An Audience With Phil Beer

on Sun, 26 Feb 2017 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 6:30pm

An audience with Phil Beer has been described as a glimpse into his world where folk, blues, hymns, the sea, the West Country and a life spent in music combine to make a true show. A Phil Beer gig is one spent in the company of a true craftsman, a master musician and consummate performer. Show starts 7.30pm

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Brooks Williams Plus Special Guest Keith Warmington On Harmonica

on Sun, 26 Feb 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Brooks Williams is a man on a mission. He not only tours like a hellhound's on his trail, but creates a super-charged music that is electrifying and fighting fit. His influences fly so fast and furious they blur, yet his sound Well, no one does it like Brooks Williams. He stands on tradition but he doesn't stand still. And he has just created the best album of his twenty-eight year career. My Turn Now, recorded in both England and America, is a rocking collection of eleven songs, seven original and four covers, brought to life by a muscular trio of Brooks Williams on resonator guitar and lead vocals, Richard Gates or A. Murray Kahn on electric bass, and co-producer Chris Pepper on the drums. Also featured is very special guest Sally Barker on backing vocals. Like drinking whiskey from a honey jar, you get both the sweet and the bite. At the centre of My Turn Now is Williams' latest batch of songs. His fans have been buzzing about them since he first debuted them at gigs over a year ago. Words like 'timeless,' 'astutely observed,' 'archetypal' just about cover it. But at its core it is all about contrast. There's Joker's Wild, with its hard-hitting lyrics and J.J. Cale groove. There's Rosalyn, with its buoyant Americana chords and doomed love affair (only the singer hasn't figured that out yet!). There's My Turn Now, a full-on Johnny Winter-fueled blues and a motorcycle racer who's fed up with losing. There's Nine Days' Wonder, with jaunty Ry Cooder-esque slide guitar and a cynical lyric about short-lived sensations. And there's Year Began, one of Williams' most compelling songs to date, about the fateful jump of Evil Knievel over the fountains of Cesar's Palace on New Years' Eve in 1967. And if that weren't enough, who would think Mose Allison's caustic Your Mind Is On Vacation could make such a good rocker? It's all there but the howling feedback. My Turn Now is a perfect storm. It's a collision of roots and evolution. Brooks Williams, born in Statesboro, Georgia (USA), springing from the red Georgia clay, then resettling in England in 2010, where he spends half the year touring Europe and the UK and the other half in the USA. How then does he then create his most American sounding album to date? I don't get that, says Williams. How ironic that I move away from the source of American roots & blues music and end of digging into those roots more and more. Sometimes you gotta move to know where you're from. Williams tours relentlessly. He is on a quest to find the best way to communicate songs to an audience. According to Williams, I've played such a huge variety of gigs over the past few years, and not always to audiences who speak English, and I've toured with a band for the first time in my career as well. If the songs don't speak for themselves in those contexts, you might as well go home. Recent appearances include Celtic Connections (Scotland), Meneer Frits (Netherlands), Cambridge Folk Festival (England), Falcon Ridge Festival (USA), Cathedral Quarter Festival (N. Ireland), and Winnipeg Folk Festival (Canada). All in all, thousands of gigs over thousands of miles! What else can we say about Brooks Williams? He's a great singer. In 2013 he was nominated best male vocalist by the UK's foremost roots-music mavens, Spiral Earth. AmericanaUK says, he has a beautiful voice that you just melt into. He's one helluva good guitar player and is ranked in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists. The San Antonio Light says that Williams is a fret monster who has to be seen to be believed! Over the years he's picked alongside Taj Mahal, John Hammond, Paul Jones, Chris Smither, Little Feat, Maria Muldaur, Shawn Colvin and Leo Kottke, to name but a few. With twenty-two albums to his name, Williams' music has featured on the BBC (UK), RTE (Ireland), CBC (Canada) and NPR (USA) and has charted on the FOLKDJ stations. He can also be heard on Satellite and Internet radio throughout the world. WUMB-FM radio in Boston (USA) voted him one of their Top 100 Artists. Lauded by the likes of Guitar Player, Blues Matters, Acoustic, Maverick, fRoots calls Williams' Americana at its finest! QUOTES A typically classy mix of blues, raggy Americana and healthy new originals, impeccably played and sung as ever. Self-recommending and absolutely beyond criticism! (fRoots) "On top of it all he has a beautiful voice that you just melt into. Brooks Williams is impossible not to like." (americanaUK) How soulful a solo guitarist can be when he has talent, taste and astonishing technique. (Blues Revue) We called him back for three encores! (Blues In Britain) One of America's musical treasures. (Dirty Linen) Melodic virtuosity on the guitar that runs like liquid from his fingers. (The Irish News) Dazzling guitar work! (Acoustic Guitar) Deft, tasteful guitar chops. (Rolling Stone) A fret monster who has to be seen to be believed! (San Antonio Light) A lovely player, a lovely singer, and a great writer. The real thing. (Martin Simpson) Pan-Americana Roots 'n Blues! (Net Rhythms) www.brookswilliams.com Keith Warmington Keith started playing harmonica in the sixties inspired by the Stones Little Red Rooster. He went to college in Cheltenham and got to hear people like Sonny Terry, Little Walter and Sonny Boy Williamson and realised that that was what he really wanted to do. After gigging around France in 1969, Keith moved to Bristol and joined the Village Thing roster as one half of jug band/blues duo Strange Fruit. Later on he spent thirty years working for the BBC as a journalist and presenter, but still playing music all the while. He has recorded sessions with all sorts of people as well as various TV soundtracks for BBC 1 and 2 & Channel 4. He's played with all sorts of musicians including DR John, John Martyn, Andy Sheppard and Mike Silver. More recently, he played on a number of tracks on Brooks Williams' 'Baby O!' album and spent 3 years touring with Steve Tilston as one third of ST Trio. Love playing with Brooks because it feels so natural but always exciting!. http://www.warmington.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/

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Siobhan Miller

on Sun, 26 Feb 2017 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds 7:30pm

One of Scotland's foremost traditional singers, and twice winner of the prestigious Scots Singer of the Year title at the Scots Trad Music Awards, Siobhan Miller has carved out a reputation as one of the finest voices on the Scottish folk scene (The Scotsman). Her soulful and stirring renewal of traditional song effortlessly stills and silences all spaces, from the most vast concert halls to the bar sessions afterwards. Her hotly anticipated second album, released in January 2017, sees Siobhan reimagining a number of songs, handpicked from those which she grew up amongst and performed in her youth. As the finest young interpreter of Scots traditional song (Scotland on Sunday) her chosen material reflects on her musical upbringing whilst forging a unique path forward - with stunning vocal performances atop the instrumental talents of Euan Burton (double bass) and Aaron Jones (guitar).

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Sean Taylor

on Sun, 26 Feb 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ''An absolutely superb guitarist ... reminiscent of John Martyn" Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 ''Superbly tailored songs'' (Four stars) Daily Mirror ''Articulate, compelling ... brilliant'' (Four stars) Mojo Magazine ''A bluesy devotional intensity that rightly draws comparisons to John Martyn" Q Magazine ''A star in the making ...a superb talent'' Metro Sean Taylor is one of the most exciting and hard working names on the roots and blues scene. He has toured all over the UK, Europe and Australia and has supported John Fogerty, Neville Brothers, Robert Cray, Richard Thompson, Tony Joe White, Eric Bibb, Tom Paxton, Band of Horses & Arlo Guthrie. Sean has played Glastonbury festival three times including the Acoustic Stage. Other festival appearances include Cambridge Folk festival, Beautiful Days, Port Fairy Folk festival (Australia), Celtic Connections, Hebridean Celtic Festival, Secret Garden Party, Maverick Festival & Blue Balls Festival (Switzerland). He has released eight albums including one album recorded in Dublin with Trevor Hutchinson (Waterboys) and his last four albums with Mark Hallman (Carole King, Ani di Franco) at Congress House Studios in Austin (TX). Now that he's a seasoned performer and recording artist of ten years standing, Sean Taylor has achieved a special maturity stemming from experience, but also from the excitement in artistic freedom that experience can sometimes bring with his latest album, Flood & Burn. Sean puts it like this: I felt a freedom and confidence in writing the original songs, and in the making of this recording. And that's exciting. It sure comes across. Recorded in Austin, Texas by ace producer Mark Hallman, known for his work with Eliza Gilkyson and Tom Russell amongst others, Flood & Burn is big enough and confident enough to embrace a variety of genres, a range of feel and texture. And this is with such a rare ease, fluidity and mastery that it works completely towards being first of all a great Sean Taylor album. Flood & Burn may be the best thing I have ever done, says Sean Taylor. And Sean's got to be right there. This is an utterly compelling, assured standout album from a top guy on top form. ''Wonderful'' Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio 2 ''A fine blues guitarist ... Taylor is a man to watch' Guardian "Sean Taylor is a wonderfully talented modern troubadour whose sincere, thoughtful songs pull you in. I've had the pleasure of sharing the stage with him. He swings. Check him out!" Eric Bibb ''Sean Taylor's work just gets classier ... His talent might yet puncture the mainstream' Classic Rock 8/10 ''A fine young musician, songwriter and great geezer. I have nothing but admiration for the dedication to his craft.' Danny Thompson "My main listen today - Springsteen and Taylor are cheering my day...brilliant, stunning songs. Great album.' Mike Harding www.seantaylorsongs.com

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Ben Paley & Tab Hunter At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 26 Feb 2017 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

A blistering guitar and fiddle duo. Ben is one of the best and most fiery fiddle players in folk music and Tab can match him stroke for stroke with his kick-arse plectrum guitar. 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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Grand Bal With Les Zéoles

on Sun, 26 Feb 2017 at London The Exmouth Market Centre 5:30pm

UPDATE - Due to visa issues Adama Diop cannot attend. Sons Libres will be replaced by Parisian duo Les Zéoles. Les Zéoles is a dynamic Parisian duo with the diatonic accordion of Amélie Denarié and the chromatic accordion of Anne Guinot who've been playing together for over 10 years. Their self-penned lyrical, bittersweet and playful dance tunes are inspired by both traditional and classical French and European music. Dance is always at the centre of their work, but with their respective training as classical pianists, they also play concerts. They have produced three albums full of great dance music - Des Papillons dans le Ventre (Butterflies in the Belly) in 2009, Sur Mesure in 2011 and Urban Rhaphsodies in 2015. If you've never done european folk dance before, don't worry it's really easy. We'll start of the evening with a dance class to show you all the steps you need to know to enjoy the evening. Doors open 17:30 Dance class 18:00-19:00 Social dancing 19:00-22:00 TICKETS £15 on the door £12 + booking fee in advance VIDEO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ve3NLCWccP0&feature=youtu.be&t=1m12s

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Folk In The Chapel

on Sun, 26 Feb 2017 at Lewes Westgate Chapel 2:00pm

Performers to be announced

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Folk In The Chapel

on Sun, 26 Feb 2017 at Lewes Westgate Chapel 2:00pm

Performers to be announced

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Shake The Chains

on Mon, 27 Feb 2017 at London St John on Bethnal Green 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE THAT DOORS OPEN 7PM LIVE MUSIC STARTS AT 7:30PM SO PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY A new touring commission from celebrated UK contemporary folk singer/songwriters exploring the history of the role song has played in social change. From the industrial revolution, universal suffrage and the slave trade, through to CND, Rock against Racism and the Miners' strike, song is a common and integral factor in all the movements that have sought to instigate change. Featuring Nancy Kerr, Hannah Martin, Greg Russell, Findlay Napier, Tim Yates

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Siobhan Miller

on Mon, 27 Feb 2017 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

One of Scotland's foremost traditional singers, and twice winner of the prestigious Scots Singer of the Year title at the Scots Trad Music Awards, Siobhan Miller has carved out a reputation as one of the finest voices on the Scottish folk scene (The Scotsman). Her soulful and stirring renewal of traditional song effortlessly stills and silences all spaces, from the most vast concert halls to the bar sessions afterwards. Her hotly anticipated second album, released in January 2017, sees Siobhan reimagining a number of songs, handpicked from those which she grew up amongst and performed in her youth. As the finest young interpreter of Scots traditional song (Scotland on Sunday) her chosen material reflects on her musical upbringing whilst forging a unique path forward - with stunning vocal performances atop the instrumental talents of Euan Burton (double bass) and Aaron Jones (guitar).

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Marty O'reilly

on Mon, 27 Feb 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Marty O'Reilly first played solo as a young college kid back when he was starting at the University of Santa Cruz. He sat in on open mic nights, tipped pints at the bar and engaged his new community. These days he's normally the front man for Marty O'Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra, but this is just the guy, his harmonica and guitar, playing songs he wrote or just songs he loves to play. Sometimes it is hard to separate a band guy from his band and have the music translate on a similar level. Not with Marty O'Reilly. Marty's a powerhouse player and an even stronger singer. And while it is nearly impossible to classify the sound of The Old Soul Orchestra as a band, it is fair to say that a Marty solo show will find its legs rooted in Blues and Gospel, drawing heavily on the roots of what makes American music great. O'Reilly plays with the conviction of a veteran Chicago blues man that belies his Sonoma County roots. He plays straight ahead and aggressively, weaving songs into medleys with such skill that the listener might not know when one song ends and the next begins. His guitar attack is fierce, he beats strings with rapid strums and furious note runs. He sways and convulses, throwing his whole body into the music, his head thrown back and mouth agape as he bridges verses. The song can swing wildly and he can end abruptly leaving sonic ellipses on the last line. These solo nights beg exploration of every nook and cranny of the songs. This is not to say Marty goes down some jam band rabbit hole, he just . . . explores. The audience come to expect the departure; they are accepting of the journey and willing to go along lyrically and musically. This is what makes these gigs so special. www.martyoreilly.com

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Richard Digance

on Mon, 27 Feb 2017 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Richard Digance

on Mon, 27 Feb 2017 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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The Ben Somers String Band

on Mon, 27 Feb 2017 at London The Harrison;'' 7:00pm

Original and traditional , bluegrass, old time and modern acoustic music. The band comprises four musicians from around Europe and is led by London based musician Ben Somers who has worked with the likes of Seal, Dr John, Dizzee Rascal, Bruce Molsky, Taylor Swift, Dirk Powell and more. Ben Somers - double bass/sax/vocals Evan Davies - Mandolin/Vocals Marius Pibarot - Fiddle/Vocals Dorian Ricaux - Guitar/Vocals https://vimeo.com/193352418

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The Siobhan Miller Band

on Tue, 28 Feb 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Two-time winner of Scots Singer of the Year, Siobhan Miller is widely regarded as one of the foremost vocalists in Scotland. Her soulful and stirring renewal of traditional song effortlessly stills and silences all spaces, from the most vast concert halls to the bar sessions afterwards. Her debut solo album, Flight of Time produced by James Grant and nominated for album of the year at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2015 marks an exciting new chapter in a sparkling career that stretches back to her early teens. A recipient of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, alongside Jeana Leslie with whom she went on to release two acclaimed albums and tour internationally, Siobhan is also a former member of folk group Salt House, whose album was heralded as seamless by The Guardian. Her style has been honed through collaborations and studies with many of Scotland's top musicians. She is part of the all-star cast and a featured solo singer within Far Far from Ypres, directed by Ian MacCalman, has performed on Broadway, New York, and in 2014 was a guest singer with National Theatre of Scotland in their Alternative Burns production. Nationwide television appearances, performances for royalty and heads of state, and outings at many of the UK's major folk festivals including Cambridge, Cropredy, Towersey, Underneath the Stars, Orkney, Shetland, and The Great British Folk Festival illustrate just why she has been lauded as the finest young interpreter of Scots traditional song (Scotland on Sunday).

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Cardboard Fox

on Tue, 28 Feb 2017 at Malton The Milton Rooms 7:00pm

With roots in bluegrass music, their collective influences reach much further. The band features the sibling harmonies of Charlotte and Laura Carrivick (the Carrivick Sisters) on guitar/vocals and fiddle/vocals respectively, the extraordinary talents of young mandolin player Joe Tozer and the driving and technically demanding double bass playing and harmony vocals of John Breese. A focus on original songs with a strong pop sensibility and energetic live shows makes this acoustic quartet so special.Winners of the 2015 Spiral Earth Award for Best Debut, Cardboard Fox are an exciting new four piece with a fast growing fan base. Find out more at www.cardboardfox.co.uk

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Balkan Brass: Dzambo Agusevi Orchestra & Mamak Khadem

on Tue, 28 Feb 2017 at London The Forge, Camden 7:00pm

DZAMBO AGUSEVI, from Strumica Macedonia, realised every Balkan brass player's dream to win the legendary Guca Brass Festival Worldwide Contest 2011. His orchestra, with Roma roots, play music that reaches eastwards from Skopje to Istanbul. They've been BANNED from several competitions for winning too often! Get ready to be blown away!!! WATCH https://youtu.be/ScM0EDBSFqw?t=4s MAMAK KHADEM's acclaimed album "The Road" (selected as Songlines Magazine: Top of the World) crosses borders from Iran to the Balkans, seeking common threads and features Dzambo Agusevi Orchestra. Her earlier project Axiom of Choice established her as a leading Persian fusion artist to stunningly emotional and spiritual effect. L.A. based, this is only the second London appearance of this stunning contemporary Iranian singer. WATCH A THOUSAND STRINGS https://youtu.be/T8a0oMl92tU THOSE EYES (with Dzambo's band) https://youtu.be/gaepYIhD238 OLCAY BAYIR delights in sharing her Anatolian roots. Following her highly-rated album Neva, her new sound for a forthcoming album mixes powerful original material with traditional songs, while her opera-trained songbird voice never fails to hit the heart and communicate even to those unfamiliar with the music of Turkey. WATCH https://youtu.be/qc7_bMIcGiE

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Gwdihw Presents Rum Puppets, With Little Folk & More

on Tue, 28 Feb 2017 at Cardiff Gwdihw 7:30pm

Lifting the spirits with gorgeous folk-rock catchiness and a mix of Uke, guitar and trumpetting tunes we can't wait to get Rum Puppets amongst the 'Nest. Growing their work since 2012, they bring wide-scaped Alt-rock which manages to be stirring yet meditative at once - epic but personal stuff!

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Courtney Marie Andrews

on Wed, 1 Mar 2017 at Coventry The Tin at The Coal Vaults 8:00pm

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Courtney Marie Andrews

on Wed, 1 Mar 2017 at Coventry The Tin at The Coal Vaults 8:00pm

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Marty O'reilly

on Wed, 1 Mar 2017 at Nottingham The Running Horse 8:00pm

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Jim Causley

on Wed, 1 Mar 2017 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Folk In The Owl's Nest Presents The Little Unsaid

on Wed, 1 Mar 2017 at Cardiff Gwdihw 7:30pm

Combining minimalist electronics, cinematic strings, hypnotic piano loops and Elliott's androgynous vocals, The Little Unsaid's leading single Symptomatic sees the band refining what Dots and Dashes has called their 'giddying conflation of folk, electronica and lavish orchestrationone of the supposed genre's grandest successes thus far.' Elliott's sparsely poetic lyrics depict a person grieving the sudden return of their inner demons after convincing themselves they were 'out of the woods.' "People Poems somewhat resemble a dream pairing of Antony Hegarty and Joanna Newsom... It's powerful, soul-bearing stuff, a rewarding listen and possessed of an uncommon and individual beauty." - North Leeds Life Magazine.

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Stompin' Dave

on Thu, 2 Mar 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Stompin' Dave Allen returns to the Chapel Art Centre on Thursday 2nd March. He's been described by Maverick Magazine as one of the world's greatest performers and by Blues In Britain as a downright genius. The Dorset based Stompin' Dave is a vocalist, multi instrumentalist and dancer. He sings and plays guitar, banjo, fiddle, harmonica, piano and tap dances in an old-time, flat-footing style, often whilst playing an instrument. With twenty five years of performing experience Dave has worked exclusively as a musician and performed across the UK and beyond including major festivals such as Glastonbury, Bestival, and Camp Bestival, etc. Dave has performed at many bluegrass, blues, country, folk, rock n roll and old-time music festivals including some major festivals such as Glastonbury, Bestival, and Camp Bestival, etc. A former member of former UK blues band of the year The Producers, Stompin' Dave was nominated for a British Blues Award in the acoustic act category 2014. Winner of the FOAOTMAD old-time banjo competition 2011 and 2013. Dave has performed many concerts in art centres and theatres alongside touring musicians from the USA including the legendary Whitetop Mountain Band from Virginia, W.C. Handy award winner Guy Davis, International Bluegrass Achievement award winner Alice Gerrard, and Jack Lawrence musical partner of guitar great Doc Watson, as well as many others. Stompin' Dave has been billed as a headline act at festivals, these have included The Cornish Folk Festival, National Banjo Day and The Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival. He has made several visits to the USA including competing in the US national bluegrass banjo, and international flatpicking guitar contests. Last summer Dave was invited by world renowned rock guitarist Jeff Beck to perform at his new album showcase. Stompin' Dave is a master of all kinds of American roots...a formidable musician and a true original. The Daily Telegraph. www.stompindave.com/

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Len Graham

on Thu, 2 Mar 2017 at Guildford Institute 7:30pm

County Antrim born, Len Graham has been a full-time professional traditional singer since 1982. After he won the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann traditional singing competion in 1971 his reputation began to spread, and at the same time his own passion for the songs of his native Ulster was growing. From the early 1960s Len sought out and recorded older singers such as Eddie Butcher and Joe Holmes. Over the years, Len has collaborated and worked with numerous musicians, poets and storytellers. His association with the late John Campbell brought storytelling and song to a world audience. Their work together over twenty years made a significant contribution toward creating a deeper cross-community understanding of shared cultural traditions during many years of conflict in the north of Ireland.

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Len Graham

on Thu, 2 Mar 2017 at Guildford Institute 7:30pm

County Antrim born, Len Graham has been a full-time professional traditional singer since 1982. After he won the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann traditional singing competion in 1971 his reputation began to spread, and at the same time his own passion for the songs of his native Ulster was growing. From the early 1960s Len sought out and recorded older singers such as Eddie Butcher and Joe Holmes. Over the years, Len has collaborated and worked with numerous musicians, poets and storytellers. His association with the late John Campbell brought storytelling and song to a world audience. Their work together over twenty years made a significant contribution toward creating a deeper cross-community understanding of shared cultural traditions during many years of conflict in the north of Ireland.

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Mad Dog Mcrae

on Thu, 2 Mar 2017 at Lyme Regis Marine Theatre 7:00pm

Mad Dog Mcrae 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 ballads of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies.

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Matt Quinn

on Thu, 2 Mar 2017 at Doncaster Brewery and Tap 7:00pm

8pm: Matt Quinn 10pm: Singing Session www.singingtogether.co.uk

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Fannys Parlour

on Thu, 2 Mar 2017 at Martock Secret Venue 7:30pm

2 course supper with 2 fabulous bands

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Miranda Sykes And Rex Preston At Evenlode Folk

on Fri, 3 Mar 2017 at Finstock Village Hall 7:30pm

Doors from 7.30pm, performance from 8.00pm. Evenlode Folk at Finstock Village Hall presents: Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston have emerged to become one of the most sought after duos on the English folk & roots scene. The striking combination of the flame headed double bass player & virtuoso mandolin player create music that Folk Roots say is: A musical partnership made in heaven. Scintillating, sensitive and brilliant! Well known for the last 8 years as a central component of Show of Hands, Miranda has an exquisite and spine-tingling voice, whilst Rex, with his exuberant and flamboyant playing style, has built a reputation as one of the finest mandolin players in the UK.

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Don Kipper

on Fri, 3 Mar 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Don Kipper are an award-winning innovative ensemble playing and transforming a wide range of traditional musical forms, from Turkish Fasıl and Greek Rebetiko to Gypsy Jazz and Klezmer. While we attempt to root ourselves deeply in these traditions we always seek to explore radical interpretations and taut arrangements full of complex harmonies, polyrhythms and imaginative improvisation.

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Hadrian's Union

on Fri, 3 Mar 2017 at Ulverston Sports Club 7:45pm

Contemporary folk indie band Hadrian's Union are back with a brand new five piece line-up, sound and material. Initially starting life as a duo, Hadrian's Union formed in 2010 and were signed to independent label Fellside Records in 2013, which spawned the seeds of such bands as Bellowhead and recent Folk Award winners Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar. Sadly, the band disbanded later that year and lead singer and songwriter Stew Simpson took a year out to write a new album. Stew said: After the initial Hadrian's Union broke up I decided to take a year out. During that year I took on one gig to test out some material, and at that gig I met Robin Jowett and Brian Bell who were playing a gig. I instantly saw their talent and went out of my way to talk to them to see if they would like to play on my next record. They asked me what I wanted, I said I really want drums and I miss the fiddle sound. They put out an advert and the first two guys they auditioned on the same day just fit like a glove. Within ten seconds I was like, this is it. This is the sound I've been looking for all my life. Completing the line-up with Stew (vocals and guitar), Robin (melodeon and keys) and Brian (bass) are drummer Dave Pratt and violinist Malcolm Bushby. Since coming together, the band have worked hard to develop a new sound which incorporates all of their musical influences including Lindisfarne, Home Service, Stackridge, Bonzo Dog Dooh Dah Band, Morris On and Fairport Convention.

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Lewis And Leigh Http://www.lewisandleigh.com/

on Fri, 3 Mar 2017 at Wokingham Emmbrook Sports & Social Club 7:45am

We are honoured to have Lewis and Leigh playing for us. They are one of the UK very best acts. They are touring with Deacon Blue in November and December and lots of venues are sold out. Check out their website http://www.lewisandleigh.com/ and buy yours before we sell out

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Daria Kulesh

on Fri, 3 Mar 2017 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

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

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Benjamin Folke Thomas - Album Launch Show

on Fri, 3 Mar 2017 at London The Islington 7:30pm

The London launch for Swedish singer-songwriter Benjamin Folke Thomas' new album - COPENHAGEN. Recorded in Gothenburg with his band, The Swedish Folk Mafia, the album extends Ben's repertoire of soul-searching songs and seeing lyrics. Support artist is former ahab singer-writer Dave Burn.

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4square

on Fri, 3 Mar 2017 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

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Imc Presents: International Acoustic Showcase

on Fri, 3 Mar 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:00pm

Following from last years successful event, IMC returns to The Harrison with four more amazing performers in intimate surroundings. This years showcase is a truely international affair. From Hong Kong we have Sakura, from Brighton there is Polly Garter, travelling from Holland is Meryl & A Bit Of Yellow and closing the evening from London is Zoe Konez! For more information on the night, artist profiles, videos and audio please have a look at www.facebook.com/WeareIMC.

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Imc Presents: International Acoustic Showcase

on Fri, 3 Mar 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:00pm

Following from last years successful event, IMC returns to The Harrison with four more amazing performers in intimate surroundings. This years showcase is a truely international affair. From Hong Kong we have Sakura, from Brighton there is Polly Garter, travelling from Holland is Meryl & A Bit Of Yellow and closing the evening from London is Zoe Konez! For more information on the night, artist profiles, videos and audio please have a look at www.facebook.com/WeareIMC.

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The Fobo Jug Band

on Fri, 3 Mar 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... The FoBo Jug Band are a ragtime country-blues outfit sure to get your feet stomping. With one foot firmly routed in the sounds of the Mississippi, these three talented young men will hypnotise you with their guitar, piano, harp and washboard melodies of old.

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Marty O'reilly

on Fri, 3 Mar 2017 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

MrWishyWashy presents Launderette Sessions http://www.oldcinemalaunderette.uk/retro-gig-venue https://www.facebook.com/LaunderetteSessions/ https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g190832-d6612072-Reviews-Old_Cinema_Launderette-Durham_County_Durham_England.html https://mobile.twitter.com/LaunderetteSess https://www.instagram.com/launderette_sessions/ Old Cinema Launderette is a mix of standing and seating. If you wish to be seated it is best to arrive early. Doors open at 7pm. If you have any special needs please advise us by email to mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com and we will do our very best to accommodate these. The launderette is wheelchair friendly as is our beautiful toilet. All timings are approximate but generally:- Support 19.50 Headline 20.30 Old Cinema Launderette is a licenced venue and also serves OCC Coffee and Yorkshire Tea. We have a selection of fruit Teas and posh soft drinks About Marty. Explaining Marty O'Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra's music is like describing a remembered dream. It feels familiar, but at the same time it feels new. It's blues but not blues, folk but not folk, soulful but not soul. Marty's voice is beautiful and distinctive, his lyrics stark yet lush over gritty electrified guitar. Chris Lynch's violin, Matt Goff's percussion and Ben Berry's rich bass meld beautifully. The chemistry of these friends is obvious. But one can also hear an urgency in the songs, expressing something elemental and perhaps contradictory: love and anger, joy and pain. The live performance is at the core of this project: the band enters a trance and the music is born again as something new every night. They go from raw gospel blues to cinematic epics, from heavy driving grooves to delicately arranged folk songs. They leave the stage out of breath, the ground littered with broken strings and bow hairs. It's hard to describe, impossible to categorize. Yet people who know the music will try to explain it to you, just as you might struggle to explain a dream in the morning. The visions might slip away as you recount them, but the feeling remains. The band formed in Santa Cruz California in 2012 and has been touring relentlessly ever since, from San Francisco to New Orleans to London to Seattle. They invite you to join them. "A band true to its name: soulful" -NPR "Delightful... well crafted music" -SF Weekly "Raw musical excellence... guitar, fiddle and double bass played to within an inch of their inanimate lives." -4000 Miles to Nashville "Definitely on the top of the Americana list penned by any serious connoisseur of roots music this year." -Portland Tribune

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Fannys Roving Folk Club

on Fri, 3 Mar 2017 at Bridport The Chapel in the Garden 8:00pm

A night of Country, Western Swing and Cajun blues.

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Fannys Roving Folk Club

on Fri, 3 Mar 2017 at Bridport The Chapel in the Garden 8:00pm

A night of Country, Western Swing and Cajun blues.

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Archie Fisher In Concert

on Fri, 3 Mar 2017 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Very much the Grand Old Man of Scottish Folk Performance "Archie Fisher MBE (born October 23, 1939) is a Scottish folk singer and songwriter.[1] He has released several solo albums since his first, eponymous album in 1968. Fisher composed the song, "The Final Trawl," which he recorded on the album, Windward Away. Several other groups and singers, including The Clancy Brothers, have also recorded it. Starting in the mid-1970s, he produced four folk albums with Makem and Clancy. He also performed with them and other groups as a backup singer and guitarist. He hosted his own radio show on BBC Radio Scotland for almost three decades. " With support from Pete Davies

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Tim Edey In Concert@faversham Assembly Rooms

on Fri, 3 Mar 2017 at Faversham Assembly rooms 7:30pm

"Stunning" Aled Jones, BBC, Singer Renowned world, roots&celtic musician&entertainer BBC Musician of the year Tim Edey in concert. Tim Edey is brilliant in every which way. As a guitarist he has few peers. As a box player he's a magician. As a character he's off the scale Colin Irwin, fRoots

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Helter Skelter 2am Party With Dirty Bourbon River Show, Tashkezar + Levent & Taylor

on Fri, 3 Mar 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of New Orleans Big Brass Circus Rock, Balkan and Middle Eastern folk, Gypsy Jazz and Flamenco at Jamboree. The Dirty Bourbon River Show deftly melds sounds that range from hard-edged blues to Lisztian piano-driven ballads to New Orleans brass Their albums and live shows (both heavily intertwined) pair exuberant, syncopated lyrics with complex, harmony-rich songwriting and orchestration. They switch instruments mid-show (sometimes even mid-song), they all sing (except the drummer, of course), and they all have a penchant for theatrics (?reballs, group chants and stomps, whiskey pours whatever the imagination calls for). A circus-like barrage of sound serving as entrance music for a magical mystery tour of whiskey-soaked French Quarter back alleys, Rory Callais, OffBeat Genetically theatrical appetite-whetting a snow-globe carnival segueing seamlessly from kazoo- and clarinet-blown circus shenanigans to smooth-croon lounge, jazzy sax solos and staccato piano jams Noah Bonaparte Pais, Gambit Weekly Helter Skelter 2am Party With Dirty Bourbon River Show, Tashkezar + Levent & Taylor · (Edit) Friday 3 March 2017 Dirty Bourbon River Show, Tashkezar + Levent & Taylor Doors: 8pm till 2am Entry Price: £8 advance / £10 at the door » Buy Tickets New Orleans Big Brass Circus Rock * Balkan * Middle Eastern * Gypsy Jazz * Flamenco The Dirty Bourbon River Show deftly melds sounds that range from hard-edged blues to Lisztian piano-driven ballads to New Orleans brass Their albums and live shows (both heavily intertwined) pair exuberant, syncopated lyrics with complex, harmony-rich songwriting and orchestration. They switch instruments mid-show (sometimes even mid-song), they all sing (except the drummer, of course), and they all have a penchant for theatrics (?reballs, group chants and stomps, whiskey pours whatever the imagination calls for). A circus-like barrage of sound serving as entrance music for a magical mystery tour of whiskey-soaked French Quarter back alleys, Rory Callais, OffBeat Genetically theatrical appetite-whetting a snow-globe carnival segueing seamlessly from kazoo- and clarinet-blown circus shenanigans to smooth-croon lounge, jazzy sax solos and staccato piano jams Noah Bonaparte Pais, Gambit Weekly The band are currently preparing for the release of their 10th studio album The Flying Musical Circus. Tashkezar present a refreshing and groovy retelling of songs from the Balkans to the Middle East and beyond. Their warm and energetic performances evoke shifting moods and atmospheres, weaving a tapestry of delicate melodies, vocal harmonies, mesmeric percussion, punchy brass, and wild floor shaking basslines. Levent and Taylor's unique sound incorporates elements of gypsy jazz, classical, traditional, world music and blues. They play a varied set of original material and covers from artists such as Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli , Duke Ellington, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Bach, Nat King Cole and Miles Davis.

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Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin

on Fri, 3 Mar 2017 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

Winners of the Best Folk Act in the 2012 South West Music Awards, Best Duo in the 2013 Spiral Folk Awards and the Best Duo in the 2014 BBC Folk Awards, this truly unique twosome are at the forefront of the new global folk movement. They will amaze you with their astonishing instrumental virtuosity, their genre-bending material and their warm personalities. A real force to be reckoned with! In 2009, Phillip, one of the UK's finest slide guitarists and harmonica players, moved into a tent in south Devon. He had just returned from studying Indian classical guitar in Calcutta with world expert Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya. He had his tent, his car, and a five year plan to earn a living through his music. Playing in alt-folk outfit The Roots Union, he met Devonian fiddle-singer Hannah Martin, and the pair instantly recognised a very powerful musical connection. When the band ended, they continued as a duo, playing all over the country, from Glastonbury festival to busking sessions on the seafront at Sidmouth Folk Week. It was during one of these busking stints that they were spotted by Steve Knightley (Show Of Hands) that now goes down in folk legend. Recognising the potential of Henry and Martin's partnership, Knightley invited them to accompany Show Of Hands on a nationwide tour, culminating with a show at the Royal Albert Hall at Easter 2012. The last 18 months have been their busiest to date. They recorded a concert, Live In Calstock, to make a record of their sound during these initial years; the resulting album once again went down a storm with the critics, "utterly inspired and magnificent" (Spiral Earth). They toured with folk legend Seth Lakeman. They attended Folk Alliance in Kansas City, and bookings for Canada and Australia in 2016 swiftly followed. As well as around 130 UK dates, they have also played in South Africa, France, Norway, Japan, The Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium during this period. Watershed, Henry and Martin's keenly anticipated third studio album, is their most emotionally charged, personal and pertinent work to date, drawing on personal experience to create edgier, grittier material whilst retaining an 'everyman' empathy. The alchemy of Martin's ever evocative songwriting, fiddle and banjo playing and the much extolled skills of Henry on dobro, harmonica and lap steel fuse into a wholly distinctive world sound - songs of lament, tunes of hope, and totally unpredictable twist and turn music - to further endorse the reputation of a duo who have deservedly gained a rapid and sure foothold in the higher echelons of the roots genre.

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Gwdihw Presents Me And My Friends

on Fri, 3 Mar 2017 at Cardiff Gwdihw 9:00pm

Melding golden-ear 1970s West African & Caribbean music with finger-style guitar afro-folk, we're excited to welcome Me & My Friends to Gwdihw on March 3rd! Following their acclaimed, mesmerising second LP, 'Hide Your Way', on Soundway Records they've enthralled festival audiences across the UK with their breathless live show with the playfulness and rhythmic agility which has come to define their sound. Bound by a mutual love of the sun-drenched vintage sounds of afrobeat, soukous, highlife and roots reggae, the UK-based 5-piece marry the emotional power of folk music with early jazz and delta-blues singing, the driving rhythms of West-Africa's golden era and the heart and soul of the great roots-reggae songwriters. It's a powerful mix that comes alive in person, so don't miss out on a rare Cardiff date! Support TBC

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Steve Tilston

on Fri, 3 Mar 2017 at Wigan The Old Courts 7:00pm

We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Steve to his first appearance at Acoustic Roots. He is celebrating 45 years in the music business and he's on fine form as ever: awarded Male Vocalist of the Year in 2015 by Fatea magazine for example. His latest solo CD, Truth To Tell, earned accolades from media and fans alike (The Guardian 4 stars, R2 5 stars), and made it onto fROOTS album choice and The Telegraph's top 100 folk albums of 2015. He's also just released The Janus Game with fellow songwriter Jez Lowe, an album of brand new co-writes, marking a fruitful collaboration. He's appeared live in session on Mark Radcliffe's Folk Show and Bob Harris Sunday as well as TV appearances on Later with Jools Holland and BBC Four Songwriters' Circle. He's also published a novel, All for Poor Jack, which is a mighty good read and has been enjoyed by Bob Dylan no less! For more information and samples of Steve's work visit www.stevetilston.com Steve will be supported on the night by Paul McClure, a Rutland based singer-songwriter, whose influences include Elliott Smith, Ron Sexsmith and Rufus Wainwright. More details can be found at www.paulmccluremusic.com Doors are at 19:00 for a 19:30 start

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Steve Tilston

on Fri, 3 Mar 2017 at Wigan The Old Courts 7:00pm

We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Steve to his first appearance at Acoustic Roots. He is celebrating 45 years in the music business and he's on fine form as ever: awarded Male Vocalist of the Year in 2015 by Fatea magazine for example. His latest solo CD, Truth To Tell, earned accolades from media and fans alike (The Guardian 4 stars, R2 5 stars), and made it onto fROOTS album choice and The Telegraph's top 100 folk albums of 2015. He's also just released The Janus Game with fellow songwriter Jez Lowe, an album of brand new co-writes, marking a fruitful collaboration. He's appeared live in session on Mark Radcliffe's Folk Show and Bob Harris Sunday as well as TV appearances on Later with Jools Holland and BBC Four Songwriters' Circle. He's also published a novel, All for Poor Jack, which is a mighty good read and has been enjoyed by Bob Dylan no less! For more information and samples of Steve's work visit www.stevetilston.com Steve will be supported on the night by Paul McClure, a Rutland based singer-songwriter, whose influences include Elliott Smith, Ron Sexsmith and Rufus Wainwright. More details can be found at www.paulmccluremusic.com Doors are at 19:00 for a 19:30 start

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Cosgrave & Banks

on Fri, 3 Mar 2017 at Rattery Village Hall 7:00pm

Sublime acoustic music from Britain, Europe and beyond. They have a great rapport with the audience so should be a very enjoyable evening. There will be a licensed bar. Performance starts at 7.30.

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Cosgrave & Banks

on Fri, 3 Mar 2017 at Rattery Village Hall 7:00pm

Sublime acoustic music from Britain, Europe and beyond. They have a great rapport with the audience so should be a very enjoyable evening. There will be a licensed bar. Performance starts at 7.30.

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Jodie Marie

on Fri, 3 Mar 2017 at Carmarthen The Parrot Music Bar 8:00pm

Jodie Marie plays The Parrot with full band. Doors 8pm

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The Ben Somers String Band

on Fri, 3 Mar 2017 at Towersey The Three Horseshoes 7:30pm

A fresh approach to bluegrass & Old Time string band music. The Ben Somers String Band comprises four fantastic musicians from the UK and France who play a mix of original and traditional acoustic music. The group is led by Ben Somers, multi instrumentalist, session musician based in London whose recent credits include Taylor Swift, Seal, Dr John, Bruce Molsky, Dizzee Rascal and many more. The group also feature Marius Pibarot on fiddle, Evan Davies on mandolin and Dorian Ricaux on guitar.

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Luke Tuchscherer And The Penny Dreadfuls

on Sat, 4 Mar 2017 at Bury St Edmunds The Hunter Club 6:00pm

Singer/songwriter LUKE TUCHSCHERER is a Bedford-based songwriter. He released his debut album, 'You Get So Alone At Times That It Just Makes Sense', in 2014. Recorded with producer Tom Peters, the album reflects the more acoustic side of Tuchscherer's songwriting featuring confessional songs, storytelling and social commentary and has attracted universal critical acclaim. The album was voted second best album of the year in Americana UK's reader's poll (and Luke was named second best male artist) and featured on multiple Best of 2014 lists. His second album 'Always Be True' is expected in 2017. Luke Tuchscherer knows his way into a good song, and You Get So Alone... is loaded with them. Invoking love, loss and the intricacies of the human condition, Tuchscherer's impassioned vocals and tasteful Americana instrumentation herald him as one of the finer new singer/songwriters of today. Rob Bleetstein, Americana Radio Chart founder Support from Bury's premier sex, death and cowgirl-obsessed country sextet THE WILSONS, indie-pop-folk-rock trio ME AND THE MOON and more tbc.

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Keith Thompson Band

on Sat, 4 Mar 2017 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

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Keith Thompson Band

on Sat, 4 Mar 2017 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

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Rab Noakes

on Sat, 4 Mar 2017 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

MrWishyWashy presents Launderette Sessions http://www.oldcinemalaunderette.uk/retro-gig-venue https://www.facebook.com/LaunderetteSessions/ https://mobile.twitter.com/LaunderetteSess https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g190832-d6612072-Reviews-Old_Cinema_Launderette-Durham_County_Durham_England.html https://www.instagram.com/launderette_sessions/ Old Cinema Launderette is a mix of standing and seating. If you wish to be seated it is best to arrive early. Doors open at 7pm. If you have any special needs please advise us by email to mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com and we will do our very best to accommodate these. The launderette is wheelchair friendly as is our beautiful toilet. All timings are approximate but generally:- Support 19.50 Headline 20.30 Old Cinema Launderette is a licenced venue and also serves OCC Coffee and Yorkshire Tea. We have a selection of fruit Teas and posh soft drinks. Rab Noakes biography Rab Noakes is a force to be reckoned with in the world of music in Scotland and beyond. 2016 has seen him continue to tour in support of 'I'm walkin' here' and engage in a number of interesting collaborations. 2015 was eventful in unexpected ways and has not quite been the continuation to 2014 that was anticipated. The scheduled released of the Double CD 'I'm walkin' here' in May was rescheduled to October. The album features many new songs and interpretations. It has been cited in reviews and has attracted positive comment from audience and journalists alike. Rab is hard to pin down in terms of influences. He is an accomplished songwriter whose songs reflect his lifelong interest in the popular song, in folk song and in songwriting. Alongside his acclaimed performance skills as applied to his own compositions his celebrated interpretations feature songs from sources as diverse as Elizabeth Cotten to Beck Hansen. His professional life embraces such activities as media production. Rab is also elected to the Executive Committee of the Musicians' Union so, at times, he'll be representing the MU membership somewhere in the world. In January 2015 Rab played a significant guest role in the prestigious Opening Concert at Celtic Connections, an orchestration of Martyn Bennett's acclaimed 'Grit' album by Greg Lawson. As far as previous recordings go 2014 saw the CD release of two albums plus one EP. The 40th anniversary of 'Red Pump Special' was issued, along with 'Demos and Rarities Vol2 adventures with Gerry Rafferty'. The EP 'Reunited', a performance-based clutch of songs with Barbara Dickson, is also now available. So, 2014 was busy and productive for Rab. A sold-out January concert at Glasgow's Celtic Connections featured the whole of the 1974 album 'Red Pump Special' in the first half followed by selections from his newer songs in the second. This show was also delivered in a more stripped-down version in June. Not to mention the creative collaborations. These include the 'Reunited' tour with Barbara Dickson. He has also been touring with acclaimed Gaelic singer Kathleen MacInnes with a variation on their 'Love, Ballads and Murder' show. Rab's first fully-professional engagements were in 1967. 50 years and over 20 albums later he remains a vital, popular, prolific and acclaimed songwriter and performer. Constant highlights in his performing life have been a continually well-received series of solo shows plus the production of, and performance in, celebratory commemorative concerts on Gerry Rafferty and Michael Marra. Rab's first album 'Do you see the lights?' was released in 1970. Thirty years later in the year 2000 he, along with his wife Stephy, formed their own record label, Neon, and produced a couple of new releases. Before he and Stephy set up Neon in 1995 he spent an eight-year spell at the BBC where he produced music and entertainment shows radio in Manchester for Network Radio and subsequently headed the entertainment department at Radio Scotland. A formal job in that medium was appropriate as the radio had played a major part in Noakes's creative development from an early age. A relationship with Gerry Rafferty continued from the time Rab was a founder member of Stealers Wheel. He played guitar on one of Rafferty's later albums, 'Over my Head'. During 2016 he can be found on tour solo, in collaboration with others and in his part as a singer and guitar-player in 'Grit' which will play at both WOMAD and Edinburgh International Festivals. In May of 2017 Rab turns 70 and celebrates the 50th anniversary of his first properly-billed, paid gig. These landmarks will be celebrated throughout next year, across the country and beyond. So, further into the 21st century you'll most likely find Rab on the road, playing in a town near you, either solo or in one of his creative collaborations. It'll be some time yet until he stops making songs, TV and radio programmes or some other creative noise.

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Marry Waterson & David A. Jaycock

on Sat, 4 Mar 2017 at Coventry The Tin at The Coal Vaults 8:00pm

Saturday 4th March 2017 see the nominees for 'Best Duo' and 'Best Original Track' at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016, Marry Waterson & David A. Jaycock.

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Marry Waterson & David A. Jaycock

on Sat, 4 Mar 2017 at Coventry The Tin at The Coal Vaults 8:00pm

Saturday 4th March 2017 see the nominees for 'Best Duo' and 'Best Original Track' at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016, Marry Waterson & David A. Jaycock.

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Dale Storr - New Orleans Piano Show (london Exclusive)

on Sat, 4 Mar 2017 at London Seven Dials Club;;' 7:30pm

'He was absolutely phenomenal - just Dale and a piano and he brought the house down. It's more than just his technical brilliance that makes the show - he's promoting a new solo album and chooses a fantastic set of New Orleans repertoire for this show, with really interesting chats in between songs that show his encyclopaedic knowledge of and passion for the subject. He's nominated in the Best Keyboard Player in the British Blues Awards and I'm not surprised' Mark Tattersall - Artistic Director Dorchester Arts 'If there is a better New Orleans-style pianist in the UK than the outrageously talented Dale Storr, please point me in his or her direction because he or she must be very, very special' Lionel Ross, Blues in Britain 'A Tour-de-force of Rockin' New Orleans Piano' Blues Matters Magazine 'I've seen Dr.John's shadow' David Barard (bass player for Dr.John) Dale Storr is the leading exponent of the New Orleans piano in the UK who guides you on a journey featuring the legendary James Booker. Dale immersed himself in the styles of his heroes - Professor Longhair, Dr.John, Allen Toussaint, Tuts Washington and James Booker. Although he himself would down-play it, Dale has encompassed much of Booker's music and style in his own playing. In March of 2006, Dale's passion for the music saw him perform his debut theatre gig as a soloist, concentrating on the piano styles of his influences. The success of that performance resulted in more dates and he has not looked back, playing anything from a classically influenced minuet, a Latin rhumba, a back o' town junker blues to a frenzied boogie woogie. He has been nominated in the top three of the European Blues Awards in The Best Musical Performance Category. His latest critically acclaimed album, which is a tribute to James Booker, will be available at this event. www.dalestorr.com

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Paul Lamb & The King Snakes

on Sat, 4 Mar 2017 at Kettering Arts Centre, St Andrew's Church 7:30pm

Paul Lamb & The King Snakes Saturday 4th March Tickets £12 in advance (£14 on the door) Doors open 7:30pm 8pm There is no doubting the quality of this five-piece band which was acclaimed The Best British Blues Band 2014. Headed by British Blues Awards Hall of Fame inductee Paul Lamb (harmonica/vocals) the set will feature many of songs from Blues Matters magazine's album of the year 2014, Hole in the Wall.

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Philip Henry & Hannah Martin

on Sat, 4 Mar 2017 at Hernhill Village Hall 7:30pm

Winners of 2014's BBC Radio Two Folk Award for Best Duo. The alchemy of Martin's ever evocative songwriting, fiddle and banjo playing and the much extolled skills of Henry on dobro, harmonica and lap steel fuse into a wholly distinctive world sound. Their latest studio album, Watershed has received critical acclaim and further places the duo in the higher echelons of the roots genre.

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The Undercover Hippy

on Sat, 4 Mar 2017 at Cardiff Snails Delicatessen 7:00pm

Doors: 7pm Support slot: 7.40pm Main Act: 9.15 This is a Gourmet Gig event - delicious meal included in ticket price!

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Royal Traditions - Jess & Richard Arrowsmith

on Sat, 4 Mar 2017 at Dungworth The Royal Hotel 7:00pm

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

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Chantel Mcgregor

on Sat, 4 Mar 2017 at Hitchin Club 85 7:45pm

Coming together for a fine night of Rock and Blues, we are proud to present to you some of the finest acts of their genre. Fresh and vibrant, there is no way this gig could fail to lift your spirits. As such, we invite you to come and groove with the luxurious sounds of... CHANTEL MCGREGOR www.facebook.com/chantelmcgregor.co.uk/ With a wonderfully organic rise to fame, Chantel McGregor will be here to sereande you with hauntingly beautiful lyrics and intensely infectious energy. Starting out with an acoustic guitar at the tender age of 3, she honed her skills and eventually made the switch to electric guitar some 5 years later and never looked back. At the age of 12 she arrived at the famous Melborn Hotel in Bradford to play and sing at the weekly jam session, developing rapidly into a incredible rock and blues musician! Fast forward two years later, and you'll find a major record label knocking upon Chantel's door. Sounds good right? Wrong! "Great voice, but girls don't play the guitar like that!" was the comment she was met with, and so their so-called advice to change her style so as not to 'intimidate' boys was rightfully rejected. And oh how glad we are that she told them where to shove it! Skip to the present day, and Chantel McGregor is a stunningly true and soulful artist with a whole notch of acheivements under her belt. These incldude: the prize for oustanding musicianship awarded by the prestegious Leeds College of Music (2006/07), awards in both Guitarist of The Year and Vocalist of The (Year 2013) and a Grade 8 qualification for guitar. Do not miss this! ALAN RICHES' PROGRESSIVE BLUES www.facebook.com/Alan-Riches-Progressive-Blues-247246505481217 Alan Riches is an experienced guitar player for whom 'Alan Riches Progressive Blues' is the latest project; a celebration of music from the period in the 1960s and early 70s when white artistes discovering the blues were giving birth to a heavier blues/rock sound and introducing new influences. Drummer 'in-demand' Jason Farbrother and multi-instrumentalist Jon Miller on bass have been recruited to form a dynamic trio. Allow the melody and harmony of these impressive artists to unite and create a tidal wave of rhythem that will wash over you like nothing you have ever experienced before! ROB EATON www.facebook.com/robeatonmusic/?fref=ts Rob Eaton is a home-grown singer-songwriter and master of guitar from heavenly Hertfordshire. Gracefully manipulating all that is good of Blues, Rock, Folk, and Soul, he creates a beautiful melody garunteed to lift the spirits of even the darkest man. Full of an admirable passion, it's clear that Rob is one man you do not want to miss out on! 16+ with photo ID - younger patrons can be signed in at the door by a responsible adult and earplugs are available upon request. Downstairs bar open until 1am. Like all our gigs this show finishes well in time for the last trains North and South to Cambridge/Peterborough and London and we are just a 5 minute stroll from the station. For full up to the minute listings please visit www.club-85.co.uk and consider signing up to our mailing list for information on existing and upcoming gigs straight to you! And remember... Club 85 loves you! xo

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Spike Drivers

on Sat, 4 Mar 2017 at Lyme Regis Marine Theatre 7:00pm

Their music has been described as haunting, gutsy, tribal, and even psychedelic. Three very talented musicians willing to experiment and evoke unusual contemporary sounds while they continue to keep diggin' the blues by the roots. (Blues in Britain)

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Linda Watkins

on Sat, 4 Mar 2017 at High Wycombe Secret venue 7:00pm

BU,CKINGHAM BASED FOLK SINGER/ SONGWRITER , COMES TO HIGH WYCOMBE.

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Will Johns

on Sat, 4 Mar 2017 at Bedford Gordon Arms Ents Shed 8:00pm

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Fannys Roving Folk Club

on Sat, 4 Mar 2017 at Langport All Saints Hall 7:30pm

A night of extraordinary Western Swing, Country and Cajun Blues & Bluegrass from some of Europes original country artists

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Fannys Roving Folk Club

on Sat, 4 Mar 2017 at Langport All Saints Hall 7:30pm

A night of extraordinary Western Swing, Country and Cajun Blues & Bluegrass from some of Europes original country artists

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Gary Stewart's "graceland" Band Play Live@the Golden Lion

on Sat, 4 Mar 2017 at Ripon The Golden Lion 7:30pm

Doors open 7.30pm Gary Stewart solo 8.15pm Graceland Band 9.15pm. This will be a mainly standing gig although a few seats could be made available Gary Stewart is a busy man. If he isn't running his weekly acoustic night in Leeds, The Gaslight Club,or tub-thumping with Yorkshire's very own E-Street Band, Hope & Social, he can be found singing his own songs of love, paranoia and prostitution up and down the country. If all this wasn't enough the Scottish Songsmith will also be occupied this year, bringing his rendition of Paul Simon's 1986 classic album,'Graceland', to the masses. After a hugely successful performance at Underneath The Stars Festival last year, Mr.Stewart and his talented band(comprising of members from aforementioned Hope & Social, Ellen & The Escapades and Wilful Missing)are heading onto the Festival circuit with 'Graceland'-having already secured slots at Towersey, Moonbeams and Riverside Festivals. To kick things off however, the left-hander will be bringing 'Graceland' to The Golden Lion in Ripon on Saturday March 4th 2017 courtesy of local music lover and supporter Nick Thompson. So come down,bring your diamond-soled shoes and dance to the infectious rhythms and melodies of South Africa!

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The Coal Porters

on Sat, 4 Mar 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The Coal Porters claim to be the world's first alt-bluegrass act, demonstrating the power of fiddle, mandolin, banjo, acoustic guitar and doghouse bass when matched with four-part harmonies and memorable melodies. They have taken this sound around the world being featured on NPR's Morning Edition in the USA and having recorded a live session for Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2. The Coal Porters have five albums available. Their most recent, Find The One, was produced by folk-rock legend John Wood, producer of Fairport Convention, Nick Drake, Squeeze and Beth Orton. Not your average fish & chips bluegrass, the Coal Porters have expanded their music with broad strokes and fearless execution. Chris Hillman (Byrds/Flying Burrito Bros) Sid Griffin was playing Americana long before it was called that with his Long Ryders and his pioneering spirit lives on in his work with the Coal Porters. Billy Bragg

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Tim Edey In Concert@st. Peters Memorial Hall Broadstairs

on Sat, 4 Mar 2017 at Broadstairs St Peters Memorial Hall 7:30pm

Broadstairs favourite musical son & Folk week patron, renowned world, roots&celtic musician&entertainer BBC Musician of the year Tim Edey in concert. Also an exclusive launch of Tim's new album "how do you know?" "Stunning" Aled Jones, BBC, Singer Tim Edey is brilliant in every which way. As a guitarist he has few peers. As a box player he's a magician. As a character he's off the scale Colin Irwin, fRoots Doors 7.30pm - 8pm start - 11pm Buy tickets online - or email or message us to reserve or@ mowglimgt@gmail.com

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Worry Dolls Acousticislefestival

on Sat, 4 Mar 2017 at Ryde Wight Rock Bars 7:00pm

Wight Rock Bars,Ryde,Isle of Wight. Isle of Wight Venue Campaign support for Acousticislefestival

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The Urban Voodoo Machine

on Sat, 4 Mar 2017 at Bristol Maverick Studios 7:30pm

Gypsy Hotel in association with Maverick Promotions Proudly Presents: THE URBAN VOODOO MACHINE The Urban Voodoo Machine came to Paul -Ronny Angel in 2002 as a fully-formed idea. He'd lead a band who'd play 'Bourbon Soaked Gypsy Blues Bop'n'Stroll'. They'd dress in black and red. There would be a LOT of them. And their music would sound like a great night out in a dangerous part of town. From the get-go, The UVM fused junkyard blues and stinging rockabilly with mariachi horns, fiddles, sinister cabaret and punk rock tangos. "I wanted to play rock'n'roll music with a different instrumentation," says Angel, "taking inspiration from everything from delta blues, latin and gypsy music without losing the spirit and attitude of punk." His lyrics part Lemmy, part Bob Dylan made other (more acclaimed) songwriters sound totally. F**king. Boring. "We're not Americana and we're definitely not 'retro'," says Angel. "I write songs about living in London right now. Although having a shit time, no money, heartbreak, mental illness, addiction and suppression from the big guy is kinda universal and timeless, I guess" They've played Glastonbury, Download, Latitude, Bestival, Hard Rock Calling and toured with The Pogues and New York Dolls. With an act honed alongside the burlesque dancers, snake-charmers and fire-eaters they call friends, The UVM have become one of the greatest live acts in the country terrifyingly bizarre, hysterically funny; a riot for the eyes and sensation for the ears: a sing-a-long, drink-a-long, clap-a-long affair. In 2006 they launched the Gypsy Hotel Club in the then-unfashionable part of London's East End, Dalston, a monthly Bourbon Soaked Snake Charmin' Rock 'n' Roll Cabaret night for like-minded misfits, movers and shakers. Time Out Magazine wrote, "If you have 12 hours to live, spend it at Gypsy Hotel!" Magazines and newspapers have lauded them for their mariachi-influenced blues, whiskey-soaked country rags and punkabilly-style rave-ups (The Washington Post) and noted that they're drawing deep from a dirty well where Tom Waits, Nick Cave and Dick Dale are enjoying a burlesque all-nighter with Ennio Morricone" (Classic Rock). They became one of the few bands that could appear on Clive Anderson's Loose Ends on BBC Radio 4 and Britain's biggest heavy metal festival Download in the same year and win at both. CHECK THEM OUT HERE: 'Fallen Brothers' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKq6t8HqVjg "Pipe & Slippers Man" www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPs28ikx2ww "Always Out" www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cw1UegHWWg TICKETS: £13 Adv / £15 Otd DOORS: 7.30pm

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Kisses Sweeter Than Wine - 60's American Folk Tribute

on Sat, 4 Mar 2017 at West Wickham Emmanuel United Reformed Church 7:30pm

Lilac Sheer's multi-instrumentalist female ensemble present modern acoustic renditions of loved 60's American folk classics from: Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, The Byrds, The Weavers, Peter Paul & Mary and others. Watch on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhHvb0vIP_A Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica Lilac Sheer Backing Vocals Efy Levy Violin, Mandolin Aelfwyn Shipton Bass Joy Chong Percussion Mally Harpaz

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Tarantella Beats 2am Party With Amaraterra

on Sat, 4 Mar 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

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

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Ceilidh With The Molecatchers

on Sat, 4 Mar 2017 at Keynsham Scout HQ 7:30pm

Fundraising event for Keynsham Scouts - Under the feet of giants, raising money for a new floor in the scout HQ. Bar available, availability of food to be confirmed. Scout HQ, Ashton Way, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 2UF

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The Ben Somers String Band

on Sat, 4 Mar 2017 at Catsfield Village Hall 7:00pm

The Ben Somers String Band They are probably one of the best acoustic music bands on the scene. Original and traditional, bluegrass, old time and modern acoustic music. The band comprises four musicians from around Europe and is led by London based musician Ben Somers who has worked with the likes of Seal, Dr John, Dizzee Rascal, Bruce Molsky, Taylor Swift, Dirk Powell, Growling Old Men and more. Ben Somers Double Base is their lead singer, Dorian Ricaux on Guitar, Evan Davis on Mandolin and Marius Pibarot on Fiddle. They will be supported by Alive and Picking You can see them online: https//vimeo.com/193366153 They will be playing at the Catsfield Village Hall, Church Road, Catsfield, East Sussex, TN33 9DP on Saturday 4th March. Doors open at 7pm and concert starts at 8pm. Refreshments will be available. For more info Tel: 01424893390/07956266534 Email: sheila@bluegrass-plusclub.co.uk www.bluegrass-plusclub.co.uk

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Btgr At The Harrison

on Sat, 4 Mar 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

The first of a series of regular live nights at The Harrison in King's Cross.

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Tarantella Beats 2am Party With Amaraterra + Dance Workshop

on Sat, 4 Mar 2017 at London Jamboree 5:30pm

March's sizzling Southern Italian party, an uplifting evening of passionate live music and dance performances from Amaraterra, with a special Pizzica dance workshop beforehand This one shall go on till 2am 🙂 Amaraterra is the first Pizzica ensemble in London- performing traditional dances and music from the heel of Italy. A 'Pizzica' is the malicious bite of the tarantula spider. In order to heal from the poison you must dance till you drop, following the intense, restless beat of the tambourine. It is one of the oldest musical expressions of the Mediterranean, brought to London by a group of passionate musicians and dancers. Expect a flourish of instruments, colour and movement.

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Dave Arcari + Lee Patterson

on Sat, 4 Mar 2017 at Milton of Buchanan Memorial Hall 7:00pm

Dave Arcari performing and recording a special concert for a future live album. Doors: 7pm Special guest Lee Patterson will kick things off with a short set at 7.30pm NOTE: NO BAR BRING YOUR OWN BOTTLE

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Ben Glover

on Sun, 5 Mar 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

"With the arrival of The Emigrant, Ben Glover is a fully realized artist in the prime of his creative life. His singing is so full of feeling it's nearly primal; his songs resonate deep in the core. This album is Ben's manifesto, and it's tragic and triumphant and brave." GRETCHEN PETERS "It's a magnificent album....that fully confirms Glover as one of the finest in the Americana genre." FOLK RADIO UK "A raw and organic album where superior songwriting and vocal talent as wide as the Nashville skyline allows Ben's Celtic roots to seep out" (5 out of 5 stars) MAVERICK "Ben Glover has found his voice. The Emigrant is a fully realized record, a work of art. Ben has paid his dues, and it shows. I love this record" MARY GAUTHIER

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Fairport Convention - 50th Anniversary Tour

on Sun, 5 Mar 2017 at Banbury Trade & Labour Club 6:30pm

Enjoy an evening of musical celebration with Fairport Convention at this golden anniversary concert. Credited with originating British folk-rock, Fairport first took to the stage in 1967's summer of love. Throughout the intervening five decades (and numerous changes of line-up) the band's passion for live performance has never wavered. To mark its fiftieth year, Fairport has released a brand new CD titled 50:50@50. The band will play a selection of tracks from the album as well as long-established favourites from their extensive repertoire. Tonight's concert will also feature an opening performance by Sally Barker, one of England's most talented singer-songwriters. Sally came to prominence in the all-girl folk group The Poozies but is best known for her appearances on the BBC TV talent show The Voice where she sang on Sir Tom Jones' team. Fairport Convention has attracted critical acclaim throughout its long career. The band won a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award, Radio 2 listeners voted Fairport's groundbreaking album Liege & Lief 'The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time', and their story and music has often featured on radio and television. Fairport Convention's line-up is Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, Ric Sanders on violin and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion. Impressive musicians with a great back catalogue... (they) take chances and clearly enjoy themselves. The Guardian Vigorous and confident...the music leapt around the room. The Mirror

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Chris Wood

on Sun, 5 Mar 2017 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

http://chriswoodmusic.co.uk/ Self-taught on guitar and violin, he is a lifelong autodidact and his independent streak shines through in his composition and studio work. Always direct and unafraid to speak his mind, his song writing has been praised for its surgical clarity. His work is typified by his trust in the space music can create and a gift for lyrical understatement. He cites his major influence as Anon. Chris Wood started out as a choirboy and much of his music bears the influence of those years spent with the likes of Bach, Handel, Gibbons and Boyce: he describes the album Handmade Life as church music with drums.

