Connla

on Thu, 29 Sep 2016 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Connla are Ciara McCafferty (vocals & bodhran), Ciaran Carlin (flute & whistles), Paul Starrett (guitar), Emer Mallon (harp & vocals) and Conor Mallon (Ulster & All-Ireland Uilleann Pipes Champion). They are an exciting new band with strong traditional roots as well as influences from across the globe. Their sensitive and innovative arrangements of traditional and modern folk songs and tunes have earned them praise across the folk community. Having met whilst studying Music at Ulster University, they quickly began performing together and developing friendships. The hottest new group out of Northern Ireland (Chicago Irish American News). Consider this your early warning system....there is something serious on the horizon and that creative storm is Connla. Irish Music Magazine See http://connlamusic.com/ Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start.

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Connla

on Thu, 29 Sep 2016 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Connla are Ciara McCafferty (vocals & bodhran), Ciaran Carlin (flute & whistles), Paul Starrett (guitar), Emer Mallon (harp & vocals) and Conor Mallon (Ulster & All-Ireland Uilleann Pipes Champion). They are an exciting new band with strong traditional roots as well as influences from across the globe. Their sensitive and innovative arrangements of traditional and modern folk songs and tunes have earned them praise across the folk community. Having met whilst studying Music at Ulster University, they quickly began performing together and developing friendships. The hottest new group out of Northern Ireland (Chicago Irish American News). Consider this your early warning system....there is something serious on the horizon and that creative storm is Connla. Irish Music Magazine See http://connlamusic.com/ Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start.

{ £6.60 } buy tickets


Rura

on Thu, 29 Sep 2016 at Inverness Glen Urquhart Public Hall 7:30pm

"Live Act of the Year" winners, 2015 Trad Music Awards, RURA are "one of the most exciting bands on the Scottish folk scene" (Songlines). The five-piece's fire first ignited in 2010, as award-winners at Glasgow's world-renowned Celtic Connections festival, where they have now appeared on a remarkable seven consecutive occasions. Since then, Steven Blake, Adam Brown, David Foley, Adam Holmes and Jack Smedley's powerful instrumentals and haunting songcraft has been a highlight of many of the world's leading folk festivals - including Cambridge, Tønder, Winnipeg, HebCelt and Shetland, amongst countless others. A magical blend of fiddle, Highland pipes, whistle, flute, bodhran, guitar and voice grabs you by the throat and won't let go. Sure to sell out so get an early bird ticket (£10) now! Doors 7.30pm, concert starts 8pm. BYOB

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Kaz Hawkins Band

on Thu, 29 Sep 2016 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Northern Ireland blues darling Kaz Hawkins is no longer its best-kept secret. The musical prodigy won the Pure M Award for 2015 All-Ireland Best Female artist in a ceremony streamed live to the world on 26 September 2015. Beating nine acts to the prize, the Belfast East Side Arts ambassador flew the flag for Northern Ireland at the Pure M Awards, just as she did when she accepted the prestigious Barry Middleton Award for Emerging Artist at the British Blues Awards on 15 September. Kaz was also nominated for Northern Ireland's prestigious NI Music Prize in 2014 and again in 2015. Kaz's stellar rise to success will be no surprise to Northern Ireland music aficionados and her blues fans world-wide, whom she's been wooing for years with her deep, powerful voice, original song writing and soulful tracks. The latest featured on her Get Ready album which won the Blues Matters Writers Poll Best Studio Album of 2015, beating Roger Daltrey and Wilko Johnson. No mean feat for the 42 year-old Belfast woman who owes surviving a life of physical and emotional hardship, to music and a larger-than-life personality that doesn't take setbacks lying down! Kaz and her band are currently in recording for a second album to be released in spring 2016 just ahead of the band's 2016 UK Tour. Kaz has also changed the line up to increase the band sound. The one remaining original member, Nick McConkey on guitar has been with Kaz for almost four years. On the band's 2015 Hallelujah UK Tour, Kaz added Peter Uhrin on drums and as awards came Kaz decided to change things around with the addition of the drummer's brother on Bass. Yani Uhrin joined, already firmly locked in musically with his brother, meaning the band now have a powerful close knit rhythm section. Kaz also wanted to improve the melodic side to the band sound and has added Deanne Jones on backing vocals, adding more flavour and a fresh dynamic to the already award winning sound of the Kaz Hawkins Band. Kaz Hawkins (Vocal,Guitar,Percussion) Nick McConkey (Guitar) Pete Uhrin (Drums) Yani Uhrin (Bass) Deanne Jones (Backing Vocalist) www.kazhawkins.com https://www.facebook.com/kazhawkinssongs https://soundcloud.com/kaz-hawkins-1 https://twitter.com/kazhawkins

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Otis Gibbs

on Thu, 29 Sep 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ While writing the songs on this record, I found myself thinking an awful lot about my father and how he encouraged me to do everything I could to pursue a creative life. He rode a Harley Davidson Chopper, sang along to Jerry Lee Lewis records and took absolutely no shit from anyone. The only job he ever enjoyed was driving a tow truck, but he couldn't support the family on just 85 cents an hour. He was convinced he'd finally hit the jackpot when he got a job throwing 100 pound bags of starch into boxcars for $1.85 an hour. Thirty years later, he retired with a worn out back, a bad shoulder and a cheap certificate in a cardboard frame. He once told me they were his "Souvenirs Of A Misspent Youth." One thing I inherited from my father was his low tolerance for bullshit and let's face it, the arts world is full of it. With that in mind, one morning I scribbled a thought onto the cover of my notebook that served as a reminder while working on these songs. "There are only two people in art who matter. There's the creative individual and the person experiencing it, everything else is an artificial filter." If I have one core artistic belief, that would probably be it. That principle and a whole lot of scratching, clawing and sacrifice has earned me a loyal cult following throughout Europe and in parts of the USA, but don't feel bad if you've never heard of me. I like to joke around the house that I've done everything I can to remain obscure without realizing it. While my parents worked during the day, it fell upon some strange individuals to babysit me. One of these people was my uncle. He wasn't the best choice to babysit a 4 year old because he'd just gotten out of prison. He wasn't even really my uncle, he and my aunt were just shacking up. Living in sin. Renting with the option to buy. He got bored watching me, so he took me to a neighborhood bar that had an upright piano in the corner. He'd sit me on top of that piano and I'd sing Hank Williams and Jimmy Rodgers songs while he accompanied me. The drunks thought I was a cute kid, so they gave me tip money and I'd sing their requests. My uncle would then take that money and get drunk on it. That's when I first learned how the music industry actually works. One of the benefits of being a touring musician is I often find myself dropped into unexpected situations. These moments sometimes make their way into my songwriting. Experiences like crossing the Carpathian Mountains in Romania in a snowstorm and picking up a nine year old hitchhiker named "Cozmina." She told me her family's tragic story as I gave her a ride over the top of the mountain. I recently visited the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. There's a saying that every American knows someone whose name is on that wall, but as I stood there, I couldn't think of anyone. Then it hit me like a ton of bricks. As a kid in Wanamaker, Indiana, we had an aging boxer living in the house next door who had just lost his son in Vietnam. My Father did everything he could to be supportive, so we stopped by every day to visit. At the time, I was just a kid and didn't understand any of it. After finding my neighbor's son's name on the wall, I found myself standing there silently grieving beside strangers and remembering his Father (and mine). These newfound memories of my father and our pugilist friend stuck with me and eventually lead to "Ghosts Of Our Fathers." I've planted 7,176 trees in my lifetime. These were all large trees and were planted without the benefit of heavy machinery. Just shovels, spades and strong backs. It was my day job for about ten years and I loved it, but my body started to break down toward the end. Luckily, I started touring more in the UK and Europe which allowed me to play music full time. I quit that job about 8 years ago and haven't had a day job since. "No Rust On My Spade" is a song that looks back to those days when I prided myself in being a Nurseryman. "It Was A Train" and "The Darker Side Of Me" are loosely based on stories told to me by hobo friends around Midwestern campfires. My father was a hunter. At a very young age I followed him into the forests of Indiana in search of deer, rabbit and squirrel. I struggled for years to find a way to tell him that I loved being alone in the woods with him more than anything, but the idea of killing animals for "sport" repulsed me. "With A Gun In My Hand" tells the story that I was unable to tell as a kid. I'm happy to report that as he aged he lost all interest in hunting. This made him love the outdoors even more. I host a show called Thanks For Giving A Damn. It features your favorite musicians telling road stories, tall tales and vague recollections. There's no music, just talk. It's available as a podcast and there's a new episode posted to iTunes every Wednesday. I love hearing road stories, so I started the show as a way to share these stories directly with the people who enjoy my work. I had modest expectations at first, but was pleasantly surprised when the audience grew much quicker than I ever could have hoped. I'm happily living in East Nashville with my partner, Amy Lashley and a few too many rescued pets. (Let me know if you need a cat.) Amy and I have been together for over 15 years, but I don't want anyone to get the wrong idea. We're just hanging out. I'm a hell of a lot more like my old man than I'd care to admit. Like him, I work for a living. My job is to make people feel something and that's what I've tried to do with "Souvenirs Of A Misspent Youth." It's a record that I'm proud of and I believe it's my finest work to date. Thank you kindly for taking the time to experience it and I hope we might one day meet in person. Thanks for giving a damn, -Otis Gibbs

{ £13.75 } buy tickets


Mambo Jambo Play Cafe#9

on Thu, 29 Sep 2016 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

Acoustic roots duo Mambo Jambo present a bit of a musical feast. They will take you on an enjoyable and intriguing musical journey, mixing sounds from around the world, folk and jazz, plus their own compositions. Their repertoire draws in a wide range of styles that might include Bluegrass, Latin & Caribbean New Orleans, Balkan, and more. Blending all these influences they create an upbeat rhythmic and rootsy sound all of their own with appeal across a very wide audience.

{ £6.60 } buy tickets


David Francey With James Mckie

on Thu, 29 Sep 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Widely covered by other artists, this Scottish-born Canadian is rated one of that country's foremost songwriters, composing memorable melodies and deceptively simple yet poetic lyrics about the lives and experiences of ordinary working people. He has become a favourite of ours over three past visits and we are delighted to welcome him back. Note that there has been a change to David's guitar accompanist on this tour - it will now be James McKie rather than Mark Westberg.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


David Francey With James Mckie

on Thu, 29 Sep 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Widely covered by other artists, this Scottish-born Canadian is rated one of that country's foremost songwriters, composing memorable melodies and deceptively simple yet poetic lyrics about the lives and experiences of ordinary working people. He has become a favourite of ours over three past visits and we are delighted to welcome him back. Note that there has been a change to David's guitar accompanist on this tour - it will now be James McKie rather than Mark Westberg.

{ £9.90 } buy tickets


Elfin Bow At Ruthin Allstyles Folk & Acoustic

on Thu, 29 Sep 2016 at Ruthin AllStyles Music Club 8:00pm

We are delighted to present a Showcase by the amazingly talented Elizabeth Anne Jones with her new folk band Elfin Bow. Elizabeth has a long association with her husband Gary Edward Jones' band, as a backing singer, and now she and bass player Oscar have formed Elfin Bow as a separate band in their own right. They will perform a 40 minute mid evening Showcase and an extended finale spot at the end. As always, support will be by a selection of the AllStyles regulars providing a varied and broad mix from Folk to Blues to R&B, from Country to Celtic to Charts. £3 on the door (members £1.50)

{ £3.30 } buy tickets


Elfin Bow At Ruthin Allstyles Folk & Acoustic

on Thu, 29 Sep 2016 at Ruthin AllStyles Music Club 8:00pm

We are delighted to present a Showcase by the amazingly talented Elizabeth Anne Jones with her new folk band Elfin Bow. Elizabeth has a long association with her husband Gary Edward Jones' band, as a backing singer, and now she and bass player Oscar have formed Elfin Bow as a separate band in their own right. They will perform a 40 minute mid evening Showcase and an extended finale spot at the end. As always, support will be by a selection of the AllStyles regulars providing a varied and broad mix from Folk to Blues to R&B, from Country to Celtic to Charts. £3 on the door (members £1.50)

{ £1.65 } buy tickets


Btgr @ The Haberdashery

on Thu, 29 Sep 2016 at London The Haberdashery 7:15pm

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

{ £15.40 } buy tickets


Btgr @ The Haberdashery

on Thu, 29 Sep 2016 at London The Haberdashery 7:15pm

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

{ £6.60 } buy tickets


Hicks And Goulbourn

on Thu, 29 Sep 2016 at Uxbridge RNA 7:00pm

A refreshing fusion of soulful vocals and breathtaking finger style guitar. Performance starts 8:00pm. Doors open for drinks at reasonable prices from 7:00pm

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Hicks And Goulbourn

on Thu, 29 Sep 2016 at Uxbridge RNA 7:00pm

A refreshing fusion of soulful vocals and breathtaking finger style guitar. Performance starts 8:00pm. Doors open for drinks at reasonable prices from 7:00pm

{ £3.30 } buy tickets


The Tom Seals Band

on Thu, 29 Sep 2016 at Leek Foxlowe Arts Centre 7:30pm

Tom Seals, quite possibly the future of Jazz/Pop, literally has the world at his fingertips. His virtuoso solo-ing, excellent improvisation skills as well as a distinctive voice have left top industry officials hailing him as one of the UK's finest Blues/Boogie-Woogie piano/vocalists.` One of the UK's most in-demand side men, Tom has worked with/ supported established artists such as Gregory Porter, Cerys Matthews, Jamie Cullum and Dame Cleo Laine.

{ £6.60 } buy tickets


Positively Fourth Street: Songs From The Village

on Thu, 29 Sep 2016 at Sheffield Hagglers Corner.. 7:30pm

Journey back to the early 60s in Greenwich Village with this intimate multimedia show. Hear music by Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Paul Simon, Dave Van Ronk, and others that made up the folk/beat revival in the early 60s in New York.

{ £6.60 } buy tickets


Blues In The City Festival 6

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at Chelmsford Social Club 6:30pm

This is our 6th festival raising monies for the Remus Horse Sanctuary again and we have many award winning and award nominated artists and acts lined up for you. We are thrilled to have one of world's top guitarists playing for us Robbie McIntosh returns and is going to join Blue Swamp who are great and are a first for us. If that is not enough we have another legend Jerimiah Marques & the Blue Aces and then to cap it all we have Jamie Williams & the Roots Collective and that is just day one. Day two starts in the pubs these are free to enter gigs and we have a great line up starting at the Black Horse with Catfish then to the Start & Garter for Elles Bailey we then move across the cit to the Ale House for Dove and Boweevil then it is back to the Chelmsford Social club for another stunning night of music all the acts are listed below. Day three is around the pubs and the Bassment again these are all free to enter but we do hope you can make a generous donation to our charity the Remus Horse Sanctuary. We kick off again at the Black Horse with the Blues Consortium and then to the Star and Garter for the Delta Ladies and then all across the city to the White Horse for Andy Twyman then back to the Ale House for Jimi Whitewolf after this it is down to the Bassment for the final two acts and a party we have Salvation Jayne and Red Butler to close. I think you will agree we have excelled this year and with this year's line up for your enjoyment. Day 1: at the Chelmsford Social Club doors 6.30pm show starts at 7.15pm Jerimiah Marques & the Blue Aces, Blue Swamp (John Williamson + Mike Bowden & Big Vern) and they are joined by a very special guest Robbie McIntosh on guitar, & Jamie Williams & the Roots Collective. Day 2: at the Chelmsford Social Club doors 5.00pm show starts at 5.45pm Blues Supergroup (Cowell / Hayes / Simpson / Stroud & Kelly (the Monday Band and Bad Influence mixed together) Nicky Moore's Blues Corporation, Northsyde & Saiitchi Sugiyama band

{ £16.50 - £27.50 } buy tickets


Allen Valleys Folk Festival 2016

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at Allendale Village Hall|Allendale St Cuthbert's Church Hall 7:00pm

Kathryn Tickell & Superfolkus, Stick in the Wheel, The Turbans, Nick Harper, Tim Dalling, Alistair Anderdson and many more fantastic acts. There are limited stocks on sale until 31 May. Take a look at the line up http://allenvalleysfolkfestival.co.uk/ for this year's festival. There's a fantastic range of bands and perfomers, probabaly our best yet.

{ £15.00 - £64.20 } buy tickets


Saul Rose And James Delarre

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:00pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from Saul Rose and James Delarre, plus a set from each of the support acts. * Concessionary tickets are for the unwaged (ie no paid employment) - proof required at the door on the night. Please note that we have an allocation of ten concessionary online tickets for each of our concerts - first come first served! * Tickets on the door (where still available) will be priced at £13/11 * Mix of row seats and standing room. * Seats are not reserved, and a ticket may not always guarantee a seat, although there will be standing room. IF HAVING A SEAT IS ESSENTIAL TO YOU, PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ARE THERE WHEN THE DOOR OPENS AT 7PM, AS THE ROOM FILLS UP QUICKLY FOR POPULAR CONCERTS. We will not be able to bring in extra seats. * Children are welcome provided they sit quietly without disturbing other members of the audience. If you are unsure about this, please contact us before buying tickets for children. * Food and real ale available! Please note that you will not be able to eat in the ballroom where the concert is held, although once the doors open you may reserve a seat in the ballroom and then eat elsewhere. If you wish to eat, please ensure that you arrive in plenty of time to order and eat your food. * For more information or to contact the Goose please see our website www.thegooseisout.com

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Saul Rose And James Delarre

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:00pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from Saul Rose and James Delarre, plus a set from each of the support acts. * Concessionary tickets are for the unwaged (ie no paid employment) - proof required at the door on the night. Please note that we have an allocation of ten concessionary online tickets for each of our concerts - first come first served! * Tickets on the door (where still available) will be priced at £13/11 * Mix of row seats and standing room. * Seats are not reserved, and a ticket may not always guarantee a seat, although there will be standing room. IF HAVING A SEAT IS ESSENTIAL TO YOU, PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ARE THERE WHEN THE DOOR OPENS AT 7PM, AS THE ROOM FILLS UP QUICKLY FOR POPULAR CONCERTS. We will not be able to bring in extra seats. * Children are welcome provided they sit quietly without disturbing other members of the audience. If you are unsure about this, please contact us before buying tickets for children. * Food and real ale available! Please note that you will not be able to eat in the ballroom where the concert is held, although once the doors open you may reserve a seat in the ballroom and then eat elsewhere. If you wish to eat, please ensure that you arrive in plenty of time to order and eat your food. * For more information or to contact the Goose please see our website www.thegooseisout.com

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


The Band From County Hell + The Brandy Thieves

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Beverly Smith And John Grimm

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at Towersey The Three Horseshoes 7:30pm

Top old-time musicianship from Georgia, USA

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Kiki Dee & Carmello Luggeri

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at Emsworth Baptist Church 7:30pm

Kiki maintains our tradition of opening WemsFest with one of the finest female UK-based musicians we can find (and afford!). She follows in the footsteps of Sally Barker (2014), and Judie Tzuke (2015). Please understand that due to the expenses involved with a concert like this we cannot offer a large quantity of concessionaire tickets and all of these have now been sold.

{ £22.00 } buy tickets


Kiki Dee & Carmello Luggeri

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at Emsworth Baptist Church 7:30pm

Kiki maintains our tradition of opening WemsFest with one of the finest female UK-based musicians we can find (and afford!). She follows in the footsteps of Sally Barker (2014), and Judie Tzuke (2015). Please understand that due to the expenses involved with a concert like this we cannot offer a large quantity of concessionaire tickets and all of these have now been sold.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Nick Harper

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

Doors 7pm Please let us know if you have any disabilities and require support/seating. About Nick His first solo release was the 1994 EP Light at the End of the Kennel which he quickly succeeded with his 1995 album Seed. In 1996, after this release, he had a chance meeting with Squeeze frontman and songwriter Glenn Tilbrook, which led to Harper being given the support slot for the forthcoming Squeeze tour and his being signed up to Tilbrook's own Quixotic label. Following tours in the UK, US and Japan, Harper recorded both the 1998 album Smithereens and 2000's Harperspace with Tilbrook as producer. After moving to the Sangraal label in the early 2000s, a further EP (2001's Instrumental), live double album (2002's Double Life) and studio album (Blood Songs in 2004) were released. His 2006 album Treasure Island was a change of direction, seeing both a concerted shift to more overtly political themes (songs such as Knuckledraggers, Sleeper Cell and Intelligent Design spliced together from audio clips of George W. Bush's speeches on the war on terror were all highly critical of the Bush regime) and to more historical perspectives. The album's title track is inspired by an obscure Liverpudlian philanthropist who employed destitute men returning from the Napoleonic Wars to dig tunnels for no other reason than to give them something to do. May 2007 saw a special iTunes download release of his first single "Blue Sky Thinking", taken from his sixth studio album Miracles for Beginners on behalf of the Love Hope Strength Foundation, a cancer charity founded to provide a global support network for cancer survivors. It reached no. 1 in the iTunes folk chart[citation needed] and received favourable reviews and radio airplay across the UK and Europe. All proceeds from the single went to the Foundation. Miracles for Beginners itself was released in June 2007. After taking a three-year hiatus from recording to focus on touring and charity work, he announced that in February 2010 he would embark on a UK tour to promote his forthcoming album, The Last Guitar. The album was released the following month and features his then 13-year-old daughter taking a guest vocal slot on one of the songs Silly Daddy. The tour and album served as a prelude to his prestigious gig on the Glastonbury Festival Avalon stage on 26 June 2010. Harper's 2013 album Riven was perhaps his most ambitious work, and was well received by press and fans alike. He quickly followed this in October 2014 with an all-acoustic album Nix, recorded at home in Wiltshire.

{ £16.50 } buy tickets


Oxford Fiddle Group

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at Finstock Village Hall 7:30pm

Evenlode Folk presents Oxford Fiddle Group OFG perform songs and tunes from mainly England and Scotland, but also include material from Ireland and the USA. Thery are keen to promote their own local musical heritage, such as the title track of their latest album 'Beyond the Spires'. Tunes can be foot-tapping jigs and reels, or catchy hornpipes and marches, or beautiful slow airs and laments. Performances are 'tight' and fun, yet always played with passion. Doors 7.30pm, music from 8.00 pm Tickets £5 advance, £6 on the door. Bar.

{ £5.50 } buy tickets


Otis Gibbs

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at Torquay The Crown & Sceptre 8:30pm

Gibbs' songs feature stories about every day life. He has been compared to Woody Guthrie, Tom T. Hall, Kris Kristofferson, and Townes Van Zandt. The website Saving Country Music describes him as Gibbs a "storyteller's storyteller" with an "independent spirit." His most recent album, "Souvenirs of a Misspent Youth" has been described as "his most pleasing, direct and artful work" by The Tennessean.Alan Harrison of No Depression notes that "The Darker Side of Me" is the type of song that Johnny Cash would be interested in recording. Billy Bragg included Gibbs' song "The Peoples Day" in a list of "Top Five Songs with Something to Say", published in the Wall Street Journal. Andy Gill of the The Independent wrote that there is a "authenticity and dedication in Gibbs' delivery which is somehow cleansing in its purity"

{ £12.10 } buy tickets


The Andy May Trio

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at Guildford Institute 7:30pm

Three award-winning musicians from Newcastle Northumbrian piper Andy May (from Jez Lowe's The Bad Pennies, Baltic Crossing), guitarist Ian Stephenson (Kan, Baltic Crossing) and fiddler Sophy Ball (422, Bottle Bank Band) come together as The Andy May Trio to play high energy instrumental folk, inspired by the music of their native North East. The trio were the hits of last year's Sidmouth Folk Week and we are delighted to have persuaded them to return down South to kick off our new season of club nights. An evening in their company will include traditional tunes from Northumberland, newly-composed material by all members of the band and an introduction to the pipes, all delivered with warmth and humour. which is sure to delight. There's a certain connection only heard between musicians after many years' playing in each other's company; so following more than a decade's music making together in various guises the tight interplay and sense of fun between these three friends is sure to delight. A dazzling show is guaranteed filled with virtuosity and energy. TICKET PRICE INCLUDES FREE 2016/17 MEMBERSHIP.

{ £14.30 } buy tickets


Vin Garbutt

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at Durham Shadforth Village Hall 7:00pm

VIN GARBUTT Friday 30th September at 8:00pm In September we have Vin Garbutt appearing in our Village Hall just 4 miles from the City of Durham. An intimate evening with one of the legends of UK folk music. Doors open 7:00pm for a 8:00pm start, Bar available. Please note seats may be reserved by contacting the organisers otherwise there may only be standing spaces available.

{ £15.40 } buy tickets


The Honey Ants

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at London Sebright Arms 7:45pm

CLUB FANDANGO PRESENTS THE HONEY ANTS ANTIGONI NOBLE JACKS

{ £5.50 } buy tickets


Acoustic Haven - Teyr & The Odd Folk

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at Totnes St Johns Church 6:30pm

Acoustic Haven is back with this awesome launch September 30th 2016 - 10 years of Live Music in Totnes TEYR are coming! Absolutely fantastic folk band with a twist of lime ( or maybe a bucketful). Expect a rip-roaring night of wild-fire folk from this London based threesome. Book Early! and THE ODD FOLK - a wild bunch of wonderment. The Odd Folk are described in The Guardian as 'The best folk band you have never heard of'. Expect fun up-beat folk tales and ballads from a group who never stop playing. Doors open 6.30pm. Arrive early to best enjoy the night. Cafe with organic soup, home-made cakes, fresh baked bread, beer, and wine. A one-of-a-kind gathering, raising funds and awareness for two local land-based projects. The Hillyfield woodland farm on Dartmoor, and The Living Projects.

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Acoustic Haven - Teyr & The Odd Folk

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at Totnes St Johns Church 6:30pm

Acoustic Haven is back with this awesome launch September 30th 2016 - 10 years of Live Music in Totnes TEYR are coming! Absolutely fantastic folk band with a twist of lime ( or maybe a bucketful). Expect a rip-roaring night of wild-fire folk from this London based threesome. Book Early! and THE ODD FOLK - a wild bunch of wonderment. The Odd Folk are described in The Guardian as 'The best folk band you have never heard of'. Expect fun up-beat folk tales and ballads from a group who never stop playing. Doors open 6.30pm. Arrive early to best enjoy the night. Cafe with organic soup, home-made cakes, fresh baked bread, beer, and wine. A one-of-a-kind gathering, raising funds and awareness for two local land-based projects. The Hillyfield woodland farm on Dartmoor, and The Living Projects.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Caitlín Agus Ciarán

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at Belfast Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich 8:00pm

Caitlín Nic Gabhann agus Ciarán Ó Maonaigh - ceol agus damhsa den chéad scoth ó Thír Chonaill. Ag cur crioch le camchuairt uile Éireann sa Chultúrlann. Great night of music and dance guaranteed with two of the liveliest musicians in trad.

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Caitlín Agus Ciarán

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at Belfast Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich 8:00pm

Caitlín Nic Gabhann agus Ciarán Ó Maonaigh - ceol agus damhsa den chéad scoth ó Thír Chonaill. Ag cur crioch le camchuairt uile Éireann sa Chultúrlann. Great night of music and dance guaranteed with two of the liveliest musicians in trad.

{ £6.60 } buy tickets


Helter Skelter Presents Tiger Moth + Maayan Madar

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of Gypsy Folk Punk, Balkan, Middle Eastern, Hispanic Swing and 60s Folk at Jamboree.., Tiger Moth play a wild mix of world Gypsy folk punk, ranging from Balkan, Middle Eastern and Hispanic to Swing, often played at a dizzying speed, a lyrical, bass, horn and drum driven blast of brilliant madness. Maayan Madar plays wonderful classic indiepop and '60s-tinged folk.

{ £6.60 } buy tickets


New Roots Presents: Gem Andrews/ Caroline Mary/ Gabriel Moreno

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

Liverpudlian singer-songwriter and UK alt-country queen Gem Andrews takes influence from roots artists as diverse as KD Laing to Kitty Wells, Lucinda Williams to Ani Di Franco, Emmylou Harris to The Be Good Tanyas. Her deep understanding of folk and country craft shines through in her beautifully written songs- in a wonderfully vibrant UK roots and Americana scene she stands out as a leading player, don't miss her. Caroline Mary sings allegorical songs of animals, alcohol and agnosticism, hinting at folk, country and pop to explore themes of death, desire and debauchery. In her own words, her songs invite you in to 'a world inhabited by invisible horses, rampant octopi and a selection of metaphorical rodents'. She'll be performing songs from her soon to be released second album. LISTEN TO CAROLINE MARY: https://soundcloud.com/carolinemary-748439258 WATCH GEM ANDREWS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdzUk1Q6vHM Gabriel Moreno is a published poet and singer songwriter from Gibraltar. His songs fuse Mediterranean rhythms with Indie/folk arpeggios performed with a classical guitar. He has eight collections of poetry published in Spanish and English, and runs the legendary 'Lantern Society' folk collective, based in the Betsey Trotwood in Farringdon., London. WATCH GABRIEL MORENO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMVC_w-FqX4

{ £6.60 } buy tickets


Johnny Dickinson - Slide Guitar Master - In Concert

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

John ("Johnny") Dickinson has been off the live gig circuit for nigh on 5 years due to an unusually dogged and debilitation illness. Consequently this gig will be special....Don't miss it!

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Johnny Dickinson - Slide Guitar Master - In Concert

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

John ("Johnny") Dickinson has been off the live gig circuit for nigh on 5 years due to an unusually dogged and debilitation illness. Consequently this gig will be special....Don't miss it!

{ £0.00 } buy tickets


Honey Bee Blues Club Present Robin Bibi Band

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at Sheffield Yello Arch Studios 8:00pm

{ £9.90 } buy tickets


Graceland Presented By The Awful Truth

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at Manchester The Wonder Inn 7:30pm

Another classic album showcasing local talent. This time round Paul Simon's seminal 1986 album "Graceland". Released August 1986 - 30 years! Line up: The Bookends Band The Rich Williams Experience Richard Lomax The Awful Truth We got: Drums/Djembes/Congas/Saxophones/Trumpets Best bring your dancing. Artists will play a few of their own songs and a few songs in their own style from that wonderful album. They are usually good, no doubt, but so excited about this one! 1 The Boy In The Bubble 3:59 2 Graceland 4:48 3 I Know What I Know 3:13 4 Gumboots 2:42 5 Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes 5:34 6 You Can Call Me Al 4:39 7 Under African Skies 3:34 8 Homeless 3:45 9 Crazy Love Vol II 4:17 10 That Was Your Mother 2:51 11 All Around The World Or The Myth Of Fingerprints 3:15

{ £5.50 } buy tickets


Rue Royal

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at Stourbridge ScaryCanary The Venue 7:00pm

Rue Royal The Anglo-American outfit earned their stripes on the Chicago music scene before selling most of their belongings and boarding a plane for Europe, armed with their instruments and self-titled 2008 debut LP, for their first out-of-town tour. The road quickly became Rue Royale's way of life with chips and dents in their tour vans' bodywork testament to nearly 1000 shows in 15 countries. Grand Valise Grande Valise are a Black Country based duo with an ear for telling tales in close harmony. After releasing their indie-pop style debut LP 'Minnewater' in 2013, they've been working on various eclectic projects including an album steeped in their shared love of Black Country history, and a suite of songs that take inspiration from old cowboy novels.

{ £3.30 } buy tickets


The Big Blue

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at Framfield Memorial Hall 7:30pm

THE BIG BLUE remain one of the most popular live blues bands in the South East Vocalist/guitarist/frontman, Stuart Bligh, admits to being a huge Stevie Ray Vaughan fan. Following in the SRV tradition, The Big Blue take pure, classic blues music and inject it with a raw excitement. Stuart has been compared, by press and enthusiastic fans alike, with Hendrix as well as SRV but he plays down such grandiose comparisons. "We're just keeping the blues tradition alive. We try to be authentic. If other influences creep in, well that's just how we distinguish ourselves from the next blues band out there." "...a ten-minute finale of 'Voodoo Chile.' The number of different styles, accents and tempos that were put into this was amazing. Stuart is a truly masterful guitarist and a fine vocalist, and his players are first class" BluesInBritain

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Chris Bevington & Friends

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at Leek Foxlowe Arts Centre 8:00pm

Chris Bevington & Friends hit the Blues scene in 2014 with the release of their debut album Chris Bevington & Friends. topping the Blues Charts in the UK and the USA receiving fantastic reviews in both the Blues and Rock Community. 2016 brought the release of their second album Better Start Cookin which received Radio 2 airplay. In the past two years the band has toured the UK, building a solid reputation for their live performances. They are delighted to be included in this year's festival line-up. Tickets £7.00 available on-line, from the Foxlowe Gallery & TF Travel, Leek and Chris Bevington! Doors 8.00pm for 8.30pm start

{ £7.70 } buy tickets


Voodoo Kitchen With Special Guest Steve Simpson

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at Worthing The John Selden Public House 8:00pm

'VOODOO KITCHEN'AT THE JOHN SELDEN CHANGES TO FRIDAYS BOB BROOKES VOCALS & HARMONICA JEREMY SHERMAN GUITARS VOCAL TREVOR GRANT GUITARS JIM BARR BASS MARIANNE HILLER BROOK DRUMS & PERCUSSION INVITE YOU TO JOIN USOIN US IN THE FUNCTION JUNCTION AT THE BEST KEPT PUB IN SUSSEX. NOT ONLY DO THEY SERVE A GOOD SELECTION OF ALES, THEY HAVE A GREAT KITCHEN TOO! GREAT MUSIC FROM THE USUAL SUSPECTS PLUS SPECIAL GUEST STEVE SIMPSON Early 70s Slim Chance, the band formed by Ronnie Lane; a true showman in action both on and off stage. A gentleman and talented troubadour. Mid 70sthe iconic Meal Ticket, then Frankie Miller's Band, a short spell with The Sutherland Brothers, the legendary Chuck Farley in 1980 (still popping up from time to time) Hinkley's Heroes and a long standing working relationship with Roger Chapman and his Short List from 1981. 1989 started a project with bass man Malcolm Hoskins from Little Sister. This led to a good rocking crew, The New Heaters, all of whom feature on Steve's 2010 album The Wrong Road Home. Special guests on vocals are Charlie Dore, Becky Clowes and Andy Winfield. There is a long-standing association with The Good Men in the Jungle, fronted by Becky Clowes and Alun Davies, who is still called upon by his long-time friend Yusuf Islam for world-wide concerts. Right now there's a welcome return to Ronnie Lane's music with the reformed but unrepentant Slim Chance £5.00 ENTRY AS USUAL! FREE NIBBLES AS USUAL!

{ £5.50 } buy tickets


Oxjam Music Festival Falmouth 2016

on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 at Falmouth High Street - Various Venues 8:00pm

The Oxjam Music Festival is coming to Falmouth! The Oxjam Falmouth Takeover will include lively music and acts performing in aid of Oxfam in Falmouth! Expect to see a range of great artists performing at Mono, The Front and Five degrees below from 8:30pm till late. Get your tickets before its too late!

{ £6.60 } buy tickets


Kirk Fletcher

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at Southampton The 1865 7:00pm

Kirk Fletcher has a reputation as a bonafide can't-miss performer. His soulful playing and singing never fails to elicit chills, and his unique approach to blues and roots music is both refreshingly modern and completely authentic. Widely considered one of the best blues guitarists in the world, he has commanded the respect and acclaim of critics, peers and fans across the globe. He is a four-time Blues Music Award and a 2015 British Blues Award nominee and has played with a variety of popular artists, including Joe Bonamassa and a three-year role as lead guitarist of The Fabulous Thunderbirds. He is also the frontman of his own Kirk Fletcher Band, having released three studio albums and a live album. A fourth studio album is currently in the works. Kirk is hands-down one of the best blues guitarists in the world. Joe Bonamassa Fletcher's playing is a synthesis of the best qualities of contemporary electric blues, but he isn't confined by it. He displays a limitless flow of concepts in a slow-blues context. Vintage Guitar Magazine Fletcher favors toothy Strat tones, stinging bends, and flurries of tight, staccato riffs that seem to pop from his fretboard like little firecrackers Guitar Player Magazine

{ £15.40 } buy tickets


Martin Carthy And Jim Causley

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

For up to date info go to www.ashkeysmusic.com Jim site www.jimcausley.co.uk/ Martin site www.watersoncarthy.com/id22.htm For more than 40 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music's greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it. Trailblazing musical partnerships with, amongst others, Steeleye Span, Dave Swarbrick and his award-winning wife (Norma Waterson) and daughter Eliza Carthy have resulted in more than 40 albums, but Martin has only recorded 10 solo albums, of which the much anticipated Waiting for Angels (Topic TSCD527) is the latest. Jim Causley Five times BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jim Causley is a singer/musician who is passionate about traditional song and particularly that of his native Westcountry. As one third of The Devil's Interval he toured with Waterson:Carthy for seven consecutive years as part of their annual Frost & Fire Christmas show and joined them in the studio for on their last album 'Holy Heathens and the Old Green Man' (Topic). Causley has recorded with several respected artists including 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

{ £17.60 } buy tickets


Sunjay @ Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 7:30pm

Sat 1st October Sunjay @ Wychwood Folk Club + Support by Alan Pettifer Tiddy Hall, Shipton Road, Ascott -u- Wychwood, Oxon, OX7 6AG Tickets £10.00 in advance £12.00 on the door Start 8pm.Doors 7.30pm Parking & Bar Available Contact: Mark/Elaine 01993831427 or 07870563299 wychwoodfolkclub@gmail.com "Sunjay is very much the man of the moment. Not so much the flavour of the month is the flavour of the year." Living Tradition You could be forgiven for thinking at first listen that Sunjay is older than his 22 years. With a relaxed and confident manner, vocal style and mastery of his instrument he walks onto a stage and addresses the audiences 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 4 years old and hasn't put it down since. Sunjay's style has that natural drift between folk and blues and both camps have recognised his obvious flair. There have been a clutch of award nominations, including winning the Wath Festival Young Performers Award. He also made the final selection for the BBC's Young Folk Award in 2012, had three nominations at the Exposure Music Awards 2014 and was also recognised by the 2014 British Blues Awards. Drawing from a rich, musical and cultural background it is hardly surprising that Sunjay has quickly become recognised as one of the UK's rising stars. His performances have been described as mature & confident, while his guitar playing has been hailed as superb, brilliant, experienced, intricate & faultless. Sunjay clocked over a hundred tour dates in 2013 supporting the likes of Steeleye Span, Martin Simpson, Passenger, and Terry Reid. With three albums already to his name, ('Seems So Real' 2011, 'One Night Only' 2013 and 'Sunjay' 2014) Sunjay has just recorded his fourth release (Black & Blues released 30th November 2015). "Already creating a stir with talents way beyond his years. A really soothing, natural sound and most definitely destined for bigger things." - Maverick Magazine For such a young performer, Sunjay shows real confidence, maturity and ease on stage that it seems like he has been doing nothing else all of his life. Folk All Magazine "A great voice."- Blues Matters Magazine He's a wizard on the guitar; I think I'd call it jazz-folk! Vin Garbutt An amazing picker, a must see. Terry Reid "Listen, watch and take note." - FATEA Magazine Alan Pettifer Alan started songwriting way back in the early seventies, and one of his early influences back then was Tony Joe White an American singer songwriter whose country blues style and storytelling just knocked me out. However, over the years he's developed his own style of writing, singing and playing and his songs have meaningful lyrics and memorable melodies. That they are emotive in every way and tell only of real live experiences and events, whether happy or sad. he plays and composes in most genres. His songs and concerts have raised many, many thousands of pounds for charities, such as Afghan Heroes, Crimestoppers UK, Royal British Legion, Downs Syndrome, The Burma School Appeal and the Motor Neuron Disease Association. www.wychwoodfolkclub.com www.wegottickets.com/wychwoodfolkclub http://www.sunjay.tv/ http://www.alanpettifer.com/

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Otis Gibbs

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at Broseley Birchmeadow Centre 7:30pm

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Papa Truck

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

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

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Sean Taylor

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at Manningtree Red Lion 8:00pm

We are pleased to welcome Sean Taylor back to the Red Lion. Sean is a talented singer-songwriter in the folk blues tradition with a growing reputation. He is in demand to play in clubs and at festivals all over Europe. Sean will be accompanied by Hanna Piranha on violin.. In support will be Red Lion favourite Jazmine Ava making a welcome return to performing after taking a maternity break

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Robb Johnson - Matinée

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 1:45pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 1.45pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 2.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 3.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Robb Johnson is widely recognised as one of the UK's finest songwriters. An English original, (Robin Denselow, the Guardian) ... one of our best singer-songwriters ever (Mike Harding). He gigs in the UK, Belgium, Germany & the USA, & his songs are covered by many singers. In 2013 the release of a new, revised version of Gentle Men, Robb's family history of the First World War, recorded with Roy Bailey & Barb Jungr, again received unanimous critical acclaim - a wonderful mixture of the political and personal...A really moving piece of work (Billy Bragg, & a folk classic (The Guardian) A review of Robb's 2014 album Us & Them said Robb Johnson keeps folk music relevant & thought-provoking. 'Us & Them' shows what can be created by one man & a guitar, (The Living Tradition), while the following year's band album, Here Goes Nothing, prompted the following review from R2: Within bars of the opening onslaught..it's evident that Robb is quite the kamikaze axe man. The November 2015 release of a live song & spoken word recording of Gentle Men A Solo Performance, was described as Intense, engaging & very moving (fROOTS). In 2016, PM Press in the US released A Reasonable History of Impossible Demands, a 5 CD career-to-date box set - a magnificent retrospective (R2), this is one real essential purchase (fROOTS). My Best Regards, a new album of 13 songs, will be released this September. It features pianist Jenny Carr & bassist John Forrester, who worked together on 2013's Gentle Men, & Robb's son Arvin on drums & percussion. The album also contains different versions of 3 of the songs 2 recorded with Brighton's Hullabaloo Quire, & one song, When the Tide Comes in, recorded with the Palestinian singer Reem Kelani. Robb will be touring the UK in October to celebrate the release of this album, & is particularly happy that on the first weekend he is having the London launch gig at Green Note.

{ £9.90 } buy tickets


Allen Valleys Folk Festival 2016 Ceilidh

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at Hexham Allendale Primary School 5:00pm

A family ceilidh for all to enjoy

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Allen Valleys Folk Festival 2016 Ceilidh

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at Hexham Allendale Primary School 5:00pm

A family ceilidh for all to enjoy

{ £3.30 } buy tickets


Sarah Deere-jones

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

Sarah Deere-Jones is one of the UK's most talented and versatile harpists, she was classically trained but soon turned her focus onto medieval and traditional music, with her ground-breaking compositions and arrangements, that are now in demand around the world and have been placed on UK harp grade-exam lists. She regularly appears at major music and harp festivals in America and Australia performing solo concerts and holding workshops for student harpists. As well as performing haunting songs and dazzling instrumentals from the English traditional and Celtic genres she also includes jazz and world music. Her work using the Aeolian harp (wind blown) has lead to her music being broadcast on national TV and Radio where it has been widely acclaimed. Sarah's own research on the medieval harp has shown how it is truly a traditional English, as well as Celtic musical instrument, and her concerts, which are full of dry humour, present the harp and it's image, in an entirely different light. 'Absolutely magnificent, more of this please!' Folk Roots NOV 2015 'Spell-binding and seriously enchants' Fatea 'A wonderful piece of musical escapism' Folking.com 'An inventive intuitive musician' Musician Magazine.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


40th Anniversary Ceilidh

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at Godalming Borough Hall 7:00pm

The first Godalming Borough Hall (GBH) barn dance was held in August 1976. Forty years later we are still going strong, as popular as ever. To celebrate this landmark we have booked two of our dancers' favourite bands, PolkaWorks and The Bismarks plus two very popular callers in recent years, Barry Goodman and Nick Walden, plus Eddie Upton, who called at our very first dance and has come out of calling retirement for one night only.

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Govannen

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at Melton Mowbray Eastwell Village Hall 7:00pm

One of the best Celtic music bands in the UK, blending jigs & reels with traditional & contemporary Irish songs.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Dave Peabody & Regina Mudrich + Tim Penn

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at London Polish Jazz Cafe POSK 7:30pm

Return by popular demand after their debut gig at Brooks Blues Bar last year when Regina was over from Germany and following their acclaimed album together.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Wille & The Bandits

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at Margate The West Coast Bar 7:30pm

With their fresh approach to blues rock music, Wille and the Bandits have been assertively carving a place for themselves in Europe's music scene, developing a reputation as one of the best live acts around and capturing the imagination and interest of music lovers right across the globe. One of the best Live acts in the country Daily Telegraph The band were listed in the top ten must see bands at Glastonbury 2014 by BBC Radio 1 and were personally invited to perform on the German TV show Rockpalast; a musical institution of global import. Essentially, Wille and the Bandits is a classic blues rock three piece, much in the vein of Cream or The Jimi Hendrix Experience and like these bands is pushing at the boundaries of their genre. Wille and the Bandits take their sound way beyond what is expected of such a traditional line up. The band combines three talented and committed musicians who come from very different musical backgrounds. Wille's exquisite slide guitar playing and powerful vocals are given perfect momentum with Andy's innovative drumming, while virtuoso Matt, with his 6 string bass and double bass, adds a class and polish rarely seen in a Rock act. The great musicianship with infectious songs has inspired praise from Rock legends such as Ian Paice, Joe Bonamassa and Francis Rossi. Wille is a suberb slide player, I love what these guys are doing Joe Bonamassa Love the soul in their music Bob Harris Throughout a performance the band can be seen playing a range of instruments, sometimes simultaneously, sometimes switching between various guitars, basses and percussion within the same song, giving the audience a complete performance which has seen the popularity of Wille and the Bandits grow at an exceptional rate.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


The Andy May Trio

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

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

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


The Mighty Burgage Band

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at Winteringham Village Hall 7:30pm

Start time 20.00. Winteringham's own acoustic band. Bound to be a entertaining evening

{ £6.60 } buy tickets


Hatful Of Rain At Sheffield Greystones

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Hatful of Rain's music is influenced by bluegrass and old time Americana but is undeniably British. The accomplished four piece has been praised by folk supremos Bob Harris and Mike Harding and performs moving and exhilarating original and traditional music on fiddle, guitar, mandolin, double bass and banjo. Their mellow acoustic sound is completed by the delightful lead vocals of singer and chief songwriter Chloe Overton, and there's also some fine harmony singing on display. This classy modern folk quartet has released two full length albums of mostly original material and a recent 5-track EP of traditional songs. This is the first visit to Sheffield for the Brighton-based band.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Daniel Duke / Stylusboy

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

The Big Comfy Bookshop & Tortoise PR present... Daniel Duke & Stylusboy with Ellie Gowers. Daniel Duke: Daniel Duke writes hand-clapping, foot-stomping, roof-raising, soul-baring folk music. Duke's singing and song-writing have been compared to the likes of Jeff Buckley, Brett Dennen, Conor Oberst and Mumford & Sons. Daniel honed his skills busking on the streets of Belfast, and it shows in the sheer power of his voice and, what Folkroom Records describes as the catchy, Fleetwood Mac-does-folk-sing-a-long-anthems sound of his songs. The combination of roaring folk tunes, the odd Disney cover and the energy of his performance has made Daniel Duke a must see and a perfect festival act. Daniel is a regular on the London folk scene and was also seen on The Voice on BBC television. Stylusboy: Stylusboy, Coventry singer-songwriter Steve Jones, creates indie-folk music influenced by cult contemporary songwriters like Damien Rice and Ryan Adams as well as classic performers such as Nick Drake and Neil Young. Stylusboy has performed all over the UK including sell out shows at Green Note in London and Warwick Arts Centre in his home city of Coventry. He has supported the like of John Smith, Newton Faulkner, Danny and the Champions of the World, Grant-Lee Philipps, MG Boulter and Lucy Ward . As befitting a modern day troubadour he's also performed one-to-one shows in Emily Barker's Folk in a Box, regularly plays online gigs to audiences all around the world and has played numerous house shows. Stylusboy has performed his intimate folk music at festivals such as the BBC Introducing Stage at Wychwood Festival,Warwick Folk Festival and Greenbelt Festival. The lead track from his Whole Picture EP became a number 1 in Indonesia with EP later becoming 'EP of the Year' on music blog 'This is a Popscene'. Stylusboy is signed to Wild Sound Recordings, the label founded by renowned songstress Polly Paulusma and distributed worldwide by the influential Proper Music. Wild Sound has released the Lantern EP and Stylusboy's debut album Hospitality for Hope, co-produced by Paulusma and featuring the double bass talent of Nizlopi's John Parker and the vocals of close collaborator Rachel Grisedale. The album received acclaim and support from the likes of Acoustic Magazine, R2 Magazine, For Folks Sake, God is in the TV as well as praise from BBC Introducing, 6Music, Xfm and Amazing Radio. In December 2015 Stylusboy released the limited Christmas Light EP and a live album Tales from Home, both which hand unique handmade sleeves made by Steve himself. Stylusboy is currently writing his next collection of songs and performing his special songs at intimate shows around the UK. Ellie Gowers Ellie Gowers is a young singer songwriter from Warwickshire with a gorgeous voice and delicate guitar playing. Stage times Daniel Duke 9.45-10.30 Stylusboy 8.50-9.35 Ellie Gowers 8.00-8.35 Doors open at 7pm. Bookshop Bar open serving hot and cold drinks, alcohol plus cake. No other food and drink to be brought into the premises. Www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk

{ £6.60 } buy tickets


Whiskey In The Jar - Charleworth Village Club

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at Glossop Charlesworth Village Club 8:00pm

Supporting local charities.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Squeeze!

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at Sheffield Dungworth Village Hall 9:30am

A Day-long Workshop with Matthew Quinn A full day of workshops focusing around arranging and accompanying tunes on the melodeon. Get to grips with left-hand technique and bass work, looking at rhythmical accompaniment with the bellows and how to come up with your own harmonies. Led by Matthew Quinn, an experienced and sort after singer and musician from Sussex. Session 1: 10-11.30 Get playing - tunes and accompaniment A session to get you all playing together! Get to grip with some tunes, and once they are under your belt, Matthew will take you through a step-by-step guide to accompanying yourself, covering all the basics- chords and rhythm, bellow movements and balance. Session 2: 11.45 12:45 Get harmonising - making tunes your own Continuing with a more advanced look at accompanying tunes, looking at more advanced constructed harmonies and chord progressions - time to get creative and to put some of your ideas to the test. Break for lunch Session 3: 2.15 4 Get singing - songs and accompaniment Get singing and playing at the same time! You will learn songs and work on putting an accompaniment to them, using tips learnt throughout the day. Plus a look at overcoming common barriers to singing whilst playing such as confidence and remembering the words. Session 4: Recap and Q&A A chance to recap everything that you've learnt during the day. This will also be the chance for you to put any questions to Matthew: questions about any of the material learnt, and about melodeon technique in general. Evening: Informal session in The Royal A chance to put what you've been learning into action! Little note on concessions: In order to make our events as accessible as possible we try to offer concessions or alternatives to paying full price where ever possible. These concessions are intended for people on low income for whatever reason low pension, student loans, or un/low-waged. Please use your discretion. We don't want to exclude anyone from our events, but please don't be too Yorkshire about it. (i.e. It is not intended for people who can afford it, but happen to a bit older than some of us!)

{ £27.50 } buy tickets


Squeeze!

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at Sheffield Dungworth Village Hall 9:30am

A Day-long Workshop with Matthew Quinn A full day of workshops focusing around arranging and accompanying tunes on the melodeon. Get to grips with left-hand technique and bass work, looking at rhythmical accompaniment with the bellows and how to come up with your own harmonies. Led by Matthew Quinn, an experienced and sort after singer and musician from Sussex. Session 1: 10-11.30 Get playing - tunes and accompaniment A session to get you all playing together! Get to grip with some tunes, and once they are under your belt, Matthew will take you through a step-by-step guide to accompanying yourself, covering all the basics- chords and rhythm, bellow movements and balance. Session 2: 11.45 12:45 Get harmonising - making tunes your own Continuing with a more advanced look at accompanying tunes, looking at more advanced constructed harmonies and chord progressions - time to get creative and to put some of your ideas to the test. Break for lunch Session 3: 2.15 4 Get singing - songs and accompaniment Get singing and playing at the same time! You will learn songs and work on putting an accompaniment to them, using tips learnt throughout the day. Plus a look at overcoming common barriers to singing whilst playing such as confidence and remembering the words. Session 4: Recap and Q&A A chance to recap everything that you've learnt during the day. This will also be the chance for you to put any questions to Matthew: questions about any of the material learnt, and about melodeon technique in general. Evening: Informal session in The Royal A chance to put what you've been learning into action! Little note on concessions: In order to make our events as accessible as possible we try to offer concessions or alternatives to paying full price where ever possible. These concessions are intended for people on low income for whatever reason low pension, student loans, or un/low-waged. Please use your discretion. We don't want to exclude anyone from our events, but please don't be too Yorkshire about it. (i.e. It is not intended for people who can afford it, but happen to a bit older than some of us!)

{ £22.00 } buy tickets


New Roots Presents: Whiskey Moonface/ Garance & The Mitochondries

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at London The Winemaker's Club 7:00pm

To describe Whiskey Moonface as an alternative folk group doesn't even begin to do justice to the breadth of inspiration and style in their music. Based around double bass, accordian, and clarinet, they're led by the stunning vocals and hallucinatory lyrics of singer Louisa Jones. Capable of being both ear-to-ear grinningly entertaining and profoundly moving, they combine elements of Eastern European traditional & klezmer music, old-time New Orleans jazz and the baroque folk styles of Sufjan Stevens and Beirut with their own unique take on contemporary folk to make for a superbly realized, truly beautiful, and utterly original sound- there is simply no-one in the UK making music like them. Garance Louis. Extrovert, eccentric composer, singer, accordionist from Perpignan, and stalwart of the brilliant East London roots scene that includes Whiskey Moonface, Adam Beattie and Brooke Sharkey. Blending Tom Waits, Edith Piaf and Frank Zappa with the melancholy softness of alternative post-musette songwriting, this brilliant artist finds an exhileratingly original way of interpreting the French Chanson tradition with her formidable band The Mitochondries.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Grand Bal With 21 Boutons

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at London Chats Palace 7:30pm

Want to keep the summer feeling going a little longer? Want to dance and laugh with your friends to joyous european folk music? Want to feel the tingles in your spine as you glide across the dance floor to a lyrical parisian waltz. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3nkWFs9cSk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qrdHJDrdBM Come and join London Balfolk on Saturday 1st October at Chats Palace as we welcome European folk dance group 21 BOuTONS to London for their first ever UK tour! 21 BOuTONS (Marinette Bonnert, Belgium & Pere Romaní, Catalonia) have played for bals all across Europe but, until now, never in England. On two button accordions, with a lovely danceable feel, they play music from Belgium, Catalonia and France, as well as their own compositions. For this tour, they will also be joined by Michel Jacqmain (guitar, cittern). If you haven't tried European folk dance before, don't worry it's really easy! It's a social dance a bit like a ceilidh, but with different dances. There are some couple dances, some circle dances and some collective dances. We'll start off the evening around 8pm with an introductory dance class to give you all the steps you need to enjoy the evening. Arrive from 7.30pm to enjoy a drink in the bar with your friends. We'll have dancing and live music throughout the night until 11.30pm. Our dances are not formal balls, but we love dressing up and we think they're a great excuse to get out your favourite dress or smart waistcoat, so don't be afraid to put on you sunday best! Advance booking price: £12 + booking fee Door price: £15

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Helter Skelter With Town Of Cats + Guests

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of Gyp-Hop Ska, Latino and Funk at Jamboree... Grabbed by their scruffs, thrown in a rough hessian sack and tossed in the lake shortly after birth by some farmer or other, Town of Cats spin fucked-up fairy tales of their former lives and spit 'em out over brassy, skanking funk-folk, sing starry-eyed of childhood wonders and lustily of teenage highs, yowl and hiss at the moon with longing for something bigger and brighter than beige southern towns and the work-drink-sleep-repeat monotony of young adulthood. They twist, stomp and yell and blow and hammer, beasts possessed of the fiery, wild groove that spill forth from their fingers and fangs. Can't sing? They'll make you. Can't dance? They'll make you.

{ £6.60 } buy tickets


The Lindisfarne Story

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:00pm

RAY LAIDLAW and BILLY MITCHELL present a joyful, funny & emotional celebration of Tyneside's favourite band, featuring LADY ELEANOR, MEET ME ON THE CORNER, FOG ON THE TYNE, RUN FOR HOME and more! When Alan Hull, Rod Clements, Ray Jackson, Simon Cowe & Ray Laidlaw exploded onto the UK music scene in 1970, their sparkling songwriting quickly established the band as the standard-bearers for acoustic-based rock, cutting through the prevailing pop and glam sounds of the 70's. International success followed, and thanks to a string of unforgettable songs including Lady Eleanor, Meet Me On the Corner, Fog On the Tyne and Run For Home, Lindisfarne's music continues to be heard on the radio today. In this unique show, Ray & Billy perform all those great songs and more, and share first-hand the story of the band behind them... Show starts 8pm

{ £22.00 } buy tickets


Built For Comfort

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

{ £7.70 } buy tickets


Built For Comfort

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

{ £5.50 } buy tickets


Ben Waters & Tom Waters & Friends Night Of Rock N Roll And Boogie!!

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at Evershot Village Hall 8:00pm

A night go Boogie and Rock N Roll in this wonderful venue

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Wso At Spider Project, Featuring Susie Jones Band

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at Birkenhead Spider Project 7:30pm

A charity acoustic night in support of Spider Project - a creative arts, health and well-being recovery project. The project supports people recovering from substance misuse. People have to be totally abstinent from their drug of choice and any drug related medications to be able to get involved at Spider.

{ £3.30 } buy tickets


Botswana Independence 50th Anniversary Celebration

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at London Mycenae House 7:00pm

Saturday 1st October - Celebration of 50th anniversary of Botswana Independence Daytime free children's workshops with a Botswana focus 2-5pm 
 Evening with live music from visiting Botswana artists Aubrie and Masego Woki and the Kalahari Band + DJ + Botswana food, ticket price £10 at www.wegottickets.com and £8 concessions on the 7pm - 11pm   (Part of the GFMA - Mycenae House Black History Month events) 

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Bossaphonik Presents Ozi Ozaa

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at Oxford The Bullingdon 11:30pm

Weaving together the heritage of Ghanaian popular music of the last 50 years - highlife, Afrobeat, Afrofunk with Ghanaian folk songs. 8 piece Ozi Ozaa have a super-uplifting sound coming from a multi-cultural line up of musicians from Ghana, Nigeria, Israel, Spain, Italy and the UK

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Ash Gray & Tom Townshend Play Cafe#9

on Sat, 1 Oct 2016 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

{ £7.70 } buy tickets


Robb Johnson

on Sun, 2 Oct 2016 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

More info at Ash Keys Music www.ashkeysmusic.com www.robbjohnson.co.uk/ Robb Johnson is now widely recognised as one of the finest songwriters working in the UK today. His songs feature in the repertoires of a wide variety of musicians, from folk legend Roy Bailey to acclaimed cabaret diva Barb Jungr, & he enjoys a similarly diverse spectrum of critical acclaim a modern-day Dostoyevsky said the US's Dirty Linen, 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 says Johnson's Winter Turns To Spring is his favourite song.

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Tinderbox

on Sun, 2 Oct 2016 at Bournemouth Trouville Hotel 7:00pm

{ £10.00 } buy tickets


Tinderbox

on Sun, 2 Oct 2016 at Bournemouth Trouville Hotel 7:00pm

{ £6.00 } buy tickets


Singers' Night (with Stage And Pa System)

on Sun, 2 Oct 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

A change from the informal singarounds - A 'floor spot' on a Singers Night will be ten minutes so it will be a chance to perform two songs consecutively. Performing on stage in front of an expectant audience puts us firmly in the spotlight and necessitates more practice and preparation. To assist in the process our more experienced regular performers and volunteers are happy to offer assistance to help prepare those for whom the step up from the singaround to the darkened stage may be daunting. For example we'll be happy to help unaccompanied singers choose a suitable pitch (or even accompany them if they prefer). We'll aim to set up the stage from 6pm and if time allows there should be the opportunity to have a run-through using the microphones. So please come prepared with everything you need...capo, picks, guitar strap and most importantly PLEASE to paraphrase Bob Dylan "know your song well before you start singing" If you have any questions please email via the website. We hope that the most successful spots may eventually get the opportunity to progress to a full support spot (usually 25 mins- 5 songs)

{ £3.30 } buy tickets


Oysland

on Sun, 2 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 9pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 'Full of atmosphere! Oysland's music takes you straight to the main stage, where you can become part of the celebration of music and life.' (Central and Eastern European London Review) Oysland are a London-based Klezmer band whose exuberant sound is rooted in the Yiddish musical tradition. Their members have studied with the founders of the Klezmer revival at the Yiddish Summer Weimar Academy. Much of their music evokes the spirit of the Jewish celebrations of bygone times whilst merging with urban sounds from around the Balkans, Istanbul and New York.

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Pete Wood

on Sun, 2 Oct 2016 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

Traditional songs with concertina, pure and unadorned with no bells and whistles. It's called folksong you know!?

{ £6.60 } buy tickets


Two's Company - Go Together Tour

on Sun, 2 Oct 2016 at Walkley Walkley Community Centre 7:00pm

Young folk duo Two's Company bring their 'Go Together' album launch tour to a close at home in Sheffield. Playing a variety of traditional and original songs and tunes, Alice and David were finalists in the New Roots competition for young performers 2016 and winners of the Shrewsbury Folk Festival open mic competition in 2014. Doors 7.00pm, Music 7.30pm Bar open Charity raffle in the interval

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Fairport Convention

on Sun, 2 Oct 2016 at Southampton Brook 7:30pm

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

{ £22.00 } buy tickets


Dave Peabody & Regina Mudrich At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 2 Oct 2016 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

It's always a treat when our mate Dave Peabody brings his unique brand of acoustic blues guitar to the club. Tonight he's teaming up with Regina Mudrich, a classically trained violinist, originally from East Germany. Dave has been one of this countries most respected and authoritative blues guitarists with a career stretching back to the British blues revival of the sixties. Voted Acoustic Blues Artist of the Year 3 times by the British Blues Connection and Blues In Britain Magazine. Regina studied for 9 years at the Special School of Music University of Music Franz Liszt in Weimar, GDR. She's a busy musician including recording with our pal Lucy Ward. Tonight the two team up for an evening of blues and vaudeville songs. 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.

{ £7.70 } buy tickets


Kelly Oliver

on Sun, 2 Oct 2016 at Stoke-on-Trent Tittensor Village Hall 7:30pm

KELLY OLIVER is an exciting contemporary singer/songwriter, guitarist and harmonicist from Hertfordshire, who has recently won the award 'Best Female Solo Artist' at the NMG Awards in Cambridge and her rise to prominence has been boosted considerably after being championed by none other than BBC's Whispering Bob Harris. Kelly has toured all over the country, including appearances at the prestigious Hitchin Folk Club, Cambridge Folk Festival, Folk by the Oak and the Larmer Tree Festival. She has also opened for many top artists including Thea Gilmore, Barbara Dickson and Cara Dillon, as well as performing live with Dave Swarbrick and Luke Jackson. Her first single "Diamond Girl" (featuring Luke Jackson) has enjoyed much regional BBC and local radio coverage, as well as being featured on BBC Radio 2's Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe and on Bob Harris' BBC Radio 2 Sunday show. Her debut album 'This Land' was funded by an Emerging Excellence Award from Help Musicians UK and went on to receive a 4 star review from R2 Magazine, as well as being named one of The Telegraph's best Folk albums of 2014. Kelly is currently touring to promote her second album 'Bedlam', which has already gained much attention from the musical world. The album provides a full and luscious Celtic inspired sound. Her smooth voice floats effortlessly over the intricate guitar and violin lines, balancing strength and detail superbly. If there's one thing to be gleaned from her latest release, it's that she is a master storyteller. From first love, to insanity and everything in between, Kelly Oliver delivers slices of life in an old world folk manner that sets her apart from many on the folk scene today. http://kellyoliver.co.uk/ Appearing with Kelly is Shanade, a singer/songwriter with a powerful, soulful voice. Already well established as a studio performer, Shanade has provided lead and background vocals for a diverse range of artists ranging from Amy Winehouse to Sigma. For the first time she has put together an EP of her own material which has been produced independently and released this year on her own label, Lola Rose Records. Shanade is known for her captivating performances and is currently lining up a string of gigs, both as a soloist and with her amazing band to promote the EP launch. Her sound pairs classic song-writing and heartfelt lyrics with gutsy production, which show echoes of classic soul presented with a modern twist. https://www.facebook.com/shanademusic A500 Music aim to present some of the finest acoustic style music in a friendly and intimate environment. We seat our audience in a cabaret style with tables and chairs and because we always hope to be near capacity, we allocate seating to our guests according to when they purchased their tickets. By inviting you to bring your own drink, we are making the evening an inexpensive as well as enjoyable experience. Drinking glasses will be available on the night and we also provide free hot drinks

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Softlysoftly Presents Lucy Kitt + Shaun Brennan + Damien Renouf

on Sun, 2 Oct 2016 at London Kiss The Sky 2:45pm

PLEASE NOTE, this event is ADULTS ONLY - no children allowed in the bar. Buy a ticket in advance if you want to guarantee a seat, Tickets available at the door too at £4, but no seat guaranteed. Deliciously chilled unplugged acoustic music to charm you on a Crouch End Sunday afternoon. LUCY KITT A welcome return visit for Lucy with her gentle country-bluegrass tinged songs. https://soundcloud.com/lucy-kitt SHAUN BRENNAN Emotion-filled vocals swoop and soar.... You'll love this singer-songwriter. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ytLWgOlyMVU DAMIEN RENOUF Damien's a singer-songwriter from South London with quirky, melodic ditties. https://damienrenouf.bandcamp.com/ As usual doors open at 2.45, with music starting at 3pm and continuing until 5pm Oh yes, and there'll be marshmallows too! (After 5pm the bar opens its doors to non-paying general public, so you can stay on and enjoy the evening ambience) The venue is easy to get to - Tube to Finsbury Park or Overground to Crouch End Hill, then a couple of minutes on the W7 bus to Crouch End Clocktower, from which the venue is just two minutes' stroll.

{ £4.40 } buy tickets


Jambinai

on Mon, 3 Oct 2016 at London Oslo 7:30pm

Jambinai were the sensation of K-Music 2015 their stunning set was called 'thrilling, unexpected and perfectly controlled' by The Guardian, after The Times said 'Jambinai impressed with their genre-blurring sound, applying traditional Korean instruments to eruptive drone-rock reminiscent of Sonic Youth' After the show, they signed to Simon Raymonde's Bella Union label, who have just released their A Hermitage album back to The Guardian, who nailed it in one sentence. 'An enthralling post-rock group imagine Godspeed You! Black Emperor melded with strange and wonderful traditional instruments'. Now, they are back to play one special show in the perfect setting of Oslo Hackney

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Three Cane Whale

on Mon, 3 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

'Wonderful' fRoots 'Impressively original' The Guardian 'Mesmerising' Q 'A magical journey' Songlines A multi-instrumental acoustic trio based in Bristol, UK, featuring members of Spiro, Get The Blessing and Scottish Dance Theatre. As intricate as a team of watchmakers, as spare as a mountain stream, the music encompasses both a cinematic sweep and an intimate delicacy, in which the aroma of muddy leaves and old nettles is almost tangible (The Observer) Their eponymous debut album was chosen by Cerys Matthews as one of her Top Five Modern Folk Albums; second album Holts And Hovers was fRoots Editor's Choice Album of 2013, one of The Observer's Hidden Gems Of 2013, and one of Acoustic Guitarist magazine's 20 Essential Folk Albums. The band's third album, Palimpsest, was recorded at Real World Studios in Wiltshire, produced by Adrian Utley, and released on January 15th 2016, with artwork specially designed by Dorset's Little Toller press, and accompanied by a UK-wide, Arts Council supported, album launch tour. Palimpsest was chosen by The Telegraph as one of the 'Best Folk Music Albums Of 2016″, by fRoots as one of its 5-star Playlist Albums, and by The Guardian for its Folk World Music Playlist.

