Snag It! With David Mctea & The Swinging Magpies

on Sat, 19 Aug 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A Saturday night of 1920s and '30s Hot Jazz & Early Swing at Jamboree... Under the influence of prohibition-era speakeasies, the inspired 5-piece The Swinging Magpies play a delightful mix of all of the above..

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Latchepen

on Sun, 20 Aug 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

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

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LoÏc Blejean And Tad Sargent

on Mon, 21 Aug 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

Please note that unfortunately Tad Sargent is unable to attend tonights concert - Nigel Stevens will be performing in his place 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. ------------------------------------------ Two musicians from either side of the channel playing the very best tradition Irish music. LoÏc Bléjean on uilleann pipes and whistles, and Tad Sargent on bouzouki-guitar, bodhran and vocals. Loïc Bléjean is a Breton uilleann pipes and low whistleplayer. Deeply rooted in Irish traditional music, he is also a very versatile musician, having taken part in many differentprojects over the last twenty five years. He started with the pipes in 1989 under the tuition of Alain Le Hegarat. Former member of influential bands (pop-rock "Glaz", French Canadian "Gwazigan"), he joined fest-noz leading group Carré Manchot in 2007, bringing the irish pipes to the fine art of breton dance music. Among the recent musical experiences (orchestral ensemble "Ars'Ys", or progressive rock "Children in Paradise"), he is now working with jazz musicians Gildas & JB Boclé, in the exciting Boclé Bros. Band. A new album, freshly recorded in NYC and Brittany. In the village of Tréméven on the northcoast of Brittany, Loïc and hisbrother Ronanfounded Irish Rendez Vous Music Festival, promoting irish traditional music atitsvery best since 2009. London Born Tad Sargent, whose family roots come from Castlebarr in county Mayo, started playing music at a young age on the piano. He discovered the bodhran in 2002 after re-discovering his love for Irish music from sessions run by famous banjo player Mick O'Connor. He picked up the bouzouki in 2008 and became one of a few bouzouki players to favour the guitar shaped design. In the last few years Tad has played with many great musicians in the Traditional Irish music scene including Luke Daniels, Cara Dillon and the Long Notes. However he has also branched out into mainstream folk and other genres. He is a member of the band Ranagri, who have just released an album with Tony Christie (Amarillo fame). He is also a member of Irish Traditional band CrossHarbour, who released their critically acclaimed album in 2014. www.loicblejean.com www.tadsargent.com

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Curtis Eller's American Circus

on Tue, 22 Aug 2017 at Coventry The Tin at The Coal Vaults 8:00pm

Curtis Eller is diligently at work on a new full-length album for 2017! A twenty-year show business veteran, the iconoclastic banjo player and his brutish and inelegant backing band The American Circus have developed a devoted international following, based on dynamic, unhinged live performances and a disquieting back catalog of strange magnetic recordings. The past two years have found them engaged in a relentless string of one-nighters on the rock & roll club and festival stages in nearly a dozen countries on both sides of the Atlantic. Eller is a gifted and prolific songwriter whose banjo driven songs describe a dreamlike vision of American history where all points in time have collapsed into one. Past recordings have seen a ghastly parade of historical luminaries, from Abraham Lincoln and Buster Keaton to Amelia Earhart and Joe Louis, sharing the spotlight with a host of Civil War generals and corrupt 19th century politicians. This time The American Circus has augmented their indelicate, rock & roll rhythms with a tempestuous cloud of horns and an graceless choir of backsliders in their quest to bring Eller's historically evocative compositions to vivid, cinematic life. Dust off your phonograph needle and get ready for the new platter!

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Curtis Eller's American Circus

on Tue, 22 Aug 2017 at Coventry The Tin at The Coal Vaults 8:00pm

Curtis Eller is diligently at work on a new full-length album for 2017! A twenty-year show business veteran, the iconoclastic banjo player and his brutish and inelegant backing band The American Circus have developed a devoted international following, based on dynamic, unhinged live performances and a disquieting back catalog of strange magnetic recordings. The past two years have found them engaged in a relentless string of one-nighters on the rock & roll club and festival stages in nearly a dozen countries on both sides of the Atlantic. Eller is a gifted and prolific songwriter whose banjo driven songs describe a dreamlike vision of American history where all points in time have collapsed into one. Past recordings have seen a ghastly parade of historical luminaries, from Abraham Lincoln and Buster Keaton to Amelia Earhart and Joe Louis, sharing the spotlight with a host of Civil War generals and corrupt 19th century politicians. This time The American Circus has augmented their indelicate, rock & roll rhythms with a tempestuous cloud of horns and an graceless choir of backsliders in their quest to bring Eller's historically evocative compositions to vivid, cinematic life. Dust off your phonograph needle and get ready for the new platter!

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Ragged Union Bluegrass Band

on Tue, 22 Aug 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Ragged Union is a powerful new group that has all the essential elements of a great band top-notch musicians, original material, tight harmonies and blistering instrumentals! - Ken Seaman / Mid-Winter Bluegrass Festival Ragged Union's hard-driving bluegrass, with a tinge of the traditional and a healthy dose of the blues, has become a favourite for quite a few music lovers since their inception a few years ago. Not many folks have said it better than Ron Thomason of Dry Branch Fire Squad who said, This is your grandfather's bluegrass music but NOT his lyrics or subject matter. These tunes are 'traditional' in their approach and in presentation, but the subject matter of the lyrics is wholly modern; that is, they deal with modern angst, problems, even fixations in both a literal and metaphorical way. And this is the crux: that's entirely different than how bluegrass music has been 'updated' to date. It is beyond appropriate; it is fresh and innovative while preserving through their instruments the things one likes about bluegrass music. Some pretty powerful words for a band who is just now releasing their first album. The music coming from this six-piece Colorado based ensemble, led by husband and wife Geoff and Christina Union, is memorable and provides a platform for players performing original tunes and off-the-beaten path standards, winning fans in the process. There is an intimacy and tightness surrounding the vocals, with award-winning instrumental work, a powerful rhythmic drive, and up tempo arrangements giving way to the edgy, outsider songwriting that has become an earmark of their style.

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Gaelynn Lea In Brighton

on Tue, 22 Aug 2017 at Brighton The Green Door Store 7:30pm

Dictionary Pudding are delighted to announce, live in Brighton... Gaelynn Lea Music Classically trained violinist and songwriter Gaelynn Lea has been bewitching scores of fans with her haunting original songs and experimental takes on traditional fiddle music. Her work most recently won NPR Music's 2016 Tiny Desk Contest, a competition drawing submissions of original songs from more than 6,000 musicians across the country. Karen Dalton and Joanna Newsom melt together in the form of Gaelynn Lea & set about absolutely obliterating your heart. Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) + HAKARL Local multi-instrumentalist improv musician Hakarl will open proceedings. The Green Door Store / TUES 22ND AUG 2017 730PM tickets: Advance £8 Concessions £5 Carers - Free

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Gaelynn Lea In Brighton

on Tue, 22 Aug 2017 at Brighton The Green Door Store 7:30pm

Dictionary Pudding are delighted to announce, live in Brighton... Gaelynn Lea Music Classically trained violinist and songwriter Gaelynn Lea has been bewitching scores of fans with her haunting original songs and experimental takes on traditional fiddle music. Her work most recently won NPR Music's 2016 Tiny Desk Contest, a competition drawing submissions of original songs from more than 6,000 musicians across the country. Karen Dalton and Joanna Newsom melt together in the form of Gaelynn Lea & set about absolutely obliterating your heart. Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) + HAKARL Local multi-instrumentalist improv musician Hakarl will open proceedings. The Green Door Store / TUES 22ND AUG 2017 730PM tickets: Advance £8 Concessions £5 Carers - Free

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Courtney Marie Andrews

on Wed, 23 Aug 2017 at Leeds Brudenell Social Club 7:30pm

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

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Anny Celsi & Nelson Bragg With Duncan Maitland

on Wed, 23 Aug 2017 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Anny Celsi & Nelson Bragg with Duncan Maitland: From Los Angeles pop-Americana artists Anny Celsi and Nelson Bragg team up with Dublin's Duncan Maitland to form a high-energy, high-flying trio. It's Brill Building hooks, Byrds-y harmonies and Beatle-esque psychedelia! Celsi's style has been described as beatnik cool, pop-noir, and slightlydelic pop jangle, with comparisons to Suzanne Vega, Jackie DeShannon and Chrissie Hynde. While Bragg's day job is percussionist-vocalist with The Brian Wilson Band, between tours he's found time to release two critically acclaimed albums of his own, most notably Day Into Night. Maitland has plied his 12-string with pop heroes Picturehouse, Pugwash and XTC. His Lullabies for the 21st Century is a trip through the acid-tinged English foothills of rainyday sunshine pop.

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Libby Koch & Friends

on Wed, 23 Aug 2017 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Describing Americana singer-songwriter Libby Koch (pronounced like the soft drink) as country meets soulful, Free Press Houston perfectly pegs the artistry captured on Koch's new album, Just Move On (June 24, 2016, Berkalin Records). Working in Nashville with Grammy-winning producer Bil VornDick, she draws on legends from Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn to Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris, among others, to craft an album of true cryin' and leavin' country songs. Combining her country soul with a seventh-generation Texas troubadour's storytelling skill, Koch fills these songs with intimacy and honesty. Like the most timeless country classics, they're the kind that make you feel good about feelin' bad. Koch's gospel-grounded and honky-tonk voice powerfully navigates the emotions inherent in an album about relationships, starting with the opening break-up trio, Just Move On, You Don't Live Here Anymore and Out of My Misery three diverse, retro-to-modern songs that ultimately convey more about the triumph of empowerment than the pain of loss. Tracked live with veteran players handpicked by VornDick, the album, her fourth, is a fine follow-up to her 2014 release, Tennessee Colony, which drew on her ancestors' stories to address themes of family, faith and home. Calling it a frisky blend of country, folk, bluegrass and gospel set to some mighty fine fiddle, banjo and mandolin and labeling it daisy fresh, the Houston Press put Tennessee Colony on its year-end top 10 list. Though Houston native Koch began writing songs in junior high school, she never considered doing so professionally until she attended law school at Nashville's Vanderbilt University, where she discovered she could hold her own in a city full of heavyweight talents. A job at a large Houston law firm convinced her music, not law, was her true calling, and eventually, she decided it was time to just move on. like a bowl of gumbo and a mug of Shiner Bock at the end of a hard, rainy day.... Her music makes you want to persevere on the off chance that the new morning might yield an unexpected creation. Such moments may be fleeting, but there are none as rewarding. - NO DEPRESSION (MIKE SEELY) she sings her story with a little twang, some slide guitar, and a lot of heart. - TEXAS MONTHLY (DAN SOLOMON) the kind of crisp but classic country-pop that has all but vanished from Nashville but guarantees the album a welcome spot in the libraries of any Rosanne Cash, Mary Chapin Carpenter or Patty Loveless fan. That said, fans who prefer their country music come from a dance hall rather than a coffeehouse will be rewarded handsomely with You Don't Live Here Anymore, Bring You Down and I've Been Blind as well. - HOUSTON PRESS (CHRIS GRAY) Everything about this album reminds me that country music isn't dead, but up until now, has been buried in the heart of Texas.... If ever there is a song that brings true 'country' back to country radio, You Don't Live Here Anymore will do just that. If you want to be a part of putting 'country' back on the radio, request airplay at your local station. - KELLY'S COUNTRY "Libby Koch is quintessential. If I had to sum up country music in one shot she might be my pick.... Just Move On walks trodden ground, but does so with warmth and ease, expertly weaving together a number of country tropes into a comfortable and satisfying collection of originals. The album is an easy listen with enough depth and expertise to stay engaging.... Koch plays country the way it is meant to be played, with emotion, musicianship, and earthy, clever songwriting. - THAT MUSIC MAG (ASHER WOLF) serve[s] up the pleasures of accessible, melodic pop, rock and country like they used to when the car radio felt like a genial companion. - RAMBLES (JEROME CLARK) It's poignant stuff. A classic country sound - FLYINGSHOES REVIEW (MAURICE HOPE - UK) "Traditional country doesn't get any countrier than this" - THE ROCKING MAGPIE (UK) "This is a daring and lively album underpinned by Libby's undoubted enthusiasm, deep-rooted country mood and sharp songwriting skills." - FATEA MAGAZINE (MIKE RITCHIE - UK) "'Just Move On' is a tasty in the hearing sounding album that relaxes you from start to finish." (translated from Dutch by Google Translate) - MUZIEKWERELD (NL) "Instead of chosing for a career as lawyer, Houston based singer-songwriter Libby Koch selected to go for a much more unsecure musical route. All her albums demonstrate that she did make the right choices and that her future in the world of female country music singers looks very bright and prosperous. Her latest album Just Move On will help her to open more doors in the USA, but certainly also abroad" - ROOTSTIME (BE) "...a kind of effortless introduction to the American folk music and country music world." (translated from Hungarian by Google Translate) - HANGZASVILAG MAGAZIN (HU)

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The Trials Of Cato

on Thu, 24 Aug 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

We were one of many clubs to be impressed by this young trio when they toured around open mics and singers nights last winter and we happily invited them back for a paid booking. Robin, Will and Tomos play mandolin, tenor banjo, bouzouki and guitar and sing mostly original songs with driving rhythms and rousing vocal harmonies.

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The Trials Of Cato

on Thu, 24 Aug 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

We were one of many clubs to be impressed by this young trio when they toured around open mics and singers nights last winter and we happily invited them back for a paid booking. Robin, Will and Tomos play mandolin, tenor banjo, bouzouki and guitar and sing mostly original songs with driving rhythms and rousing vocal harmonies.

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The Damien O'kane Band

on Thu, 24 Aug 2017 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016 Nominee for 'Best Album'- Damien O'Kane is a musician of many talents. A seriously good singer, with a relaxed, assured vocal style that exudes a natural warmth and empathy with the colourful characters who occupy his songs and when all the pieces are fitted together with unconditional love, care and attention to detail, the results are spectacular. Teamed up with master guitarist Steven Byrnes and Steven Iveson's sublime and exhilirating electric guitar playing: this is a trio that take traditional Irish music and song and, in the words of the The Telegraph, turn it into 'Folk-Pop that is Irish music for the 21st Century.' Damien and his band have created a sound that is hugely exciting and 'very different to anything that has gone before' (Colin Irwin). Sublime and exhilarating arrangements of the old Irish traditional songs, with influences of rock, pop, jazz, electronica and not a trace of gimmickry. Doors open from 7.30 for an 8pm start

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The Damien O'kane Band

on Thu, 24 Aug 2017 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016 Nominee for 'Best Album'- Damien O'Kane is a musician of many talents. A seriously good singer, with a relaxed, assured vocal style that exudes a natural warmth and empathy with the colourful characters who occupy his songs and when all the pieces are fitted together with unconditional love, care and attention to detail, the results are spectacular. Teamed up with master guitarist Steven Byrnes and Steven Iveson's sublime and exhilirating electric guitar playing: this is a trio that take traditional Irish music and song and, in the words of the The Telegraph, turn it into 'Folk-Pop that is Irish music for the 21st Century.' Damien and his band have created a sound that is hugely exciting and 'very different to anything that has gone before' (Colin Irwin). Sublime and exhilarating arrangements of the old Irish traditional songs, with influences of rock, pop, jazz, electronica and not a trace of gimmickry. Doors open from 7.30 for an 8pm start

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Karl Blau

on Thu, 24 Aug 2017 at Guildford Boileroom 7:00pm

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Gilmore & Roberts

on Thu, 24 Aug 2017 at Harwell Village Hall 7:00pm

Katriona Gilmore and Jamie Roberts have been performing for 10 years, they weave wonderful stories into their music which can go from gentle ballads to lively foot stomping numbers. They were nominated for 'Best Duo' at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016. Support will be from Charlie Law, a lad originally from Suffolk, but is now London based. Tickets £10 in advance or £12 on the door, half price for accompanied children 16 and under.

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Curtis Eller's American Circus

on Thu, 24 Aug 2017 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 veteran, banjo player and songwriter famed for his dynamic, often unhinged, performances has assembled a brutish, inelegant rock & roll ensemble consisting of musicians from the US and England to bring his historically evocative compositions to vivid life! Curtis Eller is diligently at work on a new full-length album for 2017! A twenty-year show business veteran, the iconoclastic banjo player and his brutish and inelegant backing band The American Circus have developed a devoted international following, based on dynamic, unhinged live performances and a disquieting back catalog of strange magnetic recordings. The past two years have found them engaged in a relentless string of one-nighters on the rock & roll club and festival stages in nearly a dozen countries on both sides of the Atlantic. Eller is a gifted and prolific songwriter whose banjo driven songs describe a dreamlike vision of American history where all points in time have collapsed into one. Past recordings have seen a ghastly parade of historical luminaries, from Abraham Lincoln and Buster Keaton to Amelia Earhart and Joe Louis, sharing the spotlight with a host of Civil War generals and corrupt 19th century politicians. This time The American Circus has augmented their indelicate, rock & roll rhythms with a tempestuous cloud of horns and an graceless choir of backsliders in their quest to bring Eller's historically evocative compositions to vivid, cinematic life. Dust off your phonograph needle and get ready for the new platter! http://www.curtiseller.com

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Chuck Hawthorne & Friends

on Thu, 24 Aug 2017 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Chuck Hawthorne was sitting in a Chicago airport next to his guitar case. He had been visiting friends for the weekend and was waiting on a flight back to Austin, where he had recently relocated following his retirement from the US Marine Corps. Another gentleman toting a guitar took the seat next to him and struck up a conversation. That man was Juno Award winning artist Ray Bonneville. As the flight boarded, the two exchanged contact information, and Ray asked Chuck to send him some songs. Chuck had heard that line before and figured that airport conversation would be the last he heard from Ray Bonneville. But the next day, he emailed Ray a few songs anyway. Ray sent a reply that would change Chuck's life and career. It read, Let's meet for coffee and discuss your record. The road that led Chuck to that chance encounter started on a cattle ranch in Amarillo and spanned the globe over 21 years of military service. Chuck developed his voice as a songwriter riding the Texas plains with his cowboy heroes Clifton Lowe and Alvin Hamrick, sailing the Adriatic sea and picking guitar aboard the USS Iwo Jima, writing Post 2 Gate in the basement of a Baghdad palace, and while experiencing the stories of the people he came to know in his hometown, his many deployments, and points in between. The 11 songs on Chuck's debut album, Silver Line, were produced by Ray Bonneville at Shine Studios in Austin, Texas, and feature a roster of stellar guest musicians including Eliza Gilkyson and Gurf Morlix. The record recently caught the attention of Michael Martin Murphey, who heard Chuck play at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada. Murph has since invited Chuck to play shows with him at the Saxon Pub in Austin and the Franklin Theatre in Nashville, and along with Bonneville, he has become a musical mentor to Chuck.

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Celtic Shore

on Thu, 24 Aug 2017 at Hove The Brunswick 8:30pm

Celtic Shore is a four piece Irish music band consisting of fiddle, flute, bodhran, and acoustic guitar and vocal harmonies. ****** Alan - Lead singer and rhythm guitarist ****** ****** Mary - Bodhran and vocals ****** Alan comes from an Irish background on his father's side and was brought up listening to traditional Irish songs. He has been on the music scene since 1971 playing Country and 50's music, but his roots are Irish and Country. Mary has always enjoyed Irish music and met Alan in 2008 on St Patrick's night. They married in 2010 and Mary took up playing the Bodhran and singing vocal harmonies, creating the foundations for Celtic Shore. ****** Emma - Violin ****** Emma started playing the violin at 7 years old and studied classically for many years. She was lucky enough to learn folk fiddle on the Sheffield Folk scene with many inspiring sessions at Fagan's Pub. She has been playing in Irish bands and at sessions in Brighton for the last 10 years. Emma also plays tenor banjo and the mandolin. ****** Oli - Flute and penny whistle ****** Oli has played classical flute since the age of 8. He has played in folk sessions since 2014 and played in the Irish music band Shenanigan. Oli is a very talented flute and penny whistle player which makes our sound more authentic. www.celticshoreirishband.wordpress.com www.facebook.com/Celtic-SHORE £5

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Gilmore & Roberts

on Thu, 24 Aug 2017 at Harwell Village Hall 7:00pm

Katriona Gilmore and Jamie Roberts have been performing for 10 years, they weave wonderful stories into their music which can go from gentle ballads to lively foot stomping numbers. They were nominated for 'Best Duo' at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016. Support will be from Charlie Law, a lad originally from Suffolk, but is now London based. Tickets £10 in advance or £12 on the door, half price for accompanied children 16 and under.

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Ragged Union

on Thu, 24 Aug 2017 at Towersey The Three Horseshoes 7:15pm

"When bluegrass is played right, it's impossible to resist the allure of that mountain music sound; and Ragged Union get it oh so right." You bet they do. Come and check them out.

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The Sweetwater Warblers

on Fri, 25 Aug 2017 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Formed at the Hoxeyville Music Festival in 2014, The Sweet Water Warblers have gone on to attract serious admiration wherever they appear. Michigan songbirds, Rachael Davis, Lindsay Lou and May Erlewine had each carved out successful careers on the American Roots Music circuit and in the process grew to respect each others' work. When they finally gelled into the potent force they have become, it was the most natural coming together three singing sirens and multi-instrumentalists whose repertoire swings from gospel and bluegrass to soul and even joyful interpretations of pop. With three-part vocal harmonies that are sublime, they trade instruments including mountain fiddle and banjo, uke, guitar and double bass. Lindsay Lou is well known as lead vocalist with her band The Flatbellys who have toured extensively and appeared at festivals ranging from MerleFest in the USA to Shetland Folk Festival in the UK. One of the main visiting attractions at Celtic Connections in 2017, she was nominated in the 2016 Best Vocalist category by the prestigious International Bluegrass Music Association. May Erlewine set out on her career as a teenager, hitchhiking across North America playing in small and large towns, riding freight trains and busking on the streets. In those travels she came to know the land and understand the pulse of the people, and her songs show a very real connection and concern with everyday folk. Her voice is instantly recognisable, and her material is these days being sung and recorded by many other artists. Rachael Davis has a broad and faithful fanbase, admired especially by her peers, with a reputation as one of the classiest gals on the scene. At the age of 21, Rachael moved to Boston to start a career as a singer-songwriter and 7 short months after joining the music community she was was awarded the Boston Music Award for best new singer-songwriter. Her influences range from the jazz stylings of Ella Fitzgerald to the soulful contemporary vocals of Patty Griffin and much more in between.

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Ramon Goose - Album Launch

on Fri, 25 Aug 2017 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 long and winding road from Marrakech to Tiznit had a profound influence on the Desert blues of guitarist Ramon Goose, who forges an infectious blend of old-school blues and hypnotic Saharan grooves with songs of refugees, smugglers, danger and freedom. Ramon's new album 'Long Road To Tiznit' was recorded in London and Marrakech and this show marks the official release of the album. Touring with a multicutural outfit that draws musicians from Mali, Algeria and Senegal this will be a very special show. Ramon Goose is one of the most versatile and unique Blues artists of his generation, grounded in an education of African styles, he has explored many distant musical genres and still continues to do so. He is now touring as his solo acoustic blues tour and also as a full band lineup. Ramon originally established himself as the guitarist; chief songwriter, producer and driving force for the acclaimed British band NuBlues (with Ed Vans), also working with Senegalese world music star Diabel Cissokho and forming The seminal band The West African Blues Project, his most recent new venture is Desert Rock. Born in England, from an early age Ramon was imbued with the music of the American South, especially pre-war Delta blues which influenced and continues to influence his guitar style. He has drawn inspiration from artists such as Blind Blake, Blind Boy Fuller, Robert Johnson and Ry Cooder. He has performed and toured all over the world and strives to be one of the most exciting and ground breaking contemporary Blues artists, constantly looking to extend and expand his musical horizons. In 2010 he set out to discover the roots of the Blues. The journey took him to West Africa and he spent time in Dakar, Senegal playing with griot and other musicians. He co-wrote, performed on and produced the album Mansana Blues with Kora star Diabel Cissokho. It was released to critical acclaim in 2010 ( Downbeat Magazine poll winner). Tracks of Ramon have been featured on Putamayo's 2013 release African Blues and also the forthcoming African Blues compilation by World Music Network (April 2014). The West African Blues Project was Ramon's next project (a collaboration with Senegalese singer Modou Toure) and in 2015 they released an album together which has so far received rave reviews in the press. Through the years Ramon has worked with Eric Bibb, Pee Wee Ellis, Chris Thomas King, Diabel Cissokho (Senegal), Daby Toure (Mauritania), Atongo Zimba (Ghana), Noumoucounda Cissoko, Najma Akhtar, Justin Adams & Julian Joseph to name a few. Currently working on a new album which Ramon wrote whilst travelling in Morocco and the Sahara Desert called Desert Rock. In 2016 he accepted the invitation to perform at Buckingham Palace. Ramon has come full circle with his latest album 'Long Road To Tiznit', music of vibrant, earthy and bluesy nature with world rhythms. www.ramongoose.net they succeed admirably in beating Moby at his own game The Observer this really is a new direction MOJO the real deal Dave Rubin (GuitarOne Magazine) virtuoso guitarist Living Blues (live concert review) fresh and right up-to-date fRoots Producer/co-writer/performer of Top Ten MOJO Blues album of 2006 (Boo Boo Davis Drew, Mississippi) 'cream of the UK's emerging blues stars' Stephen Foster BBC Radio Suffolk hook-fueled rhythm, and tasty slide guitar Blues Revue very talented guitarist and producer Chris Thomas King (New Orleans Blues Artist & Actor) ..a superb guitarist Blues in Britain Ramon Goose is a superb guitarist; and produces his own material with a maturity well beyond his years Blues Matters by Joe Cushley a feel player Eric Bibb

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Snag It With The Imaginary Hat + King Cassady

on Fri, 25 Aug 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of Gypsy, New Orleans Jazz and Flamenco at Jamboree with The Imaginary Hat and King Cassady... The Imaginary Hat conjure a curious genre clash, fusing early jazz and swing styles with 21st Century rock, and adding a vintage twist. The band have recently released their debut EP, 'Ladies And Gentlemen, Kindly Remove Your Hats'. King Cassady set the dancefloor scene with bristling, high-energy cocktail of Gypsy jazz and flamenco..

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Dave Gibb @ Shammick Acoustic

on Sat, 26 Aug 2017 at Combe Martin The Pack o' Cards 7:30pm

A return visit from this superb singer and guitarist and not before time! Dave describes himself as a 'left-handed, balding, middle-aged songwriting folky from Scotland's highest village', which sums up many aspects of him, but doesn't tell you how extraordinarily good he is at what he does. And it's not easy to decide what he's best at. A wonderful storyteller in song, whether it's traditional or modern songs from other writers, or his own brilliantly-crafted compositions, from the sublime to the ridiculous (he likes a giggle, he says); a superb guitarist with a style as distinctive as it is effective, whether it be blues, ragtime, fingerstyle or jazz; a warm, earthy voice suited to varied subject matter and mood; and an ability to reach out to his audience with a sense of humour and timing that leaves them both totally absorbed and rolling in the aisles in many cases at the same time. If, like one of his audience members, you wish to find 'step out with a renewed sense of well-being and a silly grin' on your face, what you need is an evening with Dave Gibb!

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Alex Mckown Band

on Sat, 26 Aug 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

Alex McKown is a six times finalist in the British Blues Awards (2011 - 2016) and his songs have been played on radio stations all over the world, including several plays on the Paul Jones R&B show on BBC Radio 2. Alex normally performs as a power trio but he will be bringing a stellar six piece band to The Greystones. Alex and his band have also played at The Great British Rock and Blues Festival, Hebden Bridge Blues Festival, Bowness Bay Blues Festival, Nantwich Jazz and Blues Festival, Mold Soul and Blues Festival and the main stage at Newark Blues Festival on three occasions.

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Anny Celsi/nelson Bragg/duncan Maitland

on Sat, 26 Aug 2017 at High Wycombe Secret venue 7:00pm

ANNY, NELSON & DUNCAN, POP INTO HIGH WYCOMBE FOR A SHOW AS PART OF THEIR ,50 ANIVERSITY OF "THE SUMMER OF LOVE" TOUR. MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW.

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Helter Skelter Presents The Man And The Lake + Pete Yelding

on Sat, 26 Aug 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of Balkan Folk and Cello Magic at Jamboree with The Man and the Lake and Pete Yelding... The Man and The Lake is a four piece Balkan Folk band inspired by Balkan music from South Eastern Europe mixed with traditional folk music. The band is composed of Mattia Maragno (singer and guitarist) Jack Cookson (double-bass and backing vocals) Nic Burn (drums) and Celeste Cantor-Stephens (trumpet). They released their new EP 'Get Away' in the spring of this year. Pete Yelding is from the Yelding family, a tribe rooted in Circus history and before that, travelling fairs. Currently based in South East London, he writes songs, improvises and notates for others. His main instruments are Cello, Sitar and Voice. He grew up playing Cello in Classical ensembles, in Rock and Pop bands, with DJs at raves, with Mandinka Griots and Gnawa musicians. He studied Composition at Birmingham Conservatoire, where he also began his training in Hindustani music on Sitar under Clem Alford. More recently, he spent time developing his Cello technique with Nyanyeru player, Juldeh Camara. There is a unique sound to Pete's records and respective instrumental practices, established through consciously seeking to acknowledge every aspect of his complex musical DNA in all of his work, which ranges from solo performances to interdisciplinary collaborations in several mediums and contexts.

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Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker

on Sat, 26 Aug 2017 at London Mirth, Marvel & Maud 8:30pm

The BBC Folk Award winning duo perform a unique and special concert as part of Walthamstow Folk Festival. Expect new songs, guest collaborations and old classics. Support comes from the renowned South Uist Gaelic singer and star of BBC4's Transatlantic Sessions, Kathleen MacInnes, and up and coming Norfolk trio Alden, Patterson & Dashwood who won this year's Editor's Choice Award from fRoots magazine. Tickets for the full day festival featuring Stick in The Wheel, Nell Ní Chróinín, Brìghde Chaimbeul and more are available here for just £25: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/401521

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Stick In The Wheel

on Sat, 26 Aug 2017 at London Mirth, Marvel & Maud 4:00pm

A one-off summer London gig from fRoots magazine Critics Award winners Stick In The Wheel, as part of Walthamstow Folk Festival. Support comes from County Cork's sean-nós singing champion Nell Ní Chróinín and BBC Young Folk Award winner, Skye piper Brìghde Chaimbeul. Tickets for the full day festival featuring Josienne Clarke & ben Walker, Kathleen MacInnes, Alden Patterson & Dashwood and more are available here for just £25: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/401521

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Khiyo

on Sat, 26 Aug 2017 at London Mirth, Marvel & Maud 12:00pm

A special daytime show from the incredible Anglo-Bengali band whose repertoire is drawn from Bengali folk, film, protest songs and other traditional genres such as Nazrul and Rabindra Sangeet. The gig is part of Walthamstow Folk Festival and Khiyo are supported by the astonishingly talented concertina and accordion player and singer Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne and Scottish fiddle sensation carol Anderson. Tickets for the full day festival featuring Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker, Kathleen MacInnes, Stick in The Wheel, Nell Ní Chróinín, Brìghde Chaimbeul and more are available here for just £25: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/401521

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Walthamstow Folk Festival

on Sat, 26 Aug 2017 at London Mirth, Marvel & Maud 12:00pm

A day and night of traditional music and dance in a beautiful 1930s cinema in Walthamstow, London (formerly the EMD/Granada). Artists performing: Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker (with special guests) Stick In The Wheel Khiyo Kathleen MacInnes Alden Patterson and Dashwood Nell Ní Chróinín Brìghde Chaimbeul Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne Carol Anderson The event runs from 12pm to 2am, with an early evening ceilidh (featuring music from Tom Moore and Nick Hart), morris dance displays, tune and singing sessions, late-night festival club, cheese and cider festival and more. The venue is just three minutes from Walthamstow Central station with a 24 hour tube and bus service. Sponsored by fRoots magazine. Supported by Waltham Forest Council. Concert venue and bar are wheelchair accessible but we regret to say the toilets are not. Please also be aware ceilidh venue can only be reached via a flight of stairs. Please contact us at the Walthamstow Folk Festival Facebook page with any questions.

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Little George @ Ram Jam Club 26thaug 2017 9pm

on Sat, 26 Aug 2017 at Kingston Upon Thames Ram Jam Club 7:00pm

LITTLE GEORGE @ Ram Jam Club 26thAug 2017 9pm Little George Internationally acclaimed blues singer & harmonica player performing all over Europe, Scandinavia & America for the last 30 years & has appeared on many shows with Jools Holland, John Peel, Charlie Gillett, Paul Jones, Mark Lamar & many other TV & radio personalities. Little George writes many of his own songs, from soulful ballads like 'Everyday about this time' to "rough & tumble hypnotic blues" songs like 'Tell your mother' & 'Feel so lonesome'. Mojo Magazine described it as - The sort of music found on Sun, Chess, Excello and obscure Chicago indie record labels. Recognised for his unique high & soulful voice with a "lonesome feeling deeply rooted in '50s/'60s downhome blues, he is indeed an original artist. During this time he has also recorded & performed with many legendary artists, amongst them are Blues legends 'Lazy Lester', 'John Primer' 'Big Jack Johnson', African sensation 'Ali Farka Toure' & renowned British artist 'Nick Lowe'. Come & join us soon for some good rockin' soulful rough & tumble Juke Joint blues that will make you feel the beat & move your feet!

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Lizzie Nunnery And Vidar Norheim At Tate Liverpool (folk On The Dock)

on Sat, 26 Aug 2017 at Liverpool Tate 7:30pm

Liverpool Acoustic and Folk on the Dock Festival are proud to present the first of two special concerts in association with Tate Liverpool. LIZZIE NUNNERY AND VIDAR NORHEIM Lizzie and Vidar's first album Company of Ghosts was nominated for Best Debut in the Spiral Earth Awards, and Radio 2?s Mike Harding listed it in his top 10 albums of the year. In 2012 they released their acclaimed second album Black Hound Howling, bringing together ballads of apocalypse with anti-capitalist anthems and beat poetry. Now they return with their politically charged EP: Songs of Drink and Revolution. Lizzie has played across the UK, and in 2012 performed at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and Belfast Waterfront Hall with The Irish Sea Sessions. She is also an award winning playwright. Vidar has toured worldwide as a member of Liverpool's alt pop unit Wave Machines and works extensively as a jazz and folk musician. In 2011 he was named as Norway's most promising song writing talent. www.nunnerynorheim.com 'It's hard to imagine a record more original from any emerging artists.' Clive Pownceby, Folk North West on Black Hound Howling 'This multi-talented songstress is evidently one of the great new voices of British folk.' Eleanor Dickinson, The Journal 'Rebel folk endures and develops uniquely just listen to Lizzie Nunnery.' Ed Vulliamy, The Observer 'A couple of really, really fine albumsvery thoughtful, deep and interesting songs.' Mike Harding on Company of Ghosts and Black Hound Howling SHOES4BRAKES Shoes4Brakes are duo Gareth Jones (guitar and lead vocals) and Simon Hadfield (Cajon and backing vocals). Together they perform catchy, upbeat songs guaranteed to make you smile! Since forming in 2012 the pair have gigged regularly in Liverpool and further afield, releasing their debut album The Winner Stays On in 2015. Shoes4Brakes are firm Liverpool Acoustic favourites and a perfect addition to Folk on the Dock. Date: Saturday 26th August 2017 Location: Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool Times: 7.00pm - doors open. Food served until 9.00pm 8.00pm - Shoes4Brakes 8.45pm - Lizzie & Vidar 10.00pm - Finish Tickets: £8 in advance and on the door

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The Three Lions Music Festival

on Sun, 27 Aug 2017 at Godalming The Three Lions 12:15pm

The Three Lions Music Festival will take place on August 27th 2017 at The Three Lions pub in Godalming. The festival boasts 12 brilliant acts on two stages over the course of 11 hours from 12 noon to 11 PM on what promises to be an afternoon of great music, fun and dancing! All proceeds go to The Dan Eley Foundation and will help disadvantaged and homeless youngsters locally get the training and support services they need to get back into employment and fully integrate into society.

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Jaywalkers At Tate Liverpool (folk On The Dock)

on Sun, 27 Aug 2017 at Liverpool Tate 7:30pm

Liverpool Acoustic and Folk on the Dock Festival are proud to present the second of two special concerts in association with Tate Liverpool. JAYWALKERS Since reaching the finals of the BBC Young Folk Awards in 2008, Jaywalkers have cemented their place as one of the most exciting, virtuosic and entertaining young bands working on the British Folk scene. Effortlessly creating a unique sound based on their collective and individual musical backgrounds, the band takes influence from Folk, Bluegrass, Country and Western Swing music in the form of exciting instrumentals, three part harmony and impressive slap bass. Add good humour, tasteful arrangements and exceptional musicianship to the mix and they are guaranteed to put a smile on your face. The music Jaywalkers create is in­novative, rooted deeply in tradition, and exhilarating. VANESSA MURRAY Vanessa Murray, is a singer-songwriter from Liverpool who has been described as 'a small girl with a big voice'. Her sophisticated and emotive songs have helped her win nationwide competitions and awards, and have captured the attention of many including Sandie Shaw who praised Vanessa's musicality as 'astonishing', Paul Carrack who described Vanessa as 'a great new artist and Jo Dipple CEO of UK Music who said Vanessa's songwriting ability was 'incredible'. Vanessa is no stranger to Liverpool Acoustic having won the second annual Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge in 2012. Date: Sunday 27th August 2017 Location: Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool 7.00pm Doors open. Food available until 9.00pm 8.00pm Vanessa Murray 8.45pm Jaywalkers 10.00pm Finish Tickets: £8 in advance and on the door

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Wizz Jones

on Mon, 28 Aug 2017 at Castle Cary Caryford Community Hall 6:30pm

Wizz Jones is truly extraordinary. In fact he is widely regarded as one of the finest acoustic guitarists Britain has ever produced. His career spans 60 years. He may not be a household name but in the words of Keith Richards he is one "great guitar picker" and said to be an early influence on stars such as Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, and Jimmy Page. It is going to be a great night. Performance starts at 7.30 pm.

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Sam Outlaw And Band

on Mon, 28 Aug 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Full band show. Yeeeee-haaaaaw

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Curtis Eller's American Circus

on Mon, 28 Aug 2017 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

The veteran, banjo player and songwriter famed for his dynamic, often unhinged, performances has assembled a brutish, inelegant rock & roll ensemble consisting of musicians from the US and England to bring his historically evocative compositions to vivid life! Curtis Eller is diligently at work on a new full-length album for 2017! A twenty-year show business veteran, the iconoclastic banjo player and his brutish and inelegant backing band The American Circus have developed a devoted international following, based on dynamic, unhinged live performances and a disquieting back catalog of strange magnetic recordings. The past two years have found them engaged in a relentless string of one-nighters on the rock & roll club and festival stages in nearly a dozen countries on both sides of the Atlantic. Eller is a gifted and prolific songwriter whose banjo driven songs describe a dreamlike vision of American history where all points in time have collapsed into one. Past recordings have seen a ghastly parade of historical luminaries, from Abraham Lincoln and Buster Keaton to Amelia Earhart and Joe Louis, sharing the spotlight with a host of Civil War generals and corrupt 19th century politicians. This time The American Circus has augmented their indelicate, rock & roll rhythms with a tempestuous cloud of horns and an graceless choir of backsliders in their quest to bring Eller's historically evocative compositions to vivid, cinematic life. Dust off your phonograph needle and get ready for the new platter!

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Grace Petrie

on Mon, 28 Aug 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

Grace Petrie is a folk singer, songwriter, and activist from Leicester, UK. She first exploded on to the national protest scene in 2010 with the emotive anthem Farewell to Welfare, which captured perfectly the spirit of the new wave of dissent in austerity Britain. Since then, she has written, recorded and toured relentlessly. Her unique takes on life, love and politics, and the warmth and wit with which they are delivered have won over audiences everywhere, and she has quietly become one of the most respected and prolific songwriters working in the UK today. Her latest release, Whatever's Left (2015), charts the journey beyond protest singer, through political and personal change to emerge through shades of folk, Americana and country as a more mature songwriting voice. The result is a collection of songs that provide a soundtrack to the modern struggle, with politics and with love, that will resonate with listeners everywhere. Grace's young career boasts four studio albums, a dedicated fan base and national tours supporting Emmy the Great, Billy Bragg and comedians Robin Ince and Josie Long, as well as a string of festival appearances including regular visits to Latitude and Glastonbury. She has collaborated with some of the most respected names in folk, including Leon Rosselson, Roy Bailey and Peggy Seeger. In 2015 she completed a Canadian tour, culminating in a hugely successful performance at the main stage of Vancouver Folk Festival. She is a frequent guest on BBC Radio 4's the Now Show and has appeared on Channel 4's Random Acts, and has been featured in The Guardian, Diva Magazine and the Independent on Sunday's 2013 Pink List of influential LGBT figures.

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Concert/ceilidh With Alex Cumming & Nicola Beazley

on Mon, 28 Aug 2017 at Horton Village Hall 7:00pm

Join critically acclaimed accordion and fiddle duo Alex Cumming (The Teacups, Dyer:Cummings) and Nicola Beazley (The Rosie Hood Band) for an fun evening of music and dance. The first part of the evening will be a short concert featuring songs and tunes from the duo's critically acclaimed debut album 'Across The Water', plus brand new material. The chairs will then be pushed back and there will be a Barn Dance/Ceilidh for the rest of the evening. The event will start with support from fiddle-singing maestro, Hannah Cumming. PLUS, there will be a Raffle and light refreshments will be available. Bring Your Own Booze. "Two musicians right at the very top of their game" - Downend Folk Club "a great synthesis of traditional material and modern inspiration" - Fatea Magazine £8 / £6 concession Start time: Doors: 7pm Finish time: 10.30pm WWW.ALEXANDNICOLAMUSIC.WEEBLY.COM

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Concert/ceilidh With Alex Cumming & Nicola Beazley

on Mon, 28 Aug 2017 at Horton Village Hall 7:00pm

Join critically acclaimed accordion and fiddle duo Alex Cumming (The Teacups, Dyer:Cummings) and Nicola Beazley (The Rosie Hood Band) for an fun evening of music and dance. The first part of the evening will be a short concert featuring songs and tunes from the duo's critically acclaimed debut album 'Across The Water', plus brand new material. The chairs will then be pushed back and there will be a Barn Dance/Ceilidh for the rest of the evening. The event will start with support from fiddle-singing maestro, Hannah Cumming. PLUS, there will be a Raffle and light refreshments will be available. Bring Your Own Booze. "Two musicians right at the very top of their game" - Downend Folk Club "a great synthesis of traditional material and modern inspiration" - Fatea Magazine £8 / £6 concession Start time: Doors: 7pm Finish time: 10.30pm WWW.ALEXANDNICOLAMUSIC.WEEBLY.COM

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Ryley Walker

on Wed, 30 Aug 2017 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8:00pm

Ryley Walker is on an unstoppable rise with albums that garner increasing hosannas from the likes of NPR, Village Voice, Uncut and Mojo in the process, earning the admiration of other musicians who have chalked up no shortage of turntable miles in Walker's life. Robert Plant declared himself a fan as did double-bass legend Danny Thompson with whom Ryley performed a number of gigs in 2016. He's returning to The Trades Club with a full band in what should be a night to remember. More at www.mrkite.org

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The Sweet Water Warblers

on Wed, 30 Aug 2017 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Michigan songbirds, Rachael Davis, Lindsay Lou Rilko and May Erlewine take your breath away almost as an amazing force of nature might have the same effect. Since coming together, the three singing sirens and multi-instrumentalists whose repertoire swings from gospel and bluegrass to soul and even joyful interpretations of pop, have become one of the hottest properties on the US roots music circuit. With three-part vocal harmonies that are sublime, they trade instruments including mountain fiddle and banjo, uke, guitar and double bass. When they released their latest recording in the UK, it attracted much praise, AmericanaUK awarding the disc a 9/10 rating. Outstanding! This is top drawer roots music, said reviewer Rick Bayles. Lindsay Lou Rilko is perhaps better known as lead vocalist with her other popular band The Flatbellys. Rachael Davis is an award-winning performer in her own right and May Erlewine has a voice that is instantly recognisable, her material being sung and recorded by many other artists.

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Duncan Mcfarlane Trio

on Thu, 31 Aug 2017 at Hoghton Gregson Lane Sports and Social Club 8:15pm

Duncan McFarlane 'Classy English Folk Guitar, eminently listenable vocals and great songs, both traditional and contemporary' (Mike Raven) 'Duncan's a punchy guitarist in the 'English folk' style and offers a set about equally split between his own songs, other people's and traditional' (fRoots) 'Duncan has an obvious feel for the tradition and a deep-rooted belief that it has a place in the current folk scene, aspects which he puts across with lively showmanship. 'His own songs show a canny grasp of, and response to, the tradition, while his intrinsic seriousness of intent and approach is often laced with a healthy irreverence that happens to be hugely entertaining' (Living Tradition)

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Joe Martin

on Thu, 31 Aug 2017 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Joe Martin is a Country and Americana singer songwriter from the Ribble Valley but has for the past few years been based in Leeds. Joe has always been surrounded by music, brought up listening to artists such as the Beatles, the Eagles, James Taylor, Bob Dylan. And since his interest in the genre of Americana and Country music has developed, he has taken influence from more contemporary artists such as Jason Isbell, Kacey Musgraves, John Paul White and Brent Cobb when writing his own songs. He started writing when he was fifteen and focused his efforts exclusively on Country before moving to Leeds to study music. Over the three years living in Leeds, Joe supported Country acts such as The Shires, Ward Thomas and performed at festivals such as Country to Country, The Great British Folk Festival and High and Lonesome Festival with his band. While visiting Nashville in Autumn 2016 Joe collaborated with London producer Sue McMillan and hit songwriter Jill Colucci, and also recorded at Sound Emporium Studios which has hosted artists such as Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss and the cast of the US drama Nashville.

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Hot Rock Pilgrims - Album Launch Party

on Thu, 31 Aug 2017 at London The Old Queen's Head 7:30pm

HOT ROCK PILGRIMS are celebrating the release of their first full-length album "SQUIRREL HUNTING".

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Isla St Clair (this Is An Oak Room Concert)

on Fri, 1 Sep 2017 at Stony Stratford The Cock Hotel (Marquee Suite) 7:30pm

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Charlie Dore & Julian Littman

on Fri, 1 Sep 2017 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

Although best known as a respected songwriter for others, Charlie enjoys a multi-faceted career that includes acting, comedy-improvisation, writing for radio and composition for film and TV as well as performing live with her band. Charlie and Julian make sweet music together. Milk Roulette, her 8th album, was released in November 2014. It was recorded at her home studio and co-produced with her long-time collaborator Julian Littman. The title track describes Charlie's father's method of testing whether milk was off or not - by taking a swig. Support from Southampton based Brigands' Brew

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Modou Touré

on Fri, 1 Sep 2017 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Heir of the legendary group Touré Kunda, the first African group to achieve worldwide fame in the 1980s, Modou Touré was born into music. His voice strikingly echoes that of his father, Ousmane Touré, who was the inspiration for his choice of career. Passionate about music from a tender age, he was to be found regularly singing up a storm and playing the drums under his neighbours' windows in the modest district of HLM4 in Dakar, where he spent his childhood. At 14, he took his first steps as a musician, playing percussion and singing backing vocals in local groups. He dreamt of making music his career, despite the difficult socio-economic context in Dakar. Far from discouraging him, this period forged his determination of character, which has carried him serenely along the path he has chosen. In 1996, during a rehearsal session with his father while visiting Dakar, he decided to confide in him and reveal his passion for music. It was the first time his father had heard him sing. He was very moved and it was not without some pride that he gave his son his blessing and encouraged him to continue to follow his passion, taking care to stay open to the world. In 2000, Modou founded his first group, Telo and also played with young local groups such as Elendo and Melokaan. From 2003 he began practicing the guitar, which later became his main performance instrument. In June 2007, he made his first trip to Europe, to London for a tour with the group Melokaan Dakar. After several trips between Dakar and London, he decided to settle in London and began an international career. There, he met the group Lolou, with which he toured extensively in the UK up to 2011. During this time, he met many interesting people, encounters that would prove crucial in his career. Thanks to a remarkable stage presence, he has enraptured audiences at many major events such as the Festival Africa Oyé where he has played several times, but also at many clubs in London & Liverpool. In 2012, Modou Touré met the English bluesman Ramon Goose, and the connection was immediate. A joint project emerged and following a series of concerts in clubs and at festivals (Womad, Momo's, Rich Mix...), the album The West African Project was produced in 2015. The haunting voice of Modou glides effortlessly on the riffs of Ramon's guitar, the symbiosis between the two artists is perfect. Released by Arc Music and Mixed Music the album is a huge success in the US and Europe. Between touring and various projects, Modou Touré is gradually refining his own personal project, with maturity and method. It will undoubtedly be a synthesis of his artistic career, open to the sounds of the world. In September 2015, he began recording his first album in collaboration with drummer and percussionist Papis Diongue, who brings to his work the groove he has always wanted to incorporate into his compositions. The 13 tracks set the tone for a new, very contemporary musical adventure, and bear witness to a beautiful encounter between Africa and the West. For Modou, looking for beautiful melodies is the "center of gravity" of his compositions. This inspires his lyrics (in Wolof, Mandingo, Soninke or English) and his music. He sings evocatively of the ills of modern society, the teachings of the elders, friendship and romantic relationships, hope etc. His ultimate finesse, his pure and sharp guitar playing harmoniously introduces drums, bass, percussion and the electric guitar. Using highly groovy rhythms, sometimes afrobeat, pop-rock or funk, Modou reveals the power and beauty of his sublime voice, carrying us from Dakar to London via Paris and back!

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Vin Garbutt Memorial Concert

on Fri, 1 Sep 2017 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Sorry to report the death of Vin but hopefully a well attended Memorial Concert will provide money for young kids with cancer. All proceeds to the Garbutt family designated charity. www.zoes-place.org.uk/middlesborough Appearing:- lifelong Vin Garbutt friends and collaborators Pete Davies, Charlie Barker, Bob Chiswick & John Blanks.

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Atlum Schema

on Fri, 1 Sep 2017 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

Three great acts play our bigger bookshop. Details soon.

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Indigenous People (start Time 8pm)

on Fri, 1 Sep 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Fresh from their main stage at WOMAD, The Kakatsitsi Master Drummers from Ghana, featuring the !Gubi Family of San 'Bushmen' from the Namibian Kalahari, present a fusion of traditional drumming dance grooves. Together they form one of Africa's leading percussion ensembles and combine acoustic instruments with chants from the healing trance dances of the San people of the Namibian Kalahari. The emphasis of this Friday night show is the performance by some of Africa's leading traditional musicians and dancers in a ground-breaking fusion project. The event promises to be both entrancing and enlightening, an authentic experience of African culture in northern climes.

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Indigenous People (start Time 8pm)

on Fri, 1 Sep 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Fresh from their main stage at WOMAD, The Kakatsitsi Master Drummers from Ghana, featuring the !Gubi Family of San 'Bushmen' from the Namibian Kalahari, present a fusion of traditional drumming dance grooves. Together they form one of Africa's leading percussion ensembles and combine acoustic instruments with chants from the healing trance dances of the San people of the Namibian Kalahari. The emphasis of this Friday night show is the performance by some of Africa's leading traditional musicians and dancers in a ground-breaking fusion project. The event promises to be both entrancing and enlightening, an authentic experience of African culture in northern climes.

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Indigenous People (start Time 8pm)

on Fri, 1 Sep 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Fresh from their main stage at WOMAD, The Kakatsitsi Master Drummers from Ghana, featuring the !Gubi Family of San 'Bushmen' from the Namibian Kalahari, present a fusion of traditional drumming dance grooves. Together they form one of Africa's leading percussion ensembles and combine acoustic instruments with chants from the healing trance dances of the San people of the Namibian Kalahari. The emphasis of this Friday night show is the performance by some of Africa's leading traditional musicians and dancers in a ground-breaking fusion project. The event promises to be both entrancing and enlightening, an authentic experience of African culture in northern climes.

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Reve Boheme Presents Manière Des Bohémiens + A Modern Philosophy

on Fri, 1 Sep 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of Eastern European Gypsy Folk, Manouche Jazz, Swing and multi-instrumentalism at Jamboree... 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 by six 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. Formed through a mutual love of gathering round warm festival bonfires and improvising, Maniére des Bohémiens spent many hours working together on the distinctive swing sound and many more on learning the melodies and developing them through improvisation. A Modern Philosophy are multi-instrumentalists Laura and Andy.

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Sam Kelly Trio

on Fri, 1 Sep 2017 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

Sam Kelly is a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winning Cornwall-based singer, song-writer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. Touring as a trio with Jamie Francis (banjo) and Evan Carson (percussion), Sam has gained a reputation for an incredibly high class and dynamic live show, and the guys are rapidly becoming firm favourites at venues and festivals in all parts of the country. His debut album. 'The Lost Boys' came out in November 2015 to a storm of rave reviews, cementing Sam's place as one of the most rapidly rising stars on the UK folk scene; the album also landed Sam the Horizon Award for emerging artists at the 2016 Radio 2 Folk Awards. Creating exciting new music that transcends the boundaries of traditional and popular music and whether playing to 13 million people on prime-time television, or to 10 people in a tiny pub, Sam's child-like fascination with music shines through, and his passion for discovering and rekindling the sounds of his musical heritage has gained him the respect of peers and audiences worldwide.

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Liverpool Acoustic Live - Tom George Album Launch

on Fri, 1 Sep 2017 at Liverpool 81 Renshaw Street - The Arts Cafe 7:30pm

Liverpool Acoustic Live are proud to present Tom George's Gravity album launch at 81 Renshaw. Tom George is a Liverpool creative who is impossible to pigeonhole. In twenty years in his adopted city he has embarked on countless projects across many art forms but always returns to his primary passion, music-making. As a guitarist and singer, Tom usually performs solo or with sparse backing, but the recordings he creates are richly layered and melodic. Tom's previous album Postcards was praised by Liverpool Acoustic as "both eclectic and cohesive" and he has taken his time creating a worthy follow-up album, Gravity. At the launch Tom will be debuting songs from the album alongside his more familiar tunes such as Drifter and Womankind. Also performing on the night will be Dawn and the Embers, a female folk-pop, harmony trio from the lovely shores of Liverpool. The bringing together of the three talented musicians - Dawn Hignett, Abby Boak and Fia Harrington - in the winter of 2016, has proven to be nothing short of destiny. The group play well-crafted, catchy pop songs, singing about love, loss and trees that hold secrets. Using their harmonious voices and dynamic musicianship, the band create a lush and vibrant sound that invites you to join them in haunted tales of modern romance and wistful dreams of the future.  Join Tom, Dawn and the Embers, and one more act to be announced, for another night of original, live music at Liverpool Acoustic's friendly new venue. Tickets are £6 in advance and £7 on the door. This gig can be used to collect loyalty card stamps. A full loyalty card can be redeemed on the door only if spaces allow. Friday 1st September 2017 Doors 7.30pm, music 8.00pm - 11.00pm 81 Renshaw Street, Liverpool L1 2SJ

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Liverpool Acoustic Live - Tom George Album Launch

on Fri, 1 Sep 2017 at Liverpool 81 Renshaw Street - The Arts Cafe 7:30pm

Liverpool Acoustic Live are proud to present Tom George's Gravity album launch at 81 Renshaw. Tom George is a Liverpool creative who is impossible to pigeonhole. In twenty years in his adopted city he has embarked on countless projects across many art forms but always returns to his primary passion, music-making. As a guitarist and singer, Tom usually performs solo or with sparse backing, but the recordings he creates are richly layered and melodic. Tom's previous album Postcards was praised by Liverpool Acoustic as "both eclectic and cohesive" and he has taken his time creating a worthy follow-up album, Gravity. At the launch Tom will be debuting songs from the album alongside his more familiar tunes such as Drifter and Womankind. Also performing on the night will be Dawn and the Embers, a female folk-pop, harmony trio from the lovely shores of Liverpool. The bringing together of the three talented musicians - Dawn Hignett, Abby Boak and Fia Harrington - in the winter of 2016, has proven to be nothing short of destiny. The group play well-crafted, catchy pop songs, singing about love, loss and trees that hold secrets. Using their harmonious voices and dynamic musicianship, the band create a lush and vibrant sound that invites you to join them in haunted tales of modern romance and wistful dreams of the future.  Join Tom, Dawn and the Embers, and one more act to be announced, for another night of original, live music at Liverpool Acoustic's friendly new venue. Tickets are £6 in advance and £7 on the door. This gig can be used to collect loyalty card stamps. A full loyalty card can be redeemed on the door only if spaces allow. Friday 1st September 2017 Doors 7.30pm, music 8.00pm - 11.00pm 81 Renshaw Street, Liverpool L1 2SJ

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John Bramwell ( I Am Kloot )

on Sat, 2 Sep 2017 at Retford St Saviour's Community Centre 7:00pm

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

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Blacktop Deluxe

on Sat, 2 Sep 2017 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

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Blacktop Deluxe

on Sat, 2 Sep 2017 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

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Steve Tilston @ Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 2 Sep 2017 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 7:00pm

Steve Tilston is one of our most celebrated songsmiths, widely recognised within the world of folk and contemporary music; the words, arrangements and subtle, quite superb guitar playing could be no one else. The story of Steve's lost letter from John Lennon inspired the Hollywood movie Danny Collins starring Al Pacino in the title role, now available on DVD. Fatea Awards Male Vocalist of the Year 2015, proof if needed, that after 45 years in the business Steve can still deliver the goods! The hugely talented award-winning performer presents an intimate evening of music, featuring unique arrangements of popular folksongs alongside his own critically acclaimed material. Perhaps best known for his song-writing prowess, Steve is also a blinding, dazzling guitarist with a style echoing the elaborate rhythmic folk baroque of Bert Jansch and Davy Graham, but also drawing from classical, roots and the tradition to create a sound that has been called quintessentially Tilston. Forty five years on and Steve's on as fine form as ever with no signs of him slowing down just yet the award-winning The Reckoning (Best Original Song Folk Awards 2012), plus appearances on Later with Jools Holland, BBC Four's Songwriters' Circle. ...great stuff...great fun, wonderful playing and top songs, what more do you want from an evening. Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 A great narrator on top form. **** The Observer a fine and thoughtful songwriter and singer and a remarkable guitarist. **** the guardian songs of great heart, delivered with authority and instrumental panache. **** The Scotsman

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Jez Lowe With Kate Bramley And The Jigantics

on Sat, 2 Sep 2017 at Uxbridge RNA 7:30pm

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

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Jez Lowe With Kate Bramley And The Jigantics

on Sat, 2 Sep 2017 at Uxbridge RNA 7:30pm

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

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Rob Picazo

on Sat, 2 Sep 2017 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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Indigenous People (start Time 8pm)

on Sat, 2 Sep 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

The second evening event with the Indigenous People, featuring the Kakatsitsi Master Drummers from the Ga tribe of Southern Ghana and The !Gubi Family of San 'Bushmen' from the Namibiam Kalahari. The emphasis of this Saturday event will be audience participation, especially on the dance which will be using western 'free' styles of moves learned with the Africans during the day's workshops. Kakatsitsi are renowned for their accessible and funky dance grooves, so if you enjoy a good dance and like the idea of participating alongside some Bushmen from the Kalahari, this event's for you! Deatails of the daytime workshops will be found on the website www.universalhall.co.uk nearer the time.

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Indigenous People (start Time 8pm)

on Sat, 2 Sep 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

The second evening event with the Indigenous People, featuring the Kakatsitsi Master Drummers from the Ga tribe of Southern Ghana and The !Gubi Family of San 'Bushmen' from the Namibiam Kalahari. The emphasis of this Saturday event will be audience participation, especially on the dance which will be using western 'free' styles of moves learned with the Africans during the day's workshops. Kakatsitsi are renowned for their accessible and funky dance grooves, so if you enjoy a good dance and like the idea of participating alongside some Bushmen from the Kalahari, this event's for you! Deatails of the daytime workshops will be found on the website www.universalhall.co.uk nearer the time.

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Indigenous People (start Time 8pm)

on Sat, 2 Sep 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

The second evening event with the Indigenous People, featuring the Kakatsitsi Master Drummers from the Ga tribe of Southern Ghana and The !Gubi Family of San 'Bushmen' from the Namibiam Kalahari. The emphasis of this Saturday event will be audience participation, especially on the dance which will be using western 'free' styles of moves learned with the Africans during the day's workshops. Kakatsitsi are renowned for their accessible and funky dance grooves, so if you enjoy a good dance and like the idea of participating alongside some Bushmen from the Kalahari, this event's for you! Details of the daytime workshops will be found on our website www.universalhall.co.uk nearer the time.

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Tarantella Beats Party With Amaraterra + Dj Alistair Prince

on Sat, 2 Sep 2017 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. !!WARNING!! This event regularly sells out in advance so buying advance tickets is highly recommended. Amaraterra are: Simona de Leonardis (vocals and dancer) Carla Pandarese (vocals and dancer) Antonio Fersini (vocals and guitar) Alfredo Giani (vocals, mandola, mouth harmonica) Stelios Katsatsidis (accordion) Massimiliano Passante (vocals and tamburine) Federico Tommasi (vocals and tambourine) Cassandre Balosso-Bardin (vocals, recorder) Mark Glanville (vocals, clarinet, ciaramella)

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Tantz

on Sat, 2 Sep 2017 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 the last few years, London based klezmer/Balkan beats bohemians Tantz have taken the UK world/roots music scene apart with their full-on musical attack on audiences across the length and breadth of this nation. With awesome musical chops, an energy not seen since punk rock's halcyon days and ability to turn a gentle world music festival crowd into a heaving, pogoing mosh-pit, there's something special about this band that manages to touch almost everyone who hears and sees them live, no matter what music they're into.
 
 Formed at the Leeds College Of Music by mates to play the music they all loved - klezmer, gypsy jazz, Balkan music - at small venues in the city, they soon built up a loyal local following. A Tantz gig was not just a gig, it was a party. As they ventured further afield and word spread about them, the band's sound evolved over the years into this roaring blend of the traditional and the new that has seen them working non-stop at all kinds of events. World music festivals like WOMAD, rock/electronic gatherings like Bestival and Fusion Festival (Germany), clubnights like Balkanarama and Soul Rebels. They even played at the Brit Awards After Party 2014. The great thing is they rock every gig like it's their last one. Bottle of rum onstage, "1-2-3-4, let's go" count and they're off. Then it's a 90 minute ride of pure musical maelstrom that encompasses thumping bass lines, frenetic violin fiddling, in-yer-face drums and percussion, ska-punk chopped guitar and stratospheric soaring clarinet solos played so fast Charlie Parker would be proud of them. 
 
 They describe their sound "frenzied hyper klezmer", which gives you an idea but doesn't even come close. BBC Radio Leeds Introducing presenter Alan Raw did a better job saying "prepare to dance till it nearly does you in".

