Derek Gifford @ Shammick Acoustic

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

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

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Chapin-wickwar

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

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Kim Lowings And The Greenwood

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

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

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Jess Vincent

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

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

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New Roots: Paul Mosley/ Samantha Whates/ Jack Harris

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

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

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Helter Skelter With Paprika + Sanja Govorcin

on Sat, 24 Feb 2018 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of steamy Balkan folk and piano balladry at Jamboree... Paprika is a band from Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia playing rapid-fire, swooning Balkan folk delivered by the lightning fingers of musicians born and bred into each of their unique traditions. They released their eponymous album Paprika in 2011, and have performed all over the world, from New Zealand to Japan, the Royal Albert Hall to Sydney Opera House. Sanja Govorcin is a brilliant pianist and singer from Salzburg.

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Enochs Gold Hill Trappers

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

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

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Steve Turner At Walthamstow Folk

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

Steve is a wonderful singer and concertina player, a real folkies folkie. Steve is known as a pioneer of highly sophisticated English concertina song accompaniments, stretching the boundaries of traditional forms, with one of the best voices in the business. He is a multi-instrumentalist, who also accompanies himself on the cittern, and also plays mandolin and banjo. A limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You will still be able to pay on the night but please remember to get here early if doing so as show may sell out.. However we appreciate that some people wish to be assured of admission, if so you may book in advance here. NOTE: Although there is plenty of seating at the venue tickets do not guarantee a seat and latecomers may have to stand if venue full.

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Steve Turner At Walthamstow Folk

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

Steve is a wonderful singer and concertina player, a real folkies folkie. Steve is known as a pioneer of highly sophisticated English concertina song accompaniments, stretching the boundaries of traditional forms, with one of the best voices in the business. He is a multi-instrumentalist, who also accompanies himself on the cittern, and also plays mandolin and banjo. A limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You will still be able to pay on the night but please remember to get here early if doing so as show may sell out.. However we appreciate that some people wish to be assured of admission, if so you may book in advance here. NOTE: Although there is plenty of seating at the venue tickets do not guarantee a seat and latecomers may have to stand if venue full.

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North Sea Gas

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

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

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The Lynnes

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

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

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Singers' Night (with Stage And Pa System)

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

Another of our popular singers' nights - giving our regulars a chance to perform on stage with amplification and lighting. Expect anything from sea shanties to psychedelia, with a mix of original songs, traditional songs and covers of well known songs, less known songs and some performers will take requests on the night. For performers, a spot on a Singers Night consists of two songs (or maybe 3 very short pieces). Performing on stage in front of an expectant audience puts us firmly in the spotlight and necessitates more practice and preparation. Most of our performers play the guitar, but we will give a warm welcome to any other instruments, and of course to unaccompanied singers. If you feel like bringing something really interesting to play then please arrive early and make yourself known so that we can help you get the best possible sound from your instrument. To assist in the process our more experienced regular performers and volunteers are happy to offer assistance to help prepare those for whom the step up from the singaround to the darkened stage may be daunting. For example: we'll be happy to help unaccompanied singers choose a suitable pitch (or even accompany them if they prefer). We'll aim to set up the stage from 6.30pm and if time allows there should be the opportunity to have a run-through using the microphones. Please come prepared with everything you need...capo, picks, guitar strap, (guitar) and most importantly PLEASE to paraphrase Bob Dylan "know your song well before you start singing" If you have any questions please email via the website. We hope that the most successful spots may eventually get the opportunity to progress to a full support spot (usually 25 mins- 5 songs).

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Dom And The Ikos Upstairs At Ronnie Scotts

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

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John Watterson

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

John Watterson relives and revives the songs of Jake Thakray

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Steve Morrison At The Potteries Blues Club

on Sun, 25 Feb 2018 at Stoke-On-trent The Old Post Office 2:00pm

Our most prestigious concert to-date for which we are expecting a big turn out. The"King of South London Blues" STEVE MORRISON travels north to take the Potteries Blues Club stage & play some of his masterful blues. Steve appeared as a finalist (& the only blues representative) on the Sky Arts TV Show "Guitar Star" where his music & the atmosphere engendered were outstanding. He has played guitar all his life. The exploration of guitar music from such an early age has created a musician whose performances appear effortless and natural. He is a master of open-chord tunings and he has a bottleneck technique that is fluid, sweet and original. Steve Morrison blends the driving rhythms of John Lee Hooker with the sweet slide-guitar of Ry Cooder to create a sound all his own. In a better world this man would already be a legend. (Musician Magazine) https://m.youtube.com/watch?sns=fb&v=JJWZlMErovI GILLIE NICHOLLS http://www.gillienicholls.com/ Support is by one of the most influential of Potteries female singer-songwriters GILLIE NICHOLLS who has a number of solo albums to her name & a vast reputation from gigging with jazz, rock & folk bands in this area & from her time as a member of The Albion Band. For this concert Gillie will be accompanied by MARTIN BELL who is without question one of the most accomplished steel-strung acoustic guitarists in central & northern England. The duo will be giving their highly original take on bluesy/jazzy material.

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Rosie Hood

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

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Rosie Hood

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

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Caroline Spence

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

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

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Mcgoldrick, Mccusker & Doyle

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

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

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Mcgoldrick, Mccusker & Doyle

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

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

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Night In The Shade Of Blue

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

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

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Caroline Spence ," Evoking The Country Quiver Of Emmylou Harris, Circa Pieces Of The Sky"

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

DEBUT UK TOUR,FROM CAROLINE SPENCE MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW.

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

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

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

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The Lynnes (lynne Hanson & Lynn Miles)

on Wed, 28 Feb 2018 at Stoke-on-Trent St Lawrence's Church Biddulph 7:30pm

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Sounds Of South Asia - Ensemble Isis Concert With Shruti Jauhari

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

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

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Sounds Of South Asia - Ensemble Isis Concert With Shruti Jauhari

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

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

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Jigantics

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

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De Fuego

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

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

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Rebecca Loebe

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

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

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Matt Edwards Band

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

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

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Matt Edwards Band

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

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

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The Hut People In Lunchtime Recital

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

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

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Pilgrims' Way

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

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

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Pilgrims' Way

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

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

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Alden Patterson & Dashwood

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

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

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Crh Music Presents The Grahams

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

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

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Reg Meuross - Album Launch

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

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

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India Electric Company At No8

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

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

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Michelle Shocked: Arkansas Traveler

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

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

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New Roots: Steve Dagleish

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

'Utterly lovely, an angrier Nick Drake' - Bob Fischer, BBC Tees & BBC Introducing. Following sell-out 2017 shows at Green Note and Old Queens Head, Steve Dagleish performs an intimate opener to his 2018 with a set of new songs and audience picks from his first two albums. PLEASE NOTE- PLACES LIMITED TO 40 ONLY!

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Nine Below Zero's Dennis Greaves & Mark Feltham

on Thu, 1 Mar 2018 at Cirencester Kings Head 7:30pm

Nine Below Zero's founding members, Dennis Greaves and Mark Feltham have gone back to their blues roots and are performing a series of intimate, acoustic concerts as a duo. As a band they were the first ever to appear on the iconic sit-com The Young Ones and have just finished supporting Squeeze. These are the first 'old style' blues shows the pair have performed in the 35 years they have been working together. Covering songs by blues legends such as Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Jimmy Reed, Slim Harpo and Leadbelly, they also play unplugged versions of well-known Nine Below Zero material.

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The Often Herd

on Thu, 1 Mar 2018 at Towersey The Three Horseshoes 7:30pm

The Often Herd reach beyond what is expected of a bluegrass band, marrying the wistful sunshine harmonies of Southern California with the striking industrial allure of their home in the North East of England. An engaging and dynamic live act, the band are able to pull off their intricately arranged material alongside moments of exciting, spontaneous improvisation. Rupert Hughes (guitar) and Evan Davies (mandolin) are responsible for penning the band's vibrant and catchy original music. American fiddler Niles Krieger and jazz bassist Sam Quintana contribute deft and dynamic instrumental skills that lift the songs to new heights.

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Boss Sound Manifesto

on Thu, 1 Mar 2018 at Belfast Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich 8:00pm

Ar chuala sibh an 'ska'?
Beidh máistrí an ska - agus
an reggae bhríomhair - ag cur tús spleodrach le Seachtain na Gaeilge 2018 sa Chultúrlann. Oíche cheoil den scoth a bheidh ann le meascán mire de rithimí is liricí a chuir dh ag damhsa tú gan aon agó. Have you heard the 'ska'? Belfast's best bilingual ska
and early reggae out t, Boss Sound Manifesto, are kicking
o Seachtain na Gaeilge with a skanking gig at the Cultúrlann. You will be sent home sweatin' - and that's a guarantee. Book your tickets early - and book often!

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Boss Sound Manifesto

on Thu, 1 Mar 2018 at Belfast Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich 8:00pm

Ar chuala sibh an 'ska'?
Beidh máistrí an ska - agus
an reggae bhríomhair - ag cur tús spleodrach le Seachtain na Gaeilge 2018 sa Chultúrlann. Oíche cheoil den scoth a bheidh ann le meascán mire de rithimí is liricí a chuir dh ag damhsa tú gan aon agó. Have you heard the 'ska'? Belfast's best bilingual ska
and early reggae out t, Boss Sound Manifesto, are kicking
o Seachtain na Gaeilge with a skanking gig at the Cultúrlann. You will be sent home sweatin' - and that's a guarantee. Book your tickets early - and book often!

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Duncan Reid And The Big Heads

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

Solid Entertainments presents DUNCAN REID AND THE BIG HEADS LEGENDARY PUNK ROCKER DUNCAN 'KID' REID WITH WHITE-HOT NEW BAND THE BIG HEADS CONTINUES HIS PUSH TO BE PURPLE

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Ennis Sisters And Dave Gunning

on Fri, 2 Mar 2018 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

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Miranda Sykes

on Fri, 2 Mar 2018 at Sedgefield The Manor House 6:30pm

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

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Buffalo Gals

on Fri, 2 Mar 2018 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

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Buffalo Gals

on Fri, 2 Mar 2018 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

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Moscow Drug Club

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A curious musical place where certain elements of 1930's Berlin Cabaret, Hot Club de France, Nuevo Tango & Gypsy Campfire meet, have a few to drink and stagger arm in arm into the darkness of some eastern European cobbled street on a mission to find the bar where Django Reinhardt & Tom Waits are having an after hours jam with the local Tziganes. Combining their original material with songs by the likes of Jaques Brel, Leornard Cohen, Tom Waits & Bertolt Brecht, Moscow Drug Club provide an intoxicating & intimate musical experience. You are cordially invited to share a wry smile with us as you enter the darkly comic world of Moscow Drug Club.....this way please & mind the stairs!

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Manière Des Bohémiens

on Fri, 2 Mar 2018 at Preston The Continental 8:00pm

Manière des Bohémiens play energetic and improvised Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli influenced Gypsy Jazz and Eastern European swing. They are the most debauched, ecstatic and downright amazing live band you will have seen for a long while. Gypsy Jazz played with the jaunty abandon of a misspent youth and a broken heart arranged for 4 young virtuoso musicians who travel around playing the violin, guitar, sax and double bass whilst dipping in and out of Parisian alleyways and absorbing pieces of the colourful lives they meet along the way. They have been entertaining the folks of Nottingham and far beyond for many years with their infectious blend of improvised, manouche jazz and rough-edged, virtuosic eastern-european gypsy-folk music.

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Jon Palmer Band

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

The Jon Palmer Acoustic Band is a highly acclaimed 6-piece folk, roots and rock & roll combo based in and around the musically vibrant West Yorkshire market town of Otley. The line-up includes guitars, mandolin, whistle, double bass, violin, and drums. Everyone sings! Describing the band as a cross between The Pogues and Bruce Springsteen's Seeger Session Band with a bit of Waterboys and Saw Doctors thrown in for good measure, Leeds Music Scene said the Jon Palmer Acoustic Band left them spellbound and desperate for more! Jon is a former winner of the Grolsch UK Songwriter of the Year, and a published songwriter with Sony. a cracking new album Mike Harding Should there be any justice, 'The Silences In Between', will be the album that raises Jon Palmer Acoustic Band from Yorkshire's 'best kept secret' to wider recognition. FolkWords.com The bottom line is that this is a superb album of 21st century folk-rock. Go out and buy it in thousands and make the Jon Palmer Acoustic Band rich and famous.  Folking.com I never tire of this band, soaring songs, sing-along choruses and passion. Perfect! Do yourself a favour and acquire Live at Otley Courthouse. Do yourself a second favour: go see them at their live best 5 Stars R2 Magazine A blur of hedonistic delight Fatea Showcases Jon Palmer is a very fine songwriter if the band were a heavy electric group they'd be The Levellers, but that would lose the subtlety of the acoustic performance.  R2 Magazine (Rock n Reel) Genuinely well written songs Maverick Magazine they explode out of the same box as The Pogues, The Saw Doctors, and The Waterboys a fantastic band The Troubadour Show

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Bronwynne Brent

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

Born and raised in the Mississippi Delta, American roots song- writer Bronwynne Brent has the kind of stop-in-your-tracks voice that sounds like Southern sunshine. Though her latest album, 'Stardust', was recorded in Seattle, it's the kind of album that could only come out of the South. There's a hint of Delta blues behind the ache in her songs, a glimpse of honky-tonk twang, an echo of riverboat can-cans, a whiff of Morricone, and an atmosphere of the darker side of country songwriting. Harkening back to the glory days of Lee Hazlewood and Gram Parsons, Brent's songs tap into the dark undercurrent of country that starts with old Appalachian murder ballads and continues to today's current crop of psychedelic country songwriters. Like a Juke Joint Nancy Sinatra, Bronwynne Brent unites all the best elements of Southern American roots music, and ties these many different influences into a sound that's comforting and refreshing. Produced and recorded by Seattle's Johnny Sangster (Mudhoney, Massy Ferguson), there's a spaghetti north western sound to Stardust. Bringing on ace musicians like drummer John Convertino of Calexico and bassist Keith Lowe (Fiona Apple, Bill Frisell), and a diverse array of instrumentalists featuring everything from trumpets to a Hammond organ, banjo, even a plucked piano, allowed Sangster to carefully build the soundscapes around each song. And what songs! Brent's songs have a heavy weight on their shoulders. Battered women, defeated lovers, devilish characters, highway ghosts, and lonesome wanderers populate her songs. Her voice sounds aged beyond its years, brittle and fragile, almost as if it might shatter into razor-sharp fragments under too much pressure. But underneath everything there's a steel spine to this music, a thoroughly grounded foundation in American roots music that allows Brent to build her songs to greater heights than you might expect. It's a masterful album, and heralds the coming of a new sound in the Americana pantheon.

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Pj Wright And Guy Fletcher

on Fri, 2 Mar 2018 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

The driving forces for Little Johnny England, and stalwarts of the super band TRADarrr, we welcome club patrons PJ Wright and Guy Fletcher as a duo. The very best of folk rock plus some more traditional style songs comes from these two 'old hands' of the folk rock world. Support come in the form of our highly talented sound engineer, singer, songwriter, and guitarist Andy Stone. The Legion is open from 7pm. Concert doors 7.45pm Concert starts 8.15pm

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Paul Mcclure

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

The Big Comfy Bookshop proudly presents the award winning acoustic evening 'Comfy & Acoustic'. Intimate performances from the best UK (and beyond) musicians covering folk, Americana, singer-songwriters and roots. Paul McClure Since giving up his teaching job to follow his dreams and go full time in January 2014, McClure has clocked up the miles finding places to play from Southampton to Manchester, Southend to Bristol with shows at folk clubs around the country including acclaimed performances at Wychwood and Cambridge folk clubs and Roots Music Club, Doncaster, sharing the stage with such touring folk and Americana musicians as Emily Barker, Otis Gibbs (USA) Red Sky July, Sons Of Bill (USA) Red Moon Road (Canada) Edwina Hayes and The Young 'Uns. "McClure's style of music may not be commercially fashionable these days, but, open, honest, warmly melodic and beautifully honed, it's never going to be without a loyal following." Mike Davies, Folk Radio UK "One of the bedrocks of the UK Alternative Country, Folk and Americana scene." (3 Chords And The Truth) Kenneth J Nash Kenneth J Nash has never done things the easy way, but his courage to confront the darker moments of his past has led him to spending his years on the music scene carving out a thriving repertoire of haunting music that stirs the heart and spears the soul. With a knack for blending his smooth, emotive voice with a lyrical prowess heavily influenced by his time spent on the road as a musician and DJ that threw his personal life into turmoil, his music resonates as a poignant story of a man who's been to hell and back more times than he can remember, but has come out the other side stronger. Drawing on his influences (Cohen, Waits, Cash, Reed & Cave), his deftly dramatic songs of love, loss, regret and renewal not to mention addiction bring this artist's dark journey vividly to life. His passion for instrumentation is behind his absorbing production; guitar, mandolin, Irish whistle, cello and double bass combine to give his output a delightful folksy sound. Lucy Grubb 19 year old singer/songwriter from Norwich. Influenced by artists such as Johnny Cash, Frank Turner and John Mayer, Lucy creates an alt-country sound with an easy-going delivery and story-telling lyrics Stage Times Paul McClure 9.45-10.30 Kenneth J Nash 8.50-9.30 Lucy Grubb 8.00-8.35 The bookshop bar will be open serving hot and cold drinks, wine and beer plus snacks. No other food or drink to be brought into the premises. For details of the bookshop please visit www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk www.facebook.com/thebigcomfybookshop www.twitter.com/bigcomfybooks www.instagram.com/bigcomfybooks www.bigcomfysessions.com NOTE: If you are late you'll have to wait for the acts to finish their set/song to avoid interrupting the performance

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Kenny Foster

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

While Kenny Foster isn't exactly new to country music, the momentum behind the unmistakable balladeer's 2017 release Deep Cuts has won him a host of new fans. Packed with real instruments, astute observations and the deconstruction of one man's head and heart, Foster's songwriting is one of a kind. While the pop-laden sounds of country radio have been trending away from the genre's organic roots in recent times, Foster makes a case for preserving the foundations of country music while still allowing it the chance to comment on and even pine over the ever-evolving landscape.

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Archie Fisher

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

Archie Fisher MBE (born October 23, 1939) is a Scottish folk singer and songwriter. He has released several solo albums since his first, eponymous album in 1968. Fisher composed the song, "The Final Trawl," which he recorded on the album, Windward Away. Several other groups and singers, including The Clancy Brothers, have also recorded it. Starting in the mid-1970s, he produced four folk albums with Makem and Clancy. He also performed with them and other groups as a backup singer and guitarist. He hosted his own radio show on BBC Radio Scotland for almost three decades.

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Wild Willy Barrett's French Connection

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

From a cafe in Paris, via a hoolie in Dublin, to a night out in New Orleans, with rip-roaring fiddle and banjo this band does it all! A fabulous show suitable for all ages, directed by the inimitable Wild Willy Barrett. Charismatic French singer Aurora Colson takes centre stage, captivating audiences with her compelling and expressive vocals as she effortlessly tackles a wide range of styles: from bluegrass to acoustic blues, with haunting Irish melodies and a touch of Piaf thrown into the mix. At the heart of the ensemble are the indisputable talents of multi-instrumentalist Wild Willy Barrett, ably supported by cellist Mary Holland and Irish pipes and whistle player John Devine, whose outstanding musicianship was recently rewarded by an invitation to play in the presence of The Queen at Buckingham Palace. Featuring an original melange of French, Irish and English acoustic arrangements, beautifully performed on instruments including the guitar, cello, fiddle, banjo and uilleann pipes, all overlaid with a large dose of wry humour, this is a wonderful evening of unique and fresh musical entertainment. There really is nothing else quite like them!

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Tom Mcrae

on Fri, 2 Mar 2018 at Guildford Holy Trinity Church 7:30pm

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Nick Harper

on Fri, 2 Mar 2018 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

(Unreserved only) After leaving a streak of rip-roaring, celebratory shows in 2017, road-testing his back catalogue of 12 albums, Nick Harper has returned with a new album Lies! Lies! Lies! and a UK tour for 2018.

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Ninebarrow In Concert

on Fri, 2 Mar 2018 at Highworth United Reformed Church 7:15pm

NINEBARROW are a multi-award-winning folk duo, who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition. Described by Mike Harding as sounding 'damn fine' and by Kate Rusby as 'absolutely amazing', Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere combine breath taking vocal harmonies and melodies, delivering original songs that are inspired and rooted in the landscape and history of the British Isles. As well as crafting unique and engaging original material, Ninebarrow also take a wide-range of traditional folk songs and rework them in their own, distinctive way. Not only exceptional singers and musicians, Ninebarrow are also equally passionate about the stories behind their songs - combining their music with history, folklore and storytelling. The duo were nominated in the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award 'Horizon' category for Best Emerging Artist and also for 'Best Duo' in both the Fatea Magazine Awards 2016 and the Folking.com awards of 2017. In March 2017, the duo were invited to perform a live session on Mark Radcliffe's BBC Radio 2 Folk Show, where the presenter described their singing as 'A rather lovely thing...like two halves of one voice' Concert starts at 7.45, Ticket price includes a glass of wine or juice.

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The Fobo Jug Band

on Fri, 2 Mar 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

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

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Kris Dollimore

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

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

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Richard Grainger

on Fri, 2 Mar 2018 at Stony Stratford York House Centre 7:30pm

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Tapiserie Nights With Delioù + Morvan Trio

on Fri, 2 Mar 2018 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A special night of Eastern European Folk, Breton Folk, Balkan Folk, Scandinavian Folk, Mediterrenean Folk and the music of Morvan at Jamboree with Delioù and Morvan Trio... Delioù (meaning leaves, in Breton) are Czech fiddler Jitka Malczyk and Breton harper Célestine Doedens. In their compositions they draw from their journeys, tapping into the traditional folklore and musical roots of Brittany, Bohemia, Hungary, the Balkans, Turkey and Scandinavia. The music of Delioù is emotive and full of dynamism as well as playing with the silence. It lets you dream, enchants you to dance wildly, and tells a story at the same time. Morvan Trio play the music of the French Morvan tradition.

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Reg Meuross

on Fri, 2 Mar 2018 at South Molton George Hotel;'' 7:30pm

Somerset based singer-songwriter Reg Meuross represents contemporary folk writing at its best, with that rare gift of being able to touch people through his songs and performance, on a really human level. His words and music paint pictures that remain with the listener long after the song has been sung. This concert is part of Reg's Two Albums Tour, encompassing two album releases: Faraway People and Songs About A Train. Faraway People comments bravely on life as he sees it, bringing wide-ranging stories, from the ravages of austerity and the injustice of the plight of refugees to some of most beautifully disarming lyrics ever written: Time and again, Reg proves himself one of the key songwriters of our age David Kidman; Mick Tems Folk Wales ...every song from the gentle, enchanting genius is worth its weight in gold. Songs About A Train is a recent sweep down the back of the sofa to retrieve songs that have been recorded but have escaped inclusion in his studio albums, not for lack of quality but more a question of space, or suitability to the collection. So here we have 11 more brilliant songs that were recorded by Reg between 2013 and 2017, collected and presented in a new album.

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Los Amigos Band

on Fri, 2 Mar 2018 at London Cafe Barcelona 7:00pm

Our favourite party band returns with the best Spanish and Latin music, Gipsy Kings, Buenavista Social Club, and original material to delight our audience. Always a sell out! Tapas, wines & cocktails on the night

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Steamchicken At Shakespeares

on Fri, 2 Mar 2018 at Sheffield Shakespeare's Pub 8:00am

Steamchicken with new songs and loads of horns (as usual)

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Las

on Fri, 2 Mar 2018 at Belfast Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich 7:30pm

trad ar fad sonas productions Banna Ceoil úrnua spleodrach iad LAS atá deanta suas de chúigear ban atá aitheanta i saol an cheoil traidisiúnta ceilteach. Pléann a gcuid ceoil le na nascanna coitianta cultúrtha atá idir ceol, damhsa agus amhránaíocht na na hÉireann agus na hAlbain ar bhealach bríomhar, beoga. Seinneann siad ceol spleodrach ar réimse uirlisí ina measc fidil, bosca ceoil, méarchlár, giotar, feadógaí, bosca shruti, chomh maith le amhráin álainn Gaeilge/gaidhlig agus damhsa ar an sean-nós as an dá thír. Tá gach ball don ghrúpa seo aitheanta as a ceol féin agus sheinn siad ag féiltí ar fud na cruinne. Tá LAS i ndiaidh a bheith ar camchuairt in Éireann agus san Albain. Chomh maith le sin chas siad ag féiltí ar nós Celtic Connections, Scoil Samhraidh Mhic Reachtain agus Féile na Gealaí. Freisin, bhí siad le feiceáil ar FleadhTV 2017, clár a raibh lucht féachana 1.25 milliúin aige, Trad ar Fad! (BBCNI),'SEIRM' (BBC Alba) agus Celtic Connections (TG4), a bheidh ar BBC Alba agus TG4 agus ghlac siad páirt i sraith nua Raidió 'An Seisiún' a bheidh ar Raidió na Gaeltachta i 2018 agus d'eisigh siad EP nua 'LAS' i 2017. LAS (meaning ignite) are an exciting new five piece, featuring leading players from the contemporary Celtic music scene. They explore Scotland & Ireland's shared cultural links through exhilarating dance/music collaborations and songs in both Scottish Gàidhlig and Irish. Featuring an electrifying musical blend of fiddle, button accordion, keyboard, guitar, whistles and shruti box, they combine lively music numbers with beautifully arranged Scottish Gàidhlig/Irish language songs and Scottish stepdance/sean-nós dance routines. Their musical and vocal prowess, combined with an innate understanding of the traditionally rooted core of the music that they perform, makes them a new force worth experiencing. All five members of LAS are well established performers in their own right and have played at festivals and venues all over the world. As LAS, they have successfully toured both Scotland and Ireland, in addition to performing at Celtic Connections, Scotland and Féile na Gealaí, Ireland. They are also no stranger to television, with their appearance on this year's Fleadh TV being watched by over 1/4 million viewers. They also featured on the popular TV series Trad ar Fad on BBC NI,with appearances on Seirm (BBC Alba) and Celtic Connections (TG4) scheduled for later this year. LAS also launched their self-titled debut EP in April 2017 and the recording features their unique take on the traditional arts in Ireland and Scotland; unifying the two traditions and showcasing the music, song and dance that has influenced and shaped

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Las

on Fri, 2 Mar 2018 at Belfast Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich 7:30pm

trad ar fad sonas productions Banna Ceoil úrnua spleodrach iad LAS atá deanta suas de chúigear ban atá aitheanta i saol an cheoil traidisiúnta ceilteach. Pléann a gcuid ceoil le na nascanna coitianta cultúrtha atá idir ceol, damhsa agus amhránaíocht na na hÉireann agus na hAlbain ar bhealach bríomhar, beoga. Seinneann siad ceol spleodrach ar réimse uirlisí ina measc fidil, bosca ceoil, méarchlár, giotar, feadógaí, bosca shruti, chomh maith le amhráin álainn Gaeilge/gaidhlig agus damhsa ar an sean-nós as an dá thír. Tá gach ball don ghrúpa seo aitheanta as a ceol féin agus sheinn siad ag féiltí ar fud na cruinne. Tá LAS i ndiaidh a bheith ar camchuairt in Éireann agus san Albain. Chomh maith le sin chas siad ag féiltí ar nós Celtic Connections, Scoil Samhraidh Mhic Reachtain agus Féile na Gealaí. Freisin, bhí siad le feiceáil ar FleadhTV 2017, clár a raibh lucht féachana 1.25 milliúin aige, Trad ar Fad! (BBCNI),'SEIRM' (BBC Alba) agus Celtic Connections (TG4), a bheidh ar BBC Alba agus TG4 agus ghlac siad páirt i sraith nua Raidió 'An Seisiún' a bheidh ar Raidió na Gaeltachta i 2018 agus d'eisigh siad EP nua 'LAS' i 2017. LAS (meaning ignite) are an exciting new five piece, featuring leading players from the contemporary Celtic music scene. They explore Scotland & Ireland's shared cultural links through exhilarating dance/music collaborations and songs in both Scottish Gàidhlig and Irish. Featuring an electrifying musical blend of fiddle, button accordion, keyboard, guitar, whistles and shruti box, they combine lively music numbers with beautifully arranged Scottish Gàidhlig/Irish language songs and Scottish stepdance/sean-nós dance routines. Their musical and vocal prowess, combined with an innate understanding of the traditionally rooted core of the music that they perform, makes them a new force worth experiencing. All five members of LAS are well established performers in their own right and have played at festivals and venues all over the world. As LAS, they have successfully toured both Scotland and Ireland, in addition to performing at Celtic Connections, Scotland and Féile na Gealaí, Ireland. They are also no stranger to television, with their appearance on this year's Fleadh TV being watched by over 1/4 million viewers. They also featured on the popular TV series Trad ar Fad on BBC NI,with appearances on Seirm (BBC Alba) and Celtic Connections (TG4) scheduled for later this year. LAS also launched their self-titled debut EP in April 2017 and the recording features their unique take on the traditional arts in Ireland and Scotland; unifying the two traditions and showcasing the music, song and dance that has influenced and shaped

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The Jar Family

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

Hartlepool based The Jar Family are five individual songwriters and musicians, who decided that, rather than strive for success in isolation, they would join forces to pool their talent.Although on paper the idea of five very different and charismatic personalities with a wide range of musical styles working together harmoniously seems unlikely, the stunning results of their work to date speak for themselves. Taking their name from the donations jar they passed around at early gigs, the band are a tight knit group who had the foresight to realise that they were stronger collectively than they were individually. To pursue their ambitious vision some tough early decisions had to be made. With few musical opportunities and even less resources at their disposal in their native North East the band temporarily moved away from their families in Hartlepool and relocated to a deserted farm in the remote Cambridgeshire countryside. There they built themselves a basic rehearsal studio and living in a ramshackle collection of old caravans for over a year they started to develop and refine what was to become the Jar Family sound. A relentless touring schedule, which has seen the band appearing as special guests to a number of established artists such as Jake Bugg, Babyshambles, Alabama 3 and others has brought their raucous and engaging shows to all corners of the country. Picking up an ever-growing army of admirers as a result of this live activity the band has now established a major fan base of fanatical supporters throughout the UK.  The Jar Family recorded new material at the legendary Monnow Valley Studios in 2014 with acclaimed producer Rupert Christie and ar released a new album 'Family First' in September 2015 amidst more inexorable touring.

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Stick In The Wheel

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

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

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The Darmoor Pixie Band & Sarah Bazeley

on Sat, 3 Mar 2018 at Godalming Borough Hall 7:45pm

The Dartmoor Pixie Band are an English country dance band (or Ceilidh Band) from the heart of Devon and are steeped in the musical and dance tradition of Dartmoor. Their mix of Melodeon, Piano Accordion, Banjo, Drums and Bass produces a sound that is very much their own and will have you tapping your feet, or better still will have you up and dancing your socks off. They have played together for more years than they care to remember so their style and repertoire is distinctly their own.  The band has their own resident caller, Sarah Bazeley, with a large repertoire of dances for all abilities so whether you're a do-si-do expert or have never danced before you're sure to have a good fun evening.

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The Darmoor Pixie Band & Sarah Bazeley

on Sat, 3 Mar 2018 at Godalming Borough Hall 7:45pm

The Dartmoor Pixie Band are an English country dance band (or Ceilidh Band) from the heart of Devon and are steeped in the musical and dance tradition of Dartmoor. Their mix of Melodeon, Piano Accordion, Banjo, Drums and Bass produces a sound that is very much their own and will have you tapping your feet, or better still will have you up and dancing your socks off. They have played together for more years than they care to remember so their style and repertoire is distinctly their own.  The band has their own resident caller, Sarah Bazeley, with a large repertoire of dances for all abilities so whether you're a do-si-do expert or have never danced before you're sure to have a good fun evening.

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Folklaw

on Sat, 3 Mar 2018 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

"Show of Hands with a new wave ethic" fRoots Magazine Supporting The Shires, Seth Lakeman, Mad Dog Mcrea and more, FolkLaw were catapulted on to their debut European tour with gusto. On 3rd March these rising stars of the folk, rock and roots scene bring their energetic, entertaining performance to the Chapel stage in Bath. FolkLaw aren't just another band, they're a full show. A true cross-genre acoustic group, these talented musicians combine their experience of the live music circuit, festivals and folk scene to create a vibrant stage show that wins them loyal fans wherever they go. FolkLaw's exhilarating songs and acrobatic fiddle playing get audiences' feet tapping and minds thinking, with earthy vocals interwoven with distinctive harmonies, mandola and guitars. The band are well known for their crowd-surfing fiddle antics, on-stage banter, and vibrant, energised performance. Don't miss your chance to see FolkLaw live. "acoustic New Model Army!" FolkWorld "a touch of magic" Bright Young Folk "whirling jigs and lyrics that bite!" fRoots "music with brains, balls and heart!" FolkCast "a milestone of folk music" FolkWords Magazine "Brilliant band reminds me of the Levellers" BBC Radio (Johnny Coppin) "a mighty wall of folk... warm, sincere and engaging" Square Roots Promotions www.folklaw.co.uk

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Buffalo Gals

on Sat, 3 Mar 2018 at Crewkerne Clapton & Wayford Village Hall 7:30pm

Buffalo Gals travelling mix of traditional & original music, song, Appalachian step dance, humour & stories from the old-time American heritage delivers a revitalising dose of increased vigour and happiness to the simple country folk they meet along the way. If we could bottle this feeling, we would, so leave your aches, pains and furrowed brows at home and join the Gals for an evening of 'Doctor Good'. Featuring the music of The Carter Family, Woody Guthrie, Hank Williams, Pete Seeger and other greats of U.S. old-time, as well as their own original compositions, this band of wild rovers will wipe your modern-day cares away. Relying faithfully on the magic of fiddle & banjo, the Gals trust in the restorative, positively miraculous powers of the music of bygone days, the uplifting joy of percussive dance & the edifying effects of a good story well told. So, whether you are aficionados of old-time country music or completely new to its charms, the Miraculous Medicine Show, brought to you by one of the country's most wildly-travelled, reliable and flexible of musical acts, will be an uplifting and crowd-pleasing addition to your programme.

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Buffalo Gals

on Sat, 3 Mar 2018 at Crewkerne Clapton & Wayford Village Hall 7:30pm

Buffalo Gals travelling mix of traditional & original music, song, Appalachian step dance, humour & stories from the old-time American heritage delivers a revitalising dose of increased vigour and happiness to the simple country folk they meet along the way. If we could bottle this feeling, we would, so leave your aches, pains and furrowed brows at home and join the Gals for an evening of 'Doctor Good'. Featuring the music of The Carter Family, Woody Guthrie, Hank Williams, Pete Seeger and other greats of U.S. old-time, as well as their own original compositions, this band of wild rovers will wipe your modern-day cares away. Relying faithfully on the magic of fiddle & banjo, the Gals trust in the restorative, positively miraculous powers of the music of bygone days, the uplifting joy of percussive dance & the edifying effects of a good story well told. So, whether you are aficionados of old-time country music or completely new to its charms, the Miraculous Medicine Show, brought to you by one of the country's most wildly-travelled, reliable and flexible of musical acts, will be an uplifting and crowd-pleasing addition to your programme.

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Ian W Brown At Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 3 Mar 2018 at Ascott-under-Wychwood The Swan 7:00pm

Sat March 3rd Ian (the Mighty) Brown at Wychwood Folk Club + support by Pete Watkins The Swan Inn, Shipton Road, Ascott -u- Wychwood, Oxon, OX7 6AY Tickets £8.00 in advance £10.00 on the door Start 7.30pm. Doors 7.00pm Contact: Mark/Elaine 01993831427 or 07870563299 wychwoodfolkclub@zoho.com It's 30 years since Ian W Brown decided he stood a better chance of making a living farming pigs in Hampshire than saving the world with song. A year or two later while toiling in the fields he heard The Stone Roses on the radio, fell in love with the band and allowed himself a wry smile that at least one person with his name was living the dream. But he kept his hand in writing songs before going to work and playing folk clubs when he could. Then, farming being almost as precarious as the record business, he answered the call for Britain's farmers to diversify by going into the music industry full time. He started out selling line dance CDs, then got into band management, record plugging, recording and song writing. Since then he has been nominated for an Ivor Novello award for co-writing Sandi Thom's number one single, 'I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker' and the album from which it was taken. He co-wrote the lead song in the long running West End musical 'Dreamboats and Petticoats' and has written songs for many artists including Fisherman's Friends, Show of Hands, Jason Donovan, D Side, Pixie Lott, Graham Gouldman, Henry Priestman, Simon Webbe, Drumsound & Bassline Smith and even Meryl Streep. His songs have been played on Radio 1, Radio 2 Radio 4 and Radio 5 in the last year. His ambition in 2018 is to conquer Radio 3 and is currently writing a collection of neo classical Zither tunes! Performing and writing songs remains Ian's hobby as he's too old for football and has no aptitude for golf. He has never recorded under his own name until recently. Ian's new single, 'The Five Foot Two Inch Giant', is a song written in praise of his wife on their 28th wedding anniversary and is released later this year. He has supported Julie Felix, Rita Coolige , Martin Simpson , Martin Cathy, 10cc and Steve Harley. This summer Ian will return to the fringe stages and after-hours sessions at some of the country's most prestigious festivals and folk clubs to play a few of his songs that have graced the charts and many more that haven't, including 'She Can't Recycle Michael & His Folding Bicycle', 'There's A Light At The End Of the Tunnel (& It's The Front Of The Train)', 'Grey Is The New Blonde' and 'The Jeremy Kyle Song. These finely-honed everyman tales and self-deprecating musical gems are interspersed with tall tales from the music business, life, love and the universe, which is visible from his shed in the New Forest. As Ian will be the first to tell you there aren't many politicians he has a great deal in common with. However, if he ever has a hit under his own name he could join the best-known hobby composer of them all Charles G Dawes, the American banker, politician, general and ambassador to the UK who went on to serve as Vice-President to Calvin Coolidge after writing the music that became 'It's All in the Game', the 1958 chart-topper for Tommy Edwards. Dawes in the only US Vice-President to have a number one hit. He and Bob Dylan are the only people to have had a number one hit and win a Nobel Prize. Ian W Brown is the only recorded pig farmer to be nominated for an Ivor Novello Award.

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Faeland (acoustic Cosy Gig) At The Wild Goose Space

on Sat, 3 Mar 2018 at Bristol The Wild Goose Space 7:30pm

Join Faeland for this special stripped down and acoustic evening of their music. Unplugged and intimate music in the beautiful Wild Goose Space at the heart of St. Werburghs, Bristol. Raw chocolates, cakes, chai, wine and herbal teas will be available to buy. FAELAND Gentle, intuitive, and mystical, the music on Faeland's debut album All My Swim blends folk traditions from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Singer-songwriter stylings and a dose of pop bring a captivating sound with instant appeal. The sound is acoustic guitars and double bass mixed with harp and violin. Ethereal, bittersweet vocals float across the mix and complete the picture. Faeland's sound and mission pair up well together and create a beautiful vulnerability that is authentic and true. Their songs offer listeners a seductive realness that rises above all the pushed product out there and must be heard and experienced to be fully understood. Fans of well-executed modern folk will want to find this band soon, while it can still be seen up close. Influences: Joni Mitchell, Fleetwood Mac, Nick Drake and Paul Simon, alongside more modern stars like First Aid Kit, Gillian Welch/David Rawlings, Bon Iver, R.E.M., Nick Mulvey and Hem. Reviews: "Extraordinarily good" - Shire Folk "A beautiful selection of original, modern folk compositions" - Folk Radio UK "A really fabulous band making glorious folk music Sam Bonham, BBC Video: https://youtu.be/cGBhSXwUXU8 Music: www.faeland.bandcamp.com Tickets £10 advance / £12 on the door (Concessions £8) DOORS 7.30pm MUSIC 8pm PARKING - IMPORTANT INFO: There is definitely NO parking on site, the space in front of Wildgoose is for flat residents above the Space. The remainder of The Yard road is residents only and a space for a turning circle and emergency vehicles only. There is space for people to park on nearby streets. By the City Farm on Watercress road and also on Hopetoun road, the road parallel with Mina Road. Through the tunnel there are a lot of side streets, all with parking places. Parking is not metered. To walk through the tunnel to the Wild Goose Space is 5 mins max. Please send us a message if you have any accessibility concerns.

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Faeland (acoustic Cosy Gig) At The Wild Goose Space

on Sat, 3 Mar 2018 at Bristol The Wild Goose Space 7:30pm

Join Faeland for this special stripped down and acoustic evening of their music. Unplugged and intimate music in the beautiful Wild Goose Space at the heart of St. Werburghs, Bristol. Raw chocolates, cakes, chai, wine and herbal teas will be available to buy. FAELAND Gentle, intuitive, and mystical, the music on Faeland's debut album All My Swim blends folk traditions from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Singer-songwriter stylings and a dose of pop bring a captivating sound with instant appeal. The sound is acoustic guitars and double bass mixed with harp and violin. Ethereal, bittersweet vocals float across the mix and complete the picture. Faeland's sound and mission pair up well together and create a beautiful vulnerability that is authentic and true. Their songs offer listeners a seductive realness that rises above all the pushed product out there and must be heard and experienced to be fully understood. Fans of well-executed modern folk will want to find this band soon, while it can still be seen up close. Influences: Joni Mitchell, Fleetwood Mac, Nick Drake and Paul Simon, alongside more modern stars like First Aid Kit, Gillian Welch/David Rawlings, Bon Iver, R.E.M., Nick Mulvey and Hem. Reviews: "Extraordinarily good" - Shire Folk "A beautiful selection of original, modern folk compositions" - Folk Radio UK "A really fabulous band making glorious folk music Sam Bonham, BBC Video: https://youtu.be/cGBhSXwUXU8 Music: www.faeland.bandcamp.com Tickets £10 advance / £12 on the door (Concessions £8) DOORS 7.30pm MUSIC 8pm PARKING - IMPORTANT INFO: There is definitely NO parking on site, the space in front of Wildgoose is for flat residents above the Space. The remainder of The Yard road is residents only and a space for a turning circle and emergency vehicles only. There is space for people to park on nearby streets. By the City Farm on Watercress road and also on Hopetoun road, the road parallel with Mina Road. Through the tunnel there are a lot of side streets, all with parking places. Parking is not metered. To walk through the tunnel to the Wild Goose Space is 5 mins max. Please send us a message if you have any accessibility concerns.

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The Rip Roaring Success

on Sat, 3 Mar 2018 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

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Rebetiko Carnival Presents... Marios Papadeas: Rebetiko And The Santur

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In tonight's performance Marios Papadeas, together with Dunja Botic on vocals and Pavlos Melas on guitar, will be exploring rebetika through the rich harmonic spectrum and magical soundscape of the santur. Marios Papadeas has worked as a santouri player, singer and composer from the early age, gaining experience as a young upcoming musician from playing on the road on the Greek islands, in Athens and abroad. He has composed not only for voice and santur, but also for the theatre in works by Aristophanes, Euripides Solomos, Venieri, Robin Sort. As a teacher he has worked at the T.E.I Artas, the Alimos music school, and at the music colleges of Amaraousi Greek Conservatory and the Patras conservatory. He has worked with some of the most prominent musicians in Greece and abroad; Bob Brozman, Mohammad Esmaeli, Madjid Kiani, Gerardo Nunez, Yangquin Zhao, Glykeria, Katsaros, Andiopoulos, Samiou, Arvanitaki among many others. He has also performed on many television programmes and the radio. Most recently he formed the Santouristas band, performing traditional repertoire and his own compositions. Dunja Botic is an acclaimed singer of Southern and Eastern European folk music hailing from Athens. Channelling both Lautari Legends and Greek grandmothers she brings a unique intensity to the stage and her music, both as a soloist and as part of the award-winning ensemble Don Kipper. Multilingual and multi-talented she specialises in teaching Balkan vocal techniques, traditional storytelling and choral and solo performance from the Mediterranean. Pavlos Mélas is a musician, composer and byzantine cantor from Athens, Greece. Through a number of projects and collaborations, he has been promoting and raising awareness on Greek music in the UK and internationally. His work has been credited by British and international media such as the BBC, Swedish national radio, and leading world music magazines.

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Rebetiko Carnival Presents... Marios Papadeas: Rebetiko And The Santur

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In tonight's performance Marios Papadeas, together with Dunja Botic on vocals and Pavlos Melas on guitar, will be exploring rebetika through the rich harmonic spectrum and magical soundscape of the santur. Marios Papadeas has worked as a santouri player, singer and composer from the early age, gaining experience as a young upcoming musician from playing on the road on the Greek islands, in Athens and abroad. He has composed not only for voice and santur, but also for the theatre in works by Aristophanes, Euripides Solomos, Venieri, Robin Sort. As a teacher he has worked at the T.E.I Artas, the Alimos music school, and at the music colleges of Amaraousi Greek Conservatory and the Patras conservatory. He has worked with some of the most prominent musicians in Greece and abroad; Bob Brozman, Mohammad Esmaeli, Madjid Kiani, Gerardo Nunez, Yangquin Zhao, Glykeria, Katsaros, Andiopoulos, Samiou, Arvanitaki among many others. He has also performed on many television programmes and the radio. Most recently he formed the Santouristas band, performing traditional repertoire and his own compositions. Dunja Botic is an acclaimed singer of Southern and Eastern European folk music hailing from Athens. Channelling both Lautari Legends and Greek grandmothers she brings a unique intensity to the stage and her music, both as a soloist and as part of the award-winning ensemble Don Kipper. Multilingual and multi-talented she specialises in teaching Balkan vocal techniques, traditional storytelling and choral and solo performance from the Mediterranean. Pavlos Mélas is a musician, composer and byzantine cantor from Athens, Greece. Through a number of projects and collaborations, he has been promoting and raising awareness on Greek music in the UK and internationally. His work has been credited by British and international media such as the BBC, Swedish national radio, and leading world music magazines.

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Mark Harrison

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

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

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The Fb Pocket Orchestra

on Sat, 3 Mar 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... The FB Pocket Orchestra Blues, Ragtime, Hot Jazz, Songs and Dances from long ago. Working backwards from the 1930s, the FB Pocket Orchestra explores repertoire that formed the embryo of what is now known as popular music. The members originally began playing together simply as an exercise in exploring heritage repertoire - taking on a few informal performances and recording dates as schedules allowed. The FBPO became an 'official' project in the spring of 2012 and released its first album in October. The aims of the orchestra are to present a contemporary slant on popular acoustic music from the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. 'Atmospheric, yet vibrant, this charming collection of songs will make you wish you had been born some 100 years ago. The style, glamour and 'fabulousness' of this era is captured beautifully on the album.' Jazz FM review October 1st 2012

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Ninebarrow

on Sat, 3 Mar 2018 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

NIinebarrow are a multi-award-winning folk duo, who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition. Described by Mike Harding as sounding 'damn fine' by Seth Lakeman as 'a fantastic duo' and by Kate Rusby as 'absolutely amazing', Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere combine breath taking vocal harmonies and melodies, delivering songs that are inspired and rooted in the landscape and history of the British Isles. Most recently, the duo were nominated in the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in the 'Horizon' category for Best Emerging Artist; their latest album 'Releasing the Leaves' was awarded five stars in both Maverick Magazine and the English Folk Dance and Song Society Magazine, who described it as 'Immaculate'. It was listed in The Telegraph's Top Folk Albums of 2016. 'Stunning' ★★★★★ Maverick Magazine. 'Immaculate' ★★★★★ The EFDSS 'Exquisite' ★★★★ R2 Magazine Another example of how strong British folk music is at the moment.' ★★★★ The Telegraph.

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Tarantella Beats Party With Amaraterra + Dj Alistair Prince

on Sat, 3 Mar 2018 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

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

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Marcus Bonfanti - Acoustic Show

on Sat, 3 Mar 2018 at Leeds Grove Inn 7:00pm

Doors 7pm. Support 8.30. Headline Act 9.15

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Jenn Butterworth And Laura-beth Salter

on Sat, 3 Mar 2018 at Reading St Mary's Church 7:00pm

Doors and Bar 7pm, Music 8pm. Jenn and Laura-Beth have each been a presence on the UK folk scene for a number of years. They were brought together by the close-knit and progressive Glasgow folk music community, spending lots of their time jamming an eclectic mix of folk music from across the globe, particularly the UK, Scandinavia and America. The years of playing together brought a deep affinity between the two artists; their rhythms lock tightly, their voices blend so closely that it's often hard to tell them apart. They have developed a natural telepathy: two musicians bound together. Jenn Butterworth is one of Scotland's foremost female guitarists, and has toured extensively with the award winning Anna Massie Band. As an accompanist she is in high demand, her most recent collaborations have involved Songs of Separation (BBC Folk Awards Album of the Year), Claire Hastings, Phil Cunningham and Fiddler's Bid. Laura-Beth Salter takes influence from the Oldtime and Bluegrass music that her parents played whilst she was growing up in Lincolnshire. After spending time studying a Traditional Music Degree in Newcastle she became heavily involved in the folk scene. She is a founding member of The Shee and her most recent collaborations involve Shooglenifty and The MacLean Project led by the world renowned Perthshire singer Dougie MacLean.

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Jenn Butterworth And Laura-beth Salter

on Sat, 3 Mar 2018 at Reading St Mary's Church 7:00pm

Doors and Bar 7pm, Music 8pm. Jenn and Laura-Beth have each been a presence on the UK folk scene for a number of years. They were brought together by the close-knit and progressive Glasgow folk music community, spending lots of their time jamming an eclectic mix of folk music from across the globe, particularly the UK, Scandinavia and America. The years of playing together brought a deep affinity between the two artists; their rhythms lock tightly, their voices blend so closely that it's often hard to tell them apart. They have developed a natural telepathy: two musicians bound together. Jenn Butterworth is one of Scotland's foremost female guitarists, and has toured extensively with the award winning Anna Massie Band. As an accompanist she is in high demand, her most recent collaborations have involved Songs of Separation (BBC Folk Awards Album of the Year), Claire Hastings, Phil Cunningham and Fiddler's Bid. Laura-Beth Salter takes influence from the Oldtime and Bluegrass music that her parents played whilst she was growing up in Lincolnshire. After spending time studying a Traditional Music Degree in Newcastle she became heavily involved in the folk scene. She is a founding member of The Shee and her most recent collaborations involve Shooglenifty and The MacLean Project led by the world renowned Perthshire singer Dougie MacLean.

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No Parkin Blues Band

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

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No Parkin Blues Band

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

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Zoe Wren - Ep Band Gig

on Sat, 3 Mar 2018 at London Betsey Trotwood 7:30pm

A special one-off gig performing with a full band, comprising of three fabulously talented musicians: Lauren Deakin Davies on mandolin & guitar, Nathaniel Chapman on bass, and Zak Lakota-Baldwin on bodhran. We will be playing songs from my new EP 'Gold and Smoke', to coincide with its digital release, as well as some older songs. I'm thrilled to say I will be joined by special guest Emma Lohan and her trio, whose fantastic music will open the night. zoewren.com Zoe Wren was the youngest performer to play the main stage at Folkstock Festival when she was just 16. She is now a recipient of the 2017 PRS Lynsey de Paul Prize for emerging female singer-songwriters, and has been chosen for music agency Talentbanq's roster. Her new EP Gold and Smoke, called 'refreshingly bold' by Fatea magazine, is based on contemporary re-tellings of traditional folk stories, and will be released in February 2018 with Folkstock Records. Her debut EP Pandora's Box was released in 2014 and her previous single 'Nothing to See' received airplay on BBC Radio 2 on the Bob Harris show. Citing Joni Mitchell as her biggest influence, Zoe's songs explore unusual chord progressions in various guitar tunings, accompanying a 'crystal yet satin voice' (Danny Farragher, Folk All). Zoe has supported acts such as Fairport Convention's Chris Leslie, and was handpicked to open for Ralph McTell at the Cambridge Corn Exchange. Her growing reputation has seen her invited to perform on the Danny Kyle stage at Celtic Connections, and at Cambridge Folk Festival for Hitchin Folk Club, having previously been chosen to perform on Stage 2 in Brian McNeill's Festival Session. She also holds a coveted London Underground busking license, and can ocasionally be spotted busking at pitches on the tube! emmalohan.com This year sees the launch of exciting new Irish folk artist Emma Lohan . Based in London, in preparation for the release of her debut album Black Atlantic, Lohan has just completed a 10 day tour of Ireland and released her singles Serekunda and Wander Free from her forthcoming album. Both singles have been played on Irish national radio station RTE Radio 1, Resonance FM and Indie and More playlist . Atlantic-folk meets ethno-pop in this unusual but astoundingly beautifully unique music. Backed by a stellar 6-piece band comprised of horns, strings, synths and rich harmonies; Lohan's natural, carefree approach to live performance is infectious, putting people at ease to let go and enjoy the moment. To experience Black Atlantic live is to be taken on a whirlwind musical trip that embraces her audience from the first note. With upbeat guitar licks, rich harmonies, honest lyrics and beautiful arrangements Lohan invites her audience to forget everything and just dance and they usually do! Emma Lohan's sounds comes with beautifully ghostly swirls and elegant, sweet harmonies underneath the bonnet. The Irish Times

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Zoe Wren - Ep Band Gig

on Sat, 3 Mar 2018 at London Betsey Trotwood 7:30pm

A special one-off gig performing with a full band, comprising of three fabulously talented musicians: Lauren Deakin Davies on mandolin & guitar, Nathaniel Chapman on bass, and Zak Lakota-Baldwin on bodhran. We will be playing songs from my new EP 'Gold and Smoke', to coincide with its digital release, as well as some older songs. I'm thrilled to say I will be joined by special guest Emma Lohan and her trio, whose fantastic music will open the night. zoewren.com Zoe Wren was the youngest performer to play the main stage at Folkstock Festival when she was just 16. She is now a recipient of the 2017 PRS Lynsey de Paul Prize for emerging female singer-songwriters, and has been chosen for music agency Talentbanq's roster. Her new EP Gold and Smoke, called 'refreshingly bold' by Fatea magazine, is based on contemporary re-tellings of traditional folk stories, and will be released in February 2018 with Folkstock Records. Her debut EP Pandora's Box was released in 2014 and her previous single 'Nothing to See' received airplay on BBC Radio 2 on the Bob Harris show. Citing Joni Mitchell as her biggest influence, Zoe's songs explore unusual chord progressions in various guitar tunings, accompanying a 'crystal yet satin voice' (Danny Farragher, Folk All). Zoe has supported acts such as Fairport Convention's Chris Leslie, and was handpicked to open for Ralph McTell at the Cambridge Corn Exchange. Her growing reputation has seen her invited to perform on the Danny Kyle stage at Celtic Connections, and at Cambridge Folk Festival for Hitchin Folk Club, having previously been chosen to perform on Stage 2 in Brian McNeill's Festival Session. She also holds a coveted London Underground busking license, and can ocasionally be spotted busking at pitches on the tube! emmalohan.com This year sees the launch of exciting new Irish folk artist Emma Lohan . Based in London, in preparation for the release of her debut album Black Atlantic, Lohan has just completed a 10 day tour of Ireland and released her singles Serekunda and Wander Free from her forthcoming album. Both singles have been played on Irish national radio station RTE Radio 1, Resonance FM and Indie and More playlist . Atlantic-folk meets ethno-pop in this unusual but astoundingly beautifully unique music. Backed by a stellar 6-piece band comprised of horns, strings, synths and rich harmonies; Lohan's natural, carefree approach to live performance is infectious, putting people at ease to let go and enjoy the moment. To experience Black Atlantic live is to be taken on a whirlwind musical trip that embraces her audience from the first note. With upbeat guitar licks, rich harmonies, honest lyrics and beautiful arrangements Lohan invites her audience to forget everything and just dance and they usually do! Emma Lohan's sounds comes with beautifully ghostly swirls and elegant, sweet harmonies underneath the bonnet. The Irish Times

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Fanny's Roving Folk Club

on Sat, 3 Mar 2018 at Langport All Saints Hall 8:00pm

Gris-de-Lin is a singer/songwriter & multi-instrumentalist from Dorset. Her music is a heady mix of post-rock, blues and alt-folk peppered with warped electronics; the songs are narrative and lyrical. Owl In The Sun are a 5 piece playing Americana gypsy jazz, infectious melodies, luscious harmonies over a delicious mixture of accordion, percussion, fiddle, double bass, flute and guitar. The June Apples are a folk duo form North Somerset with rousing comic songs about pirates and all things Somerset.

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Fanny's Roving Folk Club

on Sat, 3 Mar 2018 at Langport All Saints Hall 8:00pm

Gris-de-Lin is a singer/songwriter & multi-instrumentalist from Dorset. Her music is a heady mix of post-rock, blues and alt-folk peppered with warped electronics; the songs are narrative and lyrical. Owl In The Sun are a 5 piece playing Americana gypsy jazz, infectious melodies, luscious harmonies over a delicious mixture of accordion, percussion, fiddle, double bass, flute and guitar. The June Apples are a folk duo form North Somerset with rousing comic songs about pirates and all things Somerset.

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Sun & The Rain Men

on Sat, 3 Mar 2018 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

Sun & the Rain Men are an indie folk pop band from Gothenburg. With over 150,000 plays on Spotify, the band were nominated for best new artist / band at the Denniz Pop awards 2014 Buswell is a UK based act playing folk, orchestral & indie music. They have completed 4 UK tours, been on MTV, VH1, XFM & BBC, reached #1 in Amazon's Hot 100 chart & performed live with a full symphony orchestra

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Rhiannon Scutt At Misson Church, Nottinghamshire

on Sat, 3 Mar 2018 at Misson Church 7:30am

Rhiannon Scutt returns to Misson with her newly released solo E.P '#9'. Accompanied by drummer Sarah Heneghan. This is sure to be a very special show in the beautiful setting of Misson Church. Support from Robbie Thompson Cash bar by donation.

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William The Conqueror

on Sun, 4 Mar 2018 at Stoke on Trent Fulford Village Hall 7:30pm

Cornwall trio William the Conqueror have been picking up praise from far flung corners ever since Ruarri Joseph took the step to go public with his erstwhile secret alter-ego. The band's debut album, Proud Disturber of the Peace, was released in the summer to widespread critical acclaim, and their shows have been steadily winning over fans up and down the country. After a summer of festivals, followed by a tour opening for Loose label-mates Danny & the Champions of the World, the band are now readying themselves for a run of headline shows. The indie-rock three piece sees Ruarri joined by bassist Naomi Holmes and drummer Harry Harding, channelling classic blues and roots through a grunge/indie filter, with diverse influences including The Doors, Ryan Adams and The Lemonheads. Praised for their grit and authenticity by the likes of The Guardian and NPR's Ann Powers, they made their mark at AmericanaFest in Nashville, signing to Loose, and going on to pick up a nomination at the UK Americana Awards 2017, where they shared the stage with the likes of Van Morrison, Richard Thompson and Ethan Johns. Opening for William the Conqueror will be John Dhali two time winner of 'best solo act' at the Staffordshire and Cheshire music awards. John continues to wow audiences wherever he goes and has already played alongside such renowned artists as Scott Matthews, Frank Turner and A500 Music favourite Willy Porter. Since his last performance at Fulford, the 23 year old has signed his first record deal with 'Kidda Records' which he hopes will help propel him to a bigger platform and once you've seen him on stage, you won't question the possibility of that happening. John's live performances are something special and his unique soulful blues voice, stunning lyrics and infectious tunes will remain in your head for days A500 Music aim to present some of the finest live music in a friendly and intimate environment. We seat our audience in a cabaret style and because we always hope to be near capacity, we allocate seating to our guests according to when they purchased their tickets. By inviting you to *bring your own drink*, we are making the evening an inexpensive as well as enjoyable experience. Drinking glasses will be available on the night and we also provide free hot drinks.

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Pilgrims Way - Ed Beasant, Tom Kitching, Jon Loomes & Jude Rees.

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

Colourful, energetic and multi-skilled outfit. Tunes and songs; Playford meets Adam Ant. The dandy highway-persons!

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Sam Gleaves & Tyler Hughes At Walthamstow Folk

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

Sam Gleaves & Tyler Hughes play old time country music and newly written songs from the Appalachian mountains. Sam and Tyler's SHOWS feature fiddle and banjo hoedowns, close mountain harmonies, stories of all kinds, Carter Family-inspired autoharp and guitar, country gospel songs, lonesome ballads and flatfoot dancing. Both Sam and Tyler come from southwest Virginia and as a duo they write and perform contemporary songs that tell stories from present-day Appalachia. You may have seen Sam supporting Peggy Seeger in concert too. A limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You will still be able to pay on the night but please remember to get here early if doing so as show may sell out.. However we appreciate that some people wish to be assured of admission, if so you may book in advance here. NOTE: Although there is plenty of seating at the venue tickets do not guarantee a seat and latecomers may have to stand if venue full.

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Sam Gleaves & Tyler Hughes At Walthamstow Folk

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

Sam Gleaves & Tyler Hughes play old time country music and newly written songs from the Appalachian mountains. Sam and Tyler's SHOWS feature fiddle and banjo hoedowns, close mountain harmonies, stories of all kinds, Carter Family-inspired autoharp and guitar, country gospel songs, lonesome ballads and flatfoot dancing. Both Sam and Tyler come from southwest Virginia and as a duo they write and perform contemporary songs that tell stories from present-day Appalachia. You may have seen Sam supporting Peggy Seeger in concert too. A limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You will still be able to pay on the night but please remember to get here early if doing so as show may sell out.. However we appreciate that some people wish to be assured of admission, if so you may book in advance here. NOTE: Although there is plenty of seating at the venue tickets do not guarantee a seat and latecomers may have to stand if venue full.

