Jez Lowe

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette doors 7pm

http://www.jezlowe.com Tickets £15 in advance or £17 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette. Contact 0191 3841412 for further information. Mix of seating (limited) and standing. Doors 7pm. Support around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. We now have an drinks licence. Real ales,lagers wines. ciders and spirits will be served along with OCC Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and of course soft drinks. About Jez Jez Lowe has built an enviable reputation as a songwriter and performer in the world of acoustic music, and as a recognised musical ambassador for his native North East England, with more than a dozen albums and countless live performances around the world over the last twenty years. Among those who have recorded their own versions of Lowe's songs, are Fairport Convention, The Dubliners, The Tannahill Weavers, Cherish The Ladies, Gordon Bok, The McCalmans, The Black Brothers, Liam Clancy, Bob Fox and literally hundreds of others. Songs like BACK IN DURHAM GAOL, THE BERGEN, GREEK LIGHTNING and THESE COAL TOWN DAYS have generated scores of cover versions around the globe, and are now classics of their kind. He has performed at some of the most prestigious venues in the world, both solo and with the Bad Pennies, including the main stages at Edmonton Festival (Canada), Tonder Festival (Denmark), The Kennedy Center and the Smithsonian (US), Port Fairy and Byron Bay Festivals (Australia) and at concerts and festivals in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Ireland, Holland, Germany and Spain. In 2008, Jez was nominated as Folksinger of the Year in the BBC Folk awards, following the success of his album JACK COMMON'S ANTHEM the previous year. After a retrospective live collection, entitled NORTHERN ECHOES (winner of the Indie-Acoustic Award for Best Lyrics in 2009), last year's follow-up CD, entitled WOTCHEOR! has surpassed that success, and has become Jez's most popular album yet, spawning a series of special stage-shows and UK tours based on the themes of the album, to great acclaim. Back in 2006 Jez was one of the principle songwriters in the award-winning BBC series The Radio Ballads. The success in 2010 of another one-off programme has now inspired the BBC to commission a further six programmes for 2012, on the subject of The Olympic Games, and Jez is currently working on his contributions for this forthcoming series. In all, he has so far written almost forty songs over the last five years for the Radio Ballads series, many of which such as Taking On Men and The Miami have already become widely-sung folk classics, and Jez has developed a special concert performance that includes a varying selection of these songs, under the title of The Muse MacColl, referencing the instigator of the Radio Ballads format, Ewan MacColl. The Radio Ballads series, along with other much-acclaimed special commissions like The Darwin Project and All Along The Wall, has enabled Jez to expand his writing and performing styles greatly in recent years, without diverging from his own much admired and unique approach to his craft. 2012 saw him returning to the USA, following that year's festival tour of North America, as well as a further trip down-under to Australia and New Zealand, plus a mind-boggling series of solo shows, bad Pennies concerts, festivals, and special projects that keeps Jez Lowe one of the busiest and most in-demand performers on the current acoustic music scene.

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Cardboard Fox

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing Bar opens at 6.30 pm, doors at 7.30 pm

Mix the award winning Carrivick Sisters with a leading member of the Coal Porters and the thrice EFDSS Young Musician of the Year and what do you get Cardboard Fox, a band with a great pedigree and a sound to match. Cardboard Fox are hard to categorise but are something quite special. All four musicians have roots in bluegrass music but their collective influences reach much further and this shows in their music. Formed in late 2013, the band have known each other for much longer but have been waiting for the right opportunity to make it work. All that was needed was for everyone to be in the right place and Joe's moving from Norwich to Bath was the catalyst that allowed it to happen. This is a group of musicians who are very, very excited about what this line up can create and that's what makes this acoustic quartet so special. With a focus on original writing and re-imagined folk songs taken from a very different perspective, this band is not to be missed.

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Dave Burland

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at Guildford Institute Doors 7:30pm; Music 8:00pm

Dave Burland was one of the great interpreters of English traditional folk song in the '60s and '70s alongside Carthy, Jones and Bellamy. Having retired from the folk scene he has recently be cited by a number of younger singers, including Kate Rusby, and has been enticed out to give the occasional performance. This is one of them. An evening in Dave's company is thoroughly enjoyable. He is a raconteur of enormous wit and the quality of his music is well, just read these quotes: Dave is a uniquely calm, gentle and clever singer who makes you feel it is all so amazingly simple. His apparently effortless guitar playing supplies the footing for the whole musical structure. He also has a deliciously wicked sense of humour! Nic Jones I grew up watching Carthy, Jones and Dave Burland, who is a beautiful guitar player, a great accompanist. Martin Simpson The excellent Mr Burland Richard Thompson NOTE: If you pay full price and decide, on the night, to join the club you will be given £1.00 reduction on membership.

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Dave Burland

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at Guildford Institute Doors 7:30pm; Music 8:00pm

Dave Burland was one of the great interpreters of English traditional folk song in the '60s and '70s alongside Carthy, Jones and Bellamy. Having retired from the folk scene he has recently be cited by a number of younger singers, including Kate Rusby, and has been enticed out to give the occasional performance. This is one of them. An evening in Dave's company is thoroughly enjoyable. He is a raconteur of enormous wit and the quality of his music is well, just read these quotes: Dave is a uniquely calm, gentle and clever singer who makes you feel it is all so amazingly simple. His apparently effortless guitar playing supplies the footing for the whole musical structure. He also has a deliciously wicked sense of humour! Nic Jones I grew up watching Carthy, Jones and Dave Burland, who is a beautiful guitar player, a great accompanist. Martin Simpson The excellent Mr Burland Richard Thompson NOTE: If you pay full price and decide, on the night, to join the club you will be given £1.00 reduction on membership.

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Fran Mcgillivray Band

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fran McGillivray ( vocals, bass guitar & flute) and Mike Burke (acoustic, electric & resonator guitars, mandola, mandolin & vocals) Roger Nunn (drums and djembe) are an exciting and compelling trio with a strong following on the blues and roots music scene . Former members of Urban blues outfit So Long Angel, Fran, Mike and Roger have spent many years honing their craft and have developed a unique take on roots music and an amazing empathy on stage. They have performed at many major festivals in Europe and the UK including Rotterdam, Cambridge and Shrewsbury and are regulars on the club and concert circuit, and on BBC and local music radio shows. Fran and Mike's own vibrant and original songs are complemented by soulful, dynamic and powerful interpretations of songs from a broad range of genres from Americana through to Country and Blues. The Fran McGillivray band's live shows and recordings reflect this diversity and have been widely acclaimed by reviewers across the roots spectrum: "Splendid!" Paul Jones Radio 2 "Mighty good!" Maverick A new twist on old music. Rock 'n' Reel Beautifully delivered, a thoroughly enjoyable set Blues Matters Very impressive. Robin Denselow, The Guardian Fran at times sounds like a mix of Rory Block and Bonnie Raitt Blues in Britain Heartbreakingly poignant one minute, rousingly upbeat the next Colin Irwin, FRoots

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Brock Mcguire Band

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at London Kings Place 8pm

The Brock McGuire Band is a tight and tenacious four-piece recently voted 'Traditional Irish band of the decade' by Irish American News, playing predominantly Irish music as well as American Old Timey, Bluegrass, French-Canadian and more. Fronted by Moving Cloud founding members Paul Brock (accordion/melodeon) and Manus Maguire (fiddle), the band also features Garry O'Meara (banjo/ mandolin/ vocals) and Denis Carey (piano/composer/arranger). Their latest CD Green Grass Blue Grass was a collaboration with 14time Grammy Award Winner Ricky Skaggs. Dynamic new London Irish band, CrossHarbour, featuring 19-time All Ireland winner Órlaith McAuliffe (flute/whistle) fuses well-loved traditional tunes and songs with self-penned material and original arrangements. The Arts Desk said of their eponymous debut CD 'the quintet's musicianship is fabulously impressive'.

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Lola Colt

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm

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Liam Frost

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at Salford First Chop Brewing Arm 7.30pm

Described by Elbow's Guy Garvey as 'the UK's answer to Bright Eyes' and heralded in some quarters of the British music press as a Mancunian Bruce Springsteen, singer-songwriter Liam Frost has developed, across two critically acclaimed solo albums, into a well-cherished artist whose distinctive voice, songwriting and sincerity really set him apart. Following his recent Tokolosh collaboration with members of The Earlies and The Whip, Liam returns for these special performances showcasing songs from The Wild Places EP and his as yet untitled third album. 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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Les Freres Smith - Afrobeat Spectacular

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at Walmer The Lighthouse Doors 7pm // Music 8:30pm

Les Freres Smith is a 12 piece afrobeat / afrofunk / ethiojazz / globalgroove orchestra from Paris, France. Refusing all kinds of contractual supervision promising colonial looting of their music, Les Freres Smith have handled their business themselves, violently stucking their knives on the desk of filthy producers and doing confettis of these paper chains made to hold them up. Self-managed, self-produced, self-financed. Contreband Mentality! The first album, Contreband Mentality, produced by les Freres Smith themselves with support and precious help by mythical afrobeat label Comet Records led by Eric Trosset, featuring the great Tony Allen and the crazy guitarist minister Oghene Kologbo from Fela's Africa 70, was mixed by afrobeat specialist Loik Dury (Kraked Records), and mastered by experienced producer Grant Phabao (Timec). - Habibi Smith: drums - SubbaH Smith: bass - Martin 'Elvis Martinez' Smith: guitar - Fabien Smith: guitar - Manu Mani Smith: keys - Alfwèdo Smith: percussions - Dam's Smith: percussions - Fabolous Fab Smith: tenor sax - Nico Sake Smith: baryton sax - Reno Smith: alto sax, flute - Roulios Smith: trumpet - Prosper Smith: vocals - Swala Emati Smith: shekere / vocals Not to be missed! Getting your tickets early is highly recommended.

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Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin With The Guilty Ones

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at London Islington Assembly Hall 7:00PM

New Album Common Ground out now: Dave Alvin + Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy ====== It took a near-death experience to reunite Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin, the California brothers at the heart of "roots heroes" (Rolling Stone) The Blasters. "Phil died and was brought back to life over in Spain," Dave says of his brother's 2012 health scare. "That was a real wakeup call to me. We hadn't made a full album together since 1985, but as you get older, you realize you're not immortal and you've only got so much time." It only made sense, then, that for their first record together in three decades, the Alvin brothers would go back to where it all started and pay tribute to one of their original shared musical heroes: Big Bill Broonzy. "I first remember seeing Big Bill's picture on an album cover that I bought when I was 14 or 15," says Phil. "I didn't really know who he was and came home and played it and was overwhelmed by him." "We're brothers, we argue sometimes," Dave adds with a laugh, "but one thing we never argue about is Big Bill Broonzy. I remember the day Phil brought the record home, it was one of those childhood memories like you're graduating grammar school or stealing your first Playboy. For me, Big Bill is in that elite company of Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie, Robert Johnson, people like that. Like the Alvins', Broonzy's career lasted more than 30 years and spanned several stylistic incarnations, all of which the brothers sought to capture on 'Common Ground: Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy.' "He played both country blues and ragtime blues picking, and then in the late 1930's and 40's he was one of the inventors of the Chicago blues sound," explains Dave. "And then in the late 40's until his death, he was the guy that brought blues and American folk music to Europe. He was the first guy to go over there and blaze the trail. That the Alvin brothers feel such a kinship with a trailblazer like Broonzy is little surprise. The Blasters emerged to international fame in the early 1980's, blending American roots and blues with searing punk energy to critical acclaim. Rolling Stone hailed their "bright, raw playing, terrific taste and...[Phil's] full- bodied vocals," while in the Village Voice, Robert Christgau wrote that Dave was "a major songwriter, one with John Fogerty's bead on the wound-tight good times of America's tough white underbelly." The band performed with everyone from X and Black Flag to The Cramps and Queen, and even gave early breaks to Los Lobos and Dwight Yoakam by inviting them on the road as openers. As AllMusic puts it, "it's practically impossible to imagine the roots rock scene of the '80s and onward existing without [The Blasters] as a roadmap. The brothers went their separate ways in 1986, when Dave left the band to pursue a solo career. After decades apart musically, they reunited briefly to record songs for the 2013 soundtrack to "The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County," a musical written by Stephen King and John Mellencamp featuring performances by Elvis Costello, Taj Mahal, and Kris Kistofferson among others, and produced by T Bone Burnett. "We rehearsed at David's house a few times for that," remembers Phil, "and that was a good step in bringing us back together." Once inspiration struck for the Big Bill Broonzy project, all it took was a phone call from Dave, and Phil was onboard and ready to head into the studio for their first album together in three decades. "We used this old Foley studio from the 30's that had been used for movie sound effects," says Dave, who shares vocal duties with his brother on the record. "We set up all in that one little room a la Sun or Chess and just recorded. "It was easy," he continues. "I'm not as boisterous as I used to be. Like the title suggests, this is where we come together. It's square one. There was nothing to argue about outside of 'Am I playing the guitar part right?'" he laughs. Rather than trying to recreate Broonzy's exact guitar parts and vocals note for note, though, the record honors his innovative spirit and musical adventurousness, blending chords and melodies from different songs and incorporating stylistic nods to other guitaristseveryone from Magic Sam to Bo Diddleywhose work bears Big Bill's unmistakable fingerprint. That encyclopedic knowledge of American music, that expansive musical vocabulary and the fluency with which the Alvins slip in out and of genres and eras is what enables 'Common Ground' to triumph. Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin may have set out to honor the legacy of Big Bill Broonzy with this record, but in the process, they solidified their own as one of roots music's most exceptional duos.

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Del Rey

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at Eastbourne The Lamb Inn 8pm

If you like your blues warm, wise and witty then Del Rey is for you. She recreates the sounds of early jazz and ragtime bands and stride and boogie piano on ukulele and guitar with infectious wit, enthusiasm and dazzling musicianship. A natural storyteller she packs a whole orchestra into her resonator guitar. One of the greatest modern players of the resonator guitar Acoustic Guitar Magazine.

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The Legendary Shack Shakers

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at Greenfield Friezland Church Hall doors 7pm show 8pm

shack shackers back in saddleworth, 1st time since 2009 best live act we've ever had

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The Road

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at Keighley Exchange Arts Centre Doors at 7.30pm

Original 60s Blues Rock from local experienced musicians

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Mojo Hand + Jenny Wren & Her Borrowed Wings

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at London Jamboree 8pm to Midnight

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Birdwood Featuring Ali Mackenzie

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at Richmond Crawdaddy Club Doors Open 8.00pm

A fabulous line of outstanding musicians featuring: ALI MacKENZIE - Former Lead Vocalist for early '60s Group 'The Birds' Ronnie Wood's first Band. DEREK GRIFFITHS - Original lead guitarist in Ronnie Wood's brother, Art Wood's Band 'The Artwoods' who also featured the likes of Jon Lord (Deep Purple) and Keef Hartley of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers. KEITH GRANT - Bassist with early '60s Rhythm 'n Blues Group 'The Downliners Sect' and also Bass Player for Art Wood's more recent line up in 'Art Wood's All Stars' MARK FREEMAN - Drummer also with 'Art Wood's All Stars' 'The Downliners Sect' and 'The Rollin' Stoned' CHRIS PARREN - Former Keyboard player with 'The Strawbs' and has featured more recently in several West End Shows as well as a previous appearance at The Crawdaddy with 3AM

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Liverpool Acoustic Live, Featuring Zoe Mulford

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at Liverpool The View Two Gallery Doors 7.45pm, music 8.15pm

Liverpool Acoustic Live for Friday 24th October 2014 sees the return of American folk singer and songwriter Zoe Mulford who'll be bringing her distinct brand of North American folk to the intimacy of Mathew Street's View Two Gallery. BBC Radio Merseyside's On The Beat presenter Spencer Leigh said about Zoe, "These days there are thousands of singer/songwriters but only few have something new to offer. I think Zoe Mulford is very special." We think Zoe is very special too! Joining Zoe on the night will be Silent Cities, solo project of Simon Madison, who like Zoe has received glowing comments from a high profile radio presenter. BBC Radio 6 Music's Tom Robinson said, "It's not a question of chords, lyrics, melody or recording quality it's simply that sometimes you can tell within seconds that you're listening to The Real Deal. And - take it from me - this artist, my friends, is The Real Deal." High praise indeed! Completing the lineup is local singer-songwriter Katie Nicholas who rose to prominence with her single Chemistry. Since then Katie has won the Michael Molloy Youth Music Award at the Liverpool Music Awards 2013 so she should fit right in at the Liverpool Music Awards' Live Music Night of the Year! Tickets are available now in advance for £5 from wegottickets.com/liverpoolacoustic or for £6 on the night. Doors open at 7.45pm with the music starting at 8.15pm. You can join the facebook event at facebook.com/liverpoolacoustic/events All of our future live events can be found at liverpoolacoustic.co.uk/live and if you want to receive information about tickets before they go on general sale then sign up to our events publicity mailing list.

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The Graham Robins Band + Guests

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at Luton The Bear Club Door 7.30pm 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. He has opened shows for numerous artists including The Waterboys, Seth Lakeman, Glen Tilbrook, Georgie Fame and toured with Chris Farlowe. At London's Borderline, as part of Shana Morrison's 2007 U.K. Tour, they sang together on Van Morrison's 'Sometimes We Cry' to great acclaim and he was also part of Shana's 2010 U.K. & Ireland Tour.

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The Graham Robins Band + Guests

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at Luton The Bear Club Door 7.30pm 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. He has opened shows for numerous artists including The Waterboys, Seth Lakeman, Glen Tilbrook, Georgie Fame and toured with Chris Farlowe. At London's Borderline, as part of Shana Morrison's 2007 U.K. Tour, they sang together on Van Morrison's 'Sometimes We Cry' to great acclaim and he was also part of Shana's 2010 U.K. & Ireland Tour.

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Puck Live @ Wells Way Pop Up

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at London Wells Way Pop Up 8pm (doors 7.30pm)

Fresh from their performance on the world famous Globe stage, accompanying A Midsummer Night's Dream, we are excited to bring you PUCK as a band in their own right. Songs inspired by the show mixed with plenty of folk gypsy and jazz this promises to be a fabulous evening of foot stomping fun! Please note this venue operates a CASH ONLY bar.

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Theo Bard &whiskey Moon Face

on Fri, 24 Oct 2014 at Bridport Moens Farm Doors open 8.00pm

Fannys Roving Folk Club.

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Bury St Edmunds Oxjam Folk Weekend 2014

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Bury St Edmunds All Saints Church and Hall Doors open 11.30am both days

25th -26th October 2014 A weekend of Folk and Folk/rock with both local and nationally known artists including Winter Wilson, John Richards, The Bounty Hounds, Addisons Uncle and many more. Morris displays, Saturday tea dance with Passing Wind, Real ale bar.

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Lester Simpson: Shammick Acoustic

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Combe Martin The Pack o' Cards Doors 7.30 pm for 8 pm start

Many people will be aware of Lester Simpson as a member of the internationally acclaimed a capella trio Coope, Boyes & Simpson, who perform throughout Britain, as well as in Europe, America and New Zealand. But there's much more to Lester than just unaccompanied harmony singing. As a songwriter, actor, musician and broadcaster, he has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company and as Musical Director of 'Private Peaceful' in Belgium, as well as being commissioned to write many musical presentations. He teaches, runs workshops and a community choir, works with youngsters in The Tall Ships Youth Trust, and with the elderly in care homes. He also plays melodeon and bagpipes! With a voice that could melt butter, his singing is emotive, strong and challenging, but in spite of his undoubted abilities, he rarely does solo gigs (he probably doesn't have the time!), so this is an unusual chance to hear this exceptional man, who Mike Harding described as having 'shed loads of talent'.

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The Lucy Ward Band

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Barton The Ropewalk Doors 7pm, starts at 8pm

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Greg Trooper (usa)

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Doncaster Brewery and Tap 7.30pm

Greg Trooper has made an impact on the music scenes in all the places he's lived since leaving home after high school: Austin, Texas, Lawrence, Kansas, Nashville and New York. Music critics praise his poetic feel, infectious melodies and insightful lyrics.Americana star Buddy Miller produced 1998's 'Popular Demons' album, while soul legend Dan Penn steered 2005's extraordinary 'Make It Through This World'. His songs have been recorded by numerous artists including: Vince Gill, Steve Earle, Billy Bragg, Robert Earl Keen, Maura O'Connell, Lucy Kaplansky and Tom Russell. Quotes Greg Trooper writes great songs, including one of my very favorite songs in the world, Little Sister. On top of all that, there's his voice an instrument I have coveted for 15 years. Steve Earle Greg Trooper has got to be on our list of our finest contemporary songwriters. - Billy Bragg Greg Trooper's roots-rock can lean toward soul or country or Dylan, and it's filled with yearning and promises Jon Pareles (New York Times) Great stuff from one of the great American songwriters - Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2.

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Greg Trooper (usa)

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Doncaster Brewery and Tap 7.30pm

Greg Trooper has made an impact on the music scenes in all the places he's lived since leaving home after high school: Austin, Texas, Lawrence, Kansas, Nashville and New York. Music critics praise his poetic feel, infectious melodies and insightful lyrics.Americana star Buddy Miller produced 1998's 'Popular Demons' album, while soul legend Dan Penn steered 2005's extraordinary 'Make It Through This World'. His songs have been recorded by numerous artists including: Vince Gill, Steve Earle, Billy Bragg, Robert Earl Keen, Maura O'Connell, Lucy Kaplansky and Tom Russell. Quotes Greg Trooper writes great songs, including one of my very favorite songs in the world, Little Sister. On top of all that, there's his voice an instrument I have coveted for 15 years. Steve Earle Greg Trooper has got to be on our list of our finest contemporary songwriters. - Billy Bragg Greg Trooper's roots-rock can lean toward soul or country or Dylan, and it's filled with yearning and promises Jon Pareles (New York Times) Great stuff from one of the great American songwriters - Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2.

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The Jamie Freeman Agreement

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Portsmouth The Square Tower Doors Open 7.15pm.

Here at Square Roots towers, we're delighted to be promoting a show for this wonderful 5 piece band all the way from Lewes - their new album "100 Miles From Town" is as exciting an album as we've heard for a while, and we're really looking forward to seeing them make their Portsmouth debut in the historic confines of our awesome Square Tower! The Jamie Freeman Agreement are "the UK's very own Americana virtuosos" (Spiral Earth). With their latest release '100 Miles From Town' they "set about defining English Americana" (FATEA) with a mix of styles embracing folk, country and echoes of the 60's. Delivering a "robust and thoroughly competent collection of roots-rock anthems (Americana UK) they are "a prime example of how we can compete over here with the best over there" (Three Chords & The Truth). Testament to the quality of Jamie's songwriting is the roster of names happy to lend themselves to the latest album; Mark Chadwick (executive producer), Larkin Poe, Brandy Zdan (Twilight Hotel), Good Lovelies, BJ Cole and Richard Smith all feature. About Jamie: He has been a musician and songwriter all his life. He is the brother of acting sensation Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, Sherlock) and spent time playing with late 80's synth-popsters Frazier Chorus, led by another talented brother, Tim. Jamie produced the critically-acclaimed 'Not Waving But Drowning' by The Self Help Group.

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North Dorset Folk Festival

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Marnhull Village Hall Doors 12:00pm

North Dorset Folk Festival returns for a 3rd year. Once again we will be in the Village Hall for a high class day of music. Acts as follows: Megan Henwood, Phil Henry and Hannah Martin, Lizzyspit Jaywalkers Tinderbox Ninebarrow Gavin Devenport

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Jez Lowe

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Lothersdale Village Hall Doors at 7.30 pm

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Not The Wilsons

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Dungworth The Royal Hotel Doors 7.30pm House Songs

Come and join the female members of the Wilson family - Chris, Jacqui, Jemma, Helen and Anne - for an informal evening of songs from their individual repertoires

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Zoe Muth And The Lost High Rollers

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Bristol The Tunnels Doors at 7.30pm

CRH Music presemts

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Potbelly Blues Night

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Kettering Arts Centre, St Andrew's Church 7.30pm (doors 7pm)

After the success of the Blues Band this summer, we have had requests for more Blues music. So, in conjunction with Kontra Roots Promotions we will be drawing together an evening line-up of superb Blues acts from near and far. With great beers and good company this is a night not to be missed by any Blues lovers, or live music aficionados. Find out more about the line-up on the Potbelly Folk Festival Facebook page. From slide, fingerpicking or acoustic to ragtime, country or rock this will be a great evening of live music

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Potbelly Blues Night

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Kettering Arts Centre, St Andrew's Church 7.30pm (doors 7pm)

After the success of the Blues Band this summer, we have had requests for more Blues music. So, in conjunction with Kontra Roots Promotions we will be drawing together an evening line-up of superb Blues acts from near and far. With great beers and good company this is a night not to be missed by any Blues lovers, or live music aficionados. Find out more about the line-up on the Potbelly Folk Festival Facebook page. From slide, fingerpicking or acoustic to ragtime, country or rock this will be a great evening of live music

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My Darling Clementine

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Otley Courthouse 7.45pm

MY DARLING CLEMENTINE Supported by Rita Payne Classic country duets songs of betrayal, regret, anger, guilt, revenge and hurt those timeless themes are alive and well in the hands and voices of My Darling Clementine led by Michael Weston King and Lou Dalgleish. Their second album The Reconciliation has further established their place in the Country/Americana world and they are fast building a reputation for spectacular live shows. They are supported by acoustic footstompers Rita Payne, Rhiannon Scutt and Pete Sowerby. Tickets: £10/£8 in advance, £11/£9 on the door. mydarlingclementinemusic.co.uk

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My Darling Clementine

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Otley Courthouse 7.45pm

MY DARLING CLEMENTINE Supported by Rita Payne Classic country duets songs of betrayal, regret, anger, guilt, revenge and hurt those timeless themes are alive and well in the hands and voices of My Darling Clementine led by Michael Weston King and Lou Dalgleish. Their second album The Reconciliation has further established their place in the Country/Americana world and they are fast building a reputation for spectacular live shows. They are supported by acoustic footstompers Rita Payne, Rhiannon Scutt and Pete Sowerby. Tickets: £10/£8 in advance, £11/£9 on the door. mydarlingclementinemusic.co.uk

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Baskery

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Nottingham The Running Horse 8pm

Baskery is a Swedish alternative americana folk rock band, comprising the three sisters Greta, Stella and Sunniva Bondesson. Their first album, Fall Among Thieves, was released in Europe in 2008, and in the UK in January 2009. New Friends, their second album was released in 2011 with their third album Little Wild Life released in 2013 / 2014. The band formed in 2006[1] as an offshoot of The Slaptones, who featured their father Janåke Bondesson on drums, released two albums (Simplify, 2003, and Amplify, 2004) and toured the USA with The Brian Setzer Orchestra. Baskery released an EP, One Horse Down, in 2007 on Veranda Independent Records.[2] Their first album, Fall Among Thieves, was recorded with producer Lasse Mårtén using no overdubs and mainly first or second takes, with the aim of capturing as much energy as possible. It was released in Sweden in May 2008; in Norway, Germany, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands and Italy in autumn 2008; and in the UK in January 2009. In 2008 the group toured and played festivals in the USA, Canada, France, Ireland, Denmark and Norway, and toured the UK supporting Seth Lakeman in late 2008.[3] In 2012 Baskery played gigs throughout the USA and Europe including festivals such as Beautiful Days (festival) and Shrewsbury Folk Festival before heading into the studio in Berlin to start work on recording their third album. 2013 saw the group touring Germany supporting Ina Müller before embarking on their own US tour playing across the country, including The Birchmere in Virginia, Four Corners Folk Festival in Colorado and Sisters Folk Festival in Oregon. Little Wild Life, the third studio album, was released in Sweden in October 2013 before a Europe-wide release in early 2014. The group have described their musical style in such terms as "killbilly", "mud-country" and "banjo punk" and they have been compared with The Dixie Chicks, The Roches, Led Zeppelin and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Favourable reviews have included descriptions including "absurdly wonderful...[they] do their own thing with a glee which, coupled with no little virtuosity and runaway vivaciousness, is irresistible."

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Flossie Malavialle

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Water Yeat Village Hall Doors 7:30pm, 8:00pm start

After wowing us with a wonderful performance last year, we're delighted to welcome Flossie back. Flossie is a French singer who got involved in the British folk scene in 2000 while on a teacher exchange in the North East of England (which has provided a wealth of amusing anecdotes for between the songs). Her repertoire features songs from a variety of music genres including pop, folk and jazz. She will be accompanied by Paul Donnelly on guitar. ** Cabaret style seating. No bar, bring your own drinks! **

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Angie Palmer And Band

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Hepworth Village Hall Doors 7:30 Start 8:00pm

A welcome return to Hepworth for Angie Palmer and her brilliant band, a truly memorable show last time she was here. Labelled as English/Americana but much much more than that and described by Bob Harris as one of Britain's greatest singer-songwriters,

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Lady Maisery

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre Doors 6pm Show 7.30pm

Nominated for the 'Horizon' BBC Folk Award 2012 and for best debut at the Spiral Awards 2012, and featured on Radio 3's Late Night Junction this year, Lady Maisery explore vocal harmony to breathtaking effect, through their fresh interpretations of songs and ballads. Talented multi-instrumentalists and liable to a burst of clog-dancing, this trio will captivate you. See separate listing for their singing workshop to be held the following day.

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Lady Maisery

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre Doors 6pm Show 7.30pm

Nominated for the 'Horizon' BBC Folk Award 2012 and for best debut at the Spiral Awards 2012, and featured on Radio 3's Late Night Junction this year, Lady Maisery explore vocal harmony to breathtaking effect, through their fresh interpretations of songs and ballads. Talented multi-instrumentalists and liable to a burst of clog-dancing, this trio will captivate you. See separate listing for their singing workshop to be held the following day.

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Lady Maisery

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre Doors 6pm Show 7.30pm

Nominated for the 'Horizon' BBC Folk Award 2012 and for best debut at the Spiral Awards 2012, and featured on Radio 3's Late Night Junction this year, Lady Maisery explore vocal harmony to breathtaking effect, through their fresh interpretations of songs and ballads. Talented multi-instrumentalists and liable to a burst of clog-dancing, this trio will captivate you. See separate listing for their singing workshop to be held the following day.

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Conrad Vingoe & Joanne Louise Parker

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Ulcombe All Saints Church Doors 7.30pm

Singer songwriters Conrad Vingoe and Joanne Louise Parker present an evening of acoustic music by candlelight in one of the most beautiful and resonant churches in Kent. All Saints Church in Ulcombe is a 12th century Grade 1 listed building perched up on the Greensand Ridge commanding views as far as Dungeness. It has several ancient Yew trees in the churchyard, one of which is claimed to be over 2,000 years old. Each perform a set of their own original acoustic music working in a few duets and re-worked, but well known, covers along the way! Expect a varied evening of acoustic music with a range of instruments! Please bring your own drinks and a glass to put them in as well as (respectfully quiet) nibbles of your choice.

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Conrad Vingoe & Joanne Louise Parker

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Ulcombe All Saints Church Doors 7.30pm

Singer songwriters Conrad Vingoe and Joanne Louise Parker present an evening of acoustic music by candlelight in one of the most beautiful and resonant churches in Kent. All Saints Church in Ulcombe is a 12th century Grade 1 listed building perched up on the Greensand Ridge commanding views as far as Dungeness. It has several ancient Yew trees in the churchyard, one of which is claimed to be over 2,000 years old. Each perform a set of their own original acoustic music working in a few duets and re-worked, but well known, covers along the way! Expect a varied evening of acoustic music with a range of instruments! Please bring your own drinks and a glass to put them in as well as (respectfully quiet) nibbles of your choice.

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The Fobo Jug Band

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7.30pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 9pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... The FoBo Jug Band are a ragtime country-blues outfit sure to get your feet stomping. With one foot firmly routed in the sounds of the Mississippi, these three talented young men will hypnotise you with their guitar, piano, harp and washboard melodies of old.

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Faustus

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Presteigne Assembly Rooms 8pm Doors open 7.30pm

Nominated in the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Faustus are three of the leading lights of their generation: Saul Rose (Waterson:Carthy, Whapweazel), Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Bellowhead) and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar's Feast). They have a plethora of experience between them, brought together in a virtuosic display of musicianship, rooted deeply in the English tradition.

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Goan Dogs

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Cardiff Dempseys 8:00pm

Fizzi & BlueBox presents GOAN DOGS with support from Nanook of the North Tomos Lewis Dylan Morgan (HOMES) Saturday 25th October 2014 Four Bars at Dempseys, Cardiff 8pm / 18+ £4adv GOAN DOGS - October/November 2014 // www.goandogs.com Goan Dogs, Bristol's finest purveyors of calypso-sleaze, head out on their debut UK tour this October brining their infectious rhythms to the nation. With 2012's EP 20 Minutes from the Border the band have rooted themselves firmly in Bristol's music scene, attracting praise from 6 Music DJs Guy Garvey and Cerys Matthews as well as the Bristol and London music press (Bristol Live Magazine, The Fly, Louder Than War). Fresh from the studio after the success of their DOUBLE A-SIDE launch earlier this year and a sellout show at Bristol's Louisiana, GOAN DOGS have continued to wow audiences with headline shows at Dot to Dot, Bristol Harbour Festival and Farm Festival. Now they gear up for the release their new single 'Running', available free to download from October 3rd. NANOOK OF THE NORTH Nanook of the North are an Atmospheric-Indie Quartet, born in Cardiff and based in Bristol. www.nanookofthenorth.co.uk https://soundcloud.com/nanook-of-the-north www.facebook.com/WeAreNanook http://nanookofthenorth.bandcamp.com/ www.youtube.com/NoftheN https://twitter.com/NoftheN ------------------------------------------------- Bluebox Promotions - BlueboxCardiff@live.co.uk Fizzi Events - Music@Fizzievents.com Twitter: @BlueboxPromo @Fizzievents @FourBarsCardiff Facebook: www.facebook.com/BlueBoxPromotions www.facebook.com/Fourbarscardiff www.facebook.com/Fizzievents -------------------------------------------------

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The Rin Tins Album Launch With Support From Nigel Burch & His Flea Pit Orchestra

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at London Jamboree 8pm to Midnight

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Dennis Bovell & The Dub Band

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Blaenau Ffestiniog Cell B 7pm

Dennis Bovell & the Dub Band + Freedoom Sound Dj Set

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John James

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Caerleon Llanhennock Village Hall 7.30 for 8pm

John is a Welsh virtuoso fingerstyle guitarist and songwriter. He is best known for his original instrumental compositions for the guitar as well as interpretations of blues, folk, ragtime, jazz and classical tunes. We're looking forward to seeing him in action.

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The Crying Lion

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at London The Dentist 8pm

THE CRYING LION are bringing out an album on HONEST JON's and they're launching it with a Saturday night at the Dentist in the company of heavy Anatolia saz rock supermen The Family Elan. The Crying Lion are an unaccompanied 4 part harmony singing group from Glasgow featuring members of Trembling Bells and Muldoon's Picnic. The group combine elements of such vocal traditions as American Sacred Harp, Gregorian chant, Medieval Madrigal and English Folk all refracted through Alex Neilson's song writing to forge a sound that is intimate and glorious.

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Oxjam Acoustic Concert Lewes

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Lewes Westgate Chapel From 7pm doors 6.30pm

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Gladdy Wax & Oxman @ Bethnal Green Working Men's Club

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at London Bethnal Green Working Mens Club Doors at 8.00pm

Black Cat Soundsystem & Revelator Records present DJ GLADDY WAX MC OXMAN (Dub Vendor) MC MADDY CARTY DJ CHRIS (Honest Jon's Records) DJ MISS LUCY plus BLACK CAT DJs 8PM TIL 2.30AM £5 ADV / £7 ON THE DOOR It just keeps getting better and better! London's legendary Black Cat Soundsystem are now providing the sound for what could be one of the best reggae dance parties to ever grace the walls of The Bethnal Green Working Men's Club. You'll probably recognise DJ Gladdy Wax AKA Mr Vinyl Fingers from the Notting Hill Carnival where he's been rockin' crowds for years with the mighty Gladdy Wax Sound System. A veteran of the Reggae Sound System scene he's played everywhere from The London International Ska Festival to the V&A. Revelator are proud to be bringing him to the heart of Hackney for a ska, soul and reggae vinyl showdown featuring the combined talents of MC Maddy Carty, MC Oxman (Dub Vendor All Stars), DJ Chris (Honest Jon's), DJ Miss Lucy plus the all-star Black Cat DJs.

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Beverly Smith & John Grimm

on Sat, 25 Oct 2014 at Penzance The Admiral Benbow Doors at 8.00pm, and & concert starts at 8.30pm

John Grimm and Beverly Smith are well known old time musicians who can play the devil out of a multitude of instruments as well as sing like two whip-poor-wills on a hot summer night. They live in the mountains of North Georgia, in the beautiful little town of Dahlonega, in Lumpkin County. Their performances feature traditional country duets and a sprinkling of newer pieces. They choose their songs well, and clearly have spent a great deal of time searching through the archives of rural American folk music. From haunting, archaic banjo and fiddle tunes to raucous hillbilly singing they display an ease that sounds nothing but genuine.

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From Canada, The Paperboys

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors 7pm, Show starts 8pm

The Paperboys were formed by Mexican born, Tom Landa in the mid-nineties in Vancouver. In a music scene dominated by flannel and grunge, Tom had a vision of forming a band that fused Folk, Celtic and Bluegrass music with Pop and Rock. He was armed with a dozen self-penned tunes and a lot of drive and ambition. After finding a group of musicians who shared common musical interests, they recorded their 1st CD and set to tour across Canada in a used van they bought for 500 bucks. What has happened since is 7 albums, countless tours of North America and Europe, TV and movie appearances, movie scores, industry accolades, rave reviews by the press & media, and several music awards including Canada's version of The Grammy's - The JUNO Award. For the past 15 years, The Paperboys have been selling out venues throughout the globe, without the aid of major labels or commercial radio play. The band's true uniqueness is and has always been the live shows. It is here where the only opinion that matters is that of the fans that have been supporting since its inception. This has made it possible for Tom and co to take musical chances and expand their musical horizons. Although there are many common threads and themes on their albums, not one of their 8 CD's sounds the same. It is a sign of a band with a musical curiosity that won't rest on past success or a formula. The band's latest CD, 'Callithump', is a perfect marriage of all the different styles The Paperboys play. Producer Joby Baker captured the essence and the energy of the band in a way not done before. The infectious hooks of the horns blended with the lyrical sounds of the fiddle and flute, make for a melodic delight, while the influence of Latin and African rhythms makes the groove on this album truly dance worthy. An absolutely outstanding band we challenge anyone not to like. One of the most exciting bands to come out of the folk-roots corner...the most exuberant record I've heard in ages...breathtaking." fRoots "Astonishing eclectic folk-rock from acclaimed Canadian quintet." Mojo A place where Irish, Mexican and Roots music collide. The Seattle Weekly

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John Etheridge (solo) With Special Guest Kit Holmes

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

Enjoy an uplifting evening of: blues, folk, jazz, African grooves and much more from two outstanding guitarists JOHN ETHERIDGE is one of the world's most respected guitarists and his music spans a myriad of styles and influences. He was the guitarist for the celebrated jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli and he has also performed with: Soft Machine, Pat Metheny, Andy Summers, Dizzy Gillespie, Nigel Kennedy and is currently in a duo with the eminent classical guitarist John Williams. This is a rare opportunity to see John performing a solo concert, which features tracks from his highly acclaimed album I didn't know. I never wanted to be a star, just a highly respected musician like John Etheridge. Sting The Guardian KIT HOLMES Macy Gray meets Nick Drake said The Observer Kit's trademark sultry vocals and virtuoso guitar playing have wowed audiences across the UK through extensive touring. Her blues-driven roots with a soul sensibility have guaranteed her three headline shows at the International Guitar Festival. Kit's third album, Driving into the Blue features the legendary double bass player Danny Thompson. 'Impressiveall the makings of a new British guitar heroine' The Guardian www.johnetheridge.com www.kitholmes.co.uk

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Luke Daniels - Soilleireachadh Na H-alba (songs Of The Scottish Enlightenment)

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors open 2:00pm, live music starts 2:30pm

Luke Daniels What's Here What's Gone Featuring Songs of The Scottish Enlightenment Contemporary folk songs and instrumental music exploring the nature of ideas, time, soul and personal identity inspired by 18th century thinkers from the Scottish Enlightenment and modern day progressives. Singer and multi-instrumentalist Luke Daniels is described by fRoots magazine ashaving entered the pantheon of greats for his 2012 double album The Mighty Box. More recently he's gained major recognition as a new voice in singer-songwriting. Performing his 2014 PRS New Music Biennial commission on piano, guitar and 5-string banjo for live BBC Radio 3 broadcasts from London's Southbank and The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall this summer, finding time also to make festival appearances on melodeon with the Cara Dillon Band at Cambridge, Sidmouth and Hebcelt in Inverness. A former member of the Riverdance band and soloist on the movie soundtracks for Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, Luke is a hugely talented performer with plenty to play and say about hope, hell and everything in between.

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Nordic Fiddlers Bloc

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8.00pm

'The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc' comprise three master fiddle players from three different and very distinctive Nordic regions. Kevin Henderson (Fiddlers' Bid, Boys of the Lough' and 'Session A9) hails from Shetland, Olav Luksengard Mjelva is an award winning fiddle player from Norway and Anders Hall is an acclaimed exponent of the Swedish fiddle tradition. As The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc they skilfully weave these three traditions together in an atmospheric and dynamic fashion, all laced through with liberal helpings of humour for good measure. Any lover of great quality fiddle playing should not miss 'The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc' in concert. £12/£10 concs/£8 U16's

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Nordic Fiddlers Bloc

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8.00pm

'The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc' comprise three master fiddle players from three different and very distinctive Nordic regions. Kevin Henderson (Fiddlers' Bid, Boys of the Lough' and 'Session A9) hails from Shetland, Olav Luksengard Mjelva is an award winning fiddle player from Norway and Anders Hall is an acclaimed exponent of the Swedish fiddle tradition. As The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc they skilfully weave these three traditions together in an atmospheric and dynamic fashion, all laced through with liberal helpings of humour for good measure. Any lover of great quality fiddle playing should not miss 'The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc' in concert. £12/£10 concs/£8 U16's

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Nordic Fiddlers Bloc

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8.00pm

'The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc' comprise three master fiddle players from three different and very distinctive Nordic regions. Kevin Henderson (Fiddlers' Bid, Boys of the Lough' and 'Session A9) hails from Shetland, Olav Luksengard Mjelva is an award winning fiddle player from Norway and Anders Hall is an acclaimed exponent of the Swedish fiddle tradition. As The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc they skilfully weave these three traditions together in an atmospheric and dynamic fashion, all laced through with liberal helpings of humour for good measure. Any lover of great quality fiddle playing should not miss 'The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc' in concert.

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Positively Fourth Street - Songs From The Village With Ben Bowden

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

Positively Fourth Street celebrates the music and art that flowed out of Greenwich Village in the early 1960s. Some of the world's finest, most provocative, most lyrical and poetic music came out of the melting pot that was Greenwich Village, New York in the 1960s. Artists such as Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, and Joan Baez cut their teeth in the folk clubs and bars during that time. Positively Fourth Street is a multimedia show that celebrates all of these artists and many more. With footage from the time, stories around the songs, as well as the songs themselves, this is a trip back to a time when music was in the cafes, and revolution was in the air. Ben Bowden is a seasoned performer who has played all over Europe in various bands and groups. He currently plays Paul Simon in the touring show, The Sounds of Simon. He has a deep interest in music from the early 60s, especially Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, and Phil Ochs. Suddenly it's 1964, the Village, and you're crossing Bleecker Street, carrying a newly bought copy of Another Side of Bob Dylan, running into Arlo Guthrie in a bearskin coat in the snow, meeting Ric von Schmidt in the lobby, all of you going across to the Bitter End to hear a new cat called Gordon Lightfoot. Expert. BBC The One Show World class. The Times. A musical feast. Chris Lloyd (Talon: Best of Eagles)

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Macalla

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at London Kings Place 8pm

Formed in 1984 to celebrate women's creativity on International Women's Day, Macalla were the first all-female traditional Irish band. Their 30th Anniversary year started with a performance at the Temple Bar TradFest in Dublin. Fifteen of these highly regarded musicians and singers, from all parts of Ireland including Seosaimhín Ní Bheaglaoich (vocal), Mary MacNamara (concertina), Patsy Broderick (piano) and Máire O'Keeffe (fiddle) will continue their anniversary celebrations as they take to the stage this evening. The traditional Irish group The London Lasses are about to record their fifth album with pianist/guitarist Chris O'Malley. This internationally renowned band deliver a wealth of traditional material from all over Ireland, including songs in Irish and English, plus the full gamut of Irish dance tunes, from the venerably ancient to the newly composed.

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The Steve Gibbons Band

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at Stafford The Grapes DOORS OPEN 7-30 PM

THE SUNDAY ROCK AND BLUES CLUB THE GRAPES - STAFFORD THE STEVE GIBBONS BAND ON STAGE AT 9PM £8 ADVANCE £10 ON DOOR

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The Lucy Ward Band

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at Marsden Mechanics Hall Doors at 7.30pm Concert starts 8pm

Lucy Ward is a mufti-award winning singer songwriter with an extraordinary voice. She has travelled worldwide, wowing audiences with her intense performance. Now for the first time she will be joined by 5 stellar musicians. Tickets sold in advance £12 . On the door £14.

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Caddy Cooper

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe doors 7.30pm

Hailing from Western Australia Caddy Cooper is an exhilarating acoustic country, blues, folk singer who entices her audience with tales of life, love, loss and the fragility of the human condition. Since the release this year of her debut CD 'Snapshot' Caddy has been touring throughout the UK and Europe as well as Australia at venues and festivals as well as live sessions featuring on a number of radio shows and the album has received rave reviews in music magazines and whenever it is heard.

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Lady Maisery Singing Workshop

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 11am

Folk trio featuring in concert on October 25th stay on to offer a harmony singing workshop suitable for all voices, ages and abilities, including children. They will include an introduction to the mysterious art of 'diddling' - no, we don't know either so come along to find out!

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Lady Maisery Singing Workshop

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 11am

Folk trio featuring in concert on October 25th stay on to offer a harmony singing workshop suitable for all voices, ages and abilities, including children. They will include an introduction to the mysterious art of 'diddling' - no, we don't know either so come along to find out!

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Crh Music Presents Dave Alvin And Phil Alvin With The Guilty Ones

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at Bristol The Tunnels Doors at 7.30pm

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Panic Brothers At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub Doors open around 7:30 pm

25 years on from the heyday of the high energy, close-harmony singing duo, Panic Brothers, Reg Meuross and Rich Morton are reuniting. Reg and Rich have lost none of the musical and lyrical edge which established them as a formidable live act, first on the London pub circuit and then leading to five years of successful touring and TV work, with appearances at Edinburgh, Glastonbury, Sidmouth and most of the major British Festivals and also the comedy circuit. 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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Lady Godiva's Operation #1

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at Coventry Drapers 7.00pm

Alex Neilson presents Lady Godiva's Operation #1 With Six Organs of Admittance, Family Elan and Crying Lion Alex Neilson, best known as drummer for Trembling Bells and Bonnie 'Prince' Billy curates a string of events funded by Arts Council and part of The Tin Music and Arts' Autumn/Winter programme. ~~ Six Organs of Admittance ~~ Six Organs of Admittance is is the music of one man - Ben Chasny. In 2005, Ben found a home at Drag City and released the landmark album, School of the Flower. Free jazz ninja drum master Chris Corsano joined Ben for the session and the results were a perfect blend of melody, minimalism, out-folk groove and noise. Chasny also wrote music for Current 93's critically-endorsed album Black Ships Ate The Sky, toured around the U.S. and Europe in the band of Bonnie 'Prince' Billy (and had a great time) and finally took it to Russia (and played there!) as Six Organs of Admittance. Since then, several albums later, Ben comes to the UK for only two shows. ~~ The Family Elan ~~ The Family Elan generally performs as a trio, featuring Chris Hladowski (of A Hawk and A Hacksaw, The One Ensemble, Nalle, Scatter fame) on Greek bouzouki, elektrosaz & vocals, Harry Wheeler on bass, and either Shakeeb Abu Hamdan (of Please, Ygrec, Cleckhuddersfax, The Wub) or the somewhat sidetracked Mark Hearne on drums. Their music has been described as 'experimental folk, tinged with East European promise' which 'references ethnic music Indian ragas, Balkan gypsy dances, Greek rembetika but with a rare feeling and finesse, and not a trace of whimsy.' ~~ Crying Lion ~~ Crying Lion are an unaccompanied 4 part harmony singing group from Glasgow featuring members of Trembling Bells and Muldoon's Picnic. The group combine elements of such vocal traditions as American Sacred Harp, Gregorian chant, Medieval Madrigal and English Folk all refracted through Alex Neilson's song writing to forge a sound that is intimate and glorious. With lyrical influences that range from eccentric English engraver Eric Gill, to experimental film maker Maya Deren, the writings of Saint John the Divine and the seething sexual menace of Dennis Potter, Crying Lion are a unique blend of the visionary and the earthly. Singing polyphonic harmonies with an immediacy that by-passes any need for amplification or instrumental trickery, the group have captivated audiences on a recent UK tour supporting Bonnie 'Prince' Billy and appeared in session on Marc Riley's 6 Music show. Their debut album is out on Honest Jon's in November 2014.

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Lady Godiva's Operation #1

on Sun, 26 Oct 2014 at Coventry Drapers 7.00pm

Alex Neilson presents Lady Godiva's Operation #1 With Six Organs of Admittance, Family Elan and Crying Lion Alex Neilson, best known as drummer for Trembling Bells and Bonnie 'Prince' Billy curates a string of events funded by Arts Council and part of The Tin Music and Arts' Autumn/Winter programme. ~~ Six Organs of Admittance ~~ Six Organs of Admittance is is the music of one man - Ben Chasny. In 2005, Ben found a home at Drag City and released the landmark album, School of the Flower. Free jazz ninja drum master Chris Corsano joined Ben for the session and the results were a perfect blend of melody, minimalism, out-folk groove and noise. Chasny also wrote music for Current 93's critically-endorsed album Black Ships Ate The Sky, toured around the U.S. and Europe in the band of Bonnie 'Prince' Billy (and had a great time) and finally took it to Russia (and played there!) as Six Organs of Admittance. Since then, several albums later, Ben comes to the UK for only two shows. ~~ The Family Elan ~~ The Family Elan generally performs as a trio, featuring Chris Hladowski (of A Hawk and A Hacksaw, The One Ensemble, Nalle, Scatter fame) on Greek bouzouki, elektrosaz & vocals, Harry Wheeler on bass, and either Shakeeb Abu Hamdan (of Please, Ygrec, Cleckhuddersfax, The Wub) or the somewhat sidetracked Mark Hearne on drums. Their music has been described as 'experimental folk, tinged with East European promise' which 'references ethnic music Indian ragas, Balkan gypsy dances, Greek rembetika but with a rare feeling and finesse, and not a trace of whimsy.' ~~ Crying Lion ~~ Crying Lion are an unaccompanied 4 part harmony singing group from Glasgow featuring members of Trembling Bells and Muldoon's Picnic. The group combine elements of such vocal traditions as American Sacred Harp, Gregorian chant, Medieval Madrigal and English Folk all refracted through Alex Neilson's song writing to forge a sound that is intimate and glorious. With lyrical influences that range from eccentric English engraver Eric Gill, to experimental film maker Maya Deren, the writings of Saint John the Divine and the seething sexual menace of Dennis Potter, Crying Lion are a unique blend of the visionary and the earthly. Singing polyphonic harmonies with an immediacy that by-passes any need for amplification or instrumental trickery, the group have captivated audiences on a recent UK tour supporting Bonnie 'Prince' Billy and appeared in session on Marc Riley's 6 Music show. Their debut album is out on Honest Jon's in November 2014.

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Tarras Minor

on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds doors 7.30pm

Normally a six-piece band with drums- the group have launched an all-venue friendly Acoustic trio version (Tarras Minor) using the core of the group- singer/songwriters Ben Murray , Rory Connor and Michael Woodward Piano and accordion player Ben Murray has worked extensively in the music industry, recording and touring all over the world with artists including Seth Lakeman, The Imagined Village and Renzo Spiteri, he has been performing in the West End production of War Horse playing The Songman. Ben also performed in a duo with life-long friend Rosie Doonan, and their debut album gained them a nomination for the horizon award at the Radio 2 Folk Awards. Guitarist Rory Connor whilst new to the line-up, has an extensive musical background and is an accomplished singer and songwriter in his own right. Michael Woodward's uncle is Joss Clapp, the original bass player for Tarras. Not only has Michael taken up the role as bass player in the band, but he also uses Joss's bass and mandolin. Tarras are one of the best bands ever! Mike Harding I've loved Tarras for years, - their new album 'Warn the Waters is a phenomenal piece of work! John Renbourn

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Folklore Presents ... Hafdis Huld

on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors 7:00pm

'Hafdis Huld has a painstakingly fragile, quirky voice like Bjork crossed with Cerys Matthews on a diet of candyfloss. Her solo album delivers some minimal but deliciously skewed pop as Huld belies her gooey vocals and strummed acoustics with dark concerns and some satisfyingly nasty lyrics.' 4 stars, The Guardian 'Hafdis Huld is proof that Iceland's waters breed elfin pop stars who are musically original and deliciously bonkers.' The Sunday Times 'Sublime charismatic story-telling pop of the highest quality.' Clash Magazine http://www.hafdishuld.com

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Maggie Boyle And Paul Downes

on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

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Maggie Boyle And Paul Downes

on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

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Pat Mc Manus Band At The 'famous Monday Blues'

on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 at Oxford Jericho Tavern 8PM UNTIL 11PM

FOR MORE INFO CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE http:///.wwwfamousmondayblues.co.uk

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Pat Mc Manus Band At The 'famous Monday Blues'

on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 at Oxford Jericho Tavern 8PM UNTIL 11PM

FOR MORE INFO CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE http:///.wwwfamousmondayblues.co.uk

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Greg Trooper

on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 at Etton The Processed Pea 8pm

We have been fortunate to secure the services of Greg Trooper currently in the middle of an International Tour (UK,US,Europe) Greg is a singer/songwriter who has released 12 albums since 1986. Raised in the shore town of Little Silver, NJ he became enthralled by the greater New York area's rich music scene. He discovered a sort of holy musical trinity in the work of Otis Redding, Bob Dylan, and Hank Williams, with their guiding lights of passion, literary dexterity and plainspoken honesty. It's one reason Greg's music feels equally informed by Memphis soul, Greenwich Village folk and Nashville twang. Greg has made an impact on the music scenes in all the places he's lived since leaving home after high school: Austin, Texas, Lawrence, Kansas, Nashville and New York. Music critics praise his poetic feel, infectious melodies and insightful lyrics. Americana star Buddy Miller produced 1998's 'Popular Demons' album, while soul legend Dan Penn steered 2005's extraordinary 'Make It Through This World'. His songs have been recorded by numerous artists including: Vince Gill, Steve Earle, Billy Bragg, Robert Earl Keen, Maura O'Connell, Lucy Kaplansky and Tom Russell. Touring nationally and internationally, Greg usually performs solo but on occasion you can find him fronting anything from a trio to a five-piece band depending on the gig.

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Del Rey

on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY Resonator guitar and ukulele virtuoso Del Ray is one of those rare blues performers who doesn't just play it, she lives it. She'll dazzle you with her technique, but even more impressive is her ability to bring the music to life, and draw you into her musical world. Support comes from ace fingerstyle jazz/blues uke player Phil Doleman.

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Del Rey

on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY Resonator guitar and ukulele virtuoso Del Ray is one of those rare blues performers who doesn't just play it, she lives it. She'll dazzle you with her technique, but even more impressive is her ability to bring the music to life, and draw you into her musical world. Support comes from ace fingerstyle jazz/blues uke player Phil Doleman.

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Spellkasters

on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors at 8pm. Music starts at 8.30 ends at 11pm

With the rhythm section from the Pirates and Pete Edmunds on scorching guitar and vocals this is a band from the Dr Feelgood, Nine Below Zero stables who reactivate the sounds of genuine Rhythm and Blues! Having shared the bill with Wilko Johnson and wowed the festival circuit this year they will enthrall us with their energetic and fresh take on their music.

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Spellkasters

on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors at 8pm. Music starts at 8.30 ends at 11pm

With the rhythm section from the Pirates and Pete Edmunds on scorching guitar and vocals this is a band from the Dr Feelgood, Nine Below Zero stables who reactivate the sounds of genuine Rhythm and Blues! Having shared the bill with Wilko Johnson and wowed the festival circuit this year they will enthrall us with their energetic and fresh take on their music.

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Sara Petite

on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 at Brighton The Greys 8.30pm

From the city of San Diego CA, steeped in Country, with an aching twang that'll catch your heart and soul. Brought up on Loretta and Dolly, mentioned in the same breath as Lucinda Williams, Nanci Griffith, Carrie Rodriguez, Iris Dement and Eve Sellis, yet Sara's treading her own path that's got her noticed internationally (Bob Harris is a big fan). Back at The Greys on the opening night of her tour, which is put together by those splendid chaps at Big City Lights. 'I wear my heart on my sleeve, which sometimes leaves you vulnerable' - it's that honesty that beguiles, traps and makes you want more. www.sarapetite.com

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Craig & Willoughby

on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 at Uffculme Magelake Hall 7.30pm for 8.00pm

easy access and parking

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Faustus

on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

The multi-award winning line-up 'A blend of energy and musicianship that establishes this trio as one of Britain's outstanding folk bands[a] distinctive blend of subtlety and attack.' **** The Guardian 'The concept? To rescue contemporary folk from the curse of feyness Bloke-folk!... Fans of Led Zep III should take a thoughtful interest.' **** Independent On Sunday '[A] beautifully played set that encompasses everything that's best in modern traditional music.' Acoustic 'English traditional songs played with great verve and no little imagination' **** R2 Nominated in the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, the Faustus triumvirate are three of the leading lights of their generation: Saul Rose (Waterson:Carthy, Whapweazel), Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Bellowhead) and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar's Feast). They have a plethora of experience between them, brought together here in a virtuosic display of musicianship and testosterone. Rooted deeply in the English tradition, in 2007 they received a 75th Anniversary Award from the English Folk Dance and Song Society. Benji: Scion of a noted folk dynasty, Benji Kirkpatrick is a key member of folk big band and BBC Award winners Bellowhead. Benji featured with the Seth Lakeman Band who shot to fame when 'Kitty Jay', featuring Benji, was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 2005. Benji has also performed with numerous other artists including Oysterband, John Jones and Maddy Prior (Steeleye Span), and has also found time to release three solo albums. Saul: Saul Rose was a long time member of Waterson:Carthy, winning two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards with 'Broken Ground' and forming a duo with Eliza Carthy. The double album 'Red Rice', of which Saul was an integral part of the 'Rice' half, was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 1998. More recently Saul has joined Whapweasel, played in Ruth Notman's band, and re-launched his duo with hammered dulcimer player with Maclaine Colston. He has played on numerous albums as a guest, including Jackie Oates' album 'Hyperboreans', Norma Waterson and Eliza Carthy's album 'The Gift' and the soundtrack for the film 'Morris- A Life With Bells On'. He was nominated for the Musician of The Year award in the 2010 BBC Folk Awards and in 2011 took the part of Songman in the West End play War Horse. Paul: Paul Sartin is also a member of Bellowhead, as well as BBC Folk Award-nominated duo Belshazzar's Feast. He is Director of the Andover Museum Loft Singers, consultant for the charity Live Music Now and is a composer of note with recent works including 'The Hartlepool Monkey' for Streetwise Opera, 'Anthony and Cleopatra' for the Central School of Speech and Drama, and 'Changing Landscapes' for Broadstairs Folk Week. Faustus came together in 2006 as an evolution of the award winning band Dr. Faustus. They made an eponymous debut album in 2008, produced by Stu Hanna and released by Navigator Records, which saw them nominated as the Best Group in the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Subsequent touring saw them headlining at festivals, as well as playing sell-out concerts at arts centres and clubs. 'Exceptional class...' Daily Telegraph 'Dynamically fascinating to watch, entertaining and intriguing. Their ability to switch from song to tune, from instrument to voice, from traditional tune to modern arrangements made seeing them again a necessity' Folk and Roots 'Superb playing; lovely arrangements; great material' Living Tradition After a two year break, Faustus returned to the live circuit for festivals in summer 2012. In March 2013 they released a new album 'Broken Down Gentlemen' on Navigator Records and undertook two major tour in 2013 and will continue touring in 2014. www.faustusband.com

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The Handsome Family

on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 at London Islington Assembly Hall 7.00 pm

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The Handsome Family

on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 at London Islington Assembly Hall 7.00 pm

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The Old Dance School

on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath Doors 7.15pm, start 7.45pm

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Blues Boy Dan Owen

on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 at Cardiff The Full Moon 7:30pm

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Alasdair Roberts

on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe Doors 7.30pm / Show 8.00pm

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

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Merry Hell

on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 at Keighley Exchange Arts Centre Doors at 7.30pm

Taking the folk rock legacy of the Tansads into a new era Merry Hell is a band founded on the ever evolving Folk tradition music made by the people and shared by the people. Though their hearts and souls are tuned to the songs which came before them, they bring you new words and music forged from their own experiences, from the lows and the loves of their lives. Their art is energy and their hope is unity. Their pleasure is to please: let the audience be the acid test and let the music speak for itself

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Sara Petite + Stephen Simmons

on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 8.30pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Raised where wild huckleberries grow, Sara originally hails from Sumner, Washington a tulip-farming town southeast of Seattle. She grew up riding in her Dad's seaplane and on the back of his motorcycle. Her mother raised a trio of women and a son, and gave each of them a strong backbone and sense of self. Sara's unique musical performances are fronting a new genre of Alternative Country. Inspired songs that revive fond memories of home and travels are enhanced with a rock and roll state of mind. There is no medical evidence to prove that Lucinda Williams, Nanci Griffith and Carrie Rodriguez joined forces to mother a fully-grown musician daughter. But if they did, San Diego singer-songwriter Sara Petite would be the likely outcome. George Varga, San Diego Union Times. She could sing a buzzard off a Slop Wagon, said Mojo Nixon of Sara Petite. Winner of the 2012 prestigious Chris Austin songwriting contest at Merlefest, the San Diego released her fourth album in 2013. The Circus Comes To Town was written before and after the death of her partner Johnny Kuhlken. It's a full perspective of the human being - jealousy, infidelity, fun, wit, tragedy, pain, loss, perseverance, substance abuse, shame, guilt and just plain silliness. --------- Stephen Simmons was raised in the small town of Woodbury, Tennessee. His mother was a schoolteacher and his father held a factory job. In his family, they were the first generation that didn't work the farm. As a songwriter and Ten years as a Road Dog, Stephen's vision has grown to entail more than just reflections of rural America. The songs on his recordings, deal with existential realities that are familiar to country and city dwellers alike: redemption, heartbreak, hangovers and the loneliness of the road. Stephen's studio albums: Last Call, Drink Ring Jesus, Something In Between, The Blame's On U.S., Girls, The Big Show, Hearsay, What The Midnight Swallows Whole and Silly, Sad & True (which were compared to everyone from Johnny Cash to Ryan Adams) combine virtuosic songcraft and musicianship with unparalleled artistic honesty. His work has been covered by Mojo Music, Uncut, and The Washington Post. Simmons released his debut studio album, Last Call, in 2004. Lay On The Tracks, a standout track from Last Call, was a winner at the prestigious MerleFest Chris Austin Songwriting Competition. Last Call was praised by critics on both sides of the Atlantic, picked up and released by Rounder Europe Records; followed by three more Rounder Europe releases and extensive touring in Europe. As a Songwriter with Television credits (Sons of Anarchy) and as a steady road act (over 700 shows in past decade in ten countries) Simmon's continues to evolve as an artist. His most recent albums have been released by USA indie label Lower 40 Records and in Europe on Germany's premiere roots label; Blue Rose Records.

