The Jaywalkers.

on Thu, 27 Apr 2017 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8:00pm

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Tania Opland & Mike Freeman

on Thu, 27 Apr 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Tania (Alaska) and Mike (England) tour the world with an eclectic mix of songs in several languages and music played on a vast array of instruments: hammered dulcimer, guitar, recorders, violin, flute, cittern, hurdy-gurdy, percussion, etc. All is presented with wit and style and for the musically open-minded a great evening is guaranteed.

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Tania Opland & Mike Freeman

on Thu, 27 Apr 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Tania (Alaska) and Mike (England) tour the world with an eclectic mix of songs in several languages and music played on a vast array of instruments: hammered dulcimer, guitar, recorders, violin, flute, cittern, hurdy-gurdy, percussion, etc. All is presented with wit and style and for the musically open-minded a great evening is guaranteed.

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Michael Chapman & Ehud Banai

on Thu, 27 Apr 2017 at Preston The Continental 7:30pm

The musical collaboration of Michael Chapman and Ehud Banai may not seem like an obvious coupling, except for the fact that Michael Chapman has for some years now been pushing his musical envelope in all directions, embracing many genres of music some for the first time, and Ehud Banai cut his musical teeth back in the 70s listening to Michael Chapman, in the valley of Rosh Pina in Upper Galilee. Michael knew nothing of Ehud whilst Ehud knew much about Michael's music, so when they finally met it was in Tel Aviv in the autumn of 2013 in a local radio session, and they actually played together. The hairs on the back of my neck stood up. There was such an instant rapport. It was totally mesmeric Andru Chapman. Since then they have toured several times with the musical empathy developing all the while into a totally unique combination of Middle Eastern chords, Chapman riffs and Hebrew lyrics. For Michael he says the meeting up with Ehud has been the most rewarding and fulfilling event in the past few years.

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Bonfire Radicals

on Thu, 27 Apr 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.

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Bonfire Radicals

on Thu, 27 Apr 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.

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Tom Walker Trio Launch 'into Space' Ep @ Ealing Eclectic

on Thu, 27 Apr 2017 at London The Red Room 8:00pm

Tom Walker has been honing his guitar playing from a very young age, earning respect and admiration from music lovers and musicians across the globe. Now at the age of 21 he is now driving British blues to new levels from the heart of the UK with Tom Walker Trio. They have toured with the likes of The Move, Paul Jones (The Blues band, Manfred man), John Lodge (The Moody Blues) and Devon Allman to name a few. Tom has worked with producer Richard Digby Smith (Free, Reef and Led Zeppelin) on recording the trio's first record. Following the release Tom travelled to Austin Texas to play a string of shows over in the USA. With great success including radio play with The Paul Franks Show (BBC Radio WM) and Paul Jones Blues Show (BBC RADIO 2). After a busy summer touring the trio have finished their latest run of shows ending at London's Borderline Club playing with Billy Walton. He recently did a stripped back session Sofarsounds here is a video of one of the tracks https://youtu.be/_wfvKd4BlEs Paul Jones is a fan of Tom's and played a track from his EP 'Stranger Face' on his show on the 26th of September, and said I think Tom Walker definitely has something Plunger said of his last EP 'This nicely crafted set of songs promises much for the future, and having just seen the Trio live Plunger can confirm there's plenty more where these came from'. Blues in Britain said 'And it's probably the voice that's the trio's secret weapon: a fine black silk and sandpaper soul instrument that can do powerful baritone up to a smooth falsetto' Tom was voted Best Artist on the introducing stage at The Great British Rock and Blues Festival and is playing The Ealing Blues festival in July

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Martin Creed

on Thu, 27 Apr 2017 at London Kings Place 8:00pm

An evening of songs and talk with Martin Creed. Those familiar with the Turner Prize-winning artist will know that one of the many engaging aspects of his live performances, regardless of the venue and context, is the unpredictability of the proceedings. 'A burst of pure delight... a deceptively serious collection of hooks that snag the imagination long after it's gone.' David Quantick, Q Magazine 'The tunes are catchy, punk-folk-minimalist amalgams that parody pop music by increasing the simplicity and repetitiveness of much of it, and use and abuse language brilliantly.' Roberta Smith, The New York Times martincreed.com

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Caitlin Gilligan Ep Launch Show

on Thu, 27 Apr 2017 at Salford Sacred Trinity Church: 8:00pm

We are thrilled to be hosting Caitlin Gilligan, as she launches her brand new EP, 'The Painter & The Sky', with a show at Sacred Trinity Church on Thursday 27th April. Also on the bill are Liverpool-based duo, Limerance.

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Jeff Lang

on Thu, 27 Apr 2017 at Winchester The Hyde Tavern 8:00pm

"We're treated to moody atmospheric textures, ripping electric lap-steel riffs, delicate acoustic picking, trippy backwards leads, oddball percussion, throbbing tremolo, and unconventional lyrics all of which Lang blends like some crazed sonic alchemist." (Randy Howard, Harp Magazine, USA) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K17MsJOCD2E Australian-based musician Jeff Lang has earned worldwide acclaim as a virtuosic guitarist, a dynamic songwriter and a startlingly unique live performer. With a back catalogue of 16 studio albums, Jeff has been featured at major festivals, pubs, clubs, arts centres and venues internationally for the past decade. Blending rock, roots, folk, blues, ballads, instrumentals, improvisation and a devastatingly high level of musicality, Jeff Lang is a singularly unique performer in our world. It's been widely acknowledged that Jeff Lang is an extraordinarily individual musician. What enhances his unique nature is his steadfast adherence to a prolific and diverse musical palette and output. A songwriter, a collaborator, a guitar virtuoso and a stunning lyricist, Jeff Lang crafts songs as novellas - rich with depth and vision, yet with an open breathe for individual interpretation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7pBb3Q6StM

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Cafe#9 Singer-songwriter Showcase Featuring Liam Walker, Tom Townsend And Gregory S. Davies.

on Thu, 27 Apr 2017 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

An evening of the very finest acoustic music featuring Cafe#9 favourites Liam Walker, Tom Townsend and Gregory S. Davies plus more TBC.

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Liverpool Acoustic Live, Featuring Hafdis Huld [iceland]

on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 at Liverpool The View Two Gallery 7:30pm

Liverpool Acoustic are delighted to welcome Icelandic music star Hafdis Huld. Born in Reykjavik and now living in Mosfellsdalur, Hafdis rose to fame following her 2007 debut alubm 'Dirty Paper Cup, and 2010's 'Synchronised Swimmer' which produced three Number One singles. Hafdis has co-written songs with Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys), Pascal Gabriel, Boo Hewerdine (Natalie Imbruglia, Eddi Reader) and Chris Corner (Sneaker Pimps) and worked with French Grammy award winning producer Calum MacColl and Alisdair Wright. She is currently working on her third studio album. Support TBC This is set to be a really special gig with one of Iceland's premier singer-songwriters in the intimacy of Mathew Street's View Two Gallery. One not to be missed! Friday 28th April 2017 Doors 7.30pm, music 8.00pm View Two Gallery, 23 Mathew Street £6.00 entry in advance (+60p booking fee) £7 entry on the door Pick up a brand new loyalty card and get one free ticket for every eight tickets bought.

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The Fobo Jug Band

on Fri, 28 Apr 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 FoBo Jug Band are a ragtime country-blues outfit sure to get your feet stomping. With one foot firmly routed in the sounds of the Mississippi, these three talented young men will hypnotise you with their guitar, piano, harp and washboard melodies of old.

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Chris Jagger And The Kronies

on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

Chris Jagger proved very popular when last at ACE Space so don't delay getting your ticket for this gig.  Once again Chris will bring with him an exceptional group of established musicians who have played with some of the biggest names in music.  This band live are brilliant, with Chris as the charismatic front man and got many in the audience up and dancing The songs are a mix of rock, country, cajun, and romantic ballad but are, most of all, identifiably the authentic voice of an English story teller out of the top drawer. Not only does Chris Jagger write great tunes, but he is a very fine and wry lyricist. Regulars at the Marlborough Jazz Festival with an international reputation we are chuffed that they have agreed to return to ACE Space.

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Chris Jagger And The Kronies

on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

Chris Jagger proved very popular when last at ACE Space so don't delay getting your ticket for this gig.  Once again Chris will bring with him an exceptional group of established musicians who have played with some of the biggest names in music.  This band live are brilliant, with Chris as the charismatic front man and got many in the audience up and dancing The songs are a mix of rock, country, cajun, and romantic ballad but are, most of all, identifiably the authentic voice of an English story teller out of the top drawer. Not only does Chris Jagger write great tunes, but he is a very fine and wry lyricist. Regulars at the Marlborough Jazz Festival with an international reputation we are chuffed that they have agreed to return to ACE Space.

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Calico The Band + Ted Russell Kamp

on Fri, 28 Apr 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CALICO the band is Kirsten Proffit and Manda Mosher. Kirsten & Manda came from individual singer/songwriter careers until Calico brought them together. As powerful as each is individually, an undeniable magic occurs when their writing and voices come together. It's at the heart of their debut album, Rancho California, which is replete with singularly strong songwriting chops, rich harmonies, and a pervasive Americana passion. Like the expansive spirit of Laurel Canyon that spawned so many famous bands and artists, now comes this new spirit, rooted in the vast valleys and canyons of L.A. "Just when it seemed that the term 'Americana' was being hopelessly diluted and unfocused, along comes CALICO the band to define the term for us with new vigor and focus. In the hands and spirit of these gifted ladies, all of whom have had thriving solo careers, Americana is reborn in the spirit of Laurel Canyon, the spirt of the great songwriters (Joni Mitchell, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Jackson Browne, etc.) who flourished there. It's there in lyrics which speak with urgency of modern times, with music of great passion and beauty, cloaked in warm acoustics and close harmonies. Rancho California picks up that torch and lights up these lyrical songs with great purity and love." - Paul Zollo, American Songwriter Magazine "Rancho California is to music as Technicolor was to film in the 50's and 60's." - Jefferson Läufer, Rock Bands of LA "The best of L.A.'s country past, present and future clearly emerges from Calico's debut, Rancho California." - Terry Roland, No Depression -------------------------------------------- TED RUSSELL CAMP writes, records and travels the world performing his own country/roots/Americana music from his seven critically-acclaimed albums. Ted also plays live, records sessions, and collaborates on songs with A-list songwriters and musicians in Nashville, Austin and around the world. Ted is well known for his ability to step into bands and rock all genres of music the decades he spent holding down the bottom end for bands as diverse as Shooter Jennings and Wilson Phillips made sure Ted had the chops for anything from major festivals to David Letterman appearances. The last few years have found Ted focusing on his own career. He tours continuously in the US and Europe, and has been releasing his solo albums to critical acclaim. His records have debuted at #1 on the Euroamericana Chart and made the US Americana Chart's Top 100 Records of the Year.

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Megson

on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 at Highworth United Reformed Church 7:15pm

Critically acclaimed duo Stu and Debbie Hanna will play songs from their latest album "Good Times Will Come Again" as well as items from their back catalogue. A great chance to see and hear one of the most influential acts on the folk music scene. Ticket price includes a glass of wine or juice.

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Martin Simpson

on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 at London Mycenae House 7:00pm

GFMA celebrate in style again this year with the amazing award winning singer and guitarist Martin Simpson. There is no-one who has more successfully combined the diverse elements of British, Afro-American and old-timey music than Simpson. Martin has been nominated an astounding 27 times in the fifteen years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards - more than any other performer - with 9 consecutive years as nominee for Musician of The Year, which he has won twice. The evening will begin with our own GFMA supper group Morrigan performing songs from their new album

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All The Wild Folk With Dallahan + The Medlars

on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of Folk and Roots at Jamboree with Dallahan and The Medlars... Edinburgh 4-piece Dallahan have a sweet, lyrical trad folk sound that's gaining acclaim across the folk board. Some of the most exciting trad musicians to emerge in recent years Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Like a world music festival in one group LiveIreland The Medlars are a seven piece contemporary folk band based in London. They formed in early 2016 and will be releasing their debut album in March 2017 with Pear o'Legs Records. Their music branches multiple styles, ranging from gritty and rhythmically driven, to orchestral, intertwining melody and harmony. The Medlars first formed around Jimmy Grayburn's solo act after meeting at university. Although Grayburn is still the songwriter he has now been truly enveloped into what has become a single collective of musicians creating a wholly unique and diverse sound. Grayburn's lyrics are political and socially conscious, tackling issues from environmentalism to homelessness and austerity cuts. Their debut album, recorded at the acclaimed Soup Studios and on their UK tour, is released in March. The band have captured audiences at events including Wilderness Festival and the infamous Woodburner music nights.

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Tradarrr At The Lab, Northampton

on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 at Northampton The Lab. 7:30pm

Pre-festival season gig, featuring the whole of the new album for the very first time! Very limited number of special price tickets available at this small venue, so book quickly!

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Purple Rain Presented By The Awful Truth

on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 at Manchester The Wonder Inn 7:30pm

Another classic album showcasing local talent. This time round Prince's seminal 1984 album "Purple Rain". One year since Prince's death. Come celebrate his life. Line up TBA: Artists will play a few of their own songs and a few songs in their own style from that wonderful album. 1 Let's Go Crazy 2 Take Me With U 3 The Beautiful Ones 4 Computer Blue 5 Darling Nikki 6 When Doves Cry 7 I Would Die 4 U 8 Baby I'm A Star 9 Purple Rain

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Daniel Bachman + Jake Xerxes Fussell

on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 at Bexhill-on-Sea The Albatross RAFA club 7:30pm

Music's Not Dead present DANIEL BACHMAN + JAKE XERXES FUSSELL DANIEL BACHMAN is a 6-string and lap guitar player from Fredericksburg, Virginia currently living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. From 2008 to present he's been releasing material of almost exclusively an instrumental nature while touring everywhere from Istanbul to Los Angeles. He has been playing what he describes as psychedelic appalachia since he was a teenager, releasing small run editions of tapes, CDs and LPs for the past three years, with a sound that evolved from drones and banjos to a now guitar centered focus. Touring off and on since the age of 17, Bachman has managed to cover thorough ground across the US, sharing stages with like-minded folk such as fellow Fredericksburg native Jack Rose, for whom he fashioned the artwork for the posthumous release of 'Luck In The Valley'. His newest effort is himself-titled LP on Three Lobed Recordings JAKE XERXES FUSSELL is a singer and guitarist from Durham, North Carolina. His self-titled debut record, produced by and featuring William Tyler, transmuted ten arcane folk and blues tunes into vibey cosmic laments and crooked rambles. Jake Xerxes (yes, that's his real middle name, after Georgia potter D.X. Gordy) grew up in Columbus, Georgia, son of Fred C. Fussell, a folklorist, curator, and photographer. Fred's fieldwork took him, often with young Jake in tow, across the Southeast documenting traditional vernacular culture, which included recording blues and old-time musicians with fellow folklorists and recordists George Mitchell and Art Rosenbaum (which led Jake to music, and to some of the songs herein) and collaborating with American Indian artists (which led Jake eventually to his graduate research on Choctaw fiddlers.) Fussell's new album, 'What in the Natural World' on Paradise of Bachelors takes the form of transmogrified folk/blues koans

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Double Header - Americarnage & Absent Average

on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

The Roots Music Club House Band & Sheffields best duo Absent Average

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Blue Rose Code - Fan Show In Leith

on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 at Edinburgh Victoria Park House 7:30pm

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Freschard And Stanley Brinks

on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

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Happy Beigel Klezmer Orkester + Maria & James

on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 at London St Margaret's House 7:30pm

The 10 piece Happy Beigel Klezmer Orkester plays East-European klezmer music with jazz inflections. Be prepard to dance, sing, cry, and laugh at the same time! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhRY9nupq4Q Maria & James is a Jazz duo based in London. The combination of flute, voice and guitar in a Jazz setting creates unique and relaxed atmosphere. Their repertoire includes a variety of Jazz Standards, Latin Classics and original compositions. http://www.mariarehakova.com/maria-james https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9F3z9WLGzTw

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Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

NEW ALBUM: Tomorrow Will Follow Today Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman are proud to announce their album Tomorrow Will Follow Today, their boldest musical statement to date. After being voted Best Duo in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2013, and also nominated for Best Original Song (The Ballad of Andy Jacobs), in 'Tomorrow Will Follow Today' they add two rarely covered traditional songs to eight confidently written compositions to create a superb new album. This husband and wife duo had been absent from the music scene for almost a decade before their highly-acclaimed Hidden People CD (2012) was released; Sean busy touring the world with brother Seth's band whilst Kathryn remained in Devon bringing up the couple's twin daughters. The Roberts-Lakeman name has become synonymous with quality during their musical careers which started when they were signed to a major label as teenagers. Now after nearly two decades in music, Kathryn's sublime vocals merge seamlessly with Sean's deft and inventive live guitar work on stage and his award-winning sonic skills in the studio. In addition to his chart-topping hit records for brother Seth Lakeman, Sean has this year alone produced albums or tracks with The Levellers, Billy Bragg, Frank Turner, Imelda May and Bellowhead as well as a string of other folk/acoustic acts. The new album kicks off in classic Roberts-Lakeman style with Child Owlet, a traditional ballad from the revered Child Ballad collection. Sean's chunky, percussive guitar drives Kathryn's voice along in this dark tale of incest, betrayal and murder. Then a change of pace and subject with 52 Hertz which charts the true story of a lonely whale that roamed the oceans calling out in the wrong key of 52 Hertz, which other whales did not appear to recognise. Simple guitar and piano compliment Kathryn's sensitive vocals. Equally thoughtful and enchanting is Kathryn's A Song To Live By, some heartfelt advice to her young twin daughters, recorded on her own trusty upright piano in a corner of their Dartmoor home. Title track Tomorrow Will Follow Today sees the duo tackling a song driven by a tolling drumbeat and tuned-down guitar. It questions our political masters and whether the holders of power rely on the turning of the days, months and years to soften the blows of their ambition. Renowned for finding inspiration in unusual places, another offering is Rusalka, the tale of a mermaid living in a Russian river. Ethereal and baroque-like guitar underpins Kathryn's mesmerising tale of this siren-like water nymph. A Kathryn and Sean album would perhaps not be complete without a tale rich in sexual innuendo and on this CD it is the trad-inspired The Banishing Book, (their re-working of The Maid's Conjuring Book from Thomas D'Urfey's ' Songs of Wit and Mirth.') The couple return to their folk roots with The Robber Bridegroom, a sinister tale in which a bride-to-be escapes from her wicked fiance who planned to kill her for her dowry. A poetic and lyrical love song, Soft The Morning Sun, plays out this gentle gem of a record. An absolute masterclass in how to do it right. Festivalsforall.com 'TOMORROW WILL FOLLOW TODAY' REVIEWS 'From a brilliant arrangement of trad ballad 'Child Owlett to the angry title track, Tomorrow Will Follow Today is invested with inventive arrangements and an urgency that is a big part of this record. MOJO 'As a guitarist, producer and co-songwriter, Sean Lakeman is one of the unsung heroes of modern British folk' MOJO 'A potent mix of trad ballads and their own compositions, from the brooding protest of the title track (like Dylan's Masters Of War) to Roberts' lovely piano ballad A Song To Live By with a charm reminiscent of the McGarrigles' UNCUT Roberts voice is a delight to listen to, Lakeman's production and playing is as good as it gets, what's not to like? FolkAll.co.uk A stunning record from start to finish. Achingly beautiful, inspiring and dramatic, and most significantly leaves you feeling like a changed person after only one listen. Culturefly.co.uk www.facebook.com/kathrynrobertsandseanlakeman www.youtube.com/user/KathrynSean www.kathrynrobertsandseanlakeman.com

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Henry Priestman & Loved Up Les

on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 at Coatbridge Berits & Brown 7:30pm

An intimate and up close show from the songwriter behind the chart topping band The Christians. Henry will be joined by his partner in musical crimes, Loved Up Les Glover for some audience banter and musical mayhem. In 2009, Henry Priestman (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, and in 2015 a live 21 track DVD was released, Settle Down, covering songs from his 38 years in the music biz. 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 ** Please note we operate a strict no talking policy when acts are performing. Please show the artists and your fellow gig goers the proper respect ** Food will be available before the gig. To book a table or for more info call 01698 733311

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Ewan Mclennan

on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:00pm

* PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CONCERT IS ON A SATURDAY! * Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from Ewan McLennan, plus a set from each of the support acts. * Concessionary tickets are for the unwaged (ie no paid employment) - proof required at the door on the night. Please note that we have an allocation of ten concessionary online tickets for each of our concerts - first come first served! * Tickets on the door (where still available) will be priced at £13/11 * Mix of row seats and standing room. * Seats are not reserved, and a ticket may not always guarantee a seat, although there will be standing room. IF HAVING A SEAT IS ESSENTIAL TO YOU, PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ARE THERE WHEN THE DOOR OPENS AT 7PM, AS THE ROOM FILLS UP QUICKLY FOR POPULAR CONCERTS. We will not be able to bring in extra seats. * 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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Ewan Mclennan

on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:00pm

* PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CONCERT IS ON A SATURDAY! * Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from Ewan McLennan, plus a set from each of the support acts. * Concessionary tickets are for the unwaged (ie no paid employment) - proof required at the door on the night. Please note that we have an allocation of ten concessionary online tickets for each of our concerts - first come first served! * Tickets on the door (where still available) will be priced at £13/11 * Mix of row seats and standing room. * Seats are not reserved, and a ticket may not always guarantee a seat, although there will be standing room. IF HAVING A SEAT IS ESSENTIAL TO YOU, PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ARE THERE WHEN THE DOOR OPENS AT 7PM, AS THE ROOM FILLS UP QUICKLY FOR POPULAR CONCERTS. We will not be able to bring in extra seats. * 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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Worry Dolls

on Sat, 29 Apr 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://mobile.twitter.com/LaunderetteSess https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g190832-d6612072-Reviews-Old_Cinema_Launderette-Durham_County_Durham_England.html 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. About Worry Dolls https://youtu.be/2uTC-zvNTEQ Worry Dolls met at Paul McCartney's school of music in Liverpool. Bonding initially due to having the same fiery red locks, what sets them apart is their tongue-in-cheek, honest lyrics and their refusal to sing cliché love songs. Described by Bob Harris as a warm and infectious sound, Worry Dolls' music is packed full of sublime harmonies, atop a plethora of varied instruments. Many will have seen them performing at Glastonbury Festival, supporting Joan Armatrading on tour, or heard their music played on Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music. With two EPs already under their belt, Worry Dolls recently returned from Nashville, where they recorded their debut album with producer Neilson Hubbard (Matthew Perryman Jones), to be released in early 2017. Since their first EP, Worry Dolls' sound has grown as their influences shifted towards the rootsier sounds of Nashville & the Appalachian mountains still with a strong UK stamp. In their time together as a duo, they've forged something substantially stronger than a hair colour match. A beautiful and captivating result.

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Keston Cobblers Club, Special Matinee Show

on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 3:00pm

Lots of people were turned away for the sell out 2016 show and some of the people who did make it complained it was all standing so this time the band have added this mainly seated matinee show. Children of all ages welcome too so everyone happy!

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Keston Cobblers Club,

on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Harry Bird And The Rubber Wellies @ Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 7:30pm

Travelling folksters Harry Bird and the Rubber Wellies present their intimate cabaret of joyful, sing-a-long choruses and general participatory fun. Pirates, lizards, cracks in the wall and Basque cyclists all inhabit the songscape. And a beard snood. They are currently touring with their latest album Bricks and Feathers. Skippered by guitarist Harry Bird (Cambridge/Edinburgh/Bilbao) and the multi-tasking Christophe Capewell (Sheffield/Dublin), they have spent the last eight years on the road, playing bars, cafes, circus galas, festivals, folk clubs and front rooms alike, cheering audiences all over from Galway in Ireland to Gisborne in New Zealand. After the success of Long Way to Be Free (2009) and The Bones on Black (2012), their third studio album, Bricks and Feathers, was released in May 2015 with the help of the usual crew of far flung welly misfits. "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 Tickets £10.00 in advance £12.00 on the door Parking & Bar Available Contact: Mark/Elaine 01993831427 or 07870563299 wychwoodfolkclub@zoho.com

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Amadou Diage And Group Yaker

on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 at Worcester Arts Workshop 8:00pm

A colourful, energetic and original musical mix bringing together the traditional and new, Western and West African from a charismatic Senegalese singer-guitarist and some of the UK's top world-musicians. Amadou Diagne is a musician who has the traditions of West Africa at his fingertips. This Senegalese multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter, and his UK based band Group Yakar, plays a unique mix of Afrobeat, blues, jazz funk, Mbalax dance music and traditional praise song. From Dakar, Amadou comes from a long Griot family line of percussionists and praise singers, and his intricate guitar style draws heavily on his skills as a percussionist. Here he weaves Senegalese melodies and rhythms with vocals - he sings in Wolof, French and English - that though soft and warm deliver great power, rousing the audience into a dancing frenzy. 'Sensational! Exceptional music making that matches such as Baaba Maal and Salif Keita at their best honey-smoked vocals plaintive, acoustic and brimming with an unhurried assurance.' fRoots Magazine

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Amadou Diage And Group Yaker

on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 at Worcester Arts Workshop 8:00pm

A colourful, energetic and original musical mix bringing together the traditional and new, Western and West African from a charismatic Senegalese singer-guitarist and some of the UK's top world-musicians. Amadou Diagne is a musician who has the traditions of West Africa at his fingertips. This Senegalese multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter, and his UK based band Group Yakar, plays a unique mix of Afrobeat, blues, jazz funk, Mbalax dance music and traditional praise song. From Dakar, Amadou comes from a long Griot family line of percussionists and praise singers, and his intricate guitar style draws heavily on his skills as a percussionist. Here he weaves Senegalese melodies and rhythms with vocals - he sings in Wolof, French and English - that though soft and warm deliver great power, rousing the audience into a dancing frenzy. 'Sensational! Exceptional music making that matches such as Baaba Maal and Salif Keita at their best honey-smoked vocals plaintive, acoustic and brimming with an unhurried assurance.' fRoots Magazine

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Esg Presents Luke Jackson

on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 at Starcross St Paul's Church 7:30pm

EXETER SECRET GIGS IS VERY PROUD TO PRESENT LUKE JACKSON with special guest Rebecca Loebe A meeting in Kansas, USA led to a transatlantic partnership of two exceptional charismatic young songwriters. LUKE JACKSON is a rising young Roots singer/songwriter from Canterbury, Kent , and 2013 saw him nominated for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award and in 2014 he was named Fatea's Male Artist of the Year With a bold, show stopping voice and honed guitar skills, Luke is a confident and captivating performer demonstrating an astonishing maturity. He has been making waves on the live acoustic scene supporting such luminaries as Show of Hands, Karine Polwart, Oysterband and Martyn Joseph and he has delivered startling performances on the UK festival scene, from Cambridge to Sidmouth and The Great British Folk Festival. In the last year Luke as been playing Festivals across Europe, along with playing solo shows in The Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and Germany. Luke released his brand new studio album, Tall Tales and Rumours in November 2016 and according to Acoustic Magazine, Every so often a new voice emerges, one so stunning that it knocks you sideways. Jackson has been compared to a young Richard Thompson and for once these are not empty words- emphasising the exceptional maturity and versatility of one of the most exciting young singer songwriters and live performers on the scene! www.lukepauljackson.com Luke has a voice you could get lost in. He has a musical maturity and a songwriting ability that belies his years. His roots may be firmly within folk music but his exuberant stage performance suggests emerging rock star! London Life Luke has already acquired both an unmistakable voice and a strikingly individual vision, so has a tremendous head start on the competition fRoots 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 REBECCA LOEBE is a young singer-songwriter who grew up in Atlanta and has done time in DC, Boston and New York, now making her home in Austin, TX. She is known for her distinct voice, well-crafted songs and ability to bring an audience to her journeys, introducing them to the characters she meets and observations she makes as she travels. Rebecca has toured non-stop since 2009, averaging 150-200 shows per year as a headliner and as support for The Civil Wars, Ellis Paul, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Matt the Electrician and others In 2011 she was a featured contestant on the first season of NBC's The Voice, winning a spot on Team Adam and an iTunes Top 10 single worldwide with her captivating re-imagination of Nirvana's Come As You Are. Earlier this year she was ranked #9 on Alternate Root magazine's annual listing of the 30 Best Female Singers in America. www.rebeccaloebe.com Quite simply this is a wall-to-wall folk/pop delight Maverick An absolutely stunning voice Atlanta Journal Constitution Alt Folk at its best Entertainment Realm AT THIS VENUE, THERE WILL BE A LICENSED BAR AND FREE (but limited) PARKING next to the church. Additional parking is availble in the surrounding streets. Tickets on the door will cost £12.

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Mario Batkovic

on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 at London Vortex 8:00pm

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Sophie Ramsay And Sarah Smout

on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 at Aberfeldy The Big Shed 7:30pm

Sophie and Sarah met at a Rachel Ries concert at the Green Note in Camden, where Sarah was playing. They got talking about species reintroduction (beavers), ecology and probably climate change, and almost immediately began dreaming up future musical journeys. perfect for the Big Shed!! Here's a little bit more about each of them: Sarah Smout Sarah Smout is a cellist, singer and songwriter from Yorkshire. She has toured the country and world playing with acts like Michael Chapman, Rachel Ries, Gren Bartley and King Creosote. But as a singer and poet in her own right, it was only a matter of time before she began a solo career. 2016 has seen the release of her E.P. 'Decision to Leave' songs with cello which are original, beautifully crafted and hugely touching, exploring themes like home, land, love and climate change. (http://www.sarahsmout.com/) Stirring cellothat was to be the hallmark of the whole album The Living Tradition Magnificent Creatures (Gren Bartley) Startlingly good arrangements FRUK Live Review Wickham Festival Sophie Ramsay Perthshire born and bred Sophie Ramsay combines old and new folk, singing Scots folk songs alongside originals with freshly poetic lyrics and European folk influences: her 2013 album 'The Glassy Mountain' was described as 'undeniably beautiful' fRoots, 'Joanna Newsom meets Belle and Sebastian' (R2) and as 'timeless, outstanding for those who really hear a song' (Folk Music Worth Listening To). She is now celebrating the release of her new album of old Scots and Gaelic Songs 'The Seas Between Us': 'Atmospheric, elegant and beguiling, hers is an exciting new voice to carry Burns onwards. (Songlines).

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Daniel Bachman & Jake Xerxes Fussell

on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 at Totnes Unit 23 7:30pm

Sea Change are proud to present a very special show with two extraordinary players; Daniel Bachman & Jake Xerxes Fussell. DANIEL BACHMAN is a 6-string and lap guitar player from Fredericksburg, Virginia currently living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. From 2008 to present he's been releasing material of almost exclusively an instrumental nature while touring everywhere from Istanbul to Los Angeles. He has been playing what he describes as psychedelic appalachia since he was a teenager, releasing small run editions of tapes, CDs and LPs for the past three years, with a sound that evolved from drones and banjos to a now guitar centered focus. Touring off and on since the age of 17, Bachman has managed to cover thorough ground across the US, sharing stages with like-minded folk such as fellow Fredericksburg native Jack Rose, for whom he fashioned the artwork for the posthumous release of 'Luck In The Valley'. His newest effort is himself-titled LP on Three Lobed Recordings, his eighth solo album to date. It's his most thoughtful release to date, filled with mindful reflection and confident patience. Even during his snappiest songs, Bachman takes time to consider where he is and where he's going. When his pace starts to rush, he pulls back, ringing out a long chord or even stopping completely to avoid just going with the flow. Bachman takes the listener on an aural journey through the back roads of the foothills of the blue-ridge to calm coastal waters. JAKE XERXES FUSSELL is a singer and guitarist from Durham, North Carolina. His self-titled debut record, produced by and featuring William Tyler, transmuted ten arcane folk and blues tunes into vibey cosmic laments and crooked rambles. Jake Xerxes (yes, that's his real middle name, after Georgia potter D.X. Gordy) grew up in Columbus, Georgia, son of Fred C. Fussell, a folklorist, curator, and photographer. Fred's fieldwork took him, often with young Jake in tow, across the Southeast documenting traditional vernacular culture, which included recording blues and old-time musicians with fellow folklorists and recordists George Mitchell and Art Rosenbaum (which led Jake to music, and to some of the songs herein) and collaborating with American Indian artists (which led Jake eventually to his graduate research on Choctaw fiddlers.) Fussell's new album, 'What in the Natural World' on Paradise of Bachelors takes the form of transmogrified folk/blues koans. This time these radiant ancient tunes tone several shades darker while amplifying their absurdist humour, illuminating our national, and psychic, predicaments.

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Helter Skelter With Oysland

on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of Klezmer, Yiddish Traditional and World Sounds at Jamboree with Oysland, a "floorfiling, tuchas-shaking blend of Yiddish tradition and worldwide modern influences and a formidable live force". (Jamie Renton, Shout Collective). They shall play two sets abounding in the magic stuff.

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Chris Corcoran Trio

on Sat, 29 Apr 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 all instrumental Chris Corcoran Trio has been hailed by Blues in Britain as an antidote to the plethora of Blues Rock acts currently dominating the UK Blues Scene, and Guitarist Magazine called his latest CD 'one of the most exciting, raw and inventive jazz-blues records you'll hear all year'.

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New Roots Presents: Sailing Stones

on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

The Slaughtered Lamb, Farringdon EC1V 0DX Doors open 7.30 pm Nearest tube Farringdon, 7 mins walk. Dublin-born singer songwriter Jenny Lindfors returns with a new moniker and new music. Sailing Stones emerges from a period of self-discovery, self-production, and a new musical approach. Lindfors voice is seraphic, and she possesses extraordinary, poetic songwriting ability. The nostalgia of her chosen sounds, with a spectrum ranging from Laurel Canyon to the analogue ambiences of Bladerunner and Vangelis, enhance the empathetic quality of this inspired, wise music. Her career to date has seen her tour with the million-selling Rumer, and share the stage with Angus & Julia Stone- for this show she will be accompanied by Dan Moore on keys (Rodriguez/ Mark Ford/ Phantom Limb) and Daisy Palmer on drums (Rae Morris/ Goldfrapp/ Vaults). 'captivating, in a similar vein to Lucy Rose or to early Laura Marling, set apart by the spacious melancholy that's all its own'. The Line of Best Fit www. thisisailingstones.com LISTEN TO SAILING STONES: https://soundcloud.com/thisissailingstones Genevieve Dawson is a singer songwriter originally from Edinburgh, now based in South-East London. She currently studies composition at the renowned Goldsmiths, College, putting her in the esteemed company of James Blake, Rosie Lowe and a long line of established alumni. She brings together a frank lyrical style with a warmth and soulfulness that inhabits the same alt-folk terrain as Ani DiFranco.. WATCH GENEVIEVE DAWSON: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgFVin-cD3o 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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Martin Harley

on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 at Chinley Community Centre 7:30pm

An 'awesome' (Radio 2) solo acoustic performance by a supremely talented Roots and Blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. Harley is a devotee to the music that came out of the Mississippi Delta and this show is a handsome showcase for his talents as an acoustic and slide guitarist. His relaxed, Ry Cooder-esque groves - on intricate originals and clever Lead Belly and Tom Waites covers- are spellbinding. Bar with local real ale, wine and tea and coffee. Disabled access Show starts at 8pm

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The Grenaways // Sennen Churchtown Hall

on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 at Sennen Churchtown Hall 7:00pm

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Fleetwood Cave At Cecil Sharp House

on Sun, 30 Apr 2017 at London Cecil Sharp House 7:30pm

Bringing their Spring Tour to a close, singer/songwriter duo Fleetwood Cave make their first appearance at Cecil Sharp House. In the intimate surroundings of Trefusis Hall, join them to celebrate the launch of their album 'People Like Us'. With some very special guests to be announced. www.fleetwoodcave.com

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Tlr Double: Worry Dolls & Goat Roper Rodeo Band

on Sun, 30 Apr 2017 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Worry Dolls Worry Dolls met at Paul McCartney's school of music in Liverpool. Bonding initially due to having the same fiery red locks, what sets them apart is their tongue-in-cheek, honest lyrics and their refusal to sing 'cliché love songs'. Described by Bob Harris as 'a warm and infectious sound', Worry Dolls' music is packed full of sublime harmonies, atop a plethora of varied instruments. Many will have seen them performing at Glastonbury Festival, supporting Joan Armatrading on tour, or heard their music played on Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music. With two EPs already under their belt, Worry Dolls recently returned from Nashville, where they recorded their debut album with producer Neilson Hubbard (Matthew Perryman Jones), to be released in early 2017. Since their first EP, Worry Dolls' sound has grown as their influences shifted towards the rootsier sounds of Nashville & the Appalachian mountains still with a strong UK stamp. In their time together as a duo, they've forged something substantially stronger than a hair colour match. A beautiful and captivating result. 'The brilliantly quirky duo Worry Dolls a super-shiny beacon of joy in a dreamland far, far away from the persistently 'regular' sound of folk that's flooding the charts right now' - The Huffington Post 'It's no secret that we think Worry Dolls are pretty special' - For Folk's Sake Goat Roper Rodeo Band Roll up Roll up it's showtime ! You thought you knew country music, well, think again! With just an upright bass, two old guitars and a bucketful of aching harmony, The Goat Roper Rodeo Band are preaching 'Country Blues' like you never heard it's up, it's down, it's soft and loud, it's dark and lonesome too, there's hurt and shame and some mean old pain but there's love in what they do! There's a hint of Gram, a sniff of Dylan and a twist of Waylon's blues Simply put, it's exactly what it says on the tinthey look great, sound great and they've got a bunch of absolutely brilliant songs! and that's the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truthAmen. 'Amazing' - Bob Harris 'The Goat Ropers are the real deal! I was blown away when I first saw them play and heard them harmonise, I wanted desperately to join in. If there's any justice in this crazy world, they'll soon be a household name and we'll all be keeping it country with them' - Romeo Stodart- The Magic Numbers 'The Goat Roper Rodeo Band take a slightly psychedelic route to the finish line and include some serious footstompin' rock 'n' roll along the way, Mix in a little gospel fire and a sprinkle of Gram and these boys ruled our last afternoon' - Spiral Earth 'Man, how can someone so young be so sad.and so perfect!' - Ian Dunlop Gram Parsons / Flying Burrito Bros

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May Day Singers' Night

on Sun, 30 Apr 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. To assist in the process our more experienced regular performers and volunteers are happy to offer assistance to help prepare those for whom the step up from the singaround to the darkened stage may be daunting. For example: we'll be happy to help unaccompanied singers choose a suitable pitch (or even accompany them if they prefer). We'll aim to set up the stage from 6.30pm and if time allows there should be the opportunity to have a run-through using the microphones. So, please come prepared with everything you need...capo, picks, guitar strap and most importantly PLEASE to paraphrase Bob Dylan "know your song well before you start singing" If you have any questions please email via the website. We hope that the most successful spots may eventually get the opportunity to progress to a full support spot (usually 25 mins- 5 songs)

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Lynne Hanson & The Good Intentions

on Sun, 30 Apr 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- LYNNE HANSON and The Good Intentions (CANADA) are known for their hard-living style of music, mixing gritty ballads with driving roots-tinged guitar. Lynne Hanson's deep bluesy croon is pure and full of fortitude, and she's drawn comparisons to Lucinda Williams, with a touch of Gillian Welch thrown in. In her brand new release Uneven Ground (April 2017), produced by Winnipeg's Scott Nolan, she explores the realm of giving sound advice through songwriting and fighting back against the devil within us. With a liberal amount of Texas grit and a polished Nashville sensibility, it would be easy to assume the Canadian songwriter came from the southern USA.The songs are brimming over with imagery and cleverly penned lyrics and fall into the next generation of roots and blues music while still respecting traditions. Lynne Hanson has toured the US, Europe and the UK, either solo or with her band The Good Intentions. She's showcased in Austin, TX and Memphis, TN, toured in support of Grammy nominated artist Gretchen Peters and Steve Forbert, and opened for Grammy-award winning guitar legend Albert Lee. She received a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination in 2009 and won the prestigious Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award in 2010. "Somewhere in the heartlands, in a town called 'Americana USA,' nestles a particular variety of singer-songwriter. Someone who views a melodic sensibility through the bottom of a whiskey glass. Canadian songstress Lynne Hanson could run for mayor of that town." - Trevor Raggatt - R2 Magazine - 5 stars "She's made the only roots rock record of 2014 to hold a candle to Rosanne Cash's "The River and the Thread." - Michael Barclay - The Cambridge Times

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Dan Walsh

on Sun, 30 Apr 2017 at Maldon The Sunny Sailor 7:30pm

Describing what Dan does is no easy task but at the heart of it is British, Irish and American folk music delivered with a healthy dose of funky grooves - all performed with his unique and dazzling take on clawhammer style banjo. Add to all that poignant songs, astonishing musical departures and lively humour and the result is a truly memorable live show which has wowed audiences across the world from intimate seated rooms to huge dancing crowds in festival fields. 'The real deal, a demon picker' - UNCUT 'Eclectically inspired and consistently brilliant' - FROOTS 'Absolutely terrific' - MARK RADCLIFFE, BBC RADIO 2

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Will Pound & Eddy Jay - Leicester Guildhall

on Sun, 30 Apr 2017 at Leicester The Guildhall 8:00pm

A gig as part of the May Day celebrations festival at Leicester Guildhall. 'Stunning: two quite brilliant musicians demonstrate dynamic instrumental work. The Will Pound original, The Reckoning, is exceptional. ****' Paul Collins, Maverick Magazine

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Dan Walsh

on Mon, 1 May 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 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nominated for best musician at this year's BBC Folk Awards and touted as one of the finest banjo players in the UK as well as being a superb singer, songwriter and guitarist, Dan Walsh is described as 'the real deal' (UNCUT). He now has three critically acclaimed solo albums with new album Incidents and Accidents lauded as 'absolutely terrific' by Mark Radcliffe on BBC Radio 2. As well as many tours of the UK, he also has recent successful trips to USA, Canada, Germany, India, Norway and New Zealand to his credit. Having made his name with duo Walsh and Pound and now a member of the award winning Urban Folk Quartet, as well as guest appearances with Joss Stone, the Levellers and Seth Lakeman this unique and eclectic musician has stunned audiences across the world. His eclectic and innovative approach has led to many exciting collaborations alongside his solo work and the UFQ including tours with Northeast concertina legend Alistair Anderson and recent work with sensational Indian sarangi player Suhail Yusuf Khan as well as Canadian country singer Meaghan Blanchard.

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Dan Burnett

on Mon, 1 May 2017 at Etton The Processed Pea 7:30pm

Dan Burnett is a powerful force in the world of blues and soul music. It's in his blood. Over the last few years, Dan has written and recorded music for TV & Film (including the Nicolas Cage movie 'Stolen', and the US TV series 'Supernatural'), and has gigged extensively in the UK, Europe and USA. He's shared stages with some incredible artists.

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Thor & Friends

on Mon, 1 May 2017 at Leeds Brudenell Social Club 7:30pm

Polymath percussionist Thor Harris inaugurated Thor & Friends in the autumn of 2015 after five years of touring as the percussionist of iconic avant-rock ensemble Swans. The project is intended as a vehicle for experimentation with the conceptual vocabulary of American Minimalism collaborating with a rotating cast of Austin-based musicians. A crafter of musical instruments and stylistic polyglot Harris is returning home with Thor & Friends and the resultant music is an elongated greeting and ode to his community, woodworking shop and the instruments his hands shape and bring to life. The ensemble has three core members, Thor, Peggy Ghorbani and Sarah Goat Gautier with its line-up expanding and contracting with the flux of compositional and improvisational contexts. The range of tonal color depends on what instrumentalists are present or absent from the process at any given time. They can perform purely acoustic or shaded with hues of electronic instrumentation, as a stripped-down trio or a large ensemble. Thor & Friends draws on classic Minimalist composers, including Terry Riley and Steve Reich, but also amalgamate such diverse influences as Brian Eno, Aphex Twin, Moondog and The Necks around a polyrhythmic core of mallet-struck instruments, primarily marimba, xylophone and vibraphone. Circling these core motifs are shifting streams of everything from processed pedal steel and analog synthesizer to violin, viola, stand-up bass, clarinet, duduk and oboe. The group also builds upon similarities and contrasts with Harris' past projects and continuing collaborations; these include Swans, Ben Frost, Bill Callahan, Hospital Ships, Shearwater and John Congelton. They embody utopian optimism by rooting their art and operation in both improvisation and the involvement of neighbors and friends in their process, making use of what and who is around at any given moment to make music with.

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Daniel Bachman + Jake Xerxes Fussell

on Mon, 1 May 2017 at London Cafe Oto 8:00pm

Upset The Rhythm presents DANIEL BACHMAN JAKE XERXES FUSSELL Monday 1 May Cafe OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL 8pm | £7 | DANIEL BACHMAN is a 6-string and lap guitar player from Fredericksburg, Virginia currently living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. From 2008 to present he's been releasing material of almost exclusively an instrumental nature while touring everywhere from Istanbul to Los Angeles. He has been playing what he describes as psychedelic appalachia since he was a teenager, releasing small run editions of tapes, CDs and LPs for the past three years, with a sound that evolved from drones and banjos to a now guitar centered focus. Touring off and on since the age of 17, Bachman has managed to cover thorough ground across the US, sharing stages with like-minded folk such as fellow Fredericksburg native Jack Rose, for whom he fashioned the artwork for the posthumous release of 'Luck In The Valley'. His newest effort is himself-titled LP on Three Lobed Recordings, his eighth solo album to date. It's his most thoughtful release to date, filled with mindful reflection and confident patience. Even during his snappiest songs, Bachman takes time to consider where he is and where he's going. When his pace starts to rush, he pulls back, ringing out a long chord or even stopping completely to avoid just going with the flow. Bachman takes the listener on an aural journey through the back roads of the foothills of the blue-ridge to calm coastal waters. http://danielbachman.com/ JAKE XERXES FUSSELL is a singer and guitarist from Durham, North Carolina. His self-titled debut record, produced by and featuring William Tyler, transmuted ten arcane folk and blues tunes into vibey cosmic laments and crooked rambles. Jake Xerxes (yes, that's his real middle name, after Georgia potter D.X. Gordy) grew up in Columbus, Georgia, son of Fred C. Fussell, a folklorist, curator, and photographer. Fred's fieldwork took him, often with young Jake in tow, across the Southeast documenting traditional vernacular culture, which included recording blues and old-time musicians with fellow folklorists and recordists George Mitchell and Art Rosenbaum (which led Jake to music, and to some of the songs herein) and collaborating with American Indian artists (which led Jake eventually to his graduate research on Choctaw fiddlers.) Fussell's new album, 'What in the Natural World' on Paradise of Bachelors takes the form of transmogrified folk/blues koans. This time these radiant ancient tunes tone several shades darker while amplifying their absurdist humour, illuminating our national, and psychic, predicaments. https://www.facebook.com/jakexerxesfussell

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American Primitive And Beyond

on Tue, 2 May 2017 at Cambridge The Blue Moon 8:00pm

Announcing a double-bill of shows for May, featuring key players in the field of American Primitive guitar from the 1960s and the 2010s. Individual and combined tickets available. Tuesday 2nd May: The Blue Moon Daniel Bachman / Jake Xerxes Fussell Thursday 11th May: The Blue Moon Don Bikoff / David Youngs

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Ehud Banai & Michael Chapman

on Tue, 2 May 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ehud Banai & Michael Chapman Eb = Mc The musical collaboration of Michael Chapman and Ehud Banai may not seem like an obvious coupling, except for the fact that Michael Chapman has for some years now been pushing his musical envelope in all directions, embracing many genres of music some for the first time, and Ehud Banai cut his musical teeth back in the 70's listening to Michael Chapman, in the valley of Rosh Pina in Upper Galilee. Michael knew nothing of Ehud whilst Ehud knew much about Michael's music, so when they finally met it was in Tel Aviv in the autumn of 2013 in a local radio session, and they actually played together. The hairs on the back of my neck stood up. There was such an instant rapport. It was totally mesmeric- Andru Chapman. Since then they have toured together several times with the musical empathy developing all the while into a totally unique combination of Middle Eastern chords, Chapman riffs and Hebrew lyrics. Michael says the meeting up with Ehud has been the most rewarding and fulfilling event in the past few years. They have an album to complete in November this year in tel Aviv and April/May next year sees them touring & collaborating together for the first time here in the UK.

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Ehud Banai & Michael Chapman

on Tue, 2 May 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ehud Banai & Michael Chapman Eb = Mc The musical collaboration of Michael Chapman and Ehud Banai may not seem like an obvious coupling, except for the fact that Michael Chapman has for some years now been pushing his musical envelope in all directions, embracing many genres of music some for the first time, and Ehud Banai cut his musical teeth back in the 70's listening to Michael Chapman, in the valley of Rosh Pina in Upper Galilee. Michael knew nothing of Ehud whilst Ehud knew much about Michael's music, so when they finally met it was in Tel Aviv in the autumn of 2013 in a local radio session, and they actually played together. The hairs on the back of my neck stood up. There was such an instant rapport. It was totally mesmeric- Andru Chapman. Since then they have toured together several times with the musical empathy developing all the while into a totally unique combination of Middle Eastern chords, Chapman riffs and Hebrew lyrics. Michael says the meeting up with Ehud has been the most rewarding and fulfilling event in the past few years. They have an album to complete in November this year in tel Aviv and April/May next year sees them touring & collaborating together for the first time here in the UK.

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Sen3

on Tue, 2 May 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cream Filtered through Dilla's SP-1200 Three Jazz heads who have been playing with David Gilmour, Jamie Woon, Jessie Ware, PB underground and PigBag get to together to throw some stuff down..... SEN3 are Max O'Donnell Dan Gulino and Saleem Raman. Over a two year residency at the Shoreditch SEN3's sound started to evolve. They started out playing jazz standards and then moved on to their own interpretation of tunes such as The Message - Grand Master Flash, Smells like teen spirt- Nirvana and Ideoteque - Radiohead. Soon they had a 5 track EP that garnered enough interest to merit the recording of a full album Looking up to Radiohead, The Smiths, Weather Report, Miles Davis, J Dilla, A Tribe called quest. SEN3 have music deeply rooted within - Their Ranging musical taste and experiences continue to take their sound to unknown territories. The long awaited Debut album The Drop is out now and available at sen3.bandcamp.com Love this new Project -Chris Philips Jazz FM SEN3 are in possession of a seriously unique and energetic sound - loving theses guys." -Tony Minvielle #FoldedSpace on SoulandJazz.com The SEN3 album caught my attention when it was sent to me immediately. I'm not normally taken by modern jazz albums in this way but this really made me stop and wonder 'what's this?!' I fully support this exciting new project and these guys will blow up for sure! -Rebecca Vasmant - BBC Radio Scotland

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Luke Jackson & Rebecca Loebe

on Tue, 2 May 2017 at Bradford on Avon St Margaret's Hall 7:00pm

A meeting in Kansas, USA led to a transatlantic partnership of two exceptional charismatic young songwriters. Luke Jackson is a rising young Roots singer/songwriter from Canterbury, Kent , and 2013 saw him nominated for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award and in 2014 he was named Fatea's Male Artist of the Year With a bold, show stopping voice and honed guitar skills, Luke is a confident and captivating performer demonstrating an astonishing maturity. He has been making waves on the live acoustic scene supporting such luminaries as Show of Hands, Karine Polwart, Oysterband and Martyn Joseph and he has delivered startling performances on the UK festival scene, from Cambridge to Sidmouth and The Great British Folk Festival. In the last year Luke as been playing Festivals across Europe, along with playing solo shows in The Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and Germany. Luke released his brand new studio album, Tall Tales and Rumours in November 2016 and according to Acoustic Magazine, Every so often a new voice emerges, one so stunning that it knocks you sideways. Jackson has been compared to a young Richard Thompson and for once these are not empty words- emphasising the exceptional maturity and versatility of one of the most exciting young singer songwriters and live performers on the scene! www.lukepauljackson.com Luke has a voice you could get lost in. He has a musical maturity and a songwriting ability that belies his years. His roots may be firmly within folk music but his exuberant stage performance suggests emerging rock star! London Life Luke has already acquired both an unmistakable voice and a strikingly individual vision, so has a tremendous head start on the competition fRoots 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 Rebecca Loebe is a young singer-songwriter who grew up in Atlanta and has done time in DC, Boston and New York, now making her home in Austin, TX. She is known for her distinct voice, well-crafted songs and ability to bring an audience to her journeys, introducing them to the characters she meets and observations she makes as she travels. Rebecca has toured non-stop since 2009, averaging 150-200 shows per year as a headliner and as support for The Civil Wars, Ellis Paul, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Matt the Electrician and others In 2011 she was a featured contestant on the first season of NBC's The Voice, winning a spot on Team Adam and an iTunes Top 10 single worldwide with her captivating re-imagination of Nirvana's Come As You Are. Earlier this year she was ranked #9 on Alternate Root magazine's annual listing of the 30 Best Female Singers in America. www.rebeccaloebe.com Quite simply this is a wall-to-wall folk/pop delight Maverick An absolutely stunning voice Atlanta Journal Constitution Alt Folk at its best Entertainment Realm

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Ray Cooper Acoustic Concert

on Tue, 2 May 2017 at Coggeshall Libary 6:45pm

Ray Cooper moved to Sweden in 2000. The love of winter, the love of Swedish fiddle tunes and the love of a woman took him there. Ray has a rock past and toured the world with Oysterband for many years. In 2013 he decided to go solo and has never looked back. In this unique series of acoustic concerts Ray will be previewing songs form his forthcoming third solo album and accompanying himself with cello, guitar and mandoilin.

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Jason Mcniff

on Tue, 2 May 2017 at London Servant Jazz Quarters 7:30pm

Album launch for Jason's double CD 'Rain Dries Your Eyes'

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Dan Walsh At Bicycle Shop, Norwich

on Tue, 2 May 2017 at Norwich The Bicycle Shop 7:30pm

In support of new release Verging On The Perpendicular, BBC Folk Musician of the Year nominee Dan Walsh comes to Norwich supported by astounding local dobro player Noel Dashwood. Dan Walsh: Nominated for best musician at last year's BBC Folk Awards and touted as one of the finest banjo players in the UK as well as being a superb singer, songwriter and guitarist, Dan Walsh is described as 'the real deal' (UNCUT). 2017 sees the release of a highly anticipated new solo album after the success of critically acclaimed album Incidents and Accidents which was lauded as 'absolutely terrific' by Mark Radcliffe on BBC Radio 2. As well as many tours of the UK, he also has recent successful trips to USA, Canada, Germany, India, Norway and New Zealand to his credit. Having made his name with duo Walsh and Pound and now a member of the award winning Urban Folk Quartet, as well as guest appearances with Joss Stone, the Levellers and Seth Lakeman this unique and eclectic musician has stunned audiences across the world.

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Hat Fitz & Cara

on Wed, 3 May 2017 at Lowdham Village Hall 7:30pm

Doors open 7.30pm for an 8pm start Seated concert BRING YOUR OWN DRINKS!

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Tim O'brien

on Wed, 3 May 2017 at Leicester The Guildhall 7:15pm

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Harp & A Monkey

on Wed, 3 May 2017 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Corinne West

on Wed, 3 May 2017 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

California songwriter Corinne West is a poet, tunesmith, visionary and a stellar performer. An established figure on the acoustic roots scene, West has recorded five critically acclaimed albums and toured extensively throughout North America and Europe. Her music evokes the eternal stories of mystic troubadours, while speaking to the sonic sensibilities of a modern audience with lush vocals and pristine guitar she is equal parts angel and outlaw.

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Peatbog Faeries

on Wed, 3 May 2017 at London Water Rats 7:30pm

Taking traditional Scottish music and bringing it fresh-faced and breathless into the 21st century. "Welcome to the weird but undoubtedly wonderful world of The Peatbog Faeries, Skye's finest, where you should always expect the unexpected. Gloriously unpredictable, a band to treasure." fRoots   Following the release of their latest album Blackhouse this legendary band will once more be back on the road in 2017 to delight audiences countrywide. Hailing from the Isle of Skye, the Peatbog Faeries are the figurehead trailblazers of the Celtic Dance Music renaissance. Drawing upon a dazzling myriad of influences from traditional jigs and reels through jazz, hip hop, reggae and more, they take traditional Scottish music and bring it fresh-faced and breathless into the 21st century. 

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Lankum (formerly Lynched)

on Wed, 3 May 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Lankum (Lynched) are a four-piece traditional folk group from Dublin, Ireland, who combine distinctive four-part vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, concertina, Russian accordion, fiddle and guitar. Their repertoire spans humorous Dublin music-hall ditties and street-songs, classic ballads from the Traveller tradition, traditional Irish and American dance tunes, and their own original material. 'The most convincing band to come out of Ireland for years!' 5 stars, The Guardian

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Nancy Kerr And The Sweet Visitor Band

on Wed, 3 May 2017 at London 100 Club 7:30pm

Nancy Kerr and the Sweet Visitor Band Nancy Kerr presents: Second Instar Nominated 'Best Original Track' for 'Fragile Water' BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year 2015 Since her debut solo album, Sweet Visitor, arrived in late 2014, Nancy Kerr has emerged as one of the foremost composers of modern folk and social commentary songs in the British Isles. A writer of rare style Kerr's music has drawn comparisons to William Blake in her reawakening of a radical folk mythology as a backdrop for contemporary narratives and has inspired some to call her Folk's Poet Laureate Finding herself increasingly fascinated by the role of the environment as a character in music, literature, art and film, the compositions that make up her second release, Instar, explore the themes of human/ecological interaction that lie just beneath the surface of so many traditional folk songs. The lore and language of nature provide a repertoire of raw, universal images with which to address subjects such as gender identity and sexuality, struggles for human rights, love and consent, colonialism and the effects of austerity on our culture and ourselves. Nancy Kerr's Second Instar is just that. The second incarnation of the ever-evolving Instar album. A live performance that draws mainly from that album but also features songs from Sweet Visitor, the show promises to challenge and inspire, confront and sympathise. At times jovial and boisterous and at times a dulcet call to arms. With her Sweet Visitor Band now an established unit, Nancy is joined on stage by bandmates: Rowan Rheingans: Fiddle, Banjo & Voice. Tim Yates: Double Bass, Melodeon & Voice. Greg Russell: Guitars & Voice. Tom Wright: Drums, Guitars & Voice.

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Anna Tivel & Jeffrey Martin

on Wed, 3 May 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Anna Tivel A nationally touring artist with a deep love of quiet stories, Anna is beginning to carve a place for herself in the songwriting world. She was a winner at this year's Kerrville Songwriting Contest, and has shared the stage with heroes and friends like Gregory Alan Isakov, Shook Twins, Anais Mitchell, Jefferson Hamer, Peter Mulvey, Matt the Electrician, Devon Sproule, Darlingside, Steve Poltz, Jeffrey Martin and more. Anna was raised in the forest and farmland of rural northern Washington and currently calls Portland, OR home. Her songs reflect both the stark colors of small town life, and the hard, sharp lines of the city. Anna's last album, Before Machines, was hailed by No Depression as raw, yet superbly composed and executed, intelligent, personal and deeply expressive. Her newest album, Heroes Waking UP, is produced by guitar mastermind Austin Nevins (Josh Ritter, Anais Mitchell, Kris Delmhorst). To be sure, these are organic songs that freely reveal the poetry of the mind, heart and soul, the sharp imagery of the world translated into sound, and both the simple and complex things represented sentimentally and at length. Examiner Anna Tivel brings a raft of beautiful songs with brine-soaked images of Pacific Northwest tidepools, oceans, and the birds that wheel above them in the gray skies. Devon Leger, No Depression Anna's strength is that of a lyricist. Her songs are filled with lines that intrigue and haunt. David Steinberg ********************************************************* Jeffrey Martin Since 2010 Jeffrey has criss-crossed the US with his songs, a few times in an old Isuzu Trooper, and once in a Toyota Camry with which he pulled a homemade wooden teardrop camper. And on all occasions he ha​s​ his faithful road companion, a yellow lab named Ben. As often as he can he tours with fellow songwriter Anna Tivel who backs him on fiddle and mandolin. When asked whether he considers himself a musician or a songwriter first Martin had this to say: I'm a writer more than I am a musician. If I could play guitar half as well as I can write I'd be wearing nicer pants. His music has been likened to the styles of Josh Ritter, John Gorka, and Joe Pug. He grew up on Dylan's Blood On the Tracks and Young's Harvest and he remembers when his dad took him to see Leo Kottke and how he was thrown into a trance by the speed of his picking. ​H​e remembers staying up late at night with headphones, listening and re-listening to Harry Chapin songs about lost love and lessons learned, and feeling older than he was.

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Ray Cooper Acoustic Concert

on Wed, 3 May 2017 at Wivenhoe Library 6:45pm

Ray Cooper has been living in Sweden since 2000. The love of winter, the love of Swedish fiddle tunes and the love of a woman took him there. Ray has a rock past and toured the world with Oysterband for many years. In 2013 he decided to go solo and has never looked back. In this unique series of acoustic concerts Ray will be previewing songs form his forthcoming third solo album and accompanying himself with cello, guitar and mandolin. Audience parking nearby in public carparks. Two 45 minute sets with refreshment interval (drinks available)

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"profoundly Blue" Ft Adrian Cox (preview Show)

on Wed, 3 May 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 BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Profoundly Blue is a concert celebrating the music of Louisiana born clarinettist Edmond Hall. The show features leading UK clarinet star Adrian Cox along with his fine band featuring Joe Webb (piano), Simon Read (double bass) and Gethin Jones (drums) The title Profoundly Blue comes from the 1941 hit album which featured Edmond Hall along with Meade Lux Lewis and Charlie Christian. Adrian leads the quartet with this as a starting point and continues through a program of lesser known tunes from the albums Rumpus on Rampart and Petit Fleur. Adrian's love for the clarinet is eminent in his soulful playing as you will hear in this fantastic tribute to one of the true legends of jazz.

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Folk In The Owl's Nest Presents Newton Country

on Wed, 3 May 2017 at Cardiff Gwdihw 7:30pm

Newton Country met in September of 2014 whilst studying in Bath and have been together ever since. With a passion for writing original music and a sound that sets the apart from the rest, the band have made a real name for themselves. 2016 was a big year for them, in which saw the release of their Debut Acoustic EP 'Autumn' which saw radio plays all across the UK and even America. They then embarked on a UK Tour during the summer which took them to various places, with one being at BBC Radio 2 on Dermot O' Leary's show doing a live session and interview. With their new single 'Set Sail' due to be released around Easter, 2017 is set to be a big year for them. Support comes from the Folk Fusion of All Things Considered and Eleri Angharad.