{ £15.40 } buy tickets


Wille & The Bandits

on Tue, 4 Oct 2016 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds 7:30pm

Essentially Wille and the Bandits is a classic blues rock three piece much in the vain of Cream or The Jimi Hendrix experience. But in a similar way to how these bands pushed the genre in their time, Wille and the Bandits try to take their sound beyond what is expected of such a traditional line up. The use of more bizarre instrumentation and eclectic influences in the song writing often pushes them more into a world music or progressive category. Having toured with artists such as Deep Purple through to the John Butler trio and played major festivals across Europe, the band seem to leave an equally astounding impression on audiences of all ages and musical backgrounds with their energetic and soulful performances. They have received great critical acclaim, being voted in the top ten must see bands at Glastonbury 2014 by BBC Radio 1 and reaching number 2 in the UK blues chart with their first single on downloads alone. Now touring their third independently released studio album Wille and the Bandits fan base, repertoire of sounds, styles and innovation seems to be growing at an exponential rate. The band are praised in the press for their albums; bursting at the seams with textures, originality and soul. Rock legends such as Ian Paice, Joe Bonamassa and Francis Rossi have also praised the band's musicianship and their unique edge to Rock and Blues. It's rare to find a band as dynamic as Wille and the Bandits, one that is just as comfortable and as impressive at both ends of the sonic spectrum. In the modern age of disposable music it is refreshing to hear a band that still value the art of creating albums and who continue to bring new instruments and ideas into their songwriting rather than settling for a tried and tested formula. Ten seconds of Youtube will not scratch the surface of the band's sound and message; this is a band that is very much about discovery and one best experienced LIVE!

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Russell Swallow

on Tue, 4 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fresh from touring across Europe, from street busking and house concerts, beaches to mountains, Russell now returns to London to celebrate the launch of his debut record 'My Lover, Her Lover And Me' with a set at the legendary Green Note. Dynamic, melodic songs of brooding, confessional, indie. Classic and electronica grooves underpin sensual imagery & playful melodies, powered by rich tenor vocals, driven acoustic and electric guitars, and gorgeous ambient synths. 'clearly a man with poetry in his soul' - Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music 'very, very beautiful' - Chris Hawkins, BBC Radio 6 Music 'powerful arrangements and an emotionally charged delivery' - Institute Of Contemporary Arts

{ £7.70 } buy tickets


Blue Rose Code

on Tue, 4 Oct 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

In the space of only a short few years and two stellar albums, Blue Rose Code, Edinburgh-born Ross Wilson, has gone from song-writing in the obscurity of an East London flat to being celebrated by the industry and fans alike as a legacy artist whose work stands alone. As BBC Radio 3 broadcaster Mary-Anne Kennedy said recently, Blue Rose Code is one of those rare artists whose work makes you sit up and listen. The Ballads Of Peckham Rye, Blue Rose Code's second record, was nominated for the prestigious Scottish Album Of The Year Awards in 2014 and featured a roll-call of remarkable talent, including Danny Thompson, Karine Polwart, John Wetton, Aidan O'Rourke and Kathryn Williams.

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Will Pound & Eddy Jay

on Tue, 4 Oct 2016 at Cambridge Portland Arms 7:30pm

'A staggeringly brilliant performance' FOLK RADIO **** 'Stunning two quite brilliant musicians demonstrate dynamic instrumental work.' MAVERICK **** 'Ignite is very sparky and exuberant. Their version of Andy Cutting's Flatworld is simply beautiful' SONGLINES The dynamic and exhilarating duo of Will Pound and Eddy Jay leave audiences breathless. Together Will Pound on harmonica and Eddy Jay on accordion create a sound and show like no other. The pair read each other instinctively, forging a path to new folk sounds with the two instruments together as one. Will Pound is one of the finest harmonica players of his generation whose innovative style pushes the boundaries of his instrument and the folk genre. Three-time nominee for BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician Of The Year, he has held the accolades of FATEA Instrumentalist of the Year (2013, 2014) and Spiral Earth Magazine Musician Of The Year (2015). He has recorded with musicians as diverse as Robbie Williams, Martin Simpson, Concerto Caledonia, Jim Moray and Michelle Burke and is famous for his inventive arrangements and outstanding solos in duos Haddo, Walsh and Pound and four-piece The Will Pound Band, as well as his memorable intro on the Hillborough charity Christmas No. 1, He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother. Eddy Jay is a virtuoso accordionist who can make his instrument sound more like an orchestra! A former member of Newfolks with Mabon fiddler Oli Wilson- Dickson, Eddy Jay is a virtuoso accordionist who can make his instrument sound more like an orchestra! A former member of Newfolks with Mabon fiddler Oli Wilson- Dickson, his eclectic arrangements have seen him journey into theatre including the hit stage musical version of Noel Coward's Brief Encounter which toured Broadway venues with KneeHigh. He has also performed with Irish singer songwriter Cathal Coughlan and UK jazz singer Tina May, devised his own version of Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf and an Edith Piaf tribute show Piaf The Songs which toured the UK and beyond.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Will Pound & Eddy Jay

on Tue, 4 Oct 2016 at Cambridge Portland Arms 7:30pm

'A staggeringly brilliant performance' FOLK RADIO **** 'Stunning two quite brilliant musicians demonstrate dynamic instrumental work.' MAVERICK **** 'Ignite is very sparky and exuberant. Their version of Andy Cutting's Flatworld is simply beautiful' SONGLINES The dynamic and exhilarating duo of Will Pound and Eddy Jay leave audiences breathless. Together Will Pound on harmonica and Eddy Jay on accordion create a sound and show like no other. The pair read each other instinctively, forging a path to new folk sounds with the two instruments together as one. Will Pound is one of the finest harmonica players of his generation whose innovative style pushes the boundaries of his instrument and the folk genre. Three-time nominee for BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician Of The Year, he has held the accolades of FATEA Instrumentalist of the Year (2013, 2014) and Spiral Earth Magazine Musician Of The Year (2015). He has recorded with musicians as diverse as Robbie Williams, Martin Simpson, Concerto Caledonia, Jim Moray and Michelle Burke and is famous for his inventive arrangements and outstanding solos in duos Haddo, Walsh and Pound and four-piece The Will Pound Band, as well as his memorable intro on the Hillborough charity Christmas No. 1, He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother. Eddy Jay is a virtuoso accordionist who can make his instrument sound more like an orchestra! A former member of Newfolks with Mabon fiddler Oli Wilson- Dickson, Eddy Jay is a virtuoso accordionist who can make his instrument sound more like an orchestra! A former member of Newfolks with Mabon fiddler Oli Wilson- Dickson, his eclectic arrangements have seen him journey into theatre including the hit stage musical version of Noel Coward's Brief Encounter which toured Broadway venues with KneeHigh. He has also performed with Irish singer songwriter Cathal Coughlan and UK jazz singer Tina May, devised his own version of Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf and an Edith Piaf tribute show Piaf The Songs which toured the UK and beyond.

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


James Hickman And Dan Cassidy

on Wed, 5 Oct 2016 at Lowdham The Old Ship Inn 7:30pm

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Erja Lyytinen Band

on Wed, 5 Oct 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

{ £14.30 } buy tickets


Boo Hewerdine Plus Dan Whitehouse

on Wed, 5 Oct 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Boo Hewerdine: Swimming in Mercury Tour with special guest Dan Whitehouse. Two acclaimed English songwriters and label mates touring together for the first time, both with new albums. Boo Hewerdine is well known as one of the greatest (and busiest) songwriter/performers in the business. His latest album Swimming in Mercury is released in October, but incredibly, it's been 7 years since his last studio album of original material. Not that Hewerdine has been inactive, far from it; the period has been the most productive of his career. Hewerdine wrote lyrics and played on over 30 new recordings by and with other artists during the period including Eddi Reader, Kris Drever (Lau) and Chris Difford (Squeeze). Dan Whitehouse releases his new album That's Where I Belong in September. His career to date is a story of slow burn success, built upon positive word of mouth for his three self released recordings and the many thousands of long, hard miles he's spent touring around Europe, opening for a diverse range of talented artists including Josh Ritter, Julian Cope, Maria McKee, Mark Eitzel, Jesca Hoop, Peter Green, Richard Thompson, Lau, Sun Kil Moon and Willy Mason.

{ £15.40 } buy tickets


The Miles Roses

on Wed, 5 Oct 2016 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Chip Taylor

on Wed, 5 Oct 2016 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

The New York Times says it best about Chip Taylor. If you only know him as the as the guy who wrote 'Wild Thing' and 'Angel of the Morning you don't know him! Chip Taylor is making some of the most distinctive acoustic music around today. Rolling Stone, meanwhile, names him one of America's finest songwriters as well as a masterful singer and performer, His two best-known songs are only some of the many pop, rock, country and R&B chart hits he wrote in the 1960s (Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield and Frank Sinatra all recorded his songs). Taylor was then one of the pioneers of the pivotal country-rock movement as a recording artist in the 1970s. His 1973 album, Last Chance, remains a beloved cult classic. But after refusing to play by the Nashville establishment rules, Taylor gave up music for full-time professional gambling in 1980. Since returning to music in 1996 he has enjoyed elder statesman stature within the Americana, contemporary folk and singer-songwriter scenes as an artist in his own right as well as in collaboration on albums and in performance with Carrie Rodriguez, Kendel Carson and John Platania. In a remarkable and prolific run, Taylor has released nearly an album a year since his return, each rising high on the Americana chart. As The Guardian notes, Chip Taylor, like Johnny Cash, is well worth rediscovering by a new generation. His latest album, The Little Prayers Trilogy, is a unique, eclectic collection of new songs over 3 albums. Ranging from stark demo recordings in his garage studio to fully fleshed out roots rock, the songs have in common the power and hope of prayer. Included are two stellar duets with Americana superstar Lucinda Williams that were written out of his experience playing a series of shows in Swedish prisons. If names like Willie Nelson, Guy Clark, Kris Kristofferson and Townes Van Zandt mean anything to you, you should make a point of discovering Chip Taylor, urges critic Anthony DeCurtis. Whether you know it or not, he's earned his way into that exalted company.

{ £15.40 } buy tickets


O'hooley & Tidow: Shadows

on Wed, 5 Oct 2016 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

O'Hooley & Tidow: Shadows Folk & Americana at Kings Place With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on BBC 6 Music and BBC Radio 2, a five-star live review and feature in The Guardian, O'Hooley & Tidow are regarded as 'one of British folk's mightiest combina-tions' (Mojo). Their forthcoming new album Shadows (released Summer '16) is the follow up to groundbreaking album The Hum, which earned them a place in Mojo's Top 10 Folk Albums of 2014 and a nomination for 'Best Duo' in last year's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Having the originality and skill to invite comparison with the most celebrated harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Belinda and Heidi's powerful, deeply moving, and soulful performances are infused with an honesty and empathy that will disarm the hardest of heart. ★★★★★ The Guardian 'Formidably brilliant.' Independent 'Brave, beautiful and full of love.' Martin Simpson 'In the leading ranks of the new wave of folk music aristocracy.' Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music

{ £12.50 } buy tickets


Time Out Live Presents.... Harry Pane + Natalie Shay + Alex Francis

on Wed, 5 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Time Out Live presents three rising stars on one bill. All together at Time Out readers 'Favourite Live Music Venue'.... HARRY PANE: Harry Pane is a London based folk/blues singer-songwriter. Following a move to London from Northants he's busier than ever and playing some great venues such as London 02's Brooklyn Bowl, The Bedford and The 100 Club. With a soulful and emotive voice, tumbling guitar riffs, slide-guitar and a 'stomping' pulse. His songs are crafted around stories that touch close to the heart. He's just released his EP 'Changing' which he recorded in Valencia with Dani Castelar, now available on iTunes, Spotify. Harry recently won #roadtothe100club with Meet & Jam & was awarded 'Best Original Artist' with PRS Music and a development fund with Island Records. His tracks have been played by Radio X, BBC Introducing, Kerrang and Amazing Radio. Harry's influences include John Martyn, Christy Moore, Damien Rice, Rocco Deluca and Bob Dylan. Having been a showcasing artist at SXSW in Austin, Texas in March, this summer you will find him at Glastonbury, The Big Feastival (Udder Stage), CarFest North and South and Jimmy's Farm Harvest Festival. NATALIE SHAY: Multi award winning Singer/Songwriter and BRIT school student from London. She is no stranger to playing venues across the city. Natalie has performed at The Roundhouse, The 100 Club, The Hard Rock Café, The 229 and many others. She has shared the stage with acts as diverse as Soul II Soul and Sex Pistol Glen Matlock. Her list of accolades is quite impressive for a 17 year old, including being a two time winner of the Mayor of London, Gigs: Big Busk competition. The winner of Open Mic UK, The Guardian's Music Award in 2014 and the London Music Award for Best Undiscovered Talent. Natalie's début single 'Follow You Home' reached number 15 in the singer/songwriter iTunes top 200 chart. ALEX FRANCIS: Alex Francis' emotive melding of rock, soul and blues emerged from the London grass roots rock scene in late 2015 after a rapid and completely organic rise to prominence that few singer song-writers have experienced.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


New Roots Presents: Lee Southall (the Coral)

on Wed, 5 Oct 2016 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Doors 7.30 pm. Nearest tube Kings cross, 7 mins walk. Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Lee Southall brings a wealth of experience to his solo acoustic performance. As a founder member of eclectic Liverpool band The Coral, he's already enjoyed a career that spans seven albums; a Mercury Prize nomination and a Music Producers Guild album of the year. His solo work hinges on finely crafted songwriting and virtuoso acoustic ability. Folk, pop, blues and country thread their way through songs that move from the melodic intricacy of Bert Jansch or Davey Graham, through to the raw sparseness of Karen Dalton or Townes Van Zandt. Currently residing on the West Yorkshire moors, Lee's recently supported the likes of Blue Rose Code, Ryley Walker and Laura Marling at venues across the North. A rising star on the London folk scene, American singer songwriter Robert Chaney counts Townes Van Zandt, Hank Williams and Judee Sill as influences. His recently released debut album 'Cracked Picture Frames' garnered high praise in the music press, with Folk Radio UK making it their featured album of the month.

{ £7.70 } buy tickets


Kelly Oliver - As Seen On Tv!

on Wed, 5 Oct 2016 at Epping St. John the Baptist Church 7:00pm

Doors open at 7pm for pre-show music. Live entertainment starts at 7.30pm. Expected to end around 10.00pm Kelly Oliver is 'fabulously gifted, something special' says Chris Hawkins at BBC 6 Music and is also a 'vital voice in British Folk' according to 'Whispering' Bob Harris who has given the Hertfordshire born and based artist six of her eleven BBC Radio 2 spins over the last year. Following up her debut album This Land, for which Kelly received a 4* review from The Telegraph, and an Emerging Excellence award from Help Musicians UK, Kelly has released second album Bedlam, which gained a recommendation and review in The Sunday Times Culture Magazine, 4* from R2 Magazine and was highly recommended on multiple blogs. 'Blending traditional values with bold indie pop sensibility' according to The Times, with accomplished guitar technique and harmonica which is sponsored by international brand Hohner and 'distinctive and breathtaking vocals' (The Telegraph), Kelly is 'an exceptional lyricist' (Penny Black magazine) and 'an amazing songwriter' (Mike Harding). Kelly was handpicked to be one of five coveted Showcase slots at recent Cambridge Folk Festival and drew a full club tent on the day. A great reaction to a fresh face who has been working steadily to share her music over the last three years. Dear departed Dave Swarbrick, who has performed with Kelly and added fiddle to one of the tracks on her debut album, had this to say "Kelly has the vocal skills and an exquisite voice to boot. For one so young to have such a grasp of life's travails is unusual, I like Kelly Oliver's approach to the present and the past and I predict a glittering future for her"

{ £13.75 } buy tickets


An Evening With Hugh Christopher Brown + Suzanne Jarvie, Luther Wright & Miss Emily

on Wed, 5 Oct 2016 at London Aces & Eights 8:00pm

Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM Present: An Evening with Hugh Christopher Brown + Suzanne Jarvie, Luther Wright & Miss Emily + Bonanza & Son DJs at Aces & Eights - NW5, London. Genius Canadian, New York-based producer and songwriter Hugh Christopher Brown curates an evening of music and song in London Town. Chris Brown will perform solo and alongside emotive and critically acclaimed Toronto songwriter Suzanne Jarvie + Luther Wright and Miss Emily... This is destined to be the Canadian showcases of all showcases... Since he was a kid, Chris has been writing songs. While still in high school he began earning his living as a musician with The Bourbon Tabernacle Choir. His considerable discography includes CDs and tours with Kate Fenner, The Openhearted Society, The Citizens' Band, DJ Logic, The Tragically Hip, Joan As Police Woman, as well as his solo work. Chris recent productions for David Corley and Suzanne Jarvie have garnered much critical attention; currently Chris is in studio finishing his own double album entitled "Pacem" due out later this year. Suzanne Jarvie: Born in colonial Hong Kong to British parents and raised in Toronto, Canada Suzanne was steeped in and drew inspiration from the likes of Gram Parsons and Emmy Lou Harris to Dolly Parton, the Stanley Brothers and Lucinda Williams. Partly because Suzanne craved stability in the wake of her parents' painful divorce, at age 14, and partly because of creative reticence, Jarvie went to university, became a lawyer, wife and mother of four children, with music playing only a small sideline. It wasn't really until 2011 when things changed. On an ordinary day, her oldest son had a tragic accident, falling down a spiral staircase, and went into a coma. "It blew everything apart, including me," Suzanne recalls. "Despite the doctors saying he wouldn't survive, the miracle of his slow recovery and healing occurred and changed the course of my life....One afternoon I heard a melody in my head and just started writing. I picked up my guitar and played an opening line, and words just started appearing, through the subconscious, through emotions and through a melodic filter. Over the next few months...all these songs came gushing out. And I basically had never written any music before except for some throwaway songs." Somehow, during the painful recovery of her son, she found the courage to record her stunning debut album about this raw, deeply personal and painful journey, Spiral Road, produced by the Canadian multi-instrumentalist and music producer, Hugh Christopher Brown. Luther Wright: A musical journey of over 20 years writing, recording and performing music with its starting point in a garage/punk, vigilante vegetarian outfit The Mugworts with his brother honing their chops while traveling in Mexico and playing to gringos and locals alike... A journey that now has Luther well placed and with a brand new album "Hearts and Lonely Hunters" produced of course by our host for the evening Chris Brown (Bourbon Tabernacle Choir/Chris Brown & Kate Femner) 'Luther Wright and Hugh Christopher Brown reignited a decades long musical relationship on tour in the Yukon and Alaska. The pair had first met touring Canada while Wright was on the road with Weeping Tile; the critically acclaimed band he was in with Sarah Harmer. Their orbits would cross many times between New York City and the Canadian Highways and Brown is a regular feature on Luther's albums, including the cult classic 'Rebuild the Wall', hailed by audiences and Roger Waters alike. Now, with 6 albums of well-crafted original alt-country music under their belts, the upcoming album, 'Hearts and Lonely Hunters', takes Luther and the band in a slightly different direction in no small part due to the longstanding collaboration with producer Brown. Luther's country influence is very much in full effect, this time with lush string arrangements, keys and exquisite backing vocals by Sarah Harmer. His humor and wit are here matched equally with heartfelt crooning; his punk passion shining through as always. Hearts and Lonely Hunters also features appearances by the legendary Holmes Brothers and two of New York City's rhythm heavyweights, Tony Scherr and Anton Fier. Miss Emily: Her music spans genres, crosses barriers and creates bridges. Her voice soars to emotional heights and reaches down into the grittiness of the soul. Her performances are foot-stomping, heart-wrenching adventures in rhythm, blues, jazz and rock and roll. For more than a decade Miss Emily has captivated audiences across Canada, the US and the United Kingdom with her unique combination of passion and talent. Her most recent record 'Rise' featured Gord Sinclair and Rob Baker of the Tragically Hip as well as Chris Brown of Bourbon Tabernacle Choir and Eric Schenkman of Spin Doctors. Support like that doesn't come along "just because." Over the years, these renowned musicians have recognized something that elevates her. But that's the thing with Miss Emily - she uses her talent to elevate others. Her commitment to local and international charities like The United Way, The Schizophrenic Society and Light of Day is unequalled. Perhaps it's this combination of generosity and an unparalleled musical gift that has allowed her to assemble a list of accomplishments that include. A recent article in Huffington Post described Chris Brown in no uncertain terms as a prodcucer and songwriter of genius proportions: 'In addition to being an accomplished musician what drew me to Chris Brown was his social activism. Most recently, Chris founded the Pros and Cons Music Mentoring Program at Pittsburgh Institution in Kingston, Ontario, where Chris continues to run music workshops. These workshops led to Chris to produce and record - what Exclaim! Magazine calls an "inescapably honest and sincere" recording - with some prisoners entitled Postcards from the County. Chris' ongoing work with inmates has been lauded throughout North America and his program was recently honored with a generous grant from the David Rockefeller Fund to help expand it to other correctional facilities.' Advance tickets £5 available at: www.wegottickets.com/event/374000 Tickets on the door £7.50

{ £5.50 } buy tickets


Wso Liverpool & Merseyside

on Wed, 5 Oct 2016 at Liverpool The Baltic Social 7:30pm

Charity music night in aid of South Liverpool Voluntary Inclusion Programme - Working to improve the mental and physical health of older people, older carers and former carers

{ £5.50 } buy tickets


Martin Simpson

on Thu, 6 Oct 2016 at Emsworth Baptist Church 7:30pm

An intimate concert by one of the world's finest and most inventive acoustic guitarists. Winner of countless awards, recorder of many, many albums, his career has never wavered from delivering quality music abetted by his pertinent observations. Onstage 8.00pm, Doors 7.30pm, Unreserved seating.

{ £17.60 } buy tickets


Martin Simpson

on Thu, 6 Oct 2016 at Emsworth Baptist Church 7:30pm

An intimate concert by one of the world's finest and most inventive acoustic guitarists. Winner of countless awards, recorder of many, many albums, his career has never wavered from delivering quality music abetted by his pertinent observations. Onstage 8.00pm, Doors 7.30pm, Unreserved seating.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Stella Hensley | Chris Newman & Very Special Guests

on Thu, 6 Oct 2016 at Cambridge The Hidden Rooms 7:00pm

Stella Hensley, Chris Newman, Johnny Magic boy Wright and friends bring to you music from their long awaited, brand new original album released this year with songs that will take you on a journey from jazz to ragtime to blues to country picking to gentle ballads to full on rock and roll!! This eclectic album brings together some very special and amazingly talented guests on this special evening - a night NOT to be missed!

{ £5.50 } buy tickets


Cath And Phil Tyler

on Thu, 6 Oct 2016 at Doncaster Brewery and Tap 7:30pm

Cath and Phil: 8pm Singing session: 10pm

{ £7.70 } buy tickets


While & Matthews

on Thu, 6 Oct 2016 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

{ £16.50 } buy tickets


While & Matthews

on Thu, 6 Oct 2016 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

{ £14.30 } buy tickets


Victor Menace

on Thu, 6 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Victor Menace will confuse you, abuse you and amuse you and leave you begging for more! It's the original sound of Ninja Folk with its ferociously fast fiddle, howling horns and gritty guitars on a bed of bouncing backbeats. The sheer pace and infectious danceability of this virtuoso band will have you on your feet in no time and dancing like nobody's watching. 'Victor Menace' is the instrumental brainchild of alternative composer and musician Ruth Theodore (Guardian ****/ MOJO****). Forming the band back in 2007, the sheer pace and infectious danceability, was an instant hit on the festival circuit and within a few years 'Victor Menace', fronted by Theodore on Violin and Alejandro Toledo (The Magic Tombolinos) on sax, was headlining the world music stages at Bestival, Hackney WickED, and Glastonbury's ShangriLa stage. Soon after the release of their self titled debut record, the band sadly split as key members moved overseas and Theodore went on to release a further three acclaimed solo records. But at 3am on New Years Eve 2016, she declared war once more and reformed the band, with the original bassist Mike Limmer (La Chula), Lucien Windrich (eVoid) on acoustic, Haruna Komatsu (No Cars) on Clarinet and Sax, Luke Upperton (Skaprest) on lead electric, and Arturs Reirs (Eugene "Hideaway" Bridges / Steve Nimmo Trio) on drums. Remembered for their infamously energetic live shows the band were instantly asked back to Bestival 2016 and are now on the rampage. Ruth Theodore is remarkable for the quirky originality of her writing with its constant changes of mood and pace. She switches styles like she were providing the soundtrack to the crosscutting in an imaginary film the guardian **** A flair for off kilter arrangements that constantly surprise. Emerging with a colourful battery of instrumentation fRoots magazine

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Folly And The Hunter

on Thu, 6 Oct 2016 at Guildford Boileroom 7:00pm

{ £6.60 } buy tickets


Palmerston

on Thu, 6 Oct 2016 at Towcester Mill Brewery 7:00pm

The fantastic PALMERSTON have successfully evaded being stuck in a genre - they always carry a shovel. Jon Fletcher, supporting, will also be launching his new solo CD! ... and our "post gig session" to round the evening off! Concert starts 7:45 prompt.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Wso Liverpool & Merseyside, Featuring The Good Intentions

on Thu, 6 Oct 2016 at Liverpool The View Two Gallery 5:30pm

Charity music event in aid of Crossing Point - a free confidential service to women, men and young people who are suffering from or have suffered the effects of domestic abuse.

{ £5.50 } buy tickets


Mike Cooper

on Fri, 7 Oct 2016 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:00pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm . This is an additional concert to our regular concert programme, and the format may vary. Please see our website for details www.thegooseisout.com * 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 do not disturb 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

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Mike Cooper

on Fri, 7 Oct 2016 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:00pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm . This is an additional concert to our regular concert programme, and the format may vary. Please see our website for details www.thegooseisout.com * 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 do not disturb 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

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Dave Ellis And Boo Howard

on Fri, 7 Oct 2016 at Stony Stratford The Cock Hotel (Marquee Suite) 8:15pm

{ £7.70 } buy tickets


Stray Birds

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

We've been working on the return of this fantastic band since their stunning show here in February 2014 and here they are. With a new, yet to be titled, album in tow, this is live music to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up! The Stray Birds are one of the hottest bands on the US roots music circuit. Since first taking America by storm in 2013 they have gone on to win a huge fanbase following triumphant appearances at big festivals around the world such as Celtic Connections, Cambridge Folk Festival, MerleFest and Tonder. Their last album, Best Medicine, won them even more praise from the critics, and radio exposure from presenters such as Bob Harris at BBC Radio 2 who declared: When the next album comes out, we'll see them elevated into a kind of folk/bluegrass superstardom. In the summer of 2015 they were flown in to the UK for a main stage appearance at Cambridge Folk Festival where they became one of the outstanding successes of the event and were filmed for the Sky Arts TV coverage. Presenter Mark Radcliffe told viewers they were one of the hits of the event, and added: Everyone was talking about them I know you're gonna love them. 'Crowding around a singular microphone to sing harmonies, The Stray Birds evoke an almost forgotten simplicity and joy found in voice that is stunning to drink in.' Philadelphia City Paper 'I like how you sing that song. You sound like you're really old.' - John McEuen, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

{ £15.40 } buy tickets


Keston Cobblers Club

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

Crossover potential written all over it 4 Stars - MOJO Rambunctious folk and joyous elemental pop The Guardian Furiously contagious.uniquely, charmingly British Clash Ear-worm melodies 4 Stars - Financial Times Wondrous.hugely accomplished fRoots Could this 5-piece be your new favourite folk-pop group? Digital Spy Over the last few years, Keston Cobblers Club have been steadily building a name for themselves and winning over an army of loyal fans. They've played some of the UK's biggest festivals, including Glastonbury, Bestival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Wilderness and Green Man; sold out their own headline tours; been playlisted by 6Music and Amazing Radio; and been invited to perform live on BBC Radio by the likes of Dermot O'Leary, Steve Lamacq and Bob Harris. Their latest album 'Wildfire', won them huge praise everywhere from MOJO Magazine, The Guardian, The Independent and the Financial Times to Songlines, fRoots and Clash. Burberry asked the band to perform at their Menswear SS2106 event to a VIP audience. And after a triumphant UK tour including sell-out dates at London's Lexington and Scala, the band were invited to open for Bellowhead on their farewell tour. As fans will know, the Cobblers' music isn't just uplifting; it's often a full-on celebration. Their live shows are displays of genuine warmth and dazzling musicianship. With a new album slated for early 2017, the band continues to delight audiences across the country.

{ £13.75 } buy tickets


Fleetwood Cave

on Fri, 7 Oct 2016 at Stratford-upon-Avon Ryepiece Barn 7:15pm

A chance to see two incredible musicians in a wonderfully intimate thatched barn in Ettington, near Stratford-upon-Avon. We have a growing reputation for magical evenings of music, food and great company. Ticket price includes a light supper on arrival. BYO drink and glasses. When you've experienced one of these special concerts you'll be back for more.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Chris While And Julie Matthews Play St Helen's Church Alveston

on Fri, 7 Oct 2016 at Bristol St Helens Church, Alveston 7:30am

Chris and Julie are a musical partnership made in heaven. Their concert at St Helen's last year was pure alchemy, we are so excited that they are coming back in October. Julie's finely observed and insightful song writing is complemented by Chris who is described by Steve Knightley as the female "voice of her generation". Chris While and Julie Matthews' musical partnership began in 1993 when they were key members of the legendary folk super-group The Albion Band. In 1997 they left the band to concentrate on their work as a duo which has seen them tour throughout the world and gain an ever growing devoted fan-base. Their songs have been covered by a range of artists including Mary Black, Barbara Dickson, Christine Collister and Fairport Convention. Winners in the Best Duo category at the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and nine times nominated since 2001 in the Best Duo, Best Song & Best Live Act categories.

{ £15.40 } buy tickets


Boo Hewerdine

on Fri, 7 Oct 2016 at Biggar Red Road Cafe 7:30pm

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Megson - Good Times Will Come Again Tour

on Fri, 7 Oct 2016 at Royston St John The Baptist Church 7:00pm

MEGSON bring their award winning folk music to Royston! Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards Megson draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music. The husband & wife duo bring an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars. Comprising Debs Hanna (Vocals, Whistle, Piano Accordion) and Stu Hanna (Guitar, Mandola, Banjo) Megson have gained fame on the British folk scene, not only for their arresting & intelligent songwriting, but for their exquisite musicianship and northern humour. As fRoots Magazine puts it 'if you don't like the music here then you have a problem' 2014 saw the release of In A Box featuring guest performances by Seth Lakeman , Jess Morgan & The Willows it was not only named one of the Best Folk Albums of 2014 by The Telegraph but also The Sunday Express Album Of The Week. In 2016 MEGSON will release a brand new studio album GOOD TIMES WILL COME AGAIN! There will be a licensed bar serving, wine, beer and soft drinks. Profits from the show will go to Royston Parish Church, Challenge Fund. Doors 7:00pm - Music Starts 7:30pm.

{ £14.30 } buy tickets


Megson - Good Times Will Come Again Tour

on Fri, 7 Oct 2016 at Royston St John The Baptist Church 7:00pm

MEGSON bring their award winning folk music to Royston! Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards Megson draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music. The husband & wife duo bring an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars. Comprising Debs Hanna (Vocals, Whistle, Piano Accordion) and Stu Hanna (Guitar, Mandola, Banjo) Megson have gained fame on the British folk scene, not only for their arresting & intelligent songwriting, but for their exquisite musicianship and northern humour. As fRoots Magazine puts it 'if you don't like the music here then you have a problem' 2014 saw the release of In A Box featuring guest performances by Seth Lakeman , Jess Morgan & The Willows it was not only named one of the Best Folk Albums of 2014 by The Telegraph but also The Sunday Express Album Of The Week. In 2016 MEGSON will release a brand new studio album GOOD TIMES WILL COME AGAIN! There will be a licensed bar serving, wine, beer and soft drinks. Profits from the show will go to Royston Parish Church, Challenge Fund. Doors 7:00pm - Music Starts 7:30pm.

{ £12.10 } buy tickets


Geoff Berner

on Fri, 7 Oct 2016 at Croydon The Oval Tavern 7:30pm

Geoff, "the avenging angel of Klezmer" makes his annual pilgrimage to Croydon!

{ £6.00 } buy tickets


Bill Taylor

on Fri, 7 Oct 2016 at Ryde Methodist Church 6:30pm

on stage 7.30pm

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Gilmore & Roberts/the Black Feathers

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

Two acts at the top of their game. Doors open at 7pm. Please note, no entry whilst musicians are playing. Gilmore & Roberts (9.20pm-10.20pm) Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Katriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar) met while studying at Leeds College of Music and released their debut album in 2008. Since then, the duo have toured Canada and mainland Europe, played some of the UK's biggest acoustic festivals, toured with folk rock legends Fairport Convention and won countless accolades for their genre-spanning work. 2015 saw the release of their fourth album, Conflict Tourism, which appeared on several end-of-year Best Album lists and received national airplay on both BBC Radio 2 & BBC 6music. Produced by Mark Tucker and featuring Matt Downer (Jamie Smith's Mabon), Phil Henry (Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin) and James 'Hutch' Hutchinson (Bonnie Raitt), Conflict Tourism packs a considered punch from start to finish. "Conflict is universal - everyone, everywhere, experiences it every day, in its smallest forms" says Katriona. "We liked the idea of being tour guides through a minefield of different decisions and drama." "And good tour guides are passionate about what they're showing you" adds Jamie. "They're not detached from the subject. It's personal - it's people and stories. That's the starting point for every song." Katriona Gilmore grew up in Knebworth, Hertfordshire, learned violin at school and started playing local folk clubs with her guitarist father at the age of 14. She joined folk pop sensations Tiny Tin Lady in 2006, and in 2011 was invited to be part of a new lineup of The Albion Band. Katriona has featured on many acclaimed albums as a session musician and has appeared onstage with such diverse acts as The Troggs, Kim Richey and Matt Berry. Jamie Roberts was brought up in Barnsley, South Yorkshire in a musical family - his sister Kathryn Roberts is a well-respected singer on the UK folk scene. Jamie joined young English traditionalists Kerfuffle in 2007 and more recently formed The Dovetail Trio with Rosie Hood and Matt Quinn. Alongside his regular projects, he has performed with Nancy Kerr's Sweet Visitor Band and Blackbeard's Tea Party amongst others. 'Hot property' - fRoots 'Gilmore & Roberts take English folk and scuff it up with indie rock drama' - Q Magazine 'Enthralling....consistently compelling' - Pure M Magazine 'Head and shoulders above their contemporaries' - Rockin' Magpie www.GilmoreRoberts.co.uk The Black Feathers (8pm-9pm) The Black Feathers are an award-winning duo from Gloucestershire in England. The perfectly paired voices of Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler intertwine effortlessly to create a sound combining elements of folk, roots, alt-country and americana. They married in 2012, which also marked the beginning of their musical adventure as The Black Feathers. They designed the band logo on honeymoon and the music soon followed. This close collaboration became the backbone of The Black Feathers' sound. Whether playing to a 1,500 strong audience at the Colston Hall in Bristol, or to 80 crammed in to the Green Note in London, The Black Feathers give an intimate performance that draws the listener in to a special, strong and unique bond between two people. The band have wasted no time in getting their music heard in venues around the UK, playing a multitude of shows and festivals up and down the country. Within their first year they were awarded the '5 Valleys Folk award' and the following year also picked up the 'Folkstock Arts Foundation' award for best live performance. They have toured in Europe and in the USA including a sell out show at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee. 2014 saw the release of Strangers We Meet, the duo's debut 5 track EP. It gained national airplay on BBC Radio2, as well as warm reviews from national music press, including an interview in The Sunday Times. The Telegraph also listed it as one of the best albums of the year. The Black Feathers kicked off 2015 with a tour of Germany, Holland and Denmark before chalking up 60 dates in the UK and knuckling down to work on and record their impressive debut album 'Soaked to the Bone', released in February 2016. They are a highly regarded and respected duo on the scene, and this long awaited debut album is going to catapult them to new heights. www.theblackfeathers.com Stage times The Black Feathers 8.00-9.00 Gilmore & Roberst 9.20-10.20 The bookshop bar will be open serving hot and cold drinks, wine and beer plus cake. No other food or drink to be brought into the premises. For details of the bookshop please visit www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk www.facebook.com/thebigcomfybookshop www.twitter.com/bigcomfybooks www.instagram.com/bigcomfybooks www.bigcomfysessions.com

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


The Goat Roper Rodeo Band - Album Launch

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Tonight's the night folks!!! The Goat Roper Rodeo Band are in town to celebrate the official release of 'Cosmic Country Blue' on Aveline Records with a must see show at Green Note... Come share the love and swing the line, come see the blues with your own eyes and feel those good time country vibes, shake your hips and snake your spine. And there's sure to be a prayer for Gram or sweet old Hank the rambling man, so pull on those boots and grab your hat, tonight's the night, no turning back. It's pure country man, amen to that!!! Joining the band for the album launch as support is very special guest, good friend and 'Cosmic Soul Sister' MICHELE STODART (The Magic Numbers) bringing her own intimate brand of Country Blues and playing songs from her new album 'Pieces'.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


False Lights

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

It was only a matter of time. A late night bar conversation between Sam Carter and Jim Moray (both BBC Folk Award winners in their own right) concluded in the forming of a gleefully raucous guitar band that plays traditional songs and tunes, without committing the sins of the past. False Lights are a folk rock group, formed in the spirit of the genre's late-60's originators but informed by the music of Sam and Jim's far more recent youth. It felt to them that no one had updated the template. False Lights owe as much to Radiohead as they do to Fairport Convention. False Lights made their live debut headlining Suffolk's Folk East festival in 2014. By then the band had expanded from a drunken notion into a line-up that boasts not only Carter and Moray on vocals and guitars but also Nick Cooke from the Kate Rusby band on melodeon, Tom Moore from Moore, Moss Rutter on violin, Jon Thorne from Lamb on bass, and Sam's long serving drummer Sam Nadel. A dream list of musicians making a fantastic racket. Fans of Sam and Jim's often sombre solo work might be surprised by their stated intention to make False Lights a joyful spectacle. But that's immediately evident when they perform. This is a turn-it-up-to-eleven-and-throw-yourself-about-your-dad's-garage kind of group. Folk songs you can jump to! Both the band name and the name of their album, 'Salvor' (nominated for best album in this year's BBC Folk Awards), were inspired by Bella Bathurst's 2005 novel 'The Wreckers' which tells of 18th-century scavengers using false lights to wreck ships and salvage the contents. No member of False Lights has ever knowingly wrecked a ship and salvaged the contents. False Lights isn't simply a side project or a one-off collaboration by two of English folk music's most popular young singers. Jim Moray and Sam Carter have formed a brand new folk rock group. And they're really bloody excited about it!!

{ £16.50 } buy tickets


Steve Tilston In Concert

on Fri, 7 Oct 2016 at Reading St Mary's Church 7:00pm

Steve Tilston in Concert as seen on Later with Jools Holland & BBC Four Songwriters' Circle BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winner Best Original Song inspiration for Hollywood movie Danny Collins starring Al Pacino new CD Truth to Tell out now! The more you listen, the more there is to discover. Bob Harris Steve Tilston, the hugely talented award-winning performer presents an intimate evening of music, featuring unique arrangements of popular folksongs alongside his own critically acclaimed material. Perhaps best known for his song-writing prowess, Steve is also a blinding, dazzling guitarist with a style echoing the elaborate rhythmic folk baroque of Bert Jansch and Davy Graham, but also drawing from classical, roots and the tradition to create a sound that has been called quintessentially Tilston. Celebrating 45 years in the music business - he's on his best form ever. His new CD Truth to Tell out now. ...great stuff...great fun, wonderful playing and top songs, what more do you want from an evening. Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 A great narrator on top form. **** The Observer a fine and thoughtful songwriter and singer and a remarkable guitarist. **** the guardian songs of great heart, delivered with authority and instrumental panache. **** The Scotsman

{ £16.50 } buy tickets


Littlemen

on Fri, 7 Oct 2016 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Crafted in the Wiltshire countryside Littlemen, play a blend of americana, folk and country inspired music with a twist. The band, fronted by Simon Allen, feature a stellar cast of musicians with a common bond. That common bond is lyricist Nick Allen who runs Holt based recording space, NAM Studios. All band members are part of the NAM family, recording or rehearsing there, and came together to bring Nick's songs to life. Littlemen have been played on BBC radio 2 and live session with James Whale BBC Radio 2 great reviews in several music mags. Littlemen have recently released their debut album, 'long road home', available now.

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Beverley Smith & John Grimm (usa)

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

www.smithgrimm.com The best of American Old Time Music. Very authentic. Plus the talented Lynn McFarland ( also USA) --psst, psst.... Bruce Springsteen signed her guitar!

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Beverley Smith & John Grimm (usa)

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

www.smithgrimm.com The best of American Old Time Music. Very authentic. Plus the talented Lynn McFarland ( also USA) --psst, psst.... Bruce Springsteen signed her guitar!

{ £0.00 } buy tickets


Allysen Callery

on Fri, 7 Oct 2016 at Brighton Rose Hill Arts Centre 7:30pm

Shhh! Promotions presents Allysen Callery Her lilting voice and heartfelt lyrics are eerily close to the work of the late British songstress Sandy Denny, the highest compliment I could hand down to this brilliant artist.- Paste Magazine We're proud to present Allysen Callery in her first ever British show. She has toured across the States and Europe, but the UK has missed out until now. Don't miss this unique opportunity to see Allysen in the intimate and newly launched Rose Hill Arts Centre, Brighton. She has been called The Tim Burton of Folk Music , her quiet & dark style has made her a favorite of artists & critics alike, including Marissa Nadler who listed Winter Island in her Best Albums of 2011. Support comes from Brighton's Hiawatha Telephone Company plus more to be announced.

{ £7.70 } buy tickets


Hungrytown

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

"Hungrytown is a remarkable folk duo. Rebecca Hall began as a jazz singer, Ken Anderson a drummer for a variety of garage bands. When a mutual friend who died young bequeathed to them her guitar and collection of folk albums, a spark was kindled. Multi-instrumentalist and singer Anderson and writer Hall together form Hungrytown, a special folk duo with literary texts, beautiful arrangements and remarkable vocal harmonies, with Hall as the lead singer. Her singing is unexpectedly reminiscent of Karen Carpenter of the Carpenters, but Hungrytown's music is just a bit more intelligent and subtle. As previously stated, attractive arrangements, brilliant guitar playing, and above all, very good songs. Sometimes recalling British folk, at other times reminiscent of the Appalachians or the Byrds, it falls somewhere between folk rock and old time folk. Hungrytown is simply unique. Pure class."

{ £9.90 } buy tickets


Cera Impala & The New Prohibition

on Fri, 7 Oct 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30am

doors 7.30 show starts 8.15

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Folly & The Hunter

on Fri, 7 Oct 2016 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

When a group of friends become a band, they tend to evolve like family. In the case of Folly & The Hunter, they experienced great heartache and loss throughout one year, they relied on each other as friends, as bandmates and as family. Through it all, they persevered and crafted the beautiful album Tragic Care. Although Tragic Care derives its inspiration from tragedy, Folly & The Hunter also conveys the beauty in the breakdown, and the determination to keep the faith in the face of life's bittersweet nature. Lyrically, the album explores the process of emotional fallout in the face of romantic rejection and betrayal. The album is not so much about a break up itself, as it is about dealing with its after effects. It details a personal struggle with ones inner demons and the destructive effect of ascribing too much importance to ones romantic interest. This album's subject matter is inspired by the real experiences of singer Nick Vallee during and before the period of the album's recording. The music and composition is inspired by a broader perspective, which involves experiences of the whole band. During the album's recording and creation, a member of the band experienced the physical decline and loss of several family members. Folly & The Hunter came together in Montreal, made up of Nick Vallee from Vancouver, Chris Fox from Sussex, England and Laurie Torres, a francophone native of Quebec of Haitian/Spanish heritage. They had all shared stages at some point over a brief span and found their individual skills worked very well as a collective. They made the album Residents in 2011, recorded and produced by Fox. Fellow transplants to Montreal, The Barr Brothers, offered their support by lending the band instruments as well as playing on the album. Residents is a raw document of a band coming together and finding their sound. The album made them local favourites in a city that was looked upon at the time as a music mecca. After Residents, the band focused on honing their craft through live performances, playing at any opportunity and immersing themselves in the vibrant local scene. When it became time to record the follow up, they turned to Jace Lasek and Dave Smith at Breakglass Studios in Montreal. The recording process with Dave and Jace was short and intense says Vallee; We had 12 days to record and mix the whole thing, but we had written all the parts in advance so we were ready for it. Dave was an inspiring person to record with because his approach was so calm, and his experience aided us in making the best decisions when inevitable complications arose. Jace became involved when it was time to mix. The album was mixed on their giant SSL console, which Jace mastered beautifully. Jace's mixing style took the sound of the album to a new level and his willingness to experiment made the final mix even better than expected. Folly & The Hunter attempt to explore the bittersweet; the beauty in discomfort. The name Folly & The Hunter is tied into the subject matter of the songs themselves. Most of the songs explore the ever-present absurdity of searching for a satisfaction that can never be found, and the foolishness of searching for happiness in all the wrong places. Folly & The Hunter make music that instils nostalgia and warmth, but at the same time bestows a haunting sentiment of grief. Folly & The Hunter signed to the Outside Music Label in the fall of 2012 through an unsolicited email sent to the label director, Evan Newman. I receive a ton of submissions and decided to give them a listen because of their involvement with Jace (The Besnard Lakes are also on Outside Music), upon first listen, I knew this was something special. Folly & The Hunter have spent the past few months touring, supporting the likes of Half Moon Run, Elephant Stone and Aidan Knight. They also made their first foray down to South by Southwest as well as playing 5 shows in 3 days for Canadian Music Week.

{ £7.70 } buy tickets


Helter Skelter With Chavo + Wall Sun Sun

on Fri, 7 Oct 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of '70s Funk, Dancehall, Vintage Keys & Mandolin-High Indie and '50s Girl Group Glory at Jamboree with Chavo and Wall Sun Sun... Chavo are a sweetly seductive, percussion heavy, mandolin infused, vintage keys indie band with pounding bass lines, 4-floor dance rhythms and harmonic discord. They've a firm footing in the West with a nod to the East. They also have touches of revenge film, '70s funk and dancehall. Wall Sun Sun are a nine-piece consisting of two nylon-string acoustic guitars, two drummers, and nine-part harmonies. "While comparisons to the Polyphonic Spree are sort of inevitable, they sound more like a '50s girl-pop band fused to an acoustic version of Vampire Weekend" - (Independent Clauses)

{ £6.60 } buy tickets


Dave Peabody & Regina Mudrich At No8

on Fri, 7 Oct 2016 at Launceston No 8 Cafe 8:00pm

Award winning stalwart of the british blues scene for over 30 years who has played with some of the Great American blues artists. Performing with classically trained german violinist Regina Mudrich.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


New Roots Presents: Duotone

on Fri, 7 Oct 2016 at London 14 Bacon Street 7:30pm

Duotone is the name under which Barney Morse-Brown writes and performs his own contemporary acoustic songs. He loops guitars and cellos, percussion and voices to create ethereal sound-scapes for his poignant lyrics to weave in and out of. Morse-Brown's career to date includes collaborations and tours with Imagined Village and Eliza Carthy, and appearencrs on many UK festival stages, including prestigious slots at Green Man and End Of The Road, Duotone's most recent album Let's Get Low was recorded and produced by Richard Evans (Peter Gabriel, Birdy) and features a stellar line up of guest musicians including Ged Lynch (Black Grape, Goldfrapp) on drums, David Rhodes (Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush) on guitar and long-term collaborator Jane Griffiths on violin. 'Glorious...intelligent and thoroughly modern..infused with the melodic structure of 80s pop and the emotional honesty of the best of the classic singer-songwriter era'. FROOTS Magazine 'A hidden gem' Guardian/ Observer 'A delight' The Telegraph Highly, highly recommended' FATEA Magazine ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Songlines Magazine/ ★ ★ ★ ★ Rock'n'Reel Magazine Genevieve is a singer songwriter originally from Edinburgh and now based in South-East London. Currently studying at the much respected Goldsmiths School of Music, her songs bring together honest lyrics with a warmth and soulfulness reminiscent of Laura Marling and Ani DiFranco, minimally and sensitively embellished by her excellent three piece band.

{ £9.35 } buy tickets


Tinderbox Upstairs At The Dorset

on Fri, 7 Oct 2016 at East Grinstead Upstairs at the Dorset Arms 7:30pm

We welcome back Tinderbox to East Grinstead after a too long absence. The last time Tinderbox played here (at the much missed Grub Cafe) it was just Monique & Dan, but now with Bob Burke in the band we are looking forward to hearing the new, (to us) Tinderbox. Support for this gig is popular local singer/songwriter Lauren V with her guitarist & songwriting partner Mick Cook.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


More Ice And Honey

on Fri, 7 Oct 2016 at London Surya 7:30pm

More Ice and Honey is an up-and-coming jazzy-acoustic London-based band with a unique line up, playing with a mix of styles and attitudes. They source their inspiration from many types of music, including jazz, bossa nova, gypsy jazz, world music and folk music, with a penchant for the unconventional. Most songs are original works, written and arranged by band members, but they like to spice things up with a few covers from time to time too. They released their debut album 'Where to Begin' on the 29th February 2016.

{ £5.50 } buy tickets


Edd Bateman's West African Love Affair

on Sat, 8 Oct 2016 at Monksilver EMN Hall 7:30pm

Edd Bateman's played the EMN Hall with Chimanimani, Modou Cissokho, Explosive Nzakomba and others. Now he brings his own band, the West African Love Affair. Scintillating kora and marimba combine with relentless soukous guitar and subtle Senegalese mbalax grooves over a captivating Cameroonian backbeat - and all underpinned by Edd's pulsating basslines. Ticket options are with supper or gig only - The delicious two-course vegetarian supper is served from 7:30pm to 8:30pm, and the band is on stage at 9pm. Licensed Bar.

{ £5.50 - £17.60 } buy tickets


Harp And A Monkey

on Sat, 8 Oct 2016 at Accrington Peel Park Hotel 7:00pm

Regulars on the northern folk circuit, folk experimentalists Harp & A Monkey have been building a loyal following over recent years. With a Lancashire sensibility that shines through their beautifully crafted and occasionally spooky musical offerings, the boys pride themselves on never having played anywhere that has not invited them back. Their melodic and haunting storytelling style has caught the attention of regional, national and international broadcasters, including Mark Radcliffe, Mike Harding and Steve Lamacq, leading to their albums receiving critical acclaim on release. Folk magazine fRoots describes Harp & A Monkey as "One of the most vital and charismatic things happening in English folk music right now."

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Will Pound & Eddy Jay

on Sat, 8 Oct 2016 at London The Harrison Bar 7:00pm

The dynamic and exhilarating duo of Will Pound and Eddy Jay leave audiences breathless. Together Will Pound and Eddy Jay create a sound and show like no other. The pair read each other instinctively, forging a path to new folk sounds with harmonica and accordion together as one instrument. Will Pound is one of the finest harmonica players of his generation whose innovative style pushes the boundaries of his instrument and the folk genre. Three-time nominee for BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician Of The Year, he has held the accolades of FATEA Instrumentalist of the Year (2013, 2014) and Spiral Earth Magazine Musician Of The Year (2015) Will has performed with musicians as diverse as Martin Simpson, Concerto Caledonia, Michelle Burke and Guy Chambers and is famous for his inventive arrangements and outstanding solos in duos Haddo, Walsh and Pound and four-piece The Will Pound Band. Eddy Jay is a real master of the accordion with the ability to turn it into an orchestra at his fingertips. He was a key player in the arrangement of the hit stage musical version of Noel Coward's Brief Encounter' (Kneehigh theatre) which toured US theatres including Studio 56 on Broadway (NY) He has performed with Cathal Coughlan and Tina May, devised his own version of Prokofiev's classic 'Peter and the Wolf' and Edith Piaf show which have toured the UK and beyond. 'A musical exaltation' - Lopa Kothari, BBC Radio 3/World On 3 'A dynamic set of ear-expanding tunes' - The Independent 'Staggeringly brilliant' - Folk Radio co.uk 'Amazing, wonderful music! Two lads on fire' - Mike Harding 'We live in an age where there is so much new music constantly at our fingertips it makes it hard for anything to seem really unique, innovative or surprising. But the exhilarating sound of Will Pound's harmonica teaming with Eddy Jay's masterful accordion playing is just that' - NARC Magazine 'Feverishly wonderful - absolutely stunning stuff. Will is a genius of global proportions' - Phil Brown, BBC Lancashire 'Wow - that sounds phenomenal doesn't it? Will is one of the most outstanding instrumentalists in the country today and he's teamed up with an inspiring accordionist - Bruce Macgregor, BBC Scotland 'Tremendous stuff - sparks are certainly flying here! - Frank Hennessy, BBC Wales 'Technically amazing, skilfully astounding, Ignite is the most startlingly original album. You're going to love it- no discussion, no debate! - Folkwords Hosts of the Mill Race Folk Club in Bromham, Marissa Straccia, Jack Sharp (member of well known UK psych folk-rock band Wolf People) & Davy Willis are a guitar and vocal trio specialising in English traditional music sourced from their local Bedfordshire area.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Ismael Ledesma

on Sat, 8 Oct 2016 at Ryde Methodist Church 6:30pm

on stage 7.3ppm

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Ismael Ledesma

on Sat, 8 Oct 2016 at Ryde Methodist Church 6:30pm

on stage 7.3ppm

{ £6.60 } buy tickets


Harpeth Rising.

on Sat, 8 Oct 2016 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8:00pm

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Gilmore & Roberts

on Sat, 8 Oct 2016 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

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

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Gilmore & Roberts

on Sat, 8 Oct 2016 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

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

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Vin Garbutt

on Sat, 8 Oct 2016 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 7:30pm

{ £16.50 } buy tickets


Vin Garbutt

on Sat, 8 Oct 2016 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 7:30pm

{ £13.75 } buy tickets


A Potbelly Concert The Rubber Wellies

on Sat, 8 Oct 2016 at Kettering Arts Centre, St Andrew's Church 7:30pm

Doors open 7.30pm. Show starts 8pm Travelling folksters The Rubber Wellies (formerly Harry Bird and the Rubber Wellies)The Rubber Wellies present their multi-lingual cabaret of joyful, sing-a-long anthems, intimate ballads and anarchic participatory fun. Pirates, lizards, cracks in the wall and Basque cyclists all inhabit the songscape. And a beard snood They are currently touring with their latest album Bricks and Feathers. Skippered by guitarist Harry Bird (Cambridge/Edinburgh/Bilbao) and the multi-tasking Christophe Capewell (Sheffield/Dublin), they have spent the last eight years on the road. playing bars, cafes, circus galas, festivals, folk clubs and front rooms alike, cheering audiences all over from Galway in Ireland to Gisborne in New Zealand. After the success of Long Way to Be Free (2009) and The Bones on Black (2012), their third studio album, Bricks and Feathers, was released in May 2015 with the help of the usual crew of Wellies.

{ £9.90 } buy tickets


A Potbelly Concert The Rubber Wellies

on Sat, 8 Oct 2016 at Kettering Arts Centre, St Andrew's Church 7:30pm

Doors open 7.30pm. Show starts 8pm Travelling folksters The Rubber Wellies (formerly Harry Bird and the Rubber Wellies)The Rubber Wellies present their multi-lingual cabaret of joyful, sing-a-long anthems, intimate ballads and anarchic participatory fun. Pirates, lizards, cracks in the wall and Basque cyclists all inhabit the songscape. And a beard snood They are currently touring with their latest album Bricks and Feathers. Skippered by guitarist Harry Bird (Cambridge/Edinburgh/Bilbao) and the multi-tasking Christophe Capewell (Sheffield/Dublin), they have spent the last eight years on the road. playing bars, cafes, circus galas, festivals, folk clubs and front rooms alike, cheering audiences all over from Galway in Ireland to Gisborne in New Zealand. After the success of Long Way to Be Free (2009) and The Bones on Black (2012), their third studio album, Bricks and Feathers, was released in May 2015 with the help of the usual crew of Wellies.

{ £7.70 } buy tickets


Bex Marshall Band

on Sat, 8 Oct 2016 at South Shields The Ranch Live 7:00pm

Bex Marshall and her band make a rare appearance in the North East. UK British Blues Award winner Bex Marshall's unique style of guitar playing is a combined technique of slide, blues rock, ragtime and roots pickin'. Her voice is a powerful melting pot of old black woman's heartache and rock diva soul. Bex is a writer of distinction and notability, she pushes the boundaries of blues, her songs have been called timeless, touches of genius, and now with anything up to a 7 piece band, she is literally a musical tornado. Bex Marshall was nominated to the top three in Best Solo/Acoustic Artist 2015 in the European Blues Awards and won an award at the UKs Blues Awards 2013 for Best British Blues Vocalist and album On Bex's latest self produced album you will find swamp blues, splashes of gospel and colourful bluegrass all with an exciting lyrically British twist.

{ £6.60 } buy tickets


Chris While & Julie Matthews

on Sat, 8 Oct 2016 at Canterbury The Kingston Barn 7:00pm

Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start Tickets £13 Online £14 Offline £15 Door While & Matthews - Best duo BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2009 -Touring October 2016 New Studio Album Shoulder to Shoulder to be released September 2016 Chris While (Vocals, Guitar, Banjo, Dulcimer, Bodhran and Percussion) Julie Matthews (Vocals, Piano, Guitar, Mandolin and Bouzouki) Breathtaking singers, songwriters, musicians and performers whose energy and commitment to their craft and their audience is boundless. They have been hailed the best and most hard working acoustic duo on the folk roots scene. Internationally acclaimed they are a leading force on the UK's acoustic/roots arts circuit. Their songs cover life as they see it, from the industrial waste lands of the north, to injustice and freedom, matters of the heart and everything in between. Their songs are covered by many revered singers the world over but it is While & Matthews' musical partnership and obvious joy of performing together that really brings their songs to life. As performers they are unrivalled and their audiences leave their concerts having been through every emotion possible. They are two of my favourite singer songwriters in the whole wide world. Beth Nielsen Chapman I have become one of their biggest fans as a result of listening to their superb output. They are what I most admire, intelligent and musical with attitude. Barbara Dickson If these women had been born in California, they would be world famous by now. Ashley Hutchings

{ £14.30 } buy tickets


Tarantella Beats Party With Amaraterra

on Sat, 8 Oct 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

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

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Tinderbox: Live! @ The Cottage

on Sat, 8 Oct 2016 at Debenham Dove Cottage 7:15pm

MUSIC STARTS 7.30PM SHARP & FINISHES 10PM.

{ £9.90 } buy tickets


Tinderbox: Live! @ The Cottage

on Sat, 8 Oct 2016 at Debenham Dove Cottage 7:15pm

MUSIC STARTS 7.30PM SHARP & FINISHES 10PM.

{ £5.50 } buy tickets


Tilter Wheel - Bluegrass Concert In Meltham

on Sat, 8 Oct 2016 at Meltham Community Hub 7:30pm

True North Music is delighted to present an evening of bluegrass from top British band Tilter Wheel. This entertaining four-piece features excellent musicians from across the north of England, who have been performing and gigging with various bands for many years. Expect stomping tunes and an eclectic repertoire of songs from bluegrass to pop, Western Swing to old time country. Tickets are a nominal £2, as the concert is being supported by Kirklees Council's Arts in the Neighbourhood funding. This event is part of the 125th anniversary celebrations of the opening of the Carlile Institute, a fine 19th Century building which is now home to the Meltham Community Hub. Tickets strictly limited, as most tickets are being sold locally.

{ £2.20 } buy tickets


The Travelling Band

on Sat, 8 Oct 2016 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

Old Cinema Launderette is is a venue with a mix of seating and standing. If you have any special needs in this regard please contact mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com to advise. Close Your Eyes and Count To Ten - A celebration of ten years of The Travelling Band and Sideways Saloon A decade has passed since The Travelling Band's formative 2006 recording sessions in Brooklyn. Those sessions laid the foundations of the band's debut album Under the Pavement and set the band on the road to creating their own label, Sideways Saloon. To celebrate the landmark, TTB embark on a their first UK headline tour for two years, and will be releasing their first new music since the 2014 album The Big Defreeze. The Close Your Eyes and Count to Ten tour sees The Travelling Band playing eighteen shows around the UK. Far from being a nostalgic look back at the last ten years, the tour marks a line in the sand after the departure of original guitarist Steve 'Mugger' Mullen, with the band looking forward to the release of their fourth album next year. 2016 has already seen TTB tour all over Europe supporting US country/rock star Lissie, including sold out shows at The Forum as well as huge theatres in Germany and Norway. They have been doubling up as Lissie's live band, playing summer festivals across the continent. It's also been a landmark year for Sideways Saloon, with the acclaimed release of The Valley of Yessiree, the debut album from Canadian-born, London-resident maverick A. Dyjecinski, who will be special guest on the tour.

{ £18.70 } buy tickets


Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra

on Sat, 8 Oct 2016 at Witheridge Parish Hall 7:30pm

Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra don't care what genre you choose to put them in western swing, country blues, ragtime hokum or whatever else as long as you understand that they're 100% sincere and 100% immersed in this stuff. This is no lazy pastiche, no dressing up box. They live and breathe this music and want you to get immersed with them.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


John Spiers

on Sat, 8 Oct 2016 at Ripon Golden Lion 7:00pm

John Spiers live at the Golden Lion, All Hallowgate, Ripon on Saturday 8th October 2016

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Brìghde Chaimbeul

on Sat, 8 Oct 2016 at London The King & Queen 7:30pm

We're very excited to present the first ever London concert by the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award winner for 2016. Brìghde Chaimbeul is a piper from the Isle Of Skye who plays dazzlingly intricate and beautiful tunes in the Gaelic tradition, with a Scandinavian and Cape Breton influence too. Since winning her award this year Brìghde has performed at Cambridge Folk Festival, Towersey and Cropredy (watch her performing a tune from that festival here: https://youtu.be/Urzt_3PuFEs). Please note this is an unamplified venue with no stage. Proper trad! Photo: ©Carl Batson

{ £7.70 } buy tickets


The Great Albatross / Om,tm / Courier's Club / Jo Rose

on Sat, 8 Oct 2016 at Manchester Fuel Cafe Bar 8:00pm

// The Great Albatross A Wesley Chung & friends' present the finest indie folk. From Calafornia via Glasgow and now fully electric. FFO: into it. over it. , boris smile, p.s. eliot // Oh man, the mountain. MCR based alt. country / indie band FFO: neil young & crazy horse, broken social scene, songs:ohia // Courier's Club Glasgow indie rock FFO: death cab for cutie, the national, iron & wine // Bingo Harry // Jo Rose Manchester americana / slack folk stalwart FFO: eliot smith, stephen malkmus, neutral milk hotel - - - - - There is a door charge for this event to make sure we can cover some costs of the touring bands. We won't turn people away from the door, but please pay if you can!

{ £3.30 } buy tickets


Wso Liverpool & Merseyside, With Host David Mellor

on Sat, 8 Oct 2016 at Liverpool The Casa Bar and Bistro 5:30pm

Charity music night in aid of Liverpool Street Teams - a small non political group of street teams dedicated to helping the street homeless of Liverpool, feeding them on a daily basis

{ £5.50 } buy tickets


Wso Liverpool & Merseyside, Featuring The Mono Lp's

on Sat, 8 Oct 2016 at Liverpool Zanzibar 7:30pm

Charity music night in aid of Liverpool Street Teams - a small non political group of street teams dedicated to helping the street homeless of Liverpool, feeding them on a daily basis

{ £5.50 } buy tickets


Amaraterra Dance Workshop + Concert

on Sat, 8 Oct 2016 at London Jamboree 5:30pm

{ £16.50 } buy tickets


Grinch Mountain

on Sat, 8 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Grinch Mountain are London's premier traditional bluegrass band, paying tribute to the American string bands of the 1940s and '50s. Their five piece lineup consists of banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar and double bass, playing a mix of driving instrumentals, and songs with high lonesome lead vocals and 3 part harmonies.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts

on Sun, 9 Oct 2016 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

For more info go to www.ashkeysmusic.com www.gilmoreroberts.co.uk/ Katriona Gilmore (from Knebworth, Hertfordshire) and Jamie Roberts (Barnsley and proud) met while studying at Leeds College of Music and began working together in 2006, releasing their first full-length album Shadows & Half Light two years later. In 2010 the duo were nominated for the BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award and released their hotly anticipated second album, Up From The Deep, receiving national airplay and scored them a 'Best Original Song' Hancock Award for 'Fleetwood Fair'. Since then, the duo have toured with folk rock legends Fairport Convention and completed several headline tours in their own right.

{ £12.10 } buy tickets


Blue Rose Code

on Sun, 9 Oct 2016 at Aberdeen The Blue Lamp 7:30pm

{ £15.95 } buy tickets


Lisa Mills

on Sun, 9 Oct 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Boo Hewerdine Swimming In Mercury Tour 2016

on Sun, 9 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Two acclaimed English songwriters and label mates touring together for the first time, both with new albums (released leading into the Autumn tour). The artists first met on a songwriting weekend and later spent time co-writing songs for Dan Whitehouse's new album and EP. Boo Hewerdine is well known as one of the greatest (and busiest) songwriter performers in the business, but incredibly, it's been 7 years since Boo released his last studio album of original material. Not that Hewerdine has been inactive, far from it, the period has been the most productive of his career. Hewerdine wrote lyrics and played on over 30 new recordings by and with other artists during the period including the acclaimed 2014 album (Vagabond) and 2015 EP (Back The Dogs) with Scottish singer Eddi Reader, Last Man Standing Ep (2015) with Kris Drever of Lau and Duke Special. Reveal Records compiled the first document of his career to date with a fine Best of compilation My Name In Brackets and swiftly followed that with an album of lost recordings found in a box! This album was Open which received five star reviews and was number 5 in the Telegraph Albums of The Year 2015. Last year was spent writing and producing an ambitious new double album and theatrical show for Chris Difford of Squeeze, details of which are soon to be announced. All that and Boo toured with Eddi Reader in Europe, Asia and played a series of sell out headline shows in the UK and an invite to host Boo Hewerdine & Friends songwriters circle at London's Kings Place. There has not been a moment when Boo Hewerdine has not been working on something creative. June 3 sees the release of his new Born EP and Oct 7 the album Swimming in Mercury.