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Peppe Voltarelli

on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 at London The Monarch doors 7.30pm - main act at 9.00pm

www.tijevents.com

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Harry Manx

on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 at Brighton Hope 8.00pm

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Sunday Driver Duo

on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 at London Brunel Museum Concert starts at 7.30pm

Indie fusion sensation Sunday Driver fuse together elements of Indie, World music, Asian traditional sounds, jazz and folk to paint a heady, deliciously powerful sonic landscape that never fails to move the heart, head and feet. Here performing as a trio will be Chandrika on vocals & guitar, Simon on guitar and Kat on orchestral harp, they are 'A band to watch, without question.' The Sunday Times. www.sundaydriver.co.uk This event will take place in the Engine House of the museum.

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Steve James

on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 at The B-Bar @ The Barbican Theatre 8pm

If Steve James is well known in the world of contemporary folk, blues and roots music, it's not because he has a high-power publicist. He has toured internationally and extensively, performing at festivals, concert venues and clubs and offering a variety of music workshops for the sizable "hands-on" contingent in his ferociously loyal audience. In addition, he's created numerous instruction books, print lessons and articles, DVDs and on-line tutorials for guitar, slide guitar and mandolin for Acoustic Guitar and Homespun. His touted playing, singing and song-craft have been featured on several solo albums. For these, he's been joined in the studio by musical cohorts including Bad Livers, Bob Brozman, Cindy Cashdollar, Ruthie Foster, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Gary Primich, Ann Rabson, and his frequent duet partner Del Rey. As a sideman, on stage and in the studio, he's played with Howard Armstrong, Bo Diddley, Kinky Friedman, Lum Guffin, Buddy Guy, John Hammond, Furry Lewis, James McMurtry, Maria Muldaur, Jesse Thomas, and Sam The Sham. He's often been invited to jam onstage with the likes of Hot Tuna, Tommy Emmanuel and Chip "Wild Thing" Taylor, has recorded soundtrack music for film director Richard Linklater, and has had his original tunes covered by a slate of artists which includes his early hero and friend Dave Van Ronk.

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Harp And A Monkey.

on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8pm

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Mad Dog Mcrea

on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 at Cardiff The Globe Doors 7.30pm

SNG Live in association with The Globe is proud to present: MAD DOG MCREA + Special Guests

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Tom Morton's Malt & Barley Revue

on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 at Coatbridge Berits & Brown 8pm

Join us for an intimate evening in the company of broadcaster, author, journalist, musician and raconteur Tom Morton with his outstanding Malt and Barley Revue. With song, stories and banter, complimented with some fantastic drams, Tom explores Scotland's dearly-held cultural links with the water of life and the folklore surrounding its makers and drinkers. Frequently hilarious, always entertaining, the show is washed down with some generous drams of different single malt whiskies, all with their own tales to tell. Food will be available before the show but it is recommended that you book your table in advance as places are limited. To book for food or for more information call 01698 733311 or visit www.beritsandbrown.com.

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Gilmore & Roberts Live At The Cumberland

on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 at Newcastle Cumberland Arms (Byker) Doors at 8pm.

Gilmore & Roberts perform LIVE at The Cumberland Arms. Twice-nominated at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding lap-tapping guitar, fiery fiddle and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Their third album, 'The Innocent Left', recorded in London with producer Julian Simmons (Guillemots, Ed Sheeran, Albert Lee), explores many and varied topics but remains consistently bound by Gilmore & Roberts' passion for stories. Featuring an enviable all-star cast of guest musicians, including double bassist Ben Nicholls (Seth Lakeman band), drummer Tom Chapman (Urban Folk Quartet), pianist Will Foster (The Fratellis) and prodigious Georgia-based band Larkin Poe, 'The Innocent Left' encompasses elements of folk, bluegrass and rock while maintain the Yorkshire-based pair's own distinctive stylings. Katriona Gilmore (The Albion Band) and Jamie Roberts (Kerfuffle) began working together in 2006, and have released 3 full-length albums: 'Shadows & Half Light' (2008), 'Up From The Deep' (2010) and 'The Innocent Left' (2012). All three have received much critical acclaim, leading to a tour supporting Fairport Convention and two BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominations.

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Gilmore & Roberts Live At The Cumberland

on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 at Newcastle Cumberland Arms (Byker) Doors at 8pm.

Gilmore & Roberts perform LIVE at The Cumberland Arms. Twice-nominated at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding lap-tapping guitar, fiery fiddle and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Their third album, 'The Innocent Left', recorded in London with producer Julian Simmons (Guillemots, Ed Sheeran, Albert Lee), explores many and varied topics but remains consistently bound by Gilmore & Roberts' passion for stories. Featuring an enviable all-star cast of guest musicians, including double bassist Ben Nicholls (Seth Lakeman band), drummer Tom Chapman (Urban Folk Quartet), pianist Will Foster (The Fratellis) and prodigious Georgia-based band Larkin Poe, 'The Innocent Left' encompasses elements of folk, bluegrass and rock while maintain the Yorkshire-based pair's own distinctive stylings. Katriona Gilmore (The Albion Band) and Jamie Roberts (Kerfuffle) began working together in 2006, and have released 3 full-length albums: 'Shadows & Half Light' (2008), 'Up From The Deep' (2010) and 'The Innocent Left' (2012). All three have received much critical acclaim, leading to a tour supporting Fairport Convention and two BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominations.

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Kathryn Tickell & The Side

on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 at London Cecil Sharp House Doors at 7pm, start time 7.30pm

Northumbrian folk musician Kathryn brings her exciting new ensemble to London for a special autumn show. Powered by Northumbrian pipes, fiddle, harp, accordion, clog dancing and cello, The Side have channeled their diverse musical backgrounds into a powerful new sound, where folk and classical music collide.

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Cellar Music Presents...alasdair Roberts

on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 at Oxford The Cellar 8pm

We are super excited to be having Alasdair Roberts play The Cellar. A hugely respected alt folk artist Alasdair has been releasing albums via the Drag City label for a few years now. the new self-titled album will be released by Drag City in January 2015. He will be playing material from this forthcoming release, as well as songs from his back catalogue. We are proud to be chosen to be part of his tour.

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The Hut People - Live In Staveley

on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 at Staveley Roundhouse 7.30pm

Taking the audience on a musical trip across the globe, this very popular duo perform a hugely engaging, entertaining and truly unique blend of 'world-folk' music led by a driving accordion and a dazzling array of exotic percussion! Great music & virtuosity aside, a show from The Hut People is overflowing with humor, spontaneity and a 100% commitment to their 'getting-the-crowd-involved' ethos. Highly, highly recommended.

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Fred's House Live @ Cb2 Cambridge

on Thu, 30 Oct 2014 at Cambridge CB2 Bistro 7.30pm

Due to popular demand FRED'S HOUSE are playing another night in Cambridge. A small number of tickets available for this intimate show in the cellar space of CB2. All seated. Fred's House are to show off some brand new, original material, some new covers as well as play some old favourites. "We're expecting big things from these guys." Cambridge News "Exceptional debut Album" ****R2 Magazine "They undoubtedly have what it takes to be massive." **** Music-News Our special guest is Kerry Devine, a Cambridgeshire based singer-songwriter and you will also recognise her voice from reading the news for BBC Radio Cambridgeshire. Kerry's voice is clear cut and beautiful with some bluesy, jazzy tones, the sort of voice you could listen to all day long. The songs are gentle and soothing with an undertone of grit about them. She has a quirky stage banter to reassure you that she is not taking life too seriously. http://kerrydevine.org/new/

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Steve Tilston

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from Steve Tilston plus a set from each of the support acts. * Mix of row seats and standing room * Concessionary tickets are for the unwaged (ie no paid employment) - proof required at the door on the night. Please note that we have an allocation of ten concessionary online tickets for each of our concerts - first come first served! * Tickets on the door (where still available) will be priced at £13/9 * 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, 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 Tilston

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from Steve Tilston plus a set from each of the support acts. * Mix of row seats and standing room * Concessionary tickets are for the unwaged (ie no paid employment) - proof required at the door on the night. Please note that we have an allocation of ten concessionary online tickets for each of our concerts - first come first served! * Tickets on the door (where still available) will be priced at £13/9 * 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, 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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Nerina Pallot

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors 8pm CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Nerina Pallot

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors 8pm CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Martyn Joseph

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at Barton The Ropewalk 7.30pm

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The Levels Collective: Mairead & Anna + Galley Beggar

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at Bridgwater Arts Centre 7.45pm

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Moirai

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at Guildford Institute Doors 7:30pm; Music 8:00pm

This exciting new trio is a meeting of the musical minds of Jo Freya (Blowzabella, Token Women, Old Swan Band, Fraser Sisters), Sarah Matthews (Cupola, Cupola:Ward) and Melanie Biggs (All Blacked Up). Between them they play clarinet, saxophone, whistle, piano, fiddle, viola, guitar and squeezeboxes as well as sing! Having played many a tune together in sessions throughout the country they decided to knit together their various talents to form Moirai. Their repertoire includes bourrees, waltzes, hornpipes, etc. from Ireland, France, Germany and, of course, England plus songs from equally eclectic sources. Moirai means 'Spinners of Destiny' and performances weave the trio's instrumental talents with haunting vocals. The result: enchanting musical arrangements delivered with skill and a healthy dollop of humour. NOTE: If you pay full price and decide, on the night, to join the club you will be given £1.00 reduction on membership.

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Moirai

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at Guildford Institute Doors 7:30pm; Music 8:00pm

This exciting new trio is a meeting of the musical minds of Jo Freya (Blowzabella, Token Women, Old Swan Band, Fraser Sisters), Sarah Matthews (Cupola, Cupola:Ward) and Melanie Biggs (All Blacked Up). Between them they play clarinet, saxophone, whistle, piano, fiddle, viola, guitar and squeezeboxes as well as sing! Having played many a tune together in sessions throughout the country they decided to knit together their various talents to form Moirai. Their repertoire includes bourrees, waltzes, hornpipes, etc. from Ireland, France, Germany and, of course, England plus songs from equally eclectic sources. Moirai means 'Spinners of Destiny' and performances weave the trio's instrumental talents with haunting vocals. The result: enchanting musical arrangements delivered with skill and a healthy dollop of humour. NOTE: If you pay full price and decide, on the night, to join the club you will be given £1.00 reduction on membership.

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Amaraterra - Pizzica Band... Traditional Music From Southern Italy

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at London Green Note Doors@ 7pm. Pls see greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Amaraterra is the first pizzica ensemble in London the traditional music dance and music from Salento, the heel of Italy. The millenary stratification of greek, roman, byzantine traditions and the relative insularity of the Salentine peninsula has conjured to keep alive a timeless musical treasure. U pizzicu is the poisonous bite of the tarantula spider: in rural Salento, the traditional exorcism to heal from the bite is to dance relentlessly to the frenetic, hypnotic beat of the tambourine till a state of trance is reached and healing is achieved. However, pizzica and tarantella are also the dances of the village fete all over southern Italy, an always welcomed opportunity to socialize and flirt (pizzica de core) or friendly settle scores through simulated fencing (pizzica scherma). Tarantellas and popular ballads are the backbone of Italian folk tradition, one of the richest and oldest in the world. One of the oldest musical expressions of the Mediterranean is brought to you by a group of passionate musicians and dancers living in London and enriching its great and diverse cultural life. The ever present tambourines are accompanied by a variety of instruments mandola, guitar, mouth organ, recorder, accordion, castanets, the hypnotic singing, and the thumping of dancing feet! Enjoy a night of music and dance in the great setting of the Green Note; let yourself go, heal from the bite of the spider!

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Molecatchers Ceilidh

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at Bristol Easton Community Centre 7:30pm

A public ceilidh with The Molecatchers and Phil Bassindale. Proceeds to charity.

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Before The Gold Rush: Halloween Special

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at London The Slaughtered Lamb Doors at 7.30pm. Music starts 8pm.

Scary special from the finest folk and Americana live music night in London.

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Plumhall - Thundercloud Album Launch Party!

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors at 7pm, Show starts at 8pm

We're delighted to be hosting the launch party of 'Thundercloud', the debut album by this talented duo from right here in Bradford! It promises to be a great night with DJ support from the Dig Jazz Collective and bar open to midnight! Michelle is a former member of Chumbawamba, Waking the Witch and The Accidental Tourists, and in her own right has supported Aimee Mann, Capercaillie, Ralph McTell, Nerina Pallot, Texas and Shane MacGowan to name but a few. She also provided guest vocals for Katriona Gilmore and Jamie Roberts' UK spring 2013 tour. Nick B Hall has been a member of Magna Carta, and of the Hall Brothers band nearly all his life, and has supported Fairport Convention, Hugh Cornwell, Show of Hands, Kate Rusby, Glenn Tilbrook plus many more. Together as Plumhall they have supported Miles Hunt and Erica Nockalls of The Wonderstuff, My Darling Clementine, Dan Donnelly & Jon Sevink, Torn Sail, Andy White, State of the Union, Henry Priestman and Peter Tork of The Monkees. They also recently performed with Bob Dylan's guitarist and Levon Helm's producer/multi instrumentalist Larry Campbell at the BBC Radio 2 award winning folk club The Black Swan in York.

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Acoustic Haven - Fraser Anderson & Bob Hillary - 31st October 2014

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at Totnes St Johns Church Doors open 6.30pm

Acoustic Haven - Friday October 31st at St John's. Fraser Anderson - a sublimely beautiful singer-songwriter & guitarist - really spell-binding music. 'Truly Beautiful' says Bob Harris Radio2 www.fraseranderson.com Bob Hillary & the Massive Mellow - he's coming back to the haven for a rare visit to Totnes - sunshine tunes that make me smile inside. www.bobhillarymellow.com Will be a brilliant gig. Upstairs there is the cafe with projections by Mike Boyer & Messenger Soundsystem, and locally brewed ale & wine in the bar - all raising funds to help care for ancient woodland on Dartmoor at The Hillyfield www.thehillyfield.co.uk

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Baskery

on Fri, 31 Oct 2014 at Croydon Fairfield Halls Doors 8pm

An intoxicating mix of country, Americana, rockabilly and punk served up by Baskery, three sisters from Sweden. Little Wild Fire is loaded with trenchant vitality - 4/5 stars, Gareth Hayes, R2 A jewel of an album, it grows and grows with each listen as the voices and the arrangements bury themselves as ear worms. - Keith Hargreaves, Americana UK Support comes from The Severed Limb with their bass slapping, washboard scrapping and accordion pumping mix of skiffle, folk, zydeco and rock and roll. Their music has been championed by Mark Radcliffe, Steve Lamacq and Dave Gorman amongst others. 'Storming!' The Independent. "Rampant and joyful ... an infectious mix of rock and roll styles playfully twisted for 2013" - Steve Lamacq BASKERY Baskery are three sisters from Sweden, the sound is all about turning music on its head, blending the straight forwardness of punk with the subtlety of roots and American. Baskery will be touring their latest release LITTLE WILD LIFE in the UK in the Autumn of 2014. No matter where they go in the world, people tell the sisters that they've never heard or seen anything like it, that they have a completely unique sound and perform with what seems to be an inexhaustible energy. That's Baskery's aim, to never stop surprising. Baskery is a band built on what three people can do together. The music is not to be confused with country or bluegrass just because they play a double bass, a six string banjo and acoustic guitar. The three sisters can't recall when or why they started playing, the music's always just been there. Performing live has become the most natural thing to us. That's where the high energy level on stage hails from, a pure and reckless love to the art of performing music. Frenetically energetica distinctively individual band sound primed to hone in on the mainstream - MOJO (Colin Irwin) Doors 8pm Tickets £10

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Rag Mama Rag - Uk Tour

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at London Polish Jazz Cafe POSK Doors at 7.30pm (Music 8:30pm)

www.brooksbluesbar.co.uk

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Sunjay Brayne

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 19:30pm

Wychwood Folk Club Bar Available, Food, Parking Tickets in Advance = £8.00 Tickets on the Night = £10.00

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While And Matthews

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Broseley Birchmeadow Centre Doors 7:30pm

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Tarras Minor

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys doors 7pm

Normally a six-piece band with drums- the group have launched an all-venue friendly Acoustic trio version (Tarras Minor) using the core of the group- singer/songwriters Ben Murray , Rory Connor and Michael Woodward Piano and accordion player Ben Murray has worked extensively in the music industry, recording and touring all over the world with artists including Seth Lakeman, The Imagined Village and Renzo Spiteri, he has been performing in the West End production of War Horse playing The Songman. Ben also performed in a duo with life-long friend Rosie Doonan, and their debut album gained them a nomination for the horizon award at the Radio 2 Folk Awards. Guitarist Rory Connor whilst new to the line-up, has an extensive musical background and is an accomplished singer and songwriter in his own right. Michael Woodward's uncle is Joss Clapp, the original bass player for Tarras. Not only has Michael taken up the role as bass player in the band, but he also uses Joss's bass and mandolin. Tarras are one of the best bands ever! Mike Harding I've loved Tarras for years, - their new album 'Warn the Waters is a phenomenal piece of work! John Renbourn

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The Full English

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Manchester RNCM. 7.30pm

On Monday 31st March 2014, The Full English release a new single from their acclaimed album of the same name; two traditional songs Arthur O'Bradley and Man in the Moon featuring Fay Hield, with traditional singer & fiddle player, Nancy Kerr, boundary-crossing, award-winning singer/songwriter, Seth Lakeman, internationally renowned guitarist, Martin Simpson, double bassist of choice, Ben Nicolls and two of the most dazzling, in-demand multi-instrumentalists playing today, Rob Harbron & Sam Sweeney.

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Macka B

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm Macka B is one of the most popular reggae artists to ever come out of the UK. With releases spanning three decades and collaborations with Gregory Isaacs, Luciano and Mad Professor to name a few. He is known for his unique lyrical delivery addressing topics from veganism to police racism, social media to nuclear power. He plays shows from Latin America to Africa, Jamaica to Japan delivering word, sound and power. CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Macka B

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm Macka B is one of the most popular reggae artists to ever come out of the UK. With releases spanning three decades and collaborations with Gregory Isaacs, Luciano and Mad Professor to name a few. He is known for his unique lyrical delivery addressing topics from veganism to police racism, social media to nuclear power. He plays shows from Latin America to Africa, Jamaica to Japan delivering word, sound and power. CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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The Proof With Paul Cox & Roger Cotton

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Hooley The Venue Doors Open at 8:00 pm

THE PROOF came about after successful tours backing both PAUL COX and CHARLIE FABERT. It was decided they should record together as a fully formed band and attempt to storm the Blues world. Paul Cox sings Soul and Blues like no other. His power and charisma have resulted in his performing with some of the very best talent on the planet. With new band THE PROOF, Paul has teamed up with distinguished musicians Roger Cotton, Peter Stroud, Nigel Hardy and Mike Summerland. With Paul's voice and the band's outstanding musicianship, THE PROOF are already burning up stages across the UK and beyond. Paul's played in Hooley a few times before and built up a following like no other. But now with The Proof recording their debut CD and ripping apart the blues world this will be some kind of homecoming party. The bar'll be open and it'll be a night to remember as the blues comes back to Hooley. Doors open at 8 and tickets are strictly limited so book yours in advance today and join the party!

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Catweazle's 20th Birthday

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Oxford Holywell Rooms Doors 7.30pm

Oxford legendary Catweazle Club celebrates its 20th anniversary in style, with performances from many of its leading lights at the Holywell Music Room.

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Monroe's Revenge

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at London Green Note Doors@ 7pm. Pls see greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------- MONROE'S REVENGE is one of the most popular bluegrass bands working in Britain today. They play raw, rootsy, traditional bluegrass, aiming to capture the raw energy of the early pioneers Bill Monroe, the Stanley Brothers, and Flatt & Scruggs and apply it to more recent songs. Ballads of bad men and murder, heartache and loneliness, trains, planes and rabbit huntin' are interspersed with hard-driving virtuoso instrumentals from fiddle, banjo and mandolin. Band founder Roger Blackbourn (banjo) is celebrating a quarter of a century of Monroe's Revenge. The current line-up, considered by many to be the best ever, includes lead singer and guitarist Dave Plane, himself a veteran performer as a solo artist since the 1960s, demon hippy mandolinist Joe Hymas, fiddler Richard Partridge and Dick Embery on double bass.

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Eastern Beats Extravaganza Presents The Op Sa! + Don Kipper

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at London Jamboree 8pm to Midnight

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Stephen Simmons

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at High Wycombe Secret venue 8.00pm/ doors 7pm.

touring to promote two releases since last years visit,silly sad & true, & what the midnight swallows,nashvilles nashvilles Stephen simmons returns to Europe in fall 2014.

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Uilleann Pipes & Nyckelharpa - Swann & Dyer, Tiarnan O Duinchinn, Steve Turner

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Taunton Halsway Manor 8pm - 11pm

The haunting sound of the Irish pipes meets the exotic strains of the Swedish keyed fiddle. Featuring Tiarnan O Duinchinn, Steve Turner, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer. Vicki Swan (Scottish smallpipes, Swedish nyckelharpa, flute, English border pipes, Swedish bagpipes, double bass) & Jonny Dyer (guitar) have developed a strong reputation for a delivering great performances time and time again. Once known mainly for for their instrumental skills with Scottish smallpipes, accordion and Swedish nyckelharpa, they are now being accepted as impressive song arrangers and writers. Vicki & Jonny effortlessly blend traditional material with contemporary interpretations whilst equally creating original self penned tunes and songs that are entirely at home in the tradition. Out of this combination they have developed a sound that is both familiar and fresh. Steve Turner has been playing the Uilleann pipes for over 21 years and is mainly self taught. Steve regularly teaches at pipers tionols and clubs in the UK and abroad and offers supportive and patient tuition to pipers of all standards. Tiarnán O Duinnchinn was one of the founding members of Dorsa which recorded The Wild Music of the Gael in 1998. The E.P. Banks of Red Roses was released in 2002. He toured extensively with Máíre Ní Bhraonáín from 1997-2001 and recorded two albums: Whisper to the Wild Water and Two Horizons. From 1996-1999 Tiarnán was a member of Aoife Ní Fhearraigh band and he toured with Martin Quinn playing all over Europe with a regular spot in John D. McGurk's, St. Louis, U.S for 3-4 years. Tiarnán has been touring and performing on a regular basis since 1995. His music has taken him to Europe, United States, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and Australia. Find put more: www.tiarnan.ie

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Uilleann Pipes & Nyckelharpa - Swann & Dyer, Tiarnan O Duinchinn, Steve Turner

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Taunton Halsway Manor 8pm - 11pm

The haunting sound of the Irish pipes meets the exotic strains of the Swedish keyed fiddle. Featuring Tiarnan O Duinchinn, Steve Turner, Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer. Vicki Swan (Scottish smallpipes, Swedish nyckelharpa, flute, English border pipes, Swedish bagpipes, double bass) & Jonny Dyer (guitar) have developed a strong reputation for a delivering great performances time and time again. Once known mainly for for their instrumental skills with Scottish smallpipes, accordion and Swedish nyckelharpa, they are now being accepted as impressive song arrangers and writers. Vicki & Jonny effortlessly blend traditional material with contemporary interpretations whilst equally creating original self penned tunes and songs that are entirely at home in the tradition. Out of this combination they have developed a sound that is both familiar and fresh. Steve Turner has been playing the Uilleann pipes for over 21 years and is mainly self taught. Steve regularly teaches at pipers tionols and clubs in the UK and abroad and offers supportive and patient tuition to pipers of all standards. Tiarnán O Duinnchinn was one of the founding members of Dorsa which recorded The Wild Music of the Gael in 1998. The E.P. Banks of Red Roses was released in 2002. He toured extensively with Máíre Ní Bhraonáín from 1997-2001 and recorded two albums: Whisper to the Wild Water and Two Horizons. From 1996-1999 Tiarnán was a member of Aoife Ní Fhearraigh band and he toured with Martin Quinn playing all over Europe with a regular spot in John D. McGurk's, St. Louis, U.S for 3-4 years. Tiarnán has been touring and performing on a regular basis since 1995. His music has taken him to Europe, United States, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and Australia. Find put more: www.tiarnan.ie

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Doncaster Folk Festival Autumn Showcase

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Doncaster Ukraine Centre Doors at 6.30 pm, 7.30 pm Start

Our Autumn Showcase, in advance of next year's Festival, features the great John Conolly, writer of classics such as Punch and Judy Man and Fiddlers' Green. We also have our resident Ceilidh band and Donny favourites Alterego (formerly What's the Point), and completing the bill, the Danny Landau Band, who have really been making waves lately across Yorkshire......oh, and a lovely selection of Real Ales and Home Cooked Food!

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King Size Slim

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Hove The Brunswick 8pm

****** BRITISH BLUES AWARDS BEST EMERGING ARTIST 2014 ****** Your chance to catch one of the hottest talents on the British Blues scene. Support from Jeremiah Longshanks. ****** King Size Slim ****** King Size Slim an explosive roots and blues guitarist moulding traditional standards and soring own compositions with explosive musicianship and a unique vocal attack. A fat roots style and sound delivered live and direct. This music, percussive and dynamic in its nature, melodic and soulful in its heart, shouts loud and kisses sweet. A potent combination of guitars, percussion and vocal performed with passion and belief. Based on the south-coast of the UK with one of the busiest gig diaries on any music circuit ,Toby Barelli aka King Size Slim has built a reputation as an extremely powerful performer, immensely engaging, entertaining audiences and challenging their perceptions of modern roots and blues. Toby was performing regularly with local bands at the age of 14, sitting in with anyone who would let him, style or genre didn't matter, he just wanted to play. His tenacity paid off and shortly after leaving school Toby got his first professional work. Later he invited to join the Two Tone legends "The Selecter". This led to four years of worldwide touring with many Ska and Reggae heroes, the percussive and syncopated influences of which can be heard in Toby's music today. Performing around 150 solo shows a year, and in the wake of his second album, Toby has become a "must see" act on the alternative blues circuit as well as at established venues and festivals around the UK. Taking lactose intolerance to new levels.....I really like this album! Huey Morgan, BBC Radio 2 www.kingsizeslim.com www.facebook.com/kingsizeslimmusic ****** Jeremiah Longshanks ****** One man show blues project playing Delta Blues Slide Guitar, Harmonica and Drums. Jeremiah Longshanks plays his Dobro and other guitars that he's made, including cigarbox guitars and also blues harp. www.facebook.com/LongshanksSlideGuitar

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Built For Comfort

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Pontypool Borough Blues Club 7:30pm

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Built For Comfort

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Pontypool Borough Blues Club 7:30pm

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Day Of The Dead Futuro

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at London Number 6 Brixton 7pm - 2am

DAY OF THE DEAD FUTURO FIESTA supported by Wahaca Brixton Saturday 1st November 
What better way to celebrate Mexico's Day of the Dead fiesta this November than by inviting some souls from outer space! This year Day of the Dead goes futuro at Brixton's Number 6 and Movimientos and Celluloid Circus have teamed up with the good folks from Wahaca Brixton to put on a Saturday night futuristic fiesta that's guaranteed to invoke the spirits of the dead from every planet! With a stellar sci fi Latin American style soundtrack from Malphino, the lunar sounds and brass fanfare invasion of Voodoo Love Orchestra, a sci fi twist on traditional Day of the Dead dance and theatre performances, sci fi and Aztec visuals and decor, DJ Cal Jader (Movimientos) back to back with Oscar Arroyo (Chilango), Mexican face-painting and more, this promises to be one unforgettable space odyssey. Complimentary Mexican street food will be served by the Wahaca Street Kitchen and the bar will be stocked up with Mexican beers and Olmeca Altos tequila margaritas.! The event is part of a weekend of events in the Brixton community as part of BFI's Sci Fi season Days of Fear and Wonder, brought to you with O2, supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London and proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, and is presented by Celluloid Circus & Movimientos - the producers behind last year's sold-out Dia de los Muertos Experience at Rich Mix - and supported by Wahaca Brixton. Prepare for an inter-galactic sci fi extravaganza, as Day of the Dead goes futuro this with screenings of classic Mexican sci fi films, children's futuristic costume-making and Day of the dead face-painting, live music acts, DJs, dance, immersive theatre performances, authentic Mexican market food and plenty of tequila in a cross-arts weekend guaranteed to be out of this world! NB 1: This event will coincide with a late night screening - just 5mins away at the Ritzy Brixton - of Mexican classic The Ship of Monsters from its original 35 mm print. This tale of two voluptuous Venusians who trawl the universe searching for male specimens to take back and help repopulate their planet, that is a unashamed mash up of sci fi, western and horror genres. NB 2: Live music at the Day of the Dead Futuro party will preceed the film screening and DJs will continue into the night after the screening so cinema ticket holders will get a chance to come before or after at a concessionary price. For more info on the full programme of events and film screenings please see: Essential listing info: Saturday 1st November, 7pm - 2 am Day of the Dead Futuro Fiesta Number 6 Brixton, 6 Somerleyton Road, Brixton SW9 8ND Live Acts:Voodoo Love Orchestra, Malphino
DJs: Cal Jader (Movimientos), Oscar Arroyo (Chilango) + Walkabout performers & immersive theatre Tickets: £7 advance / £10 Door NB: £5 on the door for cinema ticket holders TICKETS >> http://www.wegottickets.com/event/293010 MORE INFO >> http://www.dayofthedeadfuturo.com Part of the BFI Sci-Fi season Days of Fear and Wonder. This programme is supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery.For more information visit bfi.org.uk/scifi

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Martyn Wyndham Read

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at York Black Swan Inn 8pm

Stan Graham presents a Saturday Special with one of England's finest folk singers.

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Exmouth Shanty Men

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Minehead Acorn Folk Club 7.30pm for 7.45pm

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Exmouth Shanty Men

on Sat, 1 Nov 2014 at Minehead Acorn Folk Club 7.30pm for 7.45pm

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Virgil & The Accelerators

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Swansea The Scene 7.30pm

Up and coming British rock n blues band

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Nordic Fiddlers Bloc

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Otley Courthouse 8pm

NORDIC FIDDLERS BLOC Sunday 2 November 8pm We loved the interplay between these 3 fine young fiddlers on their last visit and are delighted to offer you another opportunity to enjoy the magical dynamic created by The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc Olav Luksengård Mjelva, Anders Hall and Kevin Henderson from Norway, Sweden and the Shetland Islands respectively. Using both the traditional fiddle and the distinctive 8-stringed Hardanger fiddle, Nordic Fiddler's Bloc play music of variety and complexity, with moments of exquisite subtlety and genuine beauty. Their sound is unique as they blend three individual styles from these Nordic regions but still allow their three distinct flavours and sense of humour to come through. Tickets: £12/£10 in advance, £13/£11 on the door. thenordicfiddlersbloc.com

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Nordic Fiddlers Bloc

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Otley Courthouse 8pm

NORDIC FIDDLERS BLOC Sunday 2 November 8pm We loved the interplay between these 3 fine young fiddlers on their last visit and are delighted to offer you another opportunity to enjoy the magical dynamic created by The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc Olav Luksengård Mjelva, Anders Hall and Kevin Henderson from Norway, Sweden and the Shetland Islands respectively. Using both the traditional fiddle and the distinctive 8-stringed Hardanger fiddle, Nordic Fiddler's Bloc play music of variety and complexity, with moments of exquisite subtlety and genuine beauty. Their sound is unique as they blend three individual styles from these Nordic regions but still allow their three distinct flavours and sense of humour to come through. Tickets: £12/£10 in advance, £13/£11 on the door. thenordicfiddlersbloc.com

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Kathryn Tickell And The Side (quartet)

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 7.30pm

Doors open 7.30pm Seated show Kathryn Tickell is the foremost exponent of the Northumbrian pipes, a composer, performer and successful recording artist whose work is deeply rooted in the landscape and people of Northumbria. Kathryn is currently recording and touring with her new folk-classical ensemble The Side, comprising Louisa Tuck (cello), Ruth Wall (harp) and Amy Thatcher (accordion, clog dancing). With support from the PRS for Music Foundation, she is writing and commisioning new work. This follows a busy 2013 when Kathryn was awarded "Musician of the Year" in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Her album "Northumbrian Voices" won "Best Traditional Album" in the Spiral Earth Awards, voted for by the public. Kathryn initiated and was Artistic Director for "The Festival of the North East", a celebration of arts across the region. Included in the programme was "One Night in Gateshead" where Kathryn's new pieces for Royal Northern Sinfonia were premiered; this night also saw the premiere performance by The Side. CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Kathryn Tickell And The Side (quartet)

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 7.30pm

Doors open 7.30pm Seated show Kathryn Tickell is the foremost exponent of the Northumbrian pipes, a composer, performer and successful recording artist whose work is deeply rooted in the landscape and people of Northumbria. Kathryn is currently recording and touring with her new folk-classical ensemble The Side, comprising Louisa Tuck (cello), Ruth Wall (harp) and Amy Thatcher (accordion, clog dancing). With support from the PRS for Music Foundation, she is writing and commisioning new work. This follows a busy 2013 when Kathryn was awarded "Musician of the Year" in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Her album "Northumbrian Voices" won "Best Traditional Album" in the Spiral Earth Awards, voted for by the public. Kathryn initiated and was Artistic Director for "The Festival of the North East", a celebration of arts across the region. Included in the programme was "One Night in Gateshead" where Kathryn's new pieces for Royal Northern Sinfonia were premiered; this night also saw the premiere performance by The Side. CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Gigspanner

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

Peter Knight of Steeleye Span fame leads this brilliant trio in a concert with a blistering world tour of music.

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Gigspanner

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

Peter Knight of Steeleye Span fame leads this brilliant trio in a concert with a blistering world tour of music.

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Rachel Sermanni

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7.30pm

Hailing from Carrbridge, Rachel Sermanni is a recent addition to the folk scene, but has already toured with a number of well-known folk and indie artists such as Mumford and Sons, Rumer and Elvis Costello. Influenced by musicians such as Eva Cassidy, Van Morrison and Bob Dylan, she was showcased at the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow and The Herald, chose her as one of their stars of 2012 the year she also released her first album, Under Mountains. For this, her first visit to the Universal Hall, Rachel will be joined by Jennifer Austin on the piano and Colin Macleod on the guitar. Her new album Live in Dawson City is released in October 2014. Support will be from Miss Irenie Rose - a young singer-songwriter from the Isle of Lewis whose voice has drawn comparisons to those of Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez.

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Rachel Sermanni

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7.30pm

Hailing from Carrbridge, Rachel Sermanni is a recent addition to the folk scene, but has already toured with a number of well-known folk and indie artists such as Mumford and Sons, Rumer and Elvis Costello. Influenced by musicians such as Eva Cassidy, Van Morrison and Bob Dylan, she was showcased at the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow and The Herald, chose her as one of their stars of 2012 the year she also released her first album, Under Mountains. For this, her first visit to the Universal Hall, Rachel will be joined by Jennifer Austin on the piano and Colin Macleod on the guitar. Her new album Live in Dawson City is released in October 2014. Support will be from Miss Irenie Rose - a young singer-songwriter from the Isle of Lewis whose voice has drawn comparisons to those of Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez.

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Rachel Sermanni

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7.30pm

Hailing from Carrbridge, Rachel Sermanni is a recent addition to the folk scene, but has already toured with a number of well-known folk and indie artists such as Mumford and Sons, Rumer and Elvis Costello. Influenced by musicians such as Eva Cassidy, Van Morrison and Bob Dylan, she was showcased at the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow and The Herald, chose her as one of their stars of 2012 the year she also released her first album, Under Mountains. For this, her first visit to the Universal Hall, Rachel will be joined by Jennifer Austin on the piano and Colin Macleod on the guitar. Her new album Live in Dawson City is released in October 2014. Support will be from Miss Irenie Rose - a young singer-songwriter from the Isle of Lewis whose voice has drawn comparisons to those of Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez.

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Martin Carthy

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Southport Park Golf Club Doors from 7pm, music from 8pm

THE best-known and best-loved English folksong interpreter and innovator. A regular visitor over our many decades of operation! Erm, best come along early!

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Martin Carthy

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Southport Park Golf Club Doors from 7pm, music from 8pm

THE best-known and best-loved English folksong interpreter and innovator. A regular visitor over our many decades of operation! Erm, best come along early!

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Harp And A Monkey: All Life Is Here

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Electro folk storytellers, based very much in the culture of northern working class life, Harp and a Monkey are one of the most charismatic things in contemporary English folk. Mixing tradition and modern they sing of universal issues: Old Wives Tales, the end of industry, days out with sand filled butties in an intriguing blend of electronics and ramshackle" folk, according to Radio 2's Mark Radcliffe. The first half of tonight's performance will be regular Harp and a Monkey material; this will be followed by a special new show to commemorate the centenary of the Great War. The band are uniquely placed to provide a captivating mix of songs and stories about the war to end all wars singer and raconteur Martin Purdy has published three books on the First World War (including one for the BBC's Who Do You Think You Are? franchise). The show will feature original songs as well as tunes contemporary to the conflict done in Harp and a Monkey's own inimitable style. The performances will avoid the usual clichés and instead address many fresh social and cultural issues, including the importance of song both for the troops and those at home. Audiences can, of course, expect the band's usual mix of poignancy and humour.

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Luka Bloom

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge Doors 7pm for 8pm start

With a poet's heart and a rocker's soul, Luka Bloom is regarded as one of Ireland's best-respected contemporary folk artists. Producing 20 albums since the 1970s, Bloom continues to push the boundaries of what his music can do, and is still making provocative, poetic music that delves deep into the intricacies of the human soul. Kevin Barry Moore, as he was named, came from the land of St Brigid in Co. Kildare, Ireland. Brought up in a musical family; he is the younger brother of renowned singer and songwriter Christy Moore. On his way to New York, where he settled in 1987, he decided to embrace fully the change of leaving the homeland and became officially for the first time Luka Bloom 'Luka' from the Suzanne Vega song, and 'Bloom' - Joyce's great Dubliner from Ulysses. Luka Bloom has the power to bring audiences to a hush as his poetic lyrics bounce over melodies in a beautiful, captivating way, then rouse the spirit of the audience to the ceiling when he changes the tempo. Luka has a brand new album, Head and Heart, released in spring of 2014. 'someone whose quest is far from over, but whose comfort in his own skin bears testament to a road well travelled. And the music's not half-bad either. Magnificent.' SIOBHÁN LONG - THE IRISH TIMES 'Bloom never fails to deliver an entertaining show, and you are hereby advised to catch him at a town near you.' - MIKE FARRAGHER - IRISH VOICE "I'm allergic to nostalgia. Long nights reminiscing about the good old days are a bit of a yawn to me. Much more excited by the good now days, the next song, the next gig, the seed of the next record.... And yet, perhaps it's ok to press the pause button for a moment, and reflect a tiny bit on experiences over a period of time. Not dwell too long; just feel it again, pay respect to the places and the people." "Every gig is precious. Whether the Spa in Lisdoonvarna, Carre in Amsterdam, or the Melbourne Concert Hall, the privilege is the same, as is the commitment to the gig." Luka Bloom www.lukabloom.com MORE INFO From YouTube I've been fortunate to have seen Luka 3 times, he never lets you down. This is one of many great songs, from this great musician. Luka is my favourite and hero. With his songs he saved my life and it's obvious that he is not aware of it. Luka could only be 'overlooked' (as someone suggested here) by those who haven't yet recognised he is the best singer/musician in Ireland. He has huge respect and a solid fan base from those who do. I'm his biggest fan - he is serious perfection musically. Get there to see him live in action if he's somewhere near you. You won't forget it. The man is alive......and really amazing on stage. No one can sing a love song, like Luka Bloom! For years Luka's music has spoken to me. It has been with me through some very difficult times and some great joys. This song is among those that speak the loudest. From Amazon If you haven't heard Luka live, then you have missed out. Here is the greatest singer /songwriter /musician to come out of Ireland. Luka's Platinum collection is a worthy reminder of his professionalism over decades. I'm one of his biggest fans, so what can I say? Buy Luka and take any opportunity to hear one great artist live if he's on stage anywhere near you. You'll be back for more. IF ONLINE BOOKING SAYS 'NOT AVAILABLE' (ON THE DAY OF THE CONCERT) CHECK WEBSITE WWW.FOLKINTHEBARN.CO.UK FOR AVAILABILITY ON THE DOOR

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Jenna Reid And Kevin Mackenzie/tea And Tunes

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Inverness Glen Urquhart Public Hall 4.00pm (doors 3.30pm)

Usually seen centre stage with Highland supergroup Blazin' Fiddles, Jenna also appears with Rant, and still finds time to tour with Kevin Mackenzie, last seen and heard at the Hall with the Scottish Guitar Quartet. The fusion of such highly talented musicians and composers with such wide-ranging backgrounds (Kevin's new CD features arrangements of music by The Blue Nile) is bound to produce some musical fireworks! As always, afternoon tea and home baking in the interval is included in the ticket price.

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Jenna Reid And Kevin Mackenzie/tea And Tunes

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Inverness Glen Urquhart Public Hall 4.00pm (doors 3.30pm)

Usually seen centre stage with Highland supergroup Blazin' Fiddles, Jenna also appears with Rant, and still finds time to tour with Kevin Mackenzie, last seen and heard at the Hall with the Scottish Guitar Quartet. The fusion of such highly talented musicians and composers with such wide-ranging backgrounds (Kevin's new CD features arrangements of music by The Blue Nile) is bound to produce some musical fireworks! As always, afternoon tea and home baking in the interval is included in the ticket price.

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Greg Trooper

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at High Wycombe Secret venue 6pm/ doors 7pm

greg trooper returns to tour the uk in November 2014,a great nights entertainment ! so many great songs.

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Lynne Heraud & Pat Turner At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub Doors open around 7:30 pm

Two great friends of the club. Gorgeous soaring harmony singing on everything from heart breaking old ballads through saucy music hall and sentimental songs to hilarious original material. This is always a lovely evening. 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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Singing Workshop With Sandra Kerr

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Birmingham Dark Horse, Moseley 11am to 5pm

What Makes Folk Song Special? - a day workshop with Sandra Kerr These songs we love to sing - what makes them unique and special? What do they tell us about ourselves, the people who carried the songs, and our history and culture? Lots of opportunities to sing, and to listen to the song carriers themselves.

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Exeter Folk Project With Oxjam Exeter Present...

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at Exeter Hope Hall Arts 16.00 - 20.00 doors open at 3.30pm

A unforgettable evening of music from some of the finest acoustic artists around. The event is a fundraiser for the OXJAM festival to raise funds for OXFAM. 90% of the ticket price will be donated to the charity. 10% will help with the logisitcs of putting on this event. All artists are generously donating their time and talents without a fee. The great Nic Jones will be joining us for a special guest appearance and to collaborate with the other artists. The line up includes Ange Hardy, fresh from the launch of her acclaimed CD "The Lament of the Black Sheep"; Greg Russell, the singing/guitar half of Russell and Agar, winners of 2 BBC folk awards; Lukas Drinkwater, virtuoso multi-instrumentalist and one of the 3 Daft Monkeys; Jemima Farey, a fantastic upcoming singer/songwriter from Somerset; The Appaloosas, an wonderful band from Tavistock who play Old Time Appalachian songs; Greg Hancock, singer songwriter from Devon accompanied by his new string trio; Emily Howard, silver-voiced singer/songwriter from Devon and Devonbird, a trio specialising in traditional and new folk music embued with a love of the region.

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Softlysoftly Presents Stew Simpson + Jake Watson + Tim Jones & The Dark Lanterns

on Sun, 2 Nov 2014 at London Kiss The Sky Doors 2.45. Music 3-5pm

PLEASE NOTE, this event is ADULTS ONLY - no children allowed in the bar. ADVANCE TICKET GUARANTEES A RESERVED SEAT Deliciously chilled unplugged acoustic music to charm you on a Crouch End Sunday afternoon. STEW SIMPSON Our favourite folky northeasterner, Stew is the man with the big voice and the eyecatching moustache. Expect Geordie songs and more. www.stewsimpson.com/ JAKE WATSON Another big-voiced singer who strums his acoustic guitar with passion channelling the likes of Johnny Cash - there'll be some seriously cool bluesy folk going on. https://www.facebook.com/JakeWatsonMusic TIM JONES & THE DARK LANTERNS Traditional-inspired folk and lovely harmonies to brighten the day from TIm and his assorted Dark Lanterns. http://cottonmillrecords.co.uk/pages/darklanterns As usual doors open at 2.45, with music starting at 3pm and continuing until 5pm (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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Mairearad And Anna

on Mon, 3 Nov 2014 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music Starts 8:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. ----------------------- Two of Scotland's most revered multi-instrumentalists, Mairearad Green (accordion and bagpipes) and Anna Massie (guitar, banjo, fiddle) are a truly captivating duo, providing a highly energetic performance with an instantly warm and friendly stage presence. Having played alongside each other for over ten years, they revel in an intuitive approach to each other's musical ideas and interpretations, and an "almost telepathic communication" on stage (Hi-Arts), effortlessly showcasing the fruits of duo partnership to the highest level , creating "music more than the sum of just two parts" (The Scotsman). Now based in Glasgow, Mairearad and Anna both grew up in the Scottish Highlands amidst very similar musical backgrounds (most notably, mandolin playing Dads!), and so share an innate understanding of Scottish culture and music. As a duo they have enjoyed many successes, including five stars in The Scotsman and high praise from KT Tunstall, becoming a much-loved live act. Their two albums - 2009's eponymous debut, and Doubling in 2013 - have both met wide critical acclaim, Mairearad and Anna was recorded live, just the two musicians - the live double act - whilst Doubling features many layered tracks, building a more complex sound, though still just from the two musicians. At the heart of Doubling remains the live duo sets, intricately arranged and executed with symbiotic sympathy, enhancing their "must-see" reputation. Both award-winners, Mairearad and Anna can also, individually, be seen performing with a number of well-known bands and artists; The Poozies, Blazin' Fiddles, Bella Hardy, and Box Club, and together they join Scotland's one and only Celtic Big Band, The Unusual Suspects.

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Luke Daniels: What's Here What's Gone

on Mon, 3 Nov 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Over the course of a twenty-year career Luke Daniels has already earned his place on the UK Folk scene as a virtuoso melodeon player with the likes of Riverdance, De Dannan and Ian Anderson, whilst performing with his own band at The London Jazz Festival, The Royal Festival Hall. He has 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 and is currently a regular member of The Cara Dillon Band. Already an acclaimed Folk musician and composer, Luke's talents as a singer-songwriter, his immaculate acoustic guitar playing and insightful, honest lyrics; are also becoming widely recognised. A new force to reckon with (The Guardian) A Dylanesque quality to his music ( Scottish Metro)

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Kirk Fletcher With The Katie Bradley Band

on Mon, 3 Nov 2014 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors at 8pm. Music starts at 8.30 ends at 11pm

Widely considered one of the best blues guitarists in the world, Kirk Fletcher has commanded the respect and acclaim of critics, peers and fans across the globe. He is a four-time Blues Music Award nominee and has played with a variety of popular artists, including a four-year role as lead guitarist of The Fabulous Thunderbirds. He is also the frontman of his own band, having released three studio albums. A live album and a fourth studio album are currently in the works. This is Kirks first visit to the UK, so a great opportunity to be part of history! Kirk is hands-down one of the best blues guitarists in the world. Joe Bonamassa Few artists have independently travelled so quickly, after releasing a self-released album, and Katie Bradley is increasingly gaining momentum and emerging as a Great British Blues Artist embarking on the forefront of The British and International Blues music scene Blessed with a truly expressive range, a powerful but delicate voice; Katie's musicianship takes on another dynamic with highly sought after Blues harp playing. Katie Bradley's music is a unique and contemporary take on the classic feel of Blues, Gospel and Soul; with a library of heart felt songs of rare emotion and integrity

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Kirk Fletcher With The Katie Bradley Band

on Mon, 3 Nov 2014 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors at 8pm. Music starts at 8.30 ends at 11pm

Widely considered one of the best blues guitarists in the world, Kirk Fletcher has commanded the respect and acclaim of critics, peers and fans across the globe. He is a four-time Blues Music Award nominee and has played with a variety of popular artists, including a four-year role as lead guitarist of The Fabulous Thunderbirds. He is also the frontman of his own band, having released three studio albums. A live album and a fourth studio album are currently in the works. This is Kirks first visit to the UK, so a great opportunity to be part of history! Kirk is hands-down one of the best blues guitarists in the world. Joe Bonamassa Few artists have independently travelled so quickly, after releasing a self-released album, and Katie Bradley is increasingly gaining momentum and emerging as a Great British Blues Artist embarking on the forefront of The British and International Blues music scene Blessed with a truly expressive range, a powerful but delicate voice; Katie's musicianship takes on another dynamic with highly sought after Blues harp playing. Katie Bradley's music is a unique and contemporary take on the classic feel of Blues, Gospel and Soul; with a library of heart felt songs of rare emotion and integrity

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James Keelaghan & Hugh Mcmillan

on Mon, 3 Nov 2014 at Chesham Folk Club 8:30pm - 11:00pm. Door open 8:15

James Keelaghan is one of Canada best exports. He is a warm, passionate and articulate songwriter and performer. His passionate mix of roots rock, Americana, and contemporary folk has established has established his career as a truly international performer He is joined by his regular touring partner, multi-instrumentalist Hugh McMillan who plays octave mandolin, mandolin, bass, fretless bass, 8 String Bass, pedal steel and lap steel, just for starters.

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Twelfth Day

on Mon, 3 Nov 2014 at London Servant Jazz Quarters Doors 7.30pm

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Twelfth Day

on Mon, 3 Nov 2014 at London Servant Jazz Quarters Doors 7.30pm

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The Toy Hearts

on Mon, 3 Nov 2014 at Brighton The Greys 8:30pm

Midlands western Swing / bluegrass / country siblings Hannah & Sophia (guitar / vocals) with dad Stewart on dobro / banjo / steel - back in UK after an extended stay in Austin Texas that meant we had to delay last year's promised date!

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Barrule

on Tue, 4 Nov 2014 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music starts 8:30pm

The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. ------------------------------------------- The unique sound of traditional Manx music is the Celtic World's best kept secret. This is set to change with the introduction of Barrule, an exciting new trio hellbent on taking the Isle of Man's music to a much wider audience. Named after the famous Manx summit where legend says the ancient Celtic God Manannan MacLir stalked his mighty fortress, Barrule fuses three distinct musical forces gifted 19 year-old fiddle-player Tomas Callister, accordion wizard Jamie Smith (of Mabon) and Adam Rhodes (Mabon and Manx band King Chiaullee)on bouzouki. Together this versatile acoustic unit creates a powerful and wholly distinctive sound.

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Mairearad Green And Anna Massie

on Tue, 4 Nov 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe doors 7.30pm

Two of Scotland's most revered multi-instrumentalists, Mairearad Green (accordion and bagpipes) and Anna Massie (guitar, banjo, fiddle) are a truly captivating duo, providing a highly energetic performance with an instantly warm and friendly stage presence. Having played alongside each other for over ten years, they revel in an intuitive approach to each other's musical ideas and interpretations, and an "almost telepathic communication" on stage (Hi-Arts), where they create music more than the sum of just two parts (The Scotsman), effortlessly showcasing the fruits of duo partnership to the highest level. Now based in Glasgow, Mairearad and Anna both grew up in the Scottish Highlands amidst very similar musical backgrounds (most notably, mandolin playing Dads!), and so share an innate understanding of Scottish culture and music. As a duo they have enjoyed many successes, including five stars in The Scotsman and high praise from KT Tunstall, becoming a much-loved live act. Their two albums 2009's eponymous debut, and Doubling in 2013 have both met wide critical acclaim. Mairearad and Anna was recorded live, just the two musicians the live double act whilst Doubling features many layered tracks, building a more complex sound, though still just from the two musicians. At the heart of Doubling remains the live duo sets, intricately arranged and executed with symbiotic sympathy, enhancing their must-see reputation. Both award-winners, Mairearad and Anna can also, individually, be seen performing with a number of well-known bands and artists; The Poozies, Blazin' Fiddles, Bella Hardy, and Box Club, and together they join Scotland's one and only Celtic Big Band, The Unusual Suspects. ...the camaraderie and sheer fun of musical collaboration is plainly evident and infectious. Songlines You guys were killing itamazing playing! KT Tunstall full of energy and verve.first class R2 Magazine An exuberant, beautifully recorded albumcrisp, clean and crystalline. fRoots The young Scottish duo of accordionist Mairearad Green and Anna Massie, on guitar and banjoin sparkling style, performed largely original material with frequent playfulness of delivery belying their formidable technical prowess, in music that seemed much more than the sum of just two parts ***** (FIVE STARS) The Scotsman

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Ray Cooper

on Tue, 4 Nov 2014 at Leicester The Musician Doors 8.00pm

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Heg And The Wolf Chorus

on Tue, 4 Nov 2014 at London Surya Doors at 7.30pm

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Crh Music Presents The Delines

on Tue, 4 Nov 2014 at Bristol The Tunnels Doors at 7.30pm

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Gren Bartley Band

on Wed, 5 Nov 2014 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath Doors 7.15pm, start 7.45pm

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The Treacherous Orchestra

on Wed, 5 Nov 2014 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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Ferocious Dog

on Wed, 5 Nov 2014 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds doors 7.30pm

Creating their own take on Traditional Celtic folk, Ferocious Dog takes the traditional instruments; fiddles, whistles, mandolins and mixes them up with a bit of, raw, buzz saw rock n' roll attitude.With their unique, aggressive yet feel good music they tear up venues across the country often bringing their faithful Hell Hounds along for the ride Folk punk says it all. Consider the band's name', Ferocious Dog leaves little room for doubt. Then again, there's a lot to be said for removing ambiguity from the outset. And that's what you get from Ferocious Dog's self titled debut album nothing ambiguous, nothing diluted, nothing toned down just pedal to the metal, high energy folk punk

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The Old Dance School

on Wed, 5 Nov 2014 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

The Old Dance School's expansive landscapes of ear-bending contemporary folk place them as true innovators of the genre. Duelling fiddles, soaring brass crescendos, and irresistible grooves, their live show charts their remarkable journey from ballet school basement jam sessions and cowshed rehearsals, to remote lighthouses, to headline appearances at international festivals. The Old Dance School takes it's name from the old Betty Fox School of Ballet in Birmingham, then legendary jam session venue, where the band first formed in 2006. Championed by BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris, the septet's provocative songs and cinematic sound has received plaudits throughout the country, from press and audiences alike, including Songlines Top Of The World 2010, and The Scotsman's Album of the Year. "Ear bending and Radiant Album of the Year" SCOTSMAN "Absolutely stunning... Full on, full of life, and verve!" MIKE HARDING, BBC RADIO 2 "Truly exciting, awe-inspiring music" (5-stars) SONGLINES www.theolddanceschool.com www.facebook.com/theolddanceschool Follow us on twitter: @olddanceschool

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The Beaubowbelles

on Wed, 5 Nov 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Citing musical influences that span gypsy and western folk, country, blues and classical, The BeauBowBelles armed with their close-part harmonies, driving rhythms and soulful melodies have attracted a dedicated fan-base and have seen them great success on both the festival circuit and the London alternative music scene. vwww.thebeaubowbelles.com "Their harmonies were perfect. The originals were perfect. The band was perfect." (Blood Sugar Sex Musik) "A four-piece, multi-instrumental, nostalgia-bedecked harmony machine... fiendishly catchy examples of the finest songwriting you will ever hear." (The Phono Vault) Support comes from Sue Nicholls (formerly of Little Red Schoolhouse) whose songs deliver heart felt reality lyrics from a very modern girls perspective.

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Crh Music Presents The Mastersons

on Wed, 5 Nov 2014 at Bristol Kings Arms Doors at 7.30pm

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Crh Music Presents The Mastersons

on Wed, 5 Nov 2014 at Bristol Kings Arms Doors at 7.30pm

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Mary Gauthier

on Wed, 5 Nov 2014 at London Kings Place 8pm

A Louisiana-native turned Nashville-resident, Mary Gauthier (it's French pronounced Go-SHAY) has had an extraordinary life. A teenage runaway who found her first shelter among addicts and drag queens, struggled with drug addiction and became a chef/owner of three restaurants in Boston before selling them in 2001 to become a full time songwriter. She has subsequently received countless accolades for her six studio albums. The New York Times music writer John Pareles picked 2001's Filth and Fire as the #1 Indy release of the year, 2005's Mercy Now earned her the Americana Music Association's New/Emerging Artist of the Year title and 2011's The Foundling was named as one of the Records of the Year by the LA Times. Mary's songs have been praised by both Bob Dylan and Tom Waits and recorded by Jimmy Buffett, Blake Shelton, Boy George, Tim McGraw, Candi Staton amongst others. Her latest release, Trouble and Love, is winning rave reviews and includes How You Learn To Live Alone, co-written with Gretchen Peters and featured in Season II of the hit TV show Nashville. On the record, the legendary Duane Eddy plays guitar on this song.

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Tamikrest

on Wed, 5 Nov 2014 at Coventry The Tin at The Coal Vaults 8.00pm

Part of Coventry Peace Festival Tamikrest is one of the best blues bands to come out of the Sahara. Since 2006 they have been honing their unique and singular style and their new album 'Chatma' (meaning My Sisters) is the ultimate outcome. It is dedicated to all the women who suffer in silence, far away from the eye of the television cameras, wounded by conflict. Tamikrest hail from Kidal in Mali, a town which became one of the strategic strongholds of radical Islamists. The peace-loving young Tuaregs of Tamikrest (the name of the group means 'gathering') regret this all the more, since their songs have always expressed the sufferings of their people and their struggle for recognition of their identity. http://youtu.be/APSCPAAs6LQ

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Tamikrest

on Wed, 5 Nov 2014 at Coventry The Tin at The Coal Vaults 8.00pm

Part of Coventry Peace Festival Tamikrest is one of the best blues bands to come out of the Sahara. Since 2006 they have been honing their unique and singular style and their new album 'Chatma' (meaning My Sisters) is the ultimate outcome. It is dedicated to all the women who suffer in silence, far away from the eye of the television cameras, wounded by conflict. Tamikrest hail from Kidal in Mali, a town which became one of the strategic strongholds of radical Islamists. The peace-loving young Tuaregs of Tamikrest (the name of the group means 'gathering') regret this all the more, since their songs have always expressed the sufferings of their people and their struggle for recognition of their identity. http://youtu.be/APSCPAAs6LQ

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Michael Messer & Ed Genis

on Wed, 5 Nov 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Michael Messer is one of the finest slide players on the planet, with stunning rhythm guitarist Ed Genis. This is one of the best blues & roots duos in the world". Time Out, London. Michael Messer is a virtuoso slide guitarist performing some of the greatest blues tunes produced this century. His playing encompasses the entire history of the blues and slide guitar, and is highly individual and contemporary. Messer's haunting vocals and stunning acoustic and electric slide guitar playing, ooze authenticity and integrity. His use of turntables in the Second Mind Band and more recently his trio with Indian slide guitar and tabla, add new elements to the blues. The American magazine 'Spirit' listed Michael as one of the greatest slide guitarists ever, alongside Son House, Duane Allman and Ry Cooder. Michael Messer is a master of slide guitar and a blues innovator. After thirty years of touring and making records, Michael Messer always captivates his audience. Being British with an international reputation for blues slide guitar is a rarity in itself, but Messer's obsessive appetite for knowledge of his art is virtually unrivalled, and his reputation as an elder statesman of the Blues and as a master of slide guitar is becoming legendary. Michael Messer's accolades include a USA number one blues album with 'King Guitar', and the award for 'Best International Blues Guitar Album' with 'Second Mind'. Michael is included in the 'Virgin Encyclopedia of the Blues', where his name appears alongside many of the blues masters that inspired him as a young man. Johnny Cash was a fan of Michael Messer's music and wrote the liner notes for his album 'Rhythm Oil'. The only other album Cash did this for, was Bob Dylan's 'Nashville Skyline'. Michael has appeared in his own blues slide guitar episode of the BBC TV series, 'Zingzillas'. He also has a successful brand of MM guitar products, including 'Michael Messer Resonator Guitars', 'Michael Messer National Guitar Strings', and Michael Messer Slide Guitar Tuition DVDs. During the past year Michael Messer has produced two highly acclaimed debut albums; Lucy Zirins 'Chasing Clocks' and Earl 'Peanuts & Monkeys'. Ed Genis started playing guitar in the early 1960s and is a master musician. When he was in his teens Ed was inspired by seeing the Shadows and many of the blues 'greats' at the legendary Riki Tik Club. For over four decades Ed has played guitar in a wide range of bands and musical styles, but it is for his many years playing guitar with Michael Messer that Ed Genis is so well known and respected among musicians and blues & roots music aficionados. A Michael Messer & Ed Genis performance is more than an acoustic blues concert. Heavily rooted in the blues, this duo explores many different areas of roots and world musical styles. Michael & Ed have an intuitive telepathic rapport with each other on stage; Messer's superb slide guitar playing and his slick sound is enhanced by Ed Genis's dexterous mastery of the rhythm guitar. The show is a mesmerizing mix of original material and classics performed in a relaxed style by two masters of their art at the top of their game, and features some of the best guitar playing in the world. What I hear here is the real thing - Bare-bones blues gut-bucket rural rock. This record carried me away to a long time ago, down a delta dirt road to a land of my musical good-old-day-sing. PSDon't squeeze the trigger, if you can't stand the recoil. Johnny Cash Michael Messer and Ed Genis received a five minute standing ovation. It was a privilege to witness a faultless set of mesmerizing world class blues. GW - Blues Matters! Went to see Michael Messer and Ed Genis on Friday night. They were out of this world! Jane, Surrey - BBC Radio 2 Paul Jones Show Forum Michael Messer is a musician with a reputation as one of the foremost exponents of slide guitar, and on this performance, that reputation was totally merited. In Ed Genis he has a more than able second guitar player, whose versatility as a support was superior to some lead players. This was an excellent performance by two musicians at the top of their game. Bill Smith Blues In Britain Michael Messer is hailed as the greatest slide guitar player this side of the pond. Accompanied by the brilliant Ed Genis, he caressed and bent the strings of his vast array of guitars to generate some of the most memorable blues I've ever heard, never once letting his expertise eclipse the spirit of the songs. His vocals were superb. The haunting lyrics of Crow Blues will stay with me forever. The evening was a revelation to all. Jackie Larmour - Aldershot News It's Messer's vocals which are the real revelation: heartfelt and pained, full of trial and struggle just like the best blues. If he were American he'd be right behind Eric Bibb & Alvin Youngblood Heart in the hipness sweepstakes. Sid Griffin - Q magazine This was a first time appearance for Michael & Ed in Crawley in the packed theatre with many of the audience new to their music. Messer's slide work was both deft and stunning. The audience sat in rapt silence hanging on to every chord whilst classics such as 'Rolling & Tumbling' and 'Walking Blues', followed by one of the best versions I have heard of 'Diving Duck Blues' since Taj Mahal's recording in the sixties. The audience were on their feet roaring their approval. Tony Pugh - Blues In Britain The 17th International Guitar Festival of Great Britain was opened by one of the best slide guitarists in the world. Michael's self-deprecating manner and pure musicianship shine naturally, a master of his instrument, his music almost creating a genre of his own. Michaels playing will become legendary. Michael Messer is the most important British blues guitarist of the modern era. Mike C - International Guitar Festival of Great Britain British slide guitar genius and US blues chart topper Michael Messer performed the devil's music at its most sublime. Deftly accompanied by acoustic rhythm guitarist Ed Genis, Messer's acoustic steel guitars and slides rolled and tumbled, wailed and howled through an evening of Messer's own tuneful compositions and some delicious homages to past blues masters. Messer's playing marries delicate precision with stormy passion as he sings those tales so appropriate to the blues genre: trouble and loss, lonely nights, blackbirds and troubled spirits. All were mighty forces conjured up as he stroked and bent those steel strings. Sue Cavendish - Net Rhythms I haven't heard anything as lyrical and as 'perfect' in a long time as Michael Messer & Ed Genis. I can well understand Michael Messer's mighty reputation as the current king of slide playing. Blues Alive www.michaelmesser.co.uk

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Olcay Bayir - Album Launch

on Wed, 5 Nov 2014 at London Vortex Doors 7pm - Start 8pm Ends 10.30pm

Arts Canteen presents Anatolian songbird Olcay Bayir, releasing her debut album Neva/Harmony on Riverboat Records in October. To celebrate the release, she will perform at The Vortex on Thursday 5th October 2014 Or if you prefer, Arts Canteen Olcay Bayir'in Riverboat Records tarafindan Ekim'de cikarilacak ilk albumu Neva/Harmony 'i sunar . Album Vortex Jazz Club 'ta verilecek bir konserle muzikseverlere tanitilacak. Bayir's songs unfold ancient stories of Anatolian love and mystery. Of Turkish-Kurd origin, Olcay lives in London and is a classically trained soprano with a velveteen voice like no other. On her stunning debut album, her Western training collides perfectly with her passion for the rich musical heritage of her Anatolian homeland, allowing her to craft intricate and unusual melodic phrases, distinct harmonies and captivating, richly-layered textures. Throughout much of the album Olcay sings in high tessitura, sliding across complex ornamented figures with a deft, natural-sounding ease. Carrying enchanting musical heritage of Anatolian cultures, Olcay Bayir sings her own contemporary compositions to original arrangements of traditional folk songs spread across the region of the Mediterranean, Anatolia and Mesopotamia. Olcay sings a rich tapestry of the traditional folk songs of minorities and different cultures which exist in Anatolia. Olcay was born in Antep, Turkey, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. The very streets on which she began to hum and sing as a carefree young girl were once where ancient traders from the East and West met to barter and bargain. Of course, these historic businessmen not only exchanged luxurious silks and sturdy camels but also songs, instruments and cultures. Many of the songs on Neva/Harmony are hundreds of years old, the earliest possibly dating back to the seventeenth century.