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Stanley Brinks & Freschard

on Wed, 3 May 2017 at Edinburgh Leith Depot 8:00am

From France via Berlin, an evening with Stanley Brinks and Freschard! STANLEY BRINKS In the ten years since leaving Herman Dune to follow his own path, Stanley Brinks (TAFKA André Herman Dune) has gone on to forge a unique musical identity that stands as solid as an ancient castle wall, or the back interior wall of a traditional pub (nb. essential). Incredibly prolific, he has released more than 30 albums since 2004, released as CDs and LPs in instantly recognisable monochrome sleeves, as well as recording and touring celebrated albums with indie heroes The Wave Pictures and Norwegian folk collective The Kaniks. He writes songs which are somehow timeless yet unique, drawing as much from calypso as anti-folk or left-field indie rock, his lyrics and soft-but-resonant vocals needing little embellishment (although he has been known to drop a tearing ocarina solo or two). https://stanleybrinks.bandcamp.com/ FRESCHARD Clemence Freschard is Brinks' long-time musical and touring sparring-partner and collaborator, and another formidable songwriter. With a deceptively straight-forward singing style, her beguiling, Gallic-accented vocals move between melancholy, joy and mystery with the ease of the relaxed narrator of a pulp spy noir. With a similarly deep well of songs as her co-conspirator, Freschard will most likely make you laugh, before enchanting you with a song as luminous as a new moon. https://freschard.bandcamp.com/ Given the breadth of their respective solo back catalogues, as well as collaborative projects (such as Kreuzberg Museum), there will be no supporting acts for this evening. All Stanley, all Freschard, all night! https://www.facebook.com/events/1428810727171343/

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Ray Legere & Mike O'reilly

on Wed, 3 May 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 8:00pm

RAY LEGERE is the 2016 New Brunswick Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductee as well as being the 2003 ECMA (East Coast Music Award) Winner for "Bluegrass Artist Of The Year" which he also won in 1996. The Amherst, Nova Scotia native is becoming known as one of Canada's premiere fiddle/mandolin players. Ray is a five-time winner of the Eastern Division Bluegrass Awards in the categories of Mandolin and Fiddle " Player of the Year", honors which have distinguished him with a "Masters Award" for each. The first year of the awards he captured a total of three, including guitar and was recently awarded the Masters for "Best Fiddle Player" in the Central Canadian Bluegrass Awards. Ray, although not wanting to be a contest player, was selected winner of the 1983 Open Mandolin Championship in Woodstock Ontario, winner of the 1986 Open Mandolin Championship in Winfield, Kansas, and winner of the 1989 Old Time Fiddle Championship in Sackville, New Brunswick. He scored among the top ten in Nashville's Grand Masters Fiddle Championship in 1990 and in Napean, Ontario's 1990 and 1991 Grand Masters Fiddle Championships. Ray has accomplished many accolades, the most notable playing a concert filling the shoes of an ailing Bill Monroe, the father of Bluegrass Music in 1982. His love for Bluegrass has found him playing alongside his heroes, David Grisman, Sam Bush, Tony Rice, Jerry Douglas, Tony Trischka, Doc Watson, Bela Fleck, ... and is well respected amongst them. Ray's talents continue to be recognized and sought out. He has been seen side-manning the likes of Roch Voisine, the Band, the Rankin's, Rita McNeil, the Barra MacNeil's, Chris Cummings and has toured with Tony Rice, with Michelle Shocked throughout Australia, Canada, and the USA, with Alison Brown in California and western Canada. As an ongoing performer of many styles, and playing great stages like the Grand Ol' Opry and Carnegie Hall, Ray currently performs on his own as well as with John McDermott , Eamonn Dillon , Cape Bretons Brakin' Tradition , Rita MacNeil, Mike O'Reilly/ Dick Smith Band, his own band Acoustic Horizon (with Pickin' Partner Frank Doody) and "Bowfire" (A new and exciting theatre show featuring 10 virtuoso violinists) . Knowing Ray's credits and television experience, CBC asked him to be musical director for a Country music television series called "Fiddlehead Country" and is now the house fiddler for the french music show "Pour L'Amour De Country". Because of his busy schedule, not allowing time to give lessons to the many who ask, Ray has transcribed his solo's and videos made so one can learn the musical ideas Ray has picked up over the past 35 years. Ray has recorded on hundreds of sessions and presently has seven solo projects of his own. "I am proud and thankful to be making music my profession and I hope that in striving to be the best I can be, you will enjoy my music for years to come. Thank you."

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Calan

on Thu, 4 May 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Lankum

on Thu, 4 May 2017 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

Lankum (Lynched) are a four-piece traditional folk group from Dublin, Ireland, who combine distinctive four-part vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, concertina, Russian accordion, fiddle and guitar. Their repertoire spans humorous Dublin music-hall ditties and street-songs, classic ballads from the Traveller tradition, traditional Irish and American dance tunes, and their own original material. Cold Old Fire was recorded in August 2013, and although fundamentally an album of traditional Irish song, heavily influenced by Irish legends such as Frank Harte, Planxty and The Dubliners, subtle traces of the group's collective influences can be detected, from American old-timey music, ambient techno and psychedelic folk, to black metal, punk and rock 'n' roll. Since then, the group have completed a six week coast-to-coast tour of the United States, as well as performing in the last two years alongside some notable artists, including Blackbird Raum, Harry Bradley, Daoiri Farrell, Fred Fortune, Mike Gangloff, Paddy & Séamus Glackin, Barry Gleeson, Landless, Lau, Leyla McCalla, Jem Mitchell, Liam O'Connor & Seán McKeon, Morgan O'Kane, Lisa O'Neill, Tim Scanlon and Skipper's Alley. The band played a blinding set at last year's Celtic Connections festival, where they were snapped up for both Cambridge Folk Festival and Sidmouth FolkWeek 2015. A live TV appearance on Later With Jools Holland and a sold out UK tour followed. In 2016 Lankum will continue to play some high profile dates in UK and Europe before heading into the studio to record the follow up to Cold Old Fire. 'The most convincing band to come out of Ireland for years!' ★★★★★ The Guardian 'Anarchic, yet connected, rootsy and gutsy I love their music, it is just so damn good!' Mike Harding 'Cold Old Fire is a sure contender for any Irish album of the year lists.' Songlines 'Lynched is the CRASS patch on Paul Brady's shiny pants.' Kithfolk 'A passionate, utterly engrossing album.' fRoots lynchedmusic.com

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Hannah James Jigdoll

on Thu, 4 May 2017 at London Oxford House 7:30pm

JigDoll is a new project created by Hannah James. A rarity in folk music, Hannah is a singer, musician and innovative clog dancer. Jig Doll combines all of these disciplines in a beautiful new show exploring the life of the travelling player: sometimes exotic, sometimes frightening, it's a world where home changes daily, and the only touchstones are the skills you carry with you, and the people you meet on the way. Jigdoll is the culmination of Hannah's career thus far, allowing her to combine all of the disciplines for which she's become known and take them to exciting new places. Much more than a concert, Jig Doll features newly-composed music in a magical setting woven around percussive dance.

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The Troy Redfern Band

on Thu, 4 May 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

The Troy Redfern Band has been whipping up a storm on the Blues scene with Incendiary performances which blow away audiences with their driving dirty rocking blues, exciting to watch and inspiring to listen to. The band, with Alex Bridge on drums and Stjohn Milinczuk on bass, has been scorching it's way through 2016 with stunning performances at gigs and festivals. Out on tour to support their new album Dirt Blues Ritual, which has received rave reviews from the movers and shakers of the Blues world, we are thrilled to be chosen as one of the gigs on this tour. For more info check out: http://troyredfern.com/

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The Troy Redfern Band

on Thu, 4 May 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

The Troy Redfern Band has been whipping up a storm on the Blues scene with Incendiary performances which blow away audiences with their driving dirty rocking blues, exciting to watch and inspiring to listen to. The band, with Alex Bridge on drums and Stjohn Milinczuk on bass, has been scorching it's way through 2016 with stunning performances at gigs and festivals. Out on tour to support their new album Dirt Blues Ritual, which has received rave reviews from the movers and shakers of the Blues world, we are thrilled to be chosen as one of the gigs on this tour. For more info check out: http://troyredfern.com/

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Beans Of Toast 'down The Pub' Tour

on Thu, 4 May 2017 at Preston The Ferret 7:30am

This May, Essex born folk songwriter Beans on Toast will take to the road on a tour of some of the UK finest boozers and local pubs. The Down The Pub Tour is a 19-day adventure from Preston to Bridgewater via Plymouth, Hastings and beyond. Paying homage to the classic British mainstay that is the public house and inspired by the song 'Down the Pub' from his latest album 'A Spanner in The Works' (Dec 2016 Xtra Mile Recordings). Those who head out for a night down the pub are in for a real treat as the Beans on Toast live show is an odd and unpredictable experience. A singer, storyteller and songwriter his self-deprecating quality is not something you often see, but it breaks down the barrier between musician and audience, creating a sense of equality. He's a hippy, a punk, a poet, a drunk, a die-hard romantic and an eternal optimist. Singing simple songs that tackle big issues: Political protest songs for the modern day, honest and open Love songs. Songs that will make you laugh, but also make you think with no holds barred honest lyrics and quick wit. A fan of touring off the beaten track and visiting some of the countries overlooked towns, last year Beans on Toast went on a tour of Small Town Celebrations Tour and made a documentary, shining a light on these towns and the local music scenes. The film was premiered at Glastonbury Festival later that year and can now be viewed here: https://youtu.be/IcaA3Ug2CAk Unfortunately our pubs are under some real stress at present, be it a stupid and completely unrealistic rise in business rates or massive monopoly style corporate buy outs of large breweries, it's tough times for boozers indeed. This tour is proud to champion the #saveourpubs campaign. 04 May PRESTON The Ferret 05 May BRADFORD The New Bee Hive Inn 06 May BOLTON Alma Inn 07 May COVENTRY The Phoenix 09 May MELTON MOWBRAY The Noel Arms 10 May WOLVERHAMPTON Giffard Arms 11 May CARMARTHEN The Friends Arms 17 May IPSWICH The Swan 18 May HERTFORD Dog & Whistle 19 May RAYNE The Swan 20 May HASTINGS The Tub 21 May WHITSTABLE Duke of Cumberland 23 May GLASTONBURY The King Arthur 24 May PLYMOUTH The Junction 25 May WATCHET Pebbles Tavern 26 May BRIDGEWATER Cobblestones Information and tickets for all shows can be found at: www.beansontoastmusic.com Protest songs peppered with optimism The Guardian 'A politically relevant prolific wordsmith' CLASH Music brings people together in a way few things do, and live shows more so. But there's something even more special about gigs with Beans on Toast. Cultured Vultures For all press enquires, please email Dani Cotter on dani@presscouncerpr.com

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The Dovetail Trio

on Thu, 4 May 2017 at Sheffield The Red Deer 7:30pm

Presenting England's traditional songs with a bold and fresh approach, The Dovetail Trio explores familiar narratives with infectious energy and a passion for musical heritage. The new collaboration effortlessly combines the distinctive voices and acclaimed instrumental talents of BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jamie Roberts, BBC Performing Arts Award winner Rosie Hood, and Newcastle Folk Degree alumnus Matt Quinn. The Dovetail Trio's debut album Wing of Evening was released in September 2015 on RootBeat Records. The album is a "combination of richly rounded accented vocals, skin-tight harmonies and sparse yet polished instrumentation" (FolkWords) and has been well received with 4* reviews from the Telegraph, R2 and Songlines and national radio play on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 3. The album features a number of unusual versions of traditional English songs alongside an American folk story, a traditional Scottish whaling song, and even a French/Canadian tune set. Tight vocal harmonies and skilled musicianship make this an exciting debut album. Barnsley's Jamie Roberts is renowned for his narrative singing and driving guitar rhythms. In 2007 he joined folk quartet Kerfuffle with Hannah James and Sam Sweeney, and in 2013 was a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee with duo Gilmore & Roberts. Rosie Hood's pure voice and engaging performances are garnering widespread acclaim. With a keen eye on the history of the songs she sings, particularly those of her native Wiltshire, she has performed at a number of the country's leading festivals and folk clubs, and opened for the Cecil Sharp Project. Rosie is, for 2015, a BBC Performing Arts Fellow with EFDSS. Multi-instrumentalist Matt Quinn has been playing the melodeon, mandolin and fiddle, and singing his way around the English folk scene for the last seven years in various bands including Dogan & the Boombox Karavan, The Mighty Quinns and the Eliza Carthy Ceilidh Band.

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The Dovetail Trio

on Thu, 4 May 2017 at Sheffield The Red Deer 7:30pm

Presenting England's traditional songs with a bold and fresh approach, The Dovetail Trio explores familiar narratives with infectious energy and a passion for musical heritage. The new collaboration effortlessly combines the distinctive voices and acclaimed instrumental talents of BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jamie Roberts, BBC Performing Arts Award winner Rosie Hood, and Newcastle Folk Degree alumnus Matt Quinn. The Dovetail Trio's debut album Wing of Evening was released in September 2015 on RootBeat Records. The album is a "combination of richly rounded accented vocals, skin-tight harmonies and sparse yet polished instrumentation" (FolkWords) and has been well received with 4* reviews from the Telegraph, R2 and Songlines and national radio play on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 3. The album features a number of unusual versions of traditional English songs alongside an American folk story, a traditional Scottish whaling song, and even a French/Canadian tune set. Tight vocal harmonies and skilled musicianship make this an exciting debut album. Barnsley's Jamie Roberts is renowned for his narrative singing and driving guitar rhythms. In 2007 he joined folk quartet Kerfuffle with Hannah James and Sam Sweeney, and in 2013 was a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee with duo Gilmore & Roberts. Rosie Hood's pure voice and engaging performances are garnering widespread acclaim. With a keen eye on the history of the songs she sings, particularly those of her native Wiltshire, she has performed at a number of the country's leading festivals and folk clubs, and opened for the Cecil Sharp Project. Rosie is, for 2015, a BBC Performing Arts Fellow with EFDSS. Multi-instrumentalist Matt Quinn has been playing the melodeon, mandolin and fiddle, and singing his way around the English folk scene for the last seven years in various bands including Dogan & the Boombox Karavan, The Mighty Quinns and the Eliza Carthy Ceilidh Band.

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"profoundly Blue" Ft Adrian Cox (preview Show)

on Thu, 4 May 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 BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Profoundly Blue is a concert celebrating the music of Louisiana born clarinettist Edmond Hall. The show features leading UK clarinet star Adrian Cox along with his fine band featuring Joe Webb (piano), Simon Read (double bass) and Gethin Jones (drums) The title Profoundly Blue comes from the 1941 hit album which featured Edmond Hall along with Meade Lux Lewis and Charlie Christian. Adrian leads the quartet with this as a starting point and continues through a program of lesser known tunes from the albums Rumpus on Rampart and Petit Fleur. Adrian's love for the clarinet is eminent in his soulful playing as you will hear in this fantastic tribute to one of the true legends of jazz.

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Holler

on Thu, 4 May 2017 at Doncaster Brewery and Tap 7:00pm

8pm: Holler 10pm: Singing session http://www.singingtogether.co.uk/

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Ray Cooper Acoustic Concert

on Thu, 4 May 2017 at Chelmsford Writtle Library 6:45pm

Ray Cooper has been living in Sweden since 2000. The love of winter, the love of Swedish fiddle tunes and the love of a woman took him there. Ray has a rock past and toured the world with Oysterband for many years. In 2013 he decided to go solo and has never looked back. In this unique series of acoustic concerts Ray will be previewing songs form his forthcoming third solo album and accompanying himself with cello, guitar and mandolin.

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Dana Gillespie & Dino Baptiste

on Thu, 4 May 2017 at London The Sound Lounge 7:00pm

Dana Gillespie is a major figure on the international music scene and the UK's very own Empress of The Blues. She describes the Blues as my first musical love because its earthy, spiritual and honest. She has been singing, recording and touring with blues musicians from all over the world, including a two year spell in America working with some of the finest exponents of the genre. She has recorded over 60 albums for prestigious labels and has performed on every continent. Highly regarded and admired by both audiences and musicians (her fans include Jimmy Page and Bob Dylan who invited her to tour with him in 1997) Dana has been voted Top British Female Vocalist five times by the British Blues Connection and Blueprint magazine and been elevated to their Hall of Fame. Dana rarely performs in the UK now with her busy world-wide performance schedule including an appearance in the BBC2 documentary Hotel India. it's an index of Gillespie's empathy with her material that the originals blend so seamlessly with the classic covers.. she literally beats the pants off anything done by a British bluesman these last ten years.(Essential Blues). Dana is accompanied by a star member of her own select band Dino Baptiste - a legendary blues and boogie-woogie pianist. Dino's regular annual schedule of over 270 gigs embraces the UK and major international clubs and festivals. He is simply one of the best piano players, if not the best, that one is likely to hear in a live performance. Dino has to be one of the premier keyboard players in the UK and the fervent reaction inspired by his scintillating mastery bore ample testament (Bob Chaffey Freelance Music Journalist, October 2013).

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Gerry Colvin

on Fri, 5 May 2017 at Ulverston Sports Club 7:45pm

Gerry Colvin was born in Barrow-in-Furness. In the 1970's Gerry joined pop band 'The Man Upstairs'. They released three singles and toured with 'The Smiths'. In the early 1980's he co-founded and fronted the legendary John Peel favourite skiffle-cowpunk indie outfit 'Terry & Gerry'. This seminal band toured Europe and the USA and appeared on countless Radio and TV shows including "The Tube" and "The Old Grey Whistle Test". Their five singles and album all reached No.1 in the indie charts. In the early 1990's Gerry worked in Nashville as a professional songwriter and back in the UK collaborated with Alison Moyet, co-writing on an album project. He also penned TV themes, musicals, film scores and wrote and presented for BBC Radio 2. His band 'Gerry Colvin's Inexperience', a fusion of Soul, R and B and Folk-Country, became a firm favourite on the College circuit. In 1993 Gerry formed the folk-pop band 'The Atlantics': they toured extensively including a slot at Glastonbury Festival where Gerry was compere, and appeared on BBC's prestigious 'Pebble Mill at One'. 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 2015 the original line-up of Terry and Gerry reformed and toured nationally with rock heroes Status Quo culminating with a concert at The Albert Hall!! Terry and Gerry also appeared at Glastonbury that year and released the 'Dear John' EP: a self penned tribute to the late John Peel. Cherry Red re-issued the greatest hits album too!! In 2013 Gerry released a self-penned solo album 'Jazz Tales of Country Folk' . His new CD 'Six of One half a Dozen of the Other', a collection of ten brand new songs, is available now. And his novel 'The Rabbits of Zakynthos' will be published next year.

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Gilmore & Roberts

on Fri, 5 May 2017 at Stockport West Heaton Bowling, Tennis & Squash Club 8:00pm

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.

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The Goat Roper Rodeo Band + Newton Country

on Fri, 5 May 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 just an upright bass, two old guitars and a bucketful of aching harmony, THE GOAT ROPER RODEO BAND are preaching 'Country Blues' like you never heard... It's up, it's down, it's soft and loud, it's dark and lonesome too, there's hurt and shame and some mean old pain but there's love in what they do! There's a hint of Gram, a sniff of Dylan and a twist of Waylon's blues ... Simply put, it's exactly what it says on the tin. Their new album 'Cosmic Country Blue' produced by Romeo Stodart (The Magic Numbers) is out now Aveline Records. The Goat Roper Rodeo Band build on what The White Stripes began in finding the perfect fusion of original blues and indie folk What Nirvana did to punk rock, I sincerely believe The Goat Roper Rodeo Band can do to indie folk.. - The Indie Folk Music Review (USA) Where the Goat Roper Rodeo Band score big is their innate ability to hone an identifiable sound and feel that is immediately recognisable as their own "Cosmic Country Blue" a shot in the arm for the Americana genre as a whole - Fatea (UK) The Goat Roper Rodeo Band are neither imitating or interpreting, they are pure inspiration, writing their own material, songs which are worthy of being covered by any of the great names in cosmic American music past or present . - Penny Black Music (UK) The Goat Roper Rodeo Band sound as though they've been pickled in moonshine for generations, the harmonies flow easily, the songs sound like standards and as authentic as a sweat stained, sun bleached John Deere hat A band that look and sound the part - Americana-UK (UK) www.thegoatroperrodeoband.co.uk ---------------- NEWTON COUNTRY Roisin, Olly and Joe are part of a three piece Country Americana band from Bath. Combining Carter and Cash reminiscent Harmonies along with classic hand crafted songwriting, the group create a live show that is upbeat as well as engaging. www.newtoncountry.co.uk

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Hat Fitz And Cara Robinson

on Fri, 5 May 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

The gutsy Australian guitarist and Irish-born Cara may be based Down Under but have built a faithful global following from touring relentlessly. This barnstorming duo have circled the globe as they continue to branch out and hit new territories , blowing through and leaving entire communities awestruck, as if a tornado just turned their whole world upside down.

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Andy Wilky - Just Me Tour (comedy)

on Fri, 5 May 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 About Andy (Smug Roberts) TV CREDITS Mrs BROWNS BOYS PHOENIX NIGHTS BURIED COLD FEET CUTTING IT 24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE ALMOST MARRIED LOOKING FOR ERIC In 1995, he tried stand-up comedy for the first time at the Frog and Bucket comedy club, adopting the stage name Smug Roberts; the smug came from an event in his life where people teased him for being a smug bastard and the Roberts was adapted from his middle name. Caroline Aherne and her then-husband Peter Hook watched his set and she put him in contact with an agent. Six weeks later, He performed his first one-man gig. In 1998, he released the novelty anthem Meat Pie, Sausage Roll (Come on England, Gi's a Goal) as cult hero Grandad Roberts, both the character and song (originally a jingle referencing Oldham Athletic A.F.C. rather than England) stemming from an afternoon radio show on Key 103. In 2000, he headlined with Paul Merton and John Thomson at the opening night of the Manchester Comedy Store. His appearance there lead to a role in the film 24 Hour Party People (2002). He has also appeared on television, with roles in Cutting It, BAFTA winners 'Buried' (ch4) and 'Cold Feet' (ITV) He has appeared in nearly every television production by Peter Kay and his recent work includes playing landlord 'Mr Foley' in BAFTA winning 'Mrs Browns Boys' and the films 'Looking for Eric' (Ken Loach) and 'Almost Married' His radio credits are many and varied they include his own series 'A Set & A Song' on BBC radio 4 plus four series of 'The In Crowd' also on BBC radio 4. He has also wrote and played the lead role in 2 plays both of which received critical acclaim on their 'Edinburgh Festival Fringe' debuts. PRESS An extraordinary comic (M.E.N) A brilliant act, he defies description and has to be seen (City Life) He neatly subverts the crowd's expectations by presenting the exact opposite of what they are anticipating (The Guardian) A master storyteller (Radio Times)

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Roxanne De Bastion 'heirlooms & Hearsay' Album Tour

on Fri, 5 May 2017 at Liverpool Leaf 7:30pm

Roxanne de Bastion is touring the UK this May to celebrate the launch of her new album Heirlooms & Hearsay. Her Liverpool show is taking place at Leaf on Bold Street, and will feature some very special guests to be announced soon. Following in the footsteps of the 1960's greats like Dylan, Nyro, Mitchell with a touch of Beatles psychedelia, de Bastion is on the forefront of the new singer-songwriter generation: Someone with something to say and a musicality to match. Since the release of her debut album The Real Thing in 2013 and her follow up Seeing You EP in 2014, London artist Roxanne de Bastion has made a name for herself across Europe as a real mover and shaker in the independent music scene (Ruth Barnes). Over the past 12 months, Roxanne has toured with the Wainright Sisters, Thea Gilmore, Ricky Ross and completed her own UK headline tour, with sell-out shows in London and Liverpool, racking up an impressive list of awards and accolades. One of the most perfect voices I've ever heard - Tom Whalley, BBC6 Standout numberastonishingly assured - The Sunday Times If you ever get a chance to see her live definitely do! - BBC Introducing Coventry & Warwickshire The first single RUN is out now, described by Getintothis as a track that should quite simply adorn every playlist in the land Melodic majesty. Roxanne performed at Glastonbury (acoustic stage) last year and has just finished recording her second studio album together with producer Peter Miles (Eliza and the Bear / Meadowlark). The main inspiration the album is Roxanne's grandfather, Stephen de Bastion (or Istvan Bastyai von Holzer), a pianist from Hungary who made a new home for himself and his family in Stratford upon Avon after enduring the Second World War and the Communist takeover of his homeland. Roxanne draws parallels between his historical experiences and what's happening now, exploring how trauma gets passed on through generations and pointing a singer at society's short term memory. Event: Roxanne de Bastion 'Heirlooms & Hearsay' Album Tour Support: TBC Date: Friday 5th May 2017 Venue: Leaf on Bold Street, Liverpool Times: Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start Tickets: £7 advance, £10 on the door

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Circe's Diner

on Fri, 5 May 2017 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

Comfy & Acoustic 2017. Get the lower price of £5 by pre-booking. £7 on the door. Three fantastic acts in one bookshop. Act details coming soon. Doors open at 7pm, get in early to get a good seat. Stage times Jake Melles 8.00-8.35 Peter James Millson 8.50-9.30 Circe's Diner 9.45-10.30 The bookshop bar will be open serving hot and cold drinks, including alcohol, and cake. NO other food or drink to be brought onto the premises. IMPORTANT NOTE: Our stage is IN FRONT of the door so if you are late, you will have to wait outside, possibly in the cold rain, til the act finishes their set/song. Don't be late, or you'll have to wait. For details of parking and the bookshop please visit www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk. You can JOIN OUR CLUB that gets you into every single Comfy & Acoustic gig for less than half price. Send us an email or chat in-store for more details.

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The Travelling Band

on Fri, 5 May 2017 at Manchester Band On the Wall 7:30pm

It's been a bittersweet rollercoaster year for The Travelling Band with not one, but two founding band members leaving suddenly either side of a 17-date UK tour celebrating ten years on the road together. Having quite literally regrouped, the widely respected Manchester based band are now ready to launch their new line up at Band on The Wall on Friday 5 May. With the band now focussed around the songwriting talents and production skills of Jo Dudderidge and Adam Gorman and the rhythmic driving force of enigmatic drummer Nick Vaal, they have entered a new collaborative phase in the band's lifespan. The introduction of AMA UK instrumentalist of year Chris 'CJ' Hillman (pedal steel and guitar), Harry Fausing Smith (sax, fiddle, guitar and clarinet) and newest recruit Sam Quinn (bass), the new live experience reveals an exciting new chapter for the band's harmony drenched eclectic mix of Alt-folk, Rock and Americana. Presented by Sideways Saloon Records and longtime collaborators Hey! Manchester, this special one-off evening will see the band playing new songs from their forthcoming (inevitably delayed) fourth studio album, due for release in the summer. This stellar line up includes performances from newly recruited Sideways Saloon artist Elle Mary (of Elle Mary & The Bad Men) as well as the equally hotly tipped South Island Son who have been recording their new single Down the slopes with Adam Gorman at The Travelling Band's recently established Pinhole Sound Studios in Ancoats, Manchester. The party won't stop there with special guest DJ sets seeing this incredible night through until 2am. Age restriction: 14+. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

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Austin Gold

on Fri, 5 May 2017 at Stamford Voodoo Lounge 8:30pm

www.austingold.band

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Jaywalkers

on Fri, 5 May 2017 at Holmfirth Masonic Hall 7:30pm

Support from Murston Bapchild and the Braxton Hicks, and Ben Bateman 8.00 till 11.00pm Friday 5th May 2017 Opening concert for Holmfirth Festival of Folk

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Stephen Simmons

on Fri, 5 May 2017 at High Wycombe Secret venue 7:00pm

STEPHEN SIMMONS RETURNS TO HIGH WYCOMBE TO SHOWCASE SONGS FROM HIS CAREER, INCLUDING HIS GREAT NEW RELEASE " A WORLD WITHOUT"

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Moulettes

on Fri, 5 May 2017 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

Moulettes have been playing together for several years now. Drawing together the band member's previous experience of playing folk, classical and prog rock, the result is arresting music that not surprisingly defies categories. Their sound palette is colourful, playful and unexpected, a testament to a band who continue to take their music to new reaches. In early 2015, lead singer and songwriter Hannah began to contemplate an album about the natural world, after reading an article in the New Scientist. The article detailed how the discovery of a microscopic creature that lives miles underground, without oxygen or light, had redefined the perimeters of life as we know it. It made me think about how much we still don't know about the planet we live on the moving space between what we do know, and what is unknowable. says Hannah. The animal kingdom holds such a wealth of beauty, creativity, humour, ingenuity and artistry- we wanted to celebrate it, underline its fragility, to hold up a mirror and compare our own species to others. The result is 'Preternatural', an eclectic but cohesive 11 track collection, which marries the mind-expanding concept with elements of folk, prog, pop and rock. The band's superb musicianship is given centre stage on this record, their tightness and synergy a testament to their relentless tour schedule and breathtaking live shows. It's a beautifully orchestrated piece of work, experimental in parts but still accessible, fusing rich vocal harmonies, persuasive melodies, big riffs, detailed arrangements and sharp song-craft to make a genre defying album that explores the moving gaps between electronic and acoustic; DIY and big production. Moulettes' entrancing combination of strings and the celestial, wind and weirdness, rhythm and roots, has led to comparisons with the the Unthanks, Tom Waits and even Shostakovitch. But, they have a distinct sound and presence all of their own, unmissable and destined for the heights. How can any one possibly forget the sound of Moulettes?

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Kisses Sweeter Than Wine - Celebrating 60's American Folk

on Fri, 5 May 2017 at London Honor Oak Baptist Church 7:30pm

Lilac Sheer's multi-instrumentalist female ensemble present modern acoustic renditions of loved 60's American folk classics from: Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, The Byrds, The Weavers, Peter Paul & Mary, Leonard Cohen and others. Come enjoy and sing along to Where Have All The Flowers Gone, If I Had a Hammer, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Blowin' in the Wind and many more memorable songs of the era. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhHvb0vIP_A Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica Lilac Sheer Violin, Mandolin Claire Roberts Bass Joy Chong Percussion Mally Harpaz

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Na Mara

on Fri, 5 May 2017 at Yarpole St Leonard's Church 7:30pm

Na-Mara combine great musicianship with superb story telling. 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 as well as songs from the Spanish Civil War. Talented English singer songwriter and guitarist Paul McNamara and wonderful mandolin player Rob Garcia are a powerful duo and one you won't want to miss.

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Damh The Bard At Glastonbury Assembly Rooms

on Fri, 5 May 2017 at Glastonbury Assembly Rooms 7:30pm

Damh returns for a Beltane concert at the famous Glastonbury Assembly Rooms.

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Cathryn Craig And Brian Willoughby

on Fri, 5 May 2017 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Cathryn & Brian are one of the best duo's on the folk circuit and the support is Julia McInally from Sheffield

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Pete Brown's Newgrass Cutters

on Fri, 5 May 2017 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:30pm

Now on their 4th UK tour, Pete Brown, son of 'Rock'n'Roll' veteran Joe, has formed a new and wonderfully talented Bluegrass band. The Newgrass Cutters Features the same superb musicians who tour with Joe Brown at his sell-out gigs including the incredible Nashville recording artist and banjo/mandolin virtuoso Richard Collins, Mike Nichols on bass, legendary drummer and singer Phil Capaldi plus top producer Pete Brown on guitar, lap steel and mandolin. All share a love of blue-grass music and the Newgrass Cutters shows are very special events.

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Kisses Sweeter Than Wine - Celebrating 60's American Folk

on Fri, 5 May 2017 at London Honor Oak Baptist Church 7:30pm

Lilac Sheer's multi-instrumentalist female ensemble present modern acoustic renditions of loved 60's American folk classics from: Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, The Byrds, The Weavers, Peter Paul & Mary, Leonard Cohen and others. Come enjoy and sing along to Where Have All The Flowers Gone, If I Had a Hammer, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Blowin' in the Wind and many more memorable songs of the era. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhHvb0vIP_A Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica Lilac Sheer Violin, Mandolin Claire Roberts Bass Joy Chong Percussion Mally Harpaz

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Mystery Duo

on Fri, 5 May 2017 at Stratford-upon-Avon Ryepiece Barn 7:15pm

This is a bit of an odd one. We can't tell you who is playing for us on May 5th or we'll be shot....and quite possibly they'll be shot too. Suffice to say they are a very talented and extremely funny duo who we simply shouldn't be lucky enough to have playing in our little village. So don't miss out. Tickets just £10 including supper. BYO drink. Bring a friend. It's going to be a blast.

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Mystery Duo

on Fri, 5 May 2017 at Stratford-upon-Avon Ryepiece Barn 7:15pm

This is a bit of an odd one. We can't tell you who is playing for us on May 5th or we'll be shot....and quite possibly they'll be shot too. Suffice to say they are a very talented and extremely funny duo who we simply shouldn't be lucky enough to have playing in our little village. So don't miss out. Tickets just £10 including supper. BYO drink. Bring a friend. It's going to be a blast.

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Spring Ceilidh Fundraiser

on Fri, 5 May 2017 at Bristol St Werburghs Community Centre 7:00pm

Live music and caller from 'The Werburghs Trio' Bar / Food / Raffle Fundraiser for Werbuzz Community Garden Project

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New Roots: Mg Boulter

on Fri, 5 May 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

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 Website: http://mgboulter.co.uk/ WATCH MG BOULTER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IlNmeBnP8I 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're at the same time wholly contemporary interpretations of the genre. His newly released 'Aperture E.P' shares common ground with such modern day alt- folk luminaries as Fionn Regan and Nick Mulvey. WATCH CHRIS BRAMBLEY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPnn5QInkdU We start the night with an opening set from Daniel Ferguson. One half of New Roots favourites Young Causeway, Dan has recently launched a solo project. WATCH DANIEL FERGUSON: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wK28q3MxyFs

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Saltburn Folk Club Presents Bill Adair In Concert

on Fri, 5 May 2017 at Saltburn by the Sea Golf Club 7:15am

As well as being a fine guitar player Bill Adair is one of Scotland's busiest and most respected singer/songwriters. Combining influences from folk and blues, Bill's music addresses universal themes of love, work, loss and redemption and whose award winning songs have won plaudits from all round the world. He is equally at home singing a traditional Scottish ballad, playing blues from the Mississippi Delta or performing one of his own songs, and his performances are complemented by a natural story-telling style that is both thought-provoking and entertaining. Bill will be supported by Trevor Bond who has been a part of the Teesside Folk scene since the 1960's and is a true entertainer.

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Voodoo Kitchen

on Fri, 5 May 2017 at Framfield Memorial Hall 7:30pm

Voodoo Kitchen The professor David Minns, Doctor Bob Brookes, Trevor Grant, Mike Piggott together with the legendary Stu Parkes bring you the very best it Blues Gospel and Country from an alternative tangent. Collectively these guys have worked with the likes of Dave Mattacks ( Fairport Convention) Chris Farlowe, Pentangle, Gary Newman, Desperate Dan, Gary Farr and The T-Bones and served in backing bands for many of the touring Blues and Country legends. Do not miss this and avoid eternal disappointment! Supporting Voodoo Kitchen will be the very talented Beth Ellwood all the way from Uckfield ! Beth has been singing for us from a very young age ( still only 20ish ! ) and can cover most genres with her very polished performances. She has a very powerful voice and don't be surprised to see her joining the band during the evening as we know Bob Brookes is a great fan

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Will Wilde Band

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

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Will Wilde Band

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

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The Most Ugly Child

on Sat, 6 May 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 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Gram Parsons said in the liner notes to 'Last of the Red Hot Burritos' that he dreamt of a coun- try music revival in England, embraced by those un-jaded by what had gone before and with a hunger for the real stuff. Over the years country music has lost its way but there are a new group of musicians in the UK, US and Canada that want to reafirm it's place in the modern musi- cal landscape. The Most Ugly Child play country music the way it's supposed to be, played with battered hearts worn on their sleeves. The band is centered around the songwriting partnership of Daniel Wright and Stevie-Leigh Goodison who have been likened to some of the great country duos of the past. Their live shows are full of romanticism, sorrow and grit and laden with weeping pedal steel and lachrymose strings. But, this is not revivalist music, this is timeless, songs of love and loss. After a busy few years playing shows across the length and breadth of the country The Most Ugly Child are set to release thier first full length album, 'Copper and Lace' on November 25th. The British Folkgrass revolution starts here! Alan Harrison, Maverick The songwriting is the right side of traditional, they take familiar forms and use them to thier own ends rather than relying on tired executions. These guys could make a killing as a touring tribute act but tellingly, they eschew that and write thier own stuff properly, and, in so doing, make the sunshine just a little warmer, the world a better place. - The Wild Man Of Europe Irresistable - Dean Jackson, BBC Introducing

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Eleanor Mcevoy

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Royal Traditions - Cohen Brathwaite-kilcoyne

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at Dungworth The Royal Hotel 7:00pm

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

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Mambo Jambo

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at Cherry Burton Village Hall 7:30pm

"Wonderful musicianship & great stage presence combine with the sheer enthusiasm and joy of their music-they go down a storm wherever they play" The 'Mambo Jambo Jamboree Show' features support from Luke Carver Goss.

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Uk Country Live! Feat Holloway Road

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at London The Garage 7:30pm

UK Country Live! presents BCMA Duo of the Year Holloway Road plus Two Ways Home and Ceri-Rose.

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Jess Morgan

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at London The Winemaker's Club 7:00pm

Laurel Canyon Music are proud to present an evening of wonderful acoustic music in an intimate and candle-lit venue in the heart of London Jess Morgan is a songwriter's songwriter. A cerebral storyteller, her new album is a tumbler of unfancied folk-roots music, with heart, passion and gusto. As well as crafting songs, Jess also hand crafts her own DIY vinyl records. In a recent article The 405 called her a true DIY artist in her element. Seriously, she does it all. When it came for the Norwich-based singer-songwriter to start recording tracks on 'Edison Gloriette' Norway was calling. Jess returned to Bergen team-up with collaborators from her 2010 debut, producer HP Gundersen and producer and studio engineer Daniel Birkeland. She wanted to record slowly and meaningfully following a mad 5 years of touring and rapid releases. 2 weeks in a quiet cabin, alongside a fjord on the outskirts of Bergen was just the right change of pace to record Jess' acutely observed tales of life, love, people and places. The past 5 years have seen Jess cement her place in the burgeoning folk, roots and Americana scene throughout the UK and Europe. Her music has attracted the ears of BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music, Uncut, The Telegraph, The Guardian, R2 and Folk Radio UK, to name a few. Her new album 'Edison Gloriette' follows on from 2015 release 'The Bournemouth EP' which sold-out its limited edition run in less than 24 hours. http://www.jessmorgan.co.uk Our special guest on the night is London based composer and singer-songwriter Tom Hartley Booth, who plays guitar and piano. Tom creates pop and folk songs, stories of comedy, philosophy and love. His atmospheric melodies echo across the room, alternating between haunting, emotive and playful but always tinged with beauty, there is always a sense of something special brewing. Tom released his debut EP 'Courage' in 2015. http://tomhartleybooth.com

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Merry Hell At The Old Courts

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at Wigan The Old Courts 7:30pm

A Hometown gig for the full electric band - don't miss out - it sold out last time and we hate to see people disappointed. Doors will be open at 7.30pm. Merry Hell on stage 9pm for a long set. Event finishes at 11pm This will be a standing gig in the room but there will be a very limited number of reserved seats available by prior arrangement if required - these will be placed at the edges of the room so as not to cause any problems with fire exits etc. As theere are bars are in other parts of the building then the gig is only open to children OVER THE AGE OF 14 - but it will be full, it will be noisy and it will be late and they may well get to see their parents dancing - so why not show them how to have a grand night out!

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The Rheingans Sisters

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at Leicester The Guildhall 7:00am

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Nick Harper

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at Caerphilly Rudry Parish Hall 7:00pm

'Between the Trees' Rudry Music Festival Warm Up https://www.facebook.com/RudryFestival/ Doors 7pm Performance 8.30pm http://www.harperspace.com/

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Nick Harper

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at Caerphilly Rudry Parish Hall 7:00pm

'Between the Trees' Rudry Music Festival Warm Up https://www.facebook.com/RudryFestival/ Doors 7pm Performance 8.30pm http://www.harperspace.com/

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The Jigantics

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at Kettering Arts Centre, St Andrew's Church 7:00pm

Saturday 6th May Tickets £8 in advance (£10 on the door) Doors open 7pm 7:30pm Start THE JIGANTICS A fabulous musical stew combining the finest roots ingredients blues, rock, folk and Americana this brilliant new band brings tremendous musicianship to their many different styles. With something for everyone, delivered with panache and fun, this is a fantastic, highly entertaining, rave-reviewed band who are wowing audiences up and down the land. www.thejigantics.com An award-winning, exceptional singer-songwriter with a voice like chocolate whose fantastic and compelling narrative songs are completely fresh and original. A wonderful talent. Marina Florance Awards: 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 a debut album, Somewhere Down The Line, using this as a platform she has since reached audiences never previously thought possible. www.marinaflorance.com Event website: https://ketteringartscentre.com/events-2017/the-gigantics-with-support-from-marina-florance-coming-up-may-2017/

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The Black Feathers

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at Bisley Village Hall 7:00pm

The Black Feathers, made up of Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler, have an ability to write and perform songs with a touch of magic. This is a chance to come and listen to their music in a small intimate setting. 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 was 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.

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Sarabeth - The Old School Hall, East Farleigh, Maidstone

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at East Farleigh Old School Hall 7:00pm

Rising Country artist, SaraBeth, is coming to Maidstone.... all the way from Tennessee! Originally from Texas but now big on the country scene in Nashville, she's coming to the UK for the fourth year in a row and we're delighted to be bringing her to Maidstone, along with her support, Glen Mitchell. She'll play this acoustic show in a wonderfully intimate setting of the Old School Hall. Should be an amazing night! Listen to her here on her YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrBUt3H2gtJAwjA9ss6CJyQ Here's what they say about SaraBeth: "Pure, crystalline tones showcase SaraBeth's classical training, but make no mistake, this girl is from Texas" - Country Weekly "SaraBeth is blossoming into a well-rounded and fearless talent..." - Arena "This Texas native proves that she has the potential of becoming the next big female country star" - Digital Journal

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Sarabeth - The Old School Hall, East Farleigh, Maidstone

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at East Farleigh Old School Hall 7:00pm

Rising Country artist, SaraBeth, is coming to Maidstone.... all the way from Tennessee! Originally from Texas but now big on the country scene in Nashville, she's coming to the UK for the fourth year in a row and we're delighted to be bringing her to Maidstone, along with her support, Glen Mitchell. She'll play this acoustic show in a wonderfully intimate setting of the Old School Hall. Should be an amazing night! Listen to her here on her YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrBUt3H2gtJAwjA9ss6CJyQ Here's what they say about SaraBeth: "Pure, crystalline tones showcase SaraBeth's classical training, but make no mistake, this girl is from Texas" - Country Weekly "SaraBeth is blossoming into a well-rounded and fearless talent..." - Arena "This Texas native proves that she has the potential of becoming the next big female country star" - Digital Journal

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Willy Porter & Carmen Nickerson

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at Hutton Rudby Village Hall 7:30pm

Porter Nickerson are a duo that embody the best of what live music has to offer: heart, grit, and the kind of raw musicianship that engages and excites listeners into long term fans. Willy Porter's searing finger-picking guitar style deftly blends with Carmen Nickerson's lush vocals to create an unforgettable sound. Willy Porter is a virtuoso guitarist, having more than ten albums to his back catalogue. He has shared the stage with rock and pop luminaries such as Jeff Beck, Sting, Paul Simon, and Jethro Tull. Willy plays rhythms that make me want to crawl inside his guitar and sleep there forever. Tori Amos [Willy Porter] can captivate an audience as completely as can an entire rock band. Washington Times Thank goodness he doesn't play the flute. Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull. For this UK visit, Willy has teamed up with jazz and blues vocalist and songwriter Carmen Nickerson. They collaborated on the praised 'Bonfire to Ash' album which is to have its UK release to co-inside with this tour.

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Luke Jackson

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at Birmingham Tower of Song 8:00pm

Luke Jackson is a rising young Roots singer/songwriter from Canterbury, Kent , and 2013 saw him nominated for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award and in 2014 he was named Fatea's Male Artist of the Year Luke has a voice you could get lost in. He has a musical maturity and a songwriting ability that belies his years. His roots may be firmly within folk music but his exuberant stage performance suggests emerging rock star! London Life Rebecca Loebe is a young singer-songwriter who grew up in Atlanta and has done time in DC, Boston and New York, now making her home in Austin, TX. She is known for her distinct voice, well-crafted songs and ability to bring an audience to her journeys, introducing them to the characters she meets and observations she makes as she travels. Quite simply this is a wall-to-wall folk/pop delight Maverick An absolutely stunning voice Atlanta Journal Constitution

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Gypsy Hotel's Springtime Boogie Ball

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at London Bones and Pearl 8:00pm

GYPSY HOTEL (Est. 2006) Bourbon Soaked Snake Charmin' Rock'n'Roll Cabaret SPRINGTIME BOOGIE BALL Saturday 6 May 2017 STARRING! **HENRI HERBERT** (Recording a live album!) - The King Of Supercharged Boogie Piano and His Rockin' Band! Henri beat the crap out of the ivories in the Jim Jones Revue for a few years, touring the world and appearing on TV shows like Jools Holland and David Letterman. He is also 'that guy that played the piano at Kings Cross station' and became a YouTube sensation with over 10 million views! 2016 saw Henri complete a world tour in support of his 2 solo EPs and open for Richard Hawley at three sold out shows" We are super excited to have Henri and his band checking into Gypsy Hotel! STOP PRESS: Henri and his band will record a live album this night - come and make some noise and be part of Rock'N'Roll history! **SARAH VISTA** - Spaghetti Western Billy! Outlaw song-stress with tales to tell and asses to kick and her deadly band fully loaded with tall tales of revenge and retribution! **PAUL-RONNEY ANGEL & MLLE CHAT NOIR** - Gypsy Blues Country Jazz! Your host Mr Angel teams up with violin goddess Sophie to kick off the night with a one-off set! PLUS! **VIVID ANGEL** - The Queen Of Alternative Performance and The Ultimate Showgirl! On The Decks: **DJ SCRATCHY** - Tour DJ to The Clash, The Pogues, The Urban Voodoo Machine & Gogol Bordello spinning Rhythm'n'Blues, Gypsy, Ska, Rockabilly, Latin & Beyond! BONES & PEARL STUDIOS 60-68 Markfield Rd Seven Sisters / Tottenham London N15 4QA Tube: Seven Sisters (Victoria Line - runs ALL Night!) Doors 8pm Drinkin' and Dancin' till 2am Tickets £9.99 advance / £13 On The Door 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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Bcb 10th Anniversary Ceilidh

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at Chesterfield Londsley Green Community Center 7:30pm

Come along and celebrate the Brampton Community Band's 10th birthday. Tickets: Adults £8.00 - - (plus booking fee) Children (Under 18) £5.00 - - (plus booking fee) 7:30PM to 10:30PM No dance experience necessary as our caller will guide you! Price includes chip butty. Bring your own drinks.

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Bcb 10th Anniversary Ceilidh

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at Chesterfield Londsley Green Community Center 7:30pm

Come along and celebrate the Brampton Community Band's 10th birthday. Tickets: Adults £8.00 - - (plus booking fee) Children (Under 18) £5.00 - - (plus booking fee) 7:30PM to 10:30PM No dance experience necessary as our caller will guide you! Price includes chip butty. Bring your own drinks.

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Hunter Muskett

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 7:00pm

Hunter Muskett is an acoustic/electric 4-piece playing distinctive original songs in a folky, bluesy, sometimes Americana vein. Originally formed in 1969 they played at home and abroad until 1974. Doug Morter went on to become the 'go-to' vocalist/guitarist of the folk/rock scene, while Chris George became a highly respected guitar maker. Since reforming in 2010 Hunter Muskett tours again, and has produced two new albums: 'That Was Then This Is Now' and 'Unafraid and Sober'. "unpretentious...classy...sunny and grin-inducing" Pre-show cafe meals available from 18.00 but ONLY if pre-booked on 01326 341353

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Hunter Muskett

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 7:00pm

Hunter Muskett is an acoustic/electric 4-piece playing distinctive original songs in a folky, bluesy, sometimes Americana vein. Originally formed in 1969 they played at home and abroad until 1974. Doug Morter went on to become the 'go-to' vocalist/guitarist of the folk/rock scene, while Chris George became a highly respected guitar maker. Since reforming in 2010 Hunter Muskett tours again, and has produced two new albums: 'That Was Then This Is Now' and 'Unafraid and Sober'. "unpretentious...classy...sunny and grin-inducing" Pre-show cafe meals available from 18.00 but ONLY if pre-booked on 01326 341353

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Tarantella Beats Party With Amaraterra

on Sat, 6 May 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.

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Ceilidh With Hekety And John Brown

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at Holmfirth Civic Hall 7:30pm

Holmfirth Festival of Folk Saturday Ceilidh 8 - 11pm

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Wild Willy Barrett's French Connection

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at New Mills Spring Bank Arts Centre 7:00pm

From a cafe in Paris, via a hoolie in Dublin, to a night out in New Orleans with rip-roaring fiddle and banjo this band does it all! Imagine stumbling across a smoky back street bar, late night jam: Django Reinhardt and The Pogues; Robert Johnson accompanies Edith Piaf; Bob Marley's jammin' with Stéphane Grappelli; Tom Waits joins in. This is French Connection. Licensed Bar 7.00 pm Music from 7.30 pm

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Kalandra

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at Holmfirth Parish Church 7:30pm

Saturday evening concert featuring Kalandra with support from our own Robert Sharp

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Fiddle Day With Sam Sweeney

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at Sheffield Dungworth Village Hall 10:00am

Fiddle Day with Sam Sweeney Saturday 6 May, Dungworth Village Hall 10.00am - 5.00pm Intermediate/Advanced Level £30/£20 concession (Student/Unemployed) We're really happy to welcome Sam back to present another day long fiddle workshop to stretch your ability and to get some groove into your fiddle playing. 10.00 - 11.30am: The right arm - the secret to unlocking the brilliant fiddle player inside you! It's a misconception that the left hand makes a great fiddler. This session will look at the reasons why bowing is the key to making great fiddle music and taking steps towards unleashing your potential to make your playing a lot groovier. BREAK 11.45am - 1.15pm: Sound quality - what sound do you want to make? A session talking about and working on making the sound you want to make. We'll take a look at ways of achieving the sound quality that you want. LUNCH 2.15pm - 3:45pm: Creating A Groove - the key to playing English tunes English music has earned a reputation for being lumpy and devoid of groove. It needn't (and mustn't!) be this way. A creative look at how to get that much needed dancey feel into your tune playing. BREAK 4.00pm- 5.00pm: Putting it all together and trouble shooting A chance to recap the day altogether and answer any questions you might have about anything fiddle related. If you're comfortable doing so, please bring an issue that you wouldn't mind raising in front of the group and we will have a go at addressing individual fiddle problems in front of the group. We won't get through all of them, but be prepared with a question or issue. Any tunes we learn on the day will be learned by ear and sheet music won't be provided.

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Fiddle Day With Sam Sweeney

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at Sheffield Dungworth Village Hall 10:00am

Fiddle Day with Sam Sweeney Saturday 6 May, Dungworth Village Hall 10.00am - 5.00pm Intermediate/Advanced Level £30/£20 concession (Student/Unemployed) We're really happy to welcome Sam back to present another day long fiddle workshop to stretch your ability and to get some groove into your fiddle playing. 10.00 - 11.30am: The right arm - the secret to unlocking the brilliant fiddle player inside you! It's a misconception that the left hand makes a great fiddler. This session will look at the reasons why bowing is the key to making great fiddle music and taking steps towards unleashing your potential to make your playing a lot groovier. BREAK 11.45am - 1.15pm: Sound quality - what sound do you want to make? A session talking about and working on making the sound you want to make. We'll take a look at ways of achieving the sound quality that you want. LUNCH 2.15pm - 3:45pm: Creating A Groove - the key to playing English tunes English music has earned a reputation for being lumpy and devoid of groove. It needn't (and mustn't!) be this way. A creative look at how to get that much needed dancey feel into your tune playing. BREAK 4.00pm- 5.00pm: Putting it all together and trouble shooting A chance to recap the day altogether and answer any questions you might have about anything fiddle related. If you're comfortable doing so, please bring an issue that you wouldn't mind raising in front of the group and we will have a go at addressing individual fiddle problems in front of the group. We won't get through all of them, but be prepared with a question or issue. Any tunes we learn on the day will be learned by ear and sheet music won't be provided.

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Goldray

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 8:00pm

GOLDRAY are the new psychedelic rock band from Kenwyn House, guitarist with 90s rock giants REEF! They release their full-length debut album RISING on May 5th via Akashic Records, co-produced by Clive Martin (the acclaimed knob-twiddler behind Reef's huge debut Replenish) and Brit Award-winning producer Pedro Ferreira (The Darkness, Therapy?, Enter Shikari). The band's debut eponymous mini-album was met with critical acclaim in 2013 from major rock titles, with Classic Rock Magazine drawing parallels with the likes of The Doors, Cream and Pink Floyd, and sister magazine PROG referencing comparisons to Zeppelin and Kate Bush, plus nationwide radio support for singles 'Outloud' & 'Soulchild' including BBC Introducing & Planet Rock. They have since been garnering a formidable reputation live with performances at Glastonbury, Bestival, Download Festival, The Great Escape, Camden Rocks Festival and various supports including psych legends Motorpsycho. Kenwyn House teamed up with vocalist Leah Rasmussen (Hydrogen, EMI, Bedrock, Renaissance) in 2010; the two shared a songwriting vision blending psych and prog experimental arrangements resulting in a dynamic that took them towards psychedelic rock: House's hooks complemented by Rasmussen's powerful but smooth Kate Bush-esque vocals. Joined by Geoff Laurens (The Resistors) on bass and featuring performances from both Andy Treacey (Faithless) and Paul Winter-Hart (Kula Shaker) on drums, Goldray's sound has one foot more than firmly planted in the psych rock tradition of the late-sixties and early-seventies.

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Kisses Sweeter Than Wine - Celebrating 60's American Folk

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at Brighton St Mary's Church 7:30pm

Lilac Sheer's female ensemble present modern acoustic renditions of loved 60's American folk classics from: Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, The Byrds, The Weavers, Peter Paul & Mary, Leonard Cohen and others. Come enjoy and sing along to Where Have All The Flowers Gone, If I Had a Hammer, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Blowin' in the Wind and many more memorable songs of the era. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhHvb0vIP_A Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica Lilac Sheer Violin, Mandolin Hana Maria Bass Joy Chong Percussion Paullina Szczepan

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Kisses Sweeter Than Wine - Celebrating 60's American Folk

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at Brighton St Mary's Church 7:30pm

Lilac Sheer's female ensemble present modern acoustic renditions of loved 60's American folk classics from: Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, The Byrds, The Weavers, Peter Paul & Mary, Leonard Cohen and others. Come enjoy and sing along to Where Have All The Flowers Gone, If I Had a Hammer, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Blowin' in the Wind and many more memorable songs of the era. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhHvb0vIP_A Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica Lilac Sheer Violin, Mandolin Hana Maria Bass Joy Chong Percussion Paullina Szczepan

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Sing Your Heart Out! With Worldsong

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at Coventry Warwick Road United Reformed Church 10:00am

Sing Your Heart Out! is a totally free workshop for anyone and everyone over 16 who'd like to find out how great singing can make you feel! Timetable for the day 10am - 3 pm ❤️ Workshop. Bring your own lunch 3 pm - 4 pm ❤️ Break for Tea and Cake (provided) 4 pm - 4.30pm ❤️ Performance for your invited family and friends. ❤️ WorldSong musical director, Una May Olomolaiye, will lead us through some easy-to-learn harmony songs with that 'feel good factor' from around the world. ❤️ The day is very much focused on making sure everyone will feel welcome and able to join in. ❤️ At the end of the day we'll hold a short concert of songs from the workshop (no pressure to perform). Invite your family and friends, it's free for them too! ❤️ You don't have to be experienced or to have sung before, although if you have you'll enjoy our style of learning by ear and not by the book! ❤️ We'll be mostly standing and moving around though you're free to sit at anytime. ❤️ Our venue is in central Coventry just a 15 minute walk from the railway station, close to bus routes and car parks. It has fantastic acoustics and a versatile workshop space. ❤️ Good disabled access and facilities, so everyone can join in. ❤️ Anyone from age 16 is welcome (16 and 17 year olds will need to be with someone over 18). ❤️ If you are coming on your own (over 18's) and want to let us know in advance we'll look out for you. Don't worry about not knowing anyone, that won't last for long! ❤️ If you have any queries at all please message us via info@worldsong.co.uk. ❤️ The whole day is free, thanks to generous funding from The Umbrella Club, a Coventry based organisation who want to help arts groups spread the joy! Remember to bring: ❤️ A bottle of water ❤️ Your lunch ❤️ A friend or two (if you like) ❤️ Listening ears ❤️ A heart and voice just waiting to sing!

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Tarantella Beats Party With Amaraterra + Dance Workshop + Guest Dj Alastair Prince

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at London Jamboree 5:30pm

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

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Cley Calling: Stringfillies Song Writing Workshop

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at Holt NWT Cley Marshes Visitor Centre 2:00pm

StringFillies music combines tunes and songs from the Celtic and Gaelic tradition coupled with music from further afield including Georgia and Russia. Their combination of the concert harp with cello, violin and voices offers a magical and flexible quality, that needs no amplification and brings a sense of traditional music making to their performances. They will join us at Cley to run an afternoon song writing workshop followed by a special evening performance playing music specifically chosen to connect to the Marshes and life in North Norfolk. See separate listing for tickets to the performance.

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Cley Calling: Stringfillies Song Writing Workshop

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at Holt NWT Cley Marshes Visitor Centre 2:00pm

StringFillies music combines tunes and songs from the Celtic and Gaelic tradition coupled with music from further afield including Georgia and Russia. Their combination of the concert harp with cello, violin and voices offers a magical and flexible quality, that needs no amplification and brings a sense of traditional music making to their performances. They will join us at Cley to run an afternoon song writing workshop followed by a special evening performance playing music specifically chosen to connect to the Marshes and life in North Norfolk. See separate listing for tickets to the performance.

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Cley Calling: Stringfillies Perfomance

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at Holt NWT Cley Marshes Visitor Centre 6:30pm

StringFillies music combines tunes and songs from the Celtic and Gaelic tradition coupled with music from further afield including Georgia and Russia. Their combination of the concert harp with cello, violin and voices offers a magical and flexible quality, that needs no amplification and brings a sense of traditional music making to their performances. They will join us at Cley to run an afternoon song writing workshop followed by a special evening performance playing music specifically chosen to connect to the Marshes and life in North Norfolk. Doors at 6.30pm for licensed bar and light meals before performance at 7.30pm. See separate listing for tickets to the song writing workshop.

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Cley Calling: Stringfillies Perfomance

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at Holt NWT Cley Marshes Visitor Centre 6:30pm

StringFillies music combines tunes and songs from the Celtic and Gaelic tradition coupled with music from further afield including Georgia and Russia. Their combination of the concert harp with cello, violin and voices offers a magical and flexible quality, that needs no amplification and brings a sense of traditional music making to their performances. They will join us at Cley to run an afternoon song writing workshop followed by a special evening performance playing music specifically chosen to connect to the Marshes and life in North Norfolk. Doors at 6.30pm for licensed bar and light meals before performance at 7.30pm. See separate listing for tickets to the song writing workshop.

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Threepenny Bit

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

Hampshire-based Threepenny Bit are an example of how traditional dance tunes and contemporary sounds can be blended into a fresh interpretation of folk music. This dynamic eight-piece band combines a group of diehard folkies with some of the finest young jazz and classical musicians in the south. They play bold arrangements of traditional and original tunes with infectious stage energy. The band's diverse influences enable them to explore traditional music without restraint, and with their impressive line up of saxophone, clarinet, bass guitar and drums, alongside accordion, flute, violin and guitar, Threepenny Bit create an unparalleled wall of sound. Their approach has led to regular appearances across the length and breadth of the UK folk scene in recent years, always providing an "all out musical bombardment"! 'Bursting with energy' - The Telegraph 'The most head-spinningly original album to emerge from the current crop of young folk collectives this year... Forget nodding along approvingly, this is an all-out musical bombardment' - Rob Fearnly, Bright Young Folk It's addictive stuff as forays into rock and jazz blend with interpretations of trad British Dances The Musician 2014 saw Threepenny Bit take their sound another step further with the release of their third album, Pantomime Cannon. The composition and recording of this album was approached in a completely different way, in an effort to capture the energy of their live shows. Previous albums had seen each instrument recorded in isolation, but a move to The Ranch Production House with its cavernous live room allowed the band to play their new arrangements as one. The album was released in September 2014 to universal critical acclaim and widespread radio play. Their prominence on the festival circuit has also increased with 2015 seeing the band perform at Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Ely Folk Festival, Wimborne Minster Folk Festival and the London Folk Festival as well as returning to Sidmouth Folk Week, Purbeck Valley Folk Festival, Folk on the Quay, Rochester Sweeps Festival and Folk Weekend Oxford.

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Luke Daniels

on Sun, 7 May 2017 at Canterbury The Black Robin Inn 6:00pm

Described by Songlines as a future classic and by Acoustic Magazine as an enchanting delight ★★★★ award-winning singer and composer Luke Daniels brings his solo show which uses an original 19th century 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. The Polyphon is a disc-playing music box, a mechanical device manufactured in Leipzig, Germany in 1880. Disc projections, called plectra, engage with a series of ratchet-like star wheels,that, when moved through 40 degrees on their axis, pluck 120 teeth on the instruments bed plate and comb, these teeth then resonate, sounding predetermined notes. Upon the musical comb,the fast treble notes are sounded furthest from the centre and the slower base notes nearest the centre. Newly manufactured 19 and 5/8th inch diameter steel discs rotate at 1.4 rpm and perform the first new music written for Polyphon in over a century. Doors 6pm for 6.30pm start Tickets £12 online £13 cash or cheque in advance £14 on the door

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Lankum (formerly Lynched)

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

Nominated for 'Best Group', 'Best Album' & 'Horizon Award' at BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016. Lankum are a four-piece traditional folk group from Dublin, Ireland, who combine distinctive four-part vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, concertina, Russian accordion, fiddle and guitar. Their repertoire spans humorous Dublin music-hall ditties and street-songs, classic ballads from the Traveller tradition, traditional Irish and American dance tunes, and their own original material. 'Cold Old Fire' was recorded in August 2013, and although fundamentally an album of traditional Irish song, heavily influenced by Irish legends such as Frank Harte, Planxty and The Dubliners, subtle traces of the group's collective influences can be detected, from American old-timey music, ambient techno and psychedelic folk, to black metal, punk and rock n' roll. Since then, the group have completed a six-week coast-to-coast tour of the United States, as well as performing in the last two years alongside some notable artists, including Blackbird Raum, Harry Bradley, Daoiri Farrell, Fred Fortune, Mike Gangloff, Paddy & Séamus Glackin, Barry Gleeson, Landless, Lau, Leyla McCalla, Jem Mitchell, Liam O'Connor & Seán McKeon, Morgan O'Kane, Lisa O'Neill, Tim Scanlon and Skipper's Alley. The band played a blinding set at last year's Celtic Connections festival, where they were snapped up for both Cambridge Folk Festival and Sidmouth FolkWeek 2015. A live TV appearance on the Later With Jools Holland and a sold out UK followed. 'The most convincing band to come out of Ireland for years!' 5 stars - The Guardian 'Anarchic, yet connected, rootsy and gutsy I love their music, it is just so damn good!' - Mike Harding 'Cold Old Fire is a sure contender for any Irish album of the year lists.' - Songlines

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Hat Fitz & Cara

on Sun, 7 May 2017 at Chidham Hambrook Village Hall 7:00pm

Acoustic blues in a wonderfully atmospheric hall which used to be a Maltings.

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Hat Fitz & Cara

on Sun, 7 May 2017 at Chidham Hambrook Village Hall 7:00pm

Acoustic blues in a wonderfully atmospheric hall which used to be a Maltings.

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Willy Porter & Carmen Nickerson

on Sun, 7 May 2017 at Stoke on Trent Fulford Village Hall 7:30pm

Willy returns to Stoke for a third time, bringing with him this time his co-writing & singing partner Carmen Nickerson. Porter's latest album "Bonfire to Ash" is set to be released on 28th October 2016. This is his 9th studio album and features the co-writing skills and voice of the wonderful Carmen Nickerson, who has been touring the US with Willy over recent years. A500 Music are delighted to announce that Carmen will be onstage here in Fulford with Willy in May, bringing a new dimension to Willy's already amazing stage shows. Talking about his new album, Willy said "Carmen and I pushed each other very hard to write and record this work. The result is an album of songs that highlights our mutual desire to challenge ourselves as writers and singers, digging into the truths we have come to know through our own stories and journeys. We wanted to create some music from the point of view of two people trying to walk through the world, together and alone ‒ from the optimism of "In Bloom" to the reflective power of "Living Proof" and the despondence and recriminations of "Echo of Love". For us, Bonfire sketches a roadmap of human triumphs, questions, and desires." Those who have already seen Willy onstage with us will know what a great solo performer the man is but this next show promises to be even more magical. A500 Music aim to present some of the finest acoustic style music in a friendly and intimate environment. We seat our audience in a cabaret style with tables and chairs and because we always hope to be near capacity, we allocate seating to our guests according to when they purchased their tickets. By inviting you to bring your own drink, we are making the evening an inexpensive as well as enjoyable experience. Drinking glasses will be available on the night and we also provide free hot drinks.