{ £16.50 } buy tickets


Crh Music Presents Freakwater

on Sun, 9 Oct 2016 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


The Rubber Wellies

on Sun, 9 Oct 2016 at Hope Old Hall Hotel - tea rooms 7:30am

Singer-songwriter Harry Bird and multi-instrumentalist Christophe Capewell have spent the last eight years entertaining audiences in all manner of places and in all kinds of weather. With over 500 gigs and three albums under their belts, the Rubber Wellies have shortened their name but not their sense of adventure! The travelling pair, often accompanied by a musical mash-up of welly friends and family, have performed all over Europe and beyond in fiestas, festivals, bars and boats, folk clubs, front-rooms, cafés and caves alike. With over 500 gigs and three albums under their belts, they’ve shortened their name but not their sense of adventure! Visit www.folkandblues.club

{ £5.50 } buy tickets


Naomi Wright Band

on Sun, 9 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 9pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... The Naomi Wright Band play classy chilled meditative original music with a firey Indian influenced temperament. The music is written by cellist Naomi Wright and performed and improvised by herself , vocalist Brigitte Beraha and Tabla player Beth Hipwell. '......There is a sense of swing and new music courtesy of Naomi Wright's exquisite cello playing' All about jazz. '......Superb' MusicWeb International

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Jim Moray

on Sun, 9 Oct 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Jim Moray is one of the most consistently inventive musicians working in English traditional music today. Winner of five BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, after five ground-breaking albums he now finds himself at the forefront of a new folk revival in the UK, and hailed as a pivotal influence by a new generation of folk musicians. Recording his first album 'Sweet England' while still studying classical composition at Birmingham Conservatoire in the day and playing drums in power-pop bands by night, Jim Moray emerged onto the UK folk scene seemingly fully formed in 2003. His imaginative re-imagining of English traditional music blended with orchestral flourishes, guitars and electronics soon found him awarded the unprecedented combination of 'Best Newcomer' and 'Best Album' at the 2004 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. In 2013 he celebrated both 10 years since his landmark début album Sweet England and the success of his 2012 career best Skulk. Now he brings material from his new album of traditional ballads - Upcetra - out on the road for an evening of storytelling music at its best. Steamchicken have been delighting audiences for over 20 years. In Ceilidhs, concerts, bar sets and workshops, the 7 talented and versatile musicians bring musical genres together in a way that shouldn't work but does. However, we can't fit seven people on to the stage, so we'll be joined tonight by the duo of Andrew Sharpe & Amy Kakoura.

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Jim Moray

on Sun, 9 Oct 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Jim Moray is one of the most consistently inventive musicians working in English traditional music today. Winner of five BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, after five ground-breaking albums he now finds himself at the forefront of a new folk revival in the UK, and hailed as a pivotal influence by a new generation of folk musicians. Recording his first album 'Sweet England' while still studying classical composition at Birmingham Conservatoire in the day and playing drums in power-pop bands by night, Jim Moray emerged onto the UK folk scene seemingly fully formed in 2003. His imaginative re-imagining of English traditional music blended with orchestral flourishes, guitars and electronics soon found him awarded the unprecedented combination of 'Best Newcomer' and 'Best Album' at the 2004 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. In 2013 he celebrated both 10 years since his landmark début album Sweet England and the success of his 2012 career best Skulk. Now he brings material from his new album of traditional ballads - Upcetra - out on the road for an evening of storytelling music at its best. Steamchicken have been delighting audiences for over 20 years. In Ceilidhs, concerts, bar sets and workshops, the 7 talented and versatile musicians bring musical genres together in a way that shouldn't work but does. However, we can't fit seven people on to the stage, so we'll be joined tonight by the duo of Andrew Sharpe & Amy Kakoura.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Cheyenne Brown

on Sun, 9 Oct 2016 at Ryde Methodist Church 6:30pm

on stage 7.30pm

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Cheyenne Brown

on Sun, 9 Oct 2016 at Ryde Methodist Church 6:30pm

on stage 7.30pm

{ £6.60 } buy tickets


Nancy Kerr & The Sweet Visitor Band

on Sun, 9 Oct 2016 at Topsham Matthews Hall 7:30pm

Influential singer-violinist Nancy Kerr plays tracks from her forthcoming follow up album to her solo debut Sweet Visitor backed by a stellar lineup. As a singer- songwriter Nancy has been gaining countless new fans in addition to those who have followed her career with partner James Fagan for the last two decades. Nancy is joined here by Greg Russell, Tom Wright, Rowan Rheingans and Tim Yates. Concert starts at 8pm

{ £15.40 } buy tickets


Guest List Sunday Special - Paul Handyside

on Sun, 9 Oct 2016 at Stockton on Tees The Vane Arms 8:00pm

A rare live performance on Teesside for the superb Paul Handyside. Hailing from Tyneside, Paul has carved out a captivating solo career with his faultless velvet voice and subtle, countrified guitar style. Formerly of the guitar pop band Hurrah!, Paul has performed across the world but this intimate show promises to highlight the emotional strength of his songwriting. It's, in parts, Hank Williams, Richard Hawley and Johnny Cash with a smoky, heartfelt delivery and world class writing. Paul is joined by Lee Maddison (aka Maddison's Thread) in support. Lee, again, is a veteran performer with a knack for storytelling in a folk/country style. His recent song "The Mountain" is featured in the stunning film "Life of a mountain: Blencathra".

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


James Taplin & Friends

on Sun, 9 Oct 2016 at Doncaster Brewery & Tap - Upper Room 4:30pm

One of South Yorkshire's most talented local musicians - James Taplin performs with deep passion and often total abandon, captivating audiences large and small across the country. Along with Gary Drakett on Keys and Vocal and Mick Holmes on harmonica these boys will be playing an ensemble of hand-picked, left-field covers as well as a number of diverse and catchy originals. James is the embodiment of good-hearted music from his lion's mane to his sneaker feet and WOW - what a voice.

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Jimmy Crowley At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 9 Oct 2016 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

It has been WAY too long since we last had a visit from Jimmy Crowley! Jimmy Crowley is a central figure in the Irish folk scene. A tradition bearer, ethnographer and Gaelic language enthusiast and also as a stylish songwriter in his own right. 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.

{ £7.70 } buy tickets


Geoff Berner / Daniel Kahn And The Painted Bird

on Sun, 9 Oct 2016 at Brighton The Greys 9:00am

terrace cred. presents: A night of wild, magnificence - and it just got bigger! Acclaimed performers from different sides of the 49th Parallel and Atlantic who take Klezmer music as a jump off point to explore similar subjects from their own individual angles - tonight , together in performance. The Greys will be ablaze with the passion of their music. After performing alongside Attila The Stockbroker last year, Geoff Berner asked to return to The Greys before taking to the road on the Continent (Attila, who'll be on tour in Germany at the time, pointed him back in our direction). Canadian, master of the accordion (which he studied in Romania),The Be Good Tanyas recorded the title track of his first 2000 EP 'Light Enough To Travel'. A string of recordings and countless live shows see Geoff comment on the world as he sees it; never shy to take satirical potshots (at The 2010 Winter Olympics / Festival sponsorship / standing in a provincial General election) with immense passion and humour. 'the avenging angel of Klezmer' Globe & Mail Canada 'Cherish him, cherish him, for there really is no one like him. Fantastic.' Billy Bragg Daniel Kahn - award winning musician / playright / actor / poet, from the Detroit area USA, based in Berlin (with his band The Painted Bird), with his accordion, piano and ukele, bending genres and, indeed, the world to fit his vision. Daniel is blasting an ever-growing reputation for providing an engaging mix of Klezmer, radical Yiddish song, political cabaret and punk folk. 'radical resistance songs meet the free-spirited attitude of the New York Tzadik circle, the flair of cabaret and the borrowed scatterings of Waits' Stephan Franz, Rolling Stone 'Alienation Klezmer: forward looking and backward glancing.. truly great art.' TAZ A fresh take on the music they're immersed in - and bring thrashing into the future... Geoff Berner: vox & accordion Daniel Kahn: vox & accordion & guitar Merlin Shepherd (Brighton's own): clarinet Michael Tuttle: bass Hampus Melin: drum http://geoffberner.com www.paintedbird.de https://www.facebook.com/Terrace-Cred-722099111229530/

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Wso Liverpool & Merseyside, With Host David Mears

on Sun, 9 Oct 2016 at Liverpool The Brink 7:00pm

Charity music night in aid of Liverpool Street Teams - a small non political group of street teams dedicated to helping the street homeless of Liverpool, feeding them on a daily basis.

{ £3.30 } buy tickets


Wso At St Michael's Irish Centre

on Sun, 9 Oct 2016 at Liverpool St Michael's Irish Centre 1:00pm

Families welcome but under 18's must be accompanied by an adult. Charity event in aid of Irish Community Care and St Michael's Irish Centre, both of whom provide various workshops and activities for the community. We cater for a wide age range from 4 years to 95 years, as well as Irish born members, second and third generations who all want to maintain or learn about their Culture and Heritage. We work in partnership with Irish Community Care Merseyside and the two Gaelic football clubs on Merseyside.

{ £3.30 } buy tickets


Anna Macdonald

on Mon, 10 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:30pm

"Anna MacDonald sings Gaelic songs from her new folk album in a voice so lovely it could silence the birds of Barra" - The Glasgow Herald Anna MacDonald is a multi-instrumentalist singer and songwriter whose celtic roots shine through her songs whether sung in Scots, English or Gaelic. She naturally understands her musical heritage and this is beautifully reflected in her voice and music. Anna plays a set with original music complimented with Gaelic songs, traditional and not so traditional folk songs played on either guitar or Clarsach.

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Soundpost Records In Association With Bright Phoebus Presents: Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party

on Mon, 10 Oct 2016 at Neepsend Yellow Arch 7:00pm

A singer who seems to have been born knowing how to carry a tune but with the rarer gift of knowing how to go straight to the heart of a song. Fay's first two solo albums, Looking Glass (2010) and Orfeo (2012), were released by prestigious folk label Topic Records. They won Fay many accolades as well as a nomination for the Horizon Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Fay's choice of material and the delivery of it, reflect a rare sensitivity and appreciation of the tradition whilst remaining naturalistic and highly distinctive. 'Unadorned and quite exquisite' * * * * ~ Uncut Magazine 'Powerful Material' * * * * * ~ Songlines 'Hats off, thoroughly conquered, vibrant and impresses.' * * * * ~ The Telegraph Where Looking Glass showcased her rich and unadorned voice, Orfeo saw Fay confidently fronting a stellar supporting cast: The Hurricane Party. Consisting of some of the finest folk musicians working today; Andy Cutting (button accordions, melodeon), Rob Harbron (English Concertina, fiddle, vocals), Sam Sweeney (fiddle, viola, cello, nyckelharpa, vocals) and Roger Wilson (fiddle, guitar, mandolin and vocals). Plus special guests Jon Boden and Martin Simpson. As well as her burgeoning performance career, Fay is also an academic, lecturing in Music at the University of Sheffield, specializing in the role folk music plays in the construction of communities. With her unique combination of performance and academic talents, it was perhaps inevitable that she would take the initiative with The Full English, a groundbreaking project sponsored by the English Folk Dance and Song Society. For the first time many of the finest early 20th century folksong collections can be found in the most comprehensive searchable database of British folk songs, tunes, dances and customs in the world. To mark the launch of the project, Fay assembled The Full English Band, pulling together half a dozen of the top talents on the English folk music circuit for an evening of songs and tunes drawn from these unique collections. They include legendary players Seth Lakeman, Martin Simpson, Nancy Kerr, Sam Sweeney, Rob Harbron and double bassist Ben Nicholls. This super group toured for 2 years including many major festivals and released a self-titled album, again on Topic Records in 2013, winning Best Group and Best Album at the 2013 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and earning Fay a nomination for Folk Singer of the Year. 'The great folk collectors honoured in The Full English would be singing rather than spinning in their graves at this fine album.' * * * * ~The Telegraph 'Foot-stomping, spirit-lifting warmth ensue.All human life is here.' * * * * ~ The Daily Mirror Following the success of The Full English, Fay moves forward as a leading proponent of traditional songs with her new album, Old Adam. This fresh and original exploration of how we use songs, stories and music to understand what it means to be human combines vision, inspiration, dedication and outstanding musicianship to draw an act of tender poignancy. Her longstanding band, The Hurricane Party, expands to include members of The Full English, including fiddle, concertina, banjo, guitar, percussion and bass. At times sparse and contemplative, at times with a festival stomp, the music is captivating and engaging with plenty of choruses and vibrant interaction with the audience. Bringing new arrangements to old songs, Fay continues in her exploration of the incredible repertoire that is the English tradition pushing at the boundaries of our engagement with music. Watch this space for news of a special MC for the night!

{ £16.50 } buy tickets


Soundpost Records In Association With Bright Phoebus Presents: Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party

on Mon, 10 Oct 2016 at Neepsend Yellow Arch 7:00pm

A singer who seems to have been born knowing how to carry a tune but with the rarer gift of knowing how to go straight to the heart of a song. Fay's first two solo albums, Looking Glass (2010) and Orfeo (2012), were released by prestigious folk label Topic Records. They won Fay many accolades as well as a nomination for the Horizon Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Fay's choice of material and the delivery of it, reflect a rare sensitivity and appreciation of the tradition whilst remaining naturalistic and highly distinctive. 'Unadorned and quite exquisite' * * * * ~ Uncut Magazine 'Powerful Material' * * * * * ~ Songlines 'Hats off, thoroughly conquered, vibrant and impresses.' * * * * ~ The Telegraph Where Looking Glass showcased her rich and unadorned voice, Orfeo saw Fay confidently fronting a stellar supporting cast: The Hurricane Party. Consisting of some of the finest folk musicians working today; Andy Cutting (button accordions, melodeon), Rob Harbron (English Concertina, fiddle, vocals), Sam Sweeney (fiddle, viola, cello, nyckelharpa, vocals) and Roger Wilson (fiddle, guitar, mandolin and vocals). Plus special guests Jon Boden and Martin Simpson. As well as her burgeoning performance career, Fay is also an academic, lecturing in Music at the University of Sheffield, specializing in the role folk music plays in the construction of communities. With her unique combination of performance and academic talents, it was perhaps inevitable that she would take the initiative with The Full English, a groundbreaking project sponsored by the English Folk Dance and Song Society. For the first time many of the finest early 20th century folksong collections can be found in the most comprehensive searchable database of British folk songs, tunes, dances and customs in the world. To mark the launch of the project, Fay assembled The Full English Band, pulling together half a dozen of the top talents on the English folk music circuit for an evening of songs and tunes drawn from these unique collections. They include legendary players Seth Lakeman, Martin Simpson, Nancy Kerr, Sam Sweeney, Rob Harbron and double bassist Ben Nicholls. This super group toured for 2 years including many major festivals and released a self-titled album, again on Topic Records in 2013, winning Best Group and Best Album at the 2013 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and earning Fay a nomination for Folk Singer of the Year. 'The great folk collectors honoured in The Full English would be singing rather than spinning in their graves at this fine album.' * * * * ~The Telegraph 'Foot-stomping, spirit-lifting warmth ensue.All human life is here.' * * * * ~ The Daily Mirror Following the success of The Full English, Fay moves forward as a leading proponent of traditional songs with her new album, Old Adam. This fresh and original exploration of how we use songs, stories and music to understand what it means to be human combines vision, inspiration, dedication and outstanding musicianship to draw an act of tender poignancy. Her longstanding band, The Hurricane Party, expands to include members of The Full English, including fiddle, concertina, banjo, guitar, percussion and bass. At times sparse and contemplative, at times with a festival stomp, the music is captivating and engaging with plenty of choruses and vibrant interaction with the audience. Bringing new arrangements to old songs, Fay continues in her exploration of the incredible repertoire that is the English tradition pushing at the boundaries of our engagement with music. Watch this space for news of a special MC for the night!

{ £14.30 } buy tickets


The Pictish Trail

on Mon, 10 Oct 2016 at Brighton The Green Door Store 7:30pm

Live from Planet Eigg, The Pictish Trail (AKA Johnny Lynch) is here to entertain you with magnificent tunes, a full band and a selection of brightly coloured bobble hats. Epitomising trawler beardie chic, The Pictish Trail has just released Future Echoes, the most confident, cohesive and pop-savvy collection of music he has written to date. His eloquent songs have seen him get mentioned in the same breath as his heroes Beck, The Beta Band and Hot Chip. Every bit the showman, The Pictish Trail has a blazing live set that is positively awe-inspiring. He has been accompanied by everything from acoustic guitar to a full-on four-piece metal band to throbbing dance beats and samples, and often during the course of the same gig. He has toured with KT Tunstall, James Yorkston, Withered Hand and Sweet Baboo.

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Eddie Martin - 'the Story Of The Blues'

on Mon, 10 Oct 2016 at Chidham Hambrook Village Hall 7:30pm

Blues in the place which does it best ! Licensed bar.

{ £13.75 } buy tickets


Threaded

on Mon, 10 Oct 2016 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

{ £6.60 } buy tickets


Threaded

on Mon, 10 Oct 2016 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

{ £5.50 } buy tickets


Boo Hewerdine Swimming In Mercury Tour 2016

on Mon, 10 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Two acclaimed English songwriters and label mates touring together for the first time, both with new albums (released leading into the Autumn tour). The artists first met on a songwriting weekend and later spent time co-writing songs for Dan Whitehouse's new album and EP. Boo Hewerdine is well known as one of the greatest (and busiest) songwriter performers in the business, but incredibly, it's been 7 years since Boo released his last studio album of original material. Not that Hewerdine has been inactive, far from it, the period has been the most productive of his career. Hewerdine wrote lyrics and played on over 30 new recordings by and with other artists during the period including the acclaimed 2014 album (Vagabond) and 2015 EP (Back The Dogs) with Scottish singer Eddi Reader, Last Man Standing Ep (2015) with Kris Drever of Lau and Duke Special. Reveal Records compiled the first document of his career to date with a fine Best of compilation My Name In Brackets and swiftly followed that with an album of lost recordings found in a box! This album was Open which received five star reviews and was number 5 in the Telegraph Albums of The Year 2015. Last year was spent writing and producing an ambitious new double album and theatrical show for Chris Difford of Squeeze, details of which are soon to be announced. All that and Boo toured with Eddi Reader in Europe, Asia and played a series of sell out headline shows in the UK and an invite to host Boo Hewerdine & Friends songwriters circle at London's Kings Place. There has not been a moment when Boo Hewerdine has not been working on something creative. June 3 sees the release of his new Born EP and Oct 7 the album Swimming in Mercury.

{ £16.50 } buy tickets


False Lights

on Tue, 11 Oct 2016 at London Water Rats 7:00pm

Could actually be a game changer for all those involvedand perhaps even the scene generally. ***** fRoots A guitar-driven folk rock explosion which will certainly clear out any cobwebs Folk Radio UK It was only a matter of time. A late night bar conversation between Sam Carter and Jim Moray (both BBC Folk Award winners in their own right) concluded in the forming of a gleefully raucous guitar band that plays traditional songs and tunes, without committing the sins of the past. False Lights are a folk rock group, formed in the spirit of the genre's late-'60s originators but informed by the music of Sam and Jim's far more recent youth. It felt to them that no one had updated the template. False Lights owe as much to Radiohead as they do to Fairport Convention. False Lights made their live debut headlining Suffolk's FolkEast festival in 2014. By then the band had expanded from a drunken notion into a line-up that boasts not only Carter and Moray on vocals and guitars but also Nick Cooke from the Kate Rusby band on melodeon, Tom Moore from Moore, Moss Rutter on violin, Jon Thorne from Lamb on bass, and Sam's long serving drummer Sam Nadel. A dream list of musicians making a fantastic racket. Fans of Sam and Jim's often sombre solo work might be surprised by their stated intention to make False Lights a joyful spectacle. But that's immediately evident when they perform. This is a turn-it-up-to-eleven-and-throw-yourself-about-your-dad's-garage kind of group. Folk songs you can jump to! Proof that folk rock can still work if it's made by people who aren't in thrall to the 70s fRoots The songs that make up False Lights' debut LP Salvor came together during a week-long log cabin retreat in Lincolnshire. Child ballad The Wife Of Usher's Well, a traditional Scottish tale of grief, is set to a new tune from the American shapenote tradition, with a nod to US super-producer Timbaland. There are echoes of Queens Of The Stone Age too. And that's just the first track. Feedback and melodeons run into each other on the broadside ballad Skewball, while the dancefloor's durability is challenged with an assault on Sam McGrady's The Charlesworth Hornpipe. Closing the record is Tennyson's Crossing The Bar, a hymn to life (set to music by Rani Arbo), which goes out in a blaze of horns and samba percussion. Both the band name and the album title were inspired by Bella Bathurst's 2005 novel The Wreckers which tells of 18th-century scavengers using false lights to wreck ships and salvage the contents. No member of False Lights has ever knowingly wrecked a ship and salvaged the contents. False Lights isn't simply a side project or a one-off collaboration by two of English folk music's most popular young singers. Jim Moray and Sam Carter have formed a brand new folk rock group. And they're really bloody excited about it. Quite brilliant, I think Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2

{ £14.30 } buy tickets


100 Club Tuesday Blues Presents Ryan Mcgarvey + Erja Lyytinen + Stacie Collins

on Tue, 11 Oct 2016 at London 100 Club 7:15pm

100 Club TUESDAY BLUES presents RYAN McGARVEY + ERJA LYYTINEN + STACIE COLLINS www.solidentertainments.com/100club

{ £16.50 } buy tickets


Soundpost Records In Association With Bright Phoebus Presents: Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party

on Tue, 11 Oct 2016 at Neepsend Yellow Arch 7:00pm

A singer who seems to have been born knowing how to carry a tune but with the rarer gift of knowing how to go straight to the heart of a song. Fay's first two solo albums, Looking Glass (2010) and Orfeo (2012), were released by prestigious folk label Topic Records. They won Fay many accolades as well as a nomination for the Horizon Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Fay's choice of material and the delivery of it, reflect a rare sensitivity and appreciation of the tradition whilst remaining naturalistic and highly distinctive. 'Unadorned and quite exquisite' * * * * ~ Uncut Magazine 'Powerful Material' * * * * * ~ Songlines 'Hats off, thoroughly conquered, vibrant and impresses.' * * * * ~ The Telegraph Where Looking Glass showcased her rich and unadorned voice, Orfeo saw Fay confidently fronting a stellar supporting cast: The Hurricane Party. Consisting of some of the finest folk musicians working today; Andy Cutting (button accordions, melodeon), Rob Harbron (English Concertina, fiddle, vocals), Sam Sweeney (fiddle, viola, cello, nyckelharpa, vocals) and Roger Wilson (fiddle, guitar, mandolin and vocals). Plus special guests Jon Boden and Martin Simpson. As well as her burgeoning performance career, Fay is also an academic, lecturing in Music at the University of Sheffield, specializing in the role folk music plays in the construction of communities. With her unique combination of performance and academic talents, it was perhaps inevitable that she would take the initiative with The Full English, a groundbreaking project sponsored by the English Folk Dance and Song Society. For the first time many of the finest early 20th century folksong collections can be found in the most comprehensive searchable database of British folk songs, tunes, dances and customs in the world. To mark the launch of the project, Fay assembled The Full English Band, pulling together half a dozen of the top talents on the English folk music circuit for an evening of songs and tunes drawn from these unique collections. They include legendary players Seth Lakeman, Martin Simpson, Nancy Kerr, Sam Sweeney, Rob Harbron and double bassist Ben Nicholls. This super group toured for 2 years including many major festivals and released a self-titled album, again on Topic Records in 2013, winning Best Group and Best Album at the 2013 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and earning Fay a nomination for Folk Singer of the Year. 'The great folk collectors honoured in The Full English would be singing rather than spinning in their graves at this fine album.' * * * * ~The Telegraph 'Foot-stomping, spirit-lifting warmth ensue.All human life is here.' * * * * ~ The Daily Mirror Following the success of The Full English, Fay moves forward as a leading proponent of traditional songs with her new album, Old Adam. This fresh and original exploration of how we use songs, stories and music to understand what it means to be human combines vision, inspiration, dedication and outstanding musicianship to draw an act of tender poignancy. Her longstanding band, The Hurricane Party, expands to include members of The Full English, including fiddle, concertina, banjo, guitar, percussion and bass. At times sparse and contemplative, at times with a festival stomp, the music is captivating and engaging with plenty of choruses and vibrant interaction with the audience. Bringing new arrangements to old songs, Fay continues in her exploration of the incredible repertoire that is the English tradition pushing at the boundaries of our engagement with music. With her Full English contemporary, Nancy Kerr, as MC for the evening, this promises to be a rare and brilliant evening of music and song.

{ £16.50 } buy tickets


Soundpost Records In Association With Bright Phoebus Presents: Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party

on Tue, 11 Oct 2016 at Neepsend Yellow Arch 7:00pm

A singer who seems to have been born knowing how to carry a tune but with the rarer gift of knowing how to go straight to the heart of a song. Fay's first two solo albums, Looking Glass (2010) and Orfeo (2012), were released by prestigious folk label Topic Records. They won Fay many accolades as well as a nomination for the Horizon Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Fay's choice of material and the delivery of it, reflect a rare sensitivity and appreciation of the tradition whilst remaining naturalistic and highly distinctive. 'Unadorned and quite exquisite' * * * * ~ Uncut Magazine 'Powerful Material' * * * * * ~ Songlines 'Hats off, thoroughly conquered, vibrant and impresses.' * * * * ~ The Telegraph Where Looking Glass showcased her rich and unadorned voice, Orfeo saw Fay confidently fronting a stellar supporting cast: The Hurricane Party. Consisting of some of the finest folk musicians working today; Andy Cutting (button accordions, melodeon), Rob Harbron (English Concertina, fiddle, vocals), Sam Sweeney (fiddle, viola, cello, nyckelharpa, vocals) and Roger Wilson (fiddle, guitar, mandolin and vocals). Plus special guests Jon Boden and Martin Simpson. As well as her burgeoning performance career, Fay is also an academic, lecturing in Music at the University of Sheffield, specializing in the role folk music plays in the construction of communities. With her unique combination of performance and academic talents, it was perhaps inevitable that she would take the initiative with The Full English, a groundbreaking project sponsored by the English Folk Dance and Song Society. For the first time many of the finest early 20th century folksong collections can be found in the most comprehensive searchable database of British folk songs, tunes, dances and customs in the world. To mark the launch of the project, Fay assembled The Full English Band, pulling together half a dozen of the top talents on the English folk music circuit for an evening of songs and tunes drawn from these unique collections. They include legendary players Seth Lakeman, Martin Simpson, Nancy Kerr, Sam Sweeney, Rob Harbron and double bassist Ben Nicholls. This super group toured for 2 years including many major festivals and released a self-titled album, again on Topic Records in 2013, winning Best Group and Best Album at the 2013 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and earning Fay a nomination for Folk Singer of the Year. 'The great folk collectors honoured in The Full English would be singing rather than spinning in their graves at this fine album.' * * * * ~The Telegraph 'Foot-stomping, spirit-lifting warmth ensue.All human life is here.' * * * * ~ The Daily Mirror Following the success of The Full English, Fay moves forward as a leading proponent of traditional songs with her new album, Old Adam. This fresh and original exploration of how we use songs, stories and music to understand what it means to be human combines vision, inspiration, dedication and outstanding musicianship to draw an act of tender poignancy. Her longstanding band, The Hurricane Party, expands to include members of The Full English, including fiddle, concertina, banjo, guitar, percussion and bass. At times sparse and contemplative, at times with a festival stomp, the music is captivating and engaging with plenty of choruses and vibrant interaction with the audience. Bringing new arrangements to old songs, Fay continues in her exploration of the incredible repertoire that is the English tradition pushing at the boundaries of our engagement with music. With her Full English contemporary, Nancy Kerr, as MC for the evening, this promises to be a rare and brilliant evening of music and song.

{ £14.30 } buy tickets


Red Moon Road

on Tue, 11 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Impeccable Songwriting, masterful Storytelling, three part Harmonies, modern Canadian roots music! Road-warrior festival veterans Red Moon Road make a much bigger sound than one would expect from a trio. In an impressive, well-choreographed show they manage to incorporate impeccable three-part harmonies, a roots drum kit split entertainingly and pragmatically between two band members, and an acoustic guitar cleverly rigged to also be a bass. A moustached man plays mandolin, lap steel, banjo and organ (often at the same time), and subtle technological wizardry whirls as the unmistakable soulful voice of one of Canada's most talented singers soars above it all. Their unique show is equal parts polished songwriting, undeniable musicianship, compelling storytelling and engaging showmanship. Support from award-winning singer-songwriter ELLIOTT MORRIS. "Extraordinary...ludicrously youthful and absurdly talented" Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


The Basement Sessions.... Sofia B + Uri + Laura Oakes

on Tue, 11 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT SESSIONS at Green Note is a new monthly night, filled with brilliant up-and-coming artists that you need to hear. Set in the intimate Basement space within this much-loved venue, you'll hear the best of what the UK acoustic scene has to offer! This month featuring.... Sofia B + Uri + Laura Oakes SOFIA B Sofia B is a pop/folk singer from London, with retro stripped down yet lush melodies, warm vocals, and brooding, forlorn lyrics, which will have you singing along long after the song is done. The proudly out androgynous singer is half Lebanese and half Venezuelan and takes inspiration from her life's experiences for her music. URI Originally from Tel-Aviv, Uri moved to London 2 years ago after winning the Shure songwriting award, which was judged by Frank Turner that year. Since then, he has been developing his indie folk-rock sound, adding in more electronic influences to his delicate songs. U.R.I cites an eclectic range of musical influences, from classic songwriters such as Jeff Buckley, Elliott Smith and Nick Drake, to current artist such as Bon Iver, Bjork and St. Vincent. This is reflected in the diversity of his debut E.P. Black Flag, released on October 2015, which was produced by Richard Formby (Wild Beasts, Ghostpet) and Orel Tamuz. LAURA OAKES Laura Oakes, the BCMA's Female Vocalist of the year 2015, is a British Country Music Artist hailing from Liverpool. She released her debut, Self-Titled EP in the summer of 2015 receiving fantastic support from BBC radio right across the UK, with Bob Harris including a track in his Best of 2015 retrospective on BBC Radio 2, and Chris Country and Amazing Radio also championing her work. Laura has supported Andrew Combs, The Shires, and Ward Thomas among many others, and is currently planning her own tour to showcase exciting new material to her growing army of fans.

{ £6.60 } buy tickets


Herne Hill Music Festival: Fiddling The Night Away

on Tue, 11 Oct 2016 at London Canopy Beer 8:00pm

Dave Arthur with Rattle on the Stovepipe Dave Arthur performs English and Appalachian Old Time songs, ballads, and instrumental music on 5-string banjo, guitar, melodeon, and whistle, around the world, in folk clubs, theatres, arts centres, festivals, schools and colleges. Dave is part of the Old-Time trio Rattle On the Stove-pipe, with Pete Cooper, fiddle, viola, and Dan Stewart, guitar, banjo. Dave works as historical music advisor, composer, and performer in theatre, TV and radio, and lectures and runs workshops on Old Time Banjo, British Magical Ballads, Gypsy stories/music and dance, and the life of singer/folklorist A.L. 'Bert' Lloyd. In 2003 he was awarded the Gold Badge of the English Folk Dance and Song Society, for services to folk music. Carol Anderson Carol Anderson is a London based fiddler from Aberdeenshire. She has a distinctive style combining East Coast and West Coast influences, stemming from her early tuition from Jean-Ann Callender, a native of Lochaber, and later tuition at summer schools from Aonghas Grant. She has a keen interest in Scottish pipe music and this is reflected in her repertoire.

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Herne Hill Music Festival: Fiddling The Night Away

on Tue, 11 Oct 2016 at London Canopy Beer 8:00pm

Dave Arthur with Rattle on the Stovepipe Dave Arthur performs English and Appalachian Old Time songs, ballads, and instrumental music on 5-string banjo, guitar, melodeon, and whistle, around the world, in folk clubs, theatres, arts centres, festivals, schools and colleges. Dave is part of the Old-Time trio Rattle On the Stove-pipe, with Pete Cooper, fiddle, viola, and Dan Stewart, guitar, banjo. Dave works as historical music advisor, composer, and performer in theatre, TV and radio, and lectures and runs workshops on Old Time Banjo, British Magical Ballads, Gypsy stories/music and dance, and the life of singer/folklorist A.L. 'Bert' Lloyd. In 2003 he was awarded the Gold Badge of the English Folk Dance and Song Society, for services to folk music. Carol Anderson Carol Anderson is a London based fiddler from Aberdeenshire. She has a distinctive style combining East Coast and West Coast influences, stemming from her early tuition from Jean-Ann Callender, a native of Lochaber, and later tuition at summer schools from Aonghas Grant. She has a keen interest in Scottish pipe music and this is reflected in her repertoire.

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Herne Hill Music Festival: Combination Ticket - Folk

on Tue, 11 Oct 2016 at London Canopy Beer 8:00pm

Tuesday 11 October Fiddling the Night Away Dave Arthur and Rattle on The Stovepipe, and Carol Anderson AND Friday 14 October The World Turned Upside Down Leon Rosselton and Joe Wilkes

{ £22.00 } buy tickets


New Roots Presents: Astrakan Project/ Hickory Signals

on Tue, 11 Oct 2016 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Doors open 7.30 pm. Nearest tube Kings Cross, 7 mins walk. Gloriously full-throated, truly inspiring Breton singing and melodies from Simone Alves [] roaring, intricate, fiery, imaginative accompaniments Ian Anderson fRoots Formed in Istanbul fRoots June issue cover stars Astrakan are one part Turkish (Yann Gourvil (guitar, 'oud, saz, violin), one part Breton (Simone Alves, vocals), and now live in Macedonia, Greece. Their dark-edged comtemporary folk sound, delivered with Alves' powerfully raw voice and Gourvil's mastery of the Oud, draws on original Breton folk texts, filtered through the duo's fusion of middle-Eastern and folk-rock influences. Both of their albums to date have featured in the fRoots Album Choice playlist and each received 4 stars from Songlines magazine. Hickory Signals are Brighton based Laura Ward and Adam Rochetti. They take inspiration from the folk music of Britain, Ireland and America, performing original music as well as traditional tunes. Citing influence from Pentangle, Fairport Convention and The Moulettes, amongst others, they use a combination of vocals, guitar, mandolin, flute, glockenspiel and percussion to create their original take on a traditional folk sound. Live show highlights include headlining 'Folk Rising' at Cecil Sharp House in 2015, support slots for Buddy Whittington, Blazin' Fiddles, Stick in the Wheel and Hattie Briggs, and Club Tent stage slots at Cambridge Folk Festivals 2014 and 2015. Their recent EP release was produced by Stick In The Wheel's Ian Carter.

{ £7.70 } buy tickets


Rye Fest Featuring Rye Wolf

on Tue, 11 Oct 2016 at Bracknell Acoustic Couch 7:30pm

A celebration of Rye Wolf, one of Berkshires most loved folk groups featuring traditional and original songs which will include solo slots from various band members culminating in a full band finale, a must for all folk fans and lovers of good music. Starts 8pm, tickets £5.00 in advance and £7.00 on the door.

{ £5.50 } buy tickets


Boo Hewerdine

on Wed, 12 Oct 2016 at Chelmsford The Bassment Club 8:00pm

Boo Hewerdine is an English singer-songwriter and record producer. His work includes lead singer and creative force behind The Bible, formed in the 1980s, and reformed in 1994, as well as solo recordings and work for film. He has also produced records by several artists, including a long association with Eddi Reader. He has been described as "one of Britain's most consistently accomplished songwriters". Hewerdine collaborated over several years with Eddi Reader, as producer, songwriter and guitarist in her band. His song "Patience of Angels", originally written for The Bible, was recorded by Reader for her self-titled 1994 album, which featured several Hewerdine compositions, and was a top 40 hit in the UK Singles Chart when released as a single. Hewerdine also co-produced Eddi Reader's 1999 album Angels & Electricity and her 2003 album Sings the Songs of Robert Burns. His other production work includes albums with The Corrs, Heidi Talbot, and Laurie Freelove. He co-wrote and produced Chris Difford's 2008 album The Last Temptation of Chris. He has also written songs recorded by K.d. Lang ("Last Cigarette"), Paul Young, Mel C, Marti Pellow, David McAlmont, Brian Kennedy, Kris Drever, Sarah Jane Morris, Alex Parks, and Natalie Imbruglia.

{ £13.75 } buy tickets


Flight Brigade | Manchester

on Wed, 12 Oct 2016 at Manchester The Castle Hotel 7:00pm

FLIGHT BRIGADE plus support from Seamus McLoughlin Robbie Cavanagh Wednesday 12th October The Castle Hotel, Manchester £6.00 tickets

{ £6.60 } buy tickets


Jess Morgan

on Wed, 12 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jess Morgan is a songwriter's songwriter. Constantly touring, constantly writing, constantly striving to do better, to be better. Inspired by storytelling songwriters like Nancy Griffith, the playfulness of Devon Sproule and upfront British voices like Billy Bragg, expect a tumbler of unfancified roots music with heart, with passion, with gusto. Over the past few years Jess has been making a noise in the UK and further afield with a string of albums comprised of acutely observed, beautifully delivered country-folk ballads; song about travel, about people, about history, about love, about whatever the song needs. The songs are intimate, but not in that earnest, quiet way. There's fire in Jess' voice, the way it soars between notes like a bird in flight. It's intimate, but it's end of the night, lock-in at the bar, let's get the nice whiskey out, intimate. October 2016 sees the release of a brand new full-length LP from Jess Morgan and short string of very special tour dates bringing the new tracks to life with a bigger, cinematic band sound. musicianship dovetails well with her clever and understated songwriting The Telegraph gorgeous country folk The Guardian inventive and poignant R2 Magazine simply stunning Folk Radio UK "making waves and turning heads" R2 Magazine

{ £9.90 } buy tickets


Rob Heron And The Tea Pad Orchestra

on Wed, 12 Oct 2016 at Biddulph Town Hall 7:30pm

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker

on Wed, 12 Oct 2016 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Omar Puente Sextet - Live At The Lighthouse

on Wed, 12 Oct 2016 at Walmer The Lighthouse 7:00pm

World class violinist with a well known reputation in Jazz with several albums. Has taught extensively and published a University level textbook on Cuban Jazz. Has taught at UK's most prestigious music colleges, and also in Cuba. Currently developing a unique strand of Jazz that is to come out in a new album. Omar Puente's sextet is a unique combination of sonorities and styles for all the tastes and ages, after the accumulation of many years of experience playing with musicians like Tito Puentes, Eddy Palmieri, Courtney Pine, Rubén González and Winton Marsalis, all of them contained in a wide range of colours in the interpretation of the music. In this concert Maestro Puente will include pieces from his forthcoming new album Best Foot Forward. This rich mix produces a show of complex and infectious rhythms and original melodies, performed by a multinational sextet, and unusual combination of violin, trombone and extended rhythm section. In performance, this produces an irresistible urge to join in and dance.

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Half Deaf Clatch

on Thu, 13 Oct 2016 at North Shields Percy Park Rugby Club 7:30pm

Drawing from his obsession with pre-war country blues, Half Deaf Clatch (aka Andrew McLatchie or 'Clatchie') has been impressing audiences all over the UK for the last five years with his raw down-home sound and his original song writing. Described as a Slide Stomp Blues Machine he has been nominated in the finals of the British Blues Awards eight times in the last three years. This year sees him nominated in the Acoustic Act, Songwriter and Album of the Year categories in these prestigious awards. Not one to rest on his laurels, his last album 'The Life and Death of A.J Rail' was released on 12 October 2015 and has already received lots of amazing reviews. May 2016 saw the launch of his latest CD 'Simple Songs For These Complicated Times' which he describes as "...a reflection on worldwide events and society in general..." Half Deaf Clatch has played at most of the UK's top Blues events and festivals over the past five years including; Hebden Bridge, Colne, Maryport, Broadstairs Blues Bash, Shetland and Orkney Blues Festivals - and most recently played on the daytime line-up of the Prudential Bluesfest at the O2 Arena in London. "...a growl that makes Chris Rea sound like one of the Chipmunks and slide-guitar skills that would make Ry Cooder green with envy..." Jamie Hailstone ''I love this album from start to finish - the concept, the songs and the instrumentation." Gary Grainger, The Blues Show on Bishop FM about 'The Life and Death of A.J Rail' "This is one of those all too rare things: a simply cracking, crackling bit of originality." Iain Patience, Music News about 'The Life and Death of A.J Rail'

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Black Umfolosi

on Thu, 13 Oct 2016 at Emsworth Baptist Church 7:30pm

{ £16.50 } buy tickets


Black Umfolosi

on Thu, 13 Oct 2016 at Emsworth Baptist Church 7:30pm

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Police Dog Hogan

on Thu, 13 Oct 2016 at Guildford Boileroom 7:00pm

{ £16.50 } buy tickets


Tom Brosseau & Kristin Mcclement

on Thu, 13 Oct 2016 at Brighton One Church 8:00pm

A special evening of music in one of Brighton's beautiful churches. http://www.tombrosseau.com http://www.kristinmcclement.com

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Tom Brosseau & Kristin Mcclement

on Thu, 13 Oct 2016 at Brighton One Church 8:00pm

A special evening of music in one of Brighton's beautiful churches. http://www.tombrosseau.com http://www.kristinmcclement.com

{ £5.50 } buy tickets


Mg Boulter + Samantha Whates

on Thu, 13 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- NEW ROOTS PRESENTS.... MG Boulter + Samantha Whates M G BOULTER is a singer and songwriter living on the coast of the Thames Estuary, England. He leads the highly respected UK roots band The Lucky Strikes, and as a much sought after pedal steel and guitar player has worked with Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes), and has been a member of US groups The Duke and the King and The Simone Felice Group (The Felice Brothers). He is currently touring in Emily Portman's Coracle Band and Blue Rose Code. "Gorgeous, in a word" **** Uncut "Highly Recommended" ***** Independent on Sunday "Lovely.. " **** Mojo "Brings freshness to songwriting" **** Telegraph "The best of 2016, no contest" ***** The Morning Star -------------- SAMANTHA WHATES is a London based singer and songwriter. Her beautifully crafted, poetic songs retain a strong affinity with her Scottish roots, cultivating a sound that is thoroughly contemporary, rooted in tradition, yet uniquely her own. Recent performances include sharing the bill with Olivia Chaney Kings Place in May, and the Purcell Rooms in the Royal Festival Hall with Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker. She recently released her debut Dark Nights Make For Brighter Days which has been enjoying both critical acclaim and radio play (BBC 6 Music, KCRW, Resonance FM). "Her songs made my evening, a rare treat" - James Yorkston "Just gorgeous" - Tom Robinson BBC 6Music "Understated, otherworldy...absorbing. The ghosts of Joni Mitchell, Vashti Bunyan and Suzanne Vega whisper their presence." FATEA Magazine ---------------- New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK roots scene. It's committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible. We find that in traditional folk, indie folk, alt-folk, chamber folk, country blues, Americana, alt-country, old-time rhythm & blues, gypsy jazz, honky-tonk, klezmer, world music, modern classical music and all points in between. www.newrootsevents.com https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


The Mile Roses

on Thu, 13 Oct 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Born of shared interests in both folk and Americana, this new trio brings together our old mates Kate Bramley and Edwina Hayes plus one-time Bad Pennies member Simon Haworth. Expect an evening of classy original songs and close harmonies, accompanied by guitars, bass, cittern, mandola, mandolin and fiddle and all performed with infectious enjoyment. This is contemporary British folk with a most enjoyable nod to Nashville.

{ £12.10 } buy tickets


The Mile Roses

on Thu, 13 Oct 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Born of shared interests in both folk and Americana, this new trio brings together our old mates Kate Bramley and Edwina Hayes plus one-time Bad Pennies member Simon Haworth. Expect an evening of classy original songs and close harmonies, accompanied by guitars, bass, cittern, mandola, mandolin and fiddle and all performed with infectious enjoyment. This is contemporary British folk with a most enjoyable nod to Nashville.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Otis Gibbs

on Thu, 13 Oct 2016 at Newport Le Pub 8:00pm

Otis Gibbs is a man in search of an honest experience. Some people refer to him as a folk artist, but that is a simplistic way to describe a man who has planted over 7,000 trees, slept in hobo jungles, walked with nomadic shepherds in the Carpathian Mountains, been strip-searched by dirty cops in Detroit, and has an FBI file. Otis has played everywhere from labor rallies in Wisconsin, to anti-war protests in Texas, Austria and the Czech Republic, Feed & Seed Stores in the Midwestern U.S. and in countless, theaters, festivals, bars and living rooms. Much of his work concentrates on the world that is ignored by pop culture. Sometimes forgotten, obsolete or simply marginalized, it is a world that doesn't fit into a twenty-second sound bite or a White House talking point. Otis has spent the last fifteen years traveling across America and abroad documenting this world, and has a story to share about each stop along the way.

{ £7.70 } buy tickets


Sullivan & Gold Plays Cafe#9

on Thu, 13 Oct 2016 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

Sullivan & Golds music is the perfect accompaniment to falling in or out of love....

{ £5.50 } buy tickets


Damnably & Vacilando '68 Present: Tom Brosseau

on Fri, 14 Oct 2016 at London Moka East 6:00pm

Damnably & Vacilando '68 are proud to bring Tom Brosseau back to London for an exclusive 2 night intimate residency at Moka East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park following the release of his new album 'North Dakota Impressions'. Advance Tickets Friday October 14th £10 Friday October 21st £10 October 14th & 21st supersaver £16 Doors 6pm Supports 6.30pm *Tom is on stage from 8pm & Moka East will be serving a range of Italian meals and sweets before hand and during. Nearest tube Pudding Mill Lane or Stratford station North Dakota troubadour brings stark, trembling beauty to folky acoustic pop. The world is better for it. MOJO Stop awhile and tune him in. - Pitchfork It's in the shadows where the sly Brosseau does his best work, transforming earthbound images into intimations of wonder, giving unremarkable everyday memories a mysterious, almost haunting poignancy. - NPR Tom Brosseau is a North Dakota-born, LA-based songwriter and singer who learned to play acoustic guitar from his grandmother. He has toured Japan, Canada, Portugal, Iceland, Australia; performed in bars, backyards, grand halls, subways, theaters, old folks homes; exchanged songs and poetry with many talented folks, including Susan Orlean, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Patrick Marber, Bonnie Raitt and the late Sam Hinton. Brosseau also sings and plays guitar with Becky Stark and John C. Reilly in John Reilly & Friends. Tom Brosseau on his background: "I grew up with music in the church, in the school, music at home. I learned a lot of hymnal and folk songs, both traditional and contemporary, and since I was influenced by what my grandparents listened to, in a sense I studied the singers and songwriters of the great American songbook. North Dakota Impressions, Tom Brosseau's new album, is the 3rd in an album trilogy to visit life from a local perspective. Produced by Sean Watkins in Silverlake and Highland Park, Los Angeles, North Dakota Impressions takes the listener on a journey begun with Grass Punks (2014) and Perfect Abandon (2015). A journey through a time that doesn't clip along uniformly on some common interstate but treads at its own pace on a rural route. More glances, more investigations and introspections, more light, more dark. Memories, imaginings, longings for a place, a home - a hopeful album. A Crossbill Records release, September 16 2016 www.tombrosseau.com www.facebook.com/folktombrosseau @Tombrosseau DIRECTIONS Moka East is a lime green cafe situated on the Greenway cycle path by the Olympic Stadium (London) Marshgate Ln, London E15 2PJ. You can easily cycle there on the canal, greenway & park or those on foot are advised to walk from Pudding Mill Lane which is 5 minutes away. Damnably & Vacilando '68 are local E7 & E15 based Record Labels/Publishers & Promoters.

{ £11.00 - £17.60 } buy tickets


The Shee

on Fri, 14 Oct 2016 at London Kings Place 8:00pm

The Shee, multi instrumentalists and festival favourites, have reached the ten-year milestone in their career. In 2016 The Shee will be embarking on a new and exciting project, for which they are creating a brand new body of original work. Following three albums and 10 years of touring together, the six members have each invited a composer to write an original piece of music ahead, of a prestigious premiere at Celtic Connections 2016. Following the premiere in Glasgow, January 2016, the band will head back to the studio to record the new work for release later that year. 'Murmurations showcases six talented individuals working perfectly together.' R2 Magazine 'The classy package, like the music within, is a true work of art' Fatea Magazine 'Most bands struggle to find one good vocalist, but this six-piece outfit have three.' The Living Tradition

{ £12.50 } buy tickets


The Rowan Godel Trio

on Fri, 14 Oct 2016 at Upper BasildonSt Stephens Church 7:00pm

After the excellent concert back in October 2015, The Rowan Godel Trio is back in Upper Basildon by popular demand. With Rowan on vocals and guitar, she will be joined on stage by double bass player and vocalist Lindsey Oliver, and multi-instrumentalist Tim Cotterell. This promises to be another evening of exceptional musical entertainment provided by this trio of talented musicians. Rowan is a highly respected vocalist, much in demand for studio work having made appearances over many years on albums from such luminaries as folk/rock crossover bands The Levellers and Oysterband, and has co-written and performed with chillout collective Urban Myth Club. More recently she has worked with Ray Cooper on his latest album. Lindsey Oliver is equally happy on double bass or electric bass guitar, and has previously worked with The Mummers, The Miserable Rich, and Apples and Eve and several others. Lindsey has also played on the latest Oysterband album, has appeared on Later with Jools Holland, and The Carole King Show, and played Glastonbury and the V Festivals amongst many others. Tim Cotterell is a multi-instrumentalist playing both the violin and the mandolin family of instruments. A member of McDermott's Two Hours, he has also collaborated with Nick Burbridge to release the critically acclaimed album, Gathered. Tim also has album credits with Martha Tilston, Carrie Tree, Porchlight Smoker, Apples and Eve, and The Electrics and also has several record production credits to his name. All in all this promises to be an evening of musical treats not to be missed!

{ £16.50 } buy tickets


Philip Henry And Hannah Martin

on Fri, 14 Oct 2016 at Hebden Bridge Wadsworth Community Centre; 6:45pm

Show info: Doors 6.45 Show Start time 8.00 Food available before the start of the show and at the interval. Real ales. This will be a special show at this small friendly venue above Hebden Bridge. Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin are one of the most exciting and innovative duos to appear on the folk/roots/acoustic scene in recent years a journey that has 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. Festival appearances have included regular Glastonbury slots; all the major folk festivals including mainstage slots at Sidmouth Folk Week; Broadstairs; Warwick; Shrewsbury; Gate To Southwell; Shepley Spring; Priddy; and a constant presence on the greenfield festival circuit, at events such as Larmer Tree (mainstage); Sunrise Celebration (mainstage); and Green Man. Over the past year they have also visited Japan, South Africa, the USA and across Europe and have upcoming tours to Canada, Australia and India already lined up for 2016. In October 2015 Phillip & Hannah release their brilliant new CD 'Watershed', described by Hannah as A time of decision, a moment of change, a turning point. Each of the songs was written with a specific person in mind; I hope they know who they are, and that this is for them, with our love, grief and joy. Except the track Watershed, which was written for everyone. It is an exceptional record that marks a huge step forward both in terms of musicality and in the breadth and depth of the material. Hailing from Lancashire, Phillip Henry is one of the UK's top slide guitarists and harmonica players. Over the past decade he has immersed himself in the music of the Deep South of America, traditional music of the British Isles, and Indian classical music. Specializing in lap slide techniques, his masterful Dobro playing draws together these diverse influences to create a truly unique voice that has been described as "Stunningly good" (Dick Gaughan), and "utterly captivating" (Steve Knightley). His innovative harmonica style combines country blues and folk styles with beat-boxing to create a jaw dropping and much coveted 21st century harmonica sound heavily steeped in tradition. Hannah Martin is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Devon. Her songs weave folklore and legend old and new with beautiful melodies, creating haunting compositions delivered with "a bold and beautiful singing style all her own" (BBC Radio Two). Writing mainly on fiddle, viola, and banjo, and drawing on the traditions of the British Isles, she has been commended by Mike Harding for her "really fantastic singing" (4/5/11). 2012 saw Hannah selected to be part of the National Theatre's War Horse School, working with John Tams, Nancy Kerr, John Kirkpatrick and Chris Parkinson. She was also involved in The Nursery Rhyme Project for the Bristol OId Vic, co-writing and performing in a show exploring one of our oldest oral traditions. In 2009, Phillip, one of the UK's finest slide guitarists and harmonica players, moved into a tent in south Devon. He had just returned from studying Indian classical guitar in Calcutta with world expert Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya. He had his tent, his car, and a five year plan to earn a living through his music. Playing in alt-folk outfit The Roots Union, he met Devonian fiddle-singer Hannah Martin, and the pair instantly recognised a very powerful musical connection. When the band ended, they continued as a duo, playing all over the country, from Glastonbury festival to busking sessions on the seafront at Sidmouth Folk Week. It was during one of these busking stints that they were spotted in an encounter with Steve Knightley (Show Of Hands) that now goes down in folk legend. Recognising the potential of Henry and Martin's partnership, Knightley invited them to accompany Show Of Hands on a nationwide tour, culminating with a show at the Royal Albert Hall at Easter 2012. The pair's first album, Singing The Bones, was released in 2011 to warm praise, "I was completely knocked out by this duo...just a terrific album...absolutely great, wonderful" (BBC Radio Two). Constant touring followed, including an Arts Council funded tour of south west arts centres in autumn 2012. The duo went on to win "Best Folk Act" at the 2012 South West Music Awards, and began 2013 by being voted "Best Duo" by the public at the Spiral Awards. Their second studio album, Mynd, was released to great acclaim in September 2013, appearing in end of year best-ofs for The Guardian, The Telegraph, fRoots Critics Poll, Mark Radcliffe's Radio Two Top Ten, and Songlines. They were voted Best Duo at the Radio Two Folk Awards almost exactly five years since Phillip sat in his tent and made his five year plan! The last 18 months have been their busiest to date. They recorded a concert, Live In Calstock, to make a record of their sound during these initial years; the resulting album once again went down a storm with the critics, utterly inspired and magnificent (Spiral Earth). They toured with (previous Mercury nominee) Seth Lakeman. They attended Folk Alliance in Kansas City, and bookings for Canada and Australia in 2016 swiftly followed. As well as around 130 UK dates, they have also played in South Africa, France, Norway, Japan, The Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium during this period. Watershed, Henry and Martin's keenly anticipated third studio album, is their most emotionally charged, personal and pertinent work to date. A collection of 12 inspired original songs and tunes, recorded live with the Watershed band in Devon's Blackdown Hills, it centres around the idea of turning points. Moving away from the historical figures and events that peopled their highly acclaimed previous album Mynd they explore the idea of a modern folk tale - drawing on personal experience to create edgier, grittier material whilst retaining an 'everyman' empathy. Kith and kin inspire many of the tracks, from foundlings to mill workers, all bonded by a theme of split second decisions and forked paths that shape sliding door destinies. A mesmerising release to further endorse the reputation of a duo who have deservedly gained a rapid and sure foothold in the higher echelons of the roots genre. What the critics say "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. A combination of virtuosity, intensity and charisma Robin Denselow, The Guardian "A thoughtful and moving album with great arrangements" - Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 "Eloquent performers - a musical success story" - Fiona Talkington, BBC Radio 3 "Keen, curious and concerned intellects are at work here. Anyone who thinks English folk isn't world music should listen Judith May, Songlines

{ £14.30 } buy tickets


Máire Ní Chathasaigh And Chris Newman

on Fri, 14 Oct 2016 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Máire and Chris are Máire Ní Chathasaigh (Irish harp and vocals) and Chris Newman (guitar). Máire is Female Musician of the Year in the Live Ireland Music Awards 2016. The Irish Times reports If Máire wasn't around, Irish harping would be so much the poorer: her work restores the harp to its true voice." Chris (Principal guitar tutor for Newcastle University's Folk B.Mus course) has been described by Radio 2 as 'amazing... one of our greatest musicians. See http://www.maireandchris.com/ - Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Máire Ní Chathasaigh And Chris Newman

on Fri, 14 Oct 2016 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Máire and Chris are Máire Ní Chathasaigh (Irish harp and vocals) and Chris Newman (guitar). Máire is Female Musician of the Year in the Live Ireland Music Awards 2016. The Irish Times reports If Máire wasn't around, Irish harping would be so much the poorer: her work restores the harp to its true voice." Chris (Principal guitar tutor for Newcastle University's Folk B.Mus course) has been described by Radio 2 as 'amazing... one of our greatest musicians. See http://www.maireandchris.com/ - Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start

{ £6.60 } buy tickets


Rag Mama Rag

on Fri, 14 Oct 2016 at Towersey The Three Horseshoes 7:30pm

One of Europes finest Country Blues acts. Their repertoire is 20s and 30s Blues based, but extremely varied, encompassing Mississippi Blues, East Coast Ragtime sounds, early White Country tunes, Original Compositions, and many other regional styles of the 20s and 30s period.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Kris Dollimore (del Amitri)

on Fri, 14 Oct 2016 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

Doors 7pm Please advise if you have any special needs. About Kris During a career in music, spanning four decades, Kris has graced some of the world's greatest stages and has played with many international bands and artists. These include The Godfathers, The Damned, Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Thunders, Adam Ant and Del Amitri. ​ His guitar skills have always been admired, in whichever genre he has played. Now those skills are honed to perfection and they need to be. He has chosen a field where his playing is at it's most exposed. A man, a guitar and sometimes a voice. No room for error and nowhere to hide. With largely an acoustic repertoire, a fair portion of that being instrumental, in the vein of John Fahey and Jack Rose, precision playing is expected and delivered. Kris took the decision to perform as a solo artist 11 years ago and has toured relentlessly, travelling the UK and Europe, earning a hard core following of loyal fans which is growing by the day. This is backed up by the success of his first three albums, "02/01/1978", "Now Was The Time" and "No Ghosts In This House", which all received great reviews from the music press, both at home and abroad. His fourth album 'All Grown Up' has just been released and is attracting the same positive interest as it's predecessors. In the past year Kris has started work on a band line up, to sit alongside his solo work. The first few gigs have been great and have been rewarded with a fantastic response. Kris burns with a passion for his music and wants to bring it to as many people as possible. If you know him from his past life, don't fear change. Follow Kris down new roads and you'll feel all the richer for it.

{ £16.50 } buy tickets


The Blueswater Band

on Fri, 14 Oct 2016 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

100 years of blues, 90 minutes to play it. From early delta blues to modern artists such as Jack White and Seasick Steve, Blues! plays the songs and tells the stories of the artists that have defined today's music. Featuring award-winning rhythm and blues band The Blueswater, the show was originally conceived for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and now tours across the UK. 2012 Spirit of the Edinburgh Fringe Award winner. 'Definitely a band to watch!' - Blues in Britain Website: www.theblueswater.com Youtube: youtube.com/theblueswater Twitter: @theblueswater

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


The Eskies + Guests

on Fri, 14 Oct 2016 at Bedford Esquires 8:00pm

{ £6.60 } buy tickets


Son Of Dave

on Fri, 14 Oct 2016 at Oxford Old Fire Station 7:45pm

Son of Dave isn't you're average blues musician. He's an international cult Bluesman on a mission to save your musical soul from atrophy. It would be an easy game, sticking to cliché's and playing a circuit of guitar-solo lovin', middle-aged divorcees. No disrespect to the working man's blues circuit, but this one-man harmonica & beat-box genius beats his own path, turning rhythm and blues upside down and gathering a huge international army of devoted fans from all walks of life. Besides the outstanding live show and recordings, he's known for his columns in music magazines (a book was made of them), his banter with an audience and 45rpm radio show on Soho Radio, London. His albums are treasures, and his songs have been used as soundtrack to Breaking Bad, a Robin Williams film, huge brand campaigns and in upcoming first episode of The Preacher on AMC. Door price £13 PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A STANDING ONLY GIG Sponsored by Hobgoblin Music

{ £12.10 } buy tickets


Martin Simpson

on Fri, 14 Oct 2016 at London The King's Head - Crouch End 8:30pm

The maestro.... Quite simply, one of the best guitarists you'll see. A class act if ever there was one. Forty five years in the business now and the plaudits and prizes keep piling up. Simpson's shows get better and better, each one a masterclass in musicianship and story-telling. No-one draws together more skilfully the elements of English folk and American blues. His wealth of material, honed during his years in New Orleans, ranges from intensely moving songs about his life to brilliant interpretations of the work of others, notably Mr Dylan. The list of his collaborators over the years speaks volumes...Richard Thompson, Richard Hawley, June Tabor, David Hidalgo, David Lindley, Jackson Browne, Steve Miller, Kelly Joe Phelps among the many. Nominated an astonishing 27 times in the BBC Folk Awards and twice winner of Musician of the Year, Simpson's dazzling guitar and song-writing skills have set this son of Scunthorpe apart and made him a true hero of the folk-blues world.

{ £22.00 } buy tickets


Anna Tabbush & Rowan Piggott

on Fri, 14 Oct 2016 at Guildford Institute 7:30pm

Anna Tabbush is one of the mainstays of the local folk scene as leader of Guildford Vox, member of The Climax Ceilidh Band, organiser of SingFest etc. etc. Rowan Piggott is also well known the members of the club having delivered a very enjoyable sell-out gig earlier this year with Rosie Hodgson. Between them Anna and Rowan promise to give us haunting ballads and dark Scandinavian tunes.

{ £9.90 } buy tickets


Anna Tabbush & Rowan Piggott

on Fri, 14 Oct 2016 at Guildford Institute 7:30pm

Anna Tabbush is one of the mainstays of the local folk scene as leader of Guildford Vox, member of The Climax Ceilidh Band, organiser of SingFest etc. etc. Rowan Piggott is also well known the members of the club having delivered a very enjoyable sell-out gig earlier this year with Rosie Hodgson. Between them Anna and Rowan promise to give us haunting ballads and dark Scandinavian tunes.

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Abdoulaye Samb's Minnjiaraby

on Fri, 14 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

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

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Sally Barker At Doncaster Brewery Tap

on Fri, 14 Oct 2016 at Doncaster Brewery and Tap 7:30pm

Sally Barker... Star of The Voice and mentored by Sir Tom Jones. What else do you need to know? www.sallybarker.co.uk This will be a small intimate gig Max audience 60 seats.. Tell your friends!!

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Herne Hill Music Festival: The World Turned Upside Down - Leon Rosselson And Joe Wilkes

on Fri, 14 Oct 2016 at London Off The Cuff 8:00pm

Leon Rosselson An acclaimed singer songwriter since the 1960s, Leon's songs are loved for their satirical wit, spirited political edge and depth of insight. His song 'The World Turned Upside Down' was recorded and popularised by Dick Gaughan and Billy Bragg (who took it into the pop charts in 1985) and has been sung on numerous demonstrations in Britain and the USA. His Ballad of a Spycatcher went into the Indie Singles charts in 1987 in a version backed by Billy Bragg and the Oyster Band. In addition to writing songs for children and giving children's concerts in both Britain and the USA, he has had 17 children's books published. Joe Wilkes Joe's debut album Spotlight was released in 2006. The next year was spent on the road building up sets of modern folk songs coupled with a singular guitar tone and some intense finger-picking. A further album, Here On This Frontline, was released in 2009. Neither a roots album nor an acoustic pop record, this saw Joe develop a politically conscious, uncompromising, European folk sensibility. France and Spain were included on his next tour itinerary. In 2012, Looking For The Grave of Garcia Lorca, one of the last records to be produced in Escapade music studio, was released. Joe suffered an injury to his hand in 2013, but is now back doing shows, starting in New York in May 2014 using piano for the first time as well as guitar. A tour of Europe followed in the autumn. After a gap of four years Joe will return to the studio for a new recording to be released early in 2017.

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Herne Hill Music Festival: The World Turned Upside Down - Leon Rosselson And Joe Wilkes

on Fri, 14 Oct 2016 at London Off The Cuff 8:00pm

Leon Rosselson An acclaimed singer songwriter since the 1960s, Leon's songs are loved for their satirical wit, spirited political edge and depth of insight. His song 'The World Turned Upside Down' was recorded and popularised by Dick Gaughan and Billy Bragg (who took it into the pop charts in 1985) and has been sung on numerous demonstrations in Britain and the USA. His Ballad of a Spycatcher went into the Indie Singles charts in 1987 in a version backed by Billy Bragg and the Oyster Band. In addition to writing songs for children and giving children's concerts in both Britain and the USA, he has had 17 children's books published. Joe Wilkes Joe's debut album Spotlight was released in 2006. The next year was spent on the road building up sets of modern folk songs coupled with a singular guitar tone and some intense finger-picking. A further album, Here On This Frontline, was released in 2009. Neither a roots album nor an acoustic pop record, this saw Joe develop a politically conscious, uncompromising, European folk sensibility. France and Spain were included on his next tour itinerary. In 2012, Looking For The Grave of Garcia Lorca, one of the last records to be produced in Escapade music studio, was released. Joe suffered an injury to his hand in 2013, but is now back doing shows, starting in New York in May 2014 using piano for the first time as well as guitar. A tour of Europe followed in the autumn. After a gap of four years Joe will return to the studio for a new recording to be released early in 2017.