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Dead Belgian

on Wed, 5 Nov 2014 at Northampton Phipps Albion Brewery doors at 8.00pm

Dead Belgian are a Liverpool-based band playing the songs and music of Jacques Brel. They began life in 2007, inspired to share Brel's music with all who would listen. Each member brought their own influences to the band, from European folk to progressive rock, stripping the songs to their bare bones and fattening them up again using a ramshackle drum kit, guitar, accordion, saxophone, mandolin, clarinet and flute. It is a sound unique to themselves while still capturing the beauty, passion and humour of the original work, a rousing and rowdy back-porch reinvention of Jacques Brel's honest and poetic stories , the line-up now featuring the stunning vocals and guitar of Brooke Sharkey.

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Zoe Muth And The Lost High Rollers

on Thu, 6 Nov 2014 at Poole St Aldhelms Church Doors at 7.45 pm

St Aldhelm's Church St Aldhelm's Road Branksome Poole Dorset BH13 6BT

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James Keelaghan With Hugh Mcmillan

on Thu, 6 Nov 2014 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

One of Canada's foremost folk songwriters and touring musicians, James draws on real people, places and events to compose songs described as "poetic, layered tales (which) are richly rewarding and utterly compelling". Paying his seventh visit to York, this majestic singer is again joined by multi-instrumentalist Hugh McMillan.

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James Keelaghan With Hugh Mcmillan

on Thu, 6 Nov 2014 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

One of Canada's foremost folk songwriters and touring musicians, James draws on real people, places and events to compose songs described as "poetic, layered tales (which) are richly rewarding and utterly compelling". Paying his seventh visit to York, this majestic singer is again joined by multi-instrumentalist Hugh McMillan.

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Luka Bloom

on Thu, 6 Nov 2014 at Ashill The Barn at Square and Compass Doors 8pm Start 9pm

No Accom left but there's camping or park your campervan in the field next to the venue - phone first for details and booking. SEATING CANNOT BE GUARANTEED - FIRST COME ETC... NO REFUNDS UNLESS SHOW CANCELLED.

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An Evening Of Indian Music In Two Parts: North And South

on Thu, 6 Nov 2014 at London Brunel Museum Concert starts at 7.30pm

Prabhat Rao An experienced Hindustani Classical vocalist specialising in the North Indian Khyal style of vocal music, Prabhat Rao will present a repertoire of pure classical Ragas and Bhajans. Born into a musical family in Chennai, SE India, he was initiated into music by first his grandmother Smt Bhaskaramma and then his father. Now based in London, his guru is Smt. Chandrima Misra of the Patiala Gharana school of music. http://www.prabhatrao.com/Welcome.html Annapoorna Karthik This thematic South Indian Carnatic vocal concert will feature work by eminent composers set to ragas that evoke a fine spectrum of Navarasas (nine emotional moods), touching and transporting the listeners. Annapoorna Karthik is now under the tutelage of Ganakalabhushana Prof. Mysore Nagamani Srinath and lives in Bangalore from where she teaches music to people around the world, via her website: http://www.learncarnaticmusic-online.com/

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Rick Shea

on Thu, 6 Nov 2014 at Cheadle Hulme Chads Theatre Doors 7:30PM, Show 8:00PM

Rick Shea has worked with everyone from roots rock kingpin Dave Alvin to folk chanteuse Katy Moffatt to indie rock legends R.E.M. As a member of Dave Alvin's band The Guilty Men Rick toured the U.S. and Europe for six years as an opener and multi-instrumental sideman playing everywhere from Hollywood to Austin to Madison Square Garden and played on most of Dave's albums during that time including the Grammy winning Public Domain.

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Dave Mcpherson (inme)

on Thu, 6 Nov 2014 at London Surya Doors 7:30pm

Plus 18 event, please brind ID

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Son Of Dave

on Thu, 6 Nov 2014 at Hull Fruit Doors 7-30pm

Son of Dave hits the UK streets again this November, stomping his way around twelve cities with a suitcase full of brand new records and endless supply of rowdy gags. November will also see the launch of a new series of "Filthy 45's", where Son of Dave will take on some classic (and not so classic) tunes, giving them his own unmistakable mistreatment. Already known for his renditions of 'Bonkers' - Dizzie Rascal, 'Black Betty' - Ram Jam, 'Bom Bom' - Sam and the Womp, and many more, he's decided to bow to public demand and crank out more crowd pleasers on limited edition seven inch vinyl. This one-man Bluesman of Canadian origin is unique in every way: his style, his showmanship, and his musicianship. It takes some kind of genius to get tunes made with harmonica, beatbox, percussion and a loopstation onto the soundtrack of Breaking Bad or Later With Jools Holland; both of which he has done. His legendary live show has already toured five continents and earned him a cult status amongst a diverse audience. With a CV as long as your arm and a briefcase full of naughty tricks, the master is on tour again and this time it is not to be missed.

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Sarah Mcquaid + Support

on Fri, 7 Nov 2014 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 8pm Doors 7.30pm

Rising star Sarah McQuaid's voice has been likened to malt whiskey, melted chocolate and honey poured into wine (Minor 7th). A captivating performer, she seduces her audience with cheeky banter and stories from the road, as well as with stunning musicianship; in her hands, the guitar becomes much more than merely an accompanying instrument. Her musical output reflects her own eclectic background: Sarah was born in Spain, raised in Chicago, holds dual US and Irish citizenship, and now lives in rural England. Refusing to be pigeonholed, she spans the genres with both her beautifully crafted originals and her interpretations of material from around the globe and down the centuries. Sarah's third solo album The Plum Tree and the Rose has drawn critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic: Impeccable, wrote fRoots (UK), while Midwest Record (USA) called it low key but glorious and incendiary and Hot Press (Ireland) said it should feature on many end-of-year best-ofs. Likely to make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck. Aled Jones, BBC Radio 2 A world class talent ... burns with a brilliant allure. Living Tradition www.sarahmcquaid.com www.facebook.com/sarahmcquaidmusic www.twitter.com/sarahmcquaid

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Sarah Mcquaid + Support

on Fri, 7 Nov 2014 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 8pm Doors 7.30pm

Rising star Sarah McQuaid's voice has been likened to malt whiskey, melted chocolate and honey poured into wine (Minor 7th). A captivating performer, she seduces her audience with cheeky banter and stories from the road, as well as with stunning musicianship; in her hands, the guitar becomes much more than merely an accompanying instrument. Her musical output reflects her own eclectic background: Sarah was born in Spain, raised in Chicago, holds dual US and Irish citizenship, and now lives in rural England. Refusing to be pigeonholed, she spans the genres with both her beautifully crafted originals and her interpretations of material from around the globe and down the centuries. Sarah's third solo album The Plum Tree and the Rose has drawn critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic: Impeccable, wrote fRoots (UK), while Midwest Record (USA) called it low key but glorious and incendiary and Hot Press (Ireland) said it should feature on many end-of-year best-ofs. Likely to make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck. Aled Jones, BBC Radio 2 A world class talent ... burns with a brilliant allure. Living Tradition www.sarahmcquaid.com www.facebook.com/sarahmcquaidmusic www.twitter.com/sarahmcquaid

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Ben Marwood

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

Video (with Frank Turner) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=QrGDkifzREM#t=5 Web ( with free music) - http://www.benmarwood.com/index.htm Tickets £9 in advance or £11 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette. Contact 0191 3841412 for further information. Mix of seating (limited) and standing. Doors 7pm. Support around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. We now have an drinks licence. Real ales,lagers wines. ciders and spirits will be served along with OCC Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and of course soft drinks. About Ben Hitting the road in the first half of 2014 to put second album Back Down to bed, Reading-based songwriter Ben Marwood adds a poetic twist to intricate folk; lyrics that swerve and tumble over one another, switching from the gravely serious love letters to the tongue-in-cheek swipes at life itself. Originally ploughing a lone, DIY furrow, Marwood was finally snapped up by London label Xtra Mile Recordings (Frank Turner, Chris T-T, Jamie Lenman) late in 2010, before releasing two albums in the next three years. After attention from BBC Radio 1 & 2, Xfm, Rocksound and Kerrang! amongst others, 2013 saw Marwood tour the USA with Frank Turner and Epitaph's Off With Their Heads, and travel the UK with some of the best underground talent, playing shows alongside fellow Xtra Milers Jim Lockey, Oxygen Thief, Retrospective Soundtrack Players, Chris T-T and Franz Nicolay on the way. Be warned: recent single 'Under Lock and Key' had a strong hint of murder.

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Pete Coe

on Fri, 7 Nov 2014 at Maidstone The Bower House 7.30pm

If you're talking about the British folk club scene of the 1970s, then the name of Pete Coe will inevitably loom large. And if you're talking about the folk club scene of the '80s it'll loom even larger. It's prominent in the '90s too and the way things are shaping up it's a name that will continue to be synonymous with the grass roots scene through the early 2000s. Singer, songwriter, melodeon, banjo, dulcimer and bouzouki player, bandleader, arranger, broadcaster, dance caller, teacher, step dancer, entrepreneur, folk club organiser, record label boss, sallow-faced wit, raconteur and all-round good guy, Pete Coe in many ways represents the backbone of the modem folk revival. He's been a key member of numerous significant outfits across three decades, including the much-loved duo with his then wife Chris, the wondrous dance outfit New Victory Band, folk 'supergroup' Bandoggs and political trailblazers Red Shift. Yet he's probably best known for his richly varied solo work, stretching across the whole range of the folk umbrella from the English tradition to dance tunes of many shapes and sizes to his own devastatingly potent original songs.

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Kitsyke Will

on Fri, 7 Nov 2014 at Knaresborough The Frazer Theatre 7.30pm (Doors open 7.00pm)

Knaresborough Mummers & Folk Club 40th Anniversary Concert

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Tinlin

on Fri, 7 Nov 2014 at Shaw Playhouse2 Doors 7.00pm show at 8.00pm

A new young vocal duo made up of two brothers-compared to Simon & Garfunkel, Del Amitri and Crowded House. We are very excited about these two-remember you saw them first at Playhouse2!!

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The Delines

on Fri, 7 Nov 2014 at Manchester The Deaf Institute 7.30pm

The new country soul group The Delines, featuring Willy Vlautin, are heading back out on tour this November after filling venues across the UK this June. Armed with their album Colfax, which has already been cited as album of the year by many plus some covers and new material the band are ready to take the UK by storm. Uncut has given the album 9/10, Line of Best Fit 8.5/10 and Q has called singer Amy Boone 'a damaged Dusty Springfield' in a 4-star review. The Delines are led by vocalist Amy Boone (The Damnations TX), alongside the keyboard work of Jenny Conlee (The Decemberists) as well as fellow Portlanders Sean Oldham and songwriter/novelist Willy Vlautin (Richmond Fontaine) and on keyboards, Cory Gray (The Dandy Wharhols). Vlautin is no stranger to critical acclaim in the UK, enjoying cult success and stellar reviews. He is currently promoting his fourth novel, The Free, for Faber and Faber, which has seen the best reactions yet from fellow authors and musicians alike Drive-By Truckers frontman Patterson Hood is a huge fan and even named his newest track after one of Willy's characters. 'Richmond Fontaine's Willy Vlautin is back with a new band, a female singer and a rich collection of songs' Uncut Tour support comes from Fernando Viciconte. Argentina-born Fernando came of age musically in LAm fronting the popular hard rock band Monkey Paw. He moved to Portland, OR, in 1994 were he Co-founded Cravedog Records. Fernando has released seven critically lauded independent albums and currently runs his own label, Domingo Records.

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The Vagaband

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

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

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Miller Anderson Bob Brookes & Jon Wigg

on Fri, 7 Nov 2014 at Chichester The Chichester Inn Doors 8pm / Music 9pm

Miller Anderson: Guitar/vocals (Keef Hartley,Donavon, TRex, Savoy Brown, Dog Soldier, Deep Purple the list goes on) Bob Brookes: Harmonica/ Vocals( Desperate Dan, Voodoo Kitchen, etc) Jon Wigg: Fiddle, Mandolin, Pipes etc An evening of Blues and musical mayhem!

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Miller Anderson Bob Brookes & Jon Wigg

on Fri, 7 Nov 2014 at Chichester The Chichester Inn Doors 8pm / Music 9pm

Miller Anderson: Guitar/vocals (Keef Hartley,Donavon, TRex, Savoy Brown, Dog Soldier, Deep Purple the list goes on) Bob Brookes: Harmonica/ Vocals( Desperate Dan, Voodoo Kitchen, etc) Jon Wigg: Fiddle, Mandolin, Pipes etc An evening of Blues and musical mayhem!

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All The Wild Folk Presents Dai & The Ramblers And Special Guests

on Fri, 7 Nov 2014 at London Jamboree 8pm to Midnight

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Dead Belgian

on Fri, 7 Nov 2014 at London Cecil Sharp House Doors Open 7:30pm

Dead Belgian are a Liverpool-based band playing the music of Jacques Brel. They began life in 2007, inspired to share Brel's music with all who would listen, using a ramshackle drum kit, guitar, accordion, saxophone, mandolin, clarinet and flute. "'Dead Belgian's deliciously ramshackle approach deconstructs Brel the icon to reclaim him as a street musician, chanson maestro and people's champion.'' - Mojo http://www.deadbelgian.org/

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Rory Ellis

on Fri, 7 Nov 2014 at Stockport West Heaton Bowling, Tennis & Squash Club 8.00pm start - Doors 7.30

Catch top Australian singer/songriter Rory on his UK tour. Promoting his 7th album, Yellow, Rory has a presence and voice that captivates audiences. Jackey Coyle of Rhythms Magazine stated, "that the quality of Rory Ellis's voice alone the richness of the timbre, the skill of his technique, that he conveys an irresistible charisma, and that's not even counting his song writing skills. The first few verses I heard, I was done for - an instant fan Rory will be ably supported by Whiskey River.

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Stooshie

on Fri, 7 Nov 2014 at Threlkeld Village Hall 7.30pm

Popular Cumbrian folk group Stooshie will be performing at Threlkeld Village Hall in November. Stooshie play an eclectic mix of traditional folk tunes, and self-penned rockers with the odd weepy ballad thrown in. They have played at most venues and festivals across Cumbria and have supported the Peatbog Faeries and Blazin' Fiddles. All welcome to come along and enjoy the music and atmosphere. Free parking and bar available.

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Stooshie

on Fri, 7 Nov 2014 at Threlkeld Village Hall 7.30pm

Popular Cumbrian folk group Stooshie will be performing at Threlkeld Village Hall in November. Stooshie play an eclectic mix of traditional folk tunes, and self-penned rockers with the odd weepy ballad thrown in. They have played at most venues and festivals across Cumbria and have supported the Peatbog Faeries and Blazin' Fiddles. All welcome to come along and enjoy the music and atmosphere. Free parking and bar available.

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Ben Glover

on Fri, 7 Nov 2014 at Sheffield The Lescar starts 8.00pm

What a privilege it is to welcome Ben Glover to Sheffield in November. The music of Americana artists mixed with traditional Irish songs were the soundtrack for Ben Glover growing up in the sleepy seaside village of Glenarm in the north of Ireland. I remember playing my first session in the local pub when I was about 13. As much as I loved playing Irish music I was always slipping in songs from Hank Williams or Johnny Cash. I cut my teeth performing both Irish and Americana influenced music and they are both a huge part of the artist that I am. In the summers during studying law at university he paid his way across the Atlantic by performing Irish folk ballads, the songs of Christy Moore and The Pogues in the bars in Boston, while back home in the pubs of Ireland he was singing Dylan and Springsteen. This theme seems to be woven throughout his life - one artist influenced by two countries connected by the Atlantic Ocean. Ben relocated to Nashville in 2009 and immersed himself in the southern culture. He began exploring the locations that were closely associated with the music he grew up listening to. I remember very fondly spending the day in Montgomery, Alabama with a few shots of whiskey at Hank's grave, he recalls. I drove to Dyess, Arkansas and spent the afternoon in Johnny Cash's childhood home. The old gent who owned it invited me and it was mind-blowing to walk the floors that Cash did in his formative years. To experience the very places that influenced my musical heroes is something that is very important to me. It's about deepening the connection with their legacy but more importantly it lets me get closer to the source of the fire that their music lit in me. Discovering such places often leads to discoveries within oneself. They are pilgrimages of sorts and all these journeys have made a deep impact on me. One cold rainy day in Christmas 2012, Ben headed down to the Mississippi Delta and in particular to the visit the grave of legendary bluesman, Robert Johnson. It was there that the idea of Atlantic was born. Although the flat alluvial plain that makes up the landscape of that part of the South is very different from the geography of Ireland the similarities between these two parts of the world were striking to him. There's a spirit in the Delta that reminds me a lot of Ireland. In both places you get a very strong sense of their history and tradition and you sense how the past has left its scars, both good and bad. These are two parts of the world that have been extremely fertile ground for inspiring phenomenal creativity - be it the blues from the Delta or the music, songs and poetry that have come out of Ireland. Maybe it was the ghost of an old rambling Delta bluesmen whispering in my ear when I was down there but I felt that it was time for me to somehow connect the two worlds that I have been living in in Ireland and the southern states of the US over the past few years. Upon returning from Mississippi he began thinking of his two worlds and was inspired to make a musical union between his homes on both sides of the ocean. Instead of recording another studio record in Nashville, Ben decided it was time to literally come back home and get as close to his roots as possible. Along with his producer Neilson Hubbard with whom he has made his three previous albums and fellow Nashville guitarist Kris Donegan, he flew home to Ireland. They were joined by two of Ben's longtime Irish musical collaborators Matt McGinn and Colm McClean and the five set up a studio in the living room of the house in County Donegal where Ben vacationed as a child. It was a very stripped down, very honest way to bring these songs to life. I wanted to record in the most personal way possible so it was perfect to make this album with four of my closest friends in the house I spent a lot of time growing up in. I wanted there to be as little as possible between me and the songs and that's why we recorded it live and raw. This intimacy also gives the listener a chance to really feel the music and the intent of each song without unnecessary layers. We just set up in a circle in the living room, lit a turf fire, opened some Bushmills whiskey and pressed record. It felt just like all the sessions I grew up playing in that house over years. The Atlantic Ocean is what we looked out on everyday while we made the album and without a doubt its presence and the rugged landscape of Donegal is huge on these recordings. The result of this homecoming is Atlantic and is easily Ben's finest record. Atlantic deals with many themes - place, growth, pain, love, faith, sin, redemption and ultimately homecoming. It's not only the recording that was personal - the songs, which Ben found deep within himself, were stripped of pretense and calculation and clearly are those of an artist who has something meaningful to say. Whether it's examining how the choices we make affect our fate in Oh Soul written with Mary Gauthier, or the haunting gothic murder ballad Blackbirds co-written with and featuring Gretchen Peters, or the angst filled Too Long Gone, these songs are evidence of a writer and a singer who has found his voice. Atlantic was released worldwide on 1st September 2014.

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Blowzabella

on Sat, 8 Nov 2014 at Baltonsborough Village Hall Doors 7:30pm. Starts 8pm. Finishes 11pm

Blowzabella. This event is a dance not a concert, but it's fine to just come and listen if you don't want to dance. No reserved seating. Doors open 7:30pm. Starts at 8pm. Finishes 11pm. Bar. Blowzabella is Andy Cutting - diatonic button accordion; Jo Freya - vocals, saxophone, clarinet; Paul James - border bagpipes, saxophone, 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 their tunes have become well known "standards" in the modern folk repertoire and are played by people all over the world. www.blowzabella.co.uk www.facebook.com/blowzabella www.twitter.com/blowzabella

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Blowzabella

on Sat, 8 Nov 2014 at Baltonsborough Village Hall Doors 7:30pm. Starts 8pm. Finishes 11pm

Blowzabella. This event is a dance not a concert, but it's fine to just come and listen if you don't want to dance. No reserved seating. Doors open 7:30pm. Starts at 8pm. Finishes 11pm. Bar. Blowzabella is Andy Cutting - diatonic button accordion; Jo Freya - vocals, saxophone, clarinet; Paul James - border bagpipes, saxophone, 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 their tunes have become well known "standards" in the modern folk repertoire and are played by people all over the world. www.blowzabella.co.uk www.facebook.com/blowzabella www.twitter.com/blowzabella

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Hannah Sanders And Liz Simmons

on Sat, 8 Nov 2014 at London Green Note Doors open 2:00pm, Music starts 2:30pm

HANNAH SANDERS (The Dunns) from Old England, and LIZ SIMMONS (The John Whelan Band, Annalivia, Long Time Courting) from New England, join forces to create a harmonic blend of voice and guitar. Their music draws from English musical traditions as well as American old time, blues and contemporary folk. Even though these gals grew up with an ocean between them, they had similar childhoods spent traveling with musician parents, and were exposed to many different styles of music, among them traditional folk and rock and roll. A transatlantic pairing of two seasoned performers who stay busy with other projects but just love it when they get to tour together, Hannah and Liz have impressed audiences with their unique, haunting vocal blend, their guitar chops, and their witty stage banter. They have toured in the northeastern US opening for Karan Casey & John Doyle and The Wiyos and sharing shows with Laura Cortese & Jefferson Hamer among others, in addition to headlining their own shows and they completed their first tour of England last summer. Currently they are booking tours on both sides of the Atlantic for Fall 2014 in support of their new EP "World Begun". (Photos by Sid Ceaser and Amanda Kowalski)

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Ian Siegal & Jimbo Mathus

on Sat, 8 Nov 2014 at Matlock Bath Fishpond Doors at 8pm

In November, Ian Siegal will tour as a duo with the Grammy-nominated songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Mississippi, Jimbo Mathus. They will perform 22 shows in England, N. Ireland, Scotland, Belgium and Holland. Roots To The Core Tour. Nov. 7-29, 2014 For devotees of blues and Americana, Ian Siegal needs no introduction. He's the seven-times British Blues Awards winner, the European Blues Awards winner, and US Blues Music Awards nominee. He's sung with the prestigious ONJ orchestra in Paris, toured in 25 countries, and his latest CD is a BBC recording made at the Royal Albert Hall. Siegal first met Mathus in 2013 when he dropped by the Zebra Ranch studio in Coldwater Mississippi to contribute some banjo and mandolin parts to a Siegal recording. The two discovered a shared passion for many of the same musical influences. Now, when someone has found fame with a band called Squirrel Nut Zippers (as Mathus did when he formed this alt-Americana outfit), you know you're in for something different! An almost overnight sensation, The Zippers played at the Second inauguration of President Bill Clinton and the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Their albums achieved gold and platinum sales. Then, at their peak and in classic music industry style amid disastrous lawsuits, the Squirrel Nut Zippers were no more. Mathus went on to pursue a variety of musical projects. Among these he toured and recorded with Buddy Guy (catalyzing the distinct approach of Guy's Sweet tea album), and is a founding member of the South Memphis String Band with long-time collaborators Luther Dickinson and Alvin Youngblood Hart. It is 16 years since Mathus last toured in Europe. With the resurgence of blues and Americana on this side of the Atlantic he has timed his return just right. Welcome back Jimbo!

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Ezio

on Sat, 8 Nov 2014 at Barton The Ropewalk 7.30pm

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Boo Hewerdine

on Sat, 8 Nov 2014 at Wingham Anchor Inn 8pm

Boo Hewerdine is universally acclaimed as one of Britain's finest songwriters, with over 1000 published songs already recorded by a diverse array of artists including KD Lang, Heidi Talbot, Kris Drever (Lau), Chris Difford (Squeeze), Suggs (Madness) and Kim Richey. However Boo's most popular work has been as collaborator, producer, songwriter and guitarist for Eddi Reader (formerly of Fairground Attraction). Boo and Eddi met after his band The Bible split in the late 80's and over the last two decades they have been on an incredible musical adventure. In 2014 Eddi released her tenth studio album (Vagabond) and her classic "Songs of Robert Burns" album produced by Boo Hewerdine was re-mastered and re-issued. "Patience of Angels" brought a nomination for the Ivor Novello Award for Hewerdine in 1995. In a 2009 review of his album God Bless the Pretty Things, the BBC described Hewerdine as "one of Britain's most consistently accomplished songwriters". Nick Coleman of The Independent on Sunday described Hewerdine as "one of the best songwriters we have". The Birmingham Evening Mail described him as "one of the country's finest lyricists". Boo says "I am looking forward to singing songs from throughout my writing career and also new songs from "My Name In The Brackets". This will be an opportunity for fans to hear the new material".

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John Renbourn & Wizz Jones

on Sat, 8 Nov 2014 at Cambourne Village College Doors 7.30pm

AAAgoodnightout production. Proud to present two legendary English folk guitarist are gracing the stage at Cambourne Village College. http://www.johnrenbourn.co.uk/ http://www.wizzjones.com/

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John Renbourn & Wizz Jones

on Sat, 8 Nov 2014 at Cambourne Village College Doors 7.30pm

AAAgoodnightout production. Proud to present two legendary English folk guitarist are gracing the stage at Cambourne Village College. http://www.johnrenbourn.co.uk/ http://www.wizzjones.com/

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Dick Gaughan

on Sat, 8 Nov 2014 at London The Great Northern Railway Tavern 8.30pm

Dick Gaughan is truly a giant of the folk scene. A long-time, house-filling favourite of the Kalamazoo Klub who is revered around the world as a master of his craft. How best to describe this astonishing performer, this most powerful and passionate of singer-songwriters? No-one puts it better than Alastair Clark, The Scotsman's music writer.... "He can shake the most complacent mindset out of its skull. "You go home from a Dick Gaughan session feeling exhilarated, not just at the wonderful skills of the most potent singer ever to emerge from the Scottish folk music revival, not just at the astonishingly eloquent guitar playing, but by the sense of the stark exposition of wrong and tremulously argued legitimacy of right. "Even those who disagree profoundly with his view of life recognise the conviction and the supreme artistry." Gaughan, says Clark, "gives voice to an uncompromising solidarity with the flotsam and jetsam of tunnel-vision global capitalism: the victims, the helpless, the wronged, the fighters, the brawny working-class bravehearts who made capitalism work (after a fashion)." To those who say he keeps singing songs of aggression, Gaughan simply says they are songs of love, not hate - but that they delineate a different kind of love. Another memorable Kalamazoo night in prospect!

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Mediterranean Beats Presents Amaraterra

on Sat, 8 Nov 2014 at London Jamboree 8pm to Midnight

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Blues For Langside

on Sat, 8 Nov 2014 at Wimborne Hamworthy Club 12:00pm

Blues For Langside is an all-day Blues Music festival in aid of Langside School, a unique special school for children aged 2 - 19 with SEN, based in Poole, Dorset. The event is to be headlined by The Mick Ralphs Blues Band (founding member of both Bad Company & Mott The Hoople, debuting a brand new line-up of his Blues Band). Other artists performing at the festival are British Blues Awards nominee Alex McKown, Langside's own Couple O' Sherbets with a special set for the day, Dorset's very own The Blues Machine, Poole based singer-songwriter Chris Rogers with a new blues set and Very Special Guest Opening Act, Jo Harman & Friends! More acts are expected to be announced...

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Blues For Langside

on Sat, 8 Nov 2014 at Wimborne Hamworthy Club 12:00pm

Blues For Langside is an all-day Blues Music festival in aid of Langside School, a unique special school for children aged 2 - 19 with SEN, based in Poole, Dorset. The event is to be headlined by The Mick Ralphs Blues Band (founding member of both Bad Company & Mott The Hoople, debuting a brand new line-up of his Blues Band). Other artists performing at the festival are British Blues Awards nominee Alex McKown, Langside's own Couple O' Sherbets with a special set for the day, Dorset's very own The Blues Machine, Poole based singer-songwriter Chris Rogers with a new blues set and Very Special Guest Opening Act, Jo Harman & Friends! More acts are expected to be announced...

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Henry Priestman

on Sat, 8 Nov 2014 at Burton on Trent Stapenhill Institute Doors open 7:30pm. Show time 8:00pm

The man who wrote the massive hits for The Christaians, (Remember "Forgotten Town'" and "Ideal World?") the wonderful Henry Priestman will give you an evening of curmudgeonly, musical commentary, on the trials of living life as a middle-aged man! If you want to chuckle all night and leave with a smile on your face, then this is the show for you! This will be an evening of organised chaos and audience participation, with lots of great songs, full of laughter, tears and gripping observations on life. Supported by the brilliant Les "Loved Up" Glover, who will keep your feet moving, this will be a night to remember. Top banana!

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Down At The Mill, Volume 2

on Sat, 8 Nov 2014 at Whitchurch Silk Mill 6:30pm (doors) until 10:00pm

The second in our ongoing series of Down at the Mill gigs is to take place at Whitchurch Silk Mill on November 8th. Following the great success of the first event, we've spent a bit of time looking for the right combo of artists to bring to the little mill on Frog Island this autumn, and we feel sure we've got a happy little bunch that you're sure to fall in love with. The event is in aid of the mill itself - have a look for their 'Preserving the Fabric' appeal to find out more - and will feature Rachael Dadd, Josh Savage and Katy Anderson. We'll open the doors at 6:30pm and keep the evening going up until 10pm, after which we'll all head to the pub. We hope you'll join us!

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Lach (antifolk Legend Lach In Concert)

on Sat, 8 Nov 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Songs, stories, comedy from Lach the legendary star of BBC Radio Four's hit series The Lach Chronicles - "5 Stars! Thoroughly entertaining and unique!" (The Daily Record) Lach is the founder of the Antifolk music movement. "He is the mastermind of Antifolk, like a Lower East Side rendezvous of Bob Dylan and Patti Smith. Lach is a Manhattan institution."(NY Times) and has been cited as an inspiration and shared the stage with such artists as: Beck, Jeff Buckley, Regina Spektor, Florence and The Machine and Suzanne Vega, who says of him: "He's incredibly bright, influential, funny, smart and he's got his own counter-culture charm. He's become part of New York folklore." On this tour all ticket buyers will also receive their choice of a free digital download of Lach's latest album Ramshackle Heart "Splendid! Best of its kind' (MOJO) or a Lach T-shirt! '5 Stars! NYC's living legend! The roots of modern songwriting: Dylan, Barrett, Drake and Lach!' (Time Out) '5 stars! Magical!' (The Herald) '5 stars! Face-ache funny, beat-punk unplugged joy!' (The Guardian) 'Incredibly bright, influential, funny, poetic. Part of NYC folklore.' (Suzanne Vega) 'Best punk guitarist since Johnny Ramone.' (Billy Ficca of Television) 'Best songwriter I know' - (Adam Green of The Moldy Peaches) 'Brilliant, Antifolk kingpin!" - (Thomas Truax) 'My hero and mentor.' - Hamell on Trial

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Stompin' Dave Bluegrass Band

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Described as One of the world's greatest performers. by Maverick Magazine, Dorset based Stompin' Dave has now teamed up with the cream of London's vibrant bluegrass scene to form a new bluegrass super-group. The band features Dave on vocals, five-string banjo, and flatfoot dancing, and members of top London hoedown bands Cut A Shine and Kidnap Alice including Joe Buirski on double bass, banjo and voice, Jerry Bloom on fiddle, and also Ally McAuley on guitar and voice. Recently formed the band has already headlined National Banjo Day in London, appeared at The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as well as appearing at major events such as Bestival. The band plays classic bluegrass & hillbilly music. The band has also featured Joe Hymas "Hippie Joe" as an occasional guest musician on mandolin.

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Danni Nicholls

on Sat, 8 Nov 2014 at Northampton NN Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

"A Little Redemption fulfils all the promise of its gestation and more. Entirely crowd funded, it slips effortlessly between smoky soul, folk-pop and heart-wrenching alt-country, all in a rich voice somewhere between Ms [Emmylou] Harris and Alison Krauss." - Andy Fyfe, Q Magazine, 4 stars (June 2013) "Just Terrific" - Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 Tickets £4 on the door (£3 adv from the cafe or online) Doors 7.30pm / Starts 8pm

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Rag Mama Rag: Shammick Abroad

on Sun, 9 Nov 2014 at South Molton The George Hotel Doors 8.00 pm for 8.30 start

Having had an absolutely brilliant night with Rag Mama Rag in 2012, Shammick Acoustic felt that they should reach a wider audience, so decided to present them at a Shammick Abroad concert in South Molton. Ashley and Deborah Dow really are the bee's knees when it comes to Country Blues, creating an exceptionally full and hard-driving rhythmic sound to get audiences' feet tapping. Very much based in the 1920s and '30s, their range of material is nevertheless very varied, encompassing Mississippi Blues, East Coast Ragtime, early white Country tunes, original compositions, and other regional styles of the period. The songs are accompanied with a full range of appropriate guitars as well as ukulele, plus harmonica and percussion. Touring non-stop in Europe over the last ten years or more, this duo has clocked up well over 2000 concerts, and played at many major festivals. For those who've seen them before, no persuasion will be needed to be at this concert; for those who haven't, don't miss the opportunity to see some of the best blues music on offer!

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Matthew Fox And Dan Phelps

on Sun, 9 Nov 2014 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

Matthew Fox Matthew Fox is a guitarist and songwriter whose Georgia and Texas roots run deep. He has steeped himself in a variety of styles from acoustic and bottleneck blues to swing and his acclaimed originals are rooted in the great Texas story-song tradition. Matthew has appeared on stages, radio programs and at workshops throughout the US, United Kingdom and Scandinavia and is a proud endorser of Big Hollow Guitars, Diamond Bottlenecks and Elixir Strings. www.matthewfoxmusic.com Matthew is so facile with the guitar, with such an easy-going stage presence, that you don't really care what his left and right hand are doing (as a guitarist watching another), you are only being carried off to where he is taking you. - John Bauman, Acoustic Guitar magazine's Guitar Talk Dan Phelps Dan Phelps is an Illinois native who has been performing acoustic blues for over 25 years. He has played all over the U.S. as well as the UK and Europe. His CD releases have met with critical acclaim in US and British blues magazines such as Blues Revue and Blues and Rhythm magazines. In addition to packing small clubs as well as large theaters, Phelps has shared festival billing with the likes of Pat Donohue, Woody Mann, and Alvin Youngblood Hart and many others. www.danphelpsblues.com "Phelps' following is justified... with a strong, percussive attack on steel guitar and powerful vocals." - Blues and Rhythm Magazine

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Luka Bloom

on Sun, 9 Nov 2014 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors 7pm, Show starts 8pm

With a poet's heart and a rocker's soul, Luka Bloom is regarded as one of Ireland's best-respected contemporary folk artists, having produced 20 albums since the 1970s, Bloom continues to push the boundaries of what his music can do, and he is still making provocative, poetic music that delves deep into the intricacies of the human soul and pulls out the nuggets and puts them in a song. Kevin Barry Moore, as he was named in the beginning, came from the land of St Brigid in Co. Kildare, Ireland. It was in a musical family he was brought up; he is the younger brother of renowned singer and songwriter Christy Moore. On his way to New York, where he settled in 1987, he decided to embrace fully the change of leaving the homeland and became officially for the first time Luka (from Suzanne Vega's song of the same name) Bloom (Joyce's great Dubliner from Ulysses. Luka Bloom has the power to bring audiences to a hush as his poetic lyrics bounce over melodies in a beautiful, captivating way. The same artist can rouse the spirit of the audience to the ceiling when he changes the tempo. Luka has a brand new album, Head and Heart, released in spring of 2014. 'someone whose quest is far from over, but whose comfort in his own skin bears testament to a road well travelled. And the music's not half-bad either. Magnificent.' - SIOBHÁN LONG - THE IRISH TIMES 'Bloom never fails to deliver an entertaining show, and you are hereby advised to catch him at a town near you.' - MIKE FARRAGHER - IRISH VOICE

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Ferocious Dog

on Sun, 9 Nov 2014 at Southampton The Talking Heads Doors: 7.30pm

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The Hut People

on Sun, 9 Nov 2014 at Bristol The Folk House 7.30pm

Ash Keys Music presents www.ashkeysmusic.com for more details http://theolddanceschool.com/ Duelling fiddles, soaring brass crescendos, and irresistible grooves, The Old Dance School's genre defying live show charts their remarkable journey from ballet school basement jam sessions and cowshed rehearsals, to remote lighthouses, to headline appearances at international festivals. This November, the septet from Birmingham bring their expansive, cinematic sound to Bristol as part of their autumn tour. Championed by BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris, expect provocative songs of Gannet hunters, taxidermists and windfarms delivered with an extraordinary virtuosity and vitality that has received plaudits throughout the UK, including Songlines Top Of The World, and The Scotsman's Album of the Year.

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Boo Hewerdine

on Sun, 9 Nov 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Boo Hewerdine

on Sun, 9 Nov 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Blackbeard's Tea Party

on Sun, 9 Nov 2014 at Leicester The Musician Doors 8.00pm

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Marnhull Acoustic Sessions Presents Moulettes

on Sun, 9 Nov 2014 at Marnhull Village Hall Doors 7PM

The Moulettes return to Marnhull Village Hall after last years fantastic show. With their new album Constellations receiving rave reviews and shows selling out across the country come and see them in this wonderfully intimate venue.

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Hannah Robinson

on Sun, 9 Nov 2014 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

Hannah's album launch. This brilliant young singer songwriter has been reviewed and gloriously celebrated in R2, Maverick and Daily Echo. Hannah has graced the stages of most festivals in the South and stunned audiences with her soulful delivery of song. Highly recommended.

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Hannah Robinson

on Sun, 9 Nov 2014 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

Hannah's album launch. This brilliant young singer songwriter has been reviewed and gloriously celebrated in R2, Maverick and Daily Echo. Hannah has graced the stages of most festivals in the South and stunned audiences with her soulful delivery of song. Highly recommended.

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Ruarri Joseph

on Sun, 9 Nov 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Cornish singer-songwriter Ruarri Joseph (his first name is pronounced like 'brewery', in case you were wondering...) making an inventive fusion of blues, rock and soul, inspired by the likes of Tom Waits, Elliott Smith and Django Reindhart. Packed full of laidback, lilting folk, Joseph... is a place apart from the more forlorn, angst-ridden offerings from the singer-songwriter canon and more akin to the summery tunes of Van Morrison, Stephen Stills, or even Nick Drake.' (In The News). Inspired by Bob Dylan, the singer song-writer's work has also earned him favourable comparisons to the chart-topping pop savvy sounds of Damian Rice and David Gray, artists which through no coincidence Joseph now shares management with. "One of our best songwriters and lyricists"(The Times). "Dylan had he grown up in Cornwall" (NME). "An intimacy somewhere between Bon Iver and Cat Stevens" (Uncut).

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Nick Harper

on Sun, 9 Nov 2014 at London The Borderline Doors 7pm

14+ under 16's to be accompanied by an adult Nick Harper www.harperspace.com Son of the legendary UK singer-songwriter Roy Harper, Nick was born in London and raised in Wiltshire. Having played the guitar from the age of 10 and surrounded by the likes of Keith Moon, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and Dave Gilmour as he grew up, it was no surprise when Nick made his recording debut on his father's Whatever Happened to Jugula? in 1985. A busy 2013 saw Nick on a major UK solo tour in support of his 8th studio album 'Riven'. An epic recording with legendary producer Tchad Blake at the helm. Nick has also found time to play on new recordings with Lana Del Rey, Newton Faulkner and Steven Wilson this year, via his 6th appearance at Glastonbury Festival, whilst also running his own charity concert/walk in deepest Wiltshire in August - Devil's Den Rocks!

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Lands End - Bluegrass & Beyond

on Sun, 9 Nov 2014 at London Harrisons Bar 8.00pm

"top notch musicianship and a great range of material, they went down a storm" - True North Music LANDS END are a diverse group of young musicians who crossed paths in 2012 at the UK's premier bluegrass workshop, Sore Fingers, which is held annually in Oxfordshire. Originally formed for a one-off show, the band, who have been tutored by some of the most prolific names in bluegrass, made such an impact in their first performance they couldn't possibly stop there! Over the past two years they have enthused audiences in Ireland, England and Germany, recorded their debut EP "The Border Sessions" and have established Lands End as one of the top bluegrass acts on the British Isles. They will bring high energy bluegrass to The Harrison! http://landsendbluegrassband.com/ Advance tickets: £6 (incl. booking fee) Door: £7

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Dick Gaughan

on Sun, 9 Nov 2014 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

DICK GAUGHAN was brought up immersed in the musical traditions and culture of the Gaels, both Scots and Irish, which naturally, therefore, provide the foundation for everything he does. He has been a professional musician and singer since January 1970 (2014 is his 67th year on the planet), has been playing guitar since the age of seven and made his first solo album in 1971 (No More Forever). Working in the broad milieu of folk music Dick has recorded extensively in many countries and in various combinations with other musicians and has also worked extensively as a session musician in a wide variety of musical styles. Dick Gaughan was an early member of the Boys of the Lough and is on their first album. He was with the now-legendary Scottish folk-rock band, Five Hand Reel, making three albums with them in the 1970's. In the 1990's he founded and produced the short-lived but quite extraordinary ensemble Clan Alba. According to a critics poll in fRoots, he recorded the best album of the 1980's (Handful of Earth: Topic) Well known for his forthright and long-time consistently held, oft-expressed political views Dick gives voice to an uncompromising solidarity with the flotsam and jetsam of tunnel-vision global capitalism: the victims, the helpless, the wronged, the fighters, the brawny working-class bravehearts who made capitalism work (after a fashion). In more recent years Dick has composed and arranged music for films and television dramas and his 90-minute orchestral work, Timewaves, was performed as the closing concert at the 2004 Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow. He also had a commissioned orchestral work performed at Celtic Connections in January 2007 called Treaty 300 (three hundred years since the Act of Union between England and Scotland). Dick has collaborated successfully over the past year or two with Canadian reggae act The Jason Wilson Band (feat. Dave Swarbrick and Pee Wee Ellis) while, at the same time, performing with his own 7-piece band (feat The Bevvy Sisters) for the occasional gig. In December 2009 Dick was honoured by being inducted into the Scots Trad Music Hall of Fame. Then, less than two months later in London, he received a Lifetime (not yet!) Achievement Award at BBC Radio 2's annual Folk Awards ceremony. Dick is the only performer to have been so honoured by his musical peers both north and south of the Border. JIM PAGE is an American singer and guitar player, a song writer and story teller. He was born in California in 1949. He got his start in the bars and coffee houses of the lower Bay Area in 60s. The music and artistic experimentation of those days made a big impression, and have stayed with him ever since. On New Year's Day of 1970 he headed to New York City, arrived with a broken fleece lined jacked and 34 cents in his pocket, borrowed a guitar and started hitting the clubs of Greenwich Village. But the scene had changed and he headed to Seattle. Once in Seattle Jim took the whole town to be his stage. In 1974, after being threatened with arrest, Jim took on the Seattle City Government to legalise street performing. It was a landmark case and Seattle is now open for buskers of all styles. In 1975 Jim recorded his first album of original music, a vinyl LP called A Shot Of The Usual, released on his own label. Two other albums followed in rapid succession. In 1977 Jim journeyed to the UK for the Cambridge Folk Festival. He was off and running and spent the next 6 years almost constantly on the road. He recorded two albums for a Swedish label called Nacksving and one for WEA Ireland. It was in Ireland that Christy Moore first heard Jim's song Hiroshima Nagasaki Russian Roulette, and made it a permanent part of his repertoire. To date, Jim's songs have been covered by The Doobie Brothers, Christy Moore, The Moving Hearts, Dick Gaughan, Roy Bailey, David Soul, and Michael Hedges. Jim returned to the States in '83 and began re-establishing himself as a solo artiste and a player in the Northwest music scene. Fast forward to the 21st century and Jim is busy with multiple projects in simultaneous array constant solo performance, plus various ensemble configurations, leading to more albums. Jim continues to write and to perform and to experiment with form and ensemble, and his songs continue to be pertinent and expressive of our times. To quote the late Utah Phillips: If you're ever going to get the message, this is the messenger to get it from. And Christy Moore: Every now and again I encounter a singer who gives me a glimmer of hope. Jim Page carries the light.

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Robb Johnson: Gentlemen At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 9 Nov 2014 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub Doors open around 7:30 pm

Marking Remembrance day on the centenary of the start of the First World War with this very special evening. Robb Johnson presents his critically acclaimed song cycle in which he explores the relationship of his grandfathers generation to the experience of the trenches and follows it's legacy and continuing impact on them and on us. 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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Ray Cooper Aka Chopper From Oysterband

on Sun, 9 Nov 2014 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ray Cooper, formerly Chopper of Oysterband, will be presenting songs from his second solo album 'Palace of Tears', released in September. Recorded in a log cabin in Sweden, this album sees a departure from the more historical themes of his first album and establishes him firmly as a singer/songwriter. 'It is a bittersweet album about living and working in Northern Europe over the last quarter century. I tried to avoid nostalgia but many songs deal with the past and how it can never be reclaimed' On stage Ray sings and plays cello, guitar and harmonica. For this show, he is joined by Rowan Godel on backing vocals.

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Mairearad And Anna / Tea And Tunes

on Sun, 9 Nov 2014 at Inverness Glen Urquhart Public Hall 4pm

Two of Scotland's most renowned multi-instrumentalists, Mairearad Green (accordion, bagpipes, voice) and Anna Massie (guitar, banjo, fiddle) are a truly captivating duo. With an instantly warm and friendly stage presence they have an intuitive approach to each other's musical ideas and interpretations, delivering highly energetic, mesmerising performances accompanied by premium-grade banter. We're proud to welcome them to Drumnadrochit at the end of their English and Scottish tour. Tea and home baking included in ticket price and served during the interval.

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Mairearad And Anna / Tea And Tunes

on Sun, 9 Nov 2014 at Inverness Glen Urquhart Public Hall 4pm

Two of Scotland's most renowned multi-instrumentalists, Mairearad Green (accordion, bagpipes, voice) and Anna Massie (guitar, banjo, fiddle) are a truly captivating duo. With an instantly warm and friendly stage presence they have an intuitive approach to each other's musical ideas and interpretations, delivering highly energetic, mesmerising performances accompanied by premium-grade banter. We're proud to welcome them to Drumnadrochit at the end of their English and Scottish tour. Tea and home baking included in ticket price and served during the interval.

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Pocket Caravan

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pocket Caravan explores the fascinating rhythms and fiery dances of the world .The ensemble began after a chance encounter between South Brazilian violinist Felipe Karam and British guitarist Peter Michaels. Both had composed music inspired by places they had lived, and recorded their debut album Landscapes in 2008, with many guests joining them in the studio. After touring the UK, they recorded live at the Forge Concert hall in Camden Town, under the venue's own label. The resulting album, 7 Steps From The Border, explored the power of music to cross seemingly closed borders.During a recent tour of Brazil, from the Amazon down to the Uruguayan border, and ending with a series of concerts in Salvador, the group recorded their third album. Entitled THR3E and released in 2013, the album explores music with three at its core - waltzes, Chamamés, music of the Candomble religion and African polyrhythms. The duo's performances take the listener from the barn dances of Northern Brazil to the gypsy circles of Spain via the Gaucho campfires of Uruguay, combining live looping, improvisation and traditional techniques to celebrate the shared influences of music around the globe.

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Shropshire Roots Present: The Unwanted

on Sun, 9 Nov 2014 at Shrewsbury The Hive Doors open 7.00pm, Show starts 7.45pm

The Unwanted is a group consisting of Cathy Jordan, Rick Epping and Seamie O'Dowd. Between them, they encompass a vast range of the music of Ireland, America, and other places geographically and culturally linked to these lands that encircle the Atlantic Ocean. From the rich traditions of both sides of the Atlantic have come the source and inspiration of the music of The Unwantedthree Sligo-based musicians, each with exceptional talent and a lifetime dedication to their music. Roscommon born Cathy Jordan, lead singer for acclaimed group Dervish, moves effortlessly and with soaring voice between Sean-nós, Appalachian ballad and contemporary folksong, lending rich accompaniment on bodhrán and tenor guitar. Her engaging stage presence and easy interaction with the audience turns a simple concert into an evening at home among good friends. Sligo native Séamus O'Dowd (guitar, fiddle, harmonica) grew up steeped in the tradition of Sligo fiddling, early on expanding his repertoire to include the New World traditions and today he is as accomplished playing blues on slide guitar as he is playing jigs and reels. Seamus is well known both from his years with Dervish and from his performing with the best of Irish traditional musicians such as piper Liam O'Flynn and accordionist Máirtín O'Connor. Rick Epping (harmonica, concertina, banjo, jaw harp), a native of California, has been moving back and forth between Ireland and the United States for over 35 years and has been playing the music of both lands since childhood. Having played with musical greats as varied as Bill Monroe, Texas bluesman Mance Lipscomb and Irish accordionist Joe Cooley, Rick brings to the group a wealth of experience and authentic style. Together, The Unwanted demonstrate a deep understanding and appreciation of the music of both the Old World and the New, and together they have created a seamless fusion of these traditions, showing that the process of transformation arising from the musical ebb and flow along the Atlantic Fringe continues today. Wherever they perform, The Unwanted are finding that they are welcome and very much wanted, indeed.

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Jim Moray

on Mon, 10 Nov 2014 at London St Pancras Old Church Doors Open 7:30pm, Live Music starts 8:00pm

The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ----------------------- You think you know folk music and then someone like Jim Moray comes along. He comes bearing Skulk, a fifth album of soulful English music, plus a sheaf of industry awards and the wherewithal to locate folk music in its rightful landscape: the modern world. In Jim's vision, the oral tradition is electrified, not only technically but emotionally. Jim Moray sees pop, rock and folk all as parts of the same musical world - because they are. He has known no other way to think about music. From his debut, BBC Folk Award-winning album in 2003, Sweet England, through Jim Moray (2006), Low Culture (2008: fRoots Critics Poll Best Album Award-winner and Mojo Folk Album of the Year) and In Modern History (2010), Moray's career has been a continuous avowal of folk's relevance to contemporary life and its total indivisibility from the impulses which shape the very best rock and pop. He deploys beatboxes and melodeons, electric guitars and thumb pianos, mandolins and rappers. He sings with the kind of English soul which has no home century.

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Ian Siegal & Jimbo Mathus

on Mon, 10 Nov 2014 at Edinburgh The Voodoo Rooms 7PM

Monday 10 November 2014 Edinburgh Blues Club present IAN SIEGAL & JIMBO MATHUS + Ryan Morcombe Roots To The Core Tour In November, Ian Siegal will tour as a duo with the Grammy-nominated songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Mississippi, Jimbo Mathus. They will perform 22 shows in England, N. Ireland, Scotland, Belgium and Holland. For devotees of blues and Americana, Ian Siegal needs no introduction. He's the seven-times British Blues Awards winner, the European Blues Awards winner, and US Blues Music Awards nominee. He's sung with the prestigious ONJ orchestra in Paris and Edinburgh, toured in 25 countries, and his latest CD is a BBC recording made at the Royal Albert Hall. http://iansiegal.com Siegal first met Mathus in 2013 when he dropped by the Zebra Ranch studio in Coldwater Mississippi to contribute some banjo and mandolin parts to a Siegal recording. The two discovered a shared passion for many of the same musical influences. Now, when someone has found fame with a band called Squirrel Nut Zippers (as Mathus did when he formed this alt-Americana outfit), you know you're in for something different! An almost overnight sensation, The Zippers played at the Second inauguration of President Bill Clinton and the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Their albums achieved gold and platinum sales. Then, at their peak and in classic music industry style amid disastrous lawsuits, the Squirrel Nut Zippers were no more. Mathus went on to pursue a variety of musical projects. Among these he toured and recorded with Buddy Guy (catalyzing the distinct approach of Guy's Sweet tea album), and is a founding member of the South Memphis String Band with long-time collaborators Luther Dickinson and Alvin Youngblood Hart. It is 16 years since Mathus last toured in Europe. With the resurgence of blues and Americana on this side of the Atlantic he has timed his return just right. Welcome back Jimbo! http://jimbomathus.com Ryan Morcombe Ryan Morcombe is a 25 year old Blues Folk singer-songwriter from Whitburn. For a young guy, Ryan Morecombe has an old soul. He's been, as he puts it, 'Kicking around' for over two years, working his way through venues which include King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Nice 'N' Sleazy, Henry's Cellar, The Dreadnought Rock Club, Bathgate Music Festival and The Leith Folk Club; and has performed as far afield as Amsterdam. Morecombe plays a harmonica live, to go with his strumming humming alter-ego from American's dirty south. He was recently been featured in the "New Music" section of the Daily Record where he received very praising reviews. He has garnered radio play on some local and online radio stations, including east coast FM and Sugar Radio. Earlier this year, Ryan released his debut EP, "Propped Up By Bones" available for free download from www.lesfritespetites.co.uk When I first stumbled across Ryan Morcombe I stopped and did a double take, wailing harmonica and jangling guitar, an old soul in a young man's body. The Daily Record "I took a double-take upon hearing one of his tracks 'Bleeding Dry'. It's a dusty ol' Delta blues number in the vein of Big Joe Williams, or to use a more contemporary comparison, Willis Earl Beal. It's refreshing to hear real blues, not that tacky put blues your old history teacher use to play, being played truthfully and honestly." Mikey Rush, Go Guide Magazine http://www.facebook.com/RyanAtTheDisco

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Zhok Hora Klezmer Band

on Mon, 10 Nov 2014 at Sheffield St Andrew's Psalter Lane Church 7 - 9 pm

The band performs traditional Jewish East European repertoire as well as contemporary klezmer-inspired music from the UK

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Hatful Of Rain

on Mon, 10 Nov 2014 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

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Hatful Of Rain

on Mon, 10 Nov 2014 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

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Treacherous Orchestra

on Mon, 10 Nov 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7.30pm

The Treacherous Orchestra is comprised of some of Scotland's finest musicians. Formed originally to play the Celtic Connections Festival Club, Glasgow, UK in 2004, and with personnel from some of Scotland's most well known Folk/World acts (Peatbog Faeries, Salsa Celtica and the Old Blind Dogs to name but three) they have roared onto the circuit and play their own innovative variation of Scottish traditional music. Their debut album Origins was launched at Celtic Connection in 2012 and this is their first visit to the Universal Hall in this incarnation although many of the musicians have played here with other acts.

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Treacherous Orchestra

on Mon, 10 Nov 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7.30pm

The Treacherous Orchestra is comprised of some of Scotland's finest musicians. Formed originally to play the Celtic Connections Festival Club, Glasgow, UK in 2004, and with personnel from some of Scotland's most well known Folk/World acts (Peatbog Faeries, Salsa Celtica and the Old Blind Dogs to name but three) they have roared onto the circuit and play their own innovative variation of Scottish traditional music. Their debut album Origins was launched at Celtic Connection in 2012 and this is their first visit to the Universal Hall in this incarnation although many of the musicians have played here with other acts.

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Treacherous Orchestra

on Mon, 10 Nov 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7.30pm

The Treacherous Orchestra is comprised of some of Scotland's finest musicians. Formed originally to play the Celtic Connections Festival Club, Glasgow, UK in 2004, and with personnel from some of Scotland's most well known Folk/World acts (Peatbog Faeries, Salsa Celtica and the Old Blind Dogs to name but three) they have roared onto the circuit and play their own innovative variation of Scottish traditional music. Their debut album Origins was launched at Celtic Connection in 2012 and this is their first visit to the Universal Hall in this incarnation although many of the musicians have played here with other acts.

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Mike Zeto & The Wheelwith Samantha Fish

on Mon, 10 Nov 2014 at Oxford Jericho Tavern 8PM until 11pm

FOR MORE INFO GO TO http://www.famousmondayblues.co.uk

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Mike Zeto & The Wheelwith Samantha Fish

on Mon, 10 Nov 2014 at Oxford Jericho Tavern 8PM until 11pm

FOR MORE INFO GO TO http://www.famousmondayblues.co.uk

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Rick Shea

on Mon, 10 Nov 2014 at Brighton The Greys 8:30pm

From the honky tonks of San Bernadino, California, with a voice that brings to mind Merle Haggard, Tom Russell, Jimmie Dale Gilmore or Brooks Williams Rick Shea's a masterful guitar player. His songs show their Bakersfield and Mexicali influences of the Southwest infused with Western swing and a sharp eye for story detail. I'm so pleased he asked to come and play in Brighton on this new European tour.

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Best Seat Sessions: Pip Mountjoy

on Mon, 10 Nov 2014 at Birmingham Cherry Reds Doors 7pm, Starts 7.30pm

Pip Mountjoy Pip Mountjoy is a 20 year old, folk-pop singer songwriter from Yorkshire. Championed by BBC Introducing, she has toured extensively, from the most intimate back rooms of the UK folk circuit to major festivals such as Glastonbury, Isle of Wight & Cambridge Folk, supporting the likes of Ryan Adams & John Smith, leaving audiences "simultaneously entertained, depressed, amused, bemused and delighted". There is a subtlety to Pip's acoustic guitar and haunting vocals that captivates. She describes her writing as 'confessional poetry', her lyrics evoke powerful themes of nature, a fervent wanderlust, as well as the human tragedies of loss, heartbreak and the experience of being out of place in a hostile world; all with a healthy side of sarcasm and dark British humour. Channelled into her live performance, this poetry achieves a more emotional resonance: raw, painfully honest and sung with a beauty that justifies those frequent comparisons to Laura Marling. Ask about influences, and you'll hear the names of Ryan Adams, The Tallest Man on Earth and Laura Marling, alongside staples from the US alt-folk scene Okkervil River, The Avett Brothers, Bon Iver, and Fleet Foxes. But Pip's music carries an identity all of its own, her on-stage humour and enchanting vocals come together with powerful lyrics in a unique talent. Absolutely fantastic live act, I think she's set to be a star - BBC Introducing (Lyndsey Boggis, BBC Intro Exec Producer) Subtle songwriting and haunting vocals... Mountjoy is wise beyond her years - The Ruckus Robert Lane Robert Lane is a Guitarist, Songwriter and Singer based in Birmingham. He has supported a wide range of performers including Nell Bryden, Alice Gold, Monument Valley, Cattle and Cane, Edwina Hayes, Steve Gibbons, Dan Whitehouse and Steve Ajao. (his) songs all have a fantastic melodic corereally intrigued by the melodyit's particularly sweet Alan Clifford BBC Radio Nottingham drivetime "Lane is another prime example of the sheer amount of talent we have residing in the Midlands at the moment, and a valuable addition to the Birmingham music scene as a whole." Luke Deakin, Counteract Magazine

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Sam Baker

on Tue, 11 Nov 2014 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30PM

Imagine Steve Earle, Shane MacGowan and Johnny Cash jamming in a back street Texas bar when in comes Nick Cave and the spirit of Townes Van Zandt. Sam Baker is a great songwriter and is fast becoming one of the biggest underground Americana success stories of recent years.