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An Acoustic Evening With Nine Below Zero's Frontmen Dennis Greaves And Mark Feltham

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

Nine Below Zero's founding members, Dennis Greaves and Mark Feltham are going back to their blues roots and are performing a series of intimate, acoustic concerts as a duo. Covering songs by blues legends such as Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Jimmy Reed, Slim Harpo and Leadbelly. They will also play unplugged versions of well known Nine Below Zero material. info 07815 620402

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Softlysoftly Presents Gemma Khawaja + Hickory Signals + Tim Jones & The Dark Lanterns

on Sun, 7 May 2017 at London Kiss The Sky 2:45pm

PLEASE NOTE, this event is ADULTS ONLY - no children allowed in the bar. Buy a ticket in advance if you want to guarantee a seat, Tickets available at the door too at £4, but no seat guaranteed. Deliciously chilled unplugged acoustic music to charm you on a Crouch End Sunday afternoon. GEMMA KHAWAJA Gemma joined us at our Christmas special, so we're glad she's able to come along to our May session too... Lovely traditional folk songs. https://gemmakhawaja.bandcamp.com/ HICKORY SIGNALS Sussex based multi-instrumentalist boy/girl duo with a wide array of folky songs from ballads to shanties. https://hickorysignals.bandcamp.com/ TIM JONES & THE DARK LANTERNS It's been too long since Tim & crew played so we're delighted to have them back to play some more traditional folk and self-written songs timjonesmusic.com As usual doors open at 2.45, with music starting at 3pm and continuing until 5pm Oh yes, and there'll be marshmallows too! (After 5pm the bar opens its doors to non-paying general public, so you can stay on and enjoy the evening ambience) The venue is easy to get to - Tube to Finsbury Park or Overground to Crouch End Hill, then a couple of minutes on the W7 bus to Crouch End Clocktower, from which the venue is just two minutes' stroll.

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Luke Jackson & Rebecca Loebe

on Sun, 7 May 2017 at Abington Village Hall 7:00pm

Show starts 7:30 pm

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John Moreland + Noah Gundersen

on Sun, 7 May 2017 at Leeds Left Bank 7:30pm

John Moreland, High on Tulsa Heat. Some days, being John Moreland has to hurt. As others bury experiences and stifle regrets, Moreland pokes old wounds until you're sure they've got to be bleeding again. It's painful. But in Moreland's care, it's also breathtakingly beautiful. With the release of his highly anticipated third solo album High on Tulsa Heat (out April 21st via Thirty Tigers), he offers another round of the lyrics-first, gorgeously plaintive songs that have earned him devoted listeners across the country see more johnmoreland.net For Noah Gundersen, the past few years have brought about immense growth and change, both as an artist and as a young man grappling with issues of identity and independence. It should come as little surprise, then, that his stunning new album, Carry The Ghost, is so heavily influenced by existential philosophy. What's so striking, though, is hearing a 25-year-old articulate such weighty themes, packaging them into heartbreakingly gorgeous melodies with a plainspoken language that cuts to the quick upon first listen. Then again, Noah Gundersen has never aimed for ordinary see more noahgundersenmusic.com

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The Rheingans Sisters At Walthamstow Folk

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

Fiddle-singers Rowan and Anna have gone from 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Nominees for the Horizon prize for best newcomers to establishing themselves as one of the most respected duos on the scene. Playing traditional material as well as their own songs and compositions, in addition to their duelling fiddles and voices, the guys play a rich tapestry of banjo, bansitar, viola, kantele and other instruments. But more than that, they play it like they mean it. At present a limited number of advance tickets are on sale here, and at the club on Sunday evenings. You may still be able to pay on the night but please check the club website for updates 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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Keith Donnelly

on Sun, 7 May 2017 at Holmfirth Masonic Hall 3:00pm

Holmfirth Festival of Folk Sunday afternoon concert with Keith Donnelly and support from Georgia Shackleton Trio 15.30 to 17.30

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Mark Harrison + Laine Hines

on Sun, 7 May 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 BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... MARK HARRISON: Mark Harrison's highly individual, all-original music has been going down very well with audiences of all kinds, and it has taken him to some of the top venues and festivals in the UK, attracting acclaim wherever he goes. Mark has taken the style of the early blues and folk/blues innovators, and given it totally modern relevance. His songs all have something to say or a story to tell. With their memorable tunes, striking lyrics and strong rhythms, they make people think, smile and move. He is doing something genuinely fresh and different, tapping into the timeless quality of 'old' music to produce something brand new and totally relevant to the present day. Mark's live shows are well-known not only for the music but also for his introductions and explanations of the songs, and audiences frequently comment on how big a part these play in their enjoyment of the shows. Delivered in a manner often described as 'wry' and 'dry', these mark him out even more as a unique artist. Mark is a thrilling, rhythmic, finger-picker and slide player, with a very distinctive style. He appears solo and with band, his band consisting of some of the UK's top roots musicians. With them he has released four albums which have been unanimously acclaimed across a wide range of areas of the music world, receiving a very great deal of airplay (including BBC) and highly enthusiastic reviews in the UK, Europe and the US. Recently Mark has appeared at top festivals such as Celtic Connections, where his headline concert was a sell-out, and at prestigious venues all over the UK. He also received two nominations in the British Blues Awards (Songwriter & Acoustic) in both 2015 and 2016. In 2016 he released his eagerly anticipated new studio album Turpentine. He is currently touring all over the UK. 'really excellent he takes very real things, normal things that happen in life, and he writes about them in a way that makes you think afresh about them' (Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2) 'one of the British Isles' great blues singers and guitarists . totally and absolutely original' (Mike Harding) 'wonderful rootsy blues .. innovative' (Jazz FM) 'singular lyrics an original take on song writing' (Blues in Britain) LAINE HINES Widely regarded as the best and most original practitioner of authentic pre-war acoustic blues for miles around, Laine Hines is regularly described as 'captivating' and 'spellbinding'. He has his own distinctive take on both classics and obscurities of the era, and his performances feature a unique vocal style reminiscent of the old field hollers of the Mississippi Delta and highly individual and effective guitar technique.

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Wayward Jane Play Cafe#9

on Sun, 7 May 2017 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

Wayward Jane are a superb multi-instrumental band that play Scottish/American folk music with double bass, fiddles, viola, banjo, guitar, flute and vocals.

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Kathryn Roberts And Sean Lakeman

on Mon, 8 May 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Twin daughters and a folk-rock whirlwind forced Kathryn Roberts (Vocals / Piano / Woodwind), and Sean Lakeman (Guitar), to sideline their popular duo performances in the mid noughties. Now the timing is right for a return to form from the Dartmoor based couple. Two of the British folk scenes most accomplished performers, Kathryn and Sean have graced stages the world over in a number of guises, however, the intimacy and strength of passion shown as a duo, combined with an eclectic repertoire ensures a rare treat for any listener. With a story that includes music making with the likes of Seth Lakeman, Cara Dillon, Levellers, Kate Rusby and Show of Hands, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have established themselves as pillars of modern British folk

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Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman

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

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Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman

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

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Bonfire Radicals

on Mon, 8 May 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

The Bonfire Radicals have been marvellously described as a Medieval plough-girls' lunch of Chaucerian troubadours meets Captain Beefheart; strings, myriad recorders and clarinet raga-beats to a 'Balkan Divorce Dance' breakdown, () a delightful conundrum 'n bass pizzicato jiggery-poguery. (John Kennedy). They're an 8-piece from Birmingham intelligently weaving together Klezmer and eastern European inspired woodwind, Scottish born and bred fiddles, hard hitting guitar and bass.

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The Lowest Pair At Grateful Fred's

on Mon, 8 May 2017 at Formby Cafe D'Art 7:30pm

Kendl Winter, born in Arkansas, moved to Olympia, Washington after high school, drawn to the evergreen forests and the lively and thriving music scene. She put three solo records out on Olympia's indie label, K Records, and performed in nationally-touring northwest string bands before beginning The Lowest Pair in 2013 with Palmer T. Lee. Palmer built his first banjo when he was 19 from pieces he serendipitously inherited. Shortly after deciding songwriting would be the most effective and enjoyable medium for his musings, he began cutting his teeth fronting Minneapolis string bands and touring the midwest festival circuit, which is where he and Kendl first met, on the banks of the Mississippi. Both of us studied roots music and traditional banjo techniques, three finger and clawhammer. We started there and then from our understanding of them have diverged, perhaps because of our own limitations, and probably because we both tend to err on creative. Even when we are attempting to recreate old sounds, we can't help but have our own twist on it. We approach our instruments as vehicles to explore poetry, song, and melody and have kind of been making up our own sounds in the places where we couldn't find ones that seemed to fit or make sense to us. We recorded our first album (36cents) in Dave Simonett's basement a month after we began playing together, and our second (The Sacred Heart Sessions) , a year later, in a beautiful old church in Duluth, MN. -Kendl "a duo who doesn't mind taking the occasional whiff at wide scope lyrical profundity and they connect here with a sweeping personal look at their own lives and the hearts of those around them." -No Depression, Cyrus Rhodes "With their bare-bones instrumentation and country-inspired, heartstring-tugging narratives, The Lowest Pair might be one of the best under-the-radar Americana duos today." -PASTE MAGAZINE, Hillary Saunders

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Bob Fox

on Tue, 9 May 2017 at Croydon The Oval Tavern 7:30pm

Bob Fox (Songman in the West End "Warhorse" show) and currently on tour with the Pitmen Poets show, comes to Croydon for the first time. More details to follow, but worth putting in your diary now.

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Northumbria Festival - Special Offer!

on Tue, 9 May 2017 at Croydon The Oval Tavern 7:30pm

Special offer - tickets for both Bob Fox on 09/05/17 and Alistair Anderson on 11/05/17 at £15 instead of the £17.50 it would cost to buy both tickets separately.

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Anna & Elizabeth @ Wychwood Folk Club

on Tue, 9 May 2017 at Shipton-Under-Wychwood New Beaconsfield Hall 7:30pm

Tues 9th May Anna & Elizabeth @ Wychwood Folk Club New Beaconsfield Hall, Station Road, Shipton under Wychwood, Oxon, OX7 6BQ Tickets £10.00 in advance £12.00 on the door Start 8pm.Doors 7.30pm Parking & Bar Available Contact: Mark/Elaine 01993831427 or 07870563299 wychwoodfolkclub@zoho.com The collaboration between Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle spans worldsbetween their homes in Brooklyn and rural Virginia; between deep study of mountain ballads and explorations into the avant garde. One year ago found them researching in traditional music archives in Vermont and Virginia, then using that raw material to develop new work at residencies at the Virginia Centre for Creative Arts and the MacDowell Colony. They spent the summer and fall touring across the US, UK, and Ireland, including The Newport Folk Festival and Cambridge Folk Festival (UK). Their mission is to balance respect for traditional music and musicians who came before with a relentless push into new artistic territories. The pair's growing acclaim springs from a shared quartet of talents: Both are historians, storytellers, visual artists, and gifted, intuitive musiciansin combination, a ground-breaking approach.

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Ladies Of The Blues: Elles Bailey + Gabriella Jones + Amy Khonsari

on Tue, 9 May 2017 at London 100 Club 7:15pm

100 Club TUESDAY BLUES presents LADIES OF THE BLUES ELLES BAILEY GABRIELLA JONES AMY KHONSARI www.solidentertainments.com/100club

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Tia Mcgraff + Jim Boggia

on Tue, 9 May 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TIA McGRAFF Described as the female Gordon Lightfoot of modern Country/Folk music, Canadian native, Tia McGraff, is a renowned international recording artist who captivates lovers of the story song with her haunting vocal presence and lyrical style. Tia will be lighting up the stage with guitarist (Colorado native and Nashville honed song writer/producer), Tommy Parham. I was reminded of Canada's great musical heritage; we have already mentioned The Band, but also Gordon Lightfoot to whom Tia has been compared as his female equivalent. Go and see them and come back to the UK soon Tia and Tommy. LYNDON BOLTON FOR NO DEPRESSION MAGAZINE JUNE 8, 2016 JIM BOGGIA For more than 20 years, Jim Boggia has been winning over fans, critics, contemporaries and luminaries alike with his uncompromising devotion to the sort of winsomely nostalgic, emotionally direct songcraft that's impervious to age. His sonically intelligent retro-pop manifesto informs three studio albums2001's Fidelity Is the Enemy, 2005's Safe in Sound and 2008's Misadventures in Stereoand he's worked with a startling array of artists, including Aimee Mann, Juliana Hatfield, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Bernadette Peters, David Poe, NRBQ's Big Al Anderson, famed Beach Boys lyricist Tony Asher, MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer, Attractions drummer Pete Thomas, esteemed '70s pop misfit Emitt Rhodes, and Canadian songstress Amanda Marshall. Also an accomplished singer and guitarist, Boggia performs with the well-known New York City-based Beatles tribute band, the Fab Faux, as well as Mad Dogs & Dominos, an 18-piece collective headed by a heavyweight roster that includes Blues Brothers alum Lou Marini and producer John Leventhal. Oh, and he plays a mean ukulele.

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Lost Horizons Presents Young Waters

on Tue, 9 May 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:15pm

Lost Horizons are delighted to present Young Waters Young Waters' (Previously Snufkin The Band) twisted neo-folk is a tapestry of emotionally powerful vocals, stirring harmonies, lyrical violin solos and finely mastered acoustic guitar. Their exhilarating rhythms and intricate, weaving melodies, coupled with a repertoire that combines startling original material with traditional folk songs, makes for a captivating stage presence. This band are set to make a big impact in 2017. "Energetic, original excellent stage presence and varied, enchanting material extremely deserving winners of the Bath Folk Festival New Shoots Competition 2016." - Bath Folk Festival With support from Apples I'm Home and James O'Hara-Knight

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Lost Horizons Presents Young Waters

on Tue, 9 May 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:15pm

Lost Horizons are delighted to present Young Waters Young Waters' (Previously Snufkin The Band) twisted neo-folk is a tapestry of emotionally powerful vocals, stirring harmonies, lyrical violin solos and finely mastered acoustic guitar. Their exhilarating rhythms and intricate, weaving melodies, coupled with a repertoire that combines startling original material with traditional folk songs, makes for a captivating stage presence. This band are set to make a big impact in 2017. "Energetic, original excellent stage presence and varied, enchanting material extremely deserving winners of the Bath Folk Festival New Shoots Competition 2016." - Bath Folk Festival With support from Apples I'm Home and James O'Hara-Knight

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Steve Knightley

on Wed, 10 May 2017 at Uckfield Civic Centre 7:00pm

A solo performance from one of the UK's foremost singer songwriters .........STEVE KNIGHTLEY regularly tours the country either as a solo act or as part of the hugely successful SHOW OF HANDS. Equally at home as an individual artist or with his band Steve never fails to deliver a wonderful performance whether in your local village hall or at venues such as The Royal Albert Hall. His well crafted songs capture the atmosphere and history of his native West Country whilst also touching on contemporary issues in a very telling manner. Songs are introduced with some wonderful stories and anecdotes and certainly not lacking in humour. Steve is not only one of the best singers you will ever hear but also a top instrumentalist.........a born entertainer and certainly not one to miss.

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Ninebarrow / The Dovetail Trio

on Wed, 10 May 2017 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Phillip Henry And Hannah Martin: The Out Of The Ordinary Tour

on Wed, 10 May 2017 at Cardiff Norwegian Church 7:30pm

Doors open at 7.30pm, show starts at 8pm. The show will be seated, there will be two sets, and a bar will be open. The show should finish around 10pm.

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Calan: 'solomon' Album Tour

on Wed, 10 May 2017 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

Fiddles, guitar, accordion, bagpipes and step dancing explode into life when Calan, the energetic young folk band from Wales, take to the stage. They breathe fire into the old traditions with their infectious rhythms and high voltage routines before melting into some of the most beautiful and haunting songs as they explore the legends of Wales' very own fairy realm with tales of magic, myth and mischief. With the release of their latest album Solomon, Calan tells the story of the old Welsh fairy realm and how sometimes mystic tales and Pokémon GO can come together get young people roaming the meadows. The Fairyland Trust have long since had the idea; they encourage children to explore nature by creating as they put it '... Magical Workshops through which children can learn about nature in a creative and imaginative way, using authentic British nature-based folklore.' Folklore and folk music. Now that can't be bad. Calan have introduced a new generation of music fans to Welsh traditional music and continue to do so as they tour across Wales, throughout the UK, Europe, North America and beyond. Great fun, a huge sense of humour, and step-dancing from a champion dancer makes for an outstanding show.

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Lady Maisery

on Wed, 10 May 2017 at Stoke-on-Trent St Lawrence's Church Biddulph 7:30pm

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New Roots Presents: The Little Unsaid/ Tobias Ben Jacob & Lukas Drinkwater

on Wed, 10 May 2017 at London The Old Queens Head;'' 7:30pm

7.30 pm, Weds 10th May, The Old Queens Head Please note the venue consists of both seating and standing areas- you will need to arrive at 7.30 pm in order to ensure a seat. Music begins at 8.15 pm. Recent winners of the Steve Reid InNOVAtion Award for boundary-pushing new music creators,The Little Unsaid haves pent 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, the band have just completed their forthcoming 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 embarking on an album launch tour in the UK this spring, culminating in a return to major festivals throughout the summer. It's here on the live circuit that the band have steadily built their reputation for creating electric,emotionally-charged performances, and this remains where their hunger lies. One of the must-see rising live acts of 2017.'Entrancing songwriting...deeply atmospheric' ClashMagazine 'Extraordinary music. This is an amazing act' -Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2' An enigmatic and unique talent' -Birmingham Wire Website : http://www.thelittleunsaid.com Youtube : http://www.youtube.com/thelittleunsaid 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 in heavy demand as a performer and session musician having performed and recorded with a catalogue of acclaimed artists. 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 Website: http://www.tobiasbenjacob.com/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6JzqlkN8jk 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. www.newrootsevents.com https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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Willy Porter + Carmen Nickerson

on Wed, 10 May 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Porter Nickerson are a duo that embody the best of what live music has to offer: heart, grit, and the kind of raw mu- sicianship that transforms listeners into long-time fans. Willy Porter's seering finger-picking guitar style deftly blends with Carmen Nickerson's lush vocals to create an unforgettable sound that resonates long after the last chord fades. A virtuoso guitarist, Porter has more than ten albums to his catalogue in- cluding Dog Eared Dream (1994) which yielded the top 10 AAA single, Angry Words. He has shared the stage with rock and pop luminaries such as Jeff Beck, Sting, Paul Simon, Tori Amos and Jethro Tull. Nickerson is an accomplished Jazz, R&B, and Rock vocalist from the Midwest who has also contributed her talents to studio and voice-over work in L.A. The pair met following the release of Porter's 2010 album How to Rob a Bank and, finding their musical sensibilities a quick match, began collaborating soon after. The result has been a rich experience of performing and writing: Nickerson's vocals feature on the yearning Iowa Sky from Porter's 2013 EP Cheeseburgers and Gasoline and on the song This Train from 2015's Human Kindness. In 2016 the pair were featured music guests on NPR's A Prairie Home Companion, performing on one of Garrison Keillor's last broadcasts. With more than five years of stage and studio work under their belts, both Porter and Nickerson were excited to fuse their singular talents on a new album of original co-writes: Bonfire to Ash (2016), produced by Grammy winning producer Ben Wisch (Marc Cohn, Jonatha Brooke) and featuring Bassist Zev Katz and Drummer/Producer Ben Wittman. The songs on this record chart experiences that bridge the intimate with the universal, recognizable in the thirsty shoots of new love (Old Red Barn) and in the urgency to act before love skids out of reach forever (Loving On Her Mind). Porter and Nickerson borrow from their strong stage chemistry to render the same kind of musical conversation that unfolds in performance within a stu- dio setting. The result are tunes like the aching If You Stay, which travels the arc of a relationship born, lost, and tentatively rediscovered and Earthquake, a rockin, playful plea for release from the exquisite tension of romance perched on the edge of becoming something else. This dialogic style broadens to consider the connections and values forged in the communities we call home (Living Proof) and in the re- sponsibility we have to the planet that gives itself to house us (Plant A Garden). Bonfire to Ash compiles candid snapshots of the human journey, exposing ideas such as hope, regret, love, loss, and connection that remain im- mutable against time, history, or place.

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Carousel Sessions Present: Ushers Island

on Wed, 10 May 2017 at Manchester Chorlton Irish Club 7:30pm

The Carousel Sessions are delighted to welcome Irish Folk Supergroup Ushers Island as they launch their new album named after themselves at the Chorlton Irish. Tickets are £15 (plus booking fee) Usher's Island brings together two generations of the finest and most influential Irish traditional musicians, stretching back to the acclaimed 1970's era of Planxty, through Andy Irvine and Dónal Lunny, and the Bothy Band, through fiddler Paddy Glackin. They follow the last incarnation of Planxty, which ended in 2005, and later LAPD Liam (O'Flynn), Andy, Paddy and Dónal. This next chapter, which began with shows in January 2015, brings in renowned players from the 1990's generation, with Mike McGoldrick (Capercaillie, ex-Flook, Lunasa and founder of The Carousel Sessions) on flute, whistle and uileann pipes and John Doyle (ex-Solas) on guitar and vocal. Both also play in The Transatlantic Sessions and as a trio with John McCusker. Another legacy lies behind the story of the recording of the album. A year ago Usher's Island's five musicians assembled at Mike McGoldrick's recently acquired cottage in Co. Galway. The woman who sold her brother's cottage had been keen for Mike and his dad Brendan to know that it had a history of music making, having been where sessions were played in the village which was confirmed by the presence of a number of old instruments. She was delighted that the new owner was a musician she had seen on TV. Fittingly, the cottage was turned into a recording studio for three days, with quilts draped everywhere and Mike doubling as chef to fuel the ensemble's playing. The resultant self-titled album is imbued with the musical history, both of the place where it was recorded and of the five celebrated members of Usher's Island. Their debut exceeds the expectations that inevitably accompany musicians of this calibre joining forces. The music combines the excitement of the 1970's traditional Irish groups with a modern sensibility informed by a range of influences. There are lively sets of traditional tunes, including tunes from the Goodman Collection, from Donegal fiddle playing brothers John and Mickey Doherty, and from Chieftain's fiddler Sean Keane. The songs range from fresh takes on the traditional Molly Ban, The Wild Rover and Bean Pháidín - which Dónal Lunny revisits 44 years after recording it with Planxty - to captivating originals by Andy Irvine and by John Doyle. These men are capable of creating a spark - Rob Adams, Glasgow Herald One of the most memorable sets of songs and tunes I've had the privilege to hear - Johnny Whalley, Folkradio UK A simply masterly and unique meeting of instrumentalists - St Patrick's Festival Dublin

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Carousel Sessions Present: Ushers Island

on Wed, 10 May 2017 at Manchester Chorlton Irish Club 7:30pm

The Carousel Sessions are delighted to welcome Irish Folk Supergroup Ushers Island as they launch their new album named after themselves at the Chorlton Irish. Tickets are £15 (plus booking fee) Usher's Island brings together two generations of the finest and most influential Irish traditional musicians, stretching back to the acclaimed 1970's era of Planxty, through Andy Irvine and Dónal Lunny, and the Bothy Band, through fiddler Paddy Glackin. They follow the last incarnation of Planxty, which ended in 2005, and later LAPD Liam (O'Flynn), Andy, Paddy and Dónal. This next chapter, which began with shows in January 2015, brings in renowned players from the 1990's generation, with Mike McGoldrick (Capercaillie, ex-Flook, Lunasa and founder of The Carousel Sessions) on flute, whistle and uileann pipes and John Doyle (ex-Solas) on guitar and vocal. Both also play in The Transatlantic Sessions and as a trio with John McCusker. Another legacy lies behind the story of the recording of the album. A year ago Usher's Island's five musicians assembled at Mike McGoldrick's recently acquired cottage in Co. Galway. The woman who sold her brother's cottage had been keen for Mike and his dad Brendan to know that it had a history of music making, having been where sessions were played in the village which was confirmed by the presence of a number of old instruments. She was delighted that the new owner was a musician she had seen on TV. Fittingly, the cottage was turned into a recording studio for three days, with quilts draped everywhere and Mike doubling as chef to fuel the ensemble's playing. The resultant self-titled album is imbued with the musical history, both of the place where it was recorded and of the five celebrated members of Usher's Island. Their debut exceeds the expectations that inevitably accompany musicians of this calibre joining forces. The music combines the excitement of the 1970's traditional Irish groups with a modern sensibility informed by a range of influences. There are lively sets of traditional tunes, including tunes from the Goodman Collection, from Donegal fiddle playing brothers John and Mickey Doherty, and from Chieftain's fiddler Sean Keane. The songs range from fresh takes on the traditional Molly Ban, The Wild Rover and Bean Pháidín - which Dónal Lunny revisits 44 years after recording it with Planxty - to captivating originals by Andy Irvine and by John Doyle. These men are capable of creating a spark - Rob Adams, Glasgow Herald One of the most memorable sets of songs and tunes I've had the privilege to hear - Johnny Whalley, Folkradio UK A simply masterly and unique meeting of instrumentalists - St Patrick's Festival Dublin

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Martin Simpson

on Thu, 11 May 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Martin Simpson has transcended borders and oceans to quietly become a superb storyteller and musician of great depth and unquestionable taste. Stephen Fearing The remarkable intimate solo performances Martin gives go from strength to strength - every gig is a masterclass. He travels the length and breadth of the UK and beyond, giving rapt audiences passion, sorrow, love, beauty, tragedy and majesty through his playing. What's it like being the best guitar player in the world? Martin's modesty and grace prevented him from answering this BBC Radio 4 interviewer's question recently, but the facts speak for themselves. 40 years after he recorded his first album, Golden Vanity, in 1976, Martin is known as a guitarist of formidable talent. Equally at home playing English traditional folk, American folk and blues and his own compositions, he is consistently named as one of the very finest fingerstyle guitar players in the world. He is listed in Gibson Guitars' Top 30 Acoustic Guitarists of all time, and Acoustic Guitar readers voted him number 12 guitarist in the world in 2005. Universally acclaimed as one of the finest ever acoustic and slide guitar players, and a fine banjo-picker to boot, his solo shows bear witness to an artist at the very top of his game. Whether interpreting material from tradition or singing his own potent self-penned songs, Simpson is a remarkable storyteller: captivating and profoundly moving. His own songwriting produced the poignant 'Never Any Good', from Prodigal Son, 2007's Folk Album of the Year. Martin continues to collaborate with a dazzling array of people from across the musical spectrum: Jackson Browne, Martin Taylor, June Tabor, Richard Hawley, Bonnie Raitt, Danny Thompson, David Hidalgo, Danú, Richard Thompson and Dom Flemons are among the great musicians he has worked with. In recent years, he has been a lynchpin in the award-winning Full English, The Elizabethan Sessions and, in 2015, recorded Murmurs, an exciting new album with Andy Cutting and Nancy Kerr. He has had the most nominations of any performer in the 15 years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, an astonishing 31 times, 12 of those as Musician of the Year, winning that particular accolade twice. A virtuoso player without question, but above all Martin Simpson conveys his diverse treasure trove of material from the heart, performing with rare subtlety, intensity and honesty. A true master of his art. Martin is in a class of his own. He is such an expressive player; he is ingenious in his use of the guitar. You can listen to one of his songs and three or four minutes in, he has only used the top four strings and not even played a bass note yet, and when he does, it feels like an orchestra coming in. His clarity of playing is just amazing. Jackson Browne One of the virtuoso instrumentalists of the English music scene 'Sounds better than ever' **** 4 Stars The Guardian Simpson has become a fine interpreter of traditional and other songs, as well as a notable writer of his own. The Times 'Simpson's latest is a potent blend of the highest calibreSimpson has never sung or played better' Acoustic Magazine 'One of our finest traditional musicians, Simpson's latest album offers a roving overview of his talents' **** 4 Stars Uncut 'An excellent collection of material drawn from both sides of the Atlantic handled with loving care by Simpson and aided by some of the biggest names in folk' **** 4 Stars Maverick www.martinsimpson.com

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David Corley

on Thu, 11 May 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 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- David Corley's 2015 debut Available Light earned international critical accolades, and featured prominently on years' best lists across Europe,Ireland and the U.K. The Lafayette Indiana songwriter returns tothe UK, accompanied by producer and multi instrumentalist Hugh Christopher Brown and acclaimed Canadian picker Joey Wright. Corley's debut album Available Light, beautifully arranged and produced by the multi-instrumentalist Hugh Christopher Brown on Wolfe Island, Canada, is receiving international raves and earning comparisons toTom Waits, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Lou Reed. Jonathan Sanders, NUVO put it this way: After hearing David Corley's debut album Available Light, one could say the Lafayette native arrived out of nowhere at age 53, akin to hitting a homer in his first at-bat. But the album is a product of a 30-year cross-country odyssey of self-exploration, one of those rare moments where a lifetime of experience comes to bear in a single album you have to hear. It is that experience which shines through, particularly in his gritty, road-worn voice, which he uses to bring the movie of his life into vivid technicolor. Allan Jones, Uncut Magazine rated the album 9 out of 10 stars and exclaimed Corley is a striking new voiceraise a glass to Available Light!

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3 Daft Monkeys

on Thu, 11 May 2017 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds 7:30pm

With Celtic and eastern influences, the 3 Daft Monkeys' dynamic style of world-influenced folk music and infectious dancing rhythms will leave you breathless, enthralled and exhilarated. After experiencing the band's notoriously energetic live performance at Glastonbury Festival last summer, Mark Radcliffe declared them as one of his Highlights of the Festival on BBC TV coverage, and subsequently invited them to play a session on his BBC Radio 2 Folk Show. The band have also performed a live session with Whispering Bob Harris on Radio 2. With their quirky and original approach to music, and their passion, intensity and sheer joy of life, 3 Daft Monkeys have gained themselves a large and loyal cult following. Their music is hard to pigeon-hole, mixing and crossing many musical genres from Celtic, Klezmer, Gypsy, Balkan, Latin, Ska, Dub Reggae,Indie, Rock and even a hint of Shostakovich.

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Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith

on Thu, 11 May 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

These debut visitors are building a solid reputation on the folk scene for their arresting and moving performances. The songs, both traditional and original, are always given centre stage, brought to life with sensitive arrangements (mostly for guitar and banjo) and stunning vocals. Above all, there is an integrity that shines through their performances. Check them out at www.jimmyandsidduo.com.

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Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith

on Thu, 11 May 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

These debut visitors are building a solid reputation on the folk scene for their arresting and moving performances. The songs, both traditional and original, are always given centre stage, brought to life with sensitive arrangements (mostly for guitar and banjo) and stunning vocals. Above all, there is an integrity that shines through their performances. Check them out at www.jimmyandsidduo.com.

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Charlie Dore - Dark Matter - The Album Charlie Dore - With Julian Littman & Gareth Huw Davies

on Thu, 11 May 2017 at London St. Pancras Church 7:00pm

CHARLIE DORE - DARK MATTER - THE ALBUM LAUNCH with JULIAN LITTMAN & GARETH HUW DAVIES 'A gift for melody, brave, poignant, entertaining, original ' Guardian ★★★★ A very special evening of eclectic, contemporary folk as multi-award winner Charlie Dore, one of the UK's most respected songwriters teams up with multi-instrumentalist Julian Littman of Steeleye Spanfor the London launch her brand new album, Dark Matter. They'll be joined by virtuoso 5-string double bass player Gareth Huw Davies. The new collection, including titles Two Thousand Hour Lightbulb, 15 Minutes With Danny Kaye and Personal Hell promises a fast moving show as the pair swap guitars, mandolin, harmonium, ukulele, piano and autoharp as well as introducing some new and different flavours to shine a very personal light on her mysterious subject matter. They'll also dip into favourites from the past 6 albums as well as sharing original acoustic versions of hits Charlie has written for others, including George Harrison and Jimmy Nail. They may even play a version of Pilot of the Airwaves if we ask nicely... 'Beautific of voice, fragrant of melody and lyrically fearless' MOJO ★★★★

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Alistair Anderson

on Thu, 11 May 2017 at Croydon The Oval Tavern 7:30pm

Alistair Anderson is internationally recognized as the master of the English Concertina and a fine performer on the Northumbrian Pipes. "He is a treat to watch... His involvement and delight in the music are infectious... Beautiful music, played with skill, taste and affection. fRoots The pleasure comes chiefly from the excellence of the playing. The concertina emerges as a flexible and sensitive instrument; in the hands of a player of Anderson's quality it is amazing what it can achieve. The Guardian He remains one of this country's most majestic and inclusive instrumentalists Colin Irwin, fROOTS, March 2010

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My Darling Clementine

on Thu, 11 May 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

For what began life as a side project for Michael Weston King & Lou Dalgleish, a labour of love, a homage to the classic country duets, My Darling Clementine is now very much part of the country and Americana landscape, courtesy of 3 critically acclaimed albums, over 350 shows across Europe and N. America, and numerous awards. Re-uniting with Neil Brockbank, the new album, Still Testifying, was recorded over the summer of 2016 and will be released in May. Stylistically, it is a further shifting away from classic country to embrace gospel and country soul. But if the musical landscape has changed then the message and tone of the songs stay pretty constant. 2 adults, a man and woman, singing to each, about each other, for and against each other

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Will Pound & Eddy Jay

on Thu, 11 May 2017 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

SPECIAL Comfy & Acoustic 2017. Get the lower price of £10 by pre-booking. £12 on the door. Act details coming soon. Doors open at 7pm, get in early to get a good seat. Stage times Amit Dattani 8.00-8.40 Will Pound & Eddy Jay 9.00-10.00 The bookshop bar will be open serving hot and cold drinks, including alcohol, and cake. NO other food or drink to be brought onto the premises. IMPORTANT NOTE: Our stage is IN FRONT of the door so if you are late, you will have to wait outside, possibly in the cold rain, til the act finishes their set/song. Don't be late, or you'll have to wait. For details of parking and the bookshop please visit www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk. You can JOIN OUR CLUB that gets you into every single Comfy & Acoustic gig for less than half price. Send us an email or chat in-store for more details.

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Willy Porter & Carmen Nickerson At The Dorset Arms.

on Thu, 11 May 2017 at East Grinstead Upstairs at the Dorset Arms 7:30pm

What happens when a virtuoso guitarist with more than 10 albums in his catalogue, (Willy Porter), meets up with an accomplished Jazz/RnB/Rock volalist, (Carmen Nickerson)?.........They form a duo silly! After having him play a couple of fantasic solo shows here at the Dorset we are so looking forward to seeing another side of Willy & to meeting Carmen.

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Drop The Floor

on Thu, 11 May 2017 at Hoghton Gregson Lane Sports and Social Club 8:15pm

First floor room waiter service and toilets in room - sorry no lift

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Shirley Smart & Peter Michaels: Gypsy Project

on Thu, 11 May 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Presenting acoustic gypsy jazz on the unique combination of cello and guitar. Shirley Smart, 'one of the UK's best improvising cellists' (The JazzMann) is joined by long-time collaborator Peter Michaels on guitar to present a programme of gypsy and acoustic jazz including original compositions as well as works by Bireli Lagrene, Django Reinhardt and more.

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Merry Hell's Virginia Kettle And The Dreamkeepers

on Thu, 11 May 2017 at Ruthin AllStyles Music Club 7:00pm

Ruthin AllStyles proudly presents... Virginia Kettle. Yes, the very same Virginia Kettle of Merry Hell fame, will be performing an Intimate Concert in the welcoming atmosphere of our cosy little club at the heart of the beautiful Vale of Clwyd. She will be backed by her husband John Kettle plus Nick Davies on Bass and Neil McCartney on violin, and we look forward to a fine blend of covers and original material from this new and exciting Merry Hell side project. The evening will begin with a round of floor spots by a variety of local singers who will deliver a broad mix of Folk, Blues, R&B and Country, followed by two fabulous 45 minute sets from our guests. THE VENUE The function room at The Feathers Inn is 'seated with tables'. There is a separate well stocked bar with guest ales. Tea/coffee available. Disabled access and plenty of nearby parking. And if you want to stay over, The Feathers also has beautifully appointed rooms available at reasonable prices. Doors 7.00pm, music starts at 7.30pm Tickets just £5 (usual concession for regular members when purchased in person on a club night) We are limited to 50 tickets, so get yours NOW

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Leeds City Stompers Play Cafe#9

on Thu, 11 May 2017 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

The red hot blues band, conjuring the spirit of prohibition America. Real 1920s drum kits, slapped double bass, metal resonator guitars from the 1930s and three voicesmaking old sounds in a new way.

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Doncaster Folk Festival 2017

on Fri, 12 May 2017 at Doncaster Ukraine Centre|Doncaster Deaf Trust 7.00pm

DONCASTER FOLK FESTIVAL 2017 Friday 12th-Sun 14th May Our annual folk festival includes concerts and more intimate performances by an excellent line-up of English folk artists. As well as this we have our, now regular, day of dance featuring a number of morris teams in 3 different town centre venues and a variety of singarounds and sessions over the weekend. Our campsite is Doncaster Deaf Trust- http://www.deaf-trust.co.uk/ and is open from 4:00 pm on Friday 12th May until midday Sunday 14th. For further information visit www.doncasterfolkfestival.co.uk or follow us on Facebook. Doors open 30 mins before start of concerts. Venue addresses: Ukrainian Centre Beckett Rd Doncaster DN2 4AD Doncaster Deaf Trust Leger Way Doncaster DN2 6AY

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Phil Beer Band

on Fri, 12 May 2017 at Lowdham Village Hall 7:30pm

Seated event, with cabaret-style seating. Seating plan drawn up a day or two in advance, so let us know if you wish to sit with friends who have bought tickets. BRING YOUR OWN DRINKS - THERE IS NO BAR

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Steve Knightley

on Fri, 12 May 2017 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

In 2017 Steve Knightley will be combining material from ' Off the beaten Track' and 'All at Sea' recordings for his solo 'Landlocked' tour. One half of the evening will feature original and traditional songs of the land and the second half will draw on his nautical themes.

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Sally Barker With Chris Conway & Dan Britton

on Fri, 12 May 2017 at Melton Mowbray Eastwell Village Hall 7:00pm

A seasoned performer and veteran of many music festivals, Sally has recorded six solo albums, with songwriting influences from folk, jazz, blues and soul. As a young widow her music career took a back seat in favour of bringing up her two sons who later persuaded her to enter 'The Voice UK'. She was Tom Jones' finalist on the BBC TV programme in 2014, reducing Sir Tom, and viewers alike, to tears with her flawless performances. She is joined by Dan Britton and Chris Conway from Govannen, one of the UK's finest Celtic music bands.

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Holy Moly & The Crackers

on Fri, 12 May 2017 at Oxford Old Fire Station 7:30pm

Holy Moly & the Crackers are a seven-piece 'Gypsy Folk Rock' ensemble and one of hardest working bands on the circuit with a growing and loyal fan base. Over the last two years they have toured the UK extensively, and made impressive debuts in France, Germany, Holland and Portugal. In 2016 they appeared at 27 festivals, including performances at Glastonbury (Avalon Main Stage), Larmer Tree, Wilderness, Kendal Calling and Towersey. At Towersey they were introduced to the main stage as the festival band of the year, and at Glastonbury they were a Avalon Stage crew highlight: you guys were my (and other crew members) favourite band of the whole festival and also the best to work with and easiest to get set up. You made all the techs jump around behind the mixing desk more than once Influenced by an electric range of folk and popular music they play an exciting and visceral blend of rock, pop, folk, blues, Balkan, klezmer, Ska and reggae. With support from The Deadbeat Apostles Door price £13 Sponsored by Hobgoblin Music

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My Darling Clementine

on Fri, 12 May 2017 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

Doors 7pm. Mix of Standing and seating. Please let us know if you have any additional needs (mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com). Support - 19.50 Main 20.30 Tickets available without booking fee from venue. About My Darling Clementine For what began life as a side project for Michael Weston King & Lou Dalgleish, a labour of love, a homage to the classic country duets, My Darling Clementine is now very much part of the country and Americana landscape, courtesy of 3 albums, over 300 shows and numerous awards The debut album, How Do You Plead? was produced by Neil Brockbank (Nick Lowe, Tift Merritt). It was a highly acclaimed record on both side of the Atlantic Country Music People called it the greatest UK country record ever made and American Songwriter stating it as as authentic as anything out of Nashville or TexasA batch of superb C&W corkers. Such praise led to a US record deal and invitations to appear at the Americana Music Association in Nashville and SXSW in Austin 2013s follow-up, The Reconciliation produced by Colin Eliot (Richard Hawley, Duane Eddy) received similar praise. Uncut exclaimed The husband-and-wife duo serve up more countrified duet thrillson this form, it's a winning formula that looks set to run and run. While in the States CMT Edge featured the standout track The Gospel According to George and Popmatters considered the album as one of their Top 10 Country Albums of 2013. Not ones to rest, the band spent the better part of 2015 collaborating with best selling crime writer Mark Billingham on an audiobook, stage play and album called The Other Half, in which Mark narrates his story to the backdrop of King and Dalgleish's songs. The album, which also featured guest appearances from singer and songwriter Graham Parker and the British actor David Morrissey. A convincing world of barflies, peeling paint and characters on bar stools with very dark secrets. BBC Radio 4 Front Row With The Other Half, My Darling Clementine reaffirms the fact that they are the UK's strongest and most assured purveyors of authentic traditional Americana. A superb collection of stories and songs, it would make Johnny and June proud, while giving the rest of us plenty to cheer about as well. No Depression Into 2016 and they continue to tour the world. The USA in spring, Europe in the summer and autumn, while a new album is being readied for release later in the year.

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Anna & Elizabeth + Eli West

on Fri, 12 May 2017 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

An outstanding double bill of sensational US artists and kindred spirits, with fresh and radical takes on old time traditions: Anna & Elizabeth + Eli West. Having created a huge buzz of excitement with their summer 2016 touring, Anna & Elizabeth is the collaborative project of Elizabeth Laprelle, one of the most sought-after ballad singers of her generation, and Anna Gevalt-Roberts a mesmerizing, talented multi-instrumentalist (fiddle, banjo and guitar) and singer. Both sharing a desire to inspire people with the beautiful soul of Appalachian roots musicwith their captivating mix of ballads, foot-stomping dance tunes, stories and visual art using beautiful illustrative crankies depicting scenes from their singing and storytelling. This May sees the first UK solo outing for monstrously talented Seattle-based multi-instrumentalist and singer Eli West, known for his previous UK touring with Cahalen Morrison. Eli oozes understated talent: a sublime musician! His recent debut solo album, The Both, sees him taking the lead, on electric and acoustic guitars, banjo, and pedal steel, whilst remaining a thoughtful collaborator here with some of his close friends and personal heroes, like jazz great Bill Frisell, new Americana discovery Dori Freeman, and Anna & Elizabeth. 'There's something truly inspiring about this collaboration between 25 year olds from southwest Virginia... and a very special treat for lovers of pure traditional singing and playing, afficionados of the great ballad, and anyone that gets excited witnessing culture carried forward with mastery, love and a profound and real understanding of what makes old material great.' Sing Out Magazine 'These young women follow in the footsteps of many of our idols and mentors who've gone before, and they do them proud.' Alice Gerrard 'They came to NPR and brought many of us to tears with some of the most yearning harmonies I've heard at the Tiny Desk. These songs are given few embellishments sometimes a fiddle is added to a single voice, sometimes a banjo or guitar chimes in but always the power is in the sparseness. If you've never thought your tastes would lean to mountain music, take a deep breath and soak it all in.' Bob Boilen, NPR Music annaandelizabeth.com | elidoes.bandcamp.com

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Lady Maisery

on Fri, 12 May 2017 at London Heath Street Church 7:30pm

In an English folk scene currently bursting with bold and innovative folk music, vocal trio Lady Maisery shine brightly. With their unique approach to harmony singing, intelligent and thoughtful arrangements of both traditional repertoire and original compositions, Hazel Askew, Hannah James and Rowan Rheingans harness and celebrate their united voice. Whether unearthing a feminist twist a traditional tale, delivering a poignant anti-war ballad, or showcasing their immense multi-instrumental talents in original compositions that draw on a myriad of musical influences, Lady Maisery are skilful explorers of the power, beauty and vitality of song. Over the last five years, the trio have toured widely, performing sell-out shows across the UK and Europe. Underpinning every performance are Lady Maisery's distinctive harmonies: sometimes lush and rich, sometimes dark and invigorating, they intertwine with assured precision. The trio are also one of the foremost English proponents of mouth music, or diddling once common in England, and still found across parts of southern and northern Europe, this form of singing without words is a perfect showcase for their sheer musicality. Each also an accomplished instrumentalist, many songs are expertly accompanied by a rich tapestry of Rowan's fiddle, banjo and bansitar, Hazel's harp and concertina and Hannah's accordion and foot percussion Since the release of their debut album in 2011, 'Weave and Spin' (named Album of the Week by the Independent newspaper), Lady Maisery have attracted substantial attention, including being nominated for the Horizon Award at the 2012 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and regularly appearing live on national radio. Their second album 'Mayday' (2013), a darker and more politically coloured record, cemented their growing reputation as a truly unique band on the English folk scene, with five star reviews from the likes of The Financial Times newspaper, music critics called it an album full of ideas, purpose and urgencypowerful, enthralling work (Songlines). Their much anticipated third album Cycle was released in October 2016 with a sell-out 23 date tour and more rave reviews from the national press. The Guardian called it some of the most some of the most exquisite, thrilling vocal harmony work in the English folk scene. Lady Maisery's members are all highly respected performers in their own right: Hannah James is currently touring her first solo show 'Jigdoll' and also plays in folk legend Maddy Prior's trio '3 for Joy'; Rowan Rheingans is half of BBC Radio 2 Folk Award ('Best Original Track' 2016) winning duo The Rheingans Sisters and also plays with BBC Folk Singer of the Year Nancy Kerr & The Sweet Visitor Band. Hazel Askew is well known as a musician and singer in award winning duo Askew Sisters, the early music group The Artisans and has also composed for films. All three are also key members of the English/Scottish supergroup 'Songs of Separation' whose debut album and stunning premiere at Celtic Connections festival pushed them straight into the indie album charts top 20 in January 2016 a very rare accolade British folk!

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The August List (album Launch)

on Fri, 12 May 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

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Wizz Jones

on Fri, 12 May 2017 at London The King's Head - Crouch End 8:00pm

Welcome back, Wizz! Time, once again, for all budding folk-blues pickers to sit at the feet of the master. Kalamazoo nights don't come better than this. The ageless maestro remains a musical marvel. Truly the guitarist's guitarist. The most under-rated of all, according to the legendary Bert Jansch. Unfamiliar with Mr Jones? Well, this is the man who is name-checked as an influence by Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Rod Stewart and Ralph McTell (To a teenage McTell, Wizz was a legend in 1961!). Ralph would say that the likes of Wizz, Alexis Korner and Davy Graham changed the course of popular music in Britain. Wizz's own influences range from Big Bill Broonzy to Muddy Waters and Ramblin' Jack Elliott. After 60 years in the business he inspires new generations with his unique guitar style, eclectic repertoire and a right hand worthy of Broonzy himself.

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Mike O'connor & Barbara Griggs

on Fri, 12 May 2017 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

An evening of top quality traditional English music and self penned Cornish music from the delightful duo, Mike O'Connor and Barbara Griggs. Mike is a superb fiddler and appears on Poldark as a fiddler with the dance band/musicians and he has written some of the incidental music for the TV series too. He has written Cornish based folk operas too. Barbara is a superb harpist and these two superb musicians blend and harmonise their music in a delightful way. Support is from the magnificent voiced Moose Rosser, travelling down from Suffolk to perform for us.

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Willy Porter And Carmen Nickerson

on Fri, 12 May 2017 at Cardiff Snails Delicatessen 7:00pm

Gourmet Gig event - great music served with great food! Porter Nickerson are a duo that embody the best of what live music has to offer: heart, grit, and the kind of raw musicianship that transforms listeners into long-time fans. Willy Porter's searing finger-picking guitar style deftly blends with Carmen Nickerson's lush vocals to create an unforgettable sound that resonates long after the last chord fades.

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Miranda Sykes (solo)

on Sat, 13 May 2017 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:30pm

Show starts 8pm

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3 Daft Monkeys

on Sat, 13 May 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Highlight of Glastonbury Mark Radcliffe BBC2 BEST ALBUM- Spiral Earth (Readers poll) BEST LIVE ACT- Spiral Earth (Readers poll) BEST LIVE ACT- Hancock Awards With Celtic and eastern influences, the 3 Daft Monkeys' dynamic style of world-influenced folk music and infectious dancing rhythms will leave you breathless, enthralled and exhilarated. After experiencing the band's notoriously energetic live performance at Glastonbury Festival last summer, Mark Radcliffe declared them as one of his Highlights of the Festival on BBC TV coverage, and subsequently invited them to play a session on his BBC Radio 2 Folk Show. The band have also performed a live session with Whispering Bob Harris on Radio 2. With their quirky and original approach to music, and their passion, intensity and sheer joy of life, 3 Daft Monkeys have gained themselves a large and loyal cult following. Their music is hard to pigeon-hole, mixing and crossing many musical genres from Celtic, Klezmer, Gypsy, Balkan, Latin, Ska, Dub Reggae, Indie, Rock and even a hint of Shostakovich. Fascinating lyrics of personal and whimsical observations on life, and folk tales both ancient and modern, are told within the swirling layers of their music, all with the essential catchy sing-along chorus. Their latest story-led and theatrical album Of Stones and Bones (Best Album, Spiral Earth Awards) is a collection of old, new and fictional Cornish tales of forbidden love, murder, rebellion, witchcraft and piracy. All delivered with panache and a wicked vein of humour. With a brand new 4-piece line-up, the band weave enchanting melodies with catchy choruses, virtuoso vibrant fiddle, rhythmic 12-string guitar, 6-string bass, bespoke hand-percussion and 4-part vocal harmonies. Their music leads you through a musical journey of the senses and emotions, and the desire to dance is irresistible. 3 Daft Monkeys' famously intense and dynamic live shows lend themselves to venues of all sizes, and audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Their shows are individually tailored to suit their environment, from intimate acoustic story-led performances in small village halls and churches, to dynamic electric festival shows with a guest brass section and VJs. 3 Daft Monkeys have played at a huge number and variety of festivals in the UK, including Fairport Convention's Cropredy, Beautiful Days, Trowbridge Village Pump, Towersey Folk Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival and Boomtown Fair. Their eclectic mix of styles has drawn them a following right across Europe, and the band have headlined festivals in Holland, Germany and France. 3 Daft Monkeys have also recently joined acrobats and circus performers in the new and vibrant boutique busking festival scenes of Switzerland and Italy. The band are: Tim Ashton (Vocals, 12-string guitar, penny whistle) Athene Roberts (Violin, vocals, accordion) Jamie Graham (6-string bass) Rich Mulryne (Bespoke hand percussion kit, vocals) The musicianship- the virtuosity, the song craft, the arrangement- is simply astonishing (Spiral Earth) Varied and stirring acoustic style.. Outstanding fiddle work (The Guardian) Music as joyously life-affirming as this deserves a huge audience (West Briton) A brilliant band I think this is absolutely amazing Mike Harding (BBC Radio 2) A veritable melting pot of styles makes a colourful carnival of sound (fROOTS) Their live show strikes a quality balance of spaced-out dizziness, dance-ability and sophisticated folk music. (Bearded Theory Festival)

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The Jon Palmer Acoustic Band

on Sat, 13 May 2017 at Howden The Shire Hall 7:30pm

The Jon Palmer Acoustic Band is a highly acclaimed 6-piece folk, roots and rock & roll combo based in and around the musically vibrant West Yorkshire market town of Otley. The line-up includes guitars, mandolin, whistle, double bass, violin, and drums. Everyone sings! I never tire of this band, soaring songs, sing-along choruses and passion. Perfect! Do yourself a favour and acquire Live at Otley Courthouse. Do yourself a second favour: go see them at their live best 5 Stars R2 Magazine A blur of hedonistic delight Fatea Showcases Jon Palmer is a very fine songwriter if the band were a heavy electric group they'd be The Levellers, but that would lose the subtlety of the acoustic performance. R2 Magazine (Rock n Reel) Genuinely well written songs Maverick Magazine they explode out of the same box as The Pogues, The Saw Doctors, and The Waterboys a fantastic band The Troubadour Show

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Slim Chance

on Sat, 13 May 2017 at Lewes The Con Club 7:30pm

Slim Chance is a tight band of good friends, which has evolved around three original members of Ronnie's band - Steve Bingham, Charlie Hart and Steve Simpson. They are now regularly joined by Brendan O'Neill, Billy Nicholls, and Geraint Watkins, and together they deliver a unique and entertaining show, both joyous and of a high musical calibre. The Slim Chance extended family consists of a host of wonderful musicians whose contributions will always be greatly appreciated: Jim Cregan, Colin Davey, Alun Davies, Des Horsfall, Malcolm Hoskins, John Lingwood, Frank Mead, Nick Pentelow, Jim Russell, James Walbourne and Graham Walker

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Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby

on Sat, 13 May 2017 at Gillingham Methodist Church 7:30pm

13th May will see the welcome return of Cathryn and Brian to Music at GMC. Brian Willoughby (ex Strawbs) is such an assured guitar player and Cathryn Craig is one of the best singer-songwriters around Cathryn Craig has sung with the Righteous Brothers, Shel Silverstein, Jorma Kaukonnen, Bobby Bare, Garth Brooks and Chet Atkins. Her solo releases include 'Porch Songs' and 'Pigg River Symphony'. Brian Willoughby began his career with Mary Hopkin and played with Strawbs for 25 years. He has worked with Monty Python, New World, Joe Brown, Roger Whittaker, Jim Diamond and Sweet's Brian Connolly.  Strawbs offshoots High Society and gold award-winning The Monks feature Brian on lead guitar. Solo CDs include 'Black & White' and 'Fingers Crossed'. Both Cathryn and Brian have worked with Nanci Griffith. Craig & Willoughby releases include 'I Will' and 'Calling All Angels' and the 'Alice's Song single' is a BBC Radio 2 Spotlight favourite.

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Geoff Lakeman In Concert

on Sat, 13 May 2017 at Holbeton Village Hall 7:00pm

Geoff is a leading exponent of the rare Crane Duet concertina. He performs self-written and West Country songs, English, Irish and Scottish folk and other music as varied as Jimmie Rodgers,the Louvin Brothers, Richard Thompson and Randy Newman. He's also one of the few to play 1920's/ 30's jazz on an authentic 1920's instrument. His smooth tenor vocals and unique concertina accompaniment have won him plaudits and fans over the years but it has only been since retiring from a long career as a Fleet Street Journalist that Geoff has truly spread his wings musically. 2017 sees the release of Geoff's debut album 'After All These Years'. With a stellar line up of musical family and friends it showcases his talents perfectly and illustrates the high regard and affection in which he is held. Steve is a devon based singer songwriter with songs of love, loss, laughter and limestone quarrymen.

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Kisses Sweeter Than Wine - Celebrating 60's American Folk

on Sat, 13 May 2017 at Hayes Free Church 7:30pm

Lilac Sheer's multi-instrumentalist female ensemble present modern acoustic renditions of loved 60's American folk classics from: Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, The Byrds, The Weavers, Peter Paul & Mary, Leonard Cohen and others. Come enjoy and sing along to Where Have All The Flowers Gone, If I Had a Hammer, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Blowin' in the Wind and many more memorable songs of the era. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhHvb0vIP_A Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica Lilac Sheer Violin, Mandolin Claire Roberts Bass Joy Chong Percussion Mally Harpaz

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Diz 'honeybear' Watson + Tony 'groco' Uter

on Sat, 13 May 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 BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Ace Records Artist Diz 'Honeybear' Watson, piano player, singer and entertainer, is a quintessential exponent of New Orleans style piano, and exuberant mix of Barrelhouse, Rhythm and Blues, Rock n Roll, and Boogie Woogie. He recorded the classic 'Bluecoat Man' for Ace Records in 1981, featuring the legendary Lee Allen on saxophone, and in 1995 cut 'Tonky Honk' with Big Jay McNeely. Diz has worked and opened for the likes of Chas and Dave, Clarence 'Frogman' Henry, Alexis Korner, Axel Swingenburger, Dr. John and the Rolling Stones. Charlie Hart (Producer of Bluecoat Man) comments : Diz is a phenomenon, definitely the coolest of Yorkshiremen and a connoisseur of the exotic, his influences are Champion Jack Dupree, all the way to Abdullah Ibrahim. Diz gets the essentially multi-cultural nature of music better than anyone, having absorbed the blues from the inside. Accompanying Diz on most of his solo projects is the Jamaican legend Tony 'Groco' Uter on conga drums, just a mere 87 years old, he has played with just about everyone on the British Blues n Jazz and Carribbean scene, including Ronnie Scott, Dizzy Gillespie, Bob Marley, Rico Rodriguez and currently the poet Linton 'Kwesi' Johnson. As Gaz Mayall says Be there or be somewhere else, especially if you need proof that the spirit of Professor Longhair lives on.

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Cuba And Brazil, Eternal Musical Solidarity

on Sat, 13 May 2017 at London St Ethelburga's, Bishopsgate 7:00pm

Let the Mañana Collective transport you to a Latin-American heaven, whatever the weather! Led by Cuban flautist Jose Zalba-Smith, The Mañana Collective is a powerhouse of Latin rhythm, playing Cuban and Brazilian music together explosively. A volatile, love loaded party bag around every corner, full of beans. An unstoppable expression of joy! The band came about when Jose met some really talented jazz musicians at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. They bonded over their shared love of Latin rhythm and the rest, as they say, is history! Recent performances include CafeJazz Cardiff, Taliesen Arts Centre- Swansea University, Walthamstow Street Festival July 2014/2015, Galeri Caernarfon, North Wales, Brecon Jazz Club Festival, and St James's Church Piccadilly, London featuring former member of the Buena Vista Social Club Orchestra and Afro Cuban All Stars: Javier Zalba. The members: Flautist Jose Zalba-Smith, Pianist James Clark, Bassist Pete Komor, Hand Percussionist Zands Duggan and Drummer Rod Oughton will always bring a concert of moving multi-continental musical mayhem. Food and drink will be available for sale on the night. Doors open at 7pm, Music at 7:30 pm

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Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies

on Sat, 13 May 2017 at Durham Shadforth Village Hall 7:30pm

Jez Lowe received a double nomination in the 2015 BBC Folk Awards for best singer and best new song. Not only he is one of the busiest live performers in the country, but his songs are among the most widely sung. Jez's own long-established band The Bad Pennies (featuring Kate Bramley, Andy May and David De La Haye) continue to attract a huge following. They have toured all over the World but will be appearing in his native County Durham in our village hall. This is guaranteed to be a fantastic evening of music and entertainment.

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An Evening With Jo Burt

on Sat, 13 May 2017 at Castle Cary Caryford Community Hall 6:45pm

An evening with Jo Burt's (Freddie Mercury, The Troggs & Black Sabbath) acoustic show here at Caryford Hall with female backing vocalists Antonia Burt and Niki Atkins, and Martin Atkins on keyboard. This special show comprises acoustic versions of his own songs - and the biggest hits that have shaped his career. The performance will start at 7.30pm.

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Tradarrr Album Launch

on Sat, 13 May 2017 at Ebbesbourne Wake Village Hall 7:15pm

TRADarr in concert to launch their new album. Their only date in the south and west of England!

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Chloe Foy

on Sat, 13 May 2017 at Salford The Eagle Inn 7:30pm

We're delighted to be helping Chloe Foy release her new EP, Are We There Yet? Chloe Foy writes a brand of melodic, homegrown pop that has been likened to such artists as Laura Marling and Sharon Van Etten. Her songs are imbued with lyrical and textural inflections evocative of much of the music she loves taking inspiration from classical music as much as wider trends within British and American Indie pop, Chloe's music comprises of carefully constructed arrangements that delicately compliment her cryptic lyrics. Chloe's most recent single, In The Middle Of The Night, received generous support from Steve Lamacq on his BBC Radio 2 & 6 shows, as well as favourable reviews from mainstream media across the country. The single has generated over one million plays on Spotify, being featured on two popular playlists Stress Buster and The Most Beautiful Songs in the World. After taking a year out to write, Chloe has returned to the live scene with a refreshing new sound and forthcoming EP Are We There Yet? 'Enchanting vocals and mature songwriting from this wonderful, rising talent' Thank Folk For That

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Northsyde - Hot Blues & Chilli Night

on Sat, 13 May 2017 at Sandwich Fleur de Lis 7:00pm

Following the huge success of our first Hot Blues & Chilli night with the Robin Bibi band, we bring you the mighty 'NORTHSYDE' a band you simply cannot miss!! All for £8 including a bowl of Jan's Chilli! Also remember our ticket & accommodation deal, 20% discount on our room rates for the weekend. So if you are a Northsyde fan who lives far from Sandwich why not come here for the weekend see the band and explore our beautiful Medievel town. (Call 01304 611131 for accommodation deal) Doors 7pm show starts 8.30pm

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All The Wild Folk With The Curst Sons

on Sat, 13 May 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

The Curst Sons have been playing their powerful stripped back take on early American traditional music since 1998. Performing mainly original material with a few distinctive arrangements of traditional songs they have released six CDs -and one 10 vinyl EP on their own Curst Mountain label. Over the years they have played venues ranging from tiny country pubs to festival main stages, appeared on several local radio shows and recorded two live sessions on the much missed Mark Lamarr BBC Radio 2 show. They were runners up in the 2013 International Song Writing Competition, nominated for Best Alt Country Album in the 10th Independent Music Awards 2011 and for Best Americana Act in the British Country Music Awards 2010. The band are: Tim Dunkerley (slide guitar, mandolin, vocals). Tim's interest in music was first awakened by his father's tales of wild living in a harmonica band on the minesweeper HMS Hound. Loath to leave his nautical background Tim coast hopped east from his Portsmouth home and soon washed up on the beach at Brighton. He is also a teacher/ facilitator with Unified Rhythm, a samba/fusion marching band for young adults, including those with learning difficulties. Willi Kerr (vocals, percussion). Born on Mersea Island on the marshy fringes of Essex, Willi abandoned his agricultural roots and took to the sinful ways of the city. Diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma (an incurable cancer of the bone marrow) in 1998 he was given 6 days to live. Being a cantankerous old cuss he decided that this was the perfect time to re-launch his musical career, and The Curst Sons were born. Thanks to the healing power of hillbilly music he is now in the rudest of health. Dave (Specky) Simner (banjo, lead guitar, vocals). Raised in the Black Country on a diet of heavy metal and motorbikes Dave fled south till he hit the coast. He lost the long hair and leather jacket and soon became entangled in the Brighton music scene. He has played in more bands than he can remember and somehow took up the banjo. He also plays with his own 60's R&B outfit The Spectones, and in his day job leads music sessions for adults with learning disabilities.

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Kisses Sweeter Than Wine - Celebrating 60's American Folk

on Sat, 13 May 2017 at Hayes Free Church 7:30pm

Lilac Sheer's multi-instrumentalist female ensemble present modern acoustic renditions of loved 60's American folk classics from: Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, The Byrds, The Weavers, Peter Paul & Mary, Leonard Cohen and others. Come enjoy and sing along to Where Have All The Flowers Gone, If I Had a Hammer, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Blowin' in the Wind and many more memorable songs of the era. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhHvb0vIP_A Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica Lilac Sheer Violin, Mandolin Claire Roberts Bass Joy Chong Percussion Mally Harpaz

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Papa Truck

on Sat, 13 May 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 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Papa Truck is a popular bluegrass band who have been performing together for over 10 years. They have recorded three albums, 'Papa Truck', 'Stand Out Of The Shade' and 'Further Down The Road' which has just been released. They have taken American Bluegrass music and added their own British spin and individual influences to make what they call "British Bluegrass". Proud to be a band that perform original music they have played in both the local area and abroad, performing at Bluegrass and other music venues and festivals around the UK.