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Tsvey Kipperim

on Sun, 4 Mar 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Don Kipper ​are a multi award-winning 7-piece ensemble playing and transforming a wide range of traditional musical forms reflecting the cultural diversity of North East London,​ from​Turkish and ​Greek Folk Musics to ​Romani music and ​Klezmer​. ​Separated from the shoal, two breakaway Kippers, ​The Tsvey Kipperim​, Daniel Gouly and Josh Middleton, delve deeply in the ​n​eshama (spirit) of Jewish music. With wit, joy, and sadness in equal measure, they take an audience on an odyssey through the ​D​obridens, ​T​erkishers, ​F​reylekhs, an​d ​Zhoks at the very core of the Klezmer repertoire. Through the intimate interplay between accordion and the clarinet, these two musicians explore the potentials that a deep working relationship, a shared love for the tradition, and a profound friendship can create. So tight it sounds like one divine entity is playing the band Max Reinhardt, Late Junction - BBC Radio 3 Sure to send shivers down your spine Songlines Spectacular Mary Ann Kennedy, World on 3 Unbridled musical passion & virtuosic mastery DJ Ritu, A World in London - Resonance FM

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Tango At Jamboree: Dance Class + Concert Ticket

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

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

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Tango At Jamboree: Dance Class Only

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

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

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Tango At Jamboree: Concert-only Ticket

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

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

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Phil Beer Solo

on Sun, 4 Mar 2018 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:00pm

Phil Beer makes a welcome return to The Plough Arts Centre for an intimate solo gig. Charming, disarming and exceptionally talented, multi-instrumentalist Phil Beer is something of a national treasure on the folk, roots and acoustic scene. One-half of award-winning powerhouse Show of Hands, Beer is equally as in demand for his solo shows. In early 2018 Phil sets out to share some of his most-loved songs at carefully selected venues across the UK. With the odd laugh thrown in for good measure, Beer's flawless musicianship and rich vocals will leave you wide-eyed and wanting more.

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The Idumea Quartet

on Sun, 4 Mar 2018 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

We are happy to welcome The Idumea Quartet to #theharrisonbasement Blending tradition, experimentation, and sheer nonsense in roughly equal measure, the Idumea Quartet deconstruct and reconstitute Appalachian folk music, drawing strong influences from minimalism and experimental music. Using the traditional string quartet instrumentation while coming from a shared background in traditional music, the quartet seeks to bring the trad repertoire into conversation with a chamber music aesthetic. Add harmonized singing into the mix and the result is a sound which is both high and lonesome and symphonic. The Idumea Quartet is: Jane Rothfield and Ewan Macdonald - fiddle Becka Wolfe - viola Nathan Bontrager - cello A full-length recording project is currently underway. Tickets £7 adv // £8 door

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French Dance/bal With Marceau Millet Lagrange

on Sun, 4 Mar 2018 at Newcastle upon Tyne St. Dominic's Catholic Club 7:00pm

Music by the brilliant French band from the Morvan; musicians Pierre Marceau (diatonic accordionist), Quentin Millet (bagpiper), and Sébastien Lagrange (chromatic accordionist). Sunday 4 March 19.30-22.30 hrs. Tickets £6 (students £5) Also, a music and dance workshop with the band at 16.30-18.00 Tickets £1.50. For these tickets, contact nigelbrace@aol.com or pay at the door.

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French Dance/bal With Marceau Millet Lagrange

on Sun, 4 Mar 2018 at Newcastle upon Tyne St. Dominic's Catholic Club 7:00pm

Music by the brilliant French band from the Morvan; musicians Pierre Marceau (diatonic accordionist), Quentin Millet (bagpiper), and Sébastien Lagrange (chromatic accordionist). Sunday 4 March 19.30-22.30 hrs. Tickets £6 (students £5) Also, a music and dance workshop with the band at 16.30-18.00 Tickets £1.50. For these tickets, contact nigelbrace@aol.com or pay at the door.

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Charlie Parr

on Mon, 5 Mar 2018 at Guildford The Keep 7:00pm

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Eilidh Steel & Mark Neal

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ------------------------------------------------------ Eilidh Steel & Mark Neal are a Scottish duo rooted in the traditions of Scotland's music and song. They are both prolific tune and song writers and their music features many of these compositions alongside old traditional music with a strong influence from Arygllshire and West highlands of Scotland "The empathy between the two players, forged through tours throughout Europe, is a thing of beauty in itself"- Rock n Reel "Both mature and deeply rooted in tradition" - Box & Fiddle Magazine

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Jessica Lawson & Phil Simpson

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

We have a great music night lined up, featuring two of the leading lights on the UK folk scene Jessica Lawson and Phil Simpson. Regularly featuring at festivals and concerts across the UK and Europe they will bring a unique blend of talents to the Club. Jessica Lawson sings and accompanies herself on autoharp and acoustic guitar. Her original songs reflect a background in folk music and a love of Americana as she sings stories about the sea, love, loss, war, and a few 'fallen' women. Jessica is fast building a reputation on the folk scene and has performed a number of high profile and exciting shows, supporting Eddi Reader and Dave Rotherary, as well as appearing on bills alongside Cara Dillon and Barbara Dickson. She will be accompanied by singer-songwriter. Phil Simpson. Support Act Jack Parker Described as one of Hull's most innovative artists Yorkshire born singer-songwriter Jack Parker has been captivating audiences all across the region. Taking influence from John Newman, Passenger and his local folk scene, Jack combines his rustic, singer-songwriter style with powerful, emotion driven lyrics.

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Phil Beer

on Tue, 6 Mar 2018 at Broseley Birchmeadow Centre 7:00pm

Phil Beer returns to the Birchmeadow. Great acoustics, great bar, an intimate setting.

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The Often Herd

on Tue, 6 Mar 2018 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

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Cory Seznec

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ------------------------------------------------------ New Roots presents.... CORY SEZNEC Bringing together Appalchian Old-Time, New Orleans jazz, country blues and folk styles, and feeding them back through their African origins, American musician and songwriter Cory Seznec is a a true virtuoso of what Ebb & Flow magazine calls 'a dazzling panorama of American, European and African roots music'. Currently based in Paris, Seznec is a founding member of legendary roots act Groanbox and duo The Seznec Bros. A resident of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for three and a half years, he was active in two bands MistO-MistO and Damakase, mixing Ethiopian music with other African styles and American roots sounds. In July 2016, Cory embarked on a trip with filmmaker Gonzalo Guajardo to Luhya country in western Kenya to make a documentary on some of the few remaining omutibo style guitar players. In October 2016, he recorded a video lesson of some of his arrangements of New Orleans-infused fingerstyle guitar for Kicking Mule founder and American Roots legend Stefan Grossman (Mississippi John Hurt/ Son House/ Skip James/ Eric Clapton/ Bert Jansch) and his Guitar Workshop project (released early 2017). Seznec is a truly remarkable artist, a sublime songwriter, and a simply jaw-dropping musician- as fRoots Magazine's Steve Hunt says, this is not a 'worthy-but-dull' legacy concept, but a joyous and perfect expression of the natural and instantly recognisable links between American and African roots music, with great songwriting at its heart. 'an artist whose work locates the commonality in diverse musical cultures and whose guitar playing connects the past and present Anyone on an errant's quest to find the rightful heir to the Ry Cooder slide-guitar globetrotter mantle should start here ( Steve Hunt, fRoots Magazine, Nov 2017) 'a Franco-American multi-instrumentalist who mixes old blues, contemporary folk, rock, Nola funk, Congolese rumba, Abyssinian swing...an amazing cocktail.' Soulbag, Juillet/Aout 201 'joyous a loose, jazz, old-time, bluegrass, it, African melange that seems to come from a deep well of the collective unconsciousness'...'he reinforces his reputation as one of the finest 'world' musicians out there' Jeremy Searle, R2 Magazine 'this is so good and the joins between styles so seamless that it's best to remember that it's the journey, not the destination that matters. Excellent.' Phil Woodgate, Folk Radio UK 'the work of a virtuoso musician and gifted songsmith doing what comes naturally...the joyous lightness of touch here evokes American Beauty-era Grateful Dead at their most beatific.' (fRoots Magazine) --------------------------------------------- New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk scene. It's committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible. Website: http://www.newrootsevents.com/ New Roots Radio: https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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Edgelarks (philip Henry And Hannah Martin)

on Wed, 7 Mar 2018 at Stoke-on-Trent St Lawrence's Church Biddulph 7:30pm

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The Lost Notes

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

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Judy Cook - Light & Shade

on Wed, 7 Mar 2018 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

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Judy Cook - Light & Shade

on Wed, 7 Mar 2018 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

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Beth Nielsen Chapman

on Wed, 7 Mar 2018 at Sheffield City Hall 7:00pm

Beth Nielsen Chapman's new Americana release, Hearts Of Glass is a powerful collection of songs that dig deep into the place within us where vulnerability meets strength. Produced by Sam Ashworth, Hearts Of Glass is sparse and beautifully recorded.

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Jane Siberry

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- JANE SIBERRY presents... The Something About Siberry Series. A rare performance series by a highly interesting artist. Jane Siberry is a pure, prolific, Canadian singer-songwriter, composer, musician, record producer, poet and painter. She is renowned for her hauntingly beautiful music that has included such songs as 'Calling All Angels', 'Love Is Everything' and 'The Valley' (both recorded by k.d. lang), 'It Can't Rain All The Time' (from 'The Crow' soundtrack), 'Mimi On The Beach', 'Everything Reminds Me Of My Dog', 'One More Colour', 'Bound By The Beauty' Her most recent release (of fifteen) ANGELS BEND CLOSER has shown up on 'Best Albums' lists and the single 'Positively Beautiful' was named by the Independent Music Network as 'Best Song of 2017'. Jane is currently in the UK walking the hills with her dog, Gwyllym, and using this quiet time to focus on songwriting. Her 3 week series in March at the Green Note will be a 'NEW SONG SHOWCASE' and will also include past favourites. She will be inviting a local artist each week to talk through an 'in-progress' song and to be interviewed about songwriting by the ever-curious Siberry. Weds 7th March Weds 14th March Tues 20th March http://janesiberry.com/

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Coven

on Wed, 7 Mar 2018 at Sheffield Central Library Theatre 7:30pm

Coven is the collective of three of the British folk scene's finest, most formidable and forthright female acts; the exquisitely harmonic songwriting duo and BBC 6 Music favourites O'Hooley & Tidow, the enchanting BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Finalists Lady Maisery and the irrepressible Leicester songwriter, activist and performer Grace Petrie. In 2014, Belinda O'Hooley, Heidi Tidow, Rowan Rheingans, Hannah James, Hazel Askew and Grace Petrie got together to celebrate International Women's Day in March with a series of three concerts. Since then, the tour has extended year on year with 2017 seeing them release 'Unholy Choir'; an EP of thesongs that the group has collaborated on. Experience these thought provoking, heartfelt, entertaining and enthralling women performing individually and collectively on one stage. O'Hooley & Tidow: 'Defiant, robust, political, northern, poetical folk music for the times we live in.' Independent 'Lady Maisery are women with ideas, purpose and urgency. They create powerful, enthralling work.' Songlines Grace Petrie: 'A powerful new songwriting voice.' Guardian www.facebook.com/covenmusic

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Ezio

on Wed, 7 Mar 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Recorded in the company of house-trained rabbits on an industrial estate in Cambridge, Daylight Moon, Ezio's ninth studio album is their most personal yet. The visceral honesty of frontman Ezio Lunedei's lyrics is laid bare in tracks like 'Indian', an ode to feeling overcome by forces beyond his control, and 'Dirty Little Secret', a Nick-Drake-esque ditty where he tries to unpick the emotions of an unnamed muse that he just can't quite suss out. In their 26-year career, the band have made a habit of dabbling in any style of music that takes their fancy; Daylight Moon is no different. From the crunching blues-rock guitars of 'Crushed' to the jazz rhythms of 'The Gypsy Song', there's plenty of genre hopping on show here. What's always set Ezio apart is the connection between Lunedei and guitarist Booga. The frontman's rich tenor and complex acoustic guitar work is complimented by Booga's incessant lead guitar; regularly squeezing in an extra note that shouldn't be possible, but somehow managing to work. One could try and compare him to other great guitarists, but they would be wasting their time Booga truly has a unique style, and it needs to be witnessed in the flesh. To celebrate the release of Daylight Moon, Ezio will be touring Germany throughout November and December 2016, and will return to the road again in the spring of 2017 with dates in Britain and Germany. Fans can expect favourites from the new album and classics from Ezio's ever-expanding repertoire.

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Davey Dodds And Martin Solomon

on Wed, 7 Mar 2018 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:45pm

In another life, Davey Dodds was the frontman for the progressive rock band 'Red Jasper'. He stopped playing music in 1994 and worked as a fly-fishing guide in fabulous places like the pristine wilderness of Northern Manitoba. Events and people in Cornwall prodded him back into playing and writing last year. Numerous bands were recording his songs (The Unthanks award winning album features 'The Magpie') Davey (vocals, mandolin and tin whistle) has teamed up with the virtuoso musician Martin Solomon (fiddle and Celtic Harp). The songs have grown out of the very roots and bones of Cornwall. His new album 'Kernowcopia' was released by Angel Air Records in June last year, to great acclaim and work is well under way on the follow up. Davey has a commanding stage presence and he and Martin are top live performers. To describe the music as 'folky' doesn't do it justice - this will be a special night!

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Findlay Napier & Rebecca Loebe

on Wed, 7 Mar 2018 at Grantown-on-Spey The Museum 7:00pm

DOORS: 7:00PM STAGE 7:30PM (Findlay and Rebecca will perform two sets of approximately 45 minutes in length.) Tickets £12 + Booking Fee Rebecca Loebe and Findlay Napier met on a songwriting retreat in Aldeburgh, Suffolk. "Sometimes when you get thrown into a co-write sessions things just click." Says Napier, "This was one of those times." Over the last 18 months they have written together down the line from Loebe's base in Austin, Texas and in Findlay's Glasgow flat when Rebecca was touring the UK. An award-winning songwriter, Loebe is a non-stop touring machine, averaging 200 performances per year for the last decade. Along the way, she has honed her voice as one of the Americana music scene's most exciting new songwriters and earned a place on Alternate Root Magazine's annual listing of The Top 10 Female Singers in America. She recently released her fourth full-length studio album Blink, which reunites her with producer Will Robertson for their first collaboration since 2010's Americana Top 40 Album, Mystery Prize, which landed on many year-end lists including the Americana Music Association's Top 100 Albums of the Year. As defined in the title of his remarkable 2015 solo debut VIP: Very Interesting Persons (No.2 in the Daily Telegraph's top dozen folk albums that year), Scottish singer-songwriter Napier categorically commands musical VIP status. Findlay has now turned those same supreme songwriting and storytelling gifts, allied with magpie-minded imagination and truly magnificent vocals, to his adoptive home town, on VIP's hotly anticipated follow-up, Glasgow. Napier Press "Songcraft and wit in the Difford & Tilbrook tradition" (Sunday Herald) "Michael Marra meets Elvis Costello. . . Napier oozes class" (Folk Radio UK) "A beautiful amalgam of Scottish soul, funk and folk" (Irish American Times) Loebe Press "Loebe's voice is breathtakingly beautiful, delightful and superb." (Randy Radic, Huffington Post) "Loebe does not only have an extraordinary voice, she is indeed a technically brilliant singer who does not focus on her skills. It's about the song." (Radio Bremen, Germany) "This is Rebecca Loebe and she is just hot stuff as far as I'm concerned... Absolutely stellar in my book." (John Aielli, KUTX Austin)

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Donal Scullion

on Wed, 7 Mar 2018 at Belfast The Sunflower Public House 8:00pm

Songwright #01 A monthly songwriter night by Gigging NI. They are composers and story tellers. Their music engages listeners to create followers. Follow them as they continue on their journey. For March 2018, we have Donal Scullion and Ethan Hanna. Donal is a writer, singer, arranger and composer and has been a fixture on the Northern Ireland scene for more than 10 years. As a solo artist he has released an 8-track EP "Finally" which is available from iTunes/Spotify/etc. One track on this EP 'Enough is Enough' was used in the 2014 Rik Mayall film 'One by One'. A constantly evolving and developing songwriter who takes elements of folk, jazz, soul, punk, country and various other sources, wrapped up with sometimes clever, occasionally funny, often challenging lyrics. He has worked as an arranger and session musician for many other local artists including Pat Dam Smyth, Olympic Lifts, Malojian, Ciaran Lavery, Ciara O'Neill and various others. Tickets priced £6 available here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/426570 Approximate times 8pm - Doors open 8:30pm - Ethan Hanna 9:15pm - Donal Scullion www.giggingni.com

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Lisa O'neill

on Wed, 7 Mar 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Folk In The Owl's Nest Presents Me And The Moon

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

We welcome the Indie-Folk of Me and the Moon to the Owl's Nest! Me and The Moon Formed in the summer of 2015 Me and The Moon embody those long, warm, hazy days of endless opportunity; beautifully pairing youthful innocence with apathy and worldliness. After self-releasing their first EP, 'Run With Wolves' and its follow up single 'Get Away' Me and the Moon signed to DIY label My Little Empire Records for the stunning new single 'Standing Still'. Support comes from Bella Spinks, Jimi Mack & Silvi Vignola.

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Ewan Mclennan

on Thu, 8 Mar 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

2011 BBC Folk Awards 'Horizon' award winner and a fast-rising young Folk star, Edinburgh-born Ewan McLennan has been making headlines over the last year, performing at festivals, clubs, and concert halls across the country. He combines traditional music from around Britain and beyond with his own earthy, self-penned songs, creating a unique and compelling sound. He has a gorgeous, lilting voice, a quietly assured and commanding presence and some smart guitar arrangements. One of the most exciting singers to come out of Scotland in recent years (Mike Harding) Stories Still Untold, is a real treat (**** 4 stars The Telegraph) It simply oozes class when we lost Iain MacKintosh and Bert Jansch in recent years I have been waiting for a male voice with the same mixture of vulnerability, sensitivity, and above all, humanity. In Ewan McLennan I think we have that voice. (The Living Tradition)

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Coven: International Women's Day Concert

on Thu, 8 Mar 2018 at London St John on Bethnal Green 7:30pm

Coven are a collective of three of the British folk scene's finest, most formidable and forthright female acts, taking to the stage to celebrate International Women's Day in a week of unforgettable concerts. The exquisitely harmonic songwriting duo and BBC 6 Music favourites O'Hooley & Tidow will be joined by the enchanting BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Finalists Lady Maisery and the irrepressible Leicester songwriter, activist and performer Grace Petrie. Debuting their new EP, experience these thought provoking, heartfelt, entertaining and enthralling women performing individually and collectively on one stage.

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Rag Mama Rag

on Thu, 8 Mar 2018 at Towersey The Three Horseshoes 7:30pm

Fantastic acoustic blues duo focussed on the 20's and 30's but encompassing Mississippi Blues, East Coast Ragtime sounds, early White Country tunes & Original Compositions.

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Nigel Philip Davies And The Good Companions

on Thu, 8 Mar 2018 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Singer Songwriter Nigel Philip Davies is a veteran of the music scene. Ably accompanied by The Good Companions, he performs songs that span the broad spectrum from riotous fiddle driven tunes to deeply reflective songs of love and loss, covering humour and social issues along the way. Nigel was a session player at Rockfield studios and contributed to albums and singles in very different genres but his love remains with the lyrical folk rock style, described as one reviewer in Australia as Folk Punk. Coming from the land of Dylan Thomas, lyrics play a major part in Nigel's songs. They are crafted with great care and precision. There are echoes of Cohen and Dylan here but that is no bad thing. Every song has the hallmark of Davies's dark distinctive, poetic voice." Fred Redwood, journalist with the Sunday Times "Reminiscent of Dylan in his Desire period."- Bob Wilson "Now they say, they'll close the mines, they say they've had their day. They'll get their coal from far away where they work for far less pay They say one day I will forget. I know that's just not true I've got a film of dust inside my lungs. I've got scars of vivid blue" Blue Scar www.nigeld.co.uk https://www.facebook.com/nigelphilipdavies Nick Ward The ongoing seaside adventures of Nick Ward are continuing to excite internet blogs and music sites all with a shared addiction to wonderfully structured Power-Pop. Whether the latest recording project involves explosive fuzzed-out guitar or expressive acoustic soul searching, the songs are born from Nicks honest visual experiences and a lyrical persona presenting thoughtful real life scenarios. Indulging in essentially British musical observations and New Wave counter culture happily studied on eccentric hazy vinyl, Nick Ward`s connection with Sixties Soul, Britpop, Mod Revival and radio friendly Indie is all apparent after just a few listens. Include a healthy dose of Costello, Ray Davies, Weller and Bacarach, and modern guitar based song writing is in very safe hands. http://www.nickwardmusic.com/

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Pauline Alexander & Sandy Stanage

on Thu, 8 Mar 2018 at North Shields Percy Park Rugby Club 7:30pm

Pauline Alexander and Sandy Stanage are a duo whose song choices are driven by a belief that a good song is a good song regardless of 'genre'. Alongside original songs they perform their own interpretations of well-known classics, bringing to them something that makes you feel they were always theirs to begin with. Pauline and Sandy spent many years on the folk circuit independently before eventually coming together at the end of 2016. Despite this relatively new musical partnership the duo have been steadily making a name for themselves and their song 'The Dreamer' was showcased by FATEA Magazine in 2017. Sandy has performed with a number of bands including Kentigern and Molendinar and Pauline's CD, 'Thoughts For The Masses' has been a former album of the week on Iain Anderson's BBC Radio Scotland show. Among others she has supported Dougie MacLean, Rumer and Shelagh McDonald. Live In The North East is pleased to open the 2018 gig season with this very talented duo. Pauline Alexander and Sandy Stanage are one of the best acts on the current folk circuit I've seen this year. Ian Cripps FATEA Magazine (2017) "Pauline Alexander has a beautiful modern Scottish folk voice, reminiscent of Sandy Denny." Rumer, singer/songwriter Pauline and Sandy gave us a great night of vocals from Pauline and a great tasteful guitar accompaniment from Sandy. If you get the chance, go see them! Keith Taylor, Cramlington Folk Club

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Edgelarks

on Thu, 8 Mar 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

A welcome return to the Greystones for Philip Henry and Hannah Martin, the Edgelarks.

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Broom Bezzums

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

UK expats based in Germany, Mark Bloomer and Andrew Cadie have earned a formidable reputation for their musicianship (fiddle, guitar and much else), their mix of original songs, covers and traditional numbers, and their high-energy stage act, making this a welcome York debut. Just about the best young duo on the circuit says Steve Knightley.

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Broom Bezzums

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

UK expats based in Germany, Mark Bloomer and Andrew Cadie have earned a formidable reputation for their musicianship (fiddle, guitar and much else), their mix of original songs, covers and traditional numbers, and their high-energy stage act, making this a welcome York debut. Just about the best young duo on the circuit says Steve Knightley.

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The Coal Porters

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The Coal Porters claim to be the world's first alt-bluegrass act, demonstrating the power of fiddle, mandolin, banjo, acoustic guitar and doghouse bass when matched with four-part harmonies and memorable melodies. They have taken this sound around the world being featured on NPR's Morning Edition in the USA and having recorded a live session for Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2. The Coal Porters have five albums available. Their most recent, Find The One, was produced by folk-rock legend John Wood, producer of Fairport Convention, Nick Drake, Squeeze and Beth Orton. Not your average fish & chips bluegrass, the Coal Porters have expanded their music with broad strokes and fearless execution. Chris Hillman (Byrds/Flying Burrito Bros) Sid Griffin was playing Americana long before it was called that with his Long Ryders and his pioneering spirit lives on in his work with the Coal Porters. Billy Bragg

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Jon Brindley - An Intimate Concert

on Thu, 8 Mar 2018 at Ruthin AllStyles Music Club 7:15pm

A concert not to be missed! We have a fabulous evening in store from this highly entertaining multi-instrumentalist who has played and sang at venues ranging from piano bars to some of the larger folk festivals; from pubs to band stands; and, inspired by the poet Laurie Lee, he's toured Europe busking street corners and café terraces. Exploring the genres of Celtic melodies, blues, contemporary folk, and country rock, Jon will be singing a mixture of covers and original material in his own inimitable style. You will be left spellbound as he alternates between guitar, accordion and the beautiful old fiddle handed down from his Grandma. The evening will begin with a round of floor spots by a variety of local singers who will deliver a broad mix of Folk, Blues, R&B and Country, followed by two fabulous 45 minute sets from our guest. THE VENUE The function room at The Feathers Inn is 'seated with tables', cosy and atmospheric, where performers and audience are 'up close and personal". There is a separate, well stocked bar with guest ales. Tea and coffee are available. There is disabled access and plenty of nearby parking. And if you want to stay over, The Feathers also has beautifully appointed rooms available at reasonable prices. Doors 7.15pm - Music Starts 7.45pm Because we are a non profit club, we have capped the tickets at just £8 in advance, or £10 on the door. http://ruthinallstyles.co.uk/event/jon-brindley-an-intimate-concert However, because we are limited to 50 tickets, be sure to secure yours before they sell out. (Regular members can purchase their concessionary rate tickets on a Thursday evening at The Feathers)

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Willy Mason

on Thu, 8 Mar 2018 at Derry Sandino's 8:30pm

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Willy Mason

on Thu, 8 Mar 2018 at Derry Sandino's 8:30pm

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The Coal Porters

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The Coal Porters claim to be the world's first alt-bluegrass act, demonstrating the power of fiddle, mandolin, banjo, acoustic guitar and doghouse bass when matched with four-part harmonies and memorable melodies. They have taken this sound around the world being featured on NPR's Morning Edition in the USA and having recorded a live session for Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2. The Coal Porters have five albums available. Their most recent, Find The One, was produced by folk-rock legend John Wood, producer of Fairport Convention, Nick Drake, Squeeze and Beth Orton. Not your average fish & chips bluegrass, the Coal Porters have expanded their music with broad strokes and fearless execution. Chris Hillman (Byrds/Flying Burrito Bros) Sid Griffin was playing Americana long before it was called that with his Long Ryders and his pioneering spirit lives on in his work with the Coal Porters. Billy Bragg

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Findlay Napier & Rebecca Loebe

on Thu, 8 Mar 2018 at Abriachan Village Hall; 7:30pm

DOORS: 7:30PM STAGE 8PM (Findlay and Rebecca will perform two sets of approximately 45 minutes in length.) Tickets £10 (Kids £5) Rebecca Loebe and Findlay Napier met on a songwriting retreat in Aldeburgh, Suffolk. "Sometimes when you get thrown into a co-write sessions things just click." Says Napier, "This was one of those times." Over the last 18 months they have written together down the line from Loebe's base in Austin, Texas and in Findlay's Glasgow flat when Rebecca was touring the UK. An award-winning songwriter, Loebe is a non-stop touring machine, averaging 200 performances per year for the last decade. Along the way, she has honed her voice as one of the Americana music scene's most exciting new songwriters and earned a place on Alternate Root Magazine's annual listing of The Top 10 Female Singers in America. She recently released her fourth full-length studio album Blink, which reunites her with producer Will Robertson for their first collaboration since 2010's Americana Top 40 Album, Mystery Prize, which landed on many year-end lists including the Americana Music Association's Top 100 Albums of the Year. As defined in the title of his remarkable 2015 solo debut VIP: Very Interesting Persons (No.2 in the Daily Telegraph's top dozen folk albums that year), Scottish singer-songwriter Napier categorically commands musical VIP status. Findlay has now turned those same supreme songwriting and storytelling gifts, allied with magpie-minded imagination and truly magnificent vocals, to his adoptive home town, on VIP's hotly anticipated follow-up, Glasgow. Napier Press "Songcraft and wit in the Difford & Tilbrook tradition" (Sunday Herald) "Michael Marra meets Elvis Costello. . . Napier oozes class" (Folk Radio UK) "A beautiful amalgam of Scottish soul, funk and folk" (Irish American Times) Loebe Press "Loebe's voice is breathtakingly beautiful, delightful and superb." (Randy Radic, Huffington Post) "Loebe does not only have an extraordinary voice, she is indeed a technically brilliant singer who does not focus on her skills. It's about the song." (Radio Bremen, Germany) "This is Rebecca Loebe and she is just hot stuff as far as I'm concerned... Absolutely stellar in my book." (John Aielli, KUTX Austin)

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Bird In The Belly

on Thu, 8 Mar 2018 at Worthing Coast Cafe des Artistes 7:00pm

Following the release of their first album - "The Crowing" - Bird in the Belly visit Worthing for the first time. Bird in the Belly is collective is made up of solo artist Jinnwoo, folk duo Hickory Signals, visual artist Epha Roe, and instrumentalist Tom Pryor. Together they have spent the last 12 months recording songs and stories that have either never before been recorded or are rarely recorded - all set to contemporary folk music, in the hopes of reintroducing these songs back into the folk canon. The support for the evening is the local, super talented, Marie Dance. For this show Marie will be leaving those Purple Shoes in the wardrobe and will treat us to an intimate local set. Music starts shortly after 8pm

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Lee Bates & Billy Newton

on Thu, 8 Mar 2018 at Tyne & Wear The Magnesia Bank 8:00pm

LEE BATES; acoustic, slide guitar, vocals BILLY NEWTON; harmonica, vocals Lee and Billy have appeared at countless Blues venues and festivals, including: Colne R'n'B Festival, Upton Blues Festival, Isle of Bute Jazz Festival, Dundee Blues Bonanza, Orange Evolution Festival, Banbury Blues and more. They have shared stages with everyone from British Blues stars Bob Hall and Steve Phillips to Doug MacLeod and Honeyboy Edwards from the USA among many others. Lee Bates and Billy Newton are quickly gathering a reputation as one of the most authentic and entertaining acts around. Their most recent CD release 'Nothing But Trouble' has received radio play all over the world as well as being voted one of Blues in Britain Magazine's top CD releases . You guys have too much fun! - Doug MacLeod, great Bluesman from the USA If country blues is your thing, you've come to the right place. - Michael Prince, Blues in Britain magazine These guys really kicked up a storm...they had the whole audience clapping along with great delight, creating an electric atmosphere. - Bob Tilling, Blues in Britain magazine

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Lee Bates & Billy Newton

on Thu, 8 Mar 2018 at Tyne & Wear The Magnesia Bank 8:00pm

LEE BATES; acoustic, slide guitar, vocals BILLY NEWTON; harmonica, vocals Lee and Billy have appeared at countless Blues venues and festivals, including: Colne R'n'B Festival, Upton Blues Festival, Isle of Bute Jazz Festival, Dundee Blues Bonanza, Orange Evolution Festival, Banbury Blues and more. They have shared stages with everyone from British Blues stars Bob Hall and Steve Phillips to Doug MacLeod and Honeyboy Edwards from the USA among many others. Lee Bates and Billy Newton are quickly gathering a reputation as one of the most authentic and entertaining acts around. Their most recent CD release 'Nothing But Trouble' has received radio play all over the world as well as being voted one of Blues in Britain Magazine's top CD releases . You guys have too much fun! - Doug MacLeod, great Bluesman from the USA If country blues is your thing, you've come to the right place. - Michael Prince, Blues in Britain magazine These guys really kicked up a storm...they had the whole audience clapping along with great delight, creating an electric atmosphere. - Bob Tilling, Blues in Britain magazine

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Knight & Spiers

on Fri, 9 Mar 2018 at Leicester The Guildhall 7:15pm

In the summer of 2016, the organisers of Folkeast Festival had the grand idea of pairing legendary fiddle layer Peter Knight (ex-Steeleye Span) and melodeon player extraordinaire, John Spiers (ex-Bellowhead) for a special "one off" concert at that year's festival. It ended up being a festival highlight, with no space to be found in the marquee and people standing five deep in pouring rain. For a few minutes at the close of their performance, with a standing ovation and roars for more, it didn't seem as though the audience was going to let them go. As the MC commented, it was one of those occasions when people could say "I was there". It was also clear that leaving matters there was not an option. This then is the debut tour of two of the undoubted finest musicians in their respective fields. "Peter Knight can spin the world on his Bow" Sir Terry Pratchett "Elegant, rhythmic and virtuoso playing and easygoing folk club banter a quiet triumph! The Guardian

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Faustus

on Fri, 9 Mar 2018 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

"One of Britain's outstanding folk bands" according to The Guardian.  Each member of this trio have impeccable folk credentials, together they deliver more than the sum of the parts.  Nominated for Best Band in the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Paull Sartin (oboe, violin, cor anglais, vocals) is no stranger to ACE Space having appeared here as part of Belshazzar's Feast.  Benji Kirkpatrick (guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, banjo, vocals) has appeared at Arlington Arts with his take on Hendrix and was part of the Seth Lakeman band.  Saul Rose (melodeon, vocals) was Songman in the West End play War Horse and has a long association with the Carthys including being a founder member of new folk big band Eliza Carthy and The Wayward bands. Both Paul and Benji were part of the legendary folk big band Bellowhead.

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Faustus

on Fri, 9 Mar 2018 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

"One of Britain's outstanding folk bands" according to The Guardian.  Each member of this trio have impeccable folk credentials, together they deliver more than the sum of the parts.  Nominated for Best Band in the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Paull Sartin (oboe, violin, cor anglais, vocals) is no stranger to ACE Space having appeared here as part of Belshazzar's Feast.  Benji Kirkpatrick (guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, banjo, vocals) has appeared at Arlington Arts with his take on Hendrix and was part of the Seth Lakeman band.  Saul Rose (melodeon, vocals) was Songman in the West End play War Horse and has a long association with the Carthys including being a founder member of new folk big band Eliza Carthy and The Wayward bands. Both Paul and Benji were part of the legendary folk big band Bellowhead.

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Steve Turner

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

Steve Turner is one of those artists who have been the backbone of the British folk scene but has been out of circulation as a professional musician for around eleven years. He was tempted back recently, in part by Mick Peat but, as he said in a recent article folk music seems to get into your blood! and four or five years ago he started doing a few gigs again and came gradually back on to the folk scene. Steve will be performing songs from Britain & America beautifully sung with brilliant accompaniment on English concertina, cittern, mandolin & banjo.

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Steve Turner

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

Steve Turner is one of those artists who have been the backbone of the British folk scene but has been out of circulation as a professional musician for around eleven years. He was tempted back recently, in part by Mick Peat but, as he said in a recent article folk music seems to get into your blood! and four or five years ago he started doing a few gigs again and came gradually back on to the folk scene. Steve will be performing songs from Britain & America beautifully sung with brilliant accompaniment on English concertina, cittern, mandolin & banjo.

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Coven

on Fri, 9 Mar 2018 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

Coven is the collective of three of the British folk scene's finest, most formidable and forthright acts; the exquisitely harmonic songwriting duo and BBC 6 Music favourites O'Hooley & Tidow, the enchanting BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Finalists Lady Maisery and the irrepressible Leicester songwriter, activist and performer Grace Petrie. In 2014, Belinda O'Hooley, Heidi Tidow, Rowan Rheingans, Hannah James, Hazel Askew and Grace Petrie got together to celebrate International Women's Day in March with a series of three concerts. Since then, the tour has extended year on year with 2017 seeing them release 'Unholy Choir'; an EP of the songs that the group has collaborated on. Experience these thought provoking, heartfelt, entertaining and enthralling women performing individually and collectively on one stage. "While still sounding like three clear entities, they drew palpable strength and conviction in the new format and were one of the highlights of the day." - The Guardian O'Hooley & Tidow: Defiant, robust, political, northern, poetical folk music for the times we live in. -The Independent Lady Maisery are women with ideas, purpose and urgency. They create powerful, enthralling work. - Songlines Grace Petrie: A powerful new songwriting voice. - The Guardian www.facebook.com/covenmusic

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Bronwynne Brent Trio

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

Mississippi Delta songbird, Bronwynne Brent returns to these shores having entranced the UK on her last visit. Now established as a major force, Bronwynne ended 2016 on a high, carrying off the Best Female Performer title (voted by the general public) at the hugely-influential AmericanaUK website for the second year running. Her spine-tingling vocal style has been compared to Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee and Amy Winehouse a remarkable singer-songwriter who simply oozes class. Bob Harris, playing tracks repeatedly on his BBC Radio 2 show told listeners her music is absolutely gorgeous really special! She was flown in for headline appearances at Glasgow's Celtic Connections festival last year and recorded a BBC studio session at Whispering Bob's invitation. This time, she brings her illustrious producer and highly-rated guitarist Johnny Sangster over from the USA to accompany her, and top bass player Jay Darwish completes the trio. Sangster played on both of Bronwynne's last albums and has recently toured with both KD Lang and Neko Case, and Darwish is heavily in-demand too, having worked with musicians of the calibre of Sting and Newton Faulkner. Stunning American Roots UK A voice that is timeless in timbre and phrasing R2 magazine Immensely attractive and engaging Maverick magazine

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Richard Digance - The Not Bad For His Age 2018 Tour

on Fri, 9 Mar 2018 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

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Richard Digance - The Not Bad For His Age 2018 Tour

on Fri, 9 Mar 2018 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

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Findlay Napier & Rebeca Loebe

on Fri, 9 Mar 2018 at Abington The Wee Gig 7:30pm

The Wee Gig is behind The Abington General Store. Gig starts 20:15.

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The Gypsy Dreamers

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

Captivating Django jazz meets classical, chanson and pop Bringing together four successful multi-instrumentalist singers who have performed all over the world, from Sidney Opera House to the Glastonbury Festival, picking up the Michael Kamen Award for composition along the way, Gypsy Dreamers present a sophisticated and hugely entertaining mix of pop, jazz and world music. Reviews: Dynamic hybrid jazz-meets-classical project that explores tango, bossa nova, pop, jazz and world sounds via violin, cello and percussion. Time Out Natalie Rozario Cello/Voice: Majestic cello All About Jazz Patrick Naylor Guitar: Best Jazz CDs of 2015 shortlist Daily Telegraph "Sensitive and unflashy with a shapely melodic line" Jack Massarik CD Choice in The London Evening Standard "Inventive acoustic guitar virtuoso" Time Out

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Tatcho Drom

on Fri, 9 Mar 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TATCHO DROM Inspired by the charisma of Esma Redepova, the virtuosity of Taraf de Haïdouks, the elegance of Vivaldi and the humour of Emir Kusturica, Tatcho Drom stage 'A Gypsy consommé with a satanic pulse' (Froots Magazine), a vibrant show of beautiful melodies and dancing rhythms from Eastern Europe and the Balkans. Tatcho Drom are considered one of the UK's leading exponents of Romany Gypsy music. Their name translates to 'True Journey' from Rromanes, the language of Romany Gypsies. Their broad repertoire includes traditional music from across Eastern Europe and the Balkans as well as band leader's Gundula's own original compositions. Gundula Gruen is a virtuoso violinist and singer who has travelled extensively, transcribing melodies that she learned first-hand from Gypsies and folk musicians. Described by Songlines Magazine as 'a shining star in the UK's Balkan music scene', her unique performance style showcases a technical ability acquired through intensive conservatoire training as well as a colourful and charismatic personality. Her arrangements and compositions, whilst drawing influence from her love and extensive knowledge of Romany Gypsy music, are original and highly personal. www.tatchodrom.com

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Ewan Bleach

on Fri, 9 Mar 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Ewan Bleach is a clarinetist, saxophonist, pianist and singer specialising in 1920s and 30s jazz and blues. Ewan runs a couple of regular London jazz nights -the Cakewalk Cafe at Passing Clouds and the Golden Era of Jazz at the Jamboree. He regularly visits New Orleans for inspiration and has toured in France with the renowned New Orleans street band Tuba Skinny. He Currently works as a Clarinetist with several London jazz bands including Man Overboard, The Basin Street Brawlers, The Dakota Jim band and The Old Hat Jazz Band. Ewan has a large repertoire of rare old songs, from artist such as Billie Holiday, Al Bowlly, Bessie Smith and Jimmie Rodgers, from the rough raggy blues songs of the twenties to the rich luscious ballads of the early 40s.

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Miraculous Mule

on Fri, 9 Mar 2018 at London Paper Dress Vintage 8:00pm

Miraculous Mule host what will hopefully be a regular shindig at Paper Dress Vintage. This time they welcome the marvellous Mudlow - who are soon to release a career retrospective on Stag-O-Lee records - and all the way from Italy, Stiv Cantarelli's new outfit J.D. Hangover. Keeping with the Euro-friendly vibes R-Man and K-Nut from the afore mentioned Stag-O-Lee records will be flying in from Germany to spin the wheels of steel. Stage Times JD Hangover 8.15 - 8.45 Mudlow 9.00 - 9.45 Miraculous Mule 10.00 - 11.00 Stag-O-Lee Allstar DJs Throughout the evening into the wee wee hours!

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Rodney Brannigan

on Fri, 9 Mar 2018 at Barnstaple The Plough @ St Anne's 7:30pm

Texas-raised Londoner who learned to play in Austin, perform in Los Angeles, craft songs in Nashville, and put it all together in London. A multi-instrumentalist with a rich and soulful voice often compared to Jeff Buckley. Described by France's Crossroads magazine as "the revelation of the year or even the decade". Original blend of progressive folk, rock, flamenco, classic, bluegrass and jazz sensibilities have seen Rodney tour the US from coast to coast and travel across India, Africa and Europe, where his reputation as an outstanding live performer has led to turns supporting the likes of Jack Johnson, Billy Sheehan, Frances Cabrel, Alabama 3, Angelique Kidja, Talvin Singh, Billy Bragg, Bad Finger, Slim Jim Phantom, Bo Didley, Pentagram (India) Shair'n'Func and Show of Hands.

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Bearcat Cajun Playboys

on Fri, 9 Mar 2018 at London Cecil Sharp House 7:30am

Chris Hall's Bearcat Cajun Playboys are arguably the best traditional Cajun band in the UK. Chris himself is the go to man for Cajun accordion. He has gigged and recorded with Paul McCartney, Bill Wyman, Kate Bush and other famous names, though traditional Cajun music is still his first love. And as for Mitch Proctor's fiddle and Murray Brailsford's guitar? We think they are absolutely marvellous. + 8.00-8.40pm learn some Cajun dance moves. It's easy, it's fun. Two left feet welcome!

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Bearcat Cajun Playboys

on Fri, 9 Mar 2018 at London Cecil Sharp House 7:30am

Chris Hall's Bearcat Cajun Playboys are arguably the best traditional Cajun band in the UK. Chris himself is the go to man for Cajun accordion. He has gigged and recorded with Paul McCartney, Bill Wyman, Kate Bush and other famous names, though traditional Cajun music is still his first love. And as for Mitch Proctor's fiddle and Murray Brailsford's guitar? We think they are absolutely marvellous. + 8.00-8.40pm learn some Cajun dance moves. It's easy, it's fun. Two left feet welcome!

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Karl Blau

on Sat, 10 Mar 2018 at Manchester Hey! Manchester @ Low Four Studio 7:30pm

On Introducing Karl Blau the enigmatic vocalist charts a new vision of country music. A Northwest indie hero, Blau channels darkness and hope in a cinematic collection of Nashville country hits from the 1960s and 1970s. Produced by Tucker Martine, the record features performances by Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Laura Veirs, Jon Hyde, Eli Moore (Lake), Steve Moore (Earth, SunnO)))), among others. It all started with cutting a 7 single, a cover of the 1969 Tom T. Hall hit That's How I Got to Memphis. Blau, whom Martine had come to know from sessions with Laura Veirs among others, asked if he could try singing it. 'I knew what a special artist Karl was, but I had no idea what a powerful interpreter of songs he was,' Martine says. The collaboration, pairing Blau's deeply sonorous voice with Martine's warm, modern arrangements, recast the Nashville hit in a new light. 'He was able to communicate the essence of the song in such a moving way that we started dreaming of making a whole record based around our excitement for that collaboration.' The result was the single and, now, Introducing Karl Blau. Martine and Blau worked for years on shaping the narrative of the record. 'I feel like I am starring in this country-western movie, written and produced by Tucker, and it tells a story,' says Blau. A sense of emergence from the shadows of loss, loneliness, infidelity, and melancholy runs through Introducing Karl Blau. 'We've threaded a story through the record,' says Blau. 'My character is moving through this dark place, but there is always this light of hope.' The record, all covers, is a crate-digger's feast of forgotten hits and deeper cuts; most of them from the Nashville country-soul renaissance in the late 1960s and early 1970s Tom T. Hall, Bobby Bond, Allen Reynolds. Other songs are from the Bee Gees (To Love Somebody), Link Wray (Fallin' Rain) or Townes Van Zandt (If I Needed You). The project was a labor of love for Martine, the son of a Nashville songwriter who grew up listening to many of these songs. Karl Blau is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and DIY icon who helped turn his hometown of Anacortes, Washington, into an indie-music mecca. He has released more than 40 records in 20-odd years, many self-released in handmade packaging and mailed to subscribers, and others on iconic indie Northwest labels K and knw-yr-own. Blau has also toured and recorded for years with Laura Veirs, the Microphones, Little Wings, D+ and Earth. Completed in 1962, Low Four was built as part of the original Granada Studio. The live-room was originally connected to a control room above and was where The Beatles rehearsed for their first ever TV appearance. In its heyday, it was used to record theme tunes and soundtracks for classic ITV dramas such as Jewel in the Crown, Brideshead Revisited and Sherlock Holmes, often by sections of the Halle Orchestra. Nowadays, it is used as a professional recording studio, and also streams one-off live performances by the likes of Jane Weaver, Mew, Jesca Hoop, Dutch Uncles, Polica, Alexis Taylor and Everything Everything. This is a 14+ age restriction show. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

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Eilidh Steel And Mark Neal - Fiddle And Guitar

on Sat, 10 Mar 2018 at Masham Town Hall 7:30pm

Eilidh Steel and Mark Neal are a Scottish fiddle and guitar duo who are in great demand in the UK and abroad. Combining traditional music rooted in Argyll and Scotland's West Coast with their own compositions, Eilidh and Mark are leading lights of the young folk/roots movement and have toured extensively around Europe. Since their delightful 2015 performance in Masham, Eilidh and Mark have played at Celtic Connections and to an audiencxe of 4,000 in Verona, supported Madness, and acted as Ewan MacGregor's backing band! Eilidh Steel is from Argyllshire where she started playing fiddle at the age of six. Since graduating from Glasgow's Royal Conservatoire of Scotland she has composed, played and toured as a full time musician, and she is Artistic Director of the Scots Fiddle Festival. Eilidh is a respected tunesmith with her compositions performed and recorded by many artists throughout the world. Originally from East Kilbride, guitarist and singer-songwriter Mark Neal has played various instruments since the age of 5. He moved to Edinburgh to study a degree in physics then a PhD in Musical Acoustics, before turning to music as a full time career.

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Eilidh Steel And Mark Neal - Fiddle And Guitar

on Sat, 10 Mar 2018 at Masham Town Hall 7:30pm

Eilidh Steel and Mark Neal are a Scottish fiddle and guitar duo who are in great demand in the UK and abroad. Combining traditional music rooted in Argyll and Scotland's West Coast with their own compositions, Eilidh and Mark are leading lights of the young folk/roots movement and have toured extensively around Europe. Since their delightful 2015 performance in Masham, Eilidh and Mark have played at Celtic Connections and to an audiencxe of 4,000 in Verona, supported Madness, and acted as Ewan MacGregor's backing band! Eilidh Steel is from Argyllshire where she started playing fiddle at the age of six. Since graduating from Glasgow's Royal Conservatoire of Scotland she has composed, played and toured as a full time musician, and she is Artistic Director of the Scots Fiddle Festival. Eilidh is a respected tunesmith with her compositions performed and recorded by many artists throughout the world. Originally from East Kilbride, guitarist and singer-songwriter Mark Neal has played various instruments since the age of 5. He moved to Edinburgh to study a degree in physics then a PhD in Musical Acoustics, before turning to music as a full time career.

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Caroline Spence

on Sat, 10 Mar 2018 at Bedford Gordon Arms Ents Shed 8:00pm

Spence has an angelic singing voice that is enchanting and devastating, elevating her diaristic writing to breathtaking heights." - NO DEPRESSION While Caroline Spence may not look like one of the road-hardened troubadours of America's past, with the release of her album Spades & Roses, the young songwriter from Charlottesville Virginia proves she is every bit as serious. Having won numerous songwriting awards from industry mainstays like the Kerrville Folk Festival and American Songwriter Magazine, and garnered nods and admiration from both Miranda Lambert and her fellow writers in the Nashville underground, Caroline has delivered a record to meet the expectation: Quite simply, 11 songs of gorgeous Americana that remind us of why we fell in love with the genre in the first place.

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Kosmos Ensemble

on Sat, 10 Mar 2018 at Dollar Gibson Hall, Dollar Academy 7:30pm

Prepare to be intoxicated by entrancing dance rhythms, soulful improvisation and gypsy passion delivered with inimitable panache and virtuoso technique. Kosmos Ensemble are Harriet MacKenzie (violin), Meg Hamilton (viola), Milos Milivojevic (accordion). They perform music with "telepathic rapport, dazzling virtuosity, serious scholarship, intellectual curiosity and impeccable musicianship" Richard Morrison, The Times. An inspirational combination of Tango, Gypsy, Balkan and Japanese music referencing classical composers, with fearless improvisation and impeccable technique. All three members of Kosmos are soloists in their own right and have recorded concertos with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, English Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Nova to critical acclaim. "As breath-taking as it is moving... impressive and brilliantly effective." Rob Adams, The Herald.

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Kosmos Ensemble

on Sat, 10 Mar 2018 at Dollar Gibson Hall, Dollar Academy 7:30pm

Prepare to be intoxicated by entrancing dance rhythms, soulful improvisation and gypsy passion delivered with inimitable panache and virtuoso technique. Kosmos Ensemble are Harriet MacKenzie (violin), Meg Hamilton (viola), Milos Milivojevic (accordion). They perform music with "telepathic rapport, dazzling virtuosity, serious scholarship, intellectual curiosity and impeccable musicianship" Richard Morrison, The Times. An inspirational combination of Tango, Gypsy, Balkan and Japanese music referencing classical composers, with fearless improvisation and impeccable technique. All three members of Kosmos are soloists in their own right and have recorded concertos with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, English Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Nova to critical acclaim. "As breath-taking as it is moving... impressive and brilliantly effective." Rob Adams, The Herald.

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Sean Taylor

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

Sean Taylor is one of the most exciting and hard working names on the roots and blues scene. The response to his latest album 'Flood & Burn' has been sensational. On BBC Radio 2 it has been played on Bob Harris, Paul Jones (Blues show) and Mark Radcliffe (Folk show). It has been featured in the Daily Mirror, Mojo, Guardian and listed in Daily Telegraph best albums of the year. Sean has toured all over the UK, Europe and Australia. He has supported John Fogerty, Neville Brothers, Robert Cray, Richard Thompson, Tony Joe White, Eric Bibb, Tom Paxton, Band of Horses, John Mayall & Arlo Guthrie.

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Steamchicken

on Sat, 10 Mar 2018 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Ceilidh-swing veterans Steamchicken return to the concert circuit with a re-invented set, a new hard hitting sound and the fabulous Amy Kakoura on vocals. Folk with a twist, with huge dollop of blues and ska, the powerful four-piece horn section drives a set featuring mostly original material together with their own take on a few classics, new album "Look Both Ways" just released. between Bellowhead and UB40exhilarating stuff. Vic Smith. FRoots. an irresistible sound that leaves this listener, at least, with an overwhelming feeling of joy. Barry Goodman: Shire-folk .an excellent album, mixing so many styles and ideas in a bewildering stew of exciting music. Dai Jeffries: Folking.com some great storytelling the use of a full brass section and driving rhythm section that is the real eye-openerand the amazing vocal range of Amy handling everything thrown at her. Dave Beeby: The Living Tradition.

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Steve Turner @ Royal Traditions

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

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

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Cardboard Fox At Meltham, Huddersfield

on Sat, 10 Mar 2018 at Meltham Community Hub 7:30pm

Cardboard Fox is an exciting young British band of four outstanding young musicians who have been making a name for themselves on the acoustic scene over the past couple of years. All four members have their roots in bluegrass music but their collective influences reach much further, and the band's music has elements of folk, blues, jazz and old time Americana. Cardboard Foxfeatures the sibling harmonies of Charlotte and Laura Carrivick (the Carrivick Sisters) on guitar/vocals and fiddle/vocals respectively, plus Joe Tozer (mandolin) and John Breese (double bass/vocals). This highly accomplished group of musicians will entertain you with their first-class musicianship, energetic live performance and creative approach to their material.

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The Hot Rock Pilgrims

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The Hot Rock Pilgrims are a brand new old-time/bluegrass supergroup featuring some of the most exciting young pickers in the South East of England. Dan Edwards is well known for his superb guitar and clawhammer work with bands such as The So Last Century String Band, Solid Gone, Amy Harrison & The Second Hand String Band and most recently with Ben Paley's Long Hill Ramblers. Hubert, Bruno and Sam have been making waves in England and Ireland with acclaimed Bluegrass/Irish fusion band Lands End. Together they will take you on a high-energy pilgrimage of Appalachian music and its descendants. www.hotrockpilgrims.com

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Edd Bateman's West African Love Affair

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

A fabulous trio playing West African dance music. Edd has worked with various West African bands since the age of 14, and the current combination promises an evening of exuberance and joyous rhythms.

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Edd Bateman's West African Love Affair

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

A fabulous trio playing West African dance music. Edd has worked with various West African bands since the age of 14, and the current combination promises an evening of exuberance and joyous rhythms.

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Edd Bateman's West African Love Affair

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

A fabulous trio playing West African dance music. Edd has worked with various West African bands since the age of 14, and the current combination promises an evening of exuberance and joyous rhythms.

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Jason Ringenberg

on Sat, 10 Mar 2018 at High Wycombe Secret venue 7:00pm

JASON RINGENBERG [ JASON & THE SCORCHERS] RETURNS TO THE UK FOR HIS FIRST VISIT IN FOUR YEARS, WITH HIS HIGH OCTANE SOLO SHOW.

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Emily Barker & Lukas Drinkwater In Concert

on Sat, 10 Mar 2018 at London Harrow Baptist Church Acoustic Evenings 7:00pm

An acoustic evening with Emily and Lukas in our lovely church in central Harrow, close to Harrow-on-the-Hill tube. Music from 19:30, doors 19:00 (please note: seating is unreserved). Interval refreshments included in ticket. This event is organised jointly by Harrow Baptist Church and the Rotary Club of Harrow, and all profits will go to their supported charities. Growing up in rural Western Australia, Emily Barker fell in love with American roots music from the soul of Aretha Franklin to the country of Gillian Welch and Emmylou Harris. Emily may be best known as the writer and performer of the award-winning theme to the hit BBC drama Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh. Fine multi-instrumentalist Lukas Drinkwater will accompany Emily on bass and guitar.

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Emily Barker & Lukas Drinkwater In Concert

on Sat, 10 Mar 2018 at London Harrow Baptist Church Acoustic Evenings 7:00pm

An acoustic evening with Emily and Lukas in our lovely church in central Harrow, close to Harrow-on-the-Hill tube. Music from 19:30, doors 19:00 (please note: seating is unreserved). Interval refreshments included in ticket. This event is organised jointly by Harrow Baptist Church and the Rotary Club of Harrow, and all profits will go to their supported charities. Growing up in rural Western Australia, Emily Barker fell in love with American roots music from the soul of Aretha Franklin to the country of Gillian Welch and Emmylou Harris. Emily may be best known as the writer and performer of the award-winning theme to the hit BBC drama Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh. Fine multi-instrumentalist Lukas Drinkwater will accompany Emily on bass and guitar.

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New Roots: Burning Wheel / The Orange Circus Band

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

Born and raised in Liverpool and an alumni of John Lennon's Quarry Bank School,Burning Wheel front-man EoinQuiery fuses the melodic sensibilities of his hometown with the poetry and storytelling of his Irish ancestry. Live on stage Burning Wheel comfortably mix Primal Scream and the Pogues with a huge dose of soul and come roaring out the other side with a visceral rock'n'roll show. The band's recently released debut album 'Remembrance Songs' was recorded with renowned producer Gerry Diver. Gerry's recent work has included Lisa Knapp's Till April is Dead A Garland of May, which received a five-star-rated reviews in the Guardian and Mojo, and Sam Lee's Ground of its Own, which was shortlisted for the Mercury Music Prize. 'Channeling the folk tradition through modern electronica, country and post-rock.' Big Chill WATCH BURNING WHEEL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rEr-H0S3cY The Orange Circus are a raucous, footstompin', full blooded Americana/ bluegrass act from the U.K and Virginia in America. Closer to the New Americana of the likes of Sprit Family Reunion and Old Crow Medicine Show than the traditional end of the spectrum, you'll hear echoes of the classic underground rock sound of Jonathan Richman and the V.U.'s poppier side in their uptempo sound. Bring your dancing shoes- they put on a brilliantly entertaining show- great playing, beautiful harmonies and boundless energy are guaranteed to raise the roof, warm the heart and encourage the biggest of grins. WATCH THE ORANGE CIRCUS BAND: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwIUfd6CjC0

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Rodney Brannigan

on Sat, 10 Mar 2018 at South Molton George Hotel;'' 7:30pm

Texas-raised Londoner who learned to play in Austin, perform in Los Angeles, craft songs in Nashville, and put it all together in London. A multi-instrumentalist with a rich and soulful voice often compared to Jeff Buckley. Described by France's Crossroads magazine as "the revelation of the year or even the decade". Original blend of progressive folk, rock, flamenco, classic, bluegrass and jazz sensibilities have seen Rodney tour the US from coast to coast and travel across India, Africa and Europe, where his reputation as an outstanding live performer has led to turns supporting the likes of Jack Johnson, Billy Sheehan, Frances Cabrel, Alabama 3, Angelique Kidja, Talvin Singh, Billy Bragg, Bad Finger, Slim Jim Phantom, Bo Didley, Pentagram (India) Shair'n'Func and Show of Hands.

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Vitality Two Plays Jelly Roll Morton

on Sat, 10 Mar 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... David Horniblow and Andrew Oliver have been working together for the past 4 years in the Dime Notes and Vitality Five. In 2018 they have undertaken to learn all 100 compositions of the great New Orleans pianist and composer Jelly Roll Morton. They're posting two videos a week online throughout the year and this evening will feature a selection of Morton's pioneering jazz compositions in the cozy Green Note basement.

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Katie Whitehouse Greg Hancock Steve Jenner - Songwriters Circle

on Sat, 10 Mar 2018 at Holbeton Village Hall 7:00pm

Songwriters in the round, an informal glimpse into the songwriters journey with all three on stage at the same time but playing in turn. Doors open 7pm for 7.20pm start

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Shout Collective Pres Dom & The Ikos

on Sat, 10 Mar 2018 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

THE SHOUT COLLECTIVE PRESENT A NEW ORLEANS PARTY LIVE ON STAGE DOM & THE IKOS Piano pumpin' Crescent City Rhythm n Blues at its finest and funkiest. On the Decks: Very special guest DJ LIL' KOKO (Mardi Gras Mambo) The Queen of the UK New Orleans scene + THE SHOUT COLLECTIVE Spinning the best selection of blues, soul, funk & global sounds Come and join the Shout Collective for a night of New Orleans goodtime gumbo, as we welcome the mighty Dom & the Ikos to the stage of Limehouse's speakeasy style live music bar Jamboree. Led by piano supremo Dom Pipkin, the Ikos are a fully-fledged rockin' good time New Orleans band who mix funk, swing and rhythm n blues. Conjuring up Crescent City greats such as Dr John, Professor Longhair and Fats Domino, Dom and the band bring the authentic NO party spirit wherever they go. http://www.dompipkin.co.uk Special guest on the decks DJ Lil' Koko is the doyenne of London's New Orleans DJ scene, spinning a heady floor-filling mix of rare rhythm n blues, funk, swing and Zydeco https://www.facebook.com/DJLILKOKO Resident DJs The Shout Collective: AKA Jamie Renton (Chilli Fried), Joe Cushley (Balling the Jack), Norman Druker, Aly Prince (Insight Radio) and Deb Smith (Radio NOPE), will be taking the Devil's Music back to Africa, out into the big city and anywhere else that feels right for moving and grooving the people. http://www.chillifried.com/the-shout-collective.html#sthash.6LF62Kld.dpbs

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4th Essex Delta Blues Day

on Sat, 10 Mar 2018 at Chelmsford The Bassment Club 11:15am

This is our fourth year supporting local charities with 18 acts playing nonstop on two stages from noon to midnight and again we have a superb lineup for you just visit the event on facebook to find out more. Tickets in advance are just £10 and £12 on the day.

