Allan Taylor

on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

One of the last of the travelling troubadours of the 1960s, Allan ranks amongst our most literate and accomplished acoustic songsmiths. His compositions are faultlessly constructed and flawlessly performed, his smooth, dark voice is instantly recognisable and his guitar playing is intricate yet full-sounding. A night to savour!

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Allan Taylor

on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

One of the last of the travelling troubadours of the 1960s, Allan ranks amongst our most literate and accomplished acoustic songsmiths. His compositions are faultlessly constructed and flawlessly performed, his smooth, dark voice is instantly recognisable and his guitar playing is intricate yet full-sounding. A night to savour!

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Flekd + Arlet

on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ FLEKD write and play beautiful world folk-inspired original melodies from a contemporary jazz perspective, incorporating improvised music with sensitivity. Skilfully-played, engaging twisting melodies evoke European folk traditions amidst sophisticated grooves with subtle layers of Indian and African rhythms. Rich, intricate textures are balanced with beautiful, thoughtful improvisations and expansive soundscapes. Comprising of Jane South (flute & accordion), Moss Freed (guitar), Rebecca Nash (piano), Rob Paterson (double bass) and Matt Fisher (drums & percussion), they are a unique combination of some of the finest young jazz and folk musicians in London. Flekd have been appearing around London at venues including Ronnie Scotts, The Forge and the Southbank Centre, ahead of festivals in 2015. In October 2014 Flekd proudly released their self-titled debut EP, which delves into new directions in contemporary music beyond conventions, bringing intrigue while remaining satisfying and up-lifting. The recording of this debut EP marks an exciting unified sound and combines traditions and familiarity with the unknown, moving in space with arrival and depicts open space and well-loved places. www.flekd.co.uk ---------------------------------------------------------- A mini-orchestra of violin, clarinet, accordion, guitar, euphonium and percussion, ARLET combine the primary orchestral colours into an inimitable myriad fusion. Drawing on folk, jazz, minimalism, contemporary classical and film music, the Arlet sound is an energetic meeting place of many musical perspectives. Writing for Thank Folk For That in 2012, early convert Josh King concluded that Arlet make the kind of wonderful, stirring, instrumental, orchestral music that not just folk music, but music in general, is founded. Established in their native Canterbury in 2011 by accordionist and composer Aidan Shepherd, originally just so Aidan could try out some ideas he had kicking around with some friends, things quickly snowballed for the band as Aidan mastered writing for the group's unusual instrumentation. From humble beginnings, in three short years the band is now well established on the alternative music scene. In 2012 Arlet self-released their eponymous debut EP, recorded in an old Kentish school hall. A location recording seemed fitting for a group that was building a reputation for ethereal performances in unusual settings; art galleries, medieval churches, abandoned warehouses and midnight woodland clearings. In 2013 Arlet went into the studio with Syd Arthur's Joel Magill, engineer and co-producer of their first full-length work, Clearing. Recorded in Syd Arthur's London studio, it was released on the thriving Kent-based Smugglers Records to considerable critical acclaim from Spiral Earth, fRoots, Songlines and Folk Radio UK, for whom critic Johnney Whalley enthused; Just once in a while an album comes along that takes you to places you hadn't realised existed. 'Clearing' did this, and much more, for me. Live sessions followed on BBC Kent and London's Resonance FM, alongside an extensive UK album tour. In 2014 the momentum increased further when Aidan O'Rourke contacted the band, inviting Arlet to play at Lau-Land, Lau's own music festival curated at the Sage in Gateshead. The band also caught the ear of Mercury Prize-nominee and folk promoter Sam Lee. In May, the band made their Nest Collective debut with a packed out show at Camden's Cecil Sharpe House. After successful performances at Secret Garden Party, Shambala, Smugglers and the Cambridge Folk Festival this summer, the band is proud to release a more stripped down Quartet EP, featuring Aidan Shepherd (accordionist and composer), Rosie Holden (fiddle), Ben Insall (guitar) and Lucy Randall (percussion). Meanwhile, Arlet's second studio album is already under construction, with Owen Hewson (clarinet) and Thom Harmsworth (euphonium) back in the melee of sounds. As 2014 draws to a close, the band are looking forward to a second album release in 2015, further collaborations with Leon string quartet and Cocos Lovers, and a European tour in the Spring. www.arlet.co.uk

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Son Of Dave

on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 at Witney Fat Lils Doors 7.30pm / Live Music from 8.15pm

The ex-Crash Test Dummy and modern funky one-man blues beat-box harmonica eruption comes to Witney as part of his Filthy 45s Tour.

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David Greely - Swampy Synchopations From French Louisiana

on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 at Towersey The Three Horseshoes Doors 7:30pm On stage 8:00pm Finish 10:15pm

David Greely, founding fiddler of the Mamou Playboys, has for years been assembling a repertoire of uncommon Cajun music. He uses old and rare tunes, new companion pieces to the old ones, and striking new melodies that meld Cajun roots with fiddle sounds he's heard in his travels worldwide, and arranges them with novel instrumentation and rich harmonies.

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Upturned Pebble Records - Label Launch Night With Lizzyspit + Boat To Row

on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 at London Kings Place 8pm

Lizzyspit is an online sensation. From playing the London circuit to garnering an online fan base that tops 1.5 million her inventive use of Google+ and Youtube have seen this singer-songwriter go from strength to strength. Radio DJ's and the likes of Emily Sande have said wonderful things. 'This girl is fantastic, she's really got what it takes!' Simon Bates, Smooth Radio 'A beautiful voice' Emile Sande, Recording Artist 'Stars in the Water... How gorgeous is that? Absolutely beautiful' Janice Long, BBC Radio 2 'Lizzyspit... well worth playing!' Steve Lamacq, BBC Radio 2 The new album 'Villains' is the latest offering from this unique songstress and this will be your first chance to get your hands on it! __________________ Boat To Row are known for delivering an intricate set woven with strings and vocal harmonies, layered with an ever-expanding collection of instruments. They combine a genuine ease in each other's musical company with an energetic, skilfully crafted sound. With a new album to follow at the end of the year this is a band to keep a track of over the near future with big things predicted. iamlizzyspit.wordpress.com | boattorow.com

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The Jigantics

on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 at Uxbridge RNA Doors and bar 7pm - music from 8pm

The Jigantics provide tear jerkers to foot stompers and do everything just so well! Bewarethisboy - Excellent band - sound like a combination of Lindisfarne and the Clash

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The Jigantics

on Thu, 29 Jan 2015 at Uxbridge RNA Doors and bar 7pm - music from 8pm

The Jigantics provide tear jerkers to foot stompers and do everything just so well! Bewarethisboy - Excellent band - sound like a combination of Lindisfarne and the Clash

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Matt Woosey

on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7.30 for 8pm

Matt Woosey's refreshing musical song writing and playing style combines acoustic blues, folk and rooots conveyed with an accomplished vocal delivery which has been defined as The WooseyBlues. His ability to combine originality with a broad musical knowledge has gained him praise from sources as varied as Paul Jones (BBC2), Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music) and blues News.de who quote Matt as being The Best British bluesman since Rory Gallagher. Matt's music career started aged 15 when he played the drums in a Thin Lizzy tribute band, 'Black Rose', which was paramount to Matt's appreciation and understanding of rock'n'roll. Matt swears that it was the finest education a young man could have when starting out on the circuit!! He was soon frequenting open mic gigs and local clubs crafting his acoustic guitar playing style, including his own slap & pick right hand technique. Today, Matt's playing is often compared to Jimmy Page's extraordinary blues-rock style, Rory Gallagher's improvisational flair and John Martyn's heavy handed acoustic onslaughts.

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Matt Woosey

on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7.30 for 8pm

Matt Woosey's refreshing musical song writing and playing style combines acoustic blues, folk and rooots conveyed with an accomplished vocal delivery which has been defined as The WooseyBlues. His ability to combine originality with a broad musical knowledge has gained him praise from sources as varied as Paul Jones (BBC2), Tom Robinson (BBC 6 Music) and blues News.de who quote Matt as being The Best British bluesman since Rory Gallagher. Matt's music career started aged 15 when he played the drums in a Thin Lizzy tribute band, 'Black Rose', which was paramount to Matt's appreciation and understanding of rock'n'roll. Matt swears that it was the finest education a young man could have when starting out on the circuit!! He was soon frequenting open mic gigs and local clubs crafting his acoustic guitar playing style, including his own slap & pick right hand technique. Today, Matt's playing is often compared to Jimmy Page's extraordinary blues-rock style, Rory Gallagher's improvisational flair and John Martyn's heavy handed acoustic onslaughts.

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False Lights

on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors 7pm Show Starts 8pm

In development behind closed doors for several months, the first intriguing glimpses into a startling project are starting to be revealed with the release of videos and a vinyl/download EP by new band FALSE LIGHTS, who will debut this summer in a headline slot at Folk East. If that all seems back-to-front a new band providing a headline show on one of the biggest folk festival stages in the UK that won't be the only surprise. This project is the brainchild of finger-style guitar genius and singer-songwriter Sam Carter and folk revolutionary Jim Moray. They've never stepped on stage together before and perhaps were considered musical strangers by most, but a shared love of folk and heavy guitar music, and a week of intensive writing in a log cabin in Lincolnshire produced a festival stage-filling, moshpit-inducing, ear-ringingly dynamic, blast of in-your-face indie attitude in the name of folk. Make no mistake, the FALSE LIGHTS sound has more to do with Radiohead than Steeleye Span: it is an explosion of loud, electric, guitar-driven folk for the 21st century.

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Peter Bruntnell

on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette doors 7pm

http://peterbruntnell.net/links.php http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Bruntnell "Bruntnell has a remarkable knack for turning out big, dreamy, melodic, memorable songs" - Mojo "His songs are warm and beautifully radiant" - Uncut "One of the finest songwriters in Britain" - The Independent "His songs should be taught in schools" - NME "One of England's best kept musical secrets" - Rolling Stone Facebook - Launderette Sessions Twitter - @LaunderetteSess Instagram - Launderette_Sessions Trip Advisor - Events at Old Cinema Launderette (Durham) Tickets £12 in advance or £14 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette. Contact mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com for further information. Mix of seating (V.LIMITED) and standing. Doors 7pm. Support ( if arranged) around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. We have an drinks licence. Real ales, lagers, wines. ciders and spirits will be served along with OCC Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and of course soft drinks

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Liverpool Acoustic Live, Featuring Rob Jones & Rob White

on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 at Liverpool The View Two Gallery Doors 7.45pm, music 8.15pm

Liverpool Acoustic kicks off 2015 by welcoming local duo Rob Jones and Rob White to the View Two Gallery. Rob and Rob are used to running their own evenings at the Mathew Street venue but this is the first time they've combined their night with Liverpool Acoustic Live. Support on the night is provided by Manchester singer-songwriter Richie Syrett, local talented singer Ellie Smith, and an opening set from Spain's Monday Blackbird. Tickets are £5.50 in advance, £6 on the door. Doors open at 7.45pm, music starts at 8.15pm prompt, and finishes 10.45pm. Bar available. The performance space is on the third floor of the View Two Gallery and unfortunately there is no disabled access.

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Award-winning Canadian Singer / Songwriter Dennis Ellsworth

on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 at Portsmouth The Square Tower Doors Open 7.00pm (support act on stage 7.30pm)

It's Square Roots Promotions 2nd Birthday!! Yes it's true! Square Roots Promotions is officially two years old!! Our first official show as SRP was with the wonderful Otis Gibbs back in early February 2013, so to celebrate being two, we're absolutely delighted to welcome back the truly world-class songwriting talents of Canadian star Dennis Ellsworth to the Square Tower for what will be his third visit to us, and his first in the main hall. And as if that wasn't enough excitement, we have also managed to persuade Jigantics and ex-ColvinQuarmby vocalist / fiddle player and multi-instrumentalist Marion Fleetwood to lend her awesome talents to the evening as support act. For those of you who have never seen Dennis Ellsworth before, we'd like to let you hear what others said of him when they saw him perform at one of our house concerts: Thank you for the Dennis gig last night. Felt privileged to be there - absolute quality (Brian Hanson) We'd never heard of Dennis before, and know what you mean now about him being a big star in the future (Rob Jenkins) What a wonderful time we had (Paul Wild) Dennis Ellsworth is a prolific songwriter. Lately he's gotten into rhythm of writing, recording and releasing an album a year. In between records, he travels around the planet singing songs characterised by a kind of dark optimism that's informed by early influences such as Roy Orbison, Neil Diamond and Kris Kristofferson. Ellsworth can't pinpoint what first prompted him to pursue music, but recalls singing 'Forever in Blue Jeans' in front of the mirror while brushing his teeth as a child. Since making the leap from the bathroom to the barroom, Ellsworth has toured Canada extensively, made inroads into the US and built a substantial following in the UK. In all, he's released six records, all recorded live in a house or studio; two with his side project, Haunted Hearts, as well as Chesterfield Dweller of the Year (2009), the Strange Boat EP (2011), Dusk Dreams (2012) and his latest, Hazy Sunshine, in 2013 as a solo artist. Although he's refined his sound and approach to writing over the years, some things remain constant. One is an acoustic guitar he rescued from 1970's era cottage in the Catskills; a guitar on which he's written almost every song he's put down on tape and believes has a lot to do with his gift for songwriting. Another is the emphasis he places on collaboration with the musicians he brings together for each album and the importance of allowing their unique voices as players to influence his songs. Produced by Skydiggers guitarist, Josh Finlayson, and recorded over five days and wine filled nights at The Bathhouse, near Kingston, Ontario, Hazy Sunshine is a perfect example of how positively special that collaboration can be. When I set out to make this album I wanted to isolate myself in the winter in rural Canada, and for that to contribute to the sound of the record, but we went in a different direction, he says. Although Hazy Sunshine represents a departure from Ellsworth's past records, Dusk Dreams in particular, never before has the Charlottetown-based singer/songwriter released an album as heavily informed by his belief that, no matter how rough things get, if you lose hope you lose the ability to effect positive change. The result is a seamless blend of modern East Coast folk and rock and roll with shades of classic Americana, roots and country haunting the edges; a set of songs that anyone who's questioned their place in the world will find their own experiences reflected in. While Hazy Sunshine dwells heavily on the necessity of remaining positive, it's fuelled by the kind of dark optimism that's always driven Ellsworth's songwriting. I'm hopeful but I'm not a firm believer, he says, bluntly. There have been times that music has saved him, and times that it's let him down, but aside from his beautiful and loving wife and their cat Winsloe, music has always been his truest friend and companion. If you need him for anything, he's probably out for a stroll with his wife. Either that or he's on the road and maybe playing in your town tonight and, if so, you should be at his show. Marion Fleetwood will be best known to many of you as a member of ColvinQuarmby, The Jigantics, Meet On The Ledge and the Gerry Colvin Band, and if you do know her, then you'll also know that she is a top quality musician, as well as a top fiddle player, multi-instrumentalist with a voice to surely die for! She has played very few solo shows, so this really is a coup for Square Roots Promotions and you the audience - and with her proposed debut solo album reaching it's Crowd Funder target within three days, that shows you exactly in how high esteem she is held. Here's what people have said of Marion: We were treated to Marion Fleetwood's stunning version of Jane Siberry's The Valley. Now I'm a big fan of top quality female vocalists such as Chris While (and indeed KD Lang), and I have to say that Marion Fleetwood is assuredly in that class. The voice is enough. Ethereal, emotive, passionate and at times siren-esque. The closing note of the song is greeted with genuinely affectionate applause, and a number of people standing up to show their appreciation yes it was one of THOSE moments!. Superbly craftedhauntingsonorousstunningbeautifully executedcaptivatingincredible. We'd be really happy if you could come along and help us celebrate 2 years of top quality music - see you there :)

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It'll Be Over By Xmas + Plum Busby

on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 at Braughing Church Hall 7.30pm Doors Show starts 8pm

Join us for a truly unique theatrical experience.   The library committee of Stepney Borough Council have invited Ms Tilly Crumb, the maverick editor of the Stepney Chronicle to give a lecture about the First World War.  Tilly is a cross between Germaine Greer, Janet Street Porter and Edith Piaf and the library committee are nervous that her lecture will be just a bit too radical for their taste. Tilly however knows her audience and delivers a superb and highly entertaining lecture in musical form, bringing together, in collaboraration with the brilliant composer, writer and aranger Paul Sand, a powerful witty and passionate view of the war. What the Papers Say... "show stopping songs....Ms Crumb's sensual rage infuses history with tragic satire", Ken Tynum "fabulous satire dressed up as a family singalong with attitude", Bernard Lovin PLUS in the second half of the evening... PLUM BUSBY http://www.plumbusby.co.uk AN ECLECTIC MIX OF COUNTRY, FOLK, BLUES, JAZZ, CALYPSO, MUSIC HALL AND IDIOCY. There will be space to dance... and you will want to! Mandy Carlton - Vocals Tracy Coleman - Vocals Huw Thomas - Guitar, Recorders, Vocals Stuart Hall - Guitar, Violin, and other stuff Gabriel Keen - Piano Alex Keen - Bass Some Idiot - hitting drums

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From Louisiana: David Greely & Friends

on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 at London Cecil Sharp House 7.30-11.00pm

There are many great fiddle players in Louisiana, but David Greely is one of the best. For over 10 years he played lead fiddle with Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys- that speaks for itself. Come and find out what Louisiana Cajun fiddle playing is meant to sound like.

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From Louisiana: David Greely & Friends

on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 at London Cecil Sharp House 7.30-11.00pm

There are many great fiddle players in Louisiana, but David Greely is one of the best. For over 10 years he played lead fiddle with Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys- that speaks for itself. Come and find out what Louisiana Cajun fiddle playing is meant to sound like.

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Sheffield Folk Sing

on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 at Sheffield Crookes Social Club 7.30pm start (doors open 7.00pm)

A charity concert in aid of Parkinsons UK and the Alzheimers & Dementia Society, featuring a host of nationally acclaimed folk artists.

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Sheffield Folk Sing

on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 at Sheffield Crookes Social Club 7.30pm start (doors open 7.00pm)

A charity concert in aid of Parkinsons UK and the Alzheimers & Dementia Society, featuring a host of nationally acclaimed folk artists.

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The Rest Of Time Single Celebration Feat The Portraits, Ethemia, Minnie Birch

on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 at London The Blue Anchor Doors at 8.00pm

This will be a very special celebration of a remarkable song recorded throughout 2014 and a hit in early January 2015 in the iTunes Singer Songwriter Chart. Along with three artists championed by BBC Introducing - The Portraits, Ethemia and Minnie Birch - the song features over 2,000 voices recorded up and down the UK, all singing to save the life of one little girl, Emma Whittaker from Bucks, who needs to find a blood stem cell donor within weeks to save her life. Full details of the song and Emma from: http://www.therestoftime.com Tickets are £8 advanced and £10 on the door depending on availability. Spaces are limited and this will be a very special and very popular evening so advanced booking is recommended.

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Oh Susanna

on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 at Leek Foxlowe Arts Centre 7.30 for 8pm start

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Hand Of Presents... A Concert Series - One: Folk

on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 at Sheffield Harland Works Doors at 7.00pm

A Concert Series presents a run of carefully curated gigs in an old shop front. These nights will exhibit Hand Of's finest selection of home-grown artists spanning genres and cities across The Midlands and The North. We like to think of them as affectionate, multimedia notes to Sheffield and its people. ONE: FOLK Friday 30th January 7:00pm Doors Harland Works, 72 John Street http://www.harlandworks.co.uk/ £4 tickets, available from The Alternative Store, Division Street (http://www.thealternativestore.net/) £5 OTD Cheap, licensed bar Mellow Peaches Not seen at a Hand Of night since Acoustic Delights way back in 2011, Mellow Peaches have finally started answering our calls and agreed to get up here from Birmingham. Often whimsical, sometimes acerbic, always memorable, we're unbelievably excited to see them again. Have a listen: http://www.mellowpeaches.co.uk/ Madii Shann This is storytelling embroidered with bitterness and painfully funny truths. Her sultry voice twists and turns through a subtle melodic structure that will hold you rapt. Have a listen: https://soundcloud.com/bestillmyheart More folky delights will be served on the night, some from the great city of Birmingham and some from our very own Sheff. www.handof.co.uk @HandOfSheff

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All The Wild Folk Presents Concrete Mountain

on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 at London Jamboree 8pm to Midnight

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All The Wild Folk Presents Concrete Mountain

on Fri, 30 Jan 2015 at London Jamboree 8pm to Midnight

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Paul Jones And Dave Kelly

on Sat, 31 Jan 2015 at Howden The Shire Hall 7.30 for 8pm

In the decade before the far-reaching telephone call that started The Blues Band, Paul had been a hard-working actor, mainly in London's West End but also on Broadway (he lived in New York for a year). But always at heart he was a bluesman. Having declined Brian Jones' invitation to join the fledgling Rolling Stones in 1962, Paul accepted the very next offer, a job with the group which soon became Manfred Mann. Later known as a pop group (Do Wah Diddy, Pretty Flamingo) they began as an R&B band, and would find themselves playing with Sonny Boy Williamson, Otis Spann, and Matt Guitar Murphy. Over the years, Paul's songs have been recorded by people like Ten Years After, Al Kooper and Carlos Santana and the earliest line-up of Steppenwolf. He has also written for films, television and commercials. As a harmonica man, he has performed publicly and/or recorded with Memphis Slim, Alexis Korner, Henry Gray, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Susan Tedeschi, Eric Bibb, Otis Grand hardly to mention the likes of Tina Turner and the Royal Ballet Sinfonia. The list of guests on his programmes on BBC Radio 2 and Jazz FM is encyclopaedic, from Luther Allison to Axel Zwingenburger, and including B B King, Koko Taylor, Curtis Mayfield, Jimmy Witherspoon and scores more. On 11/4/01 on BBC television, Paul proved to be a popular recipient of the famous THIS IS YOUR LIFE big red book.If there is such a thing as a British 'blues pedigree', then Dave Kelly's sets the standard. Kelly is a blues craftsman a journeyman who has served his time with the best. In New York he jammed with Muddy Waters. He became a friend to Howlin' Wolf and John Lee Hooker, who both felt the benefit of Dave's playing in their touring bands. It was Dave's big sister, the late Jo-Ann Kelly, who first opened his ears to the blues, although his passion for rock and roll and especially the work of Buddy Holly remains intact. In 1967 he joined The John Dummer Blues Band. After three albums and a solo project he continued to polish his style and technique throughout an adventurous career with some of Britain's finest players. When The Blues Band was formed in 1979, the post of slide guitarist and joint vocalist was a foregone conclusion and bringing his friend, the bassist Gary Fletcher, along to that first rehearsal, was a bonus. Dave Kelly's guitar and vocals form the very backbone of The Blues Band's distinctive sound. Today, after 21 years 'treading the boards' with the band, with his solo albums, duo tours with Paul Jones, and soundtrack work (for commercials and such projects as BBC TV's 'King of the Ghetto' and the Comic Strip's 'Strike!') Dave Kelly is firmly estabished as Europe's premier blues performer.

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Roger Davies

on Sat, 31 Jan 2015 at Hepworth Village Hall Doors 7:30pm Start 8pm

Roger Davies continues to go from strength to strength and is making a name for himself as one of today's most entertaining contemporary acoustic folk singer songwriters. Supporting Roger at Hepworth will be Bradford based singer songwriter Bella Gaffney.

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Porchlight Smoker - Album Launch

on Sat, 31 Jan 2015 at London Green Note Doors@ 7pm. Pls see greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of tables. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, with priority given to diners. If you'd like a table, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 'Water Into Sand' is the third album by Sussex based Roots / Americana band Porchlight Smoker. Originally formed as a duo in 2008 by Kent-born Fred Gregory (mandolin, guitars, vocals) and Scott Smith, from Wichita, Kansas (lap-steel, guitars, banjo, harmonica, clarinet, vocals), the band went on to add Steve Bell from Dundee (banjo, mandolin, guitars, vocals) and Scott Warman (double-bass, vocals). All four band members contribute to the songwriting, with each bringing a range of different musical influences to the table from Celtic, bluegrass and folk, right through to American Roots all perfectly blended to create their unique sound. The band's self-titled debut album was released in 2009, and described by one critic as perfectly flawed. Album number two imaginatively titled '2' received national and regional airplay, along with some great reviews along the way Porchlight Smoker are a lovely band Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 A timeless record, fusing elements of folk, bluegrass and country. Not every day you hear so many instruments played guitar, banjo, mandolin, double bass, sparse percussion and even a jew's harp Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 'Water Into Sand' is the perfect next step for Porchlight Smoker, featuring a majority of self-penned songs and drawing on the band's multi-national and multi-instrumental talents to produce a fascinating blend of Roots, Folk and Americana. "Masters of the banjo, guitar, lap-steel, stand-up bass, mandolin and, yes, clarinet combined with their trademark vocal harmonies" Maverick Festival

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Oh Susanna

on Sat, 31 Jan 2015 at Leyland Fox Lane Sports Club Doors at 7.30pm

Suzie Ungerleider began performing as Oh Susanna in the mid-1990s, crafting a persona that matched the timeless qualities of her music, sounds that drew from the deep well of early 20th Century folk, country and blues, yet rooted in her finely-honed storytelling skills. This Canadian songstress has a voice that can pierce a heart of stone. Her superbly crafted songs often tell stories of troubled souls who rebel against their circumstances to attain a quiet dignity. These are tales of longing and love, of small town joys and pains, of our simple feelings and strong passions. These are tales that look into our beautifully flawed human hearts. Her new album, 'Namedropper', pays tributes to her many friends in the close singer-songwriter community. Initially, Suzie imagined it would be simply an ordinary covers record. But when she approached her old friend Jim Bryson to produce the album, he hatched a new idea. He decided they should ask artists to write brand new songs specifically for the album. So, stepping up with new songs are, amongst others, Ron Sexsmith, Old Man Luedecke, Amelia Curran and The Good Lovelies. More details at www.mrkite.org

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Plinth + Sharron Kraus + The Owl Service

on Sat, 31 Jan 2015 at London Asylum Chapel 12.00pm

Am I Born to Die?: An afternoon of folk & experimental music, film & spoken word to mark the centenary of the birth of celebrated song collector Alan Lomax.

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Roger Wilson

on Sat, 31 Jan 2015 at Dungworth The Royal Hotel Tunes @ 7:30, Act on @ 8, Singing session 10pm

A magnificent singer, guitarist and fiddle player, Roger has played with Martin Carthy, Chris Wood and many others and completed an epic stint as the Songman in War Horse. A fabulous songwriter and a great interpreter of traditional songs. STANDING TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR

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Wesley Stace's Cabinet Of Wonders

on Sat, 31 Jan 2015 at London Cecil Sharp House Doors at 7pm, start time 7.30pm

Featuring Jonathan Coe Shirley Collins Kristin Hersh The High Llamas Harry Hill Nick Lowe Paul Muldoon We are delighted to present the UK premiere of Cabinet of Wonders, from Sussex born New Yorker, novelist and singer-songwriter, Wesley Stace. This must-see New York based show brings together a different group of musicians, authors, comedians and poets for each performance, combining their individual talents to deliver a unique and unforgettable experience. For this special, one-off night we will host some of the biggest names in the worlds of poetry, music and literature. Promoted by EFDSS in association with Songlines Magazine

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Andy White And Friends

on Sat, 31 Jan 2015 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

Originally from Belfast but now living in Australia, Andy continues to fill venues around the world with his winning personality and high energy stage performances. In 2012 Andy published the brilliant 21st Century Troubadour an often hilarious account of life on the road for the travelling musician. To accompany the book launch he also released a double CD of the same name one CD an impeccable retrospective featuring great songs such as 'Berlin 6am' and 'Italian Girls on Mopeds' and the other a selection of spoken segments from the book. In 2013 he released a brand new studio album 'How Things Are' a brave record of a disintegrating marriage and it could well be his best yet. Certainly one of our national treasures. I love it all: I love his honesty, his humour, his imagination, his music-making and (most of all) his poet's way with words. No Depression 2014 'Songwriter is on repeat in my car stereo - and if Andy never writes another song in his life - it doesn't matter. 'If You Want It' is simply one of the best songs I've ever heard.' Ivan Martin, one of Northern Ireland's top DJs 'I love this man and his music. Rave on!' Janice Long, BBC Radio 2 'How Things Are is packed with heroic major chords and ear-seducing melodies that lift up the soul, make you want to stretch out your arms and joyfully embrace whatever life and fate conspire to chuck at you.' Fatea 2014 'This international treasure is a storyteller in the classical mould who weaves his words with gorgeous melodies and wry humour. Blisteringly romantic without being sentimental.' The Stage 'Throughout his career, Andy White has made intelligent, compelling music' Financial Times 'A national treasure' The Music Critic '25 years after he began to stake his patch in the music world, the self-styled bard of Belfast not only shows no sign of slowing down, but he even has the effrontery to sound better than ever.' Whisperin' and Hollerin' Andy White, one of the great Irish singer-songwriters, tours the world with his 12 string guitar in one hand and a book of poetry in the other. He has worked with the likes of Peter Gabriel and Tim Finn, been the A of ALT and won Ireland's top songwriting award. Since his breakthrough single 'Religious Persuasion', Belfast-born Andy has produced nine internationally released albums. The latest of these, 'Songwriter' (Floating World, 2009), was recorded in Vancouver and Real World Studios by legendary UK producer John Leckie (Radiohead, Muse, Pink Floyd). 'Songwriter' reflects writing collaborations he has been working on for the past few yearswith Canadians Allison Russell (Po'Girl) and Stephen Fearing (Blackie and the Rodeo Kings), Australian writer Sean Sennett and Scots producer Stuart Crichton. The band on the album includes members of Neko Case's group, Po' Girl, and the Be Good Tanyas, and features virtuoso pianist and accordion player Radoslav Lorkovic (Odetta, Jimmy Le Fave), Belfast born Andy has merged pop sensibility with lyrical excellence, social commentary and acoustic guitars ever since 'Religious Persuasion' (Stiff Records, 1985) and first album 'Rave On Andy White' (Decca, 1986). They called him Belfast's Bob Dylan as he emerged in the new wave of acoustic music headed by The Pogues. Melody Maker reviewed his first album with the headline 'Yer Man's Brilliant!' and Folk Roots made him a cover star. Andy has worked with the great names of Irish music including Van Morrison and Mary Black. Sinead O'Connor and The Frames have guested on his recordings and Andy was included in the Irish HQ Rock Hall of Fame in 1998. Socially aware in a way which comes naturally to someone who grew up in Belfast during the 70s and 80s, Andy's work has always reflected his time and place. In trying to make this particular experience universal, his writing incorporates and transcends the boundaries of his native land. In 1994 Andy was introduced to Australia by Tim Finn Andy was one third of folk supertrio ALT along with Tim and his Dun Laoghaire flatmate Liam Ó Maonlaí. After recording and releasing their album 'Altitude' (EMI, 1995) and promoting it worldwide, Andy returned to Australia to tour solo, signed to publisher Mushroom Music and wrote Cathy Freeman's Sydney Olympics anthem 'Coz I'm Free' with Christine Anu in 1999 which was performed at the opening ceremony. Meantime Andy recorded 'Teenage' in Dublin, featuring the single 'Get Back Home'. Released in 1996, this album signalled a return to Cooking Vinyl who followed it up in 1998 with the 'best of' collection 'Compilation'. After appearing at WOMAD Singapore, the Real World/WOMAD organization took Andy under their wing, releasing a live album 'Speechless' (WOMAD Select, 2000) and booking Andy to appear at many WOMAD festivals from South African to Seattle. Andy's mix of lyrical excellence, songwriting, political passion and social awareness are what attracted them, and the relationship continues to this day. In conjunction with the performance album, which featured both songs and poems, Lagan Press published a book of Andy's lyrics and poems entitled 'The Music of What Happens' (1999). The book was launched at the Dublin Writer's Festival and Cúirt in Galway. In the meantime, Andy wrote an eponymous album in Switzerland, returning to Dublin to record it in Temple Bar with a team of friends including Kieran and Maria Doyle-Kennedy, Bronagh Gallagher, his sister Cathy, Liam O Maonlaí, Dave Clarke and Nick Seymour. 'Andy White' was the first of Andy's albums to be released by UK label Floating World, in 2001. Andy moved to Melbourne the following year, finding a new home and the inspiration to write the albums 'Boy 40' (Floating World, 2003), 'Garageband' (2006), and 'Songwriter' (2009) and the latest a collaboration with the double award winner Juno Canadian singer songwriter Stephen Fearing 'Fearing & White (2011) Highlights of the past few years include being musical director and host of WOMAD UK gala finales at Las Palmas in Spain and Reading UK in 2005, working with John Leckie on the past two albums, co-writing and producing artists in Italy, Netherlands and the UK, tutoring WOMAD Summer School and the UK Songwriting Festival. The world of Andy White is peripatetic, intuitive, never uneventful. In November 2009 Lagan Press published '21st Century Troubadour' Andy's on-the-road journal, which tells the whole story. It could be subtitled, after one of Andy's best-known songs, 'Street Scenes From My Heart'. In 2011 Andy toured throughout North America and Europe with his long term friend Stephen Fearing (Blackie & The Rodeo Kings) to support their joint album Fearing & White. 2012 saw a new double CD one CD an impeccable retrospective featuring great songs such as 'Berlin 6am' and 'Italian Girls on Mopeds' and the other a selection of spoken segments from the book '21st Century Troubadour'. In 2013 Andy's 15 year long marriage broke up and this was the catalyst for a superb new studio album 'The Way Things Are'. Featuring his son Sebastian on drums this was a brave, heart-wrenching slice of classic music at once sad, poetic and hopeful. Andy toured the world on the back of the album, playing to capacity audiences at several venues. www.andywhite.com

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Young Folk Showcase Featuring Ne3folk

on Sat, 31 Jan 2015 at Barton The Ropewalk Doors open at 7pm, on stage 8pm

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Blues Shakedown With Blues Of Cain

on Sat, 31 Jan 2015 at London Jamboree 8pm to Midnight

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Blues Shakedown With Blues Of Cain

on Sat, 31 Jan 2015 at London Jamboree 8pm to Midnight

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Anthology Three: Album Launch

on Sat, 31 Jan 2015 at London Harrisons Bar Doors at 7:00pm, Music from 7:30pm

In 2011, Folkroom Records launched with the release of Anthology One: a collection of artists we loved and something of a snapshot of the movement at that moment in time. We followed it up in 2012 with Anthology Two and now, two years on, it's finally time for Anthology Three. On January 31st we'll be launching the record in a gig at London's best folk venue (and the home of Folkroom itself), The Harrison. The gig will feature as many of the artists from the record as we can gather in one place! Amongst those performing are Lucy Cait, Robin Elliott, The Lost Cavalry, Late Arrivals Club, Daniel Pattison, Joe Innes & The Cavalcade, Cameron J Niven and Stephen Hallam! Lots has changed in the two years since our last Anthology, and this record represents that. Gathering artists from previous Anthologies alongside newcomers, it represents the newly formed Folkroom Rotating Orchestra collective, and all those within it. For the first time, the album will see a physical release alongside the free digital download that will be available online from February 2nd. Come down to get your hands on a very limited edition Anthology Three CD!

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Phil Beer

on Sun, 1 Feb 2015 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

Great musician from award-winning SHOW OF HANDS plays solo concert.

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Phil Beer

on Sun, 1 Feb 2015 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

Great musician from award-winning SHOW OF HANDS plays solo concert.

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Damien Barber And Mike Wilson

on Sun, 1 Feb 2015 at Southport Park Golf Club Doors from 7pm, music from 8pm.

Grit, passion and sharp Trad.songs with guitars and squeezebox

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Amy Speace

on Sun, 1 Feb 2015 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

THAT KIND OF GIRL 2015 CD RELEASE TOUR FOR THOSE WHO ARGUE THAT POETRY IS A DYING GENRE, I SUGGEST LISTENING TO AMY SPEACE. NEW YORK TIMES Amy Speace's songs hang together like a short story collection, united by a common vantage point and common predicamentsit's a gift to hear a heart so modest even when it's wide open, says legendary rock critic Dave Marsh in his liner notes to Amy Speace's newest collection How To Sleep In A Stormy Boat (WindBone/Tone Tree). Marsh continues, It is the most daring, confident, ambitious and beautiful album Amy Speace has made since she began recording. Speace, once an actress with The National Shakespeare Company, has crafted a document to living gracefully with grief that weaves a most unlikely yet beautifully poetic narrative between her very modern lamentings and the characters in Shakespeare's plays. The New York Times wrote For those who argue that poetry is a dying genre, I suggest listening to Amy Speace. The Tennessean writes, What Speace says what she sings -- she says with a confluence of poetry and honesty, of emotional specificity. And she was recently featured in NPR's All Things Considered. Although Amy began her creative career in the theatre, acting with The National Shakespeare Company and various other classical repertory theatres, she long ago left behind the stage to pursue music full time. She was discovered by Judy Collins and signed to Collins' imprint, Wildflower Records, releasing two critically-acclaimed albums. Judy Collins herself recorded Amy's song, The Weight of the World, calling it one of the best political folk songs I've ever heard. Along the way, she gained support and praise from such legends as Guy Clark and Nanci Griffith, Ian Hunter and Alejandro Escovedo, an unlikely combination until you hear Amy's songs. The Houston Press called her The unconscious cool of Americana, nodding to the lean poetry of her rootsy folk, an edge possibly learned busking in the subways of NYC, or playing Juliet in parking lot productions of Romeo & Juliet. But it's her voice that catches the audience off guard. A crystal clear voice with an emotional catch and a fluttering vibrato that seems grounded in another era yet somehow speaks to this one. Mary Gauthier says, "There are voices that serve as a bridge from the past to the future and act as soul connectors, and as a people we need them to keep singing. These voices open hearts with this rare, one in a million quality. Amy Speace has such a voice. Just ask the legendarily discerning Judy Collins; she'll tell you. Amy's got it, and then some. She is a timeless artist, a time traveller. Part past, part future. And that's a good thing, a really good thing." QUOTES There's turmoil in the songs on this album and then there's a calmness to offset that, to cope with that that's the big clue behind the album's title I guess; that Amy Speace has learned/is learning to cope, and that she has a way forward, a way through. Earnest songwriting and honest songwriting aren't often actually the same thing. But here I believe her. I believe in her. I believe the songs and I'm swept up in the performance. Her best album. Until the next album Off The Tracks An NPR critic commented, Her velvety achey voice recalls an early Lucinda Williams. Judy Collins describes the song Weight of the World as one of the best political folk songs I've ever heard. And in The Tennessean, Peter Cooper writes, What Speace says what she sings she tries to say with a confluence of poetry and honesty, of emotional specificity. He goes on to say that her ballad from the new album, The Sea & the Shore written with Robbie Hecht and performed with Grammy-nominated John Fullbright, is a song about attraction, about patience and timing, about want and need and consequence. And it ends in a breakup. www.amyspeace.com

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Rebecca Hollweg

on Sun, 1 Feb 2015 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

Rebecca Hollweg is a singer and songwriter who grew up first in west London and then in very rural west Somerset. She lives in London with her husband, bassist Andy Hamill, and their 10-year-old daughter Ruby. Andy has produced her two critically acclaimed albums June Babies (2001) and Orange Roses (2008) and also her forthcoming third album Country Girl, due for release in 2015. Country Girl will feature 10 new songs including Ruby and The Week. For two years running, in 2009 and 2010, Rebecca's song Orange Roses was highlighted by Aled Jones on his BBC Radio 2 programme to tie in with Dementia Awareness Week. It received an overwhelming response from listeners, several of whom played it at family memorial services and said they felt it could have been written for them. In 2010 Rebecca was invited for a second time to play at Vamos Festival, Crete, sharing the bill with two former members of the Korgis, Stuart Gordon and Phil Harrison both formative influences on Rebecca's music-making. In 2010 she also published a children's story, The ball that got stuck in the tree, with illustrations by singer-songwriter colleague and print-maker Jeb Loy Nichols. In 2011 she continued to play gigs in London and was invited back to Crete to play at Vamos Arts Week for a third time, this time sharing the bill with poet Roger McGough. She played Moseley Folk Festival in Birmingham at the recommendation of BBC Radio 2 DJ Janice Long, who introduced her set. She has appeared a regular guest of poet John Hegley at his monthly London night session, and has sung on several tracks for the new album from Tony Penultimate, aka Peter Brooke Turner of The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain.

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David Greely Fiddle Workshop

on Sun, 1 Feb 2015 at London Cecil Sharp House Doors open 930am

Celebrated Louisiana fiddle player David Greely presents a workshop in Cajun/Creole fiddle technique, suitable for all ability levels. David brings virtuosity, deep understanding of the Louisiana traditions and a highly engaging personality to his teaching. Fiddle players of all genres should not miss this unique opportunity to expand their knowledge and technique from a master of the Louisiana style.

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Cooper And Bolton At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 1 Feb 2015 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub Doors open around 7:30 pm

Cooper & Bolton are Pete Cooper on fiddle, mandolin and vocals and Richard Bolton on cello and guitar. Both respected figures on the folk scene together they make up one of the most unusual and engaging evenings we've seen. Their musical influences are diverse, but they identify their music - both traditional tunes and songs, and their own highly original new pieces - as Contemporary English Roots. 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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Atlum Schema And Little Lapin

on Sun, 1 Feb 2015 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop Doors at 7.00pm

The talent of Warwickshire comes together as the brilliant Atlum Schema and Little Lapin play together.

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West My Friend

on Sun, 1 Feb 2015 at Northampton Albion Brewery Bar 8.30pm (Doors 8pm)

Not every folk group can perform a seven minute song about cats who fall in love and still leave audiences asking for encores. But West My Friend isn't your average folk four-piece. With the release of their second album, When the Ink Dries, the group continues to push the boundaries of what folk-roots, music is, mixing quirky pop sounds with Canadian coastal folk and full orchestral arrangements into a genre all their own.

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Softlysoftly Presents Tony De Meur + Tinlin + Mariah Wade

on Sun, 1 Feb 2015 at London Kiss The Sky Doors 2.45pm Music 3-5pm

PLEASE NOTE, this event is ADULTS ONLY - no children allowed in the bar. Advance ticket reserves you a seat - first sales get comfy sofa spots! Deliciously chilled unplugged acoustic music to charm you on a Crouch End Sunday afternoon. TONY DE MEUR What to say about this wonderful performer! You'll probably know him under his alias Ronnie Golden from the comedy circuit , where he's collaborated with luminaries such as Barry Cryer and was a founder member of The Fabulous Poodles, and a member of the Comic Strip (he even appeared in The Young Ones!). He's a great musician, and we're delighted he's coming to sing for us (no doubt raising a laugh or two along the way!) http://www.ronniegolden.com/ TINLIN The Tinlin brothers playing as a duo with mandolin/guitar and acoustic songs in harmony. http://www.tinlinmusic.com/ MARIAH WADE Trio combining guitar and female vocal harmonies beautifully with their interpretations of Irish folk and old-time American songs. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mariah-Wade/173545945991395 As usual doors open at 2.45, with music starting at 3pm and continuing until 5pm And all for just £3 in advance, which guarantees a seat. Tickets on the door are £4. Oh yes, and there'll be marshmallows too! (After 5pm the bar opens its doors to non-paying general public, so you can stay on and enjoy the evening ambience) The venue is easy to get to - Tube to Finsbury Park or Overground to Crouch End Hill, then a couple of minutes on the W7 bus to Crouch End Clocktower, from which the venue is just two minutes' stroll.

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Naila

on Sun, 1 Feb 2015 at Leeds Oporto 7pm - 10.30pm

NAILA https://www.facebook.com/naila.official ISSIMO https://www.facebook.com/issimomusic THE BOTTLENECKS https://www.facebook.com/thebottlenecksmusic ROBBIE THOMPSON https://www.facebook.com/robbiethompson1402

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Beggars Bridge

on Mon, 2 Feb 2015 at Etton The Processed Pea Doors open at 6.30pm for 8pm start

Beggars Bridge are a six piece band from Hull who write tuneful and engaging song-stories in the best folk traditions, often based on people, places and events from their home county of the East Riding of Yorkshire. See the Processed Pea Website for more details.

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Jon Amor & Joel Fisk

on Mon, 2 Feb 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors 8pm, music 8.30 - 11pm

Joel Fisk - "I've known Jon for a couple of years, with our paths crossing at various gigs on the Blues circuit, as well as seeing him many times with The Hoax. Having jammed with Jon and Ian Siegal at Scarborough Blues Festival earlier this year, we got talking, and decided to get together for some gigs. We share the same tastes in music, comedy and alcohol, so this promises to be a fantastic few days on the road." This was so successful that they are extending their gigs into 2015 and we are one of the lucky venues to be chosen. We know Joel Fisk from Hokie Joint and Jon Amor from The Hoax, the Boom Boom Band, Jon Amor Band and many more. This will be really special.

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Jon Amor & Joel Fisk

on Mon, 2 Feb 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors 8pm, music 8.30 - 11pm

Joel Fisk - "I've known Jon for a couple of years, with our paths crossing at various gigs on the Blues circuit, as well as seeing him many times with The Hoax. Having jammed with Jon and Ian Siegal at Scarborough Blues Festival earlier this year, we got talking, and decided to get together for some gigs. We share the same tastes in music, comedy and alcohol, so this promises to be a fantastic few days on the road." This was so successful that they are extending their gigs into 2015 and we are one of the lucky venues to be chosen. We know Joel Fisk from Hokie Joint and Jon Amor from The Hoax, the Boom Boom Band, Jon Amor Band and many more. This will be really special.

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Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith And Teyr

on Mon, 2 Feb 2015 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music Starts 8:30pm

Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith play traditional and original folksong of the British Isles. They tell stories of hardship, joy, struggle and celebration held together with driving banjo and guitar arrangements and close vocal harmonies. They have both been heavily influenced by the songs and singers of East Anglia, where they both grew up, but their music also reflects the diversity of voices within the folk and acoustic world. They weave traditional English folksong with Irish, Scottish and American tunes, and their own compositions draw on many different styles. Forged amongst the hustle and bustle of North London's folk scene, Teyr ("3" in the Cornish language) are a trio of players who showcase the many sounds of the British Isles. With roots running from Ireland to Wales to Cornwall, James Gavin (guitar and fiddle), Dominic Henderson (uilleann pipes) and Tommie Black-Roff (accordion) capture the hybridity of contemporary life within traditional music, injecting it with a shot of youth and transform. Having met on the Trad music scene through late night sessions, each performer holds an intuitive sense of folk music, evident in their deft new arrangements of fiery tunes and songs as well as original material. Influenced by neo-folk groups such as Lau, Kan and Lúnasa, the trio are a force to be reckoned with, particularly in a live setting. And with high-drama, high-energy and high-jinx, their performances will remain stamped on the audience's minds for a long-time after.

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Theo Bard Duo + Lori Campbell

on Mon, 2 Feb 2015 at London Harrisons Bar 7pm -11pm

After musical travels in Goa, India, this is Theo's homecoming gig with the fantastic Louisa Jones on double bass and backing vocals. Expect new songs, tales from the East and a cosy, intimate vibe at the Harrison. Inspired songwriter and live music obsessive, Theo Bard is to be found in all the most beautiful, unusual and intimate music spots across the UK, singing his own unique brand of urban folk. His expert picking on the guitar, bold beats and uplifting lyrics combine to make a sound that is both timeless and contemporary, reflecting the diversity of his beloved London. Classically trained from the age of four on violin, Theo has also studied folk singing and guitar, African percussion, electric bass and music production. He's also the man behind the legendary Woodburner nights that bring together the wealth of talent in London's acoustic music scene in some of the most beautiful venues Hackney has to offer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCNJOFUrwwM Support from Lori Campbell Tickets £5 advance £8 on the door https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCNJOFUrwwM Support from Lori Campbell Tickets £5 advance £8 on the door Advance booking strongly recommended!

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An Evening Of Folk Music - The February One

on Mon, 2 Feb 2015 at Manchester The Castle Hotel Doors at 7:30pm

We have decided to run our 'An Evening of Folk Music' event on a monthly basis in 2015, at The Castle Hotel. It will be on the first Monday of every month and the first one is this one Thrillingly, Joana Serrat has agreed to fly in from Barcelona to play at the event, which will also see the wonderful Lucy and Virginia play their first headline set. We also have a rare Manchester show by Christopher Eatough, with one act tbc. Lucy & Virginia http://youtu.be/0esRqJFZeDg Joana Serrat http://youtu.be/KuxpdsFRyWo Christopher Eatough http://youtu.be/dungPWDT9zQ

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Nat Johnson & Friends

on Tue, 3 Feb 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Accompanied by her band on flute, fiddle, harmonies, horn and lapsteel, acclaimed singer-songwriter Nat Johnson will be playing songs from her new album 'Neighbour of the Year', along with songs from her former outfits, Monkey Swallows the Universe (Sheffield's loveliest band. **** The Guardian) and Nat Johnson and the Figureheads (Like a cross-pollination of Yo La Tengo and the 'nu-folk' of Laura Marling - Subba Cultcha). Nat has supported Low and Richard Hawley, played sessions for 6 music and Radio 4 and performed at Green Man, Latitude and End of the Road festivals.

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Drew Holcomb

on Tue, 3 Feb 2015 at London The Old Queen's Head Doors at 7.30, Music at 8.30pm

PLEASE NOTE: This event will be taking place at our alternative home for the evening: THE OLD QUEEN'S HEAD, 44 Essex Road Angel (N1 8LN) DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors is an Americana rock band from Memphis & East Nashville, TN. Formed in 2006 by Drew Holcomb (lead vocals, guitar, harmonica), the band includes Nathan Dugger (guitar, keys), and Rich Brinsfield (bass) and rotating cast on keys and drums. Drawing influence from Tom Petty and Bob Dylan, Drew Holcomb has found his place in today's landscape of singer/songwriter Americana. The band has developed their sound through extensive touring, performing alongside John Hiatt, The Avett Brothers, Ryan Adams, Los Lobos, Susan Tedeschi, Needtobreathe, Robert Earl Keen and more. The band has sold over 100,000 albums to date, and played over 1,800 concert dates in 7 countries. Their songs have received 40 TV placements, appearing on How I Met Your Mother, Criminal Minds, Parenthood, Nashville, HOUSE, Justified and more. Their upcoming album, Medicine, is set to be released on January 27, 2015. Drew will be playing this show as a duo, together with his guitarist Nathan Dugger.

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Hannah Sanders Cd Launch

on Tue, 3 Feb 2015 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music starts 8:30pm

Hannah started singing traditional folk songs with her family, The Dunns when she was a teenager. The Dunns toured the UK and Europe singing unacompanied songs in 4 part harmony. Hannah left music for a time to pursue a career as a cultural anthropologist, becoming a leading expert on contemporary witchcraft and popular culture. She lived in Boston, MA, USA where she taught at Emerson College and sung with Liz Simmons (Annalivia, Long Time Courting). Hannah is recently returned to Britain and is performing the folk songs she has known and loved for years, accompanied on guitar and baritone dulcimer. From the beautiful ballads of Britain to sweet songs of the American mountains, Hannah brings lightness and depth to her renditions of songs old and new. In addidition to her solo work, Hannah continues to work with American singer Liz Simmons, with guitarist Ben Smith and with guitarist/dobro player Ben Savage alongside radical storytelling troupe Pandvani108. This year Hannah has been performing at folk clubs and festivals across Britain and the USA. Autumn 2014 sees Fate, a new EP in anticipation of the release of her debut album, Charms Against Sorrow, engineered and produced by Ben Savage.

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Songhoy Blues

on Tue, 3 Feb 2015 at Birmingham The Sunflower Lounge Doors at 7.30pm

Birmingham Promoters present: SONGHOY BLUES + special guests £8adv Ages 16+ http://birminghampromoters.com/ - SONGHOY BLUES Hailing from the heart of old Gao, Oumar Toure and Aliou Toure were, like most kids growing up in the ancient city, obsessed with hip-hop, R&B and bands like The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix. By their early 20s, having met young guitarist Garba Toure (son of Oumar Toure, long term percussionist in Ali Farka Toure's band), they began to make music while at university in Bamako. Their deep attachment to the home grown songs and dances of the Songhoy, both traditional styles and the modern guitar based sounds popularised by the likes of Baba Salah and above all Ali Farka Toure, was helping shape their nascent music which sought to blend the trad and the modern, the homegrown and the foreign, the youthful and the ancient. The growing unrest in the north of Mali saw Oumar, Aliou, Garba and many of their family take refuge down south in Bamako as hostilities worsened in early 2012 and Songhoy Blues were born from this adversity. All those old 'world music' prejudices have no place here. Songhoy Blues are four talented, hungry, sharp and outward-looking young men from a part of the world that has had more than it's share and pain and conflict in recent years. But it has given far more than its share of music and joy to the world in return over the past four decades. That place may seem strange, alien and 'exotic' to some but deep down, Songhoy Blues are a familiar proposition: four young men, guitar, drums, bass and vocals, driving rhythms, big hearts and a story to tell. Songhoy Blues' debut album, Music In Exile, is released on Transgressive Records on Monday 23rd February 2015. They support Damon Albarn at The Royal Festival Hall this autumn, before heading out on a UK tour in February.

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Jonny The Firth Vs Rosie Doonan

on Tue, 3 Feb 2015 at Leeds Oporto 7.30pm - late

Career spanning sets from both acts

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Crh Music Presents Jeffrey Foucault

on Wed, 4 Feb 2015 at Bristol Kings Arms Doors at 7.30pm

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Sally Barker

on Wed, 4 Feb 2015 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath doors 7.15; start 7.45pm

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Dennis Ellsworth

on Wed, 4 Feb 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Ellsworth sings lush and languorous country blues" - Time Out "Heartfelt and heart-achingly beautiful, a timeless album" - Americana UK "His vocals are as good as anyone's and better than most, the songs are beautifully written vignettes of observations of life and love and the instrumentation and playing are pretty exceptional" - American Roots UK After supporting John Smith in the UK on tour last year, Canadian songwriter Dennis Ellsworth is excited to be returning to the UK this June with his new album Hazy Sunshine set for release on June 9th 2014, supported by string of UK live dates. Having already received support from BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris who has been spinning tracks off the album in recent months, as well as earning two awards at Music PEI Week, Dennis' live performances are not to be missed, with his performance at last years Maverick Festival gaining rave reviews. Dennis' own contributions to music are widespread; he's been in Rock, Indie, Punk, and Country bands and has released two acclaimed full-length albums to date. Hazy Sunshine is produced by Canadian musician Josh Finlayson, whilst the album was recorded over five days and wine filled nights at The Bathhouse, outside Kingston, Ontario. The album is a seamless blend of modern East Coast folk and rock & roll, with shades of classic Americana, roots and country haunting the edges. Always one to let the spirit guide a session in the studio rather than force things to turn out exactly how they are planned, the album welcomes a slightly more upbeat feel than his past solo records. While Hazy Sunshine dwells heavily on the necessity of remaining positive, it's fuelled by the kind of dark optimism that's always driven Ellsworth's songwriting. There have been times that music has saved him, and times that it's let him down, but music has always been his truest friend and companion. Dennis has grown into one of Atlantic Canada's most potent songwriters, with beautifully poetic lyrics and a veteran's sense of melody, tune and arrangement. His influences include Harry Nilsson, Elvis Costello, Paul Simon, Neil Young and Alex Chilton - but his sound is entirely his own.

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Bright Phoebus Presents: An Extra Night With Martin Simpson!

on Wed, 4 Feb 2015 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30pm doors Concert 8pm

Due to high demand for tickets we have added another night at The Greystones for Martin Simpson, world renowned guitarist and award winning singer-songwriter. Hooray! The wonderful, Martin Simpson returns for another splendid home gig at his local pub. With lots of new songs and tunes to try out on a home crowd, this will be a very special concert with one of the finest guitarists in the world who is also an Award winning song writer. With more BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominations under his belt than anyone else and a good few wins, it is always a slightly surreal pleasure to see our Bright Phoebus collective member, ply his formidable wares at the pub down the road, but that's what The Backroom at The Greystones is all about. World class quality in your local, lovely venue. And because you lovely lot are wanting more tickets than we can manage in one night, we have added the night before as an extra gig - come and join us on 4th Feb at The Greystones, it's going to be ace! Hope to see you there .... 7.30pm doors, 8pm start.

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Bright Phoebus Presents: An Extra Night With Martin Simpson!

on Wed, 4 Feb 2015 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30pm doors Concert 8pm

Due to high demand for tickets we have added another night at The Greystones for Martin Simpson, world renowned guitarist and award winning singer-songwriter. Hooray! The wonderful, Martin Simpson returns for another splendid home gig at his local pub. With lots of new songs and tunes to try out on a home crowd, this will be a very special concert with one of the finest guitarists in the world who is also an Award winning song writer. With more BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominations under his belt than anyone else and a good few wins, it is always a slightly surreal pleasure to see our Bright Phoebus collective member, ply his formidable wares at the pub down the road, but that's what The Backroom at The Greystones is all about. World class quality in your local, lovely venue. And because you lovely lot are wanting more tickets than we can manage in one night, we have added the night before as an extra gig - come and join us on 4th Feb at The Greystones, it's going to be ace! Hope to see you there .... 7.30pm doors, 8pm start.

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Claude Bourbons Candlelit Acoustic Concert

on Thu, 5 Feb 2015 at Ashill The Barn at Square and Compass Doors 8pm Start 9pm

Intimate Candlelit Concert in Barn. En Suite accom available plus camping - phone first for details and booking. NO REFUNDS UNLESS SHOW CANCELLED.

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New Roots Double Bill: Kelly Oliver Plus Project Jam Sandwich

on Thu, 5 Feb 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

Our annual showcase for up-and-coming young acts. Kelly Oliver is a singer, songwriter and guitarist from Hertfordshire who is particularly influenced by traditional Irish music, while Project Jam Sandwich is an amazing five piece from Manchester's RNCM playing world music from Bulgaria to S Africa to Scotland and concocting a captivating set of exhilarating improvisations, scorching rhythms and beautiful melodies.

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New Roots Double Bill: Kelly Oliver Plus Project Jam Sandwich

on Thu, 5 Feb 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

Our annual showcase for up-and-coming young acts. Kelly Oliver is a singer, songwriter and guitarist from Hertfordshire who is particularly influenced by traditional Irish music, while Project Jam Sandwich is an amazing five piece from Manchester's RNCM playing world music from Bulgaria to S Africa to Scotland and concocting a captivating set of exhilarating improvisations, scorching rhythms and beautiful melodies.

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Luke Jackson + Amy Wadge

on Thu, 5 Feb 2015 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds doors 7.30pm

A pairing of two generations of captivating singer songwriters, Amy Wadge and Luke Jackson, touring together for the first time across the UK.A great singer, a great songwriter and a really commanding presence..I watch everything this young chap does with a considerable amount of interest and an equal measure of amazement. Mike Harding Ed Sheeran's Thinking Out Loud was co-written with Amy and has brought her songwriting even greater critical acclaim from a wider auudience.

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The House Devils.

on Thu, 5 Feb 2015 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8pm

tickets £7.

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New Roots - Live Music Presents..jack Harris/ Jenny Lindfors/ Nic Dawson Kelly/ Mariah Wade

on Thu, 5 Feb 2015 at London Harrisons Bar 7pm - 11pm

A firm favourite of the New Roots Sessions, Jack Harris was a South by Southwest showcasing artist at 17. He was the first international act to win the New Folk songwriting competition at The Kerrville Folk Festival, Texas- previous winners include Steve Earle, Lyle Lovett, Gillian Welch and Devon Sproule.. A virtuosic guitar player and powerfully authentic folk singer and songwriter, he has shared the stage with everyone from Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick to Anais Mitchell and Jeffrey Foucault. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDziiqHdXEo Jack Harris onstage at 9.40 pm A star in waiting, Jenny Lindfors recently completed a UK tour supporting Rumer at the million selling singers request. Lindfors has been described by The Manchester Evening News as completely and utterly brilliant and by the BBC as being: blessed. She is currently working on her second album, aided by members of Gomez and Bristol band Phantom Limb. Her's is a highly sophisticated folk style informed by a mid seventies FM sound , with shades of everything from Bill Withers to KT Tunstall via Neil Young and Joni Mitchell in the mix, all woven together by a unique and powerfully soulful voice. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOsf2wEYM2I Jenny Lindfors onstage at 8.50 pm Sheffield born, London based songwriter Nic Dawson Kelly's Dylan & Van Morrison-meets-Devendra based electric folk sound, steeped in rockabilly and country soul, has been described by The Times as 'a visceral, compelling new presence on the UK music scene', The Sun calls him 'one of the most distinctive British voices in years' and Q maintains his is 'a soulful take on some of the finest blues-folk around'. After sharing the stages with Laura Marling, Adele and Richard Hawley amongst others, Dawson Kelly has gone on to showcase his music extensively within the capital. His new EP, recorded with the talents of Jim Barr (Portishead), Clive Deemer (Radiohead/ Roni Size) & Dan Moore (Booker T/ Rodriguez) amongst others, takes its cues from Deep South country-soul traditions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXExEUbezHU Nic Dawson Kelly onstage at 8.00 pm Three piece Mariah Wade perform unique and beautiful interpretations of traditional Irish and old time American songs, interspersed with their own carefully crafted compositions. Weaving together stories on acoustic guitar and banjo with vocal harmonies that run as deep and clear as a mountain stream, their music defies easy categorization - it embraces the pre-eminent ambassadors of traditional Irish, folk, Appalachain and country music. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3545C6y5HY Mariah Wade onstage at 7.15pm

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The Southampton Blues Legends - The Pete Harris R&b All Stars + The Bob Pearce Blues Band

on Thu, 5 Feb 2015 at Southampton The 1865 Doors at 7.00pm

As well-known blues legends in Southampton, Pete Harris and Bob Pearce will be sharing the same bill for the first time in 15 years, exclusively at The 1865, Southampton. They will be joined by both their bands giving themselves and their fans a glorious set of swinging, reminiscent blues. "Pete Harris is a baaaaad man!!" (Mojo Buford) "To find a better blues guitarist than Pete Harris you would probably have to go to Chicago" (Southampton Jazz Society) "Bob has showed why singing the blues has made him one of Southampton's most famous sons." (The Daily Echo)

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Kent Duchaine & Leadbessie

on Fri, 6 Feb 2015 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

Kent Duchaine was born in Minnesota & taught to play ukelele guitar & clarinet by his father all by the age of 11. Later at school he learned to play the piano & electric guitar. He played in a local band with some school friends in & around his home town of Wayzata, performing popular 60s music.While reading the sleeve notes on an Eric Clapton album he was intrigued to find out more about Robert Johnson & blues music in general. He then immersed himself in the music of Johnson, Muddy Waters, Lightnin' Hopkins, T-Bone Walker, Bukka White & Elmore James. In 1970 DuChaine opened a show for slide guitar genius BukkaWhite & began to meet & play with some of the great blues legends. During the early 70s he played in a band with Kim Wilson of the present day Fabulous Thunderbirds. The band backed some of the big name bluesmen, Fenton Robinson, Boogie Woogie Red, Luther Tucker, Hubert Sumlin & many more. As the band's reputation spread they came to the attention of the great Willie Dixon who arranged a recording contract & a major concert sharing the bill with John Lee Hooker, Howling Wolf, Albert Collins & Margie Evans. Leadbessie In 1979 DuChaine found his beloved Leadbessie a beat up 1934 National Steel guitar & kitted it out with extra heavy strings to cope with his ferociously powerful playing style. Deciding to go solo he disposed of all his worldly possessions & moved south with only Leadbessie & an old Cadillac in order to be closer to the roots of the blues music he now embraced. He lived in the car for some time at one point with one of his three ex wives, before graduating to a Winnebago Motorhome via a tent & a camper van. In 1989 DuChaine met & established a partnership with the legendary bluesman Johnny Shines (a travelling companion of Robert Johnson) They recorded Back To The Country with harmonica great Snooky Pryor & were honoured with the coveted W C Handy Award for the best country blues album. In 1991 The Smithsonian Institute honoured the "King of the Delta Blues" Robert Johnson. DuChaine & Shines were among a privileged few musicians to be invited to perform at this Prestigious 25th annual Festival Of American Folklife. The end result was the Grammy nominated album Roots Of Rhythm & Blues DuChaine & Shines performed over 200 shows together all over America while DuChaine still continued his solo career. Their relationship was cut short by Shines death in April 1992 DuChaine was determined more than ever to spread the blues he loves & started to tour in the UK & Europe to great acclaim. He currently has ten solo albums & a DVD under his belt & has completed over 100 overseas tours to date. The Sunday Times colour supplement listed him as one of the 5 best concerts in the UK (in any music genre) during a tour in 2001. In the years 2008/9 DuChaine performed over 275 concerts in the UK & has established a large fan base across the whole of Britain & Ireland, plus at many Festivals around Europe. In 2008 DuChaine was asked by Alabama's State Culture Officerto represent the State on a cultural visit to Italy (even though he no longer lived in Alabama) When not thrilling music lovers with authentic Delta Blues, Urban Blues & his own original music, he relaxes at home in beautiful South Georgia with wife number four Sarah, pursuing his favourite hobby fishing. They live on the shore of a vast lake on the border between Georgia & Alabama in a house which DuChaine has literally built with his own hands, reading DIY manuals along the way. www.kentduchaine.com/

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False Lights

on Fri, 6 Feb 2015 at Aldershot West End Centre 8.00pm

Doors at 7.00pm Show starts at 8.00pm

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Pharis & Jason Romero

on Fri, 6 Feb 2015 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors 7pm Show Starts 8pm

It's a typical story - where a matchmaker, some scratchy old records, a custom banjo and a flyfishing trip all conspire - leading to a meeting in 2007 at an old-time fiddle jam. She was living in Victoria, BC and he was living in Arcata, CA. Both had been playing music for decades and loved early country, old time, folk, blues, and bluegrass. She sent him a copy of the 1928 recording Tupelo Blues from Hoyt Ming & His Pepsteppers and... they married 2 months later. In 2010 they moved their home and the J. Romero Banjo Company north to the BC interior, to her hometown of Horsefly. In this way-out-there small place, surrounded by wilderness and good people, they build their finely crafted banjos, and play and write the music, new and old, that they adore. Writing songs about ageless characters, hard lives, loss and love, Pharis' songs have been played on radios around the world, and she was called a 'historical treasure' by the BC Folklore Society. On stage from a very young age with her family's country band, classically trained and country schooled, she was a co-founder of the award-winning and innovative roots-folk band Outlaw Social, releasing two celebrated albums from 2005 to 2009 before venturing out musically with Jason. Jason was a fixture on the Arcata, CA bluegrass and old-time scene before coming to BC, and is deft in banjo styles from early fingerstyle to clawhammer to bluegrass. When not playing banjo, his resophonic and acoustic guitar playing is a distinct texture, melodic and percussive. His singing and his playing has been called both seductive and badass. Their follow up to 2011's 'a Passing Glimpse', 'Long Gone Out West Blues', was released in 2013 and brought a Canadian Folk Music Award for Traditional Singer and a nomination for Traditional Album of the Year, two Western Canadian Music Awards nominations, and an Independent Music Award nomination for Americana Album of the Year. Pharis & Jason's releases continue to attract audiences and radio play globally. Their delight in making music for music's sake no doubt contributes to the joyful lack of pretence in their albums and performances and to the rapidly-growing fan-base for both. '... Wonderful, achingly beautiful harmonies. It's all perfectly judged, precise but never flashy picking, tangible chemistry and warmth between them and grade a songs.' - Maverick Magazine 'Anchored by Pharis's rock-solid rhythm guitar and propelled by Jason's inventive picking on a variety of banjos and guitars, their plaintive voices and soulful blend capture the ear and the imagination.' - Acoustic Guitar Magazine

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Drew Holcomb/ Town Hall Live

on Fri, 6 Feb 2015 at Kirton in Lindsey Town Hall Doors at 7.00pm

Since releasing his first album in 2005 Nashville based musician Drew Holcomb and his band The Neighbors have established themselves as a formidable act. The band's songs have been used in countless television shows and commercials in the United States. The most notable was Live Forever which was used in the greatest NBA commercial of all time. They toured the UK in February, 2014 in support of their album 'The Good Light' which is full of earthy, heartfelt songs that are tremendously catchy. Now Drew is back, not with the full band but with their guitarist, in support of their new CD 'Medicine' which is even better than 'Good Light'

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Red Dirt Skinners At Roots Music Club

on Fri, 6 Feb 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, Doors 7.30pm

www.reddirtskinners.com Once in a while, an artist comes along who simply doesn't follow the rules. Winning National Awards in both Blues and Country, the Red Dirt Skinners are equally at home on a festival stage, or in a folk club too. It's not that they haven't decided which genre they are, it's that they're pro-actively developing a whole new sound. Without fail, audiences are on their feet at the end of a Red Dirt Skinners show, and all are saying the same thing... 'that's refreshingly different' Their genre-busting sound means that the Red Dirt Skinners are the first band in history to succeed at both the British Blues Awards and the British Country Music Awards.

