Jack Rutter

on Sun, 20 May 2018 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

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Holywell Music And Folk Presents The Dan Walsh Trio

on Sun, 20 May 2018 at Oxford Holywell Rooms 7:00pm

Nominated for best musician at the BBC Folk Awards, banjo maestro Dan Walsh combines 'virtuoso playing and winning songwriting' (MORNING STAR). This exciting new trio sees him team up with award winning fiddler Ciaran Algar and long time collaborator Nic Zuppardi on mandolin. At the heart of the trio's sound is British, Irish and American folk music delivered with a healthy dose of funky grooves. Add to all that poignant songs, astonishing musical departures and lively humour and the result is sure to be a truly memorable live show featuring three of the most in demand musicians on the folk scene today. I have had the absolute pleasure of booking Dan the Man as a solo, with the Urban Folk Quartet and now the new trio with Ciaran and Nic. Credited quite rightly as one of the best banjo players in the world, Dan play Oxfords Holywell Music rooms for the first time, but is no stranger to the city of Oxford. Last year he played and a did workshop at the Folk Weekend Oxford and I am thrilled to welcome him back. If you have never seen or heard Dan before, it should be on your bucket list. This show will sell out so don't dilly dally about buying tickets, and you will not regret it either.

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Blackbeards Tea Party

on Sun, 20 May 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Special Event - 40th Anniversary With Downes And Beer

on Sun, 20 May 2018 at Chester The Raven Folk Club 8:00pm

A very special birthday present for and from The Raven! A rare reunion of one of the best duos ever to tread a British stage. Paul Downes and Phil Beer, individually and collectively, have probably done more Raven guest nights than anyone. It's a delight and a privilege to welcome them back. Full House support.

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Lankum (formerly Lynched)

on Sun, 20 May 2018 at Salisbury Rugby Club 7:30pm

Dublin's folk miscreants combine distinctive four-part vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, concertina, Russian accordion, fiddle and guitar. Their repertoire spans humorous Dublin music-hall ditties and street-songs, classic ballads from the Traveller tradition, traditional Irish and American dance tunes, and their own original material. Lankum are double award winners at the 2018 Radio 2 Folk Awards, indluding best group! This event is a fundraiser for Salisbury Hospice with £2.50 from each ticket going to the Hospice in memory of Lyn Futcher. Please note that while the Rugby Club is accessible to wheelchair users it doesn't have a designated disabled toilet.

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Peter Knight's Gigspanner

on Sun, 20 May 2018 at Wingfield Barns 7:00pm

In the wake of his departure from Steeleye Span, multi award winning fiddle player Peter Knight has turned his full attention to his trio Gigspanner, and in the process established their reputation as one of the most genuinely ground-breaking forces on the British folk scene, inspiring Maverick magazine to write Gigspanner are pushing at the boundaries, expanding the possibilities and in the process making some of the most beautiful music the genre has to offer. The captivating nature of their set stems not only from their creative ability and vision, but the eclectic nature of the material chosen. There are eddies and undercurrents drawn from a whole palette of influences which engage and enthral audiences to the closing notes. Peter is joined by Roger Flack on Guitar and Sacha Trochet on Percussion, both powerful and intelligent musicians in their own right.

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Robin Gillan

on Sun, 20 May 2018 at Cambridge NCI Club 7:15pm

ROBIN GILLAN - American and British traditional music on Banjo, Guitar & Fiddle.

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Dave Mills' 65th Birthday Singaround

on Sun, 20 May 2018 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

For tonight's Singaround, we're joined again by Dave Mills, one-time TwickFolk stalwart who moved away last year. He's asked for the opportunity to come back to the Patch to celebrate his 65th birthday with us. Who are we to refuse a party? Sue Graves, one of the resident singers at TwickFolk, says: All the music at TwickFolk is live and our singarounds give everyone a chance to sing, play an instrument, recite a poem or tell a story. If you just want to sit back and listen, that's also fine. In fact listening, and paying attention to the words and music, is what an evening of folk is all about. Taking part in a singaround isn't at all like an open mike session or performing on stage. There won't be a microphone. We welcome musical contributions from everyone, young or old and we will be encouraging everyone to join in with the choruses. Non-performers are welcome to come and there is no need to pre-book.

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Charlie Dore With Julian Littman

on Sun, 20 May 2018 at Maldon Blue Boar Hotel 8:00pm

A respected songwriter for others, Charlie Dore enjoys a multi-faceted career that includes acting, comedy-improvisation, writing for radio and composition for film and TV as well as performing live.She has had success with her songs being covered by George Harrison, Tina Turner, Celine Dion, Paul Carrack, UB40 and a UK No 1 'Ain't No Doubt' for Jimmy Nail. Her songs have won two Ascap awards, an Ivor Novello nomination, the Overall Grand and the Folk Prize from International acoustic Music Awards and Best Album Lyrics (Cheapskate Lullabyes) from Indy Acoustic Project. Charlie is joined by her musician, composer, singer-songwriter and longtime friend, Steeleye lead guitarist Julian Littman. He has played and performed with artists from Gerry Rafferty, Charlie Dore and Dexy's Midnight Runners to Sister Sledge and Phillip Bailey. Appeared in an abundance of TV & Film roles ( notably Evita, London Boulevard, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers), to West End musicals such as We Will Rock You. and 125th Street amongst many others. Together their natural repartee and easiness creates a beautiful creative partnership.

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Ealing Eclectic Musicspace Presents The Ali Mac Band @the Ealing Club

on Sun, 20 May 2018 at London The Red Room 7:30pm

A rockin' 4-piece band with an All-Star lineup. On vocals is Ali Mackenzie who formed The Birds in the 1960s with Ronnie Wood. (Ali has recently reformed The Birds to great critical acclaim.) On guitar and vocals is Simon Bishop who who has toured with Renaissance, High Society and The Monks, and also plays in Nashville where his unique country rock guitar style places him in great demand. On drums is Richard Hudson who is the well-known charismatic percussionist with The Strawbs. He has also played with Hudson Ford and The Monks, and toured with Rick Wakeman. On bass is Bill Phillips who was with The Glitter Band.

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Belinda Kempster & Fran Foote Plus Thomas Mccarthy At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 20 May 2018 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Fran Foote will be well known to club regulars a member of Stick In The Wheel - the hottest band in folk right now. Tonight she's teaming up with her mum, Belinda Kempster to sing songs from their native Essex. A fantastic duo who sing songs from their family and home county without frills or fuss. Thomas McCarthy is a singer, storyteller and Irish Traveller who has established himself as one of the finest traditional singers on the scene. It's gonna be the real deal tonight. A limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You will still be able to pay on the night but please remember to get here early if doing so as show may sell out.. However we appreciate that some people wish to be assured of admission, if so you may book in advance here. NOTE: Although there is plenty of seating at the venue tickets do not guarantee a seat and latecomers may have to stand if venue full.

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Belinda Kempster & Fran Foote Plus Thomas Mccarthy At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 20 May 2018 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Fran Foote will be well known to club regulars a member of Stick In The Wheel - the hottest band in folk right now. Tonight she's teaming up with her mum, Belinda Kempster to sing songs from their native Essex. A fantastic duo who sing songs from their family and home county without frills or fuss. Thomas McCarthy is a singer, storyteller and Irish Traveller who has established himself as one of the finest traditional singers on the scene. It's gonna be the real deal tonight. A limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You will still be able to pay on the night but please remember to get here early if doing so as show may sell out.. However we appreciate that some people wish to be assured of admission, if so you may book in advance here. NOTE: Although there is plenty of seating at the venue tickets do not guarantee a seat and latecomers may have to stand if venue full.

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Malpractice & Dirk Digglers Blues Revue At The Potteries Blues Club

on Sun, 20 May 2018 at Stoke-On-trent The Old Post Office 2:00pm

We are proud to present a special "Blues Rock Double-Header" with two of the very best bands of this genre from North Staffordshire. Expect an afternoon of powerful rhythm & both bands are almost certain to bring you to your feet & into the aisles at The Old Post Office MALPRACTICE Inspired by Feelgood and the post punk pub rock scene you get Malpractice . 1970s R&B , Blues and RnR . Expect Feelgood, Rory , Muddy , Howlin , Bo , Them , Elvis , Eddie and Chuck. Don't expect Slow anything...... DIRK DIGGLERS BLUES REVUE Drawing influence from American and British artists such as ZZ Top, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Rory Gallagher, Peter Green and Dr Feelgood. "Cuba Neils" the band's debut album was completed in late 2016 & they are currently working on a second.

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Fran Mcgillivray And Mike Burke

on Sun, 20 May 2018 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

Rich, expressive muisc with more than a jazz/blues slant. Guitar, bass and simply outstanding playing.

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Red Sky July

on Sun, 20 May 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Red Sky July are husband and wife duo Ally Mcerlaine (guitarist in Texas) and Shelly Poole (one half of Alisha's Attic) along with former model Charity Hair (The Alice Band). Red Sky July's sound is a hazy blend of Alt-Country and Americana and they have been added to the playlist on BBC Radio 2 as well as appearing on a whole host of radio and TV slots. The band have supported artists such as; Sheryl Crow, Steve Earle, 10CC, Tom Jones, Beth Nielsen Chapman and Jools Holland. Festivals they have performed at include Glastonbury, Isle of Wight and T in the Park. Red Sky July formed in 2009 however prior to entering the studio to record their debut album, the entire project was put on hold as Ally suffered a major brain aneurysm and was in a critical state for over a year. Defying all the odds, Ally recovered and their self-titled album was released at the end of 2011, immediately garnering the praise of the critics including excellent reviews from Q Magazine, the Evening Standard and The Daily Telegraph, with Q describing the album as a timeless blend of vocals & intricate twang.... As atmospheric as it is emotional. 2014's 'Shadowbirds' album came straight in at No. 3 in the official UK Country Charts, with Maverick describing it as a beautiful slice of alt-country showcasing sunny songs and gorgeous harmonies. 5/5. The band's achievements were recognized at the Scottish Music Awards where they were presented with a prestigious Tartan Clef award by Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy. Red Sky July released their third album 'The Truth and The Lie' in March 2016. Recorded in their own studio, the band were joined by Grammy nominated, Nashville based singer songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman (Elton John, Neil Diamond, Willie Nelson). On release the album debuted in the top 3 of the Official UK Country Charts and garnered rave reviews and airplay. Renowned for Sound heralded it as a modern country masterpiece. The album has received critical acclaim across the board from the likes of The Guardian, Maverick Magazine, Guitarist, Daily Express, R2 and BBC Radio 2 to name but a few. The trio performed twice at the prestigious C2C Festival London, Cornbury Festival and joined James as part of BBC Scotland 'Quay Sessions'. Jools Holland invited them to appear as special guests at both the Montrose Music Festival and Somerset Rocks. The band headlined the legendary Bush Hall, London and took to the road in Scotland to support the release of their mini album 'Voyager' (September 2016). In the summer of 2017 the band released their 'Radio Mixes EP' featuring sonically different remixes of four stand out tracks from critically acclaimed album 'The Truth And The Lie'. a timeless blend of vocals & intricate twang Q a seductive, exuberant mix of voices - Evening Standard touching lyrics and beautiful melodies - BBC Radio 2 could grace any multi-selling Nashville release - Daily Express pleasantly slick musicianship, fine female harmonies - The Guardian a joyous blend of indie and country - Daily Record

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Creations Free Jazz/improv

on Sun, 20 May 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... The magical combination of the atmospheric and dusky basement coupled with the free play of musical imagination. Acoustic free improvisation evening featuring some of the leading players on London's thriving free jazz scene. A set of duo and trio performances of invited musicians, followed by a jam set open to musicians. Tonight featuring Dee Byrne and Cath Roberts.

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Serta International Music Festival

on Mon, 21 May 2018 at Portugal Paul's Farm - Quinta Sao Jose 11:00am

Dear all, Escape the cold and rain to a magical gathering of musicians on our enchanting farm in Central Portugal! 17th - 21st May 2018 Join this unique informal party of 50 amazing musicians (mainly from the UK folk scene) and 50 paying guests, set in our stunning, hidden valley of terraced olive groves, deep in the Pinhal forests of sunny Portugal. If you would like to come, please read everything below and buy your tickets! Last year's festival was for many, the most memorable event of the year. Program of events- Thursday 17th May 4pm - Gates and camping area opens. 5.30pm Transfer bus leaves PORTO airport. 8.30pm - Communal welcome dinner for our musicians and guests all seated at one big table under the vines in front of the farm house. Followed by plenty of drinking and lots of amazing informal playing. Friday 18th May Breakfast 9am - Yoga Morning - A trip to the local fruit and veg market to busk and buy the food for the weekend from those crafty old ladies. Exploration day - Discover our beautiful farm, the extensive forests and river where we swim. Or just play music all day. 20.00 - Concert on the farm. We invite all our Portugal based friends (many of whom are musicians) to join our Friday night party. Feast yourselves on BBQ, woodfired pizza oven and an amplified stage under the fig tree and but on an amazing concert until the early hours. Saturday 19th May Breakfast 9am - Yoga After lunch we take the show to town! 3pm Outdoor Concert - We have a small outdoor stage at the beautiful Miradouro Square outside the Clube da Serta and intend to gently entertain the locals in the sunshine whilst sipping a cold beer. 8pm Dinner with the Portuguse - we hope to organise a grand dinner in town with our Portuguses musician friends, more details to follow... 11pm - Grand Concert in the beautiful 1913 Theatro Tasso in the Clube da Serta. The venue is stunning, seats over 200 people and has exceptional acoustics. 1am - Jam in the bar! A big messy jam till dawn in the Clube's smokey bar. I'm sure we will be joined by Nightmare, Lidia and all our Portuguese friends! Taxi's will run from the farm to the town and back all day and night (2 euros) Sunday 20th May Recovery Breakfast For lunch we will take a day trip to Huub's beautiful award wining organic vineyard at Aulberge do Bomjardim where he is putting on a BBQ lunch as part of an event called The Pinhal Passion. The event is to showcase all the exciting projects going on in the region like beekeeping, organic farming, yoga etc. He has invited us to come explore, play and drink his delicious wine :-) Sunday night after dinner we will jam around the fire. Last year we got quite emotional as the singers melted our hearts. Monday 21st May Another good breakfast 11am - Transfer bus leaves for LISBON airport Weather - It should be +25 deg sunshine and we'll be swimming in the river, but it can be chilly at night. Food - ALL INCLUDED IN YOUR TICKET!! Mainly vegetarian/vegan although there will be plenty of meat available at the two BBQs and the dinner in town Buffet breakfast from 9am -11am Lunch around 1.30pm Dinner around 8.30pm Tea, coffee, bread and snacks are available all day. We will provide china plates, metal cutlery, glass glasses and proper mugs. Please let us know your dietary restrictions, we can cater for all. A small separate kitchen will be available for those who prefer to cook for themselves. No cooking is permitted in the camping area. Booze- ALL INCLUDED IN YOUR TICKET!! We have Sarges, white wine, red wine and quite possibly some strong homemade spirits available for you free of charge. Accommodation We provide a beautiful camping area in the olive groves Please bring your own tents and sleeping bags (it may be chilly at night) We also have a free parking area for small and medium sized camper vans. Transport Bus from and to the airports. Thursday 17th May at 5.30pm we have a bus from PORTO airport to the farm. Monday 21st May at 11am we have a bus travelling to LISBON airport. It should be at the airport by 2pm (we recommend you do not book flights earlier than 4pm). The transfer bus costs £15 a person per journey. Please book your bus ticket below Tickets for the weekend cost £130 per person and include all your food and all your drinks whilst on the farm (beer, wine and soft drinks). You will have to buy your own drinks when in the bars in town but they are pretty cheap. Please email me if you would like to pay in euros. Please note- Children are welcome although this is an adult event on a working farm. We will not be making any special provisions for children. The festival organisers would like to point out that the site, being a beautiful historic farm, has many unfenced drops, uneven stairs and other obstacles. By attending you accepting that all responsibility for health and safety rest soley on yourself. The organiser accept no responsibility for you other than serving you great food and showing you one hell of a good time. Please do not arrive early without talking to us first. Please let us know if you wish to bring a dog since we have a very sweet dog already on the farm. Please email me if you would like to work at the festival although I warn you it is hard work! Please see Quinta São José, Sertã Facebook page for more picture of the farm. After reading everything here, if you have questions please email me at Paulmichelmore@hotmail.com Much love Paul x

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Rosie Hood And Cohen Braithwaite-kilcoyne

on Mon, 21 May 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A BBC Performing Arts Fellow in 2015 and a 2016 Horizon Award nominee at the Radio 2 Folk Awards, Rosie has become more than purely a traditional singer. Having started learning folk songs at an early age from her family, Rosie has a keen interest in the history of traditional songs, particularly those of her native Wiltshire, where she has spent time researching in the local archives and developing a broad repertoire of local songs. I have tried to depict the beautiful and the actual, wrote Alfred Williams in 1923 in the introduction to his book Folk Songs of the Upper Thames. Williams not only provided the title for Rosie's debut solo album but also the starting point for Rosie's research into Wiltshire song. Williams did not collect melodies which further inspired Rosie to write her own tunes and, more recently, whole new songs that balance perfectly with the old material to make up The Beautiful and The Actual. Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne is a folk musician and singer. Cohen has been a musician since the age of 6 and took to squeezeboxes in his teens and has since developed into a fine player of both the melodeon and anglo concertina. As an instrumentalist Cohen is experienced in playing for dancing, playing as part of groups, both as an accompanying and as a lead instrument, and playing as a soloist. Cohen is also a well-regarded singer and in 2014 won Bromyard Folk Festival's Future of Young Folk Award for singing. Cohen's solo repertoire consists mainly of traditional songs with accompaniment from anglo concertina or melodeon. Alongside this Cohen also performs traditional tunes and the occasional un-accompanied song. Cohen's style, approach and repertoire is rooted in the English tradition, however material and influences from Scottish, Irish, American and European traditions are also present in Cohen's performance.

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Lisa Knapp

on Mon, 21 May 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Till April is Dead - A Garland of Ritual & Love songs in the Month of May. The month of May is the focal point for an eruption of traditions, rituals and celebrations across the Northern Hemisphere: summer is coming, the weather is warmer and the promise of long, light evenings (a welcome relief from winters' grip!) provide a perfect excuse to sing, dance and celebrate. Till April is Dead brings together some of the most beautiful, strange and beguiling 'May' songs inspired by these weird and wonderful happenings across Britain, as well as folklore hailing from here and distant shores. Alongside these ritualistic 'May' songs, Lisa includes beautiful folk songs of love and loss set in the month of May. Knapp's voice throughout is a revelation, both pure and wild... Cuckoos, whirring clocks and buzzing flies add extra layers to this fascinating soundworld, on an album overflowing with warmth, light and waywardness. (The Guardian 5*).

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Lankum

on Tue, 22 May 2018 at York The Crescent Community Venue 7:30pm

The Crescent & The Black Swan Folk Club presents Lankum The Crescent, York Tuesday 22nd May, 7.30pm. £16adv More at http://www.thecrescentyork.com

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Hannah James And Claudia Schwab

on Tue, 22 May 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. --------------------------- Claudia Schwab is an originally Austrian fiddle player, singer and composer who lives and works in Ireland. Described as 'one of the most creative artists on the Irish music scene today' (Dr. Mel Mercier- Irish World Academy Limerick), Claudia amalgamates different traditions and styles, such as traditional Austrian, Irish, Classical Indian and Eastern European folk music, in her own, very unique way. Hannah James has emerged as one of the most imaginative and adventurous artists on the folk scene. First coming to national attention as accordion player and singer with the band Kerfuffle, she was in an acclaimed duo with Bellowhead's Sam Sweeney, is a member of female vocal harmony trio Lady Maisery, and has worked with folk legend Maddy Prior in the trio 3 for Joy.

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Clive Gregson & Liz Simcock

on Tue, 22 May 2018 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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Dan Walsh Trio At The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle Upon Tyne

on Tue, 22 May 2018 at Newcastle-upon-Tyne The Cumberland Arms/ 7:30pm

Nominated for best musician at the BBC Folk Awards, banjo maestro Dan Walsh combines 'virtuoso playing and winning songwriting' (MORNING STAR). This exciting new trio sees him team up with award winning fiddler Ciaran Algar and long time collaborator Nic Zuppardi on mandolin. At the heart of the trio's sound is British, Irish and American folk music delivered with a healthy dose of funky grooves. Add to all that poignant songs, astonishing musical departures and lively humour and the result is sure to be a truly memorable live show featuring three of the most in demand musicians on the folk scene today.

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Double Bill: Marcus Corbett & Nitin Gaikwad Plus Faeland

on Tue, 22 May 2018 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

With his deep affinity with Indian classical music and his expertise in soulfully conveying its essence on the humble acoustic guitar. ... where other guitar maestros have dipped their toes.... he's taken the integration a stage further and his collaboration with tabla virtuosos Nitin Gaikwad and Sharanappa Guttaragi .. is both fiery and rewarding Fatea Magazine there is an obvious warmth to Marcus Corbett., with his rich amalgamation of both British and Indian music Fiona Talkington, Late Junction, BBC Radio 3 Marcus Corbett is a singer, acoustic guitarist and composer based between the UK and Pune, Maharashtra, India. He has been studying Indian classical music and working with musicians in India for over 10 years, and has released a string of albums, including the most recent two, the acclaimed 'Strung Deep' and 'Every Little Spirit'. His works are a generous spirited cultural collaboration that allows his original compositions to come to life while paying homage to the N. Indian classical tradition he loves. He has created lasting relationships in India with Tabla players, Nitin Gaikwad & Sharanappa Guttaragi from Pune, Maharashtra and Gadag in North Karnataka respectively, and these are the foundation of the project and performance. The album 'Every Little Spirit' extended the harmonic reach of the music and is an ambitious enterprise as two violins are at work; and as Marcus says The beautiful challenge in this search is to keep the individual cultural charm, to allow the bell to ring true; and to maintain the power and integrity of the music. Faeland All My Swim is always surprising, never complacent. Just like the best music should be, in factShire Folk Magazine A really fabulous band making glorious folk musicBBC South West All My Swim is the forthcoming debut LP from Faeland, aka Bristol based folk duo Jacob Morrison and Rebecca Nelson. Following previous singles We're Just a Love Song/All My Swim, released on 11th November 2017 and Silent Story/The Wheel on 12th January 2018. All My Swim has already received acclaim from Uncut Magazine and Shire Folk Magazine, with further coverage in R2 and a host of others in the pipeline. The singles have been supported by Gideon Coe and Tom Robinson via BBC 6Music. All My Swim is a beautiful selection of original, modern folk compositions influenced by music from both sides of the Atlantic. It gives the duo's personal spin on classic themes of humanity, such as love, healing, and magic. Despite tackling difficult themes and life experiences, there is a strong vein of optimism running through the music of Faeland; as Rebecca says they are fully committed to making music that changes lives for the better and adds something good to human existence.

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Aidan Moffat And Rm Hubbert

on Tue, 22 May 2018 at Leeds Brudenell Social Club 7:30pm

Aidan Moffat and RM Hubbert combine to release a new album, Here Lies The Body, on 11 May via Rock Action. 'The album title has a dual meaning sex and death.' These are common themes from Aidan Moffat; since his early days with Arab Strap, he has explored these subjects with a grace and grit that plunges deep into the human soul. But this is no re-hash of the past, rather a further leap forward for Moffat, now teaming up with fellow Scot, singer and guitarist extraordinaire, RM Hubbert, for this new project. 'It can be read as romantic surrender, but of course it's also a phrase you'll find on a tombstone,' Moffat elaborates. Equally multidimensional is the music contained within, weaving beautiful, spidery guitar work, haunting piano lines, lush strings, delicate percussion, fizzing 808 beats, synth pop, samba, and moments of jazz, while Moffat's rich voice carries the narrative in rich grumbles, hushed whispers, and revealing spoken word. In many ways it feels like a modern folk record, in that it features traditional storytelling rooted in an acoustic-based backing. However, much like Moffat's recent explorations in award-winning 2016 documentary Where You're Meant to Be in which he travelled remote parts of Scotland exploring his country's relationship with folk music the results are a reimagining: mutated music for modern times. However, categorising music is not something that interests Moffat. 'The guitar and voice are the heart of the record, yes, but I don't really think about genre, I just try to use the sounds that I think best illustrate the idea and feeling of the song. We can literally access almost all music ever recorded for free now, and you can make an album on your phone, so there's an unlimited palette these days. I think modern ears are more accepting of different genres than ever before.' Moffat and Hubbert met many years ago. 'I can't remember when we first met, but I'm sure it would have been at a gig or a pub in Glasgow somewhere,' Moffat says. Hubbert, a one-time Glasgow gig promoter, recalls, 'I'm pretty sure I put on Arab Strap's first show back in the day!' Their first collaboration, Car Song, was released in 2012 on Hubbert's Thirteen Lost & Found album, which went on to win the Scottish Album of the Year Award only a year after Moffat won the same award for his work with Bill Wells. While Moffat and Hubbert are the core of the record, it comes fleshed out with some crucial accompaniment in the form of Siobhan Wilson, who sings and plays cello (and who released her own There Are No Saints album last year to great acclaim); Louisville, Kentucky's Rachel Grimes on piano; and veteran jazz saxophonist John Burgess. The recording process was a smooth one. 'It was all very relaxed and casual,' Moffat says, '100% stress free.' A further sense of ease came from the natural roles the pair found for themselves, allowing one another the requisite space to be creative. 'I don't see the point in asking someone to collaborate then trying to shape what they do,' Hubbert offers, with Moffat echoing, 'Aye, it's all about trust, and letting the other writer do what they do.' There's a rich narrative that flows through the album. Influenced, Moffat says, by 'an article I read about mothers who abandon their families, and how that still remains a pretty taboo subject in our times. When marriages break down, it's almost always the man who leaves.' The album begins with the chance encounter of two old flames as they enjoy hen and stag parties in Blackpool a prologue, in the form of a page from a screenplay, will be included with the album artwork. We then follow the story as it moves forwards (and backwards) with wit and wisdom, exploring themes of love, family, fortune telling, deceit, death, Schrodinger's cat, the multiverse and marshmallows. The result is a moving, diverse record of great beauty that straddles a line between light and dark and faith and fear; at once fun, funny, and forlorn; both melancholic and sanguine, and inherently melodic throughout.

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Geoff Berner

on Tue, 22 May 2018 at Sheffield The Dorothy Pax/ 7:30am

For the past 15 years or so, Jewish-Canadian accordion player/singer-songwriter/novelist Geoff Berner has travelled the world. He's played in bars, cafes, festivals, and the occasional stadium. He's performed in 17 countries, on national radio in 7 of them. All over Canada, Europe, and America, Berner has garnered a sizable, passionate following of odd, bookish people who like to drink. He packs venues in places like Berlin, London, Oslo, Toronto, Edmonton and his home city of Vancouver. With a new album, new book and upcoming tours of Canada, continental Europe, the Pacific northwest of the U.S., and Scandinavia, Berner is officially on a roll. His current tour brings him to Sheffield for the first time in seven long years. An unmissable entertainer, as sharp witted as they come with the songwriting gift and presence of an Elvis Costello or Ray Davies, do you really want to be the one to miss out?

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Geoff Berner

on Tue, 22 May 2018 at Sheffield The Dorothy Pax/ 7:30am

For the past 15 years or so, Jewish-Canadian accordion player/singer-songwriter/novelist Geoff Berner has travelled the world. He's played in bars, cafes, festivals, and the occasional stadium. He's performed in 17 countries, on national radio in 7 of them. All over Canada, Europe, and America, Berner has garnered a sizable, passionate following of odd, bookish people who like to drink. He packs venues in places like Berlin, London, Oslo, Toronto, Edmonton and his home city of Vancouver. With a new album, new book and upcoming tours of Canada, continental Europe, the Pacific northwest of the U.S., and Scandinavia, Berner is officially on a roll. His current tour brings him to Sheffield for the first time in seven long years. An unmissable entertainer, as sharp witted as they come with the songwriting gift and presence of an Elvis Costello or Ray Davies, do you really want to be the one to miss out?

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Jim Ghedi + Tom Cox At St Nicholas Priory

on Tue, 22 May 2018 at Exeter St Nicholas Priory 7:00pm

Villagers: an evening of songs and stories from the English countryside Join Sheffield-based folk musician, Jim Ghedi, and New York Times bestselling author, Tom Cox, for an intimate evening of songs and stories about the English countryside at St. Nicholas Priory, a Benedictine monastery founded in Exeter in 1087. Only 40 spaces available Jim Ghedi: Jim Ghedi is a 6 & 12 string guitarist and folk singer based on the Yorkshire / Derbyshire borders. Exploring connections to natural environments, Industrial heritages, rural communities and landscapes across the British Isles, including the village in which he grew up within The Moss Valley. ★★★★☆MOJO - "Melodically sublime... although Ghedi's music is infused with tradition, it's very much experiencing the present" ★★★★☆ Q - "a brilliant finger-picker and songwriter...shining a welcome light into an underrated genre" Tom Cox: Tom Cox is the author of ten books, including the Sunday Times top ten bestseller The Good, The Bad And The Furry, and 21st Century Yokel, which The Guardian called "a rich, strange, oddly glorious brew". His account of his year as Britain's most inept golf professional, Bring Me The Head Of Sergio Garcia, was longlisted for the William Hill Sports Book Of The Year Award. Tom lives in Devon and writes about nature, folklore and the countryside, choosing to publish his work on his website, having decided to stop writing for newspapers entirely in 2015. He also hosts a monthly radio show on the experimental rural radio station Soundart and does live rural storytelling tours around the UK. His debut book of fiction, Help The Witch, will be published by Unbound in October.

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Small Glories

on Wed, 23 May 2018 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

Folk powerhouse pair The Small Glories are Cara Luft & JD Edwards, a dynamic duo planted on the Canadian Prairies. A self-professed study in contrasts, Luft's folkie yin proves a perfect match for Edwards' rocker yang. Thrown together purely by accident for an anniversary show at Winnipeg's venerable West End Cultural Centre, The Small Glories is a partnership that could almost make you believe in fate. Straight out of the gate these two veteran singer/songwriters built a buzz around their tight harmonies, authenticity, visceral live performances and equally well-matched guitar prowess that doesn't come around often. Luft packs a mean banjo as well. The Winnipeg Free Press asks, "can two singer-songwriters be better than one? Yes, emphatically, yes, if the two in question are Cara Luft and JD Edwards... It's our loss they didn't [join forces] sooner... It's magic. Their 2016 debut album Wondrous Traveler is steeped in classic song structure, delivering instantly appealing melodic Americana with first-rate playing. The album found its way onto many critic's Top 10 lists across North America and Europe, and The Small Glories are finding themselves on stages from Vancouver to London and beyond. Together, Luft and Edwards are a musical tour de force, a case of 1 + 1 = 3. MrWishyWashy presents Launderette Sessions Fancy staying over somewhere in Durham that's a little quirky? https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/19425847 http://www.oldcinemalaunderette.uk/retro-gig-venue https://www.facebook.com/LaunderetteSessions/ https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g190832-d6612072-Reviews-Old_Cinema_Launderette-Durham_County_Durham_England.html https://mobile.twitter.com/LaunderetteSess https://www.instagram.com/launderette_sessions/ Old Cinema Launderette is a mix of standing and seating. If you wish to be seated it is best to arrive early. Doors open at 7pm. If you have any special needs please advise us by email to mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com and we will do our very best to accommodate these. The launderette is wheelchair friendly as is our beautiful toilet. All timings are approximate but generally:- Doors - 19.00 Support 19.50 Headline 20.30 Please check Old Cinema Launderette Facebook page for more up to date information. Old Cinema Launderette & bar serves craft beers on draught and a small but perfectly formed gin menu. We also serves OCC Coffee and Yorkshire Tea. We have a selection of fruit Teas and posh soft drinks.

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Woody Pines

on Wed, 23 May 2018 at Petersfield The Studio @ TPS 7:00pm

Fiery moonshine spirit that sparkles with feelgood freshness! (Maverick Magazine) Here at Square Roots Promotions in association with The Studio @ TPS we're simply thrilled to be able to host a show in Petersfield for the downright wonderful Woody Pines! On their last visit to European shores last year, these guys did indeed 'rip it up' leaving reviewers all over the country frothing at the gills! This one will sell out doubly quick, so even though it's a way away yet we'd really recommend getting your tickets early! And if you're wondering where the music of Nashville troubadour Woody Pines comes from, then look to the streets! It was on the streets as a professional busker that Woody first cut his teeth, drawing liberally from the lost back alley anthems and scratchy old 78's of American roots music, whether country blues, jugband, hokum or hillbilly. Heavy, rollicking street performances are the key to some of todays best roots bands, like Old Crow Medicine Show (Woody and OCMS' Gill Landry used to tour the country in their own jugband), and they're the key to Woody's intensely catchy rhythms, jumpy lyrics, and wildly delirious sense of fun. Woody travelled all over the streets of the States road testing his songs, drawing from the catchiest elements of the music he loved and adding in a hopped-up vintage electrification to get that old country dancehall sound down right. Woody Pines is the best band I ever heard in my life, I swear! I'm their biggest fan now! (Billy Joe Shaver) This is gonzo folk music, the kind of raise-the-rafters, boot-shakin' jump blues that used to be banging out of juke joints all over the South in the late 40's. It's tempting to call his newest music rockabilly, but it might be more accurate to call his new songs hillbilly boogie, a rarely remembered genre of American music made famous by the Delmore Brothers. Hillbilly boogie sits at the exact moment when the buzzed-out, electrified hillbilly country music of Appalachia first hit the sawdust-floored honky tonks of old Nashville and Memphis. It was the moment exactly before the birth of rock 'n' roll. Woody Pines is the best band I ever heard in my life, I swear! I'm their biggest fan now! (Billy Joe Shaver) This is serious roots music that's as much a way of life as an aesthetic choice. This music isn't for dabblers, you gotta feel it in your bones. Let Woody Pines help! More information at: www.squarerootspromotions.co.uk

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Sarah Mcquaid 2018 Uk Tour 'if We Dig Any Deeper....'

on Wed, 23 May 2018 at Malton The Milton Rooms 7:30pm

Doors open 7.30pm for 8.00pm performance. Website: www.sarahmcquaid.com Video clip: 'In Derby Cathedral' https://youtu.be/ULMaDwZJ4tg An absolute gem of a booking for the Milton Rooms! For both existing fans and those yet to discover her, this is a perfect opportunity to get up close and personal with this Madrid-born, Chicago-raised, Cornwall-based singer/songwriter. In 2017, Sarah was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Ards International Guitar Festival in Northern Ireland in recognition of her innovative use of the DADGAD tuning and her authorship of 'The Irish DADGAD Guitar Book'. The award puts her on the same platform as previous award recipients who include Davey Graham, John Renbourn, John Martyn, Martin Simpson, Pierre Bensusan and Martin Carthy. Sarah's latest and fifth album, 'If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous' (Shovel And A Spade, 2018), was produced by cult guitar great Michael Chapman. A staunch champion of Sarah's since the two met at the 2014 Village Pump Festival, Chapman has given her his Ibanez electric guitar on long-term loan; it features on several tracks on the album, which also sees Sarah playing piano, high-strung Stratocaster and her own 1965 Martin D-28 and custom-made Andy Manson acoustic guitars. The emphasis this time round is very much on Sarah's superb writing (including instrumental originals as well as songs) and delivery, plus arrangements for guitar and voice of the medieval chant Dies Irae and Jeff Wayne's classic Forever Autumn. She'll be promoting it with 2018 tours in the UK, Ireland, USA and continental Europe, and hopes to extend her range into Canada, Australia and New Zealand the following year. Sarah was just fantastic she had a sold out audience captivated from start to finish at Ards Arts Centre, Co. Down. A beautiful voice and technically accomplished player. Emily Crawford, Ards Arts Centre, Northern Ireland Brilliant musicianship, a warm and welcoming stage presence and a voice as rich, matured and knowing as the finest thrice-distilled Irish malt whiskey. Geoff Wallis, fRoots, UK Finding treasure feels great, and such is the case with musician Sarah McQuaid. ... I've attended hundreds of concerts of all kinds, and her subtle mastery onstage launches her straight into my fave shows ever. One voice, one guitar, and the wondrous reminder of the magic of music. Sarah has the gift. Gregory Weinkauf, The Huffington Post, USA A work that grows with each listen. Keith Ames, The Musician, UK The songs are acutely observed and literate, almost like journal notes set to music. They're measured and tranquil but they're never dull because there is always a sense of restlessness and unease behind the poetry.... And it's all lovely. Ian Pickles, R2/Rock 'n' Reel, UK

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Dan Walsh Trio

on Wed, 23 May 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Edwina Hayes & Rosalie Deighton

on Wed, 23 May 2018 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Findlay Brown

on Wed, 23 May 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ------------------------------------------------------ New Roots presents... FINDLAY BROWN Acclaimed British singer-songwriter Findlay Brown's 11 year career began with his 2007 single Come Home' from debut album 'Separated By The Sea' rooting him firmly in the nation's consciousness, it's chart placing landing him an appearance on the legendary Top of the Pops. Reviewing his debut, The Guardian referred to 'Separated By The Sea' as '..brilliantly melancholic, the most unlikely classic of the year'. Brown's sophomore release was the Bernard Butler (Suede, Duffy) produced album ''Love Will Find You' for the iconic Verve Records, leading to a U.S. tour and and a performance of his single 'How Long', with orchestra, on The Late Show with David Letterman. Since moving to Copenhagen in 2013 Brown has released the 2015 collection 'Slow Light', and on May 18th releases 'Not Everything Beautiful Is Good'. The disparate sounds of folk troubadours Nick Drake and Jackson C. Frank, heavyweight songwriters Harry Nilsson and Paul Simon, and avant-garde trailblazers Terry Riley and Arthur Russell float in and out of the new album's musical landscape like ghosts. A superb songwriter of depth and complexity, with a unique ability to combine the classic and the esoteric, Findlay Brown has a pioneering musical spirit, his career to this point taking him from his home town of York to London, on to Brooklyn in New York, and now settled in Denmark. To date he has toured and collaborated with, amongst many others, Bert Jansch, Fionn Regan, John Renbourn, Paul Weller, Brendan Benson, Bat For Lashes and Johnny Flynn. 'a rich-voiced master songwriter' ★★★★★ The Guardian "Set's the benchmark for gorgeous troubadour folk" MOJO "A kaleidoscopic, nostalgic vision." Interview Magazine Following in the footsteps of the likes of Joni Mitchell or Sarah McQuaid, Findlay Brown's "When the Lights Go Out" is a modern folk wonder set to Celtic tuning. PopMatters --------------------------------------------- New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk scene. It's committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves - for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible. Website: www.newrootsevents.com New Roots Radio: https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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David Starr

on Wed, 23 May 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- David Starr has a voice you will never forget. His music is authentic, his songs are honest, full of emotion and truth. The Head and Heart is a showcase for his classic songwriting style and wonderful guitar playing. John Oates David Starr owns a thriving guitar store in the heart of Cedaredge, Colorado, yet he believes his most compelling instrument is his voice a strong, beautiful baritone that is the cornerstone of his EP, The Head and Heart. Starr wrote or co-wrote five of the six songs on The Head and Heart, which was produced and arranged by John Oates and recorded in Nashville. The longtime friends decided to let the recordings have some breathing room, while still giving the city's brilliant session players an opportunity to shine. I've always done my own producing and it was liberating to let someone else take the reins, Starr says. I told John, 'I really want you to push me to sing better.' I have a tendency when I get in the studio to say, 'Yeah, that's in key and I got all the words right. Let's move on.' On a number of songs, he said, 'That's great. Get back in there and do it one more time.' I can hear where he pushed me a little bit. The Head and Heart begins elegantly with Edge of the World, which began as a story about the complexity of women, but also applies to the mysteries of music. The thoughtful title track conveys that dramatic distance between what you think and what you feel. It was Oates' suggestion to include The Mamas & The Papas' classic California Dreamin'. Without the familiar four-part harmonies of the original recording, Oates' atmospheric production draws attention to Starr's soulful singing. I like John's energy and his work ethic, Starr says. He's willing to take a song and reimagine it in any number of ways. In other words, just because you're locked into hearing it a certain way doesn't mean that's the only way. Starr's intriguing melodies elevate songs like Waiting in the Dark, which alludes to the drug addictions that haunted a number of his friends in the 1980s. Meanwhile, I've Come for You hints at timeless late-night temptations. Dancing With My Pride, co-written with his friend Bob Liepman at a songwriting workshop in California, is inspired by a character in a book written by his grandfather Fred Starr. David Starr grew up in Northwest Arkansas and started playing drums at 10, then picked up guitar at 13. He has released eight albums (including The Head and Heart) and opened shows for Survivor, Clint Black, Restless Heart, The Marshall Tucker Band and The Guess Who. He launched Starr's Guitars in Little Rock in 1998, then relocated to Cedaredge in 2001. Today, the store is such an institution that Cedaredge proclaimed the musician's birthday as David Starr Day in 2016. The year before, Starr released the album Love and Sabotage with special guests like John Oates, Richie Furay, Dana Cooper and Steve Cropper. As with previous albums, Starr is planning to divide his time between operating his guitar store and touring internationally to attentive, appreciative audiences. In a perfect world, I would be playing in a room where everybody's listening, he says. That's why I like a situation like a house concert or listening room because I like to tell a story. I like to talk about the inspiration behind the song. I just like connecting and that's what I hope to do with this new music.

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The Silken Same

on Wed, 23 May 2018 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

If we're talking about being firmly rooted between the traditional and the modern, then no-one embodies that more perfectly . sparkles with vigour - Nialler9 The Silken Same are Galway duo Mossy Nolan and Colm McGowan. Already known in their native Ireland, and having supported a formidable roll call of artists such This is the Kit, LAU, Luka Bloom, Seamus Fogarty, Pictish Trail, RM Hubbert, and Cass McCombs, they are making their UK debut in 2018. Theirs is a sound that artfully combines the bygone and the new, drawing on Irish and Balkan influences; songs that on the

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Estbel.

on Thu, 24 May 2018 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8:00pm

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Lewis Hamilton Band

on Thu, 24 May 2018 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Since their formation in August 2010 The Lewis Hamilton Band have been booked for over 500 shows from Shetland to Slovenia, and have appeared at most of the UK's biggest blues festivals, including Main Stage performances at Hebden Bridge and Maryport. As a guitarist Lewis pays tribute to some of the greatest musicians of the 20th century, taking influence from people like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix and Rory Gallagher. He also incorporates playing styles from more modern blues-rock musicians such as, Joe Bonamassa, Derek Trucks and Matt Schofield. As a vocalist he has developed his own unique and powerful style of singing, while taking influence from the likes of Joe Cocker and Dave Matthews.  -  His debut album Gambling Machine won the Scottish New Music Award for Scottish Jazz/Blues album of the year for 2012. Candlelight & Sympathy from Empty Roads will feature on the soundtrack of a new feature film 'Scar Tissue'. His third album Ghost Train has had numerous top reviews and acclaim from magazines and websites worldwide, and airplay in over 15 countries. In addition to his previous nominations in the 2012 and 2013 British Blues Awards and receiving two preliminary nominations in their song-writing category, Lewis was nominated as BEST YOUNG ARTIST in 2014, and again in 2015. We are thrilled to have Lewis and his band for their first gig in Oxford. For more info check out: http://lewishamiltonmusic.co.uk

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Lewis Hamilton Band

on Thu, 24 May 2018 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Since their formation in August 2010 The Lewis Hamilton Band have been booked for over 500 shows from Shetland to Slovenia, and have appeared at most of the UK's biggest blues festivals, including Main Stage performances at Hebden Bridge and Maryport. As a guitarist Lewis pays tribute to some of the greatest musicians of the 20th century, taking influence from people like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix and Rory Gallagher. He also incorporates playing styles from more modern blues-rock musicians such as, Joe Bonamassa, Derek Trucks and Matt Schofield. As a vocalist he has developed his own unique and powerful style of singing, while taking influence from the likes of Joe Cocker and Dave Matthews.  -  His debut album Gambling Machine won the Scottish New Music Award for Scottish Jazz/Blues album of the year for 2012. Candlelight & Sympathy from Empty Roads will feature on the soundtrack of a new feature film 'Scar Tissue'. His third album Ghost Train has had numerous top reviews and acclaim from magazines and websites worldwide, and airplay in over 15 countries. In addition to his previous nominations in the 2012 and 2013 British Blues Awards and receiving two preliminary nominations in their song-writing category, Lewis was nominated as BEST YOUNG ARTIST in 2014, and again in 2015. We are thrilled to have Lewis and his band for their first gig in Oxford. For more info check out: http://lewishamiltonmusic.co.uk

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Stephen Dale Petit In Concert

on Thu, 24 May 2018 at Wokingham Emmbrook Sports & Social Club 7:30pm

Stephen Dale Petit's playing style was described by Classic Rock Magazine as containing The fire of Freddie King, the instinct of Jimmy Page and the soul of Eric Clapton. It moved former Rolling Stone Mick Taylor to comment: He's got his own unique take on contemporary blues". We are incredibly luck to have a master of the blues guitar playing for us. http://www.stephendalepetit.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5m7pdn3F9w

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Hannah James & Claudia Schwab

on Thu, 24 May 2018 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

A Double Headline show, in which award-winning singer and accordion player Hannah (Lady Maisery, Maddy Prior Trio, JigDoll and other projects) is joined by Claudia, an eclectic Austrian-born fiddle player, singer and composer now based in Ireland. We can expect solo sets and some exciting joint numbers.

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Hannah James & Claudia Schwab

on Thu, 24 May 2018 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

A Double Headline show, in which award-winning singer and accordion player Hannah (Lady Maisery, Maddy Prior Trio, JigDoll and other projects) is joined by Claudia, an eclectic Austrian-born fiddle player, singer and composer now based in Ireland. We can expect solo sets and some exciting joint numbers.

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Chris While And Julie Matthews

on Thu, 24 May 2018 at Penistone Cubley Hall 7:30pm

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Grace Petrie

on Thu, 24 May 2018 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

Grace Petrie is a folk singer, songwriter and activist from Leicester whose unique takes on life, love and politics - and the warmth and wit with which they are delivered - have won over audiences across the alternative, folk, political and comedy scenes. She has supported Emmy the Great and Billy Bragg and collaborated with some of the most respected names in folk, including Peggy Seeger and Leon Rosselson, and regularly performs with Coven, Lady Maisery and O'Hooley & Tidow. Grace Petrie has also made her mark on the comedy scene, supporting Robin Ince and Josie Long and performing at Glastonbury four times, not bad for a singer making her debut seven years ago with the emotive song 'Farewell to Welfare.'

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The Small Glories

on Thu, 24 May 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Powerhouse duo The Small Glories (Cara Luft & JD Edwards) hail from the Canadian Prairies and specialise in a dynamic mix of folk and old time Americana. Originally thrown together purely by accident for an anniversary show at Winnipeg's venerable West End Cultural Centre, these two veteran musicians and singer/songwriters have built a reputation around their tight harmonies, authenticity, visceral live performances and instrumental prowess (on guitars, clawhammer banjo and harmonica). They are also extremely warm, funny and entertaining on stage.

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Mara Simpson & Victoria Park Singers

on Thu, 24 May 2018 at London St John on Bethnal Green 7:30pm

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Backyard Concerts Present 'oi Dipnoi '

on Thu, 24 May 2018 at Whitby Sanders Yard Bistro 7:00pm

Sicilian Folk Ensemble 'OI DIPNOI' join us for a special event. Hear the sounds of the Mediterranean,The Balkans, North Africa,and Sicily and enjoy food from our Sicilian themed menu. 'Simply stunning, music from heart of Etna'. Join us for this memorable evening..of music and food. A new take on Sicilian traditional music. Not to be missed!

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Ian Beetlestone & The Drowning Rats

on Thu, 24 May 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Originally salvaged from the murky waters of the Leeds house party scene in the early 2000s, Ian Beetlestone & the Drowning Rats didn't surface again until the mid 2010s in London's similarly seedy King's Cross. Clinging to the flotsam left behind when Tom Waits, Nina Simone, Jaques Brel and the Shangri-Las were recovered from the wreck, the Rats remain to be rescued. While they wait, they offer their unique combination of ratty jazz, drowned pop, magic, mystery, darkness and light to the capricious twin deities of love and song with ever pleading and desperate eyes. They hope that tonight's launch of their debut album, the Awful Truth, may meet with the fleeting approval of the gods. The Rats are: Ian Beetlestone piano & vocals Tom Fry double bass & vocals Dom Coles drums & vocals George Simmonds trombone & vocals Louis Schultz-Wiremu saxophone

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The Mike Ross Band

on Thu, 24 May 2018 at Brighton Latest Music Bar 7:30pm

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The Black Feathers Play Cafe#9!!

on Thu, 24 May 2018 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

The ability to write songs that are both modern and ancient is a rare thing. The product of an arcane art of weaving in traditional influences so thoroughly that they become the warp and weft of fresh creations. The Black Feathers, made up of Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler, are two such talents. They first became aware of the magic between them while collaborating on several musical projects, becoming The Black Feathers and life partners in 2012. Americana, Folk, and Acoustic Indie Rock sensibilities coexist comfortably in their musical world, with Hughes' guitar work buoying the kind of harmonies often only heard in family bands. We're REALLY happy to have Ray and Sian return to #9 for the third time!! ********************************************************************************** Harmonious Sheffield folk trio Two Birds One Stone are made up of singer and guitarist Rebecca Philip (a Bristol favourite) sandwiched between Pete and James of Sheffield's The Buffalo Skinners. They bring together their love of old and new folk, country, rock and roll and American old time. They're guaranteed to leave you with a smile on your face and a stone in your shoe.

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New Roots: Genevieve Dawson (full Band Show)

on Thu, 24 May 2018 at London The Old Queens Head;'' 7:30pm

Genevieve Dawson is a singer songwriter originally from Edinburgh, now based in South-East London. Bringing together a frank lyrical style with a warmth and soulfulness that inhabits the same alt-folk terrain as Laura Marling and Ani DiFranco, her rich and sophisticated sound pulls influence from jazz and folk in equal measure. She has recently completed studies in composition at Goldsmiths University of London, following in the footsteps of James Blake and Rosie Lowe, amongst many other esteemed alumni. She plays tonight backed by her full band. WATCH GENEVIEVE DAWSON: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaK4EaieQAc The product of Anglo-American parentage, James Riley grew up in South East London listening to the folk and soul sound of 70s America and wrote his first melody at the age of four. In his early twenties, he took off hitchhiking and busking through Europe from Amsterdam to Istanbul, writing songs along the way. Back in the UK, these songs became a band, only to change once more, with James' wandering spirit taking him to Nashville, Tennessee. Here he found his producer and they set about making the album which had travelled with him to his maternal homeland, where it could finally get free. [James Riley is] awesome like the Allman Brothers meets the Seeger Sessions Laura Marling Rick Leigh is a multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter from Lancashire who now resides in London. His music combines 3 part vocals with delicate keys, guitar and horn arrangements. In a live setting Rick works in a trio of multi-instrumentalists bringing together a huge variety of sonic elements from keys, guitar, bass, vocals, drums, saxophone and Flugelhorn. He has recently been named on Glastonbury's 2017 Emerging Talent Longlist. Described as 'A beautiful cacophony of instrumentation', Rick's live show is an intimate and delicate experience taking influence from Sufjan Stevens, Fleet Foxes and Grizzly Bear. Outside of his own project Rick has performed and worked with whole host of artists as both a singer and trumpeter including Alison Moyet, Denai Moore, Sam Lee and Luke Sital-Singh. New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk scene. It's committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves - for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible. Website: www.newrootsevents.com New Roots Radio: https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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The Port Sunlight Sea Dogs & Friends @ Hungry Horse Folk Club, @ Whitby Club, Ch65 6qf

on Thu, 24 May 2018 at Ellesmere Port The Whitby Club 7:45pm

Port Sunlight Sea Dogs 'sing out' tales of sailors and whalers, with raucous choruses and haunting ballads. With bully beef in our bellies, and salt water in our grog, our roots are steeped in folk and Celtic traditions, Merseybeat, Beatles, Skiffle, and even opera! We continue a great tradition of singing shanties and songs of heroes and villains, of a sailor's hard life at sea. And we always ask our friends- and the audience- to join us in delivering a musical broadside - come hell or high water! Recently, this show played to packed houses at the Floral Pavilion Blue Room and Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Music room. Their 'friends' will be Gerry Ffrench (winner of the "Costa Del Folk" talent competition), Dave Burrows & Les Bourne (of Fiddlestone) and Jo Pue Richards (ex- Calico).

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Chris Jagger Presented By Ealing Eclectic Musicspace

on Thu, 24 May 2018 at London The Red Room 8:00pm

Chris Jagger: Guitar & Vocals Chris Jagger needs little introduction to most followers of the Ealing Club. As a musician who began his career in the early 1970's he will be making his first visit to the tiny basement venue in Ealing Broadway. Having played the Ealing Blues Festival (Walpole Park) he has also written a three part radio series on the influence of Alexis Korner the pioneering blues musician and broadcaster whose 'R & B' nights in Ealing became the stuff of legend. As a performer and songwriter Chris has been influenced by Blues, Rock as well as Cajun music, Zydeco, Folk Music and Country Music. His recent compilation All The Best provides just a glimpse into an extensive back catalogue of music that will be on offer and delivered by his talented and experienced group of musicians attending on the 24th March 2018. These include: Elliet Mackrell: Fiddle, Charlie Hart: Piano: Dave Hatfield: Bass and Les Morgan on Drums Elliet Mackrell: Fiddle As a Classically trained violinist Elliett performs folk based music from Ireland & Europe and was a founding member of 'Kangaroo Moon'. She appears with the Polkaholics and Chris Jagger's acoustic trio. David Hatfield: Bass One of the UK's most respected bass players, David began playing bluegrass in 1967 with the Morris Boys and became the resident double bassist on several BBC Radio Shows and the Cambridge Folk Festival from 1977 to 1995. He has since played and toured with an a host of bluegrass legends including: Mac Wiseman, Jerry Douglas, Mark O'Connor, Bill Keith, Jim Rooney, Peter Rowan, Flaco Jimenez, Arlo Guthrie, Tex Logan, Greg Douglas, Gordon Titcomb, Rose Maddox, Don Stover, Bill Clifton, Orrin Star, Pete Sayers, Jim Couza, Ben Waters, Diz Watson, Pete Stanley, Ced Thorose, Roger Knowles, Malcolm Price, Brian Golbey and the Kursaal Flyers. Charlie Hart: Piano Inspired by blues, jazz and African music, he has worked with Alexis Korner, Ian Dury, Ronnie Lane, Eric Clapton and Charlie Watts. He produced Orchestra Virunga and Diz and the Doormen, composed music for the Oscar-nominated animated film Triangle and appeared in the feature film Stormy Monday. Besides working with Chris and the band, Charlie is currently concentrating on producing roots and jazz artists in his own Equator Studios, London. www.charliehart.com Les Morgan: Drums Les has been drumming around the world for the past 40 years. During his travels he has been the drive behind some really great performers, both in live venues and in the recording studio. He worked extensively with Joanne Kelly and performed with Alexis Korner, two of England's premier blues artists. Also with Chris Farlow, Mickey Jupp, Roy St John and Dana Gillespie to name but a few.

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Daphne's Flight

on Thu, 24 May 2018 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

Daphne's Flight Following a 21 year hiatus from their eponymously named debut album and tour, each receiving critical acclaim, Daphne's Flight reemerged in 2017 with a brand new album, Knows Time, Knows Change. A much-anticipated tour of the UK and an exciting festival season followed including performances at Cambridge and Shrewsbury Festivals. 'Solid gold standard dream-team music making. A key album of this year already, and no mistake' fRoots 'Tasteful harmonies, delicate arrangements, soulful material' Mojo 'Individually they are classy performers, together they are utterly sublime' FRUK

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Lily Neill In Concert At Mycenae House

on Fri, 25 May 2018 at London Mycenae House 7:30pm

LILY NEILL is an internationally renowned harpist who has enthralled audiences around the world with her original compositions and the Irish jigs and reels, Finnish tangos and Lithuanian dances that she has collected on her travels. Her leftfield blend of classical training and interest in celtic folk roots is currently redefining what the audience can expect from the harp. musical and artistic freedom which is boundless in its possibility and contagious in its energy and passion. Part of the new Harp revolution extolling aspects of harp music never previously heard Irish Music Magazine She began her career as a child and in her teens performed for the likes of US President Bill Clinton and alongside Irish super-group, The Chieftains. Lily holds a 1st Class Honours degree in Irish Music and Dance from the Irish World Academy at the University of Limerick, Ireland, and a Master of Music degree from the prestigious Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland. Upon the release of her first CD, "Without Words," Irish Music Magazine enthusiastically crowned Lily part of the "New Harp Revolution" and she is living up to that, bringing the harp's multi-faceted personality to audiences with her dynamic kaleidoscope of music. staggering beauty that melts your heart The Irish American News Lily's performances reflect her passion for music, from the eerily beautiful to the exuberantly playful. This passion draws listeners into a vivid, efflorescent soundscape. This is harp like you've never experienced it! A rare opportunity to see Lily performing a solo concert in London. Not to be missed!

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Lily Neill In Concert At Mycenae House

on Fri, 25 May 2018 at London Mycenae House 7:30pm

LILY NEILL is an internationally renowned harpist who has enthralled audiences around the world with her original compositions and the Irish jigs and reels, Finnish tangos and Lithuanian dances that she has collected on her travels. Her leftfield blend of classical training and interest in celtic folk roots is currently redefining what the audience can expect from the harp. musical and artistic freedom which is boundless in its possibility and contagious in its energy and passion. Part of the new Harp revolution extolling aspects of harp music never previously heard Irish Music Magazine She began her career as a child and in her teens performed for the likes of US President Bill Clinton and alongside Irish super-group, The Chieftains. Lily holds a 1st Class Honours degree in Irish Music and Dance from the Irish World Academy at the University of Limerick, Ireland, and a Master of Music degree from the prestigious Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland. Upon the release of her first CD, "Without Words," Irish Music Magazine enthusiastically crowned Lily part of the "New Harp Revolution" and she is living up to that, bringing the harp's multi-faceted personality to audiences with her dynamic kaleidoscope of music. staggering beauty that melts your heart The Irish American News Lily's performances reflect her passion for music, from the eerily beautiful to the exuberantly playful. This passion draws listeners into a vivid, efflorescent soundscape. This is harp like you've never experienced it! A rare opportunity to see Lily performing a solo concert in London. Not to be missed!

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Gilmore & Roberts @ The Acorn, Penzance

on Fri, 25 May 2018 at Penzance Acorn Arts Centre 7:30pm

Doors 7.30pm Show begins at 8pm. Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Katriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar) met while studying at Leeds College of Music and released their debut album in 2008. Since then, the duo have toured Canada and mainland Europe, played some of the UK's biggest acoustic festivals, toured with folk rock legends Fairport Convention and won countless accolades for their genre-spanning work.

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Gilmore & Roberts @ The Acorn, Penzance

on Fri, 25 May 2018 at Penzance Acorn Arts Centre 7:30pm

Doors 7.30pm Show begins at 8pm. Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Katriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar) met while studying at Leeds College of Music and released their debut album in 2008. Since then, the duo have toured Canada and mainland Europe, played some of the UK's biggest acoustic festivals, toured with folk rock legends Fairport Convention and won countless accolades for their genre-spanning work.

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Jim Moray

on Fri, 25 May 2018 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:00pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from Jim Moray, plus a set from each of the support acts. * Concessionary tickets are for the unwaged (ie no paid employment) - proof required at the door on the night. Please note that we have an allocation of ten concessionary online tickets for each of our concerts - first come first served! * Tickets on the door (where still available) will be priced at £14/12 * Mix of row seats and standing room. * Seats are not reserved, and a ticket may not always guarantee a seat, although there will be standing room. IF HAVING A SEAT IS ESSENTIAL TO YOU, PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ARE THERE WHEN THE DOOR OPENS AT 7PM, AS THE ROOM FILLS UP QUICKLY FOR POPULAR CONCERTS. We will not be able to bring in extra seats. If you are not able to be there at 7pm, please contact us prior to the day of the event and we will do our best to help. * Yummy food and real ale available! Please note that you will not be able to eat in the ballroom where the concert is held, although once the doors open you may reserve a seat in the ballroom and then eat elsewhere. If you wish to eat, please ensure that you arrive in plenty of time to order and eat your food. * For more information or to contact the Goose please see our website www.thegooseisout.com

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Jim Moray

on Fri, 25 May 2018 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:00pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from Jim Moray, plus a set from each of the support acts. * Concessionary tickets are for the unwaged (ie no paid employment) - proof required at the door on the night. Please note that we have an allocation of ten concessionary online tickets for each of our concerts - first come first served! * Tickets on the door (where still available) will be priced at £14/12 * Mix of row seats and standing room. * Seats are not reserved, and a ticket may not always guarantee a seat, although there will be standing room. IF HAVING A SEAT IS ESSENTIAL TO YOU, PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ARE THERE WHEN THE DOOR OPENS AT 7PM, AS THE ROOM FILLS UP QUICKLY FOR POPULAR CONCERTS. We will not be able to bring in extra seats. If you are not able to be there at 7pm, please contact us prior to the day of the event and we will do our best to help. * Yummy food and real ale available! Please note that you will not be able to eat in the ballroom where the concert is held, although once the doors open you may reserve a seat in the ballroom and then eat elsewhere. If you wish to eat, please ensure that you arrive in plenty of time to order and eat your food. * For more information or to contact the Goose please see our website www.thegooseisout.com

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John Jones & The Reluctant Ramblers

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

John Jones, the charismatic lead singer of award-winning Oysterband, has been an avid walker for many years. In 2009, John combined his love of walking with his music and led a group of walkers and musicians from his home on the Welsh Borders, via the Wychwood Festival in Cheltenham, to the Big Session Festival then in Leicester. They walked during the day and either played a gig or enjoyed their own session in the evening. Walks have continued every year and now John and his band of intrepid walkers and musicians return to his native Yorkshire to continue the Spine of England Walking Tour he began in 2011, some 6 years ago. Starting where he left off in Holmfirth, having walked from the Staffordshire Moorlands, John takes to the Pennine Way to walk from the High Peak to The Dales, from Saddleworth Moor to Settle, with gigs each evening. John will be joined by The Reluctant Ramblers, a bunch of friends and top class musicians. The full band will be: Al Scott, guitar, bouzouki; Tim Cotterell, Fiddle, Mandolin; Rowan Godel, voice, guitar; Lindsey Oliver, stand-up bass, voice; and guest Bof Whalley, guitar, voice and commentary.

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Sheer Music Present... Grace Petrie

on Fri, 25 May 2018 at Trowbridge The Village Pump 8:00pm

Doors 8pm 8.45 - 9.15 - Jim Lockey 9.30 - 10.30 - Grace Petrie http://www.sheermusic.co.uk/ £8 adv. £10 otd. 16+

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Estbel

on Fri, 25 May 2018 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7:30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.15pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Estbel are a band consisting of Estonian dreamers Leana Vapper-Dhoore and Sänni Noormets, as well as the Dhoore brothers from Belgium. Estbel's new repertoire is ripe with magical realism and could be described as a walk with Björk and Gabriel Garcia Marquez in a Northern landscape filled with delicate arrangements and dainty harmonies. Their new programme is diverse and colourful and there is something for everyone both younger and older folk and indie music fans. Listen, observe and let the music give you a whole new lease of life!

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Brooks Williams Trio With Andy Seward & Keith Angel

on Fri, 25 May 2018 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Brooks Williams, from Statesboro, Georgia USA (the town made famous by country-blues legend Blind Willie McTell and his song Statesboro Blues), creates a super-charged acoustic music that draws heavily on both his blues and Americana roots. The resulting sound can be described as Blues-icana, that confluence of crossroads where American roots music comes together. Keys And Chords describes Williams' music as "A beautiful fusion of blues, old country and a touch Americana. fRoots says Williams "really rocks, stirring up soulful Americana, full-on blues and tasty rootsy grooves." Like drinking whiskey from a honey jar, you get both the sweet and the bite. Resonator slide and acoustic Piedmont picking lay down the groove while Williams' laid-back low-country vocal floats over top. Brooks Williams got his start in the clubs and bars around New York and Boston (the same music scene that years earlier sparked the careers of Bonnie Raitt and Chris Smither). There, playing 5-6 nights a week, he developed his signature roots sound. From the very beginning and still to this day, audiences are often heard asking, how can one guitar and one voice sound like a full band? In 2013 Williams was nominated best male vocalist by the UK's foremost roots-music mavens, Spiral Earth. AmericanaUK says, he has a beautiful voice that you just melt into. He has that way of delivering a song that plays with the line the way a slide guitarist teases the notes from the strings.
 And he's one helluva good guitar player, ranked in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists.

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Op Sa!

on Fri, 25 May 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "... A potent brew of contemporary Balkan gypsy brilliance which will have you dance so hard, you'll probably end the evening slammed in a corner wondering what just happened to you..." - BBC Radio 3 This fiery travelling party that goes by the name of Op Sa! is big, bold and brass-heavy. Bringing their own passionate brand of Gypsy Balkan music, Op Sa! is an addictive blend of wild beats, gypsy flair and modern sound. They've supported top bands such as Serbian band KAL, worked alongside producers Gypsy Hill and performed at prestigious venues such as the Royal Festival Hall alongside the London Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2017 they were featured on BBC Proms, BBC Radio 3, and their most recent two projects involved collaborating with young Romani rapper MC Azza to produce a charity single aimed at helping refugees, as well as inviting the Macedonian master trumpeter King Naat Veliov of Kocani Orkestar to a collaborative performance in London. Listeners can look forward to songs from Serbia, Macedonia, Bosnia and the Roma culture with a growing number of original compositions and arrangements incorporating jazz, rock and prog influences. The band's sets are orchestrally varied and dynamic, and ooze passion for what they do. The original band teams up a trumpet section with clarinet, sax, trombones, tuba, electric guitars, and drum kit, giving a contemporary twist to deep-rooted cultural influences and create an unmistakeably rich sound. Lately they've been featuring their small band comprised of lead guitar, rhythm guitar, trumpet and tuba and playing some more mellow selections. You will be mesmerised, compelled to dance and unable to drag yourself away from this lively gypsy party.

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Rory Mcleod

on Fri, 25 May 2018 at Leicester St Anne's Community Hall 7:30pm

An evening of multi-instrumental social, political & personal storytelling with a BBC Folk Award-winner - Foot-tapping on your doorstep ! Bar to 11pm - Tickets in advance (£8) & on door (£10) A fundraiser for a new neighbourhood cycling club and warm-up to www.westernparkfestival.co.uk

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Black Feathers / Joe Solo

on Fri, 25 May 2018 at Leeds New Headingley Club 8:00pm

Husband and wife duo playing a blend of folk and Americana with support from the award winning Scarborough based writer poet activist and washing machine engineer.