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An Evening With Dror Kessler

on Sat, 13 May 2017 at Wirksworth Coach House Studios 7:30pm

Singer Songwriter (Israel) Preacher for Humanity and Autarky An evening of original music, story telling and somewhat obscure covers (Americana, folk). Starts 20:00 (Bar onsite) eve.drorkessler.com www.carolfieldhousemusic.com

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Lowri Evans And Lee Mason

on Sat, 13 May 2017 at Water Yeat Village Hall 7:30pm

WATER YEAT VILLAGE HALL A little bit of everything from this Welsh Singing Songwriting duo that Radio 2's Bob Harris considers as "Two of my absolute favourite artists". Join them on the 2nd night of their 18 event UK Tour! Cabaret Style seating, No Bar, bring your own treats & tipples. Find us off A5084 to Coniston (sat. nav. LA12 8DJ)

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Meic Stevens Ac Elidir Glyn

on Sat, 13 May 2017 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

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The Little Unsaid

on Sun, 14 May 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Simon Kempston

on Sun, 14 May 2017 at Doncaster Brewery and Tap 4:30pm

Simon Kempston returns to Doncaster Brewery & Tap due to popular demand. Simon is 'one of Scotland's best songwriters' (The Sunday Herald) and leading fingerstyle guitarists. His original, distinctive guitar playing is founded upon a complex, finger-picking style which technically reveals his classical training yet is steeped in the history of the folk, blues and celtic traditions and is complemented by Simon's rich, powerful and compelling clipped vocal style. Simon is a powerful and intense live performer, and his true passion for music and song shines through in his acclaimed shows. He has performed at scores of esteemed venues and festivals in 27 European countries and Canada, including the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Maryport Blues Festival, the Glasgow Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scott's, Celtic Connections, Sligo Live and Fairport Convention's Cropredy Festival amongst many others.

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The Kennedys

on Sun, 14 May 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Pete and Maura Kennedy first toured the UK as members of Nanci Griffith's Blue Moon Orchestra, during Nanci's "Other Voices, Other Rooms" period. Their work onstage and in the studio with Ms. Griffith led to daily interaction with Americana legends including Steve Earle, Guy Clark, Emmylou Harris and John Prine. By the time, they began touring England on their own, they were deeply steeped in all things Americana, having learned from the true sources, on the back roads of the American South and West. Once again, they bring their soulful energy to the intimate confines of The Kitchen Garden.

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Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 14 May 2017 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Club regulars will be familiar with our pal Jimmy Aldridge who often visits and treats us to some gorgeous clawhammer banjo playing. Tonight he's bringing his pal Sid Goldsmith with whom he just happens to make a highly acclaimed folk duo who play traditional and original music of the British Isles. Over the last three years they have built a reputation on the UK folk scene for arresting and moving performances. The songs themselves are always given centre stage but they are brought to life with sensitive musical arrangements and stunning vocals. There is an integrity that shines through their performances and a common thread of political struggle, resistance, and justice. They have been heavily influenced by the songs and singers of East Anglia, where they both grew up, but their music also reflects the diversity of voices within the folk world. A limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You may 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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Threepenny Bit / Xogara / The Rivers

on Sun, 14 May 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:00pm

Threepenny Bit Hampshire-based Threepenny Bit are an example of how traditional dance tunes and contemporary sounds can be blended into a fresh interpretation of folk music. This dynamic eight-piece band combines a group of diehard folkies with some of the finest young jazz and classical musicians in the south. They play bold arrangements of traditional and original tunes with infectious stage energy. "Bursting with energy" - The Telegraph Xogara From Wales, Galicia, and the West Country, this dynamic, eclectic Oxford-based four-piece are probably the finest purveyors of Anglo-Cymraeg-Galego tradition you'll hear all night "Young" - Oxford Folk Club The Rivers The Rivers are a brand new Oxford-based vocal group performing stunning arrangements of contemporary artists from Joni Mitchell and Massive Attack to Imogen Heap.

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Lily Dior

on Sun, 14 May 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. -------- One of Australia's most exciting voices Lily Dior brings her unique blend of Jazz and Soul to the Green Note stage for the first time. Rich in musicality, sonorous tones and soulful compositions Dior is a captivating live performer.

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Steve Ashley

on Sun, 14 May 2017 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

A masterful writer of meaningful songs, powerful and rewarding covering matters of consequence.

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The Foxglove Trio And Solasta

on Mon, 15 May 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 Foxglove Trio is a group of multi-instrumentalists who perform mostly traditional songs from around the British Isles in English and Welsh. Gathering material from sessions, published song collections and contemporary artists, these talented musicians are making a name for themselves on the UK folk scene for their beautiful harmonies, creative new arrangements and engaging live performances. Solasta are an outstanding new folk ensemble who are fast building a name for themselves on the back of their inventive arrangements, unique sound and exhilarating live performances. Comprised of award-winning fiddler Elisabeth Flett, cellist Hannah Thomas and guitarist Jamie Leeming, their dynamic interpretations of Celtic based material are rooted firmly in tradition,

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Nashville In The Round, Feat. Sarah Darling + Jenn Bostic + Michael Logen

on Mon, 15 May 2017 at London The Old Queen's Head 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ NASHVILLE IN THE ROUND A taste of Nashville returns to the UK in May 2017. Nashville in the Round will comprise three Nashville resident and wonderful performing together and individually whilst supporting each other. An evening in the style of the Nashville's famous Bluebird Café as Sarah Darling, Jenn Bostic and Michael Logen come together. Over her career Sarah Darling has released several albums with 1/2 a million downloads worldwide and two number 1 videos on CMT and GAC. Her biggest hit, 'Home to Me' lead to performances on Conan O'Brien, Fox & friends, and opening for artists like Carrie Underwood and Kacey Musgraves. The dream of playing the Grand Ole Opry came pass Feb 2011, when Sarah debuted. Her next Grand Ole Opry appearance will mark her 82nd performance on the historic stage. Darling is getting ready to release new music this spring. She recently supported chart topping duo Ward Thomas on their UK tour. http://www.sarahdarling.com/ Jenn Bostic is a Minnesota native, currently residing in Nashville, Tennessee. Her emotive songwriting and powerful vocals have been touching hearts around the world. Jealous of the Angels, a song written for her late father, allowed her to connect and empathize with her fans in a remarkable way. Jealous of the Angels, produced by Barrett Yeretsian was discovered by Smooth Radio's Simon Bates, where the song immediately jumped into the station's Top 10 Most Played. The song was soon playlisted on BBC Radio 2, and after a live performance on BBC Breakfast it went #1 in the UK. In 2012, Bostic received 5 Independent Country Music Association Awards including "Best Female Artist," and "Best Songwriter. She has performed across the US, as well as the UK and Germany, including venues such as The Grand Ole Opry, The Ryman Auditorium, and Jazz at Lincoln Center. She has opened for artists such as The Band Perry, Eric Paslay, Randy Travis and Christian Kane. June 1, 2015, Bostic released her third album Faithful. Debuting on popular UK television programme Songs of Praise, with a release concert in London, a one month tour of Germany, and full band tour in the United States, Faithful has already begun impacting people around the world. www.jennbostic.com Michael Logen was raised on America's hard-luck song-canon of folk and traditional country, heartfelt and authentic music. Growing up in a Mennonite home in the beautiful, historic town of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, he learned to play guitar, piano and harmonica during informal living-room jam sessions with friends and family. He cut his musical teeth on the songs his Dad loved: Simon and Garfunkel, Tom Paxton, Gordon Lightfoot as well as Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash. Michael's songs have been recorded by, and often co-written with, many other artists including Kelly Clarkson, Mat Kearney, Jonny Lang, Brandon Heath, The Greencards, Paul Carrack, Will Hoge and Sister Hazel, to name but a few. His songs have also been featured on several TV shows including Nashville (ABC) and, Parenthood (NBC). Michael has performed throughout North America as well as Ireland, England, The Netherlands, Germany, France, Spain and Italy, opening for such artists as John Hiatt, Sarah Jarosz, John Legend, India.Arie, Jonny Lang and Mat Kearney. http://www.michaellogen.com/home

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Martin Simpson

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

Widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world, Martin's interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces of storytelling. His solo shows are intense, eclectic, spellbinding and deeply moving. This will be a unique chance to experience a true world class performer in an intimate club setting. Booking will be essential.

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Throes + The Shine

on Mon, 15 May 2017 at London Rich Mix 7:00pm

Throes + The Shine embody both adventure and vitality. They are in fact two bands that started out by mixing rock 'n roll (Throes from Porto) with Kuduro (The Shine from Luanda, Angola) and their fusion now spans genres and influences that are spread out through a multitude of cultures. The band use every ounce of their creativity to build an infectious steaming live show that combines the energy of Buraka Som Sistema and Skip & Die with the rhythmic madness of Meridian Brothers. It comes with a party guarante Their latest album Wanga features guest appearances from such global notables as Pierre Kwenders, La Yegros, and Da Chick. Wanga means 'spell' in the Angolan dialect of Kimbundu. Throes + The Shine intend to put you under one. Part of Serious Space serious.org.uk/seriousspace

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Anna & Elizabeth

on Tue, 16 May 2017 at Bath St James Wine Vaults 8:00pm

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Eli West

on Tue, 16 May 2017 at Leeds Oporto 7:30pm

Well-known for his work with Cahalen Morrison, Tim O'Brien, Jayme Stone and more, the Seattle-based singer and multi-instrumentalist oozes understated talent. We recently witnessed both Martin Simpson and Richard Hawley utterly floored by his skill. Truly a sublime musician! Eli's recent debut solo album, The Both, sees him taking the lead, on electric and acoustic guitars, banjo, and pedal steel, whilst remaining a thoughtful collaborator here with some of his close friends and personal heroes, like jazz great Bill Frisell, new Americana discovery Dori Freeman, and Anna & Elizabeth. The album focuses on the story of his two grandfathers; one a decorated WWII prisoner of war, the other a Brethren preacher and peace advocate. They couldn't have differed more, but together they shared a family. In this spirit, the theme of the album is duality: the first half showcases carefully built arrangements of six American folk songs, the second revisits these as instrumental passages, revealing new sides to the other.

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Madison Violet

on Tue, 16 May 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Madison Violet are an award winning, multi-instrumentalist duo from Toronto, Canada. Brenley MacEachern and Lisa MacIsaac have recently released 'The Knight Sessions' their new album that returns to their much loved rootsy/Americana sound.

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John Doyle

on Tue, 16 May 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

We welcome back Irish guitar wizard John Doyle, Name many of the most notable recordings and/or performers in Irish music and it's a fair bet that John Doyle had something to do with them. Liz Carroll, Eileen Ivers, Karan Casey, Solas, Michael Black, Mary Black, the trio of McCusker, McGoldrick and Doyle; and now Usher's Island (Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny, Mike McGoldrick, Paddy Glackin and John Doyle) - a veritable who's who of the greatest names in Irish music. These are just a very few of the stellar artists for whom John Doyle's signature guitar sound, singing or song writing is essential. Impossibly in demand in the studio and on the road, immensely talented and blessed with an acute ear, a wicked sense of rhythm and seemingly endless stream of magic in his playing, composing, performing and producing, John Doyle is solidly establishing himself as one of the most versatile, creative and prolific voices in folk and traditional Irish music. "A complete rhythm section all on his own" (Chicago Tribune). "More talent than anybody deserves to have all to themselves" (Philadelphia News). "Doyle on guitar has risen to a level occupied by him alone. No one in Irish traditional music is a better guitarist than him right now. (The Wall Street Journal).

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Maarja Nuut & Hendrik Kaljujärv

on Tue, 16 May 2017 at London Rich Mix 7:00pm

Hailing from Northern Estonia, fiddler/singer Maarja Nuut combines traditional dance tunes, songs, and stories with live electronics to create an intricate layered soundscape in a space where minimalism and experimental music meet the village musical traditions of pre-war Europe. In her performance, Maarja searches for a lively and relaxed state like a cat poised to leap. Released in Spring 2016, her second album Une Meeles explores the boundary between reality and dreams and was named one of the top 10 albums of 2016 by fRoots. The album was also picked by Songlines for their Top of the World accolade. For her performance as part of Serious Space Maarja will be working with electronic musician Hendrik Kaljujärv, an exclusive to her London date. Support comes from Archivist. Following on from the critically acclaimed self-titled debut EP, which saw support from Noisey, Dummy, The 405, Q Magazine, Radio 1, Radio 6 and more; the release of 2017's Memo Ep marks a strong return for songwriter Ed Begley aka Archivist, who is now surrounded by a wealth of heavyweight talent when performing live. The union of these like-minded musicians yields a sound with huge pop sensibilities and a definitively British experimental sound that has ethereal, independent flare - with powerful glistening synths, intricate drums, evocative falsetto vocals and heavy grooves. For this particular show at Rich Mix - Ed has formed a trio and will be joined by longtime drummer Pete Ibbetson (Rosie Lowe/Valerie June) and special guest Tom Herbert (The Invisible) on bass. Part of Serious Space serious.org.uk/seriousspace

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The Kennedys

on Tue, 16 May 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Pete and Maura Kennedy first met at the legendary Continental Club in Austin, Texas. Their first date was a road trip to Buddy Holly's grave, and their first touring gig was as members of Nanci Griffith's Blue Moon Orchestra. As a songwriting and performing duo, they've traveled the highways and backroads of America for over two decades, and they've released over a dozen CDs of lryical, rocking roots music with a contagious vibe of uplift and encouragement.

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Eabhal Plus Support

on Tue, 16 May 2017 at Leeds Hyde Park Book Club 7:30pm

EABHAL join us in Leeds as part of their spring tour. Support TBC. Full of energy and bold ideas but firmly grounded in the Scottish & Gaelic tradition, Eabhal are one of Scotland's brightest up and coming bands that continue to evolve our music. - Angus Lyon (Blazin' Fiddles) "These guys can charm the birds from the trees or raise the roof at the drop of a hat! Expect Scottish tradition but with a drive and a passion that will astonish and lift even a cheap dram to high spirits!" - Allen Valley's Folk Festival Eabhal are hitting the road again for Spring and are bringing their Hebridean-born, highly charged music down to Newcastle for a night of absolute craic! Playing folk music from Scotland, Ireland, Europe and further, alongside self-penned tunes, they have a unique sound that demonstrates their collective musical ethos. The band have been working with singer and 'Dansi' frontman Wilf Stone on a new set of soulful, primal and socially-conscious material.

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Ags Connolly (uk) And Pat Reedy (usa) Tour Leytonstone

on Tue, 16 May 2017 at London Luna Lounge 7:00pm

Two of today's best country singer-songwriters form a trans-Atlantic partnership for a new UK Tour this Spring. Oxfordshire's Ags Connolly teams up with Nashville's Pat Reedy to play solo and together and backed by local purveyors of honky-tonk, East Lonesome Drifters. Doors at 7pm with live music at 815pm. Ags Connolly is a traditional country singer-songwriter from Oxfordshire. His latest album 'Nothin' Unexpected was released in February 2017. Country Music People says--The closest we've ever come to an English Willie Nelson. As a live performer, Ags has headlined shows across the UK, Europe and the US while also appearing at several major UK festivals. He has also opened for various international artists including Rosanne Cash. Ags has recorded songs for Bob Harris's 'Under The Apple Tree' sessions, while being championed from various quarters including The Guardian and BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz. In 2016, Country Music People magazine named his song 'When Country Was Proud' as one of the top 50 country songs from the last 30 years. Music and more info can be found at agsconnolly.com Pat Reedy is the front man of Pat Reedy & The Longtime Goners, an independent country band based, at varying times, in Nashville and New Orleans. Their critically-acclaimed album 'Highway Bound' was released in 2016. Saving Country Music says,Reedy will take you on a journey of broken hearts, soul searching, and adventure for the sake of adventure. Reedy has toured the US for the past eight years playing festivals, bars, venues and listening rooms. Although normally backed by the Longtime Goners, his shows are known for their energy, honesty and humour whatever the line-up. This is his first trip to the UK and Ireland. Support from east London's East Lonesome Drifters.

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Jenn Grant

on Wed, 17 May 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jenn Grant's Paradise is the most adventurous and deliberate work she's ever done. Following 2015's Juno nominations of Triple A Album Of The Year and Songwriter Of The Year for Compostela, Grant and husband Daniel Ledwell took a year in their home studio to craft an album of melodic beauty and sonic diversity. Grant displays the nuanced soulfulness in her voice, and touches on folk, R&B, and rock balladry. Paradise is the result of a talented, experienced musician employing all her abilities to lengths never before heard.

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Chris Cleverley Band

on Wed, 17 May 2017 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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The Lowest Pair

on Wed, 17 May 2017 at Portsmouth The Square Tower 7:15pm

Rarely have we heard such beautiful music so perfectly performed! (Brookfield Knights) We're so chuffed to announce yet another corker of a show for you!! Bluegrass / Ole Timey duo The Lowest Pair have been building up an impressive Stateside head of steam since combining in 2013 to embark on their incredible musical journey, and here at Square Toots towers we're thrilled to say that we have managed to secure one of the dates on their upcoming UK tour. If you've heard this wonderful duo already then you'll know exactly why we're so excited. Kendl Winter, born in Arkansas, moved to Olympia, Washington after high school, drawn to the evergreen forests and the lively and thriving music scene. She put three solo records out on Olympia's indie label, K Records, and performed in nationally-touring northwest string bands before beginning The Lowest Pair in 2013 with Palmer T. Lee. Palmer built his first banjo when he was 19 from pieces he serendipitously inherited. Shortly after deciding songwriting would be the most effective and enjoyable medium for his musings, he began cutting his teeth fronting Minneapolis string bands and touring the midwest festival circuit, which is where he and Kendl first met, on the banks of the Mississippi. Both of us studied roots music and traditional banjo techniques, three finger and clawhammer. We started there and then from our understanding of them have diverged, perhaps because of our own limitations, and probably because we both tend to err on creative. Even when we are attempting to recreate old sounds, we can't help but have our own twist on it. We approach our instruments as vehicles to explore poetry, song, and melody and have kind of been making up our own sounds in the places where we couldn't find ones that seemed to fit or make sense to us. We recorded our first album (36cents) in Dave Simonett's basement a month after we began playing together, and our second (The Sacred Heart Sessions) , a year later, in a beautiful old church in Duluth, MN. - Kendl In 2015, while touring in support of their 2nd critically acclaimed album The Sacred Heart Sessions, they continued to write and found themselves with more new songs than they needed for their planned follow-up, deciding ambitiously that two collections should be released together. The new records, Fern Girl And Ice Man and Uncertain As It Is Uneven, could be viewed as windows into their growing and changing world. The latter stays the course of their previous releases, being focussed on stripped down, intimate arrangements to support their timeless songwriting and haunting vocals. Fern Girl is a more moody and adventurous exploration of new sounds, new studio production directions, and what it might sound like to be supported by a full band, while keeping one foot planted in the rootsy aesthetics which drew then together. When the albums were simultaneously released in the UK, the reaction was enthusiastic and instantaneous. Respected writer Mike Morrison described them as a huge breath of fresh air at the American Roots UK website, while the hugely influential Lonesome Highway called them a musical marriage made in heaven. Acoustic magazine's Julian Piper said they were incredibly atmospheric and Folk Radio UK labelled it music for sunshine and mint juleps! The Lowest Pair are going to sound incredible in our beautifully historic old venue, and tickets for this one will be flying out so as always we'd recommend you getting yours sooner rather than later so you don't miss what's going to be a very special night! More information at www.squarerootspromotions.co.uk

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Eli West

on Wed, 17 May 2017 at York The Basement 7:30pm

Well-known for his work with Cahalen Morrison, Tim O'Brien, Jayme Stone and more, the Seattle-based singer and multi-instrumentalist oozes understated talent. We recently witnessed both Martin Simpson and Richard Hawley utterly floored by his skill. Truly a sublime musician! Eli's recent debut solo album, The Both, sees him taking the lead, on electric and acoustic guitars, banjo, and pedal steel, whilst remaining a thoughtful collaborator here with some of his close friends and personal heroes, like jazz great Bill Frisell, new Americana discovery Dori Freeman, and Anna & Elizabeth. The album focuses on the story of his two grandfathers; one a decorated WWII prisoner of war, the other a Brethren preacher and peace advocate. They couldn't have differed more, but together they shared a family. In this spirit, the theme of the album is duality: the first half showcases carefully built arrangements of six American folk songs, the second revisits these as instrumental passages, revealing new sides to the other.

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Oumou Sangare

on Wed, 17 May 2017 at London Village Underground 7:00pm

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Madison Violet

on Wed, 17 May 2017 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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The Furrow Collective (start Time 7.30pm)

on Wed, 17 May 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Please note this event starts at 7.30pm. The Furrow Collective is a critically acclaimed English/Scottish quartet consisting of four distinctive and talented performers Lucy Farrell, Rachel Newton, Emily Portman and Alasdair Roberts. They formed in 2013, drawn together by a shared love of traditional song and balladry and an open, intuitive approach to collaboration. The focus is upon material from English and Scottish sources, occasionally looking further afield in the quest for intriguing songs. Together, they create spine-tingling four-part harmony accompanied by harp, guitar, viola, concertina, piano, banjo, fiddles and musical saw. The band received a nomination for Best Group and Best Traditional Track in the 2015 BBC Radio Two Folk Awards for their debut album At Our Next Meeting, 'A bravely sparse and compelling new take on traditional songs... A quietly classy young folk band' The Guardian

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The Furrow Collective (start Time 7.30pm)

on Wed, 17 May 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Please note this event starts at 7.30pm. The Furrow Collective is a critically acclaimed English/Scottish quartet consisting of four distinctive and talented performers Lucy Farrell, Rachel Newton, Emily Portman and Alasdair Roberts. They formed in 2013, drawn together by a shared love of traditional song and balladry and an open, intuitive approach to collaboration. The focus is upon material from English and Scottish sources, occasionally looking further afield in the quest for intriguing songs. Together, they create spine-tingling four-part harmony accompanied by harp, guitar, viola, concertina, piano, banjo, fiddles and musical saw. The band received a nomination for Best Group and Best Traditional Track in the 2015 BBC Radio Two Folk Awards for their debut album At Our Next Meeting, 'A bravely sparse and compelling new take on traditional songs... A quietly classy young folk band' The Guardian

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The Furrow Collective (start Time 7.30pm)

on Wed, 17 May 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Please note this event starts at 7.30pm. The Furrow Collective is a critically acclaimed English/Scottish quartet consisting of four distinctive and talented performers Lucy Farrell, Rachel Newton, Emily Portman and Alasdair Roberts. They formed in 2013, drawn together by a shared love of traditional song and balladry and an open, intuitive approach to collaboration. The focus is upon material from English and Scottish sources, occasionally looking further afield in the quest for intriguing songs. Together, they create spine-tingling four-part harmony accompanied by harp, guitar, viola, concertina, piano, banjo, fiddles and musical saw. The band received a nomination for Best Group and Best Traditional Track in the 2015 BBC Radio Two Folk Awards for their debut album At Our Next Meeting, 'A bravely sparse and compelling new take on traditional songs... A quietly classy young folk band' The Guardian

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Julie Felix

on Wed, 17 May 2017 at Epping St. John the Baptist Church 7:00pm

Julie Felix needs little or no introduction as one of the living legends on the Folk / World Music circuit. Internationally renowned and with several long running series on the BBC behind her where she is recognised as having discovered and introduced the late Leonard Cohen to the British music scene. A rare opportunity to see her live in Epping at any time. Supported by another legend in the making... Saskia Griffiths Moore whom you will be queuing up to see long into the future as she carves her name as a new Felix. These two together are a formidable line-up. Don't miss them whatever you do!

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Gwdihw Presents Toby Hay 'the Gathering' Release Show

on Wed, 17 May 2017 at Cardiff Gwdihw 7:30pm

Gwdihw are delighted to welcome an intricate evening of masterful melodies & captivating contemporary Folk as we bring back the magical Toby Hay ahead of his debut LP, 'The Gathering'. Toby Hay manages to marry craft and melody like few others in contemporary Welsh Folk. His appreciation of the melancholic and melodic voice of his guitar lies in the melding of experimental picking style but one that conjures elemental power and grace. For fans of John Renbourne, Bert Jansch or modern folk like The Gentle Good, this will be unmissable. With support from David Ian Roberts & Sky Barkers. "The tracks of this album quick-fingered, deep-felt open landscapes in the mind's eye. It feels, listening to them, as if they have a little of the power the power that linguists call 'illocutionary' and magicians call 'conjuring' to summon things into being, or bring pasts briefly back to life. Place, memory, nature, loss and dreamed-of geographies are the subjects of this beautiful music: that gathering of feelings that go by 'hiraeth'. There is a sadness at what has gone here, but not a nostalgia. The world's dew gleams on this music, but the world's dust swirls through it too.

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Carousel Sessions Present: John Doyle & The Foghorn Stringband

on Wed, 17 May 2017 at Manchester Chorlton Irish Club 7:30pm

We have a double header for this Carousel Session as we have the return of John Doyle and also The Foghorn Stringband. John Doyle's gifts as guitarist and vocalist have played an essential role in the ongoing renaissance of Irish traditional music. Now living in the states, John was the recent musical director for Joan Baez and toured with her for 2 years. One half of the stellar duo Liz Carroll and John Doyle, he is also a founding member of the internationally acclaimed Irish group Solas. The Foghorn Stringband is the present day gold standard for real-deal hard-hitting genuine old-time American string band music, with eight albums, thousands of shows, over 15 years of touring under their belts, and an entirely new generation of roots musicians following their lead. American roots music is a diverse and never-ending well of inspiration, and Foghorn Stringband continually and obsessively draws from old-time, bluegrass, classic country, and Cajun music traditions in an ongoing quest to present a broad span of American historical music with an unparalleled youthful energy, joy, and virtuosity. The Foghorn Stringband is comprised four master performers and historians: Caleb Klauder (vocals, mandolin, fiddle) From Orcas Island, Washington Reeb Willms (vocals, guitar) From rural Farmer, Washington Nadine Landry (vocals, upright bass) From the Gaspé Coast, Eastern Quebec Stephen 'Sammy' Lind (vocals, fiddle, banjo) From Minneapolis, Minnesota Each member of Foghorn Stringband exemplifies the best of the roots music traditions from their respective native cultures. Caleb Klauder's wistful, keening vocals and rapid-fire mandolin picking are as influenced by Southern roots music as much as they are by his upbringing in the sea islands of coastal Washington State. Reeb Willms hails from the wind swept Eastern farmlands of Washington. Her musical family and rural upbringing are are on display with every note she sings and every heart she breaks. Nadine Landry's roots lie in the rural backroads of Acadian Québec, and her high lonesome vocals have delighted audiences the world over. Her earth-shaking bass playing is the rumbling backbone of the Foghorn sound. Minnesotan Stephen 'Sammy' Lind, simply put, is the old-time fiddler of his generation whose tone and voice are as old as the same hills that gave birth to this music. Together, these four have forged a sound like no other. In performance, Foghorn Stringband gather around one microphone, balancing their music on the fly, and playing with an intense, fiery abandon. To the band, this music is as relevant today as it was at it's birth a century ago. They see themselves not only as cultural revivalists, but also as historians and fans of this music. Their performances and recordings are a joyful celebration of music from a bygone era that still holds the power to delight audiences worldwide. The band's repertoire has expanded greatly in the past 15 years. They are as comfortable playing music at a neighborhood square dance as they are stirring a festival audience to a frenzy. Old time dance tunes rub shoulders with Cajun waltzes, vintage honky tonk country, and classic bluegrass.and it's all rendered into a cohesive whole. Foghorn Stringband can often be found after a performance in a local pub or club continuing to play with equal energy and joy late into the night. They're obsessed, and that obsession rings true with every note they play and every song they sing. You'll see. There's Foghornand there's everybody else. Tickets are £14 for adults £7 for Under 16 Plus Booking Fee's.

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Carousel Sessions Present: John Doyle & The Foghorn Stringband

on Wed, 17 May 2017 at Manchester Chorlton Irish Club 7:30pm

We have a double header for this Carousel Session as we have the return of John Doyle and also The Foghorn Stringband. John Doyle's gifts as guitarist and vocalist have played an essential role in the ongoing renaissance of Irish traditional music. Now living in the states, John was the recent musical director for Joan Baez and toured with her for 2 years. One half of the stellar duo Liz Carroll and John Doyle, he is also a founding member of the internationally acclaimed Irish group Solas. The Foghorn Stringband is the present day gold standard for real-deal hard-hitting genuine old-time American string band music, with eight albums, thousands of shows, over 15 years of touring under their belts, and an entirely new generation of roots musicians following their lead. American roots music is a diverse and never-ending well of inspiration, and Foghorn Stringband continually and obsessively draws from old-time, bluegrass, classic country, and Cajun music traditions in an ongoing quest to present a broad span of American historical music with an unparalleled youthful energy, joy, and virtuosity. The Foghorn Stringband is comprised four master performers and historians: Caleb Klauder (vocals, mandolin, fiddle) From Orcas Island, Washington Reeb Willms (vocals, guitar) From rural Farmer, Washington Nadine Landry (vocals, upright bass) From the Gaspé Coast, Eastern Quebec Stephen 'Sammy' Lind (vocals, fiddle, banjo) From Minneapolis, Minnesota Each member of Foghorn Stringband exemplifies the best of the roots music traditions from their respective native cultures. Caleb Klauder's wistful, keening vocals and rapid-fire mandolin picking are as influenced by Southern roots music as much as they are by his upbringing in the sea islands of coastal Washington State. Reeb Willms hails from the wind swept Eastern farmlands of Washington. Her musical family and rural upbringing are are on display with every note she sings and every heart she breaks. Nadine Landry's roots lie in the rural backroads of Acadian Québec, and her high lonesome vocals have delighted audiences the world over. Her earth-shaking bass playing is the rumbling backbone of the Foghorn sound. Minnesotan Stephen 'Sammy' Lind, simply put, is the old-time fiddler of his generation whose tone and voice are as old as the same hills that gave birth to this music. Together, these four have forged a sound like no other. In performance, Foghorn Stringband gather around one microphone, balancing their music on the fly, and playing with an intense, fiery abandon. To the band, this music is as relevant today as it was at it's birth a century ago. They see themselves not only as cultural revivalists, but also as historians and fans of this music. Their performances and recordings are a joyful celebration of music from a bygone era that still holds the power to delight audiences worldwide. The band's repertoire has expanded greatly in the past 15 years. They are as comfortable playing music at a neighborhood square dance as they are stirring a festival audience to a frenzy. Old time dance tunes rub shoulders with Cajun waltzes, vintage honky tonk country, and classic bluegrass.and it's all rendered into a cohesive whole. Foghorn Stringband can often be found after a performance in a local pub or club continuing to play with equal energy and joy late into the night. They're obsessed, and that obsession rings true with every note they play and every song they sing. You'll see. There's Foghornand there's everybody else. Tickets are £14 for adults £7 for Under 16 Plus Booking Fee's.

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Geoff Lakeman Concert

on Wed, 17 May 2017 at Churston Ferrers Traditional Farm Shop 7:00pm

Father of Sean, Sam and Seth Lakeman, all internationally acclaimed British folk musicians, Geoff Lakeman is a superb musician in his own right, and one of very few musicians who play the Crane Duet Concertina.

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Lady Maisery

on Thu, 18 May 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

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

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Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards

on Thu, 18 May 2017 at Godalming Farncombe Boat House 6:00pm

Tickets: £15. Seating is unreserved. Show starts @ 7.45pm. Hector's On The Wey will be open for food and drink from 6.00pm to ticket-holders who want to dine before the show. Given the small size of this intimate venue, this is a totally acoustic show. Laura Cortese and 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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Pilgrims Way

on Thu, 18 May 2017 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8:00pm

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Eli West

on Thu, 18 May 2017 at Manchester Gullivers 7:30pm

Well-known for his work with Cahalen Morrison, Tim O'Brien, Jayme Stone and more, the Seattle-based singer and multi-instrumentalist oozes understated talent. We recently witnessed both Martin Simpson and Richard Hawley utterly floored by his skill. Truly a sublime musician! Eli's recent debut solo album, The Both, sees him taking the lead, on electric and acoustic guitars, banjo, and pedal steel, whilst remaining a thoughtful collaborator here with some of his close friends and personal heroes, like jazz great Bill Frisell, new Americana discovery Dori Freeman, and Anna & Elizabeth. The album focuses on the story of his two grandfathers; one a decorated WWII prisoner of war, the other a Brethren preacher and peace advocate. They couldn't have differed more, but together they shared a family. In this spirit, the theme of the album is duality: the first half showcases carefully built arrangements of six American folk songs, the second revisits these as instrumental passages, revealing new sides to the other.

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Anna And Elizabeth

on Thu, 18 May 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Elizabeth Laprelle is one of the most sought-after ballad singers of her generation and Anna Gevalt-Roberts a mesmerizing, talented multi-instrumentalist (fiddle, banjo and guitar) and singer, both sharing a desire to inspire people with the beautiful soul of Appalachian roots music. Creating a huge buzz of excitement on their UK tour earlier this year, they plan to return in May 2017 with their captivating mix of ballads, foot-stomping dance tunes, stories and visual art.

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Madison Violet

on Thu, 18 May 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Madison Violet are an award winning, multi-instrumentalist duo from Toronto, Canada. Brenley MacEachern and Lisa MacIsaac have recently released The Knight Sessions their new album that returns to their much loved rootsy/Americana sound. The depth of their songs and their personal delivery win over crowds from North America to Australia. With their song-writing prowess and stunning harmonies Madison Violet are taking things back to the Roots. With 6 albums under their belt, numerous awards including Vocal Group of the Year at the CFMAs and the International John Lennon Song Writing Award, Brenley and Lisa have proven once again, that they're among Canada's brightest songwriters.

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Bob Fox @ The Hungry Horse Folk Club, Dunkirk Lane, Ellesmere Port, Ch65 6qf

on Thu, 18 May 2017 at Ellesmere Port The Whitby Club 7:15pm

BOB FOX hails from the north east of England and is a renowned and very talented performer on the folk music scene. A superb voice and immaculate skills on guitar, melodeon and other instruments, Bob is famous for his role as the singer in the West End musical play - War Horse. Start time 7-45pm

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Charity Night In Memory Of Julie Affleck

on Thu, 18 May 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

This fundraising event for St Leonard's Hospice will include performances by Paula Ryan, Judith Haswell, Sarah Dean, Toni Bunnell, Phil Cerny, Eddie Affleck and Ian Pybus. Opening the show will be Ramshackle, which is the Black Swan's new house band comprising Stan, Eddie, Phil and Judith, while the second half of the night will feature an extended spot by Jez Lowe & Kate Bramley.

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Flamenco Express @ Clf Theatre With Sara Peréz

on Thu, 18 May 2017 at London The Bussey Building 7:30pm

Flamenco Express presents an Xtra portion of raw, heart-wrenching flamenco - with Sizzling soloist' La Joaquina, guitar virtuoso Chris Clavo, the overpowering musicality of Antonio el Pola, the power and grace of Victor Fernández - plus the welcome return of the inextinguishable Sara Peréz, hot from the hottest Madrid stages. www.flamencoexpress.co.uk Sara Peréz Born in Madrid, Sara studied with some of Flamenco's finest such as La Popi, Beatriz Barceló, Paco Pozo, David Sánchez, Pepa Molina, María Juncal, Marco Flores and Concha Jareño. In worldwide demand and since 2009 a regular favourite at prestigious tablaos such as Las Carboneras, El Corral de la Moreria and Tablao Villa Rosa in Madrid. A member of the Ballet Flamenco of Madrid since 2011. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RamTsTdEa54 Victor Fernández Now based in London, the talents of this incredibly versatile dancer were recognised by major international artists from the start. In his short career he has performed with legends such as Rafaela Carrasco, Javier Latorre, Rafael Aguilar, Juanjo Linares, Eva Yerbabuena, Farruquito, Isabel Bayón, Rafaela Carrasco, Christine Tanguay, Rafaela Carrasco, and Javier Latorre. He toured China with the Ballet Flamenco de Madrid, and is part of Rafael Aguilar Dance Company, performing in major theaters in Germany, China and Taiwan, Dresden and Shanghai, and is at the forefront of modern flamenco choreography. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8teeg7a5H8 Flamenco Express Reviews "Delighted the audience, who rewarded them with rapturous applause and encores." Dance Europe "This feisty flamenco company deliver the finest in flamenco, plus sizzling soloist La Joaquina" Time Out "An unforgettable evening." Anglo Spanish Journal "This is a fiery ensemble production where every spark of personality is kept alight and creative diversity is given the space to breathe but remain faithful to flamenco's roots." King's Lynn News "..what was surprising, however, was the sheer power and energy displayed by the dancers during this vibrant celebration of Spanish culture. Forget the sterile, regimented flamenco so often served up to tourists: this was the real thing, and to say that it packed a punch is an understatement. South Wales Evening Post." "Flamenco Express transported the audience to an imaginary Spanish haven during a musical journey laced with passion, grace and immense artistry. The cold, grey and windy weather outside seemed a million miles away." Harlow Star

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Flamenco Express @ Clf Theatre With Sara Peréz

on Thu, 18 May 2017 at London The Bussey Building 7:30pm

Flamenco Express presents an Xtra portion of raw, heart-wrenching flamenco - with Sizzling soloist' La Joaquina, guitar virtuoso Chris Clavo, the overpowering musicality of Antonio el Pola, the power and grace of Victor Fernández - plus the welcome return of the inextinguishable Sara Peréz, hot from the hottest Madrid stages. www.flamencoexpress.co.uk Sara Peréz Born in Madrid, Sara studied with some of Flamenco's finest such as La Popi, Beatriz Barceló, Paco Pozo, David Sánchez, Pepa Molina, María Juncal, Marco Flores and Concha Jareño. In worldwide demand and since 2009 a regular favourite at prestigious tablaos such as Las Carboneras, El Corral de la Moreria and Tablao Villa Rosa in Madrid. A member of the Ballet Flamenco of Madrid since 2011. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RamTsTdEa54 Victor Fernández Now based in London, the talents of this incredibly versatile dancer were recognised by major international artists from the start. In his short career he has performed with legends such as Rafaela Carrasco, Javier Latorre, Rafael Aguilar, Juanjo Linares, Eva Yerbabuena, Farruquito, Isabel Bayón, Rafaela Carrasco, Christine Tanguay, Rafaela Carrasco, and Javier Latorre. He toured China with the Ballet Flamenco de Madrid, and is part of Rafael Aguilar Dance Company, performing in major theaters in Germany, China and Taiwan, Dresden and Shanghai, and is at the forefront of modern flamenco choreography. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8teeg7a5H8 Flamenco Express Reviews "Delighted the audience, who rewarded them with rapturous applause and encores." Dance Europe "This feisty flamenco company deliver the finest in flamenco, plus sizzling soloist La Joaquina" Time Out "An unforgettable evening." Anglo Spanish Journal "This is a fiery ensemble production where every spark of personality is kept alight and creative diversity is given the space to breathe but remain faithful to flamenco's roots." King's Lynn News "..what was surprising, however, was the sheer power and energy displayed by the dancers during this vibrant celebration of Spanish culture. Forget the sterile, regimented flamenco so often served up to tourists: this was the real thing, and to say that it packed a punch is an understatement. South Wales Evening Post." "Flamenco Express transported the audience to an imaginary Spanish haven during a musical journey laced with passion, grace and immense artistry. The cold, grey and windy weather outside seemed a million miles away." Harlow Star

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Veronica Sbergia & Max De Bernardi

on Thu, 18 May 2017 at Framfield Memorial Hall 7:30pm

"Good time blues is alive and well and residing in... Milan, Italy. A band with a mission" - Folk & Roots Magazine Veronica Sbergia & Max De Bernardi passionately play country blues and ragtime, hokum, jug band and rural music from the 20's and 30's. They like to keep this precious musical heritage alive faithfully reproducing its original sound whilst playing it with a modern twist. Using strictly acoustic instruments such ukulele, washboard, kazoo, resophonic guitars and doublebass their passion for this music is perfectly represented on their last CD "OLD STORIES FOR MODERN TIMES", that also sees contributions by other leading musicians and friends, Sugar Blue (a legendary harmonica player in the past with the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Willie Dixon and Frank Zappa) and the world master of resophonic guitar, Bob Brozman. The album is an overview of the American popular music from the early years of the last century with the Red Wine Serenaders reinterpreting great songs by artists like Big Bill Broonzy, Memphis Minnie, Jimmie Rodgers, Sidney Bechet, Lucille Bogan, Bo Carter, Delmore Brothers in their own unique style. With their trio called Veronica & The Red Wine Serenaders they won the European Blues Challenge 2013, an important international contest held in Toulouse in March. . Veronica & Max regularly perform in the USA, France, Switzerland, Hungary, Norway, Spain, England, Italy and Poland. Veronica is also the first Italian artist ever invited to the Mustique Blues Festival ( 2012 and 2013), in the Caribbean. Band: VERONICA SBERGIA: lead vocals, ukulele, washboard, kazoo MAX DE BERNARDI: vocals, National resophonic guitars, mandolin, acoustic guitar PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN BOOZE & SNACKS

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Leonie Evans

on Thu, 18 May 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.... Leonie Evans + Robert Chaney LEONIE EVANS began performing at the age of 5 and has never stopped....Her never ending tour has brought her to the furthest reaches of Britain, Europe, Japan & the USA. What sets Leonie Evans her apart from just a discography and list of tour dates are the countless guest vocals, collaborations, performances in the streets and jazz clubs of New Orleans, London, Bristol, spontaneous jams at parties and festivals and, perhaps most precious of all, the sprawling web of connections growing between Leonie and her ever-expanding family of musical sisters and brothers. Her output to date has included two exquisite albums of dreamy, jazzy, unclassifiable song craft as part of the Bristol-based quartet Rae, a series of limited edition solo CDs, and a just-released, ecstatically received album 'Collaborations Volume 1', recorded in nine different locations and featuring thirty four guest musicians. Artists featured include Riognach Connolly (The Breath/ Honeyfeet), Brooke Sharkey, Liam Magill (Syd Arthur), Low Chimes and Adam Beattie. She will be playing as a trio for tonight's performance. ""Like nothing else I've ever heard in my life, I was just blown away by her" Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 6 2016 "Jazz and Folk flirt en route to New Orleans via Canterbury with Evans' slinky, supple vocal...One slot on Later with Jools holland is all it would take" Prog Magazine ----------------------------------------------------------- A rising star on the London folk scene, American singer-songwriter ROBERT CHANEY counts Townes Van Zandt, Hank Williams and Judee Sill as influences. A remarkable songwriter with a voice to send shivers down your spine, sown deep into his songs are threads of the dusty blues of the 20s and 30s, pulp noir tales of the 40s, the cable-knit folk revival of the 50s, and the French celluloid new wave of the 60s. His recently released debut album 'Cracked Picture Frames' garnered high praise in the music press, with Folk Radio UK making it their featured album of the month. 'Sharp, intelligent, thoughtful and moving' (Folk Radio UK) --------------------------------------------- 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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Alasdair Fraser And Natalie Haas

on Fri, 19 May 2017 at Masham Town Hall 7:30pm

The musical partnership between Alasdair Fraser, long regarded as Scotland's premier fiddle ambassador, and the sizzlingly-talented young California cellist Natalie Haas may not seem an obvious one. However, the duo's dazzling teamwork, their driving, dancing rhythms, and their shared passion for improvising on the melody and groove of Scottish tunes has wowed audiences at venues and festivals across the world. Touring as a duo for 12 years, they have led the revival of the Scottish tradition of playing dance music on violin and cello, releasing three critically acclaimed albums along the way. Alasdair Fraser has a concert and recording career spanning over 30 years, with a long list of awards, accolades, television credits, and feature performances on top movie soundtracks including Last of the Mohicans and Titanic. He has been sponsored by the British Council to represent Scotland's music internationally, and received the Scottish Heritage Centre Service Award for outstanding contributions to Scottish culture and traditions. Natalie Haas is in the vanguard of young cellists who are re-defining the role of the instrument within traditional music. Cellists are coming out of the woodwork to study with Natalie, to learn how she creates a groove and a whole chunky rhythm section, says Fraser. It's inspiring to hear the cello unleashed from its orchestral shackles! "Fraser, one of the most respected of all exponents of the Scots fiddle, would look long and hard to find a more appropriate cellist as a partner. Haas can switch just as effortlessly as Fraser from a gentle singing tone to driving, dancing melody. A ppositive joy." The Scotsman

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Victor Menace

on Fri, 19 May 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Victor Menace will confuse you, abuse you and amuse you and leave you begging for more! It's the original sound of Ninja Folk with its ferociously fast fiddle, howling horns and gritty guitars on a bed of bouncing backbeats. The sheer pace and infectious danceability of this virtuoso band will have you on your feet in no time and dancing like nobody's watching. 'Victor Menace' is the instrumental brainchild of alternative composer and musician Ruth Theodore (Guardian ****/ MOJO****). Forming the band back in 2007, the sheer pace and infectious danceability, was an instant hit on the festival circuit and within a few years 'Victor Menace', fronted by Theodore on Violin and Alejandro Toledo (The Magic Tombolinos) on sax, was headlining the world music stages at Bestival, Hackney WickED, and Glastonbury's ShangriLa stage. Soon after the release of their self titled debut record, the band sadly split as key members moved overseas and Theodore went on to release a further three acclaimed solo records. But at 3am on New Years Eve 2016, she declared war once more and reformed the band, with the original bassist Mike Limmer (La Chula), Lucien Windrich (eVoid) on acoustic, Haruna Komatsu (No Cars) on Clarinet and Sax, Luke Upperton (Skaprest) on lead electric, and Arturs Reirs (Eugene "Hideaway" Bridges / Steve Nimmo Trio) on drums. Remembered for their infamously energetic live shows the band were instantly asked back to Bestival 2016 and are now on the rampage. Ruth Theodore is remarkable for the quirky originality of her writing with its constant changes of mood and pace. She switches styles like she were providing the soundtrack to the crosscutting in an imaginary film the guardian **** A flair for off kilter arrangements that constantly surprise. Emerging with a colourful battery of instrumentation fRoots magazine

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Jon Boden

on Fri, 19 May 2017 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

Best known as the lead singer of the progressive folk big band Bellowhead who, over a period of 12 years, achieved a level of critical and commercial success unmatched by any other band working in English traditional music in the last three decades. In 2015 Jon announced that he had decided to leave the band and on May 1st 2016 Bellowhead played their final gig. Since 2009 he has also performed with his own band The Remnant Kings, performing both traditional folk music and Jon's own work featured on his second solo album Songs from the Floodplain a bleak but hopeful view of a post-apocalyptic world. The links between that and folk music was something further explored in BBC Radio 3's The Essay. In addition, within the traditional folk scene, he has played in a duo with fellow Bellowhead member John Spiers for over a decade. Jon launched his solo career in Autumn 2016, touring the UK solo for the first time. Largely presenting the self-penned songs of his debut album, Painted Lady (2006), (recently re-issued by Navigator Records), as well as material from his remarkable dystopian follow-up, Songs From The Floodplain (2009, Navigator Records), Jon's solo show also includes material from Bellowhead, his duo partnership, Spiers & Boden and his ambitious A Folk Song A Day project, in which he recorded 365 folk songs in one year. Jon is delighted to announce Painted Lady tour, Part Two, starting in May 2017. Though widely respected as an interpreter and champion of traditional song, as anyone who has heard his solo albums or has seen Jon live will know, his repertoire extends far beyond the boundaries of the traditional folk genre. Jon's May 2017 dates will not just showcase his instrumental talents on fiddle and concertina, but also on guitar and trademark electrified 'stomp box'. Accompanying himself with simple handclaps one moment and performing a distinctive version of Whitney Houston's 80s hit 'I Wanna Dance with Somebody' the next (one of the new, bonus tracks on the reissued Painted Lady), Jon Boden's solo performances are electrifying audiences around the country. Jon's compelling live shows provide insight into a man of many and various talents who uniquely manages to draw audiences deeper into the worlds of traditional music and of his own highly accomplished song writing. "Jon Boden, formerly of Bellowhead, was without a doubt the highlight of the week for us. He held the crowd for over an hour and a half, alone on stage with his plethora of instruments filled with a mixture of songs from Bellowhead, traditional folk tunes and songs from Boden's solo career. He came back for two encores at the end the first time we have ever seen this happen at Sidmouth." ~ Culture Vultures review of Sidmouth Folk Week 2016

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Jenn Grant

on Fri, 19 May 2017 at Manchester The Castle Hotel 7:30pm

Jenn Grant's Paradise is the most adventurous and deliberate work she's ever done. Following 2015's Juno nominations of Triple A Album Of The Year and Songwriter Of The Year for Compostela, Grant and husband Daniel Ledwell took a year in their home studio to craft an album of melodic beauty and sonic diversity. Grant displays the nuanced soulfulness in her voice, and touches on folk, R&B, and rock balladry. Paradise is the result of a talented, experienced musician employing all her abilities to lengths never before heard.

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Tim O'brien

on Fri, 19 May 2017 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Tim O'Brien In Tim O'Brien's music, things come together. The uncanny intersection of traditional and contemporary elements in his songwriting, his tireless dedication to a vast and still-expanding array of instruments, and his ongoing commitment to place himself in as many unique and challenging musical scenarios as possible has made him a key figure in today's thriving roots music scene and well beyond it. O'Brien's presence be it as a bandleader, songwriter, mentor, instrumentalist, or vocalist has been strongly felt not only in his own rich music, but in the many recordings of his songs by such artists as the Dixie Chicks, Garth Brooks, Dierks Bentley, Nickel Creek, Kathy Mattea, the New Grass Revival, and the Seldom Scene, and in his recorded collaborations with Steve Martin, the Chieftains, and innumerable others. Most recently, O'Brien has been performing before capacity crowds in the band of Mark Knopfler, who described O'Brien as a master of American folk music, Irish music, Scottish music it doesn't matter; a fine songwriter and one of my favourite singers. O'Brien listens to bluegrass and hears the music's roots in modal Irish ballads and vintage swing. He insightfully re-examines and reconstructs those styles, and many others, in his own music, throwing off new sparks by reawakening the tension and interplay of the colliding components at the heart of American music. Over the years, he explains, my music has become a certain thing. Each time I go into the studio to make a new album, I could make an Irish record, or a bluegrass record, or a country recordbut it seems artificial to sift anything out. I feel like I'd be leaving out something important. In the end, I just try to make it round

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Ezio

on Fri, 19 May 2017 at Nottingham The Doghouse 7:30pm

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Steve Knightley

on Fri, 19 May 2017 at Faringdon Corn Exchange 7:00pm

Steve Knightley is the songwriting force behind Show of Hands, widely acclaimed as the finest acoustic roots duo in England. Join Steve for his solo 2017 'Landlocked' tour. One of England's greatest singer songwriters Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2 Note - doors open 7pm for 7.30pm.

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Eli West

on Fri, 19 May 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Well-known for his work with Cahalen Morrison, Tim O'Brien, Jayme Stone and more, the Seattle-based singer and multi-instrumentalist oozes understated talent. We recently witnessed both Martin Simpson and Richard Hawley utterly floored by his skill. Truly a sublime musician! Eli's recent debut solo album, The Both, sees him taking the lead, on electric and acoustic guitars, banjo, and pedal steel, whilst remaining a thoughtful collaborator here with some of his close friends and personal heroes, like jazz great Bill Frisell, new Americana discovery Dori Freeman, and Anna & Elizabeth. The album focuses on the story of his two grandfathers; one a decorated WWII prisoner of war, the other a Brethren preacher and peace advocate. They couldn't have differed more, but together they shared a family. In this spirit, the theme of the album is duality: the first half showcases carefully built arrangements of six American folk songs, the second revisits these as instrumental passages, revealing new sides to the other.

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Monster Ceilidh Band

on Fri, 19 May 2017 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

MONSTER CEILIDH BAND are redefining what ceilidh means by combining traditional dance forms with contemporary electronic dance music. Their powerful and uncompromising approach has brought them to the attention of many major Festivals like Cambridge and Bestival. They have been guided by bands like Shooglenifty, Martyn Bennet, and the Peatbog Faeries continuing in the fusion genre with their own take of Electronic fusion. D'nB producer the Touch works together with electronic experimentalist and bassist David de la Haye to produce an electronic  augmentation of compositions that  Amy, Shona, Grace and Kieran write. The result is a crucible for smelting riffs, massive chord progressions, intense electronics, folk tunes and a wide variety of styles. This gig is part of their tour promoting their latest CD Mutations, due for release Spring 2017.  It will be seated but space will be made for anyone driven out of their seat by the rhythm (i.e. feel the urge to dance).

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Monster Ceilidh Band

on Fri, 19 May 2017 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

MONSTER CEILIDH BAND are redefining what ceilidh means by combining traditional dance forms with contemporary electronic dance music. Their powerful and uncompromising approach has brought them to the attention of many major Festivals like Cambridge and Bestival. They have been guided by bands like Shooglenifty, Martyn Bennet, and the Peatbog Faeries continuing in the fusion genre with their own take of Electronic fusion. D'nB producer the Touch works together with electronic experimentalist and bassist David de la Haye to produce an electronic  augmentation of compositions that  Amy, Shona, Grace and Kieran write. The result is a crucible for smelting riffs, massive chord progressions, intense electronics, folk tunes and a wide variety of styles. This gig is part of their tour promoting their latest CD Mutations, due for release Spring 2017.  It will be seated but space will be made for anyone driven out of their seat by the rhythm (i.e. feel the urge to dance).

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Simon Mayor And Hillary James At St Helen's Church, Alveston

on Fri, 19 May 2017 at Bristol St Helens Church, Alveston 7:30pm

St Helen's Church in Alveston is very pleased to welcome back the acclaimed duo of Simon Mayor and Hilary James. This duo's musical diversity and wry wit always translates into a hugely entertaining stage show. Their performances can range from beautifully evocative Irish ballads into a mandolin and guitar version of Handel's Arrival Of the Queen Of Sheba and can then drop into one of their own notorious comic songs with wry humour and an easy, informal stage manner. Simon Mayor is one of the world's foremost mandolinists he is constantly in demand to play and teach at festivals and workshops. Hilary James' elegant singing has received huge acclaim there performances span the musical divides from Celtic ballads to blues and Berlioz. Hilary's mandobass has become their trademark, it has such a large presence that it is often referred to as the third member of the duo. Together they are a force of nature that deliver genre defying uplifting music that encompasses folk, blues, jazz and the occasional classically inspired piece as well. They have also done considerable work for the BBC composing and performing comic songs for children's television. They have previously supported Fairport Convention on a UK wide tour and played at Fairport Convention's festival at Cropredy; this has resulted in their music being appreciated by a much wider audience.

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Jon Gomm

on Fri, 19 May 2017 at London Bush Hall 7:30pm

Doors 7.30pm

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Holy Moly And The Crackerss Live@the Golden Lion

on Fri, 19 May 2017 at Ripon The Golden Lion 7:30pm

A welcome return visit from Newcastle based Holy Moly and the Crackersss. The band spent 2016 bouncing from Glastonbury to Kendal Calling to Boomtown shaking dancefloors all over the UK with an exciting and visceral blend of rock, pop, folk, blues, balkan, klezmer, ska, reggae We throw a whole load of genres into the mix. We describe ourselves as gypsy folk rock, but that's a very loose term. Doors 7.30 pm music starts 8.30pm. Mainly standing but some seating will be available by arrangement.

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Lowri Evans & Lee Mason

on Fri, 19 May 2017 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

Three fantastic acts for our regular Comfy & Acoustic night. Details soon.

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Out Of The Swamp

on Fri, 19 May 2017 at London Cecil Sharp House 8:00pm

Chris Hall is the go to man for Cajun accordion. He has gigged and recorded with Paul McCartney, Bill Wyman, Kate Bush and other famous names. But traditional Cajun music is still his first love. Chris's accordion and Mitch Proctor's fiddle provide superb driving Cajun dance rhythms. Add in Hazel Scott's powerful and authentic vocals and you have a very special band for listeners and dancers.

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Out Of The Swamp

on Fri, 19 May 2017 at London Cecil Sharp House 8:00pm

Chris Hall is the go to man for Cajun accordion. He has gigged and recorded with Paul McCartney, Bill Wyman, Kate Bush and other famous names. But traditional Cajun music is still his first love. Chris's accordion and Mitch Proctor's fiddle provide superb driving Cajun dance rhythms. Add in Hazel Scott's powerful and authentic vocals and you have a very special band for listeners and dancers.

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Tom Mcconville Band

on Fri, 19 May 2017 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

One of the UK's premier Folk Fiddlers and the full band. Tom McConville has been playing in our area for many years and is so welcome back. Susan Herndon just happens to be on tour in the UK and we are so lucky that Susan is coming to do us a great support set. www.susanherndon.com

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Swing'it Dixieband: Norway Day Special

on Fri, 19 May 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

Swing'it Dixieband, Norway's hottest Dixieband arrives at Jamboree bringing their 1920s New Orleans to celebrate the big Norway Day! This will be a night of sweet trumpet notes, of celebrating Norway's 203rd Birthday, an out-of-tune-banjo, boater hats and suspenders, not to mention a bucket of charm and some right-in-your-face-swing music. The band will serve known and unknown songs from the 20s and 30s, from Disney, a pop tune or two and some Norwegian tunes you haven't heard before (unless you're Norwegian, of course!)

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Brickwork Lizards At The Cellar

on Fri, 19 May 2017 at Oxford The Cellar 8:00pm

Genre hopping Brickwork lizards play their first Oxford gig of the year, expect some of their classic songs and new tracks as they combine Arabic folk tunes, 1930s style jazz, vaudeville and hip hop with elements of delta blues and even Mariachi. Support comes from popular singer songwriter and former Nova Kicks front man Clark Wiseman. Doors 8pm Tickets £5 in Advance , £7 on door

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Acoustic Roots Present: Lucy Zirins

on Fri, 19 May 2017 at Wigan The Old Courts 7:00pm

The next instalment for the 2017 Acoustic Roots Wigan season features London-based singer-songwriter Lucy Zirins. Lucy originally hails from just up the road in Burnley. With visits to Italy and France under her belt by the time she was 18 years old, Lucy began gigging solo at just 16. She picked up the guitar aged 12 after inheriting one from her late Uncle and began song writing early on. Her first album Chasing Clocks debuted in 2013 to good reviews and airplay from national BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 6, with respected country magazine, Maverick Magazine saying: There are not too many debut albums as promising as this (4 stars) and R2 Magazine praising the album for its modern folk-tinged country sound and Lucy's vocal delivery. Featuring pedal steel legend BJ Cole and Richard Causon (Tom Jones, Ryan Adams) on keys, the album's material was written and arranged by Lucy, and produced by mentor and long-time friend, Michael Messer, who she met at the European Blues Association Week, aged 15, after receiving the Sam Mitchell Scholarship. They made the bold decision together to record the album in an analogue environment at Liam Watson's (co-producer) Toe Rag Studios, recording live with minimal overdubbing. In November 2015 Lucy released What's in Front of Me, a six-track follow-up EP to Chasing Clocks. Featuring Lucy's live touring band The Southern Company including Andy Crowdy, Simon Price and Pete Billington, it includes an eclectic mix of vocals, double bass, guitar, strings, keys, organ and drums and percussion. The EP encompasses a mix of genres, from country stomper Changing Ground, to the Celtic folk inspired You Won't Remember Me, to the blues rock influenced Worry and the Wine. Self-penned, the EP was recorded and mixed by Jim Knight (Leona Lewis, The Kooks) of Knight Time Studios in Ealing. R2 (Rock 'n' Reel) Magazine reviewed the EP saying: Still in her early twenties, if she can continue to write songs of this calibre, Lucy Zirins will become a major player. Lucy was a UK Country Radio songwriter finalist (2014) and has been nominated for the British Blues Awards in various categories both as a songwriter and artist for the past 4 years, winning in 2013. Lucy is currently working on her next studio album, and will be joined on the night by double bass player Andy Crowdy. To sample some of Lucy's excellent work, go to www.lucyzirins.com. Opening the evening for us will be local troubadour T.E. Yates, whose debut album Silver Coins and White Feathers is out in May. He will be showcasing some of the songs from it: for more information go to www.teyates.com. As usual we will start at 7:30pm with the doors opening at 7pm.

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Ruby And The Revelators

on Fri, 19 May 2017 at Chichester The Chichester Inn 8:00pm

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Avital Raz & Richard Masters At Regather

on Fri, 19 May 2017 at Sheffield Regather Works 8:00pm

Avital Raz & Richard Master SONGS UNFIT FOR POLITE SOCIETY

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Avital Raz & Richard Masters At Regather

on Fri, 19 May 2017 at Sheffield Regather Works 8:00pm

Avital Raz & Richard Master SONGS UNFIT FOR POLITE SOCIETY

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Blue Saturday In Bucks 2017

on Sat, 20 May 2017 at High Wycombe Arts4Every1 Centre 9:00am

BLUE SATURDAY IS A DAY OF BLUES WORKSHOPS AND HARMONICA TUITION BY SOME OF THE COUNTRY'S BEST HARMONICA PLAYERS & TEACHERS Blues Saturday in Bucks is organised in conjunction with The National Harmonica League and Bucks Learning Trust Music as part of a programme of initiatives to attract new players, encourage existing players and serve the needs of blues harp lovers. BEGINNERS WORKSHOPS / INTERMEDIATE WORKSHPS / ADVANCED WORKSHOPS / MAINTENANCE WORKSHOPS A day filled with learning, playing and sharing for all abilities, culminating in demonstrations, a jam session, and perfomances. EVENING: A night filled with awesome blues, three outstanding Blues Harp players and excellent support bands, raising the roof off of this great venue. Doors 7.30 for 8pm start.

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3 Daft Monkeys

on Sat, 20 May 2017 at Brideford The Palladium Club 8:30pm

The Palladium Club are please to be welcoming 3 Daft Monkeys back to the club this may + Support to be confirmed Tickets: £8.00 Adv £12.00 On the Door 3 Daft Monkeys Biography; After experiencing the band's notoriously energetic live performance at Glastonbury Festival last summer, Mark Radcliffe declared them as one of his Highlights of the Festival on BBC TV coverage, and subsequently invited them to play a session on his BBC Radio 2 Folk Show. The band have also performed a live session with Whispering Bob Harris on Radio 2, after he experienced them 'live' at Cropredy Festival. With their quirky and original approach to music, and their passion, intensity and sheer joy of life, 3 Daft Monkeys have gained themselves a large and loyal cult following, which is still growing rapidly due to their intense touring schedule. Their music is hard to pigeon-hole, mixing and crossing many musical genres from Celtic, Klezmer, Gypsy, Balkan, Latin, Ska, Dub Reggae, Indie, Rock and even a hint of Shostakovich. Fascinating lyrics of personal and whimsical observations on life, and folk tales both ancient and modern, are told within the swirling layers of their music, all with the essential catchy sing-along chorus. Their latest story-led and theatrical album Of Stones and Bones'(Best Album, Spiral Earth Awards) is a collection of old, new and fictional Cornish tales of forbidden love, murder, rebellion, witchcraft and piracy. All delivered with panache and a wicked vein of humour. With a brand new 4-piece line-up, the band weave enchanting melodies with catchy choruses, virtuoso vibrant fiddle, rhythmic 12-string guitar, 6-string bass, bespoke hand-percussion and 4-part vocal harmonies. Their music leads you through a musical journey of the senses and emotions, and the desire to dance is irresistible. 3 Daft Monkeys' famously intense and dynamic live shows lend themselves to venues of all sizes, and audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Their shows are individually tailored to suit their environment, from intimate acoustic story-led performances in small village halls and churches, to dynamic electric festival shows with a guest brass section and VJs. Their music has been used on Sky Sports Channel, BBC documentaries, and independent films, as well as by theatre companies such as the infamous Rogue Theatre. 3 Daft Monkeys have played at a huge number and variety of festivals in the UK and Europe, including Glastonbury, Fairport Convention's Cropredy, Beautiful Days, Trowbridge Village Pump, Towersey Folk Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Belladrum, Bestival and Boomtown Fair. Their eclectic mix of styles has drawn them a following right across Europe, and the band have headlined festivals in Holland, Germany and France. 3 Daft Monkeys have also recently joined acrobats and circus performers in the new and vibrant boutique busking festival scenes of Switzerland and Italy. The band are currently writing a fresh new set of songs for their eagerly awaited new album release in spring 2017.