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


New Roots Presents: Beskydy

on Fri, 14 Oct 2016 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Beskydy specialise in Klezmer and music from all over the Balkans, from traditional dance music to songs.Comprising accordion, singer, two violins, two clarinets, viola and double bass- this is good time Friday night music for dancing to! a delightful fusion of fiddles and clarinet, furiously creating a wonderful Folk Roots Time Out London Critics Choice. One of the hidden treasures of London Folk Roots

{ £7.70 } buy tickets


Flamenco Express With Alejandro Molinero

on Fri, 14 Oct 2016 at London St Ethelburga's 7:15pm

The Flamenco Express 20th Anniversary Tour steams on mercilessly with another power-packed showcase of the fiercest form of human expression yet devised.. Featuring this month's star guests Alejandro Molinero, and master of gypsy song Antonio el Pola - both international artists in high demand across the globe. www.flamencoexpress.co.uk Antonio el Pola Known for over twenty years as a formidably talented singer dedicated to the purest flamenco, Antonio El Pola has grown to fill the greatest stages of the world, performing with legends such as Paco de Lucia, Juan El Camas, Concha Vargas, Antonio Moya, Juan Castor, Juana Amaya, Javier Cruz, Joselito Fernandez, Soraya Clavijo, Miguel "El Funi," Manuel de Anustias, José de la Buena, Guillermo Mansano, Maria Pena, Jesus de la Frasquita, brothers Paco and Juan del Gastor, Luis Peña, and Javier Heredia. To name but a few. Alejandro Molinero An uncompromising dynamo of rhythmic technique and soul, depicting our dilemmas and striving to turn fear into hope. Winner of 1st prize for choreography for Flamenco & Spanish Classical dance at Real Conservatorio. Residencies with Ballet National de Espaňa, Compania de Javier Latorre y Shoj Kojima, Compania de Jean Albert Cartier - 'Europa Dance'. Guest soloist for Compania de Carmen Canteroand Javier Latorre's production 'Amores de Solana'. Partner with Concha Jareňo in Casa Patas in Madrid, also in San Paulo & Olinda, guest choreogragher and teacher for Teal Conservatorio. La Joaquina Founder member, choreographer and director of Flamenco Express. She has worked with Christina Hoyos, Paco Peña and others in Madrid, Tokyo, New York, Montreal, Toronto, Paris and throughout Europe. Recent Collaborations 'Spaces in Between' 2007 with Athina Valha and Candoco. Principle soloist 'Splinter In The Flesh' with the Hellenic National Dance Company at the Athens Megaron "Leading the dancers, La Joaquina, tiny, urgent and intense, explored a vast emotional vocabulary, and juxtaposed vulnerability and tenderness with violence and aggression. Her feet rattle off tempestuous beats, her sinewy arms snake angrily and her taut body is totally driven by her feelings. Wild and untameable, there is certainly no empty prettiness in her dance. - Emma Manning. The Stage Chris Clavo A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen and studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express, with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim. "Two amazing guitar solos from Chris Clavo and Jesus Alvarez made string instruments sing with impossible precision. " Staffordshire Post. Reviews This feisty company delivers the finest in flamenco, plus sizzling soloist La Joaquina Time Out Forget the sterile, regimented flamenco so often served up to tourists: this was the real thing, and to say that it packed a punch is an understatement South Wales Evening Post Delighted the audience, who rewarded them with rapturous applause and encores. - Dance Europe An unforgettable evening. - Anglo Spanish Journal

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Flamenco Express With Alejandro Molinero

on Fri, 14 Oct 2016 at London St Ethelburga's 7:15pm

The Flamenco Express 20th Anniversary Tour steams on mercilessly with another power-packed showcase of the fiercest form of human expression yet devised.. Featuring this month's star guests Alejandro Molinero, and master of gypsy song Antonio el Pola - both international artists in high demand across the globe. www.flamencoexpress.co.uk Antonio el Pola Known for over twenty years as a formidably talented singer dedicated to the purest flamenco, Antonio El Pola has grown to fill the greatest stages of the world, performing with legends such as Paco de Lucia, Juan El Camas, Concha Vargas, Antonio Moya, Juan Castor, Juana Amaya, Javier Cruz, Joselito Fernandez, Soraya Clavijo, Miguel "El Funi," Manuel de Anustias, José de la Buena, Guillermo Mansano, Maria Pena, Jesus de la Frasquita, brothers Paco and Juan del Gastor, Luis Peña, and Javier Heredia. To name but a few. Alejandro Molinero An uncompromising dynamo of rhythmic technique and soul, depicting our dilemmas and striving to turn fear into hope. Winner of 1st prize for choreography for Flamenco & Spanish Classical dance at Real Conservatorio. Residencies with Ballet National de Espaňa, Compania de Javier Latorre y Shoj Kojima, Compania de Jean Albert Cartier - 'Europa Dance'. Guest soloist for Compania de Carmen Canteroand Javier Latorre's production 'Amores de Solana'. Partner with Concha Jareňo in Casa Patas in Madrid, also in San Paulo & Olinda, guest choreogragher and teacher for Teal Conservatorio. La Joaquina Founder member, choreographer and director of Flamenco Express. She has worked with Christina Hoyos, Paco Peña and others in Madrid, Tokyo, New York, Montreal, Toronto, Paris and throughout Europe. Recent Collaborations 'Spaces in Between' 2007 with Athina Valha and Candoco. Principle soloist 'Splinter In The Flesh' with the Hellenic National Dance Company at the Athens Megaron "Leading the dancers, La Joaquina, tiny, urgent and intense, explored a vast emotional vocabulary, and juxtaposed vulnerability and tenderness with violence and aggression. Her feet rattle off tempestuous beats, her sinewy arms snake angrily and her taut body is totally driven by her feelings. Wild and untameable, there is certainly no empty prettiness in her dance. - Emma Manning. The Stage Chris Clavo A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen and studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express, with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim. "Two amazing guitar solos from Chris Clavo and Jesus Alvarez made string instruments sing with impossible precision. " Staffordshire Post. Reviews This feisty company delivers the finest in flamenco, plus sizzling soloist La Joaquina Time Out Forget the sterile, regimented flamenco so often served up to tourists: this was the real thing, and to say that it packed a punch is an understatement South Wales Evening Post Delighted the audience, who rewarded them with rapturous applause and encores. - Dance Europe An unforgettable evening. - Anglo Spanish Journal

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


The Diamond Family Archive And Friends

on Fri, 14 Oct 2016 at Southend The Railway Hotel 8:30pm

The Diamond Family Archive visit Southend to bring their unique lo-fi, drone, electronic folk, with support from themselves in collaboration with various friends. Running Order. TEIGNGRACE HALT,: Previously known as The Diamond Family Archive Singers Project, this is a collaboration between Diamond Family Archive and local Southend singers, featuring folk songs with distinctive accompaniment from Pete and Laurenc UFOMYGOD!; An exciting new collaboration between local guitar wizard Leighton Jennings and The Diamond family Archive. Unknown treasures to emerge. THE DIAMOND FAMILY ARCHIVE: The evening ends in fine style with classic material from The Diamond Family Archive. Presented by Library of Aethers and Shangri-La.

{ £4.95 } buy tickets


Janet Russell

on Sat, 15 Oct 2016 at Dungworth The Royal Hotel 7:30pm

7:30 Tune session 8:00 Act 10:00 Singing session www.royaltraditions.co.uk

{ £7.70 } buy tickets


Philip Henry And Hannah Martin

on Sat, 15 Oct 2016 at Alstonefield Village Hall 7:00pm

Winners of 2014's BBC Radio Two Folk Award for Best Duo, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, have come a long way on their journey. In 2009, Phillip, one of the UK's finest slide guitarists and harmonica players, moved into a tent in south Devon. He had just returned from studying Indian classical guitar in Calcutta with world expert Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya. He had his tent, his car, and a five year plan to earn a living through his music. Playing in alt-folk outfit The Roots Union, he met Devonian fiddle-singer Hannah Martin, and the pair instantly recognized a very powerful musical connection. When the band ended, they continued as a duo, playing all over the country, from Glastonbury festival to busking sessions on the seafront at Sidmouth Folk Week. It was during one of these busking stints that they were spotted in an encounter with Steve Knightley (Show Of Hands) that now goes down in folk legend. Recognizing the potential of Henry and Martin's partnership, Knightley invited them to accompany Show Of Hands on a nationwide tour, culminating with a show at the Royal Albert Hall at Easter 2012. Best Duo 2014 BBC Folk Awards This duo has a combination of virtuosity, intensity and charisma that merits a slot on much bigger stages - John L. Walters, The Guardian Eloquent performers a musical success story - Fiona Talkington, BBC Radio 3 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

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Marc O'reilly

on Sat, 15 Oct 2016 at Cardiff Undertone (Under 10 Feet Tall) 7:30pm

Fizzi & Patinamusic present Marc O'Reilly (Full Band) plus support from L'aupaire Saturday 15th October 2016 *Undertone, Cardiff 18+ / 7:30pm / £8adv *Venue change from 10 Feet Tall, original tickets remain valid. Marc O'Reilly 'Spectacular Tallent' - Jamie Cullum (BBC Radio 2) 'A stunning set of tunes' - R2 Magazine With gritty sonic depth, Irish songwriter Marc O'Reilly attacks his muse with a bipolar verve that swings from reflection to sheer riotous joy. Backed by the tightest band in Christendom, rare and beautiful songs slam into wild blues fragments and effortlessly back to clean vocal harmonies. Marc has released two critically acclaimed albums to date, 'Human Herdings'and 'My Friend Marx'and has established himself as one of the most exciting artists within the folk/blues genre gaining comparisons with artists such as John Martyn and Bon Iver. Marc has toured all over Europe including appearances at major festivals like Glastonbury, Electric Picnic, Beautiful Days, Boardmasters, Shambala and Dranouter. He has also played in the US appearingat the Live in the Vineyard Festival in Napa, California. His alter-ego side project with his brother Pierre, the electro-pop duo 'R', recently receieved excellent radio support for their debut single 'Change' from tastemakers such as Steve Lamacq (BBC 6music), Janice Long (BBC Radio 2) and Paul Mcloone (Today FM) and reached Number 1 on the Amazing Radio Chart. As if that wasn't enough to keep him busy, Marc has also provided vocals on 3 tracks for the new album by MOBO winning act Karios 4tet which was recorded at Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios, has received 4 star reviews from Mojo, The Independent and Guardian and has led to the recording of a live BBC Maida Vale session for the Jamie Cullum Show on BBC Radio 2 Marc O'Reilly - 'Human Herdings' Album of the Week' - Dan Hegarty (2fm) 'Utterly brilliant' - Paul McLoone (Today FM) 5***** - Rootstime 4**** - The Irish Times 4**** - Written in Music L'aupaire www.laupaire.com

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Mitchell & Vincent @ Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 15 Oct 2016 at Ascott-under-Wychwood The Swan 7:30pm

Sat 15th October Mitchell & Vincent @ Wychwood Folk Club + Support by Damien Clarke The Swan Inn, Shipton Road, Ascott -u- Wychwood, Oxon, OX7 6AY Tickets £8.00 in advance £10.00 on the door Start 8pm.Doors 7.30pm Contact: Mark/Elaine 01993831427 or 07870563299 wychwoodfolkclub@gmail.com Mitchell & Vincent Playing lively traditional music from the British Isles on Fiddle and Classical Guitar; Mitchell and Vincent mix full on instrumentals alongside their own arrangements of traditional songs. Based in Dorset and Somerset, they have performed all over the South West and beyond playing at a variety of concerts, events and festivals which have included supporting Tim Edey and Kate Rusby along the way. They have been described as playing: 'Distinctive yet fresh traditional folk', musicians who 'tell stories with their melodies', 'A breath of fresh air' and simply 'Flippin' brilliant!'. They were picked out as the Lyme Folk Weekend 2014 highlight of the festival after bringing the 'crowd to tears one moment and to their feet the next'. Damien Clarke Damian's solo concerts are played on the beautiful hammer dulcimer and hurdy gurdy, along with unaccompanied songs that he encourages audiences to sing along to, all passionately delivered. He often performs at community events where he introduces audiences to these rare and delightful instruments. Damian is also known for his performances with the rock-folk band, PRESSGANG which he founded in 1986. Since then he has toured in over 12 countries, made 8 albums, and played everywhere from television to theatres, from festivals to street fairs. www.wychwoodfolkclub.com www.mitchellandvincent.com

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Kris Drever

on Sat, 15 Oct 2016 at Hepworth Village Hall 7:30pm

Kris Drever celebrates his first decade as an acclaimed solo artist and songwriter with a brand new studio album If Wishes Were Horses, released by Reveal Records on March 28th 2016. The album is his first for six years (during which time his band Lau have established themselves as the most widely acclaimed and musically progressive trio in British folk music). Drever's voice and guitar is a part of the backbone of today's contemporary roots and folk scene. Hugely admired as a solo artist, collaborator, and member of folk superstars Lau, he is a phenomenal and prolific artist. Playing with him on this tour will be the renowned guitar genius Ian Carr.

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


The Serpent Gathering - Damh The Bard

on Sat, 15 Oct 2016 at Coreley Memorial Hall 7:00pm

The Serpent Gathering. Deep within Titterstone Clee lies a Serpent. This Gathering honours the Serpent, The Land around us, and the Land of Albion with Music and Storytelling.

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Megson

on Sat, 15 Oct 2016 at Leicester The Guildhall 7:15pm

{ £14.30 } buy tickets


Lisa Mills.

on Sat, 15 Oct 2016 at Howden The Shire Hall 7:30pm

Saturday October 15th see's the arrival at the Shire Hall in Howden of Lisa Mills. Mississippi native, now Alabama resident Lisa Mills could be called a blues singer, or a gospel singer, or a torch singer or an R&B singer, and each label would be accurate. Listeners responded to Lisa's sophisticated, emotional performances by making her 2015 U.K. tour a rousing success marked by sellout or near-packed venues, brisk post-concert CD sales and the inevitable query as to when she would be returning. To the latter the answer is"2016," when the excitement of 2015 will be parlayed into an extended U.K. and European tour, on which bookings are being focused on festivals, concert halls and centres. Lisa has a new album to promote, titled Mama's Juke Book. A special and deeply personal project, Mama's Juke Book will be comprised of songs Lisa found by chance in her late mother's possessions-specifically, in a Dollar Store General spiral notebook in which her mother had handwritten lyrics to 25 of her favourite country tunes, all dating from the early '70s. Her mother, Jan Powell, was a country music devotee who unfortunately passed away in 2012. In addition to her love of music, Jan unconditionally loved her daughter, was her biggest fan and most enthusiastic promoter, and not least of all, was her trusted confidant. In a real sense Mama's Juke Book is a love letter from daughter to mother but it is also a Southern cultural timepiece capturing mainstream country musi c in a transitional period ahead of the emergence of the Outlaw movement in the mid-'70s. Grammy winner Trina Shoemaker, who steered the retooling of I'm Changing, is returning in a producer's role on Mama's Juke Book. Although the content of Mama's Juke Book is drawn from country, Lisa's interpretive artistry takes country for a new spin when chestnuts originally recorded by the likes of Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Buck Owens, Conway Twitty and others are revealed to have hidden pockets of soul and blues when considered from a fresh point of view by a versatile vocalist-similar to what she demonstrates on I'm Changing in finding new avenues of expression on covers of the Rev. Robert Wilkins's "I Wish I Was in Heaven Sitting Down" and Jimi Hendrix's "Little Wing," both of which are remarkable for the way in which her ethereal approach is so completely attuned to the lyrics' spirituality and mystery as to make these songs her own and of a piece with the original material surrounding them. In a summary that is both specific to the album and a telling appraisal of an artist coming into her own, David McGee, writing in the online roots music/cultural journal Deep Roots (www.deeprootsmag.org), praised I'm Changing as" a rare breed, a roots torch album of sweep and depth comparable to classic pop counterparts such as Sinatra' s devastating Gordon Jenkins-arranged No One Cares," and concluded:"(Lisa Mills is) a singer and songwriter of the first rank, uncompromising in the vision and concept of her art." In short, the Lisa Mills story is only beginning. DOGFINGER STEVE may be getting a little 'ho hum' these days about being referred to as 'Driffields answer to Seasick Steve' but such comparisons are affectionate in the face of self penned, stompin' cigar box guitar toons performed with passion and their very own brand of originality. Five years ago Dogfinger was born, stomping out a boutique brand of dirty swamp slide blues music on 3 and 4 string homegrown cigar box guitars and stompboxes. Three CDs and hundreds of gigs down the line, supports with the likes of Chris Helme, Skerryvore, Paul Liddell, many many festival appearances including Freedom, Beverley Blues, Beverley Folk... The Dogfinger army grows and gigs are always seat of the pants swamp fun.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Slim Cessna's Auto Club

on Sat, 15 Oct 2016 at Leek Foxlowe Arts Centre 7:30pm

In September 2016, Slim Cessna's Auto Club is releasing its new album The Commandments According to SCAC. It has been twenty-four years since Slim Cessna parted ways with The Denver Gentlemen, that grand progenitor of the peculiar strain of Gothic Americana unique to the Mile High City, to form Slim Cessna's Auto Club with a group of talented peers. Many bands with a long and successful run like that would stick close to its roots. But rather than rest on well-earned laurels, the Auto Club challenged itself to break with well-worn modes of operating for the new record. Wallace Stenger may have captured the spirit of the west in his 1971 novel Angle of Repose. Jim Thompson surely exposed the lurid underbelly of the Western experience. Cormac McCarthy definitely evoked the conflicted, tortured spirit of small town life on the frontier. William Faulkner and Flannery O'Connor informed all of them with a humor and soulfulness. It is that literary tradition that imbues the harrowing and celebratory sound and riveting stories of Slim Cessna's Auto Club. And for a full twenty years it was largely in that realm of art that the Auto Club reveled and garnered a loyal cult following well beyond the boundaries of The Queen City of the Plains. But no band can be satisfied with treading the same territory that it helped to define forever. The Commandments According to SCAC, will be the first full length album of original material released on the Auto Club's own imprint, SCACUNINCORPORATED. The title evokes the themes of cosmic punishment and redemption that have served the band's songwriting engine so well in the past. But this set of songs sounds more hopeful and expansive, a quality that was always there but this time out the brighter sides of the songwriting are emphasized. Hints of this saw early full-flown expression on 2008's Cipher and Unentitled from 2011. Whatever the true source of this transformation, The Commandments According to SCAC sounds like a band marshalling its creative inspiration to mark out a new chapter of its existence. When you get to see the Auto Club tour following the album's release, you'll get to see an already mighty band reinvigorated by this new spirit as well as by the fire that has long burned in its collective belly.

{ £13.75 } buy tickets


Latin Quarter Live

on Sat, 15 Oct 2016 at London The Bedford 7:45pm

Latin Quarter launch their new studio album 'The Imagination of Thieves.' Doors 7.45 pm Music 8.45 pm

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Police Dog Hogan

on Sat, 15 Oct 2016 at Lyme Regis Marine Theatre 7:30pm

Police Dog Hogan are a high-energy and eclectic eight-piece, combining fiddle, banjo, trumpet, mandolin, drums and guitars with knock-out four-part harmonies in an exuberant and genre-defying fusing of country, pop, folk, and rocking urban bluegrass. The Sunday Times has described them as wonderful, Radio 2 called them a band to watch, the Telegraph has them as one of our favourite new bands, and veteran DJ Johnnie Walker praises their gigs as just a really good time.

{ £16.50 } buy tickets


Bluegrass Blues With Ragged Union

on Sat, 15 Oct 2016 at Brixham Theatre 7:30pm

Bluegrass Blues with Ragged Union A rare chance to see music from the other side of the pond as Ragged Union's hard-driving bluegrass, with a tinge of the traditional and a healthy dose of the blues, is coming to Brixham Theatre as part of their UK 2016 tour. The music from this six-piece Colorado based ensemble, lead by Geoff and Christina Union, is best described by Ron Thomason, of Dry Branch Fire. This IS your grandfather's bluegrass music but not his lyrics or subject matter. These tunes are 'traditional' in their approach and presentation, but the subject matter of the lyrics is wholly modern; dealing with angst, problems, even fixations in both a literal and metaphorical way. And this is the crux: that's entirely different in how bluegrass music has been 'updated'. It is beyond appropriate; it is fresh and innovative while preserving, through their instruments, the things one likes about bluegrass music. There is an intimacy and tightness surrounding the vocals, with award-winning instrumental work, a powerful rhythmic drive, and up-tempo arrangements giving way to the edgy, outsider song writing that has become symptomatic of Ragged Union's style. The instrumental prowess of Ragged Union is evident, whether the band is joining in for a fast tempo on Simple Life, featuring a solid hook and bluesy female vocal, or on a softer, sweeter ballad such as the waltz, Two Tracks Coming, hauntingly sung, spotlighting the lonesome winter imagery so often experienced in the Colorado countryside. They will be featuring songs from their album 'Hard Row to Hoe', featuring upbeat, rhythmically charged originals with a dose of the uncommon, outside the bluegrass box lyrics and modern adaptations of traditional numbers. Band members Christina Union (lead and tenor vocals), Jordan Ramsey (mandolin, vocal), Chris C-Bob Elliot (Banjo), Pat Hoeper (fiddle), and Michael Sivcovich (upright bass), have created a sound that is masterful in the hands of seasoned musicians and with an appeal that is infectious. Ragged Union is a powerful new group that has all the essential elements of a great band top-notch musicians, original material, tight harmonies and blistering instrumentals! Ken Seaman / Mid-Winter Bluegrass Festival Lead vocalists Geoff and Christina Union have surrounded themselves with some of Colorado's finest acoustic musicians on their latest cd Ragged Union "Hard Row To Hoe." The Album is a thick and easy Georgia wind on an August afternoon. Grab a glass of sweet tea, settle back on the front porch swing and enjoy the tunes! Charles R Humphrey III

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Simone Felice

on Sat, 15 Oct 2016 at Salford Kings Arms 7:30pm

Simone Felice is a founding member of internationally acclaimed Catskill Mountain-based artists The Felice Brothers, whose early seminal albums remain some of the most influential works of this century's indie-folk revival. Simone has been widely hailed as one of the most gifted songwriter poets of his generation and has recently co-written and produced Bat For Lashes' critically acclaimed concept album The Bride, as well as the #1 worldwide hit album Cleopatra by The Lumineers. Join him for his One Man Show, premiering new songs as well as classics, in a select handful of intimate setting this autumn. This show takes place at The Kings Arms, one of our favourite small venues in town. It's a great independent theatre and arts hub, which also happens to be one of the best real ale pubs around, and is just a five-minute walk from Deansgate, just down Bridge Street.

{ £18.15 } buy tickets


Meic Stevens

on Sat, 15 Oct 2016 at Cardiff Snails Delicatessen 7:00pm

Gourmet Gig Event

{ £27.50 } buy tickets


Before The Gold Rush @ The Slaughtered Lamb

on Sat, 15 Oct 2016 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

The finest folk and Americana live music night in London.

{ £6.60 } buy tickets


Helter Skelter With Don Kipper

on Sat, 15 Oct 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

Klezmer * Turkish Fasil * Greek Rembetika * Brazilian Samba * Celtic * West African * A Helter Skelter night of all of the above! The ace Don Kipper will be zigzagging through the exotic sounds of Klezmer, Turkish Fasil and Greek Rembetika with bursts of Brazilian Samba, Celtic and West African music... lets dance!

{ £5.50 } buy tickets


Moxie In Bennigan's, Derry.

on Sat, 15 Oct 2016 at Londonderry Bennigans 8:30am

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Roving Crows

on Sat, 15 Oct 2016 at Chinley Community Centre 7:30pm

The award winning Roving Crows are pure musical energy featuring fiery fiddle playing, trumpet, guitar, drums, base and vocals. A Celtic folk/rock band with tight rhythms and great on stage personality. Bar with local real ales, wine, tea and coffee. Disabled access. Music from 8pm

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


The Baghdaddies

on Sat, 15 Oct 2016 at Newcastle Cumberland Arms (Byker) 8:00pm

Fresh from a summer of international festivals the Baghdaddies return to their favourite pub for a local knees up Concessionary price is available on the door with proof, or purchase online and bring proof of NUS, OAP or JSA on the night and get £1 back.

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Mike Farris

on Sat, 15 Oct 2016 at Chichester The Chichester Inn 7:00pm

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Slim Chance

on Sat, 15 Oct 2016 at Brighton Komedia 7:00pm

Ronnie always jokingly claimed that he found the musicians for Slim Chance in the pages of Exchange and Mart. In 2010 Charlie Hart and Steve Simpson trawled the streets of South London and miraculously found three more ex-Slim Chancers who were all keen to sign up again to the quest for Ronnie's musical holy grail. By gigging round the country the line-up has gelled into a fine band and become a powerful entity in its own right. The aim is to create a show which celebrates the range of Ronnie's later music: to take this show to people in village halls and clubs, festivals and theatres at home and abroad; and eventually, joined by numerous friends, to resurrect the Passing Show itself.

{ £16.50 } buy tickets


Kit Holmes

on Sun, 16 Oct 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Steve Tilston

on Sun, 16 Oct 2016 at Hope Old Hall Hotel - tea rooms 7:30pm

The more you listen, the more there is to discover. Bob Harris Steve Tilston is one of our most celebrated songsmiths, widely recognised within the world of folk and contemporary music; the words, arrangements and subtle, quite superb guitar playing could be no one else. The story of Steve's lost letter from John Lennon is the inspiration for Danny Collins, a new film starring Al Pacino. On general release in the UK at the end of May 2015. Steve's brand new CD Truth to Tell is out now. The writer of the classic songs The Slipjigs and Reels, Here's to Tom Paine and The Naked Highwayman, has also turned author. Steve has published his first novel All for Poor Jack full of colourful characters it is an historical tale set in Bristol and the New World. It's a mighty good read and has been enjoyed by the likes of Bob Dylan no less! In 2007 a 5 CD boxed-set was released Reaching Back: the Life and Music of Steve Tilston by Free Reed, the company behind the Richard Thompson anthology. In 2009 his early career was hi-lighted in a book Bristol Folk, the story of Bristol's powerhouse folk & blues scene in the 60s & 70s. His 2011 release The Reckoning garnered 4-star reviews in the Guardian, the Observer and the Scotsman, a guest appearance on Later with Jools Holland and the BBC Four Songwriters' Circle series, plus a Folk Award win: best original song. Followed, in 2013 by the highly acclaimed trio album Happenstance. Steve was also commissioned to write for the Olympics Radio Ballads series and the Harbour of Songs project. Born in Liverpool and raised in the Midlands, Steve made his recording debut in 1971 with the classic An Acoustic Confusion and has been turning out quality albums ever since. Life by Misadventure, And So It Goes, Solo Rubato and Such and Such all featuring first-class song- writing, quintessentially English in style and typically Tilston, marking him out as one of this country's finest writers. Whilst the instrumental Swans at Coole is testament to his guitar virtuosity. Though known as a songwriter, Steve has always had an ear for the tradition and included new interpretations of old favourites on his original recordings. Of Many Hands is his first all-traditional album; with unique arrangements of timeless classics. There's also a best of anthology, The Greening Wind and a live album Live Hemistry recorded on tour with Fairport Convention. Back on song-writing form, he released Ziggurat in 2008 from which A Pretty Penny made it into Acoustic Magazine's top 50 songs. He joined an illustrious band of guitarists including Martin Simpson, Michael Messer and Wizz Jones, when he was invited to contribute to the Guitar Maestro series of DVDs; a combination of live studio performance and interviews, revealing the real passion behind these talented musiciansIf anyone ever deserved the moniker Guitar Maestro, it's Steve Tilston! He's toured with John Renbourn's Ship of Fools, in a stunning partnership with traditional singer Maggie Boyle (producing the classic recordings Of Moor and Mesa and All Under the Sun), as guitarist with Ballet Rambert, with Maartin Allcock and Pete Zorn in WAZ! with Brooks Williams in A Transatlantic Song-Swap and with his daughter Martha, in the charming like father, like daughter show. For recent collaborations he teamed up with Yorkshire alt- country band The Durbervilles and old Bristol pals Keith Warmington and Stuart Gordon as the Steve Tilston Trio. His latest project is Writes and Songs with fellow songwriter Jez Lowe. A celebrated artist in Britain and abroad, winning accolades in Europe, Australia and the USA, others have also recorded his songs. Here's to Tom Paine is the adopted theme song for the Tom Paine Society of America and it's rumoured, has featured in Bruce Springsteen's live set.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Kris Drever

on Sun, 16 Oct 2016 at Leek Foxlowe Arts Centre 7:30pm

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Astrakan Project

on Sun, 16 Oct 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Astrakan Project's music is born somewhere between Brittany (East of France) and Istanbul. From their Celtic homeland, Yann Gourvil (strings, programming and loops) and Simone Alves (vocals) bring in ancient songs and legends, that they then blend with Turkish instruments ('ud, blaglama) they discovered while living in Istanbul. Since their debut in 2009, the duet has been performing its dark neo-folk around Europe and beyond, including a couple of tours in the UK and major festivals like FMM (Sines, Portugal). Simone Alves (vocals) and Yann Gourvil (guitar, 'oud, saz, violin, programming) had already collaborated on various music projects in Brittany (France) when they initiated Astrakan Project while moving to Istanbul in 2009. After a couple of concerts hosting Turkish percussionists, they wanted to experiment the duet formula further and started touring as such. Since then, the duo have been performing their dark neo-folk around Europe and beyond, including a couple of tours in the UK and major festivals like FMM (Sines, Portugal). In June this year, Astrakan Project was featured on the cover of fRoots. Both of their albums have featured in the fRoots Album Choice playlist and received 4 stars from Songlines. While their songs have been described as romantic tragedies in the classic vein, the settings are as reminiscent of Jimmy Page and Robert Plant's 'Unledded' album, or folk supergroup Imagined Village as they are of Turkish or French musical tradition. All the songs are in Breton, a Celtic language from the West of France, close to Welsh (and Cornish), which they both speak. They are now settled in Greek Macedonia (until they go searching for more musical diversions).

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Astrakan Project

on Sun, 16 Oct 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Astrakan Project's music is born somewhere between Brittany (East of France) and Istanbul. From their Celtic homeland, Yann Gourvil (strings, programming and loops) and Simone Alves (vocals) bring in ancient songs and legends, that they then blend with Turkish instruments ('ud, blaglama) they discovered while living in Istanbul. Since their debut in 2009, the duet has been performing its dark neo-folk around Europe and beyond, including a couple of tours in the UK and major festivals like FMM (Sines, Portugal). Simone Alves (vocals) and Yann Gourvil (guitar, 'oud, saz, violin, programming) had already collaborated on various music projects in Brittany (France) when they initiated Astrakan Project while moving to Istanbul in 2009. After a couple of concerts hosting Turkish percussionists, they wanted to experiment the duet formula further and started touring as such. Since then, the duo have been performing their dark neo-folk around Europe and beyond, including a couple of tours in the UK and major festivals like FMM (Sines, Portugal). In June this year, Astrakan Project was featured on the cover of fRoots. Both of their albums have featured in the fRoots Album Choice playlist and received 4 stars from Songlines. While their songs have been described as romantic tragedies in the classic vein, the settings are as reminiscent of Jimmy Page and Robert Plant's 'Unledded' album, or folk supergroup Imagined Village as they are of Turkish or French musical tradition. All the songs are in Breton, a Celtic language from the West of France, close to Welsh (and Cornish), which they both speak. They are now settled in Greek Macedonia (until they go searching for more musical diversions).

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


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

on Sun, 16 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 5:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 5.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 6.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ---------------------------------------------------- Green Note and Blue Monday present... GIRLS TO THE FRONT. A night celebrating women in music by bringing the finest crop of rising female music artists to the forefront. Back by popular demand and after a sold out debut evening earlier this year, MIRI and RoseRed bring you a second installment of artists to showcase, who are currently making waves in the London music scene. Expect a musical feast of folk, americana, acoustic pop and indie music to wet your appetite and fill your heart with joy! Featuring.... DANA IMMANUEL & THE STOLEN BAND Dana Immanuel is a banjo-toting, whiskey-drinking, poker-playing singer-songwriter currently operating from a north London hideout from which emerges a sound more usually associated with the bayou, triple filtered through bourbon, washboard, and a touch of alt-country eccentricity. With the five-piece, all-female Stolen Band, Dana and her all-girl Stolen Band have been getting feet stomping across the UK folk, blues, Americana and rock scenes. Dana's music reflects her eclectic influences, from Alice Cooper to Hank Williams, routed via the bluegrass turnpike around the township of alt-country. She is at home in the high-stakes casinos of Monte Carlo as in the basement bars of London, Paris and Amsterdam, and her live show with the Stolen Band is not to be missed. Her new album, Come With Me, recorded live-ish with the Stolen Band and released on August 5 2016, showcases the unique blues-cum-bluegrass-cum-Americana-cum-rock sound of their live sound. http://www.danaimmanuel.com/ EYES FOR GERTRUDE Eyes For Gertrude are a British female duo who write full-hearted, unforgettable songs about real things. Piano pulsed, accordion tinged, guitar swooned songs are shaped around captivating observations of the everyday. Infused in their striking sound is a combination of musical influences, focusing on the balance between evocative and haunting harmonies, whilst always maintaining a skewed pop sensibility. Eyes for Gertrude present an energetic live show that is deftly entertaining, whilst at the same time, raw and authentic. The sound can switch between melancholy and humour, without seeming juxtaposed, and the pair exude a singular onstage charm. The long awaited album Residential Bliss is out now and available from this website and itunes. http://www.eyesforgertrude.com/ I AM AMITY Wolverhampton-born drummer and Brighton-brewed multi-instrumentalist AMiTY has been spreading her multi tasking style of performing since 2005. Her unique take on being a DIY solo artist showcases her simultaneously play guitar and percussion with honest vocals and autobiographical lyrics to accompany. From successfully touring the UK and Ireland, talk of this "one woman band" has taken AMiTY and her array of instruments to perform at festivals internationally. Through word of mouth and no plugger AMiTY's popular track, 'Bedpost' received airplay on BBC Radio Six, BBC London & Amazing Radio as well as other local BBC and commercial stations. http://www.iamamity.com/ ROXANNE DE BASTION Roxanne de Bastion is a Singer / Songwriter born and raised in Berlin, who grew up listening to the Beatles and learnt guitar while dreaming of writing and performing her own songs one day. Once she finished school she decided it was time to move into her own life of music and in 2007 packed a bag, her guitar and flew to London with a one-way ticket. Since then she has been playing her songs across the country and paving her own musical path, and spends most of her time on trains across the UK playing in as many different nooks and crannies as possible. Roxanne recorded her first album in April 2013 which she released on her own label 'Nomad Songs'. http://www.roxannedebastion.com/ ROSERED & THE BUTTERFLIES RoseRed And The Butterflies, aka Lydia Nicolaides is a prolific singer/songwriter from north London Enfield, with a DIY ethos. She pens catchy lyrics and silver tongued melodies that tell stories in a refreshing and original way. With a mixture of realism, fun, quirkiness and sadness, RoseRed's music can move effortlessly from lightness into dark, and her style crosses a variety of genres, from Folk to Rock; from Country to Reggae. 'Imagine Mary Poppins on acid' playing the guitar and dancing like a pixie. RoseRed released her debut album 'Just A Glimmer' in 2010 an album which she wrote, recorded, produced and funded herself, and which got voted and won the Fatea Magazine debut album of the year 2010 Award. She has had two of her songs feature in two British Independent Films 'Jesus Versus The Messiah' and 'Chinese Burns'. She is currently finishing the recording of her second album. www.roseredmusic.com MIRI Described as the love child of Sting and Edith Piaf, British singer-songwriter MIRI blends heart and grit, distilled through a smooth, melodic pop filter. Three of MIRI's songs are featured in the film Fear Of Water which screened at the International Women's Film Festival in LA whilst her track "Broken City" has received radio airplay on BBC London. MIRI regularly performs around the UK & Europe. Past live shows include 100 Club for The Official Bob Marley Birthday Celebration, Natty's Vibes & Pressure at Passing Clouds, and supporting American folk artist Laura Veirs at Bush Hall. Her European travels have led her to perform at L Fest Del Mar in Spain, and Sofar Sounds in Amsterdam. MIRI's new release 'Sound Vibrations' is her 3rd EP, blending distinctive soft, smoky and gritty tones with thought provoking heartfelt lyrics; pop songs that speak fluent indie. 'Electric Vibes' has received BBC 6 Radio airplay on Tom Robinson's Fresh On The Net mixtape show, whilst 'The Plight' has been making waves on the underground. www.miriofficial.com

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


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

on Sun, 16 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 5:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 5.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 6.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ---------------------------------------------------- Green Note and Blue Monday present... GIRLS TO THE FRONT. A night celebrating women in music by bringing the finest crop of rising female music artists to the forefront. Back by popular demand and after a sold out debut evening earlier this year, MIRI and RoseRed bring you a second installment of artists to showcase, who are currently making waves in the London music scene. Expect a musical feast of folk, americana, acoustic pop and indie music to wet your appetite and fill your heart with joy! Featuring.... DANA IMMANUEL & THE STOLEN BAND Dana Immanuel is a banjo-toting, whiskey-drinking, poker-playing singer-songwriter currently operating from a north London hideout from which emerges a sound more usually associated with the bayou, triple filtered through bourbon, washboard, and a touch of alt-country eccentricity. With the five-piece, all-female Stolen Band, Dana and her all-girl Stolen Band have been getting feet stomping across the UK folk, blues, Americana and rock scenes. Dana's music reflects her eclectic influences, from Alice Cooper to Hank Williams, routed via the bluegrass turnpike around the township of alt-country. She is at home in the high-stakes casinos of Monte Carlo as in the basement bars of London, Paris and Amsterdam, and her live show with the Stolen Band is not to be missed. Her new album, Come With Me, recorded live-ish with the Stolen Band and released on August 5 2016, showcases the unique blues-cum-bluegrass-cum-Americana-cum-rock sound of their live sound. http://www.danaimmanuel.com/ EYES FOR GERTRUDE Eyes For Gertrude are a British female duo who write full-hearted, unforgettable songs about real things. Piano pulsed, accordion tinged, guitar swooned songs are shaped around captivating observations of the everyday. Infused in their striking sound is a combination of musical influences, focusing on the balance between evocative and haunting harmonies, whilst always maintaining a skewed pop sensibility. Eyes for Gertrude present an energetic live show that is deftly entertaining, whilst at the same time, raw and authentic. The sound can switch between melancholy and humour, without seeming juxtaposed, and the pair exude a singular onstage charm. The long awaited album Residential Bliss is out now and available from this website and itunes. http://www.eyesforgertrude.com/ I AM AMITY Wolverhampton-born drummer and Brighton-brewed multi-instrumentalist AMiTY has been spreading her multi tasking style of performing since 2005. Her unique take on being a DIY solo artist showcases her simultaneously play guitar and percussion with honest vocals and autobiographical lyrics to accompany. From successfully touring the UK and Ireland, talk of this "one woman band" has taken AMiTY and her array of instruments to perform at festivals internationally. Through word of mouth and no plugger AMiTY's popular track, 'Bedpost' received airplay on BBC Radio Six, BBC London & Amazing Radio as well as other local BBC and commercial stations. http://www.iamamity.com/ ROXANNE DE BASTION Roxanne de Bastion is a Singer / Songwriter born and raised in Berlin, who grew up listening to the Beatles and learnt guitar while dreaming of writing and performing her own songs one day. Once she finished school she decided it was time to move into her own life of music and in 2007 packed a bag, her guitar and flew to London with a one-way ticket. Since then she has been playing her songs across the country and paving her own musical path, and spends most of her time on trains across the UK playing in as many different nooks and crannies as possible. Roxanne recorded her first album in April 2013 which she released on her own label 'Nomad Songs'. http://www.roxannedebastion.com/ ROSERED & THE BUTTERFLIES RoseRed And The Butterflies, aka Lydia Nicolaides is a prolific singer/songwriter from north London Enfield, with a DIY ethos. She pens catchy lyrics and silver tongued melodies that tell stories in a refreshing and original way. With a mixture of realism, fun, quirkiness and sadness, RoseRed's music can move effortlessly from lightness into dark, and her style crosses a variety of genres, from Folk to Rock; from Country to Reggae. 'Imagine Mary Poppins on acid' playing the guitar and dancing like a pixie. RoseRed released her debut album 'Just A Glimmer' in 2010 an album which she wrote, recorded, produced and funded herself, and which got voted and won the Fatea Magazine debut album of the year 2010 Award. She has had two of her songs feature in two British Independent Films 'Jesus Versus The Messiah' and 'Chinese Burns'. She is currently finishing the recording of her second album. www.roseredmusic.com MIRI Described as the love child of Sting and Edith Piaf, British singer-songwriter MIRI blends heart and grit, distilled through a smooth, melodic pop filter. Three of MIRI's songs are featured in the film Fear Of Water which screened at the International Women's Film Festival in LA whilst her track "Broken City" has received radio airplay on BBC London. MIRI regularly performs around the UK & Europe. Past live shows include 100 Club for The Official Bob Marley Birthday Celebration, Natty's Vibes & Pressure at Passing Clouds, and supporting American folk artist Laura Veirs at Bush Hall. Her European travels have led her to perform at L Fest Del Mar in Spain, and Sofar Sounds in Amsterdam. MIRI's new release 'Sound Vibrations' is her 3rd EP, blending distinctive soft, smoky and gritty tones with thought provoking heartfelt lyrics; pop songs that speak fluent indie. 'Electric Vibes' has received BBC 6 Radio airplay on Tom Robinson's Fresh On The Net mixtape show, whilst 'The Plight' has been making waves on the underground. www.miriofficial.com

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Sara Grey And Kieron Means (usa)

on Sun, 16 Oct 2016 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

Mother and son -guitar, banjo and vocals. 'the old songs' blues, tales and banter.

{ £6.60 } buy tickets


Andy Irvine At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 16 Oct 2016 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

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

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Dancing Bear Presents: The Rheingans Sisters, Bbc Folk Award Winners 2016

on Sun, 16 Oct 2016 at Sheffield The Shakespeare 5:00pm

The Dancing Bear presents The Rheingans Sisters! Workshop | Concert The Rheingans Sisters' second album Already Home was one of the most talked about folk albums of last year, with rave reviews across the national and folk and world music press. The Independent called it 'superb' while fRoots hailed it 'quite simply extraordinary' and Songlines awarded a 'magnificent album' an unusual 5 stars and the coveted 'top of the world' title. The phenomenal response to The Rheingans Sisters' latest album rightly earned them no less than two nominations at the most prestigious event in the folk music industry's calendar, the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, which took place at the Royal Albert Hall in April 2016. As well as their nomination in the 'Horizon' category for Best Newcomer, their song 'Mackerel', from the album Already Home, won the very prestigious award for Best Original Track, rarely awarded to artists so early in their career. Anna and Rowan Rheingans will be celebrating the resounding success of Already Home and their ever growing reputation as two of the most inventive musicians on the folk scene with a busy summer of performances at some of England's best loved festivals and then a week of gigs in October. They're both incredibly busy musicians, both involved in various projects and bands, so catch them while you can! Please note - timings might change slightly... 5pm - 6pm Dance workshop: an introduction to some southern French specialities with Anna Concert 8pm: in two halves, The Rheingans Sisters Afterwards: social dance.

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Dancing Bear Presents: The Rheingans Sisters, Bbc Folk Award Winners 2016

on Sun, 16 Oct 2016 at Sheffield The Shakespeare 5:00pm

The Dancing Bear presents The Rheingans Sisters! Workshop | Concert The Rheingans Sisters' second album Already Home was one of the most talked about folk albums of last year, with rave reviews across the national and folk and world music press. The Independent called it 'superb' while fRoots hailed it 'quite simply extraordinary' and Songlines awarded a 'magnificent album' an unusual 5 stars and the coveted 'top of the world' title. The phenomenal response to The Rheingans Sisters' latest album rightly earned them no less than two nominations at the most prestigious event in the folk music industry's calendar, the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, which took place at the Royal Albert Hall in April 2016. As well as their nomination in the 'Horizon' category for Best Newcomer, their song 'Mackerel', from the album Already Home, won the very prestigious award for Best Original Track, rarely awarded to artists so early in their career. Anna and Rowan Rheingans will be celebrating the resounding success of Already Home and their ever growing reputation as two of the most inventive musicians on the folk scene with a busy summer of performances at some of England's best loved festivals and then a week of gigs in October. They're both incredibly busy musicians, both involved in various projects and bands, so catch them while you can! Please note - timings might change slightly... 5pm - 6pm Dance workshop: an introduction to some southern French specialities with Anna Concert 8pm: in two halves, The Rheingans Sisters Afterwards: social dance.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Danni Nicholls, Support: Ma Polaine's Great Decline

on Sun, 16 Oct 2016 at Kingston Upon Thames Ram Jam Club 7:30pm

From a young age, Danni Nicholls was soaking up American folk, country and rock n roll music from her Grandmother's record collection in her small home town of Bedford, UK. When she inherited her Uncle Heathcliff's 1963 Burns London Shortscale Jazz guitar (rumoured to have belonged to Billy Fury!) aged 16, all those influences came pouring back out in the form of her own original material and has been flowing ever since. Danni met bassist/producer Chris Donohue (The Civil Wars, Elvis Costello, Robert Plant) in London in 2011 through a mutual friend whilst Chris was in the UK playing bass with Emmylou Harris as one of her Red Dirt Boys. The pair have now made two critically acclaimed albums together with some of Nashville's finest musicians featuring on the tracks. Debut 'A Little Redemption' was released July 2013 on Transmission Recordings and new album Mockingbird Lane was self-released in October 2015. Credits on the albums include the legendary Al Perkins on Dobro (Bob Dylan, Gram Parsons, The Rolling Stones) Steve Fishell on Pedal Steel (Willie Nelson, Linda Ronstadt) and Will Kimbrough (Jimmy Buffett, John Prine) "My time in Music City working with these great, great musicians was a hugely inspirational and surreal experience. It forced me to raise my game and push my boundaries. I've come away with two albums which I'm immensely proud of" Armed with her trusty, 'weathered and worn' Tanglewood guitar, Danni has been touring relentlessly far and wide, honing her craft and wooing audiences. A vibrant, spell-binding performer, she has been invited to support many artists such as Todd Snider, Jolie Holland, Kim Richey, Jim Lauderdale, Angus and Julia Stone, Bobby Bare Jr, Otis Gibbs, Mark Olsen, Nell Bryden, Tift Merrit and Diana Jones. With performances guaranteed to melt your heart into the soles of your cowboy boots, her passionate delivery, captivating velvet voice and charmingly engaging between-song banter compel you to fall under her spell. Smoky soul, folk-pop and heart-wrenching alt-country, all in a rich voice - Q Magazine Sumptuous...a warm wry line in confessional songwriting - UNCUT One in a million... Maverick Music Magazine Just Terrific - Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 http://danninicholls.com/ Live video: https://youtu.be/uRtM971hFFk Support: Ma Polaine's Great Decline Described as "like a young Billie Holiday gate-crashing a Tom Waits Swordfishtrombones recording session", blues and roots duo Ma Polaine's Great Decline have a growing reputation as an unique and hard to pigeon hole act. Building on 2015's nomination as an emerging artist in the British Blues Awards, winning a Reveal Records emerging act competition, an international song-writing semi-final spot for Suffer It Well from 2013 EP of the same name, 2016 sees the release of Small Town Talk EP. https://youtu.be/i0FX_rlYswU http://www.mapolainesgreatdecline.com/ Roots Music Report "5 stars", "it's the singer's compelling and never overplayed delivery, however, that gives this set its sustained, just-under-the surface intensity". Blues And Soul Magazine "8/10", "Crying out to be used on sound tracks. A very cinematic sound.. The icing on the cake is their vocalist. Stunning singer Beth Packer is someone to get to know". Northern Sky Magazine: "4/5", "an utterly compelling soundscape", "sounds like a young Billie Holiday gate-crashing a Tom Waits Swordfishtrombones recording session". Liverpool Sound And Vision: "9.5/10", "like some new wonderful step in evolution, an album of great warmth and heroic concealment", "the most complete and uniquely enjoyable of the year so far".

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Lazy Sunday Afternoon With Mr Love & Justice And Friends

on Sun, 16 Oct 2016 at Swindon Savernake Street Community Hall 2:30pm

A chilled afternoon of live original acoustic folk/roots/pop music in Savernake Street Hall, Swindon with host performers Mr Love & Justice joined by their guests Ethemia and Onyx. Doors: 2.30pm Show Time: 3-5pm

{ £6.00 } buy tickets


Urbankelt Presents Rackhouse Pilfer - London

on Sun, 16 Oct 2016 at London The Water Rats::; 7:00pm

RACKHOUSE PILFER from Co Sligo, Ireland. The 6 piece Americana/bluegrass band's rise has been unstoppable. Formed by a fireside session in McGarrigles bar in Sligo, the band have developed their own energetic live sound & have received rave reviews for their original songs. Currently they are working towards album #3 & touring Ireland, UK & Europe. Find out more @ www.rackhousepilfer.com "Beer Flinging Banjo Rock" - ShortList, (the UK's leading Mens Magazine) Stellar Roots Outfit, Superb original songs and a brilliant shit-kicking live band." - Hotpress Magazine The 6-piece Pilfers aren't short of energy, they can play up a storm" - Irish Times "9/10, Love and Havoc is an excellent, almost flawless album with a set of fantastic songs, great singing and outstanding musicianship" - Maverick (UK #1 Indep. Country Music Mag).

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Faustus Autumn Tour

on Mon, 17 Oct 2016 at Sheffield Yello Arch Studios 8:00pm

{ £14.30 } buy tickets


Faustus Autumn Tour

on Mon, 17 Oct 2016 at Sheffield Yello Arch Studios 8:00pm

{ £12.10 } buy tickets


Ange Hardy And Lukas Drinkwater

on Mon, 17 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

Ange Hardy & Lukas Drinkwater are two of this generations most in-demand performers. Ange has racked up countless awards for her song writing and live performances, including a nomination at the 2015 BBC Ra­­dio 2 Folk Awards and three consecutive FATEA Magazine award wins: Female Vocalist of the Year (2013) , Album of the Year (2014) and The Tradition Award (2015). Ange's last two studio albums - both featuring Lukas Drinkwater on double bass and backing vocals - appeared in The Telegraph's Best Folk Albums lists for 2014 and 2015. Lukas brings a fresh angle and bolder sound to many of Ange's songs, as well as allowing her to perform a number of songs from her albums that Ange hasn't regularly performed as a solo artist. Ange and Lukas are currently writing new material for their 2016 studio album Findings. Their new songs draw heavily from the folk tradition and broadly focus on the themes of family, migration and local trades. "Findings" are the parts used to join jewellery components together to create something beautiful; this new album is about bringing together two musicians to create something even greater than the sum of their parts. Folk broadcaster Mike Harding referred to Ange as one of the most interesting, powerful and talented singers and songwriters to come out of recent years and her 2016 gigs with Lukas Drinkwater will serve to cement their position as two of this generations greatest performers.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Eduardo Niebla

on Mon, 17 Oct 2016 at Chidham Hambrook Village Hall 7:30pm

Licensed bar, unreserved seating.

{ £15.40 } buy tickets


Jess Morgan & The Light Band

on Mon, 17 Oct 2016 at Brighton The Greys 8:30pm

terrace cred. presents: from Devon, on a short tour introducing her new album ' with her recording musicians Jose McGill (bass, vocals) and Noel Dashwood (dobro,vocals.). Jess Morgan is a songwriter's songwriter. Constantly touring, constantly writing, constantly striving to do better, to be better. Inspired by storytelling songwriters like Nancy Griffith, the playfulness of Devon Sproule and upfront British voices like Billy Bragg, expect a tumbler of unfancified roots music with heart, with passion, with gusto. Over the past few years Jess has been making a noise in the UK and further afield with a string of albums comprised of acutely observed, beautifully delivered country-folk ballads; song about travel, about people, about history, about love, about whatever the song needs. The songs are intimate, but not in that earnest, quiet way. There's fire in Jess' voice, the way it soars between notes like a bird in flight. It's intimate, but it's end of the night, lock-in at the bar, let's get the nice whiskey out, intimate. something truly special. Folk Radio UK 'making waves and turning heads' R2 Magazine

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Kris Drever

on Tue, 18 Oct 2016 at London St John on Bethnal Green 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7:30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.15pm. ------------------------------------------- To simply call KRIS DREVER 'a folksinger' would be like saying that LAU, the acclaimed band in which he also sings and plays, is 'a Scottish folk trio'. Both true descriptions but reductive ones that only hint at the progressive joys contained in the music of each. Kris Drever launches into 2016 with a brand new studio album If Wishes Were Horses (Reveal Records) and a supporting tour (see over the page for details of the latter). With it he celebrates his first decade as an acclaimed solo artist and songwriter. The new album is his first for six years (during which time his band Lau have established themselves as the most widely acclaimed and musically progressive trio in British folk music). If Wishes Were Horses is a collection of semi-biographical songs covering the universal, and not so universal, themes of education, politics, sex, love, ennui, self-employment, social migration and Shetland. Drever's recent outpouring of songs stems from a move back to the Northern Isles, Shetland this time rather than his native Orkney and the discovery of new lyrical voices to describe his life, times and wild new surroundings. Helping Kris to realise this album are the renowned guitar genius Ian Carr, ace bassist Euan Burton and Admiral Fallow frontman Louis Abbott on drums and vocals. Drever's voice and guitar now form a part of the backbone of today's contemporary roots and folk scene. Hugely admired as a solo artist, collaborator, and member of folk superstars Lau, he is a phenomenal and prolific artist. Drever has already played alongside Jack Bruce, Bela Fleck, Tinariwen, Joan As Police Woman, Jerry Douglas, Danny Thompson, Tim O'Brien, Sarah Jarosz, Shawn Colvin, Phil Cunningham, Rosanne Cash, Roddy Woomble, Eddi Reader, Adem, Kate Rusby, Julie Fowlis, Karine Polwart and many more.

{ £15.40 } buy tickets


Harpeth Rising

on Tue, 18 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Chamberfolk: Three classically trained musicians playing original music, as intricately arranged as a string quartet, lyrically rooted in the singer/songwriter tradition, and wrapped in three-part vocal harmonies reminiscent of both Appalachia and Medieval Europe. Building from the tonal depth of the cello (or is it a bass?), layer in the shimmering sounds of a violin and the strikingly natural addition of banjo to create a sound at once familiar and impossible to categorize. Unapologetic genre-benders, Harpeth Rising fuses Folk, Newgrass, Rock and Classical into something organically unique.

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Lynched

on Tue, 18 Oct 2016 at Salisbury The Chapel 7:30pm

Dublin's finest play Salisbury for a night of rousing songs and the finest harmonies. This gig is a fundraiser for Salisbury Hospice who get £2.50 from each ticket.

{ £13.75 } buy tickets


Faustus

on Tue, 18 Oct 2016 at Croydon The Oval Tavern 7:30pm

New album launch tour! Nominated in the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, the Faustus triumvirate are three of the leading lights of their generation: Saul Rose (Waterson:Carthy, Whapweazel), Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Bellowhead) and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar's Feast). They have a plethora of experience between them, brought together here in a virtuosic display of musicianship and testosterone. Rooted deeply in the English tradition, in 2007 they received a 75th Anniversary Award from the English Folk Dance and Song Society.

{ £10.00 } buy tickets


100 Club Tuesday Blues Presents Eugene Hideaway Bridges + Giles Robson

on Tue, 18 Oct 2016 at London 100 Club 7:15pm

TUESDAY BLUES 'bonus gig' Born in 1963 in New Orleans and raised in Amite, Louisiana, the son of Otheneil Bridges Sr, also known as blues guitarist Hideaway Slim, Eugene is the fourth child of five. His mother was from the Bullock family (the same as Anna Mae Bullock better known as Tina Turner) and Eugene claims he got his guitar skills from the Bridges side and his voice from the Bullocks. At five he was already playing with his father around Louisiana; with his brothers as The Bridges Brothers he sang gospel and was the musician of his church touring with the Pastor, Elder AA Edwards. Nearly five decades later, with a great deal to shout about in-between, Eugene is a nomadic musician living his life on the road. His home is wherever the next performance takes him, and every year this is from America through Europe, to Australia with many other stops in between. www.solidentertainments.com/100club

{ £15.40 } buy tickets


Scott Fagan

on Tue, 18 Oct 2016 at London Cafe Oto 8:00pm

{ £17.60 } buy tickets


Mike Farris Plus Special Guests

on Tue, 18 Oct 2016 at London The Lexington 12:00pm

Free lunchtime show case for the Grammy Award winning Mike Farris

{ £0.00 } buy tickets


Soundmoves

on Tue, 18 Oct 2016 at London Vortex 8:00pm

Innovative new music, rich choreography, and dynamic improvisation. SoundMoves brings together musicians and dancers from Jazz, Flamenco, Tap Dance, and Classical Indian music to explore rhythm as a way to understand each other, our environment and ourselves. Guitarist Giuliano Modarelli and pianist Al MacSween bring their innovative approach to jazz and world music joined by internationally renowned tabla player Rishii Chowdhury and experimental percussionist John Habron. Enjoy Tap Dance from Hoofer Jess Murray, Flamenco from Madrid's Jesús Olmedo and Street-Fusion-Jazz-Dance from legend of the underground London Jazz club scene Perry Louis.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Ragged Union Bluegrass Band

on Wed, 19 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Ragged Union's hard-driving bluegrass, with a tinge of the traditional and a healthy dose of the blues, has become a favorite for quite a few music lovers since their inception a few years ago. With an intimacy and tightness surrounding the vocals, award-winning instrumental work, a powerful rhythmic drive, and up tempo arrangements giving way to their edgy, outsider songwriting, the band creates an infectious sound that is masterful in the hands of seasoned musicians. Audiences all across America are responding. The 'Ragged Union Trio' (Geoff and Christina Union, along with mandolin super-picker Jordan Ramsey) toured England in 2014, performing several concert dates including the Lancaster Music Festival. This year, they are excited to bring the entire lineup, including brilliant fiddler, Justin Hoffenberg, innovative banjoist, Chris Elliott, and rock-solid bassist, Matt Mefford, for a full and unforgettable dose of Ragged Union Bluegrass! http://raggedunionbluegrass.com

{ £12.10 } buy tickets


Belinda O'hooley & Heidi Tiddow

on Wed, 19 Oct 2016 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Firefly Burning

on Wed, 19 Oct 2016 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

Firefly Burning are Bea Hankey (vocals), Jack Ross (guitar, percussion), John Barber (piano, synthesiser, gamelan & percussion), Sam Glazer (cello) and James Redwood (violin). Following a successful tour of the UK in 2015 to promote their latest album Skeleton Hill, the acclaimed Firefly Burning return for a short run of UK dates in September/October 2016 including an exclusive London performance at Kings Place. Encompassing strings, piano, synthesiser, electric guitar, gamelan and close vocal harmonies, Firefly Burning's impressionistic music electrifies audiences with its quiet intimacy and cinematic climaxes. Their songs draw on avant-folk, experimental pop, classical minimalism and Javanese Gamelan to 'paint sound pictures and take the audience in myriad directions at will' (For Folks Sake). The recent release of their second album Skeleton Hill garnered critical success for it's rich and original sonic tapestry. Borne out of a two year collaboration with producer Tim Friese-Greene (Talk Talk) the album unites Firefly Burning's adventurous poetic spirit with a direct pop sensibility, evoking sounds of Sufjan Stevens, Steve Reich and Kate Bush and echoing William Byrd and The Beach Boys.

{ £12.50 } buy tickets


Tom Brosseau

on Wed, 19 Oct 2016 at Salford The Eagle Inn 7:30pm

Tom Brosseau is a North Dakota-born, LA-based songwriter and singer who learned to play acoustic guitar from his grandmother. He has toured Japan, Canada, Portugal, Iceland, Australia; performed in bars, backyards, grand halls, subways, theatres, old folks homes; exchanged songs and poetry with many talented folks, including Susan Orlean, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Patrick Marber, Bonnie Raitt and the late Sam Hinton. Brosseau also sings and plays guitar with Becky Stark and John C. Reilly in John Reilly & Friends. Tom Brosseau on his background: 'I grew up with music in the church, in the school, music at home. I learned a lot of hymnal and folk songs, both traditional and contemporary, and since I was influenced by what my grandparents listened to, in a sense I studied the singers and songwriters of the great American songbook.' Not long after Brosseau moved to Los Angeles in 2003, he began performing at the renowned club, Largo, where he met Sara and Sean Watkins. Sean Watkins recorded Brosseau's much-praised 2014 release, Grass Punks, and has also recorded forthcoming album North Dakota Impressions. John Parish (PJ Harvey) produced the other album of the trilogy, Brosseau's 2015 album,Perfect Abandon. Tom and a three-piece band recorded the album at The Cube theatre in Bristol, using only a single mic. Produced by Sean Watkins in Silverlake and Highland Park, Los Angeles, North Dakota Impressions is released on 16 September 2016 via Crossbill Records. 'North Dakota troubadour brings stark, trembling beauty to folky acoustic pop. The world is better for it' MOJO

{ £9.35 } buy tickets


Dreaming Spires & Austin Lucas

on Wed, 19 Oct 2016 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds 7:30pm

Austin Lucas returns to Europe for the second time in 2016, celebrating the release of the acclaimed 'Between The Moon & The Midwest' album. slot in what looks to outsiders like a narrow gap between Sturgill Simpson's cosmic choogle and the harder rock of Jason Isbell, but in country terms that's a canyon and it belongs to Austin Lucas" (Q Magazine) Austin will be playing a full band show with The Dreaming Spires backing him. It has been a busy time for Oxford's finest who have been on the road touring hard including a trip to the USA to play the Americana Awards in Nashville and an appearance on BBC's The Andrew Marr Show. They've also just released the mini-LP Paisley Overground, a knowing nod towards their musical influences, but also a step forward into a new-fangled jangle! Three of The Dreaming Spires songs were recorded at the legendary Ardent Studios in Memphis, home of the equally-legendary Big Star! NOTE: this is a MAINLY STANDING show at THE HARE & HOUNDS, York Road, Kings Heath.

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Daviid & Special Guests

on Wed, 19 Oct 2016 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

'Beautiful...feel the hairs on your neck stand on end...Jeff Buckley meets Nick Drake' (BBC Introducing). 'Simply brilliant' (The University paper). 'A Nick Drake for the 21st Century' (Newcastle Chronicle). These are just some of the recent plaudits used to describe the music of Daviid aka David Smith, a unique singer­songwriter with a 4 octave range, who draws upon some of the world's most admired acoustic artists for inspiration, yet creates a sound that is all his own. David's guitar style references the aforementioned Nick Drake with nods to other great guitarists such as Bert Jansch and John Martyn, with a playing style that is at once folksy, yet also urbane and sophisticated. David has an impressive ability on the guitar, creating spellbinding intricate patterns using a variety of complex tunings. Vocally David's unique tone and soaring ability to work in multiple registers is already drawing comparisons to classic performers such as Jeff Buckley; singing on unusual, unexpected beats, and creating a wonderful, floating, atmospheric feel, a voice that is paradoxically fragile yet assured. David's often haunting songs are a mélange of genres, taking in folk, pop, soul and even funk, and are reminiscent of classic songwriters such as Carole King and James Taylor ­ yet fusing the feel of Chic at times with nods to classic artists from every decade. David draws upon a diverse musical palette and will take us on a fascinating sonic journey. Northumberland raised and now Bath based (he is currently studying music at Bath Spa University), David has already won both awards and critical acclaim for his evocative and highly emotive music. Bath's musicians have enjoyed considerable success in recent years (Gabrielle Aplin, Laura Doggett, Lily Ava), and David is set to become our next breakout artist. Indeed, Chapel's sound engineer Ed Norman, (who has previously worked with Gabrielle, Laura & Lily) had this to say: 'David's music is simply phenomenal. In my job I am privileged to work alongside many highly talented musicians who have established themselves as some of the country's most successful artists, and I can honestly say that David shows every bit the star quality found in those musicians, which when you consider how relatively new he is (David is just 21), is even more impressive. I have always considered song writing to be just as important as a musician's sound and performance ability, and I am pleased to say that he already has a catalogue of songs which in my humble opinion are destined to do great things for him. If you are a fan of artists such as Ben Howard, or indeed of the Chapel's programme of acoustic music in general, then you should definitely enjoy this'. Jan Cottington, the manager of Chapel Arts Centre, is also a fan of David's music: 'For such an unassuming young man, I really didn't expect such powerful music; his vocals are beautiful, soaring and melodic, and his song writing is simply on another level'. Also on the bill are a selection of guest performers including new Bath sensation Isobel Holly, with whom which David is writing an EP of songs, and David's band Hybern, performing a one off stripped­back acoustic set especially for the Chapel Arts Centre. As well as David, the band also features the extraordinary new talents, cellist/pianist Doug Evans, guitarist Patrick Watt and drummer Joseph Fowkes. Hybern play a mesmerising set of hook laden, harmony driven songs that hold the potential to become future classics. The band is a collaboration of 4 very different and talented musical minds, writing collectively with a combined passion that unites ideas and crafts music that is both refreshingly new and deeply accomplished. Deeply personal and moving, ethereal and uplifting, melodic and lyrically rich these are the acoustic songs that will slow down time. Join us for an enchanting evening at the Chapel Arts Centre, and you may just discover an enduring musical love.

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


The Blueswater

on Wed, 19 Oct 2016 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:00pm

Scottish blues band that straddle a fine line between artistic and traditional blues, presenting their show in a unique and ambitious way. Show starts 8pm

{ £16.50 } buy tickets


Andy Irvine.

on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8:00pm

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Martin Carthy @ The Hungry Horse Folk Club, Cheshire

on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 at Ellesmere Port The Whitby Club 7:15pm

Traditional folk singing lovers need no introduction to Martin who is an icon on the folk scene having for many years been a member of his family band The Watersons and more recently - Waterson/Carthy. He is a renowned solo performer of traditional songs in a very distinctive style, accompanying himself on his Martin 000-18 acoustic guitar; his style is marked by the use of alternative tunings (notably CGCDGA), and a strongly percussive picking style that emphasises the melody. Martin is sure to attract a goodly audience in numbers so please book early.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Harpeth Rising

on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Harpeth Rising are named after a small but powerful river in Tennessee and comprise Jordana Greenberg (violin & vocals) Michelle Younger (banjo, guitar & vocals) and Maria Di Meglio (cello & vocals). They are three classically trained musicians playing chamberfolk (folk newgrass, rock and classical), as intricately arranged as a string quartet. Their vocal harmonies run the gamut from traditional Bluegrass to Gregorian organum. See http://www.harpethrising.com/ - Doors open 7.30 for an 8pm start

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Harpeth Rising

on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Harpeth Rising are named after a small but powerful river in Tennessee and comprise Jordana Greenberg (violin & vocals) Michelle Younger (banjo, guitar & vocals) and Maria Di Meglio (cello & vocals). They are three classically trained musicians playing chamberfolk (folk newgrass, rock and classical), as intricately arranged as a string quartet. Their vocal harmonies run the gamut from traditional Bluegrass to Gregorian organum. See http://www.harpethrising.com/ - Doors open 7.30 for an 8pm start

{ £6.60 } buy tickets


Pat Mcmanus Band

on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Irish Power Trio led by former Mama's Boys and Celtus guitarist/violinist,singer and songwriter Pat McManus. They never cease to stun audiences with their energetic performances. Patrick Frances McManus was one of 6 children born into an incredibly talented musical family in Derrylin, Co.Fermangh, N.Ireland. Pat's father, John, and his mother Valerie were highly accomplished Traditional Irish music players, so it wasn't long before Pat and his two brothers, John and Tommy, were picking up all the instruments lying around the house and learning to play. By the age of 7, Pat had already performed on live T.V. and by 14 he was All-Ireland Fiddle Champion. Aged 20, Pat somehow stumbled across a band called Horslips and the rest is history - a fascinating read here: http://www.patmcmanus.co.uk

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Pat Mcmanus Band

on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Irish Power Trio led by former Mama's Boys and Celtus guitarist/violinist,singer and songwriter Pat McManus. They never cease to stun audiences with their energetic performances. Patrick Frances McManus was one of 6 children born into an incredibly talented musical family in Derrylin, Co.Fermangh, N.Ireland. Pat's father, John, and his mother Valerie were highly accomplished Traditional Irish music players, so it wasn't long before Pat and his two brothers, John and Tommy, were picking up all the instruments lying around the house and learning to play. By the age of 7, Pat had already performed on live T.V. and by 14 he was All-Ireland Fiddle Champion. Aged 20, Pat somehow stumbled across a band called Horslips and the rest is history - a fascinating read here: http://www.patmcmanus.co.uk

{ £5.50 } buy tickets


Hannah Epperson

on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Armed with her violin, loop pedal and voice, sonic weaver Hannah Epperson arranges beautiful musical landscapes without indulgence or over-saturation. As a stirring solo performer and talented collaborative artist, she has joined forces with a versatile cast of collaborators across a spectrum of genres, including poet Shane Koyczan, Julianna Barwick, Porcelain Raft, We Are The City, and numerous others. More recently, these creative explorations have included composing and performing for interdisciplinary film and dance companies across the country and in New York, where she now resides. Hannah's breadth as a collaborative and compositional powerhouse stems from from an eclectic experiential and educational background: from learning Appalachian folk tunes by ear with a cowgirl in Utah to travelling through Scandinavia and Europe as an accompanist; or from touring her solo project by sailboat with permaculturists to accompanying Flamenco dancers in Spain, before finishing her honours degree in Human Geography and representing Canada at World Championships for ultimate frisbee in 2015. The versatile and collaborative journey of this Salt Lake City born violinist informs the creative compositions she offers in her solo projects. Hannah's unique songwriting and performance earned her one of British Columbia's Peak Performance Project awards in 2013 and international recognition as a powerful songwriter whose compositions weave classical emotion together with the raw energy of indie music. Her warm voice sits perfectly within the tone of her four acoustic strings layered together and affected electronically, evoking references to Andrew Bird turned with vocal melodies by Feist; or Owen Pallett reinterpreted by Lykke Li. Hannah's sound crosses genres and will continue to offer various levels of musical and emotional exploration to the same listener at different times. Hannah will be returning to Europe in May/June with experimental-folk powerhouse Aidan Knight before releasing her debut album - //upsweep - later this year.