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Martin Simpson At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 5 Mar 2017 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

NOTE: Although there is plenty of seating at the venue tickets do not guarantee a seat and latecomers may have to stand if venue full.

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The Foxglove Trio

on Sun, 5 Mar 2017 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

The Foxglove Trio join us for a St David's Day concert. Patrick, Ffion and Cathy bring together a wealth of talent and diverse backgrounds. Cathy Mair is a music teacher who limits herself in the trio to singing, and playing cello and guitar. Ffion Mair was awarded Best Celtic Folk Singer at Llangollen Eisteddfod 2011; she plays the whistle and brings a bit of bodhran to boot.Patrick Dean plays melodeon, cello and concertina; he is also part of ceilidh band 'The Spring Heeled Jacks'. The trio's performances contain self-penned songs, traditional songs and pieces that merge music and lyrics old, new, borrowed and blue (to borrow a phrase). Last time we invited the Foxgloves to TwickFolk, Cathy was unable to join them, so we're looking forward to the full line-up joining us this year.

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The Foxglove Trio

on Sun, 5 Mar 2017 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

The Foxglove Trio join us for a St David's Day concert. Patrick, Ffion and Cathy bring together a wealth of talent and diverse backgrounds. Cathy Mair is a music teacher who limits herself in the trio to singing, and playing cello and guitar. Ffion Mair was awarded Best Celtic Folk Singer at Llangollen Eisteddfod 2011; she plays the whistle and brings a bit of bodhran to boot.Patrick Dean plays melodeon, cello and concertina; he is also part of ceilidh band 'The Spring Heeled Jacks'. The trio's performances contain self-penned songs, traditional songs and pieces that merge music and lyrics old, new, borrowed and blue (to borrow a phrase). Last time we invited the Foxgloves to TwickFolk, Cathy was unable to join them, so we're looking forward to the full line-up joining us this year.

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Soothsayers

on Sun, 5 Mar 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Soothsayers present.... The Effra Sessions Soothsayers bring their legendary decade long running South London night to Camden. Expect dynamic Afro and Dub grooves, evolved ensemble playing , uplifting vocal harmonies and most of all a 100 percent good vibration. Led by horn players and vocalists Idris Rahman and Robin Hopcraft , this fantastic and unique band that have performed worldwide and produced an extensive catalogue of fine recordings. Uncut Magazine: precise, melodic vocals with intricate horn led arrangements ...the mood is defiant and joyous .... delightful" The Independent on Sunday: The grooves are solid, the playing immaculate and the three-part vocal harmonies the icing on the cake"

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Tango At Jamboree!

on Sun, 5 Mar 2017 at London Jamboree 6:00pm

A night of tango dance classes and live music featuring Argentine Tango teacher Antonio Riva from TangoConnect with his partner Kat Henderson and ace accordion player Fabio Turchetti. This ticket is for the dance class only.

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Tango At Jamboree!

on Sun, 5 Mar 2017 at London Jamboree 7:00pm

A night of tango dance classes and live music featuring Argentine Tango teacher Antonio Riva from TangoConnect with his partner Kat Henderson and ace accordion player Fabio Turchetti. This is a concert-only ticket.

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Tango At Jamboree!

on Sun, 5 Mar 2017 at London Jamboree 6:00pm

A night of tango dance classes and live music featuring Argentine Tango teacher Antonio Riva from TangoConnect with his partner Kat Henderson and ace accordion player Fabio Turchetti. This is a dance class + concert ticket.

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Softlysoftly Presents Jack Harris + Caroline Hetherton + Steve Pledger

on Sun, 5 Mar 2017 at London Kiss The Sky 2:45pm

PLEASE NOTE, this event is ADULTS ONLY - no children allowed in the bar. Buy a ticket in advance if you want to guarantee a seat, Tickets available at the door too at £4, but no seat guaranteed. Deliciously chilled unplugged acoustic music to charm you on a Crouch End Sunday afternoon. JACK HARRIS Welsh born folkster, an absolute favourite at SoftlySoftly, who has a hilarious line in patter as well as glorious songs and a gorgeous voice. http://jackharrismusic.com/ CAROLINE HETHERTON Steve Dan Mills introduced this lovely lady to us and after she turned up at our Xmas date, we had to have her come and play for us again She cites her songwriting influences as Mary Chapin-Carpenter, Bonnie Raitt and Shawn Colvin. Come and hear for yourself. http://carolinehetherton.bandcamp.com/ STEVE PLEDGER A newbie to SoftlySoftly's sessions, we're particularly looking forward to hearing his protest songs among other emotionally strong material. www.stevepledger.co.uk As usual doors open at 2.45, with music starting at 3pm and continuing until 5pm Oh yes, and there'll be marshmallows too! (After 5pm the bar opens its doors to non-paying general public, so you can stay on and enjoy the evening ambience) The venue is easy to get to - Tube to Finsbury Park or Overground to Crouch End Hill, then a couple of minutes on the W7 bus to Crouch End Clocktower, from which the venue is just two minutes' stroll.

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Martin Carthy & John Kirkpatrick

on Sun, 5 Mar 2017 at Guildford Institute 7:30pm

The two masters of English folk song and music come together for this intimate gig at the Guildford Institute. Very few tickets left!

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Martin Carthy & John Kirkpatrick

on Sun, 5 Mar 2017 at Guildford Institute 7:30pm

The two masters of English folk song and music come together for this intimate gig at the Guildford Institute. Very few tickets left!

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John Spiers

on Mon, 6 Mar 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- John Spiers, known better in folk circles as Squeezy, has made a name for himself as one of the leading squeezebox players of his generation. Well known for his long-standing duo partnership with Jon Boden in the formidable Spiers & Boden as well as his contribution to the massively popular Bellowhead, John has also played with Eliza Carthy's Ratcatchers and a number of local folk-dance bands. John has always written tunes and music for the melodeon in the traditional style and many of them can be heard performed on the albums of both Bellowhead and Spiers & Boden as well as being played in folk sessions up and down the country and around the world. He has only recently found time in amongst the heavy touring schedule to develop more of these compositions for performance as solo pieces and is keenly working on ways of marrying the infectious pulse of traditional English dance music with modern musical influences and take this vibrant music to audiences both at home and abroad. The Guardian said of his first low-key solo outing at Cecil Sharp House "An uncompromising approach, maybe, but it worked, thanks to his blend of elegant, rhythmic and virtuoso playing and easygoing folk club banter." ... "a quiet triumph!" ------------------ Abi & Owen Flautist Abi Munson and composer Owen Ralph present uniquely sophisticated high-energy arrangements of traditional songs from the UK and beyond. Combining driving rhythms, virtuosic melodies and an eclectic range of influences, this duo reshapes well-known folk songs and obscure broadside ballads into something bold, fresh and thoughtful. http://www.abiandowen.co.uk

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The Happy Cats

on Mon, 6 Mar 2017 at Etton The Processed Pea 7:30pm

A drop of the Irish, a hot spoonful of salsa, a twist of Tamla, shake it all up with thirty years of Rock and Roll experience and garnish with good humour there you have The Happy Cats'

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Rab Noakes

on Mon, 6 Mar 2017 at Brighton The Greys 8:30pm

terrace cred. presents: Rab Noakes has enjoyed a varied and illustrious musical life. After working with lifelong friend Gerry Rafferty in Stealers Wheel he opted for a solo career with his songs being covered by the likes of hit-makers Lindisfarne and Barbara Dickson. He had regular appearances on programmes such as the John Peel Show and The Old Grey Whistle Test with singles play-listed by Radio 1. More recently he has produced ground breaking shows for Celtic Connections, and collaborated with many other performers including Barbara Dickson. However, the format he continues to return to is where he arguably best shines: solo! Superb songs, performed with ease by one man and a guitar. With a significant birthday in 2017, Rab shows no signs of slowing up. Reviews clearly indicate that, with his new album 'I'm Walkin' Here', Rab has created one of the best albums of his career a wonderful selection of self-written gems sitting alongside some well-loved favourites of the performer. He was recently featured in Radio 2's 'Sounds of the Seventies' with Johnnie Walker chatting about his career. A special EP The Treatment Tapes celebrates an amazing fifty years in the business! 'Catchy melodies and gritty lyrics that speak for everyman.' BBC Radio Scotland www.facebook.com/terracecred www.rabnoakes.com www'facebook.com/thegreyspub

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Hamell On Trial & Giulia Millanta

on Mon, 6 Mar 2017 at Winchester The Hyde Tavern 7:30pm

Hamell On Trial: A one-man punk bandand by punk we mean loud, fast music informed by politics, passion, energy and intelligence, with a sharp tongue and a wicked sense of humor - Righteous Babe Records Giulia Millanta: "She is a deeply evocative singer with a dash of Piaf, a sprinkle of Lady Day, a pinch of Norah Jones and a teaspoon of Madeleine Peroux." - Michael Greenblatt ( The Aquarian Weekly )

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Flamenco With Alma Gitana

on Tue, 7 Mar 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

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

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Dirty Bourbon River Show

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

The Dirty Bourbon River Show deftly melds sounds that range from hard-edged blues to whimsical piano driven ballads to New Orleans brass into a result that is truly a blast of new energy into the musical landscape. Dirty Bourbon grabs hold of audiences, fascinated by their eccentricity and dexterity coupled with their ability to harken back to by-gone eras in music. A circus-like barrage of sound serving as entrance music for a magical mystery tour of whiskey-soaked French Quarter back alleys,

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Chris Quinn

on Tue, 7 Mar 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Growing up in British army quarters in Germany surrounded by Celtic music, bluegrass, roots music and jazz, Chris was heavily influenced by British folk and American roots music from a very early age; often straight from the many touring musicians passing through to visit and play music with his father, an active member and club organiser on the forces folk scene. Fast forward a couple of decades, The Shrewsbury based singer songwriter and acoustic guitarist Chris Quinn has been receiving glowing reviews in the mainstream UK music press for his own debut solo release "Across The Divide". Maverick Magazine named him "A Master of the Acoustic Guitar and a quality Songwriter". Live, Chris' shows cover a wide range of acoustic music alongside his own material. From authentic interpretations of traditional and contemporary British folk songs to lightning quick bluegrass flat picking and from intricate finger style delta blues and swing jazz numbers to instrumental solo guitar pieces. Chris has carved his trade for over a decade touring worldwide, along the way he's taken in shows at venues like BB Kings New York, Cambridge Folk Festival, London's Royal Albert Hall and had a stint as the opening act for the Jools Holland orchestra. When not playing his own brand of solo acoustic folk and roots music Chris also performs regularly as an accompanying guitarist for some of the worlds very best gypsy jazz guitarists, most notably as a regular member of the Robin Nolan Trio and with gypsy legend Paulus Schafer. Over the past few years Chris has played live concerts and studio recordings with many renowned acoustic artists from the folk, jazz and blues worlds; Eamonn Coyne, Frank Vignola, Clive Carroll, Cormac Byrne, Gary Potter, John Doyle, Dan Cassidy, Dan Walsh, Arthur Ebeling and Tim Kliphuis to name a few. He's shared the bill and been invited to open shows for some of the biggest names in music; artists like Katie Melua, The Levellers, Bellowhead, Seth Lakeman and Loudon Wainwright III. Across the divide, the debut album from Chris Quinn, is the kind of quality release that should propel him to the forefront of the new generation of musicians currently performing on the folk music scene ACOUSTIC Magazine "World Class... Constant international touring over the last decade including a stint opening for the Jools Holland Orchestra as well as playing rhythm guitar for some of the world's leading gypsy jazz guitarists has given this Shrewsbury born acoustic guitarist and vocalist an enviable confidence." SONGLiNES Magazine

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Chris Wood

on Tue, 7 Mar 2017 at Oxford Old Fire Station 7:30pm

Chris Wood is an uncompromising writer whose music reveals his love for the un-official history of the English speaking people. With gentle intelligence he weaves the tradition with his own contemporary parables. A self-taught musician, composer and song writer, Chris is a lifelong autodidact whose independent streak shines through everything he does. Always direct and unafraid to speak his mind, his song writing has been praised for its surgical clarity. He cites his major influence as Anon. His eagerly awaited new album 'So Much to Defend' (officially released 27th Jan 2017) was previewed at Cambridge Folk Festival last summer and includes reflections on minor league football, empty nest syndrome, learning to swim, Cook-in Sauce and, not least, the Gecko as a metaphor for contemporary society. Hollow Point; his chilling ballad of the shooting of Jean Charles Menezez, won a BBC Folk Award (he's won six.) and emphatically secured Wood's place as a serious speech-master for the unofficial history of England. Collaborators include Martin Carthy, Dizraeli, Billy Bragg, Andy Cutting, Andy Irvine, Karine Polwart, Jean Francois Vrod, The Imagined Village, Hugh Lupton, Martin Butler and many others. On stage Chris has the air of a craftsman who no longer needs to be precious about his art. Without any apparent effort he reaches deep into an enviable repertoire of songs before revealing another gem. The Herald ***** 5 Stars As close as it gets to a perfect union of voice and guitar, lyrics and melody, compassion, irony, realism, wit, and humanity. THE IRISH TIMES ***** 5 Stars Nobody comes even close to equaling his bird's-eye-view. MOJO **** 4 Stars a rarefied talent, both as writer and interpreter. Tickets £16 on the door Sponsored by Hobgoblin Music

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Paul Mcclure & The Local Heroes

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

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Mawkin

on Wed, 8 Mar 2017 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Time Out Live Presents.... Ren + Nuala + Joe Slater

on Wed, 8 Mar 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Time Out Live presents three rising stars on one bill. All together at Time Out readers 'Favourite Live Music Venue'.... REN Inspired by some of the very best folk and alt folk musicians of recent times John Martyn, Dick Gaughan, James Taylor, The Staves and Foy Vance singer-songwriter Conor Owen launches his exciting new musical venture: Ren. Ren's music is defined by a yearning to explore, experience and familiarise the unknown. This in part comes from his diverse upbringing from an Irish Mother, a Liverpudlian Father and being born in to the East End of London. All in all, a very loveable rogue. NUALA A singer/songwriter with a contemporary twist, Nuala puts love and passion into every performance. Drawing on influences from gritty soul/rock to pop, blues and folk, what reigns supreme is the lyrical content of her songs straight from her heart to ours. Accompanied by her guitar, the highlight of each performance is her powerful, dynamic voice. JOE SLATER A young Liverpudlian head on wise shoulders, with musical inspirations hailing from Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Oasis and Van Morrison. Slater's variety of music cannot be classed within a single genre as his unique melodic approach blurs the lines between Blues, Soul and Rock n Roll. With 6 instruments under his belt, the primary stages of Slater's career path have drawn attraction from all over the globe including musical legend Quincy Jones, controversial US rapper Immortal Technique along with The Kuwait Royal Family. His new EP "Floatin' with single Lonely has just been released. ( Jan 2017 )

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4square @ The Harrison - Ep Launch

on Wed, 8 Mar 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Manchester's ferocious folk foursome, 4Square, are bringing their fiery, inventive and virtuosic brand of alternative folk to The Harrison on Wednesday 8th March. Described as simply stunning by the legendary John Tams, their trademark live show features the spectacle of Nicola Lyons's simultaneous fiddle playing and clog dancing and virtuosic mandolin from Michael Giverin, galvanised by the driving sounds of Jim Molyneux's piano and Dan Day's percussion. The result is an infusion of folk, jazz, Latin, and any other musical style they feel the inclination to absorb. The band is currently on a large tour spanning the length of the UK in support of their fourth studio album, Fuel (released last year) and to showcase their brand new EP, which celebrates 10 years as a touring band. 4Square have been growing their reputation on the UK and international folk scene by wowing audiences with their musicianship for several years and March 8th at The Harrison will be no exception! Check them out on YouTube or via their website at www.4squaremusic.co.uk for videos and sample tracks and come on down to The Harrison to experience a 4Square concert for yourself.

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4square @ The Harrison - Ep Launch

on Wed, 8 Mar 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Manchester's ferocious folk foursome, 4Square, are bringing their fiery, inventive and virtuosic brand of alternative folk to The Harrison on Wednesday 8th March. Described as simply stunning by the legendary John Tams, their trademark live show features the spectacle of Nicola Lyons's simultaneous fiddle playing and clog dancing and virtuosic mandolin from Michael Giverin, galvanised by the driving sounds of Jim Molyneux's piano and Dan Day's percussion. The result is an infusion of folk, jazz, Latin, and any other musical style they feel the inclination to absorb. The band is currently on a large tour spanning the length of the UK in support of their fourth studio album, Fuel (released last year) and to showcase their brand new EP, which celebrates 10 years as a touring band. 4Square have been growing their reputation on the UK and international folk scene by wowing audiences with their musicianship for several years and March 8th at The Harrison will be no exception! Check them out on YouTube or via their website at www.4squaremusic.co.uk for videos and sample tracks and come on down to The Harrison to experience a 4Square concert for yourself.

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Kristin Mcclement + Emma Gatrill

on Wed, 8 Mar 2017 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

Kristin and Emma will be accompanying each other during their performances alongside a stellar cast of musicians: Kristin McClement vocals, classical & electric guitar Emma Gatrill vocals, harp, synth, clarinet Martha Rose violin, vocals Jools Owen drums, harmonium, trumpet, vocals Marcus Hamblett bass, electric guitar, synth, tenor horn On International Women's Day, Kings Place presents the work of two exciting female voices in contemporary folk music.

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Mcgoldrick, Mccusker, Doyle

on Wed, 8 Mar 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Please note: the show starts at 7.30pm Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle are three members of the BBC Transatlantic Sessions. Master of flutes, whistles and Uillean pipes Mike is a founding member of Flook and Lunasa, and is a current member of Capercaillie. He was BBC Radio 2 folk Musican of the year 2006. After years of touring with the Battlefield Band, John McCusker's unique fiddle playing has earned him a worldwide reputation. Both Mike and John were part of the legendary band that toured with both Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler. John Doyle's gifts as guitarist, songwriter and vocalist have played an essential role in the ongoing renaissance of Irish traditional music, and he is also a founding member of the brilliant Irish group Solas. This is a rare chance to see these three great musicians share a stage together.

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Mcgoldrick, Mccusker, Doyle

on Wed, 8 Mar 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Please note: the show starts at 7.30pm Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle are three members of the BBC Transatlantic Sessions. Master of flutes, whistles and Uillean pipes Mike is a founding member of Flook and Lunasa, and is a current member of Capercaillie. He was BBC Radio 2 folk Musican of the year 2006. After years of touring with the Battlefield Band, John McCusker's unique fiddle playing has earned him a worldwide reputation. Both Mike and John were part of the legendary band that toured with both Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler. John Doyle's gifts as guitarist, songwriter and vocalist have played an essential role in the ongoing renaissance of Irish traditional music, and he is also a founding member of the brilliant Irish group Solas. This is a rare chance to see these three great musicians share a stage together.

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Mcgoldrick, Mccusker, Doyle

on Wed, 8 Mar 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Please note: the show starts at 7.30pm Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle are three members of the BBC Transatlantic Sessions. Master of flutes, whistles and Uillean pipes Mike is a founding member of Flook and Lunasa, and is a current member of Capercaillie. He was BBC Radio 2 folk Musican of the year 2006. After years of touring with the Battlefield Band, John McCusker's unique fiddle playing has earned him a worldwide reputation. Both Mike and John were part of the legendary band that toured with both Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler. John Doyle's gifts as guitarist, songwriter and vocalist have played an essential role in the ongoing renaissance of Irish traditional music, and he is also a founding member of the brilliant Irish group Solas. This is a rare chance to see these three great musicians share a stage together.

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Neil Mcsweeney, Mg Boulter, Lucy Farrell

on Wed, 8 Mar 2017 at Biddulph Arms 7:30pm

Please note: Due to the current temporary closure of the Biddulph Arms, events listed as taking place there may have to be moved to alternative local venues if the pub does not re-open in time. Please visit this site regularly for the latest updates and/or contact us via http://www.biddulphupinarms.com or via our Facebook Biddulph Up In Arms page.

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The Basement Sessions.... Will Stapleton + Martha Bailey + Ned Roberts

on Wed, 8 Mar 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT SESSIONS at Green Note is a monthly night, filled with brilliant up-and-coming artists that you need to hear. Set in the intimate Basement space within this much-loved venue, you'll hear the best of what the UK acoustic scene has to offer! -------------------------- This month featuring.... Will Stapleton + Martha Bailey + Ned Roberts Will Stapleton Will Stapleton is a singer songwriter and currently lives in London. He performs as a solo artist and is also the singer with the alternative rock two piece band Arrows of Time. In 2015 Will toured the UK supporting 80's band Level 42 playing his solo music in such venues as Birmingham Symphony Hall, Liverpool Philharmonic and London's Royal Albert Hall. In 2016 he again was offered to support Level 42 across the UK but this time with his band Arrows of Time. www.facebook.com/willstapletonmusic Martha Bailey Martha is a contemporary folk musician and singer-songwriter from rural Oxfordshire, having recently moved to London. She has been compared to artists such as Nick Drake, The Sundays, The Staves, Joni Mitchell, Laura Marling and Kate Rusby. Martha has recently released her debut EP, 'A Different Time, and is establishing herself on the London circuit. https://www.facebook.com/marthabaileymusic/ Ned Roberts NED ROBERTS is a hotly-tipped, London-based folk musician, who has drawn comparisons with the likes of Tim Hardin, Nick Drake and Leonard Cohen. With a timeless quality to his sound, a poetic turn of phrase, excellent musicianship and a perfectly judged vocal sensibility, his songs sit comfortably amongst the classics of the Laurel Canyon era. His eponymous debut (2014) brought him to the attention of the UK media, with plays on BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio Scotland. The album also received outstanding reviews in the national press. His second album, Outside My Mind, is released on Aveline Records on 24th March. www.facebook.com/NedRobertsMusic

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Davy Holt

on Thu, 9 Mar 2017 at North Shields Percy Park Rugby Club 7:30pm

Born in Dumfriesshire Davy Holt has lived in the picturesque Scottish Highlands since 2004. His music career began at the age of 7 when he first sang on stage with Scottish Folk Duo Gaberlunzie and he released his first album 'Keeping Folk Alive' at the age of 12. He has gone on to record a further 6 albums, performing throughout Scotland, Europe and North America and has been played on radio stations north and south of the border Dubbed as one of Scotland's hardest working singers, nowadays Davy also frequently performs with Stuart Mackintosh in the duo Caman. But whether performing with Stuart or singing solo, Davy's style is inimitable and his knowledge of Scottish traditional music formidable. His visits south of the border are infrequent but spring 2017 sees him travel to North Shields to open Live In The North East's new gig season. Expect to hear a mixture of traditional Scottish songs and tunes, some of Davy's own material and perhaps a few familiar favourites written by other artists. Most of all come along to be entertained for the evening by a true performer.

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Coven

on Thu, 9 Mar 2017 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

Featuring O'Hooley & Tidow, Lady Maisery and Grace Petrie Coven are a collective of three of the British folk scene's finest, most formidable and forthright female acts, taking to the stage together in celebration of International Women's Day. The songwriting duo and BBC 6 Music favourites O'Hooley & Tidow will be joined by the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Finalists Lady Maisery and Leicester songwriter, activist and performer Grace Petrie for this unique concert

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Paul Mcclure & Band

on Thu, 9 Mar 2017 at East Grinstead The Dorset Arms 7:30pm

Paul McClure is a singer and songwriter from Rutland England where he lives with his wife and daughters. He takes his inspiration from his world and the people in it. Paul has recorded three solo albums of original songs 'No Place Like Home' in 2003 ..is fresh, vibrant and bounds with enthusiasm for his craft.. 4**** - Fatea and 'Desire Lines' in 2008. (The completion of this overlapped with the birth of The Hi And Lo leaving it by and large obsolete.) His latest album 'Songs For Anyone' was released in January 2016. Here are some of the things that have been written about it so far: "Remarkable songwriter. We should all work on helping.. make him the star he deserves to be" - Mojo ..a highly accomplished album..it should bring McClure truckloads of new fans 4**** Maverick Magazine This one is very, very good. - American Roots UK McClure spent four and a half years playing with The Hi And Lo and put out an album in 2010 called 'Ten Tracks' we recorded it in a day in one take with minimal overdubs; we wanted the live feel we created on stage to come through on the recordings, then set out playing everywhere that would have us, which became almost everywhere, from the London Americana club nights to The Sage, Gateshead and a lot of miles in between. It all slowed down early last year and by Christmas it was time to move on. I already had a notebook full of songs that I'd been working on for a couple of years; some we'd been fumbling through with the band and others I'd kept as not suitable at the time and I've added a few new ones since to form the basis of a solo album...  McClure's time with Clubhouse Records began with a track of his being used on their debut release - 'Divided By A Common Language' in 2010 and later he was involved in 'Nebraska Sessions A Tribute' to mark the 30 year anniversary of Bruce Springsteen's 'Nebraska'

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Inmiriam (ellie Rose Rusbridge)

on Thu, 9 Mar 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ------------------------------------------------------ New Roots presents.... Ellie Rose Rusbridge + Barnaby Keen INMIRIAM is a new project from Ellie Rose Rusbridge inspired by the biblical story of poet and prophetess Miriam. Ellie's influences span a childhood steeped in scared choral music and traditional Irish folk tunes. Her adolescence was soundtracked by Joni Mitchell, Kate Bush and Martha Wainwright who sparked her first attempts at songwriting aged 13. She is currently studying an MMus in Creative Practice Goldsmiths University where experimental pop and vocal music are at the forefront of her research and practice.. This eclecticism plays out in a remarkably original artist, her songs are intricate in detailed arrangement, rich in melody and sensitively bound in poetic sentiment. Dusk-lit songs, strong and tender and sung in a voice that curls darkly at the edges in a way that'll entice fans of Joanna Newsom and Regina Spektor Time Out Magazine A rare and totally individual talent... Her music straddles folk, pop and classical and cannot be easily pigeonholed into any genre. In a favourite song of mine, 'Hejira Again', she responds to Joni Mitchell's 1976 album and reveals a humility and awareness of the rich heritage of female singer-songwriters into which she has stepped. " - Sam Lee, Folk Musician, founder of The Nest Collective. Singer and songwriter with London band Flying Ibex, BARNABY KEEN's music fuses Brazillian melodies with Beatle-esque psychedelia, African rhythms and nods to Thom Yorke and Jamaican reggae. Built around guitar, vocal and loops, what emerges is a unique, woozily catchy set of highly accessible world-music infused songs, all delivered with charismatic flair. 'Stunning music' - Simon Raymond, Bella Union 'I'm smitten with this record' - Tom Ravenscroft BBC6 Music 'This is something special' - James Blake, BBC Radio 1 NEW ROOTS is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk scene. It's committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves; for that reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones during performances. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible. www.newrootsevents.com https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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The Grahams: Uk Tour

on Thu, 9 Mar 2017 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

8pm Film: The Grahams Rattle The Hocks 8.30pm Interval (20 min) 8.50pm The Grahams Husband-and-wife duo Alyssa and Doug Graham have spent nearly their entire lives exploring music together, marrying their love of adventure with a desire to craft songs inspired by their musical predecessors. 'Alyssa and Doug Graham don't just write about adventures, they live them.' MotherChurchPew Inspired by Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly and other old folk legends, their latest expedition took them cross-country by train and resulted in not only an explosive studio album, Glory Bound, but a documentary, The Grahams Rattle The Hocks, and live album, Rattle The Hocks, recorded on the move. 'There's a special connection between American folk music and the railroad that has no parallel elsewhere in the world', Alyssa says; 'We're looking for the modern echo of older sounds.' The film is about the band, about the rails, and about the land and towns they visited, but mostly it is about the music. The Grahams' songs capture the rhythms and energies of that transport system and the momentum of its time, with Doug's masterful resonator slide-work and harmonies fuelling Alyssa's locomotive voice and acoustic guitar.

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Daria Kulesh In Concert. With Special Guests - Velvet And Stone

on Thu, 9 Mar 2017 at Exeter St James Church Hall 7:30pm

Moscow-born Daria Kulesh combines a truly extraordinary voice with strong Russian and Ingush heritage. Her debut solo album Eternal Child was described as phenomenal by FATEA Magazine and named Album of the Month and Runner Up in Best Album of 2015 from a Female Artist by FolkWords, among numerous other accolades, awards and nominations. Since the launch of Eternal Child in 2015, Daria has had many folk club and festival bookings, invited for live radio sessions across the BBC and independent/local network, toured the UK (Hemel to Hebrides tour July-August 2015, West Country tour May 2016, UK tour with KARA June 2016), Ireland, Russia and Ingushetia (with national TV appearances). She has been featured in The Times, The Telegraph and The Evening Standard. Daria is also part of KARA, a "unique and innovative" Russian/English folk fusion quartet, and of the new folk supergroup The Company of Players. Daria solo album Long Lost Home will be launched on 23 February 2017. Daria's personal link to the stories injects the songs with raw passion and power; the single from the upcoming album, The Moon and the Pilot, has been described by Mike Harding as one of the most beautiful new songs of the last 10 years.   The date of the album launch 23rd February marks the tragic anniversary of Stalin's outrageous injustice, the deportation of the Ingush and the Chechens in 1944. Yet Long Lost Home isn't all about tragedy it's a brave, exciting celebration of the unique identity, spirit, culture, history and traditions of Ingushetia in the year of the republic's 25th anniversary. The Gift EP (a 4-track Pledge Music exclusive preview of Long Lost Home) has just been named Laurel Canyon Music's EP of the Year 2016. "If these four tracks are representative of her forthcoming album, "Long Lost Home", due to be released on the 23rd February 2017, it should be a definite contender for the best album of 2017". (Pete Bradley, Fatea Magazine) The whole album is amazing Joe Tracey, Joe Tee Shuffle (Australia) All the songs are beautiful. The whole album is a triumph Chris Arscott, Triangle Radio "Superb... When I first listened to the record after every song I thought, go on, top that and, remarkably, Daria does just that." Dai Jeffries, Folking.com http://www.daria-kulesh.co.uk/ Velvet and Stone Velvet & Stone are an indie-folk band from Devon, UK. They combine rich vocals, acoustic guitar and violin, to give an original take on a traditional genre. Drawing upon personal stories, melancholy Celtic tales and landscapes, they create a serene, and haunting sound that is difficult to forget. Their debut record The Storm was released in April 2016 and has received critical acclaim and airplay across the UK and internationally. The band have quickly built upon this success playing at Cambridge Folk Festival, Sidmouth Folk Festival, WonderFields, Somersault among many others. In 2017, the band are working on an exciting new line-up and sound and looking forward to returning to the studio. Velvet & Stone tread a compelling line between folk, jazz and blues and their Storm EP is a haunting listen great production and writing Gilmore and Roberts, double BBC Folk Award Nominees Look out for Velvet & Stone. Trust me on this one. They are superb BBC Introducing ★★★★★. The Storm is a compact debut record at just six tracks. But what a six tracks! A fantastic debut, more please! Maverick Music Magazine, UK http://www.velvetstonemusic.com/ Tickets £10 Doors 7.30 Hot drinks and home made cakes available. BYO alcohol.

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Flamenco Express With Alejandro Molinero & Juan Debel

on Thu, 9 Mar 2017 at London The Bussey Building 7:30pm

This month's cargo of flamenco talent includes the return-by-demand of powerhouse dancer Alejandro Molinero, and new to London, vocal virtuoso and global star Juan Debel. Plus 'sizzling soloist' La Joaquina, and guitar maestro Chris Clavo. www.flamencoexpress.co.uk Juan Debel From Sanlucar de Barrameda in Cádiz), Juan has spent a lifetime on stage, and his incredible versatility has taken him across 5 continents, performing with traditional and avant-garde productions. Collaborators include Rojas and Rodriguez, Blanca Li, Javier Limón, Angel Rojas, La Lupi, Daniel Doña, Manuel Linan, Mariana Collado, Carlos Chamorro, Cristian Martin, Pepa Molina, Archangel and José Mercé. He currently combines his international tours with flamenco dance work in the main tablaos in Madrid. And has a long list of recording projects as a vocalist or composer, including his latest collaboration with Yerai Cortés. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7pdO5gDVSo Alejandro Molinero A dancer of fiery physicality and imagination who has won competitions for choreography for Flamenco & Spanish Classical dance at Real Conservatorio; and residencies with Ballet National de Espaňa, Compania de Javier Latorre y Shoj Kojima, Compania de Jean Albert Cartier - 'Europa Dance'. Guest soloist for Compania de Carmen Canteroand Javier Latorre's production 'Amores de Solana'. Partner with Concha Jareňo in Casa Patas in Madrid, and guest choreogragher and teacher for Teal Conservatorio. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvs2Vt24bBQ La Joaquina Founder member, choreographer and director of Flamenco Express. She has worked with Christina Hoyos, Paco Peña and others in Madrid, Tokyo, New York, Montreal, Toronto, Paris and throughout Europe. Recent Collaborations 'Spaces in Between' 2007 with Athina Valha and Candoco. Principle soloist 'Splinter In The Flesh' with the Hellenic National Dance Company at the Athens Megaron "Leading the dancers, La Joaquina, tiny, urgent and intense, explored a vast emotional vocabulary, and juxtaposed vulnerability and tenderness with violence and aggression. Her feet rattle off tempestuous beats, her sinewy arms snake angrily and her taut body is totally driven by her feelings. Wild and untameable, there is certainly no empty prettiness in her dance. - Emma Manning. The Stage Chris Clavo A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen and studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express, with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim. "Two amazing guitar solos from Chris Clavo and Jesus Alvarez made string instruments sing with impossible precision. " Staffordshire Post. Reviews This feisty company delivers the finest in flamenco, plus sizzling soloist La Joaquina Time Out Forget the sterile, regimented flamenco so often served up to tourists: this was the real thing, and to say that it packed a punch is an understatement South Wales Evening Post Delighted the audience, who rewarded them with rapturous applause and encores. - Dance Europe An unforgettable evening. - Anglo Spanish Journal

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Flamenco Express With Alejandro Molinero & Juan Debel

on Thu, 9 Mar 2017 at London The Bussey Building 7:30pm

This month's cargo of flamenco talent includes the return-by-demand of powerhouse dancer Alejandro Molinero, and new to London, vocal virtuoso and global star Juan Debel. Plus 'sizzling soloist' La Joaquina, and guitar maestro Chris Clavo. www.flamencoexpress.co.uk Juan Debel From Sanlucar de Barrameda in Cádiz), Juan has spent a lifetime on stage, and his incredible versatility has taken him across 5 continents, performing with traditional and avant-garde productions. Collaborators include Rojas and Rodriguez, Blanca Li, Javier Limón, Angel Rojas, La Lupi, Daniel Doña, Manuel Linan, Mariana Collado, Carlos Chamorro, Cristian Martin, Pepa Molina, Archangel and José Mercé. He currently combines his international tours with flamenco dance work in the main tablaos in Madrid. And has a long list of recording projects as a vocalist or composer, including his latest collaboration with Yerai Cortés. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7pdO5gDVSo Alejandro Molinero A dancer of fiery physicality and imagination who has won competitions for choreography for Flamenco & Spanish Classical dance at Real Conservatorio; and residencies with Ballet National de Espaňa, Compania de Javier Latorre y Shoj Kojima, Compania de Jean Albert Cartier - 'Europa Dance'. Guest soloist for Compania de Carmen Canteroand Javier Latorre's production 'Amores de Solana'. Partner with Concha Jareňo in Casa Patas in Madrid, and guest choreogragher and teacher for Teal Conservatorio. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvs2Vt24bBQ La Joaquina Founder member, choreographer and director of Flamenco Express. She has worked with Christina Hoyos, Paco Peña and others in Madrid, Tokyo, New York, Montreal, Toronto, Paris and throughout Europe. Recent Collaborations 'Spaces in Between' 2007 with Athina Valha and Candoco. Principle soloist 'Splinter In The Flesh' with the Hellenic National Dance Company at the Athens Megaron "Leading the dancers, La Joaquina, tiny, urgent and intense, explored a vast emotional vocabulary, and juxtaposed vulnerability and tenderness with violence and aggression. Her feet rattle off tempestuous beats, her sinewy arms snake angrily and her taut body is totally driven by her feelings. Wild and untameable, there is certainly no empty prettiness in her dance. - Emma Manning. The Stage Chris Clavo A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen and studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express, with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim. "Two amazing guitar solos from Chris Clavo and Jesus Alvarez made string instruments sing with impossible precision. " Staffordshire Post. Reviews This feisty company delivers the finest in flamenco, plus sizzling soloist La Joaquina Time Out Forget the sterile, regimented flamenco so often served up to tourists: this was the real thing, and to say that it packed a punch is an understatement South Wales Evening Post Delighted the audience, who rewarded them with rapturous applause and encores. - Dance Europe An unforgettable evening. - Anglo Spanish Journal

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Cara Mellor And Friends

on Thu, 9 Mar 2017 at Malton The Milton Rooms 7:30pm

Doors open 7:30pm. Tickets £10. Village Records and The Milton Rooms are pleased to present the wonderful Cara Mellor as the second in our joint programme of high quality Studio music events. Cara's haunting voice entices and captures. Her raw vocals are layered with beautiful harmonies and simple structures, with a delicate, lingering effect. As a keen traveler, the wild outdoors inspires much of her work; capturing the essence of an environment and opening her mind to innovative sound. Her music is elemental, dark and ethereal, but with a distinct commercial edge. Cara's compositions have the ability to draw the audience in close, inviting them to become part of the moment. For this special evening, Cara will be accompanied by 3 incredibly talented musicians, Tom Townsend on percussion (and sound), Rowan Oliver on Viola and Cara's good friend Francesca McDonald on Cello. The night promises to touch the soul and take you into another place. http://www.villagerecords.co.uk

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Hearts + Minds: Anoushka Lucas, Russell Swallow & Anna Byrne

on Thu, 9 Mar 2017 at London St John on Bethnal Green 7:00pm

A night of acoustic goodness in aid of Alzheimer's Research UK.

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Bob Fox

on Fri, 10 Mar 2017 at Stony Stratford The Cock Hotel (Marquee Suite) 7:30pm

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The Northumbrian Ranters

on Fri, 10 Mar 2017 at Chathill Doxford Hall 5:30pm

Part of the Northumbrian Music Festival: On Tour

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Goat Rope Rodeo Band

on Fri, 10 Mar 2017 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

MrWishyWashy presents Launderette Sessions http://www.oldcinemalaunderette.uk/retro-gig-venue https://www.facebook.com/LaunderetteSessions/ https://mobile.twitter.com/LaunderetteSess https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g190832-d6612072-Reviews-Old_Cinema_Launderette-Durham_County_Durham_England.html https://www.instagram.com/launderette_sessions/ Old Cinema Launderette is a mix of standing and seating. If you wish to be seated it is best to arrive early. Doors open at 7pm. If you have any special needs please advise us by email to mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com and we will do our very best to accommodate these. The launderette is wheelchair friendly as is our beautiful toilet. All timings are approximate but generally:- Support 19.50 Headline 20.30 Old Cinema Launderette is a licenced venue and also serves OCC Coffee and Yorkshire Tea. We have a selection of fruit Teas and posh soft drinks. Quotes on Goat Roper Rodeo Band Like the Everlys fronted by Gram Parsons (Fatea) Amazing (Bob Harris) The Goat Ropers are the real deal ! I was blown away when I first saw them play and heard them harmonise, I wanted desperately to join in. If there's any justice in this crazy world, they'll soon be a household name and we'll all be keeping it country with them (Romeo Stodart- The Magic Numbers) The Goat Roper Rodeo Band take a slightly psychedelic route to the finish line and include some serious footstompin' rock 'n' roll along the way, Mix in a little gospel fire and a sprinkle of Gram and these boys ruled our last afternoon (Spiral Earth) Man, how can some so young be so sad.and so perfect! (Ian Dunlop Gram Parsons / Flying Burrito Bros). 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) 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) A fresh, energetic three-piece acoustic band who combine great vocal harmonies with up-beat, self-penned songs to make a memorable live show. (The Record Journal Live)

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Jally Kebba Susso

on Fri, 10 Mar 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Jally Kebba Susso is a UK-based Gambian kora player and composer. In West African culture, the kora is the traditional harp of the griot. The griot plays a key part by bringing together the skills of a historian, musician, storyteller and diplomat to steer the community and its leadership to a better future. You can only be born a griot, inheritance being the only path, and Jally Kebba plays from a background of 74 generations of musical heritage. Jally learnt kora from his father and elder brother from the age of seven. By 13 years he was touring internationally across West Africa, Belgium, Holland and UK. This early exposure and inherent ambition led Jally to his mission: to expand the boundaries of the griot tradition whilst keeping its heart and soul intact. After settling into London in 2002, Jally's musical horizons widened where he started arranging music combining jazz, rock, blues and Afro-funk. He formed his band in 2007 and released their first album Malaye Warr (self-released) in 2012. His songs, sung in Mandinka, call for unity and togetherness. They are songs of love and praise for the ancestors. Album two is under production. With speed and accuracy, Jally commands the the kora's 21- strings in his own distinctive style. His band blends these kora sounds with a strong groove - bass, guitar and percussion - into a live show like no other. www.jallykebbasusso.com

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Tony Mcmanus

on Fri, 10 Mar 2017 at London The King's Head - Crouch End 8:30pm

You may have thought you'd seen all the acoustic guitar greats at the Kalamazoo.... Renbourn, Jansch, Graham, Wizz Jones, Martin Simpson. They have all graced our stage over the years. But hold on, here's another master to add to the list. Tony McManus is a virtuoso who breaks new ground in the art of fingerstyle guitar. The revered Renbourn described him as "the best Celtic guitarist in the world." It was a craft developed in the folk clubs of his native Scotland and honed to perfection in the concert halls of the world. Tony's obsession from childhood was to adapt for guitar the traditional fiddle and pipe music of his homeland. He achieved it to breathtaking effect. There is so much more, of course. In a McManus show you could hear African songs or Romanian folk tunes, a Monteverdi madrigal or even Bach's E Major prelude. Tony's recent album Mysterious Boundaries drew an astonishing reaction. "Perfect --- beyond beautiful," said Tommy Emmanuel. "Phenomenal," said John Renbourn. And fellow countryman Dick Gaughan admitted he had "no superlatives to do this justice."

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Fleetwoodcave

on Fri, 10 Mar 2017 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

Making waves across the folk scene, folk duo Marion Fleetwood and Gregg Cave have emerged from the latest folk rock superband TRADarrr to great acclaim. Stunning vocals and brilliant instrumental skills make this a delightful, skilled night of music to enjoy. Support is by Southampton based psychedelic folk band Mary Jane, in a cut down trio version.

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International Women's Day Concert With O'hooley & Tidow, Lady Maisery And Grace Petrie

on Fri, 10 Mar 2017 at London St John on Bethnal Green 7:30pm

Coven are a collective of three of the British folk scene's finest, most formidable and forthright female acts, taking to the stage to celebrate International Women's Day in a week of unforgettable concerts. The exquisitely harmonic songwriting duo and BBC 6 Music favourites O'Hooley & Tidow will be joined by the enchanting BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Finalists Lady Maisery and the irrepressible Leicester songwriter, activist and performer Grace Petrie. Debuting their new EP, experience these thought provoking, heartfelt, entertaining and enthralling women performing individually and collectively on one stage. O'Hooley & Tidow: 'Defiant, robust, political, northern, poetical folk music for the times we live in.' Independent 'Lady Maisery are women with ideas, purpose and urgency. They create powerful, enthralling work.' Songlines Grace Petrie: 'A powerful new songwriting voice.' Guardian

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Billy Thompson Gypsy Style

on Fri, 10 Mar 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Violin virtuoso Billy Thompson is bringing his immensely popular Gypsy Jazz style to the The Greennote promising an entertaining performance of high energy, soulful musicianship and panache. The music will be a mixture of Hot Club classics, fiery Hungarian tunes, some unusual covers, original tunes and even some tasteful free improvisation... www.billythompson.co.uk

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Chris Wood

on Fri, 10 Mar 2017 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

Chris Wood is an uncompromising writer whose music reveals his love for the unrecorded history of the people, so it's only right that his new album 'So Much to Defend' touches on minor league football, empty nest syndrome, learning to swim, Cook-in Sauce and, not least, the Gecko as a metaphor for contemporary society. He's won six BBC Folk Awards, so it's no surprise that live Chris Wood has the air of a craftsman who no longer needs to be precious about his art. With no apparent effort he reaches deep into an enviable repertoire of songs before revealing another gem.

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Soundbox Blues & Country Showcase

on Fri, 10 Mar 2017 at Chester The Lock Keeper 7:45pm

Something different for SoundBox followers, this blues & country-based event showcases acts from Cheshire, Wirral & N. Wales - a great line-up of talented musicians on our doorstep - almost! THE RIP ROARING SUCCESS - exciting country swing RAPHAEL CALLAGHAN - acoustic blues from master bluesman Raph JIMMY RAE & THE MOONSHINE GIRLS - Wirral-based acoustic country/Americana style trio IAIN PATERSON - ragtime blues guitarist and vocalist Bar food available (see menu at http://thelockkeeper.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/a-la-carte.pdf) Parking: Delamere St car park CH2 2AY and Brook Street car park CH1 3HU (both free after 3pm)

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Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston

on Fri, 10 Mar 2017 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

www.sykespreston.com Biography In the space of a few short years, Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston have emerged to become one of the most sought after duos on the English folk & roots scene. The striking combination of the flame headed double bass player & virtuoso mandolin player create music that Folk Roots say is: A musical partnership made in heaven. Scintillating, sensitive and brilliant! Well known for the last 8 years as a central component of Show of Hands, Miranda has an exquisite and spine-tingling voice, whilst Rex, with his exuberant and flamboyant playing style, has built a reputation as one of the finest mandolin players in the UK. 2016 will see Miranda and Rex celebrate their 6th year together as a duo and the release of their 3rd studio album.

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Imlé

on Fri, 10 Mar 2017 at Belfast Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich 8:00pm

Is banna ceoil neamhghnách iad IMLÉ, a bhfuil fuaim ar leith acu a eascraíonn as éagsúlacht chúlraí an triúr amhránaithe. Sníomhtar filíocht, rapcheol agus popcheol le chéile i bhfuaim an bhanna ar bhealach úr nach bhfuil a leithéid cloiste againn roimhe seo go háirithe sa Ghaeilge. Measctar glór neamhshaolta Ferghal Moloney le puncfhilíocht ghléineach Mharcais Mhic Conghail agus rapáil lúfar thógálach MC Muipéad. Rud éigin a chruthú a bheadh éagsúil, neamhghéilliúil agus ionraic; b'in ráiteas misin an bhanna nuair a bhunaigh Cian Mac Cárthaigh, dordghiotáraí, ar dtús é, agus cíorann a gcéad albam cuid de cheisteanna móra an tsaoil: brí na beatha, ár gcaidreamh leis an bpláinéad agus aimsiú an dóchais san éadóchas. Tá neart déanta ag an mbanna, in ainneoin nach bhfuil siad le chéile i bhfad. Sheinn siad ag an bPicnic Leictreach, Féile na Bealtaine (sa Daingean), Liú Lúnasa (i mBéal Feirste) agus Féile IMRAM (i mBaile Átha Cliath), agus chonacthas ar an teilifís iad freisin ar an gclár comórtha TG4 XX agus ar I Lár an Aonaigh ar BBC2 NI. Anuas air sin d'éirigh leo a gcéad albam a thaifeadadh agus a chur amach, albam a d'eisigh Gael Linn agus a raibh Karl Odlum mar léiritheoir air. Ag tús mhí na Nollag glacfaidh an banna páirt san fhéile idirnáisiúnta cheoil SUNS EUROPE, ar comórtas é freisin, in Udine na hIodáile, agus go luath san Athbhliain fógróidh siad camchuairt náisiúnta. Tá céad albam an bhanna, IMLÉ, le fáil anois ag www.gael-linn.ie, i siopaí ceoil, ar iTunes agus ar Spotify. IMLÉ are an unconventional band with a unique sound, based around 3 vocalists with very diverse musical backgrounds. Their sound mixes poetry, rap and pop music in a way that has never been heard before - particularly in the Irish Language. Fergal Moloney's ethereal vocals blend with Marcus Mac Conghail's intense punk poetry and the infectious flow of MC Muipéad's rap vernacular. Founded by the band's bass player Cian Mac Cárthaigh, their mission statement was to create something different that was uncompromising & honest. IMLÉ's debut album explores the meaning of life, our relationship with the planet and finding hope within despair. In their short time together the band have been busy. Playing Electric Picnic, Féile na Bealtaine (Dingle), Liú Lúnasa (Belfast) and IMRAM Festival (Dublin), as well as TV appearances on TG4's 20th Anniversary show and I Lár an Aonaigh on BBC 2 NI. Along with recording & releasing their debut album, produced by Karl Odlum & released by Gael Linn. At the beginning of December the band participated in the international music competition & festival SUNS EUROPE in Udine Italy. Their self-titled debut album is now on release. Available from www.gael-linn.ie, music stores, iTunes & Spotify.

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Imlé

on Fri, 10 Mar 2017 at Belfast Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich 8:00pm

Is banna ceoil neamhghnách iad IMLÉ, a bhfuil fuaim ar leith acu a eascraíonn as éagsúlacht chúlraí an triúr amhránaithe. Sníomhtar filíocht, rapcheol agus popcheol le chéile i bhfuaim an bhanna ar bhealach úr nach bhfuil a leithéid cloiste againn roimhe seo go háirithe sa Ghaeilge. Measctar glór neamhshaolta Ferghal Moloney le puncfhilíocht ghléineach Mharcais Mhic Conghail agus rapáil lúfar thógálach MC Muipéad. Rud éigin a chruthú a bheadh éagsúil, neamhghéilliúil agus ionraic; b'in ráiteas misin an bhanna nuair a bhunaigh Cian Mac Cárthaigh, dordghiotáraí, ar dtús é, agus cíorann a gcéad albam cuid de cheisteanna móra an tsaoil: brí na beatha, ár gcaidreamh leis an bpláinéad agus aimsiú an dóchais san éadóchas. Tá neart déanta ag an mbanna, in ainneoin nach bhfuil siad le chéile i bhfad. Sheinn siad ag an bPicnic Leictreach, Féile na Bealtaine (sa Daingean), Liú Lúnasa (i mBéal Feirste) agus Féile IMRAM (i mBaile Átha Cliath), agus chonacthas ar an teilifís iad freisin ar an gclár comórtha TG4 XX agus ar I Lár an Aonaigh ar BBC2 NI. Anuas air sin d'éirigh leo a gcéad albam a thaifeadadh agus a chur amach, albam a d'eisigh Gael Linn agus a raibh Karl Odlum mar léiritheoir air. Ag tús mhí na Nollag glacfaidh an banna páirt san fhéile idirnáisiúnta cheoil SUNS EUROPE, ar comórtas é freisin, in Udine na hIodáile, agus go luath san Athbhliain fógróidh siad camchuairt náisiúnta. Tá céad albam an bhanna, IMLÉ, le fáil anois ag www.gael-linn.ie, i siopaí ceoil, ar iTunes agus ar Spotify. IMLÉ are an unconventional band with a unique sound, based around 3 vocalists with very diverse musical backgrounds. Their sound mixes poetry, rap and pop music in a way that has never been heard before - particularly in the Irish Language. Fergal Moloney's ethereal vocals blend with Marcus Mac Conghail's intense punk poetry and the infectious flow of MC Muipéad's rap vernacular. Founded by the band's bass player Cian Mac Cárthaigh, their mission statement was to create something different that was uncompromising & honest. IMLÉ's debut album explores the meaning of life, our relationship with the planet and finding hope within despair. In their short time together the band have been busy. Playing Electric Picnic, Féile na Bealtaine (Dingle), Liú Lúnasa (Belfast) and IMRAM Festival (Dublin), as well as TV appearances on TG4's 20th Anniversary show and I Lár an Aonaigh on BBC 2 NI. Along with recording & releasing their debut album, produced by Karl Odlum & released by Gael Linn. At the beginning of December the band participated in the international music competition & festival SUNS EUROPE in Udine Italy. Their self-titled debut album is now on release. Available from www.gael-linn.ie, music stores, iTunes & Spotify.

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Flamenco Express With Juan Debel & Alejandro Molinero

on Fri, 10 Mar 2017 at London Court Yard Theatre London 7:30pm

This month's cargo of flamenco talent includes the return-by-demand of powerhouse dancer Alejandro Molinero, and new to London, vocal virtuoso and global star Juan Debel. Plus 'sizzling soloist' La Joaquina, and guitar maestro Chris Clavo. www.flamencoexpress.co.uk Juan Debel From Sanlucar de Barrameda in Cádiz), Juan has spent a lifetime on stage, and his incredible versatility has taken him across 5 continents, performing with traditional and avant-garde productions. Collaborators include Rojas and Rodriguez, Blanca Li, Javier Limón, Angel Rojas, La Lupi, Daniel Doña, Manuel Linan, Mariana Collado, Carlos Chamorro, Cristian Martin, Pepa Molina, Archangel and José Mercé. He currently combines his international tours with flamenco dance work in the main tablaos in Madrid. And has a long list of recording projects as a vocalist or composer, including his latest collaboration with Yerai Cortés. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7pdO5gDVSo Alejandro Molinero A dancer of fiery physicality and imagination who has won competitions for choreography for Flamenco & Spanish Classical dance at Real Conservatorio; and residencies with Ballet National de Espaňa, Compania de Javier Latorre y Shoj Kojima, Compania de Jean Albert Cartier - 'Europa Dance'. Guest soloist for Compania de Carmen Canteroand Javier Latorre's production 'Amores de Solana'. Partner with Concha Jareňo in Casa Patas in Madrid, and guest choreogragher and teacher for Teal Conservatorio. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvs2Vt24bBQ La Joaquina Founder member, choreographer and director of Flamenco Express. She has worked with Christina Hoyos, Paco Peña and others in Madrid, Tokyo, New York, Montreal, Toronto, Paris and throughout Europe. Recent Collaborations 'Spaces in Between' 2007 with Athina Valha and Candoco. Principle soloist 'Splinter In The Flesh' with the Hellenic National Dance Company at the Athens Megaron "Leading the dancers, La Joaquina, tiny, urgent and intense, explored a vast emotional vocabulary, and juxtaposed vulnerability and tenderness with violence and aggression. Her feet rattle off tempestuous beats, her sinewy arms snake angrily and her taut body is totally driven by her feelings. Wild and untameable, there is certainly no empty prettiness in her dance. - Emma Manning. The Stage Chris Clavo A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen and studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express, with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim. "Two amazing guitar solos from Chris Clavo and Jesus Alvarez made string instruments sing with impossible precision. " Staffordshire Post. Reviews This feisty company delivers the finest in flamenco, plus sizzling soloist La Joaquina Time Out Forget the sterile, regimented flamenco so often served up to tourists: this was the real thing, and to say that it packed a punch is an understatement South Wales Evening Post Delighted the audience, who rewarded them with rapturous applause and encores. - Dance Europe An unforgettable evening. - Anglo Spanish Journal

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Flamenco Express With Juan Debel & Alejandro Molinero

on Fri, 10 Mar 2017 at London Court Yard Theatre London 7:30pm

This month's cargo of flamenco talent includes the return-by-demand of powerhouse dancer Alejandro Molinero, and new to London, vocal virtuoso and global star Juan Debel. Plus 'sizzling soloist' La Joaquina, and guitar maestro Chris Clavo. www.flamencoexpress.co.uk Juan Debel From Sanlucar de Barrameda in Cádiz), Juan has spent a lifetime on stage, and his incredible versatility has taken him across 5 continents, performing with traditional and avant-garde productions. Collaborators include Rojas and Rodriguez, Blanca Li, Javier Limón, Angel Rojas, La Lupi, Daniel Doña, Manuel Linan, Mariana Collado, Carlos Chamorro, Cristian Martin, Pepa Molina, Archangel and José Mercé. He currently combines his international tours with flamenco dance work in the main tablaos in Madrid. And has a long list of recording projects as a vocalist or composer, including his latest collaboration with Yerai Cortés. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7pdO5gDVSo Alejandro Molinero A dancer of fiery physicality and imagination who has won competitions for choreography for Flamenco & Spanish Classical dance at Real Conservatorio; and residencies with Ballet National de Espaňa, Compania de Javier Latorre y Shoj Kojima, Compania de Jean Albert Cartier - 'Europa Dance'. Guest soloist for Compania de Carmen Canteroand Javier Latorre's production 'Amores de Solana'. Partner with Concha Jareňo in Casa Patas in Madrid, and guest choreogragher and teacher for Teal Conservatorio. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvs2Vt24bBQ La Joaquina Founder member, choreographer and director of Flamenco Express. She has worked with Christina Hoyos, Paco Peña and others in Madrid, Tokyo, New York, Montreal, Toronto, Paris and throughout Europe. Recent Collaborations 'Spaces in Between' 2007 with Athina Valha and Candoco. Principle soloist 'Splinter In The Flesh' with the Hellenic National Dance Company at the Athens Megaron "Leading the dancers, La Joaquina, tiny, urgent and intense, explored a vast emotional vocabulary, and juxtaposed vulnerability and tenderness with violence and aggression. Her feet rattle off tempestuous beats, her sinewy arms snake angrily and her taut body is totally driven by her feelings. Wild and untameable, there is certainly no empty prettiness in her dance. - Emma Manning. The Stage Chris Clavo A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen and studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express, with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim. "Two amazing guitar solos from Chris Clavo and Jesus Alvarez made string instruments sing with impossible precision. " Staffordshire Post. Reviews This feisty company delivers the finest in flamenco, plus sizzling soloist La Joaquina Time Out Forget the sterile, regimented flamenco so often served up to tourists: this was the real thing, and to say that it packed a punch is an understatement South Wales Evening Post Delighted the audience, who rewarded them with rapturous applause and encores. - Dance Europe An unforgettable evening. - Anglo Spanish Journal

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Crocker Brothers

on Fri, 10 Mar 2017 at Malton The Milton Rooms 7:00am

Doors open 7:00pm. Tickets £10 The Crocker Brothers have been playing and singing bluegrass music for more than forty years. With Alex Somerville on bass guitar, Their material covers everything from traditional-sounding laments to highly original arrangements of heart-breaking love songs. As well as writing and performing their own material, The Crocker Brothers love to play the music of their favourite artists, including The Delmore Brothers, The Stanley Brothers, Reno and Smiley, and Larry Sparks.

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Kindest Of Thieves Plays Cafe#9

on Fri, 10 Mar 2017 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

Kindest Of Thieves is one man band and songwriter Christopher J Fox. This is B****** Swing & Jazz. kindestofthieves.com kindestofthieves.bandcamp.com twitter.com/kothieves youtube.com/user/kindestofthieves

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Babajack

on Sat, 11 Mar 2017 at North Newbald Village Hall 7:00pm

An evening of the finest Blues/roots/folk music from multiple British Blues Awards winners Babajack, supported by rising star of the local folk scene, Katie Spencer.

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Sally Barker @ Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 11 Mar 2017 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 7:30pm

Sat 11th March Sally Barker @ Wychwood Folk Club + support from Kadia Tiddy Hall, Shipton Road, Ascott -u- Wychwood, Oxon, OX7 6AG Tickets £10.00 in advance £12.00 on the door Start 8pm.Doors 7.30pm Parking & Bar Available Contact: Mark/Elaine 01993831427 or 07870563299 wychwoodfolkclub@zoho.com Sally Barker reduced Tom Jones, and viewers alike, to tears with her flawless performances on BBC's 'The Voice'. As a young widow her music career took a back seat in favour of bringing up her two sons who later persuaded her to enter the competition. Tom Jones' finalist on the programme, Sally turned down a £75,000 advance and the opportunity to record a covers album for Universal, choosing instead to finish the Poozies' album 'Into the Well' and work on her own material. Whether she is singing to seven million on TV or to 70 people in a club Sally is the consummate professional. It is in live performance that Sally thrives and excels. She has the ability to lift the words off the page as if you were hearing them for the first time, revealing their true meaning. A seasoned performer, Sally has recorded six solo albums, with songwriting influences from folk, jazz, blues and soul, and is well respected for her work with all-female folk group The Poozies. Sally's years of touring have included countless support slots; Bob Dylan, Robert Plant and Sir Tom amongst them. She also channels the iconic and sadly departed Sandy Denny in the recently re-formed legendary folk-rock band Fotheringay. After her appearance on The Voice, Sally's back catalogue saw 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 ! September 2015 and February/April 2016 brings Sally out on tour to promote her new 6 track 'Love Rat' e.p. which features 4 new songs ('Love Rat', 'Kissing a Stranger', 'Jealous Bones' and 'Heart & the Shell' and 2 songs from The Voice ('Walk on By' & 'Don't Let me be Misunderstood'). Sally's current live set is a mix of songs from her 'Love Rat' e.p., from 'Maid in England', 'Another Train' and YouTube favourites such as 'Dear Darlin'. "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)

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The Hut People

on Sat, 11 Mar 2017 at Masham Town Hall 7:30pm

The only band to have been asked back 8 times consecutively because they're so good! Swaledale Festival "Truly infectious" - BBC Radio 2 Taking the audience on a musical journey around the World, English instrumental duo The Hut People (Sam Pirt and Gary Hammond) have firmly established themselves as one of THE most unique, entertaining and best-loved acts on the UK folk scene today. Mixing global rhythms with folk tunes from Quebec to Spain, Scandinavia to Sussex and everywhere in between, this is a quirky celebration of our rich musical heritage and it works so well! Expect feel-good dancing tunes, audience participation, step dancing, Quebecois foot-percussion (whilst playing the accordion!) and humour aplenty. With 2017 already looking to be their biggest year to date, don't miss this fantastic duo!

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The Hut People

on Sat, 11 Mar 2017 at Masham Town Hall 7:30pm

The only band to have been asked back 8 times consecutively because they're so good! Swaledale Festival "Truly infectious" - BBC Radio 2 Taking the audience on a musical journey around the World, English instrumental duo The Hut People (Sam Pirt and Gary Hammond) have firmly established themselves as one of THE most unique, entertaining and best-loved acts on the UK folk scene today. Mixing global rhythms with folk tunes from Quebec to Spain, Scandinavia to Sussex and everywhere in between, this is a quirky celebration of our rich musical heritage and it works so well! Expect feel-good dancing tunes, audience participation, step dancing, Quebecois foot-percussion (whilst playing the accordion!) and humour aplenty. With 2017 already looking to be their biggest year to date, don't miss this fantastic duo!

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Duotone

on Sat, 11 Mar 2017 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

Duotone is the alias of songwriter Barney Morse-Brown, cellist with multi-platinum artist Birdy and BBC Folk Award winners the Imagined Village, Chris Wood, Eliza Carthy and Jackie Oates.Duotone's new album Let's Get Low, written at home on his narrowboat, reveals a songwriter who is unafraid to explore real-life experiences that are often hidden from view after two years in the making, presents a new perspective on his experiences and explores the meaning of home and his sense of place. 'This is some of the most amazing music you'll witness' BBC Radio 4 'A hidden gem' Observer

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Phil Beer In Concert

on Sat, 11 Mar 2017 at Whitchurch Gill Nethercott Centre 7:30pm

Phil is one of the most popular ambassadors for acoustic roots music. A dazzling instrumentalist, he is perhaps best known as a top flight fiddler and plays in the all-star line-up, Feast of Fiddles. But his skills don't stop there, he also plays slide, Spanish and tenor guitar, mandocello, viola, mandolin and South American cuatro, not to mention contributing rich vocals. Door open 7.30pm We will have a wine and real ale bar.