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Red Dirt Skinners At Roots Music Club

on Fri, 6 Feb 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, Doors 7.30pm

www.reddirtskinners.com Once in a while, an artist comes along who simply doesn't follow the rules. Winning National Awards in both Blues and Country, the Red Dirt Skinners are equally at home on a festival stage, or in a folk club too. It's not that they haven't decided which genre they are, it's that they're pro-actively developing a whole new sound. Without fail, audiences are on their feet at the end of a Red Dirt Skinners show, and all are saying the same thing... 'that's refreshingly different' Their genre-busting sound means that the Red Dirt Skinners are the first band in history to succeed at both the British Blues Awards and the British Country Music Awards.

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Megson - Live At St Barnabas

on Fri, 6 Feb 2015 at Linthorpe St Barnabas Church Doors 7:00pm, Start 7:30pm

Blissful voices and driving rhythmic guitars and mandolas from Stu and Debbie Hanna three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and three Spiral Earth Awards. The duo were named The most original duo on the British folk scene by the Guardian and described by Songlines as a marriage made in Heaven. Named after a dead dog & comprising a former punk and classically trained soprano, MEGSON were an unusual commodity on the London acoustic scene of the early noughties. In 2004 they quietly released their debut album ON THE SIDE on their own EDJ label. Not expecting much, they quickly won fans in Radio 2 DJ Bob Harris and the then rising star of the UK Folk Scene Seth Lakeman. Radio sessions and support tours soon followed. 2007 saw the duo turn professional with the release of their second album SMOKE OF HOME. However, it was their third TAKE YOURSELF A WIFE which, taking inspiration from their Teesside heritage, established the duo as "A force in the folk revival" (The Observer). The following years saw three BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Nominations, three spiral earth awards, international tours and the release of the critically acclaimed THE LONGSHOT. "The most original duo on the British folk scene" said the Guardian, "A marriage made in Heavan" said Songlines. They wowed fans with performances at Cambridge Folk Festival, Green Man Festival, Larmer Tree Festival and all across the UK, even winning over passengers of the tugboat MV Ella in Hartlepool. The birth of a baby girl in 2011 wasn't enough to slow down the duo with the release of WHEN I WAS A LAD - A Collection of Children's Folk Songs, and the formation of the unique FAMILY FOLK SHOW series. And during all this time, Stu even managed to get involved with other artists producing records for LUCY WARD, FAUSTUS, THE WILLOWS, THE YOUNG'UNS & SHOW OF HANDS. 2014 saw the release of IN A BOX, their much anticipated brand new studio album. Featuring guest performances by Seth Lakeman , Jess Morgan & The Willows it was not only named one of the Best Folk Albums of 2014 by The Telegraph but also The Sunday Express - ALBUM OF THE WEEK.

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Megson - Live At St Barnabas

on Fri, 6 Feb 2015 at Linthorpe St Barnabas Church Doors 7:00pm, Start 7:30pm

Blissful voices and driving rhythmic guitars and mandolas from Stu and Debbie Hanna three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and three Spiral Earth Awards. The duo were named The most original duo on the British folk scene by the Guardian and described by Songlines as a marriage made in Heaven. Named after a dead dog & comprising a former punk and classically trained soprano, MEGSON were an unusual commodity on the London acoustic scene of the early noughties. In 2004 they quietly released their debut album ON THE SIDE on their own EDJ label. Not expecting much, they quickly won fans in Radio 2 DJ Bob Harris and the then rising star of the UK Folk Scene Seth Lakeman. Radio sessions and support tours soon followed. 2007 saw the duo turn professional with the release of their second album SMOKE OF HOME. However, it was their third TAKE YOURSELF A WIFE which, taking inspiration from their Teesside heritage, established the duo as "A force in the folk revival" (The Observer). The following years saw three BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Nominations, three spiral earth awards, international tours and the release of the critically acclaimed THE LONGSHOT. "The most original duo on the British folk scene" said the Guardian, "A marriage made in Heavan" said Songlines. They wowed fans with performances at Cambridge Folk Festival, Green Man Festival, Larmer Tree Festival and all across the UK, even winning over passengers of the tugboat MV Ella in Hartlepool. The birth of a baby girl in 2011 wasn't enough to slow down the duo with the release of WHEN I WAS A LAD - A Collection of Children's Folk Songs, and the formation of the unique FAMILY FOLK SHOW series. And during all this time, Stu even managed to get involved with other artists producing records for LUCY WARD, FAUSTUS, THE WILLOWS, THE YOUNG'UNS & SHOW OF HANDS. 2014 saw the release of IN A BOX, their much anticipated brand new studio album. Featuring guest performances by Seth Lakeman , Jess Morgan & The Willows it was not only named one of the Best Folk Albums of 2014 by The Telegraph but also The Sunday Express - ALBUM OF THE WEEK.

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Miranda Skyes And Reg Preston

on Fri, 6 Feb 2015 at London Queens Head, Limehouse doors open at 7 pm

intimate back room gig in historic London pub

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Wagon Train @ Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues

on Fri, 6 Feb 2015 at Clitheroe The Atrium Cafe Doors 7pm - Gig starts @ 8pm

Wagon Train - a popular Manchester blues outfit - Expect steel & dobro guitars from gifted American musician, Bill Buckley, and tunes suggestive of Spaghetti Westerns, Hank Marvin, and Presley's guitarist, James Burton. Billy is also in demand as a sessional musician in Memphis and Nashville - CD 'Damnation Twist' has strong original US flavour. www.myspace.com/thewagontrain

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Wagon Train @ Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues

on Fri, 6 Feb 2015 at Clitheroe The Atrium Cafe Doors 7pm - Gig starts @ 8pm

Wagon Train - a popular Manchester blues outfit - Expect steel & dobro guitars from gifted American musician, Bill Buckley, and tunes suggestive of Spaghetti Westerns, Hank Marvin, and Presley's guitarist, James Burton. Billy is also in demand as a sessional musician in Memphis and Nashville - CD 'Damnation Twist' has strong original US flavour. www.myspace.com/thewagontrain

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Hatful Of Rain

on Fri, 6 Feb 2015 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing Bar opens at 6.30 pm, doors at 7.30 pm

For the uninitiated this talented band is made up of four musicians based in Sussex. They are Chloe Overton vocals, guitar, mandolin, Phil Jones double bass, banjo, vocals, James Shenton fiddle, Fred Gregory guitar, mandolin, vocals, who describe themselves as a British folk/American roots band, with strong influences from both sides of the Atlantic. They combine powerful song-writing with musical virtuosity and a strong traditional feel. Vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Chloe Overton has the ideal voice for this type of music, matched by a maturity and understanding of and for the idiom. The broad range of material they play is mostly self-written and individually reflects in the array of instruments they use. Dexterity and natural feel are what marks Hatful Of Rain out as more than just meddlers in their field and in Chloe they have a songwriter of skill and sensitivity, whose music is a perfect combination for the individuals who all bring something special to the proceedings. The Hatfuls make full use of the single microphone approach to performing which creates an engaging visual spectacle whilst underlining the warmth and communal style of the music played. The omni-directional microphone not only picks up the vocals in the fashion of a 1940/50's club, but also imitates the set-up of a country/roots band of contemporary America. In true Grand Ole Opry fashion, every time a solo is called for, the protagonist steps up closer to the microphone, and boy do they all play fast and furious. With critical acclaim from the likes of Mike Harding (They're very, very good) and Bob Harris (Hauntingly beautifulI love it), and rave reviews of their latest album 'The Morning Key', this is a band that is going from strength to strength. Their live shows consist of always excellent playing and singing, as well as entertaining banter that immediately gets the crowd on their side. The roller coaster of emotions that they take you on with their often sad murder ballads is entwined with some good old fashioned rock and roll, although never straying too far from their bluegrass/folk/old timey roots. Do take the chance to see them live, you'll not regret it!!

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The English String Band

on Fri, 6 Feb 2015 at Guildford Institute Doors 7.30pm Music 8.00pm

This will be an evening to remember! The English String Band is the coming together of some of the finest English traditional stringed instrument musicians on the country. We've got them booked for a barn dance on Saturday 7th February at Godalming Borough Hall so we thought we'd ask them if they would like to perform at the folk club the night before. They said "yes". All of them! The line-up for the night will be: John Adams (fiddle - Old Swan Band, New Victory Band etc.) Paul Burgess (fiddle - Old Swan Band, John Kirkpatrick Band, Melstock Band etc.) Cath Chandler (fiddle) Dee de Wit ('cello - Highly Strung, Our Northern Branch) Liz Giddings (fiddle - Thaxted Morris, Abbots Bromely Horndance)) Flos Headford (fiddle - Old Swan Band, Edward II and the Red Hot Polkas, etc) Mitch Mitchell (bass - The Red Fox Ceilidh Band, The Old Fashioned etc.) Rob Neal ('cello - Katie's Quartet, The Old Hat Band, etc.) Matt Quinn (fiddle - The Dovetail Trio, The Eliza Carthy Ceilidh Band) Taz Tarry (fiddle - Grand Union, etc.) For the folk club this line-up will be joined by Roger Digby (Anglo Concertina - Flowers & Frolics) for an evening of solo and accompanied songs, monologues, instrumental pieces plus various combinations of the members of the band and, of course, two or three full band sets. NUMBERS WILL BE STRICTLY LIMITED (in order to be able to fit the band in!)

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The English String Band

on Fri, 6 Feb 2015 at Guildford Institute Doors 7.30pm Music 8.00pm

This will be an evening to remember! The English String Band is the coming together of some of the finest English traditional stringed instrument musicians on the country. We've got them booked for a barn dance on Saturday 7th February at Godalming Borough Hall so we thought we'd ask them if they would like to perform at the folk club the night before. They said "yes". All of them! The line-up for the night will be: John Adams (fiddle - Old Swan Band, New Victory Band etc.) Paul Burgess (fiddle - Old Swan Band, John Kirkpatrick Band, Melstock Band etc.) Cath Chandler (fiddle) Dee de Wit ('cello - Highly Strung, Our Northern Branch) Liz Giddings (fiddle - Thaxted Morris, Abbots Bromely Horndance)) Flos Headford (fiddle - Old Swan Band, Edward II and the Red Hot Polkas, etc) Mitch Mitchell (bass - The Red Fox Ceilidh Band, The Old Fashioned etc.) Rob Neal ('cello - Katie's Quartet, The Old Hat Band, etc.) Matt Quinn (fiddle - The Dovetail Trio, The Eliza Carthy Ceilidh Band) Taz Tarry (fiddle - Grand Union, etc.) For the folk club this line-up will be joined by Roger Digby (Anglo Concertina - Flowers & Frolics) for an evening of solo and accompanied songs, monologues, instrumental pieces plus various combinations of the members of the band and, of course, two or three full band sets. NUMBERS WILL BE STRICTLY LIMITED (in order to be able to fit the band in!)

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Geoff Lakeman In Concert

on Fri, 6 Feb 2015 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion Concert starts 8.15 pm, Legion open from 7pm

Head of the highly talented musical Lakeman family, Geoff Lakeman will be bringing his own considerable talents and a host of traditional folk songs for our enjoyment. Support is from the Dorset duo John House and Allan Winter with a selection of very traditional folk songs and guitar music.

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Geoff Lakeman In Concert

on Fri, 6 Feb 2015 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion Concert starts 8.15 pm, Legion open from 7pm

Head of the highly talented musical Lakeman family, Geoff Lakeman will be bringing his own considerable talents and a host of traditional folk songs for our enjoyment. Support is from the Dorset duo John House and Allan Winter with a selection of very traditional folk songs and guitar music.

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Bronwynne Brent

on Fri, 6 Feb 2015 at Barton The Ropewalk 7.30pm

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Ray Hearne

on Fri, 6 Feb 2015 at Sheffield The Heeley Institute Doors at 7pm, music starts 7.30pm

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Luke Jackson And Amy Wadge Double Header

on Fri, 6 Feb 2015 at Windsor Baptist Church Centre Bar opens 7.15pm for 8.00 to 10.30 pm gig

Luke Jackson is a rising young Roots singer/songwriter from Canterbury, Kent , and 2013 saw him nominated for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. With a bold, show stopping voice and honed guitar skills, Luke is a confident and captivating performer demonstrating an astonishing maturity. He has been making waves on the live acoustic scene supporting such luminaries as Show of Hands, Karine Polwart, Oysterband and Martyn Joseph and he has delivered startling performances on the UK festival scene, from Cambridge to Sidmouth and The Great British Folk Festival. In December 2014 Luke is touring with Marillion, playing large venues in the UK, The Netherlands and Germany. According to Acoustic Magazine, he is an outstanding heir to the likes of Richard Thompson and Martin Simpson. With a wealth of finely-observed narrative songs, his most recent album, Fumes and Faith emphasises the exceptional maturity and versatility of one of the most exciting young singer songwriters and live performers on the scene! A great singer, a great songwriter and a really commanding presence..I watch everything this young chap does with a considerable amount of interest and an equal measure of amazement. Mike Harding Luke has a voice you could get lost in. He has a musical maturity and a songwriting ability that belies his years. His roots may be firmly within folk music but his exuberant stage performance suggests emerging rock star! London Life Luke has already acquired both an unmistakable voice and a strikingly individual vision, so has a tremendous head start on the competition fRoots Amy Wadge is widely regarded as one of the country's most successful female singer/songwriters. Over the course of five solo albums, two collaborations, numerous compositions for other artists and hundreds of live performances all over the globe, she has established an outstanding body of work. Her voice is simply amazing with a breathtaking range and emotional impact while her songwriting continues to surpass most of her contemporaries. She has recently written songs with numerous upcoming songwriters, including Ed Sheeran, who released an EP, Songs I Wrote With Amy. Ed's current smash single, Thinking Out Loud was co-written with Amy and has brought her songwriting even greater critical acclaim from a wider auudience. "An irresistible, riveting performer" Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 Amy is a ray of light one moment, shot through with sorrow the next. Her voiceis amazing and it's suddenly clear why she's getting so much recognition - Big Issue The new Joni Mitchell, with her distinctive voice and well-crafted songs London Evening Standard

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Southern Tenant Folk Union

on Fri, 6 Feb 2015 at London Kings Place 8pm

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

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Mikey Kenny With Damien Kilcawley

on Fri, 6 Feb 2015 at London Harrisons Bar 8pm to 11pm

Doors 8pm Words by Joel Rowan Morgan: Mikey Kenney majestic singer, poetic songwriter, and English folk, Irish, Celtic, Bluegrass and Americana style fiddle player and multi-instrumentalist could've been born any time in the past 500 years, but it's no coincidence that he is alive and well today; for there are no coincidences in nature or the music that grows from its seed. This is indeed a stroke of luck for today's booking agents, tavern owners, and all present and future lovers of 'the real'. A veritable magician of such substantive law, Kenney's music (solo or collaborative) is a subtly powerful homage to the earth and hearts of humankind, and it succeeds from the bawdy level of spit and sawdust barroom sing-alongs to the lofty heights of the soul set free. Once heard, never forgotten. Kenney is a busy young man; as his solo project, 'Ottersgear' releases its second LP, The Counsel of Owls, he continues to play with a dazzling array of his contemporaries, including: The Bog Standards (his Irish dance band) Dan Haywood's New Hawks, and Alabaster DePlume's Copernicus Ensemble. Such hard work has bred a semi-cult following and only increases his and our appetites for more of the same. A true professional, Kenney has given himself completely to his art, for he is it and it is life, and will still be heard in the northern winds and wilds in 500 years to come; a thread in the web that spans the ages. "A True Companion, and I can think of no higher praise" Bearded Magazine "A diverse wondrous portrait of a thoughtful soul and his home." Spiral Earth "Perplexingly attractive." FolkWords A one of a kind album. Is This Music? "Truly this is music from the heart, for the heart." Rocksucker

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Acoustic Dustbowl Presents The Good Intentions

on Fri, 6 Feb 2015 at Liverpool The View Two Gallery Doors at 8pm

Americana UK Promotions present Acoustic Dustbowl. This month, Americana from the heart of Liverpool. The Good Intentions are Peter Davies, Gabi Monk and Francesco Roskell, who won the Best Americana Act at the 2011 British Country Music Awards. As the Editor of Maverick put it, If you can have such a thing as the perfect British Americana sound, they've got it. http://www.thegoodintentions.co.uk/. With support from Thom Morecroft http://thommorecroft.com/ and hosted by The Southbound Attic Band www.southboundatticband.com

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The Will Pound Band

on Sat, 7 Feb 2015 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 8pm

Wychwood Folk Club Will Pound has long been in demand as a harmonica wizard, playing with the likes of Guy Chambers (ex-songwriter for Robbie Williams), legendary folk guitarist Martin Simpson and Scottish Early Music ensemble Concerto Caledonia. He recently recorded the harmonica part for The Hillsborough Single which featured Sir Paul McCartney, Mel C and Beverley Knight and which was the Christmas number 1 in December 2012. He has computer game, film and TV credits, has performed for the BBC Radio 2 Ballad series and has done a live session at Maida Vale for BBC Radio 1xtra. Recording credits include sessions for some of the biggest names in folk music including Sam Carter, Jim Moray and Martin Simpson. He was launched on to the folk scene in a duo with banjo master Dan Walsh as the critically acclaimed Walsh & Pound and soon after featured on the BBC TV series Goldie's Band: By Royal Appointment which culminated in a performance at Buckingham Palace. He has been nominated for prestigious Musician Of The Year at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in both 2012 and 2014 and was interviewed and performed on BBC 1 TV Breakfast ahead of the 2014 Folk Awards Tickets £10.00 in Advance £12.00 on the night Doors 7:30pm Bar, Food & Parking available For further details ring 01993831427 / 07870563299

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Jim Causley And Lukas Drinkwater

on Sat, 7 Feb 2015 at Bristol The Folk House 7.30pm

Promoted by Ash Keys Music www.ashkeysmusic.com www.jimcausley.co.uk/ Five times BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jim Causley is singer/accordionist who is passionate about traditional song and particularly that of his native Devon. Previous incarnations include The Devil's Interval and Mawkin:Causley and he has recorded with the likes of Waterson:Carthy, Show of Hands, John McCusker and David Rotheray of Beautiful South fame. In recent years, projects have included touring with Steve Knightley and Kate Rusby. Jim has recorded an album of the poems of his distant relative to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the death of this celebrated Cornish poet. Jim has set to music a diverse selection of Causley's poems to give the audience a taster of the poet's great body of work. The album 'Cyprus Well' was recorded live in Causley's house in Launceston, Cornwall and many of the tracks feature Causley's own piano. Jim aims to bring wider attention to Causley's poems and raise awareness of the Charles Causley Trust and their mission to preserve Causley's house as a writers' retreat. Jim will be joined on stage by talented guitarist Lukas Drinkwater. JIm is reknowned for his warm and jovial stage presence and his rich singing voice has been likened to the fruitiest of ciders!

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Halsway Manor Golden Jubilee Showcase Feat. Boldwood, Members Of Blowzabella & More.

on Sat, 7 Feb 2015 at London Cecil Sharp House noon - 11:30pm

Celebrating 50 years of folk arts at Halsway Manor! Join us for a day in the capital, at Cecil Sharp House, for a participatory day of music, dance, song and storytelling, culminating in a grand evening dance and music session. All ages and abilities welcome. We'll also be using the opportunity to talk about our exciting projects, TELLING TALES (supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund) and OUR FUTURE, our ambitious project to restore and sensitively develop Halsway Manor and grounds, making it accessible to all to enjoy the folk arts for 50 more years to come! The day will feature many of Halsway's regular tutors and performers - Boldwood, Pauline Cato, Pete Coe, Andy Cutting, Gavin Davenport, James Findlay, Fi Fraser, Tom Goodale, Rob Harbron, Paul James, Leveret, Fee Lock, Bob Morgan, Miranda Rutter, Yvette Staelens, Rod Stradling, Barn Stradling, Andrew Swaine, Jon Swayne, Taffy Thomas and more - who are giving their time for free to support Halsway's 'Our Future' Development Appeal. Other artists and special events to be confirmed. Cecil Sharp House is one of the most celebrated and legendary music and dance venues in central London. This iconic Grade II listed 1930's building is situated near Regent's Park, only minutes from the bustle of Camden Town and picturesque Primrose Hill. Cecil Sharp House is home to the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) and the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library. www.cecilsharphouse.org Prices: All day £20 (£8 under 24s) evening £15 (£5 under 24s). Individual workhops. £8 (£4 under 24s).

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Halsway Manor Golden Jubilee Showcase Feat. Boldwood, Members Of Blowzabella & More.

on Sat, 7 Feb 2015 at London Cecil Sharp House noon - 11:30pm

Celebrating 50 years of folk arts at Halsway Manor! Join us for a day in the capital, at Cecil Sharp House, for a participatory day of music, dance, song and storytelling, culminating in a grand evening dance and music session. All ages and abilities welcome. We'll also be using the opportunity to talk about our exciting projects, TELLING TALES (supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund) and OUR FUTURE, our ambitious project to restore and sensitively develop Halsway Manor and grounds, making it accessible to all to enjoy the folk arts for 50 more years to come! The day will feature many of Halsway's regular tutors and performers - Boldwood, Pauline Cato, Pete Coe, Andy Cutting, Gavin Davenport, James Findlay, Fi Fraser, Tom Goodale, Rob Harbron, Paul James, Leveret, Fee Lock, Bob Morgan, Miranda Rutter, Yvette Staelens, Rod Stradling, Barn Stradling, Andrew Swaine, Jon Swayne, Taffy Thomas and more - who are giving their time for free to support Halsway's 'Our Future' Development Appeal. Other artists and special events to be confirmed. Cecil Sharp House is one of the most celebrated and legendary music and dance venues in central London. This iconic Grade II listed 1930's building is situated near Regent's Park, only minutes from the bustle of Camden Town and picturesque Primrose Hill. Cecil Sharp House is home to the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) and the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library. www.cecilsharphouse.org Prices: All day £20 (£8 under 24s) evening £15 (£5 under 24s). Individual workhops. £8 (£4 under 24s).

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Evening Only Halsway Manor Golden Jubilee Showcase

on Sat, 7 Feb 2015 at London Cecil Sharp House 7:30 - 11:30pm

Celebrating 50 years of folk arts at Halsway Manor! Join us for a day in the capital, at Cecil Sharp House, for a participatory day of music, dance, song and storytelling, culminating in a grand evening dance and music session. All ages and abilities welcome. We'll also be using the opportunity to talk about our exciting projects, TELLING TALES (supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund) and OUR FUTURE, our ambitious project to restore and sensitively develop Halsway Manor and grounds, making it accessible to all to enjoy the folk arts for 50 more years to come! The day will feature many of Halsway's regular tutors and performers - Boldwood, Pauline Cato, Pete Coe, Andy Cutting, Gavin Davenport, James Findlay, Fi Fraser, Tom Goodale, Rob Harbron, Paul James, Fee Lock, Bob Morgan, Miranda Rutter, Yvette Staelens, Rod Stradling, Barn Stradling, Andrew Swaine, Jon Swayne, Taffy Thomas and more - who are giving their time for free to support Halsway's 'Our Future' Development Appeal. Other artists and special events to be confirmed. Cecil Sharp House is one of the most celebrated and legendary music and dance venues in central London. This iconic Grade II listed 1930's building is situated near Regent's Park, only minutes from the bustle of Camden Town and picturesque Primrose Hill. Cecil Sharp House is home to the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) and the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library. www.cecilsharphouse.org Prices: All day £20 (£8 under 24s) evening £15 (£5 under 24s). Individual workhops. £8 (£4 under 24s).

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Evening Only Halsway Manor Golden Jubilee Showcase

on Sat, 7 Feb 2015 at London Cecil Sharp House 7:30 - 11:30pm

Celebrating 50 years of folk arts at Halsway Manor! Join us for a day in the capital, at Cecil Sharp House, for a participatory day of music, dance, song and storytelling, culminating in a grand evening dance and music session. All ages and abilities welcome. We'll also be using the opportunity to talk about our exciting projects, TELLING TALES (supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund) and OUR FUTURE, our ambitious project to restore and sensitively develop Halsway Manor and grounds, making it accessible to all to enjoy the folk arts for 50 more years to come! The day will feature many of Halsway's regular tutors and performers - Boldwood, Pauline Cato, Pete Coe, Andy Cutting, Gavin Davenport, James Findlay, Fi Fraser, Tom Goodale, Rob Harbron, Paul James, Fee Lock, Bob Morgan, Miranda Rutter, Yvette Staelens, Rod Stradling, Barn Stradling, Andrew Swaine, Jon Swayne, Taffy Thomas and more - who are giving their time for free to support Halsway's 'Our Future' Development Appeal. Other artists and special events to be confirmed. Cecil Sharp House is one of the most celebrated and legendary music and dance venues in central London. This iconic Grade II listed 1930's building is situated near Regent's Park, only minutes from the bustle of Camden Town and picturesque Primrose Hill. Cecil Sharp House is home to the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) and the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library. www.cecilsharphouse.org Prices: All day £20 (£8 under 24s) evening £15 (£5 under 24s). Individual workhops. £8 (£4 under 24s).

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Claude Bourbon

on Sat, 7 Feb 2015 at Minehead Acorn Folk Club 7.30pm for 7.45pm

This accomplished artist offers tender, compelling performance through highly developed precision. His sound instantly creates ambience from haunting Spanish moods to lyrical, romantic jazz, Claude Bourbon provides both a rich evening of music for lovers, and a real treat for music lovers, BBC, UK

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Claude Bourbon

on Sat, 7 Feb 2015 at Minehead Acorn Folk Club 7.30pm for 7.45pm

This accomplished artist offers tender, compelling performance through highly developed precision. His sound instantly creates ambience from haunting Spanish moods to lyrical, romantic jazz, Claude Bourbon provides both a rich evening of music for lovers, and a real treat for music lovers, BBC, UK

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Jeffrey Foucault

on Sat, 7 Feb 2015 at Lewes The Con Club Doors 8pm

Long time fans of this wonderful songsmith, with all his album firmly on the shelves of the Union Music Store, we are delighted to have him come and play one of our shows. THE NEW YORKER: Jeffrey Foucault, sings stark, literate songs that are as wide open as the landscape of his native Midwest. MOJO: Songwriting brilliance. THE IRISH TIMES: Quietly brilliant UNCUT: The music of Wisconsin native Foucault is the kind so many aspire to but never attain: beat-up troubadour folk whittled to dolorous perfection Support comes from young singer song writer Kaity Rae “a showering of fine songs presented with a divine culture and elegance... the first shots of a career which has the potential to span the worlds of folk, pop and country. ..opportunities to shape the future direction of the original and traditional songbook are enticing. Selecting a favourite is a near impossible task as each sparkles with imaginative writing and flawless vocals merging into the majestic music making. The experience may be a brief quarter of an hour but you surface richer and enlightened by the exposure. Three Chords and the Truth Please note Con Club members will have to pay for this gig, there is a discounted ticket price but you will need to show your membership card at the door.

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Jeffrey Foucault

on Sat, 7 Feb 2015 at Lewes The Con Club Doors 8pm

Long time fans of this wonderful songsmith, with all his album firmly on the shelves of the Union Music Store, we are delighted to have him come and play one of our shows. THE NEW YORKER: Jeffrey Foucault, sings stark, literate songs that are as wide open as the landscape of his native Midwest. MOJO: Songwriting brilliance. THE IRISH TIMES: Quietly brilliant UNCUT: The music of Wisconsin native Foucault is the kind so many aspire to but never attain: beat-up troubadour folk whittled to dolorous perfection Support comes from young singer song writer Kaity Rae a showering of fine songs presented with a divine culture and elegance... the first shots of a career which has the potential to span the worlds of folk, pop and country. ..opportunities to shape the future direction of the original and traditional songbook are enticing. Selecting a favourite is a near impossible task as each sparkles with imaginative writing and flawless vocals merging into the majestic music making. The experience may be a brief quarter of an hour but you surface richer and enlightened by the exposure. Three Chords and the Truth Please note Con Club members will have to pay for this gig, there is a discounted ticket price but you will need to show your membership card at the door.

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Ian Siegal

on Sat, 7 Feb 2015 at Worthing Pier Doors open 7pm Show starts 8pm

Ladies and Gentlemen: Ian Siegal has entered the building. If you know the name, but not the game, it's high time you made his acquaintance. He's the multiple British Blues Awards winner and hot tip of everyone from Mojo to Classic Rock. He's the songwriter whose recent CD releases sound like career peaks, but are only the start. From one night to the next, he might be a solo acoustic performer or a blood-and-thunder bandleader. Album of the year British Blues Awards 2013 Male vocalist of the Year British Blues Awards 2011, 2012,2013. Song of the year BB Awards Acoustic Artist of the year 2012 European Blues Award 2014 Best Vocalist One of the most innovative, gifted and engaging blues performers on the planet today. MOJO A national treasure. CLASSIC ROCK

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Dana Gillespie With Dino Baptiste, Jake Zaitz & Mike Paice

on Sat, 7 Feb 2015 at London Polish Jazz Cafe POSK Doors: 7:30 pm Music: 8:30 pm

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The Seam - Gareth Davies-jones

on Sat, 7 Feb 2015 at Newcastle upon Tyne Mining Institute Doors Open 6.30pm, start time 7.30pm

Gareth will launch his new album of songs inspired by a residency at the Mining Institute's world renowned library at the heart of the Great North Coalfield in Newcastle. The world of mining is no stranger to song, but far from a retrospective look at mining ballads, Gareth's new collection is an approach to telling the story of the Library's mining and mechanical engineering collections through song and music. Gareth's masterful and thought provoking songwriting has been inspired by stories of subterranean banquets celebrating the winning of mines, by the lyricism of Victorian adverts from the first edition of the Mining Journal of 1836 and the flow and eloquence of writing in engineering manuals such as Practical Coal Mining, a technical manual known to generations of miners where Gareth has found a rhythm and metre in just the contents page and which forms the first song on the new album.

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The Seam - Gareth Davies-jones

on Sat, 7 Feb 2015 at Newcastle upon Tyne Mining Institute Doors Open 6.30pm, start time 7.30pm

Gareth will launch his new album of songs inspired by a residency at the Mining Institute's world renowned library at the heart of the Great North Coalfield in Newcastle. The world of mining is no stranger to song, but far from a retrospective look at mining ballads, Gareth's new collection is an approach to telling the story of the Library's mining and mechanical engineering collections through song and music. Gareth's masterful and thought provoking songwriting has been inspired by stories of subterranean banquets celebrating the winning of mines, by the lyricism of Victorian adverts from the first edition of the Mining Journal of 1836 and the flow and eloquence of writing in engineering manuals such as Practical Coal Mining, a technical manual known to generations of miners where Gareth has found a rhythm and metre in just the contents page and which forms the first song on the new album.

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Miranda Sykes And Rex Preston

on Sat, 7 Feb 2015 at Norwich Anteros Arts Foundation 7.30 pm

Miranda Sykes, virtuoso bassist with top roots acts Show of Hands, tours with dynamic mandolin player Rex Preston.

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Cc Smugglers Album Launch Tour

on Sat, 7 Feb 2015 at Bristol All Hallows Hall doors open 7.30pm music starts at 8.00pm

CC Smugglers South West Tour date. Don't miss your chance to see the guys perform cracking foot stomping songs from their new album and if you're lucky get your album signed too! In true Fanny Hatstand style the music will be top notch, the hall will look great, the atmosphere will be electric and we're stocking real Somerset Cider at the bar.

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Womenfolk

on Sat, 7 Feb 2015 at Clitheroe The Grand 7pm

With Kathryn Williams, Maz O'Connor and Georgia Ruth 'Womenfolk' returns with another triple bill featuring three of the UK's outstanding female singer-songwriters. Since her self financed debut in 2000 Kathryn Williams has released 10 critically acclaimed studio albums that have quietly established her as one the truly distinctive voices of UK music. She will be joined by two relative newcomers who've spent 2014 garnering critical acclaim and new fans. Welsh harpist and singer Georgia Ruth described as 'one of British folk's discoveries of the year by The Guardian won the 2013 Welsh Music Prize and was nominated for two 2014 BB Folk Awards. Maz O' Connor, who's second album 'Willowed Light' was described by The Observer as 'Folk album of the year thus far', mixes traditional and self penned songs combining gorgeous melodies and exquisite vocals.

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Above The Parapet: Joe Solo Album Launch With Ribbon Road And Rebekah Findlay

on Sat, 7 Feb 2015 at Middlesbrough Westgarth Social Club 7:30pm

Above The Parapet - Boro's political song night returns for a special one-off gig to launch the fantastic Joe Solo's new album 'Left Turn on Liberty Lane' with support from the brilliant Ribbon Road and Rebekah Findlay. Joe is a brilliant performer and a regular face on Teesside his blistering mixture of folk, punk and blues once seen is never forgotten. Live performances are an explosion of guitar, song, harmonica and shakers combining powerful call-to-arms with softer, sweeter songs about human nature, solidarity and friendship. He is a truly unique performer who has a growing reputation as both a performer and raconteur, being thought-provoking, comical and punch-the-air political often in the same breath. He is not an artist you forget in a hurry. Ribbon Road's latest album 'No Redemption Songs' is a stunningly, beautiful collection of songs inspired by Keith Pattison's evocative black and white photographs of the Miners Strike 1984/5 at Easington Colliery and made to mark the 30th anniversary of the Strike. Ribbon Road's sound is based on tight harmonies and a powerful directness often missing in contemporary song, their eight albums have resulted in a striking collections of songs in which there is compassion, triumph, sorrow and hope, mixed with flares of anger at those who abuse their power. Rebekah Findlay is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and a singer of genuine quality. She has a captivating live presence with a voice that is commanding, authoritative and fearless, and yet capable of amazing degrees of tenderness when the lyric calls for that quality and shading. She is also a superb fiddle and accordian player and will join Joe Solo onstage with her fiddle to finish off the night.

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Whiskey In The Jar At St John's Bamford

on Sat, 7 Feb 2015 at Bamford St John the Baptist Church 7.30pm

Helping to raise funds for St John's Church Bamford, Derbyshire. An evening of Irish traditional folk music.

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Whiskey In The Jar At St John's Bamford

on Sat, 7 Feb 2015 at Bamford St John the Baptist Church 7.30pm

Helping to raise funds for St John's Church Bamford, Derbyshire. An evening of Irish traditional folk music.

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Pat Jordan & Finian's Rainbow

on Sat, 7 Feb 2015 at Soham The Brook 7pm

Celebrating 40 years of music this year Pat is amongst the best when it comes to Irish/Country music and entertainment. Bar snacks are avaliable starting at 7pm, Music starting at 9pm.

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Honeyfeet

on Sat, 7 Feb 2015 at Salford First Chop Brewing Arm 7.30pm

Following the release of their album It's A Good Job I Love You to a sold out Band On The Wall at the end of 2013, Honeyfeet have been tirelessly gigging. In the meantime the band has expanded, and secured a publishing deal. They have also began recording the next album at Manchester's Airtight Studios. Still, with much mixing, mastering, pressing and artwork to finalise, this gig will help Honeyfeet get the funds to complete the process! Your help will be invaluable! Still at the core of the sound are songs about cannibalism, mariticide and various other dark themes, and yet Manchester's finest ethio-trad, folk-hop & barrelhouse-pop exponents have the skill, charm and (frankly) tunes to pull it all together into a joyful, foot-banging sound. Evoking the afro-funk of Mulatu Atstake, the exuberant folk of Flook, and the blues of Junior Wells without ever sounding contrived or unoriginal, Honeyfeet have in Ríoghnach Connolly one of the most striking front-women on the scene at the moment. 'Seldom has conspicuous greatness been more accessible' - City Life 'One Jools Holland appearance away from runaway success' - Manchester Music Review Support comes from Alabaster. Alabaster's cross-disciplinary projects have appeared on Radio 3's Freakzone and been described as 'quite unlike anything you'll have heard before' by the Bristol Post. He is a performer, writer and musician who tours internationally and delivers theatrical spoken-word to music audiences, and vice-versa. He involves a range of musicians from across the country, such as John Ellis, Paddy Steer and Rioghnach Connolly in creating his instrumentals, songs and theatrical performances. Two full-length LPs are available Copernicus (2012) and The Jester (2013) on Debt Records. First Chop Brewing Arm is an industrial brewing unit situated in a railway arch off Trinity Way, a 10-minute walk from Deansgate. The brewery is fully licensed and will be offering a selection of its own ales on the night, as well as other refreshments.

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Jez Hellard & The Djukella Orchestra

on Sat, 7 Feb 2015 at Windsor The Firestation 8.00pm

Jez Hellard & The Djukella Orchestra play traditional and contemporary folk music, from jigs, reels and rebel ballads to tango, rhumba and even reggae. The word Djukella is a common insult in the Balkans, meaning mongrel, and goes some way to describe the mixed provenance both of the music and the musicians themselves. A singer of potent songs, stunning harmonica player and fine guitarist, Jez thrives on music of all stripes. Born in Cumbria, with a Scots/English background, Jez grew up in a village in Northamptonshire. Since returning to the UK from Asia in 2005, he has played more than 700 gigs; from Vancouver to Istanbul, New York to Taipei, sharing stages with the likes of Dick Gaughan and Rory Mcleod. From Glastonbury Festival and Canada's North Country Fair to theatres, venues, clubs house-concerts around the world. Nye Parsons is a virtuoso double-bassist with a lyrical style which will have you craning your neck for a better view. He's played with countless bands over a 30 year career and has worked with Jez since 2006. Fiddlers James Patrick Gavin from London, Alaistair Caplin from the Isle of Lewis, Julie Rands-Allen from the Midlands and Zoe Moffat from Canada provide the top end, sometimes one, sometimes two at a time, depending on logistics; moving seamlessly between celtic, bluegrass and manouche styles and weaving a fine tapestry of sound to accompany songs and tunes alike. "If you take your folk infusion wide, varied and without restraint then you're going to love this. Jump in and let the current sweep you along." - Dan Holland, Folkwords Magazine " It is a rambunctious triumph of an album in which the energy never fades." - Rosamund Woodroffe, brightyoungfolk.com (from a review of "Blood & Honey" 2012) "Playing music with Jez and Nye is like playing catch with someone who never drops the ball." - Maurice Jones "Jez Hellard demonstrated that playing harmonica is a full on body experience...With fans across 3 continents, It was easy to see and hear what all the hullaballoo was about." - Earshot Magazine, Canad

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Gion Stump

on Sun, 8 Feb 2015 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

Gion Stump is a traveller and always looking for new adventures. With three albums released, he has toured all over Europe and played shows with a 60 piece orchestra. The audience are taken to different worlds - sometimes quiet and melancholy, sometimes loud and rocking, but always presented with mischief and humour. Gion Stump founded his band "Gion Stump & The Lighthouse Project" in 2007. So far, the band has released two studio albums ("Fine Lines at Dawn", and "Lost in Limbo") and one Live DVD. The third studio album will be released in 2015. In 2013, Gion has released his first solo record called "Rail Tracks". All the songs were written on trains during a solo tour in 2011. The following "Rail Tracks Tour" contained many full band shows and solo shows all over Europe. www.gionstump.ch

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The Will Pound Band

on Sun, 8 Feb 2015 at Leicester The Musician Doors 8.00pm

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8-sharp

on Sun, 8 Feb 2015 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

Dr Kennedy's remedy for those missing out on Irish music and laughter

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8-sharp

on Sun, 8 Feb 2015 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

Dr Kennedy's remedy for those missing out on Irish music and laughter

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Damien Barber And Mike Wilson

on Sun, 8 Feb 2015 at Shrewsbury The Hive Doors 7pm, Show 7.45pm

On a rare break from the mighty Demon Barbers and Wilson Family, Damien and Mike deliver a rich shared repertoire of traditional songs plus the work of modern folk writers such as Bellamy, Ewan MacColl and Mike Waterson.

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Jez Lowe

on Sun, 8 Feb 2015 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

North East England songwriter Jez Lowe has performed, both solo and with the Bad Pennies, at concerts and festivals in North America, Australia and New Zealand, Hong Kong, Ireland, Holland, Denmark, Germany and Spain. His songs have been recorded by Fairport Convention, The Unthanks, The Dubliners, The Tannahill Weavers, Cherish The Ladies, Gordon Bok, Tom McConville, The McCalmans, The Black Brothers, Liam Clancy and Bob Fox. In 2008, Jez was nominated as Folk Singer of the Year in the BBC Folk Awards, following the success of Jack Commons' Anthem (2007). His CD Wotcheor! (2010) surpassed that success, becoming his most popular album yet. Jez has contributed songs to BBC's award-winning The Radio Ballads, including The Ballad of the Great War, broadcast in 2014. With other special commissions like The Darwin Project and All Along The Wall, this has enabled Jez to expand his writing and performing styles. na-maraDescribed as elegant and skilled musicians (Folk London), na-mara perform traditional songs and music from across the British Isles alongside their own songs and tunes, traditional songs from France and Quebec which they translate into English, and a wide variety of tunes from Asturias, Galicia, Brittany and northern France.T hey have performed their own songs about the Spanish Civil War at numerous events commemorating the commitment of Britons who went to fight fascism in Spain in the 1930s.

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Martin Simpson At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 8 Feb 2015 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub Doors open around 7:30 pm

Top performer and club favourite returns to Walthamstow. 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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Elsies Band

on Mon, 9 Feb 2015 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

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Elsies Band

on Mon, 9 Feb 2015 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

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Luca Stricagnoli

on Tue, 10 Feb 2015 at London Surya Doors 7.30pm

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Pharis & Ason Romero - Down-home Sounds From The Backwoods Of British Columbia

on Tue, 10 Feb 2015 at Towersey The Three Horseshoes Doors 7:30pm On stage 8:00pm Finish 10:15pm

Veterans of The Haints Old Time Stringband and custom banjo makers who are endorsed by some of the biggest names in the business, The Romeros share a common love of many things, not least the wilderness log cabin they share in the northern woods of British Columbia. Surrounded by nature, they spend their days building some of the finest musical instruments in North America - and singing and playing the music they adore. On their debut release as a duo, they created the kind of impact that can only be made by two people who live so closely together that they are utterly at one. The songs are beautiful creations that have either been lovingly sourced from old recordings or written by Pharis. The couple are both well-known in old-time music circles - Pharis for her work with the seminal British Columbia group Outlaw Social and Jason for Romero Banjos -recognised as one of the premier workshops. The last album was the final selection in a trilogy of releases that have seen the duo exploring American roots music with some other kindred spirits, all driven with a passion, craft and subtlety that most would think lost today.

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Snowapple

on Wed, 11 Feb 2015 at Leicester The Musician Doors 8.00pm

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Edwina Hayes & Rosalie Deighton

on Wed, 11 Feb 2015 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath doors 7.15; start 7.45pm

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Shooglenifty

on Wed, 11 Feb 2015 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30pm

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Peter Bruntnell + Danny George Wilson + Neil Halstead

on Wed, 11 Feb 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ A unique triple bill featuring three of the UK's most influential singer songwriters. The contrasting styles mesh to form a uniquely satisfying recipe, as they swop songs and tales. These three are at the top of their game, with Peter Bruntnell celebrating his highly-praised Retrospective" album, Danny George Wilson on a high from touring with arguably the best live band in the UK - Danny & The Champions Of The World and Neil Halstead fresh from Slowdive's triumphant comeback tour.

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Patsy Reid & Friends

on Thu, 12 Feb 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

After cutting her teeth with Breabach Patsy has become one of Britain's most in demand fiddle players, appearing in the Cecil Sharp Project, Northumbrian Voices and many other things. Solo release The Brightest Path displays her vocal skills as well as her virtuoso playing and enters Songlines' list of 10 essential Scottish albums. With a small group of accompanists, she gives York a very welcome call on a short English tour.

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Patsy Reid & Friends

on Thu, 12 Feb 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

After cutting her teeth with Breabach Patsy has become one of Britain's most in demand fiddle players, appearing in the Cecil Sharp Project, Northumbrian Voices and many other things. Solo release The Brightest Path displays her vocal skills as well as her virtuoso playing and enters Songlines' list of 10 essential Scottish albums. With a small group of accompanists, she gives York a very welcome call on a short English tour.

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Pharis & Jason Romero

on Thu, 12 Feb 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ When the Romeros released A Passing Glimpse in 2012, it won glowing praise on both sides of the Atlantic, earned them terrific reviews, the Emerging Artist of the Year crown in the Canadian Folk Music Awards and Americana Album of the Year in the Independent Music Awards. Surrounded by nature at their log cabin in idyllic Horsefly, British Columbia, they spend their days building some of the finest banjos in North America - and singing and playing the music they adore. The songs are beautiful creations that have either been lovingly sourced from old recordings or written by Pharis. When they issued the stunning Long Gone Out West Blues in 2013, it zoomed to the top of the North American FOLK DJ Charts and brought them even more praise-filled attention from print media and radio. Tim O'Brien is a fan and says they sing like birds This is how contemporary American old-time music should sound and few, if any, do it better Jeremy Searle, AmericanaUK Authenticity rings true in every note Alan Morrison, The Herald Exceptional top drawer Americana Folkwords

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The Songs Of Nick Drake

on Thu, 12 Feb 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8.00pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Nick Drake is the most revered and truly loved of all of 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 on a worldwide scale, re-evaluating his Life and his genius, Nick Drake has become a National treasure. An important book Remembered For A While has just been released, written by his elder Sister, Gabrielle Drake. This expansive volume throws light on many shadowy 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. This new concert will have, as far as can be possible, a fresh and rewarding set list and will include an interpretation of a Molly Drake composition, a transcription of a poem by William Blake (Nick's greatest influence) and a song by Sixto Rodriguez - an unusually similar songwriter from the exact same era, but from a parallel universe. '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) 'certainly the UK's most celebrated and evocative interpreter of golden music' (The Guardian) 'a sensitive and pleasingly understated delivery, all the better that the songs might speak for themselves' (Acoustic Magazine) 'an absolute must' (Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio)

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Cara Dillon

on Thu, 12 Feb 2015 at London Cecil Sharp House Doors at 7pm, start time 7.30pm

Derry native Cara has grown to become one of the finest exponents of traditional Irish song in the world. She is known for her ability to deliver stunning traditional sounds as well as delving into more contemporary and eclectic works. Above all, it is her stunning, wide-ranging voice that has gained her international acclaim. This show will see Cara perform songs from her latest album, A Thousand Hearts, alongside well-known classics. She will be joined on stage by her band, featuring Sam Lakeman and Niall Murphy. Promoted by EFDSS in association with Songlines Magazine

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Skyhook

on Thu, 12 Feb 2015 at Sheffield The Greystones Doors open 7.30, show starts 8pm

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Cc Smugglers - Ep Launch

on Thu, 12 Feb 2015 at Cambridge Portland Arms Doors 7.30pm. Music starts at 8pm.

After a summer of playing the UK's biggest festivals, The CC Smugglers return to the Portland Arms for the Cambridge launch of their new studio EP 'Write What You Know'. With live appearances on both Bob Harris' Radio 2 country show and Cerys Matthews' BBC Radio 6 Music, these boys are really taking the scene by storm. Get your tickets quick! £8 adv/ £9 door.

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Mcgoldrick, Mccusker And Doyle

on Thu, 12 Feb 2015 at London Kings Place 8.00pm

Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle three members of the BBC acclaimed Transatlantic Sessions will play Kings Place as part of a unique European tour. With both Mike McGoldrick and John McCusker also having toured for the past year with Mark Knopfler, this is a rare chance to see three of the world's finest musicians share a stage together. Master of flutes, whistles and Uillean pipes Mike is a founding member of Flook and Lunasa and is a current member of Capercaillie. Regarded as one of the greatest flute players of all time, Mike has toured Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler, as well as with The Afro Celts, RTE Orchestra and Kate Rusby. He has collaborated with the likes of Jim Kerr, Youssou N'Dour, John Cale and Zakir Hussian amongst many others. BBC Radio 2 folk Musican of the year 2006, he was again nominated this year and has just completed his first soundtrack for TG4 and the Smithsonian channel. John McCusker's unique fiddle playing has earned him a worldwide reputation as one of the most gifted and versatile musicians of any genre. John was also part of the legendary band that toured with both Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler. Joining the Battlefield band at just 17, John spent 11 years touring the world with the now legendary folk outfit. Renowned for his skill at transcending musical boundaries he has worked with artists ranging from Paulo Nutini and Jools Holland to Steve Earle and Rosanne Cash and has recorded with Paul Weller and Ocean Colour Scene to name but a few. John Doyle's gifts as guitarist, songwriter and vocalist have played an essential role in the ongoing renaissance of Irish traditional music. Now living in the states, John was the recent musical director for Joan Baez and toured with her for two years. One half of the stellar duo Liz Carroll and John Doyle, he is also a founding member of the internationally acclaimed Irish group Solas.

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Flamenco Express @ The Bussey With Sara Peréz & Antonio El Pola

on Thu, 12 Feb 2015 at London The Bussey Building 7.30 doors for 8pm - 10pm

The Flamenco Express floating festival lands again, with yet another rich cargo of flamenco talent from the finest spanish tablaos. Tonight presenting Madrid sensation Sara Peréz (you saw her here first) and flamenco phenomenon Antonio el Pola (you ain't heard nothing yet). (Full bar) www.flamencoexpress.co.uk Sara Peréz A young dancer from Madrid, new on the scene and new to London.Having made a firm footing in the major tablaos in Madrid including El Corral de la Moreria and Tablao Villa Rosa, she has joined Flamenco Express tonight for a welcome return visit to the UK Antonio el Pola Known for his extensive knowledge of flamenco history, his musical ability and his dedication to the "pure" art form. His close ties with patriarchs of the Andalusian flamenco community continue a tradition that some feel is threatened by international growth. Born in the small village of Cañada Rosal in Ecíja, his exposure to Flamenco started as a small child, when his father took him to the local peñas. and has grown to fill the greatest stages of the world. La Joaquina Founder member, choreographer and director of Flamenco Express. She has worked with Christina Hoyos, Paco Peña and others in Madrid, Tokyo, New York, Montreal, Toronto, Paris and throughout Europe. '..utterly riveting variations of firecracker beatstumultuous fervour ..indelible gracefulness.' The Stage Chris Clavo A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen years old and later studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express as well as touring with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim. This feisty company delivers the finest in flamenco, plus sizzling soloist La Joaquina Time Out

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Flamenco Express @ The Bussey With Sara Peréz & Antonio El Pola

on Thu, 12 Feb 2015 at London The Bussey Building 7.30 doors for 8pm - 10pm

The Flamenco Express floating festival lands again, with yet another rich cargo of flamenco talent from the finest spanish tablaos. Tonight presenting Madrid sensation Sara Peréz (you saw her here first) and flamenco phenomenon Antonio el Pola (you ain't heard nothing yet). (Full bar) www.flamencoexpress.co.uk Sara Peréz A young dancer from Madrid, new on the scene and new to London.Having made a firm footing in the major tablaos in Madrid including El Corral de la Moreria and Tablao Villa Rosa, she has joined Flamenco Express tonight for a welcome return visit to the UK Antonio el Pola Known for his extensive knowledge of flamenco history, his musical ability and his dedication to the "pure" art form. His close ties with patriarchs of the Andalusian flamenco community continue a tradition that some feel is threatened by international growth. Born in the small village of Cañada Rosal in Ecíja, his exposure to Flamenco started as a small child, when his father took him to the local peñas. and has grown to fill the greatest stages of the world. La Joaquina Founder member, choreographer and director of Flamenco Express. She has worked with Christina Hoyos, Paco Peña and others in Madrid, Tokyo, New York, Montreal, Toronto, Paris and throughout Europe. '..utterly riveting variations of firecracker beatstumultuous fervour ..indelible gracefulness.' The Stage Chris Clavo A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen years old and later studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express as well as touring with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim. This feisty company delivers the finest in flamenco, plus sizzling soloist La Joaquina Time Out

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Jacquelyn Hynes And J Eoin

on Thu, 12 Feb 2015 at Uxbridge RNA Doors and bar 7pm - music from 8pm

Jacquelyn Hynes (Gifted and innovative Irish In Britain Transfixing playing (Kingsbury Guardian) and Irish folk singer J.Eoin (A truly gifted songwriter Irish Post Steeped in Irish history and mythology (Guardian) Totally modern and enchanting songs Musician Magazine). Support from Lewis Stockwell with songs of social comment, political activism, traditional and traditional style folk

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Jacquelyn Hynes And J Eoin

on Thu, 12 Feb 2015 at Uxbridge RNA Doors and bar 7pm - music from 8pm

Jacquelyn Hynes (Gifted and innovative Irish In Britain Transfixing playing (Kingsbury Guardian) and Irish folk singer J.Eoin (A truly gifted songwriter Irish Post Steeped in Irish history and mythology (Guardian) Totally modern and enchanting songs Musician Magazine). Support from Lewis Stockwell with songs of social comment, political activism, traditional and traditional style folk

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Phil Beer

on Fri, 13 Feb 2015 at Clayton Le Moors Mill House 7.15PM DOORS

PHIL BEER, BETTER KNOWN TO MANY AS ONE HALF OF AWARD WINNING ACCOUSTIC DUO SHOW OF HANDS, IS HEADING TO EAST LANCASHIRE. A SUPER TALENTED MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST, THIS PROMISES TO BE AN ECLECTIC EVENING OF TRADITIONAL TUNES, COVERS AND SELF-PENNED COMPOSITIONS.

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Sally Barker

on Fri, 13 Feb 2015 at Chesterfield Library Theatre Doors ope 7:00pm Concert at 7:30pm

The finalist from The Voice comes to Chesterfield! Sally was chosen by Sir Tom Jones to be his finalist on The Voice UK 2014 and since then she has supported him on three of his summer concerts. As a singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer Sally has had a long and varied career in music. Labelled a folk artist for much of her successful career, Sally's appeal stretches across many more musical genres. A much respected solo artist with half a dozen solo albums to her name, Sally is also celebrated for her live and studio work fronting all-female folk supergroup, The Poozies. "Her enormous vocal range and stupendous control can relax or rouse at will - she coaxes her voice from that of a mild modern English rose to raw throated blues." - Edinburgh Fringe Festival Review

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Adrian Ingram & The Jazzdawgs

on Fri, 13 Feb 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, Doors 7.30pm

One of if not THE finest jazz and swing guitarists in the UK. Adrian and his phenomenal Jazzdawgs will stun musicians and fans alike. Adrian Ingram is widely recognized as one of the foremost authorities on the jazz guitar. He has written extensively about the history, players, styles and instruments of the genre. As an educator, he has served as guitar specialist for Birmingham Education Authority (1975-1981) and Lecturer in jazz and popular music at Huddersfield Technical College (1981-82). Following this he taught for thirteen years as senior lecturer in jazz guitar at the prestigious Leeds College of Music (1982-1995). Adrian has an MA in music performance and an Master of Philosophy in music education. He studied music education with professor John Paynter OBE (York University) and the guitar with Barney Kessel and Howard Roberts. He was elected both Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and Fellow of the College of Preceptors (FColl.P) in 1987 for outstanding contribution to music education. Adrian also holds advanced diplomas in classical guitar performance and instruction and has attained Dept. of Education and Science's "qualified teacher" status.

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Adrian Ingram & The Jazzdawgs

on Fri, 13 Feb 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, Doors 7.30pm

One of if not THE finest jazz and swing guitarists in the UK. Adrian and his phenomenal Jazzdawgs will stun musicians and fans alike. Adrian Ingram is widely recognized as one of the foremost authorities on the jazz guitar. He has written extensively about the history, players, styles and instruments of the genre. As an educator, he has served as guitar specialist for Birmingham Education Authority (1975-1981) and Lecturer in jazz and popular music at Huddersfield Technical College (1981-82). Following this he taught for thirteen years as senior lecturer in jazz guitar at the prestigious Leeds College of Music (1982-1995). Adrian has an MA in music performance and an Master of Philosophy in music education. He studied music education with professor John Paynter OBE (York University) and the guitar with Barney Kessel and Howard Roberts. He was elected both Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and Fellow of the College of Preceptors (FColl.P) in 1987 for outstanding contribution to music education. Adrian also holds advanced diplomas in classical guitar performance and instruction and has attained Dept. of Education and Science's "qualified teacher" status.

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Blair Dunlop

on Fri, 13 Feb 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

With continued critical acclaim for 2 stunning albums comes an increasing reputation on the live circuit; successful tours of Australia and Europe and a series of UK festival appearances have seen Blair's rapidly increasing fan-base and stature as an artist grow internationally. 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

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Marcus Bonfanti

on Fri, 13 Feb 2015 at Barton The Ropewalk 7.30pm

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The Seam - Gareth Davies-jones

on Fri, 13 Feb 2015 at Ashington Woodhorn Museum & Northumberland Archives Doors 7pm, performance starts 7.30pm

Gareth will launch his new album of songs inspired by a residency at the Mining Institute's world renowned library at the heart of the Great North Coalfield in Newcastle. The world of mining is no stranger to song, but far from a retrospective look at mining ballads, Gareth's new collection is an approach to telling the story of the Library's mining and mechanical engineering collections through song and music. Gareth's masterful and thought provoking song writing has been inspired by stories of subterranean banquets celebrating the winning of mines, by the lyricism of Victorian adverts from the first edition of the Mining Journal of 1836 and the flow and eloquence of writing in engineering manuals such as Practical Coal Mining, a technical manual known to generations of miners where Gareth has found a rhythm and metre in just the contents page and which forms the first song on the new album.

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Jinder

on Fri, 13 Feb 2015 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop Doors at 7.00pm

Jinder plays this rescheduled show from December. Jinder has been writing and recording music for over a decade. He's joined by Peter James Millson.

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The Night Before Valentine's....the Greatest Greek Songs Of Love

on Fri, 13 Feb 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The Night before Valentine's....a programme of the greatest Greek songs of love. From the 1920s to today. With MARINA DELIGIANNI AND PLASTIKES KAREKLES Marina Deligianni, voice Pavlos Carvalho, bouzouki Manolis Taouxis, bouzouki Stelios Katsatsides, accordion Maria Tsirodimitri, guitar Sarah Carvalho-Dubost, cello

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The Night Before Valentine's....the Greatest Greek Songs Of Love

on Fri, 13 Feb 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The Night before Valentine's....a programme of the greatest Greek songs of love. From the 1920s to today. With MARINA DELIGIANNI AND PLASTIKES KAREKLES Marina Deligianni, voice Pavlos Carvalho, bouzouki Manolis Taouxis, bouzouki Stelios Katsatsides, accordion Maria Tsirodimitri, guitar Sarah Carvalho-Dubost, cello

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Kenny Paul

on Fri, 13 Feb 2015 at Soham The Brook 7pm

An evening with the best country and irish music! Bar Snacks are avalible starting at 7pm, Music at 9pm.

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Lady Maisery

on Fri, 13 Feb 2015 at Winchcombe Postlip Hall 7.30pm (doors 7pm)

Lady Maisery the breathtaking folk trio, forged from the voices of Hannah James, Hazel Askew and Rowan Rheingans. They explore vocal harmony to breathtaking effect, through their fresh interpretations of songs and ballads. Their latest album 'Mayday' reached the no.1 album slot in BBC Radio 3's Late Junction 'Top 10 Releases and was a 'Top of the World' album by Songlines magazine.

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Lady Maisery

on Fri, 13 Feb 2015 at Winchcombe Postlip Hall 7.30pm (doors 7pm)

Lady Maisery the breathtaking folk trio, forged from the voices of Hannah James, Hazel Askew and Rowan Rheingans. They explore vocal harmony to breathtaking effect, through their fresh interpretations of songs and ballads. Their latest album 'Mayday' reached the no.1 album slot in BBC Radio 3's Late Junction 'Top 10 Releases and was a 'Top of the World' album by Songlines magazine.