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Melrose Quartet @ Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 20 May 2017 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 7:30pm

Sat May 20th Melrose Quartet @ Wychwood Folk Club + support from Fly Yeti Fly Tiddy Hall, Shipton Road, Ascott -u- Wychwood, Oxon, OX7 6AG Tickets £12.00 in advance £14.00 on the door Start 8pm.Doors 7.30pm Parking & Bar Available Contact: Mark/Elaine 01993831427 or 07870563299 wychwoodfolkclub@zoho.com Nominated for Best Group, 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Melrose Quartet are truly an all-round folk act, with both tight a capella harmony and energy-packed instrumentals. They comprise leading English musicians Nancy Kerr (2015 BBC Folk Singer of the Year), James Fagan, Jess & Richard Arrowsmith with twin fiddles, guitar and bouzouki, melodeon and four strong voices. The band 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. They reliably delight and tantalise their audiences with the infectious warmth and sparkle these four seasoned musicians feel when they unite. In concert, Melrose Quartet perform a diverse repertoire, featuring music from their acclaimed debut album '50 Verses' alongside new works destined for their new CD due for release early in 2017. There are carousing chorus songs, lively dance tunes, ancient stories and modern pieces written in celebration of everything from weddings & birthdays to issues that affect all of our 21st century lives. This is music for everybody. Melrose Quartet are known for their outstanding workshops ranging from harmony singing to accompaniment, and they also can offer The Melrose Ceilidh Band, with the addition of Nigel Holmes on Bass. This is a ceilidh with a difference, as the band use singing as well as instruments for the dance music, to great effect. ...all in all an inspired ensemble so obviously playing for joy Martin Simpson

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Miranda Sykes - In Concert

on Sat, 20 May 2017 at Whitchurch Gill Nethercott Centre 7:30pm

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

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Coope Boyes & Simpson

on Sat, 20 May 2017 at Farnham The Medici Theatre 7:15pm

CODA marks a farewell to touring from Coope Boyes & Simpson. It's no gentle goodnight though. Their tenth album delivers as sharp a collection of songs and resonant acapella harmonies as any of its predecessors. Expect items from this album as well as songs from their extensive back catalogue at this, their last ever, concert in the South East. Note: The Reduced price is for current 2016/17 Music Institute members. Full details at www.musici.club/coda.htm

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Coope Boyes & Simpson

on Sat, 20 May 2017 at Farnham The Medici Theatre 7:15pm

CODA marks a farewell to touring from Coope Boyes & Simpson. It's no gentle goodnight though. Their tenth album delivers as sharp a collection of songs and resonant acapella harmonies as any of its predecessors. Expect items from this album as well as songs from their extensive back catalogue at this, their last ever, concert in the South East. Note: The Reduced price is for current 2016/17 Music Institute members. Full details at www.musici.club/coda.htm

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Rachel Eddy In Concert

on Sat, 20 May 2017 at Ashington, Manor Buildings Barn 6:30pm

Rachel Eddy - Fiddle , Banjo and multi instrument virtuoso from USA - will be performing as part of her Workshop Weekend to both students and the general public. She will be playing her own selection of lonesome songs and lively dance tunes from the Old Time Appalachian mountain traditions of her home state West Virginia. Rachel Eddy learned to fiddle growing up just outside of Morgantown, WV, and has taught hundreds of students over the years to play fiddle, banjo and guitar. In 2007 Rachel moved to Nashville, TN to make her solo record 'Hand on the Plow', backed by Tim O'Brien, Mark Schatz, and more. After having spent 2008-2014 living in Stockholm, Sweden and traveling extensively throughout Europe playing Old-time music, she is happy to report that coming back to the US has been wonderfully productive! Currently she splits her music time teaching and performing regularly with an all woman group called The Early Mays, with the Brad and Ken Kolodner Trio, and as a solo artist. Music at the Buildings is a House Concert venue set in a beautiful rural location. The evening is informal and you are welcome to arrive early with a picnic - either in the garden or under cover in the venue itself. Doors open 6.30pm and Music from 8.00pm until approx 10pm. for further insights see our Face book page: www.facebook.com/MusicatBuildings/

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Miranda Sykes - In Concert

on Sat, 20 May 2017 at Whitchurch Gill Nethercott Centre 7:30pm

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

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Veronica Sbergia & Max De Bernardi - The Red Wine Serenaders

on Sat, 20 May 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Veronica Sbergia & Max De Bernardi passionately play country blues and ragtime, hokum, jug band and rural music from the 20's and 30's. They like to keep this precious musical heritage alive faithfully reproducing its original sound whilst playing it a modern twist. Using strictly acoustic instruments such ukulele, washboard, kazoo, resophonic guitars and doublebass their passion for this music is perfectly represented on their last CD OLD STORIES FOR MODERN TIMES, that also sees contributions by other leading musicians and friends, Sugar Blue (a legendary harmonica player in the past with the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Willie Dixon and Frank Zappa) and the world master of resophonic guitar, Bob Brozman. The album is an overview of the American popular music from the early years of the last century with the Red Wine Serenaders reinterpreting great songs by artists like Big Bill Broonzy, Memphis Minnie, Jimmie Rodgers, Sidney Bechet, Lucille Bogan, Bo Carter, Delmore Brothers in their own unique style. With their trio called Veronica & The Red Wine Serenaders they won the European Blues Challenge 2013, an important international contest held in Toulouse in March. Thanks to this result they performed at the prestigious Notodden Blues Festival in Norway and will take part in Lucerne Blues Festival in November. Veronica & Max regularly perform in Usa, France, Switzerland, Hungary, Norway, Spain, England, Italy and Poland. Veronica is also the first Italian artist ever invited to the Mustique Blues Festival (2012 and 2013) in the Carribean.

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Bob Dylan Night

on Sat, 20 May 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:00pm

Following the success of our Neil Young themed night last year, we're returning with an evening of emerging artists and bands covering all eras of the great Bob Dylan. The Gold Rush band will be back to bring the house down with a full electric Dylan set (JUDAS!)

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Mark Morriss (the Bluetones)

on Sat, 20 May 2017 at Lewes Westgate Chapel 7:00pm

Tickets are £15 in advance, or £17.50 if there any left on the doors. This is an intimate gig in a beautiful historic small venue, seating just 70 - book early to avoid disappointment. All profits to The Oyster Project.

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Jamie Smith's Mabon

on Sat, 20 May 2017 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:30pm

One of the most highly accomplished and critically acclaimed Celtic roots music bands based in Britain today, Jamie Smith's MABON have built their reputation on their exhilarating live performances and deftly worked recordings.

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Tim Edey In Concert@west Malvern Social Club

on Sat, 20 May 2017 at Malvern West Malvern Social Club 8:30pm

"Tim Edey is brilliant - in every which way. As a guitarist he has few peers. As an accordionist he's a magician. As a character he's off the scale COLIN IRWIN The Guardian Doors 8.30pm - Tim on stage 9pm 2 x 45 min sets. BBC Radio Two Musician of the year - guitarist, button accordionist & singer Tim Edey is globally renowned for his virtuosity on many instruments. A member of legendary Irish band The Chieftains touring lineup and a performer whom has shared the stage with artistes from; Ry Cooder, Natalie MacMaster, Christy Moore, Sharon Shannon to Capercaillie, Julie Fowlis, Mary Black, Dougie MacLean & many others. Prepare to delight in an evening of world class entertainment and music from the celtic nations, rumba guitar styles, gypsy jazz, classical and more.

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Helter Skelter With The Happy Beigel Klezmer Orkester + Lost Revellers

on Sat, 20 May 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of Klezmer, Gypsy Jazz and Tangos at Jamboree... Happy Beigel Klezmer Orkester are a 10-piece Klezmer band based in London and studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, playing traditional Klezmer music with jazz inflections. Lost Revellers play swinging Gypsy Jazz, smouldering Tangos, wild dance beats and stoming folk but not as you know it!

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Family Folk Up 10 Year Anniversary

on Sat, 20 May 2017 at Liverpool St Brides Church 7:30pm

This year marks the 10 year anniversary of the very first Family Folk Up event hosted by The Random Family. To celebrate this the band are reforming to host two special events to raise funds for St Brides Church where the whole thing started. Both events will feature some of the stalwarts from events over the years. The Random Family are hosting the two nights with support from Nothingville Music, a promoter that has not just supported the Family Folk Up over the years but who are currently hosting some incredible shows in the city. All profit will go to St Brides Church.

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Moore Moss Rutter In Concert

on Sat, 20 May 2017 at Reading St Mary's Church 7:00pm

A series of remarkable gigs has heightened the sense of anticipation around the reunion of Jack Rutter (Seth Lakeman Band), Tom Moore (False Lights) and Archie Churchill-Moss (Beyond the Marches) in the trio that won them the 2011 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. The intervening years have seen them play with some of the biggest and best acts in English folk music, and now they reconvene to release the follow-up to their acclaimed, eponymous debut album. Widely regarded as three of the best players of traditional folk amongst a precociously gifted generation, their finely-crafted arrangements wield a rare potency. Their music features ancient traditional material from Britain as well as newly composed tunes and songs, and focuses on their own movements from the countryside to large cities, and the contrasts that come into play, liberally sprinkled with the sound of modern electroacoustic grit. This trio has as much to do with contemporary music as it does with folk or baroque. Doors and Bar 7pm, Music 8pm.

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Moore Moss Rutter In Concert

on Sat, 20 May 2017 at Reading St Mary's Church 7:00pm

A series of remarkable gigs has heightened the sense of anticipation around the reunion of Jack Rutter (Seth Lakeman Band), Tom Moore (False Lights) and Archie Churchill-Moss (Beyond the Marches) in the trio that won them the 2011 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. The intervening years have seen them play with some of the biggest and best acts in English folk music, and now they reconvene to release the follow-up to their acclaimed, eponymous debut album. Widely regarded as three of the best players of traditional folk amongst a precociously gifted generation, their finely-crafted arrangements wield a rare potency. Their music features ancient traditional material from Britain as well as newly composed tunes and songs, and focuses on their own movements from the countryside to large cities, and the contrasts that come into play, liberally sprinkled with the sound of modern electroacoustic grit. This trio has as much to do with contemporary music as it does with folk or baroque. Doors and Bar 7pm, Music 8pm.

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Tim O'brien Support Kaia Kater

on Sun, 21 May 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

It has been four years since Tim's last solo recording. Between collaborations with Darrell Scott, the recent Grammy-winning recording with Jerry Douglas's Earls of Leicester and the rebooting of Hot Rize; he's barely had time for a shower. Still, somewhere in O'Brien's vivid imagination, the seeds of Pompadour began to sprout.Each of O'Brien's solo albums has a distinctive identity. Many have specific themes, including Red on Blonde, an insightful collection of Bob Dylan compositions, and his Grammy-winning celebration of Appalachian music and its Celtic roots, Fiddler's Green. So it is with Pompadour, or at least most of it. "It's kind of a breakup record," O'Brien says. "I separated from my wife four years ago and got divorced a year after that. So there's a breakup, an assessment and ultimately delight at the end."

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Alasdair Fraser And Natalie Haas

on Sun, 21 May 2017 at Topsham Matthews Hall 7:30pm

Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas unleash their dazzling teamwork, driving, dancing rhythms and shared passion for taking the infectious melodies and grooves of Scottish/Celtic music on an exciting new journey. 'Fraser, one of the most respected of all exponents of the Scots fiddle, would look long and hard to find a more appropriate cellist as a partner. Haas can switch just as effortlessly as Fraser from a gentle singing tone to driving, dancing melody. A positive joy.' - The Scotsman Starts at 20.00

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Jamie R Hawkins Music Cruise (aboard Kenavon Venture)

on Sun, 21 May 2017 at Devizes Kenavon Venture - The Wharf 6:45pm

Boat leaves Devizes Wharf at 7pm sharp. Fish & Chips are served onboard shortly after. A great singer/ songwriter with a real ability to look at things from a slightly different angle. His songwriting is strong, and the delivery is often exceptional, with material that is both poignant and personal. His performances are emotive and captivating. His latest album Capacity To Change was released in early 2016.

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Daniel & Emma Reid Workshop @ Gregson Centre, Lancaster

on Sun, 21 May 2017 at Lancaster Gregson Community & Arts Centre, Lancaster 4:00pm

An instrumental workshop in which we delve into Swedish folk music. The group will learn a tune with an arrangement, and we will focus on style, swing and ensemble skills. 4-5.30pm.

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Daniel & Emma Reid Workshop @ Gregson Centre, Lancaster

on Sun, 21 May 2017 at Lancaster Gregson Community & Arts Centre, Lancaster 4:00pm

An instrumental workshop in which we delve into Swedish folk music. The group will learn a tune with an arrangement, and we will focus on style, swing and ensemble skills. 4-5.30pm.

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Daniel & Emma Reid Concert & Bal @ Gregson Centre, Lancaster

on Sun, 21 May 2017 at Lancaster Gregson Community & Arts Centre, Lancaster 7:00pm

Beautifully lyrical folk music from Sweden and the British Isles. Concert 7pm followed by playing for dancing. Daniel Reid soprano and baritone saxophones, accordion, vocals Emma Reid fiddle, viola, hardanger fiddle, vocals It doesn't matter what they play, its passion, intimate and of high quality.
 Folkworld The Sweden-based duo-couple Daniel and Emma Reid perform songs, self-penned tunes and traditional material from both Sweden and the British Isles, all with a remarkably close and spontaneous interaction. The eclectic mix of instruments and vocals combined with sheer musical brilliance makes for incredibly varied, evocative performances.

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Daniel & Emma Reid Concert & Bal @ Gregson Centre, Lancaster

on Sun, 21 May 2017 at Lancaster Gregson Community & Arts Centre, Lancaster 7:00pm

Beautifully lyrical folk music from Sweden and the British Isles. Concert 7pm followed by playing for dancing. Daniel Reid soprano and baritone saxophones, accordion, vocals Emma Reid fiddle, viola, hardanger fiddle, vocals It doesn't matter what they play, its passion, intimate and of high quality.
 Folkworld The Sweden-based duo-couple Daniel and Emma Reid perform songs, self-penned tunes and traditional material from both Sweden and the British Isles, all with a remarkably close and spontaneous interaction. The eclectic mix of instruments and vocals combined with sheer musical brilliance makes for incredibly varied, evocative performances.

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Combined Ticket: Daniel & Emma Reid Workshop + Concert + Bal

on Sun, 21 May 2017 at Lancaster Gregson Community & Arts Centre, Lancaster 4:00pm

Workshop 4-5.30pm: An instrumental workshop in which we delve into Swedish folk music. The group will learn a tune with an arrangement, and we will focus on style, swing and ensemble skills. Concert 7pm followed by playing for dancing.

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Combined Ticket: Daniel & Emma Reid Workshop + Concert + Bal

on Sun, 21 May 2017 at Lancaster Gregson Community & Arts Centre, Lancaster 4:00pm

Workshop 4-5.30pm: An instrumental workshop in which we delve into Swedish folk music. The group will learn a tune with an arrangement, and we will focus on style, swing and ensemble skills. Concert 7pm followed by playing for dancing.

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Dovetail Trio At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 21 May 2017 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Presenting England's traditional songs with a bold and fresh approach, The Dovetail Trio explores familiar narratives and modern themes with infectious energy and a passion for musical heritage. A limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You may 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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Tatcho Drom At The Notting Hill Mayfest

on Sun, 21 May 2017 at London St John's, Notting Hill 7:00pm

Inspired by the charisma of Esma Redepova, the virtuosity of Taraf de Haïdouks, the elegance of Vivaldi and the humour of Emir Kusturica, Tatcho Drom stage 'A Gypsy consommé with a satanic pulse' (Froots Magazine), a vibrant show of beautiful melodies and dancing rhythms from Eastern Europe and the Balkans. The performance will feature the latest pieces which Gundula Gruen, the lead violinist and singer of the group, discovered on her travels and research through the Balkans. Tatcho Drom will be joined by dancer Linda Cremin. Timings: Doors open 7pm Performance from 7.30pm until 9.30, with an interval

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Tatcho Drom At The Notting Hill Mayfest

on Sun, 21 May 2017 at London St John's, Notting Hill 7:00pm

Inspired by the charisma of Esma Redepova, the virtuosity of Taraf de Haïdouks, the elegance of Vivaldi and the humour of Emir Kusturica, Tatcho Drom stage 'A Gypsy consommé with a satanic pulse' (Froots Magazine), a vibrant show of beautiful melodies and dancing rhythms from Eastern Europe and the Balkans. The performance will feature the latest pieces which Gundula Gruen, the lead violinist and singer of the group, discovered on her travels and research through the Balkans. Tatcho Drom will be joined by dancer Linda Cremin. Timings: Doors open 7pm Performance from 7.30pm until 9.30, with an interval

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Ned Roberts + Ciara O'neill + Will Shackleton

on Sun, 21 May 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. -------- An intimate evening of Folk, Blues & Country.... Ned Roberts A rising star on the UK folk scene, Ned Roberts has drawn comparisons with Tim Hardin and Leonard Cohen. With a timeless sound, poetic turn of phrase and vocal sensibility, his songs sit comfortably amongst the classics of the Laurel Canyon era. Ned's highly anticipated new album Outside My Mind was released in March on Aveline Records and has garnered much acclaim from BBC 6 Music and BBC Radio Scotland. Ciara O'Neill Irish singer-songwriter Ciara O'Neill hails from the darker edge of the folk. Her debut album The Ebony Trail displays both a strength and fragility and showcases poetic songwriting, complex guitar playing and a beautifully haunting vocal. Ciara spent much of 2015 and 2016 in Nashville writing songs with world class songwriters Gary Burr, Don Henry, Max T Barnes and Drew Ramsey whilst also performing at the legendary Bluebird Cafe, Music City Roots and Two Old Hippies. Will Shackleton London based musician Will Shackleton has worked as a sideman guitarist on the session scene for a number of years, performing with major label artists on stage, on TV and live in session at Abbey Road Studios. As a songwriter, Will draws upon the blues, country and southern rock, weaving intricate guitar playing and a smooth vocal around songs of love and loss, invoking influences of Jackson Browne, Eric Clapton and John Mayer.

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Miranda Sykes Solo

on Sun, 21 May 2017 at Osmington Village Hall 7:30am

Osmington Village Hall DT3 6FT Miranda Sykes, the acclaimed singer and bassist with 'Show of Hands' is returning to her roots. After a career spanning over 20 years, during which time she has played with many of the top musicians and singers within the folk world, she will be touring as she started out: one woman, one bass, and one guitar. Borrowed Places is a project that draws its inspiration primarily from the songs and landscapes of her native Lincolnshire but seen through the eyes of someone who has lived away for many years. The themes are not specific; the land changes, it grows, it shrinks, it adapts and it resists but most of all it lives and breathes. With her sensational voice, and accompanying herself, Miranda interprets the soul of the land and takes her audience on a journey that resonates with us all, wherever we live and it is one you won't want to miss. Bar and Free Parking Tickets 07816 832554 or wegottickets.com

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Brian Peters

on Sun, 21 May 2017 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

Traditional English songs with melodeon, concertina and guitar. You like Child ballads? - you've come to the right place!

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Steve Turner

on Mon, 22 May 2017 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Steve Turner

on Mon, 22 May 2017 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Benjamin Folke Thomas

on Mon, 22 May 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 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ruminative Swede's country soul soars on fourth album 8/10 - Uncut A precocious acoustic finger-picker, fearlessly confessional as a songwriter - Mojo This is an album that demands you listen, and that's no bad thing - Acoustic Scandinavian-born singer Benjamin Folke Thomas is excited to announce the release of his impressive new album Copenhagen on March 3rd, 2017. Folke Thomas was born in the coldest winter recorded in modern day history in Gothenburg; perhaps his obsession for sad, lamenting country songs was inevitable; and grew up on a secluded island off the coast of Sweden, populated by mainly evangelical Christians. However, Ben never found God. He discovered grunge music instead, and at the age of 11 he was playing drums in a punk band before turning to Folk and Americana music after seeing Kurt Cobain's performance of 'In The Pines' on Unplugged. Steeping himself in Leadbelly, Dylan, and Leonard Cohen, by the age of 20 he was an accomplished finger-picker, confident performer, and mature songwriter. Copenhagen is Ben's best work to date; an album full of Roots and rhythmic Blues, along- side the most beautiful descriptive storytelling, sung with his trademark baritone vocals and packed with anthemic choruses. After living and playing in London for some years, where he proved to be one of the most exciting prospects to come out of the acoustic scene in years, he released his first studio album Too Close To Here in 2013. It was mainly recorded with Swedish musicians in the Rosa Huset ('The Pink House') outside Gothenburg. Follow up Rogue State of Mind, re- leased in 2015, was recorded with his same Swedish band in their studio in an old ware- house, and focused in on the bands live nature with minimal rehearsal. Folke Thomas' live ability has attracted a dedicated fanbase and rave reviews, including Q Magazine describing his stunning playing... his finger-picking is the best you will ever hear, whilst the Guardian stated that he stands out like Oliver Reed at an AA meeting.

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Lisbee Stainton

on Tue, 23 May 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

The English Rose With The 8-String Guitar Lisbee Stainton is a 28 year-old singer-songwriter who has been writing music since she was 8 years old. She graduated in 2009 from Goldsmiths College, University of London, with a degree in Popular Music and her first album release already under her belt, Firefly, as well as having been the first unsigned singer-songwriter to play London's O2 Arena in 2007, performing two shows to 30,000 people. Since graduating, she has recorded a further 3 critically acclaimed albums. Girl on an Unmade Bed (2010) was recorded at Abbey Road Studios and produced by Rupert Christie (Lou Reed, Fisherman's Friends). The album earned Lisbee three play listed singles on BBC Radio 2, a 'Record of The Week' on BBC 6Music's Radcliffe & Maconie Show and gained the attention of Joan Armatrading, who personally chose Lisbee to be the main support act for her extensive 74-date tour of the UK and mainland Europe, including a sold-out concert at The Royal Albert Hall. Shortly afterwards, Lisbee was a featured artist on BBC Radio 2's prestigious 'In Concert' series. Lisbee's third album Go (2012) received more airplay from Radio 2 as Lisbee completed twenty-three intimate 'Living Room' concerts (including a performance aboard the nuclear submarine HMS Vigilant), a European tour with Paul Carrack, a UK tour with Gretchen Peters, a live session and interview for Radio 2's The Bob Harris Show, a UK tour supporting Ben Montague and a series of her own headline dates. During a tour of Germany, Folk star Seth Lakeman was so impressed with what he heard from Lisbee as the support act that he invited her to join his band to sing backing vocals and play banjo, harmonium, guitar and harmonica; a role that won her a whole new audience. Word Games (2013) was recorded at Monnow Valley Studio in Monmouth, Wales, and produced by Mikko Gordon (Thom Yorke) and Rupert Christie. Seth Lakeman's and Lisbee's fruitful onstage partnership led to the pair co-writing two songs on the album, with Lakeman also contributing vocals, viola and bouzouki throughout the album's recording. Lisbee co-write another track with Irish star Eleanor McEvoy ('Only A Woman's Heart'). 2014 subsequently saw Lisbee complete not only another headline tour of the UK, but also a UK tour with Paul Brady, a duo tour of Germany with Seth Lakeman and a live session for Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2. Lisbee's fifth album, Then Up, is the first to be entirely self-produced and is due for release in March 2017. Then Up is a triumphant, exultant journey through story-telling and self-discovery. It was recorded at Monnow Valley Studios and Real World studios and includes co-writes with Eleanor McEvoy, Ivor Novello nominee Charlie Dore (George Harrison, Tina Turner) and Tom Robinson. Between the time she spent writing and recording the album, Lisbee continued to tour in Seth Lakeman's band, played UK dates supporting Fisherman's Friends and performed at festivals such as Glastonbury, main stage slots at Wickham Festival and Towersey Festival, and Blacksheep Festival in Germany. Additionally, whilst continuing to be a prolific songwriter in her own right, Lisbee regularly co-writes with other songwriters and in addition to the writers already mentioned, has co-written with Ian Brown (Mighty Village Records), Henry Priestman and Don Mescall. In Sept 2016, Lisbee was selcted to travel to Nashville in a select group of 15 UK songwriters as a part of the UKTI Songwriting and Publishing camp. During which, Lisbee co-wrote songs with US songwriters Blue Miller (India Arie), Lamont 'Logic' Coleman (Wyclef Jean, Justin Bieber) and Tabitha Fair (Carole King). Lisbee's fans are renowned for their devotion to both her music and to her personally, often going above and beyond to experience her work. During her infamous Living Room tour of 2012, one of Lisbee's fans was so enthusiastic to see her perform that he knocked down a wall in his house in order to make space for both an audience and the stage. Lisbee's growing fan base continues to eagerly follow her performances wherever she plays.

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Aoife O'donovan

on Tue, 23 May 2017 at Guildford St Mary's Church 7:30pm

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Crh Music Presents Those Pretty Wrongs Featuring Jody Stephens (big Star) & Luther Russell

on Tue, 23 May 2017 at Bristol The Golden Lion 7:30pm

Those Pretty Wrongs is a unique musical project involving two old friends, Jody Stephens and Luther Russell. Jody Stephens is a founder and only surviving original member of Big Star. Although largely overlooked during their lifetime, Big Star became one of the most important bands in the history of rock music, having a massive influence on the likes of REM, Teenage Fanclub, Primal Scream, Wilco and too many others to mention. He's also an acclaimed record producer, and runs the legendary Ardent recording studios in Memphis. Luther Russell was the leader of seminal roots-rock band The Freewheelers and is now an acclaimed solo artist and producer of such acts as Richmond Fontaine. Those Pretty Wrongs combine brilliant songwriting ability and glorious musicianship with a history that encompasses everything from power pop to acoustic indie. Unmissable. Those Pretty Wrongs is overall a triumph for Stephens and Russell. The artistry and craftsmanship of the lyrics and songwriting brings up memories of Elliot Smith and James Taylor Paste Magazine

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Dona Oxford (usa) & Band - Uk Tour

on Tue, 23 May 2017 at London The Sound Lounge 7:00pm

DOÑA OXFORD- UK TOUR Heart and soul. Rhythm and blues. U.S. soul and blues diva with over 2,000,000 YouTube hits and star-studded C.V. brings UK and Europe tour to Brooks Blues Bar at The Sound Lounge " You're a bitch!" - Keith Richards - Rock Legend " ...Carole King meets The Rolling Stones" M. PETERS - FORTUNE MAGAZINE "Johnnie Johnson taught her timing. This I know." Bob Weir - Rock Legend "A two-fisted keyboard dynamo!" - Gary U.S. Bonds - Rock Legend "Such a great performer!" - Albert Lee, Legendary Guitarist "The new Goddess of Soul" - Don Peake, Legendary Guitarist Whatever plans you might have for Tuesday 23rd May - cancel them. Seriously! L.A.'s Doña Oxford is in Tooting at Brooks Blues Bar based at the Sound Lounge with her band and she really is that good. Doña is a world class soul and blues singer in the mould of greats like Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight and Tina Turner. She also happens to be one of the most respected female rock and roll piano players in the music industry, with over two million YouTube hits to her name for her famed "Boogie Woogie" showstopper. Doña grew up in New York and honed her talent in East Coast clubs before moving to Chicago and eventually Los Angeles where she blossomed as a live performer, songwriter and sought-after session musician. Her musical C.V. includes sessions with Van Morrison, Roger Daltrey and Ginger Baker and live performances with The Band's Levon Helm, Buddy Guy, The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir, Andy Fairweather Low and none other than Keith Richards who was so impressed with her keyboard skills he shouted "You're a bitch!" as they jammed on stage. After a well-received tour in 2015 as keyboard player and vocalist with Grammy winning guitarist Albert Lee, Doña decided to take her own British band on a tour of Europe. She made two highly successful tours in 2016, winning fans all over Britain, France, Belgium, Switzerland and Germany. The tours culminated in her latest album, the critically acclaimed "Live..and Loud!!" - produced by Jim Williams. 2017 sees Doña embark on a more extensive tour this spring, followed by festivals, club shows and theatre dates in the summer and autumn. " I'm so excited to be bringing my tour to the Sound Lounge - new home of the Brooks Blues Bar", says Doña, " I make sure my concerts always have a great party atmosphere. I'm a passionate fan of blues and soul and I try to put that across in my shows. I love to get people up on the dance floor!"

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Bronwen / Home - London Album Launch

on Tue, 23 May 2017 at London Welsh Centre 7:00pm

LONDON ALBUM LAUNCH FOR 'HOME' 'Home' is the eagerly-awaited debut album from the extraordinarily talented, bilingual singer-songwriter, Bronwen. Born and bred in the Dulais Valley in South Wales, singing and performing has been part of her life for as long as she can remember, taking up the piano at 5 years old and then teaching herself to play the guitar at 13. Her first taste of gigging and performing her own songs came at the age of 15 and she's been performing regularly ever since. Following an unforgettable Blind Audition on the BBC series "The Voice UK", where she sang her bilingual take on Sting's 'Fields of Gold', Bronwen gained a role in the BAFTA award winning and Golden Globe nominated film Pride, in which she sang the soundtrack theme Bread and Roses. Her self-released EP 'Pure Heart' led her to collaborating with world renowned producer, Hugh Padgham (who recorded the original Fields of Gold with Sting) and more recently she collaborated with producer, John Reynolds (Sinead O'Connor, Damien Dempsey, Damien Rice, Dido, Shane MacGowan) at his London based studio. 'Home' includes 14 beautifully crafted and heartfelt songs that combine to make a gorgeously enthralling debut album. 'Home' has received praise and support from BBC Radio Wales and her debut single 'Wide Eyed Love' was playlisted earlier this year. This exciting evening will consist of a live, hour long performance of tracks from the album 'Home', along with a chance to purchase signed copies of Bronwen's debut album after the show. Tickets : £5 online, £6 on the door. Album released by Sain Records. www.bronwen-lewis.co.uk

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Heidi Talbot

on Wed, 24 May 2017 at London St John on Bethnal Green 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7:30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.15pm. -------------------------------------------------------------- A voice that's both awestruck and tender (The New York Times) Heidi Talbot was born in Ireland became a folk star in the USA as a member of the Irish American band Cherish the Ladies, and now lives in Scotland, where she is married to the celebrated fiddler and multi-instrumentalist John McCusker. With a background like that, it's hardly surprising she should develop a style that switches easily between Celtic and Americana, but subtlety is Talbot's magic ingredient. From her gossamer voice to the delicate re-working of traditional and contemporary material that earned her rave reviews for her 2012 album Angels Without Wings. The girl from Co. Kildare, who spent several years in New York, slips effortlessly between musical worlds but retains a personal modesty rooted in traditional folk.

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Threaded / The Lost Notes

on Wed, 24 May 2017 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Daphne's Flight

on Wed, 24 May 2017 at Biddulph Town Hall 7:30pm

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Chris Wood

on Wed, 24 May 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Chris Wood is an uncompromising writer whose music reveals his love for the un-official history of the English speaking people. With gentle intelligence he weaves the tradition with his own contemporary parables. A self-taught musician, composer and song writer, Chris is a lifelong autodidact whose independent streak shines through everything he does. Always direct and unafraid to speak his mind, his song writing has been praised for its surgical clarity. He cites his major influence as Anon. His eagerly awaited new album 'So Much to Defend' (officially released 27th Jan 2017) was previewed at Cambridge Folk Festival last summer and includes reflections on minor league football, empty nest syndrome, learning to swim, Cook-in Sauce and, not least, the Gecko as a metaphor for contemporary society. Hollow Point; his chilling ballad of the shooting of Jean Charles Menezez, won a BBC Folk Award (he's won six.) and emphatically secured Wood's place as a serious speech-master for the unofficial history of England. Collaborators include Martin Carthy, Dizraeli, Billy Bragg, Andy Cutting, Andy Irvine, Karine Polwart, Jean Francois Vrod, The Imagined Village, Hugh Lupton, Martin Butler and many others. On stage Chris has the air of a craftsman who no longer needs to be precious about his art. Without any apparent effort he reaches deep into an enviable repertoire of songs before revealing another gem. "... at art school they said I had a remarkable eye for trivia, like it was a bad thing." The Herald ***** 5 Stars As close as it gets to a perfect union of voice and guitar, lyrics and melody, compassion, irony, realism, wit, and humanity. THE IRISH TIMES ***** 5 Stars Nobody comes even close to equaling his bird's-eye-view. MOJO **** 4 Stars a rarefied talent, both as writer and interpreter. Praise for 'None The Wiser': INDEPENDENT ***** 5 Stars The title track alone is a masterpiece EXPRESS ***** 5 Stars Wood has honed his songwriting to perfection here heartbreaking purity. THE GUARDIAN **** 4 Stars Remarkable for the settings as much as the lyrics. SONGLINES a quietly powerful, astute and vivid set of songs A folksoul album Chris takes a traditional song and has you absolutely gripped. He makes it really obvious why it is of contemporary relevance. On the flip side, he has managed this magical thing, writing songs on contemporary themes, or putting music to Hugh Lupton's words, that absolutely fit hand in glove with traditional songs, but are totally modern. Ian Anderson (fRoots Magazine) Nominated Best Original Song 'None the Wiser' BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014 Songwriter of the Year Spiral Earth Awards 2014 Folk Singer of the Year & Best Original Song 'Hollow Point' BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2011 www.chriswoodmusic.co.uk Photo Douglas Robertson

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Aoife O'donovan

on Wed, 24 May 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:30pm

Aoife O'Donovan's sophomore album, In the Magic Hour produced by Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, Neko Case) was released in 2016 via Yep Roc Records is a 10-song album full of the singer's honeyed vocals mixed with gauzy, frictionless sounds: splashing cymbals, airy harmonies, the leisurely baritone musings of an electric guitar. Written in the wake of O'Donovan's grandfather's death, In the Magic Hour is her most introspective effort yet, an aching exploration of memory and mortality. For a decade, O'Donovan wielded her instrument with tensile strength as the captivating lead singer of the Boston-based progressive string band Crooked Still. She was a featured vocalist on The Goat Rodeo Sessions, the Grammy-winning album by Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile, has made regular appearances on A Prairie Home Companion and collaborated with some of the most eminent names in music across a wide variety of genres from Alison Krauss to Dave Douglas In 2013 O'Donovan released her debut solo album, Fossils, a moody collection of original songs with a country lilt. The album garnered praise from The New York Times and Rolling Stone, while The Guardian deemed O'Donovan the next Americana celebrity. Most recently O'Donovan has lent her voice to the folk trio I'm With Her with singers Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek) and Sarah Jarosz.

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Lady Maisery

on Wed, 24 May 2017 at Bamford Village Institute 7:00pm

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Evie Ladin & Keith Terry

on Wed, 24 May 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 don't often hear words like traditional, and authentic paired with innovative and unique, but Evie Ladin and Keith Terry bring them together brilliantly Folkworks, Los Angeles A multi-talented singer, songwriter, clawhammer banjo player and step-dancer, EVIE LADIN is a truly sensational live performer. She grew up surrounded by traditional folk music in the North Eastern USA, her family home always open to musicians and dancers travelling through. Playing banjo from the age of 8 and clogging since she was just 5, Evie is steeped in traditional Appalachian music and dance, but also brings an urban edge and contemporary vision with her original songwriting, new interpretations of old songs, and her work in contemporary percussive dance. Ranging effortlessly across traditional music and dance, singer-songwriter and world/fusion genres, the multi-faceted Evie is an entertaining and engaging performer. Based in Oakland, California, she was previously the driving force behind all female San Francisco string band The Stairwell Sisters, and since 2010 has since released three albums under her own name. Evie Ladin is a natural entertainer with a gift for infusing folk practices with contemporary verve. San Francisco Chronicle Trained as a jazz drummer and known for his work in contemporary Body Music, talented musician, percussionist & dancer KEITH TERRY takes care of percussive duties on double bass, cajon and more, as well as joining Evie in dance elements of their performances. He's the founder of the International Body Music festival and a spectacular proponent of the art. Keith has toured extensively as a soloist body percussionist, and with his groups (including Corposonic and the Crosspulse Percussion Ensemble) he has also performed across the world, including at New York's Lincoln Center, the Bali Arts Festival, Vancouver Island MusicFest and Australia's Woodford Festival. In addition to his work with Evie Ladin, Keith has performed with a wide variety of artists including Kenny Endo, Freddie Hubbard, Barbatuques and Bobby McFerrin. He and Evie met on the dance floor, and they live a double life between the Folk/Americana circuit and the International Body Music scene they helped create both elements are beautifully integrated into their live show. Using any surface for its rhythmic possibilities, Keith Terry claps his hands, rubs his palms, finger-pops, stamps his feet, brushes his soles, slaps his butt and belly, pops his cheek, whomps his chest, skips and slides, sings and babbles and coughs, building his music out of a surprisingly varied register of sounds and clever rhythmic variations. Village Voice www.evieladin.com www.keithterry.com

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Acoustic Magic Presents ... Kris Dollimore Of Del Amitri

on Thu, 25 May 2017 at Newbiggin Maritime Centre 7:00pm

During a career in music, spanning four decades, Kris has graced some of the world's greatest stages and has played with many international bands and artists. These include The Godfathers, The Damned, Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Thunders, Adam Ant and Del Amitri. His guitar skills have always been admired, in whichever genre he has played. Now those skills are honed to perfection and they need to be. He has chosen a field where his playing is at it's most exposed. A man, a guitar and sometimes a voice. No room for error and nowhere to hide. With largely an acoustic repertoire, a fair portion of that being instrumental, in the vein of John Fahey and Jack Rose, precision playing is expected and delivered. This is his second time with us and we know you are in for a treat. Support from Steve Wilkinson Doors 7pm. Tickets - £6

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Lady Maisery

on Thu, 25 May 2017 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Lady Maisery create some of the most exquisite, thrilling vocal harmony work in the English folk scene. Hannah James, Rowan Rheingans and Hazel Askew work together with an impressive blend of ease and sophistication" * * * * The Guardian. With their unique approach to harmony singing and thoughtful, striking arrangements of both traditional repertoire and original compositions, Lady Maisery are skilful explorers of the power, beauty and vitality of folk song. Each member is also an accomplished instrumentalist, they expertly create a rich tapestry of fiddle, banjo, harp, concertina, accordion and foot percussion. The trio are also one of the foremost English proponents of traditional mouth music, or diddling, a form of singing without words which is a perfect showcase for their sheer musicality. Over the last five years, the trio have released three critically acclaimed albums (5 stars in the Financial Times, Album of the Week in The Independent) made many appearances on national radio and toured widely, performing sell-out shows across the UK and Europe. Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith are a highly acclaimed folk duo who play traditional and original music of the British Isles. Over the last three years they have built a reputation on the UK folk scene for arresting and moving performances. The songs themselves are always given centre stage but they are brought to life with sensitive musical arrangements and stunning vocals. There is an integrity that shines through their performances and a common thread of political struggle, resistance, and justice. They have been heavily influenced by the songs and singers of East Anglia, where they both grew up, but their music also reflects the diversity of voices within the folk world. Their second album 'Night Hours' was released in December 2016 to great reviews across the board and has fast cemented their place of longevity within the folk scene. "To be a great folk singer, you have to be a great storyteller, as Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith are clearly aware. The duo are both fine singers and multi-instrumentalists." (The Guardian); “Exhilaratingly diverse and full of impeccably crafted and beautifully realised songs” (Folk Radio) Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start.

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Lady Maisery

on Thu, 25 May 2017 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Lady Maisery create some of the most exquisite, thrilling vocal harmony work in the English folk scene. Hannah James, Rowan Rheingans and Hazel Askew work together with an impressive blend of ease and sophistication" * * * * The Guardian. With their unique approach to harmony singing and thoughtful, striking arrangements of both traditional repertoire and original compositions, Lady Maisery are skilful explorers of the power, beauty and vitality of folk song. Each member is also an accomplished instrumentalist, they expertly create a rich tapestry of fiddle, banjo, harp, concertina, accordion and foot percussion. The trio are also one of the foremost English proponents of traditional mouth music, or diddling, a form of singing without words which is a perfect showcase for their sheer musicality. Over the last five years, the trio have released three critically acclaimed albums (5 stars in the Financial Times, Album of the Week in The Independent) made many appearances on national radio and toured widely, performing sell-out shows across the UK and Europe. Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith are a highly acclaimed folk duo who play traditional and original music of the British Isles. Over the last three years they have built a reputation on the UK folk scene for arresting and moving performances. The songs themselves are always given centre stage but they are brought to life with sensitive musical arrangements and stunning vocals. There is an integrity that shines through their performances and a common thread of political struggle, resistance, and justice. They have been heavily influenced by the songs and singers of East Anglia, where they both grew up, but their music also reflects the diversity of voices within the folk world. Their second album 'Night Hours' was released in December 2016 to great reviews across the board and has fast cemented their place of longevity within the folk scene. "To be a great folk singer, you have to be a great storyteller, as Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith are clearly aware. The duo are both fine singers and multi-instrumentalists." (The Guardian); “Exhilaratingly diverse and full of impeccably crafted and beautifully realised songs” (Folk Radio) Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start.

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Heidi Talbot

on Thu, 25 May 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Over the past ten years Heidi has performed all over North and South America, the United Kingdom and Europe, Australia and New Zealand performing in the finest concert halls and international festivals. She is equally at home in front of a symphony orchestra, a performing arts center, a folk festival or even at the White House. Heidi has been nominated for folk singer of the year and best traditional song by BBC Radio 2, best live act by the Scottish traditional music awards and best female vocalist at The Irish Music Awards. She has shared the stage and recorded with Eddi Reader, Idlewild, Mark Knopfler, King Creosote, Tim O'Brien and Jerry Douglas. Radio and Television appearances include BBC Radio 2's loose ends, Bob Harris, Janice Long, Good Morning Sunday and RTE's Late Late show in Ireland, CBS This Morning, NBC, and Imus in the Morning, PBS and National Public Radio in the United States.

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Hannah Rose Platt & Luke Tuchscherer

on Thu, 25 May 2017 at East Grinstead The Dorset Arms 7:30pm

HANNAH ROSE PLATT is an enchanting singer-songwriter, talented storyteller and guitarist. She recorded her debut album Portraits in Nashville last year (produced by herself and Michael Bonagura) where she worked with some of the industry's leading names, Grammy award-winning musicians Mark Fain, (Ricky Skaggs, Dolly Parton) Stuart Duncan (Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, The Nashville Bluegrass Band, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss) and Jeff Taylor (The Time Jumpers, Elvis Costello). Born and raised in Liverpool, Hannah began playing the guitar when she was five, teaching herself how to play. Her musical education came from her stepfather who would encourage her to listen to a wide variety of music, scouring his extensive record collection for inspiration for her. Having played gigs around the country and in the USA, she released Portraits independently last spring. The album has already received widespread critical acclaim and considerable airplay on BBC Introducing, The Front Porch with Baylen Leonard at Amazing Radio, Resonance FM, Wrecking Ball Radio and Europe's leading country radio station CMR Nashville. Hannah's track '1954' has also been featured in Channel 4's Hollyoaks several times this year. Portraits was included in Glamour Magazine's 'Summer soundtrack 2015, was featured in several 'Best Of 2015' lists, and also featured on the back cover of Maverick Magazine and on their compilation CD. Hannah's performance highlight of 2015 was a slot at Summertyne Americana Festival 2015, (alongside artists such as Rosanne Cash and Emmylou Harris) as well as gigging up and down the country with acts such as Don Gallardo, The Rosellys and Wild Ponies. Most recently, Hannah was invited to legendary BBC Presenter, Bob Harris' home to film an 'Under the Apple Tree Session' for Whispering Bob TV. Hannah is now based in London writing her second album, and is now gigging across the UK with a fantastic five-piece band, Kate Robinson on fiddle (Sam Smith, Elbow, Bjork) Ryan Trebilcock on double bass, Nicholas Smalley on Drums and Ryan Williams on electric guitar/mandolin LUKE TUCHSCHERER is a Bedford-based singer/songwriter. He released his debut album You Get So Alone At Times That It Just Makes Sense in 2014. Recorded with producer Tom Peters, the album reflects the more acoustic side of Tuchscherer's songwriting featuring confessional songs, storytelling and social commentary and has attracted universal critical acclaim. The album was voted second best album of the year in Americana UK's reader's poll (and Luke was named second best male artist) and featured on multiple Best of 2014 lists. His second album Always Be True is expected in 2017.

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Miranda Sykes

on Thu, 25 May 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45am

The acclaimed third member of Show of Hands returns to her solo roots. After twenty years and more of playing with other top musicians, Miranda is touring this spring as she started out - one woman, one double bass, and one guitar. Her Borrowed Places project draws its inspiration primarily from the songs and landscapes of her native Lincolnshire, but seen through the eyes of someone who has lived away for many years. The themes are not specific: the land changes, it grows, it shrinks, it adapts and it resists but most of all it lives and breathes. With her sensational voice, and accompanying herself on guitar or bass, Miranda interprets the soul of the land and takes her audience on a journey that resonates with us all, wherever we live. This is one you won't want to miss.

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The Little Unsaid @ No8

on Thu, 25 May 2017 at Launceston No 8 Cafe 8:00pm

John Elliott and his band The Little Unsaid play music which transcends any folk genre, moving into an electo parallel with such cool virtuosity and lucid imagination both in music and in words that audiences are left completely spell-bound. We grabbed them before the festival season spirits them away for another successful summer!

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Hattie Briggs With Jasmine Scott Neale

on Thu, 25 May 2017 at Uxbridge RNA 7:45pm

A unique, atmospheric and friendly venue with a fully stocked bar at reasonable prices. NUS entry £4 available on the door.

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Hattie Briggs With Jasmine Scott Neale

on Thu, 25 May 2017 at Uxbridge RNA 7:45pm

A unique, atmospheric and friendly venue with a fully stocked bar at reasonable prices. NUS entry £4 available on the door.

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Captain Swing And The Blacksmith

on Thu, 25 May 2017 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:30pm

'Captain Swing and the Blacksmith' a riotous tale of passion and tragedy, is brought to life by the spellbinding voice of award-winning folk singer, Emmie Ward, Gili Orbach, accordion maestro Pete Watson, and the fiddle wizardry of Frank Biddulph. Traditional favourites and contemporary folk tunes all topped and tailed by the silky singer-songwriter Rebecca Hollweg. The new novel by Beatrice Parvin, praised for the musicality and lyricism of its language is rapturously showcased with songs and readings on the Ivyhouse Stage. 7.30pm Admission: £5 The Ivy House 40 Stuart Road Nunhead LONDON SE15 3BE ivyhousenunhead.com 020 7277 8233

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New Roots: Ferris & Sylvester

on Thu, 25 May 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Doors open 7.30 pm, music from 8.00 pm Nearest tube Kings Cross, 6 mins walk Tickets £7.00 adv/ / £8.00 door 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. Website: http://ferrisandsylvester.co.uk/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zofhj2lKEtY Dariush Kanani has studied guitar with fingerpicking guitar legends Stefan Grossman and John Renbourn and supported Grossman by his request on his sell out tour of the UK last year. He has also played frequently alongside British guitar giant Wizz Jones and recently appeared at a special tribute concert for the late John Renbourn at Cecil Sharp House in London alongside Jacqui McShee, Ralph McTell, Bernard Butler,Graham Coxon and more. Kanani's powerhouse, percussive, 'back slap' guitar technique and solid grooves bring to mind a young John Martyn- this combines with a delivery and melodic sensibility that evoke shades of John Mayer, Paul Simon and James Taylor to make for a deeply soulful sound. A consummate musician, his songs skilfully combine pop, folk, soul and jazz to make for a style that is truly his own. WATCH DARIUSH KANANI: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5nEXwSOPgk www.facebook.com/dariushkananimusic New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK roots scene. It's committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves- 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. We find that in traditional folk, indie folk, alt-folk, chamber folk, country blues, Americana, alt-country, old-time rhythm & blues, gypsy jazz, honky-tonk, klezmer, world music, modern classical music and all points in between. WEBSITE: www.newrootsevents.com NEW ROOTS RADIO: https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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Don Bikoff

on Thu, 25 May 2017 at Bexhill on Sea Music's Not Dead 7:30pm

Don Bikoff is considered as one of the seminal "primitive guitarists" He has played with many of the great guitar luminaries of the past incuding John Fahey,Mark Fosson, Dave Van Ronk, Mississippi John Hurt and so many more. Don's last tour of Europe w around 1968 just before the release of "Celestial Explosion", my first album, recently re issued by Tompkins Square

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Ireby Festival

on Fri, 26 May 2017 at Ireby Festival 1:00pm

Ireby is a small farming village with a population of about 160. It is situated on the north west edge of the Lake District National Park; 12 miles from Keswick and Cockermouth and 18 miles from Carlisle. With a range of music to suit most tastes, performed in small intimate indoor venues and a main stage venue restricted to just 650 people, Ireby festival presents an unforgettable and unique atmosphere and is considered among the best for those with a real love for an eclectic mix of live music. Family friendly - free parking, camping, good food. Real ale and stunning lake district views.

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Calanfest 2017

on Fri, 26 May 2017 at Lytchett Matravers Halls Road Farm 4:00pm

To celebrate the beginning of the summer, Calanfest fires up good health and happiness, incorporating music, poetry and well-being. Held on an intimate little site in deepest Lychett Matravers, Calanfest will re-energise your soul for three glorious days during the May bank holliday, 26th, 27th and 28th May

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Forest Folk And Roots Present Folklaw + Support

on Fri, 26 May 2017 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

Welcome to the world of FolkLaw! Exhilarating songs and music that guarantees to get your feet tapping, your face smiling and your festival-feet jumping! Acrobatic fiddling and earthy vocals are interwoven with distinctive vocal harmonies, mandola and guitars, as FolkLaw deliver a subtle reflective social commentary within a patchwork of inspirational songs and melodies. FolkLaw are well known for their crowd-surfing fiddle antics, engaging on-stage banter, and an energized stage performance is guaranteed. In the words of Banbury Folk Festival "One of the most exciting acts to grace the stage"!

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Forest Folk And Roots Present Folklaw + Support

on Fri, 26 May 2017 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

Welcome to the world of FolkLaw! Exhilarating songs and music that guarantees to get your feet tapping, your face smiling and your festival-feet jumping! Acrobatic fiddling and earthy vocals are interwoven with distinctive vocal harmonies, mandola and guitars, as FolkLaw deliver a subtle reflective social commentary within a patchwork of inspirational songs and melodies. FolkLaw are well known for their crowd-surfing fiddle antics, engaging on-stage banter, and an energized stage performance is guaranteed. In the words of Banbury Folk Festival "One of the most exciting acts to grace the stage"!

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Blues Night With Alan Glen & Dave Peabody, Simon Prager, Robert Chaney

on Fri, 26 May 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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Robbie Mcintosh Band

on Fri, 26 May 2017 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Guitarist Robbie McIntosh has one of the highest musical pedigrees you'll find anywhere on the planet and has legendary status among his fellow musicians. His career to date includes spells as guitarist with Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Tom Jones, John Mayer, and Norah Jones. Robbie has played many of the world's top festivals and venues. Among his numerous TV and radio appearances, Robbie was with Sir Tom Jones on Jools Holland's Hootenanny BBC TV show on New Year's Eve 2015. As a long-term member of The Pretenders, Robbie played at Live Aid in 1985 and on their top-10 UK hit, Don't Get Me Wrong. Robbie's brilliance across a range of music, both on acoustic and electric guitar has made him one of the world's most sought after session guitarists, and he has continued to tour and record with many of the most famous names in music. His band for tonight's show features some of his old friends and fellow session men, who between them have played with more names than it is possible to mention, but include: The Waterboys, Thea Gilmore, Andy Summers, Go West, Robert Fripp, Leo Sayer, Rory Gallagher, Toyah Wilcox, Lisa Stansfield, Judie Tzuke, Sandi Thom and Andy Fairweather-Low.

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The Mountain Firework Company

on Fri, 26 May 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Irish Mountain Music for City Folk The renowned anglo Irish alt-country folksters THE MOUNTAIN FIREWORK COMPANY are here to promote their latest critically acclaimed album The Lonesome Losing Blues They first 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 Taking the bluegrass sound in new directions and making it totally relevant for the 21st century, their unique brand of Americana is built on the solid foundations of American mountain music but with an added twist of Celtic Folk and a dash of Bed-sit Singer-Songwriter angst. Their trademark cocktail of dynamic drive and reflective power comes from combining traditional instrumentation (banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitars, Double Bass with added beef from a drum kit) with that dark thread of subject matter that runs direct from old Appalachian folk song right up to modern country noir. The bands songwriter and guitar and banjo maestro Gareth McGahan makes no attempt to mask the Gaelic overtones in his distinctive Belfast brogue and his delivery exactly mirrors his heartfelt writing style. His songs sound both contemporary and traditional , and when they are performed with the vocal harmonies supplied by the remaining band members (every one of whom are exceptional players) the band bristles with energy and vitality. Irish folk may have informed Americana but few explore the link as well as The Mountain Firework Company..Q MAGAZINE find this album as soon as possible and discover your next favorite band MAVERICK MAGAZINE the band's outstanding musicianship impresses time and again ..AMERICANA UK Contemporary British Folkgrass ..the ace in the hole is the bruised vocal imprint of Gareth McGahan ..Excellent. R2 ROCK'REEL MAGAZINE This is music of rich depth, incredibly rewarding to get into, and easily one of the best albums I've heard this year FLYIN SHOES REVIEW McGahan's lyrics are wonderfully crafted and the tunes flow almost effortlessly around and through them...They really pack a punch with their full-on rocking acoustic bluegrassy folk ...FOLK RADIO UK

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Carrie Elkin

on Fri, 26 May 2017 at Biggar Red Road Cafe 8:00pm

Doors open 7:30

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Foghorn Stringband//evie Ladin & Keith Terry

on Fri, 26 May 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

True North Music is proud to present a spectacular double bill of old time American music and dance! Steeped in traditional Appalachian music and dance, singer, songwriter, musician and dancer Evie Ladin (ex Stairwell Sisters) has been playing banjo from the age of 8 and clogging since she was just 5. Trained as a jazz drummer, Keith Terry (double bass, percussion) is a skilled proponent of the art of body music. This California duo are sensational live performers. Foghorn Stringband is a quartet renowned for down home, foot stomping, ass-kickin' old time music, with some Cajun and honky-tonk thrown in for good measure. With fiery fiddle, rapidfire mandolin, a rock steady rhythm section and classic harmony singing, this band draws on French-Canadian influences as well as roots in the South and West of the USA. Don't miss this very special one-off double bill! Doors 7:30pm Concert 8pm For more details visit truenorthpromotions.co.uk evieladin.com keithterry.com foghornstringband.com

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Plum Busby

on Fri, 26 May 2017 at London The King's Head - Crouch End 8:00pm

Fantastic night of music and variety featuring an array of talent Important Notes: Bills may alter at late notice check on www.downstairsatthekingshead.com for any last-minute changes. There is no reserved seating Downstairs. We can seat 90 and have 10 standing spaces. Your ticket guarantees entry, but if you want a good seat, please be with us by the advertised door opening time. Please bring evidence of booking (i.e; a print-out your confirmation email) If you have purchased a concessionary ticket, evidence of entitlement will be required.(Student, OAP, on Benefits etc) You can book tickets up to 6pm on the day of the show. After then, any remaining tickets will be sold on a first-come first-served basis on the door at the advertised doors open time. Also please note that, as an intimate venue, we discourage large group bookings, so tickets are limited on this show to a MAXIMUM of 8 per person. We want everyone to enjoy the show. Please don't talk during the performance and ensure your mobile phone is turned off. You will be required to leave without refund if your behaviour is disruptive. No recording in any medium is allowed without prior permission. Intoxicated persons will not be admitted. The use of E cigarettes is prohibited Note we do not allow food downstairs. If you are planning on eating upstairs before the show, please allow plenty of time to finish before coming downstairs.

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The Lambrettas

on Fri, 26 May 2017 at Tavistock The Wharf 8:00pm

The Lambrettas came into being in the late 1970's - they are most remembered for their second single Poison Ivy, and album Beat Boys in the Jet Age - see history below.... Since 1982 up to 2009 the band got back together now and then, but never with the intention of it being permanent. However, in 2009 Doug and Paul were asked if they would get back together to do a short set at a Modrophenia event in Brighton. As Jez could no longer be with them, and Mark was in America, they were joined by Phil Edwards on guitar and Chris Venzi-James on bass. After the Brighton gig it was clear they were back together permanently.

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Ceilidh And Accoustic Night

on Fri, 26 May 2017 at London Mycenae House 7:00pm

A great night of Dance and Live music, with a very special guest John Sloman

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Miranda Sykes

on Fri, 26 May 2017 at Broseley Birchmeadow Centre 7:00pm

Miranda returns to the Birchmeadow on her solo tour. Intimate venue, great acoustics, full bar.FREE PARKING

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Dan Stuart (green On Red)

on Fri, 26 May 2017 at London Aces & Eights 7:30am

Bonanza & Son + Decor Proudly Present: The legend that is Dan Stuart performing Green On Red songs and solo work with Don Antonio at two exclusive and intimate shows with only limited tickets available.

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James Keelaghan & Hugh Mcmillan (canada)

on Fri, 26 May 2017 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

www.keelaghan.com One of Canada's Premier Songwriters

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Helter Skelter With Solana + Guests

on Fri, 26 May 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A helter skelter night of Gyspsy fever as the 6-piece stomping gypsy folk and klezmer band Solana return to Jamboree The band are where plaintive Spanish guitars meet exuberant Celtic flutes and irrepressible fiddles in a feast of Jiggery-Polkary, so says John Blakely of Ear Trumpet Music. An instrumental gypsy-folk band from all over Europe, their sound encompasses folk, swing, klezmer, flamenco, Latin, reggae and trip-hop. Their live shows combine intricate arrangements with energetic performances and healthy improvisation, creating a merry vortex of dance.

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The Hot Rock Pilgrims

on Fri, 26 May 2017 at London Cafe Barcelona 7:00pm

The Hot Rock Pilgrims are an old-time/bluegrass supergroup featuring some of the most exciting young pickers in the South East of England. In high demand in festival across the UK, don't miss this chance to see them live at Cafe Barcelona. Together they will take you on a high-energy pilgrimage of Appalachian music and its descendants Tapas, wines and cocktails on the night. Doors 7pm. Music starts 8.30pm.

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Tony O'malley Band

on Fri, 26 May 2017 at Richmond Crawdaddy Club 8:00pm

Welcome back to Tony O'Malley with his fabulous band. Pure Class. Take some soulful vocals and funky piano playing from Tony O'Malley, founder of UK Soul Pioneers Kokomo. Mix with guitar, bass and drums from some of Britain's brightest young talent, and the occasional special guest. Add a blend of classic songs, undiscovered gems and original material. Plug in, and you get The Tony O'Malley Band. Truly Food for the Soul.

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Rick Kemp's Pipe And Slippers Evening

on Fri, 26 May 2017 at Southport Park Golf Club 6:30pm

FRIDAY SPECIAL IN CONJUNCTION WITH FRIENDS OF FOLK. ================================================== Songs, stories and good humour with memories and fascinating insights. Life on the road with Steeleye and much more!

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Hooley In The Highlands

on Sat, 27 May 2017 at Strathpeffer The Pavilion 12:30pm

The popular annual country music festival returns to the Pavilion in 2017. Organised by the Black Isle Country Music Club in association with North Highland Radio, this year's line up includes Johnny Brady & Band, Nicky James & State of the Heart, Jacob Carter, George McIntosh and the Stephen Smyth Duo. Tickets are on sale for the FULL DAY - 1pm until 12 midnight. Doors open at 12:30pm, supper break between sets from 5:45pm to 7:15pm.

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Kaz Hawkins

on Sat, 27 May 2017 at Howden The Shire Hall 7:30pm

Multi award winning Kaz Hawkins is Northern Ireland's very own blues and soul darling. The Belfast born singer-songwriter is fast becoming a performing icon across UK & Europe with the United States temptingly beckoning her over. Her high energy, original shows with her 1950s style swing-dress-meets-Dr Martens look and ability to closely connect with her public contribute to make Kaz one of today's most popular blues artists in the UK and Ireland, as she continues to play to full houses.  Kaz has been compared to Etta James & Janis Joplin to name but a few. Mixing through the genres of music for over 20 years, she finally found her niche in roots and blues, bringing a fun, inspiring & hopeful message with her new debut album Get Ready self-released in August 2014, featuring Kaz's deep, powerful voice, original song-writing and soulful tracks, Get Ready wooed both the public and the critics, winning the Blues Matters Magazine Writers' Poll Best Studio Album of 2015 in September. In a hat trick feat during the same month, Kaz accepted the prestigious Barry Middleton Award for Emerging Artist at the British Blues Awards (the first ever Northern Ireland recipient) and also received the Pure M Award for 2015 All-Ireland Best Female Act at a ceremony in Dublin. Kaz's stellar rise to success will be no surprise to the Northern Ireland's music fiends and blues fans over the world she has been wooing for years with her deep, powerful voice, original song writing and soulful tracks. No mean feat for the 43 year-old funky grandma, who owes surviving a life of physical and emotional hardship to music and a larger-than-life personality that doesn't take setbacks lying down! Kaz has now rebranded full time as KAZ HAWKINS BAND. Guitarist Nick McConkey has been with Kaz 4 years and has been a crucial part of the bands direction. With the addition in 2015 of brothers Pete & Jan Uhrin on drums and bass KHB as they are now known, release their Feelin' Good album and UK tour on 28th May at Belfast Empire Music Hall. Kaz has worked tirelessly for different charities and is Arts Ambassador for EastSide Arts Belfast in which she lectured students at Boston University on how she used music to survive trauma. Adding more strings to her bow, Kaz has just created Blues Sisterhood UK organisation, hoping to bring sisters together under one roof. In exciting news in March 2016, Kaz was invited to become an honorary member of UKBlues Federation. Of course Kaz accepted and this was her response What a great honour and I will endeavour to represent UK Blues as best I can as I try to push not only my own boundaries but those within the genre

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Whitney Rose

on Sat, 27 May 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 past two years have been massive for Whitney Rose, who is rapidly becoming an international sensation. The vintage country pop specialist's sophomore offering, Heartbreaker of the Year, converted critics' double takes into palpable buzz with its beguiling blend of then and now. Her 2015 release Heartbreaker of the Year was produced by The Mavericks' Raul Malo, who also performs on multiple tracks. Rose's vocals convey both vulnerability and sharpness a contrast that permeates her music as a whole to enthralling results. The album's success has impelled those in the know to include Rose's name in any conversation about the future faces of Americana and Country music. Whitney Rose has been lighting up the touring venues ever since her breakout album, Heartbreaker of the Year, and standout performance at last year's AMA. She's been praised everywhere from ND to The New York Times. And like any serious heartbreaker, she's got a killer band - No Depression Before moving to Austin, Whitney Rose had never danced the two-step. Now, the country-pop singer's infatuation with Texas' rich musical culture, from stage to studio to dance floor, informs an enthralling new project, a love letter to the Lone Star State. Her new EP, South Texas Suite, is a touch nostalgic, deeply romantic and defiantly personal it's Texas, through Whitney Rose's eyes and ears. South Texas Suite is a meticulous study of sound and place, but also a product of unexpected circumstance. Last October, shortly after the release of her album Heartbreaker of the Year, Rose packed up her boot collection and headed south to play a two-month residency at Austin's famed Americana bastion, the Continental Club. But that November- December engagement went so well, she wound up staying. Since then, she's toured extensively throughout North America, made her European debut and signed with Thirty Tigers-distributed Six Shooter Records. South Texas Suite will be released on January 27th 2017 and will be supported by a month long North American tour, and following that, over two months of performances in Europe, Scandinavia and the UK. A sultry country classicist with a tremble in her voice, Whitney Rose is partial to the magisterial gestures of the 1950s and 1960s." New York Times "Playfully croons through tales of love and mischief with girlish breath and devilish twang." Rolling Stone "Rose nailed this concoction of joining the purer sides of pop and country. The most exciting part is seeing where she goes next." American Songwriter "Whitney Rose's voice sounds like it's comin' on out of a time machine in RCA's Studio B in Nashville circa 1960. Her songwriting blends vintage R&B and retro country." Magnet "Sultry, dynamic, spicy in the way it slides between styles yet continues forward cohesively, Heartbreaker of the Year is quite the exhibition of Whitney's talents." Saving Country Music "Stark and sultry, here Rose hits heartache right between the eyes. With a croon that wraps dances perfectly between plaintive guitar riffs, Rose skillfully delivers classic country magic." Guitar World "Her writing is first rate, and she is really fucking good at her instrument." PopMatters

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Sari Shorr

on Sat, 27 May 2017 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

Warning! If you don't believe that women can sing the blues this performer may well prove you wrong! Sari Schorr sings as if her life depends upon it, her voice is rich and raw with emotion and she freely admits that for her, blues comes from the heart. She just can't sing songs that don't have that tug of truth for her. Schorr's live performances are mesmerising, it's as if she's cast a spell over the audience. She covers 'Black Betty' on 'Force of Nature' her new album - it's almost unthinkable for a blues singer, but Schorr strips it back until it's a new, pain-infused song that has been reborn rejuvenated.

