The Uckfield Blues & Roots Festival 2014

on Thu, 31 Jul 2014 at Uckfield Holy Cross Church|Uckfield Civic Centre|Uckfield Cinque Ports Club Start time 7.40 pm Doors 7.00pm

Welcome to Uckfield Blues & Roots Festival 2014 This is only the second year of our festival and already it has attracted great interest throughout the country and we have a tremendous line up for every day. Buy your Early Bird tickets here, available until 10 June 2014 ( subject to availability ) and for full details of each day's line ups see the links below.

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Muma Moonshine Festival 2014

on Fri, 1 Aug 2014 at Easington Colliery Thorp Lea East Farm 5pm on 1st August 2014 - 6pm 3rd August 2014

Muma Moonshine is a small Americana, Country & Folk music festival for lesbian women, family and friends. Based in County Durham, UK. The festival was set up co-operatively by Gem Andrews, Sarah Van Jellie and Nicky Rushton in 2009 to create a safe and supportive environment for women musicians and continues to run as a non-profit event.

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Whiskey In The Jar 25th Anniversary Concert

on Fri, 1 Aug 2014 at Chorley Little Theatre 7.30pm (doors open 7pm)

The North's favourite Irish folk band celebrate their 25th Anniversary with a tour of all their old haunts, stopping off for a fun-filled night at Chorley Little Theatre. Money from the show will go towards Derian House Children's Hospice, making it an extra-special evening of entertainment. Formed in 1989 the group started as a duo that enjoyed great success on the Manchester Irish pub scene. Through constant tours of Ireland and the UK, the band grew and were now performing regular concerts together with Lancashire's longest established folk group "Blue Water Folk For this anniversary night the band will be joined by members old and new as they work their way through a great repertoire of timeless Irish folk songs that will have you singing along and dancing in the aisles.

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Gigspanner

on Fri, 1 Aug 2014 at Laugharne Millennium Memorial Hall Doors 7pm concert start 7.30pm

Peter Knight's Gigspanner make a welcome return to Laugharne for another summer evening concert which is not to be missed. They seamlessly embrace a wide range of musical styles with consummate skills and effortless grace. A bedrock of British traditional music is to be expected from ex Steeleye Span's legendary fiddle player, but Gigspanner's musical reach probes into Eastern European, French, World and African influences. If you have a taste for music of intelligently crafted brilliance (Songlines Magazine) there is something here to nurture your soul. Intelligent, multi-lingual music making'' (Julian Cowley, The Wire). "Peter's ability to turn the fiddle to dozens of uses has to be seen to be believed" (Patrick Ovenden, Tenby Observer). It is not hard to imagine Peter Knight spinning the world on his bow, now that Terry Pratchett has pointed out the possibility.

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Dave Bromberg & Larry Campbell

on Fri, 1 Aug 2014 at London Bush Hall 7.30pm

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The Swing Ninjas

on Fri, 1 Aug 2014 at London Green Note Doors open 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- THE SWING NINJAS: Mixing the sounds of New Orleans and '30s Parisian swing, The Swing Ninjas will entertain and delight any crowd of any age. Saxophone, manouche guitar and helicon (tuba) create the perfect combination of dirty horn jazz and Gypsy swing, while 3-part vocal harmonies complete their sound. The Swing Ninjas have performed at clubs, festivals and events all over Europe. Their energy on stage is infectious and their enthusiasm and enjoyment of the raw musical pleasures shine through.

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Its All About The Music Presents The Knights Of Mentis ..the Black Feathers...barkus

on Fri, 1 Aug 2014 at Oxford Wheatsheaf 8PM-11PM

Highlight of Cornbury Festival Steve Lamacq Show, BBC 6Music A solid country album; it's immaculately performed and is certainly another significant addition to Oxford's enduringly rich roots scene. Nightshift Magazine Rootsy and authentic. BBC Radio Oxford Having grown from the fertile grounds of Oxford's live folk music scene, The Knights of Mentis' debut their first full length album release, New Pound Coin. Over the last two years the band have been a firm favourite throughout the festival circuit; this year chosen by BBC 6 Music's Steve Lamacq Show as the 'Highlight of Cornbury Festival'. The acoustic nine piece have come up, refining their style and songs as much on the stage as in late night jams and open sessions, often inviting other acts to sit in with them. One rare 3am unscheduled opportunity at Cornbury this year saw The Knights and several members of Squeeze jigging along into the small hours.

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Sitar And Sarangi Duet Concert - Imran Khan And Sabir Khan

on Fri, 1 Aug 2014 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

Chapel arts centre (Bath) presents and evening of Indian Classical music by Imran Khan (sitar) and Sabir Khan (Sarangi), two virtuoso musicians from India. Tabla accompany is by Satyam Madhvadia. Both Imran and Sabir belong to the Sikar Gharana (school of music) and are relatives (nephew and son) of the legendary sarangi player Ustad Sultan Khan. The musicians received training from their grandfather, Ustad Gulab Khan Sahab, who is both a highly acknowledged sarangi player and vocalist of his time, and later from their uncle/father Ustad Sultan Khan as well as from their uncle Ustad Nasir Khan Sahab. Imran also trained under his father Ustad Niyaz Ahmed Khan Sahab, who is also a famous Sitar player. Sabir khan is well known today for his delicate mastery of sarangi. He already remarkably imbibed almost his father's entire repertoire with a similar command and mastery on sarangi. Imran Khan started performing at the age of 12 and since then has been taking his music to festivals and concerts all over India and abroad. This is his first tour in the UK. Imran is also a composer and singer with several albums to his credit. Both musicians have developed their own distuingished style with a fine sense for sur and laya (note and rhythm). Indian classical music is the art music of the Indian subcontinent. The focus of the music is on exploring a 'raag', a melodic framework in which the musician improvises freely. The performance may start slow, but will increase in complexity and speed towards the end. The beauty of Indian classical music lays in the skillful improvising within the raag by the solo artist, as well as improvising around rhythmic cycles played by the accompanying Tabla player. Sabir Khan Sabir khan was born in Jodhpur Rajasthan. He belongs to the Sikar Gharana of music and has given several stal-warts to Indian classical music. He is the ninth generation to take up Sarangi. Sabir's great grandfather Ustad Azim Khan shaab was a court musician at Sikar Rajasthan. Sabir khan was exposed to music at the age of six through his grandfather Ustad Gulab khan shaab who was a great sarangi player and vocalist of his time. After that he took training from his father: world renowned sarangi player and vocalist Padma Bhushan Ustad Sultan Khan shaab, and from his late uncle Ustad Nasir khan shaab. Sabir khan is well known today for his delicate mastery of sarangi.His technique of playing is a rare combination of sur and laya (note and rhythm). Sabir Khan already remarkably imbibed almost his great father's entire repertoire with a similar command and mastery on the sarangi. Indeed a chip of the old block. Sabir khan has shared the stage with his father in many concerts and also performing solo. He has been honored to perform with artists like Ustad Zakir Hussain, Pt.Kumar Bose,Pt. Anindo Chatterjee Ranjit Barot,Sivamani, Shri Fazal Qureshi and Australian beat boxer Dub Fx, French artist Mathias Duplessy etc. Beside a classical music artist he has equal interest in light music. He has played with artist such as gazal maestro Ustad Gulam Ali, Talat Aziz and Asha bhosle. He recently played in the album of great Lata Mangeshkar. Sabir also played in several feature films including Chameli, Rog, Dor, Anwar, Sanwariya, Chodo na yaar and Jodha Akbar. Sabir Khan has already drawn the attention of many musician and serious listener for his mastery presentations at various important venues in India, UK, USA, Europe, etc. He performed at various concerts and music festivals throughout India and abroad. He is a beacon of the younger generation and a wonderful product of talented nurture. He has a promising future in the field of music. Imran Khan Imran Khan belongs to the famous lineage of the Sikar gharana (school of music) that has given many stalwarts to Indian classical music. He was born on 4th June 1983, at Jodhpur. He is the ninth generation of the gharana. He started his training in Sitar from the young age of 6-7 years under his grandfather Ustad Gulab Khan Sahab, who was an acknowledged Sarangi player and vocalist of his time, and from his father Ustad Niyaz Ahmed Khan Sahab, who is also a famous Sitar Player and a grade 'A' staff artist at All India Radio jodhpur in Rajasthan. He also trained under his uncles, a world famous Sarangi player & vocalist Ustad Sultan Khan Sahab (who was a part of the group "Dark Horse", famous for its members ex Beatle George Harrison and Pandit Ravi Shankar) and Ustad Nasir Khan Sahab who is also a virtuoso sitar player. Imran's first solo performance was at the age of 12 in a youth festival organized by All India Radio, and since then he took his music to concerts and festivals all over India and abroad. He has performed in several countries - Germany, France, Belgium, Holland, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia and Laos etc. He won the competition organized by Rajasthan Sangeet Natak Academy and received a scholarship for two years. He has been fortunate to share the stage with his uncle Late Ustad Sultan Khan and he toured with him for 22 concerts in different cities across India. He is honoured to have performed with artistes like Ustad Rashid Khan the great vocalist, Shankar Mahadevan the versatile singer, Ghazal Maestro Talat Aziz, Richa Sharma, Madhushree Bhattacharya and some International artists like Mr.Woodnote and Eva Lazarus and others. He was part of the MTV Coke Studio series in India and collaborated with the famous Bollywood singer Shaan. Besides being an Indian classical music artiste, he is equally at home with light music and he has performed for films like Mr.Hot & Mr. Cool, Utsav and played for ZubinGarg's ( Ya Ali fame) album. He has produced some albums of fusion and pop music. Imran has performed at various prestigious venues like Nehru center Mumbai, NCPA Mumbai, Bharat Bhavan at Bhopal and Kamani Auditorium Delhi. He has also performed for Prince Charles during his visit to the Jodhpur Mehrangarh fort and also performed at the Kuala Lumpur music festival in Istana Budaya National Theater in Malaysia. Through years of hard work, thoughtful creative analysis and dedication, he has developed a unique style that is distinguished for its fine sense of Sur (melody) and Laya (Melody and Rhythm). He has worked on his uncle, Late Ustad Sultan Khan Sahab's last album "The Legacy" and his album "KhwajaSaheeb", which was released under the music label T-series which is one of India's top music labels. and sung by some of India's famous singers namely, Rekha Bhardwaj, Krishna, Parthiv Gohil, Kalpana, Ali Abbas and others. He has also worked for Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar's "Thums up"(Coca Cola) ad. He has a promising future in the music industry which will make him the beacon of the younger generation. He has been recognized as one of the leading Sitar players and composers of the younger generation.

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Best Kept Festival

on Sat, 2 Aug 2014 at London The Islington 2.00pm - 11.00pm

MaDa Music Presents - BEST KEPT FESTIVAL @ The Islington Saturday 2nd / Sunday 3rd August Sponsored by: PROPERCORN Welcome to BEST KEPT FESTIVAL, a 2 day fun village fair style mini festival with great folk, indie acoustic acts, top nosh including a BBQ, the best local beers and a lot of bunting. With over 15 bands across the two days this will be a great family mini fest to with friends and family. Come enjoy the live music or just come and hang out with us and enjoy the food/ drink and super tasty FREE popcorn from our lovely sponsors PROPERCORN. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ TICKETS: Get a one day ticket or a discounted two day ticket, your choice. SATURDAY: £7 Adv / £8 on the door -http://www.wegottickets.com/event/278957 SUNDAY: £7 Adv / £8 on the door Weekend: £12 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ FREE POPCORN || FREE POPCORN || FREE POPCORN TIMES: Saturday - 2pm - 11pm Sunday - 1.30pm - 11pm FREE POPCORN || FREE POPCORN || FREE POPCORN HEADLINER: Hunter & The Bear + 9 other acts Inspired by artists such as The Band, Dire Straits and Bruce Springsteen, Will & Jimmy started to write and perform as a duo with Jimmy playing lead guitar, mandolin and backing vocal whilst beside him Will on the rhythm guitar and singing lead vocals. Having started the band in Newcastle where they were studying at University they moved to London in 2012 to bring their own brand of power folk to the huddled masses. Gareth Thompson, drums and Chris Clark, bass, completed the line up in 2014 to bring you a live set up you don't want to miss. It's gonna be a great couple of days of sunshine and music so come join the fun. FREE POPCORN || FREE POPCORN || FREE POPCORN ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ LINE UP: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ---------------------------------SATURDAY----------------------------- Headliner - HUNTER & THE BEAR https://www.facebook.com/HunterAndTheBear BLACK RIVER WILD https://www.facebook.com/blackriverwild DANIEL GLOVER https://www.facebook.com/therealdanielglover More TBA very soon. -----------------------------------SUNDAY------------------------------- Headliner - TBA TWIN HIDDEN https://www.facebook.com/twinhidden EVA STONE https://www.facebook.com/evastoneofficial NORMANTON STREET https://www.facebook.com/normantonstreet More TBA very soon.

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Nuru Kane & The Bfg

on Sat, 2 Aug 2014 at Walmer The Lighthouse Doors 7pm // Music 8:30pm

NURU KANE is an exceptional talent. On stage he is a dynamo, energised and liberated, enthralling and intoxicating. His unique sound and presence on vocals and guimbri is backed by the magnificent Bayefall Gnawa band which includes the French guitarist, n'goni and oud player Thierry Fournel, the senegalese percussionist Mamadou Sarr on calabash and djembé, Jawad El Garouge on kerkabous, bendir, Guimbri and the Senegalese master kora player, Djabel Cissokho. All the band contribute vocals. Following the release of his debut CD 'Sigil' in the spring of 2006, Nuru Kane & Bayefall Gnawa took to the road with an extensive tour of the UK followed by dates in Holland, Germany, Portugal, Sweden, France and Morocco. Whether playing clubs or festivals the response was uniform. From the moment Nuru takes the stage audiences are captivated by his physical presence and disarmed by his warmth, humour and obvious sincereity. With this band every gig is different but what each performance does share is the sense of adventure and musical risk offset by the sheer genius and inventiveness of the musicians and the palpable unity forged between performers and audiences. The Bayefall Gnawa's unique line up combines acoustic instruments from West Africa (kora, n'goni, calabasse and djembe) with the cacabas and oud, instruments more commonly used by North African and Arabic musicians. The whole Bayefall Gnawa sound revolves around and responds too Nuru's beloved guimbri, a three stringed acoustic bass that forms the muscular core of the gnawa trance rhythms. On top of the music sits Nuru's big golden baritone of a voice, clear strong and captivating he can howl, growl or spread honey as needs insist. This vocal powerhouse is backed by the Bayefall Gnawa's beautiful chorus and backing vocals and partnered by the Arabic contributions from Kada and Jaouad.

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The Olllam

on Sat, 2 Aug 2014 at Belfast Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich Doors at 8:00pm

The hottest traditional act since the formation of Planxty In 2012, three of Celtic music's contemporary masters came together to create one of the most interesting musical collaborations of the year. Dubbed 'the olllam' the trio is the creative offspring of Belfast-native John McSherry (uilleann pipes and whistles), and Detroit-natives Tyler Duncan (uilleann pipes, whistles, guitar, Rhodes), and Michael Shimmin (drums and percussion). Almost as soon as they began, they discovered a synergy that took on a life of its own, creating an intensely heart-felt, powerful, and personal sound that actually gave them chills. Listeners may be reminded of modern artists such as Radiohead and Coldplay at one moment and seminal Irish artists such as The Bothy Band and Planxty may be equally reminiscent at another. Admission is by ticket only. Cultúrlann will provide a bar service at this event.

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Blacktop Deluxe

on Sat, 2 Aug 2014 at Pontypool Borough Blues Club Doors at 7:30pm, band at 9:00pm

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Blacktop Deluxe

on Sat, 2 Aug 2014 at Pontypool Borough Blues Club Doors at 7:30pm, band at 9:00pm

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Tribute To Jj Cale - Steve Morrison All Stars

on Sat, 2 Aug 2014 at London Polish Jazz Cafe POSK Doors: 7:30 pm Music: 8:30 pm

Steve Morrison leads an all star blues band in a tribute to the late JJ Cale showcasing some of his best known songs.

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Errol Linton's Blues Vibe

on Sat, 2 Aug 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

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

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Jamboree Day Festival

on Sat, 2 Aug 2014 at London Jamboree 4pm to Midnight

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Two Wings

on Sat, 2 Aug 2014 at London The Dentist Doors at 7.30pm

:: TWO WINGS :: In late 2009, after a number of years of crossing paths in the Glasgow music scene, singer/multi-instrumentalist/visual artist Hanna Tuulikki and guitarist/singer Ben Reynolds finally sat down and wrote a song together. Subsequently they wrote many more and put together a group of musicians to develop their compositions in the direction of their many musical passions - from traditional folk (rock) to rock n roll to psychedelia to soul and beyond. Thus was Two Wings born. Glasgow has always been fertile ground for those seeking to synthesise traditional/popular musical forms with a more progressive approach, and Hanna and Ben have long been travellers on this path. Hanna's experimental song-based project Nalle was described by Wire Magazine as easily some of the most convincing free-folk the UK has ever produced. She was also a member of free form jazz folk ensemble Scatter and the Family Elan. Ben has been a solo artist for many years and his numerous releases include the 2009 solo guitar album How Day Earnt Its Night, released by New York's Tompkins Square Records. Ben was also guitarist in critically acclaimed Glasgow folk-rockers Trembling Bells and has collaborated with a number of other musicians including Glasgow's Alasdair Roberts and Tin Angel Records' Baby Dee. http://vimeo.com/68463325 http://twowings.bandcamp.com/ :: JORDAN HUNT :: Jordan Hunt is a composer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist. "Drawing on his experiences as a member of international art-pop orchestra THE IRREPRESSIBLES (Co-op), Canadian band THE HIDDEN CAMERAS (Rough Trade) and as a musical companion to OLIVIA CHANEY (Nonesuch), Jordan Hunt offers his own unique interpretation of melancholic song, weaving melodic lines and symphonic inspired textures within a vivid minimal landscape." "Fragile, powerful, emotive and direct, Jordan Hunt's breathtaking and unique voice penetrates the heart, eternally riding a precipice of tears, exulting all the joys of life." "With an unconventional approach to a typically conservative genre, and at the forefront of contemporary classical music, Jordan Hunt constructs his music mixing incongruous elements into surprising harmonies." (Acne Editorial) https://soundcloud.com/jordan-hunt/the-sea-demo http://www.jordan-hunt.com £5 ADV & £6 OTD (Advance Ticket link to follow shortly) LICENSED BAR SERVING BEERS, WINES AND SPIRITS

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The Olllam

on Sun, 3 Aug 2014 at Belfast Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich Doors at 8:00pm

The hottest traditional act since the formation of Planxty In 2012, three of Celtic music's contemporary masters came together to create one of the most interesting musical collaborations of the year. Dubbed 'the olllam' the trio is the creative offspring of Belfast-native John McSherry (uilleann pipes and whistles), and Detroit-natives Tyler Duncan (uilleann pipes, whistles, guitar, Rhodes), and Michael Shimmin (drums and percussion). Almost as soon as they began, they discovered a synergy that took on a life of its own, creating an intensely heart-felt, powerful, and personal sound that actually gave them chills. Listeners may be reminded of modern artists such as Radiohead and Coldplay at one moment and seminal Irish artists such as The Bothy Band and Planxty may be equally reminiscent at another. Admission is by ticket only. Cultúrlann will provide a bar service at this event.

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Softlysoftly Presents Tom Baxter + Scarlet Starlings + Coley Garratt

on Sun, 3 Aug 2014 at London Kiss The Sky Doors 2.45pm, music 3pm-5pm

Sunday 3rd August PLEASE NOTE, this event is ADULTS ONLY - no children allowed in the bar. All sofas now reserved, however you can still book a regular chair in advance! Deliciously chilled unplugged acoustic music to charm you on a Crouch End Sunday afternoon. TOM BAXTER Sheer excellence from acclaimed songwriter Tom, with emotive vocals and beautifully crafted songs. We are delighted that he's coming along to play for us. http://www.tombaxter.com/ SCARLET STARLINGS This family band will have you all tapping your feet and smiling with their harmonies and infectious folky songs. http://www.reverbnation.com/scarletstarlings COLEY GARRATT Gentle, lo-fi Americana songs from fingerpickin' Coley. http://coleygarratt.co.uk/index.php?page=music As usual doors open at 2.45, with music starting at 3pm and continuing until 5pm And all for just £3 (Some tickets available at the door) 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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Greg Russell And Ciaran Algar

on Mon, 4 Aug 2014 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music Starts 8:30pm

The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ----------------------- In 2011 multi-instrumentalist Ciaran (Fiddle, Bouzouki, Guitar, Vocals) met and joined forces with Greg (Vocals, Guitar, Bouzouki, English Concertina) to form a duo with an "amazing level of energy, ability and stagecraft" (The Prospect Folk Club, Runcorn). Northwich Folk Club saw the duo's first live performance and since then they haven't looked back, receiving great reviews from live performances all over the country. "Such talent in ones so young is endearing anyway, but these two shine in every department" ... "So utterly refreshing" (The Topic Folk Club, Bradford). Both come from musical households and were regulars at folk festivals, clubs and sessions from early ages. Cia was a member of Celtic music band TRI as well as becoming an All-Ireland and All-Britain fiddle champion on several occasions whilst Greg's musical career began as a solo artist, initially supporting acts such as Lau, Karine Polwart and Kerfuffle and increasingly playing gigs in his own right. Their backgrounds give Cia and Greg a wide range of influences, the duo performing pieces from Traditional collections, contemporary writers and self-written tunes and songs. In April 2012 they recorded their debut album "The Queen's Lover", released in August of the same year on the Fellside Records label, to excellent reviews (see Reviews page). The pair's first tour followed the release of the album and at the beginning of 2013, the duo were nominated for and went on to win the 2013 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award.

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Hat Fitz & Cara

on Wed, 6 Aug 2014 at Cardiff The Full Moon 7:30pm

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Glenn Tilbrook

on Wed, 6 Aug 2014 at Coatbridge Berits & Brown doors 7.30pm

We welcome back the enigmatic singer songwriter, Squeeze legend and all round good guy Glenn Tilbrook to Berits & Brown for an intimate and up close show at one of Glenn's favourite venue. Quite simply, Glenn Tilbrook is one of the greatest songwriter of all time. With hits including Tempted, Take Me I'm Yours, Goodbye Girl, Cool For Cats, Up The Junction, Slap & Tickle, Amnother Nail In My Heart, Pulling Mussels (From the Shell), Black Coffee In Bed, Labelled With Love, Annie Get Your Gun, Hourglass, Heaven Knows and more with Squeeze to his outstanding solo work including Untouchable, Is That Love, Hot Shaved Asian Teens, The Genitalia of a Fool and more. Tickets for this show are limited due to venue capacity (80), so don't miss out. Food is available before the show starts but tables need to be booked in advance. Call 01698 733311 for more info or to book.

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Folklore Presents ... Kristin Mcclement

on Wed, 6 Aug 2014 at London Green Note Doors at 7:00pm

Wowed by the end of her stripped down, beautifully finger picked songs that allowed her increasingly dark and melancholic vocals to impress the subdued crowd. Drowned in Sound She has a particularly soulful voice; very low and sensual, it washes over you and insinuates itself into your brain without you even realising. 405 Magazine

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The Perch Creek Family Jugband

on Wed, 6 Aug 2014 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30PM

£5 entry Starts at 7:30PM At The Greystones, Sheffield acts: THE PERCH CREEK FAMILY JUGBAND (Australia) www.perchcreek.com The Perch Creek Family Jugband are a band of five energetic multi-instrumentalists and vocalists, four of whom happen to be siblings. Their latest material introduces the world to a sound the group call psychedelic jug band - steam-powered roots music plugged into 3,000 volts of inner city creative energy and a fearless spirit that sparkles with imagination and individuality. The band invite listeners to dive through the rabbit hole, jump into a ready-to-race pink Cadillac and take a whirlwind ride into a never-ending landscape of bizarre and colourful characters and eye-widening sights, where things are never really as they seem. The Perch Creek Family Jugband have been performing and evolving over the best part of ten years, taking their music far beyond the well-trodden territory of traditional jug band music, and laying the foundations to become one of the most entertaining and innovative original musical acts doing the rounds of Australia and the international stage today. The Perch Creek Family Jugband have appeared everywhere from ABC's Spicks & Specks to The Sydney Opera House, as well as on extensive tour and major festival appearances across Australia, Europe and the UK [Edinburgh Fringe, The Green Man, The Falls Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Golden Plains] stand to be counted with their new album Jumping On The Highwire. Promising high energy shows and larger than life characters, their album tour rips around the country on one last run of Australian shows before a three month tour of Europe, the UK and Canada. Definitely a band to keep an eye out for during 2014 [Blank GC Magazine] The Perch Creek Family Jug Band are an irresistible group of multi-instrumentalists with a foot-stomping sense of humour. [Justin Huntsdale ABC News] THE BUFFALO SKINNERS (UK) www.thebuffaloskinners.com The Buffalo Skinners began life as a busking band in 2010, channelling old folk and skiffle heroes to appreciative ears in northern coastal towns. Four years together now finds them leaning towards a fuller electric sound borrowing from 60's rock & roll, British invasion bands and still, from their first love, folk. Their live show comes equipped with infectious energy and an arsenal of instruments; Fender Rhodes Keyboard, Violin and Accordion, topped off with their signature 'harmonious vocal cacophony.' All designed to directly be the cause of a good time. Their first album 'The Buffalo Skinners' was awarded five stars out of five and 'best of the bunch' by Rhubarb Bomb Magazine and was a mainstay in the KSPC Americana charts throughout 2012. Later in the year the band gained attention by receiving a string of plays on BBC national radio -including the Steve Lamacq show - with their single 'Sam's Chop House / Lost & Gone.' The Buffalo Skinners also appeared on the BBC 2 television documentary, 'Towns.' Last Summer they recorded their second album 'The Other Nine to Five' in Los Angeles, collaborating with local musicians from 'The Wild Reeds' and 'Sadie & the Blue Eyed Devils.' They also performed at Hollywood and Sunset Strip's most exciting venues including; 'Hotel Cafe,' 'The Spare Room' at The Roosevelt Hotel, 'Harvard & Stone,' and 'The Satellite.' Fresh off the back of their album release tour, which culminated with a sell out show at The Dublin Castle, London, The Buffalo Skinners decided to not stop there and hopped briefly over to France to perform their first tour dates! You can catch them at one of the many Summer festivals they are playing at this year and in the meantime, you can listen to their entire discography for free on Bandcamp. It has already made a big impression with some very well respected judges: "Fantastic." Bob Harris - BBC Radio 2 "I love The Buffalo Skinners, everything they do is energetic, warm and makes you want to dance and sing and drink and smile." Mike Garry - Poet "Jolly exciting!" Cerys Matthews, BBC 6 Music Buskers made good! Steve Lamacq, BBC Radio 1 BOB HARROW (Australia) http://www.immigrantunion.com/ Bob Harrow of Immigrant Union performs an acoustic set of Psychedelic Folklore. Immigrant Union formed via a chance meeting at a bar between Brent DeBoer (The Dandy Warhols) and Bob Harrow (The Lazy Sons), their shared love of music led to a trip to the bush and an all night jam, solidifying a friendship that would form the basis of Immigrant Union. Part psychedelic folk, part country rock, Immigrant Union have been building their name through stellar live performances at some of the country's most iconic venues and boutique festivals like Boogie and The Hills Are Alive. Consecutive years of performing at the Tamworth Music Festival has earned them the reputation as the peculiar but beloved alt country "out of towners" at Australia's best know country music event. Their continuous string of live shows has earned the band rave reviews and invitations to tour with and support international acts the likes of Noel Gallagher and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Dead Meadow. In early 2014 Immigrant Union In 2011 the band travelled to Portland, Oregon to record their self-titled full-length debut album with producer Gregg Williams. Taking on Producer duties themselves, their second album 'Anyway' was recorded at various Australian recording studios before being mixed at Colour Sound in Melbourne. 'Anyway' features ex-bandmate Courtney Barnett on slide guitar and guest vocals. With singles coming out in the US from June, Immigrant Union will be releasing 'Anyway' in September 2014 followed by appearances at The Americana Music Festival in Nashville in September and a national tour of the USA in October. Their music is the classic story telling style of songs that is reminiscent of Neil Young and Bob Dylan... a relaxed set of soulful, folk infused country songs - The AU Review "Immigrant Union, whose sound is a lush hybrid of folk and country, mixed with dream pop and psychedelic undertones." Nathan Wood - Country Music Channel

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Damh The Bard And Kellianna (usa) At The Lamb Inn, Eastbourne

on Thu, 7 Aug 2014 at Eastbourne The Lamb Inn Doors open 7.30pm. Music starts at 8pm.

For the first time a concert with Damh the Bard and Kellianna (USA).

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"alan Bell Band" @ The Hungry Horse Folk Club

on Thu, 7 Aug 2014 at Ellesmere Port Whitby Sports & Social Club Start 8-15pm until just after 11pm

We are delighted to have ALAN and his band at the club for the very first time. Alan is an icon of the north west folk scene and is the Director of the prestigious FYLDE FOLK FESTIVAL that takes place annually at Fleetwood on the Fylde Coast. He has a wonderful singing voice and can tell many an interesting anecdote of his travels and experiences on the folk scene. We are really looking forward to this talented band being with us. Don't miss them.

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Lisbee Stanton

on Thu, 7 Aug 2014 at Ascot Jagz 7.30pm

Lisbee Stanton Doors 7.30pm, admission £12.00. £10.00 in advance Lisbee Stainton is the 25 year-old singer-songwriter known as 'The English Rose With The 8-String Guitar', who has been writing songs for 17 years. At the beginning of 2013, Lisbee went out on her own headline tour of the UK before more touring with Seth Lakeman and playing festivals throughout the summer, including Glastonbury, Cropredy, Looe music festival and Beautiful Days.

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Broken Boat

on Thu, 7 Aug 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, See Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Broken Boat are a band characterised by their playful approach to music. Jumping from intimate folk ballads reminiscent of Bright eyes and The Decemberists through country, blues and pop they have arrived at an infectious sound that whilst unique, you somehow feel you grew up listening to. Songwriter Daniel Bahrami and multi-instrumentalists Brendan Kearney and Jess Hart, collaborate with a circle of other musicians to create a captivating, colourful live show. Bringing together an unusual mix of strings, horns, accordions, keyboards and percussion, Broken Boat are gaining a firm reputation as much for Daniel's deep, honest lyrics as for their intricate, textured compositions and warm vocal harmonies. With live shows across Europe under their belt, and their debut album 'Small Defeats' set for release on July 21, the band are poised to tour across the UK in the summer of 2014. Music to bring you joy. A lovely, lovely album. - Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 Eccentricity, passionate originality and expressive storytelling all things considered, this is a thoroughly engrossing album filled with eminently memorable songs. - Tim Carroll, Folkwords

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The Dark Design

on Thu, 7 Aug 2014 at Southampton The Talking Heads Doors: 7.30pm

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Hannah Rose Platt

on Fri, 8 Aug 2014 at Liverpool The View Two Gallery Doors 8pm, Music starts 8.30pm

Acoustic Dustbowl presents: Hannah Rose Platt is an exciting singer-songwriter and self taught guitarist from Liverpool, who now splits her time between her hometown, London and Nashville. She performs self-penned songs that blend Americana music with contemporary folk tales. Featuring beautifully drawn characters that are totally believable, stories that beguile and enthral, her music is both uplifting and poignant; truthful and poetic. Hannah released her debut EP in 2013. The title track, '1954' (a touching story told through the eyes of a woman suffering from dementia) has received considerable airplay and requests on BBC Radio Merseyside, Wrecking Ball Radio and Europe's no.1 country radio station CMR Nashville. She was also featured in BBC Radio Merseyside's 'review of the year' show 2013. 2014 sees Hannah's return to Nashville to record her debut album with Michael Bonagura (Baillie and the Boys) at the controls and featuring multi Grammy award-winning musicians Mark Fain (Ricky Skaggs, Alison Krauss, Dolly Parton) and Stuart Duncan (Emmylou Harris, Mark Knopfler, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss) due for release this summer.

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Frank Fairfield

on Fri, 8 Aug 2014 at Leicester The Crumblin' Cookie 8pm

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Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra

on Fri, 8 Aug 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hailing from Newcastle upon Tyne, Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra are the ones to watch on the UK's growing Americana scene. The six piece band (featuring guitars, mandolin, harmonica, accordion, double bass and drums) play an eclectic mix of Western Swing, Gypsy Jazz, Hokum Blues, Ragtime, Cajun and Country Roots, all with similar themes of debauchery, disasters, drink and debt mixed together with a 21st century twist and a belly full of laughter which witty front man Rob Heron effortlessly manages with his between songs chit chat and interactions. With sets that includes original songs and some old blues gems, their infectious sound will have you singing and whistling along and feet of all ages will be tapping within seconds! The band have picked up a good following after supporting American riverboat rag-time Pokey LaFarge on their UK tours in 2011-2013. Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra have gained support from the public and promoters alike playing at the Isle of Wight Festival, Purbeck Folk Festival, Stockton Weekender, Northern Roots Festival, Small World Festival, Hull Folk Festival, Folk On the Quay and a few dozen music venues across the UK & Ireland. The band have appeared on nationwide BBC shows to include Clive Andersons BBC4 Loose Ends.

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Will Varley

on Fri, 8 Aug 2014 at Kingston-Upon-Thames The Grey Horse 8.00pm

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Jack Harris And Maz O'connor

on Sat, 9 Aug 2014 at London The Great Northern Railway Tavern 8.30pm

The Kalamazoo is famed for presenting the biggest stars of the present - but where is the talent of the future? Well, there's plenty of it on stage at the Klub tonight when we welcome Jack and Maz, young up-and-coming singer-songwriters already making a name for themselves in the folk world. The literate, compassionate songs of Jack Harris have won him much acclaim on the scene both here and abroad. His current album, The Flame and the Pelican, was placed in the Daily Telegraph's top five folk-roots albums of 2012 and got great reviews from Q, Folk Radio UK and Maverick magazine. "Captivating song writing, powerful singing and fluent guitar work make this a treat," said the Telegraph. On the strength of the record Jack was awarded a creative residency grant from the English Folk Dance and Song Society to write new ballads based on traditional form. His riveting mix of song-craft and smoky, soulful vocals has been heard in support of the likes of Martin Simpson and Cara Dillon. Nominated for a Horizon prize at the BBC folk awards, 2012, Maz O'Connor is a gifted singer of traditional and self-penned songs - with a voice that, according to one critic, "stops you dead in your tracks." Described by Froots magazine as an "enchanting" debut album, Upon A Stranger Shore came out just after she left university two years ago. 2013 brought a creative fellowship with the English Folk Dance and Song Society and a summer spent singing for the Royal Shakespeare Company's As You Like It, with songs written by Laura Marling. Her new album This Willowed Light has been produced by multi-folk award winner Jim Moray and will be out this summer.

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September Girls

on Sat, 9 Aug 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm

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The Toy Hearts

on Sat, 9 Aug 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE TOY HEARTS manage to tip their hats to their influences from Bluegrass, Country and Swing, while making their own mark, and having their own distinct style, which is quite different to that of those whom inspire them. From the heartbreak in Hannah's voice, to her sister's take-no-prisoners guitar playing, to their father Stewart's multi instrumental talents, this unlikely trio demonstrate what it means to really want to play this kind of music and truly love doing so. Having toured extensively since making their first record in 2006, they have played gigs and festivals across the UK, Europe and USA, so they have paid their musical dues the old fashioned way by being on the road an awful lot! They have opened for the likes of Robert Plant, Imelda May, Kitty Daisy & Lewis, The Hot Club of Cowtown, Gene Watson & Ricky Skaggs. Their Nashville recorded 2010 release 'Femme Fatale' received several plays from Bob Harris and the band went into BBC Radio 2 studios to record a live session with him in 2011. Now on their fourth offering from their own label Wood Ville Music, new album, 'Whiskey' was released in June to rave reviews. This is their first cd to be half original material half covers, and while previous recordings have been more acoustic and bluegrass orientated, this is an homage to some of the other genres that inspire the band, particularly Western Swing, Rockabilly, Jazz and Blues. The Toy Hearts continue to develop their own signature style of songwriting; with catchy choruses, blood harmonies, hot guitar and steel picking. With fans in people as diverse as Bob Harris, Robert Plant, Ronnie Wood, Rob da Bank, and Imelda May isn't it time you saw them for yourself?

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The Effra Trio

on Sun, 10 Aug 2014 at London Le Quecum Bar & Brasserie 6pm

Effra are Alex Bishop (guitar), Tom Newell (fiddle, mandolin) and Aidan Shepherd (accordion). Heralding from Bath, Shrewsbury and Canterbury respectively, they met in London in 2011. Although coming from predominantly rock, classical and jazz backgrounds, a strong connection was quickly formed, and they began meeting regularly to write and develop music that shared a common ground. Early performances were well received, and the band soon grew an identity of its own, fuelled by ideas brought to the table by all three members. In 2012 after only a year since their first meeting, the band won the Bath Folk Festival 'New Shoots Competition' on the strength of their compositions and high-energy performance. All tickets at www.wegottickets.com/lequecumbar or www.QuecumBar.co.uk doors open at 6 food until 10 £10 on the door

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The New Mendicants

on Mon, 11 Aug 2014 at London The Lexington Doors 7.30pm

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Friends Of Darwin Present Pz Myers

on Tue, 12 Aug 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 7.30pm

Doors 7.30pm - 8pm start £5 in advance, £6 on the door

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Kreg Viesselman

on Tue, 12 Aug 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ After the release of his critically acclaimed album "The Pull", Kreg Viesselman retreated from touring and recording for four years, during that time relocating permanently in Europe. Then in 2012 his latest record, "If You Lose Your Light" was released by Columbia/Sony Norway. As before, it is his tremendous voice that first commands the listener's attention, with his new material and backing band helping to showcase a greater focus on more colorful melodies and a warmer delivery. To experience his live show is to take in not only a master of delivery at work, but to be invited into an intimate and brightly lit space where you are constantly surprised by the subtle detail in his work, painted in earthen tones, but revealing great contrasts. It's nakedness yet striking completeness have you transfixed from the moment he opens his mouth - "a soul-deep session of primal therapy", as Mike Butler of "Dyverse Music" described it. It has been called "soul" and "folk", for want of better terms, but "spirit music indeed", as the aforementioned journalist described it, perhaps hits nearer the mark. But whatever one calls it, hearing Kreg Viesselman sing is an intense experience. He deals with humanity in its basic and most instinctive forms, in a style that belies a deep human intelligence and wry wit. His is a narrative voice, at once both brutal and touching, which deserves its place in the canon of great American songwriters.

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Brooks Williams

on Wed, 13 Aug 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Pan-Americana Roots 'n Blues, doused in Moonshine alt-Billy and delicious Dixie Net Rhythms I've known Brooks for many years. He's a lovely player, a lovely singer, and a great writer and a lovely man. The real thing Martin Simpson Brooks Williams is ranked one of the world's Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists and is a richly diverse and entertaining performer, a proverbial triple threat, with fiery guitar playing, smooth-as-silk singing, and stunning songs. fRoots says Williams is absolutely beyond criticism! Originally from Statesboro Georgia, Brooks got his start in the clubs of New York and New England. 20 albums later, and now based in the UK, he tours around the world, from Kerrville Festival (Texas) to Cafe De Amer (Holland), from Cropredy Festival (England) to Club Passim (Massachusetts). Williams' music is genre defying, walking the line between blues and Americana. Imagine Doc Watson, Willie Nelson, Lonnie Johnson and Blind Boy Fuller sitting in a bar having a jam and you're just about there. www.brookswilliams.com

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Before The Gold Rush @ The Haberdashery, Stoke Newington

on Wed, 13 Aug 2014 at London The Haberdashery Doors 7.15pm, Music starts 8pm.

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

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Before The Gold Rush @ The Haberdashery, Stoke Newington

on Wed, 13 Aug 2014 at London The Haberdashery Doors 7.15pm, Music starts 8pm.

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

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T. G. Elias

on Wed, 13 Aug 2014 at London Betsey Trotwood Doors at 7.30 pm

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Duncan Chisholm With Matheu Watson

on Thu, 14 Aug 2014 at Reeth Memorial Hall Doors at 7.30pm for 8.00pm start

Duncan Chisholm (Wolfstone & The Julie Fowlis Band) is one of Scotland's most recognised and accomplished fiddle players and composers. Born and brought up near Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland, Duncan has spent most of his life developing his unique musical voice which led him to being nominated as 'Musician of the Year' in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2013. Fiddle playing at its best, Duncan's feather-light handling of dynamics and ornamentation, allied with his pure-distilled tone, lend his characteristic spine-tingling magic to his music. Duncan joins up with talented award-winning multi-instrumentalist Matheu Watson.

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Duncan Chisholm With Matheu Watson

on Thu, 14 Aug 2014 at Reeth Memorial Hall Doors at 7.30pm for 8.00pm start

Duncan Chisholm (Wolfstone & The Julie Fowlis Band) is one of Scotland's most recognised and accomplished fiddle players and composers. Born and brought up near Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland, Duncan has spent most of his life developing his unique musical voice which led him to being nominated as 'Musician of the Year' in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2013. Fiddle playing at its best, Duncan's feather-light handling of dynamics and ornamentation, allied with his pure-distilled tone, lend his characteristic spine-tingling magic to his music. Duncan joins up with talented award-winning multi-instrumentalist Matheu Watson.

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Jon Brindley

on Thu, 14 Aug 2014 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

A versatile and engaging singer who plays guitar, accordion and fiddle, Jon has not yet won the major recognition his talents deserve. He writes I've explored music through many forms. Celtic melodies, blues, contemporary folk, country, rock, popular songs and traditional ballads can all be (found in) my repertoire. Expect the unexpected!

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Jon Brindley

on Thu, 14 Aug 2014 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

A versatile and engaging singer who plays guitar, accordion and fiddle, Jon has not yet won the major recognition his talents deserve. He writes I've explored music through many forms. Celtic melodies, blues, contemporary folk, country, rock, popular songs and traditional ballads can all be (found in) my repertoire. Expect the unexpected!

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Steeleye Span In Concert!

on Thu, 14 Aug 2014 at Witney Langdale Hall Doors 7pm - Show 7.30pm

Steeleye Span will be doing a small warm up show at Langdale Hall in Witney Oxfordshire before they hit the summer festivals. Tickets £19.50 - It will be unreserved seating Box Office 01865 2414717 2014 sees Steeleye Span emerge on another new exciting chapter. With the departure of fiddle player and long standing member Peter Knight the band introduce Jessie May Smart. Jessie is a young, vibrant talent who trained with Richard Ireland at Trinity College of Music before going onto The University of Nottingham and who's CV includes working on The X Factor and with Katie Melua. Steeleye Span are very excited to begin this new chapter with their fans where there will be a mixture of the new album along with the familiar classics and gems.

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The Album Launch 'tuning Pegs And Fishing Line'

on Thu, 14 Aug 2014 at London Passing Clouds, Hackney 7pm

Music Cycles is proud to announce the arrival of their debut album 'tuning pegs and fishing line' and invite you to join them in celebrating it's completion at a one off event. Expect live bands to treat ya ears, colourful photos to warm ya eyes and delicious hot Maffe (West African peanut curry) to nourish ya bellies! All of this will be brought to you at the home of London's colourful music scene, Passing Clouds. Expect to leave wanting more. Free before 20:00 £4 after 20:00 Albums will be available on the night, £12 for one, £10 for additional copies!

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April Verch Band

on Fri, 15 Aug 2014 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors at 7pm, Show starts at 8pm

Every now and again we come across someone new to us that completely knocks us out. When we were sent a Youtube clip of April in performance, we could scarcely believe what we were seeing and decided that we just HAD to get her to The Live Room, so here she is! April Verch has never sounded more comfortable in her skin than she does now, in the second decade of her career as an internationally touring Canadian fiddler, step dancer and singer- songwriter. Her ninth album, 'Bright Like Gold', captures a woman who's fleshed out her identity and is in full command of her gifts, a woman who's grown from a prodigy into an enduring artistone of music's most unforgiving public transitionswith grace and grit to spare. The April Verch Bandrounded out by bassist and clawhammer banjo player Cody Walters and guitarist Hayes Griffin, who has a Masters in jazz improv from the New England Conservatory is an energetic, virtuosic, tradition-celebrating outfit, not to mention one that's not soon forgotten when they depart the stage. It doesn't hurt that the thrilling grand finale involves Verch fiddling and step dancingand often executing two entirely different intricate rhythmic patternsat once. Verch, leader of this self-assured ensemble, is claiming her power as an artist and a woman, and taking charge of her recording process. Produced by Verch, Walters, Griffin, and their engineer Chris Rosser, 'Bright Like Gold' is, quite literally, the album of Verch's life. It's a wonder to behold Verch pulling off those pristine double-time triplets with her feet, and the myriad other ways she's made good on the promise she showed at a tender age by becoming an artist in touch with roots and in her element. She won't be the one to mention her championship titles to you, or even the fact that she represented Canada's fiddling tradition by performing in the Opening Ceremonies at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. The accolades are important and noteworthy and special to me, she says, but what I think is most impressive to me is that I've been doing this full time since 2000. We make a living playing music that we love and it touches other people. I feel like we're extremely lucky to do that, but also I work really hard, not just at the music, but at every aspect of our career, to make that happen. That we find a way to make it work, and have had that kind of longevity, that's impressive to me. And rightfully so. Verch has perfected the art of winning fans for life.

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Voodoo Kitchen At Henfield Hall

on Fri, 15 Aug 2014 at Henfield Henfield Hall Doors 7.30pm Music 8.30pm

Voodoo Kitchen return to Henfield Hall! "We liked the sound and the people so much we re-booked straight away" Bob Brookes Voodoo Kitchen brings its own particular take on Cajun and Country music to Henfield Hall Country legend The Professor David Minns will join The Voodoo Kitchen House Band Bob Brookes: Vocals & Harmonica Late of The Desperate Dan Band brings a bluesy edge to this line up Jon Wigg: Fiddle,Mandolin and Pipes etc Talented multi instrumentalist Jon taking time from his many projects to add sweet strings to this ensemble. Trevor Grant: Guitars and vocals Legendary country picker from The Hicksville band Ian McIlroy:Cajun Accordians Brings an unmistakable ribs and wings southern flavour to the party. Ges Gibson Guitar Sweet guitar player ex DDBand and currently on loan from L.Gibson Brookes Lovely tell yer mum! Ask anyone who was there last time!

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Glenn Tilbrook In Concert

on Fri, 15 Aug 2014 at Isle of Bute Craigmore Bowling Club Doors:7:15pm Music starts: 7:45pm

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15-08-2014 Caravan Of Thieves

on Fri, 15 Aug 2014 at Marlow Christ Church URC 7.30pm

Gypsy Swinging Serenading Firebreathing Circus Freaks! Driving gypsy jazz rhythms, acoustic guitars, upright bass and violin lay the foundation for mesmerizing vocal harmonies and fantastic stories. It's theatrical and humorous. It's musical and intense. It entertains, dazzles and defies classification while welcoming the spectator to join the band throughout the performance in momentary fits of claps, snaps and sing-alongs. If Django Reinhardt, the cast of Stomp and the Beatles all had a party at Tim Burton's house, Caravan of Thieves would be the band they hired. Originally from Dorset but now residing in a small barn perched on a hill in Oxfordshire, Thame-based couple Kerraleigh and Martin Child comprise The August List; a boy/girl two-piece who play 'backwards country/porch folk' with a startling rock 'n' roll attitude. Acoustic guitars, kick drums, harmonicas and their voices are deployed with verve and passion on songs that take in life, love, death and making merry. They'll be performing songs from their new album.

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Ramon Goose & World Scatterings

on Fri, 15 Aug 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Ramon Goose is one of the most versitile and unique Blues artist of his generation, grounded in an education of the Blues & African styles, he has explored many distant musical genres and still continues to do so. He is now touring his new band 'World Scatterings' which features Cassandre Balbar (Pipes and Cello), Senegalese percussionist Ndene Ndiagne, Algerian percussionist Samir Nacer & Hungarian bassist Akos Hazsnos. Ramon originally established himself as the guitarist; chief songwriter, producer and driving force for the acclaimed British band NuBlues (with Ed Vans), also working with Senegalese world music star Diabel Cissokho and forming The seminal band The West African Blues Project, his most recent new venture is Desert Rock. Born in England, from an early age Ramon was imbued with the music of the American South, especially pre-war Delta blues which influenced and continues to influence his guitar style. He has drawn inspiration from artists such as Blind Blake, Blind Boy Fuller, Robert Johnson and Ry Cooder. He has performed and toured all over the world and strives to be one of the most exciting and ground breaking contemporary Blues artists, constantly looking to extend and expand his musical horizons. In 2010 he set out to discover the roots of the Blues. The journey took him to West Africa and he spent time in Dakar, Senegal playing with griot and other musicians. He co-wrote, performed on and produced the album "Mansana Blues" with Kora star Diabel Cissokho. It was released to critical acclaim in 2010 ( Downbeat Magazine poll winner). Tracks of Ramon have been featured on Putamayo's 2013 release "African Blues" and also the forthcoming African Blues compilation by World Music Network (April 2014). Through the years Ramon has worked with Eric Bibb, Pee Wee Ellis, Chris Thomas King, Diabel Cissokho (Senegal), Daby Toure (Mauritania), Atongo Zimba (Ghana), Noumoucounda Cissoko, Najma Akhtar, Justin Adams & Julian Joseph to name a few. Ramon has come full circle with his latest venture 'World Scatterings', music of vibrant, earthy and bluesy nature with world rhythms.

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Martin Carthy

on Sun, 17 Aug 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 7.30pm

Doors open 8pm Seated show CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Martin Carthy

on Sun, 17 Aug 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 7.30pm

Doors open 8pm Seated show CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Battlefield Band

on Sun, 17 Aug 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7.30pm

Battlefield Band were recognised as 'Scottish Folk Band of the Year' at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2011. Named after the 'Battlefield' area of Glasgow, the band have now been touring & performing throughout the world for over forty years with their inspired fusion of ancient and modern traditional music and song. Their new album 'Room Enough For All' finds them fresh and invigorated, illustrating once again that they are among the most relevant contemporary composers and interpreters of Celtic music today. ...a wondrous perfectly paced display by musicians firmly in command of their art ... the best Battlefield Band in years' The Washington Post

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Battlefield Band

on Sun, 17 Aug 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7.30pm

Battlefield Band were recognised as 'Scottish Folk Band of the Year' at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2011. Named after the 'Battlefield' area of Glasgow, the band have now been touring & performing throughout the world for over forty years with their inspired fusion of ancient and modern traditional music and song. Their new album 'Room Enough For All' finds them fresh and invigorated, illustrating once again that they are among the most relevant contemporary composers and interpreters of Celtic music today. ...a wondrous perfectly paced display by musicians firmly in command of their art ... the best Battlefield Band in years' The Washington Post

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Battlefield Band

on Sun, 17 Aug 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7.30pm

Battlefield Band were recognised as 'Scottish Folk Band of the Year' at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2011. Named after the 'Battlefield' area of Glasgow, the band have now been touring & performing throughout the world for over forty years with their inspired fusion of ancient and modern traditional music and song. Their new album 'Room Enough For All' finds them fresh and invigorated, illustrating once again that they are among the most relevant contemporary composers and interpreters of Celtic music today. ...a wondrous perfectly paced display by musicians firmly in command of their art ... the best Battlefield Band in years' The Washington Post

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Peter Knight's Gigspanner

on Sun, 17 Aug 2014 at Wingfield Barns Doors at 7.00pm. Show starts at 7.30pm

Peter Knight's Gigspanner has been hailed by Songlines magazine as "another milestone in folk's rebirth of cool", although to classify these three virtuoso performers purely as folk musicians is to undersell them by a long chalk Within Gigspanner, Peter's musicianship is further enhanced by the flawless playing of Roger Flack on Guitar and Vincent Salzfaas on Congas and Djembe.

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Lilac's Daughter

on Sun, 17 Aug 2014 at Leeds Kirkstall Flyboat Arrival 1.30pm, departure 2pm

Lilac's Daughter is a solo project that started 10 years ago when Sif Jacobsen pulled out an old guitar from the cupboard under the stairs and started writing songs. Copenhagen born and now residing in the fair city of Leeds she's now done an album of beautiful songs. To celebrate she's holding an amazing release party... It will be on a boat covered in flowers and good vibes in Leeds, West Yorkshire and I am almost too excited to wait. To make these 3 hours on water the best you've ever experienced you will not only get to see me play the full album, but you'll also get to party on with JonnyTheFirth and Miles Hillbillys. Now, I know that you have already decided that you want to attend this amazing event, but just to make it that much better I want to give every person who buys a ticket a free Lilac's Daughter CD as well. Tickets are £20 and can be purchased here or through Crash & Jumbo Records in Leeds center.

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Ward Thomas

on Sun, 17 Aug 2014 at Southampton The Talking Heads Doors: 7.30pm

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Softlysoftly Presents Ted Kemp & Laura Smyth + Until The Bird + Georgia & The Dales

on Sun, 17 Aug 2014 at London Kiss The Sky Doors 2.45pm Music 3-5pm

PLEASE NOTE, this event is ADULTS ONLY - no children allowed at this event. BUY YOUR TICKET IN ADVANCE IF YOU WANT TO RESERVE A COMFY SPOT ON A SOFA Deliciously chilled unplugged acoustic music to charm you on a Crouch End Sunday afternoon. UNTIL THE BIRD Alt.folk three-piece with a distinctive sound, layered melodies and interesting lyrics. http://untilthebird.bandcamp.com/ + TED KEMP & LAURA SMYTH Beautifully sung English traditional songs with glorious harmonies accompanied on a variety of instruments http://www.reverbnation.com/laurasmythtedkemp + GEORGIA & THE DALES London based band playing gently soothing folky ditties. https://soundcloud.com/georgia-and-the-dales As usual doors open at 2.45, with music starting at 3pm and continuing until 5pm And all for just £3 (advance ticket guarantees a seat. Some tickets available at the door) 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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Ward Thomas

on Sun, 17 Aug 2014 at Southampton The Talking Heads Doors: 7.30pm

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The Mischa Macpherson Trio

on Mon, 18 Aug 2014 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music starts 8:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. ----------------------- Hailing from Scotland's beautiful and remote highlands and islands, The Mischa Macpherson Trio are a stunning new band to look out for. This year has already seen them win the prestigious BBC Radio 2 - 2014 Young Folk Award and win the Celtic Connections 2014 Danny Kyle Award. From a very young age the trio unearthed an enjoyment in creating music which has now began to shape their lives as budding musicians. They consider themselves lucky to have grown up surrounded by the culture, music and language that are rooted in the natural landscape of their home. Mischa MacPherson (Song and Clarsach), Innes White (Guitar) and Conal McDonagh (Pipes and Whistles) are all graduates of the National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music. They met through the award-winning 'Feis Rois' when they were selected for the International Ceilidh Trail in 2011. Through the organisation, the trio toured top UK Folk Festivals and venues and went on to travel across the world for performanc! es in Germany, Australia, Romania and Ireland. "They bring a rich vitality and passion to the traditional music they play. With musicianship like this the Gaelic tradition will continue to spread far and wide. A real joy to listen to!" (Folk Radio UK) "In an age where production can embellish and exaggerate musical ability, it's refreshing to hear honest music from understanding empathetic musicians, what the Mischa Macpherson Trio deliver is music from the marrow" (Dónall Mac Ruairí, RTE) Ben Moss and Laurel Swift are an exciting new duo. Rich vocal harmonies and punchy arrangements of traditional and original songs and tunes infused with a great energy and bounce honed by years dancing together in Morris Offspring. Three fiddles, two voices, one melodeon and possibly even a pair of clogs. These two are undoubtedly ones to watch.

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Jo Philby Band

on Mon, 18 Aug 2014 at Strathpeffer The Pavilion Starts 8.00pm

With her crystal clear, soulfully expressive vocals, Jo Philby is one of the most endearing folk singers to emerge from Orkney in recent years. "Jo's affectingly understated mix of originals and covers, sweetly accompanied and harmonised by her four-piece band" (The Scotsman) "Beautiful vocals and harmonies combine for a CD all will enjoy" (The Orcadian) http://jophilby.co.uk Tickets £10 - unreserved seating Ticket purchases are non-refundable

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The Jeremiahs

on Tue, 19 Aug 2014 at Strathpeffer The Pavilion Starts 8.00pm, Doors 7.30pm

The Jeremiahs Ireland's hottest new traditional Irish music band (Tyneside Irish). Tickets £12 - unreserved seating Ticket purchases are non-refundable www.thejeremiahs.ie

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Bellowhead (standing)

on Wed, 20 Aug 2014 at Tunbridge Wells Assembly Hall Theatre 7.30pm

BELLOWHEAD New album 'Revival' out 23 June Britain's most successful traditional folk act Bellowhead are 10 years old this year. Not only did they mark their birthday in April with two of their biggest sold out shows to date - Manchester's Bridgewater Hall and London's Royal Albert Hall they also surprised the audience by announcing that they have just signed to legendary label Island Records and will be releasing a brand new album 'Revival' on 23rd June featuring their powerful and eclectic take on traditional English folksong. And they are delighted to continue their anniversary celebrations with shows this summer and the announcement of their biggest ever UK tour in November 2014 where they will be playing tracks from the new album plus all the old favourites. Bellowhead are widely praised for their stunning live shows and often acknowledged as one of the best live acts the UK has produced in recent years, wowing audiences in venues across the UK, Europe and North America and becoming a key fixture on the festival scene. In the process they've won BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Best Live Act an amazing 5 times, as well as Best Group twice. A blistering 11-piece band fusing folk, funk, rock, world, jazz, music hall and classical music, they have placed themselves at the cutting edge of the contemporary music scene while harnessing all the power and mystery of English and European musical traditions. www.bellowhead.co.uk

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John Jones And The Reluctant Ramblers

on Wed, 20 Aug 2014 at Bishop's Castle Three Tuns Inn Doors 7.30pm. Music 8.00pm.

John Jones is the charismatic lead singer of award-winning Oysterband and has been an avid walker for many years. Over the past six years he has combined his love of walking with playing music in the evening after walking during the day. John and friends are walking from Presteigne, near where John lives, to the Shrewsbury Folk Festival where he is patron. The first day's walk ends in Bishops Castle where John and his band, the "Reluctant Ramblers", will play a gig at the Three Tuns. The Reluctant Ramblers include Al Scott on guitar/mandolin, Tim Cotterell on fiddle/mandolin, Dil Davies on drums and Lindsey Oliver on double bass. Rowan Godel joins John on vocals. For this gig, they are joined by special guest Boff Whalley (ex Chumbawamba), who will also walk with John during the day. John and friends walk on to Pontesbury on the Thursday via Stiperstones then onto Shrewsbury on the Friday when they will open the festival on the main stage. See http://jj-rr.org/shrewsbury-festival-the-patrons-walk/ for further information about the walk.

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Geoff Lakeman

on Thu, 21 Aug 2014 at Brixham Theatre 7.30 pm

Geoff Lakeman in concert Supported by Doxies Geoff Lakeman, who lives on Dartmoor, is an internationally-recognised leading exponent of the rare Crane Duet Concertina. He performs self-penned songs, English, Irish and Scottish folk, and other music as varied as Jimmie Rodgers, Randy Newman, Richard Thompson, and 1920/30's jazz standards. He's the father of a virtual folk dynasty - Sean, Sam and Seth Lakeman, all internationally acclaimed British folk musicians, as well as many a folk musician's inspiration. "Doxies - 3 lovely ladies from Looe and Lostwithiel, forming a mutual friendship and a love for the wonderful songs of the sea and the land. Kate Ward, Steph Althaus and Jo Ballard, extend the heartfelt approach they have to their songs, adding a creative and feminine touch to the delivery of the music they love.... and a quirky humorous edge to their performance, to boot!"

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Geoff Lakeman

on Thu, 21 Aug 2014 at Brixham Theatre 7.30 pm

Geoff Lakeman in concert Supported by Doxies Geoff Lakeman, who lives on Dartmoor, is an internationally-recognised leading exponent of the rare Crane Duet Concertina. He performs self-penned songs, English, Irish and Scottish folk, and other music as varied as Jimmie Rodgers, Randy Newman, Richard Thompson, and 1920/30's jazz standards. He's the father of a virtual folk dynasty - Sean, Sam and Seth Lakeman, all internationally acclaimed British folk musicians, as well as many a folk musician's inspiration. "Doxies - 3 lovely ladies from Looe and Lostwithiel, forming a mutual friendship and a love for the wonderful songs of the sea and the land. Kate Ward, Steph Althaus and Jo Ballard, extend the heartfelt approach they have to their songs, adding a creative and feminine touch to the delivery of the music they love.... and a quirky humorous edge to their performance, to boot!"

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Miranda Sykes And Rex Preston

on Thu, 21 Aug 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Miranda Sykes And Rex Preston

on Thu, 21 Aug 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Patsy Matheson

on Thu, 21 Aug 2014 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

A former member of Waking The Witch and previously enjoyed at our club in duo with Becky Mills, Patsy was voted 'female vocalist of the year' by Spiral Earth in 2013. She has released a series of solo CDs, with The Guardian giving her latest 4 stars and calling it further proof that (she) is one of our most original songwriters.

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Patsy Matheson

on Thu, 21 Aug 2014 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

A former member of Waking The Witch and previously enjoyed at our club in duo with Becky Mills, Patsy was voted 'female vocalist of the year' by Spiral Earth in 2013. She has released a series of solo CDs, with The Guardian giving her latest 4 stars and calling it further proof that (she) is one of our most original songwriters.

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Ma Polaine's Great Decline

on Thu, 21 Aug 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, See Greennote.co.uk for start time

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

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Tiny Ruins + Julie Byrne

on Thu, 21 Aug 2014 at Manchester The Castle Hotel 7.30pm

Tiny Ruins released Brightly Painted One, their second album and first since signing to Bella Union, this May. Formed as a solo project in 2009 by songwriter Hollie Fullbrook, the band now includes bassist Cass Basil and drummer Alexander Freer. While continuing to be based in their native New Zealand, Tiny Ruins has spent much of the past three years touring throughout Australia, Europe and the US, opening for artists such as Beach House, Joanna Newsom, Fleet Foxes, Father John Misty, The Handsome Family and Calexico. Lyrically ambiguous and poignant, the songs roughly follow in the traditions of folk and blues that Fullbrook has drawn on in the past, engaging moods both hopeful and world-weary. Yet there is more of an expansive approach to this album where debut Some Were Meant For Sea presented a host of characterful vignettes, Brightly Painted One follows a journey, cyclical and whole, with tones falling between dream pop and folk-blues. While still retaining a minimalist approach, this sophomore release is layered and shaped with an array of brass, percussion and strings. The arrangements are lush and fully realised, with the warm fuzz of hammond and rhodes keyboards, subtle string parts and electric guitar jangles and thrums. The writing of these songs spans roughly three years, growing out of Fullbrook's varied life of touring, working when home, relationships and everyday observation. From the mountain walks of She'll Be Coming 'Round , the roof-tops of White Sheet Lightning and the street corners of Reasonable Man, the songs document the stasis and the movement of life; of persevering its humour and mystery. **** Julie Byrne, who recently moved to Seattle from Chicago, crafts elegant, deliberately wrought songs that chronicle memory, hope, and loss using finely crafted lyrics and complex fingerpicked guitar run through delay. The sombre, dreamlike quality of her songs is similar to a stripped-down Grouper, with restraint and measure in her deep, unusual vocal timbre. Julie's first recording for Orindal was a 7″ called Faster Or Greener Than Now. It was produced by Owen Ashworth (Casiotone For The Painfully Alone/Advance Base) and was released in December 2012. Her debut album, Rooms With Walls and Windows, collects twelve tracks from two limited-edition cassette releases, recorded between 2011 and 2012 by Jake Acosta in Chicago. Each song was recorded live, with Julie accompanying herself on fingerpicked acoustic guitar. Rooms With Walls & Windows was released on vinyl, CD and digital formats in early 2014 by Orindal.