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Ian Siegal

on Fri, 13 Feb 2015 at Lydgate The White Hart door 7.30pm/music from 8pm

ian siegal, euro blues singer of the year. best singer,

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Kajun At Krumbs' Ock 'n' Dough & Guests

on Fri, 13 Feb 2015 at Raunds Krumbs 7:30pm doors - 8:00pm start

Buffet meal included! A long weekend of music and the arts based in Raunds in East Northants. concerts, Jazz Cafe, dancing, song & tune sessions, workshops, young people's projects and other events. Full details will appear on our website www.raundsfestival.com

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Ray Cooper Formerly Of The Oysterband

on Fri, 13 Feb 2015 at Northampton Albion Brewery Bar 8pm (Doors 7pm)

Ray Cooper is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist currently residing in the depths of Sweden where he moved in 2000. He left Oysterband in 2013 after a year in which they picked up 3 BBC2 Folk awards and appeared on the 'Later with Jools Holland' show. Since then he has carved out a successful solo career.

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Concert & Dance - Jon Swayne, Paul James, Gregory Jolivet (blowzabella) & Patrick Bouffard

on Sat, 14 Feb 2015 at Taunton Halsway Manor Bar open from 7pm. Starts 8pm. Free parking

What could be better for Valentine's Day than a feast of pipes and hurdy gurdies! Traditional and contemporary dance music for Hurdy-Gurdy and Bagpipes from members of the innovative folk band band Blowzabella and France's legendary Patrick Bouffard TIME Bar open from 7pm. Starts 8pm. Free parking. Suitable for all ages. Part concert / part dance, come and dance or just listen.

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Concert & Dance - Jon Swayne, Paul James, Gregory Jolivet (blowzabella) & Patrick Bouffard

on Sat, 14 Feb 2015 at Taunton Halsway Manor Bar open from 7pm. Starts 8pm. Free parking

What could be better for Valentine's Day than a feast of pipes and hurdy gurdies! Traditional and contemporary dance music for Hurdy-Gurdy and Bagpipes from members of the innovative folk band band Blowzabella and France's legendary Patrick Bouffard TIME Bar open from 7pm. Starts 8pm. Free parking. Suitable for all ages. Part concert / part dance, come and dance or just listen.

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Ninebarrow

on Sat, 14 Feb 2015 at Poole Skinner Street UR Church 7pm doors, 8pm music

First concert of 2015 at the lovely Skinner Street church features outstanding local duo Jon Whitley and Jay Laboucharderie on Saturday night

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Ninebarrow

on Sat, 14 Feb 2015 at Poole Skinner Street UR Church 7pm doors, 8pm music

First concert of 2015 at the lovely Skinner Street church features outstanding local duo Jon Whitley and Jay Laboucharderie on Saturday night

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Wizz Jones

on Sat, 14 Feb 2015 at London The Great Northern Railway Tavern 8.30pm

It surely was a golden folk-blues generation that gave us such guitar greats as Jansch, Renbourn, Graham and tonight's special guest. The biggest stars in rock music will say they owe much to the playing of Wizz Jones. Such tributes can work well for Wizz. He recalls the bumper crowd he had after Eric Clapton name-checked him on the radio. Why did he not become a rock god, too? Could have been something to do with his personality, he explained in a recent interview on Radio 4's Today programme (an honour in itself!). In his mid-70s now, the modest Mr Jones has lost none of the wizardry that made him so influential. He almost stole the show at the star-studded Bert Jansch memorial gig at the Royal Festival Hall and was in sparkling form sharing the stage with John Renbourn at the Kalamazoo's Union Chapel gig last March. Come see and marvel at his genius.

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Before The Gold Rush Presents Nick Edward Harris' Album Launch

on Sat, 14 Feb 2015 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 8pm - late

Nick Edward Harris has completed his new album 'The Tall Trees'. Special guests will join him on stage to celebrate the album's release. With support from Emma Gatrill and Joe Innes. Nick strives to sit somewhere in between the tapping brilliance of Andy McKee and the wonderful melancholy of John Martyn.

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Ballad Nights: Broken Hearted Ballads

on Sat, 14 Feb 2015 at London Cecil Sharp House Doors at 7pm, start time 7.30pm

Emily Portman Paul Sartin James Fagan On this evening of St Valentine's Day join Emily, Paul and James in a concert of beautiful, and in some cases unexpected, ballads of love, loss and heartache. Emily Portman is an award-winning singer and songwriter (BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Best Original Song 2013); Paul Sartin is a member of Bellowhead, Faustus and Belshazzar's Feast and James Fagan is one half of the award-winning musical duo with wife Nancy Kerr (BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Best Duo 2003 and 2011) and also a member of the Melrose Quartet.

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Last Harbour

on Sat, 14 Feb 2015 at Manchester The Soup Kitchen 7.30pm

Based in the northern English city of Manchester, Last Harbour play honest, heartfelt music that has a dark, gothic heart yet a sound that is always beautiful and transcendent. After working with producer Richard Formby (Wild Beasts, Spacemen 3, Ghostpoet) on two previous albums, the band took time out after touring to build their own studio in 2013. Caul, the band's new album out on 9 February 2015 via a new home at Gizeh Records, was recorded in that self-created space over a year between 2013 and 2014, and bears testament to a patient and detailed recording process that allowed time for experimentation and careful arrangement. The record contains all of the band's trademark cinematic laments and doom-filled rock, but there is also an added layer of raw, bleak experimentation that marries ideally and simultaneously with brighter, almost joyous moments. The progression on Caul, from that of its predecessor Your Heart, It Carries the Sound, is clear. There is a new focus, a need to explore, a quest to push further into the void. 'This album sounds magnificent. A collection of songs that should appeal to anyone enamoured of Tindersticks and Mark Lanegan' Sunday Times 'Melancholic and cinematic, like Scott Walker re-ordering Bowie's Heroes' Uncut 'A spacious and hypnotic affair, reminiscent of Iggy Pop's 'Preliminaries' with a nod to Timber Timbre' Artrocker

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Blair Dunlop

on Sat, 14 Feb 2015 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30pm

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Women Folk

on Sat, 14 Feb 2015 at Barton The Ropewalk Doors open at 7pm, on stage 8pm

Maz O'Connor, Kathryn Williams and Georgia Ruth

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Lazy Sunday Afternoon With Mr Love & Justice And Friends Spring 2015

on Sun, 15 Feb 2015 at Swindon Central Library 3.15pm - 5.15pm

Spring Series of regular monthly Sunday Afternoon shows of live acoustic folk/pop and roots music in the hushed and mellow surroundings of the Reading Room of Swindon Central Library. Hosted by Mr Love & Justice with 2 additional guest performers each month. This season ticket is at a multi-booking reduced price of £12 for all 3 of the spring 2015 series of shows (usual price £5 per show) on Feb 15, Mar 15 and Apr 19th 2015.

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Martyn Joseph

on Sun, 15 Feb 2015 at Sutton Benger Village Hall Doors 7.30pm - Show 8.00pm

Martyn Joseph is as performer like no other. He has been called The Welsh Springsteen, but there are also shades of John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews there may be but he stands in his own right, built on a reputation for giving what thousands have described as the best live music experience of their lives. Juxtaposition is a key theme in Martyn's work. The simplicity and the complexity of the human condition and all that it encompasses is underpinned with a heady promise of hope. There is a versatility to Martyn's music that is hard to categorise. Many have tried, resulting in labels such as Folk, Rock, Soul, Folk Funk and Americana; all of which somehow miss the mark. But sometimes music doesn't need a defining genre and with the ability to articulate a sense of the bigger picture, Martyn's music and social commentary manage to empower and speak for many. His songs are pictures, and stories, and feelings all put to music and delivered by a master craftsman. In 2013 Martyn released a CD of Bruce Springsteen songs, to great public and critical acclaim, with the glowing endorsement of Dave Marsh, acclaimed American music critic and official Springsteen biographer. 2014 saw him take the spirit of his music onto a more practical footing with the launch of his "Let Yourself Trust", a not-for-profit organisation which aims to make a small difference out of great love and commitment by challenging injustice wherever it's found, educating via advocacy, campaigning for human rights, and raising issues that have been forgotten or ignored via fundraising initiatives, thus bringing about greater awareness for beautiful people in powerless situations. Martyn Joseph. A unique talent driven by passion and love for his trade, continues to write, sing and play from the heart. Springsteen-indebted Americana, suspended folk chords glistening beneath troubadour tales, his lyrical eloquence still inspired almost 30 years on from his debut - MOJO One of the most charismatic and electrifying performers in Britain todaytough and passionate
 Tom Robinson BBC 6 music One of acoustic music's most original voices, and most forward looking of his generation of singer/songwriters
 Q Magazine A profound experience
 The Boston Globe Songs of social commentary as much as love, with a rootsy sensibility
 Time Out Written with craft, performed with passion
 Financial Time He is one of our most intelligent writers - Bob Harris BBC Radio 2

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Kathryn Roberts And Sean Lakeman

on Sun, 15 Feb 2015 at Southport Park Golf Club Doors from 7pm, music from 8pm.

Best duo - BBC Awards 2013 and how bang-on an accolade that was! Keyboard, guitar, voices and charisma in spades.

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Kathryn Roberts And Sean Lakeman

on Sun, 15 Feb 2015 at Southport Park Golf Club Doors from 7pm, music from 8pm.

Best duo - BBC Awards 2013 and how bang-on an accolade that was! Keyboard, guitar, voices and charisma in spades.

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Nancy Kerr & James Fagan

on Sun, 15 Feb 2015 at Topsham Matthews Hall 8.00pm - doors 7.30

Groundbreaking English fiddle player and singer Nancy Kerr and her Australian partner James Fagan (bouzouki, voice) play a scintillating mix of traditional and contemporary acoustic music drawn mostly from the English and Australian traditions, and more recently Nancy's original songs. They are multi-BBC folk award winners including winners of the inaugural Horizon Award and Best Duo Awards in 2003 and 2011 respectively.

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Will Mcnicol & Luke Selby

on Sun, 15 Feb 2015 at The B-Bar @ The Barbican Theatre 8.00pm

2014 has been a big year for award-winning acoustic guitarist Will McNicol and in-demand session drummer Luke Selby. Already respected musicians in their own right, Will was given the honour of being listed as part of Acoustic Guitar Magazine's Worldwide 30 Best Acoustic Guitarists Under 30 whilst Luke secured an endorsement with world-renowned cymbal manufacturer - Bosphorus Cymbals. Combining forces as a duo saw their first live gigs together, after months working through original material and re-workings of seminal pieces in the repertoire, gaining them stellar reviews, describing their playing as glorious and extraordinary. ! Combining their individual successes with their ever-growing fan base as a duo, both Will & Luke entered the studio to record an album which accurately represents their explosive live sets which draw musical influences from all over the world. Everything from foot-stamping blues numbers to upbeat Brazilian dances through to powerful folk-influenced tunes and African rhythms are tackled by the pair. They're both very excited to get out on the road to take their debut album, Hitchhiker around the UK.

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Lazy Sunday Afternoon With Mr Love & Justice And Friends

on Sun, 15 Feb 2015 at Swindon Central Library 3.15pm - 5.15pm

A chilled afternoon of live acoustic folk/pop and roots music in the hushed and mellow surroundings of the Reading Room in Swindon Central Library.

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Damien Barber & Mike Wilson At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 15 Feb 2015 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub Doors open around 7:30 pm

Damien is one of the top names in Folk music as both a solo artist and leader of festival giants The Demon Barbers. Mike is a key member of the famous singing family the Wilson Family. Great songs sung with power and grace. 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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Snowapple

on Sun, 15 Feb 2015 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30pm

Snowapple will take you on a journey into a world of imagination and story telling "The 3 young, fresh and non-stop smiling ladies of the Dutch band Snowapple, are incredibly talented, they have a lot of fun when they perform and they create a happy atmosphere. They play with their voices, they are multi-talented, they play dozens of instruments together and they definitely know how to give a show...."(

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Patsy Reid

on Mon, 16 Feb 2015 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music Starts 8:30pm

The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------------------- ***** A glorious musician playing with soul and integrity. fROOTS **** "A profound example of the emotional riches in contemporary music making." Scotland on Sunday **** The Scotsman **** Songlines **** R2 Magazine Perthshire fiddler and singer Patsy Reid is one of the most admired musicians in the UK. In the last couple of years the former Breabach fiddle player has performed extensively with BBC Radio 2 Folk Award 2013 winners Kathryn Tickell and Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman, The Cecil Sharp Project and Zakir Hussain's Pulse of the World. She also contributed violin, viola and cello to albums by Donald Shaw, Duncan Chisholm, Bella Hardy, Treacherous Orchestra, Tim Edey and Luke Daniels to name just a few. Now Patsy takes centre stage - accompanied by an equally accomplished band - to bring us tunes and songs from her highly acclaimed new album, The Brightest Path. This, her first solo recording since 2008's rapturously received Bridging The Gap, features freshly recovered traditional Scottish melodies alongside self-penned and contemporary material that demonstrates Patsy's ability to virtually sing through her instrument. Combining skills and techniques from both folk and classical disciplines; Lau's Aidan O'Rourke describes her as having an accuracy and tone that many fiddlers only dream of. She has truly mastered her instrument.

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Crh Music Presents Sons Of Bill

on Mon, 16 Feb 2015 at Bristol The Tunnels Doors at 7.30pm

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Taraf De Haïdouks

on Mon, 16 Feb 2015 at London Union Chapel Doors 7pm and performance starts 7.30pm

Expect riotous Romanian folk from the world's greatest gypsy group Taraf de Haïdouks literally 'band of outlaws'. Nothing prepares you for seeing Taraf de Haïdouks live. Their shows burst with intense passion and overflowing energy. The clattering virtuosity and passionate gypsy rasp of this orchestra of honourable brigands will steal your breath away and they're guaranteed to get you on your feet. When presenting their BBC Radio 3 award for World Music, long time admirer Johnny Depp stated: Taraf De Haidouks are the greatest musicians I know they play a music which expresses the most intense joy, and have this gift to make you feel alive. Catch them soon or repent at leisure. 'Their live act is extraordinary a magical mix of quicksilver melodies, amazing violin and cimbalom solos, earthy songs of lost loves, and riotous traditional wedding songs.' (Daily Telegraph)

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Jaywalkers

on Mon, 16 Feb 2015 at Chesham Folk Club 8:30pm - 11:00pm. Door open 8:15

Creating a unique sound based on their collective and individual musical backgrounds, the band takes influence from folk, bluegrass, country and western swing music in the form of virtuosic instrumentals, three part harmony and occasional slap bass. Add good humour, tasteful arrangements and exceptional musicianship to the mix and they are guaranteed to put a smile on your face. The band met at a weekly bluegrass jam session in Helsby and played together in a variety of scratch bands and informal gatherings for several years, before Mike and Jay formed Jaywalkers in the summer of 2008; a few months prior to their folk awards success. Following the self-release of their highly successful debut album in March 2011 '16 Miles' the duo became a trio in the form of bass player extraordinaire, Lucille, who was too good on the recording not to be a permanent fixture.

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Club Artyfartle Presents Martin Stephenson At The Boogaloo Bar

on Mon, 16 Feb 2015 at London The Boogaloo Bar 8.00pm

This event celebrates the launch of Club Artyfartle, a series of bi-monthly events at The Boogaloo Bar in Highgate. At future Club Artyfartle nights, established songwriters will debut new material in a song circle format, which is what tonight's support acts will be doing. We are delighted to welcome Martin to headline this event, a one-off gig.

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Club Artyfartle Presents Martin Stephenson At The Boogaloo Bar

on Mon, 16 Feb 2015 at London The Boogaloo Bar 8.00pm

This event celebrates the launch of Club Artyfartle, a series of bi-monthly events at The Boogaloo Bar in Highgate. At future Club Artyfartle nights, established songwriters will debut new material in a song circle format, which is what tonight's support acts will be doing. We are delighted to welcome Martin to headline this event, a one-off gig.

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Captain Hotknives & Cosmo

on Tue, 17 Feb 2015 at Cardiff The Full Moon 7:30pm

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Belinda O'hooley & Jim Boyes

on Wed, 18 Feb 2015 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath doors 7.15; start 7.45pm

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Leveret

on Wed, 18 Feb 2015 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

Venue doors 7:00pm

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The Seam - Gareth Davies-jones

on Wed, 18 Feb 2015 at Durham Palace Green Library Cafe Doors Open 7pm, performance starts 7.30pm

Gareth will launch his new album of songs inspired by a residency at the Mining Institute's world renowned library at the heart of the Great North Coalfield in Newcastle. The world of mining is no stranger to song, but far from a retrospective look at mining ballads, Gareth's new collection is an approach to telling the story of the Library's mining and mechanical engineering collections through song and music. Gareth's masterful and thought provoking song writing has been inspired by stories of subterranean banquets celebrating the winning of mines, by the lyricism of Victorian adverts from the first edition of the Mining Journal of 1836 and the flow and eloquence of writing in engineering manuals such as Practical Coal Mining, a technical manual known to generations of miners where Gareth has found a rhythm and metre in just the contents page and which forms the first song on the new album

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Austin Lucas

on Wed, 18 Feb 2015 at Leeds Brudenell Social Club 7.30pm

Austin Lucas makes his Leeds return, all the way from Bloomington, Indiana. This time he's solo and acoustic, with support from West Yorkshire's Ramblin' Rose, Serious Sam Barrett & Aaron Persinger.

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Diana Jones

on Wed, 18 Feb 2015 at Biddulph Arms 7.30 for 8pm start

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Folklore Presents ... Tim Jones And The Dark Lanterns

on Wed, 18 Feb 2015 at London Green Note 7:00pm

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Leveret

on Thu, 19 Feb 2015 at London St Pancras Old Church Doors open 7:30pm, Live Music starts 8:15

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A MIXED SEATING AND STANDING VENUE, PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY TO BE GUARANTEED A SEAT ---------------------------------------------- Leveret features three of England's finest musicians in an exciting new collaboration. Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron are each regarded as masters of their instrument and are involved in numerous collaborations with a huge range of artists.

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Jinder

on Thu, 19 Feb 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Travelling songwriter, storyteller and troubadour Jinder is back on the road in 2015, in support of his highly anticipated ninth album 'Traditional Dark'. 2014 saw multi-million selling artists Aled Jones and Henry Priestman release critically acclaimed versions of Jinder's songs 'Keep Me In Your Heart' and 'I Cried Today', whilst Jinder was hard at work in the studio crafting the dark folk and existential rock of 'Traditional Dark', which is to be released by Din Of Ecstasy in February. Support comes from PETER JAMES MILLSON + MICK TERRY. Peter James Millson is a craftsman in song whose gloriously melodic 2014 debut album 'Sweet The Love That Meets Return' drew critical comparisons with the likes of Paddy McAloon, Jackson Browne and Roddy Frame. Mick Terry is a superb London based singer/songwriter. His melody-drenched debut album, The Grown Ups, was released to critical acclaim in 2010 and he is currently knee deep in Ampex 456 tape, working on the follow-up.

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O'hooley & Tidow Special Slaithwaite Moonraking Concert

on Thu, 19 Feb 2015 at Huddersfield Slaithwaite Watershed Doors 7.30pm, On stage 8pm

A special one off concert by O'Hooley & Tidow in association with the legendary Slaithwaite Moonraking Festival. Performing songs from their critically acclaimed album The Hum: a MOJO Folk Album of the Year 2014 "Boundless songwriting and exquisite harmonies that truly shine" * * * * * THE GUARDIAN

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O'hooley & Tidow Special Slaithwaite Moonraking Concert

on Thu, 19 Feb 2015 at Huddersfield Slaithwaite Watershed Doors 7.30pm, On stage 8pm

A special one off concert by O'Hooley & Tidow in association with the legendary Slaithwaite Moonraking Festival. Performing songs from their critically acclaimed album The Hum: a MOJO Folk Album of the Year 2014 "Boundless songwriting and exquisite harmonies that truly shine" * * * * * THE GUARDIAN

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John Smith

on Fri, 20 Feb 2015 at Sheffield The Greystones Doors at 7.30pm, show starts at 8pm

"Beyond beautiful" was Jo Whiley's (Radio 2) reaction to John's music and it's no surprise to us that more and more people are becoming John Smith fans. His last show in Sheffield was in the jam packed Library Theatre so this extra special Sheffield gig in the intimate back room at The Greystones is sure to be a sell out. Wonderful songs and fantastic guitar playing that led The Sunday Times to call John "The Guitarist's Guitarist". Early booking is highly recommended.

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Ma Polaine's Great Decline

on Fri, 20 Feb 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, See Greennote.co.uk for start time

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

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Will Pound Band

on Fri, 20 Feb 2015 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors at 7pm, Show starts at 8pm

Will Pound has long been in demand as a harmonica wizard, playing with the likes of Guy Chambers (ex-songwriter for Robbie Williams), legendary folk guitarist Martin Simpson and Scottish Early Music ensemble Concerto Caledonia. He recently recorded the harmonica part for The Hillsborough Single which featured Sir Paul McCartney, Mel C and Beverley Knight and which was the Christmas number 1 in December 2012. He has computer game, film and TV credits, has performed for the BBC Radio 2 Ballad series and has done a live session at Maida Vale for BBC Radio 1xtra. Recording credits include sessions for some of the biggest names in folk music including Sam Carter, Jim Moray and Martin Simpson. He was launched on to the folk scene in a duo with banjo master Dan Walsh as the critically acclaimed Walsh & Pound and soon after featured on the BBC TV series Goldie's Band: By Royal Appointment which culminated in a performance at Buckingham Palace. He has been nominated for prestigious Musician Of The Year at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in both 2012 and 2014 and was interviewed and performed on BBC 1 TV Breakfast ahead of the 2014 Folk Awards. 2013 saw Will release his first solo record 'A Cut Above' which has received enthusiastic reviews and airplay from BBC Radio 2, Radio 6, The Daily Telegraph, R2 Magazine, fRoots, FATEA Magazine, The Scotsman and more. In the wake of the album The Will Pound Band was formed featuring John Parker on double bass (member of the chart-topping duo Nizlopi), Chris Sarjeant on guitar (of the Jackie Oates Lullabies project) and Henry Webster on fiddle (2013 London Fiddle convention winner) 'Will Pound is a master of the mouth harp'- UNCUT Magazine

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Davis, Lindley, Mullan (dlm)

on Fri, 20 Feb 2015 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing Bar opens at 6.30 pm, doors at 7.30 pm

For those of you that don't know, Andy Davis is guitarist, vocalist and songwriter with English band Stackridge, and Clare Lindley is also the violin player with the band. With the help of Brian Mullan on cello, the trio perform Andy's huge catalogue of songs in a more intimate, acoustic setting. Stackridge were formed in 1969 in the Bath/Bristol area, Andy Davis being one of the founder members. Constant touring brought them a fanatical following and they released four albums culminating in 1974 with their masterpiece, 'The Man in the Bowler Hat', produced by George Martin - regarded by many to be Martin's finest creation outside of his Beatles canon. Regrettably, the band imploded and, despite line-up changes and two more albums, they finally split in 1976. In 1979, Andy Davis, together with ex-Stackridge member and co-writer James Warren, formed the successful band The Korgis who released a string of singles including IF I Had You' and the massive international hit "Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime", which was later featured on the soundtrack of the Jim Carrey movie 'Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind'. Stackridge reformed in 2007, with the original front line from the 1970's band and, in 2009 they released their first new album in over 30 years, "A Victory For Common Sense", to great critical acclaim. The band, in a slightly different format, now including violinist Clare Lindley, have achieved cult status and continue to perform and tour to this day. For a long time guitarist Andy Davis had wanted to present his huge catalogue of songs in a more intimate, stripped down style, away from his work with Stackridge. This ambition was finally realised in 2011 with the prodigious talents of fellow Stackridge member Clare Lindley on violin & Brian Mullan on cello joining him to tour as DLM. Expect an evening of superb musicianship and great songs, ranging from tear-jerking ballads to raunchy rock 'n' rollers, all interlaced with a fine quirky sense of humour. I'm sure that most of you won't know their music but, take a chance, this is one of those evenings where you'll end up by thinking 'Wow! I'm really glad I came to see that!'.

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Jez Lowe

on Fri, 20 Feb 2015 at Guildford Institute Doors 7.30pm Music 8.00pm

Jez needs no introduction to our regular club members or, indeed, anyone with an interest in English Folk Music. He has built an enviable reputation as one of the finest songwriters and performers in the world of acoustic music and is a recognised musical ambassador for his native North East of England, with almost twenty albums and countless live performances around the world over the last thirty years to his name. Among those who have recorded their own versions of Jez's songs, are Fairport Convention, The Unthanks, The Dubliners, The Tannahill Weavers, Cherish The Ladies, Tom McConville, Liam Clancy, Bob Fox and literally hundreds of others. Several of his songs, such as "Back In Durham Jail", "The Bergen" and "These Coal Town Days" have virtually passed into the traditional. Back in 2006 Jez was one of the principle songwriters in the award-winning BBC series "The Radio Ballads". This on-going project has spawned two further series, and in 2014 the third set of programmes, entitled "The Ballad of the Great War", will be broadcast to commemorate the start of World War One.

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Jez Lowe

on Fri, 20 Feb 2015 at Guildford Institute Doors 7.30pm Music 8.00pm

Jez needs no introduction to our regular club members or, indeed, anyone with an interest in English Folk Music. He has built an enviable reputation as one of the finest songwriters and performers in the world of acoustic music and is a recognised musical ambassador for his native North East of England, with almost twenty albums and countless live performances around the world over the last thirty years to his name. Among those who have recorded their own versions of Jez's songs, are Fairport Convention, The Unthanks, The Dubliners, The Tannahill Weavers, Cherish The Ladies, Tom McConville, Liam Clancy, Bob Fox and literally hundreds of others. Several of his songs, such as "Back In Durham Jail", "The Bergen" and "These Coal Town Days" have virtually passed into the traditional. Back in 2006 Jez was one of the principle songwriters in the award-winning BBC series "The Radio Ballads". This on-going project has spawned two further series, and in 2014 the third set of programmes, entitled "The Ballad of the Great War", will be broadcast to commemorate the start of World War One.

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Phil And Cath Tyler

on Fri, 20 Feb 2015 at Maidstone The Bower House 7.30pm

Cath & Phil Tyler play Anglo-American folk music using guitar, banjo, voice and fiddle. Cath was a member of the band Cordelia's Dad in the 1990s when she lived in Massachusetts, USA. Phil, from Newcastle upon Tyne has played in various folk, rock and ceilidh bands for many years. Coming together musically through a shared love of traditional narrative song, full voiced sacred harp singing and sparse mountain banjo, they have performed on stages as diverse as the Royal Opera House in London and a dank tower in the old city walls of Newcastle. Taking a more minimal approach to their material than some, they have been described as 'one of the most compelling musical partnerships on the scene', their music being 'a highly concentrated and intimate musical experience that penetrates to the very rawest essence of folk tradition'.

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Connie Lush

on Fri, 20 Feb 2015 at Richmond Crawdaddy Club Doors 8.00 pm

Our first Showcase Event of 2015 features the fabulous Connie Lush who has long been recognised as one of the finest blues singers that the United Kingdom has ever produced. That indisputable fact was acknowledged when she was voted Best UK Female Vocalist by readers of Blues In Britain for 5 separate years, earning a richly deserved place in the Gallery of the Greats. She is also increasingly recognised on the continent, particularly in France, where she was honoured in the French Blues Trophies awards as European Singer of the Year for 2002. There are no separate awards for male & female singers in the European category, so Connie defeated all challengers. It is less appreciated that Connie's musical talents go beyond singing. She is a highly accomplished songwriter, confirmed by many excellent self-penned songs that form the content of her live & recorded repertoire. She has also written TV themes and featured as a DJ on Jazz FM. She also happens to be one of the most personable and friendly artists on the blues scene..

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Phil Beer

on Fri, 20 Feb 2015 at Swaffham Assembly Rooms 7.30 pm

Phil Beer, multi-instrumental wizard of top UK roots/acoustic outfit Show of Hands, is on his annual solo tour and will be playing Swaffham for the first time.

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Gill Sandell & Chris Tt

on Fri, 20 Feb 2015 at London Kings Place 8pm

Album launch and debut performance for two acclaimed alt-folk artists and old friends, launching their first ever collaborative work. Walk Away, Walk Away is an atmospheric collection of noir songs from across pop, rock and folk traditions and generations, themed around travel and absence; separation and journey; ancient pathways and empty freeways, covering artists from Willie Nelson and Joni Mitchell to Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Voice Of The Beehive. Chris and Gill are both multi-instrumentalists; expect piano, accordian, guitars and effects, alongside their sublime, unusual voices in harmony. Chris T-T ('One of the great underground artists of our time' Jon Snow; 'Genius, a modern-day William Blake' Sunday Times; 'The genius that is Chris T-T' Huw Stephens, Radio 1) is a Brighton-based writer, alt-folk singer and influential songwriter who has made nine hugely acclaimed albums since 1999. His most recent album The Bear (Xtra Mile Recordings) was a rock record recorded with his backing band The Hoodrats. Gill Sandell ('This is gorgeous!' Bob Harris; 'A beautiful sounding record' Cerys Matthews) is probably best known as a member of Emily Barker's Red Clay Halo quartet, though she has also toured with the likes of The Broken Family Band and Frank Turner (including performing at the opening ceremony of London 2012 Olympics). Gill has released two solo albums in her own right, collaborating with musicians such as Ted Barnes and Adrian Crowley. Her most recent album is Light The Boats (Rowan Tree Records). Gill and Chris have been friends for 20 years, after meeting at college in the late 1990s. They were both members of Timothy Victor's Folk Orchestra collective in the early 2000s and have collaborated many times, played and sung on each-other's records, toured together and run in the same circle of friends. However Walk Away, Walk Away is their first album as a formal duo. 'Walk Away, Walk Away' is out on 23 February on Rowan Tree Records. christt.com | gillsandell.com

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Jaywalkers

on Fri, 20 Feb 2015 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe Doors 7.00pm Gig 8.00pm

Since reaching the finals of the BBC Young Folk Awards in 2008, Jaywalkers have cemented their place as one of the most exciting, virtuosic and entertaining young bands working on the British Folk scene. Creating a unique sound based on their collective and individual musical backgrounds, the band takes influence from folk, bluegrass, country and western swing music in the form of virtuosic instrumentals, three part harmony and impressive slap bass

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Samantha Whates/the Magic Lantern

on Fri, 20 Feb 2015 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette doors 7pm

Samantha Whates https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzAxEIcFHRE http://www.samanthawhates.com/ The Magic Lantern http://the-magic-lantern.co.uk/ Tickets £10 in advance or £11.50 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette. Contact mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com for further information. Mix of seating (LIMITED) and standing. Doors 7pm. Support ( if arranged) around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. We have an drinks licence. Real & Craft Ales, Lagers, Wines. Ciders and Spirits will be served along with Ouseburn Coffee Company Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and of course posh soft drinks. Facebook - Launderette Sessions Twitter - @LaunderetteSess Instagram - Launderette_Sessions Trip Advisor - Events at Old Cinema Launderette (Durham) Samantha Whates The Magic Lantern "Bitter sweet, beautiful music" - Verity Sharp, BBC Radio 3 Late Junction "Something quite special I'm sure you'll agree" - Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music 'Love of Too Much Living' is the bold, beautiful and intimate second album from The Magic Lantern, a record stripped back to the essentials of voice, classical guitar and piano to create a mesmerising sound world that addresses the difficulties of coming of age, navigating ambition, love, loss and our perennial search for acceptance. The Magic Lantern is the musical moniker of Jamie Doe. With an immediately arresting voice that has been compared to Chet Baker and Jeff Buckley and a unique guitar style that takes elements of folk finger picking, flamenco and West African music, the 10 songs that make up 'Love of Too Much Living' sound deceptively simple at first but open up to reveal a warmth, humour and wisdom that mark The Magic Lantern out as an artist with a unique song writing voice. Born in Australia before moving to the UK at 12, it was while studying philosophy in Bristol that Jamie 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. Moving to London, Jamie expanded The Magic Lantern into a quintet of friends and together they evolved a transporting sound inspired by the immediacy of Jamie's lyrics and lilting melodies and a shared love of improvised music. The Magic Lantern's debut album 'A World In A Grain Of Sand' was mixed by Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno, Paul Simon) and released in June 2011 and has been critically acclaimed by Late Junction's Verity Sharp, Bob Harris and Tom Robinson (BBC Radio 3, 2 and 6 respectively) among others. Keen to focus on the intensity that comes with stripping everything away, Jamie dissolved the quintet line up to return to playing and writing on his own. 'Love of Too Much Living' is the product of two years spent crafting this new musical approach, playing hundreds of gigs around the UK with friends and contemporaries including Sam Lee & Friends and Cocos Lovers to an ever-increasing audience of enthusiasts. Describing his approach to song writing Jamie says, "I think of songs as miniatures, where the world, mood or experience they suggest is greater than the sum of their parts. In the same way an artist implies a face with a few lines, I'm always asking how can this song be more powerful by the space I leave around it? 'Love of Too Much Living' was recorded in Oxford by Dean McCarthy (Laura Marling, Stornoway) over many late night sessions. The album was recorded live to capture the sense of intimacy, honesty and directness that make the songs what they are, and the end result is a record that sits across and between genres, and is sure to win The Magic Lantern many new fans. 'Love of Too Much Living' will be released on 29 September on Smugglers Records

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The Graham Robins Band + Guests

on Fri, 20 Feb 2015 at Luton The Bear Club Door 7pm Music 8.45pm

2008 Indie Award Nominee Graham Robins continues his residency at The Bear Club with his trusty band and the odd special guest, in an ever-changing programme of soul and blues. Graham is an outstanding and soulful singer-songwriter who has performed at numerous festivals in the U.K. & Ireland including: Cambridge Folk Festival, The Edinburgh Festival, The North Devon Music Festival, The Castlebar International Blues Festival and The Westport Arts Festival.

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The Graham Robins Band + Guests

on Fri, 20 Feb 2015 at Luton The Bear Club Door 7pm Music 8.45pm

2008 Indie Award Nominee Graham Robins continues his residency at The Bear Club with his trusty band and the odd special guest, in an ever-changing programme of soul and blues. Graham is an outstanding and soulful singer-songwriter who has performed at numerous festivals in the U.K. & Ireland including: Cambridge Folk Festival, The Edinburgh Festival, The North Devon Music Festival, The Castlebar International Blues Festival and The Westport Arts Festival.

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Blackheart

on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 at Broseley Birchmeadow Centre Doors 7:30pm

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Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar

on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 at Hepworth Village Hall Doors 7:30 Start 8:00pm

Two years ago this duo won the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award and Ciaran, then 16, rather endearingly thanked his teacher for letting him have the time off school to collect the award. Since then its been a remarkable couple of years; a cricitically acclaimed debut album, winning the Horizon Award at the Radio 2 Folk awards 2014 at the Albert Hall and playing a whole series of festivals including Cambridge and Cropredy and continuing to tour folk clubs whilst finding time to maintain their educational studies and release their second album. We have seen them a couple of times this year and been really impressed, they just keep better & we are really pleased they are coming to Hepworth.

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Jeff Warner @ Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 at Ascott-under-Wychwood The Swan 8pm

Wychwood Folk Club Jeff Warner sings traditional American and English folk songs. His banjo tunes, 18th-century hymns and New England sailor songs are rich in history and a sense of place. He is a Folklorist and Community Scholar for the New Hampshire Council on the Arts and in 2007 was named a State Arts Council Fellow. His songs and stories bring us the latest news from the distant past. Jeff has performed widely, from large festivals in the UK, to clubs, festivals and schools across America. He plays concertina, banjo, guitar and several "pocket" instruments, including bones and spoons. And "he inhabits a song in a way which few singers can do" (Royal Oak Folk Club, Lewes, UK). A native of New York City, Jeff has lived in Portsmouth, NH, since the late 1990s. He is a speaker for the New Hampshire Humanities Council, an artist for the New Hampshire Council on the Arts, and a former State Arts Council Fellow. He has toured nationally for the Smithsonian Institution, taught at Pinewoods, Ashokan, Augusta and Swannanoa summer music programs and recorded for Flying Fish/Rounder, WildGoose (UK) and other labels. His 1995 recording, Two Little Boys received a Parents' Choice Award. Tickets £6.00 in Advance £8.00 on the night Doors 7:30pm For further details ring 01993831427 / 07870563299

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White Rabbit Present Dj Andrew Weatherall

on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm DJ ANDREW WEATHERALL. DJ, producer, remixer, singer, artitst, record label owner........ we all know Andrew's beginnings, from his time with Junior Boys Own, and his connection to probably the best psychedelic cross over album - Screamadelica, and his involvement with Sabres of Paradise and Two Lone Swordsmen. His DJ sets and music have soundtracked our lives, and there are far too many remix's to name, but he has sprinkled his magic dust on the Happy Mondays, The Doves, Fuck Buttons, Grinderman, Siouxsie, Spiritualized, Finitribe, Leftfield, New Order, Percy X, and Jagwar Ma, to name a few. More recent, in 2006 he released his debut solo EP "The Bullet Catcher's Apprentice", followed by his debut solo album "A Pox On The Pioneers" in 2009. In 2013, The Asphodells, formed by Andrew Weatherall and collaborator Timothy J. Fairplay from Battant, released the album "Ruled by Passion, Destroyed by Lust" on Andrew's own Rotters Golf Club imprint. Andrew use to run seminal club nigh ts Sabresonic and Bloodsugar, and more recently, along with Sean Johnston (Hardway Bros) host one of the most talked about underground club nights....A Love From Outer Space. Andrew will be playing a solo DJ set and has a free reign. THE EMPEROR MACHINE. The Emperor Machine is Andy Meecham, producer, remixer and DJ extraordinaire. Andy was a member of dance music legends Bizarre Inc., dub disco aficionados Chicken Lips and punk funk dark horses Big Two Hundred. The Emperor Machine is Andy's most passionate project that sees his fetishism for analogue synthesizers and radiophonic noise spilling out of his studio and into the world. Andy has remixed everyone from Moby to Daft Punk, Royksopp to Stephen Malkmus. The Emperor Machine rapidly ascended to cult status, with each 12" single (DC Recordings/Southern Fried Records) becoming the focus of collectors and DJs alike, adorned as they are with the iconic graphic art of La Boca. The Emperor Machine has released albums, to underground critical acclaim, such as Aimee Tallulah is Hypnotised, Vertical Tones & Horizontal Noise, and more recently Like A Machine. The Emperor Machine played live for the first time ever in 2008 and have gone from strength to strength. Andy has put together an awe inspiring live act that blends his distinctive analogue sound with the fervor and psychedelia of live vocals and guitar respectively. CAUSA. Hebden Bridge local electronic act Causa, is Joe Lucas, DJ, producer and remixer. Releases have been on Tusk Wax, Disco Bloodbath, Glenview Originals and Blind Jacks Journey. Releases coming up on LBL and Steve Birdie in the coming months. Recently Andrew Weatherall was heard playing a few Causa tracks at ALFOS. CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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White Rabbit Present Dj Andrew Weatherall

on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm DJ ANDREW WEATHERALL. DJ, producer, remixer, singer, artitst, record label owner........ we all know Andrew's beginnings, from his time with Junior Boys Own, and his connection to probably the best psychedelic cross over album - Screamadelica, and his involvement with Sabres of Paradise and Two Lone Swordsmen. His DJ sets and music have soundtracked our lives, and there are far too many remix's to name, but he has sprinkled his magic dust on the Happy Mondays, The Doves, Fuck Buttons, Grinderman, Siouxsie, Spiritualized, Finitribe, Leftfield, New Order, Percy X, and Jagwar Ma, to name a few. More recent, in 2006 he released his debut solo EP "The Bullet Catcher's Apprentice", followed by his debut solo album "A Pox On The Pioneers" in 2009. In 2013, The Asphodells, formed by Andrew Weatherall and collaborator Timothy J. Fairplay from Battant, released the album "Ruled by Passion, Destroyed by Lust" on Andrew's own Rotters Golf Club imprint. Andrew use to run seminal club nigh ts Sabresonic and Bloodsugar, and more recently, along with Sean Johnston (Hardway Bros) host one of the most talked about underground club nights....A Love From Outer Space. Andrew will be playing a solo DJ set and has a free reign. THE EMPEROR MACHINE. The Emperor Machine is Andy Meecham, producer, remixer and DJ extraordinaire. Andy was a member of dance music legends Bizarre Inc., dub disco aficionados Chicken Lips and punk funk dark horses Big Two Hundred. The Emperor Machine is Andy's most passionate project that sees his fetishism for analogue synthesizers and radiophonic noise spilling out of his studio and into the world. Andy has remixed everyone from Moby to Daft Punk, Royksopp to Stephen Malkmus. The Emperor Machine rapidly ascended to cult status, with each 12" single (DC Recordings/Southern Fried Records) becoming the focus of collectors and DJs alike, adorned as they are with the iconic graphic art of La Boca. The Emperor Machine has released albums, to underground critical acclaim, such as Aimee Tallulah is Hypnotised, Vertical Tones & Horizontal Noise, and more recently Like A Machine. The Emperor Machine played live for the first time ever in 2008 and have gone from strength to strength. Andy has put together an awe inspiring live act that blends his distinctive analogue sound with the fervor and psychedelia of live vocals and guitar respectively. CAUSA. Hebden Bridge local electronic act Causa, is Joe Lucas, DJ, producer and remixer. Releases have been on Tusk Wax, Disco Bloodbath, Glenview Originals and Blind Jacks Journey. Releases coming up on LBL and Steve Birdie in the coming months. Recently Andrew Weatherall was heard playing a few Causa tracks at ALFOS. CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Rosco Levee And The Southern Slide

on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 at Lewes The Con Club doors 8pm

Back with us for the second time - this band totally rocked our socks off last time they came to Lewes - the whole venue was dancing! Guitar drenched, Hammond infused, with hints of the best of 70's British & American Rocking Blues in a Woodstock meets The Raconteurs kind of way, Rosco Levee & The Southern Slide boil over with flavours of London and the Mississippi. Rosco draws comparisons with Clapton and Kossoff and has a stage presence reminiscent of Steve Marriott, yet the band have a style, sound and soul all of their own. Tipped by Classic Rock Magazine as one of the hottest bands to watch in 2014, this band is peerless in their genre and have a string of Festival and shows in the UK and Europe. The Jamie Freeman Agreement will do a paired down set as a trio - with their classic Americana tunes they make the perfect opener for this great night of music.

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The Tannahill Weavers

on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 at Uckfield Civic Centre 8.00pm start with doors opening at 7.00pm

Born of a session in Paisley, Scotland and named for the town's historic weaving industry and local poet laureate Robert Tannahill, the group has made an international name for its special brand of Scottish music, blending the beauty of traditional melodies with the power of modern rhythms. Over the years the Tannies have been trailblazers for Scottish music, and their tight harmonies and powerful, inventive arrangements have won them fans from beyond the folk and Celtic music scenes. They are firmly established as one of the premier groups on the concert stage; from reflective ballads to footstomping reels and jigs, the variety and range of the material they perform is matched only by their enthusiasm and lively Celtic spirits. "An especially eloquent mixture of the old and the new." -New York Times

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The Tannahill Weavers

on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 at Uckfield Civic Centre 8.00pm start with doors opening at 7.00pm

Born of a session in Paisley, Scotland and named for the town's historic weaving industry and local poet laureate Robert Tannahill, the group has made an international name for its special brand of Scottish music, blending the beauty of traditional melodies with the power of modern rhythms. Over the years the Tannies have been trailblazers for Scottish music, and their tight harmonies and powerful, inventive arrangements have won them fans from beyond the folk and Celtic music scenes. They are firmly established as one of the premier groups on the concert stage; from reflective ballads to footstomping reels and jigs, the variety and range of the material they perform is matched only by their enthusiasm and lively Celtic spirits. "An especially eloquent mixture of the old and the new." -New York Times

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Sensations Of A Wound: Jim Boyes With Belinda O'hooley

on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 at Westborough Methodist Church Doors 7pm, On stage 7.30pm

The story of a Yorkshire soldier caught up in the enormity of the First War From his home town of Scarborough in Yorkshire, Robert Riby Boyes' First War journeys took him to the Western Front in France, to Belgium and the Battle of Passchendaele, by cattle truck to the South of France and the mountains of the Italy Front in winter, to the Front in Northern France again, and then further still. Jim Boyes, from the critically acclaimed a cappella trio Coope Boyes & Simpson, and also Robert's grandson, says his grandfather, who was known as Croppie in the family, never talked about his wartime experiences. It was only when Jim began to write songs and research the history of the First War for performances for the Flemish Arts organisation, Peace Concerts Passendale, that a fuller picture of the long trail of Private Boyes of the 23rd Middlesex Regiment began to emerge. Bringing together Croppie Boyes own first-hand accounts, Jim's newly written and traditional songs and Belinda O'Hooley's (O'Hooley & Tidow, Nic Jones Trio) subtle, innovative piano accompaniments, Sensations of a Wound is an original and moving story of a Yorkshire soldier caught up in the enormity of the First War.

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Sensations Of A Wound: Jim Boyes With Belinda O'hooley

on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 at Westborough Methodist Church Doors 7pm, On stage 7.30pm

The story of a Yorkshire soldier caught up in the enormity of the First War From his home town of Scarborough in Yorkshire, Robert Riby Boyes' First War journeys took him to the Western Front in France, to Belgium and the Battle of Passchendaele, by cattle truck to the South of France and the mountains of the Italy Front in winter, to the Front in Northern France again, and then further still. Jim Boyes, from the critically acclaimed a cappella trio Coope Boyes & Simpson, and also Robert's grandson, says his grandfather, who was known as Croppie in the family, never talked about his wartime experiences. It was only when Jim began to write songs and research the history of the First War for performances for the Flemish Arts organisation, Peace Concerts Passendale, that a fuller picture of the long trail of Private Boyes of the 23rd Middlesex Regiment began to emerge. Bringing together Croppie Boyes own first-hand accounts, Jim's newly written and traditional songs and Belinda O'Hooley's (O'Hooley & Tidow, Nic Jones Trio) subtle, innovative piano accompaniments, Sensations of a Wound is an original and moving story of a Yorkshire soldier caught up in the enormity of the First War.

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The Cajun Dawgs

on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

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

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The Seam - Gareth Davies-jones

on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 at Boldon Community Association Doors open 7pm, event starts 7.30pm

Gareth will launch his new album of songs inspired by a residency at the Mining Institute's world renowned library at the heart of the Great North Coalfield in Newcastle. The world of mining is no stranger to song, but far from a retrospective look at mining ballads, Gareth's new collection is an approach to telling the story of the Library's mining and mechanical engineering collections through song and music. Gareth's masterful and thought provoking song writing has been inspired by stories of subterranean banquets celebrating the winning of mines, by the lyricism of Victorian adverts from the first edition of the Mining Journal of 1836 and the flow and eloquence of writing in engineering manuals such as Practical Coal Mining, a technical manual known to generations of miners where Gareth has found a rhythm and metre in just the contents page and which forms the first song on the new album.

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The Living Tradition: A Concert Celebrating Devonshire Music

on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 at Tavistock Bedford Hotel 8.00 pm (Doors 7.30)

The Music Section of the Devonshire Association is proud to present its annual Living Tradition concert, this year centred on Dartmoor. The concert celebrates Devon's rich tradition of folk music, with songs and music going back hundreds of years, passed on through families and friends, through those who have researched songs and music collected around the turn of the 19th century, bringing them alive again through their performance, to those who write and perform new songs about Devon past and present. With a wide-ranging list of performers, it is hoped that it will equal or even exceed the popularity of previous years' events. Award-winning singer Jim Causley, distant relation of the poet Charles Causley, is a nationally-renowned singer with a special affinity for the traditional songs of his native Devon, often accompanied with accordion. Geoff Lakeman, patriarch of brothers Seth, Sean and Sam (all professional musicians), plays duet concertina, and is frequently inspired to write songs about Devon history and stories. Bill Murray, recipient of the 2011 Dartmoor Society's Award, has for more than 40 years kept alive many of the songs and stories of the area, as well as being an advocate nationally for the Devonshire dialect. Ed Rennie & Jenny Read are members of Devon-based band A New Vintage, and will be contributing Devon tunes on melodeon and piano, as well as the odd bit of Dartmoor step-dance. West Devon folk choir, Voices in Common, plays a key role in many local events around the Okehampton area, and will be performing traditional songs from the locality, including some from the famous song collector, Sabine Baring Gould. So a real mixed bag to show just how vibrant our local traditions are! To quote a few of the many comments received after previous concerts: It was great. If you didn't go then you missed something very special." Congratulations on putting together a great night. It was such a varied evening reflecting so many aspects of the Devon Tradition not often seen together in one night. We thought that the whole programme was very well balanced - never a dull moment, it was a great success! Best session for ages. Best book me in for the next one please!" "Great evening, thanks; the Devonshire Association connection gave the chance for performers to focus on the County and the content was wide ranging and excellent. Big thanks to the Devonshire Association for a smashing concert of music & song. Looking forward to next year already.

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The Jar Family

on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 at Howden The Shire Hall 7.30 FOR 8pm

Hometown: Hartlepool. The lineup: Max Bianco, Dali, Al Devon, Richie Docherty, Chris Hooks, Keith Wilkinson. The background: The Jar Family are, roughly speaking, what Pete Doherty might sound like busking with, variously, the Band and Chas and Dave. They call themselves an "industrial folk collective", although that suggests Trent Renzor fronting the Incredible String Band or Mumford & Sons remixed by Ministry, and they don't sound like either of those at all. A review of one of their tracks described it as "the perfect song, the perfect recording", after which, it suggested, "all other songs should be banned", but the point is, their music isn't perfect, it's loose and dishevelled, which, on second thoughts, is probably a lot of people's idea of perfection. The vocals are hoarse, the playing is immaculately sloppy, and the whole project is so pre-punk, so pre-postmodern, it's not true. It's like all of the genres and all of the eras since 1976 never happened. And as we say, they're catching on, following support slots with Alabama 3, the Charlatans, Babyshambles, King Charles and Jake Bugg. Some are being drawn by the image of this gang of grown-up Artful Dodgers in all their neo-Dickensian finery, others by the musicianship, which recalls a bygone age of guitar licks and solos and "tasty" drum and bass parts that, unsurprisingly, have nothing to do with drum'n'bass. Their debut album, due later this year, will be a treat for people who last got excited about new bands around the time of the pub rock movement, ie circa 1975, and since then have only cocked an ear to the radio whenever someone gritty and authentic came along. The music is bluesy, or blue-eyed soul-y, the songs the sort of fare you can imagine being busked, others more embellished with instrumental passages that provide ample opportunities for the sort of orgiastic grimaces rock musicians aren't allowed to make any more. The buzz: "The bohemian cheer of the Pogues has been combined with the broken poetic spirit of Peter Doherty" Music Week. The truth: Meet Chas and Dylan. Most likely to: Get their jar-jars out. Least likely to: Tour with Kraftwerk. What to buy: The single Machine/Footsteps is released by Jar on 15 April. The double album Jarmalade is due later this year. File next to: Pogues, Mumford & Sons, Skinny Lister, Band of Holy Joy

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Grace Petrie

on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 at Sheffield Millenium Hall 7.45pm - doors 7.15pm

Grace Petrie is a songwriter, activist and performer from Leicester, UK. She first exploded on to the national protest scene in 2010 with the emotive anthem Farewell to Welfare, which captured perfectly the spirit of the new wave of dissent in austerity Britain. Since then she has quietly become one of the most prolific and respected songwriters working in the UK today. Her latest release, Love Is My Rebellion (2013) charts the journey beyond protest singer, through mid-term political cynicism and personal change to emerge through shades of folk, Americana and country as a more mature songwriting voice. The result is a collection of songs that provide a soundtrack to the modern struggle, with faith and with love, that will resonate with listeners everywhere. Grace's young career boasts three studio albums, a dedicated fan base and national tours supporting Emmy the Great, Billy Bragg and comedians Robin Ince and Josie Long, as well as a string of festival appearances including regular visits to Latitude and Glastonbury. She is a frequent guest on BBC Radio 4's the Now Show and has appeared on Channel 4's Random Acts. She has been featured in The Guardian, Diva Magazine and named one to watch in the Independent on Sunday's 2013 Pink List of influential LGBT figures. www.gracepetrie.com

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Grace Petrie

on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 at Sheffield Millenium Hall 7.45pm - doors 7.15pm

Grace Petrie is a songwriter, activist and performer from Leicester, UK. She first exploded on to the national protest scene in 2010 with the emotive anthem Farewell to Welfare, which captured perfectly the spirit of the new wave of dissent in austerity Britain. Since then she has quietly become one of the most prolific and respected songwriters working in the UK today. Her latest release, Love Is My Rebellion (2013) charts the journey beyond protest singer, through mid-term political cynicism and personal change to emerge through shades of folk, Americana and country as a more mature songwriting voice. The result is a collection of songs that provide a soundtrack to the modern struggle, with faith and with love, that will resonate with listeners everywhere. Grace's young career boasts three studio albums, a dedicated fan base and national tours supporting Emmy the Great, Billy Bragg and comedians Robin Ince and Josie Long, as well as a string of festival appearances including regular visits to Latitude and Glastonbury. She is a frequent guest on BBC Radio 4's the Now Show and has appeared on Channel 4's Random Acts. She has been featured in The Guardian, Diva Magazine and named one to watch in the Independent on Sunday's 2013 Pink List of influential LGBT figures. www.gracepetrie.com

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Doncaster Folk Fest Spring Showcase

on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 at Doncaster Ukraine Centre Doors 6.30 pm for 7.30 pm start

Our taster for the May Festival featuring one of our main acts as well as the best of local talent. The Jon Palmer Acoustic Band. Hannah Sanders Jade-Lee Saxelby A marvelous line up of Folk, Acoustic, Roots and Blues Music. Some quite excellent Real Ales Quality Home-Cooked Food - Don't eat before you come! A big Donny welcome at the Ukrainian Centre - A lovely and 'proper' concert hall. Website www.doncasterfolkfestival.org.uk Email doncasterfolkfestival@virginmedia.com to be put on the mailing list. Find us on FaceBook and on Twitter @doncasterfolk

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The Folkroom Rotating Orchestra Presents: Can You Feel The Folk Tonight?

on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 at London Trapeze Bar Doors at 6:00pm, Music from 6:30pm

For one night only, The Folkroom Rotating Orchestra will be presenting an evening of Disney and Pixar songs at Old Street's Trapeze Bar. Over the last 78 years the Disney studio has made its way into the hearts of every generation. Children watching Frozen today have parents who were raised on The Little Mermaid and grandparents who adored The Jungle Book! On February 21st, Folkroom will be celebrating the songs of these two studios with a night that will cover music from films as diverse as Hercules and Cinderella, The Aristocats and Pixar's Wall-E. The Folkroom Rotating Orchestra, a collective of the freshest new voices in folk music, will be gathering together live for the first time to put on this show. Among the acts who'll be performing on the night are Daniel Duke, Samantha Whates, Tom Hyatt, Harry Harris, Lucy Cait, Emily Mae Winters, Ringlefinch and Catherine Okada. Tickets are VERY limited, so make sure to grab them soon there are two pricing tiers: £10 seats and £5 standing.

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The Folkroom Rotating Orchestra Presents: Can You Feel The Folk Tonight?

on Sat, 21 Feb 2015 at London Trapeze Bar Doors at 6:00pm, Music from 6:30pm

For one night only, The Folkroom Rotating Orchestra will be presenting an evening of Disney and Pixar songs at Old Street's Trapeze Bar. Over the last 78 years the Disney studio has made its way into the hearts of every generation. Children watching Frozen today have parents who were raised on The Little Mermaid and grandparents who adored The Jungle Book! On February 21st, Folkroom will be celebrating the songs of these two studios with a night that will cover music from films as diverse as Hercules and Cinderella, The Aristocats and Pixar's Wall-E. The Folkroom Rotating Orchestra, a collective of the freshest new voices in folk music, will be gathering together live for the first time to put on this show. Among the acts who'll be performing on the night are Daniel Duke, Samantha Whates, Tom Hyatt, Harry Harris, Lucy Cait, Emily Mae Winters, Ringlefinch and Catherine Okada. Tickets are VERY limited, so make sure to grab them soon there are two pricing tiers: £10 seats and £5 standing.

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Steve Skaith And Steve Jeffries (latin Quarter)

on Sun, 22 Feb 2015 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7.30pm

Latin Quarter duo playing stripped down versions of LQ songs both old and new in preparation for the Berlin Political Songs festival.

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Steve Knightley

on Sun, 22 Feb 2015 at Totnes Harberton Parish Hall Doors 6.45pm - Concert starts 7.30pm

Steve Knightley is the song-writing force behind Show of Hands, widely acclaimed as the finest acoustic roots duo in England with three Albert Hall sell-outs to their name. The Exeter based singer-songwriter writes the majority of material for the band which also features multi-instrumentalist Phil Beer and together they won Best Live Act in the 2004 BBC2 Radio2 Folk awards - the only category voted for by the public. www.showofhands.co.uk/about/steve-knightley He is renowned for his strong, trademark narrative songs which reflect the escapades, hopes and fears not only of people in his native West Country but beyond and he pulls no punches when writing highly literate songs about bigger, global issues. 'One of England's greatest singer songwriters' Mike Harding 'Bleak, witty and finely observed' The Guardian 'Committed and distinctive songs of conscience, love and history' BBC Radio 2 This concert is promoted as a fundraiser by Harberton Cricket Club (and Harberton Playing Field Association), supported by Harberton Folk. Real ale bar supplied by The Bay Horse Inn, Totnes.

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Marnhull Acoustic Sessions Present Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston

on Sun, 22 Feb 2015 at Marnhull Village Hall Doors 7pm

In the space of 2 short years, Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston have emerged to become one of the most sought after duos on the English folk & roots scene. With their arresting second album - Sing a Full Song, the pair will be touring intensively throughout 2014. Do not miss them!

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Kara

on Sun, 22 Feb 2015 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

Kara are an up-and-coming folk band from Hertfordshire. With Daria Kulesh on vocals, Kate Rouse on hammered dulcimer, Ben Honey on guitar and Gary Holbrook on accordion, they combine original material with Russian and British folk for a rich mix of songs and tunes. Kara means many things in many languages: black in Turkish, punishment in Russian, and caramel pancake in French. Darker themes do thread through their material but there is a balance of light too (as much as can be expected with a Russian-born lead) and the striking instrumental line-up allows for a wonderful ambient, cogent sound both acoustic or with PA. From haunting mythical lullabies, to foot-stomping Russian dances and distinctive new material, KARA will deliver a spirited and warm performance. Kara's debut album, Waters So Deep, was described by The Telegraph as having Plenty of originality The influences range from Russia, England, Ireland, and France and the energy on Waters So Deep is impressive. An interesting debut. Mike Ainscoe of FATEA described it as a Splendid debut album a unique and innovative folk quartet a gem of a collection of songs folk music with Eastern spice and English zest.

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Alice Zawadzki - Billy Adamson - Tom Mason

on Sun, 22 Feb 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Three of London's most original and celebrated musicians come together, with a long list of credits and accolades, to play music close to their hearts. Old soul, country, folk and the Blues woven together with charm and delight. Billy Adamson's warm, deft, expansive guitar, combined with Tom Mason's powerful, sonorous, instinctive bass playing, are matched beautifully with the velvet suppleness and gutsy emotional power of Alice Zawadzki's voice and violin. Expect to hear Transatlantic and home-grown roots music at it's best, as well as some surprise twists and special guests. Alice Zawadzki - voice, violin Billy Adamson - guitars Tom Mason - double bass, violin With her glacial, folksy vocals and puckish fiddle, Alice Zawadzki would be notable enough. Add her compositional range and whimsical hyper-creativity and she becomes something of a phenomenon. Displaying a similar otherness as some of our treasured pop eccentrics (Kate Bush, Bjork) Zawadzki comes from a jazzier place. MOJO Magazine Beautiful, uncategorisable a real force to be reckoned with - Jamie Cullum

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Jp Cooper

on Sun, 22 Feb 2015 at Liverpool The Magnet Doors 8pm

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Button Accordion-beginners & Improvers 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:30pm

Button Accordion -Beginners. Some instruments may be available for hire.

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Button Accordion-intermediate 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:30pm

Button Accordion-Intermediate level.

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Button Accordion-advanced 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 8:30pm

Button Accordion-Advanced level

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Traditional Guitar Accompaniment-beginners 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:30pm

Guitar accompaniment in DADGAD and standard tuning.

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Traditional Guitar Accompaniment-intermediate 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:30pm

Guitar accompaniment in DADGAD and standard tuning.

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Tin Whistle-beginners 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:00pm

The beginners whistle class is for those who are new to the tin whistle. You will learn the proper way to hold it, how get good tone out of it and how to play some simple tunes. If you can already play a few tunes, we would recommend the Lower-Intermediate level. With Tim Flaherty

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Tin Whistle-lower Intermediate 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:00pm

Lower Intermediate is for those that have had some experience with the whistle; maybe played when younger or are moving up from the beginners' class. We will work on gaining confidence, improving rhythm and introducing ornamentation into the tunes. With Christine Dowling

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Tin Whistle-upper Intermediate 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:00pm

Upper Intermediate level classes are for those who have a variety of tunes already and can learn by ear. More difficult tunes and ornamentation in this level. With Christine Dowling

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Tin Whistle-advanced 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 8:00pm

Advanced Whistle is for those who have gained facility and want to work on repertoire, style and speed. With Christine Dowling

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Concertina-all Levels 1 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:00pm

Concertina classes are mixed level-pick the time that suits you. With Tom McGonigle & Úna Monaghan

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Concertina-all Levels 2 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:00pm

Concertina classes are mixed level-pick the time that suits you. With Tom McGonigle

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Flute-beginners 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:00pm

Beginner's Irish Flute with Davy Maguire

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Flute-advanced 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 8:00pm

Advanced Flute class with Davy Maguire

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Banjo/mandolin-beginners 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 5:00pm

Irish Tenor Banjo and Mandolin Class-Beginners

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Banjo/mandolin-lower Intermediate 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:00pm

Irish Tenor Banjo and Mandolin Class-Lower Intermediate

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Banjo/mandolin-upper Intermediate 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:00pm

Irish Tenor Banjo and Mandolin Class-Upper Intermediate

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Banjo/mandolin-advanced 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:00pm

Irish Tenor Banjo and Mandolin Class-Advanced

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BodhrÁn-beginners 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:00pm

Introduction to the Bodhrán, or Irish drum with Gavin O'Connor

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BodhrÁn-intermediate 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 8:00pm

Intermediate Bodhrán with Gavin O'Connor

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BodhrÁn-advanced 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 9:00pm

Advanced Bodhrán with Gavin O'Connor

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Traditional Singing-all Levels 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:00pm

Traditional Irish singing mainly from the English language tradition. Unaccompanied singing with Christine Dowling.

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Flute-intermediate 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:00pm

Intermediate-level Irish traditional flute with Davy Maguire

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Fiddle-beginners 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:30pm

Beginner's level Irish Traditional Fiddle with Kevin McCullagh

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Fiddle-lower Intermediate 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:00pm

Lower Intermediate Irish Fiddle for people with some fiddle or violin experience. With Conor Caldwell

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Fiddle-upper Intermediate 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:30pm

Upper Intermediate level classes are for those who have a variety of tunes already and can learn by ear. More difficult tunes and ornamentation in this level.

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Fiddle-advanced 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:00pm

Advanced Irish Fiddle with Conor Caldwell

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Uilleann Pipes-beginners 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:30pm

Beginner's Uilleann Pipe Class with Tom Clarke

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Uilleann Pipes-intermediate/advanced 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 8:30pm

Intermediate Level Uilleann Pipes Class with Tom Clarke

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Harp-beginners 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 10:00am

Beginners Harp with Jenny McBride

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Harp-intermediate 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 11:00am

Intermediate Harp with Jenny McBride

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Harp-advanced 10-week Term

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 12:00pm

Advanced Harp with Jenny McBride

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Sam Kelly Trio

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music Starts 8:30pm

"Sam has such a beautiful voice and sings with so much soul. I've seen him perform live a few times and he's amazing...he's so talented" Cara Dillon "A captivating performer, Sam Kelly has one of the best young male voices in British acoustic roots music. Seriously...Check him out!" Sean Lakeman Sam Kelly is a twenty-one year old singer, song-writer and multi-instrumentalist hailing from the depths of Norfolk. Sam's only link to folk music as a young child lay in the gaelic folk songs that his Irish grandfather would teach him to sing. Although many individual songs and tunes have been lost in the blur of childhood memory, Sam has never lost the love and child-like awe for the beautiful sounds of traditional music, and this passion pours out of him in every note he sings. Sam's debut EP - entitled 'Your Way Home' was released in March 2013, featuring Beth Porter (Eliza Carthy Band) on cello. This created a buzz of interest in the folk scene for Sam's music, being described by Bright Young Folk as a 'captivating introduction to a name we'll be sure not to forget.', and gaining him support slots with the likes of Cara Dillon, Jim Moray and Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman, as well as numerous folk clubs around the country. Coming from a family largely made up of dairy farmers has left Sam with an unmatched experience for performing in front of hurtfully disinterested Friesians - and his musical journey ranges from reaching the final of ITV's Britain's Got Talent, to being selected for the first ever EFDSS Artist Development scheme. He is now touring with his band, comprising Jamie Francis on banjo and Evan Carson on bodhran. The trio are receiving glowing reviews from punters at every gig they play and are quickly becoming one to watch.