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Crh Music Presents Kaia Kater

on Sat, 11 Mar 2017 at Cardiff Wales Millennium Centre 8:30pm

Born in Quebec of mixed Afro-Caribbean ancestry and now residing in Toronto, at 22 years old Kaia Kater is lauded for being one Americana's youngest performers, But what's special is that she's blowing up the roots music scene in spite of her age, not because of it. Her music combines beautifully subtle old-time banjo with soft sensibilities, mixing elements of historical tradition with a decidedly modern sound. Her deft arrangements and songwriting abilities have landed her in the national spotlight in both America and Canada,and now, with the release of her new record Nine Pin, it's the UK's turn to catch on. An extraordinary piece of work that posits Kater as a major new voice in folk-roots. 9/10. Uncut magazine.

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Richard Digance

on Sat, 11 Mar 2017 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 7:30pm

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Richard Digance

on Sat, 11 Mar 2017 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 7:30pm

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Oxley Meier Guitar Project

on Sat, 11 Mar 2017 at Lyme Regis Marine Theatre 7:30pm

Don't fall into the trap of assuming that this is something exclusively for guitar buffs, or even jazz buffs. If you love music of any kind you'll probably fall for this. The Observer ★★★★ Two accomplished guitarists present a dazzling display of contemporary music, ranging from Turkish panache to soundscapes of latin America to English pastoralism. They play on nylon string, steel string, electric, 12 string, fretless, slide, guitar-synth, and glissentar guitars.

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Oxley Meier Guitar Project

on Sat, 11 Mar 2017 at Lyme Regis Marine Theatre 7:30pm

Don't fall into the trap of assuming that this is something exclusively for guitar buffs, or even jazz buffs. If you love music of any kind you'll probably fall for this. The Observer ★★★★ Two accomplished guitarists present a dazzling display of contemporary music, ranging from Turkish panache to soundscapes of latin America to English pastoralism. They play on nylon string, steel string, electric, 12 string, fretless, slide, guitar-synth, and glissentar guitars.

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The Curst Sons

on Sat, 11 Mar 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The Curst Sons unique take on Americana mixes traditional roots genres with gutsy live shows and powerful original songs. They gnarl and twist together elements of bluegrass, rockabilly, country and blues and spew forth a sound that is instantly recognisable as their own. What may be overlooked is the fact that the Curst Sons are damn fine songwriters as well as potent lyricists. If it is true that the Devil has all the best tunes, then he must undoubtedly have nicked some of them from The Curst Sons. Ken Brown FATEA They've got humour and soul and there's absolutely nothing else like them. MORNING STAR The Curst Sons never fail to deliver a foot-stompin, barnstorming performance of such intensity you're left grinning like an idiot by the end! Hastings Independent Press Now in their nineteenth year they have released 6 CDs and one 10 vinyl EP on their own Curst Mountain label. They have been Runners up in the international Song Writing Competition (ISC), nominated for Best Alt Country Album in the Independent Music Awards and for Best Americana Act in the British Country Music Awards. They have played far too many pubs, clubs and festivals to remember, twice been Time Out magazine's critic's choice and recorded two live sessions for much missed Mark Lamarr show on BBC Radio 2. Willi Kerr -Vocals, Percussion. Tim Dunkerley -Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals. Dave Simner -Guitar, Banjo, Vocals. Web site www.thecurstsons.com

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The Spikedrivers

on Sat, 11 Mar 2017 at Manningtree Red Lion 8:00pm

We are pleased to welcome the Spikedrivers back to the Red Lion as part of their 25th anniversary tour. They are always popular with their individual take on classic and original blues. Expect plenty of songs about chickens and trains. In support will be Joel Fisk, one of the country's top blues guitarists who has been nominated in the British Blues awards many times.

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Kirkophany

on Sat, 11 Mar 2017 at Godalming Borough Hall 7:45pm

John Kirkpatrick marshals his family into a new force in the world of English Ceilidh Dancing. Building on the style of the late but much loved and admired Mr Gubbins' Bicycle, John calls the dances and leads the charge on button accordion, with his four sons in full flight behind him backing him to the hilt - Jobie on bass guitar, Benji on guitar, bouzouki, or banjo, George on melodeon, mouth organ, and selected percussion, and Fergus on drums.

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Coven: O'hooley & Tidow, Lady Maisery & Grace Petrie

on Sat, 11 Mar 2017 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:15pm

We are proud to welcome this amazing triple bill to the beautiful Ivy House Ballroom. Three of the British folk scene's finest, most formidable and forthright female acts take to the stage to celebrate International Women's Day 2017. BBC 6 Music favourites and BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015 Best Duo nominees O'Hooley and Tidow will be joined by BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Finalists Lady Maisery and the irrepressible Leicester songwriter Grace Petrie. This is a rare opportunity to experience these thought provoking, heartfelt, entertaining and enthralling women in one unrepeatable performance. This will sell-out, no doubt about it. Last year's shows sold-out weeks in advance. O'Hooley and Tidow: "Defiant, robust, political, northern, poetical folk music for the times we live in." Independent Lady Maisery: "...are women with ideas, purpose and urgency. They create powerful, enthralling work." Songlines Grace Petrie: "A powerful new songwriting voice." Guardian

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Coven: O'hooley & Tidow, Lady Maisery & Grace Petrie

on Sat, 11 Mar 2017 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:15pm

We are proud to welcome this amazing triple bill to the beautiful Ivy House Ballroom. Three of the British folk scene's finest, most formidable and forthright female acts take to the stage to celebrate International Women's Day 2017. BBC 6 Music favourites and BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015 Best Duo nominees O'Hooley and Tidow will be joined by BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Finalists Lady Maisery and the irrepressible Leicester songwriter Grace Petrie. This is a rare opportunity to experience these thought provoking, heartfelt, entertaining and enthralling women in one unrepeatable performance. This will sell-out, no doubt about it. Last year's shows sold-out weeks in advance. O'Hooley and Tidow: "Defiant, robust, political, northern, poetical folk music for the times we live in." Independent Lady Maisery: "...are women with ideas, purpose and urgency. They create powerful, enthralling work." Songlines Grace Petrie: "A powerful new songwriting voice." Guardian

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Rab Noakes

on Sat, 11 Mar 2017 at London Kings Place 7:25pm

On the back of his new album I'm Walkin' Here Rab Noakes will be touring in Spring 2017. Reviews clearly indicate that he has created one of the best albums of his career a wonderful selection of self-written gems sitting alongside some well-loved favourites of the performer. He was recently featured in Radio 2's Sounds of the Seventies with Johnnie Walker chatting about his career. Rab has enjoyed a varied and illustrious musical life. After working with lifelong friend Gerry Rafferty in Stealers Wheel he opted for a solo career with his songs being covered by the likes of hit-makers Lindisfarne and Barbara Dickson. He had regular appearances on programmes such as the John Peel Show and The Old Grey Whistle Test with singles play-listed by Radio 1. More recently he has produced ground breaking shows for Celtic Connections, and collaborated with many other performers including Barbara Dickson. However, the format he continues to return to is where he arguably best shines: solo! Superb songs, performed with ease by one man and a guitar. With a significant birthday in 2017, Rab shows no signs of slowing up- and plans a special EP The Treatment Tapes to be released to celebrate that and an amazing fifty years in the business!

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Here Be Dragons - Going To Llandrindod Wells

on Sat, 11 Mar 2017 at Llandrindod Wells Pavilion 7:30pm

Pavilion Mid Wales are very pleased to announce that on Saturday 11th March we will be celebrating our first birthday. Joining us for this will be the fantastic 'Here Be Dragons' + support. Famed in these parts for their " I'm going to Llandrindod Wells " video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUU_IIgGq6c Here Be Dragons play wild Celtic Music from Wales. They have released six albums, "Gargling With Brains", "Alcohol & Rain", "Celtic Bonding", "Bright New Tomorrow" and in 2015 two more; Gwlad! and The Year Of the Dragon Their live shows have had crowds dancing and partying in festivals and venues across Europe and in the USA. They also offer an "Unplugged" set for more acoustic venues. They've played to many thousands of people around the world. Their largest crowd was 30,000 in Bologna. The festivals stormed by Here Be Dragons include:- Sesiwn Fawr Dolgellau and Pontardawe Festivals in Wales, Chicago Celtic Festival (IL) and Dundedin Festival (FL) in the USA Leamington Peace Festival and Broadstairs Folk Week in England "Goat Du Large", Normandy, France, Party time in Chateaux D'Oex, Switzerland, Utrecht Celtic Festival, Holland and the Bologna and Milan Festivals in Italy to name but a few. Here Be Dragons have appeared on television in Wales and America and across the globe on Cable. They have played live and had their CDs played on various radio stations across Europe as well as in Australia and the USA. Here Be Dragons have supported many of the top names in World/folk music for example The Young Dubliners (USA/Ireland), Carlos Nuñes (Spain), The Oysterband (England), Flook (Ireland) and The Modena City Ramblers (Italy). In the past couple of years they have toured in the USA, England, Italy, France, Scotland, Germany, Spain, The Netherlands, Slovenija, Ireland, Switzerland and, of course, Wales. Here Be Dragons have just returned from Italy and are currently finishing a new album and planning tours across Europe in and The USA. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oR5KwBLbGwc

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Esg Presents Kimwei

on Sat, 11 Mar 2017 at Exeter Secret Venue 7:00pm

ESG is excited and proud to welcome back the original founder of Exeter Secret Gigs - the one and only KIMWEI - for a homecoming gig after more than a year away from the UK. For those who have not heard Kimwei before, her music can be hard to describe. She is a virtuoso guitarist (featured on Sky TV's "Guitar Star")and her own compositions range from pop-influenced chorus singalongs, to more meditative and esoteric musical and lyrical explorations. The unifying force is a deep passion and commitment to the creative process and the enquiring mind. To get an idea of the range of Kimwei's music, check out these videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJq1T_31mVY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BzwuxC2eBw This will be an intimate house gig, so early booking will be essential to secure a place! Kimwei is also a blogger, alternative lifestyle guru, designer and tailor... and elements of all of these can be expected in the show!

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Blues Special - Rusty Nails

on Sat, 11 Mar 2017 at Keighley Exchange Arts Centre 7:30pm

Blues played with swagger, rock played with swing, songs that strut and shout, songs that laugh and cry. Part of our Blues Special nights hosted by Ben "Blue" Waters. Double Bass / Harmonica / Guitar trio Crossroads Boogie support.

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Kathryn Joseph

on Sat, 11 Mar 2017 at Balintore Seaboard Memorial Hall 7:00pm

Kathryn Joseph's debut album bones you have thrown me and blood I've spilled carried her from being one of Scotland's best-kept secrets to winner of Scottish Album of the Year Award, within six months in 2015. An ethereal experience, her maiden record is lyrically compelling, sonically vivid and consistently moving. The record also features the talents of Scottish music industry veteran Marcus Mackay: his percussion and bass synth entwine seamlessly with the graceful force of Kathryn's ship's piano and beguiling vocals. Their on-record partnership offers an understated but truly emotive encounter; rare performances on the live circuit are renowned for their visceral, mesmeric qualities. Opportunities to see such talented vocalists perform don't come around often. Anna Hinchcliffe, Metro Armed with a small piano and a percussive maestro, she showcased the record in a jaw- dropping live performance. Nicola Meighan, BBC Introducing Kathryn Joseph has crafted one of the year's most raw, unflinching and remarkable records. Tom Johnson, THE SKINNY One of my favourites of this year, for sure. Very special indeed. Lauren Laverne, BBC Radio 6 Music 10 tracks make for one of the most emotionally raw records written by a Scottish songwriter. Jonathan Rimmer, The National This event is part of the GET IN Tour GET IN, The Touring Network's year-long Youth promoter project, provides young people aged between 16-26, who live in the Highlands & Islands, with the training, knowledge and expertise required to programme the live events they want to see in their communities. Find out more at www.thetouringnetwork.com/get-in

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Kathryn Joseph

on Sat, 11 Mar 2017 at Balintore Seaboard Memorial Hall 7:00pm

Kathryn Joseph's debut album bones you have thrown me and blood I've spilled carried her from being one of Scotland's best-kept secrets to winner of Scottish Album of the Year Award, within six months in 2015. An ethereal experience, her maiden record is lyrically compelling, sonically vivid and consistently moving. The record also features the talents of Scottish music industry veteran Marcus Mackay: his percussion and bass synth entwine seamlessly with the graceful force of Kathryn's ship's piano and beguiling vocals. Their on-record partnership offers an understated but truly emotive encounter; rare performances on the live circuit are renowned for their visceral, mesmeric qualities. Opportunities to see such talented vocalists perform don't come around often. Anna Hinchcliffe, Metro Armed with a small piano and a percussive maestro, she showcased the record in a jaw- dropping live performance. Nicola Meighan, BBC Introducing Kathryn Joseph has crafted one of the year's most raw, unflinching and remarkable records. Tom Johnson, THE SKINNY One of my favourites of this year, for sure. Very special indeed. Lauren Laverne, BBC Radio 6 Music 10 tracks make for one of the most emotionally raw records written by a Scottish songwriter. Jonathan Rimmer, The National This event is part of the GET IN Tour GET IN, The Touring Network's year-long Youth promoter project, provides young people aged between 16-26, who live in the Highlands & Islands, with the training, knowledge and expertise required to programme the live events they want to see in their communities. Find out more at www.thetouringnetwork.com/get-in

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Blue Moon Acoustic Blues Band

on Sat, 11 Mar 2017 at Yarpole St Leonard's Church 7:30pm

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New Roots: Jason Mcniff/ Gabriel Moreno/ Chris Brambley

on Sat, 11 Mar 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Sat 11th March , 7.30 pm, The Slaughtered Lamb EC1V 0DX, £5.00 adv / £6.00 door New Roots presents Jason McNiff / Gabriel Moreno / Chris Brambley JASON McNIFF is a London based Yorkshireman of Irish and Polish descent. He has made five records of what is loosely described as Folk or Americana, yet there is something very British about him. As Time Out attests, McNiff's quiet, intimate, fragile-sounding vocals draw you into his world an almost timeless place, through which he drifts, a romantic loner, a dreamer, at home with the blues. He is often touted as one of the UK's most overlooked musical treasures - a great songwriter and top-notch finger-style guitarist. His album, April Cruel (Fledg'ling) was nominated for best album in the alt.country category at the Independent Music Awards in the US while a new double CD anthology is set for release in April 2017. 'One of the UK's best kept secrets' Mojo 4 stars 'A triumph of English-Americana' Time Out 'The nearest thing out there to Bob Dylan and the Band' Sean Rowley BBC Radio London 'Dark songs of drunkenness and murder!' 4 stars A troubadour and one of the best singer/songwriters we have in this country Morning Star 5 stars Not just a good songwriter, a truly great one Americana UK 9/10 Album of the Year for 2nd album Nobody's Son as voted for by the staff at Americana UK Watch Jason McNiff: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-ulie8c9NM Website: https://www.jasonmcniff.com/ GABRIEL MORENO is a singer songwriter, perfomer and lyricist with strong links to the London alternative Americana and folk scenes. Curator of the acclaimed Lantern Society folk collective, hosts of the legendary eponymouds folk night at The Betsey Trotwood for the last decade, his inspiraions come from the likes of Cohen, Callahan and Cave, titanic songwriters with poetry and passion placed squarely at the centre of their craft. Watch Gabriel Moreno: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMVC_w-FqX4 Website http://www.gabrielmoreno.co.uk/#! CHRIS BRAMBLEY's haunting, graceful songs are rooted in the folk tradition. With a clear nod to the folk revival styles of Bert Jansch, John Renbourn and Davy Graham, they are at the same time wholly contemporary interpretations of the genre. His newly released 'Aperture E.P' shares common ground with such modern day folk innovators as Fionn Regan and Nick Mulvey. Watch Chris Brambley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPnn5QInkdU Website: https://www.facebook.com/chrisbrambleymusic New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk scene. It's committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves- for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible. WEBSITE: www.newrootsevents.com NEW ROOTS RADIO: https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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Carousel Sessions - Tony Mcmanus

on Sat, 11 Mar 2017 at Manchester Chorlton Irish Club 7:30pm

The Carousel Sessions welcome Tony McManus to the Irish Club. Tickets are £10.50 for adults and £5.50 for under 16s and are available from clicking register on this page or from www.wegottickets.co.uk doors open at 7.30pm "Tony McManus is the best Celtic guitarist in the world" John Renbourn "Tony McManus is the Jeff Beck of the acoustic guitar" Paul Reed Smith, PRS Guitars "McManus's playing is rave-worthy. Loaded with flawless ornamentations, most of which should only be attempted on a very well set-up fiddle, his playing is wild and delicate, passionate and tender" Premier Guitar To find a voice on so ubiquitous an instrument as the acoustic guitar is quite an achievement: to do so within a centuries old idiom where the instrument has no real history is truly remarkable. Scots born and now Canada based, Tony McManus has come to be recognised throughout the world as the leading guitarist in Celtic Music. From early childhood his twin obsessions of traditional music and acoustic guitar have worked together to produce a startlingly original approach to this ancient art. Through Tony's hands the emotions of celtic music are transferred to the guitar and the listener is drawn into the driving energy of a reel or the timeless atmosphere of a lament - each finding an authentic voice through his interpretation. That emotional connection lifts McManus's playing beyond mere virtuosity to a place where new listeners worldwide - from the Hebrides to Connemara and from Bogota to Tokyo - are won over to this music. In addition to his solo albums, there have also been groundbreaking recordings with musicians as diverse as Scots fiddler Alasdair Fraser, bluegrass legend Dan Crary and French bassist Alain Genty, to name but a few. Whatever the context, Tony's presence is unique and driven by a passion for the music. His engaging personality on stage has taken him to five continents, and his contribution was recently recognised with a Gold Medal, voted by the readers of Acoustic Guitar Magazine - fellow recipients were John Williams, Paco de Lucia and Tommy Emmanuel. Tony's 2009 recording, The Makers Mark, won universal acclaim even in the rock guitar press, where jigs and reels would have been unheard of prior to its release. Tony's most recent album, Mysterious Boundaries, took a different path altogether, exploring the music of Bach, Couperin, Monteverdi, Satie and Granados. You can hear the story of it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vC9MFUv_Wdw Fellow guitarists were wowed! This music is beyond beautiful, it's....PERFECT- Tommy Emmanuel It's a masterpiece. I'm reeling- John Renbourn. World class. Masterful playing as usual- Steve Howe. When listening to Tony, whatever the source, you will always be engaged by a creative integrity and by one of the most original musicians to emerge in recent years. "If you run a festival and you have a Celtic music or guitar component, well, you simply must book Tony McManus. If you haven't had Tony McManus, you just aren't doing your job! In addition to being the leading guitarist in Celtic music, Tony is also a thorough professional and a great guy to have at a festival. He gets it." Terry Wickham; Producer: Edmonton Folk Music Festival 1989-Present

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Carousel Sessions - Tony Mcmanus

on Sat, 11 Mar 2017 at Manchester Chorlton Irish Club 7:30pm

The Carousel Sessions welcome Tony McManus to the Irish Club. Tickets are £10.50 for adults and £5.50 for under 16s and are available from clicking register on this page or from www.wegottickets.co.uk doors open at 7.30pm "Tony McManus is the best Celtic guitarist in the world" John Renbourn "Tony McManus is the Jeff Beck of the acoustic guitar" Paul Reed Smith, PRS Guitars "McManus's playing is rave-worthy. Loaded with flawless ornamentations, most of which should only be attempted on a very well set-up fiddle, his playing is wild and delicate, passionate and tender" Premier Guitar To find a voice on so ubiquitous an instrument as the acoustic guitar is quite an achievement: to do so within a centuries old idiom where the instrument has no real history is truly remarkable. Scots born and now Canada based, Tony McManus has come to be recognised throughout the world as the leading guitarist in Celtic Music. From early childhood his twin obsessions of traditional music and acoustic guitar have worked together to produce a startlingly original approach to this ancient art. Through Tony's hands the emotions of celtic music are transferred to the guitar and the listener is drawn into the driving energy of a reel or the timeless atmosphere of a lament - each finding an authentic voice through his interpretation. That emotional connection lifts McManus's playing beyond mere virtuosity to a place where new listeners worldwide - from the Hebrides to Connemara and from Bogota to Tokyo - are won over to this music. In addition to his solo albums, there have also been groundbreaking recordings with musicians as diverse as Scots fiddler Alasdair Fraser, bluegrass legend Dan Crary and French bassist Alain Genty, to name but a few. Whatever the context, Tony's presence is unique and driven by a passion for the music. His engaging personality on stage has taken him to five continents, and his contribution was recently recognised with a Gold Medal, voted by the readers of Acoustic Guitar Magazine - fellow recipients were John Williams, Paco de Lucia and Tommy Emmanuel. Tony's 2009 recording, The Makers Mark, won universal acclaim even in the rock guitar press, where jigs and reels would have been unheard of prior to its release. Tony's most recent album, Mysterious Boundaries, took a different path altogether, exploring the music of Bach, Couperin, Monteverdi, Satie and Granados. You can hear the story of it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vC9MFUv_Wdw Fellow guitarists were wowed! This music is beyond beautiful, it's....PERFECT- Tommy Emmanuel It's a masterpiece. I'm reeling- John Renbourn. World class. Masterful playing as usual- Steve Howe. When listening to Tony, whatever the source, you will always be engaged by a creative integrity and by one of the most original musicians to emerge in recent years. "If you run a festival and you have a Celtic music or guitar component, well, you simply must book Tony McManus. If you haven't had Tony McManus, you just aren't doing your job! In addition to being the leading guitarist in Celtic music, Tony is also a thorough professional and a great guy to have at a festival. He gets it." Terry Wickham; Producer: Edmonton Folk Music Festival 1989-Present

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Leveret

on Sun, 12 Mar 2017 at London Heath Street Church 7:30pm

Doors Open 7:30pm Live Music starts 8:00pm ---------------------------------------------------------------- LEVERET ANDY CUTTING SAM SWEENEY ROB HARBRON Classy players their intuitive way with tunes is glorious Mojo Leveret features three of England's finest folk musicians in an exciting new collaboration. Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron are each regarded as masters of their instrument and are involved in numerous collaborations with a huge range of artists. Together their performances combine consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity. Leveret's music is firmly rooted in the English tradition but sounds fresh and new, with original settings of ancient tunes sitting alongside new compositions by some of today's finest tunesmiths in the folk field. Their music is not arranged at all in the conventional sense: instead it is played entirely in the moment, combining consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity in a sound which feels both timeless and contemporary. The material may come from archive sources and manuscripts, but there is nothing academic or historical about the sound: it's warm, listenable, engaging and refreshing. Fiddler Sam Sweeney is the current BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 'Musician of the Year', thanks to his work in Bellowhead, Eliza Carthy's Wayward Band, The Full English and his own Made In The Great War project. Melodeon genius Andy Cutting is a two-time winner of that award, and as well as his new trio with Martin Simpson and Nancy Kerr currently performs with Blowzabella, Topette, June Tabor, and Roger Daltry. Concertina wizard Rob Harbron is known for his work with The Full English (Best Group and Best Album BBC Folk Awards 2014), Emma Reid, Fay Hield, Jon Boden and others. Music of a rich, sinewy immersion, guided by a mutual sense of exploration, space and a very English kind of swing. It's an intimate, contemporary reinvention of the source material The Guardian Sublime, exquisite music don't miss them Martin Simpson

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Philip Henry & Hannah Martin

on Sun, 12 Mar 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Bob Fox

on Sun, 12 Mar 2017 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

Bob Fox - The WarHorse Songman For over 40 years BOB FOX has toured extensively throughout the UK, Europe, USA, New Zealand and Australia, performing mostly solo but also alongside such musical heavyweights as Ralph McTell, Richard Thompson, and Fairport Convention. Twice nominated as Best Folk Singer in the BBC Folk Awards Bob has long been a favourite on the live circuit. Bob played the role of SONGMAN in The National Theatre's multi-award winning West End production of WarHorse 2011-2013 and subsequently in the highly acclaimed and record breaking UK, Ireland and South Africa touring version which ended in February 2015. Since then Bob has returned to the concert platform with his Evening with the War Horse Songman show and The Pitmen Poets project as well as doing solo performances throughout Britain and abroad. Don't miss a chance to experience his warm, rich voice, virtuoso guitar style and newly acquired melodeon playing skill as he performs some the songs from WarHorse along with additional material from the newly written BBC Radio Ballads and old favourites from his many recordings. This event is a great opportunity to see one of the finest exponents of storytelling through song.

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Peter Knights Gigspanner

on Sun, 12 Mar 2017 at Leek Foxlowe Arts Centre 7:15pm

With his trio, Peter Knight breaks new ground and is second to absolutely nobody...ground-breaking, engaging, frequently astonishing, Gigspanner deliver a quite simply superb set **** Maverick Magazine "Gigspanner work together in musical genius...there is no track that won't rope you in and buzz you like drinking a barrel of coffee **** EFDSS Magazine A glorious musical tour de force...simply exquisite **** Spiral Earth "Peter shows a willingness to turn the expected inside out and to place it back as neat as it was before being taken" **** fRoots "Magnificent...a feast of imaginative music" **** The Telegraph "The trio de-construct and transform the music into an original blend of the exotic and often eclectic" **** Louder than War "The development of Gigspanner over their time together is astonishing..... an album of the year without doubt" **** R2 Rock n Reel "An extraordinary gem...rich in both texture and atmosphere" **** Northern Sky "Another remarkably imaginative and eclectic sequence of arrangements....entirely captivating on first hearing." **** Living Tradition "Just by the first track you know this album is something special" **** Folk All "The musicianship on this album is outstanding" **** Bright Young Folk "Imaginative arrangements of traditional folk numbers. Knight's evocative and lyrical violin playing is the heart of the sound, full of melody and emotion" **** Where Worlds Collide "Well worth the wait - a real showcase for Peter Knight's virtuosic playing and the band's diverse influences. An album to relish" **** FolkCast

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The Barry Walsh Band

on Sun, 12 Mar 2017 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

www.thebarrywalshband.co.uk/bio The band recieved rave reviews following their support slot to Fairport Convention at Colston Hall in 2012 with critics proclaiming that their performance alone was worth the ticket price. They have since won the hearts of Bristol crowds with high profile appearances at Bristol Harbourside Festival supporting The Wurzels in Wellington, and at 'The South West Country Trade Fayre' , turning heads on the BBC Radio Bristol and the country circuit in general. In 2016 the band will be filming for Sky TV.

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Vin Garbutt

on Sun, 12 Mar 2017 at Topsham Matthews Hall 7:30pm

Vin Garbutt'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 is renowned for his hilarious intros but for him his song lyrics are the crux of his performance. Starts at 20.00

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Claude Bourbon

on Sun, 12 Mar 2017 at Doncaster Brewery and Tap 4:30pm

Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for his amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, Middle Eastern, and Russian stylings into uncharted territories. This finger picking guitarist has performed and studied all over the world; He has played countless venues, including Glastonbury Festival and the Isle of Wight Festival. He has shared the stage in Europe and the USA with countless musicians including Calvin Russel, Charlie Morgan (Elton John, Gary Moore), Jan Akkerman (Focus), Steve Grossman (Miles Davis), Herbie Armstrong (Van Morisson), Jose barrense Dias and many more.

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Wizz Jones

on Sun, 12 Mar 2017 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

A scoop and a true original. Bothy debut. Blues. ragtime and own-writes and the UK's original St. Ives-based beatnik? Discuss!

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Dom Flemons Of The Carolina Chocolate Drops

on Mon, 13 Mar 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Dom Flemons is the "American Songster," pulling from traditions of old-time folk music to create new sounds. Having performed music professionally since 2005, he has played live for over one million people just within the past three years. As part of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, which he co-founded with Rhiannon Giddens and Justin Robinson, he has played at a variety of festivals spanning from the Newport Folk Festival to Bonnaroo, in addition to renowned venues such as the Grand Ole Opry.

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An Dha

on Mon, 13 Mar 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------------------------------- An Dha means 'The Two' in Gaelic. Two musicians, two cultures, where the land and the sky meet, the Violin and the Cello, separate yet merging into one sound. The delicacy of classical perfection, fire from the Scottish Tradition and the spirit of jazz and the life of the City. Two musicians on a journey exploring life and music, together. An Dha is the Folk music alter ego of the Chapel Hill Duo a violin and cello duo formed in 2011 at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. After attending the Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas folk music course on the Isle of Skye in 2013 they decided to explore the world of folk music in more depth and started to compose and play their own tunes. In 2016 the Duo won the London Fiddle Convention Competition, were awarded a position in the New Roots Showcase and were finalists in the Bath Folk Festival New Shoots Competition.

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Coven: O'hooley & Tidow, Lady Maisery & Grace Petrie

on Mon, 13 Mar 2017 at Leicester The Guildhall 7:15pm

We are proud to welcome back to the beautiful Guildhall this amazing triple bill after their sold out show last year. Three of the British folk scene's finest, most formidable and forthright female acts take to the stage to celebrate International Women's Day 2017. BBC 6 Music favourites and BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015 Best Duo nominees O'Hooley and Tidow will be joined by BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Finalists Lady Maisery and the irrepressible Leicester songwriter Grace Petrie. This is a rare opportunity to experience these thought provoking, heartfelt, entertaining and enthralling women in one unrepeatable performance. This will sell-out, no doubt about it. Last year's show sold-out weeks in advance. O'Hooley and Tidow: "Defiant, robust, political, northern, poetical folk music for the times we live in." Independent Lady Maisery: "...are women with ideas, purpose and urgency. They create powerful, enthralling work." Songlines Grace Petrie: "A powerful new songwriting voice." Guardian

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Coven: O'hooley & Tidow, Lady Maisery & Grace Petrie

on Mon, 13 Mar 2017 at Leicester The Guildhall 7:15pm

We are proud to welcome back to the beautiful Guildhall this amazing triple bill after their sold out show last year. Three of the British folk scene's finest, most formidable and forthright female acts take to the stage to celebrate International Women's Day 2017. BBC 6 Music favourites and BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015 Best Duo nominees O'Hooley and Tidow will be joined by BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Finalists Lady Maisery and the irrepressible Leicester songwriter Grace Petrie. This is a rare opportunity to experience these thought provoking, heartfelt, entertaining and enthralling women in one unrepeatable performance. This will sell-out, no doubt about it. Last year's show sold-out weeks in advance. O'Hooley and Tidow: "Defiant, robust, political, northern, poetical folk music for the times we live in." Independent Lady Maisery: "...are women with ideas, purpose and urgency. They create powerful, enthralling work." Songlines Grace Petrie: "A powerful new songwriting voice." Guardian

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Jimmy Lee - Runaway Show

on Mon, 13 Mar 2017 at Chesham Folk Club 8:15pm

Jimmy Lee's songs and life story come together in a show, with Jimmy, his guitar, wonderful songs and narrative linked to projected images that give you a personal insight into one of the most incredible life stories you are ever likely to hear."There are great stories told in lyrics woven in beautiful melodies". Jimmy is one of the most emotive performers we have ever had at Chesham. Simply one of the best!

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Bity Booker + Neil Mcsweeney

on Mon, 13 Mar 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Folklore presents..... Bity Booker / Neil McSweeney (double bill) BITY BOOKER is a quirky folk singer, she performs with classical guitar and voice. With stories about a mouse, a sparrow, stars, trees and birds, each song is a character with a timeless personality and melody. Bity performs her own songs as well as songs from the Australian, English and American folk tradition. *** NEIL MCSWEENEY - Deeply felt, brooding songs rich in imagery. The Guardian Songs so subtle and well-crafted that you can't help but be drawn in. Drowned in Sound

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Jess And Richard Arrowsmith

on Mon, 13 Mar 2017 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Jess And Richard Arrowsmith

on Mon, 13 Mar 2017 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Linah Rocio

on Tue, 14 Mar 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- LINAH ROCIO Born in Santiago de Chile and currently based in Zurich, Linah Rocio's music is expressive and somewhat fragile - a mix of jazz, indie and pop with a spark of avant-garde. Her songs are encrypted in poetic language , mostly autobiographical -her voice touching yet strong. "Her voice reminds me of Nordic landscapes, which have this stoic gentle charm when under the spell of wafts of mist. Aargauer Zeitung (Newspaper)

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Rackhouse Pilfer

on Tue, 14 Mar 2017 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

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Luke May & The Wild Flowers Live @ The Hope & Ruin

on Tue, 14 Mar 2017 at Brighton Hope & Ruin 8:00pm

Doors open @ 7:30pm following the event there will be an end of tour 'Motown' After Party held at a nearby venue, so bring your party hats!

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Rab Noakes

on Wed, 15 Mar 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Julie Felix

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

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Kim Lowings And The Greenwood

on Wed, 15 Mar 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Inspired by the folk tradition, Kim Lowings and The Greenwood perform their songs with a contemporary twist. Their live shows are an energetic blend of original compositions and traditional songs. Kim Lowings, Andrew Lowings, Tim Rogers and Dave Sutherland bring together their multi-instrumental skill and individual experience resulting in an innovative and sensitive approach to arrangements. The motivation is to keep the tradition alive and to share their own tales. The group began as a collective in 2011 with Kim and her Dad, Andrew, collaborating with Midlands musicians. Since then the Greenwood has become an established four-piece on the British folk scene. Their recorded work includes their debut album This Life (2012), EP Deepest, Darkest Night (2013) and their latest album Historia (2015) heralded as "beautiful and enchanting by Living Tradition and "Absolutely captivating R2 Magazine ★★★★

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Mike Reinstein At Epping Folk Club

on Wed, 15 Mar 2017 at Epping St. John the Baptist Church 7:00pm

"He won't see 50 again, but Mike Reinstein who once fronted a band called Doris finally got to release his solo albums including "More To Be Revealed" . Very enjoyable it is too for Reinstein is a finger-picking guitarist with a developed sense of the absurd and a rich way with words. The edgily sardonic nature of songs like Last Two Jews In Kabul, Hitler's Little Pinkie and the reggae-inflected Tungsten Not Lead, puts him in a similar ball park to masters of wordplay like Jake Thackray, Leon Rosselson and Robb Johnson, on whose label he now appears." A great nights entertainment not to be missed!

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Krista Detor

on Thu, 16 Mar 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- KRISTA DETOR: "She is not just a songwriter, nor accomplished musician, nor poignant entertainer - I have been awed by the soul-punching talent of Krista Detor.." - WNC Magazine (Feb. 2015) MusicDish magazine calls her work: "..like Richard Wright's 'Manchild in the Promised Land' or the musical equivalent of Akira Kurosawa's 'Dreams';" The Allmusic Guide calls her An artist of rare ability with a deep poetic gift, and Rolling Stone, "A small miracle." Krista Detor's solo albums have reached national and international prominence, including #1 on the Euro-Americana Chart, and placement within the top 10 of the U.S. Folk and Independent Music charts, but she is no ordinary songwriter: Detor has been involved in several award-winning collaborations, including the highly-acclaimed 'Wilderness Plots,' (PBS national), for which she and fellow writers, including American College of Arts & Letters inductee author Scott Russell Sanders, were recognized by the Indiana Legislature for contributions to the arts (2010), and which resulted in (2) Emmy nominations and a Golden Eagle award. She was the only American woman invited to The BBC's Darwin Songhouse Project, Shrewsbury England (2009); Says Neil Pearson, Producer of the project: Krista is one of the very finest modern songwriters at writing within character; and her ability to convey the emotions of the people that inhabit her songs is utterly convincing and believable... Her last album Barely (2015) reveived widespread critical acclaim and was named Fish Records album of the Year. Krista will also be premiering material from her new album to be released in mid 2017. Support from... LINAH ROCIO Born in Santiago de Chile and currently based in Zurich, Linah Rocio's music is expressive and somewhat fragile - a mix of jazz, indie and pop with a spark of avant-garde. Her songs are encrypted in poetic language , mostly autobiographical -her voice touching yet strong. "Her voice reminds me of Nordic landscapes, which have this stoic gentle charm when under the spell of wafts of mist. Aargauer Zeitung (Newspaper)

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Saiichi Sugiyama Band

on Thu, 16 Mar 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:00pm

Saiichi, who has a career spanning 25 years in the British blues scene, writes music that harks back to the halcyon days of rock and soul, 1965-1974, when all you needed was love and music ruled supreme. His co-writer is the poet and lyricist, Pete Brown, who wrote the words to Cream's classics Sunshine of Your Love and White Room. The single released in advance of the album, Melting Away, featured the late bass hero Andy Fraser, ex-Free and composer of the 1970 smash single, All Right Now and was described by Classic Rock Magazine as reminiscent of Free at their most powerful an emotional slice of blues rock. Blues in Britain magazine in a live review described the album's new songs as ranging from a driving, snare-led Motor City number, where Saiichi's singing-tone Les Paul soars into a furious, rocking close via boppy, poppy soulto the smoky pulse with a fine expressive spacious solo over the gradually intensifying beat", an intriguing mix of what had gone before with gooseflesh-raising peaks and grin-inducing solosa real winner. The band's live performance was described as joyous at once familiar and fresh experience by the Tonemonkey website. This tour by Saiichi Sugiyama and his band represents a true chance for lovers of soulful, lyrical guitar music to witness a real artist at work: don't miss out!

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Saiichi Sugiyama Band

on Thu, 16 Mar 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:00pm

Saiichi, who has a career spanning 25 years in the British blues scene, writes music that harks back to the halcyon days of rock and soul, 1965-1974, when all you needed was love and music ruled supreme. His co-writer is the poet and lyricist, Pete Brown, who wrote the words to Cream's classics Sunshine of Your Love and White Room. The single released in advance of the album, Melting Away, featured the late bass hero Andy Fraser, ex-Free and composer of the 1970 smash single, All Right Now and was described by Classic Rock Magazine as reminiscent of Free at their most powerful an emotional slice of blues rock. Blues in Britain magazine in a live review described the album's new songs as ranging from a driving, snare-led Motor City number, where Saiichi's singing-tone Les Paul soars into a furious, rocking close via boppy, poppy soulto the smoky pulse with a fine expressive spacious solo over the gradually intensifying beat", an intriguing mix of what had gone before with gooseflesh-raising peaks and grin-inducing solosa real winner. The band's live performance was described as joyous at once familiar and fresh experience by the Tonemonkey website. This tour by Saiichi Sugiyama and his band represents a true chance for lovers of soulful, lyrical guitar music to witness a real artist at work: don't miss out!

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Jim Moray

on Thu, 16 Mar 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

For 15 years Jim Moray has been at the forefront of a new movement in English traditional music. His debut album Sweet England changed the sound of folk song and won a brace of awards for its innovative melding of orchestration and electronica. Subsequent albums embraced everything from grime to Johnny Marr-esque guitar pop, but at their heart was always Jim's unmistakeable soulful and yearning voice; singing old songs in a new way. His sixth album Upcetera heralds a new chapter for the producer and has received the best reviews of his career, including five stars from Mojo, fRoots and R2 magazines. He has also found the time to contribute three new songs to BBC Dr Who spin-off show Class, and launched his own Low Culture Podcast.

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Jim Causley

on Thu, 16 Mar 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

An acclaimed singer for over a decade and nominated no fewer than five times in BBC Folk Awards, Jim finally makes a York solo debut. Expect a rich baritone voice and a wide repertoire of traditional songs, many from his native West Country, plus originals and settings of poems by relative Charles Causley, mainly accompanied on accordion.

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Jim Causley

on Thu, 16 Mar 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

An acclaimed singer for over a decade and nominated no fewer than five times in BBC Folk Awards, Jim finally makes a York solo debut. Expect a rich baritone voice and a wide repertoire of traditional songs, many from his native West Country, plus originals and settings of poems by relative Charles Causley, mainly accompanied on accordion.

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Sefiroth Trio

on Thu, 16 Mar 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sefiroth is an international collective of musicians founded by brothers Nick and Alex Roth to explore and reimagine traditional Sephardic (Judeo-Spanish) repertoire for contemporary audiences. Sung in Ladino, these ancient songs weave timeless stories of love, loss and yearning for home, evoking the lands in which the Sephardic diaspora settled: Iberia, the Mediterranean and the Middle East. The group's arrangements are as porous and wide-ranging as the history of the Sephardim, combining acoustic and electric instruments, improvisation and trance-inducing rhythms. Following the release of its debut EP Arboles Lloran por Lluvia, Sefiroth staged a multimedia theatre show bringing its experimental arrangements to life through dance, digital projection and production design. It was hailed as "absolutely incredible" (Musicians Benevolent Fund), "striking and innovative" (playstosee.com) and "flawless... an incredibly fascinating collaboration between music, dance and digital media" (bargaintheatreland.com). This trio performance features Alex Roth (guitar), Shirley Smart (cello) and Alice Zawadzki (voice, violin). "Magical. Intense. Beautiful" - London Jazz News "Explores the spaces between the sounds as much as the notes themselves... like abstract painting with music. - worldmusic.co.uk Presented by Mosaic Nights... A monhtly series of concerts. Curated by cellist Shirley Smart, the series features bands and projects which lie in the spaces between jazz, world, folk and classical music.

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New Roots Presents: Mesadorm

on Thu, 16 Mar 2017 at London The Old Queens Head;'' 7:30pm

Thurs 16 March, The Old Queens Head 44 Essex Rd, Islington, London, N1 8LN Mesadorm is a new collaborative project between May Gibbs, Aaron Zahl, Daisy Palmer (Rae Morris, Goldfrapp, Lillian Boute), Jo Silverston (The Unthanks, Red Clay Halo, Frank Turner) and many more. The relationships in the project go back many years and have a Bristol centred heritage. Gibbs writes the songs on piano and organ, recorded with and produced by Zahl, who fleshes out the musical world through his electronic sound-scapery. Having known each other since they were teenagers, Zahl and Gibbs have a unique connection that plays out in the combination of acoustic and electronic instruments. Friends and family who have played on the record (in progress), including Gibbs' 90 year old Grandmother, have been guided as well as given free rein and so the process is recognised by all as a collaboration with Gibbs and Zahl at the helm. Influences and likenesses are wide. Moments of harsh alienation segue into comforting ballads with rousing choruses and back again. The performances dwell in a tragi-comic in-between space all tied together with the lyrics as guide. South London four piece Sisika is led by the Duncan sisters. Developing out of the sisters love of singing together, the band draws on a range of influences to create their sound; from old folk harmonies, to triphop beats and rootsy jazz. Their rich voices weave close, lyrical, earthy harmonies, supported by warm, melodic guitar and piano lines, with the band's sparse arrangements fusing together to make for a beautifully soulful roots sound. Brighton-based visual artist and singer-songwriter JINWOO's critically-acclaimed debut 'Your Baby' E.P. resulted in his being named one of The Independent's 'Faces to Watch 2015'. His long-awaited debut album 'Strangers Bring Me No Light.' was released on the much respected Cargo label on 2nd Sept 2016. The album features collaborations with Malcolm Middleton, Alasdair Roberts, Kami Thompson (The Rails) and Kylie La Grange. His sparse atmospheric folk-soundscapes, laced with ghostly string arrangements and his exceptional acoustic guitar work, offer a kind of 'spooked' 'gothic' folk that sounds like no other. 'Strangers Bring Me No Light' is nothing short of a seminal record and Jinnwoo a true original. The Independent - "jinnwoo is the most singular new folk talent in some time" 4/5 The Guardian - "Jinnwoo's gothic folk-croak is a confessional reel unspooling from his innards, a tale of circling doom" The Line of Best Fit - "A rising talent in the folk world, Jinnwoo has been setting hearts ablaze with his off-kilter guitarisms and distinct, emotive vocals." New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk scene. It's committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves- for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible.

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Peatbog Faeries

on Thu, 16 Mar 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Please note: the show starts at 7.30pm Based on the Isle of Skye, the Peatbog Faeries celebrated 25 years as a band in 2016. They bring Celtic Dance music into the 21st century by incorporating many influences which take them from traditional jigs and reels through jazz, hip hop, reggae and more. Their instrumentation includes, bagpipes, fiddle, whistles, guitars, keyboard and drums. The band have released seven studio albums, have played to audiences all over the world, and won the award for 'Best Live Act' at the prestigious Scottish Traditional Music Awards. Audiences note: there will be dancing at this event.

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Peatbog Faeries

on Thu, 16 Mar 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Please note: the show starts at 7.30pm Based on the Isle of Skye, the Peatbog Faeries celebrated 25 years as a band in 2016. They bring Celtic Dance music into the 21st century by incorporating many influences which take them from traditional jigs and reels through jazz, hip hop, reggae and more. Their instrumentation includes, bagpipes, fiddle, whistles, guitars, keyboard and drums. The band have released seven studio albums, have played to audiences all over the world, and won the award for 'Best Live Act' at the prestigious Scottish Traditional Music Awards. Audiences note: there will be dancing at this event.

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Peatbog Faeries

on Thu, 16 Mar 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Please note: the show starts at 7.30pm Based on the Isle of Skye, the Peatbog Faeries celebrated 25 years as a band in 2016. They bring Celtic Dance music into the 21st century by incorporating many influences which take them from traditional jigs and reels through jazz, hip hop, reggae and more. Their instrumentation includes, bagpipes, fiddle, whistles, guitars, keyboard and drums. The band have released seven studio albums, have played to audiences all over the world, and won the award for 'Best Live Act' at the prestigious Scottish Traditional Music Awards. Audiences note: there will be dancing at this event.

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Gentlemen Of Few - Live At The Lighthouse

on Thu, 16 Mar 2017 at Walmer The Lighthouse 7:00pm

BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Finalists Gentlemen of Few play an eclectic blend of old-time bluegrass and classic rock with skillful vocal harmonies and powerful lyrics. The four founders: Elliott Norris, Reece Forward, Kit Evans and Jarrod Piner perform their music with a raw passion and intense energy hardly to be believed, giving them an almighty sound that they've coined as "Nugrass". A band with five years experience of performing their shows to a plethora of welcoming audiences and dedicated fans across the UK in rooms and halls of both homeliness and esteem. The Royal Albert Hall, London; The Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone and The Forum, Tunbridge Wells to name a few, but the boys have found themselves at Tiree Music Festival 2014/15, Scotland; Secret Garden Party 2014, Cambridgeshire; Boomtown Fair 2014/15, Hampton and even supporting the likes of "The Blockheads", "The Beat" and "Hayseed Dixie"! "Fusing an old time bluegrass sound with a youthful English vigour, impeccable harmonies and song craft way beyond their years. Mighty impressive." - Smugglers Records So young yet so amazing - Chris Evans, Radio 2 Incredible live sound - BBC Radio Kent

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Craobh Rua

on Thu, 16 Mar 2017 at Salisbury The Winchester Gate 7:30pm

A pre-St Patrick's Day gig with the mighty Craobh Rua - Belfast's finest acoustic globetrotting four-piece. Driven by pipes, fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin, whistles and passionate vocals, they effortlessly mix jigs, reels and polkas with tender ballads and airs. Join us for this very special night of Irish music in an intimate venue.

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Vera Van Heeringen

on Thu, 16 Mar 2017 at Maidstone The Bower House 7:30am

Gifted multi instrumentalist combines soulful contemporary Americana-roots flavoured songwriting with tasty playing. Vera van Heeringen's live performances are always intimate, full of feel, groove and diversity. It's unusual to find someone who's as good a songwriter as an instrumentalist, who brings the guitar to life in way that is entirely her own. She's subsequently been compared to people like John Martyn and Richard Thompson. Vera has an open, charming onstage presence that belies her outstanding flat-picking, and the ability to tug at your dancing shoes with a well-chosen rollicking fiddle tune or reduce you to tears with a poignant lyric, making for a great gig that will linger long in the memory. Currently Vera tours with a solid acoustic trio compromising harmony king Dave Luke on guitar, vocals and mandolin. Dave has been the backbone of many hard working country bands and toured extensively with Nashville singer songwriter Gail Davies, playing the likes of the Grand Ole Opry. On double bass she's got record producer extraordinaire Andy Seward. Andy was part of folk superstar Kate Rusby's band as well as working with Eddi Reader, Richard Thompson and Andy Cutting. He currently plays with Martin Simpson and Brooks Williams.

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George Boomsa & People Poems Play Cafe#9

on Thu, 16 Mar 2017 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

People Poems is the alt-folk solo project of Leeds based musician/songwriter Harry Orme. Under the People Poems name he has toured the UK and Europe, and supported artists across the folk/indie spectrum such as Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek), Big Thief, Emily Portman, Sam Sweeney & Pete Flood (Bellowed), Ciaran Lavery, Luke Concanon (Nizlopi) and Adam Barnes. He is frequently aided by his regular collaborators Francesca Haincourt, Matthew Aplin and Angus Milne. George Boomsma is a progressive folk musician from Northallerton, North Yorkshire. George's effortless vocals and sensitive guitar playing evoke an intimate atmosphere that silences even the rowdiest of crowds. George released his debut self-titled debut album in summer 2016 which he is currently touring through out the UK and Europe.

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Folklore Presens - 'down In The Basement' With Bird & The Family Bryan

on Thu, 16 Mar 2017 at London Aces & Eights 7:30pm

Bird & Family Bryan are an alternative pop group based in Liverpool and London, comprised of singers Mickey and Pip, guitarist Hedi, and lyricist Bevil. Formed in 2016, they 've built a unique sound with exciting synth lines twisting over close vocal harmonies and melodic guitarwork.Their first demo, 'Prologue to a Ghost Story' was released on January 7th 2017, and tells a tale of patience and catastrophe in a ghostly, haunting song. The Awful Truth tell stories! They live in Manchester, England.The debut album from The Awful Truth Songs of Love and Lust was released in summer 2015, together with the single In Too Deep. The album explores themes around sexual politics and the philosophy of love. Each song tells a story. God is in the TV A kind of modern day slightly more brainy Bob Dylan. Lucy and Virginia started singing and playing together at Chorlton Folk Club in 2010. In 2013 they grabbed a few guys from the same place and made a bit of a band and have somehow become a 6-piecer and it sounds great! They never managed to come up with a new band name.

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Whiskey In The Jar

on Fri, 17 Mar 2017 at Chorley Little Theatre 7:30pm

The evergreen Irish folk band Whiskey in the Jar return to play Chorley Little Theatre once more with another night of popular folk tunes to celebrate St Patrick's Day. As ever, proceeds from the show will go towards local hospices.

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Forest Folk And Roots Present Stylusboy + Support

on Fri, 17 Mar 2017 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

Stylusboy, Coventry singer-songwriter Steve Jones, creates indie-folk music influenced by cult contemporary songwriters like Damien Rice and Ryan Adams as well as classic performers such as Nick Drake and Neil Young. Stylusboy has performed all over the UK including sell out shows at Green Note in London and Warwick Arts Centre in his home city of Coventry. He has supported the like of John Smith, Newton Faulkner, Danny and the Champions of the World, Grant-Lee Philipps, MG Boulter and Lucy Ward . As befitting a modern day troubadour he's also performed one-to-one shows in Emily Barker's Folk in a Box, regularly plays online gigs to audiences all around the world and has played numerous house shows. Stylusboy has performed his intimate folk music at festivals such as the BBC Introducing Stage at Wychwood Festival,Warwick Folk Festival and Greenbelt Festival. The lead track from his Whole Picture EP became a number 1 in Indonesia with EP later becoming 'EP of the Year' on music blog 'This is a Popscene'. Stylusboy is signed to Wild Sound Recordings, the label founded by renowned songstress Polly Paulusma and distributed worldwide by the influential Proper Music. Wild Sound has released the Lantern EP and Stylusboy's debut album Hospitality for Hope, co-produced by Paulusma and featuring the double bass talent of Nizlopi's John Parker and the vocals of close collaborator Rachel Grisedale. The album received acclaim and support from the likes of Acoustic Magazine, R2 Magazine, For Folks Sake, God is in the TV as well as praise from BBC Introducing, 6Music, Xfm and Amazing Radio. In December 2015 Stylusboy released the limited Christmas Light EP and a live album Tales from Home, both which hand unique handmade sleeves made by Steve himself.

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Forest Folk And Roots Present Stylusboy + Support

on Fri, 17 Mar 2017 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

Stylusboy, Coventry singer-songwriter Steve Jones, creates indie-folk music influenced by cult contemporary songwriters like Damien Rice and Ryan Adams as well as classic performers such as Nick Drake and Neil Young. Stylusboy has performed all over the UK including sell out shows at Green Note in London and Warwick Arts Centre in his home city of Coventry. He has supported the like of John Smith, Newton Faulkner, Danny and the Champions of the World, Grant-Lee Philipps, MG Boulter and Lucy Ward . As befitting a modern day troubadour he's also performed one-to-one shows in Emily Barker's Folk in a Box, regularly plays online gigs to audiences all around the world and has played numerous house shows. Stylusboy has performed his intimate folk music at festivals such as the BBC Introducing Stage at Wychwood Festival,Warwick Folk Festival and Greenbelt Festival. The lead track from his Whole Picture EP became a number 1 in Indonesia with EP later becoming 'EP of the Year' on music blog 'This is a Popscene'. Stylusboy is signed to Wild Sound Recordings, the label founded by renowned songstress Polly Paulusma and distributed worldwide by the influential Proper Music. Wild Sound has released the Lantern EP and Stylusboy's debut album Hospitality for Hope, co-produced by Paulusma and featuring the double bass talent of Nizlopi's John Parker and the vocals of close collaborator Rachel Grisedale. The album received acclaim and support from the likes of Acoustic Magazine, R2 Magazine, For Folks Sake, God is in the TV as well as praise from BBC Introducing, 6Music, Xfm and Amazing Radio. In December 2015 Stylusboy released the limited Christmas Light EP and a live album Tales from Home, both which hand unique handmade sleeves made by Steve himself.

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Steve Pledger

on Fri, 17 Mar 2017 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

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

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Her Story 2 - Wren Music

on Fri, 17 Mar 2017 at Exeter Cygnet Theatre 7:30pm

Wren Music returns to Cygnet Theatre to host a concert in celebration of International Women's Day. This concert is the finale of a short project led by Sarah Owen and Marilyn Tucker, with a chorus of women recruited especially for the occasion. Come along to hear songs and stories in celebration of women's lives, from history and the present.

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Sean Taylor And Band

on Fri, 17 Mar 2017 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

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Alasdair Roberts Trio

on Fri, 17 Mar 2017 at Carmarthen The Parrot Music Bar 8:00pm

Alasdair Roberts Trio ( will be touring UK in February and March 2017 in support of the newalbum Pangs which is released on 24th February. featuring ten new songs recorded by the power trio of Alasdair (guitars, voice), Stevie Jones (bass, keys) and Alex Neilson (drums, percussion)

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Rheingan Sisters

on Fri, 17 Mar 2017 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

Fiddle-singers Rowan and Anna Rheingans make bright, playful, bold folk music that nods to the traditions without ever being bound by them. Their fiddle-maker father encouraged them to play and that early experience runs through their music like a favourite melody. Their second album, 'Already Home', has earnt a flurry of fantastic reviews and won them a BBC Folk Award for the track 'Mackerel'. In a world of digital downloads these sisters have created something deeper and more meaningful, an album that deserves to be heard live.

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Methera

on Fri, 17 Mar 2017 at Stratford-upon-Avon Ryepiece Barn 7:15pm

Methera return for their third concert at Ryepiece, with their new album Vortex recently released. You'll be mesmerised by their playing and their chemistry....just like these critics. "A marvel of musicality: sublime, beautiful, intense and passionate" - Karen Tweed "Seriously stylish playing that's putting the sparkle back into the tradition" - Verity Sharp, Late Junction "Sitting close together, as if to share each other's every breath, Methera produce a joyous cauldron of sound. The intense engagement between each member produces music to delight and lift the spirit." - Alistair Anderson, co-founder of Folkworks The ticket price includes a delicious vegetarian supper from our super chef Bev. Bring your own drink and glasses and be sure to have a magical evening you won't forget.

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Kihaya Blues

on Fri, 17 Mar 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kyazi Lugangira, UK Based Tanzanian singer-songwriter, guitarist and band leader of "Kihaya Blues" has emerged as a creative composer with music that blends Soul, Blues, Jazz, Latin and Hip Hop, with Roots coming from East, West, South Africa,Cape Verde, Madagascar and Caribbean Music. Kyazi has featured as a rhythm guitarist and vocalist with West African kora players Sona Jobarteh and Jally Kebba Susso; Soul Jazz artists, Tone Richardson, Miryam Solomon, Bumi Thomas; Dance music producer Kay Suzuki; Latin, African,Soul and Dance music producer Koichi Sakai (Ghetto Lounge) Myoyu Jazz Soul Collective, singer songwriter and composers Amira Kheir and Jean Ndow. Kihaya Blues have played at many venues across London including the Royal Festival Hall, Richmix, Strong Rooms, Passing Clouds, and the Hootanany and Kyazi has toured extensively around Africa, Europe, South,Central America and South East Asia.

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Bronwynne Brent Trio Usa

on Fri, 17 Mar 2017 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Bronwynne Brent Mississippi Delta songbird, Bronwynne Brent returns to these shores having entranced the UK on her last visit. Now established as a major force, Bronwynne ended 2016 on a high, carrying off the Best Female Performer title (voted by the general public) at the hugely-influential AmericanaUK website for the second year running. Her spine-tingling vocal style has been compared to Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee and Amy Winehouse - a remarkable singer-songwriter who simply oozes class. Bob Harris, playing tracks repeatedly on his BBC Radio 2 show told listeners her music is absolutely gorgeous - really special!" She was flown in for headline appearances at Glasgow's Celtic Connections festival last year and recorded a BBC studio session at Whispering Bob's invitation. This time, she brings her illustrious producer and highly-rated guitarist Johnny Sangster over from the USA to accompany her, and top bass player Jay Darwish completes the trio. Sangster played on both of Bronwynne's last albums and has recently toured with both KD Lang and Neko Case, and Darwish is heavily in-demand too, having worked with musicians of the calibre of Sting and Newton Faulkner. Stunning American Roots UK A voice that is timeless in timbre and phrasing R2 magazine Immensely attractive and engaging" - Maverick magazine

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St. Patrick's Day Craic

on Fri, 17 Mar 2017 at Oxford Rugby Football Club 7:00pm

St. Patrick's Day Craic Venue: Oxford RFC, North Hinksey Friday 17th March 2017 19:00 - 01:00 Ceilidh band/supper/late bar

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Helter Skelter With Tell Tale Tusk + David Broad

on Fri, 17 Mar 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of Klezmer, Folk, Blues, Country & More at Jamboree. Tell Tale Tusk are a raggle-taggle bunch combining feisty 3-part vocal harmony with killer Klezmer riffs, bending ears with stories both old and new. Expect toe-tapping, teeth-jangling, partner-spinning, free-wheeling frolics! Support shall come from David Broad, a sweet Folk/Blues/Country player from West Yorkshire.

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Green Rock River Band

on Fri, 17 Mar 2017 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

This band is a powder keg of folk, bluegrass, country, whatever; old-time music brought right up to date and very "now". You don't need to be a fan of any of those genres because this is simply impossible-to-resist infectious riotous fun all the way. Back in the early 2002 the founding members of the Green Rock River Band were on a mission, they wanted to prove that you didn't need drum machines, auto tune and a microkorg to have a rocking time. Fuelled by the music that had been around them since childhood, old records of Big Bill Broonzy, Silver bands, Northern Colliery Bands, the Delta Blues and Hank Williams, they grabbed any instrument that was available to them. Many of them have stories of paper rounds, labouring on building sites, endless days of mixing cement and working as shop assistants all to be able to afford their first instrument. Once these guitars, fiddles and banjos were in their hands, hours were spent, skipping school, hiding away in rehearsal rooms, scribbling out songs and learning how to turn every live gig into a party. Soon people of all ages were attending their gigs, whether it was to dance to upbeat tunes or sit and appreciate the slow ballads. The band's ranks swelled too, from a duo, to a trio, to a full band attracting more and more fantastic players. The Green Rock River Band are a hybrid of old time sounds that universally connects with audiences all over, a sound that has echoed throughout decades of music history, the folk tradition, in music hall, Americana, and jazz. All this blended with a contemporary sound. Modern songwriting and original arrangements for 21st century audiences wanting to connect with a music that runs a little deeper, a little more primitive than the clean over produced sound of modern folk and pop. A Green Rock River Band show will promise loud, brash string band music; banjos, fiddles, guitars and washboards all over-scored by melodic trombone and soaring three part harmonies. The band however has always been keen not to box themselves in as a party band. They have always focused on the craft of songwriting and strong arrangements. Sometimes this has led them to write big 'stamp your feet' anthems, at other times they emerge with striking ballads, sensitive songs that reach out to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. It's the universal appeal of their songs that elevates them as one of the UK's top original folk bands. There is a refreshing grit and dirt to their songs, a sweaty energy that fills up venues with excitement and atmosphere.

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Bluesclub Live At The Inglenook

on Fri, 17 Mar 2017 at Bognor Regis Inglenook Hotel 8:00pm

A wall of sound! Hot Licks, powerhouse vocals, wailing harmonica (to rival Little Walter) The finest exponents of classic blues this side of the Mississippi Delta. Don't miss BluesClub! - John Walsh (the Independent) Although BluesClub has been in existence for quite a few years, the band doesn't get together to play very often due to band members 'other' commitments. Their combined love for the Blues of America from the 1930's to the 70's is evident whenever they play and a BluesClub setlist often includes songs from artists as varied as Leadbelly, Son house and Charley Patton to Slim Harpo, Sonny Boy Williamson, John Lee Hooker, Taj Mahal and Canned Heat. The band was conceived in the early nineties by Gary Grainger (guitarist Rod Stewart) and Alan Rogan (legendary guitar technician for the Rolling Stones, Joe Walsh and Pete Townshend) who teamed up with harmonica player Peter Hope-Evans (who in 1968 formed the band 'Medicine Head'.) Many musicians have passed through the 'club' since then and as such Guy Fletcher, Danny Cummings, Robbie McIntosh and William Topley. This line-up includes Eric Clapton Bassist, Dave Bronze and AFL&the Lowriders drummer, Paul Beavis.

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Ma Polaine's Great Decline @ No8

on Fri, 17 Mar 2017 at Launceston No 8 Cafe 8:00pm

Originally from Lanson, Beth Packer together with Clinton Hough have established themselves a fine reputation as a duo creating bluesy-jazzy-with even a nod to country - hard to pidgeonhole music, with fantastic attention grabbing arrangements and great lyrics. Glowing reviews include this from Blues And Soul Magazine: "8/10", "Crying out to be used on sound tracks. A very cinematic sound.. The icing on the cake is their vocalist. Stunning singer Beth Packer is someone to get to know". Doors open at 6.30pm for pre-gig food. Tel 01566777369

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Jim Causley

on Fri, 17 Mar 2017 at Whitby Rifle Club 7:30pm

Doors open 7.30 Acoustic event

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Eilidh Steel & Mark Neal

on Fri, 17 Mar 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:00pm

Eilidh Steel and Mark Neal are a Scottish duo who are in great demand in the UK and abroad. Their performances combine many of their own tunes and songs along with old traditional music on fiddle, guitar and vocals. With many influences from Argyll and the West Coast of Scotland. They have toured extensively around Europe with concerts in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall at Celtic Connections, outdoor gigs to over 4000 people in Verona, supported the pop band Madness and have been the backing band for actor/singer Ewan McGregor.

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Lewis Barfoot

on Fri, 17 Mar 2017 at Stroud Star Anise Cafe 7:30pm

Half English, half Irish, Modern Eclectic Folk Singer Songwriter returns to Star Anise Stroud for an intimate solo concert to celebrate St Patricks night. Playing songs from her debut EP Catch Me and forthcoming album Folkalism. With her ethereal voice, fingerpicking guitar and mystical loop sequences, Lewis will take you on a vocal voyage around the world & the tender depths of her heart. Delicious music: a massage of the heart, a whisper to the soul - Irish Radio International Lewis works with an uncomplicated loveliness of sound - Misfit City www.lewisbarfoot.com Doors open 7.30pm Music 8pm.