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Bright Season

on Tue, 11 Nov 2014 at Sheffield St Andrew's Psalter Lane Church 7 - 9 pm

This folk trio bring together influences from the traditional music of England and Scandinavia to deliver foot-stomping tunes, dramatic ballads and heart-warming harmonies

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Ibibio Sound Machine

on Tue, 11 Nov 2014 at Manchester Gorilla Doors 7:30pm

We're hugely excited to have the afro-funk meets electronic pop talent of Ibibio Sound Machine headlining the extravaganza. Fronted by British/Nigerian vocalist Eno Williams, they're the breakout World Music sensation of 2014, having garnered acclaim from NME, Q, The Quietus, Sunday Times, and The Guardian since releasing their self-titled debut album. What's the reason for all the fuss? It's simply the way the band merge traditional afro-beat structure with contemporary dance flourishes, gospel-tinged harmonies, sumptuous brass, thundering sub-bass, and retro-synth samples.

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Winter Mountain

on Tue, 11 Nov 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Hailing from the shores of Cornwall and Donegal, Winter Mountain blend melodic folk songs, heartfelt lyrics and two voices in a sound reminiscent of a time before digital recording when the emphasis fell on the importance of live performance, the power of harmony and the essence of the song. After support tours with Seth Lakeman, Cara Dillon and Rosanne Cash, and festival appearances too many to mention here the band will embark on their second tour of 2014 in November. They're amazingawesome harmony singing and such beautiful songs! (Rosanne Cash) an utterly fabulous record!! barely a wasted note on the whole album (Album of the Week - The Sunday Express 5/5) Winter Mountain make 'em like they used to, and three cheers for that (Maverick 4/4) A great gig, beautiful songs. You really must see them (Janice Long, BBC Radio)

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Martha Tilston & The Scientists

on Tue, 11 Nov 2014 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 Tue, 11 Nov 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

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

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John Smith

on Wed, 12 Nov 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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John Smith

on Wed, 12 Nov 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Ray Cooper

on Wed, 12 Nov 2014 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath Doors 7.15pm, start 7.45pm

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Ruarri Joseph

on Wed, 12 Nov 2014 at Leicester The Crumblin' Cookie 8pm

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Dick Gaughan & Jim Page

on Wed, 12 Nov 2014 at Sheffield The Greystones Doors - 7.30pm, Show - 8.00pm

Dick Gaughan is Scotland's most passionate troubadour, a singer and guitarist whose performances both burn with a fierce conviction and smoulder with equally heartfelt compassion. The only performer to hold the dual honours of a Lifetime Achievement Award from BBC Radio 2's Folk Awards and induction into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame, Dick Gaughan makes a welcome return to Sheffield for an intimate concert at The Greystones following his previous sold-out concerts at the venue! Unusually, since Dick nearly always tours solo in the UK, he is touring on this occasion with an opening act. This performer will be Jim Page, a great songwriter and singer from Seattle, USA, who Dick has long admired. Jim is possibly best known over here for writing the song, "Hiroshima Nagasaki Russian Roulette", with which Christy Moore had great success some years ago. DICK GAUGHAN "The art of contemporary and traditional song by a singer and guitar player of rare quality and integrity; a totally unique experience, there's nobody remotely like him" - Brunswick Music Festival. "He has one of the finest and most sublime voices on the planet, capable of capturing the heart with the most tender of traditional ballads in one moment and stirring the fire of the spirit with his uncompromising commentary on social injustice in the next... an unforgettable artist, able to change the way that you think and feel through the power of music" - Appleseed Recordings. "A truly masterful performer" - Folk Roots "Gaughan is absolutely one of the best in the world" - Frets Magazine JIM PAGE Jim's been writing great topical songs for as long as I can remember, bringing his acute wit and wry humor to a host of subjects that can really use both. In the tradition of  Woody and Dylan, he cuts right to the heart with music you actually enjoy listening to. I'm a longtime admirer. -  Bonnie Raitt Every now and again I encounter a singer who gives me a glimmer of hope. Jim Page carries the light. - Christy Moore Jim Page's songs get right to the point.  He looks at the world clearly and reports what he sees with compassion, humor and a biting sense of irony.  And boy! can he sing and play.  If you're ever going to get the message, this is the messenger to get it from. -  U. Utah Phillips Tikets also available from the venue daily until 6pm

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Sharon Shannon With Alan Connor

on Wed, 12 Nov 2014 at Salisbury The Chapel Doors 7.30pm

Irish accordian queen Sharon Shannon takes a trip through 21 years of her back catalogue, joined by multi-intramentalist and singer Alan Connor. Doors 7.30pm Support 8pm £2.50 from the sale of each ticket goes to Salisbury Hospice.

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Wild Willy Barrett's French Connection

on Wed, 12 Nov 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Directed by God Father of grunge folk Wild Willy Barrett, this dynamic quartet returns to the UK with an oo -la-la as French chanteuse Aurora Colson takes centre stage, while the musicians demonstrate their individual talents. Captivating audiences both English and French alike with her compelling and expressive vocals, she effortlessly tackles a wide range of styles from Gypsy jazz to traditional Celtic, with hint of Bluegrass and Piaf thrown into the mix. Innovative arrangements beautifully performed on instruments including the guitar, cello, fiddle, banjo and uilleann pipes, all overlaid with a large dose of wry humour. A unique and unforgettable evening.

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Alistair Anderson Upstairs At The Shakespeare Sheffield

on Wed, 12 Nov 2014 at Sheffield Shakespeare's Pub Doors at 7:30PM, Music starts at 8PM

As a touring soloist, with no less than 37 tours of the USA, 5 trips to Australia and countless European tours to his credit, Alistair Anderson is internationally acknowledged as the master of the English Concertina and a fine exponent of the Northumbrian Pipes. He delights audiences with the lyrical slow airs and lively dance tunes of Northumberland and with his own music, which has grown out of his love of traditional music. His appeal as a musician lies not only in his remarkable handling of the English Concertina and Northumbrian Pipes. It is also a result of his total involvement in his music, his absolute sincerity, which succeeds in reaching a far wider audience than his classification as a folk musician would suggest. The Stage The pleasure comes chiefly from the excellence of the playing; that particular delight which comes from anything superbly done. The concertina emerges as a flexible and sensitive instrument; in the hands of a player of Anderson's quality it is amazing what it can achieve. The Guardian He remains one of this country's most majestic and inclusive instrumentalists Colin Irwin fROOTS

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The Magic Lantern + Kevin Pearce

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ THE MAGIC LANTERN: 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, his songs sound deceptively simple at first but open up to reveal a warmth, humour and wisdom that belie his age. '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. It will be released on 29 September on Smugglers Records. Very, very special - Lauren Laverne, BBC6 Music "Bitter sweet, beautiful music" - Verity Sharp, BBC Radio 3 Late Junction "An exciting new talent" - Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 www.the-magic-lantern.co.uk ----------------------------------------------------------------- KEVIN PEARCE: "A keening vocal reminiscent of Cat Stevens" - The Independent "Absolutely Beautiful" - Frank Skinner, Absolute Radio "The Finest Songs" - Mojo Following his extensive touring with Turin Brakes and shows with Beth Orton, Kevin Pearce is releasing his new album 'Dynamite' which also includes a graphic novel of the same name alongside the release that Pearce has written. The lyrics to the album are embedded in the story of the graphic novel entwining the two as a Multi-Media release. The character 'Dynamite' exists in both song and image form to tell the story of a man who's compassion is as forefront as his vengeance and lack of concern for social consequence, which are fuelled by his reaction to the unbalanced society he finds himself living in. The new record also sees a remarkable and enigmatic vocal collaboration with Olly Knights ( of Turin Brakes ) and Tom Mcrae in the track 'Bedlam' . It was recorded at Pearce's home studio in Mistley, Essex, and mastered by Sheffield's Dean Honer ( Eccentronic Research Council, I Monster, Add N to X )

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No Impact Man (a Documentary)

on Wed, 12 Nov 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7.30pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, FILM STARTS AT 8pm. Running Time: 93 Minutes All seating is unallocated. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8pm. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Can you save the planet without driving your partner crazy? In November 2006, author Colin Beavan, his wife, Michelle Conlin and their two year-old daughter, Isabella began the No Impact Man project. The goal: to make as little environmental impact as possible while living on lower 5th Avenue in Manhattan. Before the project began, Colin and his family were SUV driving, fast food eating New Yorkers who would assuage their guilt with some good old American retail therapy. But Colin grew weary of his political convictions not lining up with his personal habits. So, in order to walk the talk, he decided for his next book to embrace a carbon-free, environmental friendly lifestyle and call himself No Impact Man. For starters, that would mean no trash, no electricity, no cars, no TV, and no buying anything new for an entire year. The documentary feature film, NO IMPACT MAN a film by Laura Gabbert and Justin Schein, presents an intimate emotional portrait of a couple struggling through a severe and protracted change in their way of life. Over the course of one year, the filmmakers documented what happens to a Colin and Michelle's emotional life as they alter their entire lifestyle. How do they cope with the constant stress and intermittent crises of such a rigorous way of living? Or, perhaps, when life is pared down, do some things become unexpectedly better and even easier?

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Lach

on Wed, 12 Nov 2014 at Cardiff The Full Moon 7:30pm

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"james Keelaghan" (canada) @ The Hungry Horse Folk Club With Hugh Mcmillan

on Thu, 13 Nov 2014 at Ellesmere Port Whitby Sports & Social Club Start 8-15pm until just after 11pm

Singer/Songwriter KEELAGHAN is a fantastic performer from Calgary, North America. He is well known on the British folk scene having played many a folk club and festival including Parkgate Folk Club. His baritone voice is a delight as is his guitar playing. He will be accompanied by bass and multi- instrumentalist Hugh McMillan who works brilliantly in tandem with James. We are proud to have such a high quality duo with us. Please book in advance if you can.

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Anais Mitchell

on Thu, 13 Nov 2014 at Reading South Street Doors 7.30pm

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Peter Knights Gigspanner

on Thu, 13 Nov 2014 at Bristol St Helens Church, Alveston Doors 7:30 Performance at 8;00 PM

Peter Knight came to fame as the fiddle player with Steeleye Span. He tours with the virtuoso group Feast of Fiddles but the best platform for Peters breathtaking fiddle playing is Gigspanner. Peter on fiddle is accompanied by Roger Flack on guitar and the mermerising Vincent Salzfaas on a collection of conga's with a djembe hidden in the middle somewhere. The music ranges from sensative folk songs to hell for leather reels with the occasional blues and improvisation. The music will ring in your ears for days after the concert.

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Boo Hewerdine

on Thu, 13 Nov 2014 at Witney Fat Lils Doors at 7.30pm / Live music from 8pm

Universally acclaimed as one of Britain's finest songwriters, with over one thousand published songs already recorded. He's written for the likes of Natalie Imbruglia, Mel C and Eddi Reader and will be playing material from his new album 'My Name In Brackets'

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Boo Hewerdine

on Thu, 13 Nov 2014 at Witney Fat Lils Doors at 7.30pm / Live music from 8pm

Universally acclaimed as one of Britain's finest songwriters, with over one thousand published songs already recorded. He's written for the likes of Natalie Imbruglia, Mel C and Eddi Reader and will be playing material from his new album 'My Name In Brackets'

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The Hut People

on Thu, 13 Nov 2014 at Newbury ACE Space 8pm

What do you get when you take an outstanding accordionist from the folk tradition (with a touch of African tribal music) and add an exceptional percussionist with a World and Jazz background (who has played with Beautiful South and Nina Simone)? Answer - wonderful folk music with an infectious rhythm. A mind-boggling array of exotic percussive instruments brings not only rhythm but colour and texture to the music that is something very special. It's not just the music that's special but the way it is delivered that needs to be experienced.

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The Hut People

on Thu, 13 Nov 2014 at Newbury ACE Space 8pm

What do you get when you take an outstanding accordionist from the folk tradition (with a touch of African tribal music) and add an exceptional percussionist with a World and Jazz background (who has played with Beautiful South and Nina Simone)? Answer - wonderful folk music with an infectious rhythm. A mind-boggling array of exotic percussive instruments brings not only rhythm but colour and texture to the music that is something very special. It's not just the music that's special but the way it is delivered that needs to be experienced.

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Crowdys Hill School Ceilidh 2014

on Thu, 13 Nov 2014 at Swindon The Moonrakers 7pm

Thursday 13th November 2014 Doors 7pm first dance 7.30pm The Crossways Suite The Moonrakers Cricklade Road, Swindon, SN2 5AA Featuring a live band with caller: The Cowshed Ceilidh Collective Tickets £6 adults, £4 children Available from school reception, by phone 01793 332400, or from www.wegottickets.com All proceeds to Friends of Crowdys Hill School

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Crowdys Hill School Ceilidh 2014

on Thu, 13 Nov 2014 at Swindon The Moonrakers 7pm

Thursday 13th November 2014 Doors 7pm first dance 7.30pm The Crossways Suite The Moonrakers Cricklade Road, Swindon, SN2 5AA Featuring a live band with caller: The Cowshed Ceilidh Collective Tickets £6 adults, £4 children Available from school reception, by phone 01793 332400, or from www.wegottickets.com All proceeds to Friends of Crowdys Hill School

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Chris Jagger

on Thu, 13 Nov 2014 at London Dublin Castle Doors at 8:00pm

With David Hatfield on bass Elliet Mackrell on the fiddle, Steve Laffy on drums, Charlie Hart on accordion and Chris on vocals and guitar.They have performed across the country for the past 6 years and have been recognized as playing soulful & tuneful music mostly with Chris's own tunes,but including a smattering of country, hillbilly and the Irish thrown in for good measure.They are happy to play for dancing or just listening to the acoustic combination of guitar, double bass and fiddle together with their voices adds up to a great evening of acoustic roots. Supporting Bands: THE CRACKED BELLES DANA IMMANUEL & THE ONE NINETY FIVE THE RUSTY SUNS Doors Open 7:45pm

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Will Kaufman: Hard Times And Hard Travellin' The Life Of Woody Guthrie

on Thu, 13 Nov 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm, 8.30pm show A captivating live documentary that sets the songs of Woody Guthrie in the context of the American 1930s. CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Will Kaufman: Hard Times And Hard Travellin' The Life Of Woody Guthrie

on Thu, 13 Nov 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm, 8.30pm show A captivating live documentary that sets the songs of Woody Guthrie in the context of the American 1930s. CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Jon Gomm

on Thu, 13 Nov 2014 at Airdrie Town Hall 7.30pm

To describe Jon Gomm as a singer songwriter does not really come close to what he is all about. He is a virtuoso guitartist with a unique playing style that will have your jaw on the floor but for all the guitar skills, it is his songs that shine and all wrapped up with his soulful vocals. Using just one acoustic guitar (with no overdubs or loops), Jon recreates complex drum patterns, flowing bass lines and blistering guitar workouts... at the same time. If you closed your eyes you would swear you were listening to a band. Jon is at the forefront of a acoustic guitar movement along with the likes of Andy McKee and has already had sell out tours of Canada, Portugal, Brazil, Ireland, UK and Australia this year. For more info on Jon, visit www.jongomm.com

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Foyle Folk Presents Part 1 - Robyn G. Shiels

on Thu, 13 Nov 2014 at Derry Sandino's 9.00pm

Foyle Folk Presents Part 1 Robyn G. Shiels Arborist Jonny Nutt

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Hickman And Cassidy

on Thu, 13 Nov 2014 at Combeinteignhead Village Hall 8.00pm Doors open 7.30pm

Transatlantic duo inspired by the traditions of America and Britain, Hickman and Cassidy's sound flows from the connection between British and American folk and is bursting with all the humour, heartbreak and excitement of these genres. James' emotive soaring vocals and driving guitar is complemented by Dan's ingenious and virtuosic fiddling for a truly impressive evening of high quality music. The lively English wit of Hickman is set against Cassidy's bone-dry irony and American drawl as they take audiences on a dynamic and unforgettable transatlantic journey.

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Hickman And Cassidy

on Thu, 13 Nov 2014 at Combeinteignhead Village Hall 8.00pm Doors open 7.30pm

Transatlantic duo inspired by the traditions of America and Britain, Hickman and Cassidy's sound flows from the connection between British and American folk and is bursting with all the humour, heartbreak and excitement of these genres. James' emotive soaring vocals and driving guitar is complemented by Dan's ingenious and virtuosic fiddling for a truly impressive evening of high quality music. The lively English wit of Hickman is set against Cassidy's bone-dry irony and American drawl as they take audiences on a dynamic and unforgettable transatlantic journey.

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Kitsyke Will

on Fri, 14 Nov 2014 at Reeth Memorial Hall Doors 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

Kitsyke Will on their comeback tour! This 70s North Yorkshire, UK three-piece folk group - the Englishman, the Scotsman and the Irishman - comprise Tony Bayliss (vocals, guitar, cittern), Bob Thomas (vocals, bodhran, Northumbrian pipes) and Peadar Long (clarinet, whistles, flute, saxophone, vocals).

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Kitsyke Will

on Fri, 14 Nov 2014 at Reeth Memorial Hall Doors 7.30pm for an 8pm start.

Kitsyke Will on their comeback tour! This 70s North Yorkshire, UK three-piece folk group - the Englishman, the Scotsman and the Irishman - comprise Tony Bayliss (vocals, guitar, cittern), Bob Thomas (vocals, bodhran, Northumbrian pipes) and Peadar Long (clarinet, whistles, flute, saxophone, vocals).

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Henry Priestman (the Christians)

on Fri, 14 Nov 2014 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette doors 7pm

http://www.henrypriestman.com/video/ Tickets £14 in advance or £17 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette. Contact 0191 3841412 for further information. Mix of seating (limited) and standing. Doors 7pm. Support around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. We now have an drinks licence. Real ales,lagers wines. ciders and spirits will be served along with OCC Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and of course soft drinks. About Henry it's absolutely brilliant.....he's found his voice! Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 Rough-hewn charm The Sunday Times Henry Priestman's songwriting skills have been honed through work with cult acts and chart-toppers, and his wry observations have been finely tuned into the kind of songs it's near impossible not to like. **** R2 .... a fine songwriter with an acerbic wit when it comes to his take on relationships, work, life ****½ Maverick Henry Priestman's new album 'The Last Mad Surge of Youth': After three years in the making, Henry Priestman's 'The Last Mad Surge of Youth' will be unleashed on UK listeners on 17th February 2014 through Proper Records. Eclectic, introspective and compelling, it was worth every second of the wait. Released in 2009 on Island Records, Priestman's first solo album, 'Chronicles of Modern Life', earned him plaudits as a songwriter. It was written in three weeks and recorded in less than a month, Henry explains, I started this new one in 2010, expecting to get it done quickly to capitalise on the relative success of the first. I had a version almost ready, then sadly my mum died and ten months later my mother-in-law died. Suddenly rushing out an album didn't seem that high up on the agenda. Furthermore, I started writing more songs better suited to where I was up to in my life. Consequently, it's a more poignant and reflective album (and slightly less of a Chronicles Of Modern Life part II) than the original version would have been. It feels like a step forward rather than more of the same. More than 35 years in the music industry have helped bring some seasoned guests to the album. 'The Last Mad Surge of Youth' features the talents of Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Katriona Gilmore (Gilmore & Roberts), Graham Gouldman of 10cc, Paul Simpson (The Wild Swans) & Probyn Gregory (Brian Wilson/Beach Boys). The album's opener 'At The End of The Day', co-written with singer/songwriter Lotte Mullan (who also provides harmonies) was written for Henry's mother. It couples well with 'True Believer', which features both the co-writing talent of the Grammy-nominated John Beck, and a choir of school children from one of Henry's school-songwriting workshops, to create a two-part opener to the album. A fall and rise that hints at the level of detail that's gone into an album that masterfully tugs on and releases the heart strings. 'Valentine Song' showcases Priestman's knack with creating gripping, cinematic and emotive songs. It has been transformed into the central theme of the film Kismet Diner, winner of first prize at the 2013 Manhattan Short Films Festival. The album flits between angry fiddle-laden stomps (Goodbye Common Sense video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOH4VVpkFUc ), introspective singer/songwriter (At The End of The Day, and the title track) and bluestinted pop (Rant 'N' Rave). That it's so eclectic should be of no surprise for an artist whose debut topped Amazon's Folk and World music chart, whilst at the same time been described asmusic for grumpy old men by Radio 2's Johnnie Walker. Whilst creating 'The Last Mad Surge of Youth' Henry has been playing many housegigs and also holding songwriting workshops at schools around the country, both of which will serve as good preparation for heading back to the road for a nationwide series of live dates in February, March and April 2014 to coincide with the release of the album. Henry's varied career has seen him open for the Sex Pistols, tour with The Who (with his 1st band, Yachts), and write every song on a triple platinum selling album with The Christians. To say nothing of music for ads, BBC TV Wildlife, X-box, & production work. Since the start of his solo career he has so far mined a similar rich vein of diversity and this latest album seems no exception. 'The Last Mad Surge of Youth' is a timely and well-constructed album, a voice for all those of a certain age (!) that have grown up but are still full of life and maybe even a little bit angry! http://www.henrypriestman.com/ www.facebook.com/henrypriestman Kismet Diner (featuring 'Valentine Song'): www.youtube.com/watch?v=iz38FbEycms

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Show Of Hands

on Fri, 14 Nov 2014 at Liverpool Concert Room, St George's Hall Doors 7.30pm

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The Old Dance School

on Fri, 14 Nov 2014 at Bristol The Folk House 7.30pm

promoted by Ash Keys Music www.ashkeysmusic.com for further info http://theolddanceschool.com/ Duelling fiddles, soaring brass crescendos, and irresistible grooves, The Old Dance School's genre defying live show charts their remarkable journey from ballet school basement jam sessions and cowshed rehearsals, to remote lighthouses, to headline appearances at international festivals. This November, the septet from Birmingham bring their expansive, cinematic sound to Bristol as part of their autumn tour. Championed by BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris, expect provocative songs of Gannet hunters, taxidermists and windfarms delivered with an extraordinary virtuosity and vitality that has received plaudits throughout the UK, including Songlines Top Of The World, and The Scotsman's Album of the Year.

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Harp And A Monkey - Great War Special

on Fri, 14 Nov 2014 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing Bar opens at 6.30 pm, doors at 7.30 pm

2014 sees the 100th anniversary of the commencement of the Great War. To mark the occasion and to honour all those who fought and died in the bloodiest conflict the world has ever known, Manchester's electro-folk storytellers Harp and a Monkey have put together a very special show especially for St. Edith Hall. To open this unique event and to set the scene, Martin Purdy, the band's vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, will give a short talk on the war itself. Martin is a bona-fide expert on the conflict, having spent a number of years working as a freelance First World War advisor for the BBC's 'Who Do You Think You Are?' Magazine. In 2008 he wrote a book for them (republished in 2013) explaining how to research a Great War combatant, and how to then use this information to plan a meaningful pilgrimage overseas, and he has co-authored two other books on the war, 'Doing Our Bit' and 'The Gallipoli Oak'. Following on from this, the band will perform a full set of songs based on the conflict and its aftermath. Finally, to lighten the sombre mood and lift our spirits they will play a further set of their own material.

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Sheelanagig

on Fri, 14 Nov 2014 at Southampton The Talking Heads Doors: 7.30pm

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Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin

on Fri, 14 Nov 2014 at Shaw Playhouse2 Doors 7.00pm show at 8.00pm

BBC2 FOLK AWARDS WINNERS BEST DUO 2014" One of the current must see folk music acts!! A recent reviewer said of Phillip and Hannah '...utterly inspired and magnificent. Hannah Martin has an incredible voice, packing more into one syllable than seems possible. Hailing from Lancashire, Phillip Henry is one of the UK's top slide guitarists and harmonica players. His innovative harmonica style combines country blues and folk styles with beat boxing to create a jaw dropping and much coveted 21st Century harmonica sound heavily steeped in tradition.

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Martyn Joseph

on Fri, 14 Nov 2014 at Canterbury The Kingston Barn 7.15pm for 8pm start

Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start Tickets £16 online £17 cash or cheque in advance £18 on the door Martyn Joseph is as performer like no other. He has been called The Welsh Springsteen, 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 Times He is one of our most intelligent writers - Bob Harris BBC Radio 2 www.martynjoseph.net IF WEGOTTICKETS SAYS TICKETS UNAVAILABLE,- ON THE DAY, PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE WWW.FOLKINTHEBARN.CO.UK FOR AVAILABILITY ON THE DOOR

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Jim Moray

on Fri, 14 Nov 2014 at Teddington Landmark Arts Centre 7.30pm

Jim Moray has one of the most wonderful voices on the folk scene and his guitar work is fabulous. he specialises in the traditional ballad form and his interpretation of traditional songs is very special. Part of the Landmark Festival of Song.

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Jim Moray

on Fri, 14 Nov 2014 at Teddington Landmark Arts Centre 7.30pm

Jim Moray has one of the most wonderful voices on the folk scene and his guitar work is fabulous. he specialises in the traditional ballad form and his interpretation of traditional songs is very special. Part of the Landmark Festival of Song.

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Boo Hewerdine

on Fri, 14 Nov 2014 at London Kings Place 8pm

Amazing Robot is the new single by one of England's finest songwriters Boo Hewerdine, released by Reveal Records on June 23rd 2014. The song is 'about the certainties of childhood and how they disappear' whilst paying tribute to the much loved 1970's board game The Amazing Magic Robot. In the game a small green robot would spin on a mirror and point at the answer to your question. The Amazing Robot was always right!

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Beck Sian & Jonathan Kershaw

on Fri, 14 Nov 2014 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7.30 for 8pm

Beck Siàn Beck first came to the UK from Australia in 2006 and spent three years touring both solo and with such names as Keith Potger (The Seekers), Julie Felix, Sheila Chandra, The Strawbs and Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman. She has performed in venues as diverse as castles, abbeys, pubs, theatres, festivals and folk clubs. Beck then took some time away from the live gigs to record two albums in Shropshire and mid Wales and has remained in the UK, in order to continue her live work. Jonathan Kershaw Jonathan is a guitarist/songwriter originally from Yorkshire in northern England but now based on the south coast. Although known in various areas for his rock playing, he has quietly been applying his talents to an altogether different sound. His debut album Bizarre Tales (released in 2012) is a serene blend of strong, traditional Celtic and folk sounds together with classical and rock influences.Although some of his material could be related to the folkier moments of rock giants such as Led Zeppelin, Rush or Jethro Tull, this does not fully quantify the complete spectrum of his sound.Intertwining guitar parts maintain a curiously ethereal feeling of mysticism with pieces that move through a variety of emotions.

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Beck Sian & Jonathan Kershaw

on Fri, 14 Nov 2014 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7.30 for 8pm

Beck Siàn Beck first came to the UK from Australia in 2006 and spent three years touring both solo and with such names as Keith Potger (The Seekers), Julie Felix, Sheila Chandra, The Strawbs and Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman. She has performed in venues as diverse as castles, abbeys, pubs, theatres, festivals and folk clubs. Beck then took some time away from the live gigs to record two albums in Shropshire and mid Wales and has remained in the UK, in order to continue her live work. Jonathan Kershaw Jonathan is a guitarist/songwriter originally from Yorkshire in northern England but now based on the south coast. Although known in various areas for his rock playing, he has quietly been applying his talents to an altogether different sound. His debut album Bizarre Tales (released in 2012) is a serene blend of strong, traditional Celtic and folk sounds together with classical and rock influences.Although some of his material could be related to the folkier moments of rock giants such as Led Zeppelin, Rush or Jethro Tull, this does not fully quantify the complete spectrum of his sound.Intertwining guitar parts maintain a curiously ethereal feeling of mysticism with pieces that move through a variety of emotions.

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Charlie Dore In Concert

on Fri, 14 Nov 2014 at Wigan Parish Church Doors 7.00p.m Concert 7.30pm

Charlie Dore first came to musical prominence ( She's an experienced actor and comedian as well) in 1978 when Chris Blackwell signed her to Island Records. The resulting album recieved considerable critical acclaim with the near hit " Pilot of The Airwaves" being realeased as a single and getting a lot of airtime . Her second album " Listen " was recorded in the U.S with members of Toto and was also highly regarded. She then diversified into writing songs for such artists as Tina Turner, Celine Dion , and Jimmy Nail. In 1995 she returned to recording with " Things Change " with a more stripped down folk/country kind of feel .2005 brought the album " Sleep all day " with such fine and original songs as " Dirt makes excellent toothpaste " and " Maximum Bob". The very wonderful " Cuckoo Hill " was released in 2006 . Where else can you get utterly memorable songs referencing such subjects as Bill Hicks , The Lone Ranger, Andy Williams , and the behaviour of Captains of Industry ? She followed this with " The Hula Valley songbook" in 2009 which included several 1930's popular country and swing tunes . " Cheapskate Lullaby" followed in 2011. the title track , " Liontamer " , and " Australia " providing further evidence of the originality , wit , and flair of her songwriting and musicianship. Her latest album " Milk Roulette" is soon to be released , and inludes a songwriting collaboration with Linda Thompson . We also have The Bailey Sisters for an all too rare appearance . Their album " After silence , music " is a reminder that something fresh can still be brought to traditional folk music. To make the evening near perfect , the guest compere will be Judy Dunlop ( who we've asked very nicely if she will do a couple of songs)

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Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby

on Fri, 14 Nov 2014 at Saltburn by the Sea Golf Club Doors 7.15pm Concert starts 7.45pm

Cathryn 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 and Shel Silverstein. Brian 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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Come All Ye

on Fri, 14 Nov 2014 at Guildford Institute Doors 7.30pm Music 8.00pm

Another chance for local singers, musicians, storytellers and poets to share their favourite songs, tunes and words at one of our popular come all ye's. Everyone is given an equal opportunity to perform in the informal, friendly ambiance of the Guildford Institute. Listeners and chorus singers are just as welcome as the performers - everyone has an input to these enjoyable evenings.

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Jess Hall's 'bookshelves' Tour

on Fri, 14 Nov 2014 at Bristol Cafe Kino Doors at 7.30pm

Oxford based singer-songwriter Jess Hall brings the nostalgic melodies of her debut release, 'Bookshelves' to Bristol for the first time. Get a sneak peak of what Jess has to offer here: http://www.jesshallsongs.co.uk Supporting is the acclaimed Duotone, http://www.duotonemusic.com/ and Bristol's very own Jackson Hill, https://www.facebook.com/jacksonhillmusic?fref=ts Join us for an incredible night of traditional and modern folk music from a few of Oxford's and Bristol's finest musicians and songwriters. Doors open 7.30pm Music from 8pm Tickets £6 adv. Event's Facebook Page can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/375083682656536/?fref=ts

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Out Of The Swamp- Cajun Band

on Fri, 14 Nov 2014 at London Cecil Sharp House 7.00-11.00pm

Chris Hall has played and recorded with Paul McCartney and gigged with Whitesnake, but his first love is traditional Cajun music. With the outstanding fiddle playing of Mitch Proctor and the passionate vocals of Hazel Scott, this is a band straight out of the swamp! Cafe and bar open from 7pm Beginners' dance class 8-8.45pm Live music ~ 8.45-11pm

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Out Of The Swamp- Cajun Band

on Fri, 14 Nov 2014 at London Cecil Sharp House 7.00-11.00pm

Chris Hall has played and recorded with Paul McCartney and gigged with Whitesnake, but his first love is traditional Cajun music. With the outstanding fiddle playing of Mitch Proctor and the passionate vocals of Hazel Scott, this is a band straight out of the swamp! Cafe and bar open from 7pm Beginners' dance class 8-8.45pm Live music ~ 8.45-11pm

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Matt Woosey And Red Butler

on Fri, 14 Nov 2014 at Uckfield Civic Centre 8.00pm start with doors opening at 7.00pm

A double bill of top quality music from two of the UK's best blues acts MATT WOOSEY performing as a duo with Dave Small http://www.mattwoosey.co.uk/ Matt Woosey's refreshing musical song writing and playing style combines acoustic blues, folk and rock 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). Wildest Dreams is Matt's most recent and seventh full length release since 2008. This album is similar to his previous material in that it contains a certain number of blues and/or blues influenced songs although the overall spectrum of his song writing is broader and more mature than before. Ranging from ethereal folk to Pink Floyd-esque vibes and from Rumours-era Fleetwood Mac to full-on blues riffage, Wildest Dreams takes Woosey fans and new listeners alike on a journey through the man's soul and musical heritage. Six of the ten tracks are brand new compositions, one is a reworked band version of a previously released solo recording, two from a previous limited release EP and one a radio edit of the albums' single Exactly As We Please. RED BUTLER http://www.redbutlermusic.co.uk/ With a burning desire to entertain and pursue a serious music career, at the age of 18 Alex Butler decided to form a band. April 2012 saw the beginning of the blues/rock band Red Butler with Alex butler (guitar), Charlie Simpson (drums), Jane Pearce (vocals), and Steve Eveleigh (bass). July 2014 saw Mike Topp take over from Steve Eveleigh on bass. Drawing upon influences from Stevie Ray Vaughan, Etta James, Joe Bonamassa, Gary Moore, Free, King King, Santana and Derek Trucks, the band have developed their own style of writing and have begun producing thoughtful, light hearted and melodic compositions. The band have already been mentioned by the blues media (Alex for his subtlety, flair, passionate and accomplished playing, Jane for her soulful, vibrant and powerful voice, Steve for his fluid bass lines and Charlie for his driving rhythms) and their debut album Freedom Bound (released July 2014) saw the start of serious attention from the music industry - see 'reviews' section on website. Red Butler has recently been voted BEST NEW ACT IN THE UK through the Blues Matters Magazine Writer's Poll.

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Anthony John Clarke & Dave Pegg

on Fri, 14 Nov 2014 at Chesterfield Library Theatre Doors open 7:00pm Concert at 7:30

Popular singer-songwriter Anthony John Clarke teams up with Dave Pegg of Jethro Tull and Fairport Convention fame. supported by Red Ruff.

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The Curst Sons

on Sat, 15 Nov 2014 at Portsmouth The Square Tower Doots Open 7:15pm

Fresh from their sold out triumphant Xmas show with us back in December, those loveable scamps The Curst Sons caused such a stir in the Square Tower with their stomping Curstabilly sounds that we were inundated with requests asking us to get them back again! So here they are returning by popular demand and ready to rouse Henry VIII's spirit from it's present slumbers! Started in 1998 by three Brighton UK music veterans The Curst Sons play their own original compositions cut with a few distinctive arrangements of vintage songs. The inspiration is the pre-Rock & Roll American world of Blues, Gospel, and Old Time and their sound has been described as Hillbilly Blues, Country Punk, or even Bluegrass Thrash Skiffle. Call it what you like, it's infectious good-time party music, leavened with the occasional dark ballad or wistful waltz. Band members have played in many Brighton groups over the years, including the short lived but wonderfully named Cow Division. Dave Simner and Willi Kerr (along with international blues stomper John Crampton) were members of Brighton legends Daddy Yum Yum -who imperiously turned down a record deal with Pete Waterman before slouching back into obscurity. Willi Kerr (vocals, percussion). Born on Mersea Island on the marshy fringes of Essex, Willi abandoned his farming roots and took to the sinful ways of the city. Diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma (an incurable cancer of the bone marrow) in 1998 he was given 5 days to live. Being a cantankerous old cuss he decided that this was the perfect time to re-launch his musical career, and The Curst Sons were born. Thanks to the healing power of hillbilly music he is now in the rudest of health. Dave (Specky) Simner (banjo, lead guitar, vocals). Raised in the Black Country on a diet of heavy metal and motorbikes, Dave fled South till he hit the coast. He lost the long hair and leather jacket and soon became entangled in the Brighton music scene. He has played in more bands than he can remember and somehow took up the banjo. He also plays with his own 60's R&B outfit The Spectones, and leads music sessions for adults with learning disabilities. Tim Dunkerley (slide guitar, mandolin, vocals). Tim's interest in music was first awakened by his father's lurid tales of wild living in a harmonica band on the minesweeper HMS Hound. Loath to leave his nautical upbringing Tim coast-hopped east from his Portsmouth home and eventually washed up on the beach at Brighton. He is a teacher/ facilitator with Unified Rhythm a samba/fusion marching band for young adults, including those with learning difficulties Nominated for Best Americana Act in the British Country Music Awards 2010 Nominated for Best Alt Country Album in the Independent Music Awards 2011 The Curst Sons have released 5 CDs on their own Curst Mountain label, they also wrote and recorded the soundtrack for a video piece by artist Jack Strange exhibited at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in New York and supplied the soundtrack for the short film Horseboy Gets a Gun by Jane Couldrey. Their music can be heard on the downhill skateboarding film Road Buzz. Take a peek at the review of the storming Xmas gig with us last year here: http://www.squarerootspromotions.co.uk/curst-christmas-review/ People have said. They do what great British bands have done over the years, taken the idea from America and made it much much better. Barry Marshall-Everitt, House of Mercy One of the best, if most unlikely, acts to come out of Brighton hands down this brilliant trio plays bluegrass, gospel and rockabilly as if their lives and loves depended on it, mixing Americana classics with tuneful originals full of superior lyrics. Time Out absolutely fantastic. Mark Lamarr BBC RADIO 2 Got everybody jumpin'a great band. Jonnie Walker BBC Radio 2 Their biggest appeal is that they manage to stay true to American folk music's rich lineage, while throwing in enough curve balls to piss off the folk puritanicals. Americana UK

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Sarah Mcquaid.

on Sat, 15 Nov 2014 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8pm

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Neil Mcsweeney/ Lost Brothers

on Sat, 15 Nov 2014 at Sheffield St Andrew's Psalter Lane Church 7 - 9 pm

Neil McSweeney is one of Sheffield's most outstanding singer-songwriters. The Guardian's Dave Simpson described his deeply felt, brooding songs rich in imagery. He has built up a national profile and has toured as support for Richard Hawley and Bellowhead among others.

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White Rabbit Presents Clinic

on Sat, 15 Nov 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 7.30pm

£15 on the door Doors open 7.30pm CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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White Rabbit Presents Clinic

on Sat, 15 Nov 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 7.30pm

£15 on the door Doors open 7.30pm CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Cara Dillon

on Sat, 15 Nov 2014 at Manchester RNCM. 7.30pm

If you don't know the voice of Cara Dillon, you're in for a treat. If you are already amongst her legions of admirers around the world, you know you have something special in store. A Thousand Hearts, Cara Dillon's fifth solo album, is another small masterpiece of song and emotion, ethereal and radiant, beautifully honed and perfectly true.

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Bernard Wrigley

on Sat, 15 Nov 2014 at Lothersdale Village Hall Doors at 7.30pm

Music from 8.30 Bar provided by Bridge House Brewery

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World Beats Frenzy Presents Orchestre Du Mont Plaisant + Arash Moradi

on Sat, 15 Nov 2014 at London Jamboree 8pm to Midnight

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World Beats Frenzy Presents Orchestre Du Mont Plaisant + Arash Moradi

on Sat, 15 Nov 2014 at London Jamboree 8pm to Midnight

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Martyn Joseph

on Sat, 15 Nov 2014 at Windsor Baptist Church Centre Bar open 7.15 pm On Stage 8.00 pm

Martyn Joseph is a performer like no other: Shades of Springsteen, 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 delivering his "songs of lyrical intelligence" according to BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris. One of the most celebrated songwriters of his generation, Martyn has toured with (among others) Suzanne Vega, Joan Armatrading, Jools Holland, Mark Cohn and, even, Celine Dion. This most compelling live performer and social commentator presents his audience with challenging narratives, tempered with songs that comfort and speak to the soul. His music is filled with passion, intelligence, intensity, and humour. www.martynjoseph.net

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Ray Cooper

on Sat, 15 Nov 2014 at Yattendon Village Hall Doors 7.00pm. Music 8.00pm

This show is part of a national tour to promote Ray's new album 'Palace of Tears'. Ray Cooper is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist currently residing in Sweden where he moved in 2000. He left Oysterband in 2013 and has since toured solo in 7 countries. For this show he is joined by Rowan Godel on backing vocals. Rowan sang with Ray on his new album. This is one of their only two appearances together on this tour. There will be a real ale bar open from 7pm.

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Marc O'reilly (full Band) / Four Bars At Dempseys / Sat 15th Nov 2014

on Sat, 15 Nov 2014 at Cardiff Dempseys 8:00pm

Fizzi & BlueBox present Marc O'Reilly (Full Band) with support from Dominic Griffin (Full Band) Saturday 15th November 2014 Four Bars at Dempseys, Cardiff 8pm / 18+ £7adv MARC O'REILLY Irish folk/blues troubadour Marc O'Reilly released his newest album 'Human Herdings' on 28th March'14. Following the release of his critically acclaimed debut album 'My Friend Marx' in 2011, Marc O'Reilly has established himself as one of the most exciting artists within the folk/blues genre gaining comparisons with artists such as John Martyn and Bon Iver. 2013 saw Marc tour all over Europe including appearances at major festivals like Glastonbury, Electric Picnic and Boardmasters and squeezing in a trip to the US to appear at the Live in the Vineyard Festival in Napa, California. His alter - ego side project with his brother Pierre, the electro - pop duo 'R', recently receieved excellent radio support for their debut sin gle 'Change' from tastemakers such as Steve Lamacq (BBC 6music), Janice Long (BBC Radio 2) and Paul Mcloone (Today FM) and reached Number 1 on the Amazing Radio Chart. As if that wasn't enough to keep him busy, Marc has also provided vocals on 3 tracks f or the new album by MOBO winning act Karios 4tet which was recorded at Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios, has received 4 star reviews from Mojo, The Independent and Guardian and has led to the recording of a live BBC Maida Vale session for the Jamie Cullu m Show on BBC Radio 2. 'With folk and blues influences, the Irish singer songwriter stands out from the genre, easily the feral twin of Ben Howard, raised by wolves, and with all the dare in his approach to songwriting and delivery for the pair of them. ' - STV 'A stunning set of tunes' R2 Mag azine 'Sensational, Irish music has a new star' Roots & Fusion www.marcoreillymusic.com www.facebook.com/marcoreillymusic www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPZnp1tHHmY www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7nXa0H6jgA DOMINIC GRIFFIN Dominic Griffin is a new Cardiff based Indie/Folk act having just released his debut EP 'Yangshuo' produced by Arran Strange on Nov 3rd 2013. Enlisting the help of local musicians, Dominic arranges expansive full band compositions for live shows. His voice and songs have often been described as distinctive, captivating and hauntingly soulful. His second EP is currently taking form. www.facebook.com/DominicGriffinMusic https://soundcloud.com/dominicgriffin ------------------------------------------------- Bluebox Promotions - BlueboxCardiff@live.co.uk Fizzi Events - Music@Fizzievents.com Twitter: @BlueboxPromo @Fizzievents @FourBarsCardiff Facebook: www.facebook.com/BlueBoxPromotions www.facebook.com/Fourbarscardiff www.facebook.com/Fizzievents -------------------------------------------------

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Ruarri Joseph

on Sat, 15 Nov 2014 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe Doors 6.30 Gig starts 8pm

Doors 6.30 pm ... food served til 7.30 (2 course set meal £12 meat or veggy pre booking for food essential)

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Simon Kemp Rhythm And Blues Orchestra

on Sat, 15 Nov 2014 at Stratford-upon-Avon No.1 Shakespeare Street 8pm

The SIMON KEMP Rhythm and Blues orchestra, a 20 piece big band playing the best in Blues, Pop, Soul Funk, Rhythm & Blues and big fat grooves. The band are mined by guest singers throughout the gig. Expect to dance sing and enjoy uplifting sweet soul music. For further details visit our website: www.simonkemprhythmandblues.com

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Bruce Molsky

on Sat, 15 Nov 2014 at Towersey The Three Horseshoes Doors 7:30pm On stage 8:00pm Finish 10:15pm

Bruce Molsky stands today as the premier old-time fiddler in the world, the defining virtuoso of Appalachia's timeless folk music traditions. That must feel odd for a former engineer from the Bronx, who didn't begin a music career until he was forty. But folded into those strange facts is the secret to his unique genius. Alone or with fellow musicians; guitar, fiddle, or banjo in hand, Bruce Molsky has been exploring traditional music from an astonishingly broad range of cultures over the past two decades synthesizing them and refracting them through his own evolving sensibilities to the point where the sources of his inspiration transform themselves into a sound that is uniquely his. While most identified with traditional American old-time music, Molsky's influences range from the Appalachian soul of Tommy Jarrell to Delta blues; from the haunting modal strains of Irish music to the rhythmically nimble music of Eastern Europe. Bruce continues to tour extensively in the U.S. and Europe as a solo artist. He has performed at Lincoln Center in New York and The Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, DC. The long list of great players with whom Bruce has worked includes luminaries like Mike Seeger, Liz Carroll & John Doyle, Dirk Powell, Kevin Burke, Stuart Duncan, Bill Frisell and Tony McManus. Bruce is highly sought-after as a fiddle and banjo teacher, and teaches his own intensive instrument workshop all over the U.S. He is a regular instructor at Mark O'Connor Fiddle Camp, Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp, Alasdair Fraser's Valley of the Moon and Sierra Fiddle Camps, Swannanoa Gathering, and others.

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Luke Daniels

on Sat, 15 Nov 2014 at Manchester The Castle Hotel 7.30pm

Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Luke Daniels is proud to announce the release of his new album What's Here, What's Gone. Immaculate acoustic guitar playing and insightful, honest lyrics exploring love, life, doubt and faith and the idea that happiness and hope spring from what we have in common, rather than what we can acquire as individuals. Daniels is one of the UK's most gifted and inventive musicians and, having found a new voice as a song-writer and folk vigilante, is excited to be taking his contemporary acoustic folk in a new direction. What's Here, What's Gone is an album full of memorable and uplifting melodies, blending folk, blues and gospel alongside Luke's outstanding, warm, honey-coated, yet attention-grabbing vocals. Over the course of a twenty-year career, Daniels has already earned his place on the UK folk scene as a virtuoso melodeon player with the likes of Riverdance, De Dannan and Ian Anderson. While performing with his own band 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, and is currently a regular member of the Cara Dillon Band. 'A Dylan-esque quality to his music' Scottish Metro

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Stomp & Holler

on Sat, 15 Nov 2014 at Worcester Marr's Bar Doors 8:00pm

Bringing the street sounds and swamps of New Orleans to Festivals and theatres of the UK comes Stomp & Holler. A big, bold festival favourite blues band with a brass section and six singers, the band is led by Oliver Carpenter and featuring three British Blues Award nominees, Stomp & Holler pulls together the best Midlands musicians to explode on stage with brass, blues, and a vast array of voices. The new six-piece creates a muscular sound reminiscent of the floor filling music of New Orleans, driven by skin-tight rhythm section Martin Ball (drums/percussion) and Frank Walker (bass) and featuring Dave Carroll's exceptional guitar and Phil Bond on piano and squeezebox - both ex-Steve Gibbons Band. This is all topped off with Oliver's forceful stage personality and the jazz tinged saxes and flute of John Sanderson, Stomp & Holler is bold, brassy and fills the stage with colour. From the first growl to the last chord they'll have you stomping and hollering for more as they move from groove to groove and beat to beat, taking you on a musical journey around the swamps, bayou's and dancefloors of the blues - all with a real sense of humour. "This band certainly captures the fun, colour and musical diversity of the New Orleans sound so rarely heard on these shores." Blues Matters magazine "Martin firing up the furnace with Frank shovelling in the coal ... the standing ovation was inevitable!" SLAP magazine www.stompandholler.co.uk

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Ramon Goose & World Scatterings

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- London album launch concert for the new Acoustic Blues/Roots album 'Blues & Spirituals' Ramon Goose will perform with World Scatterings so expect music of vibrant, earthy and bluesy nature with world rhythms. World Scatterings are: Cassandre Balbar - Pipes & Bagpipes Akos Hasznos - Upright Bass Samir Nacer - Percussion Ndiaye Ndene - Percussion The night will start with the mesmerizing talents of Adrian A Nation

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Black Kat Boppers

on Sat, 15 Nov 2014 at Blaenau Ffestiniog Cell B 7pm

an evening of Hot Boppin by a Groovin' 4 piece group "BLACK KAT BOPPERS' playing rockin, roots music with a Guitar, Double Bass & stand up Drums/Percussion. Get Suited in your 1950's Rock'nRoll / Rock'a Billy Clothes & lets all party like its 1954!

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Vokalkompagniet (denmark)

on Sat, 15 Nov 2014 at Malvern Colwall Village Hall Doors at 7.30pm, on-stage 8.00pm

Danish à cappella group Vokalkompagniet comprises 20 passionate singers from Copenhagen, led by Bonnie Denise from The Royal Danish Academy of Music. The choir is continuously working with new songs - soul, C&W, bluegrass & unashamed funk - mixed with grand & traditional sounds from the North. What they don't say is that they're vocally sharp as knives, hilarious & jaw-droppingly soulful by turn and great people to share an evening with in downtown Malvern Hills. The Spooky Men's Chorale (Aus) think they're the best thing to come out of Copenhagen since, um oh, um Lonesome Road, Viva La Vida, Georgia Piney Woods, Isobel, The Raven Prepare to drop that jaw. Massive sound and comical to boot.

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Vokalkompagniet (denmark)

on Sat, 15 Nov 2014 at Malvern Colwall Village Hall Doors at 7.30pm, on-stage 8.00pm

Danish à cappella group Vokalkompagniet comprises 20 passionate singers from Copenhagen, led by Bonnie Denise from The Royal Danish Academy of Music. The choir is continuously working with new songs - soul, C&W, bluegrass & unashamed funk - mixed with grand & traditional sounds from the North. What they don't say is that they're vocally sharp as knives, hilarious & jaw-droppingly soulful by turn and great people to share an evening with in downtown Malvern Hills. The Spooky Men's Chorale (Aus) think they're the best thing to come out of Copenhagen since, um oh, um Lonesome Road, Viva La Vida, Georgia Piney Woods, Isobel, The Raven Prepare to drop that jaw. Massive sound and comical to boot.

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Lost Horizons Presents The Daydream Club

on Sat, 15 Nov 2014 at London The Slaughtered Lamb Doors 19.15 pm Music 20.00

Acclaimed UK based acoustic duo The Daydream Club, headline Lost Horizon's return to the iconic Slaughtered Lamb The band's debut album Overgrown was released worldwide via their own label (Poco Poco Records) in November 2010. It includes crowd favourites The Record Shop, On The Move, The Affair and English Rain. The album has been played widely throughout the BBC network "Really astonishing musicianship." BBC 6 Music Tom Robinson Expect some wonderfully crafted tunes With support from James O'Hara-Knight and Will ODonoghue, two of London's finest young singer songwriter's.

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Lost Horizons Presents The Daydream Club

on Sat, 15 Nov 2014 at London The Slaughtered Lamb Doors 19.15 pm Music 20.00

Acclaimed UK based acoustic duo The Daydream Club, headline Lost Horizon's return to the iconic Slaughtered Lamb The band's debut album Overgrown was released worldwide via their own label (Poco Poco Records) in November 2010. It includes crowd favourites The Record Shop, On The Move, The Affair and English Rain. The album has been played widely throughout the BBC network "Really astonishing musicianship." BBC 6 Music Tom Robinson Expect some wonderfully crafted tunes With support from James O'Hara-Knight and Will ODonoghue, two of London's finest young singer songwriter's.

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Chatham County Line

on Sun, 16 Nov 2014 at London Bush Hall 7:30PM

Entering their second decade as an ensemble, Chatham County Line elegantly reconcile the past and future, tradition and innovation, on the fittingly titledTightrope, available May 20, 2014 on Yep Roc Records. The sixth studio album from the Raleigh-based four-piece follows 2010′s winsome, soulful Wildwood and the career-spanning concert album and film undertaking Sight & Sound, which was released in 2012. With anything you've done for a while, Wilson explains, a period of reflection helps you identify your strengths. Doing the live album did that, and we do that every night with the songs we choose to play at a live show. We usually don't use set lists, we just play the songs that come to mind. That really helped us prepare for this record. Stirring, provocative, and disarmingly poignant, Tightrope was born out of a year's worth of intense focus, during which the band examined their own legacy while carefully honing new material. All the while, the band's four members Wilson (guitar), John Teer (mandolin, fiddle), Chandler Hold (banjo), and Greg Readling (bass, pedal steel, piano) welcomed spontaneity and the sometimes palpable will of the songs themselves into the process. Produced by Wilson and Chatham County Line, Tightrope benefits from an unusually rich, resonant sound that blends each member's contributions into a powerful, dynamic whole. The poetic insight of the album's eleven original songs is grounded by Chatham County Line's ongoing commitment to classic stringband instrumentation. Tightrope also marks a return to Sound Pure Studios in Durham, NC, where the band recorded their third collaboration with Norwegian songwriter Jonas Fjeld. This unlikely partnership began in 2005, and has surpassed all expectations, resulting in chart-topping certified-gold albums in Norway, successful tours, and two Spellemannprisen (Norway's equivalent of a Grammy) nominations. Chatham County Line's ability to sincerely render Fjeld's music while still imparting their own perspective is testament to both the band's open mindedness and their deep roots in traditional stringband forms.

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Peter Knight's Gigspanner

on Sun, 16 Nov 2014 at Topsham Matthews Hall 8.00pm - doors 7.30

Peter Knight's Gigspanner has been hailed by Songlines magazine as 'another milestone in folk's rebirth of cool', but those in the know will tell you that there is more to Gigspanner than meets the eye. Without doubt a bedrock of British traditional music is to be expected from Steeleye Span's legendary fiddle player. But Gigspanner's musical reach flirts audaciously with Eastern European, French, Cajun, African and even Aboriginal influences transporting audiences on a 'blistering pace of a musical world tour' (Phil Widdows, Folkcast). 'Peter Knight can spin the World on his Bow' - Sir Terry Pratchett

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Dan Walsh & Meaghan Blanchard

on Sun, 16 Nov 2014 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette doors 7pm

Dan Walsh - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Czs-i7OZcyg Meaghan Blanchard - (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cL1ecVZBRo) Please feel free to Like Launderette Sessions on Facebook and follow @LaunderetteSess on Twitter. Tickets £13 in advance or £15 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette. Check http://www.oldcinemalaunderette.com/events.html for further information Mix of seating (limited) and standing. Doors 7pm. Support around 7.30pm. Headline around 8.00 - 8.15pm. 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. About Dan Touted as one of the finest banjo players in the UK as well as being a superb singer, songwriter and guitarist, Dan Walsh is described as 'the real deal' (UNCUT). His unique and eclectic style, taking in folk, funk, bluegrass and even some Arabic music, has stunned audiences across the UK many times but is also spreading its wings with recent successful performances in Germany, India and Canada and a very successful first tour of New Zealand. His high energy performances and witty banter have made him one of the most exciting new talents around. As well as his solo work, Dan has joined the award winning Urban Folk Quartet. He also regularly performs with Northeast concertina legend Alistair Anderson as well as recent tours with sensational Indian sarangi player Suhail Yusuf Khan and Canadian 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. 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. He also teaches banjo both in person and over skype. About Meaghan Meaghan Blanchard, a vibrant red-headed singer-songwriter; grew up in the rolling hills of beautiful Prince Edward Island. Although a shy and quiet child, Meaghan gravitated towards music with a natural ability to hum up her own tunes at a very young age. No alarm clocks were needed at the Blanchard house, as Meaghan at four years old was known to be up and singing in her bed at 6am every morning. As she grew, Meaghan's natural vocal ability had her front and center of a number of community gatherings, children's choirs and kitchen parties in her home town of Hunter River. Although Meaghan's shyness followed her throughout her school years, she found comfort in logging away her hopes and dreams in small journals that she kept tucked into her desks. Tired of letting her shyness get in the way of her musical dreams, Meaghan turned to her grandmother Glenda; a country singer who performed most weekends in the rural halls of PEI, for advice. Grammy Glenda's words still rings in her ears to this day; Look for the person in the audience who is looking like they're having a bad day and sing to them; make em' smile. It'll take your fear away, and you never know what that could mean to somebody. It was by sitting side stage at her grandmother's performances that Meaghan also came to know and love some of the greatest female country singers of our day; Tammy Wynette, Emmylou Harris and Dolly Parton; huge influences on her music even to this day. Meaghan Blanchard soon found her strength in writing songs and it wasn't long after she picked up her mother's acoustic guitar that she was off like a bullet; writing and performing all over Prince Edward Island, Canada and beyond. Meaghan recorded Changing Things, her first collection of songs at the age of 18 which garnered notable success across Canada recieving 4 MusicPEI awards and 2 ECMA nods. Meaghan's second recording in 2011 Chasin' Lonely Again was named Country Recording of the Year at the ECMA awards in Charlottetown, PEI. She has performed for the Royal couple, William and Kate during their Royal Visit to PEI in the summer of 2011 and played 47 shows in 15 days at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver BC in 2010. She has toured in Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Ontario as well as select Maritime dates. In January 2012 Meaghan appeared in the television special The Songs Of Gene MacLellan aired nationally on the CBC in Canada. She has played the Mariposa Folk Festival, as well as, the Deep Roots Festival in Wolfville NS. Meaghan has just returned from Athens, Georgia where she recorded her first full length collection of songs with producer John Keane (R.E.M., Nancy Griffith, B52′s). She's Gonna Fly will be released in July 2013 and is sure to be a hit!

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Crossharbour

on Sun, 16 Nov 2014 at Otley Courthouse 8pm

CROSSHARBOUR CrossHarbour is a dynamic new band emerging from London's thriving traditional Irish music scene. Fusing well-loved traditional tunes and songs with self-penned material and original arrangements, CrossHarbour are gaining recognition for their highly virtuosic, energetic and polished performances. A fine example of how traditional Irish music is still thriving in a modern wayMartin Chilton, The Daily Telegraph. Tickets: £10/£8 in advance, £11/£9 on the door. Part of the 2014 Leeds Gathering Festival hosted by the Irish Arts Foundation irisharts.org.uk crossharbourmusic.com

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Crossharbour

on Sun, 16 Nov 2014 at Otley Courthouse 8pm

CROSSHARBOUR CrossHarbour is a dynamic new band emerging from London's thriving traditional Irish music scene. Fusing well-loved traditional tunes and songs with self-penned material and original arrangements, CrossHarbour are gaining recognition for their highly virtuosic, energetic and polished performances. A fine example of how traditional Irish music is still thriving in a modern wayMartin Chilton, The Daily Telegraph. Tickets: £10/£8 in advance, £11/£9 on the door. Part of the 2014 Leeds Gathering Festival hosted by the Irish Arts Foundation irisharts.org.uk crossharbourmusic.com

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John Renbourn And Wizz Jones

on Sun, 16 Nov 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 7.30pm

Doors open 7.30pm Seated show John Renbourn: Legendary guitar player and one of the original pioneers of the British blues and folk music scene of the 1960's whose musical influences also include jazz and classical music; he is also a founder member of the inspirational folk rock band 'Pentangle'.After more than 50 years 'on the road' John continues to tour on the Acoustic Folk and Blues circuit! Wizz Jones: Inspired by hearing Big Bill Broonzy and Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Wizz Jones learnt his guitar licks from the likes of Davy Graham and Long John Baldry whilst playing in the coffee bars of London's Soho in the late 1950's. He then followed the time-honoured buskers' trail from the streets of Paris to the markets of Marrakech during the early 1960's and returned to Britain with a unique acoustic guitar style, an eclectic repertoire and a 'right hand worthy of Broonzy'! CONCESSINS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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John Renbourn And Wizz Jones

on Sun, 16 Nov 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 7.30pm

Doors open 7.30pm Seated show John Renbourn: Legendary guitar player and one of the original pioneers of the British blues and folk music scene of the 1960's whose musical influences also include jazz and classical music; he is also a founder member of the inspirational folk rock band 'Pentangle'.After more than 50 years 'on the road' John continues to tour on the Acoustic Folk and Blues circuit! Wizz Jones: Inspired by hearing Big Bill Broonzy and Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Wizz Jones learnt his guitar licks from the likes of Davy Graham and Long John Baldry whilst playing in the coffee bars of London's Soho in the late 1950's. He then followed the time-honoured buskers' trail from the streets of Paris to the markets of Marrakech during the early 1960's and returned to Britain with a unique acoustic guitar style, an eclectic repertoire and a 'right hand worthy of Broonzy'! CONCESSINS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Steve Tilston Trio

on Sun, 16 Nov 2014 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

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Steve Tilston Trio

on Sun, 16 Nov 2014 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

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Steve Hicks And Lyn Goulbourn

on Sun, 16 Nov 2014 at Southport Park Golf Club Doors from 7pm, music from 8pm

Soulful vox n' dazzling guitar (fingerstyle) combine on a mix of Brit-trad. and American material. Bothy debut.

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The Lords Of Thyme

on Sun, 16 Nov 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

The Lords of Thyme came together after Joe Woolley, Tali Trow and Pat Kenneally wandered out through the wyrd wicker revolving door of Michael Tyack's Circulus and headed for the city to create something more urbane. Joined by the angel-voiced Michelle Griffiths, they have produced two EPs and a 7 vinyl single mixed by John Wood (Fairport Convention, Nick Drake), garnering a volley of positive reviews. The group will return to the Kitchen Garden Cafe after their appearance at Mosley Folk Festival later this year. With such a promising debut single the Lords of Thyme are a band really worth following. (Folk Radio UK) A dreamlike sound that can only be described as traditionally English. (Shindig!) It's the Woolley originals that offer the most promise, from The Trembling Bells play Sam Cooke, Hammond textures of Moment To Moment, the decidedly Hot Vultures English blues-with-a-fiddle of World In A Tangle, to the John Martynesque If I Was A Bird. (Steve Hunt, fRoots).