{ £7.70 } buy tickets


Jerron "blind Boy" Paxton

on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 at Gateshead Caedmon Hall 8:00pm

Easily the most talented young acoustic bluesman to come along in many, many years. - Living Blues Magazine "Jerron Paxton is truly the living embodiment of the true blues in the 21St Century, but he plays it all in the true songster tradition: ragtime, hokum, old-time, French reels, Appalachian mountain music and blues and more and whatever he plays sounds great." thecountryblues.com "He is the whole package. He's witty, fast rhyming, poetic, fun, exciting, wonderfully skilled as a musician and a fine singer, he is the continuation of a proud tradition, literally and figuratively." Oregon Food Bank's Waterfront Blues Festival "If you're good enough, everything else falls into place.Blind Boy Paxton carries the torch for traditional acoustic blues," New York Times

{ £15.40 } buy tickets


Hatm Vol 12: Johnny Dowd

on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 at Liverpool Dumbulls 8:00pm

Johnny Dowd is an American alternative country musician from Ithaca, New York. Typical of his style are experimental, noisy breaks in his songs and strong southern gothic elements in the lyrics as well as in the music. There is also a strong undercurrent of black humor and the absurd in his work. Although his early albums were most celebrated in the alternative country community, he has never quite fit into any particular genre. As a singer-songwriter, his music is most often compared to that of Tom Waits, Nick Cave and Captain Beefheart. To my knowledge this is the first time Johnny Dowd has played Liverpool, and it is at one of the most special venues in the city

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Lords Of Thyme

on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- NEW ROOTS PRESENTS.... Lords of Thyme + Support The Lords of Thyme are Joe Woolley, Tali Trow and Pat Kenneally, all past members of acclaimed UK prog-folk act Circulus. To date they have released two Ep's and a limited edition 7 single, lovingly mixed by John Wood (Nick Drake, Fairport Convention, John Martyn), and have appeared on the 'Shirley Collins Inspired' album in collaboration with folk legend Bonnie Dobson, alongside Bonnie Prince Billy, Graham Coxon, Alasdair Roberts, Trembling Bells and Lee Renaldo. In 2015 the band were cover-featured by FRoots Magazine as four from the New Folk Underground to watch alongside Lynched, Stick In The Wheel and Mishaped Pearls. This evening marks the launch of their third EP, Pellets', releasd through Sunstone Records. '..a band really worth following' - Alex Gallacher, Folk Radio UK '...a dreamlike sound that can only be described as traditionally English' Daithi Sabhaois, Shindig! '..a sheer delight' Rock and Reel Magazine ------------------ New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK roots scene. It's committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible. We find that in traditional folk, indie folk, alt-folk, chamber folk, country blues, Americana, alt-country, old-time rhythm & blues, gypsy jazz, honky-tonk, klezmer, world music, modern classical music and all points in between. www.newrootsevents.com https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Martin Alvarado

on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 at Chidham Hambrook Village Hall 7:30pm

Licensed bar, unreserved seating, room to dance

{ £13.75 } buy tickets


Jimmy Crowley

on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Exactly 30 years (!) after he last sang at the Black Swan we present a living legend of Irish folk music. Jimmy hails from Cork, a city with a great musical heritage - not just traditional but also music-hall, vaudeville and art music and he draws on all of these in fashioning his unique repertoire and style. A consummate stage performer, he adds colour to his act by weaving in stories about Cork characters, history and daily life.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Jimmy Crowley

on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Exactly 30 years (!) after he last sang at the Black Swan we present a living legend of Irish folk music. Jimmy hails from Cork, a city with a great musical heritage - not just traditional but also music-hall, vaudeville and art music and he draws on all of these in fashioning his unique repertoire and style. A consummate stage performer, he adds colour to his act by weaving in stories about Cork characters, history and daily life.

{ £9.90 } buy tickets


Mike Farris

on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 at Ashington The White House Unique Social Club 8:00pm

High Market, Ashington, Northumberland, NE63 8PD. On street parking close to venue with large public car park at Ashington People's Park a 3 minute walk away.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Lynched

on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

{ £16.50 } buy tickets


Flamenco Express - 20th Anniversary Tour

on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 at Hove The Brunswick 8:00pm

The Flamenco Express 20th Anniversary Tour steams on mercilessly with another power-packed showcase of the fiercest form of human expression yet devised.. Featuring this month's star guests Alejandro Molinero, and master of gypsy song Antonio el Pola - both international artists in high demand across the globe. ******Antonio el Pola ****** Known for over twenty years as a formidably talented singer dedicated to the purest flamenco, Antonio El Pola has grown to fill the greatest stages of the world, performing with legends such as Paco de Lucia, Juan El Camas, Concha Vargas, Antonio Moya, Juan Castor, Juana Amaya, Javier Cruz, Joselito Fernandez, Soraya Clavijo, Miguel "El Funi," Manuel de Anustias, José de la Buena, Guillermo Mansano, Maria Pena, Jesus de la Frasquita, brothers Paco and Juan del Gastor, Luis Peña, and Javier Heredia. To name but a few. ****** Alejandro Molinero ****** An uncompromising dynamo of rhythmic technique and soul, depicting our dilemmas and striving to turn fear into hope. Winner of 1st prize for choreography for Flamenco & Spanish Classical dance at Real Conservatorio. Residencies with Ballet National de Espaňa, Compania de Javier Latorre y Shoj Kojima, Compania de Jean Albert Cartier - 'Europa Dance'. Guest soloist for Compania de Carmen Canteroand Javier Latorre's production 'Amores de Solana'. Partner with Concha Jareňo in Casa Patas in Madrid, also in San Paulo & Olinda, guest choreogragher and teacher for Teal Conservatorio. ****** La Joaquina ****** Founder member, choreographer and director of Flamenco Express. She has worked with Christina Hoyos, Paco Peña and others in Madrid, Tokyo, New York, Montreal, Toronto, Paris and throughout Europe. Recent Collaborations 'Spaces in Between' 2007 with Athina Valha and Candoco. Principle soloist 'Splinter In The Flesh' with the Hellenic National Dance Company at the Athens Megaron "Leading the dancers, La Joaquina, tiny, urgent and intense, explored a vast emotional vocabulary, and juxtaposed vulnerability and tenderness with violence and aggression. Her feet rattle off tempestuous beats, her sinewy arms snake angrily and her taut body is totally driven by her feelings. Wild and untameable, there is certainly no empty prettiness in her dance. - Emma Manning. The Stage ****** Chris Clavo ****** A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen and studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express, with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim. "Two amazing guitar solos from Chris Clavo and Jesus Alvarez made string instruments sing with impossible precision." - Staffordshire Post. Reviews This feisty company delivers the finest in flamenco, plus sizzling soloist La Joaquina - Time Out Forget the sterile, regimented flamenco so often served up to tourists: this was the real thing, and to say that it packed a punch is an understatement - South Wales Evening Post Delighted the audience, who rewarded them with rapturous applause and encores. - Dance Europe An unforgettable evening. - Anglo Spanish Journal www.flamencoexpress.co.uk £12/£10conc

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Flamenco Express - 20th Anniversary Tour

on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 at Hove The Brunswick 8:00pm

The Flamenco Express 20th Anniversary Tour steams on mercilessly with another power-packed showcase of the fiercest form of human expression yet devised.. Featuring this month's star guests Alejandro Molinero, and master of gypsy song Antonio el Pola - both international artists in high demand across the globe. ******Antonio el Pola ****** Known for over twenty years as a formidably talented singer dedicated to the purest flamenco, Antonio El Pola has grown to fill the greatest stages of the world, performing with legends such as Paco de Lucia, Juan El Camas, Concha Vargas, Antonio Moya, Juan Castor, Juana Amaya, Javier Cruz, Joselito Fernandez, Soraya Clavijo, Miguel "El Funi," Manuel de Anustias, José de la Buena, Guillermo Mansano, Maria Pena, Jesus de la Frasquita, brothers Paco and Juan del Gastor, Luis Peña, and Javier Heredia. To name but a few. ****** Alejandro Molinero ****** An uncompromising dynamo of rhythmic technique and soul, depicting our dilemmas and striving to turn fear into hope. Winner of 1st prize for choreography for Flamenco & Spanish Classical dance at Real Conservatorio. Residencies with Ballet National de Espaňa, Compania de Javier Latorre y Shoj Kojima, Compania de Jean Albert Cartier - 'Europa Dance'. Guest soloist for Compania de Carmen Canteroand Javier Latorre's production 'Amores de Solana'. Partner with Concha Jareňo in Casa Patas in Madrid, also in San Paulo & Olinda, guest choreogragher and teacher for Teal Conservatorio. ****** La Joaquina ****** Founder member, choreographer and director of Flamenco Express. She has worked with Christina Hoyos, Paco Peña and others in Madrid, Tokyo, New York, Montreal, Toronto, Paris and throughout Europe. Recent Collaborations 'Spaces in Between' 2007 with Athina Valha and Candoco. Principle soloist 'Splinter In The Flesh' with the Hellenic National Dance Company at the Athens Megaron "Leading the dancers, La Joaquina, tiny, urgent and intense, explored a vast emotional vocabulary, and juxtaposed vulnerability and tenderness with violence and aggression. Her feet rattle off tempestuous beats, her sinewy arms snake angrily and her taut body is totally driven by her feelings. Wild and untameable, there is certainly no empty prettiness in her dance. - Emma Manning. The Stage ****** Chris Clavo ****** A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen and studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express, with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim. "Two amazing guitar solos from Chris Clavo and Jesus Alvarez made string instruments sing with impossible precision." - Staffordshire Post. Reviews This feisty company delivers the finest in flamenco, plus sizzling soloist La Joaquina - Time Out Forget the sterile, regimented flamenco so often served up to tourists: this was the real thing, and to say that it packed a punch is an understatement - South Wales Evening Post Delighted the audience, who rewarded them with rapturous applause and encores. - Dance Europe An unforgettable evening. - Anglo Spanish Journal www.flamencoexpress.co.uk £12/£10conc

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston

on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 at Highworth United Reformed Church 7:00pm

Miranda Sykes is best known as the bass player for Show of Hands. However, she is also a fine singer in her own right and she and Rex Preston play a wide range of music. Rex's fine mandolin and guitar playing complement Miranda's singing superbly so an excellent evening is assured. Tickets are £11 each which includes a glass of wine or juice.

{ £12.10 } buy tickets


James Fagan And Jamie Mcclennan - The James Brothers

on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 at Cambridge Portland Arms 8:00pm

The James Brothers (James Fagan from Australia and Jamie McClennan from New Zealand) are not really outlaws, neither are they brothers and only one of them is called James. They are both well known as part of duos with their respective wives, but here they take centre stage, playing the music of their roots and telling jokes without fear of being told off. Performing sets fuelled by flat white coffee (the pair bonded over their shared taste in the Southern Hemisphere's rival to the latte) they combine the virtuosity for which they're renowned and the gusto and spontaneity of a pub session. Drawing from the folk, blues and bluegrass that inspired them, this is about bringing their distinct Antipodean-steeped folk to a new audience, with songs and tunes brought to life by a fraternal bond between two very silly, but captivatingly gifted musicians. Two men. Two Voices. Two Instruments No Sheilas!

{ £11.99 } buy tickets


James Fagan And Jamie Mcclennan - The James Brothers

on Thu, 20 Oct 2016 at Cambridge Portland Arms 8:00pm

The James Brothers (James Fagan from Australia and Jamie McClennan from New Zealand) are not really outlaws, neither are they brothers and only one of them is called James. They are both well known as part of duos with their respective wives, but here they take centre stage, playing the music of their roots and telling jokes without fear of being told off. Performing sets fuelled by flat white coffee (the pair bonded over their shared taste in the Southern Hemisphere's rival to the latte) they combine the virtuosity for which they're renowned and the gusto and spontaneity of a pub session. Drawing from the folk, blues and bluegrass that inspired them, this is about bringing their distinct Antipodean-steeped folk to a new audience, with songs and tunes brought to life by a fraternal bond between two very silly, but captivatingly gifted musicians. Two men. Two Voices. Two Instruments No Sheilas!

{ £5.50 } buy tickets


Flossie Malavialle And Her Musicians

on Fri, 21 Oct 2016 at Lowdham The Old Ship Inn 7:30pm

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


The Jar Family

on Fri, 21 Oct 2016 at Chelmsford City Football Club 8:00pm

This is a great band who are termed as Industrial Folk with a tinge of Blues. They are one of the UK's fastest growing and exciting acts.

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


O'hooley & Tidow

on Fri, 21 Oct 2016 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

The two lovely Yorkshire lasses are back. Come and enjoy Belinda O'Hooley & Heidi Tidow and their own stylish songs and tunes. Supported by Wiltshire's top singer-songwriter Jess Vincent.

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


O'hooley & Tidow

on Fri, 21 Oct 2016 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

The two lovely Yorkshire lasses are back. Come and enjoy Belinda O'Hooley & Heidi Tidow and their own stylish songs and tunes. Supported by Wiltshire's top singer-songwriter Jess Vincent.

{ £5.50 } buy tickets


Forest Folk And Roots' Present The Gerry Colvin Band + Support

on Fri, 21 Oct 2016 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

THE GERRY COLVIN BAND make a very welcome return to Forest Folk and Roots. They went down a storm last time they played and this time you can expect tunes form the new album "Six of One Half a Dozen of the Other" as well as a run through of his extensive back catalogue. Gerry Colvin's live performances are memorable to say the least !! - he has boundless energy and engages the audience from the off with inter song banter and stories and the songs - well they speak for themself - one minute you'll be laughing and singing along - the next wiping away a tear.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Forest Folk And Roots' Present The Gerry Colvin Band + Support

on Fri, 21 Oct 2016 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

THE GERRY COLVIN BAND make a very welcome return to Forest Folk and Roots. They went down a storm last time they played and this time you can expect tunes form the new album "Six of One Half a Dozen of the Other" as well as a run through of his extensive back catalogue. Gerry Colvin's live performances are memorable to say the least !! - he has boundless energy and engages the audience from the off with inter song banter and stories and the songs - well they speak for themself - one minute you'll be laughing and singing along - the next wiping away a tear.

{ £5.50 } buy tickets


Bordel Q

on Fri, 21 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Bordel Q is an exciting new quintet based in London, forging links between musical genres, styles and languages founded upon the diverse backgrounds of the ensemble's members. Their amalgamation of jazz, classical and world music, and the eclecticism with which pieces are approached, result in music that is both old and new, clear yet complex, offering a rich and individual musical experience. The quintet's debut programme is in honour of Astor Piazzolla, whose works embody all musical elements the ensemble are dedicated to. Although a well known Argentinian composer of Tango, Astor also explored styles such as classical, contemporary and jazz, and created the genre 'Nuevo Tango'. With original arrangements and interpretations of his music, Bordel Q take their audience on a colourful and virtuous musical journey. -band members: Anisa Arslanagic - violin and viola James Kitchman - guitar Maurizio Pala - accordion Michele Montolli - double bass Nuno Brito - percussion

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Hunter And The Bear

on Fri, 21 Oct 2016 at Brighton Bleach 8:00pm

Having shared the stage with Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, and Simple Minds, this young British band are making a big noise on the rock scene. They're currently recording their debut album and touring extensively in the UK & Europe. "Hunter & The Bear are a high energy, hard hitting, four-piece rock band." "One of the most exciting live acts around!" Support act Luke Tuchscherer (Tuck-shearer) will be playing songs from his forthcoming album.

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Hunter And The Bear

on Fri, 21 Oct 2016 at Brighton Bleach 8:00pm

Having shared the stage with Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, and Simple Minds, this young British band are making a big noise on the rock scene. They're currently recording their debut album and touring extensively in the UK & Europe. "Hunter & The Bear are a high energy, hard hitting, four-piece rock band." "One of the most exciting live acts around!" Support act Luke Tuchscherer (Tuck-shearer) will be playing songs from his forthcoming album.

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Jess Morgan

on Fri, 21 Oct 2016 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

The new Comfy & Acoustic night! 3 fantastic acts, 1 bookshop with wine. Artist details soon. Doors at 7pm. Stage times: Emma McGann 8.00-8.35 Chris Cleverly 8.50-9.30 Jess Morgan 9.45-10.35 Bookshop bar open with hot and cold drinks, beer and wine plus cake. Www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk Tickets £8 adv/£10 otd

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Jerron 'blind Boy' Paxton

on Fri, 21 Oct 2016 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Although only in his 20s, Jerron 'Blind Boy' Paxton has earned a reputation for transporting audiences back to the 1920s and making them wish they could stay there for good. Paxton may be one of the greatest multi-instrumentalists that you have not heard of. Yet. And time is getting short, fast. Originally from the Watts district of Los Angeles, Paxton's grandparents moved from Louisiana to California in 1956. These southern roots would have an influence on Paxton as a young boy. After spending time listening to his hometown blues radio station, as well as the old Cajun and country blues songs his grandmother used to sing, Paxton became interested in these early sounds, developing a breadth of knowledge pertaining to such music along the way. He began playing the fiddle when he was twelve, only to pick up the banjo two years later. As a teenager, he began to go blind, losing most of his eyesight by the age of 16. Jerron's sound is influenced by the likes of Fats Waller and 'Blind' Lemon Jefferson. According to Will Friedwald in the Wall Street Journal, Paxton is 'virtually the only music-maker of his generationplaying guitar, banjo, piano and violin, among other implementsto fully assimilate the blues idiom of the 1920s and '30s.' Paxton performed to a sold out audience for the Lead Belly Tribute at Carnegie Hall on February 4, 2016 along with the likes of Buddy Guy, Eric Burdon, Dom Flemons, Tom Paley, and other stars. It is no exaggeration to say that Paxton impressed. This young musician sings and plays banjo, guitar, piano, fiddle, harmonica, Cajun accordion, and the bones (percussion). Paxton has an eerie ability to transform traditional jazz, blues, folk, and country into the here and now, and make it real. In addition, he mesmerizes audiences with his humor and storytelling. He's a world class talent and a uniquely colorful character who has been on the cover of Living Blues Magazine and the Village Voice, has been interviewed on FOX News and last year featured on Reginald D Hunter's BBC2 series 'Sounds From The South'.

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Urban Folk Quartet

on Fri, 21 Oct 2016 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

Urban Folk Quartet Folk & Americana at Kings Place Joe Broughton, Paloma Trigás, Tom Chapman and Dan Walsh are the Urban Folk Quartet. Since forming in 2009, UFQ's genre-defying, all-embracing approach to folk music has captivated audiences in high-energy performances across the world. Their 2015 album The Escape was their-most critically acclaimed to date, picking up much air play and appearing on critics polls including The Telegaph's Best Of Folk 2015. After touring the album at home and abroad well into 2016, this autumn sees the band launching UFQ Live III, their sixth full-length release, recorded at appearances throughout early 2016. This will be the band's only headline London show this year and they are delighted to be returning to Kings Place with their new record in tow.

{ £12.50 } buy tickets


K-music 2016 Presents Danpyunsun And The Sailors + Asian Chairshot

on Fri, 21 Oct 2016 at London Rich Mix 7:30pm

One of the things that Korean music does brilliantly is mind-blowing theatre, perhaps because the roots go so deep into ritual performance. Danpyunsun were a huge hit at Brighton's Great Escape festival, especially 'the amazingly versatile percussionist who used sticks, feet, hands, legs and arms to create the eye-opening and jaw-dropping beats'. The Guardian went for them big time: 'they look like a totalitarian physics seminar circa 1976, and play magnificently bonkers sea shanties from weird and distant oceans, augmented by furious virtuoso violin and a sweary, hilarious frontman'. Asian Chairshot are one of Korean's biggest rock bands. Their name is derived from a wrestling foul, and there is a stunning beauty in their heavy psychedelia. Smashing Pumpkins got involved with them and helped them break through at last year's SXSW- they described their sound as 'Black Sabbath playing Radiohead'. Part of K-Music 2016 http://www.serious.org.uk/events/series/k-music

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston

on Fri, 21 Oct 2016 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

In the space of a few 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! 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. 2016 will see Miranda and Rex celebrate their 6th year together as a duo and the release of their 3rd studio album, 'The Watchmaker's Wife', which has received great critical acclaim. "A wonderfully balanced album that swaggers as much as it sashays, shimmers as much as it soothes. So engaging is this record that it achieved that rare combination of immediacy and longevity and has rarely been off my hi-fi since it arrived. Fred and Ginger with a hint of Bonnie and Clyde, Sykes and Preston have hit paydirt with The Watchmaker's Wife a class affair from start to finish." ~ fruk

{ £12.10 } buy tickets


Birte Paulsen - "borrowed Time" Album Launch

on Fri, 21 Oct 2016 at Brighton One Church 7:30pm

Birte Paulsen is celebrating the launch of her long anticipated album "Borrowed Time" with a special performance at the beautiful and atmospheric One Church. The album has been called "stunning" and "achingly beautiful". An array of Brighton's most talented musicians such as Mishkin Fitzgerald, Alfie Weedon and Paul Diello will be bringing the songs to life at this one off full band concert. A night of dark Indie Folk with a sigh of Nordic melancholy imagine Kate Bush meets Tom Waits.

{ £5.51 } buy tickets


Big Steam

on Fri, 21 Oct 2016 at Richmond Crawdaddy Club 8:00pm

These guys have every right to be called true originals. They were at the forefront of the British R&B revolution in the early sixties and can trace their musical lineage through that period to today via an impressive individual and collective history. Paul, Rob and Geoff were members of the legendary band The Others, who also happened to be the third Crawdaddy Club house band following The Stones and The Yardbirds, whilst Tim was guitarist with that mighty power trio Smile whose other members were Brian May and Roger Taylor who, of course went on to form Queen. This illustrious pedigree resulted in the formation and evolution of a truly original band whose output firmly based in their roots promises an exciting set of classics, standards and punchy original material.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Kelley Mcrae

on Fri, 21 Oct 2016 at Torquay The Crown & Sceptre 8:00pm

Based out of Austin, TX, Kelley McRae called Brooklyn home for years before teaming up with guitarist Matt Castelein in 2011, when the duo traded in their NYC apartment for a VW camper van and hit the road full time. Thousands of miles and hundreds of shows later, they've toured coast to coast in the US, played to packed rooms across Europe, sold-out the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, and continue to build a passionate and dedicated following on the strength of their live show.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Nigel Mazlyn Jones

on Fri, 21 Oct 2016 at Starcross St Paul's Church 7:30pm

Nigel Mazlyn Jones plays 12 and 6 string acoustic guitars weaving sounds and creating atmospheres that have entranced audiences on the live and festival circuits since 1976. Well known on the UK festival scene he has often toured UK and European major venues supporting well known bands like Barclay James Harvest, Renaissance and Bob Geldof and collaborated with Steve Hillage, Banco de Gaia, Roy Harper and Guy Evans of Van Der Graaf Generator on various projects. NMJ music has also featured on many TV and radio programmes. NMJ has recorded eleven albums. His first 2 albums Ship to Shore and Sentinel have been re-released. Echoing Ship to Shore the latest album 'Raft' also features his 12 string dexterity. Guest players include Guy Evans, drummer-percussionist with Van Der Graaf Generator and Rog Patterson on beautiful fretless bass. NMJ loves the natural world once working in conservation with the great apes for Gerald Durrell's Wildlife Trust. Living near the Cornish coast these influences are woven into his music. He says, Like this planet rafts are fragile www.nigemlmazlynjones.com Greg Hancock returned to live performance relatively recently after many years living overseas. Over many years he has developed a unique finger-picking guitar style that was influenced early on by players such as Nic Jones and Joni Mitchell... and of course... Nigel Mazlyn Jones! His songs tell stories, paint portraits and present vignettes exploring the oddness and frailty of everyday life in the modern world. Greg has appeared twice before at St Paul's Church - both times with his musical collaborator, Jo Hooper, on cello. This will be a solo performance which allows for a greater degree of spontanaity and improvisation! www.greghancockmusic.com

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Teyr: Far From The Tree

on Fri, 21 Oct 2016 at Matlock Bath Fishpond 8:00pm

TEYR are immensely proud to announce their highly anticipated debut album FAR FROM THE TREE. Recorded with the assistance of acclaimed producer Gerry Diver, the groundbreaking album displays the full breadth of the trios innovative and distinctive sound. It's release will be accompanied by an animated video and coincide with a UK-wide tour, taking in The Fishpond. Supporting TEYR is The Sheffield based innovative folk band ISEMBARD'S WHEEL, incorporating intricate harmonies, soaring choruses and a big damn attitude.

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


The Furrow Collective

on Fri, 21 Oct 2016 at Sheffield The Heeley Institute 7:30pm

The Furrow Collective is a critically acclaimed English/Scottish quartet consisting of four distinctive and talented performers Lucy Farrell (fiddle, viola, voice), Rachel Newton (harp, fiddle, voice), Emily Portman (banjo, concertina, voice) and Alasdair Roberts (guitars, voice). The group formed in 2013, drawn together by a shared love of traditional song and balladry and an open, intuitive approach to collaboration. They mostly focus upon material from English and Scottish sources, occasionally turning their attentions further afield in their quest for intriguing songs. At Our Next Meeting, The Furrow Collective's 2014 debut album, was recorded with award-winning producer Andy Bell; it was variously heralded as "a quietly triumphant set" (The Guardian), "a real treat" (Bright Young Folk) and "one of the nest collaborative albums of the past few years" (Folk Radio UK). Boasting a stripped-back power, the album led to nomination for Best Group and Best Traditional Track in the 2015 BBC Radio Two Folk Awards and a live sesssion on BBC Radio 2. 2015's five-song EP Blow Out the Moon was similarly well-received, resulting in another Best Traditional Track nomination the following year. November 2016 sees the release of the group's second album, Wild Hog, on new label Hudson Records. Again produced by Andy Bell and building on the success of its predecessor, Wild Hog shows a marked development in the group's sound and approach, featuring guest musicians Alex Neilson (Trembling Bells) on drums and Stevie Jones (Sound of Yell) on double bass. The Furrow Collective has toured extensively throughout the UK as well as in mainland Europe. Lucy, Rachel, Emily and Alasdair will continue to tour around the release of Wild Hog and into the future, delighting audiences far and near with their uniquely beguiling approach to traditional song. www.thefurrowcollective.co.uk www.hudsonrecords.co.uk

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Helter Skelter With Platypus & Allegro Shock

on Fri, 21 Oct 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of Bubblegum Country, Brass-Fuelled 60s Psyche, Fado, Flamenco, Mexican & South American Folk, Irish Jigs & Drinking Songs at Jamboree... Platypus are a wild, dancing mix of brass-fuelled psyche and bubblegum country. Aided with the startling beauty of a cascading, glittering harp Allegra Shock opens pages of the American songbook for inspiration to tell a hearty story with character. Interwoven into the soundscapes of a metallic waterfall and guitar slashing you will hear Portugeso Fado music, Flamenco, Mexican and South American folk music, Irish jigs, drinking songs and murder ballads heralded by the likes of Tom Waits, John Lennon, PJ Harvey, Joe Strummer, Shane MacGowan, Patti Smith, Fred(Sonic)Smith and Keith Richards.

{ £6.60 } buy tickets


Xogara And Owl Light Trio

on Fri, 21 Oct 2016 at Oxford Wolvercote Village Hall 7:30pm

Join us for an evening of folk from Xogara and Owl Light Trio. Xogara: Anglo-Welsh Galician explosion Owl Light Trio: Mesmeric virtuosity from Oxfordshire's finest feral folkies

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Xogara And Owl Light Trio

on Fri, 21 Oct 2016 at Oxford Wolvercote Village Hall 7:30pm

Join us for an evening of folk from Xogara and Owl Light Trio. Xogara: Anglo-Welsh Galician explosion Owl Light Trio: Mesmeric virtuosity from Oxfordshire's finest feral folkies

{ £6.60 } buy tickets


Black History Month - Kasai Masai

on Fri, 21 Oct 2016 at London Vortex 11:00pm

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


The Men They Couldn't Hang

on Fri, 21 Oct 2016 at Shoreham-by-Sea Duke of Wellington 7:30pm

'The Men They Couldn't Hang' playing at the Duke of Wellington pub for 'Attila the Stockbrokers' birthday

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Frank Carline (album Launch) In Aid Of Little Rainbow Charity

on Fri, 21 Oct 2016 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Frank Carline is the consummate pro musician and has played great live concerts for many years. Resofone Recordings release Frank Carline's New Album " Promise and Betrayal" on 21st October 2016. The Roots Music Club, Doncaster presents Franks Album Release with a Solo concert featuring material from the new album with selections from his four previous releases. Playing professionally for 30 years, Frank has his own take on all things Roots and Blues. His original songs draw on these influences, from the Deep Delta to more observational and character driven songwriting. For many years, a Yorkshire Artist in Residence, he has forged a unique and personal style, with his vintage Framus guitars, playing slide, using open tunings and soulful harmonica playing (occasionally all at the same time!) The new album is made up of one take performances and was captured using vintage microphones to get to the essence of the songs. The theme of the album is beautifully developed from song to song and brings to mind the era when albums were king. Entry is £8.00 in advance or £10.00 on the night. Frank is donating £1.00 per entry fee and £1.00 per album sail on the launch night to the Doncaster-based charity "Little Rainbows Autism Group" which helps local families with children diagnosed with autism.

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith: Shammick Acoustic

on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 at Combe Martin The Pack o' Cards 7:30pm

Jimmy and Sid play traditional, modern and original songs mainly from the British Isles, telling stories of hardship, joy, struggle and celebration 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. Their Debut CD was recorded and distributed by the highly regarded Fellside label, and the songs have a common thread of political struggle and resistance, and the decline of the industries that were the backbone of England for many generations. And if you think that's depressing, think again! The music is both lively and glorious, or in Mike Harding's words: A cracking album full of really terrific songs. Come and give them a try!

{ £7.70 } buy tickets


North Dorset Folk Festival

on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 at Marnhull Village Hall 12:00pm

Now in its 5th year we are delighted to welcome: Martin Simpson Blair Dunlop Megan Henwood Kit Hawes and Aaron Catlow Hatti Briggs ODi Tom Clements To Marnhull Village Hall

{ £31.61 } buy tickets


John Spiers At Evenlode Folk, Finstock

on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 at Finstock Village Hall 7:30pm

On stage at 8.00pm. John Spiers, Oxfordshire Folk legend and former Bellowhead lead, appears at this fabulous, newly-built village hall. Known better in folk circles as Squeezy, he has made a name for himself as one of the leading squeezebox players of his generation. Well known for his long-standing duo partnership with Jon Boden in the formidable Spiers & Boden as well as his contribution to the massively popular Bellowhead, John has also played with Eliza Carthy's Ratcatchers and a number of local folk-dance bands. His solo gigs have been going down a storm, with the Guardian commenting on the triumph of "his blend of elegant, rhythmic and virtuoso playing and easygoing folk club banter." John is a long-term Oxfordshire resident where at an early age his association with the traditional folk music and dance of the region began. As the son of a Morris dancer, it's hardly surprising that this early exposure to folk music proved to be influential. Note: on-street parking only except disabled access..

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Felix Holt & The Radicals

on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Felix Holt is a singer songwriter from London. He plays regularly around town and tours with his Band The Radicals. They play a mix of originals and standards and their style is an upbeat combination of R&B, Blues and Country. In the past Felix has shared the bill with such legendary musicians as Tom Paley, Spider John Koerner and Bonnie Dobson. His band is made up of the core players from the critically acclaimed theatre show the Drowned Man.... and they never fail to put on a great live show!

{ £7.70 } buy tickets


Chris While, Kellie While And Julie Matthews

on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 at Biddulph Town Hall 7:30pm

{ £14.30 } buy tickets


The Ninetree Stumblers

on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 9pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Born a hundred years late and 4000 miles too far East, The Ninetree Stumblers dredge up nuggets of the Old Weird America from the crackly grooves of 78RPM shellac. Three multi-instrumentalists from Bristol, UK, the band trade guitars, banjos, fiddles and more, clambering from song to song through shows that set Moonshine-fuelled hoedowns against sombre Baptist hymns, cockeyed ragtime and sweetheart waltzes.

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


An Evening With Steve Forbert

on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 at Gateshead The Little Theatre 8:00pm

As a young man from Meridian, Mississippi, Steve Forbert traveled to New York City and played guitar for spare change in Grand Central Station. He vaulted to international prominence with a folk-rock hit, Romeo's Tune, during a time when rootsy rock was fading out and the Ramones, Talking Heads and other New Wave and punk acts were moving in to the public consciousness. Still, critics raved about Steve's poetic lyrics and engaging melodies, and the crowds at CBGB's club in New York accepted him alongside those acts. I've never been interested in changing what I do to fit emerging trends, Forbert observes. Looking back on it, I was helping to keep a particular American songwriting tradition alive at a time when it wasn't in the spotlight. After his first two records came a plethora of well-crafted, unforgettable songs on such albums as Little Stevie Orbit, Streets of This Town, The American in Me, Mission of the Crossroad Palms and Evergreen Boy. His tribute to Jimmie Rodgers, Any Old Time, was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2004. In October 2012, 35 years after his first album, Steve has released an exciting new one, Over With You. Its ten fresh but mature songs pinpoint a wide range of emotions that color personal relationships emotions that most listeners have undoubtedly felt and struggled to understand at some point in their lives. This is an album that has taken a lifetime to make, explains Forbert. You don't just pull these songs out of thin air you have to live them.

{ £16.50 } buy tickets


Kultura Ukrainian Music Festival

on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 at Manchester Ukrainian Club 6:00pm

{ £26.95 } buy tickets


Peter Broderick

on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 at Manchester St Michael's Church 7:30pm

Veteran Erased Tapes recording artist Peter Broderick set to release new studio album Partners on 19 August 2016. For close to a decade, Portland's Peter Broderick has cut his own unpredictable path through the world of contemporary music. So far, his wanderings have led him from solo works into the realms of film, dance and documentary scores, as well as art installations. Now Peter takes that unpredictability one step further. For his latest album, a series of voice and piano recordings, he experiments with chance, surrendering an entire song's composition to the roll of dice. As he explains below in an email to Erased Tapes founder Robert Raths, it was John Cage's tendency to remove himself from his music, to somehow automate his own process, which inspired the strange mechanics with which this record was created. In the words of Cage himself, 'the world is teeming; anything can happen'. Tour support comes from Brigid Mae Power. The Galway-based, Tompkins Square-signed musician cites Debussy, Townes Van Zandt and Tim Buckley as influences, and her latest release recorded by Peter Broderick was featured on Pitchfork. This will be one of the first public concerts in St Michael's since its recent re-opening, having been closed since 2004. The Roman Catholic church was founded in 1859 and became the heart of the Little Italy Community in Ancoats. AGE RESTRICTION: This show is 14+. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Stonybreakdown! 5

on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 at Stony Stratford York House Centre 7:30pm

The guitars, banjos, mandolins and fiddles are back for a fifth glorious evening of live acoustic Americana. Whilst acoustic, these evenings have a truly electric atmosphere that keeps the crowds coming back for more. This time we welcome the splendid talents of bands from as far away as Cambridge & Birmingham in the form of... The Jackson Creek Band, Oakland Country, Band of Brothers, Stained Glass Bluegrass, and Rocky Road Pilgrims. The Wood & Wire group from Northampton will be raising funds for dementia and cancer charities. DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm. Enjoy a snifter at the York House bar - real ale, cider, lager, wines and soft drinks. The volunteer bar staff are friendly but not available to take away. REFUNDS POLICY: sorry, but we cannot guarantee refunds. We will attempt to sell on your "spare" ticket and give you the money. For more information & links to the bands in action, please email WoodandWireFestivals@Gmail.com or even better why not follow the facebook page - Wood&WireFestivals. Or visit the York House website: www.york-house.org.uk

{ £5.50 } buy tickets


The Travelling Band

on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Close Your Eyes and Count To Ten - A celebration of ten years of The Travelling Band and Sideways Saloon A decade has passed since The Travelling Band's formative 2006 recording sessions in Brooklyn. Those sessions laid the foundations of the band's debut album Under the Pavement and set the band on the road to creating their own label, Sideways Saloon. To celebrate the landmark, TTB embark on a their first UK headline tour for two years, and will be releasing their first new music since the 2014 album The Big Defreeze. The Close Your Eyes and Count to Ten tour sees The Travelling Band playing shows all around the UK. Far from being a nostalgic look back at the last ten years, the tour marks a line in the sand after the departure of original guitarist Steve 'Mugger' Mullen, with the band looking forward to the release of their fourth album next year. 2016 has already seen TTB tour all over Europe supporting US country/rock star Lissie, including sold out shows at The Forum as well as huge theatres in Germany and Norway. They have been doubling up as Lissie's live band, playing summer festivals across the continent. It's also been a landmark year for Sideways Saloon, with the acclaimed release of The Valley of Yessiree, the debut album from Canadian-born, London-resident maverick A. Dyjecinski, who will be special guest on the tour. LINKS Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thetravellingband Twitter: https://twitter.com/travellingband Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetravellingband Youtube: http://youtube.com/thetravellingband Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/thetravellingband Official website: http://thetravellingband.co.uk

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Ashley Hutchings: From Psychedelia To Sonnets

on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 at Kenilworth The Tree House Bookshop 7:45pm

Folk legend Ashley Hutchings (Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span, The Albion Band) is touring with his show that combines music and the spoken word. With his long career in English folk music, involved in the foundation of folk rock and still very involved with supporting emerging musicians as well as creating his own music and poetry, he is fascinating company and always worth listening to. We are thrilled to have him at the Tree House, accompanied by musician Ruth Angell, who recently played violin with Rufus Wainwright at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. A very special evening!

{ £15.40 } buy tickets


Flossie Malavialle Sings Brel, Piaf And More

on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 at Winchelsea Church of St Thomas the Martyr 7:00pm

Flossie Malavialle returns to Winchelsea together with Paul Donnelly (guitar) and Chris Parkinson (accordion). Flossie sings the songs of Jaques Brel and Edith Piaf with verve, understanding and wit. Another great night is promised for all. Tickets, £15 are available online, in person from Grammar School Records, Rye and the Rye Heritage Centre. Contact wbbevents12@gmail.com or 01797225912

{ £16.50 } buy tickets


She'koyokh

on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:00pm

Performing the best klezmer & Balkan music in Britain (Evening Standard), She'Koyokh have spent 15 years absorbing the rich folk music traditions of Eastern & Southern Europe and Turkey. A regular feature on festival stages such as WOMAD and Sziget and playing venues from the Southbank Centre to Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, they are recognized as masters of genre. Meshing location and style with genius ease, She'Koyokh perform Bosnian love songs, Bulgarian wedding dances, ballads from the mountains of southwest Turkey and rip-roaring klezmer music. They return to The Plough Arts Centre by popular demand. She'Koyokh's Twitter is @shekoyokh Show starts 8pm

{ £17.60 } buy tickets


Gypsy Hotel 10 Year Anniversary Show

on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 at London The Lexington 4:00pm

GYPSY HOTEL "Bourbon Soaked Snake Charmin' Rock'n'Roll Cabaret' 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW!! To celebrate our decade of decadence we will be hosting a 12 hour party 4pm- 4am! The matinee show will be All Ages & Kid Friendly by the way (4pm - 7.30pm) and will feature The Urban Voodoo Machine Marching Band, Clowns, Gawkagogo's Monster Make Up Workshop and much more fun! Ticket for the matinee show only can be bought in cash on the day (£6) Other tickets are for the whole event - that equals £1 per hour, surely the best value hotel around! Saturday 22 October 2016 STARRING! THE URBAN VOODOO MACHINE Your Bourbon Soaked Gypsy Blues Bop'n'Stroll hosts and hostesses are now in their 13th year and in the middle of promoting their 4th studio album 'Hellbound Hymns' with their Lucky 13 Tour' They will play an afternoon set in Marching Band mode aswell as a full electric set in the evening. Quite possibly the best show you'll ever see! Classic Rock Magazine THE FUTURE SHAPE OF SOUND - Space Age Gangster Soul - Captain Future and his crew are guaranteed to make you dance! ALEX MAIORANO & THE BLACK TALES - Berlin based septet cooking up a heady mix of Afrika 70, New Orleans Rhythm & Blues, Latin Funk and Garage Punk! And! LALLA MORTE - Our favourite Parisian burlesque circus princess! TRIXI TASSELS - Firey Burlesque Hotness! On The Decks, our resident wax-spinner: DJ SCRATCHY - Tour DJ to The Clash, The Pogues, The Urban Voodoo Machine & Gogol Bordello spinning Rhythm'n'Blues, Gypsy, Ska, Rockabilly, Latin & Beyond! AND MORE TO BE CONFIRMED! Plus: CAKE FOLLIES - Bourbon Soaked Cupcakes! THE LEXINGTON 96-98 Pentonville Rd London N1 9JB Tube: Angel/Kings Cross (Victoria Line) All Ages Matinee show 4pm - 7.30pm (Tickets £6 cash on the door) Evening show: 8pm - 4am (Tickets valid for the whole event) Tickets £12.00 in advance FREE SHOT OF BOURBON TO THE FIRST 50 THROUGH THE DOOR! www.facebook.com/GypsyHotel Contact: pr@theurbanvoodoomachine.com If you have 12 hours to live, spend it al Gypsy Hotel! TIME OUT London's most decadent underground club night! - VIVE LE ROCK

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Ol' Man Rhythm Presents The Blueswater + Mojo Hand

on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of Blues, Rhythm'n'Blues, Swamp Blues - all of the blues! at Jamboree... The Blueswater is an award-winning Edinburgh-based band influenced by gritty, old-school rhythm and blues. They blend the Chicago sound of Chess records with the earthy, droning grooves of Mississippi to create a style that is truly unique. Thick guitar riffs and frenzied harmonica solos are built around driving rhythms to create raucous, high-energy performances. Mojo Hand play With a heady Lightnin' Hopkins twang and undercurrents of rural swamp blues. The troupe sing in a communal, soulful howling in homage to all those raspin' gospel bluesmen such as Mississipi John Hurt and Bukka White.

{ £6.60 } buy tickets


The Goat Roper Rodeo Band Play Cafe#9!!

on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

Like the Everlys fronted by Gram Parsons (Fatea) Amazing (Bob Harris) The Goat Ropers are the real deal ! I was blown away when I first saw them play and heard them harmonise, I wanted desperately to join in. If there's any justice in this crazy world, they'll soon be a household name and we'll all be keeping it country with them (Romeo Stodart- The Magic Numbers) The Goat Roper Rodeo Band take a slightly psychedelic route to the finish line and include some serious footstompin' rock 'n' roll along the way, Mix in a little gospel fire and a sprinkle of Gram and these boys ruled our last afternoon (Spiral Earth) Man, how can some so young be so sad.and so perfect! (Ian Dunlop Gram Parsons / Flying Burrito Bros). Wonderfully executed acoustic country blues with two guitars, a double bass and plaintive striking harmonies, a musical landscape driven by old timey sensibilities there's a lot to like about the Goat Roper Rodeo Band. (R2 Magazine) With refreshing, startling vocal harmonies and quirky song writing skills, these young'uns can roll out a fab sombre number just as well as an upbeat one, the Goat Roper Rodeo Band possess a uniqueness and quality that promises success and lovers of this old timey sound are simply going to love this. (Maverick magazine) A fresh, energetic three-piece acoustic band who combine great vocal harmonies with up-beat, self-penned songs to make a memorable live show. (The Record Journal Live)

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


From Psychedelia To Sonnets - A Life In Words And Music - The Remarkable Journey Of Ashley Hutchings

on Sun, 23 Oct 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Ashley Hutchings is renowned as the founder of Fairport Convention and other successful folk rock bands including Steeleye Span and the Albion Band . What is less well known about Ashley is his talent as a wordsmith. In 2014 he published his first book 'Words Words Words' a personal selection of song lyrics, poems, sonnets and other writings that both span his entire career - and tell his story. An evening in Ashley's company is an opportunity to listen to him tell the stories behind his writings, add detail to the history of the bands he has created and describe some of the many projects he has brought to fruition. To set the scene for some of the stories, Ashley has invited talented singer / multi-instrumentalist Ruth Angell to create an atmospheric background. She will also read the female parts of several of the pieces that Ashley will talk about and accompany him on acoustic guitar, violin and harmonium on others.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Blind Boy Paxton

on Sun, 23 Oct 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

{ £14.30 } buy tickets


Solasta

on Sun, 23 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 9pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Solasta are an outstanding new folk ensemble who are fast building a name for themselves on the back of their inventive arrangements, unique sound and exhilarating live performances. Comprised of award-winning fiddler Elisabeth Flett, cellist Hannah Thomas and guitarist Jamie Leeming, their dynamic interpretations of Celtic based material are rooted firmly in tradition, whilst incorporating elements from diverse musical worlds including classical, jazz and early music. Notable performances include closing the 2016 Cecil Sharp Fiddle Convention, Celtic Connections Festival (supporting Mairearad & Anna), and The Wighton Centre, as well as being interviewed/performing live on Resonance FM, and featuring on the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast in the USA.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Lotte Mullan + Charlie Dore + Jinder

on Sun, 23 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A very special songwriters night featuring three critically acclaimed troubadours - Lotte Mullan, Charlie Dore and Jinder - who will be sharing the stage to play 'In the round' Nashville style. They will share the stories behind the songs and collaborate in what is set to be a spine tingling evening of acoustic music from three of the UK's finest singer-songwriters. LOTTE MULLAN: Exquisite Guardian Say hi to Suffolk's Joni Mitchell' Q A young Loretta Lynn The Telegraph Veers engagingly between Laura Marling vulnerability and the tender end of pop Mojo Sublime, Haunting and Beautiful BBC 6 Music The British music press raved about Lotte Mullan's self released debut album 'Plain Jane' christening her Alt-folk sound 'Anglicana'. Dubbed as the female Bob Dylan Lotte has buillt a dedicated following with her intimate story telling songs; she spent two years on the road touring solo before packing her bags and heading to Nashville to make an album with country rockers Band Of Horses. The first single 'I Hope It Breaks Your Heart' immediately trended on Folk Radio's Soundcloud, hitting over 80k streams and was played on BBC Radio 2 and 6 music. Fiercely DIY, Mullan turned down a major label deal with Warners and runs her own label Raindog Records. A blog she was writing about her misadventures in the music business was snapped up for a book and film deal by Elton John's Rocket Pictures and Ridley Scott Productions used four of Lotte's songs to soundtrack their latest short film 'Kismet Diner'. The film has had over 3 million hits on Youtube and won first prize at Manhattan Short film festival. CHARLIE DORE: 'A gift for melody, brave, poignant, entertaining, original ' Guardian ★★★★ Best known as one of the UK's most respected songwriters, Charlie's own music, however, reflects her roots-acoustic background and is best described as eclectic, contemporary folk. She enjoys a multi-faceted career that also includes acting in film, TV & radio, writing for radio and composition for film & TV and comedy improvisation. Her songs have won two Ascap awards, an Ivor Novello nomination, both the Overall Grand and the Folk Prize from the International Acoustic Music Awards and Best Album Lyrics from the Indy Acoustic Project for her album Cheapskate Lullabyes. She is one of a handful of UK writers to have success across many genres, defined by the range of artists to have covered her songs, including George Harrison, Tina Turner, Celine Dion, Lisa Stansfield, Paul Carrack, Ricky Ross and Jimmy Nail for whom she co-wrote the UK No 1 Ain't No Doubt. Her song Strut reached No 4 for Sheena Easton in the US, while her own single Pilot of the Airwaves reached No 11. She starred opposite Jonathan Pryce in the award-winning film 'The Ploughman's Lunch', worked in theatre, fringe and West End, radio with Eric Idle and co-founded and performed at comedy-impro venue The Hurricane Club for seven years, working alongside many comedy icons including Bill Bailey, Harry Hill and Robin Williams. Charlie released her 8th album, Milk Roulette in 2014 and is currently writing & recording her 9th and touring across the UK. 'Beautific of voice, fragrant of melody and lyrically fearless' MOJO ★★★★ JINDER: Jinder is an artist most often described as "the songwriter's songwriter". Despite two major label record deals, he has plied his trade in relative obscurity for 18yrs, scattering his jewelled songcraft over nine artfully constructed albums. His work has a strong cult following and is adored by those in the know, often drawing comparisons with fellow shadow-dwelling denizens such as Bill Fay and Townes Van Zandt. 2015's exquisite 'Traditional Dark' LP is a deeply personal yet ethereal work, walking a faintly etched line between acoustic sadcore and alternative country/folk.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


David Rovics At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 23 Oct 2016 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

David is one of the most fierce and powerful political songwriters in the world. Based in Portland, Oregon he travels the globe playing for audiences large and small at cafes, pubs, universities, churches, union halls and protest rallies. He will make you laugh, he will make you cry, he will make the revolution irresistible. 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.

{ £7.70 } buy tickets


Emily Barker

on Sun, 23 Oct 2016 at Kenilworth The Tree House Bookshop 7:45pm

Emily Barker came to everyone's attention as the singer of the British version of Wallander on TV. Since then she has done all sorts of things with all sorts of people, including performing at the opening ceremony for the London Olympic Games in 2012 and most recently recording a record at the legendary Sam Phillips studio in Memphis, where, amongst other things, the career of Elvis was launched. She is a fabulous singer, writer of beautiful songs, and a lovely person - this intimate unamplified solo show will be something very special.

{ £17.60 } buy tickets


Eric Taylor - From Usa - European Tour

on Sun, 23 Oct 2016 at Hope Old Hall Hotel - tea rooms 7:30pm

Eric Taylor is a master storyteller and has been one of the finest southern songwriters for the last four decades. Influencing such well-known artists as Nanci Griffith, Lyle Lovett (both of whom have covered several of his songs) and Steve Earle, Taylor tours extensively throughout North America and Europe. He has appeared on Austin City Limits, Late Night With David Letterman, NPR's "Morning Edition" and "Mountain Stage" and BBC Radio. A mesmerizing performer whose shows will leave you wanting more. WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT ERIC TAYLOR "Taylor may sing of the past, of bar rooms and hay fields and even Johnny Cash, but his characters want the same things we do. They want love and redemption. They want some fun and happiness. They want respect and sometimes even a little vengeance. Taylor's people are just like us, it's just that their tales are exquisitely told." Al Kaufman, Atlanta Music Guide "I'm always the opening act when I'm around Eric. I love his voice, and he has a great narrative quality and sense of detail. He sort of takes you out of your own reality and into the reality of his songs. It's good writing no matter how you cut it." Lyle Lovett "He's the real deal. Eric Taylor was one of my heroes and teachers when I started playing around Houston in the early 1970s." Steve Earle "If you have yet to experience an Eric Taylor concert, if you love the sort of songwriting that changes your perspective while enthralling to the point of making you forget to breathe, if you love storytelling that is never predictable or derivative and akin to the best fiction-writing, if you love guitar work that is never flashy but always brilliant, if you love discovering an artist that is singularly of his own mold, then Eric Taylor is your man. Denise Williams, Hillbilly Haiku House Concerts "Taylor's songs read like novels snipped to their essence. They side-step classification and yet compel rapt attention. They summon grit to the point of beauty. Likewise, Taylor's music bears imprints of a style for which no official genre exists. Tom Netherland, Bristol Herald Courier "I discovered Taylor last January when he visited Tallahassee for a house concert with David Webb, a former Tallahassee keyboardist who now lives in Austin, Texas. Webb convinced me to attend and I became an instant convert after listening to Taylor's tales about knife-throwers, circus performers, train crashes, whooping cranes, midgets, Hollywood washouts, Beat literature icon Dean Moriarty and people who've been knocked around by life. Taylor's wistful songs are really just perfectly condensed short stories set to music. The man is a true master." Mark Hinson, Tallahassee Democrat "Eric Taylor came on the stage at the Maze in Nottingham without any ceremony. He started a little blues riff on his blond acoustic guitar (a beautiful-sounding, handmade 'Ross-Kinscherff'). He played for his audience but never to the crowd. He didn't look for cliched climaxes or manufactured endings. It was always an intimate gig, a reflective affair, an evening for devoteesI went with a couple of players, guys who know the mysteries of dadgad, who understand a little about the merits of a B string dropped down to A and the quiet craft of a good song well written. They stood either side of me and looked mean if they thought I was going to be critical in any way. They kept pointing out things, making sure I understood; they wanted the man looked after. Eric Taylor seems to inspire that sort of devotion, that sort of affection, that sort of regard; like he is an endangered species maybe he is." Maverick magazine (UK) "Eric Taylor is one of the few artists I've ever seen with a greatness that wreathes about him as he takes the stage, no matter what size the venue. An audience instinctively knows to shut up and pay attention. This is a man who takes the art of songwriting and the art of performance seriously. And, at the end of the set, the audience will have been transported some place and back again. Eric taylor doesn't just make you feel the sun and taste the dust of Texas, he takes you places and puts you inside people's minds. From prison inmates trying to fathom the jumble of their lives to little kids watching their family implode, Eric Taylor makes it real. Aspiring and accomplished songwriters leave Eric Taylor shows shaking their heads with awe. And well they should." Charlie Hunter, Flying Under Radar Productions info: www.folkandblues.club

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


The Coalminers At Ronnie Scotts - 23rd Oct 2016

on Sun, 23 Oct 2016 at London Ronnie Scott's 7:00pm

{ £7.70 } buy tickets


The Goat Roper Rodeo Band Play Cafe#9!!

on Sun, 23 Oct 2016 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

Like the Everlys fronted by Gram Parsons (Fatea) Amazing (Bob Harris) The Goat Ropers are the real deal ! I was blown away when I first saw them play and heard them harmonise, I wanted desperately to join in. If there's any justice in this crazy world, they'll soon be a household name and we'll all be keeping it country with them (Romeo Stodart- The Magic Numbers) The Goat Roper Rodeo Band take a slightly psychedelic route to the finish line and include some serious footstompin' rock 'n' roll along the way, Mix in a little gospel fire and a sprinkle of Gram and these boys ruled our last afternoon (Spiral Earth) Man, how can some so young be so sad.and so perfect! (Ian Dunlop Gram Parsons / Flying Burrito Bros). Wonderfully executed acoustic country blues with two guitars, a double bass and plaintive striking harmonies, a musical landscape driven by old timey sensibilities there's a lot to like about the Goat Roper Rodeo Band. (R2 Magazine) With refreshing, startling vocal harmonies and quirky song writing skills, these young'uns can roll out a fab sombre number just as well as an upbeat one, the Goat Roper Rodeo Band possess a uniqueness and quality that promises success and lovers of this old timey sound are simply going to love this. (Maverick magazine) A fresh, energetic three-piece acoustic band who combine great vocal harmonies with up-beat, self-penned songs to make a memorable live show. (The Record Journal Live)

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Alma

on Mon, 24 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

Alma brings together award winning fiddlers John Dipper (English Acoustic Collective) and Emily Askew (Askew Sisters) with guitarist and tambura player Adrian Lever (Arhai). Inspired by fiddle traditions from England and across the world, at the heart of Alma's music is the joyful sound of fiddles playing in harmony. Each member of Alma brings their own individual style and influences to the band. This includes John's work with Chris Wood in the English Acoustic Collective and groundbreaking string quartet Methera, Emily's extensive experience in early music (playing with The Dufay Collective, Shakespeare's Globe and at Glyndebourne), and Adrian's knowledge of Eastern European music developed through his highly acclaimed work with Arhai and Horses Brawl. Alma's unique approach to the gems of each tradition result in beautiful and exciting new arrangements, that tantalise and excite the audience. A favourite of the discerning Folk-on-Monday audience, these top-notch musicians form a lively fusion of dazzling fiddle brilliance, highly recommended!"

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker

on Mon, 24 Oct 2016 at Salford The Eagle Inn 7:30pm

Named Best Duo at the 2015 BBC Folk Awards, Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker have risen from the London acoustic circuit to become the most acclaimed new artists on the English folk scene. Their music is characterised by lush chamber ensemble orchestrations and Ben's intricately expressive guitar style, centred on Josienne's exquisite and emotionally affecting voice. Her often devastatingly sad lyrics and the death-laden nature of the traditional songs they interpret are contrasted by a self-deprecating humour that's delighted audiences wherever they've performed, be that on the main stages of the world famous Cambridge Folk Festival or the prestigious Purcell Rooms on the Southbank. They cite Sandy Denny, June Tabor and Nic Jones as influences but theirs is a captivating sound that's all their own. Their most recent album Nothing Can Bring Back The Hour deservedly received five star reviews across the board. The music of Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker is a rare and precious thing. 'Clarke and Walker stand out due to their originalityimpressive stuff' The Guardian

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Pete Coe

on Mon, 24 Oct 2016 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Pete Coe

on Mon, 24 Oct 2016 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

{ £6.60 } buy tickets


John Spiers

on Mon, 24 Oct 2016 at Chesham Folk Club 8:15pm

John Spiers, known in folk circles as Squeezy, is one of the leading squeezebox players of his generation. He is well known for his long-standing partnership with Jon Boden, as Spiers & Boden and his massive contribution to Bellowhead, John has also played with Eliza Carthy's Ratcatchers and a number of folk-dance bands. Now that Bellowhead have come to an end, he has found time to work as a composer and arranger of traditional tunes and to develop his material as solo pieces. He is a fantastic ambassador for Folk Music who is always working to bring the living pulse of traditional English music to as wide an audience as possible.

{ £14.30 } buy tickets


Wille & The Bandits

on Tue, 25 Oct 2016 at Chelmsford The Bassment Club 8:00pm

We are very happy to welcome our good friends back to play in Chelmsford for us Wille and the Bandits are favourites of us all here at Blues in the City and we advise you to get your tickets early as this show wea are sure will be a sell out.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Coope, Boyes & Simpson

on Tue, 25 Oct 2016 at Leicester The Guildhall 7:15pm

{ £15.40 } buy tickets


100 Club Tuesday Blues Presents Cherry White + Linda Em + Tom Ivey Band

on Tue, 25 Oct 2016 at London 100 Club 7:15pm

www.solidentertainments.com/100club

{ £12.10 } buy tickets


Bryan Rooney & Pete Quinn

on Tue, 25 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Part of the 18th Return to Camden Town Festival www.returntocamden.org We are delighted to feature the great Leitrim fiddle player, Bryan Rooney in concert. Bryan was named Musician of the Year in the 2012 TG4 (National Irish TV) Gradam Ceoil Awards. He has lived in London since the late 1960s and is recognised as one of the master fiddlers of his generation. His now classic album, The Godfather, was released in 1999 and was followed in 2002 by Leitrim to London. Bryan's most recent recording, At Complete Ease, an album of duets with the great John Carty, was released in 2011. The hugely popular documentary An Godfather about Bryan's personal and musical journey so far was aired on national Irish TV for the first time in 2014. One of Ireland's leading traditional Irish flute players, Mick Mulvey has established a reputation for good hearty traditional music in the North Connacht style. His musical and ancestral roots are firmly anchored in Leitrim and Galway. Since returning from London in 2006, he has enjoyed something of a renaissance in his music. He has released two solo albums to great critical acclaim Within an Mile O' Jamestown and Bridging the Gap. Mick was a member of the Moylurgh Céilí Band when they became All Ireland Champions in 2013. Both musicians will be accompanied by Pete Quinn on piano. From Liverpool, Pete's performing experience extends from John Cage at the Barbican through jazz fusion at Ronnie Scott's to traditional Irish music at the BBC Proms. Formerly with The London Lasses, he has performed with some of the greats of traditional Irish music, has appeared on numerous recordings and is due to record with his new 4 piece, Artisan Row this year.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Marisa Anderson + Laura Cannell

on Tue, 25 Oct 2016 at London The Forge, Camden 7:00pm

In collaboration with Caught by the River.

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


O'hooley & Tidow

on Tue, 25 Oct 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

We are delighted to welcome back Belinda and Heidi to The Greystones following their phenomenal debut with two sold-out shows with 'Coven' earlier this year. This will be a fantastic evening in support of their new album Shadows Shadows is the new album from 'one of British folk's mightiest combinations' (Mojo); O'Hooley & Tidow. It is the follow up to groundbreaking album The Hum, which earned them a place in Mojo's Top Ten Folk Albums of 2014, a nomination for Best Duo in last year's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, a Top of the World album selection in Songlines Magazine, a five star live review and feature in The Guardian, and an invite to perform at Glastonbury by Billy Bragg.  In between, the duo took time out to self-record and produce Summat's Brewin'; an album that celebrates the 'spirit of the small' whilst exploring the nation's fascination with alcohol, released on their own micro label Hum Records. Walking away from the tried and tested route of a two yearly major record release to self-release a concept album may have seemed a foolish move for a band that were courting so much attention from the national press and BBC Radio 2 and 6. However, for Belinda and Heidi, it was an invaluable opportunity to move into the shadows for a time and explore an alternative path of repose, reflection, listening and sharing, culminating in Shadows.  Shadows conveys the vast expanse of human emotion, from tenderness to sensual melancholy, boundless joy and hope to anger and grief, from dogged determination and grit to the disturbing and deeply unsettling. Under careful consideration are those who live their lives in the dark, whilst others are gently lifted out of the dusk, from Belinda and Heidi's own, deeply personal shadows, to the crimes committed behind closed doors. Made in England shines a light on the contradictions embodied by groups such as UKIP and BNP; where immigration is seen as dangerous and should be halted and Britain should definitely leave the EU, whilst their members devour curries, kebabs and pints of European lager. Oh, the irony. The track also features a special guest vocal from performer and activist; Grace Petrie, with backing vocals by Lady Maisery. Accompanying the duo on Shadows is a selection of highly expressive, sensitive musicians; Pete Flood (Bellowhead) contributes drums, percussion and sampled bicycle sounds, Michele Stodart (Magic Numbers) provides warm, lyrical electric guitar, bass and ebow, while Andy Seward (Kate Rusby Band) offers beautifully fluid double bass lines, Jude Abbott (Chumbawamba) adds sprinkles of trumpet and flugelhorn alongside the deceptively simple, stirring viola playing of BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Rowan Rheingans (Lady Maisery). Not to be missed!! * * * * * - The Guardian 'Formidably brilliant.' - Independent 'Brave, beautiful and full of love.' - Martin Simpson 'In the leading ranks of the new wave of folk music aristocracy.' - Tom Robinson, 6 Music Tickets are available from the venue 12-6pm daily

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Birlinn Jiarg

on Tue, 25 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 9pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ----------------------------------------------- Birlinn Jiarg was brought together by multi-instrumentalist Beccy Hurst to perform the traditional Manx music she grew up with as well as her own compositions. Having performed with various Manx bands and dance teams over the years, Beccy moved to England to study on the Folk Degree at Newcastle University. At the center of Birlinn Jiarg's sound is the combination of Beccy's whistle and concertina playing and the clarinet and flute of Freya Rae (Freya Rae and Louis Bingham, Tom Kitching Band). The unusual combination of low whistle and clarinet was what originally inspired the band's formation and sets Birlinn Jiarg's sound apart from more traditional line-ups. Having performed in a duo with Beccy for a few years, Scottish guitarist and bouzouki player Alasdair Paul (Pons Aelius, Kimber/Paul) was a natural choice for Birlinn Jiarg. Completing the quartet's line-up is bodhránist Callum Younger (Pons Aelius, Trio FCT). Callum and Alasdair have worked together on a variety of projects and their inventive and powerful accompaniment provides a great platform for Beccy's and Freya's melodic interplay.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Cath & Phil Tyler

on Tue, 25 Oct 2016 at Cambridge The Blue Moon 8:00pm

CATH & PHIL TYLER 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 take a simple and elegant approach to making folk music. Their fresh approach to balladry, reworking and reinventing old works from both sides of the Atlantic, makes them essential peers to luminaries such as Alasdair Roberts, Michael Chapman, and Gillian Welch. http://cathandphiltyler.tumblr.com/ HARPOON GROUP Harpoon Group is the alias of Dead Rat Orchestra member Robin Alderton, a sometime sound artist, musician, and fine artist who can be found surrounded by antiquated audio technology: dansettes spinning dubplates, reel to reel recorders flailing, clicking dictaphones, overdubbed cassettes and bust samplers. He creates shifting textural compositions out of field recordings, found sounds and the technology itself, considering the process a form of collage. His performances resonate with ideas of sound recording technology, nostalgia, memory and place - the processes of deterioration, and of the failure of (or grasp for) memory.

{ £6.60 } buy tickets


Crh Music Presents An Evening With Simone Felice

on Tue, 25 Oct 2016 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

Simone Felice is a founding member of internationally acclaimed Catskill Mountain based artists The Felice Brothers, whose early seminal albums remain some of the most influential works of this century's indie-folk revival. Simone has been widely hailed as one of the most gifted songwriter poets of his generation and has recently co-written and produced Bat For Lashes critically acclaimed concept album The Bride, as well as the #1 worldwide hit Cleopatra album by The Lumineers. Join him for his One Man Show, premiering new songs and reimagining classics, in a select handful of intimate setting this Autumn.

{ £17.60 } buy tickets


Ukulele Magic And Mayhem

on Tue, 25 Oct 2016 at Lyme Regis Marine Theatre 7:00pm

A spectacular evening of variety, delivered at high pace by some of the country's (and beyond) finest! Compared by Mike Hind AKA Uncle Elvis, the evening will feature the mesmerising skills of Magicians Tim Smithies and Andy Webster, the wonderful Bluesy tones of Dead Man's Uke, a ukulele and bass combo that plays blues, Americana, old and new covers and Feckless, Fuddle and the Prince, a Ukulele trio, performing folk, rock, classical and comedy in their own quirky way!

{ £15.40 } buy tickets


Ukulele Magic And Mayhem

on Tue, 25 Oct 2016 at Lyme Regis Marine Theatre 7:00pm

A spectacular evening of variety, delivered at high pace by some of the country's (and beyond) finest! Compared by Mike Hind AKA Uncle Elvis, the evening will feature the mesmerising skills of Magicians Tim Smithies and Andy Webster, the wonderful Bluesy tones of Dead Man's Uke, a ukulele and bass combo that plays blues, Americana, old and new covers and Feckless, Fuddle and the Prince, a Ukulele trio, performing folk, rock, classical and comedy in their own quirky way!