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Lewis Barfoot

on Fri, 17 Mar 2017 at Stroud Star Anise Cafe 7:30pm

Half English, half Irish, Modern Eclectic Folk Singer Songwriter returns to Star Anise Stroud for an intimate solo concert to celebrate St Patricks night. Playing songs from her debut EP Catch Me and forthcoming album Folkalism. With her ethereal voice, fingerpicking guitar and mystical loop sequences, Lewis will take you on a vocal voyage around the world & the tender depths of her heart. Delicious music: a massage of the heart, a whisper to the soul - Irish Radio International Lewis works with an uncomplicated loveliness of sound - Misfit City www.lewisbarfoot.com Doors open 7.30pm Music 8pm.

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Fleetwood Cave

on Fri, 17 Mar 2017 at Wigan The Old Courts 7:00pm

We are delighted to welcome Fleetwood Cave, a new folk duo featuring Marion Fleetwood and Gregg Cave, who are in the midst of a UK tour promoting their debut album, People Like Us. Acoustic Roots regulars will remember Marion from her appearance with The Jigantics last March. Marion and Gregg met through new folk supergroup TRADarrr. Both are familiar faces on the folk circuit, having played many folk clubs and festivals between them, including Fairport Convention's Cropredy Festival. Marion has a voice which has been described as 'mesmerising' and 'siren-esque', and plays all things bowed. Ashley Hutchings MBE has said she deserves to be ranked amongst the finest singers in this country. She was a member of Meet on the Ledge, The Jigantics and the award-winning ColvinQuarmby - now known as The Gerry Colvin Band, which she still performs with. Since forming folk-rock band CAVE when he was 18 years old, Gregg Cave, has been performing in concerts and at festivals in the UK and mainland Europe. In recent years Gregg has collaborated with musicians and storytellers and has been commissioned by the Arts Council and National Trust to produce two separate pieces of performance. Their debut album as a duo, People Like Us, was Crowdfunded in eight weeks and recorded over fove days in a village hall in Northampton. It includes new material from both Marion and Gregg, along with one cover - Fairport Convention track Wizard of the Worldly Game (with the definitive lyrics to the final verse sent to them by Simon Nicol himself after an exhaustive online search showed much confusion!). Friends of the pair joined them to complete the recording and include Simon Nicol and Chris Leslie of Fairport Convention, Anna Ryder, Edwina Hayes, Debs Earl and Chris Cleverley. More information about the duo can be found on their website - www.fleetwoodcave.com Marion and Gregg will be supported on the night by Bernard Hoskin, a singer-songwriter from Cambridge. He has opened for many artists such as Bert Jansch, Phil Beer, Dougie McLean and Clive Gregson. You can sample Bernard's work at www.bernardhoskin.com

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Fleetwood Cave

on Fri, 17 Mar 2017 at Wigan The Old Courts 7:00pm

We are delighted to welcome Fleetwood Cave, a new folk duo featuring Marion Fleetwood and Gregg Cave, who are in the midst of a UK tour promoting their debut album, People Like Us. Acoustic Roots regulars will remember Marion from her appearance with The Jigantics last March. Marion and Gregg met through new folk supergroup TRADarrr. Both are familiar faces on the folk circuit, having played many folk clubs and festivals between them, including Fairport Convention's Cropredy Festival. Marion has a voice which has been described as 'mesmerising' and 'siren-esque', and plays all things bowed. Ashley Hutchings MBE has said she deserves to be ranked amongst the finest singers in this country. She was a member of Meet on the Ledge, The Jigantics and the award-winning ColvinQuarmby - now known as The Gerry Colvin Band, which she still performs with. Since forming folk-rock band CAVE when he was 18 years old, Gregg Cave, has been performing in concerts and at festivals in the UK and mainland Europe. In recent years Gregg has collaborated with musicians and storytellers and has been commissioned by the Arts Council and National Trust to produce two separate pieces of performance. Their debut album as a duo, People Like Us, was Crowdfunded in eight weeks and recorded over fove days in a village hall in Northampton. It includes new material from both Marion and Gregg, along with one cover - Fairport Convention track Wizard of the Worldly Game (with the definitive lyrics to the final verse sent to them by Simon Nicol himself after an exhaustive online search showed much confusion!). Friends of the pair joined them to complete the recording and include Simon Nicol and Chris Leslie of Fairport Convention, Anna Ryder, Edwina Hayes, Debs Earl and Chris Cleverley. More information about the duo can be found on their website - www.fleetwoodcave.com Marion and Gregg will be supported on the night by Bernard Hoskin, a singer-songwriter from Cambridge. He has opened for many artists such as Bert Jansch, Phil Beer, Dougie McLean and Clive Gregson. You can sample Bernard's work at www.bernardhoskin.com

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Flamenco With Alma Gitana

on Fri, 17 Mar 2017 at London Cafe Barcelona 7:00pm

An evening of fantastic flamenco music and dance, with one of the best groups in London. www.almagitana.co.uk Tapas and wines available on the night, with the superb atmosphere of Cafe Barcelona

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Scott Matthews

on Fri, 17 Mar 2017 at Worthing St Paul's Arts Centre 7:30pm

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The Hot Rock Pilgrims

on Sat, 18 Mar 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The Hot Rock Pilgrims are a brand new old-time/bluegrass supergroup featuring some of the most exciting young pickers in the South East of England. Dan Edwards is well known for his superb guitar and clawhammer work with bands such as The So Last Century String Band, Solid Gone, Amy Harrison & The Second Hand String Band and most recently with Ben Paley's Long Hill Ramblers. Hubert, Bruno and Sam have been making waves in England and Ireland with acclaimed Bluegrass/Irish fusion band Lands End. Together they will take you on a high-energy pilgrimage of Appalachian music and its descendants. www.hotrockpilgrims.com

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Lewis & Leigh

on Sat, 18 Mar 2017 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

Al Lewis from Wales and Alva Leigh from Mississippi were drawn together by their affinity for Americana music. It is only since 2014 that the two solo musicians first began writing together but since that time they have been nominated in 2 categories of the UK American Awards and toured with Deacon Blue. In September they showcased at the US Americana Festival in Nashville (part of the strong British contingent of that event). Of their recent debut album Ghosts the Guardian headlined their 4 star review striking sorrow and sweetness and observed the duo are led by the strikingly pure voice of Leigh, and given the lightest of touches from guitar, bass and drums. FromTheMargins website said you always hear something new with each listen despite the evident simplicity; the combination of the songwriting, Alva's emotionally expressive voice, Al Lewis' contrasting but equally effective singing, the serene harmonies, and the understated but animated guitar make the album a clean-cut jewel - Ghost is startlingly good

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Lewis & Leigh

on Sat, 18 Mar 2017 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

Al Lewis from Wales and Alva Leigh from Mississippi were drawn together by their affinity for Americana music. It is only since 2014 that the two solo musicians first began writing together but since that time they have been nominated in 2 categories of the UK American Awards and toured with Deacon Blue. In September they showcased at the US Americana Festival in Nashville (part of the strong British contingent of that event). Of their recent debut album Ghosts the Guardian headlined their 4 star review striking sorrow and sweetness and observed the duo are led by the strikingly pure voice of Leigh, and given the lightest of touches from guitar, bass and drums. FromTheMargins website said you always hear something new with each listen despite the evident simplicity; the combination of the songwriting, Alva's emotionally expressive voice, Al Lewis' contrasting but equally effective singing, the serene harmonies, and the understated but animated guitar make the album a clean-cut jewel - Ghost is startlingly good

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The Jar Family

on Sat, 18 Mar 2017 at Howden The Shire Hall 7:30pm

Hartlepool based The Jar Family are five individual songwriters and musicians, who decided that, rather than strive for success in isolation, they would join forces to pool their talent.Although on paper the idea of five very different and charismatic personalities with a wide range of musical styles working together harmoniously seems unlikely, the stunning results of their work to date speak for themselves. Taking their name from the donations jar they passed around at early gigs, the band are a tight knit group who had the foresight to realise that they were stronger collectively than they were individually. To pursue their ambitious vision some tough early decisions had to be made. With few musical opportunities and even less resources at their disposal in their native North East the band temporarily moved away from their families in Hartlepool and relocated to a deserted farm in the remote Cambridgeshire countryside. There they built themselves a basic rehearsal studio and living in a ramshackle collection of old caravans for over a year they started to develop and refine what was to become the Jar Family sound. A relentless touring schedule, which has seen the band appearing as special guests to a number of established artists such as Jake Bugg, Babyshambles, Alabama 3 and others has brought their raucous and engaging shows to all corners of the country. Picking up an ever-growing army of admirers as a result of this live activity the band has now established a major fan base of fanatical supporters throughout the UK. The Jar Family recorded new material at the legendary Monnow Valley Studios in 2014 with acclaimed producer Rupert Christie and ar released a new album 'Family First' in September 2015 amidst more inexorable touring. STEELYARD BLUES have a pedigree longer than both of your arms, having played with the likes of Robert Cray, Spencer Davis, The Average White Band, The Yardbirds and many, many more at countless venues and festivals across the UK and Europe. Playing a mix of early Fleetwood Mac, Hendrix and blues standards they get yet another Howden Live stamp of grooviness and quality...

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Paul Lamb And The Kingsnakes

on Sat, 18 Mar 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Eddie Martin

on Sat, 18 Mar 2017 at London Seven Dials Club;;' 7:30pm

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Supermoon - Ep Launch Party

on Sat, 18 Mar 2017 at Cambridge The Blue Moon 7:30pm

The launch party of the hotly anticipated CD release of "SUPERMOON". SUPERMOON is the new duo of Hannah Elizabeth from the critically acclaimed folk trio "Said The Maiden" and Griff Jameson from local Folk Rock heroes "Fred's House". The pair met up to work on what was to be a solo venture for Griff, but their voices and musical outlook blended so well they decided to unite and become a duo....."SUPERMOON". Hannah and Griff would love you to join them to celebrate their debut release on a night that promises great music throughout! £5 in advance £7 on the door.

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Callaghan Live At Thorner Victory Hall Leeds

on Sat, 18 Mar 2017 at Leeds Thorner Victory Hall 7:00pm

Callaghan is coming back home to the UK for a another gig at Thorner Victory Hall. This artiste is gaining fans who are drawn to her voice and wonderful songs.. get to see her now while you still can in a small and intimate venue such as ours .. Originally from Lincolnshire Callaghan moved to the USA in summer 2010 to record and tour with Grammy-Nominee Shawn Mullins, since then she's been performing and winning fans all across the USA. Back home in the UK the BBC's Bob Harris has been a strong supporter regularly playing her music and describing her as "a wonderful artist...hugely talented". Over the last year three of her singles Best Year, We Don't Have to Change The World and Last Song, have been added to BBC Radio 2's playlist. Callaghan plays piano and guitar and delivers a stunning vocal which earns frequent comparisons with artists like Sarah McLachlan and Emmy Lou Harris. Her songwriting chronicles the stories, experiences and emotions which are part of everyone's lives. BBC London's Gabby Roslin describes hearing Callaghan live as "breathtaking...absolutely incredible". A long-time Shawn Mullins fan, she contacted the Atlanta singer-songwriter through MySpace and, after being knocked out by her music, he agreed to produce her debut album. Life in Full Colour was tracked in and around Atlanta and released in summer 2012 to a great reaction. Since then Callaghan's been constantly on the road touring across 47 states and headlining in multiple US cities. The US music magazine No Depression says of her live show "Callaghan's voice truly sets her music apart...nothing short of stunning". Now part of Nashville's singer-songwriter community Callaghan recently appeared in the BBC documentary Bob Harris: My Nashville and the companion programme, Back to Beth's: A Nashville House Concert. Her latest studio album A History or Now was recorded in Nashville. Since it's release Callaghan has played live on Clare Balding's Good Morning Sunday on Radio 2, with Gaby Roslin and Robert Elms on BBC London, and on regional radio across the UK. She's also appeared at festivals including C2C, Secret Garden Party, SummerTyne and the Cambridge Folk Fest. This summer her live album Callaghan's Acoustic Coffee House released. In early 2017 Callaghan will return to the UK for dates at the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow at London's St Pancras Old Church and in her home county of Lincolnshire. These dates will offer a first opportunity to hear some of the new songs she's recently recorded in Los Angeles. For free music please visit www.callaghansongs.com

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Hot Blues & Chilli With The Robin Bibi Band

on Sat, 18 Mar 2017 at Sandwich Fleur de Lis 7:00pm

A night of the very best in British Blues with this award winning guitarist and his excellent Band. PLUS a bowl of Jan's legendary 'Chilli'!!

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Harbottle & Jonas

on Sat, 18 Mar 2017 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 3:00pm

Harbottle & Jonas are a stunning young folk duo based in Totnes, Devon. Their music is eclectic and is always accompanied with a great story. They have received plaudits from folk royalty including Seth Lakeman, Jon Boden, Rod Clements, Declan Sinnott, BBC Introducing and have recently been endorsed by Seasalt Clothing. Playing over 100 gigs each year, these troubadours are to be found far and wide across our beautiful island

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4 Square

on Sat, 18 Mar 2017 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8:00pm

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Tom Mcmanus

on Sat, 18 Mar 2017 at Presteigne Assembly Rooms 8:00pm

Tony has come to be recognised as one of the leading guitarists in Celtic Music.

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Richard Navarro And Camden Voices - Only Connect Charity

on Sat, 18 Mar 2017 at London OC Central (Only Connect Theatre) 7:30pm

Saturday 18th March 2017 Only Connect Theatre Kings Cross, WC1X 0LR Doors open 7.30pm, music starts 8.30pm Tickets £10

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Keith James Plays The Music Of Leonard Cohen

on Sat, 18 Mar 2017 at Broseley Birchmeadow Centre 7:30am

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Helter Skelter Presents Opaque + Antony Elvin & His Men

on Sat, 18 Mar 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of alt-indie Gypsy Swing and Folk at Jamboree... Opaque are a 6-piece indie alternative gypsy swing band and legends of the festival fields, having played at Secret Garden, Bestival, GrassRoots, Strawberry Fair, Small World, Fire Gathering, Blissfields, City Roots and more. Antony Elvin is a singer/songwriter, from London, tonight playing with his three-piece band. His songs take the listener out on a spree in 'Perfect London'. A London of your dreams! Gaslit, yet modern­ pastoral yet subliminally violent. In a strong English accent, he sings about the characters he meets and the romances of the day without the vulgar baggage of angst. Noel Coward meets Gilbert and Sullivan in a modern setting with a comedy twist wrapped up in a splendid costume and lusty croon ­ A Noel Coward for The Noel Fielding generation! ­- Julian Barratt

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Peacock Angell Trio

on Sat, 18 Mar 2017 at Chinley Community Centre 7:30pm

Peacock Angell Trio deliver a superb set of wonderfully eclectic music coloured by country, blues, jazz and folk. The beautiful vocals and spirited fiddle of Ruth Angell best-known as a member of Ashley Hutchings' Rainbow Chasers are matched all the way by the dextrous guitar of Sid Peacock and Steve Tromans' thrilling piano. BBC Music described their performance as A storming set mesmeric while Maverick Magazine said: Absolutely amazing scintillating. Doors open at 7.30pm and show starts at 8pm Bar with local real ale, wine, soft drinks, tea and coffee Disabled access

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3rd Essex Delta Blues Day 12 Hour Marathon

on Sat, 18 Mar 2017 at Chelmsford The Bassment Club 11:15am

This is our 3rd year and this year it is all for charity everyone is doing it for free so all the money take will go to CHESS who support the Chelmsford Homeless. You will see the attached flyer with full details on it or go to the facebook page event https://www.facebook.com/events/918423994955669/

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Hallfall Down Aka Des Horsfall & Nick Hall

on Sat, 18 Mar 2017 at Hebden Bridge Wadsworth Community Centre 6:45pm

HALLFALL DOWN Introducing Nick Hall and Des Horsfall - two fine singer songwriters at the top of their game, in a new alliance to perform their own original blend of Country, Folk and Rock. Des and Nick are no strangers to the music fans of their native Yorkshire and far beyond, having toured many countries between them. They have over sixty years combined gigging and recording experience. Nick is one half of award winning duo 'Plumhall', one half of Folk rockers 'The Hall Brothers', and former guitarist with Folk luminaries Magna Carta. Des has worked recently with Rock legend Pete Townshend, is Kuschty Rye front man and occasional member of Slim Chance. This could be the start of something beautiful.......not to be missed!

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Latin Fever - Kabasa / Cojunto Gozon / Radio Rio

on Sat, 18 Mar 2017 at Porthtowan Mount Pleasant Eco Park 7:30pm

Put on your finery and your dancing shoes, and come join us for a tour of South America. From the Brazilian elegance and finesse of Radio Rio, via the authentic Venezuelan grooves of Conjunto Gozón, full of spicy local flavour, to the full-on funky salsa and Afro-Cuban explosion that is Kabasa! - this will be a night to remember...

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Latin Fever - Kabasa / Cojunto Gozon / Radio Rio

on Sat, 18 Mar 2017 at Porthtowan Mount Pleasant Eco Park 7:30pm

Put on your finery and your dancing shoes, and come join us for a tour of South America. From the Brazilian elegance and finesse of Radio Rio, via the authentic Venezuelan grooves of Conjunto Gozón, full of spicy local flavour, to the full-on funky salsa and Afro-Cuban explosion that is Kabasa! - this will be a night to remember...

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Claire Hastings In Concert

on Sat, 18 Mar 2017 at Reading St Mary's Church 7:00pm

Winner of the BBC Scottish Young Traditional Musician of the Year in 2015 Claire Hastings is currently riding high on the success of her critically acclaimed debit album, Between River and Railway. Claire's fabulous vocals will be complemented by the driving guitar playing of Jenn Butterworth. The evening will be a mix of traditional and self-penned songs from sensitive ballads through to real foot stompers. This is not finger in the ear folk music!

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Claire Hastings In Concert

on Sat, 18 Mar 2017 at Reading St Mary's Church 7:00pm

Winner of the BBC Scottish Young Traditional Musician of the Year in 2015 Claire Hastings is currently riding high on the success of her critically acclaimed debit album, Between River and Railway. Claire's fabulous vocals will be complemented by the driving guitar playing of Jenn Butterworth. The evening will be a mix of traditional and self-penned songs from sensitive ballads through to real foot stompers. This is not finger in the ear folk music!

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New Roots Presents: John Langan & Alastair Caplin/ Jack Harris/ Thom Ashworth

on Sat, 18 Mar 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:00pm

Sat 18 March, The Winemaker's Club 41A Farringdon Street, EC4A 4AN Doors open 7.00 pm, music from 7.45 pm. Advance ticket only, no door sales. Because of the nature of the performance space we cannot seat latecomers until the interval. The Winemakers is a strikingly atmospheric 70 capacity candle-lit stone arch in the vaults of Holborn Viaduct. It's attached to the Winemakers Club, an independently run wine and craft beer bar. The bar is open to ticket holders only. JOHN LANGAN and fiddler ALASTAIR CAPLIN (from the Langan Band) play a very special gig tonight in the chapel-like vaults of the Winemakers. Known for raucous abandon in the Langan Band, tonight will see something very different from the pair- they'll be playing a collection of traditional folk songs dear to their heart, honed at the many festival campfires ad post-gig parties over the years. Expect everything from Scottish and Irish to South American songs- they played the Winemakers as a duo last year, it was without question the venue's gig of the year, just beautiful. 'astonishing...boundlessly inventive' ★★★★ R2 Magazine 'exquisite, passionate playing' The Scotsman 'extraordinary' The Times WATCH JOHN LANGAN & ALASTAIR CAPLIN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7th4HByc6sY JACK HARRIS takes a compassionate look at things both common and uncommon, and sees them differently. His songs are literate, curious, often in character, and always intriguing. He was a SXSW showcasing artist at 17, and the youngest ever winner of the Kerrville Folk Festival's New Folk Award in 2005 (previous winners include Gillian Welch, Devon Sproule and Anais Mitchell). He has been the recipient of the PRS ATOM award for new music creation, as well as an EFDSS creative bursary for songwriting. His first album 'The Flame and The Pelican' was in the Telegraph's Top 10 Roots/ Folk albuns iof the year, and his second, The Wide Afternoon, has just been released to universal critical accliam. 'highly original...compelling' ★★★★ The Guardian '..a captivation songwriting talent' ★★★★ The Independent 'A most remarkable discovery' ★★★★★ fRoots Magazine WATCH JACK HARRIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aope-tYFu60 THOM ASHWORTH is an English folksinger and bassist, hailing from Hampshire, but calling East London home. Thom's is a stripped back approach to British traditional music, played on his 'home' instrument - bass. This unique sonic palette brings instruments usually seen in supportive roles to the fore. His previous work couldn't have been further from the folk world - he cut his teeth playing hardcore and emo, going on to play in Deep Elm Records post rock/prog act Our Lost Infantry and many headed chamber pop monster Revere - which belies a childhood spent in at festivals and pub sessions, listening to Fairport Convention and Martin Carthy. He has a growing reputation as a live performer, and made his solo debut last year opening for Dublin folk miscreants Lynched.

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Big Boy Bloater & The Limits + Support + Dj Jim Jones

on Sun, 19 Mar 2017 at London 100 Club 7:30pm

R&B supremo Big Boy Bloater brings his kicking band The LiMiTs to his favourite venue, the 100 Club, for a great night of R&B, with special guest British Blues Awards nominee Jack J Hutchinson opening the night, and a very special DJ set from the legend Jim Jones (Jim Jones Revue/Righteous Mind).

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Will Johns & Jasmine Rodgers

on Sun, 19 Mar 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Will Johns is recognised as one of the most distinctive and exciting performers on the British Blues scene today. His guitar playing is both modern and cutting edge but also steeped in the blues history passed from generation to generation. Hardly surprising as Will has direct heritage to a golden age of music. As well as being a spellbinding live act, Will is a hugely respected songwriter, having thrice been nominated for 'Best Original Blues Song' by the British Blues Awards in 3 consecutive years. Born in London, Will's parents are the legendary L.A. record producer/engineer Andy Johns and actress/model Paula Boyd. From the age of 15 Will taught himself guitar but received huge encouragement from his world renowned uncle, Eric Clapton. Having been writing and performing for over 15 years across the globe Will has picked up many accolades along the journey, not least his BBA nominations for 'On My Back' from his debut solo album Count On Me in 2012, and for 'Kissing You' from the superb Hooks & Lines album in 2013. A big favourite among festival goers, Will has appeared across the U.K. at such prestigious events as Blues On The Farm, Birmingham Jazz and Blues and Cambridge Rock Festival. 2015 looks like it could be the busiest and most fruitful year of Will's career to date. He has been working hard on writing and recording new material for his third album Something Old, Something New.. The moving anthem, 'Last Page of the Blues' is due for imminent release. The year started with Will travelling to Russia with good friend Malcolm Bruce on a cultural and musical adventure that has been documented on Discovery Russia and can be viewed on their website. After performing at The Central House of Artists the adventure really got under way visiting the remote territory Mordovia, performing in the GULAG region in a women's prison for 200plus serious offenders, an experience Will describes as one of the moving of his life. As if this wasn't enough immediately afterwards they were involved in a minor car accident 150km from anywhere in the midst of gales and snowdrifts!! He has still found time this year to complete a U.K. tour as part of Fresh Cream alongside Malcolm Bruce and Chris Page on drums performing the songs of Cream. The tour included a memorable show at The Borderline, London which featured the original lyricist Pete Brown. Will has also made regular guest appearances with stunning vocalist Malaya Blue, joining her at The Skegness Blues & Rock Festival and at The Jazz Café for an Anti-Slavery Charity event among others. 2014 had seen the start of this momentum and had included a successful tour of Moscow and St. Petersburg as part of The Great British Rhythm & Blues Invasion. Prior to that Sons Of Cream, a precursor to Fresh Cream with Malcolm and Chris has toured the U.K. to many enthusiastic sold out venues. Will has released two excellent solo albums, Count On Me released in 2008, and Hooks & Lines in 2012. Whilst living in L.A. during 1996 Will formed the band GLYDA with Jesse Wood and Tramper Price, releasing one album and three Eps and wooing audiences in the USA, Ireland, France, Germany and the UK. www.willjohns.com Jasmine Rodgers 1st album of original songs written by Jasmine Rodgers Produced by Sean Genockey of Black Dog Studios Featuring collaborations with Hotei Tomoyasu, Scott Matthews, members of Red Racer and Pyramid Ship and Dan Carey Alternative folk/alternative rock Jasmine Rodgers is a singer-songwiter from London with a Japanese poet mother and a Middlesborough rock singer dad. Her first foray into music (apart from singing Fleetwood Mac on Capital Radio's 30 second Wonder segment age 11) was as front woman to rock band Boa, which has a loyal international following due to their single 'Duvet' used as opening theme song to award winning Japanese anime 'Lain Serial Xperiments'. Following on from the anime theme, Jasmine Rodgers wrote and performed for the soundtrack of Armitage III, a US/Japanese anime film featuring Juliette Lewis. Jasmine Rodgers took time out from the musical world, and Boa, to complete a degree in Zoology. After graduating she recorded an EP of original acoustic songs and began performing at well-loved venues across the UK (including Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Royal Albert Hall) and Italy (including Venice Biennale), collaborating with musicians including Indian classical musicians such as Mendi Mohinder Singh and Waqas Choudhary for the New Art Exchange's Mela. Old friend and producer Sean Genockey (Jamie Lenman, Tom Mcrae, Futureheads) has been instrumental in helping Jasmine Rodgers to develop her sound and the result is an intimate portrayal of her experiences in an exquisite and heartfelt setting, never losing her rock and folk music heritage. Her debut album also includes Icicles, produced by double Mercury award nominee Dan Carey (Kate Tempest and Nick Mulvey) and collaborations with Japanese rock legend Hotei Tomoyasu (Kill Bill) and Ivor Novello winner Scott Matthews. John Hogg (Red Racer, Moke) provided backing vocals, bass and mandola, Dan Kavanagh (Jamie Lenman, Godsized) and Charlie Morton (Pyramid Ship, Moke) provided drums and percussion, and Danny Keane (Scott Matthews, Anouska Shankar, Nitin Sawnhey). The album has been mastered by Ed Woods (Chess Records, Roger Daltrey, Guy Massey) www.jasminerodgers.com www.facebook.com/jasminerodgersmusic

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

on Sun, 19 Mar 2017 at London Green Note 5:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 5.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 6.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ---------------------------------------------------- Green Note and Blue Monday present GIRLS TO THE FRONT. A night celebrating women in music by bringing the finest crop of rising female music artists to the forefront. Back by popular demand and after two sold out evenings, MIRI and RoseRed bring you a third installment of artists who are currently making waves in the London music scene. Expect a eclectic musical feast of alternative folk, acoustic soul pop and fable electric dreamy music to wet your appetite and stir your soul. Featuring.... MARINE Marine grew in the gaps between the concrete of the city, with four very different stories they hoped to combine uniquely into just one, where all they had listened to overlapped. Intuitive beats that make you want to move, bass hypnosis in the undercurrent playfully countering melody, and with a deep love of contrast, two vocals which braid together over hooky guitar lines into a complex plait of old and new, understated and operatic, light and dark. The songs of Marine are crystallised from mythology and fables, mingling with personal words and emotions to form tales of the ordinary and not ordinary. They describe themselves as Fable Electric. A genre all their own, made out of things we all know and things we don't know. The Underworld, Seal Demons, mighty Kraken, Werewolves, Witches and Gods.... even questioning the very nature of storytelling itself. When pushed for comparisons, listeners have drawn parallels with Kate Bush, PJ Harvey, Radiohead, and Warpaint. These plucky girls have been running their own show in their own way, touring Europe and the UK, quickly building a cult following in Berlin and London, flogging countless handmade CDs and artwork. Their first festival season together last summer saw dynamite shows at Secret Garden Party, Shamabala and more, spinning their singles on BBC6, and being highlighted in Major and Independent magazines and blogs along the way. Momentum is building as they swim deeper into their concept, having just proudly finished their Debut album with a producer they greatly admire; Rob Ellis (Anna Calvi, PJ Harvey, Cold Specks). They are set to release their new single, their first official video, and a string of new tour dates, this autumn. Come along to a show and witness as each girls unique character brings surprising twists and turns into the music, the conviction of the sound they make being both wild and elegant. These are four girls who play straight to your gut from the heart. https://wearemarinemarine.wordpress.com/ RUTH THEODORE "Extraordinary" - The Guardian ★★★★ "Confident, assured and truly unique" - Fatea Magazine "Truly original..." "Her new album's a killer" - fRoots Ruth Theodore's songs fascinate audiences with their gripping honesty and distinctive lyricism. Over an array of unconventional guitar tunings, Ruth sings stories of the known universe with captivating vocal dexterity and poetic originality. Ruth moves almost recklessly between pacey political passages, stomping slide guitar, and enchanting piano pieces that conjure the compositional freedom of a young Keith Jarrett, with the timeless qualities of such artists as Carole King and Nina Simone. Turning her music on its head at every opportunity, Ruth's natural lyricism and deliberate turn of phrase is that of a skilled writer in command of, and having fun with, the idea of contemporary songwriting. Ruth's fourth studio album 'Cactacus', which she recorded with producer and bassist Todd Sickafoose (Anais Mitchell/Ani Difranco), was released through Aveline Records in September 2016. Ruth travelled and played her way through California and up into Oregon to work alongside a stellar cast of musicians including organist Rob Burger (Tom Waits, Willie Nelson), percussionist Mathias Kunzli (Regina Spektor, Lauryn Hill), and Violinist Jenny Scheinman (Lucinda Williams, Lou Reed). Occasionally recalling Kate Bush and Ani DiFranco, this is a beautiful, sad, wonderful LP - MOJO ★★★★ "... [an] impressive ability to excite audiences with her truly original, fascinating and thoroughly entertaining music..... a wealth of poetry, satire and pure, natural artistry. 'Cactacus' is a wonderful, captivating album." - Folk Radio UK "...songs that are full of vitality. Quirky lyrics tumble out of her in a torrent, with angular melodies and inventive settings... an excellent album of invigorating freshness and originality." - Country Music People "...a beautiful voice, backed it up with amazingly accomplished guitar skills, songs of substance..." "...[her] lyrics are Dylanesque in scope and skill" - Red Guitar Music "Ruth writes alternative folk and blues music but at heart she is a pure punk San Franciscan beat poet" - Todd Sickafoose www.ruththeodore.com OH SISTER Sarah Berresford, better known as Oh Sister writes moody torch songs then, she and her friends add synth, drums and dreamy harmonies. Intimate lyrics with mature, confident vocal talent, over delicate guitar melodies. https://ohsistermusic.com/ BEE BAKARE Bee Bakare is an acoustic soul pop singer-songwriter based in London, UK. Her music is recognisable by the soulful, rich and warm contralto that features in her sound. Singing and writing from a young age, her musical influences include the likes of Lauryn Hill, Tracy Chapman and India Arie. Bee recently released the first single 'Waiting to Happen' from her upcoming EP (2017). The single is currently making waves as "catchy and fresh", a consistent feature in her songs which leave live audiences saying 'wow that voice'. http://www.beebakare.com/ ROSERED & THE BUTTERFLIES RoseRed And The Butterflies, aka Lydia Nicolaides is a prolific singer/songwriter from north London Enfield, with a DIY ethos. She pens catchy lyrics and silver tongued melodies that tell stories in a refreshing and original way. With a mixture of realism, fun, quirkiness and sadness, RoseRed's music can move effortlessly from lightness into dark, and her style crosses a variety of genres, from Folk to Rock; from Country to Reggae. 'Imagine Mary Poppins on acid' playing the guitar and dancing like a pixie. RoseRed released her eagerly awaited debut album 'Just A Glimmer' in 2010 an album which she wrote, recorded, produced and funded herself, in-between several years of playing the London gig circuit and which got voted and won the Fatea Magazine debut album of the year 2010 Award. She has had two of her songs feature in two British Independent Films 'Jesus Versus The Messiah' and 'Chinese Burns'. She has just released her second album New Age Drifter. www.roseredmusic.com MIRI MIRI's new release Sound Vibrations is her third EP, blending distinctive soft, smoky and gritty tones with thought provoking heartfelt lyrics; pop songs that speak fluent indie. 'Electric Vibes' has received BBC 6 Radio airplay on Tom Robinson's Fresh On The Net mixtape show, whilst 'The Plight' has been making waves on the underground. Described as the love child of Sting and Edith Piaf, British singer-songwriter MIRI blends heart and grit, distilled through a smooth, melodic pop filter. Three of MIRI's songs are featured in the film Fear Of Water which screened at the International Women's Film Festival in LA and will be broadcast on TV in the UK later on in the year. Her track 'Broken City' taken from the film has received radio airplay on BBC London. MIRI co-promotes and co-hosts highly acclaimed monthly live music night "Blue Monday" at The Boogaloo in London; collaborating in 2016 with award winning music venue Green Note on two sold out female artist focused events called "Girls To The Front. MIRI also put on her own event at Strongroom in Shoreditch entitled "MIRI's Sunday Chill" which went down a storm. Performing regularly around the UK & Europe MIRI has gained a reputation for her eclectic gigs and stage presence. Past live shows include 100 Club for The Official Bob Marley Birthday Celebration, alternative reggae artist Natty's Vibes & Pressure at Passing Clouds, and supporting American folk artist Laura Veirs at Bush Hall. Her European travels have led her to perform at L Fest Del Mar in Spain, and Sofar Sounds in Amsterdam. Behind the scenes MIRI works with the charity School Ground Sounds which provide additional opportunities for young people to enhance their musical education. MIRI has been a guest mentor for Wired4Music's drop in for young people aspiring to have a career in music and is also on the FAC's BEAT Board. www.miriofficial.com

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

on Sun, 19 Mar 2017 at London Green Note 5:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 5.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 6.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ---------------------------------------------------- Green Note and Blue Monday present GIRLS TO THE FRONT. A night celebrating women in music by bringing the finest crop of rising female music artists to the forefront. Back by popular demand and after two sold out evenings, MIRI and RoseRed bring you a third installment of artists who are currently making waves in the London music scene. Expect a eclectic musical feast of alternative folk, acoustic soul pop and fable electric dreamy music to wet your appetite and stir your soul. Featuring.... MARINE Marine grew in the gaps between the concrete of the city, with four very different stories they hoped to combine uniquely into just one, where all they had listened to overlapped. Intuitive beats that make you want to move, bass hypnosis in the undercurrent playfully countering melody, and with a deep love of contrast, two vocals which braid together over hooky guitar lines into a complex plait of old and new, understated and operatic, light and dark. The songs of Marine are crystallised from mythology and fables, mingling with personal words and emotions to form tales of the ordinary and not ordinary. They describe themselves as Fable Electric. A genre all their own, made out of things we all know and things we don't know. The Underworld, Seal Demons, mighty Kraken, Werewolves, Witches and Gods.... even questioning the very nature of storytelling itself. When pushed for comparisons, listeners have drawn parallels with Kate Bush, PJ Harvey, Radiohead, and Warpaint. These plucky girls have been running their own show in their own way, touring Europe and the UK, quickly building a cult following in Berlin and London, flogging countless handmade CDs and artwork. Their first festival season together last summer saw dynamite shows at Secret Garden Party, Shamabala and more, spinning their singles on BBC6, and being highlighted in Major and Independent magazines and blogs along the way. Momentum is building as they swim deeper into their concept, having just proudly finished their Debut album with a producer they greatly admire; Rob Ellis (Anna Calvi, PJ Harvey, Cold Specks). They are set to release their new single, their first official video, and a string of new tour dates, this autumn. Come along to a show and witness as each girls unique character brings surprising twists and turns into the music, the conviction of the sound they make being both wild and elegant. These are four girls who play straight to your gut from the heart. https://wearemarinemarine.wordpress.com/ RUTH THEODORE "Extraordinary" - The Guardian ★★★★ "Confident, assured and truly unique" - Fatea Magazine "Truly original..." "Her new album's a killer" - fRoots Ruth Theodore's songs fascinate audiences with their gripping honesty and distinctive lyricism. Over an array of unconventional guitar tunings, Ruth sings stories of the known universe with captivating vocal dexterity and poetic originality. Ruth moves almost recklessly between pacey political passages, stomping slide guitar, and enchanting piano pieces that conjure the compositional freedom of a young Keith Jarrett, with the timeless qualities of such artists as Carole King and Nina Simone. Turning her music on its head at every opportunity, Ruth's natural lyricism and deliberate turn of phrase is that of a skilled writer in command of, and having fun with, the idea of contemporary songwriting. Ruth's fourth studio album 'Cactacus', which she recorded with producer and bassist Todd Sickafoose (Anais Mitchell/Ani Difranco), was released through Aveline Records in September 2016. Ruth travelled and played her way through California and up into Oregon to work alongside a stellar cast of musicians including organist Rob Burger (Tom Waits, Willie Nelson), percussionist Mathias Kunzli (Regina Spektor, Lauryn Hill), and Violinist Jenny Scheinman (Lucinda Williams, Lou Reed). Occasionally recalling Kate Bush and Ani DiFranco, this is a beautiful, sad, wonderful LP - MOJO ★★★★ "... [an] impressive ability to excite audiences with her truly original, fascinating and thoroughly entertaining music..... a wealth of poetry, satire and pure, natural artistry. 'Cactacus' is a wonderful, captivating album." - Folk Radio UK "...songs that are full of vitality. Quirky lyrics tumble out of her in a torrent, with angular melodies and inventive settings... an excellent album of invigorating freshness and originality." - Country Music People "...a beautiful voice, backed it up with amazingly accomplished guitar skills, songs of substance..." "...[her] lyrics are Dylanesque in scope and skill" - Red Guitar Music "Ruth writes alternative folk and blues music but at heart she is a pure punk San Franciscan beat poet" - Todd Sickafoose www.ruththeodore.com OH SISTER Sarah Berresford, better known as Oh Sister writes moody torch songs then, she and her friends add synth, drums and dreamy harmonies. Intimate lyrics with mature, confident vocal talent, over delicate guitar melodies. https://ohsistermusic.com/ BEE BAKARE Bee Bakare is an acoustic soul pop singer-songwriter based in London, UK. Her music is recognisable by the soulful, rich and warm contralto that features in her sound. Singing and writing from a young age, her musical influences include the likes of Lauryn Hill, Tracy Chapman and India Arie. Bee recently released the first single 'Waiting to Happen' from her upcoming EP (2017). The single is currently making waves as "catchy and fresh", a consistent feature in her songs which leave live audiences saying 'wow that voice'. http://www.beebakare.com/ ROSERED & THE BUTTERFLIES RoseRed And The Butterflies, aka Lydia Nicolaides is a prolific singer/songwriter from north London Enfield, with a DIY ethos. She pens catchy lyrics and silver tongued melodies that tell stories in a refreshing and original way. With a mixture of realism, fun, quirkiness and sadness, RoseRed's music can move effortlessly from lightness into dark, and her style crosses a variety of genres, from Folk to Rock; from Country to Reggae. 'Imagine Mary Poppins on acid' playing the guitar and dancing like a pixie. RoseRed released her eagerly awaited debut album 'Just A Glimmer' in 2010 an album which she wrote, recorded, produced and funded herself, in-between several years of playing the London gig circuit and which got voted and won the Fatea Magazine debut album of the year 2010 Award. She has had two of her songs feature in two British Independent Films 'Jesus Versus The Messiah' and 'Chinese Burns'. She has just released her second album New Age Drifter. www.roseredmusic.com MIRI MIRI's new release Sound Vibrations is her third EP, blending distinctive soft, smoky and gritty tones with thought provoking heartfelt lyrics; pop songs that speak fluent indie. 'Electric Vibes' has received BBC 6 Radio airplay on Tom Robinson's Fresh On The Net mixtape show, whilst 'The Plight' has been making waves on the underground. Described as the love child of Sting and Edith Piaf, British singer-songwriter MIRI blends heart and grit, distilled through a smooth, melodic pop filter. Three of MIRI's songs are featured in the film Fear Of Water which screened at the International Women's Film Festival in LA and will be broadcast on TV in the UK later on in the year. Her track 'Broken City' taken from the film has received radio airplay on BBC London. MIRI co-promotes and co-hosts highly acclaimed monthly live music night "Blue Monday" at The Boogaloo in London; collaborating in 2016 with award winning music venue Green Note on two sold out female artist focused events called "Girls To The Front. MIRI also put on her own event at Strongroom in Shoreditch entitled "MIRI's Sunday Chill" which went down a storm. Performing regularly around the UK & Europe MIRI has gained a reputation for her eclectic gigs and stage presence. Past live shows include 100 Club for The Official Bob Marley Birthday Celebration, alternative reggae artist Natty's Vibes & Pressure at Passing Clouds, and supporting American folk artist Laura Veirs at Bush Hall. Her European travels have led her to perform at L Fest Del Mar in Spain, and Sofar Sounds in Amsterdam. Behind the scenes MIRI works with the charity School Ground Sounds which provide additional opportunities for young people to enhance their musical education. MIRI has been a guest mentor for Wired4Music's drop in for young people aspiring to have a career in music and is also on the FAC's BEAT Board. www.miriofficial.com

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Singaround: Bring A Song Or Two, Join In, Or Just Come And Listen!

on Sun, 19 Mar 2017 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Sue Graves, one of the resident singers at TwickFolk, says: All the music at TwickFolk is live and our singarounds give everyone a chance to sing, play an instrument, recite a poem or tell a story. If you just want to sit back and listen, that's also fine. In fact listening, and paying attention to the words and music, is what an evening of folk is all about. Taking part in a singaround isn't at all like an open mike session or performing on stage. There won't be a microphone. We welcome musical contributions from everyone, young or old and we will be encouraging everyone to join in with the choruses. Non-performers are welcome to come and there is no need to pre-book.

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Maddy Prior In Concert With Hannah James And Giles Lewin

on Sun, 19 Mar 2017 at Oxford Holywell Rooms 7:00pm

Maddy Prior In Concert A true legend of British music, Maddy Prior's latest album 3 For Joy is an exploration of the tradition that she loves. Together with musical partners Giles Lewin (Carnival Band) and accordion player Hannah James, Maddy returns to perform the music of England, the British Isles and Eastern Europe. On stage 7.30pm

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Lazy Sunday Afternoon With Mr Love & Justice And Friends

on Sun, 19 Mar 2017 at Swindon Savernake Street Community Hall 2:30pm

Regular monthly session of original folk/roots acoustic music hosted by Swindon-based folk/rock collective Mr Love & Justice with 2 guest performers each performing 30 min sets. Doors 2.30pm, show time is 3-5pm. Free parking at venue, homemade coffee and cakes and a warm welcome await.

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The Strawbs Electric Band

on Sun, 19 Mar 2017 at Greenfield Friezland Church Hall 7:00pm

The Strawbs, 5pc Electric Band. Have been playing for over years. With Dave Cousins, and Paul lambert fronting the band. Great Prog Rock band.

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Kibitz Play Cafe#9

on Sun, 19 Mar 2017 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

Kibitz perform energetic and soulful instrumental material taking influence from traditional Eastern European and Klezmer tunes. Whether performing fast Bulgarian Kopanitsa's, slow Romanian Hora's or their own original tunes Kibitz will guarantee an eclectic evening!

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Claire Hastings

on Mon, 20 Mar 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk --------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Hastings' talents not just as a musician but as a compelling storyteller were obvious" - The Herald "Claire Hastings is blessed with confidence and a very fine voice, beautifully sustained" - Hi-Arts Claire Hastings is a folksinger/songwriter originally from Dumfries, Scotland. She is a graduate of the BA Scottish Music degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, specializing in Scots song. Last year, Claire won the prestigious BBC Radio Scotland's Young Traditional Musician of the Year award. Since winning the title, Claire has had the opportunity to perform at many high-profile events including BBC Proms in the Park with the Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and BBC Music Day where she sang alongside Lulu, Jamie Cullum and Deacon Blue. Other performances include Orkney Folk Festival supporting Seth Lakeman, at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh and in 4* reviewed show 'A Man's a Man' at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Claire is currently one of the leading folk singers in Scotland, and was nominated for Scots Singer of the Year at the Scottish Traditional Music Awards in 2015.

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Hurray For The Riff Raff

on Mon, 20 Mar 2017 at Leeds Brudenell Social Club 7:30pm

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The Mountain Firework Company

on Mon, 20 Mar 2017 at Brighton The Greys 7:30pm

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Ian Siegal

on Tue, 21 Mar 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Though he is best known as a bluesman and variously described as a legend and a national treasure, a typical Siegal solo show is much more than blues, taking in the American folklore of songwriters such Guy Clarke and Townes Van Zandt, and his own genre-defying songs. What binds together this varied repertoire is Siegal's fabulous voice and immense command of the guitar. His trophy cabinet swells by the day: British Blues Hall of Fame, nine-times British Blues Awards winner, three-times European Blues Awards winner, multiple USA Blues Music Awards nominations (most recently for acoustic artist of the year) and twice MOJO blues album of the year. But don't expect him to dine out on his press cuttings or sit polishing his trophies. For Siegal, it's all about the next show, the next song and the next great record. Vast talent, historical reverence and forward thinking. BLUES REVUE USA Awash with wit, lust and distraction..the cleverest writer and most magnetic performer of Blues in the UK. MOJO

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The Rheingans Sisters

on Tue, 21 Mar 2017 at Oxford Holywell Rooms 7:30pm

BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners, accomplished multi-instrumentalists, singers and song-writers, the Rheingans Sisters bring their unique and beautiful music to Oxford's most venerable music venue. In support, Oxfordshire instrumental group Owl Light Trio. Doors 7.30pm, Music 8pm.

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Roots Blues

on Tue, 21 Mar 2017 at Seaham Roobarb 'n Custard Tea Room and Cocktail Bar 7:00pm

An evening of authentic roots blues music, ragtime and country blues from John Wilkins, old time blues and harmonica from Fred Craig, and masterful blues harp and fingerpicking from Jim Bullock and Barry Cameron. Roobarb n Custard is a small friendly venue where you can enjoy this acoustic based music close up. Start 7.30pm, entry from 7.00pm, tickets only. Full bar and refreshments available and free parking behind venue.

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Bronwynne Brent Trio

on Wed, 22 Mar 2017 at Lowdham The Old Ship Inn 7:30pm

Doors open 7.30pm; Concert starts 8pm

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Pagoda Project

on Wed, 22 Mar 2017 at Croydon The Oval Tavern 7:30pm

Paul Hutchinson (Belshazzar's Feast's accordionist) and Karen Wimhurst (clarinet & sax, WNO and ENO amongst many other prestigious musical contexts) bring their cross-over folk/jazz project to Croydon.

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The James Brothers

on Wed, 22 Mar 2017 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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John Lee Hooker Jr And Animals & Friends

on Wed, 22 Mar 2017 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

The original sound of British Rhythm and Blues! John Steel, Mickey Gallagher, Danny Handley and Roberto Ruiz. The band that shook the world back in 1964 have reinvented themselves. Since reforming the band have embarked on a series of massive UK tours with special guests and this time they've teamed up with John Lee Hooker Jr.

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Seun Kuti + Egypt80

on Wed, 22 Mar 2017 at Brighton Concorde 2 7:30pm

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Bright Phoebus Presents: Kathryn Tickell & Amy Thatcher

on Wed, 22 Mar 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:00pm

Northumbrian piper and composer Kathryn Tickell performs with her long-time collaborator Amy Thatcher (accordion, clog dancing). Evocative slow airs that could break your heart move seamlessly into rapid-fire jigs and reels. Amy's clog steps provide a joyous percussive element. A very special evening is in store with this sparkling duo. Kathryn Tickell is widely acclaimed as the foremost exponent of the Northumbrian pipes. She is a composer, performer, educator and recording artist whose work is deeply rooted in the landscape and people of Northumbria. She has released 15 of her own albums to date and has also recorded and performed with Sting, The Chieftains, Penguin Café Orchestra, Jon Lord, Evelyn Glennie, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, London Sinfonietta and many others. In 2015 she was awarded the OBE for services to folk music. Amy Thatcher is a professional accordionist and composer based in the North East of England. Her reputation as one of the UK's leading folk accordionists is garnered from working with legends such as Kathryn Tickell, Sting and the Royal Northern Sinfonia. Amy is a key member of several well known folk acts in the UK including Kathryn Tickell's The Side, The Shee, and The Monster Ceilidh Band. Amy's musical upbringing owes a lot to Stockport's famous Fosbrook's Folk Education Trust with whom she trained from the age of eight on accordion, fiddle, piano and clog dancing. During this time Amy was taught by, and recorded with, accordion virtuoso Murray Grainger. She continued her musical education in Newcastle on the prestigious Folk and Traditional Music degree course. I can't remember feeling so exhilarated by such a match of music and landscape. Richard Morrison, The Times (on Northumbrian Voices). Kathryn's musical exuberance and regional rootedness endow her music with originality, power and joy. Songlines

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Bright Phoebus Presents: Kathryn Tickell & Amy Thatcher

on Wed, 22 Mar 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:00pm

Northumbrian piper and composer Kathryn Tickell performs with her long-time collaborator Amy Thatcher (accordion, clog dancing). Evocative slow airs that could break your heart move seamlessly into rapid-fire jigs and reels. Amy's clog steps provide a joyous percussive element. A very special evening is in store with this sparkling duo. Kathryn Tickell is widely acclaimed as the foremost exponent of the Northumbrian pipes. She is a composer, performer, educator and recording artist whose work is deeply rooted in the landscape and people of Northumbria. She has released 15 of her own albums to date and has also recorded and performed with Sting, The Chieftains, Penguin Café Orchestra, Jon Lord, Evelyn Glennie, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, London Sinfonietta and many others. In 2015 she was awarded the OBE for services to folk music. Amy Thatcher is a professional accordionist and composer based in the North East of England. Her reputation as one of the UK's leading folk accordionists is garnered from working with legends such as Kathryn Tickell, Sting and the Royal Northern Sinfonia. Amy is a key member of several well known folk acts in the UK including Kathryn Tickell's The Side, The Shee, and The Monster Ceilidh Band. Amy's musical upbringing owes a lot to Stockport's famous Fosbrook's Folk Education Trust with whom she trained from the age of eight on accordion, fiddle, piano and clog dancing. During this time Amy was taught by, and recorded with, accordion virtuoso Murray Grainger. She continued her musical education in Newcastle on the prestigious Folk and Traditional Music degree course. I can't remember feeling so exhilarated by such a match of music and landscape. Richard Morrison, The Times (on Northumbrian Voices). Kathryn's musical exuberance and regional rootedness endow her music with originality, power and joy. Songlines

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Dawson Reigns And The Rising // Glasgow

on Wed, 22 Mar 2017 at Glasgow Broadcast 7:30pm

2COUNTRY & NASHVILLE ACCESS In Association With FULL CIRCLE TOURING Present DAWSON REIGNS and THE RISING with GARY QUINN + Special Guests 2016 saw the British country scene grow not just steadily but it exploded. With Country2Country, Buckles & Boots and FSA Fest all seeing their audiences swell, the chart impact of record breaking acts Ward Thomas and The Shires has really seen the country sound break into mainstream. As 2017 gets into flow, 2Country and Nashville Access in association with Full Circle Touring are proud to present a co-headline tour from two rising artists who made their own massive impacts of the British country scene over the last year. Championed by Bob Harries, Baylen Leonard and Chris Country, Nashville based singer/songwriter Dawson Reigns kickstarted his UK campaign last year with the rock-tinged infectious radio hit Love Way All You, which was co-penned by The Shires tourmate Canaan Smith. With his eponymous EP receiving glowing reviews and his brief UK tour in September alongside Holloway Road winning him an army of British fans, Dawson can't wait to return to the UK. Belfast based quintet The Rising launched their revamped line-up in 2016 with the stunning Last First Love. Having been holed up in the studio for the majority of the year, the group can't wait to share their new songs with audiences as they build towards their sophomore album. With famous fans including Graham Norton, Gaby Roslin and Alex Lester, the group have opened for Ward Thomas, The Shires and Jess & The Bandits. Joining them on the road is 4 times British Country Music Award winner, including 2016's Best Male Vocalist, Gary Quinn. 2016 saw Gary release his acclaimed EP, I Remember, which was headed up by the chart topping single Shame. Having worked with Phil Vassar on his Songs From The Cellar, and recently spent time in Nashville co-writing with Steve Wariner, Gary is excited to showcase his material old and new with his fans. Throw in a special guest at each night of tour and you have a truly unforgettable experience that showcases the true diversity of country music.

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Bw#12: Chloe Hawes And The Jukebox Generation Ep Release Show

on Wed, 22 Mar 2017 at Manchester Castle Hotel';' 7:30pm

Better Weather are delight to be bringing Chloe Hawes to the Castle Hotel for not only her first full band headliner in Manchester, but also the release of her long awaited second EP 'Jukebox Generation'. Joining Hawes will be Alex Rennie, Toria Wooff and Matthew McClure. Doors: 19:30 Tickets: £5 £6 OTD

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Lost Horizons Presents Sam Carter

on Wed, 22 Mar 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Since being named Best Newcomer at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Sam Carter has been stirring audiences from Camden to Canada, via an attention grabbing appearance on Later with Jools Holland. Described as 'the finest English-style finger-picking guitarist of his generation' by Bellowhead's Jon Boden, Sam has toured the world, equally happy to perform intimate solo shows on acoustic guitar, on electric with a full band, or to collaborate with other artists ", Carter has the ability to enthral with just one climactic chord when he moves effortlessly into rock guitar mode and the jagged contrast with his softer side makes it all the more effective he has such an abundance of natural talent, and you will him on all the way' fRoots 'Sam Carter is a brilliant guitarist and songwriter who combines the observational with social comment and personal reflection' **** Songlines '[Carter] continues to combine present-day lyrical themes and his versatile folk-based approach with skill and ease'
 Guitarist 'One of the most gifted acoustic guitarists of his generation' Mike Harding, Radio 2 'A sophisticated blender of ancient and modern' Uncut With support from the ever excellent Minnie Birch and Bob Munton.

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Lost Horizons Presents Sam Carter

on Wed, 22 Mar 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Since being named Best Newcomer at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Sam Carter has been stirring audiences from Camden to Canada, via an attention grabbing appearance on Later with Jools Holland. Described as 'the finest English-style finger-picking guitarist of his generation' by Bellowhead's Jon Boden, Sam has toured the world, equally happy to perform intimate solo shows on acoustic guitar, on electric with a full band, or to collaborate with other artists ", Carter has the ability to enthral with just one climactic chord when he moves effortlessly into rock guitar mode and the jagged contrast with his softer side makes it all the more effective he has such an abundance of natural talent, and you will him on all the way' fRoots 'Sam Carter is a brilliant guitarist and songwriter who combines the observational with social comment and personal reflection' **** Songlines '[Carter] continues to combine present-day lyrical themes and his versatile folk-based approach with skill and ease'
 Guitarist 'One of the most gifted acoustic guitarists of his generation' Mike Harding, Radio 2 'A sophisticated blender of ancient and modern' Uncut With support from the ever excellent Minnie Birch and Bob Munton.

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The Jar Family

on Thu, 23 Mar 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Hartlepool based The Jar Family are five individual songwriters and musicians, who decided that, rather than strive for success in isolation, they would join forces to pool their talent and create their 'industrial folk' sound. The Jar Family have mesmerised, entertained, thrilled and conscripted punters at more than 400 gigs including approximately 75 festival performances. Their fanbase is notoriously loud, thirsty, loyal and very large. This six piece are a superb option for festival crowds all over the UK and Europe as they have the knack of being able to win over a crowd quickly and they are extremely entertaining to watch. Imagine, if you can, Steam Punk infused Bob Dylan wrestling The Pogues with Bez in a top-hat. Intrigued?! You should be... They are one of those rare and wonderful acts that quickly galvanises a crowd and brings a real sense of old fashioned showmanship to the stage. They are a truly exceptional live act. Vulture Hound Live Review Have you ever seen a live act move you so much you that want to get them permanently inked on your body? No? Well maybe you should see The Jar Family. Crack Magazine Album Review You can always rely on this Hartlepool band to come up with the goods. Its knock out rootsy folk rock, that has choruses as big as the room, and with all the passion of The Pogues. www.thejarfamily.com www.facebook.com/TheJarFamily www.twitter.com/thejarfamily

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Vera Van Heeringen & Neil Mcsweeney

on Thu, 23 Mar 2017 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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Kieran Halpin

on Thu, 23 Mar 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Kieran is one of our perennial favourites this will be something like his 14th solo appearance! He is 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, 23 Mar 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Kieran is one of our perennial favourites this will be something like his 14th solo appearance! He is 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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Tir Na Nog (irish Progfolk)

on Thu, 23 Mar 2017 at Ashill The Barn at Square and Compass 8:00pm

Restaurant from 7pm, onsite camping and accom: booking essential for all c/o 01823 480467

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Will Johns & Friends

on Thu, 23 Mar 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:30pm

We at The Haven Club welcome the return of Will Johns who blew us all away last year with his stunning performance. He is recognised as one of the most distinctive and exciting performers on the British Blues scene today. His guitar playing is both modern and cutting edge but also steeped in the blues history passed from generation to generation. Hardly surprising as Will has direct heritage to a golden age of music. As well as being a spellbinding live act, Will is a hugely respected songwriter, having thrice been nominated for 'Best Original Blues Song' by the British Blues Awards in 3 consecutive years. Born in London, Will's parents are the legendary L.A. record producer/ engineer Andy Johns and actress/ model Paula Boyd. From the age of 15 Will taught himself guitar but received huge encouragement from his world renowned uncle, Eric Clapton. Having been writing and performing for over 15 years across the globe Will has picked up many accolades along the journey, not least his BBA nominations for 'On My Back' from his debut solo album Count On Me in 2012, and for 'Kissing You' from the superb Hooks & Lines album in 2013. A big favourite among festival goers, Will has appeared across the UK at Blues On The Farm, Birmingham Jazz and Blues and Cambridge Rock Festival, and played gigs at The Borderline and Jazz Cafe among many others.Most recently we witnessed him playing a blinder at Shepherds Bush Empire alongside Mick Taylor at The Tribute to Jack Bruce concert - can't wait to hear him with his stunning band.

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Will Johns & Friends

on Thu, 23 Mar 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:30pm

We at The Haven Club welcome the return of Will Johns who blew us all away last year with his stunning performance. He is recognised as one of the most distinctive and exciting performers on the British Blues scene today. His guitar playing is both modern and cutting edge but also steeped in the blues history passed from generation to generation. Hardly surprising as Will has direct heritage to a golden age of music. As well as being a spellbinding live act, Will is a hugely respected songwriter, having thrice been nominated for 'Best Original Blues Song' by the British Blues Awards in 3 consecutive years. Born in London, Will's parents are the legendary L.A. record producer/ engineer Andy Johns and actress/ model Paula Boyd. From the age of 15 Will taught himself guitar but received huge encouragement from his world renowned uncle, Eric Clapton. Having been writing and performing for over 15 years across the globe Will has picked up many accolades along the journey, not least his BBA nominations for 'On My Back' from his debut solo album Count On Me in 2012, and for 'Kissing You' from the superb Hooks & Lines album in 2013. A big favourite among festival goers, Will has appeared across the UK at Blues On The Farm, Birmingham Jazz and Blues and Cambridge Rock Festival, and played gigs at The Borderline and Jazz Cafe among many others.Most recently we witnessed him playing a blinder at Shepherds Bush Empire alongside Mick Taylor at The Tribute to Jack Bruce concert - can't wait to hear him with his stunning band.

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Valia Calda

on Thu, 23 Mar 2017 at Coventry The Tin at The Coal Vaults 8:00pm

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Valia Calda

on Thu, 23 Mar 2017 at Coventry The Tin at The Coal Vaults 8:00pm

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Dawson Reigns And The Rising // Newcastle-upon-tyne

on Thu, 23 Mar 2017 at Newcastle upon Tyne Jumpin Jacks 7:30pm

2COUNTRY & NASHVILLE ACCESS In Association With FULL CIRCLE TOURING Present DAWSON REIGNS and THE RISING with GARY QUINN + Special Guests 2016 saw the British country scene grow not just steadily but it exploded. With Country2Country, Buckles & Boots and FSA Fest all seeing their audiences swell, the chart impact of record breaking acts Ward Thomas and The Shires has really seen the country sound break into mainstream. As 2017 gets into flow, 2Country and Nashville Access in association with Full Circle Touring are proud to present a co-headline tour from two rising artists who made their own massive impacts of the British country scene over the last year. Championed by Bob Harries, Baylen Leonard and Chris Country, Nashville based singer/songwriter Dawson Reigns kickstarted his UK campaign last year with the rock-tinged infectious radio hit Love Way All You, which was co-penned by The Shires tourmate Canaan Smith. With his eponymous EP receiving glowing reviews and his brief UK tour in September alongside Holloway Road winning him an army of British fans, Dawson can't wait to return to the UK. Belfast based quintet The Rising launched their revamped line-up in 2016 with the stunning Last First Love. Having been holed up in the studio for the majority of the year, the group can't wait to share their new songs with audiences as they build towards their sophomore album. With famous fans including Graham Norton, Gaby Roslin and Alex Lester, the group have opened for Ward Thomas, The Shires and Jess & The Bandits. Joining them on the road is 4 times British Country Music Award winner, including 2016's Best Male Vocalist, Gary Quinn. 2016 saw Gary release his acclaimed EP, I Remember, which was headed up by the chart topping single Shame. Having worked with Phil Vassar on his Songs From The Cellar, and recently spent time in Nashville co-writing with Steve Wariner, Gary is excited to showcase his material old and new with his fans. Throw in a special guest at each night of tour and you have a truly unforgettable experience that showcases the true diversity of country music.

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Royal Wood Plays Cafe#9

on Thu, 23 Mar 2017 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Royal Wood has established himself as a true musical talent. Since being proclaimed Songwriter of the Year by iTunes, Wood has continued to evolve and hone his musical craft maintaining an unmistakable identity while uncovering and reinventing his sound.