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Giles Robson & The Dirty Aces

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors 8pm, music 8.30 - 11pm

If you catch the Dirty Aces live you may wake up the next morning still in your clothes. This is because they are the type of band that provokes extreme behavior of one sort or another, the group's music a full-on and raucous blues racket, loud, in-your-face party music for the 21st century. There's been a revamp of the band with new drummer Simon Small and bassist Tommy Hull, and it seems to have given the group a new focus and spiritnot that there was much slouching previously. Review of latest EP Sinnin' 'Gainst Me: The title track is an exciting blues-punk hybrid, opening with some singularly dramatic bass notes. When the rest of the band join in, there's a sense of determined attack: Giles Robson's characteristically distorted harmonica playing is at the center, whilst the energetic drumming and lead guitar (Filip Kozlowski) drive the song compulsively forward. That Simple Step is a woozy laid-back shuffle, an Exile on Main Street/Chicago crossover that is full of swagger and attitude. The spooky middle section necessarily slows everything down for a few bars to catch a few drinks. Ain't No Forgetting is perhaps the standout. It's frenetically fast-paced as the band pushes Robson to deliver his lyrics at the speed of a bullet train, and a showcase for some great playing. This is a thrilling EP from a tight and creative unit. Avoiding blues cliché, the underlying aesthetic of three songs in under ten minutes perhaps demonstrates that this is a band on a mission: there is nothing wasted but everything to prove. You may get drunk, but you won't go wrong with the Dirty Aces.

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Giles Robson & The Dirty Aces

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors 8pm, music 8.30 - 11pm

If you catch the Dirty Aces live you may wake up the next morning still in your clothes. This is because they are the type of band that provokes extreme behavior of one sort or another, the group's music a full-on and raucous blues racket, loud, in-your-face party music for the 21st century. There's been a revamp of the band with new drummer Simon Small and bassist Tommy Hull, and it seems to have given the group a new focus and spiritnot that there was much slouching previously. Review of latest EP Sinnin' 'Gainst Me: The title track is an exciting blues-punk hybrid, opening with some singularly dramatic bass notes. When the rest of the band join in, there's a sense of determined attack: Giles Robson's characteristically distorted harmonica playing is at the center, whilst the energetic drumming and lead guitar (Filip Kozlowski) drive the song compulsively forward. That Simple Step is a woozy laid-back shuffle, an Exile on Main Street/Chicago crossover that is full of swagger and attitude. The spooky middle section necessarily slows everything down for a few bars to catch a few drinks. Ain't No Forgetting is perhaps the standout. It's frenetically fast-paced as the band pushes Robson to deliver his lyrics at the speed of a bullet train, and a showcase for some great playing. This is a thrilling EP from a tight and creative unit. Avoiding blues cliché, the underlying aesthetic of three songs in under ten minutes perhaps demonstrates that this is a band on a mission: there is nothing wasted but everything to prove. You may get drunk, but you won't go wrong with the Dirty Aces.

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Steve Tilston

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

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Steve Tilston

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

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The Will Pound Band

on Mon, 23 Feb 2015 at Hartlepool The Fisherman's Arms Doors at 8pm

An amazing start to an occasional series of Monday night folk concerts at The Fish! Will Pound is a virtuoso harmonica player, taking the instrument to new places with a style that is utterly unique. Will plays both diatonic and chromatic harmonica, in genres ranging from bluegrass, folk, jazz and Arabic to blues, rock, pop and funk. His band includes Nizlopi's John Parker on double bass and beatboxing, Henry Webster on fiddles, and Chris Sarjeant on guitar and vocals. Will first attracted national attention in 2011, when he was selected as part of an elite group of young musicians to take part in the BBC2 series"Goldie's Band", culminating in a special concert at Buckingham Palace. Guy Chambers, one of the series mentors, took special interest in nurturing Will's talent. Will has worked with Guy Chambers on several subsequent projects, including being the featured soloist on the 2012 Christmas Number One single, "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother". Will Pound has been nominated for 2 BBC Folk Awards (including Musician of the Year 2014). His bandmate John Parker scored a Number One single with Nizlopi's "JCB Song" - so two chart-topping musicians will be joining us at The Fish!

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Steve Knightley

on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 at Newbury ACE Space 8:00pm (Doors open 7:30pm)

Half of the acclaimed and award winning Show of Hands who have filled The Albert Hall three times). Steve is an exceptional song writer that has something to say about injustice from a local to a global level. This event is part of his "Grow Your Own Gig" initiative where Steve put some time aside to return to his roots and play village/community halls. Steve is folk nobility and not to be missed.

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Steve Knightley

on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 at Newbury ACE Space 8:00pm (Doors open 7:30pm)

Half of the acclaimed and award winning Show of Hands who have filled The Albert Hall three times). Steve is an exceptional song writer that has something to say about injustice from a local to a global level. This event is part of his "Grow Your Own Gig" initiative where Steve put some time aside to return to his roots and play village/community halls. Steve is folk nobility and not to be missed.

{ £17.60 } buy tickets


King King

on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 at Worthing Pier Doors open 7pm Show starts 8pm

Winner of the Best Blues Band 2012, 2013 and 2014 King King fresh from their success at the 2014 British Blues Awards where they won an incredible 7 awards: Best Band, Best Bass Player, Best Album, Best Song, Best Drummer, Best Male Vocal & Guitarist of the Year. If you like rock & blues, do not miss these guys! With King King, the soundbites and statistics only tell half the story. For conclusive proof of this band's brilliance, you need only play the music. In 2015, Support act Laurence Jones was handed the award Young Artist of the Year, at the 2014 British Blues Awards ceremony held at the Great British RnB Festival in Colne, Lancashire.Laurence Jones Is 22 years old and is already making a big name for himself. Laurence is like a young Robin Trower, exciting and full of energy BBC Radio 2 In five meteoric years, King King have established themselves as the hottest draw in British blues-rock (Classic Rock Blues Mag). The fire and soul of the Glasgow band's albums to date 2011's Take My Hand and 2013's Standing In The Shadows have scored them Best Album and Best Band at the iconic British Blues Awards in both 2012 and 2014. Now, with a hotly anticipated third studio album due Spring 2015, supported by tour dates through the UK and Europe, the band are living up to the early tip of veteran BBC DJ Paul Jones: Here at Radio 2, we think King King are going to go all the way

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Jarrod Dickenson

on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 at London The Old Queen's Head Doors @ 7.30pm. Music @ 8.30pm

PLEASE NOTE: This event will be taking place at our alternative home for the evening: THE OLD QUEEN'S HEAD, 44 Essex Road Angel (N1 8LN) DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Texas-born, New York City-based songwriter, Jarrod Dickenson's road worn melodies and lyrics invoke a mid-Western post-war America, when cars ran on leaded gas, television hadn't yet kidnapped the country's imagination, and men wore hats every day. His reflective lyrics, almost like hand-written letters, remind us that human stories of lost love, sudden fortune, and abiding mystery transcend the decades...and nothing is better or worse right now than it's ever been. "If you can catch him, you should...he reminds of this cat, Gram Parsons" -Huey Morgan, BBC Radio 2 A voice like a young Tom Waits...Jarrod Dickenson's songs are simply breathtaking, possessing melodies many of his peers would give their left arm for. - No Depression "An incredible talent" -Janice Long, BBC Radio 2 "Dickenson has a superb, expressive voice..." -Country Music People (5 Star Review) "Brilliant songs" -Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 6 http://www.jarroddickenson.com

{ £9.90 } buy tickets


The Treacherous Orchestra

on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 at London The Borderline Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music Starts 8:00pm

Nominated in the BEST GROUP Category for the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2013 The Treacherous Orchestra story is one of many strands, a tale told spanning the length and breadth of Scotland. An un-definable collective force fusing people, concepts, styles and influences, shaping a musical supergroup that defies description. From the North to the South, East to the West they came, converging in the musical melting-pot of Glasgow, trading ideas over beers and playing music with ferocity, verve and passion. This is a tale of musical origins These roots and strands the essence of the band are the stories of the members themselves, all emerging from their own musical habitat and adding their own distinctive identity. The band is composed of seasoned musicians who are already treading notable paths and reaching international recognition with other bands as performers, arrangers and composers. Those bands that have gone before them, the likes of Martyn Bennett's Cuilinn Music, Wolfstone, Peatbog Faeries, Shooglenifty and Salsa Celtica tell the tale of a country full of bright musical minds, ideas, innovation and evolution. It is a tale that continues with the rise of this epic Orchestra.

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Phil Beer

on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 at Uffculme Magelake Hall 7.30pm for 8.00pm

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The Bonfire Radicals

on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath Doors 7.15; start 7.45pm

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Mcgoldrick, Mccusker & Doyle

on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7.30pm

Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle are three members of the BBC Transatlantic Sessions. Master of flutes, whistles and Uillean pipes Mike is a founding member of Flook and Lunasa, a current member of Capercaillie and he was BBC Radio 2 folk Musican of the year 2006. After years of touring with the Battlefield Band, John McCusker's unique fiddle playing has earned him a worldwide reputation. Both Mike and John were part of the legendary band that toured with both Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler. John Doyle's gifts as guitarist, songwriter and vocalist have played an essential role in the ongoing renaissance of Irish traditional music, and he is also a founding member of the brilliant Irish group Solas.

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Mcgoldrick, Mccusker & Doyle

on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7.30pm

Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle are three members of the BBC Transatlantic Sessions. Master of flutes, whistles and Uillean pipes Mike is a founding member of Flook and Lunasa, a current member of Capercaillie and he was BBC Radio 2 folk Musican of the year 2006. After years of touring with the Battlefield Band, John McCusker's unique fiddle playing has earned him a worldwide reputation. Both Mike and John were part of the legendary band that toured with both Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler. John Doyle's gifts as guitarist, songwriter and vocalist have played an essential role in the ongoing renaissance of Irish traditional music, and he is also a founding member of the brilliant Irish group Solas.

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Mcgoldrick, Mccusker & Doyle

on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7.30pm

Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle are three members of the BBC Transatlantic Sessions. Master of flutes, whistles and Uillean pipes Mike is a founding member of Flook and Lunasa, a current member of Capercaillie and he was BBC Radio 2 folk Musican of the year 2006. After years of touring with the Battlefield Band, John McCusker's unique fiddle playing has earned him a worldwide reputation. Both Mike and John were part of the legendary band that toured with both Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler. John Doyle's gifts as guitarist, songwriter and vocalist have played an essential role in the ongoing renaissance of Irish traditional music, and he is also a founding member of the brilliant Irish group Solas.

{ £11.00 } buy tickets


Rag Mamma Rag

on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 at Chichester The Chichester Inn Doors 8pm

{ £8.80 } buy tickets


Kris Drever

on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 at Biddulph Arms 7.30 for 8pm start

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Folklore Presents (with The Local) .. The Migrant (duo)

on Wed, 25 Feb 2015 at London Green Note 7:00pm

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Alasdair Roberts

on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe Doors 7.30pm / Show 8.00pm

Alasdair Roberts is a Scottish singer, guitarist, interpreter of traditional songs and writer of new songs based in Glasgow, Scotland. Since 1996 he has worked with Drag City Records of Chicago, releasing three albums of original material under the name Appendix Out as well as five albums under his own name, featuring both original and traditional material. In that time, he has worked with a wide variety of collaborators from many different musical and artistic backgrounds. It's a long time since balladry has sounded this vital and primordial (Uncut). One of Britain's most singular and original talents (Colin Irwin, fRoots).

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Picturehouse

on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 at London Surya Doors 7:30pm

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


Martin Harley

on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 at Southampton The Talking Heads Doors at 7.30pm

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Jim Moray

on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 at Leicester The Musician Doors 8.00pm

{ £14.30 } buy tickets


Phil Beer

on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8.00pm

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Phil Beer

on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8.00pm

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Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 at Teddington Landmark Arts Centre 7.30pm

Voted ' Best Duo' in the BBC Radio 2 Folk awards in 2013. Kathryn and Sean have created a superb new album 'Tomorrow will follow Today'. 'English folk's Buckingham-Nicks' - The independent on Sunday.

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Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 at Teddington Landmark Arts Centre 7.30pm

Voted ' Best Duo' in the BBC Radio 2 Folk awards in 2013. Kathryn and Sean have created a superb new album 'Tomorrow will follow Today'. 'English folk's Buckingham-Nicks' - The independent on Sunday.

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Arcelia

on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 at London Green Note Doors@ 7pm. Pls see greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- ARCELIA (meaning 'treasure chest' in old Spanish) is an acoustic soulful folk trio from East Kent featuring Gavin Alexander, Teresa Gallagher & Simon Foster. Together they create a unique sound, combining guitar, cajon and original songwriting with lyrical, soulful voices that go together like an alchemist's dream. Formed in 2012, they already enjoy a busy diary gigging all over London and Kent. Most recently supporting Chris Difford (Squeeze) on his solo tour, Coope Boyes & Simpson, Mark Nevin ( Fairground Attraction) Mike Lindup (Level 42) and Hamish Stuart (Average White Band). SIMON FOSTER is also a member of the international acapella group The Flying Pickets who still tour extensively in Europe and beyond. TERESA GALLAGHER is a well known voice artist, voicing countless plays on BBC Radio 4 and a host of characters in TV animation. GAVIN ALEXANDER is an accomplished songwriter & guitarist. His song 'Blossom' featured on the Flying Pickets album 'Big Mouth' Arcelia were asked by MOJO MAGAZINE to contribute a Beatles cover track for their cover CD with Chris Difford, 'All My Loving'. Arcelia provide wonderfully warm harmonies.. - Mojo Magazine Arcelia's debut album 'WRAP YOUR BONES' was released in July 2014 and is available on iTunes, Amazon and via their website www.arcelia.co.k AFEW PRESS QUOTES "Arcelia's combination of voices creates a subtle, soulful folk-tinted sound, filled with a richness and intensity you can almost feel...one of those albums you'll listen to again .and again..................ALBUM OF THE MONTH ,Aug 2014 - FolkWords "The less is more mantra is fully in operation here... fulfilling soundtrack to the Summer of 2014............... " FATEA "How beautiful, what voices - what songs !!!" ....100 Club, London "...warm, mellow, organic and candid are just a few, but probably the best word to use is GORGEOUS" ........... MRU MAGAZINE "ARCELIA... PROBABLY THE BEST VOCAL HARMONIES WE'VE EVER HAD - SUPERB!"... New Roots, Uckfield fm " Beautiful songwriting, gentle acoustics and heart" Wow Magazine www.arcelia.co.uk Support from Dan Clews... www.danclews.com

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Hunter & The Bear

on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 at Witney Fat Lils Doors 7.30pm / Live Music from 8.15pm

A massive hit at the last 2 Cornbury Festivals, this folk/rock group supported Eric Clapton on his recent UK tour. They've been championed in Music Week as one of their unsigned bands of 2013, followed by support from Radio 2 who tipped them as 'One To Watch' for 2014.

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Fil Campbell & Tom Mcfarland

on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

This husband and wife duo from County Down has entertained right well us on several past occasions, performing a lively mix of old, new and self-penned Irish folk songs, accompanied by Fil's guitar and Tom's masterful percussion. Expect another fun evening with plenty of choruses.

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Fil Campbell & Tom Mcfarland

on Thu, 26 Feb 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

This husband and wife duo from County Down has entertained right well us on several past occasions, performing a lively mix of old, new and self-penned Irish folk songs, accompanied by Fil's guitar and Tom's masterful percussion. Expect another fun evening with plenty of choruses.

{ £7.70 } buy tickets


Fran Mcgillivray And Mike Burke

on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead Door 7pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from Fran McGillivray and Mike Burke, plus a set from each of the support acts. * Mix of row seats and standing room * 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 £10/8 * Seats are not reserved, and a ticket may not always guarantee a seat, although there will be standing room. If having a seat is essential to you, please ensure that you are there when the door opens at 7pm, as the room fills up quickly for popular concerts. * Children are welcome provided they sit quietly without disturbing other members of the audience. If you are unsure about this, please contact us before buying tickets for children. * Food and real ale available! Please note that you will not usually be able to eat in the ballroom where the concert is held, although once the doors open you may reserve a seat 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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Fran Mcgillivray And Mike Burke

on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead Door 7pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from Fran McGillivray and Mike Burke plus a set from each of the support acts. * Mix of row seats and standing room * 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 £10/8 * Seats are not reserved, and a ticket may not always guarantee a seat, although there will be standing room. If having a seat is essential to you, please ensure that you are there when the door opens at 7pm, as the room fills up quickly for popular concerts. * Children are welcome provided they sit quietly without disturbing other members of the audience. If you are unsure about this, please contact us before buying tickets for children. * Food and real ale available! Please note that you will not usually be able to eat in the ballroom where the concert is held, although once the doors open you may reserve a seat 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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Steve Knightley

on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 at Hernhill Village Hall Doors open at 7pm for 7.30 start

Steve Knightley, 'Show of Hands' acclaimed frontman and BBC award winning singer-songwriter, will be heading to the picture perfect village of Hernhill, Kent for a very special gig in association with The Band Company. Show of Hands widely acclaimed as the finest acoustic roots duo in England have filled the Royal Albert Hall on four occasions but for now, Steve is looking forward to bringing his songs and stories to smaller and more intimate locations. As he says With so many songs written for and about people who actually live and work in the countryside I'm really looking forward to playing them in their spiritual homes! Steve Knightley is the song-writing force behind Show of Hands, The Exeter based singer-songwriter writes the majority of material for the band which also features multi-instrumentalist Phil Beer and together they won Best Live Act in the 2004 BBC2 Radio2 Folk awards - the only category voted for by the public. He is renowned for his strong, trademark narrative songs which reflect the escapades, hopes and fears not only of people in his native West Country but beyond and he pulls no punches when writing highly literate songs about bigger, global issues. 'One of England's greatest singer songwriters' Mike Harding BBC Radio 2 'Bleak, witty and finely observed' The Guardian 'Committed and distinctive songs of conscience, love and history' BBC Radio 2 'Gravel voiced spokesman for the rural poor' The Times www.showofhands.co.uk/about/steve-knightley www.thebandcompany.co.uk

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The Trevor Burton Band

on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 at Worcester Marr's Bar 8pm

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The Trevor Burton Band

on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 at Worcester Marr's Bar 8pm

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Phil Beer

on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 at Bognor Regis Seasons 7.30pm - 11pm

Phil Beer is a legend in the folk/roots world. He plays with the brilliant Show of Hands and is a virtuoso musician whose command of the various instruments he plays is something to behold. Phil is back by huge popular public demand

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Phil Beer

on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 at Bognor Regis Seasons 7.30pm - 11pm

Phil Beer is a legend in the folk/roots world. He plays with the brilliant Show of Hands and is a virtuoso musician whose command of the various instruments he plays is something to behold. Phil is back by huge popular public demand

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Hank Wangford (hank 'n' Brad)

on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette Doors 7pm

http://www.hankwangford.co.uk/ Tickets £20 advance/ £23 on door. Also available from the Launderette. For further information contact mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com. Standing and VERY Limited seating available. About Hank Wangford If Daniel O'Donnell is the brightly scrubbed face of British country music then Hank Wangford is its guilty conscience, its dark and troubled grubby soul. Hank has picked at the miserable underbelly of country music for twenty eight years, inspiring others like Billy Bragg, The The, The Alabama Three and other alt.country musicians. He has spread the word with his two ground breaking television series, Britain's first on Country music, "Big Big Country" and "The A to Z of C&W" and his books "Lost Cowboys" and "Hank Wangford Vol 3 The Middle Years". This messianic derailment onto the path of country music came from befriending and playing with Gram Parsons, ex-Byrds and Flying Burrito Brothers, in the seventies. This was at a time when Hank - as Dr Sam Hutt - was a rock 'n roll doctor. Many of his patients were from the world of rock music and the hippie alternative world. The Grateful Dead, the Who and the Rolling Stones were some of his clients. It was when Gram Parsons came over to hang out in London with Keith Richards that Keith sent Gram with his wife to see Doctor Sam. Gram passed the country torch to Emmylou Harris and the Rolling Stones as well as to Doctor Sam. Since then Hank has fronted a series of hot country bands, aiming for country non-believers. It's not all misery. Some of his songs and stories are sad and some funny. His new album WHISTLING IN THE DARK has some recent pearls. In 1999 the LOST COWBOYS played a tour of the Falkland Islands and filmed it for BBC's Video Diaries. As well as his songs and books, Hank has been writing travel articles for the Sunday Telegraph, the Guardian and Caribbean World. He has written on Romania, Georgia, Argentina, Uruguay, Coney Island, St Vincent and the Grenadines, the Falkland Islands' tour, Route 66, Branson Missouri, Nude Mountaineering on Everest, eco-farmers in Marin County California and his son's marriage by Elvis Presley in Las Vegas. Through the '90s Hank has done several radio series for the BBC: "Nine Pound Hammer" - the history of railroad songs in the USA, "Ghengiz Khan was a Cowboy Too" tracing the development of C&W music from its Mongolian roots and journey West. "Way Out West" about Galway and Connemara, his new-found spiritual home. "He'll Have To Go" on telephone songs, "Looking for the Lonesome Yodel" on yodel songs around the World and several others. Hank continues to be President of the Nude Mountaineering Society. In another life, Hank is a doctor and continues to work in sexual healthcare and contraception. He lectures and trains doctors and nurses around Britain. He has trained doctors and nurses in Georgia and in Bosnia during the war. He regularly visits Transylvania, Romania where he has had a project for women since 1991 and has helped set up two clinics. Hank knows that laughter, tears and music are the greatest healers we have. This is why he loves Country music. Hank continues to tour extensively both with the Lost Cowboys and as a duo with Reg Meuross touring village halls on the Rural Arts Scheme. This is an Arts Council and local Council supported scheme to bring music and arts to village halls. This is Hank's NO HALL TOO SMALL tour and he has played in two hundred and twenty village halls throughout England and Scotland in the last three years. He is chronicling the tour for a book which he will finish once the new album is launched. The new album WHISTLING IN THE DARK is launched on November 24th 2008. Hank is choosing to launch the CD officially at the Fisher Theatre in Bungay, back in the area where he started and a hefty stones' throw from his birthplace Wangford. He will be bringing the Lost Cowboys with the great Martin Belmont (ex Elvis Costello, Johnny cash, Graham Parker and the Rumour) and the legendary BJ Cole on pedal steel. Hank's time with Gram Parsons is described in "Hank Wangford Volume 111 The Middle Years", now out of print, and in Ben Fong Torres (2002) biography of Gram Parsons "Hickory Wind" on Simon & Shuster, and in Twenty Thousand Roads "The Ballad of Gram Parsons and his Cosmic American Music" by David N Meyer Bloomsbury (2008).

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Ballad Nights: Borderlands

on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 at London Cecil Sharp House Doors at 7pm, start time 7.30pm

Alasdair Roberts Lisa Knapp Kris Drever Naomi Bedford The second installment in our Ballads series brings together four hugely talented folk musicians. Alasdair, Lisa, Kris and Naomi will deliver a show inspired by research carried out in the VWML and their own knowledge and respective experiences, exploring the ballad traditions of England and Scotland. Alasdair and Kris are both at the frontline of Scottish folk. A highly successful solo artist, Alasdair is also a member of The Furrow Collective, while Kris is a member of award-winning band Lau. Lisa is no stranger to Cecil Sharp House having performed and taught here regularly; Lisa won the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Original Song. Naomi has an intriguing musical history of folk and rock with her latest album, A History of Insolence receiving high praise.

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The Levels Collective: Sitar & Tabla & The Hand

on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 at Bridgwater Arts Centre 8pm

Ricky Romain is recognised as one of the leading UK based sitar players, living in Devon. For the last 10 years he has been performing with multi-instrumentalist John Sterckx. Fellow Bristolians and Experimental folk multi-instrumentalists Rachel Dadd and Kora player Will Newsome re-unite for this very special gig as The Hand, sharing their own songs as well as those they penned whilst working on Bristol's ferryboats together.

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Hicks & Goulbourn In Concert

on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion Concert starts 8.15 pm, Legion open from 7pm

Steve Hicks is probably one of the finest guitarists in the UK across many genres. He plays ragtime, blues, jazz, folk, classical Spanish and more. Steve's playing is enhanced by the sweet voice of Lynn Goulbourn, who is also no mean guitar player. Steve is also a lutier and has built all the guitars they use in their act. Supporting them we have the deliciously smooth Les Wild, who covers songs from artists such as Anthony John Clark.

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Hicks & Goulbourn In Concert

on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion Concert starts 8.15 pm, Legion open from 7pm

Steve Hicks is probably one of the finest guitarists in the UK across many genres. He plays ragtime, blues, jazz, folk, classical Spanish and more. Steve's playing is enhanced by the sweet voice of Lynn Goulbourn, who is also no mean guitar player. Steve is also a lutier and has built all the guitars they use in their act. Supporting them we have the deliciously smooth Les Wild, who covers songs from artists such as Anthony John Clark.

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An Evening Of Flamenco Music & Dance, Featuring Alvaro Guarnido

on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, PERFORMANCE 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 intimate performance takes the audience on a powerful, emotional journey through a series of colourful palos, or flamenco rhythms, in a celebration of the passionate art form that has its roots in Andalucía, Southern Spain. Enjoy the purest and most traditional Flamenco with acclaimed dancer, Alvaro Guarnido, accompanied by fantastic musicians and a powerful singer that will delight you. Come and join us and be mesmerised by the power of Flamenco dance!

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The Jaywalkers

on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8.00pm

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The Jaywalkers

on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8.00pm

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Acoustic Haven - Carrie Tree & Alex Roberts - February 27th

on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 at Totnes St Johns Church Doors open 6.30pm

Awesome night at St Johns Totnes - probably will sell out. Enjoy the lush atmosphere of the venue with cafe & bar spaces. Carrie Tree & her band - totally heart-melting beautiful folk with excellent percussion & backing. A heavenly start to the evening... (www.carrietree.com) Alex Roberts (with Graham Ross Bass) - brilliant slide guitarist & multi-instrumentalist songwriter storyteller. (www.alexrobertsmusic.com)

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Acoustic Haven - Carrie Tree & Alex Roberts - February 27th

on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 at Totnes St Johns Church Doors open 6.30pm

Awesome night at St Johns Totnes - probably will sell out. Enjoy the lush atmosphere of the venue with cafe & bar spaces. Carrie Tree & her band - totally heart-melting beautiful folk with excellent percussion & backing. A heavenly start to the evening... (www.carrietree.com) Alex Roberts (with Graham Ross Bass) - brilliant slide guitarist & multi-instrumentalist songwriter storyteller. (www.alexrobertsmusic.com)

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Liverpool Acoustic Live 6th Birthday Featuring Roxanne De Bastion

on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 at Liverpool The View Two Gallery Doors 7.45pm, music 8.15pm

Liverpool Acoustic Live's 6th birthday bash features the return of Roxanne de Bastion, our favourite London-based German singer-songwriter. Joining Roxanne will be a rare solo set from songwriter and pianist Jez Wing (Echo and the Bunnymen, Cousin Jac) who will be putting the View Two Gallery's fabulous grand piano to good use. Completing the lineup will be Jo Bywater, winner of the Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge 2014. Tickets are £5.50 in advance or £6 on the door. The doors open at 7.45pm, music starts at 8.15pm and runs through to 10.45pm. Bar available. Unfortunately the performance space is on the third floor of the View Two Gallery and there is no lift access.

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Buryfields Present's Cc Smugglers

on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 at Chesham The Elgiva 6.30pm

BuryField darlings return to Chesham for the launch of the BuryFields festival ticket sale. A limited amount of early bird tickets will be on sale at The Elgiva on the night. CC Smugglers star is rising with frequent airings on BBC radio and television appearances. They have quickly become one of the stand out live acts in the UK today.

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Tantz + Ada At The Courtyard Theatre

on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 at London The Courtyard 7pm - 11pm

Woodburner are proud to present: Tantz Tantz are quite simply one of the heaviest bands on the festival scene right now, the feeling they created at at some of their 2014 shows was something akin to the end of the world! Think heavy middle-eastern melodies in a head-on collision with hard-nosed urban beats and deep basslines. The dancing experience is simply sublime. In their own words: Tantz deliver a failsafe fusion of virtuoso instrumentalism, smart-alec arrangements and all manner of pulse-grabbing grooves that turn on a sixpence and keep you on your toes. Wailing clarinets? You got them. Soaring fiddlesticks? You bet. Footgrabbing basslines? What else! Smash'n'grab drumstuff? Check (and checkmate). Showmanship? Need you ask ... Put them on a stage with room to swing a cat and the next thing you know it's a heaving dance party that you won't want to leave. SUPPORT is provided by ADA The electro-pop-rocksters of our post-prince era, Ada have to be seen to be believed. Heavy beats hit catchy synth lines and all fronted by the queen of sequins herself. Expect to be wowed! Tickets are £7 in advance, £10 on the door Times Live music must finish at 11pm 7pm Doors open 815pm Support act 930pm Tantz DJ's will play until midnight.

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Duncan Chisholm:the Gathering

on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 at London Kings Place 8.00pm

Steeped within a stunning catalogue of tracks comprising his acclaimed Strathglass Trilogy, you will find Duncan Chisholm's distinctive sound of Scottish traditional fiddle music. Highly rhythmical and powerfully personal, this show The Gathering combines traditional and contemporary tunes, gripping stories of Scotland's ancient Chisholm clan lands and irrepressible humour. Duncan has worked hard to preserve his extended musical heritage in delivering his representation of colourful soundscapes to complement the majestic Glens of Strathglass in the Highlands of Scotland. A mixture of textures, tones and atmospheres are always at the forefront of Duncan's creative process while composing and arranging his music and he endeavours to fully represent this power during his live performances. Duncan will be joined on stage by; Matheu Watson on guitar and Jarlath Henderson on uilleann pipes/whistles. To give a stunning backdrop to Duncan and his core band this special performance will have an added dynamic of a three piece string section and percussion. This will allow Duncan to more fully represent a taste of the cinematic sounds heard on his most recent release Live at Celtic Connections which received ★★★★ The Guardian, ★★★★ The Telegraph and ★★★★★ The Scotsman.

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New Budapest Café Orchestra

on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 at Water Yeat Village Hall Doors 7:30pm, 8:00pm start

The New Budapest Café Orchestra play powerful and driving folk-based music from the Balkans and Eastern Europe, inspired by the music of European gypsies and evoking vivid images of Tzigane fiddle maestros, Budapest café life and gypsy camp fires. The richness and dynamism of Balkan music is on display here in all its untamable glory in a wide-ranging programme of impassioned Hungarian Czardas, tender Russian folk melodies and Jewish Laments, rollicking dances from Romania and Moldavia, one or two electrifying compositions of the group's own making plus a few surprises along the way. Cabaret style seating, no bar, so bring your own drinks!

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Hattie Whitehead 'home' Ep Launch

on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 at London St Pancras Old Church Doors at 7.30pm

Celebrating the launch of her debut EP 'Home', Hattie will be joined for this one off performance by a 10 piece band. Support acts TBC. Doors: 7.30pm Act 1 (TBC): 8.00-8.20pm Act 2 (TBC): 8.30-9.00pm Hattie Whitehead: 9.15-10.00pm

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Hattie Whitehead 'home' Ep Launch

on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 at London St Pancras Old Church Doors at 7.30pm

Celebrating the launch of her debut EP 'Home', Hattie will be joined for this one off performance by a 10 piece band. Support acts TBC. Doors: 7.30pm Act 1 (TBC): 8.00-8.20pm Act 2 (TBC): 8.30-9.00pm Hattie Whitehead: 9.15-10.00pm

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Hattie Whitehead 'home' Ep Launch

on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 at London St Pancras Old Church Doors at 7.30pm

Reduced price tickets available until 1st February 2015

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Hattie Whitehead 'home' Ep Launch

on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 at London St Pancras Old Church Doors at 7.30pm

Reduced price tickets available until 1st February 2015

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The Return Of The Honey Bee Blues Club

on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 at Sheffield Yello Arch Studios 8pm - 1am

The Return of The HONEY BEE BLUES CLUB 'Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends !' While Mr Trent Duval of HBTV, has been keeping our appetites whetted with fantastic footage from many of last years events, we back at Honey Bee central have been buzzing around in a hive of activity. After almost a year of scouring the city for a suitable permanent base, we are pleased and overjoyed to join up with music legends Yellow Arch studios in their new purpose built venue in downtown Neepsend, Sheffield S3. As of February we will be hosting the last Friday of every month, presenting the best of the new blues boom, from solo traditionalists to psychedelic nu-blues and everything inbetween. FRIDAY 27 FEBRUARY 2015 @ YELLOW ARCH 30-36 Burton St, Neepsend, Sheffield S3 8BX Our opening night will be a blend of acoustic and steamrollin' hard electric blues... with real ale, finger lickin' burritos, Honey Bee tees and band merchandise and all served up by the Bee Crew....plus a few surprises !!! Moz Casserly This guy has been picking up a lot of attention this past year. Apart from fronting the rapidly rising Downtown Roots, he has been stepping out as a solo performer in his own right. Armed with nothing but his resonator guitar and a voice 'mature beyond his years' he has been regaling audiences in small intimate gigs. If you didn't catch him at the Porter Cottage just before Xmas, don't miss this opportunity to see what all the talk is about. Big Joe Bone Hailing from mid-Wales, this is a big guy playing "Blues-Grass" music.....a mix of fast, furious Delta Blues, Bluegrass, Oldtime, Gospel and Hillbilly music with raspy vocals, hard driving harmonica rhythms, bottleneck slide guitar playing on steel bodied guitars and finger-picked 5 string banjos.....all held together by a very heavy stomping boot! As well as playing songs from great Roots musicians like Son House, Dock Boggs, Bukka White, Flatt and Scruggs, Mississippi Fred McDowell and Robert Johnson ..... Joe also plays his own songs, which fit right in to his eclectic set. "Big Joe Bone" is an act not to be missed! Crosscut Saw These guys played a couple of gigs for us last year and ripped the roof off both times. Based in Leeds, this four piece have a big reputation on the blues circuit for their no-holds barred, steam rollin' approach which grabs the audience by the collar and takes you on a 'Hoodoo rollercoaster of primeval power'! Featuring the awesome guitar playing of Alex Eden and the outstanding harmonica and pure showmanship of, Honey Bee favourite, TJ Norton, this band will guarantee to leave you happy and exhausted with their explosive, electric, juke joint blues. Be prepared to sweat ! The evening will also have one bittersweet side though as we will be playing the music of, and have the honour to launch, the posthumous album ' Sometime Man', by local blues legend... Andy 'Chicken Legs' Weaver Unfortunately Andy passed away last year, but was well respected in not only Sheffield, his adopted home, but also internationally in both Europe and the USA. Ploughing a blues furrow, well ahead of his time, Andy played alongside or supported artists such as Seasick Steve, Hamill on Trial, Son of Dave, the Black Keys and Jim White. His friendship with American gothic-blues legend, Johnny Dowd, led to the first Chicken Legs Weaver album , 'Nowhere', being produced by the man in his personal studio in up-state New York state, USA. It was an experience that deeply inspired Andy and the two remained close friends to the end. Andy also worked with Richard Hawley, who produced and guested on an earlier release, 'Monday Man', recorded in Yellow Arch Studios...so things go full circle. 'Sometime Man' was the last recording Andy made, a collection of self-penned songs, some old, some new, along with some blues originals, a fitting testament to the man and a righteous farewell to those who knew and loved him.

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Fred Zeppelin At O'neills

on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 at Birmingham O'Neil's 9pm

UPSTAIRS AT O'NEILL'S, BROAD STREET, BIRMINGHAM, B1 2HG 0121 616 1623 DOORS OPEN 8.30PM

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Angie Palmer & Steven Buckley

on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, Doors open 7.30pm

Angie Palmer -Singer/songwriter and guitarist described as 'one of the best singer/ songwriters in Britain...gorgeous, wonderful music'. A potent mix of country, blues and folk.

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Jess Vincent

on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop Doors at 7.00pm

Jess will be coming to TBCB as part of her Uk tour. More tba

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Steve Dagleish

on Fri, 27 Feb 2015 at Saltburn by the Sea Golf Club Doors 7:15pm Concert starts 7:45pm

Saltburn Folk Club presents The Original Alternative with: Steve Dagleish - "Utterly lovely...sounds like an angrier Nick Drake" Bob Fischer, BBC Radio Tees Supported by: Doc Noir - Walking on the dark side with hybrid music that draws you in then takes you away

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Mischief Afoot: Shammick Acoustic

on Sat, 28 Feb 2015 at Combe Martin The Pack o' Cards Doors 7.30 pm for 8 pm start

A trio based in the Cotswolds, Mischief Afoot play and sing a mixture of English, Irish and American folk music, as well as self-penned compositions. Fiddle player Becky Dellow has worked at festivals and folk clubs, and has a Master's degree in Musicology. Originally a classical musician, flute and whistle player John Davis first came across folk music some twenty years ago, and hasn't looked back since, playing in any number of folk groups, ceilidh (barn dance) bands, morris sides and world music ensembles. Jeff Gillett is renowned as a guitarist, but also sings and plays mandolin, mandola, dulcimer and English concertina an all round brilliant musician! The three have only recently got together, and their first CD is in the pipeline. A treat in store for anyone who likes good lively music well played by expert musicians.

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Duncan Chisholm

on Sat, 28 Feb 2015 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

Steeped within a stunning catalogue of tracks comprising his acclaimed Strathglass Trilogy, you will find Duncan Chisholm's distinctive sound of Scottish traditional fiddle music. Highly rhythmical and powerfully personal, this show combines traditional and contemporary tunes, gripping stories of Scotland's ancient Chisholm clan lands and irrepressible humour. Duncan has worked hard to preserve his extended musical heritage in delivering his representation of colourful soundscapes to complement the majestic Glens of Strathglass in the Highlands of Scotland. A mixture of textures, tones and atmospheres are always at the forefront of Duncan's creative process while composing and arranging his music and he endeavours to fully represent this power during his live performances. Duncan will be joined on stage by; Matheu Watson on guitar, Jarlath Henderson on uilleann pipes. Duncan's latest release 'Live at Celtic Connections' was awarded reviews of ****The Guardian ****The Telegraph. Duncan Chisholm is one of Scotland's most recognised and accomplished fiddle players and composers. Born and brought up near Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland, Duncan has spent most of his life developing his unique musical voice which led him to being nominated within the 'Musician of the Year' category in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2013. Fiddle playing at its best, Duncan's feather-light handling of dynamics and ornamentation, allied with his pure-distilled tone, lend his characteristic spine-tingling magic to his music. www.duncanchisholm.com

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The Coal Porters

on Sat, 28 Feb 2015 at London Green Note Doors@ 7pm. Pls see greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "The Coal Porters are the UK's leading hip bluegrass ensemble but their sound is much more than that. It encompasses both folk and indie which has given them the musical firepower to perform all over Britain and Europe with several North American tours under their belt. Led by ex-Long Ryder Sid Griffin the Coal Porters' last album, Find The One, has been favourably reviewed in everything from Uncut to The Daily Mail, from Spain's El Pais to The Los Angeles Times and their fans include ex-Byrd Chris Hillman, Billy Bragg, the BBC's Bob Harris, guitar hero Richard Thompson, and comic Harry Enfield. The Coal Porters are the only British band invited to perform at MerleFest in the USA in April 2015. Currently working on a new album their new fiddler is Kerenza Peacock, the gifted musician who played with Paul Weller, Seasick Steve and Adele as well as several symphony orchestras."

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Henry Priestman

on Sat, 28 Feb 2015 at Cherry Burton Village Hall 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Ex-Christians/Yachts singer-songwriter presents a special launch of his NEW LIVE DVD ! Featuring songs from his two solo albums and some of those classic hits! No bar so bring your own drinks/glasses.

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Leveret

on Sat, 28 Feb 2015 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre Venue 6pm Curtain 7.30pm

Leveret features three of England's finest folk musicians in an exciting new collaboration. Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron are each regarded as masters of their instrument and are involved in numerous collaborations with a huge range of artists(Bellowhead, The Full English, Chris Wood, June Tabor, Kate Rusby et al). Together their performances combine consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity. Sublime, exquisite music - don't miss them - Martin Simpson. Pre-show meals must be booked in advance on 01326 341353

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Leveret

on Sat, 28 Feb 2015 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre Venue 6pm Curtain 7.30pm

Leveret features three of England's finest folk musicians in an exciting new collaboration. Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron are each regarded as masters of their instrument and are involved in numerous collaborations with a huge range of artists(Bellowhead, The Full English, Chris Wood, June Tabor, Kate Rusby et al). Together their performances combine consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity. Sublime, exquisite music - don't miss them - Martin Simpson. Pre-show meals must be booked in advance on 01326 341353

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Flossie Malavialle And Keith Donnelly

on Sat, 28 Feb 2015 at Lothersdale Village Hall Doors 7.30pm

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Jim Moray

on Sat, 28 Feb 2015 at Barton The Ropewalk Doors open at 7pm, on stage 8pm

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The Wilsons

on Sat, 28 Feb 2015 at Dungworth The Royal Hotel 7.30pm (tune session) 8-10 (act) 10-11:30 (song s

Standing tickets always available on the night

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Threaded

on Sat, 28 Feb 2015 at Kettering Arts Centre, St Andrew's Church 7.30pm (doors 7pm)

With the unique instrumental line up of clarinet, violin and guitar, Threaded creates a distinctive sound like you've never heard before. With a classically trained background but a love for folk and acoustic music, this young and inspired trio wanted to combine their passions into one musical experience. Featuring beautiful melodic lines, combined with stylistic harmonies, atmospheric counter melodies and carefully crafted riffs, the balance between these three musicians is stunning. Also featuring popular local support acts.

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Threaded

on Sat, 28 Feb 2015 at Kettering Arts Centre, St Andrew's Church 7.30pm (doors 7pm)

With the unique instrumental line up of clarinet, violin and guitar, Threaded creates a distinctive sound like you've never heard before. With a classically trained background but a love for folk and acoustic music, this young and inspired trio wanted to combine their passions into one musical experience. Featuring beautiful melodic lines, combined with stylistic harmonies, atmospheric counter melodies and carefully crafted riffs, the balance between these three musicians is stunning. Also featuring popular local support acts.

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Good Luck Mountain

on Sat, 28 Feb 2015 at Sinderhope High Forest Community Centre 7:30pm

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Lorraine Jordan

on Sat, 28 Feb 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8pm

Lorraine Jordan is a singer-songwriter-musician who takes the influences of her Irish roots and love of traditional ballads and combines them with her unique contemporary style to create an intoxicating and thought provoking set of original songs that are best described as "Celtic Soul". She has released 4 CDs to much critical acclaim and is due to release her 5th album in early 2015. Lorraine has shared stages with many well known names including Richard Thompson, Loudon Wainwright III, the Waterboys. In 2012 as guest singer with The London Lasses she supported The Chieftains in the Royal Albert Hall on their 50th Anniversary tour.

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Lorraine Jordan

on Sat, 28 Feb 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8pm

Lorraine Jordan is a singer-songwriter-musician who takes the influences of her Irish roots and love of traditional ballads and combines them with her unique contemporary style to create an intoxicating and thought provoking set of original songs that are best described as "Celtic Soul". She has released 4 CDs to much critical acclaim and is due to release her 5th album in early 2015. Lorraine has shared stages with many well known names including Richard Thompson, Loudon Wainwright III, the Waterboys. In 2012 as guest singer with The London Lasses she supported The Chieftains in the Royal Albert Hall on their 50th Anniversary tour.

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Lorraine Jordan

on Sat, 28 Feb 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8pm

Lorraine Jordan's music has been described as Celtic Soul. She is a singer-songwriter-musician who takes the influences of her Irish roots and love of traditional ballads and combines them with her unique contemporary style to create an intoxicating and thought provoking set of original songs. She has released 4 CDs to much critical acclaim and is due to release her 5th album in early 2015. Lorraine has shared stages with many well known names including Richard Thompson, Loudon Wainwright III, the Waterboys and, in 2012 she supported The Chieftains in the Royal Albert Hall (on their 50th Anniversary tour) as a guest singer/musician of the acclaimed London-Irish band "The London Lasses.

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Mambo Jambo In Concert

on Sat, 28 Feb 2015 at Chinley Community Centre 8pm (doors open at 7.30)

Acoustic roots music from a multi talented and multi instrumental duo. Bar with local real ale, wine, tea and coffee Disabled access Visit www.blackbrookarts.org.uk for more information

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Louise Jordan Folk Concert

on Sat, 28 Feb 2015 at Gillingham Methodist Church 7.30pm

Folk singer Louise Jordan plays guitar, piano and cello but it is her voice which is most often celebrated as the pinnacle of her trade mark sound: captivating, powerful and evocative. An independent artist, multi-instrumentalist and composer Louise feels nowhere more at home than on the road in her trusty white van. She has completed seven tours across England, Wales and Scotland more recently venturing into Europe with trips to Denmark, Holland and Germany. She has performed at venues ranging from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to the National Theatre on the South Bank and from the Royal Albert Hall to the Red Lion Folk Club in Birmingham. Louise has released four recordings on her record company Azania Records: Born to Wander (2010), Tempvs (2011), Florilegium (2012) and Veritas (2014).

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Rachel Sermanni

on Sat, 28 Feb 2015 at Leeds Holy Trinity Church 7pm - 11pm

Following her astounding performance at 2014's inaugural High & Lonesome festival, we're so pleased to welcome Rachel Sermanni back to The Holy Trinity Church. Her wistful, winding songs and breath-taking voice in the grand settings of a truly stunning venue are sure to make for a wonderful evening of music debuting her new full length record.

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Harry Harris

on Sat, 28 Feb 2015 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop Doors at 7.00pm

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Silencio Feb 28th 2015

on Sat, 28 Feb 2015 at Watford Cha Cha Cha Cafe 8pm

Silencio at "The Cha" Formerly cha cha cha. Doors 2000 Music at 2030 Food available The cha, 3 cassiobury Park, WD18 7HY

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Silencio Feb 28th 2015

on Sat, 28 Feb 2015 at Watford Cha Cha Cha Cafe 8pm

Silencio at "The Cha" Formerly cha cha cha. Doors 2000 Music at 2030 Food available The cha, 3 cassiobury Park, WD18 7HY

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Cherry Lee Mewis

on Sat, 28 Feb 2015 at Luton The Bear Club Door 7.30pm Music 8.45pm

After a fantastic gig here last November, Cherry and her band return to The Bear. Championed by Imelda May and Seasick Steve, Cherry is a power-house singer-songwriter who together with her smokin' hot band, produces a unique sound incorporating dashes of ragtime, country blues, a couple blades of bluegrass and a pinch of Americana. 2014 marks the release of her fourth studio album, Catch My Drift.

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Cherry Lee Mewis

on Sat, 28 Feb 2015 at Luton The Bear Club Door 7.30pm Music 8.45pm

After a fantastic gig here last November, Cherry and her band return to The Bear. Championed by Imelda May and Seasick Steve, Cherry is a power-house singer-songwriter who together with her smokin' hot band, produces a unique sound incorporating dashes of ragtime, country blues, a couple blades of bluegrass and a pinch of Americana. 2014 marks the release of her fourth studio album, Catch My Drift.

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Cherry Lee Mewis (bear Keeper - Members)

on Sat, 28 Feb 2015 at Luton The Bear Club Door 7.30pm Music 8.45pm

After a fantastic gig here last November, Cherry and her band return to The Bear. Championed by Imelda May and Seasick Steve, Cherry is a power-house singer-songwriter who together with her smokin' hot band, produces a unique sound incorporating dashes of ragtime, country blues, a couple blades of bluegrass and a pinch of Americana. 2014 marks the release of her fourth studio album, Catch My Drift.

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The Voice Of Daf: A Concert Of Kurdish Classical And Folk Music

on Sat, 28 Feb 2015 at London St Ethelburga's "Doors at 7:00pm" "Music starts at 7:30pm"

A Concert of Kurdish Classical and Folk music will be performed by santur virtuoso, Peyman Heydarian, brilliant vocalists Suna and Avan and wonderful ud player, Francesco Iannuzzelli. This evening's concert is part of The Voice of the Santur series that was launched by santur virtuoso Peyman Heydarian in July 2010 at the School of Oriental and African Studies [SOAS, University of London] and follows an authentic, yet cross-cultural approach to world music performance. It is a bridge between different cultures and contributes to understandings of people from other cultures. Tonights concert is dedicated to the varied musical traditions of the Kurdish people. Performers: Suna Alan [voice] Avan [voice] Peyman Heydarian [band leader, santur, piano, daf] Francesco Iannuzzelli [ud]

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Taunton Deane Green Party Benefit Gig

on Sat, 28 Feb 2015 at Taunton The Lawns 8.00pm till late

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Taunton Deane Green Party Benefit Gig

on Sat, 28 Feb 2015 at Taunton The Lawns 8.00pm till late

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Amy Wadge & Luke Jackson

on Sat, 28 Feb 2015 at London Stanley Halls Doors open 7:30pm, event starts at 8:00 pm

A pairing of two generations of captivating singer songwriters, Amy Wadge and Luke Jackson, touring together for the first time across the UK Amy is widely regarded as one of the country's most successful female singer/songwriters. Over the course of five solo albums, two collaborations, numerous compositions for other artists and hundreds of live performances all over the globe, she has established an outstanding body of work. Her voice is simply amazing with a breathtaking range and emotional impact while her songwriting continues to surpass most of her contemporaries. She has recently written songs with numerous upcoming songwriters, including Ed Sheeran, who released an EP, Songs I Wrote With Amy. BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris describes her as "An irresistible, riveting performer" Luke is a rising young Roots singer/songwriter from Canterbury, Kent , and 2013 saw him nominated for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. With a bold, show stopping voice and honed guitar skills, Luke is a confident and captivating performer demonstrating an astonishing maturity. He has been making waves on the live acoustic scene supporting such luminaries as Show of Hands, Paul Brady, Chris Wood, Steve Knightley, Karine Polwart, Oysterband and Martyn Joseph and he has delivered startling performances on the UK festival scene, from Cambridge to Sidmouth and The Great British Folk Festival. According to Acoustic Magazine, he is an outstanding heir to the likes of Richard Thompson and Martin Simpson. With a wealth of finely-observed narrative songs, his most recent album, Fumes and Faith emphasises the exceptional maturity and versatility of one of the most exciting young singer songwriters and live performers on the scene!

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The Churchfitters

on Sun, 1 Mar 2015 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

The Churchfitters is a folk band like no other. A double bass made out of a saucepan. Heart-wrenching vocals accompanied by a musical saw. Foot-stompingly fast fiddle mixed with infectious funk-rock rhythms. And traditional tunes reinvigorated with mesmerising jazz sax. The three virtuoso musicians from England and France strut their stuff on a stage that bristles with instruments - adding flute, banjo, dulcimer, tin whistle, guitar, ukulele, electric hub-cap bass-bouzouki and a sackful of percussion to their ensemble. And let's not forget the unique 'bing-bong' machine made out of hack-saw blades. Throw in some exquisite harmonies, a slew of startlingly original songs and a few jokes that create instant rapport and you've got a high energy show that always leaves audiences cheering. How do you adequately describe such a musically diverse, uplifting band? You leave it to Mike Harding, a self-confessed 'huge, huge fan'. He calls their music 'totally brilliant and beautiful'. 'Like Annie Lennox in full flow' (Fab Nights Productions) - Londoner Rosie Short's achingly beautiful voice is equally at home singing husky blues, plaintive femme folk or ethereal originals. A talented songwriter, she's also a 'one woman orchestra', deftly swapping between flute, saxophone, banjo, tin whistle, dulcimer, ukulele and any number of things you can shake, rattle, or whack with a stick. Rosie's brother Chris is a feverishly fast fiddler who has the annoying habit of getting people, who were sitting quite comfortably, out of their seats and dancing. When required, he also plays slowly and most of the other speeds. A mean mandolin player, he sings great vocal harmonies too. Finally, he's a raconteur with a great sense of humour but then you need that if you play the musical saw. Part bass player, part mad inventor, Boris Lebret from Lannion (France) hates to play a regular instrument when he can cobble together a better one out of scrap metal. Like when he discovered four strings weren't enough for his driving bass rhythms, so he simply reached for the Black & Decker and bolted on another two. http://www.churchfitters.com/ehome.php

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The Coal Porters

on Sun, 1 Mar 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Ladies and gentlemen, meet The Coal Porters, the world's first alt-bluegrass act. Formed ten years ago by ex-Long Ryder and former NME cover boy Sid Griffin. Producing Lindisfarne gave Griffin the impetus to move from electric music to acoustic music, to revamp old themes and melodies and soup them up for the 21st century. Their 2012 album Find The One, produced by the legendary John Wood (Fairport Convention, Nick Drake, John Cale, Squeeze, Beth Orton) and featuring British guitar God Richard Thompson, demonstrates the intense power of fiddle, mandolin, banjo, acoustic guitar and doghouse bass when matched with four-part harmonies and memorable melodies. 'Great harmony singing and memorable songs that often recall a British Flying Burrito Brothers or a back porch Ronnie Lane' (Mojo). 'Sid Griffin was playing Americana years before the term was invented and that pioneer spirit shines on with his current band, the Coal Porters.' (Billy Bragg).

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Jarrod Dickenson + Winter

on Sun, 1 Mar 2015 at Cambridge Portland Arms 7.30pm

http://www.jarroddickenson.com/ Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult Texas-born songwriter, Jarrod Dickenson's slightly spooky melodies and lyrics invoke a mid-Western post-war America, when cars ran on leaded gas, television hadn't yet kidnapped the country's imagination, and men wore hats every day. His reflective lyrics, almost like hand-written letters, remind us that human stories of lost love, sudden fortune, and abiding mystery transcend the decades...and nothing is better or worse right now than it's ever been "If you can catch him, you should...he reminds of this cat, Gram Parsons" -Huey Morgan, BBC Radio 2 A voice like a young Tom Waits...Jarrod Dickenson's songs are simply breathtaking, possessing melodies many of his peers would give their left arm for. - No Depression "An incredible talent" -Janice Long, BBC Radio 2 "Dickenson has a superb, expressive voice..." -Country Music People (5 Star Review) "Brilliant songs" -Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 6

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Martin Harley Band

on Sun, 1 Mar 2015 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors at 7pm, Show starts at 8pm

Martin Harley is a phenomenally talented guitarist, singer and songwriter he fronts the highly praised UK-based acoustic trio; The Martin Harley Band. Martin's new album MOJO FIX was recorded in Texas and is released in the UK in February 2013. Mojo Fix comes on the heels of four critically celebrated albums, years of touring and countless festivals that have built Martin a strong and solid fan-base spanning the globe. Martin is a deeply important and respected voice in the evolution of popular blues and folk oriented guitar and vocals. He is now expanding on his international success with recent time spent in the US recording and touring including his band's recent November '12 feature performance at the LIVE IN THE VINEYARD music festival in Napa, California. A life long devotee of acoustic guitar music, especially the ageless blues/roots sounds, Martin has travelled the globe absorbing a plethora of diverse influences and honing his craft into the classic song-writing style he possesses today. Renowned for his prowess as a slide guitarist, he is almost unique in the UK in his playing lap slide. In other areas and styles, however, he has proved himself a master guitarist and a consistently astounding songwriter. Look for Martin's videos Winter Coat and Love In the Afternoon, and a live version of the new single Mojo Fix taken from the new album of the same name. Awesome Johnnie Walker, BBC Radio 2 Their latest album is a mature and intelligent masterpiece of Americana roots music Maverick Magazine Quite simply a great live act Time Out London No doubt that he is a slide guitar master. He is the business Roots Magazine

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Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston

on Sun, 1 Mar 2015 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

Brilliant duo return to Bournemouth

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Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston

on Sun, 1 Mar 2015 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

Brilliant duo return to Bournemouth

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Kent Duchain

on Sun, 1 Mar 2015 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30pm

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Ewan Mclennan

on Sun, 1 Mar 2015 at Southport Park Golf Club Doors from 7pm, music from 8pm.

The tradition is in safe hands here. Scots material is still a strong feature in his sets. There is grit, passion and an enthusiasm that's hard to beat, and Ewan is becoming a fine writer of often trenchant songs on meaningful matters.

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Dan Walsh

on Sun, 1 Mar 2015 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

One of the finest banjo players in the UK as well as being a superb singer, songwriter and guitarist, Dan Walsh is described as 'the real deal' (UNCUT). Dan has two critically acclaimed solo albums with another on the way and many tours of the UK and recent successful trips to Canada, Germany, India and New Zealand to his credit. Having made his name with duo Walsh and Pound and now a member of the award-winning Urban Folk Quartet, as well as guest appearances on stage and on record with the Levellers and Seth Lakeman, this unique and eclectic musician has stunned audiences across the world. Dan's eclectic and innovative approach has led to many exciting collaborations alongside his solo work and the Urban Folk Quartet, including tours with Northeast concertina legend Alistair Anderson and recent work with Indian sarangi player Suhail Yusuf Khan as well as Canadian country singer Meaghan Blanchard. He also retains a passion for outreach work and through the prestigious Live Music Now scheme has performed throughout the UK in hospices, hospitals, special schools and care homes. 'The real deal, a demon picker', UNCUT Eclectically inspired and consistently brilliant' fROOTS 'Incredible, you must see him' JANICE LONG, BBC RADIO 2

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Tony Mcmanus

on Mon, 2 Mar 2015 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30pm

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The Jaywalkers

on Mon, 2 Mar 2015 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music 8:30pm

"Astounding abilites and proficient talents, the chemistry between them is electrifying.. they show the world, being young holds no boundaries."Maverick Magazine "Intelligent, enthusiastic bluegrass-tinged folk" fRoots Since reaching the finals of the BBC Young Folk Awards in 2008, Jaywalkers have cemented their place as one of the most exciting, virtuosic and entertaining young bands working on the British Folk scene. Creating a unique sound, the band takes influence from folk, bluegrass, country and western swing music in the form of virtuosic instrumentals, 3-part harmony and impressive slap bass. After a summer of festival performances across the UK, placing #3 at the European World of Bluegrass and being awarded Help Musicians UK's Emerging Excellence Award, Jaywalkers will be releasing their third album - Weave - in March 2015. Produced by the BBC Folk Award winning Andy Bell, the album will heavily feature Mike Giverin's original compositions that take inspiration from the Lancashire stories that are a part of his heritage, as well as highlight their excellent musicianship, the powerful lead vocals of Jay Bradberry, and slap bass of Lucille Williams.

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Riotous Brothers

on Mon, 2 Mar 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors 8pm, music 8.30 - 11pm

This is one of many great reviews of their latest album - we play it loads - it's true! Their live performances are rollicking rock 'n' roll. The third album by The Riotous Brothers, The Tree, starts like a feeling of pure exhilaration and ends up with you wanting to weep for all the right reasons and take each song to your heart. If an album can really take you to places that you cannot go to in your physical life then this is the same sensation you might get when you read Wuthering Heights, Far from The Madding Crowd, Moby Dick or Edward Rutherford's Sarum for the first time in the quiet slumber of deep forest surrounded by the dying embers of a perfect summer's day. This new original set of songs from Mash Sonnet, Paul Long, Matt Lake and Dirk Maggs is illuminating, it asks gently for attention and gets it in droves, there is no need to shout, holler, exclaim wildly that it is a good record. It knows; it fully understands how the listener is going to feel once the music stops and will be there to greet them with the largest hug possible. The Tree that sits in the middle of the deep forest, the Blues family ever growing, ever tantalising, has found a branch so lush, so brimming with delicate bounty that it might just knock anything that the great Joe Bonamassa or Joanne Shaw Taylor can bring along to the Blues Jungle this year.

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Riotous Brothers

on Mon, 2 Mar 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors 8pm, music 8.30 - 11pm

This is one of many great reviews of their latest album - we play it loads - it's true! Their live performances are rollicking rock 'n' roll. The third album by The Riotous Brothers, The Tree, starts like a feeling of pure exhilaration and ends up with you wanting to weep for all the right reasons and take each song to your heart. If an album can really take you to places that you cannot go to in your physical life then this is the same sensation you might get when you read Wuthering Heights, Far from The Madding Crowd, Moby Dick or Edward Rutherford's Sarum for the first time in the quiet slumber of deep forest surrounded by the dying embers of a perfect summer's day. This new original set of songs from Mash Sonnet, Paul Long, Matt Lake and Dirk Maggs is illuminating, it asks gently for attention and gets it in droves, there is no need to shout, holler, exclaim wildly that it is a good record. It knows; it fully understands how the listener is going to feel once the music stops and will be there to greet them with the largest hug possible. The Tree that sits in the middle of the deep forest, the Blues family ever growing, ever tantalising, has found a branch so lush, so brimming with delicate bounty that it might just knock anything that the great Joe Bonamassa or Joanne Shaw Taylor can bring along to the Blues Jungle this year.

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Mc Hansen + Hannah Aldridge

on Tue, 3 Mar 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, See Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- M.C. HANSEN Danish singer and guitar slinger M.C Hansen combines the storytelling of traditional folk music with contemporary country sounds. His music echoes both his Danish heritage and his American influences. The sound of Scandinavia in American clothes - it's Scandicana! Imagine Bob Dylan playing chess with H.C. Andersen on Neil Young's front porch. A travelling musician since 2003 he plays some 120 shows a year with his own band or as the guitar slinger with The Sentimentals who tours with Jonathan Byrd, Gurf Morlix, Ana Egge, Matt Harlan and Vanessa Peters. He's played the Olympia in Paris and the Hammersmith Apollo in London with Madeleine Peyroux. He tours all year and so far he's played shows in 12 different countries, toured through America six times and released four albums. His fifth album"From Whitehorse to the Crow's Nest" will be released in 2015. HANNAH ALDRIDGE Dark Americana, is how the daughter of Muscle Shoals' royalty describes the ghostly, unflinching, sometimes gritty tales that separate her from the mainstream. HANNAH ALDRIDGE, 26, is steeped in the music both of Nashville and Muscle Shoals, the two cities where she was raised and plied her craft surrounded by legends of the music industry. Since then, she has been hailed for "her hauntingly beautiful vocals" (The Broken Jukebox). "Listening to Aldridge's music is a sonic treat, as stylistically she paints from many different musical brushes" (Billboard). American Songwriter even considered her debut album "Razor Wire" , launched May 2014, "in the running for best Americana debut this year".

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Vikesh Kapoor

on Tue, 3 Mar 2015 at Manchester Takk 7.30pm

Following a spur-of-the-moment cross-country trip with a pair of fiery European girls, Vikesh Kapoor left school for a brief yet inspiring stint as a mason's apprentice. The America he had previously known resided narrowly between his childhood home in rural Pennsylvania and the New England university he left home for. Alongside his parents' own immigrant struggles, these experiences quickly witnessed Kapoor to the scope of the American dream. A few years later, Kapoor performed at Howard Zinn's memorial service in Boston, in front of Zinn's family and colleagues (including Noam Chomsky). Roused by Zinn's lifelong battle against class and race injustice, Kapoor spent the next two years in Portland, Oregon working on his full-length debut record. The Ballad Of Willy Robbins, a concept album loosely based on a newspaper article, chronicles the brutal but hopeful story of a working class man who slowly loses everything: ambitions, health, family and shelter. It's a worker's tale, less specific to the blue-collar life as it is about anyone struggling to make something of themselves. The Ballad Of Willy Robbins, out last April on Loose Music, was co-produced by Adam Selzer (M. Ward) and features Nate Query (Decemberists, Black Prairie), Jeff Ratner (Langhorne Slim) and Birger Olsen (Denver). 'A series of sharply etched portraits of struggling Americans that points back along a road of socially conscious songs. Woody Guthrie is standing at the head of that road' The New Yorker 'Kapoor's cameos of blue-collar life are poignant and universal: wrecked home towns, insecure employment, busted dreams. An impressive debut' The Observer, 4/5 Takk is an excellent Icelandic-inspired coffee house on the edge of the Northern Quarter.