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Stick In The Wheel

on Wed, 26 Oct 2016 at Lowdham The Old Ship Inn 7:30pm

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Erin Rae & The Meanwhiles

on Wed, 26 Oct 2016 at Portsmouth The Square Tower 7:00pm

Exclusive House Concert in the beautiful upstairs room of The Square Tower Broad Street Old Portsmouth Hants PO1 2JE Limited strictly to 40 people only! Only our second house concert of the year, but we're simply thrilled honey to be able to present the ridiculously talented Nashville singer / songwriter Erin Rae in one of our rare and always special intimate shows in the lovely upstairs room of the Square Tower. If you've never been to one of these before, then you really are in for a treat, as we limit numbers to 40, you'll be up close and personal with the artist and it's an amazing chance to hear the songs as they were originally conceived. Tickets for these shows normally sell very quickly, so of course we'd always recommend that you get your tickets early! It's simply beautiful! Somewhere between the folk/pop that has emerged from Nashville and across the pond with London's 'new-folk' scene and a classic Americana sound.. Growing up in Jackson, Tennessee, Erin Rae got an early introduction to folk music at home. Her mom and dad were both part-time musicians, playing their own brand of American roots music at churches, county fairs and coffee shops in west Tennessee. Starting as early as five years old, she would join them for a song or two.   Two decades later, she's still spending her time onstage this time as the main act. As the leader of Erin Rae and the Meanwhiles, she walks the line between old-school folk and modern Americana, creating a sound that nods to her influences while pushing ahead toward something new. It's music that breathes, filled with pedal steel, vocal harmonies, acoustic guitar, bright bursts of melody and plenty of space. It's also music that's taken her halfway across the world, with Erin playing shows everywhere from Nashville (her adopted hometown) to Switzerland. Erin Rae has one of those languid, honey-soaked voices that feels much older than its years and wouldn't feel at all out of place among the ladies of Laurel Canyon, if she hadn't been born 40 years too late. In terms of contemporaries Rae could be likened to Laura Marling and, on the male side, Andrew Combs. That's some pretty good company right there! (Bluegrass Station)   Erin and company recorded their full-length debut, Soon Enough, during an inspired two days in west Nashville. The group played live, tracking their parts together to capture the spirit of their concerts. There was no studio wizardry, no click track, no digital enhancement. Instead, the album which Erin co-produced with Michael Rinne, Rodney Crowell's touring bassist serves as a gorgeous, no-frills Polaroid of Erin Rae and Meanwhiles' sound, a sound they've been sharpening ever since the release of the Crazy Talk EP in 2010.   During the five years that separate CrazyTalk from Soon Enough, a lot of life was lived. Erin's songs tackle all of it: the changes, challenges and celebrations that come with a life dedicated to art. There are songs that deal with mental illness. Songs that deal with the importance of staying present. Songs inspired by childhood, adulthood and all the lovers and co-conspirators you meet in between. The present wouldn't be possible without the past. Released in September 2015, Soon Enough bridges the gap between the two, taking its inspiration from both places. This is new music for old souls. With a voice that swoons and soothes, Erin Rae makes smooth-edged music. Her arrangements, anchored by pedal steel guitar and the steady strum of an acoustic guitar, may be rooted in modern day indie-folk, but the songs themselves rustle up comparisons to Joni Mitchell and Jackson Browne (Rolling Stone, Americana Music Fest Must See Acts)

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


False Lights

on Wed, 26 Oct 2016 at Biddulph Town Hall 7:30pm

{ £14.30 } buy tickets


Coope, Boyes And Simpson

on Wed, 26 Oct 2016 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Inlay

on Wed, 26 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Folklore presents..... Inlay + support Offering something for all tastes in folk, Inlay are a forward thinking quartet based in Norwich. With the aid of fiddle, banjo, guitar and accordion they blend traditional material with self-penned compositions. Inlay have been delighting audiences at venues across the UK as well as regular appearances at some of the country's leading Folk festivals. We are currently looking to fill some dates in early April 2016 and are booking up for dates in the summer and October 2016. Inlay is a very impressive debut album with a visionary take on what folk music can be and where it might go. ~ R2 - Rock 'n' Reel ★★★★ Something for the traditionalist, something for the modernist - and something for you. ~ Bright Young Folk Forward thinking four piece produce a full bodied sound for their energetic and enterprising own compositions that preserve traditional influences within a fluid, evolving musical landscape. ~ fRoots Touching and rather beautiful modern folk. ~ Timeout

{ £7.70 } buy tickets


Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra - Live At The Lighthouse

on Wed, 26 Oct 2016 at Walmer The Lighthouse 7:00pm

Rob Heron & the Tea Pad Orchestra are one of the hardest working bands in the UK roots circuit. With thousands of touring miles under their belts, they have earned themselves a sizeable fan base in the UK, Europe and beyond. Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, they play their own brand of Western Swing, Blues, Gypsy Jazz and Country, or North Eastern Swing as they've coined it. Their style is more eclectic than most, influenced by early 20th century American music, with the addition of razor-sharp solos, great arrangements and original songs; their music harks back to a golden age whilst staying perfectly modern. The songs are penned by Rob Heron, a crazy fool for country music and a full time dandy-cowboy. His songs are full of character, satire, and good old fashion hollerin'. The band, a hot six-piece, features Ben Fitzgerald (guitar), Tom Cronin (mandolin), Colin Nicholson (accordion), Ted Harbot (double bass) and Paul Archibald (drums). Their debut album, 'Money Isn't Everything', caused a sensation when it was released in 2012, winning a host of rave reviews many of them 5-star. Their second album, Talk About The Weather (released July 7th 2014) is also gathering some notable radio play and reviews. The best way to experience Rob Heron & the Tea Pad Orchestra is at a live show!

{ £7.70 } buy tickets


Furnace Mountain

on Thu, 27 Oct 2016 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Furnace Mountain (ethno-Appalachian roots music from Virginia) are Aimee Curl (vocals & double bass); Morgan Morrison (vocals, bouzouki & guitar); David Van Deventer - a.k.a. Fiddlin' Dave (fiddle) and Danny Knicely (mandolin). "Gorgeous" (Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2); "Furnace Mountain are a truly exceptional group and deserve to be in the upper tier of American roots groups" (Rachel Devine, Rock and Reel (R2) Magazine). "First Class!" (fRoots magazine). See http://www.furnacemountain.com/ - Doors open 7.30 for an 8pm start.

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Furnace Mountain

on Thu, 27 Oct 2016 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Furnace Mountain (ethno-Appalachian roots music from Virginia) are Aimee Curl (vocals & double bass); Morgan Morrison (vocals, bouzouki & guitar); David Van Deventer - a.k.a. Fiddlin' Dave (fiddle) and Danny Knicely (mandolin). "Gorgeous" (Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2); "Furnace Mountain are a truly exceptional group and deserve to be in the upper tier of American roots groups" (Rachel Devine, Rock and Reel (R2) Magazine). "First Class!" (fRoots magazine). See http://www.furnacemountain.com/ - Doors open 7.30 for an 8pm start.

{ £6.60 } buy tickets


Phillip Henry And Hannah Martin Duo

on Thu, 27 Oct 2016 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Winners of 2014's BBC Radio Two Folk Award for Best Duo, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, have come a long way on their journey. In 2009, Phillip, one of the UK's finest slide guitarists and harmonica players, moved into a tent in south Devon. He had just returned from studying Indian classical guitar in Calcutta with world expert Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya. He had his tent, his car, and a five year plan to earn a living through his music. Playing in alt-folk outfit The Roots Union, he met Devonian fiddle-singer Hannah Martin, and the pair instantly recognised a very powerful musical connection. When the band ended, they continued as a duo, playing all over the country, from Glastonbury festival to busking sessions on the seafront at Sidmouth Folk Week. It was during one of these busking stints that they were spotted in an encounter with Steve Knightley (Show Of Hands) that now goes down in folk legend. Recognising the potential of Henry and Martin's partnership, Knightley invited them to accompany Show Of Hands on a nationwide tour, culminating with a show at the Royal Albert Hall at Easter 2012. The pair's first album, Singing The Bones, was released in 2011 to warm praise, "I was completely knocked out by this duo...just a terrific album...absolutely great, wonderful" (BBC Radio Two). Constant touring followed, including an Arts Council funded tour of south west arts centres in autumn 2012. The duo went on to win "Best Folk Act" at the 2012 South West Music Awards, and began 2013 by being voted "Best Duo" by the public at the Spiral Awards. Their second studio album, Mynd, was released to great acclaim in September 2013, appearing in end of year best-ofs for The Guardian, The Telegraph, fRoots Critics Poll, Mark Radcliffe's Radio Two Top Ten, and Songlines. They were voted Best Duo at the Radio Two Folk Awards almost exactly five years since Phillip sat in his tent and made his five year plan! The last 18 months have been their busiest to date. They recorded a concert, Live In Calstock, to make a record of their sound during these initial years; the resulting album once again went down a storm with the critics, "utterly inspired and magnificent" (Spiral Earth). They toured with folk legend Seth Lakeman. They attended Folk Alliance in Kansas City, and bookings for Canada and Australia in 2016 swiftly followed. As well as around 130 UK dates, they have also played in South Africa, France, Norway, Japan, The Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium during this period. Watershed, Henry and Martin's keenly anticipated third studio album, is their most emotionally charged, personal and pertinent work to date. A collection of 12 inspired original songs and tunes, recorded live with The Watershed Band in Devon's Blackdown Hills, it centres around the idea of turning points. Moving away from the historical figures and events that peopled their highly acclaimed previous album Mynd they explore the idea of a modern folk tale - drawing on personal experience to create edgier, grittier material whilst retaining an 'everyman' empathy. Kith and kin inspire many of the tracks, from foundlings to mill workers, all bonded by a theme of split second decisions and forked paths that shape sliding door destinies. The alchemy of Martin's ever evocative songwriting, fiddle and banjo playing and the much extolled skills of Henry on dobro, harmonica and lap steel fuse into a wholly distinctive world sound - songs of lament, tunes of hope, and totally unpredictable twist and turn music, burgeoning with deft double bass from Matt Downer (Jamie Smith's Mabon) and the textured percussion of James Taylor. A mesmerising release to further endorse the reputation of a duo who have deservedly gained a rapid and sure foothold in the higher echelons of the roots genre. "Subtle, atmospheric... Bravely original" - Robin Denselow, The Guardian **** "Keen, curious and concerned intellects are at work here. Hannah Martin is an enthralling singer; Phillip Henry plays all manner of guitars and the harmonica, terrifically." - Julian May, Songlines ***** Top of the World album "Rich and complex - there is something of June Tabor about Hannah's vocal performance - a voice that is strong and flexible and which, coupled with Phillip's instrumental virtuosity, suggests we're hearing stars of the future" - Dai Jeffries, R2 **** "This duo has a combination of virtuosity, intensity and charisma that merits a slot on much bigger stages" John L. Walters, 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 **** www.philliphenryandhannahmartin.co.uk

{ £13.75 } buy tickets


Merry Hell At The Miller

on Thu, 27 Oct 2016 at London The Miller 7:30pm

Merry Hell return to The Miller, playing a big selection of existing favourites and songs from the upcoming NEW ALBUM.

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Steve Forbert

on Thu, 27 Oct 2016 at London Nell's Jazz and Blues 7:00pm

{ £19.25 } buy tickets


Brooke Sharkey 'wandering Heart' Album Launch

on Thu, 27 Oct 2016 at London Jazz Café 7:00pm

London singer/songwriter Brooke Sharkey launches her new album 'Wandering heart' written in French and English. Introspective songs adorned with emotional vocals and sliding instruments and unique rhythms create a tense air of melancholy that few others can master so simply and so elegantly. 'She's sure to stop you in your tracksReally is so beautiful' Radio 6 - Mary Anne Hobbs

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Brooke Sharkey 'wandering Heart' Album Launch

on Thu, 27 Oct 2016 at London Jazz Café 7:00pm

London singer/songwriter Brooke Sharkey launches her new album 'Wandering heart' written in French and English. Introspective songs adorned with emotional vocals and sliding instruments and unique rhythms create a tense air of melancholy that few others can master so simply and so elegantly. 'She's sure to stop you in your tracksReally is so beautiful' Radio 6 - Mary Anne Hobbs

{ £9.90 } buy tickets


Rob Corcoran & The Necessary Evils + Kelley Mcrae

on Thu, 27 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Rob Corcoran and the Necessary Evils is a coming-together of Irish troubadour Rob Corcoran's 'heartfelt' songs energised and enriched by his alt-country super-group, The Necessary Evils, whose members include Lyle Zimmerman (Bouzouki, Mandolin) Basia Bartz (Violin) Jamie Shaw (Drums) and Anna Robinson (Bass and backing vocals). Steeped in the influence of American folk and roots music, served up with his own Dublin turn of phrase. I implore you check him out, don't let me down, because this guy is rather special. Americana UK 9/10 "From the moment he steps on stage, Corcoran perspires authenticity in that fluent way that a hundred record execs have tried and failed to manufacture". Anne Frankenstein: Resonance FM (UK) ----- Kelley McRae grew up in Mississippi but called Brooklyn home for years before teaming up with guitarist Matt Castelein in 2011, when the husband and wife duo traded in their NYC apartment for a VW camper van and hit the road full time. Thousands of miles and hundreds of shows later, they have toured coast to coast in the US, played to packed rooms across Europe, sold-out the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, and continue to build a passionate and dedicated following on the strength of their live performances. Drawing comparisons to Lucinda Williams and Gillian Welch, the duo's music is wide ranging - comprising haunting ballads, tender love songs, and energetic guitar driven songs full of hope. The legendary German film director Wim Wenders told the San Francisco Chronicle that Kelley's songs move him to tears. BBC Radio host and tastemaker Bob Harris calls the songs 'brilliant.' Paste Magazine's 4 Star review raves that Kelley moves effortlessly from the mournful tones of the plantation to the celebratory swing of the saloon, from songs of loss and decay to hymns of love and grace. Her new album, The Wayside, released April 7th, 2016, explores the rugged, unfolding experience of life on the road. McRae's vision is completed by co-writer, guitarist and husband Matt Castelein, whose distinctive guitar work and vocal harmonies add nuance and energy to the album.

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Lady Maisery Cd Launch

on Thu, 27 Oct 2016 at London The Bedford 7:30pm

In an English folk scene currently bursting with bold and innovative folk music, vocal trio Lady Maisery shine brightly. With their unique approach to harmony singing and thoughtful and striking arrangements of both traditional repertoire and original compositions, Hazel Askew, Hannah James and Rowan Rheingans harness and celebrate their united voice. Whether unearthing a feminist twist hidden in a traditional tale, delivering a poignant anti-war ballad, or showcasing their immense multi-instrumental talents in original compositions that draw on a myriad of musical influences, Lady Maisery are skilful explorers of the power, beauty and vitality of song. Over the last five years, the trio have toured widely, performing sell-out shows across the UK and Europe. Underpinning every performance are Lady Maisery's distinctive harmonies: sometimes lush and rich, sometimes dark and invigorating, they intertwine with assured precision. The trio are also one of the foremost English proponents of mouth music, or diddling once common in England, and still found across parts of southern and northern Europe, this form of singing without words is a perfect showcase for their sheer musicality. Each also an accomplished instrumentalist, many songs are expertly accompanied by a rich tapestry of Rowan's fiddle, banjo and bansitar, Hazel's harp and concertina and Hannah's accordion and foot percussion. Since the release of their debut album in 2011, 'Weave and Spin' (named Album of the Week by the Independent newspaper), Lady Maisery have attracted substantial attention, including being nominated for the Horizon Award at the 2012 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and regularly appearing live on national radio. Their second album 'Mayday' (2013), a darker and more politically coloured record, cemented their growing reputation as a truly unique band on the English folk scene, with five star reviews from the likes of The Financial Times newspaper, music critics called it an album full of ideas, purpose and urgencypowerful, enthralling work (Songlines). Their hotly anticipated third album will be released in Summer 2016. Lady Maisery's members are all highly respected performers in their own right: Hannah James is currently touring her first solo show 'Jigdoll' and also plays in folk legend Maddy Prior's trio '3 for Joy'; Rowan Rheingans is half of the critically acclaimed duo The Rheingans Sisters and also plays with BBC Folk Singer of the Year Nancy Kerr's Sweet Visitor Band; and Hazel Askew is well known as a musician and singer in award winning duo Askew Sisters and the early music group The Artisans. All three are also key members of the English/Scottish supergroup 'Songs of Separation' whose debut album and stunning premiere at Celtic Connections festival pushed them straight into the indie album charts top 20 in January 2016 - a very rare accolade British folk!

{ £15.40 } buy tickets


Mawkin @ Jericho Tavern

on Thu, 27 Oct 2016 at Oxford Jericho Tavern 7:30pm

In 2015 Mawkin delivered their self-produced and critically acclaimed album 'The Ties That Bind'. Their 'unapologetically energetic' approach and DIY ethic surprised critics, fans and welcomed new audience members describing them as a 'modern day Fairport'. With a host of rebel rousing folk songs and instrumentals the band modernise traditional folk material with their own touch and have since excited audiences with their artillery of loud, boisterous, foot stomping live sets. Critics of the album suggested that Mawkin might fill the 'Bellowhead shaped hole' so it seemed only natural to support them on their farewell tour of 2016 amongst a flurry of key festivals and UK tour dates. The band members have a wealth of other musical experience between them with brothers David and James's involvement with Eliza Carthy and Norma Waterson, Jim Moray, Topette!, and the two providing stand-in support for members of Bellowhead. Nick Cooke is Kate Rusby and False Lights' melodeon player, is a professional mastering engineer and has worked with some of the most iconic producers in our lifetime. Lee Richardson, who's former background was in dance music, is an award winning producer of TV, advertising and trailer music. The band's line-up is: James Delarre: Vocals, Violin David Delarre: Vocals, Guitar Nick Cooke: Melodeon Danny Crump: Bass Lee Richardson: Drums 'Masculine, Muscular Folk Quintet' - The Independent 'A Gutsy re-working of Traditional Songs' - The Guardian 'Unconditionally Mighty' - MOJO 'Invigorating, Highly Inventive' Q Magazine 'Unapologetically Energetic' Songlines Magazine 'A wholly edgier version of folk' - Cambridge News

{ £16.50 } buy tickets


Mawkin @ Jericho Tavern

on Thu, 27 Oct 2016 at Oxford Jericho Tavern 7:30pm

In 2015 Mawkin delivered their self-produced and critically acclaimed album 'The Ties That Bind'. Their 'unapologetically energetic' approach and DIY ethic surprised critics, fans and welcomed new audience members describing them as a 'modern day Fairport'. With a host of rebel rousing folk songs and instrumentals the band modernise traditional folk material with their own touch and have since excited audiences with their artillery of loud, boisterous, foot stomping live sets. Critics of the album suggested that Mawkin might fill the 'Bellowhead shaped hole' so it seemed only natural to support them on their farewell tour of 2016 amongst a flurry of key festivals and UK tour dates. The band members have a wealth of other musical experience between them with brothers David and James's involvement with Eliza Carthy and Norma Waterson, Jim Moray, Topette!, and the two providing stand-in support for members of Bellowhead. Nick Cooke is Kate Rusby and False Lights' melodeon player, is a professional mastering engineer and has worked with some of the most iconic producers in our lifetime. Lee Richardson, who's former background was in dance music, is an award winning producer of TV, advertising and trailer music. The band's line-up is: James Delarre: Vocals, Violin David Delarre: Vocals, Guitar Nick Cooke: Melodeon Danny Crump: Bass Lee Richardson: Drums 'Masculine, Muscular Folk Quintet' - The Independent 'A Gutsy re-working of Traditional Songs' - The Guardian 'Unconditionally Mighty' - MOJO 'Invigorating, Highly Inventive' Q Magazine 'Unapologetically Energetic' Songlines Magazine 'A wholly edgier version of folk' - Cambridge News

{ £7.70 } buy tickets


Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby

on Thu, 27 Oct 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

As we know from their previous visits, this pairing of former Strawbs guitarist Brian with US singer-songwriter Cathryn produces some outstanding music, melding folk-rock influences with American country and roots. Their anglicised Americana blurs musical boundaries with intricately crafted songs about real life experiences, helped along by engaging stage presence and chat.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby

on Thu, 27 Oct 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

As we know from their previous visits, this pairing of former Strawbs guitarist Brian with US singer-songwriter Cathryn produces some outstanding music, melding folk-rock influences with American country and roots. Their anglicised Americana blurs musical boundaries with intricately crafted songs about real life experiences, helped along by engaging stage presence and chat.

{ £9.90 } buy tickets


Btgr @ The Haberdashery

on Thu, 27 Oct 2016 at London The Haberdashery 7:15pm

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

{ £15.40 } buy tickets


Btgr @ The Haberdashery

on Thu, 27 Oct 2016 at London The Haberdashery 7:15pm

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

{ £6.60 } buy tickets


Tim Easton (usa)

on Thu, 27 Oct 2016 at Poole Victoria School 7:30am

Nashville based Tim Easton visits us on the first date on his American Fork UK tour.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


The Gerry Colvin Band

on Thu, 27 Oct 2016 at Uxbridge RNA 7:00pm

His on-stage performance combines Frank Sinatra, Lee Evans and Johnny Cash! Genius, madcap, maverick and a lot, lot, more Performance starts 8:00pm. Doors open for drinks at reasonable prices from 7:00pm

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


The Gerry Colvin Band

on Thu, 27 Oct 2016 at Uxbridge RNA 7:00pm

His on-stage performance combines Frank Sinatra, Lee Evans and Johnny Cash! Genius, madcap, maverick and a lot, lot, more Performance starts 8:00pm. Doors open for drinks at reasonable prices from 7:00pm

{ £4.40 } buy tickets


John Spiers

on Fri, 28 Oct 2016 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:00pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from John Spiers, plus a set from each of the support acts. * Concessionary tickets are for the unwaged (ie no paid employment) - proof required at the door on the night. Please note that we have an allocation of ten concessionary online tickets for each of our concerts - first come first served! * Tickets on the door (where still available) will be priced at £13/11 * Mix of row seats and standing room. * Seats are not reserved, and a ticket may not always guarantee a seat, although there will be standing room. IF HAVING A SEAT IS ESSENTIAL TO YOU, PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ARE THERE WHEN THE DOOR OPENS AT 7PM, AS THE ROOM FILLS UP QUICKLY FOR POPULAR CONCERTS. We will not be able to bring in extra seats. * Children are welcome provided they sit quietly without disturbing other members of the audience. If you are unsure about this, please contact us before buying tickets for children. * Food and real ale available! Please note that you will not be able to eat in the ballroom where the concert is held, although once the doors open you may reserve a seat in the ballroom and then eat elsewhere. If you wish to eat, please ensure that you arrive in plenty of time to order and eat your food. * For more information or to contact the Goose please see our website www.thegooseisout.com

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


John Spiers

on Fri, 28 Oct 2016 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:00pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from John Spiers, plus a set from each of the support acts. * Concessionary tickets are for the unwaged (ie no paid employment) - proof required at the door on the night. Please note that we have an allocation of ten concessionary online tickets for each of our concerts - first come first served! * Tickets on the door (where still available) will be priced at £13/11 * Mix of row seats and standing room. * Seats are not reserved, and a ticket may not always guarantee a seat, although there will be standing room. IF HAVING A SEAT IS ESSENTIAL TO YOU, PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ARE THERE WHEN THE DOOR OPENS AT 7PM, AS THE ROOM FILLS UP QUICKLY FOR POPULAR CONCERTS. We will not be able to bring in extra seats. * Children are welcome provided they sit quietly without disturbing other members of the audience. If you are unsure about this, please contact us before buying tickets for children. * Food and real ale available! Please note that you will not be able to eat in the ballroom where the concert is held, although once the doors open you may reserve a seat in the ballroom and then eat elsewhere. If you wish to eat, please ensure that you arrive in plenty of time to order and eat your food. * For more information or to contact the Goose please see our website www.thegooseisout.com

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Mawkin

on Fri, 28 Oct 2016 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

One of brit-folks brightest new guns: a blistering 5-piece band fusing folk, blues and rock. On the cutting edge of the contemporary music scene with all the verve and mystique of ancient folk music traditions from across the globe. Rousing songs of rebellion are sung by brothers David Delarre (Eliza Carthy, Tred) and fiddler James Delarre (Saul Rose & James Delarre, Topette) all underpinned by the virtuosic bellowing of Nick Cooke's melodeon (Kate Rusby, Jim Moray) and a solid rhythm section with Danny Crump on Bass and Lee Richardson (Diverted, Extreme Music) on Drums. **** Invigorating, Highly Inventive Q Magazine **** Unapologetically Energetic Songlines Magazine **** Gutsy, Impressive, Exquisite The Guardian http://www.mawkin.co.uk Twitter: @therealmawkin http://www.facebook.com/therealmawkin

{ £16.50 } buy tickets


False Lights

on Fri, 28 Oct 2016 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

It was only a matter of time. A late night bar conversation between Sam Carter and Jim Moray (both BBC Folk Award winners in their own right) concluded in the forming of a gleefully raucous guitar band that plays traditional songs and tunes, without committing the sins of the past. False Lights are a folk rock group, formed in the spirit of the genre's late-'60s originators but informed by the music of Sam and Jim's far more recent youth. It felt to them that no one had updated the template. False Lights owe as much to Radiohead as they do to Fairport Convention. False Lights made their live debut headlining Suffolk's Folk East festival in 2014. By then the band had expanded from a drunken notion into a line-up that boasts not only Carter and Moray on vocals and guitars but also Nick Cooke from the Kate Rusby band on melodeon, Tom Moore from Moore, Moss Rutter on violin, Jon Thorne from Lamb on bass, and Sam's long serving drummer Sam Nadel. A dream list of musicians making a fantastic racket. Fans of Sam and Jim's often sombre solo work might be surprised by their stated intention to make False Lights a joyful spectacle. But that's immediately evident when they perform. This is a turn-it-up-to-eleven-and-throw-yourself-about-your-dad's-garage kind of group. Folk songs you can jump to. The songs that make up False Lights' debut LP Salvor came together during a week-long log cabin retreat in Lincolnshire. Child ballad The Wife Of Usher's Well, a traditional Scottish tale of grief, is set to a new tune from the American shapenote tradition, with a nod to US superproducer Timbaland. There are echoes of Queens Of The Stone Age too. And that's just the first track. Feedback and melodeons run into each other on the broadside ballad Skewball, while the dancefloor's durability is challenged with an assault on Sam McGrady's The Charlesworth Hornpipe. Closing the record is Tennyson's Crossing The Bar, a hymn to life (set to music by Rani Arbo) which goes out in a blaze of horns and samba percussion. Both the band name and the album title were inspired by Bella Bathurst's 2005 novel The Wreckers which tells of 18th-century scavengers using false lights to wreck ships and salvage the contents. No member of False Lights has ever knowingly wrecked a ship and salvaged the contents. False Lights isn't simply a side project or a one-off collaboration by two of English folk music's most popular young singers. Jim Moray and Sam Carter have formed a brand new folk rock group. And they're really bloody excited about it.

{ £15.40 } buy tickets


Edwina Hayes Concert

on Fri, 28 Oct 2016 at Water Yeat Village Hall 7:30pm

Cabaret Style seating - no bar - bring your own treats & tipples 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 shows for Jools Holland and Van Morrison . 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'.

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Robyn Hitchcock

on Fri, 28 Oct 2016 at Shrewsbury The Morris Hall 7:30pm

{ £16.50 } buy tickets


Babajack - Multi-award Winning Original Blues Band

on Fri, 28 Oct 2016 at Abingdon The Northcourt;;' 7:30pm

To call Babajack a Blues band is accurate but is completely underselling them by far. This band takes the Blues by the scruff of the neck and drags it into the 21st Century. Sometimes they caress it, sometimes they cajole it, other times they make no bones about it and wring it's bleedin' neck but always, always with a love and a complete honouring of the traditions of the genre. It's truly refreshing to find a band that have really pushed the boundaries of the blues. Their track record is there for all to see and second to none in recent times. Lead vocalist Becky Tate has won instrumentalist of the year three times at the British Blues Awards including this year (2015). Trevor Steger who delivers a unique guitar and harp combination finds himself the 2015 runner up in Harmonica Player of The Year...no mean feat at all when the likes of Paul Lamb is around. Their last album Running Man saw them add bass player Adam Bertinshaw and Drummer/percussionist Tosh Murase and the change broke them to a wider audience. The album was a complete success and won awards in its own right. A new album is expected to coincide with their arrival at the Northcourt so make sure that you don't miss what will be our second album launch for superb British bands.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Mórga

on Fri, 28 Oct 2016 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

As part of the 18th Return to Camden Town Festival of traditional Irish music, song and dance, Kings Place will be hosting a concert featuring highly regarded four piece band, Mórga plus support. Band members are: David Munnelly (accordion), Danny Diamond (fiddle), Jonas Fromseier (banjo/ bouzouki) and Domenic Keogh (bodhran). Energy, passion, respect and fun are four words that sum up the musical mission statement behind Mórga. Four friends, all virtuoso musicians, on a mission to bring together the wild energy of the Irish-American dance bands of the roaring 20s, the sound of the Irish traditional music revival of the 70s, and the excitement of the best pub session imaginable. Growing out of the rich Galway music scene, Mórga (Irish for majestic) was formed in 2008. Since then Mórga have toured extensively, appearing at highly respected festivals throughout Ireland and Europe, as well as on Irish television and radio. Mórga's second album For the Sake of Auld Decency was released in 2014. It is a raucous celebration of the band members' musical roots and influences.

{ £13.50 } buy tickets


Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker

on Fri, 28 Oct 2016 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Luke Jackson

on Fri, 28 Oct 2016 at East Grinstead Upstairs at the Dorset Arms 7:30pm

The highly talented Luke Jackson makes a very welcome return to The Dorset Arms this Oct.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Nordic Fiddlers Bloc

on Fri, 28 Oct 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Please note: this event starts at 8pm 'The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc' comprise three master fiddle players from three different and very distinctive Nordic regions. Kevin Henderson (Fiddlers' Bid, Boys of the Lough' and 'Session A9) hails from Shetland; Olav Luksengard Mjelva is an award winning fiddle player from Norway and Anders Hall is an acclaimed exponent of the Swedish fiddle tradition. Their combined playing skilfully weaves the many components of their three musical cultures and traditions together in a hugely atmospheric and dynamic fashion, all laced through with liberal helpings of humour for good measure.

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Nordic Fiddlers Bloc

on Fri, 28 Oct 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Please note: this event starts at 8pm 'The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc' comprise three master fiddle players from three different and very distinctive Nordic regions. Kevin Henderson (Fiddlers' Bid, Boys of the Lough' and 'Session A9) hails from Shetland; Olav Luksengard Mjelva is an award winning fiddle player from Norway and Anders Hall is an acclaimed exponent of the Swedish fiddle tradition. Their combined playing skilfully weaves the many components of their three musical cultures and traditions together in a hugely atmospheric and dynamic fashion, all laced through with liberal helpings of humour for good measure.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Nordic Fiddlers Bloc

on Fri, 28 Oct 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Please note: this event starts at 8pm Please note this event starts at 8pm. The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc' comprise three master fiddle players from three different and very distinctive Nordic regions. Kevin Henderson (Fiddlers' Bid, Boys of the Lough' and 'Session A9) hails from Shetland; Olav Luksengard Mjelva is an award winning fiddle player from Norway and Anders Hall is an acclaimed exponent of the Swedish fiddle tradition. Their combined playing skilfully weaves the many components of their three musical cultures and traditions together in a hugely atmospheric and dynamic fashion, all laced through with liberal helpings of humour for good measure.

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


The James Brothers

on Fri, 28 Oct 2016 at Guildford Institute 7:30pm

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). 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). Jamie has been sighted on fiddle, whistle and guitar next to the likes of Sharon Shannon, Beth Nielson Chapman and Jerry Douglas. 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.

{ £9.90 } buy tickets


The James Brothers

on Fri, 28 Oct 2016 at Guildford Institute 7:30pm

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). 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). Jamie has been sighted on fiddle, whistle and guitar next to the likes of Sharon Shannon, Beth Nielson Chapman and Jerry Douglas. 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.

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Andy Irvine At Doncaster Catholic Club

on Fri, 28 Oct 2016 at Doncaster Catholic Club 7:30pm

www.andyirvine.com This man has done it all in Irish music. Long time member of Irish supergroup Planxty... It's as vital to see an Andy Irvine performance now as it ever was.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Andy Irvine At Doncaster Catholic Club

on Fri, 28 Oct 2016 at Doncaster Catholic Club 7:30pm

www.andyirvine.com This man has done it all in Irish music. Long time member of Irish supergroup Planxty... It's as vital to see an Andy Irvine performance now as it ever was.

{ £0.00 } buy tickets


Acoustic Haven - Brooke Sharkey, Adam Beattie, October 28th 2016

on Fri, 28 Oct 2016 at Totnes St Johns Church 6:30pm

Acoustic Haven is back with a great line-up for 2016. September 30th 2016 BROOKE SHARKEY live with her band and touring her new album. She has the voice of an angel and depth of an ocean. Top musician. Supported by the 'Incredibly Beautiful' ADAM BEATTIE (Mary Anne Hobs - Radio 6)... exquisite song-writer with a massive heart, excellent lyrics, and sweet sweet sound. Doors open 6.30pm. Arrive early to best enjoy the night. Cafe with organic soup, home-made cakes, fresh baked bread, beer, and wine. A one-of-a-kind gathering, raising funds and awareness for two local land-based projects. The Hillyfield woodland farm on Dartmoor, and The Living Projects.

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Acoustic Haven - Brooke Sharkey, Adam Beattie, October 28th 2016

on Fri, 28 Oct 2016 at Totnes St Johns Church 6:30pm

Acoustic Haven is back with a great line-up for 2016. September 30th 2016 BROOKE SHARKEY live with her band and touring her new album. She has the voice of an angel and depth of an ocean. Top musician. Supported by the 'Incredibly Beautiful' ADAM BEATTIE (Mary Anne Hobs - Radio 6)... exquisite song-writer with a massive heart, excellent lyrics, and sweet sweet sound. Doors open 6.30pm. Arrive early to best enjoy the night. Cafe with organic soup, home-made cakes, fresh baked bread, beer, and wine. A one-of-a-kind gathering, raising funds and awareness for two local land-based projects. The Hillyfield woodland farm on Dartmoor, and The Living Projects.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Lady Nade

on Fri, 28 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Lady Nade has been described as having A voice that speaks of long-lost jazz clubs, weaving blues into soul, jazz into folk and country into gospel with a poise that belies her age... (Bristol24/7 Magazine). She will be performing an exclusive album set accompanied by her talented band. Absolutely Lovely Dermot O'Leary, BBC Radio 2 Whatever the aliment Lady Nade is the cure Sam Bonham, BBC Introducing

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


New Roots Presents: Ma Polaine's Great Decline

on Fri, 28 Oct 2016 at London 14 Bacon Street 7:30pm

Doors open 7.30 pm. Music from 8.30 pm. Nearest tube Liverpool Street, 10 mins walk. Nearest train station Shoreditch High St, 3 mins walk. Ma Polaine's Great Decline play a highly potent mix of rhythm and blues and country soul with flavours of gypsy jazz, vaudeville and music hall, all performed with a focused intensity- think 40's rea Billie Holiday transplanted to Tom Waits 'Sworfishtrombones'. Singer Beth Packer moves between double bass, accordion and harmonica, with partner Clinton Hough on electric or acoustic guitar (and an occasional percussive foot), all accompanying Packer's extraordinarhy voice- at times powerful, poignant, snesitive and always deeply soulful. ★★★★★ '...the singer's compelling and never overplayed delivery gives this set its sustained, just-under-the surface intensity". Roots Music Report ★★★★ '....an intangible element peculiar to themselves" R2 Magazine 'The icing on the cake is their vocalist. Stunning singer Beth Packer is someone to get to know" .8/10 Blues and Soul magazine ★★★★ "an utterly compelling soundscape" Northern Sky Magazine '...like some new wonderful step in evolution, an album of great warmth and heroic concealment"....the most complete and uniquely enjoyable of the year so far'. 9.5/10 Liverpool Sound And Vision Gabriella Romano (Ella & The Blisters), Matt Jackson and Evie O'Driscoll ) come together as a sweet country blues vocal, guitar and stand-up bass trio trio performing their own originals and a handful of well chosen iconic classics from some of the giants of the country-folk world. Expect deliciously simple and sweet old school rhythmic songs with strong melody lines and heartfelt vocal harmony.

{ £9.35 } buy tickets


Helter Skelter With Seas Of Mirth + Baton Bleu

on Fri, 28 Oct 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of Gypsy, Punk, Nautical Folk, World Rhythms & Blues at Jamboree... Nautical rockers Seas Of Mirth have been causing quite the ruckus at shows and festivals across UK and Europe for the last five years or so. A nine-strong crew with a varying sound incorporating folk instrumentation, prog-rock silliness, worldly rhythms and bizarre sea-based song concepts. Seas of Mirth have played Glastonbury Festival, Secret Garden Party, Boomtown Fair, the main stage at Beat Herder Festival, Bearded Theory, Alchemy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe and a barrel-full of other summer shindigs. Their new album "Hark, The Headland Approacheth" came out this summer on Nottingham's I'm Not From London label. Think Utterly bizarre thoroughly entertaining The Monograph Not your typical sea-shanty inspired band. Their combination of gypsy and punk laced folk will go down a storm at any festival Folk Radio UK It was okay! The mayor of Matlock Baton Bleu are a sweet neo-blues/folk duo from Rennes, France.

{ £7.70 } buy tickets


Lisa Doscher, Return Home

on Fri, 28 Oct 2016 at Wantage The Beacon 7:00pm

Unwind with an hour listening to the beautiful voice of American singer-songwriter, Lisa Doscher. Singing compositions from her recent album, Returning Home, Lisa weaves together evocative acoustic arrangements with modern rhythms. Don't be surprised if Lisa uses the audience as a harmony or even a beat-box. An immersive experience in the power of song and a great way to start the weekend. Young people under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Event time:7pm - approx 8.10pm Wantage (not just) Betjeman Literary Festival Charity Registration Number 1165315

{ £7.00 } buy tickets


Jimmy Crowley

on Fri, 28 Oct 2016 at London The King & Queen 7:30pm

JIMMY CROWLEY, legendary singer and bouzouki player, the VOICE OF CORK, plays a rare London gig featuring CORK URBAN BALLADS at this intimate venue, the historic King & Queen pub in Fitzrovia, with supporting band and floor spots at this long running folk club. Presented in association with Return to Camden, www.returntocamden.org. Runs 8-11pm, doors 7.30. Adm .£10, concs and members £8. VENUE KING & QUEEN, 1 Foley Street W1W 6DL www.mustradclub.co.uk

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Jimmy Crowley

on Fri, 28 Oct 2016 at London The King & Queen 7:30pm

JIMMY CROWLEY, legendary singer and bouzouki player, the VOICE OF CORK, plays a rare London gig featuring CORK URBAN BALLADS at this intimate venue, the historic King & Queen pub in Fitzrovia, with supporting band and floor spots at this long running folk club. Presented in association with Return to Camden, www.returntocamden.org. Runs 8-11pm, doors 7.30. Adm .£10, concs and members £8. VENUE KING & QUEEN, 1 Foley Street W1W 6DL www.mustradclub.co.uk

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Steve Ashley Concert At Jellyfish

on Fri, 28 Oct 2016 at Buckfastleigh Jellyfish Productions 7:00pm

"One of the finest singer-songwriters in Britain" (Melody Maker) "...an extraordinary gift for creating material of true folk quality" (Daily Telegraph) "...a quiet survivor of the English music scene...his songs are worth the wait" (The Guardian)

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Liverpool Acoustic Live Featuring Phil Cooper

on Fri, 28 Oct 2016 at Liverpool The View Two Gallery 7:45pm

Phil Cooper is a contemporary singer-songwriter from Bath who'll be visiting Mathew Street's View Two Gallery on the evening of Friday 28th October as part of an extensive UK tour. One of the main people behind the Village Pump Folk Festival, Phil is a thought-provoking songwriter whose live performances have drawn comparisons with Neil Finn, Glenn Tillbrook and Ben Folds. Support is from top local vocal harmony duo Limerance who've been winning new fans left, right and centre with their performances at the Liverpool Acoustic open mic, and the recent Flyover Takeover. Completing the lineup is Alison Benson who impressed everyone with her innovative ukulele-backed songs at the Folk-by-the-Minute event as part of Folk Festival on the Dock. Friday 28th October 2016 Doors 7.45pm, music 8.15pm View Two Gallery, 23 Mathew Street £5.00 entry in advance (+50p booking fee) £6 entry on the door

{ £5.50 } buy tickets


Under The Bridge 5

on Sat, 29 Oct 2016 at March Town Hall 1:30pm

Our annual acoustic guitar concert has expanded this year into two halves - the afternoon concert will be headlined by TOM HARLOCK & AIMEE PEART-WEBB with the main evening concert headlined by JACQUES STOTZEM. There will also be the chance to hone your guitar skills at a guitar workshop in the afternoon. Afternoon Concert - Tom Harlock & Aimee Peart-Webb, Richard Knott, Jack Butler, Milton Ukulele Ensemble Evening Concert - Jacques Stotzem, Phil Hare, Steve Hicks & Lynn Goulbourn, Pete Ryder

{ £6.60 - £18.70 } buy tickets


Bury St Edmunds Oxjam Folk Weekend

on Sat, 29 Oct 2016 at Bury St Edmunds All Saints Church and Hall 12:00pm

A weekend of both locally and nationally know folk and folk/rock acts, morris displays, real ale bar.

{ £11.00 - £27.50 } buy tickets


Hen's Teeth - Jane Rothfield & Nathan Bontrager

on Sat, 29 Oct 2016 at Honley Hope Bank Works 2:30pm

Making dynamic new music firmly rooted in the old-time Appalachian tradition, American duo Hen's Teeth (Jane Rothfield and Nathan Bontrager) are multi-talented musicians on fiddle, cello, clawhammer banjo and guitar. Fiddle and clawhammer banjo phenomenon Jane (Pennsylvania, USA) has been playing old time and traditional folk music for over 30 years and currently performs with numerous musical projects and bands, including contra dance supergroup Coracree, Great Big Taters with Hilarie Burhans and Little Missy with her daughter Shona Carr, as well as the Hen's Teeth duo with Nathan. Nathan Bontrager is a unique and versatile musician, from the North Eastern USA but currently based in Germany. As well as being a world-class cellist, he has performed throughout Europe and the US as an old time fiddler, clawhammer banjo and guitar player, and is also a member of UK/US trad band Root & Branch. Special guest Gina Le Faux is a renowned Sheffield-based mandolin, fiddle & guitar player, expert in various styles and well known on the Yorkshire folk scene. **PLUS** old time music workshop (fiddle, clawhammer banjo, mandolin, cello) in the afternoon prior to the concert Jane Rothfield, Nathan Bontrager and Gina Le Faux are all experienced music tutors and extremely talented players on fiddle, clawhammer banjo, cello, mandolin and guitar. Gina will join Jane and Nathan in teaching a couple of old time tunes from West Virginia and the Round Peak area of North Carolina. Not suitable for complete beginners - early intermediate level and above, please. The precise make-up of the workshop groups will be decided on numbers of interested players of each instrument. Numbers will be strictly limited, advance bookings only. For more details of the workshop please visit www.truenorthpromotions.co.uk Book the discounted combined ticket if you want to attend both workshop and concert. Workshop 3pm-6pm Doors 2:30pm Concert Doors 7:30pm Showtime 8pm

{ £8.80 - £22.00 } buy tickets


While & Matthews

on Sat, 29 Oct 2016 at Cherry Burton Village Hall 8:00pm

Breathtaking singers, songwriters, musicians and performers. Nominated 8 times in the BBC Radio 2 Folk awards. Doors open 7.30pm

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Anthony John Clarke @ Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 29 Oct 2016 at Ascott-under-Wychwood The Swan 7:30pm

Sat 29th October Anthony John Clarke @ Wychwood Folk Club + Support by Ben Sures The Swan Inn, Shipton Road, Ascott -u- Wychwood, Oxon, OX7 6AY Tickets £8.00 in advance £10.00 on the door Start 8pm.Doors 7.30pm Contact: Mark/Elaine 01993831427 or 07870563299 wychwoodfolkclub@gmail.com Chances are you've met Anthony John at an event on the folk music circuit. He has been involved in music for many years now, having recorded twelve CD albums, three CD singles and published two songbooks. He has played in hundreds of clubs and festivals in the UK, Europe, Australasia and the USA, and his songs and career receive good coverage. Anthony John Clarke was born in Belfast on 18th October 1956. He started songwriting at the age of nine inspired by the sixties but it was only when he left Ireland and came to England that he pursued his passion for writing with any vigour. Lacking belief in his work he languished in the shadow of others for too long but the creator of "Irish Eyes" and the beautiful "Seven In Ireland" was destined to make a mark on the British contemporary music scene. Living in Liverpool and being managed superbly by Sheelagh McGovern for many years afforded Anthony John the opportunity of performing his songs far and wide. Seven tours of the East Coast of the USA ensured him a small but loyal following there which remains loyal to him to this day. Bookings at clubs up and down the UK and recent developments including the vocal collaboration with Elizabeth van de Waal increased his popularity and made him an established folk name. There are very few places in the UK and Ireland that Anthony John has not played. His supporters are loyal and many, and the tributes he receives from his peers bear witness to the talent and hard work of one of the folk scene's nicest guys. He retains his reputation as one of the top songwriters on the scene and his hard work and dedication to his craft are a credit to him. For him, songwriting is indeed a craft. He storms it every time he gets on a stage. Brilliant!!! He had our audience eating out of his hand every night on the Fairport Convention Tour. (Dave Pegg, Fairport Convention) Ben Sures Ben would be best described a s a wiz of a guitar player who tells great stories in song. A natural stage presence he connects with his audience in a very laid back way, it's a bit of 'taking the audience to Ben land for a vacation'. Songs about everything from imaginary Ray guns to sandwiches prepared for him by his father when he was a young boy. A Ben Sures concert includes humour, storytelling, sing a long and great guitar playing. Sures is immersed in the history of roots music so you feel the old traditions informing this contemporary songwriter's music. Ben is a winner of numerous songwriting contests including the John Lennon and the International songwriting contest. He has travelled far and wide across Canada performing at Festivals, small clubs, fairs, town squares and living rooms. He has also toured the UK twice and even performed in Beirut, Lebanon. He is well known for his work on CBC Radio as part of 'The Irrelevant Show' as well as the many interviews and broadcasts on Canada Live, The Round Up, Morningside, Madly Off in all Directions, The Vinyl Café and more. www.wychwoodfolkclub.com www.anthonyjohnclarke.com/ www.bensures.com

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


O'hooley & Tidow 'shadows' Album Launch With Full Band

on Sat, 29 Oct 2016 at Marsden Mechanics Hall 7:30pm

Having the originality and skill to invite comparison with the most celebrated harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Belinda and Heidi's powerful, deeply moving, and soulful performances are infused with an honesty and empathy that will disarm the hardest of heart. With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on 6 Music and Radio 2, a five star live review and feature in The Guardian, O'Hooley & Tidow are regarded as 'one of British folk's mightiest combinations' (Mojo). Their forthcoming new album Shadows is the follow up to groundbreaking album The Hum, which earned them a place in Mojo's Top 10 Folk Albums of 2014 and a nomination for 'Best Duo' in last year's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. The album launch features the full band line up of Pete Flood (Bellowhead) on drums, Michele Stodart (The Magic Numbers) on electric guitar and Andy Seward (Kate Rusby Band) on double & electric bass. * * * * * The Guardian 'Formidably brilliant.' Independent 'Brave, beautiful and full of love.' Martin Simpson 'In the leading ranks of the new wave of folk music aristocracy.' Tom Robinson, 6 Music

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


O'hooley & Tidow 'shadows' Album Launch With Full Band

on Sat, 29 Oct 2016 at Marsden Mechanics Hall 7:30pm

Having the originality and skill to invite comparison with the most celebrated harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Belinda and Heidi's powerful, deeply moving, and soulful performances are infused with an honesty and empathy that will disarm the hardest of heart. With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on 6 Music and Radio 2, a five star live review and feature in The Guardian, O'Hooley & Tidow are regarded as 'one of British folk's mightiest combinations' (Mojo). Their forthcoming new album Shadows is the follow up to groundbreaking album The Hum, which earned them a place in Mojo's Top 10 Folk Albums of 2014 and a nomination for 'Best Duo' in last year's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. The album launch features the full band line up of Pete Flood (Bellowhead) on drums, Michele Stodart (The Magic Numbers) on electric guitar and Andy Seward (Kate Rusby Band) on double & electric bass. * * * * * The Guardian 'Formidably brilliant.' Independent 'Brave, beautiful and full of love.' Martin Simpson 'In the leading ranks of the new wave of folk music aristocracy.' Tom Robinson, 6 Music

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Erin Rae & The Meanwhiles

on Sat, 29 Oct 2016 at Tingewick Village Hall 7:30pm

Clubhouse Records have just released 'Soon Enough' the debut album from Nashville based singer and songwriter Erin Rae and her band The Meanwhiles. A beautifully realized mix of Nashvillian cool and Laurel Canyon sensibilities 'Soon Enough' marks the arrival of one of Music City's brightest young stars. At once charming, this is an album that will soundtrack those lazy days of summer and will no doubt feature on many end of year lists. Growing up in Jackson, Tennessee, Erin Rae got an early introduction to folk music at home. Her mom and dad were both part-time musicians, playing their own brand of American roots music at churches, county fairs and coffee shops in west Tennessee. Starting as early as five years old, she would join them for a song or two. Two decades later, she's still spending her time onstage this time as the main act. As the leader of Erin Rae and the Meanwhiles, she walks the line between old-school folk and modern Americana, creating a sound that nods to her influences while pushing ahead toward something new. It's music that breathes, filled with pedal steel, vocal harmonies, acoustic guitar, bright bursts of melody and plenty of space. It's also music that's taken her halfway across the world, with Erin playing shows everywhere from Nashville (her adopted hometown) to Switzerland. She has graced stages alongside young guns; Cale Tyson, Andrew Combs, Margo Price, Steelism, and is very much part of the vibrant country scene in Nashville. Erin and company recorded their full-length debut, Soon Enough, during an inspired two days in west Nashville. The group played live, tracking their parts together to capture the spirit of their concerts. There was no studio wizardry, no click track, and no digital enhancement. Instead, the album which Erin co-produced with Michael Rinne, Rodney Crowell's touring bassist serves as a gorgeous, no-frills Polaroid of Erin Rae and Meanwhiles' sound, a sound they've been sharpening ever since the release of the Crazy Talk EP in 2010

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra

on Sat, 29 Oct 2016 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

The songs are penned by Rob Heron, a crazy fool for country music and a full time dandy cowboy. His songs are full of character, satire, and good old fashion hollerin'. The band, a hot six piece, features Ben Fitzgerald (guitar), Tom Cronin (mandolin), Colin Nicholson (accordion), Ted Harbot (double bass) and Paul Archibald (drums).Their debut album, 'Money Isn't Everything', caused a sensation when it was released in 2012,winning a host of rave reviews many of them 5 star The best way to experience Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra is at a live show ! "Rob Heron evokes the spirit of Bob Wills and Django Reinhardt with a quintet that shuffles and boogies with panache. Infectiously good humoured" Uncut Magazine Amazing musicians who play with both passion and a sympathetic regard for the history of the genre. Maverick Magazine

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Fcrc Halloween Ceilidh

on Sat, 29 Oct 2016 at Forres Universal Hall 7:30pm

The Findhorn Coastal Rowing Club proudly presents it's 'Halloween Ceilidh' featuring 'The Boatshed Band'. "The amazing Boatshed Band was formed for a ceilidh to celebrate the launch of the new Findhorn rowing skiff last year. Since then, they have become a regular fixture on the local circuit, often playing to help raise money for a good cause, and as their reputation has grown, gigs invariably sell out. There are eight members Adam Csenki and Carla Hornsby on fiddles, John Harris on mandola, Phoebe Csenki on keyboard, Ian Fleming on guitar, Jonathan Chuter on banjo, Dave Whitehead on percussion, and of course, their caller, Morag Robertson. "

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Fcrc Halloween Ceilidh

on Sat, 29 Oct 2016 at Forres Universal Hall 7:30pm

The Findhorn Coastal Rowing Club proudly presents it's 'Halloween Ceilidh' featuring 'The Boatshed Band'. "The amazing Boatshed Band was formed for a ceilidh to celebrate the launch of the new Findhorn rowing skiff last year. Since then, they have become a regular fixture on the local circuit, often playing to help raise money for a good cause, and as their reputation has grown, gigs invariably sell out. There are eight members Adam Csenki and Carla Hornsby on fiddles, John Harris on mandola, Phoebe Csenki on keyboard, Ian Fleming on guitar, Jonathan Chuter on banjo, Dave Whitehead on percussion, and of course, their caller, Morag Robertson. "

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Steve Ashley In Concert

on Sat, 29 Oct 2016 at Galmpton Manor Inn 7:00pm

Car park and street parking available

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


The Great Big Shooting Roots Halloween Ceilidh

on Sat, 29 Oct 2016 at Bristol St Werburgh's Community Centre 8:00pm

Missing your folkie fix this autumn? Come down for our Shooting Roots ceilidh spectacular! Dance the night away and catch up with all your friends. There'll be live music from our young tutors band and a caller to take you through the steps. A licenced bar is available, including soft drinks and snacks. All profits from the event will go towards the costs of our annual training weekend.

{ £7.70 } buy tickets


The Great Big Shooting Roots Halloween Ceilidh

on Sat, 29 Oct 2016 at Bristol St Werburgh's Community Centre 8:00pm

Missing your folkie fix this autumn? Come down for our Shooting Roots ceilidh spectacular! Dance the night away and catch up with all your friends. There'll be live music from our young tutors band and a caller to take you through the steps. A licenced bar is available, including soft drinks and snacks. All profits from the event will go towards the costs of our annual training weekend.

{ £5.50 } buy tickets


Dean Owens

on Sat, 29 Oct 2016 at High Wycombe Secret venue 7:00am

LEITH BASED TROUBADOUR, PROMOTING HIS LATEST ALBUM "INTO THE SEA".

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Tim Easton

on Sat, 29 Oct 2016 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

East Nashville based musician Tim Easton tours the UK for the first time in over 5 years in support of his new album 'American Fork'. Born within a stones throw of the Niagara River in Upstate New York and raised in Akron, Ohio, Tim learned American Folk music and the history of Rock & Roll from the record collections of his older brothers and sisters-plus the various albums his Mother brought home from working at the library. Tim's last solo record 'Not Cool' (Thirty Tigers) was summed up perfectly in American Songwriter with this 4 star review. "if there was ever an album you'd want to extend to twice as long, it's this corker. So roll up your jeans, grab your favourite guy or gal, hop in the convertible, and let Tim Easton take care of the rest." Tim Easton's new album, AMERICAN FORK (Out 2nd Sept), is a playfully radical call to action for all listeners to abandon apathy. What the ears have here is a live band kicking it on the studio floor, more melodic twists and turns than any previous recording by Easton, as well as the first saxophone hook on any of his records! I am a fan of the change-up pitch. My aim is to prod a fork in the somewhat predictable Americana format. American Fork has elaborate arrangements with sing-a-long choruses, penetrating lyrics, and the finest backing band any Nashville songwriter could want, including the drummer Jon Radford (Justin Townes Earle, Steelism), bassist Michael Rinne (Rodney Crowell), pedal steel wizard Russ Pahl (Ray Lamontagne, John Hiatt), and multi-instrumentalist Robbie Crowell (Deertick, Turbo Fruits). Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheTimEaston/ Website: http://www.timeaston.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Tim_Easton

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Robert Chaney

on Sat, 29 Oct 2016 at Bexhill on Sea Music's Not Dead 7:30pm

A very special intimate evening show from Robert Chaney + Support at Music's Not Dead record shop

{ £7.70 } buy tickets


Steve Eaves A Plu

on Sat, 29 Oct 2016 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00am

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Lisa Mills

on Sat, 29 Oct 2016 at Framfield Memorial Hall 7:30pm

Mississippi native, now Alabama resident Lisa Mills could be called a blues singer, or a gospel singer, or a torch singer or an R&B singer, and each label would be accurate. In fact, as the reviews of her 2014 album I'm Changing (a remastered and remixed reimagining of her 2005 debut album, enhanced by the inclusion of a handful of new tracks) poured in, she was described in all of these terms, and at least a couple of critics suggested they even heard the nascent stirrings of a jazz stylist in some of her more nuanced readings. Listeners responded to Lisa's sophisticated, emotional performances by making her 2015 U.K. tour a rousing success marked by sell out or near-packed venues, brisk post-concert CD sales and the inevitable query as to when she would be returning. Well she is back with a new album to promote, titled Mama's Juke Book. LISA MILLS IS ONE OF TEN KILLER SONGWRITERS YOU NEED TO HEAR RIGHT NOW. THE MANY STYLES OF SOUTHERN MUSIC (BLUES, GOSPEL AND R&B) COME THROUGH IN MILLS' POWERFUL DELIVERY. HER INTERPRETATION OF HENDRIX'S LITTLE WING IS ONE OF THE BEST I'VE HEARD. Jim Hynes, Elmore Magazine (Mar 02, 2015)

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Oxjam At The Unicorn Abingdon

on Sat, 29 Oct 2016 at Abingdon The Unicorn Theatre 7:30pm

Remade Guitars in conjunction with Music At The Unicorn bring you a fantastic evening of music as part of Oxjam. The stunning Unicorn Theatre is part of the 12th century Abbey buildings and plays host to an eclectic combination of artists specially selected to make the most of this very special place. Kanadia Playing a special 'unplugged' set in their hometown this has all the makings of the gig you'll be telling the grandkids you were at. http://www.kanadia.band/ Cold Red Light "Gloomy doomy bedroom blues" in a converted Abbey building. It's gonna be great! https://soundcloud.com/coldredlight All Is Worth A man, his guitar and loads of talent playing an entirely acoustic set to make the most of this great venue. http://allisworth.bandcamp.com/ Sophronie This young singer songwriter from Stroud is still in her teens but already working on her 2nd album. http://www.sophronie.co.uk/

{ £6.60 } buy tickets


Halloween Ceilidh

on Sat, 29 Oct 2016 at Chorlton The Chorlton Irish Club 8:00pm

Night And Day Music Agency are hosting a fancy dress Halloween Ceilidh at The Chorlton Irish Club on 29th Oct. Dare you join us?

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Andy Irvine

on Sun, 30 Oct 2016 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

Promoted by Ash Keys Music www.ashkeysmusic.com ANDY IRVINE is one of the great Irish singers, his voice one of a handful of truly great ones that gets to the very soul of Ireland. He has been hailed as "a tradition in himself". From Sweeney's Men in the mid 60s, to the enormous success of Planxty in the 70s and then from Patrick Street to Andy Irvine & Dónal Lunny's Mozaik, Andy has been a world music pioneer and an icon for traditional music and musicians. As a soloist, Andy fills the role of the archetypal troubadour with a show and a travelling lifestyle that reflect his lifelong influence, Woody Guthrie. To quote the Irish Times, "Often copied, never equalled", his repertoire consists of Irish traditional songs, dexterous Balkan dances and a compelling cannon of his own self-penned songs http://www.andyirvine.com/

{ £15.40 } buy tickets


Dean Owens + James Hodder

on Sun, 30 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------- Dean Owens Celtic Americana from Leith via Nashville Dean Owens is one of Scotland's finest singer songwriters, with fans including Bob Harris, Ricky Ross, Irvine Welsh and Russell Brand. Armed with a searingly soulful voice and a neat line in memorable heart-twisting melodies, Dean filters his love of Americana through a gritty yet lyrical Scottish sensibility. A compelling and engaging live performer, with an innate ability to connect with any audience, with an emotional hurricane of stories and songs. Recent sessions include Bob Harris Country (BBC Radio 2) and a showcase at AMA-UK Awards (London). One of Scotland's best fantastic stuff Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 Scotland's most engaging and haunting singer-songwriter Irvine Welsh + special guest singer songwriter and Tin Can Review (Resonance FM) presenter James Hodder

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Krista Green Band

on Sun, 30 Oct 2016 at Bournemouth Trouville Hotel 7:00pm

{ £6.00 } buy tickets


Krista Green Band

on Sun, 30 Oct 2016 at Bournemouth Trouville Hotel 7:00pm

{ £3.00 } buy tickets


Faustus Autumn Tour

on Sun, 30 Oct 2016 at Lydbrook Village Hall 7:30pm

{ £14.30 } buy tickets


Kelley Mcrae Duo

on Sun, 30 Oct 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Kelley McRae Duo are making a welcome return to TwickFolk following their visit last April. The duo have played shows coast to coast across the United States and Europe and are returning to promote their new album The Wayside. Says singer/songwriter Kelley McRae, who performs as a duo with her husband Matt Casteilein: "The Wayside is the place at the side of the road where things get left behind, or where you go to rest awhile, or where you go find something you lost along the way. McRae's songs sip life from the tension between holding on and letting go, blooming in their rich search for truths. The record was released in April of 2016 with a sold out release show at the famous Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, TN, and it has been quick to impress critics: With hundreds of new releases each year, there are maybe ten or twenty magical moments. The Wayside is one of those moments. Mike Penard, Radio France, McRae is the real deal, bringing some rare depth to the new school Americana genre. New York Music Daily The Wayside debuted at #7 on the EuroAmericana radio charts and hit #4 on the Roots Music Report Top 50 Contemporary Folk Album chart alongside names like Patty Griffin and Darrell Scott. Kelley is touring the UK this Fall in support of the new record. The BBC's Bob Harris has called Kelley McRae brilliant and film director Wim Wenders, writing in the San Francisco Chronicle, described Kelley McRae's music as The last songs that made me cry.

{ £12.10 } buy tickets


Kelley Mcrae Duo

on Sun, 30 Oct 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Kelley McRae Duo are making a welcome return to TwickFolk following their visit last April. The duo have played shows coast to coast across the United States and Europe and are returning to promote their new album The Wayside. Says singer/songwriter Kelley McRae, who performs as a duo with her husband Matt Casteilein: "The Wayside is the place at the side of the road where things get left behind, or where you go to rest awhile, or where you go find something you lost along the way. McRae's songs sip life from the tension between holding on and letting go, blooming in their rich search for truths. The record was released in April of 2016 with a sold out release show at the famous Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, TN, and it has been quick to impress critics: With hundreds of new releases each year, there are maybe ten or twenty magical moments. The Wayside is one of those moments. Mike Penard, Radio France, McRae is the real deal, bringing some rare depth to the new school Americana genre. New York Music Daily The Wayside debuted at #7 on the EuroAmericana radio charts and hit #4 on the Roots Music Report Top 50 Contemporary Folk Album chart alongside names like Patty Griffin and Darrell Scott. Kelley is touring the UK this Fall in support of the new record. The BBC's Bob Harris has called Kelley McRae brilliant and film director Wim Wenders, writing in the San Francisco Chronicle, described Kelley McRae's music as The last songs that made me cry.

{ £9.90 } buy tickets


Joni Fuller

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

Lovingly crafted indie folk/pop, with high energy, live-looping performances from award winning songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Joni's first solo performance was aged 12 at the Montreux Jazz Festival. Since then she has honed her craft the traditional way, performing extensively across the UK, mainland Europe and North America. Featured as an 'inspirational teenager' by The Independent and 'one to watch' by PRS for Music, Joni is the only UK alumna of Phil Collins' Little Dreams Foundation and an unprecedented double winner of the 'Make it Break it' song writing contest, judged by Chris Martin and awarded by Sir Paul McCartney's Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts. In May 2015, Joni become the only solo artist to reach the Indie Week Europe final showcase in Manchester, leading to an invitation to travel to Toronto in October to represent the UK at Indie Week Canada with her unique live show. Joni's 4-track EP, Letters from the West Coast was also released in 2015. Recorded at The Cottage Studio, on the banks of Loch Fyne and at home on the West Coast of Lancashire, it was quickly followed by single releases, 'Everybody Says So' and 'Rebound Jack'. Written, produced, arranged and recorded by Joni, they capture the intense creative energy and sublime musicianship of an exciting young artist on the rise. But for the complete experience, catch one of Joni's solo performances, where seamless instrument swapping and ground -breaking looping techniques combine to build a wall of sound live on stage. A unique visual and musical experience not be missed... or forgotten! 2016 sees Joni in growing demand as a strings arranger, session musician and collaborative songwriter, as well as an artist and live performer in her own right. Links: www.jonifuller.com https://twitter.com/JoniFuller https://www.facebook.com/joni.fuller

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Hunter Muskett - Chris George, Terrry Hiscock, Doug Morter And Rog Trevitt

on Sun, 30 Oct 2016 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

They are back!!!! Cult folk/rock heroes from early '70s reunited. No reliance on past glories - they have many glorious and original new songs quite apart from 'Silver Coin' - Terry's claim to permanent fame!!!!

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Hunter Muskett - Chris George, Terrry Hiscock, Doug Morter And Rog Trevitt

on Sun, 30 Oct 2016 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

They are back!!!! Cult folk/rock heroes from early '70s reunited. No reliance on past glories - they have many glorious and original new songs quite apart from 'Silver Coin' - Terry's claim to permanent fame!!!!

{ £6.60 } buy tickets


Shirley Smart & Maurizio Minardi

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 9pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Acclaimed accordion and cello duo perform a dynamic mixture of originals with North African, Balkan and Middle Eastern influences, gypsy jazz and cinematic soundscapes. Known for their lively interplay and improvisational range, this promises to be a unique evening of from two masters of their instruments.

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra

on Sun, 30 Oct 2016 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds 7:30pm

The songs are penned by Rob Heron, a crazy fool for country music and a full time dandy cowboy. His songs are full of character, satire, and good old fashion hollerin'. The band, a hot six piece, features Ben Fitzgerald (guitar), Tom Cronin (mandolin), Colin Nicholson (accordion), Ted Harbot (double bass) and Paul Archibald (drums).Their debut album, 'Money Isn't Everything', caused a sensation when it was released in 2012,winning a host of rave reviews many of them 5 star The best way to experience Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra is at a live show ! "Rob Heron evokes the spirit of Bob Wills and Django Reinhardt with a quintet that shuffles and boogies with panache. Infectiously good humoured" Uncut Magazine

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Sara Grey & Kieron Means At Walthamstow Folk

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

Fine old time music from this Mother and Son duo. Beautiful guitar and banjo playing, amazing traditional songs from the States and a two brilliant personalities. 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.