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Hannah James And Claudia Schwab At Liverpool Irish Centre

on Fri, 25 May 2018 at Liverpool St Michael's Irish Centre 7:30pm

Hannah James, one of the UK's top folk musicians, and Ireland-based Austrian fiddle-singer Claudia Schwab are teaming up for a series of concerts this Spring, and it promises to be a truly special evening of cross-cultural music. Hannah has emerged as one of the most imaginative and adventurous artists on the folk scene. First coming to national attention as accordion player and singer with the band Kerfuffle, she was in an acclaimed duo with Bellowhead's Sam Sweeney, is a member of female vocal harmony trio Lady Maisery, and has worked with folk legend Maddy Prior in the trio 3 for Joy. Hannah amazed audiences across the UK with her breathtaking one-woman show JigDoll when it debuted in 2015. The show has now grown to include a brand new lineup of musicians who are all masters of their field: percussionist Cormac Byrne, fiddle player and singer Kate Young and bassist Marti Tarn. Claudia is an originally Austrian fiddle player, singer and composer, who lives and works in Ireland. Stomping rhythms, fiery reels, consoling Indian raags and funk-beat yodelling abound in Claudia's blend of Irish, Indian, Swedish and Eastern European folk music styles overlaid with Austrian yodelling. Her musical journeys brought her to Egypt, California, Italy, Slovenia, India, Ireland, New York, Moldova, Transnistria, Estonia, UK, Spain, Tchech Republik, Sweden, Austria, Switzerland, Germany and Hungary, as part of orchestras and bands as well as touring her solo project. Since having completed her BA in music and psychology in 2012 and an MA in ethnomusicology at UCC in 2013, she works as a freelance musician. Current projects include collaborations with German Jazz legend Matthias Schriefl, Scottish fiddle-singer Kate Young (Kate in the Kettle), the Craic Addicts (IRE), Hannah James, Austrian string trio Netnakisum and the Irish Gamelan Orchestra. Her debut solo album ´Amber Sands´ was released in April 2014, followed by her first EP Attic Mornings EP (special edition on vinyl) in October 2016 and her second full album Attic Mornings in 2017. KENNEY AND KILCAWLEY Mikey Kenney and Damon Kilcawley; two well-respected traditional musicians and songwriters come together with a vast wealth of music featuring original songs and tunes interspersed with traditional music from England, Ireland, Scotland and beyond... Mikey Kenney; fiddle & banjo... Well known on the folk scene as a stalwart of Liverpool's fiddle tradition and a member of the acclaimed Scottish traditional supergroup, the Band of Burns. Writer and performer of the two praised 'Ottersgear' folk albums set in the Forest of Bowland, Lancashire (5/5 fRoots magazine). Founder of Irish trad band Saltcutters and member of the historical Liverpool Céilí band. Damon Kilcawley; guitar & mandolin... one of England's best flatpicking bluegrass and old-time guitarists and a stellar traditional mandolin player from Lancashire. One half of the Bimble brothers and founder of the Kilcawley Family bluegrass outfit.

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Vitality Two Plays Jelly Roll Morton

on Fri, 25 May 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

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

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Americana, Country & Roots Presents...

on Fri, 25 May 2018 at Preston Stanley Arms 7:00pm

A night of original and acoustic music by 3 of the biggest names in the UK country and Americana scene. Sit back and relax in this beautiful intimate venue in the heart of Preston.

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New Roots: Inmiriam / The Magic Lantern (solo)

on Fri, 25 May 2018 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

INMIRIAM is a new project from Ellie Rose Rusbridge inspired by the biblical story of poet and prophetess Miriam. Ellie's influences span a childhood steeped in scared choral music and traditional Irish folk tunes. Her adolescence was soundtracked by Joni Mitchell, Kate Bush and Martha Wainwright who sparked her first attempts at songwriting aged 13. She recently completed an MMus in Creative Practice at Goldsmiths University where experimental pop and vocal music are at the forefront of her research and practice.. This eclecticism plays out in a remarkably original artist, her songs are intricate in detailed arrangement, rich in melody and sensitively bound in poetic sentiment. Dusk-lit songs, strong and tender and sung in a voice that curls darkly at the edges in a way that'll entice fans of Joanna Newsom and Regina Spektor Time Out Magazine A rare and totally individual talent... Her music straddles folk, pop and classical and cannot be easily pigeonholed into any genre. In a favourite song of mine, 'Hejira Again', she responds to Joni Mitchell's 1976 album and reveals a humility and awareness of the rich heritage of female singer-songwriters into which she has stepped. " - Sam Lee, Folk Musician, founder of The Nest Collective. Listen to INMIRIAM: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRzeNT9sYAM Born in Australia before moving to the UK at 12, it was while studying in Bristol that Jamie Doe began performing as The Magic Lantern alongside friends and long-term collaborators in the DIY Bristol music scene including This Is The Kit, Rozi Plain and Rachael Dadd. His debut album 'A World In A Grain Of Sand' was mixed by Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno, Paul Simon) and released in June 2011 and was vocally supported by Late Junction's Verity Sharp, Bob Harris and Tom Robinson (BBC Radio 3, 2 and 6 respectively) among others. In 2015 his 'Love of Too Much Living Remakes' album featured interpretations of his songs by This Is The Kit, Sam Brookes, Emilia Martensson, Wallis Bird, Rozi Plain and Low Chimes among others. A star of London's diverse music scene, 2016 saw The Magic Lantern touring alongside Mancunian poet and saxophonist Alabaster Deplume, performing with Jamie Cullum at the BBC Proms and singing on Sam Lee's 'Lovely Molly' winning 'Best Traditional Track' at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. 2017 culminated in the release the album's first single 'Holding Hands' in late October which has been streamed more than 100k times and been championed by the likes of Jacob Collier, Jamie Cullum and Tom Robinson Very, very special Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music Intriguing, compelling and exceptional. A man to watch The Guardian WATCH THE MAGIC LANTERN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8akWiPE_bXg New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk scene. It's committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves - for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible. Website: www.newrootsevents.com New Roots Radio: https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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Stockbridge Sessions Volume Iv : Hannah Fisher And Sorren Maclean W/ Support

on Fri, 25 May 2018 at Edinburgh Cowan and Sons 7:00pm

Welcome to Volume IV of The Stockbridge Sessions, a series of live music events hosted by the wonderful Cowan & Sons of Stockbridge. For our fourth event, we are very excited to welcome Hannah Fisher and Sorren Maclean all the way from Mull for a rare intimate performance. As frequent collaborators, Hannah and Sorren have racked up an impressive CV. When not writing, recording and performing together, both Hannah and Sorren tour extensively with Idlewild, Roddy Woomble, King Creosote and Karen Matheson. Both have released solo records in the past few years, with Sorren's debut album 'Winter Stay Autumn' being included in The Herald's 'Top 50 Scottish Albums of 2015'. Recent successes include sharing stages with the likes of Ricki-Lee Jones and Turin Brakes as well as performing at Glastonbury. Other credits to Sorren's name include his work with virtuoso guitarist Finlay Wells and singer Laurie Cameron, as well as numerous compositional and production projects that have been used by the likes of Channel 4 and the BBC. Sorren has performed on over 20 albums, including upcoming releases from Nashville singer Eliza Lynn, Rura's Steven Blake, Andrew Mitchell from The Hazey Janes and the legendary King Creosote. his work as a solo artist has garnered praise from the likes of Clash Magazine, Folk Radio and BBC Radio Scotland. A Finalist in the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2013, Hannah Fisher's fiddle playing has been described as 'one of the secret weapons of Scottish indie-folk'. (The Herald) Despite an exhaustive touring schedule, as well as her work with numerous mainstays of Scottish folk such as Dougie MacLean and Ross Ainslie, Hannah also performs with the Hannah Fisher band. Her 2013 release Watching Time saw her described as 'more than a match for some of the folk scene's better known champions' (Real Gone Rocks). Needless to say we are over the moon for what promises to be an incredible evening! You can find out more about Hannah and Sorren's music here: https://hannahfisher.bandcamp.com/releases https://sorrenmaclean.bandcamp.com/releases Tickets are available to purchase at the link below for £8.

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Keith James - The Songs Of Nick Drake

on Sat, 26 May 2018 at Sedgefield The Manor House 7:00pm

Keith James - His haunting and immaculately crafted concert - The Songs of Nick Drake This concert begins with an introductory set of timeless songs by brilliant songwriters all contemporary with Nick Drake. Richard Thompson, Roy Harper, Sandy Denny, Al Stewart, Vashti Bunyan, John Martyn, Bridget St John and Bert Jansch. Also featured are two poems by William Blake which Keith has set to guitar arrangements based on Nick's unique style. Nick Drake is the most revered and loved of all this country's singer/songwriters. He recorded three cherished Albums between 1969 and 1972 but was almost entirely unknown in his day. After his tragic death in 1974, aged only 26, his music almost disappeared into obscurity. Now, thanks to a massive resurgence of interest and a worldwide re-evaluation of his genius, Nick Drake has become a National treasure. An important book, Remembered for a while has been recently released, written by his elder Sister Gabrielle Drake. This volume throws light on almost everything attributed to Nick's brief career as a songwriter and recording artist as well as on many corners of mystery and supposition. A number of years have now passed since singer/guitarist Keith James paralysed the whole country with his stunningly beautiful series of concerts entitled The Songs of Nick Drake. At the beginning of the project in 2001 he was the first artist ever to bring this fragile and intriguing music to theatres across the UK in its pure live concert form. The end result was over a decade of highly acclaimed concerts amounting to over 1500 shows in venues in the UK, Ireland, Holland, France, Italy and Spain including all of Nick's Schools and Colleges even Glastonbury Festival. 'Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear' The Independent 'Keith James has become a pillar of trust. A sublimely intimate and engaging voice' Sunday Times 'a sensitive and pleasingly understated delivery, all the better that the songs might speak for themselves' Acoustic Magazine Keith James' website www.keith-james.com

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Snake Davis & The Burdon Of Paradise

on Sat, 26 May 2018 at Howden The Shire Hall 7:30pm

The 20th Anniversary concert for The Yorkshire Cancer Centre Appeal. Help us pop £50k!

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Slim Chance

on Sat, 26 May 2018 at Lewes The Con Club 7:30pm

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

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Fairport Convention

on Sat, 26 May 2018 at Cranbrook St Dunstans Church 7:00pm

Fairport Convention has been making great music for over fifty years. Credited with originating British folk-rock music, the band has been through many changes but the current members retain a passion for live performance. This year's Winter Tour will feature a mix of long-established Fairport favourites and new material from their most recent studio album 50:50@50 celebrating their Golden anniversary. Fairport Convention has attracted critical acclaim: the band has won a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award; Radio 2 listeners voted Fairport's groundbreaking album Liege & Lief 'The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time'; and their story has been celebrated with a major documentary on BBC Four television. Fairport Convention features Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, Ric Sanders on violin and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion. Whether you are a long-time fan or a newcomer to their music, an evening with Fairport Convention is sure to surprise and delight you. Impressive musicians with a great back catalogue... (they) take chances and clearly enjoy themselves. The Guardian Vigorous and confident...the music leapt around the room. The Mirror

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Walthamstow Folk Festival 2018

on Sat, 26 May 2018 at London Mirth, Marvel & Maud 12:00pm

This year we've got artists from America, Canada, Ireland, Bulgaria, Gambia, the Inner Hebrides and England. And there'll be morris dancing and strange beasts. It takes place in the shabbily beautiful, intimate and extremely historic former EMD cinema, just two minutes from Walthamstow's 24-hour tube. And tickets are the same price as last year. The first artist will be on stage at 12.30pm and the last artist will be off stage at 10.30pm. After that we'll hang around and share songs and tunes and everyone is welcome to join in or simply sit, listen and natter. Artists performing: The London Bulgarian Choir Ye Vagabonds Bonnie Dobson Anna Roberts-Gevalt Lisa Knapp Cormac Begley WHɎTE Nick Hart Jali Bakary Konteh Boss Morris The venue serves delicious food, fancy ales and superb cocktails and is open until 2am if you never want to go home. Unfortunately as the venue is still under restoration it isn't yet wheelchair accessible.

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Gilmore & Roberts

on Sat, 26 May 2018 at South Molton George Hotel;'' 7:30pm

Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Katriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar) have toured the UK, Canada and mainland Europe, and their critically acclaimed albums have received airplay on BBC Radio 2, 3, 4 and 6music.

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Fest-noz (breton Ceilidh)

on Sat, 26 May 2018 at Edinburgh St Peter's Hall 7:30pm

EdinBal is bringing Breton music and dancing back to Edinburgh with our third edition of the Fête de la Bretagne / Gouel Breizh! This year is our biggest event to date, with 3 bands invited, resulting in 7 Breton musicians to make you dance at the event! Duo Felder/Rohaut, comes from Brittany and is made of two of the most renowned fiddle players from Brittany: Thomas Felder (Kadja Trio, Vincendeau-Felder) and Youenn Rohaut (Kreiz Breizh Akademi, Nâtah Big Band). They play a wide repertoire of tunes from Brittany and due to their virtuosity and their energy on stage, they are highly demanded in Brittany and beyond! Kafe Koefet is one of the most famous Breton bands from the Paris area! Formed of Fanch Peron on the accordion, Erwan Quintin on the fiddle and Cyril Guiguian on the guitar, they offer traditional Breton music with a folky sound. We will also welcome the debut of a local Glaswegian Breton band. We can't wait to welcome these amazing musicians and share our excitement with you! Expect the typical Breton line dances (gavotte, plinn, ridée, ...) and a few couple dances. Dances are very easy to join, and the atmosphere will be very welcoming! A dance workshop will be organised from 5pm to 6.15pm to show you the basics so that you can fully enjoy the evening. Live music from 7.30pm to 11.30pm, finishing with an open session to complete the evening. There will also be Breton crepes, far and cidre, for a full dancing, musical, and gustative Breton experience. Tickets: £11 (full price) / £9 (students, unemployed, 60+, 18-), free for children under 14 20 early bird tickets available here with 15% discount until 6th May More information: www.edinbal.org.uk

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Fest-noz (breton Ceilidh)

on Sat, 26 May 2018 at Edinburgh St Peter's Hall 7:30pm

EdinBal is bringing Breton music and dancing back to Edinburgh with our third edition of the Fête de la Bretagne / Gouel Breizh! This year is our biggest event to date, with 3 bands invited, resulting in 7 Breton musicians to make you dance at the event! Duo Felder/Rohaut, comes from Brittany and is made of two of the most renowned fiddle players from Brittany: Thomas Felder (Kadja Trio, Vincendeau-Felder) and Youenn Rohaut (Kreiz Breizh Akademi, Nâtah Big Band). They play a wide repertoire of tunes from Brittany and due to their virtuosity and their energy on stage, they are highly demanded in Brittany and beyond! Kafe Koefet is one of the most famous Breton bands from the Paris area! Formed of Fanch Peron on the accordion, Erwan Quintin on the fiddle and Cyril Guiguian on the guitar, they offer traditional Breton music with a folky sound. We will also welcome the debut of a local Glaswegian Breton band. We can't wait to welcome these amazing musicians and share our excitement with you! Expect the typical Breton line dances (gavotte, plinn, ridée, ...) and a few couple dances. Dances are very easy to join, and the atmosphere will be very welcoming! A dance workshop will be organised from 5pm to 6.15pm to show you the basics so that you can fully enjoy the evening. Live music from 7.30pm to 11.30pm, finishing with an open session to complete the evening. There will also be Breton crepes, far and cidre, for a full dancing, musical, and gustative Breton experience. Tickets: £11 (full price) / £9 (students, unemployed, 60+, 18-), free for children under 14 20 early bird tickets available here with 15% discount until 6th May More information: www.edinbal.org.uk

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Grace Petrie

on Sun, 27 May 2018 at London Rich Mix 8:00pm

Grace Petrie is a folk singer, songwriter, and activist from Leicester, UK. She first exploded on to the national protest scene in 2010 with the emotive anthem Farewell to Welfare, which captured perfectly the spirit of the new wave of dissent in austerity Britain. Since then, she has written, recorded and toured relentlessly. Her unique takes on life, love and politics, and the warmth and wit with which they are delivered have won over audiences everywhere, and she has quietly become one of the most respected and prolific songwriters working in the UK today.

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Jill Jackson

on Sun, 27 May 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Jackson first burst on to the UK music scene as the front-woman of rock band Speedway, with whom she scored one top ten hit in 2004. When the band split in 2005 Jackson embarked upon a career as a solo artist and has developed a musical style that is far removed from the pop/rock music that made her name. When Speedway came to an end I decided to go back to my roots and play the kind of music that I love - Dolly Parton, Shelby Lynne, the Stones, Buddy Holly, Chet Atkins and Joni Mitchell. I just wanted to strip the whole sound back. 2018 will see the release of Jill's 4th Studio album and a first chance for her fans to hear the new material. We can't wait!

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The X-men,the Voo-dooms,the Cretins

on Sun, 27 May 2018 at Lewes The Con Club 7:00pm

THE X-MEN,THEVOO+ DOOMS,THE CRETINS DJ'S MR A MISS A ,NEIL SICK STAY SICK PLAYING GARAGE,TRASH,PSYCH,GRIND&COOL BEATS

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Folk In The Barn Presents Fairport Convention - Spring Tour 2018

on Sun, 27 May 2018 at Sandwich St Mary's Church 7:00pm

Fairport Convention Spring Tour 2018 As much a British Summer Institution as Wimbledon The Guardian Enjoy an evening of musical celebration with National Treasures - Fairport Convention. Britain's best loved Folk-Rockers. Credited with originating British folk-rock, Fairport first took to the stage in1967's summer of love. Throughout the intervening five decades (and numerous changes of line-up) the band's passion for live performance has never wavered. Fairport Convention have attracted critical acclaim throughout their long career. The band won a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award, Radio 2 listeners voted Fairport's groundbreaking album Liege & Lief 'The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time', and their story has been celebrated a number of times with a major documentary on BBC 4 Television and another more recently for Sky Arts to mark their amazing achievement of 50 years on the road. Fairport Convention's line-up is Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, Ric Sanders on violin and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion. An evening with Fairport is a joyous occasion, fabulous songs, outstanding musicianship and a lot of laughter. Impressive musicians with a great back catalogue... (they) take chances and clearly enjoy themselves. The Guardian Vigorous and confident...the music leapt around the room. The Mirror Doors 7pm for 7.45pm start Tickets Online (Wegottickets) £22.50 Offline (from Fitb at gigs or by post) £24 On the Door £26 12 25 £12

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Folk In The Barn Presents Fairport Convention - Spring Tour 2018

on Sun, 27 May 2018 at Sandwich St Mary's Church 7:00pm

Fairport Convention Spring Tour 2018 As much a British Summer Institution as Wimbledon The Guardian Enjoy an evening of musical celebration with National Treasures - Fairport Convention. Britain's best loved Folk-Rockers. Credited with originating British folk-rock, Fairport first took to the stage in1967's summer of love. Throughout the intervening five decades (and numerous changes of line-up) the band's passion for live performance has never wavered. Fairport Convention have attracted critical acclaim throughout their long career. The band won a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award, Radio 2 listeners voted Fairport's groundbreaking album Liege & Lief 'The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time', and their story has been celebrated a number of times with a major documentary on BBC 4 Television and another more recently for Sky Arts to mark their amazing achievement of 50 years on the road. Fairport Convention's line-up is Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, Ric Sanders on violin and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion. An evening with Fairport is a joyous occasion, fabulous songs, outstanding musicianship and a lot of laughter. Impressive musicians with a great back catalogue... (they) take chances and clearly enjoy themselves. The Guardian Vigorous and confident...the music leapt around the room. The Mirror Doors 7pm for 7.45pm start Tickets Online (Wegottickets) £22.50 Offline (from Fitb at gigs or by post) £24 On the Door £26 12 25 £12

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Gilmore & Roberts

on Sun, 27 May 2018 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Katriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar) met while studying at Leeds College of Music and released their debut album in 2008. Since then, the duo have toured Canada and mainland Europe, played some of the UK's biggest acoustic festivals, toured with folk rock legends Fairport Convention, and won countless accolades for their genre-spanning work. 2015 saw the release of their fourth album, 'Conflict Tourism', which appeared on several end-of-year Best Album lists and received national airplay on both BBC Radio 2 & BBC 6music. To celebrate a decade as a duo, Gilmore & Roberts released their first live album 'In Our History - LIVE' in November 2016 - exactly ten years to the day since their first EP release.'Hot property' - fRoots

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Ruth Theodore

on Sun, 27 May 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Extraordinary" - The Guardian ★★★★ "Confident, assured and truly unique" - Fatea Magazine "Truly original..." "Her new album's a killer" - fRoots Ruth Theodore's songs fascinate audiences with their gripping honesty and distinctive lyricism. Over an array of unconventional guitar tunings, Ruth sings stories of the known universe with captivating vocal dexterity and poetic originality. Ruth moves almost recklessly between pacey political passages, stomping slide guitar, and enchanting piano pieces that conjure the compositional freedom of a young Keith Jarrett, with the timeless qualities of such artists as Carole King and Nina Simone. Turning her music on its head at every opportunity, Ruth's natural lyricism and deliberate turn of phrase is that of a skilled writer in command of, and having fun with, the idea of contemporary songwriting. Ruth's fourth studio album 'Cactacus', which she recorded with producer and bassist Todd Sickafoose (Anais Mitchell/Ani Difranco), was released through Aveline Records in September 2016. Ruth travelled and played her way through California and up into Oregon to work alongside a stellar cast of musicians including organist Rob Burger (Tom Waits, Willie Nelson), percussionist Mathias Kunzli (Regina Spektor, Lauryn Hill), and Violinist Jenny Scheinman (Lucinda Williams, Lou Reed). Occasionally recalling Kate Bush and Ani DiFranco, this is a beautiful, sad, wonderful LP - MOJO ★★★★ "... [an] impressive ability to excite audiences with her truly original, fascinating and thoroughly entertaining music..... a wealth of poetry, satire and pure, natural artistry. 'Cactacus' is a wonderful, captivating album." - Folk Radio UK "...songs that are full of vitality. Quirky lyrics tumble out of her in a torrent, with angular melodies and inventive settings... an excellent album of invigorating freshness and originality." - Country Music People "...a beautiful voice, backed it up with amazingly accomplished guitar skills, songs of substance..." "...[her] lyrics are Dylanesque in scope and skill" - Red Guitar Music "Ruth writes alternative folk and blues music but at heart she is a pure punk San Franciscan beat poet" - Todd Sickafoose

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Alabaster Deplume + Paddy Steer

on Sun, 27 May 2018 at Manchester The Soup Kitchen 7:30pm

We're delighted to be working with H!M favourite Alabaster DePlume plus special guest Paddy Steer and DJ Coops! Following 12 monthly development residency concerts and three viral video clips, this ruthlessly creative approach to experimental pop music delivers eastern-influenced anthems, under spoken elements that attempt to challenge and address divisive rhetoric recently prevalent in society. Ahead of an LP release on Lost Map Records, produced by Danalogue (Comet is Coming) and Kristian Capitol K in early 2018, the show described in the Guardian as 'a reminder of how vital and adventurous music can be' enjoys an emphasis on candid interaction, humility and warmth. Based in underground East London's Total Refreshment Centre, saxophonist and spoken word artist Alabaster DePlume creates a new band each month in his development residency Peach. PRSF has funded his forthcoming fourth LP The Corner of a Sphere, following recent performances for BBC Radio 3, National Theatre and clubs festivals and theatres around UK. 'Totally unique Very, very brilliant indeed' Max Reinhardt, BBC Radio 3 'One of the most thrilling performances I've seen this year' Laura Barton, The Guardian Paddy Steer is a Zelig-like character along the timeline of Manchester's musical activity. It's a testament to his musicality that he has played with such a wide range of music and artists over the years, be it as a bass player, drummer, Hawaiian guitarist etc or all these roles at the same time. In rejection of the notion of 'immaculate reproduction', live performances from Paddy's own project err more daringly and admirably on the frontier of chaotic abstraction, expression and focussed blunder, dice rolling down the hill in case of duende, as from behind his stacked array of instruments, the anarchically intrepid punk gargles through a vocoder with his xylophone, all a-clatter under disco lights and doilies. He creates his tools, as he creates his craft, here from scratch, there from new, ever from long-garnered experience that includes running the massive ensemble Homelife, years hence. In style he is unique on the circuit that knows him, on which similarly his blinkered resolve and capacity to create must be unparalleled. DJing throughout the evening is Coops.

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Richard Grainger In Concert @ Great North Folk Festival

on Sun, 27 May 2018 at Whitby Great North Folk Festival 6:30pm

Part of his 'Bringing it Home' Tour and an opportunity to hear one of the British Folk scenes most enduring performers. With 14 acclaimed albums, he still inspires and is inspired by his northern roots and heritage. Come see him on his home patch.

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Blue Rose Code Live In Belfast

on Mon, 28 May 2018 at Belfast Black Box 7:30pm

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Ciara O'neill

on Mon, 28 May 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hailing from the darker edge of the folk spectrum, the tried and tested Singer Songwriter path has been given a breath of haunting melancholy with Ciara O'Neill's debut album 'The Ebony Trail'. Displaying both strength and fragility in her stunning live performances, this collection of songs showcases Ciara's 'beautiful, haunting vocals', 'poetic songwriting' and her 'complex and subtle guitar playing'. The legendary Tom Robinson from BBC 6 Music chose Ciara as one of his 'Fresh Faves' on his 'Fresh on the net' podcast and has played her songs numerous times on his popular 6music radio show in London. Ciara has spent much of the last few years in Nashville TN. Here she has been writing songs, meeting with publishers and other industry professionals, as well as playing shows in legendary venues such as The Bluebird Cafe and Music City Roots.

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Modern Studies

on Mon, 28 May 2018 at London The Lexington 8:00pm

Album Launch for 'Welcome Strangers' out on May 18, 2018. £8 advance / £10 door http://www.firerecords.com/product/modern-studies-welcome-strangers/

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Talitha Rise

on Mon, 28 May 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Folklore presents... Talitha Rise + Flora Hibberd Talitha Rise's vocals and mesmeric haunting style coupled with her beautiful neo-folk songs have increasingly been enrapturing and provoking deep emotional response in live audiences. Writing from a place of raw genuinity, the visionary singer/songwriter and multi instrumentalist's poetically tangible world comes armed with lullabies and battle cries hand in hand. At times heartbreaking but always hopeful. With inspirations threading between nature, art, celtic folk, classical literature, folklore, mythology and progressive music, she started out in classical singing as a child in classical singing and has performed and crafted her own beautiful songs from an early age. Talitha lived in southern Ireland for 7 years where she studied music and became a regular on the folk circuit opening for notable Irish artists such as John Hoban and Niall Toner. The influences of Ireland she says have never left her and weave a noticeable thread through her work. Upon returning to the UK her music caught the attention of Chris Difford (Squeeze), who featured on her BLUE record (BMG UK) co-written and produced by Martyn Barker (Shriekback, Goldfrapp, Marianne Faithful). She was also chosen from a mass application of artists by West London University to work on The Art of Record Production project with award winning producer Mike Howlett (Joan Armatrading, Flock of Seagulls), and film composer and arranger John Cameron (Cilla Black, Donovan). Since then she has recorded and performed live alongside acclaimed artists such as Juldeh Camara (Robert Plant, Justin Adams) Henry Thomas (George Michael, Van Morrison) and opened for Renaissance, Antonio Forcoine, Shriekback and Boo Hewerdine, holding the attention of spellbound audiences at The Maltings, Haslemere Hall and St. Pancras Church in London and selling out her 2017 and 2018 headliner's at The Con Club in Lewes and for the Blackbird Collective in Devon. During her increasing coverage support from FRUK, Fatea Magazine and bloggers such as Listen With Monger (who nominated her as best female artist 2017 in the UK Southwest) BBC INTRODUCING in Devon have shown immense support of her work with frequent airplay and a recent interview and live session promoting her as the one to look out for in 2018. The highly anticipated debut album 'An Abandoned Orchid House' is out on June 1st 2018. Another Barker co-write and co-production featuring contributions from Juldeh Camara (Riti), Peter Yates (Fields of the Nephilim) Arnulf Linder (Ed Harcourt, KT Tunstall) and award winning folk artist Kathryn Williams. ​"Just the right touch of the ethereal..Beautiful" BBC Introducing Devon "A voice that can only be likened to a tolkein elf, it is rich in harmonics, ethereal and just plain gorgeous" FATEA Magazine "There is beauty in the unspoiled innocence of music, a beauty that cannot be quantified but one that fills the soul with empathy and love. Captivating and bewitching from the first note, the ethereal beauty and childlike grace of Talitha Rise's vocals are at the core of 'Blue', a wondrously engaging collection of songs that serve notice of a musical talent to watch out for." PROGRADAR "A blend of firm and seductive. She rises into the stratosphere and provides angelic elements but has a grounded and gravelled side too." MUSIC MUSINGS and SUCH I thought she was brilliant! She's doing such beautiful weirdly ethereal things and I cannot wait to hear her album when it comes out this year she is definitely one to keep your eye on! BBC INTRODUCING (Sarah Gosling) ..A shining star, full of talent CHRIS GILES (NEW ROOTS SHOW) Beautiful Songs... a honey voice EAST MAGAZINE

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Dave Burland & The Awkward Squad Great North Concert

on Mon, 28 May 2018 at Whitby Great North Folk Festival 12:00pm

A rare opportunity to see and hear one of the all time greats of the British Folk scene, in this his latest incarnation - Dave Burland and The Awkward Squad play a lunchtime concert.1.00-3.00pm Support by festival favourites Boxwood Chessmen.

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Brejeiro: The Brazilian Musical

on Tue, 29 May 2018 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Years before Samba emerged, Brazilian Choro music and Maxixe dances rocked the world. Join Brejeiro and friends to experience this infectious music. Samba and Bossa-Nova are familiar musical styles from Brazil, but years before these emerged it was Choro music and Maxixe dances that rocked the world. Join Brejeiro and friends to experience this infectious music and its social history from its beginnings in the 1860's to the present day. Come and dance, sing, play and smile with us and catch the Choro bug like we have done. Brejeiro will transport you to Brazil through the sunshine and sparkle of Choro music. Their musicianship is jaw dropping, but that takes a back seat to the sheer vibrant melodicism of the music Charley Dunlap, Electric Ghost magazine Brejeiro have taken a musical genre, communicated it with drive and joy, and laced it with moments of humour and technical brilliance Simon Mayor, mandolin.co.uk www.brejeiro.co.uk

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Dan Walsh Trio

on Tue, 29 May 2018 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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Emily Barker

on Tue, 29 May 2018 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

MrWishyWashy presents Launderette Sessions Fancy staying over somewhere in Durham that's a little quirky? https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/19425847 http://www.oldcinemalaunderette.uk/retro-gig-venue https://www.facebook.com/LaunderetteSessions/ https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g190832-d6612072-Reviews-Old_Cinema_Launderette-Durham_County_Durham_England.html https://mobile.twitter.com/LaunderetteSess https://www.instagram.com/launderette_sessions/ Old Cinema Launderette is a mix of standing and seating. If you wish to be seated it is best to arrive early. Doors open at 7pm. If you have any special needs please advise us by email to mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com and we will do our very best to accommodate these. The launderette is wheelchair friendly as is our beautiful toilet. All timings are approximate but generally:- Doors - 19.00 Support 19.45 (if programmed) Headline Between 20.15 & 20.30 Please check Old Cinema Launderette Facebook page for more up to date information. Old Cinema Launderette & bar serves craft beers on draught and a small but perfectly formed gin menu. We also serves OCC Coffee and Yorkshire Tea. We have a selection of fruit Teas and posh soft drinks. Emily Barker Emily Barker's latest album Sweet Kind of Blue was recorded at Sam Phillips Recording Service in Memphis with Grammy winning producer Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price) and an all-star cast of Memphis session players. The success of the album, with it's seamless mix of soul, blues, country and folk influences, and the globe-trotting tours to support it helped land Emily the accolade of UK Artist of the Year 2018 at the recent UK Americana Awards held at Hackney Empire in London. Emily Barker is perhaps best known as the writer and performer of the award-winning theme to BBC crime drama Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh. She has released music as a solo artist as well as with various bands including The Red Clay Halo, Vena Portae and Applewood Road (with whom she released a remarkable album of original songs recorded live around a single microphone, which was dubbed flawless by The Sunday Times) and has written for film, including composing her first feature film soundtrack (for Jake Gavin's lauded debut feature Hector starring Peter Mullan and Keith Allen). Praise for Sweet Kind of Blue finally sets out her true claim for stardom Q ★★★★ "the arrangements are exquisite and the clear love [Barker] has for this music brings its own integrity" The Times ★★★★ "the sweltering funk of Sunrise and the title track sound like lost Muscle Shoals gems UNCUT 8/10 Mojo ★★★★ Express ★★★★ RnR ★★★★★

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Adam Beattie

on Wed, 30 May 2018 at Winchester The Hyde Tavern 7:30pm

'Incredibly Beautiful' - Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC 'A great ear for melody and a natural talent for lyric writing' - Bruce MacGregor, BBC RADIO SCOTLAND 'Carefully crafted, gently affecting songwriting with a dark twist' - Roddy Hart, BBC RADIO SCOTLAND Scottish Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Adam Beattie is now living in London. He has been active since 2003 and has release 4 albums of original music. Having roots in Scottish folk music, as well as a lifelong interest in old time jazz, blues and other folk styles, his music spans many genres, but is all held together by Adam's distinctive voice and narrative lyrics. He tours regularly and plays solo and full-band shows frequently in London. He has played opening shows for many of his musical heroes; Bert Jansch, Jolie Holland and Sean Hayes. Collaborated on guitar and bass with Brooke Sharkey, Scott Hirsch and Micheal Chapman. Adam has recently formed a new group called PicaPica featuring singers Josienne Clarke and Samantha Whates and producer Sonny Johns, which is signed to Rough Trade Records. He is also part of Band of Burns, an 11-piece band of singers and instrumentalists. Adam contributes interpretations of Robert Burns songs as well as original compositions, they are booked to play Celtic Connections in Glasgow on burns night at The Old Fruitmarket.

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Reg Meuross

on Wed, 30 May 2018 at Barnstaple The Plough @ St Anne's 7:30pm

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

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Nashville Sounds In The Round

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

'Nashville Sounds In The Round' is back for the third instalment of the finest country music, brought to you in the heart of Birmingham. Presented by 'Your Life In A Song', this intimate songwriter round is hosted by home-grown duo Sally Rea Morris and Steve Marks as Gasoline & Matches with special guests to be announced. Promising to be a very memorable occasion, it's definitely not one to be missed!

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Savannahs

on Wed, 30 May 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Founded in early 2017, 3 singer-songwriters Emily Moment, Hannah Rose Platt and Rebecca Rosewell Formed country roots group the Savannahs. Inspired by artists such as Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welhj, Neil Young and Dolly Parton, The Savannahs lend their beautiful harmonies to a mix of both originals and rootsy covers. "Delicious harmonies...The Savannahs are a band to keep an eye on ..." Folk Radio UK

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Jake La Botz

on Wed, 30 May 2018 at Southend The Railway Hotel 8:00pm

All the way from Nashville, Tennessee comes Jake La Botz. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4NQdwDoTLg After dropping out of school at 15, Jake La Botz hit the road, frequenting punk rock shows, hobo camps, and libraries. He found employment as a roofer, boilermaker, graphite factory worker, and obituary writer. In the midst of this he learned how to play guitar. He played on the streets and in the juke joints of New Orleans, Chicago, and the Mississippi Delta, finding kinship with some of the last of the prewar era blues-men: David Honeyboy Edwards, "Homesick" James, and "Maxwell Street" Jimmy Davis. La Botz has become known for his "Tattoo Across America Tour," where he tours the country performing at tattoo shops and as an actor in films in which he sometimes sings his original songs: Rambo Dir. Sylvester Stallone, Animal Factory Dir. Steve Buscemi, On the Road Dir. Walter Salles. Playing on your doorstep, he'll be upstairs at The Railway on 30th May. We also have the pleasure of having a great support act. Ol' Panama Red A great country rock band playing the well loved tunes from bands such as NRPS, Grateful Dead, Commander Cody, Allman Bros, Crosby Stills and Nash.

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Rev Magnetic

on Wed, 30 May 2018 at London Paper Dress Vintage 7:30pm

REV MAGNETIC While touring the world as guest multi-instrumentalist with Mogwai, Luke Sutherland (Long Fin Killie, Bows, Music A.M.) used the downtime to sketch a bunch of songs. Once he got home, he wrote a handful more and recorded them with the help of a few friends at his cottage on the edge of the Scottish Highlands. The result was an album's worth of material with references ranging from My Bloody Valentine to Teebs, Lemmy-era Hawkwind to ABBA, Vaughan Williams to Boulez Keen to translate the radiant chaos of the recordings into a live setting, Luke put together Rev Magnetic, featuring Audrey Bizouerne (Gift Horse), Sam Leighton (Prides, St MARTiiNS) and Gregor Emond who played with Luke in a band called Hynd, way back before the birth of the internet. Combining elements of dream pop, shoegaze, R&B, and post rock, their first single, Like No Girl That Ever Was/Don't Let Joy Destroy You is the sound of summer at full surge. https://revmagnetic.bandcamp.com https://www.facebook.com/revmagnetic/ https://twitter.com/revmagnetic https://www.instagram.com/revmagnetic/ ILK Ilk's colourful and dreamy songs unravel against a collision of psych pop influences and scruffy, found sound warmth. https://www.instagram.com/ilktheband/ https://soundcloud.com/ilktheband https://twitter.com/ilkyilk https://open.spotify.com/artist/6KiP

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Manchester Collective + Abel Selaocoe: Sirocco

on Wed, 30 May 2018 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

Sirocco is pure joy and energy a great storm of music that celebrates the incredible warmth and diversity of folk traditions from across the globe. This is music for the people, by the people. Joining Manchester Collective for the world premiere of this unique collaboration is Abel Selaocoe's band, Chesaba, a trio specialising in the performance of music from the African continent. Witnessing Abel perform is a truly awe-inspiring experience his performances seem to fill the air with a fizzing energy, and invariably raise goosebumps on the arms of his audiences. The programme covers everything from a virtuosic arrangement of Giovanni Sollima's inspired Lamentatio, darkness and light by Ravel and Haydn, a set of original African work performed for the first time, and two gorgeous Danish folk songs to round off the night.

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Sunjay

on Thu, 31 May 2018 at Uxbridge RNA 7:30pm

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

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Sunjay

on Thu, 31 May 2018 at Uxbridge RNA 7:30pm

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

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Reg Meuross With Special Guest - Anna Tanvir

on Thu, 31 May 2018 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

A captivating musical evening with multi-award winning Somerset singer-songwriter Reg Meuross, with very special guest the harpist Anna Tanvir. Anna will perform a solo opening set, and will join Reg for part of his headline set. The combination of these two musicians is magical. REG MEUROSS Reg is a true modern troubadour, from gigging in village halls and folk clubs to playing the Royal Albert Hall and intimate as well as huge festival stages in the UK and abroad, he consistently entrances his audiences with songs of life, love and injustice, soulfully delivered with melodic tenor vocals and exemplary guitar playing. He has that rare gift of being able to touch people through his songs and performance, on a really human level, with words and music painting pictures that remain with the listener long after the song has been sung. There's something special about the way he writes and delivers a song Townes Van Zandt. Time and again, Reg proves himself one of the key songwriters of our age David Kidman One of the most talented storytellers of our generation Pennyblack Music Powerful and moving songwriting Martin Chilton, The Telegraph A mighty songwriter and an equally fine singer Martin Carthy ANNA TANVIR Anna Tanvir is an exceptional singer and Celtic harp player of Indian/Irish origin. She has performed all over Europe, India and Madagascar combining a classical technique with a traditional sound. Her repertoire is a mix of traditional melodies and her own compositions reflecting her mixed cultural heritage and transcending the barriers of nation and language by recounting universally relevant stories of life and love. The rich timbre in her voice and her magnificent singing style while playing on the Celtic harp shows that she was born to sing (The Hindu) Anna sings magnificently and plays the harp with unbelievable melody and expression creating a lyrical and soul-stirring musical experience (The Indian Express)

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Bennett Wilson Poole

on Thu, 31 May 2018 at Oxford St Barnabas Church 7:30pm

Sceptics say that familiarity breeds contempt. Obviously they've never heard Bennett Wilson Poole and their eponymous debut. A decided supergroup in their native Britain, the three principals have played integral roles in the UK Americana movement since the seeds were first sewn several decades ago with Poole's once ignored, but now unforgotten outfit Starry Eyed and Laughing. Now a successful producer, Poole has joined forces with Danny Wilson, whose past credits include Grand Drive and Danny and the Champions of the World, and Robin Bennett, of the Dreaming Spires and Saint Etienne. Not surprisingly then, the initial results of that union result in an album that clearly brings to mind the original incarnation of the Byrds, when the five original members -- Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, David Crosby, Chris Hillman and Michael Clarke -- were still in the fold and soaring to new heights. Still, there's a difference between emulation and imitation. The blend of voices, soaring harmonies, 12 string riffing and imaginative arrangements not only inform the music, but also provide this trio with distinction. Their melodies are far from a rehash of the Byrds' bolder efforts or even their greatest hits. The songs ring with immediacy and an instant embrace that finds such offerings as Ask Me Anything, Wilson General Store, The Other Side of the Sky, Funny Guys, and literally every other track on this dynamic debut a credit to both their credence and the obvious influences imbued herein. From the crack of drums that opens the aptly named lead-off track Soon Enough, to the final extended coda gracing the album's haunting closer, the vaguely psychedelic Lifeboat (Take a Picture of Yourself), this is indeed an album for the ages, an indelible reminder of folk rock finesse with echoes of an earlier era and a bold promise for all future endeavours. Suffice it to say, Bennett Wilson Poole is the real deal. Authentic Americana doesn't get any more reverent, respectful or simply remarkable than this.

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Crh Music Presents Jon Dee Graham With William Harries Graham

on Thu, 31 May 2018 at Bristol Hen and Chicken 7:30pm

Jon Dee Graham is a colossal figure in Texas music circles. For the last seventeen years he has, with fellow songwriting legend James McMurtry, held a weekly residence at the Continental Club, the grandaddy of Austin music venues. His collaborative work with the likes of Alejandro Escovedo, Kelly Willis and McMurtry himself has led to him being a three time inductee into the Austin Music Hall of Fame. He handles everything from down home blues to country ballads to piledriving rock classics with style and flair rarely seen outside his home state. UK shows are infrequent, so this is a rare opportunity to see a true master of American music - or according to Jason Isbell "Jon Dee Graham is the Titan of American songwriters." Jon Dee will be performing with his son William Harries Graham. William's music defies contemporary labels. Independent in spirit, American, but not Americana, gorgeous and layered work, which combines intelligent lyrics and powerful poetic imagery with a dreamlike wash of guitars and vocals, running down everything from glorious anthems.

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Matt Tighe

on Thu, 31 May 2018 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Living in South London and born to an Irish and Trinidadian background, Fiddle player Matt Tighe is quickly making a name for himself in the world of folk and Traditional music. Now twenty one years old, he has been described as a, fiery virtuoso, and has already had an extensive experience in performance, playing at many festivals and clubs within the UK and Ireland. He also has great experience in teaching music, and has taught with virtuoso accordionist, Luke Daniels for Daniels' organization, Gael Music. Matt was also part of the, On Drover Tracks, tour with Daniels, Miranda Rutter and Matheu Watson. Matt has developed his own style of playing which has been greatly influenced by his two teachers Brendan Mullcaire and Dermot Crehan as well as his frequent trips to Glasgow. Matt has won numerous awards such as the London Fiddle Champion and in 2013 was invited to play at the event and adjudicate the competition. Matt has also won numerous All Britain Championships, been a finalist in the Danny Kyle Award at Celtic Connections and been a nominee at the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. His much anticipated debut album will be released in September on the Greentrax record label, having been produced by the eminent Brian McNeill and recorded in the Highlands. He studied music at the Brit School in London and continues his studies at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance under John Crawford.

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Bluesman Mike Francis

on Thu, 31 May 2018 at Worcester Marr's Bar 8:00pm

European Awards Bluesman returns to Marrs Following appearances by Catfish, Virgil & the Accelerators and Gwyn Ashton; Bluesman Mike Francis will be the fourth European Blues Awards finalist to play at the Marrs Bar in recent times. With his latest personal story show covering over well 40 years working with likes of Greg Lake and many Blues & Soul legends, Mike will also be touring and playing festivals in Germany and Croatia as well as the UK this season. A veteran of 25 British R&B Festival appearances it is actually Merseyside based Mike's 2nd time at the venue having been on the bill with the legendary Larry Miller in December 2014. Bluesman Mike Francis was a finalist in the 2013 European Blues Awards along with Canada's Matt Andersen and Seasick Steve. More recently he has taken on the role of being UK events coordinator for the awards team and is delighted to be back at the Worcestershire venue where he so enjoyed his last visit and reports As I am originally from the region I'm really looking forward to being back to see some familiar faces as well as performing to quite a few new ones. Had a great time playing Europe's voted number one, Upton Blues Festival last summer too Rolling Stones biographer Martin Elliott is quoted as saying If Woody Guthrie and Robert Johnson were alive today they'd probably sound like this guy about Mike. The best way to find out for yourself is to get along to the Marrs Bar Worcester 8pm Thursday 31st May where he will be performing new material from upcoming release 'What side of the cactus are you on?' along with many old favourites. Completing the bill are the Swampchamps. https://youtu.be/cyNoUo0GHxE https://youtu.be/7DQ9c8GGvmk

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George Welch & Christine Jeans Live At The Acoustic Room

on Thu, 31 May 2018 at Tyne & Wear The Magnesia Bank 8:00pm

Acoustic Room favourites! George and Christine bring their unique partnership back to regale us with their patent blend of great songs, George's warm, expressive singing, uke-fuelled whimsy and subtle, understated musicianship. Great guitar picking from George, always beautifully enhanced by Christine on banjo, ukelele and bass guitar. Christine's patient smile as she waits for George to complete yet another surreal, meandering intro laced with bad puns and echoes of his Byker up-bringing is worth the ticket price alone! Not to be missed - book early, because this one will sell fast!

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George Welch & Christine Jeans Live At The Acoustic Room

on Thu, 31 May 2018 at Tyne & Wear The Magnesia Bank 8:00pm

Acoustic Room favourites! George and Christine bring their unique partnership back to regale us with their patent blend of great songs, George's warm, expressive singing, uke-fuelled whimsy and subtle, understated musicianship. Great guitar picking from George, always beautifully enhanced by Christine on banjo, ukelele and bass guitar. Christine's patient smile as she waits for George to complete yet another surreal, meandering intro laced with bad puns and echoes of his Byker up-bringing is worth the ticket price alone! Not to be missed - book early, because this one will sell fast!

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Bernard Wrigley In Concert

on Fri, 1 Jun 2018 at Hoghton Gregson Lane Sports and Social Club 7:30pm

From starting in folk clubs as a child bride, and then writing & performing at the Octagon theatre in Bolton, the career has always combined singing and acting. From TV programmes and films such as Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Phoenix Nights, Dinnerladies, Alan Bennett films, Brassed Off, My Son The Fanatic & Steve Coogan's Coogan's Run, to the many radio plays and programmes presented or guested upon, there has throughout been a steady stream of LPs and CDs - eighteen to date, the early ones all now remastered to CD. There are three books of daft one verse poems Shorts For All Occasions released in 2006 and The Longs & The Shorts Of It released in 2008. The third book is Shorts Forever and was released in 2015. As well as performing at concerts and folk clubs, he loves the varied nature of it all, such as one week reading a series of very silly customs on the Mark & Lard show on BBC Radio One, then being a prisoner in a TV advert for Walls' Sausages, being murdered on TV in Harbour Lights and later going to Norway for a commercial.

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Heidi Talbot And John Mccusker

on Fri, 1 Jun 2018 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Two of folk music's most highly regarded and celebrated musicians, John McCusker and Heidi Talbot, are joining forces for the first time as a duo. 2018 will see Heidi and John celebrate their tenth year as musical partners with a new EP released in November on Under One Sky Records and an extensive Uk & European tour. John has produced Heidi's last 3 albums, they have both toured all over the globe in each other's live bands, but this will be the first time the pair collaborate exclusively as a duo. Between them they have shared the stage with among others - Paul Weller, Mark Knopfler, Alison Krauss, James Taylor, Teenage Fanclub, Graham Coxon, Eddi Reader, King Creosote, Tim O'Brien and Jerry Douglas. In celebration of his 25th Anniversary as a professional musician, John McCusker released 'Hello, Goodbye' in 2016, and embarked on an extensive UK & European tour. John has long been renowned for his skill at transcending musical boundaries: striving to keep his music fresh and exciting, never leaving the past behind but always embracing new sonic adventures. Since 2008, he has been a member of Mark Knopfler's band, playing arenas around the world including a double bill with Bob Dylan at The Hollywood Bowl and 20 nights at the Royal Albert Hall. John was awarded the coveted BBC Radio 2 Musician of the Year in 2003 and also The Spirit of Scotland Award for music in 1999 and again in 2009. 2016 saw John receive the Good Tradition Award and perform with his band at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards at The Royal Albert Hall. Over the past ten years Heidi has performed both as a solo artist and with the world famous group Cherish The Ladies all over North and South America, the UK and Europe, Australia and New Zealand performing in the finest concert halls and international festivals. She is equally at home in front of a symphony orchestra, a performing arts center, a folk festival or even at the White House. Heidi has been nominated for Folk Singer of the year and Best Traditional Song by BBC Radio 2, Best Live Act by the Scottish Traditional Music Awards and Best Female Vocalist at The Irish Music Awards. Heidi's fifth solo LP plays to the tune of quiet skips and giant leaps. It crosses the ages, jumps into the unknown, traverses oceans and musical styles from folk, through Americana, to classic pop, and back again. The Co Kildare singer/songwriter, who now resides in Scotland is joined by a host of musicians and co-writers on the album, including Louis Abbott (Admiral Fallow), Duke Special, Adam Holmes and Boo Hewerdine. 'One of the UK's most gifted and versatile musicians in any genre, John McCusker is equally in demand as a multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer' - The Guardian 'Simply vocal heaven' - The Sunday Times 'A voice that's both awestruck and tender' - The New York Times

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Track Dogs

on Fri, 1 Jun 2018 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Sun-shiny songs thriving on dark themes behind irresistible rhythms. The band take their name from the maintenance teams working the subway tracks in New York City. These teams have to look out for each other and are a closely-knit group much like the band of four ex-pats living in Madrid who came together in 2011 to make their unique brand of acoustic music. Eschewing the typical band line-up they have opted for cajón (flamenco box drum) instead of drums and trumpet as the solo instrument. Four-part harmonies steal the show. In 2016 they scored 2 hit radio songs in Ireland with Love Me Like You Used To and To The End which was also featured on Robert Elms' BBC Radio London show. The song has a strong anti-bullying message and is backed up by a powerful video. Their track So Much Dust spent 10 weeks on the Irish national radio playlist and has been lauded by critics far and wide. The band's tightness is exemplified in So Much Dust, which demonstrates the band's rich vocal harmonies and strong sense of melody. A memorable original...reflected on human existence: A song for our times. Robert Trussel, Kansas City Theatre Made up of two Irishmen (Dublin & Wicklow), an Englishman (Sheffield) and an American (Vermilion, Ohio) the band are set to release their fourth album, Kansas City Out Groove, in March 2018. Inspired in part by their recent career-changing experiences at the Folk Alliance festival in Kansas City in early 2017 the album is a mix of all that makes the Track Dogs sound so special, in healthy doses of Americana, Latin & Folk. Groovy is not a word I often use in this column, but that's just the adjective I need to describe Madrid-based Irish band the Track Dogs...Released at the end of last year, the album is rhythmic, soulful and simply cool. This is indie-acoustic arranged with a hippie flair. The band's music is, like the band of ex-pats, an eclectic cultural crossover. The Irish Echo, New York This band turned out to be a total discovery, with vocal harmonies on a par with groups like Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, America or the most melodic style of, for example, the Eagles mixed in with the graceful irreverence of The Pogues. Renacer Eléctrico Music Magazine, Spain "Their lively, melodic music has a strong American/Latin sentiment, a strong sense of fun and an abundance of sunshine". Folkradio.co.uk Never in danger of overstaying their welcome R2 **** "The antidote to a bad day". Maverick www.trackdogsmusic.com

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Flossie Malavialle

on Fri, 1 Jun 2018 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

A delicious mixture of her native France and many years of living in Darlington, Flossie Malavialle is a wonderful singer with a sweet voice and a crazy accent. She takes great delight in making fun of herself and her ability to switch between French and English with large dollops of Darlington humour. Her singing has to be heard to be believed. Suporting Flossie is Louise Anderson, accompanied by Kieran Mitchell. The Legion is open from 7pm. Doors to the concert room open 7.45pm approx. Concert starts 8.15pm. Finishes 11.15pm

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Skinner And T'witch

on Fri, 1 Jun 2018 at Ulverston Sports Club 7:45pm

Skinner (Steve) & T'witch (Sandra) are a Leeds based duo performing folk, flamenco and theatre style songs, with driving rhythms, intense harmonies and inspiring lyrics. Steve started as a sonwriter for travelling theatre shows and is still a prolific writer. He started to learn Flamenco guitar about twelve years ago, and the influence is apparent in much of his music. Sandra is more folk orientated but also sings classical musical, proud to be a member of the Huddersfield Choral Society. She has performed with many singers during her singing career. The couple met at a folk club and discovered that their voices were compatible back in 2010. they have performed together ever since. There is a wide variety of song styles in their repertoire, linked by T'Witch's multi layered harmonies and Steve's sensitive, accomplished songwriting and Musicianship.

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Tracey Browne

on Fri, 1 Jun 2018 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

The Big Comfy Bookshop proudly presents the award winning acoustic evening 'Comfy & Acoustic'. Intimate performances from the best UK (and beyond) musicians covering folk, Americana, singer-songwriters and roots Tracey Browne Tracey Browne is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and session singer; her credits include recording projects by Thea Gilmore, Nigel Stonier and a host of independent artists. From producing and recording other artists, to singing and playing live with bands and songwriters of many different genres, Tracey has become one of the most versatile musicians to work with in the UK. Playing guitar, piano, tenor guitar, bass guitar, Q-chord and providing outstanding vocals, both on her own songs and harmonising with others, she is in demand on the professional circuit. Tracey trained as a sound engineer at Manchester's 'Airtight Studios', where she recorded and mixed her 2 EP's, 'Tooth and Nail', (2007) and 'The Cat and the Moon', (2009), her album 'Everyone Is Ordinary', (2012) and her duo album with Raevennan Husbandes 'East by North West' (2015). Foxglove Trio The Foxglove Trio seek out lesser-known traditional and contemporary folk songs and, with care and creativity, transform them into moments of breathtaking beauty. Since forming in 2010 these talented musicians have built a powerful signature sound based on Patrick Dean's bold melodeon playing, Cathy Mason's intricate cello lines and Ffion Mair's clear, soaring vocals. A review of their debut full album, These Gathered Branches, commented that the interest never wanes when listening to The Foxglove Trio (R2 magazine). The group keep their audiences entertained by not only singing in both English and Welsh but by adding tight vocal harmonies, guitar, whistle, bodhran and even a second cello to enrich the band's sound. Cliff Ward Cliff Ward is a singer-songwriter, guitar teacher for 20 years and multi-instrumentalist in the established folk outfit The Willows. Finding time to fit in other musical projects Cliff also plays in rock band The Electric Lights as well as performing solo; sharing his own self-penned songs. Cliff's songwriting shows real variety from traditional folk music to modern rock and pop, and all with fine song writing talent. Cliff co-founded The Willows with wife Jade Rhiannon, sister Prue Ward, Ben Savage and Steve Maclachlan in 2010. The band have gone on to perform internationally at festivals across Europe and regular tours in the UK. In 2013 the band performed live on Radio 2's Bob Harris show after their debut album "Beneath our Humble Soil' was released. After some line up changes along the way The Willows are now working tirelessly on their third album due for release in 2018. Stage Times Tracey Browne 9.45-10.30 Foxglove Trio 8.50-9.30 Cliff Ward 8.00-8.35 The bookshop bar will be open serving hot and cold drinks, wine and beer plus snacks. No other food or drink to be brought into the premises. For details of the bookshop please visit www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk www.facebook.com/thebigcomfybookshop www.twitter.com/bigcomfybooks www.instagram.com/bigcomfybooks www.bigcomfysessions.com NOTE: If you are late you'll have to wait for the acts to finish their set/song to avoid interrupting the performance

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Curse Of Lono

on Fri, 1 Jun 2018 at Manchester Gullivers 7:30pm

Acclaimed new London five-piece Curse Of Lono released their debut album Severed in spring 2017. A sumptuously cinematic record that combines harmony-laden Americana with driving, gothic alt-rock, Severed was produced at Gun Factory studio by Oli Bayston (Boxed In). The album follows Curse Of Lono's critically acclaimed self-titled debut EP, released the previous October, which also formed the soundtrack to Saturday Night, a short film of inter-connected music videos directed by Alex Walker. The film recently won Best Music Video at the LA Independent Film Awards, the London Independent Film Awards and Feel The Reel International Film Festival in Glasgow, and has made the official selection at the International Music Video Underground in LA and the Sunlight International Film Festival in Moscow. Founded and fronted by Felix Bechtolsheimer, formerly the singer-guitarist in British roots pioneers Hey Negrita, Curse Of Lono formed in early 2015, though the songs on Severed were written over a 14-year period. They range from the perky, Paul Simon-ish single Pick Up The Pieces to the more lugubrious He Takes My Place, the almost jazzy London Rain and the rootsy, rhythmic Send For The Whisky. The album belongs as much to the Americana tradition and old faithfuls such as The Doors and Little Feat as it does to more modern, playful practitioners of the form such as Wilco and Beck. Lyrically, the songs cover themes including infidelity and sexual jealousy, the death of friends, and Felix's personal struggle with heroin addiction. 'Although Severed is a dark record in places, it is not an addiction record,' says Felix. 'It's about growing up enough to be able to share a drink with the ghosts of the past without letting them push you around.' The album received incredible press internationally, most notably in the UK, US, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, Spain, Ireland and across Scandinavia. 'Exile On Main Street meets William Faulkner' Classic Rock 'One of the most exciting new bands around Mixing influences like Wilco, The Velvet Underground and The Doors, there's no shortage of highlights and heartfelt songs on this ten-track album' Louder Than War Tour support comes from Kerri Watt. Scottish-born singer-songwriter Kerri Watt spent her formative years living between California and Glasgow, giving her a unique upbringing that has influenced her sound. She taught herself guitar while backstage touring the UK as an actor, swapping a life of theatres for venues. Kerri has spent the last two years touring across the UK and Europe with Starsailor, Ward Thomas, Embrace, Nina Nesbitt, The Overtones and Mike & The Mechanics to name a few.

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Calan

on Fri, 1 Jun 2018 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

Calan bring together the remarkable talents of five young musicians giving a fresh and vibrant sound to traditional Welsh music. With a contemporary and lively approach they breathe new life into the old traditions through their sparkling melodies, foot tapping tunes and spirited, energetic performances of Welsh step dancing. They blast their way through some of the old favourite reels, jigs and hornpipes with fast paced and uplifting arrangements before melting into some of the most beautiful and haunting songs. The group, who've raised some eyebrows with a deliberate policy of eye-catching clothes and presentation, despite the ancient roots of their music, see themselves as a new generation of ambassadors, striving to take their new sound to new audiences, while raising the profile of Welsh traditional music on an international level. With their unique instrumental blend of fiddles, whistles, guitar and bagpipes and a traditional reed instrument from Wales called a pibgorn made from a wooden pipe and the horns of a bull. Great fun, a sense of humour and step dancing from a champion dancer who dances in a style unique to Wales. They have introduced a new generation of music fans to Welsh traditional music in Wales and beyond. Audiences in Belgium, Italy and France as well as all over the UK have given them a terrific reception.

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Reg Meuross With Special Guest Harpist Anna Tanvir

on Fri, 1 Jun 2018 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

A magical musical evening with Somerset singer-songwriter Reg Meuross and special guest harpist Anna Tanvir, plus beautiful harmonies from our local friend Katie Whitehouse and her Totnes Pop Up choir. This concert is part of Reg's 'Two Albums Tour' encompassing his two latest album releases, Faraway People and Songs About A Train. Reg is a true modern troubadour, from gigging in village halls, arts centres and intimate folk clubs to playing the Royal Albert Hall and huge festival stages in the UK and abroad, he consistently entrances his audiences with songs of life, love and injustice, soulfully delivered with melodic tenor vocals and exemplary guitar playing. He has that rare gift of being able to touch people through his songs and performance on a really human level, with words and music painting pictures that remain with the listener long after the song has been sung. Faraway People: Time and again, Reg proves himself one of the key songwriters of our age David Kidman "every song from the gentle, enchanting genius is worth its weight in gold Folk Wales Songs About A Train: This release confirms that Reg is, unequivocally, quite simply one of the finest singer-songwriters of our, or any other, times. Folk Radio UK Your musical book case will be empty without it. Folking.com SPECIAL GUEST ANNA TANVIR Anna Tanvir is a Celtic harp player of Indian/Irish origin. She has performed all over Europe, India and Madagascar combining a classical technique with a traditional sound. Her repertoire is a mix of traditional melodies and her own compositions reflecting her mixed cultural heritage and transcending the barriers of nation and language by recounting universally relevant stories of life and love. She will open the evening and join Reg on some of his songs. The rich timbre in her voice and her magnificent singing style while playing on the Celtic harp shows that she was born to sing (The Hindu) Anna sings magnificently and plays the harp with unbelievable melody and expression creating a lyrical and soul-stirring musical experience (The Indian Express). TOTNES POP UP CHOIR Totnes Pop Up Choir is an occasional, enjoyable and beautiful backing vocal/a cappella choir.

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Geoff Muldaur

on Fri, 1 Jun 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Geoff Muldaur is one of the great voices and musical forces to emerge from the folk, blues and folk-rock scenes centered in Cambridge, MA and Woodstock, NY. During the 1960's and '70's, he made a series of highly influential recordings as a founding member of the Jim Kweskin Jug Band and Paul Butterfield's Better Days, as well as collaborations with his then-wife Maria and many others such as Bonnie Raitt and Jerry Garcia. He left the stage and recording world in the mid-1980's for a working sabbatical but made a new name for himself composing scores for film and television. His definitive recording of "Brazil" provided the seed for - and was featured in - Terry Gilliam's film of the same title. Many of the biggest names on the scene are fans of the man. Bonnie Raitt says that he has always been one of her favourites and in a recent interview, Richard Thompson said: There are only three great white blues singers and Geoff Muldaur is at least two of them. Talking after a recent 'live' performance, John Sebastian said: The Lovin' Spoonful's favourite singer went and got better, while Loudon Wainwright III is on record as stating: Geoff Muldaur was and is one of my musical heroes.

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Slim Cessna's Auto Club

on Fri, 1 Jun 2018 at Southend The Railway Hotel 8:00pm

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

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Blind Boy Paxton

on Fri, 1 Jun 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Jo Harrop & Harry Sankey

on Fri, 1 Jun 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Jo Harrop & Harry Sankey, play a fine selection of jazz songs with style, reminiscent of the Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass duet albums. Whilst heavily influenced by the late Charlie Christian, Barney Kessel, Tal Farlow, Joe Pass, Jimmy Raney and Herb Ellis, Harry Sankey has been fortunate to study with some of the greatest living jazz guitarists of our time including Howard Alden, Dave Cliff, Peter Bernstein, Jacob Fischer, John Pizzarelli and Dr Martin Taylor MBE He has performed at Love Supreme Jazz Festival, Turin Jazz Club, The 606, Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, Bristol Jazz Festival, The Royal Festival Hall, The Albert Hall and has toured the USA, Brazil, Norway, Italy, Germany, Hungary, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Taiwan, Belgium and Finland. Jo Harrop is one of the most genuine jazz singers on the scene. " A jazz singer who has a refined mellow sound evoking the greats such as Anita O'Day & Billie Holliday and has graced many prestigious stages and studios around the UK, she delivers a beautifully warm and swinging sound." "No worries here, this girl was born to sing jazz! Jo has all the emotional warmth and sensibility to melt the chilliest of hearts, and her laid back charm implies the right sort of tact she naturally has for her engaging take on soul jazz. Undeniable star quality" Blues & Soul Magazine " A singing sensation".... Her voice is amazing - think Islay whisky, dark porter or tannin-rich red wine -deep, the lissome lady is a class act" "Harrop has excellent tone, and great stage prescence" Marlbank

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Paper Dollhouse

on Fri, 1 Jun 2018 at Todmorden The Golden Lion 7:00pm

Friday 1st June 2018 PAPER DOLLHOUSE Dean McPhee Magpahi The Golden Lion, Todmorden 7.30 - 10.30pm (last train-friendly!) £5 adv. / £6 With the recent release of 3rd album 'The Sky Looks Different Here', PAPER DOLLHOUSE continue their creeping, many-splendored metamorphosis from locked-attic lo-fi folk to neon-lit ghost-pop that captures the revered spirit of progenitors the Cocteau Twins, A.R. Kane, Broadcast and Japan. As on previous LP Aeonflower (Finders Keepers), founder Astrud Steedhouder is joined by multimedia artist Nina Bosnic, but an additional decayed-rave sheen is now added by Asher Levitas (Old Apparatus, Planet Mu). Here, they headline a bill of Folklore Tapes alumni, whose subtle psychic explorations are ideal for the Valley's liminal setting - on the cusp of Lancashire/Yorkshire, industry/agriculture, future/past and at the meeting-point of water, land and sky. Paper Dollhouse spin hallucinatory dream pop into sublime ambient abstraction FACT This 'gnarly version of Enya' veers between acoustica and atmospherica but it's definitely a case of the weirder the better The Guardian https://soundcloud.com/paper-dollhouse https://asherlevitas.bandcamp.com/releases DEAN McPHEE is a Lancastrian finger-picking electric guitarist now based in West Yorkshire. His gorgeously liquid, pure-toned playing is supremely evocative of the small splendours and grand transitions of the natural environment, evinced across a serenely gripping portfolio of releases for Blast First Petite, Folklore Tapes, World in Winter recordings and his own Hood Faire imprint. https://deanmcphee.co.uk MAGPAHI is the singularly apt nom-de-plumage of Todmorden's Alison Cooper. Powerfully redolent of the classic era of 1970s 'hauntolgical' kids' TV (Children of the Stones, The Owl Service), these gorgeously wrought mediumistic folk vignettes melt into wheezing, whirling poltergeist synth; animated by the gentle necromancy of Cooper's joyous fascination for mill-town custom, folklore and historical apocrypha. https://www.facebook.com/magpahi Other upcoming shows: Flower-Corsano Duo + Supports TBC, 28 July, The Golden Lion, Todmorden A Hawk and a Hacksaw + The Family Elan, 17 August, The Golden Lion, Todmorden

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The Rubber Wellies

on Fri, 1 Jun 2018 at Strathdon Glenbuchat Hall 7:30pm

The Rubber Wellies visit Glenbuchat Hall for the first time on their Summer Tour of Scotland 2018. The travelling folk band, now in their 10th year, will be performing as a trio composed of songwriter, guitarist and singer Harry Bird (Bilbao), multi-instrumentalist Christophe Capewell (Dublin) and fiddle player and singer Kate Theodore (Southampton) who returns to Aberdeenshire after a second residency at the Scottish Sculpture Workshop in Lumsden. One of my favourite bands EVER!  The Mike Harding Folk Show A big draw on the live circuit - fRoots music magazine Songwriting genius... a masterclass in contemporary roots music - R2 music magazine "Try and listen to... the Rubber Wellies and be anything but happy, it's impossible!" - BBC Radio Sheffield   www.hotdroprecords.com

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Frigg

on Fri, 1 Jun 2018 at London Kings Place 7:00pm

Finnish folk supergroup Frigg have been wowing audiences around the world for fifteen years and have recorded eight albums. The tight interplay of four violins, two of them from the legendary Järvela family of Kaustinen, is thrilling to behold. Although Frigg have toured extensively in the UK, this is their first concert at a major London venue. 'Friggin' marvellous' was the Songlines review of their 2017 album Frost on Fiddles. Their name comes from the wife of Odin in Norse mythology, from whom we get the word Friday. So who better to headline this Finnish Friday concert.