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Project Jam Sandwich: Whistle Stop Tour Ep Launch Party

on Tue, 3 Mar 2015 at Manchester Revolution 7.30pm

Project Jam Sandwich are thrilled to announce that they will be releasing their debut EP entitled Whistle Stop Tour on the 3rd March. They will celebrate this by throwing a launch party at Revolution on Oxford Road, Manchester on this very day, supported by the wonderful singer-songwriter Rebekah Joy. The disc is an enticing whirlwind trip around the world exploring the melody and rhythms of folk music from South Africa to Scotland to Bulgaria.

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Project Jam Sandwich: Whistle Stop Tour Ep Launch Party

on Tue, 3 Mar 2015 at Manchester Revolution 7.30pm

Project Jam Sandwich are thrilled to announce that they will be releasing their debut EP entitled Whistle Stop Tour on the 3rd March. They will celebrate this by throwing a launch party at Revolution on Oxford Road, Manchester on this very day, supported by the wonderful singer-songwriter Rebekah Joy. The disc is an enticing whirlwind trip around the world exploring the melody and rhythms of folk music from South Africa to Scotland to Bulgaria.

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King King

on Wed, 4 Mar 2015 at Southampton The Talking Heads Doors at 7.30pm

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The Bushbury Mountain Daredevils / Sunjay Brayne

on Wed, 4 Mar 2015 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath doors 7.15; start 7.45pm

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Good Luck Mountain

on Wed, 4 Mar 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, See Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 'Too' is the second album by Good Luck Mountain, led by ex Tandy singer songwriter Mike Ferrio. Mike Ferrio began his musical journey in the 80s as a roadie for the likes of Bo Diddley and Butthole Surfers, before forming folk rock tour de force Tandy in the 90's, managing a dozen years of exceptional productivity which included over 1,000 live shows and 8 albums. From the ashes of Tandy, Good Luck Mountain first appeared with their eponymous debut album in 2011, with 'Too' being the perfect follow up. It's a wondrous production passionate, reflective, and transcendental, which musically recalls the likes of Sparklehorse, REM, Van Morrison's 'Astral Weeks' and Talk Talk. Recorded at Atomic Sound in New York by Merle Chornuk (Ryan Adams, Jesse Malin), the album features the wildly talented band of Malcolm Holcombe, Ana Egge, Canadian rocker Matt Mays, The Mastersons, (Eleanor Whitmore & Chris Masterson also of Steve Earle's band) and Jason Mercer (of Ron Sexsmith's band). Already receiving rave reviews from critics and peers alike, legendary troubadour Steve Earle is an early and longtime supporter and Jim White continues to spread the word about his love for Mike and his music. There's no doubt that 'Too' is another large step for Mike Ferrio as he continues to cement his reputation as one of the great American songwriters of our generation. A warm, elegiac record built around Ferrio's gently expressive voice Uncut Magazine Rarely is an album as affecting, and in terms of casting its spell it has already scaled a most magnificent peak No Depression Support from award-winning London-based singer songwriter JACK HARRIS (www.jackharrismusic.com)

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John Bramwell (i Am Kloot)

on Wed, 4 Mar 2015 at Biddulph Arms 7.30 for 8pm start

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Fighting Caravans

on Wed, 4 Mar 2015 at Leeds Oporto Doors 7.30pm

A tacky disco meets a Last-mile wake...Fighting Caravans are a 5-piece Alternative Rock band from Leeds, UK. Formed in early 2014, the group record political and spiritual disdain with Americana/Blues overtones. The vintage guitar sounds lend to an aching exposition of lyrical variety, from the final confessional moments of a felo-de-se to narcotic anthropomorphism, Fighting Caravans have a burden only alleviated via public execution. In a French coma, I give in... Bandcamp: www.fightingcaravans.bandcamp.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/fightingcaravans

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Sasha Ilyukevich & The Highly Skilled Migrants - Album Launch

on Wed, 4 Mar 2015 at London Servant Jazz Quarters Doors at 7.00pm

SASHA ILYUKEVICH & THE HIGHLY SKILLED MIGRANTS PRESENT SPECIAL ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY WITH MANY TREATS, SURPRISES AND SPECIAL GUESTS! Expect to be thrilled, intrigued and entertained! London-based Belarusian troubadour Sasha Ilyukevich and his British band 'The Highly Skilled Migrants' create an incomparable brew of post punk electric energy and folk lyricism. This is one of those rare bands, which transcends their inspirations to create powerful and original music of its own, 'Belarusian Rock 'n' Roll'. Ilyukevich sings in Russian, his lyrics play on images from Eastern Slavic Folklore and Russian Literature, the characters of his songs, brimming with satirical and provocative mischief. His vocals swoop from soft whispered melodies to raucous screams, defying language barriers to deliver songs that are uplifting, intelligent, macabre, romantic and melancholic. Catapulte Records' power trio PISSINBOY wields together emigré poetry of singular vision and wit with brilliant and idiosyncratic twisted pop melodies. Rare performances include the Anti-Fascist Festival in Ljubljana (slovenia), the Whitechapel gallery and the Antifolk Festival UK.

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Luke Daniels Trio

on Thu, 5 Mar 2015 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

Luke Daniels - singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist is one of the UK's most gifted and inventive musicians who has forged a reputation over the past two decades as folk's finest (The Guardian). Both as front man, on a remarkable series of albums in his own right, and in demand as a virtuoso melodeon player for the likes of Ian Anderson, De Dannan, Riverdance and as a regular in The Cara Dillon band. Over the course of a twenty-year career Daniels has performed at The London Jazz Festival, The Royal Festival Hall and festivals in the UK and internationally. Luke also worked alongside Howard Shore and The London Philharmonic Orchestra as a soloist on the movie soundtracks for Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Amidst glowing reviews in 2014 for his debut songs album 'What's Here What's Gone', and having found new voice as a singer songwriter, he is taking his contemporary acoustic folk forward in a new direction and to universal critical acclaim. Provocative and pleasingly reminiscent of the kind of ambitious folk-rock that has rarely been heard since the heyday of the likes of Gene Clark and The Byrds Songlines ★★★★ Exceptional Writing Maverick Magazine ★★★★ Intense and poetical R2 Magazine ★★★★ A persuasive voice The Guardian ★★★★ www.lukedanielsmusic.com

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Jim Causley & Lukas Drinkwater

on Thu, 5 Mar 2015 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds doors 7.30pm

Five times BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jim Causley is singer/accordionist who is passionate about traditional song and particularly that of his native Devon. recent years, projects have included touring with Steve Knightley and Kate Rusby. Jim has recorded an album of the poems of his distant relative to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the death of this celebrated Cornish poet. Jim has set to music a diverse selection of Causley's poems to give the audience a taster of the poet's great body of work. Jim will be joined on stage by talented guitarist Lukas Drinkwater.He is reknowned for his warm and jovial stage presence and his rich singing voice has been likened to the fruitiest of ciders! Male Singer of The Year Spiral Earth Awards 2014 Top 10 Folk Albums of 2013 The Telegraph

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The Gren Bartley Band

on Thu, 5 Mar 2015 at Leicester The Musician Doors 8.00pm

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Jamie Smith's Mabon

on Thu, 5 Mar 2015 at Bridgwater Arts Centre 8pm

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Jamie Smith's Mabon

on Thu, 5 Mar 2015 at Bridgwater Arts Centre 8pm

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Ange Hardy

on Thu, 5 Mar 2015 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette doors 7pm

Ange Hardy is a folk singer, songwriter and guitarist from West Somerset. In January 2014 she was awarded FATEA Magazine's prestigious Female Vocalist of the Year following the release of her 2013 album Bare Foot Folk. R2 Magazine gave the album 4 stars and called it a collection of unfailingly listenable, self-penned acoustic songs whist Maverick Magazine said cannot find fault with her songs at all, they had me gripped to my seat, hanging on to every word!. Legendary folk presenter Mike Harding said of Ange's songwriting that she writes all her own stuff, but they do sound as though they've come straight out of the soil of Devon and Somerset, I really like them!. Ange's new album The Lament of The Black Sheep" is scheduled for release by Story Records on September 13th 2014. Where 'Bare Foot Folk' was about Ange Hardy stripping everything back to her roots 'The Lament of the Black Sheep' is about exploring the surrounding soil. These are songs of heritage, stories of working the land, tales deeply rooted in the traditions of rural life. 'The Lament of the Black Sheep' is a collection of original songs inspired by family, tradition, personal experience, and the tales of the west country. Ange Hardy performs live as a solo act but her mesmerising combination of beautiful story telling and delicate guitar work is given a contemporary twist through her exceptional use of 'live looping' to build vocal harmonies. Ange stands with a digital tape recorder at her feet that allows her to record and instantly play-back what she is singing. The effortlessness with which she builds layers of perfect harmonies in front of your eyes, combined with her honest and heartfelt insight into the stories and inspirations behind her songs, is absolutely captivating. Ange's 2014 performance dates include a variety of theatres, folk clubs, and festivals and her set will include favourites from her previous two albums, as well as a number of new tracks from The Lament of The Black Sheep. The Telegraph's 'Best Folk Albums of 2014' list R2 Magazine Winner of Female Vocalist of the Year 2013 Award, Fatea Magazine. No1 in Amazon's Hottest New Folk Albums Top 10 in the Amazon Folk Downloads Chart Isambard Nu-Folk Award Finalist 2011, Bristol Folk Festival BBC Somerset Album of the week FolkWords June 2014 - Album of the Month BBC Radio Scotland, Iain Anderson : Album of the Week Ange Hardy perfectly balances the strengths of traditional folk music with fresh writing...There is not a weak track among the 14 on Somerset singer-songwriter Ange Hardy's album The Lament of the Black Sheep - Martin Chilton, The Telegraph The Lament of The Black Sheep is "A collection of her own songs which sound as if they might be traditional. These are proper folk songs...a fine album immersed in the tradition, but with a modem perspective" - Ian Croft, R2 magazine Bare Foot Folk is A collection of unfailingly listenable, self-penned acoustic songs. Amongst this charming assortment of melodies we are treated to highly catchy tunes, some nods to ancient times as well as choice references to the present day. - R2 Magazine (Rock'n'Reel) "An album that marks the arrival of a new star in the folk firmament." - Americana UK "Ange's guitar technique and especially her voice are also major factors in the spectacular success of The Lament Of The Black Sheep." - Simon Holland, Folk Radio UK "The Lament of The Black Sheep...By far my favourite album of 2014" - Gary Hazlehurst, The Folk Show, StaffordFM Bare Foot Folk is an excellent album - Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio2 Folk Show "Ange Hardy's one of the bright stars of the new wave of folk singers. What I like about her work is that while it is all new, all new written stuff, it seems deeply rooted in the story telling tradition. It doesn't have any element at all of pastiche it just seems to work incredibly well. She tells new stories in an age old way, I think it works terrifically well.' - The Mike Harding Folk Show "I cannot find fault with her songs at all, they had me gripped to my seat, hanging on to every word."
 - Maverick Magazine "Ange's bursting onto the scene last year wasn't just down to her extraordinary talent as both a writer and performer, but also her willingness to put in the graft. Not only is she a true creative in her craft, she realises that in order for that to be truly appreciated, you need to make sure that you're being heard" - Neil King, FATEA Magazine "Mightily impressed." - Mike Norris, EFDSS Classic Folk Tickets £13 in advance or £15 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette. Contact mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com for further information. Mix of seating (LIMITED) and standing. Doors 7pm. Support ( if arranged) around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. We have an drinks licence. Real & Craft Ales, Lagers, Wines. Ciders and Spirits will be served along with Ouseburn Coffee Company Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and of course posh soft drinks. Facebook - Launderette Sessions Twitter - @LaunderetteSess Instagram - Launderette_Sessions Trip Advisor Events at Old Cinema Launderette (Durham)

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Eliza P.

on Thu, 5 Mar 2015 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8pm.

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Faustus

on Fri, 6 Mar 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7.30 for 8pm

No U.16 concessions this gig. Sorry. Bloke-folk trio Faustus came together in 2006 as an evolution of the award winning band Dr. Faustus, and consists of three leading lights of the folk music scene: Saul Rose (Waterson:Carthy, Whapweazel), Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Bellowhead) and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar's Feast). Coming together as Faustus, the men are rooted deeply in the English tradition, and in 2007 they received a 75th Anniversary Award from the English Folk Dance and Song Society. They released their debut album in 2008, which was followed by a Best Group nomination in the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. As if that wasn't enough, individually they have even more strings to their bows Benji has released three solo albums, Saul has worked with the likes of Eliza Carthy and starred in the West End smash hit play War Horse, and Paul is a noted composer who has written works for Streetwise Opera and Central School of Speech and Drama.

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Jim Causley With Lukas Drinkwater

on Fri, 6 Mar 2015 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors 7pm Show Starts 8pm

Possessing one of the great folk voices, five times BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jim Causley is a singer/accordionist who is passionate about traditional song and particularly that of his native Devon. Previous incarnations include The Devil's Interval and Mawkin:Causley and he has recorded with the likes of Waterson:Carthy, Show of Hands, John McCusker and David Rotheray of Beautiful South fame. In recent years, projects have included touring with Steve Knightley and Kate Rusby. Jim has recorded an album of the poems of his distant relative to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the death of this celebrated Cornish poet. Jim has set to music a diverse selection of Causley's poems to give the audience a taster of the poet's great body of work. The album 'Cyprus Well' was recorded live in Causley's house in Launceston, Cornwall and many of the tracks feature Causley's own piano. Jim aims to bring wider attention to Causley's poems and raise awareness of the Charles Causley Trust and their mission to preserve Causley's house as a writers' retreat. He is renowned for his warm and jovial stage presence and his rich singing voice has been likened to the fruitiest of ales! Jim will be performing tonight with multi-instrumentalist, Lukas Drinkwater on guitar. Male Singer of the Year - Spiral Earth Awards 2014 Top 10 Folk Albums of 2013 The Telegraph 'Jim Causley and his fellow folk musicians bring it to life with real zest, his deep baritone voice soaring as he sings'. **** 4 stars The Telegraph "The finest male folk singer of his generation" Mojo Magazine

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Kathryn Roberts And Sean Lakeman

on Fri, 6 Mar 2015 at Highweek Village Hall 7.30 pm start doors open 6.45

An evening of traditional and self penned songs, performed on vocals, guitar, keyboard and woodwind from the winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award 2013 for best duo. Two of the British folk scene's most accomplished performers. Dartmoor based Kathryn and Sean have graced stages the world over in a number of guises. However the intimacy and strength of passion shown as a duo, combined with an eclectic repertoire, ensures a rare treat for any listener. Kathryn and Sean have established themselves as pillars of modern British folk

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Kathryn Roberts And Sean Lakeman

on Fri, 6 Mar 2015 at Highweek Village Hall 7.30 pm start doors open 6.45

An evening of traditional and self penned songs, performed on vocals, guitar, keyboard and woodwind from the winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award 2013 for best duo. Two of the British folk scene's most accomplished performers. Dartmoor based Kathryn and Sean have graced stages the world over in a number of guises. However the intimacy and strength of passion shown as a duo, combined with an eclectic repertoire, ensures a rare treat for any listener. Kathryn and Sean have established themselves as pillars of modern British folk

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An Evening With Joe Boyd

on Fri, 6 Mar 2015 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30pm

Joe Boyd's career began as tour manager for blues giant Muddy Waters. He was stage manager when Bob Dylan plugged in at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965. He produced Pink Floyd's first single Arnold Layne and the first documentary film about Jimi Hendrix. He discovered Nick Drake, Fairport Convention and the Incredible String Band. He worked with Sandy Denny, John Martyn, Nico and Richard and Linda Thompson, besides running the underground UFO, at the time the coolest club in London. His autobiography White Bicycles won many plaudits. At the Greystones, Joe Boyd will be in conversation with JP Bean, author of the acclaimed Singing From The Floor, and will answer questions from the audience. A rare evening of great insights and sparkling anecdotes is guaranteed.

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Adam Holmes & The Embers

on Fri, 6 Mar 2015 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette doors 7pm

Tickets £13 advance £15 door Intimate venue with VERY limited seating. http://adamholmesandtheembers.com/ About Adam Holmes & the Embers Hotly-tipped Edinburgh balladeer Adam Holmes crafts lyrics that resonate like old folk songs, set to melodies rooted in haunting slow airs. John Martyn's strum and sting, laced with a slice of Paolo Nutini soul and a touch of traditional folk. The 23-year-old Edinburgh-born singer/songwriter is one of the brightest rising stars on the Scottish folk scene, with influences from either side of the Atlantic mixing traditional and contemporary folk with his own brand of Americana. Starting out on fiddle, Holmes switched to guitar at 14, and began writing songs only a year or so later. A finalist in the 2009 Celtic Connections Young Traditional Musician of the Year competition, he was also nominated as Best Newcomer at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2011 and was further nominated for Best Up and Coming Artist at the 2013 Scots Trad Music Awards. In 2013 he recorded his debut album Heirs and Graces with legendary producer John Wood (responsible for seminal albums by John Martyn, Nick Drake, Richard Thompson and Sandy Denny amongst many others). It was mastered by Simon Heyworth, co-producer with Mike Oldfield of Tubular Bells, and was launched to great critical acclaim in January 2014. Heirs and Graces has received radio play in the UK, including the influential BBC Radio 2 Folk Show and live interviews/sessions on BBC Radio Scotland, and international airplay from stations in mainland Europe, the US and Canada. Despite his youth, Holmes's music distils a long and diverse wealth of experience. Childhood memories of growing up in Edinburgh include getting sneaked into afternoon sessions by his mum a keen folk fan since the 1960s at the city's best-known folk pubs, the Royal Oak and Sandy Bell's. Dad, meanwhile, was a devotee of classic singer-songwriters, introducing his son to Stateside greats like Dylan, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Townes Van Zandt and Ry Cooder, while Holmes's own adolescent tastes extended to grunge and hip-hop.

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Babajack

on Fri, 6 Mar 2015 at Barton The Ropewalk 7.30pm

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Chris Wood

on Fri, 6 Mar 2015 at Bristol St Stephens 7.30pm

Ash Keys Music presents www.ashkeysmusic.com chriswoodmusic.co.uk/ Nominated Best Original Song 'None the Wiser' BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014 Songwriter of the Year Spiral Earth Awards 2014 Folk Singer of the Year & Best Original Song 'Hollow Point' BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2011 Criticised by an art school lecturer as having a remarkable eye for trivia Chris Wood's love of small things has made him one of England's most vivid and arresting song writers. With gentle intelligence he weaves the tradition with his own contemporary parables. Hollow Point is his chilling ballad of the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezez and Wood's feel for the sheer "one thing after another-ness" of life allows us, for the first time, to see the event through the eyes of the victim.

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Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin

on Fri, 6 Mar 2015 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing Bar opens at 6.30 pm, doors at 7,30 pm

Winners of the Best Folk Act in the 2012 South West Music Awards, Best Duo in the 2013 Spiral Folk Awards and the Best Duo in the 2014 BBC Folk Awards, this truly unique twosome are at the forefront of the new global folk movement. They will amaze you with their astonishing instrumental virtuosity, their genre-bending material and their warm personalities. A real force to be reckoned with! Widely regarded as one of the best slide guitarists in the UK, Lancashire-born multi-instrumentalist Phillip Henry has been described as "one of the most extraordinary musicians around". Henry, who studied in Calcutta with India's premier slide guitarist Debashish Bhattacharya, is also a virtuoso on the harmonica and brilliant on beatbox harmonica whilst Brixham-born singer-songwriter Hannah, is a skilled fiddler, viola and banjo player with a real lightness of touch, a distinctive voice and a gift for tapping traditional music veins to create contemporary songs. Their journey began in 2010 when Phillip and Hannah were spotted busking in the back of a pub by Steve Knightley. Seeing the duo's potential, he invited them to fill some support slots for Show Of Hands. Since then they have gone from strength to strength, playing the biggest venue of their career last year, when they supported Show of Hands at the Royal Albert Hall, while this summer they played Glastonbury, Cambridge and Broadstairs festivals. Their last studio album, 'Mynd', has been described as one of the outstanding roots releases of 2013. The album inhabits an English landscape of Neolithic barrows and haunted East Anglian fens, while other narrative songs transport you to the heat of Syria, Egypt and the American south and across to the Swedish chill and Arctic ice. Sometimes mournful, often haunting and always compelling, each Henry and Martin song is a fresh journey of discovery - twisting, curling melodies and eclectic rhythms wrapping themselves around perceptive lyrics. "On hearing the first notes of the first track I knew that I was listening to a modern classic. One of the most exciting albums I've heard in years " - Mike Harding Phillip & Hannah continue to showcase this stand-out album in their live performances. They have the knack of transporting listeners into a reverie with their almost tactile music, all delivered with a gossamer light touch. Truly one of the most inventive and captivating acts on the acoustic roots scene. They are making a welcome return to St Edith Folk, having played here last in October 2013, when they played an amazing set. If you missed them then, makes sure you don't make the same mistake this time around!

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Blues Boy Dan Owen / Thomas Ford

on Fri, 6 Mar 2015 at Worthing Pier Doors open 6.45pm Show starts 7.30pm

Dan Owen Trying to teach Dan Owen about music is like trying to teach a fish to swim, or a bird to fly. He already knows it. It's instinctive. It comes naturally. He's been playing since he was nine, playing live since he was 13 and will probably continue to do until he leaves this mortal coil. Dan is a lifer. He's not playing guitar to win a competition, to impress girls or to earn a fast buck, he's in it for the long haul. There's nothing fake or manufactured about him. When you listen to him sing, you're transported to another place. Close your eyes and you don't hear a prodigious and gifted young man from Shrewsbury. You hear a God-forsaken, 80-year-old Mississippi Delta Blues man, howling at the devil. Word in the local Blues community began to spread, and throughout 2011 Dan found himself gigging twice a week, leading to a video posting on YouTube of his performance of the Ballad of Hollis Brown. The video attracted the attention of Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac who tracked Dan down and has since become Dan's mentor. Winner of the 'Young artists of the year award' at The British Blues Awards 2013 Thomas Ford His style is simple - straight and natural blues (as Mississippi Fred McDowel would have said). Alternating between Delta-style blues on a National steel guitar and electric, 1950's Chicago influenced style on small bodied Stratotone guitars, rack harp (amplified with a bullet mic), howling vocals and footstomp. Influenced by various legends of the genre (including but not exclusively) John Lee Hooker, Son House, Dr Ross, Juke Boy Bonner, Tommy McClennan, Muddy Waters and a whole load more, Thomas has his playing style firmly rooted in blues tradition, but his modern-day song writing offers a contemporary feel. He has released 3 full length studio albums, each predominately featuring original material with the occasional reworking of classic blues tunes. 2008's 'Separation Street' was voted album of the year by rootscd.com, the follow up 'Thomas Ford' in 2011 received much praise and sold extremely well in the UK particularly. His 2013 offering 'Breaking Everything But Even' has appeared on various best of 2013 lists, has received airplay around the globe and led to Thomas' nomination in the 'Emerging Artist' category of the 2014 British Blues Awards This young Englishman plays solo, with the firepower of a 6 piece band. Revisiting the delta blues today, it is simply amazing!" (So Blues Festival, Le Mans, FR)

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Damien Barber & Mike Wilson

on Fri, 6 Mar 2015 at Guildford Institute Doors 7.30pm Music 8.00pm

This will be Damien and Mike's third visit to the club (fifth in the case of Mike if you include his two trips down South with the rest of his Wilson siblings). Their big personalities and big voices fill the room and they have gone down a storm on each occasion. They are two of the finest exponents of traditional song in the United Kingdom with a combined 40+ years experience of performing at folk venues. Raised in Norfolk and heavily influenced by such earlier Norfolk singers as Walter Pardon and Peter Bellamy, Damien is a stylish and distinctive singer, either unaccompanied or using guitar or concertina. Though he has lived for a long time in West Yorkshire he retains a strong East Anglian identity. Mike Wilson is the youngest member of the Wilson Family, the powerful Teesside singing siblings who have raised the rafters at many a festival or folk club event. His musical heritage is emphatically that of the North East rural and industrial folk song both traditional and modern. Damien and Mike have a rich shared repertoire of traditional songs plus the work of modern folk writers such as Bellamy, Ewan MacColl and Mike Waterson.

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Damien Barber & Mike Wilson

on Fri, 6 Mar 2015 at Guildford Institute Doors 7.30pm Music 8.00pm

This will be Damien and Mike's third visit to the club (fifth in the case of Mike if you include his two trips down South with the rest of his Wilson siblings). Their big personalities and big voices fill the room and they have gone down a storm on each occasion. They are two of the finest exponents of traditional song in the United Kingdom with a combined 40+ years experience of performing at folk venues. Raised in Norfolk and heavily influenced by such earlier Norfolk singers as Walter Pardon and Peter Bellamy, Damien is a stylish and distinctive singer, either unaccompanied or using guitar or concertina. Though he has lived for a long time in West Yorkshire he retains a strong East Anglian identity. Mike Wilson is the youngest member of the Wilson Family, the powerful Teesside singing siblings who have raised the rafters at many a festival or folk club event. His musical heritage is emphatically that of the North East rural and industrial folk song both traditional and modern. Damien and Mike have a rich shared repertoire of traditional songs plus the work of modern folk writers such as Bellamy, Ewan MacColl and Mike Waterson.

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The Handsome Family

on Fri, 6 Mar 2015 at London St Giles in the Fields 7.00 pm

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Dunajska Kapelye

on Fri, 6 Mar 2015 at London Green Note Doors@ 7pm. Pls see greennote.co.uk for start time

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

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The Old Dance School @ Hathersage Memorial Hall

on Fri, 6 Mar 2015 at Hathersage Memorial Hall 8pm

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O'hooley & Tidow, Lady Maisery And Grace Petrie. International Folk Women Day

on Fri, 6 Mar 2015 at Bristol The Folk House Doors 7.30pm, Starts 8pm

Three of the British folk scene's finest, most formidable and forthright female acts take to the stage to celebrate International Women's Day. BBC 6 Music favourites O'Hooley and Tidow will be joined by BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Finalists Lady Maisery and the irrepressible Leicester songwriter Grace Petrie. A rare opportunity to experience these thought provoking, heartfelt, entertaining and enthralling women in one unrepeatable performance. O'Hooley and Tidow: "Defiant, robust, political, northern, poetical folk music for the times we live in."Independent "Lady Maisery are women with ideas, purpose and urgency. They create powerful, enthralling work".Songlines Grace Petrie:"A powerful new songwriting voice". Guardian

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O'hooley & Tidow, Lady Maisery And Grace Petrie. International Folk Women Day

on Fri, 6 Mar 2015 at Bristol The Folk House Doors 7.30pm, Starts 8pm

Three of the British folk scene's finest, most formidable and forthright female acts take to the stage to celebrate International Women's Day. BBC 6 Music favourites O'Hooley and Tidow will be joined by BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Finalists Lady Maisery and the irrepressible Leicester songwriter Grace Petrie. A rare opportunity to experience these thought provoking, heartfelt, entertaining and enthralling women in one unrepeatable performance. O'Hooley and Tidow: "Defiant, robust, political, northern, poetical folk music for the times we live in."Independent "Lady Maisery are women with ideas, purpose and urgency. They create powerful, enthralling work".Songlines Grace Petrie:"A powerful new songwriting voice". Guardian

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Cocos Lovers

on Fri, 6 Mar 2015 at London The Courtyard 7pm - 11pm

On stage 930pm + support Tickets £7 advance £10 on the door

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Martin Simpson

on Fri, 6 Mar 2015 at Chesterfield Library Theatre Doors open 7.00 Concert starts 7.30pm

One of the finest acoustic and slide players in the world. Not to be missed.

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Will Pound Band In Concert

on Fri, 6 Mar 2015 at Wigan Parish Church Doors 7.00p.m Concert 7.30pm

The Will Pound Band was formed by award winning harmonica virtuoso Will Pound to explore the musical traditions of the British Isles and North America, pushing at the musical and geographical boundaries and respecting the tradition whilst reaching beyond it. In this enterprise he is joined by established musicians Henry Webster fiddle,John Parker double bass and beat boxing, and Chris Sargeant guitar and vocals. This is a unique opportunity to see a group of young and daring players in an intimate setting; watch closely and you will be able to see the sparks fly! The evening will be opened by Iain Till and Stephanie Kearley who will give us wistful and smokey Americana filtered through Liverpool.

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Driven Serious + Special Guests

on Fri, 6 Mar 2015 at Newcastle Cumberland Arms (Byker) Doors 7:30pm

Driven Serious make their return to a venue that they love. Their performances and their debut album have all been lauded with praise by all the bloggers and fans who have listened to them. Their performances are highly energetic, intense and engaging, being frequently compared to the energy of the early Levellers or The Waterboys. After a gig you will be spreading the word. After years of graft, Driven Serious have achieved main stages and headline slots at such festivals as Richmond Live, Consett and Corbridge. Their raucous, rowdy and sense of self-deprecating fun along with the versatile musicianship and song-writing, is refreshing and genuine. Their debut album, released in March 2013 is available on itunes, amazon and as a beautiful hard copy at gigs. "Authenticity and unique edge...a band to look out for in 2014 " - NE Volume "Engaging, unusually inventive and contains a surplus of energy " Equal Ground "Incredibly talented and versitle...I rate this album very highly " Mallaz on Music "Melodic Rabble-Rousers...with a vibrancy you can see thrumming off them" - The Crack The debut album is available on itunes, Amazon, a hard copy at gigs and at local record stores. www.youtube.com/drivenserious www.facebook.com/drivenserious www.drivenserious.com www.twitter.com/driven_serious www.soundcloud.com/drivenserious

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Vikesh Kapoor

on Fri, 6 Mar 2015 at Cardiff The Full Moon 7:30pm

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Kristin Mcclemant 'wild Grips' London Album Launch

on Fri, 6 Mar 2015 at London Heath Street Church 8:00pm

Kristin McClement's debut album The Wild Grips is set for release via Willkommen Records on 23rd February 2015. We are excited to announce a very special full band show featuring past and present musical collaborators, in the beautiful setting of Heath Street Baptist Church in Hampstead. Kristin's music is born of two separate worlds; the vast shape shifting landscape of her childhood South Africa engraved with the melancholic romance of old England's sacred woodland, rivers and valleys. Whilst studying Kristin met cellist Becca Mears (Peggy Sue, The Mariners Children, Eyes & No Eyes) and drummer/percussionist Tom Heather (Rachel Dadd, Sons Of Noel and Adrian, Eyes & No Eyes). As former art school friends the group helped develop Kristin's sound and their unorthodox ideas and approaches are a core element of the album. The Wild Grips refers to our wild nature and Kristin's reaction to it as a songwriter. Hidden behind the glance of every stranger lies the struggle to make sense of these troubling times. What can we pull from the rubble of our modern world?" she asks. Her songs invoke a sense that there must be something more meaningful beyond the windows of our offices, shopping centres and rented houses. Produced by Christian Hardy of The Leisure Society, The Wild Grips is a wide-eyed rendering of modern folk song where the acoustic and the electronic rub alongside. www.kristinmcclement.com / soundcloud.com/kristin-mcclement

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Evan Christopher's Django à La Créole + Mark Harrison

on Fri, 6 Mar 2015 at London Jamboree 8pm to Midnight

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Kevin Dempsey & Rosie Carson In Concert

on Sat, 7 Mar 2015 at Marsden Mechanics Hall Doors 7.30. Concert starts 8pm

Sometimes thought to be a little unlikey as a performing duo & coming from different sides of the Atlantic Ocean KEVIN & ROSIE have much in common musically yet the bring freshness and depth of understanding to their music. This helps mke their performances unique and entertaining. Tickets £10 advance - £12 on the door

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Concert: Northumbrian Small-pipes 2015

on Sat, 7 Mar 2015 at Taunton Halsway Manor 8pm - 11pm

A concert featuring some of the finest exponents of the Northumbrian small-pipes and a chance to hear some of the participants in our Northumbrian Small-pipes Weekend course. Performers: Pauline Cato, Chris Evans, Andy May, Rob Say, Francis Wood.

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Concert: Northumbrian Small-pipes 2015

on Sat, 7 Mar 2015 at Taunton Halsway Manor 8pm - 11pm

A concert featuring some of the finest exponents of the Northumbrian small-pipes and a chance to hear some of the participants in our Northumbrian Small-pipes Weekend course. Performers: Pauline Cato, Chris Evans, Andy May, Rob Say, Francis Wood.

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Dan Korn Debut Album Launch Party

on Sat, 7 Mar 2015 at London Jamboree 8pm to Midnight

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Jeff Warner

on Sat, 7 Mar 2015 at Minehead Acorn Folk Club 7.30pm for 7.45pm

Jeff has performed widely, from large festivals in the UK, to clubs, festivals and schools across America. He plays concertina, banjo, guitar and several pocket instruments, including bones and spoons. And he inhabits a song in a way which few singers can do (Royal Oak Folk Club, Lewes, UK). www.jeffwarner.com

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Jeff Warner

on Sat, 7 Mar 2015 at Minehead Acorn Folk Club 7.30pm for 7.45pm

Jeff has performed widely, from large festivals in the UK, to clubs, festivals and schools across America. He plays concertina, banjo, guitar and several pocket instruments, including bones and spoons. And he inhabits a song in a way which few singers can do (Royal Oak Folk Club, Lewes, UK). www.jeffwarner.com

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Chris Wood

on Sat, 7 Mar 2015 at Sheffield The Heeley Institute Doors 7.30, show 8pm

He's bardcore and he's back at Heeley Institute. The leading English songwriter of his generation returns to the lovely, intimate venue in the heart of the community. Performing songs from a broadening catalogue of award winning and critically lauded albums he has no equal either exploring the parallel lines of the personal and political, or drawing from the well of traditional song. Bound to be a sell out so get your tickets fast!

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Chris Wood

on Sat, 7 Mar 2015 at Sheffield The Heeley Institute Doors 7.30, show 8pm

He's bardcore and he's back at Heeley Institute. The leading English songwriter of his generation returns to the lovely, intimate venue in the heart of the community. Performing songs from a broadening catalogue of award winning and critically lauded albums he has no equal either exploring the parallel lines of the personal and political, or drawing from the well of traditional song. Bound to be a sell out so get your tickets fast!

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Jim Causley & Lukas Drinkwater

on Sat, 7 Mar 2015 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys doors 7pm

Five times BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jim Causley is singer/accordionist who is passionate about traditional song and particularly that of his native Devon. recent years, projects have included touring with Steve Knightley and Kate Rusby. Jim has recorded an album of the poems of his distant relative to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the death of this celebrated Cornish poet. Jim has set to music a diverse selection of Causley's poems to give the audience a taster of the poet's great body of work. Jim will be joined on stage by talented guitarist Lukas Drinkwater.He is reknowned for his warm and jovial stage presence and his rich singing voice has been likened to the fruitiest of ciders! Male Singer of The Year Spiral Earth Awards 2014 Top 10 Folk Albums of 2013 The Telegraph

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Henri Herbert

on Sat, 7 Mar 2015 at Nottingham The Navigation 9.00 pm

Boogie piano master Henri Herbert returns to Nottingham with his one man show.

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Paul Lamb & Chad Strentz

on Sat, 7 Mar 2015 at London Polish Jazz Cafe POSK Doors: 7:30 pm Music: 8:30 pm

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Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

on Sat, 7 Mar 2015 at Totnes Harberton Parish Hall Doors 7.00pm - Concert starts 7.45pm

An evening of traditional and self-penned songs, performed on vocals, guitar, keyboard and woodwind from the winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award 2013 for Best Duo. Two of the British folk scene's most accomplished performers, Dartmoor-based Kathryn and Sean have graced stages the world over in a number of guises. However the intimacy and strength of passion shown as a duo, combined with an eclectic repertoire, ensures a rare treat for any listener. With a story that includes music making with the likes of Seth Lakeman, Cara Dillon, Levellers, Kate Rusby and Show of Hands, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have established themselves as pillars of modern British folk. www.kathrynrobertsandseanlakeman.com. This concert is promoted as a fundraiser by Harberton Cricket Club (and Harberton Playing Field Association), supported by Harberton Folk. Real ale bar supplied by The Bay Horse Inn, Totnes. A Villages In Action event www.villagesinaction.co.uk

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Winter-wilson @ Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 7 Mar 2015 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 8pm

Following the demise of folk-rock band Ragtrade in 1994, former members Kip Winter and Dave Wilson were asked to perform as a duo in their local (The Cross Keys in Upton, Notts, then a regular folk music venue). The success of that first evening led to the formation of Winter Wilson, 17 years of part-time touring, and 5 critically-acclaimed albums. During this time the couple built a reputation for stunning harmonies, spontaneous, off-the-wall humour and fine songs - Vin Garbutt is one of many to have covered Dave's "Storm Around Tumbledown". In 2012, with redundancy looming, the pair took a leap of faith and have been making a living from their music ever since. They have now established their own cottage industry, writing songs, recording, designing album covers, posters, tee shirts, websites, and promotion, setting up tours and spending most of the year living in a camper van. 2013 saw them touring the UK, playing folk clubs and festivals. "Nights off" were filled playing floor spots and singarounds, many of which then led to further bookings, and so the profile grew. With a full bookings diary for 2014, the couple released their sixth album "Cutting Free", selected by the Daily Telegraph as one of its top folk albums of the year. 2015 will see Winter Wilson tour the length and breadth of the UK, delighting audiences in folk clubs and festivals, village halls and arts centres. "It's been a long journey, and it's not over yet." Doors Open 7.30pm Bar & Parking Available Tickets £8.00 in Advance £10.00 on the Door For further details ring 01993831427 / 07870563299 www.wychwoodfolkclub.com

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Michael Mcgoldrick, John Mccusker Agus John Doyle

on Sat, 7 Mar 2015 at Belfast Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich Doors @ 8:00pm

Is triúr ball iad Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker agus John Doyle den tseó mór le rá sin Seisiúin Thrasatlantacha de chuid an BBC agus beidh siad ag seinm sa Chultúrlann mar chuid de chamchuairt ar leith Eorpach. Is deis nach coitianta seo triúr de cheoltóirí iontacha an domhain a fheiceáil ar an ardán le chéile. Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle three members of the BBC acclaimed Transatlantic Sessions will play at An Chultúrlann as part of a unique European tour. This is a rare chance to see three of the world's finest musicians share a stage together.

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Good Luck Mountain[ Mike Ferrio]

on Sat, 7 Mar 2015 at High Wycombe Secret venue 8.00pm start !

RETURN OF GOOD LUCK MOUNTAIN [ MIKE FERRIO EX TANDY] TO THE UK TO PROMOTE THE NEW RELEASE. GOOD LUCK MOUNTAIN TOO ! GREAT SUPPORT FROM JACK HARRIS ! MAKES THIS A CRACKING DOUBLE BILL OF LIVE MUSIC NOT TO BE MISSED. !.

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An Evening Of Klezmer Music: Rabi Gabi

on Sat, 7 Mar 2015 at Bridgwater Arts Centre 8pm

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Judith Owen

on Sun, 8 Mar 2015 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30PM

WELSH SINGER-SONGWRITER Judith Owen's incredible band features drummer Russ Kunkel, bassist Lee Sklar and guitaristWaddy Wachtel, who played on many of the landmark albums of the Laurel Canyon era, including Carole King'sTapestry, James Taylor's Sweet Baby James, and Joni Mitchell's Blue. One of the albums of the year Independent Judith fearlessly explores the duality of the human condition in her new album Ebb & Flow. Turning to the legendary musicians who created the 70s troubadour sound, she says it feels like a homecoming. "It's the sound I heard as a kid and which made me light up. I've brought it home and it feels nice to be here. Cleverly craftedSunday Times It is her role as an unflinching singer-songwriter baring her soul that remains at the core of Owen's creativity. 'Ebb & Flow', she says, feels like a homecoming. It's the sound I heard as a kid and which made me light up. I've brought it home and it feels nice to be here. Reviews for 'Ebb & Flow' One of the albums of the year Independent Cleverly crafted Sunday Times ★★★★ a sincerely straightforward delight Financial Times ★★★★ Classy Q Magazine ★★★★ Potent throughout Daily Mirror ★★★★ a resounding success R2 Magazine ★★★★ Sunday Express The Welsh songstress revisits the velvet texturing of the classic 1970s LA studio sound. It is a choice made not lightly or indulgently as Owen's delicious phrasing and languorous pace bring out the depth and lustre in her svelte songs. Daily Mirror It is her role as an unflinching singer-songwriter baring her soul that remains at the core of Owen's creativity. 'Ebb & Flow', she says, feels like a homecoming. It's the sound I heard as a kid and which made me light up. I've brought it home and it feels nice to be here. Website: judithowen.net

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Henri Herbert Featuring Big John Carter

on Sun, 8 Mar 2015 at London 100 Club Doors 7.30pm, start time 8.30pm

The titans of Boogie Woogie Piano join forces for this special night of stomping piano power at London's legendary 100 Club.

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Peter Knight's Gigspanner

on Sun, 8 Mar 2015 at Tiddington Community Centre 7.30pm (doors at 7.00pm)

Peter Knight's Gigspanner return for a third fund-raising concert, with all profits going to The Shakespeare Hospice. Peter Knight, Steeleye Span's legendary violinist for over 40 years, is joined by Roger Flack on guitar and Vincent Salzfaas on congas and djembe, combining for the "unique Gigspanner sound". "Gigspanner produce music of intelligently crafted brilliance" - Songlines Magazine. "Peter Knight can spin the world on his bow" - Sir Terry Pratchett. "Exceptional stuff and not to be missed" - Acoustic Magazine. The last Gigspanner concert at Tiddington was a sell-out, so get your tickets early.

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David Hughes

on Sun, 8 Mar 2015 at Canterbury The Black Robin Inn Doors 6pm for 6.30pm start

David Hughes Sunday 8th March 2015 The Black Robin Inn, Kingston, nr Canterbury David Hughes is an acoustic guitarist, songwriter, author and playwright. His six albums include, ACTIVE IN THE PARISH, which, in 1997 was named by Q magazine as one of their albums of the year. His five published books include, THE MALDONIANS, and the diary of a UK tour supporting Fairport Convention. His plays, with a determinedly local focus, regularly sell out in Maldon, Essex. His sharp, half-spoken delivery and rhythmically-percussive finger-style guitar earned him regular slots on BBC Radio Four's Loose Ends with the late Ned Sherrin. He has recorded and performed with some of the finest musicians in the UK including Gerry Conway (Jethro Tull / Fairport Convention), Jacqui McShee, Danny Thompson, Bert Jansch (Pentangle), Dave Mattacks, Chris Leslie, Dave Pegg (Fairport Convention), Spencer Cozens (Joan Armatrading / John Martyn), Alan Thomson (John Martyn), Chris While, Julie Matthews (BBC Folk Award winners), and Eddi Reader. He has toured the UK and Europe with Bert Jansch, Pentangle and Fairport Convention. His Internet tour diary, THE FAIRPORT TOUR, published by the Folk Corporation in 1998, sold worldwide. He is also the writer and voice of YouTube sensation "Dengie Boy" and, in the guise of alter ego, Cocker Freeman, was, for three years, a regular weekly contributor to BBC Essex and co-author of the spoof self-help smoker's guide book "Cough Your Way To Fitness". In 2001, David was the founder member of the St Agnes Fountain project. Together with Chris Leslie, Chris While and Julie Matthews, the band recorded an album of Christmas music and enjoyed a hugely successful December tour that has now established itself as a "seasonal tradition", the band touring to sell-out audiences each December since with seven further albums. In 2011 he self-produced his fifth album on the Folk Corporation label, "Songs Of Integrity (and other compositions)" and a planned sixth album is scheduled for 2014. "one of the country's most witty, able writers" FROOTS "Sharp, literate...apply here for a treat." MOJO "Anyone who's in danger of overdosing on the oh-so-sensitive-and-mellow end of the acoustic spectrum should check out David Hughes..sharp eye..sardonic wit..very British." DIRTY LINEN, USA "..find yourself intrigued, amused and entertained by a man who understands that folk music is about far more than middle class navel gazing or fol-de-bloody-rol cheesy maypole bollocks...lyrically inventive, funny and as sharp as a newly-minted pin, Hughes also possesses a remarkably assured way with a guitar (ie, he can really play the bugger)." MAKING MUSIC "Caustic, literate...inspired" **** Q MAGAZINE " dry as tinder, more observant than Jodrell Bank Q MAGAZINE "A sharply rhythmic guitar picker...he half sings, half speaks a stream of intelligent, well-observed and witty lyrics. That rare thing, a singer-songwriter without a trace of meandering self-absorption or lecturing." FROOTS "He gave them everything he had. A poet with a riveting way of getting over his words while his fingers effortlessly picked out the rhythms. The songs are tender, political, reflective and human...At times he took on the mantle of Hoagy Carmichael with his syncopations and blues rhythms and the sophistication of his literary references. David Hughes deserves to be better known, a true artist. Go to see him." THE SCOTSMAN (Edinburgh Festival) www.davidhughesmusic.co.uk Doors 6pm for 6.30pm start Tickets £12 online £13 cash or cheque in advance £14 on the door Choice of booking options on www.folkinthebarn.co.uk

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O'hooley & Tidow, Lady Maisery And Grace Petrie. International Folk Women Day

on Sun, 8 Mar 2015 at London St Pancras Old Church Doors 7.30pm, Starts 8pm

Three of the British folk scene's finest, most formidable and forthright female acts take to the stage to celebrate International Women's Day. BBC 6 Music favourites O'Hooley and Tidow will be joined by BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Finalists Lady Maisery and the irrepressible Leicester songwriter Grace Petrie. A rare opportunity to experience these thought provoking, heartfelt, entertaining and enthralling women in one unrepeatable performance. O'Hooley and Tidow: "Defiant, robust, political, northern, poetical folk music for the times we live in."Independent "Lady Maisery are women with ideas, purpose and urgency. They create powerful, enthralling work".Songlines Grace Petrie:"A powerful new songwriting voice". Guardian

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O'hooley & Tidow, Lady Maisery And Grace Petrie. International Folk Women Day

on Sun, 8 Mar 2015 at London St Pancras Old Church Doors 7.30pm, Starts 8pm

Three of the British folk scene's finest, most formidable and forthright female acts take to the stage to celebrate International Women's Day. BBC 6 Music favourites O'Hooley and Tidow will be joined by BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Finalists Lady Maisery and the irrepressible Leicester songwriter Grace Petrie. A rare opportunity to experience these thought provoking, heartfelt, entertaining and enthralling women in one unrepeatable performance. O'Hooley and Tidow: "Defiant, robust, political, northern, poetical folk music for the times we live in."Independent "Lady Maisery are women with ideas, purpose and urgency. They create powerful, enthralling work".Songlines Grace Petrie:"A powerful new songwriting voice". Guardian

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An Audience Without Jake Thackray

on Sun, 8 Mar 2015 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

JOHN WATTERSON as Fake Thackray celebrates Jake's music, genius and humour John Watterson, an adopted Yorkshireman, was born and grew up on the Isle of Man, which is where he first saw and met Jake Thackray in 1975. He recalls a performance which had the audience in stitches and a chat with a very modest and self-deprecating Jake at the interval 'a huge talent who earned a standing ovation and yet was happy to have a pint at the bar and didn't really see what the fuss was about'. On learning of Jake's passing in 2002, John decided that the songs were too good not to be kept alive, so he set about learning more of them. John performed at a memorial evening in Monmouth attended by Jake's widow, Sheila, and two of their sons (who signed the back of his guitar now a much treasured possession). 'The scariest gig of my life but such a privilege!' John is a talented guitarist and vocalist and his appreciation and love of Jake Thackray's music is obvious to his audience. His performance is a celebration of Jake's life, his work and his genius a highly entertaining, heartfelt tribute to one of the finest songwriters of the 20th century. Jake's songs are exquisitely funny, satirical, incisive, irreverent, witty and gloriously un-PC and sometimes all of these at the same time. Jake was a one-off, his poetry broke the rules yet worked beautifully. He was a true craftsman of the English language, and his legacy of scores of songs continues to delight audiences of all ages today. John toured the show with Fairport Convention on their 6-week nationwide tour, and performed 20 shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, earning several 4-star reviews. 'It is wonderful that Jake still has so many fans across the country, and the younger generation are catching on to a man who should be regarded as one of our greatest national treasures' says John. 'Jake would have loved the skill, the accuracy and the affection.but he would have been utterly baffled that anyone would have written a tribute to him. One of Jake's many unique qualities was that the word flattery was completely absent from his otherwise huge vocabulary. Long may John continue to keep Jake's memory alive so affectionately and skilfully, and introduce more people to one of the most remarkable talents I ever met.' Sir Richard Stilgoe 'Jake Thackray's songs are funny, poignant, witty, tricky, romantic and wise. John Watterson brings these wonderful songs to a new public who will no doubt love them as much as Jake's old fans. It is marvellous that Jake's treasured songs ride again. They are in safe hands.' Ralph McTell 'We can't have Jake back but this is the next best thing!' Mike Harding 'I knew Jake and am sure he would be very proud of what John is doing!' Richard Digance

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Michael Mcgoldrick, John Mccusker Agus John Doyle

on Sun, 8 Mar 2015 at Belfast Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich Doors @ 8:00pm

Is triúr ball iad Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker agus John Doyle den tseó mór le rá sin Seisiúin Thrasatlantacha de chuid an BBC agus beidh siad ag seinm sa Chultúrlann mar chuid de chamchuairt ar leith Eorpach. Is deis nach coitianta seo triúr de cheoltóirí iontacha an domhain a fheiceáil ar an ardán le chéile. Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle three members of the BBC acclaimed Transatlantic Sessions will play at An Chultúrlann as part of a unique European tour. This is a rare chance to see three of the world's finest musicians share a stage together.

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The Henry Girls

on Sun, 8 Mar 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 2pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 2pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 2.30pm. 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 3.15pm. 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 Henry Girls are fast becoming one of the most talked about folk/roots acts to come out of Ireland in the last decade, and within a few years have developed a growing international profile from touring in Europe, North America and further afield. Hailing from County Donegal, these three sisters blend classic Traditional Irish trad with a hint of Americana, and a nod to bluegrass. The girls are renowned for their fine close harmonies and musical arrangements, and have been likened to many other siblings such as The McGarrigle Sisters, The Andrews Sisters and The Everly Brothers. They have been playing and writing together for more than a decade and Karen, Lorna and Joleen now have four albums to their credit. Their most recent 'December Moon', produced by Calum Malcolm (Blue Nile, Heidi Talbot) has been the release that won them most attention. The trio of multi-instrumentalists (harp, fiddle, accordion, guitar, piano and ukulele all make an appearance) were invited as Special Guests to join the Altan & Friends show being staged on the main stage of Glasgow Royal Concert Hall at Celtic Connections. They have a string of other big occasion appearances lined up for 2013 including Orkney Folk Festival. The Girls have attracted the attention of some of the best-known names on radio, BBC Radio 2's legendary Bob Harris describing their music as beautiful. The print reviews have been strong too, all indicating that finally, their time has come, with fRoots magazine saying they were full bodied and powerfully dynamic while R2 (Rock 'n' Reel) magazine called them a class act. Those fortunate enough to have seen them 'live' on stage will all agree with the sentiments of The Irish Times who simply described the experience as a joy. The sisters have toured and collaborated on various other music projects, most notably with top Cambridge, Massachusetts, singer-songwriter, Ry Cavanaugh, renowned as the man behind the legendary Session Americana phenomenon, and The Fox Hunt, from West Virginia, with whom they have recorded.

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Hannah Aldridge

on Sun, 8 Mar 2015 at Southampton The Talking Heads Doors at 7.30pm

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Lucy & The Caterpillar

on Sun, 8 Mar 2015 at Manchester The Castle Hotel 7.30pm

Lucy & the Caterpillar is a name you might be familiar with, having been a regular around the north's music scene a few years ago, earning herself much mainstream press in the process and playing alongside the likes of Adele, Florence and Laura Marling among others. After taking a brief hiatus, spending time opening her own vintage boutique shop in Hebden Bridge which is also named 'Lucy & the Caterpillar' and launching her own clothing label Lucille, Lucy is now back with new music, and better than ever. The first tracks included on the forthcoming Coming Back Home EP demonstrate a refined vocal and Lucy's most intimate lyrics to-date. An impressive return. This show marks the launch of her new EP, with both Xfm and BBC Introducing having already shown renewed support.

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Katarina Gadjanski & Gypsy Fever

on Sun, 8 Mar 2015 at London Jamboree 7pm

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Angel Snow + Ben Glover

on Mon, 9 Mar 2015 at Brighton The Greys 8:30pm

terrace cred. presents: This star, no, both these stars are on the rise. From Chickamunga, Georgia, Angel Snow arrived in Nashville Tennessee via California and Philadelphia Pa. There, she was taken under the wing of Alison Krauss, who offered her the opening slot at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and introduced her to brother Viktor, because she felt they'd have 'a cool creative chemistry'. That song-writing partnership has paid off, with a batch of songs co-written with Viktor Krauss not only appearing on Angel's new album (produced by Viktor) but 'Lie Awake' found its way onto Alison Krauss and Union Station's 'Paper Airplane' CD. With airplay from Bob Harris and a TV spot that has turned heads, here's a chance to catch Angel Snow before she, um, snowballs bigtime into the firmament. Touring alongside is Ben Glover, from Glenarm, Co. Antrim, who has spent life around the globe with big names like Vince Gill, Buddy Miller, Gretchen Peters and Mary Gauthier. Gretchen and Mary share much of the songwriting with Ben Glover on his new album 'Atlantic', which features 'Blackbird's - a duet with Gretchen Peters. Angel and Ben will play a set each and perform together - a real treat.

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The Nick Rooke Band

on Mon, 9 Mar 2015 at Etton The Processed Pea doors open 6.30 for 8pm.

The Nick Rooke Band is a 4 piece combo comprising Nick Rooke on vocals, banjo and mandolin; Kim Rooke on Bass; Paul Blackburn on fiddle, accordion and woodwind, and Eddie Winlow on guitar and vocals. Well worth a visit.

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Gren Bartley Band

on Mon, 9 Mar 2015 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

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Gren Bartley Band

on Mon, 9 Mar 2015 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

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Eleanor Mcevoy

on Tue, 10 Mar 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

ALONE... THE PERFORMANCE As The Echo recently said of Her Wexford Festival Fringe Opening Night Concert Her obvious musicality now attracts a knowledgeable audience eager to venture wherever she takes them. It was yet one more triumphant outing for a musical wizard and a woman of immense talent.

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Yvonne Lyon

on Tue, 10 Mar 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Yvonne Lyon is among the UK's brightest and best emerging singer/songwriters. She returns to Green Note with a collection of songs from her much anticipated new album, These Small Rebellions. Having recently supported Eddi Reader throughout the UK, performed with Beth Nielsen Chapman and co-written with Boo Hewerdine, Yvonne continues to establish herself as an artist of considerable significance. She has guested on two live sessions with Bob Harris on his BBC Radio 2 show and has recently completed a Masters Degree in Songwriting and Performance. Yvonne consistently stirs audiences with her memorable and emotive performances, combining poignant lyrics with creative melodies and demonstrating a voice that can be both fragile and intense. 'just stunning music' Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 'beautifully sung and played a fine, fine album' R2 Magazine 'gorgeous voice' Q Magazine 'a fine voice... a fine album and one that is refreshingly positive' The Telegraph 'an awesome level of talent that I cannot compare' Maverick Magazine 'a wonderful talent a lady with class' Americana UK www.yvonnelyonmusic.com

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The Unthanks

on Wed, 11 Mar 2015 at Manchester Ritz 7.00pm

Nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and the only British folk representation in the Guardian and Uncut's best albums of last decade, The Unthanks have an army of notable fans Martin Freeman, Elvis Costello, Colin Firth, Robert Wyatt, Ben Folds, Ryan Adams, Rosanne Cash, Dawn French, Paul Morley, Ewan McGregor and Nick Hornby, to name but a few. The Unthanks is a family affair for Tyneside sisters Rachel and Becky Unthank, with Rachel married to pianist, producer, arranger and composer Adrian McNally. Using the traditional music of the North East of England as a starting point, the influence of Steve Reich, Miles Davis, Sufjan Stevens, Robert Wyatt, Antony & The Johnsons, King Crimson and Tom Waits can be heard in the band's seven albums to date. Since releasing three project albums in one year back in 2012, The Unthanks have been hiding away in Northumberland, quietly working away on an ambitious follow-up to 2011's Last. Who knows how rich, imaginative and groundbreaking their new album will be, released to coincide with this tour, and to be brought to life on stage with a talented 10-piece band. It's anyone's guess. Those project albums the orchestral ambition of a brass band collaboration, a reimagining of the work of Robert Wyatt and Antony Hegarty, and a soundtrack to a film about the shipbuilding industry give little clue, while work since then with Orbital, Sting, Adrian Utley (Portishead), Martin Green (Lau), Martin Hayes, The Voice Squad, Charles Hazlewood, The Moulettes and German composer Werner Cee is so disparate that making predictions is impossible. Definable only by their restless, peerless eccentricity, The Unthanks see folk music less as a style of music and more as a oral history that offers perspective on our own time. Their unique approach to storytelling straddles the complex relationship between modernism and learning from the past. Staunch traditionalism and sonic adventure may seem like polar opposites, yet they are easy bedfellows in the gentle hands of The Unthanks. 'The Unthanks seem to regard folk music the same way Miles Davis regarded jazz: as a launch pad for exploring the wider possibilities' Uncut 'There really is no better folk band in the land' Q Magazine ** 14+ only. 14s to 16s must be accompanied by an adult. **

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Nancy Kerr & The Sweet Visitor Band

on Wed, 11 Mar 2015 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath doors 7.15; start 7.45pm

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John Renbourn & Wizz Jones

on Wed, 11 Mar 2015 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

Venue doors 7:00pm

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Folklore Presents .. Joan Shelley

on Wed, 11 Mar 2015 at London Green Note 7:00pm

The Guardian: Shelley is from Kentucky, and the recently-released Electric Ursa is her third record, recorded in Louisville in the past year. She has a similar woebegone beauty to Sharon Van Etten and Torres, and First of August showcases her voice quite sublimely it has a kind of damp weight, as if she's singing just before rain, and you hear the mood long before the words take shape. Musically there's an undeniably Appalachian tilt across the album, banjo, guitar, the brush of drums, which makes new songs sound stained-in, late-night and a little road-weary in an entirely good way.

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Woody Pines - Rock Solid Sexy Old Time Vaudeville Hill-billy Groove From Asheville, North Carolina

on Wed, 11 Mar 2015 at Towersey The Three Horseshoes Doors 7:30pm On stage 8:00pm Finish 10:15pm

No stranger to fans of the new folk music coming from all corners of the USA. Alongside artists like Old Crow Medicine Show and Pokey LaFarge, Woody Pines continues to forage thru the secret world of old 78′s and to write new chapters in the Anthology of American Music. Integrating sounds from Leadbelly to Bob Dylan, from Woody Guthrie to Preservation Hall, Woody Pines belts out songs of fast cars, pretty women and hard luck with a distinctive vintage twang. Woody was a founding member of the Kitchen Syncopators, a legendary busking street jug-band from Eugene, OR, that were one of the most exciting acts to emerge out of the West Coast folk scene in recent history. Since the Kitchen Syncopators disbanded years ago, Woody Pines has been writing and recording albums and frequently performing for audiences everywhere, while co-founder of the band, Gill Landry, has gone on to join Old Crow Medicine Show while pursuing his own solo projects. Recently signing with Nashville's Muddy Roots Music, for the release of the much anticipated new record and the subsequent release of Woody's four independent releases has this band working hard in the studio, on the road, and on the songwriting front-line. The distinctive viper sound is brought together with Skip Frontz Jr. on the upright bass, adding both foot tappin' low-end and rapid fire percussion with his sought after slap technique that has blown people away night after night. Brad Tucker on the vintage electric guitar and vocal harmonies fills out the trio, working his magic to make the band sound bigger then they are. Woody plays the National Guitar, harmonica and floor tom, singing in a voice sounding uncannily like a young Willie Nelson.

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Rag Mama Rag

on Wed, 11 Mar 2015 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe Doors 7.00pm Starts 8.00pm

Country blues, rags and stomps!

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Phil Beer (solo)

on Thu, 12 Mar 2015 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

Phil Beer is the multi-instrumental half of the west countryʼs award winning acoustic duo, Show of Hands, described as a true craftsman, a master musician and consummate performer. With a professional career of over 36 years, Phil has a great deal of material to draw on for his solo appearances. All are songs and music of memory and significance sung in the subtle and melodic Phil Beer style and interjected with musings and amusings to an almost personal audience. It is a treat of past and current favourites from one of the most popular musicians on the acoustic circuit. Press Reviews A Phil Beer gig is one spent in the company of a true craftsman, a master musician and consummate performer Spiral Earth Phil Beer seems able to play anything with strings, and the back drop of instruments lining the stage barely leaves room for hima highly accomplished musician, a very funny man, and a night to remember - Froots Magazine A Phil Beer solo gig is far more than a folk concert. As well as a raft of fantastic anecdotes, he dropped in on a range of American musical greats: Hoyt Axton, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Steve Earle and blues legends, Reverend Gary Davis and Blind Willie Dixon - Nottingham Post www.philbeer.co.uk

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Chris Wood

on Thu, 12 Mar 2015 at Frome Rook Lane Chapel 7.00pm

Promoted by Ash Keys Music www.ashkeysmusic.com www.chriswoodmusic.co.uk/ Nominated Best Original Song 'None the Wiser' BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014 Songwriter of the Year Spiral Earth Awards 2014 Folk Singer of the Year & Best Original Song 'Hollow Point' BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2011 Criticised by an art school lecturer as having a remarkable eye for trivia Chris Wood's love of small things has made him one of England's most vivid and arresting song writers. With gentle intelligence he weaves the tradition with his own contemporary parables. Hollow Point is his chilling ballad of the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezez and Wood's feel for the sheer "one thing after another-ness" of life allows us, for the first time, to see the event through the eyes of the victim.

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Angel Snow + Ben Glover

on Thu, 12 Mar 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ANGEL SNOW: The highest calibre of artistry is often intertwined with the deepest sincerity. As is the case with rising star Angel Snow, whose music is the truest and most honest reflection of her life. Her story plays out in self-penned songs, where detail by detail she lets the listener in on her innermost thoughts, hopes, and dreams. Sometimes sorrowful, often hopeful, and always looking toward faith, Snow's music is nothing if not sincere. Combine this honesty with sweeping folk melodies and bluesy guitar riffs, and the result is the captivating landscape of sound found on her new self-titled album. Fate and faithful perseverance have brought Snow to the present, as she prepares to release her second full-length set. With a major boost from acclaimed star Alison Krauss, Snow's lifelong dreams are coming to fruition. Krauss and Union Station recorded three songs written by Snow for the deluxe edition of the band's latest album. When I met Alison I knew that something was about to happen in my life, Snow recalls. The stars aligned in one afternoon, and I met her at the home of a mutual friend. I gave her a CD and she asked me to come to her house the next day. She made me realize that better things were in store for me. It was more than I could have ever hoped for. She felt like her brother Viktor and I would have cool creative chemistry. She was right on, because a week later Vik and I wrote the song 'Lie Awake' on our first meeting. And that song ended up on the new Alison Krauss and Union Station record. Much like the music of her greatest influences, Snow's songs veer between imagined stories like this one and real-life experiences, always showing incredible sympathy for the suffering and downtrodden. Among her favourite songwriters are Radiohead's Thom Yorke, Peter Gabriel, Brian Eno, Bob Dylan, Trent Reznor, and Elliot Smith. In the two years since meeting Viktor, a renowned musician in his own right, they have written dozens of songs and started work on Snow's sophomore album. With Viktor Krauss as producer, they recruited stellar session players including drummer Matt Chamberlain. The album has eight new songs as well as a few updated tracks originally found on her well-received debut, Fortune Tellers. Her long voyage of faith has led her to the present, where opportunity appears limitless. It's an amazing feeling, she says of her success thus far. It's indescribable. It's been a hard road, and a lot of hard work, but it's all been worth it. It's been a hell of a journey. BEN GLOVER: Ben Glover hails from Glenarm, Co Antrim, a small coastal village in Northern Ireland. This singer/songwriter, inspired by the sounds of Dylan, Cohen, and Cash, traded in a degree in law to pursue music. Glover has been compared to Ryan Adams, David Gray and Bruce Springsteen and has been called one one of the finest writers in Ireland today. He now lives in Nashville. Glover has garnered rave album and concert reviews from across the globe and has toured extensively both as an opening act as well as a headliner. In the past calendar year his touring schedule included dates in Belfast, London, Glasgow, Copenhagen, Oslo, Edinburgh, Dublin, New York, Turin, Brussels as well as dates at the famed Hotel Café in Los Angeles and Nashville's legendary Bluebird Café. Glover has toured and/or performed with Vince Gill, Mickey Raphael, Buddy Miller, Jim Lauderdale, Mary Gauthier, Gretchen Peters and Jason Mraz. His songs have been used in feature films such as Finding Joy, and "Light Years," and the hit webisode series Adults Only. TV programs such as MTV's "The Real World," and Sky's Stella have used many of Ben's songs and The BBC and Coca Cola have chosen his music for ad campaigns. Ben recently finished his most personal recording to date. His new record, Atlantic, brought the songwriter back to his Irish roots - literally. He and several musicians set up in the living room of his childhood summer home on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean and recorded every track live. A number of the songs on the record were co-written with prominent folk/Americana songwriters Gretchen Peters and Mary Gauthier and features "Blackbirds," a duet with Peters. The result of this stripped down recording and musical homecoming is Ben's finest offering yet.