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Melissa James

on Thu, 21 Aug 2014 at London Love & Dye Hair Doors: 7pm, Finish: 10pm

The arrival of Melissa James' debut album, Day Dawns, was much welcomed when it released in summer 2012. Greeted with rave reviews and a top 10 position in the EuroAmericana Chart, it perfectly showcases the vocal and song writing talents of a singer who had been modestly working the music scene for many years. Drawing upon the soul and gospel she'd listened to in her youth and her latter day music influences, the album is a collection of songs crafted from a place of depth and integrity. Think Roberta Flack meets Amos Lee as they cross paths with blues man, Eric Bibb and you'd be getting close. Melissa's music is a melting pot of blues, folk, country and jazz bundled in a package of soul, taking you on mini detours which draw you into her sometimes raw and innermost thoughts. Combined with the velvety power through which she delivers, expect a performance which will leave your spine tingling. "They don't write 'em like that anymore...except they do. Superb singer in classic mould." Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music "Melissa's vocals are sensitive, soulful and emotional and the musical arrangements totally sublime." Maverick "Day Dawns is in exceptional debut." All About Jazz "Magnificent debut album..." Jazzwise https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RCRwE1V7Vs http://melissa-james.com For more information contact: melissajamesconcerts@gmail.com

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Georgia Ruth

on Fri, 22 Aug 2014 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

Georgia Ruth is a bilingual singer, songwriter and harpist from Aberystwyth in West Wales. In May 2013, she released her debut album Week of Pines - on Gwymon Records. Recorded and produced by David Wrench over six days last August at Snowdonia's Bryn Derwen studios, the record has received enthusiastic praise. From the motorik drive of the title track, to darker Eno-like arrangements, the stark joyfulness of a Welsh sea shanty, or the more wistful folk ballads: this is a varied and intriguing collection of songs. Lead single 'Week of Pines' garnered sterling support across the airwaves. Steve Lamacq named her his Favourite New Band on BBC 6 Music, after she won his Rebel Playlist and invited her on the show as his guest. Jo Whiley picked the single as her New Favourite Thing in the same week on BBC Radio 2. To this date, the song has also been played by Gideon Coe, Huw Stephens, Dermot O'Leary, and Janice Long amongst others. Georgia also performed a live session for Lauren Laverne's BBC 6Music Morning Show. Writing in the Independent, Andy Gill called her album a dazzling debut, rich with sweet pain and joy whilst Simon Price (in the Independent on Sunday) noted that it could have been made in 1968. In the loveliest possible way. Folk Roots magazine noted that while Sandy Denny, Bert Jansch and Van Morrison all linger on the horizon, Georgia Ruth comes over as more of a true original than most of the young hopefuls roaming these isles, before concluding that the record was a true delight. Robin Denselow praised Georgia's exquisite, gently powerful version of Welsh sea shanty 'Codi Angor' in his Guardian review, and a few months later, in a live review for the same publication: On this showing, she's one of the British folk discoveries of the year. Week of Pines won the 2013 Welsh Music Prize (nominated alongside records by Neon Neon, Sweet Baboo) and she was a nominee in the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (for 'Best Traditional Track' and the 'Horizons Award'). Georgia presents a weekly music show on BBC Radio Cymru. www.georgiaruthmusic.co.uk

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The Jim Jones Revue

on Fri, 22 Aug 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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The Jim Jones Revue

on Fri, 22 Aug 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Black Feathers

on Fri, 22 Aug 2014 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors at 7pm, Show starts at 8pm

We were very lucky to secure The Black Feathers as support for My Darling Clementine back in January. Our audience was absolutely taken aback by their talent: their songs, playing and harmonies, and we were determined to bring them back for a show of their own, so here they are. The band is made up of singer/songwriters Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler. Having played together for many years in various projects, they decided to break away and collaborate as a duo, writing and performing their own material. Inspired by advice given to them by Youth [Martin Glover, producer of Dido and the Orb], they set off in search of ancient melodies as a base to build a sound that later became The Black Feathers, drawing their influences from a number of high-quality wells; Americana rubbing shoulders with folk, and edgy rock sensibilities peeking through the tight-as-blood harmonies. Since their debut show in May 2012, The Black Feathers have been busy touring the country, enticing and captivating audiences as they go. During the summer of 2013, they played over 18 festivals, including well-received slots at the Maverick Festival and Cambridge Folk Festival. With an ever-growing online fan base developing in the US, they also fitted in an eight-date tour in and around Nashville, Tennessee. After 18 months as The Black Feathers and receiving sponsorship from Walden Guitars and DR strings, Ray and Sian were awarded The 5 Valleys Folk Award 2013, and played the main support slot for headline act Spiers and Boden [Bellowhead] at Stroud Folk Festival. The duo have just finished their first studio EP recording, working with James Towler at Wincraft Studios, Richard Neuberg at Strawhouse Studios, and John Dent at Loud Mastering. Their debut EP will be released in December, followed by a tour in the UK and Europe. There are also plans for a US tour in 2014. 'Their five-song debut EP, Strangers We Meet, is full of nice touches and sweet harmonies' The Telegraph 'There is much to admire in their gratifying approach to making music and the sumptuous vocals are born to absorb.' - FATEA Magazine 'The Black Feathers could well be Britain's answer to Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings' - Flying Shoes

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Liverpool Acoustic Live Featuring Tj & Murphy

on Fri, 22 Aug 2014 at Liverpool The View Two Gallery Doors 7.45pm, start 8.15pm

Liverpool Acoustic Live welcomes back Liverpool's finest guitar harmony duo TJ & Murphy for an intimate show at the View Two Gallery at the heart of the city's historic Cavern Quarter. Joining the boys on the night will be local band Mojo Storm and special guest Essex-based singer-songwriter Adrian Nation. Tickets are available in advance for £5 from WeGotTickets or for £6 on the night. Doors open at 7.45pm with the music starting at 8.15pm.

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Chris Manners: Shammick Acoustic

on Sat, 23 Aug 2014 at Combe Martin The Pack o' Cards Doors 7.30 pm for 8 pm start

Chris Manners is a singer, songwriter and guitarist who has been devoted to folk music since hearing John Peel play Martin Carthy under the duvet late one night (John in the studio and Martin on vinyl - it was only a single bed). He cut his performing teeth in Barnsley, and over the years was a resident performer at several clubs, including that of the late great Harry Boardman in Manchester. He's now a regular at the renowned Ryburn Folk Club in West Yorkshire. Although a lover of traditional songs, he found writing his own, with on occasions his own particular sense of humour, irresistible, as indeed are his songs - the sort that when they come up randomly on your iPod really make you sit up and listen. They are written with thought and intelligence, and have something to say as well as something to listen to. Chris may not be well-known, but he certainly ought to be - don't miss this rare visit to the South West.

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Was Ist Das? Presents Acid Mothers Temple

on Sat, 23 Aug 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Was Ist Das? Presents Acid Mothers Temple

on Sat, 23 Aug 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Rollo Markee & The Tailshakers

on Sat, 23 Aug 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Rollo Markee and the Tailshakers formed in the spring of 1998 with a vision to create a Blues-Swing band with an authentic 1950's/60's sound. Now, a decade on, their dedication to blues and their attention to detail have produced a confident, stylish, highly entertaining act. They use vintage instruments, amplifiers and microphones to deliver swings that jump and move and ballads with a warmth of tone that is reminiscent of the Chess recordings.

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The Lords Of Thyme

on Sat, 23 Aug 2014 at Cambridge The Golden Hind Doors 7:30pm Start time 8:00pm

The Lords of Thyme are "worth keeping an eye on" - fRoots magazine and a "special addition to the modern acid-folk landscape" - Shindig magazine. With cosmic support from local folk acts and a psychedelic and atmospheric setting this will be a gig to remember.

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Gabe & The Ottermen

on Sat, 23 Aug 2014 at Ramsgate Music Hall 7.30pm

As part of Ramsgate's Summer Squall Arts Festival, Gabe Sutton & The Ottermen play a mix of blues, swing, americana, country and folk. A band with a unique and english take on tradition, music and culture. 'The Mover' review... "This gifted and eccentrically dressed individual is bringing something unique and innovative. Move over Mumfords, this is how English folk is done properly." 

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Culture & Rasites

on Sat, 23 Aug 2014 at Blaenau Ffestiniog Cell B 7.30pm

Culture feat Kenyatta Hill - Live & Direct from Jamaica + Freedoom Dj's 2 x Bars : Court Bar - Red Stripe & Rum Cafe-Bar - Full Range Cocktails & Draft Beer + Jamaican Kitchen = Selling Finest Ital Cusinee Late License! Show Doors 7.30pm TICKETS £11 in advanced /// £15 on door (Our Beer Garden will be open from 1pm with Ja BBQ & Acosutic Music Jaming )

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VÄsen

on Sun, 24 Aug 2014 at Belfast Black Box SHOW 8PM

They love Väsen so much in Bloomington, Indiana, that they've named a street after them. The Swedish trio's music is a force of nature, both delicate and intensely energetic, it is the perfect marriage of three instrumental voices, the nyckelharpa, the viola and an alternatively-tuned 12-string guitar. Olov Johansson's nyckelharpa is central to the group. Unique to Sweden, its combination of fiddle-style bowing, keys and strings, produces a singing sound like no other instrument. Johansson and violist Mikael Marin met as teenagers in 1980 and quickly began to develop a musical kinship. When they met guitarist Roger Tallroth in 1989, they found their ideal rhythmical partner, creating music that was rooted in tradition, yet remarkably new. The rest is history (and geography) as the trio have travelled the world, winning fans wherever they go. Put simply, Väsen make dammed catchy tunes. Brilliant musicianship, fleet-fingered invention, and constant surprise, the Nordic trio are an absolute pleasure to witness.

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VÄsen

on Sun, 24 Aug 2014 at Belfast Black Box SHOW 8PM

They love Väsen so much in Bloomington, Indiana, that they've named a street after them. The Swedish trio's music is a force of nature, both delicate and intensely energetic, it is the perfect marriage of three instrumental voices, the nyckelharpa, the viola and an alternatively-tuned 12-string guitar. Olov Johansson's nyckelharpa is central to the group. Unique to Sweden, its combination of fiddle-style bowing, keys and strings, produces a singing sound like no other instrument. Johansson and violist Mikael Marin met as teenagers in 1980 and quickly began to develop a musical kinship. When they met guitarist Roger Tallroth in 1989, they found their ideal rhythmical partner, creating music that was rooted in tradition, yet remarkably new. The rest is history (and geography) as the trio have travelled the world, winning fans wherever they go. Put simply, Väsen make dammed catchy tunes. Brilliant musicianship, fleet-fingered invention, and constant surprise, the Nordic trio are an absolute pleasure to witness.

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Jp Hoe

on Sun, 24 Aug 2014 at London Green Note Doors@ 7pm. Pls see greennote.co.uk for start time

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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Western Canadian Music award nominated singer-songwriter JP Hoe makes his UK debut this coming August; playing The Green Note following up performances at the acclaimed Shrewsbury Folk Festival. The Winnipeg native is earnest, wry, ironic, funny, and insightful, and has been called "the ultimate singer-songwriter". A cross between Ray Lamontagne & Aimee Mann, he's accompanied by an killer string section, has a voice that will stop you in your tracks and songs that will stick in your head for days. http://www.jphoe.com/

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Spiritual Sessions Autumn Festival

on Mon, 25 Aug 2014 at London The Monarch 2pm to 1am

A Celebration of the musical magic created at Spiritual Bar over the last 2 years. Join us for an afternoon and evening of the finest folk, roots, blurs and jazz music from around the globe.

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Spiritual Sessions Autumn Festival

on Mon, 25 Aug 2014 at London The Monarch 2pm to 1am

A Celebration of the musical magic created at Spiritual Bar over the last 2 years. Join us for an afternoon and evening of the finest folk, roots, blurs and jazz music from around the globe.

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Vena Portae (featuring Emily Barker)

on Tue, 26 Aug 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Vena Portae are an Anglo-Swedish alt-folk band, comprised of BAFTA award-winning singer songwriter Emily Barker (& The Red Clay Halo), songwriter and performer Dom Coyote (Kneehigh Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company, Art Angel and the National Theatre), Swedish producer and multi-instrumentalist Ruben Engzell (Christian Kjellvander, Peter Morén & EP's Trailer Park) and are joined live by Swedish drummer/percussionist Jesper Johnson (EP's Trailer Park, Lisa Lindal and Laakso). Vena Portae's eponymous debut album draws the listener into an epic journey of love, loss, memory and longing. From the heady alt-pop highs of 'Flames', 'Fury' and the new single 'Summer Kills' (remixed by Swedish indie legend Peter Morén of Peter, Bjorn & John), to the dark, atmospheric depths of 'Turning Key' and 'Transatlantic', this is an album that is atmospheric, moving and irresistible. Emily Barker is the BAFTA award-winning writer and performer of the theme to BBC TV crime drama Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh. With her band The Red Clay Halo, she also provided the atmospheric theme to highly acclaimed noir thriller The Shadow Line. Emily Barker and The Red Clay Halo have released four critically acclaimed albums, toured extensively over the world, performed alongside friend and collaborator Frank Turner at the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony and released their album Dear River in 2013 on Linn Records to critical acclaim, with four and five star reviews across the board.

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Cara Luft

on Wed, 27 Aug 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Singer/songwriter/guitarist extraordinaire Cara Luft is that rare artist steeped in folk and traditional roots music almost from birth yet willing to alter that fabric, stretch the boundaries, not afraid to bend genres, styles and integrate what others might regard as a disparate set of influences. Her music has been described as a rich roots travelogue whose traditional heart beats with a wholly contemporary pulse spanning the distance between the mists of English folk balladry and Middle East mysticism, through to the Mississippi Delta and the rustic wonders of the Appalachian Hills, with a certain fearless reverence and no small amount of soul. (Ottawa Xpress) Americana UK declares her a consummate performer. Unlike so many singer-songwriters, Luft's music has an urgency that can't be denied. Critics have drawn comparisons to Julie Miller, June Tabor, Gillian Welch, Linda Thompson and even Brit folk-rockers Pentangle.

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Blazin' Fiddles

on Wed, 27 Aug 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7.30pm

Take a group of the hottest contemporary fiddle players from the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, mix with some wonderfully sympathetic keyboard and guitar arrangements and you've got the award winning Blazin' Fiddles. Over the last 15 years they have demonstrated the excitement, passion and sensitivity of Scottish music - each member of the Blazers drawing on the distinct flavour of music from their part of the Highlands and Islands. Blending solo and ensemble sets with the occasional insightful tale, they will be highlighting their latest album 'Six' when they arrive at the Universal Hall. (They also come armed with the title of 'Folk Band of the Year' from the Scot Trad. Music Awards 2013). "changing direction as tightly as a flock of birds, their reels can take your breath away." The Scotsman

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Blazin' Fiddles

on Wed, 27 Aug 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7.30pm

Take a group of the hottest contemporary fiddle players from the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, mix with some wonderfully sympathetic keyboard and guitar arrangements and you've got the award winning Blazin' Fiddles. Over the last 15 years they have demonstrated the excitement, passion and sensitivity of Scottish music - each member of the Blazers drawing on the distinct flavour of music from their part of the Highlands and Islands. Blending solo and ensemble sets with the occasional insightful tale, they will be highlighting their latest album 'Six' when they arrive at the Universal Hall. (They also come armed with the title of 'Folk Band of the Year' from the Scot Trad. Music Awards 2013). "changing direction as tightly as a flock of birds, their reels can take your breath away." The Scotsman

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Blazin' Fiddles

on Wed, 27 Aug 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7.30pm

Take a group of the hottest contemporary fiddle players from the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, mix with some wonderfully sympathetic keyboard and guitar arrangements and you've got the award winning Blazin' Fiddles. Over the last 15 years they have demonstrated the excitement, passion and sensitivity of Scottish music - each member of the Blazers drawing on the distinct flavour of music from their part of the Highlands and Islands. Blending solo and ensemble sets with the occasional insightful tale, they will be highlighting their latest album 'Six' when they arrive at the Universal Hall. (They also come armed with the title of 'Folk Band of the Year' from the Scot Trad. Music Awards 2013). "changing direction as tightly as a flock of birds, their reels can take your breath away." The Scotsman

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Vena Portae

on Wed, 27 Aug 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, See Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Vena Portae are an Anglo-Swedish alt-folk band, comprised of BAFTA award-winning singer songwriter Emily Barker, songwriter and performer Dom Coyote, and Swedish producer and multi-instrumentalist Ruben Engzell. Vena Portae's eponymous debut album draws the listener into an epic journey of love, loss, memory and longing. From the heady alt-pop highs of 'Flames', 'Fury' and 'Summer Kills', to the dark, atmospheric depths of 'Turning Key' and 'Transatlantic', this is an album that is atmospheric, moving and irresistible. The album is due for release on 18th August and features stunning lead single 'Summer Kills', which is remixed by Swedish indie legend Peter Morén (lead singer of Peter, Bjorn and John). As the band puts it 'Summer Kills' is A song about longing, about a broken past and an uncertain future. A song about regret and vain hopes. A song about love. "Vena Portae" means "vein portal" in Latin; it's a short vein that carries blood to the liver. The band were inspired by ideas of roads, rivers, veins, portals, creative openings, connections between people, places and life force. In the winter of 2012, Vena Portae found themselves in the tiny, snowed-in Swedish town of Mölnbo just outside Stockholm. They built a make shift studio, full to the rafters with analogue equipment, spring reverbs, electric guitars, banjos, pianos and an array of weird and wonderful instruments. Over the space of a month, they recorded a treasure trove of songs, inspired by heartbreak, passion, and intrigue, which together make up the album Vena Portae. Emily Barker is the BAFTA award-winning writer and performer of the theme to BBC TV crime drama Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh. With her band The Red Clay Halo, she also provided the atmospheric theme to highly acclaimed noir thriller The Shadow Line. Emily Barker and The Red Clay Halo have released four critically acclaimed albums, toured extensively over the world, performed alongside friend and collaborator Frank Turner at the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony and recently released their album 'Dear River' in the UK on Linn Records to critical acclaim, with four and five star reviews across the board. British songwriter-theatre maker Dom Coyote is an associate artist with the world renowned Kneehigh Theatre and has performed in sold out shows with them throughout the UK, South America and the U.S. He has performed and composed for acclaimed companies such as The Royal Shakespeare Company, Art Angel and the National Theatre as well as creating his own brand of gig-theatre, mixing alt-folk, rock, world music and multimedia. Ruben Engzell is a shining light in the Swedish music scene. Working with Christian Kjellvander, Peter Morén and EP's Trailer Park to name a few, Ruben worked on ground-breaking London projects such as Future Cinema and Sona Soul before returning to his home country to set up his own studio in SoFo, the creative heart of Stockholm. Jesper Jonsson, who joins the band onstage as a live drummer/percussionist, grew up on the remote Swedish island of Gotland in the Baltic sea, before moving to Stockholm where he headed up the rhythm sections for highly regarded artists such as EP's Trailer Park, Lisa Lindal and Laakso.

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Jamsharp

on Wed, 27 Aug 2014 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

Formed in 2012, London based JAMsharp are a lively and exciting close harmony trio playing accordion, cajon, djembe and guitar. From original arrangements to brand new material, the band deliver each song with the same vibrancy, enthusiasm and captivating vocal harmony! Compared to 'The Staves' and recently described as 'one of the most unique and exciting groups in the capital right now', the band have just released their first EP, Pink Skies, and will be touring parts of the UK during the Summer and Autumn months to promote this. Prepare for soulful harmonies, a modern twist on folk style and a spark you have never heard before!

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Bunkfest 2014

on Thu, 28 Aug 2014 at Wallingford Bunk Fest 7pm

18 and over Gates: 7pm Friday 8am other days

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Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar

on Thu, 28 Aug 2014 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

The 2012 debut CD of this young duo (both then teenagers) heralded big things assured and mature singing of mostly traditional songs from Greg, great playing from both on guitar, bouzouki and fiddle. They went on to win the BBC Young Folk Award in 2013 and the Horizon Award this year. Let's give them a rousing York welcome!

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Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar

on Thu, 28 Aug 2014 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

The 2012 debut CD of this young duo (both then teenagers) heralded big things assured and mature singing of mostly traditional songs from Greg, great playing from both on guitar, bouzouki and fiddle. They went on to win the BBC Young Folk Award in 2013 and the Horizon Award this year. Let's give them a rousing York welcome!

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Folklore Presents ... Paper Beat Scissors

on Thu, 28 Aug 2014 at London Green Note Doors 7:00pm

Absolutely stunning wonderful startling and beautiful 'Whispering' Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 A penetrating voice perfect music for the autumn **** Rolling Stone Crabtree's more than one to watch, he's one to listen to, now. Americana UK www.paperbeatscissors.com

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Oliver Daldry + Support @ The Cookie

on Thu, 28 Aug 2014 at Leicester The Crumblin' Cookie Doors from 7:30pm

Emperor Penguin Productions UK Presents: An evening with an Incredible Singer/Songwriter, Oliver Daldry With support from 3 Local favourites; Dan Freestone Guy Jones + More. Live at The Cookie Doors from 7:30pm All for just £5adv. £6.50 on the Door.

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Miller Anderson And The Desperate Dan Band

on Fri, 29 Aug 2014 at Goring Conservative Club 7.30pm doors 8.30pm start

THE DESPERATE DAN BAND featuring MILLER ANDERSON Are pleased to announce a celebration of 45th Anniversary of 'The Woodstock Festival' in a collaboration with the one and only Miller Anderson one of the surviving few british artistes who ctually played the festival The band are Miller Anderson Vocals Guitar Bob Brookes Vocals/ Harmonica Nigel Bagge Guitar Vocals Trevor Grant Guitar Vocals Mick Rose Keyboards Jim Bryan Bass Frank Scully Drums Special guest Jeremy Sherman pedal steel & dobro. More info: www.voodookitchen.moonfruit.com

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Aly Bain And Phil Cunningham

on Fri, 29 Aug 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8.00pm

Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham have become a national institution with their incomparable mastery of fiddle and accordion, and they will bring their traditional music excellence to this welcome return to the Universal Hall. Individually they pursue other ventures in performance, television and education. It is when they tour together that they truly shine, delighting audiences with over quarter of a century of finely honed musical skills combined with hilarious banter between numbers. Book early!

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Aly Bain And Phil Cunningham

on Fri, 29 Aug 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8.00pm

Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham have become a national institution with their incomparable mastery of fiddle and accordion, and they will bring their traditional music excellence to this welcome return to the Universal Hall. Individually they pursue other ventures in performance, television and education. It is when they tour together that they truly shine, delighting audiences with over quarter of a century of finely honed musical skills combined with hilarious banter between numbers. Book early!

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Aly Bain And Phil Cunningham

on Fri, 29 Aug 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8.00pm

Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham have become a national institution with their incomparable mastery of fiddle and accordion, and they will bring their traditional music excellence to this welcome return to the Universal Hall. Individually they pursue other ventures in performance, television and education. It is when they tour together that they truly shine, delighting audiences with over quarter of a century of finely honed musical skills combined with hilarious banter between numbers. Book early!

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Scowlin Owl

on Fri, 29 Aug 2014 at London Surya 7:30pm

Scowlin Owl www.scowlinowl.com Scowlin Owl are a female fronted indie-folk band, who are big on drama and vocal harmonies. Singers Nina, Karina and Yvonne share who sings the lead melody, but weave harmonies around each other, creating a fresh, surprising but unified sound. Their music is an original mix of indie, rock and folk. The band have been playing in and around London for the past two years, played Wilderness festival in 2013 and Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2014. Scowlin Owl is Nina Lovelace (vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, flute), Yvonne Bordon (vocals, electric guitar), Karina Zakri (vocals, bass), and Piergiorgio Ciarla (drums). The Owls' debut EP, 'These Strange Companions' was released in 2013 to great reviews and BBC radio play. Plus support from: Blank Bibleswww.facebook.com/blankbibles Jamie Crawfordwww.facebook.com/jamiecrawfordmusic

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Vena Portae (featuring Emily Barker)

on Fri, 29 Aug 2014 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette doors 7pm

https://soundcloud.com/venaportae Tickets £12 in advance. £14 door. Available also from Launderette. Doors 7.00pm. Support 7.50pm and headline 8.30pm. Limited Seating. Licenced premises. About Venae Portae Vena Portae are an Anglo-Swedish alt-folk band, comprised of BAFTA award-winning singer songwriter Emily Barker, songwriter and performer Dom Coyote, and Swedish producer and multi-instrumentalist Ruben Engzell. Vena Portae's eponymous debut album draws the listener into an epic journey of love, loss, memory and longing. From the heady alt-pop highs of 'Flames', 'Fury' and 'Summer Kills', to the dark, atmospheric depths of 'Turning Key' and 'Transatlantic', this is an album that is atmospheric, moving and irresistible. The album is due for release on 18th August and features stunning lead single 'Summer Kills', which is remixed by Swedish indie legend Peter Morén (lead singer of Peter, Bjorn and John). As the band puts it 'Summer Kills' is A song about longing, about a broken past and an uncertain future. A song about regret and vain hopes. A song about love. "Vena Portae" means "vein portal" in Latin; it's a short vein that carries blood to the liver. The band were inspired by ideas of roads, rivers, veins, portals, creative openings, connections between people, places and life force. In the winter of 2012, Vena Portae found themselves in the tiny, snowed-in Swedish town of Mölnbo just outside Stockholm. They built a make shift studio, full to the rafters with analogue equipment, spring reverbs, electric guitars, banjos, pianos and an array of weird and wonderful instruments. Over the space of a month, they recorded a treasure trove of songs, inspired by heartbreak, passion, and intrigue, which together make up the album Vena Portae. Emily Barker is the BAFTA award-winning writer and performer of the theme to BBC TV crime drama Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh. With her band The Red Clay Halo, she also provided the atmospheric theme to highly acclaimed noir thriller The Shadow Line. Emily Barker and The Red Clay Halo have released four critically acclaimed albums, toured extensively over the world, performed alongside friend and collaborator Frank Turner at the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony and recently released their album 'Dear River' in the UK on Linn Records to critical acclaim, with four and five star reviews across the board. British songwriter-theatre maker Dom Coyote is an associate artist with the world renowned Kneehigh Theatre and has performed in sold out shows with them throughout the UK, South America and the U.S. He has performed and composed for acclaimed companies such as The Royal Shakespeare Company, Art Angel and the National Theatre as well as creating his own brand of gig-theatre, mixing alt-folk, rock, world music and multimedia. Ruben Engzell is a shining light in the Swedish music scene. Working with Christian Kjellvander, Peter Morén and EP's Trailer Park to name a few, Ruben worked on ground-breaking London projects such as Future Cinema and Sona Soul before returning to his home country to set up his own studio in SoFo, the creative heart of Stockholm. Jesper Jonsson, who joins the band onstage as a live drummer/percussionist, grew up on the remote Swedish island of Gotland in the Baltic sea, before moving to Stockholm where he headed up the rhythm sections for highly regarded artists such as EP's Trailer Park, Lisa Lindal and Laakso.

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Before The Gold Rush: Under The Influence

on Fri, 29 Aug 2014 at London Sebright Arms 8pm - 11.30pm

Before The Gold Rush teams up with fellow promoter Under The Influence for a night of live folk/Americana bands featuring original music, with some classic covers thrown in for good measure.

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Kadialy Kouyate & Mansa Jaly

on Fri, 29 Aug 2014 at London Green Note Doors open 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Senegalese kora virtuoso/singer Kadialy Kouyate showcases his fleet-fingered skills on this mesmerizing instrument, complementing it with his hauntingly, darkly beautiful voice, to create a Toumani Diabate-meets-Youssou N'Dour sound." Time Out Kadialy Kouyate performs original music inspired by the West African griot repertoire. Born into the great line of Kouyate griots in Southern Senegal, Kadialy's mesmerising kora playing and singing style have been welcomed in many prestigious venues as both a soloist and in different ensembles: Royal Festival Hall, O2 Arena, Union Chapel and WOMAD amongst others. Kadialy has also done numerous radio appearances : BBC Radio 3 'World Routes', Charlie Gillett's 'World of Music', BBC World Service. European tours with the likes of Roswell Rudd's New York jazz group MALIcool with their concert at Glasgow's Tramway, accompanied by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Kadialy's association with the Afro Caribbean Music Circuit (ACMC) also gave him the opportunity to tour with up and coming African Artists. In 2008, Kadialy represented the kora for the first time at the 2do Festival Mundial Del Arpa in Paraguay. He is featured on the West One Music album Champions of Africa specially commissioned for the 2010 World Cup. Kadialy's critically acclaimed debut album Londo - selected for the fRoots November 2010 compilation CD blends the kora with cello, double bass and percussion. In 2011 an exciting new project with Baaba Maal resulted in headlining the WOMAD stage. In May 2012 Kadialy took part in a unique production of the Royal Shakespeare Company of Julius Caesar set in Africa. Directed by RSC Artistic Director Designate Gregory Doran. Kouyate has worked alongside some renowned actors such as Paterson Joseph as Brutus, Cyril Nri as Cassius, Ray Fearon as Mark Antony and Jeffery Kissoon as Caesar. They toured around the UK for six months and toured in Moscow.

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Pugwash

on Sat, 30 Aug 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Pugwash

on Sat, 30 Aug 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Steve Gibbons Band

on Sat, 30 Aug 2014 at Marsden Mechanics Hall Doors 8pm. Band 9pm

All seated around tables, Fully stocked bar with real ale.

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Vena Portae

on Sat, 30 Aug 2014 at Manchester The Castle Hotel 7.30pm

Vena Portae are an Anglo-Swedish alt-folk band, comprised of BAFTA award-winning singer songwriter Emily Barker, songwriter and performer Dom Coyote, and Swedish producer and multi-instrumentalist Ruben Engzell. Vena Portae's eponymous debut album draws the listener into an epic journey of love, loss, memory and longing. From the heady alt-pop highs of Flames and Fury, and Summer Kills, to the dark, atmospheric depths of Turning Key and Transatlantic, this is an album that is atmospheric, moving and irresistible. The album is due for release on 18 August and features stunning lead single Summer Kills, which is remixed by Swedish indie legend Peter Morén (lead singer of Peter, Bjorn and John). As the band puts it, Summer Kills is 'A song about longing, about a broken past and an uncertain future. A song about regret and vain hopes. A song about love.' 'Vena Portae' means 'vein portal' in Latin; it's a short vein that carries blood to the liver. The band were inspired by ideas of roads, rivers, veins, portals, creative openings, connections between people, places and life force. In the winter of 2012, Vena Portae found themselves in the tiny, snowed-in Swedish town of Mölnbo just outside Stockholm. They built a make shift studio, full to the rafters with analogue equipment, spring reverbs, electric guitars, banjos, pianos and an array of weird and wonderful instruments. Over the space of a month, they recorded a treasure trove of songs, inspired by heartbreak, passion, and intrigue, which together make up the album Vena Portae. Emily Barker is the BAFTA award-winning writer and performer of the theme to BBC TV crime drama Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh. With her band The Red Clay Halo, she also provided the atmospheric theme to highly acclaimed noir thriller The Shadow Line. Emily Barker and The Red Clay Halo have released four critically acclaimed albums, toured extensively over the world, performed alongside friend and collaborator Frank Turner at the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony and recently released their album Dear River in the UK on Linn Records to critical acclaim, with four- and five-star reviews across the board. British songwriter-theatre maker Dom Coyote is an associate artist with the world renowned Kneehigh Theatre and has performed in sold out shows with them throughout the UK, South America and the US. He has performed and composed for acclaimed companies such as The Royal Shakespeare Company, Art Angel and the National Theatre as well as creating his own brand of gig-theatre, mixing alt-folk, rock, world music and multimedia. Ruben Engzell is a shining light in the Swedish music scene. Working with Christian Kjellvander, Peter Morén and EP's Trailer Park to name a few, Ruben worked on ground-breaking London projects such as Future Cinema and Sona Soul before returning to his home country to set up his own studio in SoFo, the creative heart of Stockholm. Jesper Jonsson, who joins the band onstage as a live drummer/percussionist, grew up on the remote Swedish island of Gotland in the Baltic sea, before moving to Stockholm where he headed up the rhythm sections for highly regarded artists such as EP's Trailer Park, Lisa Lindal and Laakso.

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Trevor Moss & Hannah-lou At The Masonic Hall

on Sun, 31 Aug 2014 at St Leonards on Sea Masonic Hall Doors at 7.30pm

Trevor Moss & Hannah-Lou play the iconic Masonic Hall in St Leonards on Sea in support of their new album. Special guest to be confirmed. £5 in advance, £6.50 on the door. More info at www.trevormossandhannahlou.com

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Nigel Burch And The Flea Pit Orchestra

on Sun, 31 Aug 2014 at London Le Quecum Bar & Brasserie 6pm

'Flea-Pit Music' has been invigorating (and intoxicating) fans for over a decade. Once described as 'Dury induced twisted skiffle' and 'mad Cockney Wiemar Cabaret', their folk-punk sound is personified by the dark humour and acerbic social commentary by leader Burch's voice and lyrics. Manic minstrel Burch delivers original dark and gritty bittersweet ditties with wit and a vitriolic fervour that is always a memorable experience. Prepare for spit-and-sawdust vaudeville from Burch, the banjulele-bashing bard and his musical misfits-- the 'Paganini of Penge' Dylan Bates, typsy Gypsy fiddler extraordinaire and Richard Lee with lifeblood rhythms on double bass. The trio exhibits the highest level of acoustic musicianship and has performed across the UK and Europe. Hold on to your glassware! All tickets at www.wegottickets.com www.QuecumBar.co.uk Doors open at 6pm, food until 10pm. All seating allocated on arrival. £9 on the door.

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Marnhull Acoustic Sessions Presents Amanda Rheaume

on Sun, 31 Aug 2014 at Marnhull Village Hall Doors 7pm

Amanda Rheaume will being joining us all the way from the Canada for a very special gig to restart this season of Marnhull Acoustic Sessions. Support will be from our old friends Odi who are over on tour from Ireland. Please come and join this internationally flavored show.

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De Fuego

on Sun, 31 Aug 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- De Fuego is a sensational guitar duo, playing energetic instrumental flamenco and rumba-based music. The group has come a long way since coming together in 2010 and their humble beginnings as buskers in London's markets. Soon after they started to get bookings in festivals because of their upbeat style of music and in 2012 and 2013 had already headlined in various festivals and performed in major ones such as Sziget Fesztival (HU), Glastonbury Festival, Secret Garden Party, Sunrise Festivals and more. De Fuego has also played in the famous jazz club Ronnie Scotts, The Green Note and Hootananny Brixton.

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Vin Garbutt

on Mon, 1 Sep 2014 at Etton The Processed Pea 8pm start

A welcome return to the singer/songwriter/raconteur from the North East.

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White Rabbit Presents Moon Duo

on Mon, 1 Sep 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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White Rabbit Presents Moon Duo

on Mon, 1 Sep 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Brona Mcvittie And Órlaith And Brogan Mcauliffe

on Mon, 1 Sep 2014 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music Starts 8:30pm

Co:Down singer/harper Brona McVittie is lead singer for the London Lasses, but tonight performs solo with a repertoire that combines traditional songs with her own original compositions and a few undercover folk interpretations. Sisters Órlaith and Brogan McAuliffe are a Flute and Concertina duet, who were born and raised in London. Their family roots stem from Co. Kerry, Ireland as their parents hail from Killarney. With numerous All Britain and All Ireland Fleadh medals under their belts, Órlaith and Brogan can be regularly found performing at various concerts and frequenting the thriving London-session scene. ------------------------------- 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.

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Laura Holland Band. / Uk.

on Mon, 1 Sep 2014 at Oxford Jericho Tavern 8pm until 11pm

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Laura Holland Band. / Uk.

on Mon, 1 Sep 2014 at Oxford Jericho Tavern 8pm until 11pm

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Daniel Romano

on Tue, 2 Sep 2014 at Bristol The Tunnels Doors at 7.30pm

CRH Music presents Please note - entrance to venue is via. Berkeley Road, Bishopston, Bristol BS7 8HQ

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Robert Ellis

on Tue, 2 Sep 2014 at London The Islington 7:30PM

Robert Ellis is the kind of songwriter who only comes along once in a great while. With his first two albums, a promise was made. With his new record, The Lights from the Chemical Plant, that promise has been delivered and fully realized. The music, like the artist, refuses to accept the confines of a box, and burns white-­ hot from the inside out. But what seems even more striking about this record, this musician, even at a first glance, is that feeling of unyielding authenticity. With every remarkable cut, with every twist and turn, Robert's life and his experience, shine through. His days growing up in a small industrial town in Texas, his move to Houston, and now as a 25-­year-­old man, when not on the road performing around the world, living with his wife in Nashville. The Lights from the Chemical Plant, produced with great care and precision by Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Kings of Leon, Norah Jones), and recorded at Eric Masse's Casino studio in East Nashville for New West Records, is an album that has a way of grabbing you by the hand and pulling you in so that it can play with your soul. Alive with memories and innovation, you become absorbed in the world Robert paints with his smoky lyrics, his hypnotic voice, and his masterful work on the guitar. But then something happens. Something new. Something special. And it begins with the very song for which the album is named, Chemical Plant. You realize that Robert's building layer upon layer of different sounds from different places and different times. A synthesis of sounds and textures that pick you up and pull you in even deeper. R&B, bossa nova, fusion, free jazz from the rousing beat of Good Intentions to the floor stomping bluegrass anthem Sing Along, you've bought your ticket and you're in for the ride. And so it goes, the floodgates standing wide open. The quiet, unexpected feel of a jazz guitar in perfect union with a steel guitar in the ballad, Steady as the Rising Sun. And so it goes. The soulful wobble of a saxophone in Bottle of Wine, and the dreamy pedal steel that draws you into TV Song. These are songs about love gained, about love lost, about growing up in a place where nobody stands too tall for fear of being knocked down (Sing Along). These are songs about lives broken, lives healed, and moving on. As if that weren't enough, Robert gives us his interpretation of Paul Simon's classic, Still Crazy After All These Years, which is pure elegance, cut against the song Only Lies with its quiet pulse, its dusky blue lyrics, and the story of a man trying to help a friend who refuses to believe that her husband is cheating on her... Only lies can comfort you, Only lies will see you through. Just because a thing's convenient, That doesn't make it true. Only lies can comfort you. Ellis' growth as a man and musician is clear on The Lights From The Chemical Plant. And while some may call it a musical departure from his past, The Houston Chronicle best explains: Ellis doesn't place limitations on his music. Any perceived departure is just part of an ongoing creative journey. Robert Ellis, not the musician, but the author of the Los Angeles Times bestseller, City of Fire.

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Ruth Theodore + Amanda Rheaume

on Tue, 2 Sep 2014 at London Green Note Doors@ 7pm. Pls see greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ RUTH THEODORE's songs challenge and fascinate audiences with their distinctive lyricism and telling honesty. Accompanied by her dynamic 'barber-shop-blues' trio of male singers these upbeat performances exude a contagious sense of fun. Over an array of unconventional guitar tunings, a pair of hob nail boots and a brass slide, Ruth defies the norms of contemporary songwriting. Performing songs from her newest collection Ruth brings her new and truly original kind of contemporary blues into the spotlight, drawing you to the edge of your seat, daring you to dance. Ruth released her debut 'Worm Food' in 2007 followed by 'White Holes Of Mole Hills' in 2010 which was praised in The Guardian, and on BBC Radio3 and BBC 6music. In 2012 Ruth opened for grammy award winning Ani DiFranco at London's Union Chapel and in 2013 released the much anticipated 'Dear Lamp Love Moth' receiving further praise from national press and radio. Her newest collection 'Earth to Shovel' is set for a 2014 release. "Songs so quirky and unexpected that it's impossible to imagine anyoneelse performing them, following none of the more conventional stylesof song-writing. And it actually works." - The Guardian ★★★★ "Her tales leave you breathless" - MOJO ★★★★ ------------------------------------- Ottawa-based AMANDA RHEAUME, of Métis heritage is a powerful vocalist with a touch of grit and an instantly-accessible roots-pop-Americana sound. Her latest album Keep a Fire is a collection of varied songs about her ancestors that more than lives up to the tradition of epic family-of-origin albums. Amanda's style provides the perfect vehicle to get her narratives across, and will be joined by MJ Dandeneau on upright bass and Fraser Holmes on guitar and mandolin. 'Keep A Fire' recently featured in The Telegraph's top picks of country music: '10 Highlights for summer 2014' "An evocative storyteller" - Martin Chilton, The Telegraph.

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Damh The Bard At The Puppet Theatre With Special Guests Spiral Dance (australia)

on Tue, 2 Sep 2014 at Norwich Puppet Theatre Doors open 7.30pm. Music starts 8.00pm

With special guests Spiral Dance (Australia)

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The Teacups

on Wed, 3 Sep 2014 at Sheffield Shakespeare's Pub 7.30pm

We're having ourselves a little tour on the way down to Stogumber festival on the 6th September, and here is our first stop! We will be performing at Shakespeare's Public House on the evening of Wednesday the 3rd Spetember, so come on down for some songs and silliness! We will also be supported by excellent local singer Patrick Rose!

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The Teacups

on Wed, 3 Sep 2014 at Sheffield Shakespeare's Pub 7.30pm

We're having ourselves a little tour on the way down to Stogumber festival on the 6th September, and here is our first stop! We will be performing at Shakespeare's Public House on the evening of Wednesday the 3rd Spetember, so come on down for some songs and silliness! We will also be supported by excellent local singer Patrick Rose!

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Willie Watson

on Wed, 3 Sep 2014 at Bristol The Tunnels Doors at 7.30pm

CRH Music presents Please note - entrance to venue is via. Berkeley Road, Bristol BS7 8HQ

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Nigel Stonier

on Wed, 3 Sep 2014 at London Green Note Doors@ 7pm. Pls see greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nigel Stonier is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer who since the 90s has produced/written/played with a range of artists including Thea Gilmore, The Waterboys, Martha Wainwright, Joan Baez, Fairport Convention. He has co-written and produced a string or Radio hits for Thea Gilmore, including "London" which was used as the theme for the BBC TV coverage of the 2012 Olympic Games. He also produced Thea's recent Top 40 album "Regardless". Nigel has just released his 5th 'solo' album "Built For Storms", and is performing intimate acoustic gigs in promotion of the record, playing songs from all stages of his career, all this in between doing extensive national and regional radio sessions introducing his new material to the world. He is a virtuoso guitarist and piano player, an affecting vocalist, and he is also known as a witty, spontaneous live performer and a great raconteur. Best selling novelist Neil Gaiman has praised Stonier's work as "excellent...literate, and quirky in all the right ways". Fairport Convention Dave Pegg refers to him as a 'great songwriter' (Stonier composed the bands latterday anthem "The Wood And The Wire" and Q Magazine called his work 'full of crowd pleasing hooks, and always with the hint of something darker underneath'.

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Jules Rendell - The Lotusbloom Live

on Wed, 3 Sep 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Jules Rendell is best described as a 'singer-soulwriter' for her distinctive mix of acoustic and soul music. She's the kind of girl who'll put a smile of your face when you meet her in person or see her perform. With a voice likened to Esperanza Spalding, and songs sitting somewhere between John Mayer and Alicia Keys, her captivating melodies are underpinned by soulful arrangements, piano riffs and honest lyrics. Listen to Jules' debut album, The Lotusbloom and find out more at www.julesrendell.com

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Pauline Alexander.

on Thu, 4 Sep 2014 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8pm.

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The Lucy Ward Band

on Thu, 4 Sep 2014 at Lewes All Saints Arts Centre Doors at 7.30pm

Nominated for BBC Folk Singer of the Year 2014 2012 BBC Folk Horizon Award (Best Newcomer) The Lucy Ward Band is the coming together of 6 fantastic musicians, to grow and enhance the sound of Lucy's award winning material. Lucy will be joined on stage by Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow (O'Hooley and Tidow) - Piano, accordion, harmonium and vox, Steve MacLachlan (formerly from The Willows) - Percussion, Joy Gravestock - Fiddle, Sam Pegg - Bass Lucy has been touring solidly as a solo artist for 5 years now, and the forming of The Lucy Ward Band is an opportunity for her to spread her wings and try something new. Her own unique brand of performance and audience connection will remain firmly in place but for the first time 'live' you will be able to hear the strength of Lucy's musicality and her natural ability to arrange music. Or as Lucy so ably put it: 'It's all the stuff I can hear when I write a song, but don't have enough arms to play!' So there you have it! Lucy is really looking forward to cutting loose with a group of fantastic musicians and sharing her music with you. Set On The Downs Being children and grandchildren of traditional musicians (Tom & Ben Paley) and lifelong friends it was natural for us to begin playing music together. We have been immersed in the folk music and festival scene from birth, and so have a shared love for the tradition and a desire to continue and contribute to it. Our musical influence draws from our Irish, English and American roots, using four part harmonies and a range of instruments we bring our own flavour to this timeless genre.

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Lotte Mullan

on Thu, 4 Sep 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time.

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of tables. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, with priority given to diners. If you'd like a table, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- "Sublime, haunting and beautiful" BBC 6 Music "Striking, Morrissey-esque precision" Whisperin and Hollerin "Say hi to Suffolk's Joni Mitchell" Q "Exquisite" Guardian "She cuts through the ostentatious eccentricities of other female artists currently dominating the charts" Independent on Sunday "Gorgeous song-craft....goes straight to the heart" folkradio.co.uk Lotte Mullan's new single 'I Hope It Breaks Your Heart' track immediately trended on Soundcloud, hitting over 45k streams: http://smarturl.it/Lottefolkradio Recorded out in Nashville with Band of Horses 'I Hope It Breaks Your Heart' is a scathing breakup anthem delivered with a gritty blend of alt-country and British indie rock that Mullan calls a "trans-Atlantic mash-up" or, more playfully, "Anglicana". The British music press raved about Lotte Mullan's self released debut album, christening her Indie-Folk sound 'Anglicana'. Lotte spent two years on the road touring solo before packing her bags and heading to Nashville to make an album with BAND OF HORSES. In the meantime a blog she was writing about her adventures as a musician was snapped up for a book and film deal by ELTON JOHN's Rocket Pictures, LOVEFILM used her version of 'It must be love' in their ad campaign and RIDLEY SCOTT PRODUCTIONS used four of Lotte's songs to soundtrack their latest short film 'Kismet Diner' which has already had over 2 million hits on Youtube.

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The Furrow Collective

on Thu, 4 Sep 2014 at London Cecil Sharp House Doors at 7pm, start time 7.30pm

A new collective bringing together four of Scotland and England's finest folk musicians Emily Portman, Alasdair Roberts, Rachel Newton and Lucy Farrell whose outstanding musical skills are compelling both as solo artists and as part of a collective. Brandishing a notable array of instruments including guitar, harp, viola, concertina, saw and banjo, the group deliver a selection of lesser to well-known ballads powered by their style of folklore inspired storytelling.

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Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra

on Fri, 5 Sep 2014 at London Harrisons Bar 8pm - 11pm

Hailing from Newcastle upon Tyne, Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra are on a fast track to becoming a regular name on the UK's growing Americana and folk scenes. The six piece band (featuring guitars, mandolin, harmonica, accordion, double bass and drums) play an eclectic mix of Western Swing, Gypsy Jazz, Hokum Blues, Ragtime, Cajun and Country Roots and folk all mixed together with a 21st century twist and a belly of laughter which witty front man Rob Heron effortlessly manages with his between songs chit chat and interactions. With sets that includes original songs from their two albums and some old blues & Jazz gems, their infectious sound will have you singing and whistling along and feet of all ages will be tapping within seconds! In addition to Rob Heron (vocals, guitar), the white-hot six-piece comprise Ben Fitzgerald (guitar,vocals), Tom Cronin (mandolin, harmonica, vocals), Colin Nicholson (accordion, vocals), RobBlazey (double bass, vocals) and Paul Archibald (drums, kitchens utensils, piano), with themajority of the band meeting while studying Folk & Traditional Music at Newcastle University. Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra Contemporary - Western Swing - Gypsy Jazz - Cajun - Hokum Blues - Ragtime soundcloud.com/rob-heron www.teapadorchestra.co.uk

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Archie Brown, Pat Rafferty And Bradley Creswick

on Fri, 5 Sep 2014 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7.30pm

www.archiebrown.com Archie's full band, The Young Bucks continue to perform in their native North East and often make trips to London where in recent years they have shared the stage with Geno Washington and Zoot Money at the legendary 100 Club on Oxford Street. The Young Bucks have also played the main stage at Rhythm Festival (2009 and 2011), performing alongside The Proclaimers, The Beat, Toots and the Maytals and Imelda May. Archie Brown has also written music for TV, most notably the award winning series 'Something Special' and 'Barnaby Bear'. Now Archie's trio with long time musical partner Pat Rafferty is supplemented by Bradley Creswick who, as leader of the Northern Sinfonia orchestra is one of THE BEST violinists in the country often compared v favourably with Nigel Kennedy. Archie recently released an acoustic album, 'A Weakness of Mine', featuring Pat Rafferty, Ian Thompson ( of Lindisfarne ) & Bradley Creswick. A sell out Cluny 2 hosts the album launch, now watch this space. Another Roots - "NOT TO BE MISSED" gig.

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Archie Brown, Pat Rafferty And Bradley Creswick

on Fri, 5 Sep 2014 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7.30pm

www.archiebrown.com Archie's full band, The Young Bucks continue to perform in their native North East and often make trips to London where in recent years they have shared the stage with Geno Washington and Zoot Money at the legendary 100 Club on Oxford Street. The Young Bucks have also played the main stage at Rhythm Festival (2009 and 2011), performing alongside The Proclaimers, The Beat, Toots and the Maytals and Imelda May. Archie Brown has also written music for TV, most notably the award winning series 'Something Special' and 'Barnaby Bear'. Now Archie's trio with long time musical partner Pat Rafferty is supplemented by Bradley Creswick who, as leader of the Northern Sinfonia orchestra is one of THE BEST violinists in the country often compared v favourably with Nigel Kennedy. Archie recently released an acoustic album, 'A Weakness of Mine', featuring Pat Rafferty, Ian Thompson ( of Lindisfarne ) & Bradley Creswick. A sell out Cluny 2 hosts the album launch, now watch this space. Another Roots - "NOT TO BE MISSED" gig.

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Dunajska Kapelye

on Fri, 5 Sep 2014 at London Green Note Doors@ 7pm. Pls see greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- With two of the most beautiful violins you're ever likely to hear (Piotr Jordan & Flora Curzon), Dunajska Kapelye serves up authentic Gypsy and Balkan tunes that can both dazzle the listener and move them profoundly. Together with the awesome talent of Zac Gvitzman on accordion and clarinet they create a wonderful chemistry in the intimate setting of The Green Note which draws the audience into their passionate world. Please book early as this gig usually sells out.

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The Hessle Ceilidh Band

on Fri, 5 Sep 2014 at Howden The Shire Hall Doors 7.30 for 8pm

Grand Carnival Curtainraiser! The Hessle Ceilidh Band are a fantastic and unusual band with a dazzling array of instruments and a fantastic selection of tunes. They are exceptional and talented players and play a mixture of English, Irish, Scottish and European music for a great Yorkshire knees up! But the band is only half the story the other half is the caller the person who shouts the moves out and guides you through the dances we are really lucky to work with an exceptional caller who is full of energy and can get people up and enjoying themselves in no time the dances are fantastic and really help to build a party atmosphere.

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The Hessle Ceilidh Band

on Fri, 5 Sep 2014 at Howden The Shire Hall Doors 7.30 for 8pm

Grand Carnival Curtainraiser! The Hessle Ceilidh Band are a fantastic and unusual band with a dazzling array of instruments and a fantastic selection of tunes. They are exceptional and talented players and play a mixture of English, Irish, Scottish and European music for a great Yorkshire knees up! But the band is only half the story the other half is the caller the person who shouts the moves out and guides you through the dances we are really lucky to work with an exceptional caller who is full of energy and can get people up and enjoying themselves in no time the dances are fantastic and really help to build a party atmosphere.

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The Young Folk

on Fri, 5 Sep 2014 at London Surya 7:30pm

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Zoe Mulford

on Fri, 5 Sep 2014 at Stockport West Heaton Bowling, Tennis & Squash Club Music starts at 8.00pm, Doors at 7.30pm.

Transatlantic ZOE MULFORD splits her time between Pennsylvania and Manchester and has released four albums so far. a brilliant, highly original songwriter who delivers her songs with warmth and sincerity and a bit of a twinkle. - Rich Warren - WFMT-FM, Chicago RISA HALL hails from New York and was originally an actress appearing in the Broadway production of Grease. She has recently worked with highly-rated producer Nigel Stonier and has released her first cd Glass Half? a dynamic release that entertains from start to finish Fatea Magazine. Last, but by no means least, we are welcoming back LITTLE RACH. Rach played for us at 1st Friday last month, and we were so knocked out with her, we asked her back immediately. She is a huge home-grown talent, who we are sure will go on to much bigger things

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Stourbridge Folk Festival 2014

on Sat, 6 Sep 2014 at Wordsley Red House Glass Cone Gates Open 10am. Stage 1pm.

This years folk festival returns to the unique RED HOUSE GLASS CONE - after the great success of last years event! Gates open at 10am to enjoy this unique venue, with the real ale bar open from midday. First act on stage 1pm - We will have an afternoon headliner and an evening headliner - so make a day of it and be sure to catch all the acts! EARLY BIRD TICKETS Tickets will be available to purchase at the SPECIAL PRICE of £27.50 until midnight, 31st July 2014. Tickets will then be available to purchase at full price £32.50. EXTRA DAY - This year we will be hosting a FREE event on Sunday 7th September - same great venue, same real ale - with a selection of brilliant local talent, sponsored by local FM radio - 102.5 The Bridge. FRIDAY 5th SEPTEMBER 2014 This year we are launching 'COMEDY at the CONE' on the Friday night, featuring Top TV comedian and ITV 1 'SPLASH' contestant PATRICK MONAHAN, with special guests. Gates open 6:30pm. Show starts 7:30pm. Special £10 Tickets available from WeGotTickets from APRIL 1st!

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Phil Beer

on Sat, 6 Sep 2014 at Ulpha The Browfoot Room 7.30pm for 8.15pm

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Hans Theessink (nl) - Uk Tour

on Sat, 6 Sep 2014 at London Polish Jazz Cafe POSK Doors at 7.30pm (Music 8:30pm)

www.brooksbluesbar.co.uk

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Junco Partners 60's R'n'b Benefit For Macmillan Cancer Support

on Sat, 6 Sep 2014 at Knaresborough The Frazer Theatre Doors open at 7.00 pm Showtime 7.45 until 10.15

Frazer Theatre, High Street (behind Tesco), Knaresborough, HG5 0EQ Classic 60's R'n'B performed with skill, care and good humour by the North Easts Veteran R'n'B Band celebrating 50 years of R'n'B. Licensed Bar, First come first served seating and dancing in the aisles encouraged. Profits to Macmillan Cancer Support with gratitude

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Toyah: Acoustic, Up Close & Personal

on Sat, 6 Sep 2014 at Totnes South Devon Arts Centre 7.30pm

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The Furrow Collective

on Sat, 6 Sep 2014 at Maidstone The Bower House 7.30pm

The Furrow Collective delves into an obscure world of balladry at its darkest and quirkiest. At Our Next Meeting brings gems from the traditional repertoires of four of the finest folk musicians from both sides of the English/Scottish border. Daringly exposed, unaffected voices are accompanied by harp, guitar, viola, concertina, banjo, fiddle and musical saw. With a bold, improvisatory approach, their focus is to capture the raw edges and fleeting magic of narrative song, with storytelling at the centre. Emily and Alasdair are both celebrated for their original, folklore-influenced songwriting and have collaborated on several previous albums. Lucy and Rachel are bewitching solo artists, sought-after session players and long-time members of The Emily Portman Trio. Warmly accessible yet raw and uncompromising, At Our Next Meeting shows a breadth of Scottish and English folk traditions with four artists at the height of their powers.

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Willie Watson

on Sat, 6 Sep 2014 at Manchester Night & Day Cafe Doors at 7.30pm

A founder member of Old Crow Medicine Show, Willie Watson has released his first solo album. Produced by David Rawlings and appearing on Gillian Welch's Acony Records, 'Folk Singer Vol.1' features ten songs ranging from folk standards to obscure gems. Ry Cooder says In the young generation of old-time music makers, I'm putting all my money down on Willie Watson. He handles the instruments just right and sings like a cotton mill hand with no strike benefits. Take a tip from me, you can bet your shirt. More details at www.mrkite.org

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Ben Marwood

on Sat, 6 Sep 2014 at Cardiff The Full Moon 7:30pm

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Dawson And The Dissenters

on Sat, 6 Sep 2014 at Pontypool Borough Blues Club Doors at 7:30pm, band at 9:00pm

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Dawson And The Dissenters

on Sat, 6 Sep 2014 at Pontypool Borough Blues Club Doors at 7:30pm, band at 9:00pm

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Silencio - Acoustic/alternative/folk - Sept 6th

on Sat, 6 Sep 2014 at Watford Cha Cha Cha Cafe 8pm

Doors at 2000 Music at 2030. Chilli, pitta and hummus served all night Children/Students with NUS £4 on the door. £6 in advance. £8 on the door

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Silencio - Acoustic/alternative/folk - Sept 6th

on Sat, 6 Sep 2014 at Watford Cha Cha Cha Cafe 8pm

Doors at 2000 Music at 2030. Chilli, pitta and hummus served all night Children/Students with NUS £4 on the door. £6 in advance. £8 on the door

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Feldspar

on Sat, 6 Sep 2014 at Otley Courthouse 8pm

FELDSPAR London-based Feldspar sing songs of heartbreak, bitterness, anguish and redemption with smiles on their faces. At times excruciatingly hushed and desolate, at others anthemic and euphoric, this 5-piece use the full range of their instruments and voices to compelling effect, bringing to life the vivid and moving lyrics of frontman Will Green. Part of their Compass Tour, taking in North, South, East, and West of England to support the release of four new singles, their Courthouse appearance represents a homecoming for two of the band who learned their trade as teenagers on the Northern folk scene and at the Otley Folk Festival. Tickets: £10/£8 in advance, £11/£9 on the door. feldsparmusic.wordpress.com

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Feldspar

on Sat, 6 Sep 2014 at Otley Courthouse 8pm

FELDSPAR London-based Feldspar sing songs of heartbreak, bitterness, anguish and redemption with smiles on their faces. At times excruciatingly hushed and desolate, at others anthemic and euphoric, this 5-piece use the full range of their instruments and voices to compelling effect, bringing to life the vivid and moving lyrics of frontman Will Green. Part of their Compass Tour, taking in North, South, East, and West of England to support the release of four new singles, their Courthouse appearance represents a homecoming for two of the band who learned their trade as teenagers on the Northern folk scene and at the Otley Folk Festival. Tickets: £10/£8 in advance, £11/£9 on the door. feldsparmusic.wordpress.com

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My Darling Clementine

on Sat, 6 Sep 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm Cheating hearts, broken relationships, great swinging stomps and aching love songs. With bleak humour and black hearts My Darling Clementine with be rocking along with a four piece band delivering a great mix of country classics and terrific original songs. CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUBMEMBERS ONLY

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My Darling Clementine

on Sat, 6 Sep 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm Cheating hearts, broken relationships, great swinging stomps and aching love songs. With bleak humour and black hearts My Darling Clementine with be rocking along with a four piece band delivering a great mix of country classics and terrific original songs. CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUBMEMBERS ONLY

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From The Usa, The Bob Malone Band

on Sun, 7 Sep 2014 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors 7pm, show starts 8pm

Los Angeles based BOB MALONE plays keyboards with rock legend John Fogerty, and continues a long running and successful solo career. His sound is a one-of-a-kind hybrid of blues, rock, and New Orleans R&B, delivered with high-energy piano virtuosity and a voice all his own. He plays over 100 shows a year across the globe, and has played with or opened for Bruce Springsteen, Rickie Lee Jones, The Neville Brothers, Rev. Al Green, Dr. John and many others. Bob is a regular at the prestigious WWOZ Piano Night at House of Blues in New Orleans, featured along with piano legends like Marcia Ball and Henry Butler. As keyboard player on the new John Fogerty album 'Wrote A Song For Everyone', Bob plays on a brand new Fogerty tune, a revamped 'Lodi', and John's duets with Bob Seger, Miranda Lambert, and Keith Urban. Bob's TV appearances with John Fogerty include The Late Show With David Letterman and The View. His own music is heard regularly on Dr. Phil, Entertainment Tonight and The Rachel Ray Show. Malone's six CDs have earned Top-20 spots on the Living Blues, Roots Music Report and Earshot radio charts, and are played on stations worldwide, including Sirius/XM's Bluesville, and NPR favourites Car Talk, Acoustic Café, and Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour. 'John Fogerty's five-man backup band was slouch-free with the show-stealer trophy going to a shaggy-haired Bob Malone.' - EDMONTON JOURNAL 'Dazzling.' - THE BOSTON GLOBE 'For all his considerable chops, Malone is a showman first and foremost...Malone pounded the piano and belted out vocals with the fervour of a man on fire.' - L.A. VILLAGE VIEW

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Willie Watson

on Sun, 7 Sep 2014 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30pm

Acony Records owned by Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings is proud to announce the debut solo album from Willie Watson, Folk Singer Vol. 1, out now and available everywhere. One time member of The Old Crow Medicine Show his debut album is produced by David Rawlings, the album features ten songs, from folk standards to obscure gems. check him out on you tube

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Acoustic Strawbs

on Sun, 7 Sep 2014 at Swansea The Scene 7.30pm

Legendary English Folk Rock Band

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Sean Taylor

on Sun, 7 Sep 2014 at Preston The Continental 8pm

Sean Taylor has rapidly grown to be one of the hottest new names in the UK blues/acoustic scene. His incredible passion for performance, sheer talent and songwriting of the highest calibre is a testament to his frequent comparisons with John Martyn and Tom Waits.

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Grey Wolf

on Sun, 7 Sep 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Grey Wolf is an Oldtime/Americana trio from Shropshire UK, featuring Jim Allen on banjo (Friends of American Old Time Music), Martin Thomas on voice, guitar/mandolin (Penny Priest/Shrewsbury Folk Fest) and Ben Walsh on Fiddle/Mandolin (Deep Elem). Enjoy an unique blend of lively session tunes and moving folk songs from this quality outfit, as they join us fresh from their performance at these year's Moseley Folk Festival.

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The Stray Birds

on Sun, 7 Sep 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7.30pm

Raised within a few miles of farmland from each other in Pennsylvania, Maya de Vitry and Oliver Craven first shared a song in January 2010 and the nucleus of The Stray Birds was formed. They took America by storm last year having ended 2012 with One of the top ten Folk/Americana albums of the year, according to the NPR Music Awards. With their acoustic feel, marvellous songwriting and superlative playing, the Stray Birds are forging a leading name for themselves in the world of Americana music. They were stars at this year's Celtic Connections and they arrive back in the UK fresh from an appearance at the big Tonder Festival in Denmark. When the next full-length album comes out, we'll see them elevated into a kind of folk/bluegrass superstardom Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

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The Stray Birds

on Sun, 7 Sep 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7.30pm

Raised within a few miles of farmland from each other in Pennsylvania, Maya de Vitry and Oliver Craven first shared a song in January 2010 and the nucleus of The Stray Birds was formed. They took America by storm last year having ended 2012 with One of the top ten Folk/Americana albums of the year, according to the NPR Music Awards. With their acoustic feel, marvellous songwriting and superlative playing, the Stray Birds are forging a leading name for themselves in the world of Americana music. They were stars at this year's Celtic Connections and they arrive back in the UK fresh from an appearance at the big Tonder Festival in Denmark. When the next full-length album comes out, we'll see them elevated into a kind of folk/bluegrass superstardom Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

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The Stray Birds

on Sun, 7 Sep 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7.30pm

Raised within a few miles of farmland from each other in Pennsylvania, Maya de Vitry and Oliver Craven first shared a song in January 2010 and the nucleus of The Stray Birds was formed. They took America by storm last year having ended 2012 with One of the top ten Folk/Americana albums of the year, according to the NPR Music Awards. With their acoustic feel, marvellous songwriting and superlative playing, the Stray Birds are forging a leading name for themselves in the world of Americana music. They were stars at this year's Celtic Connections and they arrive back in the UK fresh from an appearance at the big Tonder Festival in Denmark. When the next full-length album comes out, we'll see them elevated into a kind of folk/bluegrass superstardom Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

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Paul Downes And Mick Ryan

on Sun, 7 Sep 2014 at Southport Park Golf Club Doors from 7pm and music from 8pm

Strong vocals with guitar and banjo - witty and wicked humour. Trad. modern and own-writes from Mick.