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Bossa Nova With Luiza & Pedro

on Fri, 1 Jun 2018 at London Cafe Barcelona 7:00pm

This month our Bossa Nova night brings Brazilian duo Luiza & Pedro, who will perform with guitarist Luiz Morais, exploring genres of Brazilian music such choro, xote, baião and samba.  Food and drinks on the night Doors 7pm, Music at 8.30pm

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Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage

on Sat, 2 Jun 2018 at Castle Cary Caryford Community Hall 6:45pm

Huddled round a single microphone, singing intimate duets with just mountain dulcimer, dobro and guitar. Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage are a folk duo that look & sound classically timeless, yet feel refreshingly unique. The material is as joyful and fun as it is intense, but the common factor is the duo's warmth and confidence in each other; their natural ease and connection is clearly evident on the recorded music, and a genuine pleasure to witness on stage. Clearly, it is folk music for everyone.

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Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion

on Sat, 2 Jun 2018 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

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Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion

on Sat, 2 Jun 2018 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

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Curse Of Lono

on Sat, 2 Jun 2018 at Bedford Gordon Arms Ents Shed 8:00pm

When you see and hear Curse of Lono for the first time, you know that here is a band that is special. They are from London, formed by Felix Bechtolsheimer (ex Hey Negrita) in 2015, with the addition of drummer Neil Findlay, also from Hey Negrita. The rest of the group consists of Joe Hazell, lead guitar, Charis Anderson, bass and Dani Ruiz Hernandez, keyboards. Americana-UK If dangerous living bothers you, look away now - but for everyone else, Curse Of Lono are a new beacon of darkness. MOJO

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Laura Veirs

on Sat, 2 Jun 2018 at Sheffield The Hubs;'' 7:30pm

Americana stalwart Veirs returns with her tenth studio album in April, hot on the heels of the gushing accolades heaped on her lang/case/veirs project. The album "The Lookout" was produced by long term collaborator Tucker Martine. We are lucky to have one of her limited live shows to support it's release. This will be a very special evening

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Femi & The Inrhythms

on Sat, 2 Jun 2018 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:30pm

This 7-piece band from Lagos, Nigeria mixes the cerebral musicality of afrobeat with the visceral grooves of funk underpinned with Yoruba-English vocal styles to create an eclectic futuristic world dance music making them one of the key bands from the contemporary African music scene. Tonight the 7 piece are joined by a cracking horn section to bring the CD "Pressure To Pleasure" to a live audience.

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Roadrunner

on Sat, 2 Jun 2018 at Stony Stratford York House Centre 7:30pm

After TOO long an absence, the magnificent Roadrunner will tear down to Stony for an evening of high energy R&B and R&R and a fair bit of mayhem. Not to be missed if you love wild performance, fiendishly-good musicianship, and a rocking good night. Rutland's greatest R&B band see http://stevejohnsonsroadrunner.co.uk/page1.php DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm. Enjoy a snifter at the York House bar real ale, cider, wines and soft drinks. Bar proceeds to York House. PRICE £5.00 Tickets also available at York House Centre. REFUNDS POLICY: sorry, but we cannot guarantee refunds. We will attempt to sell on your "spare" ticket and give you the money. York House website www.york-house.org.uk or email jukeofstony@gmail for local details.

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Jaywalkers At Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 2 Jun 2018 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 7:00pm

Jaywalkers have cemented their place as one of the most exciting, virtuosic & entertaining young bands working on the British Acoustic Music scene. Effortlessly creating their own unique version of Acoustic Americana, the band takes influences from Old-Time, Bluegrass, Country, Folk and Western Swing in the form of virtuosic instrumentals, three part harmony & impressive slap bass. Add good humour, great song-writing, tasteful arrangements & exceptional musicianship to the mix & they are guaranteed to put a smile on your face. The music Jaywalkers create is in­novative and exhilarating but rooted deeply in tradition. Parking & Bar Available Contact: Mark/Elaine 01993831427 or 07870563299 wychwoodfolkclub@zoho.com

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Martin Stephenson

on Sat, 2 Jun 2018 at Chesterfield Eyre Chapel 7:30pm

A wonderful evening of acoustic music in the intimate setting of Eyre Chapel. Capacity is a maximum of 50 so advance booking is essential.

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Tim Penn

on Sat, 2 Jun 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Tim Penn is one of the most 'in demand' keyboard players on the roots, songwriter & blues scenes. Going back to the 1970s, he was a member of Dorris Henderson's Eclection and also the Kevin Coyne band alongside Andy Summers (The Police) and Gordon Smith (Described by John Peel as " The foremost white Blues guitarist in the world "). His influences range from stride and barrelhouse piano styles of the 1920s, through to the great New Orleans piano players like Professor Longhair, Fats Domino, and Dr. John. Take all this, season with a sprinkling of his original material, and the recipe is complete and ready. Tim is a firm favourite down at Nightjar where he has a monthly residency and also holds down the piano chair with the UK premier swing-blues band, The Cadillac Kings. He is joined tonight by Chris Proctor who plays guitar in Tim's own band, The Second Line.

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Brooks Williams

on Sat, 2 Jun 2018 at Wigan The Old Courts 7:00pm

We are delighted to welcome Brooks Williams back to Wigan. Brooks Williams hails from Statesboro, Georgia, the town made famous by country-blues legend Blind Willie McTell. Ranked in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists, he's a mean finger-picker and a stunning slide guitarist. Plus, he has a beautiful voice, says AmericanaUK, that you just melt into. Not one easy to pigeon-hole, Brooks' music is the love-child of country-blues and soulful Americana. His massive repertoire spans classic roots and blues, Trouble In Mind, Backwater Blues and Mother Earth, as well as compelling covers from the likes of Dave Alvin, Buddy Miller and Mose Allison. His own songs are thoroughly alive with clearly-drawn ironic characters, like Frank Delandry and Evil Knievel, and rich in blues pathos. Brooks Williams has worked stages worldwide for over twenty-five years, touring constantly in the US, UK and Europe. Audiences are often heard asking, how can one guitar and one voice sound like a full band? The San Antonio Light says that Williams is a fret monster who has to be seen to be believed!" "Stirring up soulful Americana, full-on blues and tasty rootsy grooves, he really rocks." (fRoots) "Talent, taste and astonishing technique." (Blues Revue)

 We called him back for three encores! (Blues In Britain) "Ear-gasmic delight!" (The Graveyard Shift) He's a lovely player, a lovely singer, and a great writer. The real thing. (Martin Simpson) A fret monster who has to be seen to be believed! (San Antonio Light) Americana at its finest! (fRoots) classy, tasteful, bright, and hugely enjoyable!" (Blues Matters)

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Cigar Box Guitar Make 'n' Play Workshop

on Sat, 2 Jun 2018 at Wigan The Old Courts 10:00am

Have you ever fancied building your own guitar? Don't know where to start? Well this is the event for you! Chickenbone John is a guitar builder, specialising in building three-string guitars out of cigar boxes, as played by the likes of Brooks Williams. This is a one-day course in which you can build your own guitar, and here are the details: 10am arrival for a 10.30am start Chickenbone John will teach and assist you in building your own 3-string cigar box guitar to take away at the end of the day All materials, tools and tuition included - just bring yourself and your enthusiasm! Lunch included, provided by The Coven Scheduled to finish around 3.30pm, then 4pm: 1-hour workshop on how to play slide and the cigar box guitar from...wait for it...Brooks Williams! 5pm finish. Brooks is also doing a concert for us in the evening at the same venue and we'll be offering half-price tickets for his evening concert to those attending the workshop (£7 instead of £14). Extra tickets will need to be at full price. Chickenbone John is doing support on the night, but we're happy for anyone who wants to get up and do a number with their new guitar, as is John!

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Mosi Conde & Kaira Kora Africa

on Sat, 2 Jun 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Spectacular Jawdropping Performance DJ Ritu Mighty Russ Jones Hackney GlobeTrotter Really Lovely Live Session BBCR3 World on 3 One of the UK's finest Guinean Griot Mosi Conde. Recently featured live and interviewed on BBC Radio 3's World on 3, Mosi Conde comes with heavyweight credentials. Born into one of West Africa's core Griot families he began playing the many instruments he is master of from a very young age and has been touring professionally since he was 15, initially throughout Africa and then in Europe. Mory Kante, Diamond Fingers Diabate and Sona Diabate founder of Les Amazones de Guinée are his close relatives and his family members are much in demand as producers and players for the likes of Salif Keita, Alpha Blondy and Ami Koita. Mosi Conde's music is steeped in tradition with a global sonic awareness (©). Whether solo or leading his band, Kaira Kora Afrika, Mosi creates music that excites and delights both aficionados and those new to West African music, his sheer musicality and skill evident throughout. It's music that is both contemplative and compelling to dance to. Mosi Conde is a great communicator sharing deep awareness of his beloved Guinea and a strong affinity for London through his fabulous compositions and performances. He has played Royal Festival Hall, QEH, Albert Hall, and many major festivals including WOMAD, Secret Garden, Shambala and has toured as part of In Place of War with Young Fathers and Sandy Shaw , as well as being part of Africa Express and the PRS New Music Biennale. Mosi Conde's debut album Kaira Kora Afrika secured glowing reviews and wide airplay on mainstream and alternative media alike. His follow up is eagerly awaited. The range of instruments Mosi Conde plays is astounding: He is well known for his mellifluous voice, creative and sparkling Kora and lightening force intuitive Djembe. To this solid foundation he adds Bolon Bata a goatskin covered calabash which in his expert hands more than equals major double bass players, Donso Ngoni (round - bass), Kamelon Ngoni (the griot's bass), Balafon (as vibrant as any Vibes or Xylophone), Guitar, Gongoma (large calabash thumb piano) and many many traditional percussion instruments. A living contemporary archive! Mosi's music is further amplified by his group of brilliant fellow musicians. Mosi Conde live and direct promises an uplifting and amazing evening. Essential ...be sure to book your tickets early!

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Amaraterra

on Sat, 2 Jun 2018 at London Balabam 8:00pm

back again at Balabam, the grooviest music den in North London! And as tradition Alister Prince will spin his magic decks for a great after party!

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Heidi Talbot And John Mccusker

on Sun, 3 Jun 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Two of folk music's most highly regarded and celebrated musicians, John McCusker and Heidi Talbot, are joining forces for the first time as a duo. 2018 will see Heidi and John celebrate their tenth year as musical partners with a new EP released in November on Under One Sky Records and an extensive Uk & European tour

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Hannah Sanders And Ben Savage

on Sun, 3 Jun 2018 at Topsham Malt House at The Globe 7:30pm

A chance meeting at their local Black Fen Folk Club in Cambridge uncovered Hannah and Ben's shared musical passions and sympathies that over time has developed into a unique show of American roots and English folk music. Singing intimate duets with just mountain dulcimer, dobro and guitar, Hannah and Ben are a folk duo that look and sound classically timeless. 'Spellbinding... Hannah and Ben were born to play and sing together.' - fRoots Magazine https://www.hannahbenmusic.com

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David Rovics

on Sun, 3 Jun 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

David Rovics was born in New York City, and as a guitar-slinging singer/songwriter now based in Portland, Oregan, has toured in over two dozen countries, including at mass protests throughout North America and Europe. In addition to his musical involvement with the anti-capitalist movement, labour, environmental and antiwar movements internationally, he has shared the stage on a number of occasions with Tom Morello, founder of Rage Against the Machine, who also recorded a lead guitar track on David's 2012 album, Meanwhile In Afghanistan. He has also shared the stage with Billy Bragg, Chumbawamba, Joan Baez, and Pete Seeger, and has toured extensively with Attila the Stockbroker, Robb Johnson, Anne Feeney, Tracey Curtis and Alistair Hulett.

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Lucy Ward At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 3 Jun 2018 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Our pal Lucy has firmly established herself as one of the key young folk performers in the country. Great songs, a wonderful performer and enough charisma to silence the press pack at a west end premier. That's our Lucy! At present a limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You may be able to pay on the night but please check back here or the club website walthamstowfolk.co.uk for any update to availability NOTE: Although there is plenty of seating at the venue tickets do not guarantee a seat and latecomers may have to stand if venue full.

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Lucy Ward At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 3 Jun 2018 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Our pal Lucy has firmly established herself as one of the key young folk performers in the country. Great songs, a wonderful performer and enough charisma to silence the press pack at a west end premier. That's our Lucy! At present a limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You may be able to pay on the night but please check back here or the club website walthamstowfolk.co.uk for any update to availability NOTE: Although there is plenty of seating at the venue tickets do not guarantee a seat and latecomers may have to stand if venue full.

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Jill Jackson - Are We There Yet ?

on Sun, 3 Jun 2018 at Campbeltown Ceol 7:00pm

Jill Jackson will be appearing as part of her UK tour with her band including Campbeltown's own Johnnie MacKinnon on keyboards. Are We There Yet? is the long awaited 5th solo album by Paisley born singer songwriter Jill Jackson, a record that bears the hallmarks of a 25yr musical journey that has taken her from Paisley to Top of The Pops to playing in every State of America (50 States in 50 Days.....yes really!) If you have seen Jill at Ceol before you know what a fantastic night it will be if you havn't been before don't leave it too late to get your tickets as they are expected to go fast.

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Luke Daniels 'revolve & Rotate'

on Sun, 3 Jun 2018 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

Such is Luke Daniels' unquenchable inquisitiveness that, since his landmark solo statement What's Here What's Gone in 2014, he's put down several more markers on the musical map. Revolve and Rotate had him transporting the 19th century's closest thing to hi-fi, the giant steel discs of the polyphon, to modern transcription. All of this, as longtime admirers noted, in the context of a career that already had 20 years on the clock, playing melodeon for the great and the good such as Ian Anderson and Riverdance, as a regular in Cara Dillon's band and a soloist on the soundtracks for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. True to Daniels' DNA, his music is founded upon the finest folk traditions, but he is nothing if not a 21st century troubadour. It's that mixture of the time-honoured and the timely that is at the heart of his ability to connect with fans across a broad spectrum of forebears, from Fairport Convention to Randy Newman to XTC. Featured on Folk Radio UK as classic contemporary folk and ★★★★ in Songlines magazine for his topical innovative songwriting. Frontiersman is not too strong a word.

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Carousel Sessions Present - Duncan Chisholm

on Sun, 3 Jun 2018 at Manchester Chorlton Irish Club 7:30am

On June 3rd we weslcome Duncan Chisholm with Hamish Napier (keys / flute), Jarlath Henderson (uilleann pipes / whisltes) and Ali Hutton (guitar) to our famous Carousel Sessions at Chorlton Irish *Press Release* Sandwood, the much-anticipated new album from Duncan Chisholm will go on general release on Friday 27 April 2018 . Subsequent to the success of his exquisite Strathglass Trilogy Duncan Chisholm has extensively performed and toured his music in venues and festivals throughout the U.K, Europe and North America. Having spent several years sharing his artistic representation of these majestic Highland Glens to the wider world, Duncan has embarked on a new journey, a pilgrimage in search of the next inspirational wild space. Deeply moved and motivated by the experience of trekking wild in the North West Highlands, Duncan Chisholm has crafted beautiful soundscapes inspired by the light and colour of the changing seasons. In this music you hear the sound of nature and the sound of the magnificent land around him, musical portraits of a world untouched by human hand. Sandwood, the new album, chronicles Duncan's solivagant journey through Sutherland to this bay on the edge of the Atlantic. Two years of imagining, writing and production have resulted in Duncan capturing this wild place musically. In doing so Duncan has created an epic multi-layered cinematic masterpiece with an imagined narrative that joyously revels in the transcendent wonder of nature. This is new music, which is true to its tradition. Track arrangements include an array of instruments and layer upon layer of harmonies, yet still Duncan's musical voice is clear. Duncan Chisholm is one of the most accomplished and authentic interpreters of traditional Highland fiddle music. His music is elegant, trancelike and tender, laced with strokes of genius. The natural elements that make the Highlands of Scotland such a unique canvas are the force and motivation behind his music.

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Carousel Sessions Present - Duncan Chisholm

on Sun, 3 Jun 2018 at Manchester Chorlton Irish Club 7:30am

On June 3rd we weslcome Duncan Chisholm with Hamish Napier (keys / flute), Jarlath Henderson (uilleann pipes / whisltes) and Ali Hutton (guitar) to our famous Carousel Sessions at Chorlton Irish *Press Release* Sandwood, the much-anticipated new album from Duncan Chisholm will go on general release on Friday 27 April 2018 . Subsequent to the success of his exquisite Strathglass Trilogy Duncan Chisholm has extensively performed and toured his music in venues and festivals throughout the U.K, Europe and North America. Having spent several years sharing his artistic representation of these majestic Highland Glens to the wider world, Duncan has embarked on a new journey, a pilgrimage in search of the next inspirational wild space. Deeply moved and motivated by the experience of trekking wild in the North West Highlands, Duncan Chisholm has crafted beautiful soundscapes inspired by the light and colour of the changing seasons. In this music you hear the sound of nature and the sound of the magnificent land around him, musical portraits of a world untouched by human hand. Sandwood, the new album, chronicles Duncan's solivagant journey through Sutherland to this bay on the edge of the Atlantic. Two years of imagining, writing and production have resulted in Duncan capturing this wild place musically. In doing so Duncan has created an epic multi-layered cinematic masterpiece with an imagined narrative that joyously revels in the transcendent wonder of nature. This is new music, which is true to its tradition. Track arrangements include an array of instruments and layer upon layer of harmonies, yet still Duncan's musical voice is clear. Duncan Chisholm is one of the most accomplished and authentic interpreters of traditional Highland fiddle music. His music is elegant, trancelike and tender, laced with strokes of genius. The natural elements that make the Highlands of Scotland such a unique canvas are the force and motivation behind his music.

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The Rude Mechanicals Band

on Sun, 3 Jun 2018 at Kenilworth The Tree House Bookshop 6:45pm

Led by singer-songwriter Wes Finch, the Rude Mechanicals Band set Shakespeare's words to music. Guitar, violin, viola, double bass and drums, with Wes on vocals, and words by the greatest poet of them all, combine to create a fabulous live experience. Tickets are £10, and include a £2 book voucher for the Tree House and tea/coffee. BYOB. 7pm start.

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Thom Ashworth And Hannah & Nick Harris

on Sun, 3 Jun 2018 at London Jaz & Jul's Chocolate House 6:30pm

London based Hannah Harris, is getting a reputation for performing great songs with a beautiful voice. Her music is inspired by the likes of John Martyn, Scott Matthews and Ryan Adams as well as by the art of Edward Hopper and the film making of the Cohen Bothers. In her live shows audiences find themselves at one moment in rapt attention listening to dark atmospheric ballads and then singing along with big joyful choruses. This is all hung on the obvious chemistry and musicality that she shares with her guitarist and partner Nick Harris. Having 'arrived' on the folk scene barely a year ago, English folksinger and bassist Thom Ashworth has already made a name for himself with his inventive arrangements of traditional songs, leading to shows with Lankum, Jim Causley, Ewan McLennan, Lisa Knapp, and many more. His two EP releases, Everybody's Gone To The Rapture and Hollow, have received wide airplay and generous praise from press, including best EP of 2017 on BBC Radio Merseyside's Folkscene. 'Adventurous, exciting, and highly effective.' fRoots

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Kelly Oliver

on Mon, 4 Jun 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kelly Oliver is a singer-songwriter, guitarist and harmonicist, described by The Times as an artist who 'blends traditional with bold, indie-pop'. Her debut album 'This Land', funded by an Emerging Excellence Award by Help Musicians UK, gained a 4* review from The Telegraph and her second album 'Bedlam', as well as being included in The Sunday Times Essential New Releases, was in Paul Sexton's Top 20 Albums of the Year in Prog Magazine and was nominated for Best Album from a Female Artist 2016 by Folkwords.

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Edwina Hayes, Carrie Martin & Lucy Marshall

on Mon, 4 Jun 2018 at Etton The Processed Pea 7:30pm

We're proud to host three regional singer/song writers that have all played separately at The Processed Pea but here they are together playing their own sets. Edwina Hayes Edwina's beautifully written songs, charming stage presence and voice of an angel have won her a reputation as a true natural talent of gentle folk-Americana. She has opened numerous shows for Jools Holland and Van Morrison as well as her own gigs playing stages everywhere from Glastonbury Festival to The Royal Albert Hall. Edwina numbers Michael Parkinson and Mike Harding among her fans and the title track of her album Pour Me A Drink was covered by Nanci Griffith who calls her 'the sweetest voice in England'.  Carrie Martin Carrie is a British acoustic guitarist, singer and songwriter from Hull in Yorkshire. Having given up music to raise a family she returned to writing, playing and singing encouraged by the noted acoustic guitarist Gordon Giltrap  she cites her meeting Gordon as the most important thing that has happened to her in her musical career. Her guitar playing has attracted sufficient attention for her to be recruited as an endorsee by Vintage guitars. Influenced by the likes of Eva Cassidy and Ann Wilson from Heart, her writing and performing style nevertheless defies categorisation. Lucy Marshall Lucy is a 20 year-old acoustic singer-songwriter from Hull. Her eclectic mix of covers and original material was first brought to people's attention when she started performing at only 15. Lucy has supported several well known artists such as Lucy Ward, The Long Notes, Roddy Woomble and Chantel McGregor, as well as playing at well established festivals including the Main Stage at Cornucopia, Cambridge Rock and Blues, The Great British Blues Festival and The Great British Folk festival, of which she packed out the skyline stage, late last year. 

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Jinski

on Mon, 4 Jun 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Tyneside's highly acclaimed indie folk duo Jinski make their debut at The Kitchen Garden Cafe, after supporting Lindisfarne, Kathryn Tickell, Mark Radcliffe and playing live on BBC1The One Show. Consisting of singer songwriter Stephen Wegrzynski and musician Dave Kennedy, their music is a partnership forged from acoustic roots, the love of a strong melody and crosses the borders of folk,country and pop. Described by Maverick magazine as "folk for modern ears ", their dynamic and heartfelt performances have been winning fans all over the UK with great songs that touch hearts and minds-- prepare to be moved.

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Flossie Malavialle

on Mon, 4 Jun 2018 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Flossie Malavialle

on Mon, 4 Jun 2018 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Walter Trout

on Mon, 4 Jun 2018 at Leeds Brudenell Social Club 7:30pm

Walter Trout's backstory is a page-turner you won't want to put down. Five decades in the making; it is equal parts thriller, romance, suspense and horror. There are musical fireworks, critical acclaim and fists-aloft triumph, offset by wilderness years and brushes with the jaws of narcotic oblivion. There are feted early stints as gunslinger in bands from John Mayall's Bluesbreakers to Canned Heat, and the solo career that's still blazing a quarter-century later. The veteran bluesman has seen and done it all - plays earth shattering blues rock music.

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Kashena Sampson

on Mon, 4 Jun 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Nashville's hottest new singer-songwriter Kashena Sampson will release her debut album in the UK on 18 May 2018 via her own record label 'New Moon Records'

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Martin Carthy

on Tue, 5 Jun 2018 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Lifetime Achievement Award BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014 For more than 50 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music's greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it. Trailblazing musical partnerships with, amongst others, Steeleye Span, Dave Swarbrick and his award-winning wife (Norma Waterson) and daughter Eliza Carthy have resulted in more than 40 albums, but Martin has only recorded 10 solo albums, of which the much anticipated Waiting for Angels (Topic TSCD527) was the latest. Whether in the folk clubs (which he continues to champion), on the concert stage or making TV appearances (he was the subject of the acclaimed `Originals' music documentary strand on BBC 2) - there are few roles that Martin Carthy hasn't played. He's a ballad singer, a ground-breaking acoustic and electric-guitarist and an authoritative interpreter of newly composed material. He always prefers to follow an insatiable musical curiosity rather than cash in on his unrivalled position. Perhaps, most significant of all, are his settings of traditional songs with guitar, which have influenced a generation of artists, including Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, on both sides of the Atlantic. `Arguably the greatest English folk song performer, writer, collector and editor of them all' Q Magazine 'Carthy is a master of the ballad of substance, songs that tell stories, whether they are traditional, his own or from contemporary writers.' The Telegraph

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Bentley Caldwell

on Tue, 5 Jun 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

It sounds country, pop, and 'radio-friendly.' But there's a wrinkle in Nashville's genre status that's begging for soulful folk music. The sound that returns people to their roots, but their ear hasn't quite settled on. Bentley Caldwell is forming that sound. Soulful as an Otis Redding record, Bentley's catalogue seems as though it would be more at home in a dusty old record shop, but is characterized by his thrilling lyrics, which soothe the ear of the 21st century. Originally from Kentucky and now a resident of Nashville, Bentley Caldwell was named Nashville's Best Emerging Artist of 2014 by Deli Magazine and is currently putting the finishing touches to his new album, to be released in 2016.

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Shamipia

on Tue, 5 Jun 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ●Shamipia A unique and outstanding collabo-unit by Shamisen player Keisho Ohno and pianist Mamoru Motooka. While Keisho adheres to his mottoUpholding AND destructing traditional music,Mamoru exhibits keen presence in the fields of jazz, rock, pops and classical music. Together they have been enjoying attention both home and abroad by touring France,Italy,Luxembourg and Switzerland in 2017. ●Opening Act Naomi Suzuki & Hide Takemoto Naomi Suzuki is one of the most well known Japanese singer in the UK. Naomi performs a special blend of UK dance, chill out and J-pop at various big event in the UK. Also Naomi is is well known for her charity single and ongoing fundraising activities in support of the victims of the Japanese Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami disaster. Hidè Takemoto started performing in the U.K., Europe and Japan in 2006. Inspired by his guru, the great virtuoso and composer Keigo Fujii, Hide's guitar technique can be traced back via José Luis Gonzaléz, Andrés Segovia, Miguel Llobet to the great Francisco Tárrega. Followed by his debut CD FOUR SPRINGS, Hidè is performing with many gigs, festivals and acquired international recognition.

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Picapica - Live At The Vaults

on Tue, 5 Jun 2018 at Cirencester The Vaults 7:30pm

One for sorrow and two for joy. PicaPica features the vocal interplay of Josienne Clarke and Samantha Whates, dual front women who create powerful harmonies atop layers of texture created by Adam Beattie & Sonny Johns, a tiding of magpies picking shiny moments of tone and timbre from 60s west coast, sunshine pop and indie folk. Josienne and Samantha met on the London acoustic music scene several years ago and immediately shared a love of singing and writing. They have been unofficially collaborating for years, often singing backing vocals for each other's projects or just singing harmonies together for the pure enjoyment of it.

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H E A R D

on Tue, 5 Jun 2018 at Brighton The Verdict 7:00pm

HEARD Daisy and Cerian co-founded the collective Heard after they first met in the studio recording vocals for Radiohead's album A Moon Shaped Pool in 2016 and started performing together on the London circuit. Both multi-instrumentalists with Celtic roots and renowned for their angelic voices, they decided to combine forces and form a new collective of female musicians who tour together, play together and support one another. The idea was born out of a desire for more female representation in the music industry and was inspired by other collectives such as Nashville-based I'm With Her, British collaboration Songs of Separation and music by indie folk/pop bands like First Aid Kit and The Staves. Daisy and Cerian wanted to take their music beyond London, and in this exciting new format they now embark on a UK tour together as Heard alongside special guests. Between them they play a dozen different instruments from classics like guitar and piano to the more unusual harp and banjo. For this tour they will join together onstage combining their talents to share their original songs and newly-crafted arrangements of classics. Daisy Chute Scottish-American Daisy Chute is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist currently working on her début album of original folk and americana songs. Often spotted wielding a banjo, Daisy is a regular in the London music scene and has been taught and mentored by rock royalty Sir Ray Davies, featured as a vocalist on Radiohead's latest album A Moon Shaped Pool, and even got the thumbs up from Sir Paul McCartney after a performance at the Royal Albert Hall. One of Paul Sexton's 'top music tips' for 2018, Daisy's music and voice has been described as Exquisitely delicious. Delicate, like a gossamer-winged creature made out of spun gold." Tony Moore (Soho Radio, The Bedford) Social media: www.daisychute.com www.facebook.com/daisychuteofficial www.twitter.com/daisychute www.instagram.com/daisychuteofficial Cerian London singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Cerian, has been described as a cross between Kate Bush, Joni Mitchell and London Grammar. She has been a BBC Introducing featured artist and recently recorded with Radiohead on their latest album. Classically trained in voice, harp, piano and guitar, Cerian weaves together melodic vocals and rich harmony with a love of poetry and literature, her songs often quoting from legendary writers such as William Blake, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Jack Kerouac and Lewis Carroll to create heartfelt poetic musical journeys. Having sung with the likes of U2, Tom Chaplin, Imogen Heap, Laura Mvula, Newton Faulkner and Amber Run, Cerian is now taking on the world with her own brand of contemporary ethereal folk and is looking forward to releasing her much-anticipated debut EP this Summer. SOCIAL MEDIA: @CerianMusic (Instagram / Twitter / Facebook / YouTube) https://instagram.com/cerianmusic/ https://www.facebook.com/cerianmusic https://twitter.com/CerianMusic https://www.youtube.com/Cerian https://soundcloud.com/cerianmusic WEBSITE: http://www.cerianmusic.com

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H E A R D

on Tue, 5 Jun 2018 at Brighton The Verdict 7:00pm

HEARD Daisy and Cerian co-founded the collective Heard after they first met in the studio recording vocals for Radiohead's album A Moon Shaped Pool in 2016 and started performing together on the London circuit. Both multi-instrumentalists with Celtic roots and renowned for their angelic voices, they decided to combine forces and form a new collective of female musicians who tour together, play together and support one another. The idea was born out of a desire for more female representation in the music industry and was inspired by other collectives such as Nashville-based I'm With Her, British collaboration Songs of Separation and music by indie folk/pop bands like First Aid Kit and The Staves. Daisy and Cerian wanted to take their music beyond London, and in this exciting new format they now embark on a UK tour together as Heard alongside special guests. Between them they play a dozen different instruments from classics like guitar and piano to the more unusual harp and banjo. For this tour they will join together onstage combining their talents to share their original songs and newly-crafted arrangements of classics. Daisy Chute Scottish-American Daisy Chute is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist currently working on her début album of original folk and americana songs. Often spotted wielding a banjo, Daisy is a regular in the London music scene and has been taught and mentored by rock royalty Sir Ray Davies, featured as a vocalist on Radiohead's latest album A Moon Shaped Pool, and even got the thumbs up from Sir Paul McCartney after a performance at the Royal Albert Hall. One of Paul Sexton's 'top music tips' for 2018, Daisy's music and voice has been described as Exquisitely delicious. Delicate, like a gossamer-winged creature made out of spun gold." Tony Moore (Soho Radio, The Bedford) Social media: www.daisychute.com www.facebook.com/daisychuteofficial www.twitter.com/daisychute www.instagram.com/daisychuteofficial Cerian London singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Cerian, has been described as a cross between Kate Bush, Joni Mitchell and London Grammar. She has been a BBC Introducing featured artist and recently recorded with Radiohead on their latest album. Classically trained in voice, harp, piano and guitar, Cerian weaves together melodic vocals and rich harmony with a love of poetry and literature, her songs often quoting from legendary writers such as William Blake, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Jack Kerouac and Lewis Carroll to create heartfelt poetic musical journeys. Having sung with the likes of U2, Tom Chaplin, Imogen Heap, Laura Mvula, Newton Faulkner and Amber Run, Cerian is now taking on the world with her own brand of contemporary ethereal folk and is looking forward to releasing her much-anticipated debut EP this Summer. SOCIAL MEDIA: @CerianMusic (Instagram / Twitter / Facebook / YouTube) https://instagram.com/cerianmusic/ https://www.facebook.com/cerianmusic https://twitter.com/CerianMusic https://www.youtube.com/Cerian https://soundcloud.com/cerianmusic WEBSITE: http://www.cerianmusic.com

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Andy Cutting At The Mayflower Folk Club - Tuesday 5 June

on Tue, 5 Jun 2018 at Cambridge Portland Arms 8:00pm

Andy Cutting is a stunning melodeon player, composer, and fine exponent of his craft. His exceptional talent, coupled with a warm and easy-going personality, endear him to audiences and fellow musicians alike. His outstanding playing and extensive repertoire always impress. "Andy is a top drawer player, who speaks with his hands" - Chris Wood

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Andy Cutting At The Mayflower Folk Club - Tuesday 5 June

on Tue, 5 Jun 2018 at Cambridge Portland Arms 8:00pm

Andy Cutting is a stunning melodeon player, composer, and fine exponent of his craft. His exceptional talent, coupled with a warm and easy-going personality, endear him to audiences and fellow musicians alike. His outstanding playing and extensive repertoire always impress. "Andy is a top drawer player, who speaks with his hands" - Chris Wood

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Rura (start Time 7.30pm)

on Wed, 6 Jun 2018 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Rura continually affirm their position as one of Scotland's most powerful groups. Their exquisitely rugged yet refined blend of fiddle, Highland pipes, flute, bodhran, guitar and voice has won a devoted following. In 2010 they were award-winners at Celtic Connections, and since then have appeared on a remarkable seven occasions. Their powerful, entrancing instrumentals have been a main stage highlight of many of the world's leading folk festivals including Cambridge, Tønder, Winnipeg and HebCelt, amongst countless others across 20+ countries. one of the most exciting bands on the Scottish folk scene Songlines

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Rura (start Time 7.30pm)

on Wed, 6 Jun 2018 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Rura continually affirm their position as one of Scotland's most powerful groups. Their exquisitely rugged yet refined blend of fiddle, Highland pipes, flute, bodhran, guitar and voice has won a devoted following. In 2010 they were award-winners at Celtic Connections, and since then have appeared on a remarkable seven occasions. Their powerful, entrancing instrumentals have been a main stage highlight of many of the world's leading folk festivals including Cambridge, Tønder, Winnipeg and HebCelt, amongst countless others across 20+ countries. one of the most exciting bands on the Scottish folk scene Songlines

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Rura (start Time 7.30pm)

on Wed, 6 Jun 2018 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Rura continually affirm their position as one of Scotland's most powerful groups. Their exquisitely rugged yet refined blend of fiddle, Highland pipes, flute, bodhran, guitar and voice has won a devoted following. In 2010 they were award-winners at Celtic Connections, and since then have appeared on a remarkable seven occasions. Their powerful, entrancing instrumentals have been a main stage highlight of many of the world's leading folk festivals including Cambridge, Tønder, Winnipeg and HebCelt, amongst countless others across 20+ countries. one of the most exciting bands on the Scottish folk scene Songlines

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Andy Cutting

on Wed, 6 Jun 2018 at London Kings Place 8:00pm

Andy Cutting is a rarity. A musician's musician (BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winner Best Musician 2008, 2011 & 2016): a soulful and technically outstanding melodeon practitioner with an ear for a fine tune. There are few melodeon players who put so much feeling into their playing, whether it is a set of dance tunes, or accompaniment to a slow English ballad. Andy has been consistent musical force since he came swiftly to prominence with the innovative Blowzabella. As well as a thorough grounding in the English tradition, Andy's influences extend way beyond these isles, particularly to the music of Central France and to the storming Quebecois tradition. These influences will be well-known to all those familiar with Andy's duo with English fiddle player, guitarist and singer, Chris Wood. Wood & Cutting became one of the most influential, and enduring, duos on the scene; paving the way for the explosion of many of today's thrusting young newcomers. As well as his ongoing work with Chris Wood, Andy is currently working with Martin Simpson, June Tabor and Blowzabella. 'Hearing Andy Cutting play is like going through the wardrobe and finding Narnia. His music is glorious, joyful, moving, subtle, emotionally charged, a totally spell-binding experience that is never long enough'. June Tabor 'Andy is the consummate accompanist, harmonically, rhythmically and melodically and an exquisite soloist. There is no one I'd rather work with.' Martin Simpson

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Jack Carty & Maz O'connor

on Wed, 6 Jun 2018 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Two of the UK's leading contemporary songwriters join forces in a celebration of song. Touring the UK in May and June of 2018. Jack Carty and Maz O'Connor are two of the most engaging songwriters on the U.K. acoustic scene and have ploughed independent furrows on their paths to success. Jack has recently relocated from Australia following the considerable success of 4 full length albums, 2 EP's, national awards and sold out shows across all seven states; Maz has spent a year developing new repertoire for a wider, more contemporary audience after being hailed as one of the UK folk scenes brightest stars. 2018 sees their paths converge for one very special UK tour, celebrating independent voices and the power of great songwriting:   Maz O'Connor Maz's most recent album "The Longing Kind" (produced by Jim Moray: 2016) was hailed by press and pundits alike and established her firmly in the roots scene as a force to be reckoned with. Performances on the UK festival scene followed, as did numerous accolades. Maz's considered and perceptive lyricism explores complex relationships between people and their surroundings, often presenting the modern city as a microcosm. She possesses the rare ability to create a whole world in a single song. Never one to rest on her laurels Maz has recently begun to explore a more contemporary soundscape. Collaborations with producers from the world of electronic pop music have lead to an exploration of new sonic spaces, and inspired a collection of shadowy, Scandinavian-esque, folk-noir songs, to be released in 2018. This tour sees the first performances of that new repertoire. 'Maz O'Connor's ace, apart from her remarkable songwriting talent, is her captivating voice ****' (Q Magazine) 'There is an inquiring intelligence as well as an emotional sensibility at work hereshe plays and sings beautifully *****' (Songlines) Jack Carty Award-winning Australian songwriter Jack Carty has released four critically acclaimed full-length albums and 2 EP's; toured extensively across Australia, New Zealand, The USA, Canada, The UK and Europe; co-written with the likes of Dan Wilson (Adele, Taylor Swift, Semisonic), Josh Pyke & Blair Dunlop; and received both the National MusicOz award for Acoustic Singer-Songwriter of the year and a biannual APRA Professional Development Award in his native Australia. In the midst of all this he decided to start his own label and release an album he produced, performed and recorded entirely himself in his own home, completely independently. The result was "Home State", one of Rhythms Magazine's Top 10 albums of 2016. It debuted at #1 on the AIR Independent album chart and #36 on the ARIA Album Chart. Such was the stir it created on home soil that it was picked up for release in the UK by Gilded Lily/Absolute; and so began Jack's love affair with touring the British Isles. It's an adventure that's seen him share British stages with the likes of Keston Cobblers' Club, Josh Pyke, Bernard Fanning and Blair Dunlop, and sell out a recent 3 night residency at The Green Note in London. Jack has just finished a brand new album titled 'Hospital Hill' set for worldwide release in May 2018. Written and produced with long-time collaborator Gus Gardiner (Papa Vs. Pretty, Montaigne, East) 'Hospital Hill' was recorded live in the studio over two days in Sydney with members of The Australian Chamber Orchestra. "Carty might well have found his happy place" ★★★★ (The Sunday Star Times) An album of confession and honesty, but also humour and the sublime ★★★★ (The Sydney Morning Herald)

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Ian W Brown

on Wed, 6 Jun 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- It's 30 years since Ian W Brown decided he stood a better chance of making a living farming pigs in Hampshire than saving the world with song. A year or two later while toiling in the fields, he heard The Stone Roses on the radio, fell in love with the band and allowed himself a wry smile that at least one person with his name the band's lead singer 'Ian Brown ' was living the dream. Ian always kept his hand in writing songs before going to work and playing folk clubs when he could. Then, farming being almost as precarious as the record business, he answered the call for Britain's farmers to diversify by going into the music industry full time. In the last year Ian's songs have played on Radio 1, 2 , 4 and 5 and he working on something for Radio 3 once he has mastered the nose flute. Ian has supported 10 cc, Steve Harley, Rita Coolidge, Julie Felix and Martin Cathy amongst others. 2018 sees him returning to the fringe stages and after-hours sessions at some of the country's most prestigious festivals and folk clubs to play a few of his songs that have graced the charts and so many more that haven't. Ian is about to record his second EP ' The Frog Kissers Lament ' for release this spring and is also making a 'Him Book ' containing all the songs he performs live, so people who haven't seen him before can join in with songs; Amen & Awomen. Ian W Brown is the only recorded pig farmer to be nominated for an Ivor Novello Award, for co-writing Sandi Thom's number one single, 'I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker.'

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Bentley Caldwell

on Wed, 6 Jun 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8.45pm. 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 sounds country, pop, and by all means 'radio-friendly.' But there's a wrinkle in Nashville's genre status that's begging for soulful folk music. The sound that returns people to their roots, but their ear hasn't quite settled on. Bentley Caldwell is forming that sound. Soulful as an Otis Redding record, Bentley's catalog seems as though it would be more at home in a dusty old record shop, but is characterized by his thrilling lyrics, which soothe the ear of the 21st century. Originally from Kentucky and now a resident of Nashville, Bentley Caldwell was named Nashville's Best Emerging Artist of 2014 by Deli Magazine and is currently putting the finishing touches to his new album, to be released in 2016. In his music, Bentley chooses emotion over all other aspects of his writing. Whether it be physically, mentally, or emotionally, music should move you, he says. "If it doesn't, it wasn't created from the soul."

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Tim Eriksen - Hardcore Americana At Yellow Arch Studios

on Wed, 6 Jun 2018 at Sheffield Yello Arch Studios 7:30pm

Tim Eriksen Hardcore Americana Powered Flight Music is excited to bring the phenomenal Tim Eriksen to Sheffield's Yellow Arch Studios! Tim is acclaimed for transforming American tradition with his startling interpretations of old ballads, love songs, shape-note gospel and dance tunes from New England and Southern Appalachia. He combines hair-raising vocals with inventive accompaniment on banjo, fiddle, guitar and bajo sexto - a twelve string Mexican acoustic bass - creating a distinctive hardcore Americana sound that ranges from the bare bones of solo unaccompanied singing on Soul of the January Hills (Appleseed 2010) through the stripped-down voice and bajo sexto Christmas album Star in the East to the lush, multi-layered arrangements on Josh Billings Voyage, a new album of northern roots American music. "stark songs and breakneck picking" - New York Times "among the world's finest folk practitioners" - Toronto Star "one of the best voices in music" - T Bone Burnett Doors at 7:30PM. Music starts at 8. £12+BF in Advance. £15 on the door.

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Chris And Kellie While

on Thu, 7 Jun 2018 at Stony Stratford York House Centre 7:15pm

Concert in Main Hall

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Sid Calderbank In Lunchtime Recital

on Thu, 7 Jun 2018 at Longton Methodist Church 12:50pm

As a native dialect speaker, Sid has been researching and collecting songs, stories and poems of old Lancashire for the past 30 odd years, performing them only at impromptu events, at folk and art festivals as well as local clubs. Business, family and a very successful 20 year stint as a barn dance caller with Lancashire's famous Old Pequilar Band kept Sid busy enough. Although he is still occasionally dragged, kicking and screaming, from retirement to call dances, the last 10 years with time on his hands, has allowed him to develop and promote his dialect performances to a much wider audience. Historical societies, Libraries, Social and Professional Groups, Museums, Schools, Arts, Literary and Folk Festivals, Old Folks Luncheon Clubs, and Lancashire themes events from the likes of pubs and restaurants have all benefited. Sid is an active member of the Edwin Waugh Society, The Lancashire Society and help and support from Cock Robin Music has enabled him to record everything he does for posterity, "to keep it from oblivion". He hopes his efforts will help to preserve our ancient language for future generations. Light lunches provided by The Village Teapot available from £2.

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Kyle Carey

on Thu, 7 Jun 2018 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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Kyle Carey

on Thu, 7 Jun 2018 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

Making a long overdue return to Leicester is Gaelic Americana singer-songwriter Kyle Carey. Her latest album, The Art Of Forgetting, featured the likes of Rhiannon Giddins and John McCusker and is attracting rave reviews. Her live shows are intimate and emotional, whether she's singing traditional Gaelic songs or her own compositions,and each one is a night to treasure and remember. "A voice to die for" - Mike Harding

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Dusty Stray

on Thu, 7 Jun 2018 at Worthing Coast Cafe des Artistes 7:00am

The man behind the band Dusty Stray is Jonathan Brown. Born in Taiwan. Grew up in Texas as son of a preacher man. Raised on songs about death and resurrection, Dusty Stray is the ultimate Outsider Americana artist - a must watch on this, his first visit to Worthing. "It's all delightfully dark and the trick of allying beautiful and tapalong music to dark words has rarely been performed as well" AMERICANA.UK

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The Goat Roper Rodeo Band + Wild Bill & The Lost Knobs

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ With just an upright bass, two old guitars and a bucketful of aching harmony, THE GOAT ROPER RODEO BAND are preaching 'Country Blues' like you never heard It's up, it's down, it's soft and loud, it's dark and lonesome too, there's hurt and shame and some mean old pain but there's love in what they do! There's a hint of Gram, a sniff of Dylan and a twist of Waylon's blues Simply put, it's exactly what it says on the tin. WILD BILL & THE LOST KNOBS are a high-energy roots rock band from Austin, Texas. Heavily influenced by music from Austin's trademark 70s era, the band combines blues and country with other progressive styles to satisfy the dancers, the rockers, the rollers, and anyone else who hears them play. They look and sound like they were sent straight out of a time machine from the Armadillo World Headquarters in 1978, and quite possibly smell like it too. The band formed in a slow cooker starting with a singer songwriter show in a coffee shop.

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Marcus Bonfanti & The Delta Duo

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

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

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Boxcar Boys

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

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Balkan Dance Party : Balkanatics

on Thu, 7 Jun 2018 at London Off The Cuff 7:00pm

The wild dance music of the Balkans featuring Anglo - Balkan ensemble Balkanatics with support from the equally outrageous London Gypsy Orchestra. An evening inside an Emil Kusturica film.

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Balkan Dance Party : Balkanatics

on Thu, 7 Jun 2018 at London Off The Cuff 7:00pm

The wild dance music of the Balkans featuring Anglo - Balkan ensemble Balkanatics with support from the equally outrageous London Gypsy Orchestra. An evening inside an Emil Kusturica film.

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Tennessee Waltz, Jimmy Rae & Sarah Lou

on Thu, 7 Jun 2018 at Ruthin AllStyles Music Club 7:00pm

Jimmy Rae and Sarah Lou dropped in on one of our Singers' Nights, and knocked us out with their fabulous harmonies. Singing covers and some of their own songs, taken from their album One Day. It was their tribute to 1950s teenage rocker Eddie Cochran in the finale spot that convinced us to get them back to do a little concert for us. It was a lovely lament called Eddies Guitar which transitioned into a fabulous cover of Cochran's full-on, foot-tapping, rock song Summertime Blues. They will be performing tonight as a duo under the name of Tennessee Waltz and we are in for a treat! Support by the AllStyles Regulars The evening will begin with a round of floor spots by a variety of local singers who will deliver a broad mix of Folk, Blues, R&B and Country, followed by two fabulous 45 minute sets from our guests. The venue The function room at The Feathers Inn is 'seated with tables'. There is a separate well stocked bar with guest ales. Tea/coffee available. Disabled access and plenty of nearby parking. And if you want to stay over, The Feathers also has beautifully appointed rooms available at reasonable prices. Non-members are very welcome to join us for this concert. We are a non-profit club, so the heavily subsidised ticket price is just £5 We are limited to 50 tickets however, so go to WeGotTickets and get yours now. Regular members can purchase tickets at their usual concessionary price at The Feathers on any club night. Doors 7.00pm - Music Starts at 7.30pm (Come early for the best seats)

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Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno

on Thu, 7 Jun 2018 at Brighton Junkyard Dogs 7:30pm

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Flamenco Express Double Bill @ The Courtyard

on Thu, 7 Jun 2018 at London Court Yard Theatre London 7:30pm

Flamenco Express delivers another cargo of raw, heart-wrenching flamenco - in the form of: 'sizzling soloist' La Joaquina, guitar virtuoso Chris Clavo, and the vocal heritage of flamenco custodian Antonio el Pola. Plus the power and grace of Alejandro Molinero - and the welcome return of the inextinguishable Sara Peréz, hot from the 2018 Sadler's Wells Festival. Both highly respected award-winning innovative young dancers who have shown the direction of the flamenco journey. Sara Peréz Born in Madrid, Sara studied with some of Flamenco's finest such as La Popi, Beatriz Barceló, Paco Pozo, David Sánchez, Pepa Molina, María Juncal, Marco Flores and Concha Jareño. Sara is in worldwide demand and a regular favourite at prestigious tablaos such as Las Carboneras, El Corral de la Moreria and Tablao Villa Rosa in Madrid. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RamTsTdEa54 Alejandro Molinero A dancer of fiery physicality and imagination and competition-winner for choreography at Real Conservatorio Alejandro has many achievements including: resident artist with Ballet National de Espaňa; guest soloist for Compania de Carmen Cantero and Javier Latorre's production 'Amores de Solana'; partner with Concha Jareňo in Casa Patas in Madrid; and guest choreogragher and teacher for Teal Conservatorio. Also a regular at the prestigious Jerez Festival. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvs2Vt24bBQ This feisty flamenco company deliver the finest in flamenco, plus sizzling soloist La Joaquina Time Out Delighted the audience, who rewarded them with rapturous applause and encores. Dance Europe

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Flamenco Express Double Bill @ The Courtyard

on Thu, 7 Jun 2018 at London Court Yard Theatre London 7:30pm

Flamenco Express delivers another cargo of raw, heart-wrenching flamenco - in the form of: 'sizzling soloist' La Joaquina, guitar virtuoso Chris Clavo, and the vocal heritage of flamenco custodian Antonio el Pola. Plus the power and grace of Alejandro Molinero - and the welcome return of the inextinguishable Sara Peréz, hot from the 2018 Sadler's Wells Festival. Both highly respected award-winning innovative young dancers who have shown the direction of the flamenco journey. Sara Peréz Born in Madrid, Sara studied with some of Flamenco's finest such as La Popi, Beatriz Barceló, Paco Pozo, David Sánchez, Pepa Molina, María Juncal, Marco Flores and Concha Jareño. Sara is in worldwide demand and a regular favourite at prestigious tablaos such as Las Carboneras, El Corral de la Moreria and Tablao Villa Rosa in Madrid. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RamTsTdEa54 Alejandro Molinero A dancer of fiery physicality and imagination and competition-winner for choreography at Real Conservatorio Alejandro has many achievements including: resident artist with Ballet National de Espaňa; guest soloist for Compania de Carmen Cantero and Javier Latorre's production 'Amores de Solana'; partner with Concha Jareňo in Casa Patas in Madrid; and guest choreogragher and teacher for Teal Conservatorio. Also a regular at the prestigious Jerez Festival. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvs2Vt24bBQ This feisty flamenco company deliver the finest in flamenco, plus sizzling soloist La Joaquina Time Out Delighted the audience, who rewarded them with rapturous applause and encores. Dance Europe

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The Willows

on Fri, 8 Jun 2018 at Harwell Village Hall 7:00pm

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, co-produced with Sean Lakeman was released to critical aclaim, with The Telegraph hailing it "a triumph" in a 5-star review and a place in their folk albums of 2014. 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 Willows will be ably supported by local band The White Horse Whisperers. Tickets £15 in advance and £18 on the door. Doors at 7pm, music at 7:40pm. For information about parking see this link: https://www.harwellvillagehall.co.uk/parking-at-harwell-village-hall/

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Ryan Mcgarvey

on Fri, 8 Jun 2018 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:00pm

Ryan McGarvey is described as a star on the rise, but to us at The Haven Club he IS a star, having watched him rise after putting him on every year since his early days, his musical ability and passion stun us every time. In just the past few years his accolades have included being selected by Eric Clapton from over 4,000+ artists worldwide to perform at his 2010 Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago, to the Guitar Player Magazine's Annual Readers Choice Award for Best New Talent in 2013. 2014 proved to be another epic year for McGarvey as he voted the winner of Best Guitarist in the European Blues Awards. Ryan is constantly on tour internationally, and records whenever time permits. His incendiary, yet dynamic guitar playing leaves crowds around the world marveling, and wanting more. With strong songs, award winning vocals, fierce guitar playing, an unstoppable work ethic, and an undying love for the blues flavored hard rock he pours from his soul, Ryan has been compared to the best in the business. Ryan McGarvey, though already a seasoned professional, has a bright future ahead of him that has only just begun. Catch him at this intimate venue while you can! I met Ryan in 2006 and was very impressed at the depth of his influence and his ability to put them together in his own way To watch him grow as a artist and to hear his name mentioned to me as much as it has is a testament to his hard work and skill.   Joe Bonamassa

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Ryan Mcgarvey

on Fri, 8 Jun 2018 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:00pm

Ryan McGarvey is described as a star on the rise, but to us at The Haven Club he IS a star, having watched him rise after putting him on every year since his early days, his musical ability and passion stun us every time. In just the past few years his accolades have included being selected by Eric Clapton from over 4,000+ artists worldwide to perform at his 2010 Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago, to the Guitar Player Magazine's Annual Readers Choice Award for Best New Talent in 2013. 2014 proved to be another epic year for McGarvey as he voted the winner of Best Guitarist in the European Blues Awards. Ryan is constantly on tour internationally, and records whenever time permits. His incendiary, yet dynamic guitar playing leaves crowds around the world marveling, and wanting more. With strong songs, award winning vocals, fierce guitar playing, an unstoppable work ethic, and an undying love for the blues flavored hard rock he pours from his soul, Ryan has been compared to the best in the business. Ryan McGarvey, though already a seasoned professional, has a bright future ahead of him that has only just begun. Catch him at this intimate venue while you can! I met Ryan in 2006 and was very impressed at the depth of his influence and his ability to put them together in his own way To watch him grow as a artist and to hear his name mentioned to me as much as it has is a testament to his hard work and skill.   Joe Bonamassa

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Bennett Wilson Poole

on Fri, 8 Jun 2018 at London Water Rats 7:30pm

Danny Wilson (Danny and the Champions Of The World, Grand Drive), and Robin Bennett (The Dreaming Spires, Goldrush, Saint Etienne) join forces with Tony Poole (Starry Eyed and Laughing), producer extraordinaire, and king of the electric twelve-string Rickenbacker, their voices, guitars, and songwriting combining to marvellous effect. After 3 sold out launch gigs, this will be Bennett Wilson Poole's first official London headline show. Felix Holt and the Radicals support. "Authentic Americana doesn't get any more reverent, respectful or remarkable than this. No Depression "High on harmonies and brimming with backwards guitar effects and soulful songs Say It With Garage Flowers Epic magical there's no finer jangle than that of Tony Poole Ralph McLean, BBC Ulster

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Luke Daniels The Polyphon Chronicles

on Fri, 8 Jun 2018 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

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Lily Dior

on Fri, 8 Jun 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- One of Australia's most exciting voices Lily Dior brings her unique blend of Jazz and Soul to the Green Note stage for the first time. Rich in musicality, sonorous tones and soulful compositions Dior is a captivating live performer.

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Wild Bill & The Lost Knobs Special!!!

on Fri, 8 Jun 2018 at Sheffield Albert Road 7:00pm

This is a Cafe#9 presents event that will be held at 290 Albert Road, Sheffield. S8 9RD DOORS OPEN 7PM... ALL ENTRY BY 8PM!!! Wild Bill and the Lost Knobs are a high-energy, roots-rock band from Austin, Texas. The international touring band is heavily influenced by music from Austin's trademark 70s era, the band combines blues and country with other progressive styles to satisfy the dancers, the rockers, the rollers, and anyone else who hears them play. They look and sound like they were sent straight out of a time machine from the Armadillo World Headquarters in 1978, and quite possibly smell like it too. The band formed in a slow cooker starting with a singer songwriter show in a coffee shop. That eventually resulted in the band playing their own "Highbilly Happy Hour" residency at the world famous Antone's. ************************************************************* An AMAZING line up of supports for this show including acts that probably need no introduction!! THE GOAT ROPER RODEO BAND!! ASH GRAY!! BANJO JEN!!!

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Edwina Hayes

on Fri, 8 Jun 2018 at Water Yeat Village Hall 7:30pm

Edwina makes a return visit after two previous sell out visits. Irish born Singer Songwriter that grew up in Preston so gifted and full of song, with a voice that is as sweet as the angles. Cabaret style seating. No bar bring your own tipples & treats. Find us off the A5084 to Coniston: Sat. Nav. post code LA12 8DJ

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Tim Eriksen

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

Brilliant US multi-instrumentalist reworking Appalachian tradition Where to start when introducing the man The Guardian called the coolest-looking guy in folk music? One thing's for sure - this one-time punk rocker turned ethnomusicologist is no ordinary singer-songwriter. He plays anything with strings - from banjo to bajo sexto - and possesses a "take no prisoners" voice that renowned producer T Bone Burnett called "one of the best in music." Burnett it was who hired Tim to teach Nicole Kidman and Jude Law, stars of the Oscar-winning Cold Mountain, to sing the way they did in the days of the American Civil War. Eriksen is a Professor of his Homeland's folk music - acclaimed for his re-working of Appalachian and New England love songs, ballads, dance tunes and sacred harp hymns of the 19th Century. It's what he calls "hardcore Americana." The only man to have shared a stage with both Kurt Cobain and Doc Watson, Eriksen arrives at the Kalamazoo Klub via the mountains and the Universities of the USA, and Oscars ceremony, the Prairie Home Companion and Carnegie Hall. A remarkable performance not to be missed!

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The Twisty Turns

on Fri, 8 Jun 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... THE TWISTY TURNS play delightful original music that is influenced by the old sounds of Country, Folk, Country Blues and Bluegrass. They accompany their warm original music with traditional Country songs and rip roaring fiddle tunes. Abundant and original musical thoughtfulness, great song writing and accomplished musicianship makes up their warm and vibrant sound. They released their well received debut album CAME SEPTEMBER last year and can be found performing their music all over the UK and are heading off for their debut European appearances this coming Spring. 'Came September is full of melancholy and beautiful songs. The rhythm section with Trilsbach and Gallon offers Bloom the opportunity to showcase his violin. The voice of Trilsbach is a sensation on stage and is especially intense on this album...With this especially warm album, the debut on record for the trio, the band knows absolutely how to convince' The Next GIG (NL) FEB'18 ​

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Flamenco With Lourdes Fernandez

on Fri, 8 Jun 2018 at London Cafe Barcelona 7:00pm

An evening of spectacular flamenco music and dance with Madrid dancer Lourdes Fernandez and her group. Food and drinks on the night Doors 7pm, Music at 8.30pm

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New Roots: Gem Andrews

on Fri, 8 Jun 2018 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Gem Andrews writes Americana and folk music with an honesty and rawness that cuts to the quick. Andrews' superb songs are backed by lush harmonies, sweet fiddle, piano and accordion, and supported by a double bass and drums rhythm section. Deeply rooted in contemporary alt-country, her sound makes respectful nods to the giants of roots and country music, Patsy Cline, Lucinda Williams and Kate & Anna McGarrigle, all the while maintaining her own fiercely independent spirit. In Andrews' powerful new album 'North', to be released in January 2018, she employs a noir-country stye to tackle heavyweight themes of mental illness, poverty, community and destitution. Running through every song is the North East of England- as subect, backdrop and through tribute to local legends, including adaptations of poems by the late, great local poet and playwright Julia Darling. 'North' captures the energy and warmth of the people of the region, and the rage felt at a political class who have left them to waste. WATCH GEM ANDREWS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fxce-Ib97_c

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Too Many Crooks

on Fri, 8 Jun 2018 at Lewes The Con Club 7:30pm

2 BRILLIANT SKA BANDS

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Ceilidh With Laurel Swift And The West London Folk Band

on Sat, 9 Jun 2018 at Ickenham Village Hall 7:30pm

In association with the Ickenham Festival Fun for all the family! No previous experience necessary. Licensed bar at reasonable prices.

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Ceilidh With Laurel Swift And The West London Folk Band

on Sat, 9 Jun 2018 at Ickenham Village Hall 7:30pm

In association with the Ickenham Festival Fun for all the family! No previous experience necessary. Licensed bar at reasonable prices.

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Jinski Tix

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

Tyneside's highly acclaimed indie folk duo are singer songwriter Stephen Wegrzynski and musician Dave Kennedy. A partnership forged in acoustic roots with the love of strong melodies crossing the borders of folk country and pop. Dynamic performances with great songs for the heart and mind are guaranteed-- prepare to be moved! Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, JINSKI are song writer Stephen Wegrzynski and musician Dave Kennedy, a partnership forged from acoustic roots and the love of a strong melody. Their music touches the borders of folk, country, and pop, keeping alive the song writing tradition whilst remaining resolutely modern. Playing 'live' with just two voices and two guitars JINSKI have been touring the UK, honing their craft, chalking up the miles and making new friends wherever they play. They have built a reputation for delivering music for the head and the heart that is full of passion, meaning and originality. Notable supports have been to Joe Jackson, Eliza Carthy , The Proclaimers, Lindisfarne and Raintown. In October 2016 they opened two shows for Kathryn Tickell at The Brewery Arts Centre in Kendall Cumbria and The Malting in Berwick, Northumberland. Recent TV appearances include BBC 1 The One Show. In the last few years JINSKI have released two full studio CD albums ('Down Here' and 'Hurry Home') and a 10 vinyl only EP 'Live Long' all on general release through Lucky Smile Records/Proper Music Distribution. Their albums deliver memorable tunes with a cutting lyrical edge, taking the little things that matter and revealing the bigger picture. Here are songs that capture the moment, ask simple questions and offer some reflection. JINSKI tell stories capturing the mundane and the magic in everyday life.

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The Goat Roper Rodeo Band/wild Bill & The Lost Knobs (double Headliner)

on Sat, 9 Jun 2018 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

MrWishyWashy presents Launderette Sessions Fancy staying over somewhere in Durham that's a little quirky? https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/19425847 http://www.oldcinemalaunderette.uk/retro-gig-venue https://www.facebook.com/LaunderetteSessions/ https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g190832-d6612072-Reviews-Old_Cinema_Launderette-Durham_County_Durham_England.html https://mobile.twitter.com/LaunderetteSess https://www.instagram.com/launderette_sessions/ Old Cinema Launderette is a mix of standing and seating. If you wish to be seated it is best to arrive early. Doors open at 7pm. If you have any special needs please advise us by email to mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com and we will do our very best to accommodate these. The launderette is wheelchair friendly as is our beautiful toilet. All timings are approximate but generally:- Doors - 19.00 Support 19.45 Headline Around 20.30 Please check Old Cinema Launderette Facebook page for more up to date information. Old Cinema Launderette & bar serves craft beers on draught and a small but perfectly formed gin menu. We also serves OCC Coffee and Yorkshire Tea. We have a selection of fruit Teas and posh soft drinks. With just an upright bass, two old guitars and a bucketful of aching harmony, THE GOAT ROPER RODEO BAND are preaching 'Country Blues' like you never heard It's up, it's down, it's soft and loud, it's dark and lonesome too, there's hurt and shame and some mean old pain but there's love in what they do! There's a hint of Gram, a sniff of Dylan and a twist of Waylon's blues Simply put, it's exactly what it says on the tin. Wild Bill and the Lost Knobs are a high-energy roots rock band from Austin, Texas. Heavily influenced by music from Austin's trademark 70s era, the band combines blues and country with other progressive styles to satisfy the dancers, the rockers, the rollers, and anyone else who hears them play. They look and sound like they were sent straight out of a time machine from the Armadillo World Headquarters in 1978, and quite possibly smell like it too. The band formed in a slow cooker starting with a singer songwriter show in a coffee shop. That eventually resulted in the band playing their own "Highbilly Happy Hour" residency at the world famous Antone's.

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Cottonopolis - A Musical Walk With The Bailey Sisters

on Sat, 9 Jun 2018 at Manchester National Football Museum 2:00pm

A guided walk about the history and music of the cotton trade and the Ancoats area of Manchester, finishing in the pub! The walk will last just over 2 hours. There will be regular stops with 'perching points' but please wear comfortable shoes, and bring a drink, and a stool if you need one. We're sorry but we cannot guarantee the route will be wheelchair accessible.