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Jon Gomm

on Sun, 16 Nov 2014 at Edinburgh The Caves Doors at 7.30pm

To describe Jon Gomm as a singer songwriter does not really come close to what he is all about. He is a virtuoso guitartist with a unique playing style that will have your jaw on the floor but for all the guitar skills, it is his songs that shine and all wrapped up with his soulful vocals. Using just one acoustic guitar (with no overdubs or loops), Jon recreates complex drum patterns, flowing bass lines and blistering guitar workouts... at the same time. If you closed your eyes you would swear you were listening to a band. Jon is at the forefront of a acoustic guitar movement along with the likes of Andy McKee and has already had sell out tours of Canada, Portugal, Brazil, Ireland, UK and Australia this year. For more info on Jon, visit www.jongomm.com

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3 Daft Monkeys

on Sun, 16 Nov 2014 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30pm

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The Young'uns

on Sun, 16 Nov 2014 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

Nobody sleeps when The Young'uns are in town. They may have established their fast-growing reputation in the folk world with sublime a cappella harmonies, but the Teesside trio Sean Cooney, Michael Hughes and David Eagle are an unlikely force of nature on stage, beguiling audiences with irrepressible humour, bold vocals, gripping storylines and innate musicality. Describing their gigs as 'absolute chaos', they go on stage without set-lists, relying on infallible instinct and their unique rapport with audiences to deliver a killer show. Their music is rooted fiercely in Teesside specially, Stockton where they first started singing together at the local folk club, although they spread their wings on their glorious 2012 album, "When Our Grandfathers Said No", which includes a stomping French song, Pique la Baleine, a gorgeous unaccompanied arrangement of James Taylor's You Can Close Your Eyes, some nifty instrumental work, a couple of rollicking shanties and plentiful strong original material from Sean Cooney. When Our Grandfathers Said No is a line from one of his most compelling songs, The Battle of Stockton, recalling an incident in 1933 when Oswald Mosely's Blackshirts targeted deprived areas as potential fascist hotbeds and marched over the Tees to be physically repelled by 2,000 outraged Stockton townsfolk. "Never Forget", the anticipated third release from the Teesside trio was released in March 2014 and is a beguiling collection of Northern stories delivered with their trademark power and warmth. In May 2013, a beautiful thing happened in the city of York. Muslims from a tiny mosque on Bull Lane met protesting members of the English Defence League with a pot of tea and invited them to come inside. This tiny act of love inspired the album. The Young'uns bold vocals and innate musicality take the listener from a tiny mosque in York to the Spanish Civil War through a landscape strewn with working-class heroes, lost sailors and abandoned lovers. 2014 sees The Young'uns celebrate 10 years together as a trio. They are one of the most sought after live acts in the country and they are not worth missing. Documenting Teesside's history with gustosongs delivered in robust but precise three-part harmony The Observer Flying the flag for harmony singing, rooted in a classic folk tradition of gritty, primarily Northern, subtly political English songs. MOJO Robust beautyan evocative love letter to the North East. In Cooney, The Young'uns clearly have a songwriter of considerable talent Songlines

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Bruce Molsky At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 16 Nov 2014 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub Doors open around 7:30 pm

A colossus of old time American music A master fiddle player, banjo player guitarist and singer with a fantastic repertoire of songs from the Appalachian mountains and elsewhere. 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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Velvet Engine 'this Old Hat' Ep Launch & Richard Maule

on Sun, 16 Nov 2014 at Northampton The Holy Sepulchre Church Doors open 7pm, Show starts promptly at 7.30pm

Velvet Engine, the brainchild of Latino Northamptonian San-D Godoy, emerged enthusiastically into our lives and our hearts at the start of 2008. Introducing occasional guests, In 2012, they released the long-awaited debut release 'Glimpse Of The Sun', a collection of songs which have been described as "Yearning Pop Folk, with a sprightly but reflective soul". Counting Laura Marling, Neil Young, Daughter and Fleet Foxes amongst her many influences, we can expect great things from this new breed of heart-warming pop folk music and Velvet Engine will be sure to drive it in the right direction with her catalogue of honest yet timid and catchy songs." Now back to launch the brand new EP 'This Old Hat' at The Holy Sepulchre Church in Northampton, a venue so dazzling and Holy that the EP launch will be seared into memories for years to come. www.facebook.com/velvetengine PLUS SUPPORT FROM RICHARD MAULE Richard Maule is a Folk/rhythm and blues artist from London. Drawing upon influences such as Hozier, Damien Rice, Lumineers and a plethora of other artists. Richard charges his songs with emotion and then lets it all go on stage with an explosive performance captivating his audience. www.facebook.com/richard.maule

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Mie : Pelt, Richard Youngs, Rick Tomlinson (voice Of Seven Thunders), United Bible Studies, And More

on Sun, 16 Nov 2014 at London St Pancras Old Church Doors at 5pm

On Sunday the 16th November 2014 we're extremely happy to be putting on an extended MIE celebration with some of our favourite artists and friends. The line-up is Pelt, Richard Youngs, Rick Tomlinson (Voice of the Seven Woods), United Bible Studies, and Nathan Bowles, Mike Gangloff and Patrick Best (all from Pelt) playing solo sets in some form. St Pancras Old Church, a few minutes walk from Kings Cross and one of the oldest churches in the UK, will be a stunning setting for this show. More info on the venue can be found here http://www.posp.co.uk/old-st-pancras/ Doors will be at 5pm. The church will provide a bar and there are lot of places to eat nearby. Curfew by 11pm. More info and timings will be coming in the next few weeks. Tickets are available for £10 in advance and £12 on the door.

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Roxanne De Bastion

on Sun, 16 Nov 2014 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop Doors at 7pm

"One of the most perfect voices I have ever heard!" Tom Whalley, BBC 6 "I was completely bowled over by Roxanne. As well as performing, she converses with the audience, charming everyone in the room. If you ever get the chance to go and see her live definitely do!" BBC Introducing Coventry and Warwickshire Roxanne de Bastion is on her travels and stops at TBCB bringing her delightful folk tunes to the Midlands. With support from local rising star Katie McAuley Door at 7. Katie McAuley 8pm Roxanne de Bastion 9pm Bar til 11.

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Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo

on Mon, 17 Nov 2014 at Leeds Brudenell Social Club 7:30pm

2014 has already been a busy year for Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo and there are no signs of it quietening down any time soon with a special limited edition vinyl release for Record Store Day, and Emily writing her first score for a feature film starring Peter Mullan and Keith Allen due in UK cinemas later this year, they have now announced a UK tour for November. Songs Beneath The River is a special release for Record Store Day, a limited edition 10" vinyl. Recorded at Mark Ronson's Zelig Studios in London, it features four covers of songs which inspired the writing and arrangements on the band's lauded Dear River album. Touring with their core line-up, Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo features Emily Barker on vocals and guitar, Gill Sandell on accordion, piano and flute, Anna Jenkins on violin and Jo Silverston on cello and bass. They will be supported on all dates by acclaimed Swedish singer/songwriter Christian Kjellvander. Emily met Christian on one of her many trips to Sweden - here's a video of her cover of Christian's beautiful song When The Mourning Comes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rYC80vZsx4 'heartfelt songwriting... bridging the gap between folk, country and Fleetwood Mac' The Times 'ambitious and beautifully wrought' Q http://www.emilybarker.com https://www.facebook.com/emilybarkerhalo https://www.youtube.com/emilybarkerhalo http://twitter.com/emilybarkerhalo http://www.christiankjellvander.com/

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Chatham County Line

on Mon, 17 Nov 2014 at Leeds Brudenell Social Club 7:30pm

There's a lot of growing up in this record, muses Dave Wilson, Chatham County Line's vocalist and guitarist. The next generation is coming. We're maturing in this world and seeing things through a different set of eyes and that materializes in a lot of these songs Entering their second decade as an ensemble, Chatham County Line elegantly reconcile the past and future, tradition and innovation, on the fittingly titledTightrope, available May 20, 2014 on Yep Roc Records. The sixth studio album from the Raleigh-based four-piece follows 2010′s winsome, soulful Wildwood and the career-spanning concert album and film undertaking Sight & Sound, which was released in 2012. With anything you've done for a while, Wilson explains, a period of reflection helps you identify your strengths. Doing the live album did that, and we do that every night with the songs we choose to play at a live show. We usually don't use set lists, we just play the songs that come to mind. That really helped us prepare for this record. Stirring, provocative, and disarmingly poignant, Tightrope was born out of a year's worth of intense focus, during which the band examined their own legacy while carefully honing new material. All the while, the band's four members Wilson (guitar), John Teer (mandolin, fiddle), Chandler Hold (banjo), and Greg Readling (bass, pedal steel, piano) welcomed spontaneity and the sometimes palpable will of the songs themselves into the process. At the end of the day, Wilson continues, you really want to write songs that have a reason for existing. For Tightrope, we worked together very closely on every decision and every word and every bit of everything to try to make it fit. We want every song to be on the future greatest hits album. Produced by Wilson and Chatham County Line, Tightrope benefits from an unusually rich, resonant sound that blends each member's contributions into a powerful, dynamic whole. The poetic insight of the album's eleven original songs is grounded by Chatham County Line's ongoing commitment to classic stringband instrumentation. Tightrope also marks a return to Sound Pure Studios in Durham, NC, where the band recorded their third collaboration with Norwegian songwriter Jonas Fjeld. This unlikely partnership began in 2005, and has surpassed all expectations, resulting in chart-topping certified-gold albums in Norway, successful tours, and two Spellemannprisen (Norway's equivalent of a Grammy) nominations. Chatham County Line's ability to sincerely render Fjeld's music while still imparting their own perspective is testament to both the band's open mindedness and their deep roots in traditional stringband forms. While their acoustic lineup informs their performances, it places no limitations on the band's formidable songwriting talent. After our second record, Wilson says, we learned to be ourselves and to let the song lead you. To work up the songs on Tightrope, Chatham County Line convened over a period of months in a number of spaces, from dedicated recording studios to Wilson's basement to the auditorium of a historic school building. Rehearsals of the still-coalescing songs were recorded, with each member helping to develop the arrangements and textures, making Tightrope the most collaborative album in the band's canon, with three songs credited to the band as a whole and several others reflecting the sizable contributions of Readling, Holt, and Teer. By giving themselves more time, Chatham County Line allowed some songs to emerge out of informal jams or nascent fragments of melody. Songs like 'Should Have Known Better' and 'Ships at Sea' were based on ideas that Teer had, Wilson explains. We'd have instruments and mics set up, record the idea, and people would take the recording home and dissect it. We recorded them informally three or four times until we got something that could fit and make sense with what we do. It's those songs that we listen to the most now, because they were such spur-of-the-moment creations. The title track epitomized the processes that went into making the album. 'Tightrope of Love' began as an instrumental that Chandler had written, Wilson recalls. We recorded it at practice, and I heard something in Holt's winding, chromatic banjo part that suggested the image of a tightrope walker. I wrote lyrics to that and reassembled it, giving it a different life. We worked a lot on that song. Hours and hours, different versions. We talked about the lyrical approach together. We named the album after it, because this is what this band does. We work together, walking this weird tightrope between bluegrass and acoustic music, creating this alternative folk country sound, and we choose to stay on our own narrow path. That image fit. Tightrope's more heart-stopping moments reflect back lyrically on loss and suffering that is inevitable with the passage of time. Hawk mourns the death of an aging World War II airman who had tenderly befriended a man more than a half-century younger. You just have to go to one veteran's funeral for all that to make sense, Wilson shares. We're losing over 400 World War II vets every single day. It won't be long until all the veterans of the last real global conflict are gone. It's something you want to pay tribute to. The album concludes with the moving soldier's elegy Final Reward. Being from the south, there's so much Civil War history oozing from the ground, Wilson says. Recorded first with just Readling on piano and Wilson singing, the band slowly constructed a haunting instrumental and vocal arrangement around it, concluding with the unlikely addition of a French horn part played on a Chamberlain an arcane, mellotron-like keyboard. Above all, Tightrope reinforces the deep bond shared by the members of Chatham County Line. The lineup has consisted of the same four men for ten years now, giving them an unusually solid foundation. They have grown up together, weathered storms together, and performed around the world fostering a vital, instinctive collaborative sensibility and deep reserves of trust. This band really started out of a couple of friendships, Wilson concludes. I was buddies with Greg, and John and Chandler were really tight. We came together by chance. You can't just rotate a guy out and replace him when you have these friendships and do this kind of original material. It's something larger than that. It's a big train we're riding on and everybody's enjoying the ride.

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Julian Mount

on Mon, 17 Nov 2014 at Chesham Folk Club 8:30pm - 11:00pm. Door open 8:15

Julian crafts a bewilderingly diverse range of witty and funny songs and then throws one in that stops you in your tracks and provokes thought for good measure. He has a distinct style of signwriting and singing with memorable songs delivered with charm, great skill and humor. A long standing and good friend of the club a good evening is in store.

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The Brew

on Mon, 17 Nov 2014 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors at 8pm. Music starts at 8.30 ends at 11pm

"There are moments when reviewing gigs that you end up standing with mouth agape wondering just what the hell you are watching...and just how much you are enjoying the music. Such was the case when The Brew headlined The Diamond Rock Club in Ahoghill on Saturday (May 10th)" - Belfast Metalheads reunited This is one of many reviews from this year that sums up how we felt when The Brew played for us last May, they totally blew us all away! This time they come to us fresh from Hard Rock Hell, having played a Planet Rock tour with Blackwolf. Catch them and be astounded!

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The Brew

on Mon, 17 Nov 2014 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors at 8pm. Music starts at 8.30 ends at 11pm

"There are moments when reviewing gigs that you end up standing with mouth agape wondering just what the hell you are watching...and just how much you are enjoying the music. Such was the case when The Brew headlined The Diamond Rock Club in Ahoghill on Saturday (May 10th)" - Belfast Metalheads reunited This is one of many reviews from this year that sums up how we felt when The Brew played for us last May, they totally blew us all away! This time they come to us fresh from Hard Rock Hell, having played a Planet Rock tour with Blackwolf. Catch them and be astounded!

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Cluasóg

on Mon, 17 Nov 2014 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music starts 8:30pm

Cluasog is an eight-piece band, who draw from a range of classical and traditional backgrounds to produce and perform fresh reinterpretations of Irish, Scottish and American folk songs.

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Wild Ponies

on Mon, 17 Nov 2014 at Emsworth The Hewitt's Doors 7.30pm, Onstage 8.00pm

From Nashville and on their first UK tour promoting their excellent album 'Things That Used to Shine'. NB: Venue name will change to 'The Hewitt's @ Emsworth'. Licensed bar helps fund WemsFest

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Peter Knight's Gigspanner

on Mon, 17 Nov 2014 at Taunton Halsway Manor 8.00pm

Fiddle player Peter Knight (Steeleye Span) come to Hal;sway with his acclaimed trio. Early booking advised.

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Peter Knight's Gigspanner

on Mon, 17 Nov 2014 at Taunton Halsway Manor 8.00pm

Fiddle player Peter Knight (Steeleye Span) come to Hal;sway with his acclaimed trio. Early booking advised.

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Kings Of The South Seas

on Tue, 18 Nov 2014 at London Cecil Sharp House Doors at 7pm, start time 7.30pm

Ben Nicholls vocals, concertina, double bass Richard Warren guitar Evan Jenkins drums Ben Nicholls, Richard Warren and Evan Jenkins launch their new album, Kings of the South Seas. Inspired by the epic British whaling expeditions of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, around Cape Horn and out into the South Pacific and its many islands, the album was recorded at Cecil Sharp House. Bringing this brutal world to life with a contemporary take on traditional songs and ballads, the gig will be accompanied by a film of found footage created by Bafta nominated documentary maker Adam Clitheroe.

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Dan Walsh And Meaghan Blanchard

on Tue, 18 Nov 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

A unique show duo show featuring Dan Walsh and Meaghan Blanchard, two of the best young artists in the UK and Canada respectively. Last autumn, banjo virtuoso Dan Walsh spent two weeks in Prince Edward Island working and touring with Canadian singer-songwriter and ECMA winner, Meaghan Blanchard. The pair bring their show to the UK this autumn, performing a mixture of solo material alongside songs crafted together in Canada and England. An infectious blend of traditional English and Canadian folk makes this one of the most exciting collaborations to hit the folk circuit this year.

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Crh Music Presents Frazey Ford

on Tue, 18 Nov 2014 at Bristol The Tunnels Doors at 7.30pm

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Rachel Sermanni

on Tue, 18 Nov 2014 at London Kings Place 8pm

Rachel Sermanni is taking her Naked Ladies on tour. This Autumn the Folk-Noir balladeer will be on the road, again, with a new Live Album, recorded in the Yukon at the prestigious Dawson City Music Festival, and a collection of her drawings nudes and dreams following their debut exhibition in Edinburgh in June 2014. Rachel is 22. Has been singing her songs since leaving school at 17. Channelling spirits of all ages and archetypes. Weaving images of childhood, womanhood, of instinct and inhibition simply with the breath from her lungs, a hardy martin guitar and a bandolim called Sue. She's travelled all over, singing. Most recently Canada; touring back and forth with Rose Cousins, with her friend and label-sister, Mo Kenney, and solo. Australia for the famous Woodford Folk Festival; And across the UK and Ireland including sold out shows at Londons Union Chapel, and Glasgows Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum touring with friend and label-brother, Colin Macleod. On top of this, Rachel has supported many marvels including John Grant, Fink, Mumford and Sons, Ron Sexsmith and Elvis Costello. For this tour, Rachel will be joined by Jennifer Austin on the piano, Colin Macleod on the guitar (of course, he'll sing a couple of his beautiful songs too). There will hopefully be some unexpected guests along the way also. Rachel says: 'I like the Autumn; It is my favourite.'

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Mad Dog Mcrea

on Tue, 18 Nov 2014 at Preston The Continental 8pm

Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and 'shake your ass' music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs. In constant demand and having played just about every festival and two-bit, jibe-arsed dive in Christendom Mad Dog Mcrea return to tour the UK this autumn on their Longer Road Tour 2014. The famous purple happy bus is fired up and ready for action, and there's room for you jump aboard! PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS RUN OUT THE GUNS Run Out The Guns was formed in late 2009 and is a four piece acoustic lineup featuring Guitar, Fiddle, Mandolin, Banjo, Bouzouki, Bass and Percussion, mixing our own music with songs, shanties, jigs and reels from the distant past to the modern day. Run Out The Guns is a "Folk, Punk, Blues, Rock, Country, Irish Mash-Up", which has been described as the antidote to the "Pulp Fiction" modern music industry! So if you've had a belly full of "The Bland", and want your music to light a fire under you... come aboard, down some grog, stomp your feet to the grass roots beat and prepare to Run Out The Guns... "First class!" Americana UK Magazine "The Manchester area's finest purveyors of traditional folk infused mischief" Fatea

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Simone Felice

on Tue, 18 Nov 2014 at Manchester International Anthony Burgess Foundation 7.30pm

Celebrated Catskill Mountain songwriter Simone Felice (The Felice Brothers, The Duke & The King) returns for a special string of intimate, acoustic dates accompanied by the stellar Anna Mitchell on harmonium, piano and vocal harmony. Expect mesmerising renditions of songs from the recent highly acclaimed Strangers LP, plus a wealth of Simone's beloved back catalogue. 'With two critically acclaimed novellas to his name, Felice has an unabashedly literary sensibility, and a particular knack for taking intimate personal narratives and widening them so they hint at the musical equivalent of the great American novel' The Telegraph, 5* 'Felice gravitates between often fearless songwriting and meandering melodies that wouldn't be out of place on Astral Weeks. Yep that good' Irish Times, 4* This show takes place at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation, a charity that encourages and supports public and scholarly interest in all aspects of the life and work of Anthony Burgess, the late novelist (best known for A Clockwork Orange), poet, playwright, composer, linguist, translator and critic. The foundation, situated just off Oxford Road, features a fully licensed cafe-bar and an engine room, which will host this concert.

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Brooks Williams

on Wed, 19 Nov 2014 at Lowdham The Old Ship Inn Doors 7.30pm, Concert 8pm

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Bright Phoebus Presents: Nancy Kerr & The Sweet Visitor Band

on Wed, 19 Nov 2014 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30pm doors Concert 8pm

Her debut solo CD, her debut tour with The Sweet Visitor Band, we just HAVE to put a gig on with Nancy as we are complete devotees to the point where we suspect she gets a little alarmed by us. But we have excellent taste in musical genii so you can't blame us. Seriously, come to this gig because you will LOVE it! 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, motherhood, migration, hardship and jubilation, and the tensions between rural and urban life. Quite breathtakingly beautiful. Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2. Upon hearing Nancy Kerr for the first time I wanted to hear some more. The songs, the singing, the accompaniments, they meld together into a true sound of England. Christy Moore Touring as Nancy Kerr and the Sweet Visitor Band in November 2014 and March 2015 Joining Nancy live are James Fagan (Cara Dillon, The James Bros, and twice 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, The QP) and Rowan Rheingans (The Rheingans Sisters, Lady Maisery).

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Bright Phoebus Presents: Nancy Kerr & The Sweet Visitor Band

on Wed, 19 Nov 2014 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30pm doors Concert 8pm

Her debut solo CD, her debut tour with The Sweet Visitor Band, we just HAVE to put a gig on with Nancy as we are complete devotees to the point where we suspect she gets a little alarmed by us. But we have excellent taste in musical genii so you can't blame us. Seriously, come to this gig because you will LOVE it! 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, motherhood, migration, hardship and jubilation, and the tensions between rural and urban life. Quite breathtakingly beautiful. Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2. Upon hearing Nancy Kerr for the first time I wanted to hear some more. The songs, the singing, the accompaniments, they meld together into a true sound of England. Christy Moore Touring as Nancy Kerr and the Sweet Visitor Band in November 2014 and March 2015 Joining Nancy live are James Fagan (Cara Dillon, The James Bros, and twice 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, The QP) and Rowan Rheingans (The Rheingans Sisters, Lady Maisery).

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Ewan Mclennan

on Wed, 19 Nov 2014 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath Doors 7.15pm, start 7.45pm

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Gareth Davies-jones & Calum Stewart: North By East

on Wed, 19 Nov 2014 at Newcastle upon Tyne Mining Institute Doors Open 67:00pm. Event start 7:30pm Finish 10pm

North By East is the result of a collaboration between singer-songwriter Gareth Davies-Jones and flautist Calum Stewart. Gareth was born and raised in the North East of Ireland and now lives in the North East of England, Calum is originally from the North East of Scotland and has worked extensively in the North East of England. Taking songs and tunes from each of these three distinctive regions of the British Isles Gareth and Calum have put together an evocative, compelling and engaging evening of entertainment. You'll laugh, you'll sing along, you'll see some sights and take in the view as you embark upon a musical journey through the North Country, all from the comfort of your local venue. Throughout the evening the stories that lie behind the music add an extra dimension as the artists share something of their own musical heritage and the impact that the landscape, people and places of the North East regions have had on their writing and performance. A show for all the family. http://northbyeast.bandcamp.com/ Gareth Davies-Jones Combining Folk, Americana, Roots and Acoustic traditions Irish-born singer-songwriter Gareth Davies-Jones demonstrates an honesty, depth and passion with his beautifully arranged and evocative songs. Compelling you to listen to each word sung and every note strummed his powerful and strong lyrics bring affecting stories laced with social and political observations. Alongside solo tours, other collaborations include tours with Yvonne Lyon and Megson and support work for Karine Polwart, Phil Beer, Waterson Carthy, Steve Tilston, Paul Field and Coco Mbassi. One of the UK's best-kept musical secretspowerful songs and affecting performances Properganda Rich and soulful vocals, a fine ear for melody & masterful acoustic guitar playing Rockn'Reel Magazine Gareth is a fresh new voice real songs with some real things to say, in a melodic and entertaining way. A fine addition to the troubadour tradition Jez Lowe WWW.GARETHDAVIES-JONES.COM Calum Stewart A leading instrumentalist in contemporary traditional, British Isles, European and World music, Calum Stewart has established his own unique and appealing style. His fluid and haunting Wooden Flute playing draws out a fresh and invigorating sound which nevertheless captures the spirit of the tradition. Calum plays and collaborates with other contemporary acoustic and folk acts such as Mabon, Manran, Heikki Bourgault and Maes Iago. Is it possible to play a wooden flute with youthful exuberance and virtuosity at the same time? It seems it is! Folker! Magazine Calum is a musician who manages to combine the search for fresh, new and innovative music with a deep commitment to tradition Rab Adams Calum has quickly reinforced himself as a master player of the Wooden Flute Mick Tems, Taplas Magazine WWW.CALUM-STEWART.COM

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Gareth Davies-jones & Calum Stewart: North By East

on Wed, 19 Nov 2014 at Newcastle upon Tyne Mining Institute Doors Open 67:00pm. Event start 7:30pm Finish 10pm

North By East is the result of a collaboration between singer-songwriter Gareth Davies-Jones and flautist Calum Stewart. Gareth was born and raised in the North East of Ireland and now lives in the North East of England, Calum is originally from the North East of Scotland and has worked extensively in the North East of England. Taking songs and tunes from each of these three distinctive regions of the British Isles Gareth and Calum have put together an evocative, compelling and engaging evening of entertainment. You'll laugh, you'll sing along, you'll see some sights and take in the view as you embark upon a musical journey through the North Country, all from the comfort of your local venue. Throughout the evening the stories that lie behind the music add an extra dimension as the artists share something of their own musical heritage and the impact that the landscape, people and places of the North East regions have had on their writing and performance. A show for all the family. http://northbyeast.bandcamp.com/ Gareth Davies-Jones Combining Folk, Americana, Roots and Acoustic traditions Irish-born singer-songwriter Gareth Davies-Jones demonstrates an honesty, depth and passion with his beautifully arranged and evocative songs. Compelling you to listen to each word sung and every note strummed his powerful and strong lyrics bring affecting stories laced with social and political observations. Alongside solo tours, other collaborations include tours with Yvonne Lyon and Megson and support work for Karine Polwart, Phil Beer, Waterson Carthy, Steve Tilston, Paul Field and Coco Mbassi. One of the UK's best-kept musical secretspowerful songs and affecting performances Properganda Rich and soulful vocals, a fine ear for melody & masterful acoustic guitar playing Rockn'Reel Magazine Gareth is a fresh new voice real songs with some real things to say, in a melodic and entertaining way. A fine addition to the troubadour tradition Jez Lowe WWW.GARETHDAVIES-JONES.COM Calum Stewart A leading instrumentalist in contemporary traditional, British Isles, European and World music, Calum Stewart has established his own unique and appealing style. His fluid and haunting Wooden Flute playing draws out a fresh and invigorating sound which nevertheless captures the spirit of the tradition. Calum plays and collaborates with other contemporary acoustic and folk acts such as Mabon, Manran, Heikki Bourgault and Maes Iago. Is it possible to play a wooden flute with youthful exuberance and virtuosity at the same time? It seems it is! Folker! Magazine Calum is a musician who manages to combine the search for fresh, new and innovative music with a deep commitment to tradition Rab Adams Calum has quickly reinforced himself as a master player of the Wooden Flute Mick Tems, Taplas Magazine WWW.CALUM-STEWART.COM

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John Smith

on Thu, 20 Nov 2014 at Aldershot West End Centre 8.00pm

Doors at 7.00pm Show starts at 8.00pm

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Nancy Kerr And The Sweet Visitor Band

on Thu, 20 Nov 2014 at London Cecil Sharp House Doors at 7pm, start time 7.30pm

Influential singer-violinist Nancy Kerr launches her eagerly anticipated solo debut, Sweet Visitor. Already a respected interpreter of traditional material, Nancy's emergence as a writer 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 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).

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Gavin Davenport With Tom Kitching

on Thu, 20 Nov 2014 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

Formerly of Crucible and Albion Band, Gavin is making waves as a solo artist, with bold, distinctive vocals, a unique, percussive guitar style and songwriting which melds the best of the folk tradition with modern references and relevance. He is joined by fiddle virtuoso Tom Kitching, seen here earlier this year with Pilgrims' Way.

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Gavin Davenport With Tom Kitching

on Thu, 20 Nov 2014 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

Formerly of Crucible and Albion Band, Gavin is making waves as a solo artist, with bold, distinctive vocals, a unique, percussive guitar style and songwriting which melds the best of the folk tradition with modern references and relevance. He is joined by fiddle virtuoso Tom Kitching, seen here earlier this year with Pilgrims' Way.

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Loosely, Folk Presents Sarah Mcquaid

on Thu, 20 Nov 2014 at Thirsk The Golden Fleece doors at 7.30pm, show at 8.00pm

Our final show of the year features the wonderful Sarah McQuaid. Rising star Sarah McQuaid's voice has been likened to malt whiskey, melted chocolate and honey poured into wine (Minor 7th). A captivating performer, she seduces her audience with cheeky banter and stories from the road, as well as with stunning musicianship; in her hands, the guitar becomes much more than merely an accompanying instrument. Her musical output reflects her own eclectic background: Sarah was born in Spain, raised in Chicago, holds dual US and Irish citizenship, and now lives in rural England. Refusing to be pigeonholed, she spans the genres with both her beautifully crafted originals and her interpretations of material from around the globe and down the centuries. Sarah's third solo album The Plum Tree and the Rose has drawn critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic: Impeccable, wrote fRoots (UK), while Midwest Record (USA) called it low key but glorious and incendiary and Hot Press (Ireland) said it should feature on many end-of-year best-ofs. Likely to make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck. Aled Jones, BBC Radio 2 A world class talent ... burns with a brilliant allure. Living Tradition www.sarahmcquaid.com www.facebook.com/sarahmcquaidmusic www.twitter.com/sarahmcquaid

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Loosely, Folk Presents Sarah Mcquaid

on Thu, 20 Nov 2014 at Thirsk The Golden Fleece doors at 7.30pm, show at 8.00pm

Our final show of the year features the wonderful Sarah McQuaid. Rising star Sarah McQuaid's voice has been likened to malt whiskey, melted chocolate and honey poured into wine (Minor 7th). A captivating performer, she seduces her audience with cheeky banter and stories from the road, as well as with stunning musicianship; in her hands, the guitar becomes much more than merely an accompanying instrument. Her musical output reflects her own eclectic background: Sarah was born in Spain, raised in Chicago, holds dual US and Irish citizenship, and now lives in rural England. Refusing to be pigeonholed, she spans the genres with both her beautifully crafted originals and her interpretations of material from around the globe and down the centuries. Sarah's third solo album The Plum Tree and the Rose has drawn critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic: Impeccable, wrote fRoots (UK), while Midwest Record (USA) called it low key but glorious and incendiary and Hot Press (Ireland) said it should feature on many end-of-year best-ofs. Likely to make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck. Aled Jones, BBC Radio 2 A world class talent ... burns with a brilliant allure. Living Tradition www.sarahmcquaid.com www.facebook.com/sarahmcquaidmusic www.twitter.com/sarahmcquaid

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Fabian Holland

on Thu, 20 Nov 2014 at Exeter Starz Bar Doors open 7.30pm Start time 8.15pm

DOORS OPEN 7.30pm START TIME 8.15pm Fabian Holland is a remarkably fine singer, guitarist and songwriter. Folk Radio UK was even more direct in its enthusiasm He's not good, he's bloody good! We can't wait to hear more! Fabian seems to have sprung fully fledged from nowhere though he's been playing music and performing live since a youngster. He grew up in an artistic household where performance and artistic expression were part of everyday life, listening to blues guys such as Sonny Boy Williamson and Muddy Waters. His early influences (drawn from his father's record collection) were Muddy Waters, R.L Burnside, Son House, Howlinʼ Wolf, Chuck Berry and Skip James (the last's classic 'Hard Times Killing Floor Blues' is rendered subtly and hauntingly on Fabian's début album). He started playing guitar at the age of seven, taught by his father who also played harmonica. Fabian later attended the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford, studying under the watchful guidance of the sadly missed guitar virtuoso Eric Roche. After his studies he moved to the mountains of the Abruzzo Region, Italy, where he spent four years developing his musical style, busking, gigging and composing. He later returned to the UK to pursue his music career; he now lives on his narrow boat on London's canal network. Fabian plays two Lowden guitars, a 1994 Lowden O10 (which he currently uses as his main instrument) and an old Lowden S22 that was bought from a luthier in Scotland who claimed it once belonged to a member of Steeler's Wheel. Lowdens in general are just lovely to play, he confirms. Whatever the model or make, Fabian plays guitar with a subtlety of touch and great fluency. His creativity is a joy to hear. His eponymously titled, début album is produced by Mark Hutchinson (who also produced recent albums for the likes of Blair Dunlop, Walsh and Pound, Spiers and Boden and the Albion Christmas Band). I think Mark and I both agreed from the start that simplicity would be the key to this album, says Fabian with guitar and vocals being the main focus. We decided on a concise album and picked the tracks carefully. Most of my songs are stories influenced by people I've met along the years and I've travelled about a bit so I've met all sorts of interesting people. There are two traditional tracks in the album, 'Banks Of The Dee' and 'Dr Price'. These are not widely known trad songs; I like that because it offers people something they may not have heard before. Through the whole album the guitar and vocals were recorded at the same time and I think this produces a very real and immediate sound, rather than something contrived through studio trickery. That reliance on the performances themselves, his vocals and guitar stylings, produces a most compelling début album. In its simplicity and directness, it harks back to the folk of an earlier golden age, but it has no need to reference specific musical influences or iconic performers. Fabian Holland is indeed a singular new talent.

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Fabian Holland

on Thu, 20 Nov 2014 at Exeter Starz Bar Doors open 7.30pm Start time 8.15pm

DOORS OPEN 7.30pm START TIME 8.15pm Fabian Holland is a remarkably fine singer, guitarist and songwriter. Folk Radio UK was even more direct in its enthusiasm He's not good, he's bloody good! We can't wait to hear more! Fabian seems to have sprung fully fledged from nowhere though he's been playing music and performing live since a youngster. He grew up in an artistic household where performance and artistic expression were part of everyday life, listening to blues guys such as Sonny Boy Williamson and Muddy Waters. His early influences (drawn from his father's record collection) were Muddy Waters, R.L Burnside, Son House, Howlinʼ Wolf, Chuck Berry and Skip James (the last's classic 'Hard Times Killing Floor Blues' is rendered subtly and hauntingly on Fabian's début album). He started playing guitar at the age of seven, taught by his father who also played harmonica. Fabian later attended the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford, studying under the watchful guidance of the sadly missed guitar virtuoso Eric Roche. After his studies he moved to the mountains of the Abruzzo Region, Italy, where he spent four years developing his musical style, busking, gigging and composing. He later returned to the UK to pursue his music career; he now lives on his narrow boat on London's canal network. Fabian plays two Lowden guitars, a 1994 Lowden O10 (which he currently uses as his main instrument) and an old Lowden S22 that was bought from a luthier in Scotland who claimed it once belonged to a member of Steeler's Wheel. Lowdens in general are just lovely to play, he confirms. Whatever the model or make, Fabian plays guitar with a subtlety of touch and great fluency. His creativity is a joy to hear. His eponymously titled, début album is produced by Mark Hutchinson (who also produced recent albums for the likes of Blair Dunlop, Walsh and Pound, Spiers and Boden and the Albion Christmas Band). I think Mark and I both agreed from the start that simplicity would be the key to this album, says Fabian with guitar and vocals being the main focus. We decided on a concise album and picked the tracks carefully. Most of my songs are stories influenced by people I've met along the years and I've travelled about a bit so I've met all sorts of interesting people. There are two traditional tracks in the album, 'Banks Of The Dee' and 'Dr Price'. These are not widely known trad songs; I like that because it offers people something they may not have heard before. Through the whole album the guitar and vocals were recorded at the same time and I think this produces a very real and immediate sound, rather than something contrived through studio trickery. That reliance on the performances themselves, his vocals and guitar stylings, produces a most compelling début album. In its simplicity and directness, it harks back to the folk of an earlier golden age, but it has no need to reference specific musical influences or iconic performers. Fabian Holland is indeed a singular new talent.

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Jimmy Livingstone

on Thu, 20 Nov 2014 at Highweek Village Hall Doors open 6.45. 7.30pm start

Folk/ Rock/ Blues Music Jimmy Livingstone is an emerging British singer /songwriter with a rapidly growing reputation. Earlier this year he undertook his first solo UK tour. Jimmy's music comes with a splash of Americana and a sliver of soul. He sings and plays piano and guitar and is also known as an entertaining story teller between songs . 7.30 pm start

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Jimmy Livingstone

on Thu, 20 Nov 2014 at Highweek Village Hall Doors open 6.45. 7.30pm start

Folk/ Rock/ Blues Music Jimmy Livingstone is an emerging British singer /songwriter with a rapidly growing reputation. Earlier this year he undertook his first solo UK tour. Jimmy's music comes with a splash of Americana and a sliver of soul. He sings and plays piano and guitar and is also known as an entertaining story teller between songs . 7.30 pm start

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Ewan Mclennan At Roots Music Club

on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7.30 for 8pm

The best in traditional folk song with one of the UK's most precise and beautiful guitarists. http://www.ewanmclennan.co.uk/

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Nick Harper

on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 at Matlock Bath Fishpond Doors at 8pm

A busy 2013 saw Nick on a major UK solo tour in support of his 8th studio album 'Riven'. An epic recording with legendary producer Tchad Blake at the helm. Nick has also found time to play on new recordings with Lana Del Rey, Newton Faulkner and Steven Wilson this year, via his 6th appearance at Glastonbury Festival whilst also running his own charity concert/walk in deepest Wiltshire in August - Devil's Den Rocks! Son of the legendary UK singer-songwriter Roy Harper, Nick was born in London and raised in Wiltshire. Having played the guitar from the age of 10 and surrounded by the likes of Keith Moon, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and Dave Gilmour as he grew up, it was no surprise when Nick made his recording debut on his father's Whatever Happened to Jugula? in 1985. Nick's talent and energy entranced Roy's fans and it was inevitable that he would begin touring and recording in his own right. The 1994 EP Light at the End of the Kennel was swiftly followed by his powerful 1995 debut long player Seed prompting The Independent to describe him as "hugely talented". In 1996 Nick met Squeeze frontman and songwriter Glenn Tilbrook. Tilbrook was so impressed that he offered Nick a job playing with and supporting Squeeze and promptly signed Nick to his own label, Quixotic Records. Following tours in the UK, USA and Japan, Nick recorded the 1998 album Smithereens with Tilbrook as producer. This album and subsequent 40 date solo tour, including dates in New York and Glastonbury, confirmed Nick as a formidable talent in his own right. "If imagination, energy and bags of talent were the only factors in making a successful pop career, few would deny that Squeeze man Glenn Tilbrook has backed a winner in Nick HarperSplendid stuff" - MOJO magazine. He teamed up with Tilbrook again on 2000's highly acclaimed album Harperspace. This is the album that confirmed his position at the forefront of a new generation of British Acoustic Performers. "Nick Harper has a quality that stands head and shoulders above anything else you are likely to encounterThe Verse Time Forgot from the new album 'Harperspace' is as close to a perfect song as you are likely to get." Edinburgh Evening News

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Chatham County Line

on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 at Manchester The Deaf Institute Doors at 7.30pm

Entering their second decade as a top class bluegrass ensemble, Chatham County Line elegantly reconcile the past and future, tradition and innovation. North Carolina's finest will be here with a new album, 'Tightrope', tucked under their arms. Standing show with some very limited unreserved seating. More info at www.mrkite.org

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Chris Leslie

on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 8.15 pm (doors 7.45)

Fairport Convention's prime songwriter, singer and multi instrumentalist Chris Leslie is making a return visit to Wessex Acoustic. This is a night not to be missed. Support from our king of Americana, Rod Jenkins

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Chris Leslie

on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 8.15 pm (doors 7.45)

Fairport Convention's prime songwriter, singer and multi instrumentalist Chris Leslie is making a return visit to Wessex Acoustic. This is a night not to be missed. Support from our king of Americana, Rod Jenkins

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Martyn Joseph

on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 at Hutton Rudby 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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The Emily Portman Trio

on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 at Guildford Institute Doors 7:30pm; Music 8:00pm

Emily Portman needs no introduction to regulars at the club and this will be her Trio's second visit to the Institute. A wonderful singer, and concertina and banjo player, Emily is renowned for her interpretation of English folksong and, more recently, as a writer of complex and darkly surreal songs, part inspired by traditional balladry and part by rich literary sources, from the myth of Leda and the Swan to the magical realism of Angela Carter. She won the 2013 BBC Radio Two Folk Award for Best Original Song for her composition Hatchlings. The other members of the trio are singer, viola and musical saw player Lucy Farrell and singer and harpist Rachel Newton. The combination of Emily's ethereal voice and the trio's entrancing harmonies, plus their haunting arrangements, bewitch the audience with songs of dark deeds and strange enchantment the raw stuff of the great ballads (Mike Harding). Emily's third album is scheduled for release at the end of 2014 and the trio will be showcasing this new material in their November tour. Emily recasts antique folk and myth into stunning shapes ... remarkable and original The Observer NOTE: If you pay full price and decide, on the night, to join the club you will be given £1.00 reduction on membership.

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The Emily Portman Trio

on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 at Guildford Institute Doors 7:30pm; Music 8:00pm

Emily Portman needs no introduction to regulars at the club and this will be her Trio's second visit to the Institute. A wonderful singer, and concertina and banjo player, Emily is renowned for her interpretation of English folksong and, more recently, as a writer of complex and darkly surreal songs, part inspired by traditional balladry and part by rich literary sources, from the myth of Leda and the Swan to the magical realism of Angela Carter. She won the 2013 BBC Radio Two Folk Award for Best Original Song for her composition Hatchlings. The other members of the trio are singer, viola and musical saw player Lucy Farrell and singer and harpist Rachel Newton. The combination of Emily's ethereal voice and the trio's entrancing harmonies, plus their haunting arrangements, bewitch the audience with songs of dark deeds and strange enchantment the raw stuff of the great ballads (Mike Harding). Emily's third album is scheduled for release at the end of 2014 and the trio will be showcasing this new material in their November tour. Emily recasts antique folk and myth into stunning shapes ... remarkable and original The Observer NOTE: If you pay full price and decide, on the night, to join the club you will be given £1.00 reduction on membership.

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Cash: A Celebration Of The Music Of Johnny Cash

on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 at Preston The Continental 8pm

FULL BAND CELEBRATION OF THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH PLUS SUPPORT TBC Ben Welburn and co. are back with their brilliant full-band celebration of the music of Johnny Cash, plus support TBC. Payin' respect to the man in black.

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The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari With Live Band.

on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8.00pm

An evening with a difference: a famous and ground-breaking silent film The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari projected on our big screen complete with a live accompaniment from award winning guitarist and composer Graeme Stephen. The Cabinet of Dr Caligari is the newly-restored German expressionist masterpiece from 1920 directed by Robert Wiene (and could be a little scary for small children). To provide the live music, Graeme will be backed by his brilliant and talented jazz trio comprising Martin Kershaw, Saxophone; Mario Caribe, Bass; and Tom Bancroft, Drums. Graeme won the Innovation Award for his Score to the classic Silent film Sunrise and Instrumentalist of the Year award at the Scottish jazz awards. Graeme Stephen again underlined the qualities that make him a player on the international jazz stage with his latest project, in which he created the soundtrack to a silent movie. The Herald

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The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari With Live Band.

on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8.00pm

An evening with a difference: a famous and ground-breaking silent film The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari projected on our big screen complete with a live accompaniment from award winning guitarist and composer Graeme Stephen. The Cabinet of Dr Caligari is the newly-restored German expressionist masterpiece from 1920 directed by Robert Wiene (and could be a little scary for small children). To provide the live music, Graeme will be backed by his brilliant and talented jazz trio comprising Martin Kershaw, Saxophone; Mario Caribe, Bass; and Tom Bancroft, Drums. Graeme won the Innovation Award for his Score to the classic Silent film Sunrise and Instrumentalist of the Year award at the Scottish jazz awards. Graeme Stephen again underlined the qualities that make him a player on the international jazz stage with his latest project, in which he created the soundtrack to a silent movie. The Herald

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Jim Causley And Lucas Drinkwater

on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre Doors 6pm Show 7.30pm

Five times BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jim Causley is joined by guitarist Lucas Drinkwater to perform a programme of music and song based on the works of much-loved Cornish poet Charles Causley - a distant relative - folk music with a local flavour!

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Jim Causley And Lucas Drinkwater

on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre Doors 6pm Show 7.30pm

Five times BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jim Causley is joined by guitarist Lucas Drinkwater to perform a programme of music and song based on the works of much-loved Cornish poet Charles Causley - a distant relative - folk music with a local flavour!

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Jim Causley And Lucas Drinkwater

on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre Doors 6pm Show 7.30pm

Five times BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jim Causley is joined by guitarist Lucas Drinkwater to perform a programme of music and song based on the works of much-loved Cornish poet Charles Causley - a distant relative - folk music with a local flavour!

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John Langan Band

on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm High energy, unhinged, and musically extravagant, The John Langan Band delivers folk tunes with a punky and virtuosic flair. This dynamic, three-piece band, will get you up on your feet and dancing to their groovy rhythms and fresh acoustic sounds. CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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John Langan Band

on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm High energy, unhinged, and musically extravagant, The John Langan Band delivers folk tunes with a punky and virtuosic flair. This dynamic, three-piece band, will get you up on your feet and dancing to their groovy rhythms and fresh acoustic sounds. CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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All The Wild Folk Presents The Coach House Company + Teyr

on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 at London Jamboree 8pm to Midnight

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The Sarah Smith Trio

on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe Doors 7.00pm Gig 8.00pm

Bar only (no food)

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An Evening Of Flamenco Music & Dance, Featuring Alvaro Guarnido

on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 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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Rosco Levee & The Southern Slide - Live At The Billabong - Live Album Recording

on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 at Rochester Royal Function Rooms Doors at 8pm / Recording from 9pm

Rosco Levee & The Southern Slide invite you to be part of their new album when they record "Live At The Billabong" direct on reel-to-reel at The Royal Function Rooms in Rochester, Kent on Friday 21st November 2014. Ticket price includes entrance and a copy of the finished album "Live At The Billabong" which will be released as soon as possible after the event. Album price will be £10 so you're getting it HALF PRICE by being part of it at this unique recording! There are strictly limited tickets available for this event which is going to be a real highlight of the bands year and an amazing chance to see them live in an intimate venue in their home county and be a part of recording their first live album! Doors at 8pm, Recording from 9pm ---- Please be aware that this event is being recorded for live album release. The band would appreciate if talk whilst they're playing could be kept to an absolute minimum. Cheering/whooping/whistling after each song is however to be encouraged! ----

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Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge - Showcase Final

on Fri, 21 Nov 2014 at Liverpool The View Two Gallery Doors 7.30pm, music 8.00pm

Now in it's fourth year, the Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge continues to lay down the creative songwriting gauntlet to local songwriters to write a brand new song inspired by a work of art displayed in the View Two Gallery. Judges Kaya Herstad Carney, Robert Vincent, and Jon Lawton have rated all of the songs for Originality, Lyrics, Melody and Composition and the top ten placed songs will be performed at the Showcase Final with the work of art projected onto the wall for everyone to see. At the end of the night the Judges' Award winner will be announced, and the audience get to vote for their favourite too. All proceeds from the night are donated to Marie Curie Cancer Care and Garston Animal Rescue in memory of Sharon Jones.

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Tom Lewis: Shammick Acoustic

on Sat, 22 Nov 2014 at Combe Martin The Pack o' Cards Doors 7.30 pm for 8 pm start

Tom's songs are some of the best-known on the folk scene, especially by those who enjoy the participation aspect of it, as he has an amazing talent for writing singable chorus songs! Tom spent 24 years on Navy diesel submarines, rather like his songwriting hero the late Cyril Tawney. His songs cover a wide range of nautical topics, from life on board H.M. Ships, through the loneliness and lure of the sea, to traditional shanties and classic nautical poetry set to his own and others' melodies, accompanied on occasion with button accordion and ukulele. He thus recruits his audience for a voyage by turns reflective, dramatic and humorous. With his powerful vocal style and infectious humour, he entertains superbly, and keeps his audiences returning again and again.

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Lisbee Stainton

on Sat, 22 Nov 2014 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys doors 7pm

When multi-instrumentalist Lisbee isn't writing and recording her own work she tours as a special guest with Seth Lakeman's band, with the folk star describing her as, a fantastic singer songwriter. Bound for gloryan exquisite slice of traditional songwriting The Times

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Anais Mitchell

on Sat, 22 Nov 2014 at Guildford Holy Trinity Church 7pm

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Deaf School

on Sat, 22 Nov 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm

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Steve Tilston

on Sat, 22 Nov 2014 at Clayton Le Moors Mill House 7.15PM

ASK ANYONE ON THE ENGLISH ACCOUSTIC MUSIC SCENE WHO THEIR FAVOURITE GUITARIST, SINGER, SONGWRITER AND ENTERTAINER IS AND, NINE TIME OUT OF TEN, THE SAME NAME WILL CROP UP IN THE TOP THREE. STEVE TILSTON IS ONE OF OUR MOST CELEBRATED SONG-SMITHS, WIDELY RECOGNISED WITHIN THE WORLDS OF FOLK AND CONTEMPORARY MUSIC. "ONE OF THE GREAT VOICES OF ENGLISH MUSIC. ONE OF THE GREAT COMPSERS OF ENGLISH MUSIC." BOB HARRIS, BBC RADIO 2 "A FINE AND THOUGHTFUL SONGWRITER AND SINGER AND A REMARKABLE GUITARIST." THE GUARDIAN.

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Martyn Joseph

on Sat, 22 Nov 2014 at Swaffham Assembly Rooms Start time 7.30 pm

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Megson

on Sat, 22 Nov 2014 at Cambridge Michaelhouse 7.30pm

Stu & Debbie Hanna are the husband & wife duo MEGSON. Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the 2011 Spiral Earth Awards they draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a unique brand of folk music. Their infectious sound is a mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars and mandolas. Their 2014 Album 'In A Box' was released in May to critical aclaim. Sunday Express - 4* Album Of The Week 'Clever, moving songs - In a Box is an evocative and original album, blending modern and traditional folk ' - Daily Telegraph 4 * review (Top 10 folk albums of Spring 2014)' 'Arresting vocals, delicious harmonies - an intricate musical tapestry. This album will become a classic , no doubt, no question' - Folkwords This intimate setting is the pefect venue hear the wonderful sounds of Megson. more details at:- http://petersfieldnights.wordpress.com/our-latest-event/

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Chris While & Julie Matthews In Concert

on Sat, 22 Nov 2014 at Marsden Mechanics Hall Doors at 7.30pm Concert starts 8pm

Both multi-instrumentalist, Julie playing guitar, piano, bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica, accoridan and Chris plays guitar, bodhran, banjo, dulcimer, and percussion. they have toured throughout the world and their songs have been covered by artists such as Mary Black, Barbara Dickenson, Christine Collister rand Fairport Convention.

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9bach

on Sat, 22 Nov 2014 at Newport Le Pub;;' Doors 7.30pm

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Roger Davies

on Sat, 22 Nov 2014 at Water Yeat Village Hall Doors 7:30pm, 8:00pm start

Like a modern day musical L.S. Lowry, Roger's songs inspire, inform and entertain audiences of all ages. Many of Roger's songs are set in and around his native West Yorkshire as he explains: I need a backdrop, a landscape, in which to place my characters and narratives in order to make them believable, which of course they should be as I only use true stories and real experiences as the basis for my songs in the first place. Cabaret style seating. No bar so bring your own drinks!

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Cut A Rug With Djanan Turan + Bard

on Sat, 22 Nov 2014 at London Jamboree 8pm to Midnight

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Brooke Sharkey And Adam Beattie

on Sat, 22 Nov 2014 at Bridport British Legion Hall Doors open 8.00pm

Fannys Roving Folk Club

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Matt Schofield

on Sun, 23 Nov 2014 at Sheffield The Greystones 7pm

Matt Schofield continues to push the frontiers and reshape the boundaries of the British Blues tradition. Guitar virtuoso, singer, songwriter, producer and band leader. Ten years into his solo career, Schofield's impact as one of the most influential and distinctive guitarists of his generation is unquestionable. Along with his ever growing fan base from performances around the globe comes awards, industry, peer and critical acclaim - three time "British Blues Guitarist of the Year", "British Blues Album of the Year" (Heads, Tails & Aces - 2010) and the first guitarist inducted into the "British Blues Awards Hall of Fame". Mojo Magazine "Blues Album of the Year" (Anything But Time - 2011) and Guitar & Bass Magazines "Top Ten British Blues Guitarist of All Time" alongside Eric Clapton and Peter Green. Schofield's inimitable playing and tone has inspired legions of guitarists, and a signature Two-Rock Matt Schofield amplifier. With his Hal Leonard "Blues Guitar Artistry" Instructional DVD, Matt became one of the few British blues artists to join the company of Buddy Guy and Eric Johnson. What remains most impressive is Schofield live. From main stages at prestigious festivals such as Montreal or North Sea Jazz, to packed houses in iconic clubs like New York's Iridium or London's 100 Club, Schofield's ability to connect with audiences immediately and profoundly is unforgettable. His authenticity, mastery of guitar, emotive vocals, and improvisational brilliance are brought to life with innovative original compositions, as beautifully captured on the recent live album "Ten From The Road". Schofield will release his new album Far As I Can See on Mascot/Provogue Records in February 2014, the most preeminent blues guitar label in the world.

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Gigspanner

on Sun, 23 Nov 2014 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors at 7pm, Show Starts at 8pm

Led by Steeleye Span's legendary fiddle player, Peter Knight, Gigspanner has been hailed by Songlines magazine as 'another milestone in folk's rebirth of cool', but those in the know will tell you that there is more to Gigspanner than meets the eye. Their musical reach flirts audaciously with Eastern European, French, Cajun, African and even Aboriginal influences, transporting audiences on a 'blistering pace of a musical world tour' (Phil Widdows, Folkcast). It is appropriate then that author Terry Pratchett wrote that 'Peter Knight can spin the world on his bow'. Ultimately, the music Gigspanner produces confounds any attempt to label it, and it is that intriguing, indefinable ingredient that continues to inspire audiences of all leanings, bringing them back for more. As a trio they have successfully amalgamated the diverse sum of their parts, and have honed and polished a brand that is uniquely theirs, without any show of gimmickry. Finding the perfect vehicle to showcase the breadth of his virtuosity, Peter's musicianship within the context of Gigspanner is a revelation to those whose only experience of his playing has been limited to Steeleye Span. Peter's virtuosity is enhanced by the flawless playing of Roger Flack on guitar and Vincent Salzfaas on congas and djembe. As a founding member of Celtic-Rock Band 'The Tabs', Roger is primarily a rock musician who shares Peters' affinity with traditional material, whilst Vincent who has studied his craft in Senegal and Cuba, adds another dimension, one that is distinctly multi-cultural. As R2 magazine noted, it is Vincent's musical presence that seals the deal with regard to what makes 'Gigspanner different'. What they do have in common is an unwavering, single minded commitment to dig deep and to load the music with something of value. Gigspanner's audience knows that it is being honoured with a gift that is the difference between 'entertaining' and 'spellbinding'. Gigspanner's debut album, 'Lipreading the Poet' was named by 'The Wire' as one of the best 15 Global Albums of 2009. But ditch the pigeonholes. Gigspanner's commitment to producing 'music of intelligently crafted brilliance' (Songlines) has paid off in spades, and they have now earned their place on the festival and concert stages of the UK and beyond. 'One of the best sets came from Peter Knight's Gigspanner...Beautiful Instrumentals and fine treatments of traditional pieces' - R2 Magazine, Review of Great British Folk Festival 2012 'Intelligent, multi-lingual music making. Gigspanner are marking out a distinctive zone of their own' - Julian Cowley, The Wire 'The trio co-creates a depth of multi-textured melody that belies the pared-down instrumental line-up. Exceptional stuff, and not to be missed' - Noel Harvey, Acoustic Magazine 'Altogether gorgeous, music to sustain the spirit. Rarely have I heard such insistent calls for encores' - Dai Jeffries, Rock 'n Reel Magazine

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Anais Mitchell

on Sun, 23 Nov 2014 at Bakewell The Medway Centre Doors 7.30pm

BBC 2 Folk award winner Anais Mitchell returns after storming shows in Sheffield and Manchester in March

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Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll

on Sun, 23 Nov 2014 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

English fiddle duo

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Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll

on Sun, 23 Nov 2014 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

English fiddle duo

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Voice

on Sun, 23 Nov 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Voice, the engaging female vocal trio present Patterns of Love a programme of songs that explore the beauty, heartache and humour of love. The trio's performance takes in medieval to contemporary with music from the Troubadours and Trouveres, Shakespearean song, 16th century catches, and folksong arrangements from the UK and Ireland. Voice have commissioned new works for Patterns of Love by five leading British composers: Stevie Wishart, Helen Chadwick, Ayanna Witter-Johnson, Emily Levy, and Marcus Davidson, completing this unique programme. www.voicetrio.co.uk "...an almost impossibly-gorgeous braid of sound..." (The Oxford Times)

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Andy Cutting

on Sun, 23 Nov 2014 at Canterbury The Black Robin Inn 6pm for 6.30pm start

Sunday 23rd November 2014 The Black Robin Inn, Kingston, Canterbury Doors 6pm for 6.30pm start Tickets £12 online £13 cash or cheque in advance £14 on the door Andy Cutting Nominated Musician of the Year 2012 Musician of the Year 2011 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Andy Cutting is a rarity. A musician's musician (BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winner Best Musician 2008 & 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. There are few melodeon players who put so much feeling into their playing, whether it is a set of dance tunes, or accompaniment to a slow English ballad. Andy has been consistent musical force since he came swiftly to prominence with the innovative Blowzabella. As well as a thorough grounding in the English tradition, Andy's influences extend way beyond these isles, particularly to the music of Central France and to the storming Quebecois tradition. These influences will be well-known to all those familiar with Andy's duo with English fiddle player, guitarist and singer, Chris Wood. Wood & Cutting became one of the most influential, and enduring, duos on the scene; paving the way for the explosion of many of today's thrusting young newcomers. Andy's commitment to, and sense of pride in traditional music, as well as his sensitivity and understanding of the form, has made him one of the folk scene's most wanted, playing with Kate Rusby, John McCusker and Under One Sky to name but a few. There is also a growing demand for him to play outside this genre (having recorded with Sting, John Illsley (Dire Straits) but most recently being asked to join The Who for an acoustic concert in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust. As well as his ongoing work with Chris Wood, Andy is currently working with Martin Simpson, June Tabor and Blowzabella. "Hearing Andy Cutting play is like going through the wardrobe and finding Narnia. His music is glorious, joyful, moving, subtle, emotionally charged, a totally spell-binding experience that is never long enough". June Tabor "Andy is the consumate accompanist, harmonically, rhythmically and melodically and an exquisite soloist. There is no one I'd rather work with." Martin Simpson Praise for Andy's debut solo album: 'A subtle and masterful musician finally gets centre stage' Spiral Earth 2010 'This debut is a thing of beauty that unveils its pleasures tentatively: all the more to savour them over the long haul' The Irish Times 2010 www.andy-cutting.co.uk www.alanbearmanmusic.co.uk If WEGOTTICKETS SAYS TICKETS UNAVAILABLE ON THE DAY OF THE CONCERT, PLEASE CHECK WEBSITE WWW.FOLKINTHEBARN.CO.UK FOR AVAILABILITY ON THE DOOR

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Steve Dan Mills / Reid Jamieson

on Sun, 23 Nov 2014 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

A North American Double Bill: STEVE DAN MILLS (USA) + REID JAMIESON (Canada) American singer-songwriter STEVE DAN MILLS was the co-founder of Speed Limit 35, one of the first folk rock bands in the American South. He has been enjoying a solo career since the mid-1970s and has performed at the Kerrville Folk Festival, London Folk Festival, Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival and more. His music has been described as the real thing, sensitive, moving, cathartic and healing. He couples his very powerful vocals with acoustic guitar and harmonica. He elicits tears and laughter and instils hope in his audience. He has recently moved to London and has begun performing in folk clubs throughout the UK. Steve's song "Dream On Texas Ladies" went to #18 on the Billboard Charts for Rex Allen Jr and sold over 4 million copies for John Michael Montgomery. His songs have also been recorded by major artists such as Neal Coty, Mel MacDaniel and Benita Hill. Guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel has been covering the title cut from the CD, "Inside Out Lookin' In" Vancouver's REID JAMIESON shines his light with an incredible voice, therapeutic lyrics, and a magical way with melodies. A regular on CBC's Vinyl Cafe, and winner of the grand prize for folk in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Reid's original recordings feature guests Sarah Harmer, Samantha Parton (Be Good Tanyas) and others. Reid recently recorded and performed with the Cowboy Junkies on The Kennedy Suite project, and will record a duet with Margo Timmins as part of a larger collection of duets he is working on for 2015. Reid Jamieson will be performing at TwickFolk alongside his songwriting partner (and wife) Carolyn Victoria Mill. Along with their Lennon win, the two wrote their way into the Vancouver Folk Music Festival by winning 1st prize in the Pickin' a Folk Star Contest, and have placed as finalists in several competitions internationally. "Juniper's Kitchen", 12 years in the making, is the first with Reid joined by his wife Carolyn. They wrote and sang every song together, and will release it on their wedding anniversary in October. A true labour of love. Fleetwood Mac meets Johnny and June, this country-flavoured record is all about the songs, A male k.d. Lang, or Roy Orbison's long lost son; the comparisons continue to come in but Reid remains uniquely himself.

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Tom Mcconville At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 23 Nov 2014 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub Doors open around 7:30 pm

Tom McConville, primarily known as The Newcastle Fiddle Player, is one of the leading fiddle players of our time. A virtuoso musician and fantastic singer, his rich and warm voice makes his interpretation of traditional and contemporary songs greatly admired by singers throughout the world. 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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Adam Sutherland & Hamish Napier "nae Plans" / Tea And Tunes

on Sun, 23 Nov 2014 at Inverness Glen Urquhart Public Hall 4pm

Pianist/vocalist Hamish Napier (Back of The Moon, Man's Ruin) and fiddler Adam Sutherland(Treacherous Orchestra, Session A9, Croft No. 5) join forces in a new and exciting project called 'Nae Plans'. Following the release of an album that was strictly unrehearsed (the pair barred any discussion between themselves about what tunes they would play or how they would arrange them until the 'record' button was pressed), the duo are taking 'Nae Plans' on the road with a series of unplanned gigs. They aim to recreate a crucial part of Scotland's music culture, the informal session with its open-endedness and spontaneity. Traditional songs and tunes, contemporary numbers, their own compositions and off the cuff improvisation - anything can - and probably will - happen! Tea and home baking in the interval included in ticket price.

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Adam Sutherland & Hamish Napier "nae Plans" / Tea And Tunes

on Sun, 23 Nov 2014 at Inverness Glen Urquhart Public Hall 4pm

Pianist/vocalist Hamish Napier (Back of The Moon, Man's Ruin) and fiddler Adam Sutherland(Treacherous Orchestra, Session A9, Croft No. 5) join forces in a new and exciting project called 'Nae Plans'. Following the release of an album that was strictly unrehearsed (the pair barred any discussion between themselves about what tunes they would play or how they would arrange them until the 'record' button was pressed), the duo are taking 'Nae Plans' on the road with a series of unplanned gigs. They aim to recreate a crucial part of Scotland's music culture, the informal session with its open-endedness and spontaneity. Traditional songs and tunes, contemporary numbers, their own compositions and off the cuff improvisation - anything can - and probably will - happen! Tea and home baking in the interval included in ticket price.