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Shooglenifty Featuring Eilidh Shaw

on Sat, 27 May 2017 at London Water Rats 7:30pm

Shooglenifty, roughly translated as 'the bringers of joy', return to England, featuring very special guest fiddler Eilidh Shaw this May. So, take a break from the everyday and lose yourself in some superlative Scottish dance grooves. Whether full on birling, gentle swaying or just foot tapping is your thing, the devilishly dirty rhythms will transport you to a wild, slightly leftfield ceilidh where anything goes. Eilidh is best known as fiddler for the globally-influenced folk group The Poozies. She's originally from Taynuilt, near Oban, on the West coast of Scotland, but spent her twenties in Edinburgh, where she shared a flat with Angus R. Grant, led many of the fantastic, ground-breaking sessions and was involved in a huge number of projects with musicians across the genres. Like Angus her fiddling style has remained firmly rooted in the West Coast of Scotland (she was also taught by Angus's dad), but picking up a world of other influences along the way has meant she has evolved her own very distinctive style. Shooglenifty's 2017 started with a sell-out gig at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, as part of Celtic Connections. The band played tribute to their late fiddler Angus R Grant, filling his large shoes with not one, but six of Scotland's top Highland fiddle players. The audience in Glasgow were treated to performances from Adam Sutherland (Treacherous Orchestra), Charlie McKerron (Capercaillie), Duncan Chisholm, Eilidh Shaw (The Poozies), Gavin Marwick (Bellevue Rendezvous), and Laura Wilkie (Fat Suit). As subjects of a major documentary, The High Road to Who Knows Where, band members are considering their past (27 years together and counting) and planning their future in the full glare of the camera lens. Throughout the year they'll be working with some of the guest fiddlers from the Celtic Connections gig for live performances and their forthcoming album, The High Road to Jodhpur. The tour of England will be their first outing following the concert hall gig. Audiences can expect high energy performances with tunes and songs from their 2015 release The Untied Knot, favourites from their extensive back catalogue, and some of the new material to emerge from the Shoogle shed over the past couple of years. There will be dancing.

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Reg Meuross In Concert. With Special Guest, Lily Meuross

on Sat, 27 May 2017 at Exeter St James Church Hall 7:30pm

2017 heralds a new solo album from Reg Meuross. Faraway People is a fresh 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 has that rare gift of being able to touch people through his songs and performance, on a really human level. His words and music paint pictures that remain with the listener long after the song has been sung. Reg Meuross is a true modern troubadour, representing contemporary English folk writing at its best. There's something special about the way he writes and delivers a song Townes Van Zandt. His appearances at folk clubs and festivals throughout the UK and abroad, and his highly acclaimed solo albums have now established his songs as 'the hinges upon which swing the doors of perceptive English folk' (Folkwords). Reg will be joined by a very special guest - his daughter Lily, who also writes and sings her own songs. Folk presenter Mike Harding has said of Lily's music: "...beautiful - as they say in Ireland - the fruit never falls far from the tree." I agree, she has a remarkable talent, and people are bound to draw parallels between her and her well established and acclaimed father, of course, but Lily strikes me as a very independent spirit and her music has its own flavour.

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The Swamp Stomp String Band

on Sat, 27 May 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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Dan Stuart (green On Red)

on Sat, 27 May 2017 at London Aces & Eights 7:30am

Bonanza & Son + Decor Present The legend that is Dan Stuart performing Green On Red songs and solo work with Don Antonio at two exclusive and intimate shows with only limited tickets available.

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Pete Morton

on Sat, 27 May 2017 at Bradford Black Dyke Mills Heritage Venue 7:15pm

Some of the hardest edged British folk music has been produced by Leicester-born Pete Morton. Pete sings from the heart; traditional songs rubbing shoulders with contemporary tales of love, politics and social comment. The Black Dyke Mills Heritage Venue is proud to present one of the finest songwriters and performers around today. "Pete Morton is amongst the best that the British roots music scene has produced in living memory." There is no bar at the venue but please feel free to bring along a bottle (or two!)

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Galina Vale

on Sat, 27 May 2017 at Manchester Christ Church 7:30pm

Enjoy a colourful evening of classical, flamenco and folk guitar music from Spain, Latin America, Eastern Europe and beyond. A classically-trained guitar virtuoso, Galina combines a charismatic stage presence and dynamic powerful playing style with an unusually wide-ranging and technically-demanding repertoire. A child prodigy raised in a family of musicians, Galina's performing career began at the age of eight with an appearance on Ukrainian State Television. Performed over 2000 concerts around the world she was named as an Ambassador of the International Guitar Festival of Great Britain.

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Grace Petrie

on Sat, 27 May 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

We are delighted to welcome back the fantastically talented Grace Petrie for a headline show at The Greystones! She is part of The Greystones family and has played some storming and memorable gigs as headliner and when playing with her hero Dick Gaughan and sold-out shows with Coven in 2016 & 2017. Grace Petrie is a songwriter, activist and performer 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 quietly become one of the most prolific and respected songwriters working in the UK today. Her latest release, Love Is My Rebellion (2013) charts the journey beyond protest singer, through mid-term political cynicism 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 faith and with love, that will resonate with listeners everywhere. Grace's young career boasts three 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 is a frequent guest on BBC Radio 4's the Now Show and has appeared on Channel 4's Random Acts. She has been featured in The Guardian, Diva Magazine and named one to watch in the Independent on Sunday's 2013 Pink List of influential LGBT figures. www.gracepetrie.com Tickets are available from the venue daily until 6pm.

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Carrie Elkin

on Sat, 27 May 2017 at High Wycombe Secret venue 7:00pm

A VERY INTIMATE EVENING, WITH AUSTN BASED CARRIE ELKIN PROMOTING HER NEW RELEASE " THE PENNY COLLECTOR" WITH SUPPORT FROM HER HUSBAND TOP SONGWRITER , DANNY SCHMIDT.

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Murphy's Marbles A Celtic Journey

on Sat, 27 May 2017 at Leek Foxlowe Arts Centre 7:30am

An unforgettable evening of Irish music. Performance starts at 8.00 pm.

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The Trevor John Band

on Sat, 27 May 2017 at Chichester The Chichester Inn 8:00pm

Classic Rock Anthems

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Whirling Mystics: A Journey Into Turkish Sufi Music, Poetry And Dance With Latif Bolat

on Sat, 27 May 2017 at London St Ethelburga's, Bishopsgate 7:00pm

Latif Bolat has been a regular presence at St Ethelburgas since the start of the Listen to the World Music series years ago and we are delighted to have him back. He will be presenting an evening dedicated to Turkish mysticism starting with a short lecture and followed by a concert. He will be joined by a spectacular whirling dervish, Serap Yilmaz. "Not Christian or Jew or Muslim, not Hindu, Buddhist, Sufi, or Zen. Not any religion or cultural system I belong to the beloved, have seen the two worlds as one and that one call to and know, first, last, outer, inner, only that breath breathing human being." RUMI In the mystical land of Anatolia, Hitite, Greek, Armenian, Urartian, Arab, Kurdish, Jewish, Zoroastrian, Islamic, Christian, Turkish and many other cultures blended beautifully to create the unique culture of Anatolia. This programme tries to reflect the devotional and mystical aspect of the Anatolian culture, accumulated over thousands of years. There will be a pre-concert lecture on Turkish Sufi mystic tradition with Latin Bolat at 7:30 pm: "A thousand years of Turkish Sufi mystic philosophy, poetry and arts" Food and drink available for sale More details on the website Concession tickets available on the door

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Shooglenifty

on Sun, 28 May 2017 at Lewes The Con Club 7:30pm

Shooglenifty's 2017 started with a sell-out gig at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, as part of Celtic Connections. The band played tribute to their late fiddler Angus R Grant, filling his large shoes with not one, but six of Scotland's top Highland fiddle players. The audience in Glasgow were treated to performances from Adam Sutherland (Treacherous Orchestra), Charlie McKerron (Capercaillie), Duncan Chisholm, Eilidh Shaw (The Poozies), Gavin Marwick (Bellevue Rendezvous), and Laura Wilkie (Fat Suit). As subjects of a major documentary, The High Road to Who Knows Where, band members are considering their past (27 years together and counting) and planning their future in the full glare of the camera lens. Throughout the year they'll be working with some of the guest fiddlers from the Celtic Connections gig for live performances and their forthcoming album, The High Road to Jodhpur. The tour of England will be their first outing following a return to their highland home, Glenuig, in mid-May. Audiences can expect high energy performances with tunes and songs from their 2015 release The Untied Knot (featuring guest vocalist Kaela Rowan), favourites from their extensive back catalogue, and some of the new material to emerge from the Shoogle shed over the past couple of years. There will be dancing.

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Michele And Romeo Stodart Present.....

on Sun, 28 May 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 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! Live performances from the night will feature on the band's podcast at www.facebook.com/TheMagicNumbers. This aims to be an evening with a real touch of magic!

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Dancing Bear Presents: The Savage Prunes

on Sun, 28 May 2017 at Sheffield The Shakespeare 7:30pm

Dancing Bear hosts evenings of rare and beautiful music from around the world, in Sheffield. The Savage Prunes are an innovative instrumental trio, performing new music on traditional instruments. Combining the talents of bagpipe virtuoso Callum Armstrong, classical cellist George Pașca, and folk fiddler John-Francis Goodacre, they play complex and compelling music, all of which is newly composed by members of the band. These pieces draw on folk traditions from across Britain and France, as well as more eclectic sources from baroque to pop. Their debut album Straight Line Talking has already begun to make waves both in Britain and abroad. 'Brilliant. The Savage Prunes are exactly what the British folk scene needs right now' ★★★★★ Spiral Earth Doors: 7:30 Music: 8pm

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Dancing Bear Presents: The Savage Prunes

on Sun, 28 May 2017 at Sheffield The Shakespeare 7:30pm

Dancing Bear hosts evenings of rare and beautiful music from around the world, in Sheffield. The Savage Prunes are an innovative instrumental trio, performing new music on traditional instruments. Combining the talents of bagpipe virtuoso Callum Armstrong, classical cellist George Pașca, and folk fiddler John-Francis Goodacre, they play complex and compelling music, all of which is newly composed by members of the band. These pieces draw on folk traditions from across Britain and France, as well as more eclectic sources from baroque to pop. Their debut album Straight Line Talking has already begun to make waves both in Britain and abroad. 'Brilliant. The Savage Prunes are exactly what the British folk scene needs right now' ★★★★★ Spiral Earth Doors: 7:30 Music: 8pm

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Wille & The Bandits - Seated Ticket - 7.30pm

on Sun, 28 May 2017 at Lyme Regis Marine Theatre 7:30pm

Wille and the Bandits, the blues-bending band from Cornwall, are one of the best live acts in the country. They've played with Deep Purple, Joe Bonamassa and Status Quo, becoming firm festival favourites with a growing following for their energetic and soulful performances. This three piece combo fuses the spirit of Jimi Hendrix with the Delta blues, mixing slide guitar, gritty vocals and pulsating beats to create a unique exhilarating British blues sound.

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Wille & The Bandits - Standing Ticket - 7.30pm

on Sun, 28 May 2017 at Lyme Regis Marine Theatre 7:30pm

Wille and the Bandits, the blues-bending band from Cornwall, are one of the best live acts in the country. They've played with Deep Purple, Joe Bonamassa and Status Quo, becoming firm festival favourites with a growing following for their energetic and soulful performances. This three piece combo fuses the spirit of Jimi Hendrix with the Delta blues, mixing slide guitar, gritty vocals and pulsating beats to create a unique exhilarating British blues sound.

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Scott Wainwright

on Sun, 28 May 2017 at Durham Empty Shop HQ 4:30pm

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100 Club Tuesday Blues Ft. Southbound

on Tue, 30 May 2017 at London 100 Club 7:30pm

Solid Entertainments presents TUESDAY BLUES SOUTHBOUND + DEEP BLUE SEA + LOL GOODMAN BAND

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David Campbell

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

David Campbell is the only member of Birmingham's (and Aberdeen's) most celebrated singing family still active on the folk scene. His grandparents were traditional singers from the ballad-rich north-east of Scotland. His father was prominent and influential in the folksong revival of the '60s, and a prolific writer of songs now often regarded as traditional. Master of the unaccompanied singing tradition in which he was raised, David also accompanies himself, usually on 5-string banjo - which he frails in the old-time manner - or ukulele.

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Fairport Convention

on Wed, 31 May 2017 at Lowdham Village Hall 7:30pm

Seated event, with cabaret-style seating. Seating plan drawn up a day or two in advance, so let us know if you wish to sit with friends who have bought tickets. BRING YOUR OWN DRINKS - THERE IS NO BAR

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Ange Hardy & Lukas Drinkwater

on Wed, 31 May 2017 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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Cloudstreet

on Wed, 31 May 2017 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Gizmo Varillas

on Wed, 31 May 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Deliriously inventive. CLASH MAGAZINE One of 2016's biggest surprises. INDIE SHUFFLE Hugely talented. BBC 6 Music The cult of Gizmo Varillas continues to grow with UK and US tastemakers at BBC 6 Music and KRCW coming across and championing someone they see as a major new emerging talent. Racking up critical acclaim across Daytrotter, CLASH Magazine, Indie Shuffle and Uncut amongst others, supporting Jack Savoretti on his European tour as well as his own sold-out show at Ronnie Scott's, Gizmo consolidates one of the breakthroughs of the year with an official Yoko Ono-approved new track 'No War'. The fourth release from Gizmo, following on from his debut EP 'El Dorado' contains one of the select number of samples of The Beatles' John Lennon's ever cleared by his estate and is one of the notably few reactionary tracks confronting the current political climate. Specifically identifying the American president Donald Trump's alleged wall building and the general sense of isolationism growing across both sides of the Atlantic, Gizmo softly calls for reason and peace, echoing the sentiments of the legendary Beatle. Continuing his unique combination of folk tinged with south American tropicalia, 'No War' conjures the ethereal harmonies and melodies of the likes of Fleet Foxes and Grizzly Bear, whilst stamping his subtle Latin influence across it. An intoxicating sound as timeless as it is genuinely exciting - Gizmo has played every instrument, arranged and produced every record he's released. Urgent, bold and inventive, 'No War' continues to mark Gizmo as a cult gem of a star in waiting.

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David Rovics Punk Baroque World Tour

on Wed, 31 May 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

The last time David Rovics had a real job was when he was a part-time barista at a Starbucks in 1995. After having too many thoughts about killing all the white men in suits who never tipped that entered his workplace (which were most of the clientele), he quit that job quick. Since then he has been subsisting as a musician, playing in the streets and subways of Boston at first, and by the late 1990's, touring internationally as a DIY protest singer. Except that he hates the term protest singer. But that's how the mainstream media would dismissively define him and his ilk, anyway, so there you go. If the great Phil Ochs were to rise from the dead today, he would probably be hailed as the new David Rovics. (Andy Kershaw, BBC) Absolutely brilliant. David Rovics says exactly what needs to be said. (Ian McMillan, BBC) David Rovics is a freaking genius. (Eric Spitznagel, MTV)

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Carrie Elkin With Special Guest Danny Schmidt

on Wed, 31 May 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 Penny Collector is Austin, Texas-based singer-songwriter Carrie Elkin's long-awaited new solo album. After touring extensively as a featured vocalist with the Sam Baker Trio and as a duo performer with her husband Danny Schmidt, this is Elkin's highly anticipated return to her solo work. Written in a year that was bookended by the birth of Elkin's first child and the process of caretaking her father through the dying process, The Penny Collector is a poet's momentous stroll full circle around the human lifecycle in one single year. It's a journey that is beautifully told, fragile and heartbreaking at times, joyous and raucous in others. And Elkin once again delivers the powerhouse vocal performance that people have come to expect, with delicate waves of intimacy that build to astonishing crests and crashes of intensity. I'm thinking Patty Griffin, Nanci Griffith and Iris DeMent....spellbinding Bob Harris

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Mara Simpson + Our Man In The Field

on Wed, 31 May 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... MARA SIMPSON + OUR MAN IN THE FIELD MARA SIMPSON Introduced to the world with whisky at birth. Singer-songwriter guitarist, banjo thrasher & keys caresser who has called Watamu, Wellington, Berlin & Brighton all home. She's captivated audiences around the world with her soulful melodies, rich lyricism, unassuming charm and wicked laugh. With a style of writing equally as eclectic as her background, Mara delivers an old soul voice with a unique perspective, quoted by New Zealand Musician Magazine as 'Soulful, sincere, warm, rich and intimate. The songwriting is stunning.' Growing up between England and East Africa, she's played stages and festivals across Germany, New Zealand and the UK where she lives. OUR MAN IN THE FIELD Our Man in The Field writes musical snapshots from the lives he's observed or the life he's lead. Influences include the open spaces of the North East Coast and the raw energy overflowing into London's sky line, and all the people in between.

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F B Pocket Orchestra

on Wed, 31 May 2017 at Framfield Memorial Hall 7:30pm

The FB Pocket Orchestra Takes its listeners back to the hot jazz, blues, ragtime & popular dances of the 1920/30s & earlier. The members originally began playing together in various FB Music & Media projects and officially began playing as The FB Pocket Orchestra in 2012

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Ange Hardy & Lukas Drinkwater

on Thu, 1 Jun 2017 at North Shields Percy Park Rugby Club 7:30pm

Ange Hardy & Lukas Drinkwater are two of this generation's most sought-after performers. Ange has racked up countless awards for her song writing and live performances including a nomination at the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, three consecutive FATEA Magazine award wins: "Female Vocalist of the Year (2013)", "Album of the Year (2014)" and "The Tradition Award (2015)". Ange's last two studio albums - both featuring Lukas Drinkwater on double bass and backing vocals - appeared in The Telegraph's Best Folk Albums lists for 2014 and 2015. Ange and Lukas formed as a duo for the 14-night tour that accompanied the multi-award winning "Esteesee", an album of original music based on the life and work of the 18th century poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. That album, written and produced by Ange, also featured Steve Knightley, Patsy Reid and Archie Churchill-Moss amongst its cast of 11 top folk musicians. Ange and Lukas's 2016 studio album 'Findings' features songs which draw heavily from the folk tradition and broadly focus on the themes of family, migration and local trades. "Findings" are the parts used to join jewellery components together to create something beautiful. This new album is about bringing together two musicians to create something even greater than the sum of their parts. The success of the pairing was recognised in January 2017 when the partnership won FATEA's acclaimed Duo Of The Year Award for 2016. Launched on BBC Radio 2 on 14 September 'Findings' has been receiving plaudits from all quarters since and in January 2017 it won Laurel Canyon's 2016 Album Of The Year Award. Mike Harding has referred to Ange as "one of the most interesting, powerful and talented singers and songwriters ... of recent years" and her 2016 gigs with Lukas have served to cement their position as two of the current folk scene's greatest performers. Don't miss this very rare opportunity to experience the magical combined talents of Ange and Lukas up close in an intimate setting. "Two of this generations most in-demand performers" FATEA Magazine "'Findings' is complex yet simple, passionate, powerful and ultimately the real deal" Mike Harding

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Tildon Krautz

on Thu, 1 Jun 2017 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

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Robin & Bina Williamson

on Thu, 1 Jun 2017 at Carmarthen The Parrot Music Bar 8:00pm

Robin & Bina will perform two sets with a short break between.

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Fairport Convention @50 Spring Tour 2017

on Thu, 1 Jun 2017 at Sandwich St Mary's Church 7:00pm

Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start Tickets Online (Wegottickets) £22.50 Offline (from Fitb at gigs or by post) £24 On the Door £26 Fairport Convention 50th Anniversary Spring Tour 2017 As much a British Summer Institution as Wimbledon The Guardian Enjoy an evening of musical celebration with Fairport Convention at this golden anniversary tour concert. Credited with originating British folk-rock, Fairport first took to the stage in 1967's summer of love. Throughout the intervening five decades (and numerous changes of line-up) the band's passion for live performance has never wavered. To mark it's fiftieth year, Fairport has released a brand new CD titled 50:50@50. The band will play a selection of tracks from the album as well as long-established favourites from their extensive repertoire. Fairport Convention has attracted critical acclaim throughout it's long career. The band won a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award, Radio 2 listeners voted Fairport's groundbreaking album Liege & Lief 'The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time', and their story and music has often featured on radio and television. Fairport Convention's line-up is Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, Ric Sanders on violin and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion. Impressive musicians with a great back catalogue... (they) take chances and clearly enjoy themselves. The Guardian Vigorous and confident...the music leapt around the room. The Mirror It's been too long since we have been to this beautiful venue, so we're thrilled to be back there and bringing the fab Fairport fellas to lovely Sandwich. Luke Jackson Opening the concert in Sandwich will be Luke Jackson, no stranger to Folk in the Barn audiences. It's been a while since Luke has opened for anyone for us, he's moved on to far greater things, recording and touring with his excellent trio, with Grammy winner Amy Wadge and establishing his successful solo career. However Luke and his Mum and Dad are longstanding Fairport fans so we thought it about time he got to play for the guys.

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Fairport Convention @50 Spring Tour 2017

on Thu, 1 Jun 2017 at Sandwich St Mary's Church 7:00pm

Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start Tickets Online (Wegottickets) £22.50 Offline (from Fitb at gigs or by post) £24 On the Door £26 Fairport Convention 50th Anniversary Spring Tour 2017 As much a British Summer Institution as Wimbledon The Guardian Enjoy an evening of musical celebration with Fairport Convention at this golden anniversary tour concert. Credited with originating British folk-rock, Fairport first took to the stage in 1967's summer of love. Throughout the intervening five decades (and numerous changes of line-up) the band's passion for live performance has never wavered. To mark it's fiftieth year, Fairport has released a brand new CD titled 50:50@50. The band will play a selection of tracks from the album as well as long-established favourites from their extensive repertoire. Fairport Convention has attracted critical acclaim throughout it's long career. The band won a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award, Radio 2 listeners voted Fairport's groundbreaking album Liege & Lief 'The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time', and their story and music has often featured on radio and television. Fairport Convention's line-up is Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, Ric Sanders on violin and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion. Impressive musicians with a great back catalogue... (they) take chances and clearly enjoy themselves. The Guardian Vigorous and confident...the music leapt around the room. The Mirror It's been too long since we have been to this beautiful venue, so we're thrilled to be back there and bringing the fab Fairport fellas to lovely Sandwich. Luke Jackson Opening the concert in Sandwich will be Luke Jackson, no stranger to Folk in the Barn audiences. It's been a while since Luke has opened for anyone for us, he's moved on to far greater things, recording and touring with his excellent trio, with Grammy winner Amy Wadge and establishing his successful solo career. However Luke and his Mum and Dad are longstanding Fairport fans so we thought it about time he got to play for the guys.

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The Sparrows Of Paris

on Thu, 1 Jun 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 Sparrows of Paris are now ready to launch their first album upstairs at The Green Note! Parisian chanteuse Carolyn Saint-Pe takes you back in time to the Paris of yesteryear, with French chansons and Musette music from the 1910s to 1950s. She is joined by Josh Middleton on accordion, Julia Doyle on double bass, Joe Perkins on guitar, and a new addition of Lucy Tasker on the clarinet. You will hear their first album JAVAS, and you will also have the chance to explore tangos, valses, and chansons of the French vintage repertoire as sung by Edith Piaf, Mistinguett, Fréhel and Arletty. Some original compositions will also added to the mix.

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Myshkin Warbler

on Thu, 1 Jun 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- New Orleans schooled, gypsy spirited, endlessly curious, Myshkin is a rare bird among songwriters. Darkly joyous, compellingly complex songs, a soaring voice and pulsing guitar, work that slips under the skin and stays there. Literate, political, heartbreaking, soulbuilding, gorgeous. Recent projects include touring a co-bill show with Victoria Williams, and creating her Royal Rabble Circus for the Joshua Tree Music Festival. She will be joined at the Green Note by Mat Martin on tenor guitar and banjo and Jenny Qaqundah on cello. A poet who actually has something to say... dense, dark songs rendered beautifully. Dirty Linen Dusky, haunting gems... for all its risk-taking, never fails to sound totally organic... excellent. All Music Guide A giant among songwriters City Life, Manchester, UK

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Underhill Rose (usa) + Jonas & Jane

on Thu, 1 Jun 2017 at Winchester Railway Inn 7:45pm

Harmonies. Soul-touching lyrics. Eye-catching stage presence. Underhill Rose has become synonymous with beautiful music, charming personalities, and rippling success. In the last four years, the boot-wearing trifecta from Asheville, North Carolina has independently released two albums in the top of the Americana Music Association Airplay Chart and Roots Music Report Chart, all the while garnering critical acclaim from around the globe. It's full steam ahead for these female troubadours as they release their first live album in spring 2017 with their third tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland. Over two starry September nights in 2016, their authentic, live sound was captured in their home state. Featuring original songs from their three studio albums, Underhill Rose Live covers the depth and joy of nearly a decade of musical partnership. The stripped-down sound highlights the soulful harmonies that originally brought Eleanor Underhill and Molly Rose together to play music. By removing the bells and whistles of past recordings, Underhill Rose reveals the fundamental elements of their sound: a powerful trio in full bloom. Get to know the joyful soaring voice of Molly Rose and her guitar, the distinctive styling of Eleanor Underhill's open-back Deering banjo and salty-blues vocals in tandem with Salley Williamson on upright bass and harmonies. With their song-centered original compositions and diverse southern backgrounds, the women of Underhill Rose create three-part harmony music that is real and inspired.

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Steve Tilston

on Thu, 1 Jun 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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50 Years Of Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

on Thu, 1 Jun 2017 at Liverpool Leaf 7:30pm

Remember last year's sold out show when Roxanne de Bastion and friends re-created The Beatles' classic Revolver album? Well we're doing it all again, but this time it's the turn of Sgt Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band! 50 years to the day since it was first released, Roxanne will be joined on stage by house band The Ragamuffins, plus guests, who will be performing the whole of the Summer of Love's most iconic album from start to finish (that's Side A and Side B!). The second half of the show will see some of the guests performing their own songs inspired by the Fab Four. Guests confirmed so far include Me & Deboe, Charlie McKeon, and Thom Morecroft, with more guests to be confirmed.

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Acoustic Festival Of Britain 2017

on Fri, 2 Jun 2017 at Uttoxeter Racecourse 11:00am

Fairport Convention, Wishbone Ash by Martin Turner, Seize The Day, Howard Jones, Ed Tudor Pole, Gaz Brookfield, Nell Bryden, Boy on a Dolphin, Thrill Collins, The Barsteward Sons of Val Doonican, TV Smith, Nick Harper A Fun Filled, Family Friendly Festival. 4 Stages of World Class Music, Comedy & Entertainment over 3 Days. Plus all the goodies you have come to expect from The Acoustic Festival: Camping, Glamping (Luxury Camping), Park by Your Tent, Hot Showers, Posh Flushing Loos, Easy Access. Kids Area, Fancy Dress, Great Selection of Caterers & Traders. NEW for 2017, Our Blues Bar, Showcasing some of the very best in UK Blues Music

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13th Wirral Folk Festival 2017

on Fri, 2 Jun 2017 at Ellesmere Port The Whitby Club Doors 6pm Friday, 10am Saturday & Sunday

This is a festival of the arts and includes contemporary and traditional folk/acoustic music, dance, and poetry. As in previous years it consists of 5 main stage concerts, the line-up for which (in reverse order) is as follows Friday 8pm - MARTIN/ELIZA CARTHY, Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston, Edwina Hayes, Sarah Horn & James Cudworth Saturday 12-45pm - MARK RADCLIFFE'S GALLEON BLAST, Merry Hell, Collin Henderson, The Trials of Cato Saturday 7-30pm - LINDISFARNE, Mark Radcliffe's Galleon Blast, Anthony John Clarke, Granny's Attic Sunday 12-45pm - BLACKBEARD'S TEA PARTY, The Coal Porters, Bernard Wrigley, Anthony John Clarke Sunday 8-00pm - DEMON BARBER'S XL ROADSHOW, Blackbeard's Tea Party, Mawkin In addition festival fringe events will include: - Thursday night Oak Room 'Sing in the Festival Open Mic, Mini-Concerts, 'Chances to Meet' artistes, Folk Club concerts, Singers/Musicians sessions, Singarounds Ukulele and Irish Jam sessions. Comedy hour, Training workshops in: - Irish Music, Ukulele, Guitar, Songwriting, Poetry and Learning to sing. Folkus (Folk Arts North West) will give training in Bodhran and Whistle, Morris Dance displays and Craft Fair including demonstrations by the National Waterways Museum Ladies Craft Team.

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Bob Wood (this Is An Oak Room Concert)

on Fri, 2 Jun 2017 at Stony Stratford The Cock Hotel (Marquee Suite) 8:15pm

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Conservatoire Folk Ensemble

on Fri, 2 Jun 2017 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

Join the Conservatoire Folk Ensemble for this - their 20th Anniversary Tour! Joe Broughton's Folk Ensemble really do provide an entire festival in two hours, cramming at least 50 of the best young musicians in Britain onto our stage, then filling the room with their exhilarating blend of folk, funk, classical, ska, reggae, jazz hip-hop and everything in between!! Leader and fiddle player Joe Broughton formed the Conservatoire Folk Ensemble 20 years ago - since then a host of modern folk luminaries - including Sam Sweeney, Jim Moray and Katriona Gilmore have all been taught their craft by him.

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Martyn Joseph In Concert

on Fri, 2 Jun 2017 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Martyn Joseph - Spring Tour 2017 Martyn Joseph is as performer like no other. He's a jaw dropping guitar player who has developed a unique percussive style, teamed up with a powerful show stopping voice, and has been called The Welsh Springsteen, but there are also shades of John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews there may be but he stands in his own right, built on a reputation for giving what thousands have described as the best live music experience of their lives. Juxtaposition is a key theme in Martyn's work. The simplicity and the complexity of the human condition and all that it encompasses is underpinned with a heady promise of hope. There is a versatility to Martyn's music that is hard to categorise. Many have tried, resulting in labels such as Folk, Rock, Soul, Folk Funk and Americana; all of which somehow miss the mark. But sometimes music doesn't need a defining genre and with the ability to articulate a sense of the bigger picture, Martyn's music and social commentary manage to empower and speak for many. His songs are pictures, and stories, and feelings all put to music and delivered by a master craftsman. 2014 saw him take the spirit of his music onto a more practical footing with the launch of his "Let Yourself Trust", a not-for-profit organisation which aims to make a small difference out of great love and commitment by challenging injustice wherever it's found, educating via advocacy, campaigning for human rights, and raising issues that have been forgotten or ignored via fundraising initiatives, thus bringing about greater awareness for beautiful people in powerless situations. 2016 was one of Martyn's busiest, and this was acknowledged by him being nominated in the Hardest Working Artist category at the UK Independent Music Awards, being the only folk artist to receive any nomination. Playing over 170 shows worldwide he was also part of the Parliament/EFDSS project Sweet Liberties marking 800 years of British democracy, with Nancy Kerr, Sam Carter and Maz O'Connor. One of his songs from this, Nye celebrating Nye Bevan, the author of the NHS, has been enthusiastically received by audiences everywhere, as well as having BBC national airplay on Mark Radcliffe's Folk Show and Tom Robinson's 6 Music show. Martyn Joseph. A unique talent driven by passion and love for his trade, continues to write, sing and play from the heart. www.martynjoseph.net www.martynjoseph.com VIDEOS I Searched for You https://youtu.be/tIVA5_k6rfo Nye Song for the NHS https://youtu.be/8IBmmXn1QwM Her Name IS Rose https://youtu.be/pCo7SnZsTZ8

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Emma Stevens

on Fri, 2 Jun 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

By her own admission, what you see is what you get with talented British singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and down-to-earth surfer chick Emma Stevens. Life has been something of a whirlwind since embarking on a solo career in 2012; she's released four EPs, three albums with four consecutively playlisted singles on BBC Radio 2 and an iTunes Single of the Week, toured seven times (including three headline tours), performed at numerous festivals including Hyde Park, CarFest and Country2Country, supported Simply Red, Passenger and Train and has just finished work in the studio on her new 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. Emma's sound is a fusion of catchy pop melodies and folk instrumentation with country elements. Her voice is emotive, clear and effortless with a touch of country and an audible joyful smile. She says: My music is all written from my heart and soul to convey beautiful messages based on feelings of loss, happiness, nature, my love for the ocean and my love for people. With almost three million Spotify plays and over a million video views, the increasing popularity of this uniquely versatile artist (who counts BBC's Chris Evans and the late Sir Terry Wogan amongst her fans) is undeniable. 
emmastevensmusic.com

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My Darling Clementine

on Fri, 2 Jun 2017 at Ulverston Sports Club 7:45pm

For what began life as something of a side project for Michael Weston King & Lou Dalgleish,  a labour of love, a homage to the classic country duets of the 60's and 70's, My Darling Clementine is now very much part of the country and Americana landscape. 3 critically acclaimed albums, over 400 shows across Europe and N. America, numerous accolades and awards has placed the band at the forefront of the burgeoning Americana scene. The new album, Still Testifying, was recorded over the summer of 2016 and will be released in May 2017. Stylistically, it is a further shifting away from classic country to embrace gospel and country soul 'more Delaney & Bonnie than George & Tammy'.  But if the musical landscape has changed then the message and tone of the songs stay pretty constant. 2 adults, a man and woman, singing to each, about each other, for and against each other. 

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Adrian Legg In Concert At Mycenae House

on Fri, 2 Jun 2017 at London Mycenae House 7:00pm

"To say that Adrian Legg plays a good guitar is like saying Menuhin saws a fine fiddle! This man is ridiculously talented." Music Week Adrian Legg is a guitar wizard who gathers superlatives wherever he plays. So it's no wonder that popular BBC radio personality Andy Kershaw says of Legg, "Quite simply, there is no one else like him," citing his "dazzling technique and equally large dollops of spirit, humor, passion, eclecticism and spontaneity." Starting as a solo artist in the mid-1970s, Adrian has four times won the prestigious Guitar Player magazine's Best Fingerstyle Guitarist Award and Guitarist magazine dubbed him Guitarist of the Decade. His stunning technique and flawless musicality have made him a firm favourite in the USA, land of the guitar, where he has toured twice yearly for the last twenty years, sharing the bill with such artists as Richard Thompson, Joe Satriani and Eric Johnson. He has also toured Europe and Russia, where he received critical acclaim. "Adrian Legg is a guitarist of great power, invention and versatility - he sounds like an orchestra." St Petersburg Times Adrian views his performance as an expression of his soul and humanity. "Playing live is the whole point," he stresses. "This is where music lives." One technique he has developed involves developing a melody through retuning the guitar while playing a piece, emulating the swooping effects of a pedal steel guitar. To achieve the mix of acoustic sound and electric attack and versatility that is his musical goal, Adrian plays a one-of-a kind custom built guitar and uses custom effect to achieve his sound - and he is not averse to the occasional use of a fuzz box! - dissolving boundaries between folk, blues, country, rock and jazz. Audio magazine described him as a cross between Robert Fripp and Garrison Keillor This is a rare opportunity to catch a solo London concert by this master of the fingerstyle guitar, in the intimate venue of Mycenae House, which is fast gaining an enviable reputation for presenting gigs by top acoustic players. Doors: 7pm. Show: 8pm. Bar available.

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Adrian Legg In Concert At Mycenae House

on Fri, 2 Jun 2017 at London Mycenae House 7:00pm

"To say that Adrian Legg plays a good guitar is like saying Menuhin saws a fine fiddle! This man is ridiculously talented." Music Week Adrian Legg is a guitar wizard who gathers superlatives wherever he plays. So it's no wonder that popular BBC radio personality Andy Kershaw says of Legg, "Quite simply, there is no one else like him," citing his "dazzling technique and equally large dollops of spirit, humor, passion, eclecticism and spontaneity." Starting as a solo artist in the mid-1970s, Adrian has four times won the prestigious Guitar Player magazine's Best Fingerstyle Guitarist Award and Guitarist magazine dubbed him Guitarist of the Decade. His stunning technique and flawless musicality have made him a firm favourite in the USA, land of the guitar, where he has toured twice yearly for the last twenty years, sharing the bill with such artists as Richard Thompson, Joe Satriani and Eric Johnson. He has also toured Europe and Russia, where he received critical acclaim. "Adrian Legg is a guitarist of great power, invention and versatility - he sounds like an orchestra." St Petersburg Times Adrian views his performance as an expression of his soul and humanity. "Playing live is the whole point," he stresses. "This is where music lives." One technique he has developed involves developing a melody through retuning the guitar while playing a piece, emulating the swooping effects of a pedal steel guitar. To achieve the mix of acoustic sound and electric attack and versatility that is his musical goal, Adrian plays a one-of-a kind custom built guitar and uses custom effect to achieve his sound - and he is not averse to the occasional use of a fuzz box! - dissolving boundaries between folk, blues, country, rock and jazz. Audio magazine described him as a cross between Robert Fripp and Garrison Keillor This is a rare opportunity to catch a solo London concert by this master of the fingerstyle guitar, in the intimate venue of Mycenae House, which is fast gaining an enviable reputation for presenting gigs by top acoustic players. Doors: 7pm. Show: 8pm. Bar available.

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Jess Vincent

on Fri, 2 Jun 2017 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

Comfy & Acoustic 2017. Get the lower price of £5 by pre-booking. £7 on the door. Three fantastic acts in one bookshop. Act details coming soon. Doors open at 7pm, get in early to get a good seat. Stage times Phil King 8.00-8.35 Lucas & King 8.50-9.30 Jess Vincent 9.45-10.30 The bookshop bar will be open serving hot and cold drinks, including alcohol, and cake. NO other food or drink to be brought onto the premises. IMPORTANT NOTE: Our stage is IN FRONT of the door so if you are late, you will have to wait outside, possibly in the cold rain, til the act finishes their set/song. Don't be late, or you'll have to wait. For details of parking and the bookshop please visit www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk. You can JOIN OUR CLUB that gets you into every single Comfy & Acoustic gig for less than half price. Send us an email or chat in-store for more details.

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Folk And Flowers

on Fri, 2 Jun 2017 at London Oxford House 7:30pm

Folk & Flowers is for the 3rd year taking part in the Chelsea Fringe at Oxford House. The alternative gardens festival which runs concurrently with the Chelsea flower show, celebrates all the community and guerrilla gardening going on, and encourages links between gardens and art, literature and music. Folk & Flowers is an evening of folk music specially compiled to complement the fringe - to celebrate gardens, landscape and nature. The music will range from the traditional to the contemporary, the serious to hilarious - and show how nature is central to folk. There is a whole language in folk music built around plants & flowers roses for love, willows for weeping and rue for regret but we will also unearth songs that look at how land and cultivation has been viewed over the centuries The event is a collaboration between an ensemble of folk singers & musicians who have come together especially for this evening. Featuring Dave Clare, Marie McCormack, John Waterworth, Lucy Baxandall & Wendy Lanchin With special guests: Hazel Askew: 2011 Spiral Earth Award for Best Female Singer Hazel is a singer, musician and composer from London. She regularly performs in a longstanding duo with her sister Emily as The Askew Sisters, playing traditional English music and songs on fiddle, melodeon and concertina. Together, they have released three critically acclaimed albums, the most recent of which In the Air or the Earth won Best Traditional Album at the Spiral Earth Awards 2015. She is also a third of popular vocal harmony trio Lady Maisery, who were nominated for the Horizon Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2012. (www.askewsisters.co.uk and www.ladymaisery.com) Carol Anderson: Fiddle player extraordinaire. Carol is a highly regarded fiddle player from Aberdeenshire. She has a distinctive style combining East Coast and West Coast influences, stemming from her early tuition from Jean-Ann Callender, a native of Lochaber, and later tuition at summer schools from Aonghas Grant. She has a keen interest in Scottish pipe music and this is reflected in her repertoire.

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Chris And Kellie While

on Fri, 2 Jun 2017 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

A concert with two of the best voices active in the folk world, Chris While and her daughter Kellie. Not only having a voice to die for, Chris is also a well know songwriter with a huge repertoire of delightful self penned songs. Supporting Chris and Kellie is Chris King.

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The Savage Prunes

on Fri, 2 Jun 2017 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

The Savage Prunes are an innovative instrumental trio, performing new music on traditional instruments. Combining the talents of bagpipe virtuoso Callum Armstrong, classical cellist George Pașca, and folk fiddler John-Francis Goodacre, they play complex and compelling music, all of which is newly composed by members of the band. These pieces draw on folk traditions from across Britain and France, as well as more eclectic sources from baroque to pop. Their debut album Straight Line Talking has already begun to make waves both in Britain and abroad. The voices of the instruments weave together, creating a rich interplay of sounds in which no-one is just an accompanist. The lyrical tones of the cello, the rhythmic grooves of the fiddle, and the stunning agility of the pipes all contribute equally to the band's distinctive sound. In this mix, the trio's distinct musical backgrounds can be heard. George, originally from Romania, is a classically trained cellist who enjoys exploring and creating new techniques for his instrument. John-Francis grew up surrounded by folk music, and began his playing under the tuition of acclaimed English fiddler Sam Sweeney. Callum spans this divide, combining a deep understanding of British piping traditions with a training in classical recorder and composition. 'Brilliant. The Savage Prunes are exactly what the British folk scene needs right now.' ★★★★★ Spiral Earth 'It has the drive and rhythmic push of dance music but also the complex interplay of sounds that you would hear from a chamber trio.' fRoots Magazine 'Inventive, expressive and above all different .. this progressive folk is as vital as it comes.' FolkWords

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The Pretty Things

on Fri, 2 Jun 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:00pm

THEY ARE BACK AGAIN! After their very successful gig with us at end of 2015 we thought it's high time to get them back! We love them! After 52 years of continuous service, The Pretty Things remain a significant, challenging force in rock and roll. Despite their veteran status, their contemporary relevance, undiminished energy & inspirational commitment inspire emerging generations of new artists and young fans, whilst retaining their devoted, fanatical, core fan base. Their career is a tribute to righteous, unswerving convictions, always chosen over a quick buck. It is no surprise that guitarist Dick Taylor chose to leave The Rolling Stones, which he had formed with Mick & Keith, to pursue a more raw level of energy with The Pretty Things. And they still retain that energy, as befits one of this country's most exciting live acts, whilst their recordings and song-writing maintain the same levels of inspiration and innovation that were set back in 1964, with the world's first and best ever Garage anthem Rosalyn. More info on the website: http://www.theprettythings.com

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The Pretty Things

on Fri, 2 Jun 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:00pm

THEY ARE BACK AGAIN! After their very successful gig with us at end of 2015 we thought it's high time to get them back! We love them! After 52 years of continuous service, The Pretty Things remain a significant, challenging force in rock and roll. Despite their veteran status, their contemporary relevance, undiminished energy & inspirational commitment inspire emerging generations of new artists and young fans, whilst retaining their devoted, fanatical, core fan base. Their career is a tribute to righteous, unswerving convictions, always chosen over a quick buck. It is no surprise that guitarist Dick Taylor chose to leave The Rolling Stones, which he had formed with Mick & Keith, to pursue a more raw level of energy with The Pretty Things. And they still retain that energy, as befits one of this country's most exciting live acts, whilst their recordings and song-writing maintain the same levels of inspiration and innovation that were set back in 1964, with the world's first and best ever Garage anthem Rosalyn. More info on the website: http://www.theprettythings.com

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Jo Harrop & Robin Banerjee

on Fri, 2 Jun 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... Jo Harrop & Amy Winehouse guitarist, Robin Banerjee, play a fine selection of jazz songs with style, reminiscent of the Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass duet albums. Robin Banerjee is a stellar guitar player on the London circuit, best known for his work in Jazz Jamaica and the Amy Winehouse band, & Jo Harrop is one of the most genuine jazz singers on the scene. " A jazz singer who has a refined mellow sound evoking the greats such as Anita O'Day & Billie Holliday and has graced many prestigious stages and studios around the UK, she delivers a beautifully warm and swinging sound." "No worries here, this girl was born to sing jazz! Jo has all the emotional warmth and sensibility to melt the chilliest of hearts, and her laid back charm implies the right sort of tact she naturally has for her engaging take on soul jazz. Undeniable star quality" Blues & Soul Magazine " A singing sensation".... Her voice is amazing - think Islay whisky, dark porter or tannin-rich red wine -deep, the lissome lady is a class act" "Harrop has excellent tone, and great stage prescence" Marlbank

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Reg Meuross At Braceborough Village Hall

on Fri, 2 Jun 2017 at Braceborough Village Hall 7:30pm

Reg Meuross is a true modern troubadour, representing contemporary English folk writing at its best. There's something special about the way he writes and delivers a song Townes Van Zandt. His appearances at folk clubs and festivals throughout the UK and abroad, and his highly acclaimed solo albums have now established his songs as 'the hinges upon which swing the doors of perceptive English folk' (Folkwords). He captivates audiences with his beautiful tenor voice, winning Best Male Vocalist 2013 Fatea, and FolkWords Best Album 2014 for England Green & England Grey. Reg is an accomplished musician, accompanying himself masterfully on guitar bringing beautiful songs from his highly acclaimed solo albums, including characters from history, protest songs and some of the most heart aching love songs ever written, performed with depth and spellbinding delivery. There's something special about the way he writes and delivers a song Townes Van Zandt. Reg has that rare gift of being able to touch people through his songs and performance, on a really human level. His words and music paint pictures that remain with the listener long after the song has been sung. One of the most talented storytellers of our generation Pennyblack Music Powerful and moving songwriting Martin Chilton, The Telegraph A mighty songwriter and an equally fine singer Martin Carthy

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Helter Skelter With The Rin Tins + Jet Black Pearl

on Fri, 2 Jun 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of Gypsy, Rockabilly and Stomp at Jamboree... The Rin Tins set the dance-floor off with gypsy stomp, gypsy rockabilly, dark folk tales, swing jazz rhythms and pounding oompa beats. Jet Black Pearl play European gypsy musette punk with accordion, flute, a human beat box, a music box, a toy piano and a loop station.

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Underhill Rose

on Fri, 2 Jun 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ One of the most promising rootsy women artists in the Americana scene. No Depression Harmonies. Soul-touching lyrics. Underhill Rose has put its talents to work to become synonymous with fresh, beautiful Americana music. With Eleanor playing her distinctive claw-hammer style on a Deering banjo along with harmonica, Molly Rose on guitar and Salley plucking the upright bass, the trio has carved out a place in the Americana scene with songs that run the gamut from heart-wrenching to sassy and playful to thought-provoking. Eleanor's salty blues-inspired voice and Molly's soaring range lead the group in tandem with Salley's country twang to create three-part harmony music that is real and inspired, and rooted in everything life has thrown at Asheville, North Carolina's pre-eminent female trinity.

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Merry Hell At Manchester Museum

on Fri, 2 Jun 2017 at Manchester Museum 7:00pm

Ever wanted to watch folk music with a tyrannosaurus rex ? Well now you can. On 2nd June the North West's most unusual concert venue opens its doors with acclaimed folk outfit band Merry Hell as the first guests. Hailing from Wigan and with four highly rated albums to their credit, the band open their summer of festival appearances on Oxford Road. They will appear in their stripped down acoustic version for this gig. In support is Tom Doughty, recognised as one of the finest lap slide guitarists around. Fresh from an appearance with the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and after featuring on the international stage at Colne Blues Festival last year, Doughty's musicianship and soulful vocals are always a treat to behold. Doors open at 7pm with the concert commencing at 7.30 pm

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Sean Lakeman & Kathryn Roberts @ Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 3 Jun 2017 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 7:30pm

Sat 3rd June 2017 Sean Lakeman & Kathryn Roberts @ Wychwood Folk Club Tiddy Hall, Shipton Road, Ascott -u- Wychwood, Oxon, OX7 6AG Tickets £12.00 in advance £14.00 on the door - Start 8pm.Doors 7.30pm Parking & Bar Available Winners 'BEST DUO' BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016 Winners 'BEST DUO' Spiral Earth Awards 2015 Winners 'BEST DUO' BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2013 Two of the British folk scenes most accomplished performers, Kathryn and Sean have graced stages the world over in a number of guises. However, the intimacy and strength of passion shown as a duo, combined with an ever evolving eclectic repertoire ensures a rare treat for any listener. Twin daughters and a folk-rock whirlwind forced Kathryn Roberts (Vocals / Piano / Woodwind), and Sean Lakeman (Guitar), to sideline their popular duo performances in the mid noughties. After almost a decade, 2012 saw a spectacular return in conjunction with their critically acclaimed album 'Hidden People'. Awards and much praise followed and the couple swiftly re-established themselves as one of the top British folk duos working today. With their fourth and most successful album to date 'Tomorrow Will Follow Today', Kathryn and Sean's reputation for 'quality' was cemented. More awards and plaudits followed. Most gratifying for the pair was a growing acknowledgement as 'Songwriters par excellence' fRoots. An obvious dedication to their craft mixed with the acute ability to draw a listener effortlessly and intimately into their world has led to their shows being described as An absolute masterclass in how to do it right. Festivalsforall.com With a story that includes over 20 years of music making with the likes of Seth Lakeman, Cara Dillon, Levellers, Kate Rusby and Show of Hands, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have consolidated themselves as pillars of modern British folk.

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Martyn Joseph

on Sat, 3 Jun 2017 at Reading St Nicolas Earley 7:30pm

Martyn Joseph is as performer like no other. He's a jaw dropping guitar player who has developed a unique percussive style, teamed up with a powerful show stopping voice, and has been called The Welsh Springsteen, but there are also shades of John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews there may be but he stands in his own right, built on a reputation for giving what thousands have described as the best live music experience of their lives. Juxtaposition is a key theme in Martyn's work. The simplicity and the complexity of the human condition and all that it encompasses is underpinned with a heady promise of hope. There is a versatility to Martyn's music that is hard to categorise. Many have tried, resulting in labels such as Folk, Rock, Soul, Folk Funk and Americana; all of which somehow miss the mark. But sometimes music doesn't need a defining genre and with the ability to articulate a sense of the bigger picture, Martyn's music and social commentary manage to empower and speak for many. His songs are pictures, and stories, and feelings all put to music and delivered by a master craftsman. 2014 saw him take the spirit of his music onto a more practical footing with the launch of his "Let Yourself Trust", a not-for-profit organisation which aims to make a small difference out of great love and commitment by challenging injustice wherever it's found, educating via advocacy, campaigning for human rights, and raising issues that have been forgotten or ignored via fundraising initiatives, thus bringing about greater awareness for beautiful people in powerless situations. 2016 was one of Martyn's busiest, and this was acknowledged by him being nominated in the Hardest Working Artist category at the UK Independent Music Awards, being the only folk artist to receive any nomination. Playing over 170 shows worldwide he was also part of the Parliament/EFDSS project Sweet Liberties marking 800 years of British democracy, with Nancy Kerr, Sam Carter and Maz O'Connor. One of his songs from this, Nye celebrating Nye Bevan, the author of the NHS, has been enthusiastically received by audiences everywhere, as well as having BBC national airplay on Mark Radcliffe's Folk Show and Tom Robinson's 6 Music show. Martyn Joseph. A unique talent driven by passion and love for his trade, continues to write, sing and play from the heart. www.martynjoseph.net VIDEOS I Searched for You https://youtu.be/tIVA5_k6rfo Nye Song for the NHS https://youtu.be/8IBmmXn1QwM Her Name IS Rose https://youtu.be/pCo7SnZsTZ8 Stunning, heartfelt music
 Bob Harris BBC Radio 2, "Intelligent and enlightened songs are both energising and provocativefrom subtle tenderness to growly indignation. A Welsh national treasure MOJO A superb album, open yet textured; complex yet immediately listenable: insightful and often hard hitting" R2 - 5 stars heartfelt and ultimately optimistic songs Songlines One of the most charismatic and electrifying performers in Britain todaytough and passionate
 Tom Robinson BBC 6 music One of acoustic music's most original voices, and most forward looking of his generation of singer/songwriters Q Magazine A profound experience The Boston Globe Songs of social commentary as much as love, with a rootsy sensibility
 Time Out Written with craft, performed with passion Financial Times

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Folk Factory Family Ceilidh Day: Workshop

on Sat, 3 Jun 2017 at Sheffield Dungworth Village Hall 10:00am

Come and learn all about the English ceilidh - a special event full of music, dancing and lots of fun. After the workshop you'll put everything you've learnt into action at our very own Family Ceilidh (see overleaf for details).Bring your family along, show them what you've learnt and enjoy dancing to amazing, energetic live music. Saturday 3 June 10am - 4pm Age 7+

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Folk Factory Family Ceilidh

on Sat, 3 Jun 2017 at Bradfield Dungworth Green Hall 5:30pm

Folk Factory Family Ceilidh Saturday 3 June 5.30 7.30pm, Dungworth Green Hall Suitable for all ages £5 adults, £3 children, U5s free Or bring the whole family to the ceilidh for £10 (2 adults, 2 children)

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Folk Factory Family Ceilidh

on Sat, 3 Jun 2017 at Bradfield Dungworth Green Hall 5:30pm

Folk Factory Family Ceilidh Saturday 3 June 5.30 7.30pm, Dungworth Green Hall Suitable for all ages £5 adults, £3 children, U5s free Or bring the whole family to the ceilidh for £10 (2 adults, 2 children)

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Sean Hayes Plus Special Guests

on Sat, 3 Jun 2017 at London The Lexington 7:30pm

A unique chance to catch Sean Hayes play his only UK show in 2017! Low Light, the eighth album from independent recording artist Sean Hayes, captures his distinctive sound at its most intimate. Recorded both at home and in the studio, Low Light webs its way through genres, incorporating the pulse and yearning of R&B with the low-fi grit and crackle of folk. From the gauzy, beat-driven title track to the aching, old-school country Sing Me Your Love Song, Hayes' voice glides between a growling purr and seductive vibrato, transporting the listener into a rich, sensual latenight world. In his twenty -year career as a San Francisco-based musician, Hayes has won acclaim from fans and critics alike. He's duetted with Aimee Mann, toured with Ani DiFranco and the Cold War Kids, been covered by The Be Good Tanyas and re-mixed by DJ Mark Farina, and had his music featured in a variety of television shows, films, and commercials. Raised in North Carolina and honed as an artist in Northern California, Hayes crafts music that, as the SF Weekly puts it, succeeds on the tension between warm, resonant soul and dirt-road folk, all laced with a wandering troubadour's coo. In the track Home I Left Hayes sings of leaving San Francisco--headed north with my young family/needed space to grow--and this album is structured to represent snapshots from his life in the four years since. Low Light thrums with songs of desire, sanctuary, and the redemptive power of love. http://www.SeanHayesMusic.com http://www.facebook.com/seanhayesmusic http://www.facebook.com/adam.beattie.73

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Luke Doherty Band

on Sat, 3 Jun 2017 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

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Luke Doherty Band

on Sat, 3 Jun 2017 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

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Tarantella Beats Party With Amaraterra

on Sat, 3 Jun 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.

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Gilmore & Roberts

on Sat, 3 Jun 2017 at Maldon Blue Boar Hotel 8:00pm

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. A wonderful opportunity to see them in an intimate setting!

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Jordan Mackampa

on Sat, 3 Jun 2017 at Northampton The Lab. 8:00pm

SBD presents: Jordan MacKampa Saturday June 3rd Singer-songwriter, and Northampton resident, Jordan Mackampa is often described as a troubadour, an artist with timeless soul and lyrics drenched in heart felt empathy. As a man who was born in Kinshasa, grew up in London and became an artist in Coventry, Jordan's music is swimming in the sounds and stories of the towns and cities he's inhabited over the years. His critically acclaimed debut EP Physics was celebrated for its unique combination of jazz soaked beats, folk melodies and effortless gospel harmonies as well as his poet-like lyricism exploring love, longing and loss. This early interest in him is seeing some incredible numbers crop up - his song Yours To Keep from the EP has now had two million plays on Spotify alone. With a follow-up EP shortly on its way Jordan says, there's a smokier, darker sound to this one, it reflects the times we're living in and poets and artists I've been immersing myself in. @ The Lab 95-97 Charles Street, Northampton NN1 3BG Doors 8pm

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Victor Menace

on Sat, 3 Jun 2017 at Winchester The Hyde Tavern 8:00pm

Victor Menace will confuse you, abuse you and amuse you and leave you begging for more! It's the original sound of Ninja Folk with its ferociously fast fiddle, howling horns and gritty guitars on a bed of bouncing backbeats. The sheer pace and infectious danceability of this virtuoso band will have you on your feet in no time and dancing like nobody's watching. 'Victor Menace' is the instrumental brainchild of alternative composer and musician RUTH THEODORE (Guardian ****/ MOJO****). Forming the band back in 2007, the sheer pace and infectious danceability, was an instant hit on the festival circuit and within a few years 'Victor Menace', fronted by Theodore on Violin and Alejandro Toledo (The Magic Tombolinos) on sax, was headlining the world music stages at Bestival, Hackney WickED, and Glastonbury's ShangriLa stage. Soon after the release of their self titled debut record, the band sadly split as key members moved overseas and Theodore went on to release a further three acclaimed solo records. But at 3am on New Years Eve 2016, she declared war once more and reformed the band, with the original bassist Mike Limmer (La Chula), Lucien Windrich (eVoid) on acoustic, Haruna Komatsu (No Cars) on Clarinet and Sax, Luke Upperton (Skaprest) on lead electric, and Arturs Reirs (Eugene Hideaway Bridges / Steve Nimmo Trio) on drums. Remembered for their infamously energetic live shows the band were instantly asked back to Bestival 2016 and are now on the rampage. Ruth Theodore is remarkable for the quirky originality of her writing with its constant changes of mood and pace. She switches styles like she were providing the soundtrack to the crosscutting in an imaginary film the guardian **** A flair for off kilter arrangements that constantly surprise. Emerging with a colourful battery of instrumentation fRoots magazine

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Lkq At New Unity

on Sat, 3 Jun 2017 at London Newington Green Unitarian Church - New Unity 7:15pm

The London Klezmer Quartet returns to Newington Green Unitarian Church with an acoustic show based on their new album, 'To the Tavern'. A band arrives at dawn at a railway station in a small middle-European country town for a 24-hour sojourn. The musicians find their way around, get to know the locals and lead a rowdy session at the local tavern, before exhaustion sets in as they see in the new day. With a wealth of traditional-style compositions by the band, the adventure also features the irresistibly sonorous vocals of Indra Buraczewska in traditional laments, a Warsaw Yiddish theatre hit with a hint of jazz ('Goodbye New York') and a song about beetroot soup. Ilana Cravitz (violin), Susi Evans (clarinet), Carol Isaacs (accordion), Indra Buraczewska (double bass and vocals). Tickets £11 in advance (incl. booking fee) or £13 on the door. MU, students and under 16s £5.50 in advance (incl. booking fee) or £6 on the door.

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Lkq At New Unity

on Sat, 3 Jun 2017 at London Newington Green Unitarian Church - New Unity 7:15pm

The London Klezmer Quartet returns to Newington Green Unitarian Church with an acoustic show based on their new album, 'To the Tavern'. A band arrives at dawn at a railway station in a small middle-European country town for a 24-hour sojourn. The musicians find their way around, get to know the locals and lead a rowdy session at the local tavern, before exhaustion sets in as they see in the new day. With a wealth of traditional-style compositions by the band, the adventure also features the irresistibly sonorous vocals of Indra Buraczewska in traditional laments, a Warsaw Yiddish theatre hit with a hint of jazz ('Goodbye New York') and a song about beetroot soup. Ilana Cravitz (violin), Susi Evans (clarinet), Carol Isaacs (accordion), Indra Buraczewska (double bass and vocals). Tickets £11 in advance (incl. booking fee) or £13 on the door. MU, students and under 16s £5.50 in advance (incl. booking fee) or £6 on the door.

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Dave Tomlinson And Friends

on Sat, 3 Jun 2017 at Malton The Milton Rooms 7:30pm

Village Records and The Milton Rooms present the original songs of the incredibly talented Dave Tomlinson and who will be joined on this occasion by Tom Townsend and other top quality session players.

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The Black Feathers

on Sat, 3 Jun 2017 at Earls Barton Working Mens Club 7:30pm

This is an opportunity to see one of the country's finest Americana acts. With their original song writing delivered with stunning harmonies. This award winning duo has toured in the USA to great reviews. They are supported by Cajun and Folk band Doughboy 3. With many years on the music scene this band never fails to entertain.

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Tarantella Beats Party With Amaraterra + Dance Workshop + Guest Dj Alastair Prince

on Sat, 3 Jun 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 from Amaraterra, with a special Pizzica dance workshop beforehand Amaraterra is the first Pizzica ensemble in London- performing traditional dances and music from the heel of Italy. A 'Pizzica' is the malicious bite of the tarantula spider. In order to heal from the poison you must dance till you drop, following the intense, restless beat of the tambourine. It is one of the oldest musical expressions of the Mediterranean, brought to London by a group of passionate musicians and dancers. Expect a flourish of instruments, colour and movement.

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Show Of Hands

on Sun, 4 Jun 2017 at Great Torrington RHS Garden Rosemoor 4:00pm

Plough Patrons Show of Hands return fresh from their recent concert at The Royal Albert Hall. A special evening awaits those who book early..... Please note the 5pm start time.

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Mary Gauthier

on Sun, 4 Jun 2017 at Luton The Bear Club 6:30pm

A very special opportunity, brought about by a faithful and fateful email enquiry, brings one of The Bear's favourite singer/songwriters in for the most intimate of gigs. Mary, accompanied by violinist Michele Gazich, stop off for a Sunday evening that will go down in Bear history. ** ONLY 80 TICKETS ** A Louisiana-native turned Nashville-resident, Mary Gauthier (it's French - pronounced Go-SHAY) has had an extraordinary life. A teenage runaway who found her first shelter among addicts and drag queens, struggled with drug addiction and became a chef/owner of three restaurants in Boston before selling them in 2001 to become a full time songwriter. She has subsequently received countless accolades for her six studio albums. The New York Times music writer John Pareles picked 2001's Filth and Fire as the #1 Indy release of the year, 2005's Mercy Now earned her the Americana Music Association's New/Emerging Artist of the Year title and 2011's The Foundling was named as one of the Records of the Year by the LA Times. Mary's songs have been praised by both Bob Dylan and Tom Waits and recorded by Jimmy Buffett, Blake Shelton, Boy George, Tim McGraw, Candi Staton amongst others. Trouble and Love, her first studio CD since 2010, was co-produced by Mary with Patrick Granado (whose credits include Grammys for a Delbert McClinton record he produced and a tribute CD to Stephen Foster), recorded in Ricky Skaggs studio outside Nashville and features the support of Darrell Scott, Beth Nielsen Chapman and Ashley Cleveland. One track from Trouble and Love, How You Learn To Live Alone, co-written with Gretchen Peters, was chosen for Season II of the hit TV show Nashville. On the record, the legendary Duane Eddy plays guitar on this song.