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Namvula

on Sat, 9 Jun 2018 at London Balabam 7:30pm

SHOUT COLLECTIVE PRESENTS LIVE ON STAGE NAMVULA Anglo-Zambian roots from the new queen of London's African music scene + BLAKE & GOOSE The UK's finest blues guitarist, together for the first time. On the Decks: THE SHOUT COLLECTIVE DJS Spinning the best selection of blues, soul, funk & global sounds The Shout Collective brings its blues and beyond party spirit to a new venue. Live on stage, Anglo-Zambian singer-songwriter Namvula and her group. Namvula Rennie is a breath of fresh air on the UK African music scene, a beautiful and very talented vocalist and composer with a sound that's light, rootsy and sometimes poetic. With her excellent second album Quiet Revolutions just out, Namvula and her band will be raising the roof and lifting your spirits. http://www.namvula.com/ Support comes from our very special guests Blake & Goose AKA Adam Blake (Errol Linton Band, Cornershop, Natacha Atlas) and Ramon Goose (Desert Rock, West African Blues Project. NuBlues). These two excellent blues guitarists will be performing together for the first time. We don't know exactly what's going to happen, but it's bound to be a treat for the ears. https://www.facebook.com/adam.blake.3192 https://ramongoose.wordpress.com/ On the decks, The Shout Collective DJs AKA Jamie Renton (Chilli Fried), Norman Druker, Aly Prince (Insight Radio) and Deb Smith (Radio NOPE), will be taking the Devil's Music back to Africa, out into the big city and anywhere else that feels right for moving and grooving the people. http://www.chillifried.com/the-shout-collective.html#sthash.6LF62Kld.dpbs £5 in advance/ £7 on the door

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Phil King

on Sat, 9 Jun 2018 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

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Paprika Live In Birmingham

on Sat, 9 Jun 2018 at Birmingham St Lazar's Hall 7:00pm

Join Paprika, UK's premier Balkan band for an unforgettable night of Balkan, Gypsy and traditional Eastern European Music!!! "A must see" - Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio Door 7pm Show time 7:30pm

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Geoff Lakeman

on Sat, 9 Jun 2018 at Osmington Village Hall 7:00pm

Geoff is a Cornishman who has lived on Dartmoor for 40 years and has been described as " A stalwart of the West Country Folk scene and the father of a virtual folk dynasty." He's the dad of Sean, Sam and Seth Lakeman, who are all internationally renowned folk musicians.They began playing as children in a family band with Geoff and their violinist mum, Joy. Geoff is a leading exponent of the rare Crane Duet concertina. He performs self-written and West Country songs, English, Irish and Scottish folk and other music as varied as Jimmie Rodgers,the Louvin Brothers, Richard Thompson and Randy Newman. He's also one of the few to play 1920's/ 30's jazz on an authentic 1920's instrument. His smooth tenor vocals and unique concertina accompaniment have won him plaudits and fans over the years but it has only been since retiring from a long career as a Fleet Street Journalist that Geoff has truly spread his wings musically. 2017 saw the release of Geoff's debut album 'After All These Years'. With a stellar line up of musical family and friends it showcases his talents perfectly and illustrates the high regard and affection in which he is held. Click below for a very entertaining taster! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8xkBQFN_kM

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Zimbe!

on Sat, 9 Jun 2018 at Canterbury Baptist Church 5:30pm

Zimbe! (Come and Sing!) - A Cantata of African songs, performed by five local choirs, drumming group and jazz band* on Saturday 9th June 18.00 at Canterbury Baptist Church. Tickets £10 Under 16 yrs FREE

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Zimbe!

on Sat, 9 Jun 2018 at Canterbury Baptist Church 5:30pm

Zimbe! (Come and Sing!) - A Cantata of African songs, performed by five local choirs, drumming group and jazz band* on Saturday 9th June 18.00 at Canterbury Baptist Church. Tickets £10 Under 16 yrs FREE

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Under A Banner

on Sat, 9 Jun 2018 at Worcester Marr's Bar 8:00pm

Under A Banner return with a new single, Light Breaks Through, and announce new hard-rocking EP, Riot. Under A Banner return with a new single, Light Break Through, and recently succeeded with crowdfunding their upcoming new EP, Riot, due for release in May 2018. The self-released new five-song selection and sees the band delving into the traditions of hard rock and metal. Inspired by bands as diverse as New Model Army, Iron Maiden, The Stranglers, The Cult and Rush, the band's focus for anthemic choruses, big instrumentation and rich vocal harmonies has gone up several notches. Working alongside acclaimed producer Gavin Monaghan (Robert Plant, New Model Army), the band have connected their love for raw, live energy with a desire to bring the heaviness to the fore. Gavin understood how we are all united by all things heavy says drummer Tim Wilson. We decided to push the electric elements of the band to the fore drums, bass and guitar turned up to max with a hefty dose of keyboard and rich serving of vocal and harmony. It's balls to the wall from the get go. Riot is the first record with new bassist Richard Corry (The Whiskey Syndicate) whose punchy, and intense playing provides a gun slinging attack alongside Tim Wilson's pummeling drums. Cementing all of this is Jake Brooks' instinctive guitar playing combining an effortless mix of heavy riffs, textures and noises, Kat Davis's 70s and 80s inspired synth sounds, and the band's signature lead vocal, courtesy of Adam Broadhurst. This is a very English album for 2018″, comments lead vocalist and main lyricist Adam Broadhurst. Riot is not an invitation to riot per se, but a reflection of the confusing and contradictory times in which we live. https://youtu.be/QPR6ayPdrj8

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Kelly Oliver

on Sun, 10 Jun 2018 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

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The Maes

on Sun, 10 Jun 2018 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Melbourne, Australia's The Maes (formerly The Mae Trio) bring their unique contemporary twist on folk music with their sophomore album, Take Care Take Cover. Take Care Take Cover was awarded Best Folk Roots Album by The Age Music Victoria Award and has received rave reviews at home and abroad with The Australian calling it a 'simply superb sophomore album'. The Maes are sisters Maggie (banjo, guitar and vocals) and Elsie Rigby (violin, and vocals). Elsie and Maggie grew up steeped in music playing in their family band and spent their childhood going to music festivals and camps, choir rehearsals and concerts. Take Care Take Cover was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee with producer and engineer Erick Jaskowiak (Crooked Still, Tim O'Brien, Darrell Scott, The Waifs). The album features guest performances by The Stray Bird's Maya De'Vitry; Darrell Scott, The Time Jumper's Jeff Taylor; Victor Krauss; Jano Rix; and Kai Welch. The album follows on from their debut, Housewarming which earned them Folk Alliance Australia Youth Award and NFSA Folk Recording of the Year. The Maes have brought their contemporary twist on folk music on the road across Australia, Canada, USA and Europe with performances at the Hydro Stadium at Celtic Connection, Glasgow, Americana Folk Festival, Nashville, Cambridge Folk Festival, UK; Edmonton Folk Festival, Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Canada; Woodford, Port Fairy and National Folk Festivals, Australia. 'simply superb sophomore album.' - The Australian ***** 'underscores the ever growing potential these girls have to capture a truly international stage.' - Folk Radio UK 'The Mae Trio songs are powerful, the vocal harmonies soar, and their own instrumental prowess is impressive' - Penguin Eggs 'quite simply breathtaking' - Rhythms Magazine 'Located at a crossroads where Australian, English and American folk traditions meet, The Mae Trio are in the midst of creating something unique and very much their own' - Songlines

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Rod Clements Of "lindisfarne"

on Sun, 10 Jun 2018 at Billingham Golf Club 7:30pm

Rod Clements is a founding member of Lindisfarne and is performing for us tonight at Billingham Golf Club Rod formed the folk-rock band Lindisfarne with Alan Hull in 1970, and wrote the classic "Meet Me On The Corner", a UK Top 5 hit in March 1972, which won Clements an Ivor Novello Award. Clements' main role in Lindisfarne was that of bassist until 1990, when he moved to slide guitar and mandolin. Rod also played violin from time to time, most notably in the instrumental break of "Fog On The Tyne", both on stage and on disc. In recent years he was honoured as a local hero and a plaque dedicated to Lindisfarne was unveiled on the Walk Of Fame on the quayside outside of The Sage Gateshead. Rod rejoined Lindisfarne in 2015 and is currently enjoying sell out tours with the band... He has released many solo albums and tonight will be treating us with his own material. If we are lucky he might also throw in a few classics for good measure. Support from Fred Branson and Steve Wilkinson. A raffle will be held on the night with all proceeds going to Headway - the brain injury association Doors at 7:30pm Tickets - £6.00

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Jill Jackson

on Sun, 10 Jun 2018 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Jill Jackson is an award-winning Americana artist based in Glasgow, UK. Jackson first burst on to the UK music scene as the front woman of rock band Speedway, with whom she scored several UK top ten hits. When the band split in 2005 Jackson embarked upon a career as a solo artist and developed a more authentic Americana musical style. A style far removed from the pop/rock music that made her name. Free from the scripted pop industry slowly the true talents of Jackson emerged. Shying from the limelight for a few years, Jackson spent a lot of time on the road supporting and touring with artists such as Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, Albert Lee, Roger McGuinn as well as writing for former Spice Girl Melanie C. Her work has also attracted the attention of the TV and industry, with her songs 'Just Not Myself' and 'Genie In A Bottle' featuring on several UK & International TV shows. Jill's TwickFolk performance will feature songs from her new album 'Are We There Yet?' Her 5th album, it bears the hallmarks of a 25-year musical journey that has taken her from Paisley to Top of The Pops to playing in every State of America (50 States in 50 Days.....yes really!). Produced by Boo Hewerdine (Eddi Reader, Emily Barker), 'Are We There Yet?' combines innovative, playful arrangements that would not sound out of place in Lindy Hop, Harlem or the heart of the deep South. With an unabashed embrace of gleeful, melodic choruses delivered in Jill's unmistakeable warm and heart-wrenching voice. SE London based Folk / Americana acoustic duo, The Gillies have visited TwickFolk many a time - playing floorspots and most recently closing a Singers' night with this song. This evening we're giving them a support slot and expecting big things. Their music is influenced by americana and folk traditions. In their lyrics they often return to the times when they lived in Norfolk, recollecting places like the iconic Red Lodge Cafe on the A11 and Captain America's Heavenly Hamburgers. In March, they released a new album 'No Hiding Place'

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Jill Jackson

on Sun, 10 Jun 2018 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Jill Jackson is an award-winning Americana artist based in Glasgow, UK. Jackson first burst on to the UK music scene as the front woman of rock band Speedway, with whom she scored several UK top ten hits. When the band split in 2005 Jackson embarked upon a career as a solo artist and developed a more authentic Americana musical style. A style far removed from the pop/rock music that made her name. Free from the scripted pop industry slowly the true talents of Jackson emerged. Shying from the limelight for a few years, Jackson spent a lot of time on the road supporting and touring with artists such as Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, Albert Lee, Roger McGuinn as well as writing for former Spice Girl Melanie C. Her work has also attracted the attention of the TV and industry, with her songs 'Just Not Myself' and 'Genie In A Bottle' featuring on several UK & International TV shows. Jill's TwickFolk performance will feature songs from her new album 'Are We There Yet?' Her 5th album, it bears the hallmarks of a 25-year musical journey that has taken her from Paisley to Top of The Pops to playing in every State of America (50 States in 50 Days.....yes really!). Produced by Boo Hewerdine (Eddi Reader, Emily Barker), 'Are We There Yet?' combines innovative, playful arrangements that would not sound out of place in Lindy Hop, Harlem or the heart of the deep South. With an unabashed embrace of gleeful, melodic choruses delivered in Jill's unmistakeable warm and heart-wrenching voice. SE London based Folk / Americana acoustic duo, The Gillies have visited TwickFolk many a time - playing floorspots and most recently closing a Singers' night with this song. This evening we're giving them a support slot and expecting big things. Their music is influenced by americana and folk traditions. In their lyrics they often return to the times when they lived in Norfolk, recollecting places like the iconic Red Lodge Cafe on the A11 and Captain America's Heavenly Hamburgers. In March, they released a new album 'No Hiding Place'

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Jinski

on Sun, 10 Jun 2018 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, JINSKI are song writer Stephen Wegrzynski and musician Dave Kennedy, a partnership forged from acoustic roots and the love of a strong melody. Their music touches the borders of folk, country, and pop, keeping alive the song writing tradition whilst remaining resolutely modern. Playing 'live' with just two voices and two guitars JINSKI have been touring the UK, honing their craft, chalking up the miles and making new friends wherever they play. They have built a reputation for delivering music for the head and the heart that is full of passion, meaning and originality. Notable supports have been to Joe Jackson, The Proclaimers, Lindisfarne and Kathryn Tickell. A recent TV appearance has been on BBC 1 The One Show. You'll love them for their style, polish and great songs - (R2 ROCK 'N' REEL magazine)

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David Rovics

on Sun, 10 Jun 2018 at Holmfirth Hot Banana Music Shop 7:00pm

£3 from every ticket will go to River Holme Connections I'm doing gigs in CALIFORNIA and TEXAS from March 21-31. Then from mid-April til early July the Ballad of a Wobbly World Tour goes to EUROPE....David Rovics

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Martin And Shan Graebe

on Sun, 10 Jun 2018 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

English traditional song.West Country-centric. Pure and simple and nothing wrong with that. Peerless singing, and harmonies. You like the Rev. Sabine-Gould and the songs he collected? You're coming to the right place!

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Danzon

on Sun, 10 Jun 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Before Django Reinhardt, there was Carl Kress, Dick McDonough and the peerless 'Father of Jazz Guitar', Eddie Lang. Danzon are a guitar duo based in London playing the work of the great 1930s-40s jazz and blues guitarists Eddie Lang, Carl Kress, Dick McDonough, George Barnes, and Lonnie Johnson. More than 80 years after this crucial time in the development of jazz guitar, Danzon are rediscovering and reinvigorating this forgotten art form with newly transcribed interpretations of the original recordings. Though Danzon tip a respectful hat to the performance style of this by-gone era, they inject their own energy into the music by staying true to the everlasting mission statement of all jazz music, improvisation. Danzon are Jonny McCourt and Ramon Goose. www.danzonduo.wordpress.com

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The Teacups At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 10 Jun 2018 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Comprising the singing talents of Alex Cumming (Alex Cumming & Nicola Beazley), Kate Locksley (Night Fall), Rosie Calvert (Speldosa) and Will Finn, the a capella foursome have been creating a storm across the UK festival circuit in the past few years. This is a very rare chance to see them in a folk club setting. New and original compositions as well as murder ballads, exotic shanties and traditional songs of love and loss. A limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You will still be able to pay on the night but please remember to get here early if doing so as show may sell out.. However we appreciate that some people wish to be assured of admission, if so you may book in advance here. NOTE: Although there is plenty of seating at the venue tickets do not guarantee a seat and latecomers may have to stand if venue full.

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The Teacups At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 10 Jun 2018 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Comprising the singing talents of Alex Cumming (Alex Cumming & Nicola Beazley), Kate Locksley (Night Fall), Rosie Calvert (Speldosa) and Will Finn, the a capella foursome have been creating a storm across the UK festival circuit in the past few years. This is a very rare chance to see them in a folk club setting. New and original compositions as well as murder ballads, exotic shanties and traditional songs of love and loss. A limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You will still be able to pay on the night but please remember to get here early if doing so as show may sell out.. However we appreciate that some people wish to be assured of admission, if so you may book in advance here. NOTE: Although there is plenty of seating at the venue tickets do not guarantee a seat and latecomers may have to stand if venue full.

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Manish Pingle Indian Slide Guitar And Tabla Concert

on Sun, 10 Jun 2018 at Sheffield Yoga School 7:00pm

Indian Slide Guitar and Tabla Concert Manish Pingle - Indian Slide Guitar John Ball - Tabla a rare opportunity to see one of India's leading Slide Guitar players in Sheffield Sheffield Yoga School South Road, Sheffield S6 3TA 7pm

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Manish Pingle Indian Slide Guitar And Tabla Concert

on Sun, 10 Jun 2018 at Sheffield Yoga School 7:00pm

Indian Slide Guitar and Tabla Concert Manish Pingle - Indian Slide Guitar John Ball - Tabla a rare opportunity to see one of India's leading Slide Guitar players in Sheffield Sheffield Yoga School South Road, Sheffield S6 3TA 7pm

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Trials Of Cato

on Mon, 11 Jun 2018 at London Green Note 7:00am

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ------------------------------------------------------ The Trials of Cato formed in Beirut in the summer of 2015 and spent a formative year performing traditional music on the Lebanese music scene and developing their sound. Following their debut at Radio Beirut in September 2015, they went on to regularly fill some of Beirut's foremost music venues. Since returning to the UK, their feet have hardly touched the ground as they are booked up at folk clubs and festivals across the country thanks to a formidable live reputation. Their eponymous debut EP has been well received, and was described as 'one hell of a calling card' in FATEA Magazine earlier this year. The Trials of Cato are now hard at work developing their debut album alongside their busy gigging schedule. The band's live set includes both original and traditional material, featuring fretted instruments alone to achieve a musical presence not often heard on the modern folk scene. With tight instrumentation and rousing harmonies, the music is firmly rooted in the folk traditions of Ireland and Britain, yet the source material is decidedly contemporary.

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Tim Eriksen

on Mon, 11 Jun 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Tim Eriksen is acclaimed for transforming American tradition with his startling interpretations of old ballads, love songs, shape-note gospel and dance tunes from New England and Southern Appalachia. He combines hair-raising vocals with inventive accompaniment on banjo, fiddle, guitar and banjo sexton. a twelve string Mexican acoustic bass - creating a distinctive hard-core Americana sound that ranges from the bare bones of solo unaccompanied singing on Soul of the January Hills (Appleseed 2010) through the stripped-down voice and banjo sexto Christmas album Star in the East to the lush, multi-layered arrangements on Josh Billings Voyage, a new album of northern roots American music.

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Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno

on Tue, 12 Jun 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Vivian Leva and Riley Calcagno are tapping into the deepest parts of American music, taking old songs that have seldom been heard and presenting them next to their own timeless and visceral originals. When they are not performing as duo, they're often found sitting knee-to-knee, playing under the canopy of trees at fiddle festivals across the country, such as the gathering where they met in June of 2016. Across any campground, or concert venue, the echoes of their vibrant and magnetic harmonies ring out. Leva, of Lexington, Virginia grew up playing and performing with her parents, Carol Elizabeth Jones and James Leva, learning traditional songs from their sources and honing her rhythmic guitar style. This past June, Vivian recorded her debut album in close collaboration with Calcagno during an inspired session at Studio 808A in the small town of Floyd, VA. She will be releasing a debut solo album of original music in late winter 2018 on a soon to-be announced record label. Riley, of Seattle, WA spent his earlier years playing with the widely recognized band The Onlies, described as masterful and deliciously well-crafted (Kithfolk) and developing his own distinct authenticity on the fiddle and banjo. Together, Vivian and Riley have toured across the country, in living rooms and concert halls. As individuals, they have shared the stages with and played, both nationally and internationally, in the bands of Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, The Lost Tribe Of Country Music, and Bruce Molsky to name just a few. To this collaboration they bring both the steady hands of experience and a refined taste for American music, yet still a youthful abandon that can't be forced. In 2018, they will be on tour internationally to support Vivian's new release and bring their distinct brand of old-time and country to a festival, hall, bar, or fireplace gathering near you.

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Foghorn Leghorn

on Tue, 12 Jun 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8:00pm

North London bluegrass rebels Foghorn Leghorn from the loose environs of Stoke Newington, Finsbury Park, Green Lanes and the Harringay Ladder. Presenting as a band of insurgents raging against the dying of the light, shouting defiance at a world gone wrong, and keeping faith with the spirit of punk and Lemmy Kilmister, they'll then surprise you with considered songs of tenderness and consolation.

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The Goat Roper Rodeo Band Play Cafe#9!!

on Tue, 12 Jun 2018 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

The Goat Roper Rodeo Band AND Wild Bill & The Lost Knobs play Cafe#9!!!!! Enough said!!

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Rebetiko Carnival Presents... The Rebetika Of Occupation And Resistance

on Wed, 13 Jun 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The concert focuses on the rebetika songs that were composed and performed by musicians such as Genitsaris, Vamvakaris, Hiotis and Tountas during a decisive period in modern Greek history: the turbulent years of the 1940's; specifically the times of the Greek-Italian war, the German occupation and the subsequent resistance, liberation and civil war that followed. Despite the hardship and numerous restrictions imposed, the rebetes continued to compose and perform songs being in tune with peoples' situations. In doing so, the rebetika written during these years - often ignored in favour of the 'elafra' (light) that dominated in the period - celebrate, mourn and support the morale of the fighting Greeks. It is the power of this music to express peoples' concerns, sentiments, frustrations and hopes in beautiful melodies that we want to bring to the fore. The concert will be accompanied by audiovisual material. Manolis Taouxis: bouzouki, vocals Spyros Bolovinis: bouzouki, tzoura, baglama, vocals Andreas Papapetrou: piano, accordion Lydian Dhami: double bass, vocals Kostas Voros: guitar, vocals

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Rebetiko Carnival Presents... The Rebetika Of Occupation And Resistance

on Wed, 13 Jun 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The concert focuses on the rebetika songs that were composed and performed by musicians such as Genitsaris, Vamvakaris, Hiotis and Tountas during a decisive period in modern Greek history: the turbulent years of the 1940's; specifically the times of the Greek-Italian war, the German occupation and the subsequent resistance, liberation and civil war that followed. Despite the hardship and numerous restrictions imposed, the rebetes continued to compose and perform songs being in tune with peoples' situations. In doing so, the rebetika written during these years - often ignored in favour of the 'elafra' (light) that dominated in the period - celebrate, mourn and support the morale of the fighting Greeks. It is the power of this music to express peoples' concerns, sentiments, frustrations and hopes in beautiful melodies that we want to bring to the fore. The concert will be accompanied by audiovisual material. Manolis Taouxis: bouzouki, vocals Spyros Bolovinis: bouzouki, tzoura, baglama, vocals Andreas Papapetrou: piano, accordion Lydian Dhami: double bass, vocals Kostas Voros: guitar, vocals

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Michael Hurley

on Wed, 13 Jun 2018 at Manchester Gullivers 7:30pm

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Lucy Ward.

on Thu, 14 Jun 2018 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8:00pm

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Steve Turner

on Thu, 14 Jun 2018 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Steve Turner is known as a pioneer of highly sophisticated English concertina song accompaniments, stretching the boundaries of traditional forms, with one of the best voices in the business. He is a multi-instrumentalist, who also accompanies himself on the cittern, and also plays mandolin and banjo. In F/Roots Aug/Sept 2014, Nancy Kerr in her "Rocket Launcher" interview when asked "what was the best gig you ever saw?" answered "the best spot I've seen recently was Steve Turner - total intensive musical focus and a vast serious repertoire" A shining example of the music the British folk scene is capable of producing. (Folk Roots) Steve Turner has been turning into one of this country's finest male singers and performers of folk-song ... with him you can truly say that he has shown all the qualities of a great singer and interpreter of folk song. (Swing 51, National Folk Magazine) On Steve's 'Rim of the Wheel' Dave Kidman in N.E. Folk Roundabout states: sheer genius a sure contender for one of my folk albums of 2012 On Steve's 'Whirligig of Time' album: This is one of my all time favourite records. This album is so well constructed [...] the changing pace and the brilliance of the arrangements keep me glued. (The Broadsheet, Scotland on BRAIDING) Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start

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Steve Turner

on Thu, 14 Jun 2018 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Steve Turner is known as a pioneer of highly sophisticated English concertina song accompaniments, stretching the boundaries of traditional forms, with one of the best voices in the business. He is a multi-instrumentalist, who also accompanies himself on the cittern, and also plays mandolin and banjo. In F/Roots Aug/Sept 2014, Nancy Kerr in her "Rocket Launcher" interview when asked "what was the best gig you ever saw?" answered "the best spot I've seen recently was Steve Turner - total intensive musical focus and a vast serious repertoire" A shining example of the music the British folk scene is capable of producing. (Folk Roots) Steve Turner has been turning into one of this country's finest male singers and performers of folk-song ... with him you can truly say that he has shown all the qualities of a great singer and interpreter of folk song. (Swing 51, National Folk Magazine) On Steve's 'Rim of the Wheel' Dave Kidman in N.E. Folk Roundabout states: sheer genius a sure contender for one of my folk albums of 2012 On Steve's 'Whirligig of Time' album: This is one of my all time favourite records. This album is so well constructed [...] the changing pace and the brilliance of the arrangements keep me glued. (The Broadsheet, Scotland on BRAIDING) Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start

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Nancy Kerr

on Thu, 14 Jun 2018 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Long celebrated as a skilled interpreter of traditional music and more recently praised as a composer of startlingly original new folk songs, Nancy was BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year in 2015. Armed with fiddle, viola and guitar, she now embarks on her first entirely solo tour of intimate smaller venues like ours. Not to be missed!

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Nancy Kerr

on Thu, 14 Jun 2018 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Long celebrated as a skilled interpreter of traditional music and more recently praised as a composer of startlingly original new folk songs, Nancy was BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year in 2015. Armed with fiddle, viola and guitar, she now embarks on her first entirely solo tour of intimate smaller venues like ours. Not to be missed!

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Faramach

on Thu, 14 Jun 2018 at Masham Town Hall 7:30pm

Faramach Celtic Rock; Pride of Dunfermline Faramach is a band of teenagers from Woodmill High School in Dunfermline. When the Scottish f ocus in the curriculum coupled with an undeniable wider social awareness of national identity, an environment was created an environment where Scottish arts could flourish. The band was "born" in October 2014 after a teacher felt there was a passion in the school for Celtic music. Most of the band had never experienced traditional music before, but they took to it immediately and now having toured Scotland and Nova Scotia they are setting their sights on Yorkshire. The band's name itself was suggested by a first year pupil at Woodmill High. From over 200 suggestions "Faramach" was decided as the best (it means "noise making" in Gaelic). The band combine a genuine love and passion for Celtic music with their unique youthful energy; expect a joyful and uplifting evening showing how traditional music is dancing into a new generation.

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Ange Hardy

on Thu, 14 Jun 2018 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Nominated at the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and celebrated by The Telegraph as one of Britain's top folk musicians has grabbed the attention of the traditional folk music world by writing new material and embracing modern technologies whilst maintaining a traditional feel. Alongside a staggering list of other accolades Ange was awarded FATEA Magazine's Female Vocalist of the Year in 2013, Album of the Year in 2014, The Tradition Award in 2015 and "Duo of the Year" with Lukas Drinkwater in 2016. Her rapid rise in the folk world began when her 2013 debut folk album Bare Foot Folk was played on BBC Radio 2 and gained the attention of veteran folk broadcaster Mike Harding, her 2014 album The Lament of The Black Sheep subsequentlyreceived 5-stars from The Telegraph which led to Arts Council England funding her 2015 album Esteesee an album of music based on the life and work of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Ange's 2016 album Findings with Lukas Drinkwater was launched during a live session on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show, and was toured nationally at venues including The Sage Gateshead and The Regal Theatre. Findings hit Number 1 in the Amazon Folk Music charts, received 5-star reviews from R2 Magazine and found itself in the fRoots Critics Poll end of year list. Whether she's performing in a sold out theatre or an intimate village hall Ange brings a level of honesty and openness to the stage that is a refreshing as it is disarming. Her focus on vocal harmony and her pitch-perfect vocal talent has led her toward adopting a live-looping pedal; a digital tape-recorder at her feet that allows her to record and play back layers of vocal harmony live from the stage. In doing so she brings her talent as a recording artist to a live performance, adding an extra dimension to an already captivating stage presence. During the 4 years Ange Hardy has been on the scene she has been joined by folk legends that span the generations of the folk revival, with artists including Nic Jones (Penguin Eggs) and Luke Jackson (Fumes & Faith) joining her to sing her songs on stage, and Peter Knight (Steeleye Span), Steve Knightley (Show of Hands), Kathryn Roberts (BBC Radio 2 Duo of the Year), Nancy Kerr (BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year) and James Findlay (BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Winner) amongst those adding vocal and instrumental contributions to Ange's albums. Between recording albums Ange has always found time to write and release a Christmas single every year. Her sixth studio album Bring Back Home is due for release in November 2017. She performs with a warmth that is both disarming and inspirational. Her songs of life and the countryside feel traditional, and she augments voice and guitar with very effective use of a loop pedal to add harmonies or extra instruments. It is a great feat of perfect timing. - R2 Magazine, January 2015 She perfectly balances the strengths of traditional folk music with fresh writing. There is not a weak track amongst the 14 on this album - The Telegraph "I cannot find fault with her songs at all, they had me gripped to my seat, hanging on to every word." - Maverick Magazine "Album's like Ange Hardy's 'The Lament Of The Black Sheep' are a genuinely once in a blue moon album ... not only is she an incredible vocalist, she is also damned fine with the pen, the result is songs that could move a statue" - Neil King FATEA Magazine "Mightily impressed!" - Mike Norris, EFDSS Classic Folk "It sounds like a song that's been around for a hundred years or more. It's a really neat trick to write songs that sound almost traditional!" - Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 The Lament of The Black Sheep is a startling piece of work. Forty five minutes of beautifully crafted and performed music - Bright Young Folk Extremely well sung and extremely attractively presented (nay, a work of art): It's a really special record! - The Living Tradition www.angehardy.com Follow Ange on Twitter: @AngeHardyMusic

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Blue County

on Thu, 14 Jun 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Blue County"s Billboard Country hits include the iconic single 'Good Little Girls" and 'That's Cool". They received three CMA and ACM award nominations over a 5 year period for Duo of the Year (losing to Brooks & Dunn each time) and toured extensively with Rascal Flatts, Sugarland, Keith Urban and Tim McGraw. They were invited to be a two-time featured artist in the Chevrolet/Conde Naste Fashion Rocks campaign in People Magazine. Blue County are Aaron Benward ('Nashville Unplugged') and Scott Reeves (currently on CMT's 'Nashville' and former star of 'General Hospital' and 'Young & The Restless').

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Jacob & Drinkwater At No8

on Thu, 14 Jun 2018 at Launceston No 8 Cafe 6:30am

Dynamic Devon based alt folk duo, Tobias Ben Jacob and Lukas Drinkwater, both together and separately, are inventive and spellbinding artists who have a rootsy style which definately hits the button for emotionally charged live shows full of energy, musical chemistry and spontaneity. Music starts at 8pm Doors open at 6.30pm for pre gig food. (please reserve a table on 01566777369)

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Tunde Jegede 'in The Stillness Of Memory'

on Thu, 14 Jun 2018 at Chidham Hambrook Village Hall 7:30pm

A fascinating, and continuing, journey of musical discovery as Tunde explores his Nigerian heritage through rare film-footage taken in remote areas of this vast and relatively unknown West African country. Accompanied by himself on Kora ('African Harp') this is an intimate and revealing evening which will not fail to make a lasting impression. Onstage 8pm

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Tunde Jegede 'in The Stillness Of Memory'

on Thu, 14 Jun 2018 at Chidham Hambrook Village Hall 7:30pm

A fascinating, and continuing, journey of musical discovery as Tunde explores his Nigerian heritage through rare film-footage taken in remote areas of this vast and relatively unknown West African country. Accompanied by himself on Kora ('African Harp') this is an intimate and revealing evening which will not fail to make a lasting impression. Onstage 8pm

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The Daily Grind Blues & Soul Revue At Yellow Arch Feat. Big Shaun, Amy Kakoura & More Tbc!

on Thu, 14 Jun 2018 at Sheffield Yello Arch Studios 7:00pm

Get away from your daily grind at the opening night of Sheffield's newest blues and soul revue! Featuring the Daily Grind House Band and specially invited guests playing blues, soul, R'n'B, Funk, Jazz and Rock n Roll all night long, The Daily Grind promises to provide an uplifting antidote to the work and the weather. The Daily Grind House Band is: Robin Hoare on guitar and vocals, Robin Baker on bass, Tom A Wright on drums and vocals, Mr Matt Crum master of the keyboards and The Daily Grind Horns. For June we're very happy to welcome Sheffield legend Big Shaun Doune of The Everly Pregnant Brothers as well as relative newcomer Amy Kakoura of Coventry's SteamChicken. Doors and bar open from 7pm. Show starts 8PM All this for £5! for one of the best value live music nights in town! Yellowarch.com robinhoaremusic.co.uk tomkillnerband.co.uk

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C.w. Stoneking

on Thu, 14 Jun 2018 at Leeds Brudenell Social Club 7:30pm

C.W. Stoneking fell in love with the blues when he was in his teens. Born in Katherine, in Australia's remote Northern Territory, CW was the son of an American school teacher with a passion for music. He vividly remembers being eleven years old and stumbling across Living With The Blues, an early blues compilation, in his father's collection: When I first heard it I thought it was kinda funny music, he told a Dutch interviewer a few years ago, because it was so deconstructed and not really adhering to any rules that I'd been told music [should] fit into. And the more I listened to it, I just liked it more and more. http://www.cwstoneking.com/ https://www.instagram.com/cwstoneking/ https://cwstoneking.bandcamp.com/ https://www.facebook.com/cwstonekingofficial

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Ticket Only - Into The Forest By Aeyther - Album Launch

on Thu, 14 Jun 2018 at Gateshead Prohibition Bar 7:00pm

AEYTHER - INTO THE FOREST ALBUM LAUNCH "a set of songs from up amongst the clouds" (The Crack on 'A Concert for Amy') After two years of work and thanks to a successful Crowdfunder, Aeyther present their debut studio album INTO THE FOREST, which features 9 songs from their unique repertoire of neo-folk / contemporary classical music. The evening will also feature Tatwood Puppets' gothic cabaret show "Count Ocular" as well as hilarious stand up from the one and only Margaret Pinder. Join us for an evening of live music, puppetry and stand up comedy at Prohibition Bar in Gateshead and bag yourselves a copy of the album! TICKETS: Event entry: £7 Album copy: £10 Event entry + album: £15 Don't delay - only 40 tickets available!

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Ticket + Album - Into The Forest By Aeyther - Album Launch

on Thu, 14 Jun 2018 at Gateshead Prohibition Bar 7:00pm

AEYTHER - INTO THE FOREST ALBUM LAUNCH "a set of songs from up amongst the clouds" (The Crack on 'A Concert for Amy') After two years of work and thanks to a successful Crowdfunder, Aeyther present their debut studio album INTO THE FOREST, which features 9 songs from their unique repertoire of neo-folk / contemporary classical music. The evening will also feature Tatwood Puppets' gothic cabaret show "Count Ocular" as well as hilarious stand up from the one and only Margaret Pinder. Join us for an evening of live music, puppetry and stand up comedy at Prohibition Bar in Gateshead and bag yourselves a copy of the album! TICKETS: Event entry: £7 Album copy: £10 Event entry + album: £15 (available to pick up from event) Don't delay - only 40 tickets available!

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Hannah White

on Fri, 15 Jun 2018 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

The Big Comfy Bookshop proudly presents the award winning acoustic evening 'Comfy & Acoustic'. Intimate performances from the best UK (and beyond) musicians covering folk, Americana, singer-songwriters and roots Hannah White Hannah White has battled her way to gaining a loyal following of fans around the UK whilst maintaining a wholly independent approach to her career. Her music is influenced by country, blues, folk, pop and soul but remains distinctly her own. With a voice that can switch from a sweet Nashville croon to a bluesy holler, her songs draw from a rich well of life experiences and have been heard on the national airwaves of BBC Radio 2, Amazing Radio, Chris Country Radio as well major regional UK radio shows such as; BBC London, BBC Kent, BBC Merseyside, BBC Manchester & BBC Introducing as well as being played on international TV several times on the 'Keep It Country' show Hope In High Water Hope In High Water are a duo from Milton Keynes, UK whose distinctly British take on acoustic Americana has captivated audiences across the UK since early 2014. The pair incorporate folk, blues and country into their compositions, delivering what Rock'n'Reel Magazine describe as 'exuberant songs performed with passion and intensity'. An unlikely pair to be pushing the frontiers of the Americana/folk scene, both Josh and Carly started out in the punk scene, churning out high energy performances and angry, politically charged music night after night. This sometimes comes as a shock to those who have come to know the pair for their intense and authentic brand of folk. However, it is from these roots that Hope In High Water developed a strong belief in the importance of honest and sincere song writing and a taste for the darker elements of the American folk tradition. By combining that approach with an intense love of various traditional forms of music from blues to country, folk to soul, the pair has found an original way of interpreting these traditional sounds. Matthew Shepherd A rising Starand a really lovely guy too! The crowd were mesmerised Janice Long, BBC Radio Wales Hailed as one of the most exciting new singer-songwriters on the acoustic music scene, Matthew Shepherd is a 23 year-old singer-songwriter who has been delighting audiences in London, Essex and beyond with his collection of self penned songs. His debut studio album 'Top of the tree' was released in June 2015 and only took a day for the album to break into the iTunes Top 100 Singer/Songwriter Album Chart. His songs cover the happiness and heartbreak of love, with his warm, intimate and delicate style. In 2016, Matthew releases an Acoustic EP entitled 'The Sea', which reached the Acoustic Magazine's Top 10 Best New Music of September 2016. Matthew also embarked on an extensive national tour which included dates at Ronnie Scott's and 3 dates on the Isle of Wight. With club and concert performances plus 2 European tours under his belt, Matthew is currently recording his second full-length Album, due for release in Spring 2018, and will be previewing new material on Tour this year. Stage Times Hannah White 9.45-10.30 Hope In High Water 8.50-9.30 Matthew Shepherd 8.00-8.35 The bookshop bar will be open serving hot and cold drinks, wine and beer plus snacks. No other food or drink to be brought into the premises. For details of the bookshop please visit www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk www.facebook.com/thebigcomfybookshop www.twitter.com/bigcomfybooks www.instagram.com/bigcomfybooks www.bigcomfysessions.com NOTE: If you are late you'll have to wait for the acts to finish their set/song to avoid interrupting the performance

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Orphan Colours

on Fri, 15 Jun 2018 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

After the indefinite hiatus in 2013 of popular UK alt-country outfit ahab, songwriter Steven Llewellyn formed Orphan Colours with the help of ahab originator Dave Burn and former bassist Graham Knight. Being firmly part of the London Americana scene made it easy to get involved in collaborations with members of bands like Danny & The Champions of The World, whose drummer Steve Brookes, having already toured heavily with ahab, quickly became a permanent member of Orphan Colours, along with Fred Abbott, lead guitarist with Noah & the Whale. The band have some impressive credentials with writers Llewellyn and Burn honing their songwriting craft during their tenure with ahab, who had built a formidable reputation as an unmissable live act after their electric performances at almost every major UK festival, and subsequent tours in Scandinavia, Germany & Australia. Orphan Colours' debut EP, 'High Hopes', was released in February 2016 with the catchy, Tom Petty-esque lead single 'Won't Let You Down' creating a huge buzz. The band are currently putting the finishing touches to their debut album - to be released in 2018 on At The Helm Records. With an already established fanbase, huge critical acclaim and solid underground credibility so firmly ensconced in their DNA, Orphan Colours have rapidly established themselves as the hottest band to emerge from the London Country/Roots circuit. Highly, highly recommended.

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Rachael Mcshane & The Cartographers

on Fri, 15 Jun 2018 at Bristol Folk Club 7:30pm

Rachael McShane is a singer, cellist, fiddle and viola player based in the North East of England. An original member of folk big band Bellowhead, Rachael toured internationally with them as well as making several TV appearances. Bellowhead recorded 5 studio albums, and won a total of 8 BBC Folk Awards in their 12 years together. Rachael has more recently been singing the role of Susannah Holmes in The Transports alongside The Young'uns, Faustus, Nancy Kerr, Greg Russell and Matthew Crampton. Rachael is now playing with a brand new band, The Cartographers, featuring guitarist Matthew Ord and melodeon player Julian Sutton. The evening's entertainment will be opened by local four-piece Road Not Taken. Tickets are also available from Melanie's Kitchen in Downend.

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Ninebarrow

on Fri, 15 Jun 2018 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

After their explosion onto the national folk roots scene over the past two years, duo Ninebarrow will be performing on Friday 15th June at St Edith Hall in Kemsing, in Sevenoaks, as part of their extensive national tour this summer. In a few short years, the Dorset-based duo have carved themselves a distinctive niche on the folk roots scene for their outstanding harmonies, delicate instrumentation and engaging songs. In 2017, they were unsurprisingly nominated at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in the 'Horizon' category for 'Best Emerging Artist'. One of the highest accolades in their genre, it was made even more exceptional because it was only a few months prior to this that Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere relinquished their jobs as a teacher and GP in favour of a full-time music career an act of faith that has clearly paid dividends. Named after Nine Barrow Down in the Purbeck hills, their first release While the Blackthorn Burns was voted FATEA Magazine's Best Debut Album of 2014, while their last album Releasing the Leaves (2016) saw a volley of critical acclaim including five-star reviews in Maverick and EDS Magazine as well as Best Duo nominations in the FATEA and Folking.com Awards. Ninebarrow look set to continue this upwards trajectory with their new record, The Waters and the Wild, which is due for release on the 20th April. The 11-track album highlights how their inspired songwriting is ever evolving and displays the duo's breathtaking vocal harmonies through original songs mixed with innovative arrangements of folk standards, all wrapped in lush, sensitive arrangements and flawless musicianship. It has already been hailed as a 'career milestone' by fRoots Magazine. It is the multi-award-winning duo's modern and inventive take on the folk tradition that seems to be captivating audiences across the country. Not only exceptional singers and musicians, they are also equally passionate about the stories behind their songs. Ninebarrow have received high praise from the likes of Mike Harding and folk legends, Seth Lakeman and Kate Rusby. A live session on BBC Radio 2's Folk Show, described by presenter Mark Radcliffe as 'immaculate', has lead to a string of sell-out shows across the UK.

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Jack Carty & Maz O'connor

on Fri, 15 Jun 2018 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

MrWishyWashy presents Launderette Sessions Fancy staying over somewhere in Durham that's a little quirky? https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/19425847 http://www.oldcinemalaunderette.uk/retro-gig-venue https://www.facebook.com/LaunderetteSessions/ https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g190832-d6612072-Reviews-Old_Cinema_Launderette-Durham_County_Durham_England.html https://mobile.twitter.com/LaunderetteSess https://www.instagram.com/launderette_sessions/ Old Cinema Launderette is a mix of standing and seating. If you wish to be seated it is best to arrive early. Doors open at 7pm. If you have any special needs please advise us by email to mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com and we will do our very best to accommodate these. The launderette is wheelchair friendly as is our beautiful toilet. All timings are approximate but generally:- Doors - 19.00 Maz 20.00 Jack Around 21.15 Please check Old Cinema Launderette Facebook page for more up to date information. Old Cinema Launderette & bar serves craft beers on draught and a small but perfectly formed gin menu. We also serves OCC Coffee and Yorkshire Tea. We have a selection of fruit Teas and posh soft drinks. About Jack & Maz Two of the UK's leading contemporary songwriters join forces in a celebration of song. Touring the UK in May and June of 2018.Jack Carty and Maz O'Connor are two of the most engaging songwriters on the U.K.acoustic scene and have ploughed independent furrows on their paths to success. Jack has recently relocated from Australia following the considerable success of 4 full length albums, 2 EP's, national awards and sold out shows across all seven states; Maz has spent a year developing new repertoire for a wider, more contemporary audience after being hailed as one of the UK folk scenes brightest stars. 2018 sees their paths converge for one very special UK tour, celebrating independent voices and the power of great songwriting:

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The Lucy Ward Band

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

Making her visit to Leicester in three years and with a brand new album in tow, Lucy Ward is an impressive, original songwriter whose unique delivery and breath-taking voice has enchanted audiences the world over. Her music never fails to get to the heart of the human condition with her expressive, unflinching writing style and warm personality that radiates from the stage. Having come up through the folk tradition, Ward's music has a sense of rooted belonging. She is a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner and the youngest person ever to be nominated for the prestigious BBC Folk Singer of the Year. Named "Brit-folks most forthright new young talent" by MOJO and "inspiring" by Billy Bragg, it's easy to see why this young singer-songwriter is in such demand.

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Dave Burland & The Awkward Squad

on Fri, 15 Jun 2018 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Along with many of his contemporaries such as Nic Jones, Tony Rose and Martin Carthy, Dave Burland is one of the seminal influences of the Folk Revival and an inspiration to following generations of folk artists. A highly respected and long-established performer, Dave has a wide repertoire of material ranging from the traditional to the contemporary. Since 1968 he has toured throughout Europe, Hong Kong and Australia and been a welcome guest at clubs and festivals throughout the UK. The rich, mellow tones of Dave's voice and his distinctive guitar style have featured on over 50 albums and recordings alongside the likes of Richard Thompson, Kate Rusby, Dick Gaughan, Bob Pegg, Nic Jones, Mike Harding, Hedgehog Pie and The Albion Band. For over thirty years he also fronted the ever-popular Shagpile at UK festivals providing many 'Bop til You Drop' nights of rock n roll. On this new recording, 'Okkard', Dave is joined by fellow Shagpile members Dave Fisher on vocals, keyboards, lap steel and pedal steel guitars and Bryan Ledgard on vocals and percussion. As well as a deep sense of passion for traditional songs, their eclectic taste stretches to work by Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Steve Goodman, Lowell George and The Delmore Brothers. It is a collection of songs that all three musicians regard as classic material. The album was recorded at The Headshed in South Yorkshire in masterful style by Julie Matthews who, with Chris While, accompanies Dave and the Squad on backing vocals for two tracks.

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Human Cargo With Matthew Crampton & Jeff Warner

on Fri, 15 Jun 2018 at London Kings Place 8:00pm

Human Cargo is an epic night of story and song, featuring two masters of the craft. Storyteller and singer Matthew Crampton's recent show The Transports was awarded five stars from the Guardian. Now he returns with a new adaptation of his acclaimed book Human Cargo: Stories & Songs of Emigration, Slavery and Transportation. An inspired collaboration unites Matthew with American traditional music legend Jeff Warner. Together, they cast fresh light on human migration, giving voice to those actually aboard the slave ships and emigrant boats and, crucially, framing today's important issue with history and humanity. Expect a rich and entertaining evening. This performance also features stories researched locally, as part of the Parallel Lives project. The Refugee Council, the local Parallel Lives partner, will be in the foyer to talk about their work. Human Cargo is also delighted to be linked with UK Refugee Week 2018 (18 24 June). 'An elegant, vital insight into human suffering and survival' Cerys Matthews 'Matthew Crampton is an accomplished folk singer and live performer; if you get a chance to see his story-and-song Human Cargo show, do not miss it.' Songlines 'A compelling storyteller' ★★★★★ Guardian

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Jawbone

on Fri, 15 Jun 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- JAWBONE ARE PADDY MILNER, MARCUS BONFANTI, REX HORAN & EVAN JENKINS. A 4-PIECE BAND FORMED IN LONDON, 2018 SEES THE RELEASE OF THEIR LONG AWAITED SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM.
A SOUND SITTING SOMEWHERE BETWEEN THE SOUTHERN DRAWL OF LITTLE FEAT AND THE CLASSIC LONDON BLUES OF THE ROLLING STONES,
JAWBONE CREATE A UNIQUE BLEND OF SOUNDS FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE POND THAT IS ENTIRELY THEIR OWN.
THE TWO FRONTMEN SHARE THE LEAD VOCAL DUTIES AND WITH BIG HARMONIES FROM THE REST OF THE BAND, JAWBONE HAVE CREATED
THEIR OWN SOUND THAT'S GREATER THAN THE SUM OF IT'S PARTS.
HAVING WORKED WITH MANY ARTISTS (TOM JONES, VAN MORRISON, ROBBEN FORD, GINGER BAKER, DAVE GILMORE, JACK BRUCE, RONNIE WOOD) JAWBONE ARE STRIKING OUT ON THEIR OWN AND IT ALL STARTS HERE...

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Rik & Rainy

on Fri, 15 Jun 2018 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Rainy "laid back grooves, sun soaked open roads and a healthy dose of wonder" Rainy is a singer-songwriter and multi instrumentalist. He writes, records and performs all the music on his albums excluding the odd special guest appearance from friends. Rainy's songwriting draws from a deep well of musical influences. African, Cuban and Latin grooves meet Folk, Blues and Reggae with the warm-hearted positivity of his lyrics. This laid back musical infusion makes Rainy one of the most watchable, listenable and dynamic songwriters you could hope to come across. His music has been described by many as G-Love meets Dave Matthews meets Paul Simon meets Crosby Stills & Nash - in truth it is essences of the all above... and something else entirely! Rainy has performed with his band at the likes of Glastonbury, supporting Reef at Lakefest alongside Toploader, Martin Taylor at Darvel, Sea Sick Steve and Ed Sheeran at Oceanfest and playing many other stages across the UK. A regular on radio Cardiff they became favourites on BBC Radio Bristol. In 2011, amongst thousands of applicants; Rainy won the song writing competition for studio time in London, through PRS magazine. Indie Music Reviewers gave him an honourable mention in their '50 acoustic artists not to miss'. His music has been played on several BBC Shows including The Mark Forest show and Tom Robinsons BBC 6 music along side being selected for Tom Robinsons Fresh on the net mixtape. As resident engineer at Chapel Studios in Linconshire Rainy worked with a wide variety of well known bands and producers. A move to Wales saw the release of 'What It All Boils Down To' from his home studio where he continued to perform and develop these songs with his band Little Gaia. He engineered and featured on Nayfe sj's 'All About The Lessons' in 2001. After traveling and performing in Australia he returned in 2006 with 'Hold On To The Rhythm' recorded at his new home near Bath U.K. and a new band line up. In 2012 he produced Caroline Harrison's EP 'A Simple Wish'. Rainy has spent the last few years performing as a duo with Jazz guitarist Rob York and with his band Rainy and The Dust. He is currently performing solo whilst working on his new album, anticipating release in 2018. Latest Album 'Hold on to the Rhythm' on: www.rainyandthedust.bandcamp.com/ http://www.rainyandthedust.com/ Rik van den Bosch Folk music from a globetrotting Dutchman. Rik writes, sings, and plays his own songs on his acoustic guitar, drawing from a wide influence of styles: original folk and blues sounds from way back, sixties' rock 'n' roll grooves, and up-to-the-minute pure rock rhythms - with a bit of gypsy and Spanish influence thrown in for good measure. Rik is a one-man-band, armed with a variety of tools to create a full and interesting sound, from his slide and harmonica to his incredible vocal range. He is a storyteller, both in and between the songs in his set. Occasionally Rik gets support on stage from a double bass and drums. Rik shies away from textbook techniques, settling outside the margins of academic art and making up his own rules. And he's been doing this for a long time! At the age of seven he built his own guitar using a tin can, a chunk of wood and a nylon string. Life and love are the central themes in all his songs. Here's a hint from the title song 'Love on the rocks': 'You don't have to move To make me run after you I'm losing my breath This testing you put me through' Lyrics from his song 'Head full of cotton wool' depict life as a psychiatric patient: 'They said that now that I am cured from insanity They don't know any more what to do with me So they kick me right back into society And my story starts all over again, I am so sorry' American/Dutch folk and blues legend Michael de Jong, who recently passed away, wrote about 'Love on the rocks': 'You should be proud of this one!' In 2005 Rik made it to the finals of Holland's biggest singer-songwriter contest. This kickstarted his singer-songwriter career and he has been touring around Europe ever since. Watch, listen and enjoy the journey. www.rikvandenbosch.com

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Hannah Scott

on Fri, 15 Jun 2018 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

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Columbanus Community Folk Festival 2018

on Fri, 15 Jun 2018 at Bangor St Comgall's Parish Centre 7:30pm

CELTIC STORM - Award Winning Stage Show of Irish music, song & dance performed by Ards CCÉ and THE DERMOT MULHOLLAND BAND - Bangor's premier Christy Moore tribute act.

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Tony O'malley Band

on Fri, 15 Jun 2018 at Richmond Crawdaddy Club 8:00pm

One of our favourite acts are back again!! Tony O'Malley's distinctive vocals and funky piano playing have always been key to the sound of UK Soul Pioneers, Kokomo. These skills come to the fore with his own band, in which he's accompanied by some of Britain's brightest young talent: Richie Aikman on guitar, Sonny Winslow on bass and Ally McDougal on drums. The average age increases when they're joined by fellow Kokomo founders, the guitarists' guitarist Neil Hubbard if he's not on tour with Bryan Ferry, and sax man Mel Collins, if not on duty with King Crimson. The influence of greats like Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Richard Tee and Steely Dan is plain to hear in his eleven solo albums. But Tony's own style, energy and personality shine through in every show, whether on a festival stage or in an intimate jazz club. There is every likelihood that some of his friends from Kokomo will put in a guest appearance, so you are in for another treat.

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Alice Phelps & Fred Feeney

on Fri, 15 Jun 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Alice Phelps and Danny Fred Feeney met through the wonderful Bacon Street musical Sunday sessions. Since then have been getting a steady jazz and blues repertoire together with Fred on piano and Alice on vocals. Fred is a wonderful stride pianist with beautiful light inflections throughout his playing. Alice is a Multi-instrumentalist usually found to be singing behind the harp, piano or guitar, so enjoy this one off with her just performing vocally.

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Piers Cawley @ Royal Traditions

on Sat, 16 Jun 2018 at Dungworth The Royal Hotel 7:30pm

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

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Johnny Moped Very Special Guests The Members

on Sat, 16 Jun 2018 at Lewes The Con Club 7:30pm

Formed in 1974 by a group of school friends from Croydon, Johnny Moped were the band fronted by, and named after the enigmatic Paul Halford (aka Johnny Moped). By 1977 the group found themselves at the heart of the burgeoning punk scene in London and for a brief moment even looked like contenders. 'When I first met Johnny,' Captain Sensible - the band's original guitarist - says, 'I just thought, this guy is a bundle of frenetic energy; he's a megastar waiting to happen.' By 1978, after an intense year of activity, the band were completing their first record with Chiswick Records and things were looking promising. But whilst adding the final touches to the record, Johnny - who had recently married - started to become evasive as his mother-in-law exerted pressure on him to leave the group. In the end we had to basically kidnap him every time we had a gig or needed to record!' said Dave Berk, the bands drummer. Despite being able to count both Chrissie Hynde and Captain Sensible as past members, success was not to come their way and Johnny Moped are now largely forgotten - punk rock's great lost band! Their story is however a fascinating one that, along with some of the era's most innovative music deserves to be heard. THE HISTORY OF THE MEMBERS FROM 70's PUNK to 80's ELECTRO POP to FILM MUSIC AND BACK AGAIN Since reforming in 2007 The Members have re-established themselves as one of the Best Bands from the Punk and Post Punk Period, the Current (2016) Line up of JC Carroll, Chris Payne, Nick Cash and Nigel Bennett have played Prestigious shows at the isle of wight and Glastonbury Festivals, toured the World released three albums and played hundreds of Shows, for three years legend of the Damned Rat Scabies was behind the kit. The New Album One Law has been cricitally acclaimed compared to the Kinks "Village Green Preservation Society" and is proving to be a Cross over record firmly establishing the Band as a Multi Genre recording outfit with catchy radio friendly songs and intelligent contant.The Bands songwriter guitarist JC Carroll is an accomplished Multiinstrumentalist and Film Composer with having played accordian for Marlon Bardo and Johnny Depp to writing movie scores for Julien Temple. Nigel Bennett is an accomplished Session Player who has played for The Vibrators, Julian Lennon, Tom Robinson and Eddie and the Hotrods, Bass Player and Singer Chris Paynes Reggae Bass style has shaped the Band since 1977 and Fad Gadget Drummer Nick Cash has been a constant, collaborator, friend and supporter for over 10 years.

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Anda Union

on Sat, 16 Jun 2018 at Oxford St Barnabas Church 8:00pm

The great Anda Union are coming back to Oxford The brilliant 9-piece band, Anda Union from Inner Mongolia first toured the UK in 2013 and stole the show everywhere. The band members all grew up in families 'with the music', several of whom still live in the traditional Mongolian way, and came together at music college in Hohhot, their capital city. There they were able to integrate traditional forms - like the now-famous throat singing - into creating a sound uniquely and mysteriously Mongolian but with a strong appeal to a western sensibility. If you miss this opportunity to see the band live at the lovely St Barnabas church, you can be assured of hearing about the concert for a long time afterwards from those who were lucky enough to get tickets in time! Doors 8pm £16 in Advance{plus booking fee}, £19 on door

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Jock Tyldesley In Concert

on Sat, 16 Jun 2018 at Ashington, Manor Buildings Barn 6:30pm

As part of his fiddle workshop weekend, ace fiddler player Jock Tyldesley in concert in the barn 8.00pm / doors and picnics from 6.30 Jock Tyldesley is perhaps best known for his fiddling in Cajun bands such as The Flatville Aces and the Bearcats, as well as more off-the-wall antics with The New Rope String Band and The Chipolatas. He also nurtures a long-time passion for Southern Appalachian old time fiddling for many years and has spent more time concentrating on this, whilst touring worldwide with his regular bands and US acts such as Eddie LeJeune, The Dirk Powell Band, Martha Scanlan and many more.

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The Vagaband

on Sat, 16 Jun 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Vagaband's soulful, rustic approach to their music makes their extraordinary blend of Americana, toe-tapping folk-jazz and soulful rock a unique proposition in an age where music is often presented in a way that is too studied, too knowing and somewhat safe. Their musicianship means that consummate band-leader José McGill can rely on the band for sturdy backing as well as stellar improvisation for the fantastic home-grown repertoire and the inspired cover versions too. The Vagaband are designed to be lapped up in huge gulps by an audience that likes to have all their musical needs satisfied and their dancing shoes cajoled into action as well. They are nigh-on impossible to dislike. Heroes in their home town, walk with them as they take on the world. "The Vagaband - proof that the devil doesn't always have the best tunes...stunning." - Q Magazine

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Israel Nash

on Sat, 16 Jun 2018 at Guildford St Mary's Church 7:30pm

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David Rovics Ballad Of A Wobbly World Tour

on Sat, 16 Jun 2018 at Malton The Milton Rooms 7:00pm

Promoted by Thirsk and Malton Labour Party. All proceeds to General Election, Anti-Fracking and other local campaigns

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David Rovics Ballad Of A Wobbly World Tour

on Sat, 16 Jun 2018 at Malton The Milton Rooms 7:00pm

Promoted by Thirsk and Malton Labour Party. All proceeds to General Election, Anti-Fracking and other local campaigns

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Winter/wilson At Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 16 Jun 2018 at Ascott-under-Wychwood The Swan 7:00pm

Contact: Mark/Elaine 01993831427 or 07870563299 wychwoodfolkclub@zoho.com Winter Wilson's current tour showcases their latest album Ashes and Dust, the follow up to Cutting Free which made the Daily Telegraph's ten recommended folk albums for Summer 2014. Having honed their craft during many years as semi-professional musicians, the duo went full time in 2012 and haven't looked back since. They have a fine repertoire of self-penned songs, telling stories of everyday life which often reflect the bigger picture of this life we lead. (Songs for local heroes, as one punter said.) Kip Winter (vocals, accordion, guitar, flute) is one of the finest singers on the circuit, expressing power and emotion in equal measure from melting to belting. Dave Wilson (vocals, guitar and banjo) is amongst the top tier of British song writers, with his songs covered by some of folk's greats. But it's in live performance that Winter Wilson really excel, bringing a sense of intimacy to every stage, welcoming audiences into their world, mixing songs with stories of life on the road. This isn't a performance it's a domestic! Tight harmonies, killer songs and a lot of fun that's Winter Wilson. www.wychwoodfolkclub.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=98&v=7E7i0mcJKuY https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=129&v=vc4uiJm_aEo https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=11&v=6s6VydMbqoo

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Sharon Lazibyrd Album Launch

on Sat, 16 Jun 2018 at Kingsbury Episcopi Community Centre 7:00pm

Doors 7pm Live music 8pm

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Sharon Lazibyrd Album Launch

on Sat, 16 Jun 2018 at Kingsbury Episcopi Community Centre 7:00pm

Doors 7pm Live music 8pm

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David Rovics/amy May Ellis

on Sat, 16 Jun 2018 at Malton The Milton Rooms 7:00pm

Doors at 7.00pm for 7.30pm performance. Promoted by Thirsk and Malton Labour Party. David Rovics is a brilliant singer songwriter from Portland Oregon. Hard hitting, sometimes humorous sometimes heart breaking his songs cover every social issue, current and past. Visting Ryedale as part of his 30 date, Ballad of a Wobbly, world tour, his songs reflect subjects including a working class rebellion in Wales in 1831, the FBI's Palmer Raids of 1919 and the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017. "Absolutely brilliant. David Rovics says exactly what needs to be said." - Ian McMillan Amy May Ellis is a hugely talented singer-songwriter from Farndale promoting her first CD Weathered by Waves. Her songs are melodic, personal, captivating, reflective. They have the perspective of being raised in the tranquillity and beauty of Farndale but at the same time exposed to a turbulent world and the hurly-burly of London. She has a voice that's at once youthful and mature, romantic yet cynical, punchy but raw. - Fresh On The Net. She had the perfect voice. The kind that just wraps you up into a kind of emotional embrace, forcing you to stop thinking, start dreaming, making you teary too. It just strikes that chord in your heart.- Teatime In Wonderland

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David Rovics/amy May Ellis

on Sat, 16 Jun 2018 at Malton The Milton Rooms 7:00pm

Doors at 7.00pm for 7.30pm performance. Promoted by Thirsk and Malton Labour Party. David Rovics is a brilliant singer songwriter from Portland Oregon. Hard hitting, sometimes humorous sometimes heart breaking his songs cover every social issue, current and past. Visting Ryedale as part of his 30 date, Ballad of a Wobbly, world tour, his songs reflect subjects including a working class rebellion in Wales in 1831, the FBI's Palmer Raids of 1919 and the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017. "Absolutely brilliant. David Rovics says exactly what needs to be said." - Ian McMillan Amy May Ellis is a hugely talented singer-songwriter from Farndale promoting her first CD Weathered by Waves. Her songs are melodic, personal, captivating, reflective. They have the perspective of being raised in the tranquillity and beauty of Farndale but at the same time exposed to a turbulent world and the hurly-burly of London. She has a voice that's at once youthful and mature, romantic yet cynical, punchy but raw. - Fresh On The Net. She had the perfect voice. The kind that just wraps you up into a kind of emotional embrace, forcing you to stop thinking, start dreaming, making you teary too. It just strikes that chord in your heart.- Teatime In Wonderland

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New Roots: Molly's Lips Ep Launch

on Sat, 16 Jun 2018 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Molly's Lips (a.k.a. Billy Glinn and Phil Self of Cocos Lovers,The Hellfire Orchestra, Will Varley) have been working hard these past few years. Their first release was recorded in their kitchen and printed up totally by hand. They've stepped it up for this release; drafting in Joel Magill (Syd Arthur) to record it and getting stellar musicians such as James Gow (Knee High, Lunch Money) and Raven Bush (Syd Arthur, Kate Tempest, The Gaslamp Killer) to play on it. Along with the expected guitars, harmonies and strings this release sees the addition of reed organs, synths and live electronics to create a blend of atmospheric acoustic and electronic sounds.

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Lizzie Nunnery

on Sun, 17 Jun 2018 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

Award-winning playwright and songwriter plus a compelling storyteller. Guitar player too. Call it 'alternative folk' if you will but it's simply unbeatably good music and songs that touch hearts and strike chords; - stuff that matters in other words. THIS IS NOW A LIZZIE SOLO GIG

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Singers' Night

on Sun, 17 Jun 2018 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

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

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Tom Parkes

on Sun, 17 Jun 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ From the wilds of the mud-ridden East coast of the UK comes a wry and seemingly unlikely take on the alt-country and blues sounds of the United States, in the form of the engaging talent of Tom Parkes. With a stage persona that is in equal parts imposing and self-deprecating, Tom has nailed songwriting early. That such an authentic Americana voice can spring from the Essex clay rather than the red dirt of Texas is a wholly welcome development and such is the wit, dexterity and excellence of the songs that the dissonance you might reasonably expect never appears. The listener effortlessly believes in his characters - the outlaws, the unwelcome interlopers, the drunkards and the lost souls that frequent a fictional but believable bar loosely based on a real licensed premises (in Colchester rather than Fort Worth). Tom started to make inroads into the broader music community a handful of years back with his old band 'The Ghost Train Porters', acquiring a fan list that included no less than the BBC's Steve Lamacq. Despite critical acclaim the band fizzled out as quickly as they had sprung up and Tom retired to lick his wounds and plan his next move. A slow return via highly-appreciated Maverick Festival performances and a smattering of local shows ensued and the debut solo album 'Stranger In Town' is due for release in June 2018.

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The Sounds Of Simon: A Tribute To Simon And Garfunkel

on Sun, 17 Jun 2018 at Leicester Sue Townsend Theatre 5:30pm

Leicester's own and the UK's finest tribute to Simon and Garfunkel bring their full band show in aid of LOROS. Expect all the classic Simon and Garfunkel tunes that established Paul Simon as the finest songwriter of his generation, as well as hits from his amazing solo career. Very limited wheelchair spaces available. Please call 078 2525 4032 before booking to reserve a space. In memory of Dawn Harris. All proceeds will go to LOROS. DOORS at 5.30pm, ONSTAGE at 6pm PROMPT UNRESERVED SEATING

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The Sounds Of Simon: A Tribute To Simon And Garfunkel

on Sun, 17 Jun 2018 at Leicester Sue Townsend Theatre 5:30pm

Leicester's own and the UK's finest tribute to Simon and Garfunkel bring their full band show in aid of LOROS. Expect all the classic Simon and Garfunkel tunes that established Paul Simon as the finest songwriter of his generation, as well as hits from his amazing solo career. Very limited wheelchair spaces available. Please call 078 2525 4032 before booking to reserve a space. In memory of Dawn Harris. All proceeds will go to LOROS. DOORS at 5.30pm, ONSTAGE at 6pm PROMPT UNRESERVED SEATING

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The Boxcars

on Sun, 17 Jun 2018 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

The Boxcar Boys have been creating unique original music, weaving together their take on folk songs, klezmer, and traditional jazz since 2010. They started as a busking band, performing at markets and on the streets of Toronto, and have since brought their exuberant performances to the stages of jazz and folk festivals in Canada and the USA, recorded 3 widely acclaimed albums (including the Canadian Folk Music Award nominated Rye Whiskey), and have become a mainstay of Canadian roots and jazz music. This spring is their first tour in the UK which includes stops at Gate to Southwell Festival. Cicada Ball absolutely flies from the first moment Breathtakingly jaunty a palpable love of the music -Songlines Magazine "A high-energy and musically accomplished roots ensemble" -New Canadian Music "Simple pleasures with excellent execution" -Kitchener Record "Wild exuberance that can only be engendered by a group of people who love playing together" -American Roots UK

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Howie Reeve/

on Sun, 17 Jun 2018 at Newcastle upon Tyne Heaton Perk 7:30pm

Howie Reeve is an acoustic avant-pop solo bass artist from Glasgow. Me Lost Me - Powerful electronic folk Gateshead's Mark James Hammond has got the keys to yr soul and he's jangling them temptingly with his acoustica goodness which he appears to have riven from the deepest parts of his psyche.

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Nancy Kerr

on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

Stunning - Five Stars. R2 A songwriter steeped in the tradition, but casting it anew. Songlines Quite breathtakingly beautiful. Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2. Known for over 25 years as a skilled interpreter of traditional music and more recently as a composer of startlingly original new folk songs, Nancy Kerr has become one of the most sought-after ensemble musicians on today's British folk and scene. 2015's BBC Folk Singer of the Year, she has been seen with award winners Kerr and Fagan, The Full English, Martin Simpson and Andy Cutting, in 2017's re-imagining of Peter Bellamy's The Transports, and as part of cutting-edge commissions The Elizabethan Session, Sweet Liberties and Shake the Chains. Now for something different. Nancy Kerr solo. In this new, intimate setting, Nancy revisits her celebrated deft touch on the violin and viola as well as her distinctive use of fingerpicking acoustic guitar, allowing space for new and ancient songs and tunes, and the stories behind them, to breathe and be heard anew. This is music to challenge and inspire, confront and sympathise. This is a chance to experience the intimate drama of solo folk performance: Nancy Kerr's music in its truest and most conversational form yet.

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Dallahan

on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Dallahan is one of the most thrilling forces in the international folk music scene; heavily rooted in traditional Irish music, but with hugely diverse backgrounds and influences. They call on their mixed Irish, Scottish and Hungarian heritage to create a unique and seamless musical montage, drawing in influences from jazz, funk, pop and classical music. Dallahan will push and pull you along on a musical journey, artistically transcending from tender and delicate songs from Transylvania, to relentlessly punchy Irish dance tunes littered with funk grooves and everything in between. Following the release of their debut album 'When The Day Is On The Turn' in 2014, which was highly praised by audiences and critics alike, described by fRoots magazine as the most exciting Irish music I've heard in a long time...Lunasa for the new generation ­the band toured extensively in North America and Europe, establishing themselves internationally as one of the most enthralling live shows, captivating audiences at such prestigious international events as Milwaukee Irish Fest, Celtic Connections and countless others. Highlights included a collaboration with Dougie MacLean at Perthshire Amber Fest and also a commissioned composition and collaboration with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra at a WWI commemorative concert. In 2015, the band was nominated for 'Folk Band of The Year' and their debut album shortlisted for 'Album of the Year' at the Scots Trad Music Awards.

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Winter Wilson

on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Winter Wilson

on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Danni Nicholls

on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 at London Hackney Empire 7:00pm

Three critically acclaimed singer/songwriters Danni Nicholls (UK) www.danninicholls.com Gina Chavez (USA) www.ginachavez.com Rob Corcoran (IRE/UK) www.robcorcoranmusic.com Music starts at 7:30pm

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Ealing Eclectic Musicspace Presents Ben Waters + Special Guests

on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 at London The Red Room 8:00pm

Ben Waters is recognised as one of the UK's supreme boogie piano players and has worked with The Rolling Stones, Ray Davies, Chuck Berry, Jools Holland, Jerry Lee Lewis, Shakin' Stevens, Screaming Lord Sutch, PJ Harvey, Amy Macdonald, Bobby Womack, Mick Hucknall, Charlie Watts, The Ronnie Wood Band, Paul Weller, Dave Gilmour,, Dave Stewart, The Teenagers, Nine Below Zero.and the list keeps growing!

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Devines (the Divine Family)

on Mon, 18 Jun 2018 at Chesham Folk Club 8:15pm

John, Joe and Caz Devine are three members of the same musical Family. An acoustic Trio, performing a mix of original compositions, contemporary arrangements of traditional folk songs, and their own unique arrangements of Traditional Dance music, on an inspired blend of instruments that include Uilleann Pipes, Banjo and Saxophone. Devines have been touring since 2011 and made history when they were among the first musicians to ever perform Irish music at a Royal reception in Buckingham Palace. They have produced three studio albums and an EP since conception in 2009. The Band are continually working on new material and hope to have a new recording available soon.

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The Flying A's

on Tue, 19 Jun 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The Flying A's The husband-and- wife duo of Hilary Claire and Stuart Adamsonbetter known as The Flyin' A'sare onthe cusp of releasing their third independent album, You Drive Me Crazy. As a top-shelf complement to the pair's engaging, fun, contagiously enjoyable live shows, You Drive Me Crazy is right on the money. The album has received critical acclaim and play around the world, making it on the first round Grammy ballot for "Best Americana Album". Their latest recording project, You Drive Me Crazy, is a collection of diverse, heartfelt songs that borrows from Americana, folk, country and Texas music influences. From the rockabilly ear candy of the opening number, Little Miss Tumbleweed to the mournful lament of loss that is the closing Wild Texas Wind, Hilary and Stuart mine an array of melody and emotion that form a testament of endurance through the ups and downs life brings. The songs all have a backbone built on the experiences we've faced on both sides of the fence, Hilary says. To which Stuart adds, Our music is not just something we create, it's what we live and breath. Our songs are what get us through the highs and lows that come along with living life to it's fullest. Latest album You Drive Me Crazy has a real Austin feel and is a real winner! .should be a definitive breakthrough album for The Flyin' A's. Fred Schmale, Real Roots Cafe The players on this album are legendary in the Texas music scene. With Chris Gage producing, engineering and sharing his many instrumental talents all over this album is one of the best he's produced. In addition you will hear great performances from Lloyd Maines, Glenn Fukunaga, Paul Pearcy, and Will Taylor. The resulting album, You Drive Me Crazy, is their best release yet, with both new Flyin' A's fans and longtime followers praising this release before it's even hit stores and the airwaves!