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Reg Meuross

on Sat, 2 Sep 2017 at Wigan Parish Church 7:00pm

Welcome to the second half of our 2017 Acoustic Roots concert series, and do we have a singer-songwriter special for you?!! We are delighted to see the return of Reg Meuross, last with us in March 2014 and we've lost count of the number of you asking us when is Reg coming back? Reg was described by Mark Radcliffe on BBC Radio 2's Folk Show as a "brilliant singer-songwriter with a social conscience". He will bring songs from stunning new solo recording 'Faraway People' to Wigan, as well as an award-winning back catalogue of nine highly acclaimed albums. Reg is a true modern troubadour, from gigging in village halls and folk clubs to playing the Royal Albert Hall and intimate as well as huge festival stages in the UK and abroad. He consistently entrances his audiences with songs of life, love and injustice, soulfully delivered with melodic tenor vocals and exemplary guitar playing. 'Faraway People' is a new collection of songs which comment 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. Reg 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. Time and again, Reg proves himself one of the key songwriters of our age David Kidman Mick Tems Folk Wales on Faraway People: "Verdict: 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. Opening the evening is Manchester-based singer-songwriter Richard Knott. Richard last joined us in support of one of his musical influences, Geoff Muldaur, and will be playing songs from his very soon-to-be-released debut album, 'Long Story Short'. Witty and thought-provoking songs with an excellent guitar technique.

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Reg Meuross

on Sat, 2 Sep 2017 at Wigan Parish Church 7:00pm

Welcome to the second half of our 2017 Acoustic Roots concert series, and do we have a singer-songwriter special for you?!! We are delighted to see the return of Reg Meuross, last with us in March 2014 and we've lost count of the number of you asking us when is Reg coming back? Reg was described by Mark Radcliffe on BBC Radio 2's Folk Show as a "brilliant singer-songwriter with a social conscience". He will bring songs from stunning new solo recording 'Faraway People' to Wigan, as well as an award-winning back catalogue of nine highly acclaimed albums. Reg is a true modern troubadour, from gigging in village halls and folk clubs to playing the Royal Albert Hall and intimate as well as huge festival stages in the UK and abroad. He consistently entrances his audiences with songs of life, love and injustice, soulfully delivered with melodic tenor vocals and exemplary guitar playing. 'Faraway People' is a new collection of songs which comment 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. Reg 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. Time and again, Reg proves himself one of the key songwriters of our age David Kidman Mick Tems Folk Wales on Faraway People: "Verdict: 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. Opening the evening is Manchester-based singer-songwriter Richard Knott. Richard last joined us in support of one of his musical influences, Geoff Muldaur, and will be playing songs from his very soon-to-be-released debut album, 'Long Story Short'. Witty and thought-provoking songs with an excellent guitar technique.

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Tj Johnson In Ram Jam Club 2nd Sep 2017 9pm

on Sat, 2 Sep 2017 at Kingston Upon Thames Ram Jam Club 7:00pm

TJ Johnson is widely considered to be one of the UK's most charismatic highly revered jazz and blues singers. He is also a hot piano player, drummer and a respected bandleader. Always a true ambassador of the soul, TJ sings songs of love lost and gained, of life wholesome and corrupt, songs of hope and despair, songs of the night, all with the true passion and boozy swagger of only a man who has been there and knows. Backed by his group of top London based musicians TJ plays an extraordinary blend of music that transcends the boundaries of jazz, blues, soul, country and gospel and is influenced by some of the greats such as Ray Charles, Dr John, Louis Armstrong, Johnny Cash, BB King, Nina Simone, Alberta Hunter, Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Witherspoon and many more. His distinctive voice and unique personal stage manner always brings both the band and the audience together to create an intimate yet exciting atmosphere that is rarely equalled.

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Tony James Shevlin, Honey And The Bear

on Sat, 2 Sep 2017 at Manningtree Red Lion 8:00pm

We are pleased to present two top acts from East Anglia. Tony James Shevlin is probably better known in the US, where he tours extensively, than in the UK. He will be showcasing his new CD American Odyssey which is inspired by his travels there. Honey and the Bear are multi-instrumentalists, sing beautiful harmonies and have original songs inspired by East Anglia Doors open at 8pm

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Tannahill Weavers

on Sun, 3 Sep 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Hatful Of Rain

on Sun, 3 Sep 2017 at Lewes The Con Club 7:30pm

Excited to have the wonderful Hatful of Rain back in Lewes. This local British contemporary folk group that combine powerful songwriting with musical flare, inspired by English, Celtic and American Roots styles. The Hatfuls use a single microphone approach to performing. This creates an intimate and engaging atmosphere characteristic of every Hatful show. They have recorded two albums Way Up On the Hill in 2012 and The Morning Key in 2014 both on our very own Union Music Store label!

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Hatful Of Rain

on Sun, 3 Sep 2017 at Lewes The Con Club 7:30pm

Excited to have the wonderful Hatful of Rain back in Lewes. This local British contemporary folk group that combine powerful songwriting with musical flare, inspired by English, Celtic and American Roots styles. The Hatfuls use a single microphone approach to performing. This creates an intimate and engaging atmosphere characteristic of every Hatful show. They have recorded two albums Way Up On the Hill in 2012 and The Morning Key in 2014 both on our very own Union Music Store label!

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Allan Taylor

on Sun, 3 Sep 2017 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

Lyrical and observant writer of songs concerning love 'n' life on the endless highway! Urbane and intelligent narratives for the thinking-person.

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Eleanor Mcevoy

on Sun, 3 Sep 2017 at Edinburgh The Voodoo Rooms 7:30pm

An intimate and up close evening with the iconic Irish singer songwriter Eleanor McEvoy. Best known for her songs 'Sophie' and the Irish standard 'Only A Woman's Heart', which this year celebrates its 25th anniversary, Eleanor's latest run of dates continues the support for her most recent album, 2016′s critically acclaimed 'Naked Music'. It was voted Top Singer Songwriter Album by Get Ready to ROCK! in their 'Best of 2016′ reviewer selection. The recordings led to collaboration with famed British artist Chris Gollon after Eleanor purchased one of his paintings. The subsequent meeting and conversations with the artist led to the title Naked Music. With this focus, four canvasses were painted for the album artwork, then the tour de force 'Naked Music The Exhibition' in Gallery Different in Fitzrovia, London. The opening night was a special concert by Eleanor, playing 'Naked Live' surrounded by 24 paintings inspired by the songs and titles of the album. This in turn led to Eleanor publishing her first ever songbook, entitled 'Naked Music The Songbook'. This unique publication is a pioneering collaboration, featuring lyrics and melodies from the songs on Naked Music alongside 24 of Gollon's stunning paintings inspired by the music on that album. Now based in Wexford, Dublin-born McEvoy's career originally started as a session musician, which included a long stint with The Irish National Symphony Orchestra. However, it was whilst playing with The Mary Black Band that McEvoy decided to develop her own career, and in 1992 two life-changing opportunities came along. Mary Black and her record company manager/husband decided that McEvoy's song 'A Woman's Heart' would be a fitting title and lead track for the compilation they were putting together of contemporary Irish female performers. Simultaneously, Tom Zutaut, the legendary A&R of Geffen Records (who had previously signed Guns & Roses, Motley Crue, and Edie Brickell), was on a scouting mission to Dublin. After hearing McEvoy perform at The Baggott Inn pub, he offered her a worldwide recording deal on the spot. McEvoy was soon touring the world to promote her eponymous debut album for Geffen, which went on to sell 250,000 copies. At the same time, 'A Woman's Heart' entered the Irish charts, selling over 750,000 copies and remains one of Ireland's biggest selling albums of all-time. These successes established McEvoy as one of Ireland's biggest stars, launching a career that has since seen her release twelve studio albums and tour the world.

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Lowri Evans & Lee Mason

on Mon, 4 Sep 2017 at Etton The Processed Pea 7:30pm

Described by Bob Harris (BBC Radio 2) as a 'Wonderful Singer-songwriter' and a 'Major talent in any language', Lowri is perhaps Wales's best kept secret. Her striking voice is distinctive and powerful, capable of wide emotional range; her songs take their musical colours from a broad palette that includes folk, country, americana and blues, all beautifully knitted together through her innate musicality and heartfelt delivery. With the accomplished guitarist and singer Lee Mason by her side, together they have toured the USA, been playlisted on BBC Radio and regularly perform in venues and festivals across the UK and Ireland.

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Greg Russell And Ciaran Algar

on Mon, 4 Sep 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Two time BBC Folk Award winners Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar met in 2011. Soon after the joining of the pair, the duo were signed to Fellside Records and in July 2012 released their debut album, The Queen's Lover. Numerous tours followed as the duo developed and honed their stage craft, becoming one of the most sought after young acts on the English Folk Scene. "The press coverage and folk club reports have been glowing and rightly so" (R2 Magazine).

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An Evening With Phil Beer

on Mon, 4 Sep 2017 at Brighton The Lord Nelson 7:30pm

A rare opportunity to see a folk legend in an intimate setting.

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Joe Martin - Small World Tour

on Mon, 4 Sep 2017 at Leeds LS6 Cafe 7:30pm

An evening of Americana: Joe Martin performs the songs from his debut EP 'Small World', released at the world-renowned Bluebird Cafe, in Nashville Tennessee to much acclaim. Joe will share the stories behind his songs and take you on a stateside journey with his vivid and descriptive songwriting style. 'A cut above the plethora of acoustic singer songwriters. Joe Martin shows an abundance of promise' - Americana UK

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Alex Cumming And Nicola Beazley

on Tue, 5 Sep 2017 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Alex Cumming (The Teacups) & Nicola Beazley (Speldosa) are an exciting Box & Fiddle duo performing both songs and tunes from around England and beyond. They are both recent graduates of the Newcastle University Folk and Traditional Music Degree and were New Roots Finalist in 2014. The last couple of years has seen Alex & Nicola build up a great reputation performing at some top venues and festivals including Towersey Village Festival, Whitby Folk Week, Sidmouth Folk Week, Bromyard Folk Festival, Sage Gateshead and more. June 2016 sees the release of Alex and Nicola's much anticipated debut album 'Across The Water' on Haystack Records, which will be accompanied by launch tours in the UK, USA and Canada. With Alex's rhythmic danceable accordion style & strong voice and Nicola's stunning and gutsy fiddle playing, the duo create a big sound and give a new voice to the wonderful canon of English Folk Music.

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Scott Hirsch & Michael Chapman

on Tue, 5 Sep 2017 at Leeds Brudenell Social Club 7:30pm

Together on a bill for the first time, two artists who share a musical cosmos but who's orbits hadn't yet collided: Scott Hirsch, California native who has long travelled the world's highways with Hiss Golden Messenger, for whom he plays bass guitar and is the sonic ear behind much of the production work for past albums, and Michael Chapman; veteran British songwriter and guitar sage, a peer of legends such as Bert Jansch, John Renbourn and Roy Harper. Commemorating fifty years of touring, Chapman's '50', released in January 2017 on Paradise of Bachelors, is undeniably a late career masterpiece, whilst Hirsch's solo vision has only just been debuted in 2016's 'Blue Rider Songs'. '50' was produced by and features Steve Gunn; one of the new generation of pickers with whom Hirsch has often shared a studio. Hirsch in fact wrote much of and produced the M.C. Taylor (Hiss Golden Messenger) and Gunn collaborative album, 'Golden Gunn'. Both artists cast a mercurial eye on their art-form, moving the primitive guitar into realms of blues, jazz and the avant garde. Chapman's smoky vocals have an unassailable Northern darkness and grit, whilst 'Blue Rider Songs' is suffused with a cool, soulful and sweet atmosphere. They take to the road together this year on a select run of festivals and UK dates.

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Courtney Marie Andrews

on Tue, 5 Sep 2017 at London Bush Hall 7:30pm

Due to phenomenal demand, Courtney Marie Andrews has announced a second show at Bush Hall this September.

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Rob Tognoni

on Tue, 5 Sep 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

We LOVE Rob Tognoni, he has become a friend over the years, There are many accolades and reviews about him, these are very apt: "The audience were captured by the rhythm and some people started dancing, but the majority just stared upon Tognoni's hands. His fingers were moving with breath taking speed over the strings of his white guitar. Particularily during his solo parts, people were just stunned and left with their mouths wide open due to his high precision guitar playing. Rob meanwhile stayed totally relaxed, just as if guitar playing was the most natural thing in the world..." Kölnische Rundschau - DE "Things picked up again when Rob Tognoni took to the stage, his dexterity on guitar was truly awe-inspiring. Hailing from Tasmania, he played over an hour of songs backed by his technically mind-blowing guitar, and some funky low beats from his bassist. Armed with a Stratocaster, Tognoni let loose with countless blue's licks. I particularly liked Dark Angel, as well as Bad Girl which was one of his most rocking tracks. It was all impressive, sometimes guitar-led music can get boring when it gets technical to the extreme, but with Tognoni it was just a case of standing back in appreciation for his skills. A true Tasmanian Devil..." Speyside Music Festival Review, Music Vice - GB

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Rob Tognoni

on Tue, 5 Sep 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

We LOVE Rob Tognoni, he has become a friend over the years, There are many accolades and reviews about him, these are very apt: "The audience were captured by the rhythm and some people started dancing, but the majority just stared upon Tognoni's hands. His fingers were moving with breath taking speed over the strings of his white guitar. Particularily during his solo parts, people were just stunned and left with their mouths wide open due to his high precision guitar playing. Rob meanwhile stayed totally relaxed, just as if guitar playing was the most natural thing in the world..." Kölnische Rundschau - DE "Things picked up again when Rob Tognoni took to the stage, his dexterity on guitar was truly awe-inspiring. Hailing from Tasmania, he played over an hour of songs backed by his technically mind-blowing guitar, and some funky low beats from his bassist. Armed with a Stratocaster, Tognoni let loose with countless blue's licks. I particularly liked Dark Angel, as well as Bad Girl which was one of his most rocking tracks. It was all impressive, sometimes guitar-led music can get boring when it gets technical to the extreme, but with Tognoni it was just a case of standing back in appreciation for his skills. A true Tasmanian Devil..." Speyside Music Festival Review, Music Vice - GB

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Songwriters In The Round...

on Tue, 5 Sep 2017 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 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Songwriters In The Round An intimate evening with three of Britain's most exciting songwriters performing a Writers' Round in the style of Nashville's Bluebird Café, presenting their own songs and the stories behind them. Hosted by Jo Dudderidge of Manchester indie favourites The Travelling Band, the evening will introduce comparative new-comers Robbie Cavanagh from Wigan and Anna Pancaldi from Colchester. Both these singer-songwriters are making waves this year through radio, Spotify and internet video channels such as the Mahogany Sessions. This evening will highlight the craft of writing original, emotional, meaningful songs with just guitar or piano accompaniment. Jo Dudderidge Jo is a founder member of The Travelling Band who over ten years have released three full-length albums and played virtually every festival in Britain (and a few abroad). Focused around the songwriting talents and production skills of Jo and Adam Gorman and the rhythmic driving force of enigmatic drummer Nick Vaal, The Travelling Band have been quietly honing what Marc Riley described as Mancunian Americana. TTB have a new album being released on 25th August entitled 'Sails'. Anna Pancaldi Anna has recently returned from her first-ever tour of the USA, with gigs in New York, Nashville and Los Angeles. All of Anna's releases have now charted in the top ten of the iTunes singer songwriter charts and sold out all three of her London headline shows at Servant Jazz Quarters, St Pancras Old Church and St Leonards Church. Influenced by the likes of Joni Mitchell, Jeff Buckley and Carol King. Anna's haunting, deep and mature vocals alongside her thought provoking and raw music promise to leave audiences as someone to remember. Anna also launched her own line of gin called 'Joe's Gin' made by Mason's, an elderflower infusion inspired by her brother who used to make them elderflower cordial as children. Mason's gin is sold in Harvey Nichols and Selfridges. Robbie Cavanagh Robbie's heartfelt, passionate performances and starkly honest lyrics have started to cause quite a stir amongst music lovers and industry professionals. Whether he's performing to crowded concert halls with his backing band, or baring his soul at intimate, solo shows, Robbie's stunning songs and flawless, soulful vocals turn heads, every time. Without fail. He is releasing his much anticipated second record 'To Leave/To Be Left' in September 2017. Robbie's fanbase has developed significantly over the past year, with a string of sold out headline shows, support shows with The Shires, and a European tour with US artists 'Us The Duo'.

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Joe Martin - Small World Tour

on Tue, 5 Sep 2017 at Manchester The Fallow Cafe 7:30pm

An evening of Americana: Joe Martin performs the songs from his debut EP 'Small World', released at the world-renowned Bluebird Cafe, in Nashville Tennessee to much acclaim. Joe will share the stories behind his songs and take you on a stateside journey with his vivid and descriptive songwriting style. 'A cut above the plethora of acoustic singer songwriters. Joe Martin shows an abundance of promise' - Americana UK

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Steve Turner At The Mayflower Folk Club

on Tue, 5 Sep 2017 at Cambridge Portland Arms 8:00pm

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

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Steve Turner At The Mayflower Folk Club

on Tue, 5 Sep 2017 at Cambridge Portland Arms 8:00pm

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

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Eleanor Mcevoy

on Tue, 5 Sep 2017 at Glasgow Academical Sports Club 8:00pm

An intimate and up close evening with the iconic Irish singer songwriter Eleanor McEvoy. Best known for her songs 'Sophie' and the Irish standard 'Only A Woman's Heart', which this year celebrates its 25th anniversary, Eleanor's latest run of dates continues the support for her most recent album, 2016′s critically acclaimed 'Naked Music'. It was voted Top Singer Songwriter Album by Get Ready to ROCK! in their 'Best of 2016′ reviewer selection. The recordings led to collaboration with famed British artist Chris Gollon after Eleanor purchased one of his paintings. The subsequent meeting and conversations with the artist led to the title Naked Music. With this focus, four canvasses were painted for the album artwork, then the tour de force 'Naked Music The Exhibition' in Gallery Different in Fitzrovia, London. The opening night was a special concert by Eleanor, playing 'Naked Live' surrounded by 24 paintings inspired by the songs and titles of the album. This in turn led to Eleanor publishing her first ever songbook, entitled 'Naked Music The Songbook'. This unique publication is a pioneering collaboration, featuring lyrics and melodies from the songs on Naked Music alongside 24 of Gollon's stunning paintings inspired by the music on that album. Now based in Wexford, Dublin-born McEvoy's career originally started as a session musician, which included a long stint with The Irish National Symphony Orchestra. However, it was whilst playing with The Mary Black Band that McEvoy decided to develop her own career, and in 1992 two life-changing opportunities came along. Mary Black and her record company manager/husband decided that McEvoy's song 'A Woman's Heart' would be a fitting title and lead track for the compilation they were putting together of contemporary Irish female performers. Simultaneously, Tom Zutaut, the legendary A&R of Geffen Records (who had previously signed Guns & Roses, Motley Crue, and Edie Brickell), was on a scouting mission to Dublin. After hearing McEvoy perform at The Baggott Inn pub, he offered her a worldwide recording deal on the spot. McEvoy was soon touring the world to promote her eponymous debut album for Geffen, which went on to sell 250,000 copies. At the same time, 'A Woman's Heart' entered the Irish charts, selling over 750,000 copies and remains one of Ireland's biggest selling albums of all-time. These successes established McEvoy as one of Ireland's biggest stars, launching a career that has since seen her release twelve studio albums and tour the world.

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Eleanor Mcevoy

on Wed, 6 Sep 2017 at Glasgow The Glad Cafe 7:45pm

An intimate and up close evening with the iconic Irish singer songwriter Eleanor McEvoy. Best known for her songs 'Sophie' and the Irish standard 'Only A Woman's Heart', which this year celebrates its 25th anniversary, Eleanor's latest run of dates continues the support for her most recent album, 2016′s critically acclaimed 'Naked Music'. It was voted Top Singer Songwriter Album by Get Ready to ROCK! in their 'Best of 2016′ reviewer selection. The recordings led to collaboration with famed British artist Chris Gollon after Eleanor purchased one of his paintings. The subsequent meeting and conversations with the artist led to the title Naked Music. With this focus, four canvasses were painted for the album artwork, then the tour de force 'Naked Music The Exhibition' in Gallery Different in Fitzrovia, London. The opening night was a special concert by Eleanor, playing 'Naked Live' surrounded by 24 paintings inspired by the songs and titles of the album. This in turn led to Eleanor publishing her first ever songbook, entitled 'Naked Music The Songbook'. This unique publication is a pioneering collaboration, featuring lyrics and melodies from the songs on Naked Music alongside 24 of Gollon's stunning paintings inspired by the music on that album. Now based in Wexford, Dublin-born McEvoy's career originally started as a session musician, which included a long stint with The Irish National Symphony Orchestra. However, it was whilst playing with The Mary Black Band that McEvoy decided to develop her own career, and in 1992 two life-changing opportunities came along. Mary Black and her record company manager/husband decided that McEvoy's song 'A Woman's Heart' would be a fitting title and lead track for the compilation they were putting together of contemporary Irish female performers. Simultaneously, Tom Zutaut, the legendary A&R of Geffen Records (who had previously signed Guns & Roses, Motley Crue, and Edie Brickell), was on a scouting mission to Dublin. After hearing McEvoy perform at The Baggott Inn pub, he offered her a worldwide recording deal on the spot. McEvoy was soon touring the world to promote her eponymous debut album for Geffen, which went on to sell 250,000 copies. At the same time, 'A Woman's Heart' entered the Irish charts, selling over 750,000 copies and remains one of Ireland's biggest selling albums of all-time. These successes established McEvoy as one of Ireland's biggest stars, launching a career that has since seen her release twelve studio albums and tour the world.

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Folk In The Owl's Nest Presents Circe's Diner

on Wed, 6 Sep 2017 at Cardiff Gwdihw 7:30pm

Circe's Diner Dedicated to self-penned, honest, rootsy tunes, the music from the Diner touches base with Country, Americana, Folk and Pop traditions yet the presentation and lyrical content draws inspiration from everyday life through wondrous tales of love, loss, friendship and tigers! Circe's Diner's tracks have been taken to live radio performances, airplay with BBC Introducing, live video favorites with Balcony TV and Sofar Sounds, film sync (High Tide. 2015) and many performances across the UK and Europe including Glastonbury Festival and performing to the Great British Bakeoff's family in the final. With their sound constantly developing whilst maintaining a humanity often lost in contemporary music, their songs (and their friendship) have touched the hearts of many. Twisted with the bittersweet, Circe's Diner blend catchy hooks, infections melodies and dreamy harmonies in a unique way that voices strength, whilst baring one's deepest vulnerabilities. These acoustic alchemists will take you on most intoxicating journey that will leave you feeling thoroughly charmed! Support comes from Ryan McMurtry music & Lewin Cantor!

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Luke Jackson

on Thu, 7 Sep 2017 at North Shields Percy Park Rugby Club 7:30pm

Luke is a young Roots Singer/Songwriter from Canterbury, Kent, who in 2013 was nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and The Young Folk Category. With a bold, distinctive voice and a sweet, percussive guitar style, Luke is a confident and captivating live performer. He was also winner of Fatea's "Male Artist of the Year 2014" Over the past few years he has steadily been developing a reputation for himself in the Folk & Roots circuits either through his solo shows, many festival appearances or when opening for such luminaries as Show of Hands, Steve Knightley, Martyn Joseph, Karine Polwart, Oysterband, Paul Brady, Glen Tilbrook, Sarah Jarosz and Lucy Ward He has also completed two short tours of Scotland, which in 2015 included playing at both the highly regarded Belladrum and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals. He has also undertaken a tour of Europe taking in Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany. This was followed by a prestigious support slot on the Marillion tour to end 2014 and in 2015 he performed in a series of joint headline shows with Ed Sheeran songwriting confederate Amy Wadge. His debut album 'More Than Boys' produced by the acclaimed Welsh Singer-Songwriter Martyn Joseph was released in 2012 to great reviews, as was the follow up 'Fumes and Faith' in early 2014. This record was co-produced by Luke with Cardiff based American producer Mason Neely and further reflects his development as both a writer and performer. Luke is ever present in the live music scene, gigging relentlessly all over the country and he remains a prolific songwriter having released a 7 track EP independently in Spring 2015, with a further full length album 'Tall Tales and Rumours' being released in November 2016. In January 2017 Luke won FATEA's prized 2016 Male Artist Of The Year Award. If you were lucky enough to see his début North Shields appearance last September you will know what an astonishing live performer Luke is. His return gig is bound to be very popular so be sure to get your tickets early! "Reminds me of Jeff Buckley, which can only be a good thing - Mark Radcliffe" BBC Radio 2 "Two words, bloody brilliant" Maverick 5 star review "He has a stage presence that many artists would kill for and a voice and guitar style that make you think that he's a sixty year veteran who happens to have discovered the fountain of eternal youth." Fatea Magazine

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Eileen Mcgann

on Thu, 7 Sep 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Vancouver-based Eileen is regarded as one of North America's finest contemporary folk songwriters, as well as an outstanding singer of traditional songs from Ireland (where she has her family roots), Scotland, England and Canada. She is celebrated for her beautiful voice, compelling guitar style and vibrant stage presence.

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Eileen Mcgann

on Thu, 7 Sep 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Vancouver-based Eileen is regarded as one of North America's finest contemporary folk songwriters, as well as an outstanding singer of traditional songs from Ireland (where she has her family roots), Scotland, England and Canada. She is celebrated for her beautiful voice, compelling guitar style and vibrant stage presence.

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Henry Priestman

on Thu, 7 Sep 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ It's absolutely brilliant.....he's found his voice! Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 With three packed out Green Note gigs under his belt, Henry's very much looking forward to returning to his favourite London intimate venue for a rare gig in the capital. In 2009, Henry (who wrote all those hits for The Christians in the 80's, and Yachts' songs in the 70's) reinvented himself as a singer-songwriter, and released his debut solo CD The Chronicles of Modern Life to critical acclaim, and singles from the album (including Grey's The New Blonde) made it onto the Radio 2 playlist. Proper Records released The Last Mad Surge of Youth, in 2014 and it garnered Henry the best reviews he's had in 36 years of releasing records (see below) His next album (a joint affair with his guitarist Les Glover) will be entitled Six of One and Half a Dozen of the Other, and the pair of them will be featuring songs from the new album in the set, as well as songs from his solo albums, and even a couple of Henry's old hits, from way back when. Here's what they said about Last Mad Surge of Youth album: UnCut: 8/10 compares favourably to Ray Davies. These are heart-warming self-assured songs from a man confidently declaring that he's not done yet R2: **** Clever crafted songwritingfull of proper tunes & grown-up wordsa clever, wily, literate writer Q: ***It's all bound by Priestman's songwriterly craft: some things age cannot whither New Zealand, Sunday Star Times ****1/2 (CD of the Week) : unique clarity, and honesty Classic Pop: **** A lovingly crafted albumhis fourth act might be his best New Zealand, The Dominion Post ****: Priestman occupies the territory somewhere between Ray Davies' sardonic take on life and Nick Lowe's sly humour...

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Megan Henwood And Jakie Oates At The Unicorn, Abingdon

on Thu, 7 Sep 2017 at Abingdon The Unicorn Theatre 7:00pm

Following the unfortunate cancellation by Kirsty Bromley, Music at the Unicorn are very fortunate and excited to welcome Megan Henwood and Jackie Oates. Jackie and Megan sparked a friendship at their local Nettlebed Folk Club 4 years ago and soon discovered how effortlessly their vocals blended.

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New Roots: Shama Rahman 'truth Be Told' Single Launch

on Thu, 7 Sep 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Composer, sitar-player, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Shama Rahman launches her new single release and music video 'Truth BeTold' from her forthcoming album of the same name. Supported by the likes of Gilles Peterson, 6 Music, BBC's Front Row, Channel 4's Sunday Brunch and The Times, she and her electro-acoustic band take the sitar out of its traditional context and use it as the basis for compositions that range across an eclectic array of genres that include jazz, electronica, hip-hop, drum 'n' bass, worldbeats, Indian/western classical melodies, folk storytelling and beat poetry. 'Truth BeTold' , recorded with live electronics and a 6-piece band, is pioneering as the first fully live album made using the wearable technology mi.mu gloves, which allow intuitive gestural control of music - Imogen Heap has recently been using the same technique. Shama recently hosted an immersive multimedia storytelling performance of the album at the Southbank, and has toured it in Hungary, Korea, and most recently in Antarctica with a performance on ice as part of the first ever Antarctic Biennale. "Love it All. Brilliant!"-Gilles Peterson, 6Music "Beautiful and intoxicating. I've completely fallen for this lady. I love it" Michelle Hussey, BBC Introducing 'the triumphant expression of a unique vision and inimitable sound' Songlines Magazine imagine Dead Can Dance and Björk getting together in a folk club, to make jazzy trip-hop recordswith sitars. Songwriting Magazine Brighton-based visual artist and singer-songwriter JINWOO's critically-acclaimed debut 'Your Baby' E.P. resulted in his being named one of The Independent's 'Faces to Watch 2015'. His long-awaited debut album 'Strangers Bring Me No Light.' was released on the much respected Cargo label on 2nd Sept 2016. The album features collaborations with Malcolm Middleton, Alasdair Roberts, Kami Thompson (The Rails) and Kylie La Grange. His sparse atmospheric folk-soundscapes, laced with ghostly string arrangements and his exceptional acoustic guitar work, offer a kind of 'spooked' 'gothic' folk that sounds like no other. 'Strangers Bring Me No Light' is nothing short of a seminal record and Jinnwoo a true original. The Independent - "jinnwoo is the most singular new folk talent in some time" 4/5 The Guardian - "Jinnwoo's gothic folk-croak is a confessional reel unspooling from his innards, a tale of circling doom" The Line of Best Fit - "A rising talent in the folk world, Jinnwoo has been setting hearts ablaze with his off-kilter guitarisms and distinct, emotive vocals."

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Sean Taylor.

on Thu, 7 Sep 2017 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8:00pm

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Singing Together  piers Cawley

on Thu, 7 Sep 2017 at Doncaster Brewery and Tap 7:00pm

7pm: Doors 8pm: Piers 10pmlate: Singing session

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Jess Vincent

on Thu, 7 Sep 2017 at Winchester The Hyde Tavern 8:00pm

Jess Vincent performs on the Cellar Stage.

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Chris Berry

on Thu, 7 Sep 2017 at Malton The Milton Rooms 7:00pm

Chris Berry's Tour de Yorkshire 2017. The favourite Milton Rooms Troubadour makes his annual visit to the Studio!

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Sean Taylor

on Fri, 8 Sep 2017 at Ulverston Sports Club 7:45pm

Sean Taylor is a singer-songwriter from London who tours all over the world. He has released eight albums. His last four albums were recorded in Austin,Texas with producer Mark Hallman. The new album 'Flood & Burn' was released in February 2017 to excellent reviews Sean tours regularly with double bass legend Danny Thompson who has appeared on Sean's last three albums. Sean Taylor has toured throughout the UK and played Glastonbury festival four times, Cambridge Folk festival, Celtic Connections, Beautiful Days, Beverley Folk, Tolpuddle Martyrs, Chagstock, Secret Garden Party, Summertyne Americana Festival, Rhythms Of The World, Weyfest, St Ives Festival as well as hundreds of other shows in the UK & Europe. He has played support slots for Robert Cray, Tony Joe White, Richard Thompson, John Fogerty, the Neville Brothers, George Benson, Tom Paxton, Eric Bibb, June Tabor, Band of Horses, Dick Gaughan and Martin Simpson. He has also been to Ulverston a couple of times before. His smoky voice and terrific stage presence make him very popular. His songs are memorable and unique. Come and have a listen

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The Goat Roper Rodeo Band

on Fri, 8 Sep 2017 at Wokingham Emmbrook Sports & Social Club 7:45pm

Tonight we have the excellent The Goat Roper Rodeo Band. The band's impressive second album was produced by Romeo Stodart (Magic Numbers) at Doghouse Studios in London and mastered at Abbey Road Studios. With just two old guitars, an upright bass and a bucket full of rich, aching harmony, the band preach foot-stomping country blues like you've never heard before. There's a hint of Hank, a twist of Waylon and a little sprinkling of Gram in there too it"s up and down, soft and loud and it swings that big ol' country snake Not to be missed

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Richard Digance

on Fri, 8 Sep 2017 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

2017 marks 50 years of performing by Richard Digance. With a BAFTA Nomination as TV Entertainer Of The Year and Gold Award recipient from The British Academy of Composers, he turned his back on show biz for his first love of music and live performance. 4,000 live shows, 62 British tours, 14 books, 3 stage plays, 32 albums and nearly 4 million YouTube visits says it all. He composed the audio book music for Bill Bryson's best-seller 'The Road To Little Dribbling,' His Animal Alphabet poems, serialised by The BBC, are used as English Teaching Aids, in 14 countries from The USA to Swaziland,his guitar instrumentals are used on numerous TV productions. He supported Robin Williams at The London Palladium, and supported Steve Martin in The USA. On TV he played guitar with Queen's Brian May, Status Quo and The Moody Blues. Yes, after 50 years he's still doing what he loves. He also composes incidental and soundtrack music for Film, TV, Radio, Documentaries and Audio Books.

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Emily Barker

on Fri, 8 Sep 2017 at Brighton The Greys 8:30pm

A significant catch for The Greys, FOLK IT (in association with terrace cred.) brings Emily Barker to this intimate little venue. Tonight, with a fresh album, she's accompanied by Lukas Drinkwater. Raised on music in remote, rural Western Austtralia, settling in East Anglia and hitting the Cambridge folk scene, making waves in Nashville and Memphis, recording in Norfolk, The Gorbals and Memphis, Emily Barker has absorbed English folk / acoustic and electric / country / Americana. She has followed her own path, embracing different textures, voices and arrangements, gaining critical and fan acclaim. Emily Barker has released 10 albums, solo and with diferent combos, from John Peel favourites the-low-country, multi-instrumental female trio The Red Clay Halo, Vena Portae and country trio Applewood Road. She has found enthusiastic responses, airplay by Cerys Matthews / Tom Robinson / Steve Lamaq / Loose Ends... and acclaim, whether crowd-funding an album or commisioned to write a film soundtrack or her songs used as TV themes. Emily has an RTS award for the theme to BBC's BAFTA winning 'Wallander' and an Ivor Novello award for 'Pause', which became the theme to BBC's 'The Shadow Line'. Her latest album, 'Sweet Kind of Blue', was recorded in Memphis, Tennessee, at Sam Phillips Recording Service, produced by Matt Ross-Spang (Margo Price / Jason Isbell / Mary Chapin Carpenter) and features some of Memphis' finest session musicians (who have recorded with Neil Young / Al Green / Booker T & The MG's / Cat Power...) It's received amazing reviews: 'the arrangements are exquisite and the clear love [Barker] has for this music brings its own integrity' The Times ★★★★ 'country-soul with luminous warmth' Mojo ★★★★ 'finally sets out her true claim for stardom' Q ★★★★ 'the sweltering funk of Sunrise and the title track sound like lost Muscle Shoals gems' UNCUT 8/10 'a truly towering achievement' RnR ★★★★★

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The Mountain Firework Company

on Fri, 8 Sep 2017 at Winchester The Hyde Tavern 8:00pm

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

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3hattrio

on Fri, 8 Sep 2017 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. -------- With banjo, guitar, fiddle and double bass, the extraordinarily evocative music and richly-burnished vocals of 3hattrio can raise the hairs on the back of your neck - as they create a sound that responds to the natural world of their sacred homeland near Zion National Park, Utah. They have been described as everything from fascinating, original and addictive and enchanting, to unique. With three superlative albums behind them, and much written about the live performances to stimulate curiosity and interest, they were the band that everyone was talking about after their UK debut at Celtic Connections in February. BBC presenter Ricky Ross invited them into the studio to play 'live' on his radio show. American Roots UK said their last release was incredible - an Album of The Year contender, while Folk Radio UK said they were hugely atmospheric. Writing at Acoustic magazine, Julian Piper said: An ethereal magic puts them in a field of one

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Mark Flanagan Trio At The Kevin Thorpe Blues Night

on Fri, 8 Sep 2017 at Retford St. Michael the Archangel's Church 7:30am

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Silvington

on Fri, 8 Sep 2017 at Meavy Parish Hall 7:30pm

Concert in aid of The Friends of St Peter's Church, Meavy Silvington is a collaboration between two established performers, Tricia Moore and John Connor. They play folk, traditional and contemporary acoustic music. Licensed Bar See Silvington on facebook: facebook.com/silvington/

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Rachael Mcshane & The Cartographers

on Fri, 8 Sep 2017 at Newcastle Cumberland Arms (BYKER) 8:00pm

Join Rachael McShane & The Cartographers for their launch gig. Rachael McShane is a singer, cellist, fiddle and viola player based in the North East of England. Best known as an original member of folk big band Bellowhead, Rachael is now working on a new solo project, Rachael McShane & The Cartographers, reworking traditional songs with a brand new band, featuring guitarist Matthew Ord (Assembly Lane), melodeon player Julian Sutton (Kathryn Tickell, Sting) and Dan Rogers (The Unthanks) on double bass. Rachael is heading into the studio later this year and will be releasing her new album in 2018. We're delighted that singer, fiddle and banjo player Rhona Dalling will be opening the show with some of her beautiful self-penned songs. Doors - 8pm Rhona Dalling - 8.30pm Rachael McShane & The Cartographers - 9.30pm Bar open til midnight £8 in advance or £10 on the door

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Helter Skelter With The Discount Orchestra + Mutana

on Fri, 8 Sep 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of Gypsy-Punk, Speed-Folk and Traditional Iraqi Music at Jamboree with The Discount Orchestra and Mutana... From the raw, visceral energy of Gypsy-Punk, to the feet-twistingly manic tempo of Speed-Folk, The Discount Orchestra provide a high-octane, seven-piece blend of eclectic dance-floor stomp, guaranteed to get you bouncing. Hard-grifting rhythms, topped with melodical oddities. Formed in South London in 2011, The Discount Orchestra take their inspiration from London's dark, anarchic corners. Conjuring tales of love, loss, and post-apocalyptic survival, over a soundtrack that dances between genres. They've honed their live show at packed gigs and sold-out festivals over the last 4 years (Bestival, Wilderness, Boomtown) and have earned their reputation as a band to watch. With a line up of Sax, Trombone, Accordion, Fiddle, Drums and Bass, topped off with a combination of vocal styles, their riotous blend of Balkan influenced music incorporates elements of Folk, Gypsy, Ska, and Circus, with a healthy dose of Punk, and is perfect for a late night of raucous entertainment. Their debut EP 'And She Dances' is out now on Batov Records. Mutana is an Arabic troubadour from Baghdad currently based in London. Before leaving Iraq back in 2004, Mutana was the main singer in a Baghdad 5-piece band fusing Arabic tunes with Rumba rhythms. Due to the occupation and the eruption of the civil war in Iraq, all band members left the country for Europe and the United States. Traveling through Europe, Mutana finally arrived to London where he stayed as a refugee for over five years and focused on writing new material, lyrics and songs of his own compositions, recently producing his first album " Gypsy Road" and filming his first music video of his song Dana Dana (Pearl, Pearl). He is also re-making some of Iraq's well known traditional folkloric songs played on gypsy chords and keys.

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Joli Blon Cajun Band

on Fri, 8 Sep 2017 at London Cecil Sharp House 7:30am

Britain's all female Cajun band are back- and they are better than ever. Come and learn some Cajun dance moves (8.00-8.40pm). The enjoy an evening of live Cajun music.

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Joli Blon Cajun Band

on Fri, 8 Sep 2017 at London Cecil Sharp House 7:30am

Britain's all female Cajun band are back- and they are better than ever. Come and learn some Cajun dance moves (8.00-8.40pm). The enjoy an evening of live Cajun music.

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Akasha In Ram Jam Club - Fri 8th Sep 2017 - 9pm

on Fri, 8 Sep 2017 at Kingston Upon Thames Ram Jam Club 7:00pm

AKASHA in Ram Jam Club - Fri 8th Sep 2017 - 9pm AKASHA the founding masters of the art of brooding, uplifting, chill-out trip-jazz fusion grooves are back with their first new album in over a decade. Hail The Sun (the follow up to the 2003 transcendent release Love Philtre Magick) was released on 4th September 2015 and fans of the band's earlier work won't be disappointed. Hail The Sun is in many ways a return to our jazzy and chilled rootsbut there's something a little more poppy and song-based in the mix here as well, say Akasha. Hail The Sun With a title track that evokes a misty sunrise following the best night of your life, the album flows gracefully, playfully and joyfully through musical and lyrical motifs, lifting and carrying the listener on a journey through a world of soulful introspection to hedonistic celebration with every step marked by sympathetic soaring melodies and counterpoint rhythms. Danceable trance chords echo from every bar, and familiar themes are reworked into the band's own image. While still exploring esoteric mystic themes, Hail The Sun is a complete contrast to the 'eerie gothic explorations of the dark side' featured in their second album Love Philtre Magick (released 2003 and described by DJ Magazine as One hell of a rocked out, jazzed up orchestral ride). Vocal guests on the new album include St Ettiene's Sarah Cracknell (who tells a poignant end-of-affair story in the sixties jazz style groove laden The Last Weekend), Heidi Vogel, (often the voice of The Cinematic Orchestra makes an appearance on the tripped out Berkely Green), while Polish star Anita Lipnick graces the title track Hail the Sun - a beautiful contemporary take on the sixties Californian hippy sound featuring golden vocal harmonies, backwards guitar and good vibes aplenty. Akasha Charlie Casey and Damian Hand began their sonic adventures in 1994 with a manifesto geared to mashing up their hugely varied musical tastes and making unique music outside any genre or style other than that of the Akasha sound. Now widely recognized as the original purveyors of noir-ish Jazadelica and members of the original Wall of Sound bratpack of 1995, Casey and Hand have worked with some of the best exponents of psyched-out trip-hop jazz-fusion around, including Lemon Jelly, Neneh Cherry, Groove Armada, Art of Noise and Jerry Dammers' Spatial AKA Orchestra The duo's eclecticism meant they were equally admired by drum and bass devotees, jazz fans and DJ's alike for their fusion of new production techniques, madcap musical ideas and skilled musicianship and saw an earlier Akasha track take on anthemic proportions, with Mescalin appearing on the classic nineties compilation album Give 'Em Enough Dope Vol 2 (1995). Akasha have released two previous albums - Cinematique (1998) featuring vocals from Maxi Jazz and Neneh Cherry, and Love Philtre Magick (2003). It's been a decade of writing, festival performances and collaborations with other artists - but Charlie and Damian have now found the time to be right to issue this new collection of Akasha tunes. See www.akasha.co.uk for further artist info. Hail The Sun the latest studio album from Akasha is available directly from our web site as CD or download and is distributed by Proper Music. Hail The Sun was recorded at Ra Studios - produced by Charlie Casey and Damian Hand. Also available A limited edition !0 vinyl press featuring exciting collaborative remixes of four tracks from Hail The Sun .

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Down In The Basement! The Holloway Jug Band / The Cedars

on Fri, 8 Sep 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Formed in 2007, the eight piece Holloway Jug Band are a ball of raucous old-time energy, filtering 1920's/30's jug band classics and original songs through Irish, country, punk and folk. Citing influences from Gus Canon's Jug Stompers and the Memphis Jug Band to the Carolina Chocolate Drops and Old Crow Medicine Show, they've become favourites on the Summer festival circuit, playing regularly at The Green Man, headlining last year at the Wilderness festival in Oxfordshire and headling the 2010 Livestock in Oxfordshire. WATCH THE HOLLOWAY JUG BAND: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymB8_2H1OcI The Cedars combine foot-stomping Folk-Americana with dark, foreboding blues and the occasional heart-stopping ballad to produce heady, intoxicating music. They have built both a formidable live set and an enthusiastic following and are highly respected amongst their peers on the alt.folk and Americana scenes. The Cedars have played a huge variety of shows and festivals including Glastonbury, Reading, Secret Garden Party, Trowbridge, Wilderness, The Great Escape, Camp Bestival, Cropredy, Truck and live on BBC Radio 4. "A very very good album" ... "I love their sound" - Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 "The album is certainly going to be worth waiting for" - Mark Lamarr, BBC Radio 2 "A singer who can break hearts and mend them in an instant, ★★★★" - Q Magazine "Rough-edged, whisky-fuelled, foot-stomping majesty, ★★★★★" - Loud and Quiet Magazine "An excellent album, ★★★★" - Country Music People magazine "The next generation of sound is here and at its forefront are The Cedars" - Fatea Magazine "One of the most damn enjoyable records of the year so far" - Americana UK "A thoroughly juicy selection serves as a splendid introduction to a band currently at the forefront of the UK's alt.country scene" - R2 Magazine (Rock'n'Reel) "They're very clearly a class act; there are a whole raft of signed bands unfit to lick the shiny boots of The Cedars" - Performing Musician magazine WATCH THE CEDARS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFyITpuG_4c

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Dave Arcari

on Sat, 9 Sep 2017 at Inverness Tooth & Claw 8:00pm

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The Rambling All Star Revue Presents... Philip Rambow, Martin Belmont And Cheyne Pride

on Sat, 9 Sep 2017 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Phil Rambow and Martin Belmont first crossed paths in the time remembered as Pub Rock in 1973/4. Martin was in Ducks Deluxe and Phil was the singer/songwriter with The Winkies. He went on to do various solo projects, writing with Kirsty MacColl and collaborating with Mick Ronson, Brian Eno and Ellen Foley, while Martin helped form The Rumour, who with Graham Parker, toured the world between '76 and 1980 and recording 6 albums. He went on to become lead guitarist with Carlene Carter and then Nick Lowe. In the late 80's Martin and Phil became two fifths of The Tex Pistols a country and rockabilly outfit with a circuit of pubs, restaurants and private parties to keep them in work. He also played many sessions with various artists including Johnny Cash, Elvis Costello, Billy Bragg, Carl Perkins, Kirsty Maccoll, Reg Meuross, John Hiatt, Garaint Watkins and Paul Carrack. He has been a member of 'My Darling Clementine and in the last 5 years Graham Parker and The Rumour reunited to tour the US and the UK and Europe and record 2 new albums. Martin met Cheyne Pride around 2008 while a member of Hank Wangford's Lost Cowboys (which he still is), and has worked with her on and off since then as a duo or part of a full band. Cheyne is American by birth but a long time resident of the UK. She sings Country with a voice as clear as a mountain stream and rhythm and blues as dirty as Muddy Waters! Many will also know her in her Elvis persona 'Queenie Creole'. For the past year Martin and Phil have been working as a duo (Tex, Doug and Rock'n'Roll), as do Cheyne and Martin, so for this show they are putting it all together as a trio. Expect to hear some original songs, country classics and obscurities, rocking rhythm and blues and lots of rockabilly including some Elvis favourites. One acoustic guitar one electric guitar two great voices and bunch of foot tapping soulful songs.

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Union Jill

on Sat, 9 Sep 2017 at Thorganby Village Hall 7:00pm

ThorganbyFolk are delighted to welcome York based acoustic folk duo Helen Turner and Sharon Winfield, aka, Union Jill, to Thorganby on Saturday 9 September. With their wonderful musicianship, harmonies and presentation, songs are both thought-provoking and entertaining. Reviews: Respectable Rebellion is an incredibly well written album, that has the power to cause reverberations and be sung in folk clubs for years to come. Union Jill are now a real tour de force in folk." FATEA magazine "Lovely harmony-drenched acoustic music reminiscent of the Indigo Girls - Bob Fischer, BBC Radio "Accomplished guitarists and articulate songwriters although the first attribute to win over audiences is the intuitive harmony of their distinct yet complementary voices." - Rock 'n Reel

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Luke Jackson

on Sat, 9 Sep 2017 at Hebden Bridge Wadsworth Community Centre 6:45pm

See young, talented roots performer Luke perform in the welcoming, intimate setting at Wadsworth. Luke is a Singer/Songwriter from Canterbury, Kent, who in 2013 was nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and The Young Folk Category. With a bold, distinctive voice and a sweet, percussive guitar style, Luke is a confident and captivating live performer. He was also winner of Fatea's Male Artist of the Year 2014 and again for 2016. Over the past few years he has steadily been developing a reputation for himself in the Folk & Roots circuits either through his solo shows, many festival appearances or when opening for such luminaries as Show of Hands, Steve Knightley, Martyn Joseph, Seth Lakeman, Karine Polwart, Oysterband, Paul Brady, Glen Tilbrook, Sarah Jarosz and Lucy Ward. As well as playing solo, Luke performs as a Trio with drummer Connor Downs and bassist Andy Sharps, or as a duo with either one of them. He has also completed several tours of Scotland, with the last 2 years including playing 2 sold out nights at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He regularly tours across Europe playing in France, Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany and in 2016 made his first visit to the USA to play at the International Folk Alliance conference in Kansas. At the beginning of 2017 he undertook his third series of joint headline shows with Grammy Award winner Amy Wadge. He returned to Kansas for the Folk Alliance 2017 and is currently on tour in Canada. His debut album 'More Than Boys', produced by the acclaimed Welsh Singer-Songwriter Martyn Joseph, was released in 2012 to great reviews, as was the follow up 'Fumes and Faith' in early 2014. In 2015 he released a 7 track EP with his trio, 'This Family Tree', which was described in a 5 star Maverick review as Two words. Bloody brilliant and it further reflected his development as both a writer and performer. November 2016 saw the release of Luke's 3rd full studio album, Tall Tales and Rumours to universal critical acclaim, which Maverick, in a 5 star review, described as a brilliant, thoughtful album Jackson shows talent beyond his years. Whilst Acoustic Magazine noted Jackson has been compared to a young Richard Thompson and for once these are not empty words. Luke is an ever present in the live music scene, gigging relentlessly all over, and he remains a prolific songwriter in demand across the United Kingdom and Europe. Luke has already acquired both an unmistakable voice and a strikingly individual vision fRoots Magazine It comes as no surprise that Luke Jackson is continually feted as one of the British folk scene's bright young things R2 Magazine We are very pleased to add Martha Phillips as support , fresh her success as support for K.T. Tunstall at the Trades. Martha Phillips is a Leeds/Manchester based singer-songwriter. Having been writing from a young age, listening to artists such as Ben Howard and Laura Marling, her music took a distinct indie/folk path. Martha also has her own band - The Elephant Trees with a more rockier approach.. -With honest and and raw lyrics, cutting through catchy hooks, these songs will not leave your mind - There is the usual welcome at Wadsworth, with real ale and hot food on offer.

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Shout Collective Pres' London Zulu

on Sat, 9 Sep 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

THE SHOUT COLLECTIVE PRESENT LIVE ON STAGE LONDON ZULU South African electro funk featuring members of Transglobal Underground ADAM BLAKE The unsung hero of UK blues guitar On the Decks: THE SHOUT COLLECTIVE Spinning the best selection of African, global, blues, soul and funky sounds £5 in advance: £7 on the door Join us at Limehouse's atmospheric speakeasy style music bar Jamboree for a party featuring live sets from two of the UK's finest live acts and the mighty Shout Collective DJs on the decks in between times. Topping the bill are the fabulous London Zulu, the project formerly fronted by the late, great South African singer and dancer Doreen Thobekile. Doreen's daughter (and long-time vocal sparring partner) Ingrid Webster has taken her place in the spotlight to perform the songs of her mother and more. Backed by members of Transglobal Underground, she'll be singing her heart out on a set of Township soul and London funk. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_F5n6OxoX9s Opening proceedings will be the unsung hero of British bottleneck blues guitar, Adam Blake. A stalwart member of Errol Linton's band, he's also performed with Cornershop and Natacha Atlas amongst many others. Tonight, he'll be performing as a solo singer-guitarist, mixing carefully chosen blues classics with his own distinctive compositions. https://www.facebook.com/ab77blues/ On the decks resident DJs THE SHOUT COLLECTIVE: AKA Jamie Renton (Chilli Fried/Soulclectica), Joe Cushley (Balling the Jack), Norman Druker, Aly Prince and Deb Smith 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.dpb

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Wilcox:hulse (album Launch)

on Sat, 9 Sep 2017 at Stoke-on-Trent St Lawrence's Church Biddulph 7:30pm

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Du Bellows

on Sat, 9 Sep 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Before The Gold Rush presents live Folk/Americana/Blues/Soul/Rock nights at The Harrison in King's Cross. The performers: Du Bellows play soulful psychedelic progressive rockn'roll/blues music ranging from acoustic subtlety to a fully fuzzed loudness. The band have grown a following through notable support slots with The Pretty Things, Pere Ubu, Garland Jefferys and Mick Ralphs Blues Band. Du Bellows' live shows afford a rare depth of sound that has compelled Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin to say that "there is a cosmic counterpoint alive and well here. http://www.dubellows.com Lunch Special are a talented bluegrass-country group comrpising guitar, dobro, mandolin, and fiddle. They who perform a mix of traditional and original instrumentals and songs. They'll certainly have your toes a tappin'! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWFJC2h1DUnOgyJbZ1sq5mg Shaun O'Reilly is a skilled guitar player and vocalist encompassing elements of folk, blues and country. Influences include Merle Haggard, Ryan Adams, Elliott Smith and Tom Waits. Shaun recently recorded a brand new EP entitled Vultures & Wine. https://www.shaunoreillymusic.co.uk

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The Emily Askew Band Cd Launch

on Sun, 10 Sep 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

The Emily Askew Band formed to fuse Emily's passions for Medieval and Renaissance melodies/songs and modern folk styles. Emily has had a successful career in both Folk (Askew Sisters, Alma, Ceilidh Factor and the Elizabethan Session) and Early Music (The Artisans, Shakespeare's Globe, Glyndebourne, The Dufay Collective, Joglaresa, Mediva and the Medieval Babes). Being an multi-instrumentalist playing vielle, shawm, bagpipes, recorders and medieval harp, Emily wanted to explore the possibilities of mixing these unusual sounds with modern instruments. The band bring together singer/guitarist/fiddler Jamie Roberts (Gilmore Roberts, The Dovetail Trio), fiddler/viola d'amore playing John Dipper (English Acoustic Collective, Methera, Dipper Malkin and Alma) and percussionist Louise Anna Duggan. www.emilyaskew.co.uk

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Tom Townsend

on Sun, 10 Sep 2017 at Doncaster Brewery and Tap 4:30pm

Tom Townsend is the embodiment of blues, jazz, pop and soul, all fused together in one magnetic indie package. Born and raised in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, he has entertained thousands over his 25 year career to date, becoming a respected local landmark in original music. Tom is a multi-instrumentalist who first picked up a guitar at the age of 10 after hearing Buddy Hollys' 'That'll be the Day', played to him by his father who is also a musician and singer. Since then, Tom has become proficient in both guitar and drums, and has also turned his hand to piano, mandolin and bass amongst other things.

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Sally Barker In Concert

on Sun, 10 Sep 2017 at Parbold Village Hall 7:00pm

Parbold Village Hall is excited to present an evening of contemporary songs from one of the premier voices from the UK music scene. This is a rare opportunity to hear the 2014 runner-up in national TV's 'The Voice' in this setting.

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Sally Barker In Concert

on Sun, 10 Sep 2017 at Parbold Village Hall 7:00pm

Parbold Village Hall is excited to present an evening of contemporary songs from one of the premier voices from the UK music scene. This is a rare opportunity to hear the 2014 runner-up in national TV's 'The Voice' in this setting.

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The Wes Finch Band

on Sun, 10 Sep 2017 at Stoke-on-Trent Tittensor Village Hall 7:30pm

Wes Finch is a midlands based singer, guitarist and songwriter with a passion for poetry and a good song. Fronting roots ensemble 'The Dirty Band' for many years, Wes has also recorded various solo EPs and albums, most notably 2015's acclaimed 'Awena' album. This year sees the formation of side project 'The Rude Mechanicals' whose first album 'Exit, Pursued by Bear', released in April, takes words from Shakespeare and sets them to new folk and classical inspired tunes. Described as "a gem of an album, combining bittersweet contemporary style acoustic ballads, with Shakespeare's words and a subtle folk-blues swing." by FATEA magazine. Wes is looking forward to returning to Tittensor, this time bringing with him his band members Jools Street (violin) and Ben Haines (percussion) who will accompany him through a selection of original songs, old favourites, Rude Mechanicals numbers and some brand new material from a forthcoming EP to be released this year. ​ "...a welcome and singular addition to the list of newbloods reinvigorating British folk music...Non-trad acoustic roots delivered with an edgy, risk-taking sonic boldness" Nigel Williamson - 'Uncut Magazine' Supporting Wes and the boys at Tittensor will be Sophia Marshall Sophia, who is from Leicestershire, is formerly one half of the acclaimed Alt-country/Americana duo 'The HaveNots'. She has played hundreds of gigs across three continents, from the tiniest dives to the grandest theatres. Sophia has delighted audiences with her spellbinding voice and songs - often likened to singers such as Hope Sandoval, Emmylou Harris and Gillian Welch. Since the launch of her solo career in 2014, she 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 indie/folk numbers will put smiles on faces and set toes tapping. A500 Music aim to present some of the finest music in a friendly and intimate environment. We seat our audience in a cabaret style with tables and chairs and because we always hope to be near capacity, we allocate seating to our guests according to when they purchased their tickets By inviting you to bring your own drink, we are making the evening an inexpensive as well as enjoyable experience. Drinking glasses will be available on the night and we also provide free hot drinks. For further information please visit our website www.a500music.co.uk

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

on Sun, 10 Sep 2017 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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Tiz Mcnamara + Sarah Macdougall

on Sun, 10 Sep 2017 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 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TIZ McNAMARA Tiz McNamara's independent releases have racked up over 2 Million streams on Spotify as well as featuring on UK TV shows 'Hollyoaks' and Emmerdale. Tiz has received support from some of the industries heavy weights including BBC Radio2, Amazing Radio and RTE Radio 1. He has also toured with BRITS 'Critics Choice Winner 2014' James Bay during his UK Tour. In 2012 Tiz also recorded vocals on a UK number 1 single alongisde artists such as Sir. Paul McCartney, Robbie Williams, Shane McGowan under the name 'The Justice Collective'. SARAH MACDOUGALL Stepping outside of traditional folk and flirting with sounds that could have come from The Postal Service or Kate Bush, Grand Canyon keeps the acoustic guitar but infuses the sound with heavier drums and richly textured strings and synths. The songs are about identity, love, fear, hope, growing up, rootlessness, and forgiveness. They are written from the point of view of the hopeful outsider, trying to figure out their place and make sense of the world. Grand Canyon sees Sarah challenging herself and pushing new boundaries musically and sonically, and it is an album that will surely see Sarah reach new levels in her career. Sarah has played festivals such as Iceland Airwaves, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Edmonton Folk Festival, The Great Escape, and she has been featured on CBC's vinyl Café. She has had her songs placed in TV series such as The Vampire Diaries, and has toured, opened for and shared the stage with artists such as the Cat Empire, Lee Harvey Osmond, Bruce Cockburn, Tallest Man on Earth, Passenger, and many more.

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3hattrio

on Sun, 10 Sep 2017 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

3hattrio (three hat trio) plays American Desert Music. Their aim is to create a new music which responds to the natural world of their sacred homeland near Zion National Park in southern Utah. They also strive to acknowledge the cultural traditions of generations of people who have worked and lived on the deserts of the American southwest. The subject matter of the songs is often desert oriented, sometimes not. Mostly, they express the desert experientially from a daily-ness of watching light off distant mesas and hearing the way sound plays off sheer sandstone cliffs. Then they play music. They don't over-think it. The music is spacious, atmospheric, mirage-like, spiced with old-time cowboy, classical, jazz, and Caribbean overtones. Hal Cannon sings, plays banjo and guitar and writes many of the 3hattrio songs. He's been a practicing musician most of his life but also takes pride in his life as a folklorist, radio producer and scholar of cowboy lore. Greg Istock plays acoustic bass and foot percussion. He has a Caribbean music background and is an active visual artist. Eli Wrankle is a classically trained violinist and a student at Southern Utah University. He comes from a family of artists and joined the group when he was fifteen. Now twenty, he is the old soul of the group. 3hattrio made their European debut at Celtic Connections in 2017 to outstanding reviews. This Glasgow Scotland festival is the largest winter music festival in the world. They have been featured at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, the Moab Folk Festival and with original music and dance for Repertory Dance Theater. Mostly they play at home for their dogs and the occasional lizard, spider or Red Tailed Hawk. ' 'Dark Desert Night' reveals a musical insight of vistas that are anything but deserted with a light of understanding into the mysteries of our vast American landscape. It is a portrait of who we are, as settlers, and the legacy of who they were, before our guns, germs and steel,' - Van Dyke Parks- composer '3hattrio's music is a fresh, original sound tied to a love for the desert landand I'm a desert rat. These guys are sonic pioneers.' - Tom Russell singer/songwriter

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Chris Wood At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 10 Sep 2017 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

A sensational songwriter and formidable musician, Chris is one of the biggest names in folk music. As well as being a world class songwriter his unique guitar style has influenced a whole generation of musicians. His most recent album "So Much To Defend" is getting rave reviews. At present a limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You may still be able to pay on the night but please check the club website for updates nearer the time as show may sell out.. 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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Chris Wood At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 10 Sep 2017 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

A sensational songwriter and formidable musician, Chris is one of the biggest names in folk music. As well as being a world class songwriter his unique guitar style has influenced a whole generation of musicians. His most recent album "So Much To Defend" is getting rave reviews. At present a limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You may still be able to pay on the night but please check the club website for updates nearer the time as show may sell out.. 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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Nick Parker

on Sun, 10 Sep 2017 at Worcester Marr's Bar 8:00pm

Glastonbury based Nick Parker started gigging in his early teens playing mandolin and singing in folk/rock/skiffle band 'Why?', and spent the next 10 years bouncing around on stages at hundreds of venues and festivals around the UK and Europe. In 1998 Nick called it a day with Why? and started guitar band 'Tobermory'. After various false starts, a few flirtations with industry 'big' boys and a few tours in Germany, Tobermory played their last gig in 2004. In 2010 Nick embarked on a solo career and has since released two full-length albums, 2010's 'The King of False Alarms' and 2014's 'Angry Pork and the Occasional Bird'. His third album 'Besta Venya' is to be released on May 1st 2017. Over the years Nick has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with The Wedding Present, Bright Eyes, Ben Marwood, Frank Turner, Mike Peters and Mike Scott among others, and he regularly tours with Bristol based Gaz Brookfield (as a separate act, but also playing mandolin in his band). Nick's songs are often tongue-in-cheek and cheerful, and on the rare occasion when fun IS poked it is always with a wry smile and an element of satire. Although primarily a solo effort Nick often plays with his band 'Nick Parker and the False Alarms' which is a folky/rocky/country affair using guitars, fiddle, pedal steel, mandolin, bass and drums. Over the last few years they have played at many festivals including Farmer Phil's, Chagstock, Glastonbury and Lakefest among many others. For this gig Nick will be joined by friend and fiddle player Ben Wain. https://youtu.be/NGNVcypUCLM

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Norman Beaker Band (album Launch)

on Sun, 10 Sep 2017 at Stockport The Spinning Top 6:00pm

Recently inducted into the American Blues Hall Of Fame (only the 7th British artist to be awarded the honor) Norman Beaker releases his latest album in hometown Stockport on Sept 10th before heading out on a UK & European tour with his band.