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Hall Fall Down

on Sat, 10 Mar 2018 at Hebden Bridge Wadsworth Community Centre 6:45pm

Hall Fall Down A welcome return for Nick Hall and Des Horsfall - two fine singer songwriter, performers in a fresh alliance performing their own original blend of Country, Folk and Rock. Des and Nick are no strangers to the music fans of their native Yorkshire and beyond, having toured many countries between them. The pair have over 60 years of combined gigging and recording experience - Nick being one half of award winning duo 'Plumhall' and former guitarist for Folk legends Magna Carta - Des having worked recently with Rock legend Pete Townshend - is Kuschty Rye front man and some time member of Slim Chance. A member of The Hall Brothers, Nick has also recently appeared at the London Palladium as a guest of Al Stewart's and written songs for (and appears in) the forthcoming film 'The Runaways'. Currently locked in a room with pen, paper and dictaphone, the boys are cooking up what could conceivably be their maiden recording to wax cylinder. Someone said this could be the start of something beautiful - and quite amazing. They were right. Don't miss the fabulous HallFallDown and very special guest Helen Mcreary (USA) Helen is part of the American archaeologist invasion of Yorkshire ( they're everywhere!).When she's not flying drones or procrastinating on her PhD, she writes and plays folk- pop songs. NOW THE IMPORTANT STUFF: Delicious homemade pie & peas and fine hand pulled ales from 6:45 p.m. Showtime 8:00p.m

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Son Of Town Hall

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

NB. Show starts at 7.30pm Imagine if Simon and Garfunkel were lost at sea, salt in their beards, wind at their backs, and whiskey in their bottles. What songs would they sing whilst stomping like melodious madmen on the boards of their boat? Or set yourself adrift for a piece, untether yourself from your daily affairs, bring only fresh water, a large writing pad and plenty of pencils. With only the endless sky above and the wine-dark waters below, what half-crazed tales would pour out of you? Welcome to the mythic world of Son of Town Hall, the unusual union of Ben Parker of London, England, and David Berkeley of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Parker, a highly sought-after London-based songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist, and Berkeley, a celebrated singer/songwriter/guitarist/author have imagined a world that transcends time and space, complete with Victorian-era outfits, meditations about the sea and songs that beg you to sing along. The show is three-parts concert, one-part theater. It will leave you transformed, with your heart full of laughter and tears, drunk on adventure and the tragic beauty of the human condition. Son of Town Hall springboards from the story of the aforementioned two finding themselves side by side aboard a junk raft ('The Son of Town Hall') crossing the mighty Atlantic in search of new lands, new inspiration and to recover squandered fortune. It's as if the two sailed their ship back a century or so, though neither Berkeley, nor Parker openly acknowledge the anachronistic quality in their songs or presentation. They do, however, recognize how special their sound is. Perhaps it was the solitude out there, Parker explains when we caught up with the bearded duo off the coast of Maine, or maybe it was the strong gratitude you feel when you finally encounter another vessel. Or maybe it was all the raw coffee beans and cheap rum we consumed... well whatever it was, we learned to sing out there. More importantly, we learned to sing together. And sing together they do, harmonies that haven't been heard, perhaps, since the Louvin Brothers. You learn a lot on the high seas, Berkeley adds. Skills and endurance you didn't know you possessed. Music and storytelling kept us afloat, kept us alive, really. We developed a blend and a sound that led even the sea creatures and the moon to pay attention. We just had to hope that it would translate on dry land. Well, as anyone at one of Son of Town Hall's packed shows across America or Europe can attest, their sound has translated just fine. Audiences consistently leave a show muttering that they've never quite experienced something like it. And if the early indications prove true, the two will soon need to build a bigger boat, for everyone who floats near them wants to jump aboard. 'Sensational!' - John Platt, WFUV 'Nothing short of stunning' - Lisa Schwartz, Director Philadelphia Folk Festival 'Purposely timeless yet anachronistic, a sort of aural steampunk' - Santa Fe New Mexican

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Martin Carthy

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

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Emily Askew Band

on Sun, 11 Mar 2018 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

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Findlay Napier & Rebecca Loebe

on Sun, 11 Mar 2018 at Glasgow The Glad Cafe 7:00pm

Live in The Glad Cafe- Doors 7pm- Act on stage 7:30pm. Duration 130 minutes including interval. Rebecca Loebe and Findlay Napier met on a songwriting retreat in Aldeburgh, Suffolk. "Sometimes when you get thrown into a co-write sessions things just click." Says Napier, "This was one of those times." Over the last 18 months they have written together down the line from Loebe's base in Austin, Texas and in Findlay's Glasgow flat when Rebecca was touring the UK. An award-winning songwriter, Loebe is a non-stop touring machine, averaging 200 performances per year for the last decade. Along the way, she has honed her voice as one of the Americana music scene's most exciting new songwriters and earned a place on Alternate Root Magazine's annual listing of The Top 10 Female Singers in America. She recently released her fourth full-length studio album Blink, which reunites her with producer Will Robertson for their first collaboration since 2010's Americana Top 40 Album, Mystery Prize, which landed on many year-end lists including the Americana Music Association's Top 100 Albums of the Year. As defined in the title of his remarkable 2015 solo debut VIP: Very Interesting Persons (No.2 in the Daily Telegraph's top dozen folk albums that year), Scottish singer-songwriter Napier categorically commands musical VIP status. Findlay has now turned those same supreme songwriting and storytelling gifts, allied with magpie-minded imagination and truly magnificent vocals, to his adoptive home town, on VIP's hotly anticipated follow-up, Glasgow. Napier Press "Songcraft and wit in the Difford & Tilbrook tradition" (Sunday Herald) "Michael Marra meets Elvis Costello. . . Napier oozes class" (Folk Radio UK) "A beautiful amalgam of Scottish soul, funk and folk" (Irish American Times) Loebe Press "Loebe's voice is breathtakingly beautiful, delightful and superb." (Randy Radic, Huffington Post) "Loebe does not only have an extraordinary voice, she is indeed a technically brilliant singer who does not focus on her skills. It's about the song." (Radio Bremen, Germany) "This is Rebecca Loebe and she is just hot stuff as far as I'm concerned... Absolutely stellar in my book." (John Aielli, KUTX Austin)

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4square

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

Ferocious folk foursome 4Square is winning fans from all four corners of Europe and beyond. The powerful young quartet has already stormed festivals and venues all across the UK, Canada, Norway, Sweden, The Czech Republic, Greece, and Denmark with their fiery, inventive and virtuosic brand of alternative folk. 4Square's trademark show features the spectacle of Nicola Lyons's simultaneous fiddle playing and clog dancing and virtuosic mandolin from Michael Giverin, galvanised by the driving sounds of Jim Molyneux's piano and Dan Day's percussion. The result is an infusion of folk, jazz, latin, and any other musical style they feel the inclination to absorb. By contrast, 4Square will then stir you with their harmonious and mellow singing described by Nigel Schofield of livingtradition.co.uk as sublimely wistful. 4Square are amazing...based on the range of music they tap into: traditional folk, clog dancing, their own compositions, and influences ranging from jazz to Cuban rhythms to Radiohead." - The Folk Show, BBC Radio 2

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

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

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

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Tom Mcconville At Walthamstow Folk

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

Tom McConville, primarily known as The Newcastle Fiddle Player, is one of the leading fiddle players of our time. A virtuoso musician and fantastic singer, his rich and warm voice makes his interpretation of traditional and contemporary songs greatly admired by singers throughout the world. Renowned for his musical accompaniments, Tom has played on hundreds of albums. The list includes: Barbara Dickson, Richard Thompson, Allan Taylor and Lindisfarne. Whilst he has shared stages throughout the world with Stephan Grappelli, Sean McGuire, Mark O'Connor, Paul Brady and The Chieftains, Tom has never forgotten his roots and is as happy in the intimate atmosphere of a small folk club as he is at the largest festivals. Tom McConville is a world class act! A limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You will still be able to pay on the night but please remember to get here early if doing so as show may sell out.. However we appreciate that some people wish to be assured of admission, if so you may book in advance here. NOTE: Although there is plenty of seating at the venue tickets do not guarantee a seat and latecomers may have to stand if venue full.

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Tom Mcconville At Walthamstow Folk

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

Tom McConville, primarily known as The Newcastle Fiddle Player, is one of the leading fiddle players of our time. A virtuoso musician and fantastic singer, his rich and warm voice makes his interpretation of traditional and contemporary songs greatly admired by singers throughout the world. Renowned for his musical accompaniments, Tom has played on hundreds of albums. The list includes: Barbara Dickson, Richard Thompson, Allan Taylor and Lindisfarne. Whilst he has shared stages throughout the world with Stephan Grappelli, Sean McGuire, Mark O'Connor, Paul Brady and The Chieftains, Tom has never forgotten his roots and is as happy in the intimate atmosphere of a small folk club as he is at the largest festivals. Tom McConville is a world class act! A limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You will still be able to pay on the night but please remember to get here early if doing so as show may sell out.. However we appreciate that some people wish to be assured of admission, if so you may book in advance here. NOTE: Although there is plenty of seating at the venue tickets do not guarantee a seat and latecomers may have to stand if venue full.

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Mark Harrison + Laine Hines

on Sun, 11 Mar 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... MARK HARRISON: Mark Harrison's highly individual, all-original music has been going down very well with audiences of all kinds, and it has taken him to some of the top venues and festivals in the UK, attracting acclaim wherever he goes. Mark has taken the style of the early blues and folk/blues innovators, and given it totally modern relevance. His songs all have something to say or a story to tell. With their memorable tunes, striking lyrics and strong rhythms, they make people think, smile and move. He is doing something genuinely fresh and different, tapping into the timeless quality of 'old' music to produce something brand new and totally relevant to the present day. Mark's live shows are well-known not only for the music but also for his introductions and explanations of the songs, and audiences frequently comment on how big a part these play in their enjoyment of the shows. Delivered in a manner often described as 'wry' and 'dry', these mark him out even more as a unique artist. Mark is a thrilling, rhythmic, finger-picker and slide player, with a very distinctive style. He appears solo and with band, his band consisting of some of the UK's top roots musicians. With them he has released four albums which have been unanimously acclaimed across a wide range of areas of the music world, receiving a very great deal of airplay (including BBC) and highly enthusiastic reviews in the UK, Europe and the US. Recently Mark has appeared at top festivals such as Celtic Connections, where his headline concert was a sell-out, and at prestigious venues all over the UK. He also received two nominations in the British Blues Awards (Songwriter & Acoustic) in both 2015 and 2016. In 2016 he released his eagerly anticipated new studio album Turpentine. He is currently touring all over the UK. 'really excellent he takes very real things, normal things that happen in life, and he writes about them in a way that makes you think afresh about them' (Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2) 'one of the British Isles' great blues singers and guitarists . totally and absolutely original' (Mike Harding) 'wonderful rootsy blues .. innovative' (Jazz FM) 'singular lyrics an original take on song writing' (Blues in Britain) LAINE HINES Widely regarded as the best and most original practitioner of authentic pre-war acoustic blues for miles around, Laine Hines is regularly described as 'captivating' and 'spellbinding'. He has his own distinctive take on both classics and obscurities of the era, and his performances feature a unique vocal style reminiscent of the old field hollers of the Mississippi Delta and highly individual and effective guitar technique.

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Reg Meuross

on Sun, 11 Mar 2018 at Osmington Village Hall 6:45pm

Many will know award winner Reg Meuross for the extraordinary intimacy of his live solo performances. He delivers poignant and powerful songs that have captivated audiences throughout the UK and abroad for nearly 30 years. Reg comments courageously on the world we are living in now, from the ravages of austerity to the injustices of racism and the plight of refugees. He also delves into history, echoing warnings that resonate through the decades and are still relevant today. Stories told include people from living memory such as anti Nazi activist Sophie Scholl from WW2, and Michael Brown (victim of the fatal Missouri shooting in 2014) as well as ancient history (Cicero) and even a fictitious meeting between two of the artist's greatest heroes. Amongst the protest, there is also plenty of beauty and observations on love, life and humanity. Faraway People goes the distance. Yes, there's anger and indignation, but, all too rare in a protest album, there's also a deep well of compassion and insight into the human heart and spirit. MIKE DAVIES Reg tours continuously, both in the UK and as far afield as Australia and South Africa. His live shows are spellbinding, capturing the attention and the hearts of audiences of all sizes, from festival stage to folk club floor with his beautiful tenor voice, captivating lyrics and storytelling and mesmerising guitar playing. 12 CD releases now since 1991 have established the songs of Reg Meuross as 'the hinges upon which swing the doors of perceptive English folk.' (Folkwords) Reg will be supported by the popular acapella group 'No Direction'

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Nordic Fiddlers Bloc

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

The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc comprise Olav Luksengård Mjelva (Norway), Anders Hall (Sweden) and Kevin Henderson (Shetland). Individually they are regarded as three of the finest young fiddle players currently working in the international folk music scene, while collectively they are now finding themselves increasingly in demand across the world due to this unique collaboration. The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc is the brainchild of Anders Hall who felt that combining the three distinctive fiddles styles of their respective countries and regions would create a special musical sound and experience. Norway, Sweden and Shetland have three of the richest fiddle traditions in the world, with documented historical links going back hundreds of years. The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc seek to bring those historical links and traditions alive and present them in a new, exciting, dynamic and meaningful fashion, while nevertheless remaining faithful to the roots of each tradition. While blending the individual styles together they never-the-less allow each distinctive flavour to unfold into a combined sound that's unique, intense and invigorating, while their live show is peppered through with significant amounts of onstage good humour and banter into the bargain. Their debut album attracted huge critical acclaim, with their 2016 release, Deliverance, following in the same way. The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc have already toured extensively, and performed at many high profile festivals, throughout the UK and Ireland, Europe, Scandinavia and North America and now look forward to touring further in support of their new album. A wonderful band well and truly on the rise!

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Leveret And Spiro - The Eccentric Orbits Tour

on Sun, 11 Mar 2018 at Tavistock The Wharf 8:00pm

Leveret it means young hare is the finest of traditional English folk today: a trio of poise and subtle gesture, of deft layering, graceful swing and gorgeous understatement. Three of England's finest traditional players weaving exquisite tapestries out of old and new tunes. Just sublime. I can't recommend seeing them live enough. Leveret is a unique collaboration between three of England's finest folk musicians. Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron are each regarded as exceptional performers and masters of their instruments. Together their performances combine consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity. Leveret's music is not arranged in the conventional sense and instead they rely on mutual trust, listening and responding. Their playing is relaxed and natural, drawing audiences in and inviting them to share in music making that is truly spontaneous and yet deeply timeless. Fiddler Sam Sweeney was the 2015 BBC Folk Awards Musician of the Year, directs the National Youth Folk Ensemble and is known for his work in Bellowhead, Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band, The Full English and his own Made In The Great War project. Melodeon genius Andy Cutting, a three-time BBC Folk Awards Best Musician, is a compelling solo performer and currently works with Blowzabella, Topette, June Tabor, and Roger Daltry. Concertina wizard Rob Harbron leads the English Acoustic Collective summer school and is known for his work with The Full English (Best Group and Best Album BBC Folk Awards 2014), Emma Reid, Fay Hield, Jon Boden and others. Leveret's music is firmly rooted in the English tradition but sounds fresh and new. With their albums New Anything and In The Round and over a long string of sell-out gigs, the trio have built a strong reputation as consummate musicians and captivating performers. Now they return with Inventions, a new album of original material that brings Leveret's trademark groove, energy and intuitive playing to bear on a set of new tunes composed by the trio, three of today's finest tunesmiths in the folk field. Spiro draw inspiration from minimalism and electronic music to create ecstatic, interlocking, intricate musical patterns that are as hypnotising and beguiling as the most complex Fibonacci sequences (Songlines). Their live shows feature intense ensemble playing which transports audiences on an exhilarating journey far away from their roots in English folk. This joint tour is a limited opportunity to hear the contrasting music of two of England's finest and most original instrumental ensembles, and will include a unique joint finale. An evening of thrilling new acoustic music that combines consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity.

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Rodney Brannigan

on Sun, 11 Mar 2018 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:00pm

Texas-raised Londoner who learned to play in Austin, perform in Los Angeles, craft songs in Nashville, and put it all together in London. A multi-instrumentalist with a rich and soulful voice often compared to Jeff Buckley. Described by France's Crossroads magazine as "the revelation of the year or even the decade". Original blend of progressive folk, rock, flamenco, classic, bluegrass and jazz sensibilities have seen Rodney tour the US from coast to coast and travel across India, Africa and Europe, where his reputation as an outstanding live performer has led to turns supporting the likes of Jack Johnson, Billy Sheehan, Frances Cabrel, Alabama 3, Angelique Kidja, Talvin Singh, Billy Bragg, Bad Finger, Slim Jim Phantom, Bo Didley, Pentagram (India) Shair'n'Func and Show of Hands.

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George Borowski Feat Mora

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

George Borowski's song writing winds it's way through pop, rock, country and blue suede tunes in true rock n' roll style. His socially aware masterpieces have haunting lyrics and he sings those lump in the throat power ballads. His music has a message to all and you will feel he has been singing just to you. This performance will also feature Mora - George's daughter - who will captivate you with her amazing voice.

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The Goat Roper Rodeo Band Play Cafe#9!!

on Sun, 11 Mar 2018 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:00pm

The boys are back in town!!! :) The perfect Mothers Day treat?!!!

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Martin Carthy

on Mon, 12 Mar 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

For more than 40 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music's greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it. Trailblazing musical partnerships with, amongst others, Steeleye Span, Dave Swarbrick and his award-winning wife (Norma Waterson) and daughter Eliza Carthy have resulted in more than 40 albums, but Martin has only recorded 10 solo albums, of which the much-anticipated 'Waiting for Angels' is the latest. He's a ballad singer, a ground-breaking acoustic and electric guitarist and an authoritative interpreter of newly composed material. He always prefers to follow an insatiable musical curiosity rather than cash in on his unrivalled position. Perhaps, most significant of all, are his settings of traditional songs with guitar, which have influenced a generation of artists, including Bob Dylan and Paul Simon. Arguably the greatest English folk song performer, writer, collector and editor of them all (Q Magazine) Carthy is a master of the ballad of substance, songs that tell stories, whether they are traditional, his own or from contemporary writers. (The Telegraph).

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Bronwynne Brent

on Mon, 12 Mar 2018 at High Wycombe Secret venue 7:00pm

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

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Fraser Sisters

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

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Fraser Sisters

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

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Allison Sleator And Thom Ashworth

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. --------------------------- Allison Sleator is a contemporary and folk singer and will perform a mixture of her own compositions alongside traditional song ------------------------------------------ Thom Ashworth is an English folksinger and bassist, playing both stripped down arrangements of British traditional songs and his own songs inspired by the folk tradition.

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Buddy System

on Mon, 12 Mar 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

Buddy System plays acoustic music for contra dances, techno contras, concerts, and festivals. Noah VanNorstrand (fiddle, mandolin, foot percussion) and Julie Vallimont (piano, accordion, jawharp) have taken the country by storm since they started performing together in 2014. They've played for dancers in more than twenty states, at some of the biggest dance festivals in the country. Noah and Julie play as an acoustic duo, using fiddle, feet, didgeridoo, piano, and jawharp. They are occasionally joined by a third musician (then, Julie may play accordion and Noah may play mandolin). They play original compositions, traditional tunes from Ireland, Quebec, Appalachia, and France, and modern tunes collected from their travels in the music scene.

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Bronwynne Brent

on Tue, 13 Mar 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Following her hugely successful return to these shores in 2017, Mississippi Delta songbird, Bronwynne Brent is back with a brand new album to promote. Bronwynne ended 2016 on a high, carrying off the Best Female Performer title in the annual Reader's Poll at the AmericanaUK website for the second year running. Bob Harris continues to champion her at BBC Radio 2 and has recorded two studio sessions with the singer who has been compared to Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee and Amy Winehouse. On tour in trio format, Bronwynne has acclaimed producer and guitarist Johnny Sangster accompanying her.

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Bronwynne Brent

on Wed, 14 Mar 2018 at Lowdham The Old Ship Inn 7:30pm

Doors open 7.30 pm; Concert starts 8 pm

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Geoffrey Lakeman

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

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Jane Siberry

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- JANE SIBERRY presents... The Something About Siberry Series. A rare performance series by a highly interesting artist. Jane Siberry is a pure, prolific, Canadian singer-songwriter, composer, musician, record producer, poet and painter. She is renowned for her hauntingly beautiful music that has included such songs as 'Calling All Angels', 'Love Is Everything' and 'The Valley' (both recorded by k.d. lang), 'It Can't Rain All The Time' (from 'The Crow' soundtrack), 'Mimi On The Beach', 'Everything Reminds Me Of My Dog', 'One More Colour', 'Bound By The Beauty' Her most recent release (of fifteen) ANGELS BEND CLOSER has shown up on 'Best Albums' lists and the single 'Positively Beautiful' was named by the Independent Music Network as 'Best Song of 2017'. Jane is currently in the UK walking the hills with her dog, Gwyllym, and using this quiet time to focus on songwriting. Her 3 week series in March at the Green Note will be a 'NEW SONG SHOWCASE' and will also include past favourites. She will be inviting a local artist each week to talk through an 'in-progress' song and to be interviewed about songwriting by the ever-curious Siberry. Weds 7th March Weds 14th March Tues 20th March http://janesiberry.com/

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Flamenco Express @ Clf Art Cafe

on Wed, 14 Mar 2018 at London The Bussey Building 7:30pm

Flamenco Express showcases the widest diversity of flamenco talent north of the Pyrenees.. Joining La Joaquina and Chris Clavo this month, hot from the Madrid scene, is new face El Halcón. Plus irrepressible fireball of London flamenco for 20 years, Jasmine Villalobos. El Halcón 2011-2012: Performances with the companies of Alma Sanz, José Moro, Raquel Villar (soloist) in Madrid.2i2 quartet in Alicante as Soloist and choreographer. Solist: El Cortijo, Madrid- . 2013: With percussionists Taiko, and Flamenco Life with José Barrio in Japan. 2014: Soloist and choreographer. Spanish Fire Company, China. 2015-2016: Soloist. Amalagama Flamenco Company, Algeria. . 2017: Embrujo Pedro Fernandez, Madrid. Jasmine Villalobos Welcome return of a Flamenco Express regular, who toured with us widely across Britain, while being the vocal mainstay of London's premier flamenco venue Costa Dorada Principal singer for Alma Flamenca and Pena Flamenca de Londres, Jasmin's unique vitality never fails to animate her audience. Her professional experience includes 20 years performing throughout Europe with Grupo Maya from Granada, and with stars such as Marcial Heredia, Luis de la Tota, Pascual de Lorca, Lucia Alvarez 'La Piñona', Manuel Liñan, Rafael Amargo, Marcos Flores and Antonio Canales. 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 '..utterly riveting variations of firecracker beatstumultuous fervour ..indelible gracefulness.' The Stage Chris Clavo A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen 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. 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

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Flamenco Express @ Clf Art Cafe

on Wed, 14 Mar 2018 at London The Bussey Building 7:30pm

Flamenco Express showcases the widest diversity of flamenco talent north of the Pyrenees.. Joining La Joaquina and Chris Clavo this month, hot from the Madrid scene, is new face El Halcón. Plus irrepressible fireball of London flamenco for 20 years, Jasmine Villalobos. El Halcón 2011-2012: Performances with the companies of Alma Sanz, José Moro, Raquel Villar (soloist) in Madrid.2i2 quartet in Alicante as Soloist and choreographer. Solist: El Cortijo, Madrid- . 2013: With percussionists Taiko, and Flamenco Life with José Barrio in Japan. 2014: Soloist and choreographer. Spanish Fire Company, China. 2015-2016: Soloist. Amalagama Flamenco Company, Algeria. . 2017: Embrujo Pedro Fernandez, Madrid. Jasmine Villalobos Welcome return of a Flamenco Express regular, who toured with us widely across Britain, while being the vocal mainstay of London's premier flamenco venue Costa Dorada Principal singer for Alma Flamenca and Pena Flamenca de Londres, Jasmin's unique vitality never fails to animate her audience. Her professional experience includes 20 years performing throughout Europe with Grupo Maya from Granada, and with stars such as Marcial Heredia, Luis de la Tota, Pascual de Lorca, Lucia Alvarez 'La Piñona', Manuel Liñan, Rafael Amargo, Marcos Flores and Antonio Canales. 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 '..utterly riveting variations of firecracker beatstumultuous fervour ..indelible gracefulness.' The Stage Chris Clavo A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen 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. 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

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C Joynes

on Wed, 14 Mar 2018 at Newcastle upon Tyne Heaton Perk 7:00pm

Chris Joynes - 'An inheritor to Davy Graham; a lone operator prone to unexpected collaborations, with a repertoire that crosses continents and timezones with consummate ease.' - The Wire plus The Horse Loom, Phil Tyler

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Jim Malcolm

on Thu, 15 Mar 2018 at Hoghton Gregson Lane Sports and Social Club 8:00pm

One of the finest talents to have emerged through the Scottish folk scene in years The Independent Jim Malcolm's voice has the complex individuality of an aged single-malt whisky Boston Globe One of those pure, warm Scottish folk voices one never tires of listening to Dirty Linen

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The Jellyman's Daughter

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

https://www.thejellymansdaughter.com/ https://www.robinsonandrohe.com/ Doors 7pm Mix of seated and standing (mostly standing) Fully licenced bar including draft craft ales and fancy pants gins and so much more.

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Soundbox Presents Sam Kelly & Jamie Francis

on Thu, 15 Mar 2018 at Chester The Lock Keeper 7:30pm

Multi-award winning folk musicians Sam Kelly and Jamie Francis met at university in Brighton in 2010. They started performing at open mics and venues around Brighton as a duo, performing original folk and blues songs. Fast-forward 5 years, many part-time jobs and dingy apartments later, and they have become two of the most well-respected and innovative musicians on the UK folk scene, and the main writing partnership behind the hit folk band Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys. Naturally, the lives of two young musicians - who then had absolutely no idea what they were doing - became chock-full of many colourful experiences (including Sam auditioning for ITV´s Britain´s Got Talent whilst in London for a gig, and ending up getting all the way to the final). They continue to play together at folk clubs, venues and festivals, performing inventive interpretations of tunes and songs in between humorous anecdotes and stories of their misadventures. An evening of most pleasurable musical entertainment is guaranteed. First-half support: Rose Price & Martin Medina

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Soundbox Presents Sam Kelly & Jamie Francis

on Thu, 15 Mar 2018 at Chester The Lock Keeper 7:30pm

Multi-award winning folk musicians Sam Kelly and Jamie Francis met at university in Brighton in 2010. They started performing at open mics and venues around Brighton as a duo, performing original folk and blues songs. Fast-forward 5 years, many part-time jobs and dingy apartments later, and they have become two of the most well-respected and innovative musicians on the UK folk scene, and the main writing partnership behind the hit folk band Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys. Naturally, the lives of two young musicians - who then had absolutely no idea what they were doing - became chock-full of many colourful experiences (including Sam auditioning for ITV´s Britain´s Got Talent whilst in London for a gig, and ending up getting all the way to the final). They continue to play together at folk clubs, venues and festivals, performing inventive interpretations of tunes and songs in between humorous anecdotes and stories of their misadventures. An evening of most pleasurable musical entertainment is guaranteed. First-half support: Rose Price & Martin Medina

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The Portraits: London Charity Concert

on Thu, 15 Mar 2018 at London The Harrison Bar 7:00pm

Anglo-Irish alt-folk duo The Portraits, aka husband and wife songwriters Lorraine and Jeremy Millington from Galway and Bristol respectively, reached the iTunes chart in January 2015 with their charity single The Rest Of Time, championed by BBC Radio 2 and featuring the voices of 2000 people recorded across the UK during 2014 all singing to save lives lost to blood cancers. 2016 saw The Portraits play at Glastonbury Festival, and complete work on their seventh studio album Global Heartbeat, released 21st April 2017 with a major album launch at The Drawingroom in Chesham, Bucks the following day. The album is a call to the world to unite against hatred and heal its divisions. The first single, Nobody Can Ever Murder Love, was the duo's instant reaction to the horror of Jo Cox's murder in June 2016 and was played on Good Morning Sunday on BBC Radio 2 in November 2016. Clare Balding loved the song so much she invited The Portraits to play and chat about the song live on 23rd April 2017. https://www.theportraitsmusic.com On Thursday 15 March 2018, The Portraits will perform a charity concert in aid of Friends of Kipkelion - a UK registered charity supporting basic healthcare and educational projects in the Kipkelion District of Kenya. http://www.friendsofkipkelion.com Support comes from Hannah White. www.hannahwhitemusic.com Doors: 7pm. Unreserved seating. Tickets: £18 in advance (subject to booking fee), £20 on the door (cash only and subject to availability). The ticket price includes a free, signed CD album by The Portraits.

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Will Wilde Band

on Thu, 15 Mar 2018 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Wilde fuses his passion for blues with his love of rock. He takes what's authentic and powerful about the music he grew up loving and introduces the raw energy of bands such as Led Zeppelin, Free and Deep Purple without losing the heart and conviction of the blues.   With knowledge and respect for the original masters of the instrument, Wilde takes the harmonica to a whole new level. Thomas Ruf (Ruf Records) called him 'The Hendrix of the Harmonica'. His live show has been described as: 'A masterclass of blues harp playing, bar none.' (Blues in the North West).  Wilde has been five times nominated in the British Blues Awards for best Harmonica player (2010/2011/2012/2013/2014) and he has shared the stage with various notable blues artists. He has appeared twice on the Legendary Blues Cruise playing with veterans such as Sherman Robertson, Michael Burks, Earl Thomas and Taj Mahal.  The Haven Club is thrilled to have him back. More info here: https://www.willharmonicawilde.com

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Will Wilde Band

on Thu, 15 Mar 2018 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Wilde fuses his passion for blues with his love of rock. He takes what's authentic and powerful about the music he grew up loving and introduces the raw energy of bands such as Led Zeppelin, Free and Deep Purple without losing the heart and conviction of the blues.   With knowledge and respect for the original masters of the instrument, Wilde takes the harmonica to a whole new level. Thomas Ruf (Ruf Records) called him 'The Hendrix of the Harmonica'. His live show has been described as: 'A masterclass of blues harp playing, bar none.' (Blues in the North West).  Wilde has been five times nominated in the British Blues Awards for best Harmonica player (2010/2011/2012/2013/2014) and he has shared the stage with various notable blues artists. He has appeared twice on the Legendary Blues Cruise playing with veterans such as Sherman Robertson, Michael Burks, Earl Thomas and Taj Mahal.  The Haven Club is thrilled to have him back. More info here: https://www.willharmonicawilde.com

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Peter Knight And John Spiers

on Thu, 15 Mar 2018 at Leyland Fox Lane Sports Club 7:30pm

In the summer of 2016, the organisers of FolkEast Festival had the grand idea of pairing legendary fiddle player Peter Knight (ex-Steeleye Span) and melodeon player extraordinaire, John Spiers (ex-Bellowhead) for a special 'one off' concert at that year's festival. In the event, it ended up being a genuine festival highlight and it was clear that leaving matters there was not an option - so, here is that duo in Leyland as part of an extensive UK tour. More details at www.mrkite.org

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Marcus Bonfanti & The Delta Duo

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

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

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Phil Beer

on Thu, 15 Mar 2018 at Monksilver EMN Hall 7:45pm

One half of Show of Hands and a dazzling instrumentalist, Phil Beer is best known as a top flight fiddler and plays in the all-star line-up, Feast of Fiddles. But his skills don't stop there, he also plays slide, Spanish and tenor guitar, mandocello, viola, mandolin and South American cuatro, not to mention contributing rich vocals.

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Broom Bezzums

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

Mark Bloomer & Andrew Cadie have been constantly tearing up and down the autobahn since 2007, spreading their infectious music and wooing new fans with their congenial storytelling wherever they go. Now firmly established in Germany, Broom Bezzums have twice won the Folk category at the German Rock and Pop Prize. They are regulars on TV and radio and have been heavily featured in the music press and lauded in broadsheets. Broom Bezzums return to the UK for tours and festivals whenever they can and have proved that their unusual yet comfortingly familiar approach to folk music can be a real hit back home too. After an appearance at Glasgow's Celtic Connections festival, they were invited to join Show of Hands on two support tours and Andrew was taken on the road as a guest performer in Jez Lowe's band. Mike Harding announced on his radio show that Broom Bezzums is one of his favourite bands, adding I love everything they do and Steve Knightley called them Just about the best young duo on the circuit. Based on Anglo Celtic traditions, Broom Bezzums' music is flavoured by Andrew's Northumbrian homeland and the formidable rock heritage of Mark's Black Country roots. Andrew's Northumbrian pipes are the most obvious local reference, while his fiddle playing is heavily influenced by neighbouring Scottish styles. Mark, a seasoned drummer, learned to play the guitar and mandola in his years as a stalwart of the Cork session scene. Live, the rhythmical element is expanded on more dynamic numbers with guitar-slapping, tambourine-stamping and a pulsating foot drum. As singers, their full but very different voices harmonise to a surprisingly dense fusion. The tales in their own compositions and in their versions of traditional songs hark back to their itinerant lifestyles, political alienation and the love stories that caused them both to land in Germany in the first place. Occasionally Mark and Andrew are joined on stage and on CD by singer Katie Doherty. Her spellbinding voice somehow finds its place in the harmonies and opens out the sound of the band even more. Broom Bezzums' evolution is an uncanny story, but that's what makes the music what it is. Catch Broom Bezzums live and experience it for yourselves! As a Swiss critic once put it Broom Bezzums don't just play their music they live it From the moment I first saw and heard Broom Bezzums I recognised they've got it instinctively. And their playing is a delightful reminder of the beauty of simplicity. - Andy Kershaw Blissful (!) ...this CD should really see them heralded as one of Britain's leading 'folk' acts...even though they're actually based in Germany! - Folking.com "Just about the best young duo on the circuit - a real class act!" - Steve Knightley (Show of Hands) "They perform with soulful passion and create a full, rich sound" - fRoots Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/broombezzums www.broombezzums.com

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Gryphon

on Thu, 15 Mar 2018 at Claygate Holy Trinity Church 7:00pm

Doors Open 19:00 Stage time 19:30 Licensed Bar & Snacks

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The Goat Roper Rodeo Band

on Thu, 15 Mar 2018 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

They need no introduction, but they can have one anyway. Blue Sky's favourite cosmic country blues band returns to Blue Sky for an exciting new tour.

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The Jar Family

on Thu, 15 Mar 2018 at Framfield Memorial Hall 7:30pm

The Jar Family are a collective of five singer-songwriters of various styles from folk to indie rock hailing from Hartlepool in the North East of England. Having supported Alabama 3, Steve Craddock (Ocean Colour Scene) and The Charlatans, big things are expected from The Jar Family.

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Max T. Barnes

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nashville songwriter Max T. Barnes (son of legendary songwriter Max D. Barnes) has written hit songs for country stars including George Jones, Randy Travis and Collin Raye. 'Love Me' (Colin Raye) spent three weeks at number one and earned Max T. his CMA nomination. Max T. and his late father share a total of 33 hits and 70 million records sales. He has appeared on the Grand Ole Opry more than 20 times and has spent the last two years touring Australia, Ireland, Belgium, Scotland, England, Sweden, Norway, Canada and the U.S.A. Don't miss this opportunity to see and hear a songwriting legend performing his hit songs as well as the hit songs written by his late father, plus the touching stories behind every hit. With support from Lucy Zirins and Will Shackleton

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Harri Endersby

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

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Natalie Holmes

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

The Big Comfy Bookshop proudly presents the award winning acoustic evening 'Comfy & Acoustic'. Intimate performances from the best UK (and beyond) musicians covering folk, Americana, singer-songwriters and roots. Natalie Holmes Bristol-based singer/songwriter Natalie Holmes writes lilting, haunting and yet somehow invigorating pop, with honey toned vocals and an incredible depth to every song. An independent artist building her fan base entirely from scratch, she kick-started her musical career by uploading songs and now has over a million hits on YouTube, thousands of subscribers and a loyal following on social media. Although just into her twenties, Natalie has clocked up four successful EP's: The Simplest Things, Child, Over & Out and her most recent release, Calm Places, all of which featured in the iTunes and Top 10 Singer/Songwriter Charts. In 2016, Natalie was asked to accompany trance legends 'Above & Beyond' as the new female vocalist on their Acoustic II world tour, performing to sold out audiences at the Hollywood Bowl, Royal Albert Hall and Sydney Opera House to name a few. Since Over & Out, Natalie has been writing and making plans for her next solo release, taking time to hone her sound before making her comeback. On top of the A&B tour, the last 12 months have seen her travelling all over Europe, showcasing her existing material to a new audience and trialing new songs. Now likened to Joni Mitchell & Tori Amos, Natalie first began writing songs on piano and then as a self-taught guitarist. The young artist moved to Leeds in 2011 to study, taking full advantage of the opportunity to make a name for herself in a new city. Natalie performed whenever and wherever she could, including main support for Lewis Watson on his UK tour, a notable show in 2013 at the Leeds 02 Academy with distinguished singer/songwriter Gabrielle Aplin, and successful shows to promote her EP's. Things continued to cook when popular UK TV show 'Made in Chelsea' featured Natalie's song, Backwards in one of their episodes. Shortly after this, leading American ice cream brand 'Breyers' chose her cover of The Youngbloods hit Get Together for their national TV commercial. Natalie has also been attracting the attention of BBC Introducing in the South West and West Yorkshire, plus celebrity blogger Perez Hilton who featured her song Safety Net, saying she's a real artist! Phil King Phil King has performed all over the UK, at festivals and fayres, in pubs, clubs and bars, on bandstands and boats, and once in a beautiful treehouse. He performs regularly in Paris and has also played in Zurich, Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, New York and Weston-Super-Mare. Phil has had his music played on many local radio stations and also by Bob Harris, Steve Lamacq and Alex Lester on BBC Radio Supermoon New Acoustic Project from Hannah Elizabeth of SAID THE MAIDEN and Griff Jameson of FRED'S HOUSE Stage Times Natalie Holmes 9.45-10.30 Phil King 8.50-9.30 Supermoon 8.00-8.35 The bookshop bar will be open serving hot and cold drinks, wine and beer plus snacks. No other food or drink to be brought into the premises. For details of the bookshop please visit www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk www.facebook.com/thebigcomfybookshop www.twitter.com/bigcomfybooks www.instagram.com/bigcomfybooks www.bigcomfysessions.com NOTE: If you are late you'll have to wait for the acts to finish their set/song to avoid interrupting the performance

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The Monster Ceilidh Band

on Fri, 16 Mar 2018 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Monster Ceilidh Band Present: their 'Electrofolk' spectacular with award winning talents of Accordionist Amy Thatcher and talented young Teeside Violinist Grace Smith. Their powerful and uncompromising approach has brought them to the attention of many of the major UK Festivals; from Cambridge to Bestival, along with Tanz und Folkfest, Germany and Colours of Ostrava in the Czech Republic and soon to audiences across the world. The 'Monsters' have been guided by bands like Shooglenifty, Martyn Bennet, and the Peatbog Faeries, continuing in the electronic-fusion genre with their self styled ElectroFolk. D'n'B producer the Touch works together with electronic experimentalist and bassist David de la Haye to augment the compositions of Amy, Shona and Octave Mandolin player, Kieran Szifris. The result is a crucible for smelting riffs, massive chord progressions, intense electronics, folk tunes and a wide variety of styles from simply some of the UK's finest folk musicians. This is not a ceilidh, it's electrofolkmaggeddon!

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Kanda Bongo Man

on Fri, 16 Mar 2018 at Chidham Hambrook Village Hall 7:30pm

Legendary Congolese Soukous Singer and His Band play a rare small show in this wonderfully atmospheric hall with a great dance floor. Presented in association with African Night Fever. Licensed Bar helps subsidise this event.

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Kanda Bongo Man

on Fri, 16 Mar 2018 at Chidham Hambrook Village Hall 7:30pm

Legendary Congolese Soukous Singer and His Band play a rare small show in this wonderfully atmospheric hall with a great dance floor. Presented in association with African Night Fever. Licensed Bar helps subsidise this event.

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Bronwynne Brent @ Newbald Village Hall

on Fri, 16 Mar 2018 at North Newbald Village Hall 7:00pm

Bronwynne Brent brings her unique Mississippi Delta voice and songwriting talent to Newbald Village Hall for the first time. Winner of Best Female Performer two years running in the AmericanaUK Music awards, BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris says of Bronwynne, I absolutely love her music... Come and see why for yourself!

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Bronwynne Brent @ Newbald Village Hall

on Fri, 16 Mar 2018 at North Newbald Village Hall 7:00pm

Bronwynne Brent brings her unique Mississippi Delta voice and songwriting talent to Newbald Village Hall for the first time. Winner of Best Female Performer two years running in the AmericanaUK Music awards, BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris says of Bronwynne, I absolutely love her music... Come and see why for yourself!

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Hatm And Yeah Buddy! Present Bob Log Iii

on Fri, 16 Mar 2018 at Liverpool Dumbulls 7:30pm

Yeah Buddy! and Howl at the Moon present international blues punk superstar Bob Log III. Hands down the most fun you can have with your clothes on, Bob presents lightning fast dirty delta blues, kick and snare and drum machine dance beats topped off with vocal howled through a space helmet telephone. Unmissable sh*t! Dumbulls is the place, a legend in Liverpool venues. Support from another one-man-band legend, Belgium's Mr Marcaille....double drum cello based death metal and Liverpool's Salt the Snail and Long Finger Bandits opening the show.

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The Gerry Colvin Band

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

Folk-pop legend Gerry Colvin must be one of the most endearing and energetic musicians on the planet, just as much at home playing small clubs as he is supporting Status Quo on tour. This multi-talented singer-songwriter performs all his own material, combining catchy melodies with thoughtful lyrics on love, society, angst and Johnny Cash! His be-suited on stage performance combines Frank Sinatra, Lee Evans, and the aforementioned Man in Black. Genius? Madcap? Maverick? Yes, all of these things and a lot, lot more. With his regular musical partners Jerome Davies, double bass, Trish Power, accordion, and Lyndon Webb on guitar, Gerry will be playing songs from his eighth CD Six of One, Half a Dozen of the Other as well as favourites from his previous recordings. Colvin is an incredible showman, an impressive musician, a clever wordsmith and a great raconteur, and if you had to say only one thing about him, it's that you certainly get your money's worth! Just expect a great night's entertainment from this extraordinary performer. Once seen, never forgotten. Fun guaranteed.

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Chris Wood

on Fri, 16 Mar 2018 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

Award-winning singer and writer Chris Wood matches detailed stories of everyday life with reflections on politics, society and history. Jimmy and Sid come from a new generation of storytelling writers, with a repertoire spanning traditional and self-penned songs of the times.

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Gary Stewart's Graceland At Howden Minster

on Fri, 16 Mar 2018 at Howden The Shire Hall 7:30pm

Led by popular Leeds-based troubadour Gary Stewart (Gary Stewart Band / Hope and Social / Ellen & the Escapades) and backed his incredible 7-piece band, this spectacular group of musicians come together to recreate Paul Simon's landmark Graceland album in all its glory.Expect to hear those magical songs, with their captivating stories, distinctive harmonies and South African rhythms brought to life in front of you with no detail spared; from the layers of guitars and percussion, right down to the legendary bass solos and maybe even some token dance moves if you're lucky! Conceived as a one-time only show for a New Year's party (and due to high demand), Gary's Graceland band is now a permanent fixture; presenting a perfect concert for the festival season and one which audiences are going crazy for.Let the singing, dancing and nostalgia take hold and pretend you're basking under the hot summer sun in Zimbabwe.Gary Stewart & his band masterfully recreated not just the sound of Paul Simon's Graceland album but also the energy and soul that makes the original recording such a huge joy to listen to. An ambitious and wonderful feat to achieve in a live performance.  Joe Rusby Underneath the Stars Festival Please note this superlative show is being held in the magnificent environs of Howden's 12th Century Minster.

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O'hooley & Tidow Huddersfield Marsden Mechanics Hall

on Fri, 16 Mar 2018 at Marsden Mechanics Hall 7:15pm

A very special, local concert for this dynamic duo. With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on 6 Music and Radio 2, five star reviews and a feature in The Guardian, the songwriting, voice and piano partnership of Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow is regarded as 'One of British folk music's mightiest combinations' (MOJO). Belinda and Heidi's boundless songwriting has been described by The Independent as 'defiant, robust, northern, poetical, political folk music for the times we live in.' From an emotionally charged song about an elephant orphanage in Nairobi, to a joyous celebration of the Leeds cycling champion Beryl Burton, they explore, consider and connect subjects and stories in a distinctive, inventive and memorable way. Having the originality and skill to invite comparison with the most celebrated harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle, 6 Music's Tom Robinson says 'They sing together in the way families do. Normally, you only get that closeness in the voices with family bands like The Coppers or The Watersons.' A MOJO MAGAZINE TOP 10 FOLK ALBUM BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 'Best Duo' Nominees 2017 'England's answer to the McGarrigles.'  * * * * * The Guardian   'Brave, beautiful and full of love.' Martin Simpson 'Insightful, determinedly left-field angles on the human experience.'  * * * * MOJO Folk Album of the Month 'Have Belinda and Heidi done it again? Certainly.'   * * * * * R2   'Dense, complex, beautifully performed.'   * * * * Songlines

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O'hooley & Tidow Huddersfield Marsden Mechanics Hall

on Fri, 16 Mar 2018 at Marsden Mechanics Hall 7:15pm

A very special, local concert for this dynamic duo. With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on 6 Music and Radio 2, five star reviews and a feature in The Guardian, the songwriting, voice and piano partnership of Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow is regarded as 'One of British folk music's mightiest combinations' (MOJO). Belinda and Heidi's boundless songwriting has been described by The Independent as 'defiant, robust, northern, poetical, political folk music for the times we live in.' From an emotionally charged song about an elephant orphanage in Nairobi, to a joyous celebration of the Leeds cycling champion Beryl Burton, they explore, consider and connect subjects and stories in a distinctive, inventive and memorable way. Having the originality and skill to invite comparison with the most celebrated harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle, 6 Music's Tom Robinson says 'They sing together in the way families do. Normally, you only get that closeness in the voices with family bands like The Coppers or The Watersons.' A MOJO MAGAZINE TOP 10 FOLK ALBUM BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 'Best Duo' Nominees 2017 'England's answer to the McGarrigles.'  * * * * * The Guardian   'Brave, beautiful and full of love.' Martin Simpson 'Insightful, determinedly left-field angles on the human experience.'  * * * * MOJO Folk Album of the Month 'Have Belinda and Heidi done it again? Certainly.'   * * * * * R2   'Dense, complex, beautifully performed.'   * * * * Songlines

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Findlay Napier

on Fri, 16 Mar 2018 at Wigan The Old Courts 7:00pm

As defined in the title of his remarkable 2015 solo debut 'VIP: Very Interesting Persons' (No.2 in the Daily Telegraph's top dozen folk albums that year), Scottish singer-songwriter Findlay Napier categorically commands musical VIP status. He now turns those same supreme songwriting and storytelling gifts, allied with magpie-minded imagination and truly magnificent vocals, to his adoptive home town, on VIP's hotly anticipated follow-up, 'Glasgow'. Continuing his collaboration with Boo Hewerdine, the new album combines freshly-penned originals with classics and rarities from Glasgow's vast and colourful ballad canon, by authors as diverse as Hamish Imlach and The Blue Nile. Together, they form an extended musical love-letter to Scotland's metropolis, celebrating 20 years since Napier first arrived as a student, swapping his idyllic Highland childhood home for the 14th floor of the city's notorious (and since demolished) Red Road flats. Napier's own songcraft today vibrantly reflects this increasingly rich stylistic melting-pot a mix he's played no small part in creating, especially the cross-fertilisation between Glasgow's folk and indie communities, as both co-host of a long-running open-mic night, and promoter of the decade-old Hazy Recollections concert series. In 2016, too, Napier launched the Glasgow Songwriting Festival, a weekend of workshops and performances which completely sold out its inaugural outing, and returned in 2017. In between putting the finishing touches to Glasgow, Napier also toured in Feb 2018 with acclaimed contemporary protest-song showcase Shake The Chains. More info: www.findlaynapier.com We are also delighted to welcome Liverpool-based singer-songwriter Nick Ellis on his first visit to Acoustic Roots to open the evening for us. Nick is on the Mellowtone Records roster and has a new album out called 'Adult Fiction', his third in a space of two years. More info: www.mellowtonerecords.com/artists/nick-ellis

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Jacqui Mcshee's Pentangle

on Fri, 16 Mar 2018 at Claygate Village Hall 7:00pm

Doors 19:00 Stage time 19.30 Licensed Bar & Snacks

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Oysland + Tashkezar

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- OYSLAND: Seven-piece band Oysland embody the new generation of Yiddish roots music, serving up an exuberant and soulful cocktail of wedding songs and lamenting lullabies. They swoop through centuries of traditional pieces gleaned from Eastern Europe with panache, adding wider scopes from the Balkans, whilst preserving all the essential & original ingredients. Expect, heartfelt melodies, foot-stomping beats and echoes of a bygone era. Top-notch, next-generation Klezmer DJ Ritu, A World in London, Resonance FM World Music Network Battle of the Bands Winner 2017 TASHKEZAR: Tashkezar present a groovy and refreshing retelling of classics, lesser known gems and original music from the Arabian Middle-East, from Turkey and Greece and from the Balkans. They are a 7-piece super-band with members from Egypt, Uzbekistan, France and the UK. Their transcultural vibes and explosive fusion sound takes in powerful Mediterranean rhythms, mesmerising Arabic vocals and melodies, punchy Balkan horns and floor-shaking bass lines. Be ready to dance. Opa! Led by Mariam Ali, an Egyptian-Montenegrin singer songwriter, Tashkezar takes their audience on a mellifluous ride with their line-up of lead female and male vocals, violin, Greek bouzouki, trombone, electric bass with darbuka and cajon percussion. Their debut EP Tannura has been aired on BBC 6 Music and their previous gigs include Boomtown Fair, Henley Festival, Purbeck Valley Folk Festival, Cairo Jazz Club and Hootannany Brixton.

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Southern Tenant Folk Union

on Fri, 16 Mar 2018 at Great Easton Village Hall 7:30pm

Southern Tenant Folk Union are the Edinburgh based five-piece string band that over a series of albums have produced a thought provoking and arresting take on roots & folk music. Past winners of the 'Americana Artist Of The Year' award the band have taken their music onto BBC One TV's prime political show 'The Andrew Marr Show' plus Irish TV's world famous chat show 'The Late Late Show' as well as onto stages at prestigious festivals (Celtic Connections, Belfast Open House Festival, Orkney Folk Festival, Belladrum Festival, Electric Picnic & many more). They run their own record label and work completely independently releasing their own music. Live reviews of their concert performances have picked up on their 'tight delivery and soaring, gorgeous harmonies' saying that 'STFU are a must see live band combining a rich blend of musical talent with a high octane Appalachian style' and they perform their own brand of 'thrilling traditional musicianship'. Through extensive touring they have seen audiences grow year on year and now consistently sell-out concert venues all over the UK and Ireland. Artistically successful their albums have been reviewed and praised in The Guardian, The Independent, The Sunday Times and The Irish Times with their latest album awarded 4 stars in Q Magazine with the band described as 'A folk band for the Occupy era passionate, political and mischievous'.

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Charity Concert For Tibet With Michael Ormiston, Candida Valentino, Kunchok Nyima

on Fri, 16 Mar 2018 at Frome HUBnub 8:00pm

Tibetans Songs, Mantras and ritual instruments, Mongolian Overtone Singing, Tibetan Singing Bowls, Symphonic Gongs and more. 8pm to 9:30pm Friday 16th March 2018 The HubNub Centre Whittox Lane BA11 3BY Frome, Somerset Cost £15 in advance £20 on the day On the 10th March 1959 hundreds of thousands of Tibetans surrounded the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet's capital, fearing that the Dalai Lama was about to be kidnapped or assassinated. The uprising was brutally suppressed by the occupying Chinese troops and the Dalai Lama was forced to flee into exile. The 10th of March is now commemorated as National Uprising Day by Tibetans and supporters across the world. To this day Tibet remains an independent state under illegal occupation All the proceeds for this concert will go to Zari Tibet Fund, a small organisation based in Frome. The Zari Tibet Fund was set up to raise money for Tibetan refugees living in India who are in need of short term financial support. So far They have been able to help individuals and families with the cost of health care and education. In the near future, They hope to branch out to support local communities as well as projects inside Tibet. Michael Ormiston is the UK's most experienced Mongolian Khöömii (Overtone) Singer, a multi-instrumentalist, composer, inspirational teacher, workshop leader and therapeutic sound practitioner. www.soundtransformations.co.uk Candida Valentino has been using the Sounds of Himalaya Singing Bowls, overtone singing and Gongs therapeutically and in concerts internationally since 2000. She has recorded many CD's with Michael Ormiston including her own CDs Life After Life and Bija Mantra. Candida specialises in undertone /subharmonic singing known as Khargyraa and has been blessed to teach Mongolian Overtone Singing by her teacher Tserendavaa. Candida more recently trained in leading Kirtan, (devotional mantra singing) with Nikki Slade and is now leading Kirtans all around the UK. Kunchok Nyima (known as Nyima) was raised as a Tibetan Buddhist Monk. Nyima holds weekly Tibetan Sound Healing group sessions at the Hub Nub Centre in Frome. Sessions usually include a combination of chanting, listening to music, singing bowls and meditation. www.zaritibet.org/

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All The Wild Folk With The Strange Blue Dreams, The Often Herd + Mark J. Lee

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

A night of Gypsy Swing, Skiffle, Doo-wop, Music Hall, Rockabilly, Rock'n'Roll, Bluegrass and Country at Jamboree... Glasgow's The Strange Blue Dreams play dramatic pop, gypsy swing, skiffle, doo-wop and ballads from the music hall to the jet-age. The band started 2015 with a small and devoted fan base which merited the term cult following. Described by Vic Galloway (BBC) as a Glaswegian version of the legendary?pop, rock 'n' roll and country Nashville A-team session aces of the late 1950s, the band comprises five of Scotland's most in demand roots musicians. They had played at the Glastonbury Festival, performed sold out shows at The Edinburgh Festival and also featured in a BBC TV documentary. The group is united by a love of the mavericks of popular songwriting from Morricone to Meek, Ellington to Orbison. their deft lyrics framed by atmospheric arrangements, impassioned performances and the band's trademark soaring harmony vocals. Their new LP, a collection of songs that passionately distil the various golden ages of popular song into a unique and compelling new sound combining menacing surf-noir with skiffling eastern rock 'n' roll from a parallel universe (Medicine Music), is set for release on 20th October on Holy Smoke Records. Reaching beyond what is expected of a bluegrass band, The Often Herd marry the wistful sunshine harmonies of Southern California with the striking industrial allure of their home in the North East of England, pulling off their intricately arranged material alongside moments of exciting, spontaneous improvisation. Rupert Hughes (guitar) and Evan Davies (mandolin) are responsible for penning the band's original music. American fiddler Niles Krieger and jazz bassist Sam Quintana contribute deft and dynamic instrumental skills that lift the songs to new heights. The band will be releasing their self-titled debut EP early in 2018. Mark J. Lee is a Country singer, guitar player and producer from South Devon inspired by classic country sounds from Nashville to Bakersfield. He plays in a style that is both original and in step with the golden era of country songwriting. 'Beautiful rainy day country' BBC Cornwall 'Real deal Alt. Country star on the rise' Global Texan Chronicles

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Moya Brennan - The Voice Of Clannad

on Fri, 16 Mar 2018 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:30pm

A rare opportunity (for those who book early) to have the pleasure of seeing and hearing Moya Brennan in the intimate surroundings of the Plough Arts Centre. When Bono stated recently, "I think she has one of the greatest voices the human ear has ever experienced", he was heralding what many people know already about The Voice of Clannad, Moya Brennan. She sings like nothing you've ever heard before! So it makes sense that her live solo shows with all the musicality and power of Clannad but with added, heart-warming intimacy should be such a rich and moving experience. Her effortless vocals and timeless music pay homage not only to her vibrant traditional Irish heritage but also her grasp of contemporary forms. With Clannad she rose to prominence with a pioneering approach to traditional music which has garnered them 15 million record sales worldwide and a string of awards, including a Grammy in 1998. Their sound has since become the benchmark for the Celtic music genre. Sister Enya joined Clannad for a time before pursuing her own successful career. Moya's solo career has continued that success with 8 albums to her credit and more in the pipeline. Her live show has developed into a visual (as well as sound) spectacle with rhythm, atmosphere and vibrant harmony. Besides her solo work Moya has been much in demand for a number of other projects and is both vociferous and active in her championing of Irish arts and culture abroad. Her career to date includes 25 albums, numerous film scores and she has sung with many great artists, including The Chieftains, Robert Plant, Paul Brady, Shane MacGowan and, of course, Bono. Her voice continues to be in demand in dance music and includes collaborations with Chicane (Saltwater), DJ Roger Shah and Schiller. In recent years she has been involved in two exciting collaborations; Firstly with three renowned Irish female singers as T with the Maggies (Moya, Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh (Altan) and Maighread & Triona Ni Dhomhnaill (Skara Brae, Bothy Band, Coolfin) and also as Voices & Harps with renowned Irish harpist, Cormac De Barra. Ireland is changing rapidly but one thing that remains constant is our love of music and wanting the whole world to hear it. I love being part of that, says Moya.

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Sheelanagig

on Fri, 16 Mar 2018 at Witheridge Parish Hall 7:30pm

Sheelanagig have become something of a West Country institution for the past decade. A quintet with a well-stocked armoury of stringed instruments guitar, fiddle, double bass and a bagful of joint-jumping tunes, these boys sure know how to get a party started. Putting both groove and stomp into a selection of traditional and original European folk music dating from the medieval times to present day, it's difficult nay, impossible for your limbs to remain stationary when you're within earshot of them in full flight. The fact that they've often play with a knowing wink shouldn't obscure their impeccable technique, virtuoso-standard ability that raises the roof in every place they play. Expect fun, a lot of laughs and some great music.

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Daria Kulesh With Jonny Dyer

on Fri, 16 Mar 2018 at Ashburton Arts Centre/ 7:30pm

Daria's "truly extraordinary voice" and rich stories told in song, combined with Jonny's spectacular instrumental skills and composing/arranging talent. A match made in musical heaven. The pair have teamed up to work on Daria's highly acclaimed new album Long Lost Home and are touring in 2017/2018 and beyond. Bookings so far include: Cecil Sharp House, Gradsky Hall (Moscow, Russia), The Stables (Milton Keynes), The Troubadour, The Green Note, The Crescent Theatre (Birmingham), Silver Street Sessions (Wiveliscombe), Reborn Folk Club, Stirling Folk Club, Bracknell Folk Club, Chesham Folk Club, Croydon Folk Club, Wimborne Minster Folk Festival & more. DARIA KULESH With her striking voice and strong Russian and Ingush heritage, "bold, exotic, impressive" Daria Kulesh is a rising star and a unique character on the UK folk scene. Her debut album Eternal Child was described as "phenomenal" and named Runner-Up in "Best Album of 2015 from a Female Artist" by FolkWords, among numerous other accolades. Her 2017 album Long Lost Home has won awards in the UK and in Russia, including Laurel Canyon Music's Album of the Year. It has enjoyed national radio play and incredible reviews calling it a "triumph", a "masterpiece" and "a definite contender for the best album of 2017". Mike Harding praised the The Moon and the Pilot as "one of the most beautiful new songs of the last ten years". JOHNNY DYER About Jonny Dyer Composer, multi-instrumentalist and competition-winning guitar player; Jonny's outstanding technical ability, coupled with a wide-ranging musical taste has made him a tireless and forceful musical innovator. Jonny has been singing and playing choral music, soul, jazz and folk for as long as he can remember. He is widely known on the folk scene as part of the duo Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer.

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Raghu Dixit

on Sat, 17 Mar 2018 at Oxford Old Fire Station 7:30pm

Often hailed as India's biggest cultural & musical export, Raghu Dixit's unique brand of infectious, happy music transcends age, genre, and even language. His music is strongly rooted in Indian traditions and culture and is presented with a very contemporary, global sound. From playing to over 100,000 people in his home state to the John Peel Stage at Glastonbury, an appearance on Jools Holland and even playing for the Queen of England and the entire Royal Family, Raghu Dixit has done quite a bit! A Marvellous Sound! Jools Holland Raghu Dixit is one of India's most inventive and charismatic artists The Guardian Must hear! Time Out This is a standing gig only £22 on the door Sponsored by Hobgoblin Music

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Rod Picott

on Sat, 17 Mar 2018 at Northwich Davenham Players Theatre 7:30pm

ROD PICOTT Seventeen years ago Rod Picott dropped his tool belt, picked up an acoustic guitar and released his first album Tiger Tom Dixon's Blues. The acclaimed debut put a nail in the coffin of his construction career and ignited his second career as a singer-songwriter. With his new album, Out Past The Wires, that second career reveals itself in full flame. The sprawling twenty-two song Out Past The Wires ranges from whispery ballads to guitar driven rockers and hits every musical spot between. Like much of Picott's catalog, many of the songs on Out Past The Wires center around the lives of working people and the losses, defeats and small victories that can come hard won in a calloused world. It is here in the ordinary where Picott finds the gold he mines so beautifully on songs such as Take Home Pay one of four songs written with longtime friend and co-writer Slaid Cleaves. I'm on my way down to the pawnshop A couple hundred is all I need If I have to I'll hit the blood bank I'm bone dry but I can always bleed But there is also an air of defiance that runs through many of the songs this time around. On Fire Inside Picott growls. I got fire down inside A heart darlin' beating hard and wild In the pouring rain I will stand and testify Cause I got a fire down inside. Picott's eye for the revealing detail and sense of empathy has brought praise from music critics since his debut and those qualities, as well as a potent defiance is on full display across Out Past The Wires. Now 52 years old and nine albums into his music career Picott is more prolific than ever. The twenty-two songs were culled from a staggering number of seventy-eight. In the two years between Fortune and Out Past The Wires, Picott has also become a published poet (God In His Slippers Mezcalita Press) written a screenplay and is releasing collection of short stories, also titled Out Past The Wires, that accompanies the release of the album. Many of the characters from the songs on the album find their stories expanded and even more finely detailed in the book. For production duties Picott turned again to Neilson Hubbard (Kim Richey, Matthew Perryman Jones) who produced Picott's most recent album Fortune. The recording band consisted of Will Kimbrough/Electric Guitars (Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Rodney Crowell) Lex Price/Bass (K.D. Lang), Evan Hutchings/Drums (Brandi Carlisle) and Kris Donegan/Electric Guitars (Sara Evans). The band worked quickly in studio, relying on the instincts of world-class players and Hubbard's steady hand to guide the ambitious project. Out Past The Wires is the latest and one of the most potent pieces of work from Rod Picott since he left his hammer to rust and sharpened a new set of tools all those years ago. Picott will be touring throughout 2018 and 1019 in support of the album and book release. Tour dates can be found at www.rodpicott.com Songs like Raymond Carver short stories Houston Chronicle IAIN TILL Previously as part of Liverpool favourites The City Walls and Manchester's Sun Electric Band, and a regular on the NW acoustic scene, Iain Till self released 2 solo EPs to much acclaim. Melodic, country, folk, and pop sensibilities abound, a forthcoming release sees a return to a full band format and a sound paying homage to influences such as Big Star, Teenage Fanclub and Neil Young. For this his first visit to Davenham, expect a wry smile and irreverent banter along with finely crafted acoustic songs. Accompanied by NW based cellist Stephanie Kearley. www.iaintill.co.uk @tilly15773 https://iaintill.bandcamp.com/

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Outway Songster Cohen Braithwaite-kilcoyne

on Sat, 17 Mar 2018 at London Kings Place 4:30pm

For renowned folk song collector Lucy Broadwood, 'Outway Songsters' not only sang traditional and popular songs of the era but also invented new ones themselves. Modern-day Outway Songster Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne sings his current 'favourite songs', mainly traditional with the odd Victorian popular song thrown in for good measure, as well songs he has 'invented' himself. Along with these songs come a few favourite traditional tunes of seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth-century origin. Cohen has been performing with George Sansome and Lewis Wood as Granny's Attic for many years but more recently he has also been performing solo. He draws his influences from some of the best singers around, past and present. He is also one of the most accomplished Anglo concertina and melodeon players in the country.