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Kim Richey

on Tue, 19 Jun 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Two-time Grammy-nominated Kim Richey is a storyteller; a weaver of emotions aching with life's truths, she has released five critically acclaimed albums. Has written two Number 1s & four Top 10 hits in the USA plus singles in the Top 50. She's had her songs recorded by the likes of Trisha Yearwood & James Morrisson and sung on albums by Ryan Adams, Shawn Colvin & Mary Chapin Carpenter.

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Anda Union

on Wed, 20 Jun 2018 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:30pm

Anda Union's thoroughly addictive and accessible fusion of Mongolian musical styles draws directly from the band's roots in the differing ethnic nomadic cultures. The band's nine members are keenly aware of the threat climate change and modernity is posing to their grasslands habitat and ancient Mongolian culture. Driven to preserve an endangered way of life by keeping their music alive, as a group they hold on to the essence of Mongolian music whilst creating a form of music that is new.

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Rob Tognoni

on Wed, 20 Jun 2018 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

From Tasmania, Australia & introduced to Europe by blues master Dave Hole in 1994, Rob Tognoni delivers a 100% powerfully charged experience with every performance. There is simply no compromise, which is strongly evident in his music. After 40 years his explosive guitar playing and unique songs are now being compared with the greats of his genre and have firmly established him in the European venues & festivals as well as gaining many fans of hard blues rock worldwide. "Australian Rob Tognoni is one of the finest guitar players around today. His work is a combination of classic rock, blues & blues rock and is done with utmost passion and precision..."Bandit Blues Radio - US "When you listen to his music, you hear a 40 year legacy under his searing lead lines..." Total Guitar Magazine "A stunning guitarist with killer licks, and a fine blues rock feel..."Jazz FM, London - UK More info here: www.robtog.com

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Rob Tognoni

on Wed, 20 Jun 2018 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

From Tasmania, Australia & introduced to Europe by blues master Dave Hole in 1994, Rob Tognoni delivers a 100% powerfully charged experience with every performance. There is simply no compromise, which is strongly evident in his music. After 40 years his explosive guitar playing and unique songs are now being compared with the greats of his genre and have firmly established him in the European venues & festivals as well as gaining many fans of hard blues rock worldwide. "Australian Rob Tognoni is one of the finest guitar players around today. His work is a combination of classic rock, blues & blues rock and is done with utmost passion and precision..."Bandit Blues Radio - US "When you listen to his music, you hear a 40 year legacy under his searing lead lines..." Total Guitar Magazine "A stunning guitarist with killer licks, and a fine blues rock feel..."Jazz FM, London - UK More info here: www.robtog.com

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Rory Mcleod Solo Concert

on Wed, 20 Jun 2018 at Glasgow The Glad Cafe 7:00pm

Rory McLeod Rhythmic storyteller, multi-instrumentalist, telling unpalatable truths about broken heartssocial injusticein songs, that are percussive, bold, lyrical, deeply personal and have an unexpected edge to them, accompanied by spoons, harmonica, guitar, trombone and-tap-dancing shoes Rory, an ex-circus clown and fire eater, is a one-man-soul-band, and poet. He has a natural troubadour's talent for weaving magical, musical, storytelling spells accompanied by his own bizarre solo orchestra of distinctive instruments. The spoons, finger-cymbals, bandorea, Djembe-drum, harmonica, guitar, trombone and-tap-dancing shoes accompany the "rich, raw, deep and resonant" voice of this "singular and liberating performer." "Expect the unexpected." McLEOD is a musical Gypsy, his eccentric melodies are infused with influences from Flamenco to Country blues, through to Celtic, East European and Calypso rhythms creating a style of music and songwriting that has been described as "Intimate, revealing, political and powerful." "When he sings his songs he will take you on a journey with him." "Poetry and dance-stories with verve, sharpness, humour and warmth about people and for people." "Great songs to dance to, infectious rhythms, flying harmonica!" www.rorymcleod.com GLAD CAFE 1006A Pollokshaws Rd, Glasgow G41 2HG, UK concert 7.30pm- 22.45 finish £10 in advance £12 on The Door. Job seekers concessions £8

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Rory Mcleod Solo Concert

on Wed, 20 Jun 2018 at Glasgow The Glad Cafe 7:00pm

Rory McLeod Rhythmic storyteller, multi-instrumentalist, telling unpalatable truths about broken heartssocial injusticein songs, that are percussive, bold, lyrical, deeply personal and have an unexpected edge to them, accompanied by spoons, harmonica, guitar, trombone and-tap-dancing shoes Rory, an ex-circus clown and fire eater, is a one-man-soul-band, and poet. He has a natural troubadour's talent for weaving magical, musical, storytelling spells accompanied by his own bizarre solo orchestra of distinctive instruments. The spoons, finger-cymbals, bandorea, Djembe-drum, harmonica, guitar, trombone and-tap-dancing shoes accompany the "rich, raw, deep and resonant" voice of this "singular and liberating performer." "Expect the unexpected." McLEOD is a musical Gypsy, his eccentric melodies are infused with influences from Flamenco to Country blues, through to Celtic, East European and Calypso rhythms creating a style of music and songwriting that has been described as "Intimate, revealing, political and powerful." "When he sings his songs he will take you on a journey with him." "Poetry and dance-stories with verve, sharpness, humour and warmth about people and for people." "Great songs to dance to, infectious rhythms, flying harmonica!" www.rorymcleod.com GLAD CAFE 1006A Pollokshaws Rd, Glasgow G41 2HG, UK concert 7.30pm- 22.45 finish £10 in advance £12 on The Door. Job seekers concessions £8

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Woody Guthrie: Hard Times And Hard Travellin'

on Wed, 20 Jun 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------- WOODY GUTHRIE: HARD TIMES AND HARD TRAVELLIN' is a live programme that sets the songs of Woody Guthrie in the context of the American 1930s - the Dust Bowl, the Depression, the New Deal and the state of popular music itself. In the presentation, Will Kaufman brings such hard-hitting Guthrie songs as "Vigilante Man", "Pretty Boy Floyd" and "I Ain't Got No Home" into conversation with other relevant songs - from Joe Hill's "The Preacher and the Slave" to "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?". These renditions, buttressed by detailed historical commentary, exemplify the blending of music and radical politics that marks Guthrie's most powerful and evocative work. "No one can understand the American people without listening to Woody Guthrie. Will Kaufman's doing important work here." Tom Paxton "Woody wrote literally thousands of songs, and they're known all over 'the other America'. I thank Will Kaufman for introducing a new generation of Europeans to this side of the country. It's a wonderful job he's doing." Pete Seeger WILL KAUFMAN is a singer, guitarist and Professor of American Literature and Culture at the University of Central Lancashire. His book, Woody Guthrie, American Radical was published in 2011 by the University of Illinois Press.

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John Murry

on Wed, 20 Jun 2018 at Manchester Gullivers 7:30pm

John Murry was adopted at birth into the family of William Faulkner. Some have speculated that the Faulkner blood might also run in his veins, but that should be left for a Southern Gothic novel yet to be written (or perhaps re-written). Raised in Tupelo, Mississippi, in the shadow of Elvis, his undiagnosed autism led to troubles at an early age which led to prescribed medication, which led to unprescribed medication which led to being institutionalised for addiction and mental health issues at a too young age. Eventually, discarded onto the streets of Memphis, he found music, which became the one constant positive force in his life. Memphis led to San Francisco and San Francisco led to heroin and heroin led to a near fatal overdose on the corner of 16th and Mission, so harrowingly memorialised in his song Little Colored Balloons. Music again came to his rescue and led him to Tim Mooney (American Music Club) and the group of musicians that helped create his 2012 masterpiece The Graceless Age. And John toured the world. He entranced and devastated audiences with his raw, unfiltered live performances, and it looked like his trajectory was set, that music had won and would have the final word. And then Tim Mooney, John's mentor, his beacon, his bedrock, died suddenly and unexpectedly and John's world fell back in to chaos. Over the next few years, John would lose the footing that he had struggled so hard to establish. He would lose his wife, his daughter, temporarily his freedom and ultimately his country. Somewhere along this volatile journey, John crossed paths with Michael Timmins of Cowboy Junkies. John had opened for the band at a show in Glasgow and Michael watched side-stage transfixed by John's performance. Over the next few years the two of them kept in touch, they talked about the music business, politics, books, but most of all they talked about music. And they talked about making an album together. Michael wanted to capture the rawness of John's songs, capture the vibe that he experienced that night in Glasgow and was even more convinced of this approach when John came through Toronto opening for Chuck Prophet and did a solo set at The Horseshoe Tavern, which was as disarming and emotional as the set of music that he had experienced in Glasgow a couple of years earlier. 'On The Graceless Age you can hear John's affinity to artists such as Mark Linkous and Mark Lanegan, but seeing him on stage, with just his guitar and his songs reminded me of Townes (Van Zandt), that raw-boned, exquisite beauty, so real that it borders on the uncomfortable, you feel you should look away, but it's just too compelling to do so. The pain, the intensity, the honesty just draws you deeper'. Eventually John completed his descent and landed in Kilkenny, Ireland where he found some solid ground as part of a welcoming arts community. Michael then convinced him to travel to his Toronto studio where Michael put a band together consisting of brother Peter Timmins (Cowboy Junkies) on drums and Josh Finlayson (Skydiggers, Gord Downie, Lee Harvey Osmond) on bass. John brought along Cait O'Riordan (The Pogues, Elvis Costello) whom he had met in Ireland and who wanted to be a part of John's journey. The five of them put aside five days to record all bedtracks and overdubs, with the brief that they would let the songs dictate where the journey took them, spontaneity was the order of the week. Michael Timmins describes the sessions, 'I felt that it was important that John got out of his own way and that we set up a situation where he would just play and sing and the rest of us would just react, no second guessing, just react and capture the moment. It was a very inspired and inspiring week of playing and recording. Very intense. And I think we captured the raw essence of John's writing and playing'. A Short History Of Decay is an intensely personal document of an artist's fall from grace. It contains all the tragic elements of that unwritten Southern Gothic novel: the revelations of a man coming to terms with the personal shortcomings, the flaws and the perverse twists of fate that led him to the end of one journey and the beginning of another. 'Like Father John Misty, Mark Lanegan and Josh T Pearson rolled into one really broken dream' Q 'A Short History Of Decay delivers in gloriously dysfunctional bucketloads' MOJO

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The Woody Guthrie Series: Old Man Trump + Hard Times & Hard Travellin'

on Wed, 20 Jun 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------- THIS TICKET IS VALID FOR ENTRY TO BOTH NIGHTS OF THIS SERIES: Woody Guthrie: Hard Times & Hard Travellin': Wednesday 20th July Woody Guthrie and "Old Man Trump": Wednesday 18th July WOODY GUTHRIE: HARD TIMES AND HARD TRAVELLIN' is a live programme that sets the songs of Woody Guthrie in the context of the American 1930s - the Dust Bowl, the Depression, the New Deal and the state of popular music itself. In the presentation, Will Kaufman brings such hard-hitting Guthrie songs as "Vigilante Man", "Pretty Boy Floyd" and "I Ain't Got No Home" into conversation with other relevant songs - from Joe Hill's "The Preacher and the Slave" to "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?". These renditions, buttressed by detailed historical commentary, exemplify the blending of music and radical politics that marks Guthrie's most powerful and evocative work. WOODY GUTHRIE AND "OLD MAN TRUMP" - Will's newest show - tells the story of Guthrie's battles against his racist Brooklyn landlord, Fred C. Trump, father of the US president. Based on unpublished songs, letters, and notebooks that Will discovered in the Woody Guthrie Archives, the show brings to life all the anger and contempt that Guthrie felt for those in power who will deny justice to their fellow human beings on account of the color of their skin. "No one can understand the American people without listening to Woody Guthrie. Will Kaufman's doing important work here." Tom Paxton "Woody wrote literally thousands of songs, and they're known all over 'the other America'. I thank Will Kaufman for introducing a new generation of Europeans to this side of the country. It's a wonderful job he's doing." Pete Seeger WILL KAUFMAN is a singer, guitarist and Professor of American Literature and Culture at the University of Central Lancashire. His book, Woody Guthrie, American Radical was published in 2011 by the University of Illinois Press.

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The Woody Guthrie Series: Old Man Trump + Hard Times & Hard Travellin'

on Wed, 20 Jun 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------- THIS TICKET IS VALID FOR ENTRY TO BOTH NIGHTS OF THIS SERIES: Woody Guthrie: Hard Times & Hard Travellin': Wednesday 20th July Woody Guthrie and "Old Man Trump": Wednesday 18th July WOODY GUTHRIE: HARD TIMES AND HARD TRAVELLIN' is a live programme that sets the songs of Woody Guthrie in the context of the American 1930s - the Dust Bowl, the Depression, the New Deal and the state of popular music itself. In the presentation, Will Kaufman brings such hard-hitting Guthrie songs as "Vigilante Man", "Pretty Boy Floyd" and "I Ain't Got No Home" into conversation with other relevant songs - from Joe Hill's "The Preacher and the Slave" to "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?". These renditions, buttressed by detailed historical commentary, exemplify the blending of music and radical politics that marks Guthrie's most powerful and evocative work. WOODY GUTHRIE AND "OLD MAN TRUMP" - Will's newest show - tells the story of Guthrie's battles against his racist Brooklyn landlord, Fred C. Trump, father of the US president. Based on unpublished songs, letters, and notebooks that Will discovered in the Woody Guthrie Archives, the show brings to life all the anger and contempt that Guthrie felt for those in power who will deny justice to their fellow human beings on account of the color of their skin. "No one can understand the American people without listening to Woody Guthrie. Will Kaufman's doing important work here." Tom Paxton "Woody wrote literally thousands of songs, and they're known all over 'the other America'. I thank Will Kaufman for introducing a new generation of Europeans to this side of the country. It's a wonderful job he's doing." Pete Seeger WILL KAUFMAN is a singer, guitarist and Professor of American Literature and Culture at the University of Central Lancashire. His book, Woody Guthrie, American Radical was published in 2011 by the University of Illinois Press.

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Creations Free Jazz/improv

on Wed, 20 Jun 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... The magical combination of the atmospheric and dusky basement coupled with the free play of musical imagination. Acoustic free improvisation evening featuring some of the leading players on London's thriving free jazz scene. A set of duo and trio performances of invited musicians, followed by a jam set open to musicians. Tonight featuring Simon Roth (drums) Hannah Marshall and Alice Purton ( cellos).

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New Roots: Osp & Sophie Ramsay

on Wed, 20 Jun 2018 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

New Roots presents Osp & Sophie Ramsay with a unique joint performance. Sophie Ramsay combines old and new folk, singing songs from her native Scotland alongside originals with freshly poetic lyrics and European folk influences: her 2013 album 'The Glassy Mountain' was described as 'undeniably beautiful' (fRoots), 'Joanna Newsom meets Belle and Sebastian'(R2), and as 'timeless, outstanding for those who really hear a song' (Folk Music Worth Listening To). 2016 saw the release of her album of old Scots and Gaelic Songs 'The Seas Between Us': 'Atmospheric, elegant and beguiling, hers is an exciting new voice to carry Burns onwards.' (Songlines). 'Ethereal beauty translated into song' (Folk Words) 'Deeply moving' (fRoots). Sophie accompanies herself with nylon string guitar, viola and recently occasional electronics. She has been touring the Scottish Highlands a lot recently with cellist/singer Sarah Smout, and is a member of respected folk group Mediaeval Baebes. Her voice opens the double Emmy nominated theme music for ITV's Victoria. Ösp Eldjárn- Folk Album Of The Year 2018 Nominee, Icelandic Music Awards. Hailing from a valley in the North of Iceland, Ösp Eldjarn makes music that both reflects the folk songs of her native country, and absorbs the artistry of contemporary London songwriting. She carries with her a fine Icelandic tradition of soaring melody, songs of glacial beauty and striking emotional power. Ösp's debut album was released earlier this year, attracting the attention of respected critics and DJs, including rave reviews from Iceland's leading music writer, Arnar Eggerts and Indie Rock Mag. Ösp has performed at major festivals including Cambridge Folk Festival and Iceland Airwaves. She comes from a famously musical Icelandic family and before starting her solo career, released two successful albums with her brother from the band Brother Grass. She will be performing songs from her album,Tales from a poplar tree, together with Italian born violinist singer/songwriter and multi instrumentalist Valeria Pozzo. New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk and roots scene. It's committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves. For this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones during performances to ensure the music gets the attention it warrants. www.newrootsevents.com

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Harbottle & Jonas

on Thu, 21 Jun 2018 at North Shields Percy Park Rugby Club 7:30pm

Harbottle & Jonas are an up-and-coming young folk duo currently based in Totnes, Devon. David Harbottle was born in Cullercoats, Tyne & Wear; Freya Jonas is from Westcott, Surrey. The pair met at The University of Liverpool while they were studying for their Music Degrees and in their early days busked together around Europe before settling in Liverpool for a while. They have been based in Devon for 6 years but their roots are deeply planted in Northumbrian soil. Their music is eclectic, always accompanied with a great story and has won plaudits from folk luminaries such as Seth Lakeman, Jon Boden, Rod Clements and Declan Sinnott. Playing over 100 gigs each year, this fine duo is becoming increasingly well-known throughout the UK and Live In The North East is delighted to be hosting their début North Shields gig. 'Damn Fine' Mike Harding 'Phenomenal' BBC Introducing 'I would stake money on a bright future for Harbottle & Jonas' Folkwords

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Clive Gregson

on Thu, 21 Jun 2018 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

A happy return for this celebrated guitarist, singer and songwriter whose long career includes Any Trouble, the Richard Thompson band, the sublime Christine Collister duo and work with Eddi Reader, Nanci Griffith et al. Clive continues to write great songs and is always an inspiring live performer so let's welcome him back to York!

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Clive Gregson

on Thu, 21 Jun 2018 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

A happy return for this celebrated guitarist, singer and songwriter whose long career includes Any Trouble, the Richard Thompson band, the sublime Christine Collister duo and work with Eddi Reader, Nanci Griffith et al. Clive continues to write great songs and is always an inspiring live performer so let's welcome him back to York!

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East Pointers

on Thu, 21 Jun 2018 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Acoustic Amnesty For Mai And Mwb

on Thu, 21 Jun 2018 at Salford Sacred Trinity Church: 7:00pm

The next Acoustic Amnesty fundraiser will again be at the beautiful Sacred Trinity church with a 7.30pm start. This time we are fundraising for the excellent MUSIC ACTION INTERNATIONAL and MUSICIANS WITHOUT BORDERS (as part of their world wide music day) as well as Manchester Amnesty. The acts confirmed so far are Joan the Wad, Chris Tavener, Broomhead, Dave Viney, Tracey Browne, Dave Fidler. The gig will be seated and totally silent for performances with the (well stocked!) bar in a separate room. There will be no sound system whatsoever - totally acoustic using the natural acoustics of the venue. If you want to see how fantastic the format of the evening is here's a video of one: https://www.youtube.com/embed/grhhGT0Vzlw?list=UU32opSiZu-iUSHLgSdSkZZg Free on-street car parking is available and the venue is a stone's throw from Deansgate/Market Street in Manchester city centre.

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Whiskey Moonface

on Thu, 21 Jun 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ------------------------------------------------------ New Roots presents... Whiskey Moonface + Leonie Evans To describe Whiskey Moonface as an alternative folk group doesn't even begin to do justice to the breadth of inspiration and style in their music. Based around double bass, accordian, and clarinet, they're led by the superb vocals and hallucinatory lyrics of singer Louisa Jones. Capable of being both ear-to-ear-grinningly entertaining and profoundly moving, they combine elements of Eastern European traditional & klezmer music, old-time New Orleans jazz and the baroque/ chamber folk styles of Sufjan Stevens and Beirut with their own unique take on contemporary folk music to make for a superbly realised, truly beautiful, and utterly original sound. There is simply no-one in the UK making music like Whiskey Moonface. -------------- Leonie Evans began performing at the age of 5 and has never stopped....Her never ending tour has brought her to the furthest reaches of Britain, Europe, Japan & the USA. What sets Leonie Evans her apart from just a discography and list of tour dates are the countless guest vocals, collaborations, performances in the streets and jazz clubs of New Orleans, London, Bristol, spontaneous jams at parties and festivals and, perhaps most precious of all, the sprawling web of connections growing between Leonie and her ever-expanding family of musical sisters and brothers. Her output to date has included two exquisite albums of dreamy, jazzy, unclassifiable song craft as part of the Bristol-based quartet Rae, a series of limited edition solo CDs, and a just-released, ecstatically received album 'Collaborations Volume 1', recorded in nine different locations and featuring thirty four guest musicians. Artists featured include Riognach Connolly (The Breath/ Honeyfeet), Brooke Sharkey, Liam Magill (Syd Arthur), Low Chimes and Adam Beattie. ""Like nothing else I've ever heard in my life, I was just blown away by her" Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 6 2016 "Jazz and Folk flirt en route to New Orleans via Canterbury with Evans' slinky, supple vocal...One slot on Later with Jools holland is all it would take" Prog Magazine --------------------------------------------- New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk scene. It's committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves - for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible. Website: www.newrootsevents.com New Roots Radio: https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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Jacquelyn Hynes And Jeoin ' Simply Rua'

on Thu, 21 Jun 2018 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

"Simply Rua" comprising outstanding Folk Flutist Jacquelyn Hynes and sublime Irish singer/songwriter J.Eoin reunite for a rare special outing in London's Slaughtered Lamb. An enchanting and entertaining evening is guaranteed, steeped in urban folklore, with JEoins mesmerising songs of exile and Jacquelyn's breathtaking original compositions, plus haunting traditional .renditions of the best of Irish and English folk.

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Jinski Live At The Acoustic Room

on Thu, 21 Jun 2018 at Tyne & Wear The Magnesia Bank 8:00pm

Folk for modern ears - MAVERICK magazine As seen on BBC1 The One Show!! Based on Tyneside, indie folk duo JINSKI are song writer Stephen Wegrzynski and musician Dave Kennedy, a partnership forged from acoustic roots and the love of a strong melody. Their music touches the borders of folk, country, and pop, keeping alive the song writing tradition whilst remaining resolutely modern. Playing 'live' with just two voices and two guitars JINSKI have been touring the UK, honing their craft, chalking up the miles and making new friends wherever they play. They have built a reputation for delivering music for the head and the heart that is full of passion, meaning and originality. Notable supports have been to Lindisfarne, The Proclaimers, Joe Jackson, Kathryn Tickell, Eliza Carthy and Mark Radcliffe. They have also recently appeared on BBC 1 The One Show. In the last few years JINSKI have released two full studio CD albums ('Down Here' and 'Hurry Home') and a 10 vinyl only EP 'Live Long' all on general release through Lucky Smile Records/Proper Music Distribution. Their albums deliver memorable tunes with a cutting lyrical edge, taking the little things that matter and revealing the bigger picture. Here are songs that capture the moment and offer some reflection. JINSKI tell stories capturing the mundane and the magic in everyday life. Last year JINSKI released a Xmas single 'Keep A Little Light On' available through all online outlets and distributed by Proper Music. Guest artists have included the English accordion queen Karen Tweed, New Rope String Band member Pete Challoner (banjo and fiddle), Jez Lowe's pipes and piano man Andy May and JINSKI stalwart Neil Harland on double bass. All their albums have been produced and recorded by Dave Maughan (who has notably worked with Maximo Park and Kathryn Williams). JINSKI will be continuing to tour during 2018, highlights will be a series of gigs across the south of England in June, and a tour of the Scottish Highlands in August. They also have some festival dates including an appearance at Sage Gateshead's Americana festival. You'll love them for their style, polish and great songs (R2 ROCK 'N' REEL magazine) For more information visit www.jinski.com E-mail: luckysmilepr@googlemail.com Tel: 07831 094276

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Jinski Live At The Acoustic Room

on Thu, 21 Jun 2018 at Tyne & Wear The Magnesia Bank 8:00pm

Folk for modern ears - MAVERICK magazine As seen on BBC1 The One Show!! Based on Tyneside, indie folk duo JINSKI are song writer Stephen Wegrzynski and musician Dave Kennedy, a partnership forged from acoustic roots and the love of a strong melody. Their music touches the borders of folk, country, and pop, keeping alive the song writing tradition whilst remaining resolutely modern. Playing 'live' with just two voices and two guitars JINSKI have been touring the UK, honing their craft, chalking up the miles and making new friends wherever they play. They have built a reputation for delivering music for the head and the heart that is full of passion, meaning and originality. Notable supports have been to Lindisfarne, The Proclaimers, Joe Jackson, Kathryn Tickell, Eliza Carthy and Mark Radcliffe. They have also recently appeared on BBC 1 The One Show. In the last few years JINSKI have released two full studio CD albums ('Down Here' and 'Hurry Home') and a 10 vinyl only EP 'Live Long' all on general release through Lucky Smile Records/Proper Music Distribution. Their albums deliver memorable tunes with a cutting lyrical edge, taking the little things that matter and revealing the bigger picture. Here are songs that capture the moment and offer some reflection. JINSKI tell stories capturing the mundane and the magic in everyday life. Last year JINSKI released a Xmas single 'Keep A Little Light On' available through all online outlets and distributed by Proper Music. Guest artists have included the English accordion queen Karen Tweed, New Rope String Band member Pete Challoner (banjo and fiddle), Jez Lowe's pipes and piano man Andy May and JINSKI stalwart Neil Harland on double bass. All their albums have been produced and recorded by Dave Maughan (who has notably worked with Maximo Park and Kathryn Williams). JINSKI will be continuing to tour during 2018, highlights will be a series of gigs across the south of England in June, and a tour of the Scottish Highlands in August. They also have some festival dates including an appearance at Sage Gateshead's Americana festival. You'll love them for their style, polish and great songs (R2 ROCK 'N' REEL magazine) For more information visit www.jinski.com E-mail: luckysmilepr@googlemail.com Tel: 07831 094276

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Ivan Drever

on Fri, 22 Jun 2018 at Abington The Wee Gig 7:30pm

Ivan will be on stage at 8:15 The Wee Gig is directly behind The Abington General Store.

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The East Pointers

on Fri, 22 Jun 2018 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

There's a reason, beyond their dazzling musicianship and wildly entertaining live shows, that The East Pointers have connected with audiences right across the globe, making new, original roots music the hippest, most vibrant thing going. The reason? The East Pointers - fiddler/singer Tim Chaisson, banjoist Koady Chaisson and guitarist Jake Charron write about real life, sketching out its joys and sorrows in vivid strokes. That palpable authenticity makes their instrumental tunes practically cartwheel and infuses their lyric-driven songs with poignancy. And it's why listening to The East Pointers' brilliant and hotly anticipated second album What We Leave Behind produced by superstar East Coast-bred songwriter/producer Gordie Sampson is akin to meeting up with an old friend. As a follow-up to 2015's internationally acclaimed, JUNO Award-winning debut Secret Victory, What We Leave Behind shares stories previously unheard but framed by a familiar context. The album reflects on the traditions of Canadian Celtic music, where it comes from, and what it means to the people, but also strides in new directions. With a captivating balance between their traditional-sounding instrumental tunes, and catchy radio-ready songs, The East Pointers reach out with open arms to a wide range of listeners, inviting them to discover a new love of folk music. What We Leave Behind carves a new path for The East Pointers, as they continue to blur the lines between traditional and popular music and develop a devoted fanbase around the globe.

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An Evening With Claude Bourbon

on Fri, 22 Jun 2018 at Malton The Milton Rooms 7:00pm

Medieval & Spanish blues Tickets £10 online or via the Box Office / 01653 696240 Doors open 7.00pm for 7.30pm performance. Website: www.claudebourbon.org Ready for a unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions? Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, Middle Eastern, and Russian stylings into uncharted territories. Each year Bourbon plays more than 100 shows around the world. Born in France in the early 60's, Claude Bourbon grew up in Switzerland, where he was classically trained for many years. This finger picking guitarist has performed and studied all over the world; He has played countless venues, including Glastonbury Festival, Isle of Wight Festival, Colne Great British & Blues Festival, Rock O'Z Arene, Avenches, Switzerland, among others. He has shared the stage in Europe and the USA with countless musicians, Calvin Russel, Charlie Morgan (Elton John, Gary Moore), Jan Akkerman (Focus), Steve Grossman (Miles Davis), Herbie Armstrong ( Van Morisson), Jose barrense Dias and many more. Now based in the UK, some of this guitarists' influences allow us a fascinating insight into this remarkable musician; Paco De Lucia: Deep Purple's Richie Blackmore; Joaquin Rodrigo; JJ Cale; JS Bach. Experience an evening of exploration in the unique ambiance of the Thumb! Claude Bourbon is a unique figure today his playing is almost indescribable - The Hook, Charlottesville, USA "Never heard anyone get that much beautiful sound out of a J-45", Bob, Tucson, AZ A breathtaking acoustic fusion of blues, jazz, folk, classical and Spanish guitar from a stunning guitar virtuosoAltadena News, USA

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Narthen

on Fri, 22 Jun 2018 at Leicester The Guildhall 7:15pm

Narthen are Barry Coope and Lester Simpson of Coope Boyes and Simpson, Jo Freya of Blowzabella/Moirai and Fi Fraser of The Old Fashioned/ Polka Works. This is a quartet previously known under their own names for Christmas shows and as part of shows with the author Michael Morpurgo. They have decided to become an all year group featuring songs that will touch your heart, engage your intellect and wow your ears. They are known for four part harmony, but they are all also instrumentalists and augment some of the repertoire with accompaniment. They play, piano, accordion, fiddle, soprano sax, ukulele and whistles. And they're brilliant!

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The Outside Track (start Time 8pm)

on Fri, 22 Jun 2018 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Hailing from Scotland, Ireland, Cape Breton and Vancouver, The Outside Track's five members are united by a love of traditional music and a commitment to creating new music on its foundation. Using fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, flute, step-dance and vocals these five virtuosos blend boundless energy with unmistakable joie de vivre. Each player is a master of their chosen instrument with the band stacking up an impressive number of international awards. This amount of talent alone would be enough to recommend the band but in this case the end result is so much greater than the sum of the parts.

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The Outside Track (start Time 8pm)

on Fri, 22 Jun 2018 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Hailing from Scotland, Ireland, Cape Breton and Vancouver, The Outside Track's five members are united by a love of traditional music and a commitment to creating new music on its foundation. Using fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, flute, step-dance and vocals these five virtuosos blend boundless energy with unmistakable joie de vivre. Each player is a master of their chosen instrument with the band stacking up an impressive number of international awards. This amount of talent alone would be enough to recommend the band but in this case the end result is so much greater than the sum of the parts.

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The Outside Track (start Time 8pm)

on Fri, 22 Jun 2018 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Hailing from Scotland, Ireland, Cape Breton and Vancouver, The Outside Track's five members are united by a love of traditional music and a commitment to creating new music on its foundation. Using fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, flute, step-dance and vocals these five virtuosos blend boundless energy with unmistakable joie de vivre. Each player is a master of their chosen instrument with the band stacking up an impressive number of international awards. This amount of talent alone would be enough to recommend the band but in this case the end result is so much greater than the sum of the parts.

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Mile Roses

on Fri, 22 Jun 2018 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

Contemporary British folk with a nod to Nashville from Kate Bramley, Simon Haworth and Edwina Hayes. Original songs and close harmonies, accompanied by guitars, bass, cittern, mandola, mandolin and fiddle. From toe tapping folk rockabilly to haunting ballads this trio have toured worldwide as independent musicians but obviously have an infectious enjoyment for this new collaboration that is guaranteed to leave audiences with a smile on their faces. Support from smooth voiced Rod Jenkins.

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Na~mara

on Fri, 22 Jun 2018 at Sevenoaks St. Bartholomew's Church, Otford 7:30pm

After playing together on and off for a few years previously, Rob Garcia and Paul McNamara came together to form the na-mara duo in 2006. Described as "elegant and skilled musicians", they have broadcast on BBC Radio, and have performed at clubs and festivals across the UK, France and Spain. They perform traditional songs and music from the British Isles alongside their own songs and tunes, together with traditional songs from France and Quebec which they translate into English, and a wide variety of tunes from all corners of the Celtic diaspora, in particular Asturias, Galicia, Brittany and northern France. Although born in London, Rob is of Spanish descent; his parents arrived in the UK as child refugees from the Spanish Civil War in 1937, an event that informs much of their music. As close friends of the International Brigade Memorial Trust, they have performed their own songs about the Spanish Civil War at numerous events commemorating the commitment of the many Britons who went to fight fascism in Spain in the 1930s. And where does the name come from you may ask? Not an ego trip on the part of Paul, as may be imagined, 'na-mara' is actually Gaelic for 'the sea' an ever-changing landscape, always moving and rolling, suffused with great power and yet replete with gentle rhythm. A perfect description of the music of na-mara.

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Luke Jackson

on Fri, 22 Jun 2018 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

Luke Jackson Luke is a Singer-Songwriter from Canterbury, Kent, who in 2013 was nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and The Young Folk Category. He was also winner of Fatea's Male Artist of the Year 2014 and 2016. Over the past few years he has steadily been developing a reputation for himself in the Folk & Roots circuits either through his solo shows, many festival appearances or when opening for such luminaries as Fairport Convention, Show of Hands, Steve Knightley, Martyn Joseph, Seth Lakeman, Karine Polwart, Oysterband, Paul Brady, Glen Tilbrook and Sarah Jarosz . As well as playing solo, Luke also performs as a Duo or Trio. In addition to the UK, he regularly tours across Europe playing in France, Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany and in 2016 and 2017 visited the USA to play at the International Folk Alliance conference in Kansas. Luke has completed several joint headline tours with Grammy Award winning songwriter Amy Wadge, with Folk Award winning duo Greg Russel and Ciaran Algar and American singer-songwriter Rebecca Loebe. His debut album 'More Than Boys', produced by the acclaimed Welsh Singer-Songwriter Martyn Joseph, was released in 2012 to great reviews, as was the follow up 'Fumes and Faith' in early 2014. In 2015 he released a 7 track EP with his trio, 'This Family Tree', which was described in a 5 star Maverick review as Two words. Bloody brilliant and it further reflected his development as both a writer and performer November 2016 saw the release of Luke's 3rd full studio album, Tall Tales and Rumours to universal critical acclaim, which Maverick, in a 5 star review, described as a brilliant, thoughtful album Jackson shows talent beyond his years. Whilst Acoustic Magazine noted Jackson has been compared to a young Richard Thompson and for once these are not empty words In February 2018 Luke put out his first live album 'Solo:Duo:Trio' which again has been enthusiastically received, with Mike Harding noting That's got to be one of the most faultless live recordings ever in my opinion- he's a great songwriter with a great voice and boy can he sing the blues Luke is an ever present in the live music scene, gigging relentlessly all over, and he remains a prolific songwriter in demand across the United Kingdom and Europe. Hannah Woof At only 19 years old, Hannah Woof has already been played on BBC Radio 1, performed to sell out crowds and released an Enthralling debut EP Sleepless Nights. Growing up in Warwickshire, Hannah began writing and singing songs from an early age. As well as singing 60s and 70s classics, her own songs showed a maturity beyond her years. She took these songs into the retirement homes of the area to delight audiences, growing in confidence all the time. After 5 years of performing, and still only 18, Hannah entered '14 Records' to record what was to become Sleepless Nights EP, writing the majority of the EP in the quiet depths of the night due to struggling with sleep Doors 7pm Hannah Woof 8.00 Luke Jackson 9.00 The bookshop is fully licensed so no other food or srink permitted.

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The Sparrows Of Paris

on Fri, 22 Jun 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Parisian chanteuse Carolyn Saint-Pe takes you back in time to the Paris of yesteryear, with French chansons and Musette music from the 1910s to 1950s. She is joined by Josh Middleton on accordion, Julia Doyle on double bass and Joe Perkins on guitart. You will have the chance to explore tangos, valses, and chansons of the French vintage repertoire as sung by Edith Piaf, Mistinguett, Fréhel and Arletty. Some original compositions will also added to the mix.

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Blue Rose Code Live In Aberdeen

on Fri, 22 Jun 2018 at Aberdeen The Blue Lamp 7:30am

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Vimala Rowe

on Fri, 22 Jun 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Songs from 30's and 40's - Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday with a modern vibe of appreciation and a couple of originals too... With the soulful vocals of Vimala, and jazz pianist accompaniment. "A wonderful singer with a passionate delivery which completely captures the audience " - John Etheridge, Guitarist "A captivating and seemingly effortless soulful voice" - Justin Wilkes, KISS FM

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Mishaped Pearls - Shivelight Album Launch

on Fri, 22 Jun 2018 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Seeing the (shive) light the brilliantly 'other wordly' Mishaped Pearls release first album in four years. 'Astonishing, with heart-stopping vocals from Manuela Schuette. It's not often a band can truthfully claim to have a sound unlike anyone else in the country, but Mishaped Pearls can certainly make that proud boast'- Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music At a time when every band describes themselves as unique it's really refreshing to find one that truly is - they scream originality - Spiral Earth 'Unexpected, gently startling English pastoral folk - The Guardian Stunning very, very imaginative, ethereal and atmospheric. Gorgeous music - Bob Harris Uber cool London collective- Songlines Forget trains, boats and planes. Mishaped Pearls have an elixir that can transport you instantly to fascinating worlds of infinite possibilities. Four years ago, the dynamic London seven-piece band released an album that stopped people in their musical tracks. Thamesis met with widespread media acclaim, drawing particular praise from the likes of BBC Radio's Bob Harris and Tom Robinson and drawing an abundance of adjectives from reviewers - stunning, heart stopping, astonishing and captivating. Now they are back with a beguiling nine-track release, Shivelight - which takes its name from a word created by Victorian poet Gerard Manley Hopkins to describe the lances of sunshine that pierce a woodland canopy - apt for this album of light and shade. Mishaped Pearls formed in 2009 as a collaboration between Ged Flood and Manuela Schuette, bringing out their first album, The Singer and the Poets, a year later. Curling round Manuela's incredible voice is a whole plethora of instruments. Flood fields an astonishing array of stringed instruments - saz baglama, tenor guitar, tenor banjo, Chinese ruan guitar, charango, baritone acoustic guitar, mandolin, bass ukulele, electric bass and electric guitar - instruments that have formed the bedrock of the band's sound over the years. He is joined by five outstanding musicians Laurel S. Pardue (violin, viola); Andrew Sleightholme (piano, loops), Calie Hough (congas, djembe, darbuka, cajon, drums) Tom Finigan on saz baglama, tenor banjo, guitar and mandolin and Massimo Troiani on bass. Once again, Mishaped Pearls have created a dazzling, 'free spirit' albuma unique listening experience that resolutely refuses to conform to any kind of pre-determined, stylistic house rules. 'Shivelight' will be released on the Misshapen Records label and distributed by Proper Distribution.

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Mozfest 2018

on Sat, 23 Jun 2018 at Moseley The Patrick Kavanagh 7:30pm

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The Teacups @ Shammick Acoustic

on Sat, 23 Jun 2018 at Combe Martin The Pack o' Cards 7:30pm

Comprising the talents of four graduates of Newcastle's Folk and Traditional Music degree course, this a capella quartet has been singing up a storm across the UK circuit during the past few years, with acclaimed performances at Shepley, Beverley, Warwick, Sidmouth, Whitby and many other top folk festivals, as well as in Europe. One of their number, Alex Cumming, is no stranger to Shammick Acoustic in fact, he regards it as one of his favourite clubs having performed here with Nicola Beazley and with James Finlay. Now living in the US, he is a multi-talented performer and workshop leader in both countries. Kate Locksley, concentrates on songs and singing, whether it be with The Teacups, the all-female a capella trio Wychwood, or with the folk trio Night Fall. Rosie Calvert is another multi-talented person who teaches, composes, makes and plays instruments as well as singing, and performs with female trio Speldosa and in a duo with the other member of The Teacups, Will Finn, who she describes as 'awesome'. As a whole, The Teacups provide a proper feast of English folk songs sung with intelligence, heart, and soul. Can't wait!

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Emily Portman And Rob Harbron

on Sat, 23 Jun 2018 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Emily Portman & Rob Harbron are two of the finest and most distinctive performers on the British folk scene. With multiple accolades for their years of work in different collaborations, now they have formed an inspired new collaboration. Together they create a boldly stripped-back and intricately woven sound, exploring traditional song alongside new writing. Emily (voice, banjo) is best known both as an original song-writer and for her work in traditional song band The Furrow Collective. Rob (English concertina, guitar, voice, fiddle) is known for his work with Leveret, Fay Hield & the Hurricane Party, Jon Boden and many more, being in great demand as a uniquely skilled concertina player as well as one of the finest multi-instrumentalists in the country. Together they explore the traditional music in which they are both steeped, mining the archives for hidden gems and offering their own original contributions. Emily's unaffected voice combines with Rob's sympathetic musicality to startling effect, creating an unforgettable live experience brimming with subtlety, depth and a shared love of the music.

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Martin Simpson

on Sat, 23 Jun 2018 at Hebden Bridge Wadsworth Community Centre 6:45pm

Martin Simpson returns to Wadsworth Community Centre and we anticipate another busy show. On the occasion Martin played at Wadsworth a couple of years ago, it was a sold out show with Martin giving a very intense, personal and moving performance. Widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world, his interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces of storytelling. See one of the most stunning and spellbinding guitarists. Usual friendly welcome. The bar offers local real ales. You can buy pie and peas before the gig and at the interval.

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Alaw (with Jamie Smith And Oli Wilson-dickson From Mabon)

on Sat, 23 Jun 2018 at South Molton George Hotel;'' 7:30pm

Oli Wilson-Dickson fiddle / vocal Dylan Fowler guitar / vocal Jamie Smith accordion / vocal ALAW is three leading musicians who bring a wealth of experience to a shared passion - the traditional music of Wales. Whether unearthing rare gems or reimagining a well loved melody they treat their music with a deftness and sensitivity that is thoroughly absorbing. Combined with powerful song writing and original tunes, this makes for a musical experience that will stay with the listener long after the concert has ended. Oli, Jamie and Dylan have a long history of working together, sharing projects such as The Devil's Violin, Szapora and The Ian McMillan Orchestra. Oli and Jamie are well known throughout the folk world as the frontline of Jamie Smith's Mabon. From stirring song to driving jigs - they communicate their music with relaxed humour and a genuine affection that is truly infectious.

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Gordon Giltrap And Nick Hooper

on Sat, 23 Jun 2018 at Finstock Village Hall 7:15pm

Following the enormous success of their evening at Finstock in November, and by popular demand, composers and guitarists Gordon and Nick return for a second evening of duos, solos and banter. 'Long may gifted men such as Gordon and Nick draw folk together' (Bernadette Lynch, Oxford Times). They will be joined by fiddler Judith Henderson (Hooper) as a guest this evening. Gordon Giltrap As one of the UK's most respected guitarists, the legendary Gordon Giltrap has graced the music business with his dedication to his craft and affection for his audience for over 40 years. His musical styles cross several genres, including folk, blues, folk-rock, pop, classical and rock. He was signed to Transatlantic Records at the age of 18, and has released numerous acclaimed albums, including the 1976 album Visionary, based on the art and poetry of William Blake. His follow-up album Perilous Journey was named by the Sunday Times as one of the best albums of 1977. Gordon has performed alongside Bert Jansch (one of his major influences), John Renbourn, Brian May, Rick Wakeman and Mike Oldfield, amongst many others. Nick Hooper Although Nick Hooper is better known as a film-music composer, he started his musical career as a guitarist. In the 1980s Nick released a folk album Turning Tables with Chris Leslie, and a solo album of music by JS Bach which was critically acclaimed, comparing his playing to that of John Williams and Andres Segovia. Decades later, after a successful film music career, scoring two Harry Potter films and winning many awards, Nick has returned to his first love the guitar. A couple of years ago he recorded an album of mainly Irish music Six Strings, which is due to be re-released by Angel Air Records this June. 'Long may gifted men such as Gordon and Nick draw folk together' (Bernadette Lynch, Oxford Times). Gordon and Nick will be joined by fiddler Judith Henderson (Hooper) as a guest on this occasion. Nick and Judith have recently recorded an album of their duo Henderson:Hooper at Real World Studios, to be released during 2018.

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Amelia White

on Sat, 23 Jun 2018 at High Wycombe Secret venue 7:00pm

AS PART OF HER LARGEST U/K TOUR TO DATE' TO PROMOTE HER RECENT RELEASE ," RHYTHM OF THE RAIN", NASHVILLE BASED AMELIA WHITE, CALLS INTO HIGH WYCOMBE TO PLAY AN INTIMATE HOUSE CONCERT.

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Dave Ferra

on Sat, 23 Jun 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... "acoustic bluesman with a positive flair and grasp of the tradition that shines through... 'Lies & Gin' is an excellently conceived and delivered album...a guy worth watching." - Iain Patience, www.bluesmagazine.nl " ..an entertaining acoustic set from Dave Ferra. His accomplished rack harp, fingerpicking and slide interspersed with a gentle, self -depricating commentary worked well in an intimate setting." - Blues in Britain, Review of The Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival "Wonderful stuff...Great man, great voice, great everything!" - Doug Welch, BBC Radio Kent

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Truckstop Honeymoon

on Sat, 23 Jun 2018 at East Grinstead Upstairs at the Dorset Arms 7:30pm

Hollering with all their hearts over a five string banjo and a doghouse bass, Truckstop Honeymoon live the life they sing about. Touring across three continents with four kids and a truck load of songs, Katie and Mike West tell stories about the strangeness of everyday life. Their music combines elements of bluegrass, music hall jazz and straight up rock'n'roll. Vaudevillian wit and showmanship spike their energetic live shows, while the fearless honesty of their songs touches the hearts of listeners around the world.

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Circe's Diner

on Sat, 23 Jun 2018 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Circe's Diner are a refreshing change to the UK music scene, providing a nod outside the norm with honest lyrics & a nuance of country & folk. Twisted with the bittersweet, Circe's Diner blend catchy hooks, infections melodies and dreamy harmonies in a unique way that voices strength, whilst baring one's deepest vulnerabilities. Through wondrous tales of everyday life, the quirky lyrical content draws inspiration from love, loss, friendship and tigers! With numerous performances at Glastonbury, Ronnie Scotts, Boomtown Fair & The Big Feastival, Circe's Diner's have also had their heartfelt charm picked up by BBC Introducing. As well as numerous festival appearances, 2017 saw their own 32 date self-funded tour across the UK with 2018 already hinting at a new album with numerous festival appearances also on the horizon. Testimonials / Comments: In three words? Quirky. Folk. Glamour. Vocalist Bronte Shande's jazzy-folk tones perfectly complement the vintage coo of alternate lead Rosina Buck above the wondrous arrangements HiddenHerd The room was put under a spell by the captivating harmonies and irresistible hooks. The charming lyrics and folky melodies create a soul-warming feeling that is impossible not to fall in love with The University Paper

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Claude Bourbon

on Sat, 23 Jun 2018 at Castle Cary Caryford Community Hall 6:45pm

Ready for a unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions? Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, and Middle Eastern stylings into uncharted territories.

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The Longest Day

on Sat, 23 Jun 2018 at London Betsey Trotwood 3:00pm

At a time when historical music venues are disappearing across London (The Jamboree, The 12 Bar, 14 Bacon Street, The Gladstone) New Roots and The Lantern Society are getting together at the legendary Betsey Trotwood to celebrate alt-folk, new-roots and the beautiful underground music scene in the capital. On Saturday 23rd June, Solistice weekend, THE LONGEST DAY FESTIVAL brings together twenty acts across three stages and nine hours of music, love and friendship. From 3.00 pm to midnight- appearing at THE LONGEST DAY will be: UPSTAIRS: Michele Stodart /Adam Beattie / Jack Harris / MGBoulter / Ned Roberts / Tobias Ben Jacob / Trevor Moss IN THE BAR: Alastair Caplin Trio / The Holloway Jug Band / Diego Brown & The Good Fairy / Robert Corcoran & The Necessary Evils / Garance Louis / Leonie Evans IN THE BASEMENT: Whiskey Moonface / Genevieve Dawson / Jeremy Tuplin / Pat Dam Smyth / Robert Chaney / Simon Stanley Ward & The Shadows of Doubt / Gabriel Moreno & The Quivering Poets. Tickets are £10.00 in advance, and limited to 100 ONLY- buy early, don't miss out!

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Luke Jackson Plays Cafe#9!!

on Sat, 23 Jun 2018 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

REALLY excited (as I know some of you are!!) to welcome Luke Jackson back to Cafe#9 after his spellbinding support to Jack Harris last month. Luke is a Singer-Songwriter from Canterbury, Kent, who in 2013 was nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and The Young Folk Category. He was also winner of Fatea's Male Artist of the Year 2014 and 2016. Over the past few years he has steadily been developing a reputation for himself in the Folk & Roots circuits either through his solo shows, many festival appearances or when opening for such luminaries as Fairport Convention, Show of Hands, Steve Knightley, Martyn Joseph, Seth Lakeman, Karine Polwart, Oysterband, Paul Brady, Glen Tilbrook and Sarah Jarosz . As well as playing solo, Luke also performs as a Duo or Trio. In addition to the UK, he regularly tours across Europe playing in France, Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany and in 2016 and 2017 visited the USA to play at the International Folk Alliance conference in Kansas. Luke has completed several joint headline tours with Grammy Award winning songwriter Amy Wadge, with Folk Award winning duo Greg Russel and Ciaran Algar and American singer-songwriter Rebecca Loebe. His debut album 'More Than Boys', produced by the acclaimed Welsh Singer-Songwriter Martyn Joseph, was released in 2012 to great reviews, as was the follow up 'Fumes and Faith' in early 2014. In 2015 he released a 7 track EP with his trio, 'This Family Tree', which was described in a 5 star Maverick review as Two words. Bloody brilliant and it further reflected his development as both a writer and performer ************************************************** Amit Dattani is a singer songwriter known for his unique brand of roots-driven guitar and striking lyrical originality. Behind his raconteur spirit lies superb musicianship, nimble finger-picking and a versatility which has garnered a strong reputation on the live circuit, with over ten years performing across the UK and Europe under his belt. Having played guitar, banjo and lap slide guitar in a number of roots bands across the Midlands, Amit has released his debut solo album - a collection of stripped back songs with just guitar and voice, garnering attention from the likes of Americana UK and fRoots, radio play on BBC 6 Music and BBC Radio 2 and a nomination for 'Best Folk Act' from the BMA Awards. Amit has shared the stage with the likes of Charlie Parr, John Smith, Blind Boy Paxton, Willy Vlautin, Kathryn Williams and Mark Morris "Echoes of John Fahey and Leo Kottke" - Roots and Branches "A fantastic picker!" - Charlie Parr Simple, sincere and authentic Folking This is among the year's finest debut albums Folk Radio UK Terrific country blues - recommended fRoots His deft touch and warm, gentle vocals take the listener on one enjoyable journey after another Flyin Shoes It has been a while since a master musician such as Amit Dattani has reminded us of just how full a sound one man with one guitar can create Blues Matters Each song is a nugget in a seam of precious stuff, hand hewn and lovingly put together AmericanaUK

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Tendons

on Sat, 23 Jun 2018 at Cardiff Snails Delicatessen 7:00pm

Formed in 2015, Cardiff indie-folk band TENDONS blend timeless songs with beautiful harmonies to create a distinct and mesmerising sound. Recorded live around a single microphone, the band released debut EP SAFEHOUSE SESSIONS in January 2016, a year to the day since their inception. This was followed in April 2016 by debut single SCHIZOPHRENE, gaining airplay from the likes of Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music and Bethan Elfyn on BBC Radio Wales. Originally a five-piece, the band now perform with anything between three and eleven members, and alongside their thrilling, ever-expanding live sound, a maiden studio album is currently in progress.

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The Town In The Valley

on Sat, 23 Jun 2018 at Hebden Bridge Hope Baptist Church 2:30pm

A revival of Bob Pegg's Calderdale voices, songs and stories from 1978. Bob is joined by vocal trio INPO + Lynda Hardcastle and Helen Hockenhull from the Bacca Pipes folk club in Keighley

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The Town In The Valley

on Sat, 23 Jun 2018 at Hebden Bridge Hope Baptist Church 2:30pm

A revival of Bob Pegg's Calderdale voices, songs and stories from 1978. Bob is joined by vocal trio INPO + Lynda Hardcastle and Helen Hockenhull from the Bacca Pipes folk club in Keighley

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Sanctuary Songs 2018

on Sat, 23 Jun 2018 at Swindon Savernake Street Community Hall 7:30pm

An evening of original acoustic roots music and poetry in support of Swindon Refugee Week.

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Once Upon A Time In Greece

on Sun, 24 Jun 2018 at Shrewsbury The Morris Hall 6:00pm

Plastikes Karekles, return. after their last sold out concert in Shrewsbury in 2016, with a 9 piece band of bouzoukia, baglamas, singers, cello, violin, guitar and double bass. They take us on a journey through Greece from the early rebetiko music (described as the blues of Greece) through to the great more contemporary composers such as Theodorakis (Zorba the Greek), Hadjidakis (Never on Sunday), Xarhakos and more. In this specially arranged performance that will feature members of the choir group 'Of One Accord', the band will pay homage to Greece's most loved musical style 'Rebetiko' (aka the Greek Blues). Plastikes Karekles represent a culture of reinvention as defiant and hopeful as the music itself. Song Lines magazine Plastikes Karekles: Marina Deligianni, vocals Manolis Taouxis, bouzouki/vocals Spiros Bolovinis, bouzouki/baglama/vocals Pavlos Carvalho, Bouzouki/cello Maria Tsirodimitri, guitar Sarah Carvalho-Dubost, guitar/cello Michalis Iskas, violin Kostas Kopanaris, percussion Theodoris Ziarkas, double bass Concert Details: Doors open: 18:00 Free Greek dancing workshop 18:30 - 19:00 no booking required Music starts: 19:30 Ticket Prices: At door (cash only): £15 (general admission), £8.50 (19 - 25y/o), £4 (18y/o & under)

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Once Upon A Time In Greece

on Sun, 24 Jun 2018 at Shrewsbury The Morris Hall 6:00pm

Plastikes Karekles, return. after their last sold out concert in Shrewsbury in 2016, with a 9 piece band of bouzoukia, baglamas, singers, cello, violin, guitar and double bass. They take us on a journey through Greece from the early rebetiko music (described as the blues of Greece) through to the great more contemporary composers such as Theodorakis (Zorba the Greek), Hadjidakis (Never on Sunday), Xarhakos and more. In this specially arranged performance that will feature members of the choir group 'Of One Accord', the band will pay homage to Greece's most loved musical style 'Rebetiko' (aka the Greek Blues). Plastikes Karekles represent a culture of reinvention as defiant and hopeful as the music itself. Song Lines magazine Plastikes Karekles: Marina Deligianni, vocals Manolis Taouxis, bouzouki/vocals Spiros Bolovinis, bouzouki/baglama/vocals Pavlos Carvalho, Bouzouki/cello Maria Tsirodimitri, guitar Sarah Carvalho-Dubost, guitar/cello Michalis Iskas, violin Kostas Kopanaris, percussion Theodoris Ziarkas, double bass Concert Details: Doors open: 18:00 Free Greek dancing workshop 18:30 - 19:00 no booking required Music starts: 19:30 Ticket Prices: At door (cash only): £15 (general admission), £8.50 (19 - 25y/o), £4 (18y/o & under)

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Once Upon A Time In Greece

on Sun, 24 Jun 2018 at Shrewsbury The Morris Hall 6:00pm

Plastikes Karekles, return. after their last sold out concert in Shrewsbury in 2016, with a 9 piece band of bouzoukia, baglamas, singers, cello, violin, guitar and double bass. They take us on a journey through Greece from the early rebetiko music (described as the blues of Greece) through to the great more contemporary composers such as Theodorakis (Zorba the Greek), Hadjidakis (Never on Sunday), Xarhakos and more. In this specially arranged performance that will feature members of the choir group 'Of One Accord', the band will pay homage to Greece's most loved musical style 'Rebetiko' (aka the Greek Blues). Plastikes Karekles represent a culture of reinvention as defiant and hopeful as the music itself. Song Lines magazine Plastikes Karekles: Marina Deligianni, vocals Manolis Taouxis, bouzouki/vocals Spiros Bolovinis, bouzouki/baglama/vocals Pavlos Carvalho, Bouzouki/cello Maria Tsirodimitri, guitar Sarah Carvalho-Dubost, guitar/cello Michalis Iskas, violin Kostas Kopanaris, percussion Theodoris Ziarkas, double bass Concert Details: Doors open: 18:00 Free Greek dancing workshop 18:30 - 19:00 no booking required Music starts: 19:30 Ticket Prices: At door (cash only): £15 (general admission), £8.50 (19 - 25y/o), £4 (18y/o & under)

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Hatful Of Rain

on Sun, 24 Jun 2018 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Hatful of Rain are an Appalachian-influenced British folk/roots quartet based in East Sussex, playing original material with a strong traditional feel. Comprising Chloe Overton (lead vocals, guitar & mandolin), Phil Jones (upright bass, clawhammer banjo, vocals), Fred Gregory (mandolin, guitar, vocals) and James Shenton (fiddle) they combine Bluegrass, Americana and 'old time' elements, comprising both traditional and original material. With the addition of Davies and Shenton the 'Chloe Overton Project' has gathered pace. These two fine musicians have added a rich instrumental dimension to the music Fred's guitar and mandolin have long been admired since his time with 'Porchlight Smoker' while James has an impeccable pedigree, both as a violinist with the Balanescu Quartet and a sometime member of The Crawfish Scrapers string band. Phil Jones (bass and banjo) is the band's bantering front man but the eye nor the ear never wander far from Chloe's compelling onstage presence. Her soulful yet winsome vocal style bring out the best of the bluegrass and country repertoire but it is her own captivating songs that linger in the memory. To coincide with their third visit to TwickFolk they will be releasing their third full length album

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Hatful Of Rain

on Sun, 24 Jun 2018 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Hatful of Rain are an Appalachian-influenced British folk/roots quartet based in East Sussex, playing original material with a strong traditional feel. Comprising Chloe Overton (lead vocals, guitar & mandolin), Phil Jones (upright bass, clawhammer banjo, vocals), Fred Gregory (mandolin, guitar, vocals) and James Shenton (fiddle) they combine Bluegrass, Americana and 'old time' elements, comprising both traditional and original material. With the addition of Davies and Shenton the 'Chloe Overton Project' has gathered pace. These two fine musicians have added a rich instrumental dimension to the music Fred's guitar and mandolin have long been admired since his time with 'Porchlight Smoker' while James has an impeccable pedigree, both as a violinist with the Balanescu Quartet and a sometime member of The Crawfish Scrapers string band. Phil Jones (bass and banjo) is the band's bantering front man but the eye nor the ear never wander far from Chloe's compelling onstage presence. Her soulful yet winsome vocal style bring out the best of the bluegrass and country repertoire but it is her own captivating songs that linger in the memory. To coincide with their third visit to TwickFolk they will be releasing their third full length album

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Christine Tobin 'a Thousand Kisses Deep'

on Sun, 24 Jun 2018 at Brighton The Verdict 7:00pm

A mesmerising evening featuring one of the great interpreters of modern popular song in her salute to the legendary Canadian singer, songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen. As an exceptional singer-songwriter herself, Christine Tobin specialises in idiosyncratic, highly musical poetic vignettes with a strong sense of story, so it's no surprise she weaves such magic with the profound, sensual and mysterious songs of Leonard Cohen Multi-award winning singer Christine Tobin sings from her highly acclaimed CD 'A Thousand Kisses Deep', new arrangements of Cohen songs. Christine has earned a reputation as both a spellbinding interpreter and original writer. Here she weaves her magic with the poetic genius of Leonard Cohen. Her programme includes new versions of Cohen classics such as 'Famous Blue Raincoat', 'Tower of Song' & 'Suzanne'. In 2013 she won a 'Herald Angel Award' at the Edinburgh Fringe for this show and in a 5***** star review, the BBC Music Magazine wrote that she had 'struck gold with this album'. She also won 'Jazz Vocalist of the Year' at the 2014 Parliamentary Jazz Awards. Her stellar band is top UK/US based jazz guitarist Phil Robson & maestro of the double bass Dave Whitford. 'The Voice is a killer' Froots 'Christine Tobin is inspiring on her own material. But she is in a class of her own singing Leonard Cohen.she possesses a '24 carat voice' and is a jewel of the London jazz scene, streets ahead of the pack She should be on a global stage, rubbing shoulders with fellow troubadours like Cave, Mitchell and Cohen.' The Guardian Tobin's 24 carat voice. Gorgeous affecting and deeply human" The Guardian ****

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Christine Tobin 'a Thousand Kisses Deep'

on Sun, 24 Jun 2018 at Brighton The Verdict 7:00pm

A mesmerising evening featuring one of the great interpreters of modern popular song in her salute to the legendary Canadian singer, songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen. As an exceptional singer-songwriter herself, Christine Tobin specialises in idiosyncratic, highly musical poetic vignettes with a strong sense of story, so it's no surprise she weaves such magic with the profound, sensual and mysterious songs of Leonard Cohen Multi-award winning singer Christine Tobin sings from her highly acclaimed CD 'A Thousand Kisses Deep', new arrangements of Cohen songs. Christine has earned a reputation as both a spellbinding interpreter and original writer. Here she weaves her magic with the poetic genius of Leonard Cohen. Her programme includes new versions of Cohen classics such as 'Famous Blue Raincoat', 'Tower of Song' & 'Suzanne'. In 2013 she won a 'Herald Angel Award' at the Edinburgh Fringe for this show and in a 5***** star review, the BBC Music Magazine wrote that she had 'struck gold with this album'. She also won 'Jazz Vocalist of the Year' at the 2014 Parliamentary Jazz Awards. Her stellar band is top UK/US based jazz guitarist Phil Robson & maestro of the double bass Dave Whitford. 'The Voice is a killer' Froots 'Christine Tobin is inspiring on her own material. But she is in a class of her own singing Leonard Cohen.she possesses a '24 carat voice' and is a jewel of the London jazz scene, streets ahead of the pack She should be on a global stage, rubbing shoulders with fellow troubadours like Cave, Mitchell and Cohen.' The Guardian Tobin's 24 carat voice. Gorgeous affecting and deeply human" The Guardian ****

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The Coalminers At Ronnie Scotts Bar - 24th June

on Sun, 24 Jun 2018 at London Ronnie Scott's 6:00pm

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Tom C Walker At The Potteries Blues Club

on Sun, 24 Jun 2018 at Stoke-On-trent The Old Post Office 2:00pm

We have been lucky enough to have been able to book up&coming and much talked of TOM C WALKER - incredible soulful vocals & presentation & a band with 2 world class blues guitarists on the same stage. Support will be acoustic vocal/dobro jazz & blues & americana from the superb Brennan & Buchanan.