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Rag Mama Rag

on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Rag Mama Rag Formed in 1991, this English duo have slowly and consistently built up their reputation as one of Europe's finest Country Blues acts, playing Henderson Acoustic Guitar, National & Dobro Resonator Bottleneck Guitar, Weissenborn Acoustic Lap Steel Guitar, ukulele, harmonica, washboard and percussion in addition to fine vocals. RAG MAMA RAG create an exceptionally full and hard driving rhythmic sound which soon has audiences feet tapping. Their repertoire is 20's and 30's Blues based, but extremely varied, encompassing Mississippi Blues, East Coast Ragtime sounds, early White Country tunes, Original Compositions, and many other regional styles of the 20's and 30's period. Doors open from 7.30 for an 8pm start

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Rag Mama Rag

on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Rag Mama Rag Formed in 1991, this English duo have slowly and consistently built up their reputation as one of Europe's finest Country Blues acts, playing Henderson Acoustic Guitar, National & Dobro Resonator Bottleneck Guitar, Weissenborn Acoustic Lap Steel Guitar, ukulele, harmonica, washboard and percussion in addition to fine vocals. RAG MAMA RAG create an exceptionally full and hard driving rhythmic sound which soon has audiences feet tapping. Their repertoire is 20's and 30's Blues based, but extremely varied, encompassing Mississippi Blues, East Coast Ragtime sounds, early White Country tunes, Original Compositions, and many other regional styles of the 20's and 30's period. Doors open from 7.30 for an 8pm start

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Ranagri

on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Ranagri (pronounced Ra-na-grye) produce an electrifying mix of virtuosic instrumentals, haunting melodies, vivid storytelling and their unique take on old and new folk songs. The London based band are a combination of Irish and English musicians with voices, guitars, flutes, whistles, electric harp, Irish harp and bodhrán. Ranagri have been making waves on the folk scene, recently appearing at major Folk Festivals in Europe and the UK. Ranagri met Grammy-nominated producer Graeme Pleeth when he attended their concert at Union Chapel, London. Pleeth then took them to Peter Gabriel's world-famous Real World Studios to record an album which combines their own songs and instrumentals with traditional folk Songs such as High Germany and The Snow It Melts The Soonest all performed and arranged in Ranagri's inimitable style. Ranagri fuse original song writing and vibrant instrumentals to produce a highly charged mix of folk and world music. Quotes and Reviews "How often do you hear a sound that's completely new and immediately makes you want to dance? I'll be following Ranagri around, I hope they don't mind..." Katie Derham - BBC Ranagri's flute and harp infused set who wasn't conjuring up visions of the airier moments of sublime Jethro Tull was pitifully short, yet gave enough of a flavour to mark them on the list for the next possible wallet lightning raid on the CD stall. Mike Ainscoe - Louder Than War (review of Cambirdge Folk Festival 2015). The standard of musicianship tonight was second to none as the band delivered two excellent sets. The band's musical magic was evident in some of the most flawless playing the Wheelhouse has been witness to over the last 77 shows the venue has staged. Allan Wilkinson - Northern Sky Magazine Quality contemporary songwriting enhanced by beautiful neo-Celtic sounds. Carl Corcoran - Presenter RTE Lyric FM's Blue of the Night Quite possibly one of the best bands we have seen in 2014. Their music is in the main self penned and lyrically has a folk feel to it, but the sound they produce is a mixture of music and rhythms from everywhere in the world. It is so very hard to find a genre to fit them into. Les Jones - Woodman Folk Club Website: www.ranagri.com Twitter: @RANAGRI Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RanagriMusic Bandcamp: http://ranagri.bandcamp.com/album/voices

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The Fair Rain

on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

In 2015, the Birmingham-based Old Dance School, after three highly regarded studio albums, took the bold step of changing their name to The Fair Rain ahead of their eagerly anticipated fourth studio release, 'Behind The Glass'. Drawing on a wide palette of influences, the cinematic septet's provocative songs intelligently weave together shimmering strings, soaring brass crescendos, bright grooves and floating fiddle melodies. Recorder, whistles, woodwind, trumpet, violin, viola, double bass, drums, accordion and guitar all combine to create an astonishing sound. In seven years of extensive UK and European touring, The Fair Rain' s appetite for new music and rhythms has evolved from their roots in traditional folk with an elegance and maturity beyond their years. It' s a journey which has seen the band receive accolades from press and audiences alike, including Songlines Top of the World and The Scotsman' s Folk Album of the Year. The band has made many festival appearances including Glastonbury Festival, Celtic Connections, Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Towersey Folk Festival, Sidmouth Folk Festival. 'Truly exciting, awe inspiring music' Songlines 'Ear bending and radiant' The Scotsman

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Martin Stephenson

on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 at Leigh on Sea The Ship 7:30pm

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Vera Van Heeringen Trio

on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 at Newcastle Cumberland Arms (Byker) 7:30pm

Vera van Heeringen's debut album, Standing Tall, was released in 2012 and marked a change of direction after nearly five years of touring as part of the brilliantly comedic New Rope String Band. With influences firmly rooted across the Atlantic, Vera writes soulful songs and tunes with lyrics and delivery speaking straight to and from the heart. A highly skilled instrumentalist, she has long been recognised for her graceful and restrained guitar playing, bringing the guitar a life in a way that's entirely her own. Summer 2015 saw the release of her second album, Proper Brew, which features a list of musicians who share Vera's musical aesthetic, including Tim O'Brien, Dirk Powell, Rayna Gellert and Kris Drever. This record is receiving rave reviews and lots of radio play. Vera's live performances are always intimate, full of feel, groove and diversity. It's unusual to find someone who's as good a songwriter as an instrumentalist, who brings the guitar to life in way that is entirely her own. She's subsequently been compared to people like John Martyn and Richard Thompson. Currently Vera tours with a solid acoustic trio compromising harmony king Dave Luke on guitar, vocals and mandolin. Dave has been the backbone of many hard working country bands and toured extensively with Nashville singer songwriter Gail Davies, playing the likes of the Grand Ole Opry. On double bass she's got record producer extraordinaire Andy Seward. Andy was part of folk superstar Kate Rusby's band as well as working with Eddi Reader, Richard Thompson and Andy Cutting. He currently plays with Martin Simpson and Brooks Williams. This lady oozes class John Atkins, fRoots She can play the acoustic guitar better than most... Alan Harrison, NoDepression "Acoustic music wrapped in gentle wistful melodies that aim for and hit the heart..." Maurice Hope, Flying Shoes blog "She can play anything with strings, write fine songs and sing them too. Go see her play live..." Tim O'Brien https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPXRdbS93M4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKo2Eds1-88 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdAgtj7mzqg

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The Djooks + Jack Burness Double Bill

on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

2 of the best acts on Tyneside.

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Alden Patterson & Dashwood

on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

MrWishyWashy presents Launderette Sessions http://www.oldcinemalaunderette.uk/retro-gig-venue https://www.facebook.com/LaunderetteSessions/ https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g190832-d6612072-Reviews-Old_Cinema_Launderette-Durham_County_Durham_England.html https://mobile.twitter.com/LaunderetteSess https://www.instagram.com/launderette_sessions/ Old Cinema Launderette is a mix of standing and seating. If you wish to be seated it is best to arrive early. Doors open at 7pm. If you have any special needs please advise us by email to mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com and we will do our very best to accommodate these. The launderette is wheelchair friendly as is our beautiful toilet. All timings are approximate but generally:- Support 19.50 Headline 20.30 Old Cinema Launderette is a licenced venue and also serves OCC Coffee and Yorkshire Tea. We have a selection of fruit Teas and posh soft drinks. Alden Patterson and Dashwood It's lovely stuff Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Folk Show 2016 Might be the best debut CD of the year! ★★★★★ fROOTS Magazine 2016 I think that's going to be one of the breakthrough albums of the year James Fagan 9/10 Outline Magazine ABOUT Norwich based folk / Americana trio Alden, Patterson and Dashwood weave rich vocal harmonies, fiddle, dobro, guitar and mandolin around beautifully written original songs and melodies. The independently-released debut album 'Call Me Home' was written and produced at home in Norwich and is lovingly presented in attractive handmade covers, designed and hand-printed by the band. Their music takes influence from folk traditions from both sides of the Atlantic with uplifting instrumentals and self-penned songs depicting tales of young travellers, sleepy seas and their affection for home. They release their much-anticipated debut album 'Call Me Home' on 7th November 2016 with an accompanying UK

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Helter Skelter With Rum Buffalo + Whitebrow

on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of old-time Swing, Hip Hop rhythms, vaudeville and folk at Jamboree... Forged from the streets of London, Rum Buffalo fuse authentic old time swing with stomping hip hop rhythms. Frantic and rich melodies, the most regal of renegades, this vaudevillian troop will put on a show you will never forget Whitebrow play haunting, emotive folk-roots.

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Liverpool Acoustic Live, Featuring Karen Turley Ep Launch

on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 at Liverpool The View Two Gallery 7:30pm

Singer-songwriter Karen Turley launches her brand new EP Like We Used To at the View Two Gallery on Friday 24th March 2017. Support is provided by new duo Hands of Grain (Daniel Saleh & Gabby Hayes-Wishart), and local singer-songwriter Joanne Louise. In 2015 Omagh-born, Liverpool-based Turley, a former member of bluegrass trio The Jesse Janes, was chosen to perform 'in the round' at Nashville's iconic Bluebird Cafe with US music legends Beth Nielsen Chapman and Don Henry. A busy 2016 saw her supporting Xander and the Peace Pirates, and playing at the Liverpool Acoustic Festival, Chorlton Arts Festival, and the inaugural Folk Festival on the Dock. Karen's new EP was recorded in December 2016 and features four brand new songs from the rising country star. So come along to the View Two Gallery and see one of folk and Americana's rising stars performing in an intimate setting. With top class support, inspirational art, and a bar, what's not to love? This event was originally due to take place in January but was rescheduled due to bereavement. Event: Liverpool Acoustic Live KAREN TURLEY 'Like We Used To' EP launch plus Hands of Grain, Joanne Louise Date: Friday 24th March 2017 Times: 7.30pm doors, 8.00pm start Venue: View Two Gallery, 23 Mathew Street, Liverpool L2 6RE Tickets: £6 advance & £7 on the door from wegottickets.com/liverpoolacoustic Buy tickets with WeGotTickets Loyalty Card - Pick up our brand new Loyalty Card on arrival and collect stamps towards free entry to a future gig.

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Dawson Reigns And The Rising // Nottingham

on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 at Nottingham The Doghouse 7:30pm

2COUNTRY & NASHVILLE ACCESS In Association With FULL CIRCLE TOURING Present DAWSON REIGNS and THE RISING with GARY QUINN + Special Guests 2016 saw the British country scene grow not just steadily but it exploded. With Country2Country, Buckles & Boots and FSA Fest all seeing their audiences swell, the chart impact of record breaking acts Ward Thomas and The Shires has really seen the country sound break into mainstream. As 2017 gets into flow, 2Country and Nashville Access in association with Full Circle Touring are proud to present a co-headline tour from two rising artists who made their own massive impacts of the British country scene over the last year. Championed by Bob Harries, Baylen Leonard and Chris Country, Nashville based singer/songwriter Dawson Reigns kickstarted his UK campaign last year with the rock-tinged infectious radio hit Love Way All You, which was co-penned by The Shires tourmate Canaan Smith. With his eponymous EP receiving glowing reviews and his brief UK tour in September alongside Holloway Road winning him an army of British fans, Dawson can't wait to return to the UK. Belfast based quintet The Rising launched their revamped line-up in 2016 with the stunning Last First Love. Having been holed up in the studio for the majority of the year, the group can't wait to share their new songs with audiences as they build towards their sophomore album. With famous fans including Graham Norton, Gaby Roslin and Alex Lester, the group have opened for Ward Thomas, The Shires and Jess & The Bandits. Joining them on the road is 4 times British Country Music Award winner, including 2016's Best Male Vocalist, Gary Quinn. 2016 saw Gary release his acclaimed EP, I Remember, which was headed up by the chart topping single Shame. Having worked with Phil Vassar on his Songs From The Cellar, and recently spent time in Nashville co-writing with Steve Wariner, Gary is excited to showcase his material old and new with his fans. Throw in a special guest at each night of tour and you have a truly unforgettable experience that showcases the true diversity of country music.

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Ali Maas/micky Moody Band

on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 at Richmond Crawdaddy Club 8:00pm

We are delighted and excited to welcome Ali Maas, one of our favourite female artists alongside the legendary guitarist Micky Moody. Ali and Micky started collaborating a couple of years ago and the fruits of their work was their recently released "Out of the dark" album. Although Micky is best known for his time with heavy rockers Whitesnake, he is a highly versatile musician having worked with some of the biggest names in the industry including Eric Clapton, Mick Taylor, Paul Jones, Suggs, Rick Wakeman, Boy George, Elkie Brooks amongst many others. The rest of the band will include Micky Moody Jr on drums, Roy Parsons on bass and Tim Penn on piano.

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Songwriters Circle With Greg Hancock, Kate Ferguson And Steve Jenner

on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 at Plymouth O.P.M Bar 6:30pm

A chance to hear three talented singer songwriters play some original songs in the round format and give some insight into their songwriting process in an informal, relaxed concert. Tickets are £6. Music at the O.P.M. bar plymouth college Mutley Plain. Gregs songs deal with a wide range of topics from love-gone-wrong and personal emotions to topical issues and current affairs but all share an unusual, slightly skewed view of the world and everything in it. With guitar influences from players like Nic Jones, Martin Simpson and Joni Mitchell, to become a unique, intricate style through which many different moods can be expressed, and different genres explored. His music is difficult to fit into any of the usual genres, but Greg sees himself as within the folk tradition of storytelling and social commentary. Kate is a folk singer, musician and songwriter based in Devon. Classically trained in singing from a young age, she was also greatly influenced by artists such as Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Judy Collins and Cara Dillon as a teenager. Her wide range of musical influences come together to make a distinctive soprano vocal style, which she accompanies with fingerstyle guitar. As well as playing traditional and modern folk music, Kate also writes and performs her own original material, inspired by many of the same artist and a rather obsessive journaling habit! Steve studied classical guitar from the age of 13, until he realized there were more opportunities for a bass player when it came to live work playing and touring in bands throughout the 1970s and 80s, at the same time as exploring jazz guitar, mandolin and continuing songwriting. He has been writing and performing his songs in various band and solo projects since then, as well as recording for bbc and channel 4 programs during the 90s and 00s. He is back on the road with a new album of emotive original songs ranging from joyful to the melancholy.

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The Askew Sisters

on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 at Guildford Institute 7:30pm

Great folk duo of sisters Emily and Hazel, performing English tunes and songs ('Lord Bateman', 'The Bonny Bows of London Town') on fiddle and melodeon, producing a sound that's as robust as it can be spine-tingling, with Hazel's high, clear vocal underpinned by long melancholy drones interspersed with some dynamic jigs and reels.

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The Askew Sisters

on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 at Guildford Institute 7:30pm

Great folk duo of sisters Emily and Hazel, performing English tunes and songs ('Lord Bateman', 'The Bonny Bows of London Town') on fiddle and melodeon, producing a sound that's as robust as it can be spine-tingling, with Hazel's high, clear vocal underpinned by long melancholy drones interspersed with some dynamic jigs and reels.

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Blowzabella - Dance Workshop & Evening Dance

on Sat, 25 Mar 2017 at Bath Community Academy 2:00pm

An afternoon dance workshop (2.30pm-4.30pm) led by Dave Shepherd and Jo Freya with Andy Cutting, Paul James, Gregory Jolivet and Jon Swayne providing the music. Learn some less well known English traditional dances and European couple dances which have been popularised by Blowzabella over the last 30 years. The aim of the workshop is to help you make the most of the evening dance. There's plenty for beginners and experienced dancers to learn. The evening dance (8.00pm-11.00pm) is a chance to dance to the driving drone based sound of Blowzabella with their fabulous sense of melody, rhythmic expertise and sheer feeling! Tickets for workshop only, dance only or ticket for both. Under 22s at cheaper price

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The Hut People

on Sat, 25 Mar 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Taking the audience on a musical journey around the World, English instrumental duo The Hut People (Sam Pirt and Gary Hammond) have over the last 4 years proved to be one of THE most unique, entertaining and best-loved acts on the UK folk scene today. Mixing global rhythms with folk tunes from Quebec to Spain, Scandinavia to Sussex and everywhere in between, this is a quirky celebration of our rich musical heritage and it works so well! This is a show like nothing you've ever seen before expect feel-good dancing tunes, audience participation, step dancing, Quebecois foot-percussion (whilst playing the accordion!) and humour aplenty. With 2017 already looking to be their biggest year to date, don't miss this fantastic duo! a bewildering array of percussion and accordion-fired compositions.truly infectious! R2 Remarkable. . THE LIVING TRADITION The festival season is nearly upon us, and with The Hut People gracing many of this years bashes, their infectious 'World Folk' will surely be winning them many new fans SONGLINES This is a brilliantly unique sound a duo of piano accordion and percussion defiantly unbounded by British traditions as they stride into world music. THE SCOTSMAN

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Mike Silver @ Shammick Acoustic

on Sat, 25 Mar 2017 at Combe Martin The Pack o' Cards 7:30pm

We've been nagged to have Mike back again (not that it took much persuasion!). He describes what he does as 'music of a well-lived lifetime', which sums it up perfectly. Introduced to the guitar at the age of nine, he decided that was his instrument of choice for the rest of his life. Starting in folk clubs in the 1960s, he has toured Britain, the continent and the USA ever since, writing his own songs along the way, working as a studio musician and singer in between times. He was signed in the early '70s to Elton John's Rocket Records, toured with the likes of Dory Previn, Ashford & Simpson and Show of Hands, and worked with Charles Aznavour, Chris de Burgh and Ralph McTell. Nor does he neglect others' songs, picking the best, performing them in his own style and making them his own. If you've seen Mike before, you'll already be a fan, but if not, give yourself a treat and experience the breadth of his singing, the height of his musicianship, the stature of his performance, and his easy rapport with his audience. A giant of the acoustic music scene indeed!

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Holy Moly & The Crackers

on Sat, 25 Mar 2017 at Alstonefield Village Hall 7:30pm

Seven-piece 'gypsy folk/rock' band from the UK, influenced by an eclectic mix of folk and popular music, combining to produce a mix of rock, pop, folk, blues, balkan, klezmer, ska, reggae etc. Founder members Conrad Bird, Ruth Patterson and 'Squeezebox' Rosie lead the band with compelling charismatic style. They are one of hardest working bands on the circuit with a growing and loyal fan base: over the last two years they have toured extensively, making impressive debuts in France, Germany and Holland. Their festival appearances include Glastonbury (Avalon Main Stage), Hop Farm (Bread & Roses Main Stage), Cornbury (Main Stage), Secret Garden Party, Boomtown Fair, Wilderness, Larmer Tree, Kendal Calling, Underneath The Stars, Belladrum, Just So, and many more. 7.30 doors, stage-time 8.00pm. Licensed bar

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Henhouse Prowlers

on Sat, 25 Mar 2017 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:30pm

We're really pleased to welcome back Chicago's Henhouse Prowlers who have built a well deserved reputation for hard work and non-stop touring, playing music inspired by the roots of bluegrass while branching out into a sound uniquely their own. From lightning fast picking, to sentimental balladsplaying storied original material, traditional songs, and contemporary coversThe Prowlers' live show leaves no one wanting. The boys have worked with the US State Department on four separate trips in ten different countries in Sub-Saharan Africa as well as Russia, and put yet another notch in their European belt this summer, touring all over the Benelux and beyond. Continuing to push the envelope with their highly original songwriting, tight arrangements, and electrifying stage presencewith the bluegrass mantle on their shoulders and the best fans in the world by their side, The Henhouse Prowlers are here to stay for a long, long time.

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Bronwynne Brent Trio

on Sat, 25 Mar 2017 at High Wycombe Secret venue 7:00pm

PROUD TO WELCOME BRONWYNNE BRENT TO HIGH WYCOMBE. DETAILS TO FOLLOW.

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Rodney Branigan

on Sat, 25 Mar 2017 at Cardiff Snails Delicatessen 7:00pm

Support act: 7.40pm Main act: 9.15pm This is a Gourmet gig event - delicious meal included in ticket price

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Wille & The Bandits

on Sat, 25 Mar 2017 at Grimsby The Matrix 7:00pm

Sat 25th March Doors Open 7pm till late WILLE & THE BANDITS Wille & The Bandits are taking roots music to a new level Rootstime Magazine Wille is a superb slide player, I love what these guys are doing Joe Bonamassa These boys can groove and sing like whiskey angels and it doesn't take long to realise why they belong on the festival circuit. - Glastonbury + See You In Tijuana + North Wall Cosa £10 in advance (booking fee with online sales) £12 on the door The Matrix 29A Bethlehem Street, Grimsby DN31 1JN

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Kisses Sweeter Than Wine - 60's American Folk Tribute

on Sat, 25 Mar 2017 at Brighton St. Martin's Church 7:30pm

Lilac Sheer's multi-instrumentalist female ensemble present modern acoustic renditions of loved 60's American folk classics from: Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, The Byrds, The Weavers, Peter Paul & Mary and others. Watch on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhHvb0vIP_A Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica Lilac Sheer Backing Vocals Efy Levy Violin, Mandolin Aelfwyn Shipton Bass Joy Chong Percussion Mally Harpaz

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Chris Woods Groove Guitar Revolution

on Sat, 25 Mar 2017 at Buxton The Green Man Gallery 7:30pm

More than just a gig - its a revolution! The fabulous Chris Woods is bringing his Guitar Revolution to the Green Man Gallery on March 25th. The idea is that anyone who plays guitar can join a unique guitar orchestra and perform on the night! 'Guitar Revolution' has 4 different parts ranging in difficulty from beginner to advanced. To take part you need to choose a part to play and practise it in advance by downloading the tabs or tuition video from http://chriswoodsgroove.co.uk/guitarrevolution/ You also need to book a ticket in advance as space at this gig is very limited! NB There'll be a rehearsal for guitarists at 7pm. Doors open to the public at 7.30pm for 8pm start. The gig will include sets by some brilliant local acts as well as by Chris Woods himself, with the Guitar Revolution performance as the grand finale.

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Helter Skelter With Le Gazhikane Muzikante + Toytown Hustle

on Sat, 25 Mar 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of Romani Gypsy dance, Mediterranean Folk, Medieval Spanish and Italian Folk, Jazz, Electro-Folk and Hip Hop at Jamboree. The dance music of Le Gazhikane Muzikante is rooted in the traditions of the Romani Gypsies, wrapped up in intimate, haunting and exotic rhythms from South Eastern European and the Mediterranean. Toytown Hustle are Kai 'Cat Face' Carter (guitar/vox), Monni (drums), Robyn Hemmings (double bass), Rufus (trombone) and Tim 'The Beard' (clarinet), playing a dreamy, surreal and wonderful brand of jazz-inflected pop, electro folk and hip hop.

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Dawson Reigns And The Rising // Leeds

on Sat, 25 Mar 2017 at Leeds Eiger Studios 7:30pm

2COUNTRY & NASHVILLE ACCESS In Association With FULL CIRCLE TOURING Present DAWSON REIGNS and THE RISING with GARY QUINN + Special Guests 2016 saw the British country scene grow not just steadily but it exploded. With Country2Country, Buckles & Boots and FSA Fest all seeing their audiences swell, the chart impact of record breaking acts Ward Thomas and The Shires has really seen the country sound break into mainstream. As 2017 gets into flow, 2Country and Nashville Access in association with Full Circle Touring are proud to present a co-headline tour from two rising artists who made their own massive impacts of the British country scene over the last year. Championed by Bob Harries, Baylen Leonard and Chris Country, Nashville based singer/songwriter Dawson Reigns kickstarted his UK campaign last year with the rock-tinged infectious radio hit Love Way All You, which was co-penned by The Shires tourmate Canaan Smith. With his eponymous EP receiving glowing reviews and his brief UK tour in September alongside Holloway Road winning him an army of British fans, Dawson can't wait to return to the UK. Belfast based quintet The Rising launched their revamped line-up in 2016 with the stunning Last First Love. Having been holed up in the studio for the majority of the year, the group can't wait to share their new songs with audiences as they build towards their sophomore album. With famous fans including Graham Norton, Gaby Roslin and Alex Lester, the group have opened for Ward Thomas, The Shires and Jess & The Bandits. Joining them on the road is 4 times British Country Music Award winner, including 2016's Best Male Vocalist, Gary Quinn. 2016 saw Gary release his acclaimed EP, I Remember, which was headed up by the chart topping single Shame. Having worked with Phil Vassar on his Songs From The Cellar, and recently spent time in Nashville co-writing with Steve Wariner, Gary is excited to showcase his material old and new with his fans. Throw in a special guest at each night of tour and you have a truly unforgettable experience that showcases the true diversity of country music.

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Esg Presents Songwriters Circle

on Sat, 25 Mar 2017 at Exeter Secret Venue 7:00pm

Exeter Secret Gigs loves this format for a show! Three exceptional singersongwriters sit together on stage and take it in turns to introduce and then perform songs from their repertoire. We learn how the song came to be written , and interaction in the form of questions and comments from the audience is encouraged... polite of course! VERITY GREENAWAY isa highly accomplished songwriter who has only returned to music in the last three or four years after many years occupied with other things! She has awonderful rich, resonant and powerful voice and writes movingly from her personal experience - often from her unique viewpoint as a mediacl professional. He songs are often blues influenced but there are a whole host of other influences in there that I am sure she will elaborate on! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEsrvmDoH-Y VICTORIA PEARCE comes from Dorset and has a fast growing reputation as one of the most interesting songwriters around. A fine guitarist with a velvety voice, her songs will weave themseves into your heart and mind. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqCTppoJwQU RYN is a highly respected songwriter and musician who has, over the last two or three years, produced a trilogy of EPs that are among ESGs favourite recordings by anyone! Complex and subtle gutiar arrangements behind a voice that can go from a breathy whisper to a fully unleashed roar in a second. Everything Ryn does is filled with emotiona nd passion...but there is a lovely sense of humour in there too! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FB5c3ID2-s

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Dan Webster Band / Doncaster Folk Festival Spring Showcase 2017

on Sat, 25 Mar 2017 at Doncaster Ukraine Centre 7:00pm

Doors open 19.00 for 19.30 start. Finishing Time 23.00. Warm friendly venue. Selection of Real Ales.

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The Goat Roper Rodeo Band Play Cafe#9!!

on Sat, 25 Mar 2017 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

The Goat Roper Rodeo Band play live at Cafe#9!!! What more do I need to say?!!!! :)

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Phil Beer

on Sat, 25 Mar 2017 at Preston Minster; 7:00pm

A real treat for acoustic music lovers in Preston. Phil is one of the most popular ambassadors for acoustic roots music. A dazzling instrumentalist, he is perhaps best known as a top flight fiddler and plays in the all-star line-up, Feast of Fiddles. But his skills don't stop there, he also plays slide, Spanish and tenor guitar, mandocello, viola, mandolin and South American cuatro, not to mention contributing rich vocals. Supporting Phil will be Don't feed the Peacocks, a Lancashire/Yorkshire based young folk group who play mainly English and Scottish Folk music and were born out of the 'National Youth Folk Ensemble'. Doors 18:30.

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Southern Cone Quintet

on Sat, 25 Mar 2017 at London St Ethelburga's, Bishopsgate 7:00pm

'Southern Cone Quintet take the traditional dance forms of Argentina, Chile and Uruguay and produce music that is compelling and modern, cerebral and earthy, feeding your brain and body with amazing complex rhythms.' BBC Radio 3 Southern Cone Quintet takes its name from the geographical area of the same name, embracing the countries of Uruguay, Argentina and Chile. The Southern Cone has a rich and diverse musical tradition, with genres including Tango, Cueca, and Candombe, as well as indigenous ethnic forms such as Mapuche music. It is from this rich earth that the Southern Cone Quintet draws its inspiration. The repertoire consists of re-arrangements of pieces from a wide variety of sources. From twentieth century composers like Astor Piazzolla and Violeta Parra, to traditional folk songs and ancient native chants. While the style resembles Nuevo Tango, it could also be described as Nueva Cueca or Nuevo Candombe. The performers are as diverse as the music itself. They include a Chilean-born arranger and woodwind player, a Spanish prodigy accordionist, a classical violinist of Bosnian roots, as well as a jazz guitarist and double bassist (both British). Anisa Arslanagić violin Claude Werner clarinet/flute/arranger James Kitchman electric guitar Iñigo Mikeleiz Berrade accordion Louis Thomas double bass

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Crh Music Presents Bill Kirchen And Band

on Sun, 26 Mar 2017 at Bristol The Golden Lion 7:30pm

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Martin Carthy At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 26 Mar 2017 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

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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Michele And Romeo Stodart Present.....

on Sun, 26 Mar 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- After the resounding success of their 3 month residency at Green Note last year, Mercury Prize nominees The Magic Numbers' brother and sister Romeo and Michele Stodart, return to host another series of dates, featuring special guests and friends that they've played with over the years... The evening will feature performances from the hosts, plus special guests - TBA. These nights usually sell out well in advance, so we recommend buying your tickets now! Live performances from the night will feature on the band's podcast at www.facebook.com/TheMagicNumbers. This aims to be an evening with a real touch of magic!

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Bob Wood

on Sun, 26 Mar 2017 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

Mellow-voiced fingerstyle guitarist with a good mix of material. Boithy debut.

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Itasca

on Sun, 26 Mar 2017 at Bexhill-on-Sea The Albatross RAFA club 7:30pm

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Dawson Reigns And The Rising // Manchester

on Sun, 26 Mar 2017 at Manchester Gullivers 7:30pm

2COUNTRY & NASHVILLE ACCESS In Association With FULL CIRCLE TOURING Present DAWSON REIGNS and THE RISING with GARY QUINN + Special Guests 2016 saw the British country scene grow not just steadily but it exploded. With Country2Country, Buckles & Boots and FSA Fest all seeing their audiences swell, the chart impact of record breaking acts Ward Thomas and The Shires has really seen the country sound break into mainstream. As 2017 gets into flow, 2Country and Nashville Access in association with Full Circle Touring are proud to present a co-headline tour from two rising artists who made their own massive impacts of the British country scene over the last year. Championed by Bob Harries, Baylen Leonard and Chris Country, Nashville based singer/songwriter Dawson Reigns kickstarted his UK campaign last year with the rock-tinged infectious radio hit Love Way All You, which was co-penned by The Shires tourmate Canaan Smith. With his eponymous EP receiving glowing reviews and his brief UK tour in September alongside Holloway Road winning him an army of British fans, Dawson can't wait to return to the UK. Belfast based quintet The Rising launched their revamped line-up in 2016 with the stunning Last First Love. Having been holed up in the studio for the majority of the year, the group can't wait to share their new songs with audiences as they build towards their sophomore album. With famous fans including Graham Norton, Gaby Roslin and Alex Lester, the group have opened for Ward Thomas, The Shires and Jess & The Bandits. Joining them on the road is 4 times British Country Music Award winner, including 2016's Best Male Vocalist, Gary Quinn. 2016 saw Gary release his acclaimed EP, I Remember, which was headed up by the chart topping single Shame. Having worked with Phil Vassar on his Songs From The Cellar, and recently spent time in Nashville co-writing with Steve Wariner, Gary is excited to showcase his material old and new with his fans. Throw in a special guest at each night of tour and you have a truly unforgettable experience that showcases the true diversity of country music.

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Celtic Guitar Journeys

on Sun, 26 Mar 2017 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

Three of Europe's finest acoustic guitarists collaborate in an exciting celebration of their Celtic roots. Soig Sibéril from Brittany, Ian Melrose from Scotland and Dylan Fowler from Wales, are all international soloists in their own right. An evening of sublime, emotional, exciting and virtuosic Celtic music. This is music with heart, soul and, above all a bullish determination to ignore recognised boundaries. Chris Jones BBC online

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Loreley

on Mon, 27 Mar 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------ Loreley are an award-winning duo from Sheffield who pair traditional lyrics with brand new music of their own composition. Founded in 2014 by Maddy Glenn (vocals, woodwind, percussion) and Simon James Chisholm (guitar, mandolin, dulcitar, concertina), they have released two studio albums to date. After performing at Oxford Folk Festival, appearing live on BBC Radio, and touring with Reg Meuross, their upcoming third album is sure to cement them as one of the folk scene's best upcoming acts with their energetic live performances combined with dynamic arrangements.

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Henhouse Prowlers

on Mon, 27 Mar 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Eleven years in the making, Chicago's Henhouse Prowlers have built a reputation for hard work and non-stop touring, playing music inspired by the roots of bluegrass while branching out into a sound uniquely their own. From lightning fast picking, to sentimental balladsplaying storied original material, traditional songs, and contemporary coversThe Prowlers' live show leaves no one wanting.

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Sinkane

on Mon, 27 Mar 2017 at Manchester The Soup Kitchen 7:30pm

Sinkane music every note of it comes straight out of a generosity of spirit. Never has that spirit been on more vivid display than on the uplifting new album Life & Livin' It. This is feel-good music for trying times, celebrating what makes life good without ignoring what makes it hard. By the time they finished touring for their acclaimed Mean Love album in late 2015, Ahmed Gallab and the band had spread the gospel of Sinkane to the world, playing 166 shows in 20 countries. During the same period, he had also led The Atomic Bomb Band the highly celebrated 15-piece outfit that played the music of elusive Nigerian electro-funk maestro William Onyeabor. The band included David Byrne, Damon Albarn, members of Hot Chip, LCD Soundsystem, The Rapture, Jamie Lidell and legendary jazz musicians Pharoah Sanders and Charles Lloyd, and they played all over the planet, including making their TV debut on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. 'Those 14 months really changed my life,' Ahmed says. 'Not only did I learn how to put on a bigger show, but all that touring brought Sinkane closer as a band.' As Ahmed got into the depths of writing for Life & Livin' It, he had a clear goal; to conjure the ups and downs of a universal experience, and have fun while doing it. I would listen to my favourite records, like Funkadelic's America Eats Its Young, and realise how great they made me feel. That carefree, light and fun feeling I was getting while writing this record is what I want everyone to feel when they listen to it. Ahmed soon brought the band in to help with the material, testing the songs at a four-show residency of sold-out shows at Union Pool in Brooklyn where the audience's reception fed the creative process. They toured throughout the summer before setting up shop at Sonic Ranch Studios in El Paso, Texas. Once again produced by Ahmed with lyrics and help from longtime collaborator Greg Lofaro, the album draws from the best elements of Sinkane's previous records: the slinky funk and soul grooves are there, so are the sparkling melodies with roots in sub-Saharan Africa. With basic tracking played together live, the fun and immediacy of Sinkane's live show is a central feeling of the recordings. The four members of Sinkane bassist Ish Montgomery, drummer Jason Trammell, guitarist Jonny Lam and Ahmed sang and played additional parts on every song, with Trammell contributing lyrics to Theme from Life & Livin' It, and Lam helping with arrangements. Jas Walton and Jordan MacLean of Daptone recording artists Antibalas contributed horns. In making a record that feels the way this one does, Ahmed's primary intention was to make music that is joyous, but also socially conscious when you scratch beneath the surface. The songs U'Huh and Theme from Life & Livin' It conjure up the simple pleasures of hanging with friends, but there are heavier vibes in there. Ahmed says, 'I remember listening to Bob Marley as a child. Dancing with my family in our living room and then my mother telling me what issues he was addressing, and that it was important to remember those things while listening. It made the music even better because it became about something more.' Favorite Song came about from Ahmed's experiences DJ'ing in New York. 'As a DJ you're always paying attention to the collective energy in the club. When you play a song that everyone knows, everybody is connected, lost in the music.' That song, along with U'Huh, has lyrics sung in Arabic, Ahmed's native tongue. 'Kulu shi tamaam!' means 'everything is great!' while 'ya zol ya zain!' is a Sudanese term of endearment meaning 'my beautiful friend'. 'It's really easy to understand the tone of those words,' Ahmed adds. 'They just feel good, you don't have to know what they mean. It's kind of like listening to Caetano Veloso or Jorge Ben you don't have to know Portuguese to feel what they're saying.' True to its name, Life & Livin' It is an album about all kinds of experiences. When Ahmed Gallab sings, he sounds unafraid yet vulnerable. But while he once sang of feeling like he was on the planet Mars, Ahmed is now firmly grounded on Earth. He's no longer searching for his home he has created a home for himself. There's a party there, and Life & Livin' It is playing on the stereo. You are invited.

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Brigitte Demeyer & Will Kimbrough

on Mon, 27 Mar 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- When Brigitte DeMeyer and Will Kimbrough first joined their soulful voices in song six years ago, they knew they were destined to make beautiful music together. Since then, they've showcased their instinctive vocal interplay and formidable song-crafting skills throughout North America and Europe, collaborated on two albums, and become the best of friends. But the Nashville-based pair had never released a recording as an official duo - a situation they'll finally remedy with their new album, 'Mockingbird Soul' -We figured we might as well put both our names on it and just make it a thing, says Kimbrough, because the chemistry's there, the writing's there, the harmonies are there, and so is our mutual love of all the music these songs are derived from and inspired by. That would be what he calls the good stuff: blues, gospel, early jazz and the country music those genres influenced, along with bluegrass, early rock 'n' roll, folk American roots music, in other words. DeMeyer characterizes their wonderfully warm, organic blend as "acoustic soul".

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Julian Mount

on Mon, 27 Mar 2017 at Chesham Folk Club 8:15pm

Julian Mount writes and sings unique, quirky and memorable songs, which he delivers with great panache and humour. He is passionate about folk, roots and acoustic music, he plays guitar, writes his own songs and plays songs by others too. Julian's songs are thought provoking, full of wit and highlight his sometimes abstract perspective on people, places and situations. He also Juggles!

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Adrian Nation

on Mon, 27 Mar 2017 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Adrian Nation

on Mon, 27 Mar 2017 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Itasca

on Mon, 27 Mar 2017 at Manchester The Castle Hotel 7:30pm

Itasca is the musical identity of Los Angeles-based guitarist, singer and songwriter Kayla Cohen. Just as the name itself is ambiguous a 19th Century pseudo-Ojibwe place name and portmanteau of the Latin words for 'truth' (veritas) and 'head' (caput) so too is Cohen's musical project mutable and multivalent: fundamentally unconcerned with genre, but richly allusive of the hermetic worlds of private-press canyon-cult mystics and East Coast noiseniks alike. Cohen, who grew up in New York state near the Hudson River, moved from Brooklyn to LA in 2011. Though she began playing guitar at age 13, her songwriting idiom emerged gradually from her longstanding noise and drone practice. Her out-of-time recordings as Itasca refined over the course of several releases, including the acclaimed 2014 LP Unmoored by the Wind (New Images) reflects both this dislocated geography and her Janus-faced gaze towards both baroque, acid folk-inflected songcraft and deconstructive, textural sonics. Though deeply informed by the mythology and iconography of the modern American desert West, Cohen likewise finds kinship with a lineage of English iconoclasts such as Michael Chapman and Bridget St John. Her adept fingerstyle guitar work nimble but unshowy, always at the service of framing her plaintively unspooling modal progressions and gorgeous, moonlit voice centres Itasca's melancholy pastorales in a hazy, heat-mirage space equally suggestive of familiarity and distance, community and anomie. Open to Chance, Itasca's 2016 album on Paradise of Bachelors, is her first to feature the full band with whom she currently records and tours, including pedal steel player and frequent collaborator Dave McPeters, drummer Coleman Guyon (and occasionally Kacey Johansing) and bassist and vocalist Julia Nowak. Support comes from Johnny Powell and the Seasonal Beasts, a brand new alt-folk band. Their first track has already received BBC 6 Music air play, with BBC Introducing declaring 'we have all fallen in love with this in the studio'. The music is mindful, delicate and thought-provoking, in the vein of Bill Callahan, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Sparklehorse and Bon Iver.

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100 Club Tuesday Blues Ft The Soul Jacket, Sugarman Sam & The Voodoo Men, Tom Walker Trio

on Tue, 28 Mar 2017 at London 100 Club 7:15pm

Solid Entertainments presents 100 CLUB TUESDAY BLUES THE SOUL JACKET SUGARMAN SAM AND THE VOODOO MEN TOM WALKER TRIO

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Brigitte Demeyer /will Kimbrough

on Tue, 28 Mar 2017 at High Wycombe Secret venue 7:00pm

BRIGITTE DEMEYER & WILL KIMBROUGH POP INTO HIGH WYCOMBE TO PLAY A VERY INTIMATE HOUSE CONCERT [ 30 SEATS ONLY] AS THEY TOUR THE UK TO PROMOTE THEIR NEW RECORD " MOCKINGBIRD SOUL".

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Jesca Hoop

on Tue, 28 Mar 2017 at Leeds Brudenell Social Club 7:30pm

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Itasca

on Tue, 28 Mar 2017 at Brighton Prince Albert 8:00pm

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Mayflower Folk Club Presents Melodeon Maestro Tony Hall.

on Tue, 28 Mar 2017 at Cambridge Portland Arms 8:00pm

Tony Hall is regarded as a leading melodeon player. As a backing musician he has performed on numerous albums including Nic Jones / Penguin Eggs. His solo album Field Vole Music is regarded as a classic.

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Mayflower Folk Club Presents Melodeon Maestro Tony Hall.

on Tue, 28 Mar 2017 at Cambridge Portland Arms 8:00pm

Tony Hall is regarded as a leading melodeon player. As a backing musician he has performed on numerous albums including Nic Jones / Penguin Eggs. His solo album Field Vole Music is regarded as a classic.

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New Roots & Green Note Present: Ned Roberts 'outside My Mind' Album Launch

on Wed, 29 Mar 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Green Note and New Roots are proud to present Ned Roberts 'Outside My Mind' album launch on Aveline Records. Doors open 7.30 pm. Nearest tube Farringdon 5 mins/ Barbican 5 mins Ned Roberts is an acoustic singer-songwriter based in London. Not long after writing his first songs, he was discovered by producer Luther Russell (Sarabeth Tucek, Richmond Fontaine, Noah & The Whale) and brought to Los Angeles to record. The pair have since developed a close creative partnership. The first single culled from these sessions was "Red Sun", which featured frequently on BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio Scotland, and Radio 3 in Spain. On the heels of this came the single "Blues #6", featuring vocals by acclaimed songstress Sarabeth Tucek. The track was championed by Lauren Laverne, Jo Whiley, Gideon Coe, and Huey Morgan on BBC Radio. His debut self-titled album was released to great acclaim in 2014, garnering significant national press, notably from the Guardian and Uncut magazine. Live sessions for BBC Radio London and Bob Harris' Radio 2 show soon followed. No stranger to the road, Ned has toured the UK extensively. He attained a much sought after support tour with celebrated US songwriter Anais Mitchell, and has also supported the likes of Joe Pug, Micah P. Hinson, The Delines and Sarabeth Tucek. He has also toured the West Coast of the US, embarked on a 14-date tour of Germany, as well as gigs in France, Spain and Italy. In 2015, Ned returned to Los Angeles to record, once again with producer Luther Russell at the helm. The resulting album, Outside My Mind expertly mastered by John Fischbach (Stevie Wonder, Carole King) is striking, showcasing a greater confidence in both his material and voice, adding an Americana expanse to the folk foundations of his eponymous debut. Delivered with a poetic turn of phrase, excellent musicianship and a perfectly judged vocal sensibility, these songs sit comfortably amongst the classics of the Laurel Canyon era. Outside My Mind will be released on Aveline Records in March 2017. 'Absolutely gorgeous stuff...one to really get excited about' Lauren Laverne, BBC 6Music 'A warm treat...his melodies reminiscent of Leonard Cohen with lyrical nods to Bob Dylan, and his voice has echoes of Tim Hardin' ★★★★ The Guardian 'A splendid debut...a beautiful record' Gideon Coe, BBC 6Music 'so gifted, possessing a fine ear for a tune and a real knack for storytelling..stunning'. 8/10 UNCUT 'An understated gem' The Independent on Sunday 'A beautiful voice that brings faded emotions back to the surface. I'm a sucker for a good storyteller.' Jody Stephens, Big Star/Golden Smog 'A lovely lilting voice that recalls a trans-Atlantic Nick Drake... requires replaying constantly' Rough Trade 'Absolutely fantastic, softly spoken and considered' Roddy Hart, BBC Radio Scotland

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Ned Roberts - Album Launch

on Wed, 29 Mar 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Green Note & New Roots are proud to present Ned Roberts' album launch. New album 'Outside My Mind' out March '17 on Aveline Records... NED ROBERTS is an acoustic singer-songwriter based in London. Not long after writing his first songs, he was discovered by producer Luther Russell (Sarabeth Tucek, Richmond Fontaine, Noah & The Whale) and brought to Los Angeles to record. The pair have since developed a close creative partnership. The first single culled from these sessions was "Red Sun", which featured frequently on BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio Scotland, and Radio 3 in Spain. On the heels of this came the single "Blues #6", featuring vocals by acclaimed songstress Sarabeth Tucek. The track was championed by Lauren Laverne, Jo Whiley, Gideon Coe, and Huey Morgan on BBC Radio. His debut self-titled album was released to great acclaim in 2014, garnering significant national press, notably from the Guardian and Uncut magazine. Live sessions for BBC Radio London and Bob Harris' Radio 2 show soon followed. No stranger to the road, Ned has toured the UK extensively. He attained a much sought after support tour with celebrated US songwriter Anais Mitchell, and has also supported the likes of Joe Pug, Micah P. Hinson, The Delines and Sarabeth Tucek. He has also toured the West Coast of the US, embarked on a 14-date tour of Germany, as well as gigs in France, Spain and Italy. In 2015, Ned returned to Los Angeles to record, once again with producer Luther Russell at the helm. The resulting album, Outside My Mind - expertly mastered by John Fischbach (Stevie Wonder, Carole King) - is striking, showcasing a greater confidence in both his material and voice, adding an Americana expanse to the folk foundations of his eponymous debut. Delivered with a poetic turn of phrase, excellent musicianship and a perfectly judged vocal sensibility, these songs sit comfortably amongst the classics of the Laurel Canyon era. Outside My Mind will be released on Aveline Records in March 2017. 'Absolutely gorgeous stuff...one to really get excited about' - Lauren Laverne, BBC 6Music 'A warm treat...his melodies reminiscent of Leonard Cohen with lyrical nods to Bob Dylan, and his voice has echoes of Tim Hardin' ★★★★ The Guardian 'A splendid debut...a beautiful record' - Gideon Coe, BBC 6Music 'so gifted, possessing a fine ear for a tune and a real knack for storytelling..stunning'. 8/10 - UNCUT 'An understated gem' - The Independent on Sunday 'A beautiful voice that brings faded emotions back to the surface. I'm a sucker for a good storyteller.' - Jody Stephens, Big Star/Golden Smog 'A lovely lilting voice that recalls a trans-Atlantic Nick Drake... requires replaying constantly' - Rough Trade 'Absolutely fantastic, softly spoken and considered' - Roddy Hart, BBC Radio Scotland ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Doors open 7.30 pm. Nearest tube Farringdon 5 mins/ Barbican 5 mins

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Steve Tilston & Jez Lowe

on Wed, 29 Mar 2017 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Reg Meuross

on Wed, 29 Mar 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2017 heralds a new solo album, Faraway People (to be released in the Spring), a fresh collection of songs from Reg Meuross which comment bravely on life as he sees it, bringing wide ranging stories, from the ravages of austerity and the injustice of the plight of refugees, to some of most beautifully disarming love songs ever written. Reg has that rare gift of being able to touch people through his songs and performance, on a really human level. His words and music paint pictures that remain with the listener long after the song has been sung. Reg Meuross is a true modern troubadour, representing contemporary English folk writing at its best. There's something special about the way he writes and delivers a song Townes Van Zandt. His appearances at folk clubs and festivals throughout the UK and abroad, and his highly acclaimed solo albums have now established his songs as 'the hinges upon which swing the doors of perceptive English folk' (Folkwords). One of the most talented storytellers of our generation Pennyblack Music Powerful and moving songwriting Martin Chilton, The Telegraph A mighty songwriter and an equally fine singer Martin Carthy

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Double Bill: Damien O'kane Trio + Daoirí Farrell

on Wed, 29 Mar 2017 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

Damien O'Kane is a Northern Irish musician of many talents. He is a singer with a relaxed, assured, hypnotic vocal style that exudes a natural warmth and empathy with the colourful characters who occupy his songs. Added to his accomplished banjo and guitar skills, he is an artist of rich imagination and fearless vision. Teamed up with master guitarist Steven Byrnes (Treacherous Orchestra/Kate Rusby) and Steven Iveson's (Damien O'Kane Band) sublime and exhilarating electric guitar playing, this is a trio that take traditional Irish music and song and, in the words of the The Telegraph, turn it into 'Folk-Pop that is Irish music for the 21st Century.' Damien is in the Kate Rusby Band and is in fact Kate's husband. He was nominated for the coveted Album of the Year Award in this year's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. He states, 'Whether I'm playing with Kate or on my own I have a huge love and respect for the music and I love to sing and play it. I feel very lucky and privileged to have had the chance to play with some great musicians. Long may it last.' And so say all of us Dublin-born traditional singer and bouzouki player Daoirí (pronounced 'Derry') Farrell is being described by some of the biggest names in Irish folk music as one of most important singers to come out of Ireland in recent years, and in 2016 he delivered the album to prove them right, entitled True Born Irishman. Daoirí had cut his teeth as a singer in Dublin's famous Góilin Singers Club, where he was spotted early on by Christy Moore, and at other sessions across the city, many of which he still visits. Following his studies he quickly found work accompanying artists including Christy Moore himself, as well as a list of names that sounds like a who's who of folk music: Dónal Lunny, Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill, Alan Doherty, Danú, Dervish, Julie Fowlis, Arty McGlynn, The John Carty Big Band, Kíla, Sean Keane, Gerry O'Connor (Banjo), Gerry O'Connor (Fiddle), Lynched and more. In 2013 he won the All Ireland Champion Singer award at the Fleadh in Co. Derry, and in 2015 won the prestigious Danny Kyle Award at Celtic Connections in Glasgow with the line-up FourWinds. Daoirí finally stepped into the limelight launched his own solo live career at the 2016 Celtic Connections. 'Daoirí is one of the most important traditional singers to emerge in the last decade.' Dónal Lunny 'Daoirí is a bit of a force of nature really. A rootsy one-man-band storyteller with great humour and presence and moments of heartfelt sensitivity.' Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Folk Show

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Dawson Reigns And The Rising // Winchester

on Wed, 29 Mar 2017 at Winchester Railway Inn 7:30pm

2COUNTRY & NASHVILLE ACCESS In Association With FULL CIRCLE TOURING Present DAWSON REIGNS and THE RISING with GARY QUINN + Special Guests 2016 saw the British country scene grow not just steadily but it exploded. With Country2Country, Buckles & Boots and FSA Fest all seeing their audiences swell, the chart impact of record breaking acts Ward Thomas and The Shires has really seen the country sound break into mainstream. As 2017 gets into flow, 2Country and Nashville Access in association with Full Circle Touring are proud to present a co-headline tour from two rising artists who made their own massive impacts of the British country scene over the last year. Championed by Bob Harries, Baylen Leonard and Chris Country, Nashville based singer/songwriter Dawson Reigns kickstarted his UK campaign last year with the rock-tinged infectious radio hit Love Way All You, which was co-penned by The Shires tourmate Canaan Smith. With his eponymous EP receiving glowing reviews and his brief UK tour in September alongside Holloway Road winning him an army of British fans, Dawson can't wait to return to the UK. Belfast based quintet The Rising launched their revamped line-up in 2016 with the stunning Last First Love. Having been holed up in the studio for the majority of the year, the group can't wait to share their new songs with audiences as they build towards their sophomore album. With famous fans including Graham Norton, Gaby Roslin and Alex Lester, the group have opened for Ward Thomas, The Shires and Jess & The Bandits. Joining them on the road is 4 times British Country Music Award winner, including 2016's Best Male Vocalist, Gary Quinn. 2016 saw Gary release his acclaimed EP, I Remember, which was headed up by the chart topping single Shame. Having worked with Phil Vassar on his Songs From The Cellar, and recently spent time in Nashville co-writing with Steve Wariner, Gary is excited to showcase his material old and new with his fans. Throw in a special guest at each night of tour and you have a truly unforgettable experience that showcases the true diversity of country music.

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Rob Corcoran & The Necessary Evils - Live! - At Sadie Hawkins Ho'down

on Wed, 29 Mar 2017 at London Aces & Eights 8:00pm

ROB CORCORAN London based Dubliner Rob Corcoran's not anybody's typical singer-songwriter. Clearly influenced by vintage American and Irish folk, but he's in no way a folk singer in the traditional sense. Corcoran invokes the spirit of Dylan, Makem and Clancy and Simon and Garfunkel, Townes Van Zandt and Leonard Cohen to explore the inner, often shadowy core of things. The voice is his own, as is his lilting turn of phrase. Well crafted and instantly engaging songs made to soar by Rob's soulful and distinctive vocals. There's some serious business in these songs. A lot of sleepless nights...They mean a lot to me. The pay-off is the thrill of later finding out that people enjoy them and relate to them. Rob can be found entertaining audiences around London and often beyond. Keep an eye on robcorcoranmusic.com for updates. "Rob Corcoran's credibility & conviction is bluntly apparent from the moment he steps on stage... he perspires authenticity in that fluent way that a hundred record execs have tried and failed to manufacture." - Anne Frankenstein, Resonance FM (UK) "His poetic lyrics and understated honesty are among the strengths of this EP. This is thoughtful music without being complexing, it's emotionally captivating without being soft, it's blunt and above all else, beautiful well crafted songwriting at it's best". - 'Smashed Up' www.smashedup.co.uk/reviews/rob-corcoran/ "This is bullshit-free music where art and life beautifully keep changing places...a stunning debut EP from a musician who finds kind of mystical solace, and even strange comfort, in the inevitability of human failure that haunts all of us." - J.P O'Malley, 'The Irish Post' http://www.irishpost.co.uk/entertainment/album-review-the-heart-the-head-and-long-since-dead-rob-corcoran https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVx8Zm9HfvWidc8CA2_i3rA BITCHFORK Marianne Hyatt - deep Southern Songstress from Austin Texas. If you blinked you'll have missed her as Richard Linklater's 'Late Night Pickup' during his cult film 'Slacker'. She has fronted Dragstripper, Temple of Sound, Anarchistwood and Country Dirt, which was once London's hottest new grabass bluegrass C&W outfit since Gary P. Nunn came to town. She's equal parts Patsy Cline, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison, and has sung with The Frogs at ATP, as well as with Bill Callahan during Meltdown Festival. Chris Chesney is imbued with the rockstar axe proclivities of Hendrix. Together they play platonic lovesongs to sexworkers, country reggae odes to schizophrenic madames and protest tunes to natural disasters... Bitchfork: a walking triumph of lost causes & no-longer living legends. Country Dirt is London's premier country+bluegrass band, fronted by Texas's very own and very striking Marianne Hyatt Gary Crowley, BBC London .adding aural shooting stars and neon fire to the roadhouse vibe Gavin Martin, The Mirror Think Burrito Brothers' dirty sister - Tim Perry, The Windmill https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvpUBxdCe5I&list=PLsRTv8SyjOdEafo4CpD7qgClPQQDom5af https://youtu.be/SZt-rUedhr0 £5 ACES AND EIGHTS 156-158 Fortess Road Tufnell Park London NW5 2HP (across from Tufnell Park tube) http://www.acesandeightssaloonbar.com/

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Lauren Housley

on Wed, 29 Mar 2017 at Biddulph Arms 7:30pm

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Pauline Alexander With Sandy Stanage.

on Thu, 30 Mar 2017 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8:00pm

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Edwina Hayes - An Intimate Concert

on Thu, 30 Mar 2017 at Ruthin AllStyles Music Club 7:15pm

We are thrilled to present a concert by that wonderful songstress with a charming stage presence and the voice of an angel - none other than Edwina Hayes. Edwina's performances of her beautifully written songs, have won her a reputation as a true natural talent of gentle Folk-Americana. She has opened shows for the likes of Jools Holland and Van Morrison and has headlined her own gigs at venues up and down the land, from small Folk Clubs, to Glastonbury Festival, to The Royal Albert Hall. Television and radio presenter Michael Parkinson and the former BBC Radio 2 godfather of folk, Mike Harding are big fans and the title track of her album Pour Me A Drink was covered by Nanci Griffith who refers to her as 'the sweetest voice in England'. Edwina's cover of the Randy Newman song Feels Like Home was featured in the Cameron Diaz film My Sister's Keeper and between the several different uploads, has since had over eight million plays on You Tube. All this is just a small part of her impressive CV, so you can see why we are so excited to have secured her to perform an intimate gig at our lovely little club in the Vale of Clwyd. The event will also feature floor spots by a variety of local singers to start the evening off. The function room at The Feathers Inn is 'seated with tables'. There is a separate well stocked bar with guest ales. Tea/coffee available. Disabled access and plenty of nearby parking. And if you want to stay over, The Feathers also has beautifully appointed rooms available at reasonable prices. Tickets are now on sale at just £8 from WeGotTickets.com. The venue seats a maximum of 50 people, so get in quick and grab your tickets before they are gone. Regular members can purchase tickets at the usual concessionary rate on any Thursday club night. • The Guardian - 'Edwina is a haunting honeyed solo songwriter' • Michael Parkinson - 'A very talented young lady' • Nanci Griffith - 'The sweetest voice in England. A wonderful young woman, so gifted and full of song' • Time Out - 'Sweet-voiced songwriter who has a fine line in gentle, country-tinged material' • Perez Hilton - 'Like a soft blanket'

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Maddy Prior In Concert

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

A true legend of British music, Maddy Prior has built her career on exploring various musical avenues. Latest album 3 For Joy is no exception, a further exploration of the tradition that she loves. Together with new musical partners Giles Lewin (Carnival Band) and young accordion player Hannah James, Maddy returns to perform the music of England, the British Isles and Eastern Europe all delivered in her own unique style.

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Luke Daniels

on Thu, 30 Mar 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Kathryn Roberts And Sean Lakeman

on Thu, 30 Mar 2017 at Teddington Landmark Arts Centre 6:45pm

A welcome return to the Landmark by one of the UK's leading folk partnerships, who are also twice winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo (2016 & 2013). With careers spanning over 20 years of music making with the likes of Seth Lakeman, Cara Dillon, Levellers, Kate Rusby and Show of Hands, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have consolidated themselves as pillars of modern British folk. Their intimacy and strength of passion on stage have won them many fans and an enviable reputation as 'Songwriters par excellence'. a tasty feast for listeners craving music that requires a sharp mind and an open heart. - Billboard Magazine

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Kathryn Roberts And Sean Lakeman

on Thu, 30 Mar 2017 at Teddington Landmark Arts Centre 6:45pm

A welcome return to the Landmark by one of the UK's leading folk partnerships, who are also twice winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo (2016 & 2013). With careers spanning over 20 years of music making with the likes of Seth Lakeman, Cara Dillon, Levellers, Kate Rusby and Show of Hands, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have consolidated themselves as pillars of modern British folk. Their intimacy and strength of passion on stage have won them many fans and an enviable reputation as 'Songwriters par excellence'. a tasty feast for listeners craving music that requires a sharp mind and an open heart. - Billboard Magazine

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Frigg's Finnish Fiddle Tunes Workshop

on Thu, 30 Mar 2017 at Malvern St Peter's Church & North Malvern Arts 4:30pm

5.00-6.00pm before the concert at 7.30pm. Bring sandwiches! For all string players, not just fiddlers! Band members offer the experience of Scandinavian tunes - jigs, reels, polkas, schottisches, waltzes - taught by ear but with the offer of scores for future reference. Next generation players to intermediate to experienced, all welcome. Let the glow begin! 'Embracing everything from Nashville to Nordkapp, Salzburg to Stornoway, this Helsinki septet manages to sound like a polka band, a rock group, or a Riverdance ensemble, while remaining purely acoustic and firmly string-powered. Four fiddles, an upright bass, guitars and mandos: that's all there is, but Frigg fill the air, live or on CD.' Alex Monaghan, Folkworld

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Dawson Reigns And The Rising // Oxford

on Thu, 30 Mar 2017 at Oxford The Cellar 7:30pm

2COUNTRY & NASHVILLE ACCESS In Association With FULL CIRCLE TOURING Present DAWSON REIGNS and THE RISING with GARY QUINN + Special Guests 2016 saw the British country scene grow not just steadily but it exploded. With Country2Country, Buckles & Boots and FSA Fest all seeing their audiences swell, the chart impact of record breaking acts Ward Thomas and The Shires has really seen the country sound break into mainstream. As 2017 gets into flow, 2Country and Nashville Access in association with Full Circle Touring are proud to present a co-headline tour from two rising artists who made their own massive impacts of the British country scene over the last year. Championed by Bob Harries, Baylen Leonard and Chris Country, Nashville based singer/songwriter Dawson Reigns kickstarted his UK campaign last year with the rock-tinged infectious radio hit Love Way All You, which was co-penned by The Shires tourmate Canaan Smith. With his eponymous EP receiving glowing reviews and his brief UK tour in September alongside Holloway Road winning him an army of British fans, Dawson can't wait to return to the UK. Belfast based quintet The Rising launched their revamped line-up in 2016 with the stunning Last First Love. Having been holed up in the studio for the majority of the year, the group can't wait to share their new songs with audiences as they build towards their sophomore album. With famous fans including Graham Norton, Gaby Roslin and Alex Lester, the group have opened for Ward Thomas, The Shires and Jess & The Bandits. Joining them on the road is 4 times British Country Music Award winner, including 2016's Best Male Vocalist, Gary Quinn. 2016 saw Gary release his acclaimed EP, I Remember, which was headed up by the chart topping single Shame. Having worked with Phil Vassar on his Songs From The Cellar, and recently spent time in Nashville co-writing with Steve Wariner, Gary is excited to showcase his material old and new with his fans. Throw in a special guest at each night of tour and you have a truly unforgettable experience that showcases the true diversity of country music.

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The Askew Sisters

on Thu, 30 Mar 2017 at Uxbridge RNA 7:30pm

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

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The Askew Sisters

on Thu, 30 Mar 2017 at Uxbridge RNA 7:30pm

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

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The Churchfitters

on Thu, 30 Mar 2017 at Osmington Village Hall 7:00pm

Osmington Village Hall Thursday 30th March 7 for 7.3pm This incredibly talented and very popular trio, comprised of brother and sister Chris and Rosie Short together with Frenchman Boris Lebret, bring huge energy to their performances a mix of foot-tapping fiddle, achingly beautiful melodies and zany performances on their collection of homemade instruments a unique experience! 'The Churchfitters is a folk group like no other. A double bass made out of scrap metal. Heart-wrenching vocals accompanied by a musical saw. Foot-stomping fiddle mixed with infectious funk-rock rhythms. Popular on the folk scene, as seen at Cropredy Festival'. Arts Alive https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4Ii0EbfzeE Tickets are just £9 - Tel 07816 832554 or wegottickets.com email osmingtonmusic@gmail.com The bar will be open and parking is free. Jacket and Chilli (veggie option) - £3.50 during the interval

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Soundbox Presents Kim Lowings And The Greenwood

on Fri, 31 Mar 2017 at Chester The Lock Keeper 7:30pm

Doors: 7.30pm Start: 8pm KIM LOWINGS and THE GREENWOOD stage time: c.9.20pm Support: CIARAN ALGAR with GILES DEACON Inspired by the folk tradition, Kim Lowings and The Greenwood perform their songs with a contemporary twist. Their live shows are an energetic blend of original compositions and traditional songs. Kim Lowings, Andrew Lowings, Tim Rogers and Dave Sutherland bring together their multi-instrumental skill and individual experience resulting in an innovative and sensitive approach to arrangements. The motivation is to keep the tradition alive and to share their own tales. "Absolutely captivating" R2 Magazine ★★★★ "Folk songs can get a bit bogged down in wronged maidens and drowned sailors; these made you want to drum your heels and swirl through very English fields." FATEA Free parking (after 3pm) available within 5 minutes' walk of the venue at Delamere St Car Park and Brook St Car Park Access info: There is a short flight of stairs to access the function room. Toilets are available there and downstairs.