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Jake Morley - Concert & 2-course Meal

on Sun, 23 Nov 2014 at Aiskew Hemelvaart Bier Cafe Doors at 6:00pm

CONCERT & 2-COURSE MEAL Jake Morley is a remarkable artist who gathers new fans every show. His masterly song writing and natural charisma makes sure people return to his gigs time and time again We like this a lot Dermot O'Leary, BBC Radio 2 He is certainly something else! Very charismatic and a fantastic singer and guitar player Janice Long, BBC Radio 2 An ambitious pop sound that is every bit as bright and sparkly as the man himself The Independent Jake Morley is not just your average bloke with guitar he stuns crowds with his unique style and is always a show stealer BBC Introducing It's phenomenal to watch him but it's still more daunting to consider that he also sings up a storm and writes cracking songs. Morley is a true original - Acoustic Magazine

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Anais Mitchell

on Mon, 24 Nov 2014 at Norwich Arts Centre Doors 7.30pm

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

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Cathryn Craig And Brian Willoughby

on Mon, 24 Nov 2014 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

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Cathryn Craig And Brian Willoughby

on Mon, 24 Nov 2014 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

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The Lords Of Thyme

on Mon, 24 Nov 2014 at Brighton The Greys 8:30pm

These chaps apparently share a love for 'esoteric folk, psych and progressive music' - but, that description doesn't adequately sum up the pure delight you get in listening to their dreamy, soulful, sparkling songs. They began as a offshoot / alternate project of the band Circulus. Joe Wooley Pat Kenneally and Tali Trow (seen recently at playing bass at The Greys with his other ensemble The Coal Porters) together with Michelle Griffiths shimmer and sway with an eccentric Englishness - filtered, glimpsed echoes of Pentangle and Nick Drake (with a 7" mixed by Nick Drake / Fairport Convention / John Martyn producer John Wood, no less). They've recently collaborated with Canadian folk legend Bonnie Dobson ('Morning Dew' is one of her songs) on the 'The Ballad of Shirley Collins' tribute project to our own iconic Sussex folk singer. Embarking on a fresh tour, they're just about to play a date at the spiritual home of English folk, Cecil Sharp House. An evening of English whimsy with a sharp edge beckons here at The Greys.

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Xylouris White

on Mon, 24 Nov 2014 at London Cargo Doors 8pm, Curfew 11pm

XYLOURIS WHITE brings together two masters of contemporary music: Jim White, a founder of the internationally acclaimed trio Dirty Three and Giorgos Xylouris (Psaragiorgis) the master lutenist who has been described as 'the future of Cretan music'. Together XYLOURIS WHITE have created a new and compelling blend of melody and rhythm. To watch them absorbed in their music is an exhilarating experience. http://www.xylouriswhite.com/

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Anais Mitchell

on Tue, 25 Nov 2014 at London Union Chapel Doors 7.00pm

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Guy Davis

on Tue, 25 Nov 2014 at Emsworth Tuppeny Barn Doors 7.30pm, Onstage 8.00pm

The 2nd in the new series of music and we welcome back US acoustic bluesman Guy Davis.

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Oxford City Festival Presents ..dime West..tom Ivey Band..beard Of Destiny..purple May..momento

on Tue, 25 Nov 2014 at Oxford Jericho Tavern 7pm-10.30pm

the second annual festival running from 24th -29th nov 2014 over 130 acts 10 venues...over 400 performers spread across the city

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Sam Lee & Friends

on Wed, 26 Nov 2014 at Belfast Black Box SHOW 8PM

Mercury Prize nominee, fRoots Album Of The Year and BBC Folk Awards Winner, Sam Lee, is fast becoming accepted as a new pioneer, defining the sound, sight and texture of folksong today. His 2012 album, 'Ground Of Its Own', was nominated for The Mercury Prize and is as much a musical manifesto as traditional album, reflecting the less than conventional route Sam has taken. In 2011 Sam received an Arts Foundation Award, which for the first time, honoured folk music amongst the art forms. His live band, Sam Lee & Friends, carve a new acoustic sound with their home-made and mongrelised instrumentation using unconventional and contemporary arrangements that challenge preconceptions of what ?traditional folk' should sound like. Sam Lee the heart of folk - The Times One of Britain's finest singers and the most cogent force of his generation in British folk music - The Observer

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Sam Lee & Friends

on Wed, 26 Nov 2014 at Belfast Black Box SHOW 8PM

Mercury Prize nominee, fRoots Album Of The Year and BBC Folk Awards Winner, Sam Lee, is fast becoming accepted as a new pioneer, defining the sound, sight and texture of folksong today. His 2012 album, 'Ground Of Its Own', was nominated for The Mercury Prize and is as much a musical manifesto as traditional album, reflecting the less than conventional route Sam has taken. In 2011 Sam received an Arts Foundation Award, which for the first time, honoured folk music amongst the art forms. His live band, Sam Lee & Friends, carve a new acoustic sound with their home-made and mongrelised instrumentation using unconventional and contemporary arrangements that challenge preconceptions of what ?traditional folk' should sound like. Sam Lee the heart of folk - The Times One of Britain's finest singers and the most cogent force of his generation in British folk music - The Observer

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Merry Hell

on Wed, 26 Nov 2014 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath Doors 7.15pm, start 7.45pm

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The Sounds Of Simon: Old Friends Duo

on Wed, 26 Nov 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

The Sounds of Simon is a tribute to the wonderful music of Simon and Garfunkel. The Old Friends Duo tour is how the songs are meant to be: just two voices and one guitar. This is the music of Simon and Garfunkel up close and intimate. Relive the classics, from Mrs Robinson, to Homeward Bound, as well as some rarely heard songs like A Most Peculiar Man, and A Poem on the Underground Wall. Paul Simon is a wonderful songwriter and this is your chance to hear these songs as they were originally performed. Paul and Art are played to perfection, bringing in elements of their famously fractious relationship, as well as replicating the beautiful harmonies flawlessly. This is a wonderful show filled with excellent music, nostalgia, and a genuine love for some great musicians. www.soundsofsimon.co.uk

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Son Of Dave

on Wed, 26 Nov 2014 at Brighton Sticky Mike's Frog Bar 8.00pm

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Chantel Mcgregor

on Wed, 26 Nov 2014 at London Dingwalls Concert starts at 7:30pm

Chantel McGregor Imagine the tone of Robin Trower, the inspiration of Hendrix, the influence of Stevie Ray Vaughan, the energy of Bonamassa, the intensity of Walter Trout and the haunting vocal of Stevie Nicks all rolled into one........ then let me introduce Chantel McGregor, one of the most exciting rock and blues musicians in the UK! At the age of eight Chantel became the youngest person in the country to pass a Rock school exam and at 12, she was jamming in her native Bradford and evolving into an incredible musician. Described as a prodigy, at 14 Chantel was told by major labels "great voice, but girls don't play guitar like that!" Wisely ignoring that advice, she enrolled at the world-renowned Leeds College of Music and became the first student in the college's history, to achieve a 100% pass mark, with 18 distinctions. Chantel left with a First Class Honours degree in Popular Music and a coveted prize, for outstanding musicianship. Chantel has since stepped out in the pro-musician world and her stunning live performances are proving that this is rock blues for the new age, played by a musician born with an effortless virtuosity, peppered by flights of incendiary guitar and flanked by moments of poise, grace and fluidity............ A recent quote in Nightshift, Oxford's music magazine, reinforces this, "Chantel McGregor deserves to be held up as a messiah of blues-rock and given her own mountain, she doesn't strum or pick her guitar but almost bends and distorts it, as if she's channelling the ghost of Hendrix through her fingers" When asked about performing on stage, Chantel said; "playing live to great audiences is one of the most wonderful feelings, I feel so lucky to be able to do something that I love, see the world and bring happiness to others through my music" If you measure an artist's prospects by the company they keep, then this Miss is clearly heading in the right direction, having been invited to perform on stage by Joe Bonamassa, the American blues supremo, on two of his tours so far! Chantel's debut album, Like No Other (1), was produced by Livingstone Brown, who has worked with such artists as Tina Turner, Bryan Ferry, Robin Trower, ABC and Bill Withers and the end result, is a beautifully crafted compilation, that showcases her versatility and genuine talent, as a singer-songwriter! On song writing, Chantel says; "I really enjoy creating my own songs, it's a fantastic way of being able to say what I wouldn't normally say in everyday life and getting my feelings out, writing for me is very therapeutic" Also being part of the centenary album 100 Years of the Blues(2), in the company of the all time greats and Blues Fury(3), the new rock revolution, is testament to her highly regarded reputation in the music world! On the best of the new breed; I think Chantel McGregor is adding a new twist to blues quote from Dave Kelly, one of the mainstays of the British blues scene and a founder member of the Blues Band!(4) In 2013, Chantel was voted Guitarist of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year. Winning four awards in the last three years in competition with highly regarded peers, is something to be extremely proud of in itself, but what a refreshing change and a justifiable first in the history of the British Blues Awards(5), that a female artist was voted Guitarist of the Year!! To see, hear and find out more about this refreshing, creative and original young artist, and where she is playing next, please visit Chantel's website at http://www.chantelmcgregor.com

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The Willie Nile Band

on Wed, 26 Nov 2014 at Bristol The Thunderbolt Doors at 7.30pm

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Folklore Presents .. Joe Innes And The Cavalcade

on Wed, 26 Nov 2014 at London Green Note Doors at 7:00pm

When he was young, Joe Innes found and subsequently buried a dead rat in his garden. This event is the subject of Pet Cemetary the opening track of his debut album The Frighteners, and is a good example of the offbeat observations that litter his songs like a bin lorry rolling down Solsbury Hill. Joe has been playing shows in London for years, gaining support for his own personal brand of anti-folk, and finding himself supporting artists like Caitlin Rose, Sea of Bees, Alessi's Ark and She Keeps Bees. At the end of 2011, a band was put together to record and make a bigger noise with. Thus, The Cavalcade was formed, a garage-folk outfit that has been compared to Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard, Bright Eyes and The Pogues. Just brilliant Tom Robinson (BBC6 Music) Show stopping Steve Lamacq (BBC6 Music)

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Gavin Davenport & Tom Kitching.

on Thu, 27 Nov 2014 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8pm.

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"allan Taylor" @ The Hungry Horse Folk Club

on Thu, 27 Nov 2014 at Ellesmere Port Whitby Sports & Social Club Start 8-15pm until just after 11pm

Yorkshire based singer/songwriter/guitarist ALLAN TAYLOR is amongst the cream at the top of the folk and acoustic music scene in the UK. Internationally famous he has travelled the world exposing his marvellous skills in performing mainly his own material. Many of his songs have been recorded by others. He is an icon amongst contemporary performers and we are delighted to have him back with us again. This will be a most memorable evening.

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Marcus Malone

on Thu, 27 Nov 2014 at Edinburgh The Caves 7pm

Edinburgh Blues Club present Marcus Malone & British Blues Awards nominee Lewis Hamilton Thursday 27 November 2014 The Caves Edinburgh 7pm Originally from Detroit, Michigan USA, Marcus Malone lived near Hitsville and grew up listening to Motown grooves. He is now settled in the UK but his early Detroit and LA influences still flavour his music. Marcus has performed at the Royal Albert Hall, Burnley and Colne Festivals in the UK; Harlebeke Blues Festival in Belgium; the Bospop Festival in NL; Valdagno(Vicenza)Blues Festival in Italy; and various UK Art Centres and Blues Clubs. Marcus ended 2013 by headlining the Tenby Blues Festival in Wales. Marcus is presently working the European blues circuit, festivals and concert halls including tours of Belgium, France, Germany and Netherlands. Live performances in 2011-2013 in the Netherlands include Kwadendamme, Tegelen, Huntenpop, Oisterwijk, Hoogeveen, Geithoorn, Enchede and Texel Festivals. The Luxemburg Festival in Luxemburg. In France he performed at the Pleins Feaux Festival 2013 in Bonneville which was filmed for French TV distribution and internet TV. Other Festivals and large venues in France included 'American Journeys' in Cambrai, Fete de la Musique in Marc En Baroeul, Presqu'ile Blues Festival in Ambialet (opening for The Straits), Buc n' Blues (Buc France), Blues & Rock Festival in Segoufielle and Le Show Room, Valenciennes France and in Germany at the Caf' Conc' des 3 Frontiers venue. Malone, a Detroit native and current UK resident, is without question one of the finest vocalists to be found in the blues, blues/rock, or rock genres. He has a very Paul Rodgers like quality to his voice which is excellent for the multiple styles of music he plays. In 2013 Marcus completed recording his 6th CD - 'Stand or Fall' released on 21 April 2014 by Redline. Another collection of original blues based rock songs mixed by Jerry Stevenson and mastered by Mazen Murad at Metropolis Studios, London. On guitars - Sean Nolan, Julian Burdock, Stuart Dixon, Bill Burke. On bass - Winston Blissett of Massive Attack. Christopher Nugent on Drums and on keys Roger Cotton and Moz Gamble. On harmonica Will Wilde and Alan Glen. On bv's Chantelle Duncan-Heath, Dani Wilde and Eno Williams-Uffort. His songs and performance manage to bridge the distance between contemporary and vintage, blues, blues rock and soul with themes that are timeless rather than dated. Bill Wasserzieher © Blues Revue USA http://www.marcusmalone.com Support by Lewis Hamilton Band Since their formation in August 2010 The Lewis Hamilton Band have been booked for over 400 shows from Shetland to Poland, and have appeared at most of the UK's biggest blues festivals, including Main Stage performances at Hebden Bridge and Maryport. As a guitarist he pays tribute to some of the greatest musicians of the 20th century, taking influence from people like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix and Rory Gallagher. He also incorporates playing styles from more modern blues-rock musicians such as, Joe Bonamassa, Derek Trucks and Matt Scofield. As a vocalist he has developed his own unique and powerful style of singing, while taking influence from the likes of Joe Cocker and Dave Mathews. His debut album Gambling Machine won the Scottish New Music Award for Scottish Jazz/Blues album of the year for 2012. Candlelight & Sympathy from Empty Roads will feature on the soundtrack of a new feature film 'Scar Tissue'. His third album Ghost Train has had numerous top reviews and acclaim from magazines and websites worldwide, and airplay in over 15 countries. In addition to his previous nominations in the 2012 and 2013 British Blues Awards and receiving two preliminary nominations in their song-writing category, Lewis has been nominated yet again as YOUNG ARTIST of the Year in 2014. Lewis has performed with such notable musicians as Aynsley Lister (for whom he filled in vocals at a live show), Ryan McGarvey, Henrik Freischlader, Alan Nimmo, Chantel McGregor and Ben Poole. Lewis also has talent for recording and runs his own studio in Auchterarder, Scotland, where all his music is written, recorded, produced, mixed and mastered by Lewis himself. http://www.lewishamiltonmusic.com On the door price £15.00

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Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin

on Thu, 27 Nov 2014 at London Cecil Sharp House Doors at 7pm, start time 7.30pm

Winners of the BBC Radio 2 Best Duo Award 2014, Phillip and Hannah have a unique and distinctive sound. Hailing from Somerset, the timeless sounds of Hannah's traditional fiddle playing and angelic voice with Phillip's intricate guitar playing, gravelled tones and beat boxing skills combine to produce a raw and intense blend of folk and bluegrass.

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Martin Simpson +steve Tilston

on Thu, 27 Nov 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm, On-stage 8.30pm Seated show Martin Simpson: 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. 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. Steve Tilston: Ask anyone on the English acoustic scene who their favourite guitarist, singer, songwriter and entertainer is and nine times out of ten the same name will crop up in the top three of every department. Steve Tilston is one of our most celebrated song-smiths; widely recognised within the world of folk and contemporary music: the words, arrangements and subtle, quite superb guitar playing could be no one else. He joined an illustrious band of guitarists including Martin Simpson, Michael Messer and Wizz Jones, when he was invited to contribute to the Guitar Maestro series of DVDs; a combination of live studio performance and interviews, revealing the real passion behind these talented musicians. . . If anyone ever deserved the moniker Guitar Maestro, it's Steve Tilston! CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Martin Simpson +steve Tilston

on Thu, 27 Nov 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm, On-stage 8.30pm Seated show Martin Simpson: 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. 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. Steve Tilston: Ask anyone on the English acoustic scene who their favourite guitarist, singer, songwriter and entertainer is and nine times out of ten the same name will crop up in the top three of every department. Steve Tilston is one of our most celebrated song-smiths; widely recognised within the world of folk and contemporary music: the words, arrangements and subtle, quite superb guitar playing could be no one else. He joined an illustrious band of guitarists including Martin Simpson, Michael Messer and Wizz Jones, when he was invited to contribute to the Guitar Maestro series of DVDs; a combination of live studio performance and interviews, revealing the real passion behind these talented musicians. . . If anyone ever deserved the moniker Guitar Maestro, it's Steve Tilston! CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Rachel Ries

on Thu, 27 Nov 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- RACHEL RIES crafts sly and compassionate songs for the crooked hearted. With an electric guitar, clear voice and steady hand, she pulls the listener into her world of city grit, country dirt, and her open-eyed search for redemption and reason. Her songs are fine-tuned delicacy with a snarl and disarming candor and, while South Dakota will always be home, Rachel is now splitting her time between rural Vermont and Brooklyn. Rachel will grace the Green Note, fresh from her first solo tour in mainland Europe, as well as a string of dates supporting close friend and collaborator, Anaïs Mitchell. She is currently promoting Ghost of a Gardener, her first ​record in five years which Uncut calls a "Gorgeous gush of warm-blooded harmonies" and Maverick UK states is a "technicolor treasure in word and melody." Support comes from DEAD FLOWERS, a London-based alt-country/Americana project formed around the songs and voice of Ian Williams. The debut album 'Midnight at the Wheel Club' features a collection of songs written whilst travelling from New York City to Montreal. Though there is an undeniable darkness to the songs, sometimes the light breaks through, but never for long enough to break the spell. Think of a slow train crawling through a cold winter and an unending supply of whisky.

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Gentle Men - For No Glory

on Thu, 27 Nov 2014 at London St Giles in the Fields 7.30pm

Songwriter Robb Johnson performs his acclaimed song cycle Gentle Men, telling the stories of Robb's grandfathers Ernest Johnson and Harry Jenner - who survived the First World War but were forever in its shadow. Billy Bragg describes Gentle Men as 'a wonderful mixture of the political and personal that stretches over their entire lives as young men, soldiers in the trenches, working in the 30s, eventually becoming fathers and grandfathers. It's a really moving piece of work.' Writer A.L. Kennedy will introduce this special performance, which Robb has dedicated as a fundraiser for the No Glory campaign. Robb will be joined by musicians Jenny Carr and John Forrester. Ticket price includes a glass of wine in the interval, supported by Barefoot Wine. 'A folk classic.' Robin Denselow, The Guardian 'In all the artistic commemoration of the First World War, I wager nothing will show more humanity or understanding than Gentle Men.' BBC Radio Two gentle-men2014.co.uk noglory.org

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Gentle Men - For No Glory

on Thu, 27 Nov 2014 at London St Giles in the Fields 7.30pm

Songwriter Robb Johnson performs his acclaimed song cycle Gentle Men, telling the stories of Robb's grandfathers Ernest Johnson and Harry Jenner - who survived the First World War but were forever in its shadow. Billy Bragg describes Gentle Men as 'a wonderful mixture of the political and personal that stretches over their entire lives as young men, soldiers in the trenches, working in the 30s, eventually becoming fathers and grandfathers. It's a really moving piece of work.' Writer A.L. Kennedy will introduce this special performance, which Robb has dedicated as a fundraiser for the No Glory campaign. Robb will be joined by musicians Jenny Carr and John Forrester. Ticket price includes a glass of wine in the interval, supported by Barefoot Wine. 'A folk classic.' Robin Denselow, The Guardian 'In all the artistic commemoration of the First World War, I wager nothing will show more humanity or understanding than Gentle Men.' BBC Radio Two gentle-men2014.co.uk noglory.org

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Blazin' Fiddles

on Thu, 27 Nov 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Take a group of the hottest contemporary fiddle players from the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, mix with some wonderfully sympathetic keyboard and guitar arrangements and you've got the award winning Blazin' Fiddles. Over the last 15 years no other band has quite captured the excitement, passion and sensitivity of Scottish music. Each member of Blazin' Fiddles draws on the distinct flavour of music from their part of the Highlands and Islands. Blending solo and ensemble sets with the occasional insightful tale, they all come together in a fiery blend to excite your senses. Celebrating the title of 'Folk Band of the Year' at the Scot Trad. Music Awards 2013 and promoting their latest album 'Six' and with a new line up; fiddlers Bruce MacGregor, Rua Macmillan, Kristan Harvey and Jenna Reid, joined by Anna Massie on guitar/fiddle and Angus Lyon on keyboard deliver a musically intoxicating evening for all. "changing direction as tightly as a flock of birds, their reels can take your breath away." The Scotsman Blazin' Fiddles were almost literally on fire, in terms of technical calibre and collective showmanship. Orkney Festival May 2013 The main stage crescendo started in earnest with Blazin' Fiddles in the early evening. One of the all time, good times bands, rooted in complete mastery of their instruments, Blazin' Fiddles epitomise those musicians who perform out of sheer enjoyment of the music they make. As ever, at the finish, the audience have the broadest of broad smiles on their faces. - FolkRadio. Tiree Festival July 2013

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Me & Deboe Live At The Shop Sessions

on Thu, 27 Nov 2014 at Sandbach The Cycle Junction Doors at 7.00pm and Music starts at 7.15pm

The final Shop Session of the year will be a celebration of live unplugged acoustic music. Featured artists Me & Deboe are just back from a US tour and earlier in the year released their new EP 'Here They Come' mastered at Abbey Road studios. This promises to be an amazing end to the Shop Session year with Baxter a previous Shop Session favourite returning as guests along with Bitter & Twisted & finally KwalaParla. The venue is BYOB with hot drinks available. Finally we will be allowing people to order Pizzas from a local Restraunt to be delivered on the night( NOT included in the Ticket Price contact The Cycle Junction for details)

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Alex Highton - New Album Party @ The Hunter Club

on Thu, 27 Nov 2014 at Bury St Edmunds The Hunter Club Doors at 7:30pm

We're having a party at The Hunter Club in Bury St Edmunds to celebrate the release of the new album "Nobody Knows Anything". Full band show from me and we've got Honey & The Bear playing too.

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Little Sparrow - 'struck Gold' Ep Launch

on Thu, 27 Nov 2014 at Manchester The Three Minute Theatre Doors at 7.30pm

Little Sparrow makes her return to The Three Minute Theatre to celebrate the release of her beautiful new 'Struck Gold' EP. Officially released on December 1st but a limited amount of physical copies of the CD will be available to purchase on the night. Watch out for the video too! A Tiny Bird Event.

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Alasdair Roberts

on Fri, 28 Nov 2014 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from Alasdair Roberts 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 £13/9 * Seats are not reserved, and a ticket may not always guarantee a seat, although there will be standing room. If having a seat is essential to you, please ensure that you are there when the door opens at 7pm, as the room fills up quickly for popular concerts. * Children are welcome provided they sit quietly without disturbing other members of the audience. If you are unsure, 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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Alasdair Roberts

on Fri, 28 Nov 2014 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from Alasdair Roberts 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 £13/9 * Seats are not reserved, and a ticket may not always guarantee a seat, although there will be standing room. If having a seat is essential to you, please ensure that you are there when the door opens at 7pm, as the room fills up quickly for popular concerts. * Children are welcome provided they sit quietly without disturbing other members of the audience. If you are unsure, 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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Police Dog Hogan

on Fri, 28 Nov 2014 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors 7pm, Show starts 8pm

Police Dog Hogan are a high-energy and eclectic seven-piece, combining fiddle, banjo, mandolin, drums and guitars with knockout four-part harmonies in an exuberant fusing of country, pop, folk, and rocking urban bluegrass. The Sunday Times has described them as wonderful; the Telegraph named them one of its 'favourite new bands; Radio 2 called them a band to watch and veteran DJ Johnnie Walker praises their gigs as just a really good, fun time. Their literate and superbly crafted songs veer from the wistful and poetic to flat-out, foot-stomping tales of doomed barbecues, French mustard and falling in love on a Tennessee highway. Founded in 2009, the band is now gigging in earnest, buoyed by a rapturous reception at festivals last summer, with appearances at Cornbury, Camp Bestival, Larmer Tree and Kendal Calling, among others, in 2012. Their new CD, 'From the Land of Miracles', produced by Eliot James (Kaiser Chiefs, Bloc Party, Noah and the Whale, Two Door Cinema Club), is out on Major Tom Records. The album, and a single, Fraserburgh Train, are available on iTunes. 'Police Dog Hogan were good actually, they were excellent.' - The Sunday Times 'One of my bands to watch great songs, great musicians, and their live shows are really, really good fun.' - DJ Johnnie Walker 'Police Dog Hogan with Bellowhead were the highlight of the Larmer Tree Festival 2011.' - BBC Radio 2

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Alan Reid & Rob Van Sante

on Fri, 28 Nov 2014 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7.30pm

Alan & Rob present an evening of old and new music, featuring Alan's compositions, Battlefield Band favourites and songs from Rob. The show combines open tuned lead and accompaniment guitar work from Rob, Alan's keyboard, guitar and accordion and fine harmony singing from both. Alan Reid was a vital member of the famous Battlefield Band from its inception in 1969 till his departure in 2010. In that time he toured all over the world and made almost 30 recordings with the band, working with such artists as Garrison Keillor, Van Morrison and Mike Oldfield. The band won awards in Germany, Britain and the U.S. and throughout Alan was at the heart, his keyboards underpinning the bagpipes and the fiddle. In being the first to use keyboards as an integral part of a traditional folk band Alan's contribution to the band's story has ensured it's stature in Scottish culture as well as its influence on many of today's Celtic musicians. Dutch born Rob Van Sante is a guitarist of skill and subtlety. His mother was a child prodigy on piano so it is no surprise that music has played an important part in his life. During the 1970's, 80's and 90's he toured extensively throughout Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. He has worked with such stalwarts of the British Folk and Jazz scene as Danny Thompson, Jon Strong, Tom Napper, Tom McConville, Kate Rusby, John McCusker, Gordon Tyrrall, Tim Wood, Patsy Matheson and many more. Rob worked with Battlefield Band for 13 years as sound engineer for both live and recorded work. He was commonly acknowledged as their fifth member. In 2010 he left the band to concentrate on playing and recording in the duo with Alan. This will be an intimate upstairs gig limited to 40 seats so unfortunately we cannot offer any free juniors tickets for this one.

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Jo Harman And Friends A.k.a. Southern Soul Connection

on Fri, 28 Nov 2014 at Richmond Crawdaddy Club Doors at 8pm

We are proud to welcome back British Blues Award 2014 Female Vocalist of the Year, Jo Harman with The Southern Soul Connection, a collective of likeminded friends including another BBA Award winner, Steve Watts (Keyboard player of the Year). She is the standout female singer/songwriter of the past twelve months and more. Her debut album 'Dirt on my Tongue' was received by critical acclaim by both the specialist music magazines as well as some national press. She has also just released her second album, the very special 'Live from The Albert Hall' recorded by the BBC at last year's Bluesfest. She not only won the vocalist of the year accolade, but was runner in the songwriter category with her co-writer Mike Davis. It's her live performances which have gained her such a loyal following and is the reason she in such huge demand at Festivals throughout the UK and Europe. Her 'Friends' are made up of a world class collection of musicians who have worked with artists such as Jo Cocker, BB King, Mark Knopfler, Steve Winwood, Lionel Richie to name just a few. We are delighted that she has chosen The Crawdaddy Club as the only London area stop as part of her mini tour of small, intimate venues. Her appearance here in 2013 was the highlight of our year. This gig is likely to even surpass that very special evening. Do not miss this!!

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Bob Cheevers

on Fri, 28 Nov 2014 at Coatbridge Berits & Brown Doors 7.30pm

A welcome return for the legendary Nashville songwriter. Now based in Austin, Texas, Bob has had one hell of a career. Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings have recorded his songs. When he died, Elvis had a song of Bob's on his "to do" list. Having written over 3,000 songs with some of them on TV and in movies, Bob has toured Europe relentlessly the past 13 years doing 30-60 concerts per tour and has been a music biz professional since the late 60's during his top-40-charting pop career in LA, being the voice on the TV theme "Love American Style" and having played gigs in just about every state in the US. In addition to his 1999 "Gettysburg To Graceland" CD being Americana top 20, one of the results of that record was the opening spot on what was to be Johnny Cash's final tour. Bob grew up in Memphis and got a soul full of music not only from the icons of his youth such as Elvis and Johnny Cash but also from his mother who was a radio star in the 20's-30's during the big band era. ! Having spent 16 years as a journeyman writer in Nashville's music scene, he now lives in Austin fine tuning his musical voice spinning rootsy, blues-flavored tales of life in a conversational language of the heart. An Emmy winning songwriter, Kerrville and Napa Valley festival winner with 10 commercial CDs two of which were Euro top 10 and 2010 release "Tall Texas Tales", was US Americana #28. His most recent CD, 'Smoke & Mirrors' is a double-dose of amazing. Joining Bob is fantastic Scottish singer songwriter Adriana Spina.

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Wallis Bird

on Fri, 28 Nov 2014 at London Sebright Arms Doors 7.30pm

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Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

on Fri, 28 Nov 2014 at London Kings Place 8pm

The musical partnership between Alasdair Fraser, long regarded as Scotland's premier fiddle ambassador, and the sizzlingly-talented young California cellist Natalie Haas may not seem an obvious one, but the duo's dazzling teamwork, driving, dancing rhythms, and their shared passion for improvising on the melody and the groove of Scottish tunes has helped reconstruct and revive the Scottish tradition of playing dance music on violin and cello. They have toured internationally as a duo for over twelve years, wowing audiences at festivals and concerts worldwide with their unique sound and have released three critically acclaimed and award winning albums along the way. 'Fraser, one of the most respected of all exponents of the Scots fiddle, would look long and hard to find a more appropriate cellist as a partner. Haas can switch just as effortlessly as Fraser from a gentle singing tone to driving, dancing melody. A positive joy.' The Scotsman alasdairfraser.com | nataliehaas.com

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Peter Knight's Gigspanner

on Fri, 28 Nov 2014 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8.00pm

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Peter Knight's Gigspanner

on Fri, 28 Nov 2014 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8.00pm

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Martin Harley

on Fri, 28 Nov 2014 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe Doors 6.30 Gig starts 8pm

2 course set meal available. You must book for food on 01248355444 between the hours of 9.00am and 5.00pm £12 for a 2 course delicious Blue Sky supper

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Acoustic Haven - Sam Walker & Truffleshack - Fri Nov 28th 2014

on Fri, 28 Nov 2014 at Totnes St Johns Church Doors open 6.30pm

Acoustic Haven with SAM WALKER and TRUFFLESHACK Friday November 28th - St John's church Totnes. SAM WALKER is extraordinary and not to be missed. A one man band sensation who will lift off the roof. Fantastic song writer & performer. Enjoy :) TRUFFLESHACK & brilliant duo from Bristol. Accordion and violin that weave a wicked tapestry together - very good musicianship & performance. Upstairs is the cafe & bar space with projected images by artist Mike Boyer & tunes by Messenger Soundsystem. Arrive early to enjoy organic soup, cakes & chai & beers from the local brewery at the Albert or New Lion Brewery.

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Voodoo Kitchen At The Henfield Hall

on Fri, 28 Nov 2014 at Henfield Henfield Hall Doors 7.30pm Start 8.30pm

Voodoo Kitchen Cajun Country and Roots Ensemble at The Henfield Hall Professor David Minns Guitar & Vocals Bob Brookes Vocals & Harmonicas Jon Wigg Fiddle Mandolin & Pipes Trevor Grant Acoustic Guitar & Dobro Jeremy Sherman Dobros & Lap Steel Guitars Ian McIlroy Cajun Accordians Jim Brian Bass Marriane Hiller - Brook Drums & Percussion Further Info at: http://voodookitchen.moonfruit.com/

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Sláinte Na Ngael

on Fri, 28 Nov 2014 at Belfast Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich Doors at 8:00pm

Le Liam Ó Maonlaí, Clann Mhic Ruairí & Rachel Walker Ól Sláinte na nGael! Oíche ar dóigh de cheol Gaelach le cuid de na hamhránaithe is fearr atá ag gabháil in Éirinn is in Albain. De réir mar a théann said ar an ardán, déanfaidh muid braoin beag d'uisce beatha áitiúil na gceoltóirí a riar ar an lucht féachana. Is laoch mór an cheoil é Liam Ó Maonlaí as Baile Átha Cliath. Tá Liam ina bhall den mhórghrupá 'The Hothouse Flowers' agus is iomaí amhrán gleoite Gaeilge atá aige. Ceathrar deartháireacha iad Clann Mhic Ruairí; Tony, Aodh, Seán agus Dónall taobh le Megan, iníon Tony. As Rann na Feirste ó cheart iad Clann Mhic Ruairí agus clú orthu ar fud na hÉireann agus níos faide i gcéin as sárbhua a gcuid ceoil. Bronnadh Amhránaí Gaelach na Bliana uirthi ag na Gradaim Trad i mí na Nollag 2013, is amhránaí/scríbhneoir amhrán iontach í Rachel Walker as Ceann Loch Lú i dTaobh Siar Rois na hAlban. With Liam ó Maonlaí, Clann Mhic Ruairí & Rachel Walker Drink a health to the Gael! A great night of Gaelic song with some of the best vocal performers in Ireland and Scotland. We will also serve a little taste of each singer's local whiskey as they take to the stage! Liam Ó Maonlaí is a founding member of 'The Hothouse Flowers' and a legend on the Irish music circuit. Liam performs his own spellbinding renditions of many traditional Gaelic songs. Four brothers, Tony, Aodh, Seán and Dónall make up Clann Mhic Ruairí along with Tony's daughter, Megan. Natives of Rann na Feirste, Clann Mhic Ruairí are renowned for their musical genius throughout Ireland and further afield. Named Gaelic Singer of the Year at the Trad Awards in December 2013, Rachel Walker is a superb singer/songwriter from Kinlochewe in Wester Ross, Scotland.

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Liverpool Acoustic Live, Featuring Only Child

on Fri, 28 Nov 2014 at Liverpool The View Two Gallery Doors 7.45pm, music 8.15pm

After their knockout performance at this year's Above the Beaten Track, Liverpool Acoustic are pleased to welcome back Only Child. The brainchild of former Trestles front-man Alan O'Hare and violinist Laura McKinley, Only Child has been winning fans and gathering plaudits ever since bursting onto the scene in 2012. Joining Only Child on the night are Elijah James and Katie McLoughlin. Tickets are available now in advance for £5 from wegottickets.com/liverpoolacoustic or for £6 on the night. Doors open at 7.45pm with the music starting at 8.15pm. You can join the facebook event at facebook.com/liverpoolacoustic/events All of our future live events can be found at liverpoolacoustic.co.uk/live and if you want to receive information about tickets before they go on general sale then sign up to our events publicity mailing list.

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All The Wild Folk Presents Jez Hellard & The Djukella Orchestra + Tell Tale Tusk

on Fri, 28 Nov 2014 at London Jamboree 8pm to Midnight

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All The Wild Folk Presents Jez Hellard & The Djukella Orchestra + Tell Tale Tusk

on Fri, 28 Nov 2014 at London Jamboree 8pm to Midnight

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Blackbeard's Tea Party

on Sat, 29 Nov 2014 at Barton The Ropewalk Doors 7pm, starts at 8pm

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The Houghton Weavers At Christmas

on Sat, 29 Nov 2014 at Chorley Little Theatre 7.30pm (doors open 7pm)

Celebrating 39 years in the business, The Houghton Weavers guarantee a wonderful evening of song and humour. Combining folk favourites with Christmas singalongs, a night with the Weavers is bound to Keep Folk Smiling.

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O'hooley And Tidow

on Sat, 29 Nov 2014 at Sheffield The Heeley Institute Doors 7.30pm, live music 8pm

First time visit to The Institute for this groundbreaking duo. New release "The Hum" confirms their status as daring and innovative writers and performers, taking traditional music into new territory with confidence and passion. The result is the creation of a breathtaking musical landscape that effortlessly recreates their northern lives and home.

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O'hooley And Tidow

on Sat, 29 Nov 2014 at Sheffield The Heeley Institute Doors 7.30pm, live music 8pm

First time visit to The Institute for this groundbreaking duo. New release "The Hum" confirms their status as daring and innovative writers and performers, taking traditional music into new territory with confidence and passion. The result is the creation of a breathtaking musical landscape that effortlessly recreates their northern lives and home.

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Petunia & Nathan Godfrey

on Sat, 29 Nov 2014 at Belfast The Duncairn SHOW 8PM

If ever there was a dream meant-to-be pairing it was when the colourful frontman of Petunia & The Vipers hooked up with renowned American old-time picker Nathan Godfrey. The pair mine for nuggets from the US roots music back catalogue and present them as well-burnished golden treasures. It's rare to see an act as mesmerising, authentic and engaging as Petunia and Nathan, and it makes for an unforgettable live performance. Petunia's voice is astonishing. His singing ranges from the most delicate you've ever heard to the most powerful, often within a single song. His multi-talented side-kick, joins him on vocals and resonator guitar, mandolin or banjo, and is recognised as one of Canada's leading old-time performers. Expect to hear echoes of Hank Williams, Lefty Frizell, Jimme Rodgers and Riley Puckett as well as originals, which will be familiar to fans of The Vipers' shows. A pure Canadian treasure - Key to The West music journal

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Petunia & Nathan Godfrey

on Sat, 29 Nov 2014 at Belfast The Duncairn SHOW 8PM

If ever there was a dream meant-to-be pairing it was when the colourful frontman of Petunia & The Vipers hooked up with renowned American old-time picker Nathan Godfrey. The pair mine for nuggets from the US roots music back catalogue and present them as well-burnished golden treasures. It's rare to see an act as mesmerising, authentic and engaging as Petunia and Nathan, and it makes for an unforgettable live performance. Petunia's voice is astonishing. His singing ranges from the most delicate you've ever heard to the most powerful, often within a single song. His multi-talented side-kick, joins him on vocals and resonator guitar, mandolin or banjo, and is recognised as one of Canada's leading old-time performers. Expect to hear echoes of Hank Williams, Lefty Frizell, Jimme Rodgers and Riley Puckett as well as originals, which will be familiar to fans of The Vipers' shows. A pure Canadian treasure - Key to The West music journal

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Martyn Joseph

on Sat, 29 Nov 2014 at Faringdon Corn Exchange 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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Elbow Jane

on Sat, 29 Nov 2014 at Hepworth Village Hall Doors 7:30pm Start 8:00pm

Now established as one of the finest live acoustic acts in the UK, Elbow Jane continue to tour clubs and festivals with their latest CD from Fellside Records entitled The Boldest Blood. National press have described their music as utterly infectious and confirmed them as one of the top acoustic acts in the country.

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An Evening With Damh The Bard

on Sat, 29 Nov 2014 at Tenbury Wells Fountain Inn Doors open at 7.00 pm Music starts at 7.30pm

Damh the Bard at The Fountain Inn, Oldwood, Tenbury Wells WR15 8TB 01584 810701

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When The Moon Is Full - Wren Music

on Sat, 29 Nov 2014 at Exeter Cygnet Theatre 7.30pm

Inspired by Sabine Baring-Gould's 'Book of Werewolves' Wren Band presents a concert that touches on the Gothic within English folk song, connecting with the influences of folklore found in contemporary popular culture such as Harry Potter. The band has sifted through archives of traditional folk songs to find those that fitted with the stories in the Book of Werewolves and penned new songs about some of Dartmoor's best-known folklore stories. Wren Music Presents: A series of concerts promoted by Wren Music with Cygnet Theatre.

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When The Moon Is Full - Wren Music

on Sat, 29 Nov 2014 at Exeter Cygnet Theatre 7.30pm

Inspired by Sabine Baring-Gould's 'Book of Werewolves' Wren Band presents a concert that touches on the Gothic within English folk song, connecting with the influences of folklore found in contemporary popular culture such as Harry Potter. The band has sifted through archives of traditional folk songs to find those that fitted with the stories in the Book of Werewolves and penned new songs about some of Dartmoor's best-known folklore stories. Wren Music Presents: A series of concerts promoted by Wren Music with Cygnet Theatre.

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The Balkan Wanderers

on Sat, 29 Nov 2014 at Oxford Wheatsheaf 8.20pm

An evening that takes the base metal of folk melody, throws it in the alembic, and creates three very different intoxicating alchemical distilations: The Balkan Wanderers merge East European folk with literate indie to produce something full of zest, but slyly witty; Southend's outstanding experimental drone-folk outfit Lost Harboursalternate between the icily beautiful and the harrowingly bleak; Oxford-based, Sweden-raised Julia Meijer proffers crisply elegant songs brushed with sweet arrangements and subtle electronics. Links and further details, as ever, at www.gappytooth.com Fondest regards...

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Ranagri

on Sat, 29 Nov 2014 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7.00pm

Consisting of flutes; ethnic flutes; electric harp; bodhran; guitar; bouzouki and vocals, Ranagri fuse worldwide folk music with quality contemporary songwriting, enhanced by virtuosic instrumentals, vibrant rhythms and haunting melodies, all interlaced with vivid storytelling. They'll be stopping off at the bookshop at the start of their UK tour. Showcasing acoustic driven, harmony rich anthems along with their intimate, mellow story songs, don't miss 'Speak, Brother' www.Ranagri.com www.speakbrother.co.uk www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk

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Reg Meuross At Halsway Manor

on Sat, 29 Nov 2014 at Taunton Halsway Manor 8pm - 11pm

"Calling Meuross a singer-songwriter really doesn't do the man justice. Meuross doesn't write lines of lyrics. He writes short stories then sets them to some of the most captivating melodies you'll ever hear." Pennyblack Music Winner of the Fatea award for Best Male Vocalist 2013, Reg's clever and imaginative lyrics have earned him the title of Master Storyteller, and led Mike Harding (Mike Harding Folk Show) to introduce him onto the stage of The Royal Albert Hall as one of the finest singer-songwriters this country has produced. Whether it's a village hall or the Albert Hall, Reg brings to the stage a collection of extremely beautiful songs, performed with humour and depth, and sung with the voice of an angel. Reg has that rare gift of being able to touch people, through his songs and performance, on a really human level. His words and music paint pictures that remain with the listener long after the song has been sung.

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Reg Meuross At Halsway Manor

on Sat, 29 Nov 2014 at Taunton Halsway Manor 8pm - 11pm

"Calling Meuross a singer-songwriter really doesn't do the man justice. Meuross doesn't write lines of lyrics. He writes short stories then sets them to some of the most captivating melodies you'll ever hear." Pennyblack Music Winner of the Fatea award for Best Male Vocalist 2013, Reg's clever and imaginative lyrics have earned him the title of Master Storyteller, and led Mike Harding (Mike Harding Folk Show) to introduce him onto the stage of The Royal Albert Hall as one of the finest singer-songwriters this country has produced. Whether it's a village hall or the Albert Hall, Reg brings to the stage a collection of extremely beautiful songs, performed with humour and depth, and sung with the voice of an angel. Reg has that rare gift of being able to touch people, through his songs and performance, on a really human level. His words and music paint pictures that remain with the listener long after the song has been sung.

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Marcus Malone

on Sat, 29 Nov 2014 at Doncaster The Leopard 7.30pm

Marcus Malone with support from Alex McKown Originally from Detroit, Michigan USA, Marcus Malone lived near Hitsville and grew up listening to Motown grooves. He is now settled in the UK but his early Detroit and LA influences still flavour his music. Marcus has performed at the Royal Albert Hall, Burnley and Colne Festivals in the UK; Harlebeke Blues Festival in Belgium; the Bospop Festival in NL; Valdagno(Vicenza)Blues Festival in Italy; and various UK Art Centres and Blues Clubs. Marcus ended 2013 by headlining the Tenby Blues Festival in Wales. Marcus is presently working the European blues circuit, festivals and concert halls including tours of Belgium, France, Germany and Netherlands. Live performances in 2011-2013 in the Netherlands include Kwadendamme, Tegelen, Huntenpop, Oisterwijk, Hoogeveen, Geithoorn, Enchede and Texel Festivals. The Luxemburg Festival in Luxemburg. In France he performed at the Pleins Feaux Festival 2013 in Bonneville which was filmed for French TV distribution and internet TV. Other Festivals and large venues in France included 'American Journeys' in Cambrai, Fete de la Musique in Marc En Baroeul, Presqu'ile Blues Festival in Ambialet (opening for The Straits), Buc n' Blues (Buc France), Blues & Rock Festival in Segoufielle and Le Show Room, Valenciennes France and in Germany at the Caf' Conc' des 3 Frontiers venue. Malone, a Detroit native and current UK resident, is without question one of the finest vocalists to be found in the blues, blues/rock, or rock genres. He has a very Paul Rodgers like quality to his voice which is excellent for the multiple styles of music he plays. http://www.marcusmalone.com Alex McKown is a four times finalist in the British Blues Awards. www.alexmckown.com

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Blue Rose Code (solo)

on Sat, 29 Nov 2014 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette doors 7pm

http://www.bluerosecode.com/ http://www.bluerosecode.com/watch Please feel free to Like Launderette Sessions on Facebook Follow @LaunderetteSess on Twitter. Launderette_Sessions on Instagram Tickets £15 in advance or £17.50 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 around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. We have a 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. BLUE ROSE CODE is Edinburgh-born songwriter Ross Wilson. At the edge of contemporary alt-folk, Wilson's music evokes a meeting of Van Morrison and a young John Martyn, both shipwrecked with a bunch of Motown records. Album two -The Ballads of Peckham Rye was released on 2nd June, featuring a remarkable roll call of musicians - Danny Thompson, Kathryn Williams, Karine Polwart & Aidan O'Rourke.

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The Ragged Out String Band

on Sat, 29 Nov 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, See Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Ragged Out String Band play hard-driving Old-Time, Early Bluegrass and Americana, underpinning traditional fiddle tunes and songs with energetic and creative rhythms. Brought together by a shared love of fiddle music and good times the band are Emily Smith (fiddle), Andy Quelch (guitar), Joe Aukland (banjo) and Jackson Paul (bass and feet). Their combined credits include US fiddle ace Chance McCoy, Madness and The Wagontales.

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La Mort Subite + Green Man

on Sat, 29 Nov 2014 at London Jamboree 8pm to Midnight

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Foyle Folk Presents Part 2 - PØrts

on Sat, 29 Nov 2014 at Derry The Sandwich Co. 8.00pm

Now returning for its 7th year, Foyle Folk is back, only this year we are bringing you a series of exclusive gigs throughout Derry. Taking a breather from the two-day festival, Foyle Folk Presents are very happy to be hosting the best in local talent including the promising PØRTS (formerly Little Bear) who will be headlining our "bring your own" event at The Sandwich Co. on November 29th. This is sure to sell out as it is the beginning of the party season... so get your tickets now. Tickets are priced £12.50 which includes corkage (BYO) and food. Limited tickets are available from www.foylefolkfestival.co.uk Festival favourite Robyn G. Shiels will be joining us for our Foyle Folk Presents show on November 13th in Sandinos. Tickets for this are priced at a very generous £5 and are available from our website also. Foyle Folk Presents is a series of small independently run events organised by a voluntary committee, most of which are musicians themselves. This helps generate a very friendly, warm and laid back atmosphere, which adds greatly to the overall experience of our annual festivals/events. "We are delighted to announce this year's headliners, 'PØRTS and Robyn G. Shiels', they will be performing as part of our special 'Foyle Folk Presents' shows. We would like to urge people to buy tickets as soon as possible as both of these show's are sure to sell out." (Event Organsiers) Tickets will be on sale soon and can be purchased online at WeGotTickets.com and from Sandinos and The Sandwich Co. The PØRTS gig is a Bring Your Own refreshments event, food is also provided so please drink responsibly.

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Dave Kelly (from The Blues Band)

on Sun, 30 Nov 2014 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

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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Walter Trout Tribute Featuring Wt Band Plus Special Guests

on Sun, 30 Nov 2014 at Swansea The Scene 7.30pm

Walters band members with special guests playing his great body of music

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Martin Harley

on Sun, 30 Nov 2014 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

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 latest album MOJO FIX which was recorded in Texas, 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. 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, Love In the Afternoon, and Mojo Fix taken from the album of the same name. Awesome Johnnie Walker, BBC Radio 2 Shining talents in the British acoustic scene Guitar 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 When you experience Martin Harley's music for the first time you forget to look at your watch, you forget the work waiting for you, you forget to eat lunch. His music and his performances take you out of whatever room you're in and you become part of the experience. Play it loud! Meg MacDonald, M:M Music PRAISE FOR THE ALBUM MOJO FIX 8/10 Harley is a class act. Massively accomplished stuff. Classic Rock Mag. "It's a fabulous mixture that brings all sorts of roots music to the table, and he's reeled in some fantastic musicians to flesh out the songs. Harley himself is a fabulous slide guitarist & he's definitely got enough mojo of his own." the- rocker.co.uk Short bottleneck interlude in 'Treading Water' is delightful. Mojo Fix illustrates Harley & his musicians' versatility. 'Mean Old City' draws the album to a thunderous & satisfying conclusion. R2 Magazine It's a satisfying fix of six-string mojo that deserves quality listening time Guitarist Magazine www.martinharley.com www.facebook.com/martinharleyband https://soundcloud.com/martinharley http://www.youtube.com/user/martinharleyband

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Take Thackray

on Sun, 30 Nov 2014 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

Ed Mortimer performs the songs of Jake Thackray

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Take Thackray

on Sun, 30 Nov 2014 at Bournemouth The Ocean View Hotel 7pm doors, 8pm music

Ed Mortimer performs the songs of Jake Thackray

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Nick Caffrey And Ed Mcgurk

on Sun, 30 Nov 2014 at Southport Park Golf Club Doors from 7pm, music from 8pm

"True English folksong doesn't come much better than this" (Keith Kendrick) - we agree, thanks Keith for saving our having to dream up copy! Devoid of any airs and graces, here's folk song, pure and simple.

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Steve Gibbons

on Sun, 30 Nov 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Unique and timeless the legend that's Steve Gibbons has withstood the fads and fashions of the music business for over four decades. Analyse his music and superb self penned songs and you'll find the influences of blues, country and even psychedelia. With a huge international following, his long career has encompassed 15 albums and along the way he has worked and toured with many bands including The Who, Little Feat, Lynard Skynard and E.L.O. With a huge repertoire of original material to draw on his setlist is always fresh and surprising, he draws the audience into a musical world with its own special history and culture, in his hands rock n roll is a magical force.

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Wallis Bird

on Sun, 30 Nov 2014 at Brighton Komedia Doors 7.00pm

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The Local Presents Rm Hubbert

on Sun, 30 Nov 2014 at London The Lexington 7:00pm

RM Hubbert RM Hubbert is a guitarist from Glasgow in Scotland. He writes music about love, death, friendship, mental illness and occasionally a dog called D Bone. It's not as depressing as the previous sentence suggests. One of Glasgow's more prolific artists, RM Hubbert has released music under a variety of guises since 1993. It was El Hombre Trajeado's triptych of albums released between 1995 and 2005 though, that really put Hubbert on the musical map, earning swathes of critical acclaim, three Peel Sessions and support slots with the likes of Sebadoh, Tortoise, Nick Cave, Deerhoof, Mùm, Mike Watt and The Delgados. Following El Hombre Trajeado's demise, guitarist Hubbert took a break from playing live and began studying a host of different musical forms before returning to the scene in 2008 and self releasing his debut solo album 'First & Last', in March 2010. This album was later re- released on Scotland's legendary Chemikal Underground Records in February 2011. The album's nine instrumentals skilfully blended elements of flamenco and samba with contemporary melodies to create a truly unique, understated record. 'First & Last', by Hubbert's own admission, was informed by three dark events in his life; the death of his father; his diagnosis with chronic depression and finally, the death of his mother. That these traumatic events resulted in album of such beauty is testament not only to Hubbert's technical prowess as a guitarist but, perhaps more importantly, his considered and subtle strengths as a composer. With 'First & Last' and a return to regular live performance, RM Hubbert's profile grew steadily as he averaged over ninety shows a year and garnered support slots with Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra Band, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, King Creosote and Alasdair Roberts as well securing the main support slot on both Mogwai's mammoth European tour, Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat's UK and European tour and The Twilight Sad's UK tour. The second album, 'Thirteen Lost & Found' was released through Chemikal Underground Records on January 30th 2012. Produced by long-time friend Alex Kapranos (Franz Ferdinand) the album features collaborations with some very special artists including Hanna Tuulikki (Nalle, Two Wings), Emma Pollock (The Delgados), Luke Sutherland (Long Fin Killie, Bows, Mogwai), Aidan Moffat (Arab Strap), Alex Kapranos and Alasdair Roberts amongst others. Having found that it was easier to connect with people through music, 'Thirteen Lost & Found' was conceived by Hubbert as a way of reacquainting himself with old friends while making some new ones. Each piece was written collaboratively with the respective artists; with the emphasis placed on spontaneity and experimentation. The resulting collection is eclectic and beautiful: voice, percussion, violin, piano, banjo, accordion, vibraphone and gu zheng all joining Hubbert's idiosyncratic guitar over the eleven songs. Thirteen Lost & Found has since won the 2013 Scottish Album of the Year Award. 'Breaks & Bone', his third album for Chemikal Underground (released 27/09/13), sees Hubbert return to solo guitar performance, albeit augmented for the first time with his own vocals. Conceived as an end to the 'The Ampersand Trilogy', Breaks & Bone explores the ideas of letting go of grief, accepting depression and finding new love. The album alternates between instrumental and vocal tracks, tied together beautifully by Paul Savages haunting, minimalist production. This album also a return to the live stage after a 9 month break for Hubbert for a highly successful UK tour playing to his largest audiences yet including sold out crowds in Glasgow, Manchester, London & Bristol. Some reviews 'A gracious and spellbinding thing' Q 4/5 'Emotionally gripping' Mojo 4/5 'A revitalising downpour' The Wire 'Technically dazzling and deeply moving' Uncut 4/5 'Hubbert's a hell of a guitarist' Daily Express 4/5 'Alluring, enigmatic' The Scotsman 'His unique guitar playing shines brightest' Is This Music 5/5 'Yearning, inventive' AU 'Delicate and beautiful' Clash 'Utterly captivating' The Line of Best Fit 'We are lucky indeed to have this record' The Quietus 'Hubby's most expansive & diverse work' The List 4/5 'Peerless' The Skinny 'Superb' The Herald Online www.rmhubbert.com www.chemikal.co.uk www.twitter.com/rmhubbert www.facebook.com/rmhubbert

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The Dovetail Trio At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 30 Nov 2014 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub Doors open around 7:30 pm

Presenting England's traditional songs with a bold and fresh approach, The Dovetail Trio explores familiar narratives and modern themes with infectious energy and a passion for musical heritage. A limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You 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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Shropshire Roots Present: The Gren Bartley Band

on Sun, 30 Nov 2014 at Shrewsbury The Morris Hall Doors at 7.00pm, Show starts 7.45pm

Gren Bartley is a prolific and exceptional songwriter. He is constantly touring and forever writing. The critically acclaimed new album Winter Fires (out Spring 2013) is yet another giant leap forward and is building further upon the success of 2012's critically acclaimed Songs To Scythe Back The Overgrown. Work has already started on the next album working with legendary producer Gavin Monaghan (Robert Plant, Scott Matthews, Nizlopi, Paolo Nutini). A quiet triumph, no less - fRoots Showcasing his phenomenal guitar playing and poetry driven lyrics, Gren is touring the new album with his band. Stunning four part harmonies and intricate string arrangements offer an even deeper intrigue to the new material already described as spine tinglingly beautiful. The drive of the percussion and the orchestral flourishes sweep the audience into the narratives and subtly embellish the songs. This new direction for Bartley deserves your attention.

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Sam Sallon + Three Pilgrims

on Sun, 30 Nov 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, See Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SAM SALLON Last year saw the release of Sam Sallon's debut album "One for The Road". As well as being heralded by music mags like Mojo, Maverick and R2, the album's singles also gained considerable internet attention and both found their way onto national radio; a rare feat for an independent artist. This year has seen Sallon pick up three awards at the Exposure Music Awards in London including Best Act Overall. In June he won an international Independent Music Award in the best Folk/Singer-songwriter category for his song "You Are Home". He has performed solo at the Royal Albert Hall opening for Pete Doherty, the Royal Festival Hall opening for Lyle Lovett and the Queen Elizabeth Hall opening for the Neil Cowley Trio. Other notable support slots have been with Lucy Rose, Johnny Flynn, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Nick Harper and Nouvelle Vague. Come and hear him now in a rare intimate gig as he returns to the Green Note for his only London date this year. THREE PILGRIMS Three Pilgrims formed when the paths of three very individual musicians, already accomplished in their own right, and having achieved disillusionment, fortuitously converged in the fall of 2013. Their unique blend of exciting guitar styles and harmony singing has led them to busking at the South Bank. Pilgrim Mark says: "Yes, I'm very happy about the way things are going - I've always loved the river" Pilgrim Paul: "This is new and exciting... I've never had to check the weather forecast to know if I can play before." Indeed, nothing now stands between Three Pilgrims and their dream, except perhaps the rain. However, it's here we may catch a glimpse of just how innovative this band really is. Displaying an uncommon pioneering streak, a cunning strategy is being hatched about how they might acquire a gazebo. An unconfirmed report suggesting that a popular car accessories shop sells them is still under investigation. Still, for those of us who have been searching and waiting for the musical heroes of our day, perhaps the long wait is over Stay tuned. Pilgrim David: "I can't believe you haven't quoted me" Three Pilgrims are Paul Wassif, Mark Abis and David Watson

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Flossie Malavialle & Edwina Hayes

on Mon, 1 Dec 2014 at Etton The Processed Pea 8pm start. Doors open 6.30pm.

Flossie Malavialle, French born singer songwriter now based in the North East, teams up with East Yorkshire's own Edwina Hayes in a scoop for the Processed Pea.

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Josienne Clarke And Ben Walker

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. ------------------- In a town full of songs and singers, Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker give you the real thing. Both classically trained, their musical proficiency is beyond doubt. But this isn't about technical accomplishment. This is about a song, first and foremost. Whether interpreting words centuries old, or singing her own authentic lyrics, Josienne's jewel-like voice finds the nuance and melancholy in the simplest phrase and effortlessly sends it straight to your heart. Ben's musical tact and mastery of the guitar provide the perfect setting and allow the song centre-stage.

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A Magical Evening With The Zemel Choir

on Mon, 1 Dec 2014 at London Saracens Allianz Park 7.30 pm to 10.00 pm

A Charity evening to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society Finchley Memorial Hospital Dementia Cafe *A wonderful selection of Music from the Zemel Choir *Sparkling Reception *Kosher Food/Drinks *Michael Carr- Magician- Member of the Inner Magic Circle *Raffle and Auction in Association with Barclays *Supported by Saracens Foundation Finchley Memorial Hospital Dementia Cafe was originally funded with money raised By Councillor Lisa Rutter during her year as Mayor of Barnet 2011-2012 Free Car Parking at Allianz Park

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James Maddock

on Mon, 1 Dec 2014 at Worthing Pier Doors open 7pm Show starts 8pm

James Maddock possess the kind of livid-in craggy voice that would sound authorative if he were singing the sports pages. Fortunately he does doesn't need to do that because his compositional skills are a match for his delivery There's an impassioned longing evident in the opening melody of Another Life, the first track on James Maddock's most recent release by the same name that pervades the entirety of the album and even if you're not one of the many emphatic and diehard fans who have come to adore Maddock's signature raspy croon and deft song writing over the last few years, the music will sound and feel classic instantly. This is no accident. The charm of James Maddock to somehow access all that is timeless and make immediate and lasting connections is the product of years of honing his craft. Another Life is evidence of a master song writing at the top of his game.

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Chantel Mcgregor

on Tue, 2 Dec 2014 at Hessle Town Hall Doors at 7.30pm, start at 8pm

Award winning Chantel McGregor, nominated for best guitarist of 2014, plays this intimate venue as part of a major UK national tour

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Aaron Jonah Lewis' Corn Potato String Band

on Tue, 2 Dec 2014 at Towersey The Three Horseshoes Doors 7:30pm On stage 8:00pm Finish 10:15pm

The Corn Potato String Band play authentic American Appalachian folk music. The members of this band have delighted audiences with their driving fiddle tunes and harmonious singing across the U.S., Canada, Europe and Mexico. They are all multi-instrumentalists who are dedicated to continuing the traditional fiddle and banjo music and dance of the Central Southern US. In addition to being champion fiddlers, they play banjo, guitar, bass and mandolin and cover many different antiquated styles including ballads, ho-downs, country rags and southern gospel. Aaron Jonah Lewis is a multi-instrumentalist, performer and educator. He has won awards at the Clifftop Appalachian String Band Festival, including First Place Neotraditional Band in 2008, and at the Galax Old Fiddlers Convention, including First Place Bluegrass Fiddle in 2007, and he has performed at major festivals from the US to the UK and from Italy to Finland. Lewis has appeared on dozens of recordings from bluegrass and old time to swing jazz, modern experimental and Turkish classical music projects. He has taught workshops at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow and at the English Folk Dance and Song Society in London. He also plays and teaches banjo, mandolin, guitar, and bass and is currently based in Nashville, Tennessee. Lindsay McCaw has been playing American old time music for over 15 years. She performs music and calls dances around the country. McCaw plays fiddle, banjo, guitar, accordion and piano. She is also part of several theater and puppet companies, including her own, called The Dolly Wagglers. She has won several musical distinctions such as two-time winner of the Minneapolis Jug Band Contest and four-time first-place winner of the Sheffield Field Days Fiddle contest. Luke Richardson's music rolls with the arresting and subtle beauty of the hills around his family's farm in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. With an intuitive ability to match the fiddle, Luke manages to push the music along with grace, ease and remarkable drive. His banjo playing has earned him a National Old Time Banjo Championship and a handful of blue ribbons. Currently residing in Brooklyn, he is an in-demand old time musician.

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Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band

on Tue, 2 Dec 2014 at Grinton St Andrew's Church 8pm; doors at 7.30pm

'Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band at St Andrew's, Grinton. Tonight in Grinton - tomorrow night on the main stage at The Sage, Gateshead! Following the hugely popular 2012 Christmas tour, renowned folk singer Maddy Prior joins up once again with the Carnival Band during the Festive Season for their unique celebratory show "Carols & Capers". Together they mix renaissance, modern and ethnic instruments with a refreshing cavalier attitude and plenty of humour putting their inimitable stamps on a range of familiar and not-so-familiar festive fare. This will guarantee to be a Christmas Party to remember.

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Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band

on Tue, 2 Dec 2014 at Grinton St Andrew's Church 8pm; doors at 7.30pm

'Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band at St Andrew's, Grinton. Tonight in Grinton - tomorrow night on the main stage at The Sage, Gateshead! Following the hugely popular 2012 Christmas tour, renowned folk singer Maddy Prior joins up once again with the Carnival Band during the Festive Season for their unique celebratory show "Carols & Capers". Together they mix renaissance, modern and ethnic instruments with a refreshing cavalier attitude and plenty of humour putting their inimitable stamps on a range of familiar and not-so-familiar festive fare. This will guarantee to be a Christmas Party to remember.