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Marcus Bonfanti & The Delta Duo

on Sun, 10 Sep 2017 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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Black Feathers

on Sun, 10 Sep 2017 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

Doors 7pm. Mix of seating and standing.

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Sc4m Festival 2017

on Sun, 10 Sep 2017 at Winchester Railway Inn 11:30am

One day indoor Americana and roots festival featuring Emily Barker, Peter Bruntnell, Benjamin Folke Thomas, Joanna Serrat, Curse Of Lono and many others.

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Ímar

on Mon, 11 Sep 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Glasgow's hottest new folk property, five-piece Ímar have created more than a bit of a stir in little over a year since their formation. With a line-up featuring members of Mànran, RURA, Talisk and Barrule, and a heavyweight collective haul of top prizes including the 2016 BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year, a BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, nine All-Ireland and eight All-Britain titles the group's formation embodies a personal reconnection with its members' formative years, dating back long before their recent camaraderie around Glasgow's justly celebrated session scene. Adam Brown (bodhrán), Adam Rhodes (bouzouki), Mohsen Amini (concertina), Ryan Murphy (uilleann pipes) and Tomás Callister (fiddle) share a strong background in Irish music although only Murphy actually hails from Ireland; Rhodes and Callister are from the Isle of Man, whilst Amini is a Glasgow native, and Brown originally from Suffolk and it is these foundations which underpin many of Ímar's distinctive qualities, in both instrumentation and material. Ímar's unmistakable synergy, however, centres on the overlapping cultural heritage between Scotland, Ireland and the Isle of Man. All three places once shared the same Gaelic language, and a similar, clearly potent, kinship endures between their musical traditions. striking musicianship, artful arrangements and sheer absolute delight Songlines Genuinely jaw-dropping collective virtuosity supplied frills to burn (***** five stars) The Scotsman

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Blues Caravan Featuring Big Daddy Wilson

on Mon, 11 Sep 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Take a floor-filling London soul man. Add a golden-voiced Southern States storyteller. Throw in a fast-rising Philadelphia based singer/saxophonist. Then hold on to your hats. The legendary Blues Caravan is coming to your town in 2017 with a three-artist bill that promises fireworks. Give it up for Vanessa Collier, Big Daddy Wilson and Si Cranstoun! With our very own Roger Inniss on bass - the cherry on top of this wonderful mix - we are really in for a treat. Ruf's Blues Caravan isn't like other tours. Hosted annually by Ruf Records since 2005, it reignites the grand tradition of the travelling revue show, putting a trio of stellar acts on the same bill for a night of high-octane rock 'n' roll. Backed by the seasoned Blues Caravan rhythm section plus special guest guitarist Laura Chavez, formerly of the Candye Kane Band each artist plays a killer set of their own songs, before joining forces for the grand finale.

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Blues Caravan Featuring Big Daddy Wilson

on Mon, 11 Sep 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Take a floor-filling London soul man. Add a golden-voiced Southern States storyteller. Throw in a fast-rising Philadelphia based singer/saxophonist. Then hold on to your hats. The legendary Blues Caravan is coming to your town in 2017 with a three-artist bill that promises fireworks. Give it up for Vanessa Collier, Big Daddy Wilson and Si Cranstoun! With our very own Roger Inniss on bass - the cherry on top of this wonderful mix - we are really in for a treat. Ruf's Blues Caravan isn't like other tours. Hosted annually by Ruf Records since 2005, it reignites the grand tradition of the travelling revue show, putting a trio of stellar acts on the same bill for a night of high-octane rock 'n' roll. Backed by the seasoned Blues Caravan rhythm section plus special guest guitarist Laura Chavez, formerly of the Candye Kane Band each artist plays a killer set of their own songs, before joining forces for the grand finale.

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Dave Gibb

on Mon, 11 Sep 2017 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Dave Gibb

on Mon, 11 Sep 2017 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Sally Ironmonger

on Mon, 11 Sep 2017 at Chesham Folk Club 8:15pm

Sally Ironmonger is a singer-songwriter based in the Medway towns. She performs with Brian Carter, who is her co writer, guitarist and musical genius. Sally first came to the club on the way back from performing at a festival and the audience said "book them" They entertain with songs that make you laugh, or cry, or just think Sally has a powerful voice and stage presence and Brian is a brilliant musician. They are regulars on the club and festival circuit and have also written for TV and radio . To hear more go to: http://www.sallyironmonger.co.uk/music/videos/

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Tiz Mcnamara + Sarah Macdougall

on Mon, 11 Sep 2017 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 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TIZ McNAMARA Tiz McNamara's independent releases have racked up over 2 Million streams on Spotify as well as featuring on UK TV shows 'Hollyoaks' and Emmerdale. Tiz has received support from some of the industries heavy weights including BBC Radio2, Amazing Radio and RTE Radio 1. He has also toured with BRITS 'Critics Choice Winner 2014' James Bay during his UK Tour. In 2012 Tiz also recorded vocals on a UK number 1 single alongisde artists such as Sir. Paul McCartney, Robbie Williams, Shane McGowan under the name 'The Justice Collective'. SARAH MACDOUGALL Stepping outside of traditional folk and flirting with sounds that could have come from The Postal Service or Kate Bush, Grand Canyon keeps the acoustic guitar but infuses the sound with heavier drums and richly textured strings and synths. The songs are about identity, love, fear, hope, growing up, rootlessness, and forgiveness. They are written from the point of view of the hopeful outsider, trying to figure out their place and make sense of the world. Grand Canyon sees Sarah challenging herself and pushing new boundaries musically and sonically, and it is an album that will surely see Sarah reach new levels in her career. Sarah has played festivals such as Iceland Airwaves, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Edmonton Folk Festival, The Great Escape, and she has been featured on CBC's vinyl Café. She has had her songs placed in TV series such as The Vampire Diaries, and has toured, opened for and shared the stage with artists such as the Cat Empire, Lee Harvey Osmond, Bruce Cockburn, Tallest Man on Earth, Passenger, and many more.

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The Horsenecks

on Mon, 11 Sep 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 8:00pm

With roots in Portland, Oregon and Liverpool, England The Horsenecks play a dynamic mix of American roots music that they bring to life with the high-energy performance of a group of people who love the music they play. Top-shelf musicianship and a love of the lost art of Old Time music are swiftly making them a well-loved and highly respected staple in the traditional music scenes in the US and the UK. Gabrielle Macrae; Fiddle, banjo, guitar Barry Southern; Banjo, fiddle, guitar Chris Marshal; Bass Dave Searson; Guitar "...on every track their talent is self evident... ...Gabrielle's fiddle playing has a real energy and a complexity that is stunning... ...Barry's banjo style is jaw dropping whether he is playing the open back banjo and clawhammer style to produce melodic and mellow tones or the bluegrass picking style..." -Sue Rooke, OLD TIME NEWS No. 84 Winter 2015-16

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Michele And Romeo Stodart Present.....

on Tue, 12 Sep 2017 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. -------- After the resounding success of their 3 month 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, plus special guests - TBA. These nights usually sell out well in advance, so we recommend buying your tickets now! This aims to be an evening with a real touch of magic!

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Pons Aelius

on Tue, 12 Sep 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

An exciting instrumental folk sextet from Newcastle, Pons Aelius are launching their debut album, Captain Glen's Comfort with a UK tour. With bold arrangements and a powerful live sound, the band meld age-old traditions with a fresh and innovative attitude. If you get the chance to see Pons Aelius then bloody well do it because they are bloody marvellous. (Dan Walsh, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Musician of the Year Nominee, 2016).

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Brona Mcvittie - Album Preview Concert

on Wed, 13 Sep 2017 at London Water Rats 7:30pm

We Are the Wildlife We are the Wildlife: The debut solo LP from folk chanteuse and songwriter Brona McVittie is steeped in the beauty and magic of her native County Down. While her own songs are inspired by the great rural scapes of Mourne, she also unearths and breathes new life into lesser-heard traditional songs from the surrounding area. Pastoral hues are evoked by her thoughtful orchestrations featuring the mighty talents of millennial post-rocker Keiron Phelan (flute), film-composer Hutch Demouilpied (trumpet), string specialist Richard Curran (violin, viola, cello) and artist-producer Myles Cochran (lap slide, drums) to underpin and gracefully complement her vocals, harp and electronics. Brona is lead singer and harpist for the London Lasses and a member of cult instrumentalists littlebow. http://bronamcvittie.com

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Mamas Gun 'new Sides & B- Sides'

on Wed, 13 Sep 2017 at London The Jazz Cafe 7:00pm

MAMAS GUN 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION SHOWS: Two nights, two totally different shows To celebrate their 10th year as a band, Londons own soul/funk outfit are putting on two very special gigs at their favourite home turf venue, Camdens JAZZ CAFE September 13th sees the band presenting all the best stuff from the last 10 years in a classic MAMAS GUN headline show PLUS a load of exclusive brand new material from their forthcoming album due for release early 2018 September 14th is a one-off MAMAS GUN + special musical guests. This evening will see the band performing an exclusive set of live collaborations with an array of very special guests and musical friends. Each date will present a totally different night of music, neither to be missed!

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Jack Lawrence & Richard Plank & Alan Ward

on Wed, 13 Sep 2017 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Renowned flat picking guitarist, Jack Lawrence, musical partner of the legendary Doc Watson returns to the UK to perform with his friends, Richard Plank and Alan Ward. Jack Lawrence, known as the "acoustic powerhouse", Jack Lawrence is heralded as one of the finest acoustic guitarists in the USA and has influenced the current generation of flat pick virtuosos including Brian Sutton. His recordings and performances combine exciting, high spirited and innovative guitar solos with tasteful phrasing in his own inventive style. Well known as Doc Watson's partner since the early 1980's, Jack's inspired playing and smooth vocals provide listeners with performances that span musical traditions. Jack grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina and his musical odyssey began at age ten when his father took a job as sound engineer for a local music hall. Backstage at the Lake Norman Music Hall, Jack had access to many of the top acts in the Country, Bluegrass and Gospel fields as well as the local R'n'B bands. As a youngster, Jack took this opportunity to meet and learn from some of the finest players in the business. Performers of the day such as Buck Owens, Don Rich, Bill Monroe, Leon Rhodes, George Shuffler, and Flatt and Scruggs exposed Jack to a variety of styles emerging in the 1950's and 60's. Richard Plank, finger picking guitarist, has been a key figure in Cornish musical life for many years and has worked and recorded with several other prominent national and international performers. With Guy Charles he was awarded the inaugural UK Country Radio Listeners' Club Award in 2009 for their track Bully Of The Town, taken from their 2008 recording Going To The West. Alan Ward, multi instrumentalist and most recently mandolin player in the leading UK bluegrass band A Band Like Alice has also performed with Webb's Wonders, The Armadilloes, and both editions of The Bluegrass Ramblers alongside folk music luminaries including Bob Davenport, Peta Webb, Tony Engle, Rick Townend and Rosie Davis.

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Luke Daniels - Polyphon Chronicles (start Time 7.30pm)

on Wed, 13 Sep 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Award-winning singer and composer, Luke Daniels, brings his unusual new show to the Universal Hall for the first time. The performance includes his Electrophon machine, that combines Victorian clockwork engineering with digital audio, and used by Luke to create beautifully songs and intriguing instrumental music. This year he performed at Celtic Connections Festival and played an official showcase at the US Folk Alliance Conference in Kansas City. Joined on clasarch by Scottish harpist Gillian Fleetwood, Luke creates a night of outstanding acoustic songs and intriguing instrumental music.

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Luke Daniels - Polyphon Chronicles (start Time 7.30pm)

on Wed, 13 Sep 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Award-winning singer and composer, Luke Daniels, brings his unusual new show to the Universal Hall for the first time. The performance includes his Electrophon machine, that combines Victorian clockwork engineering with digital audio, and used by Luke to create beautifully songs and intriguing instrumental music. This year he performed at Celtic Connections Festival and played an official showcase at the US Folk Alliance Conference in Kansas City. Joined on clasarch by Scottish harpist Gillian Fleetwood, Luke creates a night of outstanding acoustic songs and intriguing instrumental music.

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Luke Daniels - Polyphon Chronicles (start Time 7.30pm)

on Wed, 13 Sep 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Award-winning singer and composer, Luke Daniels, brings his unusual new show to the Universal Hall for the first time. The performance includes his Electrophon machine, that combines Victorian clockwork engineering with digital audio, and used by Luke to create beautifully songs and intriguing instrumental music. This year he performed at Celtic Connections Festival and played an official showcase at the US Folk Alliance Conference in Kansas City. Joined on clasarch by Scottish harpist Gillian Fleetwood, Luke creates a night of outstanding acoustic songs and intriguing instrumental music.

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Micky Moody And Ali Maas Band

on Thu, 14 Sep 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

The Ali Maas and Micky Moody collaboration began in 2014 as a songwriting venture which has since evolved into the album Black And Chrome. It is more than a coincidence that one of Ali's early influences as a singer was David Coverdale at the time when Micky was guitarist with the original Whitesnake. The results of this union, however, are not based on any form of classic rock, but more from a shared admiration of blues, soul, Americana, swampy rhythms and captivating melodies. Aside from his well-documented time with Whitesnake, Micky was also a member of Juicy Lucy, Snafu, Frankie Miller's Full House, Roger Chapman and the Shortlist, The Moody Marsden Band, The Company of Snakes, M3 and Snakecharmer. He has also been a very active session musician, author and creator of library music. Ali has always specialized in writing original material with thought provoking lyrics and inventive melodies. After an initial period of studio work, and live session singing, she progressed onto the indie rock scene as lead singer and writer for the critically acclaimed band McQueen. During this time, Ali also developed her skills as an artist and currently runs her own one-woman enterprise, making mixed media artwork and leather work for the interior design industry. Her first love is, and always has been, music. The original guitarist with Eighties soft rock chart-toppers Whitesnake, now touring with his new band is regarded as one of Britain's finest slide guitarists, and his concerts mix top quality blues with some Whitesnake surprises. Support is from fantastic Sheffield duo M&J Blues who are a headline show in their own right!! Tickets available daily from the venue until 6pm

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Enda Kenny

on Thu, 14 Sep 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

This Irish-born singer-songwriter has lived in Australia since the 1980's. His thoughtful, descriptive story songs about his adoptive homeland have struck a chord with audiences all over Australia and beyond, always memorable and spiced with plenty of humour, and he is a thoroughly entertaining stage performer, as we found in 2015 when he stood in for another indisposed singer at our club.

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Enda Kenny

on Thu, 14 Sep 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

This Irish-born singer-songwriter has lived in Australia since the 1980's. His thoughtful, descriptive story songs about his adoptive homeland have struck a chord with audiences all over Australia and beyond, always memorable and spiced with plenty of humour, and he is a thoroughly entertaining stage performer, as we found in 2015 when he stood in for another indisposed singer at our club.

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Joan Shelley

on Thu, 14 Sep 2017 at Guildford St Mary's Church 7:30pm

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Mamas Gun 'family Affair'

on Thu, 14 Sep 2017 at London The Jazz Cafe 7:00pm

MAMAS GUN 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION SHOWS: Two nights, two totally different shows To celebrate their 10th year as a band, Londons own soul/funk outfit are putting on two very special gigs at their favourite home turf venue, Camdens JAZZ CAFE September 13th sees the band presenting all the best stuff from the last 10 years in a classic MAMAS GUN headline show PLUS a load of exclusive brand new material from their forthcoming album due for release early 2018 September 14th is a one-off MAMAS GUN + special musical guests. This evening will see the band performing an exclusive set of live collaborations with an array of very special guests and musical friends. Each date will present a totally different night of music, neither to be missed!

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Crh Music Presents John Murry

on Thu, 14 Sep 2017 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

John Murry's debut solo album The Graceless Age was given five stars by Uncut Magazine, and the Guardian called it a work of genius. A haunting testimony of a troubled life, broken dreams, sorrow and redemption, it was the masterpiece of Southern American gothic you'd expect from someone whose adoptive mother was Williams Faulkner's cousin, and who was born in the same town as Elvis Presley. Its follow up, A Short History of Decay, is equally compelling an intensely personal document of an artist's fall from grace. A hypnotically entrancing live performer, this is a show that can't be missed.

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Kim Lowings And The Greenwoods

on Thu, 14 Sep 2017 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

A special Comfy & Acoustic. Details soon.

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Amy Duncan

on Thu, 14 Sep 2017 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... AMY DUNCAN Exceptional and Powerful Folk Radio UK Melodies that haunt and lyrics that touch the soul Folk Words AMY DUNCAN writes diverse songs, from the dark and strange 'The Severed Head', to the hopeful and positive Steady The Bow. Amy's signature pure, honest vocals make powerful connections through her recordings and live performances. Her 4th album 'Cycles of Life' was produced by Calum Malcolm, and released on Linn Records in 2013 and since then Amy was chosen by Showcase Scotland as one of 2 Scottish acts to perform at the Eastern Canadian Music Alliance (2014) and was part of the Made In Scotland Showcase at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2013 and 2014. Amy's 5th album 'Undercurrents' (2016) was funded by Creative Scotland and has been highly praised by Bruce Findlay (Simple Minds Manager) and the novelist Ian Rankin is also a fan. The album received good reviews, wide BBC Radio play and was recently featured in Folk Radio UK Top Ten Albums of 2016. Amy's 6th album Antidote was released on 7 April 2017 on her own label Filly Records with distribution through Proper Music.

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The Willows

on Thu, 14 Sep 2017 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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Acoustic Movement

on Fri, 15 Sep 2017 at Lytchett Matravers Halls Road Farm 4:30pm

Chilled out acoustic festival to close the festi season. Last airing for your tent before those autumn evenings start to draw in. 15th - 16th September 2017.

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Forest Folk And Roots Present Benjamin Bassford + Support

on Fri, 15 Sep 2017 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

Forged in an old pit village outside of Mansfield, singer-songwriter Benjamin Bassford is a dynamic artist that can be found rambling between both an acoustic solo sound, to leading a band fuelled with a grit and distortion, doused and nuanced in; Blues, Roots, Folk and Country. Benjamin's style of performance can be compared, in some respects to his influences. However, while tipping his hat to the influences from which his sound has grown, Benjamin brings his own cards to the table. His latest offering "Songs from the Blue Door" marks the next step within the maturing of Benjamins' style and sound. Carved from the already lived experiences of this artist, the E.P unconsciously looks in retrospect, recounting both defining & poignant moments. 'Good British acoustic blues is a rare commodity but Benjamin has certainly put himself up there with the best, these tracks are spellbinding...' - Adrian Blacklee of Blues Matters For more information on Banjamin and to listen to his tracks go to https://www.benjaminbassford.com/music

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Forest Folk And Roots Present Benjamin Bassford + Support

on Fri, 15 Sep 2017 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

Forged in an old pit village outside of Mansfield, singer-songwriter Benjamin Bassford is a dynamic artist that can be found rambling between both an acoustic solo sound, to leading a band fuelled with a grit and distortion, doused and nuanced in; Blues, Roots, Folk and Country. Benjamin's style of performance can be compared, in some respects to his influences. However, while tipping his hat to the influences from which his sound has grown, Benjamin brings his own cards to the table. His latest offering "Songs from the Blue Door" marks the next step within the maturing of Benjamins' style and sound. Carved from the already lived experiences of this artist, the E.P unconsciously looks in retrospect, recounting both defining & poignant moments. 'Good British acoustic blues is a rare commodity but Benjamin has certainly put himself up there with the best, these tracks are spellbinding...' - Adrian Blacklee of Blues Matters For more information on Banjamin and to listen to his tracks go to https://www.benjaminbassford.com/music

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Bridge Of Sighs - A Tribute Evening To Robin Trower

on Fri, 15 Sep 2017 at Wokingham Emmbrook Sports & Social Club 7:45pm

ruly iconic music can only be recreated by the best musicians out there. Many try to emulate their predecessors only to fall short of the mark . Now , with highly acclaimed guitarist KEITH ATACK , superb bassist and lead vocalist PAUL RILEY and one of the uk's most highly sought after drummers TONY KILEY , they form BRIDGE OF SIGHS to give this legendary British guitarist ROBIN TROWER a salute and the credit that he deserves , long live BRITISH BLUES ROCK !!!! www.bridgeofsighs.co.uk

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Danny & The Champions Of The World

on Fri, 15 Sep 2017 at Manchester The Soup Kitchen 7:00pm

Here come Danny & The Champions Of The World writing themselves large, giving themselves the space, and taking the time, to deliver a magnum opus. With Brilliant Light Danny Wilson has made his All Things Must Pass a big record of hit after hit stretching over two albums plus a further bonus set of instrumentals. He's allowed both himself and his band the absolute freedom to explore, experiment, and collaborate, and they've grabbed it with both hands. Hidden away somewhere in this diverse collection you'll find the question can we release ourselves back into the brilliant light?. For Danny the brilliant light is creativity, but more than that it's collaborative creativity, and the process of birthing these songs, both by design and then serendipity, has been to maximise the creative potential of all The Champs. The two previous Champs collections Stay True (2013) and What Kind Of Love (2015) were recorded in intensive ten day stints. The songs written and rehearsed, the musicians gathered in North London at bassist Chris Clarke's Reservoir Studios and tracked everything at one fell swoop. This time around Danny wanted something different allowing an all-encompassing view of what the band was capable of. They started going into Reservoir once a month, recording what they had live, without too much reflection or correction, and then putting those results in a box and leaving them be. Every month saw a scramble to find songs to record requiring an encouragement to every band member to bring something to the table. Writing with guitarist Paul Lush for What Kind Of Love had proved liberating to Danny who'd rarely co-composed since writing with brother Julian for his previous band Grand Drive. It was exciting and rejuvenating. Scary too but reawakening, and so he'd repeatedly be asking, have you got an idea for a song? and as the months passed and the cache grew more things were tried; different configurations, other collaborators, and along the way a cluster of instrumentals arrived too. Of the eighteen songs here only 'Waiting For The Right Time' is solely composed by Danny; personal philosophy, reflections on Ronnie Lane, and a paean to neckerchief rock all rolled into one. It's the same spirit imbuing his music-making all the way from the early Champs barn shows in rural Oxfordshire with cider and painted faces; it found particular expression on Streets Of Our Time (2010) but burns through Brilliant Liight just as strongly and shows up in the singalong 'Everything We Need'. Chris Clarke co-wrote that, and with John Wheatley of The Suburban Dirts came up with the soulful Arthur Alexander-ish 'It Hit Me'. Guitarist Paul Lush provided 'Never In The Moment' a hard-hitting number with a lot of brass and something akin to The Band doing 'The Weight' with The Staple Singers. The beautiful 'Coley Point', one of Danny's personal highlights, sees him set a tune to words by Caught By The River's resident poet Will Burns. 'Bring Me To My Knees' and the cryptic 'The Circus Made The Town' are both co-writes with James Yorkston, while Polly Paulusma and Carra Bacon contribute to 'Swift Street'. Deeply personal and inspired by three family photographs; Swift Street in Melbourne is where Danny's mother grew up, and where in childhood he stayed with his grandparents. The song is near-Proustian in its recall of smells and tastes of past days. You can't overstate the importance of family and friends to Danny. It was surely, in part, a kind of loyalty to Julian that he didn't co-compose for so long after the demise of Grand Drive; certainly until now, and Andy Fairclough's arrival, there had been no specialist keyboard player in the Champs. Andy brings a Mod sensibility, a jazz grounding, and a fearlessness to the band. He plainly pushes Paul Lush, already a key improviser in live performance. You see them raising the bar for each other in the run-outs of two of the longer songs; 'Consider Me' and ' Gotta Get Things Right In My Life'. Giving them free rein and allowing them the space to show what they regularly do on the stage was another reason for the extended format, though it's not entirely coincidental that The Allman Brothers, and Al Kooper and Mike Bloomfield, have been much on Danny's turntable over the last year or so. Thus Brilliant Light is shone on a year in the life of the Champs and all the pieces are seen in play; Chris Clarke on production duty, and with Steve Brookes comprising the formidable rhythm section. Geoff Widdowson still blowing on that alto sax, and Henry Senior Jr ensconced on the pedal steel. Robin and Joe Bennett from The Dreaming Spires, Siobhan Parr, Danni Nicholls, and Treetop Flyer Reid Morrison all singing along, and from time to time a pair of brass players (Gram Canyon and Craig Chapman) and another sax (Helleanor Fitt). The Champs are understandably proud of what they've achieved. Chris Clarke says outright it's the best record this line-up has come up with so far, while for Danny it's a bit like taking a peek into somebody's house; there's great stuff that immediately grabs your attention, and then there's other stuff and you start out thinking it might be a bit mundane but as the whole picture takes shape it proves to be incredibly beautiful. That's typical Danny Wilson, a brave stab at modesty but far too honest to sell himself short. He and his band are already much loved; for their whole-hearted openness, their democracy, and their sheer joy in what they do. They're going to be loved too for this record. Very soon Brilliant Light will be the soundtrack to an awful lot of people's lives, and that is no small achievement. Tour support comes from William The Conqueror. William the Conqueror's bluesy indie-Americana has already seen them head out to Nashville to perform at AmericanaFest, share a stage with the likes of Richard Thompson and Van Morrison courtesy of a nomination for Song of the Year at the UK Americana Awards, and sign to Loose Music, where they join an immensely impressive roster including Courtney Marie Andrews, Sturgill Simpson, Andrew Combs, The Handsome Family and Danny and the Champions of the World. Their eagerly awaited debut album is called Proud Disturber of the Peace and will be out on 4 August. Recorded in sessions that took the band from Cornwall right up to the Isle of Lewis and back again, the album features the multi-instrumental talents of Harry Harding, Naomi Holmes and Ruarri Joseph, a name many folk fans may remember from his acclaimed solo output.

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Josh Okeefe

on Fri, 15 Sep 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

How can I even begin to describe Josh Okeefe? Firstly, it can't be done without a keen sense of history (which he clearly has) and, more importantly, his position along that continuum. Woody's Children is what Pete Seeger called the wave of early 1960's Greenwich Village pilgrims (Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, Peter Lafarge, Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Joan Baez, Tom Paxton). A decade later, legendary Broadside Magazine co-founder, Sis Cunningham, sat in her upper west side New York apartment with Pete Seeger, and a handful of 1970's singer-songwriters. Sis pointed to me and said Peter, these guys must be Woody's grandchildren. She would know: Woody used to live in the apartment with her and Friesen. If her pronouncement was accurate, then at very least, Josh Okeefe is the standard-bearer of Woody's great grandchildren. But he is so much more than that; and you don't need to understand history to appreciate his remarkable talent. It also is easily tempting to say that he answers George Jones' question Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes (Barnes & Seals); because he clearly has that original Grand Ole Opry traditionalism flowing from his guitar and his voice, though his lyrics hold so much more. His song Cigarettes is more haunting than anything I have heard out of Nashville or Austin in years and has a hook that would have made even the old songsmith maestros of Music Row smile. Like Josh himself, it is a complex delivery of traditionalism and sly commercial appeal. I swear, I can feel the haunting ghost of Johnny Cash nodding approvingly to Mr. Okeefe's Border Town. J.R. would have done that song if he'd heard Josh do it. Speaking of which, his duet with Cora Carpenter on Jackson is not at all an imitation and his riveting hammer-on/lift-off guitar work behind it genuinely leaves you empty when it abruptly Folkways-style ends on an un-sustained upbeat. His cover of traditional Darlin' Cora is at once bluegrass, Dylan, Sammy Walker and Woody Guthrie. And THAT is the thing about Josh Okeefe and his music: it won't fit into a box, no matter how we try to stuff it into one. Just when you think oh that is likeso-and-so, he fools you with just the opposite of whatever label you have found. ​ The harp is definitely Dylan-esque, even down to the sustained intakes; then on the same album he has a dust-bowl-sounding anthem to a soccer team, of all unexpected things. This young import from Derby in the UK (pronounced darby, by the way, for my fellow Americans) carries my native southern Appalachian traditional sounds to new urban (and worldly) contemporary stylistic interpretations that have to leave modern audiences hungry for more. Clearly he has a few years of performance under his belt; but he has found his place; and the amazing thing is that all along it was inside him and was the real Josh Okeefe. Almost 50 years ago, Phil Ochs, Rev. Fred Kirkpatrick, Gordon Friesen, Pete Seeger, Sis Cunningham, Moe Asch, and I were talking about creating a topical music project called I Hear America Singing (from the Walt Whitman poem). Our stated goal was to find a way to encourage a next-generation of what we called anti-tin-pan-alley singer-songwriters who would musically speak from their heart and not be afraid to speak the truth. Phil, Kirk, and Gordon died before we could make it happen. I became wrapped up in journalism. Sis, Pete, and Moe became legends. And, I guess, we all just assumed it was over. I have to tell you, for decades when people have asked me why were you on Folkways and how did you end up in the Smithsonian?, I would glibly say, I was the last of an epoch. Well I was wrong. We were wrong. Completely wrong. Josh Okeefe is here. He is the past; he is the present; and he is the future. He is awesome. He can play the Ryman and he can play the Bitter End. He can play the Bluebird and he can play the Troubadour. And they will all love him. He can pick on a porch in Gastonia North Carolina and he can sing at the NYU student center. He can rally a crowd at the Height entrance to Golden Gate Park and he can take center stage at Lincoln Center. He is an outlaw and he is commercial. He is topical and he is light. He is a poet, a musician, a writer, and maybe a prophet. It is my honor, and a humbling privilege to get to write these notes to introduce you to the GREAT Josh Okeefe. - Gary Green

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Nine Below Zero

on Fri, 15 Sep 2017 at Coatbridge Berits & Brown 7:30pm

An intimate up close acoustic duo show with the mod/blues legends. A very special acoustic duo show featuring iconic front man Dennis Greaves and award winning harmonica player Mark Feltham playing the bands best known songs along with some of their favourite tracks by other artists. The guys last gig with us was quite a night with 3 standing ovations. They blew the roof off the place and we expect the same with this show. Food is available before the show and tables can be booked by calling 01698 733311. ** We operate a no talking policy when the acts are performing and kindly ask that those attending the show the proper respect to the artists and your fellow gig goers **

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A Celebration Of Simon&garfunkel

on Fri, 15 Sep 2017 at Water Yeat Village Hall 7:30pm

Water Yeat Village Hall Present Tim Chu & Ian Bailey 8pm start Cabaret style seating-bring your own tipples & treats Find us off the A5084 to Coniston: Sat. Nav. post code LA12 8DJ Tim & Ian have grown up listening to Simon & Garfunkel's music with both the composition and vocal blend having strong influence on their respective professional careers. After years of busy individual touring schedules both Tim & Ian now found time to concentrate on this venture delivering the music of Simon & Garfunkel in their own unique way that also honours the original recordings.

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John Murry

on Fri, 15 Sep 2017 at Manchester The Castle Hotel 7:30pm

John Murry was adopted at birth into the family of William Faulkner. Some have speculated that the Faulkner blood might also run in his veins, but that should be left for a Southern Gothic novel yet to be written (or perhaps re-written). Raised in Tupelo, Mississippi, in the shadow of Elvis, his undiagnosed autism led to troubles at an early age, which led to prescribed medication, which led to unprescribed medication, which led to being institutionalised for addiction and mental health issues at a too young age. Eventually, discarded onto the streets of Memphis, he found music, which became the one constant positive force in his life. Memphis led to San Francisco and San Francisco led to heroin and heroin led to a near fatal overdose on the corner of 16th and Mission, so harrowingly memorialised in his song Little Colored Balloons. Music again came to his rescue and led him to Tim Mooney (American Music Club) and the group of musicians that helped create his 2012 masterpiece The Graceless Age. The album was hailed by MOJO magazine and received a 5 out of 5 rating, UNCUT called it a 'masterpiece', both magazines included it in their Top 10 albums of the year; American Songwriter put it in their Top 5 of the year and the Guardian included it in their best of the year as well. The accolades rolled in and John toured the world. He entranced and devastated audiences with his raw, unfiltered live performances, and it looked like his trajectory was set, that music had won and would have the final word. And then Tim Mooney, John's mentor, his beacon, his bedrock, died suddenly and unexpectedly and John's world fell back in to chaos. Over the next few years, John would lose the footing that he had struggled so hard to establish. He would lose his wife, his daughter, temporarily his freedom and ultimately his country. Somewhere along this journey, John crossed paths with Michael Timmins of Cowboy Junkies. John had opened for the band at a show in Glasgow and Michael watched side-stage transfixed by John's performance. Over the next few years the two of them kept in touch, they talked about the music business, politics, books, but most of all they talked about music. And they talked about making an album together. Michael wanted to capture the rawness of John's songs, capture the vibe that he experienced that night in Glasgow and was even more convinced of this approach when John came through Toronto opening for Chuck Prophet and did a solo set at The Horseshoe Tavern, which was as disarming and emotional as the set of music that he had experienced in Glasgow a couple of years earlier. 'On The Graceless Age you can hear John's affinity to artists such as Mark Linkous and Mark Lanegan, but seeing him on stage, with just his guitar and his songs reminded me of Townes (Van Zandt), that raw-boned, exquisite beauty, so real that it borders on the uncomfortable, you feel you should look away, but it's just too compelling to do so. The pain, the intensity, the honesty just draws you deeper.' Eventually John completed his descent and landed in Kilkenny, Ireland where he found some solid ground as part of a welcoming arts community. Michael then convinced him to travel to his Toronto studio where Michael put a band together consisting of brother Peter Timmins (Cowboy Junkies) on drums and Josh Finlayson (Skydiggers, Gord Downie, Lee Harvey Osmond) on bass. John brought along Cait O'Riordan (The Pogues, Elvis Costello) whom he had met in Ireland and who wanted to be a part of John's journey. The five of them put aside five days to record all bedtracks and overdubs, with the brief that they would let the songs dictate where the journey took them, spontanaity was the order of the week. Michael Timmins describes the sessions, 'I felt that it was important that John got out of his own way and that we set up a situation where he would just play and sing and the rest of us would just react, no second guessing, just react and capture the moment. It was a very inspired and inspiring week of playing and recording. Very intense. And I think we captured the raw essence of John's writing and playing' A Short History Of Decay is an intensely personal document of an artist's fall from grace. It contains all the tragic elements of that unwritten Southern Gothic novel: the revelations of a man coming to terms with the personal shortcomings, the flaws and the perverse twists of fate that led him to the end of one journey and the beginning of another.

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Big Boy Bloater And The Limits

on Fri, 15 Sep 2017 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

Venue opens 19.00 Standing Event

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Damh The Bard And Spiral Dance At Glastonbury Assembly Rooms

on Fri, 15 Sep 2017 at Glastonbury Assembly Rooms 7:30pm

Damh the Bard and Spiral Dance (Australia) return for an evening of folk music at the wonderful Glastonbury Assembly Rooms.

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Kim Lowings & The Greenwood

on Fri, 15 Sep 2017 at Bristol Frenchay Village Hall 7:30pm

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Kim Lowings & The Greenwood

on Fri, 15 Sep 2017 at Bristol Frenchay Village Hall 7:30pm

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The Rails

on Fri, 15 Sep 2017 at Manchester The Deaf Institute 7:30pm

Jezebel Music are delighted to welcome The Rails back to Manchester, as they tour their new album, 'Other People'. The Rails Critically acclaimed country/folk duo The Rails, Kami Thompson and husband James Walbourne, return with a stunning new record this autumn. 'Other People' will be released on September 1st via Sony / Red Essential. Recorded in Nashville and produced by Ray Kennedy (Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams) the album features ten brand new Thompson/Walbourne original songs that showcase their trademark harmonies and vocal prowess. The Rails 2014 debut album 'Fair Warning', produced by Edwyn Collins, had critics gushing. It was chosen as Mojo's best folk album that year and the band went on to be presented the Horizon Award for Best New Act at Radio Two's prestigious Folk Awards in 2015. The new album lives up to expectations as we hear The Rails adopt a slightly harder edged sound that incorporate elements of folk, 60's pop, psychedelia and soul with a distinctive British flavour. James is one of the country's finest guitarists and full time member of the Pretenders, he also plays with both Ray Davies and the Pogues. Kami is folk rock royalty, daughter of Richard and Linda Thomson, sister to Teddy. The couple began working together in 2011 and married the following year. 'Other People' was recorded at Room & Board Studios in Nashville and features James on guitars and keyboards, drummer Cody Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars), bassist Jim Boquist (Son Volt) and Eric Heywood (Ray Lamontagne) on pedal steel. Kami lends her exquisite voice and acoustic guitar playing to the proceedings.

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The Black Feathers At Cafe#9

on Fri, 15 Sep 2017 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

The ability to write songs that are both modern and ancient is a rare thing. The product of an arcane art of weaving in traditional influences so thoroughly that they become the warp and weft of fresh creations. The Black Feathers, made up of Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler, are two such talents. They first became aware of the magic between them while collaborating on several musical projects, becoming The Black Feathers and life partners in 2012. Americana, Folk, and Acoustic Indie Rock sensibilities coexist comfortably in their musical world, with Hughes' guitar work buoying the kind of harmonies often only heard in family bands. 2016 has been an incredible year for the The Black Feathers. Their debut album was met with critical acclaim and broke into the Top 10 in the iTunes Country chart and the Official UK Americana Chart. A live album recorded at The Convent in Stroud has also just been released and very well received. Tours in the UK and the USA, as well as an Irish tour supporting Eddi Reader, have kept Sian and Ray busy throughout the year. They could easily rest on their laurels, but instead have been spending their downtime working on new material to be released in 2017.

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Black String & Kathryn Tickell

on Fri, 15 Sep 2017 at London Union Chapel 7:30pm

London's Festival of Korean Music opens with Black String + special guest Kathryn Tickell This year there will be several collaborations with international artists and the festival opens with the remarkable, Black String, joined by musician, composer and broadcaster Kathryn Tickell. 'I first encountered Black String through World on 3 on BBC Radio 3. The first track I heard was so intense and compelling - vast soundscapes, full of strange noises - alien, yet full of humanity. The more I listened, the more I felt drawn in by the music, and a sense of connection started to grow. There were little flashes of communication between their instruments and mine, the strength of tradition that underpins my music and theirs. I can't wait to hear what sort of music we might make together!' (Kathryn Tickell) On their latest, highly acclaimed album, Mask Dance (ACT Records), Black String combine the geomungo (traditional zither) and janggu (drum) with electric jazz guitar, electronics and daegeum (bamboo flute). Founded in 2011 and led by Yoon-Yeong Heo, they explore the deep, bass-like sound of the geomungo to create mesmerizing, innovative music, pushing the borders between tradition, modernity and improvisation, as Yoon-Yeong explains, 'Korea has a very long music tradition but we are modern people. We live in Seoul in the 21st century although I think in my DNA there is something very old, a deep reflection of traditional Korean culture. The music of Black String is based on traditional Korean folk and court music and has very complicated rhythm patterns. Our music is about collaboration because we want to make Korean traditional music accessible to a wider audience.' Kathryn Tickell is widely acclaimed as the foremost exponent of the Northumbrian pipes and her work is deeply rooted in the landscape and people of Northumbria. She has released 15 of her own albums to date and has recorded and performed with Sting, The Chieftains, Penguin Café. Part of K-Music 2017

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Matt Creer

on Fri, 15 Sep 2017 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

Three great acts play the bigger bookshop. Details soon.

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New Roots: Ferris & Sylvester/ Matthew Falloon

on Fri, 15 Sep 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Fri 15th Sept, The Harrison, 28 Harrison Street, Kings Cross, WC1H 8JF. Ph: 020 7278 3966 Doors open 7.30 pm. Nearest tube Kings Cross, 5 mins walk. In early 2016 London based duo Ferris & Sylvester's alt-country tinged fine harmony and superbly crafted songwriting caught the ear of legendary producer Youth (Paul McCartney/ The Verve/ Beth Orton). He invited them to to record at his studio in Spain, where they recorded their soon to be released debut EP, 'Save Yourself'. Greenwich Village 1966 is a clear reference in their catchy folk sound, from the Lovin' Spoonful to Mamas & Papas, with contemporary nods to the likes of Laura Marling and Conor Oberst completing the picture. WATCH FERRIS & SYLVESTER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zofhj2lKEtY LISTEN TO MATTHEW FALOON: 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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The Watergrain Band

on Fri, 15 Sep 2017 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

The Watergrain Band is a four piece comprising Ben Paley, Pip Ives and Geoff Sandiford together with songwriter Martin Young. The band was inspired by Martin's solo album Watergrain, which was made in 2013 with a bunch of fine musicians including the legendary Ben Paley. Pip is considerably younger than Martin and Ben so he wasn't involved in the recording because his eyes hadn't opened and he was too young to be taken away from his mother. Later, Geoff Sandiford somehow worked his way in to the equation. The band brings to life their take on matters modern and old: We are not about protest songs, says Martin, others are doing that, we don't do songs to be populist or to make a cheap point. In the modern world of the internet we are more open to the views of others than ever, these songs are intended to reflect the perceptions of the world and the attitudes of the day. They are about chronicling a moment in time. This is a band worth taking the time to see.

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Songwriters Circle -roger Davies And Paul Mcclure

on Fri, 15 Sep 2017 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

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Bossaphonik Presents "the Destroyers"

on Fri, 15 Sep 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 11:30pm

Birmingham's mighty renowned 12 piece of all things Balkan, Gypsy and Celtic folk. Banks of horns sit alongside fiddle, accordion, hurdy gurdy, clarinet, guitars, tuba and drums, a Destroyers gig is a swirling spectacle with enough energy to light up a town! Only the dead could refuse to dance so be prepared to be ecstatic, exhausted and truly destroyed! Out of the inane cavalcade of Balkan gypsy sound-alikes comes a blow-your-mind original...minimum pretence and maximum style... Songlines Magazine

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Royal Traditions - Molly Evans & Jack Rutter

on Sat, 16 Sep 2017 at Dungworth The Royal Hotel 7:00pm

7.30pm Tunes 8 - 10pm Act 10 - 11.30pm Singing session

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The Hut People

on Sat, 16 Sep 2017 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

Taking the audience on a musical journey around the World, English instrumental duo The Hut People (Sam Pirt and Gary Hammond) have over the last 4 years proved to be one of THE most unique, 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. Those lucky enough to have been at their previous ACE Space gig will always fondly remember the musical rendition of squeaky pigs.  Sam's strong folk background and Gary's jazz and World music (not forgetting the stint with Beautiful South) is not an obvious combination but it works so brilliantly. Gary and Sam will be running a World Rhythms Workshop from 3pm to 4pm open to all ages and musical ability.

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The Hut People

on Sat, 16 Sep 2017 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

Taking the audience on a musical journey around the World, English instrumental duo The Hut People (Sam Pirt and Gary Hammond) have over the last 4 years proved to be one of THE most unique, 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. Those lucky enough to have been at their previous ACE Space gig will always fondly remember the musical rendition of squeaky pigs.  Sam's strong folk background and Gary's jazz and World music (not forgetting the stint with Beautiful South) is not an obvious combination but it works so brilliantly. Gary and Sam will be running a World Rhythms Workshop from 3pm to 4pm open to all ages and musical ability.

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The Cadillac Kings.

on Sat, 16 Sep 2017 at Howden The Shire Hall 7:30pm

The Cadillac Kings Firm favourites on the blues, rhythm & blues & swing scenes, The Cadillac Kings feature five of the UK's top blues and roots musicians. vocals, harmonica, guitar: Mike Thomas lead guitar, vocals: Mal Barclay piano, accordion, vocals: Tim Penn drums, vocals: Roy Webber Paul Cuff: double bass Inspired by the sounds and styles of the '40s & '50s with a distinctly modern take lyric-wise (courtesy of singer & writer Mike Thomas) this is a band that has earned a reputation for wowing their audiences, from intimate clubs to major festivals, from theatres to dance-halls, the length & breadth of the UK & Europe, from the Canary Islands to Svalbard in the arctic circle. Since their formation in 2001 the band has opened shows for & shared stages with blues, rock & roots acts such as John Mayall, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Rod Piazza, Lazy Lester, Magic Slim, Lil' Ed & His Blues Imperials, Louisiana Red, Larry Garner, Nappy Brown, Sherman Robertson, Victor Wainwright, Reba Russell, Little Feat & Delbert McLinton to name but a few! * Along the way the band has picked up numerous awards including The Times Newspaper's best blues cd of the year 2004 for 'Highway 17' (33WM131) * And in 2009 Canada's 'Real Blues' Magazine's awarded them best non American cd for 'Trouble in Store' (33WM145). * Their 2012 release Gonna Tell Your Momma (33WM147) was recorded 100% live in Norway and has had rave reviews at home from 'Blues & Rhythm' to 'Folk Roots', and abroad from 'Blues Blast USA' to 'Blues News Norway'! Now approaching their sixteenth anniversary, the band has also signalled their strongest ever line-up, featuring two of the UK's very best roots players sensational pianist & accordionist - Tim Penn, and on guitar the brilliantly versatile Mal Barclay, alongside frontman Mike Thomas - 'the best blues lyricist this side of the pond' (Blues in the Northwest). *This is the line-up you can hear on their new album The Secret of my Success (33 Records WM153) Released in September 2016 to unanimous praise here & in the USA, the album quickly became distributor Propermusic's biggest seller in their blues charts, and in December was chosen by the UK's Independent Blues Broadcasters Association as one of the best 3 releases of 2016 alongside Kaz Hawkins & Joe Bonamassa. Currently the album is in the Cashbox top 40 in the USA "The UK's premier blues & roots act" John Clarke, The Times Good time blues at its very best, do not miss these guys! Lionel Ross, Blues in Britain Magazine "One of the nation's finest bands in ANY genre. Guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Grahame Rhodes, Blues in the Northwest. This is a band with a well earned reputation for their unfailing ability to put on a great performance, with warmth and humour exuding from every pore. In short, they are an absolute delight. Ian Ross, Darlington R&B Festival

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This Is The Kit

on Sat, 16 Sep 2017 at Sheffield The HUBs 7:00pm

This Is The Kit, the nom de plume of Kate Stables, has been in existence since the 00s, when Kate moved to Bristol and started playing and collaborating with local musicians. It was here where her debut album Krulle Bol took shape, recorded and produced by PJ Harvey's long-standing musical collaborator John Parish. Her second album, 2010's Wriggle Out The Restless was made in France alongside members of Francois and the Atlas Mountains before final touches from TITK's extended musical family were added in Bristol, Belgium and several points in between. The aim is to have fun playing with people whose work I really like, says Kate in her simple and direct fashion. The more you exchange and share with people the better things get and the more you learn. This is the Kit has opened for artists such as The National, Jose Gonzales, and Iron & Wine and was selected by Sharon Van Etten as her Favourite New Artist in an interview with Pitchfork. This is the Kits' 2015 album Bashed Out, was produced by The National's Aaron Dessner and released on his Brassland label. Bashed Out features performances from Aaron, his brother Bryce Dessner, Benjamin Lanz (Beirut), Thomas Bartlett (Doveman, The Gloaming) and Matt Barrick (The Walkmen) alongside her regular cast of collaborators. On its release, Bashed Out received critical acclaim, and was quickly seen as a breakthrough record. Packed out performances followed, including a headline show at the Scala, and the album was picked as Guy Garvey's Album of The Year for 2015 on BBC 6 Music. 2016 saw This is the Kit continue to tour relentlessly, including shows in Paris, a Scottish Highlands tour and an appearance at BBC 6music Festival in Bristol. Following on from a raft of shows and festival dates throughout the summer (including appearances at Festival Number 6, Bestival, Cambridge Folk Festival, WOMAD, Glastonbury and Guy Garvey's Meltdown) This Is the Kit played their biggest London show to date with a rapturously received sold out London Union Chapel in November, before commencing work on the follow up to Bashed Out. Having caught the eye of Rough Trade, This is the Kit signed up to the legendary label in early 2017.

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Charlie Dore & Julian Litman

on Sat, 16 Sep 2017 at Canterbury Goodnestone Park 7:00pm

Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start Online £13 Offline £14 On the door £15 Under 18s £5 'A gift for melody, brave, poignant, entertaining, original' Guardian ★★★★ A very special evening of eclectic, contemporary folk as Charlie Dore, one of the UK's most respected songwriters teams up with multi-instrumentalist Julian Littman of Steeleye Span and virtuoso double bass player Gareth Huw Davies for a preview her brand new album, Dark Matter. The new collection, described as a cocktail of speculation, stories and dreams served up in a hand-blown glass includes the songs Two Thousand Hour Lightbulb, Breakfast of Neutrinos, 15 Minutes With Danny Kaye and Personal Hell. Charlie promises another raid on the instrument cupboard as the pair swap guitars, mandolin, harmonium, ukulele, piano and autoharp as well as some new and different flavours to shine a personal light on her subject matter. They'll dip into favourites from the past 6 albums too and also share some original acoustic versions of hits Charlie has written for others, including George Harrison and Jimmy Nail. She may even do a new version of Pilot of the Airwaves if we ask nicely 'Beautific of voice, fragrant of melody and lyrically fearless' MOJO ★★★★ The Kingston Barn will be out of action due to a fab new kitchen extension, so we are delighted to be guests of the Fitzwalter family in the beautiful converted cowshed at Goodnestone (near Wingham), Canterbury. See Venues page for more information including address and directions. charliedore.com ON THE DAY - IF ONLINE BOOKING CLOSED THERE MAY BE TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR, CHECK WEBSITE FOR UPDATES

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Charlie Dore & Julian Litman

on Sat, 16 Sep 2017 at Canterbury Goodnestone Park 7:00pm

Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start Online £13 Offline £14 On the door £15 Under 18s £5 'A gift for melody, brave, poignant, entertaining, original' Guardian ★★★★ A very special evening of eclectic, contemporary folk as Charlie Dore, one of the UK's most respected songwriters teams up with multi-instrumentalist Julian Littman of Steeleye Span and virtuoso double bass player Gareth Huw Davies for a preview her brand new album, Dark Matter. The new collection, described as a cocktail of speculation, stories and dreams served up in a hand-blown glass includes the songs Two Thousand Hour Lightbulb, Breakfast of Neutrinos, 15 Minutes With Danny Kaye and Personal Hell. Charlie promises another raid on the instrument cupboard as the pair swap guitars, mandolin, harmonium, ukulele, piano and autoharp as well as some new and different flavours to shine a personal light on her subject matter. They'll dip into favourites from the past 6 albums too and also share some original acoustic versions of hits Charlie has written for others, including George Harrison and Jimmy Nail. She may even do a new version of Pilot of the Airwaves if we ask nicely 'Beautific of voice, fragrant of melody and lyrically fearless' MOJO ★★★★ The Kingston Barn will be out of action due to a fab new kitchen extension, so we are delighted to be guests of the Fitzwalter family in the beautiful converted cowshed at Goodnestone (near Wingham), Canterbury. See Venues page for more information including address and directions. charliedore.com ON THE DAY - IF ONLINE BOOKING CLOSED THERE MAY BE TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR, CHECK WEBSITE FOR UPDATES

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Na-mara @ Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 16 Sep 2017 at Ascott-under-Wychwood The Swan 7:00pm

Na-Mara brings together talented English singer songwriter and guitarist Paul McNamara and wonderful mandolin player Rob Garcia They write fantastic songs and the stories grab you from the start and may be put on the list of enjoyable English duos such as veteran Knightley and Beer or young Cadie and Bloomer. In recent years, Na-Mara have built an enviable reputation for fine story-telling and musicianship , performing in clubs and festivals across the UK, at events in France, Spain and Germany and on BBC Radio 4 and a plethora of internet and local radio stations. They consistently deliver new and exciting material to folk audiences with their own provocative material in traditional style on contemporary and historical topics; their English translations of songs from Breton, French and Quebecois traditions; and their take on traditional tunes from Brittany, France and the Spanish Celtic regions of Asturias and Galicia

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The Vagaband

on Sat, 16 Sep 2017 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 Vagaband's soulful, rustic approach to their music makes their extraordinary blend of Americana, toe-tapping folk-jazz and soulful rock a unique proposition in an age where music is often presented in a way that is too studied, too knowing and somewhat safe. Their musicianship means that consummate band-leader José McGill can rely on the band for sturdy backing as well as stellar improvisation for the fantastic home-grown repertoire and the inspired cover versions too. The Vagaband are designed to be lapped up in huge gulps by an audience that likes to have all their musical needs satisfied and their dancing shoes cajoled into action as well. They are nigh-on impossible to dislike. Heroes in their home town, walk with them as they take on the world. "The Vagaband - proof that the devil doesn't always have the best tunes...stunning." - Q Magazine

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Damh The Bard And Spiral Dance At The Puppet Theatre - Norwich

on Sat, 16 Sep 2017 at Norwich Puppet Theatre 7:30pm

Damh the Bard and Spiral Dance (Australia) return for a night of folk music and song at the gorgeous Puppet Theatre in Norwich.

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Flats & Sharps

on Sat, 16 Sep 2017 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

2017 has been another big year for young Cornish outfit Flats & Sharps: a hit debut album, nationwide sell out shows and a packed festival schedule including Australia, U.S.A, Ireland and mainland Europe. The band continue to gain new fans wherever they play. Hailing from Penzance, in the South West of England, Flats and Sharps blur the lines between Bluegrass, Folk, Country & Pop, performing their own highly original songs as well as their renditions of Bluegrass classics. These five incredible young musicians have honed their skills in 400 live performances over five years, charming and wowing audiences along the way. Flats and Sharps have come a long way from their humble beginning busking in Penzance as 17 year-olds to performing on the Town Square stage at the Country 2 Country Festival at the O2 in London, at Proms in Hyde Park, London which was recorded for later broadcast on the Bob Harris Country show on BBC Radio 2. Along the way that have played for (and with) the Governor of Kentucky (who jumped on stage to play with them), won fans at scores of festivals including Isle of Wight, Isle of Man, Maverick, Ireland's Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival and many Bluegrass and Folk Festivals in Europe Flats and Sharps are ones to watch out for, five talented young men who make friends wherever they play. 'The picking is exhilarating, the harmony vocals precise. You can but admire.' - MOJO '...effortlessly entertaining ...sublime five part harmonies ...the pace of their performance is breathtaking - I recommend seeing Flats and Sharps at the earliest opportunity. If you can prove your disappointment, I'll personally send you a cash refund.' - Mark Ellen - R2 Magazine 'This fusion promises to attract country enthusiasts and a wider pop audience, as have those North Carolina former buskers, the now massively successful Old Crow Medicine Show. All five were impressive instrumentalists and equally fine singers, taking it in turn to provide lead vocals or harmonies.' Robin Denselow - THE GUARDIAN ****

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The Swamp Stomp String Band

on Sat, 16 Sep 2017 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 Swamp Stomp String Band are not your average Americana band. Twangy Banjos, driving Guitars and a thudding Double Bass sit behind anything from drinking songs that'll have the room stomping their feet and shooting tequila to ballads that'll break even the most toughest folk, to ragtime songs of bar fights and gambling. The London based duo can often be found busking by the side of Thames in the day and performing in any haunt from high end cocktails joints to dimly lit dive bars at night.'' Taking a mixture of Jazz, Country, Swing, Blues and Ragtime - it is safe to say their music is there to be enjoyed by people young and old, rich or poor, or who just love to stamp their feet and have a ho-down.

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The Bara Bara Band: "the Seeds Inside' Album Launch!

on Sat, 16 Sep 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:00pm

The Bara Bara Band introduce their twist on tradition with their forthcoming album The Seeds Inside (The Grapes Upon The Vine) Based in South London and Bristol, The Bara Bara Band play a mix of their own songs, traditional British folk songs and old time Appalachian tunes.The band consists of Ruth Jacob on banjo, vocals, bass guitar, tin whistle, harmonica; Rupert Browne on guitar, vocals, bass guitar; Boris Ming on fiddle and backing vocals; and Will Dobson on drums, backing vocals and percussion. Over the past seven years, the band have released two EPs as well as their debut album Escape From Clinch Mountain, receiving praise from the likes of Folk Radio UK, FATEA Magazine and Folk Words. Rupert and Ruth also run the monthly folk club TOOTING FOLK, which has become a firm favourite on the London folk scene. 'a wild feel...a real sense of freedom' FATEA Magazine 'destined for great things' American Roots UK Recognising that it takes a beat to get a lot of people's toes tapping, Pick Yer Feet Up combine the twang of the mandola and the skirl of the fiddle with the emphatic bounce of kick drum and hihat. The two of them take a barrowload of bogus Balkan bangers, a carbootful of krypto-klezmer and to this travesty of Transylvanian twang, add a twist of tipsy jazz. On an expansive night they might also throw in some middle eastern tunes on traditional instruments. We'll even play a morris dance tune, anything with a spring in its step; It's good time music for bad time people. Pick Yer Feet Up are apocalypse ready and require neither mains power nor batteries. Eleanor Donne: Violin, Arabic Percussion Dave Murray: Mandola, Guitar, pedal percussion, Arabic Percussion, Ney (Arabic flute)

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James Hodder: Album Launch

on Sat, 16 Sep 2017 at Orpington The Orpington Liberal Club 7:30pm

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Les Glover Tribute Concert For Len Saunders

on Sat, 16 Sep 2017 at St Helens Lucem House 7:00pm

This fundraising event has been planned for some months, but in view of the sad loss Len Saunders, the event is also a tribute to him. All funds raised will go towards creating a step-free access to the cinema building, a cause close to Len's heart. Should you miss out on a ticket for this event an additional concert will be organised for later in the year, please email: lucemhouse@gmail.com to be placed on the priority waiting list.

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Tin Chapel (album Launch)

on Sat, 16 Sep 2017 at Biddulph Arms 7:30pm

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Goat Roper Rodeo Band / Michele Stodart

on Sat, 16 Sep 2017 at Winchester The Hyde Tavern 8:00pm

Like the Everlys fronted by Gram Parsons (Fatea) GOAT ROPER RODEO BAND Amazing (Bob Harris) The Goat Roper Rodeo Band take a slightly psychedelic route to the finish line and include some serious footstompin' rock 'n' roll along the way, Mix in a little gospel fire and a sprinkle of Gram and these boys ruled our last afternoon (Spiral Earth) Wonderfully executed acoustic country blues with two guitars, a double bass and plaintive striking harmonies, a musical landscape driven by old timey sensibilities there's a lot to like about the Goat Roper Rodeo Band. (R2 Magazine) With refreshing, startling vocal harmonies and quirky song writing skills, these young'uns can roll out a fab sombre number just as well as an upbeat one, the Goat Roper Rodeo Band possess a uniqueness and quality that promises success and lovers of this old timey sound are simply going to love this. (Maverick magazine) MICHELE STODART Over a decade since The Magic Numbers landed in the top ten with their double-platinum-selling debut album, Michele Stodart has taken temporary leave of the band she formed with her brother Romeo, to release her second solo album 'Pieces'. Released four years after her solo debut, 'Wide-Eyed Crossing', the nine songs that comprise 'Pieces' confirm that, almost by stealth, Michele has turned into an artist whose work bears strong comparison to some of the touchstone songwriters that helped shape her outlook. The bedrock of Michele's writing is a reliance on rock-solid melodies that always stop short of outstaying their welcome. Keen to ensure that the tunes earned their place on the record, Michele wrote most of the songs on 'Pieces' away from her guitar only setting them to chord sequences when they refused to leave her head. "Steeped in languid melancholy... [it] sits in a rich tradition that encompasses such touchstone female performers as Karen Dalton, Jinder Sill... Allison Moorer or Gillian Welch... 'Pieces' may just be the most impressive record she's ever made" - 8/10 - Uncut "...instantly engaging and evocative melodies and sung with an open and honest conviction that reflects the experiences that inform her words... Stodart's album is a thing of perfection" - Folk Radio UK Www.michelestodart.co.uk

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Helter Skelter With Don Kipper

on Sat, 16 Sep 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

The ace Don Kipper zigzag through the exotic sounds of Klezmer, Turkish Fasil and Greek Rembetika with bursts of Brazilian Samba, Celtic and West African music... lets dance!

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Phil Beer

on Sat, 16 Sep 2017 at Osmington Village Hall 7:00pm

PHIL BEER RETURING TO OSMINGTON! Legendary acoustic roots artist Phil Beer makes a welcome return to Osmington Village Hall near Weymouth on Saturday September 16th. Guitar, mandolin, vocals and mesmerising fiddle playing and well-known as one half of Show Of Hands - the Phil Beer Solo experience is one not to be missed. Phil charms his audience with his easy, laid back style and he's a dazzling instrumentalist. Tickets are just £14 - wegottickets.com or 07816 832554

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Phil Beer At Exminster Victory Hall

on Sun, 17 Sep 2017 at Exminster Victory Hall 7:00pm

Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Bar provided.

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The Dylan Leblanc Band

on Sun, 17 Sep 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Dylan LeBlanc knows second chances don't come around often. But, neither do voices like his. Overwhelmed by the speed his gift would take him, from Applebee's server to the new Neil Young in a matter of months, he walked away from an unlikely major label deal after releasing two critically acclaimed albums. He slipped into a blur of booze and self-doubt. Exhausted and damaged at just 23-years-old, Dylan came home to Muscle Shoals, Alabama to write a new life for himself. In between the moments of clarity and a few familiar falls, he also wrote a new album, Cautionary Tale: a collection of shimmering, arresting songs with the same haunting vocals that caught the attention of Lucinda Williams and Bruce Springsteen, now with a sharpened edge honed by hastened maturity. This record is about me getting honest with myself, says Dylan. I had to let the guilt about the past go and find a new truth within myself. This time, I felt like I really had something to say.

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Martin Simpson

on Sun, 17 Sep 2017 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 6:00pm

Master folk guitarist, singer and songwriter Martin Simpson, touring his brand new album, 'Trials and Tribulations'. Pre-show meals MUST be booked in advance on 01326 341353. Show begins 7.30, cafe from 6pm.