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The Sam Kelly Trio

on Fri, 31 Mar 2017 at Howden The Shire Hall 7:30pm

Sam's debut EP - entitled 'Your Way Home' was released in March 2013, which swiftly created a buzz of interest in the folk scene for Sam's music. He followed this up with the release of the widely acclaimed 'Spokes' EP in February 2015. This cemented Sam's place further as one of the most exciting young prospects in the folk scene - landing him a nomination in the Best Singer category at the 2015 Spiral Earth Awards, and grabbing the attention of BBC Radio 2's Folk Show. Touring as a trio with Jamie Francis (banjo) and Evan Carson (percussion), Sam has gained a reputation for an incredibly high class and dynamic live show, and the guys are rapidly becoming firm favourites at venues and festivals in all parts of the country. After a barnstorming performance to a completely rammed Club Tent at Cambridge Folk Festival 2015, the guys were invited to play their first session on Radio 2 live from the festival. Not content with resting on his laurels, Sam enlisted the extraordinary talents of new band members Ciaran Algar (fiddle) and Graham Coe (cello) and went straight back into the studio to record his debut album. 'The Lost Boys' came out in November 2015 to a storm of rave reviews, cementing Sam's place as one of the most rapidly rising stars on the UK folk scene, and enticing Radio 2 to invite the guys into the BBC studios as the featured live session guests on the Mark Radcliffe Show - an honour usually only bestowed upon much more established musicians. The album has also been championed by numerous legends of folk broadcasting, including Mike Harding - who played tracks from the album for four weeks in a row on his online radio podcast. Sam is taking the album on tour throughout 2016 with the full album band, aptly named Sam Kelly and The Lost Boys. Coming from a family largely made up of Norfolk dairy farmers has left Sam with an unmatched experience of singing in front of hurtfully disinterested Friesians, and his meandering musical journey has ranged from reaching the final of ITV's Britain's Got Talent as a teenager, to being selected for the first ever EFDSS Artist Development Scheme. Whether playing to 13 million people on prime-time television, or to 10 people in a tiny pub, Sam's child-like fascination with music shines through, and his passion for discovering and rekindling the sounds of his musical heritage has gained him the respect of peers and audiences worldwide. "Sam has such a beautiful voice and sings with so much soul. I've seen him perform live a few times and he's amazing" Cara Dillon "I think this guy is absolutely brilliant His voice is beyond sublime." Mike Harding "Really fabulous stuff" Mark Radcliffe "A captivating performer, Sam Kelly has one of the best young male voices in British acoustic roots music. Seriously...Check him out!" Sean Lakeman "The Lost Boys is an outstanding debut album." Bright Young Folk "This is the album that the folk world has been awaiting... The Lost Boys is going to be huge." Folking.com

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Oysters 3

on Fri, 31 Mar 2017 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:00pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from Oysters 3, plus a set from each of the support acts. * Concessionary tickets are for the unwaged (ie no paid employment) - proof required at the door on the night. Please note that we have an allocation of ten concessionary online tickets for each of our concerts - first come first served! * Tickets on the door (where still available) will be priced at £17/14 * Mix of row seats and standing room. * Seats are not reserved, and a ticket may not always guarantee a seat, although there will be standing room. IF HAVING A SEAT IS ESSENTIAL TO YOU, PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ARE THERE WHEN THE DOOR OPENS AT 7PM, AS THE ROOM FILLS UP QUICKLY FOR POPULAR CONCERTS. We will not be able to bring in extra seats. * Food and real ale available! Please note that you will not be able to eat in the ballroom where the concert is held, although once the doors open you may reserve a seat in the ballroom and then eat elsewhere. If you wish to eat, please ensure that you arrive in plenty of time to order and eat your food. * For more information or to contact the Goose please see our website www.thegooseisout.com

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Oysters 3

on Fri, 31 Mar 2017 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:00pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from Oysters 3, plus a set from each of the support acts. * Concessionary tickets are for the unwaged (ie no paid employment) - proof required at the door on the night. Please note that we have an allocation of ten concessionary online tickets for each of our concerts - first come first served! * Tickets on the door (where still available) will be priced at £17/14 * Mix of row seats and standing room. * Seats are not reserved, and a ticket may not always guarantee a seat, although there will be standing room. IF HAVING A SEAT IS ESSENTIAL TO YOU, PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ARE THERE WHEN THE DOOR OPENS AT 7PM, AS THE ROOM FILLS UP QUICKLY FOR POPULAR CONCERTS. We will not be able to bring in extra seats. * Food and real ale available! Please note that you will not be able to eat in the ballroom where the concert is held, although once the doors open you may reserve a seat in the ballroom and then eat elsewhere. If you wish to eat, please ensure that you arrive in plenty of time to order and eat your food. * For more information or to contact the Goose please see our website www.thegooseisout.com

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Rackhouse Pilfer

on Fri, 31 Mar 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

RACKHOUSE PILFER are a fiery & exciting band who have been getting rave reviews with their Roots blend of IrishAmericana. The rise of RACKHOUSE PILFER is unstoppable! They have been enthralling crowds throughout Ireland, Europe and Nashville and were Special Guests to Imelda May at SLIGO LIVE where they were a big hit with the audience, so much so that Imelda May invited them to join her for other dates. RACKHOUSE PILFER jetted off to Nashville, Tennessee to record their album LOVE AND HAVOC at Alex the Great studios with producer Brad Jones. Brad has worked with a long list of Pop, Rock and Alternative Country artists including Steve Earl, John Prine, John Hiatt, Josh Rouse and Bobby Bare Jr. In 2014 RACKHOUSE PILFER were awarded 'Live Band of the Year' by Hot Press & Jaegermeister, recording in Nashville, 1st headline tour of Ireland & loads of great Festival shows RACKHOUSE PILFER pushed forward in 2015 concentrating on their reputation in Ireland whilst working on their upcoming album. Alongside this the band we're invited by Producer Ethan Johns (Paul McCartney, Kings of Leon, Ryan Adams, Kaiser Chiefs etc.) to be the session band on 2 songs on Sir Tom Jones latest album 'Long Lost Suitcase' (2015). Rackhouse featured on the track 'Honey, Honey' a duet with Imelda May and the lead single from the album, and also the track 'Factory Girl' a Rolling Stones cover. Rackhouse Pilfer have been selling out shows and wowing festival crowds all over Ireland, The UK, The EU and Nashville TN, USA Don't miss out on this incredible live act! Live Band of the Year 2014 Hot Press & Jaegermeister Freezer Sessions Best Folk/Trad Band 2015 Hot Press 'Hotties' Awards Beer Flinging Banjo Rock ShortList (the UK's leading Mens Magazine) Stellar Roots Outfit, Superb original songs and a brilliant shit-kicking live band. Hotpress Magazine 9/10, Love and Havoc is an excellent, almost flawless album with a set of fantastic songs, great singing and outstanding musicianship Maverick (UK #1 Indep. Country Music Mag) The 6-piece Pilfers aren't short of energy, they can play up a storm Irish Times www.rackhousepilfer.com

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Jess Morgan At The Couthouse, Thirsk

on Fri, 31 Mar 2017 at Thirsk The Old Courthouse 7:30pm

JESS MORGAN something truly special. Folk Radio UK // absolutely addictive The National Student Jess Morgan is a songwriter's songwriter. October 2016 saw the release of a confident new record from this young British voice. Expect a tumbler of unfancified roots music with heart, with passion, with gusto. In early 2017 Jess brings the songs from 'Edison Gloriette' to the intimate setting of the Old Courthouse and will be backed up by members of 'The Light Band' helping to bring the songs and the stories behind them to life. Over the past few years Jess has been making a noise in the UK and further afield with a string of albums comprised of acutely observed, beautifully delivered country-folk ballads. The songs are intimate, but not in that earnest, quiet way. There's fire in Jess' voice, the way it soars between notes like a bird in flight. It's intimate, but it's end of the night, lock-in at the bar, let's get the nice whiskey out, intimate and has over recent years attracted the ears of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show, Bob Harris Sunday, BBC 6 Music, Folk Radio UK, R2, Uncut, The Guardian and The Telegraph. When not touring or writing songs, Jess has set up a small factory for producing home-made vinyl records which are hand made by Jess and will play on a turntable. Among the first to own and play Jess's home-made 7 singles were BBC Folk Show DJ Mark Radcliffe, BBC Scotland's Roddy Hart and BBC 6 Music's Gideon Coe. Jess also uses her spare time to edit 'Hold This I Need A Wee' a 'zine' which features written and artistic contributions from a number of her musical peers and is in circulation in obscure places throughout the UK. musicianship dovetails well with her clever and understated songwriting The Telegraph gorgeous country folk The Guardian // inventive and poignant R2 Magazine Doors 7.30pm Show 8.00pm Advance Tickets £9 On the door £10

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Mike Silver

on Fri, 31 Mar 2017 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

Wessex Acoustic welcomes back the extremely popular and highly entertaining Mike Silver.

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Helena Ray & The Thrift Shop Ensemble

on Fri, 31 Mar 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- An evening of timeless songs and nostalgic storytelling, exploring the musical styles and popular culture of the roaring twenties and the dark interwar era, up to the late fifties. Join us for an eclectic mix of international songs presented at the scenic atmosphere of Green Note. Featuring contemporary interpretations of classic songs by Edith Piaf, Amalia Rodrigues, Yves Montand, Bert Firman, Danae Stratigopoulou among others, this event offers homage to European tango, bolero, waltz, foxtrot and swing, sung in English and other languages. Featuring: Helena Ray (aka Elena Hadjiafxendi): Narration & Vocals Andreas Papapetrou: Piano / accordion Pavlos Carvalho: Cello / Bouzouki Michael Iskas: Violin / Viola Helena Ray (aka Elena Hadjiafxendi) is a London based, internationally known actress and singer. Helena has developed an eclectic and distinctive style of performance that blends world music with literary recitation and drama. She has performed in many European cities: London, Paris, Athens, and Nicosia. Her repertoire varies from classical, musical theatre, film and television, to opera and poetry shows.

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Mochara In Concert At Water Yeat Village Hall On Friday 31st March 2017

on Fri, 31 Mar 2017 at Water Yeat Village Hall 7:30pm

Northern Ireland's Maurice Dickson has been writing and performing his songs for almost 30 years. There is something deeply satisfying about listening to a musician who is obviously the master of his craft. It is even more satisfying to listen to one, like Maurice Dickson, who is not only a consummate musician but whose music is firmly rooted in something deeply personal. Catherine Ashcroft plays the Uilleann Pipes and Whistles with breathtaking speed and virtuosity and in 2007 won All Britain titles on both whistle and pipes. Maurice and Catherine met in 2008 when Catherine recorded her first CD Take Flight and Follow at Maurice's studio in Cumbria. This led to them collaborating and Maurice invited her to guest on his forthcoming European tour. A great success they soon formed the duo Mochara. Taking the name from the Irish meaning of My Friend. The pair have since performed at various festivals, folk clubs, theatres and music venues throughout the UK, Ireland, Holland, Germany, Denmark and Norway. They have also released 3 albums, In Your Blood in 2010, Spirits and Dreamers in 2013 and more recently the fabulous Live at the Island in 2015. Performing a dynamic mix of original and traditional Irish songs and tunes, the duo promise audiences a night of spellbinding music and entertainment. Words are hardly adequate to describe the skill, quality and sheer class of interpretation this duo brought to the finest musical entertainment I have had the pleasure to enjoy for a very long time. (The Arran Banner) The Village Hall will be set out in Cabaret Style -there is no Bar so bring your own nibbles and tipples. Doors will open at 19:30 and the performance will start at 20:00 on Friday 20th January 2017

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Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham

on Fri, 31 Mar 2017 at Uppingham Theatre 6:45pm

Having toured together since 1986, the duo recorded their first album in in 1994 and followed it with more highly acclaimed albums. The pair have won the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and have been nominated in the Scottish Traditional Music Awards. Fiddler Aly was a founding member of the 'Boys of the Lough', whilst accordion player Phil has been named as one of Scotland's 25 most influential people.

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Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham

on Fri, 31 Mar 2017 at Uppingham Theatre 6:45pm

Having toured together since 1986, the duo recorded their first album in in 1994 and followed it with more highly acclaimed albums. The pair have won the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and have been nominated in the Scottish Traditional Music Awards. Fiddler Aly was a founding member of the 'Boys of the Lough', whilst accordion player Phil has been named as one of Scotland's 25 most influential people.

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Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party

on Fri, 31 Mar 2017 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

The brains behind 'The Full English' Fay spent two years touring with a 'super-group' of folk performers, winning Best Group and Best Album at the BBC Folk Awards and earning herself a nomination for Folk Singer of the Year. With The Hurricane Party, she has found new collaborators and together they breathe fresh life into old tales of love and betrayal, witchcraft, wildlife and playground games. Fay Hield is a singer who seems to have been born knowing how to carry a tune, but with the rarer gift of knowing how to go straight to the heart of a song too.

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The Lost Songs Of Jake Thackray

on Fri, 31 Mar 2017 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

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The Lost Songs Of Jake Thackray

on Fri, 31 Mar 2017 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

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Johnny Flyn & The Sussex Wit

on Fri, 31 Mar 2017 at London St John-at-Hackney Church 7:30pm

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Ruth Theodore @ Cafe #9

on Fri, 31 Mar 2017 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

Start 2017 with a glorious musical interlude by heading down to Cafe #9 in Sheffield's Nether Edge with Ruth Theodore & Rhiannon Scutt. Ruth started the search for a producer to collaborate with on a fourth album she came to the attention of Todd Sickafoose who had recently produced Anais Mitchell's widely acclaimed 'Hadestown'. Not coincidentally Todd divides his time between production work and playing bass for American Folk legend Ani DiFranco for whom Ruth opened two solo London shows in 2012. The fruits of that collaboration, an album named Cactacus, is released on September 23rd in a collaboration between River Rat and Aveline Records. The record at its core features Ruth's distinguishable songwriting style and honest lyricism. Her voice, guitar and piano, cocooned in soulful male backing vocals contribute a deliberate sexual tension, most prevalent in the abstract and moody 'The Carcass And The Pride'. Theodore's string and vocal arrangements are deliberate and dramatic whilst Sickafoose softens her edges with depth and texture for listeners to reach out and touch. Songs such as 'Everything is Temporary' and 'Loop Hole' refer back to Ruth's much loved patch of land in Hackney and 'Scavengers' is a playful but fierce social comment on the rapid influx of privilege to the arts in East London. 'You Can't Help Who You Love' tells the story of a battle with cancer from the perspective of the carer which was four years in the writing, where as Kissing in Traffic and Wishbone are just out and out love songs.

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Helter Skelter With Justin & The Argonauts + Ben Hemming Trio

on Fri, 31 Mar 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of Klezmer, Tango, 15th Century Shephardic Jewish Folk and Gothic Americana at Jamboree. Justin and the Argonauts are a violin, accordion, guitar and tuba-infused blaze of full-throttle klezmer, tango, 15th century Sephardic Jewish Folk and pop, playing an expanding set of songs ranging from Bach's Hungarian dances to The Cure's Lovecats... Ben Hemming, tonight playing as part of a trio, plays sweeping and beautiful Gothic Americana with a dark Blues soul.

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Dawson Reigns And The Rising // London

on Fri, 31 Mar 2017 at London The Garage 7:30pm

2COUNTRY & NASHVILLE ACCESS In Association With FULL CIRCLE TOURING Present DAWSON REIGNS and THE RISING with GARY QUINN + Special Guests 2016 saw the British country scene grow not just steadily but it exploded. With Country2Country, Buckles & Boots and FSA Fest all seeing their audiences swell, the chart impact of record breaking acts Ward Thomas and The Shires has really seen the country sound break into mainstream. As 2017 gets into flow, 2Country and Nashville Access in association with Full Circle Touring are proud to present a co-headline tour from two rising artists who made their own massive impacts of the British country scene over the last year. Championed by Bob Harries, Baylen Leonard and Chris Country, Nashville based singer/songwriter Dawson Reigns kickstarted his UK campaign last year with the rock-tinged infectious radio hit Love Way All You, which was co-penned by The Shires tourmate Canaan Smith. With his eponymous EP receiving glowing reviews and his brief UK tour in September alongside Holloway Road winning him an army of British fans, Dawson can't wait to return to the UK. Belfast based quintet The Rising launched their revamped line-up in 2016 with the stunning Last First Love. Having been holed up in the studio for the majority of the year, the group can't wait to share their new songs with audiences as they build towards their sophomore album. With famous fans including Graham Norton, Gaby Roslin and Alex Lester, the group have opened for Ward Thomas, The Shires and Jess & The Bandits. Joining them on the road is 4 times British Country Music Award winner, including 2016's Best Male Vocalist, Gary Quinn. 2016 saw Gary release his acclaimed EP, I Remember, which was headed up by the chart topping single Shame. Having worked with Phil Vassar on his Songs From The Cellar, and recently spent time in Nashville co-writing with Steve Wariner, Gary is excited to showcase his material old and new with his fans. Throw in a special guest at each night of tour and you have a truly unforgettable experience that showcases the true diversity of country music.

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David Celia And Marla

on Fri, 31 Mar 2017 at Torquay The Crown & Sceptre 8:00pm

David is an innovative singer/songwriter and astonishing guitar player, known for his spontaneously driven live performances. His songs have an open alt/folk style that's also been described as Beatlesque. On this tour he is accompanied with German/Spanish singer Marla, who he has also produced. He tours frequently across Canada and to Europe where he has played festivals such as Glastonbury (UK), Blue Balls (CH), Le Rock (FRA) and more. David has played with Canadian folk legends Ian & Sylvia and Gordon Lightfoot is a fan. As a result of playing sideman to Emiliana Torrini, he was invited to be one of the headliners at Braedslan Festival 2016 in Iceland.

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The Urban Folk Quartet

on Fri, 31 Mar 2017 at Maldon Town Hall 8:00pm

The Urban Folk Quartet's distinguishing features have much less to do with the traditional idea of genre. Yes, this is fiddle-led music that draws heavily from celtic dance forms and traditional song but from there on in it is unlike any folk band you have ever heard. Just as English country dance unassumingly met with big band jazz musicianship in the mid 20th century, The UFQ's approach to the folk ethos is to embrace any and every influence that genuinely makes sense of their time and place and makes sense in their music. From funk grooves to middle-eastern melodies, afrobeat to north Indian rhythms. They are quite unique! "UFQ are impossibly wonderful" - fRoots "Seriously exceptional musicians" - R2 (Rock 'n' Reel) "Up there with the best of them - amazing musicians." - BBC Radio 2 Folk Show

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An Americana Hootenany With The Fargo Railroad Co

on Fri, 31 Mar 2017 at Sheffield Hallam University 8:00pm

A night of Americana headlined by Sheffields own 'good ol' boy's' Fargo Railroad Co. 'Feet First' will offer up their authentic mix of Appalachian music and steppin' dancers, and opening up will be Steve Chapman Smith.

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An Americana Hootenany With The Fargo Railroad Co

on Fri, 31 Mar 2017 at Sheffield Hallam University 8:00pm

A night of Americana headlined by Sheffields own 'good ol' boy's' Fargo Railroad Co. 'Feet First' will offer up their authentic mix of Appalachian music and steppin' dancers, and opening up will be Steve Chapman Smith.

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Brooks Williams At Bingham Folk Club

on Fri, 31 Mar 2017 at Bingham Rugby Club Pavilion 8:00pm

Brooks is an American acoustic guitarist and singer/songwriter whose style combines roots, jazz, blues, classical, and folk. Ranked as one of the top 100 acoustic guitarists, this promises to be a brilliant evening! Music starts at 8.30pm and finishes at 11pm. Admission at the door on the night for people without tickets will be £8 - and only possible if space permits.

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Moving Parts: Newcastle Puppetry Festival 2017

on Sat, 1 Apr 2017 at Newcastle upon Tyne Cobalt Studios 9:30pm

Moving Parts is a brand new performance and training festival situated in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, focussing on puppetry, mask and object manipulation. Spanning six days across four venues, the ambitious event is especially geared towards adults, teenagers, emerging artists and professional practitioners. With the aim of further enriching Newcastle's visual arts scene and developing an audience for this unique artform in the North East, Moving Parts delivers a week-long programme including, three large-scale productions at Northern Stage, cabaret and fringe shows at Cobalt Studios, four diverse performance masterclasses at Space Six, a six-day puppet making residency course, puppetry films, talks and networking events, and an Education Project with design and drama students from Newcastle College.

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Felix Holt & The Radicals

on Sat, 1 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

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

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Parisian Chanteuse Céline Dommart With Montparnasse

on Sat, 1 Apr 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Parisian singer Céline Dommart brings her unique blend of French chanson, Spanish tango and American jazz to Bath's Chapel Arts Centre. Following airplay on BBC Radio 3 for her debut EP 'La Vie En Rose', Céline has just released an album (Dans Les Cafes Voisins) with her quartet. The band - Montparnasse features award winning acoustic guitarist Cris Tolley, double bass legend Paul Smith and drum wizard Robin Payne on drums and percussion. The band have a unique sound and approach. Céline sings in French, English, Spanish and Italian - opening up a whole World of music for her audience. Recent sell out concerts at MAC Birmingham and Upton Jazz Festival amongst others have confirmed the band as one of the most entertaining acts around, leaving audience members mesmerised and being described by promoters as 'the best act we've ever had'. www.montparnassemusic.com

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Kadia + Emily Mae Winters Double Headliner

on Sat, 1 Apr 2017 at Bournemouth St Andrew's Kinson 7:00pm

Double headliner with rising star Emily Mae Winters. We will be launching our new traditional EP at this concert, Emily will be promoting her debut album. This EP is the follow up from our debut album and features our current favourite traditional songs and tunes. We will play all of the songs on the night as well as new and old material as well. This is the very first event that we have privately hosted so we would love to see your face there. Come and share the celebration with us.

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Royal Traditions - Nicola Beazley & Alex Cumming

on Sat, 1 Apr 2017 at Dungworth The Royal Hotel 7:00pm

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

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John Smith

on Sat, 1 Apr 2017 at Sheffield The Upper Chapel 7:00pm

John Smith has played to audiences all over the world in festival tents, living rooms and sold-out concert halls. He tours relentlessly with his guitars, looking to communicate through a song and to share something intangible with those willing to listen. His uniquely intimate take on love, loss or even a mythic murder ballad, combined with his innovative guitar work, have won him a loyal following. John has opened shows for Iron and Wine, John Martyn, Tinariwen and Gil Scott-Heron, and has performed alongside the likes of Jackson Browne, Jerry Douglas, Richard Hawley, Jarvis Cocker and Rodney Crowell. In his occasional role as session musician he has played electric guitar for David Gray, Lisa Hannigan, LeAnn Rimes and Lianne La Havas. It's all for the love of the guitar. John plays a rumbling acoustic fingerstyle but sometimes uses a slide or plays the guitar on his lap. His playing and honey-on-gravel vocals have brought crowds the world over to pin-drop silence and rapturous applause. John has self-released four albums: "The Fox and the Monk" (2006), "Map Or Direction" (2009), "Eavesdropping" (2011) and "Great Lakes" (2013). His new album will be released in the Spring of 2017. "He's a magician" - Ben Howard "Spellbinding" - Time Out

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Gilmore & Roberts

on Sat, 1 Apr 2017 at Woodmancote New Village Hall 7:30pm

Unreserved seating. Woodmancote Village Hall has its own car park. Concert starts at 8pm (doors/bar open at 7.30).

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Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker Live @ The Borderline, Plus Guests

on Sat, 1 Apr 2017 at London The Borderline 7:00pm

Before The Gold Rush presents BBC Radio 2 folk award winners Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker. We were delighted 5 years ago to have met, become friends with and had the pleasure of presenting our favourite folk duo at several of our regular London gigs. We were even more delighted to see Josienne & Ben go from strength to strength, putting amazing records out on Navigator and now Rough Trade, and winning a BBC folk award. We are very excited to be collaboring with them again for this, our 5th anniversary celebration at London's Borderline, one of the best grass roots live venues in the country. We will also welcome several opening special guest performers, artists who have played at our nights in the past who we feel are very talented. There will also be a support band rounding off the evening, alowing us all to have a good old knees up! More details to come soon. Ticket holders will also gain free entry into the club night after the event, should they wish. We believe it is a traditional indie disco!

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Marc Davies Band

on Sat, 1 Apr 2017 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

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Marc Davies Band

on Sat, 1 Apr 2017 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

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Stillhouse

on Sat, 1 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Progressive acoustic music at its finest, Stillhouse are a mandolin, guitar, double bass and vocal trio ensemble, presenting beautifully crafted original songs and meticulously arranged instrumental material with roots in bluegrass, jazz and acoustic music. Jonny Neaves (guitar, vocals) and Polly Bolton (mandolin, vocals) have been performing together and individually since their early teens. Matt Mefford (double bass) has roots in his hometown of Austin, Texas and spent the years before his move to the UK touring the States with bluegrass/jazz/folk quartet MilkDrive. The result of their collaboration is a captivating and complex set characterised by melodically astonishing original songs alongside soaring mandolin, guitar and bass-led instrumental pieces.

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Folk In Fernham With Ninebarrow

on Sat, 1 Apr 2017 at Fernham St John's Church 7:00pm

NINEBARROW are a multi-award-winning folk duo, who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition. Described by Mike Harding as sounding 'damn fine' and by Kate Rusby as 'absolutely amazing', Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere combine breath taking vocal harmonies and melodies, delivering original songs that are inspired and rooted in the landscape and history of the British Isles. As well as crafting unique and engaging original material, Ninebarrow also take a wide-range of traditional folk songs and rework them in their own, distinctive way. Not only exceptional singers and musicians, Ninebarrow are also equally passionate about the stories behind their songs - combining their music with history, folklore and storytelling. The duo were recently nominees for 'Best Duo' in the Fatea Magazine Awards 2016.

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Tarantella Beats Party With Amaraterra

on Sat, 1 Apr 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

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

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Blue Rose Code @ The Biggar Municipal Hall

on Sat, 1 Apr 2017 at Biggar Municipal Hall 7:30pm

Support Act on Stage at 8pm Blue Rose Code + Band on Stage at 8.45pm

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Blue Rose Code @ The Biggar Municipal Hall

on Sat, 1 Apr 2017 at Biggar Municipal Hall 7:30pm

Support Act on Stage at 8pm Blue Rose Code + Band on Stage at 8.45pm

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Dual Album Launch -avital Raz & The Angel Brothers

on Sat, 1 Apr 2017 at Sheffield The Heeley Institute 7:30pm

Avital Raz will be launching her new album: The Fallen Angel's Unravelling Descent produced by Keith Angel. Accordion- Luke Carver Goss Violin- Jote Osahn Bass- Andy Seward Guitar- Dave Angel Oud/ Ney/ Duduk Mina Mikhael Salama Percussion Keith Angel The Angel Brothers will also be launching their new album. (details to come).

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Dual Album Launch -avital Raz & The Angel Brothers

on Sat, 1 Apr 2017 at Sheffield The Heeley Institute 7:30pm

Avital Raz will be launching her new album: The Fallen Angel's Unravelling Descent produced by Keith Angel. Accordion- Luke Carver Goss Violin- Jote Osahn Bass- Andy Seward Guitar- Dave Angel Oud/ Ney/ Duduk Mina Mikhael Salama Percussion Keith Angel The Angel Brothers will also be launching their new album. (details to come).

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Crh Music Presents Alejandro Escovedo

on Sun, 2 Apr 2017 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

If anyone deserves to be regarded as the father of modern Americana, it has to be Alejandro Escovedo. His trailblazing career began as a member of San Francisco's famed punk innovators The Nuns, who supported the Sex Pistols at their last ever show, and continued with Austin-based alt-country rock pioneers, Rank & File and True Believers. Countless all-star collaborations and tribute album appearances and a series of beloved solo albums beginning with 1992's acclaimed Gravity have earned him a surplus of distinctions: No Depression magazine's Artist of the Decade Award in 1998 and the Americana Music Association's Lifetime Achievement Award for Performing in 2006 among many others. His new record Burn Something Beautiful is produced and co-written by Peter Buck (REM) and Scott McCaughey (The Minus 5) and is Alejandro at his very best - a celebration of the rock and roll life, a contemplation on mortality and the healing power of love. This collaboration with Buck & McCaughey provides the energy and creativity to help Escovedo's 12th studio release be one of his finest, which is no small feat in his already exceptionally productive, creative and influential career. - American Songwriter

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Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar

on Sun, 2 Apr 2017 at Barham Village Hall 7:00pm

Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar met in 2011. Soon after, the duo were signed to Fellside Records and in July 2012 released their debut album, The Queen's Lover. Numerous tours followed as the duo developed and honed their stage craft, becoming one of the most sought after young acts on the English Folk Scene. The press coverage and folk club reports have been glowing and rightly so (R2 Magazine). In January 2013, the pair picked up the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk award. Following the award win, Russell and Algar toured the country in April and, after completing school and University Exams in May, began touring again at the beginning of June - a schedule which saw them play venues and festivals such as Cambridge Folk Festival and Fairport's Cropredy Convention as well as appearing live on Mark Radcliffe's BBC Radio 2 Folk Show. After recording their second album in November 2013, Russell and Algar received the Horizon Award for Best breakthrough act at the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. The second album, The Call, was then released in July receiving 5 Stars in fRoots, 4 Stars in both R2 Magazine and The Telegraph and a host of other brilliant reviews, Bright Young Folk describing it as an outstanding show of maturity with enormous promise. The duo come from musical households and both began to develop their musical skills long before joining forces. Algar, originally a member of TRI became All Ireland Champion, and All Britain Champion on numerous occasions before the age of 16 and Russell had begun a career as a solo musician supporting acts such as Karine Polwart and Lau, amongst others. Fatea Folk in the Barn Concert Review 2015 Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar have done brilliantly over the past few years. BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award winners 2013, BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award winners 2014 and BBC Radio 2 Best Duo nominees in 2015. It is easy to see why. Greg is blessed with a wonderfully powerful and expressive, archetypal folk voice and is a very tight rhythm guitarist. Ciaran is simply a superb fiddle player and along with his breathtaking speed and dexterity, he is a sympathetic accompanist. I thought his supporting lines, fills and swells under Greg's vocals were outstanding and brought an added depth and emotion to the songs. The full and expansive sound they create is very much a case of the two of them together being far greater than the sum of the parts. Greg and Ciaran were touring in support of their just released third album 'The Silent Majority'. Accordingly, several songs from the new CD were featured and they all sounded very strong. Greg and Ciaran are great interpreters of both traditional and modern folk songs and bring an almost ageless quality to them. Within this, their song choices also have something contemporary to say and a clear relevance to the here and now in both a social and political sense. They set out their stall with the opening song 'Did You Like The Battle, Sir' which featured all of the above. A sparse, muted guitar introduction, a very stately vocal that suited the song content perfectly and some beautiful fiddle from Ciaran. Of course, the crowd were also treated to several tunes which inevitably featured some virtuoso playing from Ciaran, some splendid rhythm from Greg and lots of clever syncopation, particularly when making the transition from one tune to another, all of which the pair made look completely effortless. As would be expected, these sets were received noisily by the crowd! For me, other standouts were 'The Silent Majority' and 'Rolling Down The Ryburn' from the new album and 'The New Railroad' off their first CD 'The Queen's Lover'. I remember the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk finalist's weekend back in 2012 when all the acts played two songs at a lovely concert presented by Mike Harding. I recall being completely blown away by Greg & Ciaran's version of this song, it was so powerful then and I thought tonight's version surpassed even that. One of the pleasures of live music of course, is witnessing the acts interactions with one another and relationships they build with the audience. Greg and Ciaran are very funny and in a few short years this humour seems to have shifted from jokes and puns to an almost 'Reeves and Mortimer' type surrealism. Greg has a dry, acerbic sense of humour whereas Ciaran is more anarchic and uncontrolled. An added twist is that at times it is difficult to tell whether they are on the verge of 'falling out' on stage as Greg gives his adult 'enough is enough' look, which just seems to incite Ciaran to further errant behaviour. Of course, their winning of the Young Folk Award and Luke (Jackson, also on the bill) being a runner up was also fuel for much banter, the best of which I thought was them announcing 'he couldn't travel to the gigs in the same car as them as they kept their winners trophy on the passenger seat'! As has seemed to be the case all through this tour judging by the number of videos taken, the last encore song reached new levels of beauty. The three took the stage together and performed a marvellously arranged version of Damien Rice's 'Delicate'. Everything about it was breathtaking, subtle guitar and bouzouki from Greg and Ciaran respectively, Greg and Luke taking turns with the verses and some wonderful harmonies from all three where each voice blended perfectly as a whole, yet remained distinctive in its own right. This all seemed about as good as music gets really. Paul Jackson for Fatea Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start Tickets £12 online £13 offline £14 on the door

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Rusty Shackle

on Sun, 2 Apr 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Rackhouse Pilfer

on Sun, 2 Apr 2017 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 7:00pm

Rackhouse Pilfer are a fiery and exciting 6-piece band, and have been getting rave reviews with their roots blend of Irish Americana. They have been selling out shows and wowing festival crowds all over the UK, Ireland, the EU, and Nashville USA - where they recorded their album 'Love and Havoc'. Don't miss out on this incredible live act! Love and Havoc is an excellent, almost flawless album with a set of fantastic songs, great singing and outstanding musicianship - Maverick Venue open from 6pm for cafe meals (advance booking only on 01326 341353) Performance starts 7.30pm sharp.

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Rackhouse Pilfer

on Sun, 2 Apr 2017 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 7:00pm

Rackhouse Pilfer are a fiery and exciting 6-piece band, and have been getting rave reviews with their roots blend of Irish Americana. They have been selling out shows and wowing festival crowds all over the UK, Ireland, the EU, and Nashville USA - where they recorded their album 'Love and Havoc'. Don't miss out on this incredible live act! Love and Havoc is an excellent, almost flawless album with a set of fantastic songs, great singing and outstanding musicianship - Maverick Venue open from 6pm for cafe meals (advance booking only on 01326 341353) Performance starts 7.30pm sharp.

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Wizz Jones At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 2 Apr 2017 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

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Faustus - In Concert

on Sun, 2 Apr 2017 at Whitchurch Gill Nethercott Centre 7:30pm

The pioneering 'bloke folk' power trio present their third release Death and Other Animals (Westpark Music), produced by Rupert Christie (Lou Reed, Jessie J, Fisherman's Friends, Bellowhead). Previously nominated for Best Group Award in the BBC 2 Folk Awards, Faustus brings to the stage three of the leading lights of their generation Benji Kirkpatrick and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead) and Saul Rose (War Horse). There will be a real ale bar for you to enjoy too. Doors open at 7.30pm with the music starting at 8.00pm Tickets cost £13 each

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Softlysoftly Presents Mariah Wade + Romani Beau + Sara And Kenny

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

PLEASE NOTE, this event is ADULTS ONLY - no children allowed in the bar. Buy a ticket in advance if you want to guarantee a seat, Tickets available at the door too at £4, but no seat guaranteed. Deliciously chilled unplugged acoustic music to charm you on a Crouch End Sunday afternoon. MARIAH WADE We are so glad to have Mariah Wade play for us again - two of the trio have last year welcomed a baby girl into the family, so they've been a bit busy, but with babysitter booked, they're heading back to Crouch End for some more fantastic folk songs.. http://www.mariahwade.com/ ROMANI BEAU A welcome return for our favourite Kent lad Romani Beau, with his quirky, unique sound and style. http://www.romanibeau.com/ SARA AND KENNY Just moved to London from the USA, this acoustic duo will be entertaining us with sparkling harmonies... www.saraandkenny.com As usual doors open at 2.45, with music starting at 3pm and continuing until 5pm Oh yes, and there'll be marshmallows too! (After 5pm the bar opens its doors to non-paying general public, so you can stay on and enjoy the evening ambience) The venue is easy to get to - Tube to Finsbury Park or Overground to Crouch End Hill, then a couple of minutes on the W7 bus to Crouch End Clocktower, from which the venue is just two minutes' stroll.

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Ranagri & Dagleish In Saltburn

on Sun, 2 Apr 2017 at Saltburn-by-the-Sea Saltburn Community Hall 7:00pm

It is almost two years since Ranagri owned Saltburn's Earthbeat stage, bringing the audience to their feet throughout their wonderful closing set in August 2015. Saltburn has them back at last! Supported by Saltburn 'regular' Steve Dagleish, Ranagri will perform at Saltburn's Community Hall on Sunday April 2nd. Doors will open at 7.00 pm with music from 7.30 - 9.45 [a nice early start and pre-workday early finish]! Entry on the evening will be £15. These 'earlybird' tickets are available at just £10 [plus booking fee]! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ RANAGRI 'How often do you hear a sound that's completely new, which has great energy and immediately makes you want to dance? I'll be following Ranagri around, I hope they don't mind...' - Katie Derham - BBC Proms - BBC Radio 3 Ranagri is a contemporary folk band of four musicians [Dónal Rogers, Jean Kelly, Eliza Marshall, Joe Danks] who have come together to create some exciting new music. Consisting of flutes; Irish whistles; electric harp; bodhran; guitar; bouzouki and voices, Ranagri fuse celtic folk music with quality contemporary songwriting, enhanced by virtuosic instrumentals,vibrant rhythms and haunting melodies, all interlaced with vivid storytelling. Ranagri had a busy 2015/16 with performances at Cambridge, Gate to Southwell, Wath, Stourbridge and Purbeck Folk Festivals, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Folk on the Quay and combining their love for world music, they have collaborated with top Indian Musicians at The Bhavan Centre, London the largest Indian Music Cultural Centre outside of India - which has hosted the likes of Ravi Shankar and George Harrison. Ranagri released and toured an album 'The Great Irish Songbook' with International singing star Tony Christie, tracing a shared Irish heritage and in August 2016, the band launched their new UK album 'Voices' to critical acclaim. 'Echoes of Pentangle, Jethro Tull and new Celtic folk sounds - cemented by strong contemporary song-writing'. - Carl Corcoran - RTE Lyric FM http://www.ranagri.com/home.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVvXovKwBwI ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ STEVE DAGLEISH Hull-born, London-resident Steve Dagleish can definitely lay claim to Saltburn as his second home, having spent his teen years here. His father and brothers still live in the town and Steve is a frequent visitor, often dropping in to the Folk Club at the Marine. "Utterly lovely, like an angrier Nick Drake" - Bob Fischer BBC Tees Inspired by the craftsmanship of songwriters Neil Young, John Martyn & Nick Drake, Steve performs his original songs interspersed with interpretations of 'trad' and modern songs at folk clubs and festivals across Britain - recent highlights have seen him play to a packed Bush Hall and sell out the renowned Green Note three times. Steve's debut album 'Only Losers Write on Bridges' received extensive UK airplay, including support from 6 Music's Tom Robinson, and saw him record live sessions for Bob Fischer's superb BBC Tees radio show, Bob & Marj Fortune's Folk Show on Zetland FM and many more across the country. Steve spent most of 2016 touring, and writing a second album of original songs. Steve's recent album release 'Yours for Eternity' was shortlisted for Best Album by a Male Artist by the highly respected 'FolkWords' in their 2016 review of the year. The essential 'man with guitar' album will never go out of style, it's just that some do it so much better than others. To hear how it should be done listen to 'Yours for Eternity' from Steve Dagleish. - Tim Carroll - 'FolkWords' https://stevedagleish.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIUPar30bbo

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Tango At Jamboree!

on Sun, 2 Apr 2017 at London Jamboree 5:45pm

A night of tango dance classes and live music featuring Argentine Tango teacher Antonio Riva from TangoConnect with his partner Kat Henderson and ace accordion player Fabio Turchetti. This is a dance class + concert ticket.

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Tango At Jamboree!

on Sun, 2 Apr 2017 at London Jamboree 5:45pm

A night of tango dance classes and live music featuring Argentine Tango teacher Antonio Riva from TangoConnect with his partner Kat Henderson and ace accordion player Fabio Turchetti. This ticket is for the dance class only.

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Tango At Jamboree!

on Sun, 2 Apr 2017 at London Jamboree 7:00pm

A night of tango dance classes and live music featuring Argentine Tango teacher Antonio Riva from TangoConnect with his partner Kat Henderson and ace accordion player Fabio Turchetti. This is a concert-only ticket.

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Rachel Newton

on Mon, 3 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 'Haunting vocals and elegant harp' - The Guardian 'Harp and strings blur the border between worlds' - The Financial Times 'This is the sound of modern Scotland, as surely as draws on folklore and tradition, Newton's singing and harp at the heart of a singular vision.' - The Herald 'Rachel Newton is well equipped to take centre stage in her own right and this second solo album is a beauty...fascinating stuff' fRoots Magazine 'Haunting vocals and elegant harp' - The Guardian 'Harp and strings blur the border between worlds' - The Financial Times 'This is the sound of modern Scotland, as surely as draws on folklore and tradition, Newton's singing and harp at the heart of a singular vision.' - The Herald 'Rachel Newton is well equipped to take centre stage in her own right and this second solo album is a beauty...fascinating stuff' fRoots Magazine

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Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party

on Mon, 3 Apr 2017 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:30pm

A singer who was born knowing how to carry a tune, but with the rarer gift of knowing how to go straight to the heart of a song, Fay Hield is one of folk music's most pre-eminent modern voices Fay Hield voice Sam Sweeney fiddle, voice (The Full English, Bellowhead, Leveret) Rob Harbron concertina, fiddle, voice (The Full English, Leveret) Ben Nicholls bass (The Full English, Seth Lakeman Band) Toby Kearney percussion (Principal Percussion, CBSO) Roger Wilson guitar, fiddle, voice Fay was the brain behind The Full English, an academic archive project sponsored by the English Folk Dance and Song Society. For the first time many of the finest early 20th century folksong collections were brought together and to celebrate this Fay developed a supergroup of folk performers, touring for two years, winning Best Group and Best Album at the 2013 BBC Folk Awards and earning Fay a nomination for Folk Singer of the Year. With The Hurricane Party she breathes new life into tales of love and betrayal, witchcraft, wildlife and playground games. A fresh and original exploration of how we use songs, stories and music to understand what it means to be human combines vision, inspiration and outstanding musicianship. At times sparse and contemplative, at times with a festival stomp, the music is vibrant with plenty of choruses, together with captivating introductions by Fay

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Tom Townsend

on Mon, 3 Apr 2017 at Etton The Processed Pea 7:30pm

Tom Townsend is a talented multi-instrumentalist-recently picking up the Gold Award for Best Local Musician in Scarborough 2015. He has been involved in the music industry for over 20 years having first picked up the guitar with purpose at the age of nine and, with his father's help, learned to play. Soon it was drums that grabbed Tom and he found himself absorbed in all kinds of music from blues to hip-hop, drum & bass to jazz and beyond, One thing is without doubt- Tom is exciting to see or hear in any incarnation!

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10 String Symphony

on Mon, 3 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nashville duo 10 String Symphony began as a partnership of mutual admiration­­ a much needed creative release valve for Rachel Baiman and Christian Sedelmyer, two 5­ string fiddle players and veteran sidemen of Nashville's music scene. Rachel, a former Illinois state fiddle champion in the old time tradition, needed an outlet for the new sort of songs she was writing, while Christian, also a current touring member of the Jerry Douglas Band, was looking to get in touch the impetuous spirit of the rock bands he played in before his arrival in Nashville. With the love of the 5­string fiddle and its musical possibilities as its focal point, the band's mission statement was as clear as it was expansive: Two fiddles. Two Voices. Epic music. This is 10 String Symphony's second tour of the UK, they have been featured on NPR's: All Song's Considered and on Scotland's BBC Radio. American Songwriter Magazine calls them a dynamic musical stew that covers a wide spectrum of acoustic-based roots music, hitting on old-time, folk and bluegrass, all delivered with a dash of rock and roll spunk.

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Lisa O'neill

on Tue, 4 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Irish singer-songwriter, Lisa O'Neill, released an utterly beautiful and honest third album in 2016. After her witty debut 'Has An Album' and the follow-up 'Same Cloth or Not' marked her as a serious artist, 'Pothole in the Sky' is the artistic leap that had to be taken. And she leapt with grace and conviction. Her record showcases her distinct voice and equally sharp word-play, revealing even the darkest corners of her mind. "Career high on magnificent 3rd album.....for those that commit to the experience there's a terrible beauty hovering inside these almost unbearably honest songs." - Hotpress - 9/10 "At a time when sameness threatens to drain the world of charm and surprise, Lisa O'Neill stands tall for difference, as an outlier with a mission to frame the world as she sees it and to perform it accordingly. Her voice is her own. No small achievement." - Irish Times - Album of the Week

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Maddy Prior In Concert With Hannah James And Giles Lewin

on Tue, 4 Apr 2017 at Wingfield Barns 7:00pm

A true legend of British music, Maddy Prior's latest album 3 For Joy is an exploration of the tradition that she loves. Together with musical partners Giles Lewin (Carnival Band) and accordion player Hannah James, Maddy returns to perform the music of England, the British Isles and Eastern Europe. 3 For Joy is an exultant meeting of generations and traditions, but stamped with the strong musical personalities of each member. (Tim Cumming Songline Magazine 4 stars.) On stage 7.30 pm

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Samantha Crain

on Tue, 4 Apr 2017 at London The Lexington 7:30pm

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Yorkston Thorne Khan

on Tue, 4 Apr 2017 at London Saint John on Bethnal Green 7:30pm

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Daoiri Farrell

on Wed, 5 Apr 2017 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

A former electrician, who decided to change profession after seeing Christy Moore perform on TV, traditional singer and bouzouki player Daoirí (pronounced 'Derry') Farrell is being described as one of most important singers to come out of Ireland in recent years. Daoirí cut his teeth as a singer in Dublin's famous Góilin Singers Club, where he was spotted early on by Christy Moore. He found work accompanying Christy and other artists including Dónal Lunny, Dennis Cahill, Danú, Dervish, Julie Fowlis, Arty McGlynn, Lynched and more. In 2013 he won the All Ireland Champion Singer award, and in 2015 won the prestigious Danny Kyle Award at Celtic Connections with the line-up 'FourWinds'. Now in 2016 he is stepping into the limelight, launching a solo live career through Celtic Connections with his new album 'True Born Irishman'.

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Danni Nicholls

on Wed, 5 Apr 2017 at London St Pancras Old Church 7:00pm

Laurel Canyon are proud to present the launch of Danni's new live album 'Danni Nicholls - The Vintage TV recordings' in one of London's most historic and intimate live music venues.This live album is supporting Nordoff Robbins in association with Vintage TV Nominated for 'best album of the year' at the recent AMA UK awards, Danni is one of the UK's finest Americana singer-songwriter's From a young age, Danni Nicholls was soaking up American folk, country and rock n roll music from her Grandmother's record collection in her small home town of Bedford, UK. When she inherited her Uncle Heathcliff's 1963 Burns London Shortscale Jazz guitar (rumoured to have belonged to Billy Fury!) aged 16, all those influences came pouring back out in the form of her own original material and has been flowing ever since. Danni met bassist/producer Chris Donohue (The Civil Wars, Elvis Costello, Robert Plant) in London in 2011 through a mutual friend whilst Chris was in the UK playing bass with Emmylou Harris as one of her Red Dirt Boys. The pair have now made two critically acclaimed albums together with some of Nashville's finest musicians featuring on the tracks. Debut 'A Little Redemption' was released July 2013 on Transmission Recordings and new album Mockingbird Lane was self-released in October 2015. Credits on the albums include the legendary Al Perkins on Dobro (Bob Dylan, Gram Parsons, The Rolling Stones) Steve Fishell on Pedal Steel (Willie Nelson, Linda Ronstadt) and Will Kimbrough (Jimmy Buffett, John Prine) "My time in Music City working with these great, great musicians was a hugely inspirational and surreal experience. It forced me to raise my game and push my boundaries. I've come away with two albums which I'm immensely proud of" Armed with her trusty, 'weathered and worn' Tanglewood guitar, Danni has been touring relentlessly far and wide, honing her craft and wooing audiences. A vibrant, spell-binding performer, she has been invited to support many artists such as Todd Snider, Jolie Holland, Kim Richey, Jim Lauderdale, Angus and Julia Stone, Bobby Bare Jr, Otis Gibbs, Mark Olsen, Nell Bryden, Tift Merrit and Diana Jones. With performances guaranteed to melt your heart into the soles of your cowboy boots, her passionate delivery, captivating velvet voice and charmingly engaging between-song banter compel you to fall under her spell. http://danninicholls.com https://youtu.be/looQrljXdm4 Smoky soul, folk-pop and heart-wrenching alt-country, all in a rich voice - (Q Magazine) Sumptuous...a warm wry line in confessional songwriting - (UNCUT) One in a million... (Maverick Music Magazine) Just Terrific - (Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2) It's hard to categorize London based Dubliner Rob Corcoran's music by genre. He sings and he writes songs but he's not the typical singer-songwriter. He is clearly influenced by vintage American and Irish folk but he's in no way a folk singer in the traditional sense. He cites his father's old vinyl collection which included the likes of Bob Dylan, Makem and Clancy and Simon and Garfunkel as the early gateway to a life long fascination with songs, and his later obsession with the lyrics of people like Townes Van Zandt and Leonard Cohen as providing him with the tools to explore the inner, often shadowy core of things. Those influences are in there, there's no doubt, some more obviously than others, but Rob's music is something very distinctive. The voice is his own. The turn of phrase is very much his own. Here are songs, well-crafted and instantly engaging, notable for lyrics that are direct, honest, conversational and at times dark, made to soar by Rob's soulful and distinctive vocals and the added musical finesse of multi-instrumentalist collaborators Lyle Zimmerman (mandolin, bouzouki and uke-bass) and Barbara Bartz (violin and accordion) and featuring some guest vocals by Danni Nicholls. "There's some serious business in these songs. A lot of sleepless nights, tinkering and revisiting went into them, haunted by the fear that one throwaway or less-than-earnest line could diminish the integrity of everything. They mean a lot to me. The pay-off is the thrill of later finding out that people enjoy them and relate to them." The Heart, Head and The Long Since Dead is Rob's debut E.P and is available to download now on itunes, amazon and all the usual download stores. Rob can be found entertaining audiences around London and often beyond. Keep an eye on robcorcoranmusic.com for updates. http://www.robcorcoranmusic.com

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Samantha Whates + Adam Beattie

on Wed, 5 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- NEW ROOTS PRESENTS.... Samantha Whates / Adam Beattie (double bill) SAMANTHA WHATES' beautifully crafted, poetic songs retain a strong affinity with her Scottish roots, cultivating a sound that is thoroughly contemporary, rooted in tradition, yet uniquely her own. Recent performances include Kings Place in May and the Purcell Rooms in the Royal Festival Hall. She recently released her debut Dark Nights Make For Brighter Days which has been enjoying both critical acclaim and radio play (BBC 6 Music, KCRW, Resonance FM). "Her songs made my evening, a rare treat" - James Yorkston "Just gorgeous" - Tom Robinson BBC 6Music "Understated, otherworldy...absorbing. The ghosts of Joni Mitchell, Vashti Bunyan and Suzanne Vega whisper their presence." FATEA Magazine WATCH SAMANTHA WHATES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkaWpHTMq1M WEBSITE: http://www.samanthawhates.com/ Scottish singer songwriter ADAM BEATTIE released his fourth studio album 'The Road Not Taken' with a sell-out show at Hoxton Hall in London and a UK-wide tour. The album's minor ballads and moody blues with a dark twist draw upon the broad influences of Celtic folk, American blues, country and early jazz balladry. Beattie's beautiful melodies combine with thoughtful lyrics to tackle themes of life, love, death and hope. He was recently invited by Mark Rylance to perform at his Stop The War charity fundraiser, to an intimate audience that included Rylance, Brian Eno and Jeremy Corbyn, and was part of the 'Band of Burns' ensemble alongside John Langan and Riognach Connolly (The Breath), a hugely successful Burns night celebration at Union Chapel earlier this year. 'Incredibly Beautiful' - Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC 'A great ear for melody and a natural talent for lyric writing' - Bruce MacGregor, BBC RADIO SCOTLAND 'Carefully crafted, gently affecting songwriting with a dark twist' - Roddy Hart, BBC RADIO SCOTLAND WATCH ADAM BEATTIE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f19tYhd9gTI Website: http://www.adambeattie.com/ New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk scene. It's committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves- for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible.

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Ben River & Musicians / Karen Pfeiffer & Paul Walker

on Wed, 5 Apr 2017 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Faustus

on Thu, 6 Apr 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

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.

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Emily Mae Winters + Marina Florance

on Thu, 6 Apr 2017 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar

on Thu, 6 Apr 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Debra Cowan

on Thu, 6 Apr 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

This excellent New England singer blends Celtic and Appalachian influences on a wide repertoire of traditional and contemporary folk songs, some acapella, others with guitar. Debra always impresses with her vocal clarity, warmth and agility, and her respect for the words and melodies she offers, alongside a friendly and relaxed stage presence.

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Debra Cowan

on Thu, 6 Apr 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

This excellent New England singer blends Celtic and Appalachian influences on a wide repertoire of traditional and contemporary folk songs, some acapella, others with guitar. Debra always impresses with her vocal clarity, warmth and agility, and her respect for the words and melodies she offers, alongside a friendly and relaxed stage presence.

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Woody Pines

on Thu, 6 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Nashville-based roots music hotshots Woody Pines have wowed the crowds on both sides of the Atlantic and last time they toured over here, reviewers unanimously declared them to be one of the most entertaining acts on the Americana circuit. These Muddy Roots Records stars have won fans around the world, Maverick magazine praising their last release as an intoxicating blend of rural and urban stringband, country blues and jug band music. BBC Radio 2 presenter Bob Harris is a fan and regularly features tracks on his show. He invited the band to appear on the stage he hosted at the big C2C event at the 02 arena in London. The trio was one of the headline acts flown over to Scotland to take part in Glasgow's Celtic Connections mid-winter bash two years ago, included for their fiery moonshine spirit that sparkles with feelgood freshness. What the Press have been saying: Go and see them, you won't regret it! American Roots UK Something for everyone and huge fun fRoots magazine "When showtime comes you just know these guys will rip it up!" - Acoustic magazine

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Maddison's Thread

on Thu, 6 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Maddison's Thread create an earthy, acoustic driven soundscape that perfectly complements the realism of Lee Maddison's conscientiously crafted songs. These are strongly melodic and unashamedly accessible, ranging from personal idylls of a world to strive for, to reflections on the materialism and inequalities which pervade modern life. It is an eclectic range of material, rooted in folk whilst embracing elements of blues, rock and country. Lee is an outstanding singer, songwriter and guitarist from Hartlepool in the North East of England who possesses a knack for writing clever, intelligent lyrics that communicate to diverse generations. He is joined by the sublimely colourful bassist, Nige Spaven and internationally acclaimed fiddle virtuoso, Stewart Hardy, whose lyrical and expressive fiddle lines weave a kind of magic, enhancing the vocal throughout. "Well-written music with thematic substance is a scarce commodity in the modern entertainment era, and Maddison's Thread is refreshingly original in that regard." (Justin Carlton, Phantom Tollbooth USA) "It's staggering to consider this is Maddison's first recording; it stands head and shoulders above the norm. (Ian Cripps, FATEA Records) "Maddison has a quite outstanding vocal and one that is instantly recognisable." (Martin Hutchinson, Progradar, Live Review) "The performance was excellent and the packed Big Top audience was very keen for more at the end. Voted 'the find of the festival' by many. Book them before they realise how good they are!" John Watterson, Festival Programmer, Beverley Folk Festival Lee released his debut album, the self titled Maddison's Thread in 2015, "... an incredibly polished debut (Ian Cripps, FATEA Records), and his second album, Sixty Minutes An Hour launches in January 2017; an utter musical triumph and should be one of the highlights of 2017 for any lover of great music, I cannot praise it enough. (Martin Hutchinson, ProgRadar)

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New Roots Presents Will Pound & Eddy Jay

on Thu, 6 Apr 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Thurs 6th April The Harrison, Kings Cross, WC1H 8JF Two sets, 8.30 pm - 9.10 pm / 9.30 pm - 10.10 pm Doors open 7.30 pm, Tickets £10.00 Nearest tube Kings Cross, 7 minutes walk. The dynamic and exhilarating duo of Will Pound and Eddy Jay leave audiences breathless. Together Will Pound and Eddy Jay create a sound and show like no other. The pair read each other instinctively, forging a path to new folk sounds with harmonica and accordion together as one instrument. Will Pound is one of the finest harmonica players of his generation whose innovative style pushes the boundaries of his instrument and the folk genre. Three-time nominee for BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician Of The Year, he has held the accolades of FATEA Instrumentalist of the Year (2013, 2014) and Spiral Earth Magazine Musician Of The Year (2015) Will has performed with musicians as diverse as Martin Simpson, Concerto Caledonia, Michelle Burke and Guy Chambers and is famous for his inventive arrangements and outstanding solos in duos Haddo, Walsh and Pound and four-piece The Will Pound Band. Eddy Jay is a real master of the accordion with the ability to turn it into an orchestra at his fingertips. He was a key player in the arrangement of the hit stage musical version of Noel Coward's Brief Encounter' (Kneehigh theatre) which toured US theatres including Studio 56 on Broadway (NY) He has performed with Cathal Coughlan and Tina May, devised his own version of Prokofiev's classic 'Peter and the Wolf' and Edith Piaf show which have toured the UK and beyond. 'A musical exaltation' - Lopa Kothari, BBC Radio 3/World On 3 'A dynamic set of ear-expanding tunes' - The Independent 'Staggeringly brilliant' - Folk Radio co.uk 'Amazing, wonderful music! Two lads on fire' - Mike Harding 'We live in an age where there is so much new music constantly at our fingertips it makes it hard for anything to seem really unique, innovative or surprising. But the exhilarating sound of Will Pound's harmonica teaming with Eddy Jay's masterful accordion playing is just that' - NARC Magazine 'Feverishly wonderful - absolutely stunning stuff. Will is a genius of global proportions' - Phil Brown, BBC Lancashire 'Wow - that sounds phenomenal doesn't it? Will is one of the most outstanding instrumentalists in the country today and he's teamed up with an inspiring accordionist - Bruce Macgregor, BBC Scotland 'Tremendous stuff - sparks are certainly flying here! - Frank Hennessy, BBC Wales 'Technically amazing, skilfully astounding, Ignite is the most startlingly original album. You're going to love it- no discussion, no debate! - Folkwords Watch Will Pound & Eddy Jay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIok0hqiNpw Website: http://www.poundandjay.co.uk/

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Jim Payne & Wren Music

on Thu, 6 Apr 2017 at Exeter Cygnet Theatre 7:30pm

Jim Payne & Wren Music This event is part of 'Shore to Shore Revisited' a lecture, recital and concert tour given by Newfoudland's Jim Payne and Devon's Paul Wilson and Marilyn Tucker of Wren Music. JIM PAYNE is a renowned Newfoundland folk singer who is best known for performing Newfoundland's traditional sea shanties. He was born in Notre Dame Bay in Newfoundland and plays many instruments, including the guitar, violin, accordion and mandolin. Besides being a singer, he is a storyteller, actor and writer. He also teachesNewfoundland square and step dances. He has been inducted to the Arts Newfoundland Hall of Honour. WREN MUSIC runs choirs, orchestras and youth groups throughout Devon and provides opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to make music, including those with special educational needs and disabled adults and children. In 2016, Paul and Marilyn received the prestigious Gold Badge from the English Folk Dance and Song Society for their work in general, and for their contribution as performers and song collectors, notably their work with the Baring-Gould collection. Paul is chairman of the Devonshire Association's Music Section. *** Please Note - Perfomance starts at 7.30pm ***

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Feast Of Fiddles

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

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

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Saffron Summerfield

on Fri, 7 Apr 2017 at Stony Stratford The Cock Hotel (Marquee Suite) 7:30pm

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Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders

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

Andy Fairweather Low's pedigree is the stuff rock dreams are made of. He first came to prominence at the vanguard of the new youthful expression of music as the lead singer in Amen Corner. The 60s saw them clock up hit after pop hit. Songs such as 'Bend Me Shape Me', 'Hello Suzy', '( If Paradise is ) Half As Nice' are internationally remembered to this day. But if you were paying close attention you might have picked up a clue in the magnificent 'Gin House' to Andy's future musical collaborations. Since the early days Andy has gone on to work with Eric Clapton (he has been a member of EC's band for over 20 years!), George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, David Crosby, The Band, Elton John, Roger Waters, Richard and Linda Thompson, Dave Gilmour, The Who, BB King, Joe Cocker, Steve Winwood, Donald 'Duck' Dunn, Jimmy Page, Ronnie Lane, Linda Ronstadt, Roddy Frame, Emmylou Harris, Joe Satriani, the Bee Gees, Jeff Beck, The Impressions, Lonnie Donegan, Ringo Starr, Steve Gadd, David Sanborn, Benmont Tench, Warren Zevon, Charlie Watts, Mary J. Blige, Dave Edmunds, Georgie Fame, Bonnie Raitt, Otis Rush, Phil Collins, Van Morrison, Gerry Rafferty, Chris Rea, Buddy Guy, Chris Barber, Jackson Browne, Bill Wyman, Sheryl Crow, Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown, Pete Townshend... and hundreds more. Having had solo hits in the 70s, his first album in 24 years, 'Sweet Soulful Music', was released late in 2007 followed by The Very Best Of Andy Fairweather Low which was released in the UK in June 2008 with a live DVD following hot on its heels. A world tour as musical director with Roger Waters' band then a European tour with Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings might be difficult to top for most people - but not for Andy Fairweather Low who just segued smoothly into a major solo tour with some of the world's finest musicians in his band. 2013 saw Andy & the band opening the shows on Eric Clapton's European tour, headline The Americana Festival and complete their first tour in Japan with 8 shows in Tokyo. Their UK Autumn 2013 tour in support of the 'Zone O Tone' CD was so well received that further early Spring dates in 2014 were added in the UK and Germany and 2014 started with the band on Bob Harris' rock show playing in session and, when they came back from Germany before picking up their UK tour leg, they appeared for two nights as guests in an all-star cast celebrating Albert Lee's 70th birthday at The Cadogan Hall, London where they were also enlisted as the house band for a number of household names. Andy and bassist Dave Bronze then picked up touring again as members of Eric Clapton's band and for good measure Andy took part, playing guitar, in a special all-star re-recording for Radio 2 of Rock Around The Clock for a series celebrating the Birth Of Rock & Roll which was broadcast in May this year. Andy Fairweather Low Guitar & Vocals, Dave Bronze Bass & Vocals, Paul Beavis Drums, Nick Pentelow Sax & Clarinet.

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Megson

on Fri, 7 Apr 2017 at Hebden Bridge Wadsworth Community Centre 6:45am

See Megson at the intimate Wadsworth Community Centre venue in hilltop village of Old Town, Near Hebden Bridge. Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards Megson draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music. The husband & wife duo bring an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars. Comprising Debs Hanna (Vocals, Whistle, Piano Accordion) and Stu Hanna (Guitar, Mandola, Banjo) Megson have gained fame on the British folk scene, not only for their arresting & intelligent songwriting, but for their exquisite musicianship and northern humour. As fRoots Magazine puts it 'if you don't like the music here then you have a problem.' Summer 2016 saw the release of their much anticipated new studio album GOOD TIMES WILL COME AGAIN gaining them much critical acclaim. "One of the most original political folk sets of the year. Ewan MacColl would have been impressed." said The Guardian. "Relevant, thought-provoking songs that would make Woody Guthrie proud" said Acoustic Magazine. While folk broadcasting legend Mike Harding described it as "One of the top albums of 2016.". We are proud to be able to bring Megson to Calderdale on Friday 7th April 2017. Doors 6.45 Show at 8.00

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Gitta De Ridder

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

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

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10 String Symphony (nashville)

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

https://youtu.be/L3paZqnNuw0 MrWishyWashy presents Launderette Sessions http://www.oldcinemalaunderette.uk/retro-gig-venue https://www.facebook.com/LaunderetteSessions/ https://mobile.twitter.com/LaunderetteSess https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g190832-d6612072-Reviews-Old_Cinema_Launderette-Durham_County_Durham_England.html https://www.instagram.com/launderette_sessions/ Old Cinema Launderette is a mix of standing and seating. If you wish to be seated it is best to arrive early. Doors open at 7pm. If you have any special needs please advise us by email to mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com and we will do our very best to accommodate these. The launderette is wheelchair friendly as is our beautiful toilet. All timings are approximate but generally:- Support 19.50 Headline 20.30 Old Cinema Launderette is a licenced venue and also serves OCC Coffee and Yorkshire Tea. We have a selection of fruit Teas and posh soft drinks. About 10 String Symphony They do things with fiddles you wouldn't expect NPR All Songs Considered The Newest and Most Promising Voices in Americana a dynamic musical stew that covers a wide spectrum of acoustic-based roots music, hitting on old-time, folk and bluegrass, all delivered with a dash of rock and roll spunk. American Songwriter Magazine When each song ended, the two pressed tight into their microhphones, savoring the last strains of the harmony and even the bartenders seemed to be leaning forward breathlessly, awaiting someone to clap first. Their self titled recording aptly demonstrates the power of a spare, tightly-connected acoustic performance that is given room to evolve for bluegrass fans, the lightning fast harmonic runs on dueling fiddle is worth the price of admission alone. But it's the off-road experiments, especially from Christian's biting bow strokes that will make future audiences take note. The Bluegrass Situation Stirring together Old-Time flavors with the broader range of influences brought by an omnivorous musical appetite The Nashville Scene Really, really beautiful. Ricky Ross, BBC Scotland An unassumingly intriguing recordsomething out of the ordinary Steve Hunt, fRoots Magazine (UK) BIO Nashville duo 10 String Symphony began as a partnership of mutual admiration­­ a much needed creative release valve for Rachel Baiman and Christian Sedelmyer, two 5­string fiddle players and veteran sidemen of Nashville's music scene. Rachel, a former Illinois state fiddle champion in the old time tradition, needed an outlet for the new sort of songs she was writing, while Christian, originally a classically trained violinist, now a current touring member of the Jerry Douglas Band, was looking to get in touch the impetuous spirit of the rock bands he played in before his arrival in Nashville. With the love of the 5­string fiddle and its musical possibilities as its focal point, the band's mission statement was as clear as it was expansive: Two fiddles. Two Voices. Epic music. And yet, Weight of the world, the band's latest batch of recordings to be released on Oct. 23rd, is not at all the record one might expect from a duo of seasoned Nashville fiddlers. This is not a record of showboating­­ no mere polished showcasing of technical virtuosity. Rather, at its core, Weight of the world is raw and intimate­­ a nuanced and patient record with designs to move rather than merely impress its listeners. Rachel and Christian's musical prowess and chemistry is certainly on display for those in the know, but listening deeply reveals that these flourishes are always in service of reaching the listener emotionally­­ the spiritual earnestness of song­craft which keeps us perennially returning to the roots of American music. ALL THINGS MUSIC has described the band's' sound as a new take on old ideas, a concept and tension that the duo continues to explore throughout Weight of the World. This is showcased on songs like Someone to be Good For, where a timeless fiddle melody is underscored by Rachel's acutely personal and timely take on the search for romantic fulfillment in the midst of brokenness. Or in the searching harmonies and exploratory fiddle runs of a song like I'm Not Lonesome­­ While the title may hearken back to the tradition, Christian's haunting melodies and searching cadences bespeak of an artist that has spent as much time with Wagner and Pet Sounds era Beach Boys as he has with the Seeger brothers. And perhaps this is what makes Weight of the World such a brave record: Its the soundtrack of a process­­ a picture of a band striving to maintain the purity of purpose of the American old­time tradition, while simultaneously stretching its limitations with unique arrangements, unflinchingly personal lyrics, and a bravely progressive melodic palette. Weight of the World is a snapshot of an impetuous band in mid­stride­­ old­souls who are passionately determined to speak to our contemporary moment. From the sounds of it, this is just the beginning. James Wilson (Sons of BIll)

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Chainska Brassika

on Fri, 7 Apr 2017 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

This mischievous rabble from Lewisham have been causing mischief since school, spreading their contagious, horn-driven ska anthems across the UK, mainland Europe and beyond. Over the last year the band has reached new heights by winning the 'World Reggae Contest', supporting Madness on their 'Grandslam' UK stadium tour and playing at a host of festivals, including Glastonbury, Boomtown, Outlook, Ostroda Reggae, Notting Hill Carnival, Secret Garden Party and Shambala.