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Kadia

on Sat, 17 Mar 2018 at Harwell Village Hall 7:00pm

I'm pleased to introduce Kadia, the fast rising young folk trio from Dorset. They perform a galvanizing mix of quality traditional and cutting edge original folk songs. Combining cello, fingerstyle guitar, and mandolin with stunning three part harmony, they create rich and uplifting music interspersed with history and storytelling. Their live performances have built them a fearsome reputation, and have been described as "sublime" and "unforgettable". Last year, they performed on Main Stage 2 at the Cambridge Folk Festival alongside La Vent du Nord, Sam Kelly and the Lost Boys, and Wildwood Kin. This adds to an ever increasing list of respected festivals including Oxford, Priddy and Purbeck Valley Folk Festivals. Kadia have also had the opportunity to support Nancy Kerr, Jackie Oates, Jim Moray, Chris Leslie, Gilmore and Roberts, The Willows, Moulettes, Nizlopi, Miranda Sykes and Rex Preston, and Ninebarrow among many others. Since the release of their debut album, 'East of Alexandria' Kadia have massively increased their profile as a national folk trio. The album made the Telegraph Top Folk Albums of the Year and was nominated for Debut Album of the Year by Fatea Magazine. In April this year, Kadia launched The Outlandish Collection, an EP of traditional songs and tunes arranged by the group and a follow up to the award nominated debut album 'East of Alexandria'. They will be supported by Elizabeth & Jameson, who are the duo of Griff Jameson (Fred's House) and Hannah Elizabeth (Said the Maiden). Tickets £12 in advance and £14 on the door Doors at 7pm, music at 7:40pm.

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The Juke Joint Kings

on Sat, 17 Mar 2018 at Howden Working Men's Club 7:30pm

From hokum to hi-octane swing, the six piece JUKE JOINT KINGS bring you the best in electric blues from Tampa Red to B.B. King and all points in between. All local bluesicians, the JJKs supported Tom Attah and the Bad Man Clan at last year's Beverley Blues Weekender. They are:...Brian Williams (harp and vocals), Graham Hyde (guitar), Steve Lawley (drums), Sara Davidson (bass), James West  (guitar) and Chris Saunders (vocals).

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A St Patrick's Day Celebration With The Flying Toads

on Sat, 17 Mar 2018 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

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A St Patrick's Day Celebration With The Flying Toads

on Sat, 17 Mar 2018 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

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Rob Picazo

on Sat, 17 Mar 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Rob Picazo is a Rhythm & Blues singer and guitarist born in Madrid and based in the South East of the UK. He writes and performs his own material in an attempt to combine soulful vocals, relatable lyrics and bluesy melodies, all the while influenced by great Soul and Blues performers such as Sam Cooke, Ray Charles and Dan Penn. Following a two month trip through the South of the US, filming a documentary about roots music, Rob has been playing in popular venues throughout Sussex, Kent and London, and opening for great artists such as Gwyn Ashton, Brooks Williams, Julie McKee and Dom Pipkin.

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Hannah Johnson & The Broken Hearts

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- On this record Ms Johnson delves deep into her influences of old country, the blues and honky tonk music. The choice of material is imperative to Hannah, who has spent a long time studying the vocal styles of country greats such as Faron Young, George Jones & Ray Price. At a time when it is fashionably cool to be americana and dressing vintage is de rigueur, it is easy to feel tired of the cliches around the modern country scene. Much of the music coming out of Nashville today seems to be either watered down country pop, or stylistically affected Americana with chanted choruses and stomping bass drums. However, there is also reaction against these extreme ends of the industry machine and artists like Hannah Johnson are approaching their music with a refreshing honesty and commitment to the core principles of 'old' country music, celebrating the heritage and history rather than diluting it. Undoubtedly spending so much time in Austin, Texas has influenced her immensely, as the music she is making falls much more under the bracket of what Dale Watson is doing with his Ameripolitan genre than the new country from Nashville. Hannah sings classic country songs about drinking and heart ache straight from a Honky Tonk, her sultry and smokey voice taking on the likes of Patsy Cline, Skeets McDonald and Willie Nelson. But what also cannot be ignored in her voice is the strong influence from the blues, as exemplified on her cover of an old Charlie Patton number and her powerful rendition of 'Trouble In Mind'. The stand out tracks however, are her own compositions, 'Your Girlfriend Hates Me' could perhaps be seen as a modern, less aggressive take on Loretta's fist city, clearly placing relationships between women at the centre of her experience, and proving not always easy being the only girl in the band. 'Morning Cocktail' then takes her in a more soulful and reflective direction, lamenting a highly destructive lost love, the dangerous numbing qualities of alcohol, while demonstrating her vocal prowess. 'Nowhere Train' immediately hits an infectious country groove, delivering classic twangy telecaster and providing a strong catchy chorus as the album's opener. Ms Johnson's fans include Imelda May, Robert Plant and Ronnie Wood, indeed Hannah and her band provided the entertainment for Ronnie's recent 70th Birthday party. 'Shaken is a confident debut solo album from an artist who knows her musical heritage, but is no slave to it.' - Michael Hingston, ★★★★★ Country Music People, July 2017 'Qualifies as being in the best of British Country Music' - Roger Peck, British Country Music Show, July 2017 'Country AND Western that will break your heart (and mend It too!)... 36 minutes minutes of Country Heaven.' - Alan Harrison, Rocking Magpie, June 2017 'If you want to hear honest, authentic Country music as it should be sung and played , then do listen to this album. You won't regret it.' - Peter Cowley, FATEA, June 2017

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Grand St Patrick's Day Ceilidh With Top London Band Ceili Max

on Sat, 17 Mar 2018 at Etchingham Village Hall 7:00pm

Come to listen or dance at this grand Irish ceilidh on St Patrick's Day with London's top ceilidh band Ceili Max. No need to be able to dance, the band has a caller to tell us all what to do so we can enjoy the music and have fun. Etchingham Village Hall provides a great space. Tables and chairs in the hall and a bar available

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Kathryn Williams' Concert

on Sat, 17 Mar 2018 at Tandridge St Peter's Church 7:00pm

Kathryn Williams is an English Folk Singer Songwriter who has released 14 studio albums, written and arranged for a multitude of artists, and was nominated for the 2000 Mercury Music Prize.

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Kathryn Williams' Concert

on Sat, 17 Mar 2018 at Tandridge St Peter's Church 7:00pm

Kathryn Williams is an English Folk Singer Songwriter who has released 14 studio albums, written and arranged for a multitude of artists, and was nominated for the 2000 Mercury Music Prize.

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Tom Mcconville

on Sat, 17 Mar 2018 at Exeter Cygnet Theatre 7:00pm

Award winning fiddle player and singer Tom McConville is internationally renowned for his fiery, heart-stopping performances. Winner of the BBC Folk Musician of the Year in 2009, he is truly the most original fiddle player in the UK. Blending traditional music from his home town of Newcastle with Irish, American and Scottish influences, he creates a sound that has jazz, folk, bluegrass and classical influence. His live performances are a roller coaster of musical delights; fast rhythmic dance tunes through beautiful slow airs and of course great singing all presented with his inimitable sense of humour and style. Joining Tom will be English bagpipes and accordion duo David Faulkner and Steve Turner. A local due with a national and international outlook. Steve and David have been playing together for 25 years and have performed at many events and festivals across Britain and Europe.

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The Jar Family

on Sat, 17 Mar 2018 at Castle Cary Caryford Community Hall 6:45pm

Hartlepool based The Jar Family are five individual songwriters and musicians, who decided that, rather than strive for success in isolation, they would join forces to pool their talent and create their remarkable 'industrial folk' sound. In recent times, these incredible musicians have gained the reputation of being one of the best touring bands doing the rounds. Their performances are vibrant and entertaining. In fact, they are a genuine crowd pleaser. The gig on the 17th March is the second time of playing Castle Cary. An event that should not be missed. www.thejarfamily.com

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Helter Skelter With The Underscore Orkestra + Guests

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

A night of Balkan Folk, Klezmer, Hot Jazz and Swing at Jamboree with The Underscore Orkestra and guests... All the way from Portland, Oregan the travelling Underscore Orkestra play syncopated rhythms and dance vignettes of Balkan, Klezmer, Hot Jazz, Swing, Americana music and Belly Dance that puts the zing in your zinger as they evoke the currents of New Orleans Jazz, Eastern European, Greek, Turkish, Bulgarian, Roma and Klezmorim Music to Manouche Swing. Guests TBA

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The Buffalo Skinners Play Ripon Live Music

on Sat, 17 Mar 2018 at Ripon RAOS Hall (Ripon Amateur Operatic Society) 8:00pm

The Buffalo Skinners are a song writing collective based in Sheffield. Kieran Thorpe plays Fender Rhodes Keyboard, James Nicholls the Violin, Peter Seccombe the Guitar, Miles Stapleton the Drums and Robbie Thompson, Bass. Drawing influence from Folk, Rock & Roll, Blues, Soul, and many other genres; The boys paint on a broad canvas. The focal point of the band however, always being a shared passion for song writing, harmony, and the fun of a live performance. The band began life as street performers, busking their way around the UK. Eight years on sees them having taken the energy and intensity of performing on the street, and put if firmly at the centre of their live show. Their performances are upbeat and life affirming without being one dimensional, Swapping instruments and vocalists, they play an energetic, winsome set exploring the full breadth of their '60's rock, folk and blues influenced style. They seem to be having so much fun themselves that the audience can't help but do the same - For Folk's Sake Review of The Cambridge Folk Festival Their catalogue of songs reflects all aspects of life. The songs are the soundtrack to a long and ongoing adventure, so it's not surprising that the band deliver such a broad range of material so convincingly, and beautifully. "There's a maturity and complexity to the writing. Their song writing clearly matters to them, their playing is watertight and they work together as a unit." - R2 Magazine. The sense of shared adventure is absolutely at the heart of this band. The idea that individual voices can work in harmony to create something wonderful, without losing what makes them unique. Over the past eight years the boys have shared highs and lows, personal space, and an ex postal van across the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Norway and America. They've played street corners, Hollywood bars, nursing homes, Hyde Park, and just about everywhere else in between. And it's all there, documented in the story of the songs and the sweat of the live performance. Along the way they've found themselves on BBC Radio (Bob Harris, Steve Lamacq, Paul Jones, Janice Long, Cerys Matthews and Dermot O'Leary), festival stages (Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk Festival, Radio 2 live in Hyde Park, Wilderness, Camp Bestival, Deer Shed, Truck Festival, Tramlines...), and in the studio with none other than mercury prize nominated producer Colin Elliot (Richard Hawley, Kylie, Slow Club...) It's been an incredible journey for these guys so far, and it's only getting better. 2018 kicked off to a bright start for The Buffalo Skinners in the form of a support tour with the New Orleans country R&B outfit 'The Deslondes' and a selection to play at The UK Americana Music Showcase in Hackney. The Buffalo Skinners are currently writing and recording songs for their 4th album. More information can be found at www.thebuffaloskinners.com Further info Facebook page Ripon Live Music or Nick:- email riponlivemusic@gmail.com

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St Patrick's Day Celebrations

on Sat, 17 Mar 2018 at London Mycenae House 7:00pm

St Patrick's Day Party: A great night of Irish music, dance, poetry and food, 7.30-10.30. Ticket price £11 online at www.wegottickets.com or £13 on the door, ticket price includes: Irish stew and Colcannon, plus Baileys Cake.

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Sara Grey And Kieron Means (usa)

on Sun, 18 Mar 2018 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

Mother/son duo specialising in American musics ranging through old-timey, Trad. and blues. You like banjo and guitar? - you're sorted! Anecdotes and humour abound; these two are regular and welcome visitors to Bothy World HQ!

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Don Gallardo And Friends

on Sun, 18 Mar 2018 at London The Lexington 7:30pm

Don Gallardo and Friends 'Still Here tour of 2018 Don returns to the UK in support of his new acclaimed album 'Still Here' Don was raised in a small town in Northern California, where he spent years building his songwriting career on the west coast before relocating to Nashville in 2008. Now based in Nashville, Tennessee, he walks the line between folk, Americana and roots-rock, mining the influence of classic 1970s singer-songwriters while creating a sound that nods to the past while still pushing ahead toward something new. With four full-length albums, a live acoustic release, and an EP under his belt, Gallardo has earned a broad audience on both sides of the Atlantic. A road warrior who frequently tours the U.K., he's also earned high marks from outlets like Rolling Stone (who calls Gallardo a singer-songwriter that is one of country and Americana's true journeyman), AmericanaUK, and The Nashville Scene, the latter of which described his music as "country-rock with brains, charm and experimental impulses that are perfectly integrated into a familiar context." No Depression offered similar praise, calling Gallardo a "rare gem" whose work is "highly recommended to fans of great songwriters." Support from Katy Hurt

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Harri Endersby

on Sun, 18 Mar 2018 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Growing up in County Durham and its thriving folk scene, Harri Endersby's music has been heavily influenced by the region's crowd of prestigious folk singers and musicians, her lyrics being firmly rooted in the pastoral and the world of story-telling. Her new album 'Homes/Lives' presents a transition in style, beginning with acoustic, stripped-back tracks whilst gradually introducing electronic instrumentation and beats as the album progresses. This interweaving of genres has been inspired by Harri's love of Icelandic electro-folk and the likes of Ásgeir and Samaris. 'Musically brilliant storytelling song-writing at its finest is what Endersby and her group deal in.' - The Bubble Magazine

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Rodney Branigan

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Texas-raised Londoner Rodney Branigan learned to play in Austin, perform in Los Angeles, craft songs in Nashville, and put it all together in London. Artists are often described as having a unique talent; few epitomise this more than multi instrumentalist Rodney Branigan. In fact, Texan-born Rodney's talents as a musician are as plentiful as the many instruments he expertly plays side by side. He masterfully combines extraordinary multi instrumentalist skills with heartfelt lyrics and a rich soulful voice;(often compared to Jeff Buckley) The revelation of the year or even the decade (Crossroads Magazine, France) A passion for musical diversity has seen Rodney travel the world with his own, inimitable style of musicianship. Having toured his native America coast-to-coast, Rodney's desire to share his fusion of organic progressive folk with undertones of rock, flamenco, classical, bluegrass and jazz have also seen him play China as well as France, Germany and Switzerland; earning him love from new fans and respect from established musicians alike. Rodney Branigan the songwriter is a truly gifted man. Rodney Branigan the performer has to be seen to be believed. Having opened for Billy Sheehan, Jack Johnson, Francis Cabrel, G-Love, Billy Bragg, Albert Lee, Show of Hands to name a few. Rodney's talent is equalled only by his commitment to his fans and following on from his sponsored national tour with The Times Of India 2007, his ever expanding resume now includes an annual tour of India (playing not only in the Himalayas but also supporting the country's biggest rock band, Pentagram). Rodney Branigan is one of the most amazing artists you will ever see. Not simply because he is unique, but rather because he is impossibly talented (Music Connection Magazine) The personal, searching lyrics of his songwriting married with his stand-out ability as a musician have gained him recognition and appreciation from BBC Radio as well as a host of music publications including: MI Pro; Music Maker; Acoustic Guitar; Guitarist, Paris Moves, Times of India, Beijing Today, Music Week, Rolling Stone-India, Music Connections, GuitarTechniques. Leave to cross France from end to end, because this is what we call a real discovery. A contemporary musician as innovative as the Boulez was in his time (Paris Moves) Rodney has guest lectured at a number of music conservatories and universities throughout China, India, The Baltic States, UK, USA...regularly hosts workshops around the globe teaching guitar technical courses to accomplished players. In 2011 he hosted the Progressive Fingerstyle Course at the International Guitar Foundation's Festival and headlined Clonakilty International Guitar Festival, in Ireland. A multi-talented musician; a voice that delivers honest, self-penned lyrics with soul and feeling; a globally recognised performer; an inspiration to a new generation of musicians

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Hot Rock Pilgrims

on Sun, 18 Mar 2018 at Portsmouth The Square Tower 7:15pm

Steeped in American roots music tradition, deeply groovy and a huge amount of fun! Fiddle, banjo, guitar, stand-up bass and dobro - wickedly fast and high! They'll have everyone on their feet! (Maverick Magazine) Hot Rock Pilgrims are an old-time/bluegrass super-group featuring some of the most exciting young pickers in the South East of England. And when a bands biography declares that they defy genre, then it's often because they haven't taken the time to master any of them! Hot Rock Pilgrims on the other hand count among their number, bluegrass purists, the BEST Old Time fiddler outside the USA, and in Hubert Murray an Irish bluesman who's also a damn fine flat-picking guitarist! Hot Rock Pilgrims pack dance floors wherever they go, and following a rip-roaring festival season, are ready to unleash their debut album Squirrel Hunting on the world. A charming set of re-imagined traditional songs and melodies, the energy is infectious, the vibe raucous yet intricate! These boys promise to take you on a high-energy pilgrimage of Appalachian music and its descendants.! For those about to bluegrass.we salute you! Quite how the roof managed to stay put on the Barn stage at Maverick Festival, I still don't know.! (FATEA Magazine) More information at: www.squarerootspromotions.co.uk

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Leon Rosselson At Walthamstow Folk

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

One of the most powerful songwriters to emerge from the folk revival. Leon has more than 50 years of performing under his belt and the author of 17 children's books. His songs are at once moving, articulate, angry and yet catchy and sometime laugh out loud funny. One of the Greats. A limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You will still be able to pay on the night but please remember to get here early if doing so as show may sell out.. However we appreciate that some people wish to be assured of admission, if so you may book in advance here. NOTE: Although there is plenty of seating at the venue tickets do not guarantee a seat and latecomers may have to stand if venue full.

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Leon Rosselson At Walthamstow Folk

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

One of the most powerful songwriters to emerge from the folk revival. Leon has more than 50 years of performing under his belt and the author of 17 children's books. His songs are at once moving, articulate, angry and yet catchy and sometime laugh out loud funny. One of the Greats. A limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You will still be able to pay on the night but please remember to get here early if doing so as show may sell out.. However we appreciate that some people wish to be assured of admission, if so you may book in advance here. NOTE: Although there is plenty of seating at the venue tickets do not guarantee a seat and latecomers may have to stand if venue full.

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Lazy Sunday Afternoon With Mr Love & Justice And Friends

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

A chilled afternoon of live acoustic folk and roots music with Mr Love & Justice and guest performers The Orient Express and Eddie Cooke.

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Craobh Rua

on Sun, 18 Mar 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Live and direct from Ireland, Belfast's finest are regarded around the globe as true ambassadors of Celtic music. No strangers to these shores, Craobh Rua play Irish Traditional Music and Song from the heart. Impeccable musicians, they're driven by the exciting banjo and mandolin playing of Brian Connolly, weaving guitar, uillean pipes, fiddle, whistles and banjo with passionate vocals from Jim Rainey. Together they mix jigs, reels and polkas with tender and rousing allads and airs. It promises to be another compelling night from this exciting acoustic four-piece. Aa refreshing run at some of the greatest music in the world.

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Chris Cleverley

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

At times we see artists who stand out as having crafted a unique place for themselves within the genre. Chris Cleverley has emerged as a writer, performer and character who defies comparison, delivering a unique re-sculpting of 21st Century folk music. Described as 'Impressive' by The Telegraph, Chris is a true enigma of the UK Folk Scene; at times mysterious and gentle, at others candid and revealing. With soothing delicacy and ferocious vigour in equal measures, Chris is a performer of great dynamics and pronounced contrasts. Chris has crafted a reputation as a songwriter of singular ability with original and traditional material that has resonated deeply with audiences across the UK. His unique brand of contemporary folk contrasts calming, pastoral influences of a childhood spent roaming the foothills of the Brecon Beacons and Cornish coastlines, with the anxious frenzy of an urban mind shaped by 29 years in the UK's bustling second city. With guitar playing ancestry pulsing through his veins, Chris is fast gaining the accolade of being among the most masterful players on the scene. Continuing the legacy of his heroes such as Nic Jones and John Renbourn, the essence of the folk revival abounds in his memorable music. Odette Michell appeared at a recent Singers Night and impressed us enough to gain a support slot. Born in Yorkshire to Irish musicians, and raised in Cambridge, she was destined to play folk music. In March she celebrates the launch of a new EP.

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Chris Cleverley

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

At times we see artists who stand out as having crafted a unique place for themselves within the genre. Chris Cleverley has emerged as a writer, performer and character who defies comparison, delivering a unique re-sculpting of 21st Century folk music. Described as 'Impressive' by The Telegraph, Chris is a true enigma of the UK Folk Scene; at times mysterious and gentle, at others candid and revealing. With soothing delicacy and ferocious vigour in equal measures, Chris is a performer of great dynamics and pronounced contrasts. Chris has crafted a reputation as a songwriter of singular ability with original and traditional material that has resonated deeply with audiences across the UK. His unique brand of contemporary folk contrasts calming, pastoral influences of a childhood spent roaming the foothills of the Brecon Beacons and Cornish coastlines, with the anxious frenzy of an urban mind shaped by 29 years in the UK's bustling second city. With guitar playing ancestry pulsing through his veins, Chris is fast gaining the accolade of being among the most masterful players on the scene. Continuing the legacy of his heroes such as Nic Jones and John Renbourn, the essence of the folk revival abounds in his memorable music. Odette Michell appeared at a recent Singers Night and impressed us enough to gain a support slot. Born in Yorkshire to Irish musicians, and raised in Cambridge, she was destined to play folk music. In March she celebrates the launch of a new EP.

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Tom Mcconville

on Sun, 18 Mar 2018 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:00pm

Award winning fiddle player and singer Tom McConville is internationally renowned for his fiery, heart-stopping performances. Winner of the BBC Folk Musician of the Year in 2009, he is truly the most original fiddle player in the UK. Blending traditional music from his home town of Newcastle with Irish, American and Scottish influences, he creates a sound that has jazz, folk, bluegrass and classical influence. His live performances are a roller coaster of musical delights; fast rhythmic dance tunes through beautiful slow airs and of course great singing all presented with his inimitable sense of humour and style. He has recorded with and appeared alongside Stephane Grappelli, Barbara Dickson, Lindsifarne, Richard Thompson and many others on well over a hundred albums - and continues to be in huge demand. Seth Lakeman and Kate Rusby count him as a huge influence. Indeed, it was Seth who presented Tom with his Musician of the Year award. Having played all the major UK festivals and concert halls. Tom has no intention of slowing down. Always keen to put his music in front of anyone, anytime. Audiences are always happy to listen and come away with the tunes in their heads, singing the choruses, and with the memory of an unforgettable show.

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Tannara

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ----------------------------------------------------- Converging from across the country, Tannara are entangled in Scotland's rich web of traditions. They play contemporary Scottish folk music: Considered, complex, arrangements that surround original tunes, modern tunes tunes and traditional ballads. Collective experience makes their musical approach unique. Despite their material's modernity, it's hardwired in spirit to the tradition of which their music is a continuation.

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Craobh Rua

on Mon, 19 Mar 2018 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Craobh Rua

on Mon, 19 Mar 2018 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Siobhan Miller

on Mon, 19 Mar 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

One of the foremost traditional singers in Scotland, Siobhan Miller is an exceptional talent. Her soulful and stirring renewal of traditional song has won her the title of Scots Singer of the Year an unprecedented three times at the Scots Trad Music Awards, whilst her two albums have also received widespread critical acclaim. Both Flight of Time (2015) and her most recent release, Strata (2017), were nominated for Album of the Year at the 'Trads, highlighting her extensive range through traditional, contemporary and self-penned material, as well as her delicate, nourishing vocals and lyrically rich compositions (The List). Her unique vocal style has been honed through collaborations and studies with many of Scotland's top musicians and traditional bearers, leading to extensive tours fronting her own band, as well as guest appearances with the National Theatre of Scotland, a season on Broadway in New York, and on US/UK TV drama Outlander.

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Urban Folk Quartet

on Mon, 19 Mar 2018 at Chesham Folk Club 8:15pm

In an age where the word folk encompasses everything from acoustic pop to hardcore traditional music, the use of such labels to distinguish one musical experience from another has arguably been stretched farther than ever. The Urban Folk Quartet's distinguishing features have much less to do with the traditional idea of genre. Yes, this is fiddle-led music that draws heavily from celtic dance forms and traditional song but from there on in it is unlike any folk band you have ever heard. Just as English country dance unassumingly met with big band jazz musicianship in the mid 20th century, The UFQ's approach to the folk ethos is to embrace any and every influence that genuinely makes sense of their time and place and makes sense in their music. From funk grooves to middle-eastern melodies, afrobeat to north Indian rhythms. A sizzling hot ensemble who fuse folk with elements of dub, house and rock with an ease that shouldn't naturally follow that list of genres. Built on the rhythms of a cajón-wielding percussionist and oud-playing bassist, the phenomenal fiddlers led the quartet in one of the tightest line-ups I have ever seen. - Olivia Haughton, Songlines

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Rod Picott

on Tue, 20 Mar 2018 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

Back in Leicester for the first time in five years, singer-songwriter Rod Picott ("mesmerising" - Rolling Stone, "seriously gifted" - No Depression) will have his new album, Out Past The Wires, available to coincide with this tour. One of the most talented Americana singer-songwriters out there, his raw, gritty and honest tales have been captivating audiences for almost two decades. Not to be missed.

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Jane Siberry

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- JANE SIBERRY presents... The Something About Siberry Series. A rare performance series by a highly interesting artist. Jane Siberry is a pure, prolific, Canadian singer-songwriter, composer, musician, record producer, poet and painter. She is renowned for her hauntingly beautiful music that has included such songs as 'Calling All Angels', 'Love Is Everything' and 'The Valley' (both recorded by k.d. lang), 'It Can't Rain All The Time' (from 'The Crow' soundtrack), 'Mimi On The Beach', 'Everything Reminds Me Of My Dog', 'One More Colour', 'Bound By The Beauty' Her most recent release (of fifteen) ANGELS BEND CLOSER has shown up on 'Best Albums' lists and the single 'Positively Beautiful' was named by the Independent Music Network as 'Best Song of 2017'. Jane is currently in the UK walking the hills with her dog, Gwyllym, and using this quiet time to focus on songwriting. Her 3 week series in March at the Green Note will be a 'NEW SONG SHOWCASE' and will also include past favourites. She will be inviting a local artist each week to talk through an 'in-progress' song and to be interviewed about songwriting by the ever-curious Siberry. Weds 7th March Weds 14th March Tues 20th March http://janesiberry.com/

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Edwina Hayes

on Tue, 20 Mar 2018 at Halstead Village Hall (Kent) 7:00pm

Tuesday 20th March 2018 Halstead (KENT) Village Hall Sevenoaks KENT TN14 7EX

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Rod Picott

on Wed, 21 Mar 2018 at Biddulph Arms 7:30pm

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The Young'uns Present: The Ballad Of Johnny Longstaff

on Wed, 21 Mar 2018 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Twice BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners the Young'uns present a timely tale of a boy who walked out of poverty, a teenager who stood up to racism, a soldier who fought fascism and an old man who inspired a new generation. From the shadow of the Teesside shipyards, to the banks of the Thames. From Cable Street to the Spanish Civil War. Johnny Longstaff bore witness to some of the most defining moments of the early 20th century. Before he died, he recorded his story in words which were harrowing, hilarious, poignant, proud and ultimately uplifting. With their trademark harmony and humour the Teesside trio present an urgent suite of songs interwoven with Johnny's own voice and rare images to tell an amazing story. The harmonies are glorious, the wit is waspish. The songs are powerful, the banter is relentless and the audience is happy. What's not to like? ★★★★★ The Guardian Exceptional songwriting - an album to match their formidable live reputation ★★★★ MOJO Joyous folk music sung with stirring urgency and when the humour crackles these songs skyrocket ★★★★ The Guardian This Teesside trio have captured hearts- and awards - with a magic combination of lusty singing, memorable tunes and heart-on-sleeve songwriting. They are modern day troubadours of working people it's a role they play with absolute commitment and huge skill ★★★★ Songlines This collection surely marks Sean Cooney's arrival as one of the very best songwriters of the modern day - you can't imagine a Best Original Song award list that doesn't include Be The Man or Dark Water - fRoots Hugely captivating a brilliant folk act Stuart Maconie BBC 6 Music They are truly beloved on the folk scene. The whole album is moving and topical Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radios 2 & 6 www.theyounguns.co.uk

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Chris Difford & Boo Hewerdine

on Wed, 21 Mar 2018 at Oxford St John the Evangelist Church 7:30pm

Chris Difford is a rare breed. As a member of one of London's best-loved bands, the Squeeze co-founder has made a lasting contribution to English music with hits such as 'Cool For Cats', 'Up The Junction', 'Labelled With Love', 'Hourglass' and 'Tempted'. Despite the fact that Chris has helped soundtrack so many fans' lives since his first release in 1977, the passion for innovation and love of playing still drives him to carry on writing rather than sit back and admire his handiwork. Chris recently celebrated his 60th birthday and for 41 of those years he has been writing with Glenn Tilbrook, very much the Odd Couple. Chris and Glenn wrote a new Squeeze album based on the life of Danny Baker, it was the soundtrack for a BBC2 production called 'Cradle To Grave' staring Peter Kay. All original music, it became the first Squeeze record in 15 years. 'From The Cradle To The Grave' was a very exciting project for all concerned and it was so good to be back in the charts and on the radio again. Over the course of a 13 album career with Squeeze, it was clear from the very beginning that Chris Difford has few peers when it comes to smart, pithy lyricism. His 'kitchen sink-drama' style has drawn plaudits from fans on both sides of the Atlantic, while his influence is keenly felt today. The likes of Lily Allen and Mark Ronson, Kasabian, Razorlight and The Feeling have all recognised the debt they owe to Squeeze's music and to Difford's way with words, while journalists were moved by his winning combination with Glenn Tilbrook to dub the pair 'The New Lennon and McCartney'. Chris first learned to stand on his own when he wrote the lyrics for the fictional band Strange Fruit in the 1998 British comedy film 'Still Crazy', for which he won his first Ivor Novello award. Since then he has written and contributed lyrics for the likes of Elton John, Wet Wet Wet, Jools Holland, Paul Carrack, Lisa Stansfield and Bryan Ferry. 'Chris To The Mill' a box set of his 3 studio albums came out in March 2017 on Edsel Records. Available also on Amazon. His forth studio album follows sometime in the summer, written with Boo Hewerdine it's called 'Not Only But Also' and is a collection of songs written in their spare time over the last three years. It's coming out on Boo's own label. As if that is not enough, Chris has a book released this August by Orion Books, an autobiography called 'Some Fantastic Place', he will tour the book in 2018 around all the good bookshops and small theatres of England. We all at times look back at our past to a specific event such as a new relationship, or the starting point of our career and cherish those memories. How though do we view those times? Acclaimed Ivor Novello Award nominated English singer-songwriter Boo Hewerdine's new album Swimming in Mercury (Reveal Records April 28th 2017) gives us a personal insight as he takes us on that journey back in time. It's a trip furnished with a glisten and a glint in his eye as he applies style and shapes to his autobiographical memories. Hewerdine revisits and recreates music in a manner that, put simply, a band starting out just couldn't afford. In his own words The new album was recorded in the spirit of the first four track recording I ever did but instead of a chunky cassette deck we were able to use Chris Pepper's Cambridge studio. It was an incredibly enjoyable and creative way to work. Often I would write a song in the morning and by the end of the day we would have another track done. As a recording artist, Boo's first tentative steps came with the band, The Great Divide before the formation of his much-loved eighties group The Bible and a career that subsequently bloomed such that he is now in constant demand as a musician, songwriter, producer, teacher and live concert performer. Brit Award winning, former Fairground Attraction singer (and Scottish national treasure) Eddi Reader (MBE) is the perhaps the artist Boo Hewerdine is most regularly associated with, as a songwriter, musician and producer. Together they enjoyed international success with the (Hewerdine written) hit single Patience of Angels in 1995 and Boo also produced Reader's Sings the Songs of Robert Burns in 2003, an album now viewed as a folk classic. Another great songwriter to call upon Boo Hewerdine is Chris Difford of Squeeze. Difford and Hewerdine's latest project, 2016's Fancy Pants involved co-writing and producing more than thirty songs, initially for a theatre show and accompanying soundtrack. Soundtracks have been a feature of Boo's songwriting and production canon, since his 1997 work for the films 24 7 and Fever Pitch. It is expected some of the Fancy Pants songs will find their way onto a new Chris Difford studio album in the future, several of their demos surfaced early in 2017 on the Edel Records released, Chris Difford 5-disc box set Chris To the Mill. All through Boo's career of performing, of writing material for major artists such as Sia, K.D Lang, Kris Drever (Lau), Duke Special, David McAlmont, and Eddi Reader, being produced by Steve Earle or touring with Richard Thompson to name but a few, it is perhaps going right back to his childhood that gives us the best clues as to his motivation.

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Johnny Coppin & Mike Silver

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

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Rebetiko Carnival Presents... Tribute To Toundas

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Near East Collective explores and performs rebetika and traditional music of Asia Minor, Istanbul, the Balkans and the Aegean Sea. Through collaboration with other musicians of similar interests they enrich their performance. Panagiotis Toundas was the most prominent musical produce of the 'Smyrna School'. Born in Smyrna in 1886, he travelled across the world playing music for the Greek communities and settled in Athens with the 1922 population exchange. In 1924 he becomes musical director for ODEON label with HIS MASTER'S VOICE following in 1931. Toundas has over 220 songs under his name with dozens of timeless rembetiko hits. He defined the early rembetiko sound of santuroviolia and featured great singers like Roza Eskenazi, Rita Abadji and Stelios Perpiniadis and Kostas Roukounas. Panos Toundas shaped Greek music of the past century and his compositions and arrangements are complex, yet deeply expressive. The dynamism and musicality of his works is still felt today and firmly positions rebetiko within the modal oriental musical systems. In his last years leading to WWII, he adapted his music to more western styles, however his music always retained a smyrniotiko (from Smyrna) feel. The Near East Collective is delighted to be revisiting his musical works, as they are profoundly influential. Toundas' original arrangements would be faithfully reproduced with the Collective bringing the sensuality of Ottoman Smyrna and the dark soul of interwar Piraeus to modern day London through his songs. Dunja Botic - vocals Michael Iskas - violin Kostas Glynos - kanun George Maglaras - lute, oud, lavta Nicki Maher - clarinet Gizem Altinordu - percussions Philippos Demetriou - percussions Sass Hoory - percussions

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Rebetiko Carnival Presents... Tribute To Toundas

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Near East Collective explores and performs rebetika and traditional music of Asia Minor, Istanbul, the Balkans and the Aegean Sea. Through collaboration with other musicians of similar interests they enrich their performance. Panagiotis Toundas was the most prominent musical produce of the 'Smyrna School'. Born in Smyrna in 1886, he travelled across the world playing music for the Greek communities and settled in Athens with the 1922 population exchange. In 1924 he becomes musical director for ODEON label with HIS MASTER'S VOICE following in 1931. Toundas has over 220 songs under his name with dozens of timeless rembetiko hits. He defined the early rembetiko sound of santuroviolia and featured great singers like Roza Eskenazi, Rita Abadji and Stelios Perpiniadis and Kostas Roukounas. Panos Toundas shaped Greek music of the past century and his compositions and arrangements are complex, yet deeply expressive. The dynamism and musicality of his works is still felt today and firmly positions rebetiko within the modal oriental musical systems. In his last years leading to WWII, he adapted his music to more western styles, however his music always retained a smyrniotiko (from Smyrna) feel. The Near East Collective is delighted to be revisiting his musical works, as they are profoundly influential. Toundas' original arrangements would be faithfully reproduced with the Collective bringing the sensuality of Ottoman Smyrna and the dark soul of interwar Piraeus to modern day London through his songs. Dunja Botic - vocals Michael Iskas - violin Kostas Glynos - kanun George Maglaras - lute, oud, lavta Nicki Maher - clarinet Gizem Altinordu - percussions Philippos Demetriou - percussions Sass Hoory - percussions

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Liam Ward + Benjamin Bassford

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Two young stars of the British blues scene combine for an evening of classic and original roots music. Singer-songwriter Benjamin Bassford is a dynamic and versatile artist whose retertoire spans Blues, Roots, Folk and Country. While tipping his hat to the greats, Benjamin brings his own cards to the table to create a unique and innovative style. Liam Ward is one of the UK's most respected harmonica players. He is a winner of the National Harmonica League Player of the Year, and fronts his own band, The Liam Ward Band, as well as playing with the Rumblestrutters and The Jake Leg Jug Band among others. 'Benjamin has certainly put himself up there with the best' - Blues Matters Magazine 'Liam Ward is a great harmonica player!' - Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2

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New Roots: The Bara Bara Band/ Hickory Signals/ Cunning Folk

on Wed, 21 Mar 2018 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Based in South London and Bristol, The Bara Bara Band are a quartet that employ the traditional trio of banjo, guitar and fiddle, supported by cajon/drums & percussion. Playing a mix of their own songs and traditional folk songs and tunes, their stark delivery pulls on distinctly English strands, with echoes of '60s Wyrd Folk and '70's punk informing their more traditional folk roots. They recently released their new album The Seeds Inside to favourable press acclaim. 'Stick In The Wheel are the the forefront of [the new folk] The Bara Bara Band are right up there too' Jeremy Searle, R2 Magazine Listening to this music is an exciting experience. Clear and obvious roots of tradition feed its creation, with freshness of innovation... a heady mix that moves from ethereal through accusative to darkly observational Folkwords This album... like all good traditional music, touches the air we breathe and greases the axles of our lives it rhymes with the very best of new and old English folk music Soundblab 'destined for great things' American Roots UK Brighton folk duo Hickory Signals are multi-instrumentalists Laura Ward and Adam Ronchetti. Combining Laura Ward's crystal clear, formidable folk voice with guitar, shruti, flute, glockenspiel and a variety of percussion, the band layer sounds sensitively and minimally to atmospheric effect- their music has been described as haunting, cinematic, un-rushed and detailed. Previous live show highlights include headlining 'Folk Rising' at Cecil Sharp House in 2015, support slots for Buddy Whittington, Blazin' Fiddles, Stick in the Wheel, Jinnwoo and Hattie Briggs, Club Tent stage slots at Cambridge Folk Festivals 2014, 2015 and 2016 plus a number of local festival slots. Cunning Folk sings songs about the ritual landscape of the British Isles, traditional folk songs & songs about magic. Cunning Folk is an old English term for someone who could lift a curse, heal, set a protective charm, find lost things & predict the future. A true storyteller, Cunning Folk's sophisticated, wonderfully accessible songs weave tales of Britain's myths and history, occupying the same English underground alternative folk terrain as Julian Cope, The Incredible String Band, Comus and Vashti Bunyan. Charming & mesmeric Guardian Engagingly idiosyncratic Prog Genuinely & gently joyeous Fatea Records Perfectly epitomises folk music in principle & execution Sonic Bandwagon

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Wille And The Bandits

on Thu, 22 Mar 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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O'hooley & Tidow

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

With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on 6 Music and Radio 2, five star reviews and a feature in The Guardian, the songwriting, voice and piano partnership of Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow is regarded as 'One of British folk music's mightiest combinations' (MOJO). Belinda and Heidi's boundless songwriting has been described by The Independent as 'defiant, robust, northern, poetical, political folk music for the times we live in.' From an emotionally charged song about an elephant orphanage in Nairobi, to a joyous celebration of the Leeds cycling champion Beryl Burton, they explore, consider and connect subjects and stories in a distinctive, inventive and memorable way. Having the originality and skill to invite comparison with the most celebrated harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle, 6 Music's Tom Robinson says 'They sing together in the way families do. Normally, you only get that closeness in the voices with family bands like The Coppers or The Watersons.' A MOJO MAGAZINE TOP 10 FOLK ALBUM BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 'Best Duo' Nominees 2017 'England's answer to the McGarrigles.' * * * * * The Guardian 'Brave, beautiful and full of love.' Martin Simpson 'Insightful, determinedly left-field angles on the human experience.' * * * * MOJO Folk Album of the Month 'Have Belinda and Heidi done it again? Certainly.' * * * * * R2 'Dense, complex, beautifully performed.' * * * * Songlines

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Finn Collinson Plus Clarke Camilleri

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

Our annual "New Roots" double bill of young performers. From East Anglia, Finn Collinson (pictured) has the recorder as his main instrument but he also plays mandolin, cello, bouzouki and guitar and has shared stages with acts such as Bellowhead and The Young'uns. Clarke Camilleri hails from Nottingham and is a singer-guitarist with a growing interest in playing traditional folk songs alongside original numbers.

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Finn Collinson Plus Clarke Camilleri

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

Our annual "New Roots" double bill of young performers. From East Anglia, Finn Collinson (pictured) has the recorder as his main instrument but he also plays mandolin, cello, bouzouki and guitar and has shared stages with acts such as Bellowhead and The Young'uns. Clarke Camilleri hails from Nottingham and is a singer-guitarist with a growing interest in playing traditional folk songs alongside original numbers.

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Aly Bain And Phil Cunningham

on Thu, 22 Mar 2018 at London Kings Place 8:00pm

Having toured together since 1986 to packed concert halls all over the world, Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham continue to charm audiences with their stunning music, and on-stage charisma that defies description. Witty and humorous banter sits alongside tunes that tug the heartstrings, and joyous reels and melodies that have feet tapping along at their ever-popular concerts. The pair have recorded many highly acclaimed albums in their thirty years together including two Best of collections. Aly and Phil have won numerous awards including the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 'Best Duo Award' and have been nominated in the Scottish Traditional Music Awards for 'Live Act of the Year.'

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Martin Carthy

on Thu, 22 Mar 2018 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

MrWishyWashy presents Launderette Sessions Fancy staying over somewhere in Durham that's a little quirky? https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/19425847 http://www.oldcinemalaunderette.uk/retro-gig-venue https://www.facebook.com/LaunderetteSessions/ https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g190832-d6612072-Reviews-Old_Cinema_Launderette-Durham_County_Durham_England.html https://mobile.twitter.com/LaunderetteSess https://www.instagram.com/launderette_sessions/ Old Cinema Launderette is a mix of standing and seating. If you wish to be seated it is best to arrive early. Doors open at 7pm. If you have any special needs please advise us by email to mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com and we will do our very best to accommodate these. The launderette is wheelchair friendly as is our beautiful toilet. All timings are approximate but generally:- Doors - 19.00 Support 19.50 Headline 20.30 Please check Old Cinema Launderette Facebook page for more up to date information. Old Cinema Launderette & bar serves craft beers on draught and a small but perfectly formed gin menu. We also serves OCC Coffee and Yorkshire Tea. We have a selection of fruit Teas and posh soft drinks.

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The Local Presents Lasse Matthiessen Plus Mathilda Homer

on Thu, 22 Mar 2018 at London Paper Dress Vintage 7:30pm

It is the deeply honest, elevated and bittersweet symphonies that the Danish musician Lasse Matthiessen profoundly and delicately interprets in his powerful and insistent style, with a not rare explosion of expression. A variability with a sense for the essential which is re-emphasised again and again. Whereas the previous album, Wildfires, evokes memories of cinematic rock with a twist of chamber and folk music, the coming album, to be released in the spring of 2017, holds a way more noisy, poppy and expressive sound. Matthiessen ventures into new terrain. Seemingly effortlessly, he makes the jump from a minimalist singer/songwriter style to leading a band which demands big instrumental orchestrations. What showed its beginnings in Wildfires is now completed to perfection. At the very latest, when the fresh tones of the piano cover the voluminous sound structures like slowly dwindling glitter, the listener realizes that something new and bigger is being uncompromisngly pursued. In 2017, Lasse Matthiessen will continue touring with his live show. In addition to concerts in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Scandinavia, he will perform in countries like Poland and the Czech Republic, where he has already toured extensively, as well as North America. Whether with full band, as the duo or solo act, Lasse Matthiessen is sincere, authentic and moving. What counts for him is the interaction with his audience after all, he writes music to share and tell stories. Support comes from Mathilda Homer Mathilda Homer is an up-and-coming contemporary folk artist from London. Mathilda's sound blends eclectic influences with bittersweet melodies and revealing lyrics that leave no stone unturned. Listeners are drawn into Mathilda's vivid stories that have already allowed the young songstress to become established within the London Songwriting community, with her recently writing music for the film 'Hampstead'. https://soundcloud.com/user-219411716/kissing-games https://soundcloud.com/user-219411716/pages-vs-words

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Picapica

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ------------------------------------------------------ New Roots presents... PICA PICA Recent Rough Trade records signings PicaPica features the vocal interplay of Josienne Clarke (BBC Folk Award Winner 2015/ Nominee 2017) and Samantha Whates, dual front women who create powerful harmonies atop layers of texture created by Adam Beattie & Sonny Johns (Grammy nominee/ Mercury Prize nominee/ MOBO nominee), a tiding of magpies picking shiny moments of tone and timbre from 60s west coast, sunshine pop and indie folk. Josienne and Samantha met on the London acoustic music scene several years ago and immediately shared a love of singing and writing. They have been unofficially collaborating for years, and PicaPica is now the fully-realised, perfectly formed four-piece expression of their superb sound together. --------------------------------------------- New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk scene. It's committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves - for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible. Website: www.newrootsevents.com New Roots Radio: https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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Sam Carter

on Thu, 22 Mar 2018 at London The Old Queen's Head 7:30pm

A joint promotion with New Roots Since being named Best Newcomer at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Sam Carter has been stirring audiences from Camden to Canada, via an attention grabbing appearance on Later... with Jools Holland and a dreams­really­do­come­true performance in a specially assembled band to back Richard Thompson at Shrewsbury Folk Festival. Since the release of his last solo album The No Testament Sam has toured the world, equally happy to perform on his own, with a band or to collaborate with other artists including a trip to Pakistan to work with revered South Asian classical musicians Sajid Hussain and Haroon Samuel; an appearance on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show playing songs co­written with Zimbabwean musician and former refugee Lucky Moyo; and closer to home as part of the all­star tribute tour The Lady: A Homage To Sandy Denny. In 2014 Sam teamed with Jim Moray to form False Lights, a band with the stated aim of updating the template of folk rock and making a joyful racket. Their 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominated album S alvor, released the following year, was praised from all corners ­ proving that people really were ready for traditional English songs played in a style that owed as much to Radiohead as it did to Fairport Convention.

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Kenilworth Ceilidh With Galopede

on Thu, 22 Mar 2018 at Kenilworth St John's Church 7:00pm

Join us for a fun ceilidh for all. No experience needed. 7-9.30pm

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Kenilworth Ceilidh With Galopede

on Thu, 22 Mar 2018 at Kenilworth St John's Church 7:00pm

Join us for a fun ceilidh for all. No experience needed. 7-9.30pm

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John Goldie - Virtuoso Guitarist

on Thu, 22 Mar 2018 at Campbeltown Ceol 7:00pm

John is a world class acoustic guitarist, incorporating a wide range of influences including, jazz, blues, Celtic and funk. John entertained the audience at Ceol Campbeltown back in September 2013 and this is a welcome overdue return.

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Lach

on Thu, 22 Mar 2018 at Sheffield The Dorothy Pax 7:30pm

ANTI-FOLK LEGEND AND BROADCASTER

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The Jar Family

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

Hartlepool based The Jar Family are five individual songwriters and musicians, who decided that, rather than strive for success in isolation, they would join forces to pool their talent and create their 'industrial folk' sound. The Jar Family have mesmerised, entertained, thrilled and conscripted punters at more than 400 gigs including approximately 75 festival performances. Their fanbase is notoriously loud, thirsty, loyal and very large. This six piece are a superb option for festival crowds all over the UK and Europe as they have the knack of being able to win over a crowd quickly and they are extremely entertaining to watch. Imagine, if you can, Steam Punk infused Bob Dylan wrestling The Pogues with Bez in a top-hat. Intrigued?! You should be... They are one of those rare and wonderful acts that quickly galvanises a crowd and brings a real sense of old fashioned showmanship to the stage. They are a truly exceptional live act. The Jar Family have got so big in the North East they also host their own festival 'We Are Family'. The festival celebrates and showcases some of the finest talent in the North East, whilst regenerating cultural and economic interest in the region. The concept was derived, curated and produced by the band and their management team. The event in September 2015 featured exciting performances by some of the greatest musicians from the area, over 15 artists in total. It was hosted at Jacksons Landing, a council owned 5,000 capacity venue at Hartlepool Marina which has been disused for over a decade. Working alongside regional organisations including Camerons Brewery, Tees Music Alliance, Gentoo, and Metro TFM radio The Jar Family delivered a vibrant and innovative festival to the people of the North East and galvanised the area with an accessible music event of distinction. http://thejarfamily.com/

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Martin Stephenson

on Fri, 23 Mar 2018 at Colchester The Nottage Institute 7:30pm

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Elles Bailey

on Fri, 23 Mar 2018 at Reading Face Bar 7:30pm

Crazy Cowboy Live Events

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Tannara

on Fri, 23 Mar 2018 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Tannara (nominated for 'Up and Coming Act of the Year' at the Scots Trad Awards in 2016) play contemporary Scottish folk music - lots of great tunes guaranteed and beautiful vocals. On fiddle, harp, guitar, accordion and vocals, Tannara play with a raw energy that brings booming sets of tunes and songs together with moments of knot-in-stomach beauty. It's four big personalities bouncing off each other to create big sounds. A quartet comprising fiddle, guitar, harp and accordion, they've developed their own group identity, playing smart, imaginative arrangements with verve (The Herald). One of Scotland's Brightest Up and Coming Bands (Stonehaven Folk Festival). Folkwords on their 2016 debut: One of those rare debut albums that taxes belief. I think it highly unlikely that one could listen to 'Trig' and remain unmoved, either by the vibrancy of the tunes or the pull of the ballads. Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start

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Tannara

on Fri, 23 Mar 2018 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Tannara (nominated for 'Up and Coming Act of the Year' at the Scots Trad Awards in 2016) play contemporary Scottish folk music - lots of great tunes guaranteed and beautiful vocals. On fiddle, harp, guitar, accordion and vocals, Tannara play with a raw energy that brings booming sets of tunes and songs together with moments of knot-in-stomach beauty. It's four big personalities bouncing off each other to create big sounds. A quartet comprising fiddle, guitar, harp and accordion, they've developed their own group identity, playing smart, imaginative arrangements with verve (The Herald). One of Scotland's Brightest Up and Coming Bands (Stonehaven Folk Festival). Folkwords on their 2016 debut: One of those rare debut albums that taxes belief. I think it highly unlikely that one could listen to 'Trig' and remain unmoved, either by the vibrancy of the tunes or the pull of the ballads. Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start

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Martin Turner Ex Wishbone Ash

on Fri, 23 Mar 2018 at Kidlington Football Club 6:30pm

the legendary martin turner founding member of wishbone ash will be playing all his original songs and new ones from his new album, WRITTEN IN THE STARS

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Leon Rosselson

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

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from Leon Rosselson, plus a set from each of the support acts. * Concessionary tickets are for the unwaged (ie no paid employment) - proof required at the door on the night. Please note that we have an allocation of ten concessionary online tickets for each of our concerts - first come first served! * Tickets on the door (where still available) will be priced at £11/9 * Mix of row seats and standing room. * Seats are not reserved, and a ticket may not always guarantee a seat, although there will be standing room. IF HAVING A SEAT IS ESSENTIAL TO YOU, PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ARE THERE WHEN THE DOOR OPENS AT 7PM, AS THE ROOM FILLS UP QUICKLY FOR POPULAR CONCERTS. We will not be able to bring in extra seats. If you are not able to be there at 7pm, please contact us prior to the day of the event and we will do our best to help. * Yummy food and real ale available! Please note that you will not be able to eat in the ballroom where the concert is held, although once the doors open you may reserve a seat in the ballroom and then eat elsewhere. If you wish to eat, please ensure that you arrive in plenty of time to order and eat your food. * For more information or to contact the Goose please see our website www.thegooseisout.com

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Leon Rosselson

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

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from Leon Rosselson, plus a set from each of the support acts. * Concessionary tickets are for the unwaged (ie no paid employment) - proof required at the door on the night. Please note that we have an allocation of ten concessionary online tickets for each of our concerts - first come first served! * Tickets on the door (where still available) will be priced at £11/9 * Mix of row seats and standing room. * Seats are not reserved, and a ticket may not always guarantee a seat, although there will be standing room. IF HAVING A SEAT IS ESSENTIAL TO YOU, PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ARE THERE WHEN THE DOOR OPENS AT 7PM, AS THE ROOM FILLS UP QUICKLY FOR POPULAR CONCERTS. We will not be able to bring in extra seats. If you are not able to be there at 7pm, please contact us prior to the day of the event and we will do our best to help. * Yummy food and real ale available! Please note that you will not be able to eat in the ballroom where the concert is held, although once the doors open you may reserve a seat in the ballroom and then eat elsewhere. If you wish to eat, please ensure that you arrive in plenty of time to order and eat your food. * For more information or to contact the Goose please see our website www.thegooseisout.com

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Hicks And Goulbourn

on Fri, 23 Mar 2018 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

The stunning guitar playing of Steve Hicks is superbly matched by Lynn's sweet singing voice and supporting guitar playing. A wide repertoire of folky roots music, plus some ragtime, classical and self penned songs and tunes, makes for a varied selection of superb music. Supported by No Direction, a local four part harmony acapella group. Legion open from 7pm. Concert doors 7.45pm Concert starts 8.15pm.

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Forest Folk And Roots Present The Hardy Band

on Fri, 23 Mar 2018 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

Formed in 2015, The Hardy Band are a six piece folk-americana band from Leicester - having influences from many genres of music, they have found themselves creating a fresh blend of melodic, foot stomping, country-pop. Their sound combines the melodic guile of the folk romantics, the savage twang of the west coast hepcats and the joyous stomp of an Americana tinged barnburner, Over the three years of being together, The Hardy Band has released two EPs, The Hardy Band and Son of the Rising Dog. They've had many radio plays, most notably on BBC Introducing and they've performed on many stages small and big, including headline slots at Country 2 Country and YNOT Festival. Their influences shine through in their music from the best of Americana The Decemberists, Okkervil River, and Iron and Wine to their deep love of the giants of American folk rock, from Dylan to CSN&Y and Emmylou Harris to Pete Seeger. Melodic, Romantic, Lustful, Exuberant, Daring and Gritty - they are like the Everly's on steroids at a country-punk hoedown. You can find out more at their facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/pg/thehardyband

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Forest Folk And Roots Present The Hardy Band

on Fri, 23 Mar 2018 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

Formed in 2015, The Hardy Band are a six piece folk-americana band from Leicester - having influences from many genres of music, they have found themselves creating a fresh blend of melodic, foot stomping, country-pop. Their sound combines the melodic guile of the folk romantics, the savage twang of the west coast hepcats and the joyous stomp of an Americana tinged barnburner, Over the three years of being together, The Hardy Band has released two EPs, The Hardy Band and Son of the Rising Dog. They've had many radio plays, most notably on BBC Introducing and they've performed on many stages small and big, including headline slots at Country 2 Country and YNOT Festival. Their influences shine through in their music from the best of Americana The Decemberists, Okkervil River, and Iron and Wine to their deep love of the giants of American folk rock, from Dylan to CSN&Y and Emmylou Harris to Pete Seeger. Melodic, Romantic, Lustful, Exuberant, Daring and Gritty - they are like the Everly's on steroids at a country-punk hoedown. You can find out more at their facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/pg/thehardyband

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The Young 'uns Present The Ballad Of Johnny Longstaff

on Fri, 23 Mar 2018 at Maldon Town Hall 8:00pm

Twice BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners, The Young'uns present a timely tale of a boy who walked out of poverty, a teenager who stood up to racism, a soldier who fought fascism and an old man who inspired a new generation. From the shadow of the Teeside shipyards, to the banks of the Thames, from Cable Street to the Spanish Civil War, Johnny Longstaff bore witness to some of the most defining moments of the early 20th Century. Before he died, he recorded his story in words which were harrowing, hilarious, poignant, proud and ultimately uplifting. With their trademark harmony and humour, the Teeside trio present an urgent suite of songs interwoven with Johnny's own voice and rare image to tell an amazing story. Joyous folk music sung with stirring urgency and when the humour crackles these songs skyrocket **** The Guardian Hugely captivating a brilliant folk act Stuart Marconie BBC 6 Music They are truly beloved on the folk scene. The whole album is moving and topical Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radios 2 & 6

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Cosgrave And Banks

on Fri, 23 Mar 2018 at Starcross St Paul's Church 7:00pm

Magical evening of musical entertainment. St Paul's welcomes back Cosgrave and Banks, their wide and wonderful musical talent. Always a very enjoyable evening

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Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham

on Fri, 23 Mar 2018 at Emsworth Baptist Church 7:30pm

Doors 7.30pm, onstage 8pm, unreserved seating. Soft drinks bar. Free car parking at rear from 6pm.

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Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham

on Fri, 23 Mar 2018 at Emsworth Baptist Church 7:30pm

Doors 7.30pm, onstage 8pm, unreserved seating. Soft drinks bar. Free car parking at rear from 6pm.

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Clark & Zuppardi

on Fri, 23 Mar 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues, Jazz, Old-time... Nic Zuppardi and Adam Clark join forces as Clark & Zuppardi, blending original compositions infused with a passion for foot-stomping bluegrass and old time music with traditional songs and tunes. Both seasoned instrumentalists in their own right, the duo have developed their own unique sound with clawhammer banjo, tenor guitar, mandolin and guitar. Nic regularly performs with BBC-folk award nominee Dan Walsh, and is a third of the Georgia Shackleton Trio. Adam is also one half of Nobodaddy, and has worked with a huge range of artists from Mobo award-winner Zara McFarlane to West African 'Griot' Sefo Kanuteh.

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Goat Roper Rodeo Band

on Fri, 23 Mar 2018 at Winchester The Hyde Tavern 8:00pm

With just an upright bass, two old guitars and a bucketful of aching harmony, THE GOAT ROPER RODEO BAND are preaching 'Country Blues' like you never heard It's up, it's down, it's soft and loud, it's dark and lonesome too, there's hurt and shame and some mean old pain but there's love in what they do! There's a hint of Gram, a sniff of Dylan and a twist of Waylon's blues Simply put, it's exactly what it says on the tin

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Balagan Cafe Band: Album Launch

on Fri, 23 Mar 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Parisian and American Jazz, the Chaabi music of Algeria, Tango from Argentina, Balkan folk melodies through to the early modern and folk music of Western Europe - the Balagan Cafe Band fuses these threads into a fiery, yet elegant fusion. Christian Miller - Guitar Richard Jones - Violin Shirley Smart - Cello Balagan will be launching their self titled debut album featuring special guests from the album. The new album features appearances Alice Zawadski, Joe Browne and Tommie Black-Roff and will be available on on F-IRE records.

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Fos Brothers @ No8

on Fri, 23 Mar 2018 at Launceston No 8 Cafe 6:30pm

Delightfully down-to-earth mix of traditional and original music. Growing up in Belfast in the 70's the FOS brothers fuse an eclectic mix of Floydie, Genesis, Horslips with trad Irish sensibilities, into something really different. Music Starts at 8pm Doors open at 6.30pm for pre-gig food (please call No8 to reserve at table 01566777369).

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Martha Tilston (start Time 8pm)

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

Supported by an eclectic ensemble of multi-instrumental musicians Martha delivers a mesmerising set of songs and astute observations through her beautiful crystal-clear vocals. A BBC best newcomer Folk Awards nominee, Acoustic Stage opener at Glastonbury, guest vocalist with Zero 7, and with six critically claimed internationally released albums, Martha returns with her latest record Nomad - a musical invitation to sit out under the stars around a fire and reconnect with a long-lost part of our selves.