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The Gren Bartley Band

on Thu, 12 Mar 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

Gren is a poetic and gifted young songwriter touring in support of a brand new third album and joined by a formidable trio of female noise-makers. Lydia Glanville strikes her drum kit with verve and intricacy, laying a perfect backdrop for the atmospheric violin, cello, keyboards and backing vocals of Julia Disney and Sarah Smout.

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The Gren Bartley Band

on Thu, 12 Mar 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

Gren is a poetic and gifted young songwriter touring in support of a brand new third album and joined by a formidable trio of female noise-makers. Lydia Glanville strikes her drum kit with verve and intricacy, laying a perfect backdrop for the atmospheric violin, cello, keyboards and backing vocals of Julia Disney and Sarah Smout.

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Miles Hunt & Erica Nockalls

on Thu, 12 Mar 2015 at Leicester The Musician Doors 8.00pm

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Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker

on Fri, 13 Mar 2015 at Bristol The Folk House 7.30pm

Double BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominees Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker infuse ageless stories of love and loss with their exquisite command of many instruments. Whether interpreting words centuries old or singing her own authentic lyrics, Josienne's jewel-like voice finds the nuance in the simplest phrase and sends it, effortlessly, straight to your heart. Ben's musical tact and flair for arrangement provide the perfect setting, allowing the song centre-stage. www.josienneclarke.co.uk

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Alasdair Roberts

on Fri, 13 Mar 2015 at Guildford The Electric Theatre 7.30pm

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Richard Digance

on Fri, 13 Mar 2015 at Bognor Regis Seasons 7.30pm - 11pm

Richard is one of the `greats` of the entertainment world. His careers spans TV, radio, Festivals, World Tours - you name it he`s done it ! His style of entertainment is hugely enjoyable and his humour and playing talent as sharp as ever

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Richard Digance

on Fri, 13 Mar 2015 at Bognor Regis Seasons 7.30pm - 11pm

Richard is one of the `greats` of the entertainment world. His careers spans TV, radio, Festivals, World Tours - you name it he`s done it ! His style of entertainment is hugely enjoyable and his humour and playing talent as sharp as ever

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The Phil Beer Band

on Fri, 13 Mar 2015 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

The Phil Beer Band performs a unique blend of folk and roll trawled from Phil's treasure trove of traditional tunes and American country rock. The highly popular line up comprises Gareth Turner (Little Johnny England), Steve Crickett (Arizona Smoke Review), Nick Quarmby (Colvin Quarmby), Olivia Dunn (Mad Dog McCrae) and of course, Phil Beer and promises to deliver a lively cocktail of folk, rock, country and blues once again this year. Phil Beer is the multi-instrumentalist half of England's foremost acoustic duo 'Show of Hands'. His instrumental wizardry is well documented and has been utilised by countless artists over the years, the most notable being The Rolling Stones, Mike Oldfield and Steve Harley. He was for many years lead guitarist and singer with the Albion Band and co-wrote many of their songs. He has also made many forays into film and television music as well as finding time to produce and record albums for other artistes. While having his feet firmly in the 'Acoustic' camp, he has kept his hand in with electric music with an annual outing of The Phil Beer Band. These have become increasingly popular, and are now packing out venues on an regular basis. The current line-up of the band features : Phil Beer Guitars/Fiddles/Mandolins/Vocals Gareth Turner Melodeons Steve Crickett Drums Nick Quarmby Bass/Vocals Oliva Dunn Fiddle/Vocals The Band plays a unique blend of folk 'n' roll which is quite unlike any other band currently on the circuit. They cannot be pigeonholed as Folk Rock! The Guardian once described their sound as where Steve Earle & Richard Thompson Collide. Gareth Turner has been a member of the Albion Band and is the Melodeon player and tunesmith of the already critically acclaimed 'Little Johnny England'. Miranda Sykes is a much sought-after musician on the folk 'n roll scene, having played with Pressgang and The Bill Jones Band, apart from playing with the Phil Beer Band she is also the 'third man' in Show of Hands! Nick Quarmby plays bass with Colvin Quarmby as well as being part of the legendary 'The Dockery Boys'. Steve Crickett divides his time between playing drums and helping manage a provincial theatre. He and Phil have been in several bands over the years including the now legendary 'Arizona Smoke Revue', the roots rock sensation of the early '80s. Press Reviews Phil Beer Band 'Where Steve Earle and Richard Thompson collide' The Guardian 'Phil Beer can turn his hand to almost every stringed instrument known to man' The Scotsman The Band offers a fast, frenetic, feel-good evening with a generous helping of humour and sees Phil picking up his electric guitar for a change - North Devon Echo www.philbeer.co.uk

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Garth Hewitt - Something For The Soul Tour

on Fri, 13 Mar 2015 at Bakewell All Saints' Church Doors open 7.00pm, concert at 7.30 pm

Garth Hewitt has been writing and singing songs of peace and justice for 40 years. He established Amos Trust in 1985 to give voice to the untold stories of the forgotten communities he met during his singing around the world, and to pursue his commitment to justice and peace. The concert will include songs and stories about communities in Palestine, Nicaragua and elsewhere campaigning for justice.

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Ben Moss & Laurel Swift

on Fri, 13 Mar 2015 at Guildford Institute Doors 7.30pm Music 8.00pm

Laurel is a musician, dancer and choreographer of the national dance troupe Morris Offspring. Ben is a folk arts practitioner and dancer. Together they deliver rich vocal harmonies and punchy arrangements of traditional songs and tunes infused with a great energy and bounce honed by years dancing. Three fiddles, two voices, one melodeon and possibly even a pair of clogs. More information on Ben and Laurel can be found at http://www.benandlaurel.com/

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Ben Moss & Laurel Swift

on Fri, 13 Mar 2015 at Guildford Institute Doors 7.30pm Music 8.00pm

Laurel is a musician, dancer and choreographer of the national dance troupe Morris Offspring. Ben is a folk arts practitioner and dancer. Together they deliver rich vocal harmonies and punchy arrangements of traditional songs and tunes infused with a great energy and bounce honed by years dancing. Three fiddles, two voices, one melodeon and possibly even a pair of clogs. More information on Ben and Laurel can be found at http://www.benandlaurel.com/

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Kim Churchill

on Fri, 13 Mar 2015 at Tunbridge Wells The Forum 8pm

Australian folk/rock and blues musician and songwriter Kim Churchill announces his first UK headline tour with 12 dates in March 2015 including The Borderline in London. Known for his dynamic live performances which focus on his deft guitar work while simultaneously playing percussion, harmonica and vocals, Kim has already accomplished impressive feats in his short time as a professional musician. He is recognised as much internationally as he is in his homeland, having performed headline shows, festivals and supports alike all over the world. In recent years he has opened for Billy Bragg, Seth Lakeman and Michael Franti, and performed at several notable festivals such as Montreal Jazz, Glastonbury, Beautiful Days, SXSW, Winnipeg Folk Festival and the Byron Bay Blues Festival. 24 year old Kim's new album Silence/Win, produced by Warne Livesey (Midnight Oil), is out now. On the album Kim matches his lyrical artistry with fierce vocals; he is a sonic architect, using his instruments to create landscapes to animate his lyrics. Live, he is a true virtuoso. www.kimchurchill.com VIDEO - Window to the Sky (Slince/Win) - http://youtu.be/Iy04V45dgrw

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Nik Turner's Space Gypsy

on Fri, 13 Mar 2015 at Sinderhope High Forest Community Centre 7:30pm

www.nikturner.com

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Boys Of The Lough

on Fri, 13 Mar 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8.00pm

The first of the full-time professional Celtic bands to arise on the international scene, Boys of the Lough now occupy a unique position of respect in the world of traditional music. They have completed over seventy tours of the USA and their performances and recordings are spread over five decades. Featuring players from Ireland and the Shetlands, all true originals, the Boys have earned respect on both sides of the Atlantic and continue to act as role models for countless younger musicians. Their concerts, recordings and compositions were crucial in bringing about the current explosion of interest in all facets of Celtic music. This promises to be a great night out with traditional music at its best. One of the finest bands in Celtic traditional music The New York Times

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Boys Of The Lough

on Fri, 13 Mar 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8.00pm

The first of the full-time professional Celtic bands to arise on the international scene, Boys of the Lough now occupy a unique position of respect in the world of traditional music. They have completed over seventy tours of the USA and their performances and recordings are spread over five decades. Featuring players from Ireland and the Shetlands, all true originals, the Boys have earned respect on both sides of the Atlantic and continue to act as role models for countless younger musicians. Their concerts, recordings and compositions were crucial in bringing about the current explosion of interest in all facets of Celtic music. This promises to be a great night out with traditional music at its best. One of the finest bands in Celtic traditional music The New York Times

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Boys Of The Lough

on Fri, 13 Mar 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8.00pm

The first of the full-time professional Celtic bands to arise on the international scene, Boys of the Lough now occupy a unique position of respect in the world of traditional music. They have completed over seventy tours of the USA and their performances and recordings are spread over five decades. Featuring players from Ireland and the Shetlands, all true originals, the Boys have earned respect on both sides of the Atlantic and continue to act as role models for countless younger musicians. Their concerts, recordings and compositions were crucial in bringing about the current explosion of interest in all facets of Celtic music. This promises to be a great night out with traditional music at its best. One of the finest bands in Celtic traditional music The New York Times

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Acoustic Amnesty For The Big Issue March 13 2015

on Fri, 13 Mar 2015 at Salford Sacred Trinity Church: Doors 7pm for prompt 7.30pm start.

The next Acoustic Amnesty fundraiser will again be at the beautiful Sacred Trinity church on Friday March 13 2015. This time we are fundraising for the excellent Big Issue in the North. It will be seated and totally silent for performances with the (well stocked!) bar in a separate room. We are returning to our roots and there will be no sound system whatsoever - totally acoustic using the natural acoustics of the venue. The acts are: - Circle of songwriters - John Mackie, Iain Till, The Young Vanish, Robbie Cavanagh & James Holt. They will all be on stage together and take turns to perform. The "circle of songwriters" set-up is from John Mackie's Indie Profile radio programme on FAB International. - Metre of performance poets - Kieran King, Ben Mellor & Rose Condo. 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 Moon Face + Dallahan

on Fri, 13 Mar 2015 at London The Courtyard 7pm - 12am

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Steve Knightley

on Fri, 13 Mar 2015 at Garboldisham Village Hall;' 7.30 pm

Award-winning singer-songwriter from top UK roots/acoustic outfit Show of Hands sets out on a mammoth solo tour of rural and community venues the length and breadth of the UK.

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Luke Jackson

on Fri, 13 Mar 2015 at Cardiff Chapter Arts Centre 7.30 pm

Luke Jackson is a young Roots Singer/Songwriter from Canterbury, Kent, who in 2013 was nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and The Young Folk Category. With a bold, distinctive voice and a sweet, percussive guitar style, Luke is a confident and captivating live performer. Over the past few years he has steadily been developing a reputation for himself in the Folk & Roots circuits either through his solo shows, many festival appearances or when opening for such luminaries as Show of Hands, Steve Knightley, Martyn Joseph, Karine Polwart, Oysterband, Paul Brady, Glen Tilbrook, Sarah Jarosz and Lucy Ward He has also completed two short tours of Scotland, which this year included playing at both the highly regarded Belladrum and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals. His debut album 'More Than Boys' produced by the acclaimed Welsh Singer-Songwriter Martyn Joseph was released in 2012 to great reviews, as was the follow up 'Fumes and Faith' in early 2014. This record was co-produced by Luke with Cardiff based American producer Mason Neely and further reflects his development as both a writer and performer. What They Say: an outstanding heir to the likes of Richard Thompson and Martin Simpson - Acoustic magazine 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 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 huge talent is emerging Acoustic Magazine Support from - The Brwmys The Brwmys are a foot stomping feel good folk band who describe their music as jigtastic folk from bangra to Balinese. The band are a popular crowd pleasing live act and have released several EPs including Trees & Treachery in 2014. Website address: http://thebrwmys.wix.com/brwmys Tickets £8 in advance £10 on the door (subject to availability)

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Calan

on Fri, 13 Mar 2015 at London Kings Place 8.00pm

Calan bring together the remarkable talents of five young musicians giving a fresh and vibrant sound to traditional Welsh music. With their contemporary and lively approach they breathe new life into the old traditions. Sparkling melodies, foot tapping tunes and a spirited and energetic performance of Welsh step dancing. They blast their way through some of the old favourite reels, jigs and hornpipes before melting into some of the most beautiful and haunting songs. The band has been building up a big following since their early days of busking in the streets of Cardiff. They have introduced a new generation of music fans to Welsh traditional music in Wales and well beyond. Audiences in Belgium, Italy and France as well as all over the UK have given them a terrific reception and their next stop will be playing at the International Folk Alliance in Kansas, USA in 2015. There are also plans to travel festivals in India. 'There's nowt as dear as folk especially when played with the grace, daring and sheer joy this multi- instrumental five-piece bring to a winning selection of reels, jigs and hornpipes' The Daily Mirror 'Folk just got a kick up of the Noughties... ..stunning use of instrumentation, gorgeously crafted songs, sprightly foot-tappers, verve and raw excitement' Belfast Telegraph 'Their debut album is as energetic as you as you might expect, but it also has subtlety and, in places, a mournfulness that is impressive in such a young band. A group of musicians with a bright future ahead of them'. Songlines 'Calan have it all. Energy, attitude, freshness, a sense of fun and above all, real talent'. BBC Wales

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The Harry Sankey Trio, Feat. Vimala Rowe

on Fri, 13 Mar 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Harry Sankey Trio invite Vimala Rowe live at the Green Note Harry Sankey is fast making a name for himself as one of the UK's top young jazz musicians. Aged 27 he already has concerts at The Royal Albert Hall and Ronnie Scotts to his name, he has also appeared at European swing festivals in Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Italy and Germany. In 2015 he will perform at venues in Brazil, Taiwan and Macau. Special guest singer/songwriter Vimala Rowe has performed sold out shows at such venues as Ronnie Scotts with the Alex Webb band, Pizza Express Jazz Club whilst singing the Ella Fitzgerald song book with Denmark St big band and The London Jazz Festival with veteran guitarist John Etheridge. Vimala's authentic interpretation of the Great American Songbook draws inspiration from Billie Holiday however her performances have a distinct originality all her own. Having performed together all over the UK, Sankey and Rowe have developed a rare guitar and vocal partnership celebrating the legacy of Joe Pass and Ella Fitzgerald, Barney Kessel and Julie London and Astrud and Joao Gilberto.

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Martin Carthy

on Fri, 13 Mar 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, Doors at 7.30pm

Martin Carthy MBE is THE English folk singer and guitarist who has remained one of the most influential figures in British traditional music, inspiring contemporaries such as Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and later artists such as Richard Thompson. Since Martin emerged as a young musician in the early days of the folk revival his output and influence has been both prolific and worldwide.

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Nancy Kerr & The Sweet Visitor Band

on Fri, 13 Mar 2015 at Newcastle Cumberland Arms (Byker) Doors at 7:30PM, Music starts at 8PM

Nancy Kerr brings her new album and new band to Newcastle Cumberland Arms for a rare, intimate show! Influential singer-violinist Nancy Kerr launched her eagerly anticipated solo debut, Sweet Visitor in 2014 to great aclaim. Already a respected interpreter of traditional material, Nancy's emergence as a writer of rare style has drawn comparisons to William Blake in her reawakening of a radical folk mythology as a backdrop for contemporary narratives about love and conflict, migration, hardship and jubilation, and the tensions between rural and urban life. Nancy's 2014 gets off to a great start with two BBC Radio 2 Folk Award wins as part of EFDSS' Full English and a nomination as part of The Melrose Quartet. Nancy is joined on stage by James Fagan (Cara Dillon, The James Bros, and co-winner with Nancy of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo) Tom Wright (Albion band, Park Bench Social Club, Eliza Carthy), Tim Yates (Blackbeard's Tea Party, Albion Band) and Rowan Rheingans (Lady Maisery). A songwriter steeped in the tradition, but casting it anew. Songlines Quite breathtakingly beautiful. Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2. £10 in Advance (Concessions available). £12 on the door (no concessions).

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Nancy Kerr & The Sweet Visitor Band

on Fri, 13 Mar 2015 at Newcastle Cumberland Arms (Byker) Doors at 7:30PM, Music starts at 8PM

Nancy Kerr brings her new album and new band to Newcastle Cumberland Arms for a rare, intimate show! Influential singer-violinist Nancy Kerr launched her eagerly anticipated solo debut, Sweet Visitor in 2014 to great aclaim. Already a respected interpreter of traditional material, Nancy's emergence as a writer of rare style has drawn comparisons to William Blake in her reawakening of a radical folk mythology as a backdrop for contemporary narratives about love and conflict, migration, hardship and jubilation, and the tensions between rural and urban life. Nancy's 2014 gets off to a great start with two BBC Radio 2 Folk Award wins as part of EFDSS' Full English and a nomination as part of The Melrose Quartet. Nancy is joined on stage by James Fagan (Cara Dillon, The James Bros, and co-winner with Nancy of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo) Tom Wright (Albion band, Park Bench Social Club, Eliza Carthy), Tim Yates (Blackbeard's Tea Party, Albion Band) and Rowan Rheingans (Lady Maisery). A songwriter steeped in the tradition, but casting it anew. Songlines Quite breathtakingly beautiful. Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2. £10 in Advance (Concessions available). £12 on the door (no concessions).

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Kim Churchill (sean De Burca)

on Fri, 13 Mar 2015 at Tunbridge Wells The Forum 8pm

Australian folk/rock and blues musician and songwriter Kim Churchill announces his first UK headline tour with 12 dates in March 2015 including The Borderline in London. Known for his dynamic live performances which focus on his deft guitar work while simultaneously playing percussion, harmonica and vocals, Kim has already accomplished impressive feats in his short time as a professional musician. He is recognised as much internationally as he is in his homeland, having performed headline shows, festivals and supports alike all over the world. In recent years he has opened for Billy Bragg, Seth Lakeman and Michael Franti, and performed at several notable festivals such as Montreal Jazz, Glastonbury, Beautiful Days, SXSW, Winnipeg Folk Festival and the Byron Bay Blues Festival. 24 year old Kim's new album Silence/Win, produced by Warne Livesey (Midnight Oil), is out now. On the album Kim matches his lyrical artistry with fierce vocals; he is a sonic architect, using his instruments to create landscapes to animate his lyrics. Live, he is a true virtuoso. www.kimchurchill.com VIDEO - Window to the Sky (Slince/Win) - http://youtu.be/Iy04V45dgrw Tour Support - Che Aimee Dorval http://www.cheaimeedorval.com/ Opener - Sean de Burca https://seandeburca.wordpress.com/

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Blowzabella Day @ Holmfirth Civic Hall

on Sat, 14 Mar 2015 at Holmfirth Civic Hall Workshops 10am-5pm. Dance - 7pm-midnight

Blowzabella Day Saturday 14th March 2015. Holmfirth Civic Hall. Huddersfield Rd, Holmfirth. HD9 3AS Queries? Ask Blowzabella on 0788 794 8853 or paul@pauljames.eu. Workshops - 10am to 5pm. Dance - Doors open 7pm. Starts 7:30pm. Finishes 11:30pm. Hot food, bar. About Blowzabella Day Blowzabella have been staging folk music and dance workshop events in Britain and abroad for 30 years. The aim is to encourage people of all ages and abilities to participate at whatever level they are comfortable with. Many participants have gone on to form bands and dance groups as a result of attending Blowzabella workshops. All the members of the band are highly experienced at teaching people of all ages and abilities. About Blowzabella Blowzabella is Andy Cutting diatonic button accordion; Jo Freya vocals, saxophone, clarinet, whistle; Paul James border bagpipes, saxophones, whistle; Gregory Jolivet hurdy-gurdy; David Shepherd violin; Barn Stradling bass guitar; Jon Swayne border bagpipes, saxophone. The band make an inimitable, driving, drone-based sound played with a fabulous sense of melody, rhythmic expertise and sheer feeling. They compose their own music which is influenced by English and European traditional dance music. Many of the tunes they've composed are standards in the modern British/European folk repertoire and are played by people all over the world. Bands across Europe who experiment with folk music often cite Blowzabella as a major influence. www.blowzabella.co.uk/ 10am-12:45pm. Dance & Band Workshops. Dance Workshop led by Jo Freya and Dave Shepherd - with Andy Cutting, Gregory Jolivet and Jon Swayne providing the music. Some great, but less well known English traditional dances and some of the European couple dances that Blowzabella have popularised over the last 30+ years. The aim of the workshop is to help you get the most from the evening dance. All ages and abilities. Beginners are welcome. There's plenty for experienced dancers to learn too. Queries? music@jofreya.com or davidr.shepherd@ntlworld.com Folk Big Band Workshop led by Paul James and Barn Stradling. Arranging folk dance tunes together as a band. All ages, all abilities, any instrument. It's not about technical ability, it's all about creating interesting sounds together. You don't need any previous experience of playing folk music. You do need to be able to play a simple tune by ear or from music. The band will perform at the evening dance. Queries? paul@pauljames.eu 2pm-5pm. Music & Song Workshops. Diatonic button accordion & melodeon (G/D). Andy Cutting. Suitable for intermediate and more advanced players. The basic standard required to get the most from this workshop is to be able to learn a simple folk dance tune by ear and play it at the right tempo with others. Queries? Email andy@andy-cutting.co.uk. Bagpipes (bagpipes in G). Jon Swayne. For any type of pipes with half-closed or open fingering, a conical bore and some ability to cross-finger / play semi-tones (for example, Flemish, French or Border bagpipes). The basic standard required to get the most from this workshop is to be able to learn a simple folk dance tune by ear and play it at the right tempo with others. Queries? Email jon@jonswayne.com Bagpipes for beginners (bagpipes in G). Paul James. If there is any demand, Paul will do a workshop for beginners from 2-4pm and the participants can then join in with Jon's workshop for the last hour if they wish. Queries? paul@pauljames.eu Hurdy-Gurdy (hurdy-gurdies mainly in D but also G). Gregory Jolivet. The basic standard required to get the most from this workshop is to be able to learn a simple folk dance tune by ear and play it at the right tempo with others. Queries? Email gregjolivet@gmail.com Fiddle. Dave Shepherd. Mostly English traditional tunes and tips on rhythm and style. The basic standard required to get the most from this workshop is to be able to learn a simple folk dance tune by ear and play it at the right tempo with others. Some music will be available on the day. Queries? Email davidr.shepherd@ntlworld.com Singing. Jo Freya. Taking traditional songs and singing them in harmony as a group. All ages and abilities welcome. No need to be able to read music. The emphasis is on creating a great sound by arranging these beautiful songs for the voices that come. Queries? music@jofreya.com www.blowzabella.co.uk www.facebook.com/blowzabella www.twitter.com/blowzabella Buy Blowzabella tunes books and albums .. www.blowzabella.co.uk/shop

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O'hooley And Tidow

on Sat, 14 Mar 2015 at Broseley Birchmeadow Centre Doors 7:30pm

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Brooks Williams & Lightning Express

on Sat, 14 Mar 2015 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

Pan-Americana Roots 'n Blues, doused in Moonshine alt-Billy and delicious Dixie Net Rhythms Brooks Williams & Lightning Express bring together Statesboro Georgia born roots guitarist Brooks Williams with bassist Andy Seward and drummer Keith Angel (aka Lightning Express). The resulting sound is Transatlantic in the truest sense of the word, where Angel's kickin' world grooves and Seward's northern soul-like bass-lines meet Williams' blues-soaked Americana. It's an upbeat, danceable mix of rootsy funkiness and intelligent twang. The three met when recording Williams' 2013 break-through album, New Everything, and were so excited about the resulting sound that they decided to take it on the road. Their first official gig was at none other than the legendary Cropredy Festival in 2013, playing on the big stage to 20,000 people. Williams says, I've toured mostly solo for nearly 28 years, and am so pleased to have the opportunity to collaborate with Andy [Seward] and Keith [Angel]. They not only understand American roots music, but bring a wealth of experience in English folk and savvy Brit rock that takes my music to new places. Believe it or not, Lightning Express is my first band! Williams, ranked in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists, is one of the most versatile and entertaining performers on the roots music scene today. From Statesboro Georgia USA, he is a proverbial triple threat: a fiery guitarist, a smooth-as-silk vocalist, and stunning songwriter. Martin Simpson says, I've known Brooks for many years. He's a lovely player, a lovely singer, and a great writer and a lovely man. The real thing. Andy Seward has played bass for just about everyone imaginable and has produced some of the biggest artist in the UK folk scene. His credits read like a virtual who's who and include Kate Rusby, Martin Simpson, Kris Drever, Jon Tams, Heidi Talbot, Eddi Reader, John McCusker, The Finks, and the BBC Radio Ballads. Keith Angel is a drummer/percussionist extraordinaire and owner of Wavelength Studio in Doncaster. His list of credits includes The Finks, Martin Simpson, Fay Heild, John McCusker, Kate Rusby, Jon Tams. Absoultely beyond criticism! fRoots www.brookswilliams.com/lightningexpress

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

on Sat, 14 Mar 2015 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys doors 7pm

Nine Below Zero's founding members, Dennis Greaves and Mark Feltham are going back to their blues roots and will perform a series of intimate, acoustic concerts as a duo. These will be the first 'old style' blues shows the pair will perform in the 35 years they have been working together. Covering songs by blues legends such as Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Jimmy Reed, Slim Harpo and Leadbelly. They will also play unplugged versions of well known Nine Below Zero material. Dennis said we will continue to play the bigger venues with the whole band, but Mark and I are looking forward to getting up close with audiences who, like us, are fans of the blues. As well as playing the songs, it will also be nice to talk about the artists who inspired so many of the great British Blues Bands of the 1960s, who in turn went on to inspire us.

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Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker

on Sat, 14 Mar 2015 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre Venue 6pm Curtain 7.30pm

Double BBC Folk Award nominees Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker infuse ageless stories of love and loss with their exquisite command of many instruments. Whether interpreting words centuries old or singing her own authentic lyrics, Josienne's jewel-like voice finds the nuance in the simplest phrase and sends it, effortlessly, straight to your heart. Ben's musical tact and flair for arrangement provide the perfect setting, allowing the song centre-stage. The live performance is a thing of delight - enchanted reviewers have spoken of shimmering cathedrals of sound - and its purity will stay with you long after the last note fades. Their first major album together ‐ Fire and Fortune ‐ confirmed their place among the very best musicians of their generation and reached No. 1 on the UK Amazon folk chart. Pre-show meals must be booked in advance on 01326 341353

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Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker

on Sat, 14 Mar 2015 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre Venue 6pm Curtain 7.30pm

Double BBC Folk Award nominees Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker infuse ageless stories of love and loss with their exquisite command of many instruments. Whether interpreting words centuries old or singing her own authentic lyrics, Josienne's jewel-like voice finds the nuance in the simplest phrase and sends it, effortlessly, straight to your heart. Ben's musical tact and flair for arrangement provide the perfect setting, allowing the song centre-stage. The live performance is a thing of delight - enchanted reviewers have spoken of shimmering cathedrals of sound - and its purity will stay with you long after the last note fades. Their first major album together ‐ Fire and Fortune ‐ confirmed their place among the very best musicians of their generation and reached No. 1 on the UK Amazon folk chart. Pre-show meals must be booked in advance on 01326 341353

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Alasdair Roberts

on Sat, 14 Mar 2015 at Brighton Hope 8pm

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Faustus

on Sat, 14 Mar 2015 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

Venue doors 7:00pm

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Bryony Griffith

on Sat, 14 Mar 2015 at Dungworth The Royal Hotel 7.30pm (tune session) 8-10 (act) 10-11:30 (song se

Standing tickets always available on the night

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James House At Fort San Antone

on Sat, 14 Mar 2015 at Warton Fort San Antone Doors open 7pm

Fort San Antone Lytham Rd Warton Preston Lancashire PR4 1TE

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Chris Wood

on Sat, 14 Mar 2015 at London The Great Northern Railway Tavern 8.30pm

Chris Wood is the man who raised the bar. He took the art of crafting an English folk song to a different level. After 25 years of honing his skills he is laden with awards and heaped with acclaim. This gifted multi-instrumentalist holds fast to the folk tradition. What sets him apart is the power of his songs. They come laced with biting political and social comment -- typified by the masterpiece, Hollow Point - his condemnation of the killing of Jean Charles de Menezes. "A brilliant exponent of the topical troubadour form," said Andy Gill of the Independent. "No-one comes even close to equalling his bird's-eye view," said Siobahn Long of the Irish Times. His songs have a "heart-breaking purity" according to Martin Townsend of the Express. And Robin Denselow of The Guardian describes him as "one of our most uncompromising and original song writers." Another high-class night at the Kalamazoo. Another full house!

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Lyme Regis Folk Festival Fundraiser

on Sat, 14 Mar 2015 at Lyme Regis Marine Theatre 7.30pm

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The Adan Project - Wildflower Ep Launch

on Sat, 14 Mar 2015 at Birmingham ORT Arts Cafe Doors open at 8.00pm

The Adan Project is an acoustic duo formed by Dyzelle Sutherland and Germa Adan. They will be launching their EP titled Wildflower in 2015. This concert will feature a wide selection of acoustic music inspired by folk and a unique blend of Haitian and Scottish harmonies which deliver a diverse range of contemporary sounds. Check out the band at www.adanproject.com

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Rita Payne, Shadforth Village Hall

on Sat, 14 Mar 2015 at Durham Shadforth Village Hall Doors at 7:30pm

Rita Payne are coming back to Shadforth Village Hall as part of their Spring 2015 European tour, Self proclaimed "Acoustic Foot-Stompers" Rita Payne (Rhiannon Scutt and Pete Sowerby) are one of the UK's fastest rising acts. From supporting some of the country's leading artists to appearing on BBC One's The Voice UK, this unstoppable duo's voyage to superstardom is unquestionable. Drawing from eclectic mix of musical tastes, from Fleetwood Mac and The Beatles to Paloma Faith and Beirut, Rita Payne use breathtaking vocal harmony, mesmerising guitar riffs and toe tapping beats to create their own unique brand of acoustic music that is enjoyed by the most traditional folkies, rockers and chart lovers alike. Even though they rub shoulders with the likes of Jon McClure, John Otway and Wilko Johnson on a regular basis, this small town duo still have their feet firmly on the ground and are always eager to promote their hometown. "Doncaster's finest songwriters," were commissioned to write the Official Anthem of Doncaster for the opening of the new multi million pound arts venue- Cast, and performed it to a thousand strong sell out crowd. They then went onto make history by becoming the first musicians to headline the venue. They have released two albums to critical acclaim and appeared on BBC1's The Voice UK, as well as supporting the likes of Reverend and the Makers and Lucy Spraggan, and appearing on the same bills as The Beautiful South, Big Country, Bellowhead and The Animals. They were also selected by KFC to help soundtrack their new Deep South Menu online.

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Hilary James & Simon Mayor 'tears Of Laughter'

on Sat, 14 Mar 2015 at Winteringham Village Hall 8pm, doors 7.30pm

Part of 'LiveLincs' Rural Touring programme An evening of musical magic and merriment as mandolin wizard Simon Mayor and silver voiced songstress Hilary James giggle their way through an eye-watering collection of ditties.

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Tribute To Loizos/xarhakos

on Sat, 14 Mar 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Manos Loizos (1932-1982) and Stavros Xarhakos (1939) are icons of Greek music and have gifted us with some of the most beautifully melodic and memorable songs in Greece's deep history of Folk and Popular music. Plastikes Karekles, led by the warm and evocative voice of Marina Deligainni, will feature the usual line up of Greek traditional instruments, bouzouki, guitar and accordion, with classical cello. Marina Deligianni, voice Pavlos Carvalho, bouzouki, cello Manolis Taouxis, bouzouki Stelios Katsatsidis, accordion Maria Tsirodimitri, guitar

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Tribute To Loizos/xarhakos

on Sat, 14 Mar 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Manos Loizos (1932-1982) and Stavros Xarhakos (1939) are icons of Greek music and have gifted us with some of the most beautifully melodic and memorable songs in Greece's deep history of Folk and Popular music. Plastikes Karekles, led by the warm and evocative voice of Marina Deligainni, will feature the usual line up of Greek traditional instruments, bouzouki, guitar and accordion, with classical cello. Marina Deligianni, voice Pavlos Carvalho, bouzouki, cello Manolis Taouxis, bouzouki Stelios Katsatsidis, accordion Maria Tsirodimitri, guitar

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Ben Glover & Angel Snow

on Sun, 15 Mar 2015 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors 7pm Show Starts 8pm

Ben Glover Ben Glover hails from Glenarm, Co Antrim, a small coastal village in Northern Ireland. This singer/songwriter, inspired by the sounds of Dylan, Cohen, and Cash, traded in a degree in law to pursue music. Glover has been compared to Ryan Adams, David Gray and Bruce Springsteen and has been called one one of the finest writers in Ireland today. He now lives in Nashville. Ben has garnered rave album and concert reviews from across the globe and has toured extensively both as an opening act as well as a headliner with the likes of Vince Gill, Mickey Raphael, Buddy Miller, Jim Lauderdale, Mary Gauthier, Gretchen Peters and Jason Mraz. His songs have been used in feature films such as 'Finding Joy,' and 'Light Years,' and the hit webisode series 'Adults Only.' TV programs such as MTV's 'The Real World' and Sky's 'Stella' have used many of Ben's songs and The BBC and Coca Cola have chosen his music for ad campaigns. 'Ben Glover's new album Do We Burn The Boats? is an absolute triumph.' - The Irish News 'Ben Glover is blessed with a very special voice, and having written 'Through The Noise, Through The Night', shows his ear is also finely tuned to the vicissitudes of the human condition. 'Full Moon Child' sounds, to me, like a modern classic.' Ricky Ross (Deacon Blue & BBC) Angel Snow The highest calibre of artistry is often intertwined with the deepest sincerity, as is the case with rising star Angel Snow, whose music is the truest and most honest reflection of her life. Her story plays out in self-penned songs, where detail by detail she lets the listener in on her innermost thoughts, hopes, and dreams. Fate and faithful perseverance have brought Snow to the present, as she prepares to release her second full-length set. With a major boost from acclaimed star Alison Krauss, Snow's lifelong dreams are coming to fruition. Krauss and Union Station recorded three songs written by Snow for the deluxe edition of the band's latest album. After meeting at a mutual friend's house, Alison felt like her brother Viktor and Angel would have cool creative chemistry. She was right because a week later the pair wrote the song 'Lie Awake' on their first meeting and the song ended up on the new Alison Krauss and Union Station record. In the two years since meeting Viktor, a renowned musician in his own right, they have written dozens of songs and started work on Snow's sophomore album. With Viktor as producer, they recruited stellar session players including drummer Matt Chamberlain. The album has eight new songs as well as a few updated tracks originally found on her well-received debut, Fortune Tellers.

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Chris Wood

on Sun, 15 Mar 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Chris Wood has been nominated for BBC Folk Award 12 times and received 6 awards from just three albums. Joan Armatrading was so taken with Chris's writing she invited him as special guest onto her 50 date UK tour. During the Armatrading tour, he's travelled the country, eavesdropping on conversations from pound shops to tea rooms, army recruiting centres to hotel saunas collecting 'the poetry of recession'. His response is, None The Wiser, a fourth solo album. Four remarkable solo albums in, and Wood has again raised the bar.Nobody comes even close to equalling his bird's-eye-view round these parts lately, but None the Wiser will effortlessly feed appetites for sharp-toothed musical inventiveness in the meantime. The Irish Times "It's impossible to say that Wood becomes better and better - how many gradations of excellent can there be? What he does is become subtler, his words more incisive, his images both more precise and impressionistic." -Stirrings

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Jon Gomm

on Sun, 15 Mar 2015 at Cardiff The Full Moon 7:30pm

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Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston

on Sun, 15 Mar 2015 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

MIRANDA SYKES & REX PRESTON have a unique connection which is a pleasure to listen to and plain to see when they share a stage together. MIRANDA SYKES is well known as the third member of SHOW OF HANDS. She is one of the few female double bassists in England & is an accomplished singer in her own right. Miranda holds her audience spellbound: it is the emotional quality of her voice that makes her musical partnership with Rex so engaging, rather than the novelty of such an unusual musical pairing as the double bass & mandolin. REX PRESTON has a reputation as a fine & imaginative mandolin player and is a leading light in a new wave of British Bluegrass musicians. He is a rising star in mandolin-playing circles and with 20 years of playing behind him, he possesses a wonderfully sensitive musicality and a dexterous, flamboyant playing style. The rare fusion of double bass & mandolin makes for one of the most exciting new pairings on the acoustic roots scene. Miranda & Rex interweave timeless, well chosen covers with one or two Preston originals. Their backgrounds, as well as skilful instrumentation and warm engaging vocals have shaped their unique sound.

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Peter And Barbara Snape

on Sun, 15 Mar 2015 at Southport Park Golf Club 7pm doors and music from 8pm

Uncluttered, no nonsense Trad. songs and tunes employing squeezebox and guitar with more than a hint of Gracie Fields!

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Tom Williams

on Sun, 15 Mar 2015 at Leeds Oporto 7.30pm - 10.30pm

Launching his new album, accompanied by cellist... http://www.tomwilliamsandtheboat.co.uk

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Lazy Sunday Afternoon With Mr Love & Justice & Friends

on Sun, 15 Mar 2015 at Swindon Central Library 3.15pm-5.15pm

A chilled afternoon of live acoustic folk/pop and roots music in the hushed and mellow surroundings of the Reading Room, Swindon Central Library.

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The Poozies

on Sun, 15 Mar 2015 at Edinburgh The Voodoo Rooms Doors at 7.30pm. Band on stage at 8pm.

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Lily Neill

on Mon, 16 Mar 2015 at London Green Note Doors open 7:00pm, Live Music Starts 8:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. ---------------- Acclaimed international harp player Lily Neill brings her dynamic repertoire, from original compositions to Irish jigs and reels to Finnish tangos, together in a programme that explores a kaleidoscope of music on one of the world's oldest and most fascinating instruments.Lily has performed with Irish legends, "The Chieftains", "Kila" and Finnish rock band, "Carmen Gray".Her solo performances allow the harp's multi-faceted personality to come to the fore in an ideal listening platform for an instrument with a truly illustrious, rich history.

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Stephen Dale Petit

on Mon, 16 Mar 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors 8pm, music 8.30 - 11pm

Having played The Haven Club at short notice last September, due to a venue closure, Stephen Dale Petit loved it so much he asked to come back. Well, we all loved him too so here he is! He is a London-based Blues guitarist who has played alongside guitar legends such as Eric Clapton, David Gilmour and B.B.King. Moving to London from California when he was barely 20, he's lived through and survived the rock 'n' roll lifestyle of drugs and alcohol, composing and financing his much acclaimed debut album Guitararama whilst busking on the London Underground. His new album Cracking The Code is highly praised featuring guests such as Mick Taylor and Dr John. He recently played at the Tribute for Walter Trout at Shepherds Bush Empire where we witnessed his scorching set - we are in for a great night!

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Stephen Dale Petit

on Mon, 16 Mar 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors 8pm, music 8.30 - 11pm

Having played The Haven Club at short notice last September, due to a venue closure, Stephen Dale Petit loved it so much he asked to come back. Well, we all loved him too so here he is! He is a London-based Blues guitarist who has played alongside guitar legends such as Eric Clapton, David Gilmour and B.B.King. Moving to London from California when he was barely 20, he's lived through and survived the rock 'n' roll lifestyle of drugs and alcohol, composing and financing his much acclaimed debut album Guitararama whilst busking on the London Underground. His new album Cracking The Code is highly praised featuring guests such as Mick Taylor and Dr John. He recently played at the Tribute for Walter Trout at Shepherds Bush Empire where we witnessed his scorching set - we are in for a great night!

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The Carrivick Sisters

on Mon, 16 Mar 2015 at Chesham Folk Club 8:30pm - 11:00pm. Door open 8:15

The Carrivick Sisters are one of the UK's top young bluegrass and folk acts. Twins Laura and Charlotte perform their original songs and instrumentals along with a few carefully chosen covers on guitar, mandolin, fiddle, dobro, and clawhammer banjo. Their busy touring schedule is rapidly building them a reputation for engaging and entertaining live performances with tight sibling vocal harmonies and multi-instrumental virtuosity. Having grown up in South Devon, an area rich in folk lore and legends, much of their original material is inspired by their local surroundings and history.

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Tom Williams

on Mon, 16 Mar 2015 at Manchester Gullivers Doors at 7:30pm

We are proud to be presenting a solo show by Tom Williams (he of Tom Williams & The Boat) at Manchester's Gullivers, on Monday 16th March 2015. He is out on the road in support of his new mini-album and as he explains: "Two years ago, just as the band were starting to record Easy Fantastic, I bought a new guitar. At the time I had never bought such an expensive instrument before and it scared the spit out of me. It was a beautiful battered and bruised Martin acoustic from 1971, and as soon as I got it home songs started falling out of it. I recorded at home for the next two years while The Boat then released our third record and toured and promoted it. As the Boat take a break I thought it'd be a good idea to let you hear some of these songs and I'm heading into the studio as we speak with a choice group of friends to try and do these songs justice. I'll be working with Ian Grimble again in his Crouch End studio, who we worked with on the last Boat album who is an absolute star and has worked with a myriad of stars from The Manics and The Fall to KT Tunstall and The Beautiful South." Local supports will be announced shortly... http://www.tomwilliamsandtheboat.co.uk/

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Hilary Spencer And Grant Baynham

on Mon, 16 Mar 2015 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

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Hilary Spencer And Grant Baynham

on Mon, 16 Mar 2015 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

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The Poozies

on Tue, 17 Mar 2015 at Inverness Glen Urquhart Public Hall 8.00pm

Finalist in 2014's The Voice", the passion of Sally Barker's voice moved the nation. After a summer touring with Sir Tom Jones, she returns to her roots in female folk supergroup The Poozies, where she's reinforced by the percussive power of her rock solid guitar, and powered even further by the irresistible energy bursts from Eilidh Shaw's faultless fiddle, the magical melodies of Mairearad Green's delicately dextrous accordion, and the growling groove of Mary Macmaster's electro-harp. But the crowning glory of the Poozes is the blending of four sympathetic but individual voices in some of the most heart-wrenching, inspiring harmonies and arrangements you're likely to hear this year. If your spine doesn't tingle - check your pulse! Early bird tickets £10 + booking fee on sale till 17th January - £12 thereafter.

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The Poozies

on Tue, 17 Mar 2015 at Inverness Glen Urquhart Public Hall 8.00pm

Finalist in 2014's The Voice", the passion of Sally Barker's voice moved the nation. After a summer touring with Sir Tom Jones, she returns to her roots in female folk supergroup The Poozies, where she's reinforced by the percussive power of her rock solid guitar, and powered even further by the irresistible energy bursts from Eilidh Shaw's faultless fiddle, the magical melodies of Mairearad Green's delicately dextrous accordion, and the growling groove of Mary Macmaster's electro-harp. But the crowning glory of the Poozes is the blending of four sympathetic but individual voices in some of the most heart-wrenching, inspiring harmonies and arrangements you're likely to hear this year. If your spine doesn't tingle - check your pulse! Early bird tickets £10 + booking fee on sale till 17th January - £12 thereafter.

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King Dude

on Tue, 17 Mar 2015 at Cardiff The Full Moon 7:30pm

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Kiran Leonard

on Tue, 17 Mar 2015 at Manchester Gullivers 7.30pm

Kiran Leonard is a mercurially talented 19-year-old musician from Oldham, Greater Manchester. His debut double album, Bowler Hat Soup, was released in late 2013 as an original limited run of 300 vinyl copies, and his music has won acclaim from publications as diverse as the Guardian, NME, Pitchfork, The Line Of Best Fit, The Quietus and Mojo. Three singles from the album were playlisted by BBC Radio 6 Music, who also featured it as an Album Of The Day, and Kiran was invited to perform on both the Marc Riley and Lauren Laverne shows. Kiran was also invited to co-present a special edition of the Freak Zone with Stuart Maconie, made a guest appearance on Steve Lamacq's Round Table, and has performed live on BBC Radio 4's Front Row programme Kiran Leonard has announced a new tour for spring, with five March headline shows including a date at Manchester's Gullivers. Kiran will be ably backed by his permanent band which made their debut almost a year ago at the BBC Radio 6 Music festival, and will be performing songs from his forthcoming new LP Grapefriuit (release anticipated later this year). Kiran has also shared a brand new EP Terreiro do Paço, available from his Bandcamp page now. In addition to new songs, it features a cover of Washington Phillips' Mother's Last Words To Her Son (1927) and an guitar electric guitar rendering of A Purpose, which first appeared on his debut double album Bowler Hat Soup. 'Geraldo's Farm offers skittering lo-fi electro weirdness with more going on than bigger bands manage over an entire album' Mojo

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Skyhook

on Wed, 18 Mar 2015 at Lowdham The Old Ship Inn Doors 7.30pm, Concert 8pm

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Lotte Mullan

on Wed, 18 Mar 2015 at Brighton Komedia 7.30pm

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Steve Knightley At St Helens Alveston

on Wed, 18 Mar 2015 at Bristol St Helens Church, Alveston Doors 7:30, Performance at 8:00pm

Steve Knightly, the singer songwriter half of Show of Hands is bringing his "Grow Your Own Gig" show to St Helens, Alveston on Wednesday 18th March 2015. Steve's passionate performing style and the intimate atmosphere of St Helens Church is bound to be a winning combination. Book your ticket now, this will be a night to remember. There will be a licensed bar.

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Martha Tilston & The Scientists

on Thu, 19 Mar 2015 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

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

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Martha Tilston & The Scientists

on Thu, 19 Mar 2015 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

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

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"faustus" @ The Hungry Horse Folk Club

on Thu, 19 Mar 2015 at Ellesmere Port Whitby Sports & Social Club Doors 7-30pm, Concert starts 8-15pm

"FAUSTUS" are the multi-talented trio of singers/musicians - Paul Sartin, Saul Rose and Benji Kirkpatrick. Paul and Benji are members of folk mega band Bellowhead. Paul is also part of the duo Belshazzar's Feast. Saul - Whapweasel, Waterson/Carthy, Kings of Calicutt. We are delighted to have them at the club. Folk tradition at its very very best.

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Sean Taylor

on Thu, 19 Mar 2015 at London Green Note Doors@ 7pm. Pls see greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- ''An absolutely superb guitarist ... reminiscent of John Martyn" Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 ''Articulate, compelling ... brilliant'' (Four stars) Mojo Magazine ''A bluesy devotional intensity that rightly draws comparisons to John Martyn" Q Magazine Sean Taylor is one of the most exciting and hard working names on the roots and blues scene. He has supported John Fogerty, Neville Brothers, Richard Thompson, Tony Joe White, Eric Bibb, Tom Paxton, Band of Horses & Arlo Guthrie. He has toured all over Europe and Australia as well as recording in America. Sean has played Glastonbury festival three times including the Acoustic Stage. Other festival appearances include Cambridge Folk festival (twice), Beautiful Days, Port Fairy Folk festival (Australia), Celtic Connections, Hebridean Celtic Festival, Secret Garden Party, Beverley Folk Festival (twice), Maverick Festival, & Blue Balls festival (Switzerland). He has released six albums including one album recorded in Dublin with Trevor Hutchinson (Waterboys) and his last two albums with Mark Hallman (Carole King, Ani di Franco) at Congress House Studios in Austin (TX)

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Serious Presents.. Flavia Coelho

on Thu, 19 Mar 2015 at London Rich Mix Doors 8pm, starts 8.30pm

Flavia Coelho is a wonderful young Brazilian singer, who draws on the traditions of samba, bossa-nova, and Brazilian melodies - there's even room in the mix for ragga and hip-hop. Her first album Bossa Muffin has made a huge impact, an uplifting fusion of styles delivered with style and a liberating, effortlessly free-wheeling confidence, and her new album Mundo Meu is released early 2015. 'One of the most joyful, easygoing fusion sets of the year, a rhythmic clash of Brazilian and Caribbeans styles, slink melodies and bursts of rapid-fire hip-hop' (Guardian)

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Roger Davies

on Thu, 19 Mar 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

Described as a bit like the Jimmy Webb of West Yorkshire" by Ian McMillan and as a modern day musical L.S. Lowry on Radio 3, Roger returns to us for a fourth booking as his reputation continues to grow. His deceptively simple songs resonate with Yorkshire roots but speak to universal themes of home, love, art and everyday life.

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Roger Davies

on Thu, 19 Mar 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

Described as a bit like the Jimmy Webb of West Yorkshire" by Ian McMillan and as a modern day musical L.S. Lowry on Radio 3, Roger returns to us for a fourth booking as his reputation continues to grow. His deceptively simple songs resonate with Yorkshire roots but speak to universal themes of home, love, art and everyday life.

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Steve Knightley

on Thu, 19 Mar 2015 at Reeth Memorial Hall Doors at 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start

Steve Knightley visits Reeth on his Grow Your Own Gig tour. Steve, once described by The Times as 'the Gravel voiced spokesman for the rural poor' is Show of Hands' acclaimed frontman and BBC award winning singer-songwriter. He now returns to his roots and takes his solo show to village halls the length and breadth of England. Having filled the Royal Albert Hall on four occasions Steve is enjoying bringing his songs and stories to smaller and more intimate locations. He says 'with so many songs written for and about people who actually live and work in the countryside I'm really looking forward to playing them in their spiritual homes!' - See: www.growyourowngig.co.uk

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Steve Knightley

on Thu, 19 Mar 2015 at Reeth Memorial Hall Doors at 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start

Steve Knightley visits Reeth on his Grow Your Own Gig tour. Steve, once described by The Times as 'the Gravel voiced spokesman for the rural poor' is Show of Hands' acclaimed frontman and BBC award winning singer-songwriter. He now returns to his roots and takes his solo show to village halls the length and breadth of England. Having filled the Royal Albert Hall on four occasions Steve is enjoying bringing his songs and stories to smaller and more intimate locations. He says 'with so many songs written for and about people who actually live and work in the countryside I'm really looking forward to playing them in their spiritual homes!' - See: www.growyourowngig.co.uk

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Rita Payne

on Thu, 19 Mar 2015 at Leeds Grove Inn 7:30pm

Coming to the Grove Inn as part of their Spring 2015 European tour, Self proclaimed "Acoustic Foot-Stompers" Rita Payne (Rhiannon Scutt and Pete Sowerby) are one of the UK's fastest rising acts. From supporting some of the country's leading artists to appearing on BBC One's The Voice UK, this unstoppable duo's voyage to superstardom is unquestionable. Drawing from eclectic mix of musical tastes, from Fleetwood Mac and The Beatles to Paloma Faith and Beirut, Rita Payne use breathtaking vocal harmony, mesmerising guitar riffs and toe tapping beats to create their own unique brand of acoustic music that is enjoyed by the most traditional folkies, rockers and chart lovers alike. Even though they rub shoulders with the likes of Jon McClure, John Otway and Wilko Johnson on a regular basis, this small town duo still have their feet firmly on the ground and are always eager to promote their hometown. "Doncaster's finest songwriters," were commissioned to write the Official Anthem of Doncaster for the opening of the new multi million pound arts venue- Cast, and performed it to a thousand strong sell out crowd. They then went onto make history by becoming the first musicians to headline the venue. They have released two albums to critical acclaim and appeared on BBC1's The Voice UK, as well as supporting the likes of Reverend and the Makers and Lucy Spraggan, and appearing on the same bills as The Beautiful South, Big Country, Bellowhead and The Animals. They were also selected by KFC to help soundtrack their new Deep South Menu online. www.ritapaynemusic.com

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Ben Poole

on Thu, 19 Mar 2015 at Southampton The Talking Heads Doors at 7.30pm

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Whiskey In The Jar

on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 at Chorley Little Theatre 7.30pm (doors open 7pm)

Join the North-West's top Irish folk band, Whiskey In The Jar, to celebrate St Patrick's Day (slightly late). A night of new and traditional songs, story-telling, and singalongs with the multi-talented band that recently celebrated their 25th Anniversary.

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Sheelanagig

on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 at Leicester The Donkey 8.30pm

'High octane stuff...Would liven any party and keep the floor full' - fRoots Sheelanagig deliver intricate, rhythmically complex arrangements of original and traditional works in a Balkan style. Formed in early 2005 the band had an instant chemistry, gained a considerable following and quickly earned a reputation for their exhilarating and intense live performances. This group of incredible players force you to dance your socks off and have a great time. Their live shows have grown to incorporate aspects of street theatre, elements of storytelling and even acrobatics. In short, expect mayhem, a lot of laughs and some great music.

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Ranagri

on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing Bar opens at 6.30 pm, doors at 7.30 pm

Nestled between the Wicklow Mountains and County Carlow lies a stunning area of lush farmland. Cattle graze, small outbuildings lie crumbling, and a pot of tea still heats over the turf fire; a place of untouched natural beauty, of peace and contemplation, away from the speed of the city. This is Ranagri. Four London musicians; one traditional Irish player, two classically trained, and one blues singer and guitarist, all with a passion for folk music. A meeting in a pub in Richmond and the story of 'Ranagri the band' begins. Donal Rogers (vocals and guitar), Eliza Marshall (flutes/ethnic whistles), Jean Kelly (electric-harp) and Tad Sargent (bodhran and bouzouki) are all well established within the music industry. They have recorded and performed with many artists including Stevie Wonder, Radiohead, Peter Gabriel, Paloma Faith, Cara Dillon, Luke Daniels, Hans Zimmer, Ennio Morricone, James Horner the list goes on. However, between them all lies one common thread the desire to have their own band and play their own music. Donal Rogers grew up between England and Ranagri, where his family have lived for over 300 years. Much of his youth was spent sharing his love of music with his brother, singing the old Irish folk songs of the Clancy's and the Fureys, whilst setting up their own bands to include influences of blues and rock. Irish harpist Jean Kelly hails from a family of several generations of musicians. She left Ireland to pursue a scholarship at the Royal College of Music, London, but continued to play the music of her homeland. Tad Sargent visited Ireland throughout his childhood, becoming enchanted with traditional Irish music and taking to the bodhran in his later teens. Influenced by musicians such as John Joe Kelly and Damien Quinn, he also loved to play along to Afro Celt Sound System and Michael Jackson. Eliza had a deep connection with Scotland and Africa, taking much inspiration from their culture and music whilst learning the likes of Shostakovich and Bach at the Royal Academy of Music. Having travelled and worked in many different countries, all types of world music have impacted her playing. Ranagri fuse worldwide folk music with quality contemporary songwriting, enhanced by virtuosic instrumentals, vibrant rhythms and haunting melodies, all interlaced with vivid storytelling. The hybrid combination of these players brings a melting pot of creativity. Such different musical backgrounds makes for a fantastic mixture of new sounds and ideas. Echoes of Pentangle, Jethro Tull and new Celtic folk sounds - cemented by strong contemporary song-writing ~ RTE Lyric FM

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Debs Newbold

on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 at Guildford Institute Doors 7.30pm Music 8.00pm

We've lost count of the number of times we've booked Debs in the area - a different show every time, and every time as popular. She is one of the country's leading storytellers and has told modern folk tales, ghost stories and Shakespeare plays at many local venues including G Live, The Electric Theatre and Farnham Maltings. This will be the first public performance of her new show (which currently goes under the working title "Sudden Flight") which is being devised in collaboration with award-winning director John Wright and sound designer Chris Branch with the assistance of Arts Council England funding. Further information on Debs can be found at http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/debsnewbold/

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Debs Newbold

on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 at Guildford Institute Doors 7.30pm Music 8.00pm

We've lost count of the number of times we've booked Debs in the area - a different show every time, and every time as popular. She is one of the country's leading storytellers and has told modern folk tales, ghost stories and Shakespeare plays at many local venues including G Live, The Electric Theatre and Farnham Maltings. This will be the first public performance of her new show (which currently goes under the working title "Sudden Flight") which is being devised in collaboration with award-winning director John Wright and sound designer Chris Branch with the assistance of Arts Council England funding. Further information on Debs can be found at http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/debsnewbold/

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Hat Fitz And Cara

on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

Venue doors 7:00pm

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Awna Teixeira

on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 at Barton Upon Humber The Queens 7.30pm

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Jess Morgan

on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop Doors at 7.00pm

Jess Morgan has been plying her craft for years, touring relentlessly both here in the UK and over seas. Her latest album Langa Langa was included in the Telegraph's best 100 folk albums of the year. She returns to Coventry to play The Big Comfy Bookshop! In support of Jess is local folk troubadour Kristy Gallacher. Kristy has been on the scene for some time, releaing 3 albums and also, like Jess, never stopping gigging. Kristy Gallacher 8.30 Jess Morgan 9.30 http://www.jessmorgan.co.uk/ http://www.kristygallacher.com/

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Steve Knightley Grow Your Own Gig Tour

on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 at Allendale Village Hall 7:30pm

Steve Knightley - from Show of Hands - on tour. This will be a great evening at Allendale Village Hall. A spin off event from the marvelously successful first Allen Valleys Folk Festival and one of a series of gigs leading up to the even better 2015 Folk Festival running from 2nd to 5th October 2015.

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Jo Harman & Company

on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 at Edinburgh The Voodoo Rooms 7pm

Recently voted 'Female Vocalist of the Year' at the British Blues Awards, Jo Harman is an original British singer-songwriter/bandleader whose work is broadly influenced by blues, gospel, soul, country, rock and other 'roots' sensibilities. In March 2014 the Daily Mirror, as part of a half page interview, described her as 'the finest female soul blues singer in the UK'. Emerging initially as a 'word of mouth' independent, Jo remarkably secured over 50 UK and European festival gigs over in 2013, including prestigious slots at the likes of Cheltenham and Edinburgh Jazz Festivals. Last summer Jo was one of only 12 (otherwise household name) artists appearing at Parkpop in the Hague, performing to over 300,000 people. Moreover, late last year she performed alongside names like Robert Plant and Van Morrison at BluesFest at The Royal Albert Hall in London for Live Nation (Jo's performance being broadcast by Radio 2 and Radio 6 Music) and she has been asked to re-appear in 2014. Jo also appeared on prime time European TV and mainstream radio, as well as making three appearances within 6 months at the world famous Paradiso, Amsterdam. Jo's 2013 debut album 'Dirt On My Tongue' received remarkable critical acclaim and no little commercial success making various of 'best of' lists and awards, internationally. She subsequently signed to V2 (stable mates include Adele, Mumford and Sons, Queens of the Stone Age etc) in Europe and the album entered the Netherlands album charts. Recently, Huey Morgan (Fun Lovin' Criminals) said on his BBC Radio 2 show 'Sometimes you hear asinger who leaves you speechless I am'. In Summer 2014, Jo released a new album,'Jo Harman and Company Live At The Royal Albert Hall', recorded by the BBC. This year, her international touring schedule extended to Festivals in France, Germany, Poland, Spain and the Caribbean, with USA beconning, as well as continuing many significant festival (Isle of Wight included), theatre and major club shows in UK. She and her band received no less than 4 nominations for this years British Blues Awards, winning best singer in 2014. JO HARMAN debut album 'DIRT ON MY TONGUE' plus 'LIVE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL' (recorded by BBC) out now. WANG DANG DELTA are a 6-piece band from Perthshire in Scotland who specialise in blues and beyond music. The band serve up a set featuring mainly original compositions with some classic blues and boogie thrown in for good measure. The band bring a wealth of experience and influences with hints of jazz, soul, folk, country and other roots-based genres pushing at the boundaries, but remaining firmly grounded in the blues. The lineup features top-drawer vocals, guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and harmonica. They have featured at some of the UK's top blues clubs and other career highlights include appearances at Perth Festival of the Arts (with Jack Bruce), Southern Fried Festival, Orkney Blues Festival, Dundee Blues Bonanza, Perthshire Amber and Thunder in the Glens. The band's musicianship is such that members have racked up an impressive array of guest appearances. These include Pete Caban's guitar work with Rancho Rebop and the Full Moon Howlers and Jim Harcus's harmonica wizardry with Radiotones along with alt-blues legend Dave Arcari and GT's Boos Band. Keyboards player Alan Sutherland has played extensively with Dougie MacLean and has also managed to find time to co-compose and perform the music with acclaimed pipes, whistles and cittern player Ross Ainslie for Perth Theatre's The Snow Queen. Bass player Jason Wotherspoon has toured extensively with celtic-funk superstars Tartan Amoebas in a line up which featured the wonderful Julie Fowlis. Underpin all of this with the metronomic timing and dynamics of Pim Pirnie on drums and you have the perfect backdrop for the diverse range of songs written by lead vocalist Ian McLaren. http://www.wangdangdelta.co.uk

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Cathryn Craig And Brian Willoughby

on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, Doors open 7.30pm

Cathryn Craig is from Richmond, Virginia and has built a strong reputation as both singer and songwriter. She is no stranger to Tennessee's Nashville recording studios, working with Chet Atkins, The Righteous Brothers, Shel Silverstein and Jorma Kaukonen. Brian Willoughby is best known for his virtuoso performances on electric and acoustic guitar, with progressive folk/rock band Strawbs. He has also played with Mary Hopkin, Joe Brown, New World, Roger Whittaker, Bridget St.John, Jim Diamond and Monty Python.

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Fred's House (early Bird Booking)

on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 at Newbury ACE Space 8:00 pm (doors open 7:30)

Mixing elements of Folk, Blues, Country, Classic Rock and West Coast with a definite vintage feel to their music, echoing the 70's but creating a fresh new sound that is very much part of now. Fred's House have become a regular fixture on the UK festival scene including appearances at Cambridge Folk Festival and Secret Garden Party. They have had a number of plays on various local radio stations and nationally on Tom Robinson's show BBC 6 Music.

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Fred's House (early Bird Booking)

on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 at Newbury ACE Space 8:00 pm (doors open 7:30)

Mixing elements of Folk, Blues, Country, Classic Rock and West Coast with a definite vintage feel to their music, echoing the 70's but creating a fresh new sound that is very much part of now. Fred's House have become a regular fixture on the UK festival scene including appearances at Cambridge Folk Festival and Secret Garden Party. They have had a number of plays on various local radio stations and nationally on Tom Robinson's show BBC 6 Music.

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Tango Line

on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, See Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Tango Line, the first UK-based ensemble to specialize in performing Turkish Tango music revisits Turkey's 1920's and 30's tango scene. Innovative interpretations of Turkish Tango combine nostalgia with the multiculturalism of London's music scene. Turkish classical and traditional vocalist Eylem Korkmaz is joined by Greek accordion virtuoso Stelios Katsatsidis, Balkan and Mediterranean violin specialist Meg Hamilton, Jazz - Balkan bassist Thodoris Ziarkas, and classical cellist Victoria Walker. Formed in 2014 this sophisticated ensemble already performs regularly in London and further afield. Eylem Korkmaz sings sublime songs about love and separation. Recorded by the greatest Turkish singers of the time including Seyyan Hanim (1913-1989) and İbrahim Özgür (1905-1959), these songs are rooted in Argentine tango, particularly the Milonga, blending Western classical salon music with Turkish lyrics and post-Ottoman nuances both in the music and the dance. Tango Line explores the internal passion of the music, performing with a freedom that openly invites both listeners and dancers to enjoy the subtle Turkish variety of the tango.