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Mary Gauthier

on Sun, 4 Jun 2017 at Luton The Bear Club 6:30pm

A very special opportunity, brought about by a faithful and fateful email enquiry, brings one of The Bear's favourite singer/songwriters in for the most intimate of gigs. Mary, accompanied by violinist Michele Gazich, stop off for a Sunday evening that will go down in Bear history. ** ONLY 80 TICKETS ** A Louisiana-native turned Nashville-resident, Mary Gauthier (it's French - pronounced Go-SHAY) has had an extraordinary life. A teenage runaway who found her first shelter among addicts and drag queens, struggled with drug addiction and became a chef/owner of three restaurants in Boston before selling them in 2001 to become a full time songwriter. She has subsequently received countless accolades for her six studio albums. The New York Times music writer John Pareles picked 2001's Filth and Fire as the #1 Indy release of the year, 2005's Mercy Now earned her the Americana Music Association's New/Emerging Artist of the Year title and 2011's The Foundling was named as one of the Records of the Year by the LA Times. Mary's songs have been praised by both Bob Dylan and Tom Waits and recorded by Jimmy Buffett, Blake Shelton, Boy George, Tim McGraw, Candi Staton amongst others. Trouble and Love, her first studio CD since 2010, was co-produced by Mary with Patrick Granado (whose credits include Grammys for a Delbert McClinton record he produced and a tribute CD to Stephen Foster), recorded in Ricky Skaggs studio outside Nashville and features the support of Darrell Scott, Beth Nielsen Chapman and Ashley Cleveland. One track from Trouble and Love, How You Learn To Live Alone, co-written with Gretchen Peters, was chosen for Season II of the hit TV show Nashville. On the record, the legendary Duane Eddy plays guitar on this song.

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Stick In The Wheel At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 4 Jun 2017 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

The East Londoners who have gone in a few years to being one of the biggest names in Folk Music. Stick In The Wheel play with a intensity unmatched anywhere else on the folk scene. They play the music of our people. They sing in our own accents. They record in our kitchens and living rooms. This is our culture, our tradition. At present a limited number of advance tickets are on sale here, and at the club on Sunday evenings. You may still be able to pay on the night but please check the club website for updates 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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Counters Creek

on Sun, 4 Jun 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

Counter's Creek is an acoustic folk trio based in London who make original music inspired by the folk music of the British Isles and beyond. Jigs, reels, grooves from Eastern Europe & West Africa, catchy melodies with closely interwoven harmonies allied to a real sense of swing and dance energy. Fiddler Tom Newell is known for his work with Effra who perform regularly at UK folk festivals as well as The Ceilidh Liberation Front, Alex Mendham & His Orchestra and pop acts including Muse, One Direction and Lana Del Rey. He also plays banjo and mandolin (not to mention charango and mouth harp). Guitarist Moss Freed plays with jazz/folk group Flekd, the Spike Orchestra, has recently recorded for John Zorn's Tzadik label and is currently researching a PhD at Hull University. Whistle player Jonathan Taylor has worked in many different musical genres: best known as a jazz pianist who's played with artists such as Pee Wee Ellis, Fred Wesley, Ruby Turner and various British jazz luminaries, he's also co-founder of Tango Siempre, appeared on Strictly Come Dancing and arranged music for Robert WyattThree musicians from very different backgrounds, united by a love of acoustic folk music, great tunes and earthy dance grooves.

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Chris Sherburn, Denny Bartley With Emily Sanders

on Sun, 4 Jun 2017 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

A welcome return - lots of banter with traditional and modern songs. Concertina, guitar and fiddle. 'Engaging' doesn't even begin to describe the ambience!

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Rachel Newton Trio

on Tue, 6 Jun 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Nominated 'Instrumentalist of the Year'- Scots Trad Awards 2016 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. Both solo and with her trio featuring Lauren MacColl on fiddle and Mattie Foulds on percussion, Rachel performs 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. Rachel released her mighty new album 'Here's My Heart Come Take it' in April 2016. 'Haunting vocals and elegant harp' The Guardian 'Harp and strings blur the border between worlds' The Financial Times 'This is the sound of modern Scotland, as surely as draws on folklore and tradition, Newton's singing and harp at the heart of a singular vision.' The Herald 'Rachel Newton is well equipped to take centre stage in her own right and this second solo album is a beauty...fascinating stuff' (5* Playlist Selection) fRoots Magazine Top of the World Editor's Pick - Songlines Magazine www.rachelnewtonmusic.com

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Carrie Elkin

on Tue, 6 Jun 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

The Penny Collector is songwriter Carrie Elkin's long-awaited new solo album Written in a year book-ended by the birth of her first child and time spent looking after her terminally-ill father, The Penny Collector is a collection of heart breaking yet joyous songs. Based in Austin, Texas, comparisons with Iris De Ment or Patty Griffin are commonplace, and those catching her live shows rarely leave unimpressed by the quality and sincerity of her compositions and singing. As a featured vocalist with the Sam Baker Trio or a duo performer with her equally talented husband, Danny Schmidt (support for the tour) Carrie Elkin brings intimacy, style and smiles to her gigs. I'm thinking Patty Griffin, Nanci Griffith and Iris DeMent....spell-binding (Bob Harris, BBC Radio2)

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Tir Na Nog - 2017 Tour

on Tue, 6 Jun 2017 at Malton The Milton Rooms 7:30pm

Calling all progressive folkies! Catch legendary Irish duo Tir na Nog as they visit the Milton Rooms for the first time on this leg of the 'The Dark Dance' tour. 'The Dark Dance is an acoustically mounted piece of great refinement, on a record often embellished by strings and moments of eastern promise'' (Prog Magazine) 'Each of these deceptively serene songs has an underlying mysticism, an arcane quality that cannot be denied' (Classic Rock Magazine).

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Btgr At The Slaughtered Lamb

on Tue, 6 Jun 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30am

Live roots/blues and upbeat alt. folk music at The Slaughtered Lamb in Farringdon. Dana Immanuel is a banjo-toting, whiskey-drinking, poker-playing singer-songwriter. Along with her all-female Stolen Band, Dana has been getting feet stomping across the UK folk, blues, Americana and rock scenes for a couple of years now. http://www.danaimmanuel.com more information at http://www.beforethegoldrush.co.uk/#events

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Dave Kelly

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

Doors 7.30pm; Concert starts 8pm

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Andy Cutting

on Wed, 7 Jun 2017 at Guildford Boileroom 7:00pm

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Rachel Newton Trio

on Wed, 7 Jun 2017 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

Founder member of The Furrow Collective, The Emily Portman Trio and The Shee, singer and harpist Rachel Newton is joined on tour by Lauren MacColl on fiddle and Mattie Foulds on percussion. Rachel released 'Here's My Heart Come Take It' in April 2016, a mix of English, Scottish Gaelic and original compositions, her music has been called 'the sound of modern Scotland'. She draws on folklore and tradition and then applies her own singular vision, creating music that is beautiful and haunting.

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Kyshona Armstrong

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

Kyshona Armstrong, after a successful sold out tour earlier this year with Sarah Darling and Jenn Bostic as part of Nashville In the Round, return to the UK for her first UK solo headline tour. Originally from Athens, Georgia, Kyshona has been resident in Nashville since 2014. Her song writing skills and powerful, emotional voice are demonstrated on her two albums Go and The Ride. We encourage you to check out Kyshona's songs and voice to understand the buzz that followed her last visit to the UK. Robert Lane is a singer songwriter based in Birmingham. In September 2016, he toured the UK as support act for Nashville in the Round. Earlier this year he embarked on a tour in support of his most recent EP/Mini Album Ends and Starts which has visited venues across UK as well as two trips to Germany. "a talented songwriter and singer. EP Ends and Starts is full of deceptively simple songs with clever and witty lyrics across a range of styles." (R2 Magazine).

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Kate Ellis (album Launch)

on Wed, 7 Jun 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

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Richard Digance

on Thu, 8 Jun 2017 at Stony Stratford The Cock Hotel (Marquee Suite) 7:30pm

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'love On The Rocks' With Rik Van Den Bosch And Rainy

on Thu, 8 Jun 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Rik van den Bosch Folk music from a globetrotting Dutchman. Rik writes, sings, and plays his own songs on his acoustic guitar, drawing from a wide influence of styles: original folk and blues sounds from way back, sixties' rock 'n' roll grooves, and up-to-the-minute pure rock rhythms - with a bit of gypsy and Spanish influence thrown in for good measure. Rik is a one-man-band, armed with a variety of tools to create a full and interesting sound, from his slide and harmonica to his incredible vocal range. He is a storyteller, both in and between the songs in his set. Occasionally Rik gets support on stage from a double bass and drums. Rik shies away from textbook techniques, settling outside the margins of academic art and making up his own rules. And he's been doing this for a long time! At the age of seven he built his own guitar using a tin can, a chunk of wood and a nylon string. Rik continues to push the boundaries of musical orthodoxy, delivering his latest E.P. 'Love on the rocks' with four brand new recordings and four brand new video clips alongside. The songs were recorded with a band especially formed for the occasion, and recorded in Barcelona in the summer of 2016. Life and love are the central themes in all his songs, and this latest E.P. is no different. Here's a hint from the title song 'Love on the rocks': 'You don't have to move To make me run after you I'm losing my breath This testing you put me through' Lyrics from his song 'Head full of cotton wool' depict life as a psychiatric patient: 'They said that now that I am cured from insanity They don't know any more what to do with me So they kick me right back into society And my story starts all over again, I am so sorry' American/Dutch folk and blues legend Michael de Jong wrote about 'Love on the rocks': 'You should be proud of this one!' In 2005 Rik made it to the finals of Holland's biggest singer-songwriter contest. This kickstarted his singer-songwriter career and he has been touring around Europe ever since. Watch, listen and enjoy the journey. www.rikvandenbosch.com Rainy "laid back grooves, sun soaked open roads and a healthy dose of wonder" Rainy is a singer-songwriter and multi instrumentalist. He writes, records and performs all the music on his albums excluding the odd special guest appearance from friends. Rainy's songwriting draws from a deep well of musical influences. African, Cuban and Latin grooves meet Folk, Blues and Reggae with the warm-hearted positivity of his lyrics. This laid back musical infusion makes Rainy one of the most watchable, listenable and dynamic songwriters you could hope to come across. His music has been described by many as G-Love meets Dave Matthews meets Paul Simon meets Crosby Stills & Nash - in truth it is essences of the all above... and something else entirely! Rainy has performed with his band at the likes of Glastonbury, supporting Reef at Lakefest alongside Toploader, Martin Taylor at Darvel, Sea Sick Steve and Ed Sheeran at Oceanfest and playing many other stages across the UK. A regular on radio Cardiff they became favourites on BBC Radio Bristol. In 2011, amongst thousands of applicants; Rainy won the song writing competition for studio time in London, through PRS magazine. Indie Music Reviewers gave him an honourable mention in their '50 acoustic artists not to miss'. His music has been played on several BBC Shows including The Mark Forest show and Tom Robinsons BBC 6 music along side being selected for Tom Robinsons Fresh on the net mixtape. As resident engineer at Chapel Studios in Linconshire Rainy worked with a wide variety of well known bands and producers. A move to Wales saw the release of 'What It All Boils Down To' from his home studio where he continued to perform and develop these songs with his band Little Gaia. He engineered and featured on Nayfe sj's 'All About The Lessons' in 2001. After traveling and performing in Australia he returned in 2006 with 'Hold On To The Rhythm' recorded at his new home near Bath U.K. and a new band line up. In 2012 he produced Caroline Harrison's EP 'A Simple Wish'. Rainy has spent the last few years performing as a duo with Jazz guitarist Rob York and with his band Rainy and The Dust. He is currently performing solo whilst working on his new album, anticipating release in 2016. Latest Album 'Hold on to the Rhythm' on: - www.rainyandthedust.bandcamp.com/ More info Website: http://www.rainyandthedust.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rainyandthedust Twitter: https://twitter.com/rainyandthedust Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rainyandthedust/

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Gemma Khawaja

on Thu, 8 Jun 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. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Nikki Lane

on Thu, 8 Jun 2017 at Manchester The Deaf Institute 7:00pm

Nikki Lane's stunning third album Highway Queen, out 17 February 2017, sees the young Nashville singer emerge as one of country and rock's most gifted songwriters. Co-produced by Lane and fellow singer-songwriter Jonathan Tyler this emotional tour-de-force was recorded at Matt Pence's Echo Lab studio in Denton, Texas as well as at Club Roar with Collin Dupuis in Nashville, Tennessee. Blending potent lyrics, unbridled blues guitars and vintage Sixties country-pop swagger, Lane's new music will resonate as easily with Lana Del Rey and Jenny Lewis fans as those of Neil Young and Tom Petty. Highway Queen is a journey through heartbreak that takes exquisite turns. The record begins with a whiskey-soaked homage to Lane's hometown (700,000 Rednecks) and ends on the profoundly raw Forever Lasts Forever, where Lane mourns a failed marriage the 'lighter shade of skin' left behind from her wedding ring. On Forever and the confessional Muddy Waters, Lane's lyrics align her with perceptive songwriters like Nick Lowe and Cass McCombs. Elsewhere, Companion is pure Everly Brothers' dreaminess ('I would spend a lifetime/ Playing catch you if I can'). She goes on a Vegas bender on the rollicking Jackpot, fights last-call blues (Foolish Heart) and tosses off brazen one-liners at a backroom piano (Big Mouth). 'Love is the most unavoidable thing in the world,' Lane says. 'The person you pick could be half set-up to destroy your life with their own habits I've certainly experienced that before and taken way too long to get out of that mistake.' In 2014, Lane's second album All or Nothin' (New West) solidified her sandpaper voice beneath a ten-gallon hat as the new sound and look of outlaw country music. Produced by Dan Auerbach, the record's bluesy Western guitars paired with Lane's Dusty Springfield-esque voice earned glowing reviews from NPR, the Guardian and Rolling Stone. In three years since her Walk of Shame debut, Lane said she was living most of the year on the road. Growing up, Lane used to watch her father pave asphalt during blistering South Carolina summers. She'd sit on the roller ('what helps smooth out the asphalt') next to a guy named Rooster and divvy out Hardee's lunch orders for the workers. 'My father thought he was a country singer,' Lane laughs. 'He partied hard at night, but by 6.30am he was out on the roads in 100-degree weather.' That's the southern work ethic, she says. 'We didn't have a lot of money, but I was privileged with the knowledge of how to work hard, how to learn and to succeed when things aren't set up for me.' Creativity was an unthinkable luxury, she adds. 'When people told me I should try to get a record deal for songs I was writing, I was like, that's cute I've got to be at work at 10am.' 'Becoming a songwriter is one of the most selfish things I've ever done,' Lane says plainly. She describes writing her first song at age 25 like it was a necessary act of self-preservation after a devastating breakup. Many of her early songs, she said on Shame and Nothin', were about the fleetingness of relationships she believed were permanent, she says. Lane's main line of work in those days was a fashion entrepreneur (she's currently the owner of Nashville's vintage clothing boutique High Class Hillbilly). It brought her to cities around the country, New York to Los Angeles to Nashville. And like a true wanderer, Lane's sound crisscrosses musical genres with ease, while the lonesome romantic in her remains. Even a soft song like, Send The Sun, with its lilting downward strum, is flush with bittersweet emotion. 'Darling, we're staring at the same moon,' Lane sings lovingly. 'I used to say that to my ex,' she says with cheerful stoicism, 'to try to brighten the long nights, stay positive.' Highway Queen is poised to be Lane's mainstream breakthrough. 'Am I excited to spend years of my life in a van, away from family and friends? No, but I'm excited to share my songs, so they'll reach people and help them get through whatever they're going through. To me, that's worth it.' Lay You Down is one of those unexpected moments for Lane. 'That song was inspired by something Levon Helm's wife posted on Facebook when he was sick with cancer,' Lane says. 'I was just so moved by her telling the world how much love he felt from people writing to them, and moved that because of the Internet, I was able to see that love ­ even from a distance.' The song became surreal for Lane and her band when her longtime guitarist, Alex Munoz, was diagnosed with cancer while they were playing it. 'It deepened my perspective and the importance of keeping everyone safe,' says Lane. On the record cover, Lane looks out on wide, unowned Texan plains, leaning on the fearsome horns of a massive steer. Wearing a vintage Victorian dress, the stark photo invokes a time before highways existed. The symbolism isn't lost on Lane. Highway Queen was a pioneering moment for her as an artist. 'I was always a smart girl, always had to yell to be heard,' she says, 'But this was the first time in my career where I decided how things were going to go; I was willing to take the heat.' Lane included the bonus track Champion as a small testament to that empowerment. 'It makes a point,' Lane says with a smile, 'that I appreciate what you're saying, but get the fuck out of my way.'

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Reg Meuross

on Thu, 8 Jun 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

This multi-award winning singer-songwriter has been active on the acoustic music scene for over 30 years, so this certainly qualifies as a belated Black Swan debut. Whether it's a folk club, a village hall or the Royal Albert Hall, Reg brings to the stage an intimate collection of extremely beautiful songs, performed with humour and depth, and sung with the voice of an angel. He has that rare gift of being able to touch people, through his songs and performance, on a really human level, with his words and music painting pictures that remain with the listener long after the song has been sung.

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Reg Meuross

on Thu, 8 Jun 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

This multi-award winning singer-songwriter has been active on the acoustic music scene for over 30 years, so this certainly qualifies as a belated Black Swan debut. Whether it's a folk club, a village hall or the Royal Albert Hall, Reg brings to the stage an intimate collection of extremely beautiful songs, performed with humour and depth, and sung with the voice of an angel. He has that rare gift of being able to touch people, through his songs and performance, on a really human level, with his words and music painting pictures that remain with the listener long after the song has been sung.

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Martha Tilston

on Thu, 8 Jun 2017 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds 7:30pm

Martha Tilston has grown up immersed in music. Her singer/songwriter father Steve Tilston and renowned folk singer Maggie Boyle (step-mother) were obvious influences on the young Martha. Musicians of the 70s folk-revival such as Bert Jansch, John Rebourn and John Martin would often gather and sing in her kitchen. Her subsequent musical journey has taken her from the acoustic stage at Glastonbury to touring the far reaches of the globe. She has also earned a nomination for Best Newcomer at the BBC Folk Awards while releasing six albums and featuring on the Zero 7 album 'Yeah Ghost'. With a voice like spider-webbed hollows and lyrics that inspire and captivate, Martha has built a large captive audience worldwide via her astute lyrical observations and mesmerising songs that range from stripped down acoustic arrangements to textural electronica with sparkling melodies and her beautiful crystal-clear vocals. Sharp, original songs that dissect the modern world. She captures both the harshness and enchantment of life (Guardian). Redolent of early Kate Bush. Soulful vocals that soar around on an understated masterpiece (Acoustic Magazine). She has the power to draw an audience into her world (Time Out). Let her silky voice wash over you (Independent). (PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A MAINLY STANDING SHOW AT THE HARE & HOUNDS)

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The Elephant Sessions

on Thu, 8 Jun 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Winners of the Scots Trad Awards 'Up and Coming Act of the Year 2014', Elephant Sessions create a progressive blend of intricate tunes, engulfing guitars, monstrous bass and pounding drums. Combining the very best of trad, funk, and electronica, their music is relentless and visceral, resulting in a truly unique sound amongst the current traditional music scene. Already renowned for their breath taking live shows that have taken the festival scene by storm, the band cemented their position amongst Scotland's finest bands with the release of their critically acclaimed debut album, 'The Elusive Highland Beauty'. 2016 started with a sold out Celtic Connections show and festival bookings spanning both Europe and the UK. This year also brings the recording of the band's highly anticipated 2nd album, already touted as being one of the hottest releases of 2017. Set for release in january, the album raises the standard higher still with a thicker, even more potent and progressive sound and style, guaranteed to set the 2017 festival circuit ablaze! Do not miss this band.

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Paul Mcclure (trio)

on Thu, 8 Jun 2017 at Winchester The Hyde Tavern 7:30pm

"Rutland Troubadour, aka Paul McClure. A master of the stage, whether it's an intimate house concert or a full-on festival set... interspersing his trademark dry humour between some excellent and thoughtfull songs his shows are a delight, making him one of the most in-demand performers in the country and a significant player on the UK roots scene." - Jeremy Searle, GreenbirdPromotions/Americana UK/R2 ★★★★ Maverick Magazine ★★★★Rock'n'Reel Magazine (R2)

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Singing Together Presents Dan Walsh

on Thu, 8 Jun 2017 at Doncaster Brewery and Tap 7:30pm

8pm: Dan Walsh 10pm: Singing session http://www.singingtogether.co.uk/

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Del Rey

on Thu, 8 Jun 2017 at Belper The Queens Head 8:00am

Renowned US blues guitar and ukulele player on her European tour. Del Rey, who plays a syncopated style of guitar based on prewar blues and barrelhouse piano traditions, is one of the best fingerpickers of this or any generation. Ian Zack, Acoustic Guitar Del Rey also has fashion sense that would make Minnie Pearl smile and her virtuoso fingerpicked resonator guitar and ukulele packs a whole orchestra into just 6 (or 4) strings. Whilst known for her amazing instrumental skills it should not be overlooked that she always provides a very entertaining show, full of variety, drama and humour. Blues In Britain www.delreyplays.com Support from Phil Doleman & Ian Emmerson www.phildoleman.co.uk

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Guadalupe Plata

on Thu, 8 Jun 2017 at London The Lexington 7:30pm

Don't be afraid. The ghosts and demons of Andalusia are well known. The spirits of long-gone saints and sinners drift through the air, slam doors, rattle chains, and sing their songs to the living. The romance of España profunda is legend. This is where the world's greatest lover, Don Juan, was dragged to hell by the dead father of the girl he seduced. And the music. There is magic there, too. The legend of Andalusia must now include GUADALUPE PLATA, three men who create a sound as timeless as flamenco and as potent as rock'n'roll, as haunted as the Mississippi blues, as alluring as forbidden sex, as dangerous as a knife fight. The strains of their guitars are dreamlike and electric, three men creating mojo and duende with primitive instruments, summoning the ancient spirits, and conjuring the mystical powers of the Saints. Their new record GUADALUPE PLATA is a revelation, a testimony: GUADAPLUE PLATA is at once perfect for séances, exorcisms, and all night parties. This is the dangerous sound of seduction. The decision to record near their homes in Andalusia, in a recording studio in Seville, where the spirits fill the wind, has helped make this the most enchanting Guadalupe Plata record yet but this is not a departure, it is a coming home.

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Gal Holiday & The Honky Tonk Revue

on Thu, 8 Jun 2017 at London The Sound Lounge 7:00pm

From New Orleans, Gal Holiday's band provides toe-tapping, danceable swing grooves that are dated yet current. Virtuoso pickers and grinners make up the band which is fronted by the redoubtable Vanessa Niemann.

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Raevennan Husbandes + Ben Smith & Jimmy Brewer + Ferris & Sylvester

on Thu, 8 Jun 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.... New Roots presents a triple bill of the very highest quality in new UK singer-songwriters. A soon to be discovered gem, RAEVENNAN HUSBANDES is a full time member of renowned UK alt-folk act Moulettes, and a regular collaborator with Michele Stodart (The Magic Numbers). Blessed with a perfect folk style that matches the best of mid 70s Laurel Canyon, she's a sublime songwriter- her fluid finger-picking guitar style and beautiful, crystal-clear, heartfelt singing voice can electrify a room in seconds. She has recently released her debut EP 'Box of Innocence' produced by and featuring BJ Cole on pedal steel guitar. Website: https://www.facebook.com/raevennanhusbandes/ Legendary singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading discovered BEN SMITH AND JIMMY BREWER in 2012, choosing them to support her on tour. She loved them so much she called them again in 2015 to repeat the engagement. The duo combine classic close harmony style with superbly honed songwriting craft to produce a brilliantly accessible roots sound, taking influence from the The Everly Brothers to Simon & Garfunkel, John Martyn to the countrified Grateful Dead. They've just released their eponymous debut EP, great things await. Website: http://bensmithandjimmybrewer.com/ 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. Website: http://ferrisandsylvester.co.uk/ --------------------------------------------- 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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My Sweet Patootie - Sassy Vaudeville, Roots & Ragtime

on Thu, 8 Jun 2017 at Brixham Theatre 7:30pm

My Sweet Patootie is contemporary roots and ragtime at its best; bringing tight vocal harmonies, monstrous guitar, sizzling fiddle and percussion in one perfect package. Founded in 2007 by Canadian Folk Music Award winners, Sandra Swannell (violin/vocals) and Terry Young (guitar/vocals), together with UK percussionist John Jackson, the trio has a growing international reputation. From original swing to funky fiddle-tune arrangements to exquisite ballads, they deliver a must-see show that Driftwood Magazine describes as two parts exemplary musicianship, one part vaudeville comedy. combining exemplary musicianship and humour in an uplifting vaudeville-style show. The band is heavily influenced by the likes of Chet Atkins, Lenny Breau, Les Paul & Mary Ford and the Andrews Sisters. Throw in a penchant for light-hearted satire and their love of artists like Patsy Cline and Hank Williams and you get a sound that Terry Young likes to call "Green Acres for the New Millennium". Incredible professionalism and stunning musicianship plus great audience rapport and stagecraft equals a perfect festival band." Jim McLaughlin, Musicport Festival, Whitby U "Swing, folk, country and nostalgia collide head-on in a most pleasing fashion", Maverick Magazine gives My Sweet Patootie 4 out of 4 stars!

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Wallingford Blues & Beer Festival

on Fri, 9 Jun 2017 at Wallingford Regal Centre 6:30pm

With origins as a local music and ale festival beginning in 1991 this has since grown in notoriety to become one of the most respected blues events in the UK. With three bands each night, and four on Saturday afternoon, the philosophy has always been to promote live music, alongside a selection of great English ales (and a BBQ!). A fabulous event with a wonderful local feel. Outside area provides casual seating, BBQ and a mobile bar The Old Coach Inn for coffee, tea, soft drinks and alternative refreshments to the ale and cider provided in the hall. Visit www.bluesandbeer.co.uk for local accommodation and regular updates. Weekend tickets allow holders to attend both evening sessions and the Saturday afternoon session. Total price normally £47. Children accompanied by an adult are free on Saturday Afternoon.

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Vann Fest

on Fri, 9 Jun 2017 at Ockley Vann Farm 7:00pm

Set in the beautiful Surrey Hills, nestled on a small farm in Ockley is a tiny grass roots festival call Vann Fest. Starting out as a family party in aid of The Royal Marsden, Vann Fest has slowly grown into a small non profit festival for all to enjoy. Vann Fest is focused on the local community and has many stalls offering locally produced and ethically sourced food. Even our beer is from down the road. All are welcome with free entry for children under 12, and a wide range of bands playing everything from folk to Blues. Many other performances and activities for children and adults alike. and most importantly FREE CAMPING!

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Louise Jordan - No Petticoats Here

on Fri, 9 Jun 2017 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

Remembering First World War women through song. Award winning singer, songwriter and musician Louise Jordan tells the stories of women who challenged expectations. From the woman who dressed as a soldier on the Western Front to the women football players banned by the FA, the ambulance drivers running the gauntlet of enemy fire in Flanders and the so-called 'surplus million' single women. Inspirational women, working in a time of conflict, leaving a legacy. Press and feedback for No Petticoats Here, so far This is a gutsy and meticulously researched project an arresting album and an important historical document. Songlines, January 2017. Read the whole review here. Compellingly sung, with expert, often classically-inflected arrangements. fRoots, December 2016. Read the whole review here. Jordan has approached her subject with the diligence of a scholar and the heart of an artist It is in responses like this set of songs that our collective cultural memories are kept alive R2 Magazine, November December 2016. Read the whole review here. Inspired by the stories of the many remarkable women who served in the Great War, Jordan has produced one of the most touching and powerful folk albums of the year so far. Sounding at times like the late, great Sandy Denny, Jordan is also a remarkably inventive piano player, a skills that comes to the fore on the stridently haunting Perhaps and beautifully structured Ripple And Flow. With courage to kick out convention, you were laughing in a lion's den, she sings on Endless Days: the bold spirit of these heroines captured in a single line. The Sunday Express, October 2016 If there's one album you really should own, then this is it. FolkWords, September 2016 a terrific and highly accomplished piece of work fruk, September 2016 an album that matters FATEA Magazine, October 2016 Jordan has produced one of the most touching and powerful folk albums of the year so far The Sunday Express, October 2016 Heart-rending, empowering, inspirational, uplifting. Audience feedback, Palace Green Library, Durham August 2016 Made me want to stand up and fight. Audience feedback, Durham August 2016 "You bring these women alive and honour them. Amazing." Audience feedback, Salisbury Arts Centre September 2015 What the press has previously said about Louise Jordan: 'A stirring, lilting grace' The Telegraph 'Absolutely, totally and completely brilliant' Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2 'Haunting and unforgettable' The Sunday Express 'The fragility of perfection' FolkWords 'A masterclass in songwriting' R2 'Louise's vocals are out of this world' Maverick 'Absolutely glorious' FATEA Doors open at 7pm. Stage time 8.00-8.45 and 9.05-9.50 Tickets £8 advance / £10 on the door. Bookshop bar open serving Tea, Coffee, beer, wine and soft drinks.

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Martyn Joseph

on Fri, 9 Jun 2017 at Caerphilly Rudry Parish Hall 7:30pm

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Uk Country Live! Presents Raintown

on Fri, 9 Jun 2017 at Manchester Gullivers 7:30pm

Multi Award-winning Scottish duo RAINTOWN are back in Manchester with their full band - for a live performance on Friday 9th June 2017. They are heading to 'GULLIVERS' and are excited to be bringing their intensely charismatic and critically- acclaimed live show back to Manchester.

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Martha Tilston

on Fri, 9 Jun 2017 at Guildford Boileroom 7:30pm

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Alasdair Roberts

on Fri, 9 Jun 2017 at London The King's Head - Crouch End 8:00pm

Alasdair Roberts was born to be a folk musician. The music is in the blood of this highly original Scottish artist making his first appearance at the Kalamazoo. He is the son of singer and guitarist Alan Roberts, who performed and recorded with the legendary Dougie MacLean and Alex Campbell. Hardly surprising, then, that he was writing songs as a kid and forming a band called Appendix Out with school pals. His break came when he handed a demo tape to US folk star Bonnie Prince Billy (Will Oldham) and a record deal with American label Drag City followed. Now, several albums down the line, he has critical acclaim. A rare talent, says music writer Barnaby Smith, of the Quietus. who can relate folk music with such scholarly authenticity and penetrate on such an emotional level at the same time. Timothy Monger of AllMusic says:His almost mystical take on traditional Scottish fare and dedication to crafting original material in a similar vein have placed him in a category of his own. And Neil Spencer of The Guardian summed up one Roberts album thus..The twisting melodies and cryptic imagery are a delight. By turns, droll, pungent and lovely.

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Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith

on Fri, 9 Jun 2017 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith arrived on the scene in 2014 with their unique style of strong harmony singing and considered musical arrangements. Their first album on Fellside Records was described as 'utterly absorbing' full of 'personal, empathetic stories told from the perspective of real people'. The duo became festival favourites last year and their success is set to continue with a new album released this summer. Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith play traditional and original folksong of the British Isles. They tell stories of hardship, joy, struggle and celebration held together with driving banjo and guitar arrangements and close vocal harmonies. They have both been heavily influenced by the songs and singers of East Anglia, where they both grew up, but their music also reflects the diversity of voices within the folk and acoustic world. They weave traditional English folksong with Irish, Scottish and American tunes, and their own compositions draw on many different styles. The songs on their new album have been picked up from sessions, singarounds, gigs, recordings and learned from friends. The stories are varied but there is a common thread of political struggle and resistance, and the decline of the industries that were the backbone of England for many generations.

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Guy Tortora Band Featuring Janos Bajtala

on Fri, 9 Jun 2017 at London The Sound Lounge 7:00pm

As much understated soul as anyone has a right to expect . . . something of an undiscovered treasure Americana-UK Excellent songwriting. Subtle, beautiful . . . and lovely slide guitar!" Paul Jones -- BBC Radio 2 "There is a real depth of feeling to Tortora's music" Maverick Magazine "A master songsmith . . . File under Tortoriana !" Blues Matters! (UK) London based Californian Guy Tortora performed in bands from junior high and high school days in Pasadena, and later around Southern California, soaking up the rich influences of the incredible music scene there in the 60's and 70's when he also travelled widely across the USA and Canada. His style as songwriter and performer is what people call Americana -- a hard term to define. But it means original songs, well-constructed and well performed, in some of the various musical idioms that originated in the USA -- blues, jazz, folk and roots -- and also interpreting the work of other writers in these genres with depth and feeling. Guy is an accomplished guitar player on both acoustic and electric guitars which he plays finger style, and is a fine bottleneck and slide player. Over the last few years he has laid claim to a unique niche on the Blues 'n' Roots scene in the UK and European Continent, from small clubs and theatres to festivals. He has performed live with artists as diverse as Eric Clapton, Pee Wee Ellis, John Cleary and Eric Bibb. He has also performed with Paul Jones, host of BBC Radio 2's Rhythm and Blues show, and recorded live sessions for Radio 2 and numerous local stations in the UK and Europe. Pianist Janos Bajtala brings his exuberant skills to Guy's blues. www.guytortora.com

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Jackson & Morgan

on Fri, 9 Jun 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... Blues guitarist Barry Jackson teams up with top pianist Bob Morgan for a night of blues, folk and boogie-woogie. Both Barry Jackson (vocals, guitar) and Bob Morgan (keyboards, clarinet) are well-known on the London blues scene, and a mutual love of the quieter, quainter backwaters of blues music led them to team up. Their music includes originals and their own distinctive interpretations of blues songs from the 1920s onwards. Expect songs of love, death, sex and redemption. And of a delinquent father.

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Jez Lowe + Reg Meuross + Roger Davies

on Fri, 9 Jun 2017 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

www.jezlowe.com + www.regmeuross.com + www.rogerdaviesmusic.com 3 of the Uk's finest singer songwriters all on stage at the same time performing all their own material. It'll be a top night!

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Acoustic Amnesty Songwriters Circle For Help Musicians Uk Charity

on Fri, 9 Jun 2017 at Salford Sacred Trinity Church: 7:00pm

The next Acoustic Amnesty fundraiser will again be at the beautiful Sacred Trinity church. This time we are fundraising for the excellent Help Musicians UK charity (https://www.helpmusicians.org.uk/) as well as Manchester Amnesty. Help Musicians UK, helps musicians young and old at all stages of their career. They provide help at times of crisis, but also at times of opportunity, giving people the extra support they need at a crucial stage that could make or break their career. The excellent performers are Quiet Loner, Kirsty McGee and Karen Turley and biographies are below. A distinctly Americana flavour, although all our artists are very much rooted in the British Isles. The gig will be seated and totally silent for performances with the (well stocked!) bar in a separate room. We are remaining with our approach of no sound system whatsoever - totally acoustic using the natural acoustics of the venue. If you want to see how fantastic the format of the evening is here's a video of one: https://www.youtube.com/embed/grhhGT0Vzlw?list=UU32opSiZu-iUSHLgSdSkZZg Doors will open at 7pm and the show starts at 7.30pm prompt. Free on-street car parking is available and the venue is a stone's throw from Deansgate/Market Street in Manchester city centre. Karen Turley Karen Turley is a Singer-Songwriter from Omagh in Northern Ireland. Now based in Liverpool she has a passion for American Folk and Country. Back in Omagh in 2012 she formed 'The Jesse Janes'an all female Bluegrass and Folk trio. Moving to Liverpool for University she struck out on her own and in 2015 travelled to Nashville after winning a Songwriting Competition. She performed in the round with Beth Nielsen Chapman and Don Henry in the famous 'Bluebird Cafe' in Nashville. Her debut EP 'Like We Used To' came out in 2017. https://soundcloud.com/karenturley Kirsty McGee Somewhere between Jazz, Folk, Gospel and Americana there's Kirsty McGee a wandering maverick and spellbinding live performer who has spent the past fifteen years and seven albums tracking the common origins of song. With well over a decade of touring, McGee's songs have taken across the world, gained her national airplay plus multiple awards and nominations. Emma Watson is a fan, as is Director Danny Boyle, who used Kirsty's song Sandman as a cornerstone for his 2014 thriller Trance. Her albums have included guests & regular players such as Marc Ribot (Tom Waits), Rob Turner and Nick Blacka (GoGo Penguin), and Clive Mellor (Richard Hawley Band). Her latest songs take on the classic American songbook and evoke 30s jazz and desert winds. "The words drip with meaning. This breathlessly fragile and aching collection almost drowns in McGee's absolute need to sing." - Q ★★★★ https://kirstymcgee.bandcamp.com/ Quiet Loner Singer-songwriter Matt Hill is inspired by the storytelling traditions of American folk and country music but with a distinctly British lyrical bite. In 2016 he was appointed songwriter in residence at the People's History Museum in Manchester. The resulting album 'Battle for the Ballot' tells the story of the fight for the right to vote. Over 15 years his career highs have included an Americana UK Album of the Year, 4-star reviews from Uncut and The Daily Mirror, radio play on BBC6 Music and an invite by Billy Bragg to perform at Glastonbury Festival. "A wonderful collection of songs 10/10 Americana UK "I was knocked sideways. Possibly the most important record of the year" 5/5 Maverick Magazine https://quietloner.bandcamp.com/

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Atilla The Stockbroker

on Fri, 9 Jun 2017 at Nottingham The Doghouse 7:30pm

ATTILA THE STOCKBROKER UNDAUNTED! A lunatic misogynist billionaire with a nuclear hairdo has a date with a nuclear button in the White House, having received about 3 million votes fewer than his opponent. The UK hurtles towards Brexit after the most virulently xenophobic right wing press campaign in British history and a vote based on a bunch of 'promises' which were repudiated the day after the result. (Attila's no Remain fanatic either - the EU stitched up Greece and acts as a conduit for bosses' profits and cheap labour, it's hardly paradise.) The world is going nuts, Attila the Stockbroker is writing about it - and he is more fired up than he has ever been in 36 years as a performance poet. He thinks he understands why all this is happening. At his gigs all over Europe you'll hear his humourous and hard-hitting take on the momentous events of the last few months - and a whole lot more besides, for Attila has developed a deeply personal side to his work alongside the political satire for which he is best known, writing movingly about his family and his recent cancer diagnosis. He'll be performing poems from his new collection 'Undaunted' the title says it all as well as extracts from his recent autobiography 'Arguments Yard' (Cherry Red Books). And there will be a few of his songs as well, accompanied by his trusty mandola, Nelson. Laugh, cry and get very very angry. Launched into public consciousness by legendary Radio One DJ John Peel in 1982/83, Attila the Stockbroker has toured the world performing his sharp-tongued, radical social surrealist poetry and songs for 36 years, doing over 3400 gigs in 24 countries and releasing over 40 CDs/LPs/singles, 8 books of poetry and, just over a year ago, his autobiography 'Arguments Yard'. www.attilathestockbroker.com www.facebook.com/attilathestockbroker For band gigs ATTILA THE STOCKBROKER'S BARNSTORMER There is another side to Attila's work. In the UK and other English speaking countries he is best known for his spoken word poetry and acoustic songs. But in mainland Europe he is better known as the leader of his band BARNSTORMER, who have regularly toured Germany, Holland, Austria and Switzerland since forming in 1994, doing well over 700 gigs. Barnstormer play an energetic and melodic mixture of medieval music and punk and have released 4 albums of Attila's compositions. The band line up consits of Dan Woods guitar, Jason Pegg bass, M.M.McGhee drums and Attila on fiddle, mandola, recorders and vocals.

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India Electric Co.

on Fri, 9 Jun 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- **** Bursting with invention and full of surprises. - The Telegraph **** Their reeling, spinning sound corroborates the content of their songs which appear to be describing a life alive with motion. They are altogether a good thing, busy as rush hour but full of light. - The Independent on Sunday Sometimes folk, sometimes not. India Electric Company use traditional instruments in contemporary styles to explore diverse themes from Eastern Europe, Irish traditions and urban alienation to end up with something quirky and glittery - a veritable musical magpie's nest. - Mary Ann Kennedy, BBC Radio 3. After releasing their debut debut album The Girl I Left Behind Me in 2015 they began extensively supporting and accompanying Midge Ure throughout Europe. They performed live sessions on BBC Radio 2, 6 Music, as well as playing the likes of Glastonbury Festival and Cambridge Folk Festival. In 2017 they'll embark on their first tours of Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia and Ireland to coincide with the release of their latest recordings. www.indiaelectricco.com

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Richard Digance

on Sat, 10 Jun 2017 at Broseley Birchmeadow Centre 7:30pm

Tickets £12 advance, £15 on the door. Hall doors open at 7:30pm but the bar will be open from 7pm

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Andy Cutting

on Sat, 10 Jun 2017 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

www.andy-cutting.co.uk/ Andy Cutting is a rarity. A musician's musician: a soulful and technically outstanding melodeon practitioner with an ear for a fine tune. Many of his tunes have been purloined along the way: some considered contemporary classics on the folk scene. But then, Andy is also a warm and emotive perfomer, modestly engaging his audiences with his self-deprecating wit and then flooring them with downright staggering musicianship. There are few melodeon players who put so much feeling into their playing, whether it be a set of dance tunes, or accompaniment to a slow English ballad.

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The Darragh Folk- Larne Summer Arts Festival

on Sat, 10 Jun 2017 at Larne Museum and Arts Centre 7:00pm

The Darragh Folk will be sure to have your toes tapping and dancing in the aisle they bring they bring their own brand of traditional music to the stage in Larne Museum and Arts Centre.

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Garry Tallent From The E Street Band With Kevin Montgomery

on Sat, 10 Jun 2017 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

The longtime bassist for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band takes over as boss when Garry Tallent embarks on his first solo tour. He, along with Nashville singer-songwriter Kevin Montgomery, will be here with his 7 piece band featuring Americana favourites, Fats Kaplan and Kristi Rose. Although the rockabilly infused material he performs solo differs substantially from his E Street oeuvre, the same energy and immaculate musicianship shines through. An essential show for all lovers of live music.

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10am - Kay Charlton

on Sat, 10 Jun 2017 at Earls Barton Youth Club 11:15am

Kay Charlton is a trumpet player, composer and teacher based in South East London. She plays world-wide with Bollywood Brass Band, as well as managing their extensive education programme.She has had brass tutor books published by Spartan Press and Warwick Music and has composed for Trinity's piano exam syllabus. She will be playing along to film tracks and encouraging the audience to join in - either playing or dancing!! CDs will be for sale.

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Canals Of Old England - (evening Performance)

on Sat, 10 Jun 2017 at Milton Keynes York House 7:30pm

Evening: 8-10.30pm; Doors 7.30 £8/£7concs ie Students, under 16s, those on disability and unemployment benefits Bar (eve only), Parking at venue Info: http://bonnetandbelt.com Phone 07546 974009

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Canals Of Old England - (evening Performance)

on Sat, 10 Jun 2017 at Milton Keynes York House 7:30pm

Evening: 8-10.30pm; Doors 7.30 £8/£7concs ie Students, under 16s, those on disability and unemployment benefits Bar (eve only), Parking at venue Info: http://bonnetandbelt.com Phone 07546 974009

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Canals Of Old England - Family Matinee

on Sat, 10 Jun 2017 at Milton Keynes York House 2:45pm

Family Matinee. All children must be accompanied York House Centre London Road, Stony Stratford, MK11 1JQ Family Matinee: 3-4.30pm; Doors 2.45 £6 (under 5's free) Parking at venue Info/Tickets: http://bonnetandbelt.com Phone: 07546 974009 Tickets: Odells / Wegottickets / Website

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Kisses Sweeter Than Wine - Celebrating 60's American Folk

on Sat, 10 Jun 2017 at Bexhill-on-Sea Parish Church of Saint Peter 7:30pm

Lilac Sheer's multi-instrumentalist female ensemble present modern acoustic renditions of loved 60's American folk classics from: Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, The Byrds, The Weavers, Peter Paul & Mary, Leonard Cohen and others. Come enjoy and sing along to Where Have All The Flowers Gone, If I Had a Hammer, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Blowin' in the Wind and many more memorable songs of the era. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhHvb0vIP_A Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica Lilac Sheer Violin, Mandolin Hana Maria Bass Joy Chong Percussion Mally Harpaz

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Kisses Sweeter Than Wine - Celebrating 60's American Folk

on Sat, 10 Jun 2017 at Bexhill-on-Sea Parish Church of Saint Peter 7:30pm

Lilac Sheer's multi-instrumentalist female ensemble present modern acoustic renditions of loved 60's American folk classics from: Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, The Byrds, The Weavers, Peter Paul & Mary, Leonard Cohen and others. Come enjoy and sing along to Where Have All The Flowers Gone, If I Had a Hammer, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Blowin' in the Wind and many more memorable songs of the era. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhHvb0vIP_A Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica Lilac Sheer Violin, Mandolin Hana Maria Bass Joy Chong Percussion Mally Harpaz

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Balkan Dance Party : Raka Balkan Band

on Sat, 10 Jun 2017 at London Jazzlive@The Crypt 8:00pm

New band on the block Raka is a Balkan collective bringing you a heavy dose of upbeat tunes from Albania to Bulgaria and everywhere in between. Traditional Balkan styles fused with new arrangements promised to make you bop 'til you drop! Featuring Josh Middleton (accordion), Lori Secanska (vocals) and more.

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Balkan Dance Party : Raka Balkan Band

on Sat, 10 Jun 2017 at London Jazzlive@The Crypt 8:00pm

New band on the block Raka is a Balkan collective bringing you a heavy dose of upbeat tunes from Albania to Bulgaria and everywhere in between. Traditional Balkan styles fused with new arrangements promised to make you bop 'til you drop! Featuring Josh Middleton (accordion), Lori Secanska (vocals) and more.

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Sama' Concert

on Sat, 10 Jun 2017 at Brighton Friends Meeting House 7:00pm

Classical and contemporary Arabic music. Ibrahim Atari - Qanoon Wassim Qassis - Buzuk & Percussion Heather Bursheh - Flute & Voice Øystein Bru Frantzen - Bass Guitar Part of From Palestine to Brighton 2017

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Sama' Concert

on Sat, 10 Jun 2017 at Brighton Friends Meeting House 7:00pm

Classical and contemporary Arabic music. Ibrahim Atari - Qanoon Wassim Qassis - Buzuk & Percussion Heather Bursheh - Flute & Voice Øystein Bru Frantzen - Bass Guitar Part of From Palestine to Brighton 2017

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Chris Smither

on Sun, 11 Jun 2017 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Having distilled his own signature sound of blues and folk for 50 years, Chris Smither is truly an American original. Chris continues to draw deeply from the blues, American folk music, modern poets and philosophers. From his early days as the New Orleans transplant in the Boston folk scene, through his wilderness years, to his re-emergence in the 1990s as one of America's most significant acoustic performers, Chris Smither continues to hone his distinctive sound. He has always travelled his own road, eschewing sophisticated studio tricks and staying true to his musical vision. He has developed and maintained loyal friendships over the years with kindred-spirited musicians like Bonnie Raitt and the late Stephen Bruton while at the same time throughout his career been inspired by and inspiring to today's next-generation of musicians. Reviewers and fans from around the world agree that Chris is a profound songwriter, a blistering guitarist and, as he puts it, a 'one-man band to the bone.' Chris melds the styles of his two major influences, Lightnin' Hopkins and Mississippi John Hurt, into his own signature guitar sound. He may be best known for writing 'Love You Like A Man' which Bonnie Raitt and, more recently, jazz great Diana Krall have recorded. His music has been covered by numerous artists and featured in soundtrack albums, independent film, television and commercials. Chris' newest release, Still on the Levee (Summer 2014), is a career-spanning retrospective double CD released by MightyAlbert/Signature Sounds. Recorded in New Orleans with studio-mates he calls The Motivators, Still on the Levee plays host to special guests including Allen Toussaint and Loudon Wainwright III. The record highlights the vast catalogue of this American music master. Still on the Levee is followed by Chris' release of the long-anticipated book Lyrics:1966-2012, a collection of Chris' lyrics to date mixed in with various photographs and other imagery from his long career. The Signature Sounds release Link of Chain: A Songwriter's Tribute to Chris Smither, features artists like Dave Alvin, Jorma Kaukonen, Bonnie Raitt, Josh Ritter, Eilen Jewell, Patty Larkin and many others saluting Chris by making some of his songs their own on this rich collection. '...the Miami native has built a cult reputation as a folk artist with a healthy wanderlust, peppering his tunes with rusted blues, country, some jazz and a wise lyric....Newcomers to Smither's five-decade, multi-album career are advised to start right here.' - Uncut 'Hundred Dollar Valentine is a thing of profound beauty; deep, sad, wise songs, allied to perfectly crafted arrangements, from a man who's lived long enough in darkness to address the big, heavy questions with a lightness of touch' Mojo, (5 stars) 'With a weary, well-travelled voice and a serenely intricate finger-picking style, Mr. Smither turns the blues into songs that accept hard-won lessons and try to make peace with fate' - The New York Times

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Alejandra Ribera

on Sun, 11 Jun 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. -------- Alejandra Ribera has been writing about the unexpected places we find light since the release of her critically acclaimed debut album La boca. In her sophomore release This Island, the award-winning songwriter continues her exploration of luminescence this time leaving the depths of mythological waters and delving firmly into the experience of the human heart. She cites some unlikely influences as inspiring her approach to new songs a speech by actress Tilda Swinton at the Rothko Chapel, a documentary about performance artist Marina Abramović and studying movement in Paris with one of Pina Bausch's earliest devotees. After two years touring sold-out dates in Canada, France and Germany Alejandra returns to London with material from her forth-coming album THIS ISLAND due to release in the spring. There is this infinite potential that lies in that moment between suspension and release, says Ribera. I wanted to put a sonic microscope on that moment and invite the listener into that intimate space normally reserved for those who create the music. www.alejandraribera.com

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

on Sun, 11 Jun 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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Gyps'n'progress

on Sun, 11 Jun 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 BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... How do you slowly introduce swing style jazz to an audience who might have never heard it before? You don't. You throw them straight in with Stephan Grapelli and Django Reinhardt's Minor Swing. Expert rhythm guitar, clean and swift lead and the all important swing of the bass make Gypsinprogress a band that will never let you stop moving and smiling!

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Rattle On The Stovepipe At Walthamstow Folk

on Mon, 12 Jun 2017 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

One of the best old-timey outfits in the country, Rattle On The Stovepipe feature Dave Arthur on guitar, 5-string banjo, melodeon, percussion and vocals, Dan Stewart on 5-string banjo, guitar, fiddle and harmony vocals and our mate Pete Cooper on fiddle and mandolin. Together this trio of master musicians can take on anything from either side of the Atlantic! 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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The Rainbreakers

on Mon, 12 Jun 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Since forming in 2012, Rainbreakers have developed their sound into a fusion of dynamic elements, bridging the gaps between Blues, Rock, Pop and Soul, exemplifying a diverse and ever-growing musical palette. The songs can shift between gritty to delicate in an instant while the melodic and pop-like hooks combined with the raw and garage-esque backdrop forge an inspiring combination. Ultimately the band's outlook is to produce authenticity, may that be lyrically or sonically, to create a sound that truly represents themselves as well as their experiences. ​ The band's spirit draws significant influence from older artists such as Free and Humble Pie, yet expresses a strong connection with contemporary bands like The London Souls, The Black Keys, Monophonics and Gary Clark Jr. Although Rainbreakers evidently show a great fascination with sounds from the past, they are by no means purists. While recalling elements of their predecessors, the band has a clear foothold within the sounds of their own generation and strives to craft a melting pot of musicianship, ranging from soul melodies and psychedelic sounds to garage-rock riffs and R&B grooves. For more info; http://www.therainbreakers.com

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The Rainbreakers

on Mon, 12 Jun 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Since forming in 2012, Rainbreakers have developed their sound into a fusion of dynamic elements, bridging the gaps between Blues, Rock, Pop and Soul, exemplifying a diverse and ever-growing musical palette. The songs can shift between gritty to delicate in an instant while the melodic and pop-like hooks combined with the raw and garage-esque backdrop forge an inspiring combination. Ultimately the band's outlook is to produce authenticity, may that be lyrically or sonically, to create a sound that truly represents themselves as well as their experiences. ​ The band's spirit draws significant influence from older artists such as Free and Humble Pie, yet expresses a strong connection with contemporary bands like The London Souls, The Black Keys, Monophonics and Gary Clark Jr. Although Rainbreakers evidently show a great fascination with sounds from the past, they are by no means purists. While recalling elements of their predecessors, the band has a clear foothold within the sounds of their own generation and strives to craft a melting pot of musicianship, ranging from soul melodies and psychedelic sounds to garage-rock riffs and R&B grooves. For more info; http://www.therainbreakers.com

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Otis Gibbs

on Mon, 12 Jun 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Otis Gibbs (USA) "Gibbs' songwriting is deeply personal and profound. It's plain to see Otis Gibbs is a man you should give a damn about." - Rolling Stone Otis Gibbs is a songwriter, storyteller, painter, photographer and planter of 7,176 trees. He once wrestled a bear, and lost. He has been described as "The best unknown songwriter in music today." If you ask him, he'll simply say he's a Folk Singer. He also hosts a podcast called Thanks For Giving A Damn which features your favourite musicians, journalists and historians sharing memories, backstage stories and history lessons. His podcast quickly became a cult favourite and lead to him hosting Country Built on Pandora (USA) where Otis tells stories about the history of country music to his 2 million subscribers. He grew up in Wanamaker, Indiana, but now lives in East Nashville with his long time partner, Amy Lashley. Otis' thoughts on Mount Renraw. "This album was recorded in my living room on my 50th birthday. My friends kept saying I should throw myself a big party for my birthday, but I'm not a big party guy. Instead, I wanted to do something creative that fits into how I try to live my life. That's when I decided to record this album. This is who I am and this is what I do. It's the perfect way to celebrate 50 years of creativity." "We live on top of a big hill in East Nashville surrounded by musicians, artists, writers and other creative misfits. In the 1800s, this land was owned by Percy Warner. He is somewhat famous for bringing electricity to the rural South. He called his home Renraw, which is Warner spelled backwards. I've called our home Mount Renraw for the last 9 years. Since I recorded the record at home, I figured Mount Renraw would be a fitting title."

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Isla St Clair

on Mon, 12 Jun 2017 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Isla St Clair

on Mon, 12 Jun 2017 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Danny Pedler And Rosie Butler-hall

on Mon, 12 Jun 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

Danny Pedler and Rosie Butler-Hall a young folk duo, with roots based in both English and French tradition. Danny Pedler and Rosie Butler-Hall are two young, dynamic musicians who formed as a duo in late 2011. Danny (from Essex) plays Hurdy Gurdy and Accordion and Rosie (from Wiltshire) plays five-string fiddle and sings. They play mostly English and French songs and tunes and enjoy a close relationship with the audience at our live gigs. Their music is characterised by flowing melodies, intricate harmonies and strong rhythms while keeping the flavour of the traditional style. "Energetic, yet refined, expressive but totally rooted in the groove, these two musicians effortlessly delight and compel the listener. A beautiful combination of English and French music that is superb to listen to and amazing to dance to!" - John Dipper (English Acoustic Collective, Methera, Morris Offspring and Dipper & Daniels)

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Chris Smither

on Tue, 13 Jun 2017 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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Jonathon Byrd

on Tue, 13 Jun 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Jonathon Byrd is one of the top 50 songwriters of the last 50 years (Chicago Tribune). He grew up singing in the Southern Baptist church, where his father preached and his mother played piano. After four years in the Navy, he returned to home to play in rock bands. It was at an old-time fiddle festival in the mountains of southwest Virginia where his writing began to change. Assimilating the sounds of southern traditional music, Byrd wrote new songs in an ancient style. This rootsy North Carolinian may be the most buzzed-about new songwriter in folkdom. He displays John Prine's gift for stark little songs that tell big, complex stories, Guy Clark's lean melodicism, Lyle Lovett's wry mischief, and Bill Morrissey's knack for the revealing image. (Boston Globe). Don't miss Jonathan's return to the Kitchen Garden, once again with his Pickup Cowboy, Johnny Waken.

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Otis Gibbs

on Tue, 13 Jun 2017 at Wakefield Henry Boons Yard Bar 7:30pm

On The Ride with our friends Hot Bricks welcome back to Henry Boons one of our favourite American folk artists. Otis Gibbs is a songwriter, storyteller, painter, photographer and planter of 7176 trees. He has been described as "The best unknown songwriter in music today" by Rolling Stone. If you ask him he'll simply say he's a Folk Singer.

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Bright Phoebus & Powered Flight Music Present: Rosie Hood

on Tue, 13 Jun 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:00pm

We're delighted to be able to help the lovely, Rosie Hood from The Dovetail Trio, launch her debut solo album, "The Beautiful & The Actual". at The Greystones on 13 June. The Beautiful & The Actual is a collection of old and new folk songs, featuring songs collected by Alfred Williams within 10 miles of where Rosie grew up in Wiltshire. I have tried to depict the beautiful and the actual, wrote Alfred Williams in 1923 in the introduction to his book Folk Songs of the Upper Thames. A hammerman, poet, linguist and historian, Alfred Williams was also a prolific folk song collector. In the years prior to World War I he visited the towns and villages close to his home of South Marston, Wiltshire, just 10 miles from Rosie's home village of Minety, and collected hundreds of songs, eight of which Rosie has arranged and recorded here. I hope that my interpretations of these songs do the same, Rosie says of Williams' words that inspired the title of her debut album. I feel that Alfred Williams was talking about the duality that exists within his collection of songs, but to me the title reflects the duality within the songs themselves. There's life and death, love and betrayal, beautiful melodies and hauntingly sad lyrics, Rosie explains.  Rosie is a young folk singer from Wiltshire, known for her strong, pure voice and engaging solo performance. A BBC Performing Arts Fellow in 2015 and a 2016 Horizon Award nominee at the Radio 2 Folk Awards, Rosie has become more than purely a traditional singer. Having started learning folk songs at an early age from her family, Rosie has a keen interest in the history of traditional songs, particularly those of her native Wiltshire, where she has spent time researching in the local archives and developing a broad repertoire of local songs. Rosie's Fellowship year with the English Folk Dance & Song Society proved a pivotal point in her career giving her time and space to develop as an artist. The year saw Rosie develop her song-writing with mentor Emily Portman, hone her instrumental skills and even resulted in a transatlantic collaboration with New York based singer and guitarist Jefferson Hamer. We are delighted that the supreme guitar master, Martin Simpson will be MCing the evening and maybe joining Rosie onstage for a number or two. Doors will be at 7pm and the concert will start with a short performance from Martin at 7:30pm. Don't miss it!

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Bright Phoebus & Powered Flight Music Present: Rosie Hood

on Tue, 13 Jun 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:00pm

We're delighted to be able to help the lovely, Rosie Hood from The Dovetail Trio, launch her debut solo album, "The Beautiful & The Actual". at The Greystones on 13 June. The Beautiful & The Actual is a collection of old and new folk songs, featuring songs collected by Alfred Williams within 10 miles of where Rosie grew up in Wiltshire. I have tried to depict the beautiful and the actual, wrote Alfred Williams in 1923 in the introduction to his book Folk Songs of the Upper Thames. A hammerman, poet, linguist and historian, Alfred Williams was also a prolific folk song collector. In the years prior to World War I he visited the towns and villages close to his home of South Marston, Wiltshire, just 10 miles from Rosie's home village of Minety, and collected hundreds of songs, eight of which Rosie has arranged and recorded here. I hope that my interpretations of these songs do the same, Rosie says of Williams' words that inspired the title of her debut album. I feel that Alfred Williams was talking about the duality that exists within his collection of songs, but to me the title reflects the duality within the songs themselves. There's life and death, love and betrayal, beautiful melodies and hauntingly sad lyrics, Rosie explains.  Rosie is a young folk singer from Wiltshire, known for her strong, pure voice and engaging solo performance. A BBC Performing Arts Fellow in 2015 and a 2016 Horizon Award nominee at the Radio 2 Folk Awards, Rosie has become more than purely a traditional singer. Having started learning folk songs at an early age from her family, Rosie has a keen interest in the history of traditional songs, particularly those of her native Wiltshire, where she has spent time researching in the local archives and developing a broad repertoire of local songs. Rosie's Fellowship year with the English Folk Dance & Song Society proved a pivotal point in her career giving her time and space to develop as an artist. The year saw Rosie develop her song-writing with mentor Emily Portman, hone her instrumental skills and even resulted in a transatlantic collaboration with New York based singer and guitarist Jefferson Hamer. We are delighted that the supreme guitar master, Martin Simpson will be MCing the evening and maybe joining Rosie onstage for a number or two. Doors will be at 7pm and the concert will start with a short performance from Martin at 7:30pm. Don't miss it!

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Jonathan Byrd

on Wed, 14 Jun 2017 at Biddulph Arms 7:30pm

Please note: Due to the current temporary closure of the Biddulph Arms, events listed as taking place there may have to be moved to alternative local venues if the pub does not re-open in time. Please visit this site regularly for the latest updates and/or contact us via http://www.biddulphupinarms.com or via our Facebook Biddulph Up In Arms page.

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Erin Rae And The Meanwhiles

on Wed, 14 Jun 2017 at East Grinstead The Dorset Arms 7:30pm

Erin Rae and the Meanwhiles are an Americana band from Nashville, Tennessee. The band is led by singer Erin Rae McKaskle. According to Rolling Stone, Erin Rae "makes smooth-edged music for Sunday afternoons" and "her arrangements anchored by pedal-steel guitar and the steady strum of an acoustic guitar may be rooted in modern-day indie folk, but the songs themselves rustle up comparisons to Joni Mitchell and Jackson Browne" Erin Rae and the Meanwhiles formed in 2012 with the release of an EP titled Crazy Talk. In 2015, Erin Rae and the Meanwhiles released their debut full-length album titled Soon Enough.The album was recorded in only two days In July 2015, Erin Rae and the Meanwhiles recorded a Daytrotter session at Big Light Studio in Nashville Growing up in Jackson, Tennessee, Erin Rae got an early introduction to folk music at home. Her mom and dad were both part-time musicians, playing their own brand of American roots music at churches, county fairs and coffee shops in west Tennessee. Starting as early as five years old, she would join them for a song or two.   Two decades later, she's still spending her time onstage this time as the main act. As the leader of Erin Rae and the Meanwhiles, she walks the line between old-school folk and modern Americana, creating a sound that nods to her influences while pushing ahead toward something new. It's music that breathes, filled with pedal steel, vocal harmonies, acoustic guitar, bright bursts of melody and plenty of space. It's also music that's taken her halfway across the world, with Erin playing shows everywhere from Nashville (her adopted hometown) to Switzerland.

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Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin - Essex Libraries Plugged & Unplugged

on Wed, 14 Jun 2017 at Maldon Library 6:45pm

Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin take to the road in June for a very special run of shows: The Libraries Tour 2017. Whilst thinking about unusual places to play, it struck them that every town in the country has a purpose built community space, perfect for bringing people together - the library. Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin take to the road in June for a very special run of shows: The Libraries Tour 2017. Come and celebrate our wonderful libraries with songs and stories - "A library outranks any other thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert" - Andrew Carnegie Press quotes: "Virtuosity, intensity, and charisma... Subtle, atmospheric, bravely original" - The Guardian "One of the best duos on the planet" - Mike Harding "Quite brilliant" - Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio Two

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Nigel Stonier

on Wed, 14 Jun 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 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A noted producer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist - his collaborations include Robert Plant, Martha Wainwright, The Waterboys, Thea Gilmore and Clare Teal - Nigel Stonier's stock as a solo artist has also risen hugely since his single "I Hope I Always" and album "Built For Storms" gathered extensive national AirPlay in 2014. A brilliant lyricist and a spontaneous, witty live performer, Stonier just released his 6th album "Love And Work" which BBC6 Music and Radio 2 have been featuring, and which includes the single "You Need Love". Performing on acoustic guitar and piano, his songs are often at their most affecting when stripped down and delivered in an intimate setting.