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Martha Tilston (start Time 8pm)

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

Supported by an eclectic ensemble of multi-instrumental musicians Martha delivers a mesmerising set of songs and astute observations through her beautiful crystal-clear vocals. A BBC best newcomer Folk Awards nominee, Acoustic Stage opener at Glastonbury, guest vocalist with Zero 7, and with six critically claimed internationally released albums, Martha returns with her latest record Nomad - a musical invitation to sit out under the stars around a fire and reconnect with a long-lost part of our selves.

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Martha Tilston (start Time 8pm)

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

Supported by an eclectic ensemble of multi-instrumental musicians Martha delivers a mesmerising set of songs and astute observations through her beautiful crystal-clear vocals. A BBC best newcomer Folk Awards nominee, Acoustic Stage opener at Glastonbury, guest vocalist with Zero 7, and with six critically claimed internationally released albums, Martha returns with her latest record Nomad - a musical invitation to sit out under the stars around a fire and reconnect with a long-lost part of our selves.

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Nigel Mazlyn Jones

on Fri, 23 Mar 2018 at Guildford Institute 7:45pm

Nigel Mazlyn Jones is a masterful 12-string guitarist weaving a wide range of sounds, poignant songs and instrumentals with interesting tales and the kind of ecologically aware political commentary championed by his peers. Widely known on the UK music scene (including Glastonbury main stage)he has toured throughout Europe both solo and supporting well known bands like Barclay James Harvest, Renaissance and Bob Geldof. From his folk club days through the 1970's he went on to tour most UK and European major venues supporting many well known bands. Down the years he has collaborated on projects in many genres of music yet always revered and returned to his acoustic roots, as can be heard on the latest album Raft. He is a veteran of the first wave of British acoustic warriors, a battle-hardened survivor for his art, enthused, principled and innovative. Nigel has recorded eleven albums. His first two, "Ship to Shore" and "Sentinel", have been re-released and are rightly regarded as classics of the genre. The duo Marker is comprised of Marilyn Campbell and Kerry Manning, who are resident at the Chichester Folk Club. Marilyn has been collecting and singing the tradition since the early days of the seventies when she used to sing, along with the likes of The Watersons, Jim Eldon, et al, at The Rugby in Hull. Kerry provides the musical accompaniment, on guitar, melodeon, bodhran etc., occasionally taking lead vocals on Marker's more contemporary songs.

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Nigel Mazlyn Jones

on Fri, 23 Mar 2018 at Guildford Institute 7:45pm

Nigel Mazlyn Jones is a masterful 12-string guitarist weaving a wide range of sounds, poignant songs and instrumentals with interesting tales and the kind of ecologically aware political commentary championed by his peers. Widely known on the UK music scene (including Glastonbury main stage)he has toured throughout Europe both solo and supporting well known bands like Barclay James Harvest, Renaissance and Bob Geldof. From his folk club days through the 1970's he went on to tour most UK and European major venues supporting many well known bands. Down the years he has collaborated on projects in many genres of music yet always revered and returned to his acoustic roots, as can be heard on the latest album Raft. He is a veteran of the first wave of British acoustic warriors, a battle-hardened survivor for his art, enthused, principled and innovative. Nigel has recorded eleven albums. His first two, "Ship to Shore" and "Sentinel", have been re-released and are rightly regarded as classics of the genre. The duo Marker is comprised of Marilyn Campbell and Kerry Manning, who are resident at the Chichester Folk Club. Marilyn has been collecting and singing the tradition since the early days of the seventies when she used to sing, along with the likes of The Watersons, Jim Eldon, et al, at The Rugby in Hull. Kerry provides the musical accompaniment, on guitar, melodeon, bodhran etc., occasionally taking lead vocals on Marker's more contemporary songs.

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Double Bill J. Eoin + Paul Handyside & Rob Tickell

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

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Balkan Beats Presents The Balkanoes + Guests

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

A night of red-hot Balkan folk, Gypsy folk, klezmer and Eastern European Folk at Jamboree... The Balkanoes fuse Eastern European and Jewish music with a joyous energy to guarantee a Balkan bash of mammoth proportions. Moving seamlessly from traditional klezmer to gypsy grooves and unique takes on well-known classics, The Balkanoes will keep you dancing all night long! Guests TBA

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Jim Riley's Blues Foundation

on Fri, 23 Mar 2018 at Rochester Billabong Club 8:00pm

In the late 1970's / early 1980's Jim Riley fronted the legendary Medway band, Wipeout. They recorded an album, two singles (including NME Record Of The Week - "Baby Please Don't Go") and built a loyal following as a great live band, headlining great shows in London and across Europe. Since those heady trouser-splitting days, Jim Riley has been focussing on producing other bands at his famous Ranscombe Studios. But now he is back performing live with his new band, Jim Riley's Blues Foundation. The band are tight. The backing band are The Claim. Together they create perfect, authentic British blues music to die for. Don't miss the homecoming live performance of Jim Riley's Blues Foundation performing songs from their new album, A Very British Blues Explosion. Tickets: £8 advance / £10 on the door

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Fallen Cedars

on Fri, 23 Mar 2018 at Meavy Parish Hall 7:30pm

Local band, playing original songs - melodic, acoustic and electric, a blend of folk, blues, jazz, lounge and latin to create their iunique blend of indie folk.

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Driftwood Arts World Music Evening

on Fri, 23 Mar 2018 at Colchester West Mersea Tennis Club 7:30pm

An evening of acoustic world music featuring Merlyn Driver (Orkney Islands) Ivan Melo (Brazil) and special guests. This is a sit-down concert style event. Bring your own alcohol.

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Big Steam

on Fri, 23 Mar 2018 at Richmond Crawdaddy Club 8:00pm

Delighted to say that our good friends Big Steam will be back again to entertain us. This band is the forerunner of the iconic The Others who followed The Rolling Stones and Yardbirds as the 3rd house band here back in the sixties, It is essentially the same band with some minor lineup changes since Peter Hammerton sadly left the band a couple years ago , however his replacement Tim Staffell has fitted in seamlessly and has some serious musical pedigree as an original member of the band Smile, the forerunner of Queen. Pure class.

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Peter Bruntnell

on Sat, 24 Mar 2018 at Bedford Gordon Arms Ents Shed 8:00pm

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Robinson & Rohe

on Sat, 24 Mar 2018 at Alstonefield Village Hall 7:30pm

A double-dose of great Americana. Headlining are US duo Robinson & Rohe - ask how they got together and they'll look at each other as if to say, which beginning should we begin with? The two have known each other for over a decade, developing a friendship as they pursued their separate careers - spanning everything from playing Brazilian jazz gigs to composing orchestral scores. Liam Robinson honed his wide-ranging skills as an original US cast member of the award-winning play Warhorse', as musical director of Anaïs Mitchell's off-Broadway folk opera Hadestown, as a composer in the Red Light New Music collective, and as a member of the Becca Stevens Band. Meanwhile, Jean Rohe began touring and recording with her band, Jean Rohe & the End of the World Show, honing a honeyed, far-ranging voice and collecting accolades along the way (a sure-footed young singer-songwriter - New York Times). Despite their separate careers, the pair began exchanging lyrics and musicRobinson taking a fragment of writing from Rohe and delivering it back to her married to a melody. The collaborative process was the start of what would become their debut record, Hunger. It was also the start of their love story. Hunger is a record full of songs about love and landoften both at the same time. Special guest for this show is Louisiana-born Kate Ellis, described by Americana UK as a "genuine talent" and her debut album as "simply superb". Her timeless music reflects a love of classic singer/songwriters, from Gram Parsons and Gillian Welch, to Mary Chapin Carpenter, Leonard Cohen and Nanci Griffith. Licensed bar

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Mike Silver At Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 24 Mar 2018 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 7:00pm

Even after many years travelling, singing and playing Mike is still fascinated by music, to him it is a never ending voyage of discovery; Being able to play music is like having my birthday every day. The size of the audience is irrelevant, 1000 people,100 or 10 it's still the same, it's an exchange of emotions: occasionally, there is that frisson that ripples through them in the very few seconds between the end of the song and the beginning of their applause: it's like an earthquake in your heart. Living Tradition June/July 2016 by Grem Devlin something enchanting about this collection of covers I love the arrangement of the Townes van Zandt classic, Snowing on Raton ..I just wish he would come up to Scotland again, if alchemy exists, you can find gold here without question. fRoots June 2016 by David Kidman revered as one of this country's most accomplished singer-songwriter-guitarists It takes special talent to offer such supremely sensitive, caring and very personal renditions .outstanding interpretive skills wonderfully mellifluous guitar.. trademark 'less is more' intricacy Shire Folk July - August 2016 some of Mike's favourite songs, both traditional and modern all in turn given the Silver touch guitar work exemplary and voice wonderfully pitched.. Any of the tracks on this wonderful CD could be described as 'standout' Parking & Bar Available Contact: Mark/Elaine 01993831427 or 07870563299 wychwoodfolkclub@zoho.com www.wychwoodfolkclub.com

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Kieran Towers & Charlotte Carrivick @ Shammick Acoustic

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

Charlotte Carrivick first came to Shammick with her twin sister Laura back in 2011, and they stunned us with their Devon 'greengrass' music and songs! Now not restricting themselves to only playing with each other, Charlotte has teamed up with old-time fiddle champion, Kieran Towers. Charlotte started her musical adventure at the age of nine, playing classical guitar, later going on to mandolin, flatpick guitar, clawhammer banjo, and fiddle, being awarded first place in the Friends of American Old Time Music and Dance contests for banjo and fiddle. Now one of the UK's most sought-after bluegrass and old-time musicians, as well as being a multi-instrumentalist, Charlotte is a singer, songwriter and composer performing internationally. As to Kieran, he has been playing this music for as long as he can remember. There are few fiddle players who can rival his creativity, and his love of the music and of playing are obvious in his performance. The two of them make a sound that is simultaneously new and refreshing yet rooted in tradition. A bit of old-timey music always goes down well at Shammick, and this one's going to be a great one!

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My Darling Clementine

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

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Betty & The Bootleggers

on Sat, 24 Mar 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Authentic Vintage Gospel infused Rhythm and Blues from Betty Wilde and her merry band of Bootleggers. This 5 piece band play the more obscure sounds of the best decade of all, the 50's. Betty's influences include LaVern Baker, Ruth Brown, Varetta Dillard, Little Richard and Koko Taylor. The Bootlegger band includes Double Bass, Sax/Harmonica, Guitar and Drums.

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True Strays (duo)

on Sat, 24 Mar 2018 at Cardiff Snails Delicatessen 7:00pm

True Strays - Rhythm and blues fuelled, good time vintage roots rock and roll.Taking influences from Chess Records' Muddy Waters and Little Walter, British Invasion R&B, Grunge and modern day blues artists; all levelled out with a serious dedication to writing a great song.

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The Alligators

on Sat, 24 Mar 2018 at Cherry Burton Village Hall 7:30pm

Guitar-based blues from one of the best-loved bands in the East Riding !The trio features the great guitar playing of Tony Underwood backed up with the solid drumming of Mark Sedgwick and bass playing vocalist Mike Ollerinshaw. Although they have recorded two excellent albums there is no doubt that their music is best experienced live.

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Diz 'honeybear' Watson + Tony 'groco' Uter

on Sat, 24 Mar 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Ace Records Artist Diz 'Honeybear' Watson, piano player, singer and entertainer, is a quintessential exponent of New Orleans style piano, and exuberant mix of Barrelhouse, Rhythm and Blues, Rock n Roll, and Boogie Woogie. He recorded the classic 'Bluecoat Man' for Ace Records in 1981, featuring the legendary Lee Allen on saxophone, and in 1995 cut 'Tonky Honk' with Big Jay McNeely. Diz has worked and opened for the likes of Chas and Dave, Clarence 'Frogman' Henry, Alexis Korner, Axel Swingenburger, Dr. John and the Rolling Stones. Charlie Hart (Producer of Bluecoat Man) comments : Diz is a phenomenon, definitely the coolest of Yorkshiremen and a connoisseur of the exotic, his influences are Champion Jack Dupree, all the way to Abdullah Ibrahim. Diz gets the essentially multi-cultural nature of music better than anyone, having absorbed the blues from the inside. Accompanying Diz on most of his solo projects is the Jamaican legend Tony 'Groco' Uter on conga drums, just a mere 87 years old, he has played with just about everyone on the British Blues n Jazz and Carribbean scene, including Ronnie Scott, Dizzy Gillespie, Bob Marley, Rico Rodriguez and currently the poet Linton 'Kwesi' Johnson. As Gaz Mayall says Be there or be somewhere else, especially if you need proof that the spirit of Professor Longhair lives on.

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Ben Tyzack And Guy Tortora

on Sat, 24 Mar 2018 at Manningtree Red Lion 8:00pm

We are pleased to present a great evening of blues and entertainment featuring Ban Tyzack and Guy Tortora with support from Booga Red. With Ben and Guy you are guaranteed a soulful, rootsy performance with an array of guitars, some harmonies and a few musical surprises. Booga Red are a piano, guitar, kazoo, stompbox duo playing the songs of the early blues pioneers, raggedy boogie-woogie piano, riotous vocal and kazoo and rollicking blues guitar.

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A Tribute To Sandy Denny - Who Knows Where The Time Goes?

on Sat, 24 Mar 2018 at Worcester Marr's Bar 8:00pm

WHO KNOWS THERE THE TIME GOES?..The Julie July Band comes to the Marrs Bar, Worcester - to play a heartfelt tribute to the great singer-songwriter 'Sandy Denny'. From dreamy acoustic melodies to driving progressive folk-rock, she is described as the 'pre-eminent British Folk-Rock singer and considered the founder of the British Folk Rock movement. In her brief career she left a legacy of beautiful, haunting original and traditional compositions. Richard Thompson called her 'The Greatest artist of her generation. Songs from her Solo Career, her time in Fotheringay, The Strawbs and Fairport. The magic of Sandy Denny brought to life by the unmistakable talent of Julie July (Gretel) "Brilliant concert! Julies voice is fantastic and the band just brilliant. My Wife and I loved every minute of it!" (Ron) "Have you heard of this fantastic singer Julie July and her band. They cover Sandy Denny songs and to say they cover them is to do them a disservice. They bring life back to the songs......and I am sure if Sandy was still here she would have loved them". (Ken) Tickets: £10 8:00pm www.juliejuly.co.uk

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Helter Skelter With She'koyokh

on Sat, 24 Mar 2018 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

She'Koyokh are the UK's finest exponents of klezmer, Balkan and Turkish and Eastern European music. A live force to be reckoned with, they're a wild swirl of violin, clarinet, jazzy guitar licks and dance-inducing percussion, plus the sweet and passionate voice of Turkish singer Cigdem Aslan. Their name is a Yiddish word meaning nice one! and they've been hailed as one of the finest and most entertaining British-based exponents of global music (The Guardian), She'Koyokh have spent fifteen years absorbing the rich folk music traditions of Jewish Eastern Europe, Turkey and the Balkans. Their latest critically acclaimed album, First Dance on Second Avenue, is out now on Riverboat Records. The band will play two sets along the course of the night.

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Furrow Collective

on Sun, 25 Mar 2018 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

Described by MOJO as 'a mouthwatering collaboration', Alasdair Roberts, Emily Portman, Lucy Farrell and Rachel Newton are four fine soloists sharing a mutual love of traditional songs, from both sides of the English and Scottish borders, with playful, boundary-defying musicianship.

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Claire Hastings

on Sun, 25 Mar 2018 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7:30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.15pm. Claire Hastings is a folksinger/songwriter originally from Dumfries, Scotland. She is a graduate of the BA Scottish Music degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, specializing in Scots song. Last year, Claire won the prestigious BBC Radio Scotland's Young Traditional Musician of the Year award. Since winning the title, Claire has had the opportunity to perform at many high-profile events including BBC Proms in the Park with the Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and BBC Music Day where she sang alongside Lulu, Jamie Cullum and Deacon Blue. Other performances include Orkney Folk Festival supporting Seth Lakeman, at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh and in 4* reviewed show 'A Man's a Man' at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Claire is currently one of the leading folk singers in Scotland, and was nominated for Scots Singer of the Year at the Scottish Traditional Music Awards in 2015.

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Peter Knight And John Spiers

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

The organisers of the 2016 Folkeast Festival had the grand idea of pairing legendary fiddle player Peter Knight (ex-Steeleye Span) and melodeon player extraordinaire John Spiers (ex-Bellowhead) for a special one-off concert at that year's festival. It ended up being a festival highlight. This then is the debut tour of two of the finest musicians in their respective fields.

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Dale Storr. New Orleans Blues, Boogie And Jazz

on Sun, 25 Mar 2018 at Hope Old Hall Hotel - tea rooms 7:30pm

'One of the UK's leading exponents of New Orleans Piano' Dale Storr takes an attentive audience on a musical journey showcasing the legendary piano players of New Orleans. The show consists of breathtaking piano playing and singing accompanied by encyclopedic storytelling. http://www.dalestorr.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVzapqVEdMw British Blues awards finalist 2010-2016 European Blues awards 'best musical performance' finalist 2015 Buxton Fringe Festival 'best solo musician' award 2015 "A very, very fine piano player indeed.....A fantastic piece of work" - Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2 "If there is a better New Orleans style pianist in the UK than the outrageously talented Dale Storr, please point me in his or her direction because he or she must be very, very special.....a breathtaking performance which traversed the full musical spectrum of New Orleans" - Lionel Ross, Blues In Britain "He was absolutely phenomenal - just Dale and a piano and he brought the house down. It's more than just his technical brilliance that makes the show - he's promoting a new solo album and chooses a fantastic set of New Orleans repertoire for this show, with really interesting chats in between songs that show his encyclopedic knowledge of and passion for the subject. He's nominated in the best piano player in the British Blues Awards and I'm not surprised" - Mark Tattersall, Artistic Director Dorchester Corn Exchange "Dale is the best New Orleans player I've ever heard" - Richard Hawley "A Tour-de-force of Rockin' New Orleans Piano" - Blues Matters Magazine "I've seen Dr.John's shadow" - David Barard ( Bass player for Dr.John and Allen Toussaint )

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The Secret Sisters

on Sun, 25 Mar 2018 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

NB. Show starts at 7.30pm There are two ways of handling a dangerous, raging river: you can surrender and let it carry you away, or you can swim against the flow. For The Secret Sisters, there was a point after the release of their last record when they could have chosen to do neither instead, sinking to the bottom as the weight of the world washed away their dreams. They went from touring with Bob Dylan to losing their label, purging their team, filing bankruptcy and almost permanently trading harmonies for housecleaning. But there's a mythical pull to music that kept sisters Laura and Lydia Rogers moving forward, and they came out with a biting and beautiful third LP, produced by Brandi Carlile, 'You Don't Own Me Anymore'. "This record is deeply personal because of what we endured," says Lydia. "But it's important as a songwriter and artist to talk about the times things weren't great. This is a hard business, and it's not all roses and rainbows. What we came out with is more honest than ever, and we couldn't help that a lot of it is about the darkness." In the beginning, before that darkness moved in, things were a little like rainbows and roses for the sisters, who rose quickly through the music universe. An open audition in Nashville in 2009 lead them to a major label deal and a debut record produced by T Bone Burnett and Dave Cobb, followed by a tour with Levon Helm and Ray LaMontagne, a feat for any artist, let alone two that had just gotten started. From there, they opened for the likes of Dylan, Willie Nelson and Paul Simon, appeared on numerous late night shows and released a second album with Burnett. But the tides turned quickly things can change in an instant, both for the good, and the bad. And when the clouds started to lift, Carlile was there to help usher in the sunshine. The album finds the sisters taking their music to new places, with soulful, gospel grooves and stirring vocal deliveries that never seek perfection over power. From murder ballads to skewering roasts, it's a guidebook for survival. After all, sometimes you have to lose everything to get a renewed version in return. Like the Tennessee River they sing about, only after a drought does fresh, new water come rushing in. The same could be said for The Secret Sisters, who were scraped dry and put through hell, coming out with their finest record, You Don't Own Me Anymore. "The only way we could have completely healed was to have written an entire record," says Laura. "I think we were just in the wrong parts of the machine," says her sister. "We feel like we have learned where not to be, and where to go." And that's to never let anyone or anything own them again

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Brian Peters

on Sun, 25 Mar 2018 at Cambridge NCI Club 7:15pm

BRIAN PETERS -one of English Folk musics 'greats'. Equally brilliant on melodeon, anglo concertina or guitar, he is also a tremendous entertainer - We are guaranteed a wonderful evening!

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Moya Brennan

on Sun, 25 Mar 2018 at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge 6:45pm

Growing up, long before I'd discovered the wonderful world of folk music, one of my favourite things on Top of the Pops was the sound of Clannad. I could never have believed that almost thirty years later I would be promoting the beautiful Moya Brennan in my home town of Canterbury. Debs When Bono stated recently, "I think she has one of the greatest voices the human ear has ever experienced", he was heralding what many people know already about The Voice of Clannad, Moya Brennan. She sings like nothing you've ever heard before! So it makes sense that her live solo shows with all the musicality and power of Clannad but with added, heart-warming intimacy should be such a rich and moving experience. Her effortless vocals and timeless music pay homage not only to her vibrant traditional Irish heritage but also her grasp of contemporary forms. With Clannad she rose to prominence with a pioneering approach to traditional music which has garnered them 15 million record sales worldwide and a string of awards, including a Grammy in 1998. Their sound has since become the benchmark for the Celtic music genre. Sister Enya joined Clannad for a time before pursuing her own successful career. Moya's solo career has continued that success with 8 albums to her credit and more in the pipeline. Her live show has developed into a visual (as well as sound) spectacle with rhythm, atmosphere and vibrant harmony. Besides her solo work Moya has been much in demand for a number of other projects and is both vociferous and active in her championing of Irish arts and culture abroad. Her career to date includes 25 albums, numerous film scores and she has sung with many great artists, including The Chieftains, Robert Plant, Paul Brady, Shane MacGowan and, of course, Bono. Ireland is changing rapidly but one thing that remains constant is our love of music and wanting the whole world to hear it. I love being part of that says Moya. www.moyabrennan.com Doors 6.45pm for 7.30pm start Tickets £20 online £21.50 offline (cash or cheque in advance) £24 on the door

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Robinson And Rohe

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

New York based Jean Rohe and Liam Robinson were brought together a decade ago by a love of participatory music-making and American and Anglo folk song. Together they shared this love with others in living rooms, concert venues, festivals, and celebrations, honing their skills as songleaders and balladeers. In 2013, Jean and Liam reinvented their collaboration. As the duo Robinson & Rohe they began cowriting an ever-expanding repertoire of original music that now lives alongside the old songs they hold dear. Both accomplished songwriters in their own rights, Jean (guitar, singing) and Liam (banjo, accordion, singing) let their finely crafted songs shine in detailed arrangements and elegant harmonies. Whether in small clubs or on festival stages, their performances are intimate gatherings in which listeners are invited to share in the music-making. TwickFolk's John On Sound saw Jude Roberts play at The Harrington a couple of years ago and has been clamouring to get him to TwickFolk ever since. This emerging Americana artist lives in America's most famous small town- Woodstock, NY- a musically supportive and socially vibrant place for many songwriters, past and present. In Jude's sound one can hear influences of English, Irish and Appalachian folk music. Listening deeper, one can find the impressions of baroque and Romance era classical pieces and European folk/pop. A unique amalgam of style and talent, Jude Roberts draws the listener inward and invites them to dive in deep.

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Robinson And Rohe

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

New York based Jean Rohe and Liam Robinson were brought together a decade ago by a love of participatory music-making and American and Anglo folk song. Together they shared this love with others in living rooms, concert venues, festivals, and celebrations, honing their skills as songleaders and balladeers. In 2013, Jean and Liam reinvented their collaboration. As the duo Robinson & Rohe they began cowriting an ever-expanding repertoire of original music that now lives alongside the old songs they hold dear. Both accomplished songwriters in their own rights, Jean (guitar, singing) and Liam (banjo, accordion, singing) let their finely crafted songs shine in detailed arrangements and elegant harmonies. Whether in small clubs or on festival stages, their performances are intimate gatherings in which listeners are invited to share in the music-making. TwickFolk's John On Sound saw Jude Roberts play at The Harrington a couple of years ago and has been clamouring to get him to TwickFolk ever since. This emerging Americana artist lives in America's most famous small town- Woodstock, NY- a musically supportive and socially vibrant place for many songwriters, past and present. In Jude's sound one can hear influences of English, Irish and Appalachian folk music. Listening deeper, one can find the impressions of baroque and Romance era classical pieces and European folk/pop. A unique amalgam of style and talent, Jude Roberts draws the listener inward and invites them to dive in deep.

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Sara Grey & Kieron Means At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 25 Mar 2018 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.

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Sara Grey & Kieron Means At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 25 Mar 2018 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.

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Garth Hewitt - Against The Grain Tour

on Sun, 25 Mar 2018 at Askham Bryan Village Hall 6:00pm

Garth Hewitt has been writing and singing songs of peace and justice for 40 years. He established he Amos Trust in 1985 to give voice to the untold stories of the forgotten communities he met during his singing and speaking engagements around the world and to pursue his commitment to justice and peace. His songs reflect the spirituality and prayer that underpin Amos. All proceeds of the concert will go towards the work of the Amos trust.

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Garth Hewitt - Against The Grain Tour

on Sun, 25 Mar 2018 at Askham Bryan Village Hall 6:00pm

Garth Hewitt has been writing and singing songs of peace and justice for 40 years. He established he Amos Trust in 1985 to give voice to the untold stories of the forgotten communities he met during his singing and speaking engagements around the world and to pursue his commitment to justice and peace. His songs reflect the spirituality and prayer that underpin Amos. All proceeds of the concert will go towards the work of the Amos trust.

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Michele And Romeo Stodart Present.....

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

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

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Nigel Mazlyn Jones

on Sun, 25 Mar 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Masterful 12-string guitarist weaving entrancing sounds. Veteran of the first wave of British acoustic warriors, well known on the live and festival circuits including main stage Glastonbury. Toured as guest to bands like Barclay James Harvest, Renaissance and Camel. He has written for radio and TV and released 11 albums of which Ship to Shore and Sentinel are regarded as classics of the genre. MOJO "There is complexity to his approach edged with brittle beauty, joy of living pervades often rainbow lit." UNCUT Since the 70s NMJ has quietly been making some of the best acoustic music in the UK. Plus Eddie Morton, local legend ex Bushburys

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Christian Garrick & His Budapest Cafe Orchestra

on Sun, 25 Mar 2018 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:00pm

The Budapest Café Orchestra were established in 2009 by British composer, violinist and band leader, Christian Garrick. 2018 sees the band enter its ninth busy and exciting year and also the release of their eighth album, Fifty Shades Of Goulash. The Budapest Café Orchestra play traditional folk and gypsy-flavoured music from across the world. Raucous, toe-tapping Balkan and Russian numbers are combined with jazz and swing inflections, Klezmer, Romanian Doinas and Hungarian Czardas are awarded fresh treatments before they give way to a disarmingly beautiful arsenal of ballads such as the Schindler's List theme or Andy Statman's bitter sweet The Flatbush Waltz. The involvingly diverse repertoire often even strays over into the technicolour territory of many a well-loved film or television score.

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Automatic Annie At The Potteries Blues Club

on Sun, 25 Mar 2018 at Stoke-On-trent The Old Post Office 2:00pm

UTOMATIC ANNIE https://www.autoannie.co.uk/ Musicians based in Shropshire & Sandbach, Automatic Annie's hot rhythm & blues machine swings & rocks through the progressions. Tainted Love and Summertime are soulful and dynamic. Hip Shake and Wang Dang Doodle will make you beat your feet all night long while Cry Me a River and Route 66 get the jazz treatment. Singer Julia Opus Raven is an exceptional and unforgettable performer. This hoodoo combo has a residency at Havana Republic in Shrewsbury, and is rapidly riding the Blues Escalator to wider recognition. Support is by JAXHILL - fine sounding warm rich blues from an acoustic duo from the 2 Staffordshire outposts of Leek & Lichfield. Mike Gledhill (guitar, resonator,vocals) and Phil Jackson (harmonicas, vocals) play acoustic blues, americana & their own songs. Influences are Robert Johnson, Son House,Little Walter, Muddy Waters, Paul Butterfield, Ry Cooper,60s-70s songwriters, Sonny Terry,Brownie McGhee, Miles Davis and Charles Mingus

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Guana Batz

on Sun, 25 Mar 2018 at Lewes The Con Club 7:30pm

The Guana Batz are an English psychobilly band that was formed in 1982 in Feltham, West London. It was one of the first psychobilly bands and is considered influential to its scene. The band is most well known for its frequent appearances at the Klub Foot, an early psychobilly club. The original group members were Pip Hancox (vocals), Stuart Osborne (guitar), Dave "Diddle" Turner (drums) and Mick Wigfall (upright bass). Wigfall was removed by Osborne early on, who preferred a bass guitar player for the band. Mick White soon joined the band as bass guitarist. However, by 1984, the Guana Batz decided to again feature an upright bassist, and replaced White with Sam Sardi. Turner quit the band in May 1987, the hectic touring schedule having grown too much for him, and opted to devote his time to his girlfriend and his construction job. He was replaced by former Get Smart drummer, Johnny Bowler. When Sardi left the band, Bowler switched to upright bass, and John Buck joined the band on drums. Mark Pennington of the Caravans played upright bass for the band after Sam Sardi left and prior to Johnny Bowler switching to bass. Hancox's Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Pig Dog, was humorously referred to as the band's "fifth member." After being hit by a car, he was replaced by Hancox's new dog, Muttley, who would be featured on four Guana Batz album covers. Although Muttley has died, he reportedly lived to an old age. The band broke up in 1990, but reunited in 1996. They are still touring today. Osborne still lives in London, and also plays for The Unknowns. Hancox, Bowler, and Buck have relocated to San Diego, California. They have occasionally performed in the southern California area with ex-Stray Cats members under the moniker the Guana Cats. The band have toured with the likes of Stray Cats, the Meteors, the Cramps and pretty much all the great alternative, psychobilly and rockabilly acts worldwide over the last 35 years.

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Birlinn Jiarg And Oka Vanga

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Birlinn Jiarg A new sound in Manx Music   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. Oka Vanga are Angela Meyer & William Cox, an award winning UK Folk & Roots duo. Whether singing, playing guitar, ukulele or mandolin, this husband and wife duo have a strong set of original songs and well known tunes guaranteed to win the hearts and minds of any audience. (FATEA) Originally from Cape Town in South Africa, Angie is the creative driving force in the partnership and has been described as having considerable vocal and songwriting talents by fRoots. Performing at acoustic clubs and festivals Oka Vanga was born after Will and Angie met by chance at an open mic night. A short E.P of original guitar instrumentals became their calling card and in 2013 they were invited to represent the UK at the International Madame Guitar Festival in Italy alongside Clive Carroll. Shortly thereafter they released their debut album Pilgrim to critical acclaim. Described by Songlines as beautifully pure, it was awarded Best Instrumental Album by FATEA magazine in a strong category including both Kathyrn Tickell and The Hut People. As a trio Angie and Will also perform with double bass player Oliver Copeland. A rising star who also features on Dance Of The Copper Trail, Ollie is rapidly making a name for himself and brings the spirit of Danny Thomspon's Folk Jazz sound to their line-up.

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" An Evening With Rod Picott"

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

ROD PICOTT,RETURNS FOR HIS 2ND VISIT TO KINGSMEAD HOUSE, TO PROMOTE HIS LATEST RELEASE ," OUT PAST THE WIRES "[ HIS NINTH RELEASE]

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Crh Music Presents The Secret Sisters

on Tue, 27 Mar 2018 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

The Secret Sisters, Laura and Lydia Rogers, are the first to admit that their career has had its ups and downs, ranging from complete obscurity to touring with Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson, from the universal adulation that their self titled debut album created to being dropped by their record company, law suits with their former manager and filing for bankrupcy. However, nothing can keep their irrepressible spirits down for long, and the darker days are definitely over with the release of their new album, You Don't Own Me Anymore, produced by Brandi Carlile. A tour de force, it confirms the widely held view that they are the best sibling act since the Everly Brothers. Haunting and gorgeous in equal measures, with harmonies from heaven it finally proves that the Secret Sisters are here to stay.

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Geoff Achison & The Uk Souldiggers

on Wed, 28 Mar 2018 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:00pm

Geoff Achison is an award winning blues-roots artist from Australia known for his energetic live performances and unique guitar mastery.  A firm favourite with UK audiences, as we are treated, not only to Geof'f's stunning talent but his UK band with drummer Sam Kelly and his bunch of merrymen! Geoff began his apprenticeship with legendary Australian bluesman 'Dutch' Tilders establishing himself as a fine lead guitarist before striking out with his own. He released his debut album in the early 90s and began touring throughout the USA, UK & Europe.  Geoff's music has been compared favourably to major artists such as Eric Clapton, JJ Cale and the Allman Brothers Band having a solid foundation in the blues but also embracing a variety of music styles. His songwriting is original and thoughtful with a wry sense of humour reminiscent at times of Randy Newman, Dr John and Mose Allison. He has won awards for his guitar playing, songwriting and live performances and was honoured in 2011 as official Patron Of the Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society. For more info check out: www.geoffachison.com   Summit 7 - A naturally occurring fusion of various styles of music that tune in to other cultures with world rhythms and melodies forming the basis of their often hypnotic and haunting sound. This is what I wrote as a short review after I first witnessed them "As soon as Summit 7 began playing, their intricate rhythms connected with my hips and I was drawn on to the dance floor and into their sound. Oxford is known for it's creativity on the music scene and this band certainly creates a wonderful sound."

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Geoff Achison & The Uk Souldiggers

on Wed, 28 Mar 2018 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:00pm

Geoff Achison is an award winning blues-roots artist from Australia known for his energetic live performances and unique guitar mastery.  A firm favourite with UK audiences, as we are treated, not only to Geof'f's stunning talent but his UK band with drummer Sam Kelly and his bunch of merrymen! Geoff began his apprenticeship with legendary Australian bluesman 'Dutch' Tilders establishing himself as a fine lead guitarist before striking out with his own. He released his debut album in the early 90s and began touring throughout the USA, UK & Europe.  Geoff's music has been compared favourably to major artists such as Eric Clapton, JJ Cale and the Allman Brothers Band having a solid foundation in the blues but also embracing a variety of music styles. His songwriting is original and thoughtful with a wry sense of humour reminiscent at times of Randy Newman, Dr John and Mose Allison. He has won awards for his guitar playing, songwriting and live performances and was honoured in 2011 as official Patron Of the Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society. For more info check out: www.geoffachison.com   Summit 7 - A naturally occurring fusion of various styles of music that tune in to other cultures with world rhythms and melodies forming the basis of their often hypnotic and haunting sound. This is what I wrote as a short review after I first witnessed them "As soon as Summit 7 began playing, their intricate rhythms connected with my hips and I was drawn on to the dance floor and into their sound. Oxford is known for it's creativity on the music scene and this band certainly creates a wonderful sound."

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Kim Lowings & The Greenwood

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

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The Jellyman's Daughter

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Scottish duo The Jellyman's Daughter lands squarely in the middle of a strange crossroads between bluegrass, post-rock, folk and soul. Mixing their unique vocal harmonies with wild and visceral cello, driving guitar and sweet mandolin, Emily and Graham write their songs together with a focus on doing something new. Having busked the streets of their home city during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, they created quite an impact when they made their debut at Glasgow's Celtic Connections festival. When in­-demand playing partners Emily Kelly and Graham Coe released their full­-length album, it won a huge amount of radio exposure, and reviewers unanimously agreed that something totally appealing had come on to the scene. The Sunday Herald (Scotland) made it one of their Top Albums of The Year while Maverick magazine described them as fascinating and said they demonstrated originality by the bucket­load. Heartily recommended by Folking.com, Acoustic magazine told readers they kick up a heck of a storm, while The Daily Express called the duo a match made in heaven. They started 2015 as they meant to go on, winning even more praise following bigger­-exposure live performances, including a nomination for Best Acoustic Act in the Scottish Alternative Music Awards, and spreading their wings much further afield, spending a month gigging around Germany, The Netherlands and Denmark. After a successful appearance at Folk Alliance International in Kansas City early in the year, Emily and Graham spent 2016 gigging extensively, including a tour of Canada in September. In 2017, after a return visit to Folk Alliance in February with an official showcase, they recorded their second studio album in the English countryside. 2018 will see them release their new album 'Dead Reckoning' with launch dates across the UK, Europe, USA and Canada, sustaining the momentum that has earned them exceptional praise so far. --------------------------------- The Herald When Kelly and Coe sing together, their harmonies squeeze the heart... Outstanding The Daily Express A match made in heaven Ricky Ross A really original sound... really enjoying that Americana UK All songs stand alone with no weak links... Classy stuff ‐ a great future awaits Folk Radio UK Their sound is fresh, personal and well worth a listen Maverick Magazine Originality by the bucketload Acoustic Magazine This pair from Edinburgh kicks up one heck of a storm Folkwords Startlingly original and deeply intense... Totally captivating Is this music? Music with substance... Chock full of acoustic talent and a husky, smoky lyricism

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Nashville Sounds In The Round

on Wed, 28 Mar 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Following the success from the first 'Nashville Sounds In The Round', it is back for the second instalment of the finest country music, brought to you in the heart of Birmingham. Presented by 'Your Life In A Song', this intimate songwriter round is hosted by home-grown duo Sally Rea Morris and Steve Marks as Gasoline & Matches. The night will feature performances from Amy Westney, Ags Connolly and Nashville's own Kenny Foster telling the stories behind the music. A truly unique atmosphere, get your tickets now!

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Lucy Farrell

on Wed, 28 Mar 2018 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Lucy Farrell is at last embarking on the solo career so many have been hoping for, since first hearing her exquisite renditions of traditional ballads and quietly moving original songs. As one fourth of The Furrow Collective, Lucy is the current recipient of the Best Group prize following the release of their widely acclaimed Wild Hog LP, earned during an immensely busy and creative time in which she contributed to the raved about return to form that was the Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band's Big Machine album and tour, and also saw her final shows with the Emily Portman Trio with whom she'd sung, sawed and played viola for many years. An inveterate collaborator, the news that Lucy is to take centre stage in her own right comes as a welcome surprise to all those who've been entranced by her haunting and quintessentially English voice, subtle and instinctive musicianship and her ability to connect emotionally with an audience while adhering to the great Shirley Collins' adage that in folk music the singer should never get in the way of the song.

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Miranda Sykes

on Wed, 28 Mar 2018 at Uffculme Village Hall 7:30pm

MIRANDA SYKES SOLO TOUR 2018

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Gwdihw Presents Absent Fathers

on Wed, 28 Mar 2018 at Cardiff Gwdihw 7:30pm

A North Wales collective of artists, poets and melody makers built ad hoc and with an ever evolving cast. Having garnered a champion in Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music and receiving multiple plays across MIXTAPE, Fresh On The Net and Tom's Saturday evening show, ex-The Glendale Family's front man Chris Ingram has been encouraged to branch out. Already an established poet and writer this project will pursue the story telling and poetry aspect he loves with the music and vibes with people he loves. Strongly influenced by Aiden Moffat, Ivor Cutlor, Captain Beefheart, Hollie McNish, John Cooper Clarke, Kate Tempest, Beta Band, Charles Bukowski, Keith Floyd and a decent lash of 90's counter culture. This is a project with no boundaries, limitations or time frames of achievement. It just is. Support comes from Swyn, Glove & Rosey Cale.

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Fleetwood Cave

on Thu, 29 Mar 2018 at Uxbridge RNA 7:30pm

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

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Fleetwood Cave

on Thu, 29 Mar 2018 at Uxbridge RNA 7:30pm

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

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Luke Daniels

on Thu, 29 Mar 2018 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

Doors 7pm http://www.lukedanielsmusic.com/ venue is mix of seating/standing but mostly seated. Bar is fully licenced with craft beers and fancy pants gins

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Jackie Oates,

on Thu, 29 Mar 2018 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8:00pm

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Rod Picott

on Thu, 29 Mar 2018 at London The Old Queen's Head 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Seventeen years ago Rod Picott dropped his tool belt, picked up an acoustic guitar and released his first album Tiger Tom Dixon's Blues. The acclaimed debut put a nail in the coffin of his construction career and ignited his second career as a singer-songwriter. With his new album, Out Past The Wires, that second career reveals itself in full flame. The sprawling twenty-two song Out Past The Wires ranges from whispery ballads to guitar driven rockers and hits every musical spot between. Like much of Picott's catalog, many of the songs on Out Past The Wires center around the lives of working people and the losses, defeats and small victories that can come hard won in a calloused world. It is here in the ordinary where Picott finds the gold he mines so beautifully on songs such as Take Home Pay one of four songs written with longtime friend and co-writer Slaid Cleaves. I'm on my way down to the pawnshop A couple hundred is all I need If I have to I'll hit the blood bank I'm bone dry but I can always bleed But there is also an air of defiance that runs through many of the songs this time around. On Fire Inside Picott growls. I got fire down inside A heart darlin' beating hard and wild In the pouring rain I will stand and testify Cause I got a fire down inside. Picott's eye for the revealing detail and sense of empathy has brought praise from music critics since his debut and those qualities, as well as a potent defiance is on full display across Out Past The Wires. Now 52 years old and nine albums into his music career Picott is more prolific than ever. The twenty-two songs were culled from a staggering number of seventy-eight. In the two years between Fortune and Out Past The Wires, Picott has also become a published poet (God In His Slippers Mezcalita Press) written a screenplay and is releasing collection of short stories, also titled Out Past The Wires, that accompanies the release of the album. Many of the characters from the songs on the album find their stories expanded and even more finely detailed in the book. For production duties Picott turned again to Neilson Hubbard (Kim Richey, Matthew Perryman Jones) who produced Picott's most recent album Fortune. The recording band consisted of Will Kimbrough/Electric Guitars (Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Rodney Crowell) Lex Price/Bass (K.D. Lang), Evan Hutchings/Drums (Brandi Carlisle) and Kris Donegan/Electric Guitars (Sara Evans). The band worked quickly in studio, relying on the instincts of world-class players and Hubbard's steady hand to guide the ambitious project. Out Past The Wires is the latest and one of the most potent pieces of work from Rod Picott since he left his hammer to rust and sharpened a new set of tools all those years ago. Picott will be touring throughout 2018 and 1019 in support of the album and book release. Tour dates can be found at www.rodpicott.com Songs like Raymond Carver short stories Houston Chronicle

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Black Swan Folk Club 40th Anniversary Night

on Thu, 29 Mar 2018 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

In 1978 a group of music loving students moved their regular folk gathering from the York University campus into town and chose the Black Swan Inn. And so our club was born. Join us to celebrate forty years and well over 2,000 events! Paul Buckley, a professional guitarist now living in Ireland, was one of those students and is coming back to play for us, and invitations are also being sent to other founders and early supporters. More details to follow.

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The Green Rock River Band

on Thu, 29 Mar 2018 at Huddersfield Small Seeds 8:00pm

The Green Rock River Band is an eight-piece band from London, England. The band has come together over several years, merging Old Time, Americana, British Music Hall and Folk into an explosive and memorable live set that has established itself on the UK acoustic folk circuit as one of the leading loud, brash and energetic groups. Fire and brimstone story telling weaves its way throughout the songs, with harmonies and dirty gravel filled lead vocals. All underscored by untamed fiddle lines, sultry jazz fused trombone and thumping bass, the washboard and drums always inspiring audiences everywhere to get up out of their seats. Quality song writing and musical arrangements are at the heart of the GRRB repertoire keeping live sets fresh, exciting and at times moving. "One of Folk's brightest rising stars - Johnny Campbell has been singing and performing live for 10 years with Punk bands in his younger days to performing across UK, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Turkey, USA and has been billed with such acts as Levellers, Billy Bragg, Steve Ignorant's Slice of Life, Becky Unthank, Chumbawamba and many more.

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Old Blind Dogs

on Thu, 29 Mar 2018 at Drumnadrochit Craigmonie Centre 7:00pm

A long overdue return to Drumnadrochit by one of traditional music's best-loved bands. Legendary, multi-award winning Old Blind Dogs bounded into this, their 25th anniversary year, with a brand new album 'Room with a View'. The stellar line-up features founder member Jonny Hardie (fiddle/vocals), Aaron Jones (guitar/bouzouki/vocals), Ali Hutton (pipes) and Donald Hay (percussion). Old Blind Dogs' unique sound still stands at the forefront of the Scottish roots music revival; their style, drawing from the rhythms of Middle Eastern, rock, reggae, jazz and blues music went on to influence many bands but even after a quarter of a century, nobody does it like the Dogs!

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Old Blind Dogs

on Thu, 29 Mar 2018 at Drumnadrochit Craigmonie Centre 7:00pm

A long overdue return to Drumnadrochit by one of traditional music's best-loved bands. Legendary, multi-award winning Old Blind Dogs bounded into this, their 25th anniversary year, with a brand new album 'Room with a View'. The stellar line-up features founder member Jonny Hardie (fiddle/vocals), Aaron Jones (guitar/bouzouki/vocals), Ali Hutton (pipes) and Donald Hay (percussion). Old Blind Dogs' unique sound still stands at the forefront of the Scottish roots music revival; their style, drawing from the rhythms of Middle Eastern, rock, reggae, jazz and blues music went on to influence many bands but even after a quarter of a century, nobody does it like the Dogs!

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Jack Harris Plays Cafe#9!!

on Thu, 29 Mar 2018 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

Jack Harris' songs take a compassionate look at things both common and uncommon, and see them differently. They are literate, curious songs, often in character, always intriguing. His latest album, 'The Wide Afternoon', assembles 11 new songs, rooted in Folk and Blues traditions, telling real and imagined stories._mg_7366 The result is a bigger, darker record than Jack's previous, critically acclaimed offering, 2012's The Flame and the Pelican (***** Maverick, The Telegraph top 10 Roots/Folk albums of the year). 'The Wide Afternoon' is an album of mystery and melody, set against the expansive sound-palette and intricate arrangements of Gerry Diver (Sam Lee, Lisa Knapp, Tom Robinson). Gerry's swooping violins and eerie percussion are at the record's sonic heart, perfectly offsetting songs of dangerous men, literary women, stolen horses and vanished birds. All are delivered in husky, intimate vocals and fluid guitar picking. Jack was a SXSW showcasing artist at 17, as well as the youngest ever winner of the Kerrville Folk Festival's New Folk Award in 2005 (previous winners include Gillian Welch, Devon Sproule and Anais Mitchell). He has been the recipient of the PRS ATOM award for new music creation, as well as an EFDSS creative bursary for songwriting. Those days are gone, along with most of Jack's youth and vigour, but he's still happy to find himself touring extensively, bringing his riveting live show to appreciative audiences, and making as much music as he can. ************************************************************************** Paul Mosley - is a singer/songwriter and composer, 10 years and 7 albums into a slightly bonkers career taking in festivals from Glastonbury to Green Man, commissions from an Icelandic Farmers choirs and Danish Puppet Theare, touring with everyone from Shane MacGowan to Neko Case and Ron Sexsmith, his own 5 star folk opera 'The Butcher' starring chart star Jamie Lawson and BBC Folk Award winner Josienne Clarke and Albums Of The Year from BBC6Music and Resonance.fm. He is currently working on two new themed projects: a collection of ghost story songs and an album telling the (sort of)_ true story of 'The Loneliest Whale In The World' expanding his red Meat Orchestra to include folk wards nominee Cohen Braithwaite Kilcoine and Moulette's Raevennan Husbandes.

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Russell Joslin + Nick Ellis

on Thu, 29 Mar 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Folklore presents... Russell Joslin + Nick Ellis RUSSELL JOSLIN "...living proof of how fresh, vigorous and abrasive an acoustic songwriter can and should be in the 21st Century" - Tom Robinson - BBC 6music Now and again an unsigned talent comes along that is doing something so different and so exhilarating that it has to be talked about. Since the launch of his album in June last year, certain circles have been waking up to the musical face-slap that is Russell Joslin. For Joslin possesses a secret weapon that both keeps you on your toes and clearly distinguishes him from the rest. Underneath gentle, intimate tones lurks a reedy, raw iron-bar of a voice that he unleashes to inject a vitriolic richness to his songs - adding a caustic addendum to an ironic love-song, or exposing a sinister twist in a rambling tale. ----------------------------------------------------- NICK ELLIS is dedicated to the concept of Song and Melody. Some people call it folk, some just call it good old fashioned songcraft. Currently based in Liverpool, Ellis blends streetscape narrative-noir with a classic British acoustic approach. Using a blend of rhythmic attack and finger-quick lucidity, his sound has been described as a conversation between Elvis Costello and John Martyn. On his songwriting Ellis says: I see my songs as chapters and scenes. My albums as movies and books. Except, in this film, these stories are true "Fascinating" Whispering Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 "His guitar style stands out as much as the songwriting" Dave Monks, BBC Introducing / Radio Merseyside "Wonderful" Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music Ellis is a brilliant songwriter, with total disregard for the genre boundaries that can so often restrict acoustic artists. Ellis brings forth song after song of cohesively chill-provoking material that spans from blues, folk and country yet continuously remains in Nick Ellis' unique style. Zach Jones, Getintothis Nick Ellis carries the song above and beyond the traditional, propelling it into the realms of a psyche soundscape" Bido Lito "One of Liverpool's finest" Peter Guy, Get Into This "Hauntingly captivating, Nick Ellis has the gift many could only dream of" Lauren Jones, The Music Manual "Sounding like the sun looks from the top of a hazy Hope Street on a summer afternoon" Alan O'Hare, Liverpool Etc "Whatever accolades Ellis receives in the future; they will be thoroughly and richly deserved" Graham Holland, Liverpool Acoustic ------------------------------------

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Rod Picott

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

Earning praise and comments such as Mesmerising (Rolling Stone) and Seriously gifted (No Depression), Rod Picott has forged a career that has put him in the absolute forefront of American singer songwriters. As much of a poet as a great lyricist, his unique gift of expression lets him articulate hopes and fears, dream and desires in a sparse but intimately revealing fashion. An America roots music legend.

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Cajun & Zydeco With Rough Chowder At The Jook House2

on Fri, 30 Mar 2018 at Worthing The John Selden Public House 7:30pm

Cajun and Zydeco at The Jook House 2 The very best in Cajun and Zydeco music, food and dance instruction with Rough Chowder the best exponents of the genre in the South. Ian McIlroy Accordion / Vocals From the tender age of nine Ian has been vamping the squeezebox across a spectrum of traditional folk music, from his roots playing for local Morris sides, with an occasional hanky in hand and rosetted nipples, Ian has developed an eclectic music range from playing ceilidh and traditional Irish to melodeon based heavy rock. Ian's musical curiosity has now taken him across the Atlantic where he has discovered the swamp music of southern Louisiana and his passion for playing Cajun and Zydeco has flourished and ultimately become Rough Chowder. Strewn along the wayside of his musical career, Ian is not ashamed to admit that he has borrowed the best bits from a wide array of influences, Nick Cave, Gram Parsons, Tom Paxton, Corey Ledet, Feufollet, Mama Rosin, Cedric Watson, Steve Reilly, Roger Watsonto name but a few. Cheryl McIlroy Frottoir / Titfer / Vocals After several years of watching Ian from the wings, Miss Kitty grabbed the bull by the horns, or the washboard by the shoulder straps, and homed her own southern style beat and scrape. After relocating from the West Country, this once shy cat has once again discovered her passion for singing and embraced the Cajun and Zydeco tradition together with her own special twist of rock n roll and lounge. Andrew Craggs Guitar Having migrated south from Newcastle a year ago Andrew is no stranger to folk scene coming from a musical family and performing Americana and folk for the last 20 years. Andrew is certainly our angel from the north (see what we did there!) and we're glad to have him aboard. Yes, folks! There will music, there will be a mighty rad gumbo and there will be dancing. Come on and join us for the very best of everything Doors 7.30 pm Music and dance 9.00 pm

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Psychfolk Quadrangle

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

An evening of psychedelic folk from various corners of the world: B'ee (In Gowan Ring (usa)) Trappist Afterland (australia) David Colohan (United Bible Studies (ireland)) Head South By Weaving w/ Alison O'Donnell (Mellow Candle, Flibbertigibbet, United Bible Studies (uk / ireland))

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Kamao Trio

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Fronted by singer and guitarist Jean de Talhouet, this trio version of the band includes Johnny Woodham on trumpet and Joseph Costi on piano. The repertoire ranges from hot swinging jazz featuring captivating virtuoso improvisations, to traditional manouche songs, django reihnardt compositions, as well as original compositions. A sensitive and lively approach to Django's legacy.

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Folklaw

on Fri, 30 Mar 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Kevin Dempsey

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

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Micky Greaney & Rachel Mayfield

on Fri, 30 Mar 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Two of Birmingham's Best-loved singer songwriters will be appearing together for an evening of performance and collaboration. Mickey Greaney performing his first full show for three years and Rachel Mayfield who recently began releasing work on the Iron Man Records Label; Unmissable

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Sophia Marshall + Howard Rose

on Fri, 30 Mar 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Formerly of the Americana duo The HaveNots - Cooking Vinyl Records. SOPHIA MARSHALL's gloriously sad ballads and strong sultry vocal performances reach out across genres to break any listener's heart, whilst her more upbeat numbers will put smiles on faces and set toes tapping. She has even been known to reinterpret the occasional old HaveNots song. Sophia swoops and soars a la Stevie Nicks while tearing at the guts of the song in an awesome vocal performance Americana-uk.com Marshall's larynx is somewhere between Emmylou Harris and Hope Sandoval. Heartening stuff. Uncut Magazine -------------------------------------------------- HOWARD ROSE... with his new band Colour Colour Most recently inspired by the likes of Sharon Jones, Charles Bradley and Father John Misty, Howard Rose is looking to bring classic songwriting together with the new classic soul sound now dominating the US. Favourably compared to Alabama Shakes and Wilco, Howard Rose is bringing together an unmistakably exciting and refreshing take on modern soul rock and roll.

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Jack Harris / Paul Mosley

on Fri, 30 Mar 2018 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

Welsh singer songwriter Jack Harris was the youngest ever winner of the Kerrville Folk Festival's 'New Folk' Award in 2005 (previous winners include Gillian Welch and Anais Mitchell). He has also been the recipient of an EFDSS creative bursary for songwriting. His songs take a compassionate look at things both common and uncommon, and see them differently. They are literate, curious songs, often in character, always intriguing. His third full length album, 'The Wide Afternoon', assembles 11 new songs, rooted in folk and blues traditions, telling real and imagined stories in a husky, intimate vocal accompanied by excellent, fluid guitar picking. "A priest of song" - Anais Mitchell "Powerful, poetic melodies" ***** - The Guardian "A natural, captivating songwriting talent" 10/10 - The Telegraph ***** Paul Mosley - is a singer/songwriter and composer, 10 years and 7 albums into a slightly bonkers career taking in festivals from Glastonbury to Green Man, commissions from an Icelandic Farmers choirs and Danish Puppet Theare, touring with everyone from Shane MacGowan to Neko Case and Ron Sexsmith, his own 5 star folk opera 'The Butcher' starring chart star Jamie Lawson and BBC Folk Award winner Josienne Clarke and Albums Of The Year from BBC6Music and Resonance.fm. 'Wonderful, these songs really do soar and Mosley's slightly mad scheme really succeeds' Americana UK 'Astonishing, brings to mind West Coast Americana and hazy, dreamy 70's folk pop' The Daily Country 'Beautiful, intimate and affecting. This is great modern folk writing ****' R2 'A darkened folk masterpiece ****' The Quietus 'Sometimes disturbing magic realist folk pop. Excellent ****' Q Magazine 'What a voice!' Jools Holland

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Emily Maguire

on Sat, 31 Mar 2018 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

A classically-trained multi-instrumentalist with five albums and two books to her name, Emily Maguire is truly a talent to be reckoned with (RnR Magazine), her strong, thought-provoking lyrics, supremely expressive vocals and stunning live performances winning her fans across the globe. After living in a recycled shack in the Australian bush where she made her first two albums, Emily returned to the UK to tour with American legend Don McLean and make her third album Believer, a 'masterpiece' according to Maverick Magazine, with two singles playlisted on Radio 2. Her much-anticipated fourth album, Bird Inside A Cage, released in 2013, was a bold departure from her previous recordings, while still retaining all the underlying trademarks of her emotive, lyric-rich songs. As an advocate for mental health, Emily has been featured several times on Radio 4 including Woman's Hour, Loose Ends and Midweek, where she was interviewed by Libby Purves talking about her book Start Over Again, a deeply personal account of her experiences of living with bipolar disorder. After 2 years out of action, Emily published a new book Notes From The North Pole and in 2017 released her hauntingly beautiful fifth album A Bit Of Blue to critical acclaim.

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Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker

on Sat, 31 Mar 2018 at Manchester Gullivers 7:30pm

With the release of Overnight, Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker have brought us an album of wonder and depth. The classic quality of these songs, the meticulous beauty of the arrangements, the blanket-warm production and perfect pairing of exquisite vocals and virtuosic guitar is the culmination of everything these idiosyncratically talented musicians have been working towards since they first met. For Rough Trade founder Geoff Travis, Josienne and Ben's 2014 album Nothing Can Bring Back The Hour quickly became his favourite record of the year. Bringing them to the label was a way of ensuring their unique music could continue to bloom and also reach a much wider set of ears. Overnight will be the duo's first album to be released in the US, with a tour to follow. In an interview with the Guardian, Geoff described Josienne and Ben as 'a sublime and important act'. Despite being entirely self-financed, self-produced, self-arranged and released on the Folk Room label they co-run, Nothing Can Bring Back The Hour brought Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker an extraordinary and unexpected amount of attention. They won Best Duo at the 2015 BBC Folk Awards a major achievement at any stage of an artist's career. And their ovation-stirring rendition of the traditional ballad The Banks of The Sweet Primroses at the televised awards ceremony prompted 6 Music DJ Cerys Matthews to invite them to appear in Timberlake Wertenbaker's Our Country's Good at the National Theatre. Josienne and Ben were incredibly honoured (and not a little daunted) to perform two original compositions in the production. The Financial Times review of the play said 'Josienne Clarke sings like a haunted angel'. While much of their music is characterised by lush chamber ensemble orchestrations, what truly sets them apart is the combination of Josienne's divinely nuanced, emotionally affecting voice and Ben's intricately expressive, adroit guitar technique. They cite Sandy Denny, June Tabor, Nic Jones and Pierre Bensusan as respective influences but theirs is a captivating sound that's all their own. Although Ben Walker (who grew up in Worcestershire) studied classical guitar from childhood and Josienne Clarke (from West Sussex) is a classical music degree dropout, both are keen to stress that they're 'bog standard comprehensive school kids' who didn't benefit from a conservatoire education. The elegance and sophistication of their music comes entirely from their own discipline, rigour and craft. To emphasise the point, Josienne has been known to quip: 'We're not posh, just pretentious!' This self-deprecating humour is key to their much-loved live shows. Given Josienne's often devastatingly sad and poetic lyrics, and the frequently death and doom-laden nature of the songs they interpret, she feels it's only fair to lighten the mood. The misery, mirth and sheer beauty of their performances has taken them to such auspicious stages as Cambridge Folk Festival, Bristol's Colston Hall and London's Purcell Rooms. A far cry from the pub backrooms and sparsely attended acoustic nights where they began. The way this duo inhabit songs that are sometimes centuries old, making them personal and present again, while also pricking the heart with their own tales of everyday love and loss makes the music of Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker a rare and precious thing.

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Lady Maisery In Concert

on Sat, 31 Mar 2018 at Cumbria Staveley Village Hall 8:00pm

Lady Maisery will be appearing at Staveley Village Hall on Easter Saturday, March 31st, 8pm 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

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Big Mamma's Door

on Sat, 31 Mar 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Regulars on the London blues scene, and fronted by the ballsy vocals of Fiona McElroy, Big Mamma's Door play an eclectic mix of swinging blues from the 20s-50s. "The audience was wowed by the sheer personality of Fiona as a performer, the artistry of the guitarist and the musical excellence of the rest of the band." Blues in Britain "The crowd had no choice but to enjoy things enormously..." Blues in London "Excellent band...her smoky/laid-back voice does the risqué blues-with-soul stuff with a vengeance." Blues in the South

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Errol Linton's Blues Band

on Sat, 31 Mar 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Three times winner of 'UK Blues Harmonica Player of the year', Errol Linton plays eclectic British blues, but with a nod to his Carribbean heritage. Errol Linton carries the legacy of Little Walter and Sonny Boy Williamson into the twenty first century, moving the genre forward by combining 50s Chicago blues with gentle Jamaican reggae rhythms. He has been featured on radio and TV and his two albums have become British blues milestones, regularly spun on the radio by Andy Kershaw and Paul Jones, and his band was rated by the late Charlie Gillett as one of the UK's greatest live bands. In the words of the late John Walters Errol is as good a Harmonica player as anyone can reasonably hope to become, he is the real Deal. Errol will be accompanied by Adam Blake on guitar and Lance Rose on double bass.

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Little Red

on Sat, 31 Mar 2018 at Oxford Wheatsheaf 8:20pm

A modern folk extravaganza from Gappy Tooth, featuring Oxford's premier dark folk story tellers Little Red, in an unseen new quintet line-up, traditional roots and story-telling songs from Kiva, and elegant acoustic songsmithery from Bristol's A Different Thread. Up to date info, links and what not at www.gappytooth.com

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Edgelarks (philip Henry & Hannah Martin)

on Sat, 31 Mar 2018 at South Molton George Hotel;'' 7:30pm

Edgelarks fly in on the tailwind of BBC award winning duo Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin. The new band name comes with a new project, that takes the roots of their previous work, from the traditional musics of the British Isles to Indian classical slide guitar to the stomping roots party of Phil's beatbox harmonica; adds a strong stem of original writing; and runs wilder with each repeat play.