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Emily Maguire

on Sun, 17 Sep 2017 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Best-known for her strong, thought-provoking lyrics and 'supremely expressive vocals' (R2 Magazine), Emily Maguire's songs have been played regularly on BBC Radio 2 and have won her fans across the globe. Emily's story is a remarkable one. Classically trained as a child on cello, piano, flute and recorder, she taught herself the guitar and started writing songs when she found herself stuck at home with a chronic illness called fibromyalgia pain syndrome. A few years later, back on her feet and fed up with grey skies and concrete, she decided to give up her flat in London for a shack made from recycled wood, tin and potato sacks on a farm out in the Australian bush. For four years she lived an eco-friendly, self-sufficient lifestyle in the shack with her Australian partner, financing her music by making and selling goats cheese on the farm. Following the release of her critically acclaimed albums 'Stranger Place' and 'Keep Walking', Emily returned to the UK touring extensively with some of the world's great singer-songwriters including American legend Don McLean, Eric Bibb, Paul Brady and Roddy Frame. The title track of 'Keep Walking' was playlisted on BBC Radio 2 in the UK and on ABC Radio across Australia. Emily's third album 'Believer', a 'masterpiece' according to Maverick Magazine, won rave reviews in the music press with 2 songs playlisted on BBC Radio 2. In 2010, her extraordinary book 'Start Over Again', a highly personal account of her experiences of dealing with bipolar disorder, was launched on BBC Radio 2 generating a huge response from listeners. Following the publication of her book, Emily performed in mental health hospitals and daycare centres in Bristol and Manchester, leaving her audience of staff, carers and patients deeply moved by her songs and inspired by her openness and willingness to share her experiences of psychosis and depression. After 7 months on the road in 2011 with the former lead singer of Dr Hook, Dennis Locorriere, Emily took time out from touring in 2012 to write and record her fourth studio album 'Bird Inside A Cage'. The album was produced by Nigel Butler (k.d. lang, Will Young, Robbie Williams) known to TV lovers as one of the producers on X Factor. With its release funded entirely by Emily's fans, 'Bird Inside A Cage' was a bold departure from her previous recordings while still retaining all the underlying trademarks of her emotive, lyric-rich songs. The title track of 'Bird Inside A Cage' was written for the award-winning Times journalist Melanie Reid, paralysed in a horse-riding accident in 2010, who described the song as her candle in the wind moment in her column in The Times Magazine. The album was released in July 2013. Emily puts her classical training and cello-playing to good use, writing and recording string arrangements for her albums. She is passionate about songwriting. saying in a recent interview that "music to me is all about uplifting, comforting and inspiring people". As an advocate for mental health, Emily speaks frequently in the media about combating the stigma of mental illness. In October 2013 she was interviewed by Libby Purves for 'Midweek' on BBC Radio 4, talking about her book 'Start Over Again' and her experiences of dealing with bipolar disorder. She described how she had hidden the condition for years until she finally decided to confront the stigma and publish her book: People said 'you're so brave', but I didn't feel brave, I just felt completely liberated. I could now talk about it. People could understand where these songs were coming from. In early 2014, Emily undertook a 3-month tour of mental health hospitals, singing her songs about surviving mental illness for staff and patients in mental health facilities across the south-west of England. The response from patients was overwhelmingly positive. As one member of staff put it: "This should happen more often - the difference in the SUs [service users] is quite amazing." Following an intensive tour of Germany in June 2014, while rehearsing for the recording of an instrumental album she had just composed, Emily developed chronic tendonitis in both arms. She had to cancel all her gigs and was unable to play her instruments for the next 18 months. This caused a deep depression which lasted a year. In 2016, back on her feet again, Emily published a new book 'Notes From The North Pole', a collection of poetry, prose and song lyrics. She did another tour of mental health hospitals and groups, with some low-key warm-up gigs in the autumn of 2016 building up to the launch of her fifth studio album 'A Bit Of Blue' in February 2017. The album has once again been produced by Nigel Butler but has a completely different sound: sparse, exquisite piano and guitar arrangements compared to the multi-layered richness of 'Bird Inside A Cage'. As Emily says, "We knew we wanted to call it 'A Bit Of Blue' and we knew we wanted it stripped bare, haunting and as beautiful as it could possibly be." By turns hopeful and reflective, 'A Bit Of Blue' always retains her trademarks - emotive, imagery-rich songs, elegant instrumentation and crystalline vocals. Songs from the new album have been played on BBC Radio across the UK with the uplifting single 'For Free' played on Radio 2. On her old MySpace page Emily cited Bach, Bob Marley and Buddha as her influences. A practising Buddhist for many years, her albums are all dedicated to her teacher Lama Jampa Thaye. She is a patron of the Oxfordshire mental health charity Restore.

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Emily Maguire

on Sun, 17 Sep 2017 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Best-known for her strong, thought-provoking lyrics and 'supremely expressive vocals' (R2 Magazine), Emily Maguire's songs have been played regularly on BBC Radio 2 and have won her fans across the globe. Emily's story is a remarkable one. Classically trained as a child on cello, piano, flute and recorder, she taught herself the guitar and started writing songs when she found herself stuck at home with a chronic illness called fibromyalgia pain syndrome. A few years later, back on her feet and fed up with grey skies and concrete, she decided to give up her flat in London for a shack made from recycled wood, tin and potato sacks on a farm out in the Australian bush. For four years she lived an eco-friendly, self-sufficient lifestyle in the shack with her Australian partner, financing her music by making and selling goats cheese on the farm. Following the release of her critically acclaimed albums 'Stranger Place' and 'Keep Walking', Emily returned to the UK touring extensively with some of the world's great singer-songwriters including American legend Don McLean, Eric Bibb, Paul Brady and Roddy Frame. The title track of 'Keep Walking' was playlisted on BBC Radio 2 in the UK and on ABC Radio across Australia. Emily's third album 'Believer', a 'masterpiece' according to Maverick Magazine, won rave reviews in the music press with 2 songs playlisted on BBC Radio 2. In 2010, her extraordinary book 'Start Over Again', a highly personal account of her experiences of dealing with bipolar disorder, was launched on BBC Radio 2 generating a huge response from listeners. Following the publication of her book, Emily performed in mental health hospitals and daycare centres in Bristol and Manchester, leaving her audience of staff, carers and patients deeply moved by her songs and inspired by her openness and willingness to share her experiences of psychosis and depression. After 7 months on the road in 2011 with the former lead singer of Dr Hook, Dennis Locorriere, Emily took time out from touring in 2012 to write and record her fourth studio album 'Bird Inside A Cage'. The album was produced by Nigel Butler (k.d. lang, Will Young, Robbie Williams) known to TV lovers as one of the producers on X Factor. With its release funded entirely by Emily's fans, 'Bird Inside A Cage' was a bold departure from her previous recordings while still retaining all the underlying trademarks of her emotive, lyric-rich songs. The title track of 'Bird Inside A Cage' was written for the award-winning Times journalist Melanie Reid, paralysed in a horse-riding accident in 2010, who described the song as her candle in the wind moment in her column in The Times Magazine. The album was released in July 2013. Emily puts her classical training and cello-playing to good use, writing and recording string arrangements for her albums. She is passionate about songwriting. saying in a recent interview that "music to me is all about uplifting, comforting and inspiring people". As an advocate for mental health, Emily speaks frequently in the media about combating the stigma of mental illness. In October 2013 she was interviewed by Libby Purves for 'Midweek' on BBC Radio 4, talking about her book 'Start Over Again' and her experiences of dealing with bipolar disorder. She described how she had hidden the condition for years until she finally decided to confront the stigma and publish her book: People said 'you're so brave', but I didn't feel brave, I just felt completely liberated. I could now talk about it. People could understand where these songs were coming from. In early 2014, Emily undertook a 3-month tour of mental health hospitals, singing her songs about surviving mental illness for staff and patients in mental health facilities across the south-west of England. The response from patients was overwhelmingly positive. As one member of staff put it: "This should happen more often - the difference in the SUs [service users] is quite amazing." Following an intensive tour of Germany in June 2014, while rehearsing for the recording of an instrumental album she had just composed, Emily developed chronic tendonitis in both arms. She had to cancel all her gigs and was unable to play her instruments for the next 18 months. This caused a deep depression which lasted a year. In 2016, back on her feet again, Emily published a new book 'Notes From The North Pole', a collection of poetry, prose and song lyrics. She did another tour of mental health hospitals and groups, with some low-key warm-up gigs in the autumn of 2016 building up to the launch of her fifth studio album 'A Bit Of Blue' in February 2017. The album has once again been produced by Nigel Butler but has a completely different sound: sparse, exquisite piano and guitar arrangements compared to the multi-layered richness of 'Bird Inside A Cage'. As Emily says, "We knew we wanted to call it 'A Bit Of Blue' and we knew we wanted it stripped bare, haunting and as beautiful as it could possibly be." By turns hopeful and reflective, 'A Bit Of Blue' always retains her trademarks - emotive, imagery-rich songs, elegant instrumentation and crystalline vocals. Songs from the new album have been played on BBC Radio across the UK with the uplifting single 'For Free' played on Radio 2. On her old MySpace page Emily cited Bach, Bob Marley and Buddha as her influences. A practising Buddhist for many years, her albums are all dedicated to her teacher Lama Jampa Thaye. She is a patron of the Oxfordshire mental health charity Restore.

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Don Kipper

on Sun, 17 Sep 2017 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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Damh The Bard And Spiral Dance At Tower Of Song - Birmingham

on Sun, 17 Sep 2017 at Birmingham Tower of Song 7:30pm

Damh the Bard and Spiral Dance (Australia) return for an evening of folk music at the wonderful Tower of Song.

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Rainbow Girls Play Cafe#9

on Sun, 17 Sep 2017 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:00pm

Rainbow Girls is a collaborative of songwriters, multi-instrumentalists, vocalists, and California natives who've spent the last 5 years touring Europe and the US as a rock n' roll band, but who've recently returned to their folkier roots by embarking on a house concert tour across America. This new trio version of the band (Erin Chapin, Caitlin Gowdey, & Vanessa May) highlights their rich harmonies, ageless songwriting, and soulful, bluesy sound at its rawest form. ​ The ladies came together at an underground open mic in Santa Barbara, CA in December of 2010 and spent the following summer busking and couch surfing around Europe. Since then they have released two studio albums, toured the US and Europe extensively, and simultaneously developed two different forms of performing: 1) an electric, rock n' roll, foot stomping spectacular enticing people to get naked, let loose, and dance wildly; and 2) an intimate and acoustic set based around their unique harmonies and folkier roots.

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Susie Dobson

on Sun, 17 Sep 2017 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

Susie Dobson EP Launch + special guests

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Jed Grimes

on Sun, 17 Sep 2017 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

Tyneside singer/guitarist/raconteur. Innovative and eclectic.

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Jeff Warner At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 17 Sep 2017 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Jeff Warner is among the United Stares foremost performer and interpreters of traditional music. His songs from the lumber camps, fishing villages and mountain tops of America connect 21st century audiences with the everyday livesand artistryof 19th century Americans. He is a fine performer on guitar, banjo, concertina and even jig-doll. One of the best evenings folk music can offer. 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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Jeff Warner At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 17 Sep 2017 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Jeff Warner is among the United Stares foremost performer and interpreters of traditional music. His songs from the lumber camps, fishing villages and mountain tops of America connect 21st century audiences with the everyday livesand artistryof 19th century Americans. He is a fine performer on guitar, banjo, concertina and even jig-doll. One of the best evenings folk music can offer. 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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New Roots: Firefly Burning/ Counter's Creek

on Sun, 17 Sep 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Firefly Burning are a 5-piece ensemble from North East London creating impressionistic music - part art-folk song, part minimalist chamber music. Evoking sounds of Sufjan Stevens, Steve Reich and Kate Bush, the band draws on avant-pop, experimental folk, classical minimalism and Javanese Gamelan to 'paint sound pictures and take the audience in myriad directions at will' (For Folks Sake). With ecclectic tastes and a background in free improvisation, their music encompasses strings, piano, synthesiser, electric guitar and gamelan, centred on close vocal harmonies that echo William Byrd and The Beach Boys. The release of their second album 'Skeleton Hill' in 2015 garnered critical success for it's rich tapestry and originality. Borne out of a two year collaboration with legendary producer Tim Friese-Greene (Talk Talk), the album unites their adventurous poetic spirit with a direct, pop sensibility. 'imaginative, original hybrid sound..both richly intriguing and subtle, a neat tapestry that is a joy to unravel' ★★★★ MusicOHM 'strange but soaring, dense but addictive...ideal for anybody who wishes Kate Bush were a bit more arty or Steve Reich were a lot more folky' ★★★★ The Times 'fresh, original and often audaciousold and futuristic at the same time' ★★★★ MOJO Magazine 'Flecks of Gentle Giant, Joni Mitchell and Fleet Foxesa contemporary folk album with art-prog leanings: if Bjork got into 'The Wicker Man' it's be almost as unintentionally spooky as thisCleansing.' Prog Magazine 'vital and indefinable' For Folks Sake 'Quirky, challenging and innovative musicuncompromising in their bold and stark musical vision.' Bright Young Folk 'utterly hypnotic...intoxicating, beautiful and affirming' Matchbox Magazine WATCH FIREFLY BURNING http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TOjchrBmRY Folk trio Counter's Creek make original roots music inspired by the folk music of the Britain and Ireland, jigs and reels from Eastern Europe and rhythms from West Africa, all rooted in a strong melodic sensibility with closely interwoven harmonies allied to a real sense of swing and dance energy. Fiddle, banjo and mandolin player Tom Newell is known for his work with Effra, The Ceilidh Liberation Front, Alex Mendham & His Orchestra and pop acts including Muse and Lana Del Rey. Guitarist Moss Freed plays with jazz/folk group Flekd, the Spike Orchestra, and has recently recorded for John Zorn's Tzadik label. Whistle player Jonathan Taylor, best known as a jazz pianist, has played with Pee Wee Ellis, Fred Wesley, Ruby Turner and a host of British jazz luminaries. He's also co-founder of Tango Siempre, and has worked as an arranger for Robert Wyatt. Counter's Creek are three much respected musicians from very different backgrounds, united by a love of the finest in roots music, firing tunes and earthy dance grooves. WATCH COUNTER'S CREEK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqyoweXY5uQ 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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Orkney Blues Festival Finale 2017

on Sun, 17 Sep 2017 at Stromness Hotel 7:00pm

Featuring all HEADLINERS from the Orkney Blues Festival weekend in one show-stopping performance to end the festival. Following two full days of blues acts across the main venues in Stromness, the Finale event on the Sunday evening always draws a crowd. BEX MARSHALL | ROBIN BIBI | ANDY GUNN BAND Held upstairs in the Stromness Hotel Ballroom Find out more: www.orkneyblues.co.uk Doors 7pm - All Tickets £15 (18+) Booking Fee applies. Venue terms and conditions apply.

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Purcell's Polyphonic Party

on Mon, 18 Sep 2017 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 ---------------------------------------------------------- You are cordially invited to a party at the house of Henry Purcell in the year of our Lord 1686. R.S.V.P. Find out what would happens when some of his more distant friends from rural Sweden and beyond gate-crash with their instruments A light-hearted programme of music seamlessly blended folk with baroque, Swedish with British and more. Prepare for a humorous fusion featuring the spinet, nyckelharpa, viola d'amore (and a light sprinkling of accordion, gandola and flageolet). Featuring a range of instruments, songs and stories let yourself be transported back to the year 1686... Purcell's Polyphonic Party are a trio of musicians come together to combine their love of Purcell, Playford, Baroque and the Nordic Noir. With 99+ strings to their armoury of instruments you can be assured that an evening has plenty of variety. The multi-talented trio will transport you via the medium of song music and story. John Dipper - viola d'amore, concertina John is a respected and established performer, composer, teacher and instrument maker, John grew up steeped in the traditions of Southern England. His unique playing style and compositions convey a deep understanding and passion for indigenous culture. John's passion for vernacular music led to his degree dissertation focussing on the interpretation of field recordings, looking at intonation, tuning and expression. Vicki Swan - nyckelharpa, bagpipes, flageolet Vicki studied at the Royal College of Music on the double bass. She also plays the various types of bagpipes, flute, recorder, piano and nyckelharpa (Swedish keyed-fiddle). On leaving music college Vicki started down the long path of folk music and was only seen on rare glimpses back in classical orchestras. You'll find Vicki now inhabiting the troll-ridden forests playing her Swedish bagpipes, bagging tunes for new books. Vicki holds the Zorn Bronze Award for the traditional playing of Swedish bagpipes and runs workshops and teaches the nyckelharpa around the UK. Jonny Dyer - spinet, accordion, gandola Jonny is a multi-instrumentalist, performer, writer and arranger. Classically trained as a pianist and trumpet player, he now specialises in traditional music from the British Isles and Scandinavia; primarily on spinet, accordion, guitar and cowhorn. By default, Jonny is probably England's leading exponent of the Swedish Kohorn (cowhorn) and was just as surprised as you probably are to find out that forests have the most wonderful echoey acoustic to play the cowhorn in!

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Kenilworth Arts Festival 2017

on Tue, 19 Sep 2017 at Kenilworth St John's Church|Kenilworth The Tree House Bookshop|Kenilworth Castle 7:30pm

Kenilworth Arts Festival is an annual, week-long festival that takes place across a range of venues in the historic town of Kenilworth. The programme includes headline events, workshops, exhibitions, showcases of local talent and a free, open-air event in the stunning Abbey Fields.

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Saul Rose & James Delarre

on Tue, 19 Sep 2017 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

James Delarre and Saul Rose combine thrilling fiddle performances with some of the finest melodeon playing in a new duo harnessing all the subtleties of traditional music while producing an exciting and energetic display of musicianship. Together they produce flowing melodies, rich harmony and considered vocal delivery. The firm friends' joy in playing music together is hypnotic, captivating and addictive.

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Ned Roberts - 'angel Station' Single Launch

on Tue, 19 Sep 2017 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.... NED ROBERTS + support from LUCY KITT Ned Roberts releases his new single Angel Station' from his new album 'Outside My Mind'. Released on Aveline Records, home to Ruth Theodore, and Ani Di Franco in the UK, it was recorded in L.A. with producer Luther Russell (Noah & The Whale/ Sarabeth Tucek/ Ethan Johns). Ned's two albums to date have met with critical acclaim, making fans along the way of Lauren Laverne, Jo Whiley, Gideon Coe, and Huey Morgan at the BBC, and receiving high praise from the national press. A wonderful live performer, he has toured the UK, Europe and the US extensively, playing with Anais Mitchell, Joe Pug, Micah P. Hinson and the Delines across his travels, and recording live sessions for BBC Radio London and Radio 2 (Bob Harris). 'Absolutely gorgeous stuff...one to really get excited about' Lauren Laverne, BBC 6Music 'A warm treat...his melodies reminiscent of Leonard Cohen with lyrical nods to Bob Dylan, and his voice has echoes of Tim Hardin' ★★★★ The Guardian 'A splendid debut...a beautiful record' Gideon Coe, BBC 6Music 'so gifted, possessing a fine ear for a tune and a real knack for storytelling..stunning'. 8/10 UNCUT 'An understated gem' The Independent on Sunday 'A beautiful voice that brings faded emotions back to the surface. I'm a sucker for a good storyteller.' Jody Stephens, Big Star/Golden Smog 'A lovely lilting voice that recalls a trans-Atlantic Nick Drake... requires replaying constantly' Rough Trade 'Absolutely fantastic, softly spoken and considered' Roddy Hart, BBC Radio Scotland --------------------------------------------------------------- A consummate songwriter and superbly accomplished folk player and singer, LUCY KITT's creative soul looks west across the Atlantic. Laurel Canyon giants Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, and the UK's great Sandy Denny are signposts in her style- her perfectly crafted songwriting shows a crystal clear vision with rock solid foundations strong enough to take such weighty references. Lucy has supported a host of musical talent over the last few years, including Cara Dillon, Turin Brakes, The Unthanks, Pete Mollinari and Nick Mulvey. Major UK festival slots have included Cambridge Folk Festival, The Isle of Wight Festival, Secret Garden Party, and Lounge on the Farm, and she featured on this year's prestigious Glastonbury Acoustic Stage. ------------------------------------------------------------ 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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Skylark

on Tue, 19 Sep 2017 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 ------------------------------------------------- SkyLark features Caroline Regan (concertina, vocals, whistles) and Steven Turnbull (guitar, vocals and Mandolin). Enchanting harmonies and melodies enable this exciting young duo to engage you indefinitely. SkyLark covers the brackets of traditional tunes and songs whilst including an Irish twist on pop and rock songs. Not to be missed.

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Erja Lyytinen

on Wed, 20 Sep 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Aly & Phil Summer Tour 2017

on Wed, 20 Sep 2017 at Crawfordjohn Public Hall 7:00pm

Show starts 7:30 prompt Bar & Raffle Prizes.

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Slim Cessna's Auto Club

on Wed, 20 Sep 2017 at Manchester The Castle Hotel 7:30pm

In September 2016, Slim Cessna's Auto Club released their new album, The Commandments According to SCAC. It has been 24 years since Slim Cessna parted ways with The Denver Gentlemen, that grand progenitor of the peculiar strain of Gothic Americana unique to the Mile High City, to form Slim Cessna's Auto Club with a group of talented peers. Many bands with a long and successful run like that would stick close to its roots. But rather than rest on well-earned laurels, the Auto Club challenged itself to break with well-worn modes of operating for the new record. Wallace Stenger may have captured the spirit of the west in his 1971 novel Angle of Repose. Jim Thompson surely exposed the lurid underbelly of the Western experience. Cormac McCarthy definitely evoked the conflicted, tortured spirit of small town life on the frontier. William Faulkner and Flannery O'Connor informed all of them with a humour and soulfulness. It is that literary tradition that imbues the harrowing and celebratory sound and riveting stories of Slim Cessna's Auto Club. And for a full 20 years it was largely in that realm of art that the Auto Club revelled and garnered a loyal cult following well beyond the boundaries of The Queen City of the Plains. But no band can be satisfied with treading the same territory that it helped to define forever. The Commandments According to SCAC will be the first full-length album of original material released on the Auto Club's own imprint, SCACUNINCORPORATED. The title evokes the themes of cosmic punishment and redemption that have served the band's songwriting engine so well in the past. But this set of songs sounds more hopeful and expansive, a quality that was always there but this time out the brighter sides of the songwriting are emphasised. Hints of this saw early full-flown expression on 2008's Cipher and Unentitled from 2011. With The Commandments, however, the Auto Club seems to step forward into the promise of its own possibilities. It remains capable of the heady darkness and celebratory intensity with which it made its name. Now that charmingly dusky and spare sound breathes with a color and delicacy of feeling that perhaps sat in the background in times past. Maybe it's partly due to the greater creative contributions from longtime collaborator Rebecca Vera and The Peeler or the inclusion of upright bass player Ian O' Dougherty. But the core of the band's songwriting and sound is anchored firmly in the vision of Slim, Munly Munly and Lord Dwight Pentacost. Whatever the true source of this transformation, The Commandments According to SCAC sounds like a band marshalling its creative inspiration to mark out a new chapter of its existence. When you get to see the Auto Club tour following the album's release, you'll get to see an already mighty band reinvigorated by this new spirit as well as by the fire that has long burned in its collective belly. Special guest is Breadfoot. Breadfoot was spawn of the East River Delta. He digs his whiskey neat and his coffee black. He is a one-man band whose idiosyncratic take on life and wide range of influences from The Carter Family and The Sherman Brothers to Tom Waits, fuels his unique brand of Tin Pan Americana. Live, Breadfoot has been described by London Time Out as 'gritty guitar picking and home-spun wisdom a raconteur par excellence'. He has shared the stage with The Avett Brothers, Malcolm Holcombe, Regina Spektor, Kimya Dawson, Langhorne Slim, The Decemberists, Richard Buckner, Gary Lucas and the Larry Love Show Band (the acoustic branch of Alabama 3). His most recent album Salvatella was released in August 2015. The new album from the opening solo acoustic salve of the title track to the final cymbal crash of the Dixieland inspired Still Can't (Find My Heart) that closes out the side is his most adventurous to date. It has been described by Americana UK as 'a refreshing alternative to some of the more archetypal Americana'.

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Steve Knightley - The Landlocked Tour

on Wed, 20 Sep 2017 at Cobham St Mary's Church Hall 7:00pm

Steve Knightley from Show of Hands - Performing Live Doors open 7pm - Start time 7.30pm Licensed Bar serving wines, beers, Cava and a range of soft drinks. Light snacks of crisps and nibbles also available to purchase Each set is 50mins with a 25mins interval Wheelchair access: Venue: Opposite Squires Garden Centre

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Miranda Sykes

on Wed, 20 Sep 2017 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Southdowns Folk Festival 2017

on Thu, 21 Sep 2017 at Bognor Regis The Regis Centre 7:00pm

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Rachel Newton And Her Band

on Thu, 21 Sep 2017 at Masham Town Hall 7:30pm

Musician of the Year BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 Instrumentalist of the Year Scots Trad Awards 2016 Singer and harpist Rachel Newton specialises in interpreting traditional folk songs in both English and Scottish Gaelic, as well as writing and performing her own pieces. Her band features Lauren MacColl on fiddle, and Mattie Foulds on percussion and Sarah Hayes on keys. Rachel's most recent album is Here's My Heart Come Take It, described by The Herald as the sound of modern Scotland Newton's singing and harp at the heart of a singular vision.' With the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award sure to propel her to greater fame, this is a rare opportunity to see Rachel in an intimate setting, with the town hall's acoustics perfectly suited to her delicate harp playing and beautiful voice. 'Haunting vocals and elegant harp' The Guardian 'Harp and strings blur the border between worlds' Financial Times

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Rachel Newton And Her Band

on Thu, 21 Sep 2017 at Masham Town Hall 7:30pm

Musician of the Year BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 Instrumentalist of the Year Scots Trad Awards 2016 Singer and harpist Rachel Newton specialises in interpreting traditional folk songs in both English and Scottish Gaelic, as well as writing and performing her own pieces. Her band features Lauren MacColl on fiddle, and Mattie Foulds on percussion and Sarah Hayes on keys. Rachel's most recent album is Here's My Heart Come Take It, described by The Herald as the sound of modern Scotland Newton's singing and harp at the heart of a singular vision.' With the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award sure to propel her to greater fame, this is a rare opportunity to see Rachel in an intimate setting, with the town hall's acoustics perfectly suited to her delicate harp playing and beautiful voice. 'Haunting vocals and elegant harp' The Guardian 'Harp and strings blur the border between worlds' Financial Times

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John Murry

on Thu, 21 Sep 2017 at London St Pancras Old Church 7:30pm

The Graceless Age was a harrowing document of addiction and redemption that eventually had a happy ending. Five years later, in late 2015, Murry was contacted out of the blue by Michael Timmins of the Cowboy Junkies. They had met while working together on the Mark Linkous tribute album Sparkle On and Timmins had developed an affection for Murry's music and curiosity as to what had become of him. The proposal was a straightforward one: Murry was to come over to Toronto and record his next album with Timmins producing and members of the Cowboy Junkies as the backing band (along with the Pogues' Cait O'Riordan on backing vocals). The result is the acclaimed new album A Short History Of Decay.

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State Of The Union (hewerdine & Williams)

on Thu, 21 Sep 2017 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

Venue opens 19.00 Unreserved Seating

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Crh Music Presents Jess And The Bandits

on Thu, 21 Sep 2017 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

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

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Tobias Ben Jacob & Lukas Drinkwater + Gabriel Moreno & The Quivering Poets

on Thu, 21 Sep 2017 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.... Tobias Ben Jacob & Lukas Drinkwater + Gabriel Moreno & The Quivering Poets Blessed with a wonderfully emotive voice and a talent for songwriting that ranges from the intimate to the epic, TOBIAS BEN JACOB played in 'The Roots Union' alongside Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin (winners of Best Duo at the BBC Folk Awards.) Some career highlights to date have included a session for BBC's 'Late Junction' on Radio 3, sharing the stage with Fleet Foxes J.Tillman, and appearances at Glastonbury, Green Man, Secret Garden Party, Larmer Tree and Electric Picnic. Upright bass player LUKAS DRINKWATER is a touring member of both Emily Portman's band and Tankus The Henge, and in heavy demand as a session musician. Rock'n'Reel magazine describe their sound together as 'inventive and thrilling', R2 magazine have recently included them on their covermount cd, and the duo have been featured on Tom Robinson's 6Music show and Mark Radcliffe's BBC Radio 2 folk show. 'Inventive and thrilling' R2: Rock n Reel 'Definitely one to watch out for' Late Junction .BBC Radio 3 'Stand out new folk superb.. excellent' Chris Hawkins, BBC Radio 6 ----------------------------------------------------- GABRIEL MORENO is a Gibraltarian poet and singer songwriter who has been performing for the past 20 years in Gibrlatar, Peru, Italy, Spain, USA and the United Kingdom. His folk songs are both poetic and political, mining the same rich seams as Leonard Cohen, Fabrizio D'Andre and Georges Brassens. In 2015 he joined up with The Quivering Poets, Basha Bartz, Pablo Campos, Pablo Yupton, Adam Beattie and Sergio Contreras to create a wonderful new alt-folk band that push his poetry and song to new musical boundaries. Gabriel also hosts the legendary folk institution 'The Lantern Society', running for the last ten years at London's Betsey Trotwood venue. ------------------------------------------------------------ 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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Briga

on Thu, 21 Sep 2017 at Croydon The Oval Tavern 7:30pm

Rooted in traditional Balkan ballads, Briga's music fuses melodies from different Eastern European and Middle Eastern countries, such as Albania and Turkey. There will be echoes of moody chaabi balladry, funky beats and plenty of enigmatic, Egyptian-tinged tunefulness. This captivating songstress from Montreal, is in the U.K. to launch her CD, Femme, which combines elements of classical, dance, and jazz with the Eastern European flair of Turkey. Briga's music swirls together beautifully, creating an exciting musical soundscape that is impressive as it is intriguing and breathtaking. Although this event is free, we will be "passing the hat" to pay the artists. It will really help us know how many chairs to put out if you signup for free tickets here at wegottickets.com/theukulele , where you can also see the other exciting Autumn 2017 events we've got lined up.

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Flossie Malavialle In Concert

on Thu, 21 Sep 2017 at Poole St Aldhelm's Church 7:00pm

French Teesside Femme Troubadour brings her unique voice and stage patois to Poole! Thursday 21st September 2017 Doors, drinks from 7 pm Performance from 7.30 pm St Aldhelm's Church, Branksome, BH13 6BT

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Flossie Malavialle In Concert

on Thu, 21 Sep 2017 at Poole St Aldhelm's Church 7:00pm

French Teesside Femme Troubadour brings her unique voice and stage patois to Poole! Thursday 21st September 2017 Doors, drinks from 7 pm Performance from 7.30 pm St Aldhelm's Church, Branksome, BH13 6BT

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Tom Mcconville & Andy Watt

on Thu, 21 Sep 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

A superlative Geordie fiddle player and singer, Tom has been a professional musician since 1974 and has appeared at our club something like 20 times in his long career solo, with Pauline Cato, with Kieran Halpin, with the group Dab Hand and in other guises. A great entertainer with a wide and varied repertoire, tonight Tom is accompanied by guitarist Andy Watt. A performance by Tom is like visiting an old friend was another folk club organiser's succinct verdict.

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Tom Mcconville & Andy Watt

on Thu, 21 Sep 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

A superlative Geordie fiddle player and singer, Tom has been a professional musician since 1974 and has appeared at our club something like 20 times in his long career solo, with Pauline Cato, with Kieran Halpin, with the group Dab Hand and in other guises. A great entertainer with a wide and varied repertoire, tonight Tom is accompanied by guitarist Andy Watt. A performance by Tom is like visiting an old friend was another folk club organiser's succinct verdict.

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Luke Daniels + Support

on Thu, 21 Sep 2017 at Liverpool 81 Renshaw Street - The Arts Cafe 6:30pm

Doors form 6.30pm Support 8pm Luke Daniels 8.45pm Luke Daniels is a BBC award winning folk musician and singer who has performed with Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull, Cara Dillon and De Dannan. Currently folk musician in residence of the National Museum of Rural Life, a tutor on the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's traditional music course and a soloist on The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit soundtracks. His latest album features new original songs and instrumental music composed for Polyphon machine. Having written pieces for an original Victorian machine, for which many popular folk tunes were arranged in the late 19th century, he combines digital audio with the machine's acoustic clockwork mechanism and live performance creating music spanning the earliest form of recorded music with the very latest technology.

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Lucy Ward

on Fri, 22 Sep 2017 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Lucy Ward is an award winning singer-songwriter from Derby. She plays guitar, ukulele and concertina but considers her voice to be her first instrument and is a triple-finalist in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. After winning the Horizon Award for best newcomer at the 2012 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Lucy's career has gone from strength to strength establishing her as one of the hottest performers on the UK Folk scene, pulling a full capacity audience for her Cambridge Folk Festival debut. Doors open from 7.30 for an 8pm start.

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Lucy Ward

on Fri, 22 Sep 2017 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Lucy Ward is an award winning singer-songwriter from Derby. She plays guitar, ukulele and concertina but considers her voice to be her first instrument and is a triple-finalist in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. After winning the Horizon Award for best newcomer at the 2012 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Lucy's career has gone from strength to strength establishing her as one of the hottest performers on the UK Folk scene, pulling a full capacity audience for her Cambridge Folk Festival debut. Doors open from 7.30 for an 8pm start.

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Julie Felix

on Fri, 22 Sep 2017 at London Mycenae House 7:00pm

Legendary Folk singer Julie Felix returns to GFMA at Mycenae House.

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Edwina Hayes At Bingham Folk Club

on Fri, 22 Sep 2017 at Bingham Rugby Club Pavilion 8:00pm

Edwina's beautifully written songs, charming stage presence and voice of an angel have won her a reputation as a true natural talent of gentle folk-Americana. She has opened numerous shows for the likes of Jools Holland and Van Morrison, as well as playing her own gigs on stages everywhere from Glastonbury Festival to The Royal Albert Hall. Edwina numbers Michael Parkinson and Mike Harding among her fans and the title track of her album Pour Me A Drink was covered by Nanci Griffith who calls her 'the sweetest voice in England'. Music starts at 8.30pm and finishes at 11pm. Admission at the door on the night for people without tickets will be £8 - and only possible if space permits.

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Zion Train

on Fri, 22 Sep 2017 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 8:00pm

One of the most unique and enjoyable live dub acts on the planet, their use of dynamic onstage dub mixing whilst performing alongside acoustic instruments and exceptional vocalists, make Zion Train one of a kind. They celebrate 30 years in 2018 and have played over 2,500 shows including Woodstock (Poland), Madasound (Martinique), Fusion Festival (Germany), Sierra Nevada World Music Festival (USA), Rototom Sunsplash (Italy/Spain), Outlook (Croatia), Boomtown (UK), Glastonbury Festival (UK) 14 TIMES , Seasplash Festival (Croatia), Bababoom Festival (Italy), Wickerman Festival (UK), Reggae Geel (Belgium), Universo Parallelo (Brazil), Reggae Sun Ska (France), Ostrada Reggae Festival (Poland), Asigiri Jam (Japan), Woodstock Festival (Poland), Sziget (Hungary), Exit (Serbia), Bielawa (Poland), Solipse (Zambia), Universo Parallelo (Brazil), and Rainbow Serpent (Australia) - about time they did another gig at The Plough then!

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Chris Leslie

on Fri, 22 Sep 2017 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

Fairport Convention's multi instrumental singer-songwriter, Chris Leslie is returning to Wessex Acoustic for the fourth time. Words are not enough to describe the talents of this man. In addition to being one of the kindest and most friendly of people, Chris is highly entertaining away from the support of his fellow Fairporters. His CV includes appearing in these bands : Fairport Convention, Albion Band, Feast of Fiddles, St Agnes Fountain, Whippersnapper. Come and listen to him sing and play up close and intimate, in a cosy small club environment. Chat to him in the interval. Support is from another highly talented singer-songwriter, Andy Stone, who also happens to be our brilliant sound engineer. Andy is the beating heart of Wessex Acoustic with a gentle touch on the sound control desk. Venue bar open from 7pm. Concert doors approx 7.45. Concert starts 8.15pm.

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Yapa

on Fri, 22 Sep 2017 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- YAPA: Three guitars, percussion and the world to explore... Acoustic travel books, Sweet grooves and Ethno-Jazz from Paris, France. Percussionist Xavier Hamon and three guitarists Simon Chenet, Fabrice Bourguignat and Christophe Combet are touring around the world writing their musical travel book. Acclaimed French band YAPA is back at the Green Note! They play awesome swing mixed with sweet ethno grooves. Three acoustic guitars, percussion and compositions that will take you on a journey through Africa, India, Polynesia, Eastern Europe, and beyond... New album "Archipel" is out in September 2017.

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Nigel Mazlyn-jones At No8 Café

on Fri, 22 Sep 2017 at Launceston No 8 Cafe 8:00pm

A rare opportunity to see this North Cornwall based, legendary musician and campaigner, who has a long tradition of fabulous planet earth inspired songwriting, starting with the seminal album 'Ship to Shore' in 1976 and latterly the album 'Raft' in 2014 featuring Guy Evans of Van der Graaf Generator. Lovers of the 12-string guitar will know his mastery of that instrument of course, and his sounds have been captivating audiences for decades.

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Jamie Smith's Mabon

on Fri, 22 Sep 2017 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

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Nottingham Folkus Presents Alex Cumming And Nicola Beazley

on Fri, 22 Sep 2017 at Nottingham The Ned Ludd 7:30pm

Alex Cumming (The Teacups) & Nicola Beazley (The Rosie Hood Band) are an exciting English Box & Fiddle duo performing both songs and tunes from around England, America and beyond. The duo saw the release of their much anticipated debut album in late 2016, which was very well received.

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The Mustangs

on Fri, 22 Sep 2017 at Richmond Crawdaddy Club 8:00pm

We welcome back one of the most popular regulars at The Crawdaddy, the fabulous Mustangs. These guys have a pedigree going back sixteen years and are always in great demand, This year they made their debut appearance at Glastonbury to a huge crowd of music fans and despite their busy schedule agreed once again to play at our annual Phoenix Festival in July for charity. The band is led by the highly charismatic Adam Norsworthy on vocals and guitar alongside Ben Mckeown on bass and joint leader of the Green Party, Jonathan Bartley on drums plus the ever young Derek Kingbee Kingaby on blues harp. We are delighted to welcome them back again,

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Cattle And Cane

on Fri, 22 Sep 2017 at Cardiff Snails Delicatessen 7:00pm

With extensive support from BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 6 Music and Amazing Radio, Cattle & Cane have been heavily championed by the BBC Introducing team and previously performed on their stages at T In The Park and BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park. Cattle & Cane are waving the flag on folk-pop music in the UK at the moment - 1883 Magazine

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The Lantern & Folklore Present .. Mock Deer / Gabriel Moreno (& Matt's 30th!!)

on Fri, 22 Sep 2017 at London The Number 177 7:00pm

Lantern/Folklore musical extravaganza (featuring Mat Arthur's 30th) September is a good month for The Lantern Society and Folk Lore events management as we join forces to celebrate a musical communion that will feature some of the best acts in our Alternative Folk scene together with the 30th Birthday party of one of our favourite musical captains, Matt Arthur. Matt will be curating part of the night which feature a headline performance by Mock Deer and The Quivering Poets plus many other fabulous music acts from the Alternative Americana/Folk and singer songwriter scene in London. Do you like Nick Cave, Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, Neil Young, Joan Baez, George Brassens, Leonard Cohen, Bill Callahan? You will definitely be compelled by this. Our event will take place in a new venue for our nights: an inviting, modern and artistic hub opposite the world famous Hoxton Hall. Quality beer, affordable prices and a great sound. The Number 177 BAR/KITCHEN at Hoxton Street. Don't miss it. 5 pound online ticket 7 pound entry on the door

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Hannah White

on Fri, 22 Sep 2017 at Starcross St Paul's Church 7:00pm

Hannah is again coming to St Paul's as she prepares to launch her new album 'Elephant Eye'. She is a fiercely independent and distinctly political singer-songwriter who wowed the audience on her last appearance at Starcross Hannah is a London-based Americana/Country artist who is incredibly compelling. Her music has been played on national radio such as BBC radio, Amazing Country as well as various regional BBC radio stations across the UK. Her music videos have been features internationally on the Phil Mack Country TV Show and she has had the honour of performing alongside multi award winner Tim O'Brien, Thea Gilmore Judie Tzuke and others. A must see

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Hannah White

on Fri, 22 Sep 2017 at Starcross St Paul's Church 7:00pm

Hannah is again coming to St Paul's as she prepares to launch her new album 'Elephant Eye'. She is a fiercely independent and distinctly political singer-songwriter who wowed the audience on her last appearance at Starcross Hannah is a London-based Americana/Country artist who is incredibly compelling. Her music has been played on national radio such as BBC radio, Amazing Country as well as various regional BBC radio stations across the UK. Her music videos have been features internationally on the Phil Mack Country TV Show and she has had the honour of performing alongside multi award winner Tim O'Brien, Thea Gilmore Judie Tzuke and others. A must see

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Rachel Newton Band

on Fri, 22 Sep 2017 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

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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Robert Lane

on Fri, 22 Sep 2017 at Abingdon King Charles Room, The Kings Head & Bell 7:00am

Robert Lane is a singer songwriter based in Birmingham. In July 2017 he released his latest single Right by My Side which made it's way into the iTunes singer songwriter chart. His most recent EP/Mini Album Ends and Starts was released via Fish Records and launched with a performance at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. The lead track, My Love's In Deep, has been featured on several radio stations and received a tweet of recommendation from Telegraph Music. Robert has recently been a Laurel Canyon featured artist, was asked to perform at Fatea Magazine's Busk Love Folk Festival and embarked on a tour in support of Ends and Starts which visited venues across the UK as well as three tours in Germany. Brodie Johnson is a local Abingdon talent just starting out. She has a lovely clear melodic voice combined with confident guitar playing that will take her far.

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Snag It! With The Tin Pan Band

on Fri, 22 Sep 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

American Roots, Jazz, Blues & Swing at Jamboree with New York's Tin Pan Band... Mixing rough and tumble jazz with the gritty side of blues, New York's Tin Pan Band offers listeners American roots music that captivates the soul. The band originated out of an innate need for music that meets people exactly where they are, providing an immediate, pure and energetic release from the everyday routine. Jesse Selengut, composer, lead vocalist and trumpet player first felt drawn to create Tin Pan after witnessing how his uninhibited style of performance differed from typical jazz presentationshis had the power to astonish and enrapture audiences with the kind of gusto previously reserved for rock n' roll shows. Once that seed was planted, there was no question that the project would thrive. Since their humble beginnings, the group has performed across America and worldwide. At the onset, one could meet Tin Pan on the street as their boisterous and booming acoustic performance easily enraptured even the most skeptical of pedestrians. Selengut's original vision was comprised of select traditional songs. Still, the band's repertoire has grown enormously since, culling inspiration from American songbook greats but evolving with each release into their own unique sound. Early Jazz and Americana, the first album and Selengut's first incarnation of Tin Pan, featured mostly traditional works. Alice McNulty, their second album, brought more quirky, jazzy tunes into the mix. With their third, Hound's Tooth, the band hit their stride, incorporating more originals, intoxicating rhythms and profound lyricism. In 2011, after releasing their successful live album Underdogs and Thundercats, Tin Pan brought together incredible guest musicians for their ultimate collage of sound in The Home Bartender's Song Book. Having sold over 40,000 records over the last eight years, Tin Pan have just released their sixth full-length Yes, Yes, Yes. The 2015 release offers wild percussion, saucy instrumentation and even more heartfelt songwriting. The album presents a wild ride across a map of multidimensional sound. This isn't your grandma's swing or even your brother's neo-art folk; Yes, Yes, Yes offers a raw and unexpected compendium for a new generation. While songs like In a Van and Gambler's Blues border on the macabre and play with the grittier, dissonant side of blues, others like Fat Baby mix the sexy side of rockabilly with classic New Orleans ragtime. With every track, Yes, Yes, Yes achieves exactly what the name implies; it throws inhibitions to the wind and offers listeners a euphoric escape from the mundane. Tin Pan poses the question and answers it well: shouldn't life always be this exciting?

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Eileen Mcgann (canada)

on Fri, 22 Sep 2017 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

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Wild Willy Barrett's French Connection

on Sat, 23 Sep 2017 at Broseley Birchmeadow Centre 7:30pm

Wild Willy Barrett returns to the lovely Birchmeadow Centre in Broseley, Shropshire! Tickets £10 advance, £12 on the door. Hall doors open at 7:30pm but the bar will be open from 7pm

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John Kirkpatrick @ Shammick Acoustic

on Sat, 23 Sep 2017 at Combe Martin The Pack o' Cards 7:30pm

It's far too long since the famed John Kirkpatrick has been to Shammick way back in 2008, no less! But better late than never, and here he is, as prolific a performer as ever. An acknowledged and unmistakeable virtuoso on a variety of squeezy instruments, John is a leading interpreter of English folk music and songs, as well as being an exceptional, and frequently hilarious, songwriter. Amongst the many bands of which he has been a significant member are the Albion Band, The Richard Thompson Band, Steeleye Span, Brass Monkey and Band of Hope, and following the withdrawal of John Tams last year, he has been offered the job of lead singer with Home Service. As songwriter, composer, choreographer (oh, didn't I mention that he dances as well?) and musical director, he has contributed to over sixty plays on the radio and in the theatre (including the National Theatre), as well as taking part in the popular TV series 'Victorian Farm'. His themed shows and CDs on a wide range of subjects are a delight, from 'God Speed the Plough' through 'Tunes from the Trenches' to 'Carolling and Crumpets' and many more. An exceptional evening is in store! Don't miss it!

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Neil Mcsweeney

on Sat, 23 Sep 2017 at Northwich Davenham Players Theatre 7:30pm

Note for the diary - Davenham Players Theatre Saturday September 23rd Neil McSweeney / Tracey Browne - Doors 07.30 - Start 08.00 - End 10.30

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Folklaw

on Sat, 23 Sep 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:00pm

"Whirling jigs and lyrics that bite!" (fRoots). FolkLaw bring you some exhilarating songs and music which get feet tapping, minds thinking and festival crowds jumping! Acrobatic fiddling and earthy vocals are interwoven with distinctive vocal harmonies and an energized stage performance is guaranteed. FolkLaws second album 'The Tales That They Tell' has been described as a touch of magic (Bright Young Folk) and Full of Passion! (R2), and contained songs which reached the semi-finals of the UK song writing contest and have delighted audiences at Festivals, Arts Centers and FolkClubs across the UK. Prior to forming FolkLaw, Nick performed with folk artists across Europe and North America, supporting acts such as the Oysterband, Shane Macgowan and the Levellers. impressively wild fiddle.... full of passion - R2 a touch of magic - Bright Young Folk Premium quality folk rock - FolkWords One of the most exciting acts to grace the stage - Banbury Folk Festival More recent quotes from the music press, festivals, folk clubs and the BBC Please feel free to use the following quotes in publicity material. "Premium quality folk rock" - FolkWords "Whirling jigs and lyrics that bite... ...imagine Show of Hands with a new wave ethic!" - fRoots "A fine album" - Folking.com "Refreshingly different" - Stirrings "Like an acoustic New Model Army" - FolkWorld.de (on Nation's Pride) "Fantastic!" - Stroud FM "More relevant than a million love songs" - FolkCast radio "Heartfelt conviction, tight harmonies and well crafted arrangements" - ReadiFolk Radio "New-age folk with guts and presence" - David Kidman - www.netrhythms.co.uk "Blistering musicianship... ...edgy and upbeat" - Severn FM "Packed full of energy and virtuosic playing"- Bright Young Folk "Brilliant band - reminds me of the Levellers" - Johnny Coppin - BBC Gloucester "A mighty 'Wall Of Folk'... ...warm, sincere and engaging" - Square Roots Promotions "Acrobatic fiddling!" - Lymm Festival "Terrific! - Forest of Dean Folk Club "A great show!" - Brownshill Festival "An exciting and provoking up-beat Celtic style of folk!" - M@C festival "One of the highlights of the festival... ...get along and enjoy this band when you can!" - Bob Ford, Wessex Folk Festival

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The Acoustic Strawbs

on Sat, 23 Sep 2017 at Teddington Landmark Arts Centre 8:00pm

There's three ingredients for longevity in music; talent, lyrical originality and persistence. The Strawbs have all three, with showmanship as a bonus. With a success-packed timeline going all the way back to 1967, the Strawbs are as exhilarating today as they ever were. Seven consecutive Strawbs albums made it into America's Billboard Top 200, resulting in global sales of over three million albums. If we need any confirmation of how durable and exciting good music can be, then Dave Cousins, Dave Lambert and Chas Cronk fronting today's Strawbs tells us all we need to know.

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Sharks

on Sat, 23 Sep 2017 at Bedford Esquires 8:00pm

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Kat & Co

on Sat, 23 Sep 2017 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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Kathryn Roberts And Sean Lakeman

on Sat, 23 Sep 2017 at Holbeton Village Hall 7:00pm

Acclaimed Folk musicians from Dartmoor perform in Holbeton village hall, winners of ' Best Duo' BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016 + 2013 "An absolute masterclass in how to do it right." Festivalsforall.com

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Lost Horizons Presents Miri

on Sat, 23 Sep 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Described as the love child of Sting and Edith Piaf, British singer-songwriter MIRI blends heart and grit, distilled through a smooth, melodic pop filter. MIRI's latest release Sound Vibrations is her third EP, blending distinctive soft, smoky and gritty tones with thought provoking heartfelt lyrics; songs that speak fluent indie. 'Electric Vibes' received BBC 6 Radio airplay with Tom Robinson and on Radio DIVA with Heather Peace & Rosie Wilby whilst 'The Plight' was played by John Kennedy on Radio X. Tom Robinson also played MIRI's single with rapper Cheekie Bugga 'Under My Skin' on his BBC 6 Radio show. Three of MIRI's songs are featured in the film Fear Of Water which screened at the International Women's Film Festival in LA and has been broadcast on TV in the UK. Her track 'Broken City' taken from the film received radio airplay on BBC London. With support from the ever excellent James O'Hara-Knight and Ciaran McGhee. Doors 7.30pm Music 8.15PM-11PM

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Lost Horizons Presents Miri

on Sat, 23 Sep 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Described as the love child of Sting and Edith Piaf, British singer-songwriter MIRI blends heart and grit, distilled through a smooth, melodic pop filter. MIRI's latest release Sound Vibrations is her third EP, blending distinctive soft, smoky and gritty tones with thought provoking heartfelt lyrics; songs that speak fluent indie. 'Electric Vibes' received BBC 6 Radio airplay with Tom Robinson and on Radio DIVA with Heather Peace & Rosie Wilby whilst 'The Plight' was played by John Kennedy on Radio X. Tom Robinson also played MIRI's single with rapper Cheekie Bugga 'Under My Skin' on his BBC 6 Radio show. Three of MIRI's songs are featured in the film Fear Of Water which screened at the International Women's Film Festival in LA and has been broadcast on TV in the UK. Her track 'Broken City' taken from the film received radio airplay on BBC London. With support from the ever excellent James O'Hara-Knight and Ciaran McGhee. Doors 7.30pm Music 8.15PM-11PM

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Ol' Man Rhythm Presents The Blueswater + The Swamp Stomp String Band

on Sat, 23 Sep 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of Blues, Rhythm'n'Blues, Swing, Blues and Ragtime at Jamboree with The Blueswater and The Swamp Stomp String Band... The Blueswater is an award-winning Edinburgh-based band influenced by gritty, old-school rhythm and blues. They blend the Chicago sound of Chess records with the earthy, droning grooves of Mississippi to create a style that is truly unique. Thick guitar riffs and frenzied harmonica solos are built around driving rhythms to create raucous, high-energy performances. Jake Watson and The Swamp Stomp String Band are not your average Americana band. Twangy Banjos, driving Guitars and a thudding Double Bass sit behind anything from drinking songs that'l have the room stomping there feet and shooting tequila to ballads that'l break even the most toughest folks, to ragtime songs of bar fights and gambling. The London based duo can often be found busking by the side of Thames in the day and performing in any haunt from high end cocktails joints to dimly lit Irish bars at night. Taking a mixture of Jazz, Country, Swing, Blues and Ragtime it is safe to say there music is there to be enjoyed by people young and old, rich or poor, or who just love to stamp there feet and have a ho-down.

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Ladywell Barn Dance

on Sat, 23 Sep 2017 at Brockley Ladywell Day Centre 7:00pm

A great night of love music, dancing and fun

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Ewan Mclennan

on Sun, 24 Sep 2017 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ewan McLennan has come to be known as a guitarist at the very forefront of his generation; a troubadour, balladeer and storyteller cut in the old style; a singer that can move audiences with his passion and pathos; and a songwriter for whom social justice is still a burning issue. From a BBC Horizon Award for his debut album to his performances on the iconic Transatlantic Sessions, recent years have been marked by numerous awards and accolades for his music. Ewan McLennan's most recent solo album, 'Stories Still Untold', continued this reception: 'Ewan McLennan has realised his potential on a wonderful album of traditional folk' **** The Telegraph Ewan's most recent project entitled Breaking the Spell of Loneliness - a collaboration with renowned author and journalist George Monbiot - seeks to use music and word to open up the issue of loneliness. Their UK tour and concept album have received wide acclaim and been featured widely, including live appearances on BBC Two's Newsnight, BBC Radio 4's Front Row and BBC Radio 3's In Tune. 'Breaking the Spell of Loneliness is a powerful, poignant set' **** Guardian Alongisde this latest project, in 2017 and into 2018 Ewan will be continuing his solo touring, performing songs from previous albums as well as new material, both self-penned and traditional workings. 'McLennan continues his evolution into a major figure on the folk scene. An artist whose music lives and breathes.' **** Songlines

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Greg Russell And Jack Rutter At The Raven Folk Club

on Sun, 24 Sep 2017 at Chester The Raven Folk Club 8:00pm

A monster gig for The Raven this one! Two of the most powerful singers and guitarists of the younger generation on a 'double-header' tour. A true feather-in-the-cap moment for the club. Satisfaction guaranteed! Music starts 8.30pm. The club is held in the upstairs room of the Bear and Billet pub, and we regret that there is no disabled access.

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Sid & Merv Comedy Music Cruise (aboard Kenavon Venture)

on Sun, 24 Sep 2017 at Devizes Kenavon Venture - The Wharf 6:45pm

Boat leaves Devizes Wharf at 7pm sharp. Fish & Chips are served onboard shortly into the journey. Two Wiltshire reprobates and old friends teaming up for the night to bring us their own brand of musical comedy. Sid Bloomfield and Merv Grist, each of them in their own right being a wordsmith, song-writer, poet, singer, and comedian, might be viewed as slightly un-hinged. Together they make a formidable and entertaining comic combination.

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Crh Music Presents Kirk Fletcher And Band

on Sun, 24 Sep 2017 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

According to Joe Bonamassa Kirk Fletcher is hands down one of the best blues guitarists in the world. During a career that started playing with his brother in their father's church, and has included a three year spell as lead guitarist in The Fabulous Thunderbirds, collaborations with Charlie Musselwhite, and performances with giants such as Pinetop Perkins, James Cotten and Hubert Sumlin, he has won the respect, admiration and acclaim of fellow musicians, critics and fans, attracting comments such as Kirk fires off soulful strait from the heart solos that dazzle on big stages - Guitar Player magazine. Intense, soulful and awesomely proficient, Kirk Fletcher is in the forefront of contemporary blues players.

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Melrose Quartet

on Sun, 24 Sep 2017 at Topsham Matthews Hall 7:30pm

Melrose Quartet are truly an all-round folk act with both tight a capella harmony and energy-packed instrumentals. Nancy Kerr (2015 BBC Folk Singer of the Year), James Fagan, Jess & Richard Arrowsmith present a bold take on old and new English songs and tunes with a powerful treatment of traditional material alongside some of the best modern song-writing in the folk world.

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Jacob & Drinkwater

on Sun, 24 Sep 2017 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

Devon based duo Jacob & Drinkwater have been called 'stand out new Folk' by BBC6 Music and 'inventive and thrilling' by R2 Magazine. Their November indie release 'The Burning Low EP' has garnered airplay and glowing reviews from such quarters as Radio 2's Folk Show, BBC 6's Tom Robinson, Amazing Radio, BBC Introducing, BBC Bristol, FRUK, Fatea, Spiral Earth, Louder Than War and 'Whispering' Bob TV. Singer- songwriter Tobias ben Jacob first received wider acclaim as part of The Roots Union with BBC Folk Award winners Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin including playing live at Maida Vale Studios and recording in Nashville, Tennessee. After a few years out from music he returned with the 2014 release 'The St Sidwells Session' and a run of summer festivals including Glastonbury and Larmer Tree. His honest and original songwriting weaves in themes of love, memory, adversity and hope; ranging from the nostalgic images of a Northern childhood in the shadow of a burnt out mill (Two Wanderers In 1980's Clothes) to the trials and adventures of life in the 21st Century 'Oh let me breathe, let me fly, let me live a polyphonic life' (A Polyphonic Life.) Lukas Drinkwater is rightly referred to as 'one of busiest musicians in the UK.' In demand as a performer and session player in the worlds of folk and jazz he has featured on many acclaimed albums. Currently touring with Ange Hardy, he has also worked with 3 Daft Monkeys, Jim Causley, Lack of Afro, Lucy Ward, Tankus The Henge, Sam Kelly, The Little Unsaid and more. The duo's dynamic and emotionally charged live show with all its energy, musical chemistry and spontaneity has drawn comparisons with the virtuosic pairing of John Martyn and Danny Thompson. Jacob's sweeping vocals never fail to captivate, delivering many a spine-tingling moment; the fluidity and precision of his finger-picking underpinned by Drinkwater's nimbly rhythmic double bass; at times sweetly soaring, haunting, percussive and driving, the layers of depth a perfect counterfoil. The added compliment of stirring vocal harmonies nicely rounds off the mix. 'Really stop you in your tracks' Fresh On The Net 'Inventive and thrilling' R2: Rock n Reel 'One of our best artists' BBC Devon Introducing 'Definitely one to watch out for' Late Junction .BBC Radio 3 'A fresh and uplifting sound' Folk Radio UK stand out new Folk... superb.. excellent Chris Hawkins. BBC Radio 6 www.tobiasbenjacob.com www.facebook.com/jacobanddrinkwater

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Ben Maggs

on Sun, 24 Sep 2017 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:00pm

Award winning, critically acclaimed Singer Songwriter Ben Maggs is sure to 'enchant' and 'mesmerise' with 'songs that will leave your heart tingling' and a live show hailed by the Music Press as  'mesmerising'; 'crackling with creativity; 'outstanding' and 'magnificent'.  Ben has been headlining all over the UK playing to 'awe-inspired audiences', supporting The Proclaimers, The Christians and Leo Sayer's UK Tour throughout May. Inspired by wild nature, human nature and the nature of love, Ben creates tapestries with the colourful threads of his 'stunningly beautiful vocals', melodies and poetic lyrics, all wrapped in the warmth of artfully played acoustic guitar. This super talented troubadour is a real tour de force and not to be missed.  This event was booked as a Gallery Gig but has now been transferred to the main theatre due to high demand for tickets. Book early!

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Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 24 Sep 2017 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Vicki Swan & Jonny effortlessly blend traditional material with contemporary sounds. Their performances showcase new interpretations of old songs alongside original self penned tunes and new contemporary songs that are entirely at home in the tradition. Out of this combination they have developed a sound that is both familiar and fresh. Strong believers in letting the music tradition live and breathe through sensitive interpretation, Vicki and Jonny allow the melody to sing without any constraints. Be entranced by the haunting nyckelharpa, amazed at the cow horn (one of the worlds earliest communication devices) and meet some of the bagpipes that didn't come from Scotland. Suitable for all ages, their evenings are packed with toe tapping tunes and songs of love, death, trains and dressing up (not always at the same time) all presented with sparkling gentle humour, lots of smiles and skillful musicianship. 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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Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 24 Sep 2017 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Vicki Swan & Jonny effortlessly blend traditional material with contemporary sounds. Their performances showcase new interpretations of old songs alongside original self penned tunes and new contemporary songs that are entirely at home in the tradition. Out of this combination they have developed a sound that is both familiar and fresh. Strong believers in letting the music tradition live and breathe through sensitive interpretation, Vicki and Jonny allow the melody to sing without any constraints. Be entranced by the haunting nyckelharpa, amazed at the cow horn (one of the worlds earliest communication devices) and meet some of the bagpipes that didn't come from Scotland. Suitable for all ages, their evenings are packed with toe tapping tunes and songs of love, death, trains and dressing up (not always at the same time) all presented with sparkling gentle humour, lots of smiles and skillful musicianship. 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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Swing Manouche

on Sun, 24 Sep 2017 at Durham Claypath Delicatessen 3:30pm

Taking their name from the French for gypsy swing, Swing Manouche are a hard swinging gypsy jazz outfit. This is a must not only for gypsy jazz enthusiasts but for those keen to explore this distinct genre of music which was at the cutting edge of the thriving jazz scene during the 1930's and 1940's. Expect gypsy jazz standards, such as classic tunes by the great Django Reinhardt and originals written by the musicians Mick Shoulder and Giles Strong (guitars), Paul Edis (clarinet) and Neil Harland (double bass). 'Accessible, uplifting music, brilliantly performed by four top musicians'- BeBopSpokenHere

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Joe O'donnell's Shkayla - Album Launch Preview

on Sun, 24 Sep 2017 at Leamington Spa Zephyr Lounge 7:00pm

Joe O'Donnell's Shkayla - the Celtic fusion band like no other! Joe's life-long immersion in Celtic music and his rock-inspired creativity deliver an out-pouring of traditional and new music filled with ancient resonance and innovative energy. In 1977 Joe recorded his mould-breaking album 'Gaodhal's Vision', featuring the great Irish superstar Rory Gallagher. Forty years on Joe has remixed and remastered the whole album, adding passages and instruments, and enhancing the original impact with up to date sound processing. Joe and the band launch the long-awaited 'Gael's Vision 40th Anniversary Edition' at the prestigious Cork Folk Festival, Ireland, on 1st October. Join them at The Zephyr Lounge for a full preview of the album and the show! The new album drops on September 29th packaged with a full-length live DVD and 16pp insert. Details on website. http://joeodonnellsshkayla.com/shop/gaodhals-vision-40th-anniversary-edition/ Shkayla are Joe O'Donnell violin, Martin Barter keys, Si Hayden guitar, Adrian Litvinoff bass and Karen Milne drums. Together they make one of the tightest, most exciting and evocative units on the Folk-Rock spectrum. Don't miss them!

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Michael Nau

on Mon, 25 Sep 2017 at Manchester Gullivers 7:30pm

Michael Nau is just 6 months on from putting out his first album under his own name and is preparing for its follow up with a sense of immediacy. A new collection of twelve songs entitled Some Twist represents some of his most sharp and moving work to date, and finds the Maryland-born songwriter looking to move quickly enough to avoid some of the stop/start nature that had previously left large gaps of time falling between his output. While last year's Mowing and its standout single Love Survive can be viewed as commercial and critical successes for Nau, it was the act of putting the album out to begin with that was perhaps the biggest victory. After veering away from two different outfits he had fronted in the mid-to-late aughts, Nau had spent an a good deal of time overthinking his next move to a semi-paralysing degree: 'Mowing felt like a success for me because I had just spent so long with no idea if was ever-going to put out a record again. I felt like I was going to write music for the rest of my life and maybe go play some shows, but in the back of my mind I wasn't sure I still had the courage to put an album out into the world. I spent so much time passing through, working on things and then just throwing them away and moving on to the next thing. So really, it was a success because it came out at all. At the time I would tell people in my life that I was working on a record, but nothing would happen. So when it finally came out it felt like getting over a wall in a way, because I had somehow forgotten how to put things together and finish them.' Upon the urging of others around him, Nau did eventually put Mowing together and saw fans and the critical community alike respond in 2016. Said Pitchfork upon the album's release: 'His masterful instinct for arrangement, along with his reedy voice, earns Nau a place in the rock'n'roll underdogs' Hall of Fame.' Shortly thereafter, the uplifting single Love Survive caught the attention of various BBC Radio DJs and programmers, leading to an extended run of airplay that has spread to a brand new audience throughout Europe. But Nau is resisting the urge to fall into the same habit of tinkering for too long again. Some Twist was recorded just after Mowing saw its release in Europe, wrapping it up in early January 2017. February saw Michael debut some of the new material live on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic. The album's first single, Good Thing, was released in March, a driving flurry of introspection laid within a piano and fuzz arrangement. Second single Light That Ever was released just now. Some Twist will see its release on 16 June via Full Time Hobby. Overall, the album splits its time between feeling both energised and unhurried, while featuring the same penetrating songwriting that has led fans to latch onto Nau since he arrived.