{ £7.70 } buy tickets


Erin Rae & The Meanwhiles

on Mon, 31 Oct 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Growing up in Jackson, Tennessee, Erin Rae got an early introduction to folk music at home. Her mom and dad were both part-time musicians, playing their own brand of American roots music at churches, county fairs and coffee shops in west Tennessee. Starting as early as five years old, she would join them for a song or two. Two decades later, she's still spending her time onstage this time as the main act. As the leader of Erin Rae and the Meanwhiles, she walks the line between old-school folk and modern Americana, creating a sound that nods to her influences while pushing ahead toward something new. It's music that breathes, filled with pedal steel, vocal harmonies, acoustic guitar, bright bursts of melody and plenty of space. It's also music that's taken her halfway across the world, with Erin playing shows everywhere from Nashville (her adopted hometown) to Switzerland. Erin and company recorded their full-length debut, Soon Enough, during an inspired two days in west Nashville. The group played live, tracking their parts together to capture the spirit of their concerts. There was no studio wizardry, no click track, no digital enhancement. Instead, the album which Erin co-produced with Michael Rinne, Rodney Crowell's touring bassist serves as a gorgeous, no-frills Polaroid of Erin Rae and Meanwhiles' sound, a sound they've been sharpening ever since the release of the Crazy Talk EP in 2010 During the five years that separate CrazyTalk from Soon Enough, a lot of life was lived. Erin's songs tackle all of it: the changes, challenges and celebrations that come with a life dedicated to art. There are songs that deal with mental illness. Songs that deal with the importance of staying present. Songs inspired by childhood, adulthood and all the lovers and co-conspirators you meet in between. The present wouldn't be possible without the past. Released on June 10th, Soon Enough bridges the gap between the two, taking its inspiration from both places. This is new music for old souls. -Andrew Leahey Press for Erin Rae: Rae brings a refreshing, young perspective to the predictable Americana genre without pretension. Although she has spent most of the last year collaborating with other Nashville artists, her solo work stands out in a sea of endless singer-songwriters. Erin Rae has stood out as a hidden gem in plain sight, and one that will likely only attract more attention and praise through this coming year. -Wide Open Country (10 Rising Female Country Artists You Should Follow) It's simply beautiful. Crazy Talk likes somewhere between the folk/pop that has emerged from Nashville and across the pond with London's new folk scene and a classic Americana sound. It's an intimate album that makes an instant connection with the listener. When she sings, it's as if you're the only one in the room. It's an album of transition, coming to terms with the truth that life isn't exactly the way you thought it would be and coming to terms with reality, and being content with that. - Jameson Elder and Larry Kloess- Cause A Scene Music

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Andy Irvine

on Mon, 31 Oct 2016 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

Andy Irvine Folk & Americana at Kings Place Andy Irvine is one of the great Irish singers, his voice one of a handful of truly great ones that gets to the very soul of Ireland. He has been hailed as 'a tradition in himself'. Musician, singer and songwriter, Andy has maintained his highly individual performing skills throughout his 45-year career. From Sweeney's Men in the mid 60s, to the enormous success of Planxty in the 70s and then from Patrick Street to Andy Irvine & Dónal Lunny's Mozaik, Andy has been a world music pioneer and an icon for traditional music and musicians. 'One of the great musicians of the Irish folk scene' The Guardian 'The ultimate troubadour, still infused with the spirit of Woody Guthrie, telling real stories of real people' fRoots 'The incomparable majesty of the man and his music' fRoots 'Abocurragh - a fine snapshot of a musician ever in pursuit of the story and the song' The Irish Times 'From start to finish Parachilna is, once again, Andy Irvine at his best' Folk World

{ £12.50 } buy tickets


Lisa Mills

on Mon, 31 Oct 2016 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Currently receiving praise for her re-recording of her 2005 album, 'I'm Changing' with Grammy-winning producer Trina Shoemaker (Sheryl Crow, Beth Neilsen Chapman, Indigo Girls) at the helm, Lisa is one of the greatest soul/blues singers you'll ever hear and she's no mean guitar slinger either! Lisa Mills is a Mississippi native who resides in Mobile, Alabama. The Gulf Coast is a region where Southern musical influences that easily can be taken for granted come together in ways that can't. Yes, Mills often sings the blues, but to call her a blues singer would be to miss the point entirely. Her blues influences aren't always the ones would expect, including a healthy measure of country blues, a sadly neglected genre. She can sing straight-up gospel, as she does in daringly a cappella fashion on 'Tell Me'. She has toured with Big Brother & The Holding Company, singing the songs of one of rock's most revered female vocalists, and her understanding of Janis Joplin's gifts is far more insightful than the superficial norm. Just listen to the fragile balance of vulnerability and indomitability she brings to 'Better Than This'. You can call Lisa Mills a blues singer, or a gospel singer, or a torch singer or an R&B singer and not be wrong. But with Mills, none of those labels are true in the way you expect. Listen to 'Don't Want To Be Happy', when she sings: 'Act a fool/ it's all I ever do/ take each lie you make and believe it to be true/ and I kneel at the altar in the church of the painful truth/ I don't want to be happy/ I just want to be with you'. Listen to the way the deceptively simple arrangement surrounds the raw vocal like the setting of a jewel. Listen to the way Mills' vocal on the title track conveys tenderness and power at the same time. Listen to the rhythm of 'Shake It' the soft beats like stalking footfalls. Listen to her deep-blues take on 'Little Wing'. You've heard the song before, but you've never felt it send shivers up and down your spine like this. ''I'm Changing is' a rare breed, a roots torch album of sweep and depth comparable to classic pop counterparts such as Sinatra's devastating Gordon Jenkins-arranged 'No One Cares'. [Lisa Mills is]..a singer and songwriter of the first rank, uncompromising in the vision and concept of her art.' - David McGee, Deep Roots Magazine

{ £13.75 } buy tickets


Tony Joe White

on Mon, 31 Oct 2016 at London Union Chapel 7:00am

The London Folk & Roots Festival Presents Tony Joe White + Special Guests Doors 7pm Show 8pm

{ £27.50 } buy tickets


Andy Irvine

on Tue, 1 Nov 2016 at Towersey The Three Horseshoes 7:30pm

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

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Harpeth Rising

on Tue, 1 Nov 2016 at Lowdham The Old Ship Inn 7:30pm

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Erin Rae And The Meanwhiles

on Tue, 1 Nov 2016 at Cambridge The Blue Moon 7:30pm

From Nashville Tennessee Erin Rae And The Meanwhiles This is new music for old souls Debut UK shows for the much-touted Nashville songstress who draws both from that city's country tradition whilst also evoking comparisons with the golden age of the Laurel Canyon songwriters and singers. Clubhouse Records are releasing 'Soon Enough' the debut album on July 1st A beautifully realized mix of Nashvillian cool and Laurel Canyon sensibilities 'Soon Enough' marks the arrival of one of Music City's brightest young stars. The UK release will be followed by a debut UK tour later in the year. At once charming, this is an album that will soundtrack those lazy days of summer and will no doubt feature on many end of year lists. Growing up in Jackson, Tennessee, Erin Rae got an early introduction to folk music at home. Her mom and dad were both part-time musicians, playing their own brand of American roots music at churches, county fairs and coffee shops in west Tennessee. Starting as early as five years old, she would join them for a song or two. Two decades later, she's still spending her time onstage this time as the main act. As the leader of Erin Rae and the Meanwhiles, she walks the line between old-school folk and modern Americana, creating a sound that nods to her influences while pushing ahead toward something new. It's music that breathes, filled with pedal steel, vocal harmonies, acoustic guitar, bright bursts of melody and plenty of space. It's also music that's taken her halfway across the world, with Erin playing shows everywhere from Nashville (her adopted hometown) to Switzerland. She has graced stages alongside young guns Cale Tyson, Andrew Combs, Margo Price, Steelism, and is very much part of the vibrant country scene in Nashville. Erin and company recorded their full-length debut, Soon Enough, during an inspired two days in west Nashville. The group played live, tracking their parts together to capture the spirit of their concerts. There was no studio wizardry, no click track, no digital enhancement. Instead, the album which Erin co-produced with Michael Rinne, Rodney Crowell's touring bassist serves as a gorgeous, no-frills Polaroid of Erin Rae and Meanwhiles' sound, a sound they've been sharpening ever since the release of the Crazy Talk EP in 2010 During the six years that separate CrazyTalk from Soon Enough, a lot of life was lived. Erin's songs tackle all of it: the changes, challenges and celebrations that come with a life dedicated to art. There are songs that deal with mental illness. Songs that deal with the importance of staying present. Songs inspired by childhood, adulthood and all the lovers and co-conspirators you meet in between. The present wouldn't be possible without the past. Soon Enough bridges the gap between the two, taking its inspiration from both places. This is new music for old souls. www.erinraemusic.com

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Falkirk Fiddle Workshop Presents Hen's Teeth (usa) & Marc Duff

on Tue, 1 Nov 2016 at Stenhousemuir Plough Hotel 8:00pm

Concert from 8:15pm until late. American duo Hen's Teeth make dynamic new music rooted in the old-time Appalachian tradition. Jane Rothfield & Nathan Bontrager are multi-talented musicians on fiddle, cello, clawhammer banjo and guitar. Special guest Marc Duff is an acclaimed Scottish whistle, flute, bodhran & mandola player. This will be a lively concert of traditional music from both sides of the Atlantic! This is a listing for CONCERT ONLY tickets. There will also be an early evening workshop led by the three guest musicians, hosted by Falkirk Fiddle Workshop. For more information about the pre-concert workshop please contact FFW directly by email on falkirkfiddleworkshop@yahoo.co.uk For further information please visit: janerothfield.com falkirkfiddleworkshop.org.uk truenorthpromotions.co.uk

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


O'hooley & Tidow 'shadows' Scottish Album Launch

on Wed, 2 Nov 2016 at Edinburgh The Voodoo Rooms 7:30pm

Having the originality and skill to invite comparison with the most celebrated harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Belinda and Heidi's powerful, deeply moving, and soulful performances are infused with an honesty and empathy that will disarm the hardest of heart. With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on 6 Music and Radio 2, a five star live review and feature in The Guardian, O'Hooley & Tidow are regarded as 'one of British folk's mightiest combinations' (Mojo). Their forthcoming new album Shadows is the follow up to groundbreaking album The Hum, which earned them a place in Mojo's Top 10 Folk Albums of 2014 and a nomination for 'Best Duo' in last year's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. * * * * * The Guardian 'Formidably brilliant.' Independent 'Brave, beautiful and full of love.' Martin Simpson 'In the leading ranks of the new wave of folk music aristocracy.' Tom Robinson, 6 Music

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Andy Irvine

on Wed, 2 Nov 2016 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

{ £14.30 } buy tickets


Erin Rae

on Wed, 2 Nov 2016 at Biddulph Arms 7:30pm

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Cup O'joe + Hubert Murray

on Wed, 2 Nov 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ CUP O'JOE is two brothers, Benjamin and Reuben and their sister Tabitha, who play an energetic style of Bluegrass & Gypsy Jazz music. The siblings were raised on a healthy diet of music festivals and concerts from a young age and this influence is clear in their eclectic and enthusiastic performances. With Reuben on guitar and mandolin, Benjamin on upright bass, and Tabitha on banjo and fiddle, their music is a fusion of hard driving Bluegrass with a mix of Jazz, Old Time, and Swing. The trio has played at festivals and events all over Europe and are the first non US group to have been asked to play on the Youth Stage at IBMA in Raleigh North Carolina. They were recently nominated for the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award 2015. Open House Festival, Belfast -- "Even though they are still in their teens, their musical skills and prowess will make even the most seasoned musician take notice. Reuben, Tabitha and Benjamin Agnew could be mistaken for American-born-and-raised, but these three Armagh locals have merely caught a musical wind from the West and made it their own." ​​ Irish troubadour HUBERT MURRAY captures the essence of folk, blues and bluegrass at their finest. His blend of "Soulful Folk" encompasses raw talent and a refreshing new roots music sound. Hubert's bluesy voice is packed full of energy and soul, accompanied by a mix of delicate finger picking and fiery hot flatpicking. Hailing from Co. Galway, Ireland, Hubert is currently based in London and is best known as the lead singer and guitarist of Irish bluegrass fusion band Lands End, and of London based old-time/ bluegrass supergroup The Hot Rock Pilgrims. "Hubert Murray is one to watch for. Both a talented and inspiring songwriter and a fine instrumentalist with roots firmly planted in Bluegrass and Traditional Acoustic Country Music. He delivers his message with conviction and passion". - Niall Toner, Roots Freeway, RTE Radio One. Hubert's a great great slide guitarist, and a very talented songwriter. He's got a fantastic soulful voice. The International Americana Music Show. "Hubert's Songwriting is exceptional" - British Bluegrass News.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Tim Easton

on Wed, 2 Nov 2016 at High Wycombe Secret venue 7:00am

NASHVILLE BASED TROUBADOUR,RETURNS FOR 2ND VISIT TO PLAY FOR US,PROMOTING HIS BRAND NEW RELEASE, AMERICAN FORK.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Maz O'connor

on Thu, 3 Nov 2016 at Manchester Gullivers 8:00pm

We are delighted to once again be working with Maz O'Connor, as she takes her acclaimed new album, 'The Longing Kind' on another lap of the UK. Very special guests to be announced soon. Maz O'Connor Maz O'Connor is a singer and songwriter whose new album The Longing Kind explores the tensions and conflicts of a young woman living in London, yearning for an undefined elsewhere. Her songs turn intimate and true tales into poignant examinations of our relationship to others, to home and the notion of identity. Having studied at the same Cambridge college as author Nick Hornby and Alexis Taylor from the band Hot Chip, one wonders if a combination of her working class background (she grew up in Barrow-in-Furness, the blue-collar capital of England) and a literary education is what gives her music its distinctive character. In her final year at uni (where she had tutorials in Coleridge's former bedroom) she studied the early writing of Bob Dylan, and that insight left its mark on the way she structures songs. Similarly schooled in the work of Jackson C. Frank and Paul Simon, she is enamoured by the simple power of one person standing on stage with a guitar and making a whole world. The Longing Kind is her first album of entirely original material, having temporarily put aside the traditional ballads that featured on her acclaimed previous album This Willowed Light. These songs are unflinchingly personal and resolutely youthful. I'm not going to pretend not to be young, Maz explains. For this album I didn't want to hide behind historical disasters and mythological beasts at the expense of my own experience. Ordered like a three-act play, the album begins with songs that capture those moments of uncertainty, confusion and displacement that follow being shoved into the world from the comfort of education and family. As well as trying to use love as a shortcut to home, a shortcut to identity which obviously doesn't work. The songs in the second act are imagined stories based on the subjects of particular paintings (Millais' Ophelia, Delaroche's Lady Jane Grey and other immortalised tragic heroines) and how their identities have been fixed by their artists. I liked the idea of the painting having a voice to say, 'I could've been so many other things but you had control over me as the artist.' That's also true of the songs I write about people in my own life. If I write about someone I've controlled the narrative; I've fixed them in a song. In the final section the record returns to reality, but in responding to the themes of the previous songs there's a newfound clarity, a redefined sense of self and of arriving home. I've been trying to figure out the difference between mistakes and regrets; to enjoy being young without being stupid. The Longing Kind is absolutely a solo album, with Maz accompanying herself on guitar, tenor guitar, electric bouzouki, piano and harmonium. Produced by Jim Moray, the record is released on her own label Restless Head and paid for by a grant from the BBC Performing Arts Fund. In 2015 Maz was nominated for a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award and in the same year she researched and wrote songs for Sweet Liberties, a touring project commissioned by the Houses of Parliament (in partnership with EFDSS and Folk by the Oak) to celebrate key moments of democracy in the 800 years since the signing of the Magna Carta. Prior to that she performed extensively in support of her previous album, including an appearance at WOMAD festival that was broadcast on BBC Radio 3. In 2013 she took part in a new production of As You Like It by the RSC, singing songs written for the play by Laura Marling. Maz O'Connor is a precise and considered lyricist and a composer of heart-tugging melodies that conjure some of the 1960s' most revered American balladeers, whilst being undoubtedly English, youthful and now. www.mazoconnor.com

{ £9.90 } buy tickets


Maz O'connor Student Ticket (nus Card Required For Entry)

on Thu, 3 Nov 2016 at Manchester Gullivers 8:00pm

We are delighted to once again be working with Maz O'Connor, as she takes her acclaimed new album, 'The Longing Kind' on another lap of the UK. Very special guests to be announced soon. This is a discount ticket for students only and a valid NUS Card is required to gain entry. Maz O'Connor Maz O'Connor is a singer and songwriter whose new album The Longing Kind explores the tensions and conflicts of a young woman living in London, yearning for an undefined elsewhere. Her songs turn intimate and true tales into poignant examinations of our relationship to others, to home and the notion of identity. Having studied at the same Cambridge college as author Nick Hornby and Alexis Taylor from the band Hot Chip, one wonders if a combination of her working class background (she grew up in Barrow-in-Furness, the blue-collar capital of England) and a literary education is what gives her music its distinctive character. In her final year at uni (where she had tutorials in Coleridge's former bedroom) she studied the early writing of Bob Dylan, and that insight left its mark on the way she structures songs. Similarly schooled in the work of Jackson C. Frank and Paul Simon, she is enamoured by the simple power of one person standing on stage with a guitar and making a whole world. The Longing Kind is her first album of entirely original material, having temporarily put aside the traditional ballads that featured on her acclaimed previous album This Willowed Light. These songs are unflinchingly personal and resolutely youthful. I'm not going to pretend not to be young, Maz explains. For this album I didn't want to hide behind historical disasters and mythological beasts at the expense of my own experience. Ordered like a three-act play, the album begins with songs that capture those moments of uncertainty, confusion and displacement that follow being shoved into the world from the comfort of education and family. As well as trying to use love as a shortcut to home, a shortcut to identity which obviously doesn't work. The songs in the second act are imagined stories based on the subjects of particular paintings (Millais' Ophelia, Delaroche's Lady Jane Grey and other immortalised tragic heroines) and how their identities have been fixed by their artists. I liked the idea of the painting having a voice to say, 'I could've been so many other things but you had control over me as the artist.' That's also true of the songs I write about people in my own life. If I write about someone I've controlled the narrative; I've fixed them in a song. In the final section the record returns to reality, but in responding to the themes of the previous songs there's a newfound clarity, a redefined sense of self and of arriving home. I've been trying to figure out the difference between mistakes and regrets; to enjoy being young without being stupid. The Longing Kind is absolutely a solo album, with Maz accompanying herself on guitar, tenor guitar, electric bouzouki, piano and harmonium. Produced by Jim Moray, the record is released on her own label Restless Head and paid for by a grant from the BBC Performing Arts Fund. In 2015 Maz was nominated for a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award and in the same year she researched and wrote songs for Sweet Liberties, a touring project commissioned by the Houses of Parliament (in partnership with EFDSS and Folk by the Oak) to celebrate key moments of democracy in the 800 years since the signing of the Magna Carta. Prior to that she performed extensively in support of her previous album, including an appearance at WOMAD festival that was broadcast on BBC Radio 3. In 2013 she took part in a new production of As You Like It by the RSC, singing songs written for the play by Laura Marling. Maz O'Connor is a precise and considered lyricist and a composer of heart-tugging melodies that conjure some of the 1960s' most revered American balladeers, whilst being undoubtedly English, youthful and now. www.mazoconnor.com

{ £7.70 } buy tickets


The Jar Family

on Thu, 3 Nov 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

Rescheduled gig from June.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


The Little Unsaid @ No8

on Thu, 3 Nov 2016 at Launceston No 8 Cafe 8:00pm

John Elliott, son of West Yorkshire, multi instumentalist, producer, poet and songwriter makes songs which cross musical genres and have been described as a giddying conflagration of folk, electronica and lavish orchestration. Listen to any of the tracks from this band and you will hear a depth of emotion and wonderful craftsmanship.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Chris Manners

on Thu, 3 Nov 2016 at Doncaster Brewery and Tap 7:30pm

Doors 7.30ish, stage time, 8pm

{ £7.70 } buy tickets


Kiki Dee & Carmelo Luggeri

on Fri, 4 Nov 2016 at Coatbridge Berits & Brown 7:45pm

For almost two decades, Kiki and Carmelo have been touring their spellbinding acoustic live show across the UK and Europe. Performing in this stripped back fashion allows each of their exceptional talents to shine through and create a wonderful and warm sense of intimacy for the audience. We are delighted to welcome one of the finest soul singers the UK has ever produced to Berits & Brown in the form of Kiki Dee. This is going to be a very special show. Tickets for this show are limited due to the size of the venue. Food will be available before the show but a table must be booked in advance. Call 01698 733311 to book and for more info. * We operate a no talking policy when acts are performing. Please respect the artists and your fellow gig goers *

{ £19.25 } buy tickets


Day Of The Dead Ceilidh With Kismet

on Fri, 4 Nov 2016 at Oxford Wolvercote Village Hall 7:30pm

Dance with the living. Dance for the dead. After two hugely successful Day of the Dead Ceilidhs, this is definitely a new tradition! Kismet play a mix of traditional Scottish and Irish tunes, Eastern European numbers and their own compositions, all with energy and passion. All the dances are called and everyone's welcome. Soft drinks available or please BRING A BOTTLE. Dressing up - Day of the Dead style - is highly recommended! Under 18s a fiver on the door

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Day Of The Dead Ceilidh With Kismet

on Fri, 4 Nov 2016 at Oxford Wolvercote Village Hall 7:30pm

Dance with the living. Dance for the dead. After two hugely successful Day of the Dead Ceilidhs, this is definitely a new tradition! Kismet play a mix of traditional Scottish and Irish tunes, Eastern European numbers and their own compositions, all with energy and passion. All the dances are called and everyone's welcome. Soft drinks available or please BRING A BOTTLE. Dressing up - Day of the Dead style - is highly recommended! Under 18s a fiver on the door

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Hicks & Goulbourn

on Fri, 4 Nov 2016 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

The stunning flying fingers of Steve Hicks combine with the sweet vocals and guitar backing of Lynn Goulbourn in a lovely mix of folk, jazz, swing, and traditional folk. Plenty of humourous chat between numbers too. Support from Bournemouth based duo Threadbare Ravens (Carolan Burke & Dave McKenzie)

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Hicks & Goulbourn

on Fri, 4 Nov 2016 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

The stunning flying fingers of Steve Hicks combine with the sweet vocals and guitar backing of Lynn Goulbourn in a lovely mix of folk, jazz, swing, and traditional folk. Plenty of humourous chat between numbers too. Support from Bournemouth based duo Threadbare Ravens (Carolan Burke & Dave McKenzie)

{ £5.50 } buy tickets


Gigspanner Play St Helen's Church, Alveston

on Fri, 4 Nov 2016 at Bristol St Helens Church, Alveston 7:30am

It will be fireworks a day early when Gigspanner play St Helen's Church, Alveston on Friday 4th of November. Last year they pretty much blew the roof off. In the mean time Peter has recieved well deserved recognition by being named Musician of the Year by FATEA Magazine and Best Musician by Folking.com. Their recent Album "Layers of ages" received wide critical acclaim and is featured in the Telegraph and R2 best album charts. This is music of the highest standard they just seem to get better and better.

{ £15.40 } buy tickets


Carrie Rodriguez With Luke Jacobs

on Fri, 4 Nov 2016 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Carrie Rodriguez, a singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas, finds beauty in the cross-pollination of diverse traditions. A passionate performer, she effortlessly melds fiery fiddle playing, electrifying vocals and a fresh interpretation of new and classic songs with an 'Ameri-Chicana' attitude. Her newest project, the upcoming Spanish/English album 'Lola', is both a return to her musical roots and something of a departure where she delivers her own twangy, Texas-bred twist on Mexican Ranchera songs, creating culturally blended music for a culturally blended world. Inspired by the 1940s-era recordings of Carrie's great aunt, Chicana singing sensation Eva Garza, the album is a mixture of new and old songs. It features Spanish songs written by some of Carrie's favourite Mexican composers, as well as her own Ranchera-inspired original songs written in English, Spanish and 'Spanglish'. Produced by Lee Townsend, the album is supported by an all-star band, The Sacred Hearts, assembled especially for this project. The band features internationally acclaimed composer/guitarist Bill Frisell, Viktor Krauss on bass, Luke Jacobs on pedal steel and guitars, David Pulkingham on nylon string guitar and electric guitar and Brannen Temple on drums and percussion. The crowdfunded project, supported entirely by friends and fans, is set to be released on Feb. 19, 2016 by Carrie's own label, Luz Records. Carrie, an Austin native, began playing violin at age five. Her training quickly became the passion and focus of her childhood, and by age 10, she had performed as part of a group at Carnegie Hall. She continued the classical track in her first year at Oberlin Conservatory, then shifted gears to pursue her true love affair with the fiddlestaying true to her Texas rootsat the Berklee College of Music. Early in her career, a collaboration with singer-songwriter Chip Taylor resulted in four highly acclaimed duet albums. Her subsequent solo albums highlight the diversity of her musical identity, from her debut 'Seven Angels on a Bicycle' to 2013's 'Give Me All You Got', which reached no. 1 on the Americana Music Charts. Carrie has toured, recorded and co-written songs with legendary artists such as Lucinda Williams, John Prine, Bill Frisell, Rickie Lee Jones, Mary Gauthier, Los Lobos, Alejandro Escovedo and Los Lonely Boys, among others. She has made numerous television and radio appearances, including Austin City Limits, The Tonight Show and A Prairie Home Companion. She has been profiled in many publications, including Rolling Stone, The New York Times, The Times of London, The New Yorker, the Washington Post and many more. '.at her best when she explores her Mexican roots' 4* Robin Denslow, The Guardian 'Tex-Mex with a classy modern twist' 4* Neil Spencer, The Observer '..enough passion and lustre in this record to make it a triumph in anyone's terms.' R2 Magazine '...a heavenly slice of Tex-Mex country soul.' Songlines Magazine

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Amy Wadge

on Fri, 4 Nov 2016 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Described by Bob Harris as an irresistible, riveting performer Gramm award-winner Amy is widely regarded as one of the country's most successful female singer songwriters. Her Thinking Out Loud co-write with Ed Sheeran became the biggest selling UK album of 2014, and In February 2016, the track won two Grammys at the 58th Recording Academy Awards Ceremony, 'Song of the Year' and 'Best Pop Solo Performance'. Amy has worked with Sheeran since he was 17 (his first EP was entitled Songs I Wrote With Amy). With great vocal range in her emotive songs she has twice won the Best Solo Female Artist title at the Welsh Music Awards, ahead of Charlotte Church in 2002 and Cerys Matthews in 2003. A gutsy performer with a voice that is tough but tender she has supported some of the world's great artists - Van Morrison, Damien Rice, Eric Bibb and Jeff Beck - and has seven album releases to her name. Last year she unveiled her first solo release in six years the EP Recovery and her most recent EP, No Use Crying Over Spilt Milk - includes her own version of Thinking Out Loud.

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Fred's House

on Fri, 4 Nov 2016 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

The new Comfy & Acoustic 3 fantastic acts, 1 bookshop with wine. Artist details soon. Doors at 7pm. Stage times: Emma McGrath 8.00-8.35 Rosie Bans 8.50-9.30 Fred's House 9.45-10.35 Bookshop bar open with hot and cold drinks, beer and wine plus cake. Www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk Tickets £5 adv/£7 otd

{ £5.50 } buy tickets


Flux

on Fri, 4 Nov 2016 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

London-based four-piece band FLUX celebrate their debut album ShadowLines at Kings Place. With violin, bansuri, guitar and piano as the core, the band is developing a reputation for their multi-instrumental talents and virtuosity. Bringing together an exciting few years, ShadowLines is a reflection of the varied lives of its creators. Their music, described as 'intricate, energizing and beautiful,' often leaves impressions of Cinematic Orchestra, Nitin Sawhney, Jethro Tull and Radiohead with its striking melodies and rhythmic drive. Over the last two years the band have been to India, the USA and all over Europe with their music. ShadowLines mirrors the band's travels, collaborations and recording process and beautifully demonstrates the cinematic and emotionally driven music they create. With flourishing individual careers, each member has made their own mark in the music industry. This concert showcases a unique combination of talent and creativity that has to be heard to be understood.

{ £12.50 } buy tickets


Steve Forbert

on Fri, 4 Nov 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Forbert is one of the few artists who can mesmerize a crowd with nothing but a distinctive voice, an acoustic guitar and his trusty harmonica slung around his neck, letting the purity of his music stand on its own. As one reviewer remarked, Forbert is a hardcore troubadour who, artistically speaking, continues to fight the good fight by releasing one excellent album after another and working his ass off show after show to earn every single fan's loyalty. A BRAND NEW studio album 'Flying at Night' set for release prior to his autumn 2016 UK tour!

{ £17.60 } buy tickets


Boo Hewerdine

on Fri, 4 Nov 2016 at Wirksworth Coach House Studios 8:00pm

Boo Hewerdine is well known as one of the greatest (and busiest) songwriter performers in the business, but incredibly, it' s been 7 years since Boo released his last studio album of original material. Not that Hewerdine has been inactive, far from it, the period has been the most productive of his career. Hewerdine wrote lyrics and played on over 30 new recordings by and with other artists during the period including the acclaimed 2014 album (Vagabond) and 2015 EP (Back The Dogs) with Scottish singer Eddi Reader, Last Man Standing Ep (2015) with Kris Drever of Lau and Duke Special.

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Danni Nicholls In Concert

on Fri, 4 Nov 2016 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

www.danninicholls.com

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Danni Nicholls In Concert

on Fri, 4 Nov 2016 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

www.danninicholls.com

{ £0.00 } buy tickets


Merry Hell

on Fri, 4 Nov 2016 at Ulverston Sports Club 7:45pm

The mark of Merry Hell is songwriting which is instantly memorable and is fresh and inventive yet at the same time seems familiar somehow, almost like meeting someone for the first time and knowing they are going to become a good friend. It is a well-established fact that if you see Merry Hell live, you will leave with a big grin on your face. Their music is rousing, joyous, uplifting and totally infectious and probably contagious [in a good way, of course]. Merry Hell favourites including "This Time", "Let's Not Have A Morning After", "Bury Me Naked", "Drunken Serenade" and "Finest Hour" will all have you up on your feet and/or clapping along and/or singing along. As well as their stirring anthems, Merry Hell also have a quieter, more introspective side with superb songs such as Virginia's touching "Emerald Green", Bob's romantic "I Never Loved Anybody Like I Love You" and John's tender "Lean On Me Love". The last time the band came, in May last year, there were well over a hundred people at the club to share their joie de vivre. If you came then you are bound to want to see them again. If you missed them it would be as well to get in early!

{ £9.90 } buy tickets


Tim Easton

on Fri, 4 Nov 2016 at Torquay The Crown & Sceptre 8:00pm

American songwriter Tim Easton was raised in Akron, Ohio. ​ Traveling early and often, he learned the ways of the road and rails and spent 7 years as a bona fide troubadour, making his way around Europe, playing the streets and clubs, and living in Paris, London, Prague, Dublin, or wherever he laid his hat. It was this period of time when he developed his songwriting style-folk based storytelling and personal traveling tales, often peppered with bold confessions or "tell it as is" reality. ​ Rolling Stone Magazine praised him as "having a novelist's sense of humanity. Returning to his roots in North America, New West Records released five solo albums starting with 2001's "The Truth About Us," which featured Jay Bennet, Ken Coomer, and John Stirrat (of WILCO) as the backing band. ​ Invitations from Lucinda Williams, John Hiatt, and Steve Earle as a support act followed. ​ Many tours later, after settling in Nashville, Easton recorded an album "Not Cool" (2013), which accented the stripped down Memphis & Sun Studios sound of the Tennessee Three. His newest record "American Fork" is a grand departure from his previous efforts, featuring a fully fleshed-out backing band, musicians and elaborate song arrangements,

{ £12.10 } buy tickets


Alejandra Ribera

on Fri, 4 Nov 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- A seductive performer. An innovative songwriter. Alejandra Ribera draws her audience into an intimate world of abandoned satellites, deep sea landscapes and mythical deities. A world where inventive melodies are woven passionately in English, French and Spanish. Often compared to artists like Tom Waits and Kate Bush, creating a timeless atmosphere with her distinctive voice and evocative performances, Ribera lives between Paris and Montreal, mesmerizing audiences on both continents. www.alejandraribera.com

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Mick Ralph's Blues Band

on Fri, 4 Nov 2016 at Ascot Jagz 7:30pm

{ £16.50 } buy tickets


Helter Skelter With Oysland + Roberta Bruno

on Fri, 4 Nov 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of Klezmer, Yiddish Traditional, World Sounds and Rockabilly Swing at Jamboree. Oysland are a floorfiling, tuchas-shaking blend of Yiddish tradition and worldwide modern influences and a formidable live force. Roberta Bruno is otherwise known as MISS BB, and will play a variant on her exhilarating rockabilly blues with a fine swinging tail.

{ £6.60 } buy tickets


New Roots Presents Jim Moray

on Sat, 5 Nov 2016 at London The Winemaker's Club 7:30pm

The Winemakers Club 41A Farringdon Street, London EC4A 4AN Nearest tube Farringdon, 3 minutes walk. DOORS 7.30 PM. MUSIC FROM 8.00 PM The Winemakers is a stunningly atmospheric candle-lit lit arch set in the vaults of Holborn Viaduct, attached to an independently run wine, whiskey and craft beer bar. Winner of an astonIshing five BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Jim Moray sees pop, rock and folk all as parts of the same musical landscape. After five ground-breaking albums including his debut, 2003 BBC Folk Award-winning album 'Sweet England, and 'Low Culture' ,2008: fRoots Critics Poll Best Album Award-winner and Mojo Folk Album of the Year, he now finds himself at the forefront of a new folk revival in the UK, and hailed as a pivotal influence by a new generation of folk musicians. Moray's career has been a continuous avowal of folk's relevance to contemporary life and its total indivisibility from the impulses which shape the very best rock and pop. In 2013 he celebrated both 10 years since his landmark debut album Sweet England and the success of his 2012 career best Skulk. Now he brings material from his forthcoming album of traditional ballads out on the road for an evening of storytelling music at its best.

{ £15.40 } buy tickets


Mark Harrison Band + Laine Hines

on Sat, 5 Nov 2016 at London Polish Jazz Cafe POSK 7:30pm

Guy Fawkes Special! Return by popular demand of the Mark Harrison Band and Laine Hines following their debut gig at Brooks Blues Bar at the beginning of last year.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Chris Wood

on Sat, 5 Nov 2016 at Teddington Landmark Arts Centre 7:15pm

Chris Wood is an uncompromising writer whose music reveals his love for the un-official history of the English speaking people. With gentle intelligence he weaves the tradition with his own contemporary parables. A self-taught musician, Chris is direct and unafraid to speak his mind, his song writing praised for its surgical clarity. Hollow Point his chilling ballad of the shooting of Jean Charles Menezez, won a BBC Folk Award (he's won six.) and emphatically secured Wood's place as a serious speech-master for the unofficial history of England. a perfect union of voice and guitar, lyrics and melody, compassion, irony, realism, wit, and humanity. The Herald. Remarkable THE GUARDIAN Doors open at 7.15pm for Performance start 8pm. Pre-show suppers are available from the venue on 020 8977 7558(limited availability - book early)

{ £19.80 } buy tickets


Bonfire Bonanza With Moirai - Concert And Ceilidh

on Sat, 5 Nov 2016 at Kidderminster Chaddesley Corbett Endowed Primary School 7:30pm

Moirai are joining us as part of their Bonfire Bonanza tour. Tonight Moirai will start with a concert, performing a mixture of songs and tunes from their first album 'Sideways' and new material which they will be taking to the recording studio later in November to record their second album. There will be an interval after the concert, rumour has it that there may be sparklers! There will certainly be an opportunity to visit the bar! Following the interval, Moirai will play tunes from their ceilidh repertoire and step by step they'll teach you the dances. A ceilidh is similar to barn dancing or country dancing. There will be an excellent caller to guide you through the dances. The dances are usually for sets of couples, rather than for couples alone, and the dances are always clearly explained and walked through before the music starts playing. If you've never done ceilidh dancing, this is a brilliant way to start because you really can pick it up as you go along. Wear some comfortable shoes. Whether you're new to ceilidhs or whether you're a seasoned dancer; whether you're 6 or whether you're 60; everyone can have a great time! Moirai is a meeting of the musical minds of: Jo Freya (Blowzabella, Token Women, Fraser Sisters), Sarah Matthews (Cupola, Cupola:Ward) and Melanie Biggs. They are three women who manage to create an orchestra and a choir of sounds and yet there are still only three of them. Throw away your preconceptions about what constitutes folk music and open your minds to a colourful pallet of sounds and song. They will take you on a roller-coaster ride through beautiful traditional tunes, haunting and buoyant compositions and songs that will pluck at your heartstrings as well as have you holding your sides to prevent bursting with laughter. Many bands can do beautiful music, many bands can do comedy, many focus on instrumentals others on their vocals, here you get it all in one tight but fluid package. Between them you get Accordion, flute, fiddle, viola, guitar, traditional whistles, soprano and tenor sax, clarinet and bass clarinet and three beautiful voices.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Bonfire Bonanza With Moirai - Concert And Ceilidh

on Sat, 5 Nov 2016 at Kidderminster Chaddesley Corbett Endowed Primary School 7:30pm

Moirai are joining us as part of their Bonfire Bonanza tour. Tonight Moirai will start with a concert, performing a mixture of songs and tunes from their first album 'Sideways' and new material which they will be taking to the recording studio later in November to record their second album. There will be an interval after the concert, rumour has it that there may be sparklers! There will certainly be an opportunity to visit the bar! Following the interval, Moirai will play tunes from their ceilidh repertoire and step by step they'll teach you the dances. A ceilidh is similar to barn dancing or country dancing. There will be an excellent caller to guide you through the dances. The dances are usually for sets of couples, rather than for couples alone, and the dances are always clearly explained and walked through before the music starts playing. If you've never done ceilidh dancing, this is a brilliant way to start because you really can pick it up as you go along. Wear some comfortable shoes. Whether you're new to ceilidhs or whether you're a seasoned dancer; whether you're 6 or whether you're 60; everyone can have a great time! Moirai is a meeting of the musical minds of: Jo Freya (Blowzabella, Token Women, Fraser Sisters), Sarah Matthews (Cupola, Cupola:Ward) and Melanie Biggs. They are three women who manage to create an orchestra and a choir of sounds and yet there are still only three of them. Throw away your preconceptions about what constitutes folk music and open your minds to a colourful pallet of sounds and song. They will take you on a roller-coaster ride through beautiful traditional tunes, haunting and buoyant compositions and songs that will pluck at your heartstrings as well as have you holding your sides to prevent bursting with laughter. Many bands can do beautiful music, many bands can do comedy, many focus on instrumentals others on their vocals, here you get it all in one tight but fluid package. Between them you get Accordion, flute, fiddle, viola, guitar, traditional whistles, soprano and tenor sax, clarinet and bass clarinet and three beautiful voices.

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Martyn Joseph In Concert 8.00 Pm

on Sat, 5 Nov 2016 at Swaffham Assembly Rooms 7:30pm

Martyn Joseph is a performer like no other. He's a jaw dropping guitar player who has developed a unique percussive style, teamed up with a powerful show stopping voice, and has been called "The Welsh Springsteen", 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. 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. Autumn 2015 marked the release of Martyn's brand new studio album, "Sanctuary" and he'll be showcasing these new songs, along with other familiar and much loved material. Martyn Joseph. A unique talent driven by passion and love for his trade, continues to write, sing and play from the heart. www.martynjoseph.net Bob Harris BBC Radio 2, "Intelligent and enlightened songs are both energising and provocative...from subtle tenderness to growly indignation. A Welsh national treasure" MOJO "A superb album, open yet textured; complex yet immediately listenable: insightful and often hard hitting"" R2 - 5 stars "heartfelt and ultimately optimistic songs" Songlines "One of the most charismatic and electrifying performers in Britain today...tough and passionate"
 Tom Robinson BBC 6 music "One of acoustic music's most original voices, and most forward looking of his generation of singer/songwriters" Q Magazine "A profound experience" The Boston Globe "Songs of social commentary as much as love, with a rootsy sensibility"
 Time Out "Written with craft, performed with passion" Financial Times

{ £17.60 } buy tickets


Tim Easton With Special Guest

on Sat, 5 Nov 2016 at East Grinstead The Dorset Arms 7:30pm

American songwriter Tim Easton was raised in Akron, Ohio. ​ Traveling early and often, he learned the ways of the road and rails and spent 7 years as a bonafide troubadour, making his way around Europe, playing the streets and clubs, and living in Paris, London, Prague, Dublin, or wherever he laid his hat. It was this period of time when he developed his songwriting style-folk based storytelling and personal traveling tales, often peppered with bold confessions or "tell it as is" reality. ​ Rolling Stone Magazine praised him as "having a novelist's sense of humanity." Returning to his roots in North America, New West Records released five solo albums starting with 2001's "The Truth About Us," which featured three-fourths of WILCO as the backing band. ​ Invitations from Lucinda Williams, John Hiatt, and Steve Earle as a support act followed. ​ Many tours later, after settling in Nashville, Easton recorded an album for THIRTY TIGERS (Not Cool, 2013), which accented the stripped down Memphis & Sun Studios sound of the Tennessee Three. His newest record American Fork is a grand departure from his previous efforts, featuring a fully fleshed-out backing band, musicians and elaborate song arrangements, will be released on LAST CHANCE RECORDS (North America) and AT THE HELM RECORDS (UK) in September, 2016. Worldwide touring will follow. ​ Recenlly, Easton reached the milestone to having 100 published original songs which he celebrated by releasing a hundred solo performance videos on a hundred consecutive days, mostly from his home in Nashville, Tennessee, on his personal YouTube channel. We will have a support act too

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Xylouris White + Richard Dawson

on Sat, 5 Nov 2016 at Newcastle Cluny 8:00pm

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Peter Knight's Gigspanner

on Sat, 5 Nov 2016 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:00pm

Since his departure from folk-rock pioneers Steeleye Span at the end of 2013, legendary fiddle player Peter Knight has turned his full attention to his trio Gigspanner, and in the process has firmly established their burgeoning reputation as one of the most innovative acts on the folk/roots scene, garnering along the way a reputation for dismantling traditional music and song and reassembling it in an intriguing, imaginative and beautiful way. Show starts 8pm

{ £15.40 } buy tickets


Worried Men

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

{ £7.70 } buy tickets


Worried Men

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

{ £5.50 } buy tickets


Miller Anderson With Voodoo Kitchen At The Woodlands Centre

on Sat, 5 Nov 2016 at Rustington The Woodlands Centre 8:00pm

THE GENIUS THAT IS MILLER ANDERSON AT THE WOODLANDS CENTRE RUSTINGTON PRESENTING HIS NEW ALBUM 'THROUGH THE MILL' THIS ALBUM HAS BEEN A WHILE COMING, BUT WITH ALL NEW ORIGINAL TUNES IT HAS BEEN WORTH WAITING FOR! SUPPORTED BY VOODOO KITCHEN. IT'S AN EVENING YOU CAN'T AFFORD TO MISS A look at his discography makes one wonder why Miller Anderson is a musicians' musician and his is not the name that everybody knows. Maybe that's because of the road he's chosen early on which leads to the pastures of Miller's own liking and not everybody else's. Still, the British blues aficionados recognise and adore Anderson's work with THE KEEF HARTLEY BAND where he was the main singer and T.REX fans are familiar with the sound of his guitar on Dandy In The Underworld. Yet these are only two of many great collectives the veteran's been in. Miller will be gracing the stage at The Woodlands with new all original material from a new album entitled 'Through the Mill' produced in collaboration with Jeremy Sherman (Worthings best kept musical secret) of 'Voodoo Kitchen' This is a unique opportunity to listen to a man who should rank beside the likes of Eric Clapton etc. in the intimate surroundings of this 175 capacity venue. So get your tickets early to avoid disappointment! More about Miller at:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brKuHTIbo7I https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miller_Anderson_(musician)

{ £16.50 } buy tickets


Ninebarrow

on Sat, 5 Nov 2016 at Osmington Village Hall 7:00pm

Ninebarrow are a multi-award-winning folk duo, who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition. Described by Mike Harding as sounding 'damn fine' and by Kate Rusby as 'absolutely amazing', Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere combine breath taking vocal harmonies and melodies, delivering original songs that are inspired and rooted in the landscape and history of the British Isles. As well as crafting unique and engaging original material, Ninebarrow also take a wide-range of traditional folk songs and rework them in their own, distinctive way. Not only exceptional singers and musicians, Ninebarrow are also equally passionate about the stories behind their songs - combining their music with history, folklore and storytelling.

{ £9.90 } buy tickets


Sara Watkins

on Sun, 6 Nov 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Acclaimed songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sara Watkins' new album, Young In All The Wrong Ways, out July 1 on New West Records, sees her boldly stepping in to the role of frontwoman following the collaborative groups of Watkins Family Hour and the Platinum-selling, Grammy Award-winning Nickel Creek, which she first formed with her brother Sean Watkins and Chris Thile when she was just eight years old. Easily her most cohesive and fully realized album of her solo career, it is also her most powerful, personal and revealing; she wrote or co-wrote each of the 10 songs a first for her. Watkins calls the new collection "a breakup album with myself..." and writing and recording these ten intensely soul-baring songs was a means for her to process and mark the last couple years, which have been transformative. These songs contain some of the heaviest moments of her career, with eruptions of thrumming B3 organ and jagged electric guitar. But it's also quiet, vulnerable, tenderhearted.

{ £16.50 } buy tickets


John Fairhurst

on Sun, 6 Nov 2016 at London New Cross Inn 7:00pm

London based, the John Fairhurst Band are a trio fronted by their eponymous songwriter. Drawing from Rock, blues and world music, with a penchant for slide guitar and a distinctive deep growling voice, his songs, delivered in pure raconteur style, narrate all the hardships of life on the road. https://soundcloud.com/john-fairhurst Don't miss this bluesy, boozy night. Tickets £8 | Doors 7pm

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Jim Causley

on Sun, 6 Nov 2016 at Topsham Matthews Hall 7:30pm

Jim Causley celebrates over a decade as an acclaimed solo artist and performer with a brand new studio album Forgotten Kingdom, a broad collection of songs inspired by Causley's native Westcountry mixing ancient history with the songwriter's own personal history and experience of the world. Jim is joined here by Nick Wyke and Becki Driscoll. Concert starts at 8pm

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Robyn Stapleton

on Sun, 6 Nov 2016 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

BBC Scotland's Young Traditional Musician 2014, Robyn Stapleton, is fast becoming one of the UK's leading folk singers. Over the past year alone, Robyn has performed with the Scottish Symphony Orchestra, shared the stage with Katherine Jenkins, and supported Capercaillie live on BBC television as part of the Commonwealth Games. Now one of Scotland's most sought after singers, Robyn has been invited to perform with Scots singer Emily Smith, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and on legendary radio program, Desert Island Disks. A nominee for Scots Singer of the Year at the Scots Trad Music Awards 2014, and an Ambassador for the Scots Language, Robyn has had an incredible year of awards and high-profile performances. Her debut album, 'Fickle Fortune', which was released in June this year, has received outstanding reviews: 'With a poise and feeling for her material that belie her 25 years' The Scotsman 'Rich, characterfully lilting, warm and clear ★★★★' The List

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Hunter Muskett

on Sun, 6 Nov 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Hunter Muskett formed in 1969 and flourished in the folk rock scene for a few years and a couple of albums. 30-something years after they split up, Terry Hiscock, Chris George, Doug Morter and Rog Trevitt reunited in 2010. This led to a new album and they're once more on tour and as Terry says:"busy recording our fourth album (that's one every ten years!)" Chris, Terry and Doug formed Hunter Muskett in 1969 whilst still at college. The band was lucky in having access to the clubs and colleges of London, including The Marquee and The Troubadour where they were finally spotted. Within a year they were signed by Decca producer Kim Margolis and booked into the company's West Hampstead studios alongside bassist Danny Thompson. Following the release of the first album in late 1970 bass-player Rog Trevitt completed the line-up. With their studies now finished the new four-piece finally went on the road full-time, evolving from a fully acoustic band to using electric guitars, drums and on their second album, synthesizers. Hunter Muskett's first record label folded; the second dropped its entire roster in favour of The Goodies! The band were unable to recover from losing their second label, and split up in 1974 BTF (Before TwickFolk). We didn't get them then, but we've got them now, so get ready for some "sunny, grin-inducing acoustic roots and rock" (fRoots). If you've been coming to TwickFolk's singarounds and singers nights over the last year or so, you'll know John Hudson as one of the three "John H"s. We've been enjoying John's excellent self-penned songs and it's time to give him a full support spot. Expect clever, witty songs and passionate delivery!

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Hunter Muskett

on Sun, 6 Nov 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Hunter Muskett formed in 1969 and flourished in the folk rock scene for a few years and a couple of albums. 30-something years after they split up, Terry Hiscock, Chris George, Doug Morter and Rog Trevitt reunited in 2010. This led to a new album and they're once more on tour and as Terry says:"busy recording our fourth album (that's one every ten years!)" Chris, Terry and Doug formed Hunter Muskett in 1969 whilst still at college. The band was lucky in having access to the clubs and colleges of London, including The Marquee and The Troubadour where they were finally spotted. Within a year they were signed by Decca producer Kim Margolis and booked into the company's West Hampstead studios alongside bassist Danny Thompson. Following the release of the first album in late 1970 bass-player Rog Trevitt completed the line-up. With their studies now finished the new four-piece finally went on the road full-time, evolving from a fully acoustic band to using electric guitars, drums and on their second album, synthesizers. Hunter Muskett's first record label folded; the second dropped its entire roster in favour of The Goodies! The band were unable to recover from losing their second label, and split up in 1974 BTF (Before TwickFolk). We didn't get them then, but we've got them now, so get ready for some "sunny, grin-inducing acoustic roots and rock" (fRoots). If you've been coming to TwickFolk's singarounds and singers nights over the last year or so, you'll know John Hudson as one of the three "John H"s. We've been enjoying John's excellent self-penned songs and it's time to give him a full support spot. Expect clever, witty songs and passionate delivery!

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


The Cedars + Newton Country

on Sun, 6 Nov 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE CEDARS combine raucous Folk-Americana with dark, foreboding blues and the occasional heart-stopping ballad to produce heady, intoxicating music. They have built both a formidable live set and an enthusiastic following since their first show back in 2006, and are highly respected amongst their peers on the alt.folk and Americana scenes. Since they formed, The Cedars have played a huge variety of shows and festivals including Glastonbury, Reading, Secret Garden Party, Wilderness, The Great Escape, Camp Bestival, Cropredy Fringe, Truck and many more. Their debut album Little Copper Still was recorded in California with producer Ian Brennan, whose previous work with folk legend Ramblin' Jack Elliot and recently Peter Case and Tinariwen have garnered Grammy Awards. Little Copper Still has earned critical acclaim from radio and music press with tracks from the album appearing on Americana and Folk collections here in the UK and in the US. "A very, very good album" Bob Harris they make a menacing folk-blues noise filled with slide dobro, banjo and railway track drums, and in Chantal Hill they have a singer who can break hearts and mend them again in an instant **** Q Magazine NEWTON COUNTRY: Roisin, Olly and Joe are part of a three piece Country Americana band from Bath. Combining Carter and Cash reminiscent Harmonies along with classic hand crafted songwriting, the group create a live show that is upbeat as well as engaging.

{ £7.70 } buy tickets


Will Kaufmman: Hard Times An' Hard Travellin': Woody Guthrie

on Sun, 6 Nov 2016 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 7:00pm

The world's leading expert on Woody Guthrie...as good an interpreter of Woody's music as you'll find.Woody Guthrie: Hard Times and Hard Travelin' sets Guthrie's songs in the context of the American 1930s - the Dust Bowl, the Depression, the New Deal and the state of popular music itself. Such hard-hitting songs as "Vigilante Man", "Pretty Boy Floyd" and "I Ain't Got No Home" are brought into conversation with other relevant songs - from Joe Hill's "The Preacher and the Slave" to "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?". Altogether the show highlights the blending of music and radical politics that marks Guthrie's most powerful work. Venue opens 6pm for meals which must be pre-booked on 01326 341353. Performance starts 7.30pm prompt.

{ £12.10 } buy tickets


Will Kaufmman: Hard Times An' Hard Travellin': Woody Guthrie

on Sun, 6 Nov 2016 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 7:00pm

The world's leading expert on Woody Guthrie...as good an interpreter of Woody's music as you'll find.Woody Guthrie: Hard Times and Hard Travelin' sets Guthrie's songs in the context of the American 1930s - the Dust Bowl, the Depression, the New Deal and the state of popular music itself. Such hard-hitting songs as "Vigilante Man", "Pretty Boy Floyd" and "I Ain't Got No Home" are brought into conversation with other relevant songs - from Joe Hill's "The Preacher and the Slave" to "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?". Altogether the show highlights the blending of music and radical politics that marks Guthrie's most powerful work. Venue opens 6pm for meals which must be pre-booked on 01326 341353. Performance starts 7.30pm prompt.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Will Kaufmman: Hard Times An' Hard Travellin': Woody Guthrie

on Sun, 6 Nov 2016 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 7:00pm

The world's leading expert on Woody Guthrie...as good an interpreter of Woody's music as you'll find.Woody Guthrie: Hard Times and Hard Travelin' sets Guthrie's songs in the context of the American 1930s - the Dust Bowl, the Depression, the New Deal and the state of popular music itself. Such hard-hitting songs as "Vigilante Man", "Pretty Boy Floyd" and "I Ain't Got No Home" are brought into conversation with other relevant songs - from Joe Hill's "The Preacher and the Slave" to "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?". Altogether the show highlights the blending of music and radical politics that marks Guthrie's most powerful work. Venue opens 6pm for meals which must be pre-booked on 01326 341353. Performance starts 7.30pm prompt.

{ £5.50 } buy tickets


Jody Kruskal (usa)

on Sun, 6 Nov 2016 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

An impressive floor spot in late 2014 earned Jody a place in our hearts - he'll gain a berth in your affections too with a winning stage presence and his repertory of US Trad. and popular songs from the last century plus Anglo concertina accompaniment.

{ £6.60 } buy tickets


Charlie Dore & Julian Littman

on Sun, 6 Nov 2016 at Maldon Blue Boar Hotel 8:00pm

Although best known as one of the UK's most respected singer-songwriters, Charlie Dore enjoys a multi-faceted career that includes acting in film, TV and radio, comedy-improvisation,writing for radio and composition for film and TV. Her songs have won two Ascap awards, an Ivor Novello nomination, both the Overall Grand and the Folk Prize from the International Acoustic Music Awards and in 2012 Best Album Lyrics from the Indy Acoustic Project for her album Cheapskate Lullabyes. Known for her bittersweet, often subversive lyrics, she is one of a handful of UK writers to have success across many genres, defined by the range of artists to have covered her songs, including Tina Turner, George Harrison, Lisa Stansfield, Paul Carrack, Ricky Ross, Celine Dion and Jimmy Nail. Her own albums, however favour a more eclectic, acoustic-roots side to her songwriting and she increasingly enjoys touring with this music and with long-time musical collaborator Julian LIttman. Julian Littman Musician, composer and singer-songwriter and Steeleye lead guitarist has played and performed with artists from Gerry Rafferty, Charlie Dore and Dexy's Midnight Runners to Sister Sledge and Phillip Bailey. He has also appeared in an abundance of TV & Film roles ("London Boulevard", "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers", "Evita" & many more), to West End musicals such as Queen's "We Will Rock You." and "125th Street" and others too numerous to list. Together their natural chemistry and combination of talents provide a wonderful evening of music and exceptional performance.

{ £16.50 } buy tickets


Sarah Mcquaid

on Sun, 6 Nov 2016 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

Starts 8pm

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Sarah Mcquaid

on Sun, 6 Nov 2016 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

Starts 8pm

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Franc Cinelli

on Sun, 6 Nov 2016 at Hope Old Hall Hotel - tea rooms 7:30pm

Bucking the trend with his free-wheeling alternative folk  Franc Cinelli is the songwriters' songwriter. From uptempo torch songs to blues laden road journals and lovestruck serenades to defiant, prison outlaw ballads; Franc has carved his own musical path.     Franc Cinelli's new album The Marvel Age shows an artist continuing a determined road, not afraid to take chances and experiment. At its core this is a folk record, but its use of rhythms, the twists and turns in the arrangements with their vibrant colours and haunting undertones, create something much more. It has received critical acclaim including Folk Radio UK's coveted album of the month slot and Resonance FM's Tin Can Review Top Ten Albums of the year along with a score of fantastic reviews in the UK and Franc's native Italy.  Live in the Tearoom Concert starts at 7:30

{ £6.60 } buy tickets


Vin Garbutt

on Mon, 7 Nov 2016 at Etton The Processed Pea 8:00pm

November sees a welcome return of Vin Garbutt to the Pea. More information on our website www.theprocessedpea.co.uk Doors open at 6.30pm for an 8pm start. You are advised to get here as early as you can because we operate a first come first served entry. Sorry, no food available.

{ £13.75 } buy tickets


The London Folk & Roots Festival: Colm Mac Con Iomaire

on Mon, 7 Nov 2016 at London The Forge, Camden 7:00pm

In a crowded field of outstanding Irish fiddle players and interpreters of traditional music Colm Mac Con Iomaire is unique. His voice is unmistakably his own and his music bears distinctive creative hallmarks which have as much to do with his personality and character as with his impressive technical mastery, musical authority and exquisitely expressive playing. Colm recently performed as part of the 2016 Centenary concerts in the National Concert Hall. He performed with Paul Muldoon as part of the literary celebration and with Glen Hansard, as part of 'Imagining HOME'. He was commissioned to write a piece of music 'SOLASTA' ( meaning 'Shining' ) which he performed for the President of Ireland last month in The Irish Writers Centre. This piece was written to accompany specially written poems from six of Ireland's leading Poets. His second Album 'And Now The Weather' has been critically acclaimed (album of the week in The Irish Times) and was recently shortlisted for the Choice Music Prize 'album of the year'. These are tunes that are effortlessly cinematic, conjuring images of weather-beaten coastlines and vast green expanses a consistently beautiful and frequently incandescent collection The Irish Times (Album of the Week) On the first album 'The Hare's Corner' - I was taken somewhere else. It's just a beautiful piece of mood music. If you're looking for an inheritor for Astral Weeks, this is it. Billy Bragg His work in TV, Film and Theatre has allowed him to progress and mature as an orchestrator of his own compositions. Colm is currently working on his second Movie feature soundtrack, which is due for release later this year. Against a backdrop of global war and destruction of the natural environment ' And Now The Weather ' reprises the plea of the hare for creativity and space. Somewhere in the middle of all this madness there is music and Colm Mac Con Iomaire .

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Sarah Mcquaid

on Mon, 7 Nov 2016 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Sarah Mcquaid

on Mon, 7 Nov 2016 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

{ £6.60 } buy tickets


The Emily Askew Band

on Mon, 7 Nov 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Emily Askew Band formed to fuse Emily's passions for Medieval and Renaissance melodies/songs and modern folk styles. Emily has had a successful career in both Folk (Askew Sisters, Alma, Ceilidh Factor and the Elizabethan Session) and Early Music (The Artisans, Shakespeare's Globe, Glyndebourne, The Dufay Collective, Joglaresa, Mediva and the Medieval Babes). Being an multi-instrumentalist playing vielle, shawm, bagpipes, recorders and medieval harp, Emily wanted to explore the possibilities of mixing these unusual sounds with modern instruments. The band bring together singer/guitarist/fiddler Jamie Roberts (Gilmore Roberts, The Dovetail Trio), fiddler/viola d'amore playing John Dipper (English Acoustic Collective, Methera, Dipper Malkin and Alma) and percussionist Louise Anna Duggan.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


The Rachel Hamer Band

on Mon, 7 Nov 2016 at Chesham Folk Club 8:15pm

The Rachel Hamer Band were the talk of Towersey Festival 2015. Having set the club tent alight, (metaphorically speaking) with their intricate, beautiful , powerful, driven songs and tunes, we had to book them The band are fronted by Rachel Hamer, a commanding and emotive singer from Whitley Bay, Jedburgh guitarist Graeme Armstrong, Saltburn's fiddle player and clogger Grace Smith and Glossops's whistle, flute, pipes and bassoon player Sam Partridge. The music is rooted in the North Eastern tradition but encompasses a broader global feel that is totally accessible.

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Crh Music Presents Sara Watkins

on Tue, 8 Nov 2016 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

{ £15.40 } buy tickets


Will Varley

on Wed, 9 Nov 2016 at Manchester Gorilla 7:30pm

Rambling folk singer Will Varley has travelled further than ever since a 500-mile walking tour along England's south coast. Third album Postcards From Ursa Minor has whisked him from Kent to sold out gigs including London's Scala and Manchester's Night & Day Cafe, embarked him upon Flogging Molly's infamous Salty Dogs Cruise from Miami to the Bahamas with music, friends and fans before taking him on a huge US tour with label-mates Skinny Lister and Beans on Toast. Scottish legends The Proclaimers loved him so much they invited him back for 25 dates of their summer 2016 tour, as did Bestival organisers who have booked him again for this year's festival. Having had the year of his life he still has plenty to give though, announcing his largest venue tour to date, including his biggest Manchester show to date, at Gorilla. It's no wonder the last year has been such a success. The stellar ambition both hinted at in tone and explicitly expressed in title of Postcards has left listeners in awe. Produced by Tristan Ivemy and mastered at Abbey Road by Frank Arkwright (Arcade Fire, Blur), it is a master-class in song-writing that pushes the boundaries of the 'one man and a guitar' format. It's hard to pinpoint just where things began to get out of control for Will. A 2015 autumn tour with The Proclaimers? Supporting Frank Turner at the Royal Albert Hall in support of Teenage Cancer Trust? Being played by Radio 2, 6 Music and Radio X? Perhaps it was just the enormous impact of the album that made people realise they were dealing with an unassuming master of his craft. And with 2016 packed with live dates and festivals, his journey to the stars will continue apace. 'Powerful, political and pertinent' The Independent This is a 14+ show. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Jim Moray

on Wed, 9 Nov 2016 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


The Fair Rain

on Wed, 9 Nov 2016 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

{ £14.30 } buy tickets


Carrie Rodriguez

on Wed, 9 Nov 2016 at London The Old Queen's Head 7:30pm

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 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Carrie Rodriguez, a singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas, finds beauty in the cross-pollination of diverse traditions. A passionate performer, she effortlessly melds fiery fiddle playing, electrifying vocals and a fresh interpretation of new and classic songs with an "Ameri-Chicana" attitude. Her newest project, the upcoming Spanish/English album "Lola," is both a return to her musical roots and something of a departure where she delivers her own twangy, Texas-bred twist on Mexican Ranchera songs, creating culturally blended music for a culturally blended world. Inspired by the 1940's-era recordings of Carrie's great aunt, Chicana singing sensation Eva Garza, the album is a mixture of new and old songs. It features Spanish songs written by some of Carrie's favorite Mexican composers, as well as her own Ranchera-inspired original songs written in English, Spanish and "Spanglish." Produced by Lee Townsend, the album is supported by an all-star band, The Sacred Hearts, assembled especially for this project. The band features internationally acclaimed composer/guitarist Bill Frisell, Viktor Krauss on bass, Luke Jacobs on pedal steel and guitars, David Pulkingham on nylon string guitar and electric guitar and Brannen Temple on drums and percussion. The crowdfunded project, supported entirely by friends and fans, is set to be released on Feb. 19, 2016 by Carrie's own label, Luz Records. "The outlier, Rodriguez... already so highly regarded that she's not only captured the heart of Americana music aficionados but infused the Latino community with a singular dose of Ameri-Chicana pride." - TODO Magazine Carrie, an Austin native, began playing violin at age five. Her training quickly became the passion and focus of her childhood, and by age 10, she had performed as part of a group at Carnegie Hall. She continued the classical track in her first year at Oberlin Conservatory, then shifted gears to pursue her true love affair with the fiddle - staying true to her Texas roots - at the Berklee College of Music. Early in her career, a collaboration with singer-songwriter Chip Taylor resulted in four highly acclaimed duet albums. Her subsequent solo albums highlight the diversity of her musical identity, from her debut "Seven Angels on a Bicycle" to 2013's "Give Me All You Got," which reached no. 1 on the Americana Music Charts. "A superb interpretive singer, not only milking melodies for all their pleasure but also revealing new implications in the lyrics." - The Washington Post Carrie has toured, recorded and co-written songs with legendary artists such as Lucinda Williams, John Prine, Bill Frisell, Rickie Lee Jones, Mary Gauthier, Los Lobos, Alejandro Escovedo and Los Lonely Boys, among others. She has made numerous television and radio appearances, including Austin City Limits, The Tonight Show and A Prairie Home Companion. She has been profiled in many publications, including Rolling Stone, The New York Times, The Times of London, The New Yorker, the Washington Post and many more. "She's the trifecta for me - beautiful singer, soulful songwriter, and kick-ass fiddler."" - author Brené Brown Carrie lives in Austin with her partner and musical collaborator Luke Jacobs, a multi- instrumentalist/singer-songwriter from Minnesota, and their son, Cruz Calvin Jacobs.

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Mairearad And Anna

on Wed, 9 Nov 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Please note: this event starts at 7.30pm. Based in Glasgow, Mairearad Green (accordion and bagpipes) and Anna Massie (guitar, banjo, fiddle) both grew up in the Scottish Highlands and so share an innate understanding of Scottish culture and music. As a duo they have enjoyed many successes, including five stars in The Scotsman and high praise from KT Tunstall, and their three albums have all met wide critical acclaim with Best Day their first album to feature songs. Expect the highest-order musicianship, with sets and songs intricately arranged and executed with a symbiotic sympathy.

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Mairearad And Anna

on Wed, 9 Nov 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Please note: this event starts at 7.30pm. Based in Glasgow, Mairearad Green (accordion and bagpipes) and Anna Massie (guitar, banjo, fiddle) both grew up in the Scottish Highlands and so share an innate understanding of Scottish culture and music. As a duo they have enjoyed many successes, including five stars in The Scotsman and high praise from KT Tunstall, and their three albums have all met wide critical acclaim with Best Day their first album to feature songs. Expect the highest-order musicianship, with sets and songs intricately arranged and executed with a symbiotic sympathy.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Matther Whitaker (henge) Album Launch

on Wed, 9 Nov 2016 at Carlisle The Source Cafe 7:00pm

The Man With the Anvil Hat is the debut solo album from Carlisle raised singer-songwriter Matthew Whitaker. https://matthewwhitaker.bandcamp.com/ We're really excited to host his homecoming album launch at the Source Collective you can read more about him here: Matthew has been a prominent member of the Manchester music scene for over a decade fronting hugely popular bands Whiskycats, Gypsies of Bohemia and, most recently, Henge. While these bands have been about partying, The Man With the Anvil Hat is more the soundtrack to the morning after dreamy, haunting, wistful and epic. Matthew was a prodigiously talented, virtuoso classical guitarist as a child, although he left that style of playing behind when he discovered song writing as a 16-year-old. The Man With the Anvil Hat sees him return to those classical guitar roots with inspiration coming from composers such as Leo Brouwer, Enrique Granados and Heitor Villa-Lobos. Other influences on the album include the movie scores of Ennio Morricone, the early 1970s folk/jazz music of Nick Drake and the soft, nuanced vocal ballads of Chet Baker. The Man With the Anvil Hat has been five years in the making with Matthew's other projects often competing for attention but now he is excited to finally release it. Matthew said: This is the music I haven't been able to play on Saturday nights. I rediscovered and rekindled my love of classical guitar, which had taken a back seat while I was busy being the party man. This is where my love of music started. But the opportunities to play these songs to an audience have been really rare. It's more reflective, more of a comedown record. And it definitely has a feeling of winter, without being bleak. I think it's my best work. The Man With the Anvil Hat will be released on vinyl, CD and as a digital download on November 7th 2016.