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Nubreeze Live Showcase

on Sat, 31 Mar 2018 at London Arch 1 Members Club 9:00pm

Exclusive Live Showcase comes to the Arch1 club featuring Rocksteady songstress Lady Lex (Peckings) plus support Roots warrior Aqua Levi all backed by the NUBREEZE band who made their debut at The Arch seven years ago!..so this is a night not to be missed! A journey through Reggae music unlike no other.

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Ol' Man Rhythm Presents Jake Vegas And The Black Diamonds + Ben Hemming

on Sat, 31 Mar 2018 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of Rhythm'n'Blues, Chicago Blues and Americana at Jamboree... Jake Vegas and The Black Diamonds are a sweet rocking rhythm'n'blues band with a swinging soul. Ben Hemming plays sweeping and beautiful Gothic Americana with a dark Blues soul.

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Dan Bern

on Sat, 31 Mar 2018 at London 100 Club 7:30pm

AGMP presents DAN BERN + Glenn Hodges Banned Dan Bern has released eighteen albums and built a loyal following based on prodigious touring. Since 2007, Dan Bern has also focused his talent and sharp wit on writing songs for movies and other projects. He composed over a dozen songs for the Judd Apatow spoof-biopic "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story" and composed songs included in Apatow's "Get Him to the Greek," starring Russell Brand. Dan Bern wrote "Swing Set," a duet with Emmylou Harris, for the off Broadway production of "Family Week" directed by Jonathan Demme and wrote the title song for Demme's documentary "Jimmy Carter: Man From Plains." In 2007, his album "Breathe" won Best Folk/Singer-Songwriter at the Sixth Annual Independent Music Awards. He has toured with Marshall Crenshaw, Ani DiFranco, and John C. Reilly's country-infused band.

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Toss The Feathers

on Sat, 31 Mar 2018 at Manchester Chorlton Irish Club 8:30am

The amazing Toss The Feathers are back at the Chorlton Irish this Easter Weekend. Join us on 3lst March for one of out favourite nights of the year. Tickets are priced £15 plus booking fee and are available from this site by clicking register, on wegottickets.com or from the club. There will also be some on the door for £17 Please be aware this is a standing only event.

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Folk In Adur - A Radio Lewes Live Event In Conjunction With Folk In The Chapel

on Sun, 1 Apr 2018 at Lewes Westgate Chapel 4:00pm

A charity fundraiser featuring Folk In Adur see https://www.facebook.com/Folk-In-Adur-1140945055986761/ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13PLGefeBfA

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Henri Herbert: Album Launch

on Sun, 1 Apr 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- The Youtube piano sensation returns to The Green Note to launch his new album "BOOGIE WOOGIE PIANO", which sees Henri Herbert returning to his blues roots with 10 rocking piano instrumentals. After extensive touring around the UK, Europe, USA and Canada both solo and with his band "Henri Herbert and The Fury", performances at SXSW and Cincinnati Blues Festival, Henri has firmly established himself as an electrifying live act and accomplished songwriter. Strongly influenced by the greats Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson and Jerry Lee Lewis and equally at ease with a pounding boogie or a soulful jazz standard, Herbert has amassed an incredible 16 million hits on Youtube for his performance at St Pancras train station..prepare for boogie detonation! "Henri Herbert is a master of his art" - Ged Babey, Louder Than War "Like Jools Holland possessed by Jerry Lee Lewis and The Devil Himself" - Jon Aizlewood, London Evening Standard

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Rue Royale

on Sun, 1 Apr 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Husband and wife songwriting team Ruth and Brookln Dekker, now based in Nottingham, produce indie folk musings. Having tied the knot years earlier, Brookln and Ruth Dekker came together musically in 2006 in their then home city of Chicago, inspired by the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Radiohead, Grandaddy, John Martyn, Jose Gonzalez and Elbow. They called themselves Rue Royale. We wrestled with the idea of starting a band together for some time, admits Brookln. It's proven transformative. 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. Having worked with a couple of small indie labels, Rue Royale have largely worked in a DIY fashion. Between tours the couple rustled up a cottage industry at their new home in Nottingham. Together they printed, snipped, sewed and stuffed over 10,000 Rue Royale CDs, including 500 pre-orders for their second album 'Guide To An Escape' which they issued independently in 2011. 'Guide To An Escape' was picked up by Sinnbus who re-released it in March 2012. The album featured the single Halfway Blind which got repeat plays on BBC 6Music by the likes of Gideon Coe when released as a limited edition seven inch. In 2013, the duo successfully completed a Kickstarter campaign for their third album 'Remedies Ahead'. Released by Sinnbus, Remedies Ahead' was well received internationally with radio play across the European continent.

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" An Evening With Hannah Aldridge"

on Sun, 1 Apr 2018 at Hughenden Valley The Harrow 7:00pm

UNKNOWN LEGENDS PRESENTS ! " AN EVENING WITH HANNAH ALDRIDGE". FROM MUSCLE SHOALS ALABAMA,PLAYING SONGS FROM HER TWO CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ALBUMS.

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

on Sun, 1 Apr 2018 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

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

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Kirsty Law

on Mon, 2 Apr 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kirsty Law is an innovative young vocalist and song-maker based in Edinburgh. The mainstay of Law's musical education came from learning traditional ballads and Scots folk songs. Today she draws on this rich tradition in her own composition, often writing in a 'patchwork' style, layering and combining traditional and original melodies, poems and text. Working with artists of different mediums is the lifeblood of her work - performing alongside poets, storytellers and sound artists as well as responding to the work of contemporary visual artists. 'A rich Scots voice... deceptively simple, beautiful composition.' fROOTS Magazine

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Trappist Afterland, Nigel Mazlyn Jones + Keith Christmas

on Mon, 2 Apr 2018 at Totnes Dartmouth Inn 7:00pm

AN EVENING OF PSYCHEDELIC FOLK AT THE DARTMOUTH INN, TOTNES... Nigel Mazlyn Jones and Keith Christmas join Australian psych-folk band, Trappist Afterland, at the Dartmouth Inn, on the southwesterly leg of their UK tour. + DJ Simon Norfolk (Sunstone Records) Doors open at 7pm Trappist Afterland: "With lyrical explorations delving into Gnosticism, Christian mysticism and other esoteric themes, Trappist still manage to keep their music firmly grounded in the present while maintaining a timeless quality..." https://trappistafterland.bandcamp.com/ Nigel Mazlyn Jones: Masterful 12 string guitarist weaving entrancing sounds with poignant songs and interesting tales. Well known on the live and festival circuits including Glastonbury main stage he has written and performed for radio and TV and toured as guest with bands like Barclay James Harvest, Renaissance and Camel. MOJO "There is complexity to his approach edged with brittle beauty, joy of living pervades often rainbow lit." Keith Christmas: Keith is perhaps best known for playing guitar on David Bowie's 'Space Oddity' album and appearing at the first Glastonbury festival. With an impressive discography, his first album, 'Stimulus' (1969), is highly sought after by collectors all over the world. He has toured with and supported bands such as Frank Zappa, Hawkwind, Captain Beefheart, Ten Years After, The Who, and King Crimson (just to name a few)

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Lisbee Stainton

on Tue, 3 Apr 2018 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

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

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Jess Klein

on Tue, 3 Apr 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Over a career that spans more than a decade and a half and has won her a devoted worldwide fan base, Jess Kleinwho possesses what Mojo magazine calls one of those voices you want to crawl up close to the speakers to listen to has pursued a remarkable creative evolution that's seen her dig ever deeper for resonant emotional insights, while continuing to refine her eloquently melodic, effortlessly accessible songcraft. Jon Pareles of The New York Times calls her a songwriter with a voice of unblinking tenacitywho finds parables in the everyday and also finds humanity behind the archetypal. The Rochester, NY native who now calls Hillsborough, NC her home began writing songs as a college student in Kingston, Jamaica, and is known for staking out brave lyrical and musical territory with such albums as Wishes Well Disguised (1998), Draw Them Near (2000), Strawberry Lover (2005), City Garden (2006), Bound to Love (2009), Behind A Veil (2012) and Learning Faith (2014) which Folk Radio UK calls Unquestionably the finest album of her impressive career. Before moving to North Carolina, Jess spent eight years soaking up the live music culture of Austin, TX. Bootleg (2015) Jess's live, full band album captures the dynamism of Jess onstage, backed by some of Austin's top players. Jess was named a 2015 Finalist in the highly regarded Kerrville New Folk Competition.

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Kirsty Law Presents Young Night Thought, The New Audiovisual Album Project On Tour

on Tue, 3 Apr 2018 at Oxford Modern Art 7:00pm

Young Night Thought is a brand new audio-visual album project backed by Creative Scotland. Written collaboratively alongside a painter and a filmmaker , the project seeks to explore the concept of the 'inner child' through the lens of Scottish folklore. Kirsty law will be accompanied by Esther Swift (Twelfth Day) on pedal harp/harmonies and Owen Curtis Williams (Withered Hand, Eagleowl, Rob St John, The Pictish Trail) on drum kit. The trio will perform contemporary folk/original songs inspired by the Scottish tradition. As part of this exciting performance at Modern Art Oxford there will also be a short film by filmmaker Daniel Warren (director of film elements at Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony} Support from superb singer/songwriter Jeremy Allen Tickets £7.50 plus booking fee- £10 on door

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Kris Barras Band

on Wed, 4 Apr 2018 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:00pm

Kris Barras is one of the UK's most exciting Blues-Rock Guitarists. His blend of soul-wrenching melodies with blistering technique has thrilled audiences worldwide for the past 13 years. The band's unique mix of foot-stomping riffs and catchy tunes have made them one of the 'must-see' Blues bands of 2017-18.Having played festivals such as Rambling Man and on the bill for next year's HRH the future is bright. His latest album hit number 2 in the Amazon Blues Charts and number 3 in the iTunes charts, within the first week of release; behind only Joe Bonamassa and Seasick Steve. Bluesdoodles wrote: "An album that will never gather dust on the shelf"  8/10  

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Kris Barras Band

on Wed, 4 Apr 2018 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:00pm

Kris Barras is one of the UK's most exciting Blues-Rock Guitarists. His blend of soul-wrenching melodies with blistering technique has thrilled audiences worldwide for the past 13 years. The band's unique mix of foot-stomping riffs and catchy tunes have made them one of the 'must-see' Blues bands of 2017-18.Having played festivals such as Rambling Man and on the bill for next year's HRH the future is bright. His latest album hit number 2 in the Amazon Blues Charts and number 3 in the iTunes charts, within the first week of release; behind only Joe Bonamassa and Seasick Steve. Bluesdoodles wrote: "An album that will never gather dust on the shelf"  8/10  

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The Gigspanner Big Band

on Wed, 4 Apr 2018 at Bristol St Helens Church, Alveston 7:30am

Very special concert featuring Gigspanner and augmented by Philip Henry and Hannah Martin. This is a rare occasion where these two sets of dazzling performers get together and you can guarantee that sparks will fly. This performance is one in a very short tour of 6 events and is likely to be the most intimate setting that you will see this jaw dropping musical extravaganza.

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The Iona Fyfe Trio

on Wed, 4 Apr 2018 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Aberdeenshire folksinger, Iona Fyfe, has become one of Scotland's finest young ballad singers, rooted deeply in the singing traditions of North East of Scotland. At nineteen years old, Iona has established a strong voicing of place in her repertoire and was a nominee for Scots Singer of the Year at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards. A finalist in the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2017, Iona has been described as one of the best that Scotland has to offer. (Global-Music.de). East, her debut 6-track EP encapsulating North East folksong was received with great acclaim. Hailing from Huntly, Iona draws inspiration from source and revivalist singers and is a fine interpreter of traditional folksong in a contemporary yet sympathetic manner. Iona's style spans into several folksong idioms and led her to win The Molloy Award at Birmingham Irish Trad Fest in 2017. Iona has competed in the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award and has performed at venues such as The Music Hall Aberdeen, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, the Mitchell Theatre and most recently The Royal Albert Hall in London. With her band, Iona has performed at high profile festivals throughout the UK from Orkney Folk Festival to Sark Folk Festival and others such as Celtic Connections, Stonehaven Folk Festival and Folkest International Folk Festival in Italy. Iona is currently working on her debut album, which is set for release at Celtic Connections in 2018.

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Where We're Bound, Show Of Hands, 2018 Uk Tour

on Wed, 4 Apr 2018 at Chagford Jubilee Hall 7:30pm

Show of Hands UK tour for Spring 2018 starts in Chagford , Jubilee Hall on Wednesday the 4th April @8 p.m

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A Tribute To Sandy Denny (the Julie July Band)

on Wed, 4 Apr 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

The Julie July Band return to play a heartfelt tribute to the great singer-songwriter Sandy Denny. From dreamy acoustic melodies to driving progressive folk-rock, she is described as the "pre-eminent British Folk-Rock singer" and considered the founder of the British Folk Rock movement. In her brief career, she left a legacy of beautiful, haunting original and traditional compositions. Richard Thompson called her "the greatest artist of her generation. Supporting The July July Band is Colin Pitts who has gained a reputation for writing songs that sometimes make you think, sometimes make you laugh and sometimes just make you feel good. He is deservedly well known for his songs about the Vale of Evesham both past and present.

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The Shackleton Trio

on Wed, 4 Apr 2018 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Sparky, charismatic and intensely assured fRoots "An excellent debut album" ★★★★ R2 Magazine A hugely talented lass Mike Harding The Shackleton Trio (formerly The Georgia Shackleton Trio) return to the Cumberland with the launch of their second studio album 'Farm, Fen and Deadly Water'. Play an exciting blend of Americana, folk and self-penned material The Shackleton Trio are instrumentally influenced by British, American and Scandinavian folk traditions, with a regional twist from their native East Anglia. The trio features fiddle player Georgia Shackleton teaming up with guitar powerhouse Aaren Bennett and mandolin ace Nic Zuppardi. Together they have toured the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands, appeared at Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Towersey Festival, Broadstairs Folk Week, Folk East, and concert halls and folk clubs across the UK.

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Andy Irvine

on Thu, 5 Apr 2018 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 5:30pm

For more than 40 years, Andy has been a world music pioneer and icon for traditional music and musicians. Founder member of bands such as Sweeney's Men, Planxty, Patrick Street, Mozaik, and now Usher's Island he has been hailed as 'a tradition in himself' (Irish Press). Musician, singer and songwriter, few others can equal his repertoire: Irish traditional songs, dexterous Balkan dance tunes, and a compelling canon of his own material that defies description.

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Roisin Ban

on Thu, 5 Apr 2018 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

This Yorkshire-based Celtic folk band now comprises Steve Lacey (guitar, mandolin, banjo), Chris Dyson (fiddle), Paddy Heffron (melodeon, sean nos dance) and our old friend Gordon Tyrrall (guitar, flute, vocals). We look forward to a night of beautifully performed mainly traditional songs and tunes from Ireland, Scotland, England and Brittany.

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Roisin Ban

on Thu, 5 Apr 2018 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

This Yorkshire-based Celtic folk band now comprises Steve Lacey (guitar, mandolin, banjo), Chris Dyson (fiddle), Paddy Heffron (melodeon, sean nos dance) and our old friend Gordon Tyrrall (guitar, flute, vocals). We look forward to a night of beautifully performed mainly traditional songs and tunes from Ireland, Scotland, England and Brittany.

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Brooke Sharkey

on Thu, 5 Apr 2018 at Manchester The Castle Hotel 7:30pm

London-based singer-songwriter Brooke Sharkey was raised between France and England. Since her return to the UK she has release two EPs and a full-length album (2012's One Dress), and has just released her second album Wandering Heart independently in the UK. This album is a selection of songs written about the last three years of her life spent travelling, playing shows, busking and tells stories of people, places and delves into alternative ways of loving and its struggles. Her tracks Your Tomorrow and Bottletop Blues have been played on BBC Radio 2, 6 Music and BBC Scotland, and have captured the attention of The Guardian, Loud and Quiet magazine, Acoustic Magazine and Maverick Magazine. She has supported artists such as Ben Watt and recently opened for French artist Tété at Cafe de la Dance in Paris. With a vocal style that switches effortlessly between lithely melodic and fiery, set against a deeply atmospheric musical backdrop, comparisons with the likes of Kate Bush, Ane Brun and Cat Power are inevitable. Brooke featured in 'The future 50' article in the Guardian in late 2016 as an independent artist to watch. She produces her own music and collaborates with band members based in and around East London. 'File her under folk if you have to, but her distinctive sound and strong narrative skills bring to mind Regina Spektor, French chanteuses such as Juliette Greco or even Tom Waits. The sparse fragility of Sharkey's music and her intimate delivery mean that it gives up its charms slowly, but very surely' the Guardian

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Ewan Mclennan @ The Old Abbey Taphouse

on Thu, 5 Apr 2018 at Manchester Old Abbey Taphouse 7:30pm

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Dean Owens

on Thu, 5 Apr 2018 at East Grinstead The Dorset Arms 7:30pm

Celtic spirit, Country soul Dean Owens is one Scotland's finest singer/songwriters. Armed with a searingly soulful voice, skillfully crafted stories and memorably heart-twisting melodies, he is a compelling and engaging live performer, with an emotional hurricane of stories and songs. His band. In September 2017 he became the first Scottish musician to officially showcase at the prestigious Americanafest in Nashville. His visit included a guest spot with the Mavericks at their allstar show at the Basement East and a mention in Rolling Stone. His new album, released in January 2018 "Southern Wind" is receiving rave reviews and much airplay on National radio. Glowing 4 STAR review in MOJO Magazine for Southern Wind Owens hits a sweet spot delivers straight and true on his self proclaimed Celtic spirit, country soul 4 STARS from Country Music Magazine a rousing vulnerability that at times recalls Richard Ashcroft 5 STARS from Country Music People - Owens' talent borders on genius A List Local artists Nowhere To Hide will open the show.

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Marcus Bonfanti & The Delta Duo

on Thu, 5 Apr 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

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

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Ags Connolly

on Thu, 5 Apr 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Having attempted to write songs for years, Ags found the confidence to take it seriously after attending a workshop with Nashville super-musician Darrell Scott. Since then he's built a reputation as an inspired songwriter at major festivals and as a constant presence on the touring circuit. As well as regular headline solo shows, Ags has also undertaken a southern-states US tour with a full band. Ags' influences come essentially from hardcore country songwriters like David Allan Coe, Johnny Paycheck and Dale Watson. However, he also takes major singer-songwriter influences from the likes of Guy Clark, Loudon Wainwright III and Chris Knight. The debut album 'How About Now' was released in February 2014, receiving rave reviews including being named 'Album of the Month' in Country Music People magazine who described him as the closest we've ever come to an English Willie Nelson. The album was also heralded as a masterpiece by Maverick magazine. In 2016, Country Music People magazine named the song 'When Country Was Proud' as one of the Top 50 country songs of the last 30 years. Ags' second album, 'Nothin' Unexpected', was released in February 2017. Its release led Country Music People magazine to declare him the best singer-songwriter in the country field that this country has ever turned out and John Godfrey from The Troubador Show to label it the best country album to come out of the UK from the best ever UK country artist.

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Korby Lenker

on Thu, 5 Apr 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Long East Nashville resident Korby Lenker was born in Idaho on the Snake River Canyon, about a mile from Evel Knieval's failed motorcycle jump of the 1970s. His smart, heartfelt, quirky songs have won several songwriting awards, including the prestigious Rocky Mountain Folks Festival song competition (past winners include Gregory Alan Isakov and Deb Talan of the Weepies). Korby plays several instruments and his shows are as funny as they are moving. His first book, Medium Hero, was released in 2015 to warm reviews from such variegated sources as Tim O'Brien, Steve Wozniak, and Kirkus Reviews.

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A Celebration Of Simon And Garfunkel

on Thu, 5 Apr 2018 at Longton Methodist Church 12:50pm

Introducing singer songwriters Tim Chu and Ian Bailey performing "A Celebration of Simon & Garfunkel" as part of the KTB Music Lunchtime Recital Series. ​Together they blend in their own unique way without falling into the tribute act category. There will be just two great musicians performing some of Simon and Garfunkel's classic songs in an intimate and relaxed way. Event begins at 1.00pm. For more information please ring Katy 01772933042. Light lunches provided by The Village Teapot available from £2.

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The Washboard Resonators Play Cafe#9!!

on Thu, 5 Apr 2018 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

Those magnificent men The Washboard Resonators return to Cafe#9 for the umpteenth time!!!

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South Island Son

on Thu, 5 Apr 2018 at Manchester The Soup Kitchen 7:00pm

We're delighted to be helping South Island Son launch their debut EP! Setting up home in Manchester's Northern Quarter, the South Island Son boys have had a busy nine months in office. Since their debut sell out gig, the band have been busy picking up airplay on BBC 6 Music and BBC Introducing, and touring in France following their single Down The Slopes as well as cropping up at festivals during the summer. Melding the finest in folk-rock and the sunshine the North West never sees, once described as 'Fleet Foxes on holiday', the quartet are for fans of big shirts and Docs. With their debut label release for Sideways Saloon Recording Company, Slipping Away - the lead track from their debut EP - sees the group embrace their love of short, well-crafted pop songs to be filed next to Whitney, Homeshake and Girl Ray.

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Chris Farlowe With Miller Anderson & Bob Brookes

on Fri, 6 Apr 2018 at Henfield Henfield Hall 7:30pm

IT IS WITH GREAT REGRET WE HAVE TO ANNOUNCE THAT CHRIS FARLOWE WILL BE UNABLE TO ATTEND THIS EVENT OWING TO A BROKEN ARM AND COLLARBONE.HOWEVER, THE EVENT WILL STILL GO AHEAD ON A FUTURE DATE TBC IN APRIL/MAY. ALL TICKETS WILL BE HONOURED FOR THE NEW DATE. MANY APOLOGIES BOB BROOKES NEW DATE CONFIRMED: FRIDAY 6th APRIL Voodoo Kitchen in collaboration with The Henfield Club & Henfield Guild present: British blues legend Chris Farlowe joins veteran of Woodstock Miller Anderson and Sussex Desperate Dan Band frontman Bob Brookes for an evening of Blues Rnb and Gospel in an intimate 200 seater venue( So get your tickets quick) those of you who know of Chris Farlowe will remember 'Out of Time' & 'Handbags and Gladrags' Chris Farlowe moved to Andrew Loog Oldham's Immediate label and recorded eleven singles, five of which were cover versions of Rolling Stones songs including "Paint It, Black", "Think", "Ride On, Baby", "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction", and "Out of Time", which reached no. 1 (1966) in the UK Singles Chart.[1] He recorded four more singles, the best known of which is Mike d'Abo's "Handbags and Gladrags".[2] and "My Way Of Giving", a cover of a Small Faces album track written by Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane. Miller Anderson Apart from pursuing his own solo career, he was a member of the Keef Hartley Band. Other groups Anderson has been associated with are; the Spencer Davis Group, Broken Glass, The Dukes, Mountain, Savoy Brown, T.Rex and Chicken Shack.[1] In early 2006, he joined The British Blues Quintet with Maggie Bell, Zoot Money, Colin Hodgkinson and Colin Allen. In the Spring of 2016 Miller returned to the studio and in July 2016 released a new album of 12 original tracks " Through The Mill " Bob Brookes Along with The Desperate Dan Band Bob has worked with and supported some of the most credible names in the business, either collectively or individually - people like Paul McCartney, Jools Holland, Elton John, Leo Sayer to name but a few - having had in the line-up at one time or another such people as Dave Mattacks (Fairport, Mary Chapin-Carpenter), Rest of the band that night are: Jim Barr / Bass Frazer Wigg/ Keyboards Marianne Hiller-Brook / Drums & Percussion The trio take to the stage at 8.30pm Doors 7.30pm More information at www.voodookitchen.co.uk Licensed Bar

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Gitta De Ridder

on Fri, 6 Apr 2018 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

The Big Comfy Bookshop proudly presents the award winning acoustic evening 'Comfy & Acoustic'. Intimate performances from the best UK (and beyond) musicians covering folk, Americana, singer-songwriters and roots. Gitta de Ridder Anglo-Dutch singer and songwriter Gitta de Ridder sings things as they are. The simplicity of her song-writing leaving the space for her heart-filled vocals to purvey the words in their purest form. Inspired by modern folk artists such as Anais Mitchell and Iron & Wine she has been playing and releasing her songs since late 2014 which led to appearances on Dutch national TV and Radio and support from BBC introducing and several local stations in the UK. An engaging lady who has the ability to mesmerise and draw an audience into the magical world of her songs. A world full of feeling, warmth, kindness, honesty, joy and sadness. Her folk­pop songs with beautifully poetic but also conversational lyrics go straight to the heart and are performed on a bed of warm finger-­picked guitar topped by a voice full of character and emotion. Ferris & Sylvester Ferris & Sylvester are a London based duo made up of Issy Ferris and Archie Sylvester. The two met as solo musicians, battling through the carnage that is London's vibrant music scene and started writing together. In early 2016, Ferris & Sylvester's thoughtfully crafted song writing caught the ear of legendary producer Youth (Paul McCartney/The Verve/ Crowded House). The pair recorded their first record 'The Yellow Line EP' with Youth in his Space Mountain Studios, Spain. With clear references in their catchy folk setup to the mid-60s sounds of NYC's Greenwich Village such as Bob Dylan and Simon & Garfunkel, the duo also sit firmly amongst contemporaries like Laura Marling and Ray Lamontagne. Their clever combination of Archie's blues influence and Issy's soft folk tone has created a distinctive genre of their own Laura Frances Laura Frances is a new and haunting voice, calling to mind artists such as Hope Sandoval and the classic Mazzy Star. A dark, baritone Joni Mitchell baring herself in her songs with a refreshing depth and brevity. She conjures mystical images in the vein of Leonard Cohen and delivers them under misty melodies from a world where everything is ethereal and half hidden. Stage Times Gitta de Ridder 9.45-10.30 Ferris & Sylvester 8.50-9.30 Laura Frances 8.00-8.35 The bookshop bar will be open serving hot and cold drinks, wine and beer plus snacks. No other food or drink to be brought into the premises. For details of the bookshop please visit www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk www.facebook.com/thebigcomfybookshop www.twitter.com/bigcomfybooks www.instagram.com/bigcomfybooks www.bigcomfysessions.com NOTE: If you are late you'll have to wait for the acts to finish their set/song to avoid interrupting the performance

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The Bob Dylan Story

on Fri, 6 Apr 2018 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

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The Bob Dylan Story

on Fri, 6 Apr 2018 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

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Stick In The Wheel

on Fri, 6 Apr 2018 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

East London five-piece folk band Stick In The Wheel are headed by singer Nicola Kearey, and guitarist/producer Ian Carter. Their debut From Here(2015) was fRoots magazine Album of the Year and a MOJO Folk Album of the Year, with four BBC Folk Award nominations since their inception in 2013. Known for Kearey's fierce, working-class delivery, this is culturally and politically switched on music, with the group being widely commended for their timely appraisal of English Folk, and their skill in telling stories through song that reconnect modern audiences to the past - drawing unexpected parallels between then and now. Their second album 'Follow Me True' is released on 26th January 2018. The songs within examine rituals and cycles, our inherent power to change ourselves and the world around us, the past repeating itself, ghosts and death, land and place, thieves and beggars. It continues to question the notion of what folk music is, and what it means in 2018. The new album expands the radical sound of their debut to include electronic and found sounds, using a broader sonic palette to create a greater depth full of layers and meaning, yet at the same time remaining totally connected with the tradition.

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The Tannahill Weavers

on Fri, 6 Apr 2018 at Ulverston Sports Club 7:45pm

As they approach their 50th anniversary, the Tannahill Weavers are one of Scotland's premier traditional bands. There diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs and original ballads and lullabies. Their music demonstrates to old and young alike the rich and varied musical heritage of the Celtic people. These versatile musicians have received worldwide accolades consistently over the years for their exuberant and humorous performances and outstanding efforts that seemingly can't get better yet continue to do just that.

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Julian Littman

on Fri, 6 Apr 2018 at Wigan The Old Courts 7:00pm

Acoustic Roots welcome Julian back to Acoustic Roots, this time on his own with his one man show "FolkSoulBrother" A member of folk rock pioneers Steeleye Span for the past six years, Julian Littman has been part of one of the band's most productive periods - not only revisiting the classic Now We Are Six record live but also helping shape the Wintersmith project with the late Terry Pratchett. It's a natural fit for Julian, who has played alongside some of the most famous names in British music over the years - including Gerry Rafferty, Pete Townsend, Dexys Midnight Runners, Richard & Linda Thompson and Barbara Dickson - as well as writing for artists such as Sheena Easton, Philip Bailey and Sister Sledge. A seasoned performer (his parallel acting career has seen him star in TV and film as well as the musicals Return To The Forbidden Planet and We Will Rock You) he has released two solo albums and is touring the live show. We welcome back Chris and Siobhan Nelson as our special guests.

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Ramon Goose

on Fri, 6 Apr 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Undoubtedly one of the most exciting and ground breaking contemporary blues artists, Ramon Goose is constantly looking to extend and expand his musical horizons. Having previously performed with the likes of Eric Bibb, Boo Boo Davis, Eric Burdon and Pee Wee Ellis, Ramon has been on a musical journey over the past few years discovering and channelling the sounds of Africa through his own unique filter. Long Road To Tiznit is the apotheosis of that journey, as old-school blues in the tradition of Skip James, John Lee Hooker and R.L. Burnside collide and meld with hypnotic grooves and melodies from the Sahara, telling stories of refugees and contrabandiers, danger and freedom. The album was written whilst travelling in Morocco where Ramon channelled the spirit of the desert into his music with mesmerizing effect. This can clearly be hear d on the classic track 'Marrakech Sunset', where Ramon also drew on influences as diverse as Davey Graham and Brian Jones; as well as 'Wandering Sheikh' where he was influenced by the female Berber singers and percussionists which he'd heard in traditional Moroccan ceremonies. Ramon first visited Africa on a musical project with Justin Adams and Julian Joseph where they visited Dakar in Senegal and worked with amazing local musicians. 'It w as a sort of epiphany,' he said. 'I'd never heard anything like it and it made me want to delve furth er into the melodies and rhythms I heard there.' He'd met and worked with the legendary Senegalese griot Diabel Cissokho, who taught him a great deal about his musical heritage and culture. Through these experiences Ramon hasdeveloped his very own style of playing, creating a blend of music that is infectious, heart-warmingand utterly intoxicating. The album features guest performances from Justin Adams (Robert Plant and The Sensational Shape Shifters) and Urdu singer Najma Akhtar. It was recorded in London using Ramon's own band and also in Marrakesh using local Berber musicians. The result is an album which blends global soundscapes by seamlessly combining rich melodies and hypnotic percussion with virtuoso blues guitar playing!

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The Fobo Jug Band

on Fri, 6 Apr 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

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

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Korby Lenker

on Fri, 6 Apr 2018 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Longtime East Nashville resident, Korby Lenker, returned to his native Idaho to record his 7th studio album Thousand Springs. Eschewing the standard recording studio, Lenker recorded his latest batch of songs in various places important to him as a child - the Snake River Canyon, Craters of the Moon, and in a small cabin north of Sun Valley. Letting the natural landscape set the tone, he recorded during the day and slept in a tent at night. Then, after laying down the guitar and vocal tracks, Korby took to the road, adding more than 30 artists to his dozen songs, including Critter Eldridge, Anthony Da Costa, Carrie Elkin, Angel Snow, Amy Speace, Matt the Electrician, and many others. The result is one of the most songular Americana recordings you will hear this year. Korby is the recipient of numerous songwriting awards - most recently a 1st place win at the 2016 Rocky Mountain Folk Festival Songwriters' contest (past alumni include Gregory Alan Isakov, Liz Longley and Deb Talan, to name just a few). In March, NPR Music premiered the song and video he wrote and performed with Nora Jane Struthers, 'Let's Just Have Supper', a warm-hearted song about tolerating political differences in an era of bitter division. Korby tours constantly logging more than 100 shows per year for the last five years and has shared the stage with Willie Nelson, Ray Lamontagne, Nickel Creek and many others. In addition to his musical creations, Korby is a published author. His collection of short stories, 'Medium Hero', came out December 2015 on Turner Publishing and received critical praise from such varied sources as National Book Award-winning author Tim O'Brien, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, and Kirkus Reviews. Containing snapshots and vignettes from his unusual life, Medium Hero is the written equivalent of his quirky, compelling music. 'One of the most striking things about seeing Lenker perform is his relationship with his guitar. He doesn't just play it, he becomes it - or, maybe, it becomes a part of him.' No Depression 'If you're looking for heartache, sincerity, passion and intelligence all in one musician's body of music, you will find that Korby Lenker is the guy for you.' - Music Connection

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Junco Shakers

on Fri, 6 Apr 2018 at Winchester The Hyde Tavern 8:00pm

Crafted on backbone of skiffle, swing,rhythm & blues Junco Shakers bring roots music alive with a mix of our own original songs and a tip of the hat to the past

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Gerry Colvin And The Ed Goodale Band

on Fri, 6 Apr 2018 at Midhurst The Memorial Hall; South Downs National Park Centre 7:00pm

A double header of superb music in the heart of the South Downs National Park. Folk-pop legend Gerry Colvin must be one of the most endearing and energetic musicians on the planet, just as much at home playing small clubs as he is supporting Status Quo on 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. A stellar musical CV includes co-writing with Alison Moyet, being a John Peel favourite with his 80's band Terry and Gerry (recently reformed), winning best band (with his band Colvinquarmby) at Fairport's Cropredy Festival as well as the Hancock Award for best live folk act. A Glastonbury stalwart, he has played several times and also acted as compere on more than one occasion. Ed Goodale is a young singer/songwriter from West Sussex, UK who has the 'gift' of Asperger's Syndrome. Ed's love of music and performance helped him to understand his condition and he interprets his view of life through his songs with thought provoking lyrics and catchy riffs and melodies. Along with brother Ollie on percussion, Ed has played extensively at gigs and festivals throughout the UK and Europe. He launched his third recording and first live album 'The Gift' at Glastonbury Festival 2017 with a set on the famous festival's Strummerville Stage.'The Gift' album is Ed & Ollie's set recorded at the biannual Marillion Weekend in Holland in March 2017. Other highlights in a packed 2017 schedule ranged from intimate gigs such as The Green Note, Camden through to a busy summer season including Henley Festival where Ed & Ollie were followed on stage by The Pet Shop Boys, a two hour show at the prestigious Canary Wharf Introducing sessions plus major festival slots at Wickham Festival, The Walled Garden Festival, South Downs Folk Festival and a stage headlining slot at Beverley Folk Festival. Ed & Ollie have recently been joined by a brace of Steve's on lead and bass guitar to lift Ed's music further still.

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Hannah Aldridge

on Fri, 6 Apr 2018 at Bedford Gordon Arms Ents Shed 8:00pm

Hannah Aldridge is the sort of artist that others hate and secretly wish they were; beautiful, gorgeous voiced and one hell of a song writer if you want it dark, and probably somebody will die, which I do. From Muscle Shoals, Alabama, she writes gothic roots noir that is brutal, yet delivered with a glint in her eye, a winning smile and a knife behind her back. A veritable star in the making - the future Queen of Southern Gothic. Americana UK

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Benjamin Bassford

on Fri, 6 Apr 2018 at Sheffield The Dorothy Pax 7:00pm

Benjamin launches his debut album

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Joana Serrat

on Fri, 6 Apr 2018 at Manchester Night People 7:30pm

Jezebel Music are delighted to welcome Joana Serrat back to Manchester, as she tours her wonderful new album, Dripping Springs. Special guest to be announced shortly. Joana Serrat For her fourth album in five years, Joana Serrat travelled from her home in Vic, Barcelona to the Texas Hill Country outside Austin. There she teamed up with Israel Nash at his Plum Creek Sound studio near the town of Dripping Springs. For the recording sessions Nash &Serrat corralled a stellar crew of musicians: Joey & Aaron McClellan, (Midlake, BNQT, John Grant, Israel Nash), Eric Swanson & Josh Fleischmann (Israel Nash), Dave Simonett (Trampled By Turtles) and Dennis Love (Futurebirds), as well as Nash himself providing additional guitar and backing vocals. Israel Nash produced the album, with Ted Young (Grammy award winner for The Rolling Stones) on engineering and mixing duties. It was no mean feat to gather all these creative talents and get them working together as a team, but as Israel Nash commented, it was very easy to work with Joana because she knows where she wants to go and she leads us all there. Joana's lyrics are brilliant. She uses images and colours to describe her songs and luckily that's the way we are used to working. Joey McClellan adds, her voice was our guide. The resulting album is unsurprisingly Joana Serrat's most Americana album to date. Mojo described her last album Cross The Verge as Mazzy Star guesting on an early Neil Young demo, but with Dripping Springs she has produced a far more rounded and polished piece of work. Serrat explains, it's an album that deals with farewells but is filled with an optimistic melancholy that doesn't isolate nor enclose the spirit and determination to realise our own dreams. It was a bold move by the young Catalan to cross the Atlantic to work with a bunch of American musicians that she had admired from afar but had never met. What she came away with is, however, nothing short of magnificent and should see Serrat building on her existing achievements which have included a BBC 6Music Recommends Track Of The Week - with Lauren Laverne commenting she's an amazing artist, an astonishing talent and I love her songwriting. Dripping Springs has been chosen one of the Best Albums of The Year at Another Country with Ricky Ross BBC Scotland and the Best Folk /Americana Albumof 2017 on magazine Mondo Sonoro. Within the last year, Joana has toured with The Jayhawks, NekoCas and The Handsome Family, played the main stage at Primavera Sound Festival, Paredes da Coura, Pop Montreal andEurosonic, showcased at SXSW(Austin, TX) andAmericanaFest 2017(Nashville, TN),and has been invited to London in January to showcase at Americana UK Fest 2018.

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Siobhan Miller (start Time 8pm)

on Fri, 6 Apr 2018 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Two-time winner of Scots Singer of the Year, Siobhan Miller is widely regarded as one of the foremost vocalists in Scotland. She has performed on Broadway, New York, and in 2014 was a guest singer with National Theatre of Scotland in their Alternative Burns production. A recipient of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, alongside Jeana Leslie with whom she went on to release two acclaimed albums. Nationwide television appearances and outings at many of the UK's major folk festivals illustrate just why she has been lauded as the finest young interpreter of Scots traditional song by Scotland on Sunday

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Siobhan Miller (start Time 8pm)

on Fri, 6 Apr 2018 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Two-time winner of Scots Singer of the Year, Siobhan Miller is widely regarded as one of the foremost vocalists in Scotland. She has performed on Broadway, New York, and in 2014 was a guest singer with National Theatre of Scotland in their Alternative Burns production. A recipient of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, alongside Jeana Leslie with whom she went on to release two acclaimed albums. Nationwide television appearances and outings at many of the UK's major folk festivals illustrate just why she has been lauded as the finest young interpreter of Scots traditional song by Scotland on Sunday

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Siobhan Miller (start Time 8pm)

on Fri, 6 Apr 2018 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Two-time winner of Scots Singer of the Year, Siobhan Miller is widely regarded as one of the foremost vocalists in Scotland. She has performed on Broadway, New York, and in 2014 was a guest singer with National Theatre of Scotland in their Alternative Burns production. A recipient of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, alongside Jeana Leslie with whom she went on to release two acclaimed albums. Nationwide television appearances and outings at many of the UK's major folk festivals illustrate just why she has been lauded as the finest young interpreter of Scots traditional song by Scotland on Sunday

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The Dovetail Trio

on Fri, 6 Apr 2018 at Guildford Institute 7:45pm

This will be The Dovetail Trio's second visit to the club. The coming together of these of three proven young talents (Matt Quinn, Rosie Hood and Jamie Roberts) went down a with their highly distinctive style and sound. They achieve so much with just concertina and guitar and their three voices but what capable and charismatic voices! There's a really thoughtful, imaginative quality to the trio's fresh-hued arrangements of songs of almost exclusively traditional origin, and this gives rise to a unique richness of vision and execution. Matt is a Newcastle Folk Degree alumnus and now a veteran of all manner of concert and ceilidh outfit, working for artists as diverse as Geckoes and Eliza Carthy). Rosie is an engaging Wiltshire singer and winner of the Fred Jordan Memorial. Jamie is one half of the multiple-award-winning duo Gilmore & Roberts

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The Dovetail Trio

on Fri, 6 Apr 2018 at Guildford Institute 7:45pm

This will be The Dovetail Trio's second visit to the club. The coming together of these of three proven young talents (Matt Quinn, Rosie Hood and Jamie Roberts) went down a with their highly distinctive style and sound. They achieve so much with just concertina and guitar and their three voices but what capable and charismatic voices! There's a really thoughtful, imaginative quality to the trio's fresh-hued arrangements of songs of almost exclusively traditional origin, and this gives rise to a unique richness of vision and execution. Matt is a Newcastle Folk Degree alumnus and now a veteran of all manner of concert and ceilidh outfit, working for artists as diverse as Geckoes and Eliza Carthy). Rosie is an engaging Wiltshire singer and winner of the Fred Jordan Memorial. Jamie is one half of the multiple-award-winning duo Gilmore & Roberts

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Band Of Holy Joy

on Fri, 6 Apr 2018 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:30pm

A night of beastly beatitude and other sonic deviances at the Ivy House in London. Come and join us at The Ivy House London's first co-operatively owned pub with the best back room and stage in London. Band Of Holy Joy make a long over due return to South London whilst welcoming Quarterlight down from the North East and looking forward to grooving with the house cats Pendennis, this will be all held together with our brilliant MC Richard Strange, who will be channeling his rogueish inner Donleavy spirit the whole night through. Come and join us for some good old bohemian beatnik post punk kicks...

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Martin Luther King Day

on Fri, 6 Apr 2018 at London Mycenae House 5:00pm

Martin Luther King Day: An evening of music, theatre and poetry to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King. Ticket price £7 online at www.wegottickets.com or £8 on the door 7.30-10.30 doors open at 7pm

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Vera Van Heeringen Trio

on Fri, 6 Apr 2018 at Misson Community Centre 7:30pm

Vera van Heeringen's debut album, Standing Tall, was released in 2012 and marked a change of direction after nearly five years of touring as part of the brilliantly comedic New Rope String Band. With influences firmly rooted across the Atlantic, Vera writes soulful songs and tunes with lyrics and delivery speaking straight to - and from - the heart. A highly skilled instrumentalist, she has long been recognised for her graceful yet gutsy guitar playing. In 2015 Vera released her second album, Proper Brew, which features a list of musicians who share her musical aesthetic, including Tim O'Brien, Dirk Powell, Rayna Gellert and Kris Drever. A third album is upcoming. It's unusual to find someone who's as good a songwriter as an instrumentalist, who brings the guitar to life in way that is entirely her own. Currently Vera tours with a solid acoustic trio compromising harmony king Dave Luke on guitar, vocals and mandolin. Dave has been the backbone of many hard working country bands and toured extensively with Nashville singer songwriter Gail Davies, playing the likes of the Grand Ole Opry. On double bass she's got record producer extraordinaire Andy Seward. Andy was part of folk superstar Kate Rusby's band as well as working with Eddi Reader, Richard Thompson and Andy Cutting. He currently plays with Martin Simpson and Brooks Williams.

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Jess Klein

on Fri, 6 Apr 2018 at Mylor Bridge Tremayne Hall 7:45pm

Folk Concert at Tremayne Hall Acclaimed U.S. singer/songwriter Jess Klein is coming to Tremayne Hall on FRIDAY 6TH APRIL 2018 as part of her upcoming U.K. tour. Mojo magazine tells us that Jess Klein possesses one of those voices you want to crawl up close to the speakers to listen to and a knack for writing songs described as fully realized, finely observed and deeply felt. Over a career that spans more than a decade and a half and that has won her a devoted worldwide fan base, Klein has pursued a remarkable creative evolution over a career spanning seven albums. Her most recent, 'Learning Faith', was named by Folk Radio UK as "unquestionably the finest album of her impressive career...". This will be her first ever visit to Cornwall and provides a rare opportunity to see her perform in this part of the country. Support on the night comes from Tennyson's Twin, the performance name of singer-songwriter Sarah Hayes who is based in Mylor. Her songs cover a range of different genres, including folk, ballads, blues, Americana and pop. Sarah will be previewing some songs from her forthcoming CD due to be released later this year. Tea, coffee and cake will be available on the night alcohol will not be served but you are welcome to bring your own. Tickets are £10 and available from Mylor Stores, wegottickets.com, or direct from Sarah on 01326 374277.

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Rm Hubbert

on Fri, 6 Apr 2018 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

MrWishyWashy presents Launderette Sessions Fancy staying over somewhere in Durham that's a little quirky? https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/19425847 http://www.oldcinemalaunderette.uk/retro-gig-venue https://www.facebook.com/LaunderetteSessions/ https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g190832-d6612072-Reviews-Old_Cinema_Launderette-Durham_County_Durham_England.html https://mobile.twitter.com/LaunderetteSess https://www.instagram.com/launderette_sessions/ Old Cinema Launderette is a mix of standing and seating. If you wish to be seated it is best to arrive early. Doors open at 7pm. If you have any special needs please advise us by email to mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com and we will do our very best to accommodate these. The launderette is wheelchair friendly as is our beautiful toilet. All timings are approximate but generally:- Doors - 19.00 Support 19.45 (if programmed) Headline Between 20.15 & 20.30 Please check Old Cinema Launderette Facebook page for more up to date information. Old Cinema Launderette & bar serves craft beers on draught and a small but perfectly formed gin menu. We also serves OCC Coffee and Yorkshire Tea. We have a selection of fruit Teas and posh soft drinks. About Hubby RM Hubbert is a guitarist from Glasgow in Scotland. He writes music about love, death, friendship, mental illness and occasionally a dog called D Bone. It's not as depressing as the previous sentence suggests. A gracious and spellbinding thing - Q (4/5) Emotionally gripping - Mojo (4/5) Technically dazzling and deeply moving - Uncut (4/5) Hubbert's a hell of a guitarist - Daily Express (4/5) His unique guitar playing shines brightest - Is This Music (5/5) Hubby's most expansive & diverse work - The List (4/5) Mesmeric - The Guardian

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Stevie Nimmo Trio

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

As one half of Scotland's highly respected 'Nimmo Brothers', Stevie Nimmo has been a well known and respected figure throughout the blues and roots world for over 2 decades. Having toured extensively with a critically acclaimed blues rock outfit over the last few years, as well as taking to the road in a stripped back, acoustic format, Stevie is now in full stride with his full-on, electric, no-holds-barred trio format. Stevie has been nominated at the British Blues Awards for 'Best Male Vocalist', 'Best Guitarist' and 'Best Songwriter'. A new album is planned for March 2018, just before this tour. 'Stevie's voice is at times gritty, other times emotional but all times perfection!' 'a rocker with a heart full of soul and a soul full of blues' Please Note Stevie suffered a badly-broken arm in 2017 and he is currently unable to play guitar. Although on the mend, close friend Dave Devlin is currently playing guitar with Stevie singing the songs. At this stage it is not possible to say whether Stevie will be recovered by 7th April but we'll be updating this page over the next few weeks. Please note this will be a part-standing gig.

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Celine Dommart And Quartet

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

Jazz, French Café, and Latin rhythms from Parisian singer Celine Dommart and her quartet. Prior to recording her second album, Celine will be touring new material during Spring 2018 with her quartet, 'Montparnasse'. Since the release of 'Dans Les Cafes Voisins' in 2016, the group has gone from strength to strength playing classic songs from Europe and the Americas as well as composing original material for their forthcoming album. Celine sings in English, Spanish and French and is ably backed by Cris Tolley (former Acoustic Guitarist of the Year) on Spanish guitar, Paul Smith on double bass, and Gretsch Drums/Dream Cymbals artist Robin Payne on drums and percussion. Expect to hear familiar tunes as you've never heard them before and take a whistle stop tour of some of the World's greatest songs. www.montparnassemusic.com

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Folk Devils/the Cravats

on Sat, 7 Apr 2018 at Brighton Sticky Mike's Frog Bar 7:00pm

Legendary UK sax-riddled malcontents The Cravats are back with their first new album in 35 years. They were early favourites of the BBC DJ John Peel (they recorded four sessions) and released music for beloved UK indie labels like Small Wonder and Crass Records. They sound as eccentric, adrenalized and inventive as ever. Nobody sounds quite like The Cravats. Formed in Redditch, England in 1977, and applauded by such luminaries as Mark E. Smith, Jello Biafra, Steve Albini, Mike Patton and Henry Rollins amongst others, the band reformed in 2009 in order to play select shows in the UK and abroad and have since performed at the UK's Rebellion Festival five years running, played as special guests of Steve Ignorant at the final Crass - Last Supper show at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire as well as the Steve Albini curated ATP and have recently even supported Sleaford Mods a couple of times. After two critically acclaimed 7" singles (Jingo Bells & Blurred) released in 2016 on Overground Records, the band recorded a new album called 'Dustbin of Sound' which was released on Sept 29th 2017 through Overground Records. With copious amounts of airplay for the new LP including BBC6 Music courtesy of Gideon Coe and Marc Riley as well as a Riley live session and a host of excellent reviews, The Cravats are enjoying themselves and their weird and wonderful live shows prove this admirably. Unexpect the expected. The band features founder and vocalist The Shend as well as legendary original Cravats saxman Svor Naan along with Viscount Biscuits on guitar, Joe 91 on bass and Rampton Garstang on drums. Music: https://soundcloud.com/the-cravats/sets/dustbin-of-sound/s-a7pBK "The Cravats are vicious in their intent, yet relaxed taste abounds" - MARK E. SMITH "The Cravats are one of the greatest bands in the history of music" - HENRY ROLLINS "Whenever I start to feel important, I think 'well, I never did much for The Cravats and I didn't stop Toyah" - JOHN PEEL "I still have every Cravats record I know of" - JELLO BIAFRA ______________________________________________________ Folk Devils made a considerable impact on the UK music scene in the mid-80s with a run of indie chart singles like Hank Turns Blue and Beautiful Monster and three John Peel sessions. They recently re-issued their entire recorded output as Beautiful Monsters (Singles & Demo Recordings 1984-86) on the boutique label Optic Nerve, which got amazing reviews in the UK press and spins on BBC6 Music. To celebrate the release, the band have re-formed with new singer Dave Hodgson replacing the sadly deceased Ian Lowery, and have played several re-union shows around the UK with like-minded bands The Inca Babies, The Membranes and now The Cravats. John Robb from Louder Than War in his review of Preston wrote Folk Devils recently returned with their punk blues sounding fully intact. Even without charismatic frontman Ian Lowery who died a long time back the band are still hypnotic. They know how to strip down the mess of blues and leave plenty of space and dynamic for their seething and tense songs that are full of the colliding riffs switching with the taut build ups that were so much part of that micro scene they ran parallel with of the Gun Club and the Birthday Party. They used to say there were no second acts in rock n roll but the Folk Devils are still further proof that age and experience can make the music even more urgent and vital and their powerful melee sounds more vital and urgent now than it did way back in the day of John Peel Music: https://soundcloud.com/folk-devils-uk/sets/beautiful-monsters-singles-and Folk Devils gigged (and lived) hard, establishing a fearsome live reputation while sharing stages with Nick Cave and Spacemen 3 RECORD COLLECTOR Folk Devils were a staple of John Peel's legendary radio show in the mid-80s...twisting ancient blues and rockabilly riffs into hot-wired post-punk LOUDER THAN WAR Folk Devils took a torn leaf from swamp delta blues and married it to a measured Fall-like frenzy VIVE LE ROCK This excellent, feral compilation draws together on CD and vinyl their first three singles and B- sides plus eight previously unreleased demos UNCUT

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Don Kipper

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Don Kipper are an award-winning innovative ensemble playing and transforming a wide range of traditional musical forms, from Turkish Fasıl and Greek Rebetiko to Gypsy Jazz and Klezmer. While we attempt to root ourselves deeply in these traditions we always seek to explore radical interpretations and taut arrangements full of complex harmonies, polyrhythms and imaginative improvisation.

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Tim Penn

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Tim Penn is one of the most 'in demand' keyboard players on the roots, songwriter & blues scenes. Going back to the 1970s, he was a member of Dorris Henderson's Eclection and also the Kevin Coyne band alongside Andy Summers (The Police) and Gordon Smith (Described by John Peel as " The foremost white Blues guitarist in the world "). His influences range from stride and barrelhouse piano styles of the 1920s, through to the great New Orleans piano players like Professor Longhair, Fats Domino, and Dr. John. Take all this, season with a sprinkling of his original material, and the recipe is complete and ready. Tim is a firm favourite down at Nightjar where he has a monthly residency and also holds down the piano chair with the UK premier swing-blues band, The Cadillac Kings. He is joined tonight by Chris Proctor who plays guitar in Tim's own band, The Second Line.

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Julie Felix At Wychwood Folk Club

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

In 1964 Julie arrived in England after leaving California and became the first solo folk artist to be signed to a major British record company when she signed with Decca. In 1966 Julie became the resident singer on the amazingly popular TV programme The Frost Report, and quickly became a household name. She went on to appear in her own TV series on BBC1 and BBC2 and recorded hit singles on Mickey Most's RAK label. After a break from the music world in the 1980's, Julie began singing for Latin American Refugees, for woman's and gay rights and for peace projects including protests against the war in the Gulf. Julie created the Remarkable Records label and released 'Bright Shadows', her first album for 10 years. In October 2013 she was invited to Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Camilla. There are those among us who just have to play and sing; to whom there can be no question of quitting; to whom their work is not a job but a calling. Julie Felix is one such musician. Steve Harley Start 7.30pm. Doors 7.00pm Parking & Bar Available

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Swill Odgers & Bobby Valentino

on Sat, 7 Apr 2018 at Sheffield The Heeley Institute 7:30pm

Hot on the heels of partial autobiography "Tales From The Tracks" and knock out album "Roll To The Left", Swill Odgers rides into town with the larger than life Bobby Valentino playing some mean violin alongside him. This will be a great night out for loyal fans of Swill and The Men They Couldn't Hang and new friends alike. Get your tickets!

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Swill Odgers & Bobby Valentino

on Sat, 7 Apr 2018 at Sheffield The Heeley Institute 7:30pm

Hot on the heels of partial autobiography "Tales From The Tracks" and knock out album "Roll To The Left", Swill Odgers rides into town with the larger than life Bobby Valentino playing some mean violin alongside him. This will be a great night out for loyal fans of Swill and The Men They Couldn't Hang and new friends alike. Get your tickets!

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Stick In The Wheel

on Sat, 7 Apr 2018 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

East London five-piece folk band Stick In The Wheel are headed by singer Nicola Kearey, and guitarist/producer Ian Carter. Their debut From Here(2015) was fRoots magazine Album of the Year and a MOJO Folk Album of the Year, with four BBC Folk Award nominations since their inception in 2013. Known for Kearey's fierce, working-class delivery, this is culturally and politically switched on music, with the group being widely commended for their timely appraisal of English Folk, and their skill in telling stories through song that reconnect modern audiences to the past - drawing unexpected parallels between then and now. Their second album 'Follow Me True' is released on 26th January 2018. The songs within examine rituals and cycles, our inherent power to change ourselves and the world around us, the past repeating itself, ghosts and death, land and place, thieves and beggars. It continues to question the notion of what folk music is, and what it means in 2018. The new album expands the radical sound of their debut to include electronic and found sounds, using a broader sonic palette to create a greater depth full of layers and meaning, yet at the same time remaining totally connected with the tradition. Pushing the boundaries of this music hard, with such energy and intensity, has brought connections with new, modern audiences, who can't get enough of this vibrant band. A great live bandacoustic with attitude The Guardian Taking the folk scene by storm" BBC Radio Scotland A shot in the arm for contemporary folk music The Independent "Rich in attitude and uncompromising intent" MOJO

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Tarantella Beats Party With Amaraterra + Dj Alistair Prince

on Sat, 7 Apr 2018 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

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

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Meridianum Ensemble Featuring Nuno Silva

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

Meridianum Ensemble is a trans-cultural musical collaboration, bringing together elements from Portugal, the UK and Morocco. Featuring Nuno Silva with his group Aldebaran from Portugal, the project incorporates musicians from Karama (UK/Morocco), The Radial Band and Woodwose (UK). This ensemble is a feast for the senses, with instruments ranging from the Persian santur, oud, & tambura to nyckelharpa, hurdy-gurdy, bagpipes and dumbek. Artists: Nuno Silva: santur Ricardo de Noronha: percussion Griselda Sanderson: nyckelharpa Louis Bingham: tambura, cittern Soufian Saihi: oud Steve Tyler: hurdy-gurdy Katy Marchant: bagpipes Biographies: Nuno Silva is one of Portugal's most highly acclaimed artists specialising in Middle Eastern & Mediaeval music, playing oud and santur. He recently toured with Spain's acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Efren Lopez, and his latest album Espiral was listed as one of the best world music albums of 2017. His group Aldebaran also includes Ricardo de Noronha, master of middle-Eastern percussion and maker of his own ethnic flutes based on the Slovakian shepherd's pipe, the fujara. Ricardo is a founder member of one of Portugal's best-known folk acts Mandràgora and is now resident in the UK. His latest album Veer was also selected by Transglobal World Music charts as one of 2017's top world music albums. It was a collaboration with Griselda Sanderson, ethnic strings player (nyckelharpa, hardanger & fiddle). She is best known for her collaborations with North & West African artists such as Amadou Diagne, Simo Lagnawi and Juldeh Camara. She has also toured with the Royal Shakespeare Company and in 2015 performed in a season at Shakespeare's Globe. Her most recent solo album 'Radial' gave its name to the group that now includes Ricardo and her longstanding musical partner Louis Bingham. Louis studied traditional music on Newcastle's famous folk degree course. He specialises in cittern, bouzouki, tambura and other plucked strings. He has contributed on many recording due to his versatile and fluid style and is much sought after for live ensemble work. In 2015 he released Curlicue, his album of traditional Irish & Breton music with flute player Freya Rae. Soufian Saihi is a Moroccan oud player who studied with Master Hafid Boudribila. While in France he played Arabic-Andalusian music with Algerian and French jazz musicians. He now lives in the UK where he established his multi-ethnic group Karama. Soufian has collaborated many times with Ricardo and joins this project due to his fine musicianship and originality of style.

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Music On The Moor - Richard Grainger

on Sat, 7 Apr 2018 at Sleights Village Hall 7:00pm

7.30pm Bar and Refreshments available .Prolific songwriter and internationally acclaimed singer and guitarist, whose original songs tell the of the lives of folk in North Yorkshire, Teesside. Once dubbed ' Voice Of The North' and with14 albums to his credit, Richard has toured the world with his songs. Hear songs of love and hardship,of our maritime and industrial heritage, the environment and much more....he's also a great entertainer. You're guaranteed a great night out.

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Music On The Moor - Richard Grainger

on Sat, 7 Apr 2018 at Sleights Village Hall 7:00pm

7.30pm Bar and Refreshments available .Prolific songwriter and internationally acclaimed singer and guitarist, whose original songs tell the of the lives of folk in North Yorkshire, Teesside. Once dubbed ' Voice Of The North' and with14 albums to his credit, Richard has toured the world with his songs. Hear songs of love and hardship,of our maritime and industrial heritage, the environment and much more....he's also a great entertainer. You're guaranteed a great night out.

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Jack Henderson

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

Jack will be on stage at 8:15pm

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New Roots: Vive La Rose

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

Vive-La-Rose, AKA songwriter David Luximon-Herbert and and supporting band, brings a set full of songs from his recently released debut album "For She Who Hangs The Moon". Co-produced with The Duke Spirit's Olly Betts, the new record features string arrangements from Colin Elliot (Richard Hawley/Slow Club), among other notable guests, and expands from intimate solo performances, through delicate brass harmonies, into luscious cinematic soundscapes. The album follows recent EP Don't Move, Don't' Speak 'Absolutely stunning' Rough Trade A gifted troubadoura twinkling paean to the quiet joys of escapist daydreams PRS M-Magazine Assured songwriting and production BBC Radio Scotland A voice that could warm the soul of the coldest creature The Wandering Lamb Packs an emotional punch Glasgow Evening Times Sparkling Fame Magazine www.vivelarosemusic.co.uk www.facebook.com/vivelarosemusic

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Daria Kulesh With Marina Osman

on Sun, 8 Apr 2018 at Hope Old Hall Hotel - tea rooms 7:30pm

Daria's collaboration with the extraordinary pianist Marina Osman (originally from Belarus) started with a set of nostalgic Russian songs, mostly from classic Soviet-era films, combined with Russian folk favourites (commissioned by Pushkin House). Since then, the dynamic duo's successful partnership has extended to Daria's solo material, offering a fantastic variety for every listener regardless of their language and cultural background. Expect plenty of authentic Russian flavour, superb musicianship and heaps of heartfelt, infectious energy. http://www.daria-kulesh.co.uk/with-marina-osman/

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Kim Lowings And The Greenwood

on Sun, 8 Apr 2018 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

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Wizz Jones

on Sun, 8 Apr 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

An intimate concert by legendary fingerpicking guitarist and songwriter Wizz Jones. Jones learned his craft from the likes of Davy Graham and Long John Baldry in the Soho coffee bars of the 1950s. In more than 50 years on the road Jones has been an inspiration to the likes of Keith Richards, Eric Clapton and John Renbourn. In May 2002 Bruce Springsteen opened his Berlin show with Wizz's song 'When I Leave Berlin'. A rare opportunity to listen to an inspirational performer and great songwriter.