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The Coal Porters

on Mon, 25 Sep 2017 at Brighton The Greys 8:30pm

terrace cred. presents: On their annual outing to the seaside, Sid Griffin brings his 'alt-bluegrass' combo The Coal Porters back to one of his favourite venues, The Greys, where they and their music belong! Sid Griffin pioneered the alt. country trail as a founding member of the American band Long Ryders (pick up the wonderful Cherry Red 4CD Boxset) and influenced a whole posse of bands. He's carved out a career as a music historian / writer / broadcaster and, two handsfull of albums and a solo album in, his cherished band continue to blaze the very best brand of music that defies rounding up in any one category. Kerenza Peacock fine fiddle and vocals; Paul Fitzgerald banjo and vocals; Sid Griffin vocals, mandolin, harmonica and autoharp; Andrew Stafford, bass; Neil Robert Herd guitar, sporran and vocals. '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 'a proper band with albums and tours and a fiddle.' Laura Barton, The Guardian www.sidgriffin.com https://www.facebook.com/events/530742573983070/ https://www.facebook.com/terracecred

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Bright Phoebus Presents: Jack Rutter & Greg Russell

on Mon, 25 Sep 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:00pm

Jack Rutter and Greg Russell are two of the brightest young acts on the UK folk scene. In late 2017 they both release their debut solo albums and to celebrate they're heading out on a double headline tour. Jack Rutter: Still in his mid 20s, Jack Rutter (Moore Moss Rutter, Seth Lakeman band, Jackie Oates band) is a highly respected singer, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist playing within the British folk tradition. His new solo set features a range of well known and rare traditional songs from a variety of sources, delivered with guitar, bouzouki or duet concertina accompaniment that complement his signature 'honest, unaffected vocals' (Yorkshire Evening Post). Greg Russell: Possessed of an extraordinary and utterly distinctive voice Greg is a singer, multi-instrumentalist (Guitar, Bouzouki, Piano), songwriter and interpreter of the finest water. He's still developing at a dizzying pace before your very eyes. Winner of two Folk Awards with his duo partner, Ciaran Algar, Greg is definitely the man to watch at the moment. We will have a great MC to open up the evening with a number and will let you know who, nearer the time. In the meantime, put the date in your diary and see you there :)

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Bright Phoebus Presents: Jack Rutter & Greg Russell

on Mon, 25 Sep 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:00pm

Jack Rutter and Greg Russell are two of the brightest young acts on the UK folk scene. In late 2017 they both release their debut solo albums and to celebrate they're heading out on a double headline tour. Jack Rutter: Still in his mid 20s, Jack Rutter (Moore Moss Rutter, Seth Lakeman band, Jackie Oates band) is a highly respected singer, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist playing within the British folk tradition. His new solo set features a range of well known and rare traditional songs from a variety of sources, delivered with guitar, bouzouki or duet concertina accompaniment that complement his signature 'honest, unaffected vocals' (Yorkshire Evening Post). Greg Russell: Possessed of an extraordinary and utterly distinctive voice Greg is a singer, multi-instrumentalist (Guitar, Bouzouki, Piano), songwriter and interpreter of the finest water. He's still developing at a dizzying pace before your very eyes. Winner of two Folk Awards with his duo partner, Ciaran Algar, Greg is definitely the man to watch at the moment. We will have a great MC to open up the evening with a number and will let you know who, nearer the time. In the meantime, put the date in your diary and see you there :)

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Rainbow Girls

on Mon, 25 Sep 2017 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. -------- Rainbow Girls is a collaborative ofsongwriters, multi-instrumentalists, vocalists, and California natives who've spent the last 4 years touring Europe and the US as a rock n' roll band, but who've recently returned to their folkier roots by embarking on a house concert tour across America.This new trio version of the band (Erin Chapin, Caitlin Gowdey, & Vanessa May) highlights their rich harmonies, ageless songwriting, and soulful, bluesy sound at its rawest form.The ladies came together at an underground open mic in Santa Barbara, CA in December of 2010 and spent the following summer busking and couch surfing around Europe. Since then they have released two studio albums and toured the US and Europe extensively. https://www.rainbowgirlsmusic.com

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Travelling With Thomas

on Mon, 25 Sep 2017 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:30pm

Travelling with Thomas is the beginning of a new folk musical, exploring traditional legend, Thomas the Rhymer. Meet Laurel Swift and Lizzie Watts at the start of their creative process for an interactive showcase of brand new songs and artwork. See where they've got so far, simply drink it all in, or choose to get involved by responding to their work. The second of four showcases offering a unique behind the scenes experience in the development of this exciting new musical.

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Travelling With Thomas

on Mon, 25 Sep 2017 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:30pm

Travelling with Thomas is the beginning of a new folk musical, exploring traditional legend, Thomas the Rhymer. Meet Laurel Swift and Lizzie Watts at the start of their creative process for an interactive showcase of brand new songs and artwork. See where they've got so far, simply drink it all in, or choose to get involved by responding to their work. The second of four showcases offering a unique behind the scenes experience in the development of this exciting new musical.

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The Twagger Band

on Mon, 25 Sep 2017 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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The Twagger Band

on Mon, 25 Sep 2017 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Michael Mcdermott

on Mon, 25 Sep 2017 at London Water Rats 7:00pm

An evening with Chicago singer/songwriter Michael McDermott, with Special Guest Heather Horton. Often likened to Dylan and Springsteen, 2016 was a big year for Chicago singer/songwriter Michael McDermott. Voted Best Male Artist by Americana-UK readers, his album Willow Springs received several Best of 2016 accolades from the media. American Roots UK described it as one of the best album of the 21st century. His live shows are legendary. Author Stephen King describes him as one of the greatest Songwriters. Special Guest Heather Horton, who along with Michael form The Westies, a favourite of Bob Harris, debuts her first UK album release. Recorded in Nashville it has received early critical acclaim. Performance Poet Paul Cookson will be kicking off the evening.

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Emily & The Simons

on Mon, 25 Sep 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Emily & The Simons are an Anglo-Belgian Balfolk trio, a dynamic collaboration between three outstanding folk musicians: Emily Bowden (fiddle), Simon Dumpleton (accordion) and Simon Laffineur (guitar). They perform beautiful original music centred around Emily's compositions, drawing inspiration from life's encounters and the energy of the dance-floor. Their style is highly expressive and improvisatory, full of passion, tenderness and playfulness. With a wide repertoire ranging from exquisite, sensual mazurkas to joyful, driving bourrées, their music transports the imagination, stirs the feet and uplifts the spirit.

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Habadekuk

on Tue, 26 Sep 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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100 Club Tuesday Blues Ft. Ali Maas & Micky Moody Band + Snake Mary

on Tue, 26 Sep 2017 at London 100 Club 7:15pm

LONDON 100 Club TUESDAY BLUES presents ALI MAAS & MICKY MOODY BAND Snake Mary + Ryk Mead & The London Blues Machine www.solidentertainments.com

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State Of The Union

on Tue, 26 Sep 2017 at Maldon Blue Boar Hotel 8:00pm

STATE OF THE UNION combine the mercurial talents of English songwriting legend Boo Hewerdine and acclaimed American Blues guitarist and songwriter Brooks Williams. Creating a magical, stripped back and enthralling musical atmosphere, their performances are consistently brilliant, equal parts emotive and entertaining. The original songs Hewerdine and Williams play are infused by a multitude of influences, from Willie Nelson to Johnny Cash, from the wide open Fenlands to the frenetic buzz of the city. There's something indefinable and very special when these two artists play together! It's beautiful to experience.

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Three Dollar Shoe

on Tue, 26 Sep 2017 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Three Dollar Shoe are delighted to be hosting an evening performance of songs and music in the cosy downstairs bar at the Green Note, Camden Town. Tucked away from the noise and clamour of the streets and bars of Camden underneath this renowned establishment, this is an opportunity to give an airing to some of the softer and gentler aspects of Celtic and other traditional music. The downstairs music space is an intimate venue, a living room away from home, but furnished with a bar, a piano and a fine acoustic for playing so book your place early !

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State Of The Union

on Wed, 27 Sep 2017 at Biddulph Arms 7:30pm

Boo Hewerdine & Brooks Williams

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Travelling With Thomas

on Wed, 27 Sep 2017 at London Gunnersbury Park Museum 4:00pm

Travelling with Thomas is the beginning of a new folk musical, exploring traditional legend, Thomas the Rhymer. Meet Laurel Swift and Lizzie Watts at the start of their creative process for an interactive showcase of brand new songs and artwork. See where they've got so far, simply drink it all in, or choose to get involved by responding to their work. The second of four showcases offering a unique behind the scenes experience in the development of this exciting new musical. This is a free entry event. There is no booking fee charged.

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The Mae Trio

on Wed, 27 Sep 2017 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. -------- Australia's THE MAE TRIO are bring their unique contemporary twist on folk music to The Green Note, to celebrate the release of their brand new album Take Care Take Cover. Take Care Take Cover follows on from The Mae Trio's debut album, Housewarming which earned them Folk Alliance Australia Youth Award and NFSA Folk Recording of the Year and saw them tour Australia, Canada, USA and Europe with performances at the Hydro Stadium at Celtic Connection, Glasgow, Americana Folk Festival, Nashville, Cambridge Folk Festival, UK Edmonton Folk Festival, Canada, and Port Fairy and National Folk Festivals, Australia. To suggest that Melbourne's the Mae Trio is too good to be true would be to ignore the empirical evidence provided by a simply superb sophomore album. The Australian ***** "Definitely a trio to keep an eye and an ear (or two) out for" - Songlines "spine-tingling harmonies" - The Scotsman

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The Little Unsaid (full Band)

on Wed, 27 Sep 2017 at Nottingham The Running Horse 7:30pm

Recent winners of the Steve Reid InNOVAtion Award for boundary-pushing new music creators, The Little Unsaid have spent the last year travelling the UK and Europe, leaving audiences emotionally rapt with a live show that's been described as 'a thumping depth of passion, recalling the intensity and melancholic overtones of Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen.' Led by Yorkshire-born songwriter and multi-instrumentalist John Elliott, this year the band released their album Imagined Hymns & Chaingang Mantras, recorded with Radiohead engineer and acclaimed film score producer Graeme Stewart. With a rigorous work ethic and a genre-spanning approach to songwriting that embraces elements of electronica, folk, jazz and alt-rock, it's no surprise that Elliott and the band have attracted the attention of the Steve Reid Foundation, formed in honour of the ground-breaking Miles Davis and Fela Kuti drummer. Working with a diverse range of mentors through the foundation's award programme, including Gilles Peterson, Floating Points and FourTet, the band are continuing an album launch tour in the UK this autumn after sell-out shows in the summer and Glastonbury Festival. 'Entrancing songwriting of a real rich quality, all held together by an intensity of approach deeply atmospheric' Clash 'Extraordinary music. This is an amazing act' - Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 'An enigmatic and unique talent' - Birmingham Wire

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New Roots: Lords Of Thyme / Chris Brambley & Band

on Wed, 27 Sep 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Weds 27 Sep The Slaughtered Lamb Nearest tube Farringdon, 6 mins walk Please arrive early to ensure a seat. The Lords Of Thyme are traditionally English folk in the way that Pentangle or Fotheringay were traditionally English folk, but also in the same way that Julian Cope undoubtedly is. A hazy, blissed out, ancient and modern country of the strangest imaginations. Joe Woolley, Tali Trow and Pat Kenneally first played together as part of Michael Tyack's compellingly odd ensemble Circulus before forming The Lords Of Thyme with Michelle Griffiths of the progressive Morris dance side The Belles Of London City. The band's debut 7 single, which paired the Scottish ballad Proud Maisre with an original song of Joe's called If I Was A Bird was mixed by the legendary John Wood, best known for recording the likes of Nick Drake, John Martyn and The Incredible String Band. That first release impressed fRoots magazine enough to include them in a cover feature on outsider folk artists that also launched the careers of Stick In The Wheel, Mishaped Pearls and Lynched. The group's leader Joe was introduced to folk music by the iconic guitar innovator Davey Graham's sister Jill Doyle. Jill added to his obsession with blues and jazz by playing him classic recordings by Jeannie Robertson and Bert Lloyd. Furthering their connection to old wyrd England, The Lords Of Thyme were invited to contribute to the Shirley Collins Inspired tribute album - recording a version of Hares On The Mountain with 60s folk legend Bonnie Dobson on a record that also features Graham Coxon and Bonnie Prince Billy. When you hear The Lords Of Thyme you know exactly where they're coming from. Even if you couldn't point to it on a map. With such a promising debut single the Lords of Thyme are a band really worth following. - Alex Gallacher, Folk Radio UK A dreamlike sound that can only be described as traditionally English. - Daithi Sabhaois, Shindig! Issue 39 It's the Woolley originals that offer the most promise, from The Trembling Bells play Sam Cooke Hammond textures of Moment To Moment, the decidedly Hot Vultures English blues-with-a-fiddle of World In A Tangle, to the John Martynesque If I Was A Bird. - Steve Hunt, fRoots A sheer delight. -. Rock and Reel  Extemely Lovely Stuff - Nathan Ford, The Active Listener WATCH LORDS OF THYME https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83c5UUnD4Fg Chris Brambley's haunting, graceful songs are rooted in the folk tradition. With a clear nod to the folk revival styles of Bert Jansch, John Renbourn and Davy Graham, they are at the same time wholly contemporary interpretations of the genre. His newly released 'Aperture E.P' shares common ground with such modern day folk innovators as Fionn Regan and Nick Mulvey. He augments his sound tonight with a four piece band. WATCH CHRIS BRAMBLEY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPnn5QInkdU 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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Alsarah And The Nubatones (sudan)

on Wed, 27 Sep 2017 at London The Bussey Building 8:00pm

WEDNESDAY 27th SEPTEMBER - 8.00pm - £15.00/£12.50 (cons) THE CLF ART CAFÉ BLOCK A, BUSSEY BUILDING, 133 RYE LANE, LONDON, SE15 4ST ALSARAH and THE NUBATONES (SUDAN) Alsarah's mesmerising blend of ancient tradition and East African pop has since entranced audiences wherever they've played. The Sudanese singer Alsarah was a child when her family were forced to flee the country following a coup. She was eventually given political asylum in America where, after taking a degree in ethnomusicology she formed the Nubatones in 2010 with percussionist Rami el Aasser. With a line-up that includes her sister Nahid on backing vocals, bassist Mawuena Kodjovi and oud player Haig Manoukian, the ensemble released their debut album Silt in 2014.

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Alsarah And The Nubatones (sudan)

on Wed, 27 Sep 2017 at London The Bussey Building 8:00pm

WEDNESDAY 27th SEPTEMBER - 8.00pm - £15.00/£12.50 (cons) THE CLF ART CAFÉ BLOCK A, BUSSEY BUILDING, 133 RYE LANE, LONDON, SE15 4ST ALSARAH and THE NUBATONES (SUDAN) Alsarah's mesmerising blend of ancient tradition and East African pop has since entranced audiences wherever they've played. The Sudanese singer Alsarah was a child when her family were forced to flee the country following a coup. She was eventually given political asylum in America where, after taking a degree in ethnomusicology she formed the Nubatones in 2010 with percussionist Rami el Aasser. With a line-up that includes her sister Nahid on backing vocals, bassist Mawuena Kodjovi and oud player Haig Manoukian, the ensemble released their debut album Silt in 2014.

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Colum Sands

on Wed, 27 Sep 2017 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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4square

on Wed, 27 Sep 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

4Square are a Manchester-based quartet who play and sing a melodic blend of tunes and songs, both traditional and self penned. Since their humble beginnings in a freezing cold farmhouse near Rochdale in the Winter of 2006, this band's music has gelled and matured into the funkiest, most energetic and powerful music you shall hear from the British folk music scene today. A great band! Totally joyful playing, which is guaranteed to cheer all but the most curmudgeonly up. Four great musicians at the top of their trade. Brilliant stuff. (Mike Harding) "Simply stunning" (John Tams)

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Winter Wilson

on Wed, 27 Sep 2017 at Uffculme Village Hall 7:30pm

WINTER WILSON ASHES & DUST TOUR 2017

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Megson

on Thu, 28 Sep 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

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

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The Coal Porters

on Thu, 28 Sep 2017 at Portsmouth The Square Tower 7:15pm

Not your average fish and chips bluegrass, the Coal Porters have expanded their music with broad strokes and fearless execution! (Chris Hillman) We're delighted to finally welcome back the rather awesome British bluegrass legends Coal Porters to our historic and beautiful venue. It's been a few years now since they last rocked the Square Tower with their unique brand of good time music, and then it was a show that sold out very quickly - and we anticipate exactly the same this time around! Grab your tickets while they're still available! The Coal Porters were formed in the 1990s by ex-Long Ryder Sid Griffin. Relocating from Los Angeles to London the band left its electric instrumentation behind and slowly mutated into the acoustic act they are today. In fact, the Coal Porters claim to be the world's first alt-bluegrass act, given as they take old themes and melodies and soup them up for the 21st century and their expanded listening audience. The band has demonstrated the power of fiddle, mandolin, banjo, acoustic guitar and doghouse bass when matched with three and four-part harmonies and memorable melodies and taken this sound around the world. They have wowed audiences at numerous UK and European arts centres, done no less than four North American tours and performed to tens of thousands at festivals such as Glastonbury, HebCelt, Stagecoach (USA), Larmer Tree, Didmarton, LaRoche (France), Cork Midsummer Fest (Eire), Wombwell and Hultsfredsfestivalen (Sweden). Sid Griffin was playing Americana years before the term was invented and that pioneer spirit shines on with his current band, the Coal Porters! (Billy Bragg) The Coal Porters have recorded six albums. Their most recent album, No. 6, was again produced by British folk-rock legend John Wood, who engineered and/or produced all the early Fairport Convention classic albums as well as Squeeze, John Cale, Beth Orton and the entire Nick Drake catalogue.  This is the Coal Porters album which took three years to incubate. Four new Sid songs, three new Neil Bob Herd originals, and Kerenza Peacock contributing her first recorded lead vocal on a very personal song. No. 6 was recorded in two creative bursts in late 2014 and in 2015 and is the Coal Porters' follow up to Find The One, which was wildly received with great reviews in Mojo, Uncut, Word, The Daily Mail, The Sunday Times, Rolling Stone and many other publications. Sidlicious licks from this vicious kid, a plucky Kentuckian who blows the socks off of Rocky Top, turns Mason's Apron into shreds and leaves the audience in a foggy mental breakdown. Sid & his Coal Porters sidmen will leave you besid yourself with joy. Enough Sid! (Rich Hall) Doors 7.15pm, Show Starts 7.45pm. More information at: www.squarerootspromotions.co.uk

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Miles Hunt & Erica Nockalls Of The Wonder Stuff

on Thu, 28 Sep 2017 at Lewes The Con Club 7:30pm

Miles Hunt & Erica Nockalls (2006present)[edit] In 2006 Nockalls began to tour as violinist with The Wonder Stuff's lead singer and guitarist, performing acoustically as a duo. Hunt and Nockalls have written and released 2 studio albums together, and produced and released 2 acoustic compilation albums, and 1 live album.[1] The Proclaimers (2008present)[edit] Nockalls has been performing as live guest violinist with The Proclaimers since the Scottish folk rock band first asked her to play the fiddle solo on the song Sunshine On Leith, live at Edinburgh Castle in 2008. Nockalls's guest appearances with The Proclaimers have since included performances at many televised UK festivals, including the Glastonbury Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, V Festival and Belladrum. Nockalls appeared live on The One Show, BBC 1 with The Proclaimers, on October 16th, 2013

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Chris Pureka

on Thu, 28 Sep 2017 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 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- It's rare for an artist to bridge the divide between critical acclaim and dedicated fan engagement. Chris Pureka is a Portland-based singer-songwriter whose body of work has resonated deeply with these seemingly disparate milieus. Her bold vulnerability in processing the intimacies of her life in song has long appealed to those listeners who crave authenticity. Now, five years coming, she shares with us another powerful entry in her life's work, her sixth release, the aptly titled, Back in the Ring. My music is the outward expression of the work I'm doing internally. What I do comes from my experiences, and I strive to express these experiences authentically. Speaking my truth, and being myself, is the way that I connect with people, "Dynamic, breathy vocals a la Chan Marshall. - Magnet "summoning the spirits of Gillian Welch's 'Revelator' or Ryan Adams' 'Heartbreaker. -Billboard.com

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Reg Meuross

on Thu, 28 Sep 2017 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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Reg Meuross

on Thu, 28 Sep 2017 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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Slaid Cleaves.

on Thu, 28 Sep 2017 at Leek Foxlowe Arts Centre 7:30pm

LEEK BLUES AND AMERICANA in association with BIDDULPH UP IN ARMS PRESENTS SLAID CLEAVES.... "Slaid Cleaves may be the Americana genre's most underappreciated songwriter. With a knack for giving breath to perpetually down-on-their-luck characters on albums like 2000's excellent Broke Down, the Austin by way of Maine artist evokes writers from Guy Clark to Tom Petty, crafting detailed portraits of barflies, drifters and day labourers. On June 23rd, he releases his latest album, Ghost on the Car Radio, another collection of songs that reinforce Cleaves' reputation as a master storyteller, one influenced not by the shine of pop-culture but by the dirt of real life. Slaid Cleaves' online biography says that he Grew up in Maine. Lives in Texas. Writes songs. Makes records. Travels around. Tries to be good. The simplicity of the statement disguises the fact that he's one of the most highly respected and talented songwriters in modern America, with a string of terrific releases and a devoted fan base. Performing songs that can be funny, insightful, sensitive and hard-hitting, sometimes all at the same time, he's one of the few contemporary musicians who can be fairly compared to old masters like Woody Guthrie. A truly mesmerising performer. A master craftsman on the order of Guy Clark and John Prine Austin Chronicle. A magical performance from one of the best songwriters in the game No Depression

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"an Evening With Jess Klein & Mike June"

on Thu, 28 Sep 2017 at High Wycombe Secret venue 7:00pm

JESS & MIKE RETURN TO HIGH WYCOMBE, FOR ANOTHER VISIT, TWO VERY DIFFERENT SONGWRITERS, WHO COMBINE TO PRESENT TO A TOP KNOTCH SHOW.

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Eric Taylor

on Thu, 28 Sep 2017 at Manningtree Red Lion 7:30pm

We are pleased to welcome one of the top US singer-songwriters to the Red Lion. Eric Taylor is from Texas and is known for his storytelling style, combining spoken word with anecdotal songs to create a theatre-style performance Eric is a sage musician, a lyrical genius and a master of the guitar. If you're familiar with the intricate Texas singer/ songwriter jigsaw puzzle, you probably already know a lot about Taylor. If you're not familiar with Taylor by name, you've probably heard his songs performed by people such as Nanci Griffith and Lyle Lovett. He has created a multitude of fans and devotees that are legends themselves in the singer/songwriter realm, artists who have long considered Taylor to be a teacher and a lantern bearer whose time is long overdue. In 2016 Taylor was nominated for an Emmy for Musical Composition for songs he wrote for the Storyworks.TV documentary "Road Kid to Writer: The Tracks of Jim Tully."

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New Roots: Mishaped Pearls

on Thu, 28 Sep 2017 at London The Old Queens Head;'' 7:30pm

Thurs 28 Sept, The Old Queens Head, Islington N1 8LN. Ph 0207 354 9993 Doors open 7.30 pm, nearest tube Angel, 5 mins walk. PLEASE NOTE: THE VENUE CONSISTS OF SEATED AND STANDING AREAS. TO ENSURE A SEAT PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY. At the forefront of a very exciting new wave of UK folk, seven-piece Mishaped Pearls' most recent album 'Thamesis' has recieved four star reviews from The Guardian, the Financial Times and the Telegraph, and garnered the highest of praise from Tom Robinson, Mark Radcliffe and Bob Harris, highlights amongst universal acclaim from the press and media. Their adventurous song combination of the ancient and the new finds an echo in their musical make-up - banjo, saz baglama, bodhran, violin and mandolin mix with acoustic guitar, keyboards, electric bass and drums, all led by the mezzo-soprano voice of Manuela Schuette. Their music's roots in tradition expand into progressive folk and rock, eastern modal music and shows elements of contemporary classical influence. Really intriguing - I love this MARK RADCLIFFE, BBC RADIO 2 FOLK SHOW An outstanding release absolutely gorgeous, gorgeous music BOB HARRIS, BBC RADIO 2 Darkly beguiling...cinematically epic ★★★★ THE SCOTSMAN "Unexpected, gently startling" ★★★★THE GUARDIAN 'Astonishing, with heart-stopping vocals from Manuela Schütte. It's not often a band can truthfully claim to have a sound unlike anyone else in the country, but Mishaped Pearls can certainly make that proud boast' TOM ROBINSON, BBC 6 MUSIC '....such an original and engaging album DAILY TELEGRAPH, TOP 10 CDs 'A brilliantly realised piece of work' fROOTS 'they scream originality.. SPIRAL EARTH ..a celestial, otherworldy quality, elegant and graceful " R2 MAGAZINE Mishaped Pearls on stage at 9.00 pm. WATCH MISHAPED PEARLS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FT0IxcFS0GA WEBSITE: www.mishapedpearls.org Alt-folk duo Sandtimer support with a short opening set a 8.15 pm. Placing a decisive emphasis on intricate guitar lines, close vocal harmonies and sparse, Appalachian-influenced arrangements, Sandtimer released Different Seas with Folkstock Records in 2015, followed by the independently released Mackerel at the end of 2016. Bboth releases reveivd extensive airplay on BBC 6Music and BBC Introducing. As a performing duo, they have toured the UK acoustic circuit frequently and, in 2016, ventured to west Canada for their first tour abroad. WATCH SANDTIMER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JANj_WW5vtM&index=2&list=PL5-qt1gCcKiXysNDccAsgLzWeOC9cPyHc

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The Mae Trio

on Thu, 28 Sep 2017 at Maidstone The Bowerhouse 7:30am

​The trio are Maggie Rigby (banjo, ukulele, guitar and vocals), sister Elsie Rigby (violin, ukulele and vocals and Anita Hillman (cello, bass and vocals). Their debut album, Housewarming, released in 2013 features songs that the trio had written before they even finished school earned hem Folk Alliance Australia Youth Award and NFSA Folk Recording of the Year and carried them on a bigger wave than they could ever have imagined. Leaving behind two half finished university degrees and one steady primary school teaching job the Trio took to the road for the last two years touring Australia, Canada, USA and Europe with performances at the Hydro Stadium at Celtic Connection, Glasgow, Americana Folk Festival, Nashville, Cambridge Folk Festival, UK Edmonton Folk Festival, Canada, and Port Fairy and National Folk Festivals, Australia. their highly melodic, immaculately crafted songs are arranged to use the diverse instrumental talents of its members, their angelic lead voices and, most pertinently, their exquisite vocal harmony The Australian "the Mae Trio were easily the breakout act at Folk Alliance" The Bluegrass Situation "The Mae Trio has made a meteoric mark on the national acoustic music scene" Rhythms

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London Klezmer Quartet

on Thu, 28 Sep 2017 at Croydon The Oval Tavern 8:00pm

KLQ brings their new release "To the Tavern" to the tavern! Croydon's Oval Tavern, that is! This is klezmer at its most beguiling and seductive, dynamic, exuberant and accomplished. Hear the subtleties of the original Eastern European tradition, combined with a kick-the-chairs-over ability to party featuring old and new traditional material guaranteed to move audiences from toe-tapping to tears and back again in moments. If you've enjoyed the Trans-Siberian Brass Band, or Geoff Berner at this venue recently, you'll love their music. Tickets £5 on the door or £4.99 from www.we.gottickets.com/theukulele Approx. stage times: 8 pm - official doors (but you are welcome to have a drink and something to eat before this time: the pub opens at noon!) 8.15pm - we hope to have an interesting support act. Watch this space 9.00pm London Klezmer Quartet.

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Chris Farlowe With Miller Anderson & Bob Brookes

on Thu, 28 Sep 2017 at Littlehampton The Empress 7:30am

A SECOND GIG ADDED IN THE AREA (BY POPULAR DEMAND) FOR ALL THOSE WHO WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GET IN AT THE JOHN SELDEN! British blues legend Chris Farlowe joins veteran of Woodstock Miller Anderson and Sussex Desperate Dan Band frontman Bob Brookes for an evening of Blues Rnb and Gospel in an intimate 100 seater venue( So get your tickets quick) those of you who know of Chris Farlowe will remember 'Out of Time' & 'Handbags and Gladrags' Chris Farlowe moved to Andrew Loog Oldham's Immediate label and recorded eleven singles, five of which were cover versions of Rolling Stones songs including Paint It, Black, Think, Ride On, Baby, (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction, and Out of Time, which reached no. 1 (1966) in the UK Singles Chart.[1] He recorded four more singles, the best known of which is Mike d'Abo's Handbags and Gladrags.[2] and My Way Of Giving, a cover of a Small Faces album track written by Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane. Apart from pursuing his own solo career, Miller Anderson 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 Along with The Desperate Dan Band Bob Brookes 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). The trio take to the stage at 8.30pm with the help of Frazer Wigg / Keyboards, Jim Barr /Bass & Marianne Hiller-Brook / Drums

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Soundbox Presents Luke Jackson

on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 at Chester The Lock Keeper 7:30pm

'Luke Jackson has an incredibly mature and expressive voice that can holler the blues or give sensitive treatment to his own more personal tales' R2 magazine With a bold, distinctive voice and a sweet, percussive guitar style, Luke is a confident and captivating live performer. He has a strong cross-over, rootsy appeal, and won Fatea's Male Artist of the Year 2014, and again in 2016. His debut album 'More Than Boys', produced by the acclaimed Welsh singer-songwriter Martyn Joseph, was released in 2012 to great reviews, as was the follow-up 'Fumes and Faith' in early 2014. In 2015 he released 'This Family Tree', a seven-track EP recorded with his trio, and November 2016 saw the release of Luke's third full studio album, 'Tall Tales and Rumours' to universal critical acclaim, which Maverick, in a 5-star review, described as a brilliant, thoughtful album Jackson shows talent beyond his years.

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Irish Night With Donal Maguire, Racker Donnelly & Thomas Mccarthy (replacing Gerry O'reilly)

on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:00pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm, with a set from each of the three headliners. * There are no concessionary tickets for this concert. * Tickets on the door (where still available) will be priced at £10. * 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. * 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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Hannah Sanders And Ben Savage (this Is An Oak Room Concert)

on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 at Stony Stratford The Cock Hotel (Marquee Suite) 7:30pm

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Nancy Kerr & James Fagan

on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 at Bamford Village Institute 7:00pm

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Rainbow Girls

on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

Rainbow Girls is a collaborative of songwriters, multi-instrumentalists, vocalists, and California natives who've spent the last 4 years touring Europe and the US as a rock n' roll band, but who've recently returned to their folkier roots by embarking on a house concert tour across America. This new trio version of the band (Erin Chapin, Caitlin Gowdey, & Vanessa May) highlights their rich harmonies, ageless songwriting, and soulful, bluesy sound at its rawest form. The ladies came together at an underground open mic in Santa Barbara, CA in December of 2010 and spent the following summer busking and couch surfing around Europe.  Since then they have released two studio albums, toured the US and Europe extensively, and simultaneously developed two different forms of performing: 1) an electric, rock n' roll, foot stomping spectacular enticing people to get naked, let loose, and dance wildly; and 2) an intimate and acoustic set based around their unique harmonies and folkier roots. For this tour of the UK they will be in their 3 piece acoustic form bringing some Californian aural sunshine to Newbury.

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Rainbow Girls

on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

Rainbow Girls is a collaborative of songwriters, multi-instrumentalists, vocalists, and California natives who've spent the last 4 years touring Europe and the US as a rock n' roll band, but who've recently returned to their folkier roots by embarking on a house concert tour across America. This new trio version of the band (Erin Chapin, Caitlin Gowdey, & Vanessa May) highlights their rich harmonies, ageless songwriting, and soulful, bluesy sound at its rawest form. The ladies came together at an underground open mic in Santa Barbara, CA in December of 2010 and spent the following summer busking and couch surfing around Europe.  Since then they have released two studio albums, toured the US and Europe extensively, and simultaneously developed two different forms of performing: 1) an electric, rock n' roll, foot stomping spectacular enticing people to get naked, let loose, and dance wildly; and 2) an intimate and acoustic set based around their unique harmonies and folkier roots. For this tour of the UK they will be in their 3 piece acoustic form bringing some Californian aural sunshine to Newbury.

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Gerry Colvin

on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

"Gerry Colvin is a writer of great substance who is able to give us something that has been largely missing in English Music for a long time. His subjects and characters are clearly defined and his songs create strong images and stories which can make us both laugh and cry in the same breath. This man is unique and unforgettable. The songs are brilliant. He should be a household name. Go see him. Phil Beer, Show of Hands The hardest act to follow since the feeding of the 5,000!' Keith Donnelly In the 1970's Gerry joined pop band 'The Man Upstairs'. They released three singles and toured with 'The Smiths'. In the early 1980's he co-founded and fronted the legendary John Peel favourite skiffle-cowpunk indie outfit 'Terry & Gerry'. This seminal band toured Europe and the USA and appeared on countless Radio and TV shows including "The Tube" and "The Old Grey Whistle Test". Their five singles and album all reached No.1 in the indie charts. They wrote numerous theme tunes for Central TV and were the subject of a 30 minute documentary by the legendary film maker Norman Hull, which aired on British Television in July 1986. The quirky portrayal of their unique skiffle music and beloved Birmingham can be viewed here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVC_uGq5bSA In 2010 Cherry Red released 'Let's Get the Hell Back to Lubbock', the definitive 'Terry and Gerry' compilation In the early 1990's Gerry worked in Nashville as a professional songwriter and back in the UK collaborated with Alison Moyet, co-writing on an album project. He also penned numerous TV themes, three musicals, two film scores and wrote and presented for BBC Radio 2. His band 'Gerry Colvin's Inexperience', a fusion of Soul, R and B and Folk-Country, became a firm favourite on the College circuit. In 1993 Gerry formed the folk-pop band 'The Atlantics': they toured extensively including a slot at Glastonbury Festival where Gerry was compere, and appeared on BBC's 'Pebble Mill at One'. Colvin's other major project at this time was film music as vocalist with 'The National Screen Orchestra'; he also performed as a comedy double act with Hollywood superstar Mackenzie Crook. In 1995 Gerry co-founded the five piece folk band Colvinquarmby. They released six critically acclaimed albums and were voted best band at the prestigious Fairport Convention Cropredy Festival in 2009. In 2010 they won the Hancock Award for 'Best Live Folk Act'. In May 2013 Gerry was invited by New York producer and Robert Plant song collaborator Dave Barratt to record 'Revolution' for the 'Beatles complete on ukulele' album and website. In 2014 Gerry released a self-penned solo album 'Jazz Tales of Country Folk' followed by 'Six of One half a Dozen of the Other' in 2016 which features ten brand new original songs. . In 2015 Gerry reformed 'Terry and Gerry' and was invited to support Status Quo on a nationwide tour. Terry and Gerry also appeared at Glastonbury that year following the release of their new EP 'Dear John'. As well as his new album Gerry's book 'The Rabbits of Zakynthos' is due to be published later this year. The Gerry Colvin band were delighted to be invited to apprear at Cropredy 2017 to celebrate 50 years of Fairport Convention!! At Fairport Convention's Cropredy Festival 2017 Gerry will be joined by Jerome Davies on double Bass, Trish Power on accordion, Michael Keelan on violin and Lyndon Webb on guitar with special guests Anna Ryder and Marion Fleetwood. www.gerrycolvin.com

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Carnival Band 'around The World In 80 Tunes'

on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 at Winteringham Village Hall 7:30pm

First act in this year's Winteringham Music & Arts Festival and 700th Charter Celebrations. Parking alongside the hall, Event start time 8 pm Bar

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Oxbal Sept 2017

on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 at Oxford Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre 7:00pm

An evening of bal with the funky-fresh Peut-etre Jeanne and characterful Duo Mistral. Join us for the bal workshop at 7.30 to learn some basic steps or just as a refresher. The bal will begin with full force at 8.40pm and we welcome all players to play for dancing after the bal from 11.30pm.

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Kirk Fletcher

on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 at Leek Foxlowe Arts Centre 7:00pm

leek blues and americana presents....KIRK FLETCHER.Kirk Fletcher has a reputation as a bonafide can't-miss performer. His soulful playing and singing never fails to elicit chills, and his unique approach to blues and roots music is both refreshingly modern and completely authentic. Widely considered one of the best blues guitarists in the world, he has commanded the respect and acclaim of critics, peers and fans across the globe. Born and based in Los Angeles, California, Kirk is a four-time Blues Music Award and a 2015 British Blues Award nominee and has played with a variety of popular artists, including Joe Bonamassa and a three-year role as lead guitarist of The Fabulous Thunderbirds. He is also the frontman of his own Kirk Fletcher Band, having released three studio albums and a live album. A fourth studio album is currently in the works. "Kirk is hands-down one of the best blues guitarists in the world. Joe Bonamassa "Kirk fires off soulful, straight-from-the-heart solos that dazzle on big stages. ..Fletcher also blows people's minds when he's playing rhythm guitar. Guitar Player Magazine WITH SUPPORT FROM" Chris Bevington & friends have had a great 2016 so far and their reputation has helped them to establish the band as a top Professional Blues Band. The aim of 2016 was to promote the second album Better Start Cookin to a wider audience and hopefully attract more friends along the way. The highlights have been the support of Paul Jones BBC Radio 2 and the great Airplay he has given us as well as that, we have loved playing at some of the best Festivals in the UK and appearing at The Upton , Cambridge and Colne Festivals has been a fantastic Experience The planning for Album Number 3 has already started and we hope to start very soon and the involvement and Song writing abilities of Jim Kirkpatrick and Scott Ralph is sure to build upon the great feedback we have received for Album No 2, so for us all , it's very exciting times." STARTS 7.30 PM £14.

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Diz 'honeybear' Watson / Orleans Avenue Piano Nights

on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

The legendary Diz 'Honeybear' Watson has played with Alexis Corner, Clarence 'Frogman' Henry, Chas & Dave and even opened for the Rolling Stones. In the early 80's he toured and recorded with legendary New Orleans pianist/singer, Dr.John which resulted in the live album, 'Such A Night'. Diz also had success with his ACE records hit 'Bluecoat Man'. Diz is a quintessential exponent of New Orleans Barrelhouse, Rock n' Roll, Rhythm & Blues and Boogie Woogie. Witty story telling and rockin' piano go hand in hand. Do not miss this opportunity to catch a legend at the Greystones. September 29th at 8pm.

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Crows

on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 at Guildford Institute 7:30pm

Crows were one of the most popular groups on the folk scene in the late '70's and early '80's. The band's combination of four strong voices and expert musicianship plus its exciting arrangements of traditional songs and the songwriting skills of Ryan/Patterson Crows, regularly headlined festivals and concerts around the country and were mainstays of the folk club circuit. Following the untimely death, in 2013, of founder member Ralph Jordan previously unreleased radio recordings were discovered and a 'new' album, Time To Rise, was released in 2016 to enthusiastic reviews. Three of the second line-up of the original group remain in this Crows revival. James Patterson plays guitar and renews the powerful vocal blend with Mick Ryan; Dave Bordewey plays fiddle and cittern, and adds his astonishing high harmony lines to the vocal mix. Finally, the inimitable Paul Downes, on guitar, mando-cello, mandolin, banjo and harmonies, takes over from Ralph. All four are well known and highly respected performers in their own right. TICKET PRICE INCLUDES FREE 2017/18 MEMBERSHIP

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Fara (start Time 8pm)

on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Fara brings together four emerging musicians at the forefront of today's young Scottish folk scene - Jennifer Austin, Kristan Harvey, Jeana Leslie and Catriona Price. They play three fiddles and a piano to produce a fiery sound rooted in their Orkney musical upbringing. Vibrant arrangements, rich harmonies and instrumental talent characterise their music and guarantee an exciting experience to any audience. With a mixture of self-penned and traditional Orkney tunes sung with stunning vocals, Fara produce a truly individual sound.

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Fara (start Time 8pm)

on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Fara brings together four emerging musicians at the forefront of today's young Scottish folk scene - Jennifer Austin, Kristan Harvey, Jeana Leslie and Catriona Price. They play three fiddles and a piano to produce a fiery sound rooted in their Orkney musical upbringing. Vibrant arrangements, rich harmonies and instrumental talent characterise their music and guarantee an exciting experience to any audience. With a mixture of self-penned and traditional Orkney tunes sung with stunning vocals, Fara produce a truly individual sound.

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Fara (start Time 8pm)

on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Fara brings together four emerging musicians at the forefront of today's young Scottish folk scene - Jennifer Austin, Kristan Harvey, Jeana Leslie and Catriona Price. They play three fiddles and a piano to produce a fiery sound rooted in their Orkney musical upbringing. Vibrant arrangements, rich harmonies and instrumental talent characterise their music and guarantee an exciting experience to any audience. With a mixture of self-penned and traditional Orkney tunes sung with stunning vocals, Fara produce a truly individual sound.

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Lady Nade

on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 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. -------- "Whatever the aliment, Lady Nade is the curea satin voice." Sam Bonham -BBC Introducing "Nina Simone inspired Vocals Isa Jeward -The Guardian/Observer Her intoxicating vocal is one of a kind, sort of sonic smoke.. Memorable Indeed -Gavin Martin - The Mirror Lady Nade 'Clear-eyed- Open Hearted -Hard To Forget Bristol-based musician Lady Nade is set to release her third album single 'Waiting For You' (Kitchen Studios) with her band Dan Everett- Double Bass, Seb Gutiez - Electric Guitar and Mike Cooper- Drums. It will follow hot on the heels of heartbreaking lead single, 'Hard To Forget ' described by Sam Bain from BBC's Peep show as 'Beautifully perfect' and Unique and wonderful Ian Matthews - Kasabian Lady Nade is a blues, soul and folk-influenced singer-songwriter. Her Debut album 'Hard To Forget' has already been acclaimed by local press gaining airplay on BBC2 Dermot' O Leary, Tom Robinson's BBC6 Fresh Net show and BBC Bristol's Introducing. Lady Nade has performed in countless locations, from underground bars to festival fields, concert venues to European cities. In 2016 Lady Nade was awarded 'Amazing Radio' Audition Winner, which led to her nomination as an 'Across The Pond' US-featured artist, bringing her music to a North American audience. Her increasing profile has earned her endorsement from Taylor Guitars and from Icon Films Bristol and meant that she has had a busy 12 months, full of hotly-tipped shows, including spectacular performances at Cambridge Folk Festival, Jools Holland Radio London, BBC6musicFestival, How The Light Gets in and Bestival Festivals. Waiting For you will be released in connection with the Secret Gardens of Kilver Court and Taylor Guitars. limited physical addition 'Waiting For You' Signed Singles will be available. Support From DAN EVERETT DAN EVERETT Dan Everett captures both the rootsiness of Americana and folk and the rhythmic sensibility of soul and jazz through his soaring voice and intricate acoustic-guitar playing. He will be releasing his first full-length album in September and will spend the second half of 2017 touring a series of dual-headline shows with Bristol singer-songwriter, Lady Nade (with whom he also plays double-bass). Dan is often found leading his listeners into realm of the surreal and mysterious. His guitar technique is an entirely unique combination of finger-picking and percussive hand tapping, creating swirling polyrhythms and melodic patterns. his storytelling love loss and hope echoes of Tim Buckley and Nick Drake however Dan is a songwriter in his own right and has gained recognition from the likes of Bob Harris on BBC radio 2, Cerys Matthews on Radio 6, The Guardian and the Times for his performances with The Billet Doux, who continue to tour the UK and continental Europe. Dan Everett has played countless festivals throughout the UK and Europe, including Glastonbury, Loopallu, and Wilderness festivals.

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Tim Edey Acoustic Evening

on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 at Oare St Peter's Church 7:00pm

An Evening of Acoustic Music with Time Edey in aid of St Peter's Church Oare

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Solarference & Rosa Rebecca

on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 at Exeter Cygnet Theatre 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 7.30pm. Singers and sound artists Nick Janaway and Sarah Owen perform a genre-defying mix of live sampling and traditional folk song, with voice at the heart of the music. Arresting, atmospheric and thrilling Dolarference are one of the most original acts playing English folk music froots magazine Rosa Rebecka Not only an outstanding vocalist but also a truly original songwriter, Rosa Rebecka produces finely crafted songs which mix haunting narrative storytelling with sublime musicality.

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Barry Melton And Stephane Missri

on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 at Sheffield The Dorothy Pax 7:00pm

On friday 29 September, the honey bee blues club is proud and excited to present 'Country Joe and the Fish' guitarist Barry 'The Fish' Melton and, from Paris, Stephane Missri, at Sheffields newest bar,The Dorothy Pax. This will be a unique and intimate gig with a ltd capacity, so it will be by ticket only, available from the Dorothy Pax, Honey Bee gigs and wegottickets from wednesday 3 August. This will be a good 'un. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxdLGhSfiMA

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The Coal Porters

on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 at Llanidloes The Old Mill 7:30pm

The Old Mill High Street, Llanidloes, SY18 6BZ Doors 7.30pm Show starts 8pm http://oldmillbar.co.uk/contact/

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Tipsy Gypsy Presents Op Sa! + Guests

on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

Bone-shaking and beautiful Balkan Brass and Gypsy with the Op Sa! Balkan Band exploring and expanding their fine repertoire of originals, also playing classic songs with roots in the Serbian Kolo, the Turkish Cocek and beyond!

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Johnny Dickenson

on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

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Howdenjones

on Sat, 30 Sep 2017 at Finstock Village Hall 7:30pm

Doors from 7.30pm, performance from 8.00pm. Bar. Evenlode Folk presents HowdenJones Stripped back, gritty, often poignant, sometimes humorous, observations that reflect life's ups and downs, Kate and Paul's current show is a family friendly mixture of songs, tunes and stories that has the audience joining in, singing along, and laughing as they share their travelling experiences through their music and northern-tinged banter. With powerful harmony, skilled musicianship and beautiful arrangements, they write all their own material and between them play, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo and bodhran. www.howdenjones.co.uk/

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Bush Gothic

on Sat, 30 Sep 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Bush Gothic :: rebellious australian tradition Australian counter-culture folk band, Bush Gothic return to England to play the main stage at Homegathering, a festival curated by The Unthanks, plus a tour in support of their new single and music clip Jim Jones. With a 5 Star review in BBC Music Magazine and fRoots Album of the Year Runner Up 2016, Bush Gothic assert their rebellious intentions by lovingly re-arranging traditional Australian folk music until the unfashionable is transformed into daring beauty. Defiantly modern, achingly old, this most daring of bands perform songs of criminal women and desperate men from an era of transportation, adventure and gold. The Guardian described fiddle-singer and band leader Jenny M. Thomas as an 'Edgy rising folk star' and together with double bassist Dan Witton and drummer Chris Lewis they will tour the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. 'Masterfulinspired. Bush Gothic capture the dark heart in Australian folk songs.' fRoots 'A knowing postmodern aesthetic with arrangements that variously soothe, stir and surprise. Bush Gothic dive deep into the Australian national psyche and give its chain a yank' - Songlines 4 STARS 'Gorgeous and hauntingBush Gothic are clued into the kind of reinterpretation that one might find in England's new generation of folk performers such as Jim Moray.' - RootsWorld

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Megson

on Sat, 30 Sep 2017 at Faringdon The Barber Rooms 7:00pm

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

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Eric Taylor In Concert

on Sat, 30 Sep 2017 at Upper BasildonSt Stephens Church 7:00pm

Emmy nominated in 2016, and all the way from Texas to Upper Basildon in West Berkshire. Both Lyle Lovett and Nancy Griffith quote Eric as a major influence, and both have worked with him and recorded his material. Come and see why for yourself. One of only a few dates in the UK, this will be a magnificent evening's entertainment and is not to be missed. Doors and Bar 7pm, Music 8pm. Early bird tickets at £12 Adult & £8 Age 14-17 on sale until 2nd Sept. Full price at £15 & £8 thereafter.

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Eric Taylor In Concert

on Sat, 30 Sep 2017 at Upper BasildonSt Stephens Church 7:00pm

Emmy nominated in 2016, and all the way from Texas to Upper Basildon in West Berkshire. Both Lyle Lovett and Nancy Griffith quote Eric as a major influence, and both have worked with him and recorded his material. Come and see why for yourself. One of only a few dates in the UK, this will be a magnificent evening's entertainment and is not to be missed. Doors and Bar 7pm, Music 8pm. Early bird tickets at £12 Adult & £8 Age 14-17 on sale until 2nd Sept. Full price at £15 & £8 thereafter.

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John Verity Band

on Sat, 30 Sep 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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The Aurora Chanson Trio

on Sat, 30 Sep 2017 at Melton Mowbray Eastwell Village Hall 7:00pm

A tour de force of French retro, the Aurora Chanson Trio will transport you back to the Paris of yesteryear for an evening of superb entertainment. With her exceptional voice and stage presence Aurora will take you on a journey through Gay Paris, from the cobbled streets of Montmartre to the Parisien cafés with their old-fashioned charm and romance. Her extensive repertoire includes famous and not so famous French songs - from "Les Feuilles Mortes" (Autumn Leaves) to "La Mer" (Beyond The Sea).

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Kultura Music Festival

on Sat, 30 Sep 2017 at Manchester Ukrainian Club 7:00pm

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Sam Carter

on Sat, 30 Sep 2017 at Sutton Benger Village Hall 7:15pm

Since being named Best Newcomer at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Sam Carter has been stirring audiences from Camden to Canada and has worked with the best amongst the folk/roots genre. Described as 'the finest English-style finger-picking guitarist of his generation' by Bellowhead's Jon Boden, this is your opportunity to join him for an intimate solo show. 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 Salvor, 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. Sam's most recent solo album 'How The City Sings' (2016) captures this fervently admired singer, songwriter and guitarist at his most passionate and moving. It features twelve songs that are at times affectingly intimate and at others brimming with righteous rage. As the album formed, Sam began to notice these songs were shot through with images and aspects of London. After ten years living in the capital it had become not only the backdrop but a central player in the parts of his life these lyrics detailed. Unconsciously How The City Sings became a way of processing where he was, in every sense. What's important to me about the record is that my experiences and what I sing about have become inseparable. I'm writing about my own life but also trying to give voice to the lives of others. How the City Sings is the most personal album of Sam Carter's career, and when songs are this heartfelt and true they connect with us all. Sam is an independent artist and has five releases to date, all self-released under Captain Records Here In The Ground EP (2008), Keepsakes (2009), The No Testament (2012), Live At The Union Chapel EP (2012) and How The City Sings (2016) available on CD from HMV, Amazon and other online retailers with the exception of Live At The Union Chapel EP which is exclusively available on CD on Sam's website and at shows. QUOTES 'like one of his heroes Richard Thompson, Carter has the ability to enthral with just one climactic chord when he moves effortlessly into rock guitar mode and the jagged contrast with his softer side makes it all the more effective he has such an abundance of natural talent, and you will him on all the way' fRoots 'Sam Carter is a brilliant guitarist and songwriter who combines the observational with social comment and personal reflection' **** Songlines '[Carter] continues to combine present-day lyrical themes and his versatile folk-based approach with skill and ease'
 Guitarist 'One of the most gifted acoustic guitarists of his generation' Mike Harding, Radio 2 'A sophisticated blender of ancient and modern' Uncut

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Rock 'n' Rollin' Blues Party With Cryin' Out Loud And Uncle Buck In Aid Of Skillway

on Sat, 30 Sep 2017 at Godalming Wilfrid Noyce Community Centre 7:00pm

This show is in aid of Godalming based charity SKILLWAY Vocational Workshops. www.skillway.org.uk A double header featuring Cryin' Out Loud www.cryinoutloud.com and Uncle Buck. www.unclebuckband.com Doors open at 7pm and music from 8pm until 11pm. There will be a fully licensed bar and food available. . Free parking after 6.30pm in adjacent carpark.' We're supporting the brilliant Godalming charity Skillway Vocational Workshops. Skillway provides hands-on training for disadvantaged local young people in practical workshop skills - including carpentry, metalwork, basic engineering, stonework and creative arts. Volunteer skilled craftsmen prepare students for the chance of further vocational training and work opportunities. Come down party and support this great local charity!

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Lianne Hall

on Sat, 30 Sep 2017 at Newcastle Cumberland Arms (Byker) 7:30pm

Lianne Hall is a Berlin-based musician. While her sound may be largely country-esque and folk-inspired, her soul is built on a punk rock foundation. Lianne, described by John Peel as One of the great English voices, used to be in the legendary all-female punk band Witchknot. Since then she has played solo and as Pico, Broken Heart Club and Haunted House. Lianne has also collaborated with lots of different artists including d_rradio (deathrowradio), Paul Hartnoll (Orbital), FITH and DJ Marcelle. Lianne has toured extensively in the UK, mainland Europe and Canada and the U.S. Her discography includes two solo studio albums and two collaboration albums of which the latest, 'Brave the Woods' released on Woodland Recordings is a beautifully produced collection of dark, electronic pop songs. In March 2017 Lianne released her third solo studio album, 'The Caretaker' which was recorded live and direct to analogue tape in the summer of 2015 in Berlin at Lowswing studios. Support is provide by Mush and Nev Clay. Mush is a progressive rock & alternative folk band, from Newcastle upon Tyne and is made up of long term collaborators Nicky Rushton and Sarah Van Jellie. Nev Clay lives near Newcastle and is a mental health nurse. He's been clarting around the local music scene for many years.

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Purple Zeppelin

on Sat, 30 Sep 2017 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

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Purple Zeppelin

on Sat, 30 Sep 2017 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

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Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards

on Sat, 30 Sep 2017 at Meltham Community Hub 7:30pm

Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards combine the best of folk, rock & roll, Cajun, bluegrass and pop, with phenomenal instrumental virtuosity and catchy grooves. This dynamic and multi-talented band is led by California singer, songwriter and fiddle player Laura Cortese, ably backed by cellist Valerie Thompson and fiddler Jenna Moynihan. They'll also be joined by a guest double bassist for their next UK tour. With sophisticated string arrangements and rich vocal harmonies complementing Cortese's powerful voice, the Dance Cards are a seriously impressive live act whether on a large festival stage or in an intimate club this is post-folk that seriously rocks! Doors 7:30pm, concert from 8pm. There will be a licensed bar. The Carlile Institute in Meltham is a beautiful Victorian building with an attractive 1st-floor concert room. This community owned venue is the perfect setting for intimate concerts. There is full accessibility with a modern lift as well as the original grand staircase, and a free car park directly behind the venue. For more information visit lauracortese.net truenorthpromotions.co.uk

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Kim Lowings And The Greenwood

on Sat, 30 Sep 2017 at Packington Memorial 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 group began as a collective in 2011 with Kim and her Dad, Andrew. Since then the Greenwood has become an established four-piece on the British folk scene. Their new album, 'Wild & Wicked Youth', will be released this Autumn. "Absolutely captivating" -R2 Magazine ★★★★
 "British folk music continues to remain in very good hands" - Folk Radio UK "Beautiful singing" - Jackie Oates "Expect great things to come" - Paul Sartin "Beautiful and enchanting" - Living Tradition "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 Support from Road Not Taken

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Kac In Association With Kontra Roots Promotions Present: Threaded Supported By Ady Johnson

on Sat, 30 Sep 2017 at Kettering Arts Centre, St Andrew's Church 7:00pm

KAC In association with Kontra Roots Promotions present: Threaded Supported by Ady Johnson Saturday 30th September 2017 Tickets £8 or £9 on the night Doors open 7pm 7:30pm start THREADED Following their sensational concert at Kettering Arts Centre two years ago, we're delighted to welcome back this superb acoustic trio who are among the most popular of all our acts. With the unique instrumental lineup of clarinet, violin and guitar, Threaded create a distinctive and mesmerising sound that is impossible to pigeonhole: a stunning fusion of classical, folk and world music that is quite unlike anything else. From a classically trained background but with a love for folk and acoustic music, this young and inspired trio sought to combine their passions into one musical experience. This has culminated in a highly original creative ensemble with an eclectic array of styles and influences featuring beautiful melodic lines, combined with stylistic harmonies, atmospheric counter melodies and carefully crafted riffs. The balance between these three musicians is sublime, and rapturous reactions to their performances give every indication that they are heading for the very top. www.threadedmusic.com ADY JOHNSON A fabulous singer-songwriter whose instantly catchy songs, deft guitar work, and powerful, gritty vocals have earned him rave reviews, national radio airplay, and appearances at major festivals and venues throughout the UK. A great talent and a great performer. www.adyjohnson.co.uk

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Slim Cessna's Auto Club

on Sat, 30 Sep 2017 at Southend The Railway Hotel 8:00pm

All the way from Denver, Colorado I give you Slim Cessna's Auto Club. A wicked 6 piece band. Instruments used include drums, upright bass, pedal steel, banjos, piano, guitar, vocals and stories. They're part of the same Denver scene as and share band members with Woven Hand and 16 Horsepower. Dark Americana with a twist in the same vein as Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and The Handsome Family. https://www.facebook.com/slimcessnasautoclub/ Supporting this fantastic band will be the equally fantastic Lucky Strikes. Playing also blues/ garage/ americana, spaghetti-western, fiddle powered, howlin', heavin' rock and roll. The Strikes are local lads from Southend but who tour quite regularly so it's great to catch em in our home town when given the chance. "Like the Waterboys on trucker pills." https://www.facebook.com/TheLuckyStrikesOfficial/

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The Ben Somers String Band

on Sat, 30 Sep 2017 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 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Original and traditional , bluegrass, old time and modern acoustic music. The band comprises four musicians from around Europe and is led by London based musician Ben Somers who has worked with the likes of Seal, Dr John, Dizzee Rascal, Bruce Molsky, Taylor Swift, Dirk Powell, Bruce Molsky, Imelda May and more. Ben Somers double bass/sax/vocals- London Evan Davies Mandolin/Vocals-Leeds Marius Pibarot Fiddle/Vocals-Paris Dorian Ricaux Guitar/Vocals -Lyons

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Tom Mcconville And Martyn Wyndham-read

on Sat, 30 Sep 2017 at Alstonefield Village Hall 7:30pm

Charity event raising funds for The Lisieux Trust (Supporting the disabled in the community) Ticket price includes interval refreshments. ALL proceeds and bar profits will go to the charity! Licensed Bar

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Alice Phelps & Danny Wallington

on Sat, 30 Sep 2017 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... Alice Phelps and Danny Wallington met through the wonderful Bacon Street musical Sunday sessions. Since then have been getting a steady jazz and blues repertoire together with Danny on piano and Alice on vocals. Danny is a wonderful stride pianist with beautiful light inflections throughout his playing. Alice is a Multi-instrumentalist usually found to be singing behind the harp, piano or guitar, so enjoy this one off with her just performing vocally.

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Defiance Sessions Presents Alun Parry

on Sat, 30 Sep 2017 at Glossop Labour Club 7:30pm

"an incurable champion of ordinary people." R2 MAGAZINE Alun Parry is a socially conscious storytelling songwriter. His hopeful, uplifting folk songs tell inspiring stories of social and personal change. He makes you smile as he makes you think. His songs and sound reflect the special geography of his Liverpool hometown. The foot stomping lilt of nearby Ireland. The gritty North American folk style of troubadours like Woody Guthrie. All laced with a Lennonesque twang. Musically he has been compared to Billy Bragg, Steve Earle, Woody Guthrie, and Christy Moore. Yet "folk singer" is only the half of it. The Scouse singer songwriter is also a thinker, a rebel, a catalyst, a creator. He has been described as a Renaissance man with a questing, inquisitive spirit." In his songs, he chooses immaculately researched historical subject matter. They burst with clever, tension-filled drama and lyrical ambition. His work is a defiant and rousing celebration of the human spirit. He delves into social history to shed light on hidden injustices that still resonate today. He makes the everyday experiences of ordinary people feel heroic. His love songs explore the complex and sometimes eccentric struggles of love and relationships. Given his music's streetwise character, it's apt that his own career began as an award winning street busker. He is now on his 7th record release. With a rare ability to tell big stories with humour and hope, his music and live performances energise audiences and raise the spirit.

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Defiance Sessions Presents Alun Parry

on Sat, 30 Sep 2017 at Glossop Labour Club 7:30pm

"an incurable champion of ordinary people." R2 MAGAZINE Alun Parry is a socially conscious storytelling songwriter. His hopeful, uplifting folk songs tell inspiring stories of social and personal change. He makes you smile as he makes you think. His songs and sound reflect the special geography of his Liverpool hometown. The foot stomping lilt of nearby Ireland. The gritty North American folk style of troubadours like Woody Guthrie. All laced with a Lennonesque twang. Musically he has been compared to Billy Bragg, Steve Earle, Woody Guthrie, and Christy Moore. Yet "folk singer" is only the half of it. The Scouse singer songwriter is also a thinker, a rebel, a catalyst, a creator. He has been described as a Renaissance man with a questing, inquisitive spirit." In his songs, he chooses immaculately researched historical subject matter. They burst with clever, tension-filled drama and lyrical ambition. His work is a defiant and rousing celebration of the human spirit. He delves into social history to shed light on hidden injustices that still resonate today. He makes the everyday experiences of ordinary people feel heroic. His love songs explore the complex and sometimes eccentric struggles of love and relationships. Given his music's streetwise character, it's apt that his own career began as an award winning street busker. He is now on his 7th record release. With a rare ability to tell big stories with humour and hope, his music and live performances energise audiences and raise the spirit.

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Show Of Hands

on Sat, 30 Sep 2017 at Totnes St Andrew's Church 7:15pm

Concert start time: 8.00pm (doors 7.15pm) Show of Hands with Miranda Sykes and featuring special guest Kirsty Merryn will be previewing The Cathedrals Tour 2017 at St Andrew's Church, Harberton, All concert proceeds to the newly formed Harberton Church Community Fund (reg. charity 1172549) for the upkeep of this impressive 14th C building and the promotion of its use for community purposes in the future. NB: For full details, including FREE PARKING, disabled access and facilities, pre-concert pre-booked 2-course set meal available from the Church House Inn from 5.00pm etc. please see www.harbertonfolk.co.uk. There will be no bar in the church, but the pub is a few steps from the church door and drinks can be taken into the church. Unreserved seating - We cannot guarantee that anyone making a mixed ticket purchase (i.e. unrestricted- and restricted-view seats) will get adjacent seats. The seating is mostly fixed pews, many (but not all) with thin cushioning, so those who may feel in need of more comfort for the lower regions may wish to bring a cushion. More than two decades on the road, twenty-five album releases, two Honorary Doctorates, three BBC Folk Awards, four Royal Albert Hall sell-outs and tours in fourteen countries from America to Australia. Show of Hands have unequivocally become one of the leading forces in British folk England's finest and most popular roots duo and something of a 'people's band', regularly voicing the hopes, fears and life stories of scores of people in song. Steve Knightley and Phil Beer are respectively recognised as one of the UK's best singer songwriters and one of its finest multi instrumentalists. Without frills or fanfares they have carved a unique niche built on a carefully constructed cottage industry and become one of the most in-demand bands on the circuit. Their sound is rounded out by the vibrant double-bass and vocals of the talented Miranda Sykes, now practically a third member of the band. Performing at its passionate peak, the audience reap the benefit of the years of regular touring which has seen Show of Hands build a strong and wide grassroots support; they pace their show perfectly and remain professional to the core without ever slipping into slickness. Everyone who encounters them is in for a real treat.