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Martin Simpson

on Tue, 2 Dec 2014 at London The Old Queen's Head Doors open 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: This event will be taking place at our alternative home for the evening: THE OLD QUEEN'S HEAD, 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 _______ 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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A Victorian Christmas

on Wed, 3 Dec 2014 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath Doors 7.15pm, start 7.45pm

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Martin Carthy

on Wed, 3 Dec 2014 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

First of two consecutive nights with the doyen of English folk singers, Martin remains intensely active in his sixth decade as a performer - with daughter Eliza, with Dave Swarbrick, with Brass Monkey and in many other projects. Enjoy him tonight at his solo best, in the intimate folk club setting which he has championed throughout his long and illustrious career. Please note all tickets are one price for this event.

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Sweet Baboo & The Pictish Trail

on Wed, 3 Dec 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm CONCESSIONS APLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Sweet Baboo & The Pictish Trail

on Wed, 3 Dec 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8pm

Doors open 8pm CONCESSIONS APLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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False Lights

on Wed, 3 Dec 2014 at London Sebright Arms 7.30pm

False Lights, the new project from folk visionaries Jim Moray and Sam Carter, make their London debut here at the Sebright Arms. In development behind closed doors for several months, a shared love of folk and heavy guitar music has produced a distinct sound which has more to do with Radiohead than Steeleye Span: an explosion of loud, electric, guitar-driven folk for the 21st century. The first glimpse of this exciting 6-piece band came in March with the release of the first False Lights video, Skewball- a song recorded originally by A.L.Lloyd in the early 1960s, and then again by Steeleye Span and Martin Carthy in the early 1970s. Their second video, Crossing the Bar was revealed exclusively at the FolkEast Press launch on the 5th June and is the final track on the recently released EP, the first fruits of the 15 songs they've written and arranged together in preparation for the festival in August. The four tracks on the False Lights EP give a flavour of what to expect from this intriguing band live. The first track, 'Skewball', is a song recorded originally by A.L.Lloyd in the early 1960s, and then again by Steeleye Span and Martin Carthy in the early 1970s. The second track, 'Polly On The Shore' was collected from George 'Pop' Maynard in West Hoathly, Sussex in the 1950s. In False Lights' hands it becomes a brooding alt-rock anthem, with strings, ebow guitars and a masterful vocal from Sam. The third track, 'The Maid Of Australia' is closely identified with Norfolk through both Harry Cox and Walter Pardon from whom it was collected, and Peter Bellamy who recorded the song in 1979 making it famous amongst a folk revival audience. Finally, 'Crossing The Bar' is one of the last poems written by Alfred, Lord Tennyson in which he compares death to crossing the sandbar between the tide or river of life and the sea that lies beyond. Set to music by American old-time fiddler Rani Arbo, False Lights give the song a grand scale marrying English church music with stadium-sized guitars, swooping fiddles and Brazilian rhythms. False Lights are all award-winning artists in their own right, they are: Sam Carter Guitar and Vocals Jim Moray Guitar, Keyboards and Vocals Sam Nadal Drums (Lucy Rose) Jon Thorne Bass (Lamb, John Smith, Donovan, Badly Drawn Boy) Nick Cooke Melodeon (Kate Rusby, Mawkin) Tom Moore Violin (Moore Moss Rutter) The False Lights EP is available on download and 10 vinyl from http://www.falselights.co.uk

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James Hunter Six

on Wed, 3 Dec 2014 at Worthing Pier Doors open 7pm Show starts 8pm

James Hunter is a British blue-eyed soul singer who oozes great rhythm, blues and soul all wrapped up with his smokey mellifluous voice he is renowned for. He has been compared to his own influences like Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Georgie Fame and Jackie Wilson. Hunter began his roots music career in the 1980s under the name Howlin' Wilf. His later solo recordings feature rhythm and blues in the style of the 1950s and 60's, pitched between R&B, early rock and roll, and early soul.. James has toured and opened for Van Morrison, Etta James, Boz Scaggs, Los Lonely Boys, Robert Cray, Bryan Adams, Los Lobos, Willie Nelson, Buddy Guy, and even the Queen of Soul herself, Miss Aretha Franklin. He has taken the US by storm with his Grammy award winning albums 'People Gonna Talk' and 'The Hard Way' Rolling Stone James Hunter is "A treat not to miss" Van Morrison one of the best voices, and best-kept secrets, in British R&B and soul. Check him out!"

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An Audience Without Jake Thackray

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

A heartfelt celebration of the work of the genius that was Jake Thackray. Funny, witty, satirical, fiercely intelligent songs combined with Jake's story in his own words. Fake Thackray has taken his celebration of Jake's wonderful work to new audiences across the country, including a 6 week UK tour with Fairport Convention, 20 shows at Edinburgh Fringe, and many festivals including Cropredy. He has shawred the stage with Fairport, Richard Digance, Vin Garbutt and Phil Cool and has received accolades from Ralph McTell and Mike Harding. The show has received several 4 star reviews: John is superb as Jake Thackray (New Town Theatre) this performance is sheer delight (SG Fringe) Hilarious songs, perfectly played (Musical Talk) Faultless and very special (Three Weeks)

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Folklore Presents .. Patch And The Giant

on Wed, 3 Dec 2014 at London Green Note Doors 7:00pm

A band you should make an effort to catch (Folk Radio UK) "Beautifully mellifluous" (Genevieve Tudor, BBC) "Utterly impossible not to sing, stamp, clap along" (Sofar Sounds) " These lovely people never fail to impress with their energy, not to mention their ability to get the whole room on their feet and dancing, an admittedly rare phenomena to come across these days" (For Folk's Sake) "Patch and the Giant are one of London's biggest folk bands in a very literal sense. Their line-up involves a string trio, a one-girl brass section, the happiest man in England and, completely unrelated, the loudest. And that's not even all members accounted for! You'll struggle to find a band that has more fun onstage together..." (Folkroom Records) "One of, if not the single most promising folk act to emerge so far this decade." (7BitArcade)

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Martyn Joseph

on Thu, 4 Dec 2014 at Eastbourne Underground Theatre Doors 7.30pm - Show start 8pm

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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Martin Carthy

on Thu, 4 Dec 2014 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

Second of two consecutive nights with the doyen of English folk singers, Martin remains intensely active in his sixth decade as a performer - with daughter Eliza, with Dave Swarbrick, with Brass Monkey and in many other projects. Enjoy him tonight at his solo best, in the intimate folk club setting which he has championed throughout his long and illustrious career. Please note all tickets are one price for this event.

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9bach

on Thu, 4 Dec 2014 at London Vortex Doors 7.30pm

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Antonio Lulic

on Thu, 4 Dec 2014 at Manchester The Castle Hotel Doors at 7:30pm

Raised in the North East of England, son to a Chilean exile and a lass from the pit village of Trimdon, Antonio Lulic is a folk-rock singer-songwriter whose deep and gravelly vocal combines with a powerful yet intimate lyrical style to deliver passionate and uniquely soulful music. Since the release of his debut EP, 'Becomes Unstoppable', at the start of 2010, Antonio has toured relentlessly; performing for audiences all over London, up and down the UK, across Europe and all over the USA, building a loyal fanbase spread across the globe. While on tour at the end of 2011 with international number one artist Ed Sheeran, Antonio released his acoustic EP 'Rough'. Then after spending November touring the UK and France with fellow London singer-songwriters Ryan Keen and Kal Lavelle, Antonio took off back to the USA in the spring of 2012, to perform on a showcase stage at the SXSW Music festival in Austin, Texas for the third year in a row; a performance that music blog Twangville called 'Captivating'.

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Mark Crozer And The Rels @ The Shield & Dagger

on Thu, 4 Dec 2014 at Swindon The Shield & Dagger Doors at 7:30pm

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Funke And The Two Tone Baby

on Thu, 4 Dec 2014 at Cambridge Portland Arms Doors 7.30pm. Music starts at 8pm.

Kent-based mechanical alt-blues band Funke and the Two Tone Baby is the pseudonym of multi-instrumentalist Dan Turnbull. Described as creating 'new, exciting and innovative music' (R2 Magazine), in two years Funke has gone from pub gigs in Margate to performing 300+ shows and festivals across the UK and Europe. Combining effects pedals, beatboxing and grooving bass lines with traditional instrumentation, powerful vocals and relentless energy that provides tracks with a 'distinctive and contemporary twist' (Artree Magazine) and gets people 'grooving like an apoplectic orang-utan' (Sound of Confusion). Funke has appeared on Absolute Radio and has played as main support for Bob Log III, Hobo Jones and the Junkyard Dogs, Treetop Flyers, Hazel O'Connor, Babar Luck, 3 Daft Monkeys, Eddie Spaghetti and TV Smith, alongside performing as a headline act at venues and festival stages throughout the UK. Funke brings his rocking live show to The Portland, touring his newest release "The Last Thing We'll See Is The Sea".

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Robbie Mcintosh Band

on Fri, 5 Dec 2014 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors at 7pm, Show starts at 8pm

Guitarist Robbie McIntosh has one of the highest musical pedigrees you'll find anywhere on the planet. A long time member of The Pretenders and the Paul McCartney Band, he has carved out a career recording and touring alongside the biggest names in music, including Talk Talk, Paul Young, Mark Knopfler, Tears For Fears, Joe Cocker, Cher, Kirsty McColl, Paul Carrack, Boyzone, Roger Daltrey, Tori Amos, Mike and the Mechanics, George Martin, Eric Bibb and Norah Jones. Recent tours include John Mayer, where he did all the slide guitar work, Sinead O'Connor and Sir Tom Jones! After picking up the guitar aged 10, Robbie went through the usual route of teenage pub bands before he got a call from Chris Thompson who, at the time, was the singer in Manfred Mann's Earth Band (Blinded By The Light). He had an outfit called Filthy McNasty who played a lot at The Bridge House, Canning Town, The Golden Lion, Fulham, etc. Chris asked Robbie to join as lead guitar player. In November 1978 the band went to L.A. to record with Richard Perry for his Planet Record label. The name of the band was changed to Night and they toured in America for most of 1979 supporting The Doobie Brothers. Night split in 1980 but his friendship with Pretenders guitarist James Honeyman-Scott led Robbie to join The Pretenders in September '82 after James sadly died of a heroin overdose. He toured extensively and recorded two albums with the band (Learning to Crawl and Get Close) before calling it a day in September '87. Robbie carried on doing session work through 1988, including some sessions for Paul McCartney, which led to Robbie (on Chrissie Hynde's recommendation) joining his band. He played with McCartney right through to the end of 1993, doing two world tours plus smaller excursions, and two studio albums (Flowers in the Dirt and Off the Ground) and three live albums (Tripping the Live Fantastic, Unplugged and Paul is Live). Robbie's brilliance across a range of music, both on acoustic and electric guitar has made him one of the world's most sought after session guitarists, and he has continued to tour and record with many of the most famous names in music. His band for tonight's show features some of his old friends and fellow session men, who between them have played with more names than it is possible to mention, but include: The Waterboys, Thea Gilmore, Andy Summers, Go West, Robert Fripp, Leo Sayer, Rory Gallagher, Toyah Wilcox, Lisa Stansfield, Judie Tzuke, Sandi Thom and Andy Fairweather-Low.

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The Sam Kelly Trio

on Fri, 5 Dec 2014 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing Bar opens at 6.30 pm, doors at 7.30 pm

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 that he sings. Sam is now touring with his band, comprising Jamie Francis on banjo and Evan Carson on percussion. The trio showcase a gift for Seth Lakeman-sized choruses bursting with tight, driving melodicism and folk harmonies, and have the ability to grab the attention of audiences of all ages and with a range of musical preferences. They are receiving glowing reviews from punters at every gig they play and are quickly becoming one to watch for 2014. We can assure you that this really is a great opportunity to see a future star!

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Martyn Joseph

on Fri, 5 Dec 2014 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys doors 7pm

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. 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. One of acoustic music's most original voices, and most forward looking of his generation of singer/songwriters
 Q Magazine Springsteen-indebted Americana, suspended folk chords glistening beneath troubadour tales, his lyrical eloquence still inspired almost 30 years on from his debut - MOJO

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Henrik Jansberg Band

on Fri, 5 Dec 2014 at Otley Courthouse 8pm

HENRIK JANSBERG BAND Friday 5 December 8pm Henrik Jansberg's music is best described as celtic swing. He is one of the outstanding young fiddlers in Danish folk music, and tours with his 5 piece band. Their music has much in common with Scottish traditional music, but with the distinctive added swing of rousing, irresistibly rhythmic Danish folk. Popular in Scotland, Henrik's band have rarely played in elsewhere in the UK, so we are delighted to welcome them for a rare English date. Tickets: £12/£10 in advance, £13/£11 on the door. jansberg.com

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Henrik Jansberg Band

on Fri, 5 Dec 2014 at Otley Courthouse 8pm

HENRIK JANSBERG BAND Friday 5 December 8pm Henrik Jansberg's music is best described as celtic swing. He is one of the outstanding young fiddlers in Danish folk music, and tours with his 5 piece band. Their music has much in common with Scottish traditional music, but with the distinctive added swing of rousing, irresistibly rhythmic Danish folk. Popular in Scotland, Henrik's band have rarely played in elsewhere in the UK, so we are delighted to welcome them for a rare English date. Tickets: £12/£10 in advance, £13/£11 on the door. jansberg.com

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All The Wild Folk Presents Green Diesel

on Fri, 5 Dec 2014 at London Jamboree 8pm to Midnight

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The Goat Roper Rodeo Band

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Roll up Roll up - It's Showtime ! It's the Greatest show on earth. You thought you knew country music, well, think again ! with just an upright bass, two old guitars and a bucketful of aching harmony, The Goat Roper Rodeo Band are preaching 'Country Blues' like you never heard... it's up, it's down, it's soft and loud, it's dark and lonesome too, there's hurt and shame and some mean old pain but there's love in what they do ! There's a hint of Gram, a sniff of Dylan and a twist of Waylon's blues ... Simply put, it's exactly what it says on the tin...they look great, sound great and they've got a bunch of absolutely brilliant songs !... and that's the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth...amen. Maverick festival was discovery time for the Spiral team as we took in the ragged glory of The Goat Roper Rodeo Band .Hailing from North Wales, The Goat Roper Rodeo Band take a slightly psychedelic route to the finish line and include some serious foot stompin' rock 'n' roll along the way, mix in a little gospel fire and a sprinkle of Gram and these boys ruled our last afternoon. Spiral Earth - 'live' review - Dave Kushar Wonderfully executed acoustic country blues with two guitars, a double bass and plaintive striking harmonies, a musical landscape driven by old timey sensibilities ...there's a lot to like about the Goat Roper Rodeo Band. R2 magazine - 'Hail The Remedy' album review - Rachel Devine. Exciting young musicians who bring refreshing verve and enthusiasm to the classic sound of American roots music. Maverick Festival - 'live' review. The Goat Roper Rodeo Band play affectionate homage to unassuming country-blues and theirs a stylishly accomplished take, a masterly slice of underplayed lonesome aching with a great harmonic richness that leaves us in exactly the right frame of mind to be clamouring for more. Fatea - 'Hail The Remedy' album review - David Kidman These guys sing about the dark side, about doing wrong when you know it's wrong. They sing about the joy to be found deep down in the blues. When they sing a love song, it's about lost love, love destroyed so completely that the will is truly broken and with their odd lead voices and bluegrass tinged harmonies, The Goat Roper Rodeo Band succeed. Rambles.net - 'Hail The Remedy' album review - Michael Scott Cain With refreshing, startling vocal harmonies and quirky song writing skills, these young'uns can roll out a fab sombre number just as well as an upbeat one, the Goat Roper Rodeo Band possess a uniqueness and quality that promises success and lovers of this old timey sound are simply going to love this. Maverick magazine - 'Hail The Remedy' album review - Emily Saxton.

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The James Hunter Six

on Fri, 5 Dec 2014 at Leicester The Donkey 8.30pm

The James Hunter Six will be bringing their infectious brand of authentic 50's R'n'B to a loving audience! 'Onstage, the fifty-one-year-old British singer and songwriter James Hunter has the energy of a man half his age, or younger. With a soulful tenor that recalls a range of R. & B. giants, from Sam Cooke to Bobby Bland, Hunter leads his band, the James Hunter Six, through strict tempos and lightning-quick switchbacks. And unlike his former mentor Van Morrison, who enlisted him as a guitarist and backup singer in the mid-nineties, Hunter is warm and engaging: while Morrison is known to turn his back to the crowd between songs, Hunter is more likely to be telling a joke and checking with the audience to see if they're having a good time. The answer, invariably yes, has everything to do with Hunter's tight, taut compositions, which are rooted in American soul music without being bound to it. Traditionally, soul songs deal with romantic doubt or longing; Hunter's lyrics have plenty of lovelorn types, too, but his remedies for heartbreak are often unconventional. The jaunty Chicken Switch, which opens up his most recent album, Minute by Minute, comes not to praise romantic bravery but to bury it (When in doubt / Take the coward's way out / Hit the chicken switch). Hunter's irreverence allows him to evade cliché and keep the genre vibrant. Often, that's where the soul revivalists fall flat, he said. They invest the music with a mystique that it doesn't warrant, which destroys it. I was playing in a club once and a very earnest young French couple said to me, 'Do you feel your music is like a religion?' 'No,' I said. 'I take it seriously.' Support comes from Leicester/London Blues hero Rollo Markee and the Tailshakers! The charismatic Rollo Markee has to one of the finest blues harp players and performers in the country! Donkey goers know what to expect and makes for a superb night of authentic blues and R'n'B

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Steve Turner

on Fri, 5 Dec 2014 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7.30 for 8pm

www.steve-turner.co.uk Steve Turner is a truly great singer and concertina player in the proper folk tradition. We'd forgotten how good this stuff can be when done as right as Steve Turner does it. Steve Turner comes from a family of singers and concertina players. His grandfather was known to have sung and played the instrument in the 1890's. Steve began his career on the Manchester folk scene at the end of the 1960s. Joining the Geordie band "Canny Fettle" in 1970, he made two albums and toured in Britain and Europe with them for eight years. In 1979, he won the Melody Maker "Stars of the 80s" national competition, which persuaded him to turn professional for 12 years until 1991. During this time he made four solo albums with Fellside Records and toured internationally. A period of thirteen years away from the folk scene followed with Steve building a violin retailing business and diversifying musically into a more classical mode. But folk music has a habit of getting into your blood so 2004 saw Steve make a welcome return to the folk scene. Steve's 5th album, his first for 22 years "The Whirligig of Time" was long listed for the BBC folk awards in 2008. His latest 6th album "Rim of the Wheel" was released in spring 2012 and has received rave reviews - David Kidman in N.E. Folk Roundabout called it "sheer genius a sure contender for one of my folk albums of 2012" This was backed up by many festival bookings and re-plays on the radio on the Mike Harding Show Radio 2 and Late Junction Radio 3 and a full page article in F/Roots in July 2012. In the F/Roots August/September 2014 edition Nancy Kerr in her "Rocket Launcher" interview when asked "what was the best gig you ever saw?" answered "the best spot I've seen recently was Steve Turner - total intensive musical focus and a vast serious repertoire"

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Steve Turner

on Fri, 5 Dec 2014 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7.30 for 8pm

www.steve-turner.co.uk Steve Turner is a truly great singer and concertina player in the proper folk tradition. We'd forgotten how good this stuff can be when done as right as Steve Turner does it. Steve Turner comes from a family of singers and concertina players. His grandfather was known to have sung and played the instrument in the 1890's. Steve began his career on the Manchester folk scene at the end of the 1960s. Joining the Geordie band "Canny Fettle" in 1970, he made two albums and toured in Britain and Europe with them for eight years. In 1979, he won the Melody Maker "Stars of the 80s" national competition, which persuaded him to turn professional for 12 years until 1991. During this time he made four solo albums with Fellside Records and toured internationally. A period of thirteen years away from the folk scene followed with Steve building a violin retailing business and diversifying musically into a more classical mode. But folk music has a habit of getting into your blood so 2004 saw Steve make a welcome return to the folk scene. Steve's 5th album, his first for 22 years "The Whirligig of Time" was long listed for the BBC folk awards in 2008. His latest 6th album "Rim of the Wheel" was released in spring 2012 and has received rave reviews - David Kidman in N.E. Folk Roundabout called it "sheer genius a sure contender for one of my folk albums of 2012" This was backed up by many festival bookings and re-plays on the radio on the Mike Harding Show Radio 2 and Late Junction Radio 3 and a full page article in F/Roots in July 2012. In the F/Roots August/September 2014 edition Nancy Kerr in her "Rocket Launcher" interview when asked "what was the best gig you ever saw?" answered "the best spot I've seen recently was Steve Turner - total intensive musical focus and a vast serious repertoire"

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Olion Byw

on Fri, 5 Dec 2014 at Blaenau Ffestiniog Cell B 7pm

Y gwerin - Olion Byw

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The Bella Hardy Band Christmas Show

on Fri, 5 Dec 2014 at Leicester The Guildhall Doors at 7.15pm

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The Dylan Project

on Fri, 5 Dec 2014 at Leek Foxlowe Arts Centre 8.00pm for 8.30

Take four of Britain's most talented folk-rock musicians and a unique singer, add the repertoire of a genius, and you've got the recipe for a dream band. The musicians in question are PJ Wright (slide and electric guitars, pedal steel) Gerry Conway (drums and percussion) Phil Bond (keys) Dave Pegg (bass) and the singer is Steve Gibbons. As The Dylan Project, they present an exhilarating tribute to the work of arguably the greatest postwar songwriter in the English language.

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Dale Storr New Orleans Blues Piano

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

www.brooksbluesbar.co.uk

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Spiro

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

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Vin Garbutt

on Sat, 6 Dec 2014 at Howden The Shire Hall 7.30 for 8pm

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

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Martin Simpson

on Sat, 6 Dec 2014 at Barton The Ropewalk 7.30pm

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Moulettes

on Sat, 6 Dec 2014 at London Cecil Sharp House Doors at 7pm, start time 7.30pm

The Moulettes effortlessly weave folk, pop, prog rock and classical music to enthralling effect. Their entrancing combination of strings, wind and ethereal vocals has led to comparisons with the Unthanks and Tom Waits. This gig will see the orchestral folk group

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Son Of Dave Bedford Esquires

on Sat, 6 Dec 2014 at Bedford Esquires 7.30pm-12.30am

MAX ROCK N ROLL PRESENTS SON OF DAVE+ The Fellas+Long John Laundry+ DJS 7.30PM -12.30AM

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Bonnie Dobson & Her Boys (featuring Bj Cole)

on Sat, 6 Dec 2014 at London The Great Northern Railway Tavern 8.30pm

The comeback of this or any other year ! A breath-taking return to the spotlight more than half a century after she became a star of the American folk scene. It is almost as if Bonnie Dobson has never been away when she delivers once again her haunting apocalyptic anthem Morning Dew - that "spectacular piece of music," as Robert Plant describes it. Her first appearance at the Kalamazoo and a glorious rendition (with Plant) of her great song at the Bert Jansch tribute gig at the Festival Hall last Christmas formed the launchpad for her return after so many years lost to the music world in an academic life. Even now this Canadian legend finds it hard to believe the remarkable revival of her career - confirmed by a stunning new album that was greeted with universal acclaim in the summer. "A unique singer and still an impressively original lady," said Robin Denselow, of the Guardian. "She sounds better than ever," said Will Hodgkinson, of The Times, who concluded that her voice must have been preserved in aspic. US writer and music consultant Alec Palao said:"Her voice still soars with that same easy, sweet grace ...an instrument that communicates at once innocence and experience - each an implicit element in the folk idiom from which she evolved." Bonnie's Boys - her studio and stage band - will be with her tonight : Ben Phillipson on guitar, Ben Paley (fiddle), Dave Morgan (drums), Jonny Bridgwood (bass), BJ Cole (pedal steel) - as well as the one gal in the lineup, Ruth Tidmarsh on backing vocals. Welcome back Miss Bonnie!

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Mediterranean Beats Presents Amaraterra

on Sat, 6 Dec 2014 at London Jamboree 8pm to Midnight

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Flats & Sharps

on Sat, 6 Dec 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ In early 2011, four 17 year-old mates from college thought that maybe they could earn a bit of pocket money by forming a folk/bluegrass band and busking in and around Penzance. Two months later they were asked to perform for four hours (!) at the opening of a new restaurant at the Lands End Hotel and that is when, through necessity, they started writing their own material to perform alongside folk, bluegrass & country standards with the odd cover of a more contemporary hit thrown in for good measure. Lands End was just the beginning of the journey for Flats and Sharps and three years on they haven't stopped writing and performing. Their incredible skill on their instruments -- guitar, mandolin, banjo and double bass -- their luscious harmonies when grouped around a single microphone and their sheer joy at performing such infectious music has won over their audiences, building a reputation for themselves as the hottest band of their style in the UK with nearly 3,000 followers on Facebook. Highlights include: -281 gigs including 66 festival performances in the UK, France and Sweden; - Performances at the Royal Albert Hall and at three Ralph Lauren events; - Two CDs released (one live, one studio) and 2,000 copies sold; - Touring with Gold album artists The Fisherman's Friends (Universal Island). Not content with these achievements Flats and Sharps are pushing the boundaries of the genre and simply writing great songs with universal appeal. With some new recordings being planned and a new management team in place 2014 beckons as a breakthrough year for these four talented young men who have their sights set high. What a fab session for us in Port Isaac boys! You were bloody brilliant and had the crowd jumping. Put us old gits to shame John Lethbridge - Fisherman's Friends

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Swamp Delta

on Sat, 6 Dec 2014 at Leicester The Donkey 8.30pm

After a rollocking debut set at the Donkey one Saturday afternoon in August, Swamp Delta plan to return for a more darker and sweatier gig tonight! Featuring ex members of Crazyhead - Ian anderson, Pork Beast and Vom - plus Robber Byker from Gaye Bykers On Acid, this promises to be a memorable night of Grebo Rock! Don't miss this one. https://www.facebook.com/SWAMPDELTA?ref=hl

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"songs From The Distaff Side" Album Launch

on Sat, 6 Dec 2014 at Manchester St Paul's Church 7:30 pm

Afternoon singaround 2-4 pm (TBC) Dinner at the Red Lion. Carvery available for £4.50. Advanced booking and payment essential. (via paypal) Main concert 7:30 pm

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The Amazing Paprika!

on Sun, 7 Dec 2014 at London Le Quecum Bar & Brasserie 6pm

"Paprika hot and fiery lived up to their name, giving us a whirlwind tour of the Balkan countries, each piece becoming a firm favourite before being superseded by the next. Toe-tappingly good, with the audience whooping and cheering from the first note." Cheltenham Festival Bogdan Vacarescu violin, Milos Milivojevic - accordion Zivorad Nikolic accordion, Vladimir Strkalj - guitar James Opstad bass and Simon Roth percussion SUNDAY 7 DEC £12 "This electrifying sextethailing from Romania, Serbia and the UKfuse together Eastern European, Balkan, Gypsy and Classical music in a whirlwind performance of frenzied virtuosity. PAPRIKA have toured extensively throughout Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan and have appeared at the Purcell Room, Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House, Glastonbury Festival and Edinburgh Fringe Festival, as well as WOMAD festivals in the UK, Spain and Abu Dhabi. They have performed on World on 3 for BBC Radio 3 and Radio Five Live. www.paprikamusic.com Open at 6 when food will be available until 10 all tables allocated on arrival, diners get preferential seating. Tickets from www.quecumbar.co.uk www.wegottickets.com £15 on the door

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Kim Richey And Gareth Dunlop

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

Two-time Grammy-nominated KIM RICHEY is a storyteller; a weaver of emotions and a tugger of heartstrings. Tender, poetic and aching with life's truths, Kim's songs transport you to her world, where words paint pictures and melodies touch the soul. And then there's her voice. Pure, arresting and honest, it makes you take notice; Kim has the kind of voice where if emotions were ribbons, they'd be streaming in rainbow colours from your iPod. Early on, the Zanesville, Ohio native thrived on the progressive side of mainstream country, her albums (1995's Kim Richey, 1997's Bittersweet and 1999's Glimmer, all on Mercury) showcasing twang-pop sensibilities, a rich, rounded vocal tone and effortlessly sophisticated songwriting that other discerning performers - Radney Foster, Trisha Yearwood and Pam Tillis to name a few - coveted for their own recordings. In the years since, Kim has made her subtly psychedelic album Rise (Lost Highway) in Los Angeles with producer Bill Bottrell, flown to London to enlist the help of Giles Martin and emerging with the crisply orchestrated "Chinese Boxes" (Vanguard) and turned to her East Nashville-based bandleader and frequent co-writer Neilson Hubbard to conjure the earthy indie-pop feel of "Wreck Your Wheels" (Lojinx/Thirty Tigers) and to complete her latest masterpiece of smart, sensual understatement "Thorn In My Heart" (Lojinx/Yep Roc). The array of top-tier guests on the album include Jason Isbell, Wilco's Pat Sansone, My Morning Jacket's Carl Broemel, Will Kimbrough and Yearwood, who was, for the first time, returning the harmony-singing favor. And the dozen songs themselves show that Richey's still dreaming up fetching melodies that arc and bend in unexpected ways, and still discovering fresh angles from which to articulate matters of the heart. For this concert, Kim will be showcasing not only her fantastic record 'Thorn In My Heart' but also the sublime 'Nashville Session' EP that she recorded with Gareth Dunlop this year. Born and raised in Belfast, Northern Ireland, 25-year old GARETH DUNLOP was invited to participate in a songwriting exchange between the sister cities of Belfast and Nashville, which put him on stage in at the famous Bluebird Café in Nashville. His talents as both a singer and uniquely gifted songwriter caught the attention of the Nashville music community and he was offered a publishing deal soon after. The immediate buzz in the U.S surrounding Gareth's music lead to several songs from being placed on such hit television series as House, Cougar Town, One Tree Hill, Do No Harm, Army Wives and more. His songs have also been featured in TV commercials for Subaru, Discover Ireland Tourism and Disney

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Kim Richey And Gareth Dunlop

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

Two-time Grammy-nominated KIM RICHEY is a storyteller; a weaver of emotions and a tugger of heartstrings. Tender, poetic and aching with life's truths, Kim's songs transport you to her world, where words paint pictures and melodies touch the soul. And then there's her voice. Pure, arresting and honest, it makes you take notice; Kim has the kind of voice where if emotions were ribbons, they'd be streaming in rainbow colours from your iPod. Early on, the Zanesville, Ohio native thrived on the progressive side of mainstream country, her albums (1995's Kim Richey, 1997's Bittersweet and 1999's Glimmer, all on Mercury) showcasing twang-pop sensibilities, a rich, rounded vocal tone and effortlessly sophisticated songwriting that other discerning performers - Radney Foster, Trisha Yearwood and Pam Tillis to name a few - coveted for their own recordings. In the years since, Kim has made her subtly psychedelic album Rise (Lost Highway) in Los Angeles with producer Bill Bottrell, flown to London to enlist the help of Giles Martin and emerging with the crisply orchestrated "Chinese Boxes" (Vanguard) and turned to her East Nashville-based bandleader and frequent co-writer Neilson Hubbard to conjure the earthy indie-pop feel of "Wreck Your Wheels" (Lojinx/Thirty Tigers) and to complete her latest masterpiece of smart, sensual understatement "Thorn In My Heart" (Lojinx/Yep Roc). The array of top-tier guests on the album include Jason Isbell, Wilco's Pat Sansone, My Morning Jacket's Carl Broemel, Will Kimbrough and Yearwood, who was, for the first time, returning the harmony-singing favor. And the dozen songs themselves show that Richey's still dreaming up fetching melodies that arc and bend in unexpected ways, and still discovering fresh angles from which to articulate matters of the heart. For this concert, Kim will be showcasing not only her fantastic record 'Thorn In My Heart' but also the sublime 'Nashville Session' EP that she recorded with Gareth Dunlop this year. Born and raised in Belfast, Northern Ireland, 25-year old GARETH DUNLOP was invited to participate in a songwriting exchange between the sister cities of Belfast and Nashville, which put him on stage in at the famous Bluebird Café in Nashville. His talents as both a singer and uniquely gifted songwriter caught the attention of the Nashville music community and he was offered a publishing deal soon after. The immediate buzz in the U.S surrounding Gareth's music lead to several songs from being placed on such hit television series as House, Cougar Town, One Tree Hill, Do No Harm, Army Wives and more. His songs have also been featured in TV commercials for Subaru, Discover Ireland Tourism and Disney

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Churchfitters

on Sun, 7 Dec 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 7pm

Doors open 7pm, 7.30pm show Seated show 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'. CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Churchfitters

on Sun, 7 Dec 2014 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 7pm

Doors open 7pm, 7.30pm show Seated show 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'. CONCESSIONS APPLY TO TRADES CLUB MEMBERS ONLY

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Belshazzar's Feast

on Sun, 7 Dec 2014 at Croydon The Oval Tavern Arrive by 8:00pm for 8:30pm start

Seating is limited in this intimate venue so please arrive by 8pm if you want a seat. "They can do things with a squeeze-box and an oboe that can break your heart." Independent on Sunday, April 2014 "Amidst the jesting and hilarity, they sit as fine an example of traditional English folk music as you're likely to hear." Bright Young Folk, April 2014 "[Their latest] album showcases their blend of serious musicianship and dedicated subversion. Their intricately arranged instrumentals are a roomful of strangers introducing themselves at a party and getting along fine. You don't know what's coming up next and you enjoy the danger lords of misrule." Living Tradition, March 2014

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Dorset Youth Ceilidh Band

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

Titch Roberts brings his troupe of teenage musicians to Ocean View

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Dorset Youth Ceilidh Band

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

Titch Roberts brings his troupe of teenage musicians to Ocean View

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Les Barker

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

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Les Barker

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

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Leveret At The Church Of The Holy Sepulchre, Northampton

on Mon, 8 Dec 2014 at Northampton Church of the Holy Sepulchre Doors 7:30pm

New English instrumental trio, Leveret, are playing in The Holy Sepulchre, a Norman round church, in Northampton on December 8th. It will be a rare opportunity to see the band totally acoustically in a magical intimate setting! www.leveretband.com

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The Devine Family

on Mon, 8 Dec 2014 at Chesham Folk Club 8:30pm - 11:00pm. Door open 8:15

Who better to invite round just before Christmas than your favorite musical family. John, Caz and Joe always give their all and guarantee a strong collection of tunes, songs and stories with a strong Irish theme founded on truly fantastic musicianship. They also have a new album 'An Lon Dubh'.

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Luke Daniels Concert At Halsway Manor

on Mon, 8 Dec 2014 at Taunton Halsway Manor 8pm - 11pm

Currently performing as part of Cara Dillon's touring band, Glasgow based Luke brings his solo show to Halsway Manor, with original music and songs drawing on influences as diverse as the 18th century Scottish Enlightenment to the modern day political theorist Roberto Unger. Widely known as a folk musician and melodeon player, he released a string of critically acclaimed albums from his debut 'Tarantella' in 1994 to 'The Mighty Box' - a double CD which led fRoots magazine to proclaim he had gained his place amongst the pantheon of great Celtic accordion players. More recently though, he's been gaining recognition as a singer-songwriter playing guitar and piano with his debut songs album 'What's Here What's Gone' due to be released this year.

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Luke Daniels Concert At Halsway Manor

on Mon, 8 Dec 2014 at Taunton Halsway Manor 8pm - 11pm

Currently performing as part of Cara Dillon's touring band, Glasgow based Luke brings his solo show to Halsway Manor, with original music and songs drawing on influences as diverse as the 18th century Scottish Enlightenment to the modern day political theorist Roberto Unger. Widely known as a folk musician and melodeon player, he released a string of critically acclaimed albums from his debut 'Tarantella' in 1994 to 'The Mighty Box' - a double CD which led fRoots magazine to proclaim he had gained his place amongst the pantheon of great Celtic accordion players. More recently though, he's been gaining recognition as a singer-songwriter playing guitar and piano with his debut songs album 'What's Here What's Gone' due to be released this year.

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Raveneye Featuring Oli Brown

on Mon, 8 Dec 2014 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors at 8pm. Music starts at 8.30 ends at 11pm

Power-rock trio RavenEye was formed by multi-award winning guitarist/singer Oli Brown along with drummer Kev Hickman and bassist Aaron Spiers. Having already toured Spain, France and Italy supporting guitar legend Joe Satriani in 2014, RavenEye has been slamming audiences with their signature heavy riffs and incendiary live show. Whether it be straddling a bass drum high into the night or jumping into a raucous crowd, RavenEye is a high-energy rock act not to be missed. 

 Like the beginning of a good joke, the two Englishmen and an Australian have all travelled different paths up until the bands formation this year. Oli Brown has spent 10 years touring the world under his own name and in that time released 4 albums and has established himself as one of the most formidable guitarists/front men in the UK scene. Kev Hickman has also seen his fair share of international touring, and with an unforgettable stage presence he has developed an intense, hi-octane performance. Aaron Spiers tore into the UK in 2012 and since then has established himself as a force to be reckoned with on stage, he's also released several solo albums and written scores for orchestras in Australia. After meeting and creating music together, they all knew that this would be their musical future, here begins RavenEye.

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Raveneye Featuring Oli Brown

on Mon, 8 Dec 2014 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors at 8pm. Music starts at 8.30 ends at 11pm

Power-rock trio RavenEye was formed by multi-award winning guitarist/singer Oli Brown along with drummer Kev Hickman and bassist Aaron Spiers. Having already toured Spain, France and Italy supporting guitar legend Joe Satriani in 2014, RavenEye has been slamming audiences with their signature heavy riffs and incendiary live show. Whether it be straddling a bass drum high into the night or jumping into a raucous crowd, RavenEye is a high-energy rock act not to be missed. 

 Like the beginning of a good joke, the two Englishmen and an Australian have all travelled different paths up until the bands formation this year. Oli Brown has spent 10 years touring the world under his own name and in that time released 4 albums and has established himself as one of the most formidable guitarists/front men in the UK scene. Kev Hickman has also seen his fair share of international touring, and with an unforgettable stage presence he has developed an intense, hi-octane performance. Aaron Spiers tore into the UK in 2012 and since then has established himself as a force to be reckoned with on stage, he's also released several solo albums and written scores for orchestras in Australia. After meeting and creating music together, they all knew that this would be their musical future, here begins RavenEye.

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Michael Chapman

on Mon, 8 Dec 2014 at Liverpool Leaf Doors 8pm

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Bright Phoebus Seasonal Special! Mark Radcliffe & Foes

on Tue, 9 Dec 2014 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm Doors, 8pm Concert Start

The only thing that can make it acceptable to even think about December when I'm posting this in May, is the fact that our seasonal special at that time of year will be with Mark & Foes! This will be Mark's third appearance for us at The Greystones and the previous two have been very special and frankly, hilarious, so get your tickets soon for this and join in our pre-Solstice merry-making! BBC Radio 2, 6 Music and Glastonbury presenter, Mark Radcliffe brings his band, Foes, to the Greystones for an evening of songs and stories. The first half will feature original songs of loves lost, hangovers, regret and the odd dead dog. But fear not, after the interval a set of rousing drinking tunes will attempt to lift the gloom. Featuring mandolin, accordion and bodhran, Foes create a risk, folky stew in which the observations of one of radio's most approachable misanthropes can gently simmer. With a broadcasting career stretching back to the late seventies he has been on air for the whole of your adult life, so why not come along and share an evening in person with Mark Radcliffe & Foes (As opposed to Friends!)?

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Bright Phoebus Seasonal Special! Mark Radcliffe & Foes

on Tue, 9 Dec 2014 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm Doors, 8pm Concert Start

The only thing that can make it acceptable to even think about December when I'm posting this in May, is the fact that our seasonal special at that time of year will be with Mark & Foes! This will be Mark's third appearance for us at The Greystones and the previous two have been very special and frankly, hilarious, so get your tickets soon for this and join in our pre-Solstice merry-making! BBC Radio 2, 6 Music and Glastonbury presenter, Mark Radcliffe brings his band, Foes, to the Greystones for an evening of songs and stories. The first half will feature original songs of loves lost, hangovers, regret and the odd dead dog. But fear not, after the interval a set of rousing drinking tunes will attempt to lift the gloom. Featuring mandolin, accordion and bodhran, Foes create a risk, folky stew in which the observations of one of radio's most approachable misanthropes can gently simmer. With a broadcasting career stretching back to the late seventies he has been on air for the whole of your adult life, so why not come along and share an evening in person with Mark Radcliffe & Foes (As opposed to Friends!)?

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Leveret - Up Close And Acoustic

on Tue, 9 Dec 2014 at London Cecil Sharp House Doors at 7pm, start time 7.30pm

An exciting new collaboration, Leveret features three of England's finest musicians Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron. The music is firmly rooted in the English tradition whilst retaining a fresh and contemporary air. Combining extraordinary musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity, this will be an entirely acoustic gig performed in the round.

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St Agnes Fountain

on Tue, 9 Dec 2014 at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge Doors 7pm for 8pm start

St Agnes Fountain will be embarking on their 14th consecutive sell-out Christmas tour. Since their first get together, to record the eponymous St Agnes Fountain album in 2001, the quartet of founder, David Hughes; Fairport Convention's Chris Leslie and 2009's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Best Duo, Chris While and Julie Matthews, have brought musical invention and laughter to the star-dust atmosphere of the season. Although their albums accompany the putting up of a thousand Christmas trees throughout Britain, it is, without question, their magical live performances that have endeared them to an ever-growing audience. They hope to bring you, this December in their fourteenth year, more of their sparkling musicianship, humour and heartful renditions of your favourite Christmas tunes both original and those you know so well (or thought you did). Christmas, as they say, starts with St Agnes Fountain. What a fantastic night. St Agnes Fountain really got the Christmas festivities underway. As we left the concert the Cathedral lights were on and there was a frost in the air. Just perfect" This will be their seventh consecutive visit to Folk in the Barn, Canterbury now a firm fixture in our calendar and part of our Christmas tradition. From YouTube Gorgeous as ever. This is absolutely wonderful Christmas music. If they're in your area this December go and see them. It's a treat Tickets £16 online, £18 cash or cheque in advance, £19.50 on the door Doors 7pm for 8pm start 01227 831493

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Martin Simpson

on Wed, 10 Dec 2014 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath Doors 7.15pm, start 7.45pm

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Mike Heron & Trembling Bells

on Wed, 10 Dec 2014 at Leeds Brudenell Social Club 7.30pm - late

Mike Heron & Trembling Bells: The Circle is Unbroken To coincide with Hux Records' release of Incredible String Band 'Live at Fillmore East, 1968′ album, original ISB band member, Mike Heron is teaming up with Trembling Bells (Honest Jon's) to perform classic String Band material from their hugely influential first four albums. Few bands could be said to embody the spirit of the 1960s more comprehensively than the Incredible String Band. On albums such as 'The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter' or 'Wee Tam and the Big Huge'- with their epic perspectives, pantheistic lyrics and visionary synthesis of musical forms- ISB gave the hippy generation some of their most emblematic anthems. The breadth of their appeal is beguiling, with admirers as diverse as Robert Plant (Led Zepplin) and Rowan Williams (Archbishop of Canterbury) professing a long term love affair with the band. In 2010 Fledg'ling reissued their first 4 albums to unanimous critical acclaim, ensuring their appeal to successive generations of fans. One of the new generations of bands indelibly influenced by ISB is the Glasgow based 4 piece Trembling Bells. The Bells first joined forces with founder member, Mike Heron, in 2010 at A Very Cellular Song- the Joe Boyd curated celebration of ISB material at The Barbican, London. Since then they have played at Stewart Lee's Austerity Binge, Cecil Sharp House and recorded a 7″ single of Heron's 'Feast of Stephen', cementing their kinship. Mike Heron & Trembling Bells: The Circle is Unborken promises to cover rare and popular material from the ISB song book and much more besides. This promises to be a spectacular evocation of the times in Heron's 70th birthday year. @alex_neilson www.tremblingbells.com

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The Churchfitters

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

Now in slimmed down trio format of siblings Rosie and Chris Short and Brittany's Boris Lebret, the Churchfitters are a madcap multi-instrumental folk band like no other, quite simply one of the most exuberant, energetic and entertaining acts we have ever hosted. We aim to have something extra special for you on our final guest night of each year - and this one certainly fits that bill!

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The Churchfitters

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

Now in slimmed down trio format of siblings Rosie and Chris Short and Brittany's Boris Lebret, the Churchfitters are a madcap multi-instrumental folk band like no other, quite simply one of the most exuberant, energetic and entertaining acts we have ever hosted. We aim to have something extra special for you on our final guest night of each year - and this one certainly fits that bill!

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Paul Higham. + Rosie Arnfield.

on Thu, 11 Dec 2014 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8pm

the globe glossop.

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Lisa Mills

on Thu, 11 Dec 2014 at Worthing Pier Doors open 7pm Show starts 8pm

It's a long way from south Mississippi, where she was born, to Glastonbury, in southwestern England. But Lisa Mills has played Glastonbury and many more European festivals enough to feel comfortable on both sides of the Atlantic. In fact, the artistic connections she formed as she gained international fans are counted as her musical next-of-kin; they just happen to be in the UK, while she now makes her home on Mobile Bay in Alabama. Recording her latest album, Tempered in Fire, at Rimshot Studios in Kent, UK, was a celebration of creative connections reaching near and afar. She chose songs by writers from her native South as well as Britain to complement her own songs and teamed with old and new musician friends from England and the U.S. Joining her in the vintage analog studio'and laying down several of the songs as a live band'were her long-time performing partner, Ian Jennings, as co-producer and double bassist; Andy Fairweather Low on guitar, and Eric Heigle of New Orleans on drums. She and Jennings (Big Town Playboys, Jeff Beck, Van Morrison) have toured the UK for almost a decade, and she sings on three tracks of his current studio album, Roll the Dice. It was through Jennings that she met Low (Amen Corner, Eric Clapton, George Harrison) and many others with whom she's shared the stage or studio, including Robert Plant (who said of Lisa: 'You should check her out; she has a wonderful voice.'), Jools Holland, and Jeff Beck, who also are guests on Jennings' album. Lisa grew up on gospel and soul and began composing songs before she was old enough to start school. Her daddy was dialed in to Hank Williams and her mother loved Elvis (and still does: she keeps The King's CDs along with her daughter's on her car's sun visor). Destined to perform, Lisa poured her heart into writing, singing and playing guitar, gathering strength like the hurricanes that brew in the Gulf of Mexico. Her vocal influences ranged from Etta James to Brenda Lee. A friend who recognized Lisa's potential sent Sam Andrew of Big Brother and the Holding Company a copy of Blues and Ballads, her first CD, recorded live in Pascagoula, Mississippi. It was the connection that landed Lisa her first international gig, in Germany, and a three-year tour as BBHC's lead singer. It was the European connection that led her to meet Jennings and then Robert Plant's sound engineer Roy Williams, who encouraged her to take her rightful place as a solo artist. Along the way she has played with Delbert McClinton, Dr. John, Junior Wells and appears on a compilation CD, Live at the Talbot, with Albert Lee. Touring the UK in 2010 after the release of Tempered in Fire in Europe, Lisa was featured on the cover of Blues Matters magazine (along with none other than Plant and the Rolling Stones). Grahame Rhodes, writing for Blues in Northwest, described her as having 'a stunning voice that comes over like a full-throated Otis Redding with some Muscle Shoals soul and Nashville country touches for good measure.' Reviewing her Edinburgh performance, Rhythm and Blues noted her 'strong soulful voice,' adding, 'Lisa Mills is an artist to watch out for.' Tempered in Fire is her second album collaboration with Jennings, who co-produced her 2005 CD, I'm Changing. Her solo pre-production CD, By Invitation Only (also recorded live), drew high praise from Wade Wellborn of Currents Magazine: 'These dynamic and inspiring performances help prove that Lisa Mills is the real deal; no studio tricks needed, no airbrushing required. By Invitation Only is a wonderful listen'soothing, bluesy, rocking, and sexy.' Add 'songwriter' to Wellborn's descriptions of Lisa Mills (she wrote all 13 songs on By Invitation Only), and you've got Lisa. Tickets, if available, will be £18 on the door.

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Raveneye (featuring Oli Brown)

on Thu, 11 Dec 2014 at Southampton The Talking Heads Doors at 7.30pm

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Reg Meuross

on Fri, 12 Dec 2014 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7.30 for 8pm

www.regmeuross.com Fatea Award Male vocalist of the year winner. One of of the UK's most gentle yet powerful songwriters with a great voice. Reg Meuross' back catalogue of songs will stand up against any. As usual a night not to miss.

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Reg Meuross

on Fri, 12 Dec 2014 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7.30 for 8pm

www.regmeuross.com Fatea Award Male vocalist of the year winner. One of of the UK's most gentle yet powerful songwriters with a great voice. Reg Meuross' back catalogue of songs will stand up against any. As usual a night not to miss.

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The Jigantics Christmas Special

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

Morphing out of ColvinQuarmby and The Sons of the Delta, The Jigantics bring a delightful mix of happy foot-tapping dance music with a country/cajun feel, plus a touch of blues, with a smattering of folk and ballads to die for, all lashed together with humour and fun. There is no opening support act, but it is hoped the Stourvale Mummers will be paying a visit during the interval to entertain and amuse in a traditional way with their seasonal Mummer's Play

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The Jigantics Christmas Special

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

Morphing out of ColvinQuarmby and The Sons of the Delta, The Jigantics bring a delightful mix of happy foot-tapping dance music with a country/cajun feel, plus a touch of blues, with a smattering of folk and ballads to die for, all lashed together with humour and fun. There is no opening support act, but it is hoped the Stourvale Mummers will be paying a visit during the interval to entertain and amuse in a traditional way with their seasonal Mummer's Play

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Michael Chapman + James Blackshaw

on Fri, 12 Dec 2014 at London Bishopsgate Institute 7.30pm

The Vortex City Sessions at Bishopsgate Institute: Michael Chapman + James Blackshaw The Vortex returns to the Beautiful Bishopsgate Great Hall for an evening with two of the most interesting guitarists, spanning two generations. MICHAEL CHAPMAN Championed by John Peel in the 1970s, Yorkshire-born Michael Chapman has already been rediscovered in the US courtesy of his connections with No Neck Blues Band and the late Jack Rose. An extensive interview by fan Thurston Moore in Fretboard Journal in 2009, where Moore compared Chapman's style and influence with that of John Renbourn and Bert Jansch (both of whom Chapman knew from his early days), has opened Chapman up to a whole new audience and generation. Following a UK tour last year with Thurston Moore, audiences here are now quite rightly giving Chapman the wider recognition he deserves for his uniquely English melancholic perspective and emotive guitar style. "Just as John Fahey and Robbie Basho were belatedly sainted by a slew of avant-garde musicians eager to enrich their experimental fields with old primitive tradition, so the same enclave have reached out to embrace Yorkshire-born minstrel Michael Chapman." Spencer Grady BBC Music website JAMES BLACKSHAW James Blackshaw performs celestial and spirit-lifting guitar-led compositions. Meditative in quality, cinematic in scope, his music spirals gracefully across complex patterns, motifs and harmonics. He made his name as a 12-string acoustic guitarist, and his relationship with the instrument is near perfect. With an extensive back catalogue to his name on labels like Young God, Tompkins Square and Important Records, he has developed a unique playing style that takes Takoma school finger-picking into an entirely new place. Swirling overtones, cascading notes and a thousand points of light cascade from his guitar and create ever-shifting textures that bear the influence of contemporary classical composition, post-rock dynamics and invisible soundtracks as much as the American folk guitar tradition. one of the best and most original instrumentalists in the new, acoustic renaissance. Rolling Stone There's an indecent ease to James Blackshaw's guitar playing. His fingerpicking mantras are as melodic as a music box, gliding through dizzying tempos like clockwork Such is the silky control he exerts over his instrument, Blackshaw often sounds more like a court harpist than a backwoods strummer. The Wire

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Belshazzar's Feast

on Fri, 12 Dec 2014 at Otley Courthouse 8pm

BELSHAZZAR'S FEAST CHRISTMAS SHOW On tour with a Christmas-themed show that mixes traditional folk music, seasonal material, added to their usual touch of classical and jazz, with a bit of pop and music hall, all topped off with lashings of wry humour. Paul Sartin (of Bellowhead and Faustus) and Paul Hutchinson (of Hoover The Dog) together wow audiences across the UK with their eclectic and eccentric mix of tunes and between songs chat that always sends audiences home with smiles on their faces. 'Their music is breathtaking and wickedly inventive and the between- tunes interchange as intelligent and hilarious as the music.' Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2 Tickets: £12/£10 in advance, £13/£11 on the door. belshazzarsfeast.com

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Belshazzar's Feast

on Fri, 12 Dec 2014 at Otley Courthouse 8pm

BELSHAZZAR'S FEAST CHRISTMAS SHOW On tour with a Christmas-themed show that mixes traditional folk music, seasonal material, added to their usual touch of classical and jazz, with a bit of pop and music hall, all topped off with lashings of wry humour. Paul Sartin (of Bellowhead and Faustus) and Paul Hutchinson (of Hoover The Dog) together wow audiences across the UK with their eclectic and eccentric mix of tunes and between songs chat that always sends audiences home with smiles on their faces. 'Their music is breathtaking and wickedly inventive and the between- tunes interchange as intelligent and hilarious as the music.' Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2 Tickets: £12/£10 in advance, £13/£11 on the door. belshazzarsfeast.com

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Leveret - Sam Sweeney, Rob Harbron And Andy Cutting

on Fri, 12 Dec 2014 at New Mills Spring Bank Arts Centre Doors and bar open 7.30pm, Show starts 8pm

Jackdaw Stone presents three of the finest instrumentalists and composers in British folk music, who have now formed a new 'supertrio': Leveret. Each is arguably Britain's best on their respective instruments - Andy Cutting on melodeon, Sam Sweeney on violin, and Rob Harbron on concertina. They play a fascinating mix of traditional tunes and new compositions, with virtuosity and vitality to savour. Leveret play music of real beauty, which will only be enhanced by this beautiful venue.

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Petunia With Nathan Godfrey

on Fri, 12 Dec 2014 at Northampton The Looking Glass Theatre 8:00pm

If ever there was a dream meant-to-be pairing it was when colourful Vipers frontman Petunia hooked up with renowned American old-time picker Nathan Godfrey. Described by reviewers as the real deal, the pair mine for nuggets from the US roots music back catalogue and present them as well-burnished golden treasures. Expect to hear echoes of Hank Williams, Lefty Frizell, Jimmie Rodgers and Riley Puckett as well as originals which will be familiar to fans of The Vipers' shows. Whenever Petunia takes the stage for a solo spotlight, it is powerfully impressive. His multi-talented side-kick, who joins him on vocals and resonator guitar, mandolin or banjo, is recognised as one of Canada's leading old-time performers and also hosts his own radio show. They have toured extensively on the Canadian circuit in this superb duo format to become recognised as one of the truly great 'live' experiences. A pure Canadian treasure Key to The West music journal

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Albion Christmas Band In Concert

on Fri, 12 Dec 2014 at Wigan Parish Church Doors 7.00p.m Concert 7.30pm

The current lineup of the band celebrate their 16th year. We are very pleased that Simon Care , Ashley Hutchings , Simon Nicol, and Kellie While are rejoining us for their 4th visit . As usual the evening will be a mixture of spoken word , song , and dance . Their refence points for the concert are impossible to guess as they explore myriad views of Christmas and also celebrate the winter season . By turns entertaining , moving , very funny , and a fine entree for the festive season. One of our most popular concerts ( Well it's selling already)

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Helter Skelter Presents Buffos Wake

on Fri, 12 Dec 2014 at London Jamboree 8pm to Midnight

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An Evening With Elliot Morris,support From Ben Williams,paddy Downes

on Fri, 12 Dec 2014 at Manchester The Art of Tea Doors at 7.00pm

Papillon Promotions presents An Evening with Lincolnshire based singer/songwriter/guitarist Elliott Morris. Support will be provided by local musicians 'Ben Williams', and 'Paddy Downes'.

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Acoustic Dustbowl & Liverpool Acoustic Christmas Party

on Fri, 12 Dec 2014 at Liverpool The View Two Gallery Doors 7.30pm, music 8.00pm

Once again Liverpool Acoustic are gatecrashing Acoustic Dustbowl's Christmas Party to bring you a joint night of music and fun. Music will be provided by The Southbound Attic Band and The Mudcat Brothers, with more acts to be confirmed closer to the time. All money raised from ticket sales and door entry will be donated to charity.

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Gypsyfingers @ St Pancras Old Church, London

on Fri, 12 Dec 2014 at London St Pancras Old Church Doors at 7:00pm

It has been a busy year for GypsyFingers! They released their debut album "Circus Life" in the summer and played a handful of packed out UK shows culminating in a support slot for James Blunt in Warsaw in front of 4000 people on 3rd October. Exciting things are to come in 2015 from GypsyFingers including a UK & Europe tour. Catch them with their band in London at the beautiful and intimate St Pancras Old Church before the year is out. Nearest tubes: Kings Cross / Mornington Crescent. Single yellow parking outside the venue. Drinks available at the bar. http://www.gypsyfingers.com/

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Corn Potato String Band

on Fri, 12 Dec 2014 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette doors 7pm

CORN POTATO STRING BAND Video Links - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkDqUd4cZ9w&list=PLHNRyddU-ceq9YRDfmJPGZFLPwQiPxpKt Web - http://cornpotato.com/ LAUNDERETTE SESSIONS INFO IS HERE ON VARIOUS PLATFORMS....... Facebook - Launderette Sessions Twitter - @LaunderetteSess Instagram - Launderette_Sessions Trip Advisor Events at Old Cinema Launderette (Durham) Tickets £14 in advance or £16 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. About Corn Potato String Band The Corn Potato String Band play authentic American Appalachian folk music. The members of this band have delighted audiences with their driving fiddle tunes and harmonious singing across the U.S., Canada, Europe and India. They are all multi-instrumentalists who are dedicated to continuing the traditional fiddle and banjo music and dance of the Central Southern US. In addition to being champion fiddlers, they play banjo, guitar, bass and mandolin and cover many different antiquated styles including ballads, ho-downs, country rags and southern gospel, specializing in twin fiddling and double banjo tunes. Aaron Jonah Lewis Aaron Jonah Lewis is a multi-instrumentalist, performer and educator. He has won awards at the Clifftop Appalachian String Band Festival, including First Place Neotraditional Band in 2008, and at the Galax Old Fiddlers Convention, including First Place Bluegrass Fiddle in 2007, and he has performed at major festivals from the US to the UK and from Italy to Finland. Lewis has appeared on dozens of recordings from bluegrass and old time to swing jazz, modern experimental and Turkish classical music projects. He has taught workshops at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow and at the English Folk Dance and Song Society in London. He also plays and teaches banjo, mandolin, guitar, and bass and is currently based in Nashville, Tennessee. Lindsay McCaw Lindsay McCaw has been playing American old time music for over 15 years. She performs music and calls dances around the country. McCaw plays fiddle, banjo, guitar, accordion and piano. She is also part of several theater and puppet companies, including her own, called The Dolly Wagglers. She has won several musical distinctions such as two-time winner of the Minneapolis Jug Band Contest and four-time first-place winner of the Sheffield Field Days Fiddle contest. Ben Belcher Ben Belcher is an accomplished banjo player and a talented artist. He has distinguished himself with such awards as the Independent Music World Series, which he won with The Hot Seats in Nashville, TN, in 2006, First Place Neotraditional Band at the Appalachian String Band Festival in 2008 and a Herald Angel award at the 2009 Edinburgh Fringe. Belcher has toured extensively in the US and in Europe and the UK since 2001. He has been a regular at the Edinburgh Fringe with The Hot Seats and recently appeared at the Shetland Folk Festival. He also plays guitar

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Racubah Presents Tantz

on Fri, 12 Dec 2014 at Bangor Hendre Hall 9.00pm - 02.00am

Racubah presents Tantz live! Helo! Hope all is well and that everyone had a great summer. We're proud to announce our annual winter warmer will be in Hendre again this year, and we are looking forward to bringing some very special guests for a live show. Tantz hail from Leeds and are building up momentum as a must see band on the European festival circuit. We saw them blow the roof off Chai Wallahs in Shambala festival this summer and just had to book them to play at Racubah.. Tantz deliver a killer blend of Eastern European folk and broken beats.. with a sprinkle of dub, swing and ska punk in the mix from some literally jaw dropping musicians. Should be enough to warm the coldest of feet! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3kdj-lD7No https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjWKTo91rP4 Dj support will be from the Racubah regulars spinning music new and old from around the globe Advance tickets are £10 (£1 booking fee) and £13 on the door (Tickets on sale soon). We will also be selling tickets locally in Bangor (details to be announced shortly) Don't sleep - our last Christmas event with Jungle Fire sold out early and limited floor space in Hendre meant a lot of disappointed people on the door.

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"a Christmas List" With Jez Lowe & Kate Bramley: Shammick Acoustic

on Sat, 13 Dec 2014 at Combe Martin The Pack o' Cards Doors 7.30 pm for 8 pm start

A bit of a change from our 4th Saturday concerts as it was a bit too close to Christmas, so on the 2nd Saturday, we have big favourite Jez Lowe, and Bad Pennies colleague Kate Bramley performing 'A Christmas List', a slanted look at the festive season. Jez not only has an enviable reputation as a songwriter and performer in the acoustic music scene throughout the world, but must make a small fortune in copyright fees from the number of his compositions performed and recorded by other top class musicians. In recent years, as well as pretty constant touring, he has been involved in the writing and recording of the new Radio Ballads, inspired by Ewan MacColl's original series of that name back in the 1950s. Kate is a fiddler and vocalist who was brought up in Cornwall and absorbed much of her 'folk' background there, before training as a theatre writer and director. After collaborating with Jez on a millennium commission, she joined Jez's band, The Bad Pennies, and has enjoyed a busy touring and recording schedule ever since. Shammick Acoustic is very lucky to have the chance of this one-off Christmas show from two highly talented artists.