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The Furrow Collective

on Sun, 7 Sep 2014 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

The Furrow Collective - Rachel Newton, Lucy Farrell, Emily Portman and Alasdair Roberts Voices, guitar, harp, viola, concertina, saw and banjo. This new collective brings together four of the finest, award winning musicians on the UK folk scene and delves into the obscure world of balladry at its darkest and quirkiest. Each singer airs lesser-known gems from their traditional repertoire with an eclectic backing of harp, guitar, viola, concertina, banjo, musical saw and rousing harmonies. With a bold, improvisatory approach, their common focus is to capture the raw edges and fleeting magic of ballads, with storytelling taking centre stage. Emily and Alasdair are both known for their original, folklore-influenced songwriting, and, often finding themselves on the same bills they struck up a musical friendship, sharing stages and collaborating on each others albums. Lucy and Rachel are both bewitching solo artists in their own right as well as being sought-after session players and long-time collaborators with Emily Portman in her trio. The collective will be releasing an album in February 2014 on Furrow Records. Individual biographies: Alasdair Roberts is a critically-acclaimed musician (primarily a singer, guitarist, writer/composer of songs and interpreter of traditional ballads) raised in rural Perthshire and now based in Glasgow, Scotland. Between 1995 and 2000 he fronted the avant-folk ensemble Appendix Out and since 2000 he has released several albums of music under his own name featuring a wide array of collaborators, on the Drag City label of Chicago, Illinois, with whom he has a long-standing working partnership. He has also collaborated with film makers, poets and puppeteers and has toured is music widely internationally (in UK, Europe, North America and Australia). Described by music journalist Colin Irwin as 'one of Britain's most singular and original talents', he is perhaps the only musician to have graced the front covers of publications dedicated to folk/traditional music (fRoots) and experimental/avant-garde music (The Wire), the latter of which described his most recent release A Wonder Working Stone as 'the sound of new music and new myths being hewn from folk's stone.' Emily Portman is a singer, writer and concertina player originating from Glastonbury and hailed 'one of the new British folk scene's most beguiling presences' (Uncut). Her BBC Folk award-winning album 'Hatchling' is described as Marvellous (The Observer) 'Eerily magnificent' (fROOTS) and One of the year's most distinctive folk releases (Songlines). With her debut album 'The Glamoury' also gaining her two BBC Folk Award nominations, Emily is fast gaining a reputation for her 'remarkable and original' songwriting (The Observer) that draws on fairytales, ballads and folklore. Not only has her music propelled Emily onto the front cover of fRoots, she has received widespread international radio-play and tours the UK extensively alongside Lucy Farrell (viola) and Rachel Newton (harp). Rachel Newton, singer,harpist and fiddle player with The Shee and The Emily Portman Trio, is a highly sought-after musician, known for her prowess on both the acoustic and the electric harp and her singing in both Gaelic and English. Nominated for 'Album of the Year' in Scots Trad Music Awards, Newton's debut'The Shadow Side' showcases Rachel's own compositions alongside an original selection of ballads and contemporary songs. Lucy Farrell began lulling the folk scene with her rich and honeyed voice when she left her Kent home to study the Folk and Traditional Music course in Newcastle in 2004. Since then, her exploration of traditional and contemporary song has touched the hearts of audiences well beyond the folk world, her beguiling and crystal clear singing style crafting stories with spellbinding skill. Her talent for song writing is also gaining recognition; her melancholic and heartbreaking To The Boy, which she recorded with duo partner Jonny Kearney on The North Farm Sessions EP, featured in Ian Fitzgibbon's 2011 film Death of a Superhero. With Kearney, Farrell has been nominated for two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. A versatile musician on fiddle, viola, and musical saw, Farrell is in popular demand as a session player, and can be seen performing regularly in The Emily Portman Trio. 'a quietly triumphant set' **** 4 stars The Guardian 'A mouth-watering collaboration' **** 4 Stars Mojo 'One of the finest collaborative albums of the past few years' Folk Radio UK

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My Sweet Patootie

on Mon, 8 Sep 2014 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

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My Sweet Patootie

on Mon, 8 Sep 2014 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

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Red Bird Sky Album Launch

on Mon, 8 Sep 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Red Bird Sky proudly launch their new album, 'The Unravelling' in their home city. Produced by Nigel Stonier (Thea Gilmore, The Waterboys), the album is a joyously eclectic celebration of life that manages to acknowledge the darker edges. At the core of Red Bird Sky lies the song writing of founding duo, Bernie Maguire and Mike Seal, who continue to grow and develop together to create songs of great depth and beauty. Bernie's sweet, yet mature voice, melodic instincts and searching lyrics combine with Mike's wonderful, virtuoso guitar playing, to elevate their songs to a truly special place. Joined by the full band this promises to be a gig to remember

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Pete Molinari

on Tue, 9 Sep 2014 at London The Lexington 7:00PM

Pete Molinari's fourth album 'Theosophy' sits at that point where, as Muddy Waters put it, the blues had a baby and they called it rock 'n' roll. Here soul, country, blues and rockabilly collide in perfect symbiosis. The songs tell tales of life, love, literature and compact the singer/songwriter's many decades of musical influences and his globe-spanning, wandering lifestyle down into a collection that is as uplifting as it lush, as classic-sounding as it is contemporary-minded. Simply put it is the spirit of rock 'n' roll distilled down and delivered in neat shots. This spirit is there in the Southern fried spiritual of 'What I Am I Am' and the stomping, shimmying sounds of 'Evangeline', which conjures images of the Beatles reeling down the Reeperbahn at 3am, their heads full of purple hearts. It's there in the fragile Roky Erickson-esque country of 'Dear Marie' and 'Look To The Wind', or the early Stones strut and warm sun-baked Cornershop-style melodies of 'I Got It All Indeed'. The evolution of 'Theosophy' has taken in discussions and/or Pre-Production sessions throughout 2011 and 2012 with a variety of friends and cohorts including Vincent Gallo, Andrew Weatherall, The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach - with whom Pete has collaborated - Liam Watson, whose Toe Rag Studio has been home to previous recordings, and Grammy award winning producer/mixer Tchad Blake, whose roll call includes everyone from RZA to T-Bone Burnett to Tom Waits. 'Theosophy' marks a break from Pete Molinari's past in all ways. After three perfectly formed and critically acclaimed albums it seems him embracing new collaborations and new ideas. Inspiration has come from unexpected sources, including The Theosophical Society, an organization formed in 1875 to promote an understanding of the Esoteric Teachings, and whose interest spans science, mysticism, religion and the arts. Ideas and songs are the anchor for Pete Molinari. Chatham born and bred, his Maltese, Italian and Egyptian blood, sartorially sharp style and early love for the work of Billie Holliday, Jack Kerouac, Coltrane and Leadbelly set him apart from his peers. After doing hundreds of menial jobs he gravitated to New York's Greenwich Village where, like forefathers Dylan, Guthrie and Ochs before him he cut his teeth in the clubs and bars. Recognizing that music is measured not be Youtube hits or Tumblr followers but by road miles and friendships made - Pete's steady rise has been one song, one gig at a time. Dues have been paid, though he baulks at the word 'career'; this is more than that. This is a way of life. His return to England saw him begin his recording career in earnest in 2006, with early reviews noting that if Jim Jarmusch and David Lynch conspired to create the perfect walk-on stranger in an imaginary cinematic collaboration, it would look and sound like Pete Molinari. In a time when authentic is an increasingly amorphous concept, and the epithet troubadour wrongly applied to any young pup with a travel card, Pete Molinari's music inspires many. I'm slightly uncomfortable with the term singer/songwriter, he laughs. Once it used to suggest a romantic, gypsy spirit or a wandering balladeer music made by those with the souls of poets - but now it can mean anyone with a guitar. So now when people ask what type of music I play I say only half joking that I'm a singer of ballads and Neopolitan love songs. Those in the know know and without the fanfare of hype, Pete can count among his fans amongst others - Bruce Springsteen, Ray Davies, Paul Weller, Jools Holland, Bob Dylan, Richard Hawley, The Black Keys and Elvis Presley's backing band The Jordanaires, with who Molinari recorded in Nashville in 2009. Simply put he has risen to become one of Britain's finest country, blues and rock 'n' roll singer.

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Andrew Combs

on Tue, 9 Sep 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, See Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Andrew Combs is a songwriter, guitarist, and singer who lives in Nashville. Originally from Dallas, Combs is inspired by the great tradition of Texas songwriting exemplified by Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, and Mickey Newbury. Following the success of the 2010 EP Tennessee Time, Coin Records released the 7-inch single Big Bad Love in May 2012 and Combs' debut full-length album, Worried Man, on October 30, 2012. The new album caps off a busy year for Combs who signed as a staff writer with Razor & Tie Music Publishing in July 2012. Combs was also tapped to play the 2012 Americana Music Association festival and has played and toured with Shovels & Rope, Jonny Corndawg, Caitlin Rose, Houndmouth, Robert Ellis, and Jason Isbell. While Tennessee Time displayed a decidedly Nashville sound, Worried Man draws on a folk-rock sound galvanized by the reemergence of authentic American music coming from bands like L.A.'s Dawes. The album was co-produced by Mike Odmark and features guest appearances from Caitlin Rose and Nikki Lane, along with the core band of Jeremy Fetzer, Spencer Cullum, Jr., Michael Rinne, Micah Hulscher, and Jon Radford. Equal parts rough-and-ready Chicago blues, Planet Waves-era Dylan, and vintage Nashville folk, Combs' live show has often been described as Merle Haggard's stripped-down country rock meets the tightly wound garage punk of Detroit's The MC5. In short, they call it country soul swag, and you should too. Combs is also part of a Nashville renaissance in country-folk music that stems from the slicked-up rural country gems of Justin Townes Earle and the close-knit indie folk-rock of Caitlin Rose. Searching through this puzzle you might also find an answer to why Jack White operates a '50s-inspired record shop and recording studio in Nashville and why the city has a buzzing punk scene. Maybe you'd even stumble into Combs and his band getting wild and fuzzy at a house party. Or maybe you'll see Combs soloon stage and alone as all hellsinging songs that have prompted middle-aged women to ask him, Are you gonna be alright? Well, the Texas lad is just fine, thank you, and we think you'll agree when you hear more of the sounds that are coming out of this East Nashville hotbed of dusty country soul, done up right. Just when you think you've heard the best of the up-and-coming Americana stars, along comes one whose music almost takes your breath away.Nancy Dunham, No Depression "[Andrew Combs] embodies the best qualities of Nashville's ever expanding talent poolSeal L. Maloney, American Songwriter Texas troubadour smirk, bluesy country melodies and a Southern-steeped lyricism that recalls Townes Van Zandt and Guy ClarkMarissa Moss, The Nashville Scene "Andrew Combs brought the charm. With his long hair and his dry, deadpan wit, he had an easy-going Tim Riggins-reading-a-Merle-Haggard-biography-while-drinking-beer-in-a-hammock demeanor, and his songs reveled in classic country tropes, particularly those of the rule-breaking, vaguely rebellious nature."CMJ

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Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra

on Tue, 9 Sep 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Hailing from Newcastle Upon Tyne, Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra play their own brand of Western Swing, Blues, Gypsy Jazz and Country, or North Eastern Swing as they've coined it. Their style is more eclectic than most, influenced by early 20th century American music, with the addition of razor-sharp solos, great arrangements and original songs; their music harks back to a golden age whilst staying perfectly modern. The songs are penned by Rob Heron, a crazy fool for country music and a full time dandy-cowboy. His songs are full of character, satire, and good old fashion hollerin'. The band, an hot six-piece, features Ben Fitzgerald (guitar), Tom Cronin (mandolin), Colin Nicholson (accordion), Rob Blazey (double bass) and Paul Archibald (drums).

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Tiny Ruins

on Tue, 9 Sep 2014 at Guildford The Keep 7pm

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Doug Macleod

on Wed, 10 Sep 2014 at Aldershot West End Centre 8.00pm

Doors at 7.00pm Show starts at 8.00pm

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Angus Lyon's '3g' And Duncan Lyall's 'infinite Reflections'

on Wed, 10 Sep 2014 at London St Pancras Old Church Doors open 7:30pm, Live Music Starts 8:00pm

Two of Scotland's finest composers, Angus Lyon and Duncan Lyall, embark on a double bill tour of '3G' and 'Infinite Reflections' which orginated as Celtic Connections Commissions in 2011 and 2012 respectively. In 2013 both Angus and Duncan combined their musical talents and bands to launch their albums of the commissions in a double bill concert at Celtic Connections Festival. This tour is the first live performances outwith Celtic Connections Festival. The concert features 9 of Scotland's top musicians these being Angus Lyon (Blazin Fiddles), Duncan Lyall (Treacherous Orchestra, Kate Rusby), Patsy Reid, Innes Watson (Treacherous Orchestra), Fraser Fifield, Ali Hutton (Treacherous Orchestra, Ross Ainslie & Jarlath Henderson), Alyn Cosker (Scottish National Jazz Orchestra), Iain Sandilands and Chas MacKenzie.

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Steven James Adams (singing Adams / Broken Family Band)

on Wed, 10 Sep 2014 at Manchester Takk 7.30pm

Steven James Adams has announced details of the release of his debut solo album. House Music will be released through The State 51 Conspiracy on Monday 1 September. Recorded primarily at Steven's house in Walthamstow, with further sessions taking place at co-producer Neil Rogers' Cambridge studio and elsewhere, House Music draws on a wealth of influences without ever sounding second-hand. House Music was originally conceived as a stripped-back home recording, but soon grew into something more textured and far-reaching, showcasing both Adams's songwriting prowess and his perceptive lyrics. The cover features an original work by acclaimed artist Dan Hillier. With musical contributions from Vancouver 's JUNO Award-winning Dan Mangan, rising stars John Smith and Emily Barker, Justin Young of The Vaccines and Scottish musical luminaries Martin Green (from three-time BBC Folk Award winners Lau) and Inge Thomson, and more, the resulting record is ambitious, beautifully conceived and graceful. House Music is Steven's first 'solo' album. He started out in 2001 as frontman and principal songwriter in the much-lauded Broken Family Band - who released seven albums over the course of eight years and more recently released two albums with his band Singing Adams. Steven plays this intimate solo show in support of this debut solo album. Takk is an excellent new Icelandic-inspired coffee house on the edge of the Northern Quarter.

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Hans Theesink

on Wed, 10 Sep 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7.30pm

Hans Theessink, a modern troubadour and one of the busiest people on the international blues-circuit today, plays heartfelt blues & roots music at a high emotional and technical level. He takes his audience on a trip through a mix of Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Folk, Roots and Gospel - making a celebration of infectious 'handmade' music. He is one of the world's pre-eminent blues pickers and his warm baritone is the perfect accompaniment to his fine playing. One helluva guitar player Bo Diddley

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Hans Theesink

on Wed, 10 Sep 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7.30pm

Hans Theessink, a modern troubadour and one of the busiest people on the international blues-circuit today, plays heartfelt blues & roots music at a high emotional and technical level. He takes his audience on a trip through a mix of Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Folk, Roots and Gospel - making a celebration of infectious 'handmade' music. He is one of the world's pre-eminent blues pickers and his warm baritone is the perfect accompaniment to his fine playing. One helluva guitar player Bo Diddley

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Hans Theesink

on Wed, 10 Sep 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7.30pm

Hans Theessink, a modern troubadour and one of the busiest people on the international blues-circuit today, plays heartfelt blues & roots music at a high emotional and technical level. He takes his audience on a trip through a mix of Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Folk, Roots and Gospel - making a celebration of infectious 'handmade' music. He is one of the world's pre-eminent blues pickers and his warm baritone is the perfect accompaniment to his fine playing. One helluva guitar player Bo Diddley

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Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston

on Wed, 10 Sep 2014 at London Cecil Sharp House Doors at 7pm, start time 7.30pm

Miranda (of Show of Hands fame) and Rex have emerged to become one of the most sought after duos on the English folk and roots scene. The striking combination of Miranda's double bass playing and her remarkable voice, coupled with Rex's mandolin prowess, creates a unique sound. Catch them on the London leg of a UK tour, showcasing acclaimed new album Sing A Full Song.

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Before The Gold Rush @ The Haberdashery, Crouch End

on Wed, 10 Sep 2014 at London The Haberdashery Doors 7.15pm, Music starts 8pm.

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

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Before The Gold Rush @ The Haberdashery, Crouch End

on Wed, 10 Sep 2014 at London The Haberdashery Doors 7.15pm, Music starts 8pm.

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

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Altan

on Thu, 11 Sep 2014 at London Cecil Sharp House Doors open 7:00pm, Live music starts 7:30pm

No Irish traditional band in the last dozen years has had a wider impact on audiences and music lovers throughout the world than Altan. With their exquisitely produced award-winning recordings, ranging dynamically from the most sensitive and touching old Irish songs all the way to hard hitting reels and jigs, and with their heartwarming, dynamic live performances, Altan have moved audiences from Donegal to Tokyo to Seattle. Throughout, there has been the unwavering commitment of the band to bringing the beauty of traditional music, particularly that of the Donegal fiddlers and singers, to contemporary audiences in a way that brings out all its qualities and destroys none. In fact, Altan have always believed that Irish traditional music is a modern music in every sense and its growing influence and popularity have proved them right.

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"buzz Hawkins" The Voice Of "the Bradshaws" @ The Hungry Horse Folk Club

on Thu, 11 Sep 2014 at Ellesmere Port Whitby Sports & Social Club Start 8-15pm until just after 11pm

Singer/Comedian/Musician BUZZ is best known for his voice on BBC local radio and in particular in this area - the Billy Butler afternoon programme on Radio Merseyside. 'Alf, Audrey & Billy Bradshaw's' voices are all played by Buzz whom he portrays in a magical manner that takes you back to 'when you were a kid'. His show is not all 'Bradshaws' though as he is a very talented singer and musician and as you would expect can tell a tale or two. We saw him at Maghull Folk Club last year and he went down a storm. Please book your tickets early. Whatever you do, don't miss this night.

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Edwina Hayes

on Thu, 11 Sep 2014 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

With her international reputation for beautifully written songs, choice covers, charming stage presence and angelic vocals, Edwina is a local lass made good, and as Fairport Convention's winter tour guest this year she has gained even more fans. Folk/Americana at its finest from what Nanci Griffith calls the sweetest voice in England.

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Edwina Hayes

on Thu, 11 Sep 2014 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

With her international reputation for beautifully written songs, choice covers, charming stage presence and angelic vocals, Edwina is a local lass made good, and as Fairport Convention's winter tour guest this year she has gained even more fans. Folk/Americana at its finest from what Nanci Griffith calls the sweetest voice in England.

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Tibetan Monks

on Thu, 11 Sep 2014 at Bridgwater Arts Centre 8pm

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Whitetop Mountain Band

on Thu, 11 Sep 2014 at The B-Bar @ The Barbican Theatre 8.00pm

The Whitetop Mountain Band is a family-based band from the highest mountains of Virginia. Whitetop, Virginia is an area rich in the old time music tradition; this band has deep roots in mountain music. The members have done much to preserve the Whitetop region's style of old time fiddling and banjo picking and are legendary musicians and teachers of the style. At the same time, Whitetop Mountain Band shows are very versatile and entertaining containing everything from fiddle/banjo instrumentals to powerful solos and harmony vocals on blues, classic country, honky tonk, traditional bluegrass numbers, old timey ballads, originals, and four part mountain gospel songs. Shows also include flat foot dancing. The band is well known for their high energy and charisma on stage. The Whitetop Mountain Band is one of the most popular dance bands of the Appalachian Mountains. They have a great following at square dances all over Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky at venues like the Carter Family Fold. The band has also performed at all sorts of venues throughout the United States from festivals to concerts, competitions, and colleges. The Smithsonian Folklife Festival, National Folklife Festival, World Music Institute in NYC, Carter Family Festival, Dock Boggs Festival, World Fair, Virginia Arts Festival, Floydfest, Ola Belle Reed Festival and Merlefest are a few of the many festivals the band has performed at. They recently were featured on the NCTA Crooked Road Music tour of California, Nevada, Oregon, and Idaho in October 2007. In September 2007, Members also toured the United Kingdom and Ireland playing the Cornish Bluegrass Festival and Open House Festival along with venues through England, Wales, and Ireland. In January 2008, members of the band also played at the Illawarra Folk Festival and Tamworth Country Music Festival in New South Wales, Australia. The band has also taught and been master musicians/dancers for workshops and classes in fiddle, banjo, guitar, vocals, and dance all over the US. Some of these include Swannanoa Gathering in Asheville, NC, Cowan Creek Music School in KY, Mountain Music School in Big Stone Gap, and Mt. Rogers Combined School. Thornton and Martha also participated in the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Master/Apprenticeship Program in Old Time Fiddling. The band has also won many awards throughout the years at competitions and fiddlers conventions like Fiddlers Grove, Galax Old Time Fiddlers Convention, Sugar Grove, Jefferson, Fairview Battle of the Bands, Laurel Bloomery, etc. They have over a hundred ribbons/trophies altogether in band, fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, folk song, duet singing, and dancing awards. In 2012, they received a bill passed by the State Senate and House for their contribution to Virginia mountain music. The Whitetop Mountain Band also won ACMA Old Time Entertainers of the Year in 2013. The band currently has recordings on the Arhoolie Record Label and Virginia Foundation of the Humanities. The band has also been recorded by JuneAppal, Heritage and been on compilations for Rounder Records. The Whitetop Mountain Band has been featured in many books, magazines, and tv/radio shows about Appalachian music such as The Guide to the Crooked Road, A Hotbed of Musicians, Strings of Life, In Good Keeping, Country Music Television, Travel Channel, PBS, Old Time Herald, and many tv news and radio programs. Current lineup The Whitetop Mountain Band is still carried on today by Thornton Spencer on fiddle, and Emily Spencer on banjo and vocals along with their multi-instrumentalist and dancing daughter, Martha Spencer, Ersel Fletcher on guitar/vocals, Debbie Bramer on bass, and Jackson Cunningham on mandolin/vocals.

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The Local Presents Tiny Ruins

on Thu, 11 Sep 2014 at Bristol The Grain Barge 7:30pm

TINY RUINS released their second album, Brightly Painted One, on 5th May. The album is their first since signing with Bella Union in the UK/Europe. Formed as a solo project in 2009 by songwriter HOLLIE FULLBROOK, the band now includes bassist Cass Basil and drummer Alexander Freer. While continuing to be based in their native New Zealand, Tiny Ruins has spent much of the past three years touring throughout Australia, Europe & the US, opening for artists such as Beach House, Joanna Newsom, Fleet Foxes, Father John Misty, The Handsome Family and Calexico. Lyrically ambiguous and poignant, the songs roughly follow in the traditions of folk and blues that Fullbrook has drawn on in the past, engaging moods both hopeful and world-weary. Yet there is more of an expansive approach to this album - where debut Some Were Meant for Sea presented a host of characterful vignettes, Brightly Painted One follows a journey, cyclical and whole, with tones falling between dream pop and folk-blues. While still retaining a minimalist approach, this sophomore release is layered and shaped with an array of brass, percussion and strings. The arrangements are lush and fully-realized, with the warm fuzz of hammond and rhodes keyboards, subtle string parts and electric guitar jangles and thrums. Brightly Painted One was recorded with engineer Tom Healy over several months in an underground warren of passageways and small rooms known as 'The Lab', in Auckland, the band's hometown. The writing of these songs spans roughly three years, growing out of Fullbrook's varied life of touring, working when home, relationships and everyday observation. From the mountain walks of She'll Be Coming 'Round, the roof-tops of White Sheet Lightning and the street corners of Reasonable Man, the songs document the stasis and the movement of life; of persevering its humour and mystery.

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Nottingham Folkus Presents Moirai + Jenny Bell + Marc Block Trio

on Thu, 11 Sep 2014 at Nottingham The Guitar Bar Doors 8pm

Newly-formed trio Moirai displays the combined talents of multi-instrumentalist Jo Freya (Blowzabella, Token Women and more), Sarah Matthews (Cupola) on fiddle and viola, and Melanie Biggs (All Blacked Up) on melodeons, and all their voices. A stunning collaboration guaranteed to make you smile and sing along. Jenny Bell is a stalwart of the local folk scene, a singer and player of many-stringed instruments, notably the lute. A fine voice and engaging delivery bring to life the stories she sings. Marc Block Trio once again host the evening, with some lush harmony singing and jaunty tunes.

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Voodoo Kitchen At The Prince Albert

on Thu, 11 Sep 2014 at Brighton Prince Albert Doors 7.30pm Start 8.30pm

:Voodoo Kitchen at The Prince Albert Voodoo Kitchen brings its own particular take on Cajun and Country music to Brighton iconic music venue! Brightons own The Professor David Minns will join The Voodoo Kitchen House Band Bob Brookes: Vocals & Harmonica Late of The Desperate Dan Band brings a bluesy edge to this line up Jon Wigg: Fiddle,Mandolin and Pipes etc Talented multi instrumentalist Jon taking time from his many projects to add sweet strings to this ensemble. Trevor Grant: Guitars and vocals Legendary country picker from The Hicksville band Ian McIlroy:Cajun Accordians Brings an unmistakable ribs and wings southern flavour to the party. Jeremy Sherman Dobro & Lap Steel wizard. Jim Bryan Bass Marianne Hiller Brook Percussion It might be a Thursday but it will feel like a Saturday night! Lovely tell yer mum!

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Rafael Valim - Recital - Classics Of Brazilian Guitar In The Thames Tunnel Shaft

on Thu, 11 Sep 2014 at London Brunel Museum Concert starts at 7.30pm

With special participation of Sylvia Hoffmann (vocals). Brazilian music may be known worldwide, but rarely does one have a chance to witness instrumental performances for solo guitar. Rafael Valim, a talented guitarist from São Paulo, will explore classical themes by composers such as Garoto, Dilermando Reis, João Pernambuco and Canhoto, among others, taking you on a musical trip that you are unlikely to forget. A versatile musician, Rafael's unique style merges the richly eloquent classical fingering technique with delicate-sounding melodies and elaborate chords. When playing, he elegantly glides between different musical genres, interpreting the compositions with great sensitivity and emotion. The Thames Tunnel Shaft is below ground. The air is cool so please dress warmly. We regret no wheelchair access is available.

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Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston

on Fri, 12 Sep 2014 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8.00pm

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Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston

on Fri, 12 Sep 2014 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8.00pm

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Roddy Woomble

on Fri, 12 Sep 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club Doors at 7.30pm

Familiar to many thousands of music fans as the front man in the Scottish rock band Idlewild, Roddy Woomble is also a celebrated solo songwriter and performer whose naturally poetic songwriting and consistent touring have won him many thousands of fans all over the world. More details at www.mrkite.org

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Kieran Goss Live & Solo

on Fri, 12 Sep 2014 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

'One man, one guitar and a voice sent express mail from Heaven'.... Time Out Long hailed as one of Ireland's leading songwriters and performers, Kieran Goss's music has won him fans across the globe.In addition to being a double platinum selling recording artist, Kieran's songs have been recorded by some of Ireland's top recording stars including Mary Black, Christy Moore and Frances Black, bringing his songs to a worldwide audience and winning him fans across the globe. Twice voted Irish Songwriter of the Year by the internationally renowned Irish Music Magazine, in 2010 Kieran was presented with an award in recognition of his contribution to culture in Ireland by The Celtic Fusion International Music and Arts Festival. But if his songs have made him a star, his live shows have made him a legend. Live on stage is where Kieran Goss really shines. The sense of fun is tremendous, the playing first rate and the songs are sheer quality. The encores were genuine, but only because the man is too. The Irish Times Kieran Goss is one of the most gifted performers around today. He has an amazing ability to reach out to his audience and connect with them in a very special way. This guy is the real deal, and that's what makes him the star he is. Don Williams "I've toured with Kieran and watched him perform many times. I've seen him win the hearts of everyone in the room, not just with his great songs and instinctive musicality, but with his warmth and humour. It's the performance of an artist at the top of his game, delivered with intelligence and integrity... Kieran Goss is one of Ireland's national treasures. Rodney Crowell This is a rare chance to see Kieran performing live and solo. Don't miss it! www.kierangoss.com www.facebook.com/kierangoss

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Rosco Levee And The Southern Slide

on Fri, 12 Sep 2014 at Edinburgh The Voodoo Rooms 7PM

Friday 12 September Edinburgh Blues Club present Rosco Levee & The Southern Slide + Safehouse Guitar drenched, Hammond infused, with hints of the best of 70's British & American Rocking Blues in a Woodstock meets The Raconteurs kind of way, Rosco Levee & The Southern Slide boil over with flavours of London and the Mississippi. Rosco draws comparisons with Clapton and Kossoff and has a stage presence reminiscent of Steve Marriott, yet the band have a style, sound and soul all of their own. Their debut record Final Approach to Home was released to massive critical acclaim in 2012, with the song Goldrush nominated for best original song in the British Blues Awards 2013. With only one way to get their unique sound, they recorded their much anticipated second record Get It While You Can on reel to reel in an all analogue old school studio in deepest Kent for release in January this year. Tipped by Classic Rock Magazine as one of the hottest bands to watch in 2014, this band is peerless in their genre and have a string of Festival and shows in the UK and Europe. - See more at: http://roscolevee.com/#sthash.ibUtw7ek.dpuf SAFEHOUSE With a new line up and a sound edgier than ever, Safehouse are going from strength to strength. As well as wowing audiences in their native Scotland Safehouse also gig in Europe, where they have a loyal fan base. Original member Andrew Stirling has been joined by 2 former **Blues 'N' Trouble members John Bruce on guitar & Sean Scott on drums. The line up is completed by keyboard player Ali Petrie (Hobotalk + others) & Chris Peebles, frontman & vocalist extraordinaire! Together they form a formidable outfit which never fails to please or excite the crowds! Although rooted in the Blues, their repertoire covers a mix of original material & carefully chosen covers, and showcases how they can turn their hands to playing hard hitting Rock, through Blues to full blown Psychedelia! http://www.safehouse.me.uk From 7.15pm in The Ballroom. Available through membership of the Edinburgh Blues Club at £10 per month, join at http://www.edinburgh-blues.co.uk http://www.wegottickets.com/edinburghbluesclub On the door price £15.00

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Autumn Showcase 2014

on Fri, 12 Sep 2014 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 8.15 pm (doors 7.45)

Festival and Club Organisers night of fabulous music, featuring Bob & Gill Berry (Devizes Folk Club and Chippenham Folk Festival), Les Wild (CelticFolk), and a special feature by Andy Wall (Ely Folk Festival) + 1 other tbc

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Autumn Showcase 2014

on Fri, 12 Sep 2014 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 8.15 pm (doors 7.45)

Festival and Club Organisers night of fabulous music, featuring Bob & Gill Berry (Devizes Folk Club and Chippenham Folk Festival), Les Wild (CelticFolk), and a special feature by Andy Wall (Ely Folk Festival) + 1 other tbc

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Chris Wood

on Fri, 12 Sep 2014 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing Bar opens at 6.30 pm, doors at 7.30 pm

Kent-born Chris Wood is an intriguing blend of the witty and easy-going, and the quietly passionate, angry and emotional. He is also the finest and most original singer-songwriter to have emerged from the British folk scene since Richard Thompson.

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Best Seat Sessions: Kim Lowings

on Fri, 12 Sep 2014 at Birmingham ORT Arts Cafe Doors 8pm

Kim Lowings Folk singer & songwriter Kim Lowings fronts a collective of musicians called The Greenwood. They are based in Stourbridge in the West Midlands and play a mix of contemporary, original and traditional folk song. The Greenwood have supported acts such as Martin Simpson, Johnny Coppin & Mike Silver, Faustus & Belshazzar's Feast. Kim trained in Music Performance at the prestigious Dartington College Of Arts in Devon. She entered the University with a love of folk song. After three years of training in a variety of styles, Kim came home with an assured clarity that not only did she want to arrange & share traditional stories & songs but she had her own tales to tell. Her music explores narrative old & new with themes of love, loss, death, travel & nature to name but a few. Malc Evans Malc's goal is to engage audiences; to make them smile, laugh, maybe cry, provide food for thought, but above all to entertain! He writes about a variety of subjects concerned with everyday life, his faith, world issues, drawing audiences into his world. His songs can be both light-hearted and serious, protest songs, songs from the heart, songs for the heart. Every show is different, with confident delivery, in-between songs banter and jokes, with a new twist to the songs being delivered by choice or by chance. His latest EP 'Glimpse' was released in February 2014 and a song from it, I'm Still Moving On, was played on all 39 local BBC radio stations.

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Big Figure Promotions Present Folk Hero Pete Molinari

on Fri, 12 Sep 2014 at Stockton Georgian Theatre Doors at 8pm

Pete Molinari if you don't know anything about him, he's great - Bruce Springsteen Pete Molinari is fast establishing himself as one of the UK's most exciting musical talents. Born into a large Maltese, Italian and Egyptian family in Kent, the young musician became fascinated with the 1960s' folk of Leadbelly, Hank Williams, Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie. After reading the beat writings of Jack Kerouac, Pete set off for New York where he honed his craft in the blues clubs of the East Village. Then he travelled to Memphis, New Orleans, San Francisco and Los Angeles when he could, before returning home to record his debut album Walking Off The Map with the help of Billy Childish. While recording his follow up album, A Virtual Landslide at Toe Rag Studios in London, Pete began working with producer Liam Watson, invigorating his sound with a full band, thus uniquely modernising a historic sound. His previous work, the critically acclaimed A Train Bound For Glory, earned Pete an appearance on BBC's Later With Jools Holland and a nomination for Best Newcomer at the MOJO Awards. Pete was honored to join Yoko Ono on stage last summer when she curated the 2013 Meltdown Festival at the Royal Festival Hall in London. For the festival finale, Yoko and her band performed for the first time ever the John Lennon/Yoko Ono Double Fantasy album, in its entirety. Yoko handpicked Pete to sing the Lennon songs Woman and (Just Like) Starting Over along with her band. Other featured guests included Sean Lennon, Patti Smith, Peaches, Boy George, Siouxsie Sioux and Earl Slick. Successful stints in the U.S. brought acclaim from a host of songwriters and producers as diverse as Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Ray Davies, Yoko Ono, Dan Auerbach, Raul Malo, Andrew Weatherall and Tchad Blake who have all become fans of the songwriter from Chatham. Pete talks about the support of such musical luminaries with his feet firmly on the ground: I love what they do as well. I'm thrilled to think they appreciate the substance and content of my music. Pete completed his fourth album Theosophy in early 2014, recording most of the original album tracks with Jim and Rob Homes at Humbug Studios on the Isle Of Wight, then adding the talents of producer Liam Watson, acclaimed DJ/re-mixer Andrew Weatherall, Grammy award-winning producer/mixer Tchad Blake and guest musicians Dan Auerbach and Barrie Cadogan to the process. It was important to Pete to have the contributions of all of these diverse and creative minds, which meant taking time with the recording was essential. Along with the mainstay influences of Billie Holliday, Jack Kerouac, John Coltraine and Leadbelly, inspiration for Theosophy came from unexpected sources, including The Theosophical Society - an organization formed in 1875 to promote an understanding of the Esoteric Teachings and whose interest spans science, mysticism, religion and the arts. Theosophy pushes lots of musical boundaries, and with a host of musical allies he was able to explore new creative fields not ventured on past albums. It's been a journey that has brought Pete to a new level of songwriting, epitomized best by Tchad Blake. As Pete recalls, Tchad told me he admired my sense of abandonment. I think going off and finding out what he meant by that really summed up the whole record. The sense I got was that I'm not inhibited by anything that's going on at the moment, whether the present or the past. I just go about things my own way. That's Theosophy. Website:www.petemolinari.com Discography A Train Bound For Glory LP (Clarksville) Today, Tomorrow and Forever EP (Damaged Goods) A Virtual Landslide LP (Damaged Goods) Walking Off The Map LP (Damaged Goods)

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Big Figure Promotions Present Folk Hero Pete Molinari

on Fri, 12 Sep 2014 at Stockton Georgian Theatre Doors at 8pm

Pete Molinari if you don't know anything about him, he's great - Bruce Springsteen Pete Molinari is fast establishing himself as one of the UK's most exciting musical talents. Born into a large Maltese, Italian and Egyptian family in Kent, the young musician became fascinated with the 1960s' folk of Leadbelly, Hank Williams, Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie. After reading the beat writings of Jack Kerouac, Pete set off for New York where he honed his craft in the blues clubs of the East Village. Then he travelled to Memphis, New Orleans, San Francisco and Los Angeles when he could, before returning home to record his debut album Walking Off The Map with the help of Billy Childish. While recording his follow up album, A Virtual Landslide at Toe Rag Studios in London, Pete began working with producer Liam Watson, invigorating his sound with a full band, thus uniquely modernising a historic sound. His previous work, the critically acclaimed A Train Bound For Glory, earned Pete an appearance on BBC's Later With Jools Holland and a nomination for Best Newcomer at the MOJO Awards. Pete was honored to join Yoko Ono on stage last summer when she curated the 2013 Meltdown Festival at the Royal Festival Hall in London. For the festival finale, Yoko and her band performed for the first time ever the John Lennon/Yoko Ono Double Fantasy album, in its entirety. Yoko handpicked Pete to sing the Lennon songs Woman and (Just Like) Starting Over along with her band. Other featured guests included Sean Lennon, Patti Smith, Peaches, Boy George, Siouxsie Sioux and Earl Slick. Successful stints in the U.S. brought acclaim from a host of songwriters and producers as diverse as Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Ray Davies, Yoko Ono, Dan Auerbach, Raul Malo, Andrew Weatherall and Tchad Blake who have all become fans of the songwriter from Chatham. Pete talks about the support of such musical luminaries with his feet firmly on the ground: I love what they do as well. I'm thrilled to think they appreciate the substance and content of my music. Pete completed his fourth album Theosophy in early 2014, recording most of the original album tracks with Jim and Rob Homes at Humbug Studios on the Isle Of Wight, then adding the talents of producer Liam Watson, acclaimed DJ/re-mixer Andrew Weatherall, Grammy award-winning producer/mixer Tchad Blake and guest musicians Dan Auerbach and Barrie Cadogan to the process. It was important to Pete to have the contributions of all of these diverse and creative minds, which meant taking time with the recording was essential. Along with the mainstay influences of Billie Holliday, Jack Kerouac, John Coltraine and Leadbelly, inspiration for Theosophy came from unexpected sources, including The Theosophical Society - an organization formed in 1875 to promote an understanding of the Esoteric Teachings and whose interest spans science, mysticism, religion and the arts. Theosophy pushes lots of musical boundaries, and with a host of musical allies he was able to explore new creative fields not ventured on past albums. It's been a journey that has brought Pete to a new level of songwriting, epitomized best by Tchad Blake. As Pete recalls, Tchad told me he admired my sense of abandonment. I think going off and finding out what he meant by that really summed up the whole record. The sense I got was that I'm not inhibited by anything that's going on at the moment, whether the present or the past. I just go about things my own way. That's Theosophy. Website:www.petemolinari.com Discography A Train Bound For Glory LP (Clarksville) Today, Tomorrow and Forever EP (Damaged Goods) A Virtual Landslide LP (Damaged Goods) Walking Off The Map LP (Damaged Goods)

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Roy Bailey

on Fri, 12 Sep 2014 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7.30pm

Event Name Roots Music Club Concert Roy Bailey - Folk Singer extraordinaire Date - Friday 12th September Time 7.30pm www.roybailey.net Roy Bailey will be performing at The Roots Music Club, Ukrainian Centre 48 Beckett Rd, Doncaster on what will be the 40th anniversary of the live music club. Roy Bailey was the first act to perform at the club in it's original home at The Rockingham Arms, Wentworth Village in September 1974. Roy Bailey MBE is an English socialist folk singer. Roy began his singing career in a skiffle group in 1958. Colin Irwin from the music magazine Mojo said Bailey represents "the very soul of folk's working class ideals... a triumphal homage to the grass roots folk scene as a radical alternative to the mainstream music industry." In the 2005 Honours List, he received the MBE for services to folk music. On 23 August 2006, he returned the MBE in protest at the United Kingdom government's foreign policy with regard to Lebanon and the Palestinian territories. By doing so he joined the list of people who have declined a British honour. In 2003, Bailey together with the late Tony Benn were awarded "Best Live Act" at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for their programme The Writing on the Wall. Tony Benn cited Ron Bailey as "the greatest socialist folk singer of his generation." He contributed vocals to Chumbawamba's 2008 album' The Boy Bands Have Won', on the track 'Word Bomber', a song about the London suicide attacks in 2005. He also joined the band on stage to sing the song, on their farewell show in October 2012, in Leeds. Ron Bailey is an Emeritus Professor of Social Studies at Sheffield Hallam University and the patron of the Towersey Village Festival and the Shepley Spring Festival. He is also the father in law of singer Martin Simpson. Tickets from www.wegottickets.com/rootsmusicclubdoncaster or Tel. 07939148603

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Roy Bailey

on Fri, 12 Sep 2014 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7.30pm

Event Name Roots Music Club Concert Roy Bailey - Folk Singer extraordinaire Date - Friday 12th September Time 7.30pm www.roybailey.net Roy Bailey will be performing at The Roots Music Club, Ukrainian Centre 48 Beckett Rd, Doncaster on what will be the 40th anniversary of the live music club. Roy Bailey was the first act to perform at the club in it's original home at The Rockingham Arms, Wentworth Village in September 1974. Roy Bailey MBE is an English socialist folk singer. Roy began his singing career in a skiffle group in 1958. Colin Irwin from the music magazine Mojo said Bailey represents "the very soul of folk's working class ideals... a triumphal homage to the grass roots folk scene as a radical alternative to the mainstream music industry." In the 2005 Honours List, he received the MBE for services to folk music. On 23 August 2006, he returned the MBE in protest at the United Kingdom government's foreign policy with regard to Lebanon and the Palestinian territories. By doing so he joined the list of people who have declined a British honour. In 2003, Bailey together with the late Tony Benn were awarded "Best Live Act" at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for their programme The Writing on the Wall. Tony Benn cited Ron Bailey as "the greatest socialist folk singer of his generation." He contributed vocals to Chumbawamba's 2008 album' The Boy Bands Have Won', on the track 'Word Bomber', a song about the London suicide attacks in 2005. He also joined the band on stage to sing the song, on their farewell show in October 2012, in Leeds. Ron Bailey is an Emeritus Professor of Social Studies at Sheffield Hallam University and the patron of the Towersey Village Festival and the Shepley Spring Festival. He is also the father in law of singer Martin Simpson. Tickets from www.wegottickets.com/rootsmusicclubdoncaster or Tel. 07939148603

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Shama Rahman

on Fri, 12 Sep 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sitar-player, Singer/songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, actress/spoken word artist and scientist (PhD in neuroscience), Shama Rahman presents material from her debut solo album, "Fable:Time". This project uses sitar in the context of storytelling, musically arranged to sit within layered harmonies and complex grooves of a 6-piece band ranging within keys, sax, violin, guitar, double bass and percussion. From jazz to dubstep, punk to folk (bulgarian, bengali and english!), spoken word, trip hop to hip hop, swing to bosa nova, she writes and arranges all music and lyrics from her poems and the focus is storytelling crossing a lot of genres doing so. Poetic Music or Musical Poetry if you will-with a whole heap of energy!! Having been born in UAE to Bangladeshi parents, widely travelled and living at least a triple life of a scientist, neurophilosopher and actor, her songs dont fail to deliver on originality, startling insightfulness and an over-riding sense of playfulness. The album features musicians from Bengal, Britain and around the world, recorded in support from Gabriel Prokofiev's Non-Classical studios. There are electronic/dubstep remixes from Hit by A Rock and BasTheProducer.

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An Evening Of Cosmic American Music

on Fri, 12 Sep 2014 at Beverley Norwood Methodist Church 7.30pm

A Beverley Folk Club event featuring the legendary Mark and Cindy Lemaire from San Francisco, USA. Mark and Cindy have been entertaining audiences around the Bay Area for years with their beautiful harmonies and wonderful songs. Mark is also a world class guitarist and has shared the stage with such familiar names as Maria Muldaur, Tracy Chapman and Stefan Grossman. Their current album "Home isn't home" is recommended to anyone who appreciates the music of say, Simon & Garfunkel, James Taylor, John Sebastian or The Milk Carton Kids.

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Alix Anthony

on Fri, 12 Sep 2014 at Richmond Crawdaddy Club Doors at 8.00pm

Alix Anthony is New York's greatest musical export. His unique voice and killer guitar solos are selling out venues all over the UK with his mix of classic covers and awesome originals as well as his tribute to the late, great Jimi Hendrix. Alix rocks loads of different genres by blending soul, blues, rock and funk in his wide-ranging repertoire. His dynamic setlist is guaranteed to get anyone up on the dance floor and includes Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Ray Charles, Muddy Waters, Little Richard, Marvin Gaye and many others. He is also a genuinely nice guy. ​NOT TO BE MISSED

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Concert: Fiddle Players Becki Driscoll, Nick Wyke, Dave Shepherd

on Sat, 13 Sep 2014 at Taunton Halsway Manor 8pm

North Devon duo Nick Wyke and Becki Driscoll, and Blowzabella's Dave Shepherd share a love of British traditional fiddle music! - Part of weekend workshop for fiddle players.

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Concert: Fiddle Players Becki Driscoll, Nick Wyke, Dave Shepherd

on Sat, 13 Sep 2014 at Taunton Halsway Manor 8pm

North Devon duo Nick Wyke and Becki Driscoll, and Blowzabella's Dave Shepherd share a love of British traditional fiddle music! - Part of weekend workshop for fiddle players.

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Robin Williamson

on Sat, 13 Sep 2014 at London The Great Northern Railway Tavern 8.30pm

"Superb" Rowan Williams "Pure beauty through simplicity" Robert Plant Robin Williamson - founder in the 60's of the influential Incredible String Band and the Merry Band of the 70's, has been a key figure at the forefront of the storytelling revival in Europe and America since the 80's. He has authored a number of books including The Craneskin Bag (re-telling and re-versifications of Celtic lore) and Celtic Bards, Celtic Druids (co-authored with R.J. Stewart). Robin is Honorary Chief Bard of The Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids.

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Phil Beer In Concert

on Sat, 13 Sep 2014 at Bow Village Hall 8pm (doors 7.15pm)

As one half of Show Of Hands Phil has gained a huge following and is one of the most popular ambassadors for acoustic roots music. A dazzling instrumentalist, he is perhaps best known as a top flight fiddler and plays in the all-star line-up, Feast of Fiddles. But his skills don't stop there, he also plays slide, Spanish and tenor guitar, mandocello, viola, mandolin and South American cuatro, not to mention contributing rich vocals. His impressive track record also includes touring with Mike Oldfield and being a member of the feted Albion Band from 1984-1991. Show of Hands became a full-time partnership in the early 90s, a band that has gone on to sell out the Royal Albert Hall three times and who were voted Best Live Act, by the public, at the 2004 Folk Awards. Phil, who also has his own Phil Beer Band, famously guested on the Rolling Stones Steel Wheels album and Steve Harley's Poetic Justice. As a solo artist he released Rhythm Methodist in 2004, a double album of songs and instrumentals (re-released on the Talking Elephant label this year) He ran the Show of Hands Riverside studio until 2011 when he moved to a residential setting in order to concentrate on editing a series of solo and band albums for release later in 2014. The first of which being a double live album.

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Rod Clements (with Ian Thomson)

on Sat, 13 Sep 2014 at Cherry Burton Village Hall 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Rod has emerged from the Lindisfarne years and carved his own unique furrow in inimitable style. A superb guitarist and outstanding songwriter. His new album Rendezvous Cafe is getting great reviews!

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Boo Hewerdine

on Sat, 13 Sep 2014 at Bristol The Folk House 7.30pm

presented by and more info at Ash Keys Music www.ashkeysmusic.com web site www.boohewerdine.net/ My Name In The Brackets is a new recording that's subject is song or rather, the writing credit that follows the title of each song. A diverse array of artists including KD Lang, Heidi Talbot, Kris Drever (Lau), Chris Difford (Squeeze), Suggs (Madness) and Kim Richey have recorded his songs but Boo's most popular work has been as collaborator, producer, songwriter and guitarist for Eddi Reader (for over two decades). Boo Hewerdine met Eddi Reader after his band The Bible split in the late eighties and ever since Boo Hewerdine and Eddi Reader (formerly of Fairground Attraction) have been on an incredible musical adventure. In 2014 Eddi Reader released her tenth studio album (Vagabond) and the Boo produced classic Songs Of Robert Burns was re-mastered and re-issued. He says "I'm looking forward to singing songs from throughout my writing career and also new songs from My Name In The Brackets, this will be the first opportunity for fans to hear the new material and buy a CD"

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Band From County Hell

on Sat, 13 Sep 2014 at Cambridge Portland Arms doors 7.30pm

live gig celtic folk rock 8pm www.bfch.co.uk

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Jefferson Hamer

on Sat, 13 Sep 2014 at Guildford The Keep 7pm

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The Amy Duncan Band

on Sat, 13 Sep 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8.00pm

With her melodious acoustic sound and emotional songwriting infused with remarkable honesty, Amy Duncan has established herself as one of the brightest folk talents in Scotland. After a start to the year which has seen her perform as far afield as Canada and begin work on a new album, she is set to embark on her Scottish tour this summer, including this - her first visit to the Universal Hall. Amy will be accompanied by string trio, harp, and bass and has a support act - harpist and composer Fiona Rutherford. "Quietly compelling" Simon Holland, Folk Radio UK

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The Amy Duncan Band

on Sat, 13 Sep 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8.00pm

With her melodious acoustic sound and emotional songwriting infused with remarkable honesty, Amy Duncan has established herself as one of the brightest folk talents in Scotland. After a start to the year which has seen her perform as far afield as Canada and begin work on a new album, she is set to embark on her Scottish tour this summer, including this - her first visit to the Universal Hall. Amy will be accompanied by string trio, harp, and bass and has a support act - harpist and composer Fiona Rutherford. "Quietly compelling" Simon Holland, Folk Radio UK

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The Amy Duncan Band

on Sat, 13 Sep 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8.00pm

With her melodious acoustic sound and emotional songwriting infused with remarkable honesty, Amy Duncan has established herself as one of the brightest folk talents in Scotland. After a start to the year which has seen her perform as far afield as Canada and begin work on a new album, she is set to embark on her Scottish tour this summer, including this - her first visit to the Universal Hall. Amy will be accompanied by string trio, harp, and bass and has a support act - harpist and composer Fiona Rutherford. "Quietly compelling" Simon Holland, Folk Radio UK

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Giles Hedley

on Sat, 13 Sep 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- GILES HEDLEY: "a rich and powerful voice, mastery of acoustic and steel guitars and the extraordinary ability to play one harp with his mouth and another with his nose, simultaneously " Blues in Britain Giles Hedley has been singing and playing blues across UK and Europe since the sixties, on harmonica, (his trademark is simultaneous nose-and-mouth harmonica playing), and bottleneck and lap steel guitars, acoustic and electric. A regular on the blues festival and club circuits both solo and with his band The Aviators, he has appeared on national radio in England and France - truly, in the words of top UK blues magazine Blues in Britain, a "mainstay of British blues". His solo work recreates the passion, grit and fire of the delta blues greats - Son House (with whom Giles appeared in the Seventies), Kokomo Arnold, Robert Johnson, Fred McDowell. Says Giles, People tell me my singing and playing are still getting better and as long as there are people who want to hear blues I'll keep playing. I've seen Muddy Waters in his sixties; Mississippi Fred McDowell in his seventies and Son House well into his eighties so I know this music keeps you young! "authenticity is all ... Hedley clearly prefers the rough to the smooth" The Guardian a rich and powerful voice, mastery of acoustic and steel guitars and the extraordinary ability to play one harp with his mouth and another with his nose, simultaneously " Blues in Britain "... a genuine hard-bitten bluesman ... a genius. Hedley makes his tight, measured electric blues look effortless, but this is virtuoso stuff." Oxford Mail "rocking country blues" Time Out

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Barb Jungr

on Sat, 13 Sep 2014 at Otley Courthouse 8pm

BARB JUNGR Hard Rain (the songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen) A perfect evening coinciding with the release of her album Hard Rain, as this wonderful singer interprets 2 of our most glorious and hardest hitting songwriters ever. Barb Jungr is often referred to as the politicised chansonnier and is renowned for her unique vocal style, interpretation of song and radical approach to arrangements. She has chosen songs that resonate as strongly today as they did when they were originally written. Barb Jungr is possibly our best interpreter of Dylan's songs Billy Bragg Tickets: £13/£11 in advance, £14/£12 on the door. barbjungr.com

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Barb Jungr

on Sat, 13 Sep 2014 at Otley Courthouse 8pm

BARB JUNGR Hard Rain (the songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen) A perfect evening coinciding with the release of her album Hard Rain, as this wonderful singer interprets 2 of our most glorious and hardest hitting songwriters ever. Barb Jungr is often referred to as the politicised chansonnier and is renowned for her unique vocal style, interpretation of song and radical approach to arrangements. She has chosen songs that resonate as strongly today as they did when they were originally written. Barb Jungr is possibly our best interpreter of Dylan's songs Billy Bragg Tickets: £13/£11 in advance, £14/£12 on the door. barbjungr.com

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Altan With Special Guests Chris Newman & Máire Ní Chathasaigh.

on Sun, 14 Sep 2014 at Budleigh Salterton Public Hall Doors/bar open 6.30 pm. Music 8pm til late.

Budleigh Assorted Tunes are absolutely delighted to welcome one of the all-time, top flight traditional Irish bands from over there at top left, County Donegal...a fabulous repertoire of Irish language songs and all the reels and jigs, the craic, the blarney and all the joy that only the unique heritage that is Irish traditional music can bring to the concert stage. Formed in 1987 by lead vocalist Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and her late husband Frankie Kennedy Altan have sold over a million records worldwide and as a result of tireless touring they have, over the years, built a massive following not only in Ireland but throughout Europe, the States, Canada and even Japan. In the course of their long and distinguished career, they have worked with musicians as diverse as Dolly Parton, Enya, The Chieftains, Bonnie Raitt and Alison Krauss and for our Budleigh gig they will be brilliantly supported, as very special guests, by old friends flatpicking guitar supremo Chris Newman &, on the Irish harp, Máire Ní Chathasaigh. Earlybird tickets £20 until 17th August, £22.50 thereafter (+bkg fee) or £25 on the door. Box Office 07891 663044 or 01395 443419 (8 til 8. Cards accepted). Standing with some limited seating if space allows, but with bookable, rowed seating at the front at £2.50 extra to the above prices. Doors and bar open 6.30pm. Music 8 til late. Food prepared, as always, by our in-house masterchef Tim Golder - £8 booked in advance (£10 on the night). Full details to follow. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE OFFERING A SPECIAL SEPTEMBER SUPERSAVER representing a 15% DISCOUNT for anyone who would like to book Earlybird tickets for both ALTAN with special guests Chris Newman & Maire Ni Chathasaigh (Sun 14th Sept) and DERVISH with special guests Paul Metsers with Joe While (Sun 28th Sept). SEE SEPARATE WGTs LISTING. MAILING LIST. For news of upcoming events, details of special deals on tickets, music clips, pictures, competitions and promotional offers please subscribe to our concert database by emailing PLEASE SUBSCRIBE to info@gypsymusicpromotions.co.uk To unsubscribe at any time just email PLEASE UNSUBSCRIBE (Contact details are used in absolute confidence according to the very strict guidelines of 'Mail Chimp', are NEVER passed to any 3rd party and are only used for the purposes described above, i.e. for the promotion of quality 'live' music events in East Devon)

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Altan With Special Guests Chris Newman & Máire Ní Chathasaigh.

on Sun, 14 Sep 2014 at Budleigh Salterton Public Hall Doors/bar open 6.30 pm. Music 8pm til late.

Budleigh Assorted Tunes are absolutely delighted to welcome one of the all-time, top flight traditional Irish bands from over there at top left, County Donegal...a fabulous repertoire of Irish language songs and all the reels and jigs, the craic, the blarney and all the joy that only the unique heritage that is Irish traditional music can bring to the concert stage. Formed in 1987 by lead vocalist Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and her late husband Frankie Kennedy Altan have sold over a million records worldwide and as a result of tireless touring they have, over the years, built a massive following not only in Ireland but throughout Europe, the States, Canada and even Japan. In the course of their long and distinguished career, they have worked with musicians as diverse as Dolly Parton, Enya, The Chieftains, Bonnie Raitt and Alison Krauss and for our Budleigh gig they will be brilliantly supported, as very special guests, by old friends flatpicking guitar supremo Chris Newman &, on the Irish harp, Máire Ní Chathasaigh. Earlybird tickets £20 until 17th August, £22.50 thereafter (+bkg fee) or £25 on the door. Box Office 07891 663044 or 01395 443419 (8 til 8. Cards accepted). Standing with some limited seating if space allows, but with bookable, rowed seating at the front at £2.50 extra to the above prices. Doors and bar open 6.30pm. Music 8 til late. Food prepared, as always, by our in-house masterchef Tim Golder - £8 booked in advance (£10 on the night). Full details to follow. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE OFFERING A SPECIAL SEPTEMBER SUPERSAVER representing a 15% DISCOUNT for anyone who would like to book Earlybird tickets for both ALTAN with special guests Chris Newman & Maire Ni Chathasaigh (Sun 14th Sept) and DERVISH with special guests Paul Metsers with Joe While (Sun 28th Sept). SEE SEPARATE WGTs LISTING. MAILING LIST. For news of upcoming events, details of special deals on tickets, music clips, pictures, competitions and promotional offers please subscribe to our concert database by emailing PLEASE SUBSCRIBE to info@gypsymusicpromotions.co.uk To unsubscribe at any time just email PLEASE UNSUBSCRIBE (Contact details are used in absolute confidence according to the very strict guidelines of 'Mail Chimp', are NEVER passed to any 3rd party and are only used for the purposes described above, i.e. for the promotion of quality 'live' music events in East Devon)

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Albert Lee & Hogan's Heroes

on Sun, 14 Sep 2014 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors 7pm, Show starts 8pm

Albert Lee, by common consent one of the world's finest guitar players, needs no introduction to country music & rock fans. First finding fame in the early 60s with Chris Farlowe and the Thunderbirds, he has worked with some of the world's top artists, from Emmylou Harris to the Everly Brothers, Dolly Parton to Eric Clapton, The Crickets to Joe Cocker. In November 2002, at Eric's request, Albert appeared at the star-studded Memorial Concert for George Harrison at London's Albert Hall, and is a regular guest, alongside the likes of Sheryl Crow and Vince Gill, at Eric Clapton's annual Crossroads guitar festival in the USA. In the foreword to a new biography of Albert, Clapton writes, He is a great, great player, fluid, lyrical, and freelike a jazz musician, but with country scales; like Django, but with a bluegrass past. And Emmylou Harris once said, When St. Peter asks me to chronicle my time down here on earth, I'll be able to say, with pride if that's allowed, that for a while, I played rhythm guitar in a band with Albert Lee. He is a member of Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings, and fronted the band at the O2 arena on the night of the Led Zeppelin reunion concert. Albert is a Grammy Award-winning musician, whose talents continue to be in demand by fellow performers throughout the world and, as well as a maestro on guitar, he is also a fine singer and piano player too! This year he is celebrating both his recent 70th birthday and 50 years in the music business with two sold out shows at London's 900 seat Cadogan Hall. Hosted by Bob Harris, the concerts will be filmed as part of a forthcoming documentary on Albert's life and career, and which will feature contributions from some of the great names that Albert has worked with over his career. 'A brilliant guitar player. His sound is unmistakableoften emulated, never equalled.' - Emmylou Harris 'One of the finest guitar players who ever walked this earth...' - Vince Gill 'The greatest guitarist in the world' Eric Clapton

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Sally Barker

on Sun, 14 Sep 2014 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

"The voice that made Sir Tom Jones cry..." makes a welcome return to TwickFolk, Twickenham Sally Barker is a singer's singer and a songwriter's songwriter. Life has changed considerably for Sally in the early part of 2014 after she became a fixture on our TV screens on Saturday evenings. You will remember the first time you heard her sing...her voice is like no other. She has the ability to lift the words off the page and can move people to tears armed with that 'bucket-full of soul' voice. As a singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer Sally has had a long and varied career in music. Labelled a folk artist for much of her successful career, Sally's appeal stretches across many more musical genres. A much respected solo artist with half a dozen solo albums to her name, Sally is also celebrated for her live and studio work fronting all-female folk supergroup The Poozies. Sally's last visit to TwickFolk in 2010 was with the 'Joni Mitchell Project' in tribute to one of her favourite artists.

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Sally Barker

on Sun, 14 Sep 2014 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

"The voice that made Sir Tom Jones cry..." makes a welcome return to TwickFolk, Twickenham Sally Barker is a singer's singer and a songwriter's songwriter. Life has changed considerably for Sally in the early part of 2014 after she became a fixture on our TV screens on Saturday evenings. You will remember the first time you heard her sing...her voice is like no other. She has the ability to lift the words off the page and can move people to tears armed with that 'bucket-full of soul' voice. As a singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer Sally has had a long and varied career in music. Labelled a folk artist for much of her successful career, Sally's appeal stretches across many more musical genres. A much respected solo artist with half a dozen solo albums to her name, Sally is also celebrated for her live and studio work fronting all-female folk supergroup The Poozies. Sally's last visit to TwickFolk in 2010 was with the 'Joni Mitchell Project' in tribute to one of her favourite artists.

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Gruff Rhys - Solo Show

on Sun, 14 Sep 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm Seated Show CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Gruff Rhys - Solo Show

on Sun, 14 Sep 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm Seated Show CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Red Shoes

on Sun, 14 Sep 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

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Threepenny Bit

on Sun, 14 Sep 2014 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

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Colum Sands

on Sun, 14 Sep 2014 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

A member of the internationally renowned Sands Family from County Down, singer and storyteller Column presents an evening filled with charm, wonderful music and Irish blarney. Tonight is part of the StowFest festival.

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Kathryn Roberts And Sean Lakeman

on Mon, 15 Sep 2014 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live music starts 8:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. ----------------------- 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. Formed in the dark and dusty corridors of Cecil Sharp House and drawing on songs from its vaults, the Captain's Biscuits prescribe to a relaxed and diverse approach to folk music, lovingly plagiarising and re-working folk classics new and old in their own distinct style. Expect perfectly blended harmonies from Sarah Madden & Jenny Thompson and plucky finger-smithery from Al Brown on guitar. The Captain's Biscuits offer more treats than your Grannie's biscuit tin!

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Folklore Presents ...the Burning Hell (full Band Show)

on Tue, 16 Sep 2014 at London The Lexington 8:00pm

The Burning Hell is the alter-ego of Canadian songwriter Mathias Kom, and has been on the road in one form or another since 2007, playing everywhere from festivals to bars to living rooms - and once even a mental asylum in rural France. The band has garnered acclaim for their hyperactive live shows and their caustic yet sincere lyrics, believing as they do that songs about the inevitability of death can also be fun to dance to. On occasion, Mathias and clarinetist Ariel Sharratt also go on the road as a duo. In 2012, The Burning Hell both made AND broke a record: the band recorded their sixth album 'People' in Berlin, then later in the summer, they set a new world record, playing ten shows in ten countries in less than 24 hours. Like a restless puppy, the Burning Hell can't sit still and loves to play. 2013 was packed with shows supporting the releases of 'People' and the 10" EP "Old, New, Borrowed, Blue", and 2014 is shaping up to be just as busy. Join us, and live forever.

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Bright Phoebus Presets: Simpson, Cutting & Kerr

on Tue, 16 Sep 2014 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm Doors, 8pm Concert Start

No strangers to the Bright Phoebus stage, in fact all three are considered Collective members, Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting and Nancy Kerr, have AT LAST got together to form a sublime and musically magical trio. We snapped up the chance to book them as soon as we could and we are delighted to be opening our Autumn season with these three favourites! Read all about 'em, here ....! Comprising three of Britain's finest musicians and interpreters of songs and tunes, each member of this trio is an acknowledged virtuoso in their own right. Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting and Nancy Kerr have come together for the joy of playing and exploring the possibilities of music together, after appearing together on stages in various combinations over recent years and thoroughly enjoying it! Nancy Kerr has been a major part of the acoustic music scene since she was a teenager and has always been a distinctive and impressive talent, turning heads everywhere she's played or sung. She is currently part of an award winning duo with her husband, James Fagan, and also one quarter of the Melrose Quartet and a key member of The Full English band, both nominated for BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2014. Nancy has previously been nominated for the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Original Song, acknowledging her superb song-writing skills. She is a multi-instrumentalist of rare and astonishing talent as well a beautiful and joyful singer. She is one of the shining stars in the British music firmament and going from strength to strength with every new challenge she takes on. Andy Cutting is an extraordinary musician. A master of the diatonic accordion and most other squeezeboxes, he is a superbly sensitive accompanist, a writer of beautiful and thrilling tunes, a highly in-demand band member and a sublime solo performer. His list of recording credits and sessions reads like a Who's Who of acoustic music both in the UK and abroad, and he has played live with The Who, Roger Daltry and Sting, amongst others. Along with other young players in the 80s/90s, he helped change the face of British folk music; his work in a duo with Chris Wood and as a member of the mighty, Blowzabella, helped popularise French-Canadian and European music both here and abroad. Andy has toured extensively in the past with Martin Simpson, who always says that playing music with Andy Cutting is his favourite thing to do. Martin Simpson is a multi-award winning musician, singer and songwriter who has worked with Bonnie Raitt, Richard Hawley, Jackson Brown, June Tabor, Richard Thompson and many more, as well as being a world-renowned performer in his own right. He was a notable virtuoso in his early teens and his partnership with June Tabor in the 70s and 80s brought him to the attention of a much wider audience and led to him being courted by the world of rock and roll, which he sidestepped. Twenty years living in the USA exposed him to a whole range of music, which he absorbed like a sponge, and since living back in the UK he has gone from strength to strength. He has often said that playing music with likes of Andy and Nancy makes him a better player and in this trio he will be mainly playing guitars and banjos, singing and grinning from ear to ear. The doors will open at 7:30pm and the concert will start at 8pm. In true, Bright Phoebus style, we will have a special MC for the evening, who we will announce nearer to time. See you there!

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Bright Phoebus Presets: Simpson, Cutting & Kerr

on Tue, 16 Sep 2014 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm Doors, 8pm Concert Start

No strangers to the Bright Phoebus stage, in fact all three are considered Collective members, Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting and Nancy Kerr, have AT LAST got together to form a sublime and musically magical trio. We snapped up the chance to book them as soon as we could and we are delighted to be opening our Autumn season with these three favourites! Read all about 'em, here ....! Comprising three of Britain's finest musicians and interpreters of songs and tunes, each member of this trio is an acknowledged virtuoso in their own right. Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting and Nancy Kerr have come together for the joy of playing and exploring the possibilities of music together, after appearing together on stages in various combinations over recent years and thoroughly enjoying it! Nancy Kerr has been a major part of the acoustic music scene since she was a teenager and has always been a distinctive and impressive talent, turning heads everywhere she's played or sung. She is currently part of an award winning duo with her husband, James Fagan, and also one quarter of the Melrose Quartet and a key member of The Full English band, both nominated for BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2014. Nancy has previously been nominated for the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Original Song, acknowledging her superb song-writing skills. She is a multi-instrumentalist of rare and astonishing talent as well a beautiful and joyful singer. She is one of the shining stars in the British music firmament and going from strength to strength with every new challenge she takes on. Andy Cutting is an extraordinary musician. A master of the diatonic accordion and most other squeezeboxes, he is a superbly sensitive accompanist, a writer of beautiful and thrilling tunes, a highly in-demand band member and a sublime solo performer. His list of recording credits and sessions reads like a Who's Who of acoustic music both in the UK and abroad, and he has played live with The Who, Roger Daltry and Sting, amongst others. Along with other young players in the 80s/90s, he helped change the face of British folk music; his work in a duo with Chris Wood and as a member of the mighty, Blowzabella, helped popularise French-Canadian and European music both here and abroad. Andy has toured extensively in the past with Martin Simpson, who always says that playing music with Andy Cutting is his favourite thing to do. Martin Simpson is a multi-award winning musician, singer and songwriter who has worked with Bonnie Raitt, Richard Hawley, Jackson Brown, June Tabor, Richard Thompson and many more, as well as being a world-renowned performer in his own right. He was a notable virtuoso in his early teens and his partnership with June Tabor in the 70s and 80s brought him to the attention of a much wider audience and led to him being courted by the world of rock and roll, which he sidestepped. Twenty years living in the USA exposed him to a whole range of music, which he absorbed like a sponge, and since living back in the UK he has gone from strength to strength. He has often said that playing music with likes of Andy and Nancy makes him a better player and in this trio he will be mainly playing guitars and banjos, singing and grinning from ear to ear. The doors will open at 7:30pm and the concert will start at 8pm. In true, Bright Phoebus style, we will have a special MC for the evening, who we will announce nearer to time. See you there!