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Debra Cowan (usa)

on Sun, 8 Apr 2018 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

Dextrous guitar, clear and pure vocals and a real passion for the Tradition.

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Gypsy Dynamite

on Sun, 8 Apr 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Gypsy Dynamite is a project started by guitarist Filippo Dall'Asta and Giulio Romano Malaisi in London in 2012. Featuring classic standard Gypsy Jazz tunes and also many popular and modern songs arranged in their own unique, energetic and powerful style. Gypsy Dynamite's new album recorded Live at LeQuecumbar under "LeQ Records" on November 2014 will be available very soon!

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Andy Irvine At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 8 Apr 2018 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. Never tire of the road. At present a limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You may be able to pay on the night but please check back here or the club website walthamstowfolk.co.uk for any update to availability NOTE: Although there is plenty of seating at the venue tickets do not guarantee a seat and latecomers may have to stand if venue full.

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Andy Irvine At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 8 Apr 2018 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. Never tire of the road. At present a limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You may be able to pay on the night but please check back here or the club website walthamstowfolk.co.uk for any update to availability NOTE: Although there is plenty of seating at the venue tickets do not guarantee a seat and latecomers may have to stand if venue full.

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The Producers

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

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Lindisfarne

on Sun, 8 Apr 2018 at Canterbury Westgate Hall 6:45pm

Legendary 70s folk-rock pioneers LINDISFARNE return to form with a classic six-piece line up of long-time members fronted by original founder-member Rod Clements on vocals, mandolin, fiddle and slide guitar. With a repertoire of unforgettable songs like Meet Me On The Corner, Fog On The Tyne, Lady Eleanor and Run For Home and a reputation for live performance second to none, LINDISFARNE's power to galvanise festival and concert audiences remains undimmed and is guaranteed to get the crowd on its feet and singing along. LINDISFARNE 2018 are: ROD CLEMENTS (1969-present) Vocal, mandolin, fiddle, guitars DAVE HULL-DENHOLM (1994-present) Vocal, guitars STEVE DAGGETT (1986-present) Vocal, keyboards, guitars CHARLIE HARCOURT (1973-present) Guitar, vocal IAN THOMSON (1995-present) Bass, vocal PAUL THOMPSON (ex-Roxy Music) Drums All wheelchair users please book directly with the Box Office - 01256 416384. You can find all our shows on Facebook: www.facebook.com/oeplive. Please do take a look and Like our page.

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Hattie Briggs

on Sun, 8 Apr 2018 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Hattie Briggs is a 24 year-old singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. In November 2017, Hattie won the Fender Undiscovered Artist of the Year 2017 award, part of the prize for which was a prestigious support to Lucy Rose. Since making the decision to drop out of a Russian degree in her second year at Oxford University after being shortlisted for a BBC Radio 2 young musician award, she has released several EPs, two albums, had airplay on BBC Radios 1, 2, and 6 Music, and embarked on tours around the UK, the Netherlands and the U.S. During her travels she has performed at over 400 gigs, house concerts and numerous festivals (both local and nationally renowned) and supported some well known bands and artists, including Lucy Rose at O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, Ward Thomas at O2 London Brooklyn Bowl, Lauren Aquilina, Stornoway, Jamie N Commons, Seth Lakeman and Grant Nicholas (Feeder). Inspired by James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Jeff Buckley and Foy Vance, Hattie writes and sings from the heart. Her crystalline vocals, and insightful lyrics resonate across all ages, rekindling old memories and capturing imaginations. For the last couple of months, David Gunawardana has been turning up at TwickFolk Singarounds where he's sat quietly until it's his turn to play. Whereupon, he amazes us with another beautifully played and sung self-penned song. Like Odette Michell last month, we had to give him a support slot.

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Hattie Briggs

on Sun, 8 Apr 2018 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Hattie Briggs is a 24 year-old singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. In November 2017, Hattie won the Fender Undiscovered Artist of the Year 2017 award, part of the prize for which was a prestigious support to Lucy Rose. Since making the decision to drop out of a Russian degree in her second year at Oxford University after being shortlisted for a BBC Radio 2 young musician award, she has released several EPs, two albums, had airplay on BBC Radios 1, 2, and 6 Music, and embarked on tours around the UK, the Netherlands and the U.S. During her travels she has performed at over 400 gigs, house concerts and numerous festivals (both local and nationally renowned) and supported some well known bands and artists, including Lucy Rose at O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, Ward Thomas at O2 London Brooklyn Bowl, Lauren Aquilina, Stornoway, Jamie N Commons, Seth Lakeman and Grant Nicholas (Feeder). Inspired by James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Jeff Buckley and Foy Vance, Hattie writes and sings from the heart. Her crystalline vocals, and insightful lyrics resonate across all ages, rekindling old memories and capturing imaginations. For the last couple of months, David Gunawardana has been turning up at TwickFolk Singarounds where he's sat quietly until it's his turn to play. Whereupon, he amazes us with another beautifully played and sung self-penned song. Like Odette Michell last month, we had to give him a support slot.

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Rob Corcoran + Jason Mcniff

on Sun, 8 Apr 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dubliner ROB CORCORAN has sailed the high seas of love, heartbreak and excess, and (so far) lives to tell, through his gripping, visceral persona. His latest album 'Inverse Alchemy', recorded with his band 'Rob Corcoran & the Necessary Evils has been widely praised. "...honest, relatable, lived, and the musicianship is almost without fault, making for a fantastically constructed piece of art." - Folking.com "A fine collection of modern folk songs beautifully realised / that weave their spell in intricate and intimate ways. 8/10". - Americana-uk.com 'From the moment he steps on stage perspires authenticity in that fluid way that a thousand record execs have tried and failed to manufacture". - Anne Frankenstein, Jazz Fm www.robcorcoranmusic.com Jason McNiff is a troubadour who has made five albums which people call Folk, or Americana, or Alt. Country. There is an Englishness in his guitar playing however, and you might like to think of Bert Jansch or Wizz Jones meeting John Prine & Townes Van Zandt. Time Out once wrote, McNiff's quiet, intimate, fragile-sounding vocals draw you into his world an almost timeless place, through which he drifts, a romantic loner, a dreamer, at home with the blues. He is often touted as one of the UK's most overlooked musical treasures, as a songwriter and finger picker. His album, April Cruel (Fledg'ling) was nominated for best album in the Alt.Country category at the Independent Music Awards, while a double CD anthology called 'Rain Dries Your Eyes' was issued in 2017. A new record is ready for release and will be coming soon. One of the UK's best kept secret - Mojo **** A triumph of English-Americana - Time Out **** The nearest thing out there to Bob Dylan and the Band -Sean Rowley BBC Radio London A troubadour and one of the best singer/songwriters we have in this country - Morning Star *****

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Julian Piper And Dave Peabody

on Sun, 8 Apr 2018 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:00pm

These two veterans of the UK blues scene have spent months on the road, in the company of some of the most legendary figures in blues music. For years Dave Peabody played alongside Dave 'Honeyboy' Edwards, whilst Julian Piper has toured with Chicago legends Carey and Lurrie Bell, Eddie Kirkland, Lazy Lester and Phil Guy. Expect a night of music and stories that pull no punches !

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Alaw

on Sun, 8 Apr 2018 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

ALAW is three leading musicians who bring a wealth of experience to a shared passion - the traditional music of Wales. Whether unearthing rare gems or reimagining a well loved melody they treat their music with a deftness and sensitivity that is thoroughly absorbing. Combined with powerful song writing and original tunes, this makes for a musical experience that will stay with the listener long after the concert has ended. Oli, Jamie and Dylan have a long history of working together, sharing projects such as The Devil's Violin, Szapora and The Ian McMillan Orchestra. Oli and Jamie are well known throughout the folk world as the frontline of Jamie Smith's Mabon. From stirring song to driving jigs - they communicate their music with relaxed humour and a genuine affection that is truly infectious.

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Kim Lowings And The Greenwood

on Mon, 9 Apr 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ------------------------------------------------------------ Inspired by the folk tradition, Kim Lowings and The Greenwood perform their songs with a contemporary twist. Their live shows are an energetic blend of original compositions and traditional songs. Kim Lowings, Andrew Lowings, Tim Rogers and Dave Sutherland bring together their multi-instrumental skill and individual experience resulting in an innovative and sensitive approach to arrangements. The motivation is to keep the tradition alive and to share their own tales.

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Sunjay

on Mon, 9 Apr 2018 at Etton The Processed Pea 7:30pm

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.  Sunjay had a successful stint playing the lead role in a touring theatre production of Buddy Holly &The Cricketers earlier this year. And he has created a new record, Sunjay Sings Buddy, and is preparing to head out on the road.

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Rachel Newton Band

on Mon, 9 Apr 2018 at London Kings Place 8:00pm

Winner of 'Musician of the Year' at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 Winner of 'Best Group' for The Furrow Collective at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 'Instrumentalist of the Year' Scots Trad Awards 2016 Shortlist for Scottish 'Album of the Year' SAY Awards 2017 Founder member of The Furrow Collective, The Emily Portman Trio and The Shee, singer and harpist Rachel Newton also writes and performs her own solo material, releasing albums The Shadow Side in 2012 and Changeling in 2014. Joining her usual trio with Lauren MacColl (fiddle/viola) and Mattie Foulds (drums) is Sarah Hayes (keys and vocals). They perform songs in English and Scottish Gaelic alongside original instrumental compositions. As well as voice and harp, Rachel also plays fiddle and viola and has worked across a range of performance platforms including theatre and storytelling. A skilled collaborator, Rachel also recently started working with Scottish/Norwegian band Boreas and was one of the eight musicians to work on The Elizabethan Session project. Her most recent album Here's My Heart Come Take It was released in April 2016 to critical acclaim.

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The Rheingans Sisters

on Mon, 9 Apr 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Winners of the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for 'Best Original Track', The Rheingans Sisters make bold, playful and innovative contemporary music that is anchored in folk traditions without being bound by them. Audiences across the world have been captivated by their performances, each one an authentic invitation to participate in an intuitive musical conversation between two musicians at the height of their powers. A life-time's deep learning of European traditions is carefully re-imagined to produce beguiling new music. Older musical landscapes shape new songs, asking irresistible questions concerning our own lives. Always creating space for spontaneity and surprise, instrumental pieces are wholly contemporary while drawing from the well of musical knowledge passed down through generations.

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Blair Dunlop

on Mon, 9 Apr 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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The Shackleton Trio

on Tue, 10 Apr 2018 at Ouseburn The Cumberland Arms 8:00pm

Sparky, charismatic and intensely assured fRoots "An excellent debut album" ★★★★ R2 Magazine A hugely talented lass Mike Harding The Shackleton Trio (formerly The Georgia Shackleton Trio) return to the Cumberland with the launch of their second studio album 'Farm, Fen and Deadly Water'. Play an exciting blend of Americana, folk and self-penned material The Shackleton Trio are instrumentally influenced by British, American and Scandinavian folk traditions, with a regional twist from their native East Anglia. The trio features fiddle player Georgia Shackleton teaming up with guitar powerhouse Aaren Bennett and mandolin ace Nic Zuppardi. Together they have toured the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands, appeared at Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Towersey Festival, Broadstairs Folk Week, Folk East, and concert halls and folk clubs across the UK.

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The Shackleton Trio

on Tue, 10 Apr 2018 at Ouseburn The Cumberland Arms 8:00pm

Sparky, charismatic and intensely assured fRoots "An excellent debut album" ★★★★ R2 Magazine A hugely talented lass Mike Harding The Shackleton Trio (formerly The Georgia Shackleton Trio) return to the Cumberland with the launch of their second studio album 'Farm, Fen and Deadly Water'. Play an exciting blend of Americana, folk and self-penned material The Shackleton Trio are instrumentally influenced by British, American and Scandinavian folk traditions, with a regional twist from their native East Anglia. The trio features fiddle player Georgia Shackleton teaming up with guitar powerhouse Aaren Bennett and mandolin ace Nic Zuppardi. Together they have toured the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands, appeared at Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Towersey Festival, Broadstairs Folk Week, Folk East, and concert halls and folk clubs across the UK.

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Siobhan Wilson

on Tue, 10 Apr 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

The spellbinding, spine-tingling Scottish singer-songwriter Siobhan Wilson earned rhapsodic reviews from BBC 6 Music to Rolling Stone for 2017's album, There Are No Saints. Influenced by a classical training and Parisian chanson, her incisively written, boldly unorthodox indie-pop and acoustic-noir songs, showcase a voice by turns soaring and searing, tender and teasing. One of the most stunning collections of songs to be released in a long time. Drowned In Sound A starkly beautiful, utterly compelling record a simply irresistible work of art, as though Cocteau Twins had been asked to score the new series of Twin Peaks. God Is In The TV Album of the Day (BBC 6 Music)

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The Rheingans Sisters

on Tue, 10 Apr 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

In celebration of the launch of their new album - Bright Field - we welcome The Rheingans Sisters to the intimate backroom at The Greystones. This show is bound to sell out; you better get your skates on! Winners of the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for 'Best Original Track', The Rheingans Sisters make bold, playful, innovative folk music that is anchored in traditions without ever being bound by them. Audiences across the world have been captivated by their performances, each one an authentic invitation to participate in an intuitive musical conversation between two musicians at the height of their powers. A life-time's deep learning of European traditions is carefully re-imagined to produce beguiling new music. Older musical landscapes shape new songs, asking irresistable questions concerning our own lives. Always creating space for spontaneity and surprise, instrumental pieces are wholly contemporary while drawing from the well of musical knowledge passed down through generations. Their hotly anticipated third album is due for release in Spring 2018. Tickets are available from the venue daily until 6pm

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Cardboard Fox

on Tue, 10 Apr 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cardboard Fox are a unique and powerful combination of dexterous instrumental playing, memorable songwriting and energetic live shows. All four musicians have their musical roots in bluegrass but their collective influences reach much further and this shows in their music. Featuring Charlotte Carrivick on guitar/vocals, Laura Carrivick on fiddle/vocal, Joe Tozer on mandolin and John Breese on double bass. Cardboard Fox will be launching their 2nd album tonight at Green Note.

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The Drystones

on Tue, 10 Apr 2018 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

"The Drystones technical prowess and stylistic awareness speak for themselves" - Tom Newell - Songlines 2017 "Indecently talented" - Mike Harding, Mike Harding Folk Show "If you are looking for traditional music delivered with creativity, passion and skill this is the album for you." - Andy McMillan, Bright Young Folk "To describe their instrumental style as spirited and animated would be akin to asserting that Bellowed can be quite an energetic band" - Clive Pownceby, Living Tradition "my recommendation of the day" - Steve Lamacq BBC Radio 2 live from Glastonbury 2013 "The Drystones demonstrate a sophisticated musical maturity that is far beyond their ages" - Roy Spencer - Folk Radio UK The Drystones (Alex Garden and Ford Collier) are two fine and talented emerging Folk Musicians. Somerset based they started out arranging lively jigs played on Guitar, Fiddle and Whistle and then emerged on the scene with storming sets at Priddy Folk Festival and continuing on to perform at such festivals as Sidmouth Folk Week, Bath International Music Festival, Warwick Folk Festival, Bromyard Folk Festival, The Village Pump Festival, and Purbeck Folk Festival to name a few. 2017 saw their third album We Happy Few released to great acclaim. It was produced by Will Lang (known for his collaborations, Nitin Sawhney, PBS6, Halsway Manor) and this time was recorded by Julian Batten at the Loft Music studios in Newcastle (Julian has worked with KAN, Kathryn Tickell, Bella Hardy and The Elephant Sessions). 2018 started with being nominated for the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards which takes place in Belfast in April during which time they will be touring the the UK as far north as Scotland to promote their latest Album. In the past The Drystones have supported Ray Davis, Steeleye Span, and The Elephant Sessions, Seth Lakeman at Sidmouth and Martin and Eliza Carthy at Cecil Sharp House. Touring 4-21st October 2018 & 4-21st April 2019 plus Festivals

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The Sheepdogs

on Tue, 10 Apr 2018 at Manchester The Deaf Institute 7:00pm

For a new album that The Sheepdogs didn't initially set out to make, Changing Colours is a stunning achievement. Proud purveyors of guitar-driven modern-day retro rock, the triple Juno Award-winning Saskatoon-based quintet has expanded its sound on Changing Colours to encompass more styles and hues to enhance the Sheepdogs' trademark beef-and-boogie twin-axe riffs, hooks, shuffles and long-haired aesthetic. 'We identify strongly with rock 'n roll, but there's definitely some branching out,' says Ewan Currie, The Sheepdogs' singer, guitarist, songwriter and occasional and yes, you're reading this correctly clarinetist. 'The sounds we use on this there's more keyboards featuring Shamus and more stringed instruments. It's still rock 'n roll but there are more colours.' It's also great, passionate music born out of spontaneity: first resonating in the 17-song album's euphoric opener Nobody and continuing to flavour such invigorating numbers as the electrifying Saturday Night and the driving I've Got A Hole Where My Heart Should Be, the record's infectious first single. But The Sheepdogs haven't only stretched their sonic palate: they've also expanded stylistically, tastefully embracing other genres as well. There's the country-lite feel of Let It Roll, the Stax-soul aura of the mid-tempo anthem I Ain't Cool that features trombone and the resplendent Latin-rock vibe that fuels The Big Nowhere. This is a 14+ show. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

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Joe Newberry And April Verch

on Wed, 11 Apr 2018 at Lowdham The Old Ship Inn 7:30pm

Doors open 7.30 pm; concert starts 8 pm

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Declan O'rourke

on Wed, 11 Apr 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:00pm

Declan O'Rourke is a highly successful Irish artist, acclaimed by his peers, and having achieved many plaudits with his five albums released to date. Declan's soulful music, rooted in folk and trad, has attracted the praise of countless industry giants, including John Prine, and Paul Weller, among others. The Dubliner's legend John Sheahan, declared recently that, after 50 years I have decided it's time to put a lid on the 'The Dubliners,' but I'm sure you'll all agree that with Declan, and Damien (Dempsey), the future is in good hands. O'Rourke's songwriting style moves faultlessly between impressionism, and story telling, and can be at home in almost any form. A dynamic performer, he is at once as comfortable fronting a 50-piece orchestra, as playing solo with a guitar. Songs of Declan's have been covered by a growing list of established artists ranging from Christy Moore, to Eddi Reader, and Josh Groban. Daily Telegraph: A performer of great promise. His best tool is his voice, a relaxed and roughed edge instrument so distinctive that if it suddenly came on the radio, you'd be impatient to know who owned it The Sun : A willingness to vary his sound, painstaking attention to detail and a real depth to his lyrics. A breathtaking whole... Uncut Magazine : It's the storytelling and melodic felicity of his songs that really mark him out.

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Geoff Achison & The Uk Souldiggers

on Wed, 11 Apr 2018 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Following a sell-out tour earlier this year, GEOFF ACHISON returns to the UK in 2018 for a run of 33 shows at festivals, music clubs, theatres and arts centres. He is supported by his "UK Souldiggers" - internationally acclaimed drummer, SAM KELLY (Cymande, Roger Chapman, Gary Moore, Chaka Khan, Madeline Bell) keys man, PAUL JOBSON (Boney M, Hamish Stewart, Linda Lewis, Bad Manners, Noel McCalla and the Anti Nowhere League) plus bassman, ANDY HODGE (We Will Rock You, Raw Glory, Bootleg Blondie). From the deep south of Australia, his exciting blend of raw blues and funky grooves has created scores of devoted fans around the world. Geoff was raised in the rural district of central Victoria and first heard American roots music via 'Track Of The Blues', a late night weekly radio show heard through his older brother's crackly transistor radio. A self-taught musician, he began playing in local bands before moving to Melbourne where he joined 'Dutch Tilders & The Blues Club' backing up Australia's best known bluesman. After several years with Dutch, Geoff departed to concentrate on his own music. He began to play solo acoustic shows and developed his band-leading skills with his own group, The Souldiggers. His international travels began with a trip to Memphis for the International Blues Challenge where he won the Albert King Award and developed contacts for future touring opportunities. After countless tours and album releases he has won himself a legion of enthusiastic fans and established a presence on the global blues-roots stage. He was chosen as one of the Top Ten Hottest New Guitarists by Guitar Player Magazine and was included in the Top 100+ Guitarists You Should Know roster. In 2012 Geoff was listed as one of the Top 50 Australian Guitarists. He's been a 17-time Guest Guitar Instructor at Jorma Kaukonen's (Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane) Fur Peace Guitar Ranch and an exciting festival favourite featured on PBS, NPR, CNN and the BBC. He is a versatile artist who can deliver a complete show with nothing more than his soulful voice and virtuosic acoustic guitar style but is also a highly regarded electric guitarist compared favourably to Jeff Beck and Warren Haynes, able to deliver the full blues-rock experience with his outstanding combo, The Souldiggers. Geoff is also a keen and expert improviser and has been invited on stage to jam with big names such as the legendary Allman Brothers Band, Hot Tuna and many others. In 2014 Geoff Achison & The Souldiggers celebrated 20 years of music making with a spectacular live album and DVD package. His latest album, 'Another Mile, Another Minute' won 5 'Australian Blues Music Awards' in 2017 and is released world-wide through Landslide Records. He frequently tours the USA and Europe and maintains a steady presence on the home front in Australia. Website: http://www.geoffachison.com/

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Moore Moss Rutter

on Wed, 11 Apr 2018 at London Water Rats 7:30pm

A series of remarkable gigs has heightened the sense of anticipation around the reunion of Tom Moore, Archie Churchill-Moss and Jack Rutter in the trio that won them the 2011 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. Now seven years on, having toured with with some of the biggest and best acts in contemporary folk music, they now reconvene to release their third album together. Widely regarded as three of the best players of traditional folk amongst a precociously gifted generation, their finely-crafted arrangements wield a rare potency. Their music features new compositions as well as ancient traditional material from Britain and Europe, this record focuses on their own movements from the countryside to large cities and the contrasts that come into play. Liberally sprinkled with a modern electroacoustic grit, this trio has as much to do with contemporary music as it does with folk or baroque.

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Connla

on Wed, 11 Apr 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- When they first emerged, Irish Music magazine said of their debut EP: Consider this your early warning systemthere is something serious on the horizon and that creative storm is Connla. They had already been crowned Best New Group in the 'Live Ireland' 2016 Awards then carried off Best Vocal/Instrumental Album of The Year accolade too. RnR magazine called the collection astonishing and intoxicating. When they played Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall during the Celtic Connections The Scotsman awarded them a 5-star review. Over the past year, they have toured in the USA, Germany, and the UK (several times). The band ended 2017 on a high when Songlines magazine placed their River Waiting CD in the Number 1 position of their Top Ten Essential Irish Albums a list that contained many of the big names of the genre.

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The Lowest Pair

on Wed, 11 Apr 2018 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

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Red Alert

on Wed, 11 Apr 2018 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

MrWishyWashy presents Launderette Sessions Fancy staying over somewhere in Durham that's a little quirky? https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/19425847 http://www.oldcinemalaunderette.uk/retro-gig-venue https://www.facebook.com/LaunderetteSessions/ https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g190832-d6612072-Reviews-Old_Cinema_Launderette-Durham_County_Durham_England.html https://mobile.twitter.com/LaunderetteSess https://www.instagram.com/launderette_sessions/ Old Cinema Launderette is a mix of standing and seating. If you wish to be seated it is best to arrive early. Doors open at 7pm. If you have any special needs please advise us by email to mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com and we will do our very best to accommodate these. The launderette is wheelchair friendly as is our beautiful toilet. All timings are approximate but generally:- Doors - 19.00 Support 19.45 (if programmed) Headline Between 20.15 & 20.30 Please check Old Cinema Launderette Facebook page for more up to date information. Old Cinema Launderette & bar serves craft beers on draught and a small but perfectly formed gin menu. We also serves OCC Coffee and Yorkshire Tea. We have a selection of fruit Teas and posh soft drinks. About Janette/Red Alert Janette Mason Keyboards Tom Mason - Bass George Hart - Drums Infectious grooving, clever composing and audacious improvisationOne of the best John Fordham The Guardian Janette Mason is a composer, arranger, producer and performer with a diverse musical career. She toured extensively throughout the 90s with artists like Oasis, Pulp and Robert Wyatt and can be heard on the CD soundtrack to the recent Disney release, Cars 3. She has proven to be a consummate musician and a standout talent in Jazz, Pop, Indie, Rock and World Music. Her latest project, Red Alert, is inspired by her passionate belief that jazz needs to constantly evolve to attract a younger, more diverse audience. Her unique contemporary compositions, drawing on her wide-ranging influences from Dave Brubeck to David Bowie and Herbie Hancock to Goldfrapp, combine interesting timescapes and modern beats with a cinematic texture and are underpinned by a mature and inventive jazz vocabulary. Her vision is brought to life by the explosive combination of George Hart on drums and Tom Mason on Bass and is a direct musical response to the political and social challenges now facing us all hence the name Red Alert. Janette's powerful and rhythmic approach to the piano is subtly fused with synthesizers to create a musical journey that is as engaging as it is thought provoking. Janette was nominated for a Parliamentary jazz award for her second trio album Alien Left Hand and she reached the Grammy ballot for The Live Smoke Sessions with Lea DeLaria for which she took on the dual roles of arranger and producer. Her music has been described as similar to E.S.T and The Bad Plus.

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Chris Ronald Trio

on Wed, 11 Apr 2018 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Calan

on Thu, 12 Apr 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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O'hooley & Tidow

on Thu, 12 Apr 2018 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

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

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The Life And Death Of A.j Rail - A Blues Music Dramatisation By Half Deaf Clatch

on Thu, 12 Apr 2018 at North Shields Percy Park Rugby Club 7:30pm

A very special one-night only performance by Hull bluesman Half Deaf Clatch of his critically acclaimed album 'The Life and Death of A.J Rail' in its entirety and with a unique twist. Much more than just another blues gig, this event will see Clatch bring the eponymous character to life in a dramatisation that will feature the album's gritty blues songs interspersed with narration and visuals. The evening is not just for blues music fans; it will also appeal to anyone who enjoys a night out that is a little bit different. Whatever your musical tastes you will find something in A.J Rail's' thought-provoking narrative and Clatch's fine song writing to engage you. Drawing from his obsession with pre-war country blues, Half Deaf Clatch (aka Andrew McLatchie) has been impressing audiences all over the UK for a number of 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 no fewer than eleven times in the past four years and in 2014 and 2015 he was the most played artist on UK Independent Blues Radio. Half Deaf Clatch has graced the stages of most of the UK's top Blues events and festivals over the past six years including; Hebden Bridge, Colne, Maryport, Broadstairs Blues Bash, Shetland and Orkney Blues Festivals - and recently played on the daytime line-up of BluesFest at the O2 Arena in London. This is an accomplished and thoughtful blues and roots concept album crafted by a fine musician and story-teller The Blues man in the Hat Reviews, United Kingdom. [The album] paints fantastic pictures in my head of those tough times - always in black & white - dust, roads, travelling, life stories, death stories, everything. Wow! This is Clatch's best work yet and deserves to be huge..." - Gary Grainger, The Blues Show on Bishop FM.

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Maggie Bell & Dave Kelly

on Thu, 12 Apr 2018 at South Molton George Hotel;'' 7:00pm

Maggie Bell and Dave Kelly renewed their partnership in 2016 after a two year lay-off with some selected venues and festivals in the UK and Canada, and will tour the UK again in 2018. They will play just a few select venues. The on-stage chemistry is immediately apparent, stemming from their love and respect for the music they play as well as the deep knowledge of the genre. Although both coming originally out of blues/soul explosion of the late 1960's their repertoire is far broader than just that. When they first got together in 2007 they both wished to sing 'any song that took their fancy', so the set includes folk, rock, country, gospel as well as blues and soul. Their stage craft is as would be expected from two professionals with a collective experience of 100 years, but this is no slick show wheeled out with any predictability. Indeed when Maggie and Dave take to the stage 'anything can happen' (and often does).

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Phil Odgers With Bobby Valentino

on Thu, 12 Apr 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Best known as one half of the legendary joint vocal strike force of The Men They Couldn't Hang, Phil Odgers strikes out on his own. Sharp songwriting - a journey through kitchen sink realism and social commentary. Phil's warm melodic voice and rhythmic strumming acoustic guitar take centre stage throughout, aided and abetted by fiddle, double bass and lead guitar in all the right places. Don't miss this rare and intimate concert featuring virtuoso fiddler Bobby Valentino, famous for being the man who co-wrote and played violin on The Bluebells 'Young at Heart'. Bobby has also played on records by Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and Paul Weller to name but a few.

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Brooke Sharkey

on Thu, 12 Apr 2018 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

London based singer-songwriter Brooke Sharkey was raised between France and England, since her return she has release 2 Eps and 1 full length album (one dress, 2012) and has just released her second album 'Wandering Heart' independently in the UK as is due to be released in Europe and the rest of the world on V2 records on March 17th 2017. Brooke has just been featured in the FUTURE 50 article in The Guardian in November 2016 article about independent artists. She produces her own music and collaborates with band members based in and around East London. Her unique sound can be described as: An introspective sound adorned with emotional vocals and sliding string sections that create a tense air of melancholy that few others can master so simply and so elegantly, Brooke Sharkey oozes a creativity that radiates emotion. She is a woman who bleeds artistry. (Fresh beats) With a vocal style that switches effortlessly between lithely melodic and fiery, set against a deeply atmospheric musical backdrop, comparisons with the likes of Kate Bush, Ane Brun and Cat Power are inevitable. 'Wandering Heart' is the title track of her new album. This album is a selection of songs written about the last 3 years of her life traveling, playing shows, busking and tells stories of people, places and delves into alternative ways of loving and it's struggles. Her tracks 'Your tomorrow' and 'Bottletop Blues' have been played on BBC radio 2, Radio 6, BBC Scotland and have captured the attention of The guardian, Loud and quiet magazine, Acoustic magazine and Maverick magazine. She has supported artists such as Ben Watt and recently opened for well known french artist Tété at Cafe de la Dance in Paris with many more support shows due in Europe in 2017. http://brookesharkey.co.uk/

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Show Of Hands - Where We're Bound

on Thu, 12 Apr 2018 at Chippenham St. Andrew's Church 7:30pm

Steve Knightley and Phil Beer: two extraordinary craftsmen with one unique sound. Dovetailing old songs with new, this is an unmissable celebration of the duo's enduring impact on roots, acoustic and folk music. Show of Hands weave story and melody to create a spellbinding display of consummate musicianship. Multi-award-winning, and with five sell-out Royal Albert Hall shows under their belts, the original duo format makes a rare return to more intimate settings. Steve and Phil's special guest is compelling musician and fellow Devonian Geoff Lakeman, chieftain of the brilliant Lakeman tribe.

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The Undercover Hippy

on Thu, 12 Apr 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Drum and Bass MC turned singer songwriter Billy Rowan, aka The Undercover Hippy, is definitely not your average singer songwriter. His music brings together soulful vocals, infectious reggae rhythms, and the lyrical delivery of a skilled mc. Starting out as a solo act in 2007, he has since teamed up with some fantastic musicians and performs as a four piece, mixing guitars, keys, drums, bass, and backing vocals to create a high energy, interactive and highly entertaining live show. Combining intelligent, provocative lyrics with dangerously catchy hooks and a feel good groove, this is music for the thinking man to shake his arse to. Think Natty meets Eminemon a protest marchat the Edinburgh Fringe. Solo performances from The Undercover Hippy have been rare in recent years making them all the more special. Expect an intimate show wherein fans can get an insight into the meanings behind the songs and the chance to hear old songs almost forgotten or new songs yet to be recorded.

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Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton

on Thu, 12 Apr 2018 at London Kings Place 8:00pm

Winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Best Duo 2017, Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton, are internationally recognised multi-instrumentalists, composers and arrangers in the vibrant and ever evolving Scottish traditional music scene. With a long history of shared musical roots from their days with the Vale of Atholl pipe band, at the age of twelve, they were mentored by one of the most innovative pipers in the last 30 years, the late great Gordon Duncan. Gordon sparked a deep passion in Ross and Ali for playing pipes with other instruments and they went on to be founding members of the musical powerhouse Treacherous Orchestra as well as playing with bands such as Old Blind Dogs, Salsa Celtica, Dougie Maclean, Shooglenifty, Zakir Hussain, The Levellers and Capercaillie. Their individual and joint musical journeys have led them through a long list of high profile awards and nominations going back as far as 2005. In 2015 they saw prestigious acclaim in the Scots Trad Music Awards with Ali's nomination for Instrumentalist of the Year; Treacherous Orchestra's album Grind (co-produced by Ali) awarded Album of the Year; Ross awarded Composer of the Year. In 2016 their first album Symbiosis was shortlisted for Album of the Year in the Scots Trad Music Awards. 'Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton are superb musicians in their own right, but together create a sound that is even greater than the sum of its parts' Bright Young Folk

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Daria Kulesh, Colin Pitts & Mike Weaver

on Thu, 12 Apr 2018 at Tewkesbury The Old Baptist Chapel 7:15pm

An evening of original, contemporary acoustic folk with Daria Kulesh, Colin Pitts and Mike Weaver. There is no bar at the venue, but ticket holders may bring their own soft or alcoholic drinks if they wish. The Old Baptist Chapel is down an alley off Church Street in the centre of Tewkesbury. Nearest car park is Abbey Lawns in Gander Lane.

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Sari Schorr & The Engine Room

on Fri, 13 Apr 2018 at Lowdham Village Hall 7:30pm

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

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Calan

on Fri, 13 Apr 2018 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Calan bring together the remarkable talents of 5 young musicians giving a fresh and vibrant sound to traditional Welsh music. With a contemporary and lively approach they breathe new life into the old traditions through their sparkling melodies, foot tapping tunes and spirited and energetic performances of Welsh step dancing. They blast their way through some of the old favourite reels, jigs and hornpipes with fast paced and uplifting arrangements before melting into some of the most beautiful and haunting songs. Vocals in both Welsh and English combine with their unique instrumental blend of fiddles, whistles, guitar and bagpipes and a traditional reed instrument from Wales called a pibgorn made from a wooden pipe and the horns of a bull. Great fun, a sense of humour and step dancing from a champion dancer who dances in a style unique to Wales. Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start.

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Calan

on Fri, 13 Apr 2018 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Calan bring together the remarkable talents of 5 young musicians giving a fresh and vibrant sound to traditional Welsh music. With a contemporary and lively approach they breathe new life into the old traditions through their sparkling melodies, foot tapping tunes and spirited and energetic performances of Welsh step dancing. They blast their way through some of the old favourite reels, jigs and hornpipes with fast paced and uplifting arrangements before melting into some of the most beautiful and haunting songs. Vocals in both Welsh and English combine with their unique instrumental blend of fiddles, whistles, guitar and bagpipes and a traditional reed instrument from Wales called a pibgorn made from a wooden pipe and the horns of a bull. Great fun, a sense of humour and step dancing from a champion dancer who dances in a style unique to Wales. Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start.

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Rod Clements In Concert

on Fri, 13 Apr 2018 at Wokingham Emmbrook Sports & Social Club 7:45pm

In the mid/late 60's Lindisfarne began life as 'The Downtown Faction', and was led by Rod, but they soon changed their name to Brethren. Then in 19708, they were joined by Alan Hull and another name change this time to Lindisfarne. This was to be the turning point in Rod's career. After years of hard graft on the road their first album Nicely out of Tune was released. The 2 singles from that album did not chart immediately but they like the album did after the release of their second album Fog on the Tyne. Record sales were never as good as their live performances but these performances took their toll on the band and they spilt up and reformed many times. Rod has played with acts such as The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Santana. He wrote "Meet Me on the Corner", a UK Top 5 hit in March 1972, which went on to win Clements an Ivor Novello Award. Rod is a wonderful performer with stories a plenty. This will be a very special night in the history of our club. Tickets are £15 from www.wokinghammusicclub.co.uk Venue Emmbrook Sports & Social Club

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Soundbox Showcase: Joe Topping

on Fri, 13 Apr 2018 at Chester The Lock Keeper 7:30pm

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Wild Willy Barrett's French Connection, Presented By Evenlode Folk

on Fri, 13 Apr 2018 at Finstock Village Hall 7:30pm

Bar open, card payments accepted. WILD WILLY BARRETT'S FRENCH CONNECTION: A Mange-Tout Far! With their unique musical style and irrepressible sense of fun, Willy, John, Mary and Aurora are back in support of their new vinyl album, 'A Mange-Tout Far'. From a cafe in Paris, via a hoolie in Dublin, to a night out in New Orleans with rip-roaring fiddle and banjo this band does it all! Multi-talented Wild Willy Barrett at his entertaining best alongside charismatic and captivating French singer Aurora Colson. Innovative arrangements beautifully performed on instruments including the guitar, cello, fiddle, banjo and uilleann pipes. all overlaid with a large dose of wry humour. A great night out unlike anything else on offer in the UK at the moment. www.wildwillybarrett.com

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Fred's House

on Fri, 13 Apr 2018 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

"Fred's House are a very popular band who have built up a significant following, and they were quickly bringing the house down" Maverick Magazine Fred's House make summery 70's West Coast inspired folk/rock but have their own distinctively fresh sound that is very much part of now. This group of musicians have the rare ability to sweep you away with their gorgeous three part harmonies, moving lyrics, infectious melodies and uplifting grooves. Among their many influences are bands such as Fleetwood Mac and The Eagles. The band scooped the prestigious Syd Barrett Pride of Cambridge Award at the NMG Awards 2017 and have just come back from touring China as part of the Nanjing International Jazz and World Music Festival. Having released their critically acclaimed second album Faultlines, extensively toured the UK and played some big festivals, their outstanding and energetic live shows are gathering them rave reviews from all corners of the globe. Fred's House are currently working on their third album set for release in 2018. If you need a dose of the "feel-good factor", this is the band for you! www.fredshousemusic.co.uk The Portraits Anglo-Irish alt-folk duo The Portraits, aka husband and wife songwriters Lorraine and Jeremy Millington from Galway and Bristol respectively, reached the iTunes chart in January 2015 with their charity single The Rest Of Time, championed by BBC Radio 2 and featuring the voices of 2000 people recorded across the UK during 2014 all singing to save lives lost to blood cancers. 2016 saw The Portraits play at Glastonbury Festival, and complete work on their seventh studio album Global Heartbeat, released 21st April 2017 with a major album launch at The Drawingroom in Chesham, Bucks the following day. The album is a call to the world to unite against hatred and heal its divisions. The first single, Nobody Can Ever Murder Love, was the duo's instant reaction to the horror of Jo Cox's murder in June 2016 and was played on Good Morning Sunday on BBC Radio 2 in November 2016. Clare Balding loved the song so much she invited The Portraits to play and chat about the song live on 23rd April 2017. After the performance, Clare said "That is so beautiful. It is so powerful. And sitting here watching you do that together is a real privilege. And it's had a real impact. I just think it's the perfect tribute to Jo Cox and everything that she tried to achieve, and is still achieving because of what people do in her memory." A home-made live video of the song had been uploaded to The Portraits' Facebook the day after Jo's murder and received some 20,000 views practically overnight. The song was released at a time when the duo felt the UK needed to heal from the division caused by the vote to leave the European Union, and when they wrote it Lorraine and Jeremy hoped that their song would play a small part in the continuing fight against hatred as espoused so beautifully by Jo Cox. www.theportraitsmusic.com/

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Greg Russell And Ciaran Algar

on Fri, 13 Apr 2018 at Hebden Bridge Wadsworth Community Centre 6:45am

We are pleased and excited to welcome 3 young talented musicians to Wadsworth Community Centre who are influenced by folk traditions and bring energy, enthusiasm and creativity to their performances. Two time BBC Folk Award winners Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar met in 2011. Soon after the joining of the pair, the duo were signed to Fellside Records and in July 2012 released their debut album, The Queen's Lover. Numerous tours followed as the duo developed and honed their stage craft, becoming one of the most sought after young acts on the English Folk Scene. In January 2013, the pair picked up the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk award. Following the award win, Russell and Algar toured the country in April and, after completing school and University Exams in May, began touring again at the beginning of June - a schedule which saw them play venues and festivals such as Cambridge Folk Festival and Fairport's Cropredy Convention as well as appearing live on Mark Radcliffe's BBC Radio 2 Folk Show. After recording their second album in the November of 2013, again with Fellside, Russell and Algar received the Horizon Award for Best breakthrough act at the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. The second album, The Call, was then released in July receiving 5 Stars in fRoots, 4 Stars in both R2 Magazine and The Telegraph and a host of other brilliant reviews, Bright Young Folk describing it as an outstanding show of maturity with enormous promise. They released their third album, 'The Silent Majority', to critical acclaim in March 2016. The duo come from musical households and both began to develop their musical skills long before joining forces. Algar, originally a member of TRI became All Ireland Champion, and All Britain Champion on numerous occasions before the age of 16 and Russell had begun a career as a solo musician supporting acts such as Karine Polwart and Lau, amongst others. Support is from Henry Parker. We have a really talented guitarist as support for Greg and Ciaran. With a sound rooted in the English folk revival, Henry Parker takes up a style crafted by players such as Bert Jansch and Nick Drake in the 1960's and early 70's. His open tuned acoustic style creates a sound that would perhaps fit the 'Folk-Baroque' label, a term used to describe those musicians who followed the path laid down by originator Davy Graham. His songs and tunes arrive either worked from his own hand, or are borrowed and developed from the traditional British folk cannon. Henry Parker has a beautifully clear and precise finger picking acoustic guitar style it's quite simply gorgeous. FATEA

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Newberry & Verch At Sheffield Greystones

on Fri, 13 Apr 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Joe Newberry and April Verch are both master musicians, and their duo collaboration is fuelled by a shared passion for traditional music, blending folk, bluegrass and old time Americana. Joe Newberry is a top notch banjoist, guitarist, singer and award-winning songwriter from North Carolina. A charismatic performer, Joe was a guest star on 2016's popular Transatlantic Sessions live tour and regularly performs with other musicians including mandolin legend Mike Compton. April Verch is a world class fiddle player, step dancer and singer from Canada's Ottawa Valley. She started step dancing at age three and playing the fiddle at age six! April has countless awards, ten albums and many years of worldwide touring under her belt with the April Verch Band. With ballads, joyful fiddle tunes and poignant original and traditional songs. unsurpassed instrumental playing and April's spectacular step dancing, this will be an unmissable, entertaining evening of roots music and dance at the Greystones.

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The Wangford Bass Combo

on Fri, 13 Apr 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Get Down into the Bassment with the Wangford Bass Combo! The Bass Combo is an experimental exploration of the reverberant lower depths of Country music. What better way of navigating the dark underbelly of Country than with the thump and thud of twin bass guitars drilling their way through sad songs of lost love, breakups and betrayal, the malignant glue of relationships and the sticky end of the divorce court. Singing songs from the Dark Side of life is so much better down in the shadowy sonic world below 150 Hertz. Hank Wangford, the grizzled Godfather of British alt. Country, is joined by two members of his band the Lost Cowboys. Kevin KillaHertz Foster, the Jaco Pastorius of Country music, is the bass player of the Lost Cowboys, ex- Doll by Doll and with his own combo Under The Influence. Spanner Subwoofa Robinson is the new Chanteuse with the Cowboys bringing her heaven sent harmonies to Hank's songs. As a bass player she is an alumnus of the fine Americana band The Hallelujah Trails. Together the three decided to explore Country from the bottom up, back to bass basics. The bass line in any song is mostly felt then forgotten and the Bass Combo seeks to home in on this unsung carrier of sad songs. When misery's that deep, for a Boombastic Country experience it must be the Wangford Bass Combo. Get Down!

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Wizz Jones

on Fri, 13 Apr 2018 at London The King's Head - Crouch End 8:00pm

Wizz loves guesting at the club he calls "the good old Kally" - and we love him too. The Kalamazoo without Wizz just wouldn't be the same! If you had any doubts about the measure of influence the folk-blues maestro had on the biggest rock stars we'd refer you to Keith Richards, whose own story features vivid memories of the great man in the early 1960s. "Wizz used to drop in, with a Jesus haircut and a beard," recalls Keith in his autobiography. "Great folk picker, great guitar picker. Wizz to me then was like ....Wizzzzz. "I mean, this guy played in clubs, he was on the folk circuit. He got paid! He played pro and we were just playing in the toilet. I think I learned "Cocaine" from him - the song and that crucial fingerpicking lick of the period, not the dope. Nobody, but nobody played that South Carolina style. "Wizz Jones was a watched man, watched by Clapton and Jimmy Page at the time too, so they say." **extract from Life by Keith Richards, published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson

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The Lowest Pair @ No8

on Fri, 13 Apr 2018 at Launceston No 8 Cafe 6:30pm

A blend of old-timey string music and indie americana from this double banjo duo, featuring Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee. Hailing from Olympia/Minneapolis, since they started playing together in 2013 they have been building a name for themselves in the US and the UK. Voices born to sing bluegrass and music to match. Music Starts at 8pm Doors open at 6.30pm for pre-gig food (please call No8 to reserve a table 01566777369)

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Andy Irvine

on Fri, 13 Apr 2018 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 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 over 50-year career. Andy has been at the helm of legendary bands like Sweeney's Men in the mid 60s, to the enormous success of Planxty in the 70s, and then Patrick Street, Mozaik, LAPD and recently Usher's Island. 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 dance tunes and a compelling cannon of his own self-penned songs. www.andyirvine.com

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Craig & Willoughby

on Sat, 14 Apr 2018 at Sedgefield The Manor House 6:30pm

With a combined working history reading like a Who's Who of household names in music...... Righteous Brothers, Mary Hopkin, Chet Atkins, Stawbs and many more, now it's their turn at the front of stage, to sing and play their own well-crafted brand of acoustic guitar-based material.

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The Bar-steward Sons Of Val Doonican.

on Sat, 14 Apr 2018 at Howden The Shire Hall 7:30pm

By a series of circumstances, none of which he is prepared to divulge, "until the book and movie rights are completely sewn-up," as he so eloquently puts it himself, Scott Doonican arrived somehow in Barnsley Rock City, and within the blinking of an eye had established himself as an intellectual, all-round athlete, celebrated man of opinion, and possibly the greatest entertainer of a generation, if not in the history of the entire planet. This quiet, self-effacing man, this deep, windswept and interesting individual, who numbers amongst his hobbies, a hairnet collection of breathtaking magnitude, has not changed a bit since the early days of the band. In a typical self-mocking way, he attributes his success to a natural talent and a lifetime of exceptionally hard work and dedication. ​As The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican's outspoken frontman, Scott is a debonair and theatrical performer with a half thought-out plan and a mouth with a mind of its own. Can you trust him? To be silly, yes. To be a gob-shite, yes. To behave, no. Like a bus conductor standing in front of an orchestra with a spoon in one hand and a pint in the other, he is quite clearly here for a good time, not a long time. He claims to have formed the band in 2006, "to fuse the theatrical stage antics of Freddie Mercury with the comedy of Mike Harding, in order to form the world's greatest folk-band in knitwear".  ​There is an element on uncertainty about all of the above, but the rest, as we say, is history.  Born in the small village of Hurdy Gurdy, on the outskirts of Gothenburg, Björn Doonicansson was raised on a small goat farm by his mother Elsa Födda Fria. As a young boy she told him stories of his father; an energetic, dashing and debonair tourist from the Emerald Isle. Their brief encounter in the late 1990s, left her with fond memories of Aisle 37 in Gothenburg's Ikea store, and splinters from a Billy bookcase. ​As the years passed, the young Björn took up the violin, with dreams of playing in Sweden's Royal Symphony Orchestra and travelling the world. However, after 5 minutes of trying really hard, he gave up and decided to become a banjo player instead (he has since seen the error of his ways, and rectified his fiddling skills). Then, at the age of only fifteen, Björn happened upon a video by South Yorkshire eclectic folk sensations 'The Bar Steward Sons of Val Doonican' on Youtube. ​Everything he had suspected about his questionable genealogy, slotted into place. After this life-changing and extraordinary discovery, Björn sent them an e-mail via their website, bravely packed his bags, and boarded the first plane to England in a quest to meet his long-lost brothers from other mothers. After arriving at Robin Hood airport in Doncaster, and after a quick train ride, Björn Doonicansson rolled into Barnsley Rock City, where his brothers from other mothers were waiting to take him on the road, singing 'Songs In The Key Of Tarn'. ​The rest, as we say, is history. Contrary to popular belief, on a momentus day in 1978, Louise Brown was not actually the world's first 'Test-Tube Baby'. Unknown to to the general public, this pioneering medical advance had been given something of a 'test-run' by physiologist Robert Geoffrey Edwards & embryologist Alan Frank Eisenstein a whole twenty-six years earlier, in 1952. The early days of what would become known in the future as 'in-vitro fertilisation', was not the exact science that it is today.  ​Nevertheless, two dizygotic twin brothers from the same mother and an anonymous donor from the Emerald Isle, were the product of these early experiments. The product of Mr Eisenstein's first petri-dish (labelled ALAN#1) featured some genetic abnormalities, and the second petri-dish (labelled ALAN#2) was placed in a cryogenic freezer for 16 years until more was known about how to correct the defects, and enhance the overall aesthetics.   As a result, Alan Doonican #2, was born in 1968 and raised by adoptive parents, pentecostal preachers from near Chesterfield in Derbyshire. He toured the southern hemisphere for most of his young adult life as an accomplished self-taught bra-unhooker, until his early thirties, when, as part of the all-star cabaret on a rather down-market cruise of the upper reaches of the Amazon, he was snatched, and subsequently sold to river pirates, as a white slave, to an organ grinder on a passing Spanish Man O'War.  ​After a very daring and successful escape attempt, and with his organ only half ground, Alan managed to join a troupe of long distance accordion players who were working their way through art school. They later settled in Barnsley, where Alan spent many happy years yodeling, doing part-time modelling work for Kays Catalogue, and absorbing the intricacies of the piano accordion, an instrument on which he has since become something of a legend.  ​Sadly, his 'creator', Sir Alan Eisenstein passed away in September 2014, and, after the execution of his will, Alan's true-identity as the world's second  test-tube baby, was revealed. After this shocking revelation, his predecessor, Alan Doonican #1 chose, at the funeral, to pass the baton (and his tank-top) to his newly-found younger sibling. On assuming his role in Yorkshire's hardest working comedy band, Alan #2 also took on the extra pressure of becoming the 'Eye-Candy of the Band' from that day to now, which is no mean feat, we can tell you. ​The rest, as we say, is history!

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Trembling Bells

on Sat, 14 Apr 2018 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

This Glasgow-based band have been described as "the quirky new heroes of the British psych-folk scene".  Well known for their collaboration with the Incredible String Band founder Mike Heron, they have also taken influence from British folk songs, Americana and free improvisation.  Someone else's attempt to sum them up came up with "Like a faintly unhinged take on Fairport Convention or Fotheringay with soaring uplifting Sandy Denny style vocals that occasionally give way to deranged passages of feedback and clattering percussion". Stuart Maconie, BBC 6 Music, described their music as "wild and romantic, witty and heart breaking", saying that "It has both the charm of folk music and the power of rock".

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Trembling Bells

on Sat, 14 Apr 2018 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

This Glasgow-based band have been described as "the quirky new heroes of the British psych-folk scene".  Well known for their collaboration with the Incredible String Band founder Mike Heron, they have also taken influence from British folk songs, Americana and free improvisation.  Someone else's attempt to sum them up came up with "Like a faintly unhinged take on Fairport Convention or Fotheringay with soaring uplifting Sandy Denny style vocals that occasionally give way to deranged passages of feedback and clattering percussion". Stuart Maconie, BBC 6 Music, described their music as "wild and romantic, witty and heart breaking", saying that "It has both the charm of folk music and the power of rock".

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Chris Antonik Band

on Sat, 14 Apr 2018 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 8:30pm

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Chris Antonik Band

on Sat, 14 Apr 2018 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 8:30pm

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Emily Maguire

on Sat, 14 Apr 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

A classically-trained multi-instrumentalist with five albums and two books to her name, Emily Maguire is truly a talent to be reckoned with (R2 Magazine), her thought-provoking lyrics, supremely expressive vocals and stunning live performances winning her fans across the globe. After living in a shack in the Australian bush where she made her first two albums, Emily returned to the UK to tour with American legend Don McLean and make her third album 'Believer', a 'masterpiece' according to Maverick Magazine, with two singles playlisted on Radio 2. Her hauntingly beautiful fifth album 'A Bit Of Blue' was released in 2017.

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Topette!! Bal / Concert

on Sat, 14 Apr 2018 at Bristol Southbank Club 7:30pm

An evening of acoustic music and dancing with Anglo / French all-star folk band, Topette!! Andy Cutting - diatonic button accordeon James Delarre - fiddle Julien Cartonnet - bagpipes and banjo Tania Buisse - bodhràn Barnaby Stradling - acoustic bass guitar

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Kat & Co

on Sat, 14 Apr 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

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

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Greg Russell And Ciaran Algar

on Sat, 14 Apr 2018 at Stoke-on-Trent St Lawrence's Church Biddulph 7:30pm

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Namvula

on Sat, 14 Apr 2018 at Chidham Hambrook Village Hall 7:30pm

If you saw her, and her band, at Tuppenny Barn a couple of years ago you'll definitely want another fix of this great Zambian-born musician and her band. Presented in association with Yaram Arts, and African Night Fever - great promoters who we've worked with for many years. Doors 7.30pm, onstage c8pm Plenty of room to dance ! Licensed bar.

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Namvula

on Sat, 14 Apr 2018 at Chidham Hambrook Village Hall 7:30pm

If you saw her, and her band, at Tuppenny Barn a couple of years ago you'll definitely want another fix of this great Zambian-born musician and her band. Presented in association with Yaram Arts, and African Night Fever - great promoters who we've worked with for many years. Doors 7.30pm, onstage c8pm Plenty of room to dance ! Licensed bar.

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Roger Hubbard And The Voodoo 4 Plus Special Guest Jeremy Sherman

on Sat, 14 Apr 2018 at Worthing The John Selden Public House 7:30pm

FOR ALL THOSE WHO WERE AT THE JOHN SELDEN ON 23RD DECEMBER 2017 HERE'S ANOTHER  CHANCE TO SEE THE RETURN OF SOUTH COAST BLUES LEGEND ROGER HUBBARD IN THE 'FUNCTION JUNCTION'! Born in 1950 in Brighton, England, Roger Hubbard remains one of the UK's major exponents of the slide guitar. At the age of 15, he was starting to play at folk clubs in the Brighton area. In 1968, continuing an interest in country and delta blues, he started his own club above The Lewes Arms  in Lewes, Sussex. Apart from his fellow musicians Sam Mitchell and Dick Wardell, there were guest performances by Jo-Ann Kelly and her brother Dave Kelly, Simon Prager, Steve Rye, Bob Hall, Graham Hine, Andy Fernbach and Tony McPhee. In early December 1970, Roger opened for Muddy Waters at The University of Sussex, Brighton. The venue was the Chemistry lecture hall and organized with the help of a young sax player John Altman. He also appeared at the 1971 Cambridge Folk Festival and on the first pyramid stage at Glastonbury the same year.  In 1972 Muddy Waters was quoted in SOUNDS Magazine as saying, Roger Hubbard is as good as any blues guitarist in the U.K. or the United States.   His first album Brighton Belle Blues was recorded in 1970 by Nick Perls for his US label Blue Goose which also included new albums from the legendary bluesmen: Son House, Sam Chatmon, Yank Rachell and Bill Williams. Larry Johnson, Jo-ann Kelly, Roy Bookbinder, John Miller, Woody Mann and Graham Hine were also on the label.  Nick Perls was a key figure on the American blues trail, rediscovering the likes of Son House and Skip James.  Roger used Roy Bookbinder's Martin SOM 28 for most of the tracks and his own Levin for the slide tracks.Having played his 1935 National Steel Duolian for many years, Roger also plays an electric resonator guitar made and designed by himself was known as The Hub.   ..he could be one of the most exciting acoustic guitarists to come along since John Fahey. Whatever he does, he has created in this record a sort of monument to the full flowing of white blues scholarship...  Timothy Ferris  ROLLING STONE  February 1972. His song Home Lovin' Man was recorded by US bluesman Eric Bibb on his 2003 album Natural Light. Roger is currently mixing a new album called 50 Million Miles featuring all original songs. The re-issue ofBrighton Belle Blues is also in the pipeline.  https://www.rogerhubbard.co.uk/ ROGER IS JOINED ON THIS OCCASION BY PROF. DAVID MINNS, DR. BOB BROOKES, TREVOR GRANT AND STU PARKES COLLECTIVELY KNOWN AS 'THE VOODOO 4' Country music aficionado David Minns comes with a long pedigree. A personal friend of Gene Clarke & Gene Parsons ( ex of 'The Byrds' ) and an acquaintance of many well-known blues and country artists. Dr.Bob Brookes, longtime frontman for 'The Desperate Dan Band' shared the stage with Miller Anderson, Dave Mattacks, Chris Farlowe and many more. Trevor Grant local legend guitar whiz. Ex of Gary Numan's Tubeway Army. Stu Parkes bass player extraordinaire worked in the 60s with Gary Farr and The T Bones and many of the US blues heroes (Howling Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson and many more) Longtime bass player for local legends 'Woodbine' Special Guest Jeremy Sherman. Jeremy Sherman is a versatile guitarist/composer specializing mainly in 'Roots' music. Over 30 years' experience of playing in many varied bands has contributed to his ability to play and write in a diversity of styles, ranging through country, bluegrass, blues, ska, folk, and jazz. He has spent the last few years putting that experience into writing and recording music for the media. Since becoming involved with Audio Network Jeremy has had his music used extensively in the UK in programmes such as Scrap Heap Challenge (Channel 4), Mums Who Strike (ITV Network) and Seven Man-Made Wonders (BBC2). His music is now all over the world. What a line up eh! better get your tickets now!

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Red Butler

on Sat, 14 Apr 2018 at Uckfield Civic Centre 7:15pm

Dynamic rock/blues band Red Butler have gained followers across Britain and Europe during the past six years and aim to continue this process throughout their forthcoming tours of the UK and Spain. Wherever they play audiences instantly tap into the fire and passion generated by the young band from Sussex. The band's journey, since 2012 has seen them through a significant evolution, especially during the past 6 months. Dan Spellman joined Alex Butler (lead guitar) Charlie Simpson (drums) and Mike Topp (bass) during the latter part of 2016 and became lead vocalist following the departure of Jane in December. The tightness of the new line up owes much to the fact that Alex, Charlie and Dan played together as ColdHeat for four years from the tender age of 14. Fans, new and old, have been thrilled by the heavier sound coupled with the ever present energy and excitement which are a Red Butler trademark.Whilst retaining the support of their established blues/rock followers, Although busy working on new material the band continue to thrill audiences as they develop a heavier sound whilst preserving the passion and sensitivity that is their style. The presence of Dan on rhythm guitar has generated more space for Alex to express himself and created the opportunity for duetting guitars. The onstage chemistry is obvious to audiences and the band is revelling in the experience. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT WILL BE SET OUT CABARET STYLE WITH MOSTLY UNRESERVED SEATING ! THERE WILL BE A FULLY LICENSED BAR

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Urban Folk Quartet

on Sat, 14 Apr 2018 at Uffington THOMAS HUGHES MEMORIAL HALL 7:00pm

In an age where the word folk encompasses everything from acoustic pop to hardcore traditional music, the use of such labels to distinguish one musical experience from another has arguably been stretched farther than ever. The Urban Folk Quartet's distinguishing features have much less to do with the traditional idea of genre. Yes, this is fiddle-led music that draws heavily from celtic dance forms and traditional song but from there on in it is unlike any folk band you have ever heard. Just as English country dance unassumingly met with big band jazz musicianship in the mid 20th century, The UFQ's approach to the folk ethos is to embrace any and every influence that genuinely makes sense of their time and place and makes sense in their music. From funk grooves to middle-eastern melodies, afrobeat to north Indian rhythms. Supported by local folk trio, White Horse Whispers, putting their usual WHW twist on traditional and original songs alike, the evening promises to be an eclectic and lively celebration. We defy you to sit still! Doors open 7pm, music from 7.30.

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James Elkington

on Sat, 14 Apr 2018 at Guildford The Keep 7:00pm

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Florist

on Sat, 14 Apr 2018 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

MrWishyWashy presents Launderette Sessions Fancy staying over somewhere in Durham that's a little quirky? https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/19425847 http://www.oldcinemalaunderette.uk/retro-gig-venue https://www.facebook.com/LaunderetteSessions/ https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g190832-d6612072-Reviews-Old_Cinema_Launderette-Durham_County_Durham_England.html https://mobile.twitter.com/LaunderetteSess https://www.instagram.com/launderette_sessions/ Old Cinema Launderette is a mix of standing and seating. If you wish to be seated it is best to arrive early. Doors open at 7pm. If you have any special needs please advise us by email to mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com and we will do our very best to accommodate these. The launderette is wheelchair friendly as is our beautiful toilet. All timings are approximate but generally:- Doors - 19.00 Support 19.45 (if programmed) Headline Between 20.15 & 20.30 Please check Old Cinema Launderette Facebook page for more up to date information. Old Cinema Launderette & bar serves craft beers on draught and a small but perfectly formed gin menu. We also serves OCC Coffee and Yorkshire Tea. We have a selection of fruit Teas and posh soft drinks. About Florist Florist's music centers on moments of specific intimacy. Hold me when I'm starting to cry, Emily Sprague sings on Holdly, the title track off the band's new EP. This lyric translates a universal desire into something precise and personal, a real feeling delivered with commanding impact even through hushed vocals. Unadorned, riveting lyrics like these are certainly a hallmark of the Epoch the dreamy folk-rock collective that Florist and Sprague are also affiliated with but Holdly moves by itself. It's just under 20 minutes of the sweetest melodies swimming with powerful, deeply existential reflections. On my favorite track from the release, Cool And Refreshing, Sprague sings: I'm trying to be fine but I lie / About the things I say will never die / Like memories, forgiveness and the light inside my eyes. Even while focusing on three elements that seem eternal, the song undercuts them from the start, promising their transience without a trace of bitterness. Holdly is continually coming to terms with the space between our desire for permanence and the inevitable slippage of time; these are mini-philosophical treatises nestled in carefully constructed folk-pop songs.