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Show Of Hands

on Sat, 30 Sep 2017 at Totnes St Andrew's Church 7:15pm

Concert start time: 8.00pm (doors 7.15pm) Show of Hands with Miranda Sykes and featuring special guest Kirsty Merryn will be previewing The Cathedrals Tour 2017 at St Andrew's Church, Harberton, All concert proceeds to the newly formed Harberton Church Community Fund (reg. charity 1172549) for the upkeep of this impressive 14th C building and the promotion of its use for community purposes in the future. NB: For full details, including FREE PARKING, disabled access and facilities, pre-concert pre-booked 2-course set meal available from the Church House Inn from 5.00pm etc. please see www.harbertonfolk.co.uk. There will be no bar in the church, but the pub is a few steps from the church door and drinks can be taken into the church. Unreserved seating - We cannot guarantee that anyone making a mixed ticket purchase (i.e. unrestricted- and restricted-view seats) will get adjacent seats. The seating is mostly fixed pews, many (but not all) with thin cushioning, so those who may feel in need of more comfort for the lower regions may wish to bring a cushion. More than two decades on the road, twenty-five album releases, two Honorary Doctorates, three BBC Folk Awards, four Royal Albert Hall sell-outs and tours in fourteen countries from America to Australia. Show of Hands have unequivocally become one of the leading forces in British folk England's finest and most popular roots duo and something of a 'people's band', regularly voicing the hopes, fears and life stories of scores of people in song. Steve Knightley and Phil Beer are respectively recognised as one of the UK's best singer songwriters and one of its finest multi instrumentalists. Without frills or fanfares they have carved a unique niche built on a carefully constructed cottage industry and become one of the most in-demand bands on the circuit. Their sound is rounded out by the vibrant double-bass and vocals of the talented Miranda Sykes, now practically a third member of the band. Performing at its passionate peak, the audience reap the benefit of the years of regular touring which has seen Show of Hands build a strong and wide grassroots support; they pace their show perfectly and remain professional to the core without ever slipping into slickness. Everyone who encounters them is in for a real treat.

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Botswana Independence Day Celebration

on Sat, 30 Sep 2017 at London The Stables (Greenwich Carers Centre) 6:00pm

A night of live Botswana music, speeches and delicious food.

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Lupercalia - Ceilidh

on Sat, 30 Sep 2017 at Bishopston Church of the Good Shepherd Hall 7:30pm

Come for an evening of music and dance at a ceilidh (barn dance) at the Church of the Good Shepherd Hall on Saturday 30th September with the band Lupercalia. All ages welcome, under 16s free of charge. This is a public event run in conjunction with Bristol's very own Pigsty Morris who are celebrating their 30th birthday with a whole day of dance and music. **** There will be no bar at this event, but feel free to bring your own drinks. Tickets will remain on sale on this site until around 6pm on Friday 29th September (or until they are sold out). Any remaining tickets will be available on the door for £7

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Crh Music Presents Slaid Cleaves

on Sun, 1 Oct 2017 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

Slaid Cleaves' online biography says that he Grew up in Maine. Lives in Texas. Writes songs. Makes records. Travels around. Tries to be good. The simplicity of the statement disguises the fact that he's one of the most highly respected and talented songwriters in modern America, with a string of terrific releases and a devoted fanbase. Performing songs that can be funny, insightful, sensitive and hard-hitting, sometimes all at the same time, he's one of the few contemporary musicians who can be fairly compared to old masters like Woody Guthrie. A truly mesmerising performer. A master craftsman on the order of Guy Clark and John Prine Austin Chronicle. A magical performance from one of the best songwriters in the game No Depression

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Sally Barker In Concert

on Sun, 1 Oct 2017 at Oxford Jam Factory 7:00pm

The Jam Factory is excited to present an evening of contemporary songs from one of the premier voices from the UK music scene. We welcome the opportunity to hear the 2014 runner-up in national TV's 'The Voice' in our intimate 'studio' setting. This is an unreserved seated performance - hope to see you there! Please note there is limited street parking around the venue.

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State Of The Union (boo Hewerdine & Brooks Williams)

on Sun, 1 Oct 2017 at Edinburgh The Voodoo Rooms 7:30pm

An intimate & up close evening with the wonderful duo State of the Union (Boo Hewerdine & Brooks Williams). Hewerdine is an English songwriter and lead singer of indie legends the Bible. Williams is a slide guitar wizard from Statsboro, Georgia, USA. Their plan was to record an album using vintage mics and equipment live in just 5 days. After a day and a half they realised they had finished. Recorded in the order you hear on the record, the aim was to capture the sound of two guitarists and singers from completely different backgrounds working together in harmony. The result was even better than they had hoped for. Hewerdine has had his songs recorded by such artists as Eddi Reader, kd Lang, Jerry Douglas, Kris Drever, Heidi Talbot. Over the course of 17 albums Williams has secured a peerless reputation as a songwriter as well as being recognised as one of the world's best guitarists. Listen to their cover of Petshop Boys Rent and you will hear perfectly what an exciting mix raw American acoustic slide guitar and English literate pop can achieve.

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Gerry Colvin Band

on Sun, 1 Oct 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 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 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. "Gerry Colvin is a writer of great substance who is able to give us something that has been largely missing in English Music for a long time. His subjects and characters are clearly defined and his songs create strong images and stories which can make us both laugh and cry in the same breath. This man is unique and unforgettable. The songs are brilliant. He should be a household name. Go see him. Phil Beer, Show of Hands

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Singers' Night (with Stage And Pa System)

on Sun, 1 Oct 2017 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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Mick Ryan And Paul Downes

on Sun, 1 Oct 2017 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

Strong vocals with Mick's acclaimed narrative songs, empathic guitar and banjo accompaniment from Paul.

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Jess Klein & Mike June

on Sun, 1 Oct 2017 at Cardiff 10 Feet Tall 7:00pm

Jess Klein The Rochester, NY native who now calls Hillsborough, NC her home began writing songs as a college student in Kingston, Jamaica. Before moving to North Carolina, Jess spent eight years soaking up the live music culture of Austin, TX. 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. Jess was named a 2015 Finalist in the highly regarded Kerrville New Folk Competition. Mike June A native of New Jersey, June started a his first band in 1999 and began playing in clubs in and around New York City. In 2002, he released his debut record, Crooked and followed it up with Lovesick in 2007. Since then, June has released two records: string-band stomper Exile on Wilson Street and the socio-political roots rocker Talkin' Revolution Blues. Both critically acclaimed records draw on June's experiences as a working-class American as well as his battles with addiction, depression and heartbreak. The songs on those records have found an audience not only in America, but across the Atlantic as well, "My story is the story of the everyday, average person: You work your ass off. You don't get paid enough. You don't get enough respect . You struggle to break even. And at the end of most days, you're left wondering if it's worth it. People everywhere connect with that. And more so these days.

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Luke Daniels 'revolve & Rotate'

on Sun, 1 Oct 2017 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

Described by Songlines as a future classic and by Acoustic Magazine as an enchanting delight ★★★★ award-winning singerand composer brings his solo show which uses an original 19thcentury Polyphon machine as part of the performance. Live, clockwork and sampled sound beautifully crafted into modern morality tales and intriguing instrumental music. Luke's work as a member of the Cara Dillon Band or Riverdance Orchestra sets his pedigree at the very highest level and promises a night of outstanding acoustic songs and music

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Joe Solo

on Sun, 1 Oct 2017 at Durham The Peoples Bookshop 3:30pm

Joe Solo is an award-winning musician, writer, poet, activist, broadcaster and washing machine engineer from Scarborough. His musical odyssey began in 1987 fronting a bash-em-out band at school, and has seen him play seven countries either as lynchpin of pop-punk upstarts Lithium Joe or hammering out his unique brand of Folk, Punk and Blues in his own right. In May 2015 Joe helped create WE SHALL OVERCOME, a campaign pushing for a positive response from the music community to the poverty and hardship inflicted on ordinary people by the government's austerity program. Since October 2015 the movement has organised more than 600 gigs in 135 towns and cities across 9 countries on 3 continents raising an estimated £225,000 in cash, food, clothing and bedding for those hardest hit. WSO scooped the 'People's Choice' gong at the annual Yorkshire Grassroots Music Awards on 16th October 2015, and on the back of his efforts The Morning Star named Solo 'Human Being of the Year'. In October 2016 Joe was awarded the 'Outstanding Songwriting' prize at Yorkshire Gig Guide Grassroots Music Awards for his work on the album 'Never Be Defeated' telling the stories of the men and women of Hatfield during the 1984-85 Miner's Strike. After 30 years of writing and gigging, Joe made his Glastonbury debut in June 2017, taking to the Leftfield stage a skip in his step and a tear in his eye. As he said later: 'It only took 30 years! Imagine what I could do in another 30!' Live, Solo has a growing reputation as both a performer and raconteur, being both thought-provoking, comical and punch-the-air political often in the same breath. He is not an artist you forget in a hurry. 'Fire, integrity, commitment.writes some of the hardest hitting and most pertinent songs ever.' -Mike Harding. 'Constantly sets a new bar for passion in performance.' The Morning Star. 'The perfect protest singer.' R2 Magazine. 'I heard this noise coming off the stage, I went WOW, whoever that is I've got to go and check him out and there was just this one man on the stage blowing up a storm with an acoustic guitar!' Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music.

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Helen And The Horns At The Lexington

on Sun, 1 Oct 2017 at London The Lexington 7:30pm

A special night of female-led music; three female performers, three different ages of woman. This is a rare outing for Helen McCookerybook's band Helen and the Horns (Paul Davey, Dave Jago and Steve Joy), supported by Polish/British chanteuse Katy Carr and introducing Honey Birch, daughter of the Raincoats' Gina Birch, a promising young singer/songwriter.

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Helen And The Horns At The Lexington

on Sun, 1 Oct 2017 at London The Lexington 7:30pm

A special night of female-led music; three female performers, three different ages of woman. This is a rare outing for Helen McCookerybook's band Helen and the Horns (Paul Davey, Dave Jago and Steve Joy), supported by Polish/British chanteuse Katy Carr and introducing Honey Birch, daughter of the Raincoats' Gina Birch, a promising young singer/songwriter.

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Gilmore & Roberts

on Mon, 2 Oct 2017 at Etton The Processed Pea 7:30pm

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

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Realta

on Mon, 2 Oct 2017 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Belfast based band Réalta present a full bodied uilleann pipe and whistle extravaganza delivering the best in Irish traditional dance music and song. As one reviewer put it, "Réalta carry on the Bothy Band tradition of taking tunes by the scruff of the neck and firing excitement through them like hot flames!"

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Hyelim Kim & Alice Zawadzki

on Mon, 2 Oct 2017 at London Vortex 8:45pm

The K-Music festival has been proud to commission some major collaborations, and this one is really special. Hyelim Kim, a superb taegum (bamboo flute) player, has played with Nils Frahm and Lubomyr Melnyk, literally breathing new life into Korean traditional music, and she has reached out to singer Alice Zawadzki to join her in this partnership. Jamie Cullum called Alice 'beautiful and uncategorisable a real force to be reckoned with', and her dramatic voice, warm humour and creative enthusiasm have left critics comparing her to Bjork and Tori Amos. Together, they chose guitarist Rob Luft and bassist Misha Mullov-Abbado to create a real band of titans for this one special performance.

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Hyelim Kim & Alice Zawadzki

on Mon, 2 Oct 2017 at London Vortex 8:00pm

The K-Music festival has been proud to commission some major collaborations, and this one is really special. Hyelim Kim, a superb taegum (bamboo flute) player, has played with Nils Frahm and Lubomyr Melnyk, literally breathing new life into Korean traditional music, and she has reached out to a long-standing performer at the Vortex, singer Alice Zawadzki to join her in this partnership. Jamie Cullum called Alice 'beautiful and uncategorisable a real force to be reckoned with', and her dramatic voice, warm humour and creative enthusiasm have left critics comparing her to Bjork and Tori Amos. Together, they chose guitarist Rob Luft and bassist Misha Mullov-Abbado to create a real band of titans for this one special performance. The K-Music festival of Korean Music and performance across London this autumn is a festival that is 'original, powerful and thrilling like nothing you have ever heard before' (London Evening Standard)

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Hannah James And Grace Petrie

on Mon, 2 Oct 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Two of British folk music's most powerful artists are coming together for a very special one-off tour this Autumn. BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Hannah James (Lady Maisery, Songs of Separation, Jigdoll, Kerfuffle) has been beguiling audiences for over fifteen years with her breath-taking solo performance style. Marrying flawless accordion playing and beautiful vocal stylings with inventive foot percussion and clog dancing, she is regarded as one of the most innovative and entertaining performers on the UK folk scene. Leicester's Grace Petrie (The Anti-Capitalist Roadshow, BBC Radio 4's The Now Show) is internationally renowned as one of Britain's most respected contemporary political songwriters, engaging audiences across Britain and Canada with thought-provoking lyrics and an impassioned vocal delivery. From opposite ends of the ocean-wide spectrum of folk, two of its brightest voices will explore their own interpretations of what it means for us today, from the deepest roots of tradition to the sharpest views on the times we live in.

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Hadrian's Union

on Tue, 3 Oct 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Hadrian's Union are a five piece contemporary Folk Rock group based in Northumberland. Influences include: Lindisfarne, Jethro Tull, Morris On The Bonzo Dog Dooh Dah Band and Fairport Convention. The band is currently writing, rehearsing and gigging material from their forthcoming album 'Aural Borderalis' They will be going into the studio early 2017, 'Aural Borderalis' will be produced by Saul Rose and ready for general release in summer 2017.

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Slaid Cleaves

on Tue, 3 Oct 2017 at Leyland Fox Lane Sports Club 7:30pm

Slaid Cleaves has been writing songs that have garnered him attention for many years. However, his last record, 'Still Fighting the War' was recognised as one of his finest. With a new record under his arm, Slaid returns to the UK to show us just why he counts the likes of Stephen King and Russell Crowe amongst his many fans. More info at www.mrkite.org

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Bound For Glory: A Celebration Of The Music Of Woody Guthrie

on Tue, 3 Oct 2017 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Square Roots Productions presents... BOUND FOR GLORY: A celebration of the music of Woody Guthrie Woody Guthrie died 50 years ago today, his pen and his guitar already long-silenced by the tragedy of Huntingdon's disease. He wrote This Land is Your Land, America's second national anthem, and he chronicled the lives of the Dust Bowl refugees, the migrant workers, the assembly line workers fighting for union rights and a song castigating his grasping landlord, one Fred Trump. Some rob you with a six-gun, some with a fountain pen , Guthrie wrote 70 years ago and it sums up our own times. Young artists including Virginia Thorn, The Tinlins and Harry Phillips offer their interpretations of songs that continue to inspire us all.

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Ranagri

on Wed, 4 Oct 2017 at Lowdham The Old Ship Inn 7:30pm

Doors open 7.30 pm, concert starts at 8 pm

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The Skints

on Wed, 4 Oct 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:30pm

Future Perfect presents The Skints Nice Time Tour Part 2 The Bullingdon - Oxford Wednesday 4th October 14+ / 7.30pm / £16adv

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Slaid Cleaves

on Wed, 4 Oct 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

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Wille & The Bandits

on Wed, 4 Oct 2017 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds 7:30pm

They have received great critical acclaim, being voted in the top ten must see bands at Glastonbury 2014 by BBC Radio 1 and reaching number 2 in the UK blues chart with their first single on downloads alone. Now touring their third independently released studio album Wille and the Bandits fan base, repertoire of sounds, styles and innovation seems to be growing at an exponential rate.Wille is a suberb slide player, I love what these guys are doingJoe Bonamassa "This incredibly talented band excels in playing not just one or two musical styles but in fact focus on several genres to an extremely high quality."Maverick Magazine If Cream had spent more time on a beach in Newquay they might have sounded like this.Blues Matters Magazine

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Kathryn Roberts And Sean Lakeman

on Wed, 4 Oct 2017 at Biddulph Arms 7:30pm

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Dotan

on Wed, 4 Oct 2017 at Manchester The Castle Hotel 7:30pm

After having played over a hundred living room shows to conquer his stage fright, Dotan finally released his debut album 7 Layers in 2014. The album instantly connected with audiences and within a year the Dutch singer-songwriter took the multi-award winning album from living rooms, to international festivals, to his sold out, headline, stadium show in Amsterdam. His songs Home and Hungry were instant hits. A unique vocal, heartfelt lyrics and dynamic musicianship resonated with listeners and no matter the scale, his shows provided an experience, mixing big drums and anthemic numbers with more intimate and acoustic moments. His music was featured in many popular US television shows and the legendary Ben Folds invited him to tour throughout North America in 2016. As the roller-coaster ride slowed, and in response, Dotan decided to go back to his own living room and record new music. The song Bones is the first result of a stripped-bare approach going back to his singer-songwriter core. This tour adopts the same approach. No big band, no drums, no stadiums. Just Dotan and his guitar. New cities, venues, audiences and new stories.

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Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards

on Wed, 4 Oct 2017 at Farncombe St John's Church 7:00pm

Tickets: £14 advance / £17 door Doors and bar open @ 7.00pm Show starts @ 7.45pm The band will perform two sets with an interval. No support act. Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards return to Farncombe by popular demand after their recent sold out show at Hector's on The Wey at Farncombe Boat House. Please note that this is a totally acoustic show - unplugged with no PA - and will take place in St. John's Church Room. Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards have a vision for their band's sound: bold and elegant, schooled in the lyrical rituals of folk music and backed by grooves that alternately inspire Cajun two-stepping and rock-n-roll hip swagger. Cellist Valerie Thompson (cello/vox), fiddler Jenna Moynihan (fiddle/vox), and bassist Natalie Bohrn (bass/vox) pair their sophisticated string arrangements and rich vocal harmonies to band leader Laura Cortese's poignant and powerful singing. For their forthcoming album, the band is exploring their special and less common instrumentation with the support of Sam Kassirer, album producer of folk-pop favorites like Lake Street Dive and Joy Kills Sorrow. The new record has a wide emotional and sonic scope. The four voices are just as much instruments as they are providers for lyric and harmony. At times its rowdy, delicate and cinematic. The result is a sound that can start as a string band, and morph into a string quartet, female acappella group, or indie band; all while staying honest and true to their identity as folk instrumentalists. Watching them on the main stage at a summer folk festival, or tearing it up late-night at a club, you get the sense that they might snap some fiddle strings or punch a hole in the bass drum. This is post-folk that seriously rocks. www.lauracortese.net

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An Evening With Twink

on Wed, 4 Oct 2017 at Hope Old Hall Hotel - tea rooms 7:30pm

Twink will be appearing at The Old Hall, Market Place, Hope S33 6RH We are truly honoured and very excited to announce 'AN EVENING WITH TWINK'! TWINK was in the eye of the storm in 1967 (The Summer Of Love) recording the TOMORROW album alongside THE BEATLES at ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS. Jamming with JIMI HENDRIX at UFO Club. On the bill with PINK FLOYD at UFO CLUB, THE ROUNDHOUSE & THE SAVILLE THEATRE. He joined THE PRETTY THINGS in early 1968 & recorded SF SORROW at ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS with them. TWINK will discuss the making of SF SORROW, The ELECTRIC BANANA RECORDINGS, working with NORMAN WISDOM in the film WHAT'S GOOD FOR THE GOOSE and much more. While with The PRETTY THINGS he recorded his first solo album THINK PINK by TWINK for SIRE RECORDS in 1969. He will discuss the making of THINK PINK and how that all came together. In late 1969 he formed THE PINK FAIRIES and will discuss this & the making of NEVER NEVERLAND (The Pinks first album). And much more........ On the night there will be an informal interview with TWINK and with a question & answers session, a break, and then more informal chats with questions and answers. A playlist of music he's been involved it will be aired before, between and after the interview, and merchandise will be available to purchase too! This will be a fantastic insight into someone who was at the heart of an incredible music scene, working with some of the most renowned musicians and songwriters of all time!

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Nick Ellis

on Wed, 4 Oct 2017 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... Nick Ellis + support 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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Good Lovelies

on Wed, 4 Oct 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The GOOD LOVELIES are one of Canada's premier folk bands, known for their three-part harmonies, constant instrument swapping and witty on stage banter. With high-profile awards including a Juno and multiple Canadian Folk Music Awards on the shelf, the trio is have now also ventured beyond the boundaries of old time traditions with a latest album, Burn The Plan.

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The Fugitives Live At The Lion Hotel, Shrewsbury

on Wed, 4 Oct 2017 at Shrewsbury The Lion Hotel 7:15pm

Described as the missing link between Leonard Cohen and The Pogues, Canadian indie folk four-piece The Fugitives return to the UK for the first time since 2015's successful tour and for the first time to Shrewsbury. They bring brilliant musicianship, top-notch song-writing, complex vocal harmonies and a funny, uplifting vibe to their live performances. Since their last visit, the band have recorded a new album entitled The Promise Of Strangers, which will be on sale at this concert, and singer Adrian Glynn, in his acting alter ego, recently starred in his first full length feature film: Volition. Doors open at 7.15pm and the band will perform two sets starting at 8pm upstairs in The Lion Ballroom. The hotel has a fully licensed bar and there is a car park to the rear of the building but do remember to register your car registration at reception if you use it. There is wheelchair access via the lift to The Lion Ballroom.

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The Songs Of Leonard Cohen - Keith James

on Wed, 4 Oct 2017 at Malton The Milton Rooms 7:00pm

Keith James in concert The Songs of Leonard Cohen His wonderful Tower of Songs - stripped back, desolate, naked and sensual. With a lifetime reputation of performing in this exact way and an undying love of the 'pure song' Keith James gives you a concert of Cohen's amazing material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable, exposing the solitary inner strength of his greatest songs in their original perfect form. Amongst a concert of such songs as; Famous Blue Raincoat, Sisters of Mercy, Suzanne and Hallelujah, are also Poems by Lorca that Keith has set to music; Cohen's greatest influence. There will also be songs from 'You want it Darker' released only 10 days before his death produced by his Son, Adam. 'Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear' The Independent 'An elegant and beautifully crafted reinterpretation of a great Artist's words' BBC Radio Scotland

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Megson

on Wed, 4 Oct 2017 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Honey & The Bear Return To The Bicycle Shop

on Wed, 4 Oct 2017 at Norwich The Bicycle Shop 7:30pm

Honey and the Bear return to the Bicycle Shop Norwich this Autumn. This Suffolk based duo combine delicately interweaving vocal harmonies with powerful guitar riffs, foot stomping rhythms and catchy melodies. The multi instrumentalist pair, comprised of songwriters Jon Hart (guitar, bass, mandolin) and Lucy Sampson (guitar, ukulele, bass, banjo & percussion), have been writing together since early 2014. The amalgamation of both their unique musical styles makes for a dynamic and ever-changing live performance.

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Ange Hardy

on Wed, 4 Oct 2017 at London The Sound Lounge 7:30pm

Nominated at the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and celebrated by The Telegraph as one of Britain's top folk musicians Ange Hardy has grabbed the attention of the traditional folk music world by writing new material and embracing modern technologies whilst maintaining a traditional feel. Alongside a staggering list of other accolades Ange was awarded FATEA Magazine's Female Vocalist of the Year in 2013, Album of the Year in 2014 and The Tradition Award in 2015. Her rapid rise in the folk world began when her 2013 debut folk album Bare Foot Folk was played on BBC Radio 2 and gained the attention of veteran folk broadcaster Mike Harding, her 2014 album The Lament of The Black Sheep subsequently received 5-stars from The Telegraph which led to Arts Council England funding her 2015 album Esteesee an album of music based on the life and work of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Ange's 2016 album Findings with Lukas Drinkwater was launched during a live session on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show, and was toured nationally at venues including The Sage Gateshead and The Regal Theatre. Findings hit Number 1 in the Amazon Folk Music charts, received 5-star reviews from R2 Magazine and found itself in the fRoots Critics Poll end of year list.

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Marina Florance

on Thu, 5 Oct 2017 at North Shields Percy Park Rugby Club 7:30pm

A singer/songwriter originally from London, Marina's music crosses a number of genres. It has been described as acoustic, Americana, Blues, Country and folk but while it doubtless draws inspiration from all these sources her voice and style are uniquely and identifiably hers. She has been compared to some of the best vocalists in the music world from Stevie Nicks to Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash to Nanci Griffiths, Patsy Cline and more. Marina came to performing late in life. However very soon after making the decision to 'come out of the kitchen' to widen her audience she was awarded Arts Council funding, via the Escalator Project, to record her debut album 'Somewhere Down The Line'. Using this as a platform she has since reached audiences never previously thought possible. 'This,That & The Other' is Marina's latest album: self-produced and recorded, she has come a long way from taking her first tentative steps. The self-penned song 'Cry' won the Oldies Composers Competition judged by BBC Radio 2 presenters including Ken Bruce, Bob Harris, Johnny Walker and the late Sir Terry Wogan. This resulted in Anthony Head singing the song live on ITV's This Morning, and the song gained widespread airplay on numerous radio stations including the BBC. Soundcloud nominated Marina Florance 'Soundclouder Of The Day' in 2014 and this has resulted in thousands of plays on her Soundcloud profile (https://soundcloud.com/marinaflorance) from where you can stream all of her music.. Marina is currently working with The Warm and Toasty Club (http://thewarmandtoastyclub.weebly.com) having been commissioned to write three songs, a wonderfully inspirational project focussed on the residents of retirement complexes. "...Not many artists make me listen to, not just the words, but the sound of those words, I mean every 's' & every 't'. An incredibly smooth, real, natural voice & talent. Beautiful." Glenn Maltman Fresh On The Net. She has a voice like chocolate. Sue Marchant BBC Radio Of the literally thousands of artists we've covered over the years, one that ranks highest amongst the discoveries is Marina." Neil King FATEA Magazine

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Hannah Sanders And Ben Savage

on Thu, 5 Oct 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Beautiful voice breathes new life into traditional material from both sides of the pond. Maverick Magazine Blessed with a peerlessly pure voice Catch her while you can! The Express Producer Ben Savage (The Willows) supplies exemplary dobro and acoustic guitar throughout. Acoustic Magazine Huddled round a single microphone, singing intimate duets with just mountain dulcimer, dobro and guitar Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage are a folk duo that look & sound classically timeless, yet feel refreshingly unique. Fleetingly, they may evoke a memory of Gram & Emmylou, Shirley & Davey, or Gillian & David but their warm distilling of influences from both sides of the big pond produces a refined sound that is decidedly their own.

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Dervish

on Thu, 5 Oct 2017 at Emsworth Baptist Church 7:30pm

Consistently carrying the torch for Irish traditional music we're delighted to bring Dervish to Emsworth. As a band they tour quite literally all over the world. Cathy Jordan fronts Dervish and continues our tradition of us welcoming a woman to open the 6th WemsFest - this is by no means a 'sexist' comment for we are more than conscious that many festivals have a gender and racial inbalance and we will always strive to eradicate this. Cathy, in her own right, could easily have as second career as a comedian but for tonight you can enjoy her wonderful singing and bodhran playing - and no doubt a few humorous quips !!

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Dervish

on Thu, 5 Oct 2017 at Emsworth Baptist Church 7:30pm

Consistently carrying the torch for Irish traditional music we're delighted to bring Dervish to Emsworth. As a band they tour quite literally all over the world. Cathy Jordan fronts Dervish and continues our tradition of us welcoming a woman to open the 6th WemsFest - this is by no means a 'sexist' comment for we are more than conscious that many festivals have a gender and racial inbalance and we will always strive to eradicate this. Cathy, in her own right, could easily have as second career as a comedian but for tonight you can enjoy her wonderful singing and bodhran playing - and no doubt a few humorous quips !!

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Robin And Bina Williamson

on Thu, 5 Oct 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Katell Keineg

on Thu, 5 Oct 2017 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. -------- KATELL KEINEG was born in Brittany and was brought up first there and then in Wales. After moving first to Ireland and then to New York, she was quickly embraced by the scene around St Mark's Place's now legendary Sin-é, building her reputation for 'conveying a nearly beatific sense of joy in performance' (Los Angeles Times). In 1993 she released a seven-inch single, 'Hestia' 'arcane and beautiful, one of the most extraordinary songs' (Mojo) on Bob Mould's SOL Records label. That same year, Keineg sang on Iggy Pop's American Caesar. He passed a copy of 'Hestia' on to Elektra Records, which led to a deal with the label and the release of her acclaimed debut album Ô Seasons Ô Castles in 1994. 'There's a theory that certain musical frequencies affect people emotionally. Katell Keineg has found them,' proclaimed Rolling Stone. It's damn near impossible to listen to her earthy and ethereal voice without feeling the spirit move you.' Keineg's subsequent albums include Jet (Elektra, 1997), High July (Megaphone Music, 2004) and, most recently, At The Mermaid Parade (Honest Jon's, 2010). Over the years, Keineg has continued to tour Europe and North America, playing her own, sold out shows, as well as festivals including Glastonbury, Green Man, Reading, Roskilde and WOMAD. She played many concerts with Jeff Buckley, and has appeared as a guest at Levon Helm's The Midnight Ramble in Woodstock, at Carnegie Hall with Allen Ginsberg, Philip Glass and David Byrne, and at the Royal Albert Hall with Natalie Merchant. An early champion of Keineg's music, Merchant included a cover of 'The Gulf Of Araby' on her 1999 live album, and Keineg sang on Merchant's 1995 hit single 'Carnival'. Other collaborators include Calexico and Gabriel Ríos, who recorded a version of Keineg's 'World Of Sex' for his 2014 album. She is currently working on a theatre/music piece originally commissioned by The National Theatre Of Wales and recording songs with Dutch/U.S. jazz ensemble "The Stereography Project" as well as finishing songs for her forthcoming studio album due out in 2018. 'Keineg's songs abound with rich melodic motifs [and] capture everything that her followers have long cherished about Keineg vocals that alternately soar and crack, lyrics both allusive and direct, rough-hewn, carefree, ramshackle folk arrangements that dance with abandon and are resolutely uncontainable.' - The Sunday Times.

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New Roots: Robert Chaney (full Band Show)

on Thu, 5 Oct 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Having established himself as a leading purveyor of Townes-esque Southern Gothic blues and balladry on his critically acclaimed 2015 solo debut Cracked Picture Frames, American expat Robert Chaney returns in October with a full band and a new sound drawn from vintage rhythm and blues, country, gospel, and straight ahead rock and roll. New songs unwind as hot and fast as fresh blacktop, and as sweet as the smell of honeysuckle on a summer night. Featuring longtime singing partner Laura Tenschert on backing vocals, Joe Harvey-Whyte (The Hanging Stars) on pedal steel, Andrew Harwood (Harry Oakwood) on electric guitar, Charlie Higgs (The Yes Mess, Blind Atlas) on bass, and Neil Marsh (Jason McNiff) on drums.

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Sarah Jane Scouten

on Thu, 5 Oct 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

This Canadian singer songwriter, booked in 2014 as a total unknown, proved to be one of our very best debut visitors of recent times. Scroll forward three years and she is back with a cracking new album of country flavoured originals, playing UK club dates with her small band and then supporting folk rockers The Paperboys on their British tour. "A sterling example of the top grade Americana coming out of Canada wrote one reviewer.

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Sarah Jane Scouten

on Thu, 5 Oct 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

This Canadian singer songwriter, booked in 2014 as a total unknown, proved to be one of our very best debut visitors of recent times. Scroll forward three years and she is back with a cracking new album of country flavoured originals, playing UK club dates with her small band and then supporting folk rockers The Paperboys on their British tour. "A sterling example of the top grade Americana coming out of Canada wrote one reviewer.

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Jess Klein

on Thu, 5 Oct 2017 at Aberdeen The Blue Lamp 7:30pm

JESS KLEIN A welcome return to Aberdeen for Jess Klein Over a career that spans more than a decade and a half and has won her a devoted worldwide fan base, Kleinwho possesses what Mojo magazine calls one of those voices you want to crawl up close to the speakers to listen to and a knack for writing songs that the Cape Cod Times has described as fully realized, finely observed and deeply felthas 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. As the New York Times noted, Klein is an artist who has country roots, but who pushes her songs toward philosophical thoughts. http://www.jessklein.com/ MIKE JUNE Mike tours constantly and with typical self-deprecating humor describes himself as a " like a door-to-door song salesman His songs contain hard hitting social commentary drawing on his experiences as a working-class American as well as his battles with addiction, depression and heartbreak. www.mikejune.com/bio

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Hannah James / Grace Petrie

on Thu, 5 Oct 2017 at Brighton Green Kitchen 7:30pm

"Two of British folk music's most powerful artists are coming together for a very special one-off tour this Autumn. BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Hannah James (Lady Maisery, Songs of Separation, Jigdoll, Kerfuffle) has been beguiling audiences for over fifteen years with her breathtaking solo performance style. Marrying flawless accordion playing and beautiful vocal stylings with inventive foot percussion and clog dancing, she is regarded as one of the most innovative and entertaining performers on the UK folk scene. Leicester's Grace Petrie (The Anti-Capitalist Roadshow, BBC Radio 4's The Now Show) is internationally renowned as one of Britain's most respected contemporary political songwriters, engaging audiences across Britain and Canada with thought-provoking lyrics and an impassioned vocal delivery. From opposite ends of the ocean-wide spectrum of folk, two of its brightest voices will explore their own interpretations of what it means for us today, from the deepest roots of tradition to the sharpest views on the times we live in. Advance booking highly recommended. Praise for Grace Petrie: "She stole the f***ing show." - Billy Bragg "A powerful new songwriting voice" - The Guardian Praise for Hannah James: "The best clog dancing I've ever seen!" - Jools Holland "A true original" - The Guardian

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The Rubber Wellies

on Fri, 6 Oct 2017 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

MrWishyWashy presents Launderette Sessions 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:- Support 19.50 Headline 20.30 Old Cinema Launderette is a licenced venue and also serves OCC Coffee and Yorkshire Tea. We have a selection of fruit Teas and posh soft drinks. Biography: One of my favourite bands EVER! The Mike Harding Folk Show Original, entertaining and thought provoking, the Rubber Wellies are a travelling folk outfit like few others. Based in the Basque Country, Ireland and UK they are a touring collective skippered by singer-songwriter and circus musician Harry Bird and multi-instrumentalist and composer Christophe Capewell. With three albums under their belts and over eight years of experience together on the road they have entertained audiences all over Europe drawing on narratives from curious everyday occurances, global politics and folk legends. The Rubber Wellies multi-lingual performances are a mix of musical story-telling, good-time sing-alongs and fun-filled crowd participation that flip between poignant introspection and carefree raucousness. In a mash-up of styles including sea shanties, mexican rancheras, bossa nova, reggae, old time and swing, their approaches to writing and performance coincide in the attempt to build bridges in terms of stories, between their own personal experiences and those of others and, on stage, in terms of a (sonic/emotional) conversation between the band and the audience with plenty of scope for laughter. Quotes: "One of my favourite bands of recent years" - Mike Harding, former BBC Radio 2 presenter An album that consistently surprises and delights...it is folk music as artefact, not industry...simply magnificant - Sean McGhee, editor R2 Try and listen to The Rubber Wellies and be anything but happy, it's impossible! - BBC Radio Sheffield "a big draw on the live circuit with their likeable good-time roots- flavoured folk" - fRoots Fresh, varied and entertaining like few others - Mondo Sonoro

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Red Shoes

on Fri, 6 Oct 2017 at Ulverston Sports Club 7:45pm

It's over two years since red shoes last came to Ulverston Sports and leisure Club. In that time we have had many requests to get them back. So here they are. Carolyn Evan's passion for folk music, driven by her love of Sandy Denny and Fairport Convention songs, combined with husband Mark's liking for American music played by such artists as Bob Dylan and John Fogerty, created a unique sound. Contact with Dave Pegg of Fairport Convention, to see if he might be interested in their songs grew from a day's studio time with a couple of songs, into a whole album with Peggy in the producers chair, along with Chris Leslie (Fairport Convention) and PJ Wright  (Little Johnny England) guesting on tracks. This new adventure culminated in the release of the critically acclaimed Ring Around the Land in 2009. With the release of their second album "All The Good Friends", Red Shoes continue to create emotionally charged music combined with thought provoking lyrics. This latest recording has brought them new fans and gained them more critical acclaim.

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Women's Music Night With O'hooley & Tidow And Grace Petrie

on Fri, 6 Oct 2017 at Ealing The New Inn 7:00pm

An evening of music from the amazing O'Hooley & Tidow and fantastic Grace Petrie. 8pm - 11pm

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Johnny Hates Jazz

on Fri, 6 Oct 2017 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:30pm

In 1987, as the era of Electronic Pop and New Romantics was reaching its culmination, Anglo-American group Johnny Hates Jazz were catapulted to success with the release of their single 'Shattered Dreams' on Virgin Records. It became a top 5 hit worldwide, reaching number 2 in the USA and Japan, and has since been played over 3.5 million times on American radio alone. 'Shattered Dreams' was followed by other hits including the anti-war anthem 'I Don't Want To Be A Hero', 'Turn Back The Clock' (featuring Kim Wilde) and 'Heart Of Gold'. Their album 'Turn Back The Clock' entered the UK charts at number 1, going double-platinum and selling 4 million copies in the process. It is arguably one of the definitive albums of the 1980's, and is one of only two debut albums released by Virgin Records that immediately went to the top of the charts upon its release the other being 'Never Mind The Bollocks' by The Sex Pistols.

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Keith James In Concert The Songs Of Leonard Cohen

on Fri, 6 Oct 2017 at Sedgefield The Manor House 7:00pm

His wonderful Tower of Songs - stripped back, desolate, naked and sensual Enigmatic, mysterious and sub textural, songwriter Leonard Cohen was an unflinching character, with an exact sense of prose, a wry humour and courage to wrestle with the unspoken, forgiving human frailty with the brush of each line. The chilling announcement of Leonard's passing marked the end of an era. His music befriended an entire generation. Within every line of his writing, he has been challenging us to listen more carefully, speak more thoughtfully, think more deeply and recognize our own fragility.. A Man of Grace. This World will miss him very much!.. With a lifetime reputation of performing in this exact way and an undying love of the 'pure song' Keith James gives you a concert of Cohen's amazing material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable, exposing the solitary inner strength of his greatest songs in their original perfect form. Amongst a concert of such songs as; Famous Blue Raincoat, Sisters of Mercy, Suzanne and Hallelujah, are also Poems by Lorca that Keith has set to music; Cohen's greatest influence. There will also be songs from 'You want it Darker' released just weeks before his death produced by his Son, Adam. '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 'an elegant and beautifully crafted reinterpretation of a great Artist's words' BBC Radio Scotland 'certainly the UK's most celebrated and evocative interpreter of golden music' The Guardian 'All the tears of time are shed in a few brief lines' Times Literary Supplement 'a sensitive and pleasingly understated delivery, all the better that the songs might speak for themselves' Acoustic Magazine Keith James' website www.keith-james.com

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Steve Tilston

on Fri, 6 Oct 2017 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

Steve Tilston is one of our most celebrated songsmiths, widely recognised within the world of folk and contemporary music; the words, arrangements and subtle, quite superb guitar playing could be no one else. Who hasn't heard 'Slip Jigs and Reels' sung somewhere, sometime? Supporting the master is our own Rod Jenkins with his smooth style, laid back Americana songs.

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Leveret

on Fri, 6 Oct 2017 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Leveret features three of England's finest folk musicians in an exciting new collaboration. Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron are each regarded as masters of their instrument and are involved in numerous collaborations with a huge range of artists. Together their performances combine consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity. Leveret's music is firmly rooted in the English tradition but sounds fresh and new, with original settings of ancient tunes sitting alongside new compositions by some of today's finest tunesmiths in the folk field. Their music is not arranged at all in the conventional sense: instead it is played entirely in the moment, combining consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity in a sound which feels both timeless and contemporary. The material may come from archive sources and manuscripts, but there is nothing academic or historical about the sound: it's warm, listenable, engaging and refreshing. Fiddler Sam Sweeney is the current BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 'Musician of the Year', thanks to his work in Bellowhead, Eliza Carthy's Wayward Band, The Full English and his own Made In The Great War project. Melodeon genius Andy Cutting is a two-time winner of that award, and as well as his new trio with Martin Simpson and Nancy Kerr currently performs with Blowzabella, Topette, June Tabor, and Roger Daltry. Concertina wizard Rob Harbron 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. The English folk tradition has not always valued its instrumental repertoire as highly as some of our neighbours, and yet the tunes exist in their thousands in manuscripts and archives. For every tune in current circulation, there are dozens more that are waiting to be rediscovered, and Leveret's music has helped inspire a growing interest in instrumental music. A Leveret gig is a current and contemporary performance of English repertoire by three top-notch instrumentalists with deep roots in the tradition. 'You won't find English folk music played better than this' - R2 'Music of a rich, sinewy immersion, guided by a mutual sense of exploration, space and a very English kind of swing. It's an intimate, contemporary reinvention of the source material' - The Guardian 'Sublime, exquisite music don't miss them' - Martin Simpson

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Karim Baggili

on Fri, 6 Oct 2017 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. -------- Four albums into his career and enjoyed by audiences far and wide, Karim Baggili brings forth his fifth: "Apollo You Sixteen" Where Kali City, Karim's previous album was a real return to his roots through using the oud, the new album reflects as before an integration of pieces with technically advanced guitars, and with melodies that are deep and always beautiful. Above all original, the musical universe this new album reflects is amazing with its mix of grooves, electro and classical, illustrated by the "crunchy" Oud and guitar, an evolution of sound and composition for Karim and his music! There is only one unique Karim Baggili : and inventiveness in bringing out the sound of "underground Arabic Flamenco music" with such class and uniqueness. On stage, Karim is in harmony with hugely talented musicians in whose company he delivers, true to form, warm and unforgettable concerts, quite simply wonderful!

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"they Shall Not Pass" Featuring She'koyokh

on Fri, 6 Oct 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

CHILLI FRIED PRESENTS THEY SHALL NOT PASS Celebrating the Spirit of the Battle of Cable Street LIVE ON STAGE SHE'KOYOKH The UK's finest klezmer, Balkan and Turkish band On the Decks: THE KOSHER NOSTRA DJS Making you a musical offer you can't refuse already! £5 advance/£7 on the door The Battle of Cable Street took place in October 1936, when a group of Fascists, led by Oswald Mosley, marched on the East End of London (home to a large Jewish community), only to be stopped by half a million local residents and activists. Under the banner They Shall Not Pass they fought the fascists back. With the Far Right, racism and bigotry CURRENTLY a threat in the UK and across Europe, we celebrate the spirit of protest and unity exemplified by the Battle of Cable Street with a party at the Jamboree speakeasy style bar, right on the street itself. Live on stage, the UK's finest exponents of klezmer, Balkan and Turkish and Eastern European music, She'Koyokh. 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. 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 latest critically acclaimed album, First Dance on Second Avenue, is out now on Riverboat Records. www.shekoyokh.co.uk On the decks, The Kosher Nostra DJs AKA Jamie Renton and Norman Druker, spinning a tuchas-shaking selection of klezmer, Jewish jazz, kosher blues and circumcised soul.

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Chris Cleverley

on Fri, 6 Oct 2017 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

Three great acts play at the bigger bookshop. Details soon.

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The Drystones

on Fri, 6 Oct 2017 at Guildford Institute 7:30pm

The Drystones are a young (just 20) folk duo from Priddy in Somerset, playing violin, guitar and whistle, who have made a big splash since they formed in July 2011. They play a mix of their own compositions and arrangements of traditional songs and tunes with a drive and energy that is exhilarating to behold. The duo has performed at festivals all over the West Country (including Sidmouth, Village Pump, Warwick, Bromyard and Purbeck) and at their debut at the Glastonbury Festival, in 2013, they were highlighted by Steve Lamacq on Radio 2 as his recommendation of the day. They won the Breakthrough Music Award at the 2015 Larmer Treefestival and were asked by Michael Eavis to play the 2015 Glastonbury Extravaganza when Joan Armatrading had to cancel! They are currently working on material for their third album. For just two people they make a big sound, and you wont see a duo with more energy on stage! To describe their instrumental style as spirited and animated would be akin to asserting that Bellowhead can be quite an energetic band Living Tradition Admission £10.00 on the door, £9 in advance (£1 reduction for 2017/18 members)

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The Drystones

on Fri, 6 Oct 2017 at Guildford Institute 7:30pm

The Drystones are a young (just 20) folk duo from Priddy in Somerset, playing violin, guitar and whistle, who have made a big splash since they formed in July 2011. They play a mix of their own compositions and arrangements of traditional songs and tunes with a drive and energy that is exhilarating to behold. The duo has performed at festivals all over the West Country (including Sidmouth, Village Pump, Warwick, Bromyard and Purbeck) and at their debut at the Glastonbury Festival, in 2013, they were highlighted by Steve Lamacq on Radio 2 as his recommendation of the day. They won the Breakthrough Music Award at the 2015 Larmer Treefestival and were asked by Michael Eavis to play the 2015 Glastonbury Extravaganza when Joan Armatrading had to cancel! They are currently working on material for their third album. For just two people they make a big sound, and you wont see a duo with more energy on stage! To describe their instrumental style as spirited and animated would be akin to asserting that Bellowhead can be quite an energetic band Living Tradition Admission £10.00 on the door, £9 in advance (£1 reduction for 2017/18 members)

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Kings Of The South Seas

on Fri, 6 Oct 2017 at Gravesend St Andrews Arts Centre 7:30am

In the last three years, HMS Erebus and Terror, Franklin's two ships from his ill fated 1845 voyage to find the NW Passage were discovered at the bottom of the icy seas off Northern Canada. This brought the fateful events back into focus after they'd filled the international headlines in the second half of the 19th Century when all 129 of the crew disappeared without trace in the Arctic wastes. With the 'Franklin' album, Kings of The South Seas will bring to life the traditional and written music left by these events and their cultural fallout; from Canadian Voyageur paddling songs, English folk ballads and songs composed onboard ice-bound wintering ships to Victorian parlour pieces. Kings of The South Seas are, Ben Nicholls-concertina (Full English, Seth Lakeman Band), Richard Warren-guitar (Spiritualized), Evan Jenkins-drums (Neil Cowley Trio). This event is a special preview performance of the songs from their upcoming 'Franklin' album (set for release in early 2018) which was recorded in St. Andrews Gravesend, a Mission dedicated to those who lost their lives on the Franklin Expedition. The evening will be accompanied by a film of footage and imagery based on the themes of the content directed by BAFTA nominated Adam Clitheroe. a brooding and mysterious triumph - Louder Than War uproariously rousing and darkly disturbing - The Guardian takes the listener into an oceanic heart of darkness illuminated by powerful skeletal songs from the edge of the known world - Songlines I am loving this! - Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio2 Folk Show dark, driven and turbulent - The Independent A fantastic celebration of all things nautical and seaworthy. EDS Magazine like the Velvet Underground in the bilges of the Pequod - Philip Hoare, author (winner of Samuel Johnson Prize with Leviathan) One of The Telegraph 'Best Folk Albums of 2014'. stunning in both scope and intensity Spiral Earth

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Ranagri

on Fri, 6 Oct 2017 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

Nestled between the Wicklow Mountains and County Carlow lies a stunning area of lush farmland, a place of untouched natural beauty, of peace and contemplation. This idyll is called Rathnagrew (pronounced Ran-ag-rye!). Four London musicians (Dónal Rogers, Jean Kelly, Eliza Marshall, Joe Danks); one traditional Irish player, two classically trained, and one blues singer and guitarist, all with a passion for folk music; a meeting in a pub in Richmond and the story of 'Ranagri the band' begins. Consisting of flutes; Irish whistles; electric harp; bodhran; guitar; bouzouki and voices, Ranagri fuse worldwide folk music with quality contemporary songwriting, enhanced by virtuosic instrumentals, vibrant rhythms and haunting melodies, all interlaced with vivid storytelling. The hybrid combination of these players brings a melting pot of creativity. Such different musical backgrounds makes for a fantastic mixture of new sounds and ideas. Every now and again the folk music world needs a gentle kick up the backside and we should be eternally grateful that the four members of Ranagri have slipped into their best Doc Martins to do just that.

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Darren Black

on Fri, 6 Oct 2017 at Winchester The Hyde Tavern 8:00pm

Album Launch on the Cellar Stage.

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Steve Poltz & Beerjacket

on Fri, 6 Oct 2017 at Glasgow The Glad Cafe 7:30pm

An intimate and up close evening with the irrepressible Californian singer songwriter Steve Poltz and Scottish indie hero Beerjacket. Come join the mayhem. **ALL PROFITS FROM THIS SHOW WILL BE DONATED TO GLASGOW CHARITY SPIRIT AID'S CHRISTMAS FOOD HAMPER AND TOY APPEAL** STEVE POLTZ: To suggest that Steve Poltz isn't normal is about as safe a statement as one could make. You would basically require the powers of the Hubble space telescope to locate Steve Poltz from any region of normalcy. For music fans on both sides of the equator, this is a very good thing. Born among the hearty seafaring folk of Canada's Halifax, Nova Scotia, Poltz has lived most of his life in Southern California, where the sun treated his rocky Canadian DNA like clothes in a dryer. Naturally a spectrum of cultural and emotional tensions arose and he eventually sought refuge in the art of songwriting, where he tapped into an unforgettable and often horrifying depth of unhinged genius. Among the music cognoscenti, Steve Poltz is regarded as one of the most talented and prolific songwriters of our time. His songs have been among the longest running ever on the Billboard Top 100 and they regularly appear in movie soundtracks, television shows, and even the odd commercial. His touring schedule is ferocious, ping ponging between continents with enough frequency to earn him manic followings in scores of different accents and languages. Any musician who has traveled as extensively as Poltz will have their share of colorful road stories, but Poltz' adventures read like a bucket list. Starting out auspiciously, Poltz recalls meeting Elvis Presley at a small airport and beaming proudly as The King hugged his sister for an inordinately long time. Growing up in Palm Springs, California, he trick-or-treated at Liberace's house and was Bob Hope's favorite altar boy. In an alcohol-soaked haze, he infamously accosted David Cassidy, who had summoned him to Las Vegas to write a hit song for the aging Tiger Beat cover boy. His rich and colorful legacy is the stuff of legend, but it is his distinctive style of songwriting that has caused the world to offer up its stages, clubs, and alleys. Poltz' sound is entirely unique- from his inhuman fingerstyle techniques to the inimitable melodies that roll from his guitar like cool waterfalls, you know a Poltz song as soon as you hear it. To see Steve to perform live is one of the most entertaining shows a human could ever see. Frenzied, aggressive, hilarious, and heartbreakingly sincere, his live performances have become bona fide events, with sub-cultures popping up all over the globe to entice him to come and tour. As relentless as he is in concert, he is also the guy who famously co-wrote the timeless ballad You Were Meant For Me with platinum-selling songwriter Jewel. Of course, because we're talking about Steve Poltz, it should surprise no one to learn that the song was written on a lazy Mexican beach, where Poltz and Jewel were soon snapped up and sequestered by Mexican Federales and required to witness and eventually assist in a large marijuana bust on the beach. Don't believe it? See for yourself in the pictures on his web site. Poltz, an ex high school wrestler (98 pound class), is also an obsessive baseball fan, a die-hard yoga practitioner, a hopeless romantic, a smart-ass philosopher and a child-like adventurer with an absurdist's view of the planet and all of its curious life forms. Music fans have adored him since he first fronted the hallowed punk-folk legends, The Rugburns, whose live shows earned the band a following that is best described somewhere between the terms cult and crazed substance-abusing fanatics. Once touring over 300 days a year, the Rugburns occasionally reunite for wildly popular sold-out shows. Poltz' solo body of work is an impressive collection of ballads, rockers and uniquely melodic acoustic numbers that reflect his incomparable style of alternate tunings and savage finger picking techniques. Guitar geeks fall prostrate at his feet trying vainly to learn how to play his stunningly gorgeous and deceptively complex songs. To see him play guitar is a visual feast so frenetic that close proximity to his playing exposes one to risk of seizure. His albums reflect the depth and expanse of his influences throughout the years (One Left Shoe, Chinese Vacation, Traveling and Unraveling). He has also released a children's album (The Barn), a performance DVD (Tales From The Tavern) and a collection of other recordings that defy categorization, such as Answering Machine a 56-track collection of 45 second songs culled from his answering machine's outgoing messages. Neil Young has ranked it as a favorite album. Steve Poltz's latest recording project brought him back to Halifax, where he collaborated with Joel Plaskett, an award-winning Canadian songwriter, performer, producer and eminently kindred spirit. The two holed up in Joel's Scotland Yard studio with a 2 inch,16 track analog tape machine, a 24 hour work ethic, their comfy clothes, and all the mojo they could conjure. The result was Dreamhouse, Steve's most accomplished and focused album to date. Critically acclaimed across the globe, it has been singled out by some critics as the 2010 Album of the Year. His live shows have captivated audiences far and wide with a mix of singing, storytelling, shredding, and the occasional spoken word rants which have been known to incite riots. He can take an audience from laughter to tears and back again in the space of the same song. Steve Poltz transcends the word talented. He is unforgettable in all the right ways. BEERJACKET: Beerjacket is the musical title of Glasgow alt-folk singer-songwriter, Peter Kelly. Beerjacket has shared the stage with many great musicians such as The National, Kristin Hersh, Feist, Ron Sexsmith, St. Vincent, Frightened Rabbit, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan, Guillemots,, Joan As Police Woman and Tom Vek,. Matt Berninger of The National described Beerjacket as the new Elliott Smith. 2011's The White Feather Trail was the first studio album by Beerjacket, recorded by Stuart MacLeod at Beetroot Studios. The record led to a television appearance playing to an audience of half a million people on BBC 2's The Review Show. Festival performances followed at Brew at the Bog, T in the Park, Wickerman and No Mean City, as well as two headline shows at Glasgow's King Tut's during New Year's Revolution and Summer Nights. Beerjacket is the only act ever to have headlined shows at both of these festivals. 2013 began with a show at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall as part of Celtic Connections' inaugural Roaming Roots Revue, alongside Beth Orton, Roddy Hart, Rachel Sermanni, Frightened Rabbit, Admiral Fallow, The Low Anthem and Lau. Radio play has included the Tom Morton Show, Brian Burnett's Get It On and Vic Galloway on Radio Scotland, Ally MacRae on Radio 1 and Jim Gellatly on Amazing Radio. Vic Galloway is a huge supporter of Beerjacket and presented live performances on BBC Alba's Rapal TV, as well as having Kelly in for a session on his Radio Scotland programme.

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Clive Gregson & Liz Simcock

on Fri, 6 Oct 2017 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

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Richard Moss

on Fri, 6 Oct 2017 at Staveley Roundhouse 7:15pm

Percussive and rhythmic dexterity combines with sparkling fingerstyle delivery to create spellbinding results. His latest album, 'Back to The Yellow Hills' explores tradition from the Northwest and journeys through local 19th century poetry with highly accomplished arrangements and self-penned songs. Richard is blessed with a strong musical personality, both as a singer and guitarist. He presents his material with a directness and honesty which is abundantly stimulating and very refreshing. His rhythmic guitar skills mean that Richard is in high demand as a soloist and also as a skilled accompanist for singers and traditional melody players. Ticket price includes a free glass of wine!

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Richard Moss

on Fri, 6 Oct 2017 at Staveley Roundhouse 7:15pm

Percussive and rhythmic dexterity combines with sparkling fingerstyle delivery to create spellbinding results. His latest album, 'Back to The Yellow Hills' explores tradition from the Northwest and journeys through local 19th century poetry with highly accomplished arrangements and self-penned songs. Richard is blessed with a strong musical personality, both as a singer and guitarist. He presents his material with a directness and honesty which is abundantly stimulating and very refreshing. His rhythmic guitar skills mean that Richard is in high demand as a soloist and also as a skilled accompanist for singers and traditional melody players. Ticket price includes a free glass of wine!

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Storm Warning

on Sat, 7 Oct 2017 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

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Storm Warning

on Sat, 7 Oct 2017 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

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Leveret

on Sat, 7 Oct 2017 at Leicester The Guildhall 7:15pm

Leveret features three of England's finest folk musicians in an exciting new collaboration. Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron are each regarded as masters of their instrument and are involved in numerous collaborations with a huge range of artists. Together their performances combine consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity. Leveret's music is firmly rooted in the English tradition but is fresh and new, with original settings of ancient tunes sitting alongside new compositions by some of today's finest tunesmiths in the folk field. Sophisticated and honest, considered and spontaneous, each performance is improvised ensuring no two shows are ever the same and each performance is a totally unique experience for the audience.

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Charlie Dore

on Sat, 7 Oct 2017 at Castle Cary Caryford Community Hall 6:30pm

Here is a chance to watch and hear a master songwriter. Over the course of a forty-year career, there is little Charlie hasn't done, except acquire the level of fame commensurate with her talent. A multi-talented, award winning singer-songwriter, composer, musician, and actress. Best known for her 1979 hit Pilot of the Airwaves, her songs have been covered by the likes of Sheena Easton, George Harrison and Celine Dion. Still in great voice and writing highly original songs, Charlie has become much acclaimed on the Folk circuit. Performance starts at 7.30 pm.

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John Craigie

on Sat, 7 Oct 2017 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

MrWishyWashy presents Launderette Sessions 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:- Support 19.50 Headline 20.30 Please check Old Cinema Launderette Facebook page for more up to date information. Old Cinema Launderette is a licensed venue serving 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 John Craigie the lovechild of John Prine and Mitch Hedberg with a vagabond troubadour edge. The Stranger The record opens with the shanty-like Dylan-meets-Prine number Virgin Guitar, which displays Craigie's talent for understated singing coupled with poetic lyrics. The Portland Tribune Craigie's latest, I Am California, is haunting, poetic, and just how a longing for California should sound. Draped in nostalgia and covered in memories, Craigie paints a beautiful homage to the Golden State, with the assistance of singer Gregory Alan Isakov. Impose Magazine If John Prine and Mitch Hedberg had a baby, the resulting product would resemble something very close to Portland, OR singer-songwriter John Craigie. Musically comparable to Prine, with the humor and wit of Hedberg, the humble, gracious, and hilarious Craigie is one of the best storytellers of our time. It's no wonder that Chuck Norris sends him fan mail, and Todd Snider brings him gifts on stage. The vagabond troubadour has charmed audiences in all 50 states and throughout much of Europe, with a DIY spirit seldom seen these days. While touring solo and with the likes of Todd Snider, the Shook Twins, Nicki Bluhm, and ALO, Craigie has taken the stage at festivals, sold out venues, intimate house concerts, center camp at Burning Man and even Gregory Alan Isakov's farm. Although based in Portland, Craigie's true home is on the road, and just like that he's on to the next town, playing and singing and telling stories to everyone who wants to listen. He'll make you laugh and make you cry, all in the same song. With a fan-base that is more of a continually-expanding circle of friends, John Craigie's true passion is connecting with people through shared experiences, stories, and song.

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The Fugitives @ Newbald Village Hall

on Sat, 7 Oct 2017 at North Newbald Village Hall 7:00pm

Based in Vancouver, The Fugitives are an award-winning modern folk band who played a sell-out show at Newbald Village Hall in 2015 as part of their last UK tour. Promising intelligent lyrics, catchy melodies, beautiful harmonies and brilliant musicianship, they are back as part of a tour to promote their new album, The Promise of Strangers. We anticipate another sell-out - don't wait too long to purchase your tickets.

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The Fugitives @ Newbald Village Hall

on Sat, 7 Oct 2017 at North Newbald Village Hall 7:00pm

Based in Vancouver, The Fugitives are an award-winning modern folk band who played a sell-out show at Newbald Village Hall in 2015 as part of their last UK tour. Promising intelligent lyrics, catchy melodies, beautiful harmonies and brilliant musicianship, they are back as part of a tour to promote their new album, The Promise of Strangers. We anticipate another sell-out - don't wait too long to purchase your tickets.

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Faustus Live@the Golden Lion

on Sat, 7 Oct 2017 at Ripon The Golden Lion 8:00pm

Faustus return to the Golden Lion where they played to an ecstatic audience in March 2016.Their modern interpretation of traditonal English music laced with humorous introductions is not to be missed. ''One of Britain's outstanding folk bands.' **** The Guardian 'The concept? To rescue contemporary folk from the curse of feyness Bloke-folk! Fans of Led Zep III should take a thoughtful interest.' **** Independent on Sunday PAUL SARTIN, BENJI KIRKPATRICK & SAUL ROSE Four years after their critically-acclaimed album 'Broken Down Gentlemen', Faustus, the pioneering 'bloke folk' trio return with their third release 'Death and Other Animals'. Here they tackle, head-on, subjects from the Dance of Death to the plight of the common man, sand-swallowed ships to mythical black dogs. During 2016 the band have been Artists in Residence at Halsway Manor, National Centre for the Folk Arts, in the Quantock Hills of Somerset, where they have had unlimited access to the Manor's extensive library. Material found therein has shaped this album which includes four songs unique to Halsway's little-known Ruth Tongue archive. Halsway has been omnipresent throughout the process as the band not only researched material but recorded the album in the Manor. In addition to traditional music from the English canon, in which Faustus excel, they present a song by UK legend, Bill Caddick, and have set a poem by award-winning Olivia McCannon, to new music. Original melodies sit alongside old words (some from manuscripts lurking in a secret filing cabinet, still never published) and newly composed instrumentals are included on the album as well. The band have also turned to pastures new for release and production, striking up a deal with German-based label, Westpark Music, and bringing in Rupert Christie as producer. With a roster including Lou Reed, Jessie J, Fisherman's Friends and Bellowhead, Rupert and Faustus was a match made in heaven as he and the band hit it off incredibly well. The band found themselves in exalted company and were delighted and honoured to have received a Best Album of 2017 award from the German Record Critics panel Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik. "This means a lot to us not only was it voted by a transparent panel of experts, but winners in other categories included Kate Tempest, Ennio Morricone and the Rolling Stones! It will certainly stand us in good stead when we make our maiden trip to Germany in September." Doors 8.00pm Band 8.30pm contact Nick:- riponlivemusic@gmail.com Facebook Live@The Golden Lion NB NOTICKETS AVAILABLE FROM THE GOLDEN LION.