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Coope, Boyes & Simpson - In Flanders Fields

on Tue, 16 Sep 2014 at Leicester The Guildhall Doors at 7.15pm

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Rue Royale

on Tue, 16 Sep 2014 at Leeds Oporto 8pm - late

Following their stunning support with S.Carey (Bon Iver) Rue Royal join us for an intimate show.

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Kris Drever & Eamonn Coyne

on Tue, 16 Sep 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

If you're a big music fan, you've probably already caught Kris Drever as part of the acclaimed group Lau, perhaps on that trio's recent TV performances on LaterWith Jools Holland, Edinburgh's Hogmanay, BBC Folk Awards , or on stage during their sold‐out London mini‐festival Welcome To Lau‐Land. You may well also have seen and heard Eamonn Coyne with the equally captivating and critically lauded Treacherous Orchestra (whose album Origins' came out last year) or with Salsa Celtica. Or perhaps you just saw them here last year - if so you'll remember a great show. If you've never seen or heard of Kris or Eamonn before then come along and check them out.

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Jefferson Hamer + Kristin Andreassen

on Tue, 16 Sep 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Guitarist and singer Jefferson Hamer, co-recipient of a 2014 BBC2 Folk Award, and songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kristin Andreassen join together to showcase their newest original music after a spectacular year performing at the Newport Folk Festival, Royal Albert Hall, and Telluride Bluegrass Festival. They first met over a decade ago in Lyons, Colorado, where Kristin and her band Uncle Earl gathered to rehearse material for their award-winning album Waterloo, Tennessee, produced by Led Zep legend John Paul Jones. Jefferson lived next door, and he and Kristin sung country-style duets in the kitchen, finding common ground in traditional music from both sides of the Atlantic. Kristin's songwriting earned her a feature on NPR's Prairie Home Companion (with Jefferson as guitarist-in-tow) and her skills as a backing vocalist and instrumentalist were highlighted on recent UK tours with Jeffery Lewis and Aoife O'Donovan. Jefferson's collaboration with songwriter Anais Mitchell brought widespread acclaim in both the USA and the UK, and their award winning album Child Ballads was named one of the 10 Best Folk albums of 2013 by NPR. Kristin's new release Gondolier features Jefferson on guitar and harmony vocals, and she contributes vocal harmonies, keyboards, and foot percussion to Jefferson's electric and acoustic guitar-driven songs. A gifted guitarist and singer, Jefferson Hamer is able to hit close harmonies and weave gorgeous instrumental lines. -Acoustic Guitar http://www.jeffersonhamer.com http://kristinandreassen.com

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The Coach House Company

on Wed, 17 Sep 2014 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music Starts 8:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. ----------------------- Since their formation at Cambridge University in late 2010, five-piece folk band The Coach House Company are rapidly becoming known for their uplifting and wholesome sound through dynamic live performances in London and Cambridge. Inspired by the folk heritage of the British Isles, the band fuses traditional jigs, reels and folksongs with rich harmonies, instrumental virtuosity and compelling upbeat rhythms to create a unique folk expression. Original compositions and arrangements form the core of the band's repertoire, which is also infused with influences from the classical and jazz domains. The band is made up of Maya Amin-Smith (vocals/violin/mandolin), Patrick Milne (vocals/guitar), Héloïse Werner (vocals/cello), Marianne Schofield (vocals/double bass) and Colin Danskin (vocals/trumpet). The Coach House Company have recently performed at, amongst others, TV Nights at Ronnie Scott's, Acoustic Sundays in Haggerston, and the ADC Theatre in Cambridge, where they were described as 'musically excellent' in a five-star review from Varsity. 2014 will see the band undertake a solo performance at Cecil Sharp House, where their debut EP will be launched.

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Loosely, Folk Presents Jan Bell

on Wed, 17 Sep 2014 at Thirsk The Golden Fleece doors at 7.30pm, show at 8.00pm

Our new season kicks off with a special solo show featuring, from Brooklyn, Jan Bell (of The Maybelles). Enchantingly fusing Anglo-Americana sounds Jan Bell has a wonderful knack of breathing new life into time worn folk tales and rare used human stories. Yorkshire-born, her latest album pays tribute to her family's coal-mining roots with a series of songs from both sides of the Atlantic including a handful that she wrote herself. She's lived in New York for the past 20 years, but listening to her sing such 'English' songs as Dirty Old Town or her own Yorkshire Water it's plainly obvious she's not forgotten her Yorkshire roots. 4 Stars, Alan Cackett Maverick Magazine Bell was born in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Her folk songs have taken her to stages both sides of the Atlantic. Including Greyfox Bluegrass Festival NY, International Bluegrass Music Awards Nashville, Brooklyn Folk Festival, Glastonbury, Broadstairs, and Devon Folk Festival. The recipient of several awards including Best Alt. Country album (Independent Music Awards); Village Voice TOP 10 Folk Albums; Top 3 Albums CMR Nashville UK; and The Brooklyn Country Music Hall of Fame. Bell came to New York City at nineteen to teach theatre and story telling. Since then making her home in New Orleans, The Ozarks, Colorado, New Mexico and mainly NYC. Highlights of city life include an invitation from The Woody Guthrie Archives to write music for found lyrics; a Manhattan Women's Prison Christmas show; Opening for Steve Earle, and Wanda Jackson. Her band The Maybelles also opened for Odetta, and Emmylou Harris at the Ozark Folk Festival.

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Loosely, Folk Presents Jan Bell

on Wed, 17 Sep 2014 at Thirsk The Golden Fleece doors at 7.30pm, show at 8.00pm

Our new season kicks off with a special solo show featuring, from Brooklyn, Jan Bell (of The Maybelles). Enchantingly fusing Anglo-Americana sounds Jan Bell has a wonderful knack of breathing new life into time worn folk tales and rare used human stories. Yorkshire-born, her latest album pays tribute to her family's coal-mining roots with a series of songs from both sides of the Atlantic including a handful that she wrote herself. She's lived in New York for the past 20 years, but listening to her sing such 'English' songs as Dirty Old Town or her own Yorkshire Water it's plainly obvious she's not forgotten her Yorkshire roots. 4 Stars, Alan Cackett Maverick Magazine Bell was born in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Her folk songs have taken her to stages both sides of the Atlantic. Including Greyfox Bluegrass Festival NY, International Bluegrass Music Awards Nashville, Brooklyn Folk Festival, Glastonbury, Broadstairs, and Devon Folk Festival. The recipient of several awards including Best Alt. Country album (Independent Music Awards); Village Voice TOP 10 Folk Albums; Top 3 Albums CMR Nashville UK; and The Brooklyn Country Music Hall of Fame. Bell came to New York City at nineteen to teach theatre and story telling. Since then making her home in New Orleans, The Ozarks, Colorado, New Mexico and mainly NYC. Highlights of city life include an invitation from The Woody Guthrie Archives to write music for found lyrics; a Manhattan Women's Prison Christmas show; Opening for Steve Earle, and Wanda Jackson. Her band The Maybelles also opened for Odetta, and Emmylou Harris at the Ozark Folk Festival.

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The Moulettes

on Thu, 18 Sep 2014 at St Ives The Guildhall Doors 7.30pm Start 8.30pm

No parking at venue, please use Town car parks. Venue doors 7.30pm Start 8.30pm Fully Licensed Bar. Non reserved seating.

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Hans Theessink

on Thu, 18 Sep 2014 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

The Euro-bluesman is back! Dutch-born and Vienna-based Hans has been described as an inter-national blues treasure, one of the world's pre-eminent pickers (whose) warm baritone expresses the blues. It is a huge pleasure to have such a great artist in our intimate small club venue. Early booking is strongly advised.

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Hans Theessink

on Thu, 18 Sep 2014 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

The Euro-bluesman is back! Dutch-born and Vienna-based Hans has been described as an inter-national blues treasure, one of the world's pre-eminent pickers (whose) warm baritone expresses the blues. It is a huge pleasure to have such a great artist in our intimate small club venue. Early booking is strongly advised.

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Naomi Bedford With Paul Simmonds (from The Men They Couldn't Hang)

on Thu, 18 Sep 2014 at London The Slaughtered Lamb Doors at 7.30pm, gig at 8.00pm

Album launch for Naomi Bedford's 'A History of Insolence', the follow up to the acclaimed 'Tales From The Weeping Willow'. Critical appreciation: Relentlessly intriguing and unexpectedly wonderful **** MOJO Brilliant and original in equal parts **** INDEPENDENT "A favourite voice of mineI love to hear her sing" SHIRLEY COLLINS Her voice is so striking that your attention gets quickly nailed to the floor. fROOTS http://www.naomibedford.co.uk/

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Steven James Adams

on Thu, 18 Sep 2014 at London Servant Jazz Quarters Doors 7.30pm

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Peter Bruntnell

on Thu, 18 Sep 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ NME claimed that "Peter Bruntnell's records should be taught in schools" and quite rightly so - with 9 studio albums under his belt, a career retrospective and countless high-profile fans picked up along the way (including Rumer, REM's Peter Buck, Lambchop's Kurt Wagner, Son Volt's Jay Farrar and more recently John Murry). It all started back in 1995 when Peter signed to Almo Sounds, where his label-mates included Gillian Welch and Garbage. He made two albums for the label: Cannibal and Camelot in Smithereens. Grammy-winning Peter Smith (Sting/Squeeze) who produced the debut Cannibal still cites it as one of the top 3 records I've worked on. In 1999 Peter signed to Warner Brothers imprint, Slowriver / Rykodisc and released 'Normal For Bridgwater'. This was to be his biggest commercial success and a record that won him wider acclaim in North America. Upon hearing the album, Kathleen Edwards told her producer when recording her debut 'Failer' I want to make an album like this. Peter struck up a friendship with Son Volt, which resulted in them touring together. Rather than reproduce the Americana feel of 'Normal For Bridgwater', Peter's restless musical spirit has seen him strike out in new direction with almost every subsequent album. Four albums for Loose continued to win him admirers - by 2005, The Independent were calling him one of the finest songwriters in Britain and Richmond Fontaine's front man Willy Vlautin called him his favourite singer. His most recent release for Loose was 2009's 'Peter And The Murder Of Crows'. Filled with psychedelic drones and mellifluous tunes, the album found reviewers and fans alike comparing him with Nick Drake and John Martyn. It was one of Q magazine's Albums Of The Year and was an Americana Album Of The Month in MOJO Magazine. Ever inventive, with his latest 'Black Mountain UFO' Peter mixed West Coast harmonies with the requisite dab of psychedelia.

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An Intimate Evening With Jo Harman And Musicians

on Thu, 18 Sep 2014 at Worthing Pier Doors open 7pm Show starts 8pm

Worthing Piers Southern Pavilion has been refurbished back to it's original Art Deco period of the 1930's.The setting is perfect for music events and Jo Harman who is from Worthing compliments this fantastic iconic venue and we are all so excited for her show to start. All seating and standing is unreserved with some restrictive viewing due to pillars Tickets £12.50+ booking fee £14 on door if available JO HARMAN is a British singer-songwriter whose work takes inspiration from blues, soul, roots and gospel and more Jo and various musicians will perform a stripped back acoustic performance of familiar and personal songs with the audience only feet away For those who have seen Jo you always walk away wanting more This intimate venue is ideal to feel every song is aimed directly at you Recent comments include Daily Mirror as part of a half page interview, as being on course to be 'the finest female soul blues singer in the UK Huey Morgan (Fun Lovin' Criminals) on his BBC Radio 2 programme as a 'must get' album; Huey's words on air 'sometimes you hear a voice that leaves you speechlessI am' Brilliantget it!' Mail On Sunday A must hear album Jo has got an amazingly powerful soul voice Jazz FM On course to be the finest female soul and blues vocalist in the UK Daily Mirror Stunningour tip for 2013. Harman's music mainlines the human soul' The Blues Magazine (9 out of 10) A landmark album (9 stars) Country Music Magazine A veritable superstar on the British blues and roots scene, she really is that good.the voice is a glorious instrument, immensely expressive and with a tone that can send shivers down the spinethis is an astounding record, timeless, rich and powerful it's this disc that truly says that she is a star of our time.' Tone Monkey 'What a voice!' Classic Rock Jo's 2013 debut album 'Dirt On My Tongue' received remarkable critical acclaim making vaious of 'best of' lists and awards, internationally. In Summer 2014, Jo releases a new album,'Jo Harman and Company - Live At The Royal Albert Hall', recorded by the BBC. Jo and the band have just received no less than 4 nominations for this years 2014 British Blues Awards, including best singer, as well as best songwriter,

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Dan Michaelson & Coastguards

on Thu, 18 Sep 2014 at Guildford The Keep 7pm

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Jess Morgan

on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette Doors open 7.00pm

Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TKwJHHa0lRc Website - http://www.jessmorgan.co.uk/ Tickets £10 in advance or £12 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette. Mix of seating (limited) and standing. Doors 7pm. Support around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. We now have an drinks licence. Real ales,lagers wines. ciders and spirits will be served along with OCC Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and of course soft drinks. Press for Jess Gorgeous country folk' The Guardian 'Simply stunning' Folk Radio UK 'Beautifully crafted original songs ' Fish records 'Vivid original imagerya treat' fROOTS Mag 'A dynamic new singer-songwriter' R2 Mag ' Every so often you come across a little gem like this! ' - Steve Lamacq , BBC Radio 2 Biography Jess Morgan writes songs that tell stories about women and men, life and death, work and play; the adventures of the real and the imaginary sure to make you laugh and cry. Jess is a singer-songwriter who is steadily building a name for herself in roots and folk music at home and away. Accompanied by acoustic guitar Jess's style has been likened to that of the classic names of the 1970s but with her own easily distinguishable voice. Songs are peppered with influence from British Folk music as well as country, folk and blues from across the Atlantic. Recorded with musical friends and collaborators in Bergen, Norway, Jess self-released her debut album, 'All Swell', to notable acclaim in 2010. Funded by Fans and the centrepiece of a Pledge Music Campaign, Jess released her second album 'Aye Me' in the Spring of 2012. 'Aye Me' was quickly championed by BBC Radio 2's Steve Lamacq, Folk Radio UK and BBC Wales's Frank Hennessey. The album's launch was celebrated with a sold out show in Jess's home-town of Norwich and was backed up by a UK headline tour and a support tour with Paper Aeroplanes. In March 2013 Jess will release her 'Richer Thinner Smarter' EP which is a collection of songs recorded live in a one-mic-one-take fashion at locations close to her home in east Norfolk. The EP will showcase 4 new tracks and 3 new and raw recordings of favourite tracks from 'Aye Me.' Jess has earned her place supporting the likes of First Aid Kit, The Urban Folk Quartet, Teddy Thompson, Chris Wood, Lau and Megson and well as playing at clubs and venues up and down the UK. Extensive touring outside the UK has seen Jess gain an international fanbase playing regular shows in Norway, Germany and Holland. In 2013 Jess will be touring throughout the Uk, Italy, Germany and Norway.

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Nimmo Brothers

on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 at Southampton The Talking Heads Doors: 7.30pm

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Chastity Brown

on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

She'll put a spell on you. Sweet as molasses and woodsmoke, clear and burning as summer sun, Chastity Brown casts magic. Her voice brings you to the crossroads with every turn, warms, comforts and challenges you. She is the inheritor of Leadbelly, Nina Simone, Bonnie Raitt and Roberta Flack. She is past, present and future. She is fire, earth, air and water. She's a natural. Throw all the genres and hyphenates together you want to describe her gospel, roots & soul, jazz, blues & country they are all right, and also not enough. Chastity channels songs that are borne deep in the American bone, the hunger, desperation and confidence that runs through our times. Coming from Tennessee to Minnesota, touring the country, she has had half her own lifetime and million lifetimes gone before to concoct her powerful sound. Ignite it all with love, and the rest is rapture. With her fourth full-length record, Back-Road Highways, Chastity pushes her own natural talent even farther, to stunning effect. Back-Road Highways was recorded at the venerable Helsinki South studios in Nashville, Tennessee with the support of her new label C & D Music Network, giving Chastity a return to Southern warmth and a roster of heavyweight studio musicians with credits such as Mavis Staples, Garth Brooks and BeBe & CeCe Winans to lay down tracks. Also on Back-Road Highways is guitarist Robert Mulrennan of No Bird Sing, who plays with Chastity in her live band. Chastity pulls from a diverse cross-section of talent for her live shows, playing with percussionist Michael X, keyboardist deVon Gray (Heiruspecs) and bass player Jef Sundquist (Hildur Victoria), resulting in restless, electrifying and completely enveloping performances that never want to stop and linger long after the last note has quieted. Back-Road Highways is the best yet from Chastity. She opens with the slow, pulsing insistence of House Been Burnin, a cry out for our needs, then follows it up with the rocking blues of When We Get There and the plaintive, moving roots of Solely. Chastity turns it all around and brings out the joys and sorrows of love with the enormous, pleading, Say It, and throughout Back-Road Highways, Chastity sings it all out, gives us all a reason to keep on going one more day. ] A talent like this doesn't appear overnight. It takes travel, it takes guts. It takes chance, work and luck. It takes love. Get ready to love Chastity Brown. I would have called Back Road Highways the finest debut album of recent times but it's album number four! Her songs hang in your head long after they have finished. Chastity mixes Southern soul, Nashville roots and 'crazy hair' to exhilarating effect Sunday Times I am under the impression that she's only scratching the surface of what she's capable of and what she is on her way to achieve. There are singers, there are songwriters and there are musicians Chastity Brown is an artist Blues & Soul Magazine A heady mix of Dusty, Adele, Lucinda, Nina and even a smidgen of a young Emmylou and the terms smouldering, smoky and sexy will be used ad-infinitum. Stunningly beautiful. 5* Maverick "Brown has produced the soul album of the year." - Penny Black Music I honestly think she is one of the best performers I have ever seen here at The Green Note (and within the top 5-10 of any performers I've seen anywhere!!!), and having music here pretty much 7 nights/week, I've seen a lot of performers... she was ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!!!! Amazing songs, musicianship, charisma, stage presence... I could go on and on Risa The Green Note, London promoter Raw gospel-bred folk blues from this excellent Minnesota songwriter Daily Mirror Evoking memories of Tracy Chapman at her best, I Left Home, Lift Us and Slow Time make an indelible impression, underlining Brown's talent and marking her out as a performer of rare quality." The Press Association "Chastity Brown can sing the blues off a pair of jeans, then turn around and quietly play the banjo, just to keep you on your toes. Blending folk and soul, she's opened a volcanic seam on the rugged landscape of American song." MN Monthly Magazine, May 2012 "She belongs to no genre, because what she does is beyond folk, blues, soul, or any hyphenated combination of those categories. Her poetic lyrics seep into your bones." Natalie Gallagher "The pure, raw emotion that this woman generates is something even veteran blues and soul artists could take a lesson from. The girl emotes, and emotes with passion." US News Tribune "Ms. Brown's terrific third album, High Noon Teeth, is an artistic molting for the Minneapolis singer-songwriter. Released last summer, it finds Brown shedding her coffee-shop folkie shtick and reemerging, triumphantly, as a genre-hopping troubadour." Metro This was a really, really memorable concert and it's been difficult not to go overboard with hyperbole because Chastity Brown is the 'real deal' and appears to be a raw, young talent on the verge of breaking out of her cocoon and with only the slightest bit of luck, becoming a true star of the Americana scene. No Depression "Chastity Brown is contemporary roots music personified." Dwight Hobbes, Twin Cities Daily Planet "Extraordinary - brings to mind a 21-st century version of Nina Simone." Ross Rahaila, St. Paul Pioneer Press An amazing talent. If you have an insatiable appetite for a general overview of American roots music, then Chastity Brown is the artist for you. Three Chords and The Truth http://chastitybrownmusic.com

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The Wurzels

on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 at Totnes South Devon Arts Centre 7.30pm

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Kris Drever And Eamonn Coyne

on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 at Bristol The Folk House 7.30pm

Promoted by Ash Keys Music www.ashkeysmusic.com (for further info) http://krisdrever.com/ f you're a big music fan, you've probably already caught Kris Drever as part of the acclaimed group Lau, perhaps on that trio's recent TV performances on LaterWith Jools Holland (BBC 2 TV), Edinburgh's Hogmanay (BBC 1 TV News), BBC Folk Awards (BBC Red Button TV / iPlayer), or on stage during their sold‐out London mini‐festival Welcome To Lau‐Land or at a gig on their national UK tour of 2012. You may well also have seen and heard Éamonn Coyne with the equally captivating and critically lauded Treacherous Orchestra (whose album Origins' came out last year) or with Salsa Celtica.

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Coope Boyes & Simpson

on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 at Aldershot West End Centre 8.00pm

Doors at 7.00pm Show starts at 8.00pm

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Dan Walsh Upstairs At The Shakespeare Sheffield

on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 at Sheffield Shakespeare's Pub Doors at 7:30PM, Music starts at 8PM

Touted as one of the finest banjo players in the UK as well as being a superb singer, songwriter and guitarist, Dan Walsh is described as 'the real deal' (UNCUT). His unique and eclectic style, taking in folk, funk, bluegrass and even some Arabic music, has stunned audiences across the UK many times but is also spreading its wings with recent successful performances in Germany, India and Canada and a very successful first tour of New Zealand. His high energy performances and witty banter have made him one of the most exciting new talents around. Both his solo albums have received critical acclaim and extensive airplay on both sides of the Atlantic with FROOTS calling recent effort 'The Same But Different' consistently brilliant. We're delighted that Dan can take the time from working with such acts as Urban Folk Quartet, Alistair Anderson, Indian sarangi player Suhail Yusuf Khan and Canadian country singer Meaghan Blanchard to come to The Shakespeare!

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Charity Barn Dance 19th Sept 2014

on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 at Lewes Westgate Chapel Doors 7.30pm - ends 10.30pm

A fundraiser by Lewes folk fans for the award winning Oyster Project Charity - bar & snacks - all proceeds will support local people with disabilities participating in volunteer activity in the community.

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Kevin Morby (the Babies,woods)

on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 at Manchester Kraak Gallery 7.30pm

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Bitch 'n' Monk

on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bitch 'n' Monk "The seeds of this experimental male-female duo were planted in Taunton, which is somehow fitting, for Bitch ("beatboxing soprano" and guitarist Heidi Heidelberg) 'n' Monk's (experimental flautist Mauricio Velasierra) poison apple sound of jazz, folk and classical is in bitter proximity to West Country trip-hop miserablists Portishead [...] It vibrates with the sort of wacky, joie de vivre tUnE-yArDs is prone to - and that ain't a bad thing." - The Quietus Bitch 'n' Monk are excited to return to Green Note following their sell-out gig in November last year. With their unusual instrumentation of soprano, electric guitar, traditional flutes and effects, they have been gaining an eclectic set of fans including Yoko Ono and Ray Davies. Angular melodies and seemingly irrational harmony may come from nights listening to Prokofiev and Wayne Shorter, or just from a shared fetish for the tritone. Inexplicable groove on the strangest of bar lengths might reflect their affinity with West African rhythms, or just a belief that anything however bizarre can be spectacular if played with commitment and energy. Since forming in 2013 they have been known to roam the stages of London's Royal Festival Hall, Vortex, Paris' La Cigale, Rich Mix and the V&A Museum. Their debut short album 'Fulafalonga' came out on July 14th on Lotus Arts Box Records. Live video http://vimeo.com/86931827 Website [official] http://www.bitchnmonk.com "I love this!" - Yoko Ono "Bitch 'n' Monk is a duo of almost unpredictable sounds that awakens a new dimension where the ethereal exists side by side with experimental music, jazz and folk [...] it is impossible to resist their boundless energy." - La Tundra Revista "I don't really have any other way of putting this: strangely, their music felt like a consolation. I was relieved to know this kind of music was still being made - innovatively. Not re-mixed or re-dreamt from the 60s, but genuine in our days. The lyrics had me closing my eyes, smiling in shame / surprise at being caught...Feeling understood by an artist is a wonderful feeling." - The Orchestra of Writing -------------- Goodbye Leopold Goodbye Leopold blend three ethereal voices, with choreography and a unique aesthetic. Their holistic approach to delivering music stimulates all the senses, creating transportive atmospheres. Their work is either self- composed or their original arrangements of songs from across the globe, creating a genre bending unique soundscape. Adopting abstract sounds and techniques and experimenting with singing backwards (yes in reverse!) allowing lyrics to be reduced to sounds, enabling the audience to think less and feel more. Goodbye Leopold have performed in art galleries, festivals, grimy rock and roll venues, to Classical, alternative and folk audiences and have also devised and performed the musical soundtrack to The Fishtales of Alaska at the Yard theatre, in London's Hackney Wick. They have worked with iD online magazine, collaborated with artist Julie Verhoeven and fashion brand Chloe, London based Electro band Is Tropical, and been broadcast on Radio 1, NTS radio and ressonance fm. "A frozen, ethereal sound with their voices that recalls Liz Frazer at her most wild and worldly or Mountain Man at their glacial best." - Time out "I don't know when I've been more blown away by a performance anywhere, and to see it here in the basement of a tiny Dalston nightclub felt like finding buried treasure. Do not miss them if you can help it." - Beardrock "A hypnotic spectacle" - southlondonscene blog "A beautiful, unearthly music, somewhere between the emotional depth of Sigur Rós and a bouncier, poppier Björk sound" - Onestoparts

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David Thomas Broughton

on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 at Liverpool Mello Mello 8pm

The enigmatic, experimental, masterful, folk genius that is DAVID THOMAS BROUGHTON, comes to Liverpool for the first time in over 5 years. Expect the unexpected from this charismatic performer. Support comes in the form of OTTERSGEAR. More tbc.

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Trio Gitan

on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 at Reeth Memorial Hall Doors 7.30pm for an 8pm start

Trio Gitan will take you on a journey like no other: from Classical Music to Klezmer, Poignant Russian songs to Parisian Swing, compositions new to Celtic Fiddling - this band has it all! Sizzling soloing that will have you on the edge of your seat if you are not already up and dancing. Crafted improvisations, complex and accomplished, yet full of bubbling life with spontaneous dynamic interplay between violin, guitar, accordion and vocals from these maestro musicians. Together, Trio Gitan create a world class show of dynamism, poignancy, outrageous skill and down to earth good fun that is second to none!

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Trio Gitan

on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 at Reeth Memorial Hall Doors 7.30pm for an 8pm start

Trio Gitan will take you on a journey like no other: from Classical Music to Klezmer, Poignant Russian songs to Parisian Swing, compositions new to Celtic Fiddling - this band has it all! Sizzling soloing that will have you on the edge of your seat if you are not already up and dancing. Crafted improvisations, complex and accomplished, yet full of bubbling life with spontaneous dynamic interplay between violin, guitar, accordion and vocals from these maestro musicians. Together, Trio Gitan create a world class show of dynamism, poignancy, outrageous skill and down to earth good fun that is second to none!

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Pindrop : Jonny Sings Jake - Tribute To Jake Thackray

on Sat, 20 Sep 2014 at Stockton On Tees The Green Room Doors 8pm

This is a very special gig for PinDrop and a slight departure from our usual events, we present the excellent Jonny Maughan with his excellent rendition and homage to the great folk singer-songwriter Jake Thackray. JONNY MAUGHAN Jonny Maughan is a Hartlepool native and multi-instrumentalist. He has been performing the songs of Jake Thackray for 7 years, and in that time has developed and refined a faithful homage to Thackray's unique style, capturing both the bittersweet humour and understated pathos of his songs. In the last year Jonny has started to attract wider notice, having supported Ruth Notman and performed at Shepley Folk Festival. Jonny was recently invited to Wavelength Studios in Doncaster by producer Keith Angel (Jon Boden, Kate Rusby, Martin Simpson), who spotted him playing at The Fisherman's Arms in Hartlepool. Keith was so impressed that he immediately offered to produce Jonny's first demo, which they recorded together in November. SARA DENNIS We are delighted to have Sara has main support for the evening, another artist who has played the pindrop stage more than a couple of times. Sara Dennis is a singer/songwriter from the Tees Valley performing on the folk, acoustic and literary scene. Hailing from a musical family, Sara studied classical piano and cello as a child along with a variety of other instruments along the way. She has performed in music festivals since the age of eight and began composing music from an early age. Drawing inspiration from the natural world, Sara's songs are a combination of the traditional and the contemporary, infused with fairy tale imagery, seascapes, history and literary characters and motifs. Sara performs mainly as a solo artist but regularly collaborates with other musicians and poets including Daniel Pettitt, Dave Brunskill, Mimi O'Malley, Anton Flint, Kev Howard, Bob Beagrie and Andy Willoughby. Tickets will be available from the venue and other online outlets

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Special Mystery Guest

on Sat, 20 Sep 2014 at Dungworth The Royal Hotel Doors 7.30pm House Songs

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Potbelly Folk Festival - Autumn Day Special

on Sat, 20 Sep 2014 at Kettering Arts Centre, St Andrew's Church 2pm till late

Our Potbelly special day festival is returning this Autumn It will see a great new line-up with talent drawn from across the country lots more quality folk music, great beers, wonderful people and an atmospheric venue. There will be a return of the very popular children's arts activities and the cafe in the church rooms as well as very reasonably priced concessions tickets and under 5′s go free! So bring all the family along for a music and arts festival day which won't be affected by the weather!

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Potbelly Folk Festival - Autumn Day Special

on Sat, 20 Sep 2014 at Kettering Arts Centre, St Andrew's Church 2pm till late

Our Potbelly special day festival is returning this Autumn It will see a great new line-up with talent drawn from across the country lots more quality folk music, great beers, wonderful people and an atmospheric venue. There will be a return of the very popular children's arts activities and the cafe in the church rooms as well as very reasonably priced concessions tickets and under 5′s go free! So bring all the family along for a music and arts festival day which won't be affected by the weather!

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Lydd Bagpipe And Hurdy Gurdy Fest

on Sat, 20 Sep 2014 at Lydd All Saints Church 7.30pm

An evening concert and dance. Folk/World/Medieval/Euro Ceilidh You are invited to an evening party of Folk/World/Medieval/Euro Ceilidh.... music dance and songs in the atmospheric and acoustically splendid venue of All Saints' Church, Lydd. A diverse mixture of local and international performers including Bombus Lucorum, Woodwose, Simon Raine and Christine Adams offer an eclectic mix of trad. and original music based around the traditions of the UK and Europe, past and present; played on a wide variety of instruments but with the core drone-based and ethereal melodies of English/Flemish bagpipes and Hurdy Gurdies. Further enhanced by superb sound and light provided by THE WORX Stagetech. Something for everyone and certainly a event not to be missed! Join the event on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/720304764700051

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Lydd Bagpipe And Hurdy Gurdy Fest

on Sat, 20 Sep 2014 at Lydd All Saints Church 7.30pm

An evening concert and dance. Folk/World/Medieval/Euro Ceilidh You are invited to an evening party of Folk/World/Medieval/Euro Ceilidh.... music dance and songs in the atmospheric and acoustically splendid venue of All Saints' Church, Lydd. A diverse mixture of local and international performers including Bombus Lucorum, Woodwose, Simon Raine and Christine Adams offer an eclectic mix of trad. and original music based around the traditions of the UK and Europe, past and present; played on a wide variety of instruments but with the core drone-based and ethereal melodies of English/Flemish bagpipes and Hurdy Gurdies. Further enhanced by superb sound and light provided by THE WORX Stagetech. Something for everyone and certainly a event not to be missed! Join the event on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/720304764700051

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A Song Of Two Bridges

on Sat, 20 Sep 2014 at New Mills Spring Bank Arts Centre Doors open 7.30pm Show starts 8pm

Jackdaw Stone presents Ashley Hutchings (co-founder of Fairport Convention, and Steeleye Span) and Blair Dunlop. Ashley is one of the country's great songwriters, and is now performing his wonderful poetry too. His son Blair Dunlop, at 22, is fast becoming known for his virtuosic guitar skills, and as a major songwriting talent, after his debut album 'Blight and Blossom', and the 2014 album 'House of Jacks'. Blair won the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Horizon Award in 2012. Together they present music, poems and song-lyrics of many Ages and moods - their own interpretations of their musical and lyrical favourite artists, as well as the gifts of their own creativity. This is a unique, world-first event, created specially by Ashley and Blair for Jackdaw Stone.

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The Open Mikers Featuring Cj & Nick, The Reckless Sleepers Ft Phil Garvey, The Acoustic Architects

on Sat, 20 Sep 2014 at Canterbury The Kingston Barn doors 7pm for 7.30pm start

Something different. We are blessed here in Canterbury to have a strong, vibrant and talented local music scene. Here we showcase some of our most talented and entertaining friends in an evening with the best of the local open mic scene. Far from amateur, many of these musicians appear regularly at local festivals and public events and are good friends and supporters of Folk in the Barn. Here's a chance to see just how lucky we are, and have some fun. CJ & Nick The Reckless Sleepers ft Phil Garvey The Acoustic Architects biogs to follow Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start £8 online £9 cash or cheque in advance £10 on the door www.folkinthebarn.co.uk

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Abdul Tee-jay - A Solo Performance. Presented By The 12th London African Music Festival

on Sat, 20 Sep 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 1pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 1pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 1.30pm. 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 2.15pm. 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 12th London African Music Festival presents... SOLO PERFORMANCE BY ABDUL TEE-JAY Since arriving in the UK in the early 80s Freetown, Sierra Leone, guitarist, songwriter and singer ABDUL TEE-JAY has made an important contributions to British-African music through tours and releasing acclaimed albums like "Palm Wine A Go Go and E'Go Lef Pan You. He continues to push the boundary as he did when he formed his band "Rokoto" in 1988 and the band he still leads. In this festival appearance Abdul Tee-Jay plays solo as he looks back over his recording and featuring new versions and arrangements of palm wine classics that take the music.

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East Meets West Presents Jazz Thali

on Sat, 20 Sep 2014 at London Jamboree 8pm to Midnight

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The Cajun Dawgs

on Sat, 20 Sep 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

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

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The Outside Track

on Sat, 20 Sep 2014 at Shaw Playhouse2 Doors 7.00pm show at 8.00pm

One of the finest Celtic music bands in the world returning to Playhouse2 after their sell-out performance 2 years ago. 4 girls from Ireland, Scotland and Cape Breton, Canada playing a variety of instruments incl.fiddle, accordion, harp, whistle and oh yes they step-dance and sing and the whole thing is driven by the guitar playing of the only male member of the band!

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Chastity Brown

on Sun, 21 Sep 2014 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors 7pm, Show starts 8pm

She'll put a spell on you. Sweet as molasses and woodsmoke, clear and burning as summer sun, Chastity Brown casts magic. Her voice brings you to the crossroads with every turn, warms, comforts and challenges you. She is the inheritor of Leadbelly, Nina Simone, Bonnie Raitt and Roberta Flack. She is past, present and future. She is fire, earth, air and water. She's a natural. Throw all the genres and hyphenates together you want to describe her gospel, roots & soul, jazz, blues & country they are all right, and also not enough. Chastity channels songs that are borne deep in the American bone, the hunger, desperation and confidence that runs through our times. Coming from Tennessee to Minnesota, touring the country, she has had half her own lifetime and million lifetimes gone before to concoct her powerful sound. Her fourth studio album, 'Back-Road Highways' is the best yet from Chastity. She opens with the slow, pulsing insistence of 'House Been Burnin,' a cry out for our needs, then follows it up with the rocking blues of 'When We Get There' and the plaintive, moving roots of 'Solely'. Chastity turns it all around and brings out the joys and sorrows of love with 'After You,' and throughout Back-Road Highways, Chastity sings it all out, gives us all a reason to keep on going one more day. A talent like this doesn't appear overnight. It takes travel, it takes guts. It takes chance, work and luck. It takes love. Get ready to love Chastity Brown. '........ she is one of the best performers I have ever seen here ... (and within the top 5-10 of any performers I've seen anywhere!!!)' The Green Note, London '(her voice ) is a heady mix of Dusty, Adele, Lucinda, Nina and even a smidgen of a young Emmylou and the terms smouldering, smoky and sexy' - No Depression

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Coope, Boyes And Simpson

on Sun, 21 Sep 2014 at Sheffield The Heeley Institute Door 7.30pm, performance from 8pm.

Coope Boyes & Simpson In Flanders Fields The more we learn about war, the more important it becomes to sing about peace. Peace has been a recurring theme of the powerful and distinctive singing and songwriting of the English a cappella trio Barry Coope, Jim Boyes and Lester Simpson. Haunting and irreverent, the words and music of In Flanders Fields catch the indestructible spirit that defied one of the greatest human tragedies of the twentieth century. Bringing together eye-witness accounts, contemporary poetry and songs specially commissioned for the town of Passchendaele's Peace Concerts, In Flanders Fields takes its name from the poem written by John McCrae who was killed on the Western Front in the First World War. Coope Boyes and Simpson have established a justifiable following for the quality of their singing, the subtlety of their harmonies and the sharpness of their observations. Not afraid to prick the bubble of the pompous they are able to convey their message with cutting precision tempered by humour when necessary. With superb a cappella singing and evocative songs, this internationally acclaimed trio hauntingly bring home the humour and courage of those who took part in the War to end all Wars. "The incomparable Coope Boyes and Simpson," Mark Radcliffe "It was, in turn, sad, funny, ironic, whimsical, horrific, poignant - tears of sorrow were immediately replaced by tears of laughter." Folk on Tap "As passionate a tour de force of unaccompanied singing as you can imagine." MOJO "Coope Boyes & Simpson are currently our most inspiring vocal harmony group. Few can compete live with their voices, whether singing an unaccompanied traditional song or one of their own." Colin Irwin, BBC Radio2

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Coope, Boyes And Simpson

on Sun, 21 Sep 2014 at Sheffield The Heeley Institute Door 7.30pm, performance from 8pm.

Coope Boyes & Simpson In Flanders Fields The more we learn about war, the more important it becomes to sing about peace. Peace has been a recurring theme of the powerful and distinctive singing and songwriting of the English a cappella trio Barry Coope, Jim Boyes and Lester Simpson. Haunting and irreverent, the words and music of In Flanders Fields catch the indestructible spirit that defied one of the greatest human tragedies of the twentieth century. Bringing together eye-witness accounts, contemporary poetry and songs specially commissioned for the town of Passchendaele's Peace Concerts, In Flanders Fields takes its name from the poem written by John McCrae who was killed on the Western Front in the First World War. Coope Boyes and Simpson have established a justifiable following for the quality of their singing, the subtlety of their harmonies and the sharpness of their observations. Not afraid to prick the bubble of the pompous they are able to convey their message with cutting precision tempered by humour when necessary. With superb a cappella singing and evocative songs, this internationally acclaimed trio hauntingly bring home the humour and courage of those who took part in the War to end all Wars. "The incomparable Coope Boyes and Simpson," Mark Radcliffe "It was, in turn, sad, funny, ironic, whimsical, horrific, poignant - tears of sorrow were immediately replaced by tears of laughter." Folk on Tap "As passionate a tour de force of unaccompanied singing as you can imagine." MOJO "Coope Boyes & Simpson are currently our most inspiring vocal harmony group. Few can compete live with their voices, whether singing an unaccompanied traditional song or one of their own." Colin Irwin, BBC Radio2

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Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

on Sun, 21 Sep 2014 at Topsham Matthews Hall 8.00pm - doors 7.30

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 nineties. Now the timing is right for a return to form from the Dartmoor based couple. Two of the British folk scene's 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. 'Classy return for Devon based husband and wife duo' Q Magazine **** 4 Stars

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The Askew Sisters

on Sun, 21 Sep 2014 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub Doors at 7:45pm. Music from 8:00pm

Emily and Hazel Askew are a young duo making waves on the folk scene with their energetic brand of English folk music. Using fiddle and melodeon, they play and sing with an infectious enjoyment and love for the music, from rhythmic foot stomping tunes to powerful interpretations of songs and ballads. The Askew Sisters have spent the last few years playing at venues across the country, from top festivals and folk clubs to London's National Theatre and National Portrait Gallery. 2010 saw the release of their second album Through Lonesome Woods to much critical acclaim, and Hazel won Best Female Singer at the 2011 Spiral Earth Awards.

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Tich Frier

on Sun, 21 Sep 2014 at Southport Park Golf Club Doors from 7pm, music from 8pm

Wee Scot with big voice and sharp wit. Trad songs and inventive, often hilarious stories.

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An Evening With Richard Digance @ St Ives Festival

on Sun, 21 Sep 2014 at St Ives The Guildhall Doors 7.30pm Start 8.30pm

Part of St Ives Festival. Unreserved Seating, Licensed Bar. No parking at venue, please use town car parks.

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Chris Cleverly With Very Special Guests

on Sun, 21 Sep 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

You may have heard the name Chris Cleverley whispered around the new Birmingham Folk Scene and indeed far beyond. With fingerstyle guitar work of arresting complexity and a voice of shimmering intensity, Chris has been described as Sublime by the likes of Martha Tilston. Chris has developed a formidable reputation, supporting artists such as Spiers & Boden, Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman and Cara Luft. Tonight he will be performing original and traditional songs from his forthcoming album with a host of guest musicians, shortly after a surprise opening set from one of the finest performers in the West Midlands.

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Willmcnicol, Elliott Morris, Chris Woods

on Sun, 21 Sep 2014 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

Guitar Special

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Willmcnicol, Elliott Morris, Chris Woods

on Sun, 21 Sep 2014 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

Guitar Special

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Tom Kitching And Band Present 'interloper'

on Sun, 21 Sep 2014 at London Green Note Doors Open 2:00pm, Live Music starts 2:30pm

'Interloper An outward facing, forward looking English music album by Tom Kitching. Shaped by an increasing and hugely varied raft of influences, English music is evolving faster than ever. This project seeks to define the state of the tradition. What are the new English tunes? What influences them? How do they fit in the continuum of English music? Working with musicians from outside English music, Tom Kitching has pressed the reset button. Defining English music as anything written by an English musician, regardless of style, Interloper places the English tradition at the heart of a web of traditions across time and territory. Contemporary and broad based, Interloper captures an English tradition that is open to the world, confident, and comfortable with the journey.' The band. Tom Kitching (Fiddle). In a 9 year career, Tom has worked with a staggering variety of musicians and singers, from Gren Bartley and Gavin Davenport, through award winning band 'Pilgrims' Way' to dance favourites 'Albireo'. Few can claim as broad a CV and this first solo project draws deeply from all his influences. Marit Fält is a truly exceptional accompanist and interpreter of the Låtmandola, and is in great demand, having worked with Catriona MacDonald and Patsy Reid in Vamm, and with Rona Wilkie. Jim Molyneux (percussion) is well known as a member of Foursquare and The Old Dance School, and was a BBC young musician of the year finalist. Freya Rae (Flute and Clarinet) is a recent graduate of the folk degree course, and half of an up and coming duo with Louis Bingham.

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Julie Felix - International Day Of Peace

on Sun, 21 Sep 2014 at London Charlton House Doors open 1.30pm performances from 2pm-5pm

Julie Felix makes a welcome retun to Charlon House in Greenwich after performing to a packed house last year. Julie Felix will be celebrating 50 years in the world of music this year. In 1964 Julie arrived in England after leaving California and became the first solo folk artist to be signed to a major British record company when she signed with Decca. In 1966 Julie became the resident singer on the amazingly popular TV programme The Frost Report, and quickly became a household name. She went on to appear in her own TV series on BBC1 and BBC2 and recorded hit singles on Mickey Most's RAK label. In June 2013, Julie performed at the prestigious Leicester Square Theatre to celebrate her 75th birthday and in October she was invited to Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Camilla. There are those among us who just have to play and sing; to whom there can be no question of quitting; to whom their work is not a job but a calling. Julie Felix is one such musician. Steve Harley The afternooon will be packed with artists including our very own GFMA Folk Hero Chris Harrison launching his album 'Carols From The Coalfields on the Global Fusion Music & Arts Label

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Chastity Brown

on Mon, 22 Sep 2014 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30pm

She'll put a spell on you. Sweet as molasses and woodsmoke, clear and burning as summer sun, Chastity Brown casts magic. Her voice brings you to the crossroads with every turn, warms, comforts and challenges you. She is the inheritor of Leadbelly, Nina Simone, Bonnie Raitt and Roberta Flack. She is past, present and future. She is fire, earth, air and water. She's a natural.Best of the blues.amazing reviews in the times newspaper.

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Lisbee Stainton

on Mon, 22 Sep 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe doors 7.30pm

Lisbee Stainton's Word Games tour comes to Kitchen Garden Cafe on March Sepember 22nd - an evening not to be missed by music lovers. When multi-instrumentalist Lisbee isn't writing and recording her own work she tours as a special guest with Seth Lakeman's band, with the folk star describing her as, a fantastic singer songwriter. Having toured extensively with the likes of Joan Armatrading, Paul Carrack, Gretchen Peters and Eleanor McEvoy, the prolific 25 year-old Stainton has just released 'Word Games', the fourth album of the acoustic pop star's increasingly impressive career. Performing on the night as a duo, Lisbee will be joined by guitarist/singer Simon Johnson, with whom Lisbee co-wrote 'Red Dog Running' the first single to be released from Word Games. The Independent on Sunday said Lisbee delivers, Acoustic, melodic, earnestly upful pop., while The Daily Mirror said Lisbee's tender inquisitive songs follow an attractive, harmony rich and melodically sure path between pop and folk structures. A unique genre-less artist who is slowly but surely making her global mark. The suits who choose the Mercury prize nomination albums should take note. Maverick Magazine wistful English melancholy with a soul undertow, and a sweet folk-pop voice. MOJO Bound for gloryan exquisite slice of traditional songwriting The Times

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The Hackensaw Boys

on Mon, 22 Sep 2014 at Cardiff The Full Moon 7:30pm

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Alim Kamara

on Mon, 22 Sep 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The award winning lyricist, Alim Kamara from Sierra Leone, is quickly building a reputation as a didactic role model when it comes to the arts. From hip-hop to ancient storytelling, Alim has taken his words and works internationally including the US, Canada, Holland and his home town in Sierra Leone. Tonight with a live band Alim performs works from his first book of poetry and his hip hop EP released in July 2014. A live band brings energy and rhythms to his words in motion.

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Steve Ashley

on Mon, 22 Sep 2014 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

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Steve Ashley

on Mon, 22 Sep 2014 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

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The 12th London African Music Festival Presents Lorraine Lionheart (botswana)

on Tue, 23 Sep 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Lorraine Lionheart is one of the new faces on African music scene. Born and raised in the Kalahari Desert, in Botswana and lived for several years in Harare the capital city of Zimbabwe before moving to Birmingham England. Her unique blend of African rhythms and soul gives her music an uplifting energy and soulfulness that makes her music comes alive in any setting. In her festival debut she leads her cracking 4-piece band.

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My Sweet Patootie

on Wed, 24 Sep 2014 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath Doors 7.15pm, start 7.45pm

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Carrie Elkin

on Wed, 24 Sep 2014 at London The Slaughtered Lamb Doors 7.30pm

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'a Bud Or Two For Jake: A Celebration Of The Music Of Jake Thackray'

on Wed, 24 Sep 2014 at London Green Note Doors@ 7pm. Pls see greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Green Tape Presents... 'A Bud or Two for Jake: a celebration of the music of Jake Thackray' This one-off event celebrates the music and life of Jake Thackray, one of the finest singer-songwriters of the last 50 years. Taking his cue from French chansonniers like Jaques Brel and George Brassons, Thackray was a totally unique writer and performer, delivering stories full of warmth, humour, despair, and pathos with an astonishing lyrical agility. The night will be headlined by John Watterson aka Fake Thackray, long-recognised as the best Jake tribute act in the UK today. 'We can't have Jake back but this is the next best thing - a real tribute' - Mike Harding 'It is marvellous that Jake Thackray's treasured songs ride again. They are in safe hands' - Ralph McTell John Watterson - http://www.fakethackray.com/

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Phil Beer

on Thu, 25 Sep 2014 at Stourbridge Katie Fitzgerald's Doors 8pm

Phil is one of the most popular ambassadors for acoustic roots music. A dazzling instrumentalist, he is perhaps best known as a top flight fiddler and plays in the all-star line-up, Feast of Fiddles. But his skills don't stop there, he also plays slide, Spanish and tenor guitar, mandocello, viola, mandolin and South American cuatro, not to mention contributing rich vocals. Born in Exminster, Devon, he started to play fiddle, guitar and mandolin while still at school in Teignmouth and habitually credits Davey Graham's Folk, Blues & Beyond as his inspiration for acoustic music. He played his first gig at 14 and started working as a duo with Paul Downes in 1974 (their Live at Nettlebed CD has recently been released). He was then in the Arizona Smoke Revue and a key member of Johnny Coppin's band. His impressive track record also includes touring with Mike Oldfield and being a member of the feted Albion Band from 1984-1991. Show of Hands became a full-time partnership in the early 90s, a band that has gone on to sell out the Royal Albert Hall three times and who were voted Best Live Act, by the public, at the 2004 Folk Awards. Phil, who also has his own Phil Beer Band, famously guested on the Rolling Stones Steel Wheels album and Steve Harley's Poetic Justice. As a composer, Phil has written many numbers including the stunning instrumental The Falmouth Packet for SoH's album Witness. As a solo artist he released Rhythm Methodist in 2004, a double album of songs and instrumentals (re-released on the Talking Elephant label this year) while his enviable versatility is shown in the imminent Hard Works compilation of two earlier albums and a long-awaited five disc boxed set of archive, new and live music and video. Phil is also in demand as a producer, co-producing (with Steve Knightley) Jez Lowe's Jack Commons Anthem among others. This year Phil formed his own label, Chudleigh Roots, producing Jackie Oates' highly acclaimed second album, The Violet Hour and an album by Singer Songwriter Tom Palmer, and most recently Isambardes 'Telling Tales. In the meantime, Show of Hands go from strength to strength with the critically acclaimed release, Arrogance, Ignorance and Greed and two great tours to finish off 2010.

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Sean Taylor.

on Thu, 25 Sep 2014 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8pm.

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Jim Causley & Lukas Drinkwater

on Thu, 25 Sep 2014 at Exeter Starz Bar Doors open 7.30pm Start time 8.15pm

DOORS OPEN 7.30PM START TIME 8.15PM We are delighted to host an evening with the fabulous Jim Causley & Lukas Drinkwater. Five times BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jim Causley is a singer/accordionist who is passionate about traditional song and particularly that of his native Devon. Jim recorded an album of the poems of his distant relative, Charles Causley to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the death of this celebrated Cornish poet. Jim has set to music a diverse selection of Causley's poems to give the audience a taster of the poet's great body of work. The album Cyprus Well was recorded live in Charles Causley's house in Launceston, Cornwall and many of the tracks feature Charles' own piano. The album also features guest appearances from vocalist Julie Murphy of Welsh band Fernhill, Canadian harpist Ceri Owen-Jones, Jiggerypipery's fiddler Carl Allerfeldt plus native Cornish ambassadors Dalla and revered guitarist Pete Berryman's trio PB3. He is joined by guitarist Lukas Drinkwater. Lukas is best known as the bassist with festival favourites 3 Daft Monkeys, and for his solo work. Jim & Lukas have been working together since 2013. Jim Causley's Cyprus Well made The Telegraph's Top 10 Folk Albums of 2013'The whole album evokes the graceful charm and character of a true English gentleman from a bygone age.' ★★★★ The Telegraph

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Wizz Jones

on Thu, 25 Sep 2014 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

This pioneer of the British folk scene has just turned 75 but happily shows no signs of retiring yet! A hugely influential musicians' musician, Wizz is also a fine singer and a delightfully modest performer with a wide repertoire of modern songs, blues and original numbers. We have enjoyed his playing so many times over the decades.

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Wizz Jones

on Thu, 25 Sep 2014 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

This pioneer of the British folk scene has just turned 75 but happily shows no signs of retiring yet! A hugely influential musicians' musician, Wizz is also a fine singer and a delightfully modest performer with a wide repertoire of modern songs, blues and original numbers. We have enjoyed his playing so many times over the decades.

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Carrie Elkin Band

on Thu, 25 Sep 2014 at Lewes The Con Club Doors 7.30pm

We are super excited about having Carrie back in Lewes with her band this time. Carrie toured here earlier in the 2013 with her old friend Sam Baker but she's returning in 2014 with her own band and with a new CD that is currently in production. "I have never seen a performer so in love with the act of singing. That's the gospel truth. Onstage Elkin was simply a force of nature, offstage her eyes retain an impish 24/7 twinkle. So twinkle, twinkle... Maverick Magazine

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Willy Porter And Luke Jackson

on Thu, 25 Sep 2014 at Hutton Rudby Village Hall Doors 7.30pm - Show 8.00pm

WILLY PORTER It's been a few miles across America, Canada, the UK and Europe since Willy Porter released his debut CD, The Trees Have Soul in 1990. Back then he traveled in his Volkswagen selling discs out of the trunk, mesmerizing audiences with his guitar chops and original tunes. In 1994, he released his second independent CD entitled, Dog Eared Dream. The album marked Porter's artistic growth from his constant touring and a more developed songwriting perspective. The song Angry Words became a top-10 staple on Triple AAA radio stations around the USA. This radio success established Porter as a nationally recognized artist, and brought the inevitable major label bidding war to a boil. Dog Eared Dream highlighted his pop songwriting sensibility and also his acoustic guitar work that would grow into a style uniquely his own a mixture of Leo Kottke, Michael Hedges, Richard Thompson and Lindsey Buckingham. He would ultimately sign with Private Music/BMG in 1995. European and American tours with Rickie Lee Jones, Tori Amos and The Cranberries followed over the next year and a half. Amos summed up her thoughts by saying Willy plays rhythms that make me want to crawl inside his guitar and sleep there forever. Private Music went super nova in 1997, and Porter was left in contractual limbo with BMG. Porter regained momentum in 1999 when he signed with San Francisco-based Six Degrees Records and released the folk-pop gem, Falling Forward. Produced by Grammy winner Neil Dorfsman (Dire Straits, Sting), Falling Forward contained the radio friendly tracks Mystery & Cut the Rope. National tours commenced with legendary artists Paul Simon, Sting, Jeff Beck and Jethro Tull. In 2002, Porter brought seemingly disparate elements together on his eponymous self-titled disc, Willy Porter. The album combined his fiery acoustic guitar work with career defining songwriting and vocal workequal parts rock muscle, and folk-based intimacy. Willy Porter showed his growing vocal talents as he sidestepped through various character songs with power and detailed subtlety. In 2003, the solo live album High Wire Live would further forge Porters' relationship with his growing audience. It clearly showcased his mastery of the acoustic guitar in his most comfortable environmenthis live show. He continued to stretch over the next couple of years morphing performance art, live audio looping, and improvisational sketch comedy into his solo whistle stops. Each tour date became a unique event, a musical experience much greater than just a review of past, present and future recorded work. Porter's combined experience at both major and independent record labels ultimately fueled the drive to release a wider variety of music on a more frequent basis, and led Porter to start his own imprint, Weasel Records in December 2005. Since then he has released, Available Light and How to Rob A Bank (eOne Distribution) through this independent label as well as produced and released two discs for singer/songwriter Natalia Zukerman. Porter then began a unique collaboration with Carpe Diem String Quartet called the mealies. Adding an acoustic guitar and vocals to a traditional string quartet, the mealies have captivated audiences throughout the Midwest and captured one of their performances as LIVE AT BoMA released on Weasel Records in 2010. Porter's most recent release brought him back to his roots with an acoustic focus and is a collaboration with Milwaukee area singer Carmen Nickerson. Cheeseburgers & Gasoline was recorded at Porter's home studio and captured live largely as they would be heard at a live show. Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull, has described Porter's musicianship this way: Willy Porter's music demonstrates admirably that the technical excellence of his guitar-playing will never overwhelm the essence of the song itself. In perfect symbiosis, the disciplines of performance and songwriting combine together to create the unique work for which he is admired by professional peers and audiences alike. Oh and a damn fine singer too. Thank goodness he doesn't play the flute. LUKE JACKSON - Luke is a rising 19 year old Roots singer/songwriter from Canterbury, Kent , and 2013 saw him nominated for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. With a bold, show stopping voice and honed guitar skills, Luke is a confident and captivating performer demonstrating an astonishing maturity. He has been making ripples on the live acoustic scene supporting such luminaries as Show of Hands, Paul Brady, Chris Wood, Steve Knightley, Karine Polwart and Oysterband. Last autumn he made his debut in Scotland, winning praise for a stand-out voice, songwriting skill and stage presence that completely belies his years. His debit album More than Boys, produced by the acclaimed Welsh singer-songwriter Martyn Joseph, launched at the Shrewsbury Festival, has been receiving plaudits from critics and airplay on numerous radio stations and 2014 sees the release of his accomplished follow up album, Fumes and Faith, which Luke has co-produced with Cardiff-based American record producer Mason Neely It's a belting roots and blues infused album of 11 original songs and his voice is richer, his fan base is bigger and he has delivered startling performances on the UK festival scene, from Cambridge to Sidmouth and The Great British Folk Festival. With a wealth of finely-observed narrative songs, The album emphasises the exceptional maturity and versatility of one of the most exciting young singer songwriters and live performers on the scene! an outstanding heir to the likes of Richard Thompson and Martin Simpson - Acoustic magazine A great singer, a great songwriter and a really commanding presence..I watch everything this young chap does with a considerable amount of interest and an equal measure of amazement. Mike Harding A fantastic voice, a great year and a terrific new album - Simon Mayo, BBC Radio 2 For a while after Nic Jones and Chris Wood there was a big gap and you wondered where the next generation was coming from now Luke's the next guy John McCusker Luke has already acquired both an unmistakable voice and a strikingly individual vision, so has a tremendous head start on the competition fRoots An assured second albumhis guitar playing is sweet and stylish and his voice is growing in command The Telegraph A sumptuous voice loaded with maturity and a melodically blessed guitar style with wisdom and musical clout beyond his teenage years we'll be hearing much more of Luke Spiral Earth A young man enjoying some notable patronage a debut album of surprising maturity and a compelling listen Properganda A maturity beyond his 18 years reminiscent of a young Tim Buckley with a touch of Nizlopi thrown in for good measure- Northern Sky One of the strongest first albums I've heard in absolutely ages. This is an album to buy now and be able to say 'I was there'.- FATEA Luke Jackson sings with an extraordinarily rich voice and possesses a guitar technique astonishing for one so young. I first heard him sing four years ago and even then his songwriting suggested a performer of rare promise Steve Knightley, Show of Hands This teenager 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

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Spin Cycle: A Sonic Journey Into The World Of Spin

on Thu, 25 Sep 2014 at London Cecil Sharp House Doors at 7pm, start time 7.30pm

The finale of Yan Tan Tethera a season of events inspired by textiles and folk sees sonic arts collective sampler-cultureclash cook up a storm of sampling shenanigans. Bringing textiles, folk song and machines from the Isle of Skye to Cecil Sharp House, expect an evening of loops, oscillations and rotations. There will be knitters, weavers, textile machines, traditional musicians and Gaelic song, combined with electronic, visual and sonic artists.

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Phillip Henry And Hannah Martin

on Thu, 25 Sep 2014 at Porlock Village Hall 8.00pm (doors open 7.30pm)

Winners of Best Duo at the BBC Folk Awards 2014, this truly unique young duo are at the forefront of the new global folk movement. They will amaze you with their astonishing instrumental virtuosity, their genre-bending material and their warm personalities. A force to be reckoned with!

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Paul Liddell + The Hallelujah Trails + Dominic Crane

on Thu, 25 Sep 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, Music from 8pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Blue House Music Presents... Paul Liddell + The Hallelujah Trails + Dominic Crane The welcome return of Paul Liddell to Green Note sees him top off a great line-up of Blue House Music acts which is as exciting as it is eclectic. Paul's music is best experienced in the flesh as his witty, charming stage presence belies a sanguine edge to his perfectly crafted songs. And despite the wizardry that he uses onstage, it is all about the songs with Paul. His welcoming, warm singing voice embraces rather than broadcasts the melodies and an exceptionally fluid guitar style testifies rather than dazzles. Check him out online - www.paulliddell.com North London's finest The Hallelujah Trails' infectious enthusiasm for their craft is their most potent weapon but the stagecraft is nothing without the songs. Oh the songs! Jeremy Mendonca's quirky, almost psychedelic rockabilly-bluegrass whimsies have their perfect foil in the tight harmonies and bass playing of Anna Robinson, and together they will move your toes and your heart in equal measure. www.thehallelujahtrails.com Shipped in from Birmingham for the night, Dominic Crane brings his pop-folk melody-driven tunes to Camden. Dominic's history includes spells as a signed artist with Rumblefish (East West) and Low Art Thrill (Island), and his low-key approach to publicity shouldn't fool you - this hidden gem is writing great tunes that you will whistle all weekend. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4m2fXabQmY

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Steve Tilston Trio

on Thu, 25 Sep 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winner for Best Original Song 2012, Steve Tilston makes a welcome return to The Trades, this time with his trio. The trio represent a very special mix of experienced world class musicians combining to create a stunning delivery of songs and tunes from many musical genres. CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Steve Tilston Trio

on Thu, 25 Sep 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winner for Best Original Song 2012, Steve Tilston makes a welcome return to The Trades, this time with his trio. The trio represent a very special mix of experienced world class musicians combining to create a stunning delivery of songs and tunes from many musical genres. CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Sharon Shannon With Alan Connor.

on Thu, 25 Sep 2014 at Forres The Loft doors 8pm

Celebrating 21 years since her debut album, Sharon Shannon takes a trip through her back catalogue and is joined on stage by multi-instrumentalist and singer Alan Connor. The diminutive Clare virtuoso draws the material from her nine studio albums, as well as introducing some brand new compositions and some covers, playing her trademark Castganari accordion but also takes turns on the whistle and fiddle. Her high -octane brand of trad music, is complimented by Alan Connor, who provides a new and highly effective accompaniment. With the use of a foot-stomp providing the beat and his boogie-woogie style on the piano, his music owes its origins in sound more to the tradition of New Orleans and the old blues masters than any Irish tradition. Alan also plays electric guitar and with the use of loops manages to combine all these instruments simultaneously. This provides a perfect match for Sharon's ripping accordion and the duo can easily segue from a Ledbelly song into a newly composed reel by Sharon without missing a beat or batting an eyelid. Sparks fly between this pair as the energy and sound created by both together is at once powerful and compelling. Sharon Shannon continues to reinvent her own unique style of trad music and keeps it relevant and fresh.

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A Day's Work By Mick Ryan - 2pm Show

on Thu, 25 Sep 2014 at Ashburton St. Lawrence Chapel 2pm

A Day's Work: Folk opera written by Mick Ryan Using original songs, spoken verse, monologue, dialogue and movement, A Day's Work tells the story of a group of farm labourers, members of a 'mummers' team, who join up, or refuse to join up, and end up on that first day. It examines the themes of peace, war, love, hate, courage and cowardice. There are TWO performances on 25 Sept, at 2pm and 7pm. This page is for the 2pm show.

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A Day's Work By Mick Ryan - 7pm Show

on Thu, 25 Sep 2014 at Ashburton St. Lawrence Chapel 7pm

A Day's Work: Folk opera written by Mick Ryan Using original songs, spoken verse, monologue, dialogue and movement, A Day's Work tells the story of a group of farm labourers, members of a 'mummers' team, who join up, or refuse to join up, and end up on that first day. It examines the themes of peace, war, love, hate, courage and cowardice. There are TWO performances on 25 Sept, at 2pm and 7pm. This page is for the 7pm show.