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Brampton Community Band Spring Ceilidh

on Sat, 14 Apr 2018 at Chesterfield Londsley Green Community Center 7:30pm

7:30PM to 10:30PM The Brampton Community Band is getting set to have you dancing the night away or listening to our catchy rhythms at our next Ceilidh. No dance experience necessary as our caller will guide you! Price includes chip butty. Please bring your own drinks. www.bramptoncommunityband.org.uk

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Brampton Community Band Spring Ceilidh

on Sat, 14 Apr 2018 at Chesterfield Londsley Green Community Center 7:30pm

7:30PM to 10:30PM The Brampton Community Band is getting set to have you dancing the night away or listening to our catchy rhythms at our next Ceilidh. No dance experience necessary as our caller will guide you! Price includes chip butty. Please bring your own drinks. www.bramptoncommunityband.org.uk

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Dom Pipkin

on Sat, 14 Apr 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Playing the piano since childhood, Dom Pipkin studied at the Guildhall School of Music and the Royal Academy of music in London, but found his restless spirit drove him to playing with jazz and blues bands as a more practical education. He travelled the world with Errol Linton's Blues Vibe, discovering the New Orleans piano sound of Dr John and Professor Longhair along the way. He has played and studied in New Orleans many times with Jon Cleary, and opened up on the piano for Dr John in 2006, and for Screamin' Jay Hawkins in 1998. He has recorded as a session player on many albums, including with David Byrne, Ray Davies from the Kinks, Cornershop, and Morcheeba on their million selling 'Big Calm' album. He has played solo piano for film director legend Stanley Kubrik, and ran a successful New Orleans music night at the world famous Ronnie Scott's jazz club in London for two years with many great guest musicians visiting. He is widely accepted one of the best interpreters of New Orleans piano in the UK, writes about and promotes New Orleans music, and leads the band 'Dom & The Iko's', current favourites on the international festival and blues circuit, holds down a couple of London piano residencies, and was until recently Musical Director for British international pop sensation Paloma Faith, with countless TV, radio, and live appearances throughout the globe.

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Nottingham Rainbow Project Concert

on Sat, 14 Apr 2018 at Nottingham Sherwood Methodist Church 7:00pm

Doors 7pm Tickets £6 supporting the work of Nottingham Rainbow Project Adam Baker www.adambakermusic.co.uk @adambakermusic

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Nottingham Rainbow Project Concert

on Sat, 14 Apr 2018 at Nottingham Sherwood Methodist Church 7:00pm

Doors 7pm Tickets £6 supporting the work of Nottingham Rainbow Project Adam Baker www.adambakermusic.co.uk @adambakermusic

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Sonic Soul Surfer 2am Party With Blues Of Cain

on Sat, 14 Apr 2018 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

Get on down and we mean DOWN this Saturday night with a band who shake it to the core, taking you on a journey beyond your usual blues band with a fusion of reggae, funk, Latin, jazz, 60s lounge music and old skool R'n'B. Blues of Cain are a hard rolling band twisted into the roots of their musical passions, wringing an utterly engaging, dancing fusion feast from their live shows, a groove-driven mass of musical mayhem out to make you shake your money-maker all night. Expect to hear sounds ranging from Ray Charles through Sinatra to Bob Marley, War and Led Zeppelin. The band will play three sets of the stuff, starting the rock out early and finishing late. Bring your dancing shoes.

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Phil 'swill' Odgers (the Men They Couldn't Hang)

on Sun, 15 Apr 2018 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

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

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Talisk

on Sun, 15 Apr 2018 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

Nominees in the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards' Horizon Award, and winners of the 2015 Young Folk Award, Talisk are one of the fastest rising bands on the UK folk scene. Mohsen Amini (concertina), Hayley Keenan (fiddle) and Graeme Armstrong (guitar) create a captivating, energetic and dynamic sound that, in just a couple of years, has earned them multiple award wins, unwavering nationwide media praise, and standing ovations across the country. Atop their collective titles, Amini was the 2016 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year, adding to a trophy cabinet that far belies their years. So too does their touring history, though with appearances at world-leading festivals including the Cambridge Folk Festival, Denmark's Tønder, Celtic Colours in Cape Breton, Fairport's Cropredy Convention and Celtic Connections, as well as countiess others alongside live sessions on both BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio Scotland's flagship folk programmes. With further tours and showcases throughout Europe and the US, theirs is a star firmly, and rapidly, on the ascent. Extraordinary - Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Doubling the power of three - The Scotsman a very impressive set from a group... [that] when it puts its collective foot to the floor creates an exciting sound that, in this case literally, drags an audience out of its seats. - The Herald ...completely blown away by the sheer dexterity and musicianship - The Living Tradition setting scary standards - Simon Mayo, BBC Radio 3 www.talisk.co.uk

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Peter Bruntnell Trio

on Sun, 15 Apr 2018 at Lewes The Con Club 7:30pm

NME claimed that "Peter Bruntnell's records should be taught in schools" and if you ask the likes of Rumer, Peter Buck, Scott Mccaughey, Willy Vlautin, Jay Farrar, John Murry or Kathleen Edwards they'll all agree that Peter Bruntnell is a writer with rare and mysterious qualities. It's interesting that American musicians are so seduced by such a uniquely British artist, and Peter has toured extensively with Son Volt, Kathleen Edwards and Richmond Fontaine. It all started back in 1995 when Peter signed to Almo Sounds, where his label-mates included Gillian Welch and Garbage. He made two albums for the label: Cannibal and Camelot in Smithereens. Grammy-winning Peter Smith (Sting/Squeeze) who produced the debut Cannibal still cites it as one of the top 3 records I've worked on. In 1999 Peter signed to Warner Brothers imprint, Slowriver/ Rykodisc and released 'Normal For Bridgwater'. This was to be his biggest commercial success and a record that won him wider acclaim in North America. Upon hearing the album, Kathleen Edwards told her producer when recording her debut 'Failer' I want to make an album like this. Peter struck up a friendship with Son Volt, which resulted in them touring together. It also saw the introduction to Peter's band of a 17 year-old James Walbourne. As well as playing with Peter, James tours as a member of The Pretenders. Rather than reproduce the Americana feel of Normal For Bridgwater, Peter's restless musical spirit has seen him strike out in new direction with almost every subsequent album. Four albums for Loose continued to win him admirers - by 2005, The Independent were calling him one of the finest songwriters in Britain and Richmond Fontaine's front man His most recent release for Loose was 2009's 'Peter And The Murder Of Crows'. Filled with psychedelic drones and mellifluous tunes, the album found reviewers and fans alike comparing him with Nick Drake and John Martyn. It was one of Q magazine's Albums Of The Year and was an Americana Album Of The Month in MOJO Magazine.

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The Little Unsaid

on Sun, 15 Apr 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

The Little Unsaid release a new album for Reveal Records (home of Lau, Joan As Police Woman, Eddi Reader and more) in 2018. Fronted by songwriter John Elliott, they are a band with an original sound and international outlook. The Little Unsaid have spent the last year touring Europe, leaving audiences emotionally rapt with a live show that's been described as 'a thumping depth of passion'. Their sound is all their own but echoes the intensity and melancholic overtones of greats such as Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen. 2017's critically-acclaimed Imagined Hymns & Chaingang Mantras album was recorded with Radiohead engineer and film score producer Graeme Stewart. The Little Unsaid embrace elements of rock, folk, electronica, jazz and alt-pop. One of the UK's must-see rising live acts and recent winners of the Steve Reid award for Innovation. 'Entrancing songwriting of a real rich quality, all held together by an intensity of approach, by a focus on the emotional weight music can carry' Clash 'Extraordinary music. This is an amazing act' - Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

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Lazy Sunday Afternoon With Mr Love & Justice And Friends

on Sun, 15 Apr 2018 at Swindon Savernake Street Community Hall 2:30pm

A chilled afternoon of live acoustic folk and roots music with Mr Love & Justice and guest performers Sharon Lazibyrd and Sarah C. Ryan.

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Peter Struijk & Liz Mandeville At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 15 Apr 2018 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Liz Mandeville is an American vocalist, songwriter, and Chicago blues musician known for her versatile voice, high-voltage performances, insightful songs, and traditional blues guitar playing. She is a member of the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame Holland born Peter Struijk is a fearsome acoustic blues and slide guitar player. He was nominated for best Dutch blues guitarist in 2013, 2014 & 2015. Tonight is an incredibly rare chance to see this incendiary duo in action. This is the hot ticket this weekend. And we mean red hot. A limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You will still be able to pay on the night but please remember to get here early if doing so as show may sell out.. However we appreciate that some people wish to be assured of admission, if so you may book in advance here. NOTE: Although there is plenty of seating at the venue tickets do not guarantee a seat and latecomers may have to stand if venue full.

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Peter Struijk & Liz Mandeville At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 15 Apr 2018 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Liz Mandeville is an American vocalist, songwriter, and Chicago blues musician known for her versatile voice, high-voltage performances, insightful songs, and traditional blues guitar playing. She is a member of the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame Holland born Peter Struijk is a fearsome acoustic blues and slide guitar player. He was nominated for best Dutch blues guitarist in 2013, 2014 & 2015. Tonight is an incredibly rare chance to see this incendiary duo in action. This is the hot ticket this weekend. And we mean red hot. A limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You will still be able to pay on the night but please remember to get here early if doing so as show may sell out.. However we appreciate that some people wish to be assured of admission, if so you may book in advance here. NOTE: Although there is plenty of seating at the venue tickets do not guarantee a seat and latecomers may have to stand if venue full.

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

on Sun, 15 Apr 2018 at London Green Note 5:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 5.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 6.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ---------------------------------------------------- Green Note and Blue Monday present... GIRLS TO THE FRONT # 7 A night celebrating women in music by bringing the finest crop of rising female music artists to the forefront. Back by popular demand MIRI and RoseRed bring you the seventh installment of artists who are currently making waves in the London music scene. Expect an captivating musical feast of Indie folk pop, Americana, toe tapping alt-Country, and heart-filled vocals to whet your appetite and stir your soul. -------------------------------------------------------- SOPHIA MARSHALL Sophia Marshall burst onto the UK Americana scene as one-half of highly acclaimed band The HaveNots (Cooking Vinyl Records), earning praise alongside as an accomplished female singer-songwriter within the alt-country music scene. Since the launch of her solo career in 2015, Leicestershire's Sophia Marshall has continued to develop and hone her own musical voice, showcasing her individuality alongside fond influences worn proudly on her sleeve, but always presented with sincerity and sometimes painful honesty. Sophia's gloriously sad ballads and strong sultry vocal performances reach out across genres to break any listener's heart, whilst her more upbeat numbers will put smiles on faces and set toes tapping. She has even been known to reinterpret the occasional old HaveNots song, when performing with her new indie-folk / indie-pop full band line up. Marshall's larynx is somewhere between Emmylou Harris and Hope Sandoval. Heartening stuff. - Uncut Magazine Sophia sings like a fallen angel - Maverick magazine RHIANNON SCUTT "In live performance, Rhiannon's ability to captivate an audience is only superseded by her ability to deliver a line that can break your heart in an instant. Looking around the audience at shows proves to me that Rhiannon is an artist who moves you or makes you move." "an accomplished finger style guitarist, natural, charming and with a touch of Joni Mitchell at times" - Fatea Magazine GITTA DE RIDDER Anglo-Dutch singer and songwriter Gitta de Ridder sings things as they are. The simplicity of her song-writing leaving the space for her heart-filled vocals to purvey the words in their purest form. Inspired by modern folk artists such as Anais Mitchell and Iron & Wine she has been playing and releasing her songs since late 2014 which led to appearances on Dutch national TV and Radio and support from BBC introducing and several local stations in the UK. An engaging lady who has the ability to mesmerise and draw an audience into the magical world of her songs. A world full of feeling, warmth, kindness, honesty, joy and sadness. Her folk­pop songs with beautifully poetic but also conversational lyrics go straight to the heart and are performed on a bed of warm finger-­picked guitar topped by a voice full of character and emotion. Feathers is a holistic singer-songwriting performance of the highest order, gentle, simple yet ultimately stunning 4* R2 Magazine In a world where there's no shortage of fine female singer/songwriters, make no mistake, de Ridder's up there with the best of them - 'Acoustic Magazine UK' LYLA FOY Lyla Foy is a singer and multi-instrumentalist from London who specialises in intimate, melodic pop music. After a few singles and an EP under the alias WALL, she released her first full length record, 'Mirrors The Sky', under her own name in 2014. Pitchfork described it as "A digital pastoral both lush and low-key, intimate and surprisingly intricate. The album was supported by extensive touring, festival appearances and opening stages for some favourite artists including Sharon Van Etten, The National, Midlake, Phosphorescent and Fleet Foxes. After taking a step back to form a new band, consisting mainly of women, to help establish a new vocal-heavy sound, Lyla is now preparing to release a new record, which she has been working on with Oli Deakin (Lowpines) and Patrick Wimberly (Chairlift/Solange/Das Rasist). ROSERED AND THE BUTTERFLIES RoseRed And The Butterflies, aka Lydia Nicolaides is a prolific singer/songwriter from north London Enfield. She pens catchy lyrics and silver tongued melodies that tell stories in a refreshing and original way. With a mixture of realism, fun, quirkiness and sadness, RoseRed's music can move effortlessly from lightness into dark, and her style crosses a variety of genres, from Folk to Rock; from Country to Reggae. 'Imagine Mary Poppins on acid' playing the guitar and dancing like a pixie. RoseRed released her eagerly awaited debut album 'Just A Glimmer' in 2010 an album which she wrote, recorded, produced and funded herself, in-between several years of playing the London gig circuit and which got voted and won the Fatea Magazine debut album of the year 2010 Award. She has had two of her songs feature in two British Independent Films 'Jesus Versus The Messiah' and 'Chinese Burns'. She has just released her second album New Age Drifter. MIRI Described as the love child of Sting and Edith Piaf; British singer-songwriter MIRI blends heart and grit, distilled through a smooth, melodic pop filter. Her sound is her take on a sort of folky street pop, tinged with a very particular soulful quality that the Brits seem to have mastered. Anne Alexander (AfterEllen) MIRI's distinctive soft, smoky and gritty tones with thought provoking heartfelt lyrics present pop songs that speak fluent indie. 'Electric Vibes' was played on BBC 6 Music and Radio DIVA whilst 'The Plight' was played by John Kennedy on Radio X. "Under My Skin" with rapper Cheekie Bugga received a special spin on Tom Robinson's Saturday BBC 6 Music evening show. MIRI co-promotes and co-hosts live music events "Blue Monday" at The Boogaloo in London now in its 7th year and collaborating with award winning music venue Green Note on sold out female artist focused events called "Girls To The Front. Performing regularly around the UK & Europe MIRI has gained a reputation for her eclectic gigs and stage presence. Past performances include 100 Club for The Official Bob Marley Birthday Celebration, Safe Gigs For Women and Bush Hall supporting Laura Veirs. Her European travels have led her to perform in Barcelona, Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Berlin. "Beautiful vocals mixed with a social consciousness." Tracey Wise (Safe Gigs For Women)

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

on Sun, 15 Apr 2018 at London Green Note 5:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 5.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 6.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ---------------------------------------------------- Green Note and Blue Monday present... GIRLS TO THE FRONT # 7 A night celebrating women in music by bringing the finest crop of rising female music artists to the forefront. Back by popular demand MIRI and RoseRed bring you the seventh installment of artists who are currently making waves in the London music scene. Expect an captivating musical feast of Indie folk pop, Americana, toe tapping alt-Country, and heart-filled vocals to whet your appetite and stir your soul. -------------------------------------------------------- SOPHIA MARSHALL Sophia Marshall burst onto the UK Americana scene as one-half of highly acclaimed band The HaveNots (Cooking Vinyl Records), earning praise alongside as an accomplished female singer-songwriter within the alt-country music scene. Since the launch of her solo career in 2015, Leicestershire's Sophia Marshall has continued to develop and hone her own musical voice, showcasing her individuality alongside fond influences worn proudly on her sleeve, but always presented with sincerity and sometimes painful honesty. Sophia's gloriously sad ballads and strong sultry vocal performances reach out across genres to break any listener's heart, whilst her more upbeat numbers will put smiles on faces and set toes tapping. She has even been known to reinterpret the occasional old HaveNots song, when performing with her new indie-folk / indie-pop full band line up. Marshall's larynx is somewhere between Emmylou Harris and Hope Sandoval. Heartening stuff. - Uncut Magazine Sophia sings like a fallen angel - Maverick magazine RHIANNON SCUTT "In live performance, Rhiannon's ability to captivate an audience is only superseded by her ability to deliver a line that can break your heart in an instant. Looking around the audience at shows proves to me that Rhiannon is an artist who moves you or makes you move." "an accomplished finger style guitarist, natural, charming and with a touch of Joni Mitchell at times" - Fatea Magazine GITTA DE RIDDER Anglo-Dutch singer and songwriter Gitta de Ridder sings things as they are. The simplicity of her song-writing leaving the space for her heart-filled vocals to purvey the words in their purest form. Inspired by modern folk artists such as Anais Mitchell and Iron & Wine she has been playing and releasing her songs since late 2014 which led to appearances on Dutch national TV and Radio and support from BBC introducing and several local stations in the UK. An engaging lady who has the ability to mesmerise and draw an audience into the magical world of her songs. A world full of feeling, warmth, kindness, honesty, joy and sadness. Her folk­pop songs with beautifully poetic but also conversational lyrics go straight to the heart and are performed on a bed of warm finger-­picked guitar topped by a voice full of character and emotion. Feathers is a holistic singer-songwriting performance of the highest order, gentle, simple yet ultimately stunning 4* R2 Magazine In a world where there's no shortage of fine female singer/songwriters, make no mistake, de Ridder's up there with the best of them - 'Acoustic Magazine UK' LYLA FOY Lyla Foy is a singer and multi-instrumentalist from London who specialises in intimate, melodic pop music. After a few singles and an EP under the alias WALL, she released her first full length record, 'Mirrors The Sky', under her own name in 2014. Pitchfork described it as "A digital pastoral both lush and low-key, intimate and surprisingly intricate. The album was supported by extensive touring, festival appearances and opening stages for some favourite artists including Sharon Van Etten, The National, Midlake, Phosphorescent and Fleet Foxes. After taking a step back to form a new band, consisting mainly of women, to help establish a new vocal-heavy sound, Lyla is now preparing to release a new record, which she has been working on with Oli Deakin (Lowpines) and Patrick Wimberly (Chairlift/Solange/Das Rasist). ROSERED AND THE BUTTERFLIES RoseRed And The Butterflies, aka Lydia Nicolaides is a prolific singer/songwriter from north London Enfield. She pens catchy lyrics and silver tongued melodies that tell stories in a refreshing and original way. With a mixture of realism, fun, quirkiness and sadness, RoseRed's music can move effortlessly from lightness into dark, and her style crosses a variety of genres, from Folk to Rock; from Country to Reggae. 'Imagine Mary Poppins on acid' playing the guitar and dancing like a pixie. RoseRed released her eagerly awaited debut album 'Just A Glimmer' in 2010 an album which she wrote, recorded, produced and funded herself, in-between several years of playing the London gig circuit and which got voted and won the Fatea Magazine debut album of the year 2010 Award. She has had two of her songs feature in two British Independent Films 'Jesus Versus The Messiah' and 'Chinese Burns'. She has just released her second album New Age Drifter. MIRI Described as the love child of Sting and Edith Piaf; British singer-songwriter MIRI blends heart and grit, distilled through a smooth, melodic pop filter. Her sound is her take on a sort of folky street pop, tinged with a very particular soulful quality that the Brits seem to have mastered. Anne Alexander (AfterEllen) MIRI's distinctive soft, smoky and gritty tones with thought provoking heartfelt lyrics present pop songs that speak fluent indie. 'Electric Vibes' was played on BBC 6 Music and Radio DIVA whilst 'The Plight' was played by John Kennedy on Radio X. "Under My Skin" with rapper Cheekie Bugga received a special spin on Tom Robinson's Saturday BBC 6 Music evening show. MIRI co-promotes and co-hosts live music events "Blue Monday" at The Boogaloo in London now in its 7th year and collaborating with award winning music venue Green Note on sold out female artist focused events called "Girls To The Front. Performing regularly around the UK & Europe MIRI has gained a reputation for her eclectic gigs and stage presence. Past performances include 100 Club for The Official Bob Marley Birthday Celebration, Safe Gigs For Women and Bush Hall supporting Laura Veirs. Her European travels have led her to perform in Barcelona, Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Berlin. "Beautiful vocals mixed with a social consciousness." Tracey Wise (Safe Gigs For Women)

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Charity Folk Evening In Aid Of Seeability

on Sun, 15 Apr 2018 at York Black Swan Inn 7:30pm

York songwriter Stan Graham, the Black Swan Folk Club's house band "supergroup" Ramshackle and Dorset singer-songwriter Nigel Waite join forces to raise funds for SeeAbility, a 200-year-old registered charity that supports people with sight loss and multiple disabilities, including learning and physical disabilities, mental health difficulties, acquired brain injury and life-limiting conditions.

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Singers' Night

on Sun, 15 Apr 2018 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Another of our popular singers' nights - giving our regulars a chance to perform on stage with amplification and lighting. Expect anything from sea shanties to psychedelia, with a mix of original songs, traditional songs and covers of well known songs, less known songs and some performers will take requests on the night. For performers, a spot on a Singers Night consists of two songs (or maybe 3 very short pieces). Performing on stage in front of an expectant audience puts us firmly in the spotlight and necessitates more practice and preparation. To assist in the process our more experienced regular performers and volunteers are happy to offer assistance to help prepare those for whom the step up from the singaround to the darkened stage may be daunting. For example: we'll be happy to help unaccompanied singers choose a suitable pitch (or even accompany them if they prefer). We'll aim to set up the stage from 6.30pm and if time allows there should be the opportunity to have a run-through using the microphones. So, please come prepared with everything you need...capo, picks, guitar strap and most importantly PLEASE to paraphrase Bob Dylan "know your song well before you start singing" If you have any questions please email via the website. We hope that the most successful spots may eventually get the opportunity to progress to a full support spot (usually 25 mins- 5 songs)

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Holy Moly & The Crackers

on Sun, 15 Apr 2018 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

With their unique fusion of gypsy folk rock, Holy Moly & The Crackers hail from the North East of the UK, and have a loyal, devoted and ever increasing fan base: They are a bunch of wild gypsy troubadours with more than a touch of magic about them (Diva). The band have built themselves an enviable reputation, pulling packed houses for their ferocious, visceral live shows, and now they are heading into heavier, gutsier waters with their new album Salem -

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Bophouseblue

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

BOPHOUSEBLUE - Myke Clifford, Chris Newman, Sue Szmanski

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Banjo Jen With Johnny Griff And Special Guests

on Sun, 15 Apr 2018 at Sheffield The Dorothy Pax 3:30pm

due to popular demand we are adding a sunday afternoon gig after saturdays sell- out.

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Duotone

on Mon, 16 Apr 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Duotone is the alias of songwriter Barney Morse-Brown, cellist with multi-platinum artist Birdy and BBC Folk Award winners the Imagined Village, Chris Wood, Eliza Carthy and Jackie Oates. Duotone's new album Let's Get Low, written at home on his narrowboat, reveals a songwriter who is unafraid to explore real-life experiences that are often hidden from view. His debut album Work Harder & One Day You'll Find Her (2009) and critically acclaimed second LP Ropes (2011) saw Duotone navigating his way through a personal loss; Let's Get Low, after two years in the making, presents a new perspective on his experiences and explores the meaning of home and his sense of place

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Topette!! French Style Bal / Concert

on Mon, 16 Apr 2018 at Mynydd Llandygai Memorial Hall 7:00pm

An evening of acoustic music to listen and / or dance to, from all-star Anglo / French folk band, Topette!! Andy Cutting - diatonic button accordeon James Delarre - violin Julien Cartonnet - bagpipes and banjo Tania Buisse - bodhràn Barnaby Stradling - acoustic bass guitar

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Dipper Malkin

on Mon, 16 Apr 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dipper Malkin are a captivating new duo, whose beginning was but a whisper. That whisper has steadily grown to become a clamour over the last year. Dipper Malkin are rapidly earning a reputation for elevating traditional music to new heights of sturdy beauty and sophistication. Dipper Malkin is the potent combination (Folk Radio UK) of two musicians that have spent their careers to date involved in groundbreaking projects. John Dipper (viola d'amore) was one third of The English Acoustic Collective alongside Chris Wood and Robert Harbron and currently works with string quartet Methera, while Dave Malkin (guitar, voice) was a founding member of trio Tandem, stylishly combining traditionally informed compositions with live electronics.

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The Salts

on Mon, 16 Apr 2018 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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The Salts

on Mon, 16 Apr 2018 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Ross Couper And Tom Oakes

on Tue, 17 Apr 2018 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

***** Captivating  Three Weeks (Edinburgh Fringe) Studied Intensity  The Scotsman Hailing from polar ends of the UK, Ross Couper (Shetland) and Tom Oakes (Devon) have been dazzling audiences with their fiery, driving rhythms and shared passion for the infectious melodies and grooves of Celtic Music, for the best part of a decade. Their highly dynamic mixture of power and fragility delivered with warmth and humour leaves audiences exhilarated and entertained. Ross's explosive fiddle playing lies at the heart of some of the biggest acts on the Scottish folk scene, previously part of Scots Traditional Music Award winning (Band Of The Year) Bodega, Ross currently plays with the mighty Peatbog Faeries. Tom Oakes is a multi award winning guitarist and flautist who as well as being a founder member of the genre defying Auvo Quartet is also known for his work as a solo flautist, recently a member of the highly acclaimed Songs For The Voicless project with Bella Hady, Josienne Clarke and Ian Stephenson amongst others.

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Topette!! French Style Bal / Concert

on Tue, 17 Apr 2018 at Lancaster The Gregson Centre 7:30pm

An evening of acoustic music, for dancing or listening, from the all-star Anglo / French folk band, Topette!! Andy Cutting - diatonic button accordion James Delarre - violin Julien Cartonnet - bagpipes and banjo Tania Buisse - bodhràn Barnaby Stradling - acoustic bass guitar

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Greg Russell And Ciaran Algar At The Raven Folk Club 40th Anniversary

on Tue, 17 Apr 2018 at Chester Storyhouse 7:00pm

What better way to celebrate our anniversary than with a performance by the country's hottest folk duo! Greg is, of course, a Raven F.C. Alumnus, and he and Ciaran have guested for us on a number of occasions - always with stunning results. They are joined by The Old Firm (Chris Lee, Dave Russell, Nick Mitchell) and famed Liverpool singer, multi-instrumentalist and raconteur, Keith Price. In the Storyhouse at Chester too!

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An Evening With Joe Boyd

on Tue, 17 Apr 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, EVENT 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 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- fRoots Magazine presents a special intimate talk and Q&A with legendary record producer JOE BOYD. Loosely titled Folk Rock from Newport to Fairport, it will undoubtedly range far beyond those parameters as his CV will make apparent! Born in Boston in 1942, Joe graduated from Harvard in 1964. After university, he worked as a production and tour manager for George Wein in Europe where he traveled with Muddy Waters, Coleman Hawkins, Stan Getz and others; and at Newport Folk Festival in the USA where he supervised Bob Dylan's electric debut. In 1966, he opened UFO, London's psychedelic ballroom. His first record production was four tracks by Eric Clapton & The Powerhouse for Elektra in 1966. He went on to produce Pink Floyd, Nick Drake, The Incredible String Band, Fairport Convention, Sandy Denny, Richard & Linda Thompson, Maria Muldaur, Toots & The Maytals, REM, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, 10,000 Maniacs, Billy Bragg, Cubanismo, Taj Mahal and many others. As head of music for Warner Brothers Films, he organised the scoring of Deliverance, Clockwork Orange and McCabe And Mrs Miller and made Jimi Hendrix, a feature-length documentary. He later went into partnership with Don Simpson to develop film projects. He helped set up Lorne Michaels' Broadway Pictures in 1979-1980, then started Hannibal Records, which he ran for 20 years. In 1988, he was Executive Producer of the feature film Scandal. In 2006, Joe published a memoir, White Bicycles: Making Music In The Sixties. It received high critical praise, has sold 75,000 copies world wide and has been translated into 6 languages. He has toured widely in the UK and US with Robyn Hitchcock in the show Live and Direct from the 1960s in which he reads and talks and Robyn sings the appropriate songs. He has also produced concerts in celebration of Nick Drake, Kate McGarrigle, Syd Barrett, Fairport Convention and the Incredible String Band. Recordings of the Drake and McGarrigle concerts were released in the first half of 2013. Joe resides in London and is working on a book on World Music. Profits from tonight's event are to be donated in support of fRoots Magazine. www.joeboyd.co.uk www.frootsmag.com

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Lilly Hiatt

on Wed, 18 Apr 2018 at Witney Fat Lils 7:30pm

Rootsy singer/songwriter Lilly Hiatt had a lot to live up to when she chose to make music her career her father is John Hiatt, one of America's leading songwriters. Lilly attended high school in Nashville, and later studied in Colorado at the University of Denver, where she decided she wanted to go professional as a musician. She made her recording debut in 2008, singing backing vocals on her father's album 'Same Old Man', and she began playing out with her own band. In 2011, Lilly Hiatt & the Dropped Ponies struck a deal with Normaltown Records, a subsidiary of New West Records, and the following year they released their debut album, 'Let Down'. After plenty of touring (including several dates opening for her father), Lilly returned in 2015 with her second album, 'Royal Blue'. After she beat a troublesome drinking problem, her experiences formed the basis of her third album, 'Trinity Lane', which was release in August. "Gonna hang on a little bit longer, sleep well, work a little harder; put my faith in something I can't see," sings Lilly Hiatt on the title track of the album. It's a set of honest words from an album of personal truths; a collection of songs that take stock of where she's been, where she's going and the challenges she's weathered to get there. Produced by Michael Trent of Shovels & Rope, 'Trinity Lane' is indeed about hanging on, working hard and keeping the faith, centered on songwriting that melds the observational with the confessional and never tries to follow any particular genre code the guitar riffs are as Seattle as they are southern, the topics are modern as they are built on the past. East Nashville's Trinity Lane is where Hiatt lives, and Trinity Lane is a document of what lives inside her. 'Trinity Lane' is full of gifts and full of guts an album that is a healing process and a road map forward, filled with Hiatt's wildly expressive approach to songwriting and stark, honest lyrics. To get there, she finally had to put her faith into something she couldn't see. But to hear that journey, all you have to do is listen.

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Topette!! French Style Bal / Concert

on Wed, 18 Apr 2018 at Newcastle upon Tyne Tyneside Irish Centre 7:30pm

An evening of acoustic music, for dancing or listening, from the all-star Anglo / French folk band, Topette!! Andy Cutting - diatonic button accordion James Delarre - violin Julien Cartonnet - bagpipes and banjo Tania Buisse - bodhràn Barnaby Stradling - acoustic bass guitar

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The Undercover Hippy (solo)

on Wed, 18 Apr 2018 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

Bringing together soulful vocals, infectious reggae rhythms, and the lyrical delivery of a skilled mc. As a solo gig expect an intimate show wherein fans can get an insight into the meanings behind the songs and the chance to hear old songs almost forgotten or new songs yet to be recorded.

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Rebetiko Carnival Presents... Sto Cafe Aman With Cigdem Aslan

on Wed, 18 Apr 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A musical journey into the cafe amans (taverns) of Istanbul, Smyrna and Thessaloniki where not only local musicians played regularly but those who travelled around met and improvised together hence creating an invaluable melting pot. Expect to hear various sounds that influenced each other. Musicians Cigdem Aslan - Voice Martin Stokes - Kanun Baha Yetkin - Oud Ant Romero - Percussion

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Rebetiko Carnival Presents... Sto Cafe Aman With Cigdem Aslan

on Wed, 18 Apr 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A musical journey into the cafe amans (taverns) of Istanbul, Smyrna and Thessaloniki where not only local musicians played regularly but those who travelled around met and improvised together hence creating an invaluable melting pot. Expect to hear various sounds that influenced each other. Musicians Cigdem Aslan - Voice Martin Stokes - Kanun Baha Yetkin - Oud Ant Romero - Percussion

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Julie Felix

on Wed, 18 Apr 2018 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Rowan Godel Trio

on Wed, 18 Apr 2018 at Biddulph Arms 7:30pm

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Ross Couper & Tom Oakes

on Wed, 18 Apr 2018 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:45pm

Hailing from polar ends of the UK, Ross Couper (Shetland) and Tom Oakes (Devon) have been dazzling audiences with their fiery, driving rhythms and shared passion for the infectious melodies and grooves of Celtic Music, for the best part of a decade. Their highly dynamic mixture of power and fragility delivered with warmth and humour leaves audiences exhilarated and entertained. Ross's explosive fiddle playing lies at the heart of some of the biggest acts on the Scottish folk scene, previously part of Scots Traditional Music Award winning (Band Of The Year) Bodega, Ross currently plays with the mighty Peatbog Faeries. Tom Oakes is a multi award winning guitarist and flautist who as well as being a founder member of the genre defying Auvo Quartet is also known for his work as a solo flautist, recently a member of the highly acclaimed Songs For The Voiceless project with Bella Hardy, Josienne Clarke and Ian Stephenson amongst others.

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Windborne

on Wed, 18 Apr 2018 at Towersey The Three Horseshoes 7:30pm

Vocal chameleons who specialize in close harmony singing, shifting effortlessly between diverse styles of traditional music

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Rheingan Sisters

on Wed, 18 Apr 2018 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

Winners of the 2016 BBC Folk Award for 'Best Original Track' the Rheingans Sisters make bold, playful innovative folk music that is anchored to the traditions without ever being bound by them. Audiences around the world have been captivated by their performances, each one an invitation to participate in an intuitive musical conversation between two performers at the height of their powers. Rowan Rheingan is well-known on the folk scene as a memory of Lady Maisery and for her work with Nancy Kerr & The Sweet Visitor Band and the Songs of Separation supergroup. Anna Rheingan is a performer and scholar with a special interest in the folk music of southern France. Quite simply extraordinary. FRoots

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The Rheingans Sisters

on Thu, 19 Apr 2018 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Winners of the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for 'Best Original Track', The Rheingans Sisters make bold, playful, innovative folk music that is anchored in traditions without ever being bound by them. Audiences across the world have been captivated by their performances, each one an authentic invitation to participate in an intuitive musical conversation between two musicians at the height of their powers. A life-time's deep learning of European traditions is carefully re-imagined to produce beguiling new music. Older musical landscapes shape new songs, asking irresistable questions concerning our own lives. Always creating space for spontaneity and surprise, instrumental pieces are wholly contemporary while drawing from the well of musical knowledge passed down through generations. Their hotly anticipated third album is due for release in Spring 2018. Fiddle-singers and multi-instrumentalists Rowan and Anna Rheingans grew up in the Peak District, surrounded by traditional music and encouraged to pick up the fiddle by their musician mother and violin-maker father from an early age. Rowan is a well known on the English folk scene as part of hugely popular BBC Folk Award nominated trio Lady Maisery as well as for her work with Nancy Kerr & The Sweet Visitor Band and the Songs of Separation super-group alongside Eliza Carthy and Karine Polwart. Anna lives and works as a fiddle player in Toulouse and is an expert in southern French folk music, having recently gained a 1st class diploma from the Conservatioire Occitan. As both sisters have also spent a significant amount of time studying fiddle music in Sweden and Norway, they pull a range of influences from both northern and southern European fiddle traditions into their own interpretations, compositions and arrangements. The Rheingans Sisters' debut album Glad Gold Hearts was released on Rootbeat Records in June 2013 to wide critical acclaim. Songlines described them as "musical miscegenation with unabashed confidence, a duo of considerable abilities and imaginations to match and nominated Rowan and Anna for Best Group and Best Newcomer in the Songlines Music Awards. Their second, award-winning album Already Home, recorded over just five days in a remote forest studio in mid-Wales, is an enticing, thoughtful and adventurous record that quickly caused a stir when it was released in November 2015. Amongst a flurry of fantastic reviews, The Independent called Already Home 'superb', fRoots made them a cover-feature and described the album as quite simply extraordinary and Folk Radio UK hailed it as not only a beautiful and exceptional record, but an important one. It reached the top 10 albums in the 2015 fRoots Critics Poll Album of the Year, was awarded a Songlines 'Top of the World' award and earned Rowan and Anna no less than two nominations at the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. As well as being nominated for the 'Horizon' award which celebrates the best new acts on the UK's folk scene, they won 'Best Original Track' for the song Mackerel. PRESS QUOTES Superb - The Independent Quite simply extraordinary - fRoots Magnificent - Songlines reverie on stage - The Canberra Times Already Home is unhurried music of heart and ease and lyricism, with gorgeous new songs that sound already timeless, that reek of earthly human connection and longing; a warm hug of an album. - Karine Polwart www.rheinganssisters.co.uk www.facebook.com/TheRheingansSisters www.twitter.com/RheingansSis

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Lilly Hiatt

on Thu, 19 Apr 2018 at Manchester Gullivers 7:30pm

Lilly Hiatt's love of the '90s alt-rock she was raised on shines through on Trinity Lane in the distressed guitars and urgent backbeats. She cites the Pixies, Breeders, Dinosaur Jr., and her favourites, Pearl Jam as influences, but there is also something distinctly Americana lurking in the songs. After moving out of an ex's house, Hiatt settled into a new apartment off of Trinity Lane in her East Nashville neighbourhood and went on tour with friend John Moreland to the West Coast and back. The intensely personal, autobiographical album was written largely upon her return, in isolation, facing the issues she escaped while on the road. Every time she wanted a man, she picked up her guitar. Every time she wanted a drink, she picked up her guitar. Hiatt says, 'Love will take you to the darkest places but also the most honest places if you let it. Learning how to love myself is something I've always been lousy with, and I spent some time on that. I thought about my sobriety, what that means to me, the struggles I'd had throughout the years, since I was a 27-year-old and hung up my toxic drinking habit. I thought about my mother, who took her own life when I was a baby, not far from my age at 30 years old, and I related to her more than ever. As you can see, there was plenty of time spent on my own. I didn't talk to that many folks, albeit a few close friends, and leaned into my family. I stayed away from men, and danced alone in the evenings, looking out my window observing my humble and lively neighbourhood. I found power in being by myself. I found peace in the people I was surrounded with we didn't really know one another, but we smiled when passed on the street. One time I almost rear-ended an older woman in her car backing out of my driveway and I said, Oh man, I'm just not used to any cars coming around this bend. She replied, This is our little hideout, baby, And it really was.' She continues, 'After a while, I had all these songs to play, and wanted to share them. I wanted to get out of town to get some distance from everything, so after an ongoing conversation with Michael Trent, I took my band to Johns Island, SC and we holed up for a few weeks. I poured my heart out, and trusted them with it, and these guys gave it right back. I think we all understood what it's like to question home, intention, demons, love I think most people understand that.' Lilly Hiatt returned with Trinity Lane in August 2017. The 12-song set was produced by Michael Trent of Shovels & Rope and engineered by Andy Dixon at Trent's Studio Bees in Johns Island, SC. In addition to her backing band, Trent is featured as a musician throughout, and is joined by his wife and Shovels & Rope partner Cary Ann Hearst for backing vocals on Everything I Had. 'Lilly is as real and honest of a songwriter as they come,' says Trent. 'Fearless and thoughtful and a total joy to be around.' NPR Music is premiering the full album as a First Listen, stating, 'On Trinity Lane, the third album by this fixture of Nashville's indie scene and first for New West she's devoted to excruciatingly revealing expression, deftly manipulating the tone and perspective of her songwriting from track to track. Her treatment of pain can, remarkably, feel both considered and diaristic.' They continue, 'Her willingness to portray herself in moments of anger or neediness that others might deem unseemly, particularly coming from a woman, and to examine gender divisions in emotional labor at close range, is courageous and affecting.' Paste Magazine previously premiered the video for the album's single The Night David Bowie Died, exclaiming that Trinity Lane is 'going to be one for the books'. Of the song, Hiatt offered, 'The night David Bowie died, I was in disbelief. I wanted to talk to someone, but it was too late to make a phone call. I cried quietly and went to bed. The next day, I picked up my guitar and hit record on Garage Band. I started to sing and those were the first words that came out. I felt like Bowie was giving me a little gift.'

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Pat Mcmanus Band

on Thu, 19 Apr 2018 at Witney Fat Lils 7:00pm

Pat McManus Band are a blues rock power trio that call to mind the legendary Taste but with their roots in Irish music still noticeable. Marty McDermott and Paul Faloon form a solid rhythm section and Pat's guitar playing is fast but fluent, rooted in the blues but not constrained by it. It's always a treat when he brings out the fiddle, it is such an unusual instrument to hear on the rock scene, his playing is stunning and it adds such a surprisingly powerful dimension to the show. Pat's affable personality is infectious and the audience cannot help but be put under his spell. We are thrilled he wants to come back after a fantastic show last year. More info here: http://www.patmcmanus.co.uk/

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Topette!! French Style Bal / Concert

on Thu, 19 Apr 2018 at Sheffield The Heeley Institute 7:30pm

An evening of acoustic music, for dancing or listening, from the all-star Anglo / French folk band, Topette!! Andy Cutting - diatonic button accordion James Delarre - violin Julien Cartonnet - bagpipes and banjo Tania Buisse - bodhràn Barnaby Stradling - acoustic bass guitar There will be a bar! For more info contact 07835 966810

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The Lowest Pair

on Thu, 19 Apr 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Calan

on Thu, 19 Apr 2018 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

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Calan

on Thu, 19 Apr 2018 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

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Dai & The Ramblers

on Thu, 19 Apr 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ------------------------------------------------------ New Roots presents.... 4-piece DAI & THE RAMBLERS recorded their debut album Duw Duw, crammed full of their brilliant brand of Cajun and New Orleans flavoured honky-tonk, folk and gonzo jazz, at the legendary Toe Rag studios. Songwriter and singer Dai Price comes from Newport in South Wales, and previously worked with psychedelic cumbia outfit Los Chinches. Rupert Gillett grew up in Germany, and plays double bass and cello. He also performs with the London Klezmer Quartet and produces records at The Cabin studio in Walthamstow. Sheffield-born Alan Dunn plays piano and accordion, and has worked with folk legends such as Loudon Wainright III and Fairport Convention's Richard Thompson. South African fiddler Bob Loveday has performed and recorded with artists as varied as Van Morrison, Jeff Beck, The Penguin Cafe Orchestra and Paul McCartney. They're a fantastic band, with wonderful songs, all delivered by brilliant musicians, we're really looking forward to this one!! "I love his voice; I love the whole band." Paul Heaton (The Beatiful South) "Absolutely gorgeous... They make a beautiful sound." Janice Long (BBC Radio 2) "A joyous romp... will raise your spirits and gladden your heart" Michael Farley (Americana UK) ------------------------------------------- London based singer songwriter ADY JOHNSON has shared the stage with the likes of Willy Mason and Ben Howard. His accomplished, finely crafted style filters the distinctly English tones of Ray Davies and Steve Marriot through a classic, soulful acoustic folk style. His most recent release was recorded with Mercury nominated/ BBC award winning producer Gerry Diver (Lisa Knapp, Sam Lee, Tom Robinson) and brings together the soulful delivery and intimacy of Ady's live performances. if this is his musical CV he's got the job. Rudie Humphrey Americana UK Damn good! Tom Robinson BBC Radio 6 Music --------------------------------------------- New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk scene. It's committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves - for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible. Website: www.newrootsevents.com New Roots Radio: https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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Songs Of Nick Drake Keith James

on Thu, 19 Apr 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Keith James a haunting and immaculately crafted concert with The Songs of Nick Drake Nick Drake is the most revered and loved of all this country's singer/songwriters. He recorded three cherished Albums between 1969 and 1972 but was almost entirely unknown in his day. After his tragic death in 1974, aged only 26, his music almost disappeared into obscurity. Now, thanks to a massive resurgence of interest and a worldwide re-evaluation of his genius, Nick Drake has become a National treasure. An important book, Remembered for a while has been recently released, written by his elder Sister Gabrielle Drake. This volume throws light on almost everything attributed to Nick's brief career as a songwriter and recording artist as well as on many corners of mystery and supposition. A number of years have now passed since singer/guitarist Keith James paralysed the whole country with his stunningly beautiful series of concerts entitled The Songs of Nick Drake. At the beginning of the project in 2001 he was the first artist ever to bring this fragile and intriguing music to theatres across the UK in its pure live concert form. The end result was over a decade of highly acclaimed concerts amounting to over 1500 shows in venues in the UK, Ireland, Holland, France, Italy and Spain including all of Nick's Schools and Colleges even Glastonbury Festival. 'Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear' (The Independent ) 'Keith James has become a pillar of trust. A sublimely intimate and engaging voice' (Sunday Times) 'a sensitive and pleasingly understated delivery, all the better that the songs might speak for themselves' Acoustic Magazine

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Tim Chu & Ian Bailey - The Simon & Garfunkel Experience

on Fri, 20 Apr 2018 at Hoghton Gregson Lane Sports and Social Club 7:30pm

It is always an interesting experience when you go to see a 'tribute' act. I'm often left wondering whether the audience are hearing the band at all or, riding on the wave of fancy dressed efforts to look like the artists, are they just singing along to the memory of the original. That's where Tim Chu and Ian Bailey's A Celebration of Simon and Garfunkel is different. This is not a show setting out to try and be their heroes; it is pure and simple a celebration of the music that means so much to them. They capture the essence of Paul and Art without ever slipping into bad impressions. It is obvious when listening to Ian Bailey's own work how much of an influence S&G are on him, the very same can be said of Tim Chu. So when they start singing 'America' the sonic similarities in the harmonies are full of the same emotional strength and tonal unity as the original, yet at no point do I find myself closing my eyes and imagining myself back in a 1960's New York folk club. Instead I am finding a renewed love in the songs I adore, played by extremely talented musicians. Each song 'The Only Living Boy in New York', 'Mrs Robinson', 'The Boxer' are played with passion and respect yet they hold a uniqueness in the way the pair deliver the tunes. Tim creates wonderful intros and fills with some of the finest fret work I have seen and heard from an acoustic player. Ian backs this up with some truly brilliant rhythm work, and I'm not just talking about strumming the odd chord. He plays bass lines on a standard 6 string, uses the back of the guitar as a make shift drum and even has an egg to shake. They're version of 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' is a triumph. The first time I went to see them I was wondering how on earth they were going to tackle that masterpiece. The answer is quite simply brilliant. Going to see Tim Chu and Ian Bailey perform A Celebration of Simon and Garfunkel is a fantastic night of top quality performances of top quality songs. It's not a tribute act; it's a stand alone show, a study of the music. If you like the original S&G material, this show is the closest thing you'll get to seeing them live! Colin Davies (Author)

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Michael Chapman

on Fri, 20 Apr 2018 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

2016 was a landmark year for Michael Chapman. As well as celebrating his 75th birthday it was also 50 years since he first went on the road professionally. Special events to mark this important milestone in his life and career included a short residency in London, a UK tour with BJ Cole on pedal steel and Sarah Smout on cello, and issues of some new recordings, including collections of guitar instrumentals 'Fish' and 'Homages'. Never one to stand still for long, Chapman continues touring with more new projects including his new album '50' on vinyl and some exciting new collaborations are in the pipeline. New recording: Chapman's new album '50' was released in January 2017 on the Paradise of Bachelors label. Produced by & featuring Steve Gunn it features his first full band sound for some 20 years. Michael Chapman (born Leeds Yorkshire - 1941) first became known on the London and Cornish folk circuits in 1966. Playing a blend of atmospheric and autobiographical material, he established a reputation for intensity and innovation. Signed to EMI's Harvest label he recorded a quartet of classic albums. LPs like 'Rainmaker' and 'Wrecked Again' defined the melancholic observer role Michael was to make his own, mixing intricate guitar instrumentals with a full band sound. His influential album 'Fully Qualified Survivor', featuring the guitar of Mick Ronson (David Bowie) and Rick Kemp's bass (Steeleye Span), was John Peel's favourite album of 1970. 'Survivor' featured the Chapman 'hit', 'Postcards of Scarborough', a characteristically tenderly sour song recounting the feelings of nostalgia and regret. Chapman is known as one of the UK's best finger picking style guitar players. As part of a continuing musical lineage that includes the likes of Ralph McTell, John Martyn, Davey Graham & Bert Jansch, Chapman is still touring and recording new material. Recent Album releases include Fish 2015 and reissues of his classic Harvest catalogue. 'Rainmaker', Fully Qualified Survivor', 'Wrecked Again', 'Window' & 'Playing the Guitar The Easy Way' on the USA label Light in The Attic completing a reissued series of all his early work. Live at Folk Cottage (2013) is an archive of the first known recordings of Michael playing live at The Folk Cottage, at Mitchell, Cornwall in 1967. Collaborations with Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) and the American 'primitive school' of guitar players, including the late John Fahey , and also Jack Rose, opened up a whole new audience of US based admirers. Appearing on recordings with Hiss Golden Messenger and Steve Gunn has cemented Chapman's position as pivotal figure in roots, folk and acoustic guitar playing over the last 50 years. 'This is the sound of a real songwriter who's lived a real life and all that entails.' - Q Magazine

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John Conolly

on Fri, 20 Apr 2018 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

An evening of charm, great music and tales of life in the oft forgotten areas of the east coast. John Conolly is a wonderful story teller, in song or otherwise, and some of his songs have even been mentioned as 'traditional' at singarounds. Who has not heard 'Fiddler's Green', or 'The Punch and Judy Man'? Support is from local 'man with a guitar' Les Wild who delightfully sings cover songs by a variety of well know artists such as Anthony John Clarke. Legion open from 7pm Concert doors 7.45pm Concert starts 8.15pm

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The Rheingans Sisters

on Fri, 20 Apr 2018 at Bristol Frenchay Village Hall 7:30pm

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Dan Walsh

on Fri, 20 Apr 2018 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

The Big Comfy Bookshop proudly presents the award winning acoustic evening 'Comfy & Acoustic'. Intimate performances from the best UK (and beyond) musicians covering folk, Americana, singer-songwriters and roots. Dan Walsh Nominated for best musician at last year's BBC Folk Awards, Dan Walsh combines 'virtuoso playing and winning songwriting' (MORNING STAR). Describing what Dan does is no easy task but at the heart of it is British, Irish and American folk music delivered with a healthy dose of funky grooves - all performed with his unique and dazzling take on clawhammer style banjo helping to challenge all preconceptions about the instrument. Add to all that poignant songs, astonishing musical departures and lively humour and the result is a truly memorable live show which has wowed audiences across the world from intimate seated rooms to huge dancing crowds in festival fields. New album 'Verging on the Perpendicular' is Walsh's fourth solo album and again has received much critical acclaim and is accompanied by a hectic touring schedule taking in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Both solo and as a member of the award winning Urban Folk Quartet, as well as guest appearances on stage with Imelda May, Joss Stone and the Levellers, this unique and eclectic musician has stunned audiences across the world. His eclectic and innovative approach has led to many exciting collaborations alongside his solo work and the UFQ. The latest is with fellow banjoist John Dowling, combining beautiful harmonies with red-hot picking. Other work has included tours with North East concertina legend Alistair Anderson, sensational Indian sarangi player Suhail Yusuf Khan and Canadian country singer Meaghan Blanchard. Dan is also an in demand session musician with recent guest appearances, on stage or in the studio, with the likes of Imelda May, Joss Stone, Seth Lakeman, the Levellers, Duane Eddy, Martin Simpson and even the City of London Sinfonia. Amit Dattani Amit Dattani is a singer songwriter known for his unique brand of roots-driven guitar and striking lyrical originality. Behind his raconteur spirit lies superb musicianship, nimble finger-picking and a versatility which has garnered a strong reputation on the live circuit, with over ten years performing across the UK and Europe under his belt. Having played guitar, banjo and lap slide guitar in a number of roots bands across the Midlands, Amit has recorded a solo album, due for release early 2018 - a collection of stripped back songs with just guitar and voice. Amit has shared the stage with the likes of Charlie Parr, John Smith, Blind Boy Paxton, Willy Vlautin, Kathryn Williams and Mark Morris Devon Mayson Devon's beautiful and soulful voice, accompanied with her emotional and raw writing, gives her music an edge that transcends anything currently heard in today's charts. Devon's music is inspired by her own emotional journey and will resonate with anyone who has experienced the joys and pains of love. "UK country is going through something of a surge of popularity at the moment, and we think it's only a matter of time before Devon Mayson is mentioned in the same breath as artists like the Shires and our 2014 guests Ward Thomas. Mayson's music sits unashamedly on the pop side of country, but her gift for songwriting lends her debut release 'Lie to Me' an understated depth. With the UK's Country music scene beginning to gain more popularity, Devon Mayson's debut album will introduce a younger generation to the beautiful sound of Country. Her debut single You Only Love Me When You're Drunk and her Album Lie To Me were released in August and peaked at #3 in the Country iTunes Chart. "Beautiful country voice, if you only buy one country album this year make it this - you won't regret it!" Stage Times Dan Walsh 9.40-10.40 Amit Dattani 8.45-9.25 Devon Mayson 8.00-8.35 The bookshop bar will be open serving hot and cold drinks, wine and beer plus snacks. No other food or drink to be brought into the premises. For details of the bookshop please visit www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk www.facebook.com/thebigcomfybookshop www.twitter.com/bigcomfybooks www.instagram.com/bigcomfybooks www.bigcomfysessions.com NOTE: If you are late you'll have to wait for the acts to finish their set/song to avoid interrupting the performance

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Ben Maggs

on Fri, 20 Apr 2018 at Stratford-upon-Avon Ryepiece Barn 7:15pm

An up and coming singer-songwriter described as having 'shimmering vocals and lush guitar'. When he's not been touring on his own he's been supporting the likes of Leo Sayer, The Proclaimers and Roy Wood. This might be your last chance to catch Ben in such an intimate venue. As usual you'll get a delicious vegetarian supper included with your ticket. Bring your own drink and glass. You'll have a truly memorable evening.

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Miranda Sykes

on Fri, 20 Apr 2018 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

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

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Forest Folk And Roots Present Alden, Patterson And Dashwood

on Fri, 20 Apr 2018 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

Norwich based folk / Americana trio Alden, Patterson and Dashwood weave rich vocal harmonies along with fiddle, dobro, guitar and mandolin within beautifully written original songs and melodies. The trio are made up of Christina Alden (Guitar & Vocals), Alex Patterson (Violin & Mandolin) and Noel Dashwood (Dobro & Vocals) Their music takes influence from folk traditions from both sides of the Atlantic with uplifting instrumentals and self-penned songs depicting tales of young travellers, sleepy seas and their affection for home. The independently-released debut album 'Call Me Home' released in 2016 was written and produced at home in Norwich and is lovingly presented in attractive handmade covers, designed and hand-printed by the band. The trio are playing Cranfield as part of an extensive UK tour of festivals and clubs playing songs from the first album along with new material. 'It's lovely stuff' Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Folk Show 2016 ★★★★★ Album Of The Year Editors Choice fROOTS Magazine 2016 ★★★★ Songlines 'Obviously something of enormous promise' ★★★★ R2 'Talented and poetic triumvirate' You can find more information at https://aldenpattersonanddashwood.com

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Forest Folk And Roots Present Alden, Patterson And Dashwood

on Fri, 20 Apr 2018 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

Norwich based folk / Americana trio Alden, Patterson and Dashwood weave rich vocal harmonies along with fiddle, dobro, guitar and mandolin within beautifully written original songs and melodies. The trio are made up of Christina Alden (Guitar & Vocals), Alex Patterson (Violin & Mandolin) and Noel Dashwood (Dobro & Vocals) Their music takes influence from folk traditions from both sides of the Atlantic with uplifting instrumentals and self-penned songs depicting tales of young travellers, sleepy seas and their affection for home. The independently-released debut album 'Call Me Home' released in 2016 was written and produced at home in Norwich and is lovingly presented in attractive handmade covers, designed and hand-printed by the band. The trio are playing Cranfield as part of an extensive UK tour of festivals and clubs playing songs from the first album along with new material. 'It's lovely stuff' Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Folk Show 2016 ★★★★★ Album Of The Year Editors Choice fROOTS Magazine 2016 ★★★★ Songlines 'Obviously something of enormous promise' ★★★★ R2 'Talented and poetic triumvirate' You can find more information at https://aldenpattersonanddashwood.com

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Ranagri

on Fri, 20 Apr 2018 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Ranagri produce an electrifying mix of virtuosic instrumentals, haunting melodies, vivid storytelling and their unique take on old and new folk songs. The London based band are a combination of Irish and English musicians; Dónal Rogers (Vocals/Guitar), Eliza Marshall (Flutes/Whistles), Ellie Turner (Electric Harp) and Joe Danks (Bodhrán/Guitar). Ranagri were delighted to secure a record contract with Grammy Award Winning Record Label 'Stockfisch' in 2014 where they recorded the highly acclaimed SACD hybrid album 'Fort of the Hare'. They also published a book 'Song Folk Art' through Robinswood Press with an accompanying album 'Tradition' recorded throughout 2014. In 2015 Ranagri collaborated with legend crooner Tony Christie of 'Amarillo' fame, recording an album entitled The Great Irish Songbook, taking Tony back to his Irish Roots, and bringing their own style to many of the golden old Irish tunes that they grew up on. This was signed with both Stockfisch and Wrasse Records, and was followed by a large tour of the UK and Germany as part of Tony's Golden Anniversary Tour. Festival performances include Cambridge, Gate to Southwell, Wath, Stourbridge, Trinity, Bloom and Purbeck Folk Festivals. No strangers to large venues, Ranagri have performed at Birmingham Symphony Hall, Fairfield Halls, The Union Chapel, Buxton Opera House to name a few. Combining their love for world music, they collaborated with top Indian Musicians Kuljit Bhamra OBE, Sanjay Guha, M Balachander and members of Britten Sinfonia at The Bhavan Centre, London. In 2016 Ranagri worked with Grammy-nominated producer Graeme Pleeth on their latest album VOICES (recorded at Real World Studios) which combines their own songs and instrumentals with traditional folk Songs such as High Germany and The Snow It Melts The Soonest all performed and arranged in Ranagri's inimitable style. 2017 has seen Ranagri on tour with Justin Currie (of Del Amitri) at Islington Assembley Halls, Perth Concert Hall, Holmfirth Picturedrome and Cambridge Junction. They are currently finishing off writing their new album which will be recorded at Stockfisch early in 2018. Quotes and Reviews There's little to use as a point of reference when you discuss the sound created by Ranagri ... stunning, dazzling, remarkable...any of those will do, however the overriding word is different; and you could throw exciting in there too. Tim Carroll, FolkWords You're unlikely to hear anything more irresistible and more folky this year. Mike Ainscoe, Louder Than War Ranagri - both on the new album 'Voices' and on the stage - are a band that deliver a great sound. If they're not playing near you, buy the album, if they are - buy the album and go see. Also 'album of the week' Fatea Magazine Neil King, Fatea Magazine Creating a trademark sound that's becoming ever more familiar as they continue to make waves on the UK and European folk scene. Folk Radio UK "How often do you hear a sound that's completely new and immediately makes you want to dance? I'll be following Ranagri around, I hope they don't mind..." Katie Derham - BBC Ranagri's flute and harp infused set who wasn't conjuring up visions of the airier moments of sublime Jethro Tull was pitifully short, yet gave enough of a flavour to mark them on the list for the next possible wallet lightning raid on the CD stall. Mike Ainscoe - Louder Than War (review of Cambridge Folk Festival 2015). The standard of musicianship tonight was second to none as the band delivered two excellent sets. The band's musical magic was evident in some of the most flawless playing the Wheelhouse has been witness to over the last 77 shows the venue has staged. Allan Wilkinson - Northern Sky Magazine Quality contemporary songwriting enhanced by beautiful neo-Celtic sounds. Carl Corcoran - Presenter RTE Lyric FM's Blue of the Night Quite possibly one of the best bands we have seen in 2014. Their music is in the main self penned and lyrically has a folk feel to it, but the sound they produce is a mixture of music and rhythms from everywhere in the world. It is so very hard to find a genre to fit them into. Les Jones - Woodman Folk Club http://www.ranagri.com/

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Maddy Prior - In Concert With Hannah James And Giles Lewin

on Fri, 20 Apr 2018 at Teddington Landmark Arts Centre 8:00pm

THESE TICKETS ARE IN THE UN-RESERVED SECTION AT THE REAR OF THE BUILDING, ON ELEVATED STAGING. Doors open from 7.15pm for a performance start of 8pm Over the course of her remarkable career, Maddy Prior has made it her mission to work with exceptional musicians both within Steeleye Span and beyond. To that noted li