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The Rip Roaring Success

on Sat, 7 Oct 2017 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 Rip Roaring Success are the hottest Western Swing Band East of El Paso featuring Wild Miss Lucille on double bass, Miss Jay tearing it up with some smokin' hot fiddle and the token gent, the one and only Rusty on six strings of flamin' geetar and hillbilly vox. Folk at venues and festivals up and down the country will testify that when you want the prairie set on fire with jumpin' ho-down tunes then there ain't no success like a rip roarin' one.

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Grace Petrie And Hannah James

on Sat, 7 Oct 2017 at London Heath Street Church 7:30pm

Two of British folk music's most powerful artists are coming together for a very special one-off tour this Autumn. BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Hannah James (Lady Maisery, Songs of Separation, Jigdoll, Kerfuffle) has been beguiling audiences for over fifteen years with her breathtaking solo performance style. Marrying flawless accordion playing and beautiful vocal stylings with inventive foot percussion and clog dancing, she is regarded as one of the most innovative and entertaining performers on the UK folk scene. Leicester's Grace Petrie (The Anti-Capitalist Roadshow, BBC Radio 4's The Now Show) is internationally renowned as one of Britain's most respected contemporary political songwriters, engaging audiences across Britain and Canada with thought-provoking lyrics and an impassioned vocal delivery. From opposite ends of the ocean-wide spectrum of folk, two of its brightest voices will explore their own interpretations of what it means for us today, from the deepest roots of tradition to the sharpest views on the times we live in. Advance booking highly recommended.

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Dawson Dean (biddulph Duo Album Launch)

on Sat, 7 Oct 2017 at Biddulph Town Hall 7:30pm

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Klezmer Keilidh With The London Klezmer Quartet

on Sat, 7 Oct 2017 at Woodgreen Village Hall 7:00pm

Dance your socks off with the London Klezmer Quartet. No partner or experience is necessary to enjoy this opportunity to try out Yiddish and other eastern European dances. Freylekhs, hongas, shers and more, with full instruction and live musical accompaniment from the London Klezmer Quartet. Children under 14 free. Email booking: andreafinnart@btinternet.com. Tel: 01725 513405

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Klezmer Keilidh With The London Klezmer Quartet

on Sat, 7 Oct 2017 at Woodgreen Village Hall 7:00pm

Dance your socks off with the London Klezmer Quartet. No partner or experience is necessary to enjoy this opportunity to try out Yiddish and other eastern European dances. Freylekhs, hongas, shers and more, with full instruction and live musical accompaniment from the London Klezmer Quartet. Children under 14 free. Email booking: andreafinnart@btinternet.com. Tel: 01725 513405

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State Of The Union Boo Hewerdine & Brooks Williams

on Sun, 8 Oct 2017 at Wirksworth Coach House Studios 7:30pm

Starts at 8pm Venue is upstairs Bar

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Sem Seiffert

on Sun, 8 Oct 2017 at Doncaster Brewery and Tap 4:30pm

Sem Seiffert Sem lives close to Cologne. His music is a combination of folk and rock with a bit of blues, jazz and pop. His debut-album "Tales to tell" was recorded in Wolverhampton be Producer Gavin Monaghan who has also worked with artists like Editors, Ryan Adams, Nizlopi and The Sherlocks. Sem's second album "Diary of a traveller" was successfully funded by crowdfunding and is going to be released in September 2017 through his own music-label "Opus of Orpheus Records." Sem Seiffert is always on the road in Europe and so the first lines of a single song might be created at the harbour of Gothenburg/Sweden, a few more at the Grachten in Amsterdam/Netherlands to finally complete the song in a small Cafe in Florence/Italy. Many different impressions fuse that way and open new gates for fantasy In 2014 he toured through Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the Netherlands. This year he will be playing festivals and concerts in England, Scotland, Sweden and Spain More information about the artist: Videos: www.youtube.com/semseiffert Homepage: www.semoclock.com

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Catfish Keith

on Sun, 8 Oct 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Hannah James / Grace Petrie

on Sun, 8 Oct 2017 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

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Paul Lamb & The Kingsnakes

on Sun, 8 Oct 2017 at Ashill The Barn at Square and Compass 8:00pm

Hailed by aficionados and music press around the world as Europe's foremost blues harmonica exponent, Paul Lamb has forged himself a place in the history books as one of the greatest players of our time. He has won countless awards, sold record-breaking quantities of albums, and performed the world over with his long-standing musical compatriots, The Kingsnakes. Inducted into the British Blues Awards Hall Of Fame (alongside the likes of Peter Green, John Mayall & Alexis Korner), Lamb still continues to bring his infectious brand of soulful blues to a plethora of fans around the globe he has represented Great Britain in the World Harmonica Championships, leading to a spell of working with his mentor Sonny Terry and seeing Lamb performing with Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Brownie McGhee, and countless other blues greats that had originally inspired him. His unique harmonica skills are constantly in demand by others, and he has amongst other experiences had a chart hit with Harmonica Man(under the pseudonym of Bravado) with Pete Waterman, and worked with Mark Knopfler, The Who, Rod Stewart, and Jimmy Nail amongst others.

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My Baby

on Sun, 8 Oct 2017 at Lewes The Con Club 7:30pm

My Baby is a Dutch-New Zealand band from Amsterdam. Their music is a mix of blues, country and funk. My Baby was founded in 2012 by previous members of the Amsterdam soul band

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O'hooley & Tidow

on Sun, 8 Oct 2017 at Sheffield The Shakespeare 7:30pm

A very special, intimate concert with only 60 tickets! This will sell out. Doors 7.30pm Show Starts 8pm No Support. O'Hooley & Tidow 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 voice and piano songwriting duo of Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow is regarded as 'one of British folk's mightiest combinations' (Mojo). Their latest album, Shadows has earned them a place in Mojo's Top 10 Folk Albums of 2016 for the third time (Silent June, 2010, The Hum, 2014) and their third BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nomination for 'Best Duo'. Having the originality and skill to invite comparison with the most celebrated harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Belinda and Heidi's powerful, deeply moving, and soulful performances are infused with an honesty and empathy that will disarm the hardest of heart. SHADOWS A MOJO MAGAZINE TOP 10 FOLK ALBUM OF 2016 BBC RADIO 2 FOLK AWARDS 2017 'BEST DUO' NOMINEES 'England's answer to the McGarrigles.' * * * * * The Guardian '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 'A fine study of human emotion' * * * * EDS 'One of the most vital and experimental acts on the folk circuit and beyond.' Folk Radio UK 'Formidably brilliant.' Independent 'Brave, beautiful and full of love.' Martin Simpson 'In the leading ranks of the new wave of folk music aristocracy.' Tom Robinson, 6 Music

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O'hooley & Tidow

on Sun, 8 Oct 2017 at Sheffield The Shakespeare 7:30pm

A very special, intimate concert with only 60 tickets! This will sell out. Doors 7.30pm Show Starts 8pm No Support. O'Hooley & Tidow 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 voice and piano songwriting duo of Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow is regarded as 'one of British folk's mightiest combinations' (Mojo). Their latest album, Shadows has earned them a place in Mojo's Top 10 Folk Albums of 2016 for the third time (Silent June, 2010, The Hum, 2014) and their third BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nomination for 'Best Duo'. Having the originality and skill to invite comparison with the most celebrated harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Belinda and Heidi's powerful, deeply moving, and soulful performances are infused with an honesty and empathy that will disarm the hardest of heart. SHADOWS A MOJO MAGAZINE TOP 10 FOLK ALBUM OF 2016 BBC RADIO 2 FOLK AWARDS 2017 'BEST DUO' NOMINEES 'England's answer to the McGarrigles.' * * * * * The Guardian '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 'A fine study of human emotion' * * * * EDS 'One of the most vital and experimental acts on the folk circuit and beyond.' Folk Radio UK 'Formidably brilliant.' Independent 'Brave, beautiful and full of love.' Martin Simpson 'In the leading ranks of the new wave of folk music aristocracy.' Tom Robinson, 6 Music

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Sheelanagig

on Sun, 8 Oct 2017 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

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. 'A completely top night out.'Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2 'The musicianship is tight and intense'Songlines

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Josh Harty

on Sun, 8 Oct 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Josh Harty's unique blend of American music has become a must-hear for those who keep the tradition of country, blues and folk close to their hearts. Born and raised on the plains of North Dakota, Josh has continued the old family tradition of playing guitar. His father, both a preacher, and the Police Chief of their small town, was also Harty's music mentor. Josh is always looking for that balance between the rolling road and the people who inspire him, trading stories around kitchen tables and theatre stages. Harty's live shows prove that good story telling combined with journeyman musicianship is as American as music gets. "There's a tangible raw honesty evident in Josh Harty's classy county-influenced songwriting." (R2 Magazine, UK) "One of the brightest new things in the country blues genre... a singer/songwriter prodigy. " (The Guardian) Amit Dattani is a singer songwriter known for his unique brand of roots-driven guitar and striking lyrical originality. Behind his raconteur spirit lies nimble finger-picking and a versatility which has garnered a strong reputation on the live circuit.

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Herne Hill Music Festival: Greenhouse Klezmer - Oysland Band

on Sun, 8 Oct 2017 at London Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses 3:45pm

'Full of atmosphere! Oysland's music takes you straight to the main stage, where you can become part of the celebration of music and life.' (Central and Eastern European London Review) Top-notch contemporary Klezmer! 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 with panache from Eastern Europe, with wider influences from the Balkans whilst preserving all the original ingredients. Concert at 4.00pm.

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Herne Hill Music Festival: Greenhouse Klezmer - Oysland Band

on Sun, 8 Oct 2017 at London Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses 3:45pm

'Full of atmosphere! Oysland's music takes you straight to the main stage, where you can become part of the celebration of music and life.' (Central and Eastern European London Review) Top-notch contemporary Klezmer! 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 with panache from Eastern Europe, with wider influences from the Balkans whilst preserving all the original ingredients. Concert at 4.00pm.

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Blackheart

on Sun, 8 Oct 2017 at Malton The Milton Rooms 7:00pm

Doors open 7.00pm. Tickets £10 from 01653 696240 or online. The annual return of one of our favourite duos, Blackheart, with their amazing, well-crafted original music and unique charisma.

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Erin Mckeown

on Mon, 9 Oct 2017 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. -------- Erin McKeown is a musician, writer, and producer known internationally for her prolific disregard of stylistic boundaries. Her brash and clever electric guitar playing is something to see. Her singing voice is truly unique clear, cool, and collected. Over the course of 11 studio albums and thousands of live performances, Erin has developed and refined a distinct and challenging mix of American musical styles. Her latest album is 2017's MIRRORS BREAK BACK. Her operative mood is effortless grace. - LA Weekly

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Woojae Park With Shogo Yoshi And Soumik Datta

on Mon, 9 Oct 2017 at London Rich Mix 8:30pm

Woojae Park is best known in Europe for his beautiful collaborations with choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui he created the music for Fractus V, which played at Sadlers Wells and toured worldwide. In a rave review, The Guardian described the music as 'a marvellous braid of sound, fusing Middle Eastern influences to a wildly ecstatic pitch - as a fierce expression of unity, it resonates across the work'. His main instrument is the geomungo, the stunning bowed instrument that powers the playing of other bands who have featured in the K-Music programme, like Jambinai and Geomungo Factory. For this concert, which has been specially created for K-Music 2017, he is joined by two of the other creative voices that joined him in Fractus V. Japanese drummer Shogo Yoshi was a member of the legendary taiko ensemble Kodo, and has toured with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui for many years. British Indian composer and sarod player Soumik Datta was featured earlier this year in his own Channel 4 series Soumik's concerts bridge the world of Indian classical and contemporary music. His artistic hallmarks are his collaborations with other artists: Beyonce, Jay-Z, Bill Bailey, Manu Delago, Akram Khan, Nitin Sawhney, Anoushka Shankar, Bernhard Schimpelsberger and Talvin Singh, to name just a few. Part of K-Music 2017

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Fran Mcgillivray And Mike Burke

on Mon, 9 Oct 2017 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Fran Mcgillivray And Mike Burke

on Mon, 9 Oct 2017 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Good Lovelies

on Mon, 9 Oct 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

The Good Lovelies can be described as a folk, roots, old-time, western swing trio, and are one of Canada's premier folk bands, with high-profile awards including a Juno and multiple Canadian Folk Music Awards on the shelf. They have now also ventured beyond the boundaries of old-time traditions with their latest album, Burn The Plan. With impeccable vocals and charisma, they are funny, upbeat and play with a pinch of sass. Throughout their shows, they constantly swap instruments, alternating between acoustic and electric guitars, bass, mandolin, banjo and percussion. Each girl takes it in turns to sing lead vocals and their harmonies are just divine. The aptly named Good Lovelies are Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough and Sue Passmore.

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Erin Mckeown

on Tue, 10 Oct 2017 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. -------- Erin McKeown is a musician, writer, and producer known internationally for her prolific disregard of stylistic boundaries. Her brash and clever electric guitar playing is something to see. Her singing voice is truly unique clear, cool, and collected. Over the course of 11 studio albums and thousands of live performances, Erin has developed and refined a distinct and challenging mix of American musical styles. Her latest album is 2017's MIRRORS BREAK BACK. Her operative mood is effortless grace. - LA Weekly

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John Craigie Plays Cafe#9

on Tue, 10 Oct 2017 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

If John Prine and Mitch Hedberg had a baby, the resulting product would resemble something very close to Portland, OR singer-songwriter John Craigie. Musically comparable to Prine, with the humor and wit of Hedberg, the humble, gracious, and hilarious Craigie is one of the best storytellers of our time. It's no wonder that Chuck Norris sends him fan mail, and Todd Snider brings him gifts on stage. The vagabond troubadour has charmed audiences in all 50 states and throughout much of Europe, with a DIY spirit seldom seen these days. While touring solo and with the likes of Todd Snider, the Shook Twins, Nicki Bluhm, and ALO, Craigie has taken the stage at festivals, sold out venues, intimate house concerts, center camp at Burning Man and even Gregory Alan Isakov's farm. Although based in Portland, Craigie's true home is on the road, and just like that he's on to the next town, playing and singing and telling stories to everyone who wants to listen. He'll make you laugh and make you cry, all in the same song. With a fan-base that is more of a continually-expanding circle of friends, John Craigie's true passion is connecting with people through shared experiences, stories, and song.

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Faustus At Haydon Bridge

on Tue, 10 Oct 2017 at Haydon Bridge Community Centre 7:30pm

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Faustus At Haydon Bridge

on Tue, 10 Oct 2017 at Haydon Bridge Community Centre 7:30pm

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Herne Hill Music Festival: Gorgeous Guitars - Steve Morrison And Peter Black

on Tue, 10 Oct 2017 at London Canopy Beer 7:30pm

Steve Morrison's extraordinary guitar playing has taken him to festivals and venues across Europe and now our TV screens as a 'Guitar Star' finalist. His ability to hold the bass-line and chords, while adding melody lines that sing, make his guitar playing unique. He is a master of open-chord tunings and his bottle-neck guitar turns heads. He has released 6 CDs and enjoyed record sales. His repertoire includes many original songs full of wit and social commentary and the lyrics are delivered by a warm, passionate voice that combines with the guitar to give a powerful performance. Peter Black, born and based in London, is a classically trained guitarist who performs a wide range of music from different places and times. Peter performs extensively all over the UK in exclusive venues such as the Ritz, Kensington Palace, Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons, Claridges and the Connaught. His popularity has also earned him performances in Qatar, Dubai, Morocco, Spain, France, Monaco, Germany and Sweden. Peter loves the versatility of the classical guitar in the sense that so many differing styles can be effectively communicated with the instrument. In order to give you a real taster of this, Peter will perform from the Spanish Romantic repertoire of the 19th Century, Latin Classical music with great rhythms from the modern period, plus Flamenco, Calypso, Blues, and arrangements of famous popular songs. Concert at 8.00pm.

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Herne Hill Music Festival: Gorgeous Guitars - Steve Morrison And Peter Black

on Tue, 10 Oct 2017 at London Canopy Beer 7:30pm

Steve Morrison's extraordinary guitar playing has taken him to festivals and venues across Europe and now our TV screens as a 'Guitar Star' finalist. His ability to hold the bass-line and chords, while adding melody lines that sing, make his guitar playing unique. He is a master of open-chord tunings and his bottle-neck guitar turns heads. He has released 6 CDs and enjoyed record sales. His repertoire includes many original songs full of wit and social commentary and the lyrics are delivered by a warm, passionate voice that combines with the guitar to give a powerful performance. Peter Black, born and based in London, is a classically trained guitarist who performs a wide range of music from different places and times. Peter performs extensively all over the UK in exclusive venues such as the Ritz, Kensington Palace, Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons, Claridges and the Connaught. His popularity has also earned him performances in Qatar, Dubai, Morocco, Spain, France, Monaco, Germany and Sweden. Peter loves the versatility of the classical guitar in the sense that so many differing styles can be effectively communicated with the instrument. In order to give you a real taster of this, Peter will perform from the Spanish Romantic repertoire of the 19th Century, Latin Classical music with great rhythms from the modern period, plus Flamenco, Calypso, Blues, and arrangements of famous popular songs. Concert at 8.00pm.

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Faustus

on Wed, 11 Oct 2017 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

Nominated in the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, the Faustus triumvirate are three of the leading lights of their generation: Saul Rose (Waterson:Carthy, Whapweasel), Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Bellowhead) and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar's Feast). They have a plethora of experience between them, brought together here in a virtuosic display of musicianship and testosterone. After a two year break, Faustus returned to the live circuit for festivals in summer 2012 releasing a new album, Broken Down Gentlemen on Navigator Records, in March 2013. They have been the road since then with direct and powerful live performances that have put them at the forefront of the new English folk revival. Rooted deeply in the English tradition, in 2007 they received a 75th Anniversary Award from the English Folk Dance and Song Society. Faustus was the official Artist In Residence for 2016 at Halsway Manor, the centre for folk arts, a partnership which is supported by Arts Council England's Grants For The Arts funding programme. 'A blend of energy and musicianship that establishes this trio as one of Britains outstanding folk bands[a] distinctive blend of subtlety and attack.' ★★★★ The Guardian 'The concept? To rescue contemporary folk from the curse of feyness... Bloke-folk!... Fans of Led Zep III should take a thoughtful interest.' ★★★★ Independent On Sunday 'English traditional songs played with great verve and no little imagination' ★★★★ Radio 2 'Dynamically fascinating to watch, entertaining and intriguing.' Folk and Roots

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Clive Gregson & Liz Simcock

on Wed, 11 Oct 2017 at Lowdham The Old Ship Inn 7:30pm

Doors open 7.30 pm; concert starts 8 pm

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Zervas & Pepper

on Wed, 11 Oct 2017 at Edinburgh The Voodoo Rooms 7:30pm

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Dougie Maclean (start Time 7.30pm)

on Wed, 11 Oct 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Dougie MacLean OBE is Scotland's pre-eminent singer-songwriter and a national musicaltreasure (SingOut USA) who has developed a unique blend of lyrical, 'roots based' songwriting and instrumental composition. He is internationally renowned for his song 'Caledonia', for music in the 'Last of the Mohicans' movie and for countless inspired performances. His songs have been covered by Paolo Nutini, Amy MacDonald, Ronan Keating, Mary Black and many other top performers. He has received two prestigious Tartan Clef Awards, a place in the Scottish Music Hall of Fame, and a Lifetime Achievement Folk Award from BBC Radio 2.

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Dougie Maclean (start Time 7.30pm)

on Wed, 11 Oct 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Dougie MacLean OBE is Scotland's pre-eminent singer-songwriter and a national musicaltreasure (SingOut USA) who has developed a unique blend of lyrical, 'roots based' songwriting and instrumental composition. He is internationally renowned for his song 'Caledonia', for music in the 'Last of the Mohicans' movie and for countless inspired performances. His songs have been covered by Paolo Nutini, Amy MacDonald, Ronan Keating, Mary Black and many other top performers. He has received two prestigious Tartan Clef Awards, a place in the Scottish Music Hall of Fame, and a Lifetime Achievement Folk Award from BBC Radio 2.

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Dougie Maclean (start Time 7.30pm)

on Wed, 11 Oct 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Dougie MacLean OBE is Scotland's pre-eminent singer-songwriter and a national musicaltreasure (SingOut USA) who has developed a unique blend of lyrical, 'roots based' songwriting and instrumental composition. He is internationally renowned for his song 'Caledonia', for music in the 'Last of the Mohicans' movie and for countless inspired performances. His songs have been covered by Paolo Nutini, Amy MacDonald, Ronan Keating, Mary Black and many other top performers. He has received two prestigious Tartan Clef Awards, a place in the Scottish Music Hall of Fame, and a Lifetime Achievement Folk Award from BBC Radio 2.

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Bright Phoebus Presents: Roy Bailey's Birthday Bash!

on Wed, 11 Oct 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:00pm

It's that time of year again, where we celebrate the birth of our one and only elder statesman, Roy Bailey! A fine singer throughout his long career and right through to today, Roy has been described as 'the English Pete Seeger' and, by the late, great Tony Benn "as the greatest Socialist folk singer of his generation". He sings songs about people, about us and our lives and our hopes and fears and he chooses these songs with an unerring ear for a well written and perfectly formed story in a song. Roy's concerts are always moving, always funny and always leave you feeling more hopeful about the human condition and how we can and do work best when we work together. He performs regularly with his good friend Marc Block, his son-in-law, Martin Simpson and is often delighted to be able to call on good friends such as Andy Cutting, James Fagan and Nancy Kerr when he does his annual, sell-out show at The Greystones in his home town of Sheffield. Come along and be uplifted - but don't delay in buying a ticket because these Birthday Bashes sell out every time! MC is tbc but we know it will be someone wonderful :) Doors 7pm Concert Starts at 7:30pm

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Bright Phoebus Presents: Roy Bailey's Birthday Bash!

on Wed, 11 Oct 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:00pm

It's that time of year again, where we celebrate the birth of our one and only elder statesman, Roy Bailey! A fine singer throughout his long career and right through to today, Roy has been described as 'the English Pete Seeger' and, by the late, great Tony Benn "as the greatest Socialist folk singer of his generation". He sings songs about people, about us and our lives and our hopes and fears and he chooses these songs with an unerring ear for a well written and perfectly formed story in a song. Roy's concerts are always moving, always funny and always leave you feeling more hopeful about the human condition and how we can and do work best when we work together. He performs regularly with his good friend Marc Block, his son-in-law, Martin Simpson and is often delighted to be able to call on good friends such as Andy Cutting, James Fagan and Nancy Kerr when he does his annual, sell-out show at The Greystones in his home town of Sheffield. Come along and be uplifted - but don't delay in buying a ticket because these Birthday Bashes sell out every time! MC is tbc but we know it will be someone wonderful :) Doors 7pm Concert Starts at 7:30pm

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Michele And Romeo Stodart Present.....

on Wed, 11 Oct 2017 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. -------- After the resounding success of their 3 month 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, plus special guests - TBA. These nights usually sell out well in advance, so we recommend buying your tickets now! This aims to be an evening with a real touch of magic!

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The Churchfitters

on Wed, 11 Oct 2017 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Hannah James / Grace Petrie

on Wed, 11 Oct 2017 at Chesterfield Labour Club 7:30pm

Two of British folk music's most powerful artists are coming together for a very special one-off tour this Autumn. BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Hannah James (Lady Maisery, Songs of Separation, Jigdoll, Kerfuffle) has been beguiling audiences for over fifteen years with her breathtaking solo performance style. Marrying flawless accordion playing and beautiful vocal stylings with inventive foot percussion and clog dancing, she is regarded as one of the most innovative and entertaining performers on the UK folk scene. Leicester's Grace Petrie (The Anti-Capitalist Roadshow, BBC Radio 4's The Now Show) is internationally renowned as one of Britain's most respected contemporary political songwriters, engaging audiences across Britain and Canada with thought-provoking lyrics and an impassioned vocal delivery. From opposite ends of the ocean-wide spectrum of folk, two of its brightest voices will explore their own interpretations of what it means for us today, from the deepest roots of tradition to the sharpest views on the times we live in. Advance booking highly recommended.

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Hannah James / Grace Petrie

on Wed, 11 Oct 2017 at Chesterfield Labour Club 7:30pm

Two of British folk music's most powerful artists are coming together for a very special one-off tour this Autumn. BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Hannah James (Lady Maisery, Songs of Separation, Jigdoll, Kerfuffle) has been beguiling audiences for over fifteen years with her breathtaking solo performance style. Marrying flawless accordion playing and beautiful vocal stylings with inventive foot percussion and clog dancing, she is regarded as one of the most innovative and entertaining performers on the UK folk scene. Leicester's Grace Petrie (The Anti-Capitalist Roadshow, BBC Radio 4's The Now Show) is internationally renowned as one of Britain's most respected contemporary political songwriters, engaging audiences across Britain and Canada with thought-provoking lyrics and an impassioned vocal delivery. From opposite ends of the ocean-wide spectrum of folk, two of its brightest voices will explore their own interpretations of what it means for us today, from the deepest roots of tradition to the sharpest views on the times we live in. Advance booking highly recommended.

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Pierre Bensusan

on Thu, 12 Oct 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

How the guitar would want to sound if it could play itself... Pierre Bensusan is back in the UK & Ireland. Over the past 44 years, acoustic guitar virtuoso and vocalist Pierre Bensusan has taken his unique sound to all corners of the globe. Winner of the 2014 Independent Music Award in the Live Performance Album category for his triple live album "Encore", voted Best World Music guitarist by Guitar Player Magazine reader's Poll, winner of the Grand Prix du Disque at the Montreux Festival for his debut album, Près de Paris, Pierre is recognized as one of the greatest guitar players of the 21st century. Described as a 'genius' by the likes of Jon Gomm and Melody Maker, immortalised by the tune 'Bensusan' written in tribute by the late Michael Hedges, and referenced as an important inspiration to many other great musicians, Pierre Bensusan is a one-of-a-kind artist whose music transcends genre and time, with an uninhibited sense of musical freedom and expression, a sense of something both playful and serious, otherworldly yet right here, right now. His "manner" of playing defies classification - crossing world, classical, jazz, traditional, folk, pop and more. None can be isolated as simply World Music, Celtic, "Arabic" or French; rather, they represent our world in its current state, a world sharing itself. A great ambassador of France and peace. Not to be missed! Select press clippings and quotes "I had gone along to the theatre disgruntled - by too many things happening in my life. By the start of the second half I was in a state of quiet euphoria, totally at peace with the world. I was even moved to the odd tear. Music at its best is like that, isn't it? It's magical; it can make a difference, and Pierre Bensusan makes a difference." Clare Brotherhood, UKTheatre.net (UKTheatre) "Pierre's music is an example of how you can revitalise and justify the term « World Music » Neither jazz nor folk nor Spanish classical, neither rai nor chaabi, nor flamenco (old or new), it nonetheless contains all of these a translucent, fully-realised and seamless chamber-acoustic melange, played softly and without affectation." Dan Chinn, Misfit City Music Blog (Misfit City) (London, UK 2016) "To say that Bensusan is a master of the guitar is like saying Albert Einstein was good at math." Woodstock Times, by CHARLES LYONHART on Apr 29, 2016 (USA) "Bensusan is very much his own animal. It's like listening to a butterfly, to dappled sunshine coming through quaking aspens. His music flits and darts around like fish in a pool. And his compositions manage to encompass both the calmness of the pool and the flashing of the fish. It's an entrancing, almost hypnotic thing to watch and hear, as he seems eager to share his journey, his light. I was struck by how the aim of each song was to be beautiful. Not witty, not avant-garde, not new, necessarily, but beautiful. A great craftsman plying his trade. A shepherd with his flock. As I left I felt all of a sudden that I'd been to temple, my own sort of temple, and by the end of the service I felt purified, cleansed, and ready for the new year." Nyack News and Views (USA, NY, Dan Cohen, Oct 4, 2015) http://www.pierrebensusan.com/

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Lexie Green & The Indigo Blue

on Thu, 12 Oct 2017 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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Edwina Hayes

on Thu, 12 Oct 2017 at Hoghton Gregson Lane Sports and Social Club 8:15pm

'That's the clearest singing voice I've heard in here,' was a comment overheard during Edwina Hayes's Old Ship Inn gig, 6th February. A discerning Warthog audience was treated to numbers that Edwina had written herself mixed with classic covers. Along the way she referenced artists collaborated with or opened for, including Ralph McTell, Boo Hewerdine and Bobby Wood (who has played with Elvis and written for Crystal Gayle and Leanne Rhymes among others). Described as gentle folk Americana, vocalist and guitar player Hayes sat somewhere between Joni Mitchell and Suzanne Vega. Self-penned songs were mostly about unrequited love or, as she put it, 'fancying people who don't fancy you back!' Hence, titles like, Leave A Light On For You, Nobody's coming Round and Tell Me So. Pour Me A Drink, was in honour of her Dad, a likeable rogue who, now in Argentina, has been well travelled, hard drinking, and had several wives. In Open The Show For You, she dreamt of supporting Bob Dylan. Between tracks Hayes entertained with a range of conversational anecdotes about her Mother's Bridlington chip shop, travels around America, and men longed for from afar. This included Richard Thompson whose songs also featured. Hayes delivered fine renditions of, From Galway to Graceland, and, Waltzing's For Dreamers. Add to this Donovan's Catch The Wind, Leonard Cohen's Famous Blue Raincoat, Don McLean's Vincent and perhaps the most upbeat, Joe South's Games People Play, it really was a complete musical feast. Mark Salter marksalter@btconnect.com Nottingham Evening Post February 2013

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The Coal Porters

on Thu, 12 Oct 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

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

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Sean Taylor @ No8 Café

on Thu, 12 Oct 2017 at Launceston No 8 Cafe 8:00pm

Sean Taylor "Flood & Burn" tour. Sean Taylor has been at the forefront of a new generation of voices on the contemporary acoustic blues/roots scene in the UK for ten years now. As an authentic troubadour, he gleans his inspiration from his surroundings, his place in time and from the works of art, words and music of others,and from this, creates outstanding work himself. Now a well established and highly regarded artist, the latest album which he is touring, "Flood & Burn" is a highlight in his career so far. The songwriting is superb and the blues/roots, even slightly jazz feel to these songs is breathtaking. Music starts at 8pm, Doors open for pre-gig food at 6.30pm

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Shannon Mcnally

on Thu, 12 Oct 2017 at Manchester Fred's Ale House 8:00pm

Jezebel Music are excited to be bringing Shannon McNally to Manchester, as she tours her brand new, Rodney Crowell produced album, Black Irish. Shannon McNally In Irish folklore it's said that the darker Celts have special powers; it must be true because Shannon McNally's blues-Americana return, BLACK IRISH, will make you dance, break your heart, and save your soul. Black Irish is McNally's most personal project yet, which is saying a lot, given the Americana singer-songwriter's deep catalog. But it speaks to the power of connection, and the power of music to create it and to reflect it. The kick off track You Made Me Feel For You, was written by her producer, Americana icon, Rodney Crowell, and serves as a metaphor for their collaboration - how his particular understanding of her unique gifts pulled out the career-defining album many have been waiting for since she came on the scene. The album concept began in 2013, as she was going through what she calls a miserable divorce, raising her daughter Maeve, and nursing her terminally ill mother Maureen. Her parents had relocated to Holly Springs, Mississippi, and McNally moved in, caring for her mom until her death in 2015. I had no vim or vigor in me for a couple of years, she admits. What saved her was her email relationship with Crowell, who'd been talking about producing her since 2012. He writes in the liner notes for Black Irish that their musical connection was immediate, describing McNally as this dark- eyed beauty who wrote grown-up songs, played a pretty mean Fender Stratocaster and, at times, sounded a lot like Jesse Mae Hemphill. From our first meeting I couldn't shake the feeling that I was the right man for the job of shepherding the next Shannon McNally record into existence. It wasn't easy. Too depressed to write, McNally recorded a favorite Emmylou Harris song on her laptop and worked up the nerve to email it to him. With lines like There's a river of darkness in my blood, Prayer in Open D spoke to pain she couldn't verbalize. And he called me back and said, 'That's gorgeous, you were meant to do that song. Do more. That was all she needed. We started this really wonderful thing of just lobbing song titles back and forth. And I just sat at that table and learned about a dozen tunes, my favorite covers, anything to spark a fire in this really dark turn. She co-wrote three of the album's 12 songs one with producer Crowell, who also penned two more for her; the rest include personal favorites by Stevie Wonder (I Ain't Gonna Stand For It), Robbie Robertson (It Makes No Difference), and J.J. Cale (Low Rider). The result is an album that stands with the best of classic vocal interpreters like Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris and Maria Muldaur. I just love great songs, she says. I'm inspired by Willie Nelson, Muddy Waters, Emmylou Harris, Bill Withers, Mavis Staples. None of them hesitate to sing any song they feel like singing, even if they didn't write it. I think great songs need to be spotlighted, they need to recycle back up into the consciousness. Today, McNally makes her home in the Mississippi hill country, the most Southern place on earth, she says. But her musical journey began in New York, where she was born on St. Patrick's Day and raised in Hempstead, Long Island. Growing up in the age of '80s MTV-pop, she found an escape route. When I was 12, my uncle gave me a J.J. Cale album. That saved me from the Debbie Gibson era. So began her obsession with roots music. (She pays tribute to that early influence here with a swampy take on Cale's Low Rider.) McNally became a performing singer/songwriter/guitarist in college and eventually signed with Capitol Records. After some time in Los Angeles, she moved to New Orleans soaking up that city's music, culminating in her 2013 tribute to singer/songwriter Bobby Charles, Small Town Talk, with an all-star band that included her producer Dr. John. (Earlier, she'd recorded a definitive version of Charles' Tennessee Blues on 2005's Geronimo.) Between those albums she'd moved to North Mississippi as a Katrina refugee, and became part of legendary producer Jim Dickinson's extended musical family. Jim was the first person I met up there. He was a big mentor for me. She sings about her early Mississippi days on Roll Away the Stone, a swaggering, horn-driven, Stones-inspired rocker, as well as I Went to the Well, a slinky blues co-written with Garry Burnside, the youngest of legendary bluesman R.L. Burnside's 13 children. The third McNally original, and an album standout, is Banshee Moan, about her experiences in the music industry, experiences common to working women everywhere. I wrote that a ways back, previous to the rebirth of the women's movement we've seen of late. I'm thrilled to see women truly engaged and pissed off again. With its haunting melody and McNally's rich, deep-blue vocals, Banshee Moan is no mere protest song, it's a howl of the collective female spirit, equal parts softness and strength. Black Irish was recorded in Nashville, but its distinctive sense of place lies 210 miles west, where Memphis meets Mississippi. The primary colors of American music are black and white, and Black Irish displays that hybrid in many shades, mixing country, blues, soul, rock, folk balladry and classic pop. Sense of place is important to McNally. I don't do anything half-assed, she says with a laugh. I tend to move into a place. I'm a Pisces and that's a water sign. And water takes on the shape of the vessel that carries it. When I lived in New Orleans I became fast friends with Bobby Charles and Dr. John and was really kind of consumed whole by that. And then, when I came up here (to Mississippi) the blues stuff was so organic and authentic and natural that I kind of got consumed by it. That's her approach to Black Irish. Whether singing her own songs or others', she moves into them, making them hers. When it came time to record McNally enlisted her friend, Memphis soul- gospel powerhouse Wendy Moten on background vocals, while Crowell called in some of Music City's finest, including guitarists Colin Linden and Audley Freed, bassists Michael Rhodes and David Santos, and drummer Jerry Roe. For those familiar with Levon Helm's ramshackle take on Muddy Waters' The Stuff You Got to Watch, McNally's smoothly swinging rockabilly/ jump blues will be a revelation. It's her tribute to Muddy. I love how classy he was, how sharp-dressed and handsome, with his pompadour and his gold and his perfect suit. To McNally, the late Susanna Clark's song about Townes Van Zandt, Black Haired Boy (with Emmylou and Elizabeth Cook singing harmony) is a bookend to Prayer in Open D, the two most singer-songwriter tracks, both featuring Crowell's fingerpicking. Isn't That Love, by Crowell and Beth Nielsen Chapman, expands the production with an organic pop feel. It's McNally's finest vocal showcase, her voice soaring into hitherto unheard upper registers. I love Otis Redding and all those great soul singers who go right up there and get to that place, she says. That was the scariest, being that honest and vulnerable and that far out on a limb vocally. It's liberating. Another challenge was The Band's It Makes No Difference, originally sung to tragic perfection by the late Rick Danko. I cried all over it in the studio, and I had to sing it a bunch of times, 'cause I just couldn't keep it together, she remembers. And that's where you're supposed to be, the emotional intensity on the precipice of 'I'm about to lose it. I'm about to break down, and it's going to take everything I have not to.' She inhabits that song, her performance more resilient than Danko's. You don't have to agree to the abyss, McNally says. You can be a quality singer and songwriter and not just drown yourself in the bottle. Everybody's a little tortured if you do this; I'd just like to be there for the long haul. From that darkness comes light, as McNally and company close Black Irish with the joyous, roof-raising Delta gospel of The Staple Singers' Let's Go Home. She won't be staying long. With Black Irish, Shannon McNally moves into the next part of her journey.

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Jarrod Dickenson

on Thu, 12 Oct 2017 at Leicester The Soundhouse 7:30pm

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M G Boulter

on Thu, 12 Oct 2017 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.... M G Boulter + Genevieve Dawson M G Boulter is a singer and songwriter living on the coast of the Thames Estuary, England. Releasing his debut album in Spring 2012 under the name The Whispering Pines, Boulter has been an integral member of leadimg UK Americana band The Lucky Strikes since 2007, starting out on bass before switching to guitar and vocals, as well as penning much of their material. Since accompanying Simone Felice (The Felice Brothers) on various dates including a prestigious Green Man Festival headline set in 2011, Matthew has become a full member of The Simone Felice Band, touring the US and UK, also opening shows as solo performer. As a much sought after pedal steel and guitar player he has also worked with Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes), Mumford & Sons, and is currently touring in Emily Portman's Coracle Band and Blue Rose Code. Gorgeous, in a word ★ ★ ★ ★ Uncut Highly Recommended ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Independent on Sunday Lovely.. ★ ★ ★ ★ Mojo Brings freshness to songwriting ★ ★ ★ ★ Telegraph The best of 2016, no contest ★ ★ ★ ★ The Morning Star GENEVIEVE DAWSON is a singer songwriter originally from Edinburgh, now based in South-East London. She is currently studying composition at Goldsmiths University of London, following in the footsteps of esteemed alumni of James Blake and Rosie Lowe. She brings together a frank lyrical style with a warmth and soulfulness that inhabits the same alt-folk terrain as Laura Marling and Ani DiFranco. --------------------------------------------- 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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Maria Dunn With Shannon Johnson

on Thu, 12 Oct 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Staying with Canadian women, we also welcome back this storyteller through song who has been described as a distaff Woody Guthrie. With her latest album nominated in the Traditional Roots category of the Juno Awards, Maria continues to write great songs about social and historical themes, blending Celtic folk with bluegrass and country influences. Shannon Johnson accompanies on violin.

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Maria Dunn With Shannon Johnson

on Thu, 12 Oct 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Staying with Canadian women, we also welcome back this storyteller through song who has been described as a distaff Woody Guthrie. With her latest album nominated in the Traditional Roots category of the Juno Awards, Maria continues to write great songs about social and historical themes, blending Celtic folk with bluegrass and country influences. Shannon Johnson accompanies on violin.

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Kara Grainger Band

on Thu, 12 Oct 2017 at Mansfield The Black Market 8:00pm

Kara Grainger is an Australian singer, songwriter and guitarist based in Los Angeles (USA). She is already well established among the top flight of international contemporary female blues/rock guitarists and vocalists, her slide-guitar virtuosity inevitable drawing comparisons with the great Bonnie Raitt. Like Raitt, Grainger knows how to get inside a song's lyric, placing her own indelible stamp on such classics as Robert Johnson's Come On In My Kitchen and the Allman Brothers Whipping Post. But Grainger is no throwback to the 70s rock scene. Yes, her inspiration is drawn from the same spring, but there is a healthy dosage of 21st Century chic thrown in. Grainger started out on her musical journey whilst still a young teenage girl, touring extensively in her native Australia as vocalist and guitarist in a prominent Sydney-based band. In 2008 she moved to Los Angeles to record her debut album Grand and Green River. The album was favourably received, winning first prize in the IAP awards in Austin, Texas and staying in the top 40 Americana charts for over 34 weeks. Her third album Shiver & Sigh, produced by Grammy Award winner David Z, features members of Bonnie Raitt's touring band, and includes five of Grainger's own original songs. Grainger continues to live in Los Angeles, but tours extensively throughout the USA, Europe, Asia and Australia. National tours in Australia have included opening spots for Eric Johnson, Amos Lee and Little Feat. With a combination of tasteful blues and slide guitar, soulful vocals and a heartfelt approach to songwriting, you won't want to miss Grainger's only trip to the UK in 2017. For details of all her upcoming tour, visit our events page at www.facebook.com/karagraingerontour For more about Kara Grainger, see www.karagrainger.com

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Soundbox Presents: Ange Hardy

on Fri, 13 Oct 2017 at Chester St Mary's Centre 7:00pm

Celebrated by the Telegraph as one of Britain's top folk musicians for her five-star 2014 album The Lament of The Black Sheep, Ange Hardy has grabbed the attention of the traditional folk music world (a feat which saw her nominated at the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and winning the FATEA Tradition Award) by writing new material and embracing modern technologies whilst maintaining a traditional feel. Ange is currently touring with three different guitars, a bag of low whistles, a bodhrán drum, a tambourine, a 27-string Salvi Harp and a shruti box. Combined with her innovative use of live looping for vocal harmonies she's one of the most diverse solo artistes you're likely to encounter. Ange begins her autumn solo tour of a new album (tba) with a SoundBox gig in Chester, and we're very pleased to welcome her here. The show begins with a special 'In Conversation with Ange Hardy' feature, and Ange will play a second-half set at around 9pm. Support: Ben Robertson, fast becoming a folk favourite in the region.

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Baka Beyond

on Fri, 13 Oct 2017 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:30pm

Musicians from 6 countries in the Celtic fringes of Europe and the West coast of Africa join together to play the most original live world fusion sound around. After more than 2 decades of mixing African and Celtic music in equal measure, Baka Beyond have become one of the finest danceable bands around, creating the sound of the global village. The band take their influences from the baka pygmies of Cameroon, Celtic song and all types of dance music. Not just a touring band, Baka Beyond have a unique relationship with the baka people, their inspiration, sending royalties to help with development projects, and even touring with baka musicians. Martin and Su from the band spend time every year in the rainforest; singing, playing, recording and learning baka stories. Everyone attending a Baka Beyond performance is guaranteed to have a deep, immersive experience and invariably leave with a huge smile ! The current multi-media performance features videos from the Cameroon rainforest, which are projected behind the band and cleverly synchronized with the live music, so that the Baka become part of the live show.

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Sarah Jane Scouten And Her Band

on Fri, 13 Oct 2017 at East Grinstead The Dorset Arms 7:30pm

New Album "When the Blooms Falls From the Rose" Out June 16 Sarah Jane is a Canadian Roots and old-time country singer songwriter. With flavours of Lucinda Williams, Nanci Griffiths and Iris Dement and a wealth of early country music, the two-time Canadian Folk Music Award nominee and recent Western Canadian Music Award nominee's songs are faithful to a long-standing folk music tradition. Often spilling over into modern themes that are outspoken and edgy, her songwriting tackles issues from poverty and midwifery to tongue-in-cheek heartache songs and unabashed Canadiana. A traditionalist at heart, Sarah Jane Scouten shows her signature flair for the roots of roots music. With respect for these roots, she writes from her own perspective, playing with style to create her own distinct voice. This songwriter is known for hitting hard and close to home, then laughing it off. Sarah Jane was discovered by Vancouver label Light Organ Records when she was cold-called into the studio to make an EP with producer Andy Bishop as part of a series of releases, coined The Railtown Sessions. Her EP was volume one of the series, which recently garnered her a WCMA nomination for Roots Solo Artist of the Year, alongside Corb Lund. She has since teamed up with the label and will be releasing her third full-length album, When the Bloom Falls From the Rose, recorded in Toronto at Revolution Recording with veteran Canadian producer Andre Wahl (Hawksley Workman, Jill Barber), on June 16. The album includes ten original songs, ranging in style from classic honky tonk to indie-folk rock, and two virtually unknown traditional Western Canadian songs, discovered on crackly recordings in university archives and given new life through Scouten's haunting arrangements. Developing a big, lush sound on the album, Scouten really comes into her own as a songwriter and performer, drawing from such modern approaches to country music as Sturgill Simpson and Emmylou Harris' iconic album Wrecking Ball, produced by Daniel Lanois. If you think you have Sarah Jane Scouten figured out, you haven't heard anything yet.

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Ceilidh

on Fri, 13 Oct 2017 at Dewsbury Thornhill Parish Church 7:00pm

Event includes Pea and Pie supper included in ticket price and a wine bar ( by donation)

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Ceilidh

on Fri, 13 Oct 2017 at Dewsbury Thornhill Parish Church 7:00pm

Event includes Pea and Pie supper included in ticket price and a wine bar ( by donation)

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True North Music Presents Front Country

on Fri, 13 Oct 2017 at Marsden Mechanics Hall 7:30pm

Front Country are a phenomenal California five-piece now based in Nashville. Fronted by sublimely gifted singer and songwriter Melody Walker and her huge voice, the band is packed full of talent, with Jacob Groopman (guitar/resonator guitar/vocals), Jeremy Darrow (double bass), Adam Roscoe Roszkiewicz (mandolin/vocals) and Leif Karlstrom (fiddle) all bringing their instrumental, songwriting and performance chops to the party. Front Country use traditional bluegrass instrumentation in their highly original interpretations of songs bridging pop, folk, rock, blues and bluegrass. Doors 7.30pm, concert 8pm. For more information, visit frontcountryband.com truenorthpromotions.co.uk

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O'hooley And Tidow

on Fri, 13 Oct 2017 at Doncaster Catholic Club 7:30pm

Roots Music Club Doncaster are pleased to welcome back Belinda and Heidi to Doncaster. This gig is at the excellent Doncaster Catholic Club on Waterdale. Opposite the Sikh temple and just along the road from CAST theatre. See you there.

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The Black Feathers

on Fri, 13 Oct 2017 at Oxford Friends' Meeting House 7:30pm

The ability to write songs that are both modern and ancient is a rare thing. The product of an arcane art of weaving in traditional influences so thoroughly that they become the warp and weft of fresh creations. The Black Feathers, made up of Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler, are two such talents. They first became aware of the magic between them while collaborating on several musical projects, becoming The Black Feathers and life partners in 2012. Americana, Folk, and Acoustic Indie Rock sensibilities coexist comfortably in their musical world, with Hughes' guitar work buoying the kind of harmonies often only heard in family bands. Tickets on the door £10 Sponsored by Hobgoblin Music

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John Tams & Barry Coope

on Fri, 13 Oct 2017 at Farnham The Medici Theatre 7:30pm

John Tams associations with the National Theatre and the English folk scene go back a long way. As well as acting in numerous theatrical productions, including The Mysteries and Warhorse, and TV series, including Sharpe, he also provided the award-winning music. Accompanying him on keyboards and vocals will be Barry Coope, who appeared at Farnham's exciting new venue in May as a member of Coope Boyes & Simpson

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John Tams & Barry Coope

on Fri, 13 Oct 2017 at Farnham The Medici Theatre 7:30pm

John Tams associations with the National Theatre and the English folk scene go back a long way. As well as acting in numerous theatrical productions, including The Mysteries and Warhorse, and TV series, including Sharpe, he also provided the award-winning music. Accompanying him on keyboards and vocals will be Barry Coope, who appeared at Farnham's exciting new venue in May as a member of Coope Boyes & Simpson

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Herne Hill Music Festival: Maybe It's Because .. Songs Of London

on Fri, 13 Oct 2017 at London Half Moon 8:00pm

Born near Euston in 1931, John Foreman is a singer of Music Hall and folk songs, and more. He has been singing at clubs across Britain since the great folk revival of the 1950s. Known as The Broadsheet King - true cockney, singer, writer, and printer. Abe Gibson is an inspiring performer and writer who was recently 'Poet in Residence' at London Transport Museum. City Ramblers Revival (Simon Prager - guitar & vocals; Doc Stenson - guitar,harmonica, vocals; Hylda Sims - guitar, vocals) play Skiffle, Blues, original songs and more. Programme: London songs from Music Hall to Gershwin, Ballads to Blues, original songs and old favourites for you to join in with.. Concert at 8.30pm

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Herne Hill Music Festival: Maybe It's Because .. Songs Of London

on Fri, 13 Oct 2017 at London Half Moon 8:00pm

Born near Euston in 1931, John Foreman is a singer of Music Hall and folk songs, and more. He has been singing at clubs across Britain since the great folk revival of the 1950s. Known as The Broadsheet King - true cockney, singer, writer, and printer. Abe Gibson is an inspiring performer and writer who was recently 'Poet in Residence' at London Transport Museum. City Ramblers Revival (Simon Prager - guitar & vocals; Doc Stenson - guitar,harmonica, vocals; Hylda Sims - guitar, vocals) play Skiffle, Blues, original songs and more. Programme: London songs from Music Hall to Gershwin, Ballads to Blues, original songs and old favourites for you to join in with.. Concert at 8.30pm

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In The Round Tour: Emma Stevens, Megan O'neill, James Fredholm, Mark Sullivan

on Fri, 13 Oct 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:00pm

Emma Stevens, Megan O'Neill, James Fredholm, Mark Sullivan 'These 4 critically acclaimed artists will perform 'In The Round' a selection of songs each from their respective past and present releases. Also expect never seen before collaborations and impromptu additions' Emma Stevens 2017 sees the hugely talented British singer-songwriter and multi -instrumentalist Emma Stevens release and tour her third album 'To My Roots', a collection of songs inspired by the eclectic mix of music she grew up listening to. Everything from James Taylor through Paul Simon to The Dixie Chicks, The Corrs, Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley. I love country music and was lucky enough to spend a month in Nashville recently writing, collaborating and immersing myself in the culture. Megan O'Neill Originally from Co. Kildare, Ireland Megan O'Neill is one of the UK's most exciting Americana artists. A long-time musician and song-writer, Megan has previously lived in Nashville but now resides full time in London. She released her debut EP 'Coming Home' in May 2015, reaching #1 in Irish country charts & was awarded 'UK EP of the Year' by public vote through W21Music. She has now released a second record (February 2017) with her new 6-piece band 'Megan and the Common Threads'. James Fredholm Jmes Fredholm is a new poet, singer songwriter and artist. Following his childhood in the US, he has lived in London and Zurich for the past 30 years. He recently left his career in international finance to pursue his artistic passions full time. In late 2016 he published Uncaged, his first collection of poems, followed in April 2017 by Love Is The Answer, his debut album of original songs. Mark Sullivan Mark Sullivan is a well accomplished singer/songwriter from Hitchin, Hertfordshire with a massive voice and an ear for writing memorable and immediately familiar sounding songs. He is a Master of the loop pedal and expertly executed guitar solo's with string destroying showoff Pieces. After learning to play guitar Mark formed his first band 'Gekko' at the young age of 15. Gekko went on to become one of the best, most accomplished local bands over the next few years playing shows at some great venues/festivals including Dublin Castle, Bulldog Bash and Rock In The Park as well as performances on local BBC Introducing shows. When the band split in later years Mark continued to play as frontman of 'The Marksman' acoustic duo with percussionist Clint Henderson. In January 2013 he decided to pursue his dream of his originals career as a soloist under management and started performing solo as Mark Sullivan. The first single from the latest EP is currently being pushed for national playlist and there is a brand new single almost ready for next the release schedule ahead of his tour.

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The Ronnie Smith Band Feat Michael Messer

on Fri, 13 Oct 2017 at London The King's Head - Crouch End 8:00pm

Ron Smith could walk tall in Nashville. His country songs are as good as anything you'll hear in Music City. Just don't expect to hear them sung in a Tennessee twang. Ron doesn't do fake accents. He's London through and through as are so many of his finely crafted songs. As Rock & Reel puts it: "He pitches it right. He is, after all, British, and the songs benefit from that earthy honesty." Amazon UK Review agreed: "Smith's charming London accent offers a rare innocence and sincerity." Ron will once again have slide guitar maestro Michael Messer at his side for a long-overdue second Kalamazoo appearance. Last time they were known as National Debt. Messer's Dobro work, subtle, tasteful and under-stated, is the perfect complement to Smith's songs of love, loss and life in London town that have featured on three acclaimed albums. "Songwriter, poet, performer? Ron has it in spades," says Brian Healey, of Music Maker. Ron and Michael are joined tonight by Dominic Geraghty on double bass.

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The Bury St Edmunds Oxjam Folk Weekend

on Sat, 14 Oct 2017 at Bury St Edmunds All Saints Church and Hall 12:00pm

A weekend of the very best of folk music, with both nationally known and local acts

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The Long Hill Ramblers

on Sat, 14 Oct 2017 at Dungworth The Royal Hotel 7:00pm

7.30pm Tunes 8 - 10pm Act 10 - 11.30pm Singing session

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Porchlight Smoker

on Sat, 14 Oct 2017 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

Often described as the 'real deal', every Porchlight Smoker show is different and no song is ever performed quite the same way twice. They play a varied and at times virtuoso repertoire that mixes self-penned works with covers made very much their own. A range of instruments, including banjo, guitar, lapsteel, stand-up bass and mandolin, even clarinet, accompany the band's trademark four-part vocal harmonies. Porchlight Smoker's live gigs show off the band's multi-national song writing talents, with Scott Smith, from Wichita, Kansas, bringing his extensive knowledge of the American folk tradition, Scotsman Steve Bell's Celtic folk influence, and London born Fred Gregory's well, very English identity all combining to form the band's unique and exciting sound.

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Porchlight Smoker

on Sat, 14 Oct 2017 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

Often described as the 'real deal', every Porchlight Smoker show is different and no song is ever performed quite the same way twice. They play a varied and at times virtuoso repertoire that mixes self-penned works with covers made very much their own. A range of instruments, including banjo, guitar, lapsteel, stand-up bass and mandolin, even clarinet, accompany the band's trademark four-part vocal harmonies. Porchlight Smoker's live gigs show off the band's multi-national song writing talents, with Scott Smith, from Wichita, Kansas, bringing his extensive knowledge of the American folk tradition, Scotsman Steve Bell's Celtic folk influence, and London born Fred Gregory's well, very English identity all combining to form the band's unique and exciting sound.

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Wild Willy Barrett & The French Connection

on Sat, 14 Oct 2017 at Howden The Shire Hall 7:30pm

You won't find another band like Wild Willy Barrett's French Connection. From a Parisian café via a Dublin hooley to a New Orleans party with rip-roaring fiddle & banjo. Imagine stumbling across a smoky back street bar, late night jam: Django Reinhardt & The Pogues; Robert Johnson accompanies Edith Piaf; Bob Marley's jammin' with Stéphane Grappelli; Tom Waits joins in. This is French Connection. At the ensemble's heart are the undisputed talents of multi-instrumentalist, erstwhile Godfather of grunge folk, Wild Willy Barrett. As the versatile and heartrending vocals of French singer Aurora Colson take centre stage, the quartet perform stunning original compositions and arrangements on guitar, cello, harmonium, whistle, fiddle, banjo and Irish pipes. Enjoy a wonderful evening of unique musical entertainment overlaid with a large dose of dry humour, very different from anything else you will experience in the UK at the moment.

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Brooks Williams & Lightning Express

on Sat, 14 Oct 2017 at Melton Mowbray Eastwell Village Hall 7:00pm

Brooks is renowned as a fiery guitarist, a smooth-as-silk vocalist, and a stunning songwriter. Andy Seward has played bass for just about everyone imaginable and has produced some of the biggest artist in the UK folk scene. Keith Angel is a drummer/percussionist extraordinaire. The resulting sound is Transatlantic in the truest sense of the word, where Angel's kickin' world grooves and Seward's northern soul-like bass-lines meet Williams' blues-soaked Americana.

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The Roving Crows

on Sat, 14 Oct 2017 at Glyn Ceiriog Canolfan Ceiriog Centre 7:15pm

Celtic Folk Music

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The Roving Crows

on Sat, 14 Oct 2017 at Glyn Ceiriog Canolfan Ceiriog Centre 7:15pm

Celtic Folk Music

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Gilmore & Roberts

on Sat, 14 Oct 2017 at Alstonefield Village Hall 7:30pm

Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Katriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar) met while studying at Leeds College of Music and released their debut album in 2008. Since then, the duo have toured Canada and mainland Europe, played some of the UK's biggest acoustic festivals, toured with folk rock legends Fairport Convention, and won countless accolades for their genre-spanning work. 2015 saw the release of their fourth album, 'Conflict Tourism', which appeared on several end-of-year Best Album lists and received national airplay on both BBC Radio 2 & BBC 6 Music. 'Hot property' - fRoots 'Gilmore & Roberts take English folk and scuff it up with indie rock drama' - Q Magazine 'Enthralling.consistently compelling' - Pure M Magazine 'Head and shoulders above their contemporaries' - Rockin' Magpie Licensed bar

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Hekety's 20th Birthday Ceilidh

on Sat, 14 Oct 2017 at Sheffield Crookes Social Club 7:30pm

We're 20 and we want to have a party to celebrate. We've asked a few of our favourite callers and there might be a surprise guest or two. Please come a long and celebrate.

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Hekety's 20th Birthday Ceilidh

on Sat, 14 Oct 2017 at Sheffield Crookes Social Club 7:30pm

We're 20 and we want to have a party to celebrate. We've asked a few of our favourite callers and there might be a surprise guest or two. Please come a long and celebrate.

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Sarah Jane Scouten At Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 14 Oct 2017 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 7:00pm

Sarah Jane Scouten is an internationally touring songwriter, loved by audiences across the Northern Hemisphere. With flavours of Lucinda Williams, Nanci Griffiths, Old Crow Medicine Show and a wealth of old-time and bluegrass music, the two-time Canadian Folk Music Award nominee's songs are faithful to a long-standing folk music tradition, but often spill over into modern themes that are outspoken and edgy, from homelessness to midwifery to tongue-in-cheek heartache songs and unabashed Canadiana. A traditionalist at heart, Sarah Jane Scouten shows her signature flair for the roots of roots music. With respect for these roots, she writes from her own perspective, and rather than copying a style, only writes about what she knows profoundly. This songwriter hits hard and close to home, then laughs it off. Somewhat of an itinerant musician, spending much of her time on the road, Sarah Jane has called Bowen Island, Vancouver and Montreal home. www.wychwoodfolkclub.com www.sarahjanescouten.com/ www.mikeweavermusic.com/ www.youtube.com/watch?v=oz4oCYnqF1c www.youtube.com/watch?v=MebPGa-42Vc www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vqh2Vva-QfA

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Jess Morgan & Dan Whitehouse

on Sat, 14 Oct 2017 at Abington The Wee Gig 8:00pm

Concert begins 20:15

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The Foxglove Trio

on Sat, 14 Oct 2017 at London New Unity 7:00pm

The Foxglove Trio seek out lesser-known traditional and contemporary folk songs and, with care and creativity, transform them into moments of breathtaking beauty. Join them at Unity Hall, Islington, as they release their second album, Distant Havens. This celebration event will be an opportunity to hear the band's powerful signature sound of Patrick Dean's bold melodeon playing, Cathy Mason's intricate cello lines and Ffion Mair's clear, soaring vocals. In showcasing tracks from the album you'll also hear the group's tight vocal harmonies, guitar, whistle and additional cello, as well as percussion. Prepare to be captivated as this talented trio take you on a journey from subtly political contemporary songs to jaunty Yorkshire tales and soulful Welsh laments with a few surprises thrown in along the way!

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Gypsy Hotel Club 11th Anniversary Show

on Sat, 14 Oct 2017 at London Boston Music Rooms 8:00pm

    GYPSY HOTEL (Est. 2006)   Bourbon Soaked Snake Charmin' Rock'n'Roll Cabaret   **11th Anniversary Show**  Saturday 14 October 2017    STARRING:    THE URBAN VOODOO MACHINE  - Bourbon Soaked Gypsy Blues Bop'N'Stroll In Black'N'Red!    LOS PLANTRONICS  - Mariachi Death Surf!    TRIXI TASSELS  - Fiery Burlesque Hi-Jinx!    LONG JOHN AND THE KILLER BLUES COLLECTIVE  - Heavy Electric Soul Punk! 
 On The Decks:   **DJ SCRATCHY**  - Tour DJ to The Clash, The Pogues & Gogol Bordello spinning Rhythm'n'Blues, Gypsy, Ska, Rockabilly, Latin and Beyond!   Boston Music Room  178 Junction Road  London N19 5QQ  Tube: Tufnell Park  (Northern Line runs all night)  Doors 8pm   Drinkin' and Dancin' till 2am    Tickets £15 from WeGotTickets.com    FREE SHOT OF BOURBON TO THE FIRST 50 THROUGH THE DOOR!     www.facebook.com/GypsyHotel   Contact: pr@theurbanvoodoomachine.com     If you have 12 hours to live, spend them at Gypsy Hotel!   - TIME OUT     London's most decadent underground club night!   - VIVE LE ROCK  

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Rodney Branigan

on Sat, 14 Oct 2017 at Leek Foxlowe Arts Centre 8:00pm

LEEK BLUES AND AMERICANA PRESENTS........ 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)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, India, Africa and all across Europe; 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, Angeliqu Kidja, Show of Hands to name a few. http://www.rodneybranigan.com/index/ Rodney will be supported the Foxlowe Arts Centre, Leek by the talented local singer/songwriter Rob Davies.

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The Rheingans Sisters

on Sat, 14 Oct 2017 at Thorganby Village Hall 7:00pm

ThorganbyFolk is delighted to welcome highly acclaimed, award winning The Rheingans Sisters on the 14 October. Fiddle-singers Rowan and Anna grew up in the Peak District, surrounded by traditional music and encouraged to pick up the fiddle by their violin-maker father from an early age. Both professional musicians, Rowan is well known on the English folk music 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.She also composes for theatre and is part of the 'Songs of Separation' super-group alongside Eliza Carthy and Karine Polwart, amongst others. Anna lives in Toulouse, in southern France, where she is a much sought after fiddle player and teacher of french music traditions, in which she has fast become an expert, having just gained a 1st class diploma from the Conservatioire Occitan. As both sisters have also spent a significant amount of time studying fiddle music in Scandinavia, they pull a range of influences from both the northern and southern European fiddle traditions into their own compositions and arrangements. The Rheingans Sisters' debut album Glad Gold Hearts was released on Rootbeat Records in June 2013 to wide critical acclaim. Songlinesdescribed 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. fRoots called Glad Gold Hearts 'a subtle gem' and ran a feature on the Rheingans Sisters which described vocal harmonies to die for on an album performed with compelling conviction and disarming warmth. Their second 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 described it as quite simply extraordinary and Folk Radio UK said it is not only a beautiful and exceptional record, but an important one. It was one of 10 albums nominated in '2015 fRoots Critics Poll Album of the Year' and was awarded a Songlines 'Top of the World' album. In this second album, Rowan and Anna wanted to explore the links between music rooted in different places, between old songs and new and between two players of distinct style and reference. Already Home is a record in the original sense of the word: this is a record of musicians playing together and responding to each other in a particular place and at a particular time. And as Anna and Rowan Rheingans spend most of their time living far apart, immersed in separate musical worlds, it is also about the particular connection and reconnection of two sisters. In addition to their duelling fiddles and voices, the album (produced by the sisters themselves) features a rich tapestry of banjo, bansitar, viola, kantele, feet, percussion as well as innovative use of field recordings including bird song, rain and ocean. As well as traditional material, it also features six original tracks as Rowan showcases her songwriting and Anna her beguiling compositions. Currently recording their third album, which we hope we will hear a little of something from when they join us at ThorganbyFolk in October.