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

on Sun, 24 Jun 2018 at London Green Note 5:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 5.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 6.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ---------------------------------------------------- Green Note and Blue Monday present... GIRLS TO THE FRONT # 8 Green Note and Blue Monday present Girls To the Front - A night celebrating women in music by bringing the finest crop of rising female music artists to the forefront. Back by popular demand MIRI and RoseRed bring you the eighth installment of artists who are currently making waves in the London music scene. Expect an eclectic musical feast of Indie folk, acoustic country blues, soulful folk and seductive Jazz to whet your appetite and stir your soul. -------------------------------------------------------- MARTHA HILL Martha Hill creates true journey music. Her roots firmly in soulful folk and seductive jazz, married to the eccentricities of modern pop. Far from traditional, she fuses timelessness with alluring arrangements that have hooked and held peoples' ears both in England and across Europe. Busking since she left home aged 17, Martha Hill released her debut single Blue Moon in December 2016. She has since toured throughout the UK and Italy, securing the acclaim of fans, promoters on the festival circuit and the attention of the music press. With the room now at full capacity, and many being turned away at the door, Martha Hill is becoming quite a name here in the North East.- Lock in Music At once exotically jazzy and soulfully sensual it's a chilled out track which carries the listener on a wave of atmospheric nostalgia. - Narc Magazine. During a summer of festivals, including slots at Solfest festival, Harambe Pasadia and Lindesfarne Mainstage, Martha Hill was also working with producer Matt Terry (The Enemy, Wonderstuff, RSC etc.) on new material due to be released in 2018. Martha Hill completed her second DIY UK tour of the year in October, including a sell-out show at Cluny2, Newcastle, as well as shows as far as London, Southhampton and even Aberdeen; Martha Hill is a passionate young musician, unafraid of hard work. It comes from the heart. - The Newcastle Courier. At once exotically jazzy and soulfully sensual - Narc Magazine. NY-OH Ny-Oh is a singer-songwriter from New Zealand who is a fearless lyrical nomad. She travels the lands charming people with her songs and sharing messages of love, hope and change. Her quirky rhythms and lyrics, amidst sometimes a Joni Mitchell-esque velvet tone, will captivate your soul. "I'm Ny Oh: I want to see unity, i want to see change. So I'll be unity, and I'll be change." ROTEM Rotem is an extraordinarily talented 22-year-old singer/songwriter/guitarist from Tel Aviv. She is currently based in the UK, playing live shows and recording. For the past 5 years she had been collaborating with producers in Israel and UK, releasing projects such as Safety Land with the successful Israeli producer Roby Fayer (Composer of the Assassin's Creed Trailer soundtrack "Ready to fight"), as well as was featured in "My Town" by E-Z, which was produced by MTV and received high rotation on commercial stations across Israel. Since this success, she has travelled extensively, performing her music to appreciative audiences throughout Asia, and now in the UK. Nowadays, Rotem's new single 'Hurricane' and her previous single 'Waterfalls' are being played on Caffe Nero's playlist across the world, as well as in mainstream radio station in Israel (88FM). Rotem is now performing with her acoustic sound in London at places such as The Troubadour, Half Moon, The Good Ship, Oxjam music festival, The Bedford and a lot more. ANJANA VASEN Anjana Vasan brings a new sort of music to the table with her debut EP, Too Dark for Country. A warm sound that is fuelled by the genres that have weighed heavy in Vasan's musical past, the EP takes elements of folk, blues and country music to create something that can't be neatly filed under any of those titles. Instead, the songs are defined by their depth of character the wealth of sadness, parried by moments of sheer joy. Released by Folkroom Records and recorded with award-winning producer and musician Ben Walker, Too Dark for Country talks of race, of the tragic lives of blues legends, of love songs that are doomed to repeat themselves, and of that most magical of all things: key lime pie. ROSERED AND THE BUTTERFLIES RoseRed And The Butterflies, aka Lydia Nicolaides is a prolific singer/songwriter from north London Enfield. She pens catchy lyrics and silver tongued melodies that tell stories in a refreshing and original way. With a mixture of realism, fun, quirkiness and sadness, RoseRed's music can move effortlessly from lightness into dark, and her style crosses a variety of genres, from Folk to Rock; from Country to Reggae. 'Imagine Mary Poppins on acid' playing the guitar and dancing like a pixie. RoseRed released her eagerly awaited debut album 'Just A Glimmer' in 2010 an album which she wrote, recorded, produced and funded herself, in-between several years of playing the London gig circuit and which got voted and won the Fatea Magazine debut album of the year 2010 Award. She has had two of her songs feature in two British Independent Films 'Jesus Versus The Messiah' and 'Chinese Burns'. She has just released her second album New Age Drifter. MIRI Described as the love child of Sting and Edith Piaf; British singer-songwriter MIRI blends heart and grit, distilled through a smooth, melodic pop filter. Her sound is her take on a sort of folky street pop, tinged with a very particular soulful quality that the Brits seem to have mastered. Anne Alexander (AfterEllen) MIRI's distinctive soft, smoky and gritty tones with thought provoking heartfelt lyrics present pop songs that speak fluent indie. 'Electric Vibes' was played on BBC 6 Music and Radio DIVA whilst 'The Plight' was played by John Kennedy on Radio X. "Under My Skin" with rapper Cheekie Bugga received a special spin on Tom Robinson's Saturday BBC 6 Music evening show. MIRI co-promotes and co-hosts live music events "Blue Monday" at The Boogaloo in London now in its 7th year and collaborating with award winning music venue Green Note on sold out female artist focused events called "Girls To The Front. Performing regularly around the UK & Europe MIRI has gained a reputation for her eclectic gigs and stage presence. Past performances include 100 Club for The Official Bob Marley Birthday Celebration, Safe Gigs For Women and Bush Hall supporting Laura Veirs. Her European travels have led her to perform in Barcelona, Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Berlin. "Beautiful vocals mixed with a social consciousness." Tracey Wise (Safe Gigs For Women)

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

on Sun, 24 Jun 2018 at London Green Note 5:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 5.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 6.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ---------------------------------------------------- Green Note and Blue Monday present... GIRLS TO THE FRONT # 8 Green Note and Blue Monday present Girls To the Front - A night celebrating women in music by bringing the finest crop of rising female music artists to the forefront. Back by popular demand MIRI and RoseRed bring you the eighth installment of artists who are currently making waves in the London music scene. Expect an eclectic musical feast of Indie folk, acoustic country blues, soulful folk and seductive Jazz to whet your appetite and stir your soul. -------------------------------------------------------- MARTHA HILL Martha Hill creates true journey music. Her roots firmly in soulful folk and seductive jazz, married to the eccentricities of modern pop. Far from traditional, she fuses timelessness with alluring arrangements that have hooked and held peoples' ears both in England and across Europe. Busking since she left home aged 17, Martha Hill released her debut single Blue Moon in December 2016. She has since toured throughout the UK and Italy, securing the acclaim of fans, promoters on the festival circuit and the attention of the music press. With the room now at full capacity, and many being turned away at the door, Martha Hill is becoming quite a name here in the North East.- Lock in Music At once exotically jazzy and soulfully sensual it's a chilled out track which carries the listener on a wave of atmospheric nostalgia. - Narc Magazine. During a summer of festivals, including slots at Solfest festival, Harambe Pasadia and Lindesfarne Mainstage, Martha Hill was also working with producer Matt Terry (The Enemy, Wonderstuff, RSC etc.) on new material due to be released in 2018. Martha Hill completed her second DIY UK tour of the year in October, including a sell-out show at Cluny2, Newcastle, as well as shows as far as London, Southhampton and even Aberdeen; Martha Hill is a passionate young musician, unafraid of hard work. It comes from the heart. - The Newcastle Courier. At once exotically jazzy and soulfully sensual - Narc Magazine. NY-OH Ny-Oh is a singer-songwriter from New Zealand who is a fearless lyrical nomad. She travels the lands charming people with her songs and sharing messages of love, hope and change. Her quirky rhythms and lyrics, amidst sometimes a Joni Mitchell-esque velvet tone, will captivate your soul. "I'm Ny Oh: I want to see unity, i want to see change. So I'll be unity, and I'll be change." ROTEM Rotem is an extraordinarily talented 22-year-old singer/songwriter/guitarist from Tel Aviv. She is currently based in the UK, playing live shows and recording. For the past 5 years she had been collaborating with producers in Israel and UK, releasing projects such as Safety Land with the successful Israeli producer Roby Fayer (Composer of the Assassin's Creed Trailer soundtrack "Ready to fight"), as well as was featured in "My Town" by E-Z, which was produced by MTV and received high rotation on commercial stations across Israel. Since this success, she has travelled extensively, performing her music to appreciative audiences throughout Asia, and now in the UK. Nowadays, Rotem's new single 'Hurricane' and her previous single 'Waterfalls' are being played on Caffe Nero's playlist across the world, as well as in mainstream radio station in Israel (88FM). Rotem is now performing with her acoustic sound in London at places such as The Troubadour, Half Moon, The Good Ship, Oxjam music festival, The Bedford and a lot more. ANJANA VASEN Anjana Vasan brings a new sort of music to the table with her debut EP, Too Dark for Country. A warm sound that is fuelled by the genres that have weighed heavy in Vasan's musical past, the EP takes elements of folk, blues and country music to create something that can't be neatly filed under any of those titles. Instead, the songs are defined by their depth of character the wealth of sadness, parried by moments of sheer joy. Released by Folkroom Records and recorded with award-winning producer and musician Ben Walker, Too Dark for Country talks of race, of the tragic lives of blues legends, of love songs that are doomed to repeat themselves, and of that most magical of all things: key lime pie. ROSERED AND THE BUTTERFLIES RoseRed And The Butterflies, aka Lydia Nicolaides is a prolific singer/songwriter from north London Enfield. She pens catchy lyrics and silver tongued melodies that tell stories in a refreshing and original way. With a mixture of realism, fun, quirkiness and sadness, RoseRed's music can move effortlessly from lightness into dark, and her style crosses a variety of genres, from Folk to Rock; from Country to Reggae. 'Imagine Mary Poppins on acid' playing the guitar and dancing like a pixie. RoseRed released her eagerly awaited debut album 'Just A Glimmer' in 2010 an album which she wrote, recorded, produced and funded herself, in-between several years of playing the London gig circuit and which got voted and won the Fatea Magazine debut album of the year 2010 Award. She has had two of her songs feature in two British Independent Films 'Jesus Versus The Messiah' and 'Chinese Burns'. She has just released her second album New Age Drifter. MIRI Described as the love child of Sting and Edith Piaf; British singer-songwriter MIRI blends heart and grit, distilled through a smooth, melodic pop filter. Her sound is her take on a sort of folky street pop, tinged with a very particular soulful quality that the Brits seem to have mastered. Anne Alexander (AfterEllen) MIRI's distinctive soft, smoky and gritty tones with thought provoking heartfelt lyrics present pop songs that speak fluent indie. 'Electric Vibes' was played on BBC 6 Music and Radio DIVA whilst 'The Plight' was played by John Kennedy on Radio X. "Under My Skin" with rapper Cheekie Bugga received a special spin on Tom Robinson's Saturday BBC 6 Music evening show. MIRI co-promotes and co-hosts live music events "Blue Monday" at The Boogaloo in London now in its 7th year and collaborating with award winning music venue Green Note on sold out female artist focused events called "Girls To The Front. Performing regularly around the UK & Europe MIRI has gained a reputation for her eclectic gigs and stage presence. Past performances include 100 Club for The Official Bob Marley Birthday Celebration, Safe Gigs For Women and Bush Hall supporting Laura Veirs. Her European travels have led her to perform in Barcelona, Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Berlin. "Beautiful vocals mixed with a social consciousness." Tracey Wise (Safe Gigs For Women)

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Mishka Shubaly

on Sun, 24 Jun 2018 at Stourbridge Katie Fitzgerald's 6:00pm

Mishka's back! And with a new record! After three incredible shows in Stourbridge in the past couple of years we couldn't turn him down when he said he wanted to come back! This is going to be an early evening affair where we can enjoy the best Mishka has to offer plus some excellent local support acts. Come down by yourself or with friends, it's going to be an ace night! About Mishka's new record: When We Were Animals is the new full-length album from singer, songwriter, bestselling Kindle Singles author and storyteller Mishka Shubaly, due May 2 on vinyl, CD and digital. Animals was recorded in a state of quasi-homelessness between motel rooms, couches, an unheated trailer and housesitting for friends during one of the most run-and-gun times in Shubaly's adult life. Astonishingly, this didn't result in a sketchy, edgy mess, but a lavish production, his first just-might-be-a-classic record. Lyrically, Animals is about the aftermath: the end of love, the hangover, the comedown, life after addiction. Despite, or perhaps because of the dark material, the record still crackles with black humor, a brutal sort of tenderness, and defiant fire. A scene we return to again and again is two lonely desperate people doing lonely, desperate things together and bringing out the absolute worst in each other. Shubaly's preferred love is one that leaves scars, many of them self-inflicted. On this record, Shubaly zeroes in on his connections with the opposite sex in an uncomfortable moral growth spurt. I'll identify as a recovering misogynist working hard to support feminism, Shubaly says. This record shows some personal shortcomings in high relief. That's by design it's time for us to call ourselves out. For that alone, in our 2018 landscape where soap-boxers are more apt to point fingers online than to examine, expose and excise their own harmful impulses, Animals is an achievement. Special guests on When We Were Animals include Cait O'Riordan (The Pogues), Adrian Grenier (Entourage), Bill Whitten (Grand Mal) and Star Anna. More than on any other record, Shubaly delivers the pitch-black humor that gained him a devoted international following laced into an intoxicating new sound, cast and crew. It's his funniest, grimiest, most acidic collection of story-songs to date.

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Najma Akhtar's Five Rivers

on Sun, 24 Jun 2018 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

Five Rivers" is a musical journey that starts in India with the Ganges, to Africa's River Niger, to the UK's River Thames, on to Ireland with the River Shannon and finally ending at the Mississippi Delta. Najma explores the synergies that resonate with her Asian - British roots by connecting vocal expressions of unrequited love through the waterways of voice, poetry an d music. Jac Holzman, who signed the band 'Love' in the sixties and former owner of Elektra Records, upon hearing Najma's interpretation on the song 'Old Man' wrote, 'Najma, I so enjoyed what you did with Bryan's song, one of the unsung gems on Forever Changes. Your take is original, understated and true to the spirit of the original. ________________________________________ British born, Najma's music encompasses World Jazz, Asian Underground, Delta Blues, Psychedelia, Rock, Western Folk, Celtic, Sufi, North African Blues, Irish Celtic nuances and more. Her bi-lingual Indian vocals create a beautiful marriage between the East and the West that is utterly compelling.

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Okinawa Africa

on Sun, 24 Jun 2018 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:30pm

Island Songs meet Palm Wine Guitar Following her much acclaimed performance two years ago at the Ivy House, we are delighted to welcome back from Japan's deep southern island of Okinawa, Kanako Horiuchi. Joining her will be Miharu Tamukai, a musician from the even smaller island of Amami, and Mina, a Swiss/Japanese musician who plays sanshin (Okinawan lute) and violin. Plus, this time, all the way from Sierra Leone (via Peckham!) Palm Wine guitar from the fabulous, Abdul Tee-Jay. An evening that promises to be a scintillating assault on the senses, with the shuffling, syncopated rhythms of Okinawan Shima Uta (island songs) and the sultry, summery sound of Palm Wine guitar. And probably, some never before heard mixtures! One thing they share: in both Okinawa and Sierra Leone, they love nothing more than to drink their local alcoholic beverages, (in Okinawa, the rice fermented awamori) dance and enjoy their local music. About the Music The music of Okinawa has an indefinable island quality. A bit like everywhere but totally unlike anywhere. Okinawan music has developed from a unique set of influences down the centuries, as local traditions have mingled with those of sea faring and trading nations. Music has evolved organically until the present day, and while Japan's musical traditions have been largely forgotten or 'preserved' by societies, Okinawa is the country's only surviving enclave with a thriving and living local music rooted in a tradition. Palm wine is made with the fermented sap juice of the palm tree. When people drink, they like to sing what became known as palm wine music or locally, maringa. Centred around a single performer on guitar, a couple of listeners add the accompaniment playing on bottles, cigarette tins or palm wine calabashes. The breezy, verse and chorus style sounds somewhat similar to Trinidadian Calypso, and could partly originate with the Caribbean slave immigrants that gave the Sierra Leone capital Freetown its name. About the Performers Kanako Horiuchi is one of the Ryukyu Island's (of which Okinawa is the biggest) leading musical ambassadors, travelling the world, spreading the sounds of the islands and collaborating with local musicians. Originally from Hokkaido, in the north of Japan, she headed south to study the three stringed banjo like instrument, the sanshin, and local songs from some of the greats of Okinawan music, learning the real tradition from the real masters. At the same time, she developed a creative and experimental edge, playing ska, dance music, and collaborating with many musicians from around the world. Abdul Tee-Jay grew up in Freetown, Sierra Leone. He first picked up a guitar when he was nine. He learned from the old guys, listened to records and studied music theory out of books. While his friends were into the Beatles, Abdul liked the unique style of palm wine legend SE Rogie, the local street music, 'milo jazz', highlife music from Nigeria and Ghana, Bembeya Jazz from Guinea, and Congolese soukous. In 1979 he moved to London, eventually forming the Sierra Leone dance based group Rakoto. At the height of the initial 'World Music' boom, Rakoto achieved considerable success, releasing albums and touring the world. He went on to record his solo album Palm Wine a Go-Go in 2003, and has continued to play both styles ever since. Miharu Tamukai is a singer and sanshin player from Amami island. Amami lies geographically and musically half way between Japan and Okinawa, a unique hybrid of its two neighbours. As on Okinawa, the main instrument is the three stringed snake skinned banjo, the sanshin, although the Amami version has thinner strings, is tuned to a higher pitch and has a sharper tone. The music however is played in a minor scale as in the rest of Japan. Amami has one of the most vibrant local roots music scenes with a host of young musicians playing traditional music and updating it in ingenious ways. Miharu Tamakai is one such young musician, who was born and grew up in Amami, and now lives in Tokyo. Mina is a London based classically trained violinist, and player of the Okinawan sanshin. She explores new sounds with Oriental and Western aspects through her own Sayaconcept project and various other collaborations and activities. In 2017 she travelled to Okinawa to take part in a recording of an album of traditional Okinawan love songs together with 5 other female singers, including Kanako Horiuchi, titled 'Uchina Love Songs'. The six artists met in Okinawa to record the songs and later met again in Tokyo to perform a special concert celebrating the release of the album.

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Michele And Romeo Stodart Present.....

on Mon, 25 Jun 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

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

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Concert With Daniel & Emma Reid

on Mon, 25 Jun 2018 at Whitfield Burnlaw Centre 7:00pm

Beautifully lyrical folk music from Scandinavia and the British Isles Daniel Reid soprano and baritone saxophones, piano, accordion, vocals Emma Reid fiddle, Hardanger fiddle, viola, vocals Concert starts at 7pm. Children under 12 free. Interval with refreshments (donations welcome). Tickets also available on the door. It doesn't matter what they play, its passion, intimate and of high quality.
 Folkworld Sweden-based Daniel & Emma Reid release their third album, Life Continuum, and embark on a two-month long caravan tour, including England, Scotland, Sweden and Germany. The duo-couple perform self-penned tunes, traditional material and songs from both Scandinavia and the British Isles, all with a remarkably close and spontaneous interaction. The eclectic mix of instruments and vocals combined with sheer musical brilliance makes for incredibly varied, evocative performances. Daniel & Emma Reid are two of the busiest musicians in Sweden and have toured as theatre musicians and in folk and world music bands for the last 20 years. Daniel & Emma Reid have collaborated with many outstanding international musicians, including Ian Carr, Nikolaj Busk (Dreamers Circus), Roger Tallroth (Väsen) and Eskisehir Symphony Orchestra (Turkey). A sensitive, mellifluous pairing of fiddle and saxes in elegantly reflective exploration. fRoots

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Concert With Daniel & Emma Reid

on Mon, 25 Jun 2018 at Whitfield Burnlaw Centre 7:00pm

Beautifully lyrical folk music from Scandinavia and the British Isles Daniel Reid soprano and baritone saxophones, piano, accordion, vocals Emma Reid fiddle, Hardanger fiddle, viola, vocals Concert starts at 7pm. Children under 12 free. Interval with refreshments (donations welcome). Tickets also available on the door. It doesn't matter what they play, its passion, intimate and of high quality.
 Folkworld Sweden-based Daniel & Emma Reid release their third album, Life Continuum, and embark on a two-month long caravan tour, including England, Scotland, Sweden and Germany. The duo-couple perform self-penned tunes, traditional material and songs from both Scandinavia and the British Isles, all with a remarkably close and spontaneous interaction. The eclectic mix of instruments and vocals combined with sheer musical brilliance makes for incredibly varied, evocative performances. Daniel & Emma Reid are two of the busiest musicians in Sweden and have toured as theatre musicians and in folk and world music bands for the last 20 years. Daniel & Emma Reid have collaborated with many outstanding international musicians, including Ian Carr, Nikolaj Busk (Dreamers Circus), Roger Tallroth (Väsen) and Eskisehir Symphony Orchestra (Turkey). A sensitive, mellifluous pairing of fiddle and saxes in elegantly reflective exploration. fRoots

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Bombadils

on Tue, 26 Jun 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------- The Bombadils create beautiful harmonies and enchanting melodies by reconfiguring Celtic and old-time music, sea shanties and poetry into a new folk framework. Luke's guitar, mandolin and harmonies are the ideal counterpoint to Sarah's sweet-yet-powerful vocals, lyrical fiddle and claw-hammer banjo. Innovative arrangements give their songs layer upon layer of sonically satisfying surprises. They are the 2017 winners of Folk Music Ontario's Recording Artist of the Year award, and are nominated for two 2017 Canadian Folk Music Awards, for Vocal Group of the Year and Emerging Artist of the Year.

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Lucy Ward

on Tue, 26 Jun 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Lucy Ward is an impressive, original songwriter whose unique delivery and breath-taking voice has enchanted audiences the world over. Her music never fails to get to the heart of the human condition with her expressive, unflinching writing style and warm personality that radiates from the stage. Having come up through the folk tradition, Ward's music has a sense of rooted belonging. She is BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner and is the youngest person ever to be nominated for the prestigious BBC Folk Singer of the Year. Named 'Brit-folks most forthright new young talent' by MOJO and 'inspiring' by Billy Bragg, it's easy to see why this young singer songwriter is in such demand. www.lucywardsings.com

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100 Club Tuesday Blues Ft. Debbie Bond

on Tue, 26 Jun 2018 at London 100 Club 7:15pm

Solid Entertainments Present 100 CLUB TUESDAY BLUES: DEBBIE BOND + THR3E + SNAKE OIL BAND Singer, guitar player and songwriter Debbie Bond has been paying her dues in the Alabama backwoods for over 30 years. Influenced by the famed sounds of Muscleshoals, her impressive musical story includes years of performing with older traditional Alabama blues musicians, including Johnny Shines, Sam Lay, Eddie Kirkland and Willie King. Her immersion in Alabama blues has deeply flavored her guitar playing, soulful voice and original song writing - yet her sound is contemporary and original, incorporating soul, blues, and jazz influences. Her latest recordings have received critical acclaim in the US and Europe and should propel her career allowing her to step out of the shadows of those great musicians now passed she played with most of her career. A mouthpiece for sultry, Southern charm and whimsical musical conversation, Debbie Bond gets her heart tangled up in an intimate mess of backwoods Alabama soul. Living Blues Magazine (US) One of those too rare female blues players, she clearly deserves greater recognition by blues lovers every where...this CD showcases her talent admirably and should propel her career nicely allowing her to step out of the shadows of those great musicians now passed she played with most of her career. Blues Matters, (UK) a superb night with all three musicians at the top of their craft. Debbie's sweet guitar backed up by her beautiful voice was matched by the superb keyboard and harp of Rick, all driven along by the effortless minimal drumming of Mickey Barker. . . . Blues In Britain

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Concert With Daniel & Emma Reid

on Tue, 26 Jun 2018 at Morpeth Coquetdale Music Trust 7:15pm

Beautifully lyrical folk music from Scandinavia and the British Isles Daniel Reid soprano and baritone saxophones, piano, accordion, vocals Emma Reid fiddle, Hardanger fiddle, viola, vocals Concert starts at 7.30pm. Tickets also on sale at Tully's Rothbury​ (4 weeks in advance)​, or on the door. Under​ ​14's free​. ​R​efreshments​: available from pub next door, or bring your own. It doesn't matter what they play, its passion, intimate and of high quality. Folkworld Sweden-based Daniel & Emma Reid release their third album, Life Continuum, and embark on a two-month long caravan tour, including England, Scotland, Wales, Sweden and Germany. The duo-couple perform self-penned tunes, traditional material and songs from both Scandinavia and the British Isles, all with a remarkably close and spontaneous interaction. The eclectic mix of instruments and vocals combined with sheer musical brilliance makes for incredibly varied, evocative performances. Daniel & Emma Reid are two of the busiest musicians in Sweden and have toured as theatre musicians and in folk and world music bands for the last 20 years. Daniel & Emma Reid have collaborated with many outstanding international musicians, including Ian Carr, Nikolaj Busk (Dreamers Circus), Roger Tallroth (Väsen) and Eskisehir Symphony Orchestra (Turkey). A sensitive, mellifluous pairing of fiddle and saxes in elegantly reflective exploration. fRoots

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John Murry

on Tue, 26 Jun 2018 at London The Lexington 7:00pm

JOHN MURRY John Murry was adopted at birth into the family of William Faulkner. Some have speculated that the Faulkner blood might also run in his veins, but that should be left for a Southern Gothic novel yet to be written (or perhaps re-written). Raised in Tupelo, Mississippi, in the shadow of Elvis, his undiagnosed autism led to troubles at an early age which led to prescribed medication, which led to unprescribed medication which led to being institutionalised for addiction and mental health issues at a too young age. Eventually, discarded onto the streets of Memphis, he found music, which became the one constant positive force in his life. Memphis led to San Francisco and San Francisco led to heroin and heroin led to a near fatal overdose on the corner of 16th and Mission, so harrowingly memorialized in his song Little Colored Balloons. Music again came to his rescue and led him to Tim Mooney (American Music Club) and the group of musicians that helped create his 2012 masterpiece The Graceless Age. The accolades rolled in... 'A Masterpiece' UNCUT 9/10 'A work of genius' THE GUARDIAN 5/5 'Intensely beautiful Like Father John Misty, Mark Lanegan and Josh T Pearson rolled into one really broken dream' Q MAGAZINE 4/5 'Completely blows your mind' THE SUN 5/5 MOJO 5/5 And John toured the world. He entranced and devastated audiences with his raw, unfiltered live performances, and it looked like his trajectory was set, that music had won and would have the final word. And then Tim Mooney, John's mentor, his beacon, his bedrock, died suddenly and unexpectedly and John's world fell back in to chaos. Over the next few years, John would lose the footing that he had struggled so hard to establish. He would lose his wife, his daughter, temporarily his freedom and ultimately his country. Somewhere along this volatile journey, John crossed paths with Michael Timmins of Cowboy Junkies. John had opened for the band at a show in Glasgow and Michael watched side-stage transfixed by John's performance. Over the next few years the two of them kept in touch, they talked about the music business, politics, books, but most of all they talked about music. And they talked about making an album together. Michael wanted to capture the rawness of John's songs, capture the vibe that he experienced that night in Glasgow and was even more convinced of this approach when John came through Toronto opening for Chuck Prophet and did a solo set at The Horseshoe Tavern, which was as disarming and emotional as the set of music that he had experienced in Glasgow a couple of years earlier. On The Graceless Age you can hear John's affinity to artists such as Mark Linkous and Mark Lanegan, but seeing him on stage, with just his guitar and his songs reminded me of Townes (Van Zandt), that raw-boned, exquisite beauty, so real that it borders on the uncomfortable, you feel you should look away, but it's just too compelling to do so. The pain, the intensity, the honesty just draws you deeper. Eventually John completed his descent and landed in Kilkenny, Ireland where he found some solid ground as part of a welcoming arts community. Michael then convinced him to travel to his Toronto studio where Michael put a band together consisting of brother Peter Timmins (Cowboy Junkies) on drums and Josh Finlayson (Skydiggers, Gord Downie, Lee Harvey Osmond) on bass. John brought along Cait O'Riordan (The Pogues, Elvis Costello) whom he had met in Ireland and who wanted to be a part of John's journey. The five of them put aside five days to record all bedtracks and overdubs, with the brief that they would let the songs dictate where the journey took them, spontaneity was the order of the week. Michael Timmins describes the sessions, I felt that it was important that John got out of his own way and that we set up a situation where he would just play and sing and the rest of us would just react, no second guessing, just react and capture the moment. It was a very inspired and inspiring week of playing and recording. Very intense. And I think we captured the raw essence of John's writing and playing. A Short History Of Decay is an intensely personal document of an artist's fall from grace. It contains all the tragic elements of that unwritten Southern Gothic novel: the revelations of a man coming to terms with the personal shortcomings, the flaws and the perverse twists of fate that led him to the end of one journey and the beginning of another. www.johnmurry.com www.facebook.com/johnmurryofficial www.twitter.com/@johnmurry www.instagram.com/johnmurry BENJAMIN FOLKE THOMAS Folke Thomas was born in the coldest winter recorded in modern day history in Gothenburg Sweden; perhaps his obsession for sad, lamenting country songs was inevitable; and grew up on a secluded island off the coast of, populated by mainly evangelical Christians. However, Ben never found God. He discovered grunge music instead, and at the age of 11 he was playing drums in a punk band before turning to Folk and Americana music after seeing Kurt Cobain's performance of 'In The Pines' on Unplugged. Steeping himself in Leadbelly, Dylan, and Leonard Cohen, by the age of 20 he was an accomplished finger-picker, confident performer, and mature songwriter. Copenhagen is Ben's best work to date; an album full of Roots and rhythmic Blues, alongside the most beautiful descriptive storytelling, sung with his trademark baritone vocals and packed with anthemic choruses. After living and playing in London for some years, where he proved to be one of the most exciting prospects to come out of the acoustic scene in years, he released his first studio album Too Close To Here in 2013. It was mainly recorded with Swedish musicians in the Rosa Huset ('The Pink House') outside Gothenburg. Follow up Rogue State of Mind, released in 2015, was recorded with his same Swedish band in their studio in an old warehouse, and focused in on the bands live nature with minimal rehearsal. Folke Thomas' live ability has attracted a dedicated fanbase and rave reviews, including Q Magazine describing his stunning playing... his finger-picking is the best you will ever hear, whilst the Guardian stated that he stands out like Oliver Reed at an AA meeting. www.benfolkethomas.com www.facebook.com/benjaminfolke.thomas www.twitter.com/BenFolkeThomas

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The East Pointers

on Wed, 27 Jun 2018 at Stoke-on-Trent St Lawrence's Church Biddulph 7:30pm

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Rura

on Wed, 27 Jun 2018 at London Kings Place 8:00pm

'One of the most exciting bands on the Scottish folk scene' (Songlines) RURA are a multi award-winning act, and one of Scotland's most sought-after folk-based bands. With two heralded albums, a third due for release in June 2018, and extensive international touring, RURA have affirmed their position as one of Scotland's most powerful groups. Their exquisitely rugged yet refined blend of fiddle, Highland pipes, flute, bodhran, guitar and voice has won a devoted following in many corners of the globe, amongst audiences and critics alike. The group's fire first ignited in 2010, as award-winners at Glasgow's world-renowned Celtic Connections festival, where they have since appeared on a remarkable seven consecutive occasions most recently at a sold-out headline show in the city's legendary Old Fruitmarket venue. Since then, Jack Smedley, Steven Blake, David Foley and Adam Brown's powerful, entrancing instrumentals have been a main stage highlight of many of the world's leading folk festivals including Cambridge, Tønder, Winnipeg and HebCelt, amongst countless others across 20+ countries. 'accomplished musicianshipsupremely impressive' FolkWords 'genuinely stirring stuff there's something very exciting about RURA' Fatea Magazine 'a brilliant fusion of the old and the new' The Herald 'an album of its time for Scotland' Despite the Dark, Folk Radio UK 'Despite the Dark is a truly remarkable album Rura are definitely heading in a huge direction.' Bright Young Folk

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Flamenco With Alma Gitana

on Wed, 27 Jun 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- When you have experienced the breathtaking momentum of this flamenco group, you realise you have just seen something spectacular and unique; the speed and power of the feet stomping of Lourdes, the raw captivation of the flamenco guitar of Andres, and the amazing vocals of Javier, and how it all melts in a magic and passionate performance. Alma Gitana are quickly earning a reputation in the Flamenco and World Music scene, with sell out shows, rave reviews, and testimonials about the group's passion and quality. Lourdes Fernandez: dance Andres Garcia: guitar Javier Moreno: vocals Guests musicians: Ayoze de Alejandro: percussion

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Bina Williamson & Robin Williamson

on Wed, 27 Jun 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

These are 2 magic performers who often work together as a duo .Here they present individual songs tunes and stories original and traditional. They also do a few numbers together. Singer-songwriter, multi -instrumentalist, Bina Williamson has a hauntingly sweet melodious voice and to her distinctive performance of traditional material brings a heartfelt sincerity all her own. Bina's forthcoming debut solo album is currently in the making. Robin is legendary as poet ,painter ,storyteller and harper .He has fore- fronted many genres over his distinguished 50 year career. "Don't miss these 2 superb performers !! An evening of enchanting entertainment " Celtic Connections Festival "Pure beauty through simplicity " Robert Plant

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Jeffrey Martin & Anna Tivel Play Cafe#9!!

on Wed, 27 Jun 2018 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

As a babe Jeffrey Martin sought out solitude as often as he could find it. He's always been that way, and he has never understood the whole phenomenon of smiling in pictures, although he is a very happy guy. One night in middle school he stayed up under the covers with a flashlight and a DiscMan, listening to Reba McEntire's 'That's the Night that the Lights Went Out in Georgia' on repeat until the DiscMan ran out of batteries. That night he became a songwriter, although he didn't actually write a song until years later. After high school he spent a few years distracting himself from having to gather up the courage to do what he knew he had to do. Eventually he found his way to a writing degree, and then a teaching degree. He wrote most days like his life depended on it, all sorts of things, not just songs, but songs too. He fell in love with teaching high school English, which was fantastic because he never thought he'd actually come to truly love it. His students were fierce and unstoppable forces of noise and curiosity, and for all that they took from him in sleep and sense, they gave him a hundred times back in sparks and humility. All the while he was also playing truckloads of music. There was one weekend where he flew to LA while grading essays on the plane, played two shows, and then flew back home, still grading essays, and woke up to teach at 5 am on Monday morning. It was around this time he started wondering if such a life was sustainable. Alas, music, the tour life, was a constant raccoon scratching at the back door. Jeffrey spent nights on end sitting up in bed, and then sitting on the front porch, staring off into the dark, wondering if he could bear to leave teaching to go on tour full time. Eventually his brain caught up with what his guts had known for months. With tears in his eyes he announced to his students that he wouldn't be back the following year, and that he didn't feel right hollering at them to chase their dreams at all cost if he wasn't going to do the same. Jeffrey Martin tours full time now. He is always making music, and he is always coming through your town. He misses teaching like you might miss a good old friend who you know you'll meet again. Jeffrey has put out bunches of music since 2009, but he's most proud of the more recent stuff. He's fortunate to be a part of the great and loving family that is Fluff and Gravy Records in Portland, OR. "One Go Around," due out in October 2017, will be his 3rd full length album. At his luckiest, he's shared shows with the likes of Sean Hayes, Gregory Alan Isakov, Jeffrey Foucault, Joe Pug, Peter Mulvey, Amanda Shires, Tracy Grammer, David Wilcox, and others. He currently lives in Portland, OR but feels lately that it has become a secret that someone figured out how to monetize. And since he has no money of any kind, everything beautiful about the city is marred by the quiet ticking of a countdown toward the day that he'll have to find somewhere to live that doesn't require a steady bleeding fortune. ************************************************************************** Anna Tivel has spent some quality hours in a dodge caravan repeating lyrical lines over and over until the words fall in time with the windshield wipers. A nationally touring artist with a deep love of quiet stories, Anna is beginning to carve a place for herself in the songwriting world. She was a winner of the Telluride Troubadour Contest and the Kerrville Songwriting Contest, placed second at the Rocky Mountain Folk contest, and has shared the stage with heroes and friends like Gregory Alan Isakov, Blind Pilot, Anais Mitchell, Mandolin Orange, Peter Mulvey, Matt the Electrician, Jeffrey Martin and more. Anna was raised in the forest and farmland of rural northern Washington and currently calls Portland, OR home. Her songs reflect both the stark colors of small town life, and the hard, sharp lines of the city. Her newest album, Heroes Waking UP, was produced by guitar mastermind Austin Nevins (Josh Ritter, Anais Mitchell, Kris Delmhorst), and released on Portland's well-loved Fluff and Gravy Records. Folk Radio UK called it, "a superb and sublime album from a voice that deserves to be shouted from the highest rooftops. Her previous album, Before Machines, was hailed by No Depression as raw, yet superbly composed and executed, intelligent, personal and deeply expressive. Portland songwriter Anna Tivel is a favorite over at Hearth. She's a deft, clever songwriter with a knack for observing the small, subtle beauties of our lives. Kithfolk "Everything here is testament to her storytelling gifts (she's been likened to Steinbeck and I suspect she may have a novel or short stories collection in her) with her finely drawn characters and observations of an emotional life that ranges from defiance to regret, joy to sadness." -- Folk Radio UK To be sure, these are organic songs that freely reveal the poetry of the mind, heart and soul, the sharp imagery of the world translated into sound, and both the simple and complex things represented sentimentally and at length. Examiner Anna Tivel brings a raft of beautiful songs with brine-soaked images of Pacific Northwest tidepools, oceans, and the birds that wheel above them in the gray skies. Devon Leger, No Depression Anna's strength is that of a lyricist. Her songs are filled with lines that intrigue and haunt. David Steinberg

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Amalgama

on Wed, 27 Jun 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Amalgama consists of 3 musicians from diverse musical backgrounds who share the same love for Greek music. The band's influences range from traditional folk songs originated from various parts of Greece to more contemporary music. An amalgam of beloved entechno, traditional and old laiko songs which bear the signature of artists such as Thanasis Papakonstantinou, Nikos Papazoglou, Chainides, Manos Loizos, Stavros Xarhakos and more.

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Vikki Clayton

on Thu, 28 Jun 2018 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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Harbottle & Jonas, Cunning Folk, Dave Artus & Graeme Morrell

on Thu, 28 Jun 2018 at Uxbridge RNA 7:30pm

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

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Harbottle & Jonas, Cunning Folk, Dave Artus & Graeme Morrell

on Thu, 28 Jun 2018 at Uxbridge RNA 7:30pm

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

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Lucy Ward

on Thu, 28 Jun 2018 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

A former BBC Horizon award winner (and in 2014 the youngest-ever nominee as BBC Folk Singer of the Year), Lucy is a delightful performer whose breath-taking voice enchants audiences everywhere. Her songwriting is expressive and unflinching but with a well-rooted sense of belonging, and her warm personality positively radiates off the stage.

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Lucy Ward

on Thu, 28 Jun 2018 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

A former BBC Horizon award winner (and in 2014 the youngest-ever nominee as BBC Folk Singer of the Year), Lucy is a delightful performer whose breath-taking voice enchants audiences everywhere. Her songwriting is expressive and unflinching but with a well-rooted sense of belonging, and her warm personality positively radiates off the stage.

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Sean Taylor

on Thu, 28 Jun 2018 at Cirencester Kings Head 7:30pm

Sean Taylor is one of the most exciting and hard-working names on the international roots and blues circuit. His new album 'Flood & Burn' was recorded in Austin, TX with legendary producer Mark Hallman (Carole King, Ani Di Franco) ... Sean has toured all over the UK, Europe and Australia. He has supported the likes of John Fogerty, Neville Brothers, Robert Cray, Richard Thompson, Eric Bibb, Tom Paxton, Band of Horses, John Mayall & Arlo Guthrie.

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Miranda Sykes

on Fri, 29 Jun 2018 at Sedgefield The Manor House 6:30pm

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

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Luke Jackson

on Fri, 29 Jun 2018 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:00pm

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

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Luke Jackson

on Fri, 29 Jun 2018 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:00pm

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

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Folklaw

on Fri, 29 Jun 2018 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

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

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Dark Holler

on Fri, 29 Jun 2018 at Lytchett Matravers Halls Road Farm 11:00am

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The Kimberleys

on Fri, 29 Jun 2018 at London Mycenae House 7:00pm

The Kimberleys + Support: Their breath taking arrangements and virtuoso musicianship is uplifting and hypnotic. Individually Jim and Isobel Kimberley have been recognised by FATEA, The Telegraph, R2, Bright Young Folk and many more. This exciting, hard hitting folk duo will be bringing their original contribution to the world of progressive folk with stunning voices, well crafted songs and exceptional arrangements to Mycenae house. Ticket price £7 online at www.wegotickets.com or £9 on the door. 7.30-10.30 doors open at 7pm

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The Ukrainians

on Fri, 29 Jun 2018 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

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The Goat Roper Rodeo Band

on Fri, 29 Jun 2018 at Emsworth Hewitts 7:00pm

Square Roots Promotions in association with Harbour Records (Emsworth) Presents Cosmic Country Blues with.. With just two old guitars, an upright bass and a bucket full of aching harmony, The Goat Roper Rodeo Band are out there preaching 'country blues', like you've never heard! With an awe inspiring 'live show' that's guaranteed to raise the roof, swinging from the most tender heartfelt paean to the blues, to the highest full throttle, barn storming, juke joint boogie stompers, theirs is a show that's wowing audiences across the land. We are delighted to team up with the brilliant Harbour Records in Emsworth, to bring you one of our favourites, and certainly one of the most exciting live bands currently on the Americana scene, the scintillating Goat Roper Rodeo Band! Capity is only 60, so this is going to be a real treat to catch these boys up close and personaland this WILL sell out! Be quick!! "The Goat Ropers are the real deal! I was blown away when I first saw them play and heard them harmonise, I wanted desperately to join in. If there's any justice in this crazy world, they'll soon be a household name and we'll all be keeping it country with them (Romeo Stodart- The Magic Numbers). More info at: www.squarerootspromotions.co.uk

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Flossie Malavialle / The John Wrightson Band

on Fri, 29 Jun 2018 at Leeds New Headingley Club 8:00pm

The french born singing Geordie with the acclaimed John Wrightson band. A mix of Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel, folk songs to jazz standards. John Wrightson is a much covered songwriter.

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James Frost Band And Jubilation

on Fri, 29 Jun 2018 at Ashburton Methodist Church 7:00pm

One of the most popular artists on the alternative festival scene, James Frost's' songs touch on archetypal themes of love, mystery, deep nature and the travelling spirit. His warm, engaging style involves the audience in uplifting vocal participation and moments of quiet togetherness. He will be playing with Beth Coombes (vocal/piano), Matthew Bailey (vocal/percussion) and Federico Leonori (double bass). James has featured on BBC 6Music, performed at Glastonbury Festival and toured extensively in recent years, playing shows with Martha Tilston, James Yorkston, Tiny Ruins and many other folk heroes. His previous EP 'Nameless' was named in the top 3 releases of the year by Acoustic Roots magazine FATEA, while a new album is currently being recorded after fans contributed over £12,000 during a hugely successful crowdfunding campaign. "English folk, crisp picked guitar and a huskily introverted vocal...fans of Harper, Carter, Drake will love him" - Americana Magazine Jubilation! Choir This joyful singing community, led by Fran Andre was born in April 2017 and is an auditioned choir. Singing a wide repertoire of music including Gospel, folk, anthemic pop, African, blues the choir transmits heartfulness and a pure love of harmony in their sound. They will share a variety of songs in four part harmony as a whole choir, and various ensemble items as quartets. Choir and band will perform separately before collaborating at the end of the evening.

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James Frost Band And Jubilation

on Fri, 29 Jun 2018 at Ashburton Methodist Church 7:00pm

One of the most popular artists on the alternative festival scene, James Frost's' songs touch on archetypal themes of love, mystery, deep nature and the travelling spirit. His warm, engaging style involves the audience in uplifting vocal participation and moments of quiet togetherness. He will be playing with Beth Coombes (vocal/piano), Matthew Bailey (vocal/percussion) and Federico Leonori (double bass). James has featured on BBC 6Music, performed at Glastonbury Festival and toured extensively in recent years, playing shows with Martha Tilston, James Yorkston, Tiny Ruins and many other folk heroes. His previous EP 'Nameless' was named in the top 3 releases of the year by Acoustic Roots magazine FATEA, while a new album is currently being recorded after fans contributed over £12,000 during a hugely successful crowdfunding campaign. "English folk, crisp picked guitar and a huskily introverted vocal...fans of Harper, Carter, Drake will love him" - Americana Magazine Jubilation! Choir This joyful singing community, led by Fran Andre was born in April 2017 and is an auditioned choir. Singing a wide repertoire of music including Gospel, folk, anthemic pop, African, blues the choir transmits heartfulness and a pure love of harmony in their sound. They will share a variety of songs in four part harmony as a whole choir, and various ensemble items as quartets. Choir and band will perform separately before collaborating at the end of the evening.

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Klezmer-ish

on Sat, 30 Jun 2018 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

Klezmer-ish is what happens when four classically trained musicians let their hair down exploring a wide range of music from travelling people across the world and fuse it all together into their own unique sound. Join them on a musical journey through klezmer, tangos, gypsy jazz, Irish fiddle music...and Italian folk music. The "day job" for these four outstanding musicians is playing with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. The demanding schedule of an orchestra leaves few opportunities for Klezmer-ish gigs and most of those tend to be in the north-west in and around Liverpool. This a rare and special opportunity to see them this far from their home base. We first heard them as guests on Radio 3 "World On 3" and just enchanted by their music. Still trying to figure out how we managed to get them along to our humble Space. But, booked they are and not to be missed.

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Klezmer-ish

on Sat, 30 Jun 2018 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

Klezmer-ish is what happens when four classically trained musicians let their hair down exploring a wide range of music from travelling people across the world and fuse it all together into their own unique sound. Join them on a musical journey through klezmer, tangos, gypsy jazz, Irish fiddle music...and Italian folk music. The "day job" for these four outstanding musicians is playing with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. The demanding schedule of an orchestra leaves few opportunities for Klezmer-ish gigs and most of those tend to be in the north-west in and around Liverpool. This a rare and special opportunity to see them this far from their home base. We first heard them as guests on Radio 3 "World On 3" and just enchanted by their music. Still trying to figure out how we managed to get them along to our humble Space. But, booked they are and not to be missed.

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4th Bury Folk Festival

on Sat, 30 Jun 2018 at Bury St Edmunds Nowton Park Walled Garden 10:00am

4thBURY FOLK FESTIVAL 2018 On Saturday 30th June 2018 the Bury Folk Festival will attract music lovers for a fourth year. For this family fun day of music we are pleased to have again been able to secure the venue in the delightful walled garden in Bury St Edmunds' Nowton Park. There will be music from 10am to 9:30pm on Saturday with an excellent mix of traditional and contemporary acts to suit all tastes. During the day you can enjoy a range of locally sourced food, coffee, craft stalls, a bar serving local real ales and even ice cream on a bicycle. We also have the return of the very popular Acoustic Tent where you can relax and listen to music, join in on one of the informal sessions or learn some new skills at a workshop.

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4th Bury Folk Festival

on Sat, 30 Jun 2018 at Bury St Edmunds Nowton Park Walled Garden 10:00am

4thBURY FOLK FESTIVAL 2018 On Saturday 30th June 2018 the Bury Folk Festival will attract music lovers for a fourth year. For this family fun day of music we are pleased to have again been able to secure the venue in the delightful walled garden in Bury St Edmunds' Nowton Park. There will be music from 10am to 9:30pm on Saturday with an excellent mix of traditional and contemporary acts to suit all tastes. During the day you can enjoy a range of locally sourced food, coffee, craft stalls, a bar serving local real ales and even ice cream on a bicycle. We also have the return of the very popular Acoustic Tent where you can relax and listen to music, join in on one of the informal sessions or learn some new skills at a workshop.

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Folk In The Field Shiptonthorpe

on Sat, 30 Jun 2018 at Shiptonthorpe Playing Fields 5:00pm

Back for a third year of magnificent music and entertainment, the Shiptonthorpe Fete and Folk in the Field will take place on Saturday, 30th June 2018. The line up includes Evie Barrand, The Jon Palmer acoustic band, Edwina Hayes ,The Nick Rooke Band and Flossie Malavialle.

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Folk In The Field Shiptonthorpe

on Sat, 30 Jun 2018 at Shiptonthorpe Playing Fields 5:00pm

Back for a third year of magnificent music and entertainment, the Shiptonthorpe Fete and Folk in the Field will take place on Saturday, 30th June 2018. The line up includes Evie Barrand, The Jon Palmer acoustic band, Edwina Hayes ,The Nick Rooke Band and Flossie Malavialle.

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Midnight Skyracer In Concert

on Sat, 30 Jun 2018 at Ashington, Manor Buildings Barn 6:00pm

Midnight Skyracer, Bluegrass band in concert 8.00pm doors / picnics 6.00pm Midnight Skyracer is a new, all-female 5 piece bluegrass band playing hard driving traditional and modern classics, lesser known songs and a few originals. Featuring an all-star lineup of some of the UK's top instrumentalists and singers, the band takes inspiration from the likes of other great female artists such as Rhonda Vincent and Alison Krauss. Formed in early 2017, the band will be on tour and at several festivals over the summer, to promote their terrific debut album, Fire, which has just been released on the 2nd February 2018. http://midnightskyracer.com/home.html Here's a track from their album https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RH36tOLtps

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Felix Holt & The Radicals

on Sat, 30 Jun 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

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

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Clive Gregson

on Sat, 30 Jun 2018 at Wigan Parish Church 7:00pm

Born and raised in Manchester, Clive is an accomplished singer, musician and record producer. His cult band Any Trouble toured extensively in support of five critically acclaimed albums and a number of singles that became radio hits before disbanding at the end of 1984. In 1985, Clive released the first of thirteen solo albums and he has maintained a solo profile ever since. His solo recordings and tours have been one of the main outlets for his prolific songwriting and a solo "Best Of..." compilation was released in April 2009. Clive's solo albums feature an eclectic mix of pop and folk styles, ranging from a stripped down one man and his acoustic intimacy to a full on electric band approach. Along the road from pop frontman to singer-songwriter, Clive has followed many musical diversions. Between 1985 and 1992, he formed a partnership with Christine Collister that Rolling Stone called "the state of the art in British folk-rock". Clive has also toured and recorded with Richard Thompson (1982 to 1992), Nanci Griffith (1996 to 2007), Eddi Reader and Boo Hewerdine (1993 and 1999), Plainsong (1997) and he was the musical director for the Dennis Locorriere "Hits & History" tour in 2007, which resulted in a gold album and a concert DVD that also charted. His songs have been recorded by many artists, including Nanci Griffith, Kim Carnes, Fairport Convention, Claire Martin, Norma Waterson and Smokie. Rolling Stone called Clive "the state of the art in British folk-rock"... Mary Chapin Carpenter named Clive as one of her favorite songwriters... According to Guitar Player, he is one of the "1000 Great Guitarists"... "One of Britain's most cultured singer-songwriters." The Times "Adult pop from one of the most emotionally literate songwriters around." The Guardian "Gregson is as fine a singer-songwriter as anyone has a right to expect...he does the lot." The Independent "Gregson is a powerful and vital force in contemporary music." Folk Roots "A player of great taste and sensitivity - not to mention one of our finest songwriters." Guitarist "More musical expertise than is usually good for one man." Time Out "Marvelous voice...brilliant guitar playing." Dirty Linen "Clive Gregson continues to write dark, brilliant songs as a solo artist." Acoustic Guitar

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New Roots: Hatful Of Rain

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

Hatful of Rain are a contemporary folk group mixing British and American styles. They combine powerful songwriting with musical flare, using a single microphone approach to create an intimate and engaging atmosphere to their live performances. Hatful of Rain's third album is due to be released on 1stJune 2018 with a nationwide tour to follow of which their appearance at The Slaughtered Lamb on 30th June will be their only London appearance. Hatful of Rain here performing Sinking from their forthcoming release. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFfgUGsOHgY "The combination of mandolin, banjo, bass and fiddle is nigh on perfect" - Spiral Earth. "Songs that will make you dance and songs that will make you cry - get a chance to see them perform live" - FATEA "Hauntingly beautifulI love it  - Bob Harris, Radio 2. "The most melodic roots music you are likely to hear anywhere" - Americanrootsuk.com "Let-yourself-go, full-throttle foot-tapping music" - The living tradition "Styles change, combine and merge into one.... feels intimately old-fashioned" - Folk Radio UK Hatful of Rain are: James Shenton - Fiddle, Piano, Whistle Chloe Overton - Vocal, Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo Phil Jones - Double Bass, Banjo, Vocal Fred Gregory - Guitar, Mandolin, Vocal

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Minute Taker - Wilderness

on Sat, 30 Jun 2018 at Hebden Bridge Hope Baptist Church 7:30pm

Folktronic singer songwriter Minute Taker performs songs inspired by his experiences as a self employed artist.

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Minute Taker - Wilderness

on Sat, 30 Jun 2018 at Hebden Bridge Hope Baptist Church 7:30pm

Folktronic singer songwriter Minute Taker performs songs inspired by his experiences as a self employed artist.

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Drowsy Sleepers And Andrea & Chris Wright

on Sun, 1 Jul 2018 at Bamford Village Institute 7:00pm

A double bill of harmony singers and musicians: "Drowsy Sleepers", featuring Carol Bowns, Musical Director of the Tideswell Singers and husband and wife duo, Chris and Andrea Wright, former Musical Director of Hathersage Choir

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The Trials Of Cato

on Sun, 1 Jul 2018 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

Will Addison, Robin Jones and Tomos Williams are a young power trio from N. Wales and Yorkshire via Beirut. Named for their long-suffering apartment mate a floor down, here we have ballads and stomps and bags of enthusiasm. Infectious and heart-leaping stuff!

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Blair Dunlop At Folk In The Barn

on Sun, 1 Jul 2018 at Canterbury The Kingston Barn 7:00pm

Blair Dunlop Sunday 1st July 2018 The Kingston Barn, nr Canterbury Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start Tickets £14 Online £15 Offline £16 Door £7 12-25 yrs Blair Dunlop, the award-winning British singer, songwriter and guitarist, has now released 3 albums 2 ep's and toured widely around the globe. All of this in a short 4-year career is astounding alone but what sets Blair apart from his peers is the lyrical and musical maturity with which he writes. His third album 'Gilded' was released in May 2016 on his own label Gilded Wings and was widely acclaimed gaining BBC Radio 2 Playlist status for the two single releases ('The Egoist' and '356') both of which were remixed by Ed Harcourt. Prior to this Blair released his acclaimed album 'House Of Jacks' in mid 2014 which lived up to the promise of his 2012 debut 'Blight and Blossom' (the quality of which contributed to his winning the BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award). Blair has now cemented his place as one of Britain's most exciting talents to come from the folk scene. The Guardian stated that the 'House Of Jacks' proves Blair is 'an increasingly adventurous songwriter', Uncut reviewed it as 'thoughtful and exploratory', The Independent on Sunday described it as 'fluent, lamentory and accomplished' while Q Magazine wrote that House of Jacks is 'an exciting glimpse of where traditional folk might go'. Blair's new album will be released in May 2018 in the UK after a release in Australia to coincide with a national tour there in March 18. This will be Blair's third visit to Folk in the Barn. In October 2011 he opened for Indie-folksters Turin Brakes, then in November 2013 he headlined a show in the Kingston Barn with his trio. His fiddle player back then was Angharad Jenkins from Calan! Press quotes Dunlop's voice is quietly assured and he strikes me as the kind of guy who would melt hearts and win friends without much effort but nor would he gloat about such powers of persuasion. A gentle but firm talent, then, and one that has some distance left to run. listenwithmonger.blogspot.co.uk a neat fusion of tradition and individuality.The song, though, is pure Blair Dunlop. At ease with himself, the gentle yet powerful delivery has a warm, delicate embrace. clashmusic.com The busy crowdis testament to Dunlop's talents. Dunlop brings an air of tenacity while displaying a fine repertoire of well-crafted songs spanning traditional and contemporary. He's determinedly taking the traditions of folk in his own direction THE INDEPENDENT - Live review 2014 blairdunlop.com

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Blair Dunlop At Folk In The Barn

on Sun, 1 Jul 2018 at Canterbury The Kingston Barn 7:00pm

Blair Dunlop Sunday 1st July 2018 The Kingston Barn, nr Canterbury Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start Tickets £14 Online £15 Offline £16 Door £7 12-25 yrs Blair Dunlop, the award-winning British singer, songwriter and guitarist, has now released 3 albums 2 ep's and toured widely around the globe. All of this in a short 4-year career is astounding alone but what sets Blair apart from his peers is the lyrical and musical maturity with which he writes. His third album 'Gilded' was released in May 2016 on his own label Gilded Wings and was widely acclaimed gaining BBC Radio 2 Playlist status for the two single releases ('The Egoist' and '356') both of which were remixed by Ed Harcourt. Prior to this Blair released his acclaimed album 'House Of Jacks' in mid 2014 which lived up to the promise of his 2012 debut 'Blight and Blossom' (the quality of which contributed to his winning the BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award). Blair has now cemented his place as one of Britain's most exciting talents to come from the folk scene. The Guardian stated that the 'House Of Jacks' proves Blair is 'an increasingly adventurous songwriter', Uncut reviewed it as 'thoughtful and exploratory', The Independent on Sunday described it as 'fluent, lamentory and accomplished' while Q Magazine wrote that House of Jacks is 'an exciting glimpse of where traditional folk might go'. Blair's new album will be released in May 2018 in the UK after a release in Australia to coincide with a national tour there in March 18. This will be Blair's third visit to Folk in the Barn. In October 2011 he opened for Indie-folksters Turin Brakes, then in November 2013 he headlined a show in the Kingston Barn with his trio. His fiddle player back then was Angharad Jenkins from Calan! Press quotes Dunlop's voice is quietly assured and he strikes me as the kind of guy who would melt hearts and win friends without much effort but nor would he gloat about such powers of persuasion. A gentle but firm talent, then, and one that has some distance left to run. listenwithmonger.blogspot.co.uk a neat fusion of tradition and individuality.The song, though, is pure Blair Dunlop. At ease with himself, the gentle yet powerful delivery has a warm, delicate embrace. clashmusic.com The busy crowdis testament to Dunlop's talents. Dunlop brings an air of tenacity while displaying a fine repertoire of well-crafted songs spanning traditional and contemporary. He's determinedly taking the traditions of folk in his own direction THE INDEPENDENT - Live review 2014 blairdunlop.com

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Michele Stodart

on Sun, 1 Jul 2018 at Winchester The Hyde Tavern 7:00pm

Michele Stodart of 'The Magic Numbers' performing with guest musicians. MICHELE STODART Over a decade since The Magic Numbers landed in the top ten with their double-platinum-selling debut album, Michele Stodart has taken temporary leave of the band she formed with her brother Romeo, to release her second solo album 'Pieces'. Released four years after her solo debut, 'Wide-Eyed Crossing', the nine songs that comprise 'Pieces' confirm that, almost by stealth, Michele has turned into an artist whose work bears strong comparison to some of the touchstone songwriters that helped shape her outlook. The bedrock of Michele's writing is a reliance on rock-solid melodies that always stop short of outstaying their welcome. Keen to ensure that the tunes earned their place on the record, Michele wrote most of the songs on 'Pieces' away from her guitar only setting them to chord sequences when they refused to leave her head. "Steeped in languid melancholy... [it] sits in a rich tradition that encompasses such touchstone female performers as Karen Dalton, Jinder Sill... Allison Moorer or Gillian Welch... 'Pieces' may just be the most impressive record she's ever made" - 8/10 - Uncut "...instantly engaging and evocative melodies and sung with an open and honest conviction that reflects the experiences that inform her words... Stodart's album is a thing of perfection" - Folk Radio UK Www.michelestodart.co.uk

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Possessed By Paul James / Dylan Walshe

on Sun, 1 Jul 2018 at London Leytonstone & District Ex-Servicemen's Club 7:00pm

Konrad Wert is a teacher by day, but when he plays his country-folk songs for fans in his home of Austin, Texas and elsewhere, he goes by the moniker Possessed By Paul James. In truth, "Paul James" is a fiction, a combination of the names of Wert's father and grandfather. Those who have seen him perform, however, would agree he seems possessed by something. Often it's what amounts to a one-man band, playing banjo, fiddle and guitar and stomping his foot for percussion. Indeed, whether Wert is percussively stomping on an old wooden box, sawing a dusty fiddle, picking a banjo, or yelping a song as his head bobs and weaves from a seated position, fans are never under the impression they are seeing and hearing something of this earthly realm. The mix of roots and emotional electricity at a Possessed by Paul James show is akin to a live electric socket missing its cover as stripped wires spark with flickers of enthralling danger. www.ppjrecords.com "If I were to make a list of the 20 most important singer/songwriters of our time, Konrad Wert / Possessed by Paul James, would undoubtedly be among those at the very top" NO DEPRESSION "Musically, Wert's reached a new level of possession. His violin: angelic. His banjo: a bar room romp. The lyrics present a thoughtful meditation on life from a most vulnerable vantage point, one that bombards you with realities of love, responsibility, isolation, and gratitude...timeless AUSTIN CHRONICLE Irish singer-songwriter, Dylan Walshe, is a growing name on the international circuit. Armed with his own blend of Celtic folk blues originals, he also sings traditional songs of the working classes & reinterprets a wide spectrum of songs in his own inimitable style. Dylan is known for his robust guitar playing & warm unique vocal style. Songwriting is his craft, with his lyrics being both insightful & poetic. An artist steeped in tradition, but never bound by it.

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Red Shoes

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

Soaring, passionate vocals, chiming acoustic guitars and a superb catalogue of original songs in the Folk/Roots/Americana tradition by Carolyn and Mark Evans, lie at the heart of the Red Shoes success story. They are a live favourite on the Folk Club, Theatre and Festival circuit. Add to this the patronage of such legendary musicians as Dave Pegg, Dave Swarbrick, Joe Brown, Bev Bevan, Ric Sanders, Chris Leslie, all of whom have guested on Red Shoes critically acclaimed albums. Dave Pegg produced their debut album Ring Around the Land and went on to record his version of Celtic Moon for the Fairport Convention album Festival Bell. Current double CD It Isn't Over Yet 'Band Album of 2017' by FolkWords and hailed as 'A Classic' by FATEA Magazine They have shared stages with The Strawbs; Fotheringay; Iain Matthews; Pentangle; Show of Hands, Richard Digance; Steve Knightley; Los Pacaminos. "Sandy Denny-era Fairports and the contemporary American country-folk of Lucinda Williams sewn together neatly in these well crafted songs" SHINDIG "The Angels want to hear these Red Shoes" - Maverick

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Molly Evans

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

Molly Evans is a lively young singer from Cheshire with a largely traditional repertoire, known for her strong voice and distinctive song settings. After reaching the final of the New Roots competition in 2015, Molly has gone on to perform at festivals and folk clubs around the UK, including Sidmouth, Warwick, Bromyard, Shepley, Towersey and Shrewsbury. Her latest project, 'Deep Time and Narrow Space', is a collection of original songs based on the traditional folklore work of Cheshire writer Alan Garner. In this unique exploration of words and music, Molly has adapted and recorded new settings of Garner's collected tales, stories and poems into songs texturally and melodically inspired by the English folk song tradition.

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Stillhouse

on Mon, 2 Jul 2018 at Etton The Processed Pea 7:30pm

Progressive acoustic music! Stillhouse are a mandolin, guitar, double bass and vocal trio ensemble, presenting original songs and instrumental material with roots in bluegrass and contemporary folk. Captivating & thoughtful original compositions. Impressively stylish. fRoots Wonderful musicianship and superbly well-arranged material; Stillhouse completely captivate their audience from the first note they play. This trio is one to watch Leila Cooper, Moonbeams Festival Director

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Brown Boots

on Tue, 3 Jul 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Brown Boots! is Will Allen on melodeon and Martin Clarke on fiddle. Their musical background is rooted in playing music for dancing, as well as gaining inspiration from playing with their many talented musical friends at festivals and pub sessions across the country. Will Allen Will is a supremely talented multi-instrumentalist, although his primary focus is as a melodeon player and fiddler. He performs an extensive repertoire of folk dance tunes, mostly from the British Isles. His music takes influences from all corners of Western Europe and he has developed a unique take on traditional tunes. In 2015 he was shortlisted for the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Competition. Will is also a proud member of electrifying ceilidh band Urban Folk Theory. with which he has performed at some of the UK's biggest folk festivals. Martin Clarke Martin is a highly-skilled fiddle player, with musical roots in the North East of England, stemming from his time studying at Durham University. He plays music from across the British Isles with influences from the continent. He also has an interest in North American music traditions. Although originally classically trained, he has a wealth of experience at playing for ceilidhs and for rapper sword dancing. He also plays for Silver Street Ceilidh Band and The Spring Heeled Jacks. All of this contributes to his unique style, producing soaring, lyrical melodies with rhythm that makes the listener want to move!

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Cordovas

on Tue, 3 Jul 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Cordovas are Joe Firstman, Lucca Soria, Jon Loyd, Toby Weaver and Graham Spillman. Out of Madison, TN, Cordovas' sound is based in harmony, song, and musicianship. Firstman released two albums on Atlantic Records in the early 2000s, including the acclaimed "War of Women." Baby Genius, 24-year-old songsmith, Des Moines' Lucca Soria, sings and plays guitar. The keyboardist, Jon Loyd, is an original Cordova from Macon, GA. Loyd's high notes and piano style make the sound unforgettable and recognizable. His musical genius is well known in Nashville circles. Redondo Beach, California's Graham Spillman is on drums. The 25-year-old Berklee College of Music dropout also sings and pens tunes for the group. Toby Weaver, also an original Cordova and American Folk music aficionado, plays guitar and sings. The band spent the past winter on the Baja in Mexico writing and demoing songs for their latest album produced by two-time Grammy nominee Kenneth Pattengale of The Milk Carton Kids.

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Peatbog Faeries (start Time 7.30pm)

on Wed, 4 Jul 2018 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Based on the Isle of Skye, the Peatbog Faeries bring Celtic Dance music into the 21st century by incorporating many influences which take them from traditional jigs and reels through jazz, hip hop, reggae and more. From the moment they take to the stage, the mood is set for a no-nonsense feel-good atmosphere each number sounding like an encore itself. They tease unlikely combinations from the familiarity of instruments such as fiddle and highland pipes blending with techno rhythms and soaring sounds and take this to another plane. The Peatbogs have released seven studio albums, have played to audiences all over the world, and won the award for 'Best Live Act' at the prestigious Scottish Traditional Music Awards. Please note: there will be dancing at this event.

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Peatbog Faeries (start Time 7.30pm)

on Wed, 4 Jul 2018 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Based on the Isle of Skye, the Peatbog Faeries bring Celtic Dance music into the 21st century by incorporating many influences which take them from traditional jigs and reels through jazz, hip hop, reggae and more. From the moment they take to the stage, the mood is set for a no-nonsense feel-good atmosphere each number sounding like an encore itself. They tease unlikely combinations from the familiarity of instruments such as fiddle and highland pipes blending with techno rhythms and soaring sounds and take this to another plane. The Peatbogs have released seven studio albums, have played to audiences all over the world, and won the award for 'Best Live Act' at the prestigious Scottish Traditional Music Awards. Please note: there will be dancing at this event.

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Peatbog Faeries (start Time 7.30pm)

on Wed, 4 Jul 2018 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Based on the Isle of Skye, the Peatbog Faeries bring Celtic Dance music into the 21st century by incorporating many influences which take them from traditional jigs and reels through jazz, hip hop, reggae and more. From the moment they take to the stage, the mood is set for a no-nonsense feel-good atmosphere each number sounding like an encore itself. They tease unlikely combinations from the familiarity of instruments such as fiddle and highland pipes blending with techno rhythms and soaring sounds and take this to another plane. The Peatbogs have released seven studio albums, have played to audiences all over the world, and won the award for 'Best Live Act' at the prestigious Scottish Traditional Music Awards. Please note: there will be dancing at this event.