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Southdowns Folk Festival 2014

on Fri, 26 Sep 2014 at Bognor Regis The Regis Centre 7.30pm(26 Sept ), 10am-11pm ( 27/28 Sept)

The 2014 Festival promises to be even bigger & better than the hugely successful 2013 event. Located in The Regis Centre, beautiful Hotham Park and other venues around Sunniest Bognor Regis, the Festival will feature some superb headliners and other great music and dance acts, sessions, workshops, ceilidhs plus quality food, crafts, real ale and excellent childrens` entertainments with nowhere more than a 10 minute walk away! Headliners already confirmed: OYSTERBAND, DAVE SWARBRICK & MARTIN CARTHY, DERVISH, JEZ LOWE & THE BAD PENNIES with more to follow... Full details at http://www.southdownsfolkfest.co.uk/

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Steve Knightley

on Fri, 26 Sep 2014 at Lowdham Village Hall Doors 7.30pm, Concert 8pm

Seated event. 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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Porchlight Smoker

on Fri, 26 Sep 2014 at Portsmouth The Square Tower Doors 7.15PM

Conjures some of the outlaw spirit of Steve Earle.steeped in classic imagery.anyone with a passing interest in roots music will understand, appreciate and enjoy. (Fatea Magazine) Timeless, fusing elements of bluegrass, country and folk. Not every day you hear so many instruments played - guitar, banjo, mandolin, double bass, sparse percussion and even a jew's harp. Lots of strings..I like that!! (Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6) We were lucky enough to catch this talented 4 piece at last year's Maverick festival - and let us tell you, any band that can shake, rattle and roll the Barn stage to it's foundations at 11 o clock in the morning really does have something going for it! Their high energy rockin' brand of Americana bought smiles to everyones faces, and we knew then and there that we would have to get them down to the Square Tower for you. Bluegrass of the highest calibre, with soaring harmonies and foot-stomping rhythm! (Americana UK) Porchlight Smoker will be celebrating the release of their 3rd album with us, and they comprise: Scott Smith - Guitar, lapsteel, banjo, harmonica, mandolin, clarinet and vocals Steve Bell - Banjo, guitar, harmonica, mandolin and vocals Fred Gregory - Guitar, mandolin and vocals Scott Warman - Stand-up bass and vocals Often described as the real deal, every Porchlight Smoker show is different and no song is ever performed quite the same way twice! They play a varied and at times virtuoso repertoire that mixes self-penned works with covers made very much their own. A range of instruments, including banjo, guitar, lapsteel, stand-up bass and mandolin, even clarinet, accompany the bands trademark four part vocal harmonies. What The Critics Are Saying.. Laced with splendid musicianship, pleasing harmonies, enchanting stories and beautiful compositions, Porchlight Smoker 2 is a gem. (Maverick Magazine) Porchlight Smoker are a lovely band. (Bob Harris) We saw an absolutely knock out set from these guys recently. best live gig we've had this year. Their passion and enthusiasm was infectious! (brightonacoustic.com)

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Oysterband

on Fri, 26 Sep 2014 at Matlock Bath The Grand Pavilion Doors 7.30pm

Oysterband make a modern, folk-based British music, acoustic at heart, sometimes intense, sometimes rocking. Since 1978 they've toured in 35 countries - festivals, concerts, bars, rallies, jails, bring 'em on! - won 5 BBC Folk Awards and made 12 studio albums and one DVD. Oysterband's John Jones, Alan Prosser, Dil Davies, Ian Telfer and Al Scott will make this a very special night at The Grand Pavilion Matlock Bath. Whilst influenced by all manner of music, culture and style, the heartbeat of the band is a deep-rooted love of the traditional music of Britain. The original band formed around 1976, now with 20 studio and 5 live albims under their belts, the current Oysterband are releasing their latest studio album on Navigator Records 'Diamonds On The Water' on 17th February 2014. See Oysterband play on our showreel here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79VC4o1HMZk Websites: www.oysterband.co.uk www.thegrandpavilion.co.uk Tickets £18 adv £20 doors To reserve tickets, email details to; andie@flyingtomatomusic.co.uk Tickets will also be available from the Grand Pavilion Box Office at the Mining Museum SOON! Doors 7.30pm Bar available All standing

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Flossie Malavialle

on Fri, 26 Sep 2014 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 8.15 pm (doors 7.45)

The most wonderful French export to the UK, Flossie Malavialle will delight with her superb singing and unique humour, some very French, some VERY Darlington, her UK home town. This is her first visit to Wessex Acoustic and long overdue!

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Flossie Malavialle

on Fri, 26 Sep 2014 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 8.15 pm (doors 7.45)

The most wonderful French export to the UK, Flossie Malavialle will delight with her superb singing and unique humour, some very French, some VERY Darlington, her UK home town. This is her first visit to Wessex Acoustic and long overdue!

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Lucy Ward

on Fri, 26 Sep 2014 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing Bar opens at 6.30 pm, doors at 7.30 pm

Lucy is a lovely young talent with a breath-taking presence on stage. Her totally unpretentious outlook and her warmth melts the hearts of audiences wherever she performs. Her disarming personality, strong, pitch perfect delivery and the maturity of her songs can reduce an audience to tears, but a Lucy Ward set will always send you away feeling uplifted. Lucy has that extra something that will see her reach the top echelon in the folk world.

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Martha Tilston At Acoustic Haven

on Fri, 26 Sep 2014 at Totnes St Johns Church Doors open 6.30pm

Martha Tilston returns to launch her new album tour at Acoustic Haven - Totnes' best community music night... run by volunteers and raising funds to help care for ancient woodland on Dartmoor. Doors open at 6.30pm - bar and hot soup available - arrive early to avoid disappointment as this event is likely to sell out. Children under 12 are half price - to be bought on the door. Door price is £10

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Willy Porter

on Fri, 26 Sep 2014 at Penrith Playhouse Doors 7.30pm - Show 8.00pm

It's been a few miles across America, Canada, the UK and Europe since Willy Porter released his debut CD, The Trees Have Soul in 1990. Back then he traveled in his Volkswagen selling discs out of the trunk, mesmerizing audiences with his guitar chops and original tunes. In 1994, he released his second independent CD entitled, Dog Eared Dream. The album marked Porter's artistic growth from his constant touring and a more developed songwriting perspective. The song Angry Words became a top-10 staple on Triple AAA radio stations around the USA. This radio success established Porter as a nationally recognized artist, and brought the inevitable major label bidding war to a boil. Dog Eared Dream highlighted his pop songwriting sensibility and also his acoustic guitar work that would grow into a style uniquely his own a mixture of Leo Kottke, Michael Hedges, Richard Thompson and Lindsey Buckingham. He would ultimately sign with Private Music/BMG in 1995. European and American tours with Rickie Lee Jones, Tori Amos and The Cranberries followed over the next year and a half. Amos summed up her thoughts by saying Willy plays rhythms that make me want to crawl inside his guitar and sleep there forever. Private Music went super nova in 1997, and Porter was left in contractual limbo with BMG. Porter regained momentum in 1999 when he signed with San Francisco-based Six Degrees Records and released the folk-pop gem, Falling Forward. Produced by Grammy winner Neil Dorfsman (Dire Straits, Sting), Falling Forward contained the radio friendly tracks Mystery & Cut the Rope. National tours commenced with legendary artists Paul Simon, Sting, Jeff Beck and Jethro Tull. In 2002, Porter brought seemingly disparate elements together on his eponymous self-titled disc, Willy Porter. The album combined his fiery acoustic guitar work with career defining songwriting and vocal workequal parts rock muscle, and folk-based intimacy. Willy Porter showed his growing vocal talents as he sidestepped through various character songs with power and detailed subtlety. In 2003, the solo live album High Wire Live would further forge Porters' relationship with his growing audience. It clearly showcased his mastery of the acoustic guitar in his most comfortable environmenthis live show. He continued to stretch over the next couple of years morphing performance art, live audio looping, and improvisational sketch comedy into his solo whistle stops. Each tour date became a unique event, a musical experience much greater than just a review of past, present and future recorded work. Porter's combined experience at both major and independent record labels ultimately fueled the drive to release a wider variety of music on a more frequent basis, and led Porter to start his own imprint, Weasel Records in December 2005. Since then he has released, Available Light and How to Rob A Bank (eOne Distribution) through this independent label as well as produced and released two discs for singer/songwriter Natalia Zukerman. Porter then began a unique collaboration with Carpe Diem String Quartet called the mealies. Adding an acoustic guitar and vocals to a traditional string quartet, the mealies have captivated audiences throughout the Midwest and captured one of their performances as LIVE AT BoMA released on Weasel Records in 2010. Porter's most recent release brought him back to his roots with an acoustic focus and is a collaboration with Milwaukee area singer Carmen Nickerson. Cheeseburgers & Gasoline was recorded at Porter's home studio and captured live largely as they would be heard at a live show. Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull, has described Porter's musicianship this way: Willy Porter's music demonstrates admirably that the technical excellence of his guitar-playing will never overwhelm the essence of the song itself. In perfect symbiosis, the disciplines of performance and songwriting combine together to create the unique work for which he is admired by professional peers and audiences alike. Oh and a damn fine singer too. Thank goodness he doesn't play the flute.

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The Dovetails Trio

on Fri, 26 Sep 2014 at Guildford Institute Doors 7.30pm Music 8.00pm

This new, young threesome combines the distinctive voices and acclaimed instrumental talents of Jamie Roberts (renowned for his singing and driving guitar), Rosie Hood (Fred Jordan Memorial Award-winning singer) and Matt Quinn (melodeon, mandolin and fiddle player). The trio perform England's traditional songs with a bold and fresh approach, exploring familiar narratives and modern themes with infectious energy and a passion for musical heritage. NOTE: THE COST OF ADMISSION FOR THIS CONCERT INCLUDES FREE 2014/15 MEMBERSHIP OF THE CLUB

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Blue Rose Code + Danny Thompson

on Fri, 26 Sep 2014 at Saltburn The Victoria 7.30pm

SOS favourite Blue Rose Code returns to the Vic, this time bringing the legendary Danny Thompson with him!!! http://www.therealdannythompson.co.uk/Home.html http://www.bluerosecode.com/ http://www.franccinelli.com/

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The Carrivick Sisters In Concert

on Fri, 26 Sep 2014 at Wigan Parish Church Doors 7.00p.m Concert 7.30pm

Identical twins Charlotte and Laura have grown up writing and playing music together. Their style combines elements of Bluegrass with strong English roots influences. Playing a wide range of instruments and bringing to their original songs an instinctive sibling harmony, they offer a memorable evening of songs that seem to have existed forever ( A bit like The Band). The Carrivick sisters have released 5 albums to wide critical acclaim from, amongst others, Mike Harding and Ralph McTell. ( " From the Fields and " Over the Edge " are superb) An indication of their talent is that they were invited to play at the prestigious "South by South-West Festival" in Austin Texas. By popular demand we are pleased to welcome back the inimitable Des Horsfall as special guest.

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Keston Cobblers Club

on Fri, 26 Sep 2014 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette doors 7pm

www.kestoncobblersclub.com www.facebook.com/kestoncobblersclub www.twitter.com/kestoncobblers Please feel free to Like Launderette Sessions on Facebook and follow @LaunderetteSess on Twitter. Tickets £15 in advance or £18 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette. Contact 0191 3841412 for further information. Mix of seating (limited) and standing. Doors 7pm. Support around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. We now have an drinks licence. Real ales, lagers, wines. ciders and spirits will be served along with OCC Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and of course soft drinks. About Keston Cobblers Club: 'Guide to Escaping' Tour 2014 Based on folklore but full of modern kick, the Keston Cobblers Club was formed by siblings Matthew and Julia Lowe, who gathered school friends to revive the legacy of the old struggling Cobbler of Keston and his foot-stamping, shoe-scuffing music club. With beautiful harmonies, an oom-pah tuba line and a mish-mash of accordion, guitar, banjo, piano, harmonica and mandolin, the Cobblers make music that will make you dance until your shoes wear out. Having played BBC Radio Two sessions for the likes of Dermot O'Leary and Steve Lamacq, the band have also been championed by the BBC's Bob Harris and Simon Mayo, as well as the Financial Times among others. They've played festivals including Glastonbury, Secret Garden, Bestival, Green Man and Cambridge Folk Festival, and have been winning over audiences all over the country. Following two packed headline tours earlier this year and a busy summer playing festivals across the UK and Europe, Keston Cobblers Club return to play a UK headlining tour in September and October 2014 in support of their Pocket Guide to Escaping EP, which is released September 1st 2014. Every song is an absolute killer! Dermot O'Leary, BBC Radio Two One of the best new discoveries I've made Steve Lamacq, BBC 6 Music If summer should ever arrive, its soundtrack should be 'Beam' **** Financial Times

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Mississippi Records On Tour

on Fri, 26 Sep 2014 at Brighton West Hill Centre 7.00pm

If You've Got Ears, You've Got To Listen + Tatty Seaside Town presents MISSISSIPPI RECORDS ON TOUR - 'A Cosmic and Earthly History of Recorded Music according to Mississippi Records' - A film & talk presentation + Marisa Anderson (live) + Lori Goldston (live) + Dragging An Ox Through Water (live) Friday 26th September The Westhill Community Hall, Brighton Doors 7.00pm Tickets £8- ALL AGES - B.Y.O.B. A once in a blue moon showcase that features a brand new live film/talk/slide show presentation by Eric Isaacson (Mississippi Records label boss and store owner) plus THREE live acts, all of whom have released records on the Mississippi Record label. Marisa plays emotive acoustic and electric whirlwinds, Lori wanders across borders with her atmospheric cello playing and DAOTW gloriously ruptures songs rooted in folk and country traditions. After the hugely successful 'I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore: Mississippi Records and Alan Lomax archive' Tour Qu Junktions is super proud to bring you this exciting Mississippi Records bundle. Mississippi Records is modern day record phenomena, where there is never a dull moment and run with the care and passion that it is hard to suppress. Based in Portland, Oregon, USA it is a very local shop and a very outernational record label that has released unheralded lost classic's from all over the globe, collections of Harry Smith's anthologies as well as Alan Lomax's recordings, some truly amazing compilations that wear the compilers tastes loud and proud as well as some punky and quick off the shelf undercover albums that sell out pretty much as soon as they are made. Eric Isaacson who helped set up and runs a lot of the Mississippi Records labels and shop activities is also a wonderful, playful and sincere guide through the highs and lows of music history with a keen eye on the marvellous outsider types. For this tour he will introduce a brand new show film/talk presentation and his fellow travellers are three musicians with super strong ties to the label, all on the bill and performing. Details on the full evening entertainment including the film/talk and the musicians can be found below. 'A Cosmic and Earthly History of Recorded Music according to Mississippi Records' Mississippi Records has a new concoction, this live presentation from Eric Isaacson, is a combination of film, slide show, lecture and soundscape. It instinctively and idiosyncratically illustrates a entire history of recorded music (focusing on Eric's patch, North America!), from the birth of the first star in the universe all the way to the dark ages of the 1980's. The ultimate intention of this travelling exhibition is to give the audience a sense of wonder; that anything is possible and art is worth doing. Tonally, the presentation navigates into the outer reaches, bypassing academic stuffiness in favour of entertainment value and immediacy. All materials will be from Mississippi Records vast and seldom seen archive of film, music and art. This whirlwind 90 minute sound and visual representation will attempt to sum up as many important points in the evolution of recorded music that can be done in such a short amount of time. Subjects hit upon include - - The cosmic patterns that resemble music generated by stars being born and dying. - The musical patterns in the natural world that work on the same principals as music. - The untold early history of recording technology (including tales of Archeoacoustic technology that allows us to hear recordings from 2,000 years or more ago, cat pianos, the phonautogram which reproduces sounds from dust and much more) - The rise of the blues, rock and roll, and other revolutionary American music forms and their subsequent destruction by the powers that be - Hopeful messages about the future - 45 minutes of incredibly vibrant archival footage of some some the greatest musicians on Earth (as well as some novelties) including Bo Diddley, Rosetta Tharpe, The Collins Kids, Gary Davis, and the Staple Singers. Mississippi Records has produced over 280 releases on LP & cassette tape that crisscross's borders, digging up joyous albums, singles and unheard songs and sounds that where being left under the bed, out in the shed and unloved by most record companies. They have managed to do this on a shoestring budget, without ever advertising or engaging in promotion of any kind & distributing only through DIY avenues. Much is disputed or simply unknown about the mysterious, iconic label Mississippi Records, but a few facts are clear. Based on Mississippi Avenue in Portland, Oregon, like its namesake record shop, the label has spent most of the last decade releasing and selling fine vinyl-only releases and reissues of roots, gospel and unclassifiable obscurities, alongside essential new music from the lively art-punk scene. Eric Isaacson, one of the three dedicated people running the label, insists, It's still amateur hour round here. We are inclined to disagree, but when J. Spaceman describes Mississippi's output as unbelievably beautiful, who are we to argue? - BILL KOULIGAS, Drapper Magazine MARISA ANDERSON Living in Portland Oregon, Marisa Anderson is a composer, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist who works both solo and in beautiful tandem. Inspired by Delta blues, West African guitar, country and western radio from the 60′s and 70′s, gospel, noise, rhythms, cycles, mortality, and praise. Featuring an impressive 12 improvisations for guitar and lap steel Marisa has released two albums on Mississippi. In the past two years, Anderson's music has landed her slots with artists including Godspeed You! Black Emperor, The Devil Makes 3 and Sharon Van Etten. 'Mercury'is the brilliant new album of acoustic and electric whirlwinds from Portland, Ore., guitarist Marisa Anderson. Through its 16 tracks, Anderson unfolds as a master of stylistic swivels, pushing from steady-handed blues staggers to open-road pontifications, from understated ragas to psychedelic meditations with a deliberate quality that belies the record's title. She's a fleet, dexterous picker with a broad sense of what her guitar can do; through all those looks, however, she never discards the melody or the cadence for flashy technique or selfish tangents. - Pitchfork.com May 2013 marisaandersonmusic.com/ LORI GOLDSTON Based in Seattle, Lori Goldston is a cellist with an emotional and magic touch. Classically trained and rigorously de-trained, possessor of a restless, semi-feral spirit, Lori Goldston is a cellist, composer, improvisor, producer, writer and teacher . Her voice as a cellist, amplified or acoustic is full, textured, committed and original. She wanders recklessly across borders that separate genre, discipline, time and geography, performing in clubs, cafes, galleries, arenas, concert halls, sheds, ceremonies, barbecues, and sanctuaries. Collaborations famously include being thrown in the dark end with Nirvana and enjoying the songs of David Byrne and Cat Power. Lori also co-founded Black Cat Orchestra and has been key to Earth live shows. She has received commissions to do live scores for several silent films. The pieces on her new LP 'Creekside' on Mississippi all carry a certain level of austerity and gravitas, though they never come off as cold. On the contrary, they are warm emotional pieces of music played by someone who really knows their way around the cello. https://soundcloud.com/blackcat DRAGGING AN OX THROUGH WATER Brian Mumform's Dragging an Ox through Water perform songs rooted in folk and country traditions, though ruptured, complicated, and complimented with broken textures of feedback, drones, tape hiss, and homemade oscillators. Chance elements and candlelight sensitive instruments destabilize customary electro-amplified-tightness & introduce improvisation to the recitation of these songs. Brian also plays in Sun Foot, Jackie-O Motherfucker, Deep Fried Boogie Band, & Jewelry Rash. He runs a small cassette & CDR label called Musical Impressions (or muim000). Brian has collaborated with TJO, Chris Johanson, John Wiese, Makino Takashi, John Butcher, Gino Robair, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Vic Chesnutt, Pete Swanson, and many others.

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Hissyfit: Shammick Acoustic

on Sat, 27 Sep 2014 at Combe Martin The Pack o' Cards Doors 7.30 pm for 8 pm start

There's something about female a capella harmony singers, which, when good and accomplished, is very special - and this duo are certainly that. Based in East Yorkshire, Hazel Richings and Linda Kelly began singing together to take advantage of their joint love of traditional songs. Then, inspired initially by her interest in the demise of the East Coast fishing industry and the people of Hull, Linda began to write her own songs, with Hazel providing haunting harmonies to make them eminently effective. They now sing at folk and maritime festivals all over England, and some of Linda's songs have been taken up by several well-known artists. So expect a good mix of traditional and contemporary songs with a bit of a maritime slant, and a dash of humour to season this unique blend of voices.

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Phil Beer

on Sat, 27 Sep 2014 at Woodmancote New Village Hall Doors/bar opens at 7.00pm.Concert starts at 8.00pm

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Made In The Great War

on Sat, 27 Sep 2014 at Barton The Ropewalk Doors 7pm, starts at 8pm

Featuring Sam Sweeney, Paul Sartin, Rob Harbron and Hugh Lupton

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The Coal Porters Featuring Sid Griffin

on Sat, 27 Sep 2014 at Durham Shadforth Village Hall doors 7pm

Website - http://www.sidgriffin.com/about-the-coal-porters/ Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1l4cmNNZTDM&feature=player_embedded#t=0 Tickets £15 in advance or £17 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette or Hall Volunteers. Contact 0191 3841412 for further information. Doors 7pm. Support around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. The Coal Porters claim to be the world's first "alt-bluegrass" act, demonstrating the power of fiddle, mandolin, banjo, acoustic guitar and doghouse bass when matched with four-part harmonies and memorable melodies. They have taken this sound around the world being featured on NPR's Morning Edition in the USA and having recorded a live session for Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2. The Coal Porters have five albums available. Their most recent, Find The One, was produced by folk-rock legend John Wood, producer of Fairport Convention, Nick Drake, Squeeze and Beth Orton. "Not your average fish & chips bluegrass, the Coal Porters have expanded their music with broad strokes and fearless execution." Chris Hillman (Byrds/Flying Burrito Bros) "Sid Griffin was playing Americana long before it was called that with his Long Ryders and his pioneering spirit lives on in his work with the Coal Porters." Billy Bragg

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Brooks Williams

on Sat, 27 Sep 2014 at Broseley Birchmeadow Centre Doors 7:30pm

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The Willows

on Sat, 27 Sep 2014 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 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 British Folk and Americana traditions in equal quantity. Debut album Beneath Our Humble Soil was released in 2013, has been championed by the likes of Mike Harding and Bob Harris and was nominated for Best Debut Album in the Spiral Earth Awards 2014. Husband and wife, Cliff and Jade Ward, sister Prue Ward, housemate Steve Maclachlan and an unexpected find in the free-ads, Ben Savage began singing and writing songs together in the spring of 2010. Within a few months The Willows were plying their trade in numerous folk and acoustic clubs across the UK, supporting the likes of LAU, Uiscedwr, Seth Lakeman, Peatbog Faeries and Lucy Ward along the way. Favourable reviews of their 2011 self-titled EP were followed up with standout festival performances at the likes of Cambridge Folk Festival, Folk By The Oak, FolkEast, Towersey Festival and Secret Garden Party, helping build a reputation as a compelling live act. Debut album Beneath Our Humble Soil was released on 11th February 2013 on Elk Records. Recorded in a selection of living rooms, hotels and garages, the record was recorded soley by the band themselves and produced in conjunction with BBC Folk Award Winner Stu Hanna (Megson, Lucy Ward, Show of Hands, Faustus). The release caught the attention of BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris, who having already played a number of tracks from the album invited the band in for a live session midway through their UK tour. The band have also featured on The Mike Harding Folk Show, Folk Radio UK, BBC Introducing, BBC World on Three, Genevieve Tudor, Iain Anderson, Bob's Folk Show and received numerous enthusiastic reviews, including 4½ stars from Maverick Magazine. The band's love of writing about people, their lives and their stories is abundantly clear throughout the record: The banjo-driven stomper Bella's Fury tells of a remorseless woman who kills her husband; the beautiful stillness of This Book of Ours depicts two childhood sweethearts nearing the end of their time together; while Worker's War (written for Jade's father) tells of a loyal man unfairly stripped of his employment. Despite covering so many of the darkest places possible, Beneath Our Humble Soil is by no means a depressing listen; the band have a knack of conveying human spirit through their music, and perhaps most notably, this spirit remains at the heart of the album. Following the release of EP Bella in September, the band returned to the studio to embark on their 2nd full-length release. BOB HARRIS, BBC Radio 2 "...Absolutely gorgeous sound, a lovely album..." MIKE HARDING, Mike Harding Folk Show "They sort of straddle the worlds between Americana and English roots music and do it in a very very deft way for such a young band; I think they're really really interesting! Bella's Fury has got a sort of feeling of old timey noir about it... I think it's really amazing!" MAVERICK MAGAZINE "...The Willows are a breath of fresh air to the folk music community... " KERRY DEVINE, BBC INTRODUCING "Beautiful... I have a lot of love for this band!" www.thewillowsband.co.uk

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Craig D'andrea & Trevor Gordon Hall

on Sat, 27 Sep 2014 at Cardiff The Full Moon 7pm

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27-09-2014 Lynne Hanson

on Sat, 27 Sep 2014 at Marlow Christ Church URC 7.30pm

Americana, roots music, rough-around-the-edges folk. Canadian songwriter Lynne Hanson prefers porch music with a little red dirt. Hanson songs are like a favorite pair of jeans. They're rough around the edges, faded and worn through in spots, with a bit of honestly-acquired dirt ground into the seams. And they're expressed in a rich voice coupled with accomplished guitar playing that demands repeated listening. Hanson grew up in Ottawa Canada, and starting playing guitar when she was 14, learning on a hand-me-down from an older brother. She released her award-winning debut album Things I Miss in 2006, and with tales to tell, two more albums quickly followed Eleven Months (2008) and Once the Sun Goes Down (2010). Each new release garnered critical praise, earning Hanson a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination in 2009, an invitation to the Kerrville Folk Festival as a New Folk Finalist, and a year later the prestigious Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award handed out annually by the Ontario Arts Council. Then silence: A four-year hiatus from recording. It was time to kick dirt over the tracks on the trail. Lynne took some time to take control of her personal life and with it, a new approach to song writing. Her fourth studio album slated for release in Fall 2014 River of Sand is the creative output of that very personal journey.

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Mad Dog Mcrea

on Sat, 27 Sep 2014 at Southampton The Talking Heads Doors: 7.30pm

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Melissa James

on Sat, 27 Sep 2014 at Bristol St Mary's Church - Fishponds Doors: 7pm, Start: 7.45pm, Finish: 10pm

The arrival of Melissa James' debut album, Day Dawns, was much welcomed when it released in summer 2012. Greeted with rave reviews and a top 10 position in the EuroAmericana Chart, it perfectly showcases the vocal and song writing talents of a singer who had been modestly working the music scene for many years. Drawing upon the soul and gospel she'd listened to in her youth and her latter day music influences, the album is a collection of songs crafted from a place of depth and integrity. Think Lizz Wright meets Amos Lee as they cross paths with blues man, Eric Bibb and you'd be getting close. Melissa's music fuses her love of blues, folk, country and jazz bundled in a package of soul, taking you on mini detours which draw you into her sometimes raw and innermost thoughts. Combined with the velvety power through which she delivers, expect a performance which will leave your spine tingling. The fourth in her mini series of church concerts, this is an acoustic performance with just vocals and guitar. "They don't write 'em like that anymore...except they do. Superb singer in classic mould." Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music "Melissa's vocals are sensitive, soulful and emotional and the musical arrangements totally sublime." Maverick "Day Dawns is in exceptional debut." All About Jazz "Magnificent debut album..." Jazzwise http://melissa-james.com For more information contact: melissajamesconcerts@gmail.com

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Juwon Ogungbe - A Matinée Solo Performance. Presented By The 12th London African Music Festival

on Sat, 27 Sep 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 1pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 1pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 1.30pm. 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 2.15pm. 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 12th London African Music Festival presents... SOLO PERFORMANCE BY JUWON OGUNGBE Pianist and vocalist Juwon Ogungbe has been one of the mainstay of UK African music for the last 30 years performing in a wide range of settings. This afternoon session sees him playing solo on piano as it allows him to stretch his songs as he finds new twist and turns to his songs from his current CD Life Force Music.

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Carthy, Hardy, Farrell & Young | Rachel Newton

on Sat, 27 Sep 2014 at London Cecil Sharp House Doors at 7pm, start time 7.30pm

A one-off, double bill of gigs from some of the female forerunners on the contemporary folk scene. With a feast of fiddles and voices to boot, the formidable Eliza Carthy MBE, Bella Hardy, Lucy Farrell and Kate Young perform songs from their debut collaborative album Laylam. Enjoy a performance from singer, harpist and multi-instrumentalist, Rachel Newton, as she launches her second album Changeling.

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Before The Gold Rush @ The Slaughtered Lamb

on Sat, 27 Sep 2014 at London The Slaughtered Lamb Doors at 7.30pm. Music starts 8pm.

The finest folk and Americana live music night in London.

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Dan Bettridge + Gianna Lauren + Joe Bayliss

on Sat, 27 Sep 2014 at Cardiff Dempseys 8:00pm

Fizzi & BlueBox present DAN BETTRIDGE with support from GIANNA LAUREN JOE BAYLISS Saturday 27th September 2014 Four Bars at Dempseys 8pm / 18+ £4adv DAN BETTRIDGE Dan Bettridge is a 21 year-old singer songwriter from Ogmore-by-Sea in Wales, UK. I saw him live at Green Man Festival and went and bought his EP straight after", "Really talented guy!" - Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1 Beautiful, troubadour voice - Dermot O'Leary, BBC Radio 2 This is not some flash in the pan, his song writing is already at a level well beyond his years, He has all the tools here to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Ben Howard - Stereoboard For a young man of 20, he has the soulful voice of a life well lived and his lyrical content is way beyond his years. It's almost like in a previous life he was a drifter in 1930s/40s Chicago - I Am Music TV Official website: http://danbettridge.com/ Twitter: www.twitter.com/DanBettridge Facebook: www.facebook.com/danbettridgemusic Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/dan-bettridge GIANNA LAUREN Gianna Lauren is a project of atmosphere, voice and warm guitar tone. The onstage charisma and the aura within her tenor is remarkable. Adaptation, longing, and displacement; melodies breathe as if they pulse, sharing space with stringed instruments and thoughtful tendencies. http://giannalauren.bandcamp.com/ http://acrosscanadawithus.tumblr.com/ JOE BAYLISS Scott Matthews, Nick Drake, John Martyn-esque. Old school singer-songwritery style from Nanook of the North. ------------------------------------------------- Bluebox Promotions - BlueboxCardiff@live.co.uk Fizzi Events - Music@Fizzievents.com Twitter: @BlueboxPromo @Fizzievents @FourBarsCardiff Facebook: www.facebook.com/BlueBoxPromotions www.facebook.com/Fourbarscardiff www.facebook.com/Fizzievents -------------------------------------------------

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Sally Barker

on Sat, 27 Sep 2014 at Emsworth St James Church 7.00pm Doors, Onstage 7.30pm

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Vin Garbutt

on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Winner of BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards "Best Live Act" Award 2001 Powerful, hugely moving, warm, humane, inspired, funny and gut wrenchingly honest. These are just some of the superlatives used to describe Vin's performance. Vin's career has spanned over 40 years of constant world wide touring which must make him some kind of elder statesman of folk. His songs are inspired by the folk tradition, but have transformed into gritty social comment and life observations. He is renowned for his hilarious intros, but for him his song lyrics are the crux of his performance. Vin cuts through the bull, grasping those he meets firmly by the hand and shaking them up with a dose of laughter and tears. It's a true gift to be able to make us laugh and squirm at the same time, but Vin does both. He should be prescribed on the National Health. - English Folk Dance & Song Society. Every budding singer-songwriter please take note: attending a Vin Garbutt concert is now mandatory before your first public performance. Garbutt is the undisputed master of communicating with an audience. - Penguin Eggs Magazine. Canada Winner of BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards "Best Live Act" Award 2001 Honorary Degree of Master of Arts awarded to Vin by Teesside University in 2001 for his music and his services to the arts and culture of the area of the North East of England. BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Nominee for "Best Live Act" Award 2007

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Nyckelharpa Workshop Led By Vicki Swan

on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 1pm to 3pm

The nyckelharpa is the most ethereal of instruments, nearly lost to the world but kept safe in a small region of Sweden. This wonderful instrument is now coming to Twickfolk. The UK nyckelharpa project's aim is to take nyckelharpas around the country and conduct workshops introducing as many people to this wonderful instrument as possible. If you've seen a nyckelharpa and would like a go, this workshop is for you. For two hours you'll get to be up close and personal with a nyckelharpa and learn a few simple tunes. Workshop price includes £5 entry for the evening concert (ie £3-5 discount)

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Nyckelharpa Workshop Led By Vicki Swan

on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 1pm to 3pm

The nyckelharpa is the most ethereal of instruments, nearly lost to the world but kept safe in a small region of Sweden. This wonderful instrument is now coming to Twickfolk. The UK nyckelharpa project's aim is to take nyckelharpas around the country and conduct workshops introducing as many people to this wonderful instrument as possible. If you've seen a nyckelharpa and would like a go, this workshop is for you. For two hours you'll get to be up close and personal with a nyckelharpa and learn a few simple tunes. Workshop price includes £5 entry for the evening concert (ie £3-5 discount)

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Swedish Tunes Workshop (for Any Instrument) Led By Vicki Swan

on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 4pm to 6pm

Following on from the early afternoon Nyckelharpa workshop Vicki will head a Swedish Tunes Workshop for any instrument £10 workshop (participation gets £5 entry to evening concert) NB Suitable for instruments capable of playing in D/G

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Swedish Tunes Workshop (for Any Instrument) Led By Vicki Swan

on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 4pm to 6pm

Following on from the early afternoon Nyckelharpa workshop Vicki will head a Swedish Tunes Workshop for any instrument £10 workshop (participation gets £5 entry to evening concert) NB Suitable for instruments capable of playing in D/G

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Guitar Workshop "playing In Dadgad Tuning" Led By Jonny Dyer

on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 1pm to 3pm

DADGAD guitar workshop Beginner-Intermediate Using this alternative 'modal tuning' to accompanying tunes and songs. This workshop will look at the way that this different tuning changes the relationship between melody and chords - and how the guitar can be used for playing the tune, a harmony, bass, chords and 'percussion' - possibly all at the same time. We will break down a traditional(ish) song and look at varying accompaniment styles to create a progressive performance that can adapt to reflect the words of the song.

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Guitar Workshop "playing In Dadgad Tuning" Led By Jonny Dyer

on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 1pm to 3pm

DADGAD guitar workshop Beginner-Intermediate Using this alternative 'modal tuning' to accompanying tunes and songs. This workshop will look at the way that this different tuning changes the relationship between melody and chords - and how the guitar can be used for playing the tune, a harmony, bass, chords and 'percussion' - possibly all at the same time. We will break down a traditional(ish) song and look at varying accompaniment styles to create a progressive performance that can adapt to reflect the words of the song.

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Vicki Swan And Jonny Dyer

on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer have developed a strong reputation for a delivering great performances time and time again. Once known mainly for for their instrumental skills with Scottish smallpipes, accordion and Swedish nyckelharpa, they are now being accepted as impressive song arrangers and writers. Vicki & Jonny effortlessly blend traditional material with contemporary interpretations whilst equally creating original self penned tunes and songs that are entirely at home in the tradition. Out of this combination they have developed a sound that is both familiar and fresh.

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Jess Klein

on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, See Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "I pulled no punches on this album," Jess Klein says of her new album Learning Faith. "It's edgy and brutal, but it was inspired by a genuine love for this world." Over a career that spans more than a decade and a half and has won her a devoted worldwide fan base, Kleinwho possesses what Mojo magazine calls "one of those voices you want to crawl up close to the speakers to listen to" and a knack for writing songs that the Cape Cod Times has described as "fully realized, finely observed and deeply felt"has pursued a remarkable creative evolution that's seen her dig ever deeper for resonant emotional insights, while continuing to refine her eloquently melodic, effortlessly accessible songcraft. As the New York Times noted, Klein is an artist who "has country roots, but who pushes her songs toward philosophical thoughts." Learning Faith which marks Klein's third collaboration with veteran producer Mark "Professor Feathers" Addisonboasts ten personally-charged new originals that rank with her most compelling and illuminating work. Such bracing tunes as "Surrender," "So Fucking Cool," "Wish," "Long Way Down" and "If There's A God" (which she was inspired to write after protesting in support of State Senator Wendy Davis' pro-choice 2013 filibuster at the Texas state capitol building) embody the complementary mix of personal fearlessness and musical craftsmanship that define Klein's music. "It felt a little different this time," the artist notes. "It was the first time that I ever went into a record really feeling that I'd paid my dues, and that now I'm just gonna do and say whatever I want. I finally feel like I really don't care what anybody thinks. That felt huge, and it felt really empowering. I felt comfortable going as dark as I could, and not feeling like I had to pull back from that. "It's also the first time I've started a record with a concept and tried to follow it through," she explains. "After I wrote the song 'Learning Faith,' that started me thinking about writing a whole album of songs about the process of developing faithfaith in people, faith in the universe, faith in a higher power. I wanted each song to be about some kind of struggle with faith, and asking what faith really means to me. "Another thing that's different for me on this record," Klein continues, "is that I'm willing to admit that I don't have the answer. When you're starting out as a younger artist, you can get away without being forced to look at yourself or ask why you're doing this, and what you can really offer. As you get older, it starts to feel more urgent, like 'OK, if I'm gonna drag myself all over the world singing these songs, I've got to get out of this what I came here to get.'" Learning Faith's rich emotional and musical palette is consistent with the level of commitment that Jess Klein has always brought to her music. The Rochester, NY native taught herself to play her father's acoustic guitar in her teens, and began writing songs as a college student in Kingston, Jamaica. After graduation, she relocated to Boston, where she began performing locally and won acclaim for her self-released debut album Wishes Well Disguised. The attention helped to win her a deal with the Rykodisc label, for which she recorded the albums Draw Them Near and Strawberry Lover, which were warmly received by critics as well as Klein's growing audience. Klein's growing notoriety led to such milestones as an appearance on TV's Good Morning America, and a performance for an audience of 70,000 at Japan's Fuji Rock Festival. By 2008, when she relocated to the independent-minded musical mecca of Austin, TX, Klein had parted ways with Rykodisc and returned to her D.I.Y. recording roots. She continued to stake out brave new lyrical and musical territory on such albums as 2006's City Garden, 2009's Bound to Love and 2012's Behind A Veil, while continuing to tour throughout North America, Europe and Japan. She also became a beloved presence on her adopted hometown's music scene, while collaborating with such fellow troubadours as Jon Dee Graham, Butch Hancock, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Jimmy LaFave, Slaid Cleaves, Will Sexton, Ray Bonneville, Radney Foster, Randy Weeks, Matt the Electrician and John Fullbright. "This can be a hard job, and it does require a certain amount of faith to continue doing it," Klein observes, adding, "There have been several points where I've questioned my career choice. But every time I've gotten close to feeling defeated, I've pulled myself back up and come out of it stronger. And the more times I choose to keep doing it, the stronger I feel about it, and the stronger I feel about reaching a little deeper and putting everything out on the table. "When you're younger, you don't totally know who you are yet, and you're still trying to figure things out. Now I feel more at ease with who I am and why I do this. My motivation now for playing music is to connect with people, and to do that by connecting with myself, which is the hardest and scariest part. "The reward," she concludes, "is those moments where all the other bullshit subsides and you have a total, pure connection with the audience, or with just one person. I feel so blessed to be able to have this connection with people that's based on something real. That's what I look for now."

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Carthy, Hardy, Farrell And Young

on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30pm

Four of the finest female players in British music, Eliza Carthy, Bella Hardy, Lucy Farrell & Kate Young. bring together passion, soul & enormous talent.

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Blue Rose Code & Danny Thompson

on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors at 7pm, Show Starts at 8pm

One of only six dates on an exclusive UK tour by one of the UK's finest singer songwriters, and one of the true legends of world music. It was after attending the Glasgow leg of John Martyn and Danny Thompson's Sunshine Boys Reunion Tour in 2001, that a young Ross Wilson (Blue Rose Code) made up his mind that he would become a musician. A couple of years later he packed up and took himself off to London to follow his heart. In 2013 Ross was introduced to Danny Thompson via a mutual friend and Danny agreed to bring his distinctive and unmistakeable playing style to warm and ground Ross' critically acclaimed debut album, 'North Ten'. It was the realisation of a decade-long dream for Ross. At the end of 2013, Ross opened for Danny and Darrell Scott in London and, following his return trip to Nashville with Bob Harris and the BBC, Ross reached out to Danny again, entreating him to perform on his follow up: 'The Ballads Of Peckham Rye', released in May 2014. This time round, Ross had written songs with Danny in mind, from the 'Inside Out' era inspired 'Silent Drums', to the Tennessee stomp, 'The Right To Be Happy'. Something very special occurred in that London studio in early 2014, and in the rehearsals leading up to the day. 'Kindred spirits', 'a musical frisson', call it what you will, there was an energy between the two, and it was decided they'd take their new show on the road. Ross and Danny performed live together for the first time at Danny's 75th birthday sessions in London in April and then booked a short, exclusive six-date tour in September/October. They're performing material from the Blue Rose Code albums, and one or two surprises from Danny's esteemed and peerless back catalogue. The phrase 'not to be missed' can be mundane and over-used but, let us tell you, this is not to be missed!

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Cigdem Aslan With Special Guest Louis De Bernieres

on Sun, 28 Sep 2014 at London Union Chapel 7pm - 10pm

one of the best British-based discoveries of the year.. her success is down to her reworking of the old songs with a blend of delicate soulful vocals, subtle theatrics and a stage persona that could switch from stately to slinky and flirtatious The Guardian With character, charm and emotion, Çiğdem Aslan's delightful voice takes audiences on a journey to a café aman music house in 1920s Istanbul, to underground Athens during the turbulent '30s, and further back to the 1900s and the shared culture of Greek and Turkish communities of Izmir (Smyrna) and beyond so lovingly depicted in Louis de Bernières historical novel Birds Without Wings. With passion and humour Çiğdem opens the door on these old songs which speak about everyday life, loves and struggles, featuring colourful characters from petty criminals, folorn refugees, and wide boys, but above all strong women. What Fado is to Portugal, Sevdah to Bosnia, and the Blues to the Mississipi, Rebetiko is to Greece and the Aegean coast. With her band of top-class musicians she revisits the past to make these songs seem as fresh and relevant as if they'd been composed yesterday. This show features as special guest writer Louis de Bernières himself, whose blockbuster Captain Corelli's Mandolin made him a household name. His book Birds Without Wings was set in the historical town of Kayakoy near Fethiye in South Western Anatolia. Louis de Bernières will participate to talk about his love for the region, the music, and what led him to write the book. Following the critical success of her album Mortissa ('a strong independent woman'), Cigdem has toured extensively internationally, and is fast becoming a leading proponent of rebetiko as well as being known for her work as singer with the band She'Koyokh. "a rising star and a truly sublime singer of rebetika... a release of international significance" Evening Standard "possesses the smokiness that marks a true rembetiko singer" National Public Radio USA Aslan's vocals have the right kind of poise - coy one moment, desperate the next necessary to make these famous songs live again. New Internationalist Magazine Tickets Standard: £15 plus booking fee - unreserved seating WWW.CIGDEMASLAN.COM UK tour dates http://www.makingtrackslive.org.uk/#/cigdem-aslan/4584811203

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House Of Hats

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

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House Of Hats

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

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Jess Klein

on Mon, 29 Sep 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Over a career that spans more than a decade and a half and has won her a devoted worldwide fan base, Kleinwho possesses what Mojo magazine calls one of those voices you want to crawl up close to the speakers to listen to and a knack for writing songs that the Cape Cod Times has described as fully realized, finely observed and deeply felthas pursued a remarkable creative evolution that's seen her dig ever deeper for resonant emotional insights, while continuing to refine her eloquently melodic, effortlessly accessible songcraft. As the New York Times noted, Klein is an artist who has country roots, but who pushes her songs toward philosophical thoughts.

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Isla St Clair

on Mon, 29 Sep 2014 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

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Isla St Clair

on Mon, 29 Sep 2014 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

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Carrie Elkin

on Tue, 30 Sep 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Carrie Elkin is a soulful singer with a gypsy spirit, a songwriter with a keen eye. Inspired by her travels and the many places she has called home Ohio, New Mexico, Colorado, Boston, Austin, she documents the human condition with sensitivity and humour. Carrie is a born performer, possessing an infectious energy that cannot be contained. As Maverick Magazine so eloquently put it: We have never seen a performer so in love with the act of singing. Onstage Elkin was simply a force of nature. I'm thinking Patti Griffin, Nanci Griffith and Iris DeMent. It's spellbinding . . .made the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end (Bob Harris, BBC Radio).

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The Roving Crows

on Wed, 1 Oct 2014 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath Doors 7.15pm, start 7.45pm

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Keston Cobblers Club

on Wed, 1 Oct 2014 at Cambridge Portland Arms Doors 7.30pm. Music starts at 8pm.

'Guide to Escaping' Tour 2014 Based on folklore but full of modern kick, the Keston Cobblers Club was formed by siblings Matthew and Julia Lowe, who gathered school friends to revive the legacy of the old struggling Cobbler of Keston and his foot-stamping, shoe-scuffing music club. With beautiful harmonies, an oom-pah tuba line and a mish-mash of accordion, guitar, banjo, piano, harmonica and mandolin, the Cobblers make music that will make you dance until your shoes wear out. Having played BBC Radio Two sessions for the likes of Dermot O'Leary and Steve Lamacq, the band have also been championed by the BBC's Bob Harris and Simon Mayo, as well as the Financial Times among others. They've played festivals including Glastonbury, Secret Garden, Bestival, Green Man and Cambridge Folk Festival, and have been winning over audiences all over the country. Following two packed headline tours earlier this year and a busy summer playing festivals across the UK and Europe, Keston Cobblers Club return to play a UK headlining tour in September and October 2014 in support of their Pocket Guide to Escaping EP, which is released September 1st Every song is an absolute killer! Dermot O'Leary, BBC Radio Two One of the best new discoveries I've made Steve Lamacq, BBC 6 Music If summer should ever arrive, its soundtrack should be 'Beam' **** Financial Times 2014. www.kestoncobblersclub.com www.facebook.com/kestoncobblersclub www.twitter.com/kestoncobblers

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Sturgil Simpson

on Wed, 1 Oct 2014 at Bristol The Tunnels Doors at 7.30pm

CRH Music presents NB Entrance to venue is via Berkeley Road, Bishopston, Bristol BS7 8HQ

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4square

on Wed, 1 Oct 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Manchester's ferocious folk foursome 4Square play their music with finesse, fire and virtuosity, yet an understated maturity which has grown throughout their seven year journey as a band. The sight and sound of simultaneous fiddle and clog dancing and virtuosic mandolin will stir the senses and quicken the pulse, galvanised by an engine-room of driving piano and percussion. By contrast, the listener is then stirred and softened by 4Square's mellow, melancholic three part-harmony singing. 4Square are amazing...based on the range of music they tap into: traditional folk, clog dancing, their own compositions, and influences ranging from jazz to Cuban rhythms to Radiohead. (The Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2). "Annoyingly brilliant. 4Square, a folk phenomenon." (PJ Wright) "Simply stunning." ( John Tams) "Outstanding musicianship, total assurance, abundant energy and exceeding confidence...Dripping with very obvious talent." (netrhythms)

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The Ta'alu Quartet In The Thames Tunnel Shaft

on Wed, 1 Oct 2014 at London Brunel Museum Concert starts at 7.30pm

The Ta'alu Quartet will explore the rich musical heritage of their members, journeying deep into the lands of Balkan, Klezmer and Arabic music. Ta'alu roughly translates from Arabic to mean 'come with me' and we hope our performance will be an inviting experience for our audience! The Thames Tunnel Shaft is below ground. The air is cool so please dress warmly. We regret no wheelchair access is available.

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Lucy Ward Band

on Thu, 2 Oct 2014 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds doors 7.30pm

'Brit-folks most vibrant and forthright new young talent' MOJO Lucy Ward is an award winning 24-year old acoustic artist from Derby. She plays guitar, ukulele and concertina but considers her voice to be her first instrument. After getting her first guitar at the age of 14, Lucy ventured into acoustic clubs, it was there that she first heard the traditional music that she now loves. Captured by the lyrics and stories of traditional song Lucy delved further into the world of folk music, visiting clubs and sessions up and down the country before getting booked to play gigs in her own right. In 2009 Lucy reached the final of the BBC Young Folk Award and she hasn't looked back since! After winning the Horizon Award for best newcomer at the 2012 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Lucy's career has gone from strength to strength establishing her as one of the hottest performers on the UK Folk scene, pulling a full capacity audience for her Cambridge Folk Festival debut. In 2013 it was announced that she had been nominated for the acclaimed Folk Singer of the Year at the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, making Lucy one of the youngest people ever to be nominated for this most prestigious award. Recently, she wrote and performed the soundtrack for a new documentary film called Folie a Deux (directed by Kim Hopkins), which premiered in Amsterdam in November 2012. Her debut album Adelphi Has To Fly was released in June 2011 by Navigator Records and was met with widespread critical acclaim. Lucy was named by MOJO as 'Britfolk's most vibrant and forthright new young talent' and attracted four star reviews from The Guardian and Maverick Magazine among others. She released her brilliant second album 'Single Flame' (again for Navigator Records), on 19 August 2013 to rave reviews. Produced by Stu Hanna (of folk duo Megson), 'Single Flame' is a remarkable album and showcases further development in Lucy's music, singing and musicianship.

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Henry Priestman

on Thu, 2 Oct 2014 at London St Pancras Old Church Doors @ 7.30pm, Music starts 8pm

PLEASE NOTE: This event will be taking place at our alternative home for the evening: ST PANCRAS OLD CHURCH, (London NW1 1UL) 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "It's absolutely brilliant.....he's found his voice!" Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 Henry's solo London debut concert, at the Green Note gig in March 2014 (to launch his latest album) sold out months earlier, so he's very much looking forward to returning to the capital to play at the beautiful St Pancras Old Church on October 2nd. In 2009, Henry (who wrote all those hits for The Christians in the 80's, and Yachts' songs in the 70's) reinvented himself as a singer-songwriter, and released his debut solo CD "The Chronicles of Modern Life" to critical acclaim, and singles from the album (including "Grey's The New Blonde") made it onto the Radio 2 playlist. Proper Records have released the new album, "The Last Mad Surge of Youth", and it's garnering Henry the best reviews he's had in 36 years of releasing records. Here's what they say about the new album: UnCut: 8/10 "...compares favourably to Ray Davies. These are heart-warming self-assured songs from a man confidently declaring that he's not done yet" R2: **** "Clever crafted songwriting...full of proper tunes & grown-up words...a 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 album...his fourth act might be his best" New Zealand, The Dominion Post ****: "Priestman occupies the territory somewhere between Ray Davies' sardonic take on life and Nick Lowe's sly humour"...

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The Willows

on Thu, 2 Oct 2014 at Leicester The Musician Doors 8.00pm

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Andrew Cronshaw & Sans

on Thu, 2 Oct 2014 at London Cecil Sharp House Doors at 7pm, start time 7.30pm

Andrew Cronshaw electric zither, fujara, marovantele, kantele Sanna Kurki-Suonio vocals Tigran Aleksanyan duduk Ian Blake bass clarinet, soprano sax Not-to-be-missed UK performance from multi-instrumentalist Andrew Cronshaw and SANS a collective of musicians who combine individual traditions to create a completely unique sonic world.

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Laurence Jones Band

on Thu, 2 Oct 2014 at Worcester Marr's Bar Doors 8:00pm

Laurence Jones Is 22 years old and is already making a big name for himself. "Laurence is like a young Robin Trower, exciting and full of energy" - BBC Radio 2 The young gunslinger of the blues Laurence Jones has sensationally signed a deal with "Ruf Records". His Debut album for the label and 2nd album for Laurence was recorded at the Legendary Dockside Studio in Louisiana where artists such as B.B King and Derek trucks have recorded. A catalogue of big names appear on the album including Walter Trout, Aynsley Lister, Yonrico Scott, Charlie Wooton and producer Mike Zito. Walter Trout invited the band to support them on his 2013 U.K tour "Laurence is a cross between Eric Clapton & Buddy Guy he is a genius" - "Walter Trout" A Buzz has been building rapidly around Laurence Jones, starting well before the release of his 2012 "Thunder In The Sky". Since then Laurence has clocked up some serious road miles from touring through out the U.K and Europe. "Classic Rock - Blues Magazine" - Call him the "Future of the blues" and the "next big thing".. with 2nd album "Temptation" british band leader Laurence Jones has turned his hot-tip potentil into fully formed brilliance, and officially graduated from boy wonder to main man. The future of British blues? On the strength of this album, don't bet against it "Blues & Soul" - The brand new album on Ruf Records "Temptation" will scoop awards and put Laurence firmly on the map. Get ready to Rock Magazine gave the debut album "Thunder In The Sky" a 5/5***** rating "Laurence Jones is a wise musical head on young shoulders and 'Thunder in the Sky' is an excellent debut album, its worth five stars". Classic Rock magazine quoted Laurence as "Blues Rocks youngest Talent" and was featured on the "Blues Fury C.D along with Joe Bonamassa, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Popa Chubby and many more. www.laurencejonesmusic.com

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Allen Valleys Folk Festival

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at Allendale Village Hall|Allendale Deneholme 12:00 PM

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Lucy Ward Band

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

Lucy Ward Nominated for BBC Folk Singer of the Year 2014 2012 BBC Folk Horizon Award (Best Newcomer) The Lucy Ward Band is the coming together of 6 fantastic musicians, to grow and enhance the sound of Lucy's award winning material. Lucy will be joined on stage by Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow (O'Hooley and Tidow) Piano, accordion, harmonium and vox, Steve MacLachlan (formerly from The Willows) Percussion, Joy Gravestock Fiddle, Sam Pegg Bass Lucy has been touring solidly as a solo artist for 5 years now, and the forming of The Lucy Ward Band is an opportunity for her to spread her wings and try something new. Her own unique brand of performance and audience connection will remain firmly in place but for the first time 'live' you will be able to hear the strength of Lucy's musicality and her natural ability to arrange music. Or as Lucy so ably put it: 'It's all the stuff I can hear when I write a song, but don't have enough arms to play!' So there you have it! Lucy is really looking forward to cutting loose with a group of fantastic musicians and sharing her music with you. www.lucywardsings.com

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Ma Poulaines Great Decline

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at London Jamboree 8pm to Midnight

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Jimmy Lafave

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at London Bush Hall 7.30pm

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Mike Sanchez - Leek Blues & Americana Festival

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at Leek Foxlowe Arts Centre Doors at 8pm. Event at 8.30pm

Leek Blues and American Festival and The Foxlowe Arts Centre are proud to present MIKE SANCHEZ.. MIKE Music titans have always been happy to give him the keys to their kingdom and the freedom of the stage. Bill Wyman, Eric Clapton, Mick Fleetwood, Robert Plant and of course Jeff Beck listened to him, feted him and above all applauded him. Mike Sanchez will always be an iconic figure forever cast in the melting pot of roots and blues. To the authenticity of the past he gives a new energy as he rocks his piano into the dust. The artist remains true to his soul, continually foregoing the painting by numbers of corporate control in favour of the freedom to splash his palatte across the eager canvas of rock and roll. 3rd October 2014. Doors at 8pm

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Jackie Oates & Tristan Seume (inc. Membership)

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at Guildford Institute Doors 7.30pm Music 8.00pm

Jackie Oates has performed several times at the club over the past nine years, as indeed has Tristan - but this is the first time they have performed at the Institute as a duo. Multi-award winner at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and founder member of Mercury nominated group Rachel Unthank and the Winterset, Jackie is now a permanent member of supergroup The Imagined Village as well as touring in her own right. Guildford-based Tristan is one of the UK's leading acoustic guitarists. Strongly influenced by folk, jazz and country he has released two instrumental solo albums. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS ADMISSION PRICE INCLUDES £3.00 FOR 2014/15 MEMBERSHIP OF THE FOLK CLUB If you pay full price and decide, on the night, to join the club you will be given £1.00 reduction on membership.

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Jackie Oates & Tristan Seume

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at Guildford Institute Doors 7.30pm Music 8.00pm

Jackie Oates has performed several times at the club over the past nine years, as indeed has Tristan but this is the first time they have performed at the Institute as a duo. Multi-award winner at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and founder member of Mercury nominated group Rachel Unthank and the Winterset, Jackie is now a permanent member of supergroup The Imagined Village as well as touring in her own right. Guildford-based Tristan is one of the UK's leading acoustic guitarists. Strongly influenced by folk, jazz and country he has released two instrumental solo albums.

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Jackie Oates & Tristan Seume

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at Guildford Institute Doors 7.30pm Music 8.00pm

Jackie Oates has performed several times at the club over the past nine years, as indeed has Tristan but this is the first time they have performed at the Institute as a duo. Multi-award winner at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and founder member of Mercury nominated group Rachel Unthank and the Winterset, Jackie is now a permanent member of supergroup The Imagined Village as well as touring in her own right. Guildford-based Tristan is one of the UK's leading acoustic guitarists. Strongly influenced by folk, jazz and country he has released two instrumental solo albums.

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The Roving Crows

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at Otley Courthouse 8pm

THE ROVING CROWS With fiery fiddle playing, trumpet, guitar, drums, bass and vocals, The Roving Crows weave together a rich tapestry of sounds taking the audience across musical boundaries into the world of Folk, Celtic and Country-Rock. They are indefinable, unique and completely absorbing. Band of the Year FATEA Music Awards 2014 Really individual Celtic folk rock group Mike Harding Tickets: £10/£8 in advance, £11/£9 on the door. rovingcrows.com

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The Roving Crows

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at Otley Courthouse 8pm

THE ROVING CROWS With fiery fiddle playing, trumpet, guitar, drums, bass and vocals, The Roving Crows weave together a rich tapestry of sounds taking the audience across musical boundaries into the world of Folk, Celtic and Country-Rock. They are indefinable, unique and completely absorbing. Band of the Year FATEA Music Awards 2014 Really individual Celtic folk rock group Mike Harding Tickets: £10/£8 in advance, £11/£9 on the door. rovingcrows.com

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Stompin' Dave And Earl Jackson

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8pm

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Abdoulaye Samb's Minnjiaraby

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

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

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Grace Petrie & The Benefits Culture @ St Pancras Old Church

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at London St Pancras Old Church Doors 7.30pm

Grace Petrie is coming back to London for a very special, full-band show at St Pancras Old Church - one of London's "most spectacular intimate venues" says Timeout. It's not huge - with a capacity of just 150 the tickets may go fast. We look forward to seeing you. "A powerful new songwriting voice" - The Guardian "Whining folksinger" - The Daily Telegraph

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Grace Petrie & The Benefits Culture @ St Pancras Old Church

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at London St Pancras Old Church Doors 7.30pm

Grace Petrie is coming back to London for a very special, full-band show at St Pancras Old Church - one of London's "most spectacular intimate venues" says Timeout. It's not huge - with a capacity of just 150 the tickets may go fast. We look forward to seeing you. "A powerful new songwriting voice" - The Guardian "Whining folksinger" - The Daily Telegraph

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Andy Kershaw's Global Dance Night

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at Emsworth Westbourne Club Doors 8.00pm until late

Broadcaster, writer and musical explorer brings his floor-filling sounds to the Club with the greatest atmosphere and cheapest bar !

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Andy Kershaw's Global Dance Night

on Fri, 3 Oct 2014 at Emsworth Westbourne Club Doors 8.00pm until late

Broadcaster, writer and musical explorer brings his floor-filling sounds to the Club with the greatest atmosphere and cheapest bar !

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The Old Dance School

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Sheffield The Greystones Doors 8pm

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Eleanor Ellis (usa) - Uk Tour

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at London Polish Jazz Cafe POSK Doors at 7.30pm (Music 8:30pm)

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London Folk Fayre 2014

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at London Cecil Sharp House Start time 12:00pm

An exciting day of music, storytelling and workshops, London Folk Fayre will be held at Cecil Sharp House, a few minutes walk away from Camden Town, a family friendly environment with onsite cafe, real ale bar, workshops and singarounds, the day will be an ideal and affordeable chance to enjoy the best of British Folk .. The lineup for the day includes Melrose Quartet, Lady Maisery, Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar, Vannan James, Caz Forbes and Ste Moncrieff, Long Lankin, David Gibb & Elly Lucas, Said The Maiden, Granny's Attic and Órlaith and Brogan McAuliffe

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The Sam Kelly Trio

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 8pm

Wychwood Folk Club Ticket prices on the night are £8.00 Doors Open 7.30pm Bar & Food available

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Henry Priestman

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Worthing The John Selden Public House Doors 7.30pm

Henry Priestman, songwriter and guitarist from the Three million album selling band "The Christians" plays a rare show in the South of the country. After over 35 years in the music business and with a credit list longer than both your arms, Henry will showcase his new album "The Last Mad Surge of Youth"

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The Burning Hell

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette doors 7pm

http://www.wearetheburninghell.com/visuals.htm Tickets £10 in advance from here or from Launderette. £12 on the door. Limited Seating. doors 7pm. About The Burning Hell The Burning Hell is the alter-ego of Canadian songwriter Mathias Kom, and has been on the road in one form or another since 2007, playing everywhere from festivals to bars to living rooms - and once even a mental asylum in rural France. The band has garnered acclaim for their hyperactive live shows and their caustic yet sincere lyrics, believing as they do that songs about the inevitability of death can also be fun to dance to. On occasion, Mathias and clarinetist Ariel Sharratt also go on the road as a duo. In 2012, The Burning Hell both made AND broke a record: the band recorded their sixth album 'People' in Berlin, then later in the summer, they set a new world record, playing ten shows in ten countries in less than 24 hours. Like a restless puppy, the Burning Hell can't sit still and loves to play. 2013 was packed with shows supporting the releases of 'People' and the 10" EP "Old, New, Borrowed, Blue", and 2014 is shaping up to be just as busy. Join us, and live forever.

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Kieran Goss

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Canterbury The Kingston Barn Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start

We are thrilled to invite Kieran Goss back to Folk in the Barn. Kieran and his wife Annie who sometimes sings with him, are two of the loveliest people we have ever met, and pretty fantastic performers, musicians and entertainers too. Long hailed as one of Ireland's leading songwriters and performers, Kieran Goss's music has won him fans across the globe. In February 2010, Kieran's new studio album, I'll Be Seeing You, along with his considerable back catalogue, was released for the first time in the U.K. to huge critical acclaim. But while his albums have made him a star, his live shows have made him a legend. Live on stage is where Kieran Goss really shines. In the words of Rodney Crowell, a long time friend and collaborator: I've toured with Kieran and watched him perform many times. I've seen him win the hearts of everyone in the room, not just with his great songs and instinctive musicality, but with his warmth and humour. It's the performance of an artist at the top of his game, delivered with intelligence and integrity... Kieran Goss is one of Ireland's national treasures. So happy that you have secured Kieran Goss for Kingston Barn. We saw him for the first time at the Canterbury Festival after becoming acquainted with his music only two or three months ago. Not only is he an accomplished singer/songwriter but also a very funny man; keeping the audience amused with his stories about his fifteen siblings and life on the West coast of Ireland. For us, his performance of a song, Our Love Endures, written in conjunction with Lindy Robbins was a love song par excellence, while Reasons to Leave written with Rodney Crowell was a close second. Other songs written with Kimmie Rhodes and Beth Nielsen Chapman also resulted in enthusiastic ovations. As if a wonderful virtuoso performance was not enough, he was then joined by his lovely wife Annie Kinsella to sing three beautiful melodies which included Don't Ask me to be Friends which described the heartache felt by the end of a relationship. It truly was a wonderful evening. Alan and Maria Thomas One man, one guitar and a voice sent express mail from heaven. TIME OUT MAGAZINE The sense of fun is tremendous, the playing first rate and the songs are sheer quality. THE IRISH TIMES www.kierangoss.com Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start Tickets £13 online £14 cash or cheque in advance £15 on the door Choice of booking options on www.folkinthebarn.co.uk 01227 831493

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Willy Porter In Concert

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Windsor Baptist Church Centre Bar opens 7.15 pm. On stage 8.00 pm

WILLY PORTER Defined by his rich lyrical content, an unmistakable voice and electrifying guitar work, veteran singer songwriter Willy Porter is undeniably one of music's most profound artists. Porter is enjoying a solo career that routinely finds him playing to sold-out clubs, coffee houses and theatres. Nearly two years since the release of his Cheeseburgers & Gasoline (2012), Porter has completed the recording of his next album. An impending Kickstarter campaign is expected to yield a summer release. The album is called Human Kindness, says Porter. It's very organic a played live kind of a vibe. It was made in my house with real humans in the same room. I think it leans toward Americana in terms of the sensibility of what the songs are doing. It's a rock record, with an acoustic slant to it. It's also a pop album in some ways, but not in the way we think of pop music today. It's not slick in any way. The idea of using the word human is very intentional in the title in that it's not a perfect thing, and I really like it because it's beautifully imperfect. It's got some nice moments that I think are powerful, and I think it paces really well as an album. Porter's debut album, The Trees Have Soul was released in 1990, but he gained notoriety and critical acclaim with his follow-up album, Dog Eared Dream(1994), which included the single Angry Words. After signing with San Francisco based Six Degrees Records in 1999, he released the albums Falling Forward (1999), Willy Porter (2002) and High Wire Live (2003). It was also during this time that Porter and his manager, Chris Webb, formed the independent label, Weasel Records. That label produced additional Porter solo efforts Available Light (2006), How To Rob A Bank (2009), The Mealies Live at BoMA (2010] and Cheeseburgers & Gasoline (2012). Throughout his career, Porter has experienced pivotal opportunities to share the concert stage with such artists as Tori Amos, The Cranberries, Rickie Lee Jones, Paul Simon, Jeff Beck, Sting and Jethro Tull. While Porter considers himself lucky to be living his dream as an actively touring and recording musician, he recognizes the challenges that he has had to face and defines his interpretation of success. I think it's the age old axiom of just the right timing means a lot, said Porter. I think you have to deliver as soon as you break through. You can get a break, but then you have to take it to the next level, and you have to hit the ball out of the park. I had lots of breaks. I'm not going to say I didn't deliver, because I did the best I could. That's the nature of this business. I think it separates people out. Those who are in it for the art say they stand a good chance of having a career for the long term. If you're in it to try to be the person that fills the stadiums, I get that too, but that's much more unlikely to happen, and I think that takes a different set of objectives and goals to make that happen, and that was just never my goal. I really looked at it as 'the art defines your direction more than your direction defines the art.' That is just how it has to be for me. Porter is looking forward to returning to Windsor in October. Emma Kennedy Music has been a part of Emma's life since the day she was born. Family weekends at home were always about friends coming around eating, drinking and then getting the guitars out and jamming into the early hours. She composed her first song at the age of twelve and has been writing songs ever since. The first song she ever wrote "You'll Be There" was used in the promotional DVD for Gems Schools to promote their education programs worldwide. Emma has been very lucky to have been asked on several occasions to be the supporting act for "The Jones Gang" a band formed by Kenny Jones the former drummer of ("The Small Faces" "The Faces" and "The Who") and has also played three years in a row at Faringdon Arts Festival. She has had the pleasure of travelling as far as Bahrain and Dubai to preform in festivals and concerts including "The Best Of The Best Competition" , "la Fete De La Music" and has writen and performed the theme song to the award winning documentry "From Dust" based on the aftermath of the boxing day tsunami in Sri Lanka. Emma's passion for music is what makes her strive to be better and try new things. We hope you enjoy her music.