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Daoiri Farrell In Concert

on Fri, 7 Apr 2017 at Doncaster Catholic Club 7:30pm

7th April www.daoiri.com Although the only singer/musician in his immediate family, Daoirí (pronounced 'Derry') was introduced to the music at a very early age by his parents who shared a keen interest in artists such as Christy Moore, Andy Irvine, Frank Harte, Planxty and The Bothy Band and more.  Daoirí took up music himself at the relatively late age of 16 and only started to perform at 23, but he has come a long way since then and the early release of his accomplished debut album 'The First Turn', which he recorded in 2009 while studying music on the Ceoiltoir Higher National Diploma in Irish Traditional Music Performance course, in Ballyfermot College of Further Education (BCFE), Dublin. 'The First Turn, could well prove to be a winner for Daoirí Farrell' Irish Music Magazine Following the release of 'The First Turn', Daoirí took an extended break from recording to pursue a degree in Applied Music at Dundalk's Institute of Technology, followed by an MA in Music Performance at the World Academy of Music in the University of Limerick. Since Daoirí's return to the stage, he has regularly performed in the many singing circles and folk clubs around Ireland, from Dublin's famous Góilin singers club to the All-Ireland Fleadh to name but a few.  He has performed alongside some of the biggest names in Irish and international folk music including Christy Moore, Dónal Lunny, Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill, Alan Doherty, Danú, Dervish, Julie Fowlis, The Young'uns, Paddy Keenan Trio, Matt Molloy, Arty McGlynn, The John Carty Big Band, The East Pointers, Kíla, Sean Keane, Gerry O'Connor (Banjo), Gerry O'Connor (Fiddle), Alan Burke, Lynched and more.

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Tantz

on Fri, 7 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PREPARE TO DANCE TILL IT NEARLY DOES YOU IN' (Alan Raw - BBC Radio Leeds) Tantz deliver a failsafe fusion of virtuoso instrumentalism, smart-alec arrangements and all manner of pulse-grabbing grooves that turn on asixpence and keep you on your toes. It takes a special kind of talent to take an old school musical idea and turn it into the Next Big Thing but that's what they did. After a year packed with storming shows, including festivals like Bestival and Secret Garden party, it seemed inevitable when they were picked to headline the Brit Awards After Party, 2014. With a headline slot at Klezmer in the Park, countless festival appearances and a string of gigs to promote the upcoming album, the coming year is set to be even more exciting for Tantz. WWW.TANTZ.CO.UK

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The Muffin Men With Denny Walley, Ex Zappa &beefheart

on Fri, 7 Apr 2017 at Greenfield Friezland Church Hall 7:00pm

Back in Saddleworth, The Muffin Men, Play There take on Frank Zappa, And Captain Beefheart Tunes. With Denny Walley Guitarist, with both bands, at some time. The Fun Never stops...

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Sam Carter

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

Since being named Best Newcomer at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Sam Carter has been stirring audiences from Camden to Canada, via an attention grabbing appearance on Later with Jools Holland and a dreams-really-do-come-true performance in a specially assembled band to back Richard Thompson at Shrewsbury Folk Festival. Described as 'the finest English-style finger-picking guitarist of his generation' by Bellowhead's Jon Boden,​ Sam has toured the world, equally happy to perform intimate solo shows on acoustic guitar, on electric with a full band, or to collaborate with other artists. Recent collaborations have included a trip to Pakistan to work with revered South Asian classical musicians Sajid Hussain and Haroon Samuel; an appearance on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show playing songs co-written with Zimbabwean musician and former refugee Lucky Moyo; and closer to home as part of the all-star tribute tour The Lady: A Homage To Sandy Denny. In 2014 Sam teamed with Jim Moray to form False Lights, a band with the stated aim of updating the template of folk rock and making a joyful racket. Their 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominated album Salvor, released the following year, was praised from all corners proving that people really were ready for traditional English songs played in a style that owed as much to Radiohead as it did to Fairport Convention. Sam's third solo album, How The City Sings, captures this fervently admired singer, songwriter and guitarist at his most passionate and moving. Recorded live to tape in the studio, the album features twelve songs that are at times affectingly intimate and at others brimming with righteous rage. As the album formed, Sam began to notice these songs were shot through with images and aspects of London. After ten years living in the capital it had become not only the backdrop but a central player in the parts of his life these lyrics detail. Unconsciously, How The City Sings became a way of processing where he was, in every sense. What's important to me about the record is that my experiences and what I sing about have become inseparable. I'm writing about my own life but also trying to give voice to the lives of others. How the City Sings is the most personal album of Sam Carter's career, and when songs are this heartfelt and true they connect with us all. Sam is undoubtedly an English acoustic virtuoso but the virtuosity of his guitar playing does not obscure the careful narratives of his songs. There's a thread of bittersweet romanticism and cold realism that's occasionally reminiscent of John Martyn and, like Martyn, his guitar parts may be complex and musically intricate but they serve the songs. Fans of acoustic music rejoice, the UK's proud tradition of folk singer-songwriters is in safe hands.

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Whiskey In The Jar Live In Crich

on Fri, 7 Apr 2017 at Crich St Mary's Church 7:30am

Fundraising evening for St Mary's Church

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Whiskey In The Jar Live In Crich

on Fri, 7 Apr 2017 at Crich St Mary's Church 7:30am

Fundraising evening for St Mary's Church

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Rocky Road Blues Presents Deadbeatz, Dj Lance Vegas + More

on Fri, 7 Apr 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of Blues, Rockabilly, Bop, Pscychobilly and Rock'n'Roll at Jamboree... An orchestra of two featuring drums, harmonica, double bass and vocals, DeadBeatz deliver blues at its best. Pure, raw, and hard-hittin'! From Sonny Terry/ Brownie McGhee classics like Ride & Roll & Papa Lightfoots´ Mean Old Train to Mickey Lee Lane´s Senior Class, you´ll get a whole lot of danceable harmonica beats that will leave you DEAD BEAT tired. Drummer David Karlinger concentrates on his harmonica chops and works the drums with his feet. Bernie Miller slaps that double bass and is the man on the microphone as well. Promoter of Rattle'n'Roll, probably Zurich's biggest and most popular Rockabilly events, DJ Lance Vegas plays Rockabilly, Rhythm & Blues, Blues Bop to Hop, 60's-Garage-Trash-Rock'n'Roll and Psychobilly. He's knocked out sets at international Rockabilly Weekenders such as Viva Las Vegas, Kustom Weekend and Hangar Rockin'.

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Keith Kendrick & Sylvia Needham

on Fri, 7 Apr 2017 at Guildford Institute 7:30pm

Keith and Sylvia sing mainly English traditional and traditionally influenced contemporary songs and work extensively all over the UK, Europe and beyond. Both have a very wide ranging repertoire, strong voices and uncannily compatible and complimentary styles of delivery, affording an exciting enhancement in duo and between them produce a striking acapella harmony sound. With a formidable history of performing experience behind them, their recorded work is matched only by their live gigs which are always a vocal and musical revelation as well as a hoot! They also frequently accompany themselves and play lively dance tunes on three different systems of the only English invented musical instrument the Concertina. And when they're not doing that you'll probably find them playing lively and stirring music for the Winster Morris Dancers.

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Keith Kendrick & Sylvia Needham

on Fri, 7 Apr 2017 at Guildford Institute 7:30pm

Keith and Sylvia sing mainly English traditional and traditionally influenced contemporary songs and work extensively all over the UK, Europe and beyond. Both have a very wide ranging repertoire, strong voices and uncannily compatible and complimentary styles of delivery, affording an exciting enhancement in duo and between them produce a striking acapella harmony sound. With a formidable history of performing experience behind them, their recorded work is matched only by their live gigs which are always a vocal and musical revelation as well as a hoot! They also frequently accompany themselves and play lively dance tunes on three different systems of the only English invented musical instrument the Concertina. And when they're not doing that you'll probably find them playing lively and stirring music for the Winster Morris Dancers.

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Sam Lewis

on Sat, 8 Apr 2017 at Broseley Birchmeadow Centre 7:30pm

With his compelling songs, stirring melodies, and preternaturally soulful voice, Sam Lewis has quickly established himself as one of Nashville's most talented new tunesmiths. Enquiries 07890057832

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Sam Lewis

on Sat, 8 Apr 2017 at Broseley Birchmeadow Centre 7:30pm

With his compelling songs, stirring melodies, and preternaturally soulful voice, Sam Lewis has quickly established himself as one of Nashville's most talented new tunesmiths. Enquiries 07890057832

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Faustus

on Sat, 8 Apr 2017 at Sutton Benger Village Hall 7:30pm

FAUSTUS has so much talent it's hard to know where to start! 'One of Britain's outstanding folk bands.' **** The Guardian 'The concept? To rescue contemporary folk from the curse of feyness Fans of Led Zep III should take a thoughtful interest.' **** Independent on Sunday Faustus are three of the leading lights of their generation: Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Bellowhead), Saul Rose (Waterson:Carthy, Whapweazel) 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. The pioneering, 'bloke folk' triumvirate release their third album 'DEATH AND OTHER ANIMALS' October 2016. Here they tackle, head-on, subjects from the Dance of Death to the plight of the common man, sand-swallowed ships to mythical black dogs. FAUSTUS came together in 2006 as an evolution of the award winning band Dr. Faustus. Rooted deeply in the English tradition, in 2007 they received a 75th Anniversary Award from the English Folk Dance and Song Society. 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. Touring saw them headlining at festivals, as well as playing sell-out concerts at arts centres and clubs. After a two year break they returned in 2011 and released the fabulous 'Broken Down Gentlemen' (Navigator Records) in spring 2013. Sutton Benger Village Hall is an intimate venue with great acoustics. You'll get a warm welcome and good ale!

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Steve Ignorant Slice Of Life

on Sat, 8 Apr 2017 at Brighton Hope & Ruin 7:30am

Years ago I read a book called Brighton Rock, for days the atmosphere of that story stayed with me and I've always wanted to create an album that would have that same effect on people. Steve Ignorant Slice Of Life are: Steve Ignorant vocals Carol Hodge piano & BVs Pete Wilson guitar & BVs Pete Rawlinson bass Having cut his punk teeth in Crass, Steve Ignorant's latest project Slice Of Life allows for the more contemplative side of his song-writing to reveal itself. Like musical depictions of a British kitchen-sink drama, the songs on the debut album Love and a Lamp-post (Overground Records, 2014) provide vivid vignettes of the everyday. Both personal and universal, Slice of Life present ruminations from the bar stool honed on the late-night walk home. Musically, the band is built on an acoustic arrangement of piano, guitar and bass. Having shed the punk noise that defined Crass, Slice of Life retain the emotional impact and compassion that has long distinguished Steve's work. Currently, Slice of Life are writing new songs and touring extensively all over the UK and Europe. They have recently supported kindred-spirits Sleaford Mods to capacity crowds at venues such as London's Forum and performed at the Rebellion, Wickerman and Something Else A Bit North festivals. In so doing, the band have won over many new fans and rekindled the interest of many an older punk rocker. Steve Ignorant is a singersongwriter and co-founded the anarcho-punk band Crass with Penny Rimbaud in 1977. After Crass, he sang with Conflict, Schwartzenegger and Stratford Mercenaries. In 2007 he performed Crass' entire Feeding of the 5000 album live at the Shepherds Bush Empire and throughout 2010-2011 presented The Last Supper, touring/celebrating the songs of Crass around the globe, ending with a farewell gig at Shepherds Bush Empire in November 2011. In 2013 Steve and Paranoid Visions decided to record an album. The result 'When ?', a hybrid of styles, all with a nod to early 80s anarcho-punk. They now perform live on special occasions. Carol Hodge provided the female vocals in Steve's Last Supper band from January 2011. Previous projects Wrecks and Bad Taste Barbies. Carol also plays piano and sings solo as Carol Hodge (FKA Crystal Grenade). Pete Wilson joined The Last Supper band when he took over on bass in 2011. He has played guitar and bass in several bands, including Wrecks, Andy T and Lies, All Lies. Peter Rawlinson currently plays solo as Little Hero and plays guitar in garage/psych band Three Dimensional Tanx who released their 3rd album last year. Before Slice of Life he played with Pete Wilson in Lies, All Lies. Crass has a huge legacy and their importance can't be overstated, but Steve was always just an ordinary, if intelligent, punk who happened to become the singer. He didn't ask to be cast as some sort of 'Voice of a Generation'. This album is his chance to move on and he has succeeded in making an interesting album full of honesty and gritty charm. - Louder Than War Talking of Crass, Steve Ignorant is here with his Slice of Life acoustic band. He may be 57 but the righteous anger still burns within Ignorant. Between songs, Ignorant is an engaging raconteur, with tales from his childhood, through Crass up to today and the Sea Palling volunteer lifeboat crew. Behind Ignorant, Carol Hodge, Pete Wilson and Pete Rawlinson play music from the great Love And A Lamppost album and beyond. This may be gentler on the ear than Crass, Schwartzeneggar, Paranoid Visions or pretty much anything else Ignorant has done but it is no less intense or cathartic. (1010) - Outline Online Folk-flecked, contemplative and primarily acoustic in design, their debut, Love And A Lamp-post, is a radical stylistic about-turn. Long-term fans expecting hobnailed punk anthems and Ignorant's trademark rancid bark will instead be challenged by accessibly melodic, piano-framed outings. - Record Collector

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Winter Wilson

on Sat, 8 Apr 2017 at Accrington Peel Park Hotel 7:30pm

Having honed their craft during many years as semi-professional musicians, Winter Wilson went full time in 2012 and haven't looked back since. They have a fine repertoire of self-penned songs, telling stories of everyday life which often reflect the bigger picture of this life we lead. Winter Wilson have recorded 8 albums to date, all well received by critics and fans alike. But it's in live performance that Winter Wilson really excel, bringing a sense of intimacy to every stage, welcoming audiences into their world, mixing songs with stories of life on the road. "This isn't a performance - it' s a domestic!".

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Bob Drury Presents..viva Neil Diamond

on Sat, 8 Apr 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

To celebrate the icon's 50 year recording career the UK's very own 'voice of Neil' Bob Drury ('The Neil Diamond Story') takes to the road with 'Viva Neil Diamond', a brand new one-man stage show simply bursting with Neil Diamond gems! Enjoy once more all the hits including Sweet Caroline, Forever In Blue Jeans, Love on the Rocks, America, Hello Again, Play Me, Beautiful Noise, Song Sung Blue, I'm A Believer, Red Red Wine, and many, many more. As well as his extensive UK tours Bob Drury has performed Neil Diamond's songs throughout the world including, in 2015, for the American Neil Diamond Fan Club in Nashville, Tennessee and then in Las Vegas in 2016. Following the success of his shows in the US, Bob is featured in the movie 'Diamond Mountain' due for release shortly. This show is an absolute 'must see' for any Neil Diamond fans! If I didn't know better I'd have said that was Neil Diamond singing Pat Marsh, BBC Without doubt, the best Neil Diamond tribute in the UK. The vocal accuracy is astonishing! Chris Neilson (Artistic Director) First & Foremost Entertainment Ltd Superb, professional artist. You close your eyes and it could be the man himself. James Tillet, Artistic Director, Astor Theatre, Deal Bob Drury's talent and love of the songs captured his audience treating them to many encores and still leaving them wanting more! Trudi Kingham, Artistic Director, Granville Theatre, Ramsgate .oozing class Nolan Dean, Cruise Director, M/V Island Star "Neil Diamond fans will be delighted with the sound-alike quality and the nifty guitar work" UK Cabaret Magazine www.vivaneildiamond.com

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The Muffin Men With Denny Walley

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

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M G Boulter

on Sat, 8 Apr 2017 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

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Flats And Sharps

on Sat, 8 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Hailing from Cornwall, in the South West of England, Flats and Sharps blur the lines between Bluegrass, Folk, Country & Pop, gaining recognition for performing their own highly original songs as well as their renditions of Bluegrass classics. These five incredible young musicians honed their skills in 350 live performances over nearly five years charming and wowing audiences along the way. In 2016 they released their 'King of My Mind' album to great critical acclaim (see quotes below) and had 2 songs from their Hyde Park Proms show of 2015 on Radio 2's Bob Harris Country. Live highlights for the year include Cambridge Folk Festival and many other festivals in the UK and Europe as well as appearances on Sofar Sounds, Balcony TV and a showcase at The SummerTyne Americana Festival at The Sage Gateshead. To cap it all off banjo player Kirk Bowman has been nominated for UK Instrumentalist of the Year by members of The Americana Music Association UK and will find out his fate in February at the Awards and Conference in London where the band are also showcasing Whilst each of the members show impressive solo credentials and their live show is hugely entertaining, it is their maturity as songwriters that really sets them apart and on their album the band recorded a dozen brilliant self-penned songs as well as presenting a mini history of American music with Bluegrass readings of songs by Goffin and King, Gillian Welch and Jesse Fuller. From Cornwall to Kentucky and beyond, here's a band that see far beyond these shores and their own roots. With new recordings, a tour to Europe and one to Australia planned as well as shows in larger capacity venues 2017 looks to be a breakthrough year for the band.

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Saida Kanda & Mvula-mandondo

on Sat, 8 Apr 2017 at Chidham Hambrook Village Hall 7:30pm

Tanzanian guitarist with his floor-filling band. Cabaret-style layout with dancefloor. Licensed bar. Please note we are only available to offer a limited amount of discounted tickets to online ticket purchasers only.

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Saida Kanda & Mvula-mandondo

on Sat, 8 Apr 2017 at Chidham Hambrook Village Hall 7:30pm

Tanzanian guitarist with his floor-filling band. Cabaret-style layout with dancefloor. Licensed bar. Please note we are only available to offer a limited amount of discounted tickets to online ticket purchasers only.

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Sam Carter In Concert

on Sat, 8 Apr 2017 at Exeter St James Church Hall 7:30pm

Since being named Best Newcomer at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Sam Carter has been stirring audiences from Camden to Canada, via an attention grabbing appearance on Later with Jools Holland and a dreams-really-do-come-true performance in a specially assembled band to back Richard Thompson at Shrewsbury Folk Festival. Described as 'the finest English-style finger-picking guitarist of his generation' by Bellowhead's Jon Boden, Sam has toured the world, equally happy to perform intimate solo shows on acoustic guitar, on electric with a full band, or to collaborate with other artists. Recent collaborations have included a trip to Pakistan to work with revered South Asian classical musicians Sajid Hussain and Haroon Samuel; an appearance on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show playing songs co-written with Zimbabwean musician and former refugee Lucky Moyo; and closer to home as part of the all-star tribute tour The Lady: A Homage To Sandy Denny. In 2014 Sam teamed with Jim Moray to form False Lights, a band with the stated aim of updating the template of folk rock and making a joyful racket. Their 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominated album Salvor, released the following year, was praised from all corners proving that people really were ready for traditional English songs played in a style that owed as much to Radiohead as it did to Fairport Convention. Sam's third solo album How The City Sings captures this fervently admired singer, songwriter and guitarist at his most passionate and moving. Recorded live to tape in the studio, the album was produced by Dom Monks (who worked with Ethan Johns on records by Laura Marling, Paolo Nutini and The Staves) and keyboardist Neil Cowley (Neil Cowley Trio, best known for his contributions to Adele's 19 and 21 albums). In addition to Neil, whose emotive piano lines were often improvised, the band includes fiddler Sam Sweeney (Bellowhead, Leveret and BBC Folk Musician of the Year) drummer Evan Jenkins (Neil Cowley Trio) and Sam's longstanding bassist Matt Ridley. How The City Sings features twelve songs that are at times affectingly intimate and at others brimming with righteous rage. As the album formed, Sam began to notice these songs were shot through with images and aspects of London. After ten years living in the capital it had become not only the backdrop but a central player in the parts of his life these lyrics detailed. Unconsciously How The City Sings became a way of processing where he was, in every sense. What's important to me about the record is that my experiences and what I sing about have become inseparable. I'm writing about my own life but also trying to give voice to the lives of others. How the City Sings is the most personal album of Sam Carter's career, and when songs are this heartfelt and true they connect with us all. Sam is an independent artist and has five releases to date, all self-released under Captain Records Here In The Ground EP (2008), Keepsakes (2009), The No Testament (2012), Live At The Union Chapel EP (2012) and How The City Sings (2016) available on CD from HMV, Amazon and other online retailers with the exception of Live At The Union Chapel EP which is exclusively available on CD on Sam's website and at shows. http://samcartermusic.co.uk/ QUOTES 'like one of his heroes Richard Thompson, Carter has the ability to enthral with just one climactic chord when he moves effortlessly into rock guitar mode and the jagged contrast with his softer side makes it all the more effective he has such an abundance of natural talent, and you will him on all the way' fRoots 'Sam Carter is a brilliant guitarist and songwriter who combines the observational with social comment and personal reflection' **** Songlines   '[Carter] continues to combine present-day lyrical themes and his versatile folk-based approach with skill and ease'
 Guitarist 'One of the most gifted acoustic guitarists of his generation' Mike Harding, Radio 2 'A sophisticated blender of ancient and modern' Uncut Videos Our Kind of Harmony - https://youtu.be/tP1oxjEsDmQ From The South Bank to Soho - https://youtu.be/1B20dwQ978g Jack Hall from Later with Jools Holland - https://vimeo.com/152406671 Doors 7.30. Hot drinks and home made cakes available. BYO alcohol.

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Ruth Theodore & Band

on Sat, 8 Apr 2017 at Winchester The Hyde Tavern 7:30am

The Hyde Tavern is included in Ruth Theodore's national spring tour!! Tickets available online and behind the bar. This will be an accompanied show.

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Elliott Morris Concert

on Sat, 8 Apr 2017 at Little Milton Pine Lodge 7:00pm

Singer/songwriter and guitarist, active in the UK folk and pop music scenes. A 'fearsome young guitarist', playing a mix of folk, country & pop, tinged with blues. Toured with Paul Carrack. Elliott Morris absorbingly entertains and amuses with genuine guitar wizardry, tenor voice, sometimes both together, observant and wry lyrics, and some fun anecdotes and audience teasing. His guitar playing is influenced by Michael Hedges & Eric Roche, and entails tapping, slapping, strumming and fretting and playing his guitar all at the same time. Licensed bar serving excellent local real ale from Horspath Brewery www.elliottmorris.co.uk www.littlemiltonvillagehall.org.uk

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New Roots Presents: Low Chimes

on Sat, 8 Apr 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

7.30 pm Sat 8th April, The Slaughtered Lamb, Farringdon EC1V 0DX Favourites of Elbow's Guy Garvey and 6 Music's Marc Riley, known until very recently as Hot Feet, Low Chimes have released two acclaimed Eps under their previous moniker, with the band's debut album set for release in Autumn 2017. Since their last release, the band have spent time working to develop a fuller sound, finding influences beyond folk, rock and blues. The core live elements remain, with the introduction of synths, samples and other electronics lending the music exciting new shades and nuances, taking them into new territories beyond their more retro roots. Narratives of nature and seasonal change, new beginnings and letting go serve as metaphors for darker themes- strands of solitude and esacapism contrast with messages of hope. Low Chimes are a complex and hugely exciting band pushing to find new ground for alt-folk and contemporary rock, and band very much ready for 2017. Truly nothing short of fabulous really wonderful Marc Riley, 6Music I predict great things Guy Garvey, 6Music a delight. This is the sound of early Belle and Sebastian, Joni Mitchell and Laura Marling all rolled into one in a gently seductive and soothing concoction. Mellifluous sounds plucked from lead and rhythm guitar and ably enunciated by the light brush of the drums Supajam Beautifully progressive and original but with a nod to some of the greats. They are one of the best bands out there today. Folk Radio UK WATCH LOW CHIMES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25zf2aM6qAc WEBSITE: https://www.lowchimes.com/ Pete Roe was born in London and studied mechanical engineering at The University of Bristol. In 2007 he moved to London and joined as session musician in Laura Marling's band. Between 2008 and 2010 he recorded on Marling's Mercury Music Prize nominated albums 'I Speak Because I Can' and 'A Creature I Don't Know' . In 2010 he signed to Communion Records and released the critically acclaimed EP The Merry-Go-Round : opening track "Bellina" was awarded Song of the Day status by Q Magazine, and Roe named an up-and-coming star by The Guardian's influential music section. In 2012 he produced Folk-Rock Band Hot Feet's debut EP "Wood House" Roe's 2013 Album "Our Beloved Bubble" was recorded at Watercolour Studios in the highlands of Scotland in only a few days. It was mixed by Ethan Johns (Kings of Leon/ The Staves/ Ryan Adams), mastered at Abbey Road Studios and released by Middle of Nowhere. Our Beloved Bubble was described by Q (magazine) as sounding "Like a lost 70s John Martyn classic". 'Wonderful' Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 'We're really enjoying this' Lauren Laverne, 6 Music 'Impressive' The Telegraph WATCH PETE ROE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfH1MktOfa8 New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk scene. It's committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves- for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible. www.newrootsevents.com https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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Sam Carter

on Sun, 9 Apr 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Since being named Best Newcomer at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Sam Carter has been stirring audiences from Camden to Canada, via an attention grabbing appearance on Later with Jools Holland and a dreams-really-do-come-true performance in a specially assembled band to back Richard Thompson at Shrewsbury Folk Festival. Described as 'the finest English-style finger-picking guitarist of his generation' by Bellowhead's Jon Boden, Sam has toured the world, equally happy to perform intimate solo shows on acoustic guitar, on electric with a full band, or to collaborate with other artists. Recent collaborations have included a trip to Pakistan to work with revered South Asian classical musicians Sajid Hussain and Haroon Samuel; an appearance on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show playing songs co-written with Zimbabwean musician and former refugee Lucky Moyo; and closer to home as part of the all-star tribute tour The Lady: A Homage To Sandy Denny. In 2014 Sam teamed with Jim Moray to form False Lights, a band with the stated aim of updating the template of folk rock and making a joyful racket. Their 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominated album Salvor, released the following year, was praised from all corners proving that people really were ready for traditional English songs played in a style that owed as much to Radiohead as it did to Fairport Convention. Sam's third solo album How The City Sings captures this fervently admired singer, songwriter and guitarist at his most passionate and moving. Recorded live to tape in the studio, the album was produced by Dom Monks (who worked with Ethan Johns on records by Laura Marling, Paolo Nutini and The Staves) and keyboardist Neil Cowley (Neil Cowley Trio, best known for his contributions to Adele's 19 and 21 albums). In addition to Neil, whose emotive piano lines were often improvised, the band includes fiddler Sam Sweeney (Bellowhead, Leveret and BBC Folk Musician of the Year) drummer Evan Jenkins (Neil Cowley Trio) and Sam's longstanding bassist Matt Ridley. How The City Sings features twelve songs that are at times affectingly intimate and at others brimming with righteous rage. As the album formed, Sam began to notice these songs were shot through with images and aspects of London. After ten years living in the capital it had become not only the backdrop but a central player in the parts of his life these lyrics detailed. Unconsciously How The City Sings became a way of processing where he was, in every sense. What's important to me about the record is that my experiences and what I sing about have become inseparable. I'm writing about my own life but also trying to give voice to the lives of others. How the City Sings is the most personal album of Sam Carter's career, and when songs are this heartfelt and true they connect with us all. Sam is an independent artist and has five releases to date, all self-released under Captain Records Here In The Ground EP (2008), Keepsakes (2009), The No Testament (2012), Live At The Union Chapel EP (2012) and How The City Sings (2016) available on CD from HMV, Amazon and other online retailers with the exception of Live At The Union Chapel EP which is exclusively available on CD on Sam's website and at shows. QUOTES 'like one of his heroes Richard Thompson, Carter has the ability to enthral with just one climactic chord when he moves effortlessly into rock guitar mode and the jagged contrast with his softer side makes it all the more effective he has such an abundance of natural talent, and you will him on all the way' fRoots 'Sam Carter is a brilliant guitarist and songwriter who combines the observational with social comment and personal reflection' **** Songlines '[Carter] continues to combine present-day lyrical themes and his versatile folk-based approach with skill and ease'
 Guitarist 'One of the most gifted acoustic guitarists of his generation' Mike Harding, Radio 2 'A sophisticated blender of ancient and modern' Uncut

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Faustus

on Sun, 9 Apr 2017 at Topsham Matthews Hall 7:30pm

Faustus are three of the leading lights of their generation: Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Bellowhead), Saul Rose (Waterson:Carthy, Whapweazel) 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. Four years after their critically-acclaimed album 'Broken Down Gentlemen', the pioneering 'bloke folk' trio return with their third release - 'Death and Other Animals'. Here they tackle, head-on, subjects from the Dance of Death to the plight of the common man, and sand-swallowed ships to mythical black dogs. 'One of Britain's outstanding folk bands.' **** The Guardian Starts 8pm

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John Mccusker 25th Anniversary Tour

on Sun, 9 Apr 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

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Iona Fyfe

on Sun, 9 Apr 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Aberdeenshire folksinger, Iona Fyfe, has become one of Scotland's finest young ballad singers, rooted deeply in the singing traditions of the North East of Scotland. A finalist in the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2017, Iona embraces the repertoire of Aberdeenshire throughout the UK and Europe. In 2016 East, a debut 6-track CD encapsulating North East folksong was received with great acclaim. Hailing from Huntly, Iona interprets material old and new in contemporary yet sympathetic manner, showcasing Scotland's rich balladry and folksongs. A BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award 2015 Semi-Finalist, Iona has performed at prestigious venues such as the His Majesties Theatre and The Music Hall, Aberdeen, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, the Mitchell Theatre, The Royal Albert Hall, London. Iona and her band have performed extensively at festivals such as Celtic Connections and Folkest International Folk Festival in Italy. In 2017, she looks forward to appearances at folk clubs and festivals such as at Stonehaven Folk Festival, Keith Festival, Sark Festival. Iona is currently working on her debut album, which is set for release in January 2018.

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Lazy Sunday Afternoon With Mr Love & Justice And Friends

on Sun, 9 Apr 2017 at Swindon Savernake Street Community Hall 2:30pm

Regular monthly session of original folk/roots acoustic music hosted by Swindon-based folk/rock collective Mr Love & Justice with 2 guest performers each performing 30 min sets. Doors 2.30pm, show time is 3-5pm. Free parking at venue, homemade coffee and cakes and a warm welcome await.

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Robb Johnson

on Sun, 9 Apr 2017 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

Songs raising socialogical and political issues with a wry, sardonic humour. Robb Johnson matters!

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Giles Robson Band

on Mon, 10 Apr 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Think The Red Devils and the Fabulous Thunderbirds mixed with Little Walter and Muddy Waters. This is world class blues in its most dirty, primal, emotional and groovy state. It's a sound that never fails to rock the house and knock out an audience. This is the sound of a whole band working together as a team. The magic of this sound is how it works together so well and almost telepathic connection between all of the band members and the fact that this band's rhythm section understands how to REALLY groove.Giles and his awesome band 'blew' us all away last time they played for Haven Club and dancing was done!!

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Giles Robson Band

on Mon, 10 Apr 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Think The Red Devils and the Fabulous Thunderbirds mixed with Little Walter and Muddy Waters. This is world class blues in its most dirty, primal, emotional and groovy state. It's a sound that never fails to rock the house and knock out an audience. This is the sound of a whole band working together as a team. The magic of this sound is how it works together so well and almost telepathic connection between all of the band members and the fact that this band's rhythm section understands how to REALLY groove.Giles and his awesome band 'blew' us all away last time they played for Haven Club and dancing was done!!

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James Hill & Anne Janelle

on Mon, 10 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BOY MEETS GIRL... UKE MEETS CELLO It's true: opposites attract. JAMES HILL, possibly the best ukulele player in the world (Waikato Times), grew up playing folk, jazz and blues on his ukulele. ANNE JANELLE, a cellist of true beauty (Ottawa Citizen), played only classical music on her cello. But the pair's differences became their greatest asset: the uke is high, the cello is low; the uke plays short notes, the cello long bow strokes; the uke is all about strumming while the cello radiates melody. In 2009, James and Anne released True Love Don't Weep, an album of duets that garnered a Canadian Folk Music Award for Traditional Album of the Year. A mixture of traditional tunes with fresh vitality (Country Music People) and original songs, True Love Don't Weep showcased the duo's ability to capture the soul of a song (Folk World). Since True Love Don't Weep, James and Anne have released two solo albums each (James' Man with a Love Song and The Old Silo; Anne's Beauty Remains and So Long at the Fair) and toured in over 15 countries, making their mark not only as accomplished instrumentalists but also as some of the finest songwriters of their generation. Together, they conjure a sound that is intricate, enchanting and engaging: a crystal clear sound filled with warmth (Bob Mersereau, CBC Radio). In concert, James is a dazzling live performer with a genial, low-key sense of humour (Edmonton Journal) and Anne brings her gorgeous syrupy voice (Acoustic Magazine) to songs that are inventive, entertaining, beautifully written and brilliantly performed (R2 Magazine). In short, a night out with James Hill & Anne Janelle is the perfect evening of tunes, stories and musical virtuosity (Wellington Dominion-Post). Support from SARA SPADE: Jools Holland says: "She has a fantastic voice - her band makes me want to dance they have that magical element which it's almost impossible to put your finger on!" With her ebullient blend of vintage ukulele jazz and blues-infused Retro-Pop Swing originals, Sara's music breaks boundaries. She has been played on BBC Radio 2 and has even converted a younger audience via Bestival director DJ Rob da Bank. The band has a residency at London's darkest smokey-jazz dive, Boisdale of Belgravia, and has toured the UK & Germany, where she has a surprise following of fanatical fans. Setting her own songs next to Charlestones like "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue", jazz versions of "It Must Be Love" and heart-melting ballads like "Secret Love", Sara Spade delivers a cracking performance. Just check out the live videos on her website. To quote BBC Radio London's Larry Pryce, Sara is "Simply irresistiblea special one-off talent."

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Sue Graves And Friends

on Mon, 10 Apr 2017 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Sue Graves And Friends

on Mon, 10 Apr 2017 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Sam Lewis

on Tue, 11 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- With rich soulful vocals, well-crafted songs, roots country and blue-eyed soul Sam Lewis is connecting the dots. Whether crossing genres or state lines, he has pieced together a story people need to hear. Music was one of the few constants in Sam's life. His family never stayed anywhere for long, which meant that friendships were forged between himself and the music he absorbed, from Roy Orbison to Van Morrison to Willie Nelson. The influence of Ray Charles can be felt from the first note to the last beat, making Sam's debut a complimentary companion to Charles' own, two-volume Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music. Leaving home as soon as the opportunity arrived, Sam landed in Knoxville, and later Nashville. Sam has spent hours, in fact years, collecting and arranging the relationships and experiences he has forged. To the average person, they seem like an amalgamation of time and happenstance, but to him, they are the moral of the story. I never once felt, in this whole process that someone just kind of pointed. No one took me by the hand, but almost every single one of these connections were very personal. I was introduced to these people that helped make this record. These are gonna be people that I'm going to know the rest of my life. Lewis has drawn us a clear picture of where he's going, and thankfully, he has invited us along for the ride. His album 'Waiting on you' received a top review from Mojo and featured in the Telegraph's list of top country albums from 2015. he sounds from another time, or timeless. Either way, good. **** Sylvie Simmons, Mojo Magazine Irresistible8/10 Johnny Sharp, The Blues Magazine There's so much soul pouring out of this guy's pores you could bathe in it. It's like hearing Al Green for the first time. Grant Britt, No Depression A laid back sound that evokes cream sliding over black coffee, dark bourbon rippling over ice. Tom Franks, Folkwords.com Absolute knockoutace!! Frank Hennessey, BBC Wales I'll tell you straight; this man has a phenomenal voice and his songs are multi-faceted gems. Allan Mackay, Music Riot

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The John Mccusker Band

on Wed, 12 Apr 2017 at London St James Church, West Hampstead 7:00pm

"One of the UK's most gifted and versatile musicians in any genre, John McCusker is equally in demand as a multiinstrumentalist, producer and composer". The Guardian Born in Bellshill, near Glasgow, John began playing whistle & fiddle as a child, and joined the legendary folk outfit Battlefield Band aged 17. During his 11 years with the band, John also released his first two solo recordings, 1995's self-titled debut and 2000's Yella Hoose. John went on to win Radio 2 Musician of the Year in 2003 and also The Sprit of Scotland Award for music in 1999 and again in 2009. While emerging via the folk scene, John has long been renowned for his skill at transcending musical boundaries. As a live and studio guest he has shared stages with Bonnie Raitt, Patti Smith, Steve Earle, Rosanne Cash, Paolo Nutini and Jools Holland, and featured on recordings by Mark Knopfler, Paul Weller, Ocean Colour Scene, Teenage Fanclub & Idlewild. Film and TV work includes soundtracks for the movie Heartlands (2002) & 16 Years of Alcohol (2003), Billy Connolly's World Tour of New Zealand (2004), Jennifer Saunders BBC sitcom Jam and Jerusalem (2008) & Starlings (2012) sitcom for Sky TV. His most recent albums include Under One Sky & the reissues of Yella Hoose & Goodnight Ginger re-mastered deluxe edition.

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Marie-claire Berreen & Her Husbands

on Wed, 12 Apr 2017 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Maureen Washington

on Wed, 12 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Maureen Washington is an award winning jazz vocalist from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Slipping easily from sassy to sexy within a single line of lyrics, at times echoing the haunting tones of Etta James and Carmen McRae, then faster than the mind and ear can make the transition, Maureen Washington exudes the impish irreverence of Jann Arden and the vocal agility of Holly Cole. And yet, with all splendor attached to such comparisons, Maureen's musical style remains distinctly her own. This is Maureen's debut tour in the UK to promote her new cd entitled Harvest Moon. www.maureenwashington.ca

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Noble Jacks

on Wed, 12 Apr 2017 at Evesham The Iron Road 7:45pm

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Barbara Marion

on Wed, 12 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- An acoustic balladeer, Barbara Marion happily sits on the fence between genres, giving a salute to Americana, a wave to the lounge music of the 40s & 50s and a nod to jazz. The result is a classic sound that captures a spectrum of influences ranging from Kirsty MacCall to Julie London. Having been a member of Celtic Folk ensemble Rún she has extensive gigging experience performing at the likes of Glastonbury, Celtic Connections, and the Green Note. Since her debut EP launch at The Slaughtered Lamb in January, and performing at the likes of Southbank Centre's Friday Lunch music series, Barbara Marion is over the moon to be returning to the Green Note with her solo act and long time accompanist Dave Matthews on guitar.

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Josienne Clarke And Ben Walker

on Wed, 12 Apr 2017 at Biddulph Arms 7:30pm

Please note - due to the current temporary closure of the Biddulph Arms, this gig may be moved to an alternative local venue if it does not re-open in time. We will notify you if this is the case. Please contact us via http://www.biddulphupinarms.com or on the Biddulph Up In Arms Facebook page with any questions.

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Woody Pines

on Thu, 13 Apr 2017 at Portsmouth The Square Tower 7:15pm

Woody sounds like Willie Nelson singing a Johnny Cash song in a 1930's Alabama juke joint! Wildly addicting! (No Depression) Here at Square Roots towers we're simply thrilled (honey) to be able to host a show for the downright wonderful Woody Pines! On their last visit to European shores last year, these guys did indeed 'rip it up' leaving reviewers all over the country frothing at the gills, so naturally we're very excited that they've chosen to come and play for us all in the historic surrounds of the Square Tower. This one will sell out doubly quick, so even though it's a way away yet we'd really recommend getting your tickets early! Woody sounds like Willie Nelson singing a Johnny Cash song in a 1930's Alabama juke joint! Wildly addicting! (No Depression) And if you're wondering where the music of Nashville troubadour Woody Pines comes from, then look to the streets! It was on the streets as a professional busker that Woody first cut his teeth, drawing liberally from the lost back alley anthems and scratchy old 78's of American roots music, whether country blues, jugband, hokum or hillbilly. Heavy, rollicking street performances are the key to some of todays best roots bands, like Old Crow Medicine Show (Woody and OCMS' Gill Landry used to tour the country in their own jugband), and they're the key to Woody's intensely catchy rhythms, jumpy lyrics, and wildly delirious sense of fun. Woody travelled all over the streets of the States road testing his songs, drawing from the catchiest elements of the music he loved and adding in a hopped-up vintage electrification to get that old country dancehall sound down right. Woody Pines is the best band I ever heard in my life, I swear! I'm their biggest fan now! (Billy Joe Shaver) This is a band that draws followers from a wide spectrum, thanks to a depth of character repertoire-wise that covers everything from ragtime and roots-of-Country material to country blues and rockabilly. We can guarantee that it's always a lively night when Woody Pines come to town! (Brookfield Knights) More information at www.squarerootspromotions.co.uk

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Mairearad Green & Anna Massie

on Thu, 13 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 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 three albums 2009's eponymous debut, 'Doubling' in 2013 and 'Best Day' 2015 have 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. 'Best Day' was recorded at Gran's House Studio in Lamington in the peaceful and picturesque Scottish Borders. Remaining true to their live sound, the album is performed entirely by Mairearad and Anna themselves. Their pairing combines Mairearad's deft and lyrical accordion style, as well as her masterful piping, with Anna's unparalleled versatility on guitar, fiddle and banjo. After over twelve years playing together, in the last few years, both have introduced songs to their live set, demonstrating the pair's seemingly infinite abilities as musicians, but also the symbiotic synergy of performing together. 'Best Day' is the duo's first album to include songs, and it will be available exclusively on tour, ahead of its release on November 16, 2015. 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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Hungrytown

on Thu, 13 Apr 2017 at Stowmarket John Peel Centre for Creative Arts 7:30pm

Hungrytown are an acoustic duo from Vancouver, Canada. After more than a decade of world-wide touring and three album releases, Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson--otherwise known as the folk duo Hungrytown--have earned a reputation for the quality and authenticity of their songwriting: It's great to hear an act eschew sentimentality in favor of honesty and to prove that you don't have to go raiding the memory of others to find the stuff that really good songs are made of, writes Jedd Beaudoin of Popmatters. http://hungrytown.net http://facebook.com/hungrytown Supported by Triangle, a folk group from Suffolk. http://trianglemusic.info

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Double Bill - Yan Tan Tether Plus Bric-a-brac

on Thu, 13 Apr 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

A Double Bill Easter holiday treat for you! Bric-a-Brac are an adventurous young folk quartet in which York student and occasional Black Swan floor singer/guitarist Bella Gaffney is joined by fiddle, mandolin, whistle and bass, while Yan Ten Tether are a delightful female acapella trio, based in Otley but also counting a York student in their ranks.

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Double Bill - Yan Tan Tether Plus Bric-a-brac

on Thu, 13 Apr 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

A Double Bill Easter holiday treat for you! Bric-a-Brac are an adventurous young folk quartet in which York student and occasional Black Swan floor singer/guitarist Bella Gaffney is joined by fiddle, mandolin, whistle and bass, while Yan Ten Tether are a delightful female acapella trio, based in Otley but also counting a York student in their ranks.

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Dom Pipkin / Orleans Avenue Piano Nights

on Thu, 13 Apr 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

One of Europe's most authentic and spirited blues and jazz piano players, Dom Pipkin brings his acclaimed one man show on the road with a rollercoaster ride through the rich world of New Orleans, featuring astonishing stories and some truly breathtaking piano. Brothels and barrelhouses, love, sex and tragedy, chasing the 'rushin' lady' . voodoo spells and Mardi Gras Queens, the colourful lives of Jelly Roll Morton, Professor Longhair and the drug-fuelled funk and psychedelia of Dr John and James Booker are conjured up in all their technicolour glory in their rawest setting -a man, a piano, a glass of bourbon and panama hat. Pipkin has performed extensively in New Orleans, and shared stages with international icons Allen Toussaint , Dr John , and Screamin' Jay Hawkins. Grammy award winner Jon Cleary invites him to jam onstage whenever he's in the Crescent City. His experiences are real and resonating. His work has ranged from teaching Jonathan Ross the piano to privately entertaining the film director Stanley Kubrick, and performing to the opening committee of the 2012 London Olympics. He has recorded and toured with Paul Weller, Paloma Faith, Ray Davis, Morcheeba, David Byrne, Guy Barker, Ella Eyre, John Newman, Pee Wee Ellis and Laura Mvula; has dozens of radio and TV appearances to his credit and is in constant demand on the capital's club scene.

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Mosi Conde

on Fri, 14 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

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

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Hungrytown

on Fri, 14 Apr 2017 at London The King's Head - Crouch End 8:30pm

Hungrytown? As somebody said, they sound like a throwback. Which is what they are in a way because this country duo are sprinkled with the hillbilly dust of the 1930s. The name - evocative of hard times - came from a sign they saw in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia...Hungrytown Road. There is no trace of a place that bears that name but Hungrytown lives in the exquisite pairing of Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson who make their Kalamazoo debut tonight. The Old Timey sound is the stock in trade of this couple from Vermont but Rebecca's highly original and often haunting songs tell new tales of heartbreak, lost love and changing times. Her voice - praised by the legendary Roger McGuinn for its "sweetness and worldly wisdom" - is backed by the gorgeous harmonies of husband Ken, arranger and multi-instrumentalist. As Steve Bennett of Acoustic Magazine put it:"The songs hark back to earliest Americana, tracing a sepia-tinged line from the Carter Family to Gillian Welch." "Had they been around in the 60s," says Rock 'n' Reel's David Burke,"you can imagine them packing the Greenwich Village clubs and coffee houses." The critics use phrases like "musical gold" and "pure class." Catch them if you can.

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Roving Crows

on Fri, 14 Apr 2017 at Lowdham The Old Ship Inn 7:30pm

Doors 7.30 pm; Concert starts 8 pm

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Ewan Bleach

on Fri, 14 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Ewan Bleach is a clarinetist, saxophonist, pianist and singer specialising in 1920s and 30s jazz and blues. Ewan runs a couple of regular London jazz nights -the Cakewalk Cafe at Passing Clouds and the Golden Era of Jazz at the Jamboree. He regularly visits New Orleans for inspiration and has toured in France with the renowned New Orleans street band Tuba Skinny. He Currently works as a Clarinetist with several London jazz bands including Man Overboard, The Basin Street Brawlers, The Dakota Jim band and The Old Hat Jazz Band. Ewan has a large repertoire of rare old songs, from artist such as Billie Holiday, Al Bowlly, Bessie Smith and Jimmie Rodgers, from the rough raggy blues songs of the twenties to the rich luscious ballads of the early 40s.

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Billy Walton Band

on Fri, 14 Apr 2017 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

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Billy Walton Band

on Fri, 14 Apr 2017 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

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Josienne Clarke And Ben Walker

on Fri, 14 Apr 2017 at Preston The Continental 8:00pm

We're really pleased to present an intimate, seated show from Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker, winners of Best Duo at the 2015 BBC Folk Awards. Unreserved seating, limited capacity

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Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

on Fri, 14 Apr 2017 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Biography January 11th, 2017 Roberts Lakeman 2016 colour 4 HLo Res 774KBKathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have long established themselves as one of the UK folk scene's most rewardingly enduring partnerships. Twice recent winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo 2016 & 2013 the couple's intimacy and strength of passion on stage have won them many fans and an enviable reputation as 'Songwriters par excellence'- (fRoots), whose greatly varied original songs cover such subjects as wicked mermaids, Norwegian legends, and a lonely whale. Building upward from their last two highly praised albums ''Tomorrow Will Follow Today' & Hidden People'' fans of folk and acoustic music can only wonder where this leading couple will choose to turn next. With a story that includes over 20 years of music making with the likes of Seth Lakeman, Cara Dillon, Levellers, Kate Rusby and Show of Hands, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have consolidated themselves as pillars of modern British folk. Winners 'BEST DUO' BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016 Winners 'BEST DUO' Spiral Earth Awards 2015 Winners 'BEST DUO' BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2013 Kathryn RobertsEquation-7648 A lauded singer, one of the finest of her generation, Kathryn is held in the highest regard by peers and music fans alike. Born and raised in the South Yorkshire mining town of Barnsley, Kathryn has simply sung since she could speak. Her musical parents took great delight in introducing her to many types of music including a regular summer trawl of folk festivals. This engendered a life long love of traditional song and also introduced her to some of the finest young talent on the British folk scene. An early duo career with fellow Barnsleyite Kate Rusby led to much critical acclaim and an award winning album along with Kathryn being the first singer to win the revered BBC Young Tradition award. The Kate and Kathryn partnership led swiftly to the teaming up with 3 brothers from West Devon and the folk pop band 'Equation' was born. Many years fronting the band saw Kathryn grace exotic stages all over the world, 5 years of which were spent almost exclusively in the U.S. Her relationship with Sean Lakeman flourished both personally and musically, and after a decade of relentless touring the two decided to return to their English folk roots and gig as an acoustic duo. Four acclaimed albums and TWICE winners of 'Best Duo' at the BBC Radio2 Folk Awards have helped them cement a formidable reputation at the very forefront of British contemporary folk music. In 2015 Kathryn was asked to join the iconic 70's folk rock band Fotheringay thus stepping into the shoes of the late great Sandy Denny. She will tour with the band to promote their comprehensive Box Set released on Island Records. sean sunset web Sean Lakeman Whether on stage or in the recording studio Sean Lakeman is a tour-de-force of modern folk music. As the eldest of the 3 'Lakeman Brothers', Sean was raised on Dartmoor and has played the guitar since the age of six. He was recognized at an early age as one of the most promising guitarists around. Sean learned his trade and travelled the world for a decade with folkpopsters 'Equation', he then famously went on to orchestrate the sound of his little brother 'Seth', producing his most successful albums, scooping many awards along the way. Whilst a member of Seth's live touring band Sean played at the highest levels, breaking down musical boundaries and and winning over legions of music fans with a commitment and energy seldom seen from a folk band. Sean excels when working within a band or as an accompanist, and his musical services have been called upon by many other leading artists and groups. As well as producing all four Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman albums his production credits include some of the biggest names in British folk and folk-rock , including Levellers, Seth Lakeman, Frank Turner, Billy Bragg, Imelda May, Bellowhead, Rev Hammer and Show of Hands.

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An Evening With Ewan Mclennan

on Fri, 14 Apr 2017 at Saltburn-by-the-Sea Rushpool Hall 7:30pm

Ewan McLennan Ewan first emerged onto the UK folk scene with the release of his debut album 'Rags & Robes'. The recording gained much critical praise, described by Maverick as 'a collection of truly captivating songs', and featured in MOJO's top ten folk albums of 2010. After an appearance on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show and a televised performance for the Celtic Connections Festival at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, his debut was capped by winning the BBC Folk Award's Horizon Award in 2011. The much-awaited second album, 'The Last Bird to Sing', was also greeted with glowing reviews and confirmed his prominence amongst the new generation of folk musicians. As well as continuing to plough the furrow of traditional song Ewan's self-penned songs on his second album were once again met with critical acclaim. His track 'Joe Glenton' was awarded a prestigious national award for political song-writing, reinforcing his reputation as a singer who does not shy away from stinging social commentary. The release of 'The Last Bird to Sing' gained Ewan several further awards, including the Spiral Earth Award for Best Male Singer of 2013. During these years Ewan has been touring constantly around the UK and overseas and has gained a reputation for intimate and moving performances. In 2013, Ewan performed on the world-renowned Transatlantic Sessions together with the finest folk musicians from around the world. The series had him collaborating with artists such as Aly Bain, Tim O'Brien, Cara Dillon and Mike McGoldrick and showcased both Ewan's unique interpretation of traditional song and his own self-penned songs. It is with great pleasure, then, that we welcome Ewan to Rushpool Hall for a night of first-class folk music. 'One of the most exciting singers to come out of Scotland in recent years.' - Mike Harding 'Stories Still Untold, is a real treat' **** - The Telegraph 'It simply oozes class when we lost Iain MacKintosh and Bert Jansch in recent years I have been waiting for a male voice with the same mixture of vulnerability, sensitivity, and above all, humanity. In Ewan McLennan I think we have that voice'. The Living Tradition 'An outstanding singer and fine guitarist' fRoots 'Stories Still Untold is a stunning collection of songs and an album which confirms Ewan's name as one of the bright lights on the folk scene today'. Bright Young Folk 'A major figure on the Scottish folk scene.' **** - Top of the World Amelia Coburn Having just turned 19, Nunthorpe native Amelia Coburn has had an incredible first year of adulthood. Selling out solo shows on Teesside, airplay from 6Music and, most recently, being nominated as one of four finalists in BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards. All with the aid of her trusted ukulele, a voice that can mesmerise and beguile and an unassuming yet wholly engaging stage presence that leaves audiences stunned. Building her reputation on unique interpretations of classic new wave, post-punk, Indie and classic rock songs but also having begun to write jawdropping original material, Amelia is developing into a mature and sophisticated performer with all the merits of youth on her side too. We look forward to what promises to be a wonderful warm up for Ewan. To hear more of Amelia, visit: www.ameliacoburn.co.uk

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Chris Leslie @ Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 15 Apr 2017 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 7:30pm

Sat 15th April Chris Leslie @ Wychwood Folk Club + support from Ian Brown Tiddy Hall, Shipton Road, Ascott -u- Wychwood, Oxon, OX7 6AG Tickets £10.00 in advance £12.00 on the door - Start 8pm.Doors 7.30pm Parking & Bar Available Contact: Mark/Elaine 01993831427 or 07870563299 wychwoodfolkclub@zoho.com Chris is a multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter based in Oxfordshire UK, primarily known for the past nineteen years for his work with Fairport Convention. He has toured and recorded with, amongst others: Steve Ashley, the Albion Band, Jez Lowe, Ian Anderson, Chris While and Julie Matthews, Whippersnapper, Alan Stivell, Feast of Fiddles and St. Agnes Fountain. Chris has provided music for a number of Radio Four plays and classic serials. His fiddle playing has also been heard on the TV series Heartbeat, Midsommer Murders and Billy Connolly's World Tour of Scotland. Chris plays: Fiddle, Mandolin, Tenor Guitar, Bouzouki, Ukulele, Banjo, Oud, Whistle and Native American Flute. He has just released his fifth solo CD "Turquoise Tales".

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Emily Mae Winters Cd Launch

on Sat, 15 Apr 2017 at London The Tea House Theatre 7:30pm

Born in England, raised in and around the rugged coasts of southern Ireland, Emily Mae Winters' haunting folk songs are quickly permeating the folk and song writing scene. Emily Mae Winters formative years were spent living in Clonakilty, Co. Cork and where she immersed herself in the local music scene. Influenced by the sounds of traditional and contemporary Folk, Celtic, Country and Americana music, she learned to play the guitar, piano and whistle and began playing local music festivals . Influenced by the likes of Nancy Kerr, The Unthanks, The Staves, Kate Rusby, Sarah Jarosz and Alison Krauss, Emily teamed up with Ben Walker to produce her first commercial release. Winters wrote all of the songs on the record and plays guitar and piano. Walker plays steel guitar and mandolin on the EP. Of the four songs on the EP, two are already award winning with 'Miles To Go' in the UK Songwriting contest Folk Category and 'Anchor' winning the folk category in the Guardian Songwriting Competition. The tracks have been played on national folk shows including the BBC RADIO 2 Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe, BBC RADIO SCOTLAND and BBC RADIO WALES as well as lots of regional radio stations and specialist folk shows such as The Folkspot, Blues and Roots Radio, Folk is Not a Rude Word, Acoustic Routes, Folk Union, On The Crooked Road and also international music shows such as The International Americana Music Show.

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Urban Folk Quartet

on Sat, 15 Apr 2017 at Alstonefield Village Hall 7:30pm

In an age where the word 'folk' encompasses everything from Laura Marling to traditional music, the use of such labels to distinguish one musical experience from another has arguably been stretched farther than ever. The Urban Folk Quartet's distinguishing features have much less to do with the traditional idea of genre. Yes, this is fiddle-led music that draws heavily from Celtic dance forms and traditional song but from there on in it is unlike any folk band you have ever heard. Just as English country dance unassumingly met with big band jazz musicianship in the mid 20th century, The UFQ's approach to the folk ethos is to embrace any and every influence that genuinely makes sense of their time and place and makes sense in their music. From funk grooves to middle-eastern melodies, afrobeat to north Indian rhythms. The first of those phenomenal fiddlers is Galician Paloma Trigás, who has shared stages and recorded with with the likes of The Chieftains, Sharon Shannon and Altan, during her tenure touring the stadiums of the world with Spain's biggest folk star, Carlos Nuñez. The second is Joe Broughton (Albion Band,) long established on the folk scene as the fieriest English fiddler and showman of his generation. Also an exceptional guitarist and mandolin player, in The UFQ Joe deftly shares multi-instrumentalist duties (often mid-song) with Dan Walsh. Touted as one of the finest banjo players in the country as well as a gifted singer and guitarist, Dan Walsh (Seth Lakeman Band, The Levellers, Walsh & Pound) joined UFQ in 2014, as guitarist, oud player and founding member Frank Moon stepped out of touring life. The lineup is completed by Tom Chapman, widely considered to be the most accomplished and innovative cajonero the UK has to offer. With the vibrant and diverse Birmingham music scene as a fundamental influence, The Urban Folk Quartet is a truly international band. Foreign touring and globally- influenced music have been at the heart of what they do since day one, when in June 2009 their first four gigs took place in four different countries. Since then the UFQ's trail has blazed across the world, playing everything from secluded coves to 30,000 capacity festival fields, igniting audiences and winning them a devoted fan base from The Bay of Biscay to edge of The North Pacific. 7.30 doors, stage-time 8.00pm. Licensed bar

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Hungrytown

on Sat, 15 Apr 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Lyricist Rebecca Hall is credited with compositions that sound as timeless as any traditional songs (Northern Sky, UK) while producer/multi-instrumentalist/husband Ken Anderson is lauded for his remarkable affinity for instrumental embellishment (No Depression) and for crafting Hungrytown's gorgeous vocal harmonies (Folk and Roots, UK).

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Sam Lewis

on Sat, 15 Apr 2017 at Stowmarket John Peel Centre for Creative Arts 7:00pm

SAM LEWIS Sam Lewis plays soul music. While it bears the sonic landmarks of roots music's most fertile ground, the songwriting of Sam Lewis is born of a landscape that can only be felt, not seen. His music is native to the infinite expanse that is exposed when human attention is full, and focused inward - harvested solely by the nuanced rhythm of love. Sam's songs are rooted in the energy that defines this harmonious frontier, the space that unifies the human experience in each of us. It's the anchored spirit in this incubated territory of soul for which Sam Lewis works to celebrate and elevate with the tones of rock & roll, rhythm & blues and a country-folk muse. http://www.samlewistunes.com/ https://www.facebook.com/samlewistunes/ https://youtu.be/7vPQcvWeONo PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS: M G BOULTER https://youtu.be/3IlNmeBnP8I https://www.facebook.com/MGBoulter/?fref=ts After being forced into hibernation by the long winter, Lucky Strikes frontman Matthew Boulter emerges with his second album of glorious, gentle, life-affirming songs to take us into Summer. The Water Or The Wave features eleven original songs, conceived on the road at various folk club and festival shows throughout the past year and given life beside the grassy marshland and mudflats of his South Essex home on the Thames Delta. Gorgeous, in a word **** Uncut A dreamlike album of lyrical beauty. Another very fine addition to a promising portfolio **** R2 A pleasant, smoky vibe. Check him out **** Maverick When you hear an album that reminds you of your childhood and your dreams, the best film you've seen all year, your favourite record of all time, and your first love that has to be a good day No Depression Introspective, gentle, tinged with darkness and a sorrowful undertow, these are elegant songs delivered with restraint and oodles of world-weary charm FATEA Beautiful, engaging, and not quite like anything else out there Flyinshoes THE WILSONS https://youtu.be/468QEO70VQs https://www.facebook.com/The-Wilsons-49877899370/?fref=ts The Wilsons are a 6 piece band based in Suffolk, UK. They have been described as a Very British Americana but would probably say they were alt.country, whatever that means although the phrase desert rock was thrown at them one drunken evening. THE FLAT MOUNTAIN FAMILY https://youtu.be/b0FFAYO7qhY https://www.facebook.com/TheFlatMountainFamily/?fref=ts The Flat Mountain Family is a fantastic 4 piece group consisting of banjo, double bass, mandolin, and guitar, playing everything from classic bluegrass to modern hits with a brilliant bluegrass twist. This energetic quartet have been playing together for the past year but 3 of the 4 members have been playing together in Colchester's finest folk/punk band Saltdogs for 15 years. Perfect for any occasion and we have no doubt that even the most sombre of gig-goers will not be able to keep their feet from tapping.

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Dave Mattacks, Miller Anderson & 'voodoo Kitchen'

on Sat, 15 Apr 2017 at Worthing The John Selden Public House 7:30pm

Dave Mattacks (Genius drummer) returns fgrom the US again this year to join with Miller Anderson (Genius Singer guitarist) and 'Voodoo Kitchen' for a one off gig at The John Selden Public House ( In the Function Junction) Durrington, Worthing UK. Those of you who know will realise what a coup it is ti have two of the greatest players together in the same room with one of the best lineups in the South! Those who don't may go to http://www.allmusic.com/artist/miller-anderson-mn0000488955 and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Mattacks The line up for the evening is Miller Anderson / Vocals & Guitar Dave Mattacks / Drums & Percussion Bob Brookes / Vocals & Harmonica Trevor Grant / Guitar Jim Barr/ Bass Mike Piggott / Fiddle & Mandolin Special guests Jeremy Sherman / Pedal steel guitar & Dobro Marianne Hiller - Brook / percussion http://voodookitchen.co.uk/

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New Cross Inn Presents Noble Jacks

on Sun, 16 Apr 2017 at London New Cross Inn 2:00pm

Noble Jacks - Rip roaring Alt-Folk band from Sussex. https://youtu.be/n8STXFZBqr8 Noble Jacks are a rip-roaring Alt-Folk band with roof raising energy, whose warm electro-acoustic interactions fuse together a mixture of folky footstompin' rhythms and engaging lyricism. The band encompasses heartfelt, yet uptempo songs showcasing fiddle, blues harmonica and big anthem toplines. Noble Jacks have a relentless gigging schedule around the the British folk scene and have recorded their forthcoming debut album with Union Music Store at The Metway studio in Brighton. 2017 promises to be an incredible year for this new and aspiring band!