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Anna Tivel & Jeffrey Martin

on Wed, 4 Jul 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ANNA TIVEL's wide-eyed celestial folk songs belong in a similar ballpark with Anais Mitchell, Gregory Alan Isakov and Laura Veirs, where gentle picking plucks among occasionally unconventional sounds and a gorgeous voice tells stories of life in a world of natural wonders. The resulting music is incredibly honest, lyric-driven, and deeply affecting. An internationally touring artist with a deep love of quiet stories, Anna is beginning to carve a place for herself in the songwriting world. She was a winner at last year's Kerrville Songwriting Contest, and has shared the stage with heroes and friends like Gregory Alan Isakov, Shook Twins, Anais Mitchell, Jefferson Hamer, Peter Mulvey, Matt the Electrician, Devon Sproule, Darlingside, Steve Poltz, Jeffrey Martin and more. Her newest album, Small Believer is her best work to date, a series of quietly dazzling vignettes in which she digs deep into the ordinary and finds special people lurking. "Everything here is testament to her storytelling gifts (she's been likened to Steinbeck and I suspect she may have a novel or short stories collection in her) with her finely drawn characters and observations of an emotional life that ranges from defiance to regret, joy to sadness." - Folk Radio UK Anna Tivel's voice is haunting, exhibiting the timbre of a precocious child, whispering to a teddy bear underneath the covers. The Bluegrass Situation To be sure, these are organic songs that freely reveal the poetry of the mind, heart and soul, the sharp imagery of the world translated into sound, and both the simple and complex things represented sentimentally and at length. No Depression Portland songwriter Anna Tivel is a favorite over at Hearth. She's a deft, clever songwriter with a knack for observing the small, subtle beauties of our lives. Kithfolk ----------------------------- JEFFREY MARTIN: Although he was an accomplished and fully engaged English teacher, for Jeffrey music (and the tour life) was a constant raccoon scratching at the back door. He spent nights on end sitting up in bed, and then sitting on the front porch, staring off into the dark, wondering if he could bear to leave teaching to go on tour full time. Eventually his brain caught up with what his guts had known for months. With tears in his eyes he announced to his students that he wouldn't be back the following year, and that he didn't feel right hollering at them to chase their dreams at all cost if he wasn't going to do the same. Jeffrey Martin tours full time now. He is always making music, and he is always coming through your town. He misses teaching like you might miss a good old friend who you know you'll meet again. Jeffrey has put out bunches of music since 2009, but he's most proud of the more recent stuff. He's fortunate to be a part of the great and loving family that is Fluff and Gravy Records in Portland, OR. "One Go Around," from the autumn of 2017, is his 3rd full length album. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon but feels lately that it has become a secret that someone figured out how to monetize. And since he has no money of any kind, everything beautiful about the city is marred by the quiet ticking of a countdown toward the day that he'll have to find somewhere to live that doesn't require a steady bleeding fortune. Jeffrey Martin might be the best songwriter in Portland Portland Mercury He's and incredibly rare find among today's glut of singer-songwriters: as songwriter whose songs are immediately affecting. These are the kind of songs that can change you. Devon Leger, No Depression

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The Phil Cockerham Trio

on Thu, 5 Jul 2018 at Hoghton Gregson Lane Sports and Social Club 8:00pm

Philip Cockerham is a singer, performer and songwriter based in West Yorkshire, but plays nationally on the folk and acoustic music scene. His songs contain a range of sometimes humorous but always thought-provoking themes, with memorable hooks and irresistible choruses. There are also some familiar traditional songs, but delivered in a refreshingly different way. It's not surprising then, that Phil has been gaining a deserved reputation with his original material and his entertaining performances. Supported with his collection of acoustic instruments, Phil Cockerham captivates audiences with his music in a range of styles. His relaxed and confident personality instantly engages and puts people at their ease. Whether he is performing solo, or as most often is the case when he is accompanied by ace double bass player, Dave Bowie and percussionist/harmonist Dickie Dixon, an enjoyable night is promised. Since his emergence in recent years, many people have discovered Phil and his songs, and other musicians are now covering songs he has written and recorded. His music is charismatic and powerful...totally traverses the old and new, yet Philip has his own style and take on things too... Jumbo Records ...he is an impressive performer and songwriter... with engaging songs ranging from topical and catchy tunes to thoughtful ballads -Craven Herald and Pioneer

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Hillfolk Noir

on Thu, 5 Jul 2018 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

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Luke Jackson

on Thu, 5 Jul 2018 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Luke is a Singer/Songwriter from Canterbury, Kent, who in 2013 was nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and The Young Folk Category. With a bold, distinctive voice and a sweet, percussive guitar style, Luke is a confident and captivating live performer. He was also winner of Fatea's Male Artist of the Year in both 2014 and 2016. Over the past few years he has steadily been developing a reputation for himself in the Folk & Roots circuits either through his solo shows, many festival appearances or when opening for such luminaries as Show of Hands, Steve Knightley, Martyn Joseph, Seth Lakeman, Karine Polwart, Oysterband, Paul Brady, Glen Tilbrook, Sarah Jarosz and Lucy Ward. As well as playing solo, Luke performs as a Trio, or as a duo with bassist Andy Sharps. He has also completed several tours of Scotland, with the last 2 years including playing 2 sold out nights at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He regularly tours across Europe playing in France, Belgium, The Netherlands and Germany and in he has visited the USA to play at the International Folk Alliance conference in Kansas in both 2016 and 2017. He has also undertaken 3 joint headline shows with Grammy Award winner Amy Wadge. His debut album 'More Than Boys', produced by the acclaimed Welsh Singer-Songwriter Martyn Joseph, was released in 2012 to great reviews, as was the follow up 'Fumes and Faith' in early 2014. In 2015 he released a 7 track EP with his trio, 'This Family Tree', which was described in a 5 star Maverick review as Two words. Bloody brilliant. November 2016 saw the release of Luke's 3rd full studio album, Tall Tales and Rumours to universal critical acclaim, which Maverick, in a 5 star review, described as a brilliant, thoughtful album Jackson shows talent beyond his years. Whilst Acoustic Magazine noted Jackson has been compared to a young Richard Thompson and for once these are not empty words. He consolidated his reputation as a live performer with the release of Solo:Duo:Trio in February 2018, which has already received extensive airplay and positive reviews,and Luke is an ever present in the live music scene, gigging relentlessly all over, and he remains a prolific songwriter in demand across the United Kingdom and Europe. What They Say: Reminds me of Jeff Buckley, which can only be a good thing Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio 2 Every so often a new voice emerges, one so stunning that it knocks you sideways. Jackson has been compared to a young Richard Thompson and for once these are not empty words Acoustic Magazine Two words, bloody brilliant Maverick 5 star review One of the most dynamic and exciting live performers of his generation Folk Radio UK Luke has already acquired both an unmistakable voice and a strikingly individual vision fRoots Magazine It comes as no surprise that Luke Jackson is continually feted as one of the British folk scene's bright young things R2 Magazine One of the great voices of the new youngsters on the folk scene and a terrific songwriter too Mike Harding He has a stage presence that many artists would kill for and a voice and guitar style that make you think that he's a sixty year veteran who happens to have discovered the fountain of eternal youth Fatea Magazine If you think previous comparisons to Richard Thompson jump the gun, think again; because there's something that sets this performance a discreet cut above the rest Edinburgh Fringe Festival Review A sumptuous voice loaded with maturity and a melodically blessed guitar style Spiral Earth 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 Luke Jackson has an incredibly mature and expressive voice that can holler the blues or give sensitive treatment to his own more personal tales R2 magazine

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Marcus Bonfanti & The Delta Duo

on Thu, 5 Jul 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

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

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Lachlan Bryan And The Wildes + Jonathan Byrd And The Pick Up Cowboy

on Thu, 5 Jul 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- LACHLAN BRYAN AND THE WILDES Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes are one of Australia's finest country bands, bridging the gap between country music and alt-country/Americana for around eight years now. Based out of Australia, they claim New Orleans and the American South as their second home with their home-grown Americana vibe. Their sound leaves the dirt on in all the right ways and carves a niche that is completely their own two parts classic country, one part blues and roots and all soul. Having already shared stages with Steve and Justin Townes Earle, Shawn Colvin, Joan Armatrading, and John Hiatt, and having co-written and performed with Casey Chambers, Lachlan Bryan is looking forward to releasing his collaboration with Taylor Smith and the Roamin' Jasmine in 2018 on Milo Records New Orleans. They also have released their second album with ABC Music/Universal in 2018, "Some Girls Quite Like Country Music". They will be touring Europe and the UK this summer with an all-star cast of backing musicians including award-winning Imogen Clark, and Andrew Wrigglesworth and Laura Coates of the Weeping Willows. Their new album has received critical success already. Haley Craig of the Northern Daily Leader writes: "Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes have built their reputation on storytelling and their latest album is storytelling to the core...Over the past eight years they have released four records, toured Europe and the USA multiple times, shared stages with Americana and country heavyweights and picked up a string of awards. But the stories on "Some Girls (quite) Like Country Music" are ones that have never been told before." JONATHAN BYRD Jonathan Byrd is one of the top 50 songwriters of the last 50 years, says Rich Warren of WFMT in the Chicago Tribune. Scott Alarik of the Boston Globe says, This rootsy North Carolinian may be the most buzzed-about new songwriter in folkdom. He displays John Prine's gift for stark little songs that tell big, complex stories, Guy Clark's lean melodicism, Lyle Lovett's wry mischief, and Bill Morrissey's knack for the revealing image. Byrd grew up singing in the Southern Baptist church, where his father preached and his mother played piano. After four years in the Navy, he returned to home to play in rock bands. It was at an old-time fiddle festival in the mountains of southwest Virginia where his writing began to change. Assimilating the sounds of southern traditional music, Byrd wrote new songs in an ancient style. After 10 years as a full-time touring songwriter and 7 acclaimed albums, it seems this native of Cackalacky is getting the attention he deserves. He has played the Shrewsbury Folk Festival on two occaisons to great acclaim and has frequently toured the UK and Europe.

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Jack Rutter

on Thu, 5 Jul 2018 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8:10pm

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Oli Brown Celebrates Open Road - 10th Anniversary.

on Thu, 5 Jul 2018 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

It is 10 years since the release of Oli Brown's first Blues album, OPEN ROAD and to celebrate Oli is carrying out some selected UK dates which promise to be exciting and will show the reason why so many reviews constantly praise him as a singer, song writer, guitarist and exciting live performer. We, at The Haven Club, are thrilled that he chose us as one of a very few venues. BRITISH BLUES AWARDS WINNER OF: Best Young Artist Best Male Vocalist Best Band Best Album You now have the opportunity to be part of this celebration and see what all the fuss is about. Oli brings a freshness and excitement to every performance PLANET ROCK Puts on a masterful show THE TIMES The hottest young pistol in British Blues MOJO One of the best and brightest guitar heroes CLASSIC ROCK A real talent and should have a great career JOE BONAMASSA

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Oli Brown Celebrates Open Road - 10th Anniversary.

on Thu, 5 Jul 2018 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

It is 10 years since the release of Oli Brown's first Blues album, OPEN ROAD and to celebrate Oli is carrying out some selected UK dates which promise to be exciting and will show the reason why so many reviews constantly praise him as a singer, song writer, guitarist and exciting live performer. We, at The Haven Club, are thrilled that he chose us as one of a very few venues. BRITISH BLUES AWARDS WINNER OF: Best Young Artist Best Male Vocalist Best Band Best Album You now have the opportunity to be part of this celebration and see what all the fuss is about. Oli brings a freshness and excitement to every performance PLANET ROCK Puts on a masterful show THE TIMES The hottest young pistol in British Blues MOJO One of the best and brightest guitar heroes CLASSIC ROCK A real talent and should have a great career JOE BONAMASSA

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Siobhan Wilson

on Thu, 5 Jul 2018 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

Quotes "We played this very track on Monday and, to be honest, the reaction to it was huge. Her voice, that instrumentation, those melodies!" - Lauren Laverne's BBC 6Music Blog Rolling Stone 2017 Siobhan Wilson, There Are No Saints: This Scottish-born prodigy's debut opens with a fever-dream where her voice, sylphlike and airy, is multiplied into a choir, a loping piano guiding along her harmonic cascades and flights of countermelody.

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Deya Duo

on Thu, 5 Jul 2018 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Deya Duo from Flanders, Belgium on soprano saxophone and diatonic accordion Deya are a young Belgian duo who play traditional dance music from all over Europe especially from central France and Brittany but with a wonderfully energetic and lyrical style. After having played as a duo for four years under the name Duo Goossens-Clerbout they went into the studio as Deya. They have now played throughout Europe but especially at the Boombal Festival in their home city of Gent. Their first CD with guest Ward Dhoore on acoustic guitar offers a fresh dance repertoire where it is difficult to stick to one particular style. Their songs have a Breton or Swedish influence, which also reflects in the names of their songs such as "Gavotte of my bones". Deya recently organised a midwinter festival with the Firestarters of Leiden (Simon Gielen together with Nigel Eaton and Dave Shepherd who share a common past in the super group Blowzabella). Thomas Clerbout on soprano saxophone and whistles, and Steven Goossens on diatonic accordion. http://vi.be/deya https://www.facebook.com/DeyaFolk

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The Danberrys

on Thu, 5 Jul 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

One of the hottest acts to emerge from the gutsier underbelly of Nashville's music scene, the soulful pairing of Ben DeBerry and Dorothy Daniel have built a huge fan base on both sides of the Atlantic. with renowned bass player Geoff Henderson, they are one of the main acts for this year's Maverick Americana festival and have won various awards and nominations for Best Americana Album. Their latest release created a huge amount of excitement, attracting glowing praise from the critics. Wonderful (Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2) The sweetest harmonies you ever heard this side of The Everly Brothers ( R2 magazine)

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The Salts - Songs From The Sea

on Fri, 6 Jul 2018 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

The Salts who are one of the most exciting and energetic concepts around performing original material alongside their own interpretations of traditional songs we all know and love. Their live shows have been going down a storm throughout the UK at festivals and venues alike, recent performances include the Tall Ships Festival Greenwich, The Pirate Festival Brixham, Wilton's Music Hall, Crawley Folk Festival and many more. Their debut album 'She Rises' has received rave reviews across the board and continues to get radio plays around the country and abroad. All band feature five seasoned musicians collectively performing a mixture of instruments as well as great harmonies and are guaranteed to get the crowd singing and dancing along. Their new album 'Brave' is due out in 2018. www.thesalts.co.uk

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Luke Tuchscherer & The Penny Dreadfuls

on Fri, 6 Jul 2018 at Bedford Gordon Arms Ents Shed 8:00pm

It's a welcome back to Bedford from the USA for our very own acclaimed singer/songwriter now living in New York City. His second album, Always Be True, was released through Clubhouse on 2 June 2017. The album again received universal critical acclaim, and reached #15 in the UK's Official Country Chart and #25 in the Americana Chart.

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Vikki Clayton

on Fri, 6 Jul 2018 at Chidham Hambrook Village Hall 7:30pm

Doors 7.30pm, onstage 8pm. A welcome home to England show for a singer who upped sticks and moved to New Zealand leaving behind a fabulous legacy of recordings and shows including stepping into the shoes of the late, great, Sandy Denny at Fairport Convention's annual Cropredy Festival.

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Dave Gibb

on Fri, 6 Jul 2018 at Ulverston Sports Club 7:45pm

We are pleased to have back Dave Gibb, one of the most requested and popular performers at the club. This will be Dave's sixth visit to the club, and we look forward to his shows immensely. He is a consummate guitarist, singer and songwriter and all-round entertainer. Over the years, Dave has released nine albums, including the acclaimed Avalon, Blood and Flame, Giggles and his latest, Motherload. Hailing from Wanlockhead in Dumfries and Galloway, Dave describes himself as a left-handed, balding, middle-aged, song-writing folky from Scotland's highest village. Lyrically, Dave is a storyteller and troubadour, determined to maintain the art of storytelling through song. Musically, he draws on both traditional and contemporary sources, especially the finger picking styles of his heroes, and is one of the more accomplished guitarists on the folk circuit. His not too serious songs reflect his somewhat cynical view of the world and its inhabitants. As a result his songs have titles as diverse as The Leaving (about the Highland clearances) and Mentally Degoolified (about the neutering of his cat), and subjects that range from the death of John the Baptist (Caravaggio's Eyes) to what life must have been like as a chamber-pot emptier living on the banks of the Yangtze River (Better Life Next Time). Come along. You'll enjoy this performance.

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Steeleye Span

on Fri, 6 Jul 2018 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

Steeleye Span has been one of the most influential names in British roots music. Members have come and gone over the years, but Steeleye has always remained at the forefront of the genre they helped to define, and, 49 years later the band has become an institution in British music. Even with a career that has brought an incredible, twenty-two studio albums, their history still includes a number of records that stand out as landmarks. 1974's Now We Are Six was one such moment, an album that saw the band expand both their line up to a six piece and with it their sound to explore even further their own unique blend of rock and folk music. A critical and commercial success, the record would provide a home to a number of band classics down the years, including the famous 'Thomas The Rhymer'. With their fiftieth anniversary fast approaching and a work rate to put many younger artists to shame, the band's eighth album in twelve years 2016's Dodgy Bastards saw them return to the folk tales and characters that have always been at the heart of the Steeleye sound with a record that saw the folk rock pioneers continue to draw on stories of murder, religion, incest, skulls, honour killings and tormented spirits to once more create an inspired and dark take on the music of the British Isles. When you come to a Steeleye Span show you can expect to hear many of the familiar classics next to gems both old and new, all delivered with a burning passion and unrivalled experience.

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Ninebarrow

on Fri, 6 Jul 2018 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

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Hillfolk Noir

on Fri, 6 Jul 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Legendary BBC presenter Whispering Bob Harris is a fan and has described their music as amazing. One of the hardest-working bands on the US roots music circuit, Hillfolk Noir have built themselves a huge Stateside following playing what has been described as music filtered through a country-tinged, swampy-swingin', hillbilly-delta- blues-ragtime word machine. Working out of Boise, Idaho, they have won a lot of fans in the UK after six successful tours on this side of the Atlantic. This is what some media folks have said about them: A raggedy, rollicking adrelalin shot fRoots magazine An incandescent car crash of blues, medicine show sensibilities, country and rock 'n' roll Mary Ann Kennedy, BBC Radio 3 Roots music with attitude! RnR (Rock 'n' Reel) magazine The jugband tradition is alive and more than well - they bring a punky, spunky spirit to the blues and old-time Rob Adams, The Herald (Scotland) I love this Ricky Ross, BBC

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Coastal Connections Presents Songwriters At The Chapel

on Fri, 6 Jul 2018 at Lewes Westgate Chapel 7:00pm

Three superb singer songwriters performing at this beautiful, historic venue right in the heart of Lewes. Thomas Paine's Chapel (Westgate) opens its doors for something special. A night of original music from three of the best (hard) working musicians around. Jack Francis In little over a year, Jack Francis has gone from playing his unique brand of Folk/Soul/Americana at small local gigs in his hometown of Southampton, to appearing at major UK festivals such as the Isle Of Wight, Victorious and Stone Free Festival at the O2 Arena. His debut EP 'The Van Wyck Expressway' has been championed by BBC Introducing, as well as receiving national radio play on Tom Robinson's Radio 6 Music show. His self-titled second EP was released at the start of 2017. The lead single 'Play On' was recorded at The Workshop, Notting Hill in late 2016, and was debuted on BBC Introducing shortly after. "Hauntingly wondeful acoustic tunes tinged in old school Americana." - Southampton Music Magazine "Brilliant voice and amazing songwriting talent!" -- BBC Introducing James Baxter At 21 James was travelling across the United States, spending time in studios from Albuquerque to Los Angeles, taking influence from the deserts and wilderness of the Mid West and West Coast. Returning to the U.K, James brought back big influences from across the Atlantic, and blended them with his British-born idols. With nods to the likes of James Taylor, Ryan Adams, Paul McCartney, Elliott Smith, Nick Drake and Paul Simon, this Southampton songwriter is set to showcase the technicolour melody and incessant lyricism of his album in waiting. His first single 'Soap & Water' debuted in the top 10 of the I-Tunes Country charts in late 2017. This summer will see James hit the road to promote his debut release on Mi7 Records. Carlo Woods Estevez As singer and guitarist for the Junkyard Choir, Carlo has been at the forefront of local South Coast contemporary Blues. He will bring his own material performed as a solo, acoustic set. Expect haunting melody and songs that stay with you. Come and join us for the first Coastal Connections gig to hit Lewes and support live, original music.

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Barn Dance With Footdown Ceildh Band

on Fri, 6 Jul 2018 at Sandwich St Mary's Arts Centre 7:00pm

St. Mary's Arts Centre, Sandwich Live Music featuring FOOT DOWN FOLK ROCK CEILIDH BAND with caller GORDON POTTS Real Ale Bar - Superb Homemade Eats. Tickets: £10.00 Adults - £4 under 18s Available at The Admiriral Owen Pub and The Sandwich Shop, Guildhall Square or on the door.

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Luke Jackson

on Fri, 6 Jul 2018 at Cardiff St John's Church, Canton 7:30pm

Luke Jackson is a Singer/Songwriter from Canterbury, Kent, who in 2013 was nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and The Young Folk Category. With a bold, distinctive voice and a sweet, percussive guitar style, Luke is a confident and captivating live performer. He was also winner of Fatea's Male Artist of the Year in both 2014 and 2016. Luke will be joined by the hugely promising folk singer Siobhan McCrudden. Tickets are £10 (plus booking fee) in advance £12 on the door (subject to availability). Tickets are also available in person from Spillers Record shop in Cardiff. Unreserved seating for approximately 200 the rest standing. The concert will finish by 10pm.

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Catfish

on Fri, 6 Jul 2018 at Worcester Marr's Bar 8:00pm

British Blues Award winners Catfish have carved a reputation for themselves as an excellent live band with a phenomenal frontman in 23 year old guitarist/vocalist Matt Long who plays with a real passion for the blues. Over 2 years they received 5 nominations in the British Blues Awards and they have just been nominated for four UK blues awards. Both their albums have reached no 1 in the IBBA Blues Airplay Charts They have just completed a very successful tour of Holland and have a further four European tours already booked for 2018, along with an impressive set of UK dates all over the country already in the diary. Their album Broken Man has just been voted album of the year by the Independent Blues Broadcasters Association. 'Catfish are one of the finest live bands in Britain today. The quality of musicianship is outstanding and in Matt Long, they have one of the greatest young guitarists on the scene today' Blues Matters Magazine August 2017. https://youtu.be/nUxtOL_JZRw https://youtu.be/P8YPSfcrDdc https://youtu.be/BChWjkjtRLs https://youtu.be/i1pbjgEJtrA

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Miller Anderson Dave Mattacks Bob Brookes & The Juice

on Fri, 6 Jul 2018 at Worthing The John Selden Public House 7:30pm

DAVE MATTACKS OF FAIRPORT CONVENTION FAME JOINS MILLER ANDERSON BOB BROOKES & THE JUICE FOR UK GIG! David James "Dave" Mattacks (born 13 March 1948, Edgware, Middlesex, England) is an English rock and folk drummer. Best known for his work with Fairport Convention, Mattacks has also worked both as a session musician and as a performance artist. Apart from playing the drums, he is also a versed keyboard player and occasionally played the bass guitar on studio recordings.[1][2] He began as a trainee piano-tuner before taking up the drums. He played with several jazz bands before joining the British folk rock band Fairport Convention in August 1969, with whom he worked on and off until 1997.[3] In 1998, he moved to Marblehead, Massachusetts, United States, where he is a sought-after studio musician, record producer, and member of the band Super Genius, while still touring regularly with various acts in the UK, Europe and Australia. Miller Anderson Apart from pursuing his own solo career, he was a member of the Keef Hartley Band. Other groups Anderson has been associated with are; the Spencer Davis Group, Broken Glass, The Dukes, Mountain, Savoy Brown, T.Rex and Chicken Shack.[1] In early 2006, he joined The British Blues Quintet with Maggie Bell, Zoot Money, Colin Hodgkinson and Colin Allen. In the Spring of 2016 Miller returned to the studio and in July 2016 released a new album of 12 original tracks Through The Mill Bob Brookes Along with The Desperate Dan Band Bob has worked with and supported some of the most credible names in the business, either collectively or individually The Juice are: Jeremy Sherman / Lap steel Jim Barr / Bass Frazer Wigg/ Keyboards Marianne Hiller-Brook / Percussion The Band take to the stage at 8.30pm Doors 7.30pm More information at www.voodookitchen.co.uk

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The Fobo Jug Band

on Fri, 6 Jul 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

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

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Belzebub At Bingham Folk Club

on Fri, 6 Jul 2018 at Bingham Rugby Club Pavilion 8:00pm

Belzebub is a group of talented and experienced musicians, who specialise in the music of England, Scotland, Ireland and America. The band members have been performing folk songs and dance tunes for over 30 years and have a wealth of experience, which they put into practice at folk clubs and ceilidhs. The band were last with us a couple of years ago and gave a great evening - so this return visit is very welcome!

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Barn Dance With Footdown Ceildh Band

on Fri, 6 Jul 2018 at Sandwich St Mary's Arts Centre 7:00pm

St. Mary's Arts Centre, Sandwich Live Music featuring FOOT DOWN FOLK ROCK CEILIDH BAND with caller GORDON POTTS Real Ale Bar - Superb Homemade Eats. Tickets: £10.00 Adults - £4 under 18s Available at The Admiriral Owen Pub and The Sandwich Shop, Guildhall Square or on the door.

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Hannah Johnson & The Broken Hearts

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

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

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Big Mamma's Door

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

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

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Riverside Parks Music

on Sat, 7 Jul 2018 at Stony Stratford York House Centre 7:30pm

RIVERSIDE PARKS MUSIC Saturday, 7th July, 2018, from 8.00pm to 10.30pm. York House Centre, London Road, Stony Stratford, MK11 1JQ Lovely music for a summer evening. Supporting the Riverside Fair let's keep it free for the children Fund raising for Riverside Parks Group to support the annual Riverside Fair keeping this free for children and their families, part of StonyLive! Taking part: Flute Music, Hope in High Water, Borderline Crossing More details at https://www.facebook.com/StonyRPG/ DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm when York House's charming and efficient volunteers with help you assuage your thirst with real ale and other liquids. Proceeds from the bar to York House's community and arts projects. For more information visit www.york-house.org.uk.

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Backyard Concert : Cook250 All Stars Night!

on Sat, 7 Jul 2018 at Whitby Sanders Yard Bistro 7:00pm

An incredible evening of Sea Songs,Shanties & Music of The Sea with some fine exponents of the genre. Sea Shanties, Folk Songs of the Sea all served up with a sea themed menu from our hosts Sophie & Brian Senior of Sanders Yard Bistro

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An Evening With Chris Leslie Of Fairport Convention

on Sat, 7 Jul 2018 at Adderbury St Mary's Church 7:00pm

Chris Leslie Concert in Adderbury Church July 7th 2018 Multi-instrumentalist and songwriter with Fairport Convention Chris Leslie is performing a one off solo acoustic concert in the beautiful setting of Adderbury church to raise funds for Friends of St Mary's Adderbury which oversees the much needed ongoing repairs to this ancient building which has a long history of music concerts. Chris will be performing songs from his solo albums as well as those he has written for Fairport, together with a few jigs, reels, and airs plus the occasional Native American Flute melody and Hardanger Fiddle tune.

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Sheer Music Present... 3 Daft Monkeys

on Sat, 7 Jul 2018 at Trowbridge The Village Pump 8:00pm

Doors 8pm 8.45 - 9.15 - support 9.30 - 10.30 - 3 Daft Monkeys £10 adv. £12 otd. http://www.sheermusic.co.uk/

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Edwina Hayes And Flossie Malavialle

on Sun, 8 Jul 2018 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:00pm

Plough folk favourites Edwina and Flossie have enjoyed solo gigs in Torrington but join forces for a very special night of Americana, folk, blues and jazz.

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Wizz Jones

on Sun, 8 Jul 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Wizz Jones Acoustic Guitarist, Singer Songwriter and Bluesman. "Inspired by hearing Big Bill Broonzy and Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Wizz Jones learnt his guitar licks from the likes of Davy Graham and Long John Baldry whilst playing in the coffee bars of London's Soho in the late 1950's. He then followed the time-honoured buskers' trail from the streets of Paris to the markets of Marrakech during the early 1960's and returned to Britain with a unique acoustic guitar style, an eclectic repertoire and a 'right hand worthy of Broonzy'! John Renbourn, Clapton and Keith Richards have all named him as an important early influence and in May 2012 Bruce Springsteen opened his Berlin show with Wizz's song 'When I Leave Berlin'. After more than 50 years 'on the road' Wizz continues to tour on the Acoustic Folk and Blues circuit.

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Yaz Fentazi & Robyn Hemmings

on Sun, 8 Jul 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Yaz Fentazi and Robyn Hemmings perform and give the audience a magical sense of 'travelling' in their minds with their very colourful and rich music that draws on the vast traditions of jazz, blues, classical and North African/Middle Eastern music.  Built around their original compositions, the duo's irresistible grooves and vibrant full sound create a sizzling party atmosphere. They have appeared many times on BBC radio and TV, have performed at festivals including Glastonbury, Womad and the Ealing jazz festival as well as internationally.    Yaz Fentazi composes in his own words a blend of traditional with modern music. It is a uniquely clever and contemporary style of North African fusion, coming from a long tradition of absorbing influences. (SEN Magazine) The Guardian has described Fentazi's compositions as having breadth and atmosphere, and his oud soloing, which recalls the drive and dynamism of world oud star Anouar Brahem, is often stunning,. (Guardian).

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Mitchell And Vincent

on Sun, 8 Jul 2018 at Winchester The Hyde Tavern 5:00pm

Its the Hyde Tavern's annual beer festival and entertaining the swaying masses will be Mitchell and Vincent. David Mitchell and Graham Vincent are a folk duo from Dorset and Somerset who bring traditional and contemporary styles on Fiddle and Guitar to folk tunes and songs from around the British Isles with their own varied arrangements and great foot-tapping folk music. They first met playing in a ceilidh band, based in the South West of England, and found out that coincidentally they had both trained as Luthiers (instrument makers) (David plays a guitar he has made and Graham now makes violins). So, with shared musical tastes and wanting to make more music, they started playing a few gigs as a duo during 2012. They have enjoyed playing ever since and now perform around 100 concerts a year. Mitchell and Vincent have performed at a whole variety of festivals, events and concerts around the UK and abroad as well as in their native West Country, including established popular events such as Glastonbury Festival, Beverley Folk Festival, Broadstairs Folk Week, Bath Folk and International Festivals, Oxford Folk Weekend and Wimborne Minster Folk Festival. They have also supported renowned musicians such as Tim Edey (a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winner), Archie Fisher MBE, Jackie Oates and Kate Rusby as well as Ralph McTell and Wizz Jones.

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Softlysoftly Presents Leo & Stef + Roisin Mcneill + Horizontal Pixies

on Sun, 8 Jul 2018 at London Kiss The Sky 2:45pm

PLEASE NOTE, this event is ADULTS ONLY - no children allowed in the bar. Buy a ticket in advance if you want to guarantee a seat, Tickets available at the door too at £4, but no seat guaranteed. Deliciously chilled unplugged acoustic music to charm you on a Crouch End Sunday afternoon. LEO & STEF Leo was only 15 last time he played at SoftlySoftly and he blew us away with his songwriting - now he's a couple of years older and has some more songs to play with his dad (Stef owns the Kiss The Sky, so if you've been to SoftlySoftly before you'll have seen him behind the bar). It's going to be stunning. ROISIN MCNEILL Roisin sometimes plays with a band, Newton Country, but she's giving us a solo set at SoftlySoftly and bringing some gentle Americana to the session. newtoncountry.co.uk/ HORIZONTAL PIXIES Who could forget Perkelt, the alternative speed-folk trio? Well, here's a treat, Stepan, Perkelt's guitarist and singer, is coming along with his fiddle playing friend under his Horizontal Pixies guise, to give us some alternative pyschadelic folk. We know you'll love it! https://www.facebook.com/pg/Steppyguitar As usual doors open at 2.45, with music starting at 3pm and continuing until 5pm (After 5pm the bar opens its doors to non-paying general public, with happy hour till 7pm, 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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Andrew Peterson

on Sun, 8 Jul 2018 at Sheffield The Crowded House Church 7:30pm

https://www.andrew-peterson.com/ Refreshments available. Andrew Peterson's twenty years of creative output as a songwriter and novelist has served to articulate and shape the longings of hundreds of thousands of fans, turning and training their desires towards eternal things. His poetic and theologically rich expressions have been always honest, sometimes painful, ever restless, ever hopeful, ever human. He is the rare artist who clearly sees his talent, not as a reason for pride and self-promotion, but as a thing he is given primarily to steward in the service of others. "Resurrection Letters, Vol. I is a celebration of what Christ saved us for. My hope is that these songs kindle a new longing not only in hearts, but down to our very bones and sinewsa tangible longing that we were made for this, for this coming redemption, for God dwelling with his people in a more profound way than he did even in the garden. Come and enjoy a soul-stirring evening.

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Andrew Peterson

on Sun, 8 Jul 2018 at Sheffield The Crowded House Church 7:30pm

https://www.andrew-peterson.com/ Refreshments available. Andrew Peterson's twenty years of creative output as a songwriter and novelist has served to articulate and shape the longings of hundreds of thousands of fans, turning and training their desires towards eternal things. His poetic and theologically rich expressions have been always honest, sometimes painful, ever restless, ever hopeful, ever human. He is the rare artist who clearly sees his talent, not as a reason for pride and self-promotion, but as a thing he is given primarily to steward in the service of others. "Resurrection Letters, Vol. I is a celebration of what Christ saved us for. My hope is that these songs kindle a new longing not only in hearts, but down to our very bones and sinewsa tangible longing that we were made for this, for this coming redemption, for God dwelling with his people in a more profound way than he did even in the garden. Come and enjoy a soul-stirring evening.

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Kitchman/schmidt 'as Long As Songbirds Sing' - Food Bank Charity Concert

on Sun, 8 Jul 2018 at London St Augustine's Church 3:45pm

Sylvia Schmidt is a local musician and music teacher in Honor Oak Park. Volunteering at Russell Trust Food Bank since last October she soon came to know about the shortages in donations the trust has to compensate for during summer. Joined by a small group of passionate local musicians Sylvia decided to organise this community concert with all proceedings being donated to the Food Bank. The concert will feature: Sylvia Schmidt (vox) & James Kitchman (git) Two compelling improvisers emerging from London's jazz scene, James Kitchman (UK) & Sylvia Schmidt (DE) are an accomplished guitar-vocal duo. Originally drawn together by the richness and variety of the jazz tradition, they have recently explored more diverse sources of inspiration, including Anglo-American folk ballads of the Appalachian mountains. Their sound embraces the dynamic tension between forces of preservation and transformation, creating a space in which the haunting beauty of nostalgia and irresistibility of change intersect. Find out more at: https://jameskitchman.com/kitchmanschmidt/ Maria Chiara Argiró (p) & Jamie Leeming (git) A meeting of kindred spirits, the music of pianist Maria Chiara Argirò and guitarist Jamie Leeming is a dialogue between two unique artists. Their repertoire spans their core influences, which include jazz, latin, classical and folk music, along with brand new compositions written for the project. Find out more at: www.mariachiaramusic.com & http://www.jamieleeming.com/ Doors: 3:45pm, Music from 4:00pm Tickets: £10 adv, £12odt, £6 concession Additional donations can be made to: https://www.trusselltrust.org/make-a-donation/

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Kitchman/schmidt 'as Long As Songbirds Sing' - Food Bank Charity Concert

on Sun, 8 Jul 2018 at London St Augustine's Church 3:45pm

Sylvia Schmidt is a local musician and music teacher in Honor Oak Park. Volunteering at Russell Trust Food Bank since last October she soon came to know about the shortages in donations the trust has to compensate for during summer. Joined by a small group of passionate local musicians Sylvia decided to organise this community concert with all proceedings being donated to the Food Bank. The concert will feature: Sylvia Schmidt (vox) & James Kitchman (git) Two compelling improvisers emerging from London's jazz scene, James Kitchman (UK) & Sylvia Schmidt (DE) are an accomplished guitar-vocal duo. Originally drawn together by the richness and variety of the jazz tradition, they have recently explored more diverse sources of inspiration, including Anglo-American folk ballads of the Appalachian mountains. Their sound embraces the dynamic tension between forces of preservation and transformation, creating a space in which the haunting beauty of nostalgia and irresistibility of change intersect. Find out more at: https://jameskitchman.com/kitchmanschmidt/ Maria Chiara Argiró (p) & Jamie Leeming (git) A meeting of kindred spirits, the music of pianist Maria Chiara Argirò and guitarist Jamie Leeming is a dialogue between two unique artists. Their repertoire spans their core influences, which include jazz, latin, classical and folk music, along with brand new compositions written for the project. Find out more at: www.mariachiaramusic.com & http://www.jamieleeming.com/ Doors: 3:45pm, Music from 4:00pm Tickets: £10 adv, £12odt, £6 concession Additional donations can be made to: https://www.trusselltrust.org/make-a-donation/

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Archie Fisher

on Mon, 9 Jul 2018 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Archie Fisher

on Mon, 9 Jul 2018 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Terra Lightfoot

on Mon, 9 Jul 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Whether you're talking about her as a songwriter, guitarist or vocalist, one thing is indisputable: Terra Lightfoot is a ferocious talent. 2015's Every Time My Mind Runs Wild marked the artist's arrival as a striking songwriter and compelling live performer. 2017brought two new albums: the orchestral collaboration Live in Concert and her third studio album, New Mistakes. On the latter, Lightfoot offers up something rare: the kind of genuine document that can only come from a road-tested breed of songwriter and performer. Shot through with the guitarist-vocalist's powerful, bluesy soul, vivid lyrics and ferocious six-string virtuosity, it's an unforgettable outing one that has won praise from the likes of No Depression, Pop Matters, Guitar Player, Twangville, and The Boot, and earned a nomination for a 2018 JUNO Award for Adult Alternative Album of the Year. Terra has toured the UK multiple times in the last two years, will come to the UK fresh from a six-week run supporting The Posies on their US tour dates, and closes out her summer supporting the legendary Willie Nelson on a Toronto date. If you haven't seen Terra Lightfoot perform live, then do yerself a favour and get a ticket next time she's in town. Lightfoot is the total package: she can write a hooky tune, rip through a blistering guitar solo and sing the hell out of any song she likes. CBC Music "Canada's Terra Lightfoot has a huge voice and a big and gutsy guitar tone to match." Guitar Player Ms. Lightfoot's voice is as dominant as ever, straddling Memphis soul and urban blues with ease, and boy... can she write a song No Depression New Mistakes is Lightfoot's most accomplished music yet" PopMatters

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Danny Mcmahon

on Mon, 9 Jul 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Danny McMahon blends his authentic country lyrical content and melodic sound with a modern pop influenced production. Comparisons to currently prominent artists such as Brett Young and Florida Georgia Line are unmistakable, but a classic feel similar to that of the Rascal Flatts is brought to the fore with a sound that is melodic, radio friendly and filled with catchy choruses. Danny's music "really taps into the trends of the US country market with his own brand of mainstream, country-radio orientated material" (Your life in a song). "Undoubtedly one of the best sets from a newcomer" (W21music).

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Luke Tuchscherer + Amelia White

on Tue, 10 Jul 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ LUKE TUCHSCHERER is a critically acclaimed British singer/songwriter now based in New York City. Don't miss him as he returns to the UK for a select few dates to support fantastic new album Pieces. "Tuchscherer can not only compete with the best British singer/songwriters but also with the top international alt.country acts." Heaven Magazine (Netherlands) The literacy of his lyrics and the superb arrangements lift the album above many who could be considered his peers. But his greatest strengths are the warmth and quality of a voice that ensures and the incredible melodies that are so catchy they will have listeners mistakenly thinking they he can master any emotion he wishes perfect for his take on country music are familiar with them. American Roots UK "One of the finer new singer/songwriters of today." Rob Bleetstein, Americana Radio Chart founder ----------------------------- Don't think too much, people is the spoken word snippet that begins the title track of AMELIA WHITE's newest album, The Rhythm of the Rain. It's a flippant warning, a half-joke, a sideways call-to-arms that announces a casual subversion threading through these rollicking 9 songs from the opening explosion of summer sunshine, through the heat of lust and addiction, landing with a glance at politics and fate while the window is still wide open, warm breeze blowing in the late afternoon. Amelia White asks us to not take it all so seriously and, at the same time, shows us how critical it all is: love, fate, death, grief, politics, which isn't surprising considering that White made this record in the four days between her Mother's funeral and her own wedding. The Rhythm of the Rain digs deep. Her well worn smokey pipes deliver a rawness you'd expect from mining that liminal space between grief and joy. "Amelia White's voice has the craggy, jagged grit and pain of Lucinda Williams at her best but it also has a sweetness that Ms Williams doesn't possess. Allied to White's gift for melody, some mighty fine playing from her musicians and songs that can go toe to toe with anyone and you have an album that, even this early, is going to be one of the best of the year. Maverick

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Martyn Joseph

on Wed, 11 Jul 2018 at Abington The Wee Gig 7:30pm

Martyn's only Solo Scottish tour this Summer will be an intimate 'Wee Gig' in front of only 40 fans. Don't delay, tickets will fly. Martyn will be on stage at 8:15pm.

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Martha Spencer & Frank Rische

on Wed, 11 Jul 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Martha Spencer and Frank Rische are an American roots duo hailing from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and Nashville, Tennessee. Both grew up in musical families and began performing at a young age. They met at a fiddlers convention in Mount Airy, NC and hit it off after singing George Jones' Color of the Blues together, and then an all night jam of old time and bluegrass picking and grinning. Their shows combine a love of old and new with country duet singing, fancy flatpicking, old time banjo and fiddle , energetic dancing and a healthy dose of original numbers. Martha grew up in the Appalachian mountains into the Spencer family, one with a long tradition of old time fiddlers, banjo pickers, singers, dancers and instrument makers. She grew up going with her folks to little mountain dance halls, flatfooting from the time she could walk. She learned to play fiddle, guitar, clawhammer banjo, bass and a few other instruments from her mom and dad and other folks in the mountain music community. Martha also loves songwriting and has written and recorded a lot of original numbers. She performs in many groups including the Whitetop Mountain Band, Spencer Branch and the Old Time Country Roadshow and has toured across the USA, Australia, UK, New Zealand, Ireland and Canada playing such venues as Merlefest, the Smithsonian, the Kennedy Center, the National Folk Festival and Song of the Mountains PBS show. She's also been recognized for her Appalachian dancing and demonstrated and led many dance workshops at many festivals. Martha is also active with several projects like the Junior Appalachian Musicians program, Radio Bristol, the Backroads of America Show, Mountain Music Magazine and the Albert Hash Memorial Stringband program for youth. Frank was born in a motorhome on the way to a gig and grew up playing bluegrass with his family on the road, gigging everywhere from Texas to Branson to Myrtle Beach before settling in Nashville in 2000. His family band was discovered by Cowboy Jack Clements; they began performing a lot in downtown Nashville and eventually recorded a country album for Sony as Jypsi. Frank currently also tours with his sister, Lillie Mae, the Old Time Country Roadshow and with several other groups. He's performed with various bands at everywhere from the Grand Ole Opry, Hardly Strictly, and Bonnaroo to The Late Night Show and Conan O' Brien. Frank also has been a part of several Nashville recordings on guitar and harmony vocals with artists such as Miranda Lambert, Jim Lauderdale, Leann Womack, and Ronnie Milsap to name a few. Listeners have described Martha and Frank as going together like peaches and cream, Sonny and Cher, peas and carrots and Johnny and June. Both love music and it's a huge part of their lives and vey evident in their performances together.

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Porchlight Smoker

on Thu, 12 Jul 2018 at East Grinstead The Dorset Arms 7:30pm

Porchlight Smoker are a UK based band playing a mixture of American roots-based music, blended with their own take on folk and country. Guitar, banjo, mandolin, lapsteel and double bass accompany four voices singing hoarse but heavenly harmonies

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Heidi Talbot & John Mccusker

on Thu, 12 Jul 2018 at London Kings Place 8:00pm

Two of folk music's most highly regarded and celebrated musicians, John McCusker and Heidi Talbot, are joining forces for the first time as a duo. 2018 will see Heidi and John celebrate their tenth year as musical partners with a new EP released in November on Under One Sky Records and an extensive UK & European tour. John has produced Heidi's last three albums. They have both toured all over the globe in each others live bands but this will be the first time the pair collaborate exclusively as a duo. In celebration of his 25th Anniversary as a professional musician, John McCusker released Hello, Goodbye on April 29th 2016 and embarked on an extensive UK & European tour. John has long been renowned for his skill at transcending musical boundaries: striving to keep his music fresh and exciting, never leaving the past behind but always embracing new sonic adventures. Since 2008, he has been a member of Mark Knopfler's band, playing arenas around the world including a double bill with Bob Dylan at The Hollywood Bowl and 20 nights at the Royal Albert Hall. Over the past ten years Heidi Talbot has performed both as a solo artist and with the world famous group Cherish The Ladies all over North and South America, the UK and Europe, Australia and New Zealand performing in the finest concert halls and international festivals. She is equally at home in front of a symphony orchestra, a performing arts centre, a folk festival or even at the White House. Heidi has been nominated for Folk Singer of the year and Best Traditional Song by BBC Radio 2, Best Live Act by the Scottish Traditional Music Awards and Best Female Vocalist at The Irish Music Awards. 'One of the UK's most gifted and versatile musicians in any genre, John McCusker is equally in demand as a multi instrumentalist, producer and composer'. Guardian 'Simply vocal heaven' The Sunday Times 'A voice that's both awestruck and tender' The New York Times

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Billy Branch & Giles Robson

on Thu, 12 Jul 2018 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:30pm

We are thrilled to have the amazing 3 Time Grammy Nominee Billy Branch back again, after the party we had last year which ended up with 6 harmonica players onstage with him, we could not refuse when asked! Giles Robson and his stunning band will again be hosting. Billy Branch has become a beacon and model for his times, as an artist, and social/cultural activist. Billy Branch is a Blues man; Billy Branch is the Blues! Blues Producer, Chicago Beau Billy's ability to bring personal conviction to everything he plays sets him apart from many of his contemporaries . David Whiteis, Author and Music Critic / Chicago Reader Billy Branch can effortlessly segue from vintage Little Walter to thoroughly up-to-the-minute funky blues without dropping a beat. Bill Dahl, Author and music critic More info: http://www.billybranch.com/ www.gilesrobson.com/

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Billy Branch & Giles Robson

on Thu, 12 Jul 2018 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:30pm

We are thrilled to have the amazing 3 Time Grammy Nominee Billy Branch back again, after the party we had last year which ended up with 6 harmonica players onstage with him, we could not refuse when asked! Giles Robson and his stunning band will again be hosting. Billy Branch has become a beacon and model for his times, as an artist, and social/cultural activist. Billy Branch is a Blues man; Billy Branch is the Blues! Blues Producer, Chicago Beau Billy's ability to bring personal conviction to everything he plays sets him apart from many of his contemporaries . David Whiteis, Author and Music Critic / Chicago Reader Billy Branch can effortlessly segue from vintage Little Walter to thoroughly up-to-the-minute funky blues without dropping a beat. Bill Dahl, Author and music critic More info: http://www.billybranch.com/ www.gilesrobson.com/

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Vikki Clayton

on Thu, 12 Jul 2018 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Making her first full-scale British tour since moving to New Zealand a decade ago, Vikki is a great entertainer who was once a regular and popular guest at the Black Swan and many other venues. Celebrated as both a solo artist and for her folk-rock work with Fairport Convention and others, she is a truly superb vocalist with a rich repertoire of originals, covers and traditional English songs. We are delighted to see her back in England.

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Vikki Clayton

on Thu, 12 Jul 2018 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Making her first full-scale British tour since moving to New Zealand a decade ago, Vikki is a great entertainer who was once a regular and popular guest at the Black Swan and many other venues. Celebrated as both a solo artist and for her folk-rock work with Fairport Convention and others, she is a truly superb vocalist with a rich repertoire of originals, covers and traditional English songs. We are delighted to see her back in England.

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Blues Night Feat Blue Touch

on Thu, 12 Jul 2018 at Bracknell Acoustic Couch 7:30pm

Never shy to break away from the formulaic or cliché, Blue Touch are less about a Texas shuffle or waking up this morning and more about getting out, having a good time and enjoying what you do. They have been in existence in a number of guises since 2001 but this line up the one that brings together all the elements needed to ensure they maintain their reputation as one of the top live acts on the blues circuit playing at many festivals and clubs over the years.

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New Roots: Benedict Benjamin (full Band Show)

on Thu, 12 Jul 2018 at London Paper Dress Vintage 7:30pm

NEW ROOTS & FOLKLORE PRESENT - BENEDICT BENJAMIN Playing tonight with his full band, Benedict Benjamin is Ben Rubinstein, formerly of The Mariner's Children and Peggy Sue (Wichita Records). His debut album 'Night Songs' is a collection of timeless compositions recorded in a series of churches, bedrooms and kitchens across London and Kent with producer Dan Blackett (Landshapes, Bella Union). Benjamin is first and foremost a songwriter versed in the classical traditions of the form, capable of crafting both operatic crescendo and lullaby-like stillness shot through with the heartbreaking swoon of Roy Orbison, the soothing harmonies of the Everly Brothers and the honesty of Jeff Tweedy. His songs undercut the dream-like beauty of early 60s pop music with lyrics both frank and poetic. In September 2017 he and his band played the prestigious Green Man Festival. His forthcoming second album will be released in early 2018. WATCH BENEDICT BENJAMIN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zS4-K33zko www.newrootsevents.com http://folkloreuk.com/

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Earl Thomas

on Thu, 12 Jul 2018 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 6:30pm

Earl's debut show here at TLR back in July 2016 will go down in history as one of our greatest ever. In fact, one of the ecstatic crowd that night told us he'd seen all of the great artists of the last 40 years, including Bruce Springsteen, but that Earl Thomas was the best he'd ever seen; some tribute! Since that first show, Earl has been touring the globe, playing huge festivals and shows across the US, Europe and recording in Brazil. We're delighted that we've managed to grab him on a short space before a German festival date and three consecutive shows at Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival. One of the all-time great voices and truly sensational live performer, Earl Thomas is simply about as good as it gets. His music is black roots music--the blues, updated for the 21st century or, as he calls it, talking to the ancestors and, indeed, the album shows the singer's strong connection to his cultural roots. He comes from a long line of musicians and singers who were slaves and sharecroppers. His father was a bluesman and his mother was a gospel singer. "I was listening to Old Negro Spirituals in the womb," says Thomas. "I have the blues vocabulary in my genetics." And he is no stranger to the spotlight, he made his European debut in Switzerland at the 1992 Montreux Jazz Festival and been amazing audiences around the globe and earning plaudits from the industry ever since. Recognized as one of the top blues artists in the world, the twice Grammy nominated Thomas has seen his songs covered by icons Etta James, Solomon Burke, and Sir Tom Jones. The Best Of Blues calls him the most important blues voice of his generation and the Lithuania Times says, the blues has finally found its Freddie Mercury! Earl Thomas is talking loud to his ancestors.

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Reina Del Cid

on Thu, 12 Jul 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Part singer-songwriter, part rock band, you can find Reina del Cid at the intersection of lyrical storytelling and scorching solos. After building a devoted online following as a solo artist, Del Cid teamed up with instrumentalists Toni Lindgren, Andrew Foreman, and Nate Babbs to develop a sound with broad appeal, drawing in mixed crowds from jamheads to college students to white haired intelligentsia. In January of last year, Del Cid released a music video for the song "Death Cap," filmed in Iceland and directed by the band's longtime creative collaborator, Jason Ho. Their music has been featured by Paste Magazine, NPR, and Baeble Music, and their new release, Rerun City is out now!

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Wonkydonk Festival

on Fri, 13 Jul 2018 at Lytchett Matravers Halls Road Farm 12:00pm

Now on its 8th year, this sellout festival presents music to its original style of all things roots, that's to say we have strings vibrating and hands clapping with no help from computers and plastic fantastic machines. Keeping it real :)

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Chris Cleverley

on Fri, 13 Jul 2018 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Award winning Songwriter and guitarist Chris Cleverley is renowned for his ability to draw audiences to the edge of their seats with hauntingly delivered tales of ghost women, lonesome clock towers, lovelorn mariners and hospital beds. Chris has crafted a reputation as a songwriter of singular ability with characteristic original and traditional material that has resonated deeply with audiences up and down the UK. His unique brand of contemporary folk contrasts the calming, pastoral influence of a childhood spent roaming the foothills of the Brecon Beacons and Cornish coastlines, with the anxious frenzy of an urban mind shaped by 29 years in the UK's bustling second city. The raw and at times unsettling honesty of his lyricism is said to sit curiously over the delicate intricacy of his fingerstyle guitar and banjo. With guitar playing ancestry pulsing through his veins, Chris is fast gaining the accolade of being among the most masterful players on the scene. Continuing the legacy of his heroes such as Nic Jones and John Renbourn his playing style faithfully captures the essence of the folk revival and its musical heavyweights. Chris' critically acclaimed debut album 'Apparitions' sailed into The Telegraph's top 70 folk albums of 2015, while the leading publications of the national music press such as Acoustic Magazine, fRoots, R2, Maverick and Folk Radio UK encouraged readers to keep a close eye. Since winning Bristol Folk Festival's 2014 'Isambard Folk Award', Chris' national presence has grown exponentially, gracing BBC radio airwaves and the stages of top UK folk festivals. Chris can be seen touring the UK Folk Clubs, Arts Centres and Concert Venues with his dynamic solo live sound which he will be bringing to the Chapel Arts Centre for a memorable evening of music, as part of a 2018 headline tour. Minnie Birch Minnie Birch is a singer song writer of alternative acoustic music. She creates dark little ditties. She has toured the UK extensively including prestige support slots with the legendary Joan Armatrading and taken her trips further afield to tour in America, Iceland, France, Brussels and Germany in the last two years. She was highlighted by Buzzfeed as one of the top 34 singer-songwriters in the UK. 2015 saw the release of her new album 'Floundering' which gained critical praise and support through local and national media throughout the UK with air play on BBC Radio 1, Radio 2 and BBC 6 music.

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Wonkydonk Regular Live In Pass

on Fri, 13 Jul 2018 at Lytchett Matravers Halls Road Farm 12:00pm

This pass allows you to park in the regular live in vehicles area during Wonkydonk. A regular live in vehicle space is 8m x 3m so you'll only be able to park a vehicle WITHOUT an awning/windbreak.

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Wonkydonk Large Live In Pass

on Fri, 13 Jul 2018 at Lytchett Matravers Halls Road Farm 12:00pm

This vehicle pass allows a large camper/van with awning/windbreak to be parked in the LARGE live in vehicle area.

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Harri Endersby

on Fri, 13 Jul 2018 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

The Big Comfy Bookshop proudly presents the award winning acoustic evening 'Comfy & Acoustic'. Intimate performances from the best UK (and beyond) musicians covering folk, Americana, singer-songwriters and roots Harri Endersby From acoustic to electronic, Harri Endersby blurs the lines of the folk genre, drawing inspiration from both contemporary and traditional music, as well as the rugged landscape of County Durham, the place that she calls home. Her debut album Homes/Lives, released in February 2017, has impressed critics around the country and she has had tracks played on BBC Radio 6, Radio Scotland, and Radio Wales. Homes/Lives presents a transition in style, beginning with acoustic, stripped-back tracks whilst gradually introducing electronic instrumentation and beats as the album progresses. At live gigs, Harri is joined by husband Rich, who also plays guitar and percussion. Tom Hyatt Tom's songwriting began to take form while studying Physics and Philosophy at Oxford: I'd emerge bleary-eyed from the library post-midnight ready for bed, but head first to the college chapel piano to sing into the darkness. After years distilling reality down to its fundamental parts, Lancashire-grown Hyatt headed to London in search of the long neglected right-side of the brain. Martin guitar in hand, the capital's clubs and folk rooms soon reverberated with his original compositions. A reputation for captivating live shows began to grow amongst his contemporaries, as old habits lead Hyatt to distil the singer/songwriter down to it's most compelling roots. With performances at the likes of the National Portrait Gallery, Danny Boyle's Shuffle Festival and Bestival, it was Spiritual Bar in Camden that would prove to be the best fit for Hyatt's mind and music. It's unique authenticity and eclectic scene of rock, folk and blues musicians honed Hyatt's craft, captured on his debut live album, Live at Spiritual (2017). Lucy Grubb Inspired by the likes of Johnny Cash, Lucy's understated guitar rhythms and Country trilled vocal melodies hark back to tried and tested traditional Country song writing, expressing grief, sorrow and heartbreak. Although lacking life experience, Lucy takes her own emotional turmoil and communicates it through gripping lyrical content and storytelling. One cannot help but wonder where some of those lyrics are coming from, she's obviously another 'old soul' with a huge talent for expressive songwriting. - Richard Shashamane With nods to songwriter Paul Simon, Lucy focuses on writing about the truth in a way that sets her apart from other songwriters. Like Simon, Lucy often likes to add a spin to the tone of her lyrics, sometimes witty or sarcastic to enhance the storytelling experience. Ultimately what makes her songs stand out is the ability to take them and create meaning unique to the individual. Stage Times Harri Endersby 9.45-10.30 Tom Hyatt 8.50-9.30 Lucy Grubb 8.00-8.35 The bookshop bar will be open serving hot and cold drinks, wine and beer plus snacks. No other food or drink to be brought into the premises. For details of the bookshop please visit www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk www.facebook.com/thebigcomfybookshop www.twitter.com/bigcomfybooks www.instagram.com/bigcomfybooks www.bigcomfysessions.com NOTE: If you are late you'll have to wait for the acts to finish their set/song to avoid interrupting the performance

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Paul Lamb And The Kingsnakes

on Fri, 13 Jul 2018 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:30pm

After four decades on the blues highways, Paul Lamb has cemented both his reputation as the UKs foremost blues harmonica master, and that of his band the Kingsnakes. With support from Exeter's Junkyard Angels, this promises to be a superb night of blues played by a two bands for whom playing the music right, is nothing short of a religion.

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Arkansas Dave

on Fri, 13 Jul 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- It's a romantic cliché to find an escape in music and the blues, but living that life is a different matter. Ask Dave about growing up in a broken home, with fundamental Christianity on one side, and crippling drug-addiction on the other, and you can see in his eyes that this is no easy ride, and that at times music really was his only friend. After High School, Arkansas Dave played in bands, funding his music with a succession of jobs where he had to find his feet quickly from bus boy to assembly-worker in a trash-bag factory. His wake up call came at the edge of a breakdown with a cataclysmic weekend epiphany. He headed home for a rare visit, and was persuaded to play a few songs to his family. The response he got from his grandfather sent his mind racing, only for him to find out the next week that his grandfather had died 24 hours later. Determined to clean himself up, and sort his life, Arkansas Dave enrolled on an audio engineering course at Media Tech in Austin Texas, driving into town with a trailer loaded with all his possessions, 'like something out of the Beverly Hillbillies'. And that's where everything changed the college was housed at that time in the famous Arlyn Studios, home to sessions from Willie Nelson, Neil Young and Ray Charles. Dave with his musical co-horts took the night shift at the studios laying down tracks and learning the ropes. A succession of bands followed, picking up a strong local following around Austin. The final part of his musical education saw Dave touring North America as a member of old bluesman Guitar Shorty's band, where he learned 'what it took to be a professional musician' Fast forward to 2016 and Dave has written the album he's always wanted to create a wide ranging blues-rock based record that tells the story of his life, but resonates with all of us. The project just needed one more ingredient, so enter the Swampers, the legendary Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section. In a blistering eight-day recording session at Fame Studios the band laid down the backing tracks, and Dave returned to Arlyn to complete the vocals. So the next chapter of Dave's life is about to be written as he pulls his band together and takes his album out on the road this time on a road that he's building. Honest Americana, Blues and Rock n Roll that reflects the spirit of the South.

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Martin Carthy

on Fri, 13 Jul 2018 at London The King's Head - Crouch End 8:00pm

TBC

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Teyr And The Twisted Twenty

on Fri, 13 Jul 2018 at London Heath Street Church 7:00pm

Please note Doors 7pm, Live Music 7:45pm ------------------------ TEYR and The Twisted Twenty join forces for a spellbinding double bill full of tales, melodies and musical journeys. Multi-instrumental folk trio TEYR and baroque-folk ensemble T20 offer two radically different perspectives on British folk music, exploring new and old ley lines through traditional musics. Here the two acclaimed bands collaborate to bring you the Gales and Tall Tales Tour 2018. The Twisted Twenty Described as "..a hot toddy for the and a summer's day for the mind..", The Twisted Twenty take 18th century folk musics and using original period instruments, forge a new sound for the 21st century. Comprising of some of the UK's most talented classical and folk musicians, their debut album was released to great acclaim in 2017 on Penny Fiddle Records. TEYR Folk trio TEYR evolved out of London's thriving session scene, combining bothy ballads, focsle shanties, folk tunes and Irish poetry. Their unique blend of voices and instruments draws links between the many sounds of the Celtic and British isles. Featuring close vocal harmonies, fiddle, uilleann pipes, guitar, low whistle and accordion, and influenced by the great folk musicians who've come before, TEYR ('3' in the Cornish language) have honed their craft and thrive on weaving their diverse threads together.

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Teyr And The Twisted Twenty

on Fri, 13 Jul 2018 at London Heath Street Church 7:00pm

Please note Doors 7pm, Live Music 7:45pm ------------------------ TEYR and The Twisted Twenty join forces for a spellbinding double bill full of tales, melodies and musical journeys. Multi-instrumental folk trio TEYR and baroque-folk ensemble T20 offer two radically different perspectives on British folk music, exploring new and old ley lines through traditional musics. Here the two acclaimed bands collaborate to bring you the Gales and Tall Tales Tour 2018. The Twisted Twenty Described as "..a hot toddy for the and a summer's day for the mind..", The Twisted Twenty take 18th century folk musics and using original period instruments, forge a new sound for the 21st century. Comprising of some of the UK's most talented classical and folk musicians, their debut album was released to great acclaim in 2017 on Penny Fiddle Records. TEYR Folk trio TEYR evolved out of London's thriving session scene, combining bothy ballads, focsle shanties, folk tunes and Irish poetry. Their unique blend of voices and instruments draws links between the many sounds of the Celtic and British isles. Featuring close vocal harmonies, fiddle, uilleann pipes, guitar, low whistle and accordion, and influenced by the great folk musicians who've come before, TEYR ('3' in the Cornish language) have honed their craft and thrive on weaving their diverse threads together.

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Vikki Clayton

on Sat, 14 Jul 2018 at Alstonefield Village Hall 7:30pm

When the legendary guitarist Jerry Donahue of Fairport Convention heard Vikki sing, he was moved to tears because she sounded so much like the late Sandy Denny. What followed was a long period of appearing with Fairport Convention and fronting the newly re-formed Fotheringay Six solo albums later Vikki has recently released her latest, 'Messenger' . "Crystal clear vocals" The Guardian Licensed bar.

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Dovetail Trio @ Royal Traditions

on Sat, 14 Jul 2018 at Dungworth The Royal Hotel 7:30pm

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

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Don Letts

on Sat, 14 Jul 2018 at Lewes The Con Club 7:30pm

The legendary Don Letts introduced reggae to punk, managed the Slits, played music with former Clash member Mick Jones in Big Audio Dynamite and has directed videos for everyone from Jimmy Cliff to S'Express.

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The Rumblestrutters

on Sat, 14 Jul 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... The Rumblestrutters bring you feel-good blues, jazz and ragtime of the Prohibition era. The band's vivid evocations of the music of the 1920s and '30s has earned them a reputation as one of the most authentic and popular roots bands around, with highlights including stellar performances at Birmingham International Jazz Festival and Gloucester Blues Festival. Songs of bootleg liquor, all-night parties and bacchanalia abound, tapped from a rich musical source. The Rumblestrutters bring you the authentic sounds of 1920s and '30s America!

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The Barr Brothers

on Sat, 14 Jul 2018 at Cambridge Portland Arms 8:00pm

The Barr Brothers harbor a boundless sense of curiosity. Brothers Brad and Andrew Barr and Sarah Pagé seem to look at the world around them, and especially the vast array of noise-making devices around them, as instruments through which to channel that wonder. On their third LP, Queens of the Breakers, The Barr Brothers use everything from their typical set-upguitar, percussion and harpto strings performed by The Warhol Dervish, requinto guitars from Mexico and stringed ngoni from West Africa continue that joyful sonic experimentation. Paste Mag.

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Vera Van Heeringen Trio In Concert

on Sat, 14 Jul 2018 at Ashington, Manor Buildings Barn 6:00pm

Concert 8.00pm - Doors / picnics - from 6.00pm Vera van Heeringen is a powerful songwriter and instrumentalist. A consummate Bluegrass guitarist, highly acclaimed by her contemporaries, she brings the instrument to life in way that is entirely her own. Vera also writes tunes firmly rooted in Transatlantic traditions. Raised in the bluegrass scene in her native Holland, Vera has long been recognised for her elegant yet gutsy guitar style. In 2015, Vera released her second album, Proper Brew, which features a roll call of top-drawer musicians who share her musical aesthetic, and hold her in high esteem amongst them Tim O'Brien, Dirk Powell, Rayna Gellert and Kris Drever. Vera's now working on her third album. Vera tours with a watertight acoustic trio featuring harmony king Dave Luke on guitar, vocals and mandolin, and double-bass stalwart Andy Seward. Dave has toured extensively with Nashville singer songwriter Gail Davies, playing venues like the Grand Ole Opry. Musician and record producer Andy Seward was part of Kate Rusby's band as well as working with Eddi Reader, Richard Thompson, Andy Cutting, Martin Simpson and Brooks Williams. "She can play anything with strings, write fine songs and sing them too. Go see her play live..." Tim O'Brien http://www.veravanheeringen.com/_/Home.html

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Daniel And Emma Reid

on Sat, 14 Jul 2018 at Leicester The Globe Pub 7:30pm

Beautifully lyrical folk music from Scandinavia and the British Isles Daniel Reid soprano and baritone saxophones, piano, accordion, vocals Emma Reid fiddle, Hardanger fiddle, viola, vocals It doesn't matter what they play, its passion, intimate and of high quality.
 Folkworld Sweden-based Daniel & Emma Reid release their third album, Life Continuum, and embark on a two-month long caravan tour, including England, Scotland, Wales, Sweden and Germany. The duo-couple perform self-penned tunes, traditional material and songs from both Scandinavia and the British Isles, all with a remarkably close and spontaneous interaction. The eclectic mix of instruments and vocals combined with sheer musical brilliance makes for incredibly varied, evocative performances. Daniel & Emma Reid are two of the busiest musicians in Sweden and have toured as theatre musicians and in folk and world music bands for the last 20 years. Their previous albums have received rave reviews and radio air on both sides of the North Sea. Daniel & Emma Reid have collaborated with many outstanding international musicians, including Ian Carr, Nikolaj Busk (Dreamers Circus), Roger Tallroth (Väsen) and Eskisehir Symphony Orchestra (Turkey). A sensitive, mellifluous pairing of fiddle and saxes in elegantly reflective exploration. fRoots

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Daniel And Emma Reid

on Sat, 14 Jul 2018 at Leicester The Globe Pub 7:30pm

Beautifully lyrical folk music from Scandinavia and the British Isles Daniel Reid soprano and baritone saxophones, piano, accordion, vocals Emma Reid fiddle, Hardanger fiddle, viola, vocals It doesn't matter what they play, its passion, intimate and of high quality.
 Folkworld Sweden-based Daniel & Emma Reid release their third album, Life Continuum, and embark on a two-month long caravan tour, including England, Scotland, Wales, Sweden and Germany. The duo-couple perform self-penned tunes, traditional material and songs from both Scandinavia and the British Isles, all with a remarkably close and spontaneous interaction. The eclectic mix of instruments and vocals combined with sheer musical brilliance makes for incredibly varied, evocative performances. Daniel & Emma Reid are two of the busiest musicians in Sweden and have toured as theatre musicians and in folk and world music bands for the last 20 years. Their previous albums have received rave reviews and radio air on both sides of the North Sea. Daniel & Emma Reid have collaborated with many outstanding international musicians, including Ian Carr, Nikolaj Busk (Dreamers Circus), Roger Tallroth (Väsen) and Eskisehir Symphony Orchestra (Turkey). A sensitive, mellifluous pairing of fiddle and saxes in elegantly reflective exploration. fRoots

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Heidi Talbot & John Mccusker

on Sat, 14 Jul 2018 at Canterbury St Gregory's Centre for Music 7:00pm

Heidi Talbot & John McCusker One of the UK's most gifted and versatile musicians in any genre, John McCusker is equally in demand as a multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer. The Guardian Simply vocal heaven The Sunday Times Two of folk music's most highly regarded and celebrated musicians, John McCusker and Heidi Talbot, are joining forces for the first time as a duo. 2018 will see Heidi and John celebrate their tenth year as musical partners with a new EP released in November on Under One Sky Records and an extensive Uk & European tour. John has produced Heidi's last 3 albums, they have both toured all over the globe in each others live bands but this will be the first time the pair collaborate exclusively as a duo. Between them they have shared the stage with among others - Paul Weller, Mark Knopfler, Alison Krauss, James Taylor, Teenage Fanclub, Graham Coxon, Eddi Reader, King Creosote, Tim O'Brien and Jerry Douglas. In celebration of his 25th Anniversary as a professional musician, John McCusker released 'Hello, Goodbye' on April 29th 2016 and embarked on an extensive UK & European tour. Since 2008, he has been a member of Mark Knopfler's band, playing arenas around the world including a double bill with Bob Dylan at The Hollywood Bowl and 20 nights at the Royal Albert Hall. John was awarded the coveted BBC Radio 2 Musician of the Year in 2003 and also The Spirit of Scotland Award for music in 1999 and again in 2009. 2016 saw John receive the Good Tradition Award and perform with his band at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards at The Royal Albert Hall. Over the past ten years Heidi has performed both as a solo artist and with the world famous group Cherish The Ladies all over North and South America, the UK and Europe, Australia and New Zealand performing in the finest concert halls and international festivals. She is equally at home in front of a symphony orchestra, a performing arts centre, a folk festival or even at the White House. Heidi has been nominated for Folk Singer of the year and Best Traditional Song by BBC Radio 2, Best Live Act by the Scottish Traditional Music Awards and Best Female Vocalist at The Irish Music Awards. Heidi's fifth solo LP plays to the tune of quiet skips and giant leaps. It crosses the ages, jumps into the unknown, traverses oceans and musical styles from folk, through Americana, to classic pop, and back again. The Co Kildare singer/songwriter, who now resides in Scotland is joined by a host of musicians and co-writers on the album, including Louis Abbott (Admiral Fallow), Duke Special, Adam Holmes and Boo Hewerdine. Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start Tickets £16 online (plus bkg fee) £17 offline direct from Folk in the Barn at other gigs £18 on the door £6 under 25s

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Heidi Talbot & John Mccusker

on Sat, 14 Jul 2018 at Canterbury St Gregory's Centre for Music 7:00pm

Heidi Talbot & John McCusker One of the UK's most gifted and versatile musicians in any genre, John McCusker is equally in demand as a multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer. The Guardian Simply vocal heaven The Sunday Times Two of folk music's most highly regarded and celebrated musicians, John McCusker and Heidi Talbot, are joining forces for the first time as a duo. 2018 will see Heidi and John celebrate their tenth year as musical partners with a new EP released in November on Under One Sky Records and an extensive Uk & European tour. John has produced Heidi's last 3 albums, they have both toured all over the globe in each others live bands but this will be the first time the pair collaborate exclusively as a duo. Between them they have shared the stage with among others - Paul Weller, Mark Knopfler, Alison Krauss, James Taylor, Teenage Fanclub, Graham Coxon, Eddi Reader, King Creosote, Tim O'Brien and Jerry Douglas. In celebration of his 25th Anniversary as a professional musician, John McCusker released 'Hello, Goodbye' on April 29th 2016 and embarked on an extensive UK & European tour. Since 2008, he has been a member of Mark Knopfler's band, playing arenas around the world including a double bill with Bob Dylan at The Hollywood Bowl and 20 nights at the Royal Albert Hall. John was awarded the coveted BBC Radio 2 Musician of the Year in 2003 and also The Spirit of Scotland Award for music in 1999 and again in 2009. 2016 saw John receive the Good Tradition Award and perform with his band at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards at The Royal Albert Hall. Over the past ten years Heidi has performed both as a solo artist and with the world famous group Cherish The Ladies all over North and South America, the UK and Europe, Australia and New Zealand performing in the finest concert halls and international festivals. She is equally at home in front of a symphony orchestra, a performing arts centre, a folk festival or even at the White House. Heidi has been nominated for Folk Singer of the year and Best Traditional Song by BBC Radio 2, Best Live Act by the Scottish Traditional Music Awards and Best Female Vocalist at The Irish Music Awards. Heidi's fifth solo LP plays to the tune of quiet skips and giant leaps. It crosses the ages, jumps into the unknown, traverses oceans and musical styles from folk, through Americana, to classic pop, and back again. The Co Kildare singer/songwriter, who now resides in Scotland is joined by a host of musicians and co-writers on the album, including Louis Abbott (Admiral Fallow), Duke Special, Adam Holmes and Boo Hewerdine. Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start Tickets £16 online (plus bkg fee) £17 offline direct from Folk in the Barn at other gigs £18 on the door £6 under 25s

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Folk By The Oak

on Sun, 15 Jul 2018 at Hatfield House 12:00pm

2018 Line-Up: Amy Macdonald, Billy Bragg, Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band, The Young'uns, Julie Fowlis, Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys, Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita, CC Smugglers, Stick In The Wheel, Midnight Skyracer, Alden Patterson & Dashwood, The Drystones, Harri Endersby, London Youth Folk Ensemble Folk by the Oak is just outside London, but feels a million miles away. It has become a firm favourite in the summer calendar thanks to its consistently high-quality performers and friendly, relaxed atmosphere; a happy mixture of local village fete and the full-on festival experience! The festival's 'line-up of headliners' has gained a reputation as a unique opportunity to experience a collection of exceptional live folk and acoustic artists in one memorable day. From the intimacy of the Acorn Stage to the open air festival buzz of the Main Stage, Folk by the Oak will bring you award-winning musicians alongside inspiring new talent. It's all the fun of a festival without the need to camp, particularly convenient for families with young children, especially when you take into consideration the dedicated family area with storytellers, folk dancers, circus performers and more. Bring a picnic and a drink, or experience the variety of culinary delights available on site!