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The Whiskey Dogs

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Howden The Shire Hall 7.30 for 8pm

The Whiskey Dogs play authentic, good time Americana. Old time mountain music, hillbilly blues, dust-bowl ballads and jug band hokum are all played in the crazy exhilarating spirit of the 1920s and 30s. Fronting the trio with his powerful, soulful vocals is Pete Bolton. Pete's rhythmic and expressively intricate guitar style, along with his driving banjo playing, create a charismatic and compelling musical presence that gives the band its distinctive and authentic sound. Polly Bolton, joins Pete on double bass, mandolin and banjo mandolin. A funky and driving bassist, Polly is also one of the UK's most passionate and melodic mandolin players, her fast and furious solos and lively stage presence add a youthful energy to the band's performances. Playing a weird and wonderful array of instruments including banjolin, fiddle, mandolin and phono-fiddle is the talented multi-instrumentalist Brian Swinton whose inimitable presence brings inspired playing and his own particular brand of mischief to the band. In true string band style, kazoos, whistles and horns add a zany twist to their up-beat performances, lending a driving energy to the music of the period. The Whiskey Dogs promise you real, sparkling and vivacious Americana, influenced by the legendary Carter Family, Skillet Lickers and Memphis Jug Band and their irresistible sound can be compared to contemporary bands such as The Old Crow Medicine Show and The Carolina Chocolate Drops. The Whiskey Dogs invariably engage a crowd with superb musicianship , excellent choice of material and an easy rapport. Jim McLaughlin, Musicport Festival Director This talented band could have played all night and the audience wouldn't have tired I think it's fair to say that they charmed us Manx Independent I really love that band, they're absolutely superb. Mike Harding.

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Luke Jackson

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Faringdon The Bell Doors 7.30pm - Show 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. 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, Paul Brady, Chris Wood, Steve Knightley, 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. According to Acoustic Magazine, he is an outstanding heir to the likes of Richard Thompson and Martin Simpson. With a wealth of finely-observed narrative songs, his most recent album, Fumes and Faith emphasises the exceptional maturity and versatility of one of the most exciting young singer songwriters and live performers on the scene!

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CaoimhÍn Ó Raghallaigh & Dan Trueman

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Belfast The Duncairn 8.00PM

On paper it seems an unlikely pairing. Dubliner Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh is both an established solo artist and a member of several acclaimed ensembles, including The Gloaming and This is How We Fly. Dan Trueman is an American composer and electronic musician who co-founded the Princeton Laptop Orchestra, the first ensemble of its kind, and whose compositions explore the connections between traditional dance music and machines. What is created is a music that defies genre; Beautiful, spacious and luscious soundscape. Their debut record Laghdú is austerely elegant, spare, and evocative. There is not a note out of place. Yet nothing is predictable: looping phrases suddenly unfurl to produce incredibly beautiful melodies, meeting together in unusual harmonies between the two fiddlers. In the words of Martin Hayes Everyone should hear this" Their music comes from a shared passion for experiment and for the Hardanger fiddle; the beautiful Norwegian instrument that brings a haunting quality to the folk dances for which it was designed. Their unique partnership is taking traditional airs in new directions, conjuring warm, wistful notes from the strings. This is exquisite music, and in the beautiful surroundings of the recently renovated Duncairn Arts Centre promises to be something very special indeed. This music defies genre, it's just a beautiful, spacious and luscious soundscape. Everyone should hear this - Martin Hayes "possibly one of the most fulsome and beautiful recordings I have ever heard. Great music has this magnificent power over us, a power to which the heart must yield always and without regret" - Iarla Ó Lionáird "a lovely warm bath of silky string sounds from this innovative duo, treading the line between tradition and invention" - Garth Knox "a truly refreshing and inspiring musical encounter" - Anne Hytta

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CaoimhÍn Ó Raghallaigh & Dan Trueman

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Belfast The Duncairn 8.00PM

On paper it seems an unlikely pairing. Dubliner Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh is both an established solo artist and a member of several acclaimed ensembles, including The Gloaming and This is How We Fly. Dan Trueman is an American composer and electronic musician who co-founded the Princeton Laptop Orchestra, the first ensemble of its kind, and whose compositions explore the connections between traditional dance music and machines. What is created is a music that defies genre; Beautiful, spacious and luscious soundscape. Their debut record Laghdú is austerely elegant, spare, and evocative. There is not a note out of place. Yet nothing is predictable: looping phrases suddenly unfurl to produce incredibly beautiful melodies, meeting together in unusual harmonies between the two fiddlers. In the words of Martin Hayes Everyone should hear this" Their music comes from a shared passion for experiment and for the Hardanger fiddle; the beautiful Norwegian instrument that brings a haunting quality to the folk dances for which it was designed. Their unique partnership is taking traditional airs in new directions, conjuring warm, wistful notes from the strings. This is exquisite music, and in the beautiful surroundings of the recently renovated Duncairn Arts Centre promises to be something very special indeed. This music defies genre, it's just a beautiful, spacious and luscious soundscape. Everyone should hear this - Martin Hayes "possibly one of the most fulsome and beautiful recordings I have ever heard. Great music has this magnificent power over us, a power to which the heart must yield always and without regret" - Iarla Ó Lionáird "a lovely warm bath of silky string sounds from this innovative duo, treading the line between tradition and invention" - Garth Knox "a truly refreshing and inspiring musical encounter" - Anne Hytta

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Jumping Jack Ceilidh Band

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Marske Leisure Centre Doors Open 8pm

Perhaps the best lively Ceilidh Band based in the North-East of England. Full instructions given and all dances called throughout.. Great fun for all ages. Proceeds in aid of "Cleveland Mountain Rescue" Ticket includes Pie & Pea Supper Full Bar

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London Folk Fayre 2014

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at London Cecil Sharp House Start time 12:00pm

An exciting day of music, storytelling and workshops, London Folk Fayre will be held at Cecil Sharp House, a few minutes walk away from Camden Town, a family friendly environment with onsite cafe, real ale bar, workshops and singarounds, the day will be an ideal and affordeable chance to enjoy the best of British Folk .. The lineup for the day includes Melrose Quartet, Lady Maisery, Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar, Vannan James, Caz Forbes and Ste Moncrieff, Long Lankin, David Gibb & Elly Lucas, Said The Maiden, Granny's Attic and Órlaith and Brogan McAuliffe

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Reggae Night: Troydon (jamaica), Jam-jah

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Emsworth Westbourne Club Doors 7.30pm, Onstage 8.00pm

Jam-Jah with his floor-filling sounds followed by up and coming Jamaican reggae singer Troydon with his band.

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Reggae Night: Troydon (jamaica), Jam-jah

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Emsworth Westbourne Club Doors 7.30pm, Onstage 8.00pm

Jam-Jah with his floor-filling sounds followed by up and coming Jamaican reggae singer Troydon with his band.

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The Great Steel City Blues Revue And Rock'n'roll Circus

on Sat, 4 Oct 2014 at Sheffield Victoria Works doors at 8pm

The Honey Bee Blues Club in association with Performing Arts North present The Great Steel City Blues Revue & Rock'n'Roll Circus Saturday 4 October 2014 Victoria Works, 1 Rowland Street, Neepsend, Sheffield S3 8DE Tickets - £10 adv./ £12.50 on the door 8pm late www.wegottickets.com The cream of Sheffields burgeoning blues scene come together with the Victoria Works circus performers to present a night of electric blues and performance to end the Sensoria festival and blow your mind. Featuring Mudcats Blues Trio, Downtown Roots, T J Norton and The Suitcase,circus performers, guests, the Honey Bee TV shack, BBQ and Kelham Island Ale at the 9 Bar.

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Tlr Double Bill Feat. 4square & Maz O'connor

on Sun, 5 Oct 2014 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors 7pm, Show starts 8pm

4Square are one of the finest young bands to grace the resurgent UK folk scene. Since humble beginnings in a freezing farmhouse on the outskirts of Rochdale in the winter of 2006, outspoken alternative-folk quartet 4Square has accomplished an incredible amount in a relatively short space of time. Not only has 4Square's music matured into the most unique and exciting sound you shall hear from the British folk music scene today; they have also shared stages with the likes of Steve Winwood, Fairport Convention, Joe Brown, Richard Thompson and Seth Lakeman. They play their music with zest, fire and virtuosity, yet an understated maturity which has grown throughout their seven year journey as a band. The sight and sound of simultaneous fiddle and clog dancing will stir the senses and quicken the pulse, galvanised by an engine-room of driving piano and percussion. 4Square have played at many festivals great and small, both in the UK, and all across Europe, in Denmark, Corfu, Norway, The Czech Republic and Sweden. They released their latest album, 'Hearth & Home' in autumn 2013. 4Square are: NICOLA LYONS: Fiddle, Vocals, Clog Dancing JIM MOLYNEUX: Piano, Accordion, Vocals JAMES MEADOWS: Tenor Guitar, Banjo DAN DAY: Percussion, Vocals 'Simply stunning' - John Tams 'Oustanding musicianship, total assurance, abundant energy and exceeding confidence...dripping in very obvious talent' - Dave Kidman, Netrhythms.com Nominated for the Horizon Award in the BBC Folk Awards 2013, Maz O'Connor is a gifted singer of traditional and self-penned songs. She accompanies her uniquely pure voice with guitar, shruti box, piano and harmonium. Described by Froots magazine as 'an enchanting debut album', her 'Upon a Stranger Shore' was released in the summer of 2012, just after Maz left university. 2013 brought a creative fellowship with the English Folk Dance and Song Society, funded by the BBC Performing Arts Fund, and a summer spent as the singer for the RSC's production of 'As You Like It' with music written by Laura Marling. After a busy year of gigging and gathering new material, Maz 's new album will be released in the Spring of 2014 and will be produced by multi-folk-award- winning Jim Moray. 'a vocal performance that stops you dead in your tracks' - Fatea 'Maz has given us an enchanting debut album, whose occasionally diffident demeanour, while promising much for the future, in itself proves very attractive.' - Froots

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Ewan Mclennan / Jimmy Aldridge And Sid Goldsmith

on Sun, 5 Oct 2014 at Bristol The Folk House 7.30pm

http://www.ewanmclennan.co.uk/ Ewan McLennan first emerged onto the UK folk scene with the release of his debut album 'Rags & Robes'. The recording gained much critical praise, described by Maverick as 'a collection of truly captivating songs', and featured in MOJO's top ten folk albums of 2010. After an appearance on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show and a televised performance for the Celtic Connections Festival at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, his debut was capped by winning the BBC Folk Award's Horizon Award in 2011. Sid and Jimmy are an emerging duo who play traditional folk music predominantly from the British Isles. They tell stories of hardship, joy, murder and celebration held together with driving banjo and guitar arrangements and close vocal harmonies

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The Will Pound Band

on Sun, 5 Oct 2014 at Topsham Matthews Hall 8.00pm - doors 7.30

The Will Pound Band plays a mix of English, Irish and Northumbrian tunes with jazz, bluegrass, blues, rock and funk rhythms. Its lineup is BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Best Musician nominee, harmonica player Will Pound, with Chris Sarjeant on guitar/vocals, Henry Webster on fiddle and John Parker on double bass. A flat out genius harmonica player' - Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio 2

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The Hut People

on Sun, 5 Oct 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

English instrumental duo The Hut People are rapidly gaining more and more of a reputation as one of the hottest & most entertaining Folk/World acts on the UK roots circuit today.Using only a driving accordion and their dazzling array of exotic percussion, audiences are transported across the globe with their hugely entertaining and unique blend of Folk music around the world. Accordionist Sam Pirt & Percussionist Gary Hammond both have extensive backgrounds in music - having been part of and performed alongside legendary acts such as The Beautiful South, Nina Simone, The Dubliners & Sharon Shannon, their playing is still very much in high demand. Great music & virtuosity aside, a concert from The Hut People is overflowing with humour, spontaneity and a 100% commitment to their getting-the-crowd-involved ethos. Don't miss them. a bewildering array of percussion and accordion-fired compositions.truly infectious! (BBC R2) Remarkable . (The Living Tradition) This is a brilliantly unique sound a duo of piano accordion and percussion defiantly unbounded by British traditions as they stride into world music. (The Scotsman).

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Martin Carthy And Dave Swarbrick

on Sun, 5 Oct 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7.30pm

Given a Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014, this legendary duo's experienced approach lacks none of the fervour of their early days, and brings a maturity born of many years living with the music. Before he joined the legendary Fairport Convention, Dave Swarbrick worked alongside leading folkies like Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger, Beryl, teaming up with Martin Carthy in 1966. For more than 40 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music's greatest innovators. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it. "Intense and demanding, this is hard core traditional music. Sublime fiddle playing and the passionate delivery of evocative old songs by their ablest interpretor." Telegraph

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Martin Carthy And Dave Swarbrick

on Sun, 5 Oct 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7.30pm

Given a Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014, this legendary duo's experienced approach lacks none of the fervour of their early days, and brings a maturity born of many years living with the music. Before he joined the legendary Fairport Convention, Dave Swarbrick worked alongside leading folkies like Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger, Beryl, teaming up with Martin Carthy in 1966. For more than 40 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music's greatest innovators. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it. "Intense and demanding, this is hard core traditional music. Sublime fiddle playing and the passionate delivery of evocative old songs by their ablest interpretor." Telegraph

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Martin Carthy And Dave Swarbrick

on Sun, 5 Oct 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7.30pm

Given a Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014, this legendary duo's experienced approach lacks none of the fervour of their early days, and brings a maturity born of many years living with the music. Before he joined the legendary Fairport Convention, Dave Swarbrick worked alongside leading folkies like Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger, Beryl, teaming up with Martin Carthy in 1966. For more than 40 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music's greatest innovators. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it. "Intense and demanding, this is hard core traditional music. Sublime fiddle playing and the passionate delivery of evocative old songs by their ablest interpretor." Telegraph

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Jim Causley

on Sun, 5 Oct 2014 at Southport Park Golf Club Doors from 7pm and music from 8pm

Traditional singer specialising in west country material. Squeezebox and an engaging stage persona. Devon Incarnate and yes, he IS related to Charles Causley!

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Wille And The Bandits

on Sun, 5 Oct 2014 at Dorchester Arts Centre 8 pm (doors and bar 7.30 pm)

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Wille And The Bandits

on Sun, 5 Oct 2014 at Dorchester Arts Centre 8 pm (doors and bar 7.30 pm)

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Reg Meuross With Jess Vincent

on Sun, 5 Oct 2014 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

Reg's clever and imaginative lyrics have earned him the title of Master Storyteller, and led Mike Harding (Mike Harding Folk Show) to introduce him onto the stage of The Royal Albert Hall as one of the finest singer-songwriters this country has produced. Whether it's a village hall or the Albert Hall, Reg brings to the stage a collection of extremely beautiful songs, performed with humour and depth, and sung with the voice of an angel. 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 first emerged onto the acoustic music scene in the 1980s with The Panic Brothers and has, over the years of touring and playing solo as well as with many other acclaimed artists, developed a style that as Pete Townshend says allows the listener to embrace the whole breadth of his work over many years without distraction he sings in the neutral accent of an Englishman who travels the entirety of the British Isles, and tastes all its flavours, influenced by all its most profound national colours. In this he reminds one of Roy Harper or Ewan McColl, recent greats who went before him. Reg then went on to form The Flamingos who featured ex Graham Parker guitarist Martin Belmont, Bob Loveday from The Penguin Cafe Orchestra & Bob Geldof's Band & Alison Jones of The Barely Works They recorded one album called 'Arrested'. In 1996 he released his first critically acclaimed solo album 'The Goodbye Hat' and was nominated for several music awards, including best song for 'Ring around the Roses'. It was followed up in 2004 with 'Short Stories' and in 2006 by the excellent 'Still'. In 2008 he released his most successful collection to date, 'Dragonfly', followed in 2010 by 'All this Longing'. 'The Dreamed and the Drowned', released in 2011, is a collection of thirteen previously unreleased archive songs. It was commissioned and compiled by Stephen Jordan at The Bodleian Music Library, Oxford, who says This is Reg Meuross at his most eclectic and inspiring best. Reg was invited by Abbey Road, in 2012, to record an album in their world famous studios and he took this opportunity to respond to the many requests for him to make a CD that reflects the warmth intimacy of his live shows. Receiving 5 star reviews across the board, 'Leaves & Feathers' has been hailed by many to be Reg's most accomplished collection yet. His latest album, released in July 2014 is 'England Green & England Grey'. This new work deals with topics such as dementia, with a deep and moving commentary on the subject 'Counting My Footsteps To You'; it commemorates the centenary of WW1, with an unromanticised account of the story of Flora Sandes (the only woman to fight in that war); it tells the tale of the bandleader and his violin both lost in the Titanic disaster, 'The Band Played Sweet Marie'; and it delivers an anthem for our times: 'England Green and England Grey'. The maturity of Reg's writing, and the courage with which he deals with some difficult topics, is revealed here. Reg is one of this country's greatest songwriters at the very top of his game.

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Louis Barabbas & Bedlam 6

on Sun, 5 Oct 2014 at Emsworth Westbourne Club 7.00pm Doors, Onstage 7.30pm

Bonkersly energetic full-on band which will fill the dance floor.

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Louis Barabbas & Bedlam 6

on Sun, 5 Oct 2014 at Emsworth Westbourne Club 7.00pm Doors, Onstage 7.30pm

Bonkersly energetic full-on band which will fill the dance floor.

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Grainne Duffy

on Mon, 6 Oct 2014 at Edinburgh The Voodoo Rooms 7PM

6 October 2014 Edinburgh Blues Club present Grainne Duffy & Robbie Hill & The Blues 62s Grainne Duffy is a unique talent, raw and powerful, edgy and elegant. Growing up in Co. Monaghan, Ireland she gained exposure at an early age to such defining influential artists as The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac and The Pretenders by raiding her elder sisters' record collection and very soon was developing her own musical tastes. This began when she heard the subtle playing of Peter Green which was to pave the way for Grainne to start listening to other guitarists such as B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan and of course Rory Gallagher. Such a fascination led to Grainne picking up the guitar and beginning what was to be just the start of her musical journey. All the while she was developing her vocal ability by singing in her local church choir and listening to artists as diverse Aretha Franklin, Linda Rondstat and Bonnie Raitt to name but a few. Such was the immediate reaction to her first album release that she soon became a regular on the festival circuit in her native Ireland and she began taking her music abroad to such places as far flung as the Artic island of Svalbard, Norway. She then was asked to appear for 3 days at Glastonbury 2008. There she was lucky enough to share the stage with such wonderful artists as Joan Baez, Suzanne Vega, Sinead O Connor, Seasick Steve and The Blockheads to name but a few. She opened the acoustic stage on day one with her full band with what was to be an unforgettable performance. At this point Grainne had introduced among her own material her show stopping version of the Etta James classic 'I'd Rather go Blind' to her set. It was during the performance of this song on day one of Glastonbury 2008 that the entire crowd in the acoustic tent, who had been camped out on the floor of the tent, rose to their feet mid performance and the atmosphere transformed to something magical that she has never forgotten and has since gone on to state as one of the highlights of her career thus far. Grainne has appeared alongside Paul Brady for the re-opening of the newly refurbished Ulster Hall and also at the renowned Celtic Connections Festival in Scotland and an extensive tour of Norway. All the while between touring Grainne was continuing to pen new material and was experimenting with new sounds for her follow up album. She moved from playing a Strat to a Gibson Les Paul, a guitar which was to become her recognisable sound. Simultaneously, her fan base was continuing to grow at home and abroad. With her band now featuring a full line-up of second guitar - Paul Sherry, bass - Davy Watson, drums - Eamon Ferris and piano -John McCullough, this ensemble was gaining a well earned reputation as a stellar unit always delivering passionate performances - the perfect foundation for Grainne's vocals, guitar playing and her songs. 2011 saw Grainne and her band begin the recording of her second album, over the spring and summerdue to the ever increasing touring schedule of the band at home and abroad in Norway, Scotland, Isle of Man, Holland and Belgium. Test of Time saw an album of eleven self penned tracks spanning Grainne's many and varied influences all brought together by her ever rich sublime vocals and the heartfelt expression in her guitar playing. On this record Grainne teamed up with well known producer and mixing engineer Niko Bolas working from Capitol Studios in L.A. Niko's reputation for working with singers and his experience from working with artists as diverse and varied as Neil Young, Rod Stewart, Stan Getz, Herbie Hancock, Keith Richards, John Mayer, Los Lonely Boys and Melissa Etheridge, brought a touch of magic to a specially crafted album. With mastering completed by Grammy award winner Richard Dodd in Nashville the finishing touches to the album were all perfectly in place. Earlier in the year Grainne released the first single from the album - 'I Know Were Gonna Be Just Fine' to coincide with her Irish theatre tour. The single received a warm reception and much airplay and made the BBC Northern Ireland playlist and has recently received wonderful reviews from BBC Radio 2. Her new album is due during 2014. "Grainne, truly is the nightingale of the blues circuit at the moment with a clarity and superb articulation no mumbling of words when she is on stage, her band provide her with more than just a solid platform they provide form, shape and texture that her voice can weave around creating a soulful sound that is magical!" Blues in Britain Magazine August 2013 http://www.grainneduffy.com Robbie Hill & The Blues 62s When blues great Otis Grand tells you it's time to expand your horizons, you listen if you're serious about your music. Robbie Hill, originally of Fife, Scotland, had played all over the UK, going out of his way to see the greats while also studying music. But Hill heeded his mentor and set out for Scandinavia with little more than a backpack and a guitar. Helsinki seemed the place to be, and there he met Jesse King. Maybe it was their shared love of the blues, maybe it was similarities in their coastal homelands, but King and Hill connected. King is from the rugged coast of Oregon in the United States. With a passion for waves and cooking as well as the bass, King has played at campfires as often as at bars. Together King and Hill jammed, but they needed a drummer to fit their emerging sound while also pushing them forward. Tatu Pärssinen, of Oulu, Finland, gave them the final ingredient they needed. Pärssinen is an architect by training, but he has been playing in projects since he was 10 years old. Pärssinen brings a background in African, jazz and world rhythms for the group to build on. It seems wrong to say that Robbie Hill and the Blue 62 were born of that union because a sound so tight and primal must have always been. Finding rhythm and layers off each other, the trio mixes covers that pull new meat from old bones with original work that sounds as old as the fjords. Hill, King and Pärssinen couple their globe-spanning experience with a deep and abiding appreciation for what it means to play the blues to create a sound that is both unique and infectiously familiar. This is Robbie Hill's first Scottish tour date in 2 and a half years. http://robbiehill.net From 7.15pm in The Ballroom. Available through membership of the Edinburgh Blues Club at £10 per month, join at http://www.edinburgh-blues.co.uk http://www.wegottickets.com/edinburghbluesclub On the door price £15.00

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Ange Hardy

on Mon, 6 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors open 7:00pm, Live Music Starts 8:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. -------------------------- Ange Hardy is a 30 year old female folk singer, songwriter and recording artist from West Somerset, England. She lives with her husband Rob, daughter Amy and son Luke just outside Watchet. Mike Harding recently called Ange "one of the bright stars of the new wave of folk singers" and over the past 12 months Ange Hardy has been firmly establishing herself as a remarkable folk artist having received FATEA Magazine's 'Female Vocalist of the Year' award following the very well received release of her debut folk album 'Bare Foot Folk' in May 2013. This new album builds on those strong foundations of deeply rooted folk music. Where 'Bare Foot Folk' was about stripping everything back to it's roots 'The Lament of The Black Sheep' is about exploring the surrounding soil. 'The Lament of The Black Sheep' is a collection of original songs inspired by family, tradition, personal experience, and the tales of West Somerset. These are songs of heritage and stories of working the land.

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Adrian Byron Burns

on Mon, 6 Oct 2014 at Etton The Processed Pea Doors open 7pm for 8pm start

The Processed Pea bids a welcome return to International singer/songwriter Adrian Byron Burns from his home in France.

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Maz O'connor

on Tue, 7 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music starts 8:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. ----------------------- Maz O'Connor is a singer of traditional and original folk songs. She released her debut album, 'Upon a Stranger Shore', on Demon Barber Sounds in July 2012. The album was described as 'an enchanting debut' by Froots magazine and led to a tour supporting the sell-out show 'The Lock In' in Spring 2013. In early 2013 Maz and the English Folk Dance and Song Society were awarded funding by the BBC Performing Arts Fund, and Maz will spend the year working with the EFDSS as a creative fellow. She is one of 19 U.K. based artists supported by the scheme for 2013. 2013 will also see Maz join the RSC as the singer for the Stratford-Upon-Avon production of 'As You Like It' with music written by Laura Marling. 'a vocal performance that stops you dead in your tracks' (Neil King for Fatea)

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Sean Taylor

on Tue, 7 Oct 2014 at London The Old Queen's Head Doors @ 7.30pm, Music @ 8.30pm

PLEASE NOTE: This event will be taking place at our alternative home for the evening: THE OLD QUEEN'S HEAD, 44 Essex Road Angel (N1 8LN) DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ''An absolutely superb guitarist ... reminiscent of John Martyn" Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 ''Articulate, compelling ... brilliant'' (Four stars) Mojo Magazine ''A bluesy devotional intensity that rightly draws comparisons to John Martyn" Q Magazine "My main listen today - Springsteen and Taylor are cheering my day...brilliant, stunning songs. Great album.' Mike Harding ''A star in the making ...a superb talent'' Metro 'A fine blues guitarist ... Taylor is a man to watch' Guardian "Sean Taylor is a wonderfully talented modern troubadour whose sincere, thoughtful songs pull you in. I've had the pleasure of sharing the stage with him. He swings. Check him out!" Eric Bibb 'Sean Taylor's work just gets classier ... His talent might yet puncture the mainstream' Classic Rock 8/10 Sean Taylor has rapidly grown to be one of the hottest new names in the UK blues/acoustic scene. His incredible passion for performance, sheer talent and songwriting of the highest calibre is a testament to his frequent comparisons with John Martyn and Tom Waits. He has opened for artists such as John Fogerty, Neville Brothers, Tony Joe White, Eric Bibb, Tom Paxton, Tift Merritt and Band Of Horses. He has toured Holland, Switzerland, Australia, France and Ireland. The past couple of years has seen Sean's profile rocket with UK and European tours and festival performances at Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk Festival, Celtic Connections, Port Fairy Folk Festival (Australia) Beautiful Days and many others Sean's new album 'Chase The Night' is out now. The album was recorded in Austin, TX with producer Mark Hallman (Carole King, Ani Di Franco & Eliza Gilkyson) and features legendary double bass player Danny Thompson who is often Sean's touring partner www.seantaylorsongs.com

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Jimmy Livingstone

on Tue, 7 Oct 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Jimmy Livingstone is a British singer/songwriter. This summer he was chosen by the queen of Americana herself, Lucinda Williams, as support act on her UK tour following the release of his acclaimed debut album, One eye open, one eye closed. Jimmy's songs come with a rich voice, a big heart, a splash of Americana and a sliver of soul. His album is a big-budget record made on a wing and a prayer. It was recorded between London and Los Angeles on borrowed time in studios, big and small, in lounges, garages, bedrooms, basements and a church. Having become homeless in LA, he eventually ran out of couches to surf and found his way to a remote shack in the Mojave desert where he finished the album on his own. The recording brought together an incredible array of musicians who heard the songs and just wanted to play on them. Among them were Lucinda Williams' and John Mayer's guitarist, Doug Pettibone, Doggen from Spiritualized, Frank Zappa's old brass section, Matt Round from Billy Bragg's band and Evan Jenkins from the Neil Cowley trio. It was, in Jimmy's words, 'quite a trip'. He will be playing solo on the tour, singing songs old and new and telling wry tales of a life lived with a glint in his eye.

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Jim Causley & Lukas Drinkwater

on Wed, 8 Oct 2014 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath Doors 7.15pm, start 7.45pm

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King Creosote

on Wed, 8 Oct 2014 at Liverpool Epstein Theatre Doors 7.30pm

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Hannah James

on Wed, 8 Oct 2014 at Chesterfield Real Time Live Doors open at 7.30pm

Hannah James and Sam Sweeney ventured out as a duo after nine years with their band, Kerfuffle, who made five albums and appeared at festivals throughout the U.K. and abroad. Kerfuffle played their last official gig at Shrewsbury Folk Festival in 2010 to pursue separate musical careers, but still tour their very successful Midwinter show 'Lighten the Dark' in December each year. Hannah is a member of Lady Maisery, a vocal harmony trio formed with Hazel Askew (The Askew Sisters) and Rowan Rheingans (Fidola). Inspired by folk singing traditions of the UK and northern Europe, Lady Maisery sing songs and ballads both unaccompanied and with backing from their combined instrumental talents on accordion, harp and fiddle. Hannah was also a member of accordion trio, Hell Said the Duchess with Karen Tweed and Becky Price. 2012 was a busy year. Hannah was invited to join Maddy Prior and Giles Lewin, resulting in two tours and an album, '3 for Joy', toured again in 2013 at a Spring tour is planned for 2014. In the Summer 2013 Hannah was involved in a project in Canada with Leonard Podolak (The Duhks) and Matt Gordon (Fiddle Puppets) where she had the opportunity to learn appalachian clogging. She also formed a duo with Alastair Vannan, Alastair is an archaeologist and historical researcher by profession. He combines these vocations by undertaking research into the historical context of folksong, which has been published in the Folk Music Journal of the English Folk Dance and Song Society. Together, Hannah and Alastair perform a charming and interesting selection of songs.

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Hey Harley Feat: Lizanne Knott And Bill Reveles

on Wed, 8 Oct 2014 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

Fans of Americana music may debate on various topics, but all are undoubtedly in agreement: two great musicians are better than one. And that is certainly the case with Hey Harley, a new collaboration between acclaimed singersongwriters Lizanne Knott and Bill Reveles whose respective strengths are poised to shine as this hot duo becomes a powerhouse on the Americana scene. Lizanne, already renowned for her award-winning songwriting and infectious, smoky vocals, has long been championed in the UK by BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris, a staunch supporter since hearing her debut release in early 2002. Bill Reveles has received four songwriting and artist awards, including "Best Male Artist" at the Southern California Music Awards and "Best Adult Contemporary Artist" from the prestigious Los Angeles Music Awards. He has over 50 music placements in both TV and film including hit series such as "Beverly Hills 90210", "Melrose Place", "Party Of Five" and Paramount Films' "Nobody's Fool" (1994) starring the late Paul Newman, Bruce Willis, Melanie Griffith, and the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Both Lizanne and Bill have multiple solo albums behind them (Lizanne's latest, Standing In The English Rain, earned a spot on the USA's 2013 Top Folk Albums list); and have graced some of the UK's and US's most famed stages and festivals; sharing the stage with notable names including Shawn Colvin, Joan Osborne, Jimmy Webb, JD Souther and many others. Hey Harley plans to release their label (Proper Music Group) debut record in the UK in early 2015. Radio singles will be available by August 2014 before they embark on the October 2014 UK tour. The strength of Hey Harley's reputation impressed Taylor Guitars enough to offer a coveted artist partnership to the duo for their forthcoming tours. The duo have relocated from their home bases of Philadelphia (Lizanne Knott) and Los Angeles (Bill Reveles) to live and work in Nashville's vibrant artist community. Their UK tour in October 2014 will be followed by appearances throughout the USA and Europe and will include a number of radio and TV appearances. http://www.heyharley.com/

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"finest Kind" (canada) @ The Hungry Horse Folk Club

on Thu, 9 Oct 2014 at Ellesmere Port Whitby Sports & Social Club Start 8-15pm until just after 11pm

Together, Finest Kind is a remarkable folk trio from Ottawa, Canada whose exquisite harmony singing and brilliant vocal arrangements bring a fresh sense of excitement and discovery to the performance of old songs. The trio's glorious sound, served up with easy-going humour, has won a devoted following across North America. Finest Kind's vocal arrangements are a creative tour de force.

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Hannah James With Maarja Nutt.

on Thu, 9 Oct 2014 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8pm

tickets £10

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Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita

on Thu, 9 Oct 2014 at London Union Chapel Doors 7.00pm

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Grainne Duffy

on Thu, 9 Oct 2014 at Pontypool Borough Blues Club Doors at 7:30pm, band at 9:00pm

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Grainne Duffy

on Thu, 9 Oct 2014 at Pontypool Borough Blues Club Doors at 7:30pm, band at 9:00pm

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The Bill Laurence Project & Strings

on Thu, 9 Oct 2014 at Barton The Ropewalk Doors 7pm, starts 8pm

Root Music and Band on the Wall present Bill Laurence Project and Strings. Bill Laurance is the pianist with Grammy- winning band of the moment Snarky Puppy, the Brooklyn (via Texas) collective that has taken the international scene by storm. Joining Laurance on stage are fellow Snarky Puppy main-men Michael League (bass) and Robert 'Sput' Searight (drums), with the trio augmented by a string quartet drawn from the ranks of the fabulous Heritage Orchestra.

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Sunjay Brayne

on Thu, 9 Oct 2014 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

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Sunjay Brayne

on Thu, 9 Oct 2014 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

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Rod Picott

on Thu, 9 Oct 2014 at Bristol Kings Arms Doors at 7.30pm

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Rag Mama Rag

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at Towersey The Three Horseshoes Doors 7:30pm On stage 8:00pm Finish 10:15pm

The 'Blues' don't get much hotter than this! Ashley & Debbie performed a fantastic show for us in November 2011, the energy, skill, authenticity of style and fun was roots music at it's best. They returned in October 2012 and played a very different set with some wonderfully moody slide guitar which evoked memories of those masters of modern, moody, Americana slaked slide guitar, Ry Cooder & David Lindley. They returned again in October 2013 to a steadily increasing audience and blew us away again. Rag Mama Rag are a really top act who deserve wider recognition - unbelievably good. Formed in 1991, the English duo RAG MAMA RAG, have slowly and consistently built up their reputation as one of Europes finest Country Blues acts. With an interesting and wide range of instruments, (ASHLEY DOW, Henderson Acoustic Guitar, National & Dobro Resonator Bottleneck Guitars, Weissenborn Acoustic Lap Steel, Ukulele and Vocals, plus DEBORAH DOW, Harmonica, Washboard, Percussion and Backing Vocals), RAG MAMA RAG create an exceptionally full and hard driving rhythmic sound which soon has audiences feet tapping. Their repertoire is 20s and 30s Blues based, but extremely varied, encompassing Mississippi Blues, East Coast Ragtime sounds, early White Country tunes, Original Compositions, and many other regional styles of the 20s and 30s period. Touring non stop in Europe during the last ten years RAG MAMA RAG have clocked up well over 2000 concerts and have played at many major festivals in France, Belgium and Germany.

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Steve Knightley

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at South Molton The George Hotel 8.30pm

Steve Knightley is the song-writing force behind Show of Hands, widely acclaimed as the finest acoustic roots duo in England with three Albert Hall sell-outs to their name. The Exeter based singer-songwriter writes the majority of material for the band which also features multi-instrumentalist Phil Beer and together they won Best Live Act in the 2004 BBC2 Radio2 Folk awards - the only category voted for by the public. He is renowned for his strong, trademark narrative songs which reflect the escapades, hopes and fears not only of people in his native West Country but beyond and he pulls no punches when writing highly literate songs about bigger, global issues. 'One of England's greatest singer songwriters' Mike Harding BBC Radio 2 'Bleak, witty and finely observed' The Guardian 'Committed and distinctive songs of conscience, love and history' BBC Radio 2 www.showofhands.co.uk/about/steve-knightley Pre-show meals are available from 6.30pm. Booking is essential. To book please call us on 01769 572514. Please see our website for further details.

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Ben Sands

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 8.15 pm (doors 7.45)

Another member of the famous Irish Sands family, Colum's brother Ben is making his first visit to Wessex Acoustic. Expect poignant songs, with stories and chat, all laced with that laid back Irish humour. Support by the velvet voiced singer-songwriter from Bournemouth, Nigel Waite

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Ben Sands

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 8.15 pm (doors 7.45)

Another member of the famous Irish Sands family, Colum's brother Ben is making his first visit to Wessex Acoustic. Expect poignant songs, with stories and chat, all laced with that laid back Irish humour. Support by the velvet voiced singer-songwriter from Bournemouth, Nigel Waite

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The Black Feathers

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing Bar opens at 6.30 pm, doors at 7.30 pm

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. They set off in search of ancient melodies as a base to build a sound that later became The Black Feathers, drawing their influences from a number of high-quality wells; Americana rubbing shoulders with folk, and edgy rock sensibilities peeking through the tight-as-blood harmonies.

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Blue Rose Code & Danny Thompson

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at Canterbury Anselm Hall 7.30pm

One of only six dates on an exclusive UK tour by one of the UK's finest singer songwriters, and one of the true legends of world music! It was after attending the Glasgow leg of John Martyn and Danny Thompson's Sunshine Boys Reunion Tour in 2001, that a young Ross Wilson (Blue Rose Code) made up his mind that he would become a musician. A couple of years later he packed up and took himself off to London to follow his heart. In 2013 Ross was introduced to Danny Thompson via a mutual friend and Danny agreed to bring his distinctive and unmistakeable playing style to warm and ground Ross' critically acclaimed debut album, 'North Ten'. It was the realisation of a decade-long dream for Ross. At the end of 2013, Ross opened for Danny and Darrell Scott in London and, following his return trip to Nashville with Bob Harris and the BBC, Ross reached out to Danny again, entreating him to perform on his follow up: 'The Ballads Of Peckham Rye', released in May 2014. This time round, Ross had written songs with Danny in mind, from the 'Inside Out' era inspired 'Silent Drums', to the Tennessee stomp, 'The Right To Be Happy'. Something very special occurred in that London studio in early 2014, and in the rehearsals leading up to the day. 'Kindred spirits', 'a musical frisson', call it what you will, there was an energy between the two, and it was decided they'd take their new show on the road. Ross and Danny performed live together for the first time at Danny's 75th birthday sessions in London in April and then booked a short, exclusive six-date tour in September/October. They're performing material from the Blue Rose Code albums, and one or two surprises from Danny's esteemed and peerless back catalogue. The phrase 'not to be missed' can be mundane and over-used but, let us tell you, this is not to be missed!

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Blue Rose Code & Danny Thompson

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at Canterbury Anselm Hall 7.30pm

One of only six dates on an exclusive UK tour by one of the UK's finest singer songwriters, and one of the true legends of world music! It was after attending the Glasgow leg of John Martyn and Danny Thompson's Sunshine Boys Reunion Tour in 2001, that a young Ross Wilson (Blue Rose Code) made up his mind that he would become a musician. A couple of years later he packed up and took himself off to London to follow his heart. In 2013 Ross was introduced to Danny Thompson via a mutual friend and Danny agreed to bring his distinctive and unmistakeable playing style to warm and ground Ross' critically acclaimed debut album, 'North Ten'. It was the realisation of a decade-long dream for Ross. At the end of 2013, Ross opened for Danny and Darrell Scott in London and, following his return trip to Nashville with Bob Harris and the BBC, Ross reached out to Danny again, entreating him to perform on his follow up: 'The Ballads Of Peckham Rye', released in May 2014. This time round, Ross had written songs with Danny in mind, from the 'Inside Out' era inspired 'Silent Drums', to the Tennessee stomp, 'The Right To Be Happy'. Something very special occurred in that London studio in early 2014, and in the rehearsals leading up to the day. 'Kindred spirits', 'a musical frisson', call it what you will, there was an energy between the two, and it was decided they'd take their new show on the road. Ross and Danny performed live together for the first time at Danny's 75th birthday sessions in London in April and then booked a short, exclusive six-date tour in September/October. They're performing material from the Blue Rose Code albums, and one or two surprises from Danny's esteemed and peerless back catalogue. The phrase 'not to be missed' can be mundane and over-used but, let us tell you, this is not to be missed!

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Tatcho Drom

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors@ 7pm. Pls see greennote.co.uk for start time

DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tatcho Drom, meaning 'True Journey' in Romani Gypsy language, is the performance ensemble around violinist& singer Gundula Gruen. Inspired by the charisma of Esma Redepova, the virtuosity of Taraf de Haïdouks and the humour of Emir Kusturica, Tatcho Drom perform a broad repertoire of traditional music from across Eastern Europe and the Balkans, as well as original compositions by Gundula.

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Charlotte Carpenter

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at Cardiff Dempseys 8:00pm

Fizzi & BlueBox presents Charlotte Carpenter (Full band) with support from Paddy James Caroline Harrison Friday 10th October 2014 Four Bars at Dempseys, Cardiff 8pm / 18+ £4adv CHARLOTTE CARPENTER Northampton-born singer-songwriter Charlotte Carpenter is a rising songstress, gravitating more readily towards blues and mixing Laura Marling's breathless insight with Daughter's ambient indie. Having three previously self-released EP's under her belt, her most recent 'Whole' EP climbing to No.10 in the iTunes singer/songwriter Charts, followed with a recent download-only track 'Siren Song' which received a spin on Lauren Laverne's 6Music show, it is clear Charlotte is much more than the sum of her influences. Honing her stagecraft alongside fellow contemporary troubadours such as Marika Hackman, Ethan Johns, George Ezra and Annie Eve, Charlotte's spectral sound and live shows have won her considerable acclaim and support from the likes of national indie publications Brum Notes and For Folk's Sake, as well as glowing recognition from BBC Introducing. Charlotte is currently recording her fourth EP which is set for an autumn release. Imbued with a more abrasive, rockier vibe than her older material, her latest record will look to demonstrate exactly why she will 'soon be anointed alt's newest darling.' Whole | Official Video www.youtube.com/watch?v=fg1YEcR0e-Y Siren Song | Free Download www.soundcloud.com/charlottecarpentermusic/siren-song-free-download PADDY JAMES Paddy James is not just a typical singer-songwriter with an ability to flirt on six steel strings. He's a sharp, focused charmer with a killer voice to boot. Paddy is a pioneer of positivity and has aspirations larger than the devilish grin that rests permanently on his face. He is currently recording his debut EP - 'The Lost Boy' - which is set to be released in early 2015. www.paddyjames.com CAROLINE HARRISON "A voice of gold" is how Swansea's Evening Post defines Singer-Songwriter Caroline Harrison. Originally born in Kent, it could have been a very different musical story for Caroline but a family move to rural West Wales in 1997 went on to help shape what looks to be a very promising career in music. Growing up listening to The Mamas & the Papas, Dusty Springfield, Dionne Warwick and many more it is evident that this era has very much inspired her own sound. www.carolineharrison.com www.soundcloud.com/caroline-harrison www.carolineharrison.bandcamp.com ------------------------------------------------- Bluebox Promotions - BlueboxCardiff@live.co.uk Fizzi Events - Music@Fizzievents.com Twitter: @BlueboxPromo @Fizzievents @FourBarsCardiff Facebook: www.facebook.com/BlueBoxPromotions www.facebook.comFour Bars at Dempseys www.facebook.com/Fizzievents -------------------------------------------------

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Music Unwrapped - Celtic Funk

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at Birmingham Highbury Pub Doors at 7.30 pm, music at 8.00 pm

Rowena Knight takes some funky mandolin, adds a touch of mandola, blends in guitar and keyboards, decorates with some soaring flute melodies, stirs with a looping machine, and invites you to sit back, enjoy and think of Cornwall or else join in, of course! Recommended for aged 8 upwards

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Music Unwrapped - Celtic Funk

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at Birmingham Highbury Pub Doors at 7.30 pm, music at 8.00 pm

Rowena Knight takes some funky mandolin, adds a touch of mandola, blends in guitar and keyboards, decorates with some soaring flute melodies, stirs with a looping machine, and invites you to sit back, enjoy and think of Cornwall or else join in, of course! Recommended for aged 8 upwards

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Music Unwrapped - Celtic Funk

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at Birmingham Highbury Pub Doors at 7.30 pm, music at 8.00 pm

Rowena Knight takes some funky mandolin, adds a touch of mandola, blends in guitar and keyboards, decorates with some soaring flute melodies, stirs with a looping machine, and invites you to sit back, enjoy and think of Cornwall or else join in, of course! Recommended for aged 8 upwards

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Bonnie Dobson & Her Boys

on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 at Ravenshead The Stetson Doors 7.30pm Show 8.15pm

A special concert featuring Bonnie and her very talented band

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Tams & Coope

on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 at Reeth Memorial Hall Doors 7.30pm for an 8pm start

John Tams (voice and guitar) is described by Mojo as one of the ultimate British songwriters has had a career spanning four decades in every medium. A member of the Albion Band and Home Service he is perhaps best known for his work at the National Theatre and as Rifleman Daniel Hagman in the Sharpe television series. He is a five times winner of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Barry Coope (voice & keyboards) is part of the incomparable Coope, Boyes & Simpson.

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Tams & Coope

on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 at Reeth Memorial Hall Doors 7.30pm for an 8pm start

John Tams (voice and guitar) is described by Mojo as one of the ultimate British songwriters has had a career spanning four decades in every medium. A member of the Albion Band and Home Service he is perhaps best known for his work at the National Theatre and as Rifleman Daniel Hagman in the Sharpe television series. He is a five times winner of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Barry Coope (voice & keyboards) is part of the incomparable Coope, Boyes & Simpson.

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11-10-2014 Troydon Bent

on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 at Marlow Christ Church URC 8:00pm

Troydon loves performing in Marlow and this showcase concert will follow his appearance for the second year running at the Marlow Town Regatta & Festival. Last year he was a resounding success and garnered much deserved praise and made many new fans. Rodney Bent (aka Troydon Bent) started making music back in 2009. Already a talented and accomplished dancer, well known within the Jamaican dance fraternity, his reggae heroes Bob Marley, Gregory Isaacs, Gyptian, Jah Cure, Tarrus Riley, Mavado and Vybz Kartel inspired him to also want to express himself through song. Supporting Troydon will be local singer-songwriter Mikar-The-Vipar. This Bucks/London based Hip Hop/R'n'B/Afrobeat artist has established a fan base up and down the country and as far away as Sweden, Hungary and Africa! Mikar was born in Sierra Leone and has always been inspired by his roots.

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4square/big Tent And The Gypsy Lantern

on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 at Sheffield The Heeley Institute Doors 7.30, live music from 8pm

4Square are at their dazzling best with a new line up and their trademark verve and creativity. Whether tackling traditional tunes or exploring their own compositions they are full of surprises and a stunning live band. Also on the bill are rising stars Big Tent and the Gypsy Lantern who are developing a loyal fan base on the back of debut album Richest Man Today and outstanding performances up and down the country that prove they can deliver their complex sound in the flesh.

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4square/big Tent And The Gypsy Lantern

on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 at Sheffield The Heeley Institute Doors 7.30, live music from 8pm

4Square are at their dazzling best with a new line up and their trademark verve and creativity. Whether tackling traditional tunes or exploring their own compositions they are full of surprises and a stunning live band. Also on the bill are rising stars Big Tent and the Gypsy Lantern who are developing a loyal fan base on the back of debut album Richest Man Today and outstanding performances up and down the country that prove they can deliver their complex sound in the flesh.

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Nick Harper

on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 at Barton The Ropewalk 7.30pm

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Cherry Lee Mewis

on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Championed by Imelda May and Seasick Steve, Cherry is a power-house singer-songwriter who together with her smokin' hot band, produces a unique sound incorporating dashes of ragtime, country blues, a couple blades of bluegrass and a pinch of Americana. 2014 marks the release of her fourth studio album, Catch My Drift. Highlights so far have included Cherry being the 'Artist in Session' on Paul Jones' BBC Radio 2 show where she was invited with her band to record 4 tracks at the legendary Maida Vale Studios. Opening up for Robin Trower and Albert Lee, returning to the Mississippi with band member Nick Slater to perform at the Market St Festival in downtown Columbus alongside US blues legend, Super Chikan, following on from Cherry's successful performance at 2010's Howlin' Wolf Memorial Festival in West Point, Mississippi. Being special guest of Blind Mississippi Morris in the legendary BB King's on the one and only Beale Street in Memphis, and being personally asked by Paul Jones to perform three songs at his annual charity concert at Cranleigh Arts Centre in Surrey which saw Paul and his harmonica joining Cherry onstage for a song. "I recognise that in the fickle world of the hustlin' music game, an artist's strongest asset is their music - songs that will move people long after the image fades. That's what I keep coming back to," she says with a knowing smile, "that's all that matters...."

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Dobet Gnahore, Na Dre Dance

on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 at Emsworth Westbourne Club 7.30pm Doors

Grammy winner and R3 Music Award Nominee Dobet Gnahore (and her band) is one of the most charismatic in a new wave of African performers. Her Ivory Coast roots combine with a melting-pot of African influences to create an infectious sound to fill the dance floor. Presented in association with African Night Fever. Excellent cheap bar, free car parking.

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The Roving Crows

on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

Award Winning Folk Fusion. The Roving Crows weave together a rich tapestry of sounds taking the audience across musical boundaries into the world of Folk, Celtic and Country-Rock. They are indefinable, unique and completely absorbing. The Roving Crows released their new album 'Deliberate Distractions' on 4th Nov, to 4* reviews in the Financial Times and R2 Magazine amongst many more. The Roving Crows' line-up boasts fiery fiddle playing, trumpet, guitar, drums, bass and vocals, comprising of: Caitlin Barrett - Fiddle player, singer and co-founder of The Roving Crows. An experienced musician with a vast repertoire, her strident and formidable fiddle style has been developed over many years of self-study. Paul O'Neill - Lead singer, guitarist, and front man of The Roving Crows, Paul is a founder member of the band, with a background in theatre and writing he scribes all lyrics for the band. Greg Wilson-Copp Trumpet player and backing vocals Having recently studied Music Technology at Birmingham UCE he has many years of performance experience with various different groups. Tim Tolhurst Drummer and backing vocals Recently graduated in popular music at the University of Gloucestershire; his dynamic, multi-faceted style has been influenced by the likes of Manu Katche, Omar Hakim and Peter Erskine Lawrence Shaw The most recent addition to the band, Loz's bass playing resembles that of Bakithi Kumalo ad Steve Digiorgio. Also an avid music producer, his musical background started out playing guitar in thrash metal bands while studying Music Technology. Winners of Band of the Year at the FATEA Music Awards 2014 Best Live Act Spiral Earth Music Awards 2014 Winners of Best Folk Act at the Exposure Music Awards 2012. Winners of Top Celtic Rock Band and Top Fiddle Player at The Irish Music Awards 2012. "Great party music...I love that band" Paul O'Grady, BBC (April 2012) Really individual Celtic folk rock group Mike Harding, BBC (Nov 2012) "One the best Celtic folk/rock bands of the decade" (Alan Tattersall, Cropredy The next folk super group in waiting, Nancy Dunham, folking.com, 2013 www.rovingcrows.com www.facebook.com/therovingcrows www.youtube.com/therovingcrows http://twitter.com/therovingcrows

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Michelle Shocked

on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 at London The Great Northern Railway Tavern 8.30 pm

The Kalamazoo's "scoop" of the year! Michelle Shocked plays her only London show at the end of her first UK tour in three years. Unpredictable, highly original, undoubtedly controversial, this gifted Texas singer songwriter has been stirring up the music world since the mid-80s with self-penned songs that come in all styles - from folk to bluegrass, rock 'n' roll and gospel. As a young feminist, the guitar-picking poet left her home in Texas to travel, Kerouac-style, and get involved in Reagan-era politics before, in the most unlikely fashion, she became an international music star. Her debut album, The Texas Campfire Tapes, was a bootleg taped on a cassette recorder at the Kerrville folk festival and it brought a contract with Mercury and a succession of acclaimed albums -- Short Sharp Shocked, Captain Swing and Arkansas Traveler. She quit the label to go independent and impressive albums followed -- Kind Hearted Woman, Deep Natural, Threesome and, more recently, Soul of My Soul. Michelle's song Quality of Mercy featured on the soundtrack of the much-lauded 1995 Tim Robbins movie Dead Man Walking.

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The Willows

on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette doors 7pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9RgELLvYmU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz08n1fwU7Q&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eF98lIrlvzc&feature=youtu.be Please feel free to Like Launderette Sessions on Facebook and follow @LaunderetteSess on Twitter. Tickets £11 in advance or £13 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette. Contact 0191 3841412 for further information. Mix of seating (limited) and standing. Doors 7pm. Support around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. We now have an drinks licence. Real ales, lagers, wines. ciders and spirits will be served along with OCC Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and of course soft drinks. About The Willows Jade Rhiannon Vocals, Shruti Box Cliff Ward Banjo, Guitar, Violin, Vocals Ben Savage Guitar, Dobro, Vocals Prue Ward Violin, Vocals Evan Carson Bodhran, Percussion The Willows are a folk band from Cambridge, UK. Their first album Beneath Our Humble Soil was nominated for Best Debut in the Spiral Earth Awards 2014, and has been championed by the likes of Bob Harris and Mike Harding. The much anticipated follow-up Amidst Fiery Skies, produced by Sean Lakeman will be released on 6th October. Fronted by the breathtaking vocals of Jade Rhiannon, supported by rich vocal harmonies and dynamic acoustic musicianship the band take influence from folk traditions on both sides of the Atlantic. The band were formed in 2010 by husband and wife, Cliff and Jade, sister, Prue, and chance meeting via Gumtree, Ben. Following numerous gigs in folk clubs all over the the UK supporting the likes of LAU, Seth Lakeman, & Peatbog Faeries and an eponymous EP, the band released debut album Beneath Our Humble Soil in 2013. Produced by Stu Hanna (Megson, Faustus, Show of Hands), the album caught the attention of BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris who invited the band in for a live session midway through their UK tour. Maverick Magazine gave the record 4½ stars, and it was subsequently nominated for Best Debut in the Spiral Earth Awards. Standout festival performances followed at the likes of Cambridge Folk Festival, Towersey Festival, Secret Garden Party, FolkEast, Folk By The Oak and SommerSound (Germany), helping to build a reputation as a compelling live act. Absolutely gorgeous sound A lovely album Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 A hugely enjoyable album; with songs that engage and enliven, music that appeals across the board; a warm and wonderful release Folk Radio UK Second album Amidst Fiery Skies sees the band further augment their sound with producer Sean Lakeman, new member Evan Carson (bodhran) and guest double bassist Ben Nicholls (Seth Lakeman Band, The Full English). For the first time the band present original, traditional and covered songs side by side, yet in many ways the record feels like their most homogenous work to date. Stories remain at the heart of the album: The banjo-driven Johnny Robson telling of a man who throws himself into the fire after an apparition of his deceased wife. The heartbreakingly tender Outward Bound (a variant on the Faithful Sailor Boy) depicting a ship's safe return to land without the maiden's lover aboard. Whilst, The Visitor describes a true story of arguably the most heroic lifeboat rescue in British history. The music itself is rich in power, with the band equally at home with pin-drop intimacy as they are invigorating foot-stompers. Following summer festival appearances at Glastonbury, Sark, Sidmouth, Broadstairs, Village Pump, Wilderness, Purbeck & Bristol the band will be on tour throughout the UK in September and October. "They sort of straddle the worlds between Americana and English roots music and do it in a very very deft way for such a young band; I think they're really really interesting! Bella's Fury has got a sort of feeling of old timey noir about it... I think it's really amazing!" Mike Harding "...The Willows are a breath of fresh air to the folk music community... " Maverick Magazine Polished and upbeat a formidable live act For Folk's Sake Engaging and sensitive newgrass musicianship The Willows come across like an English take on Union Station - fRoots

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Tir Na Nog

on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 at Dorchester Arts Centre 8 pm (doors and bar 7.30 pm)

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Tir Na Nog

on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 at Dorchester Arts Centre 8 pm (doors and bar 7.30 pm)

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Dave Mcgraw & Mandy Fer

on Sun, 12 Oct 2014 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors 7pm, Show starts 8pm

McGraw spent a decade as a wildlife biologist, working everywhere from Mexico to the Grand Canyon. Fer logged some time in Spain, where she studied music and local culture. Together, the two songwriters have built a music career on those travels, funneling everything - the characters they met, the things they saw, the sounds they heard, the stories they learned - into a mix of rich, detailed folk music and rootsy Americana. McGraw's consoling, velvety baritone voice, reminiscent of Greg Brown, coupled with Fer's soaring and subtly powerful vocals, likened to Patty Griffin, puts a spit-shine polish on the finely crafted body of songs they have generated together. The intricate weavings of their vocal harmonies are undeniably exceptional. McGraw's hard-hitting tunes echo narratives of the culture and landscape of the American West, wherein he thoughtfully spins tales of everyday folks looking for a little something more in their earthly existence. Fer takes a more dreamy approach, evoking complex and ethereal imagery within her sultry and haunting melodies. Her potent electric lead guitar playing, in the vein of jazz-fusion guitarist John Scofield, bravely propels this duo through their uniquely heartfelt and spirited live performances, winning over audiences night after night. McGraw and Fer have amassed an admirable résumé and an ever-expanding fan base during their time playing music together. Having toured Europe and the U.S. from coast to coast, performing in highly esteemed theatres to intimate listening rooms, the pair has honed their skills sharing stages with fellow troubadours including Willy Porter, The Swell Season, Tony Furtado, Jeffrey Foucault and many others. '[Seed of a Pine] is a smooth and impressive slice of Americana..The album brims with the confidence of good musicianshipMcGraw and Fer deserve wider recognition.' -The Telegraph (UK) 'Together they have crafted an album that positively brims with excellent songs, fine playing and exquisite vocals.' - -No Depression

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Lizanne Knott

on Sun, 12 Oct 2014 at Preston The Continental 7.30pm

'Absolutely gorgeous music. We've rarely had as big a reaction to any artist in recent years as the one we had for Lizanne Knott.' Bob Harris: BBC Radio 2 An award-winning singer-songwriter from Philadelphia, PA, USA, Lizanne Knotthas been captivating audiences throughout the States and garnering accolades from radio listeners and peers around the globe. She has performed at some of the most prestigious listening venues in the USA steadily gaining ground wherever the road takes her. Lizanne is making her mark on the AAA (Adult Album Alternative), Americana scene sharing the stage with the likes of Graham Parker, Shawn Colvin, Tommy Womack, Roger McGuinn, Jimmy Webb, Eric Bazilian, Maura O'Connel, Melody Gardot, Lucy Kaplansky, Phil Roy ... and a long list of other notables. 'Lizanne's voice is sweet and emotional - you feel every word she sings. Her vocals have an almost hypnotic quality and her writing is exquisite." Dena Marchiony: Philadelphia Songwriters Project

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Lizanne Knott

on Sun, 12 Oct 2014 at Preston The Continental 7.30pm

'Absolutely gorgeous music. We've rarely had as big a reaction to any artist in recent years as the one we had for Lizanne Knott.' Bob Harris: BBC Radio 2 An award-winning singer-songwriter from Philadelphia, PA, USA, Lizanne Knotthas been captivating audiences throughout the States and garnering accolades from radio listeners and peers around the globe. She has performed at some of the most prestigious listening venues in the USA steadily gaining ground wherever the road takes her. Lizanne is making her mark on the AAA (Adult Album Alternative), Americana scene sharing the stage with the likes of Graham Parker, Shawn Colvin, Tommy Womack, Roger McGuinn, Jimmy Webb, Eric Bazilian, Maura O'Connel, Melody Gardot, Lucy Kaplansky, Phil Roy ... and a long list of other notables. 'Lizanne's voice is sweet and emotional - you feel every word she sings. Her vocals have an almost hypnotic quality and her writing is exquisite." Dena Marchiony: Philadelphia Songwriters Project

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Charlie Landsborough Live

on Sun, 12 Oct 2014 at Hornsea Floral Hall Doors open at 7.30pm

The Spectacular Charlie Landsborough is live at The Floral Hall, Hornsea for the very first time. We have great pleasure in inviting this great singer/song writer to our lovely venue. Watch Charlie on stage in this historic venue, and maybe pop into our Cafe for Pre show snacks or even dinner.

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Laura Veirs

on Sun, 12 Oct 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Laura Veirs

on Sun, 12 Oct 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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The Mutter Slater Band

on Sun, 12 Oct 2014 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

The Mutter Slater Band sees the former front man from the 70s cult band Stackridge return to his teenage musical enthusiasms. The new songs (melodically inspired by the soul releases of Stax and Motown and given the gritty edge of American blues, R&B and Country) tell of illicit loves, edgy relationships, human frailties, the devil, and his works. The band, as well as featuring Mutter on lead vocals, flute & guitar, includes Clive Ashley (sax) Chris Cleaver (lead guitar) Dan Wheeler (drums) Ian Olliver (bass) & Tom Hughes (organ). 'One of the great voices of British rock - and he writes a mean song too' BILLY BRAGG 'The best voice this side of Paul Rodgers' PROPERGANDA MAGAZINE www.facebook.com/themutterslaterband www.reverbnation.com/themutterslaterband

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Brigitte Demeyer

on Sun, 12 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time.

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of tables. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, with priority given to diners. If you'd like a table, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- The South is more than just a place. It's a feeling you get when you're sitting on the porch on a warm summer night sipping sweat tea. It's the haunting comfort that envelops you when you drive the wooded back roads in your hometown. It's the sound of cicadas rustling in the trees. It's the salt, grease and love that goes into every plate of grits served. The South is everywhere, especially in the stories told by Brigitte DeMeyer's music. With her sixth offering, Savannah Road, DeMeyer gives the listener access to a special place in her mind. The title track is inspired by Gregg Allman's book My Cross to Bear. The celebrated musician's biography was DeMeyer's companion and took her in all different, musical and emotional directions. It helped her feel connected to Georgia, the South, and in the process, connected to herself. Due out April 2014, Savannah Road intermingles acoustic steel and slide guitar, fingerpicking, gospel-tinged vocals and literary imagery. DeMeyer writes songs as weavers thread tapestries. Poetry laden with southern groove, her music transports to another place and time. A self-produced collection of 13 songs written mostly by DeMeyer and frequent collaborator and string-master Will Kimbrough, Savannah Road has been described as gorgeous and greasy. DeMeyer simply calls it acoustic soul. DeMeyer has built a solid foundation with her first five albums, collaborating with giants of the Americana drummer/producer Brady Blade, Buddy Miller, Sam Bush, and more recently, Kimbroughand has shown herself to have a wonderfully natural feel for soul-steeped, blues-infused roots music. The daughter of Belgian and German immigrants, she was born in the Midwest, and at a young age moved to Southern California with her family where she started latching onto rootsy sounds, from Etta James, Mavis Staples and Sly Stone, to her discovery of The Allman Brothers, Steve Earle and of course, Patti Griffin. Before embarking on the quest that brings Brigitte's music to the main stage, she acquired a Bachelors of Arts Degree from the University of San Diego and, instead of sleeping on random couches and going the starving artist route, she took the road less travelled in rock and roll: She got a job. Not wanting to depend on anybody, she worked to make enough money to get her music career going, realizing that being self-sufficient was the only way to feel truly content while turning her musical dreams into a reality. Brigitte was able to pay rent and play music. Eventually, she was able to leave the marketing world behind and concentrate on her craft full-time. With a 2010 relocation from California to Nashville, DeMeyer has gained much momentum and visibility as a performing artist, and has built strong musical partnerships through touring, writing and contributing to the community. She is a storyteller. She is the blues personified. Each lyric drips with emotion, curiosity and imagination. There's something sparkly about each song, DeMeyer says about the story told by Savannah Road. Boy's Got Soul is a beautiful anecdote about finding someone who possesses or moves you unexpectedly, in which she uses the term scrapyard lullabies (a Chris Whitley reference) over smooth, yet haunting guitar strums. Home Ground is a poignant, soulful adventure about finding that special place where you can be free. However, it's Build Me A Fire where Brigitte's storytelling mastery really comes to life. It's a personal story, an ode her to the hardships her mother had to overcome during the Second World War. Besides the aforementioned standout tracks, the entire album is bursting with the same rare passion that is found on old Fleetwood Mac records. Savannah Road is teeming with elements of melancholy, longing, and most of all, each track brings its own little piece of the South. Mother Nature is boss here, she smiles. And, there's a spirit here, a vibe in the air that gets absorbed, and it goes into the music. Think Swamp. Think Spooky. Think Longing. Think heat. Think Sweat. Think Post Civil War Georgia. A vintage wander searching for where you belong. With whom you belong. Nothing but stars and desire as the compass, and the encounters along the way. This is Savannah Road. DeMeyer says. Although the songs stem from DeMeyer and Kimbrough's musical chemistry, they are brought further to life with additional players Brady Blade, keyboardist Jimmy Wallace, guitar/mandolinist Guthrie Trapp, and bassist Chris Donohue. Also featured are the McCrary Sisters, Ricky and Micol Davis of Blue Mother Tupelo, Bassist Michael Rhodes, and Wood Brother's Jano Rix. If there's one thing the listener is sure to take away from Brigitte DeMeyer's music it's that life is more than a destination, it's a journey. From opening for Bob Dylan, to playing with the McCrary Sisters and Buddy Miller, to forming lifelong musical friendships with Blade and Kimbrough, the journey is far from over. With each song, each album, each tour, there is a soul-infused story to tell, and Brigitte DeMeyer is here to tell it. www.brigittedemeyer.com

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Jessica Lee Morgan / Lowri Evans

on Sun, 12 Oct 2014 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

Jessica Lee Morgan is an eclectic sort, drawing influences from Joni to Jimi, Freddie to Frankie, but in live gigs mostly found with her guitar. She has been performing all her life. As the daughter of sublime singer Mary Hopkin and legendary record producer Tony Visconti, she tried hard to rebel and become an accountant or a lawyer or something useful, but her roots forced her at last and perhaps belatedly into music and following in their footsteps, as her brother, composer Morgan Visconti, had done from a tender age. She has performed in all sorts of venues and bands in the UK and USA, from jazz to hard rock. Writing songs since she was four, she finally begat her album. 'I Am Not' which features contributions from family and friends. Her songs are about life, love, society and fame, always delivered from the heart and interspersed with a belly laugh. Expect to be asked to sing along. - - - - - - - - - From her first composition at the age of 7 Lowri Evans has followed a musical path which has taken her from her Welsh language roots to studying a degree in Jazz and Pop music, living in Newcastle Upon Tyne to releasing albums in both English and her native Welsh languages. She has appeared at numerous Festivals which include Cambridge Folk Festival, The Green Man, Wychwood, Gate to Southwell Folk, SWN, Village Pump Folk and Celtic Connections, as well as support slots with artists such as Cara Dillon, Martin Simpson, John Renbourn, Jim Moray, Jez Lowe and Richie Havens. Inspired by a need to return to her more acoustic roots and deliver an album true to herself, the 10 songs are full of love lost and found, hope and despair, anticipation and anguish. The single 'Corner of my eye' is about how we believe we have all the time in the world to live our lives we'll always be young and that we are in charge of our own destinies. But time catches up with us, we aren't in control and precious things in our lives can be snatched away from us in an instant. I often catch a glimpse of my grandfather out of the corner of my eye. He died 16 years ago but lives very much in my heart. The smallest things can remind us, and for just a second, we believe we really did see them and that they aren't lost to us says Lowri of the album's title track. The album was recorded and produced in various living rooms, bedrooms and sessions at Fflach studio in Cardigan West Wales by Lee Mason and Lowri Evans. Accordion player Andy Cutting and renowned acoustic and slide guitarist Martin Simpson, both BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Best Musician Winners feature, contributing to 6 songs on the album.