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Patrick Naylor Trio Feat. Fulvio Sigurta And Natalie Rozario

on Wed, 14 Jun 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 9pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Patrick Naylor Trio feat. Fulvio Sigurta and Natalie Rozario Guitarist Patrick Naylor plays songs from his Daily Telegraph Best of 2015 album Days of Blue with Fulvio Sigurta on trumpet and Natalie Rozario on cello and vocals. Patrick Naylor Distinctive electric/acoustic guitarist and composer whose unflashy style draws on contemporary jazz, folk and world musics and the influences of Ralph Towner and Bill Frisell to create a haunting and optimistic fusion. - Ents 24 'Tasty acoustic guitar' - Jazz Journal a highly articulate, mellow musician Tony Hall in Jazzwise 'Virtuoso guitar' - Time Out one of the UK's best guitarists' Ronnie Scott's Magazine "Thoughtful, inventive and authoritative" - Crescendo a shapely melodic line, even in the heat of improvisation. Jack Massarik in The Evening Standard "sensitive guitar" "a treat" - Daily Telegraph Fulvio Sigurta Fulvio Sigurtà is outstanding on trumpet and flugel.John L Walters - The Guardian Natalie Rozario "majestic cello" - All About Jazz

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Chris Smither

on Thu, 15 Jun 2017 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

Chris Smither is a true American original bluesman who has distilled his own sound after 50 years on the road. He has always travelled his own road, eschewing sophisticated studio tricks and staying true to his musical vision whilst still drawing deeply from the blues, American folk music, modern poets and philosophers. Smithers is a profound songwriter and a blistering guitarist (citing Lightnin' Hopkins and Mississippi John Hurt as his two major influences) who is, as he puts it, a 'one-man-band' to the bone.

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Dave Kelly

on Thu, 15 Jun 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Here is a solid gold treat for all acoustic blues fans and guitar buffs. This legendary singer and guitarist has been a fixture on the British music scene for 50 years, latterly alongside Paul Jones et al in the concert hall-filling Blues Band. However, it was as a soloist that Dave started out, playing the small folk and blues clubs (following in the steps of his late lamented big sister Jo-Anne) and he loves to make occasional forays back to his roots. His last visit to the Black Swan was way back in 1995, so we are delighted that he has specifically asked to return here. No bells, no whistles, just Dave's awesome voice and acoustic slide guitar playing the blues.

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Dave Kelly

on Thu, 15 Jun 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Here is a solid gold treat for all acoustic blues fans and guitar buffs. This legendary singer and guitarist has been a fixture on the British music scene for 50 years, latterly alongside Paul Jones et al in the concert hall-filling Blues Band. However, it was as a soloist that Dave started out, playing the small folk and blues clubs (following in the steps of his late lamented big sister Jo-Anne) and he loves to make occasional forays back to his roots. His last visit to the Black Swan was way back in 1995, so we are delighted that he has specifically asked to return here. No bells, no whistles, just Dave's awesome voice and acoustic slide guitar playing the blues.

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Martyn Joseph

on Thu, 15 Jun 2017 at Broadmayne Village Hall 7:30pm

Martyn Joseph is a performer like no other. He's a jaw dropping guitar player who has developed a unique percussive style, teamed up with a powerful show stopping voice, and has been called The Welsh Springsteen, but there are also shades of John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews there may be but he stands in his own right, built on a reputation for giving what thousands have described as the best live music experience of their lives. Juxtaposition is a key theme in Martyn's work. The simplicity and the complexity of the human condition and all that it encompasses is underpinned with a heady promise of hope. There is a versatility to Martyn's music that is hard to categorise. Many have tried, resulting in labels such as Folk, Rock, Soul, Folk Funk and Americana; all of which somehow miss the mark. But sometimes music doesn't need a defining genre and with the ability to articulate a sense of the bigger picture, Martyn's music and social commentary manage to empower and speak for many. His songs are pictures, and stories, and feelings all put to music and delivered by a master craftsman. 2014 saw him take the spirit of his music onto a more practical footing with the launch of his "Let Yourself Trust", a not-for-profit organisation which aims to make a small difference out of great love and commitment by challenging injustice wherever it's found, educating via advocacy, campaigning for human rights, and raising issues that have been forgotten or ignored via fundraising initiatives, thus bringing about greater awareness for beautiful people in powerless situations. 2016 was one of Martyn's busiest, and this was acknowledged by him being nominated in the Hardest Working Artist category at the UK Independent Music Awards, being the only folk artist to receive any nomination. Playing over 170 shows worldwide he was also part of the Parliament/EFDSS project Sweet Liberties marking 800 years of British democracy, with Nancy Kerr, Sam Carter and Maz O'Connor. One of his songs from this, Nye celebrating Nye Bevan, the author of the NHS, has been enthusiastically received by audiences everywhere, as well as having BBC national airplay on Mark Radcliffe's Folk Show and Tom Robinson's 6 Music show. Martyn Joseph. A unique talent driven by passion and love for his trade, continues to write, sing and play from the heart. www.martynjoseph.net "Stunning, heartfelt music
 Bob Harris BBC Radio 2, "Intelligent and enlightened songs are both energising and provocativefrom subtle tenderness to growly indignation. A Welsh national treasure MOJO A superb album, open yet textured; complex yet immediately listenable: insightful and often hard hitting" R2 - 5 stars heartfelt and ultimately optimistic songs Songlines One of the most charismatic and electrifying performers in Britain todaytough and passionate
 Tom Robinson BBC 6 music One of acoustic music's most original voices, and most forward looking of his generation of singer/songwriters Q Magazine A profound experience The Boston Globe Songs of social commentary as much as love, with a rootsy sensibility
 Time Out Written with craft, performed with passion Financial Times

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Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin - Essex Libraries Plugged & Unplugged

on Thu, 15 Jun 2017 at Rayleigh Library 6:45pm

Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin take to the road in June for a very special run of shows: The Libraries Tour 2017. Whilst thinking about unusual places to play, it struck them that every town in the country has a purpose built community space, perfect for bringing people together - the library. Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin take to the road in June for a very special run of shows: The Libraries Tour 2017. Come and celebrate our wonderful libraries with songs and stories - "A library outranks any other thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert" - Andrew Carnegie Press quotes: "Virtuosity, intensity, and charisma... Subtle, atmospheric, bravely original" - The Guardian "One of the best duos on the planet" - Mike Harding "Quite brilliant" - Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio Two

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Chris Smither

on Fri, 16 Jun 2017 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

Having distilled his own signature sound of blues and folk for 50 years, Chris Smither is truly an American original. Chris continues to draw deeply from the blues, American folk music, modern poets and philosophers. From his early days as the New Orleans transplant in the Boston folk scene, through his wilderness years, to his reemergence in the 1990s as one of America's most significant acoustic performers, Chris Smither continues to hone his distinctive sound. He has always traveled his own road, eschewing sophisticated studio tricks and staying true to his musical vision. He has developed and maintained loyal friendships over the years with kindred-spirited musicians like Bonnie Raitt and the late Stephen Bruton while at the same time throughout his career been inspired by and inspiring to today's next-generation of musicians. Reviewers and fans from around the world agree that Chris is a profound songwriter, a blistering guitarist and, as he puts it, a 'one-man band to the bone'. Chris melds the styles of his two major influences, Lightnin' Hopkins and Mississippi John Hurt, into his own signature guitar sound. He may be best known for writing 'Love You Like A Man' which Bonnie Raitt and, more recently, jazz great Diana Krall have recorded. His music has been covered by numerous artists and featured in soundtrack albums, independent film, television and commercials. Chris' newest release, Still on the Levee, is a career-spanning retrospective double CD released by Mighty Albert/Signature Sounds. Recorded in New Orleans with studio-mates he calls The Motivators, Still on the Levee plays host to special guests including Allen Toussaint and Loudon Wainwright III. The record highlights the vast catalog of this American music master. Still on the Levee is followed by Chris' release of the long-anticipated book Lyrics: 19662012, a collection of Chris' lyrics to date mixed in with various photographs and other imagery from his long career. Also on the horizon is the Signature Sounds release Link of Chain: A Songwriter's Tribute to Chris Smither, with folks like Dave Alvin, Jorma Kaukonen, Bonnie Raitt, Josh Ritter, Eilen Jewell, Patty Larkin and many others saluting Chris by making some of his songs their own on this rich collection. '...the Miami native has built a cult reputation as a folk artist with a healthy wanderlust, peppering his tunes with rusted blues, country, some jazz and a wise lyric... Newcomers to Smither's five-decade, multi-album career are advised to start right here.' Uncut 'Hundred Dollar Valentine is a thing of profound beauty; deep, sad, wise songs, allied to perfectly crafted arrangements, from a man who's lived long enough in darkness to address the big, heavy questions with a lightness of touch.' ★★★★★ MOJO 'With a weary, well-traveled voice and a serenely intricate finger-picking style, Mr. Smither turns the blues into songs that accept hard-won lessons and try to make peace with fate.' The New York Times smither.com

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Henry Priestman & The Men Of A Certain Age

on Fri, 16 Jun 2017 at Doncaster Catholic Club 7:30pm

Henry & his band at Doncaster Catholic Club

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Daniel Smith Blues Band

on Fri, 16 Jun 2017 at Lowdham Village Hall 7:30pm

Seated event, with cabaret-style seating. Seating plan drawn up a day or two in advance, so let us know if you wish to sit with friends who have bought tickets. BRING YOUR OWN DRINKS - THERE IS NO BAR

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Rosie Hood

on Fri, 16 Jun 2017 at Bradford On Avon West Barn 7:00pm

RootBeat Records is proud to present a local album launch concert by Rosie Hood.

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Charlie Dore & Julian Littman Dark Matter Tour At Bristol Folk House

on Fri, 16 Jun 2017 at Bristol The Bristol Folk House 7:30am

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 to present 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 'Beatific of voice, fragrant of melody and lyrically fearless' MOJO**** 'A gift for melody, brave, poignant, entertaining, original ' Guardian**** charliedore.com Support is from Edd Donovan and the Wandering Moles

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Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin - Essex Libraries Plugged & Unplugged

on Fri, 16 Jun 2017 at Billericay Library 6:45pm

Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin take to the road in June for a very special run of shows: The Libraries Tour 2017. Whilst thinking about unusual places to play, it struck them that every town in the country has a purpose built community space, perfect for bringing people together - the library. Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin take to the road in June for a very special run of shows: The Libraries Tour 2017. Come and celebrate our wonderful libraries with songs and stories - "A library outranks any other thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert" - Andrew Carnegie Press quotes: "Virtuosity, intensity, and charisma... Subtle, atmospheric, bravely original" - The Guardian "One of the best duos on the planet" - Mike Harding "Quite brilliant" - Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio Two

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Barricades Rise

on Fri, 16 Jun 2017 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

Comfy & Acoustic 2017. Three fantastic acts in one bookshop. Act details coming soon. Doors open at 7pm, get in early to get a good seat. Stage times TBC 8.00-8.35 Emi McDade 8.50-9.30 Barricades Rise 9.45-10.30 The bookshop bar will be open serving hot and cold drinks, including alcohol, and cake. NO other food or drink to be brought onto the premises. IMPORTANT NOTE: Our stage is IN FRONT of the door so if you are late, you will have to wait outside, possibly in the cold rain, til the act finishes their set/song. Don't be late, or you'll have to wait. For details of parking and the bookshop please visit www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk. You can JOIN OUR CLUB that gets you into every single Comfy & Acoustic gig for less than half price. Send us an email or chat in-store for more details.

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Steve Morrison, Alan Glen & John B Harris

on Fri, 16 Jun 2017 at London The Sound Lounge 7:00pm

STEVE MORRISON with ALAN GLEN & JOHN B HARRIS "You better move over to where I am at in America, man. I could find you some gigs tomorrow" ..George Benson Beautiful tone, he was great, he was really, really great. He has got stage presence, he's got star quality Tony Visconti Steve Morrison is a remarkable guitarist and melodic songwriter who was finalist in the 2016 Sky Arts Guitar Star series on TV . He is one of the very few guitarists who has mastered the playing of the bass line with his thumb whilst using his other digits for the melody line and he really swings with vocals reminiscent of JJ Cale. In another world he would truly be a legend. Alan Glen (who also plays guitar) is better known for his superb harmonica playing one of the ex-members of The Yardbirds, his musical credits are too numerous to list. There will also be a rare appearance by the exceptional blues pianist, John B Harris, arguably the best living exponent of the piano styles of Otis Spann and Memphis Slim, who never fails to astound Brooks Blues Bar audiences - Britain's very own Otis Spann! www.stevemorrison.eu www.thebarcodes.co.uk

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The Washboard Resonators

on Fri, 16 Jun 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 Washboard Resonators play vaudevillian blues, jazz and folk music with guitars, banjos and a washboard.

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The Black Feathers

on Fri, 16 Jun 2017 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

The Black Feathers are singer/songwriters Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler who, having played together for many years in various projects, decided to break away and collaborate as a duo, writing and performing their own material. 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 have just such an ability. An award-winning, earthy blend of English folk and American roots, with indie rock sensibilities peeking through, and with Ray's guitar work buoying the kind of tight-as-blood harmonies often only heard in family bands, theirs is a unique sound. 2016 was 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 been released and very well received. Tours in the UK and the USA, as well as an Irish tour supporting Eddi Reader, kept Sian and Ray busy throughout the year. They could easily have rested on their laurels, but instead they have been spending their downtime working on new material to be released this year. Their sound, with its sheer poetic beauty both lyrically and musically, draws you in for a brilliant, effervescent ride from the moment they start to play. Don't miss them!

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The Cedars + Megan & The Common Threads

on Fri, 16 Jun 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 CEDARS combine raucous Folk-Americana with dark, foreboding blues and the occasional heart-stopping ballad to produce heady, intoxicating music. They have built both a formidable live set and an enthusiastic following since their first show back in 2006, and are highly respected amongst their peers on the alt.folk and Americana scenes. Since they formed, The Cedars have played a huge variety of shows and festivals including Glastonbury, Reading, Secret Garden Party, Wilderness, The Great Escape, Camp Bestival, Cropredy Fringe, Truck and many more. Their debut album Little Copper Still was recorded in California with producer Ian Brennan, whose previous work with folk legend Ramblin' Jack Elliot and recently Peter Case and Tinariwen have garnered Grammy Awards. Little Copper Still has earned critical acclaim from radio and music press with tracks from the album appearing on Americana and Folk collections here in the UK and in the US. "A very, very good album" - Bob Harris they make a menacing folk-blues noise filled with slide dobro, banjo and railway track drums, and in Chantal Hill they have a singer who can break hearts and mend them again in an instant **** - Q Magazine ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ MEGAN & THE COMMON THREADS weave a unique tapestry of country, blues, folk, funk & rock'n'roll. Growing from the solo project of front-woman Megan O'Neill, who creates an infectious onstage energy with harmonising co-writers Dan Clark and Tom Smith (electric & acoustic guitars), their catchy but insightful songwriting underpins danceable grooves from Kesh Kanabar (bass) and Alessandro Tibaldi (drums), with Mairéad Furlong's Irish fiddle flourishing at the heart of their distinctive Celt-icana sound. Hit US TV show Nashville (ABC/Lionsgate) featured Megan's track Don't You from her debut EP; Coming Home which was named UK EP of the Year by public vote at the W21 Music Awards. Live shows include a special Oscars Week appearance in Los Angeles at the 2015 Oscar Wilde Awards on personal invitation of director JJ Abrams, plus performances for RTE2 Two Tube, Bob Harris (BBC Radio 2), BBC Ulster, BBC London, Irish Independent, Windmill Lane Sessions and Amazing Radio, with a live breakfast show session on Irish national station Today FM with Ian Dempsey. Megan's collaboration with Top 10 UK Chart act The Shires is out now on Decca Records (Universal Music). A steely determination lies below Megan's trademark headscarf and sunny disposition. Gently setting aside the polished pop sheen of her solo recordings in favour of a more organic Americana sound, Megan has made some recent changes to her music team and the diminutive figure at the band's centre stands quietly in control of her musical direction.

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Johnny Coppin & Mike Silver

on Fri, 16 Jun 2017 at Highworth United Reformed Church 7:15pm

Johnny Coppin and Mike Silver are two of the great figures in British folk music. Both have been delighting audiences for countless years with their great voices, expert musicianship and original songs.Their repertoire includes traditional songs as well as contemporary material and beautiful songs of their own. The partnership between Johnny and Mike has endured for many years and this is a great opportunity to enjoy their special chemistry.

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Helter Skelter With The Underscore Orkestra + Starwound

on Fri, 16 Jun 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of Balkan, Klezmer, Hot Jazz, Swing, Americana and Folk at Jamboree with bands from Portland and Athens... All the way from Portland, Oregan the travelling Underscore Orkestra play syncopated rhythms and dance vignettes of Balkan, Klezmer, Hot Jazz, Swing, Americana music and Belly Dance that puts the zing in your zinger as they evoke the currents of New Orleans Jazz, Eastern European, Greek, Turkish, Bulgarian, Roma and Klezmorim Music to Manouche Swing. From Athens, Greece, StarWound's sound fuses cabaret ambience with elements of jazz, rock, classical and folk. Their lyrics arise from the philosophical and social concerns of the modern age.

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Otis Gibbs

on Sat, 17 Jun 2017 at Broseley Birchmeadow Centre 7:30am

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Erin Rae & The Meanwhiles

on Sat, 17 Jun 2017 at Bedford Gordon Arms Ents Shed 8:00pm

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Plu

on Sat, 17 Jun 2017 at Cardiff Snails Delicatessen 7:00pm

Formed of sibling trio - Elan, Marged and Gwilym Rhys from Snowdonia, North Wales in the Summer of 2012, Plu (meaning 'feathers' in Welsh) play alternative Welsh language pop-folk, with close 3 part harmonies a back-bone to their varied set. This is a Gourmet Gig - delicious food included in price

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Sing Sistah Sing! (start Time 8pm)

on Sat, 17 Jun 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Please note: this event starts at 8pm. Sing Sistah Sing! is the first work from internationally renowned Mezzo Soprano Andrea Baker, who is accompanied by the wonderfully versatile pianist Richard Lewis. The show celebrates the extraordinary breadth of the African American female voice including those of Leontyne Price, Marian Anderson, Donna Summer, Nina Simone and the great Billie Holiday. This a joyous mixture of storytelling, jazz, blues, opera, art song, gospel and rollicking piano virtuosity. .., made the audience's hair stand on end. Her voice is delicious BroadwayBaby.com

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Sing Sistah Sing! (start Time 8pm)

on Sat, 17 Jun 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Please note: this event starts at 8pm. Sing Sistah Sing! is the first work from internationally renowned Mezzo Soprano Andrea Baker, who is accompanied by the wonderfully versatile pianist Richard Lewis. The show celebrates the extraordinary breadth of the African American female voice including those of Leontyne Price, Marian Anderson, Donna Summer, Nina Simone and the great Billie Holiday. This a joyous mixture of storytelling, jazz, blues, opera, art song, gospel and rollicking piano virtuosity. .., made the audience's hair stand on end. Her voice is delicious BroadwayBaby.com

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Sing Sistah Sing! (start Time 8pm)

on Sat, 17 Jun 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Please note: this event starts at 8pm. Sing Sistah Sing! is the first work from internationally renowned Mezzo Soprano Andrea Baker, who is accompanied by the wonderfully versatile pianist Richard Lewis. The show celebrates the extraordinary breadth of the African American female voice including those of Leontyne Price, Marian Anderson, Donna Summer, Nina Simone and the great Billie Holiday. This a joyous mixture of storytelling, jazz, blues, opera, art song, gospel and rollicking piano virtuosity. .., made the audience's hair stand on end. Her voice is delicious BroadwayBaby.com

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Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin - Essex Libraries Plugged & Unplugged

on Sat, 17 Jun 2017 at Harwich Library 6:45pm

Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin take to the road in June for a very special run of shows: The Libraries Tour 2017. Whilst thinking about unusual places to play, it struck them that every town in the country has a purpose built community space, perfect for bringing people together - the library. Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin take to the road in June for a very special run of shows: The Libraries Tour 2017. Come and celebrate our wonderful libraries with songs and stories - "A library outranks any other thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert" - Andrew Carnegie Press quotes: "Virtuosity, intensity, and charisma... Subtle, atmospheric, bravely original" - The Guardian "One of the best duos on the planet" - Mike Harding "Quite brilliant" - Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio Two

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Chastity Brown

on Sat, 17 Jun 2017 at Biggar Corn Exchange 7:30pm

Chastity will be on stage at 8.15pm.

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Chastity Brown

on Sat, 17 Jun 2017 at Biggar Corn Exchange 7:30pm

Chastity will be on stage at 8.15pm.

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Boo Hewerdine - Swimming In Mercury Tour

on Sat, 17 Jun 2017 at Malton The Milton Rooms 7:30pm

Doors open 7.30 for 8.00pm. Book early for this especially important music event in this year's calendar as we welcome revered UK singer-songwriter Boo Hewerdine together with his great live band as they play The Milton Rooms on their Swimming in Mercury tour.

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Midsummer Folk With Mather Robinson Band

on Sat, 17 Jun 2017 at Rotherham Raising the Rafters Folk Club 7:30pm

Midsummer Folk Extravaganza organised by Raising the Rafters Folk Club to raise money for All Saints Church, Wath upon Dearne. Compère Eric Pressley

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Cara Dillon

on Sat, 17 Jun 2017 at Teddington Landmark Arts Centre 7:15pm

If you don't know the voice of Cara Dillon, you're in for a treat. If you are already amongst her legions of admirers around the world, you know you have something special in store. The extraordinary Irish singer has won every folk award going, but confesses to being no purist, making music that reaches beyond the constraints and limitations of tradition. For her second visit to the Landmark she will be supported by her full band plus a support act. Early booking strong recommended. Doors open 7.15pm - event start 8pm

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Cara Dillon

on Sat, 17 Jun 2017 at Teddington Landmark Arts Centre 7:15pm

If you don't know the voice of Cara Dillon, you're in for a treat. If you are already amongst her legions of admirers around the world, you know you have something special in store. The extraordinary Irish singer has won every folk award going, but confesses to being no purist, making music that reaches beyond the constraints and limitations of tradition. For her second visit to the Landmark she will be supported by her full band plus a support act. Early booking strong recommended. Doors open 7.15pm - event start 8pm

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Kate & Raphaël Album Launch

on Sat, 17 Jun 2017 at Edinburgh St. Vincent's Chapel 7:30pm

Kate Young and Raphaël Decoster together form an exciting blend of original and folk-influenced music. The French accordion dialogs with the Scottish fiddle and Kate's voice with an intimate spontaneity, which invites us to discover their hidden stories and landscapes. They create melodies and songs through their interest for visual arts as well as traditional musics, and this atypic combination is the base of their fresh and poetical music. Kate is also known for her work with Songs of Separation (BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 'Album of the Year'), as well as Eliza Carthy MBE in - Carthy, Oates, Farrell & Young, and her own band, Kate in the Kettle. Raphaël is from Lille in the North of France and plays with French Bal-folk band, Zlabya and duo Peut-être Jeanne. The duo will release their first album, les objets trouvés in June accompanying a UK tour. This will be the release of their album recorded and produced by Tim Lane. Support: Originally from Transylvania, now Scottish-based, singer-songwriter Lizabett Russo merges her native traditions with elements of contemporary jazz, world music and folk, a range of influence effortlessly spanned by her powerfully versatile voice. "This is simply world-class work, by any standard." Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxXzJB8ZP8k https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnysfysT6j0 Contact for event: info@kateyoungmusic.com Doors 7.30pm, starts 8.00pm

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Kate & Raphaël Album Launch

on Sat, 17 Jun 2017 at Edinburgh St. Vincent's Chapel 7:30pm

Kate Young and Raphaël Decoster together form an exciting blend of original and folk-influenced music. The French accordion dialogs with the Scottish fiddle and Kate's voice with an intimate spontaneity, which invites us to discover their hidden stories and landscapes. They create melodies and songs through their interest for visual arts as well as traditional musics, and this atypic combination is the base of their fresh and poetical music. Kate is also known for her work with Songs of Separation (BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 'Album of the Year'), as well as Eliza Carthy MBE in - Carthy, Oates, Farrell & Young, and her own band, Kate in the Kettle. Raphaël is from Lille in the North of France and plays with French Bal-folk band, Zlabya and duo Peut-être Jeanne. The duo will release their first album, les objets trouvés in June accompanying a UK tour. This will be the release of their album recorded and produced by Tim Lane. Support: Originally from Transylvania, now Scottish-based, singer-songwriter Lizabett Russo merges her native traditions with elements of contemporary jazz, world music and folk, a range of influence effortlessly spanned by her powerfully versatile voice. "This is simply world-class work, by any standard." Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxXzJB8ZP8k https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnysfysT6j0 Contact for event: info@kateyoungmusic.com Doors 7.30pm, starts 8.00pm

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Blackbeard's Tea Party

on Sun, 18 Jun 2017 at London Water Rats 7:30pm

Voted best band at last year's Cropredy Convention, and named THE band to see at Glastonbury by the Huffington Post, 2014 also saw Blackbeard's Tea Party make a huge impact at festivals as diverse as Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Costa Del Folk in Spain, and the Rainforest World Music Festival in Borneo. With this growing reputation, it's hardly a surprise that they are one of the most in-demand bands on the folk circuit. Now Blackbeard's Tea Party bring their brand of gutsy folk rock toThe Water Rats Theatre for the first time with their brand of gutsy folk rock. Traditional songs and folk tunes are given a heavy rock edge with playful arrangements and driving dance rhythms. This is all mixed up in an engaging, high-octane stage show that frequently leaves audiences cheering for more.

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Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin - Essex Libraries Plugged & Unplugged

on Sun, 18 Jun 2017 at Loughton Library 6:45pm

Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin take to the road in June for a very special run of shows: The Libraries Tour 2017. Whilst thinking about unusual places to play, it struck them that every town in the country has a purpose built community space, perfect for bringing people together - the library. Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin take to the road in June for a very special run of shows: The Libraries Tour 2017. Come and celebrate our wonderful libraries with songs and stories - "A library outranks any other thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert" - Andrew Carnegie Press quotes: "Virtuosity, intensity, and charisma... Subtle, atmospheric, bravely original" - The Guardian "One of the best duos on the planet" - Mike Harding "Quite brilliant" - Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio Two

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Sally Ironmonger & Brian Carter At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 18 Jun 2017 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Sally and Brian are familiar faces around the folk clubs and festivals. A superb songwriter with a voice that doesn't back down, along with fine guitar backing. A limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You may 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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Adam Beattie

on Sun, 18 Jun 2017 at London The Lexington 8:00pm

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Adam Beattie

on Sun, 18 Jun 2017 at London The Lexington 8:00pm

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The Dermot Mcneill Trio

on Sun, 18 Jun 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 Browne - Sax Christian Miller - Guitar Dermot McNeill - Bass A recent graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, Dermot has put together assembled the trio to realise his original compositions. Joe Browne, a graduate of the legendary Berklee College of Music in Boston, brings an intensity to the trio with his extended, powerful playing and broad spectrum of musical vocabulary and powerful dynamics. Christian Miller ,no stranger to the Green Note brings both his own material to the trio and an array of subtle harmonic colour and effects. Together this trio is will present a set of original compositions exploring a wide musical palette ranging from swinging and uplifting jazz to mysterious soundscapes and post rock influences. Hope to see you there!

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The John Langan Band

on Sun, 18 Jun 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.... JOHN LANGAN and master fiddler ALASTAIR CAPLIN (from the John Langan Band) with a rare duo gig at the Green Note. Known for raucous abandon, trio The Langan Band were award winners at the world-renowned Celtic Connections festival. Tonight will see something different from Langan & Caplin, they'll be playing a collection of traditional folk songs dear to their heart, honed at the many festival campfires and after shows over the years. Expect superb musicianship and a wonderful collection of songs, everything from Scottish and Irish to South American folk, delivered by one of the most unforgettable folk voices in Britain today. 'astonishing...boundlessly inventive' ★★★★ R2 Magazine 'exquisite, passionate playing' The Scotsman 'extraordinary' The Times --------------------------------------------- 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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Annie Dearborn, Vic Gammon And Steve Harrison

on Sun, 18 Jun 2017 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

English traditional ballads and tunes with squeezeboxes, banjo and harmonica. Second visit and a welcome return.

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Anna Macdonald

on Mon, 19 Jun 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Anna MacDonald sings Gaelic songs from her new folk album in a voice so lovely it could silence the birds of Barra" - The Glasgow Herald Anna MacDonald is a multi-instrumentalist singer and songwriter whose celtic roots shine through her songs whether sung in Scots, English or Gaelic. She naturally understands her musical heritage and this is beautifully reflected in her voice and music. Anna plays a set with original music complimented with Gaelic songs, traditional and not so traditional folk songs played on either guitar or Clarsach.

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Flora Curzon & Francesca Ter-berg

on Mon, 19 Jun 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This new collaboration between virtuoso violinist Flora Curzon and folk/experimental cellist Francesca Ter-Berg combines aspects of traditional string music from Eastern Europe with original compositions and experimental electronics. Having performed with Talvin Singh, Sam Lee, Hejira, Floating Points, Jocelyn Pook, Dunajska Kapelye and the London Klezmer Quartet, this new project brings Fran and Flora's shared love of Klezmer, Transylvanian music, melodic lyricism, groove and improvisation together. Influenced by Klezmer and other Eastern European folk and gypsy music, Fran and Flora combine these traditions with their own unique arrangement style to create a sound that is both timeless and contemporary.

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100 Club Tuesday Blues Featuring Laurence Jones

on Tue, 20 Jun 2017 at London 100 Club 7:15pm

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Crh Music Presents Jonathan Byrd And The Pickup Cowboy

on Tue, 20 Jun 2017 at Bristol The Golden Lion 7:30pm

Hailed as one of the best contemporary American songwriters, Jonathan Byrd's wry observations and cutting edge commentaries on modern life have seen him compared to the likes of John Prine and Guy Clark. With sensitive lyricism and humorous insight his songs tell thoughtful and often complex stories with revealing imagery. Jonathan Byrd swings from the roots of American music...he shares the often-missed, always poignant tales of the small people that make this world such a big place. Grayson Currin, The Independent A folk singer with the heart of a rock 'n' roll band. K. Oliver, Free Times

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Erin Rae & The Meanwhiles

on Tue, 20 Jun 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Growing up in Jackson, Tennessee, Erin Rae got an early introduction to folk music at home. Her mom and dad were both part-time musicians, playing their own brand of American roots music at churches, county fairs and coffee shops in west Tennessee. Starting as early as five years old, she would join them for a song or two. Two decades later, she's still spending her time onstage this time as the main act. Erin and company released her full-length debut, Soon Enough, independently in the US in September 2015, receiving glowing support from long-time tastemakers at NPR music (All Songs Considered + year's end Songs We Love list), Rolling Stone, The Fader, and more. The success of her independent release in the US lead Clubhouse Records UK to pick up and release Soon Enough across the pond in June 2016. With continued support from NPR, BBC, countless music bloggers, and support from fellows in the Nashville community like Margo Price, what might have been a blip on the indie radar has proved to be a career-shaping record with life left in it, even a year later. With her first UK tour under her belt, and another single released last fall (Playing Old Games feat. Pete Lindberg), Erin Rae is kicking off 2017 in a big way. She recently partnered with The Refuge Foundation for the Arts in Appleton, Wisconsin (Cory Chisel + Adriel Denae), to make her second full-length LP. Recorded at the Refuge, a beautiful, historic Franciscan monastery-turned-creative space on Wisconsin's Fox River, the record is set to be released in the Fall of 2017, continuing the tradition of songwriting by Erin Rae that is deeply personal, and universally relatable. With a voice that swoons and soothes, Erin Rae makes smooth-edged music for Sunday afternoons. Rolling Stone, 25 Must-See Americana Acts, 2015

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Charlie Dore

on Wed, 21 Jun 2017 at Epping St. John the Baptist Church 7:00pm

Best known as one of the UK's most respected songwriters, Charlie's own music, however, reflects her roots-acoustic background and is best described as eclectic, contemporary folk. She enjoys a multi-faceted career that has included acting in film, TV & radio, writing for radio and composition for film & BBCTV and comedy improvisation. Her songs have won two Ascap awards, an Ivor Novello nomination, both the Overall Grand and the Folk Prize from the International Acoustic Music Awards and Best Album Lyrics from the Indy Acoustic Project for her album Cheapskate Lullabyes. She is one of a handful of UK writers to have success across many genres, defined by the range of artists to have covered her songs, including George Harrison, Tina Turner, Celine Dion, Lisa Stansfield, Paul Carrack, Ricky Ross and Jimmy Nail for whom she co-wrote the UK No 1 Ain't No Doubt. Tickets are already selling for this event to loyal fans.

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Carousel Ensemble

on Wed, 21 Jun 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Founded by its composer and pianist Yuval Havkin, Carousel Ensemble blends world, jazz and electronic world music, and features top saxophonist Bob Sydor (Bjork, Elton John, Paul McCartney and many more).

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Jonathan Byrd & Pick Up Cowboy

on Wed, 21 Jun 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. -------- Jonathan Byrd and Pick Up Cowboy JONATHAN BYRD is one of the top 50 songwriters of the last 50 years, says Rich Warren of WFMT in the Chicago Tribune. Scott Alarik of the Boston Globe says, This rootsy North Carolinian may be the most buzzed-about new songwriter in folkdom. He displays John Prine's gift for stark little songs that tell big, complex stories, Guy Clark's lean melodicism, Lyle Lovett's wry mischief, and Bill Morrissey's knack for the revealing image. Byrd grew up singing in the Southern Baptist church, where his father preached and his mother played piano. After four years in the Navy, he returned to home to play in rock bands. It was at an old-time fiddle festival in the mountains of southwest Virginia where his writing began to change. Assimilating the sounds of southern traditional music, Byrd wrote new songs in an ancient style. After 10 years as a full-time touring songwriter and 7 acclaimed albums, it seems this native of Cackalacky is getting the attention he deserves. After the positive reaction to his last years tour Jonathan is back in June with his Pickup Cowboy Johnny Waken and it is not to be missed. ------------------------------------------------------------------ MY GIRL THE RIVER are Louisiana born and bred Kris Wilkinson and her husband songwriter Joe Hughes. After very successful support dates with Laura Cantrell, Jonathan Byrd, Cale Tyson and the exquisite Suzanne Vega (to sold out theatres) My Girl The River is looking forward to taking their music out to small, intimate venues. A very personal and engaging experience, Kris has said that the recent response during their Suzanne Vega tour was 'overwhelming'. Told more than once they were 'the best support we have seen with Suzanne who has impeccable taste in support artists', they are excited to share more of their debut album with an audience who loves a great song, a great voice and being drawn in by a memorable show.

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Darlingside

on Thu, 22 Jun 2017 at Nottingham Maze 8:00pm

Copy: After wowing audiences at this year's Celtic Connections and stealing the show at Cambridge Folk Festival 2016 where their Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young harmonies earned an ecstatic reception and turned them into instant stars Daily Telegraph, Darlingside return to the UK for a limited run of shows. The Boston-based 4 piece, have earned awards and plaudits (including the coveted Folk Alliance International Artist of the Year in 2015) for their recorded output and more especially their live shows (Wow! darlingside hands down the best thing I've seen all year. Catch them. They are ace! -Sam Sweeney). This will be their third visit to the UK in the last 12 months with audiences and appreciation growing for each visit. This is one show you won't want to miss!

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Midnight Skyracer

on Thu, 22 Jun 2017 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

I have always been a fan of the Carrivick Sisters so was pleased to see they have now formed a five piece band. I am delighted that they will be playing the Musician. Midnight Skyracer are a brand new all-female 5 piece bluegrass band playing hard driving traditional and modern classics and lesser known songs. Featuring an all-star lineup of some of the UK's top instrumentalists and singers, the band takes inspiration from the likes of other great female artists such as Rhonda Vincent and Alison Krauss.

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Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes

on Thu, 22 Jun 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- After two consecutive upstart albums sweeping the country/Americana charts and awards in their native Australia, Lachlan Bryan and the Wildes have begun branching out of the Southern Hemisphere to the American South, with residencies in Austin, New Orleans and Nashville. For their first tour ever to the UK, they'll be performing as a stripped-down, no nonsense, roots music trio. Their repertoire is comprised of original songs revealing their Australian roots and collaboration with colleagues such as Bill and Casey Chambers, as well as their love affair with the American South.

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Aynsley Lister, Solo.

on Thu, 22 Jun 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Kate Young And Raphaël Decoster

on Thu, 22 Jun 2017 at Leicester The Globe Pub 7:30pm

Kate Young and Raphaël Decoster together form an exciting blend of original and folk-influenced music. The French accordion dialogs with the Scottish fiddle and Kate's voice with an intimate spontaneity, which invites us to discover their hidden stories and landscapes. They create melodies and songs through their interest for visual arts as well as traditional musics, and this atypic combination is the base of their fresh and poetical music. Kate is also known for her work with Songs of Separation (BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 'Album of the Year'), as well as Eliza Carthy MBE in - Carthy, Oates, Farrell & Young, and her own band, Kate in the Kettle. Raphaël is from Lille in the North of France and plays with French Bal-folk band, Zlabya and duo Peut-être Jeanne. The duo will release their first album, les objets trouvés in June accompanying a UK tour. This will be the release of their album recorded and produced by Tim Lane.

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Kate Young And Raphaël Decoster

on Thu, 22 Jun 2017 at Leicester The Globe Pub 7:30pm

Kate Young and Raphaël Decoster together form an exciting blend of original and folk-influenced music. The French accordion dialogs with the Scottish fiddle and Kate's voice with an intimate spontaneity, which invites us to discover their hidden stories and landscapes. They create melodies and songs through their interest for visual arts as well as traditional musics, and this atypic combination is the base of their fresh and poetical music. Kate is also known for her work with Songs of Separation (BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 'Album of the Year'), as well as Eliza Carthy MBE in - Carthy, Oates, Farrell & Young, and her own band, Kate in the Kettle. Raphaël is from Lille in the North of France and plays with French Bal-folk band, Zlabya and duo Peut-être Jeanne. The duo will release their first album, les objets trouvés in June accompanying a UK tour. This will be the release of their album recorded and produced by Tim Lane.

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Robin Elliott

on Thu, 22 Jun 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.... Robin Elliott + Jack Harris Northern singer-songwriter Robin Elliott's gruff, dry sense of humour and a voice like brushed smoke underpin a keen ear for the observational and a finely honed songwriting craft. A key player in the London folk scene, Elliot's songs have neen performed buy Radio 2 Folk Award winner Ben Walker, Samantha Whates and Sophie Jamieson amongst others, and his work has featured in the feature film A Very British Gangster and on Channel 4's much respected Cutting Edge series. Tonight sees the launch of his new EP'At Sunset'. 'Rooted in a narrative tradition, it's a pleasure to listen to'. Folk Radio UK http://www.robinelliottmusic.co.uk JACK HARRIS' songs take a compassionate look at things both common and uncommon, and see them differently. They are literate, curious, often in character, and always intriguing. His latest album, 'The Wide Afternoon', produced by UK folk giant Gerry Diver Gerry Diver (Sam Lee, Lisa Knapp, Tom Robinson), was released in November 2017 to universal press acclaim. Jack was a SXSW showcasing artist at 17, as well as the youngest ever winner of the Kerrville Folk Festival's New Folk Award in 2005 (previous winners include Gillian Welch, Devon Sproule and Anais Mitchell). He has been the recipient of the PRS ATOM award for new music creation, as well as an EFDSS creative bursary for songwriting. Jack Harris is a priest of song who holds himself to a rigorous, ancient code of beauty most of us have forgotten exists. Anaïs Mitchell A lyricist of great descriptive precision and a flair for revealing observation Folk Radio UK A unique lyrical mind Q Magazine A natural and captivating song writing talent, 5/5 The Telegraph http://jackharrismusic.com/ --------------------------------------------- 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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Cloudstreet

on Thu, 22 Jun 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

The exuberant Australian trio of John Thompson, Nicole Murray and Emma Nixon will entertain us right royally with clever vocal harmonies, well-chosen songs (traditional, modern & self-penned) and skilled accompaniments on guitar, concertina, flute and fiddle. Sadly, this must be their final UK tour, so catch them while you can.

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Cloudstreet

on Thu, 22 Jun 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

The exuberant Australian trio of John Thompson, Nicole Murray and Emma Nixon will entertain us right royally with clever vocal harmonies, well-chosen songs (traditional, modern & self-penned) and skilled accompaniments on guitar, concertina, flute and fiddle. Sadly, this must be their final UK tour, so catch them while you can.

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Harp And A Monkey

on Fri, 23 Jun 2017 at Lowdham The Old Ship Inn 7:30pm

Doors open 7.30 pm for an 8 pm start

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Chantel Mcgregor

on Fri, 23 Jun 2017 at London 100 Club 7:15pm

Solid Entertainments present CHANTEL McGREGOR The Blues came calling first, but rock and roll was always waiting around the corner. When Chantel was eight years old, she was the youngest person in the UK to pass a Rock school exam. At 12, she was jamming in her native Bradford and evolving into a gifted musician. A female guitar prodigy, at fourteen Chantel was told by major labels that she had a "great voice, but girls don't play guitar like that!" Wisely ignoring the comments, she enrolled at the Leeds College of Music and became the first student in the college's history, to achieve a 100% pass mark, with 18 distinctions. Chantel left with a First Class Honours degree in Popular Music and a coveted prize, for outstanding musicianship. In previous years, Chantel stepped out in the pro-musician world and her stunning live performances demonstrated that she had the ability to perform rock blues for the new age, played by a musician born with an effortless virtuosity. Since then, she has built a loyal and growing fan base who follow her every move. When Chantel released her 2011 debut album, Like No Other, one critic said, Chantel McGregor deserves to be held up as a messiah of blues-rock and given her own mountain. She doesn't strum or pick her guitar but almost bends and distorts it, as if she's channelling the ghost of Hendrix through her fingers" When asked about performing on stage, Chantel said; Playing live to great audiences is one of the most wonderful feelings, I feel lucky to be able to do something that I love, see the world and bring happiness to others through my music." If you measure an artist's prospects by the company they keep, then Chantel has been moving in the right direction. Early in her career, Chantel was invited to perform with Joe Bonamassa, on two of his UK tours. In 2011, Chantel's debut album, Like No Other, was produced by Livingstone Brown, whose production credits include Ed Sheeran, Robin Trower, Tina Turner, and Shakira. The end result was a beautifully crafted debut album that showcased Chantel's versatility and talent as a singer-songwriter. On song writing, Chantel says, I really enjoy creating my own songs, it's a fantastic way of being able to say what I wouldn't normally say in everyday life and getting my feelings out, writing for me is very therapeutic" In 2014, Chantel was voted by the British Blues Awards as Guitarist of the Year for the second consecutive year. Winning five awards in the last three years (including Young Artist of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year) in competition with highly regarded peers, is something to be extremely proud of. It was a refreshing change and a justifiable first in the history of the British Blues Awards that a female artist had been voted Guitarist of the Year. Chantel was recently nominated again in the Guitarist of the Year category in 2015's British Blues Awards. In 2014 Chantel began writing and recording her second album Lose Control, this being due for release in October 2015.

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Dale Storr ~ Smokin' Hot New Orleans Blues & Boogie

on Fri, 23 Jun 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

'One of the UK's leading exponents of New Orleans Piano' British Blues awards finalist 2010-2016 European Blues awards best musical performance finalist 2015 Buxton Fringe Festival best musical performance award 2015 If there is a better New Orleans-style pianist in the UK than the outrageously talented Dale Storr, please point me in his or her direction because he or she must be very, very special....a breathtaking performance which traversed the full musical spectrum of New Orleans - Lionel Ross, Blues in Britain A fantastic piece of work - Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2 ( on Dale's album 'Jammin' with the Wind' ) Dale takes you on an intricate journey through the history of New Orleans Piano. He has continuously been touring the UK as far and wide as Penzance to the Shetland Islands whilst also taking in Belgium, Luxembourg and Amsterdam winning over a legion of fans overwhelmed by his mastery of New Orleans Piano. His performances appeal to New Orleans, Jazz, Blues, Classical, Boogie and Stride aficionados alike. He was absolutely phenomenal - just Dale and a piano and he brought the house down. It's more than just his technical brilliance that makes the show - he's promoting a new solo album and chooses a fantastic set of New Orleans repertoire for this show, with really interesting chats in between songs that show his encyclopaedic knowledge of and passion for the subject. He's nominated in the Best Keyboard Player in the British Blues Awards and I'm not surprised. - Mark Tattersall - Artistic Director Dorchester Corn Exchange A Tour-de-force of Rockin' New Orleans Piano - Blues Matters Magazine Dale is the best New Orleans player I've ever heard - Richard Hawley I've seen Dr.John's shadow David Barard (bass player for Dr.John)

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The Danberrys (start Time At 8pm)

on Fri, 23 Jun 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Please note - this event starts at 8pm. One of the hottest Americana acts to emerge from the rockier underbelly of Nashville's music scene, the soulful pairing of Ben DeBerry and Dorothy Daniel have built a huge fan base on both sides of the Atlantic. On tour here in trio format, they have won awards and nominations for Best Americana Album. Their latest release created a huge amount of excitement, attracting glowing praise from the critics. The sweetest harmonies you ever heard this side of The Everly Brothers R2 magazine

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The Danberrys (start Time At 8pm)

on Fri, 23 Jun 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Please note - this event starts at 8pm. One of the hottest Americana acts to emerge from the rockier underbelly of Nashville's music scene, the soulful pairing of Ben DeBerry and Dorothy Daniel have built a huge fan base on both sides of the Atlantic. On tour here in trio format, they have won awards and nominations for Best Americana Album. Their latest release created a huge amount of excitement, attracting glowing praise from the critics. The sweetest harmonies you ever heard this side of The Everly Brothers R2 magazine

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The Danberrys (start Time At 8pm)

on Fri, 23 Jun 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Please note - this event starts at 8pm. One of the hottest Americana acts to emerge from the rockier underbelly of Nashville's music scene, the soulful pairing of Ben DeBerry and Dorothy Daniel have built a huge fan base on both sides of the Atlantic. On tour here in trio format, they have won awards and nominations for Best Americana Album. Their latest release created a huge amount of excitement, attracting glowing praise from the critics.

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Forest Folk And Roots Present Paul Handyside + Support

on Fri, 23 Jun 2017 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

Paul Handyside was singer songwriter with eighties indie darlings Hurrah! who had releases on Kitchenware and Arista Records. During the nineties he toured and recorded extensively with friend and Kitchenware label mate Martin Stephenson and in 2001 went on to form alt-country group Bronze releasing two albums The Statue in the Stone and A Common Prayer Paul released his debut solo album Future's dream in 2007 "...a rootsy acoustic troubadour with a masterful grasp of his craft MOJO. The second album Wayward son was released in 2013. "...grown up music that touches the heart, the soul and the brain MAVERICK MAGAZINE With his third solo album Tide,Timber and Grain released in 2016, his songwriting developed further to blend elements of folk, americana and pop. For the last album,the recording line up included Paul on vocals, guitar and and harmonium; producer Rob Tickell on weissenborn slide guitar, bass and guitar; Dave Porthouse on melodeon and double bass. "warm honeyed tones and clever songs about, groupies, love, death and redemption. Nothing new there you might say; but Handyside's delivery and the sublime slide playing from his guitarist Rob Tickell take him to a league well above his status as a support act. Think Richard Hawley with more charm!" Check out Paul's website at http://www.paulhandyside.com

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Forest Folk And Roots Present Paul Handyside + Support

on Fri, 23 Jun 2017 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

Paul Handyside was singer songwriter with eighties indie darlings Hurrah! who had releases on Kitchenware and Arista Records. During the nineties he toured and recorded extensively with friend and Kitchenware label mate Martin Stephenson and in 2001 went on to form alt-country group Bronze releasing two albums The Statue in the Stone and A Common Prayer Paul released his debut solo album Future's dream in 2007 "...a rootsy acoustic troubadour with a masterful grasp of his craft MOJO. The second album Wayward son was released in 2013. "...grown up music that touches the heart, the soul and the brain MAVERICK MAGAZINE With his third solo album Tide,Timber and Grain released in 2016, his songwriting developed further to blend elements of folk, americana and pop. For the last album,the recording line up included Paul on vocals, guitar and and harmonium; producer Rob Tickell on weissenborn slide guitar, bass and guitar; Dave Porthouse on melodeon and double bass. "warm honeyed tones and clever songs about, groupies, love, death and redemption. Nothing new there you might say; but Handyside's delivery and the sublime slide playing from his guitarist Rob Tickell take him to a league well above his status as a support act. Think Richard Hawley with more charm!" Check out Paul's website at http://www.paulhandyside.com

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Jonathan Byrd And The Pickup Cowboy

on Fri, 23 Jun 2017 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Jonathan Byrd is one of the top 50 songwriters of the last 50 years, says Rich Warren of WFMT in the Chicago Tribune. Scott Alarik of the Boston Globe says: This rootsy North Carolinian may be the most buzzed-about new songwriter in folkdom. He displays John Prine's gift for stark little songs that tell big, complex stories, Guy Clark's lean melodicism, Lyle Lovett's wry mischief, and Bill Morrissey's knack for the revealing image. Byrd grew up singing in the Southern Baptist church, where his father preached and his mother played piano. A Gulf War veteran and after four years in the Navy, he returned to home to play in rock bands. It was at an old-time fiddle festival in the mountains of southwest Virginia where his writing began to change. Assimilating the sounds of southern traditional music, Byrd wrote new songs in an ancient style. After 10 years as a full-time touring songwriter and 7 acclaimed albums, it seems this native of Cackalacky is getting the attention he deserves. After the positive reaction to his last year's tour Jonathan is back in June with his Pickup Cowboy, Johnny Waken and it is not to be missed. Jonathan Byrd swings from the roots of American music...He jumps between gutbucket blues and tender ballads, empathetic work laments and sympathetic character studies...Byrd shares the often-missed, always poignant tales of the small people that make this world such a big place. Grayson Currin, The Independent

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Ewan Bleach

on Fri, 23 Jun 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... Ewan Bleach is a clarinetist, saxophonist, pianist and singer specialising in 1920s and 30s jazz and blues. Ewan runs a couple of regular London jazz nights -the Cakewalk Cafe at Passing Clouds and the Golden Era of Jazz at the Jamboree. He regularly visits New Orleans for inspiration and has toured in France with the renowned New Orleans street band Tuba Skinny. He Currently works as a Clarinetist with several London jazz bands including Man Overboard, The Basin Street Brawlers, The Dakota Jim band and The Old Hat Jazz Band. Ewan has a large repertoire of rare old songs, from artist such as Billie Holiday, Al Bowlly, Bessie Smith and Jimmie Rodgers, from the rough raggy blues songs of the twenties to the rich luscious ballads of the early 40s.

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Kate Young And Raphaël Decoster

on Fri, 23 Jun 2017 at New Mills Town Hall 7:00pm

Award-winning Scottish fiddle-singer, composer and arranger Kate Young, on a rare UK tour with French accordionist Raphaël Decoster. Doors open 7pm, for 8pm start. Cabaret-style table layout with real ale and wine bar - limited tickets available.

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Bob Fox @ Shammick Acoustic

on Sat, 24 Jun 2017 at Combe Martin The Pack o' Cards 7:30pm

A very welcome return to the holder of one of the finest voices around! Bob has been a professional singer and musician since the mid-1970s, working initially in duos with the likes of Tom McConville and Stu Luckley. As a solo performers, he continued to work around the folk scene and toured both at home and abroad. He started the new century with an appearance as a 'special guest' at Fairport Convention's Cropredy Festival, which started an almost meteoric rise in recognition in the wider music world, and continued with tours across the pond in America and Canada, and down below in Australia and New Zealan, as well as Eirope. Over the years, he has several times been nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, but never quite got there but who can tell why one person gets it rather than another? In 2006 he was invited to join an elite group of singers, writers and musicians to record six new Radio Ballads commissioned by the BBC, which received great acclaim. For several years now, Bob has held the role of 'Songman' in the stage production of 'WarHorse', both in the West End and on tour. In breaks between performances, he has been doing solo gigs, in a duo with Billy Mitchell of Lindisfarne, and working with Benny Graham, Jez Lowe and Billy Mitchell as The Pitmen Poets, recently at The Plough, Torrington, drawing on the rich traditions of songwriting in their native North East of England. With such a long musical career, it seems unlikely to be ending any time soon, and solo gigs are relatively few and far between, so don't miss this opportunity of seeing him in the intimate surroundings of Shammick Acoustic!

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Royal Traditions - Kate Young & Raphaël Decoster

on Sat, 24 Jun 2017 at Dungworth The Royal Hotel 7:00pm

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

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The Willows

on Sat, 24 Jun 2017 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

The Willows are a folk roots family band from Cambridge. Fronted by the breathtaking voice of Jade Rhiannon, supported by rich vocal harmonies and sensitive acoustic musicianship the band draw inspiration from the Americana and British folk traditions in equal quantity. Debut album 'Beneath Our Humble Soil was championed by the likes of Mike Harding and Bob Harris.  Their second album Amidst Fiery Skies received a 5 star review by the Telegraph. First seen by one of the ACE Space volunteers at the 2014 Shrewsbury Folk Festival they were scheduled to play ACE Space in October 2015 but that whole tour had to be rescheduled.  The rescheduled gig for April 2016 turned out to be the first gig the band had to cancel due to illness.  So, at last we are able to introduce Newbury to the wonderful music of The Willows hey will prove they were worth waiting for. Those ACE Spacers sufficiently old (er, mature) may well experience the same tingle they experienced when first listening to early Fairport Convention (i.e. before Liege and Lief).

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The Willows

on Sat, 24 Jun 2017 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

The Willows are a folk roots family band from Cambridge. Fronted by the breathtaking voice of Jade Rhiannon, supported by rich vocal harmonies and sensitive acoustic musicianship the band draw inspiration from the Americana and British folk traditions in equal quantity. Debut album 'Beneath Our Humble Soil was championed by the likes of Mike Harding and Bob Harris.  Their second album Amidst Fiery Skies received a 5 star review by the Telegraph. First seen by one of the ACE Space volunteers at the 2014 Shrewsbury Folk Festival they were scheduled to play ACE Space in October 2015 but that whole tour had to be rescheduled.  The rescheduled gig for April 2016 turned out to be the first gig the band had to cancel due to illness.  So, at last we are able to introduce Newbury to the wonderful music of The Willows hey will prove they were worth waiting for. Those ACE Spacers sufficiently old (er, mature) may well experience the same tingle they experienced when first listening to early Fairport Convention (i.e. before Liege and Lief).

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Martha Tilston Live, Acoustic Haven At The Hillyfield

on Sat, 24 Jun 2017 at Harbourneford The Hillyfield 3:00pm

'A Mid-Summer Dream' with Martha Tilston at The Hillyfield on Dartmoor, Devon. Plus Kiera Osment, Rob Carney, Voices of Freedom & More. A Family Friendly and beautifully intimate gig. Just 2minutes from the A38. 3pm til 11pm. Live music... Plus Story-telling, face-painting, games, and a Silent Disco with 99% Funky, and cafe / bar. Martha Tilston live at 8pm. Support from Kiera Osment, Rob Carney, Voices of Freedom and other excellent artists. Please Lift-share & highly recommended to buy tickets in advance. TICKET PRICES Early Bird Price - only £15 or £10 until 21st April 2017 Then £20 / £15 from April 21st Children under 7 years old FREE Children under 16yrs £5 (pay on arrival).

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Martha Tilston Live, Acoustic Haven At The Hillyfield

on Sat, 24 Jun 2017 at Harbourneford The Hillyfield 3:00pm

'A Mid-Summer Dream' with Martha Tilston at The Hillyfield on Dartmoor, Devon. Plus Kiera Osment, Rob Carney, Voices of Freedom & More. A Family Friendly and beautifully intimate gig. Just 2minutes from the A38. 3pm til 11pm. Live music... Plus Story-telling, face-painting, games, and a Silent Disco with 99% Funky, and cafe / bar. Martha Tilston live at 8pm. Support from Kiera Osment, Rob Carney, Voices of Freedom and other excellent artists. Please Lift-share & highly recommended to buy tickets in advance. TICKET PRICES Early Bird Price - only £15 or £10 until 21st April 2017 Then £20 / £15 from April 21st Children under 7 years old FREE Children under 16yrs £5 (pay on arrival).

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The Hot Rock Pilgrims

on Sat, 24 Jun 2017 at Ashington, Manor Buildings Barn 6:00pm

The Hot Rock Pilgrims are an old-time/bluegrass supergroup featuring some of the most exciting young pickers in the South East of England. Dan Edwards is well known for his superb guitar and clawhammer work with bands such as The So Last Century String Band, Solid Gone, Amy Harrison & The Second Hand String Band and most recently with Ben Paley's Long Hill Ramblers. Hubert, Bruno and Sam have been making waves in England and Ireland with acclaimed Bluegrass/Irish fusion band Lands End. And they're newly appointed old time fiddle Wiz kid Kieran Towers (Winner of the Foatmad fiddle contest) has performed with the Likes of Bruce Molsky, Brittany Haas and Rayna Gellert. Together they will take you on a high-energy pilgrimage of Appalachian music and its descendants". The evening will also feature the dynamic Brighton based Appalachian dance team Crooked Moon who will display their high energy traditional clog dance skills before the show and during the interval. This promises to be a really fun evening - bring a party - picnic in the garden while watching the dancers - doors open from 6.00pm - music from 8.00pm until approx 10.30 with a 40 minute interval for more dancing! Y'all come now! https://www.facebook.com/MusicatBuildings/

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Folk In The Field 2017

on Sat, 24 Jun 2017 at Shiptonthorpe Playing Fields 5:00pm

Open air folk festival featuring top Yorkshire artists including Jack Patchett, The Bramble Napskins, The Nick Rooke Band and Flossie Malavialle.

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Folk In The Field 2017

on Sat, 24 Jun 2017 at Shiptonthorpe Playing Fields 5:00pm

Open air folk festival featuring top Yorkshire artists including Jack Patchett, The Bramble Napskins, The Nick Rooke Band and Flossie Malavialle.

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The Rumblestrutters

on Sat, 24 Jun 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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Cancer Charity Benefit Concert

on Sat, 24 Jun 2017 at Biddulph Arms 2:00pm

An all-day event supporting the Douglas MacMillan Cancer Charity in memory of and tribute to Craig Beverley of Elvis Fontenot and Jolly Jock. Bands confirmed include - Elvis Fontenot, Nixon Tate and the Honey Club, The King's Pistol, Tin Chapel, Dawson Dean and Wilcox Hulse. More bands to be announced. The ticket entitles the holder to attend the upstairs gigs. There will be free downstairs gigs at the venue too.

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Billy Lee & The Swamp Critters

on Sat, 24 Jun 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 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- a Cajun Fiddle, a Zydeco Accordion, a Louisiana Rubboard, and a Tenacious Texas Troubadour- ­Billy Lee­- come together to bring you some foot stomping crawfish boogie! Get ready for a gumbo of sounds straight from the bayou country of South East Texas and Louisiana-where Billy was raised. While one of the most creative bands rising on the scene today, they still maintain the traditions of the region, and that's what the Gulf Coast Sound is all about! Rare London appearance from this lively and authentic band - not to be missed!

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How To Play For Bal Folk With Kate Young & Raphaël Decoster

on Sat, 24 Jun 2017 at Sheffield Dungworth Village Hall 9:30am

How to play for Bal Folk with Raphaël Decoster and Kate Young Saturday 24 June, 10am - 5pm This workshop will explore different ways to play bal folk music, based on the dance structures and rhythm. In order to understand the dance rules and to be able to cross them while keeping the dancer happy, we will learn traditional and contemporary tunes and play them through different interpretation. Dancing while playing will be part of this process! All instrument welcome (repertoire will be based on C/G melodeon tunes) Raphaël Decoster Self-taught musician, Raphaël started playing the accordion in 2006, discovering at the same time folk music and dance. Since that he started a long trip from bal to bal, meeting a lot of musicians and creating differents folk projects. Together artist and musician, he likes to link music and visual art, using drawing and video. His compositions are stories that change depending of the time and place, and which reveal some pictures without showing the whole painting. With dance as a motor, this original vision of folk music is still inspired by tradition but leaves some space for the unexpected. He currently plays in french bands Zlabya and Peut-être Jeanne, and with the Scottish fiddle player and singer Kate Young.

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How To Play For Bal Folk With Kate Young & Raphaël Decoster

on Sat, 24 Jun 2017 at Sheffield Dungworth Village Hall 9:30am

How to play for Bal Folk with Raphaël Decoster and Kate Young Saturday 24 June, 10am - 5pm This workshop will explore different ways to play bal folk music, based on the dance structures and rhythm. In order to understand the dance rules and to be able to cross them while keeping the dancer happy, we will learn traditional and contemporary tunes and play them through different interpretation. Dancing while playing will be part of this process! All instrument welcome (repertoire will be based on C/G melodeon tunes) Raphaël Decoster Self-taught musician, Raphaël started playing the accordion in 2006, discovering at the same time folk music and dance. Since that he started a long trip from bal to bal, meeting a lot of musicians and creating differents folk projects. Together artist and musician, he likes to link music and visual art, using drawing and video. His compositions are stories that change depending of the time and place, and which reveal some pictures without showing the whole painting. With dance as a motor, this original vision of folk music is still inspired by tradition but leaves some space for the unexpected. He currently plays in french bands Zlabya and Peut-être Jeanne, and with the Scottish fiddle player and singer Kate Young.

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Cloudstreet

on Sat, 24 Jun 2017 at Sheffield Shakespeare's Pub 7:30pm

Bringing fresh life to the best of the tradition, Nicole Murray, John Thompson and Emma Nixon have carved themselves a niche internationally as outstanding performers of acoustic folk music. With vocal harmonies reminiscent of Steeleye Span and the Seekers, powerful arrangements of Australian classics and a repertoire that spans the Anglo-Celtic world, cloudstreet's exciting performances entertain and delight. They deliver a powerful and moving musical experience, based on entrancing musicality, stunning use of vocal harmony and above all, a compelling sense of fun. 8 albums, 9 international tours and an enthusiastic following around the globe, cloudstreet will sing and play their way into your heart. Come and fly the cloudstreet!

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Cloudstreet

on Sat, 24 Jun 2017 at Sheffield Shakespeare's Pub 7:30pm

Bringing fresh life to the best of the tradition, Nicole Murray, John Thompson and Emma Nixon have carved themselves a niche internationally as outstanding performers of acoustic folk music. With vocal harmonies reminiscent of Steeleye Span and the Seekers, powerful arrangements of Australian classics and a repertoire that spans the Anglo-Celtic world, cloudstreet's exciting performances entertain and delight. They deliver a powerful and moving musical experience, based on entrancing musicality, stunning use of vocal harmony and above all, a compelling sense of fun. 8 albums, 9 international tours and an enthusiastic following around the globe, cloudstreet will sing and play their way into your heart. Come and fly the cloudstreet!

{ £6.60 } buy tickets


Crh Music Presents Darlingside

on Sun, 25 Jun 2017 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds 7:30pm

Starting with their breakthrough performance at last years Cambridge Folk Festival and taking in a series of rapturously received UK shows, Darlingside are rapidly earning a reputation as the most exciting Americana band around. Absorbing influences from 60s folk, chamber pop, bluegrass, classical music, and modern indie rock, they pay reference to giants such as CSNY and Simon and Garfunkel, yet their sound is entirely unique. Their breathtaking musical virtuosity, celestial harmonies and unforgettable songs have earned comments such as "locomotive folk-pop confections so richly executed it's hard to tell if it's one voice or 12" Rolling Stone. Unmissable.

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Simply Dylan

on Sun, 25 Jun 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

No frills, no gimmicks, no pretence Simply Dylan is John O'Connell's personal exploration and celebration of the rich and diverse work of Bob Dylan. John O'Connell, a rare talent who has had his name indelibly written in to the tapestry of Liverpool's music scene, has collaborated with other highly reputable musicians from the city to form his Dylan Band. It is their precise playing and high energy renditions of Dylan's work from the 1970s onwards which has gathered momentum and generated incredible interest. From a modest project recognising Dylan's 70th Birthday in 2011 Simply Dylan has gone from selling out the Cavern Club 7 times, to receiving fantastic reviews from the Spanish Press, to impressing Dylan fans from across the UK on their Tours with SJM Concerts. No ordinary interpretation, this is a rem