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Folk By The Oak

on Sun, 15 Jul 2018 at Hatfield House 12:00pm

2018 Line-Up: Amy Macdonald, Billy Bragg, Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band, The Young'uns, Julie Fowlis, Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys, Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita, CC Smugglers, Stick In The Wheel, Midnight Skyracer, Alden Patterson & Dashwood, The Drystones, Harri Endersby, London Youth Folk Ensemble Folk by the Oak is just outside London, but feels a million miles away. It has become a firm favourite in the summer calendar thanks to its consistently high-quality performers and friendly, relaxed atmosphere; a happy mixture of local village fete and the full-on festival experience! The festival's 'line-up of headliners' has gained a reputation as a unique opportunity to experience a collection of exceptional live folk and acoustic artists in one memorable day. From the intimacy of the Acorn Stage to the open air festival buzz of the Main Stage, Folk by the Oak will bring you award-winning musicians alongside inspiring new talent. It's all the fun of a festival without the need to camp, particularly convenient for families with young children, especially when you take into consideration the dedicated family area with storytellers, folk dancers, circus performers and more. Bring a picnic and a drink, or experience the variety of culinary delights available on site!

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Gypsy Dynamite

on Sun, 15 Jul 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Gypsy Dynamite is a project started by guitarist Filippo Dall'Asta and Giulio Romano Malaisi in London in 2012. Featuring classic standard Gypsy Jazz tunes and also many popular and modern songs arranged in their own unique, energetic and powerful style. Gypsy Dynamite's new album recorded Live at LeQuecumbar under "LeQ Records" on November 2014 will be available very soon!

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Roy Bailey

on Sun, 15 Jul 2018 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

As Nick Lowe sang "what's so funny about peace, love and understanding?" Socialism and passion? You bet. He can be angry and rightly so, but add in some wry humour and that's how you get the message across. Speak softly and carry a big stick huh?

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The Mile Roses

on Sun, 15 Jul 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

The Mile Roses is a new exciting touring collaboration from three respected solo songwriters performing as a band. Edwina Hayes on vocals, guitar & percussion, Kate Bramley on vocals, fiddle, mandolin, & cittern, and Simon Haworth on vocals, guitar & fretless bass have all toured worldwide as independent musicians. Born out of a musical interest in both British folk and the transatlantic connections to new country and Americana, this trio are now fast gaining a reputation across the UK folk scene. Their original songs and close three part harmonies are accompanied by guitars, fretless bass, cittern, mandolin and fiddle. The Mile Roses describe their music as 'Contemporary original British folk with a nod to Nashville great upbeat music mixing British folk with the smoother sounds of singer-songwriter Americana.'

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Anna Macdonald

on Mon, 16 Jul 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Anna MacDonald sings Gaelic songs from her new folk album in a voice so lovely it could silence the birds of Barra The Glasgow Herald Anna MacDonald is a multi-instrumentalist singer and songwriter whose celtic roots shine through her songs whether sung in Scots, English or Gaelic. She naturally understands her musical heritage and this is beautifully reflected in her voice and music. Anna plays a set with original music complimented with Gaelic songs, traditional and not so traditional folk songs played on either guitar or Clarsach.

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Hillfolk Noir

on Wed, 18 Jul 2018 at Lowdham The Old Ship Inn 7:30pm

Doors 7.30 pm; concert starts at 8 pm

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Emily Maguire

on Wed, 18 Jul 2018 at Biddulph Arms 7:30pm

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Yves Lambert Trio

on Wed, 18 Jul 2018 at Emsworth Baptist Church 7:30pm

Doors 7.30pm, onstage 8pm. The first visit by former leader of Quebec folklorique 'superband' La Bottine Souriante.

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Yves Lambert Trio

on Wed, 18 Jul 2018 at Emsworth Baptist Church 7:30pm

Doors 7.30pm, onstage 8pm. The first visit by former leader of Quebec folklorique 'superband' La Bottine Souriante.

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Woody Guthrie And "old Man Trump"

on Wed, 18 Jul 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------- WOODY GUTHRIE AND "OLD MAN TRUMP" - Will's newest show - tells the story of Guthrie's battles against his racist Brooklyn landlord, Fred C. Trump, father of the US president. Based on unpublished songs, letters, and notebooks that Will discovered in the Woody Guthrie Archives, the show brings to life all the anger and contempt that Guthrie felt for those in power who will deny justice to their fellow human beings on account of the color of their skin. "No one can understand the American people without listening to Woody Guthrie. Will Kaufman's doing important work here." Tom Paxton "Woody wrote literally thousands of songs, and they're known all over 'the other America'. I thank Will Kaufman for introducing a new generation of Europeans to this side of the country. It's a wonderful job he's doing." Pete Seeger WILL KAUFMAN is a singer, guitarist and Professor of American Literature and Culture at the University of Central Lancashire. His book, Woody Guthrie, American Radical was published in 2011 by the University of Illinois Press.

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Wesley Randolph Eader

on Thu, 19 Jul 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

American folk & old-time country singer-songwriter Wesley Randolph Eader has family roots all over Tennessee, but he was born and raised among the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. His storytelling songs showcase a broad understanding of American roots music: country ballads, bluegrass stompers, talking blues, old time gospel camp tunes, topical songs. One article from No Depression placed Eader's distinctive voice and songwriting style within the more mythical tradition of American folk music: "Eader sings each song as if he's been singing them forever, as if they were passed down like precious heirlooms, or discovered on one of A.P. Carter's song expeditions. Eader's latest album Highway Winds" sounds like a long-lost songwriting classic. It was recorded entirely on a 70s tape machine and features, among others: National Old Time Fiddle Champion Luke Price and Eric Earley, producer, multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and frontman of Blitzen Trapper, Rachel Ann Dial, vocalist and guitarists in indie rock band Mero, as well as legendary Portland enginner & producer Danny O'Hanlon on drums. This strong cast of players has helped take Eader's songs, which stand so strongly by themselves, to an even higher level of interest to the listener. Nostalgic ridden Americana music lovers are sure to find "Highway Winds" a more than suitable soundtrack for the road.

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Arkansas Dave (4 Piece Band)

on Thu, 19 Jul 2018 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

It's a romantic cliché to find an escape in music and the blues, but living that life is a different matter. Ask Dave about growing up in a broken home, with fundamental Christianity on one side, and crippling drug-addiction on the other, and you can see in his eyes that this is no easy ride, and that at times music really was his only friend. After High School, Arkansas Dave played in bands, funding his music with a succession of jobs where he had to find his feet quickly from bus boy to assembly-worker in a trash-bag factory. His wake up call came at the edge of a breakdown with a cataclysmic weekend epiphany. He headed home for a rare visit, and was persuaded to play a few songs to his family. The response he got from his grandfather sent his mind racing, only for him to find out the next week that his grandfather had died 24 hours later. Determined to clean himself up, and sort his life, Arkansas Dave enrolled on an audio engineering course at Media Tech in Austin Texas, driving into town with a trailer loaded with all his possessions, 'like something out of the Beverly Hillbillies'. And that's where everything changed the college was housed at that time in the famous Arlyn Studios, home to sessions from Willie Nelson, Neil Young and Ray Charles. Dave with his musical co-horts took the night shift at the studios laying down tracks and learning the ropes. A succession of bands followed, picking up a strong local following around Austin. The final part of his musical education saw Dave touring North America as a member of old bluesman Guitar Shorty's band, where he learned 'what it took to be a professional musician' Fast forward to 2016 and Dave has written the album he's always wanted to create a wide ranging blues-rock based record that tells the story of his life, but resonates with all of us. The project just needed one more ingredient, so enter the Swampers, the legendary Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section. In a blistering eight-day recording session at Fame Studios the band laid down the backing tracks, and Dave returned to Arlyn to complete the vocals. So the next chapter of Dave's life is about to be written as he pulls his band together and takes his album out on the road this time on a road that he's building. Honest Americana, Blues and Rock n Roll that reflects the spirit of the South. Arkansas Dave was born and raised in the piney swamps of South Arkansas. Bred on blues and rock n roll, Dave cut his teeth playing in dive bars and the best honky tonks Arkansas and Texas has to offer. A self taught musician, Dave's songs are interestingly original, blended with the humble sounds of the South. From the blues to gospel to rock n roll, his work comes full circle showcasing his raw talent. His new single "Bad At Being Good" https://soundcloud.com/thearkansasdave/01-bad-at-being-good-v4/s-QMuqD http://www.music-news.com/news/Underground/111533/Arkansas-Dave-Bad-At-Being-Good-premiere 5-track promo: https://soundcloud.com/thearkansasdave/sets/arkansas-dave-promo/s-ZPnhW "On My Way" audio: https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/315081085%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-dlX1P&color=%23ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true&visual=true Socials Website: arkansasdave.com Facebook: facebook.com/thearkansasdave Instagram: instagram.com/thearkansasdave Twitter: twitter.com/thearkansasdave

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Pete Morton

on Thu, 19 Jul 2018 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Pete is one of Britain's most distinctive songwriters and a skilled interpreter of a diverse range of other songs. We've admired his work ever since his debut over thirty years ago: performances which are dynamic and intense yet approachable and amiable, delivering songs that speak of the human condition from a unique perspective. Highly recommended!

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Pete Morton

on Thu, 19 Jul 2018 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Pete is one of Britain's most distinctive songwriters and a skilled interpreter of a diverse range of other songs. We've admired his work ever since his debut over thirty years ago: performances which are dynamic and intense yet approachable and amiable, delivering songs that speak of the human condition from a unique perspective. Highly recommended!

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I See Hawks In La

on Thu, 19 Jul 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ------------------------------------------------------ New Roots presents.... I See Hawks In LA The finest country rock band on the planet MOJO A superb ensemble with a serious pedigree in California's roots-rock scene.' Uncut June 2018 will bring a new CD release from Southern California's leading country-folk-rock band I See Hawks In L.A.: "Live AndNever Learn". The Hawks are noted for their lyrical celebrations and lamentations of earth and ecosphere, odes to the endless highway, and wry social commentary. They've gathered a loyal tribe around the globe, from many U.S. And European/UK tours, consistently rave reviews from critics, and a serious presence in the top 10 of the Freeform American Roots chart (#1 three times), the Americana Chart, and the Euro Americana chart (top ten several times). Their superb country-rock pedigree includes band alumni David Jackson (Dillard and Clark, EmmyLou Harris), Brantley Kearns (Dwight Yoakam, Dave Alvin), Paul Marshall (Strawberry Alarm Clock) and Shawn Nourse (Dwight Yoakam), and guest collaborators Chris Hillman, Rick Shea, Cody Bryant and Danny McGough. Along the way they've shared the stage with Lucinda Williams, Dave Alvin, Old 97s, The Mavericks, Peter Case, Bernie Leadon, Meat Puppets, and Ray Wylie Hubbard. They bring their four-piece acoustic incarnation to the Green Note for this very special two-set performance- don't miss this superb incarnation of genuine LA country-rock royalty! 'They're adding much-needed musical and lyrical complexity to the old forms, stretching the terrain to thrillingly new and unfamiliar points beyond. John Payne, L.A. Weekly 'If the Eagles in their Hotel California heyday represented the Orange County picture everyone believed, I See Hawks In L.A document the reality of the 99%, set to a soundtrack of weeping guitars and three part harmonies' Shawn Underwood, Twangville 'I See Hawks in L.A. are California Country Rock gentlemen. They have a literary sense to their songs that equals American writers from the South (Faulkner), the West (Twain, O. Henry) and the East (Poe). Their music reflects the moods and emotions of the songs characters as much as the men behind the curtain that pulling the strings and writing the word.....The Hawks are a rock band with a Roots accent'. The Alternate Root New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk scene. It's committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves - for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible. Website: www.newrootsevents.com New Roots Radio: https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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Oka Vanga

on Fri, 20 Jul 2018 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

The Big Comfy Bookshop proudly presents the award winning acoustic evening 'Comfy & Acoustic'. Intimate performances from the best UK (and beyond) musicians covering folk, Americana, singer-songwriters and roots Oka Vanga Oka Vanga are Angela Meyer & William Cox, an award winning UK Folk & Roots duo. Whether singing, playing guitar, ukulele or mandolin, this husband and wife duo have a strong set of original songs and well known tunes guaranteed to win the hearts and minds of any audience. (FATEA) Originally from Cape Town in South Africa, Angie is the creative driving force in the partnership and has been described as having considerable vocal and songwriting talents by fRoots. Performing at acoustic clubs and festivals Oka Vanga was born after Will and Angie met by chance at an open mic night. A short E.P of original guitar instrumentals became their calling card and in 2013 they were invited to represent the UK at the International Madame Guitar Festival in Italy alongside Clive Carroll. Shortly thereafter they released their debut album Pilgrim to critical acclaim. Described by Songlines as beautifully pure, it was awarded Best Instrumental Album by FATEA magazine in a strong category including both Kathyrn Tickell and The Hut People. Their much anticipated second album Dance of the Copper Trail has been hailed as their best work yet. Released in 2017 on Crazy Bird Records, it is described by Songlines as profound, concise and meticulous with Angela's lyrics displaying a talent for conveying emotion and joy. Songs of faith and superstition, love and loss, death and everlasting hope are all seamlessly woven together and showcase all the manner of musical influences. Described by fRoots as distinctly classy and an album of serious accomplishment and musicality, it has secured Angie and Will a place in the hearts and minds of many fans with what RnR describe as its up-beat feel and Celtic-deep universality. Featuring both traditional and original material, the album includes rising star Oliver Copeland on Double Bass. Tilly Moses Tilly Moses is a mandolin player and singer songwriter from Suffolk, now based in York. She has been performing all over the country since the age of just 13, supporting some of the best-loved folk acts in the UK, and recently released her long awaited debut album Alight & Adrift, to incredible critical acclaim. Tilly's carefully crafted songs address subjects as diverse as climate change, gender inequality, apathy, love, and leaving home, and she delivers them with an extraordinarily powerful, passionate vocal style, and a colourful stage presence. 'Tilly possesses an uncanny ability to communicate her messages and narratives with total conviction and an immediacy and intellectual as well as emotional depth.' - FATEA Magazine The new album, Alight & Adrift, features the talents of many extraordinary musicians, including BBC Folk Award Winner Sam Kelly, Mercury Prize Nominee Kit Downes, and BBC Folk Award nominated band Mawkin's James Delarre, amongst others. It has been praised by critics and audiences alike and is already a firm favourite in the folk world and beyond Charlie Hole Born and raised in the coastal town of Bournemouth, UK, Charlie Hole's story began when he heard Damien Rice's 'O' at the tender age of 14. From that first listen, his desire to reach the same emotional depths became clear; realising his ability to create emotive and fearless tracks, learning and evolving throughout. After a chance meeting with the well-respected guitarist and producer, Jim Cregan (Rod Stewart, Katie Melua, Family), the pair began working closely together, with Jim mentoring Charlie and teaching him about the world of songwriting while always pushing him to develop his own style and sound. Finding comfort in beautifully crafted words over effortless melodies, Charlie Hole is one of the most exciting young singer songwriters around. Coined by Rod Stewart as an emerging talent with a gift for writing 'beautiful songs', Charlie has always been destined for great things. With a brave and honest voice, tackling relatable subject matters for all audiences, Charlie Hole shares his personal stories of broken dreams and lost love in the pursuit of happiness through his powerful and commanding songwriting. Stage Times Oka Vanga 9.45-10.30 Tilly Moses 8.50-9.30 Charlie Hole 8.00-8.35 The bookshop bar will be open serving hot and cold drinks, wine and beer plus snacks. No other food or drink to be brought into the premises. For details of the bookshop please visit www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk www.facebook.com/thebigcomfybookshop www.twitter.com/bigcomfybooks www.instagram.com/bigcomfybooks www.bigcomfysessions.com NOTE: If you are late you'll have to wait for the acts to finish their set/song to avoid interrupting the performance

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Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage

on Fri, 20 Jul 2018 at Bristol Frenchay Village Hall 7:30pm

A chance meeting at their local Black Fen Folk Club in Cambridge uncovered Hannah and Ben's shared musical passions and sympathies, that over time has developed into a unique and intimate show of American roots and English folk music. Huddled round a single microphone, singing intimate duets with just mountain dulcimer, dobro and guitar Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage are a folk duo that look & sound classically timeless, yet feel refreshingly unique. Fleetingly, they may evoke a memory of Gram & Emmylou, Shirley & Davey, or Gillian & David but their warm distilling of influences from both sides of the Atlantic produces a refined sound that is decidedly their own. Their unique unplugged presentation creates a widescreen, cinematic soundscape with open spaces and atmosphere, giving their beautifully pure vocals room to share the songs' emotion and narrative. The material is as joyful and fun as it is intense, but the common factor is the duo's warmth and confidence in each other; their natural ease and connection is clearly evident on the recorded music, and a genuine pleasure to witness on stage. Opening the evening's entertainment will be Exeter-based singer-songwriter Ben Morgan-Brown. Tickets are also available from Melanie's Kitchen in Downend.

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Si Cranstoun

on Fri, 20 Jul 2018 at London 100 Club 7:15pm

Solid Entertainments Presents SI CRANSTOUN A good record is the cure for a bad day. You might be down on your luck, up the creek or on the skids but it's clinically impossible to stay depressed when Si Cranstoun's Old School plays. In a monochrome world, this album is a spring-heeled burst of technicolor soul, scattering your worries and shaking your feet. I felt it was time to rip it up, have some all-out retro fun and inject a high-octane dose of energy for the vintage dancefloors, says the London-born soul man. I recommend you listen to this album early in the morning to get yourself together then real late at night to forget yourself! Si has already been dubbed the king of vintage by The Express and enjoyed rave endorsements from influential DJs like Terry Wogan and Chris Evans (How good is Si Cranstoun?). Now, released in 2016 on Ruf Records, Old School ups the ante, with Si setting the controls for the golden era and tipping his hat to formative influences like Jackie Wilson, Sam Cooke and Big Joe Turner. When it comes to taste, he says, it's '40s, '50s, '60s all the way. While Old School's stylings are unashamedly retro, this album's time is unmistakably now, driven by the original songcraft and acclaimed vocals of a bandleader who's given the vintage scene fresh impetus. It's true to who I am and the rocking rhythm 'n' blues that stirs my soul, says Si. But all the songs have a quirky slant and they all originate from my colourful mind. Old School defies you not to dance. You'll be pulled onto the floor by the plinking piano and parping brass of the title track. You'll stay there for Vegas Baby, which bottles all the sticky thrills of a night on the Sin City Strip, complete with Reet Petite-style rolled syllables. Si nods: That's me having melodic and lyrical fun with the blues.

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Doug Mcleod

on Fri, 20 Jul 2018 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Winner of multiple awards, including the 2017 Blues Music Award for Acoustic Artist of the Year, 2016 Acoustic Artist Of The Year, the 2013 Blues Blast Music Award for Male Artist Of The Year, MacLeod is known for his superb songwriting, guitar wizardry, warm soulful vocals, wit and unforgettable live performances. At the heart of a Doug MacLeod performance is his knack for storytelling, bringing characters-from the faceless to the legendary-to strikingly real life. Doug is a multiple Blues Music Award winner, most recently the 2017 Blues Music Award for Acoustic Artist Of The Year and the Blues Blast Music Award for Male Artist Of The Year. He is an international touring artist who writes and sings original songs that are based on his own life and experiences. He learned from the old masters and carries forward a valuable tradition. As a youth Doug overcame abuse and a crippling stutter by turning to music. After picking up a guitar, and singing - he found his voice. MacLeod's playing landed him sideman gigs with George 'Harmonica' Smith, Big Joe Turner, Pee Wee Crayton, Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson, Lowell Fulson and Big Mama Thornton. Over 30 years, 21 studio albums, several live records, compilations, a blues guitar instructional DVD and a live performance DVD, MacLeod has consistently earned raves. His songs have been covered by many artists including Albert King, Albert Collins, Joe Louis Walker and Eva Cassidy. MacLeod's songs have been featured in many TV movies and the hit show In the Heat of the Night. August Wilson requested his soulful slide guitar playing in the Los Angeles opening of 'Gem of the Ocean'. From 1999 to 2004 Doug hosted Nothin' But The Blues, a very popular weekend blues show on Los Angeles' KLON-KKJZ. He has also been the voice for The Blues Showcase on Continental Airlines. For ten years he penned 'Doug's Back Porch,' a regular feature column in Blues Revue Magazine in which he shared his humorous and insightful stories with thousands of readers. He is one of the four featured artists in the movie 'Resonate: A Guitar Story', the feature documentary on the making of National Guitars. Like the old masters who taught him, MacLeod's music expresses life and times through an intangible, elusive quality that may simply be a keen sense of what matters most. Doug's music, stories, and philosophy provide a healing that has helped others overcome the hardships of their lives. 'Doug MacLeod is an acoustic roots master. He has been using guitars and voice to create his own unique musical vision for over fifty years...' - Elwood Blues aka Dan Aykroyd 'Doug MacLeod, now there's a man who can really play the blues.' - David Honeyboy Edwards, Delta Blues Legend

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4square

on Fri, 20 Jul 2018 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

Since their 2008 debut, 4Square have been refining their prodigious collective talent as writers and performers of the very finest contemporary folk songs and tune sets. With four albums behind them and an ever-widening reputation for their live performances; the former music students are winning fans from all four corners of Europe and beyond. The powerful young quartet has already stormed festivals and venues all across the UK, Canada, Norway, Sweden, The Czech Republic, Greece, and Denmark with their fiery, inventive and virtuosic brand of alternative folk. 4Square's trademark show features the spectacle of Nicola Lyons's simultaneous fiddle playing and clog dancing and virtuosic mandolin from Michael Giverin, galvanised by the driving sounds of Jim Molyneux's piano and Dan Day's percussion. The result is an infusion of folk, jazz, latin, and any other musical style they feel the inclination to absorb. By contrast, 4Square will then stir you with their harmonious and mellow singing described by Nigel Schofield of livingtradition as sublimely wistful. The strength of this foursome's collaboration ensures that individual styles are relinquished in favour of the band's combined voice. That collective sound is well worth celebrating, a perfect example of everything that's appealing about contemporary folk music in England 4Square are amazing...based on the range of music they tap into: traditional folk, clog dancing, their own compositions, and influences ranging from jazz to Cuban rhythms to Radiohead." - The Folk Show, BBC Radio 2 "Simply stunning" - John Tams

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Toby Hay Album Launch

on Fri, 20 Jul 2018 at Cardiff St John's Church, Canton 7:30pm

Toby Hay is finger style guitarist from Rhayader in Mid Wales who makes instrumental music inspired by the landscape, people and the history of the area. He released his debut album 'The Gathering' in 2017 which was short listed for the Welsh Music Prize. This year Toby is releasing his new album 'The Longest Day' 21st June and will be launching it at an exclusive full band performance at the iconic St John's Church venue in Canton, Cardiff. His very special guest for the evening will be the rising folk star Jim Ghedi. £10 in advance £12 on the door subject to availability There is unreserved seating for approx 150 the rest standing. 14+ The perfomance will end at approximately 10pm Tickets also available in person from Spillers Records in Cardiff. For further information please contact Francis 07960 820645

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Forest Folk And Roots Present Elizabeth & Jameson

on Fri, 20 Jul 2018 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

With a pedigree made up of Guitarist and vocalist Griff Jameson from "Fred's House" and Violin and Vocalist Hannah Elizabeth from "Said the Maiden" - you just know that ELIZABETH & JAMESON are going to be something very special. This acoustic side project showcases their individual talents perfectly also demonstrating how their sounds and harmonies blend together to form what can only be described as beautiful acoustic folk-pop. Not to be missed!! You can find out more about Elizabeth and Jameson at: https://www.facebook.com/hannahandgriff

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Forest Folk And Roots Present Elizabeth & Jameson

on Fri, 20 Jul 2018 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

With a pedigree made up of Guitarist and vocalist Griff Jameson from "Fred's House" and Violin and Vocalist Hannah Elizabeth from "Said the Maiden" - you just know that ELIZABETH & JAMESON are going to be something very special. This acoustic side project showcases their individual talents perfectly also demonstrating how their sounds and harmonies blend together to form what can only be described as beautiful acoustic folk-pop. Not to be missed!! You can find out more about Elizabeth and Jameson at: https://www.facebook.com/hannahandgriff

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Evie Ladin & Keith Terry

on Fri, 20 Jul 2018 at Stony Stratford York House Centre 7:30pm

The VERY welcome return of this astounding duo whose two previous shows at York House have sold out. Here's what the website (www.evieladin.com) says: Energetic and electrifying clawhammer banjo, bass, percussive dance, storytelling songs old and new, with nuanced, emotive vocals. An intimate, robust evening of acoustic music and dance; a skilled hybrid of American folk arts. And it does not lie! TICKETS: £8.00 from wegottickets.com or York House Centre or take your chance on the door (I wouldn't). DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm when York House's charming and efficient volunteers with help you assuage your thirst with real ale and other liquids. Proceeds from the bar to York House's community and arts projects. For more information visit www.york-house.org.uk.

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Adjoa

on Fri, 20 Jul 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tonight Adjoa celebrates UK/Ghanaian soul with timeless favourites, and songs from her acclaimed 'Adinkra' EP and forthcoming 'Adinkra' album, based on the theme of the Adinkra symbols of the Akan tribe of Ghana, her heritage. Born in the UK to Ghanaian parents, Adjoa creates her own style, by mixing her 'frankly fabulous' soul vocals with chants, mostly in the Ghanaian language of Twi, and vibrant traditional African rhythms, mainly from Ghana. Her gorgeous songs and the infectious energy of her musicians create music with great style. Adjoa has played live in venues including Somerset House, the Royal Albert Hall, Ronnie Scotts Club, Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho and on the renowned Notting Hill Carnival World Music Stage. She has performed at massive venues & key events including London's City Hall for the 50th anniversary of Ghanaian Independence, and for the UNHCR with the Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Community Gospel Choir. Adjoa's music has been featured on BBC Radio, Jazz FM, Voxafrica TV, and she was interviewed live on London Live TV. Beautiful, well crafted, original music DJ Debbie Golt, Resonance FM Astounding music Davide de Angelis, Creative projects director for Sony Music [Damé Damé is] Hypnotic and mesmerising Peter Young, Jazz FM Radio Atmospheric fantastic Peter Culshaw, The Arts Desk

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Ray Hearne

on Fri, 20 Jul 2018 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

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Tell Tale Tusk

on Sat, 21 Jul 2018 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

Spellbinding (...and award-winning) three-part vocal harmonies weave around melodious instrumentals to create a take on folk that is bold and original. As well as inventive interpreters and skilful arrangers of music from the British Isles, the ensemble are prolific writers, adding their distinctive and astute voices to modern day folksong. The Quartet have grown and developed together over the years, emerging first as an a Capella trio, before collecting a fiddle player and setting hands upon new instruments to explore and expand their palette. Their highly collaborative process informs the diverse styles and varied sounds that can be heard within their music.

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Tell Tale Tusk

on Sat, 21 Jul 2018 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

Spellbinding (...and award-winning) three-part vocal harmonies weave around melodious instrumentals to create a take on folk that is bold and original. As well as inventive interpreters and skilful arrangers of music from the British Isles, the ensemble are prolific writers, adding their distinctive and astute voices to modern day folksong. The Quartet have grown and developed together over the years, emerging first as an a Capella trio, before collecting a fiddle player and setting hands upon new instruments to explore and expand their palette. Their highly collaborative process informs the diverse styles and varied sounds that can be heard within their music.

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Evie Ladin & Keith Terry

on Sat, 21 Jul 2018 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Evie Ladin & Keith Terry are based in Oakland, Calfornia. Evie is a singer-songwriter, plays clawhammer banjo and is a percussive dancer. Trained as a jazz drummer, Keith is a master percussionist, plays stand-up bass and is the founder of the International Body Music Festival. Appalachian string band music at its best. "Your performance .. was by turns whimsical, uplifting, jaw-droppingly brilliant, hilarious, deeply moving." Fan Email "Mr. Terry in action is like visiting an anatomical carnival, where hands, feet, fingers, engage in a musical ballet." Wall Street Journal Ladin & Terry head to Reeth after their production of the 10th International Body Music Festival in Dzodze, Ghana! Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start

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Evie Ladin & Keith Terry

on Sat, 21 Jul 2018 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Evie Ladin & Keith Terry are based in Oakland, Calfornia. Evie is a singer-songwriter, plays clawhammer banjo and is a percussive dancer. Trained as a jazz drummer, Keith is a master percussionist, plays stand-up bass and is the founder of the International Body Music Festival. Appalachian string band music at its best. "Your performance .. was by turns whimsical, uplifting, jaw-droppingly brilliant, hilarious, deeply moving." Fan Email "Mr. Terry in action is like visiting an anatomical carnival, where hands, feet, fingers, engage in a musical ballet." Wall Street Journal Ladin & Terry head to Reeth after their production of the 10th International Body Music Festival in Dzodze, Ghana! Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start

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Errol Linton

on Sat, 21 Jul 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

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

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Hillfolk Noir

on Sat, 21 Jul 2018 at Castle Cary Caryford Community Hall 6:45pm

Hillfolk Noir is a trio of neo-traditionalists playing traditional music on traditional instruments for non-traditional times. They call it Junkerdash and its a sound brewed from folk, bluegrass, punk and string band blues. Goes well with drinking and dancing!

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Wychwood Summer Showcase Evening With Ian W Brown, Linda Watkins + Simon Loake, Robert Lane

on Sat, 21 Jul 2018 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 7:00pm

Ian Brown returns to the club after a successful opening performance for Chris Leslie last year. He is an accomplished and successful songwriter under the name of Tom Gilbert with a track record that includes an Ivor Novello nomination for 'I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker' Ian will be showcasing some new songs written with the on-going theme of TV shows such as Crunch Time for The Cramptons (Wanted Down Under) & Its Ruff Ruff Ruff Being A Dog (Walking with Dogs) to accompany the infamous Jeremy Kyle Song. Linda Watkins + Simon Loake - 'The Tour of Britain' Tour of Britain! Linda Watkins on vocals and guitar with multi-instrumental accompanist Simon Loake present an excerpt from their 'Tour of Britain' show with songs from the far North to the deep South of the country, Beautiful ballads, humorous, traditional, contemporary and original material with anecdotal and historic comment. Prepare to be intrigued and entertained in equal measure. Robert Lane will be showcasing sings form his new album 'Only a Flight Away'. Robert was chosen by the LG Arena to perform in the Forum Live area of the arena before concerts by Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Ellie Goulding and John Mayer. In July 2015 he once again performed at the newly re-branded Genting Arena before a concert by Fleetwood Mac. Parking & Bar Available Contact: Mark/Elaine 01993831427 or 07870563299 wychwoodfolkclub@zoho.com

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In The Round: Jinder + Peter James Millson + Simon Alpin

on Sun, 22 Jul 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- In The Round... An evening of maximum-quality songwriting with Jinder, Peter James Millson and Simon Alpin. Lyrically hard-hitting, dark folk-and-country-influenced late-night laments that reside in a land where melody is king.

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Choro Matiz

on Sun, 22 Jul 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Choro (meaning 'to cry') is a rich style of traditional Brazilian instrumental music which developed in Rio de Janeiro in the late 19th century. By turns lyrical, lamenting, playful, infectious and joyous, it is characterised by intricate melodic counterpoint and playful improvisation. Whilst sharing African and European influences (as with Argentine tango or American ragtime), it is a uniquely Brazilian form of folk music, typically performed around the table in bars, kitchens and backyards, and is the precursor to more widely known national styles such as samba and bossa nova. Choro Matiz comprising Andrew Woolf (clarinet) and Jonathan Preiss (seven-string acoustic guitar) play a variety of modern, contemporary and original choros ('matiz' means 'shade' or 'hue'). They are two of the foremost exponents of the growing UK choro scene, performing in various choro ensembles including as key members of the popular and award-winning Clube do Choro UK. They were featured on BBC Radio 3's In Tune to coincide with the opening of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Jonathan Preiss is a tremendously versatile guitarist, equally, at home performing Brazilian music, jazz, musical theatre or classical music. He has played with numerous highly respected artists, including Monica Vasconcelos, Henrique Cazes, Rogerio Souza, Direcu Leite, as well as appearing with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and hit Latin/hip-hop musical In The Heights. He has released acclaimed recordings with Caratinga, which he formed in 2000 as one of the first choro groups in the UK. Andrew Woolf is known for his performing across a broad spectrum of styles, encompassing traditional Brazilian music (Clube do Choro UK, Choro Matiz, Alvorada), modern jazz (The Button Band, London Vocal Project), burning Afrobeat (Afrik Bawantu) and experimental improvisation (Madwort Saxophone Quartet). He has performed with some of Brazil's finest artists, including Henrique Cazes, Marcos Sacramento, Alexandre Ribeiro and Direceu Leite, as well as jazz legends such as Bobby McFerrin and Kenny Wheeler.

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Local Songwriters Night

on Sun, 22 Jul 2018 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

We have decided to hold an evening celebrating the work of local songwriters in July....there has already been a lot of interest after we announced the possibility on our 'TwickFolk Friends' Facebook page. We may even hold a 2nd night later in the year if we can't accommodate everybody. Anyone interested in participating please email bookings@twickfolk.co.uk Our hope is that one or more performers may put themselves in the frame for a full support spot later in the year.

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Ange Hardy

on Mon, 23 Jul 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Nominated at the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and celebrated by The Telegraph as one of Britain's top folk musicians Ange Hardy has grabbed the attention of the traditional folk music world by writing new material and embracing modern technologies whilst maintaining a traditional feel. Alongside a staggering list of other accolades Ange was awarded FATEA Magazine's Female Vocalist of the Year in 2013, Album of the Year in 2014 and The Tradition Award in 2015. Her rapid rise in the folk world began when her 2013 debut folk album Bare Foot Folk was played on BBC Radio 2 and gained the attention of veteran folk broadcaster Mike Harding, her 2014 album The Lament of The Black Sheep subsequently received 5-stars from The Telegraph which led to Arts Council England funding her 2015 album Esteesee an album of music based on the life and work of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Ange's 2016 album Findings with Lukas Drinkwater was launched during a live session on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show, and was toured nationally at venues including The Sage Gateshead and The Regal Theatre. Findings hit Number 1 in the Amazon Folk Music charts, received 5-star reviews from R2 Magazine and found itself in the fRoots Critics Poll end of year list.

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Daria Kulesh And Jonny Dyer

on Mon, 23 Jul 2018 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Daria Kulesh And Jonny Dyer

on Mon, 23 Jul 2018 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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John Kirkpatrick

on Mon, 23 Jul 2018 at Chesham Folk Club 8:15pm

John Kirkpatrick was born in Chiswick, West London in 1947. A deep love of music was instilled from birth, and family gatherings always included a hearty sing-song. School choirs, the Church choir, playing recorder and piano ensues, until he joined the Hammersmith Morris Men, in their second week, in 1959. Whilst with the team he took up the melodeon, then the button accordion, then the anglo concertina, and got hooked on the traditional songs that were accompanied with a post-dancing pint. John has gone on to become one of the most prolific figures on the English folk scene, performing solo, in duos, acoustic groups and electric bands, and has established an enviable reputation as an instrumental virtuoso and session musician, as well as a leading interpreter of English folk music. He has been a member of the Albion Country Band, Magic Lantern, The Richard Thompson Band, Umps and Dumps, Steeleye Span, Brass Monkey, Trans-Europe Diatonique, and Band of Hope, as well as numerous ceilidh bands. He rejoined The Albion Band for The National Theatre productions of "Lark Rise" and "Candleford", and from 1980 has regularly worked on shows at The Victoria Theatre (later The New Victoria Theatre) in North Staffordshire, The Orchard Theatre Touring Company based in Devon, and elsewhere. As songwriter, composer, choreographer, and musical director, he has contributed to over sixty plays in the theatre and on radio. And as featured artiste, band member, or session player, his music can be heard on over 200 different commercial recordings.

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Hannah Aldridge & Friends

on Mon, 23 Jul 2018 at London The Lexington 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: This event will be taking place at our alternative home for the evening: THE LEXINGTON 96-98 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9JB  Doors open 7.30pm NB: THIS IS A STANDING VENUE. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Green Note presents... HANNAH ALDRIDGE & FRIENDS Featuring special guests The Goat Roper Rodeo Band, The Black Feathers, Danni Nicholls, and Robbie Cavanagh for a very special one-off Grand Ole Opry style show! HANNAH ALDRIDGE: In literature and in songwriting, the American South is where writers go to face their fears. Hannah Aldridge doesn't just dip her pen into the well of the South, the Muscle Shoals native embodies it. With every song, she's facing down demons of a life once lived from substance abuse to failed relationships and scars from the lashes of the bible belt. Gold Rush is Hannah Aldridge's second album, a follow up to her 2014 debut Razor Wire. While that album launched her career, drew the attention of music writers and sent her touring across the world, Gold Rush shows a more mature and introspective artist with more life experience -- and music experience -- under her belt. The honesty Hannah Aldridge crafts into each track is off-set by her stubborn, maybe defiant, nature, which gives her music a hopeful silver lining. I start writing with 'this is how I'm feeling and I need to talk about it.' Doing that helps me sort out my own thoughts on it. My music is an introspective look at the things that happened in my life. It's me trying to sort through and put feelings into words, she said. Hannah Aldridge is the daughter of Muscle Shoals legend Walt Aldridge. An Alabama Music Hall of Famer, Walt Aldridge is a prolific and decorated songwriter of countless Number One and Top Ten hits recorded by the likes of Lou Reed, Reba McEntire, Travis Tritt, Earl Thomas Conley, Ricky Van Shelton, Ronnie Milsap, and Conway Twitty. Mixing her personal life and the sounds of her hometown, Hannah Aldridge's new album also draws in influences from across the rock genre. Working with people with one foot in country music and one foot in rock, Hannah Aldridge makes a fresh kind of Southern Rock styled by Southern Gothic storytelling. Recorded at Creative Workshop in Nashville, Hannah Aldridge worked with Muscle Shoals writers such as Mark Narramore, Tosha Hill, Matt Johnson and Brad Crisler and artists such as Andrew Combs, Ashley McBryde, Don Gallardo, Ryan Beaver, and Sadler Vaden on Gold Rush. She teamed up with Jordan Dean and M. Allen Parker, who were instrumental in working on her new album, and finally finishing by calling on her Dad, Walt Aldridge, to master the record. In total, Hannah Aldridge compiled a team of distinct talents to work with her. With their help, Hannah Aldridge has put together a progressive, creative and memorable body of work. It's about being self destructive, Aldridge said of her new album. That is the underlying tone. The album goes back to when I was younger, and after touching on that, to now. In 'Aftermath,' the very first line is: 'I was born in a crossfire.' It starts from day one.

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Veronica Sbergia & Max De Bernardi

on Mon, 23 Jul 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Veronica Sbergia & Max De Bernardi passionately play country blues and ragtime, hokum, jug band and rural music from the 20's and 30's. They like to keep this precious musical heritage alive faithfully reproducing its original sound whilst playing it a modern twist. "Good time blues is alive and well and residing in... Milan, Italy. A band with a mission" ( Folk & Roots Magazine)

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Kelly Willis

on Tue, 24 Jul 2018 at London The Lexington 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: This event will be taking place at our alternative home for the evening: THE LEXINGTON 96 - 98 Pentonville Road London N1 9JB Doors open 7.30pm, Music starts 8pm. PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A STANDING VENUE ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Green Note presents.... KELLY WILLIS Kelly Willis looks back to country music before Nashville embraced power ballads and cute happily-ever-after songs Whether she was wishing for comfort, admitting to a bruised heart, yielding to illicit romance or trying to say goodbye, her voice was modest and true, illuminating the delicate tension and pain in every line. - New York Times Kelly Willis' new album Back Being Blue is out May 18 on Premium Records/Thirty Tigers. The title track for the Americana standout's forthcoming album premieres with Rolling Stone Country. Willis steps into the solo spotlight with her seventh full-length project, an enchanting collection of self-penned tunes and impeccably chosen covers. Showcasing the jagged, vulnerable vocals of a honky-tonk angel who's also freely dabbled in rockabilly, power pop, new wave and R&B, it's that last genre that informs the dazzling title tune lauds Rolling Stone Country. Of the title track Willis explains, Up until writing that song, my songs were all feeling a little bit wordy and complicated and personal, and they just weren't clicking. Then I wrote that one, I just felt like, oh!what I need to do is try to simplify, and write these stories in a way that feels like you're not quite sure what era they were written in. Back Being Blue is Willis' seventh full-length studio album and her first solo project since her 2007 LP Translated from Love. Willis' husband, Bruce Robison produced the new album analogue style in his rural recording studio in their home state of Texas. Willis wrote six of the 10 tracks herself, with help from the likes of Rodney Crowell on the additional four. Notable guests on the record include Eleanor Whitmore (of The Mastersons and Steve Earle and the Dukes), Mark Spencer (of Son Volt) and Trevor Nealon (of Band of Heathens). Willis explains, I attempted to make music that could fit in any era but leans on the simplicity of the music that first inspired me. Roots rockabilly country blues, to narrow it down for you! Kind of a Nick Lowe meets Skeeter Davis meets Crystal Gayle. Sounds that were in full blaze when I first moved Austin. Willis is herself a longtime feature in the city, having moved to Austin to pursue music shortly after graduating from high school. Not long after, famed singer/songwriter Nancy Griffith took a shine to her voice and recommended Willis to producer Tony Brown, one of the titans of Nashville country, who signed her to a deal with MCA. Willis found herself in the spotlight of country music world in Nashville, with three albums released to widespread critical acclaim. In the intervening years, Willis' refined her signature alt-country style on her own terms, releasing three full-length albums, and collaborating with her husband Bruce Robison on additional projects. Her last album, Translated by Love, was released in 2007 to ardent critical praise. NPR's Fresh Air termed the album, a terrific piece of pop opera While Interview Magazine echoed, Kelly Willis ultimately blows away the year's biggest noisemakers.

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Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards

on Tue, 24 Jul 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Laura Cortese digs deep and aims high, grew up in San Francisco and moved to Boston to study at Berklee College of Music, immersing herself in the city's vibrant indie music scene and enjoying a busy touring-and-studio-sidekick career which included appearances with Band of Horses at Carnegie Hall and Pete Seeger at Newport Folk Festival. But, it's been with her band, The Dance Cards that she has made the biggest impact. It's bold and elegant fare, schooled in the lyrical rituals of folk music and backed by grooves that alternately inspire Cajun two-stepping and rock 'n' roll swagger. Writing in RnR magazine, David Innes awarded them his Most Memorable Gig of The Year vote saying they swung with constraint-free exuberance, tugging at and capturing everyone's hearts. Songlines magazine drooled: "This was a celebration of American string playing par excellence. Since then, the four-piece has taken both Shetland and Orkney Folk Festivals by storm, and are back in the UK for festival appearances and tour dates. The band kicked off 2018 in style, flying in for two big shows at Glasgow's Celtic Connections festival, promoting their current album, California Calling, on Compass Records, which has been winning them rave reviews and much radio exposure. It was Album of The Week on the Radcliffe & Maconie show at BBC Radio 6. Awarding the album a 5-star review (there were many) at Acoustic magazine, Julian Piper called it stunning and added: If there was any justice, you'd see Laura on Later with Jools next week. Laura Cortese (fiddle/lead vocals), Jenna Moynihan (fiddle/vocals), Valerie Thompson (cello/vocals), Jeni Magana (double bass/vocals)

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Elizabeth & Jameson + Said The Maiden

on Tue, 24 Jul 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

Lauren Canyon Music are proud to present a very special and exclusive double header of the exciting new duo Elizabeth & Jameson and the multi-award winning folk trio Said The Maiden. Hosted in the intimate basement venue of the Green Note. This is a gig not to be missed. Elizabeth and Jameson are the exciting new duo of Hannah Elizabeth of Said The Maiden and Griff Jameson of Fred's House. This gig marks their first official London date. A stunning collaboration between two rising stars of the UK folk/pop/rock scene, Elizabeth & Jameson comprises Hannah Elizabeth of Said The Maiden and Griff Jameson from Fred's House. Playing all over the UK with the trio Said The Maiden, Hannah Elizabeth's influences are very much planted within traditional folk roots. This is in stark contrast to Griff Jameson's recent musical history, having penned a string of quirky rock/pop anthems for Fred's House. Together, Elizabeth & Jameson arguably offers the best of both backgrounds; this is simplistic, classic song writing at its best: a stripped back, harmony-driven sound with guitar, violin and exquisite vocals. Having already opened up for the likes of Scott Matthews, Bob Fox, Greg Russell, Jack Rutter and Richard Digance, the duo are also receiving critical acclaim for their debut EP 'Supermoon', along with an NMG Award nomination for Best Folk,Roots, Country & Acoustic Act and an ever-growing fan base! Said The Maiden are Jess Distill, Hannah Elizabeth and Kathy Pilkinton, three friends who discovered a mutual love of folk music when they reunited several years after spending their school years together in Hertfordshire. After tentatively performing a few songs at their local Redbourn Folk Club, the group soon gained a great deal of interest on the local and national folk circuit, securing major support and headline slots at folk clubs and festivals around the country. The trio has also opened for many great artists including The Full English, The Fisherman's Friends, Jim Moray, Megson, Martin Carthy, Clannad, Cara Dillon, False Lights and Fairport Convention. They were also honoured to join legendary fiddler the late Dave Swarbrick on a successful UK solo tour in the spring of 2014, and released their debut album 'A Curious Tale' in June of the same year. The group went on to release their EP, 'Of Maids And Mariners' in 2016 which was met with critical acclaim across the folk community. Said The Maiden was awarded Bristol Folk Festival's prestigious Isambard Folk Award in 2015 and were also voted 'Best Act' by the public at the 2015 Great British Folk Festival's Introducing Stage, consequently returning in 2016 for an appearance on the festival's main stage. Further recognition in 2017 for Said The Maiden included winning the Folking Awards 'Rising Star' prize, and an NMG Award nomination for best Acoustic, Country & Folk act. The trio also made their first international appearances, at the 60th Jazz & Joy Festival in Worms, Germany and at Costa del Folk in Portugal. Autumn 2017 saw the release of Said The Maiden's eagerly anticipated second studio album, Here's A Health, coinciding with a national headline tour. The new album has been met with great critical acclaim across the folk, roots and acoustic music community, receiving fantastic reviews and national BBC radio airplay. Said The Maiden are now looking forward to another busy year of live appearances ahead as they continue to tour their latest album across the length and breadth of the country. The are also part of the recent award winning Company of Players folk supergroup which was founded and organised by Jess. http://www.saidthemaiden.co.uk/

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Jeff Lang

on Tue, 24 Jul 2018 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

We're treated to moody atmospheric textures, ripping electric lap-steel riffs, delicate acoustic picking, trippy backwards leads, oddball percussion, throbbing tremolo, and unconventional lyrics all of which Lang blends like some crazed sonic alchemist. --- Andy Ellis, Guitar Player Magazine, US Our story begins with one man, a van and a long road ahead of him. The dusty roads of Australia... hundreds of gigs in tiny backwater places in tiny backwater towns lead to thousands of gigs across the globe.. gracing the stages of some of the most revered and respected venues and festivals worldwide. Things blend as they do, natural guitar talents with well over 10,000 hours playing results in an emotional virtuosity on the instrument acknowledged and respected worldwide. A musical curiosity based in the roots of music; blues, world, jazz... naturally lead to collaborations with some of the finest. musicians in the world; Grammy award winning master kora player Mamadou Diabate, Chris Whitley (R.I.P.), Bob Brozman (R.I.P.), Tete, Bobby Singh - tabla virtuoso, Maru Tarang from Rajasthan. Fifteen studio albums, three aria award wins, production skills developed to be an in-demand producer and the work ethic of someone in love with his art have seen Jeff carve his own mould from this world of music, something which is uniquely his own, a sound which is true and original, restlessly inventive and always surprising in the outcome.

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Mike & Solveig

on Tue, 24 Jul 2018 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds 7:30pm

Mike & Solveig play experimental folk music, original songs and instrumentals reminiscent of The Incredible String Band, Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Moondog, Syd Barrett, Bert Jansch, Ivor Cutler etc. Mike Hastings sings and plays guitar, banjo and strumstick. He has played with American psych-folk singer Scott Fagan, Will Oldham (Bonnie Prince Billy) and Peter Daltrey from Kaleidoscope (UK). His main band is the psychedelic rock band The Trembling Bells. He also plays in the band of Mike Heron (The Incredible String Band). Solveig Askvik sings and plays the fiddle and glockenspiel and was previously also part of Heron's band, but left when she moved back to Bergen in Norway "Mike & Solveig['s] 2015 album 'Here Comes Today' is an understated joy" (Uncut, March 2018) Jim McAteer is a guitarist and singer whose previous gigs include supporting slots for Martin Carthy, Wizz Jones, Davey Graham, Robin Williamson, Mike Heron and John Renbourn. Katherine Priddy is a dream weaver, a hypnotic storyteller and fragile performer who encapsulates the rich and often solemn side of artists gone by such as Nick Drake and John Martyn, delivering each word with a genuine warmth and charm. PLEASE NOTE THIS WILL BE A MAINLY SEATED SHOW AT THE HARE & HOUNDS

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Veronica Sbergia & Max De Bernardi

on Wed, 25 Jul 2018 at Lowdham The Old Ship Inn 7:30pm

Doors 7.30 pm, concert starts 8 pm

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Wesley Randolph Eader

on Wed, 25 Jul 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- American folk & old-time country singer-songwriter Wesley Randolph Eader has family roots all over Tennessee, but he was born and raised among the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. His storytelling songs showcase a broad understanding of American roots music: country ballads, bluegrass stompers, talking blues, old time gospel camp tunes, topical songs. One article from No Depression placed Eader's distinctive voice and songwriting style within the more mythical tradition of American folk music: "Eader sings each song as if he's been singing them forever, as if they were passed down like precious heirlooms, or discovered on one of A.P. Carter's song expeditions. Eader's latest album Highway Winds" sounds like a long-lost songwriting classic. It was recorded entirely on a 70s tape machine and features, among others: National Old Time Fiddle Champion Luke Price and Eric Earley, producer, multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and frontman of Blitzen Trapper, Rachel Ann Dial, vocalist and guitarists in indie rock band Mero, as well as legendary Portland enginner & producer Danny O'Hanlon on drums. This strong cast of players has helped take Eader's songs, which stand so strongly by themselves, to an even higher level of interest to the listener. Nostalgic ridden Americana music lovers are sure to find "Highway Winds" a more than suitable soundtrack for the road. Eader has toured regionally along the west coast and in the Pacific Northwest and has played in legendary Portland venues such as Mississippi Studios, Landmark Saloon, Aladdin Theater, Alberta St Pub, The Old Church, Al's Den, White Eagle, Secret Society. He has shared the bill with prestigious acts and friends such Josh Garrels, Liz Vice, Eric Earley (of Blitzen Trapper), Anna Tivel, Holly Ann, The Wild Reeds, The Grahams, Josh Harmony, Evan Way (of the Parson Red Heads), Joshua Powell, Branches, Bevelers, Derek Webb, Josh White, Mary Marquis (of Blitzen Trapper, Tow'rs, Charlie Shaw, Michael Hurley, Jeffrey Martin, Kevin Lee Florence, Hip Hatchet, The Show Ponies

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Amelia White / Hannah Rose Platt

on Wed, 25 Jul 2018 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Amelia White is a rock'n'roll soothsayer, a melodic poetic truth teller from East Nashville. Following the release of her new album Rhythm of the Rain, she's making her fourth UK tour in five years. She's been listed as Best of Country By The Telegraph, and Rock'N'Reel hails her as remarkable... hints of Patti Smith in a dues-paid smokey-bar patina, sassy Americana at its best. Enchanting singer-songwriter and talented guitarist Hannah Rose Platt is a 'powerful and affecting' country-folk singer 'destined for stardom' (Glamour magazine). 'A young, north of England Emmylou Harris' (Sid Griffin).

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Steve Pledger With Special Guest Appearance By Anne Sumner

on Thu, 26 Jul 2018 at North Shields Percy Park Rugby Club 7:30pm

Steve Pledger has an enviable reputation as a talented and dynamic performer. BBC Introducing have called his music "beautiful, authentic, unblemished and wonderful. With writing that ranges from fragile reflections on love and loss to blistering commentaries on current social issues, his songs pack an emotional punch, both recorded and on stage. Steve's musical influences are many and varied and include Graham Parker, Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam, Martyn Joseph, Van Morrison, Ryan Adams, Don McLean, Springsteen and others. Following on from his 2012 debut album '14 Good Intentions' Steve released 'Striking Matches In The Wind' in April 2015 which according to R2 Magazine's 4* review is [music] authentically expressed in a voice with genuine appeal... a direct route to the heart. In 2016 'Somewhere Between' was released and immediately received not only plaudits from critics but also FATEA's Album Of The Year 2016 Award and FolkWords' Best Album From A Male Artist 2016 Award. Engaging as his recordings are, it is as a live artist that Steve excels; his performances as compelling and thought-provoking as they are refreshingly and beguilingly honest. He is a performer who is fast becoming one of the UK's outstanding contemporary singer/songwriters. Making a guest appearance at this gig is rapidly-emerging acoustic artist Anne Sumner from Croydon. Her voice has been likened to Tracy Chapman, Sandy Denny and Joan Armatrading and her thought-provoking and engaging songs have had airplay in Australia, Canada, the US and across Europe as well as the UK. Anne's latest album 'Beacon' has been receiving plaudits from the acoustic music press and radio stations since its February launch and her North East live début is eagerly awaited. An unmissable evening of superb music from two exceptional singer/songwriters. [Steve] Poetic, knowing, clever, thoughtful and melodic; the world would be a far better place with more of this stuff." (8/10) Americana-uk Steve has the voice & song writing ability to get straight to the heart. The entire album (Striking Matches In The Wind) is just a piece of wonder. Rick Stuart, Roots & Fusion '14 Good Intentions' shows the formidable range & depth of Steve Pledger's lyrical & melodic talents. Tender, thought-provoking & assured an album to be played again, & again. Stewart Henderson, poet & broadcaster [Anne] [Anne's] voice has a weight, a timbre, that draws the listener in and the lyrics are written with such heart-tearing honesty that it is almost impossible not to be drawn in to the point of crying. Rick Stuart, Roots & Fusion

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Meaghan Blanchard Live At The Monks Walk

on Thu, 26 Jul 2018 at Beverley The Monks Walk 7:00am

A fantastic evening of East-Coast Canadian music from the hugely respected Meaghan Blanchard. Support comes from Beverley regulars Jessica Lawson & Phil Simpson

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Karin Grandal-park & Karl Robins

on Thu, 26 Jul 2018 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Cumbria-based Karin worked in jazz and blues for many years before becoming enthralled with folk music, starting to attend folk sessions and beginning to write songs in a modern folk style. Now teamed with Karl Robins, a multi-instrumentalist, singer and writer from Northumberland, she has performed at several of the fantastic Costa Del Folk events and at festivals and clubs across Britain.

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Karin Grandal-park & Karl Robins

on Thu, 26 Jul 2018 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Cumbria-based Karin worked in jazz and blues for many years before becoming enthralled with folk music, starting to attend folk sessions and beginning to write songs in a modern folk style. Now teamed with Karl Robins, a multi-instrumentalist, singer and writer from Northumberland, she has performed at several of the fantastic Costa Del Folk events and at festivals and clubs across Britain.

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I See Hawks In La

on Thu, 26 Jul 2018 at High Wycombe Secret venue 7:00pm

TO COINCIDE WITH THE RELEASE OF THEIR EIGHT STUDIO RELEASE", I SEE HAWKS IN LA" RETURN TO THE U/K WITH THEIR HEADY BLEND OF WEST COAST ROCK, WITH FOUR PART HARMONIE'S.

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Rachel Laven

on Thu, 26 Jul 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rachel Laven A positive force of nature on stage, Laven not only captivates with her smiling lyricism but with the timber of a voice that sounds straight out of her chest. In the tradition of her cherished influences: Susan Gibson, Terri Hendrix, Walt Wilkins, Slaid Cleaves, and Ani DiFranco, Laven's vocalisations don't strain too far from her speaking voice which is buoyant and melodic with a gentle,Texan accent. She is a powerhouse of energy, breathing through notes breezily with a passionate aire and a cool, side-smiling tonality. If the secret to a good life is indeed to dare, Rachel Laven is for sure living one. As a finalist in the 2016 Grassy Hill New Folk Songwriter's Competition she showed up with her usual, calm confidence, winning over the audience and judges to gain entry into a cohort of outstanding songwriters including Robert Earl Keen, Jonathan Byrd, Anais Mitchell, and Slaid Cleaves. Daring to enter the songwriter's competition won her the opportunity to empower herself as a professional songwriter, touring as a winner with the 2016 New Folk Class. Today you can see Laven touring the U.S. and Europe performing songs from her album Love & Lucchese's which was released in October, 2017. Vibrant, well-spoken and always reaching new heights, Rachel Laven will be known among the songwriters of her generation as an encouragement and inspiration to dare. Support from... The Rosellys "The Rosellys capture the essence of country, with folk ingredients baked into a transatlantic roots fusion" - R2 4/5 Stars "The Rosellys are a band who make no apology for their love of Americana. Musically, they blend English accents with lyrical references to both the UK and US alongside well pitched bass, feisty drum beats and stunning pedal steel and fiddle to create a sound that walks the fine line between Celtic folk and Americana" - Nashville Over Here In 2015 The Rosellys signed to Clubhouse Records and released their first full band album 'The Granary Sessions', gathering praise from musicians, critics and audiences alike. They have toured extensively across the UK, Australia and America - notably the Southern States where San Antonio (Texas) has become their second home. Influenced by artists such as Emmylou Harris, Gram Parsons, Alison Krauss, Chris Stapleton, Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings, it is clear The Rosellys have an absolute love for Americana music.

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Beer And Bluegrass Festival 2018

on Fri, 27 Jul 2018 at Poole Victoria School 6:00pm

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Moscow Drug Club

on Fri, 27 Jul 2018 at London Green Note 7:00pm

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

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Rustic Stomp

on Fri, 27 Jul 2018 at Lymington Rustic Stomp 12:00pm

Into its third year in Lymington, Rustic Stomp throws a weekend of folk roots from all corners of the globe.

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Summer Ceilidh

on Fri, 27 Jul 2018 at London Mycenae House 7:00pm

Summer Ceilidh: A fun evening of live music, dance and fun. Ticket price £5 online at www.wegotickets.com or £5 on the door. 7.30-10.30 doors open at 7pm

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Chesaba - An Electrifying African Clebration

on Fri, 27 Jul 2018 at Preston The Continental 8:00pm

This trio celebrates a wealth of African cultures, from West African Griot musical storytelling to soulful South African township: vibrant and hypnotic, with improvisations embroidered throughout. Busking in Africa's sheer diversity this trio plays music from Ivory Coast to South Africa. Sounds created from an eclectic blend of cello, kora, n'goni, African percussion, double bass and voice are accompanied by the languages of Bambara, Zulu, Sotho, Tswana and more. Embroidered around their music are improvisations influenced by African, Jazz and Classical Music. Chesaba made its debut at Manchester's most celebrated jazz venue, Band on the Wall in December 2016. The award-winning artists have respectively played in prestigious festivals and venues such as BBC Proms at Royal Albert Hall, WOMAD Festival, Manchester Jazz Festival, Bridgewater Hall and on BBC Radio 3.

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Damien O'kane & Ron Block

on Fri, 27 Jul 2018 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Yet another TLR coup! We're thrilled to be able to present this brand new and incredible line-up. Featuring material from their debut album (due out July 2018) these incredible musicians will amaze audience members with their finger lickin' pickin' they are mighty fine gentlemen to go along with it. Having collaborated and shared the stage in the past with Kate Rusby, they are gearing up for a special summer of performances with a four-piece band! Damien O'Kane had a stint with Irish/Anglo supergroup Flook in 2007/8 and during his time in the band he quickly gained recognition for his banjo and vocal talents. Now currently a solo artist and a full-time member of Kate Rusby's band, O'Kane is much in demand. All the while, Damien is an outstanding banjo player, regarded as one of the finest on the Irish music scene. He is also a superb guitarist and an ingenious arranger. Not to mention an accomplished tunemaker, researcher, bandleader, producer and accompanist of rich imagination and fearless vision. You may think you know the music of Damien O'Kane but think again his inspirational album Areas of High Traffic will certainly leave you wondering. Throughout his life and certainly throughout his extraordinary career multi-instrumentalist Ron Block has been rooted firmly in the bluegrass-country tradition. Now the longtime member of the Grammy-winning band Alison Krauss and Union Station discovers a whole new area of uncharted terrain. With numerous solo records himself, all to incredible critical acclaim, Block stands out as one of the finest and most innovative bluegrass banjo players to ever walk the earth, and he is an astonishing guitar player to boot!

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The Roger Davies Band

on Fri, 27 Jul 2018 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

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Yan Tan Tether / Nick Hall

on Fri, 27 Jul 2018 at Leeds New Headingley Club 8:00pm

Folky female vocal trio, partial to tea wine and sheep. Not necessarily in that order. Joined by Nick Hall, local singer songwriter and one half of award winning duo Plumhall

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Ninotchka

on Fri, 27 Jul 2018 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ninotchka is a Gypsy, Klezmer and Irish folk duo from deepest darkest Somerset. In their performances, Nik Jovčić-Sas and Sydney Bull, take wild Gypsy dances and lighting fast Irish jigs and mix it all together with a signature infectious punk energy that has audiences stomping and hollering throughout the night. First discovered playing on the streets of Bath, they've now played a host of different venues and festivals including Avalon at Glastonbury 2017. Prepare for a night full of drinking and dancing with songs from Belfast to Belgrade and beyond.

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I See Hawks In L.a.

on Fri, 27 Jul 2018 at Dinton Parish Church 8:00pm

"To say that I See Hawks in L.A. traipse down a going-their-own-way path through that old folky Americana and classic California country rock thing, doesn't quite begin to describe the sheer scope of this band's wiiiide-open vision. They're adding much-needed musical and lyrical complexity to the old forms, blending and stretching both the emotional and sonic terrain to thrillingly new and unfamiliar points beyond. Hear it for yourself to best effect yet on the band's new 'Mystery Drug' album, another wickedly surreal blast of psychedelicized country and rock and poetic honkytonk chops. John Payne, L.A. Weekly A superb ensemble with a serious pedigree in California's roots-rock scene. They earn marks before playing a note for a song called 'I Fell In Love With The Grateful Dead' but it's a key signifier. The spirit owes something to Workingman's Dead/American Beauty but even more to the Dead's 1981 live acoustic 'Reckoning'. Waller's rich baritone and some smart, sharp and decidedly dark lyrics provide the cherry on the Garcia. Uncut "Their songs are rife with mournful social commentary, environmental tragedy, wily humour, outsider guile, and political undercurrent. Seldom has there been an album with such joyous music-making, such corrosive, acid-etched lyrics." WM Smith, No Depression The Hawks are noted for their lyrical celebrations and lamentations of earth and ecosphere, odes to the endless highway, and wry social commentarynot exactly the trucks and tight jeans of mainstream country. They've a loyal following around the globe from many U.S. and Europe/UK tours, consistently rave reviews from critics, and a serious presence in the top 10 of the Freeform American Roots chart (#1 three times), the Americana Chart, and the Euro Americana chart (top ten several times). Their live show, whether all acoustic or hard hitting psychedelic honky tonk electric, lights up the stages from their own high desert to Stagecoach in Coachella, to the folk clubs of UK and Germany.

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Who Knows Where The Time Goes? Album Launch Party

on Fri, 27 Jul 2018 at Malvern West Malvern Social Club 8:00pm

Who Knows Where the Time Goes? Album Launch Party The Julie July Band A Tribute to Sandy Denny @ West Malvern Social Club, Friday 27th July 2018 8pm. Went to see the Julie July Band and have just got home. Very emotional experience. The band played were excellent and Julie's singing was superb. You close your eyes and you are listening to Fairport. Thank you Julie July xx (Steve) Enjoyed the show so much you were so magical and mesmerising.I will be buying tickets for next year (Kari) A truly great songwriter touches people and leaves an everlasting impression and that's what Sandy Denny achieved in her short musical career. A singer-songwriter in her own right and considered a founder of the British Folk-Rock movement, she left a legacy of beautiful, haunting and romantic songs that transport the listener to another time and place. The band and I have been performing Sandy's music around the UK for a number of years now and, to mark 40 years since she left us, we decided to record some of our interpretations of her songs in an Album Who Knows Where the Time Goes? and launch it in our home town of West Malvern! For me the journey has been emotional: I have met and had the pleasure of performing with some wonderfully talented musicians and - sadly we lost Martin our drummer along the way. I feel so humbled and privileged to be able to sing her songs they evoke real feelings in me and I am moved. And the audience that come to listen feel it too and, together, we keep her memory alive.

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New Roots: Jason Mcniff 'joy & Independence' Album Launch

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