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Joy Dunlop/tea And Tunes

on Sun, 12 Oct 2014 at Inverness Glen Urquhart Public Hall 4.00pm (doors 3.30pm)

Familiar to many from her appearances as presenter, singer, panelist, featured guest and actress on STV, BBC Alba, Radio nan Gaidheal and others, we're delighted to welcome back award-winner Joy Dunlop, making her second appearance at the hall. This time she's accompanied by her equally talented award-winner pianist brother Andrew which will ensure a veritable feast of music - and banter. As if that wasn't enough, there's FREE afternoon tea and home baking in the interval. (Yes, we spoil you). Children £2 each - buy tickets on the door.

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Joy Dunlop/tea And Tunes

on Sun, 12 Oct 2014 at Inverness Glen Urquhart Public Hall 4.00pm (doors 3.30pm)

Familiar to many from her appearances as presenter, singer, panelist, featured guest and actress on STV, BBC Alba, Radio nan Gaidheal and others, we're delighted to welcome back award-winner Joy Dunlop, making her second appearance at the hall. This time she's accompanied by her equally talented award-winner pianist brother Andrew which will ensure a veritable feast of music - and banter. As if that wasn't enough, there's FREE afternoon tea and home baking in the interval. (Yes, we spoil you). Children £2 each - buy tickets on the door.

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Hannah James And Maarja Nuut

on Sun, 12 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors open 2:00pm, Live Music starts 2:30pm

Hannah James is a very highly regarded Accordionist, Clog Dancer and Singer. For nine years Hannah was a the vocalist and accordionist with renowned young folk band Kerfuffle, appearing at many festivals in the UK and elsewhere, after Kerfuffle band members Hannah James and Sam Sweeney ventured out as a successful duo. Hannah is a member of Lady Maisery, a vocal harmony trio formed with Hazel Askew (The Askew Sisters) and Rowan Rheingans (Fidola). Inspired by folk singing traditions of the UK and northern Europe, Lady Maisery sing songs and ballads both unaccompanied and with backing from their combined instrumental talents on accordion, harp and fiddle. Maarja Nuut is a fiddler and singer from Northern Estonia who is fascinated by the tunes of old village musicians and mind-boggling but at the same time structured patterns. The minimalistic sounds of the looper take the listeners on an imaginary journey over the constantly changing soundscapes which combine traditional dance tunes, songs and stories with live electronics. Her music has been described as peaceful but not in the lazy inactive sense. In her music, she is searching for a lively and relaxed state similar to a cat that is ready to take off in a moment's notice. This state is like an impulse which gives rise to music and makes me want to prolong being in the moment and concentrate, which alters the way of seeing, hearing and perceiving. It is always now and old tunes are as fresh as improvisations which were born a second ago. This is how she tells us her intimate stories using fiddles, her voice and modern electronics.

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Charlotte Carpenter

on Sun, 12 Oct 2014 at Northampton NN Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Northampton-born singer-songwriter Charlotte Carpenter is a rising songstress, gravitating more readily towards blues and mixing Laura Marling's breathless insight with Daughter's ambient indie. Having three previously self-released EP's under her belt, her most recent 'Whole' EP climbing to No.10 in the iTunes singer/songwriter Charts, followed with a recent download-only track 'Siren Song' which... received a spin on Lauren Laverne's 6Music show, it is clear Charlotte is much more than the sum of her influences. Honing her stagecraft alongside fellow contemporary troubadours such as Marika Hackman, Ethan Johns, George Ezra and Annie Eve, Charlotte's spectral sound and live shows have won her considerable acclaim and support from the likes of national indie publications Brum Notes and For Folk's Sake, as well as glowing recognition from BBC Introducing. Charlotte is currently recording her fourth EP which is set for an autumn release. Imbued with a more abrasive, rockier vibe than her older material, her latest record will look to demonstrate exactly why she will 'soon be anointed alt's newest darling.' Charlotte will be performing at NN Café with her full band

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Emma Sweeney

on Mon, 13 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music starts 8:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. ----------------------- Emma was introduced to Irish music aged seven, taking tin whistle classes under Sligo's Marian Eagan. At ten years of age she progressed onto the fiddle, taught by Colin Farrell and later, Andy Dinan. Her potential flourished further under the mentorship of Mike McGoldrick, who encouraged and tutored her in whistle and fiddle. Although Emma's career is young, she has amassed an abundance of live experience performing alongside a whole raft of revered traditional musicians, including Dick Gaughan, Cara Dillon, Sam Lakeman, Ed Boyd, Luke Daniels, Donald Shaw, Eamon McElholm, Ian Flecture, Mike McGoldrick, Dezi Donnelly, Andy Dinan, Tony Byrne, Matt Griffin, Mick O'brien, Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn, Donal Lunny, Martin O'Connor and John Joe Kelly.

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Chuck Prophet And Mission Express

on Mon, 13 Oct 2014 at Bristol The Tunnels Doors at 7.30pm

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Faustus

on Mon, 13 Oct 2014 at Otley Courthouse 8pm

FAUSTUS Featuring Saul Rose of Waterson Carthy and Benji Kirkpatrick and Paul Sartin of Bellowhead, Faustus are one of English folk music's most distinctive bands. Their masterful blend of subtlety and attack led the Daily Telegraph to describe them as an act of exceptional class switching from song to tune, from instrument to voice, few acts are better able to capture the energy and depth within the English tradition. Tickets: £12/£10 in advance, £13/£11 on the door. faustusband.com

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Faustus

on Mon, 13 Oct 2014 at Otley Courthouse 8pm

FAUSTUS Featuring Saul Rose of Waterson Carthy and Benji Kirkpatrick and Paul Sartin of Bellowhead, Faustus are one of English folk music's most distinctive bands. Their masterful blend of subtlety and attack led the Daily Telegraph to describe them as an act of exceptional class switching from song to tune, from instrument to voice, few acts are better able to capture the energy and depth within the English tradition. Tickets: £12/£10 in advance, £13/£11 on the door. faustusband.com

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Jez Lowe

on Mon, 13 Oct 2014 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

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Jez Lowe

on Mon, 13 Oct 2014 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

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James Yorkston

on Tue, 14 Oct 2014 at Liverpool Leaf Doors 8pm

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Positively Fourth Street: Songs From The Village

on Tue, 14 Oct 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Some of the world's finest, most provocative, most lyrical and poetic music came out of the melting pot that was Greenwich Village, New York in the 1960s. Artists such as Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, and Joan Baez cut their teeth in the folk clubs and bars during that time. Positively Fourth Street is a multimedia show that celebrates all of these artists and many more. With footage from the time, stories around the songs, as well as the songs themselves, this is a trip back to a time when music was in the cafes, and revolution was in the air. Ben Bowden is a seasoned performer who has played all over Europe in various bands and groups. He currently plays Paul Simon in the touring show, The Sounds of Simon. He has a deep interest in music from the early 60s, especially Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, and Phil Ochs. Suddenly it's 1964, the Village, and you're crossing Bleecker Street, carrying a newly bought copy of Another Side of Bob Dylan, running into Arlo Guthrie in a bearskin coat in the snow, meeting Ric von Schmidt in the lobby, all of you going across to the Bitter End to meet a new cat called Gordon Lightfoot. "Expert." (BBC The One Show) "World class." (The Times) "A musical feast."( Chris Lloyd - Talon: Best of Eagles)

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Bella Hardy And Cara Luft

on Tue, 14 Oct 2014 at Belper Fleet Arts Doors at 7.30pm

14TH OCTOBER 2014, DOORS 7.30 BELLA HARDY (BBC RADIO 2 FOLK SINGER OF THE YEAR) AND CARA LUFT FLEET ARTS, BELPER, THE FLEET, DE56 1NU £10 ADVANCE, £12 DOORS TICKETS: TBC featuring BELLA HARDY Multi award winning (including this year's BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Folk Singer of the Year) Bella Hardy's work has been described as beautifully crafted and conceived with poetic flair, she has become one of the most prolific and original voices on the UK folk scene. 2011's award-winning albums Songs Lost & Stolen and The Dark Peak and The White confirmed her as one of modern folk's finest singers lovingly presenting her songs. 2013 saw the release of Laylam a debut album with Eliza Carthy, Lucy Farrell and Kate Young. Bella's latest studio album, Battleplan, is her most musically expansive and lyrically personal album to date. www.bellahardy.com CARA LUFT Canadian Cara Luft was a founder member of The Wailin' Jennys and is turning heads with her blend of roots, folk, rock and country music. With her unique Alt-Roots sound, Luft has a richly deserved reputation for her powerfully elegant guitar work, imaginative songwriting and a distinctive voice that penetrates to the core. www.caraluft.com

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Nic & Joe Jones

on Wed, 15 Oct 2014 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath Doors 7.15pm, start 7.45pm

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Herne Hill Music Festival - Blues And Balkan

on Wed, 15 Oct 2014 at London Island Arts Studio 8pm-11pm

Robin and Tony play an eclectic blend of Blues/Roots/ Acoustic music with influences ranging from Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker, Howlin Wolf, Junior Parker, Doc Watson, all performed in their own totally individual style. They play their music straight from the heart and always engage and entertain their audience...Robin Bibi plays acoustic guitar/resonator and Stomp Box. Tony Marten plays Double Bass, fretless bass guitar, acoustic guitar and banjo.They both sing. Yendva Yendva play folk music from the Balkans, other Eastern Europe regions, and beyond. Their music reflects the many styles of this region from lively Gypsy folk to Turkish orientalism. This is music to touch the heart! Meals: The Prince Regent serves a good range of meals. However, if you want to eat there, please plan to eat before the performance since there will not be room in the performance space for meals.

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Herne Hill Music Festival - Blues And Balkan

on Wed, 15 Oct 2014 at London Island Arts Studio 8pm-11pm

Robin and Tony play an eclectic blend of Blues/Roots/ Acoustic music with influences ranging from Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker, Howlin Wolf, Junior Parker, Doc Watson, all performed in their own totally individual style. They play their music straight from the heart and always engage and entertain their audience...Robin Bibi plays acoustic guitar/resonator and Stomp Box. Tony Marten plays Double Bass, fretless bass guitar, acoustic guitar and banjo.They both sing. Yendva Yendva play folk music from the Balkans, other Eastern Europe regions, and beyond. Their music reflects the many styles of this region from lively Gypsy folk to Turkish orientalism. This is music to touch the heart! Meals: The Prince Regent serves a good range of meals. However, if you want to eat there, please plan to eat before the performance since there will not be room in the performance space for meals.

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Bella Hardy & Cara Luft Upstairs At The Shakespeare Sheffield

on Wed, 15 Oct 2014 at Sheffield Shakespeare's Pub Doors at 7:30PM, Music starts at 8PM

BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year 2014 Bella Hardy reunites with Juno award-winning singer-songwriter guitarist Cara Luft for an eight-date tour, following their creative residency in Alberta, Canada, in 2013. Promoted by the English Folk Dance and Song Society, in partnership with Music PEI (Prince Edward Island) and Folk Music Canada, these tours are borne out of a developing relationship between England and Canada, which supports artists' development and collaboration. As well as performing solo material on the tours, the musicians will showcase new music that they written collaboratively during the first leg of their exchanges. About Bella Hardy With a Masters degree in Music from Newcastle University, Bella Hardy first came to widespread public recognition when she was nominated in the Best Original Song category at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2007 for Three Black Feathers the first song she ever wrote. In 2012, she won that same award for her powerful and moving account of life as a 19th century Stornoway Herring Girl. A fixture on the festival and folk club scene, Bella has sung in at the Royal Albert Hall during The Proms, co-written with former Beautiful South guitarist David Rotheray, for his concept album The Life of Birds, and composed the music for Radio 4's The People's Post a documentary on the history of the Post Office.  2013 saw the release of her latest album Battleplan and a new release with Brit folk trailblazer Eliza Carthy and friends Lucy Farrell and Kate Young and 2014 saw her crowned as BBC Folk Singer of the Year. www.bellahardy.com About Cara Luft Singer-songwriter-guitarist extraordinaire Cara is that rare artist steeped in folk and traditional roots music almost from birth. Her third solo album, Darlingford, is a stunning collection of songs drawn from her recent life experiences informed by her indomitably optimistic spirit and impeccable musical instincts. Recorded primarily in old wooden churches and home studios across the Canadian prairies, the album shines a bright light on Cara's skill at turning personal heartbreak into resonating universal themes. Cara deserves her reputation as one of Canada's finest live performers whose engaging, down-home style comes wrapped in a warm and delicious sense of humour. A co-founder of The Wailin' Jennys, Cara was the spark behind the group and since leaving has wowed audiences and critics across North America and Europe. www.caraluft.com We are delighted that Bella & Cara are able to visit The Shakespeare as part of this exciting tour. The evening promises to be a special, memorable event.

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C.o.m.e (the Complexities Of Modern Existence)

on Wed, 15 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, Performance starts @ 8pm.

C.O.M.E. (the complexities of modern existance) - part one. ....From the creators of Folkadot, Sound Bites and Unstable Promotions comes a brand new type of night with a brand new format! FEATURING... Jonny Berliner: Truly the Godfather of Geek-Pop, Jonny Berliner is Science's most wonderful and famous troubadour. He has written for the Guardian Science podcast, has been featured in Nature, and writes and performs the best science songs around (go online and check out D.N.A.). As much musician as science lover, Jonny's is a show not to miss! www.jonnyberliner.com Sophie Scott + two very very special guests: Sophie is a professor of neuroscience at UCL and one of the UKs leading science communicators. She studies the effects of music on the brain (amongst other things like swearing and the brain). She is currently working with one of UK's leading beatboxers (so famous we're not aloud to use his name in the publicity) and one of the UKs leading producers (again too famous for us to use his name). This combination of beatboxing, brain function and music will be unlike anything you've seen before! MyndPlay: MyndPlay is a multi platform media player that allows you to control video and movies with your mind using your NeuroSky Headset. EEG is performed live on stage and the signals are translated to all sorts of formats... including skealetrics sets! A totally new must see that you will be talking about for weeks to come! Other exciting surprises to be revealed on the night! This night is in aid of 'Place 2 Be', a charity that deliver mental health support to kids in school. Money raised from the night will go towards counselling sessions for kids and their parents to ensure they can make the most of their education and avoid serious mental health issues later on in life.

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C.o.m.e (the Complexities Of Modern Existence)

on Wed, 15 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, Performance starts @ 8pm.

C.O.M.E. (the complexities of modern existance) - part one. ....From the creators of Folkadot, Sound Bites and Unstable Promotions comes a brand new type of night with a brand new format! FEATURING... Jonny Berliner: Truly the Godfather of Geek-Pop, Jonny Berliner is Science's most wonderful and famous troubadour. He has written for the Guardian Science podcast, has been featured in Nature, and writes and performs the best science songs around (go online and check out D.N.A.). As much musician as science lover, Jonny's is a show not to miss! www.jonnyberliner.com Sophie Scott + two very very special guests: Sophie is a professor of neuroscience at UCL and one of the UKs leading science communicators. She studies the effects of music on the brain (amongst other things like swearing and the brain). She is currently working with one of UK's leading beatboxers (so famous we're not aloud to use his name in the publicity) and one of the UKs leading producers (again too famous for us to use his name). This combination of beatboxing, brain function and music will be unlike anything you've seen before! MyndPlay: MyndPlay is a multi platform media player that allows you to control video and movies with your mind using your NeuroSky Headset. EEG is performed live on stage and the signals are translated to all sorts of formats... including skealetrics sets! A totally new must see that you will be talking about for weeks to come! Other exciting surprises to be revealed on the night! This night is in aid of 'Place 2 Be', a charity that deliver mental health support to kids in school. Money raised from the night will go towards counselling sessions for kids and their parents to ensure they can make the most of their education and avoid serious mental health issues later on in life.

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Karine Polwart

on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 at London Cecil Sharp House Doors at 7pm, start time 7.30pm

A performance from one of Scotland's foremost female folk singers, Karine Polwart. "Orchestral yet intimate which perfectly complements Polwart's intelligently sincere lyrics" Songlines ***** Promoted by the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) in association with Songlines Magazine

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The Jennifer Crook Trio

on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

"Amazing.the kind of thing that gives modern folk a good name" Zeitgeist Jennifer's songwriting draws on her Americana influences but remains undeniably English in it's story-telling. A multi-instrumentalist, Jennifer sings, plays harp, guitar and banjo and performs with her trio cellist Bethany Porter (Eliza Carthy Band, Newton Faulkner) and guitarist and accordionist, Mike Cosgrave (Jackie Oates, Jackie Leven). Jennifer and her trio are recording her third solo album at Real World Studios to be released in June 2014. With the combination of great musicianship and songs that inspire a genuine emotional connection, this is first class contemporary folk. "Utterly beguiling" Properganda A Class Act R2 With a life-long passion for real song-craft, a beautifully natural and engaging singing voice, and her considerable instrumental skills on the lever harp and guitar, Jennifer's live performances are gaining her a growing following across the UK and beyond. Jennifer's latest album was produced by highly acclaimed songwriter Boo Hewerdine, and also features guest vocals from Eddi Reader & Darrell Scott (Robert Plant's Band of Joy). The vivid storytelling, beautiful imagery and infectious melodies on Merry Go Round' have earned her excellent reviews, national airplay and a live session on BBC Radio 2 with the legendary Bob Harris. "I'm really really loving the new album Merry-Go-Round - it's beautiful" Bob Harris BBC Radio 2 Jennifer has toured the UK with her own shows and with Boo Hewerdine. She has also opened for Declan O'Rourke, Chris Difford, Reg Meuross, Iain Archer and Clive Gregson and recently began working as a duo with songwriter Andrew Cresswell Davis (The Korgis, Stackridge). An extremely versatile musician, Jennifer has recorded for BBC television and international stars, and performed live with many artists and bands - including a major tour with Snow Patrol playing the electric harp. She began performing her own songs in a duo with Miranda Sykes (Show of Hands) in 2006 and is now equally respected for her songwriting talents as for her outstanding harp playing, performing at the Belfast Nashville Songwriters' Festival and working alongside Charlie Dore and Reg Meuross for The London Song Company. "I see the depth in Jennifer's songwriting. I see hope and experience - very strong in both" - Darrell Scott www.jennifercrook.com

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James Apollo

on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 at Worcester Marr's Bar Doors at 8:00pm

2014 sees James Apollo return to the UK with a renewed sound and new album 'Angelorum'. Released in May this is a fiery work. "I got tired of pretty," says Apollo, "Pretty is a lonely man on a stool. Pretty is sad and alone. I wasn't sad. I was angry." And not without reason. The initial sessions for the record "Angelorum" were lost in a fire at Minneapolis's Underwood Studios, home of producer Mark Stockert. The band licked their wounds and moved west to Tucker Martine's Flora Recorders in Portland, (Decembersts, My Morning Jacket, Neko Case) added a few members to Apollo's road band and hunkered back down with producer Stockert. "Angelorum" is an exotic rock and roll record. Vibraphones and flutes dance intermittently with Apollo's cool delivery on the big heated track "White Lines." What could easily be a soft bossanova rallies to anthemic levels on the single "Spinnin." But Apollo is not all shout and swagger. The record's title track, "Angelorum" was just a sign he saw painted on the side of a building in Mexico. "I liked the sound of it. Later our piano player told me what it meant and i couldn't have been more elated." But of course Apollo does not mention what it means. He just liked the sound of it. Its a lot of strange sentiment, and it fits. "Angelorum" is indicative of Apollo's distinctive talent, and with it's catharsis of fiery anthems and cool, cool delivery, James Apollo is not angry, anymore. Apollo will be touring with his band The James Apollo Five worldwide throughout 2014. "Dark delights with a ghoulish air of danger and charming fragility." 4 stars. - MOJO "A wandering star with beat generation spirit." - Q

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James Apollo

on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 at Worcester Marr's Bar Doors at 8:00pm

2014 sees James Apollo return to the UK with a renewed sound and new album 'Angelorum'. Released in May this is a fiery work. "I got tired of pretty," says Apollo, "Pretty is a lonely man on a stool. Pretty is sad and alone. I wasn't sad. I was angry." And not without reason. The initial sessions for the record "Angelorum" were lost in a fire at Minneapolis's Underwood Studios, home of producer Mark Stockert. The band licked their wounds and moved west to Tucker Martine's Flora Recorders in Portland, (Decembersts, My Morning Jacket, Neko Case) added a few members to Apollo's road band and hunkered back down with producer Stockert. "Angelorum" is an exotic rock and roll record. Vibraphones and flutes dance intermittently with Apollo's cool delivery on the big heated track "White Lines." What could easily be a soft bossanova rallies to anthemic levels on the single "Spinnin." But Apollo is not all shout and swagger. The record's title track, "Angelorum" was just a sign he saw painted on the side of a building in Mexico. "I liked the sound of it. Later our piano player told me what it meant and i couldn't have been more elated." But of course Apollo does not mention what it means. He just liked the sound of it. Its a lot of strange sentiment, and it fits. "Angelorum" is indicative of Apollo's distinctive talent, and with it's catharsis of fiery anthems and cool, cool delivery, James Apollo is not angry, anymore. Apollo will be touring with his band The James Apollo Five worldwide throughout 2014. "Dark delights with a ghoulish air of danger and charming fragility." 4 stars. - MOJO "A wandering star with beat generation spirit." - Q

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Klezmer + Slide Guitar Songs

on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 at London The Prince Regent 8.00-11pm

Mark Harrison is fast gaining a reputation for all-original music in the style of the early folk/blues artists with a modern twist. His highly individual music, with its memorable tunes, striking lyrics and strong and compelling rhythms, has been going down very well with audiences of all kinds. Mark's songs make you move, make you think, make you smile. 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 tells the stories behind the songs, covering some of the history of the original blues and its era and all manner of modern-day topics. Balabustah consists of Chris Taylor (accordion) and Dov Levitski (violin), who formed this duo in January 2000. They play an eclectic mix of Klezmer, Traditional Eastern European and Gypsy music, and original compositions. Chris has performed in bands since the age of fourteen and also performs with The Walking Wounded, a Balkan gypsy rock band. Dov has been playing the violin since he was ten. As well as composing Dov also performs with The Crispy Hot Club, a gypsy jazz swing trio.

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Klezmer + Slide Guitar Songs

on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 at London The Prince Regent 8.00-11pm

Mark Harrison is fast gaining a reputation for all-original music in the style of the early folk/blues artists with a modern twist. His highly individual music, with its memorable tunes, striking lyrics and strong and compelling rhythms, has been going down very well with audiences of all kinds. Mark's songs make you move, make you think, make you smile. 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 tells the stories behind the songs, covering some of the history of the original blues and its era and all manner of modern-day topics. Balabustah consists of Chris Taylor (accordion) and Dov Levitski (violin), who formed this duo in January 2000. They play an eclectic mix of Klezmer, Traditional Eastern European and Gypsy music, and original compositions. Chris has performed in bands since the age of fourteen and also performs with The Walking Wounded, a Balkan gypsy rock band. Dov has been playing the violin since he was ten. As well as composing Dov also performs with The Crispy Hot Club, a gypsy jazz swing trio.

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Lily & Meg

on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Lily & Meg punctuate their vocals with guitar, harmonica and banjo, their voices imbued with that simple, yet crucial, power to hold a room spellbound." Mail Online Lyrics that flow so naturally, sung by two perfectly woven voices, and accompanied by their own expert playing. Tom Robinson's Fresh On The Net Lily & Meg are a multi-instrumental acoustic roots duo blending banjo, guitar, keys, harmonica and vocals. Lily originally from Birmingham and Meg from London, they met in the South West town of Falmouth in April 2012 and sparked a natural musical partnership after discovering a mutual love for intricate harmonies, captivating lyrics and timeless song-writing. The past year has been extremely exciting for Lily & Meg. They supported the likes of Brit Award Winning producer Ethan Johns, Seth Lakeman and Nick Mulvey, and completed their first national tour supporting singer-songwriter, Ruarri Joseph. They have self-released two EP's 'Songs For Jasper' in Oct 2013 and a live EP, 'In The Water' which they launched in April 2014 to a sold-out crowd at St Pancras Old Church in London. Media attention for their 'In The Water' EP includes a feature on BBC 6 Music Tom Robinson's Fresh On The Net, BBC Introducing and a television appearance with BBC Spotlight South West. This summer they look forward to a string of UK festivals including, Secret Garden Party, Wilderness and Somersault.

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Bella Hardy & Cara Luft

on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

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Bella Hardy & Cara Luft

on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

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Kimber's Men

on Thu, 16 Oct 2014 at Huddersfield Bar 1:22 8pm

Kimber's Men were formed in the summer of 2001 and in those early days the group comprised Neil Kimber - ship's bosun, John Bromley - ship's cook, Joe Stead - ship's doctor, and Roger 'Tonky' Hepworth the ship's cabin boy. But in the summer of 2004 Roger was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and sadly he passed away in April 2005. Kimber's Men realized they would never sound the same again. Roger was missed not only for his wonderful harmonies and guitar playing, but for his friendship and advice always warmly given. Neil and Roger had been singing together as a duo in West Yorkshire since 1966 whilst John burst upon the folk scene a little later in 1972 as a member of Hebric. John, who has a voice similar to Paul Robeson also sings with the local operatic society in Halifax and is a member of The Bradshaw Mummers who can be seen in quaint outfits throughout most summers at various festivals acting out the important chapters of English history. John sang lead bass with Northern Ballet at Leeds Playhouse for the winter season of Mozart's Requiem. Meanwhile Joe Stead had begun a professional career in London in 1966 which eventually took him to various parts of the world and more recently the first Valparaiso Festival of the Sea in Chile. Joe has performed in concert in America with Pete Seeger twice and also sung at a garden party with Paul Robeson in London in 1958. Neil also sang in concert with Pete Seeger when he and Joe crossed the Atlantic with Paul Downes to perform in a concert in New Jersey to raise funds for the Delaware Valley River Project. David Buckley joined Kimber's Men at the end of April 2006. David is an actor and a singer performed in musicals and with the Halifax Operatic Society. When we found him he was playing the part of Captain Smith in 'Titanic the Musical'. We managed to grab him by his shirt tails before he went down with the ship. David sang tenor harmony and wrote some wonderful songs: I will always be there, Asleep in the sand, Stan the Shantyman and Mama Wind, being just four of them. David left the group in August 2013 for personal reasons having undergone major heart surgery earlier that year. He has now starting singing solo as well as going back to his old roots with a country rock band. In June 2007 Gareth Scott joined the quartet to make our number up to 5. Gareth is a fabulous blues singer and this added a new dimension to the group and with David leaving the band Michael Beeke quickly took his place armed with bagpipes giving the band an even further new dimension. Bagpipes in a shanty band must be a first surely.

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The Ukrainians !

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7.30 for 8pm

The Ukrainians..one of the most exciting live bands in the UK.

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The Lindisfarne Story

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at Wigan Parish Church Doors 7.00p.m Concert 7.30pm

Ray Laidlaw and Billy Mitchell present a 2 hour trip through the history of this special band It starts with them meeting as young schoolboys in the North-East. The story visits all the major albums and events that occured . It is by turns very funny , really interesting a bit moving a a bit social history, and a fitting tribute . They play off each other like a classic double act . It is done through the medium of spoken word , video, photographs , and visits the classic songs. Having already seen it I know what an excellent evening is in store. N.B ALL SEATS ARE UNRESERVED

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Rod Picott

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at Newcastle upon Tyne Gosforth Civic Hall Doors 7:45pm

Rod Picott returns to Newcastle following a fantastic gig last year. Rod is supported by local band Gilded Thieves, who's unique folk/rock style is gaining them a loyal following. Demand will be high so please book your tickets early!

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Ewan Mclennan

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at Guildford Institute Doors 7.30pm Music 8.00pm

Winner of several awards including the 2011 BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award, Ewan McLennan is an emerging folk artist who is already garnering critical acclaim. His music combines traditional folk, with an inevitable focus on the music of Scotland, as well as his own self-penned songs (which are also being widely praised in their own right - his most poignant composition, Jo Glenton, winning the Alistair Hulett Memorial Award for Political Song-writing). His guitar playing, described as 'stunning' , is influenced by the rigour and technique from his years of studying classical guitar, while retaining a unique and compelling sound in which his immersion in folk music is evident. According to the Root and Branch Review Ewan "may well be the best singer you'll hear all year" while Maverick has claimed he is "quite possibly destined to become the UK's finest folk singer!" BBC Radio 2's Mike Harding has said of Ewan 'he sings beautifully, with great sincerity and great empathy, he's terrific!' And Martin Simpson states that "only once in a while do you hear a new voice, a new sound that is really worth listening to, Ewan McLennan is one such!" NOTE: If you pay full price and decide, on the night, to join the club you will be given £1.00 reduction on membership.

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Ewan Mclennan

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at Guildford Institute Doors 7.30pm Music 8.00pm

Winner of several awards including the 2011 BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award, Ewan McLennan is an emerging folk artist who is already garnering critical acclaim. His music combines traditional folk, with an inevitable focus on the music of Scotland, as well as his own self-penned songs (which are also being widely praised in their own right - his most poignant composition, Jo Glenton, winning the Alistair Hulett Memorial Award for Political Song-writing). His guitar playing, described as 'stunning' , is influenced by the rigour and technique from his years of studying classical guitar, while retaining a unique and compelling sound in which his immersion in folk music is evident. According to the Root and Branch Review Ewan "may well be the best singer you'll hear all year" while Maverick has claimed he is "quite possibly destined to become the UK's finest folk singer!" BBC Radio 2's Mike Harding has said of Ewan 'he sings beautifully, with great sincerity and great empathy, he's terrific!' And Martin Simpson states that "only once in a while do you hear a new voice, a new sound that is really worth listening to, Ewan McLennan is one such!" NOTE: If you pay full price and decide, on the night, to join the club you will be given £1.00 reduction on membership.

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Moscow Drug Club

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors@ 7pm. Pls see greennote.co.uk for start time

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

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Johnny Coppin

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at Bristol St Helens Church, Alveston Doors 7:30 pm - Performance 8:00 pm

Johnny Coppin accompanied by Paul Burgess provide an evening of fantastic musical entertainment. Johnny's soaring voice sings the traditional folk songs of the Gloucestershire area like no other. He also speclalisies in putting music to the words of the war poets with great sensativity. Paul is a classically trained recorder player, raconteur and a leading authority on English Folk Violin. Together they are magic!

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Rab Noakes & Kathleen Macinnes

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8.00pm

This unique collaboration between singer-songwriter Rab Noakes and Gaelic singer Kathleen MacInnes features an evening of Love, Ballads and Murder. They uncover songs which turn up in Scots and Gaelic cultures and combine these with storytelling - both song and stories are performed in Gaelic, Scots and English. Enjoy a memorable evening of entertainment from two consummate artists from different cultures and different generations - Kathleen's vocals in wonderful combination with Rab's guitar. ... an excellent show from two of this country's finest songsmiths. The Herald

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Rab Noakes & Kathleen Macinnes

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8.00pm

This unique collaboration between singer-songwriter Rab Noakes and Gaelic singer Kathleen MacInnes features an evening of Love, Ballads and Murder. They uncover songs which turn up in Scots and Gaelic cultures and combine these with storytelling - both song and stories are performed in Gaelic, Scots and English. Enjoy a memorable evening of entertainment from two consummate artists from different cultures and different generations - Kathleen's vocals in wonderful combination with Rab's guitar. ... an excellent show from two of this country's finest songsmiths. The Herald

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Rab Noakes & Kathleen Macinnes

on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8.00pm

This unique collaboration between singer-songwriter Rab Noakes and Gaelic singer Kathleen MacInnes features an evening of Love, Ballads and Murder. They uncover songs which turn up in Scots and Gaelic cultures and combine these with storytelling - both song and stories are performed in Gaelic, Scots and English. Enjoy a memorable evening of entertainment from two consummate artists from different cultures and different generations - Kathleen's vocals in wonderful combination with Rab's guitar. ... an excellent show from two of this country's finest songsmiths. The Herald

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An Evening With Kris Dollimore (with Buffet)

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at Cardiff Snails Delicatessen 7pm

Door 7pm, Food 730pm, Music 9pm Curfew 11pm visit www.snailsdeli.com for more info Kris has graced some of the world's greatest stages and was lead guitarist with the scottish band Del Amitri.

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Red Shoes

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at Broseley Birchmeadow Centre Doors 7:30pm

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Red Molly (usa)

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at Malvern Colwall Village Hall Doors at 7.30pm, on-stage 8.00pm

Utterly stunning, beguiling à cappella ballads, bluegrass-tinged folk and a touch of jazzy western swing from upstate New York's Red Molly on their debut UK tour. Trademark three-part harmonies, dobro licks and arrangements to make your hair stand on end. With joyful Laurie MacAllister (bass, banjo), Abbie Gardner (dobro, banjo) and Molly Venter (guitar). Opened last year for Willy Nelson on tour and featured at the Tonder Festival, Denmark. 'Crystalline vocals and beautiful harmonies. Red Molly are red hot.' Daily Telegraph

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Red Molly (usa)

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at Malvern Colwall Village Hall Doors at 7.30pm, on-stage 8.00pm

Utterly stunning, beguiling à cappella ballads, bluegrass-tinged folk and a touch of jazzy western swing from upstate New York's Red Molly on their debut UK tour. Trademark three-part harmonies, dobro licks and arrangements to make your hair stand on end. With joyful Laurie MacAllister (bass, banjo), Abbie Gardner (dobro, banjo) and Molly Venter (guitar). Opened last year for Willy Nelson on tour and featured at the Tonder Festival, Denmark. 'Crystalline vocals and beautiful harmonies. Red Molly are red hot.' Daily Telegraph

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Tim Eriksen

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at Maidstone The Bower House doors 7.30pm

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The Alex Mckown Band.

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8pm

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The Coal Porters

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors@ 7pm. Pls see greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "The Coal Porters are the UK's leading hip bluegrass ensemble but their sound is much more than that. It encompasses both folk and indie which has given them the musical firepower to perform all over Britain and Europe with several North American tours under their belt. Led by ex-Long Ryder Sid Griffin the Coal Porters' last album, Find The One, has been favourably reviewed in everything from Uncut to The Daily Mail, from Spain's El Pais to The Los Angeles Times and their fans include ex-Byrd Chris Hillman, Billy Bragg, the BBC's Bob Harris, guitar hero Richard Thompson, and comic Harry Enfield. The Coal Porters are the only British band invited to perform at MerleFest in the USA in April 2015. Currently working on a new album their new fiddler is Kerenza Peacock, the gifted musician who played with Paul Weller, Seasick Steve and Adele as well as several symphony orchestras."

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Big Mac Wholley Soul Band

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at Blackwood Rugby Club Doors Open 7.00pm

Live at Blackwood RFC Main Function Room Big Mac Wholley Soul Band MIKE ' BIG MAC' MCNAMARA SINGER: Born in Northern Ireland, raised in South Wales Mikes musical influences are:. Sam Cooke - Little Richard - Wilson Pickett and Ray Charles with a touch of Levi Stubbs. BAND:. Backing Vocalist:- Sarah Miles Callow AKA 'Daisy Callowmile' from Caerleon. Backing Vocalist:- Amanda Dees AKA 'Mandy Rice Davies' from Cardiff. Drums:- Cliff Burge AKA 'Bumpy' from Risca. Keyboard:- Derek Wilkinson AKA 'The Dark' from Caerphilly. Bass Guitar:- Dale Wilde AKA 'The Beautiful Babe' from Bargoed. Lead Guitar:- Dave Ramsey AKA 'Rambo' from Chepstow. Saxophone:- Liam McCafferty AKA 'RoadRunner' from Cefn Hengoed Saxophone :- Pete Gainey AKA 'Cuban Pete' from Cardiff. Trumpet:-Phil Coomer AKA 'The Dark Horse' from Blackwood. Sound Engineer:- Graham Wood AKA 'The Wild Woodbine' from Newport.

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Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at Shaw Playhouse2 Doors 7.00pm show at 8.00pm

Another return to Playhouse2. Brit-Americana from this highly experienced duo. Cathryn is from Richmond, Virginia USA. She sings with great feeling and emotion and has worked with Chet Atkins, The Righteous Bros and Shel Silverstein. Brian Willoughby is best known for his virtuoso performances on electric and acoustic guitar with progressive folk/rock band Strawbs.

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Dan Raza & The Shrouds - Album Launch

on Sat, 18 Oct 2014 at London St Giles in the Fields 7.30pm - 11.00pm

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Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker

on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe Doors 7.30 pm

Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014 Nominated for * BEST DUO * * HORIZON AWARD * Josienne's jewel-like voice finds the nuance and melancholy in the simplest phrase and effortlessly sends it straight to your heart. Ben's musical tact and mastery of the guitar provide the perfect setting and allow the song centre-stage. Their work together combines an exquisite command of their instruments with lyrics steeped in the tradition of English songwriting, and in ageless stories of love and loss. Though influenced by greats such as Sandy Denny, Richard and Linda Thompson, Nick Drake, Bert Jansch and June Tabor, their new album 'Fire and Fortune' marks two musicians who have resolutely found their own path through traditional English music. This is timeless stuff, and its purity will stay with you long after the last note fades. "One of the hottest tickets in folk" Mark Radcliffe - BBC Radio 2 Folk Show

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Rod Picott

on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 at Cheadle Hulme Chads Theatre Doors 7:30PM, Show 8:00PM

We are delighted to present the fabulous Rod Picott. Rod has had his songs covered by Ray Wylie Hubbard, Slaid Cleaves and Fred Eaglesmith among others but it's his brilliant stage show and his instant rapport with his audience that sets this talented wordsmith apart from the rest. Rod's songs tackle important subjects and stand up there with the very best compositions of the past twenty years.

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Sean Taylor

on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

Sean Taylor has rapidly grown to be one of the hottest new names in the UK blues/acoustic scene. His incredible passion for performance, sheer talent and songwriting of the highest calibre is a testament to his frequent comparisons with John Martyn and Tom Waits. He has opened for artists such as John Fogerty, Neville Brothers, Tony Joe White, Eric Bibb, Tom Paxton, Tift Merritt and Band Of Horses. He has toured Holland, Switzerland, Australia, France and Ireland. The past couple of years has seen Sean's profile rocket with UK and European tours and festival performances at Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk Festival, Celtic Connections, Port Fairy Folk Festival (Australia) Beautiful Days and many others. Sean's new album 'Chase The Night' is out now. The album was recorded in Austin, TX with producer Mark Hallman (Carole King, Ani Di Franco & Eliza Gilkyson) and features legendary double bass player Danny Thompson who is often Sean's touring partner. "An absolutely superb guitarist ... reminiscent of John Martyn" Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 "Articulate, compelling ... brilliant" (Four stars) Mojo Magazine 'My main listen today - Springsteen and Taylor are cheering my day...brilliant, stunning songs. Great album.' Mike Harding 'A star in the making ...a superb talent' Metro 'A fine blues guitarist ... Taylor is a man to watch' Guardian "Sean Taylor is a wonderfully talented modern troubadour whose sincere, thoughtful songs pull you in. I've had the pleasure of sharing the stage with him. He swings. Check him out!" Eric Bibb 'Sean Taylor's work just gets classier ... His talent might yet puncture the mainstream' Classic Rock 8/10 'A bluesy devotional intensity that rightly draws comparisons to John Martyn' Q Magazine www.seantaylorsongs.com

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Gerry Colvin (solo Show)

on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 at Portsmouth The Square Tower Doors at 7.00pm

Well what can we say about the unique and ever-so-slightly madcap genius songwriter and performer that is Gerry Colvin? For those of you that have seen him with his former band ColvinQuarmby, or indeed his rare solo shows (of which we've been privileged to promote 2 of them - both selling out!), then of course you'll know exactly what you get when you come to one of his shows. For those that haven't - songwriting of extraordinary proportions with incisive lyrics that will one moment have you clutching your sides with laughter, whilst the next holding back the tears. Between-song banter that would grace any comedy night allied to a strong back catalogue of songs that he will have you singing along to in no time. For this unique house concert in the upstairs room of the Square Tower, it will be completely acoustic and therefore will be up close and personal and we have to limit numbers to 32 people only. This will mean of course that tickets will be in demand and this show WILL sell out so we really would recommend that you buy your tickets sooner rather than later. Tickets will only be available online, or by e-mailing us at ken@squarerootspromotions.co.uk to reserve, and tickets will be sold on a first come first served basis to be fair to all that want tickets. You will not be able to buy tickets for this show via our usual high street outlets (sorry folks!). Chirpier than a bucketful of Trill. More hooks than a fisherman's convention (Folk On Tap) "Gerry Colvin is a writer of great substance who is able to give us something that has been largely missing in English Music for a long time. His subjects and characters are clearly defined and his songs create strong images and stories which can make us both laugh and cry in the same breath. This band is unique and unforgettable. The songs are brilliant. They should be a household name. Go see them. (Phil Beer, Show of Hands) "Wildly entertaining and off the wall in the best possible way. English eccentricity is alive and well! (Folk On The Moor) Your complete set was just something else, in fact words cannot do it justice. I was laughing so much I had tears rolling down my cheeks and dripping into Customers pints! It was pure genius, entertaining, funny, satirical, great music, fantastic lyrics and Oh boy what a fantastic atmosphere. I have not been so entertained in many years and I will certainly be looking out for other gigs to come to and to bring others with me and I really hope you come back to Rugby really soon. Fantastic and so professional! Keep it up! (John Tippett, Rugby Roots)

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Wille & The Bandits

on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 at Preston The Continental 7.30pm

Wille & the Bandits' music covers a wide range of genres from rock to world music to blues and roots. With the versatility of Wille's lap steel and guitar playing, the rhythmic diversity of percussionist Andrew Naumann and the sonic range of Matt Brooks' upright bass and six string electric bass, they always keep audiences guessing.

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Miriam Jones

on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors@ 7pm. Pls see greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Canadian singer songwriter Miriam Jones returns to the Green Note to preview her new studio album produced by Simon Edwards of the 'late', great Fairground Attraction. Her whip smart songs, vulnerable narrative writing style and distinctive voice recall the likes of Bonnie Raitt and Shelby Lynne. 'Jones' strong songwriting lends itself to a seamless blending of country and pop sensibilities...one of Canada's rising young artists' - CBC Radio ---------------------------------------- Support from Jamie Lawson... With a number 1 single in Ireland and a youtube page that boasts well over half a million views, Jamie Lawson's reputation as an artist and writer has soared in the last year giving him the perfect platform to build a following devoted to lyrics with depth and their heartfelt delivery. Aside from his own sell out tours Jamie's years learning his craft and building a fan base in Ireland have earned him an impressive collection of key supports. In the last couple of years Jamie has shared billing with artists including Damien Rice, Seth Lakeman, The Frames, Ben Howard, Rachel Sermanni, Ed Sheeran, Lucy Rose, James Morrison, Tom Mcrea, Turin Breaks, Newton Faulkner, Tom Baxter, Fionn Regan, Martha Wainright, Angus & Julia Stone, Gemma Hayes and Van Morrison. In April 2013 Jamie released new music in the UK. Taken from a collection of material accumulated on the road throughout his success in Ireland, 'Between Each Breath', produced and mixed by the BBC's legendary Miti Adhikari, finds Jamie at his most stripped back and personal.

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Gerry Hallom - Fund-raising Event For Centrepoint

on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 at Southport Park Golf Club Doors from 7pm and music from 8pm

Vastly under-rated singer of Australian material using original tunes and expect Henry Lawson's bush poetry to feature. A long term Bothy visitor and a welcome return.

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Kevin Dempsey & Rosie Carson

on Sun, 19 Oct 2014 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

Kevin, guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer is an icon of British Folk music and has played in some memorable line-ups with Dave Swarbrick, Chris Leslie, Joe Broughton, Peter Knight, Dando Shaft, Uiscedwr, and Mary Black, (not to mention, those giants of folk music, The Marvelettes, Percy Sledge, Alice Coltrane . . . and more). Kevin is renowned for delivering fresh and vibrant arrangements of traditional and contemporary tunes and his vocals bring both meaning and feeling to the lyrics. As a producer, his resume includes "Straws In the Wind", the CD by folk legends Martin Carthy and Swarbrick. Rosie enrolled at the Riley School of Irish Music in Cincinnati at age 8 and went on to study fiddle with Seamus Connelly, Liz Carroll, Liz Kane, and Oisin Mac Diarmada. She has won national competitions for both fiddle and voice, which took her to Ireland for world competitions and led to further studies in singing with Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh. Recently, Rosie has been performing and recording with local (Cincinnati) band, The Graveblankets and will be releasing a new CD with them this December. This September, Rosie also performed in New York City with singer Teddy Thompson (son of legendary guitarist, Richard Thompson). Rosie's playing combines lyricism with dexterity and her voice is captivatingly beautiful. This unlikely duo isn't really a coincidence at all. Kevin and Rosie's dad, Steve (who has brought British folk, folk rock, and Celtic music to Cincinnati for 3 decades), have been friends since the early eighties, having met in England during the formation of folk super-group 'Whippersnapper'. Having performed in Cincinnati many times, he has known Rosie (now 18) since her early childhood and followed her progress on fiddle and, more recently, as a singer. Rosie and Kevin have played on various tours in Europe where they also headlined their own shows. Rosie and Kevin played two shows in , Austria before recording their second album, "Between the Distance" in the UK & USA in 2011. In the USA Rosie has accompanied and sung with many legendary UK folk names on stage such as Richard & Teddy Thompson. Kevin and Rosie are supported by Kelly Oliver - returning to TwickFolk after supporting Sunjay Brayne in March. Kelly is a folk singer/songwriter, guitarist and harmonicist, influenced mainly by acoustic music and traditional Irish folk music. After graduating from Royal Holloway University of London, working for a year, and then travelling around Europe, Argentina and Brazil, she decided in April 2013 to pursue her enjoyment in music. She began by playing gigs in Stevenage and Walkern, and then she expanded to playing gigs in Camden, Kilburn and Chelsea's King's Road in London. She started to teach herself the harmonica in April in order to provide an extra accompaniment to her music, and has featured it in her own songs, and also in the traditional folk songs that she plays. This led to Kelly securing harmonica sponsorship with the leading international brand Hohner. Hohner, via Sutherland Trading will now be the sole suppliers of Kelly's harmonicas, which she will use when playing live and in the studio.

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Danny & The Champions Of The World

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Northampton The Looking Glass Theatre from 8pm

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Nigel Stonier

on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

If you've enjoyed the music of Thea Gilmore, Fairport Convention, Lindisfarne, The Waterboys or Martha Wainwright you've probably already been listening to Nigel Stonier. As a much in-demand producer/songwriter Stonier has worked with all the above in recent years. He co-wrote Thea Gilmore's hit "London" which was heavily used by BBC TV for their coverage of the 2012 Olympics, and produced her recent top 40 album "Regardless". He is also an acclaimed singer/songwriter in his own right and has just released his new album "Built For Storms". It has been featured regularly on BBC Radio 2... indeed legendary DJ Bob Harris described it as "absolutely beautiful" and called the track "I Hope I Always" a contender for the best song of 2014. Nigel is a virtuoso acoustic guitarist and piano player, a brilliant lyricist and affecting vocalist; he is also known as a witty, spontaneous live performer and a great raconteur. His songwriting was described by the iconic novelist Neil Gaiman as "excellent ... quirky and literate in all the right ways". www.NigelStonier.com

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Simon Mcbride

on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 at Edinburgh The Voodoo Rooms 7PM

Tuesday 21 October Edinburgh Blues Club present Simon McBride + Support Predicted to be the next Irish guitar hero in the footsteps of Rory Gallagher and Gary Moore, Simon McBride has undeniable guitar artistry combined with a fine voice and a real knack for creating memorable hooks and great melodies. His latest CD Crossing The Line is a fiery amalgam of guitar skills, songcraft and character-soaked vocals. Recorded in Northern Ireland and The USA, mixing of the album was placed in the experienced hands of New York-based Peter Denenberg, the veteran producer and engineer whose CV takes in everyone from Deep Purple to the Spin Doctors and Robert Cray. Industry critics reckon this is the album that truly delivers on McBride's potential. And what potential. Rewind to the early-'90s, and you didn't have to squint to spot future greatness in the unassuming kid from Belfast, who picked up his first guitar at ten and eschewed formal lessons to bend his fingers around the music of the guitsar legends of the day. Aged 15, Simon won Guitarist's hotly-contested Young Guitarist of the Year competition in a Wembley Conference Centre showdown, and at 16, he turned pro, leaving education behind to tour the world as a hired gun in projects that ranged from metal with Sweet Savage, to R&B and soul with ex-Commitments vocalist Andrew Strong. Even by the lofty standards of Northern Ireland, where drinkers still raise a toast to the audacious talent of the late Rory Gallagher and Gary Moore, this young maestro's name was soon starting to be dropped in the same reverential breath. Certainly, Simon is a fan, and the energy and aggression of his live show recalls those much-missed Irish masters, but when he released his debut album Rich Man Falling in 2008, it was clear this musician was nobody's heir, but rather his own artist. This is the sound of a world-class talent. http://www.simonmcbride.net Main Street Blues Band are one of the top Blues bands to come out of Scotland in the last 5 years. Originating from Edinburgh, the band brings together a very powerful mix of up-tempo electric blues material, mixed with a great range of Rhythm and Blues numbers that make their show highly entertaining. The band has been performing around the Scottish and North of England Blues circuit for over 5 years and have a great reputation for putting on a very energetic live show and have an excellent reputation throughout the blues circuit. The band is headed up with Derek Smith and can be seen performing at theatres and larger music venues and festivals around Scotland. http://mainstreetblues.wix.com/html_mainstreetblues From 7.15pm in The Ballroom. Available through membership of the Edinburgh Blues Club at £10 per month, join at http://www.edinburgh-blues.co.uk http://www.wegottickets.com/edinburghbluesclub On the door price £15.00

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Cocos Lovers

on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 at Leeds Oporto 8pm - 11pm

Tuesday 21st October

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Time Let Me Play

on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7.30pm Doors / 8pm Show

Brave and compelling songs from the poetry of Dylan Thomas. Composed and Performed by Keith James. A dynamic and emotional collection of Dylan's most cherished poems meticulously set to music by one of this country's most singular and critically acclaimed performers. A synthesis and re-imagining of this precious body of work. Realising its beauty, anger, shame and humility. Words from where the very core of human spirit lives. Do not go gentle into that goodnight, Clown in the moon, In the beginning, Fern Hill, A process in the weather of the heart, Especially when the October wind.. Keith James, well known for his emotive performances and his unrelenting passion for compelling prose to be at the forefront of his music. This is a concert of Dylan's honest and binding poems, set into song and embarking on a new journey. Also included are Keith's unique and passionate settings of Poems by Pablo Neruda, William Blake, Federico Garcia Lorca, Isabel Allende and Leonard Cohen. Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear (The Independent) Amongst the best of innovative re-imaginings of the writer's work (The Telegraph) Musicians brave enough to make the music they really believe in. Keith James is one of these (Bob Harris BBC Radio) www.timeletmeplay.co.uk www.keith-james.com

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The Shee

on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath Doors 7.15pm, start 7.45pm

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Artisan Row

on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Celebrating the timeless melodic beauty and strength of traditional Irish music and more, Artisan Row is a new band that brings together four well-known figures from London's traditional Irish and folk music scene. The quartet explores the full range of traditional tunes and songs - from effervescent reels and Bulgarian horos to quietly dramatic hornpipes and haunting ballads - using its rich textural palette to set the tunes in striking and ear-catching ways. A native of Derry City, guitarist and singer Conor Doherty performs hand-picked traditional and contemporary folk songs, newly arranged, from England, Ireland, Scotland and America. Citing influences that range from Tony Rose and Dick Gaughan to Crosby, Stills and Nash, and Joni Mitchell, Conor has performed extensively in the UK and Ireland. His much awaited debut album, The Tender and the Savage, will be independently released in 2014. Hailing from Listowel, Co. Kerry, sax and flute player Elma McElligott gained her music degree at University College Cork, where she developed her love of traditional Irish music under the guidance of Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin and Mel Mercier. In addition to touring with the famous Moynihan family from Cork City; Elma has performed with The London Lasses for the past six years and featured on their most recent recording, By Night & By Day. Described as an 'incredibly capable pianist' by Time Out, Liverpool-born Pete Quinn's performing experience runs the gamut from John Cage at the Barbican to jazz fusion at Ronnie Scott's to traditional Irish music at the BBC Proms. Formerly with The London Lasses, Pete has performed with some of the greats of traditional Irish music including Brendan McGlinchey, Colm O'Donnell and Bryan Rooney. He has guested on several recordings, including albums by Sean Casey, Peter McAlinden, Mick Mulvey and Karen Ryan. A musician, teacher and promoter, multi-instrumentalist Karen Ryan (banjo, mandola, fiddle, whistle) lives and breathes traditional Irish music. Born in London to Galway and Mayo parents, Karen is a founder member of the renowned traditional Irish six-piece, The London Lasses, with whom she has recorded four acclaimed albums and performed throughout the UK, Ireland and the US. She is also Director of the Return to Camden Town festival, a key date in the Irish music calendar. Karen's solo debut, The Coast Road, was released on the Cló Iar- Chonnacht label in 2012. fRoots magazine called it 'an absolute gem...a remarkably coherent and convincing album'.

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The Old Dance School

on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 at Leicester The Musician Doors 8.00pm

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Hafdis Huld

on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Hafdis Huld was born in Reykjavik, Iceland. She was a former member of Gus Gus and erstwhile collaborator with electro-outfit FC Kahuna and Tricky. Her debut soloalbum, 'Dirty Paper Cup' won Best Pop Album at the 2007 Icelandic Music awards and featured songs co-written with Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys), Pascal Gabriel, Boo Hewerdine (Natalie Imbruglia, Eddi Reader) and Chris Corner (Sneaker Pimps). The album received considerable acclaim from the world's music press and brought her to the attention of national radio in the UK. Her second album, 'Synchronised Swimmers' was released in 2010 and licensed to independent labels across Europe and the USA. Produced by French Grammy award winning producer Calum MacColl and Alisdair Wright, the album gave Hafdis three Icelandic number one singles and raised her profile worldwide. Hafdis has played venues and festivals across the UK and Europe, taking in Glastonbury, The Secret Garden Festival, The Big Chill and Camden Crawl in the UK, Hultsfred in Sweden, Airwaves in Iceland, Spot Festival in Denmark, Les Femmes S'en Melent and Europavox in France and The Midnight Sun Festival in the Czech Republic and has supported major pop acts such as Paolo Nutini and Mika. In between writing and performing, her recordings have been used for several TV ad campaigns and she appeared in a viral video campaign for Reyka Vodka. She was also a featured vocalist on Tricky's 'Knowle West Boy'.

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The Sadies

on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 at London The Borderline 7:00PM

The Sadies bring their signature blend of country, psychedelic, rock and surf into rifle-scope focus on Internal Sounds, further underscoring their reputations as musicians' musicians. Always at the top of the list when discussing musical chops and live intensity, The Sadies are now more intent than ever on making their mark as songwriters. In one turn as heavy as a sledge, and on the other flitting across melodies with the ease of so many sparrows, The Sadies prove once again that denying them now is simply prolonging your conversion. So go on, pull up that screeching wooden chair that bows with your weight. Slide it up next to the turntable and drop the needle, The Sadies are a sure thing...tomorrow isn't. www.thesadies.com www.myspace.com/thesadies www.facebook.com/thesadies www.twitter.com/thesadies www.youtube.com/thesadiesmusic Internal Sounds, the anticipated new album from The Sadies, will be released Sept. 17. In advance of the release, the new song Another Tomorrow Again, which American Songwriter describes as the perfect teaser for the album, can be heard here via americansongwriter.com and in the player below. Additionally, fans can also listen in to the album's lead track, The First 5 Minutes below. Recorded in Toronto, the 11-track album was produced by The Sadies' Dallas Good (guitars, organ, vocals) and mixed by Peter J. Moore. In addition to Good, the album features band members Travis Good (guitars, fiddle, vocals), Sean Dean (bass) and Mike Belitsky (drums). Of the experience, Dallas comments, There was a conscious effort to deliver a finished product that wouldn't suffer from a deadline or budget. We recorded this record over a span of a year, in session for 20-plus days. By the end, we'd spent every dime we had and used up every favor. There is usually a sense of immediacy to our records, maybe because we make a lot of them. I didn't want that this time. Formed in Toronto in 1994, the band has released 16 studio albums, including 2010's Darker Circles, which the A.V. Club describes as, full of strong melodies, beautiful guitars, and the ghosts of a unsettled past and which Under The Radar praises as, twangingly irresistible guitar interplay. Additional recordings include Precious Moments (1998), Pure Diamond Gold(1999), Tremendous Efforts (2001), Stories Often Told (2002), Favourite Colours (2004), In Concert Volume One (2006), Tales of the Rat Fink (2006) and New Seasons (2007). They have also released two albums with Andre Williams (1999's Red Dirt and 2012's Night and Day), an album with Jon Langford (2003's Mayors of the Moon), an album with Neko Case (2004's The Tigers Have Spoken) and an album with John Doe (2009's Country Club). Country Club went on to chart on Billboard's U.S. Country and Indie charts and reached #10 on the U.S. Heatseekers chart.

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Cocos Lovers

on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 at Huddersfield Bar 1:22 8pm

Operating well beyond the remit of alt-folk, Cocos Lovers (pronounced Co-Coss) are a distinctive musical force, seamlessly channelling influences from Africa, the US Deep South and several other real and imagined corners of the globe, while staying ever faithful to their Kentish roots. Hailing from the small but musically rich town of Deal, they are a close-knit 7-piece band of family, friends and former au pairs. Their music swells with powerful choir-like harmonies and glorious widescreen melodies, and they've earned a reputation for fantastic live performances with an ever-changing instrumental line-up of mandolin, banjo, acoustic and electric guitars, harmonica, violin, musical saw, flute and a unique blend of drums and percussion. Their debut album, Johannes, was conceived in 2008 when the newly-formed group quit their regular jobs and ventured out on an odyssey around Europe. They busked the streets of countless towns, worked on farms, stayed in squats and communes and wrote music inspired by their experiences. Johannes was released through the band's own co-operative; Smugglers Records, in spring 2010, winning For Folk's Sake's album of the year poll and much critical acclaim: Smugglers Records has gone on to release 15 records, put on hundreds of music nights across the Southeast and established its own sell-out Smugglers Festival in Kent. It was here, camping out in the festival's absinthe bar amidst a 'christmas tree forest', where Cocos Lovers hid themselves away during the summer of 2012 to write their third album Gold or Dust; taking time off to build stages and compost loos ready for the festival. Once the summer was over the band began working with producer Joel Magill (Syd Arthur, Dawn Chorus Recording Company) and set about recording the new album at Wicker Studios, home of Kate Bushes early records. Gold or Dust explores the apocalyptic destiny of our existence and drifts through folk, world, classical and psychedelic influences. 'Kent Coast Folk with an African Twist' The Independent 'Lively and incredibly infectious' ... 'Full of spiraling songs to be danced to in a field or enjoyed at home for their life and unassumingly poetic lyrics.' Maverick 'A thing of beauty.... Far from being a traditional folk record, Johannes is a multicultural affair, taking in musical styles from all around the world. And it is all the richer for this fact.' BBC Kent 'Sweet music indeed.' Rock'n'Reel 'In Elephant Lands Cocos Lovers have shown diversity and composure, eloquence and emotion in abundance. They have managed to build on the successes of the first album and deliver a more mature, considered and assured album of remarkable complexity.' contactmusic 'They are wonderful. *****' Maverick Cocos Lovers have become big festival favourites with performances at Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk Festival, Green Man Festival and Sidmouth Folk Week, amongst others. They've toured the UK and Europe to great acclaim, supported Mumford and Sons and Stealing Sheep, count Laura Marling and BBC6's Guy Garvey, Cerys Matthews and Tom Robinson amongst their fans, and have received further airplay on various American, European and Antipodean radio networks. The band were recently invited to perform a session and take part in an interview on BBC Radio 3.

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Bright Phoebus Presents: Roy Bailey's Birthday Bash

on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30pm doors Concert 8pm

The year wouldn't be complete without a Birthday concert for our Bright Phoebus, Elder Statesman! Roy Bailey is one of the international music scene's best loved performers and has been for many years. His collaborations over the years with the likes of John Kirkpatrick, Leon Rosselson, Martin Carthy and many more are much loved by many and his solo concerts are always heart-warming and thought provoking. They're also very funny! Tony Benn described him as "the finest Socialist folk singer of his generation" and his many years performing with Tony in their collaborative project 'The Writing On The Wall' forged a long term friendship and mutual respect. Recently Roy appeared with Billy Bragg at the Hay On Wye Festival in a special performance of 'The Writing On The Wall', in memory of Tony and took the festival by storm. With sterling support from a fabulous MC - as yet to be announced - we know this will be another brilliant birthday concert. Hope you can join us?

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Bright Phoebus Presents: Roy Bailey's Birthday Bash

on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30pm doors Concert 8pm

The year wouldn't be complete without a Birthday concert for our Bright Phoebus, Elder Statesman! Roy Bailey is one of the international music scene's best loved performers and has been for many years. His collaborations over the years with the likes of John Kirkpatrick, Leon Rosselson, Martin Carthy and many more are much loved by many and his solo concerts are always heart-warming and thought provoking. They're also very funny! Tony Benn described him as "the finest Socialist folk singer of his generation" and his many years performing with Tony in their collaborative project 'The Writing On The Wall' forged a long term friendship and mutual respect. Recently Roy appeared with Billy Bragg at the Hay On Wye Festival in a special performance of 'The Writing On The Wall', in memory of Tony and took the festival by storm. With sterling support from a fabulous MC - as yet to be announced - we know this will be another brilliant birthday concert. Hope you can join us?