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The Rumblestrutters

on Sat, 14 Oct 2017 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 Rumblestrutters bring you feel-good blues, jazz and ragtime of the Prohibition era. The band's vivid evocations of the music of the 1920s and '30s has earned them a reputation as one of the most authentic and popular roots bands around, with highlights including stellar performances at Birmingham International Jazz Festival and Gloucester Blues Festival. Songs of bootleg liquor, all-night parties and bacchanalia abound, tapped from a rich musical source. The Rumblestrutters bring you the authentic sounds of 1920s and '30s America!

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Dan Ferguson: Use It Well Album Launch

on Sat, 14 Oct 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Song writer Dan Ferguson launches his album 'Use it Well' with a special performance in London. Support act to be announced. £12 ticket price includes a copy of the album on CD. £10 entry without the CD.

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Dan Ferguson: Use It Well Album Launch

on Sat, 14 Oct 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Song writer Dan Ferguson launches his album 'Use it Well' with a special performance in London. Support act to be announced. £12 ticket price includes a copy of the album on CD. £10 entry without the CD.

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Ninebarrow

on Sat, 14 Oct 2017 at Starcross St Paul's Church 7:00pm

NINEBARROW are a multi-award-winning folk duo, who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition. Described by Mike Harding as sounding 'damn fine' 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.

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Ninebarrow

on Sat, 14 Oct 2017 at Starcross St Paul's Church 7:00pm

NINEBARROW are a multi-award-winning folk duo, who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition. Described by Mike Harding as sounding 'damn fine' 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.

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Jolie Holland And Samantha Parton

on Sun, 15 Oct 2017 at Cambridge The Junction 7:00pm

https://www.facebook.com/thebegoodtanyas/ Under 14s welcome with an accompanying adult Jolie Holland and Samantha Parton, the two original founders of The Be Good Tanyas, have joined forces once again to create a new band. This is the first time in fifteen years that the two have led a group together. Holland and Parton will be presenting fresh arrangements of Be Good Tanyas material, as well as songs from their separate catalogs. Their new project, as always, is a page from the big book of North Americana and outsider folk. Holland cherry picked three of her sweetest, juiciest bandmates as supporting musicians for this project: Stevie Weinstein-Foner, Jared Samuel and Adam Brisbin.

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Will Kaufman: Woody Guthrie - The Long Road To Peekskill

on Sun, 15 Oct 2017 at Durham Empty Shop HQ 3:30pm

THE LONG ROAD TO PEEKSKILL presents the story of Woody Guthrie's personal transformation from a youthful Oklahoma racist to the ardent anti-racist champion who, along with many others, risked his life holding the line against American fascism during the notorious Peekskill riots of 1949. Conventionally known for his championing of the poor white Dust Bowl migrants, Guthrie also left an extensive body of songs condemning Jim Crow segregation, lynching and race hatred. Most of these songs were never recorded, but they are the legacy of this remarkable journey that eventually brought Guthrie into the fellowship of Lead Belly, Josh White, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee and Paul Robeson. The Long Road to Peekskill is both a harrowing and uplifting presentation, showing through the example of Woody Guthrie that racists are not born, but made - and that they can be unmade.

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Will Kaufman: Woody Guthrie - The Long Road To Peekskill

on Sun, 15 Oct 2017 at Durham Empty Shop HQ 3:30pm

THE LONG ROAD TO PEEKSKILL presents the story of Woody Guthrie's personal transformation from a youthful Oklahoma racist to the ardent anti-racist champion who, along with many others, risked his life holding the line against American fascism during the notorious Peekskill riots of 1949. Conventionally known for his championing of the poor white Dust Bowl migrants, Guthrie also left an extensive body of songs condemning Jim Crow segregation, lynching and race hatred. Most of these songs were never recorded, but they are the legacy of this remarkable journey that eventually brought Guthrie into the fellowship of Lead Belly, Josh White, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee and Paul Robeson. The Long Road to Peekskill is both a harrowing and uplifting presentation, showing through the example of Woody Guthrie that racists are not born, but made - and that they can be unmade.

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Tlr Double: Jess Morgan & Dan Whitehouse

on Sun, 15 Oct 2017 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Two of the UK's most talked about emerging songwriters tour together in October 2017, featuring sets from both artists as well as collaboration. Theirs is a striking musical partnership that started when the pair wrote and recorded songs for Dan Whitehouse's Reveal Records debut 'That's Where I Belong' (2016). In the same year Jess Morgan released her gorgeous new album 'Edison Gloriette' to widespread acclaim. This show is a chance to hear fresh new songs along with favourites from both artists' catalogues and promises to be something really special.

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An Evening With The London Klezmer Quartet In Maidenhead

on Sun, 15 Oct 2017 at Maidenhead Grenfell Lodge 7:30pm

The London Klezmer Quartet presents a varied musical evening, taking you on a musical odyssey from Eastern Europe to Australia via the Balkans, Thailand, Turkey, the US and London. LKQ plays old and new instrumental traditional music on fiddle, clarinet, accordion and double bass, and also presents songs of love, life, food and drink. Described in Time Out London as Dynamic and authentic, with the Sunday Times commenting that "The tradition is safe in their hands", the London Klezmer Quartet was formed in 2009 by four London-based klezmorim (pl. Jewish folk musicians) with a shared interest in the traditional playing style. LKQ has performed toe-tapping and tearful repertoire around the UK at a wide variety of venues and festivals. The band has produced four well-received CDs and has been invited to share its old and new traditional tunes and songs in Australia, Brazil, Germany, New Zealand, Switzerland and Latvia. Media appearances have included live sessions for BBC Radio 3 & 6, and ABC Australia's national and local radio stations. LKQ is Ilana Cravitz (violin), Susi Evans (clarinet), Carol Isaacs (accordion), Indra Buraczewska (double bass & vocals). Starting time: 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). Tickets are £11 incl. booking fee (£5.50 for under 18 years & students). For details of how to pay by cheque call 01628 673012.

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An Evening With The London Klezmer Quartet In Maidenhead

on Sun, 15 Oct 2017 at Maidenhead Grenfell Lodge 7:30pm

The London Klezmer Quartet presents a varied musical evening, taking you on a musical odyssey from Eastern Europe to Australia via the Balkans, Thailand, Turkey, the US and London. LKQ plays old and new instrumental traditional music on fiddle, clarinet, accordion and double bass, and also presents songs of love, life, food and drink. Described in Time Out London as Dynamic and authentic, with the Sunday Times commenting that "The tradition is safe in their hands", the London Klezmer Quartet was formed in 2009 by four London-based klezmorim (pl. Jewish folk musicians) with a shared interest in the traditional playing style. LKQ has performed toe-tapping and tearful repertoire around the UK at a wide variety of venues and festivals. The band has produced four well-received CDs and has been invited to share its old and new traditional tunes and songs in Australia, Brazil, Germany, New Zealand, Switzerland and Latvia. Media appearances have included live sessions for BBC Radio 3 & 6, and ABC Australia's national and local radio stations. LKQ is Ilana Cravitz (violin), Susi Evans (clarinet), Carol Isaacs (accordion), Indra Buraczewska (double bass & vocals). Starting time: 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). Tickets are £11 incl. booking fee (£5.50 for under 18 years & students). For details of how to pay by cheque call 01628 673012.

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Aux

on Sun, 15 Oct 2017 at London Rich Mix 8:30pm

Psychedelic pansori-rock from Korea crashlands in Shoreditch en route to the Womex festival. AUX bring together screaming high-pitched sounds of the piri and taepyungso (wind instruments) and an intense rock groove of bass, drums, guitar, keyboards and Korean percussion. They've toured America after winning the Grand Prize of the 21st Century Korean Music Project, playing major venues like the Kennedy Center and Symphony Space. Their secret weapon is extraordinary pansori singer Eun Kyung Min, who soars from a growl to a scream, putting the seal on their stunning theatrical performance. Part of K-Music 2017

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Brooke Sharkey

on Sun, 15 Oct 2017 at Exeter The Exeter Brewery 7:30pm

Live Music in the Tap Room of Exeter Brewery Brooke Sharkey 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. Brooke resists categorisation, but 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. What sets her apart is her songwriting, with its unique phrasing and sense of space. http://brookesharkey.co.uk/ Support from Young local songstress Sadie Horler With her intricate guitar picking and effortless vocals, Sadie performs with warmth and authenticity, captivating her audience with an engaging but unaffected stage presence. Her song writing reflects a maturity and perception beyond her years, with lyrics drawing on the events and people around her, every song telling a story that compels you to listen. http://www.sadiehorler.com/ http://www.sadiehorler.com/

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Alice Jones

on Sun, 15 Oct 2017 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

Mainly English songs with harmonium. Alice has a deep love for and knowledge of the Tradition. Seriously impressive.

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Billy Kemp

on Sun, 15 Oct 2017 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Billy Kemp's first solo tour of the UK comes to TwickFolk

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Billy Kemp

on Sun, 15 Oct 2017 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Billy Kemp's first solo tour of the UK comes to TwickFolk

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André Krengel & Roland Krause (the Raz Duo)

on Sun, 15 Oct 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

André Krengel & Roland Krause (The Raz Duo) combines a rousing mixture of different musical genres: melodies and grooves from the worlds of jazz, swing, Flamenco, blues, pop & funk and Latin America, their compositions blending into a harmonious whole. With boisterous energy and passion André and Roland perform their repertoire, comprising original compositions as well as surprising adaptations of many well-known pieces.

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The Drystones

on Sun, 15 Oct 2017 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

"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 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. In 2016 they recorded their third album We Happy Few. 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). Whilst touring the UK extensively they have supported Ray Davis, Steeleye Span, The Elephant Sessions, Seth Lakeman at Sidmouth and Martin and Eliza Carthy at Cecil Sharp House

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The Fugitives

on Sun, 15 Oct 2017 at Water Yeat Village Hall 7:30pm

Water Yeat Village Hall Cabaret Style seating - no bar - bring your own treats & tipples. Find us off the A5084 to Coniston, post code for Sat. Nav. LA12 8DJ Triumphant return of this award winning Canadian Folk super group with sensational four part vocals that are the missing link between Leonard Cohen and the Pogues.

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The Fugitives

on Sun, 15 Oct 2017 at Water Yeat Village Hall 7:30pm

Water Yeat Village Hall Cabaret Style seating - no bar - bring your own treats & tipples. Find us off the A5084 to Coniston, post code for Sat. Nav. LA12 8DJ Triumphant return of this award winning Canadian Folk super group with sensational four part vocals that are the missing link between Leonard Cohen and the Pogues.

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Leveret

on Sun, 15 Oct 2017 at Sheffield Memorial Hall;'' 7:30pm

Trio of England's finest contemporary folk musicians

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The Andy May Trio

on Mon, 16 Oct 2017 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Three award-winning musicians from Newcastle - Northumbrian piper Andy May (Jez Lowe and The Bad Pennies, Baltic Crossing), guitarist Ian Stephenson (Kan, Baltic Crossing) and fiddler Sophy Ball (422, Bottle Bank Band) - come together as the Andy May Trio to play high energy instrumental folk, inspired by the music of their native North East. A typical performance might include traditional tunes from Northumberland, newly-composed material by all members of the band and an introduction to the pipes, all delivered with a warmth and humour which is sure to draw in both folk aficionados and newcomers alike for a dazzling show filled with virtuosity and energy.

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Crh Music Presents Jace Everett

on Mon, 16 Oct 2017 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

Nashville based Jace Everett became a belated overnight sensation when he wrote the smash hit theme to the cult TV classic Bad Blood. His fame was well deserved. A terrific songwriter and an incredibly versatile musician, his new album, Dust and Dirt is his best yet, highlighting material ranging from the political to the personal; a literate and soulful collection that's up there with the best of contemporary Americana. Shannon McNally has been recognised as the one to watch with her new collection, the Rodney Crowell produced Black Irish. Its intoxicating mix of country, blues and Southern soul is getting rave reviews and her live performances are putting her firmly in the spotlight. She has the voice: bruised, smoky and ornery, right at home where country and soul meet. She has the melodies and the timing - she's irresistible. Jon Pareles, The New York Times

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The Rheingans Sisters

on Mon, 16 Oct 2017 at Sheffield The Hubs;'' 7:30pm

Local sisters hometown gig

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The Rheingans Sisters

on Mon, 16 Oct 2017 at Sheffield The Hubs;'' 7:30pm

Local sisters hometown gig

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John Craigie

on Mon, 16 Oct 2017 at Brighton The Greys 8:30pm

terrace cred.presents: Now resident in Portland Oregon, John Craigie emerged from his native Los Angeles music scene at the turn of the Millenium. With comparisons to John Prine, he has made his name through constant touring, from worldwide festivals to house concerts and musical collaborations - a true modern-day troubadour. He has a string of recordings and, with poignant, story-telling songs, John Craigie's live shows are filled with humour and a close rapport with his audience. He'll make you laugh and make you cry, all in the same song. 'Music is not about making you feel better it's about making you feel that you're not alone.' Brought to the UK by James Partridge of Blue House music (Wild Ponies / Rainbow Girls / Kim Ritchie / Marty O'Relly...) and unreservedly recommended if you've enjoyed any of those excellent artists. www.johncraigiemusic.com www.facebook.com/TheGreysPub

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Roddy Woomble And Band

on Tue, 17 Oct 2017 at Manchester The Deaf Institute 7:00pm

Having toured the world as the frontman of Scottish Indie giants, Idlewild, acclaimed songwriter Roddy Woomble recently toured the UK in celebration of the 10 year anniversary of his debut solo album, 'My Secret Is My Silence'. Now established as a leading voice in the thriving British contemporary indie folk music scene, this date is in support of his highly anticipated new album. More info at www.mrkite.org

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100 Club Tuesday Blues Ft. Marcus Malone + Lee Ainley's Blues Storm

on Tue, 17 Oct 2017 at London 100 Club 7:15pm

100 Club TUESDAY BLUES presents MARCUS MALONE + LEE AINLEY's BLUES STORM www.solidentertainments.com

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State Of The Union (boo Hewerdine And Brooks Williams)

on Tue, 17 Oct 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

STATE OF THE UNION will return with their third album for Reveal Records in Autumn 2017 and a concert tour with selected Summer Festival dates. Combining the mercurial talents of English songwriting legend Boo Hewerdine and acclaimed American Blues guitarist and songwriter Brooks Williams, State of the Union create a magical, stripped back and enthralling musical atmosphere, their performances consistently brilliant, equal parts emotive and entertaining.

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The Rheingans Sisters

on Tue, 17 Oct 2017 at London Heath Street Church 7:00pm

Fiddle-singers Rowan and Anna grew up in the Peak District, surrounded by traditional music and encouraged to pick up the fiddle by their violin-maker father from an early age. Both professional musicians, Rowan is well known on the English folk music 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.She also composes for theatre and is part of the 'Songs of Separation' super-group alongside Eliza Carthy and Karine Polwart, amongst others. Anna lives in Toulouse, in southern France, where she is a much sought after fiddle player and teacher of french music traditions, in which she has fast become an expert, having just gained a 1st class diploma from the Conservatioire Occitan. As both sisters have also spent a significant amount of time studying fiddle music in Scandinavia, they pull a range of influences from both the northern and southern European fiddle traditions into their own compositions and arrangements.

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The Eskies

on Tue, 17 Oct 2017 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds 7:30pm

Having been cast out, blacklisted, rejected and ejected from gentlemen's clubs far and wide, five dejected cast asides joined forces in what was to be their own celebration of commonality. Purveyors of music that meanders from sea soaked waltz to Italian tarantella, from Brassy funeral march-esque lament to weep along Klezmar knees up, from chain gang holler to rag time finger snap. Skipping through the dark side of anything that makes you want to dance, steeped in melodrama and usually with not a small amount of tongue in cheek. The Eskies have brought this unique brand of folk noir/gypsy jazz/sea shanty and swaggering stage spectacle to ballrooms and booze houses far and wide, sullying soirees and lowering inhibitions of get togethers and social occasions wherever they have ventured. Their debut album 'After The Sherry Went Round' is in shops now and is also available for download from iTunes

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The Fugitives

on Tue, 17 Oct 2017 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. -------- Described as 'the missing link between Leonard Cohen and The Pogues', they have been nominated for Best Vocal Group at the Canadian Folk Music Awards, Best Roots Album at the Western Canadian Music Awards, opened for Canadian folk icon Buffy Sainte-Marie and also played a slot at Glastonbury Festival in 2014. The Fugitives bring brilliant musicianship, top-notch song-writing, complex vocal harmonies and a funny, uplifting vibe to their live performances.

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Rowan Godel

on Tue, 17 Oct 2017 at Croydon The Oval Tavern 7:30pm

Singer and song writer Rowan Godel has been described as an underground folk superstar and is one of British folk musics best kept secrets. Having worked extensively with some of the biggest names in folk today - Oysterband, Levellers, John Jones and Ray Cooper - she makes a first ever visit to Croydon to launch her own E.P. She will be joined on stage by Tim Cotterill (fiddle & mandola) and Benji Kirkpatrick (bouzouki, banjo and guitar). Although this event is free, we will be "passing the hat" to pay the artists. It would really help us know how many chairs to put out if you signed up for free tickets here at wegottickets.com/theukulele where you can also see the other exciting Autumn 2017 events we've got lined up.

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The Basement Sessions.... Nina Fine + Elani Evangelou

on Tue, 17 Oct 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT SESSIONS at Green Note is a monthly night, filled with brilliant up-and-coming artists that you need to hear. Set in the intimate Basement space within this much-loved venue, you'll hear the best of what the UK acoustic scene has to offer! -------------------------- This month featuring.... NINA FINE Nina Fine is a soulful singer songwriter from North London. Her raw, earthy vocals with a jazz infused flavour and piano bring a twist to the the London scene. Influenced by strong female singers such as Nina Simone and Regina Spektor, her thoughtful lyrics echo themes of delicate self-reflection and nostalgia. Due to perform at the final Secret Garden Party Festival, Nina has performed at Live at Leeds and has had her music played on BBC Introducing with Alan Raw. ELANI EVANGELOU Elani Evangelou is a singer-songwriter from Plymouth, Devon. Born into a family of musicians, namely 1950s Jazz singer - June Marlow [The Stargazers] - her vast range of influences, from Sarah Vaughan to Nick Drake, makes for a unique and eclectic live sound. At the age of 19, Elani has worked prolifically both as a session musician and live vocalist with artists such as Jon Gomm, Martin Barre [Jethro Tull], Joss Stone, Jon Moon [producer Amy Winehouse, Ms Dynamite] and most recently performed in the Parallax Orchestra & Choir live at The Royal Albert Hall with Bring Me The Horizon. In re- cent years Elani has taken the South West by storm, and continues to do so, performing live both as a solo act and with South West funk band Freshly Squeezed.

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Ben Savage & Hannah Saunders

on Tue, 17 Oct 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Huddled round a single microphone, singing intimate duets with just mountain dulcimer, dobro and guitar Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage are a folk duo that look & sound classically timeless, yet feel refreshingly unique. Fleetingly, they may evoke a memory of Gram & Emmylou, Shirley & Davey, or Gillian & David but their warm distilling of influences from both sides of the big pond produces a refined sound that is decidedly their own. An exquisite soundscape, which is the result of passion, precision and unbridled intimacy. An album to venerate.(R2 Magazine) Spellbinding Hannah and Ben were born to play and sing together.(fRoots) This is folk music for everyone a masterclass in proficiency, an exercise in individuality and a declaration of love of the folk tradition from both sides of the Atlantic. An exemplary, unique album.(Spiral Earth)

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Kadia

on Wed, 18 Oct 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

Kadia are an acoustic trio from Bournemouth in Dorset performing a mix of traditional and contemporary folk songs, strongly rooted in the British folk tradition. They combine cello, fingerstyle guitar, 8-string ukulele and mandolin with three part harmony to create rich and uplifting music, interspersed with history and storytelling. The band are currently working on an EP of five traditional songs, to be released in April 2017. Kadia's debut album 'East of Alexandria' made The Telegraph list of top folk albums of 2015, where it was positively received as a record 'full of unexpected surprises'. It was also nominated for the Fatea Magazine Debut Album of 2015 award, alongside Stick in the Wheel and The Changing Room. The album has received positive reviews from publications including Shire Folk and Fatea Magazine, who wrote that this was 'an album of promises fulfilled'. Click the artwork above to buy online.

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Jess Morgan & Dan Whitehouse

on Wed, 18 Oct 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Two of the UK's most talked about emerging songwriters tour together in October 2017, featuring sets from both artists as well as collaboration. Theirs is a striking musical partnership that started when the pair wrote and recorded songs for Dan Whitehouse's Reveal Records debut 'That's Where I Belong' (2016). In the same year Jess Morgan released her gorgeous new album 'Edison Gloriette' to widespread acclaim. These shows are a chance to hear fresh new songs along with favourites from both artists' catalogues and promises to be something really special. JESS MORGAN Jess Morgan is a songwriter's songwriter. Constantly touring, constantly writing. Inspired by storytelling songwriters like Nancy Griffith, the playfulness of Devon Sproule and upfront British voices like Billy Bragg, expect a tumbler of unfancified roots music with heart, with passion, with gusto. This girl could rock out hard, just as easily as she can keep it folk. Be sure to add this one to your collection - MAVERICK Jess Morgan is, without doubt, one of the finest Americana singers in the UK at present. - FATEA DAN WHITEHOUSE Personal snapshots from the heart a fine songwriter MAVERICK ***** Wolverhampton-born Dan Whitehouse has spent the last year touring with label mates Eddi Reader, Boo Hewerdine and Kris Drever playing over 50 concerts and finishing 2016 with his own successful headline shows in London and Birmingham. In 2017 Dan will support Brooklyn's own Joan As Policewoman on her UK tour dates. Dan is singer/songwriter whose beautiful, classic sounding songs have been described succinctly as 'Black Country Soul'.

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Otway & Barrett - Forty Years On

on Wed, 18 Oct 2017 at Melton Mowbray Eastwell Village Hall 7:00pm

John Otway and Wild Willy Barrett are putting on a special, unique gig to 'celebrate' their appearance on The Old Grey Whistle Test on 18th October 1977. The performance has become the stuff of legends. They'll be re-enacting the original appearance exactly 40 years later as part of a special unique gig.

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Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton (start Time 7.30pm)

on Wed, 18 Oct 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton, winners of 'Best Duo' in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 are multi-instrumentalists, composers and arrangers in the vibrant and ever evolving Scottish traditional music scene. They have come together in an eagerly awaited collaboration to create their stunning new album 'Symbiosis'. 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, Ross and Ali produce an exciting and beguiling sound with an undeniable synergy forged from a lifetime of friendship.

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Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton (start Time 7.30pm)

on Wed, 18 Oct 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton, winners of 'Best Duo' in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 are multi-instrumentalists, composers and arrangers in the vibrant and ever evolving Scottish traditional music scene. They have come together in an eagerly awaited collaboration to create their stunning new album 'Symbiosis'. 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, Ross and Ali produce an exciting and beguiling sound with an undeniable synergy forged from a lifetime of friendship.

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Ross Ainslie & Ali Hutton (start Time 7.30pm)

on Wed, 18 Oct 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Ross Ainslie and Ali Hutton, winners of 'Best Duo' in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 are multi-instrumentalists, composers and arrangers in the vibrant and ever evolving Scottish traditional music scene. They have come together in an eagerly awaited collaboration to create their stunning new album 'Symbiosis'. 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, Ross and Ali produce an exciting and beguiling sound with an undeniable synergy forged from a lifetime of friendship.

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Pierre Bensusan

on Wed, 18 Oct 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Leveret: 'inventions' Album Launch

on Wed, 18 Oct 2017 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

Leveret return to Kings Place with Inventions (released 15 Sep), a new album of original material that brings their 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. Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron are each regarded as masters of their instrument and are involved in numerous collaborations with a huge range of artists. Together their performances combine consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity. Leveret's music is firmly rooted in the English tradition but sounds fresh and new, with original settings of ancient tunes sitting alongside new compositions. Their music is not arranged at all in the conventional sense: instead it is played entirely in the moment, combining consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity in a sound which feels both timeless and contemporary. The English folk tradition has not always valued its instrumental repertoire as highly as some of our neighbours, and yet the tunes exist in their thousands in manuscripts and archives. For every tune in current circulation, there are dozens more that are waiting to be rediscovered, and Leveret's music has helped inspire a growing interest in instrumental music.

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Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar

on Wed, 18 Oct 2017 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Fara

on Thu, 19 Oct 2017 at London St John on Bethnal Green 7:30pm

Fara brings together four emerging musicians at the forefront of today's young Scottish folk scene, Jennifer Austin, Kristan Harvey, Jeana Leslie and Catriona Price's three fiddles and a piano, to produce a fiery sound rooted strongly in their upbringing among the music of Orkney.

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John Craigie

on Thu, 19 Oct 2017 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 lovechild of John Prine and Mitch Hedberg with a vagabond troubadour edge. The Stranger The record opens with the shanty-like Dylan-meets-Prine number Virgin Guitar, which displays Craigie's talent for understated singing coupled with poetic lyrics. The Portland Tribune Craigie's latest, I Am California, is haunting, poetic, and just how a longing for California should sound. Draped in nostalgia and covered in memories, Craigie paints a beautiful homage to the Golden State, with the assistance of singer Gregory Alan Isakov. Impose Magazine If John Prine and Mitch Hedberg had a baby, the resulting product would resemble something very close to Portland, OR singer-songwriter John Craigie. Musically comparable to Prine, with the humor and wit of Hedberg, the humble, gracious, and hilarious Craigie is one of the best storytellers of our time. It's no wonder that Chuck Norris sends him fan mail, and Todd Snider brings him gifts on stage. The vagabond troubadour has charmed audiences in all 50 states and throughout much of Europe, with a DIY spirit seldom seen these days. While touring solo and with the likes of Todd Snider, the Shook Twins, Nicki Bluhm, and ALO, Craigie has taken the stage at festivals, sold out venues, intimate house concerts, center camp at Burning Man and even Gregory Alan Isakov's farm. Although based in Portland, Craigie's true home is on the road, and just like that he's on to the next town, playing and singing and telling stories to everyone who wants to listen. He'll make you laugh and make you cry, all in the same song. With a fan-base that is more of a continually-expanding circle of friends, John Craigie's true passion is connecting with people through shared experiences, stories, and song.

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O'hooley & Tidow

on Thu, 19 Oct 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 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 voice and piano songwriting duo of Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow is regarded as 'one of British folk's mightiest combinations' (Mojo). Their latest album, Shadows has earned them a place in Mojo's Top 10 Folk Albums of 2016 for the third time (Silent June, 2010, The Hum, 2014) and their third BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nomination for 'Best Duo'. Having the originality and skill to invite comparison with the most celebrated harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Belinda and Heidi's powerful, deeply moving, and soulful performances are infused with an honesty and empathy that will disarm the hardest of heart. A MOJO MAGAZINE TOP 10 FOLK ALBUM OF 2016 BBC RADIO 2 FOLK AWARDS 2017 'BEST DUO' NOMINEES 'England's answer to the McGarrigles.' (* * * * * The Guardian) '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) 'A fine study of human emotion' (* * * * EDS) 'One of the most vital and experimental acts on the folk circuit and beyond.' (Folk Radio UK) 'Formidably brilliant.' (Independent) 'Brave, beautiful and full of love.' (Martin Simpson) 'In the leading ranks of the new wave of folk music aristocracy.' (Tom Robinson, 6 Music)

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Chris Bannister

on Thu, 19 Oct 2017 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

Own songs and covers (John Denver devotee) from local guitarist with an international reputation. Aspen, Colorado meets Hesketh Bank! Polished and professional.

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Gabriel Moreno And The Quivering Poets (album Launch)

on Thu, 19 Oct 2017 at London The Old Queen's Head 8:00pm

After 2 years of intense touring, collaborating, performing and creating, Gabriel Moreno and The Quivering Poets, launch their first joint album, "Farewell Belief." The LP features the songs of Gabriel Moreno, arranged and performed by talented, unique and fascinating musicians, The Quivering Poets. The album was recorded, thanks to a succesful Indiegogo campaign, in a prestigious studio in the outskirts of Figueras, mixed by sound guru Carles Punti and mastered by Amber Records. On the day, Gabriel Moreno and the Quivering Poets will perform the entirety of the album in an iconic London venue. The Quivering Poets are Gabriel Moreno on main voice and guitar Barbara Bartz on fiddle and vocals Pablo Yupton on electric guitar and vocals Pablo Campos on percussion and vocals Adam Beattie on Bass and vocals Sergio Contreras on trumpet Ricky Damiani on backing vocals Support will come from some of the most interesting modern poets in the London underground scene. Online: 10 pounds On door: 12 pounds

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Red Dirt Skinners

on Thu, 19 Oct 2017 at Chidham Hambrook Village Hall 7:00pm

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Pete Coe

on Thu, 19 Oct 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

An outstanding veteran of the English folk scene, Pete's CV includes groups like New Victory Band, Red Shift and Bandoggs and a long-running duo with Chris Coe as well as solo work. He's an incredibly versatile musician (bouzouki, dulcimer, banjo, melodeon) and a strong, distinctive singer with a rich repertoire of traditional songs and a large portfolio of originals. Above all, he knows how to entrance and inspire a folk audience.

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Pete Coe

on Thu, 19 Oct 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

An outstanding veteran of the English folk scene, Pete's CV includes groups like New Victory Band, Red Shift and Bandoggs and a long-running duo with Chris Coe as well as solo work. He's an incredibly versatile musician (bouzouki, dulcimer, banjo, melodeon) and a strong, distinctive singer with a rich repertoire of traditional songs and a large portfolio of originals. Above all, he knows how to entrance and inspire a folk audience.

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Richard Digance In Concert

on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 at Wokingham Emmbrook Sports & Social Club 7:30pm

In 2017 Richard will celebrate 50 years of entertaining audiences around the world. It is an honnour and pleasure to have him back at our club Tickets £15 in advance from the website www.wokinghammusicclub.co.uk

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Soundbox Presents: Chris Cleverley

on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 at Chester The Lock Keeper 7:30pm

Chris Cleverley is a beautiful songwriter and musician, and we're delighted to welcome him next October. Chris will play an acoustic set of original songs plus material from the British and American roots music on which he was raised. His playing is shaped by the complex techniques of guitar masters Nic Jones, John Renbourn and Martin Simpson, whilst his songs incorporate a fresh and innovative take on contemporary and traditional genres. From touring the UK festivals to sharing the bill with such notables as Martin Simpson, Spiers & Boden, Martha Tilston, and Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman, Chris has stirred up a formidable word-of-mouth reputation and earned himself national press plaudits. Hear for yourself...(visit http://chriscleverley.com/media/).

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Forest Folk And Roots Present The Delta Ladies + Support

on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

THE DELTA LADIES are multi-instrumental duo Vicky Martin & Diana Stone who perform regularly throughout the UK and France as a duo, trio, or band. The music, is an energetic mix of originals & cover versions with influences ranging through vintage New Orleans rhythm & blues, Americana, swing and rock & roll, to Bluegrass and American roots music. The Delta Ladies provide a distinctive brand of music that spans multiple genres seamlessly, and this particular quality is ever-present throughout Refugee. With Vicky Martin on vocals, guitar, kandela, lap-steel and bouzouki, and Diana Stone on vocals, piano and violin, this album provides ample opportunity for them to deliver a masterful collection of tunes. In terms of technical artistry the pairing doesn't disappoint and it's clear to see why the Delta Ladies have achieved several rave reviews for their live show. You can find out more about the Delta Ladies at http://www.deltaladies.com

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Forest Folk And Roots Present The Delta Ladies + Support

on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

THE DELTA LADIES are multi-instrumental duo Vicky Martin & Diana Stone who perform regularly throughout the UK and France as a duo, trio, or band. The music, is an energetic mix of originals & cover versions with influences ranging through vintage New Orleans rhythm & blues, Americana, swing and rock & roll, to Bluegrass and American roots music. The Delta Ladies provide a distinctive brand of music that spans multiple genres seamlessly, and this particular quality is ever-present throughout Refugee. With Vicky Martin on vocals, guitar, kandela, lap-steel and bouzouki, and Diana Stone on vocals, piano and violin, this album provides ample opportunity for them to deliver a masterful collection of tunes. In terms of technical artistry the pairing doesn't disappoint and it's clear to see why the Delta Ladies have achieved several rave reviews for their live show. You can find out more about the Delta Ladies at http://www.deltaladies.com

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Saiichi Sugiyama Band

on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Acclaimed blues-rock guitarist Saiichi Sugiyama and his band are touring the UK in October 2017 ahead of the release of their new album. The band's single 'Melting Away' was described by Classic Rock Magazine as reminiscent of Free at their most powerful an emotional slice of blues-rock. Saiichi was delighted to persuade his long time hero, legendary Free bassist Andy Fraser who wrote the classics All Right Now and My Brother Jake, to perform on the track not knowing that it was to be one of Andy's last recordings. Sadly, Andy Fraser passed away in March 2015. Saiichi is an authoritative live performer praised by Moray Stuart of Blues In Britain for providing a cracking bit of air-conditioned Les Paul action. Sugiyama has been creating music that harks back to the halcyon days of rock and soul, 1965-1974, when blues bands were in the pop chart and all you needed was love. Potent and melodic, Saiichi's original material, with many songs written with Cream lyricist Pete Brown, is a standout in today's UK blues scene. It is what makes the band's live dates, in the words of Blues DJ Ian McHugh, a joyous, at once familiar and fresh experience. Sugiyama's 6-piece band will feature the soulful singer, Monica George (London Community Gospel Choir) on lead vocal, Ben Reed on bass, Mune Sugiyama on drums, Stuart Dixon on rhythm guitar and Sam Grimley on keyboards. http://saiichisugiyamaband.com

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Granny's Attic

on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 at Bristol Frenchay Village Hall 7:30pm

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Granny's Attic

on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 at Bristol Frenchay Village Hall 7:30pm

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Ranagri + Kadia

on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

Double header of two of folk musics best live bands. Details soon.

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Treetop Flyers

on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

Treetop Flyers, who won the Glastonbury Festival Emerging Talent Competition in 2011, are a three piece folk, americana, call it what you will, band from London. If your thing is the 70's West Coast sound then you're in for an absolute treat. The two and three part harmonies throughout are beautiful and complement each other perfectly, it's a lovely lush sound with lead singer Reid Morrison's voice giving them a wonderful soulful edge. But the last few years have not been kind to the band, it's been a case of needing to fall apart, in order to rebuild, and come back stronger; grief for lost parents, broken marriages, the near-death of a close friend and the loss of numerous behind-the-scenes personnel led to a prolonged period of upheaval. The making of their last, critically acclaimed, album, Palamino, provided the necessary therapy, bringing the core of the band closer together, and seeing them dragging themselves to their feet once more, bloodied but unbowed. Treetop Flyers have emerged triumphant from the most turbulent of times, as their spine-tingling live performances attest.

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Red Dirt Skinners

on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 at Cadeleigh Parish Hall 7:30pm

An evening of musical harmony and exquisite music from this international, widely acclaimed group, on their return visit to the South West. "A fantastic live band full of warmth and stories that make each track authentic with personal connection" Bluesdoodles 10/10 "The space where the vocals of Sarah and Rob Skinner meet features two tones existing as a single note". The Alternate Root Magazine "Close Harmonies don't come much sweeter" Classic Rock Magazine 8/10 "

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Martin Stephenson

on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

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Sieben

on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 at Sheffield The Dorothy Pax 8:00pm

Sieben is the one-man, violin-looping work of Matt Howden. He beats, plucks, tickles and layers voice and violin. MJR Festival in Lithuania recently gave this rather nice description, saying Sieben is bringing us driving rhythms, vocals as intense visions and charming landscapes, loop by loop building a shining starway over the Abyss, to our dreams. Under his own name Howden releases instrumental works of varied styles; as 7JK, electronica meets violin and vocals; with rasp, looped cello and violin combine seemlessly, mixing ambience, mood, and just a little drive. http://www.matthowden.com/

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Boo Hewerdine

on Sat, 21 Oct 2017 at Lewes The Con Club 8:00pm

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

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Adriano Sangineto

on Sat, 21 Oct 2017 at Ryde Methodist Church 6:30pm

Harp on Wight Festival event

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Adriano Sangineto

on Sat, 21 Oct 2017 at Ryde Methodist Church 6:30pm

Harp on Wight Festival event

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Heg & The Wolf Chorus

on Sat, 21 Oct 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Hailing from Bristol, Heg & The Wolf Chorus has been born out of Heg Brignall's story-inspired songwriting. They create theatrical, original folk which draws inspiration from fairy tales and the twisted roots of Heg's family tree, taking the listener on a journey from Grimm's fantastical forests, across the stormy Atlantic to the black, dangerous coal mines of Illinois and far beyond. In 2014 the band was nominated for Bristol Folk Festival's Isambard Folk Award and their trilogy of EP's (produced by Gareth James Bailey) received critical acclaim, putting the band firmly on the folk map. The title track from the first EP Giant was nominated for 'Song of the Year' in the Fatea Magazine Awards 2014. The sea-themed EP A Tale of Sailors, the second release, followed triumphantly in Giant's footsteps and was awarded 'Single of the Year' by BBC Merseyside's Folkscene show. The final release, Rain, which completed the trilogy came out in 2015 and was heralded by fRoots Magazine as "inventive piano and string arrangements and exquisite vocal harmonies." During this time the band supported Moulettes, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, The Lucy Ward Band, Bridie Jackson & The Arbour and Gilmore & Roberts on tour and had a successful season of UK festivals climaxing in a showcase performance with fRoots Magazine at Sidmouth Folk Week. The songThree Sailors was included on the highly regarded fRoots magazine summer compilation.

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Roy Bailey At Hathersage Day Of Folk

on Sat, 21 Oct 2017 at Hathersage Memorial Hall 12:30pm

A new event for Hathersage, a Day of Folk.

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Roy Bailey At Hathersage Day Of Folk

on Sat, 21 Oct 2017 at Hathersage Memorial Hall 12:30pm

A new event for Hathersage, a Day of Folk.

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Mr Grumpy's Ceilidh Band At Hathersage Day Of Folk

on Sat, 21 Oct 2017 at Hathersage Memorial Hall 7:30pm

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Mr Grumpy's Ceilidh Band At Hathersage Day Of Folk

on Sat, 21 Oct 2017 at Hathersage Memorial Hall 7:30pm

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Andy Twyman - One Man Blues And Comedy Band

on Sat, 21 Oct 2017 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 master of the one man band...a first class musician and songwriter" - Blues in Britain Magazine "The audience realised they were in the presence of a real entertainer, a provider of a refreshing blast of new blues" - Blues Matters Magazine When Andy released the first ever naked Christmas music video it hit the national headlines, leading The Mirror newspaper to ask Is this the best Christmas music video ever? With the topics of his songs ranging from chickens to Luxembourg via Pot Noodle, 24 year old Andy Twyman blends blues with humour and rock and roll to titillate your ears, mind and toes. Having performed on BBC Three and Channel 4, Andy's reputation is growing as a highly original and entertaining act. Andy first took to the stage aged 12 in pubs and clubs, with his guitar, voice and harmonica. Before hitting 18, he had gigged as a solo act in top London venues including The Jazz Café and 100 Club. Driven to create a distinctive and exciting act, Andy learnt to play foot operated drums, giving his songs a beat to get people on their feet. Drawing on influences as diverse as Muddy Waters, Monty Python, the White Stripes and Noel Fielding he developed a one man band show. In recent years Andy has brought this show to Spain, the Netherlands and France, has had airplay on BBC Radio Kent and London's Resonance 104.4FM, and has had articles written about his music in The Sun, the Mirror, and The Daily Mail newspapers. When the summer arrives, Andy finds himself having fun at festivals all over the country inducing laughter and dancing amongst the drunk and disorderly. Allow Andy to tickle your funny follicles with lyrics absurd and profound, and dazzle your ear drums with music and sound. You know you want to. His guitar sounds either stoic like John Lee Hooker or grooves like Bo Diddley - Wasser-Prawda (Germany) "A one man band with edge...an excellent, versatile, contemporary singer songwriter that gives the blues a new take with humour" - Lancashire Blues Archive

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Hunter Musket

on Sat, 21 Oct 2017 at Water Yeat Village Hall 7:30pm

Hunter Muskett made a lot of friends when they performed at the village hall in 2106 and we are very pleased to welcome them back. This time they will be promoting their new CD, "Unafraid and Sober". Originally formed in 1969, the group reunited in 2010 and have been getting together twice a year since then to perform both old and new material, mostly penned by brilliant songwriters Terry Hiscock and Doug Morter (also of Magna Carta). The four piece group have their own individual style of music and are guaranteed to entertain with their lively repartee. This is an event not to be missed! Cabaret style seating. Bring your own drinks and nibbles. Water Yeat Village Find us off the A5084 to Coniston Sat.Nav. post code LA12 8DJ Doors open 7.30pm

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Ealing Rhythm And Blues

on Sat, 21 Oct 2017 at London Ealing Club 7:00pm

The Ealing Club is a bit of a legend in British rhythm and blues. This is where Alexis Korner got going. This is where the Rolling Stones first played together in the classic line-up. This is where The Who did their first gigs. The Animals, Cream, Rod Stewart, Manfred Mann - they all played here. The original club closed a while ago but the venue survived through various changes of name. The whole area is up for redevelopment, though, making this one of your last chances to see proper British rhythm and blues in a legendary venue. On the bill: **THE ROBERT J HUNTER BAND** - Dirty rhythm and blues from the depths of Alderney. Robert J. Hunter and his band combine his gruff and powerful voice with the wild thud of overdriven blues guitar to create truly unique original music. His powerful debut album, 'Songs for the Weary', received blues chart success and critical acclaim and the single release, 'Demons', reached number one in the UK iTunes Blues Chart. Robert has supported acts including Wilko Johnson, The Animals, Eddie & the Hotrods and HeyMoonShaker and has featured on the European and UK festival circuits. **THE BRONSONS** - West London cult rhythm and blues band The Bronsons died in 1985 and came back from the dead in 2013. Their sounds is rooted in Dr Feelgood, The Inmates, Lew Lewis, Nine Below Zero, and early on many of the songs came that route too. The new version has matured into a phenomenally energetic live show made up of 50% obscure classics and 50% original material. Expect Link Wray, existential anger and rockabilly girls. **THE WILBUR PROJECT** - A four-piece stripped down R&B band from Rutland, The Wilbur Project play a mix of original material and not-so-obvious covers. Inspired by Dr Feelgood, Howling Wolf, Little Walter, early Stones and The Inmates - all coupled with a DIY punk attitude - they come to Ealing fresh from supporting Dr Feelgood and Steve Hooker. **JJ SYMON** - Manchester born, Melbourne raised and Brighton based singer-songwriter JJ Symon reinterprets a mixed bag of influences into a raw, direct and thrilling concoction of alternative rhythm, blues and rock'n'roll. After a couple of years relentlessly delivering his spitfire-garage-folk-blues to London and Brighton audiences, his fifth album, Injured Ninja, was released this summer. The Ealing Club (The Red Room) 42A The Broadway, London W5 2NP Phone: 020 8840 3613

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North Dorset Folk Festival

on Sat, 21 Oct 2017 at Marnhull Village Hall 12:00pm

Back for its 6th year North Dorset Folk Festival is a the UK's smallest festival. 90 seats, 7 acts and wonderful food and a great bar.

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The Foxglove Trio At Wakefield Cathedral

on Sat, 21 Oct 2017 at Wakefield Cathedral 7:30pm

The Foxglove Trio seek out lesser-known traditional and contemporary folk songs and, with care and creativity, transform them into moments of breathtaking beauty. Join them at Wakefield Cathedral (where band member Patrick was a chorister for many years) as they tour their second album, Distant Havens. The album showcases the band's signature sound which is based on Patrick Dean's bold melodeon playing, Cathy Mason's intricate cello lines and Ffion Mair's clear, soaring vocals. A review of their debut album, These Gathered Branches, commented that the interest never wanes when listening to The Foxglove Trio (R2 magazine). The second album is also packed full of musical interest with the additon of tight vocal harmonies in both English and Welsh, guitar, whistle, percussion and even a second cello. The Foxglove Trio's intriguing repertoire and imaginative arrangements, which can be heard on Distant Havens, are presented with an infectious energy and an effortless charm. Their passionate live performances will captivate you and take you on a journey from subtly political contemporary songs to jaunty Yorkshire tales and soulful Welsh laments.

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The Foxglove Trio At Wakefield Cathedral

on Sat, 21 Oct 2017 at Wakefield Cathedral 7:30pm

The Foxglove Trio seek out lesser-known traditional and contemporary folk songs and, with care and creativity, transform them into moments of breathtaking beauty. Join them at Wakefield Cathedral (where band member Patrick was a chorister for many years) as they tour their second album, Distant Havens. The album showcases the band's signature sound which is based on Patrick Dean's bold melodeon playing, Cathy Mason's intricate cello lines and Ffion Mair's clear, soaring vocals. A review of their debut album, These Gathered Branches, commented that the interest never wanes when listening to The Foxglove Trio (R2 magazine). The second album is also packed full of musical interest with the additon of tight vocal harmonies in both English and Welsh, guitar, whistle, percussion and even a second cello. The Foxglove Trio's intriguing repertoire and imaginative arrangements, which can be heard on Distant Havens, are presented with an infectious energy and an effortless charm. Their passionate live performances will captivate you and take you on a journey from subtly political contemporary songs to jaunty Yorkshire tales and soulful Welsh laments.

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Buffalo Skinners

on Sat, 21 Oct 2017 at Finstock Village Hall 7:15pm

"They just got the crowd going and had a roaring reception. Astonishing." - Janice Long, BBC Radio 2 Performance at 7.45pm. Bar from 7.15pm. The Buffalo Skinners are a songwriting collective based in Sheffield. Their music stems from a shared passion for songwriting and singing in harmony. Kieran Thorpe plays Fender Rhodes Keyboard, James Nicholls the Violin, Peter Seccombe the Guitar, Miles Stapleton the Drums and Robbie Thompson, Bass. The band draw influence from 60's Rock n Roll, Folk, Blues and whatever else they've been listening to recently. Over the past six years the boys have shared highs and lows, personal space, and an ex-postal van across England, America and France. Most importantly they have shared their songs, with anyone willing to listen. Bob Harris, Steve Lamacq, Cerys Matthews, Janice Long and Dermot O'Leary have all been among them, and have in turn all played tracks from the first two albums on BBC Radio. This has led to endless festival appearances across the UK including Glastonbury, BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park, Boomtown Fair, Wilderness, Tramlines, Camp Bestival, the Cambridge Folk Festival

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Savourna Stevenson With Steve Kettley

on Sun, 22 Oct 2017 at Ryde Methodist Church 6:30pm

Harp on Wight Festival event

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Savourna Stevenson With Steve Kettley

on Sun, 22 Oct 2017 at Ryde Methodist Church 6:30pm

Harp on Wight Festival event

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The Young'uns

on Sun, 22 Oct 2017 at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge 6:45pm

Doors 6.45pm for 7.30pm start Tickets £15 online £16 offline (cash or cheque in advance) £18 on the door The Young'uns have proved themselves a unique proposition writing and performing a cappella or subtly accompanied songs that tell it how it is alongside traditional songs from their native North-East and further afield songs of conscience, songs of warmth and wit, songs to provoke, songs to inspire. Renowned for their pitch perfect harmonies and rapid fire humour, their live show undeniably has the human touch. Always engaging, frequently heart-warming, they have built an enviable audience rapport. They are an act that truly takes the cliché out of the make you laugh, make you cry tag. Just two years after giving up their day jobs, Stockton Folk Club's star pupils have had a milestone year with the release of their third studio album Another Man's Ground, an appearance at America's Folk Alliance, collectively celebrating their 30th birthdays and racking up accolades including Best Group in the FATEA Awards and Best Live Act in the Spiral Awards. A decade of performance around the country, national radio sessions, more than 40 festival appearances (Cambridge to Glastonbury) and increasingly acclaimed album releases has delivered a gregarious, sharply honed, pull no punches act that clinched the Best Group trophy at the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in Cardiff a hugely popular result that saw them beating off opposition including the mighty Bellowhead. Beguiling audiences around the world, they seamlessly switch from beautiful ballads to brilliant banter, from profoundly poignant songs to infectiously irreverent humour. This, combined with their passion for storytelling and commitment to maintaining the tradition of social commentary, has led to five star reviews, live sessions on BBC Radio 2, 3 and documentaries on Radio 4 as well as countless sell out shows and main stage festival appearances throughout the UK and abroad. In 2016, The Young'uns gloriously repeated their 2015 success at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards by picking up the Best Group award for the second consecutive year in front of a packed house at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The Teesside trio return in 2017 with an extensive October UK tour and an eagerly anticipated new album, 'Strangers', which is a collection of folk songs for our times a homage to the outsider, a eulogy for the wayfarer and a hymn for the migrant. 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? ★★★★★ Colin Irwin, The Guardian Magnificent destined to become hailed as national treasures before long ★★★★★ Maverick Strong songs of social commentary ★★★★ The Telegraph ★★★★ The Times One of he best live acts I have ever seen quite amazing at the top of their profession, performing with vim, vigour and utter integrity Mike Harding Incredibly moving..The Young'uns are life enhancers Sean Rafferty, BBC Radio 3 theyounguns.co.uk On the day of the gig - if unavailable to book online, there may be tickets available on the door, please check the website for updates.

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Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage

on Sun, 22 Oct 2017 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Huddled around a single microphone, singing intimate duets with just mountain dulcimer, dobro and guitar Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage are a folk duo that look & sound classically timeless, yet feel refreshingly unique. Fleetingly, they may evoke a memory of Gram & Emmylou, Shirley & Davey, or Gillian & David but their warm distilling of influences from both sides of the big pond produces a refined sound that is decidedly their own. Recorded in Toronto with award-winning Canadian producer David Travers-Smith (Ruth Moody, Wailin' Jennys, Pharis & Jason Romero) their album 'Before The Sun' captures all the intimacy of the pair's live show and delicately sets it to beautifully crafted soundscapes that rise and fall. The record features renowned guests from both sides of the pond, including Jon Thorne (Lamb, John Smith), Kevin Breit (Norah Jones, Rosanne Cash), Jim Causley and Katriona Gilmore (Gilmore & Roberts). Both hailing from folk singing families in the flatlands of East Anglia, Hannah spent much of her formative years touring Europe with her family band in a converted school bus, singing folk songs acapella in the street to make enough money to move to the next city. However, a sea change and relocation to the US saw her soak up the influences from the American North East and take up the dulcimer. Meanwhile Ben was writing and touring with celebrated UK folk band The Willows whose albums 'Beneath Our Humble Soil' and 'Amidst Fiery Skies' were championed by the likes of the BBC's Bob Harris and Mike Harding. Within weeks of moving back the UK, Hannah braved her first time out solo at The Black Fen Folk Club, Cambridge and as fate would have it, Ben had just returned from tour. Ben went on to produce Hannah's solo debut 'Charms Against Sorrow', released in early 2015 to critical acclaim. Nurturing an intuitive musical understanding and a love of the duet whilst touring, the pair worked up the collection of traditional and self-penned duets that formed the basis for 'Before The Sun'. Garnering a reputation as a captivating, unique live experience Hannah & Ben have hit the road hard since, undertaking a 26-date UK tour through autumn 2016, including support for Sarah Jarosz in London's Union Chapel before returning to Canada for tour dates with Oh Susanna! Following showcases at Folk Alliance International 2017 in Kansas City the duo has returned to the UK for tour dates through the Spring. 'This is folk music for everyone a masterclass in proficiency, an exercise in individuality and a declaration of love of the folk tradition from both sides of the Atlantic. An exemplary, unique album.' ★★★★★ Spiral Earth 'Spellbinding... Hannah and Ben were born to play and sing together' - fRoots (Nominated albums of 2016 in Critics Poll) 'An exquisite soundscape, which is the result of passion, precision and unbridled intimacy. An album to venerate' - R2 Magazine ★★★★★ 'Magical folk harmonies.A lovely album - Maverick Magazine' ★★★★

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Richard Smith

on Sun, 22 Oct 2017 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Richard Smith started playing the guitar at age 5 and has never looked back. Focusing early on with the fingerstyle guitar of Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed, he began transcribing classical music, Jazz, the gypsy style of Django Reinhardt, bluegrass, ragtime and the blues to Sousa marches. Now a seasoned performer in his forties with thousands of performances worldwide to his credit, Richard has become renowned worldwide for his mastery of instrument and for his knock-out entertaining shows.

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Sam Carter

on Sun, 22 Oct 2017 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30am

Since being named Best Newcomer at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Sam has been stirring audiences from Camden to Canada, via an attention grabbing appearance on Later with Jools Holland and a dreams-really-do-come-true performance in a specially assembled band to back Richard Thompson at Shrewsbury Folk Festival. Described as 'the finest English-style finger-picking guitarist of his generation' by Bellowhead's Jon Boden,​ Sam has toured the world, equally happy to perform intimate solo shows on acoustic guitar, on electric with a full band, or to collaborate with other artists. This Autumn, Sam embarks on a solo tour playing songs from his acclaimed third studio album 'How The City Sings'. 'Sam Carter is a brilliant guitarist and songwriter who combines the observational with social comment and personal reflection' ⭑⭑⭑⭑ Songlines 'A bittersweet folk-electric concept album' ⭑⭑⭑⭑ The Guardian 'A singer who can hold the audience spellbound all by himself' ⭑⭑⭑ R2

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Tim Penn & The Second Line

on Sun, 22 Oct 2017 at London Ronnie Scott's 6:30pm

Tim Penn & The Second Line are rapidly gathering a reputation as one of the top New Orleans R&B outfits around London. If you like Professor Longhair, Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, The Neville Brothers, then this is one band you won't want to miss. In Tim's own words This is the blues, but with a great big smile on its face. Note: entry cannot be guaranteed after 9:45PM

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Robin Huw Bowen

on Mon, 23 Oct 2017 at Ryde Methodist Church 6:30pm

Harp on Wight Festival event

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Robin Huw Bowen

on Mon, 23 Oct 2017 at Ryde Methodist Church 6:30pm

Harp on Wight Festival event

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Sam Carter

on Mon, 23 Oct 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

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. Sam's third solo album How The City Sings captures this fervently admired singer, songwriter and guitarist at his most passionate and moving. Recorded live to tape in the studio, the album was produced by Dom Monks (who worked with Ethan Johns on records by Laura Marling, Paolo Nutini and The Staves) and keyboardist Neil Cowley (Neil Cowley Trio, best known for his contributions to Adele's 19 and 21 albums). In addition to Neil, whose emotive piano lines were often improvised, the band includes fiddler Sam Sweeney (Bellowhead, Leveret and BBC Folk Musician of the Year) drummer Evan Jenkins (Neil Cowley Trio) and Sam's longstanding bassist Matt Ridley. How The City Sings features twelve songs that are at times affectingly intimate and at others brimming with righteous rage. As the album formed, Sam began to notice these songs were shot through with images and aspects of London. After ten years living in the capital it had become not only the backdrop but a central player in the parts of his life these lyrics detailed. Unconsciously How The City Sings became a way of processing where he was, in every sense.

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Ron Trueman-border

on Mon, 23 Oct 2017 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Ron Trueman-border

on Mon, 23 Oct 2017 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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O'hooley & Tidow

on Mon, 23 Oct 2017 at Chesham Folk Club 8:15pm

Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow, are both from Yorkshire, and started song writing and performing together in 2009. They share a traditional Irish music background and family heritage. Since the release of "Silent Jane" and their first tour, they have won many awards and plaudits and a nomination as the BBC 2017 Folk Awards " Best Duo". Their Latest album Shadows has won five star reviews. Together their songs  make bold statements and leave a lasting impression. Belinda weaves magical accompaniments on the piano and together their voices work on the senses and emotions the textures and the message lasting much longer than each song.

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Maddy Prior

on Mon, 23 Oct 2017 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

A true legend of British music, Maddy Prior has built her career on exploring various musical avenues. Latest album 3 For Joy is no exception, a further exploration of the tradition that she loves. Together with new musical partners Giles Lewin (Carnival Band) and young accordion player Hannah James, Maddy returns to perform the music of England, the British Isles and Eastern Europe all delivered in her own unique style. 'Folky three join up for joyously beardless collaboration.' ★★★★ Q Magazine '3 For Joy is an exultant meeting of generations and traditions, but stamped with the strong musical personalities of each member.' ★★★★ Songlines

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Music Pei Showcase

on Mon, 23 Oct 2017 at London Water Rats 7:30pm

Music PEI present: Vishten, Irish Mythen & Dennis & Kinley A showcase featuring three artists based in Prince Edward Island, Canada For over a decade, Vishtèn has earned its place as one of the most respected bands on the international touring scene. The members of this driving trio are both powerful francophone singers and fiery multi-instrumentalists, fusing Acadian and Celtic genres with rock and indie-folk influence. Mythen is a globetrotting troubadour an Irish-born, contemporary Canadian folk artist who's been amassing accolades and achievements across several continents over the years. Her presence and charisma simply command attention, and regardless of where she takes the stage, she delivers a sonic and emotional experience that transcends language and location; that reaches the very core of what connects us. Ellsworth makes no secret that his songs are characterised by a kind of dark optimism that is informed by early influences such as Roy Orbison, Kris Kristofferson and Neil Diamond (he recalls singing Forever In Blue Jeans in front of the mirror while brushing his teeth as a child!). Kinley is one of the most sought after string players when a group decides to make an album, and she has recorded on over 50 records over the span of her career.

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Yolanthe Cornelisse

on Tue, 24 Oct 2017 at Ryde Methodist Church 2:30pm

Harp on Wight Festival event

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Claire & Sinéad Egan + Peter Mcalinden & Pete Quinn

on Tue, 24 Oct 2017 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. -------- London born, County Clare based fiddle player Claire Egan was born into a family of musicians and artists from the West of Ireland and has been immersed in the music from listening to the recordings of the Master musicians from the 1920's as well as the wealth of great musicians from Ireland living in London such as Bobby Casey, Bryan Rooney, John Carty and many others. She has been hugely influenced and inspired by fiddle player and teacher Brendan Mulkere in London. Claire went on to win several competitions as well as other prizes and awards including the Young Artists Award from the Irish Youth Foundation to assist with her studies including a Masters at the Royal Academy of Music, London. Her music is regularly heard on BBC radio, RTE, RnaG, and International broadcasts. She has played on several soundtracks and appeared on various television shows and recorded with various singer/songwriters, upcoming composers, ensembles and Orchestras throughout the world. Claire is also well regarded teacher and teaches internationally throughout the year including yearly festivals such as the Willie Clancy Summer School, Milltown, Co. Clare. Her solo debut album 'Turning Tides' was released to much critical acclaim on the Raelach Records label in 2015. Claire will be joined by her sister Sinéad Egan on guitar (who has recently released her solo singer/ songwriter album 'For You'). 'a quietly confident collection that comfortably casts a glance to both the past and the present, with nary a misstep in between'. The Irish Times www.claireegan.ie Peter McAlinden was born in London in 1960 to Irish parents hailing from Co Down and Co Cork. From an early age he was drawn towards traditional Irish music, an interest that flourished with the support and encouragement of his mentor Kathleen Murray, a native of Aclare, Co Sligo. Through Kathleen, whose home became a welcome haven for many a visiting Irish musician, he met numerous accomplished traditional players such as Seamus Tansey, Cathal McConnell, Bobby Casey, Raymond Roland and Tommy McCarthy, in this way imbibing the spirit of the music and developing a style with a Sligo flavour. In 1979 he won the Senior All-Ireland title on the tin whistle, followed by further wins in the Senior All-Ireland ceili band competition in 1988 and 1991 when he played the piano with the St Colmcille's Ceili Band. Peter released his debut Tin Whistle solo album 'Happy to Meet, Sorry to Part' in 2010 to much critical acclaim. Liverpool born pianist Pete Quinn (Artisan Row) performed on Peter's album and will join him in concert this evening. 'here's an album that will very delicately blow your socks off.' R2 Rock 'n' Reel ----- This concert is presented as part of the 19th Return to Camden Town Festival which runs from Tuesday 24th - Monday 30th October 2017, more information about other events here: www.returntocamden.org

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The Weather Station

on Tue, 24 Oct 2017 at Salford The Eagle Inn 7:30pm

The Weather Station is the project of Canadian songwriter Tamara Lindeman; folk music based in classic elements of songcraft melody, tension, meaning. On the acclaimed All Of It Was Mine, and follow-up What Am I Going To Do With Everything I Know, (both for You've Changed Records) Lindeman established herself as a songwriter's songwriter, earning accolades for her delicate, carefully worded verse, filled with double meanings, complex metaphors and rich details of the everyday. Lindeman's third record, Loyalty, was recorded at LaFrette studios, just outside of Paris, in collaboration with Afie Jurvanen (Bahamas) and Robbie Lackritz (Feist). It was released in May 2015 on Paradise of Bachelors (US/ Europe), Outside Music (Canada), and Spunk Records (Australia). The record received acclaim from Pitchfork, Uncut, the Guardian, The Globe And Mail and The Fader, and turned up on numerous year end lists. The record was number 1 on the Canadian folk college radio charts in 2015, and was nominated for the Polaris Music Prize. The Weather Station has blossomed from a mostly solo folk act into a strong live band. Since the release of Loyalty, The Weather Station has toured extensively in North America, Europe and Australia, as headliner, and also as support for Bahamas, The Mountain Goats, Damien Jurado and Basia Bulat. In the past six months, The Weather Station opened the Sydney Festival and appeared at festivals such as Pickathon, Hillside, Woodford, Winnipeg Folk Festival and Incubate. 'Plain but elegant, simple but intricate Her songs feel very much like attempts to understand and appreciate the world in spite of its bitter ills; like the most basic forms of folk music, a term Lindeman readily embraces, they come with intent and aim' Pitchfork This show is a co-promotion with Now Wave.

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Emily Mae Winters

on Tue, 24 Oct 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Award winning Folk/Americana singer songwriter and guitarist Emily Mae Winters headlines at The Kitchen Garden for the first time with her trio: John Parker (double bass) and Jasmine Watkiss (fiddle and vocals) . Hailed as having a voice that will stop you in your tracks, her debut album Siren Serenade produced by BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner Ben Walker has received widespread radio play including on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show and BBC Good Morning Sunday with Clare Balding and has earned her a host of emerging artist award nominations.

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The Blueswater Band