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The Jigantics

on Sat, 13 Dec 2014 at Portsmouth The Square Tower Doors 7.15PM

This will be the third time that we have played host to this outstanding Americana-influenced 5 piece, and each time they get better and better and the audience gets larger and larger! So we're thrilled that this year they will be playing for us at our Square Roots Xmas Cracker show - and what's more, they will be joined by fabulous duo The Black Feathers! One of the UK Americana scenes' most arresting new bands, The Jigantics are part of a growing group of contemporary artists appealing to a wide range of music followers who are increasingly looking beyond conventional musical stereotypes, and just enjoying a fusion of great songs, stunning harmonies and fine musicianship. In this case its a genre defying mix of Roots, Cajun, Blues, Trad, Country and then some! Featuring the myriad musical talents of Martin Fitzgibbon (Drums, Percussion, Vocals) and Marion Fleetwood (Mandolin, Fiddle, Cello, Vocals) of ColvinQuarmby, and Mark Cole (Squeezboxes, Harmonica, Mandolin, Vocals), Rick Edwards (House Full Of Guitars, Vocals) and Lyndon Webb (Bass, Vocals) of Sons Of The Delta. One of The Jigantics great strengths is their ability to harness the power and energy of a five piece band and ally that to the subtlety and artistic feel that is required on some of their more emotive material.  Its a pretty neat trick, and in live performance they carry the audience with them on a journey of foot stomping joy tempered with only the occasional heartbreak. Seeing them live it's clear that this band believe having a good time is an essential ingredient to any gig, ensuring that the road travelled overwhelmingly ends in a smile - no surprise then that their debut album Daisy Roots is receiving critical acclaim from all quarters! What The Papers Say About The Jigantics. Cajun-kissed americana of the highest quality (Maverick Magazine) "Fantastic music...highlight act" (The Daily Telegraph) "A fabulous fusion of cajun, rock, folk and Americana that blew the socks off our audience. Absolute class. (Steve Sheldon, FolkIcons.co.uk) Completing what is frankly an awesome double bill,The Black Feathers have already been busy touring the country, enticing and captivating audiences as they go. Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler sound like they draw their influences from a number of high quality wells - Americana and folk influences rub shoulders and edgy rock sensibilities peek through the tight-as-blood harmonies. Their ridiculously good debut 5 track EP Strangers When We Meet (released in February of this year) bursts with promise and has seen them waltz their way with ease onto many stages including the prestigious Cambridge Folk Festival and the hyper-cool Maverick Festival. They have also embarked on a well received 8-date tour in and around Nashville, Tennessee, earning themselves a growing fan base in the US as well as the UK. What The Papers Say About The Black Feathers. Deep, dark, moody sonnets (Youth, producer of Dido and The Orb) This duo just stopped everyone in their tracks (Songs From The Shed)

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Martin Carthy

on Sat, 13 Dec 2014 at Sheffield The Heeley Institute Doors 7.30, show time 8pm

A hugely influential figure in the field of acoustic music for half a century, Martin Carthy is still a gripping performer of the traditional songs he adores and has shared with countless audiences and performers. Always an enthusiast, charming and engaging, their could be no better artist with whom to round off our programme for 2014.

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Martin Carthy

on Sat, 13 Dec 2014 at Sheffield The Heeley Institute Doors 7.30, show time 8pm

A hugely influential figure in the field of acoustic music for half a century, Martin Carthy is still a gripping performer of the traditional songs he adores and has shared with countless audiences and performers. Always an enthusiast, charming and engaging, their could be no better artist with whom to round off our programme for 2014.

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The Levels Collective: Bill Caddick

on Sat, 13 Dec 2014 at Bridgwater Arts Centre 7.45pm

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Belshazzar's Feast

on Sat, 13 Dec 2014 at Barton The Ropewalk Doors 7pm, starts 8pm

In 1995 Paul Hutchinson (accordion) and Paul Sartin (oboe, violin and vocals) shared a musical passion borne out of the desire to earn sufficient money to support their extravagant lifestyles. Their amazing musicianship coupled with wry humour stunned audiences around Europe and the States.

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Mad Dog Mcrea, Christmas Gig, Tiverton, 13th Dec 2014

on Sat, 13 Dec 2014 at Tiverton The New Hall Doors open 7.30pm

The New Hall Barrington Street Tiverton EX16 6QP A raucous party night, guaranteed! Tickets, if any left will be £15 on the door. There will be a speedy, competitive bar, and a few other surprises! Proceeds to the Multiple Sclerosis Society. There is no parking at the venue, but plenty of car parks nearby, The New hall is wheelchair friendly.

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The Curst Sons

on Sat, 13 Dec 2014 at London Green Note Doors@ 7pm. Pls see greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Nominated for Best Americana Act in the British Country Music Awards 2010 Nominated for Best Alt Country Album in the Independent Music Awards 2011 The Curst Sons stink of the backwoods -moonshine and diesel, a whiff of wood smoke, and just a hint of the graveyard. Add amplified instruments, a dry humour and a kick-ass stomp and old Americana comes screaming into the 21st century. Since 1998 The Curst Sons have released 5 studio CDs, played far too many pubs, clubs and festivals to remember, recorded two live sessions for Mark Lamarr on BBC Radio 2 and twice been Time Out magazine's critics choice. Their biggest appeal is that they manage to stay true to American folk musics rich lineage, while throwing in enough curve balls to piss off the folk puritanicals.

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Trembling Bells & Mike Heron

on Sat, 13 Dec 2014 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Trembling Bells' are an acclaimed Glasgow based indie folk rock band that reference late 1960s psychedelia and British folk revival acts such as Fairport Convention and the Incredible String Band. Lavinia Blackwall's soaring vocal style has drawn comparisons to Sandy Denny, and she took part in the recent tour The Lady A Homage to Sandy Denny which was televised by the BBC. This tour, The Circle is Unbroken, follows on from last year's release of Trembling Bells' acclaimed collaborative album and tour with Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, The Marble Downs. Mike Heron is a Scottish singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, best known for his work in the Incredible String Band. The group built a considerable following, especially within the British counterculture in the 60′s and 70′s and were pioneers of psychedelic folk, integrating a wide variety of traditional music forms, blending rock, folk and world music into an atmospheric whole. A new Incredible String Band album Live at The Filmore 1968 was released on Hux this (last) year. Trembling Bells have worked with Mike Heron on a number of occasions and there is a natural kinship between them. The Circle Is Unbroken debuted to glowing reviews at Celtic Connections in January (2013), and celebrates Mike Heron's legacy in his 70th year. The concert highlights their musical sympathies, as they exchange material in an evening comprised of classic String Band songs, and the contemporary tunes of The Trembling Bells.

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Wille And The Bandits

on Sat, 13 Dec 2014 at Pontypool Borough Blues Club 7:30pm

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Wille And The Bandits

on Sat, 13 Dec 2014 at Pontypool Borough Blues Club 7:30pm

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La Musgaña In Concert

on Sat, 13 Dec 2014 at Taunton Halsway Manor 7:30pm - 11pm

La Musgaña ("water-rat" in Spanish) are one of the most highly acclaimed bands in Europe, La Musgaña perform traditional Spanish folk music. This is a very rare chance to see them perform in the UK in beautiful and atmospheric surroundings. Founded in 1986 by Enrique Almendros, Jose Marti Climent and Rafa Martin. The band incorporates various instruments such as the dulcimer, fiddle, hurdy gurdy, bagpipes, flutes, guitar and bass, and performs traditional music from the Iberian peninsula, mostly from the Spanish regions of Castile, Zamora, Leon, Extremadura and La Mancha. The current line up focuses around the core of Jaime Muñoz (clarinets, accordion, saxophone, flutes, Bulgarian bagpipe) and Carlos Beceiro (bouzouki, guitar, bass).

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La Musgaña In Concert

on Sat, 13 Dec 2014 at Taunton Halsway Manor 7:30pm - 11pm

La Musgaña ("water-rat" in Spanish) are one of the most highly acclaimed bands in Europe, La Musgaña perform traditional Spanish folk music. This is a very rare chance to see them perform in the UK in beautiful and atmospheric surroundings. Founded in 1986 by Enrique Almendros, Jose Marti Climent and Rafa Martin. The band incorporates various instruments such as the dulcimer, fiddle, hurdy gurdy, bagpipes, flutes, guitar and bass, and performs traditional music from the Iberian peninsula, mostly from the Spanish regions of Castile, Zamora, Leon, Extremadura and La Mancha. The current line up focuses around the core of Jaime Muñoz (clarinets, accordion, saxophone, flutes, Bulgarian bagpipe) and Carlos Beceiro (bouzouki, guitar, bass).

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Ruth Trimble - Special Christmas Concert

on Sat, 13 Dec 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 2pm, Music starts @ 2.30pm

A special Christmas matinee concert.... Following the release of her acclaimed debut album 'Things I Want to Say', Ruth Trimble's first solo tour seems long overdue but she has been busy, having toured extensively over the last few years in support of the likes of Beth Nielsen Chapman, Kimmie Rhodes, and Clannad. The talented singer songwriter, from Northern Ireland, will be performing at venues throughout Ireland and the UK this Christmas to promote her album 'Each Christmas Till Then'. Released at the end of 2013, her second album to date was well endorsed by widespread radio play around the UK, with her first Christmas single, the title track, getting airplay on BBC Radio 2. This special Christmas concert will feature material from the Christmas album, which includes Ruth's new arrangements of well known Carols, as well as many popular tracks from her debut album 'Things I Want To Say'. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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Ruth Trimble - Special Christmas Concert

on Sat, 13 Dec 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 2pm, Music starts @ 2.30pm

A special Christmas matinee concert.... Following the release of her acclaimed debut album 'Things I Want to Say', Ruth Trimble's first solo tour seems long overdue but she has been busy, having toured extensively over the last few years in support of the likes of Beth Nielsen Chapman, Kimmie Rhodes, and Clannad. The talented singer songwriter, from Northern Ireland, will be performing at venues throughout Ireland and the UK this Christmas to promote her album 'Each Christmas Till Then'. Released at the end of 2013, her second album to date was well endorsed by widespread radio play around the UK, with her first Christmas single, the title track, getting airplay on BBC Radio 2. This special Christmas concert will feature material from the Christmas album, which includes Ruth's new arrangements of well known Carols, as well as many popular tracks from her debut album 'Things I Want To Say'. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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The Corn Potato String Band With Special Guests Ed Hicks & The Night Caps

on Sat, 13 Dec 2014 at London Harrisons Bar 8pm - 12am

The Corn Potato String Band The Corn Potato String Band play authentic American Appalachian folk music. The members of this band have delighted audiences with their driving fiddle tunes and harmonious singing across the U.S., Canada, Europe and India. They are all multi-instrumentalists who are dedicated to continuing the traditional fiddle and banjo music and dance of the Central Southern US. In addition to being champion fiddlers, they play banjo, guitar, bass and mandolin and cover many different antiquated styles including ballads, ho-downs, country rags and southern gospel, specializing in twin fiddling and double banjo tunes. http://cornpotato.com/live/ --- Ed Hicks & The Night Caps Ed Hicks and the Night Caps are a virtuoso three-piece that play an eclectic set of swing jazz, hot bluegrass and original arrangements of klezmer tunes and 19th century parlor banjo pieces. They perform with banjo, guitar and bass, as well as some special double banjo numbers. http://edhicksbanjo.com/music/ed-hicks-and-the-night-caps/ --- £10 wegottickets.com From 8pm til late ...Also, there will be CLOGGERS and there will also be FREE MINCE PIES for all who attend!

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Edwina Hayes

on Sun, 14 Dec 2014 at Southport Park Golf Club Doors from 7pm, and music from 8pm

Good things happen over coffee indeed, or a drink or two for that matter, so let Ms Hayes pour you one. "Haunting, honeyed solo songwriter" (The Guardian) YOU'RE WISE TO BUY IN ADVANCE - DOOR ADMITS IF AVAILABLE - £10.

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Edwina Hayes

on Sun, 14 Dec 2014 at Southport Park Golf Club Doors from 7pm, and music from 8pm

Good things happen over coffee indeed, or a drink or two for that matter, so let Ms Hayes pour you one. "Haunting, honeyed solo songwriter" (The Guardian) YOU'RE WISE TO BUY IN ADVANCE - DOOR ADMITS IF AVAILABLE - £10.

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Shropshire Roots Present Leveret Feat. Sam Sweeney, Andy Cutting & Rob Harbron

on Sun, 14 Dec 2014 at Shrewsbury The Morris Hall Doors at 7pm, Show starts 7.45pm

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Luke Jackson Trio

on Sun, 14 Dec 2014 at Canterbury St George's Centre Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start

Doors 7.15pm for 8pm Tickets £10 online £11 by post in advance £12 on the door Come and join us for some Christmas nibbles and a fabulous concert from Canterbury's own Luke Jackson and his Trio Connor Downs and Andy Sharps on Percussion and Bass. The venue for this is the stylish Lounge at the Canterbury Christ Church University, Student Union building in St Georges Place, Canterbury. This centrally located venue has excellently priced drinks and a cosy Boston Bar type vibe. Perfect for our (almost) end of season gathering. Luke needs no introduction to most of the Folk in the Barn audience having virtually grown up on stage in front of them over the past six years. But in case you haven't yet heard, Luke is a young Roots singer/songwriter from Canterbury, Kent. 2013 saw him nominated for both the BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. 2014 saw the release of his second album Fumes and Faith with his launch gig at Cecil Sharp House followed by concert and festival bookings all across the country. With a bold, show stopping voice and honed guitar skills, Luke is a confident and captivating performer demonstrating an astonishing maturity. He has been making ripples on the live acoustic scene supporting such luminaries as Show of Hands, Paul Brady, Chris Wood, Steve Knightley, Karine Polwart and Oysterband. Connor Downs and Andy Sharps are both excellent young musicians. They met Luke when they were all studying music together at Canterbury College and have played and recorded together many times. Last year Andy accompanied Luke on his first tour of Scotland, and will join him again on his forthcoming trip. A great singer, a great songwriter and a really commanding presence Mike Harding A fantastic voice, a great year and a terrific new album - Simon Mayo, BBC Radio 2 For a while after Nic Jones and Chris Wood there was a big gap and you wondered where the next generation was coming from now Luke's the next guy John McCusker A huge talent is emerging Acoustic Magazine An affecting and highly promising debut album one to watch Daily Telegraph One of the strongest first albums I've heard in absolutely ages. This is an album to buy now and be able to say 'I was there'.- FATEA Mulled wine and Christmassy nibbles provided, all contributions both financial and /or edible welcome www.folkinthebarn.co.uk

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Luke Jackson Trio

on Sun, 14 Dec 2014 at Canterbury St George's Centre Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start

Doors 7.15pm for 8pm Tickets £10 online £11 by post in advance £12 on the door Come and join us for some Christmas nibbles and a fabulous concert from Canterbury's own Luke Jackson and his Trio Connor Downs and Andy Sharps on Percussion and Bass. The venue for this is the stylish Lounge at the Canterbury Christ Church University, Student Union building in St Georges Place, Canterbury. This centrally located venue has excellently priced drinks and a cosy Boston Bar type vibe. Perfect for our (almost) end of season gathering. Luke needs no introduction to most of the Folk in the Barn audience having virtually grown up on stage in front of them over the past six years. But in case you haven't yet heard, Luke is a young Roots singer/songwriter from Canterbury, Kent. 2013 saw him nominated for both the BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. 2014 saw the release of his second album Fumes and Faith with his launch gig at Cecil Sharp House followed by concert and festival bookings all across the country. With a bold, show stopping voice and honed guitar skills, Luke is a confident and captivating performer demonstrating an astonishing maturity. He has been making ripples on the live acoustic scene supporting such luminaries as Show of Hands, Paul Brady, Chris Wood, Steve Knightley, Karine Polwart and Oysterband. Connor Downs and Andy Sharps are both excellent young musicians. They met Luke when they were all studying music together at Canterbury College and have played and recorded together many times. Last year Andy accompanied Luke on his first tour of Scotland, and will join him again on his forthcoming trip. A great singer, a great songwriter and a really commanding presence Mike Harding A fantastic voice, a great year and a terrific new album - Simon Mayo, BBC Radio 2 For a while after Nic Jones and Chris Wood there was a big gap and you wondered where the next generation was coming from now Luke's the next guy John McCusker A huge talent is emerging Acoustic Magazine An affecting and highly promising debut album one to watch Daily Telegraph One of the strongest first albums I've heard in absolutely ages. This is an album to buy now and be able to say 'I was there'.- FATEA Mulled wine and Christmassy nibbles provided, all contributions both financial and /or edible welcome www.folkinthebarn.co.uk

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Red Bird Sky

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

James Summerfield is your next musical obsession. He ticks all the boxes. There's already a brilliant back catalogue out there to go and discover - replete with pure songcraft and at least one certified, stone cold and no messin' classic album already. And now James is really hitting his stride with a new record and another even higher watermark. Great news! Two Brothers Leave Home is here - this is the one where it's all going to start for you. Gathered through years of touring throughout the UK on his own and with the likes of Scott Matthews and Pete Yorn, you'll be joining an already loyal band of followers. And there's scores of fellow musicians and friends from his native Birmingham and further afield who are waiting to see what James will come up with next. He's a musician's musician, a songwriter's songwriter and a performer's performer. His songs are beautifully crafted but full of hooks and never fussy; he can create emotionally intense pindrop moments on stage yet he's as funny as hell too. .

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Sam Brookes

on Sun, 14 Dec 2014 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

There is something of a Tim Buckley about Sam Brookes...a sense of powerful fragility...vast emotional reserves at work The Independent Kairos is a sensuous, fluid 21stCentury folk dream. The Daily Telegraphon Twitter Musically, he excels at propulsive, narratively rich folk, delivered in a soaring, clear-as-a-bell singing voice that makes every word of his evocative, detailed lyrics count. Sunday Times Although in his twenties, Sam Brookes is a seasoned veteran of the live music circuit. Not your stereotypical 'folk bard' his love of singing and performing has been evolving since his days as a chorister, singing for the Queen at her private Chapel in Windsor Great Park; add to this his training as a gilder and a keen interest in sport and Sam already stands apart from his contemporaries. Brought up in a creative family, his love of music was encouraged from a very early age. He attributes influences such as Joni Mitchell, Bert Jansch and Davy Graham to his father as well as more recent influences: 'Travis' and 'The La's' to his own musical journey of discovery. His upbringing in a sleepy Wiltshire town couldn't have been more different to the frenetic pace of life in London, where he has spent the last 4 years of his life. Both have impacted greatly on his career and contributed to his musical style. Sam has become part of the burgeoning folk scene gigging in and around London to an ever-increasingaudience of enthusiasts. His vocal style has drawn attention in other genres, for example as featured vocalist on Basement Jaxx latest single 'What a Difference Your Love Make' Sam cites his training as a gilder as a positive influence on his guitar playing as well as his approach to song writing. I approach my music with the same ethic I held whilst gilding - working hard to create something beautiful These influences amalgamate in Sam's songs to create something truly unique. He sees himself, first and foremost, as a storyteller who claims John Steinbeck as one of his major influences. His songs are, fundamentally, beautifully crafted stories about familiar subject matters that captivate the listener. Musically, his immaculate phrasing and beautifully modulated delivery reach easily beneath the skin of his audience; the magical space he creates, with the elasticity of his writing, has the echoes and jazz arches of giants like John Martyn and Tim Buckley. His self-titled release produced by Chris Hughes (Tears for Fears, Robert Plant, Paul McCartney) brought him recognition in the form of high profile support slots with Joan Armatrading, Ray Davies and Newton Faulkner; this combined with an entrepreneurial spirit and a close kinship with other musicians such as Lucy Rose, Pete Roe and Emily & The Woods has allowed his live and recorded sound to evolve in to a more powerful and provocative body of work. Thoughtful lyrics add poetry to his tracks, something that sets his work apart in an increasingly saturated area of music. Sam Brookes has become part of the burgeoning acoustic music scene, gigging around the UK to an ever-increasing audience of enthusiasts. His characteristic vocal style has also drawn attention across other genres, for example as featured vocalist on Basement Jaxx newsingle 'What a Difference Your Love Make' Last year saw Sam set up his own night with some of his aforementioned contemporaries. 'Because The Night' is a popular monthly event; a stunningly intimate night in the heart of London which serves to reassure fellow travellers that music made with acoustic guitars, mandolins and accordions can once again be relevant. With a musical and creative fire burning inside him, Sam self-released his new album 'Kairos' on 17th March 2014. These ten new tracks were funded by his fans through Pledge Music, and associated with a full touring schedule of headline shows plus UK tour support for Newton Faulkner in February and March followed by European dates. Furthergigs and festival shows in July will be announced. http://www.sambrookes.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sambrookesmusic Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sam_Brookes Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/sambrookesmusic Video Channel: www.youtube.com/user/sambrookes Album 'Kairos': https://soundcloud.com/sambrookesmusic/sets/kairos Beth Porter An ambitious cellist with a real passion for music, Bethany can freely improvise and create musical lines to blend with other musicians in folk/acoustic, blues, rock, pop, world, experimental, and classical styles. She started the cello at the age of eleven with teacher, performer and recording artist Emily Burridge. There was always music around the house as her mother, Helen is a piano teacher and was in a blues band with Beth's father, Tim who plays the harmonica. http://bethporter.x10.mx/Beth_Porter/Home.html

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Les Barker

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

LES BARKER writes strange poems and comes from originally from Manchester, but he's now Welsh. He was an accountant before he became a professional idiot. He's written 77 books, which sell in large numbers at his gigs because people don't quite believe what they've just heard. His poems have spawned a number of folk heroes: Jason and the Arguments, Cosmo the Fairly Accurate Knife Thrower, Captain Indecisive and Spot of the Antarctic, to name but two. Les has several solo albums to his credit: 'Dogologues', An Infinite Number of Occasional Tables', 'A Cardi and Bloke', 'Up the creek without a poodle', 'Arovertherapy' and 'The War on Terrier'. He has travelled the length, breadth and height of Great Britain, as well as Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, and North America and has more recently won prizes for his Welsh poetry, including 3 small chairs, one for a Stomp (a Welsh language poetry slam), one at the North East Wales Learners' Eisteddfod, and one from the Learners' Pavilion at the National Eisteddfod. He could do with a table now. In addition there are five highly acclaimed albums of his serious work; the folk opera 'The Stones of Callanish', 'Some Love', 'The Wings of Butterflies', Airs of the Dog' and 'Twilight of the Dogs', all involving a galaxy of talent. His serious songs have also featured on albums by Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick, and by June Tabor. June invariably includes a smattering of his serious and comic songs in her live performances. The Kingston Trio and Tom Paxton have also recorded his songs. he may be the best writer of parodies and wordplays that the English-speaking world has ever heard. - Tom Nelligan, Dirty Linen There are subtleties which you didn't notice the first time round, and there are clever puns and turns of phrase so good you look forward to hearing them again. - Caroline Walker, Folk Roots A genuine genius of comic rhyme who appeals to people of all ages with a truly entertaining family show. I have seen him reduce a whole marquee full of festival goers at Victor Harbor to a mass of helpless laughter and aching sides. - Ron Ashton, Port Lincoln Times, Australia Les Barker is the greatest comedy talent we possess. He's a master at exploiting the idiosyncracies of the English language, weaving in myth and history to build bizarre stories. - Agraman, City Life The Lancashire monologist equivalent of Tom Lehrer.Scintillating daftness, absurdity run amok. - Ken Hunt, Q Magazine Les Barker blends Edward Lear's nonsense, Stanley Unwin's wordplay, the surreal inconsequentiality of Reeves and Mortimer and the demotic robustness of Stanley Holloway monologues. - Martin Hoyle, Financial Times his jokes, having slipped the surly bonds of earthly logic, go marching on. - Nick Beale, Folk Roots

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Marnhull Acoustic Sessions Presents Rodney Branigan

on Sun, 14 Dec 2014 at Marnhull Village Hall Doors 7pm

Rodney has kindly rearranged this date for us. He is a guitar legend and the master of two guitars at the same time. We can't wait for this after his amazing performance at Behind the Castle at the start of the summer!

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Drop The Floor

on Sun, 14 Dec 2014 at Clitheroe The Grand 7pm

One of the region's hottest acts playing traditional irish music, four piece Drop The Floor celebrate a busy year of gigging with this special Christmas party and invite special guests Oishala with their eclectic clutch of covers and Burnley singer-songwriter Baxter Rhodes.

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Mike Vass

on Sun, 14 Dec 2014 at Inverness Glen Urquhart Public Hall 4pm

In 1937 Neil Gunn sold his house, quit his job and went off in an old converted lifeboat for a summer to inspire his writing; voyaging around the Western Isles. He wrote about the various communities on the way, and went on to become one of Scotland's most prolific and creative fiction writers. In May 2014 composer Mike Vass retraced Gunn's steps, re-visiting the communities Neil Gunn wrote about, performing celebratory concerts there and composing a new suite of music which he's now touring. Winner of the prestigious 'Composer of the Year' title at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards in 2012, Mike Vass has been described as 'one of the most original composers working in the field of acoustic music' (Richard Lindsay, Ullapool Guitar Festival). He is in great demand as a performer, composer, producer and teacher; regularly touring with Scots singer Fiona Hunter whose critically acclaimed debut solo album he produced and arranged. He has performed extensively in the past few years with a number of acts including leading Scots Song band Malinky, the Paul McKenna Band, Gaelic singer Kathleen MacInnes, in a duo with twin sister Ali, and in Fiddle Rendezvous, featuring Bruce Molsky, Mary Ann Kennedy and Gerry O'Connor. Mike's New Voices commission 'String Theory' debuted in 2010 at Celtic Connections, and was described as 'the most direct and honest since the idea was first conceived precision, subtlety and attention to detail'. One of the highlights, the avant-garde piece 'Man's Search' inspired by Viktor Frankl's best-selling book, was described as 'utterly compelling' and was subsequently featured by the Victor Frankl Institute in Austria to commemorate Frankl's birthday. Mike went on to release 'DecemberWell', a highly original, kaleidoscopic work inspired by the Scottish Winter month of December which he played at the Hall in Dec 2012 - nobody who was at that concert will need any urging to come and hear his new work! Tea and home baking included in ticket price. Under 16s £2, payable on the door. Unreserved seating.

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Mike Vass

on Sun, 14 Dec 2014 at Inverness Glen Urquhart Public Hall 4pm

In 1937 Neil Gunn sold his house, quit his job and went off in an old converted lifeboat for a summer to inspire his writing; voyaging around the Western Isles. He wrote about the various communities on the way, and went on to become one of Scotland's most prolific and creative fiction writers. In May 2014 composer Mike Vass retraced Gunn's steps, re-visiting the communities Neil Gunn wrote about, performing celebratory concerts there and composing a new suite of music which he's now touring. Winner of the prestigious 'Composer of the Year' title at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards in 2012, Mike Vass has been described as 'one of the most original composers working in the field of acoustic music' (Richard Lindsay, Ullapool Guitar Festival). He is in great demand as a performer, composer, producer and teacher; regularly touring with Scots singer Fiona Hunter whose critically acclaimed debut solo album he produced and arranged. He has performed extensively in the past few years with a number of acts including leading Scots Song band Malinky, the Paul McKenna Band, Gaelic singer Kathleen MacInnes, in a duo with twin sister Ali, and in Fiddle Rendezvous, featuring Bruce Molsky, Mary Ann Kennedy and Gerry O'Connor. Mike's New Voices commission 'String Theory' debuted in 2010 at Celtic Connections, and was described as 'the most direct and honest since the idea was first conceived precision, subtlety and attention to detail'. One of the highlights, the avant-garde piece 'Man's Search' inspired by Viktor Frankl's best-selling book, was described as 'utterly compelling' and was subsequently featured by the Victor Frankl Institute in Austria to commemorate Frankl's birthday. Mike went on to release 'DecemberWell', a highly original, kaleidoscopic work inspired by the Scottish Winter month of December which he played at the Hall in Dec 2012 - nobody who was at that concert will need any urging to come and hear his new work! Tea and home baking included in ticket price. Under 16s £2, payable on the door. Unreserved seating.

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Phil Beer

on Sun, 14 Dec 2014 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Phil Beer is the multi-instrumental half of the west countryʼs award winning acoustic duo, Show of Hands. With a professional career of over 36 years, Phil has a great deal of material to draw on for his solo appearances, which are an eclectic mix of traditional tunes, covers of Springsteen or The Hollies, together with his own compositions and songs from his contemporaries. 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.

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Mike Heron & Trembling Bells

on Sun, 14 Dec 2014 at Ramsgate Music Hall Doors at 7.00pm

Mike Heron & Trembling Bells are 21st century troubadours who know their history, joyously attempting to synthesise traditional folk forms with the bathetic romanticism of country music, the deceptive complexity of medieval music and the swagger of classic Rock. Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen are the guiding lights in a music that embraces British folk-rock, American roots and electric psychedelia. They are on a quest to connect with the core tradition of Song and live deep within its mysteries a rhapsodic celebration of the power of Song.

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Hattie Briggs

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

BBC Young Folk Award finalist Hattie plays Bournemouth

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Hattie Briggs

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

BBC Young Folk Award finalist Hattie plays Bournemouth

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Before The Gold Rush & Folkroom Presents: A Folky Christmas (early Bird Tickets)

on Sun, 14 Dec 2014 at London Amersham Arms 3pm - 10.30pm

Ten acts, two stages. An all day festive event with live music. Food is available at the venue.

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Long Lankin And Caz Forbes & Ste Moncrieff

on Mon, 15 Dec 2014 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music Starts 8:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. --------------------- Long Lankin are a group of multi-instrumentalists whose inventive interpretations impart a touch of modern storytelling to much-loved material from England, Scotland, Scandinavia and America. With combined experience that includes Neck, Hayseed Dixie, Mediaeval Baebes and the London Bulgarian Choir, varied influences give Long Lankin a unique, original sound, as does their love of a good tune and a gripping tale. Caz Forbes and Ste Moncrieff perform English folk, weaving beautiful traditional songs with their own unique style. From beguilling ballads to stomping shanties they engage audiences with their own distinctive style firmly rooted in a love of the English tradition. Unaccompanied song, beautiful harmony, guitar, flute and concertina subtly accompany wonderful songs and let the songs tell their own stories. Songs to sing along to and songs that tell a tale.

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Máire Ni Chathasaigh And Chris Newman

on Mon, 15 Dec 2014 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

Club Christmas Party food included

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Máire Ni Chathasaigh And Chris Newman

on Mon, 15 Dec 2014 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

Club Christmas Party food included

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100 Club Tuesday Blues Featuring Marcus Malone

on Tue, 16 Dec 2014 at London 100 Club 7.15pm - 11pm

www.facebook.com/tuesdayblues100 / www.solidentertainments.com/100club/tickets.html

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Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band - Carols & Capers.

on Tue, 16 Dec 2014 at Oxford St John the Evangelist Church Doors 7pm - Show 7.30pm

Tickets: £20 in advance, £22 on the door Following the hugely popular 25th anniversary Christmas tour, renowned folk singer Maddy Prior joins up once again with the Carnival Band during the Festive Season for their unique celebratory show Carols & Capers. Together they mix renaissance, modern and ethnic instruments with a refreshing cavalier attitude and plenty of humour putting their inimitable stamps on a range of familiar and not-so-familiar festive fare. This will guarantee to be a Christmas Party to remember. A unique celebratory show of Christmas music on renaissance and modern instruments. Maddy and the Carnival Band put their inimitable stamp on familiar and not-so-familiar festive fare with a refreshing cavalier attitude and plenty of humour. This will guarantee to be a Christmas Party to remember. Maddy's voice is clear as a bell. It actually sounds as if there's a celebration going on THE GUARDIAN if you haven't seen them before you're in for a treat OXFORD MAIL "Maddy Prior is in enchanting form. The Carnival Band is an accomplished bunch whose engaging use of classical, folk and other influences defies shorthand definition" SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

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Janet Devlin

on Tue, 16 Dec 2014 at London Surya Doors 7:30pm

Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult

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Boo Hewerdine Christmas Show Plus Special Guests!

on Tue, 16 Dec 2014 at Ely The Maltings Doors 7.30pm

Now in it's fifth glorious year with very special guests BRIAN KENNEDY! PHILL JUPITUS! THE DOWSING FOR SOUND COLLECTIVE! THE SHELLAC COLLECTIVE! The first 10 ticket buyers get front row seats, within sweating distance of the stars.....

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Blast From The Past Presents 'a Medieval Christmas'

on Tue, 16 Dec 2014 at Taunton Halsway Manor 7:30pm - 11pm

'A Medieval Christmas' is a lively, fun and festive celebration of the Yuletide our ancestors would have known. Acclaimed historical entertainment company Blast From The Past invite you to join them in 2014 for an evening of music, song, stories and drama celebrating the magic, music and adventure of the middle-ages with presentations of two of Chaucer's tales complete with masks and costumes. Curtain up: 7.30pm For more info on Blast from the past - have a look at their website http://www.blastfromthepast.org.uk/

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Blast From The Past Presents 'a Medieval Christmas'

on Tue, 16 Dec 2014 at Taunton Halsway Manor 7:30pm - 11pm

'A Medieval Christmas' is a lively, fun and festive celebration of the Yuletide our ancestors would have known. Acclaimed historical entertainment company Blast From The Past invite you to join them in 2014 for an evening of music, song, stories and drama celebrating the magic, music and adventure of the middle-ages with presentations of two of Chaucer's tales complete with masks and costumes. Curtain up: 7.30pm For more info on Blast from the past - have a look at their website http://www.blastfromthepast.org.uk/

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Nibs Van Der Spuy

on Tue, 16 Dec 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Acclaimed South African guitarist and songwriter, Nibs van der Spuy, made his first profiled performances 25 years ago. From his humble beginnings at the Durban Folk Club to International stages, it has culminated in the newly released, deluxe (2CD) anthology album 'Crossing Borders, Driving north'. It spans the creative and diverse body of work from his 9 highly acclaimed solo albums. The bonus second disc, 'Catching Trains'- Nibs solo live through Europe, traces his footsteps through his many tours through France, Germany and the UK. These intimate solo 'live' performances were recorded in theatres, music halls, open air festivals and from within the walls of a maximum security prison. His virtuosic acoustic guitar style and mesmeric whispering voice have attracted a worldwide following for its intelligent folk, World and African overtones. He has been nominated 7 times at the South African Music awards, performed with the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra and shared stages across the world with the likes of Ben Harper, Bonnie Rait and Taj Mahal, Kelly Joe Phelps and Crosby, Stills and Nash. In 2012, Nibs recorded the critically acclaimed, 'In the shade of the wild fig', with long time friend and collaborator, Guy Buttery. In December 2014 Nibs will record his new solo album as well as a debut recording of his new band, the Zululand Cowboys. Nibs will also be relocating to Europe this year to further his musical endeavours. 'Crossing Borders, Driving north' 25 years down the road with NIBS This excellent career overview shows a voice full of wonder and humility of the songs it sings. Rolling Stone **** (August 2013) Each and every song on this collection is remarkable testament to what a truly original and consummate talent Nibs is and one of the best representations of truly original South African music. The mark of any half decent guitarist is the ability to become one with the instrument. Nibs is that kind of guitar player where he becomes the guitar.-Music Review SA Nibs is probably one of South Africa's most underrated musicians. Hopefully this anthology can help change that, showcasing the broad range of this extraordinarily talented musician. AVSA (South Africa's leading audio visual magazine) "Nibs is a foremost proponent of the fine weave of cultural sounds that are this country" (SUNDAY TIMES, 5 STARS) "Beautifully weighted and filigreed acoustic playing" (UNCUT) "The most sensitive and breathy songs on the continent with classy, gently sturdy guitar work" (GUARDIAN UK) "A discovery with classical touches, Zulu melodies and his thrilling airy voice" (LE MONDE, FRANCE)

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Mad Jocks And Englishmen

on Wed, 17 Dec 2014 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath Doors 7.15pm, start 7.45pm

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'bella Hardy Christmas Tour'

on Wed, 17 Dec 2014 at London St Pancras Old Church Doors Open 7:30pm, Live Music starts 8:00pm

"A winning mixture of the traditional and the newly-minted" 4**** The Times "Christmas is Bella's season... her Christmas songs should be a mandatory start to the festive season every year" - SpiralEarth.com BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year Bella Hardy is one of the most creative, prolific and original singers in the UK. Her captivating voice inhabits her characters and spins her stories with an equal balance of strength and sensitivity. With fiddle in hand, she presents folk songs in the best tradition; not as antiquated museum pieces, but as relevant and very human artworks. This December she takes to the road performing her own spellbinding songs intertwined with a seasonal mix of festive treats from her 2012 christmas album Bright Morning Star. Five time nominee at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, and winner of Best Original Song in 2012 for The Herring Girl, her own songs range in subject matter from fairytales to working class history, via childhood nostalgia, myth, murder and the human condition, touching on both the fantastical, story telling elements of Kate Bush, and the lovelorn songwriting craft of Carole King. Her latest album battleplan (2013) won universal critical acclaim, with The Sunday Times writing "Stunning... there is an aura of sophistication that will win over listeners who never set foot in a folk club" (Clive Davis). "...unveiled, committed, uncontrived, persuasive, passionate, empowering, and utterly wonderful" - Colin Irwin, fRoots

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The Gypsy Dreamers (xmas Special)

on Wed, 17 Dec 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Inventive dynamic hybrid jazz-meets-classical project Time Out Bringing together four successful multi-instrumentalists and singers who have performed all over the world, from Sidney Opera House to the Edinburgh Festival, picking up the Michael Kamen Award for composition along the way, The Gypsy Dreamers (formerly Firefly Acoustic) presents a sophisticated and hugely entertaining mix of pop songs, Latin tunes, French chansons and originals with a sprinkling of Christmas on top. They will be joined by the amazing vocals of Sara Mitra. What the Papers Say... Gypsy dreamers "Inventive dynamic hybrid jazz-meets-classical project that explores tango, bossa nova, pop, jazz and world sounds via violin, cello and percussion." - Time Out Patrick Naylor (guitar) Highly articulate musician.....great warmth and swing - Tony Hall in Jazzwise Sensitive and unflashy with a shapely melodic line - Jack Mazzarik CD Choice in The London Evening Standard Inventive acoustic guitar virtuoso - Time Out Sara Mitra (guitar/vocals) Her skill as a songwriter and honesty as a performer shine through on April Song. Mercury Prize Recommends Especially talented The Daily Telegraph Natalie Rozario (cello/vocals) She has performed with Jamie Cullum, Barb Jungr, appeared on the Jonathan Ross show with Take That and toured with dancer Akram Khan. She is a member of Loop Collective's Fringe Magnetic and MooV astonishingly adaptable cello (Oxford Daily Info). Thierry Deneux (percussion/guitar/vocals) He won the Michael Kamen award for composition at the Baftas in 2005. He has played with The UK Beijing Opera, Buzzard Band and Mamadi Kamara and is much in demand as a session musician.

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"john Kirkpatrick" @ The Hungry Horse Folk Club

on Thu, 18 Dec 2014 at Ellesmere Port Whitby Sports & Social Club Start 8-15pm until just after 11pm

JOHN KIRKPATRICK performs his "Carolling and Crumpets" Show every December and we were fortunate enough to witness it in Tarvin Village Hall in 2012. What a great night it was as well. A great singer, orator and squeezebox player, John's entertainment value is of the highest degree. Come and really get in to the Christmas spirit with John and some of the resident performers and who knows you may even get a free mince pie or two.

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Nick Harper

on Fri, 19 Dec 2014 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors at 7pm, Show starts at 8pm

Nick Harper is a force of nature; a phenomenally talented guitarist, singer and songwriter who manages to generate the sort of live power usually associated with a huge band from just himself and acoustic guitar. Son of the legendary UK singer-songwriter Roy Harper, Nick was born in London and raised in Wiltshire. Having played the guitar from the age of 10 and surrounded by the likes of Keith Moon, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and Dave Gilmour as he grew up, Nick made his recording debut on his father's 'Whatever Happened to Jugula?' in 1985. To call Nick a superlative singer/songwriter could put his highly lauded guitar talent in the shade, and to call him a guitarist's guitarist might slight his distinctive, soulful voice and passionate songs. Not forgetting the wild ride that is one of his live shows - from personal introspection to biting political satire via a charmingly caustic wit that would make Groucho Marx proud. He often segues from his own compositions to well-loved covers he makes his own - he takes on Presley, Zappa, Jeff Buckley, Led Zeppelin, Monty Python and Public Enemy (yes, on an acoustic guitar!). He also has the alarming ability to break guitar strings then change them without dropping a beat! For two decades, he has been dazzling audiences and reviewers alike with this heady mix of virtuosity, boyish charm, showmanship and sheer bravado. 'One of the finest guitarists of his generation, his soaring vocal range and propensity for epic song place him somewhere between Rufus Wainright and Jeff Buckley.' Mojo 'If you've never seen [Harper] live, you're missing out on one of the musical phenomenons of our age.' - Rob Adams, Glasgow Herald 'Nick Harper is a force of nature the sheer weight of ideas in his music makes him irresistible and unstoppable... Harper the performer is a fearsome weapon. Phenomenal? You bet your life.' - Southern Reporter

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Belshazzar's Feast Xmas Special

on Fri, 19 Dec 2014 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing Bar opens at 6.30 pm, doors at 7.30 pm

In their 20th anniversary year, what better way to celebrate Christmas than an evening with the amazing Belshezzar's Feast, one of the zaniest yet most celebrated duos on the folk circuit. They have two excellent Christmas albums to their credit, 'Frost Bites', released in 2009, and 'Stocking Fillers', released in 2012. They will no doubt be featuring tracks from both during the course of the evening, along with their outrageous humour and the odd extra song or two from their vast repertoire.

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The Albion Christmas Band

on Fri, 19 Dec 2014 at Ashford Revelation St Mary's Doors 6.45pm for 7.30pm

The Albion Christmas Show is now into its 16th year and has attracted sell-out audiences across the UK. Founder of Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span and The Albion Band, Ashley Hutchings is joined on stage by Kellie While, Simon Care and Simon Nicol, for an evening of traditional English Christmas music, dancing and celebration. Full of Carols, spoken word, humourous readings and dance, this show takes you on a guided tour through the Christmas customs of Britain. Folk enthusiasts will know Kellie from her work with The Albion Band, and duo tours with her mum Chris While. She received personal praise from Ron Sexsmith for her beautiful version of his song 'Riverbed' on her album Tenacious, which put her on the map as a soloist. Simon Care is currently working with Edward II and has always had a passion for Traditional English dance and song. Simon also works with Whapweasel, Tickled Pink and the Lark Rise Band Simon Nicol, founder member of Fairport finishes the line up to make this a truly festive treat. He is regarded as one of the finest acoustic guitarists in the worldHis voice is pretty special too! The Albion Christmas Show really is the perfect way to start your festivities. This year will see a collection of favourites from their back catalogue of Xmas albums mixed with new material. Also 2014 sees the release of our new album The Albion Christmas Band Live at Kings Place. With sell-out tours including venues such as Buxton Opera House, The New Vic Stoke and The Sage, Gateshead, The Albion Xmas Show is a very popular show appealing to all ages. Described in the Guardian as the perfect antidote to the corporate Christmas, this is a show you must not miss!!!! These wonderful musicians and story tellers are now firm friends of us at Folk in the Barn and we're really happy to finally be hosting their Christmas Show and in such a beautiful setting as Revelation St Mary's in Ashford. Doors 6.45pm for 7.30pm start Tickets £16 online or from Ashford outlets (see website for details) £18 cash or cheque in advance from Folk in the Barn £19.50 on the door IF WEGOTTICKETS SAYS TICKETS UNAVAILABLE ON THE DAY OF THE CONCERT - PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE WWW.FOLKINTHEBARN.CO.UK FOR AVAILABILITY ON THE DOOR.

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The Hank Wangford Trio - Special Xmas Show

on Fri, 19 Dec 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time.

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The Hank Wangford Trio featuring Brad Breath and Anna Robinson are back for Christmas at the Green Note. Travel deep into the hard heart of Country and Americana with three musicians who love taking you on that journey. Expect harmonies, guitar wizardry, tears and laughter with stories of tragedy, love and broken hearts in obscure honky tonk classics and originals from Hank and Brad. Join the Trio and waltz into Christmas.

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Mark Morriss

on Fri, 19 Dec 2014 at Tunbridge Wells The Forum Doors 7:30pm

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Prince Fatty & Horseman

on Fri, 19 Dec 2014 at Blaenau Ffestiniog Cell B 7pm

Gwenar Gwyllt!!!!! a Special MAD FRIDAY event ..... Cellb presents / yn cyflwyno PRINCE FATTY's Rub a DUB Club with Horseman + Freedom Sounds Dj

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Bella Hardy

on Fri, 19 Dec 2014 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30pm

A special Christmas show. Bella will be joined by Midnight Watch band members Anna Massey and Angus Lyon.

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Royal Traditions Christmas Party With Ian Giles

on Sat, 20 Dec 2014 at Dungworth The Royal Hotel Tunes @ 7:30, Act on @ 8, Singing session 10pm

Ian Giles makes a return visit to bring us a variety of festive songs and humorous readings. We will be blasting out some Sheffield carols along the way. STANDING TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR

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Festive Gathering

on Sun, 21 Dec 2014 at London Cecil Sharp House Doors at 6.30pm, start time 7pm

Enjoy an evening sprinkled with holiday spirit and a chance to join in on the songs and merriment. A host of performers, from musicians, dancers and storytellers, will fill Kennedy Hall the main space at Cecil Sharp House with yuletide cheer. Cecil Sharp House Choir, led by conductor Sally Davies, will perform joyful a cappella arrangements of traditional, seasonal songs from the British Isles and beyond, sung in glorious harmony. This English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) fundraiser will leave you with a warm glow, as proceeds from the concert will support the Cecil Sharp House Shape The Future campaign, to refurbish Kennedy Hall.

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3 Daft Monkey - Xmas Special

on Sun, 21 Dec 2014 at London New Cross Inn 7.00pm

New Cross Inn presents 3 Daft Monkeys - Xmas Special plus guests to be confirmed Sunday 21st December 2014 Doors 7pm Tickets £8 advance, £10 on the door

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Attab Haddad Trio

on Sun, 21 Dec 2014 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Attab Haddad was born in the UK to Iraqi parents. He hold degrees in Business Management and Sound Engineering and a Masters degree with Distinction in Music Performance. He studied the oud with Iraqi soloist Ahmed Mukhtar in London and with Nihad El-Sayed and the virtuoso Nasseer Shamma at the Arab Oud House in Cairo. Attab has collaborated with many artists in many genres (Juan Martin, Cerys Matthews, Max Baillie, John Metcalfe, Eugene Skeef, Clara Sanabras, Ramon Ruiz, Sabina Rakcheyeva to name a few) as co-composer, producer, musician and session player and featured as a guest on various albums. Haddad's work has featured on BBC World, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 6, BBC Radio Scotland, SOAS Radio and Resonance FM as well as on various Middle Eastern and Turkish TV Channels and he has performed in the UK, Europe, USA, Middle East and India to much acclaim. In 2010 he was the subject of an hour long documentary on Arabic TV Channel AL-Fayhaa that highlighted his innovative new approach to the oud.In 2008 he founded the Attab Haddad Quintet which plays his own compositions drawing on Middle Eastern music, Flamenco, Jazz and contemporary composed music creating a sound that is unique to the band. The Quintet has been very well received and has appeared live on BBC Radio as well as participating in several festivals such as Nour and the London Jazz Festival. They released their first CD 'Days Distinctive' in 2012 on Weave Records to critical acclaim and are working on the next release.In late 2013, Attab formed a trio with Flamenco guitarist Ramon Ruiz and master percussionist Antonio Romero that explores the traditions of the Middle East and Andalusia. The trio plays their own compositions inspired by these traditions as well as their unique arrangements of folks melodies from those regions. They recorded their first album in 2014 and are due to release it in 2015. Aside of his performances, Haddad has worked within the spheres of theatre, dance, television and film. He has also written library music for Universal Publishing and continues to work as a composer for theatre, corporate ad campaigns and short films.

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Vin Garbutt

on Mon, 22 Dec 2014 at Middlesbrough The Normanby Hotel Doors at 7.00pm for an 8.00pm start

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The Moulettes

on Tue, 30 Dec 2014 at Aldershot West End Centre 8pm

Venue open 7pm

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Hogmanay Ceilidh

on Wed, 31 Dec 2014 at Strathpeffer The Pavilion Starts 8.00pm, doors 7.30pm

Don't miss the Pavilion's famous family-friendly Hogmanay hooley! A traditional ceilidh with local band The Cat's Back, who have been popular performers at previous Pavilion Hogmanays. Dance the last night of the old year away and welcome in the new. The festivities will continue from 8 pm to 1 am. Tickets £18 (family ticket £65 for 2 adults + 2 under 16s) Unreserved seating - ticket purchases are non-refundable

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Hogmanay Ceilidh - Family Ticket

on Wed, 31 Dec 2014 at Strathpeffer The Pavilion Starts 8.00pm, doors 7.30pm

Don't miss the Pavilion's famous family-friendly Hogmanay hooley! A traditional ceilidh with local band The Cat's Back, who have been popular performers at previous Pavilion Hogmanays. Dance the last night of the old year away and welcome in the new. The festivities will continue from 8 pm to 1 am. Tickets £18 (family ticket £65 for 2 adults + 2 under 16s) Unreserved seating - ticket purchases are non-refundable

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New Year's Eve Ceilidh With The Moody Food Ceilidh Band And Sylvia Fisher

on Wed, 31 Dec 2014 at Newcastle-under-Lyme Holy Trinity Community Centre 8.00pm - late

New Year's Eve ceilidh with The Moody Food Ceilidh Band and caller Sylvia Fisher. Proceeds to Douglas Macmillan Hospice. Bring your own New Year's Eve picnic. Raffle and bar.

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Peeping Tom's New Year Ceilidh

on Sat, 3 Jan 2015 at Coventry Massey Ferguson Social Club Doors 7-30pm, Band on stage 8-00pm

The nation's favourite dance band return to the Massey Ferguson Social Club in Coventry, to deliver their now annual New Year Ceilidh. This year's ceilidh will feature Dave Hunt calling the shots.

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The Absolution Band

on Sat, 3 Jan 2015 at Pontypool Borough Blues Club 7:30pm

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The Absolution Band

on Sat, 3 Jan 2015 at Pontypool Borough Blues Club 7:30pm

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The Sopranistas + Trent Miller + Simon Stanley-ward

on Wed, 7 Jan 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 Sopranistas - Townes & Dylan fuelled Americana 3-piece promoting their debut LP, "Cutting Down The Bird Hotel". Literate songs of toil and hope. Trent Miller - Gothic country's poet laureate. Darkly melodic songs inspired by the work of Gene Clark & Jeffrey Lee Pierce. Currently touring third LP, "Burnt Offerings". www.trent-miller.com Simon Stanley Ward - Blue-eyed country soul with more than a whiff of the Heartworn Highways. London's very own singing cowboy. www.simonstanleyward.com

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Kieran Halpin

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

As one of our perennial favourites, Kieran is an ideal choice to start the new year: an exceptional songwriter, widely covered by other artists, and a dynamic performer, his skills honed by 35 years on the road across Europe and beyond. Powerful, passionate, intimate and intense, Kieran lives every song on stage.

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Kieran Halpin

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

As one of our perennial favourites, Kieran is an ideal choice to start the new year: an exceptional songwriter, widely covered by other artists, and a dynamic performer, his skills honed by 35 years on the road across Europe and beyond. Powerful, passionate, intimate and intense, Kieran lives every song on stage.

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Sally Barker

on Thu, 8 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Sally Barker - the 'Voice' that made Sir Tom Jones cry Sally Barker's voice has the ability to lift the words off the page and, yes, move people to tears. Millions of viewers tuned in to see Sally's flawless performances on the BBC TV programme the Voice 2014. This included a duet with Sir Tom Jones who consistently, sometimes tearfully, championed Sally telling her It was just so beautiful that I couldn't help myself. You swept me off my feet. Sally is no newcomer to the music scene; she has recorded 6 acclaimed solo albums, with songwriting influences from folk, country, soul and blues, and is well respected for her work with all-female folk supergroup The Poozies. Sally's years of touring have included supporting the likes of Bob Dylan & Robert Plant. She has continued her association with Sir Tom by supporting him at open-air concerts during Summer 2014. Since her appearance on the Voice, Sally's back catalogue has seen a resurgence of sales. Sally's album 'Another Train' featured in the official indie charts and ebayers were asking in excess of £100 for 2nd hand Barker CDs ! Sally headlined her own UK tour in September to coincide with the re-release of her CD 'MAID IN ENGLAND'. She continues to perform in concert while writing songs for her next solo album slated for release in 2015. "Sally changes the atmosphere in a room when she sings" (BBC Radio 2's Chris Evans) "I have to say you sound amazing" (Will.i.am). That was beautiful. Sally makes the room stop. (Kylie Minogue) www.sallybarker.co.uk

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Ramshackle Union Band

on Fri, 9 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 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Ramshackle Union Band are a harmony driven folk & blues four piece. With sumptuous vocals, bracing guitar..., banjo, bass and drums, the outfit have become well known for their rousing live performances, and are now well on the way to cementing themselves as one of Britain's leading purveyors of old time folk & blues. http://www.ramshackleunion.co.uk/

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Sally Barker

on Fri, 9 Jan 2015 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys doors 7pm

Singer-songwriter Sally Barker, fresh from her flawless performances on prime time TV (including a duet with her mentor Sir Tom Jones) in concert. The Poozies lead singer Sally, who has supported Bob Dylan and Robert Plant, presents songs from her repertoire including her album 'Another Train' and YouTube favourites 'Dear Darlin' and 'Walk on By'. "I have to say you sound amazing" (Will.i.am). "Sally changes the atmosphere in a room when she sings" (BBC Radio 2's Chris Evans). "You sang so beautiful that it got to me" (Sir Tom Jones). www.sallybarker.co.uk

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Mediterranean Beats Presents Amaraterra

on Sat, 10 Jan 2015 at London Jamboree 8pm to Midnight

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Fish & Bird

on Wed, 14 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hot Canadian five-piece Fish & Bird have created quite an impact since they began to release their albums on this side of The Atlantic. Live they will blow your socks off. Flown in to the UK for their own headline show at Celtic Connections, this is the band's first ever and long-awaited UK tour. Hugely enjoyable The Daily Express Their time has come Maverick magazine "Exciting, the way you are on a rollercoaster; all the fun is in the ride" - Folk Radio UK

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Flossie Malavialle

on Thu, 15 Jan 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

A welcome return by this lyrical and extrovert French-born singer based in Britain. Flossie sings beautifully across an eclectic mix of songs from Brel and Piaf through jazz standards to the work of modern folk and rock writers like Colum Sands or Bonnie Raitt. What is more, she has a delightfully wicked sense of stage fun!

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Flossie Malavialle

on Thu, 15 Jan 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

A welcome return by this lyrical and extrovert French-born singer based in Britain. Flossie sings beautifully across an eclectic mix of songs from Brel and Piaf through jazz standards to the work of modern folk and rock writers like Colum Sands or Bonnie Raitt. What is more, she has a delightfully wicked sense of stage fun!

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Lucy Kaplansky

on Thu, 15 Jan 2015 at London The Borderline Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: This event will be taking place at our alternative home for the evening: THE BORDERLINE. DOORS OPEN: 7pm. Music starts 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space but seating is very limited. Seating is available on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Lucy Kaplansky is a rare vocal talent, a truly gifted performer...full of enchanting songs (New York Times). Blending country, folk and pop styles, she has the unique ability to make every song sound fresh, whether singing her own sweet originals, covering country classics by June Carter Cash and Gram Parsons or singing pop favorites by Lennon/McCartney and Nick Lowe. Lucy's iconic voice has has been featured in film and on television, including commercials like Chevrolet's iconic Heartbeat of America jingle. A Billboard-charting singer and one of the top-selling artists on Red House Records, she has topped the folk and Americana radio charts and has been featured on shows throughout the world from NPR's Weekend and Morning Editions to BBC Radio to CBS Sunday Morning. One of the most in-demand harmony singers, Lucy has sung on countless records, performing with Suzanne Vega, Bryan Ferry, Nanci Griffith and Shawn Colvin. Raised by a piano-playing mathematician and a homemaker in Chicago, Lucy began singing in bars when she was still a teenager, even traveling to Norway to perform as a country singer. When she was just out of high school, she took off for New York City, where she became part of the renaissance of the Greenwich Village folk scene centred around Folk City and the Fast Folk recordings. Her compatriots included Suzanne Vega, The Roches, Steve Forbert and John Gorka as well as her frequent duo partner Shawn Colvin. The New York Times said it was easy to predict stardom for her, but instead, Lucy got a doctorate in psychology and started a private practice. Eventually Shawn Colvin lured Lucy back to music, producing her debut album The Tide (1994). Red House founder Bob Feldman was blown away by the release and signed her right away. Since then, she has released six solo albums with Red House and released radio-charting albums with the folk supergroups Red Horse (with Eliza Gilkyson and John Gorka) and Cry Cry Cry (with Dar Williams and Richard Shindell). Currently on tour in support of her latest record, Reunion, Lucy continues to perform all over the world. When not performing, she lives in New York City, where she enjoys spending time with her husband and nine year-old daughter. This will be Lucy's first London show in 5 years.

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O'hooley & Tidow

on Fri, 16 Jan 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7.30pm for 8pm

www.Ohooleyand tidow.com Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow, who were both brought up in Yorkshire, met in Huddersfield and started songwriting and performing together in 2009. They share a traditional Irish music background and have family in County Sligo and County Galway. Heidi Tidow also has a German heritage on her mother's side. Recordings Silent June Between August and November 2009 at their home in Golcar, Huddersfield,[5][6][7] they recorded an album, Silent June, which was released on 22 February 2010 to critical acclaim.[8][9][10][11] It was one of MOJO magazine's Top 10 Folk Albums of 2010[12] and won "Best Debut" in the Spiral Awards, organised by Spiral Earth.[13] O'Hooley & Tidow also won the FATEA Innovation Award 2010, an award for music which broadens the appeal of roots-based music. Silent June was mixed and mastered by Neil Ferguson of Chumbawamba and also featured Anna Esslemont and Cormac Byrne (both from Uiscedwr), Jackie Oates and the Solo Players string quartet. Its title refers to the words of one of the songs on the album, "Que Sera", about the execution during World War I of the British nurse Edith Cavell. The album also includes a version of the song "Spancil Hill" and a new song "Too Old To Dream" incorporating a segment of "When I Grow Too Old to Dream", a popular song with music by Sigmund Romberg and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, published in 1934 and recorded by many artists, most notably Gracie Fields. The Fragile O'Hooley & Tidow released a single, "The Last Polar Bear", in November 2011. The song was taken from their second album, The Fragile, featuring Andy Cutting, Jackie Oates, Anna Esslemont and Cormac Byrne, which was released in February 2012. Northern Sky music magazine's reviewer described the song as "utterly beautiful", saying "This is how love songs should be written." The track was issued in November 2012 as a double single with "Gentleman Jack"; this song, also from the album, is about Anne Lister, an early 19th-century Yorkshire lesbian gentlewoman. The album also includes a cover version of Massive Attack's "Teardrop", voted by Guardian music critic Jude Rogers as one of the best tracks of 2012. Robin Denselow of The Guardian described the album as an "intriguing, ambitious set". The Hum Their third album, The Hum, was released on 17 February 2014 and received a four-starred review in The Irish Times. In The Guardian, Robin Denselow described it as the duo's most experimental album to date with "thoughtful, inventive songs about industry, migrant workers and war alongside a sturdy tribute to Pussy Riot; an exquisite lament about motherhood and sacrifice; a mystical love story about a fox who becomes a woman, and a haunting treatment of Ruins By the Shore, the Nic Jones song of time and decay. Surely one of the albums of the year". Live performances The Guardian's Jude Rogers described O'Hooley & Tidow as the weekend's "best band" at the 2012 Cambridge Folk Festival. Colin Irwin, reviewing the acts at the 2014 Cambridge Folk Festival, praised O'Hooley & Tidow's "fine set". Other musical contributions O'Hooley & Tidow also feature on Chumbawamba's album ABCDEFG (2010) and Lucy Ward's debut album Adelphi Has to Fly (2011).

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O'hooley & Tidow

on Fri, 16 Jan 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7.30pm for 8pm

www.Ohooleyand tidow.com Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow, who were both brought up in Yorkshire, met in Huddersfield and started songwriting and performing together in 2009. They share a traditional Irish music background and have family in County Sligo and County Galway. Heidi Tidow also has a German heritage on her mother's side. Recordings Silent June Between August and November 2009 at their home in Golcar, Huddersfield,[5][6][7] they recorded an album, Silent June, which was released on 22 February 2010 to critical acclaim.[8][9][10][11] It was one of MOJO magazine's Top 10 Folk Albums of 2010[12] and won "Best Debut" in the Spiral Awards, organised by Spiral Earth.[13] O'Hooley & Tidow also won the FATEA Innovation Award 2010, an award for music which broadens the appeal of roots-based music. Silent June was mixed and mastered by Neil Ferguson of Chumbawamba and also featured Anna Esslemont and Cormac Byrne (both from Uiscedwr), Jackie Oates and the Solo Players string quartet. Its title refers to the words of one of the songs on the album, "Que Sera", about the execution during World War I of the British nurse Edith Cavell. The album also includes a version of the song "Spancil Hill" and a new song "Too Old To Dream" incorporating a segment of "When I Grow Too Old to Dream", a popular song with music by Sigmund Romberg and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, published in 1934 and recorded by many artists, most notably Gracie Fields. The Fragile O'Hooley & Tidow released a single, "The Last Polar Bear", in November 2011. The song was taken from their second album, The Fragile, featuring Andy Cutting, Jackie Oates, Anna Esslemont and Cormac Byrne, which was released in February 2012. Northern Sky music magazine's reviewer described the song as "utterly beautiful", saying "This is how love songs should be written." The track was issued in November 2012 as a double single with "Gentleman Jack"; this song, also from the album, is about Anne Lister, an early 19th-century Yorkshire lesbian gentlewoman. The album also includes a cover version of Massive Attack's "Teardrop", voted by Guardian music critic Jude Rogers as one of the best tracks of 2012. Robin Denselow of The Guardian described the album as an "intriguing, ambitious set". The Hum Their third album, The Hum, was released on 17 February 2014 and received a four-starred review in The Irish Times. In The Guardian, Robin Denselow described it as the duo's most experimental album to date with "thoughtful, inventive songs about industry, migrant workers and war alongside a sturdy tribute to Pussy Riot; an exquisite lament about motherhood and sacrifice; a mystical love story about a fox who becomes a woman, and a haunting treatment of Ruins By the Shore, the Nic Jones song of time and decay. Surely one of the albums of the year". Live performances The Guardian's Jude Rogers described O'Hooley & Tidow as the weekend's "best band" at the 2012 Cambridge Folk Festival. Colin Irwin, reviewing the acts at the 2014 Cambridge Folk Festival, praised O'Hooley & Tidow's "fine set". Other musical contributions O'Hooley & Tidow also feature on Chumbawamba's album ABCDEFG (2010) and Lucy Ward's debut album Adelphi Has to Fly (2011).

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