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The Local Presents Mirel Wagner

on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 at London St Pancras Old Church 7:30pm

Mirel Wagner Mirel Wagner is singer/songwriter, born in Ethiopia and raised in Espoo, Finland. Since age 16 she's writing gloomy Blues and Folk songs, stripped down to the bone. It's just about her airy but rough voice and a minimalistic guitar picking. Avoiding theatralic gestures effortlessly her music has a unique intensity and emotional weight. (...more info here) Bone Voyage is happy to announce European release of Vinyl and CD starting October 21. 2011 (for UK 23.01. 2012 and in North America through Friendly Fire, since March 2012). Ask from your favourite record store. Also out now: "No Death" Single on itunes (from itunes UK, France and Germany it's available as a bundle including the videoclip). Album download from our page. Limited vinyl from our Boneshop Pitchfork review update: End of 2013 Mirel Wagner recorded new songs for a sophomore abum. This gonna be released August 2014, this tiime worldwide through Sub Pop Records. "...Townes Van Zandt once said that there are two types of music. 'The blues and zip-a-dee-doo-dah'. This falls into the blues category and a graveyard full of black metal guitarists couldn't create anything half as heavy and raw as Mirel Wagner's self-titled debut album. ...In overall, this rugged, sad & beautiful blues/folk album is simply amazing. It is able to travel into such deep and muddy waters that sometimes I can just barely see the surface, but I'm still fairly confident that these songs are more likely to heal me than drown me." (One Chord to Another) "...Mirel Wagner is the real deal, an innovator among imitators. In a genre ridden with cliches she cuts through with the sheer the power of her lyrics and intricately fingerpicked guitar. And that voice.When I first heard her perform at an open mic night in Helsinki a few years back, it was THAT voice that blew me away. Deep and dark, it is the antithesis of how a young woman in her early twenties should sound. It has those world-weary and resigned tones that make Billie Holiday and Leonard Cohen so appealing. It sounds like the truth...." (Jean Ramsay/Rumba) ".. In her words and her sound you can see a landscape lit by full-moonlight, fog swirling about like ghosts dancing a slow waltz, stately old trees hanging heavy with Spanish moss. You sense an eerie otherworldliness in the atmosphere she weaves, and you can't tear your ears away from that voice and that melody. She has created something that you rarely or never hear these days. On the banks of the Mississippi Delta in the 1920s it might have been common. But the thing is, Mirel Wagner is here now, in the second decade of the 2000s, and she's from Finland." (Spydersden) "...really beautiful recordings and songs..." (Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth on Vampire Blues)

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Mike Silver

on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

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Mike Silver

on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

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Crh Music Presents The Sadies

on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 at Bristol The Tunnels Doors at 7.30pm

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Vula Viel

on Thu, 23 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors@ 7pm. Pls see greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Vula Viel means Good is Good in Dagaare, the language of the tribe in Upper West Ghana where Bex Burch lived and played music for 3 years. Now Bex has formed a new group with some of London's finest players: Jim Hart, Dan Nicholls, Tom Challenger, George Crowley, Dave Smith, Simon Roth, Dave De Rose and Stephen Burke. The band is based around the Gyil, which is a Dagaare xylophone made of sacred lliga wood and buzzing gourd resonators. They bring the powerful ancient Dagaare music to an original and exciting Western sound. This is not a generic, simplified African sound. Each note is 'Good' and when every note has that intention, the outcome is Great. http://bexburch.wordpress.com/tag/vula-viel/

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Jez Lowe

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette doors 7pm

http://www.jezlowe.com Tickets £15 in advance or £17 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette. Contact 0191 3841412 for further information. Mix of seating (limited) and standing. Doors 7pm. Support around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. We now have an drinks licence. Real ales,lagers wines. ciders and spirits will be served along with OCC Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and of course soft drinks. About Jez Jez Lowe has built an enviable reputation as a songwriter and performer in the world of acoustic music, and as a recognised musical ambassador for his native North East England, with more than a dozen albums and countless live performances around the world over the last twenty years. Among those who have recorded their own versions of Lowe's songs, are Fairport Convention, The Dubliners, The Tannahill Weavers, Cherish The Ladies, Gordon Bok, The McCalmans, The Black Brothers, Liam Clancy, Bob Fox and literally hundreds of others. Songs like BACK IN DURHAM GAOL, THE BERGEN, GREEK LIGHTNING and THESE COAL TOWN DAYS have generated scores of cover versions around the globe, and are now classics of their kind. He has performed at some of the most prestigious venues in the world, both solo and with the Bad Pennies, including the main stages at Edmonton Festival (Canada), Tonder Festival (Denmark), The Kennedy Center and the Smithsonian (US), Port Fairy and Byron Bay Festivals (Australia) and at concerts and festivals in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Ireland, Holland, Germany and Spain. In 2008, Jez was nominated as Folksinger of the Year in the BBC Folk awards, following the success of his album JACK COMMON'S ANTHEM the previous year. After a retrospective live collection, entitled NORTHERN ECHOES (winner of the Indie-Acoustic Award for Best Lyrics in 2009), last year's follow-up CD, entitled WOTCHEOR! has surpassed that success, and has become Jez's most popular album yet, spawning a series of special stage-shows and UK tours based on the themes of the album, to great acclaim. Back in 2006 Jez was one of the principle songwriters in the award-winning BBC series The Radio Ballads. The success in 2010 of another one-off programme has now inspired the BBC to commission a further six programmes for 2012, on the subject of The Olympic Games, and Jez is currently working on his contributions for this forthcoming series. In all, he has so far written almost forty songs over the last five years for the Radio Ballads series, many of which such as Taking On Men and The Miami have already become widely-sung folk classics, and Jez has developed a special concert performance that includes a varying selection of these songs, under the title of The Muse MacColl, referencing the instigator of the Radio Ballads format, Ewan MacColl. The Radio Ballads series, along with other much-acclaimed special commissions like The Darwin Project and All Along The Wall, has enabled Jez to expand his writing and performing styles greatly in recent years, without diverging from his own much admired and unique approach to his craft. 2012 saw him returning to the USA, following that year's festival tour of North America, as well as a further trip down-under to Australia and New Zealand, plus a mind-boggling series of solo shows, bad Pennies concerts, festivals, and special projects that keeps Jez Lowe one of the busiest and most in-demand performers on the current acoustic music scene.

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Cardboard Fox

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing Bar opens at 6.30 pm, doors at 7.30 pm

Mix the award winning Carrivick Sisters with a leading member of the Coal Porters and the thrice EFDSS Young Musician of the Year and what do you get Cardboard Fox, a band with a great pedigree and a sound to match. Cardboard Fox are hard to categorise but are something quite special. All four musicians have roots in bluegrass music but their collective influences reach much further and this shows in their music. Formed in late 2013, the band have known each other for much longer but have been waiting for the right opportunity to make it work. All that was needed was for everyone to be in the right place and Joe's moving from Norwich to Bath was the catalyst that allowed it to happen. This is a group of musicians who are very, very excited about what this line up can create and that's what makes this acoustic quartet so special. With a focus on original writing and re-imagined folk songs taken from a very different perspective, this band is not to be missed.

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Dave Burland

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at Guildford Institute Doors 7:30pm; Music 8:00pm

Dave Burland was one of the great interpreters of English traditional folk song in the '60s and '70s alongside Carthy, Jones and Bellamy. Having retired from the folk scene he has recently be cited by a number of younger singers, including Kate Rusby, and has been enticed out to give the occasional performance. This is one of them. An evening in Dave's company is thoroughly enjoyable. He is a raconteur of enormous wit and the quality of his music is well, just read these quotes: Dave is a uniquely calm, gentle and clever singer who makes you feel it is all so amazingly simple. His apparently effortless guitar playing supplies the footing for the whole musical structure. He also has a deliciously wicked sense of humour! Nic Jones I grew up watching Carthy, Jones and Dave Burland, who is a beautiful guitar player, a great accompanist. Martin Simpson The excellent Mr Burland Richard Thompson NOTE: If you pay full price and decide, on the night, to join the club you will be given £1.00 reduction on membership.

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Dave Burland

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at Guildford Institute Doors 7:30pm; Music 8:00pm

Dave Burland was one of the great interpreters of English traditional folk song in the '60s and '70s alongside Carthy, Jones and Bellamy. Having retired from the folk scene he has recently be cited by a number of younger singers, including Kate Rusby, and has been enticed out to give the occasional performance. This is one of them. An evening in Dave's company is thoroughly enjoyable. He is a raconteur of enormous wit and the quality of his music is well, just read these quotes: Dave is a uniquely calm, gentle and clever singer who makes you feel it is all so amazingly simple. His apparently effortless guitar playing supplies the footing for the whole musical structure. He also has a deliciously wicked sense of humour! Nic Jones I grew up watching Carthy, Jones and Dave Burland, who is a beautiful guitar player, a great accompanist. Martin Simpson The excellent Mr Burland Richard Thompson NOTE: If you pay full price and decide, on the night, to join the club you will be given £1.00 reduction on membership.

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Fran Mcgillivray Band

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fran McGillivray ( vocals, bass guitar & flute) and Mike Burke (acoustic, electric & resonator guitars, mandola, mandolin & vocals) Roger Nunn (drums and djembe) are an exciting and compelling trio with a strong following on the blues and roots music scene . Former members of Urban blues outfit So Long Angel, Fran, Mike and Roger have spent many years honing their craft and have developed a unique take on roots music and an amazing empathy on stage. They have performed at many major festivals in Europe and the UK including Rotterdam, Cambridge and Shrewsbury and are regulars on the club and concert circuit, and on BBC and local music radio shows. Fran and Mike's own vibrant and original songs are complemented by soulful, dynamic and powerful interpretations of songs from a broad range of genres from Americana through to Country and Blues. The Fran McGillivray band's live shows and recordings reflect this diversity and have been widely acclaimed by reviewers across the roots spectrum: "Splendid!" Paul Jones Radio 2 "Mighty good!" Maverick A new twist on old music. Rock 'n' Reel Beautifully delivered, a thoroughly enjoyable set Blues Matters Very impressive. Robin Denselow, The Guardian Fran at times sounds like a mix of Rory Block and Bonnie Raitt Blues in Britain Heartbreakingly poignant one minute, rousingly upbeat the next Colin Irwin, FRoots

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Bury St Edmunds Oxjam Folk Weekend 2014

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Bury St Edmunds All Saints Church and Hall Doors open 11.30am both days

25th -26th October 2014 A weekend of Folk and Folk/rock with both local and nationally known artists including Winter Wilson, John Richards, The Bounty Hounds, Addisons Uncle and many more. Morris displays, Saturday tea dance with Passing Wind, Real ale bar.

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Lester Simpson: Shammick Acoustic

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Combe Martin The Pack o' Cards Doors 7.30 pm for 8 pm start

Many people will be aware of Lester Simpson as a member of the internationally acclaimed a capella trio Coope, Boyes & Simpson, who perform throughout Britain, as well as in Europe, America and New Zealand. But there's much more to Lester than just unaccompanied harmony singing. As a songwriter, actor, musician and broadcaster, he has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company and as Musical Director of 'Private Peaceful' in Belgium, as well as being commissioned to write many musical presentations. He teaches, runs workshops and a community choir, works with youngsters in The Tall Ships Youth Trust, and with the elderly in care homes. He also plays melodeon and bagpipes! With a voice that could melt butter, his singing is emotive, strong and challenging, but in spite of his undoubted abilities, he rarely does solo gigs (he probably doesn't have the time!), so this is an unusual chance to hear this exceptional man, who Mike Harding described as having 'shed loads of talent'.

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The Lucy Ward Band

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Barton The Ropewalk Doors 7pm, starts at 8pm

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Greg Trooper (usa)

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Doncaster Brewery and Tap 7.30pm

Greg Trooper has made an impact on the music scenes in all the places he's lived since leaving home after high school: Austin, Texas, Lawrence, Kansas, Nashville and New York. Music critics praise his poetic feel, infectious melodies and insightful lyrics.Americana star Buddy Miller produced 1998's 'Popular Demons' album, while soul legend Dan Penn steered 2005's extraordinary 'Make It Through This World'. His songs have been recorded by numerous artists including: Vince Gill, Steve Earle, Billy Bragg, Robert Earl Keen, Maura O'Connell, Lucy Kaplansky and Tom Russell. Quotes Greg Trooper writes great songs, including one of my very favorite songs in the world, Little Sister. On top of all that, there's his voice an instrument I have coveted for 15 years. Steve Earle Greg Trooper has got to be on our list of our finest contemporary songwriters. - Billy Bragg Greg Trooper's roots-rock can lean toward soul or country or Dylan, and it's filled with yearning and promises Jon Pareles (New York Times) Great stuff from one of the great American songwriters - Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2.

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Greg Trooper (usa)

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Doncaster Brewery and Tap 7.30pm

Greg Trooper has made an impact on the music scenes in all the places he's lived since leaving home after high school: Austin, Texas, Lawrence, Kansas, Nashville and New York. Music critics praise his poetic feel, infectious melodies and insightful lyrics.Americana star Buddy Miller produced 1998's 'Popular Demons' album, while soul legend Dan Penn steered 2005's extraordinary 'Make It Through This World'. His songs have been recorded by numerous artists including: Vince Gill, Steve Earle, Billy Bragg, Robert Earl Keen, Maura O'Connell, Lucy Kaplansky and Tom Russell. Quotes Greg Trooper writes great songs, including one of my very favorite songs in the world, Little Sister. On top of all that, there's his voice an instrument I have coveted for 15 years. Steve Earle Greg Trooper has got to be on our list of our finest contemporary songwriters. - Billy Bragg Greg Trooper's roots-rock can lean toward soul or country or Dylan, and it's filled with yearning and promises Jon Pareles (New York Times) Great stuff from one of the great American songwriters - Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2.

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The Jamie Freeman Agreement

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Portsmouth The Square Tower Doors Open 7.15pm.

Here at Square Roots towers, we're delighted to be promoting a show for this wonderful 5 piece band all the way from Lewes - their new album "100 Miles From Town" is as exciting an album as we've heard for a while, and we're really looking forward to seeing them make their Portsmouth debut in the historic confines of our awesome Square Tower! The Jamie Freeman Agreement are "the UK's very own Americana virtuosos" (Spiral Earth). With their latest release '100 Miles From Town' they "set about defining English Americana" (FATEA) with a mix of styles embracing folk, country and echoes of the 60's. Delivering a "robust and thoroughly competent collection of roots-rock anthems (Americana UK) they are "a prime example of how we can compete over here with the best over there" (Three Chords & The Truth). Testament to the quality of Jamie's songwriting is the roster of names happy to lend themselves to the latest album; Mark Chadwick (executive producer), Larkin Poe, Brandy Zdan (Twilight Hotel), Good Lovelies, BJ Cole and Richard Smith all feature. About Jamie: He has been a musician and songwriter all his life. He is the brother of acting sensation Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, Sherlock) and spent time playing with late 80's synth-popsters Frazier Chorus, led by another talented brother, Tim. Jamie produced the critically-acclaimed 'Not Waving But Drowning' by The Self Help Group.

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North Dorset Folk Festival

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Marnhull Village Hall Doors 12:00pm

North Dorset Folk Festival returns for a 3rd year. Once again we will be in the Village Hall for a high class day of music. Acts as follows: Megan Henwood, Phil Henry and Hannah Martin, Emily Maguire Jaywalkers Tinderbox Ninebarrow Gavin Devenport

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Jez Lowe

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Lothersdale Village Hall Doors at 7.30 pm

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Not The Wilsons

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Dungworth The Royal Hotel Doors 7.30pm House Songs

Come and join the female members of the Wilson family - Chris, Jacqui, Jemma, Helen and Anne - for an informal evening of songs from their individual repertoires

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Zoe Muth And The Lost High Rollers

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Bristol The Tunnels Doors at 7.30pm

CRH Music presemts

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Potbelly Blues Night

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Kettering Arts Centre, St Andrew's Church 7.30pm (doors 7pm)

After the success of the Blues Band this summer, we have had requests for more Blues music. So, in conjunction with Kontra Roots Promotions we will be drawing together an evening line-up of superb Blues acts from near and far. With great beers and good company this is a night not to be missed by any Blues lovers, or live music aficionados. Find out more about the line-up on the Potbelly Folk Festival Facebook page. From slide, fingerpicking or acoustic to ragtime, country or rock this will be a great evening of live music

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Potbelly Blues Night

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Kettering Arts Centre, St Andrew's Church 7.30pm (doors 7pm)

After the success of the Blues Band this summer, we have had requests for more Blues music. So, in conjunction with Kontra Roots Promotions we will be drawing together an evening line-up of superb Blues acts from near and far. With great beers and good company this is a night not to be missed by any Blues lovers, or live music aficionados. Find out more about the line-up on the Potbelly Folk Festival Facebook page. From slide, fingerpicking or acoustic to ragtime, country or rock this will be a great evening of live music

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My Darling Clementine

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Otley Courthouse 7.45pm

MY DARLING CLEMENTINE Supported by Rita Payne Classic country duets songs of betrayal, regret, anger, guilt, revenge and hurt those timeless themes are alive and well in the hands and voices of My Darling Clementine led by Michael Weston King and Lou Dalgleish. Their second album The Reconciliation has further established their place in the Country/Americana world and they are fast building a reputation for spectacular live shows. They are supported by acoustic footstompers Rita Payne, Rhiannon Scutt and Pete Sowerby. Tickets: £10/£8 in advance, £11/£9 on the door. mydarlingclementinemusic.co.uk

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My Darling Clementine

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Otley Courthouse 7.45pm

MY DARLING CLEMENTINE Supported by Rita Payne Classic country duets songs of betrayal, regret, anger, guilt, revenge and hurt those timeless themes are alive and well in the hands and voices of My Darling Clementine led by Michael Weston King and Lou Dalgleish. Their second album The Reconciliation has further established their place in the Country/Americana world and they are fast building a reputation for spectacular live shows. They are supported by acoustic footstompers Rita Payne, Rhiannon Scutt and Pete Sowerby. Tickets: £10/£8 in advance, £11/£9 on the door. mydarlingclementinemusic.co.uk

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Inlay

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette doors 7pm

http://www.inlaymusic.co.uk/Inlay_Folk_Music/Video.html http://www.inlaymusic.co.uk/Inlay_Folk_Music/About.html Please feel free to Like Launderette Sessions on Facebook and follow @LaunderetteSess on Twitter. Tickets £11 in advance or £13 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette. Contact 0191 3841412 for further information. Mix of seating (limited) and standing. Doors 7pm. Support around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. We now have an drinks licence. Real ales, lagers, wines. ciders and spirits will be served along with OCC Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and of course soft drinks. About Inlay INLAY are an engaging, collaborative four-piece group formed in 2010 whilst studying music in Norwich. These four musicians make use of traditional melodies from the British Isles, rooting them firmly within the folk-genre. In other respects, Inlay question categorisation; drawing upon elements of each individual's diverse musical background, and incorporating original material into many of their intricate compositions. With the aid of: violin, accordion, guitar, 5-string banjo, slide guitar, bodhrán, percussion, mandolin and captivating vocal harmonies, they produce rich and full-bodied compositions. This distinct blend of contemporary-folk mixed with bags of energy provides audiences with one of the best live performances on the circuit. Inlay have shared stages with such acts as Dervish, Lucy Ward, Emily Portman, Calan, Joe Broughton and Kevin Dempsey. Inlay is a very impressive debut album with a visionary take on what folk music can be and where it might go. ★★★★ R2 - Rock 'n' Reel Something for the traditionalist, something for the modernist - and something for you. Bright Young Folk Forward thinking four piece (violin, banjo, accordion, guitar & slide, percussion) produce a full bodied sound for their energetic and enterprising own compositions that preserve traditional influences within a fluid, evolving musical landscape. fRoots Touching and rather beautiful modern folk. Timeout

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Baskery

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Nottingham The Running Horse 8pm

Baskery is a Swedish alternative americana folk rock band, comprising the three sisters Greta, Stella and Sunniva Bondesson. Their first album, Fall Among Thieves, was released in Europe in 2008, and in the UK in January 2009. New Friends, their second album was released in 2011 with their third album Little Wild Life released in 2013 / 2014. The band formed in 2006[1] as an offshoot of The Slaptones, who featured their father Janåke Bondesson on drums, released two albums (Simplify, 2003, and Amplify, 2004) and toured the USA with The Brian Setzer Orchestra. Baskery released an EP, One Horse Down, in 2007 on Veranda Independent Records.[2] Their first album, Fall Among Thieves, was recorded with producer Lasse Mårtén using no overdubs and mainly first or second takes, with the aim of capturing as much energy as possible. It was released in Sweden in May 2008; in Norway, Germany, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands and Italy in autumn 2008; and in the UK in January 2009. In 2008 the group toured and played festivals in the USA, Canada, France, Ireland, Denmark and Norway, and toured the UK supporting Seth Lakeman in late 2008.[3] In 2012 Baskery played gigs throughout the USA and Europe including festivals such as Beautiful Days (festival) and Shrewsbury Folk Festival before heading into the studio in Berlin to start work on recording their third album. 2013 saw the group touring Germany supporting Ina Müller before embarking on their own US tour playing across the country, including The Birchmere in Virginia, Four Corners Folk Festival in Colorado and Sisters Folk Festival in Oregon. Little Wild Life, the third studio album, was released in Sweden in October 2013 before a Europe-wide release in early 2014. The group have described their musical style in such terms as "killbilly", "mud-country" and "banjo punk" and they have been compared with The Dixie Chicks, The Roches, Led Zeppelin and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Favourable reviews have included descriptions including "absurdly wonderful...[they] do their own thing with a glee which, coupled with no little virtuosity and runaway vivaciousness, is irresistible."

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From Canada, The Paperboys

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors 7pm, Show starts 8pm

The Paperboys were formed by Mexican born, Tom Landa in the mid-nineties in Vancouver. In a music scene dominated by flannel and grunge, Tom had a vision of forming a band that fused Folk, Celtic and Bluegrass music with Pop and Rock. He was armed with a dozen self-penned tunes and a lot of drive and ambition. After finding a group of musicians who shared common musical interests, they recorded their 1st CD and set to tour across Canada in a used van they bought for 500 bucks. What has happened since is 7 albums, countless tours of North America and Europe, TV and movie appearances, movie scores, industry accolades, rave reviews by the press & media, and several music awards including Canada's version of The Grammy's - The JUNO Award. For the past 15 years, The Paperboys have been selling out venues throughout the globe, without the aid of major labels or commercial radio play. The band's true uniqueness is and has always been the live shows. It is here where the only opinion that matters is that of the fans that have been supporting since its inception. This has made it possible for Tom and co to take musical chances and expand their musical horizons. Although there are many common threads and themes on their albums, not one of their 8 CD's sounds the same. It is a sign of a band with a musical curiosity that won't rest on past success or a formula. The band's latest CD, 'Callithump', is a perfect marriage of all the different styles The Paperboys play. Producer Joby Baker captured the essence and the energy of the band in a way not done before. The infectious hooks of the horns blended with the lyrical sounds of the fiddle and flute, make for a melodic delight, while the influence of Latin and African rhythms makes the groove on this album truly dance worthy. An absolutely outstanding band we challenge anyone not to like. One of the most exciting bands to come out of the folk-roots corner...the most exuberant record I've heard in ages...breathtaking." fRoots "Astonishing eclectic folk-rock from acclaimed Canadian quintet." Mojo A place where Irish, Mexican and Roots music collide. The Seattle Weekly

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John Etheridge (solo) With Special Guest Kit Holmes

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

Enjoy an uplifting evening of: blues, folk, jazz, African grooves and much more from two outstanding guitarists JOHN ETHERIDGE is one of the world's most respected guitarists and his music spans a myriad of styles and influences. He was the guitarist for the celebrated jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli and he has also performed with: Soft Machine, Pat Metheny, Andy Summers, Dizzy Gillespie, Nigel Kennedy and is currently in a duo with the eminent classical guitarist John Williams. This is a rare opportunity to see John performing a solo concert, which features tracks from his highly acclaimed album I didn't know. I never wanted to be a star, just a highly respected musician like John Etheridge. Sting The Guardian KIT HOLMES Macy Gray meets Nick Drake said The Observer Kit's trademark sultry vocals and virtuoso guitar playing have wowed audiences across the UK through extensive touring. Her blues-driven roots with a soul sensibility have guaranteed her three headline shows at the International Guitar Festival. Kit's third album, Driving into the Blue features the legendary double bass player Danny Thompson. 'Impressiveall the makings of a new British guitar heroine' The Guardian www.johnetheridge.com www.kitholmes.co.uk

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Luke Daniels - Soilleireachadh Na H-alba (songs Of The Scottish Enlightenment)

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors open 2:00pm, live music starts 2:30pm

Luke Daniels What's Here What's Gone Featuring Songs of The Scottish Enlightenment Contemporary folk songs and instrumental music exploring the nature of ideas, time, soul and personal identity inspired by 18th century thinkers from the Scottish Enlightenment and modern day progressives. Singer and multi-instrumentalist Luke Daniels is described by fRoots magazine ashaving entered the pantheon of greats for his 2012 double album The Mighty Box. More recently he's gained major recognition as a new voice in singer-songwriting. Performing his 2014 PRS New Music Biennial commission on piano, guitar and 5-string banjo for live BBC Radio 3 broadcasts from London's Southbank and The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall this summer, finding time also to make festival appearances on melodeon with the Cara Dillon Band at Cambridge, Sidmouth and Hebcelt in Inverness. A former member of the Riverdance band and soloist on the movie soundtracks for Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, Luke is a hugely talented performer with plenty to play and say about hope, hell and everything in between.

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Nordic Fiddlers Bloc

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8.00pm

'The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc' comprise three master fiddle players from three different and very distinctive Nordic regions. Kevin Henderson (Fiddlers' Bid, Boys of the Lough' and 'Session A9) hails from Shetland, Olav Luksengard Mjelva is an award winning fiddle player from Norway and Anders Hall is an acclaimed exponent of the Swedish fiddle tradition. As The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc they skilfully weave these three traditions together in an atmospheric and dynamic fashion, all laced through with liberal helpings of humour for good measure. Any lover of great quality fiddle playing should not miss 'The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc' in concert. £12/£10 concs/£8 U16's

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Nordic Fiddlers Bloc

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8.00pm

'The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc' comprise three master fiddle players from three different and very distinctive Nordic regions. Kevin Henderson (Fiddlers' Bid, Boys of the Lough' and 'Session A9) hails from Shetland, Olav Luksengard Mjelva is an award winning fiddle player from Norway and Anders Hall is an acclaimed exponent of the Swedish fiddle tradition. As The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc they skilfully weave these three traditions together in an atmospheric and dynamic fashion, all laced through with liberal helpings of humour for good measure. Any lover of great quality fiddle playing should not miss 'The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc' in concert. £12/£10 concs/£8 U16's

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Nordic Fiddlers Bloc

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8.00pm

'The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc' comprise three master fiddle players from three different and very distinctive Nordic regions. Kevin Henderson (Fiddlers' Bid, Boys of the Lough' and 'Session A9) hails from Shetland, Olav Luksengard Mjelva is an award winning fiddle player from Norway and Anders Hall is an acclaimed exponent of the Swedish fiddle tradition. As The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc they skilfully weave these three traditions together in an atmospheric and dynamic fashion, all laced through with liberal helpings of humour for good measure. Any lover of great quality fiddle playing should not miss 'The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc' in concert.

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Positively Fourth Street - Songs From The Village With Ben Bowden

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

Positively Fourth Street celebrates the music and art that flowed out of Greenwich Village in the early 1960s. Some of the world's finest, most provocative, most lyrical and poetic music came out of the melting pot that was Greenwich Village, New York in the 1960s. Artists such as Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, and Joan Baez cut their teeth in the folk clubs and bars during that time. Positively Fourth Street is a multimedia show that celebrates all of these artists and many more. With footage from the time, stories around the songs, as well as the songs themselves, this is a trip back to a time when music was in the cafes, and revolution was in the air. Ben Bowden is a seasoned performer who has played all over Europe in various bands and groups. He currently plays Paul Simon in the touring show, The Sounds of Simon. He has a deep interest in music from the early 60s, especially Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, and Phil Ochs. Suddenly it's 1964, the Village, and you're crossing Bleecker Street, carrying a newly bought copy of Another Side of Bob Dylan, running into Arlo Guthrie in a bearskin coat in the snow, meeting Ric von Schmidt in the lobby, all of you going across to the Bitter End to hear a new cat called Gordon Lightfoot. Expert. BBC The One Show World class. The Times. A musical feast. Chris Lloyd (Talon: Best of Eagles)

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Tarras Minor

on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds doors 7.30pm

Normally a six-piece band with drums- the group have launched an all-venue friendly Acoustic trio version (Tarras Minor) using the core of the group- singer/songwriters Ben Murray , Rory Connor and Michael Woodward Piano and accordion player Ben Murray has worked extensively in the music industry, recording and touring all over the world with artists including Seth Lakeman, The Imagined Village and Renzo Spiteri, he has been performing in the West End production of War Horse playing The Songman. Ben also performed in a duo with life-long friend Rosie Doonan, and their debut album gained them a nomination for the horizon award at the Radio 2 Folk Awards. Guitarist Rory Connor whilst new to the line-up, has an extensive musical background and is an accomplished singer and songwriter in his own right. Michael Woodward's uncle is Joss Clapp, the original bass player for Tarras. Not only has Michael taken up the role as bass player in the band, but he also uses Joss's bass and mandolin. Tarras are one of the best bands ever! Mike Harding I've loved Tarras for years, - their new album 'Warn the Waters is a phenomenal piece of work! John Renbourn

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Folklore Presents ... Hafdis Huld

on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors 7:00pm

'Hafdis Huld has a painstakingly fragile, quirky voice like Bjork crossed with Cerys Matthews on a diet of candyfloss. Her solo album delivers some minimal but deliciously skewed pop as Huld belies her gooey vocals and strummed acoustics with dark concerns and some satisfyingly nasty lyrics.' 4 stars, The Guardian 'Hafdis Huld is proof that Iceland's waters breed elfin pop stars who are musically original and deliciously bonkers.' The Sunday Times 'Sublime charismatic story-telling pop of the highest quality.' Clash Magazine http://www.hafdishuld.com

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Maggie Boyle And Paul Downes

on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

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Maggie Boyle And Paul Downes

on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

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Craig & Willoughby

on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 at Uffculme Magelake Hall 7.30pm for 8.00pm

easy access and parking

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Faustus

on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

The multi-award winning line-up 'A blend of energy and musicianship that establishes this trio as one of Britain's outstanding folk bands[a] distinctive blend of subtlety and attack.' **** The Guardian 'The concept? To rescue contemporary folk from the curse of feyness Bloke-folk!... Fans of Led Zep III should take a thoughtful interest.' **** Independent On Sunday '[A] beautifully played set that encompasses everything that's best in modern traditional music.' Acoustic 'English traditional songs played with great verve and no little imagination' **** R2 Nominated in the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, the Faustus triumvirate are three of the leading lights of their generation: Saul Rose (Waterson:Carthy, Whapweazel), Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Bellowhead) and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar's Feast). They have a plethora of experience between them, brought together here in a virtuosic display of musicianship and testosterone. Rooted deeply in the English tradition, in 2007 they received a 75th Anniversary Award from the English Folk Dance and Song Society. Benji: Scion of a noted folk dynasty, Benji Kirkpatrick is a key member of folk big band and BBC Award winners Bellowhead. Benji featured with the Seth Lakeman Band who shot to fame when 'Kitty Jay', featuring Benji, was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 2005. Benji has also performed with numerous other artists including Oysterband, John Jones and Maddy Prior (Steeleye Span), and has also found time to release three solo albums. Saul: Saul Rose was a long time member of Waterson:Carthy, winning two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards with 'Broken Ground' and forming a duo with Eliza Carthy. The double album 'Red Rice', of which Saul was an integral part of the 'Rice' half, was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 1998. More recently Saul has joined Whapweasel, played in Ruth Notman's band, and re-launched his duo with hammered dulcimer player with Maclaine Colston. He has played on numerous albums as a guest, including Jackie Oates' album 'Hyperboreans', Norma Waterson and Eliza Carthy's album 'The Gift' and the soundtrack for the film 'Morris- A Life With Bells On'. He was nominated for the Musician of The Year award in the 2010 BBC Folk Awards and in 2011 took the part of Songman in the West End play War Horse. Paul: Paul Sartin is also a member of Bellowhead, as well as BBC Folk Award-nominated duo Belshazzar's Feast. He is Director of the Andover Museum Loft Singers, consultant for the charity Live Music Now and is a composer of note with recent works including 'The Hartlepool Monkey' for Streetwise Opera, 'Anthony and Cleopatra' for the Central School of Speech and Drama, and 'Changing Landscapes' for Broadstairs Folk Week. Faustus came together in 2006 as an evolution of the award winning band Dr. Faustus. They made an eponymous debut album in 2008, produced by Stu Hanna and released by Navigator Records, which saw them nominated as the Best Group in the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Subsequent touring saw them headlining at festivals, as well as playing sell-out concerts at arts centres and clubs. 'Exceptional class...' Daily Telegraph 'Dynamically fascinating to watch, entertaining and intriguing. Their ability to switch from song to tune, from instrument to voice, from traditional tune to modern arrangements made seeing them again a necessity' Folk and Roots 'Superb playing; lovely arrangements; great material' Living Tradition After a two year break, Faustus returned to the live circuit for festivals in summer 2012. In March 2013 they released a new album 'Broken Down Gentlemen' on Navigator Records and undertook two major tour in 2013 and will continue touring in 2014. www.faustusband.com

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Megson

on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 at Lowdham The Old Ship Inn Doors open 7.30pm, Concert starts 8pm

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The Handsome Family

on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 at London Islington Assembly Hall 7.00 pm

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The Handsome Family

on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 at London Islington Assembly Hall 7.00 pm

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The Old Dance School

on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath Doors 7.15pm, start 7.45pm

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Blues Boy Dan Owen

on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 at Cardiff The Full Moon 7:30pm

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Alasdair Roberts

on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe Doors 7.30pm / Show 8.00pm

Alasdair Roberts is a Scottish singer, guitarist, interpreter of traditional songs and writer of new songs based in Glasgow, Scotland. Since 1996 he has worked with Drag City Records of Chicago, releasing three albums of original material under the name Appendix Out as well as five albums under his own name, featuring both original and traditional material. In that time, he has worked with a wide variety of collaborators from many different musical and artistic backgrounds. It's a long time since balladry has sounded this vital and primordial (Uncut). One of Britain's most singular and original talents (Colin Irwin, fRoots).

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Merry Hell

on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 at Keighley Exchange Arts Centre Doors at 7.30pm

Taking the folk rock legacy of the Tansads into a new era Merry Hell is a band founded on the ever evolving Folk tradition music made by the people and shared by the people. Though their hearts and souls are tuned to the songs which came before them, they bring you new words and music forged from their own experiences, from the lows and the loves of their lives. Their art is energy and their hope is unity. Their pleasure is to please: let the audience be the acid test and let the music speak for itself

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Sara Petite + Stephen Simmons

on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 8.30pm 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. -------- Raised where wild huckleberries grow, Sara originally hails from Sumner, Washington a tulip-farming town southeast of Seattle. She grew up riding in her Dad's seaplane and on the back of his motorcycle. Her mother raised a trio of women and a son, and gave each of them a strong backbone and sense of self. Sara's unique musical performances are fronting a new genre of Alternative Country. Inspired songs that revive fond memories of home and travels are enhanced with a rock and roll state of mind. There is no medical evidence to prove that Lucinda Williams, Nanci Griffith and Carrie Rodriguez joined forces to mother a fully-grown musician daughter. But if they did, San Diego singer-songwriter Sara Petite would be the likely outcome. George Varga, San Diego Union Times. She could sing a buzzard off a Slop Wagon, said Mojo Nixon of Sara Petite. Winner of the 2012 prestigious Chris Austin songwriting contest at Merlefest, the San Diego released her fourth album in 2013. The Circus Comes To Town was written before and after the death of her partner Johnny Kuhlken. It's a full perspective of the human being - jealousy, infidelity, fun, wit, tragedy, pain, loss, perseverance, substance abuse, shame, guilt and just plain silliness. --------- Stephen Simmons was raised in the small town of Woodbury, Tennessee. His mother was a schoolteacher and his father held a factory job. In his family, they were the first generation that didn't work the farm. As a songwriter and Ten years as a Road Dog, Stephen's vision has grown to entail more than just reflections of rural America. The songs on his recordings, deal with existential realities that are familiar to country and city dwellers alike: redemption, heartbreak, hangovers and the loneliness of the road. Stephen's studio albums: Last Call, Drink Ring Jesus, Something In Between, The Blame's On U.S., Girls, The Big Show, Hearsay, What The Midnight Swallows Whole and Silly, Sad & True (which were compared to everyone from Johnny Cash to Ryan Adams) combine virtuosic songcraft and musicianship with unparalleled artistic honesty. His work has been covered by Mojo Music, Uncut, and The Washington Post. Simmons released his debut studio album, Last Call, in 2004. Lay On The Tracks, a standout track from Last Call, was a winner at the prestigious MerleFest Chris Austin Songwriting Competition. Last Call was praised by critics on both sides of the Atlantic, picked up and released by Rounder Europe Records; followed by three more Rounder Europe releases and extensive touring in Europe. As a Songwriter with Television credits (Sons of Anarchy) and as a steady road act (over 700 shows in past decade in ten countries) Simmon's continues to evolve as an artist. His most recent albums have been released by USA indie label Lower 40 Records and in Europe on Germany's premiere roots label; Blue Rose Records.

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Peppe Voltarelli

on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 at London The Monarch doors 7.30pm - main act at 9.00pm

www.tijevents.com

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Harp And A Monkey.

on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8pm

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Mad Dog Mcrea

on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 at Cardiff The Globe Doors 7.30pm

SNG Live in association with The Globe is proud to present: MAD DOG MCREA + Special Guests

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Tom Morton's Malt & Barley Revue

on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 at Coatbridge Berits & Brown 8pm

Join us for an intimate evening in the company of broadcaster, author, journalist, musician and raconteur Tom Morton with his outstanding Malt and Barley Revue. With song, stories and banter, complimented with some fantastic drams, Tom explores Scotland's dearly-held cultural links with the water of life and the folklore surrounding its makers and drinkers. Frequently hilarious, always entertaining, the show is washed down with some generous drams of different single malt whiskies, all with their own tales to tell. Food will be available before the show but it is recommended that you book your table in advance as places are limited. To book for food or for more information call 01698 733311 or visit www.beritsandbrown.com.

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Gilmore & Roberts Live At The Cumberland

on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 at Newcastle Cumberland Arms (Byker) Doors at 8pm.

Gilmore & Roberts perform LIVE at The Cumberland Arms. Twice-nominated at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding lap-tapping guitar, fiery fiddle and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Their third album, 'The Innocent Left', recorded in London with producer Julian Simmons (Guillemots, Ed Sheeran, Albert Lee), explores many and varied topics but remains consistently bound by Gilmore & Roberts' passion for stories. Featuring an enviable all-star cast of guest musicians, including double bassist Ben Nicholls (Seth Lakeman band), drummer Tom Chapman (Urban Folk Quartet), pianist Will Foster (The Fratellis) and prodigious Georgia-based band Larkin Poe, 'The Innocent Left' encompasses elements of folk, bluegrass and rock while maintain the Yorkshire-based pair's own distinctive stylings. Katriona Gilmore (The Albion Band) and Jamie Roberts (Kerfuffle) began working together in 2006, and have released 3 full-length albums: 'Shadows & Half Light' (2008), 'Up From The Deep' (2010) and 'The Innocent Left' (2012). All three have received much critical acclaim, leading to a tour supporting Fairport Convention and two BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominations.

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Gilmore & Roberts Live At The Cumberland

on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 at Newcastle Cumberland Arms (Byker) Doors at 8pm.

Gilmore & Roberts perform LIVE at The Cumberland Arms. Twice-nominated at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding lap-tapping guitar, fiery fiddle and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Their third album, 'The Innocent Left', recorded in London with producer Julian Simmons (Guillemots, Ed Sheeran, Albert Lee), explores many and varied topics but remains consistently bound by Gilmore & Roberts' passion for stories. Featuring an enviable all-star cast of guest musicians, including double bassist Ben Nicholls (Seth Lakeman band), drummer Tom Chapman (Urban Folk Quartet), pianist Will Foster (The Fratellis) and prodigious Georgia-based band Larkin Poe, 'The Innocent Left' encompasses elements of folk, bluegrass and rock while maintain the Yorkshire-based pair's own distinctive stylings. Katriona Gilmore (The Albion Band) and Jamie Roberts (Kerfuffle) began working together in 2006, and have released 3 full-length albums: 'Shadows & Half Light' (2008), 'Up From The Deep' (2010) and 'The Innocent Left' (2012). All three have received much critical acclaim, leading to a tour supporting Fairport Convention and two BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominations.

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Kathryn Tickell & The Side

on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 at London Cecil Sharp House Doors at 7pm, start time 7.30pm

Northumbrian folk musician Kathryn brings her exciting new ensemble to London for a special autumn show. Powered by Northumbrian pipes, fiddle, harp, accordion, clog dancing and cello, The Side have channeled their diverse musical backgrounds into a powerful new sound, where folk and classical music collide.

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Alasdair Roberts

on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 at Oxford The Cellar 8pm

We are super excited to be having Alasdair Roberts play The Cellar. A hugely respected alt folk artist Alasdair has been releasing albums via the Drag City label for a few years now. This autumn will be the release of his latest album a collection of self-written Robert songs. We are proud to be chosen to be part of his tour. Support acts to be confirmed.

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Steve Tilston

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from Steve Tilston plus a set from each of the support acts. * Mix of row seats and standing room * Concessionary tickets are for the unwaged - proof required at the door on the night * Tickets on the door (where still available) will be priced at £13/9 * Seats are not reserved, and a ticket may not always guarantee a seat, although there will be standing room. If having a seat is essential to you, please ensure that you are there when the door opens at 7pm, as the room fills up quickly for popular concerts. * Children are allowed at this venue. However we ask that they are of an age where they will not make a noise or distract other people. If you are unsure, please contact us before buying a ticket. Thanks! * For more information or to contact the Goose please see our website www.thegooseisout.com

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Steve Tilston

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from Steve Tilston plus a set from each of the support acts. * Mix of row seats and standing room * Concessionary tickets are for the unwaged - proof required at the door on the night * Tickets on the door (where still available) will be priced at £13/9 * Seats are not reserved, and a ticket may not always guarantee a seat, although there will be standing room. If having a seat is essential to you, please ensure that you are there when the door opens at 7pm, as the room fills up quickly for popular concerts. * Children are allowed at this venue. However we ask that they are of an age where they will not make a noise or distract other people. If you are unsure, please contact us before buying a ticket. Thanks! * For more information or to contact the Goose please see our website www.thegooseisout.com

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Vin Garbutt

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at Reeth Memorial Hall Doors 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

The Teesside Troubadour returns . Vin's career has spanned over 40 years of constant world wide touring which must make him some kind of elder statesman of folk. An evening of memorable music and matchless banter. Book early in order to avoid disappointment.

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Vin Garbutt

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at Reeth Memorial Hall Doors 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

The Teesside Troubadour returns . Vin's career has spanned over 40 years of constant world wide touring which must make him some kind of elder statesman of folk. An evening of memorable music and matchless banter. Book early in order to avoid disappointment.

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Nerina Pallot

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors 8pm CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Nerina Pallot

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors 8pm CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Martyn Joseph

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at Barton The Ropewalk 7.30pm

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The Levels Collective: Mairead & Anna + Galley Beggar

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at Bridgwater Arts Centre 7.45pm

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Moirai

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at Guildford Institute Doors 7:30pm; Music 8:00pm

This exciting new trio is a meeting of the musical minds of Jo Freya (Blowzabella, Token Women, Old Swan Band, Fraser Sisters), Sarah Matthews (Cupola, Cupola:Ward) and Melanie Biggs (All Blacked Up). Between them they play clarinet, saxophone, whistle, piano, fiddle, viola, guitar and squeezeboxes as well as sing! Having played many a tune together in sessions throughout the country they decided to knit together their various talents to form Moirai. Their repertoire includes bourrees, waltzes, hornpipes, etc. from Ireland, France, Germany and, of course, England plus songs from equally eclectic sources. Moirai means 'Spinners of Destiny' and performances weave the trio's instrumental talents with haunting vocals. The result: enchanting musical arrangements delivered with skill and a healthy dollop of humour. NOTE: If you pay full price and decide, on the night, to join the club you will be given £1.00 reduction on membership.

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Moirai

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at Guildford Institute Doors 7:30pm; Music 8:00pm

This exciting new trio is a meeting of the musical minds of Jo Freya (Blowzabella, Token Women, Old Swan Band, Fraser Sisters), Sarah Matthews (Cupola, Cupola:Ward) and Melanie Biggs (All Blacked Up). Between them they play clarinet, saxophone, whistle, piano, fiddle, viola, guitar and squeezeboxes as well as sing! Having played many a tune together in sessions throughout the country they decided to knit together their various talents to form Moirai. Their repertoire includes bourrees, waltzes, hornpipes, etc. from Ireland, France, Germany and, of course, England plus songs from equally eclectic sources. Moirai means 'Spinners of Destiny' and performances weave the trio's instrumental talents with haunting vocals. The result: enchanting musical arrangements delivered with skill and a healthy dollop of humour. NOTE: If you pay full price and decide, on the night, to join the club you will be given £1.00 reduction on membership.

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The Houghton Weavers

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at Shaw Playhouse2 Doors 7.00pm show at 7.30pm

An evening of fun and nostalgia from this well loved Lancashire folk band.

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Amaraterra - Pizzica Band... Traditional Music From Southern Italy

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors@ 7pm. Pls see greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Amaraterra is the first pizzica ensemble in London the traditional music dance and music from Salento, the heel of Italy. The millenary stratification of greek, roman, byzantine traditions and the relative insularity of the Salentine peninsula has conjured to keep alive a timeless musical treasure. U pizzicu is the poisonous bite of the tarantula spider: in rural Salento, the traditional exorcism to heal from the bite is to dance relentlessly to the frenetic, hypnotic beat of the tambourine till a state of trance is reached and healing is achieved. However, pizzica and tarantella are also the dances of the village fete all over southern Italy, an always welcomed opportunity to socialize and flirt (pizzica de core) or friendly settle scores through simulated fencing (pizzica scherma). Tarantellas and popular ballads are the backbone of Italian folk tradition, one of the richest and oldest in the world. One of the oldest musical expressions of the Mediterranean is brought to you by a group of passionate musicians and dancers living in London and enriching its great and diverse cultural life. The ever present tambourines are accompanied by a variety of instruments mandola, guitar, mouth organ, recorder, accordion, castanets, the hypnotic singing, and the thumping of dancing feet! Enjoy a night of music and dance in the great setting of the Green Note; let yourself go, heal from the bite of the spider!

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Hafdis Huld

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette doors 7pm

http://www.hafdishuld.com/video/ Please feel free to Like Launderette Sessions on Facebook and follow @LaunderetteSess on Twitter. Tickets £10 in advance or £12 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette. Contact 0191 3841412 for further information. Mix of seating (limited) and standing. Doors 7pm. Support around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. We now have an drinks licence. Real ales, lagers, wines. ciders and spirits will be served along with OCC Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and of course soft drinks. PRESS for Hafdis Huld 'This is a gorgeous solo debut from the former singer with Icelandic electro-pop outfit Gus Gus. In a fragile voice that recalls Stina Nordenstam, Hafdis Huld sings dreamy, disjointed pop over gentle backings, with barbed lyrics that snag under the delicate surfaces. One song is called Ice Cream is Nice, but elsewhere, it sounds like she's offering it to some hapless ex, spiked with acid.' 3 stars, The Independent 'Hafdis Huld has a painstakingly fragile, quirky voice like Bjork crossed with Cerys Matthews on a diet of candyfloss. Her solo album delivers some minimal but deliciously skewed pop as Huld belies her gooey vocals and strummed acoustics with dark concerns and some satisfyingly nasty lyrics.' 4 stars, The Guardian 'Icelandic singer-songwriter Hafdis Huld specialises in intricate, imaginative songs. Inspired by her love of classic songwriters like Burt Bacharach, Dirty Paper Cup includes everything from campfire ballads with catchy choruses and finger-plucked guitars to DIY pop with wonky keyboards and honeyed vocals.' 4 stars, Diva Magazine 'Our Viking cousins are producing female singer-songwriters of originality, mystery and imagination women worth getting worked up about. Hafdis Huld grew up with folk music but for her it was the stories that stuck, Elves and stuff because I've got a really overactive imagination I embrace all that, she says, her accent treacle-thick despite 5 years in London. Her album, Dirty Paper Cup, was made after a series of adventures both musical and dramatic, but is full of wide-eyed innocence and curiosity. I start writing all my music as stories, as poems, she says, because I really don't want to write about (she puts on a nasal ballad voice) how much I love you and you love me and I feel your breathing and your touch. That seriously isn't all people think about not even girls.' Esquire Magazine 'Hafdis Huld is proof that Iceland's waters breed elfin pop stars who are musically original and deliciously bonkers.' The Sunday Times 'Sublime charismatic story-telling pop of the highest quality.' Clash Magazine 'She's an Icelandic siren who has already picked up a reputation as the maddest guest currently gracing interviewers couches. Her delicate melodies hark back to Bjork;s finer moments as myth maker and storyteller, to lou Reed's pop vision and Brian Wilon's twitchier keys, and Dirty Paper Cup her much acclaimed debut is just the tip of her musical iceberg. Her MySpace site has clocked up an audience equivalent to more than a 10th of the population of Iceland and rising, proving Hafdis is earning her stripes as a solo artist.' Manchester Evening News 'She's the maddest guest I've ever interviewed. I love her to bits!' Phil Jupitus, 6 Music 'An exquisite and supremely original female singer Hafdis Huld is the kind of heroine music really needs.' Play Music 'As gorgeous on the ear as the lady is on the eye an absolute sure-fire hook for the pale, sensitive boys pining for her and the fashionably quirky young girls pining to be her.' TBS 'Contains the sort of music you'll soon hear on a cool TV advert and think, Who the hell is that? London Lite 'Tunes that intrigue, entice and beguile (they) ease into your head like rays of sunshine over a range of settings that are unashamedly smart, upbeat and rather special.' 4 Stars Music OMH 'A hook-filled seductive pop album of unique charm & wit.' Top 40 'This cutie's got balls.' The Word Magazine 'Excellent full of quirky pop songs.' Napster 'You will not be able to resist.' Spill Magazine 'Weird!' The Sun 'It's very cool. We like that.' 4 stars Boyz 'Intoxicatingly spooked and skewed stuff.' NetRhythms 'Utterly addictive stuff.' Road Records

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Molecatchers Ceilidh

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at Bristol Easton Community Centre 7:30pm

A public ceilidh with The Molecatchers and Phil Bassindale. Proceeds to charity.

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Rag Mama Rag - Uk Tour

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at London Polish Jazz Cafe POSK Doors at 7.30pm (Music 8:30pm)

www.brooksbluesbar.co.uk

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4square

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Bristol The Folk House 7.30pm

Ash Keys Music presents www.ashkeysmusic.com (here for more info) http://www.4squaremusic.co.uk/ "Manchester's ferocious folk foursome" 4Square play their music with zest, fire and virtuosity, yet an understated maturity which has grown throughout their seven year journey as a band. The sight and sound of simultaneous fiddle and clog dancing and virtuosic mandolin will stir the senses and quicken the pulse, galvanised by an engine-room of driving piano and percussion. By contrast, the listener is then stirred and softened by 4Square's mellow, melancholic three part-harmony singing. An outright musical journey, all in an acoustic setting.

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Sunjay Brayne

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 19:30pm

Wychwood Folk Club Bar Available, Food, Parking Tickets in Advance = £8.00 Tickets on the Night = £10.00

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While And Matthews

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Broseley Birchmeadow Centre Doors 7:30pm

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01-11-14 Sean Taylor

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Marlow Christ Church URC 8:00pm

"An absolutely superb guitarist ... reminiscent of John Martyn" - Bob Harris, Radio 2. "Sean Taylor is a wonderfully talented modern troubadour whose sincere, thoughtful songs pull you in. I've had the pleasure of sharing the stage with him. He swings. Check him out!" - Eric Bibb 'Chase The Night' is the latest album from Sean Taylor. Sean Taylor is a London-based singer and songwriter who plays guitar, piano and harmonica and has deservedly acquired some influential admirers. The album was recorded in Texas with producer and multi-instrumentalist Mark Hallman, who adds anything from bass and drums to banjo and organ. And there's even an appearance from the great Danny Thompson, famed for his work with John Martyn. It's easy to see why they are impressed. Taylor is a fine guitarist who can also handle anything from atmospheric, brooding ballads to chugging rockers, but whose best songs are studies of London life. Biddy Mulligans a moody, sad-edged lullaby about a bar on Kilburn High Road in London is a slinky, upbeat love song to the city, while River is an exuberant poem about the Thames, spoken over a sturdy blues-rock backing. Other songs are just as distinctive; Sean Taylor is definitely a man to watch. In 2009, Sean was booked onto the main Acoustic Stage at Glastonbury Festival playing to over three thousand people and selling out within minutes of the stock of CDs he took with him. Exactly the same thing happened when he supported John Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater) in Switzerland. Over the last few years Sean has played at scores of festivals both in the UK and the rest of Europe, including three stages at Glastonbury, Blue Balls in Lucerne, Tolpuddle Martyrs, Tenby Blues and the Broadstairs Folk Week. Apart from his many and varied headline shows he has also supported a wide array of notable artistes including the Neville Brothers, George Benson, John Fogerty, Band of Horses, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Dukes, Nine Below Zero, Big Joe Turner, Curved Air, Otis Grand, The Groundhogs and Chicken Shack to name but a few. He has also played over a dozen gigs as part of 'Love Music, Hate Racism' campaign and wherever he performs he is always asked back. Sean has rapidly grown to be one of the hottest new names in the UK blues/acoustic scene. His incredible passion for performance, sheer talent and songwriting of the highest calibre is a testament to his frequent comparisons with John Martyn, Chris Isaak and Tom Waits. He's had extensive coverage and outstanding reviews in publications such as 'Uncut', 'Maverick', 'Classic Rock', 'Acoustic Guitar' and 'Rock N' Reel' to name but a few, and has been often accredited by BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris and Mike Harding.

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Tarras Minor

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys doors 7pm

Normally a six-piece band with drums- the group have launched an all-venue friendly Acoustic trio version (Tarras Minor) using the core of the group- singer/songwriters Ben Murray , Rory Connor and Michael Woodward Piano and accordion player Ben Murray has worked extensively in the music industry, recording and touring all over the world with artists including Seth Lakeman, The Imagined Village and Renzo Spiteri, he has been performing in the West End production of War Horse playing The Songman. Ben also performed in a duo with life-long friend Rosie Doonan, and their debut album gained them a nomination for the horizon award at the Radio 2 Folk Awards. Guitarist Rory Connor whilst new to the line-up, has an extensive musical background and is an accomplished singer and songwriter in his own right. Michael Woodward's uncle is Joss Clapp, the original bass player for Tarras. Not only has Michael taken up the role as bass player in the band, but he also uses Joss's bass and mandolin. Tarras are one of the best bands ever! Mike Harding I've loved Tarras for years, - their new album 'Warn the Waters is a phenomenal piece of work! John Renbourn

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The Full English

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Manchester RNCM. 7.30pm

On Monday 31st March 2014, The Full English release a new single from their acclaimed album of the same name; two traditional songs Arthur O'Bradley and Man in the Moon featuring Fay Hield, with traditional singer & fiddle player, Nancy Kerr, boundary-crossing, award-winning singer/songwriter, Seth Lakeman, internationally renowned guitarist, Martin Simpson, double bassist of choice, Ben Nicolls and two of the most dazzling, in-demand multi-instrumentalists playing today, Rob Harbron & Sam Sweeney.

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Macka B

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 9pm

Doors open 9pm Macka B is one of the most popular reggae artists to ever come out of the UK. With releases spanning three decades and collaborations with Gregory Isaacs, Luciano and Mad Professor to name a few. He is known for his unique lyrical delivery addressing topics from veganism to police racism, social media to nuclear power. He plays shows from Latin America to Africa, Jamaica to Japan delivering word, sound and power. CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Macka B

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 9pm

Doors open 9pm Macka B is one of the most popular reggae artists to ever come out of the UK. With releases spanning three decades and collaborations with Gregory Isaacs, Luciano and Mad Professor to name a few. He is known for his unique lyrical delivery addressing topics from veganism to police racism, social media to nuclear power. He plays shows from Latin America to Africa, Jamaica to Japan delivering word, sound and power. CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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The Proof With Paul Cox & Roger Cotton

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Hooley The Venue Doors Open at 8:00 pm

THE PROOF came about after successful tours backing both PAUL COX and CHARLIE FABERT. It was decided they should record together as a fully formed band and attempt to storm the Blues world. Paul Cox sings Soul and Blues like no other. His power and charisma have resulted in his performing with some of the very best talent on the planet. With new band THE PROOF, Paul has teamed up with distinguished musicians Roger Cotton, Peter Stroud, Nigel Hardy and Mike Summerland. With Paul's voice and the band's outstanding musicianship, THE PROOF are already burning up stages across the UK and beyond. Paul's played in Hooley a few times before and built up a following like no other. But now with The Proof recording their debut CD and ripping apart the blues world this will be some kind of homecoming party. The bar'll be open and it'll be a night to remember as the blues comes back to Hooley. Doors open at 8 and tickets are strictly limited so book yours in advance today and join the party!

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Talisman

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Dorchester Arts Centre 8 pm (doors and bar 7.30 pm)

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Talisman

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Dorchester Arts Centre 8 pm (doors and bar 7.30 pm)

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Virgil & The Accelerators

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Swansea The Scene 7.30pm

Up and coming British rock n blues band

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Martha Tilston

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Dorchester Arts Centre 8 pm (doors and bar 7.30 pm)

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Martha Tilston

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Dorchester Arts Centre 8 pm (doors and bar 7.30 pm)

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Nordic Fiddlers Bloc

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Otley Courthouse 8pm

NORDIC FIDDLERS BLOC Sunday 2 November 8pm We loved the interplay between these 3 fine young fiddlers on their last visit and are delighted to offer you another opportunity to enjoy the magical dynamic created by The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc Olav Luksengård Mjelva, Anders Hall and Kevin Henderson from Norway, Sweden and the Shetland Islands respectively. Using both the traditional fiddle and the distinctive 8-stringed Hardanger fiddle, Nordic Fiddler's Bloc play music of variety and complexity, with moments of exquisite subtlety and genuine beauty. Their sound is unique as they blend three individual styles from these Nordic regions but still allow their three distinct flavours and sense of humour to come through. Tickets: £12/£10 in advance, £13/£11 on the door. thenordicfiddlersbloc.com

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Nordic Fiddlers Bloc

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Otley Courthouse 8pm

NORDIC FIDDLERS BLOC Sunday 2 November 8pm We loved the interplay between these 3 fine young fiddlers on their last visit and are delighted to offer you another opportunity to enjoy the magical dynamic created by The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc Olav Luksengård Mjelva, Anders Hall and Kevin Henderson from Norway, Sweden and the Shetland Islands respectively. Using both the traditional fiddle and the distinctive 8-stringed Hardanger fiddle, Nordic Fiddler's Bloc play music of variety and complexity, with moments of exquisite subtlety and genuine beauty. Their sound is unique as they blend three individual styles from these Nordic regions but still allow their three distinct flavours and sense of humour to come through. Tickets: £12/£10 in advance, £13/£11 on the door. thenordicfiddlersbloc.com

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Kathryn Tickell And The Side (quartet)

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 7.30pm

Doors open 7.30pm Seated show Kathryn Tickell is the foremost exponent of the Northumbrian pipes, a composer, performer and successful recording artist whose work is deeply rooted in the landscape and people of Northumbria. Kathryn is currently recording and touring with her new folk-classical ensemble The Side, comprising Louisa Tuck (cello), Ruth Wall (harp) and Amy Thatcher (accordion, clog dancing). With support from the PRS for Music Foundation, she is writing and commisioning new work. This follows a busy 2013 when Kathryn was awarded "Musician of the Year" in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Her album "Northumbrian Voices" won "Best Traditional Album" in the Spiral Earth Awards, voted for by the public. Kathryn initiated and was Artistic Director for "The Festival of the North East", a celebration of arts across the region. Included in the programme was "One Night in Gateshead" where Kathryn's new pieces for Royal Northern Sinfonia were premiered; this night also saw the premiere performance by The Side. CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Kathryn Tickell And The Side (quartet)

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 7.30pm

Doors open 7.30pm Seated show Kathryn Tickell is the foremost exponent of the Northumbrian pipes, a composer, performer and successful recording artist whose work is deeply rooted in the landscape and people of Northumbria. Kathryn is currently recording and touring with her new folk-classical ensemble The Side, comprising Louisa Tuck (cello), Ruth Wall (harp) and Amy Thatcher (accordion, clog dancing). With support from the PRS for Music Foundation, she is writing and commisioning new work. This follows a busy 2013 when Kathryn was awarded "Musician of the Year" in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Her album "Northumbrian Voices" won "Best Traditional Album" in the Spiral Earth Awards, voted for by the public. Kathryn initiated and was Artistic Director for "The Festival of the North East", a celebration of arts across the region. Included in the programme was "One Night in Gateshead" where Kathryn's new pieces for Royal Northern Sinfonia were premiered; this night also saw the premiere performance by The Side. CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Gigspanner

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

Peter Knight of Steeleye Span fame leads this brilliant trio in a concert with a blistering world tour of music.

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Gigspanner

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

Peter Knight of Steeleye Span fame leads this brilliant trio in a concert with a blistering world tour of music.

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Rachel Sermanni

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7.30pm

Hailing from Carrbridge, Rachel Sermanni is a recent addition to the folk scene, but has already toured with a number of well-known folk and indie artists such as Mumford and Sons, Rumer and Elvis Costello. Influenced by musicians such as Eva Cassidy, Van Morrison and Bob Dylan, she was showcased at the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow and The Herald, chose her as one of their stars of 2012 the year she also released her first album, Under Mountains. For this, her first visit to the Universal Hall, Rachel will be joined by Jennifer Austin on the piano and Colin Macleod on the guitar. Her new album Live in Dawson City is released in October 2014. Support will be from Miss Irenie Rose - a young singer-songwriter from the Isle of Lewis whose voice has drawn comparisons to those of Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez.

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Rachel Sermanni

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7.30pm

Hailing from Carrbridge, Rachel Sermanni is a recent addition to the folk scene, but has already toured with a number of well-known folk and indie artists such as Mumford and Sons, Rumer and Elvis Costello. Influenced by musicians such as Eva Cassidy, Van Morrison and Bob Dylan, she was showcased at the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow and The Herald, chose her as one of their stars of 2012 the year she also released her first album, Under Mountains. For this, her first visit to the Universal Hall, Rachel will be joined by Jennifer Austin on the piano and Colin Macleod on the guitar. Her new album Live in Dawson City is released in October 2014. Support will be from Miss Irenie Rose - a young singer-songwriter from the Isle of Lewis whose voice has drawn comparisons to those of Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez.

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Rachel Sermanni

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7.30pm

Hailing from Carrbridge, Rachel Sermanni is a recent addition to the folk scene, but has already toured with a number of well-known folk and indie artists such as Mumford and Sons, Rumer and Elvis Costello. Influenced by musicians such as Eva Cassidy, Van Morrison and Bob Dylan, she was showcased at the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow and The Herald, chose her as one of their stars of 2012 the year she also released her first album, Under Mountains. For this, her first visit to the Universal Hall, Rachel will be joined by Jennifer Austin on the piano and Colin Macleod on the guitar. Her new album Live in Dawson City is released in October 2014. Support will be from Miss Irenie Rose - a young singer-songwriter from the Isle of Lewis whose voice has drawn comparisons to those of Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez.

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Martin Carthy

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Southport Park Golf Club Doors from 7pm, music from 8pm

THE best-known and best-loved English folksong interpreter and innovator. A regular visitor over our many decades of operation! Erm, best come along early!

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Martin Carthy

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Southport Park Golf Club Doors from 7pm, music from 8pm

THE best-known and best-loved English folksong interpreter and innovator. A regular visitor over our many decades of operation! Erm, best come along early!

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Harp And A Monkey: All Life Is Here

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Electro folk storytellers, based very much in the culture of northern working class life, Harp and a Monkey are one of the most charismatic things in contemporary English folk. Mixing tradition and modern they sing of universal issues: Old Wives Tales, the end of industry, days out with sand filled butties in an intriguing blend of electronics and ramshackle" folk, according to Radio 2's Mark Radcliffe. The first half of tonight's performance will be regular Harp and a Monkey material; this will be followed by a special new show to commemorate the centenary of the Great War. The band are uniquely placed to provide a captivating mix of songs and stories about the war to end all wars singer and raconteur Martin Purdy has published three books on the First World War (including one for the BBC's Who Do You Think You Are? franchise). The show will feature original songs as well as tunes contemporary to the conflict done in Harp and a Monkey's own inimitable style. The performances will avoid the usual clichés and instead address many fresh social and cultural issues, including the importance of song both for the troops and those at home. Audiences can, of course, expect the band's usual mix of poignancy and humour.

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Luka Bloom

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge Doors 7pm for 8pm start

With a poet's heart and a rocker's soul, Luka Bloom is regarded as one of Ireland's best-respected contemporary folk artists. Producing 20 albums since the 1970s, Bloom continues to push the boundaries of what his music can do, and is still making provocative, poetic music that delves deep into the intricacies of the human soul. Kevin Barry Moore, as he was named, came from the land of St Brigid in Co. Kildare, Ireland. Brought up in a musical family; he is the younger brother of renowned singer and songwriter Christy Moore. On his way to New York, where he settled in 1987, he decided to embrace fully the change of leaving the homeland and became officially for the first time Luka Bloom 'Luka' from the Suzanne Vega song, and 'Bloom' - Joyce's great Dubliner from Ulysses. Luka Bloom has the power to bring audiences to a hush as his poetic lyrics bounce over melodies in a beautiful, captivating way, then rouse the spirit of the audience to the ceiling when he changes the tempo. Luka has a brand new album, Head and Heart, released in spring of 2014. 'someone whose quest is far from over, but whose comfort in his own skin bears testament to a road well travelled. And the music's not half-bad either. Magnificent.' SIOBHÁN LONG - THE IRISH TIMES 'Bloom never fails to deliver an entertaining show, and you are hereby advised to catch him at a town near you.' - MIKE FARRAGHER - IRISH VOICE