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Early Spikedrivers Revisited - Ben Tyzack & Friends

on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 at London The Telegraph (Putney) Doors 7:00 pm : Music starts at 8:00 pm

Ben Tyzack - guitar & vocals Roger Askew - piano, guitar & vocals Olly Blanchflower - double bass

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Blowzabella Day @ Cecil Sharp House

on Sat, 21 Mar 2015 at London Cecil Sharp House 10am-5pm

Saturday 21st March 2015. Cecil Sharp House. 2 Regents Park Road, London. NW1 Guests: CIAC BOUM (Poitou, France), Gaorsach Rapper (UK). Doors 9:30am. Workshops 10am-5pm. Evening gig 7pm-11pm. Good food, bar, sessions. Queries? 0788 794 8853 paul@pauljames.eu ABOUT BLOWZABELLA Blowzabella is Andy Cutting diatonic button accordion; Jo Freya vocals, saxophone, clarinet; Paul James bagpipes, saxophones; Gregory Jolivet hurdy-gurdy; David Shepherd violin; Barn Stradling bass guitar; Jon Swayne bagpipes, saxophone. The band make an inimitable, driving, drone-based sound played with a fabulous sense of melody, rhythmic expertise and sheer feeling. They compose their own music which is influenced by English and European traditional dance music. All the band members compose and many of their tunes are standards in the modern British/European folk repertoire and are played by people all over the world. Bands across Europe who experiment with folk music often cite Blowzabella as a major influence. Blowzabella have been staging folk music and dance workshop events in Britain and abroad for 30 years. All the members of the band are highly experienced at teaching people of all ages and abilities. The band make a point of inviting up and coming home grown talent as well as staging many debut appearances in the UK for the best European folk dance bands around. Organised for the band by Paul James, the aim of their workshop events is always to encourage people of all ages and abilities to participate at whatever level they are comfortable with. There's plenty for people with previous experience to enjoy and add to their knowledge and skills, but you don't need to know anything about folk music or dance to participate. Many participants have gone on to form bands and dance groups as a result of attending these workshops. www.blowzabella.co.uk www.facebook.com/blowzabella www.twitter.com/blowzabella

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Miranda Sykes And Rex Preston

on Sat, 21 Mar 2015 at Woodmancote New Village Hall Doors/bar opens at 7.15pm, concert starts at 8pm.

Unreserved seating. Woodmancote Village Hall has its own car park.

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Jon Gomm

on Sat, 21 Mar 2015 at Devizes St Mary's Church Doors 7pm. Support 7.30pm Jon Gomm 8.30pm.

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O'hooley & Tidow

on Sat, 21 Mar 2015 at Lewes The Con Club Doors 7.30pm

Back for the third time with us and this time a larger venue as we have sold out both the past shows. This duo have gone from strength to strength in 2014, performing at Glastonbury and so many other festivals, taking part in a charity record project with Billy Bragg and touring non stop across the land - and we are delighted to have them back!

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The Handsome Family

on Sat, 21 Mar 2015 at Manchester Hey! Manchester @ Martin Harris Centre 7.30pm

The album explores the little-known enigmas of the natural world: immortal jellyfish, woodpecker tongues, dancing octopi, fly royalty, the secret language of crows and mysterious ant spirals. Elsewhere we discover why the Sparks never take seaside vacations and learn all about compulsive window-smasher Mary Sweeney. It's classic Handsome Family territory twisted tales of the unexpected that may raise a smile but will also, thanks to Rennie's knack for spinning a good yarn, leave you ever so slightly unsettled. But it's not only the narrative that draws you deep into this zoological wonderland. From the opening bars of Flies to the album's closer Wildebeest a parlour piano-led hymn that somehow successfully manages to bring together Stephen Foster, hungry crocodiles and the unity of the wildebeest herd, Brett lays bear a succession of deceptively simple melodies and dexterous instrumentation that combine with his wife's lyrics to a startlingly haunting effect and are delivered with a voice that glides between a Cash-like timbre and a southern high and lonesome plea. And what songs they are. They have been feted by the likes of Ringo Starr and covered by artists such as Jeff Tweedy, Cerys Matthews, Christy Moore and Andrew Bird. In a career that spans twenty years, they've toured the world in their own charmingly DIY fashion one car, one hotel room, one stage night after night after night and in that time they've performed as a duo, with a band and have had onstage collaborations with such folk-royalty as Eliza Carthy, country legend Charlie Louvin and indie kings like Nick Cave and Jarvis Cocker. In each and every instance they've more than held their own, thanks in the main to their songs a series of unique and wondrous compositions that, as Jeff Tweedy once said, are the 'product of two beautiful brains'. 'Their new recording brought to mind a focus and refinement to the weirdness and the weirder they get the more I like 'um.'- Kurt Wagner (Lambchop) This show will take place in the Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall at the Martin Harris Centre just behind Manchester Museum on the University of Manchester's Oxford Road campus. Age restriction: 14+. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

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Steve Tilston

on Sat, 21 Mar 2015 at Lothersdale Village Hall Doors at 7.30 pm

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Gerry Colvin

on Sat, 21 Mar 2015 at Canterbury St George's Centre Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start

Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start Tickets £13 online £14 cash or cheque in advance £15 on the door Folk in the Barn attendees from 2003 to 2009 will remember our regular visits from folk pop rock band ColvinQuarmby with their endearing, brilliantly eccentric front man Gerry Colvin, his hilarious and absurd observations, and witty and catchy singalong songs. Some of the most fun nights we've ever had. ColvinQuarmby as a band is sadly no more, but there is no stopping Gerry Colvin. Recently here with his 80's re-formed cowpunk skiffle duo Terry and Gerry - Gerry is back touring with a new band of musicians, including CQ's lovely fiddler, cellist and vocalist Marion Fleetwood. There are no words to accurately describe a Gerry Colvin gig, apart from different to anything else you've ever seen. Gerry is known for his ability to engage the audience right from the very start and leave them uplifted, questioning, but always grinning inside and out. A real tonic for the soul. Gerry Colvin was born in Barrow-in-Furness. In the 1970's Gerry joined pop band 'The Man Upstairs'. They released three singles and toured with 'The Smiths'. In the early 1980's he co-founded and fronted the legendary John Peel favourite skiffle-cowpunk indie outfit 'Terry & Gerry'. This seminal band toured Europe and the USA and appeared on countless Radio and TV shows including "The Tube" and "The Old Grey Whistle Test". Terry and Gerry recently re-formed for a tenth anniversary John Peel memorial concert. They enjoyed it so much they decided to tour, a resounding success with sellout concerts in their home town and and an invitation to tour opening for Status Quo at huge venues next April. In the early 1990's Gerry worked in Nashville as a professional songwriter and back in the UK collaborated with Alison Moyet, co-writing on an album project. He also penned TV themes, musicals, film scores and wrote and presented for BBC Radio 2. His band 'Gerry Colvin's Inexperience', a fusion of Soul, R and B and Folk-Country, became a firm favourite on the College circuit. In 1993 Gerry formed the folk-pop band 'The Atlantics': they toured extensively including a slot at Glastonbury Festival where Gerry was compere, and appeared on BBC's 'Pebble Mill at One'. Colvin's other major project at this time was film music as vocalist with 'The National Screen Orchestra'; he also performed as a comedy double act with Hollywood superstar Mackenzie Crook. In 1995 Gerry co-founded the five piece folk band ColvinQuarmby. They released six critically acclaimed albums and were voted best band at the prestigious Fairport Convention Cropredy Festival in 2009. In 2010 they won the Hancock Award for 'Best Live Folk Act'. In May 2013 Gerry was invited by New York producer and Robert Plant song collaborator Dave Barratt to record 'Revolution' for the 'Beatles complete on ukulele' album and website. In 2013 Gerry released a self-penned solo album 'Jazz Tales of Country Folk' and is now working on his next CD 'Six of One half a Dozen of the Other'. "Gerry Colvin is a writer of great substance who is able to give us something that has been largely missing in English Music for a long time. His subjects and characters are clearly defined and his songs create strong images and stories which can make us both laugh and cry in the same breath. This band is unique and unforgettable. The songs are brilliant. They should be a household name. Phil Beer, Show of Hands Wildly entertaining and off the wall in the best possible way. English eccentricity is alive and well Folk on the Moor

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Gerry Colvin

on Sat, 21 Mar 2015 at Canterbury St George's Centre Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start

Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start Tickets £13 online £14 cash or cheque in advance £15 on the door Folk in the Barn attendees from 2003 to 2009 will remember our regular visits from folk pop rock band ColvinQuarmby with their endearing, brilliantly eccentric front man Gerry Colvin, his hilarious and absurd observations, and witty and catchy singalong songs. Some of the most fun nights we've ever had. ColvinQuarmby as a band is sadly no more, but there is no stopping Gerry Colvin. Recently here with his 80's re-formed cowpunk skiffle duo Terry and Gerry - Gerry is back touring with a new band of musicians, including CQ's lovely fiddler, cellist and vocalist Marion Fleetwood. There are no words to accurately describe a Gerry Colvin gig, apart from different to anything else you've ever seen. Gerry is known for his ability to engage the audience right from the very start and leave them uplifted, questioning, but always grinning inside and out. A real tonic for the soul. Gerry Colvin was born in Barrow-in-Furness. In the 1970's Gerry joined pop band 'The Man Upstairs'. They released three singles and toured with 'The Smiths'. In the early 1980's he co-founded and fronted the legendary John Peel favourite skiffle-cowpunk indie outfit 'Terry & Gerry'. This seminal band toured Europe and the USA and appeared on countless Radio and TV shows including "The Tube" and "The Old Grey Whistle Test". Terry and Gerry recently re-formed for a tenth anniversary John Peel memorial concert. They enjoyed it so much they decided to tour, a resounding success with sellout concerts in their home town and and an invitation to tour opening for Status Quo at huge venues next April. In the early 1990's Gerry worked in Nashville as a professional songwriter and back in the UK collaborated with Alison Moyet, co-writing on an album project. He also penned TV themes, musicals, film scores and wrote and presented for BBC Radio 2. His band 'Gerry Colvin's Inexperience', a fusion of Soul, R and B and Folk-Country, became a firm favourite on the College circuit. In 1993 Gerry formed the folk-pop band 'The Atlantics': they toured extensively including a slot at Glastonbury Festival where Gerry was compere, and appeared on BBC's 'Pebble Mill at One'. Colvin's other major project at this time was film music as vocalist with 'The National Screen Orchestra'; he also performed as a comedy double act with Hollywood superstar Mackenzie Crook. In 1995 Gerry co-founded the five piece folk band ColvinQuarmby. They released six critically acclaimed albums and were voted best band at the prestigious Fairport Convention Cropredy Festival in 2009. In 2010 they won the Hancock Award for 'Best Live Folk Act'. In May 2013 Gerry was invited by New York producer and Robert Plant song collaborator Dave Barratt to record 'Revolution' for the 'Beatles complete on ukulele' album and website. In 2013 Gerry released a self-penned solo album 'Jazz Tales of Country Folk' and is now working on his next CD 'Six of One half a Dozen of the Other'. "Gerry Colvin is a writer of great substance who is able to give us something that has been largely missing in English Music for a long time. His subjects and characters are clearly defined and his songs create strong images and stories which can make us both laugh and cry in the same breath. This band is unique and unforgettable. The songs are brilliant. They should be a household name. Phil Beer, Show of Hands Wildly entertaining and off the wall in the best possible way. English eccentricity is alive and well Folk on the Moor

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Tom Mcconville

on Sat, 21 Mar 2015 at Exeter Cygnet Theatre 7.30pm

Few contemporary Fiddle players can conjure a sound as diverse and thrilling as Tom McConville. As if aged like a fine whiskey, the traditional sounds of Newcastle, Scotland, Ireland and America are fused with Classical, Jazz, Bluegrass and folk influences, and the results are timeless. Tom's playing and singing acts like a history lesson of traditional folk music and storytelling shared with an inimitable sense of humour and style.

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Jane Weaver

on Sat, 21 Mar 2015 at Manchester The Deaf Institute 7.30pm

Working as an omnipresent pop figure in her genuinely independent micro-industry for over 20 years, Jane Weaver is a rare example of a passionate and resilient northern female artist who re-creates, re-invents and refreshes where many others come and go. Her synth-pop psych and conceptual pop LPs have earned her a faithful fan base which has extended to a long discography of collaborations often released through her own musical 'Woman's Institute' imprint Bird Records, which she runs with Finders Keepers Records in Manchester. Late 2014 saw the release of her new self-produced synth-driven LP The Silver Globe, made with a wide cast of global collaborators such as soundtrack composer David Holmes, Andy Votel with extra music from Australian prog legends Cybotron, Hawkwind and sound effects from electronic pioneer Suzanne Ciani. Wearing her penchants for French wave, cosmic Deutsch rock and European fantasy films on both of her sequinned sleeves, Jane's sixth studio album follows the highest critical acclaim for her previous self-funded album, The Fallen By Watchbird, and a campaign that bought together the unlikely coupling of artists like Wendy & Bonnie, Demdike Stare and The Focus Group. This year Jane's new brand of motorik cold-funk and technicolor domestic synth flourishes unite 10 new conceptual pop songs about power-plant fun-fairs, sci-fi education centres and post-apocalyptic love affairs while her characteristic gossamer vocals cross octaves to theatrical deft effect. The Silver Globe has been voted as Piccadilly Records' number one album of 2014! To mark the occasion, you can save £2 off the ticket price for this show when you purchase the album at Piccadilly Records just ask at the counter. 'The Silver Globe is arguably her most sonically adventurous work to date' The Quietus 'She is amongst todays most striking sonic auteurs' Mojo 'Mesmerising and inspiring, Weaver is one of this country's hidden treasures' Q

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Steve Turner

on Sat, 21 Mar 2015 at Reeth Memorial Hall Doors at 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start

Steve plays concertina and sings. He began his career on the Manchester folk scene at the end of the 1960s, playing and touring as a member of Geordie band Canny Fettle, then nationally and internationally throughout the 80s as a solo professional performer. He is known as a pioneer of highly sophisticated English concertina song accompaniments, stretching the boundaries of traditional forms, with one of the best voices in the business. He is a multi-instrumentalist, who also accompanies himself on the cittern, and also plays mandolin and banjo. 'A shining example of the music the British folk scene is capable of producing' (Folk Roots). See: www.steve-turner.co.uk

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Steve Turner

on Sat, 21 Mar 2015 at Reeth Memorial Hall Doors at 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start

Steve plays concertina and sings. He began his career on the Manchester folk scene at the end of the 1960s, playing and touring as a member of Geordie band Canny Fettle, then nationally and internationally throughout the 80s as a solo professional performer. He is known as a pioneer of highly sophisticated English concertina song accompaniments, stretching the boundaries of traditional forms, with one of the best voices in the business. He is a multi-instrumentalist, who also accompanies himself on the cittern, and also plays mandolin and banjo. 'A shining example of the music the British folk scene is capable of producing' (Folk Roots). See: www.steve-turner.co.uk

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Essex Delta Blues Day. Headliners-band Stage Roy Mette Band. Acoustic Stage Ruby Tiger & Friends

on Sat, 21 Mar 2015 at Chelmsford The Bassment Club doors from 11.15am to sunday 3am

This is the first all Essex Blues acts event although some have left the county they all started here. It will be a marathon on two stages one for bands who will play 45 min sets except for our headline Roy Mette who plays 90 mins and the Acoustic stage where they play 30 min sets except for the headline Ruby Tiger & Friends who play 45 mins. It will be a non stop marathon and because of the venue size tickets are limitied to 200 so get in quick. We have two bands to add and acts could be subject to change.

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Lisbee Stainton (gourmet Gig)

on Sat, 21 Mar 2015 at Cardiff Snails Delicatessen 7pm

Ticket price includes buffet

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Free Parking Play Cruwys Morchard!

on Sat, 21 Mar 2015 at Cruwys Morchard Parish Hall 7.30pm

Doors open at 7.30 for some serious partying! Tickets £8 in advance from here, The Cruwys Arms and the Flower Show committee.

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Martin Simpson

on Sun, 22 Mar 2015 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette doors 7pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbvqxLxx3pI http://www.martinsimpson.com/ This is a very rare intimate concert and a chance to see Martin in front of the famous washing machines. Tickets are £30 in advance and in the unlikely event of the show not being a sell out £35 on the door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette. Contact mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com for further information. Mix of seating (V.LIMITED) and standing. Doors 7pm. Support ( if arranged) around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. We serve Real & Craft Ales, Lagers, Wines. Ciders and Spirits along with OCC Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and of course soft drinks. Facebook - Launderette Sessions Twitter - @LaunderetteSess Instagram - Launderette_Sessions Trip Advisor Events at Old Cinema Launderette (Durham) About Martin There is no doubt that after 35 years as a professional musician Martin is, right now, better than ever. Widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world, his interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces of storytelling. His solo shows are intense, eclectic, spellbinding and deeply moving. There is no-one who has more successfully combined the diverse elements of British, Afro-American and old-timey music than Simpson. His 15 years living in the US were well spent. In addition his own songwriting has produced some real gems, from the truck-stop epic, Love Never Dies to the profoundly moving Never Any Good and "One Day". His career includes collaborations on stage and record with Richard Thompson, June Tabor, Kelly Joe Phelps, Jackson Browne, Danny Thompson, Danú, Martin Carthy, Cara Dillon, David Lindley, Roy Bailey, Martin Taylor, David Hidalgo, Steve Miller, Dick Gaughan and many more. Martin has been nominated an astounding 26 times in the twelve years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards - more than any other performer - with 9 consecutive years as nominee for Musician of The Year, which he has won twice. 2008 saw an incredible 5 nominations for "Prodigal Son' and 2 wins, whilst in 2010 he had an unprecedented 6 nominations for his CD, "True Stories" and a win for Best Traditional Track, "Sir Patrick Spens". 2012's nominations for Martin include, Best Album for 'Purpose & Grace", Best Traditional Track for "The Lakes Of Ponchartrain" and Best Musician. Whether playing American old-time music, blues, a Dylan song or his own material, Martin Simpson is unpredictable, individual and a guitarist of immense subtlety.

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The Little Unsaid

on Sun, 22 Mar 2015 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors at 7pm, Show starts at 8pm

The Little Unsaid is the pseudonym of John Elliott, Yorkshire-born multi-instrumentalist, producer and writer who records and performs a unique blend of folk, electronica, poetic lyricism and lavish orchestration. The 2013 album 'Dig For The Promise' was mixed and co-produced by Graeme Stewart (producer and engineer for Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead). It featured acoustic arrangements entwined around electronic beats and melodies constructed from 'found sounds,' which were recorded around the streets of London. The single 'Midnight On An Island' received repeated BBC 6 radio play and was hailed by esteemed indie music blog Dots and Dashes as one of the genre's 'grandest successes thus far.' This summer saw the release of a five track EP combined with a book of poetry under the collective title 'A Filthy Hunger,' exploring themes of distorted human connection in the modern world. The music was recorded with producer/engineer Brett Shaw (Daughter, Florence and the Machine) with John writing all the parts and playing all of the instruments himself aside from the string arrangements, which were performed by regular collaborators the Southfields String Quartet. The project was crowd-funded by fans using pre-orders and exclusive offers such as limited edition artwork, remixes and private home concerts. A UK tour and return to major festivals such as Glastonbury and Secret Garden Party will follow the release. John has also written screenplays for award-winning short films, the most recent of which is titled Job and is set for release across European film festivals later this year. 'A giddying conflation of folk, electronica and lavish orchestrationone of the supposed genre's grandest successes thus far' Dots and Dashes 'F***ing brilliant!' Mary Guibert (Jeff Buckley's mother) 'Something of sheer beauty' Emerging Icons

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Rita Payne

on Sun, 22 Mar 2015 at Manchester The Castle Hotel Doors at 7:30pm

Coming to the Castle Hotel as part of their Spring 2015 European tour, Self proclaimed "Acoustic Foot-Stompers" Rita Payne (Rhiannon Scutt and Pete Sowerby) are one of the UK's fastest rising acts. From supporting some of the country's leading artists to appearing on BBC One's The Voice UK, this unstoppable duo's voyage to superstardom is unquestionable. Drawing from eclectic mix of musical tastes, from Fleetwood Mac and The Beatles to Paloma Faith and Beirut, Rita Payne use breathtaking vocal harmony, mesmerising guitar riffs and toe tapping beats to create their own unique brand of acoustic music that is enjoyed by the most traditional folkies, rockers and chart lovers alike. Even though they rub shoulders with the likes of Jon McClure, John Otway and Wilko Johnson on a regular basis, this small town duo still have their feet firmly on the ground and are always eager to promote their hometown. "Doncaster's finest songwriters," were commissioned to write the Official Anthem of Doncaster for the opening of the new multi million pound arts venue- Cast, and performed it to a thousand strong sell out crowd. They then went onto make history by becoming the first musicians to headline the venue. They have released two albums to critical acclaim and appeared on BBC1's The Voice UK, as well as supporting the likes of Reverend and the Makers and Lucy Spraggan, and appearing on the same bills as The Beautiful South, Big Country, Bellowhead and The Animals. They were also selected by KFC to help soundtrack their new Deep South Menu online. www.thecastlehotel.info

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Jim Moray

on Sun, 22 Mar 2015 at Shrewsbury The Hive Doors 7pm, Show 7.45pm

One of the most inventive artists working in traditional folk music today, hailed as a pivotal influence by a new generation of folk performers.

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Singaround

on Sun, 22 Mar 2015 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

Bring a song or two, join in, or just come and listen! 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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Bright Season

on Mon, 23 Mar 2015 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music Starts 8:30pm

Bright Season formed in 2013 bringing together the talents of singer and guitarist Michael J Tinker, fiddle-player Ella Sprung and accordionist Simon Dumpleton. Together they perform traditional and self-penned songs and tunes, displaying their own individual gifts and combining to deliver stunning arrangements and harmonies. Included in their set are traditional ballads such as 'The House Carpenter', a cappella arrangements of 'John Ball' and the 'shape-note' song 'Africa' and also tune sets drawing on influences from European folk. This is particularly brought to the fore with Ella's Nyckelharpa. Michael J Tinker has performed and recorded with Damien O'Kane (Kate Rusby band) and Katriona Gilmore and is currently working on a collaborative project with Bella Hardy, Josienne Clarke, The Young'uns, Tom Oakes, Ian Stephenson and Jon Boden. In addition he has supported Bellowhead, Lucy Ward, Sam Carter, Maz O'Connor and many more. Ella Sprung is a fiddle player, singer and dancer. She specialises in French, Breton, and Scandinavian folk music, and performs with European folk dance band Trip the Light and folk groups Gallivant and Jack's Rake. In addition to playing the fiddle she also plays the Swedish Nyckelharpa. Simon is a multi-instrumentalist who has performed with numerous people including Kirsty Bromley and in the ceilidh band Trinculo. He has recently produced recordings for Jess and Richard Arrowsmith, Hekety, Outre Manche and the Melrose Quartet.

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Jess Morgan

on Mon, 23 Mar 2015 at Brighton The Greys 8:30pm

From Norfok, Jess Morgan is an emerging star of the British acoustic music scene, with three albums and live performances that are bringing her acclaim. 'simply stunning' Folk Radio UK 'vivid original imagery' fRoots Magazine 'gorgeous country folk' The Guardian The first of a new series of live dates brought to you by BLISS.

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Eddi Reader

on Tue, 24 Mar 2015 at London Cecil Sharp House Doors at 7pm, start time 7.30pm

Award-winning Scottish singer-songwriter Eddi has carved out a career over the past three decades that places her as one of the most successful musicians in the UK. Having shot to fame with British soft rock/folk band Fairground Attraction, Eddi has had a highly successful solo career and was awarded an MBE in 2006 for her services to music. Aside from her unmistakable voice, it is her ability to embed emotion deep within her songs and performances that really sets her apart from her peers. She delivers traditional tunes with the same vigour and spellbinding passion as her more contemporary songs. This gig her first performance at Cecil Sharp House will see Eddi perform much loved classics alongside songs from her Back the Dogs EP, released in October 2014.

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Hat Fitz & Cara

on Tue, 24 Mar 2015 at Southampton The Talking Heads Doors at 7.30pm

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Jon Gomm

on Tue, 24 Mar 2015 at Brighton Komedia Doors 7:30pm

over 14s (under 16s accompanied by adult)

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Bridie Jackson And The Arbour

on Tue, 24 Mar 2015 at Leeds Oporto 7.30pm - 10.30pm

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Sugar Magnolia + Lorraine Wood + Dan Raza

on Tue, 24 Mar 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SUGAR MAGNOLIA is the new collaboration between Jack Day and Bryony Afferson. Bryony Afferson is part of folk-trio Troubadour Rose, whose record Tell Me, released in September this year, attracted rave reviews from The Guardian and the Daily Express amongst others. Jack Day's The First Ten, released in January this year, also attracted top reviews across the music press, including being named Best Roots Album in Q Magazine. "very individual, very beautiful" - Folk Radio UK "exquisitely beautiful" - FolkGeek LORRAINE WOOD is a singer songwriter from East London. Her voice is reminiscent of Mary Margaret O'Hara snorting coke through a broken saxophone. Her songs about love, loss and disappointment have been known to make grown men cry. Now I see and hear a lot of great singer songwriters! But I will put my head on the block and say that Lorraine Wood just maybe the best unrecorded / undiscovered female Folk Roots singer songwriter in the UK at the moment! This is a tall order, and I do not say it lightly, but seeing Lorraine live is the only way you will find just how captivating and moving her performance actually is. I hope this session she did on my show gives you a glimpse of that. I have had more E-mails sent to my show about Lorraine than any other artist that has been on my show and there has been a lot of truly great ones on over the last three years. (Bob Meyer, Bob's Folk Show) DAN RAZA has established a considerable reputation on the UK singer songwriter and folk roots scene. His distinctive approach has led to him supporting Joan Armatrading on a recent European tour, as well as opening for artists such as Mary Gauthier, Badly Drawn Boy, Cara Dillon and Alejandro Escovedo at concerts throughout the UK and USA. He also had a song, Every Little Dog endorsed by Neil Young when Shakey chose it for his 'Living with War' website. Of mixed British and Indian heritage, Dan grew up in Bedfordshire and has spent his adult years in London. His songs glow with a strong sense of place, bearing an enigmatic wistfulness at their core His debut album (released Spring 2012, Cargo/Auralee) was produced by Charlie Hart (Ronnie Lane, Ian Dury, Eric Clapton, Mose Allison) and features appearances from Geraint Watkins (Van Morrison, Paul McCartney), BJ Cole (Dolly Parton, Martin Simpson), Steve Simpson (Eric Bibb, Ronnie Lane), Frank Mead (Albert King, Eric Clapton) and Mosi Conde (Mory Kante, Salif Keita)

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Silencio At Heath Street Church, Hampstead

on Tue, 24 Mar 2015 at London Heath Street Church 7pm

Basic bar, alcohol available. Wine, lager, beer and soft drinks. Doors at 1900 Music at 2000 **Tickets on sale until 10am on morning of event. Always plenty of tickets on the door at £8 ***

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Silencio At Heath Street Church, Hampstead

on Tue, 24 Mar 2015 at London Heath Street Church 7pm

Basic bar, alcohol available. Wine, lager, beer and soft drinks. Doors at 1900 Music at 2000 **Tickets on sale until 10am on morning of event. Always plenty of tickets on the door at £8 ***

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Pete Coe

on Wed, 25 Mar 2015 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath doors 7.15; start 7.45pm

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Faustus

on Wed, 25 Mar 2015 at Leicester The Guildhall Doors at 7.15pm

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Marrakesh Express

on Wed, 25 Mar 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

A live performance of music from The Byrds and Crosby Stills Nash & Young: remarkable music from a remarkable time. The Marrakesh Express are John Butler, Rick Wilson, and Adam Ellis. Together these three great voices deliver a note perfect performance of some of the finest harmony singing in all music. From the early Byrds classics such as Mr Tambourine Man, Turn Turn Turn and 8 Miles High, to the later CSNY songs such as Guinevere, Our House, Ohio and more, the band take the audience back to a time of protest, revolution, dropping out, and making great music. This is the only show of its kind, and a truly brilliant night's entertainment. The Byrds for me are more important than the Beatles, and David Crosby is the last word in rhythm guitar playing. (John Butler -Diesel Park West, Marrakesh Express) If there are any better bands than this in Britain today I'd like to hear them. (The Evening Standard). www.myspace.com/themarrakeshexpressuk

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The Seam - Gareth Davies-jones

on Wed, 25 Mar 2015 at Newcastle Upon Tyne Fenham Public Library Doors open 7pm, performance starts 7.30pm

Gareth will launch his new album of songs inspired by a residency at the Mining Institute's world renowned library at the heart of the Great North Coalfield in Newcastle. The world of mining is no stranger to song, but far from a retrospective look at mining ballads, Gareth's new collection is an approach to telling the story of the Library's mining and mechanical engineering collections through song and music. Gareth's masterful and thought provoking song writing has been inspired by stories of subterranean banquets celebrating the winning of mines, by the lyricism of Victorian adverts from the first edition of the Mining Journal of 1836 and the flow and eloquence of writing in engineering manuals such as Practical Coal Mining, a technical manual known to generations of miners where Gareth has found a rhythm and metre in just the contents page and which forms the first song on the new album.

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Tom Kitching's Interloper Album Tour Upstairs At Shakespeares

on Wed, 25 Mar 2015 at Sheffield Shakespeare's Pub Doors at 7.30PM band on at 8PM

"Tom must be one of the best young fiddlers in England, with a fluid style equally at ease with the English, American and Irish traditions" - Living Tradition In a successful nine year career, Tom has worked with numerous singers and bands, including Pilgrims' Way, Gavin Davenport, and Albireo. His style is English at heart, whilst encompassing elements of many other traditions. It is a unique, vibrant style full of exuberance, energy and wit, yet capable of expressing extraordinary emotional depth. Tom Kitching's new album 'Interloper', will be released on Fellside records in March 2015. Working with musicians from outside English music, Tom Kitching has pressed the reset button. Defining English music as anything written by an English musician, regardless of style, Interloper sets the English tradition at the heart of a web of traditions across time and territory. The band; Tom Kitching - Fiddle Marit Fält - Latmandola Freya Rae - Flute and Clarinet Jim Molyneux - Percussion Contemporary and broad based, Interloper captures an English tradition that is open to the world, confident, and comfortable with the journey. £10+BF in advance, £12 on the door

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Folklore Presents (with The Local) .. Max And Laura Braun.

on Wed, 25 Mar 2015 at London Green Note 7:00pm

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

on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds doors 7.30pm

Nine Below Zero's founding members, Dennis Greaves and Mark Feltham are going back to their blues roots and will perform a series of intimate, acoustic concerts as a duo. These will be the first 'old style' blues shows the pair will perform in the 35 years they have been working together. Covering songs by blues legends such as Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Jimmy Reed, Slim Harpo and Leadbelly. They will also play unplugged versions of well known Nine Below Zero material. Dennis said we will continue to play the bigger venues with the whole band, but Mark and I are looking forward to getting up close with audiences who, like us, are fans of the blues. As well as playing the songs, it will also be nice to talk about the artists who inspired so many of the great British Blues Bands of the 1960s, who in turn went on to inspire us.

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Jon Gomm At Leaf, Liverpool

on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 at Liverpool Leaf Doors 7.30pm, music 8.00pm

Thursday 26th March 2015 sees the return of Jon Gomm to Liverpool's Leaf on Bold Street as his UK tour rolls into town. Following his sold-out gig at Leaf in September 2013 this show is already set to be one of the must-see gigs of the year. Support TBC

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Sean Taylor Live At The Shop Sessions

on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 at Sandbach The Cycle Junction Doors 7.30pm Music Starts 8.00pm

We are excited to be welcoming one of the best songwriting blues guitarists around at the moment the wonderful Sean Taylor. Sean's guitar skills alone would be worth the ticket but couple that with his poetic and captivating lyrics and it all makes this a must see Shop Session. But don't take our word for it there's plenty of people who think Sean Taylor is something special.... ''An absolutely superb guitarist ... reminiscent of John Martyn" Bob Harris, Radio 2 ''A bluesy devotional intensity that rightly draws comparisons to John Martyn" Q Magazine "Sean Taylor is the finest acoustic blues talent to appear in the UK for many a year...Exceptional. Expect a Mercury nomination'' Love Music Hate Racism As if that's not enough the guest for this Shop Session is the wonderful Jo Bywater which is going to make this one very special evening of blues infused music..

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Blueflint

on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time.

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- The sound of Blueflint is defined by the sublime close harmonies of Deborah Arnott and Clare Neilson whose voices are accompanied by a five-piece line-up intertwining banjos, fiddle, piano, electric guitar, double-bass and drums in raw, honest and beautifully-crafted songs, imbued with a strong alt folk flavour. 2012 saw Blueflint support The Proclaimers for six weeks, taking in venues such as Edinburgh's Playhouse and London's Shepherds Bush Empire. Blueflint's atmospheric and evocative performances, proved them to be a formidable live act and gained them a strong reputation and following through the UK. Blueflint have previously released two highly acclaimed albums; 'High Bright Morning,' and the much anticipated 'Maudy Tree.' After being awarded funding from Creative Scotland, autumn 2014 saw Blueflint record their new album with renowned producer Paul Savage (King Creosote, Mogwai, From Scotland with Love.) They are delighted to be releasing the album in Spring 2015 with a national tour to follow. www.blueflint.org.uk Reviews: "If you are going to The Proclaimers get there early to see Blueflint." Steve Lamacq BBC Radio 2 "...total winner. fRoots the musicianship is consistently excellent **** R2 
.a real discoveryone of my albums of the year. Folk and roots "This second album has ample evidence that their talent should be a lasting one" The Herald **** The Scotsman "Wondrous." The Daily Record *** Daily Express **** The Skinny 7/10 Americana UK

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Martha Tilston

on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 at Leeds Brudenell Social Club 7:30pm

FROOTS ***** "A hugely effective album, with each song presented not mearly as words to be sung and melodies to be played, but as the ties that bind - lifelines connecting family and friends, through the shifting tides of circumstance" GUARDIAN **** "an engrossing set that captures both the harshness and enchantment of maritime life, with the salt of sea air almost palpable" TELEGRAPH **** "a very assured album" FRUK "The Sea is a powerful statement of the journey that Martha has been on and is brilliantly conceived from start to finish....a beguiling record of captivating beauty" FATEA"a special album at a unique point in Martha's musical journey, a sea spell woven for our ears, an oceanic folk delight" ENGLISH DANCE & SONG "A delicate, attentive compendium of songs neatly woven together with Martha's idiosyncratic hummingbird vocals" FOLK LONDON "Nine tracks, each one a gem" MOJO "The cycle of sea songs are beautifully sung and atmospherically arranged in unusual ways" ROCK N REEL "The Sea manages to combine the potency of the traditional material with Martha's rich and sensitively nuanced interpretations" ACOUSTIC MAGAZINE "Over (the whole album), Martha's voice soars like a siren, cajoling, beautiful and unlike anything else in the folk miasma"

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Kristyna Myles

on Thu, 26 Mar 2015 at London Surya Doors 7:30pm

Plus support from Ben Williams and Jules Rendell In short, she is a must see talent METRO Soulful and distinctive M.E.N Newspaper MOBO award nominee Kristyna Myles is no stranger to the big stage and a songstress whose currency is rapidly increasing, thanks to the success of her debut album release 'Pinch Me Quick' (2014), recorded with Grammy award winning producer Ken Nelson (Coldplay, Paolo Nutini). Discovered playing the streets of Manchester, Kristyna went on to win BBC Radio 5 Live's Busker of the Year competition which opened exciting doors into the music industry. Myles' self-penned song 'My Lord' was featured on Universal compilation album 'Songbird 2008' alongside artists such as Amy Winehouse and Eva Cassidy, was nominated for a MOBO award as part of Gospel Group 'DTWG' (2009), recorded duet 'Raging Storm' with Chris De Burgh, toured across Europe and performed in the States at SXSW. Artists she has opened for include Will Young, Lisa Stansfield, The Wanted, Mick Hucknall and Nile Rogers and Chic. Kristyna Myles is a supporter of charity Tearfund who are passionate about putting an end to poverty and wrote the 'IFsong' as part of the 'Enough Food If' Campaign encouraging people to come together for this cause. The Manchester based singer/songwriter is keen to raise awareness of incredible charities through her music and embarked on a busking tour around the UK for the homeless charity Centrepoint who she is an ambassador for. Despite being signed to a major record company in 2010 and having completed the first of a five album deal, just one single release in three years saw exhilaration turn to exasperation, providing the motivation for Kristyna to take back control of her career and copyrights, parting company with management and label. It was a brave move that has since been vindicated by sales and praise for 'The Paris Match', co-produced by legendary Style Council drummer Steve White and Mercury Prize nominated producer Andy Ross and described by modfather Paul Weller as absolutely stunning. The single outsold its predecessor on the mighty Decca, emerging as one of the highest independent entries of 2013 and introducing Kristyna to new audiences and supporters. As an independent artist and young business woman, Myles joined forces with her supporters and PledgeMusic to fund her new album, the campaign launched in September 2014 and was a great success. 'Paint A Brighter Day' is the title of Myles' new album featuring self penned songs about life-lessons with the aim of inspiring and painting the listeners day brighter. The soulful singer/songwriter has appeared on BBC 1 Songs Of Praise performing 'Heaven Knows' written together with Jess Cook which will be featured on her forthcoming album. BBC Radio 2 The Sunday Hour gave 'Heaven Knows' it's first play and most recently Kristyna Myles has been honoured with a MOBO Award Nomination for Best Gospel Act 2014. Endorsed by Yamaha Music (UK) Kristyna (Myles) isn't interested in being seen as the next 'cool' thing, instead, she's intent on producing soulful, thoughtful and powerful music that simply satisfies Chris Long, BBC.

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Reg Meuross

on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead Door 7pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from Reg Meuross plus a set from each of the support acts. * Mix of row seats and standing room * 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 * Seats are not reserved, and a ticket may not always guarantee a seat, although there will be standing room. If having a seat is essential to you, please ensure that you are there when the door opens at 7pm, as the room fills up quickly for popular concerts. * Children are welcome provided they sit quietly without disturbing other members of the audience. If you are unsure about this, please contact us before buying tickets for children. * Food and real ale available! Please note that you will not usually be able to eat in the ballroom where the concert is held, although once the doors open you may reserve a seat 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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Reg Meuross

on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead Door 7pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from Reg Meuross plus a set from each of the support acts. * Mix of row seats and standing room * 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 * Seats are not reserved, and a ticket may not always guarantee a seat, although there will be standing room. If having a seat is essential to you, please ensure that you are there when the door opens at 7pm, as the room fills up quickly for popular concerts. * Children are welcome provided they sit quietly without disturbing other members of the audience. If you are unsure about this, please contact us before buying tickets for children. * Food and real ale available! Please note that you will not usually be able to eat in the ballroom where the concert is held, although once the doors open you may reserve a seat 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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Sean Taylor

on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe Doors 7pm Gig starts 8pm

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The Levels Collective: Alasdair Roberts

on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 at Bridgwater Arts Centre 8pm

Glasgow based musician Alasdair Roberts is an exceptional guitarist and lyricist. He is one of the most championed artists on Folk Radio UK which makes this night a very special one. He is primarily a singer, acoustic fingerstyle guitarist, writer/composer of new songs and interpreter of traditional songs and ballads. Described by The Wire 'as the sound of new myths and new music being hewn from folk's stone.'

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Lucy Ward In Concert

on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion Concert starts 8.15 pm, Legion open from 7pm

A very special concert to celebrate John Butcher's 65th Birthday on March 27th we present the delectable, multi award winning, LUCY WARD, a brilliant singer-songwriter from Derby. Winner of Horizon Award at the 2012 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Nominated for Folk Singer of the Year in 2014. Providing support are PJ Wright and Guy Fletcher whose list of 'credits' include Little Johnny England, to name but one of many.

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Lucy Ward In Concert

on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion Concert starts 8.15 pm, Legion open from 7pm

A very special concert to celebrate John Butcher's 65th Birthday on March 27th we present the delectable, multi award winning, LUCY WARD, a brilliant singer-songwriter from Derby. Winner of Horizon Award at the 2012 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Nominated for Folk Singer of the Year in 2014. Providing support are PJ Wright and Guy Fletcher whose list of 'credits' include Little Johnny England, to name but one of many.

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Whiskey Dick

on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 at Cardiff The Full Moon 7:30pm

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Hank Wangford - With Brad Breath & Spanner Robinson

on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time.

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Hank Wangford and Brad Breath (Andy Roberts) are back at the Green Note joined this time by the Country stylings and sweet harmonies of newcomer Spanner Robinson. Together the three of them will sing you original heartbreakers, toetappers and scuffed jewels scraped from the underbelly of Country. And however summery it is outside Hank's fresh cut slices of life and Brad's glimpses of gloom should keep the spirits low and the misery high. Hank Wangford godfather of British Country music was indoctrinated by Gram Parsons in 1970 and has been at it ever since. As Andy Roberts, Brad has played with Scaffold, Bonzo Dog, Plainsong, Billy Connolly, Pink Floyd, Rolf Harris and many others. Spanner Robinson sings with Hank & the Lost Cowboys and look out for her with Jeremy Mendonca as powerful Americana duo Hallelujah Trails. Many of the songs will be from Hank's most recent albums "Best Foot Forward" and "Whistling In The Dark" and from his current recording project an album entirely of waltzes "Save Me The Waltz". Hank Brad & Spanner - the Peter Paul & Mary of the 21st century? "An emotional rollercoaster ride. From honkytonkin' heartbroken songs of 1950s and '60s rural America via the 1984 British miner's strike, right up to the present day. Beautifully crafted original songs full of class, wit and poignant observations. We laughed and cried - sometimes at the same time - it's a privilege to be present on nights like these." Mike Leigh "A must see and must hear for any fan of Country music and if you're not a fan you'll soon convert. The music is beautiful, the stories funny and they have great taste in cowboy gear." Carn to Cove, Cornwall

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The Desperate Dan Band Featuring Dave Mattacks

on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 at Goring Conservative Club Doors 7.30pm Start 8.30pm

The legendary Dave Mattacks drummer of 'Fairport Convention' fame joins The Desperate Dan Band for an evening of the finest Blues RnB and Country The band: Bob Brookes Vocals & harp Nigel Bagge Guitar & vocals Fraser Wigg Key boards Jim Bryan Bass Dave Mattacks Drums

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Kal Lavelle Presents We Love Spring! = Antonio Lulic ('son' Ep Launch) + Dawson + Stephanie Fraser!

on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 at London St Giles in the Fields Doors at 7pm

________________________________________________________________ WE LOVE SPRING music night - Kal Lavelle ('One to Watch' - Sunday Mirror) hosts & curates these popular WLS music nights now based in St Giles in the Fields church (central London). "The church at the other end of guitar-store heaven Denmark Street, St Giles-in-the-Fields has hosted performances by Bon Iver and Julianna Barwick, as well as poetry readings by Patti Smith (who named it one of her favourite churches in England)." - Time Out London "Attending a WLS showcase night felt like winning the lottery!" - The Sunday Mirror PREVIOUS ACTS - ED SHEERAN / LIANNE LA HAVAS / LABRINTH / FIONA BEVAN / RYAN KEEN / NINA NESBITT / SHLOMO / KARIMA FRANCIS / HUDSON TAYLOR / KIMBERLY ANNE / ANTONIO LULIC / FRANKMUSIK / NATTY / PAPER AEROPLANES / GAVIN JAMES / JAMIE LAWSON / LEDDRA / ANNIE EVE / SOPHIE JAMIESON / RHIANNON MAIR / SWALLOW & THE WOLF / PEARL & THE BEARD / THOMAS IAN NICHOLAS & more! ________________________________________________________________ LINE - UP ANTONIO LULIC ('SON' EP LAUNCH) Antonio has toured extensively around the UK, Europe, Australia, South America and the USA (including the prestigious SXSW Music festival) and his performances draw comparisons from early Springsteen to Mumford & Sons. "Soulful, passionate & uplifting". Tour support to Ed Sheeran both in the UK & America. 'A simply incredible songwriter' - BBC Radio 1's Thomas Coxhead WATCH / LISTEN - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_mPl8NuB9E DAWSON - UK Loop station Champion Also represented the UK at the World Loop Station Championship Finals in Los Angeles! Multi-Instrumentalist Over 200,000 views on YouTube! WATCH/LISTEN - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQpW4GTeXR0 STEPHANIE FRASER 22 year old Stephanie Fraser is a talented singer/songwriter. Her voice is utterly stunning, with a lyrical style to match the greats. She was scouted by the A&R who discovered Mumford & Sons! Her most recent EP - Walking Woman, was released on Island Records! WATCH/LISTEN - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6JCqbayd70 ________________________________________________________________ Do you have YOUR ticket? INFO - Advance tickets £12. Note - Tickets on the door will be £15. Tickets available from - www.wegottickets.com/weloveshows DOORS - 7pm sharp. (Curfew 11pm) BAR - There will be a bar in the venue. Available - Beer, wine, and soft drinks. ADDRESS - St Giles in the Fields church, 60 Saint Giles High Street, London WC2H 8LG www.weloveshows.com

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Gerry Jablonski Band & Lights Out By Nine

on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 at Edinburgh The Voodoo Rooms 7pm

Please allow me to introduce to you Gerry Jablonski and the Electric Band. A four piece blues rock powerhouse that never fails to win over their audience as they take them on a rollercoaster ride of original music that pays tribute to the blues rock classics that have influenced this band.Frontman Gerry has been a stalwart of the Scottish music scene for 30 or more years and is well respected as a guitar playing phenomenon. In his latest incarnation he has teamed up with Polish blues harp sensation Pete Narojczyk to take the show to a new level mixing blues sensitivities with gutsy rock n roll attitude.In the five years they have been together the band have released 3 albums, included in Classic Rock blues magazine top albums of the year and have enjoyed airplay on BBC Radio 2 Paul Jones Blues Show. With a work ethic second to none the band have clocked up 4 extensive and successful Polish tours, tours in Holland, Germany and Norway and played all the major UK blues festivals.Their rise has almost been scuppered with the tragic death of their drummer and friend Dave Innes, founder and driving force behind the band but they have lived up to their fighting as a band attitude and with a pledge to Dave on his death bed and forced on through the tragedy to expand their European theatre of operations. This is a band that does not shirk form the responsibilities of spreading the word and the word is Rock no Roll baby! Music should be played from the heart and sing to the soul and they have no time for the lifestyle or image conscious distractions that can distract many bands. Authentic and gutsy shows that talk to the audience of the traditional rock no roll ethos of being true to yourself and living for the moment.The band take no prisoners, reeling in the audience and giving off so much energy the crowd have no choice but to bathe in the reflected glory of four musicians letting it rip and giving their heart and soul to the performance. There are no airs or graces or niceties gutsy rock n roll and with memorable melodies, sweet harmonies and a powerhouse rhythm section an absolutely refreshing and life affirming experience that only a truly phenomenal performance can bring. This show is a launch for their fourth studio album. Lights Out By Nine play powerhouse rhythm and blues, and have developed a collection of their own original songs, which is commanding a growing amount of media attention. Their debut album was launched by Matt The Cat Baldasarri on the Soul Bucket radio show on WERS FM to a six million audience in Boston MA. The Moving On album was the first opportunity to highlight the song writing ability of LOBN. The band continued on a musical journey which has seen them develop their soul and blues influences through the years, producing two further studio albums, Good Morning Mr Universe and Make Your Own Luck, which were top 4 radio hits in America, two live appearances on BBC Radio 2 on the Paul Jones show, and numerous venue, festivals and support appearances with legendary names such as AWB. But, in keeping with the title of their debut album LOBN are indeed 'moving on', and have emerged in 2014 with a fresh new sound which includes and embraces the New Orleans genre of Soul Funk Music. As part of that process the band bade a fond farewell to founder band member Al Hughes in 2013 to enable him to focus on his solo blues career and it is a great pleasure to welcome a long time friend and well established soul and blues man John Frame. The band once again, welcomes back Arthur Cook to follow the inimitable Ronnie Dalrymple behind the drum kit. LOBN arrive with a refreshed set list, and a revived band line up.

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Oysterband

on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 at Ryde Aspire 7.30pm

The Oysterband return to the Isle of Wight for the first time since 2000. Drew onstage 8.00pm Oysterband onstage 9.00pm

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Rachel Eddy - A Very Talented Old-time Music Performer And Teacher From Morgantown, West Virginia

on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 at Towersey The Three Horseshoes Doors 7:30pm On stage 8:00pm Finish 10:15pm

I was born in raised in rural WV near Morgantown, where my father Richard Eddy got me started playing fiddle as a little girl. Pretty soon I realized that I was having more fun making old time string band music than just about anything else, which I have done pretty much full time since I finished school. Since then, I have supported myself playing fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin and bass, as well as singing and telling stories, throughout the eastern U.S. and Europe. I love the intimate connection of working with a dedicated student or performing solo in front of small audiences as much as the collective charge of leading large open jam sessions and tight ensembles in front of thousands of festival goers. One of my favorite ways to share music is at contra and square dances both as a musician and a dancer. Over the years, I have had the honor of sharing stages, workshops and recording sessions with the likes of Tim O'Brien, Erryn Marshall, Dirk Powell, Russ Barenberg, Bruce Molsky, and the g'earls from Uncle Earl. I have three recordings of my own to take a listen, check out my site at http://www.reverbnation.com/racheleddy. Having spent 2008-2014 living in Europe, I am now excited to be returning to the States. Please take a look around my website and let me know if you'd like to bring my kind of music to a stage, dance hall, or classroom near you.

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Fos Brothers

on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 at Doncaster Brewery and Tap Doors open 7.30pm

A stirring fusion of original and traditional songs on hypnotic acoustic guitars to 21st century dance grooves. (Steve Knightley - Show of Hands Growing up in Belfast in the 70's the FOS brothers fuse an eclectic mix of Floydie, Genesis, Horselips with trad Irish sensibilities, into something really different." This Belfast-born duo, who are actually brothers, are worth checking out for their guitar sound alone. The pair had a unique haunting musical interplay at this gig, in the same way that Thin Lizzy or the All-man Brothers were able to create double the magic by using twin guitars. Their intriguing set list was also something a bit special, including their own self-penned material, Irish folk songs and classics by rock legends such as Tom Waits. Some of the numbers were deeply atmospheric, conjuring up dark country roads and moonlit nights, while others were laid-back pub singalongs. The FOS brothers have played on our stage at Glastonbury every year for the last 10 years and still pack the house with their superb musicianship and sublime vocals. (Andy Hope, Croissant Neuf, Glastonbury Festival) www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhHwv9SVBgc

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Mi Flamenco

on Fri, 27 Mar 2015 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

If they return again, I would recommend booking a ticket. You don't have to know much about dance to appreciate it and the way in which this group is keeping this wonderful Spanish tradition alive. (Helen Potter Docklands Review) Mi Flamenco is an international flamenco company with one thing in mind: to bring creative, authentic flamenco to audiences worldwide. Mi Flamenco's artists share a long, long journey together; of friendship, passion for what they do and hard work. The relationship these artists hold makes for intimate, enthralling performance: from the inside, out. This reduced company of 4 does not skim on variety, thrill and compelling music and dance with their new show Fresco. Dancers: Ester Tal & Carlos Velazquez Ester Tal's sharp contrast of earthy strength and beautiful grace is a pleasure to witness (Luke Castiglione ITV Meridian) Dancer, Ester Tal, seemed to embody the heart-thumping passion of flamenco Matthew Jenkin (News shopper Review) Carlos Velazquez has all the strength and emotion you would want to see and feel and more. He is a regular in some of the top flamenco venues in Spain, but this is his first time in the UK. Mi Flamenco (literally My Flamenco) have, at their heart, the gypsy singing from Jerez de la Frontera in Cadiz one of the most important and influential places in the history of the flamenco voice. Singer: Luis El Mono is Jerez through and through: El Mono in particular sang as if he had fire in his belly, clapping his hands wildly in time with the intricate music and footsteps. Helen Potter Docklands Review, Trinity Laban, London 2010 The power and emotion of Luis El Mono's voice vibrates through the audience and has to be experienced to be believed. Guitar: Uri Tal The thrilling sound of Uri Tal's flamenco guitar connects all these artists beautifully: his playing is both strong and sensitive, powerful and emotive. stunning flamenco dancing backed up by hugely talented guitar players and singers (Helen Potter Docklands Review)

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Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston

on Sat, 28 Mar 2015 at Hepworth Village Hall Doors 7:30pm Start 8pm

The inspirational melding of musical chameleon Miranda Sykes and mandolin maestro Rex Preston has produced one of the most unexpected and exciting new pairings on the acoustic roots scene. With an enviable pedigree, Miranda is known as the stand-out bass player and spine-tingling vocalist who has brilliantly enriched the Show of Hands sound for the past nine years while former Scoville Units band member Rex is recognised as one of the finest young mandolin players in the UK.

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Mary Humphreys & Anahata: Shammick Acoustic

on Sat, 28 Mar 2015 at Combe Martin The Pack o' Cards Doors 7.30 pm for 8 pm start

This duo have unearthed and brought back to vivid life some rare gems of English song and dance music. Performed with consummate skill and musicianship, and a huge variety of instruments, their repertoire has a particular emphasis on the East Anglian region in which they live. Mary sings, mostly in English but occasionally in her native Welsh, and plays concertina and banjo, whilst Anahata accompanies with melodeons, concertina or cello, as well as jointly playing tunes that almost require you to dance! With five CDs under their belts, they are continually busy at festivals and folk clubs throughout the land, with concert performances, workshops and presentations, as well as playing for local Molly Dance groups. They also play in no less than four different ceilidh (barn dance) bands! As one event organiser said, Stunning musicianship, great songs very well sung and an infectious stage presence.

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Larry Miller

on Sat, 28 Mar 2015 at Sandwich St Mary's Church Doors 7pm

Larry returns to St Mary's Arts centre after his sensational performance in 2014. His reputation as one of the UK's best Blues Rock Guitarists is undoubted with the Guardian calling him 'A Blues rock powerhouse'. If you love the likes of Rory Gallagher, Hendrix, Alvin Lee etc you'll LOVE seeing Larry Miller!

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Lucy Ward

on Sat, 28 Mar 2015 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys doors 7pm

2012 BBC Folk Horizon Award (Best Newcomer) 2014 BBC Nominee for Folk Singer of the Year Lucy Ward is an award winning 24 year old acoustic artist from Derby. She plays guitar, ukulele and concertina but considers her voice to be her first instrument. After winning the Horizon Award at the 2012 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Lucy's career has gone from strength to strength establishing herself as one of the hottest performers on the UK Folk scene, pulling a capacity audience on her Cambridge Folk Festival debut and gracing the mighty Acoustic Stage at Glastonbury 2013 and the Left Field stage at Glastonbury 2014. Her debut album Adelphi Has To Fly (Navigator Records 2011) was met with widespread critical acclaim. She was named by MOJO as 'Britfolk's most vibrant and forthright new young talent' and attracted four star reviews from The Guardian and Maverick Magazine among others. Lucy's second album "Single Flame" was released by Navigator Records August 2013 also met with widespread acclaim. Mark Radcliffe (BBC Radio 2) called it, "mature and unflinching" and the Guardian awarded it 4 stars and said the album was "Impressive and original". Brilliant reviews also rolled in from the national folk magazines with Spiral Earth suggesting it was; "One of the albums of the year for sure." "Lucy, is a breath taking presence on stage. Her unpretentious outlook and warmth melts the hearts of audiences. Her disarming personality, pitch perfect delivery and the maturity of her songs can reduce an audience to tears, but a Lucy Ward set will always send you away feeling uplifted. Shrewsbury Folk Festival. Lucy has become a consummate performer and songwriter wowing audiences wherever she plays. A magical setting for live music, Home made cakes & refreshments in the interval, please bring your own wine etc if you want, we have glasses, large car park opposite.

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Domenic Decicco

on Sat, 28 Mar 2015 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

Domenic is an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and composer/producer who has travelled the world sharing his music as a solo artist and as co-founder/lead vocalist of the innovative acoustic roots band Praying for the Rain. Musician magazine calls him, a deeply soulful and compelling musician and storyteller who brings a rich, uncluttered quality to his music that fills his songs with evocative imagery and lyrical narrative. Net Rhythms magazine says "mature and eloquent, intimate, passionate and with haunting performances... quietly stunning" He has toured throughout Europe, Canada, Africa, Japan and the Middle East and has performed at festivals such as Glastonbury, Womad and Stainsby and at London's Union Chapel and South Bank. His work with Praying for the Rain, who are known for their dynamic and compelling live performances, blends contemporary folk, Celtic and world music with irresistible rhythms, memorable melodies, beautifully crafted vocals and inspired musicianship. Their music brings to mind a modern blend of Crosby, Stills and Nash, Robert Plant, to Fleet Foxes and Peter Gabriel, creating a truly uplifting experience. just can't stop the potency of their music and the uncanny enchantment it spreads amongst all of us who have been fortunate enough to hear the music and follow their journey. Max Reinhardt BBC 3 Late Junction Sharing with other cultures has made its way into many aspects of Domenic's singing, writing and music. Through the language of music and his study of sound, he has come to a broader understanding of the world around him. Originally from Canada with Italian heritage, after many years living in London, now makes his home in Somerset. This special performance at the Chapel Arts Centre will celebrate the release of the new album, Seeds of Evergreen and will feature songs from the CD as well as music from his previous releases and a selection of Praying for the Rain material. Domenic will be joined by a list of celebrated musicians including: Chris Hurn - cello, Tom Pepler - drums, Paul Sax - violin, Delagh King - vocals, Richard Kennedy - vocals, Mal Darwen - bass, vocals, Amanda Easton - vocals, percussion, Vince DeCicco - accordion. Expect an exhilarating night of high energy, movement and wonderfully engaging songs. Seeds of Evergreen - the new album Domenic releases his 3rd solo album. The themes are touching in their purity and convey a sense of honesty and vulnerability that draws the listener in from the start. Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Domenic defies any easy label. The collection of songs stir in their own sensibilities and haunting melodies, crossing between contemporary acoustic folk, touches of roots and world music, and even his flavour of country and jazz. His wealth of musical styles and smooth and expressive voice are all skillfully blended into a seamless flow of music from the heart that absorbs the listener entirely into the narratives of each piece. He has a chameleon voice, sometimes rough and husky, sometimes sweet and clear. There are fleeting glimpses of Dylan and Paul Simon in his delivery; his voice is strong and true, capable of passion and drama as well as gentleness. Folking.com "Packed full of well-crafted songs and beautifully played throughout, so if the idea of an easygoing, rootsy album perfect for a Sunday morning appeals, you won't do much better than Seeds Of Evergreen". Martin Dowsing Rock n Reel

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The Jaywalkers

on Sat, 28 Mar 2015 at Barton The Ropewalk Doors open at 7pm, on stage 8pm

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Martha Tilston

on Sat, 28 Mar 2015 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette doors 7pm

MARTHA TILSTON Martha Tilston has carved her niche in the English folk scene with sharp, original songs that dissect the modern world. GUARDIAN It's always a joy to hear from her to my mind she's one of the most underrated voices on the UK folk and roots scene. R2 Martha Tilston has grown up immersed in music. So much so that she thinks of song writing as the coat she wears on the journey, not the destination she is travelling to. It has taken her to many interesting places; opening the acoustic stage at Glastonbury; touring the far reaches of the globe; gaining a BBC nomination for best new-comer at the folk awards; recording and releasing several of her own albums, being a guest vocalist for zero 7, and meeting and playing with some of the world's most inspiring musicians. Her new album 'The Sea' was released to critical acclaim on Oct 6th 2014 and it really is a box of treasures. Recorded by the sea at Prussia Cove, and in Tilston's Cornish home, it features quite a few guest appearances from members of Martha's family. I've always had it in mind to make a traditional album says singer and contemporary songwriter Martha Tilston. Singing trad songs is what I grew up with, not just from my father (Steve Tilston) and step mother (Maggie Boyle) but also on my stepfather's side of the family with its Geordie heritage (her stepfather is Frank Whately and uncle Kevin Whately, the actor known for his iconic roles in such beloved TV series as 'Lewis' and 'Morse'). Among the family friends of her childhood was the legendary Bert Jansch (and Martha includes 'Black Waterside' as a nod to his influence and presence in her work). 'The Sea' is a brand new album of traditional songs about the sea and the stories of those whose lives are intertwined with and guided by contact with it. Each song has one of the above‐mentioned family members, plus brother Joe Tilston and friends, singing or playing with Martha. The end result is music that is captivating, beautiful and as much a joy to listen to as it, undoubtedly, was to make. Traditional folk songs about the sea, collected, sung and played by Martha with family and friends; a personal and family testimony to the power of song and traditions forged by kith and kin. If there was any justice, Martha Tilston would be enshrined as a national treasure; everything she touches she manages to imbue with a fragile beauty that can bring tears to your eyes. ACOUSTIC The cycle of sea songs are beautifully sung and atmospherically arranged in unusual ways MOJO www.marthatilston.co.uk Tickets £20 in advance or £23 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette. Contact mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com for further information. Mix of seating (V.LIMITED) and standing. Doors 7pm. Support ( if arranged) around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. We have an drinks licence. Real & Craft Ales, Lagers, Wines. Ciders and Spirits will be served along with Ouseburn Coffee Company Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and of course posh soft drinks. Facebook - Launderette Sessions Twitter - @LaunderetteSess Instagram - Launderette_Sessions Trip Advisor Events at Old Cinema Launderette (Durham)

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O'hooley & Tidow

on Sat, 28 Mar 2015 at Canterbury The Kingston Barn Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start

Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start Tickets £13 online £14 in advance £15 on the door One of the most exciting acts on the contemporary folk scene today; Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow are accomplished interpreters of everything from Massive Attack to traditional Irish ballads, but it's their own boundless songwriting and exquisite harmonies that truly shine. Their new album The Hum, produced by Mercury nominated Gerry Diver has already been hailed as one of the albums of the year, with a Guardian feature, extensive airplay and live sessions on Radio 2, Radio 4's Woman's Hour and 6 Music. After listening to The Hum, the duo received a personal invite from Billy Bragg to perform on his Leftfield Stage at Glastonbury. They have the originality and skill to invite comparison with the folk scene's most celebrated North American harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle. Lyrically and musically, Belinda and Heidi's powerful, deeply moving, and at times spine-tingling performances are infused with an honesty and empathy that will disarm even the hardest of heart. They sold out and blew the roof off the Black Robin at their first visit to Folk in the Barn in 2013 so glad to have them back, this time in the Barn where more people can come and see how special this duo is. ***** 'Boundless songwriting and exquisite harmonies that truly shine' Guardian 'I LOVE the new album.' Lauren Laverne, 6 Music 'Excellent' **** Songlines Top of the World Album 'Remarkable. Surely one of the albums of the year.' **** Guardian 'Remarkablechallenging, innovative and often moving' **** Irish Times 'Defiant, robust, northern, poetical folk music for the times we live in.' Independent 'Boldly defiant and sharply individual. One of British Folk's mightiest combinations' **** MOJO Folk Album of the Month Interesting songs; unusual, always very deep, and they've always got a little quirk to them. MIKE HARDING Blessed with sensitivity, coupled with a great sense of humour, Belinda and Heidi write creatively, expressing new ideas both lyrically and musically in a beautiful way. NIC JONES

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Tubular Bells For Solo Piano Dave Sanderson

on Sat, 28 Mar 2015 at Exeter Cygnet Theatre 7.30pm

A unique opportunity to hear Mike Oldfield's classic 1973 instrumental album 'Tubular Bells' live when stripped bare of its glockenspiels, organs and 'two slightly distorted guitars' then faithfully re-constructed as a solo piano piece. From the haunting introductory motif of Part One right through to the concluding Sailor's Hornpipe of Part Two, Dave Sanderson performs his own piano version of Oldfield's groundbreaking prog-rock epic live; journeying from one melody, riff and texture to the next with only his two hands, one instrument and no pre-recorded loops or backing tracks. Exeter-based Dave Sanderson (An Evening Without James Taylor, Mr Food from BBC's Steve Wright In The Afternoon) is delighted to be returning to the Cygnet Theatre with this new solo live project which, as well as 'Tubular Bells', will also include a selection of his own original piano pieces.

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Tubular Bells For Solo Piano Dave Sanderson

on Sat, 28 Mar 2015 at Exeter Cygnet Theatre 7.30pm

A unique opportunity to hear Mike Oldfield's classic 1973 instrumental album 'Tubular Bells' live when stripped bare of its glockenspiels, organs and 'two slightly distorted guitars' then faithfully re-constructed as a solo piano piece. From the haunting introductory motif of Part One right through to the concluding Sailor's Hornpipe of Part Two, Dave Sanderson performs his own piano version of Oldfield's groundbreaking prog-rock epic live; journeying from one melody, riff and texture to the next with only his two hands, one instrument and no pre-recorded loops or backing tracks. Exeter-based Dave Sanderson (An Evening Without James Taylor, Mr Food from BBC's Steve Wright In The Afternoon) is delighted to be returning to the Cygnet Theatre with this new solo live project which, as well as 'Tubular Bells', will also include a selection of his own original piano pieces.