{ £5.50 } buy tickets


Oka Vanga

on Thu, 10 Nov 2016 at North Shields Percy Park Rugby Club 7:30pm

Oka Vanga, alias William Cox and Angela Meyer, are a multi-talented duo who move effortlessly from playing well known traditional material and instrumentals to their own well-crafted songs. Seamless guitar playing combines with ukulele and mandolin to create a varied music set. Recently described by Mike Harding as having both great musicianship and really fine songs, fans of both folk and roots music are sure to find something they will enjoy in their music. Hailing from London, Will cites a chance encounter with John Renbourn as the catalyst that led to him taking his guitar playing more seriously when he was a teenager. A multi-instrumentalist, Will is also an established music teacher in Hertfordshire. Originally from South Africa, Angie first picked up the guitar at the age of 6. She immersed herself in an eclectic world of music, studying classical guitar greats alongside song writing masters and world music alongside film music before finally relocating to the UK in 1999. Angie and Will formed Oka Vanga in 2008, naming their duo after a unique river delta in Africa recognised for its natural beauty. Working initially within a range of styles, Oka Vanga made their debut with 'Pilgrim' in 2014, an instrumental album awarded FATEA'S Instrumental Album of the Year. 'Tales of Eyam,' a Folk EP, followed in 2015 to great critical acclaim. The new album 'Dance of the Copper Trail' is due for release in 2016. This will be their début performance in North Shields. Meyer has a lovely, gentle voice soft as a wind borne feather and as emotionally loaded as two new lovers. Add to this their incredible gift on the guitars and you have something special. Danny Farragher, Folkall. Perfect Folk Fayre as someone (nearly) once said, one small step for man, a giant leap for Oka Vanga. Mike Ainscoe, Bright Young Folk exceptionally brilliant they are so in tune with each other that the rhythm and lead swap back and forth between them like a thread being woven into a complex tapestry. Pete Bradley, FATEA

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Anais Mitchell

on Thu, 10 Nov 2016 at Oxford St John the Evangelist Church 7:30pm

Mitchell is a skilled storytellerand her delivery gives an emotional complexity that welcomes and even demands repeated listens. Pitchfork Currently a well-kept secret, Mitchell is writing material that stands comparison with the great singer-songwriters of the past few decades Daily Telegraph Anaïs Mitchell is a Vermont and Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter who comes from the world of narrative folksong, poetry and balladry. She recorded for Ani Difranco's Righteous Babe Records for several years before starting her own Wilderland label in 2012. Among her recorded works are six full-length albums, including 2010's sensationally-reviewed Hadestown, a folk opera based on the Orpheus myth; 2012's Young Man in America, which was described by the UK's Independent as 'an epic tale of American becoming'; and 2013's Child Ballads, a collaboration with Jefferson Hamer, which won a BBC Radio Two Folk Award for Best Traditional Track. Mitchell has headlined shows worldwide as well as supporting tours for Bon Iver, Ani Difranco, The Low Anthem (all of whom appear as guest singers on Hadestown) Josh Ritter and Punch Brothers. Her stage production of Hadestown, which was ten years in the making, opened Off-Broadway in May 2016 to rave reviews. The New York Times called it inventive, beguiling and spellbinding while Vogue announced that, Hadestown will be your new theater obsession. The show was extended twice as a result of critical success and sell-out performances.

{ £16.50 } buy tickets


Jaywalkers

on Thu, 10 Nov 2016 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

Jaywalkers effortlessly blend British and American folk traditions to create something arguably greater than either of these genres.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


The Rachel Hamer Band

on Thu, 10 Nov 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Here's an exciting new outfit for you! Rachel is a powerful and emotive young singer from Whitley Bay on Tyneside whose repertoire of traditional and modern folk songs gets innovative and inspired accompaniment by onetime York Young Fiddler Grace Smith (also backing vocals and a bit of clog dance) together with guitarist and singer Graeme Armstrong and Sam Partridge on flute and piano.

{ £9.90 } buy tickets


The Rachel Hamer Band

on Thu, 10 Nov 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Here's an exciting new outfit for you! Rachel is a powerful and emotive young singer from Whitley Bay on Tyneside whose repertoire of traditional and modern folk songs gets innovative and inspired accompaniment by onetime York Young Fiddler Grace Smith (also backing vocals and a bit of clog dance) together with guitarist and singer Graeme Armstrong and Sam Partridge on flute and piano.

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Robin Williamson

on Fri, 11 Nov 2016 at London The King's Head - Crouch End 8:30pm

Now this is really something! The Incredible String Band maestro returns to sprinkle Celtic magic with his wife Bina. It is, according to the Glasgow Herald, an act of spell-binding musicianship. And nobody who was at the Klub last year to marvel at their work would disagree. Robin has been a giant of the acoustic music scene for 50 years - a trail- blazer in the art of mystical storytelling from his days as founder of the ISB and the Merry Band and an influence on many greats of the rock world, including Paul McCartney and Robert Plant. Bina adds gorgeous layers to the harp-led proceedings with her bowed psaltery (a kind of zither), autoharp, dulcimer and haunting vocals. Robert Plant sums it up in these few words ..."Pure beauty through simplicity."

{ £16.50 } buy tickets


Calan

on Fri, 11 Nov 2016 at Glyn Ceiriog Canolfan Ceiriog Centre 7:15pm

Welsh Celtic Folk Music

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Calan

on Fri, 11 Nov 2016 at Glyn Ceiriog Canolfan Ceiriog Centre 7:15pm

Welsh Celtic Folk Music

{ £6.60 } buy tickets


Soundbox Presents Jim Moray

on Fri, 11 Nov 2016 at Chester St Mary's Centre 6:45pm

Ticket price includes a rare opportunity to attend an 'In conversation with Jim Moray' event (7.30-8pm) before the concert begins (c.8.15pm). PLEASE SEE ADDITIONAL COMMENTS/INFORMATION BELOW. Doors:7pm Pre-concert event: 7.30-8pm Concert start: c.8.15pm Jim Moray stage time: 9.15pm. First-half musicians: Rose Price and Chris Lee There is parking within 5 mins' walk of the venue at the following locations: Castle Square car park (free after 5pm on the date of the event); on-street parking in Castle St and Upper and Lower Bridge St (free after 6pm).

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Clive Gregson @ Wychwood Folk Club

on Fri, 11 Nov 2016 at Ascott-under-Wychwood The Swan 7:30pm

Fri 11th November Clive Gregson @ Wychwood Folk Club The Swan Inn, Shipton Road, Ascott -u- Wychwood, Oxon, OX7 6AY Tickets £10.00 in advance £12.00 on the door Start 8pm.......Doors 7.30pm Contact: Mark/Elaine - 01993831427 or 07870563299 wychwoodfolkclub@gmail.com Born and raised in Manchester, England, Clive is an accomplished singer, musician and record producer. He started his professional music career in 1980 as the leader of cult band Any Trouble. The group toured extensively in support of five critically acclaimed albums and a number of singles that became radio hits before disbanding at the end of 1984. Fondly remembered and greatly missed. In 1985, Clive released the first of thirteen solo albums and he has maintained a solo profile ever since. His solo recordings and tours have been one of the main outlets for his prolific songwriting and a solo "Best Of..." compilation was released in April 2009. Clive's solo albums feature an eclectic mix of pop and folk styles, ranging from the full on electric band approach of "I Love This Town" to the stripped down "one man and his acoustic guitar" intimacy of "Long Story Short". May 2013 saw the release of Clive's latest CD, "This Is Now". Clive's live shows are usually solo performances and the guitar skills that prompted Guitar to include him in their "1,000 Great Guitarists" are always well in evidence. www.wychwoodfolkclub.com www.clivegregson.com

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Sheelanagig

on Fri, 11 Nov 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

{ £13.75 } buy tickets


Sheesham & Lotus & Son

on Fri, 11 Nov 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- They are renowned as one of the hottest and most entertaining old-time bands on the circuit, delivering visual delights as much as a virtual musical kick up the pants. The UK's fRoots magazine, has raved about them as wondrous old-time stylists a modern-day Mississippi Sheiks and, reviewing one of their legendary 'live' performances, Maverick magazine said simply: Hugely entertaining they stole the show! They made their first ever trip over the Atlantic to appear as one of the main visiting acts at Denmark's mammoth Tonder Festival last year and went down so well they got an immediate invitation back in 2015. After making their UK debut, the reviews were glowing. A delicious brew and all in all a lovely, inspiring and slightly manic treat, said fRoots magazine, while BBC Radio 3 World on 3 presenter Mary Ann Kennedy said they were the first Americana band in a long time that's really made me sit up and pay attention. Cerys Matthews at BBC Radio 6 urged everyone to catch them if you can, while top music writer Jeremy Searle added: Authenticity' is a much over-used, abused and misunderstood term but these three ooze it!

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Martyn Joseph

on Fri, 11 Nov 2016 at Lazonby Village Hall 7:30pm

Martyn Joseph is as performer like no other. He's a jaw dropping guitar player who has developed a unique percussive style, teamed up with a powerful show stopping voice, and has been called The Welsh Springsteen, 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. 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. Autumn 2015 marked the release of Martyn's brand new studio album, Sanctuary and he'll be showcasing these new songs, along with other familiar and much loved material. Martyn Joseph. A unique talent driven by passion and love for his trade, continues to write, sing and play from the heart. www.martynjoseph.net Stunning, heartfelt music
 Bob Harris BBC Radio 2, "Intelligent and enlightened songs are both energising and provocativefrom subtle tenderness to growly indignation. A Welsh national treasure MOJO A superb album, open yet textured; complex yet immediately listenable: insightful and often hard hitting" R2 - 5 stars heartfelt and ultimately optimistic songs Songlines One of the most charismatic and electrifying performers in Britain todaytough and passionate
 Tom Robinson BBC 6 music One of acoustic music's most original voices, and most forward looking of his generation of singer/songwriters Q Magazine A profound experience The Boston Globe Songs of social commentary as much as love, with a rootsy sensibility
 Time Out Written with craft, performed with passion Financial Times

{ £17.60 } buy tickets


Moirai

on Fri, 11 Nov 2016 at Guildford Institute 7:30pm

Moirai is a meeting of the musical minds of: Jo Freya (Blowzabella, Token Women, Fraser Sisters), Sarah Matthews (Cupola, Cupola:Ward) and Melanie Biggs (Boxtet). Between them they play accordion, flute, fiddle, viola, guitar, traditional whistles, soprano and tenor sax, clarinet and bass clarinet and three voices. Moirai means 'Spinners of Destiny' and their performances weave the trio's instrumental talents with haunting vocals. The result: enchanting musical arrangements delivered with skill and a healthy dollop of humour.

{ £9.90 } buy tickets


Moirai

on Fri, 11 Nov 2016 at Guildford Institute 7:30pm

Moirai is a meeting of the musical minds of: Jo Freya (Blowzabella, Token Women, Fraser Sisters), Sarah Matthews (Cupola, Cupola:Ward) and Melanie Biggs (Boxtet). Between them they play accordion, flute, fiddle, viola, guitar, traditional whistles, soprano and tenor sax, clarinet and bass clarinet and three voices. Moirai means 'Spinners of Destiny' and their performances weave the trio's instrumental talents with haunting vocals. The result: enchanting musical arrangements delivered with skill and a healthy dollop of humour.

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Anais Mitchell

on Fri, 11 Nov 2016 at Guildford St Mary's Church 7:30pm

{ £15.40 } buy tickets


Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin

on Fri, 11 Nov 2016 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

Winners of 2014's BBC Radio Two Folk Award for Best Duo their latest album Watershed, their mostemotionally charged, personal and pertinent work to date. A collection of 12 inspired original songs and tunes, recorded live with The Watershed Band in Devon's Blackdown Hills, it centres around the idea of turning points. Moving away from the historical figures and events that peopled their highly acclaimed previous album Mynd they explore the idea of a modern folk tale - drawing on personal experience to create edgier, grittier material whilst retaining an 'everyman' empathy. "Subtle, atmospheric... Bravely original"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", Daily Telegraph ****

{ £14.30 } buy tickets


Underhill Rose

on Fri, 11 Nov 2016 at Portsmouth The Square Tower 7:15pm

A dazzling fusion of bluegrass, country, pop and even a little bit of Tin Pan Blues! (Chuck Dauphin, Music News Nashville) Eleanor Underhill, Molly Rose and Salley Williamson create the foundation for an international recognised female trio known for blending aspects of Bluegrass, Americana, Country and Rhythm & Blues into an authentic sound that is all their own - Heartfelt Country Soul! Harmonies. Soul touching lyrics. Underhill Rose has put its talents to work to become synonymous with fresh, beautiful Americana music. With Eleanor playing her distinctive claw-hammer style on a Deering banjo along with harmonica, Molly Rose on guitar and Salley plucking the upright bass, the trio has carved a place in the Americana scene with songs that run the gamut from heart wrenching to sassy and playful to thought-provoking. Eleanor's salty blues inspired voice and Molly's soaring range lead the group in tandem with Salley's country twang to create three part harmony music that is inspired, and rooted in everything life has thrown at Asheville, North Carolina's pre-eminent female trinity. This trio of lovely young women could have sold out to Nashville for their good looks and pretty voices alone, but thankfully they decided to opt for vintage country sound, rooted in bluegrass, folk and blues, linking them with indelible pop hooks and soulful harmonising! (No Depression) Support for the evening comes from the brilliant UK bluegrass duo Jonas & Jane, who some of you may have caught playing at our all day Grand Ole Charity Show earlier this year. If you saw them then, you'll already know how great they are! They have also been described as one of the must-see acts in the UK's thriving Americana scene, with their harmony driven and bluegrass influenced folk, and we're really excited that they have added their considerable talents to what promises to be an awesome evening of top quality Americana music! More information at www.squarerootspromotions.co.uk

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Ben Waters & Tom Waters

on Fri, 11 Nov 2016 at Henley-on-Thames Shiplake Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Ben & Tom Put on a 2 hour show of classic Boogie and Blues. Bring your own booze and even a picnic to this lovely old village hall

{ £16.50 } buy tickets


The Jill Jackson Trio

on Fri, 11 Nov 2016 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jill_Jackson_(Scottish_singer) Jill Jackson is a singer songwriter from Paisley who has been described in the Nashville press as the Scottish Songbird. Formerly with her band The Chaplins Jill has worked with many "names" from the Scottish and US live music scene. As a solo artist her sound is far removed from the music she made as the front-woman of rock band Speedway, with whom she scored two top ten hits in 2004. From rock chick to country girl Jill has been gigging and recording as a solo artist since 2005. She has supported musicians such as Albert Lee, Roger McGuinn and Bryan Adams, and spent the end of 2008 on a 50 States in 50 Days tour of the U.S. In February 2009 she went back into the studio to record her second album with her band: Alan Frew (guitar), Lorna Thomas (bass guitar) and Carl Taylor (drums). The new material, in which you can hear the influence of Emmylou Harris, Shelby Lynne and Patti Griffin, reveals a musical style that has matured since her first acoustic album. As every Roots Music Club gig......this'll be good !

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


The Jill Jackson Trio

on Fri, 11 Nov 2016 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jill_Jackson_(Scottish_singer) Jill Jackson is a singer songwriter from Paisley who has been described in the Nashville press as the Scottish Songbird. Formerly with her band The Chaplins Jill has worked with many "names" from the Scottish and US live music scene. As a solo artist her sound is far removed from the music she made as the front-woman of rock band Speedway, with whom she scored two top ten hits in 2004. From rock chick to country girl Jill has been gigging and recording as a solo artist since 2005. She has supported musicians such as Albert Lee, Roger McGuinn and Bryan Adams, and spent the end of 2008 on a 50 States in 50 Days tour of the U.S. In February 2009 she went back into the studio to record her second album with her band: Alan Frew (guitar), Lorna Thomas (bass guitar) and Carl Taylor (drums). The new material, in which you can hear the influence of Emmylou Harris, Shelby Lynne and Patti Griffin, reveals a musical style that has matured since her first acoustic album. As every Roots Music Club gig......this'll be good !

{ £0.00 } buy tickets


Gti ( Guitar Trail Inside ) Feat Mama Goose Laszlo Baby And The Story

on Fri, 11 Nov 2016 at Manchester Didsbury Baptist Church 7:30pm

CHARITY MUSIC EXTRAVAGANZA IN AID OF MUSIC IN HOSPITALS FEATURING 3 MAGNIFICENT HEADLINE BANDS PLUS SUPPORT

{ £5.50 } buy tickets


Gerry Colvin

on Fri, 11 Nov 2016 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

Gerry Colvin must be one of the most endearing and energetic musicians on the planet, just as much at home playing small clubs as he is supporting Status Quo on their Aquostic Live tour. This multi-talented singer-songwriter performs all his own material, combining catchy melodies with thoughtful lyrics on love, society, angst and Johnny Cash! His be-suited on stage performance combines Frank Sinatra, Lee Evans, and the afore-mentioned Man in Black. Genius? Madcap? Maverick? Yes, all of these thingsand a lot, lot more. Gerry has been on the music scene for more than four decades and has built up an endless stream of anecdotes, tall tales and bizarre stories any or all of which may or may not be true. Throughout his career he has consistently proved he is not just a true showman and entertainer, but one of the finest songwriters this country has ever produced, his material embracing the caustically political and the melancholically romantic. Lauded on both sides of the Atlantic, his musical style straddles folk, country, jazz and Americana. Gerry will be joined by musicians Jerome Davies on double bass, Trish Power, accordion, and Lyndon Webb on guitar. At the forefront, Gerry has the feel of an old time bandleader who oversees proceedings and he certainly knows how to work an audience. He obviously enjoys himself immensely on stage and has an almost childlike enthusiasm for everything he does which becomes very infectious. He is an incredible showman, an impressive musician, a clever wordsmith and a great raconteur and if you had to say only one thing about him, it's that you certainly get your money's worth. Just expect a great night's entertainment from this extraordinary performer. Once seen, never forgotten. Fun guaranteed.

{ £12.10 } buy tickets


Judith Owen

on Sat, 12 Nov 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

WELSH SINGER-SONGWRITER Judith Owen's incredible band , bassist Lee Sklar , 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

{ £15.95 } buy tickets


Kat & Co.

on Sat, 12 Nov 2016 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Kat&Co. produced what I would describe as nightclub blues... it is smoky, it is sassy and it is very classy Blues Matters Magazine With family traditions rooted in the cotton fields of rural Tennessee, Kathleen Pearson is the real deal. But it is in the heart of London that she went looking for the Blues of the 21st Century. Under the Kat&Co. flag this eclectic quintet shares stories and sounds of ordinary cosmopolitan life. Kathleen Pearson has one of the most genuine and powerful voices in Blues in London today, with her strong solid band they are tour de force of Blues!Ronnie Scott's I like my father's style, my own style and Kat's style. I am crazy about that kind of stuff Mud Morganeld/Classic Rock Blues KATHLEEN PEARSON - Vocals Kat brings with her the heart of a musical style which originated in America and is loved by the world! Coming from a long history of Gospel hymns, Blues hummers and Soul singers, Kathleen sings through her heart and from the depths of her soul. She brings to the band the true tradition of the Blues song from her urban roots. You may have seen Kathleen's face on the cover of ID Magazine or in the video of the hit single Block Rockin' Beats by the Chemical BrothersOr maybe you would have heard her voice singing to a standing ovation crowd at Montreaux Festival or guesting on the hit single of D:Ream's Things Can Only Get Better. Kathleen has shared the stage with LuLu, Mud Morganfield (Muddy Waters Jr), Jason Robello, Tony Remy, Lil Jimmy Reed, also with Chicago Blues Queens Peaches Staten and Deitra Farr to name a few. FRANCESCO ACCURSO - Production/Guitars/Vocals Started his music studies in Italy with maestro G. La Monica and moved later on to Los Angeles to complete his studies with Scott Henderson, Carl Schroeder and many others at the world famous Musician's Institute of Technology in Hollywood (CA). After many years of extensive work as a side musician, he settled in London to start his own production company and focus on writing, arranging and making records. Francesco's eclectic guitar style and production skills have given the band its own thumb print. www.tonetrade.co.uk FEDERICO PARODI - Hammond Organ/Piano/Vocals After completing his Jazz Piano studies at Centro Jazz Torino (Italy), Federico moved to London where he has been constantly performing on the London Blues circuit. With residencies at "Charlotte Street Blues" and "Ain't Nothin But" as part of the house band, he had the chance to perform with some of London's most influential musicians and to open for many international artists. He is also a BAFTA award winning animator and video maker, and his shorts have been selected in many festivals around the world. Federico brings to the band chunky Hammond chops, a pinch of soul and striking visuals; don't miss the first Kat&Co. official videoclip "New Spleen Blues" www.fredpar.com NICK OWSIANKA - Drums/Percussions/Vocals He began playing the drums on pots and pans at the tender age of 5, inspired by the fantastic sound and energy of Ringo Starr with The Beatles. By 17 he was reviewed for a track in Rhythm magazine and given a 4.5/5 rating. In the Blues world, he has collaborated with Mud Morganfield, Lurrie Bell, Little Jimmy Reed, Bob Hall etc. He also had the privilege to support high profile artists such as The Editors, Hundred Reasons, Jamie Cullum, Mos Def and others. In his work as session musician, he performed for the BBC, recorded adverts for Garmin and appeared on several radio and TV shows. His solid punchy groove and creative eclectic style brings to the band the modern and distinctive edge which clearly defines its sound. MARCO MARZOLA - Double Bass/Electric Bass Marco's artistic formation started in the conservatory of Ferrara in Italy. Finding his first love in Jazz he moved to New York, where he studied with Barry Harris and Buster Williams. Marco has shared the stage and recorded with many great jazz musicians in Europe and the United States, including Betty Carter, Jimmy Cobb, Sherman Irby, Flavio Boltro, Jimmy Lovelace, Stefano Bollani, to mention a few. With his fine playing, Marco adds that touch of swing to all Kat&Co. grooves, helping to consolidate the classy night club feel that characterises the band style. www.marcomarzola.com www.katandco.co.uk

{ £13.75 } buy tickets


Sara Watkins

on Sat, 12 Nov 2016 at Guildford St Mary's Church 7:00pm

{ £15.40 } buy tickets


Cock & Bull

on Sat, 12 Nov 2016 at Godalming Borough Hall 7:30pm

Having got the Bismarcks to reform for our anniversary ceilidh we're delighted to welcome back one of the top bands from the '80's and '90's, Cock & Bull, which has come back together for the summer of 2016. The unique combination of Pete Lockwood's electronic percussion and programmed loop, Pete Martin's guitars and mandocello, Vanda Sainsbury's clarinet and saxophone and Lynn Swain's whistles makes for an irresistibly danceable sound - especially when accompanied by the calling of Michael Catovsky. A splendid time is guaranteed for newcomer and experienced dancer alike.

{ £12.10 } buy tickets


Underhill Rose

on Sat, 12 Nov 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ One of the most promising rootsy women artists in the Americana scene. No Depression Harmonies. Soul-touching lyrics. Underhill Rose has put its talents to work to become synonymous with fresh, beautiful Americana music. With Eleanor playing her distinctive claw-hammer style on a Deering banjo along with harmonica, Molly Rose on guitar and Salley plucking the upright bass, the trio has carved out a place in the Americana scene with songs that run the gamut from heart-wrenching to sassy and playful to thought-provoking. Eleanor's salty blues-inspired voice and Molly's soaring range lead the group in tandem with Salley's country twang to create three-part harmony music that is real and inspired, and rooted in everything life has thrown at Asheville, North Carolina's pre-eminent female trinity.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Neil Young Night

on Sat, 12 Nov 2016 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:00pm

A tribute to all eras of Neil Young's music, featuring some of London's finest folky musicians!

{ £6.60 } buy tickets


Folk Village Day

on Sat, 12 Nov 2016 at Sheffield Sheffield University Music Department 10:00am

We are delighted to announce news of our first Soundpost Folk Village event for 18 to 30 year olds. Saturday 12 November 2016 University of Sheffield Music Department Tickets: £25, £20 unwaged Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar will lead a variety of workshops catering to both singers & instrumentalists alike. You will explore and re-arrange traditional songs and tunes, get to grips with alternative guitar tunings, take part in big chorus singing and get creative in groups and bands! The day will finish with a session in the Bath Hotel. For more information, visit www.soundpost.org.uk/folk-village-day/ or contact nicola@soundpost.org.uk

{ £27.50 } buy tickets


Folk Village Day

on Sat, 12 Nov 2016 at Sheffield Sheffield University Music Department 10:00am

We are delighted to announce news of our first Soundpost Folk Village event for 18 to 30 year olds. Saturday 12 November 2016 University of Sheffield Music Department Tickets: £25, £20 unwaged Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar will lead a variety of workshops catering to both singers & instrumentalists alike. You will explore and re-arrange traditional songs and tunes, get to grips with alternative guitar tunings, take part in big chorus singing and get creative in groups and bands! The day will finish with a session in the Bath Hotel. For more information, visit www.soundpost.org.uk/folk-village-day/ or contact nicola@soundpost.org.uk

{ £22.00 } buy tickets


Holy Moly & The Crackers

on Sat, 12 Nov 2016 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Guy Davis & Brooks Williams: 'inside The Delta'

on Sat, 12 Nov 2016 at Brixham Theatre 7:30pm

Brooks Williams and Guy Davis: 'Inside the Delta' New York blues legend Guy Davis and Georgia-born roots and Americana singer songwriter Brooks Williams, one of the top acoustic guitarists of all time, explore the routes of the blues in this stunning duo combination. Guy's parallel careers as a musician, an author, a music teacher and a film, television and Broadway actor mark him out as a Renaissance man, yet the blues remain his first and greatest love. Growing up in a family of artists (his parents were Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis), he fell under the spell of Blind Willie McTell and Fats Waller at an early age. When Guy plays the blues, he doesn't want you to notice how much art is involved. Kokomo Kidd, his latest album finds the blues ambassador visiting fresh territory, his deft acoustic playing and well crafted lyrics are present as always but perhaps offers more light and shade. Brooks is a man on a mission. He not only tours like a hellhound's on his trail, but creates a super-charged music that is electrifying and fighting-fit. His influences fly so fast and furious they blur, yet his sound well, no one does it like Brooks! He stands on tradition but he doesn't stand still. He brings together electric, acoustic, slide guitar, singing and songs in a way that is blues to its core but also dips a little deeper into the well. Brooks Williams writes songs that are a collision of roots and evolution. Nowhere is this more evident than on his new recording, 'My Turn Now'. Words like "timeless", "astutely observed", and "archetypal" just about cover it. But at its core it is all about contrast. Like drinking whiskey from a honey jar, you get both the sweet and the bite. These two superb guitarists and singers will be displaying a level of skill and humanity that makes audiences smile wherever they perform. It's going to be the biggest gig of the year and quite a night! https://www.brookswilliams.com https://www.guydavis.com Tickets £15 Advance (£17 on the door if available)

{ £16.50 } buy tickets


Tarantella Beats Party With Amaraterra

on Sat, 12 Nov 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

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

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Sara Watkins (of Nickel Creek)

on Sun, 13 Nov 2016 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Acclaimed songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sara Watkins' new album, 'Young In All The Wrong Ways', out July 1 on New West Records, sees her boldly stepping in to the role of frontwoman following the collaborative groups of Watkins Family Hour and the Platinum-selling, Grammy Award-winning progressive bluegrass group, Nickel Creek, which she first formed with her brother Sean Watkins and Chris Thile when she was just eight years old. Easily her most cohesive and fully realized album of her solo career, it is also her most powerful, personal and revealing; she wrote or co-wrote each of the 10 songs a first for her. Watkins calls the new collection 'a breakup album with myself...' and writing and recording these ten intensely soul-baring songs was a means for her to process and mark the last couple years, which have been transformative. I looked around and realized that in many ways I wasn't who or where I wanted to be. It's been a process of letting go and leaving behind patterns and relationships and in some cases how I've considered myself. What these songs are documenting is the turmoil you feel when you know something has to change and you're grappling with what that means. It means you're losing something and moving forward into the unknown. That sense of possibility infuses the songs on Young in All the Wrong Ways with a fierce and flinty resolve, which makes this her most powerful and revealing album to date. In some ways it's a vivid distillation of the omnivorous folk-popbluegrass-indie-everything-else Watkins made with Nickel Creek, yet she makes audacious jumps that push against expectations in unexpected ways. These songs contain some of the heaviest moments of her career, with eruptions of thrumming B3 organ and jagged electric guitar. But it's also quiet, vulnerable, tenderhearted. In other words, bold in all the right ways.

{ £15.40 } buy tickets


Carrie Rodriguez At The Wee Gig

on Sun, 13 Nov 2016 at Abington Village Hall 7:00pm

{ £13.75 } buy tickets


Rod Jenkins Band

on Sun, 13 Nov 2016 at Bournemouth Trouville Hotel 7:00pm

{ £6.00 } buy tickets


Rod Jenkins Band

on Sun, 13 Nov 2016 at Bournemouth Trouville Hotel 7:00pm

{ £3.00 } buy tickets


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

on Sun, 13 Nov 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

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

{ £3.30 } buy tickets


Robb Johnson: My Best Regards Tour

on Sun, 13 Nov 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Robb's widely recognised as one of the UK's finest songwriters. An English original, (Robin Denselow, the Guardian) ... one of our best singer-songwriters ever (Mike Harding)... Johnson keeps folk music relevant & thought-provoking (The Living Tradition). Reviewing Robb's 2016 5 CD retrospective box set A Reasonable History of Impossible Demands fROOTS wrote one of this country's most important songwriters (no argument!). My Best Regards is released this September, with songs ranging from the personal to the political, & the shared points in between. Robb's very happy to be playing the Kitchen Garden as part of the My Best Regards tour. Tickets: £9 adv / £10 door Tickets available from the Cafe or www.wegottickets.com

{ £9.90 } buy tickets


Jim Causley

on Sun, 13 Nov 2016 at Canterbury The Black Robin Inn 6:00pm

Jim Causley celebrates over a decade as an acclaimed solo artist and performer with a brand new studio album Forgotten Kingdom, released by Hands On Music on February 19th 2016, and a supporting tour. Forgotten Kingdom is a broad collection of songs inspired by Causley's native Westcountry, mixing ancient history with the songwriter's own personal history and experience of the world. For this decennary celebration, Jim has invited some of his closest musical friends to join him as guests. Among them are long-time collaborators James Dumbelton, Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll, all three members of Show of Hands on whose label (Hands On Music) the album is being released; contemporaries Seth Lakeman, Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin, Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston, Kathryn Roberts, Lukas Drinkwater and Jackie Oates. Since the release of his debut album in 2005, Causley's unique voice and persona have helped him become one of the most well-loved and respected figures of today's contemporary roots and folk music scene. A prolific collaborator, Causley is hugely admired for his work with iconic groups The Devil's Interval and Mawkin:Causley as well as playing, touring and recording alongside Waterson:Carthy, John McCusker, Eddie Reader, Graham Coxson, Shirley Collins, Michael Morpurgo, Show of Hands, Kate Rusby, David Rotheray of Beautiful South fame and many more. During the past decade Causley has been nominated for no less than five BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, won the Spiral Earth Singer of the Year award in 2014, presented his own folk music show on BBC Radio Devon and in 2015 he worked with BBC TV historian Dr Sam Willis to create the music for his show 'Highwaymen, Outlaws and Villains' and was asked to perform his song 'Pride of the Moor' on BBC TV's Countryfile - Dartmoor Special. Jim played at The Playhouse, Whitstable in 2010 for Folk in the Barn with Mawkin:Causley He charmed the audience with his rich vocals and endearing personality. We've long hoped to invite him back again. 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 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

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Jody Kruskal At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 13 Nov 2016 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

One of the best anglo-concertina players on the planet! An evening with US based Jody is a delight from start to finish. Glorious playing, great songs and a dazzling range of styles from contra dance, old-time, music-hall and ragtime. 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.

{ £7.70 } buy tickets


Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage

on Sun, 13 Nov 2016 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 6:30pm

A special Sunday Gallery Gig. There is an almost musical soulmate quality to the beautiful voice of charismatic folk singer Hannah Sanders with dobro player, guitarist and singer Ben Savage (The Willows). Huddled round a single vintage microphone they delicately explore life, love, grief and death through a musical journey. This show is part of their 'Before The Sun' album tour. "Absolutely fantastic; it is fabulous! Every track a pearl." Mike Harding Folk Show Show starts 7.30pm

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Ryley Walker

on Mon, 14 Nov 2016 at Manchester Ruby Lounge 7:30pm

In November 2015, at the end of a ten month period which saw him play over 200 shows, Ryley Walker decided that he should probably head home. However you wished to measure it, he was surely due some sort of holiday. The preceding months had been extraordinary. In March, his second album Primrose Green, emerged to critical hosannas from the likes of Uncut, Q, Mojo and The Guardian in the process, earning admiration of musicians who had chalked up no shortage of turntable miles in Walker's life. Robert Plant declared himself a fan as did double-bass legend Danny Thompson, with whom Ryley would later embark on a British tour. For all of that, a holiday was the last thing on Ryley's mind and certainly not a holiday in his adopted hometown. After a year spent on the road, all that Ryley could associate with Chicago was the emotional debris he had left behind. Indeed, anyone who caught his performances throughout the course of 2015, will attest to Ryley's apparently effortless facility to conjure a breath-taking spectacle from a standing start. By the time of his 26th birthday last summer though, it became increasingly clear to Ryley that his recorded work was becoming less and less representative of the directions he and his close-knit group of musicians were taking in the live shows. Word of mouth and critical acclaim ensured sell-out audiences at his British shows, whilst a sprawling tour of the USA around Primrose Green presented a perfect chance to workshop ideas for what would eventually become his third studio album, Golden Sings That Have Been Sung. Last May, before an audience of about four people in Cleveland Ohio, Ryley remembers springing a new riff upon long-time guitar foil Brian Sulpizio, over which he found himself singing the line, I only have a Christian education. Over a period of successive nights, this riff, attached to a single lyrical fragment, broadened out into what would become one of the signature songs on the next record with Ryley as much a fascinated witness to its creation as those who saw it taking shape. Of Sullen Mind, the song which grew out of those improvisations, Ryley explains, I felt like I wasn't raised to have to deal with negative, dark things in my life, but the reality is that I do. Everyone does. And a Christian education isn't likely to save you from that. Over the ensuing months, Ryley's increasing desire to push himself beyond the strictures of songs he had already recorded, increased his hunger for concocting new material before ever increasing audiences. In September, over 1500 people turned up to watch Ryley and his band at Amsterdam's legendary Paradiso club. I didn't really have any lyrics at that point. All I had was 'You could find me at the Roundabout'. I was thinking about a bar just outside of Appleton, Wisconsin, called The Roundabout, that I'd sometimes go to with my parents. What is ostensibly a song about any of those bars in the mid-West where the beer is $2 for a giant glass of beer, and they've got chicken fingers and fries for $5 opens a portal into Ryley's own blue-collar psychogeography, with inspired gambolling double bass from Anton Hatwich to help propel us there. If The Roundabout represented a symbolic return to Chicago, other songs were directly wedded to Ryley's actual return there. Some of his formative musical memories had been shaped by the work of pioneering Chicago acts such as Gastr del Sol and Tortoise. Jeff Parker was the guitarist with Tortoise, and I used to listen to him a lot, recalls Ryley, who figured that, for the first time in his career, it might be helpful to enlist the services of a producer. With only one person on his shortlist, once again, all roads led back to Chicago. Ryley had been a long-time admirer of sometime Wilco multi-instrumentalist LeRoy Bach. Back in 2009, still in his teens, he had frequented the improv nights hosted by Bach at a restaurant/gallery space called Whistler. For me, it was an incredible opportunity, recalls Ryley, because you would sometimes also have Dan Bitney, the drummer with Tortoise, and I'd get to play with these people. I mean, they were twice my age. I'm sure they thought I was annoying at first, maybe some of them still do, but I kind of looked at them like gurus and to have these old school Chicago heads taking me in was just amazing. For Ryley then, the prospect of having Bach produce his album was something of a no-brainer. It was everything I wanted it to be, he enthuses. I would go to LeRoy's house every other day with a riff, and we would take it from there. Perhaps more than any other song on the record, the somnambulant sun-dappled intimacies of opening track The Halfwit In Me most audibly bear the imprint of those Whistler sessions. Absolutely, concurs Ryley, I have to give LeRoy a hand for that. He helped shape that song, especially the clarinet parts. We went into the studio over the Christmas vacation in fact, I think we actually recorded that song on Christmas Day. Here and elsewhere, it's impossible to miss the concerted lyrical shift away from the rapt generalities of Primrose Green and into avowedly personal territory. Funny Thing She Said is a case in point an unflinching study of separation set to a shimmeringly supple ensemble performance, at times calling to mind David Sylvian's late 80s solo albums or the humid euphoria of Iron & Wine's best work. Perhaps the most exciting moment of these recordings though, came right at the very end, when he and LeRoy Bach assembled them in a line and began to realise the distance they had covered together. It isn't always obvious to you, when you're in the thick of it, he explains. But, for the first time, I thought we had something that corresponds to what I was hearing in my head. No less exciting for Ryley, and for those of us who have followed his path with increasing enthusiasm, are the new possibilities mapped out by these songs: the soft, slo-mo explosions of melody on A Choir Apart that intermittently burst through the distant thunder of the verses; the intriguing surreal images meted out by I Will Ask You Twice, like a malfunctioning slide projector; and, perhaps best of all, the stunning finale, Age Old Tale, which spiders out from an Alice Coltrane-inspired reverie into a sustained rapture that very few artists beyond perhaps Talk Talk on Laughing Stock, have managed to achieve. This is music made for the dewy magic hour when night and day have yet to meet and, as long as the song is playing, you feel might briefly leave the corporeal world with them. This is the music you might imagine the woodland animals making once the humans have left for the night. This is Ryley Walker's coming of age.

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Jimmy Aldridge And Sid Goldsmith

on Mon, 14 Nov 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

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.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Lady Maisery

on Mon, 14 Nov 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

We are delighted to welcome back Lady Maisery to The Greystones following their sell-out show with Coven earlier this year. One of the finest shows we have ever delivered at the venue. It was simply magnificient. As a special treat there are two nights in the intimate venue to help celebrate the launch of Cycle, their brand-new studio album. * * * Nominated for the 'Horizon' BBC Folk Award 2012 and for 'Best Debut' at the Spiral Awards 2012. Forged from the voices of Hannah James (Kerfuffle, duo with Sam Sweeney), Hazel Askew (The Askew Sisters, The Artisans) and Rowan Rheingans (Fidola), Lady Maisery explore vocal harmony to breathtaking effect, through their fresh interpretations of songs and ballads. The trio burst onto the scene with the release of the debut album, 'Weave and Spin' in summer 2011, which received much critical acclaim and was declared an 'Album of the Week' by The Independent. Their live performances during the festival season created a real buzz and they were nominated for the Horizon Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2012 and for Best Debut at the 2012 Spiral Awards. Lady Maisery break new ground as one of the first UK groups to explore the tradition of diddling or tune singing, which has nearly died out in England, but is still prevalent in Scandinavia and other parts of Europe. Whether singing unaccompanied, or with backing from their combined instrumental talents on accordion, harp and fiddle, be prepared to be enchanted by rich harmonies and sumptuous clashes. Lady Maisery are women with ideas, purpose and urgency. They've packed these into Mayday and created a powerful, enthralling work ***** SONGLINES There are two performances on Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th November 2016. These will sell-out, no doubt about it, get your skates on!! Tickets are available from the venue daily til 6pm

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Daoiri Farrell

on Tue, 15 Nov 2016 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

'Daoirí is one of the most important traditional singers to emerge in the last decade'  Dónal Lunny (Planxty / The Bothy Band / Moving Hearts) Powerful Irish traditional singer and bouzouki player Daoirí (pronounced 'Derry') Farrell from Dublin, is the new voice of Irish traditional music. In Daoirí Farrell distinct, perceptive and fluid vocals are teamed with an instrumental musicianship honed through years of study, all driven by a deep love of Irish traditional song. The result is a musician hailed by Dónal Lunny as the most important traditional singer to emerge in recent years. Although the only singer/musician in his immediate family, Daoirí was introduced to the music at a very early age by his parents who shared a keen interest in artists such as Christy Moore, Andy Irvine, Frank Harte, Planxty and The Bothy Band and more. Daoirí took up music himself at the relatively late age of 16 and only started to perform at 23, but he has come a long way since then and the early release of his accomplished debut album 'The First Turn', in 2009. 'The First Turn, could well prove to be a winner for Daoirí Farrell' Irish Music Magazine.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Crh Music Presents Anais Mitchell

on Tue, 15 Nov 2016 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

Anaïs Mitchell is a Vermont and Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter who comes from the world of narrative folksong, poetry and balladry. She recorded for Ani Difranco's Righteous Babe Records for several years before starting her own Wilderland label in 2012. Among her recorded works are six full-length albums, including 2010's sensationally-reviewed Hadestown, a folk opera based on the Orpheus myth; 2012's Young Man in America, which was described by the UK's Independent as 'an epic tale of American becoming'; and 2013's Child Ballads, a collaboration with Jefferson Hamer, which won a BBC Radio Two Folk Award for Best Traditional Track.    Mitchell has headlined shows worldwide as well as supporting tours for Bon Iver, Ani Difranco, The Low Anthem (all of whom appear as guest singers on Hadestown) Josh Ritter and Punch Brothers. Her stage production of Hadestown, which was ten years in the making, opened Off-Broadway in May 2016 to rave reviews. The New York Times called it inventive, beguiling and spellbinding while Vogue announced that Hadestown will be your new theater obsession. The show was extended twice as a result of critical success and sell-out performances. Mitchell is a skilled storytellerand her delivery gives an emotional complexity that welcomes and even demands repeated listens. Pitchfork   Currently a well-kept secret, Mitchell is writing material that stands comparison with the great singer-songwriters of the past few decades Daily Telegraph  

{ £18.70 } buy tickets


Lady Maisery

on Tue, 15 Nov 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

We are delighted to welcome back Lady Maisery to The Greystones following their sell-out show with Coven earlier this year. One of the finest shows we have ever delivered at the venue. It was simply magnificient. As a special treat there are two nights in the intimate venue to help celebrate the launch of Cycle, their brand-new studio album. * * * Nominated for the 'Horizon' BBC Folk Award 2012 and for 'Best Debut' at the Spiral Awards 2012. Forged from the voices of Hannah James (Kerfuffle, duo with Sam Sweeney), Hazel Askew (The Askew Sisters, The Artisans) and Rowan Rheingans (Fidola), Lady Maisery explore vocal harmony to breathtaking effect, through their fresh interpretations of songs and ballads. The trio burst onto the scene with the release of the debut album, 'Weave and Spin' in summer 2011, which received much critical acclaim and was declared an 'Album of the Week' by The Independent. Their live performances during the festival season created a real buzz and they were nominated for the Horizon Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2012 and for Best Debut at the 2012 Spiral Awards. Lady Maisery break new ground as one of the first UK groups to explore the tradition of diddling or tune singing, which has nearly died out in England, but is still prevalent in Scandinavia and other parts of Europe. Whether singing unaccompanied, or with backing from their combined instrumental talents on accordion, harp and fiddle, be prepared to be enchanted by rich harmonies and sumptuous clashes. Lady Maisery are women with ideas, purpose and urgency. They've packed these into Mayday and created a powerful, enthralling work ***** SONGLINES There are two performances on Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th November 2016. These will sell-out, no doubt about it, get your skates on!! Tickets are available from the venue daily til 6pm

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Eleanor Mcevoy

on Tue, 15 Nov 2016 at Glasgow The Glad Cafe 7:30pm

An up close and intimate show from the iconic Irish singer songwriter. Eleanor McEvoy continues her Naked... Live tour, which will take her play Ireland, Spain, Germany, Australia and Scotland and elsewhere in 2016. Naked Music is Eleanor's new album, her music played in solitude in a beautiful farm recording studio in Norfolk, England. The recordings became a collaboration with famed British artist Chris Gollon after Eleanor purchased one of Chris's artworks. A meeting and conversations with Chris followed and a mutual respect was formed. With this focus, 4 canvasses were painted for the album art work and saw Eleanor launch the album at the exclusive Gallery Different in Fitzrovia, London. It was a very special evening surrounded by 24 paintings inspired by the songs and titles of the album. Naked... Live sees this solitary exploration of the best of her back catalogue in the simple engaging starkness of her own performance. She walks in a single pool of light the stage set is with her electric guitar, acoustic guitar, violin, piano and a small amp. What follows, has been enthralling audiences across Britain, Europe and further. Referred to by one critic as 'musical stand-up' just like her previous ALONE shows, where she entranced audiences with her singing, talking, anecdotes and playing, using her own songs and insightful interpretations of other writers (Chuck Berry, Georges Moustaki, Brian Wilson) Eleanor's history is well documented at this point, a difficult childhood in the emerging dreary 1960s Dublin. The light at the end of the tunnel was the music brought to her and played by her elder siblings. So by the age of 14, she was winning violin competitions (the Oireachtas), playing in youth orchestras and in folk groups. Sufficient musical acumen and sufficient grades, earned her a place in Trinity College Dublin's music degree course. From there she went on to a parallel career of playing in Ireland's Symphony Orchestra and being a band and session musician for greats including Phil Coulter and Mary Black, eventually the need to do her own music won out and she was propelled into orbit by the success of Woman's Heart and a US record deal. This trajectory continues to this day with the wonderful musical intimacy of her show Naked Live, featuring her own music as well as co-writes with the likes of Lloyd Cole and Rodney Crowell. The album 'A Woman's Heart' which took its name from, and features, Eleanor's iconic song remains the largest selling Irish music album in Irish chart history. Her standing in the music community of her native land is unparalleled. Having tasted worldwide success with hits like 'Sophie' & 'Only A Woman's Heart', being on a major label was not a fulfilling experience for Eleanor. Moving back from America to Ireland saw Eleanor re-focus and make the decision to become truly independent, setting up her own label and collaborating with a host of other artists. With 13 albums to her name, it is evident from her engaging live performances that she is a truly special artist with a genuine connection with an audience that few can match. "Her voice is clear and potently charged, one hundred percent believable; when her songs are bitter the acid burns your eyes, when they are sad you can taste the tears.- Sean Laffey, Irish Music Magazine "McEvoy's voice has a depth of expression born from living the songs rather than just singing them. It's a genuine privilege to be on the outside looking in. - Jackie Hayden, Hot Press

{ £12.10 } buy tickets


Sharon Shannon And Band

on Tue, 15 Nov 2016 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Sharon Shannon the button accordion player from Co Clare, Ireland has recorded and toured with a who's who of the Irish and Global Music Industry, including Bono, Adam Clayton, Sinead O'Connor, Jackson Browne, John Prine, Steve Earle, The RTE Concert Orchestra, The Chieftains, The Waterboys, Willie Nelson, Nigel Kennedy, Alison Krauss and Shane MacGowan. The genre-defying star has had multi-platinum album sales and has had several number one albums, singles and DVDs in her home country. Her album Galway Girl went 4 times platinum in Ireland with the title track winning her the Meteor award two years running for the most downloaded song. Her career took a massive upward trajectory when in the late 80s she was asked to joined the seminal rock band The Waterboys. Her first show with that band, to an audience of 50,000, was the on main stage at Glastonbury. Her subsequent debut album was released worldwide and was to become the biggest selling record by a traditional artiste in Ireland. Currently working on a book on her life, she is also writing material for a new album to be released in 2017. This will be her first studio album in four years although she has recorded with many artistes in the intervening years. On her European tour, Sharon will be joined by Jim Murray, acoustic guitar, Sean Regan fiddle, vocals and percussion and Alan Connor piano, electric guitar, percussion and vocals.

{ £19.80 } buy tickets


The Willows

on Wed, 16 Nov 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Martin Harley

on Wed, 16 Nov 2016 at Aldershot West End Centre 7:00pm

{ £14.85 } buy tickets


Vin Garbutt

on Wed, 16 Nov 2016 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

{ £14.30 } buy tickets


Anaïs Mitchell

on Wed, 16 Nov 2016 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

Anaïs Mitchell is a Vermont and Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter who comes from the world of narrative folksong, poetry and balladry. She recorded for Ani Difranco's Righteous Babe Records for several years before starting her own Wilderland label in 2012. Among her recorded works are six full-length albums, including 2010's sensationally-reviewed Hadestown, a folk opera based on the Orpheus myth; 2012's Young Man in America, which was described by the UK's Independent as 'an epic tale of American becoming'; and 2013's Child Ballads, a collaboration with Jefferson Hamer, which won a BBC Radio Two Folk Award for Best Traditional Track. Mitchell has headlined worldwide as well as supporting tours for Bon Iver, Ani Difranco, The Low Anthem (all of whom appear as guest singers on Hadestown), Richard Thompson, Josh Ritter, Patty Griffin and Punch Brothers. Her stage production of Hadestown opens Off-Broadway in May 2016. If theres a common thread in Mitchell's work it's that she's as interested in the world around her as the one inside her. She has a way of tackling big themes with the same emotional intimacy most artists use to describe their inner lives. 'That's why', as one journalist put it, 'even in her most intimate moments, she never sounds like a confessional songwriter.'

{ £15.50 } buy tickets


Laish

on Wed, 16 Nov 2016 at London The Courtyard 7:30pm

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Ewan Mclennan.

on Thu, 17 Nov 2016 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8:00pm

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Martin Harley (solo)

on Thu, 17 Nov 2016 at Brighton Komedia 7:30pm

14+ (under 16s must be accomapnied by a full paying adult)

{ £14.85 } buy tickets


Winter Mountain

on Thu, 17 Nov 2016 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

Cornish singer / songwriter Joe Francis is Winter Mountain. Hailing from the wild northern shores of Cornwall, UK Winter Mountain is a blend of melodic songs, an extraordinary voice and heartfelt lyrics

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


The Jon Palmer Acoustic Band

on Thu, 17 Nov 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Here's another great band on their Black Swan debut, a 6-piece folk, roots and rock & roll combo based in the musically vibrant market town of Otley and winning a name for itself across the region. The line-up is guitars, mandolin, whistle, double bass, violin and percussion, with everyone singing. Jon Palmer is the lauded songwriter and lead singer, joined by Nick Settle, Wendy Ross, Tom Palmer, Ricky Silvers and Matt Nelson.

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


The Jon Palmer Acoustic Band

on Thu, 17 Nov 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Here's another great band on their Black Swan debut, a 6-piece folk, roots and rock & roll combo based in the musically vibrant market town of Otley and winning a name for itself across the region. The line-up is guitars, mandolin, whistle, double bass, violin and percussion, with everyone singing. Jon Palmer is the lauded songwriter and lead singer, joined by Nick Settle, Wendy Ross, Tom Palmer, Ricky Silvers and Matt Nelson.

{ £7.70 } buy tickets


Allan Taylor @ The Hungry Horse Folk Club, Ellesmere Port, Ch65 6qf

on Thu, 17 Nov 2016 at Ellesmere Port The Whitby Club 7:00pm

Brilliant singer/songwriter ALLAN TAYLOR pays another visit to our club and we are all thrilled about that. A superb guitarist as well as singer Allan is an ultra professional with really interesting stories to tell about his life on the road. A wonderful night in prospect.

{ £9.90 } buy tickets


Jackie Oates

on Fri, 18 Nov 2016 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

Seating is limited. Please advise if you have special needs in this regard. Doors are at 7pm. About Jackie Oates Winner of BBC Folk Awards for best newcomer and best traditional track 'A celebrity in the new folk scene' The Guardian 'Oates has a clear voice that is at once traditional and modern.' Q Jackie Oates is a name synonymous with the reinvigoration of English folk music, beguiling audiences with a delicate balance of tradition and reinvention. Her mellifluous voice and imaginatively plaintive fiddle style has won her several BBC Folk Awards during a 10-year recording career that began as a member of the nascent Unthanks and has continued with five acclaimed solo albums. Collaborations with Alasdair Roberts, Belinda O'Hooley and her brother Jim Moray on material that's ranged from traditional ballads to eerie lullabies and rich contemporary songs, Jackie has earned fans beyond the folk scene she grew up in. Her music has featured on Lauren Laverne's 6 Music show, alternative station XFM and even an upcoming episode of Midsomer Murders. And she was granted a rare honour by having a makeup product named after her by Lush cosmetics. To quote the illustrious Mojo magazine, Jackie Oates enthrals. 'Charming and occasionally jaw-droppingly beautiful' fRoots 'English folk-pop...as pretty as some spring mornings.' The Independent

{ £23.10 } buy tickets


Martin Simpson

on Fri, 18 Nov 2016 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

/www.martinsimpson.com/ 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"

{ £15.40 } buy tickets


Danny And The Champions Of The World

on Fri, 18 Nov 2016 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

There's something to be said for hitting the ground running, with a good tailwind behind you. Danny Wilson agrees. And his new album is the proof. Wilson and his band, Danny & The Champions, spent much of 2014 on the road, playing shows all over the world, the kind of legendary, life-affirming rock and soul revues (with country fringing) that have seduced them a global following. When their touring schedule drew to a close at the end of the year, you might have thought Wilson and his Champs would hunker down on the sofa for a few weeks, get some much needed R'n'R. But that's not how Champions roll. We'd been playing festivals all summer, did 17 shows in Scandinavia in September, and another 25 shows in October, Wilson remembers. We had all of two days off, and then we went into the studio (Chris Clarke's 'Reservoir Studios'). I had a hacking cough, everyone was ill, but I told everyone, we'll be in the studio two weeks and then it'll be Christmas and we can all collapse. The momentum they'd accrued on the road carried them through, though, and the music they cut during those two weeks What Kind Of Love is some of Wilson's very best. The songs contained therein started life on the road, at soundcheck or back at the hotel after the show, and saw Danny writing many songs with his bandmate Paul Lush instead of penning tunes on his lonesome, as is his usual MO. The songs are rich, joyful and moving, opener Clear Water another Wilson classic-in-the-making, with its tale of finding yourself far from the ones you love but still feeling the strength they give. The theme running through What Kind Of Love concerns that most multi-faceted four-letter-word: love, in all its many different permutations. The album takes its title from a song Wilson and Lush penned with friend Joe Kinsey, of the band Billy Vincent. Wilson and Kinsey go way back; Danny's mum taught Joe at nursery school, and the pair share South London roots. Danny reconnected with Kinsey after bumping into him in the studio, and they bonded over this remarkable, sweltering slow-burner, which Wilson describes as Southern-soul. South London soul. Sutton soul. There's more at play in these songs than the simple boy-meets-girl glibness of too much rock and pop lyricism, a maturity and sophistication that may surprise even longtime Danny Wilson fans. It's about ups and downs, says Wilson, of the album's emotional spectrum. Life can be glorious, it can also be a strain. I'm 42, and even though I'm a happy guy, I know life's not just a laugh. I've got children, I see the complexity of their lives, of all our lives. Love is a huge subject. The hugest, in fact. And that's what the album's about. And I love the title. It has the potential to be the cheesiest album title ever, but I love it for that. Wilson knows he can risk a cheesy album title, because there's not a morsel of fromage across What Kind Of Love's ten tracks, just songs written and sung from the heart, in a tenor that will feed the soul. As for the Champs, Danny can only see this gang continuing on, soaring ever higher. I love camaraderie, he says. I love friendship, I love people doing stuff for the fucking sake of it. It's the only reason to do it, and I have no intention of stopping now. 'gold standard album for UK Americana' ★★★★ Q 'sounds as if it was made in Stax Studios by a collective of Nashville's finest Country musicians... unquestionably their finest' ★★★★★ - MAVERICK 'a wonderful album' - Bob Harris, BBC RADIO 2

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Forest Folk And Roots' Present Gaz Brookfield + Support

on Fri, 18 Nov 2016 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

Since winning Acoustic magazine's 2010 Singer Songwriter of the year, GAZ BROOKFIELD has spent his time on the road, touring the UK and Europe. In this time he has shared the stage with the likes of The Levellers, Frank Turner, New Model Army, Nick Harper, Newton Faulkner, Miles Hunt, Seth Lakeman and many more, racking up over 1000 gigs to date. Often playing as many as 200 gigs a year, Gaz's relentless and never-ending tour schedule takes him to every corner of the country and beyond. The last few years saw Gaz play at over 100 UK festivals, including Glastonbury, Beautiful Days, Bearded Theory and many more, firmly cementing him as a festival favourite for the future.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Forest Folk And Roots' Present Gaz Brookfield + Support

on Fri, 18 Nov 2016 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

Since winning Acoustic magazine's 2010 Singer Songwriter of the year, GAZ BROOKFIELD has spent his time on the road, touring the UK and Europe. In this time he has shared the stage with the likes of The Levellers, Frank Turner, New Model Army, Nick Harper, Newton Faulkner, Miles Hunt, Seth Lakeman and many more, racking up over 1000 gigs to date. Often playing as many as 200 gigs a year, Gaz's relentless and never-ending tour schedule takes him to every corner of the country and beyond. The last few years saw Gaz play at over 100 UK festivals, including Glastonbury, Beautiful Days, Bearded Theory and many more, firmly cementing him as a festival favourite for the future.

{ £5.50 } buy tickets


Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage

on Fri, 18 Nov 2016 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

The new Comfy & Acoustic 3 fantastic acts, 1 bookshop with wine. Artist details soon. Doors at 7pm. Stage times: Jade Bird 8.00-8.35 Kitty McFarlane 8.50-9.30 Hannah Sanderd 9.45-10.35 Bookshop bar open with hot and cold drinks, beer and wine plus cake. Www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk Tickets £5 adv/£7 otd

{ £5.50 } buy tickets


Martin Harley

on Fri, 18 Nov 2016 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

Martin Harley is a supremely talented acoustic roots and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter with a burgeoning global reputation. His Kings Place concert is part of his UK Solo Tour this November/December. Live at Southern Ground, his eagerly anticipated new album, was recorded in Nashville in collaboration with Daniel Kimbro (Jerry Douglas, Larkin Poe) on upright bass. A mixture of retrospective solo and duo arrangements, the album features Martin on Weissenborn a traditional Hawaiian acoustic guitar played across the lap. 'It's a simple, honest and direct album... two new friends playing a few songs over a cold beer or two' says Martin. 'There's a great feeling when you click with someone. It frees you up to experiment with the arrangement and the dynamic of a song.'

{ £14.50 } buy tickets


Martyn Joseph

on Fri, 18 Nov 2016 at Exeter America Hall 7:30pm

Martyn Joseph is as performer like no other. He's a jaw dropping guitar player who has developed a unique percussive style, teamed up with a powerful show stopping voice, and has been called The Welsh Springsteen, 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. 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. Autumn 2015 marked the release of Martyn's brand new studio album, Sanctuary and he'll be showcasing these new songs, along with other familiar and much loved material. Martyn Joseph. A unique talent driven by passion and love for his trade, continues to write, sing and play from the heart. www.martynjoseph.net Bob Harris BBC Radio 2, "Intelligent and enlightened songs are both energising and provocativefrom subtle tenderness to growly indignation. A Welsh national treasure MOJO A superb album, open yet textured; complex yet immediately listenable: insightful and often hard hitting" R2 - 5 stars heartfelt and ultimately optimistic songs Songlines One of the most charismatic and electrifying performers in Britain todaytough and passionate
 Tom Robinson BBC 6 music One of acoustic music's most original voices, and most forward looking of his generation of singer/songwriters Q Magazine A profound experience The Boston Globe Songs of social commentary as much as love, with a rootsy sensibility
 Time Out Written with craft, performed with passion Financial Times

{ £17.60 } buy tickets


Peter Knights Gigspanner

on Fri, 18 Nov 2016 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

www.gigspanner.com READ ON! YOU MUST COME MUSTN'T YOU ??????? Press Quotes With his trio, Peter Knight breaks new ground and is second to absolutely nobody...ground-breaking, engaging, frequently astonishing, Gigspanner deliver a quite simply superb set **** Maverick Magazine "Gigspanner work together in musical genius...there is no track that won't rope you in and buzz you like drinking a barrel of coffee **** EFDSS Magazine A glorious musical tour de force...simply exquisite **** Spiral Earth "Peter shows a willingness to turn the expected inside out and to place it back as neat as it was before being taken" **** fRoots "Magnificent...a feast of imaginative music" **** The Telegraph "The trio de-construct and transform the music into an original blend of the exotic and often eclectic" **** Louder than War "The development of Gigspanner over their time together is astonishing..... an album of the year without doubt" **** R2 Rock n Reel "An extraordinary gem...rich in both texture and atmosphere" **** Northern Sky "Another remarkably imaginative and eclectic sequence of arrangements....entirely captivating on first hearing." **** Living Tradition "Just by the first track you know this album is something special" **** Folk All "The musicianship on this album is outstanding" **** Bright Young Folk "Imaginative arrangements of traditional folk numbers. Knight's evocative and lyrical violin playing is the heart of the sound, full of melody and emotion" **** Where Worlds Collide "Well worth the wait - a real showcase for Peter Knight's virtuosic playing and the band's diverse influences. An album to relish" **** FolkCast "The Club Tent was spectacularly good this year. But without hesitation, I take my hat off to Gigspanner for providing the musical highlight of not just the Club Tent, but the whole damn festival. Fresh, vibrant, fantastic reworkings of Traditional English music" Bernie Kedge, Mayflower Folk, Cambridge Folk Festival 2013 "Peter Knight's Gigspanner showing that instrumental virtuosity can be compelling" Americana UK review of Cambridge Folk Festival. "WOMAD quality...a fantastic gig" Jon Pasco, Festival Director, Hastings Jack in the Green 2012 "One of the best sets came from Peter Knight's Gigspanner. Beautiful instrumentals and fine treatments of traditional pieces" R2 Magazine, Review of The Great British Folk Festival 2012. We in the folk world should be justifiably proud to count this artful cartel as one of our own" (5 Star Review) Pete Fyfe, Maverick Magazine The highlight of FolkEast...a revelation Mick Jenkinson, Doncaster Folk Gigspanner are marking out a distinctive zone of their own, melodically folk-rooted yet open and inventive beyond constraints of genre - Julian Cowley, The Wire "The music reverberates with Anglo-Celtic lilt and melancholy, robust Balkan accents, Middle Eastern and African intricacy and exuberance, Western classical poise and mainstream jazz balladry. It is Intelligent, multi-lingual music making" ('Lipreading the Poet' was listed as one of The Wires top 15 Global Albums of 2009) Julian Cowley, The Wire With Gigspanner, Peter Knight has put together a tight trio with which to let his playing flystepping lightly through folk, classical, baroque and jazz, Gigspanner produce music of intelligently crafted brilliance. Andy Letcher, Songlines Magazine Altogether gorgeousmusic to sustain the spirit. Rarely have I heard such insistent calls for encores" Dai Jeffries, Rock 'n Reel Magazine The Trio co-create a depth of multi-textured melody that belies the pared-down instrumental line-up. Exceptional stuff, and not to be missed Noel Harvey, Acoustic Magazine Peter Knight can spin the World on his Bow" Sir Terry Pratchett Heavenly music, truly inspiring and what it's all about I've been to the well and feel nourished" Marion Fleetwood, Violinist and Cellist/Colvin Quarmby Brilliant, moving and inspiring" Chris Leslie, Fairport Convention Gigspanner entranced the audience...they brought the house down" Peter Cripps for The Gloucestershire Echo

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Peter Knights Gigspanner

on Fri, 18 Nov 2016 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

www.gigspanner.com READ ON! YOU MUST COME MUSTN'T YOU ??????? Press Quotes With his trio, Peter Knight breaks new ground and is second to absolutely nobody...ground-breaking, engaging, frequently astonishing, Gigspanner deliver a quite simply superb set **** Maverick Magazine "Gigspanner work together in musical genius...there is no track that won't rope you in and buzz you like drinking a barrel of coffee **** EFDSS Magazine A glorious musical tour de force...simply exquisite **** Spiral Earth "Peter shows a willingness to turn the expected inside out and to place it back as neat as it was before being taken" **** fRoots "Magnificent...a feast of imaginative music" **** The Telegraph "The trio de-construct and transform the music into an original blend of the exotic and often eclectic" **** Louder than War "The development of Gigspanner over their time together is astonishing..... an album of the year without doubt" **** R2 Rock n Reel "An extraordinary gem...rich in both texture and atmosphere" **** Northern Sky "Another remarkably imaginative and eclectic sequence of arrangements....entirely captivating on first hearing." **** Living Tradition "Just by the first track you know this album is something special" **** Folk All "The musicianship on this album is outstanding" **** Bright Young Folk "Imaginative arrangements of traditional folk numbers. Knight's evocative and lyrical violin playing is the heart of the sound, full of melody and emotion" **** Where Worlds Collide "Well worth the wait - a real showcase for Peter Knight's virtuosic playing and the band's diverse influences. An album to relish" **** FolkCast "The Club Tent was spectacularly good this year. But without hesitation, I take my hat off to Gigspanner for providing the musical highlight of not just the Club Tent, but the whole damn festival. Fresh, vibrant, fantastic reworkings of Traditional English music" Bernie Kedge, Mayflower Folk, Cambridge Folk Festival 2013 "Peter Knight's Gigspanner showing that instrumental virtuosity can be compelling" Americana UK review of Cambridge Folk Festival. "WOMAD quality...a fantastic gig" Jon Pasco, Festival Director, Hastings Jack in the Green 2012 "One of the best sets came from Peter Knight's Gigspanner. Beautiful instrumentals and fine treatments of traditional pieces" R2 Magazine, Review of The Great British Folk Festival 2012. We in the folk world should be justifiably proud to count this artful cartel as one of our own" (5 Star Review) Pete Fyfe, Maverick Magazine The highlight of FolkEast...a revelation Mick Jenkinson, Doncaster Folk Gigspanner are marking out a distinctive zone of their own, melodically folk-rooted yet open and inventive beyond constraints of genre - Julian Cowley, The Wire "The music reverberates with Anglo-Celtic lilt and melancholy, robust Balkan accents, Middle Eastern and African intricacy and exuberance, Western classical poise and mainstream jazz balladry. It is Intelligent, multi-lingual music making" ('Lipreading the Poet' was listed as one of The Wires top 15 Global Albums of 2009) Julian Cowley, The Wire With Gigspanner, Peter Knight has put together a tight trio with which to let his playing flystepping lightly through folk, classical, baroque and jazz, Gigspanner produce music of intelligently crafted brilliance. Andy Letcher, Songlines Magazine Altogether gorgeousmusic to sustain the spirit. Rarely have I heard such insistent calls for encores" Dai Jeffries, Rock 'n Reel Magazine The Trio co-create a depth of multi-textured melody that belies the pared-down instrumental line-up. Exceptional stuff, and not to be missed Noel Harvey, Acoustic Magazine Peter Knight can spin the World on his Bow" Sir Terry Pratchett Heavenly music, truly inspiring and what it's all about I've been to the well and feel nourished" Marion Fleetwood, Violinist and Cellist/Colvin Quarmby Brilliant, moving and inspiring" Chris Leslie, Fairport Convention Gigspanner entranced the audience...they brought the house down" Peter Cripps for The Gloucestershire Echo

{ £0.00 } buy tickets


Calan

on Fri, 18 Nov 2016 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

With Calan fiddles, guitar, accordion, harp, bagpipes and step dancing explode into life. Infectious rhythms and high voltage routines along with some of the most beautiful and haunting songs Great fun, a sense of humour and a musical treat to lift the spirits. '.....a diverse ride between giddy Welsh reeling, healthy acoustic folk-pop with upfront attitude and brashness of youth. fRoots 'there's nowt as dear as folk especially when played with the grace, daring and sheer joy this multi- instrumental five-piece bring to a winning selection of reels, jigs and hornpipes' Daily Mirror

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Robert Vincent & Danni Nicholls (both Solo)

on Fri, 18 Nov 2016 at East Grinstead The Dorset Arms 7:30pm

UK Americana artists, Robert Vincent and Danni Nicholls will be 'Upstairs at the Dorset Arms East Grinstead on November 18; both Robert & Danni will perform solo. Robert is an award winning singer songwriter from Liverpool who has just released 'I'll Make The Most Of My Sins' as the follow up to the acclaimed, 'Life in Easy Steps'. Robert recently won the 'Emerging Artist' Award from The Americana Music Association UK after being personally selected by Bob Harris, I am so impressed with Robert's music. Strong songs laced with blues and country. He is the real deal 
'I'll Make The Most Of My Sins' was mixed in Nashville by legendary producer Ray Kennedy (Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Ray Davies, to name a few). Robert has recently finished his third Paul Carrack support tour and has also played alongside the likes of Peter Bruntnell, James Blunt, Justin Currie, Madeleine Peryoux and Cherry Ghost. Growing up in Bedfordshire, Danni was enraptured by the sounds coming from her grandmother's music player. The American roots, soul, rock n roll, country and folk which now permeates her own music. She always dreamed of visiting Nashville, where, in January 2015 she recorded her second full-length album 'Mockingbird Lane' with a team wh