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Easter Singaround: Bring A Song Or Two, Join In, Or Just Come And Listen!

on Sun, 16 Apr 2017 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Sue Graves, one of the resident singers at TwickFolk, says: All the music at TwickFolk is live and our singarounds give everyone a chance to sing, play an instrument, recite a poem or tell a story. If you just want to sit back and listen, that's also fine. In fact listening, and paying attention to the words and music, is what an evening of folk is all about. Taking part in a singaround isn't at all like an open mike session or performing on stage. There won't be a microphone. We welcome musical contributions from everyone, young or old and we will be encouraging everyone to join in with the choruses. Non-performers are welcome to come and there is no need to pre-book.

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Michele And Romeo Stodart Present.....

on Sun, 16 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- After the resounding success of their residency at Green Note last year, Mercury Prize nominees The Magic Numbers' brother and sister Romeo and Michele Stodart, return to host another series of dates, featuring special guests and friends that they've played with over the years... The evening will feature performances from the hosts, plus special guests - TBA. These nights usually sell out well in advance, so we recommend buying your tickets now! Live performances from the night will feature on the band's podcast at www.facebook.com/TheMagicNumbers. This aims to be an evening with a real touch of magic!

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Roaming Son *final Gig*

on Sun, 16 Apr 2017 at Sheffield Crookes Social Club 7:00am

It is with a heavy heart that we announce our last ever gig as Roaming Son. We haven't had any band arguments, fallen out or anything. we are all still friends and plan on continuing to write, record, and play together, but it will be very different to the music we have done with Roaming Son. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody who has helped us on our journey. from promoters, artists, photographers, venues, people who bought and listened to our music, caught us play live, bought our merch, booked us, had us support, played alongside us, interviewed and reviewed us. Without you guys, we wouldn't have come this far and we are all very humbled for the support. We have a special night planned for this gig, and will try and play as many of our old tunes as possible. Support is from our good freind Andy P Davison who will be doing an acoustic set with his Black Thunder Revue clan, but you know we only pick the best!

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Doug Eunson And Sarah Matthews

on Mon, 17 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ This talented pair have been playing English Acoustic Folk Music together since 1995. They both sing in superb harmony with Melodeon and Fiddle / Viola instrumentation. They choose their material with care and craft their arrangements with style and intuitive elegance, playing English and European dance music and drawing on some of the finest English folk song repertoire.

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Lucy Ward At Great Knight Folk Club

on Tue, 18 Apr 2017 at Northampton Great Knight Folk Club 7:45pm

Award Winning Singer Songwriter Lucy Ward takes to the stage for an intimate evening of insightful songwriting. Her warm personality radiates and cannot help but charm all those who come to see her perform This is the opening night of her tour. www.lucywardsings.com

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Ida Wenøe

on Tue, 18 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Ida Wenøe (pron. EEda VAYnoo) is an indie-folk artist of the highest calibre, with tinges of Americana and a Nordic inflection, the sum of the musical parts creating a rare beast and a thing of great beauty. 2016 saw a whistle-stop 7-day introductory UK tour, which showcased her genuinely unique talent as a solo artist here for the first time, bolstered by radio plays from BBC6Music's Tom Ravenscroft and Gideon Coe. " a childlike fragility that makes the songs sound like whimsical folk for fairy tales with a sinister undertow. Her voice weary but cute, with the power to cut through is perfect; she sounds like the young narrator of her own magical-malevolent fantasies The Guardian charming, delicate and forceful in almost equal measure" Folkgeek Wenøe boasts angelic notes that can often leak her endearing Danish roots God Is In The TV Zine the sort of voice that could punch through a cloud of custard and pierce thick air she delicately rips through with eyes full of hope Songwriting Magazine It's been a long time since I've heard an artist perfectly capture the distinctive sound of late '80s/early '90s folk-popthat kind of glassy glaze that cuts right to your corebut Danish singer/songwriter Ida Wenøe has done just that with her emotionally-charged and uplifting new album Time Of Ghosts. - Robert Ham, Nordic Spotlight The music from her debut album has just been picked for Danish TV documentary De Smukke Piger and the latest nomination for the Danish Folk Awards in the 'Songwriter Of The Year' category.

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Laurence Jones

on Tue, 18 Apr 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Hailed as "one to watch" as a teenager by the blues media, concert/festival bookers, blues fans and various guitar stars alike, young Laurence really has come of age. The blues cub has become a man with a plan. Turning heads and making jaws drop with his take-no-prisoners, incendiary live set and his stunning albums. Laurence and his crack band - Laurence Jones on vocals and guitars, Bennett Holland on keyboards, Greg Smith on bass and Phil Wilson on drums - put the power into their modern day blues rock with an edge. He sings, he plays and he writes, which he does like a veteran of three times his age. He is flying high and enjoying the ride, you can tell that by the Cheshire cat grin glued to his face during every gig. He LIVES to play that guitar. He LOVES to play that guitar. He just HAS to play that guitar.........So, we at the Haven Club welcome him back with much excitement and anticipation. More info here: http://www.laurencejonesmusic.com

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Laurence Jones

on Tue, 18 Apr 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Hailed as "one to watch" as a teenager by the blues media, concert/festival bookers, blues fans and various guitar stars alike, young Laurence really has come of age. The blues cub has become a man with a plan. Turning heads and making jaws drop with his take-no-prisoners, incendiary live set and his stunning albums. Laurence and his crack band - Laurence Jones on vocals and guitars, Bennett Holland on keyboards, Greg Smith on bass and Phil Wilson on drums - put the power into their modern day blues rock with an edge. He sings, he plays and he writes, which he does like a veteran of three times his age. He is flying high and enjoying the ride, you can tell that by the Cheshire cat grin glued to his face during every gig. He LIVES to play that guitar. He LOVES to play that guitar. He just HAS to play that guitar.........So, we at the Haven Club welcome him back with much excitement and anticipation. More info here: http://www.laurencejonesmusic.com

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Western Centuries Uk Tour Kick-off

on Wed, 19 Apr 2017 at London Luna Lounge 7:30pm

Seattle's WESTERN CENTURIES (formerly Country Hammer) is kicking off their first ever UK tour in Leytonstone at Luna--The Home Of Live Music. Support will be from east London's purveyors of honky tonk, the East Lonesome Drifters. Comprised of Seattle-based country musician Cahalen Morrison, jam band veteran Jim Miller (co-founder of Donna the Buffalo), R&B and bluegrass-by-way-of-punk rock songwriter Ethan Lawton, pedal steel player Rusty Blake, and bassist Dan Lowinger, Western Centuries are clearly a diverse bunch. The band is collaborative in nature, but they are albeit subtly helmed by Morrison. They are traveling as a five-piece, two guitars, drums, bass, and steel on the back of their new LP, Weight Of The World--which is getting top reviews. Blabber n' Smoke says: "Weight Of The World is, quite simply, a delight. Country rock heaven for anyone into Gram or The Band or even The Dead back in their Workingman days along with more recent stalwarts such as Sturgill Simpson or Ryan Adams." If you don't know these guys think country band and an early R&B group with three lead vocalists, weave in a hefty amount of vocal harmony and witty turns-of-phrase, and let 'em rock out like The Band. The sound of these roots music mavericks sits at these crossroads, and their debut album introduces a band as skillful in their musicianship as they are innovative in their writing. With upbeat, barroom dance numbers, lilting, introspective tunes of heartbreak, and everything in between, the album strikes an oft-strived-for but rarely achieved balance between genre-busting experimentation and thoughtful continuity. Don't miss this show! _____________________ PLEASE NOTE: Doors open at 730pm (the upstairs bar is open from 4pm as normal) and music starts at 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY as after this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable unless show is cancelled. The venue comprises both seated and standing space so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early.

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Hafdis Huld

on Wed, 19 Apr 2017 at London St Pancras Old Church 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: This event will be taking place at our alternative home for the evening: ST PANCRAS OLD CHURCH, (London NW1 1UL) DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Hafdis Huld is one of Iceland's most loved singers. With a voice as pure as melt water and a razor-sharp wit to match any comedian, her shows are as memorable as the northern lights. She's a regular on the major festival circuit and her European tours are a sell-out. Performing songs from a brand new album as well as firm favourites such as 'Tomoko' and 'Action Man', Hafdis will beguile you with her bubbly charm and supremely original songs. This girl has it the new 'must' Rolling Stone Magazine Musically original and deliciously bonkers The Sunday Times I love her Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Love her to bits! Phil Jupitus Hafdis is brilliant! Lauren Laverne, BBC 6Music Sublime charismatic story-telling pop of the highest quality Clash Magazine

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Will Wood + Great North

on Wed, 19 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Folklore presents... a special double bill featuring two exciting acts from New Zealand: Country-folk singer-songwriter WILL WOOD + winners of the New Zealand folk awards 2015, GREAT NORTH. WILL WOOD is a touring musician from Auckland, New Zealand playing country and folk music in the style of the old-time greats such as Woody Guthrie and Johnny Cash. His songs tell stories that come from his life as a travelling musician playing concerts all over the world, mixing heartbreak and adventure with large helpings of Whisky. He has performed in over 20 countries and has supported great acts such as The Handsome Family, Shakey Graves, JD McPherson and Mick Harvey. GREAT NORTH is a band that has been at the heart of New Zealand's folk scene for many years - and they have two album of the year trophies from the annual New Zealand music awards to prove it. This tour sees Great North travelling without the whole band and instead as a duo featuring the two main singers and songwriters: Hayden and Rachel Donnell. This husband and wife duo will be performing acoustic versions of their old material and off their upcoming new record.

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Emily Mae Winters

on Wed, 19 Apr 2017 at Epping St. John the Baptist Church 7:00pm

Born in England, raised in and around the rugged coasts of southern Ireland, Emily Mae Winters' haunting folk songs are quickly permeating the folk and song writing scene. Emily Mae Winters formative years were spent living in Clonakilty, Co. Cork and where she immersed herself in the local music scene. Influenced by the sounds of traditional and contemporary Folk, Celtic, Country and Americana music, she learned to play the guitar, piano and whistle and began playing local music festivals. Beautiful in every way with a fantastic new album to share with you...

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The Twisted Twenty

on Thu, 20 Apr 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

The Twisted Twenty are an innovative string group exploring the musical worlds of Baroque and Folk Music. The band are comprised of Holly Harman, Alexis Bennett, James O'Toole, David Rabinovici on Baroque violins, Ewan Macdonald on Cittern and Lucia Cappellaro on Baroque Cello. By taking documented 17th and 18th century British folk tunes and using instruments of the period, The Twisted Twenty infuse these melodies with the intensity of the Baroque and forge a new sound for the 21st century.

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Gilmore & Roberts

on Thu, 20 Apr 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Katriona (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie (guitar) combine astounding musicianship with strong song-writing and trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. They have done great things since first playing here as students all of 10 years ago three BBC Folk Award nominations, touring with Fairport and much, much more.

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Gilmore & Roberts

on Thu, 20 Apr 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Katriona (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie (guitar) combine astounding musicianship with strong song-writing and trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. They have done great things since first playing here as students all of 10 years ago three BBC Folk Award nominations, touring with Fairport and much, much more.

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Rusty Shackle

on Thu, 20 Apr 2017 at Cambridge Portland Arms 7:00pm

http://rustyshackle.com/ Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult Welsh indie-roots band Rusty Shackle have been tearing up stages including Cambridge Folk Festival since 2010. Brandishing their distinct folk-roots sound and armed with an electrifying mix of rampant fiddle, scorching electric guitars, pounding drums, searing trumpet and banjo, the band have built up a devoted fanbase with their captivating live shows. Constantly evolving their sound, the band have released three albums over the last few years, each reaching the top 3 in the iTunes 'Alternative Folk/Singer Songwriter' charts. The songs are steeped in honest emotion and story telling and are born from the fires of Bruce Springsteen, Seth Lakeman, infused with the raw energy of Jack White and creativity of Tom Waits and mix it with everything in between. Their new album DUSK takes their music into brave new areas, introducing an edginess and immediacy to their melody-driven folk credentials. DUSK trawls through the darker stations of the world whilst never forgetting to take in the lighter stops on the line.

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Moishe's Bagel

on Thu, 20 Apr 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Thrillingly original cutting-edge klezmer and folk music from some of Scotland's finest musicians. An intoxicating, life-affirming mix of Eastern European dance music, Middle Eastern rhythms and virtuoso performances. Formed in Edinburgh in 2003, Moishe's Bagel combines the energy and passion of world folk music with the excitement and soul of improvisation. Boasting some of the best instrumentalists that Scotland has to offer (Salsa Celtica, Camille O'Sullivan, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Eliza Carthy, Scottish National Jazz Orchestra), they are equally at home jamming in a late night jazz den, grooving at a forest festival, or enthralling an upmarket concert hall. exhilarating, full-flavoured stuff, often breath-takingly intricate but played with jubilation the Bagel acquires the momentum of an express train The Herald this brilliantly accomplished and adventurous five-piece emphatically puts the class into unclassifiable. Scotsman http://moishesbagel.com/

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Oh Susanna, Ben Savage, Hannah Sanders

on Thu, 20 Apr 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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The Nightjar

on Thu, 20 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ------------------------------------------------------ New Roots presents.... The Nightjar + Nina Harries THE NIGHTJAR Originally conceived as a close-harmony vocal trio, a collaboration with South London producer Kams brought The Nightjar to the attention of Boiler Room's Joe Muggs. The ensuing Boiler Room debut went viral, and brought their 2015 'The Nightjar' EP plaudits from nearly 70,000 underground music fans, as well as the accolade of airplay on Radio 3's Late Junction. A successful crowd-funding campaign convinced them of the existence of an audience for their dream-like, ethereal songs of hope, loss and disaster and, in the autumn of 2015, The Nightjar relocated to a farmhouse in rural Portugal to begin their first full-length offering. 2016 tours of France, Germany and the UK saw audiences brought to a stand-still by the raw intensity of their performance, bringing them a reputation as a must-see live band. Drawing influence from the lo-fi wooze of Grouper, the stark and poignant balladry of Diane Cluck and the deft compositions of Colleen, The Nightjar use close-harmonies, tight-interlocking guitars, deep bass and an intense lead vocal to paint fragile, haunting landscapes. NINA HARRIES Nina Harries is a solo double-bassist and songwriter, and graduate of the prestigious Royal College of Music. A virtuosic player, possessed of a stunningly powerful singing voice, her intense perfromance style and strikingly unique songs mark her out as a singularly original talent. She recently performed at Glastonbury and the Time Out Rising Stars Showcase 2017. --------------------------------------------- New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk scene. It's committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves - for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible. Website: www.newrootsevents.com New Roots Radio: https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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O'hooley & Tidow

on Thu, 20 Apr 2017 at Preston The Continental 7:00pm

With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on 6 Music and Radio 2, a five star live review and feature in The Guardian, O'Hooley & Tidow are regarded as 'one of British folk's mightiest combinations' (Mojo). Their forthcoming new album Shadows is the follow up to groundbreaking album The Hum, which earned them a place in Mojo's Top 10 Folk Albums of 2014 and a nomination for 'Best Duo' in last year's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Having the originality and skill to invite comparison with the most celebrated harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Belinda and Heidi's powerful, deeply moving, and soulful performances are infused with an honesty and empathy that will disarm the hardest of hearts.

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Joseph Parsons/doghouse Roses @ No8

on Thu, 20 Apr 2017 at Launceston No 8 Cafe 8:00pm

Fantastic Double Bill of Americana. Joseph Parsons is returning with his exceptional personal take on blues americana, once again, with brilliant guitarist Freddi Lubitz, they really have a handle on the heart and soul of their music, guaranteed to bring the house down! The Doghouse Roses are Glasgow based duo Paul Tasker and Iona MacDonald who are gaining a phenominal reputation for both guitar work and singing their fusion folk/americana ...all in all a great evenings music is in store!

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Soundbox Presents Sam Carter

on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 at Chester The Lock Keeper 7:30pm

Doors: 7.30pm Start: 8pm Sam Carter stage time: c. 9.20pm Free parking after 3pm 5 mins' walk from venue at Delamere Street Car Park, and Brook Street Car Park Access: there is one short flight of stairs; ground floor and first-floor toilets

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Tania Opland And Mike Freeman

on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

"This duo is rather astonishing she's from Alaska and he's from England, and between them they play hammered dulcimer, fiddle, guitar, recorder and whistle, excellent percussion, sing, and have a wonderful stage presence. "Their repertoire is vast, and includes things like sing-alongs in Russian. Credits include numerous UK and US tours and seven albums (including collaborations with Anne McCaffrey)..." -Whidbey Island Folk Festival, Washington, USA "Unquestionably the most talented duo we have ever had at this club... I've never seen so much variety in a single set." -The Song Loft, Milton Keynes, England Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start

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Tania Opland And Mike Freeman

on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

"This duo is rather astonishing she's from Alaska and he's from England, and between them they play hammered dulcimer, fiddle, guitar, recorder and whistle, excellent percussion, sing, and have a wonderful stage presence. "Their repertoire is vast, and includes things like sing-alongs in Russian. Credits include numerous UK and US tours and seven albums (including collaborations with Anne McCaffrey)..." -Whidbey Island Folk Festival, Washington, USA "Unquestionably the most talented duo we have ever had at this club... I've never seen so much variety in a single set." -The Song Loft, Milton Keynes, England Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start

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3 Daft Monkeys

on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

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

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Ric Sanders Trio

on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

Fairport Convention's main violinist, Ric Sanders, has been to Wessex Acoustic before in different guises with Vo Fletcher and Catherine Howe. We are delighted to welcome him back with his trio playing a delightful mix of music with more than a little leaning towards jazz. Simply stunning and highly entertaining. Support from Suffolk's popular duo, Reset Prose.

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Gilmore And Roberts

on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Oh Susanna (can)

on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

In a career spanning almost two decades, Oh Susanna has released seven critically acclaimed records noted for their contemplative, thoughtful, folk-inspired songs that transport listeners into an imaginary emotional landscape. Whether applauding a young woman's need to stand tall in the face of dire circumstances, expressing love and tenderness to a dying loved one or embodying the anger of a soldier's widow, Oh Susanna's songs aim straight for the gut. The timeless themes of love, loss and longing are expressed in soaring melodies and vivid lyrics. Her most recent project is Namedropper, a killer collection of songs written especially for Oh Susanna by Canada's top songwriters. The album was created with and produced by Jim Bryson. This project is about friendship. Through music we want to express our admiration, gratitude and respect for our fellow Canadian songwriters. They kick us in the ass. They break our hearts. They inspire. 'Oh Susanna has become a musician to be reckoned with. The strength and intensity of her voice has an edge that conveys the evil of country blues.' - No Depression 'A solo performance by Oh Susanna is a singularly spine-tingling event.' - The Georgia Straight

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Megson At St Helen's Church Alveston

on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 at Bristol St Helens Church, Alveston 7:30pm

Megson are husband & wife duo who bring an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars. Comprising Debs Hanna (Vocals, Whistle, Piano Accordion) and Stu Hanna (Guitar, Mandola, Banjo) Megson have gained fame on the British folk scene, not only for their arresting & intelligent songwriting, but for their exquisite musicianship and northern humour. Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards Megson draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music.

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Sura Susso

on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sura Susso is a creative, versatile and talented Kora player & Percussionist, who hails from a Traditional Griot family in Gambia West Africa. He is the son of Mamudou Susso and Fatou Binta Cissokho, well-respected musicians in there own right and the younger brother of Seckou Keita who is also a accomplished and successful Kora player. Griots are historians, orators who hold family and village records. Praise musicians and singers pass this information down through the generations from father to son. Sura's first initiation to the Kora was at the age of four. The Kora is a 21 stringed traditional instrument, which is able to transfer beautiful twined melodic & rhythmic tones. At the age of seventeen, Seckou Keita invited his younger brother to join him on tour, sharing his talent as a percussionist. Performing in many countries around the world, this gave Sura the opportunity to shape his skills and experience as a performing artist. Sura's impressive debut album merges original compositions with various musical influences as well as incorporating rearranged traditional songs. Exhibiting his talent in an assortment of countries, venues and festivals, Sura was invited to perform at an opening ceremony at Manchester City Hospital playing for her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II in 2012; he has also partaken in a number of joint ventures, collaborating with a variation of skillful musicians. Sura's musical gift, once heard, is not easy to forget. His melodic style resonates deep within, transporting you far away to a harmonic place of sheer delight.

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Faustus Slaves Tour

on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 at Bishop's Castle The Three Tuns 7:30pm

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Faustus Slaves Tour

on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 at Bishop's Castle The Three Tuns 7:30pm

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Paul Lamb & Chad Strentz

on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

www.paullamb.com Blues Harp Giant with top sidesman Chad Strentz on guitar.

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Danni Nicholls

on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

Comfy & Acoustic 2017. Get the lower price of £8 by pre-booking. £10 on the door. Three fantastic acts in one bookshop. Act details coming soon. Doors open at 7pm, get in early to get a good seat. Stage times Paul Bell 8.00-8.35 Paul McClure 8.50-9.30 Danni Nicholls 9.45-10.30 The bookshop bar will be open serving hot and cold drinks, including alcohol, and cake. NO other food or drink to be brought onto the premises. IMPORTANT NOTE: Our stage is IN FRONT of the door so if you are late, you will have to wait outside, possibly in the cold rain, til the act finishes their set/song. Don't be late, or you'll have to wait. For details of parking and the bookshop please visit www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk. You can JOIN OUR CLUB that gets you into every single Comfy & Acoustic gig for less than half price. Send us an email or chat in-store for more details.

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Folklaw At Bingham Folk Club

on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 at Bingham Rugby Club Pavilion 8:00pm

Welcome to the world of FolkLaw! Exhilarating songs and music that guarantees to get your feet tapping, your face smiling and your feet jumping! Acrobatic fiddling and earthy vocals are interwoven with distinctive vocal harmonies, mandola and guitars, as FolkLaw deliver a subtle, reflective social commentary within a patchwork of inspirational songs and melodies. Music starts at 8.30pm and finishes at 11pm. Admission at the door on the night for people without tickets will be £7 - and only possible if space permits.

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Helter Skelter With Kibitz + Guests

on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of sweet klezmer at Jamboree... Kibitz are a 5/6-piece band performing energetic and soulful instrumental material influenced by traditional Eastern European and Klezmer tunes. Further guests TBC

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Catfish

on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 at Chichester The Chichester Inn 8:00pm

British Blues Award winner

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Jim Causley

on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 at Guildford Institute 7:30pm

Five times BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jim Causley is a singer/musician who is passionate about traditional song and particularly that of his native West Country. He became involved with traditional music from a young age via his family, the local folk scene and an historical tradition of wassailing in his home village of Whimple, East Devon. Jim has become reknowned for natural gift for interpreting traditional song, his deep, rich voice which belies his years and his relaxed and playful stage presence.

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Jim Causley

on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 at Guildford Institute 7:30pm

Five times BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jim Causley is a singer/musician who is passionate about traditional song and particularly that of his native West Country. He became involved with traditional music from a young age via his family, the local folk scene and an historical tradition of wassailing in his home village of Whimple, East Devon. Jim has become reknowned for natural gift for interpreting traditional song, his deep, rich voice which belies his years and his relaxed and playful stage presence.

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Daniel Nestlerode With Paul Ballantyne @ Shammick Acoustic

on Sat, 22 Apr 2017 at Combe Martin The Pack o' Cards 7:30pm

Daniel is an American singer who performs a good mix of traditional, original and modern songs, and, unusually, accompanies himself on mandolin. Originally a guitar player, after moving from Pennsylvania to California, he picked up a mandolin, and was hooked, proceeding to study with some of the great mandolinists of our time. Having crossed the Atlantic, he has lived in Cambridge since 2012, worked in a few local folk clubs, and released his first CD, 'More Than a Little Guitar' which received excellent reviews. Since then he has worked full time throughout England, Europe and back in the States, more recently adding guitarist Paul Ballantyne to the mix. He has built a convincing reputation for excellent vocal ability and history-soaked original songs it will be interesting to find out whose history

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Megson In Concert

on Sat, 22 Apr 2017 at Upper BasildonSt Stephens Church 7:00pm

Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards Megson draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music. The husband & wife duo bring an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars. Comprising Debs Hanna (Vocals, Whistle, Piano Accordion) and Stu Hanna (Guitar, Mandola, Banjo) Megson have gained fame on the British folk scene, not only for their arresting & intelligent songwriting, but for their exquisite musicianship and northern humour. As fRoots Magazine puts it 'if you don't like the music here then you have a problem' . The published prices are for earlybird tickets available until four weeks before the concert. After Saturday 25th March prices will be £15 adult, £10 age 14-17 (both plus booking fee).

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Megson In Concert

on Sat, 22 Apr 2017 at Upper BasildonSt Stephens Church 7:00pm

Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards Megson draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music. The husband & wife duo bring an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars. Comprising Debs Hanna (Vocals, Whistle, Piano Accordion) and Stu Hanna (Guitar, Mandola, Banjo) Megson have gained fame on the British folk scene, not only for their arresting & intelligent songwriting, but for their exquisite musicianship and northern humour. As fRoots Magazine puts it 'if you don't like the music here then you have a problem' . The published prices are for earlybird tickets available until four weeks before the concert. After Saturday 25th March prices will be £15 adult, £10 age 14-17 (both plus booking fee).

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Western Centuries

on Sat, 22 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Roots Music Mavericks WESTERN CENTURIES (Formerly Cahalen Morrison & Country Hammer) - New album tour. Round up a country band and an early R&B group with three lead vocalists, weave in a hefty amount of vocal harmony and witty turns-of-phrase, and let 'em rock out like The Band. The sound of roots music mavericks Western Centuries sits at these crossroads, and their debut album Weight of the World introduces a band as skillful in their musicianship as they are innovative in their writing. With upbeat, barroom dance numbers, lilting, introspective tunes of heartbreak, and everything in between, the album strikes an oft-strived-for but rarely achieved balance between genre-busting experimentation and thoughtful continuity. Produced by Bill Reynolds (Band of Horses) and recorded in his Nashville studio, Weight of the World features three different songwriters and lead vocalists; the result is a sound that deftly defies neat categorization. The progressive, almost psychedelic nature of the album's lyrics infuses the 12-track record with a distinctly modern sensibility. Sure, there's ample pedal steel and plenty of country telecaster twang, but Western Centuries elevate these neo-traditional two-stepping tunes into transcendental, rootsy rock 'n roll doused think-pieces. While its lyrics are impressively layered with meaning, Weight of the World will appeal to just about any fan of roots music; the album certainly showcases the band's great range and ability to blend influences ranging from early rhythm and blues, all the way to straight up country. But it's also marked with a profound ingenuity the type that feels instinctual rather than intentionally labored for, the kind that continues to flourish and snake into new realms as time wears on. This is just the beginning for Western Centuries, and it's not likely their creative well is going to dry up any time soon. Western Centuries will release Weight of the World via Free Dirt Records on June 3, 2016 (CD/LP/digital), and will tour the USA this summer and fall in support of their new release. "I loved making this record. I want to strut it around like an old leather jacket. A record chock full of great songs - a classic." Bill Reynolds (Band of Horses), Producer "This record and band hits the spot. The songs are cool, smart, deep and fun (the way I like my swimming pools). They're rooted in classic country with a twist. These guys do it right." Jim Lauderdale "Country music is alive and well. Great players, fine songwriting, and honest singers." Willie Watson "Three very different voices, different rhythms, different takes on love, loss, drink, sadness, joy, pondering.all the stuff we howl at the moon about, shake our fists at, dance to, laugh with, think about given musical life in the songs by Cahalen, Jim and Ethan on this new album by Western Centuries. You'll dance, you'll smile, you might even cry a little, but you won't turn away.Alice Gerrard

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Big Mamma's Door

on Sat, 22 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Regulars on the London blues scene, and fronted by the ballsy vocals of Fiona McElroy, Big Mamma's Door play an eclectic mix of swinging blues from the 20s-50s. "The audience was wowed by the sheer personality of Fiona as a performer, the artistry of the guitarist and the musical excellence of the rest of the band." Blues in Britain "The crowd had no choice but to enjoy things enormously..." Blues in London "Excellent band...her smoky/laid-back voice does the risqué blues-with-soul stuff with a vengeance." Blues in the South

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The Company Of Players

on Sat, 22 Apr 2017 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

Inspired by the likes of The Elizabethan Sessions and The Full English, The Company of Players is a contemporary folk supergroup set up by Jess Distill of Said The Maiden. The purpose - to write, record and perform songs inspired by the works of William Shakespeare, To help Mark the 400th anniversary of his death. With sponsorship from Looe Music festival and funding already in place for a second project, 2017 is set to be a big year for the Company. The collective features the talents of emerging folk artists Said The Maiden, Lukas Drinkwater, Kelly Oliver, Sam Kelly, Chris Cleverley, Kim Lowings, Minnie Birch, and Daria Kulesh. Having already been championed by the likes of Mike Harding, and Geoff Lakeman. The Company of Players offers a very exciting, dynamic and theatrical live show.

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Jason Wilber

on Sat, 22 Apr 2017 at East Grinstead The Dorset Arms 7:30pm

Jason Wilber is a Nashville singer songwriter, and recording artist. He has released nine albums and his latest, Echoes, was released in April 2016; his first to focus on material written by other songsmiths. He has played with numerous artists, and has been in John Prine's band for many years. Over the years he's also lent his guitar talents to his friends Todd Snider, Iris Dement, and Greg Brown, among others. He has performed in all 50 states and across Canada, Europe, and the United Kingdom. Jason played guitar on John Prine's Grammy award-winning album Fair & Square and on Prine's two Grammy award-nominated albums Live on Tour and In Spite of Ourselves (which spent 32 weeks on the Billboard Country Charts). Jason Wilber served as Co-Executive Producer on the compilation CD Coal Country Music featuring Willie Nelson, Gillian Welch, Ralph Stanley, Jason and the Scorchers, Kathy Mattea, Justin Townes Earle, Natalie Merchant, Diana Jones, Tom T. Hall, Bonnie Raitt, John Prine, Jean Ritchie, and other artists, who all contributed their talents to benefit the Alliance for Appalachia's work to stop Mountain Top Removal in rural Appalachia. In his spare time, he's a radio host and interviewer whose syndicated radio show, In Search of a Song, finds him in peer-to-peer conversations with Josh Ritter, Mary Gauthier, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Steve Earle and other heavies. His TV and radio appearances are too numerous to include here. The night before appearing in East Grinstead Jason will be performing on stage with John Prine at the London Palladium; yes we are very lucky that he has found time to play at The Dorset Arms Jonas and Jane are an Americana Duo from the UK who consist of harmony driven and bluegrass influenced folk. "Brilliant! Some serious tricky finger picking!" Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2 "Absolutely beautiful, right up my street. They are superb." Steve Cherelle, BBC Essex

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Jake Leg Jug Band

on Sat, 22 Apr 2017 at Lyme Regis Marine Theatre 7:30pm

The Jake Leg Jug Band bring you the authentic sounds of 1920's and 30's America - Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Ragtime - and put their own twist on it. Songs of murder, betrayal, gambling, liquor and redemption.

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Dila V & The Odd Beats

on Sat, 22 Apr 2017 at Presteigne Assembly Rooms 8:00pm

Exhilarating mix of Turkish folk, Balkan dance beats and Greek Rebetiko. Get ready to dance!

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Uk Country Live! Presents Ashton Lane

on Sat, 22 Apr 2017 at Glasgow Broadcast 7:00pm

Ashton Lane are husband and wife duo, Esther and Tim O'Connor and they are part of a new wave of homegrown modern country music originating in the UK. 2016 saw them perform at the famous Country 2 Country festival in London, plus receive nominations in 2 categories at this years BCMA (British Country Music Awards) for best Duo and Best Song. Their most recent album Nashville Heart received 5 star reviews in the UK press and radio support across the UK and Europe.

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Becky Langan

on Sat, 22 Apr 2017 at Lancaster The Gregson Centre 7:00pm

Born in Rochdale, England (1992), Becky Langan is a percussive fingerstyle guitarist who employs a combination of extended techniques that explore the outermost reaches of the acoustic guitar. With over 13 years playing experience, Becky unleashes her creativity by performing incredibly complex instrumental acoustic guitar compositions at concerts around the UK. Having attended numerous master classes from her main inspirations, Becky employs the use of unique alternative tunings, two-handed tapping, percussive tempos and natural harmonic melodies drawn from her inspirations Andy McKee, Jon Gomm, Maneli Jamal and Thomas Leeb. Becky was a semi-finalist on Guitar Star 2016 (Series 2) which aired on Sky Arts - a TV show which scours the UK to discover a world class guitarist. Throughout this competition, she recorded at Abbey Road Studios with producer Tony Visconti and received mentor sessions from many iconic musicians, including; Tony Iommi, George Benson, Wilko Johnson, Jon Gomm and Preston Reed.

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Celebrate Nepalese New Year With Namlo

on Sat, 22 Apr 2017 at London St Ethelburga's, Bishopsgate 7:00pm

We are very excited to have Namlo back at St Ethelburgas! Namlo is the only London-based Nepali band, committed to raise the profile of Nepali music in a global context. Namlo's music is a unique blend of beautiful melodies and irresistible rhythms inspired by the diverse folk traditions, cultures and landscapes of Nepal. Namlo is the name for the essential head strap attached to the Doko bamboo basket used to carry goods across Nepal. The name is fitting as Namlo's debut album carries precious memories of home into new lands, transforming them with new creative influences and ideas. The band hopes that their music will take listeners on a magical journey into other lives and landscapes. The Band Members are: Dobble Bass (Robyn Hemmings) Derek Richard (percussion) Santa Pawan (Nepalese Percussion) Shreya Rai (Vocal) Ganga Thapa (Guitar + Vocal + Tungna Joe (Clarinet) Bishwo Shahi ( Guitar) Our very special sound engineer! Food and drink will be available for sale on the night. Doors open at 7pm, Music at 7:30 pm

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Jess And Richard Arrowsmith

on Sun, 23 Apr 2017 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

Traditional songs and music on melodeon and fiddle. Not remotely like Aerosmith!

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Balagan Cafe Band

on Sun, 23 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- An eclectic new project, this group combines the worlds of jazz, world music and classical, featuring the intimate chamber instrumentation of violin, guitar, cello and accordion and an elegant yet fiery fusion of improvisation and written music. Ranging from Parisian and American Jazz, the Chaabi music of Algeria, Tango from Argentina, Balkan folk melodies through to the early modern and folk music of Western Europe, Balagan fuses these threads into a coherent and characteristic sound world. '...this is music for the ears, heart and feet.' The past couple of years have seen the band perform at venues including the Elgar Room, Omnibus and National Portrait Gallery to enthusiastic public responses. The ensemble features some of the UK's most versatile and capable artists. Christian Miller - Guitar/Leader Having traded Astronomy for jazz, Christian has played guitar with the broadest possible spectrum of UK jazz musicians including Heidi Vogel, Mike Mondesir, Adrian Cox, Alex Garnett and Nigel Price, as well New York swing scene favourite Gordon Webster. Equally at home on electric and acoustic instruments, his current projects include Kit Massey's Hot Club of Jupiter, the Southside Gypsy Trio and his own trio and quartets playing modern and contemporary jazz. Richard Jones-Violin Richard Jones is a dynamic, exciting young British musician who strives to forge and unearth musical collaborations between a wide range of musical contexts. Since completing his Masters studies at the Guildhall, he has immersed himself in the London music scene and has found a seat within a plethora of different bands. Far removing the violin from the orchestral setting, he delves into rock, folk, world music and jazz to find his sounds. Already, Richard has had the pleasure of working with a host of renowned musicians, including Nicolas Meier, Audrey Riley, Robert Mitchell, Alex Hutton and Christine Tobin. Shirley Smart- Cello After 10 years living in Jerusalem, Shirley now lives in London, where she has quickly established herself on the jazz and world music scenes. She has performed with YoYo Ma, Yasmin Levy, Neil Cowley, Gilad Atzmon, Antonio Forcione, Shekoyokh, Kosmos, London Klezmer Quartet, Avishai Cohen, Omer Avital, Sabreen, Ross Daly, Arun Ghosh, Alice Zawadski, Maurizio Minardi, Sefiroth Ensemble and Partikel as well as leading her own projects, including North African and Middle Eastern group the Melange Collective.

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Ollie King

on Mon, 24 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.00pm. 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 by Andy Cutting as one of the finest up and coming young melodeon players in England, Ollie King pushes the boundaries and expectations of the humble squeezebox. Firmly rooted in the English tradition, his playing explores the emotive side of the instrument, which he expertly showcases through his selection of material from both within and without the folk canon. Due for release in February 2017, Ollie's second album Diffractions explores the nature of folk music, and how it changes and morphs through the people that play and write it. Since being a finalist in the 2011 New Roots competition, he has gone from strength to strength, releasing his critically acclaimed debut album Gambit on RootBeat Records in autumn 2014. In summer 2015, Ollie was asked to perform alongside BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winning duo Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker in the National Theatre's production of Our Country's Good, featuring music composed and curated by Cerys Matthews MBE. For a young musician, he is astonishingly mature and fluent, with a lyrical, flowing style all his own. He produces a rich, mellow sound, perhaps not unconnected to his use of vintage Hohner melodeons. Whatever difference that makes, he is a real delight to listen to. - fRoots Magazine

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Ben Poole

on Mon, 24 Apr 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

When you hear comments such as these from some of the worlds' greatest guitar players and one of the leading UK roots magazines you just know they have heard something very special. Twenty-five year old Ben Poole is currently being described as the most exciting young blues guitarist to come out of the UK for a long, long time. Ben really brings the fire with his licks. He's got neck-snapping vibrato where he catches a bunch of strings at once and grinds the shit out of them. By the way he hits the guitar, we can only assume it's been saying rude things about his mother! Ben impressed with his tone, touch and stage presence" - Total Guitar' magazine Blues Extravaganza! The guitar sounds were impeccable, the timing was beyond reproach and there was evidence of dynamic awareness throughoutThis was no lazy blues offering Ben managed to sneak in everything from country licks to Satriani-style legato widdling, yet this was never to the detriment of the overall musicality of the performance. Nice! - Guthrie Govan

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Ben Poole

on Mon, 24 Apr 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

When you hear comments such as these from some of the worlds' greatest guitar players and one of the leading UK roots magazines you just know they have heard something very special. Twenty-five year old Ben Poole is currently being described as the most exciting young blues guitarist to come out of the UK for a long, long time. Ben really brings the fire with his licks. He's got neck-snapping vibrato where he catches a bunch of strings at once and grinds the shit out of them. By the way he hits the guitar, we can only assume it's been saying rude things about his mother! Ben impressed with his tone, touch and stage presence" - Total Guitar' magazine Blues Extravaganza! The guitar sounds were impeccable, the timing was beyond reproach and there was evidence of dynamic awareness throughoutThis was no lazy blues offering Ben managed to sneak in everything from country licks to Satriani-style legato widdling, yet this was never to the detriment of the overall musicality of the performance. Nice! - Guthrie Govan

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The Askew Sisters

on Mon, 24 Apr 2017 at Chesham Folk Club 8:15pm

The Askew Sisters are Emily and Hazel. They are now firmly established as one of the most popular, successful and respected acts on the English folk club and festival scene From dark ballads to uplifting dance tunes, they play with driving energy and the unity of two people who have performed together all of their lives. They use fiddle, melodeon and concertina to breathtaking effect, creating cinematic arrangements that get to the very heart of each song. They also have a brilliant new album , In the Air or the Earth

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Jeff Lang

on Mon, 24 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- One of Australia's most creative and revered guitarists, and a cricket fan to boot. Originally influenced by several of the great US acoustic blues players Jeff has developed his own individual style of guitar playing encompassing rock, roots, folk, blues and improvisation, accompanied by his dynamic songwriting which is unafraid to tackle any subject with immense compassion and understanding. If 'singularly unique' describes anyone it has to be Jeff.

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Steve Ashley

on Mon, 24 Apr 2017 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Steve Ashley

on Mon, 24 Apr 2017 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Manitoba Hal

on Mon, 24 Apr 2017 at Maidstone Pizza Express Music Room 7:00pm

Monday 24th April 2017 Maidstone Pizza Express - Doors at 7pm, Gig at 7.30pm Manitoba Hal Brolund's ONLY Kent date in 2017 is in the Maidstone Pizza Express Music Room. Come and listen to one of the world's greatest ukulele players whilst enjoying a slice of fiorentina or bowl of fettucini.

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Calan

on Mon, 24 Apr 2017 at Maldon Town Hall 8:00pm

Fiddles, guitar, accordion, bagpipes and step dancing explode into life when CALAN, the energetic young folk band from Wales, take to the stage. They breathe fire into the old traditions with their infectious rhythms and high voltage routines before melting into some of the most beautiful and haunting songs as they explore the legends of Wales' very own fairy realm with tales of magic, myth and mischief. Great fun, a huge sense of humour, and step-dancing from a champion dancer makes for an outstanding show. Folk just got a kick up the Noughties... ..stunning use of instrumentation, gorgeously crafted songs, sprightly foot-tappers, verve and raw excitement BELFAST TELEGRAPH

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Hannah James' Jigdoll

on Mon, 24 Apr 2017 at Leicester The Guildhall 7:00pm

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Lynne Hanson And The Good Intentions

on Tue, 25 Apr 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Roots music, rough-around-the-edges folk. Canadian songwriter Lynne Hanson prefers "porch music with a little red dirt." Lynne's songs are like a favourite pair of jeans. They're faded and worn through in spots, with a bit of honestly-acquired grit ground into the seams. Lynne is a winner of the Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award, has been been nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award, and has toured Canada, the US, Europe and the UK. Lynne has toured in support of Grammy nominated songwriters (Gretchen Peters, Steve Forbert) as well as guitar legend Albert Lee. Her last album 'River of Sand' recieved crtical acclaim and she will be touring the UK in 2017 with a new release.

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100 Club Tuesday Blues Presents Bourbon Street Revival

on Tue, 25 Apr 2017 at London 100 Club 7:15pm

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Ollie King

on Tue, 25 Apr 2017 at Bradford On Avon West Barn 7:00pm

Described by Andy Cutting as one of the finest up and coming young melodeon players in England, Ollie King pushes the boundaries and expectations of the humble squeezebox. Firmly rooted in the English tradition, his playing explores the emotive side of the instrument, which he expertly showcases through his selection of material from both within and without the folk canon. Following the release of his hugely successful debut album Gambit in 2014, Ollie will release his second album Diffractions in Spring 2017. The album explores the nature of the folk process - how the music morphs and changes as it passes from person to person - and how this process affects other music, particularly that from the Western Classical tradition. As well as melodeon and vocals, he also contributes electric guitar, piano, and duet concertina, which (alongside vocals from Rosie Hood, fiddle from Tom Kitching, trombone from Al Simpson, and bass & percussion from producer Tom Wright) gives the album a much fuller sound than his previous offerings. ​ As well as solo work, Ollie also works closely with BBC Folk Award nominated singer Rosie Hood, critically acclaimed ceilidh band The Discussion Topic, and is a member of the band Iris, who aim to make folk music more inclusive by incorporating Makaton signing into their performances. In summer 2015, Ollie was asked to perform alongside BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winning duo Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker in the National Theatre's production of Our Country's Good, featuring music composed and curated by Cerys Matthews MBE. He has also recorded music for a production of Great Expectations at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds. ​ For a young musician, he is astonishingly mature and fluent, with a lyrical, flowing style all his own. He produces a rich, mellow sound, perhaps not unconnected to his use of vintage Hohner melodeons. Whatever difference that makes, he is a real delight to listen to. fRoots Magazine

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Al Stewart - Back To The Bedsit Tour 2017

on Wed, 26 Apr 2017 at Sheffield City Hall 7:30pm

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Sam Carter

on Wed, 26 Apr 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

on Wed, 26 Apr 2017 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Oh Susanna

on Wed, 26 Apr 2017 at High Wycombe Secret venue 7:00pm

TIMELESS CANADIAN SONGSTRESS OH SUSANNA POPS INTO HIGH WYCOMBE TO PLAY A VERY INTIMATE HOUSE CONCERT [ 30 SEATS ONLY] AS PART OF HER TOUR TO PROMOTE THE NEW RELEASE " A GIRL IN TEEN CITY" DUE SPRING 2017.

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Luke Tuchscherer + Hannah Rose Platt

on Wed, 26 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

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

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Lynne Hanson & The Good Intentions

on Wed, 26 Apr 2017 at Biddulph Arms 7:30pm

Please note: Due to the current temporary closure of the Biddulph Arms, events listed as taking place there may have to be moved to alternative local venues if the pub does not re-open in time. Please visit this site regularly for the latest updates and/or contact us via http://www.biddulphupinarms.com or via our Facebook Biddulph Up In Arms page.

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Magic Teapot Presents Josienne Clark And Ben Walker

on Wed, 26 Apr 2017 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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The Jaywalkers.

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

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Tania Opland & Mike Freeman

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

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

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Tania Opland & Mike Freeman

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

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

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Michael Chapman & Ehud Banai

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

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

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Bonfire Radicals

on Thu, 27 Apr 2017 at Uxbridge RNA 7:30pm

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

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Bonfire Radicals

on Thu, 27 Apr 2017 at Uxbridge RNA 7:30pm

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

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

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

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

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Emily Maguire

on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Best-known for her strong, thought-provoking lyrics and supremely expressive vocals, Emily Maguire's songs have been played regularly on Radio 2 and have won her fans across the globe. Originally from London, Emily spent four years living in a recycled shack on a farm out in the Australian bush where she made goats cheese to finance her music. Following the release of her critically acclaimed albums 'Stranger Place' and 'Keep Walking', Emily returned to the UK touring extensively with some of the world's great singer-songwriters including American legend Don McLean. Her third album 'Believer', a 'masterpiece' according to Maverick Magazine, won rave reviews in the music press with two songs playlisted on BBC Radio 2. As an advocate for mental health, Emily speaks frequently in the media about combating the stigma of mental illness and plays gigs in mental health hospitals, singing her songs for staff and patients. She has been featured several times on Radio 4 including Woman's Hour, Loose Ends and Midweek, where she was interviewed by Libby Purves talking about her book 'Start Over Again'. A classically-trained multi-instrumentalist, Emily is truly 'a talent to be reckoned with' (R2 Magazine). Her fourth album 'Bird Inside A Cage', released in 2013, was produced by Nigel Butler (k.d.lang, Will Young, Robbie Williams). Butler has also produced Emily's latest album 'A Bit Of Blue', which follows a dark time in her life and is a hauntingly beautiful testament to the human spirit. Emily is publishing a new book of poetry and prose, 'Notes From The North Pole' in November 2016. Her new album is due for release in February 2017. Exquisite UNCUT MAGAZINE A class act THE MIRROR Assuredintelligentenjoyablea true artist R2 MAGAZINE www.emilymaguire.com www.facebook.com/EmilyMaguireMusic @emilymaguirehq www.youtube.com/emilymaguireofficial

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Liverpool Acoustic Live, Featuring Hafdis Huld [iceland]

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

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

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The Fobo Jug Band

on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... The FoBo Jug Band are a ragtime country-blues outfit sure to get your feet stomping. With one foot firmly routed in the sounds of the Mississippi, these three talented young men will hypnotise you with their guitar, piano, harp and washboard melodies of old.

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By The Rivers

on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

By The Rivers have firmly placed themselves on the radar with the pop, soul and reggae fusion sound with an Afrobeat twist. Their debut album led to extensive touring, across the UK and Europe in support of a host of great names including The Wailers, Jamie Cullum, Michael Kiwanuka, The Specials, Madness and Fun Lovin' Criminals. They are known for their electrifying live shows and festival performances at Glastonbury, Bestival, Shambala and Boomtown also led to them being chosen as one of their 'Top 5 Future Rising Stars' by the BBC.

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Chris Jagger And The Cronies

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

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

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Chris Jagger And The Cronies

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

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

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Calico The Band + Ted Russell Kamp

on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CALICO the band is Kirsten Proffit and Manda Mosher. Kirsten & Manda came from individual singer/songwriter careers until Calico brought them together. As powerful as each is individually, an undeniable magic occurs when their writing and voices come together. It's at the heart of their debut album, Rancho California, which is replete with singularly strong songwriting chops, rich harmonies, and a pervasive Americana passion. Like the expansive spirit of Laurel Canyon that spawned so many famous bands and artists, now comes this new spirit, rooted in the vast valleys and canyons of L.A. "Just when it seemed that the term 'Americana' was being hopelessly diluted and unfocused, along comes CALICO the band to define the term for us with new vigor and focus. In the hands and spirit of these gifted ladies, all of whom have had thriving solo careers, Americana is reborn in the spirit of Laurel Canyon, the spirt of the great songwriters (Joni Mitchell, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Jackson Browne, etc.) who flourished there. It's there in lyrics which speak with urgency of modern times, with music of great passion and beauty, cloaked in warm acoustics and close harmonies. Rancho California picks up that torch and lights up these lyrical songs with great purity and love." - Paul Zollo, American Songwriter Magazine "Rancho California is to music as Technicolor was to film in the 50's and 60's." - Jefferson Läufer, Rock Bands of LA "The best of L.A.'s country past, present and future clearly emerges from Calico's debut, Rancho California." - Terry Roland, No Depression -------------------------------------------- TED RUSSELL CAMP writes, records and travels the world performing his own country/roots/Americana music from his seven critically-acclaimed albums. Ted also plays live, records sessions, and collaborates on songs with A-list songwriters and musicians in Nashville, Austin and around the world. Ted is well known for his ability to step into bands and rock all genres of music the decades he spent holding down the bottom end for bands as diverse as Shooter Jennings and Wilson Phillips made sure Ted had the chops for anything from major festivals to David Letterman appearances. The last few years have found Ted focusing on his own career. He tours continuously in the US and Europe, and has been releasing his solo albums to critical acclaim. His records have debuted at #1 on the Euroamericana Chart and made the US Americana Chart's Top 100 Records of the Year.

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Megson

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

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

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Martin Simpson

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

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

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All The Wild Folk With Dallahan + The Medlars

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

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

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Tradarrr At The Lab, Northampton

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

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

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Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

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

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

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Henry Priestman & Loved Up Les

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

An intimate and up close show from the songwriter behind the chart topping band The Christians. Henry will be joined by his partner in musical crimes, Loved Up Les Glover for some audience banter and musical mayhem. In 2009, Henry Priestman (who wrote all those hits for The Christians in the 80's, and Yachts' songs in the 70's) reinvented himself as a singer-songwriter, and released his debut solo CD The Chronicles of Modern Life to critical acclaim, and singles from the album (including Grey's The New Blonde) made it onto the Radio 2 playlist. Proper Records released The Last Mad Surge of Youth, in 2014 and it garnered Henry the best reviews he's had in 36 years of releasing records, and in 2015 a live 21 track DVD was released, Settle Down, covering songs from his 38 years in the music biz. UnCut: 8/10 compares favourably to Ray Davies. These are heart-warming self-assured songs from a man confidently declaring that he's not done yet R2: **** Clever crafted songwritingfull of proper tunes & grown-up wordsa clever, wily, literate writer Q: ***It's all bound by Priestman's songwriterly craft: some things age cannot whither New Zealand, Sunday Star Times ****1/2 (CD of the Week) : unique clarity, and honesty Classic Pop: **** A lovingly crafted albumhis fourth act might be his best New Zealand, The Dominion Post ****: Priestman occupies the territory somewhere between Ray Davies' sardonic take on life and Nick Lowe's sly humour ** Please note we operate a strict no talking policy when acts are performing. Please show the artists and your fellow gig goers the proper respect ** Food will be available before the gig. To book a table or for more info call 01698 733311

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Ewan Mclennan

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

* PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CONCERT IS ON A SATURDAY! * Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from Ewan McLennan, plus a set from each of the support acts. * Concessionary tickets are for the unwaged (ie no paid employment) - proof required at the door on the night. Please note that we have an allocation of ten concessionary online tickets for each of our concerts - first come first served! * Tickets on the door (where still available) will be priced at £13/11 * Mix of row seats and standing room. * Seats are not reserved, and a ticket may not always guarantee a seat, although there will be standing room. IF HAVING A SEAT IS ESSENTIAL TO YOU, PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ARE THERE WHEN THE DOOR OPENS AT 7PM, AS THE ROOM FILLS UP QUICKLY FOR POPULAR CONCERTS. We will not be able to bring in extra seats. * Food and real ale available! Please note that you will not be able to eat in the ballroom where the concert is held, although once the doors open you may reserve a seat in the ballroom and then eat elsewhere. If you wish to eat, please ensure that you arrive in plenty of time to order and eat your food. * For more information or to contact the Goose please see our website www.thegooseisout.com

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Ewan Mclennan

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

* PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CONCERT IS ON A SATURDAY! * Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from Ewan McLennan, plus a set from each of the support acts. * Concessionary tickets are for the unwaged (ie no paid employment) - proof required at the door on the night. Please note that we have an allocation of ten concessionary online tickets for each of our concerts - first come first served! * Tickets on the door (where still available) will be priced at £13/11 * Mix of row seats and standing room. * Seats are not reserved, and a ticket may not always guarantee a seat, although there will be standing room. IF HAVING A SEAT IS ESSENTIAL TO YOU, PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ARE THERE WHEN THE DOOR OPENS AT 7PM, AS THE ROOM FILLS UP QUICKLY FOR POPULAR CONCERTS. We will not be able to bring in extra seats. * Food and real ale available! Please note that you will not be able to eat in the ballroom where the concert is held, although once the doors open you may reserve a seat in the ballroom and then eat elsewhere. If you wish to eat, please ensure that you arrive in plenty of time to order and eat your food. * For more information or to contact the Goose please see our website www.thegooseisout.com

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Worry Dolls

on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

MrWishyWashy presents Launderette Sessions http://www.oldcinemalaunderette.uk/retro-gig-venue https://www.facebook.com/LaunderetteSessions/ https://mobile.twitter.com/LaunderetteSess https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g190832-d6612072-Reviews-Old_Cinema_Launderette-Durham_County_Durham_England.html https://www.instagram.com/launderette_sessions/ Old Cinema Launderette is a mix of standing and seating. If you wish to be seated it is best to arrive early. Doors open at 7pm. If you have any special needs please advise us by email to mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com and we will do our very best to accommodate these. The launderette is wheelchair friendly as is our beautiful toilet. All timings are approximate but generally:- Support 19.50 Headline 20.30 Old Cinema Launderette is a licenced venue and also serves OCC Coffee and Yorkshire Tea. We have a selection of fruit Teas and posh soft drinks. About Worry Dolls https://youtu.be/2uTC-zvNTEQ Worry Dolls met at Paul McCartney's school of music in Liverpool. Bonding initially due to having the same fiery red locks, what sets them apart is their tongue-in-cheek, honest lyrics and their refusal to sing cliché love songs. Described by Bob Harris as a warm and infectious sound, Worry Dolls' music is packed full of sublime harmonies, atop a plethora of varied instruments. Many will have seen them performing at Glastonbury Festival, supporting Joan Armatrading on tour, or heard their music played on Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music. With two EPs already under their belt, Worry Dolls recently returned from Nashville, where they recorded their debut album with producer Neilson Hubbard (Matthew Perryman Jones), to be released in early 2017. Since their first EP, Worry Dolls' sound has grown as their influences shifted towards the rootsier sounds of Nashville & the Appalachian mountains still with a strong UK stamp. In their time together as a duo, they've forged something substantially stronger than a hair colour match. A beautiful and captivating result.

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Keston Cobblers Club, Special Matinee Show

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

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

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Keston Cobblers Club,

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

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Harry Bird And The Rubber Wellies @ Wychwood Folk Club

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

Travelling folksters Harry Bird and the Rubber Wellies present their intimate cabaret of joyful, sing-a-long choruses and general participatory fun. Pirates, lizards, cracks in the wall and Basque cyclists all inhabit the songscape. And a beard snood. They are currently touring with their latest album Bricks and Feathers. Skippered by guitarist Harry Bird (Cambridge/Edinburgh/Bilbao) and the multi-tasking Christophe Capewell (Sheffield/Dublin), they have spent the last eight years on the road, playing bars, cafes, circus galas, festivals, folk clubs and front rooms alike, cheering audiences all over from Galway in Ireland to Gisborne in New Zealand. After the success of Long Way to Be Free (2009) and The Bones on Black (2012), their third studio album, Bricks and Feathers, was released in May 2015 with the help of the usual crew of far flung welly misfits. "One of my favourite bands of recent years" - Mike Harding, former BBC Radio 2 presenter An album that consistently surprises and delights...it is folk music as artefact, not industry...simply magnificant - Sean McGhee, editor R2 Tickets £10.00 in advance £12.00 on the door Parking & Bar Available Contact: Mark/Elaine 01993831427 or 07870563299 wychwoodfolkclub@zoho.com

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Amadou Diage And Group Yaker

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

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

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Amadou Diage And Group Yaker

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

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

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Esg Presents Luke Jackson

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

EXETER SECRET GIGS IS VERY PROUD TO PRESENT LUKE JACKSON with special guest Rebecca Loebe A meeting in Kansas, USA led to a transatlantic partnership of two exceptional charismatic young songwriters. LUKE JACKSON is a rising young Roots singer/songwriter from Canterbury, Kent , and 2013 saw him nominated for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award and in 2014 he was named Fatea's Male Artist of the Year With a bold, show stopping voice and honed guitar skills, Luke is a confident and captivating performer demonstrating an astonishing maturity. He has been making waves on the live acoustic scene supporting such luminaries as Show of Hands, Karine Polwart, Oysterband and Martyn Joseph and he has delivered startling performances on the UK festival scene, from Cambridge to Sidmouth and The Great British Folk Festival. In the last year Luke as been playing Festivals across Europe, along with playing solo shows in The Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and Germany. Luke released his brand new studio album, Tall Tales and Rumours in November 2016 and according to Acoustic Magazine, Every so often a new voice emerges, one so stunning that it knocks you sideways. Jackson has been compared to a young Richard Thompson and for once these are not empty words- emphasising the exceptional maturity and versatility of one of the most exciting young singer songwriters and live performers on the scene! www.lukepauljackson.com Luke has a voice you could get lost in. He has a musical maturity and a songwriting ability that belies his years. His roots may be firmly within folk music but his exuberant stage performance suggests emerging rock star! London Life Luke has already acquired both an unmistakable voice and a strikingly individual vision, so has a tremendous head start on the competition fRoots Reminds me of Jeff Buckley, which can only be a good thing Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Two words, bloody brilliant Maverick 5 star review REBECCA LOEBE is a young singer-songwriter who grew up in Atlanta and has done time in DC, Boston and New York, now making her home in Austin, TX. She is known for her distinct voice, well-crafted songs and ability to bring an audience to her journeys, introducing them to the characters she meets and observations she makes as she travels. Rebecca has toured non-stop since 2009, averaging 150-200 shows per year as a headliner and as support for The Civil Wars, Ellis Paul, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Matt the Electrician and others In 2011 she was a featured contestant on the first season of NBC's The Voice, winning a spot on Team Adam and an iTunes Top 10 single worldwide with her captivating re-imagination of Nirvana's Come As You Are. Earlier this year she was ranked #9 on Alternate Root magazine's annual listing of the 30 Best Female Singers in America. www.rebeccaloebe.com Quite simply this is a wall-to-wall folk/pop delight Maverick An absolutely stunning voice Atlanta Journal Constitution Alt Folk at its best Entertainment Realm AT THIS VENUE, THERE WILL BE A LICENSED BAR AND FREE (but limited) PARKING next to the church. Additional parking is availble in the surrounding streets. Tickets on the door will cost £12.

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Mario Batkovic

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

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Sophie Ramsay And Sarah Smout

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

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

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Daniel Bachman & Jake Xerxes Fussell

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

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

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Tradfest: European & Scottish Ceilidh With Philippe Plard - Early Bird

on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 at Edinburgh St Peter's Hall 7:30pm

EdinBal invites you to another great night of folk dancing! Back by popular demand, after an amazing bal two years ago, we are incredibly excited to host Philippe Plard again! Highly acclaimed melodeon player from France, his energy and virtuosity are legendary; be prepared to be blown-away! You will also dance on the local and highly talented Scottish and European ceilidh band led by Andrew Mill & Four-Fingered Fre. Bal folk is like a French/Western European version of a ceilidh, and is open to everybody, no partner nor experience necessary. Informal and fun atmosphere guaranteed! You can simply come to listen to the wonderful music, or move your body on the dance floor there are basic steps for each of the dances, but these can be learnt very quickly during the bal, or during the quick dance course we'll provide at the start to boost your confidence. A will to have a fun folky evening is everything which is required! Tickets at the door will be £11/£9(conc.) Concessions: students / unwaged / over 60 / under 18 Free entrance for children under 12

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Tradfest: European & Scottish Ceilidh With Philippe Plard - Early Bird

on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 at Edinburgh St Peter's Hall 7:30pm

EdinBal invites you to another great night of folk dancing! Back by popular demand, after an amazing bal two years ago, we are incredibly excited to host Philippe Plard again! Highly acclaimed melodeon player from France, his energy and virtuosity are legendary; be prepared to be blown-away! You will also dance on the local and highly talented Scottish and European ceilidh band led by Andrew Mill & Four-Fingered Fre. Bal folk is like a French/Western European version of a ceilidh, and is open to everybody, no partner nor experience necessary. Informal and fun atmosphere guaranteed! You can simply come to listen to the wonderful music, or move your body on the dance floor there are basic steps for each of the dances, but these can be learnt very quickly during the bal, or during the quick dance course we'll provide at the start to boost your confidence. A will to have a fun folky evening is everything which is required! Tickets at the door will be £11/£9(conc.) Concessions: students / unwaged / over 60 / under 18 Free entrance for children under 12

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Paul Mcclure & The Local Heroes

on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 at Tingewick Village Hall 7:30pm

Paul McClure is a singer songwriter from Rutland, England. Known for his intimate, story telling concerts Paul's characters and story lines - in particular the loves, laughs and losses that have come his way - though lyrically often brutally honest, nearly always allow the humorous side of any situation come forward. Since giving up his teaching job to follow his dreams and go full time in January 2014, McClure has clocked up the miles finding places to play from Southampton to Manchester, Southend to Bristol with shows at folk clubs around the country including acclaimed performances at Wychwood and Cambridge folk clubs and Roots Music Club, Doncaster, sharing the stage with such touring folk and Americana musicians as Emily Barker, Otis Gibbs (USA) Red Sky July, Sons Of Bill (USA) Red Moon Road (Canada) Edwina Hayes and The Young 'Uns. "McClure's style of music may not be commercially fashionable these days, but, open, honest, warmly melodic and beautifully honed, it's never going to be without a loyal following." Mike Davies, Folk Radio UK "One of the bedrocks of the UK Alternative Country, Folk and Americana scene." (3 Chords And The Truth) Paul McClure has a voice made to hand out solace, advice and words to cushion the fall with a deep understanding translated easily by his ability to sing from the soul. (Alternate Root, USA) Recently featured on Mark Radcliffe's Radio 2 show and with an album of new songs released on UK Americana label Clubhouse Records, things are looking up for the Rutland Troubadour... McClure accompanied the release of his new album 'Smiling From The Floor Up' with an extensive tour of not only some of the UK's best known folk/Americana venues but also a large number of house concerts hosted by fans in an attempt to both connect with his audience in a close and intimate setting and also to bring the sound of live music back into the home.

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Helter Skelter With Oysland

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

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

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Fleetwood Cave At Cecil Sharp House

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

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

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Tlr Double: Worry Dolls & Goat Roper Rodeo Band

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

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