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Awna Teixeira

on Sat, 28 Mar 2015 at Lewes Elephant and Castle Doors 7.30pm

A firm Union favourite, having gigged with us for the past four years either with her band Po'Girl or solo. We love Awna's music with all it's international influences. Her voice and playing are unique to her and we are honoured to bring her back to Lewes again. Danni Nicholls has been a Union friend even longer than Awna, playing one of our first ever in-stores - she will be fresh back from Nashville after recording her second full length album over there.

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James Perryman's 'consumed By The View' Ep Launch

on Sat, 28 Mar 2015 at London The Good Ship Doors at 7.30pm, First act on at 8.00pm

West London based Singer/Songwriter plays through his new EP and selection of his back catalogue of Americana, Blue & Folk songs. http://www.jamesperryman.com https://www.facebook.com/jamesperrymanmusic Support from Officer and LittleBishopBrave. https://www.facebook.com/iamofficer https://soundcloud.com/littlebishopbrave

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Josienne Clark & Ben Walker

on Sun, 29 Mar 2015 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors 7pm, Show starts 8pm

Josienne and Ben's second album, 'Nothing Can Bring Back The Hour' has been one of the most anticipated releases of the year and has already garnered critical praise from all sides. We confidently assert that this will be one of the hottest tickets of 2015, with the duo accompanied by a full string section! Double BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominees Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker infuse ageless stories of love and loss with their exquisite command of many instruments. Whether interpreting words centuries old or singing her own authentic lyrics, Josienne's jewel-like voice finds the nuance in the simplest phrase and sends it, effortlessly, straight to your heart. Ben's musical tact and flair for arrangement provide the perfect setting, allowing the song centre-stage. Josienne was born in Sussex and Ben, in Evesham. It was after studying in London, and utterly by chance, that they met in July 2009. Together they resolutely forged their own path through traditional music, with critical recognition soon following: the Isambard Folk Award, and the FATEA Award for Best Album and Female Vocalist of the Year, and the Spiral Award for Best Duo. The live performance is a thing of delight - enchanted reviewers have spoken of shimmering cathedrals of sound - and its purity will stay with you long after the last note fades. In 2013 their debut release on Navigator Records - Fire and Fortune - reached No.1 on the Amazon folk chart within three months, garnered rave reviews and a constellation of stars across the board, and brought them coveted BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominations for Best Newcomers and Best Duo in 2014. 'It's an album wreathed in surprises and I love it lots and lots- Colin Irwin, fRoots Magazine ***** 'Thoroughly remarkable and unique' - Maverick ***** " 'Becoming one of the hottest tickets in folk' Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 folk show

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O'hooley & Tidow

on Sun, 29 Mar 2015 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

Brilliant duo

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O'hooley & Tidow

on Sun, 29 Mar 2015 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

Brilliant duo

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Andy Cutting

on Sun, 29 Mar 2015 at Topsham Matthews Hall 8.00pm - doors 7.30

Andy Cutting is a rarity. A musician's musician (BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winner Best Musician 2009 and 2011): a soulful and technically outstanding melodeon practitioner with an ear for a fine tune. Many of his tunes have been purloined along the way: some considered contemporary classics on the folk scene. But then, Andy is also a warm and emotive performer, modestly engaging his audiences with his self-deprecating wit and then flooring them with downright staggering musicianship.

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Martha Tilston

on Sun, 29 Mar 2015 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30pm

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Ian Siegal

on Sun, 29 Mar 2015 at Southampton The Talking Heads Doors at 7.30pm

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Rachel Hamer Band

on Sun, 29 Mar 2015 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

The Rachel Hamer Band are a folk band based in Newcastle. Its four members came together in 2013 over a shared love of music and song. They perform an exciting blend of traditional and contemporary songs. Rachel Hamer is from North East England and has grown up surrounded by folk music, folk clubs and festivals. She has been influenced by the best singers in the tradition but retains her own unique powerful singing style. Grace Smith is a fiddle player, clog dancer and singer from Teesside. She has grown up with folk clubs and Folkworks events, playing festivals and gigs. She is now a student on the Folk and Traditional Music degree in Newcastle as well as doing lots of performing and teaching. Graeme Armstrong from Jedburgh is a fine guitarist steeped in the Scottish tradition. Sam Partridge from Glossop plays an eclectic array of musical instruments including flute, whistle, harmonium, keyboards and, on occasion, the bassoon. Listen to The Rachel Hamer Band perform “Wreck of the Dandenong” and “The Pitman’s Courtship”.

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Thomas Maguire / Fhiona Ennis

on Sun, 29 Mar 2015 at Soham The Brook 12pm onwards

An afternoon with the best Irish and Country Duo

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Thomas Truax

on Sun, 29 Mar 2015 at Brighton Komedia 7.30pm

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Ben Poole

on Mon, 30 Mar 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors 8pm, music 8.30 - 11pm

When Ben played for The Haven Club last year he had us totally in awe of his musicianship - what a show! Since then he has brought out a highly successful album recorded at Bluesfest at the Albert Hall and continued his rapidly rising musical journey in his own right as well as supporting Matt Schofield on his annual UK tour. Check him out on www.benpooleband.com Here are a few accolades: Ben really brings the fire with his licks. He's got neck-snapping vibrato where he catches a bunch of strings at once and grinds the shit out of them. By the way he hits the guitar, we can only assume it's been saying rude things about his mother! Ben impressed with his tone, touch and stage presence. Ben Poole: the next Joe Bonamassa? -'Total Guitar' magazine A fleet fingered and talented newcomer to the British blues scene. His playing may be ferocious but he rarely sacrifices precision for it. His phrasing belies his years. Definitely one to watch. -'Guitarist' Magazine Very good. A really fresh sound and style! -Paul Jones (BBC Radio 2) Blues Extravaganza! The guitar sounds were impeccable, the timing was beyond reproach and there was evidence of dynamic awareness throughoutThis was no lazy blues offering Ben managed to sneak in everything from country licks to Satriani-style legato widdling, yet this was never to the detriment of the overall musicality of the performance. Nice! -Guthrie Govan

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Ben Poole

on Mon, 30 Mar 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors 8pm, music 8.30 - 11pm

When Ben played for The Haven Club last year he had us totally in awe of his musicianship - what a show! Since then he has brought out a highly successful album recorded at Bluesfest at the Albert Hall and continued his rapidly rising musical journey in his own right as well as supporting Matt Schofield on his annual UK tour. Check him out on www.benpooleband.com Here are a few accolades: Ben really brings the fire with his licks. He's got neck-snapping vibrato where he catches a bunch of strings at once and grinds the shit out of them. By the way he hits the guitar, we can only assume it's been saying rude things about his mother! Ben impressed with his tone, touch and stage presence. Ben Poole: the next Joe Bonamassa? -'Total Guitar' magazine A fleet fingered and talented newcomer to the British blues scene. His playing may be ferocious but he rarely sacrifices precision for it. His phrasing belies his years. Definitely one to watch. -'Guitarist' Magazine Very good. A really fresh sound and style! -Paul Jones (BBC Radio 2) Blues Extravaganza! The guitar sounds were impeccable, the timing was beyond reproach and there was evidence of dynamic awareness throughoutThis was no lazy blues offering Ben managed to sneak in everything from country licks to Satriani-style legato widdling, yet this was never to the detriment of the overall musicality of the performance. Nice! -Guthrie Govan

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The Tom Kitching Band

on Mon, 30 Mar 2015 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music 8:30pm

The Tom Kitching Band presents 'Interloper' Shaped by an increasing and hugely varied raft of influences, English music is evolving faster than ever. This album seeks to define the state of the tradition. What are the new English tunes? What influences them? How do they fit in the continuum of English music? Working with musicians from outside English music, Tom Kitching has pressed the reset button. Defining English music as anything written by an English musician, regardless of style, Interloper sets the English tradition at the heart of a web of traditions across time and territory. Contemporary and broad based, Interloper captures an English tradition that is open to the world, confident, and comfortable with the journey.

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Gren Bartley

on Mon, 30 Mar 2015 at Chesham Folk Club 8:30pm - 11:00pm. Door open 8:15

Gren is truly the future of folk songwriting, using his influences from folk and world music traditions to bring something unique to this modern day troubadour. He is an artist not to be missed.

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Reg Meuross And Jess Vincent

on Tue, 31 Mar 2015 at Masham Town Hall 7.30pm

Introduced onto the stage of The Royal Albert Hall by Mike Harding as "one of the finest singer-songwriters this country has produced", Reg Meuross brings to the stage a collection of extremely beautiful songs. He performs with humour and depth, and sings with the voice of an angel. When Reg heard Jess Vincent perform at a festival three years ago, he was immediately struck by her distinctive voice and her songwriting, which reminded him of his own. Reg has since produced both Jess's albums, and they have co-written songs as well as often backing each other live and on recordings. Reg's and Jess's voices, lyric writing and musicianship combine enchantingly - with guitar, dulcimer, shruti box and baritone ukulele. They are authentic and captivating, and not to be missed.

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Barluath

on Wed, 1 Apr 2015 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath doors 7.15; start 7.45pm

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Kimmie Rhodes

on Wed, 1 Apr 2015 at London The Old Queen's Head Doors @ 7.30pm, Music @ 8.30pm

PLEASE NOTE: This event will be taking place at our alternative home for the evening: THE OLD QUEEN'S HEAD, 44 Essex Road Angel (N1 8LN) DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kimmie Rhodes: The soul of a poet and the voice of an angel. - Rodney Crowell Kimmie has the voice of a beautiful child coming from an old soul. She touches us where the better angels of our nature dwell, and I believe we need that now more than ever. If you haven't before, do yourself a favor and bring her into your listening life. - Emmylou Harris Singer-songwriter Kimmie Rhodes is a native Texan who calls Austin home. Kimmie's multi-platinum selling songs have been recorded by such stellar acts as Willie Nelson, Wynonna Judd, Trisha Yearwood, Amy Grant, CeCe Winans, Joe Ely, John Farnham, Waylon Jennings, Peter Frampton, Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris. A creative and prolific artist, she has recorded and released a total of sixteen solo CDs, written and produced three musical plays and a catalogue of hundreds of songs, and published a novella/cookbook. Kimmie is currently serving as an associate producer for a documentary, 'They Called Us Outlaws' to be presented by the Country Music Hall Of Fame In Nashville, TN., a trilogy of feature length films to be dedicated in memory of Joe Gracey and Waylon Jennings, produced and directed by Eric Geadelman. Kimmie is producing radio documentary/music programming for her show 'Radio Dreams', which focuses on the history and musicology of American roots music and artists. She is also starring with Jaston Williams and Joe Ely in a thearical production, 'Is There Life After Lubbock' and completing a book of memoirs, 'Radio Dreams.' Kimmie is currently writing and recording a new CD of all new original songs titled "Cowgirl Boudior", which is scheduled for release in early spring of 2015 with a European tour to follow.

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Imogen Gunner

on Wed, 1 Apr 2015 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music starts 8:30pm

".....great folk fiddling and tasty arrangements..." - Ben Davis, Basquiat Strings "...a sublimely talented and adventurous composer and musician... John O' Regan (Irish Music Magazine) "Highly recommended! - Time Out (London) Drawing on a unique blend of original and traditional instrumental music from England, Ireland, Scotland and beyond, Imogen Gunner has been described as An exceptional musician and a superb interpreter of traditional music from these Isles.. Sean McGee (Rock 'n' Reel). With a winning combination of energy, verve, originality and instrumental prowess, plus more than a touch of musical magic, Imogen Gunner and the Imoband's captivating live performances never fail to leave their audiences spellbound. Imogen's performance career started on the UK folk and European festival circuit. Much hopping over and back across the Irish Sea ensued, and continues still. Since those early days, Imogen has collaborated with a diverse array of musicians, and has gone on to win the Irish Student Music Awards, and was a finalist in the Gradham Ceol Traditional Music Awards. She has performed internationally at major festivals including Glastonbury, WOMAD, SXSW (Texas), L'Orient (Brittany), Dranouter (Belgium) and the Hebridean Celtic Festival (Scotland).

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Luke Jackson And Jess Morgan

on Wed, 1 Apr 2015 at Biddulph Arms 7.30 for 8pm start

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The Jacquelyn Hynes Trio

on Thu, 2 Apr 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

Jacquelyn is a London-based Irish multi-instrumentalist (notably on flute) who scored a hit last year with debut album Silver & Wood. An inspired and pleasing collection of solid Celtic folk with many imaginative surprises was the verdict in R2. Judge for yourself when she is joined by singer/guitarist J Eoin and harpist and fiddle player Steph West (seen in York recently with A Medieval Christmas).

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The Jacquelyn Hynes Trio

on Thu, 2 Apr 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

Jacquelyn is a London-based Irish multi-instrumentalist (notably on flute) who scored a hit last year with debut album Silver & Wood. An inspired and pleasing collection of solid Celtic folk with many imaginative surprises was the verdict in R2. Judge for yourself when she is joined by singer/guitarist J Eoin and harpist and fiddle player Steph West (seen in York recently with A Medieval Christmas).

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Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

on Fri, 3 Apr 2015 at Matlock Bath Fishpond Doors at 7.30pm and Show Start at 8pm

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman Twin daughters and a folk-rock whirlwind forced Kathryn Roberts (Vocals / Piano / Woodwind), and Sean Lakeman (Guitar), to sideline their popular duo performances in the mid noughties. Now the timing is right for a return to form from the Dartmoor based couple. Two of the British folk scenes most accomplished performers, Kathryn and Sean have graced stages the world over in a number of guises, however, the intimacy and strength of passion shown as a duo, combined with an eclectic repertoire ensures a rare treat for any listener. With a story that includes music making with the likes of Seth Lakeman, Cara Dillon, Levellers, Kate Rusby and Show of Hands, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have established themselves as pillars of modern British folk. Sean Lakeman Whether on stage or in the studio Sean Lakeman is a tour-de-force of modern folk music. As the eldest of the 3 'Lakeman Brothers', Sean was raised on Dartmoor and has played the guitar since the age of six. He was recognized at an early age as one of the most promising guitarists around. Sean learned his trade and travelled the world for a decade with folkpopsters 'Equation', he then famously went on to orchestrate the sound of his little brother 'Seth', producing his most successful albums, garnering many awards, a wall full of gold and silver records and a top ten hit album along the way. As a member of Seth's live touring band Sean has played at the highest level, breaking down boundaries and and winning over legions of music fans with a commitment and energy seldom seen from a folk band. Sean excels when working within a band, and his services have been called upon by many other leading artists and groups. As well as producing all 3 Kathryn and Sean albums to date his production credits include some of the biggest names in British folk and folk-rock , including Levellers, Seth Lakeman, Rev Hammer and Show of Hands. Kathryn Roberts A lauded singer, one of the finest of her generation, Kathryn is held in the highest regard by peers and music fans alike. Born and raised in the South Yorkshire mining town of Barnsley, Kathryn has simply sung since she could speak. Her musical parents took great delight in introducing her to many types of music including a regular summer trawl of folk festivals. This engendered a life long love of traditional song and also introduced her to some of the finest young talent on the British folk scene. An early duo career with fellow Barnsleyite Kate Rusby led to much critical acclaim and an award winning album. This partnership led swiftly to the teaming up with 3 brothers from West Devon and the folk pop band 'Equation' was born. Many years fronting the band saw Kathryn grace exotic stages all over the world, 5 years of which were spent almost exclusively in the U.S. Her relationship with Sean Lakeman flourished both personally and musically, and after a decade of relentless touring the two decided to return to their English roots and gig as an acoustic duo. Two albums and several tours of UK folk clubs swiftly cemented a formidable reputation. Now after a few years of proud motherhood she feels ready to return to the place she belongs, singing at the front of a stage.

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The Furrow Collective

on Fri, 3 Apr 2015 at London The Borderline Doors open 7:00pm, Live Music starts 8:00pm

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE BORDERLINE IS A MAJORITY STANDING VENUE -------------------------------------------------- Featuring Rachel Newton, Lucy Farrell, Emily Portman and Alasdair Roberts This new collective brings together four of the finest, award winning musicians on the UK folk scene and delves into the obscure world of balladry at its darkest and quirkiest. Each singer airs lesser-known gems from their traditional repertoire with an eclectic backing of harp, guitar, viola, concertina, banjo, musical saw and rousing harmonies. With a bold, improvisatory approach, their common focus is to capture the raw edges and fleeting magic of ballads, with storytelling taking centre stage. Emily and Alasdair are both known for their original, folklore-influenced songwriting, and, often finding themselves on the same bills they struck up a musical friendship, sharing stages and collaborating on each others albums. Lucy and Rachel are both bewitching solo artists in their own right as well as being sought-after session players and long-time collaborators with Emily Portman in her trio. Alasdair Roberts is a critically-acclaimed musician (primarily a singer, guitarist, writer/composer of songs and interpreter of traditional ballads) raised in rural Perthshire and now based in Glasgow, Scotland. Emily Portman is a singer, writer and concertina player originating from Glastonbury and hailed 'one of the new British folk scene's most beguiling presences' (Uncut). Rachel Newton, singer,harpist and fiddle player with The Shee and The Emily Portman Trio, is a highly sought-after musician, known for her prowess on both the acoustic and the electric harp and her singing in both Gaelic and English. Lucy Farrell began lulling the folk scene with her rich and honeyed voice when she left her Kent home to study the Folk and Traditional Music course in Newcastle in 2004.

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Interloper -- Tom Kitching Band

on Fri, 3 Apr 2015 at Coventry EGO Performance Company 8:30 til 10:30pm, doors at 8pm

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Interloper -- Tom Kitching Band

on Fri, 3 Apr 2015 at Coventry EGO Performance Company 8:30 til 10:30pm, doors at 8pm

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Harp And A Monkey

on Fri, 3 Apr 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, Doors open 7.30pm

SONGS about cuckolded molecatchers, a lone English oak tree that grows at Gallipoli, care in the community and medieval pilgrims we can only be talking about the folk experimentalists Harp and a Monkey. The harp 'n' banjo driven electro-folk-storytelling of Martin Purdy (vocals, glockenspiel, accordion, harmonica and keyboards), Simon Jones (harp, guitar, viola) and Andy Smith (banjo, melodica, guitar and programming) is imbued with a deep Lancashire sensibility that shines through in their beautifully crafted and sometimes spooky vignettes of northern life, love and remembrance.

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Notts Alliance

on Sat, 4 Apr 2015 at Minehead Acorn Folk Club 7.30pm for 7.45pm

An unaccompanied harmony group with material from the folk tradition and thereabouts who have gained a reputation for tight and inventive harmony singing. The group called into Acorn during our 12th season, and everyone enjoyed their set, so we have booked them. Their repertoire includes arrangements of songs from some of the best of today's songwriters including Richard Thompson, Pete Morton, Maggie Holland as well as a good helping of traditional material.

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Notts Alliance

on Sat, 4 Apr 2015 at Minehead Acorn Folk Club 7.30pm for 7.45pm

An unaccompanied harmony group with material from the folk tradition and thereabouts who have gained a reputation for tight and inventive harmony singing. The group called into Acorn during our 12th season, and everyone enjoyed their set, so we have booked them. Their repertoire includes arrangements of songs from some of the best of today's songwriters including Richard Thompson, Pete Morton, Maggie Holland as well as a good helping of traditional material.

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Stefan Grossman

on Sat, 4 Apr 2015 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre Venue 6pm Curtain 7.30pm

Known to many an aspiring guitarist for his tutorial books, CDs and DVDs, Stefan Grossman began his own studies aged 15 at the feet of bluesman Rev.Gary Davis. Since then he has played with many of the biggest names in business, and has never stopped learning, teaching, recording and performing all over the world. This is a rare chance to catch one of the world's greatest acoustic blues, fingerpicking and ragtime guitarists. Don't miss it! Pre-show meals must be booked in advance on 01326 341353

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Stefan Grossman

on Sat, 4 Apr 2015 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre Venue 6pm Curtain 7.30pm

Known to many an aspiring guitarist for his tutorial books, CDs and DVDs, Stefan Grossman began his own studies aged 15 at the feet of bluesman Rev.Gary Davis. Since then he has played with many of the biggest names in business, and has never stopped learning, teaching, recording and performing all over the world. This is a rare chance to catch one of the world's greatest acoustic blues, fingerpicking and ragtime guitarists. Don't miss it! Pre-show meals must be booked in advance on 01326 341353

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2014 Bbc Folk Awards Best Duo Winners - Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin

on Sat, 4 Apr 2015 at Portsmouth The Square Tower Doors Open: 7:15pm.

A truly unique young duo, at the forefront of the new global folk movement. They will amaze you with their astonishing instrumental virtuosity, their genre-bending material and their warm personalities. A force to be reckoned with! Recently described as Authentic, haunting roots music from a first class duo (Seth Lakeman), Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin are on of the most exciting and innovative duos to appear on the folk / roots/ acoustic scene in recent years - a journey that resulted in their winning the Best Duo in the 2014 BBC Folk Awards. With a rapidly expanding following and a truly unique sound that effortlessly spans many genres, the duo have been touring constantly for the past three years, winning new fans of all ages wherever they go. Phil and Hannah play songs and tunes on Dobro, fiddle, harmonica that are textured, hypnotic and utterly captivating. Phillip Henry is a master craftsman on the slide-guitar and harmonica and has a fine, clear voicehe is one of the most extraordinary musicians around. (Steve Knightley, Show Of Hands) The bands much anticipated 2nd album release, Mynd proved to be an extraordinary piece of work that attracted wide acclaim from both the public and their colleagues in the music industry, and led to their award as Best Duo at the BBC Folk Awards. What The Critics Are Saying: On hearing the first notes of the first track I knew that I was listening to a modern classic. One of the most exciting albums I've heard in years (Mike Harding) Subtle, atmospheric, bravely original (Robin Deneslow, The Guardian) An imaginative and innovative album - songs that linger in the memory held together by the fine musicianship of Henry and Martin. Strong and original - an unusual treat (Martin Chilton, Daily Telegraph) Eloquent performers - a musical success story (Fiona Tarkington, BBC Radio 3)

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Fleetwood Bac

on Sat, 4 Apr 2015 at Otford Village Memorial Hall 8.00pm

The Trustees are delighted to announce that Fleetwood Bac will be appearing at Otford Village Memorial Hall on Saturday 5th April 2015. Fleetwood Bac were the world's first and are regarded as the UK's most authentic Fleetwood Mac tribute show, endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself, raved about by Peter Green's biographer, and were the First Fleetwood Mac tribute band to fully replicate the classic Stevie/Lindsey/Christine/John/Mick "Rumours" line-up.

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Red Moon Road @ Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 4 Apr 2015 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 8pm

Born in a storm on a wild Canadian lake, Red Moon Road came into its own on the trails between coast and coast. All credit goes to the chemistry, and to the magic that happens when the Winnipeg band's two Daniels - jazz-trained Daniel Jordan and bilingual prog-rock vet Daniel Peloquin-Hopfner - strum up the strings to support twilight-voiced singer Sheena Rattai. From living rooms to folk fest stages, the three have charmed fans from coast to coast with their lush and lively take on modern roots, peppered always by bright stage banter, exquisite harmonies and masterfully told stories. As you can hear on their brand-new EP "Tales from the Whiteshell" or their acclaimed eponymous debut album, it's all sort of rich and warm and deeply familiar, like a campfire crackling wherever the microphones stand: even if it's your first time in the audience, you come as a friend of this band. Doors Open 7.30pm Bar & Parking Available Tickets £8.00 in Advance £10.00 on the Door www.wychwoodfolkclub.com

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Hothouse Festival 2015

on Sat, 4 Apr 2015 at Taunton Halsway Manor 12 noon till 11pm

One-day, indoor acoustic folk-roots festival for the next generation. Showcasing the finest young talent on the UK scene plus names from the South West too. In the 'Hogwarts' setting of Halsway Manor! Confirmed for 2015: Sam Kelly Band Tom Kitching Band The Elephant Sessions The Magic Lantern Hattie Briggs Jess McAllister Natalie Holmes Sam Mabbett and Dylan Cairns-Howarth Plus: Open Mic Competition, Silent Disco

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Hothouse Festival 2015

on Sat, 4 Apr 2015 at Taunton Halsway Manor 12 noon till 11pm

One-day, indoor acoustic folk-roots festival for the next generation. Showcasing the finest young talent on the UK scene plus names from the South West too. In the 'Hogwarts' setting of Halsway Manor! Confirmed for 2015: Sam Kelly Band Tom Kitching Band The Elephant Sessions The Magic Lantern Hattie Briggs Jess McAllister Natalie Holmes Sam Mabbett and Dylan Cairns-Howarth Plus: Open Mic Competition, Silent Disco

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Stompin' Dave Bluegrass Band

on Sat, 4 Apr 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Following two sold out shows at The Green Note in 2014 Stompin' Dave and his Bluegrass Band are back. The band features "One of the world's greatest performers" according to Maverick on vocals, five-string banjo, and flatfoot dancing in the shape of Stompin' Dave Allen. Formed in 2013 Stompin' Dave & His Bluegrass band has already made headline appearances at National Banjo Day in London and the Tolpuddle Martys Festival, as well as performing at major events such as Bestival, and Camp Bestival, as well as appearing at The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Dave is ably supported by a trio of musicians from top London hoedown bands Cut A Shine and Kidnap Alice. Led by Hackney based Joe Buirski on double bass, founder member of The Magpie's Nest, BBC Folk Club of 2010, Jerry Bloom on fiddle, and also Ally McAuley on guitar and voice. All three musicians were part of the Fire in the Mountain Festival team who received an award for "Best New Festival on the Block" at the Association for Independent Festivals Congress 2014.

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Laurence Jones Band

on Sat, 4 Apr 2015 at Evesham The Iron Road Doors 8pm

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Rita Payne

on Sat, 4 Apr 2015 at Epworth The Imperial Hall 7:30pm

Rita Payne are coming to the Imperial Hall, back to their roots as part of their Spring 2015 European tour, Self proclaimed "Acoustic Foot-Stompers" Rita Payne (Rhiannon Scutt and Pete Sowerby) are one of the UK's fastest rising acts. From supporting some of the country's leading artists to appearing on BBC One's The Voice UK, this unstoppable duo's voyage to superstardom is unquestionable. Drawing from eclectic mix of musical tastes, from Fleetwood Mac and The Beatles to Paloma Faith and Beirut, Rita Payne use breathtaking vocal harmony, mesmerising guitar riffs and toe tapping beats to create their own unique brand of acoustic music that is enjoyed by the most traditional folkies, rockers and chart lovers alike. Even though they rub shoulders with the likes of Jon McClure, John Otway and Wilko Johnson on a regular basis, this small town duo still have their feet firmly on the ground and are always eager to promote their hometown. "Doncaster's finest songwriters," were commissioned to write the Official Anthem of Doncaster for the opening of the new multi million pound arts venue- Cast, and performed it to a thousand strong sell out crowd. They then went onto make history by becoming the first musicians to headline the venue. They have released two albums to critical acclaim and appeared on BBC1's The Voice UK, as well as supporting the likes of Reverend and the Makers and Lucy Spraggan, and appearing on the same bills as The Beautiful South, Big Country, Bellowhead and The Animals. They were also selected by KFC to help soundtrack their new Deep South Menu online.

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The Toasters

on Sun, 5 Apr 2015 at Southampton The Talking Heads Doors at 7.30pm

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Dan Walsh - London Cd Launch

on Tue, 7 Apr 2015 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music Starts 8:30pm

Touted as one of the finest banjo players in the UK as well as being a superb singer, songwriter and guitarist, Dan Walsh is described as 'the real deal' (UNCUT). His unique and eclectic style, taking in folk, funk, bluegrass and even some Arabic music, has stunned audiences across the UK many times but is also spreading its wings with recent successful performances in Germany, India and Canada and a tour of New Zealand still to come. His high energy performances and witty banter have made him one of the most exciting new talents around. As well as his solo work, Dan will be joining the award winning Urban Folk Quartet at the end of the year. He also regularly performs with Northeast concertina legend Alistair Anderson as well as a forthcoming tour with sensational Indian sarangi player Suhail Yusuf Khan and recent Canadian tour with country singer Meaghan Blanchard. He's also been on the stage or in the studio with Seth Lakeman, the Levellers and Walsh and Pound. Both his solo albums have also received critical acclaim and extensive airplay on both sides of the Atlantic with FROOTS calling recent effort 'The Same But Different' consistently brilliant.

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Mcneill & Heys Plus Laura James

on Tue, 7 Apr 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7pm)

Jack and Charlie return to the cosy setting of the Kitchen Garden with new songs and their most recent album Any Other Morning, "a work of profound and mysterious beauty" (Folk Radio UK). They will be supported by wonderful Cumbrian songwriter Laura James, "This is gorgeous" (Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2). "Their confidence in exploring and elegantly attuning the elemental in nature and humanity is now so profound as to mark them out as very special and original indeed" (The Living Tradition)

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Jessica Pratt

on Tue, 7 Apr 2015 at Manchester Night & Day Cafe 8pm

We all want the world to be beautiful. We want scribes and songbirds to tell us so and sometimes they do and then it is. They point their pens and focus their lens where they will and surprise us to our soul. Jessica Pratt's new album On Your Own Love Again is a record that does it to us, with songs from a spine-thrilling new place and a gifted young singer with her own musical logic. What makes On Your Own Love Again new? Everything, and yet everything woven so subtly into the presentation leaves you unaware that you have been modulated upon. On On Your Own Love Again Jessica is fully alive in a space all her own; with isolation in the breeze, the sound resonant in the natural light and a gauze of clouds in the sky, under which she can relax and let herself be. 'Pratt is a young songwriter with a decidedly old soul and a voice that balances spry sweetness with husky grit those with a more patient ear will find her a worthy and quietly distinct heir of Baier, Bunyan, and Dalton's homespun sound' Pitchfork 'Meet Jessica Pratt, 2015's folk singer-songwriter to watch' New York Times This show is a co-promotion with Now Wave and Comfortable On A Tightrope.

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Andy Irvine

on Wed, 8 Apr 2015 at Lowdham The Old Ship Inn Doors 7.30pm, Concert 8pm

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Blue Rose Code

on Wed, 8 Apr 2015 at Leicester The Crumblin' Cookie 8pm

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Larkin Poe

on Wed, 8 Apr 2015 at London Dingwalls Doors @ 7.30pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: This event will be taking place at our alternative home for the evening: DINGWALLS, Middle Yard, Camden Lock, London, NW1 8AB. DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. 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 _______ As The Lovell Sisters these precociously talented young women took America by storm playing at the Grand Ole Opry, Telluride and a whole bunch of other top venues and festivals. Now still only 21 & 22 years of age they have launched themselves as Larkin Poe with 5 EPs in one year and performances with such stars as Elvis Costello, Richard Thompson, Fairport and The Indigo Girls. During 2012 they played headline shows at festivals across Europe including standout shows at Beautiful Days, Celtic Connections, Hebridean Celtic and at Cropredy where they broke the festival record for CD sales! In 2013 they returned with sell-out shows in London and show-sto pping performances at festivals including Cambridge, SummerTyne and Southern Fried. 2014 saw headline festival shows across Europe, appearances at the London O2 Arena and Glastonbury and two tours with Elvis Costello. It also witnessed the release of their sensational debut studio CD - 'Kin'. "It's a stunner. There are still elements of roots music in their workbut this is a rockier animal complete with great harmonies and fine guitar and lapsteel work by the girls" The Daily Express 5* "Startling and powerful" The Guardian "Wow! A debut album that will set the tongues wagging in Music Town" No Depression "Best Discovery at Glastonbury 2014" The Observer "A contender for album of the year? Absolutely." Nemmblog "Already gifted as instrumentalists they have a head start on the rest of us with the unique power and beauty of sibling harmony in their vocal blend" Elvis Costello "With the Dixie Chicks on sabbatical, this could be Larkin Poe's season in the sun." Neil Spencer, The Observer

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Bright Season.

on Thu, 9 Apr 2015 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8pm

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Duncan Mcfarlane & Anne Brivonese

on Thu, 9 Apr 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

With a well justified reputation for exuberant live performance (as enjoyed with his full band at several of our Folk Weekends) Duncan is always a welcome guest. He writes great songs in the folk idiom and mixes them with choice and modern covers. A stylish guitarist, he is joined by regular foil Anne on fiddle and backing vocals.

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Duncan Mcfarlane & Anne Brivonese

on Thu, 9 Apr 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

With a well justified reputation for exuberant live performance (as enjoyed with his full band at several of our Folk Weekends) Duncan is always a welcome guest. He writes great songs in the folk idiom and mixes them with choice and modern covers. A stylish guitarist, he is joined by regular foil Anne on fiddle and backing vocals.

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Beth Porter & The Availables + Nuala Honan

on Thu, 9 Apr 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, See Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BETH PORTER & THE AVAILABLES A writer in the vein of Cat Power, Moldy Peaches and R.E.M.'s Automatic For The People Songwriting Magazine A thing of beauty Jim Barr (Portishead) An award winning classical musician in her own right, Beth embraced the folk scene and was taken in by their fraternity, touring and sessioning with the likes of Eliza Carthy, Jim Moray, Jackie Oates and Bellowhead. As Beth's reputation as an outstanding session cellist grew, she was much sought after by more main stream acts, appearing on albums by Newton Faulkner, Kula Shaker, Petula Clark, The Proclaimers and The Heavy. During this time Beth began writing her own songs and was invited to play a number of her own dates in Germany at very short notice. Ringing friends and musicians to see if they might play last minute as part of her band, Beth Porter & The Availables was born. Beth sings her endearing songs with a pure yet fragile voice accompanying herself on either cello or ukulele, and it is this signature sound that forms the core of the album. The Availables, on strings, piano, drums and bass, expand the arrangements from the ethereal to the cinematic, epic and playful, delivering an album of undeniable richness, and all lovingly captured in glorious vinyl analogue. Spending so much time on the road as a musician is a clear inspiration for the songs on this album. Beth captures many a landscape within her lyrics, such as on Pylons where she sings of the reflective moments on a journey that absorb us, as well as more darker personal experiences such as the exquisitely morbid Salty Water, reflecting upon a murder that took place behind her house. Beth Porter & The Availables will be touring the UK to support the album in the Spring 2015. NUALA HONAN Nuala Honan, country singer-songwriter from rural South Australia has followed up the release of her debut album, The Tortoise, with a year full of touring all over the UK and abroad. Nuala has followed her instinctual grass roots work ethic bringing the fireside honesty of country back to her music community. Her diary boasts summers full of big name festivals (Glastonbury, Womad, Larmer Tree), opening for The Magic Numbers, an extensive 21 date UK tour with Dave Gerard Autumn 2013, a tour of her homeland Australia at the beginning of this year and a final follow up solo tour this Autumn. Recently, Nuala has mostly been travelling from house to house (and garden, and golf club!) playing in fan's front rooms. This style of touring suits her solo shows, making the most out of the intimacy, and has been a memorable experience for auiences. With a few distractions along the way in the shape of a couple of touring theatre shows and some interesting collaborative side projects, Nuala's plan is to hide away this winter and come out next spring with a new blooming set of fresh songs. Nuala's lyrical honesty and the fiercely independent environment that the album has emerged from combine to ensure that The Tortoise has an authenticity that commercial country so often lacks. Nuala has that uncanny ability to write new songs that sound like they have been written before, somehow conjuring the sense that the lyrics have been worn smooth by the passage of time. Beautifully written songs, beautifully sung in a voice free from pretension. Nuala is a fresh breeze of talent and raw integrity in the musty, tired world of singer-songwriters. - Dizraeli "A soulful artist with a knack for writing compelling and passionate songs -..the charming Nuala herself - all frothy hair, winsome smile and a voice that would smack you round the ear when you least expected it." - fRoots Magazine Online

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Lucy Ward

on Thu, 9 Apr 2015 at Reeth Memorial Hall Doors at 7.30pm for 8.00pm start

Lucy is an award winning acoustic artist from Derby. She plays guitar, ukulele and concertina but considers her voice to be her first instrument. In 2009 Lucy was a finalist of the BBC Young Folk Award and hasn't looked back since! She won the Horizon Award for best newcomer at the 2012 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and was nominated for Folk Singer of the Year at the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards - the youngest person ever nominated. She was named by MOJO as 'Britfolk's most vibrant and forthright new young talent'. See: www.lucywardsings.com

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Lucy Ward

on Thu, 9 Apr 2015 at Reeth Memorial Hall Doors at 7.30pm for 8.00pm start

Lucy is an award winning acoustic artist from Derby. She plays guitar, ukulele and concertina but considers her voice to be her first instrument. In 2009 Lucy was a finalist of the BBC Young Folk Award and hasn't looked back since! She won the Horizon Award for best newcomer at the 2012 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and was nominated for Folk Singer of the Year at the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards - the youngest person ever nominated. She was named by MOJO as 'Britfolk's most vibrant and forthright new young talent'. See: www.lucywardsings.com

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Thomas Truax

on Thu, 9 Apr 2015 at Manchester Gullivers 7.30pm

We're delighted to be welcoming back Thomas Truax his first Manchester headline show in three years. One of the most imaginative characters on the pop music fringe, Thomas Truax (pronounced 'troo-aks') travels the world performing with his 'band' of bizarre self-made Harry Partch-esque instruments including a motorised drum machine made of bike wheels called 'Mother Superior' and a pimped-up Dr Seuss-ian Gramophone called 'The Hornicator', as well as his venerable resonator guitar 'Hank'. More than just an inventor and entertainer, Truax crafts rich, poetically evocative songs about insects, trees, technology and various reasons 'Why Dogs Howl at The Moon', the title of his 2007 album. Notable supporters and collaborators include Jarvis Cocker, Duke Special, Richard Hawley, David Lynch, Amanda Palmer and Brian Viglione (of the Dresden Dolls/Violent Femmes) who plays drums on Thomas's newest album Jetstream Sunset, set for release this Spring. 'Truax is shaping up nicely as one of the great rock eccentrics' Uncut 'When he performs, it is a spectacle the originality and seeming impossibility of what he does is much of the appeal' The Guardian

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Lucy Ward

on Fri, 10 Apr 2015 at Clayton Le Moors Mill House 7.30pm

Described by Mojo magazine as "Brit Folk's most vibrant and forthright new, young talent," Lucy Ward's career has gone from strength to strength since the release of her debut album in 2011. Now well established as one of the hottest performers on the UK Folk scene, 24 year old Lucy has already won the Horizon Award and been nominated for the prestigious Folk Singer Of The Year at the BBC Radio Folk Awards. She can also count amongst her fans BBC Radio presenter Mark Radcliffe, who describes her song-writing as "mature and unflinching." This promises to be an evening not to be missed.

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Stefan Grossman

on Fri, 10 Apr 2015 at Sheffield The Heeley Institute Doors 7.30, live music from 8pm

A man with an amazing career who has learned from and played with some of the greats spanning the history of the blues, Stefan Grossman has also opened the door for countless musicians to explore and enjoy playing and sharing in the music he loves. A genuine master of the guitar and an ace interpreter of the genre this is a rare opportunity to see him in action. Support comes from political and pertinent local performer, the wonderful Chrystine Supermoon!

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Stefan Grossman

on Fri, 10 Apr 2015 at Sheffield The Heeley Institute Doors 7.30, live music from 8pm

A man with an amazing career who has learned from and played with some of the greats spanning the history of the blues, Stefan Grossman has also opened the door for countless musicians to explore and enjoy playing and sharing in the music he loves. A genuine master of the guitar and an ace interpreter of the genre this is a rare opportunity to see him in action. Support comes from political and pertinent local performer, the wonderful Chrystine Supermoon!

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Kris Delmhorst

on Fri, 10 Apr 2015 at Barton The Ropewalk 7.30pm

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Dick Gaughan

on Fri, 10 Apr 2015 at Bristol The Folk House 7.30pm

Promoted by Ash Keys Music www.ashkeysmusic.com (for further info) Bar and snacks available at St Stephens Dick Gaughan has been at the cutting edge of Scottish music for over 4 decades. Guitarist, singer, songwriter, actor, musical director, composer, arranger, producer, engineer, he's been there, done it. A full list of his musical collaborations would run to several pages and the huge range of diverse musicians he has played and sung with, both live and recorded, over the years reads like some manically eclectic Who's Who of the worlds of Celtic, Folk, Blues, Rock, Country and way beyond - Scottish Opera, 7:84 Theatre, Billy Bragg, Emmylou Harris, Tom Paxton, Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Sean McGuire, Deacon Blue, Dan Crary, Alex Campbell, Maya Angelou, The Dubliners, Loudon Wainwright III, Holly Near, Ken Hyder, Dundee Rep Dance Company ... the list just goes on and on ... and on and on ... he's even step-danced a duet onstage with Cherish the Ladies' Joannie Madden. Throughout his various incarnations as a member of Boys of the Lough, Five Hand Reel and Clan Alba, in occasional duos with Aly Bain, Andy Irvine, Johnny Cunningham, Brian McNeill and Allan Taylor, and as one of the hardest-working solo performers in any area of music, Dick Gaughan's work has consistently been innovative and challenging

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The Phil Beer Band

on Fri, 10 Apr 2015 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing Bar opens at 6.30 pm, doors at 7.30 pm

Phil is one of the most popular ambassadors for acoustic roots music. A dazzling instrumentalist, he is perhaps best known as a top flight fiddler and plays in the all-star line-up, Feast of Fiddles. But his skills don't stop there, he also plays slide, Spanish and tenor guitar, mandocello, viola, mandolin and South American cuatro, not to mention contributing rich vocals. His love of traditional tunes and American country rock led to the Phil Beer Band who deliver a unique blend of 'folk and roll' drawn from an eclectic variety of sources. The band comprises six musicians each with musical careers in their own right, including guitarist and singer Emily Slade and melodeonist and tunesmith Gareth Turner, known for his energy-fuelled performances with Little Johnny England. Nick Quarmby (Colvin Quarmby) on bass, Steve Crickett on drums and Olivia Dunn (Mad Dog MaCree) on fiddle complete the line-up. Phil's instrumental skills on acoustic and electric guitars, fiddle and mandolin are well documented and have been utilized by countless artists over the years, including The Rolling Stones, Mike Oldfield and Steve Harley. He was for many years lead guitarist and singer with the Albion band and co-wrote many of their songs. He has also made forays into film and television music as well as finding time to produce albums for other musicians. Described by The Guardian as 'where Steve Earle and Richard Thompson collide' an evening with The Phil Beer Band is fast, frenetic, 'feel-good' and leavened with a good helping of humour. One not to be missed!

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The Askew Sisters

on Fri, 10 Apr 2015 at Guildford Institute Doors 7.30pm Music 8.00pm

Emily and Hazel were first booked at the club in 2008 and have been coming back regularly ever since. In that time they have established themselves amongst the vanguard of the new wave of young interpreters of English traditional music with their energetic brand of English folk music. Using fiddle and melodeon they play and sing with an infectious enjoyment and love for the music, making them firm favourites at the club. From rhythmic foot stomping tunes to powerful interpretations of songs and ballads, their playing always guarantees to engage and inspire those who hear. They've spent the last few years playing at venues across the country, from top festivals and folk clubs to London's National Theatre and National Portrait Gallery. 2014 saw the release of their third album, "In the Air or the Earth", to critical acclaim and Hazel recently won Best Female Singer at the Spiral Earth Awards. "What the Askew Sisters do so well is tell the story and allow their musical accompaniment to help that story-telling along." English Dance & Song magazine

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The Askew Sisters

on Fri, 10 Apr 2015 at Guildford Institute Doors 7.30pm Music 8.00pm

Emily and Hazel were first booked at the club in 2008 and have been coming back regularly ever since. In that time they have established themselves amongst the vanguard of the new wave of young interpreters of English traditional music with their energetic brand of English folk music. Using fiddle and melodeon they play and sing with an infectious enjoyment and love for the music, making them firm favourites at the club. From rhythmic foot stomping tunes to powerful interpretations of songs and ballads, their playing always guarantees to engage and inspire those who hear. They've spent the last few years playing at venues across the country, from top festivals and folk clubs to London's National Theatre and National Portrait Gallery. 2014 saw the release of their third album, "In the Air or the Earth", to critical acclaim and Hazel recently won Best Female Singer at the Spiral Earth Awards. "What the Askew Sisters do so well is tell the story and allow their musical accompaniment to help that story-telling along." English Dance & Song magazine

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Ferocious Dog

on Fri, 10 Apr 2015 at Cambridge Portland Arms Doors 7.30pm / First Band 8.00pm

A smash up if ever there was one, Ferocious Dog bring the very best in Irish folk rock with the ultimate twist of Punk to this prominent venue. The Pogues v Levellers but better !! Doors 7.30pm / First Band 8.00pm

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A Celebration Of Pontesbury With Mary Webb

on Fri, 10 Apr 2015 at Shrewsbury Pontesbury Public Hall 7pm

The Mary Webb Society presents an illustrated introduction to the Shropshire writer Mary Webb by the acclaimed poet/writer Gladys Mary Coles, followed by a musical performance of Webb's poems by singer-songwriter Janie Mitchell and Benji Kirkpatrick of the folk band Bellowhead. (A Fund Raising Event for the Pontesford Hill Appeal)

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Artisan

on Fri, 10 Apr 2015 at Chesterfield Library Theatre Doors open 7.00 Concert starts 7:30pm

Artisan are Hilary Spencer, Jacey Bedford and Brian Bedford. This is a re-union tour

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Red Moon Road

on Fri, 10 Apr 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Canada's most energetic and endearing folk trio. Masterful story telling. Haunting three part harmonies. Mandolin, Banjo, Guitar, Delay pedals and a beat up bass drum. A lush and lively take on modern roots music! Born in a storm on a wild Canadian lake, Red Moon Road came into its own on the trails between coast and coast. All credit goes to the chemistry, and to the magic that happens when the Winnipeg band's two Daniels - jazz-trained Daniel Jordan and bilingual prog-rock vet Daniel Peloquin-Hopfner - strum up the strings to support twilight-voiced singer Sheena Rattai. From living rooms to folk fest stages, the three have charmed fans from coast to coast with their lush and lively take on modern roots, peppered always by bright stage banter, exquisite harmonies and masterfully told stories. As you can hear on their brand-new EP "Tales from the Whiteshell" or their acclaimed eponymous debut album, it's all sort of rich and warm and deeply familiar, like a campfire crackling wherever the microphones stand: even if it's your first time in the audience, you come as a friend of this band. www.redmoonroad.com

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Will Pound

on Fri, 10 Apr 2015 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette doors 7pm

Tickets £13 in advance or £15 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette. Contact mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com for further information. Mix of seating (LIMITED) and standing. Doors 7pm. Support ( if arranged) around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. We have an drinks licence. Real & Craft Ales, Lagers, Wines. Ciders and Spirits will be served along with Ouseburn Coffee Company Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and of course posh soft drinks. Facebook - Launderette Sessions Twitter - @LaunderetteSess Instagram - Launderette_Sessions Trip Advisor Events at Old Cinema Launderette (Durham) About Will Pound Will Pound is a master of the mouth harp- UNCUT Magazine Even at the age of 25, Will is in demand as a live performer and session musician, playing with the likes of Guy Chambers (ex songwriter for Robbie Williams), legendary folk guitarist Martin Simpson and Scottish Early Music ensemble Concerto Caledonia. He recently recorded the harmonica part for The Hillsborough Single which featured Sir Paul McCartney, Mel C and Beverley Knight which reached Christmas number 1 in 2012. He currently works with English folk duo Haddo, The Will Pound Band and as an occasional guest with the Martin Simpson Band/Trio. Until recently he performed with banjo master Dan Walsh in the critically acclaimed duo Walsh & Pound. Will was featured on the BBC TV series Goldies Band: By Royal Appointment which culminated in a performance at Buckingham Palace. In 2012 he was nominated for Musician Of The Year at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. 2013 has seen Will release his first solo record 'A Cut Above' which has recieved rave reviews and Airplay from BBC Radio 2, Radio 6, The Daily Telegraph, R2 Magazine, Froots, FATEA Magazine, The Scotsman and various other magazines/radio. Will plays Hohner and Suzuki chromatic harmonicas, Suzuki, Hering, Hohner and Seydel Diatonics in various tunings and is endorsed and supported by Eagle Music.

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Lifesigns

on Fri, 10 Apr 2015 at Southampton The Talking Heads Doors at 7.30pm

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Fred's House

on Sat, 11 Apr 2015 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

Exceptional debut album... a band capable of scaling considerable heights. **** R2 Magazine A combination of excellence and solid potential terrific! **** Maverick Magazine Fred's House are an award winning band based in Cambridge. Mixing elements of Folk, Blues, Country, Classic Rock and West Coast with a definite vintage feel to their music, echoing the 70's but creating a fresh new sound that is very much part of now. Their songs feature the vocals of real-life couple and song-writing duo Griff Jameson and Vikki Gavin, who voices blend to create a beautiful and powerful sound. Enriched with a third part harmony from bassist Gafyn Jameson (Griff's brother), virtuosic lead guitar playing from Lachlan Golder, who is also one of the band's song-writers, and completing the line-up is Paul Richards, aka 'The Happiest Drummer', a fantastic percussionist playing full drum kit or conga and cajon. Among their many influences are bands such as Fleetwood Mac, The Civil Wars, and C.S.N.Y. The five piece have racked up over 300 gigs in the past 4 years and rapidly gaining a strong following and reputation for their outstanding live shows across the UK. Fred's House also recently scooped two awards at the Annual NMG Awards 2013 (Eastern Counties); 'Best Folk/Roots Band' and 'Audience Choice Award' as voted for by the public. Their fans or 'Housemates' claim their music is addictive and come to show after show. They released their much anticipated debut album Bonnie and Clyde to critical acclaim, including For Folk Sake's 'Track of the Day', 'exceptional debut album' from R2 Magazine and 'excellent debut' from Maverick Magazine, 'grabbing 4 and 5 star reviews across the board. Fred's House have become a regular fixture on the UK festival scene including appearances at Cambridge Folk Festival, Secret Garden Party, Acoustic Festival of Britain and Bestival. The band have been main support for the likes of Eddi Reader, The Wonderstuff, Lucy Rose and many more. They have received national airplay on BBC 6Music, BBC Radio Wales as well as recently having live sessions on BBC Introducing. They have also had their music featured on Channel 4's Hollyoaks and as an Ident for BBC Radio to promote the Buskers Festival. Fred's House debut album Bonnie & Clyde was released 21st April 2014 which was recorded and produced by Neil 'Bugs' Rogers at Half Ton Studios. The band recently won some free recording in a national competition for BandApp to record their track Face in the Water which you can download for free from their website. www.fredshousemusic.co.uk

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Winter Wilson

on Sat, 11 Apr 2015 at Broseley Birchmeadow Centre Doors 7:30pm

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Jaywalkers

on Sat, 11 Apr 2015 at Newbury ACE Space 8:00pm (Doors open 7:30pm)

Creating a unique sound based on their collective and individual musical backgrounds, the band takes influence from folk, bluegrass, country and western swing music in the form of virtuosic instrumentals, three part harmony and occasional slap bass. Add good humour, tasteful arrangements and exceptional musicianship to the mix and they are guaranteed to put a smile on your face. The BBC Young Folk Award finalists 2009 have just been getting better and better.

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Jaywalkers

on Sat, 11 Apr 2015 at Newbury ACE Space 8:00pm (Doors open 7:30pm)

Creating a unique sound based on their collective and individual musical backgrounds, the band takes influence from folk, bluegrass, country and western swing music in the form of virtuosic instrumentals, three part harmony and occasional slap bass. Add good humour, tasteful arrangements and exceptional musicianship to the mix and they are guaranteed to put a smile on your face. The BBC Young Folk Award finalists 2009 have just been getting better and better.

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Vin Garbutt

on Sat, 11 Apr 2015 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30pm

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Tribute To Jj Cale - Steve Morrison All Stars

on Sat, 11 Apr 2015 at London Polish Jazz Cafe POSK Doors: 7:30 pm Music: 8:30 pm

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Lucy Ward At The Cumberland Arms

on Sat, 11 Apr 2015 at Newcastle Cumberland Arms (Byker) Doors at 7.30pm, Concert 8.00pm

Come see Lucy on her first solo tour in over a year! This spring she is returning to her roots, performing a series of intimate concerts where she will be showcasing songs from her forthcoming album as well as her critically acclaimed debut records. Full details can be found at http://www.lucywardsings.com/

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Lucy Ward At The Cumberland Arms

on Sat, 11 Apr 2015 at Newcastle Cumberland Arms (Byker) Doors at 7.30pm, Concert 8.00pm

Come see Lucy on her first solo tour in over a year! This spring she is returning to her roots, performing a series of intimate concerts where she will be showcasing songs from her forthcoming album as well as her critically acclaimed debut records. Full details can be found at http://www.lucywardsings.com/

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Blue Rose Code

on Sat, 11 Apr 2015 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

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Andy Irvine

on Sat, 11 Apr 2015 at London The Great Northern Railway Tavern 8.30pm

Andy Irvine is, they say, Woody Guthrie's representative on Earth. He would regard that as the ultimate compliment. The great Irish singer who was inspired by the American folk legend has achieved legendary status himself - renowned the world over as a brilliant song-writer and bouzouki maestro. Another Kalamazoo favourite, Dick Gaughan calls Irvine "a genius of a musician - an inspiration to all of us. What more can anyone ask?" Si Kahn US songwriter and civil rights activist says "He has a philosopher's ears and a prophet's passionate voice - he is a stunning songwriter and instrumentalist." Irvine's amazing 50-year career has taken in many bands and collaborations -from Sweeney's Men to Planxty, Patrick Street and Mosaik. Tonight at the Kalamazoo it'll be just him and his bouzoukis. What more can anyone ask?

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Maia

on Sat, 11 Apr 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time.

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ----------------------------------------------------------------------- MAIA are self proclaimed sci- fi folk evangelists and have spent the last 3 years touring and playing festivals and as a result have morphed and matured into what has been described as "Harmonic psychedelic sci-fi folk and disco rock....". Winners of the Yorkshire Gig Guide award for outstanding live band in 2014, MAIA are taking a break from recording to play a string of dates to showcase some of the new material from their forthcoming album to be released in the Autumn. Their genre busting mix glides easily from sweet stunning vocal harmonies to complex blissed out grooves ; punctuated by echoing banjo, shimmering mandolin, spooky brass and captivating vocal melodramas.

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Rita Payne

on Sat, 11 Apr 2015 at Walkington Walkington Village Hall 7.30pm

Award winning acoustic foot stomping folk duo from Doncaster play at the cosy and intimate venue of Walkington Village Hall. Rita Payne write brilliant highly original songs that appeal to traditional folk lovers and rockers alike, all presented with a warm sense of humour

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Martin Harley

on Sat, 11 Apr 2015 at Presteigne Assembly Rooms Doors open 7.30pm Show starts 8pm

A life long devotee of acoustic guitar music, especially the ageless blues/roots sounds, Martin Harley has travelled the globe absorbing a plethora of diverse influences and honing his craft into the classic song-writing style he possesses today.

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Nick Harper

on Sat, 11 Apr 2015 at Canterbury St George's Centre Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start

"Nick Harper! - Wow! WE should be supporting HIM" Turin Brakes 2014 We've been banging on about Nick Harper for years...and this is his fourth visit to Folk in the Barn.... despite a small audience last time he came - which was astonishing and so wrong. This guy is a musical genius... his music is never off the players at Folk in the Barn Towers. We are determined to achieve the success here for Nick that he deserves. Please come to this concert. If you have a heart, and an ear and a joy of eccentricity, absurdity, poetry and quite extraordinary guitar playing - you'll get Nick. Read below what others have recently said..... I completely agree..... "If the world were fair and just, Johnny Depp would be making a ninth biographical film about singer-songwriter Nick Harper. Faber and Faber would be publishing a fancy hardcover edition of his lyrics thus far, and he would be forced to rent sheds throughout the countryside to store all of his awards." Trebuchet Magazine 2014 Read the full article here Nick Harper Opher's World Pays Tribute to a Genius "I love guitar playing. When it comes to guitar playing I have seen all the greats up close playing in small halls from Jimi Hendrix to Bert Jansch, Jimmy Page to Peter Green, Davy Graham to Eric Clapton; but there is one who stands out for me. The sheer brilliance is beyond anything else I have seen. What Nick can do with a guitar is magical. The strange thing is that the bending of the strings, the tuning and retuning of strings within songs, the creation of new upside down chords and even the surround sound delay is never a gimmick. It isn't showing off. It actually works to create great music and the tricks are integral parts of the songs that always add to the composition. Nick expands upon the possibility and generates extensions of improbability. I have only ever seen one person capable of such a thing and he was Jimi Hendrix. Nick's limitation, as with Jimi, is merely the extent of his imagination. It goes without saying that Nick's imagination is of the scope of galaxies. It is phenomenal. I have been fortunate enough to observe these prodigious talents develop over decades and I never get tired of the crispness and range that those fingers tease or pound out of that instrument. He can make the guitar thunder or trill with delicate melodies. Nick produces music you can get lost in. If it were only the guitar playing it would be wonderful but limited. But it is so much more. Nick marries this instrumental genius to a voice that is incredible in range and texture and a song-writing ability that is up there with the best. He now has a catalogue of brilliant songs that would challenge any great songwriter of our time barring only a few. The content is both poetic and meaningful. What more could you possibly ask for? Nick's live performances are impressive. He is a showman who deploys wit and cutting humour along with sharp observation. He is a warm, sensitive but forceful man whose sensibilities are complex and always intelligent and forthright. You never get short-changed at a Nick gig. He puts everything into it. The one mystery surrounding Nick's career concerns the level of success he has so far achieved. It boggles me to think that he has not risen to the heights, received the recognition and walked away with the awards. He surely deserves it. His time will undoubtedly come. Skills like his do not go unnoticed forever." Opher's World Dec 2014

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Nick Harper

on Sat, 11 Apr 2015 at Canterbury St George's Centre Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start

"Nick Harper! - Wow! WE should be supporting HIM" Turin Brakes 2014 We've been banging on about Nick Harper for years...and this is his fourth visit to Folk in the Barn.... despite a small audience last time he came - which was astonishing and so wrong. This guy is a musical genius... his music is never off the players at Folk in the Barn Towers. We are determined to achieve the success here for Nick that he deserves. Please come to this concert. If you have a heart, and an ear and a joy of eccentricity, absurdity, poetry and quite extraordinary guitar playing - you'll get Nick. Read below what others have recently said..... I completely agree..... "If the world were fair and just, Johnny Depp would be making a ninth biographical film about singer-songwriter Nick Harper. Faber and Faber would be publishing a fancy hardcover edition of his lyrics thus far, and he would be forced to rent sheds throughout the countryside to store all of his awards." Trebuchet Magazine 2014 Read the full article here Nick Harper Opher's World Pays Tribute to a Genius "I love guitar playing. When it comes to guitar playing I have seen all the greats up close playing in small halls from Jimi Hendrix to Bert Jansch, Jimmy Page to Peter Green, Davy Graham to Eric Clapton; but there is one who stands out for me. The sheer brilliance is beyond anything else I have seen. What Nick can do with a guitar is magical. The strange thing is that the bending of the strings, the tuning and retuning of strings within songs, the creation of new upside down chords and even the surround sound delay is never a gimmick. It isn't showing off. It actually works to create great music and the tricks are integral parts of the songs that always add to the composition. Nick expands upon the possibility and generates extensions of improbability. I have only ever seen one person capable of such a thing and he was Jimi Hendrix. Nick's limitation, as with Jimi, is merely the extent of his imagination. It goes without saying that Nick's imagination is of the scope of galaxies. It is phenomenal. I have been fortunate enough to observe these prodigious talents develop over decades and I never get tired of the crispness and range that those fingers tease or pound out of that instrument. He can make the guitar thunder or trill with delicate melodies. Nick produces music you can get lost in. If it were only the guitar playing it would be wonderful but limited. But it is so much more. Nick marries this instrumental genius to a voice that is incredible in range and texture and a song-writing ability that is up there with the best. He now has a catalogue of brilliant songs that would challenge any great songwriter of our time barring only a few. The content is both poetic and meaningful. What more could you possibly ask for? Nick's live performances are impressive. He is a showman who deploys wit and cutting humour along with sharp observation. He is a warm, sensitive but forceful man whose sensibilities are complex and always intelligent and forthright. You never get short-changed at a Nick gig. He puts everything into it. The one mystery surrounding Nick's career concerns the level of success he has so far achieved. It boggles me to think that he has not risen to the heights, received the recognition and walked away with the awards. He surely deserves it. His time will undoubtedly come. Skills like his do not go unnoticed forever." Opher's World Dec 2014

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Jj Gilmour & Henry Priestman

on Sat, 11 Apr 2015 at Coatbridge Berits & Brown Doors 7.45pm

A very special 'secret songwriter' show from two of the UK's finest singer songwriters who will be performing a mix of solo sets and performing together on each others song. There may even be a few surprises in store... JJ Gilmour found fame as the front man of Celtic rockers The Silencers before leaving to pursue his own solo career. A brief stint as front man with the super group The Casbah club, which featured members of The Jam and Big Country, and replacing Brian Harvey in teen idols East 17 proved a brief distraction when he released his iconic debut album 'Sunnyside P.A.L.'. The album received universal acclaim and led to a series of strange encounters which included being personally invited to join Hollywood hard man Steven Segal on tour in America. Having now released his 3rd solo album and written 2 musicals, he has found his love of music all over again and showing why he is a truly world class songwriter and performer. Henry Priestman is no stranger to the charts. As the songwriter behind the chart topping band The Christians, he enjoyed worldwide success throughout the 80's & 90's. Starting out with new wave Punks The Yachts (there first gig was supporting the Sex Pistols) before enjoying chart success with Its Immiterial (Driving Away From Home) but it was with The Christians that he found the most success. No on his second solo album, he has found a whole new generation of fans who warm to his infectious warmth and heartfelt lyrics. A fav of Radio 2 and festivals across the UK, Henry is a true master songwriter and one of the most endearing live performers around.

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Mike Silver

on Sun, 12 Apr 2015 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

The great songwriter is back in Bournemouth

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Mike Silver

on Sun, 12 Apr 2015 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

The great songwriter is back in Bournemouth

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Red Moon Road

on Sun, 12 Apr 2015 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors 7pm, Show starts 8pm

Another TLR Youtube discovery brought to you all the way from Winnipeg, Canada! Masterful story telling. Haunting three part harmonies. Mandolin, Banjo, Guitar, Delay pedals and a beat up bass drum. A lush and lively take on modern roots. Born in a storm on a wild Canadian lake, Red Moon Road came into its own on the trails between coast and coast. All credit goes to the chemistry, and to the magic that happens when the Winnipeg band's two Daniels - jazz-trained Daniel Jordan and bilingual prog-rock vet Daniel Peloquin-Hopfner - strum up the strings to support twilight-voiced singer Sheena Rattai. From living rooms to folk fest stages, the three have charmed fans from coast to coast with their lush and lively take on modern roots, peppered always by bright stage banter, exquisite harmonies and masterfully told stories. As you can hear on their brand-new EP "Tales from the Whiteshell" or their acclaimed eponymous debut album, it's all sort of rich and warm and deeply familiar, like a campfire crackling wherever the microphones stand: even if it's your first time in the audience, you come as a friend of this band.

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Nick Dow

on Sun, 12 Apr 2015 at Southport Park Golf Club Doors from 7pm and music from 8pm

Mainly traditional songs and a welcome return after decades for this singer with a strong guitar style and a warm, mellow, lived-in voice.

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Edwina Hayes

on Sun, 12 Apr 2015 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

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. Playing stages everywhere from Glastonbury Festival to The Royal Albert Hall, Edwina numbers Michael Parkinson and Mike Harding among her fans. Edwina was born in Dublin and grew up in Preston, Lancashire before moving to the East coast of Yorkshire as a teenager, where she has been based ever since. Dividing her time between the UK and America, Edwina's second home is Nashville where she is much loved as a songwriter and artist. Edwina released her debut album 'Out On My Own' on Warner Brothers to critical acclaim. She released her second album 'Pour Me A Drink' independently to great success. Much more stripped down and acoustic, the title track was covered by Nanci Griffith who calls her 'the sweetest voice in England'. Her third release 'Good Things Happen Over Coffee' followed in the same style and a live album is