Singers' Night (with Stage And Pa System)

on Sun, 5 Jul 2015 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

We haven't done a formal staged Singers Night for quite a while but we're planning to reintroduce them again (alternating with our popular informal singarounds) Performing on stage in front of an expectant audience puts us firmly in the spotlight and necessitates more practice and preparation. To assist in the process our more experienced regular performers and volunteers are happy to offer assistance to help prepare those for whom the step up from the singaround to the darkened stage may be daunting. For example we'll be happy to help unaccompanied singers choose a suitable pitch (or even accompany them if they prefer). We'll aim to set up the stage from 6pm and if time allows there should be the opportunity to have a run-through using the microphones. So please come prepared with everything you need...capo, picks, guitar strap and most importantly PLEASE to paraphrase Bob Dylan "know your song well before you start singing" If you have any questions please email via the website. A 'floor spot' on a Singers Night will be ten minutes so it will be a chance to perform two songs consecutively. We hope that the most successful spots may eventually get the opportunity to progress to a full support spot (usually 30 mins- 6 songs)

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Hannah Aldridge

on Sun, 5 Jul 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7.30pm

There are few artists that can truly encapsulate the essence and true range of Americana like Muscle Shoals artist Hannah Aldridge, whose musical pedigree precedes her and speaks for itself. Hannah is the daughter of Alabama Music Hall of Famer Walt Aldridge, who is one of the most prolific songwriters of the modern musical era. Twice named by Billboard magazine as one of the Top Country Songwriters of the year, ASCAP Songwriter of the Year, and countless Number One and Top Ten hits recorded by the likes of Lou Reed, Reba McEntire, Travis Tritt, Earl Thomas Conley, Ricky Van Shelton, Ronnie Milsap, and Conway Twitty. With sounds ranging from blues in the Mississippi Delta to the dusty, dixieland jazz sounds from New Orleans, the musical stylings of Muscle Shoals on up to the primitive roots of American Country music, Hannah Aldridge leaves no inspiration or influence untapped. More info at hannah-aldridge.com Support comes from Chuck LeMonds & Klaus Ambrosch. Chuck has taken from the vast wealth of American musical styles creating a roots fusion of folk, blues, country and modern groove. His songs reflect a keen interest in the current political happenings, as well as, a well read literary foundation, showing references from around the globe.

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Anna Shannon

on Sun, 5 Jul 2015 at Southport Park Golf Club Doors from 7pm and music from 8pm

Evocative and lyrical singer-writer. 3rd visit here. Guitar, flute n' fiddle bring strong storylines to life. Warm and assertive; - she means every word she writes and sings and there is no artiface present with Ms Shannon.

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Hank Wangford Trio (with Brad Breath & Spanner)

on Sun, 5 Jul 2015 at Brighton The Greys 8:00pm

terrace cred. presents: Swing wide the saloon bar doors as Hank and his compadres return once again to their favourite tiny shoebox corner pub venue. One-time Dr to Gram Parsons, long time collector and purveyor of Country songs of gloom and despair, Hank is back... Of course, local guitar totin', yodellin' hero Andy Roberts is at hand in his Brad Breath guise. And gals are represented by 'consultant harmonist' Spanner, aka Anna Robinson, on bass and guitar. Be prepared to laugh and weep into your beer.

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Softlysoftly Presents Vincent Cross + Apple Of My Eye + Hickory Signals

on Sun, 5 Jul 2015 at London Kiss The Sky 2:45pm

PLEASE NOTE, this event is ADULTS ONLY - no children allowed in the bar. Advance ticket guarantees a seat. Deliciously chilled unplugged acoustic music to charm you on a Crouch End Sunday afternoon. VINCENT CROSS Dublin-born, Australian-raised, New York-dwelling Vincent is happily doing a tour of the UK, and we're happy to have him sing his fabulous bluegrass-tinged songs to us this month. http://www.vincentcross.com/ APPLE OF MY EYE Looking forward to some great folk music and songs from this band. Lovely harmonies and fiddle and guitar too... http://www.applesinlondon.com/ HICKORY SIGNALS Sussex based multi-instrumentalist boy/girl duo with a wide array of folky songs from ballads to shanties. https://hickorysignals.bandcamp.com/ As usual doors open at 2.45, with music starting at 3pm and continuing until 5pm There will be tickets on the door at £4 but only advance ticket guarantees a seat. Oh yes, and there'll be marshmallows too! (After 5pm the bar opens its doors to non-paying general public, so you can stay on and enjoy the evening ambience) The venue is easy to get to - Tube to Finsbury Park or Overground to Crouch End Hill, then a couple of minutes on the W7 bus to Crouch End Clocktower, from which the venue is just two minutes' stroll.

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Greg Russell And Ciaran Algar

on Mon, 6 Jul 2015 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music starts 8:30pm

Two time BBC Folk Award winners Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar met in 2011. Soon after the joining of the pair, 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 the November of 2013, again with Fellside, 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.

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Pig Earth

on Mon, 6 Jul 2015 at Chesham Folk Club 8:30pm - 11:00pm. Door open 8:15

Formed in 2009, Pig Earth are one of the UK's top original Country Folk bands. They have performed at countless venues and festivals across the country, from the intimate and prestigious London setting of the Half Moon to the big stage at Wembley Arena. They were voted 'Horizon Act of the Year' at the British Country Music Awards 2011. In 2012 they have returned to many of the Country music festival stages, such as Wolvestock and Norfolk Country Music Festival, as well as the mainstream Acoustic Festival of Britain. Cross Country Magazine appreciated the superb musicianship of this band and described them as having the best sound of the weekend at Wolvestock. Up Country Magazine praised such talented musicians, adding that, Pig Earth are to be cherished for their new music and their retention of musical principles and we should all be part of their new world.

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Sonny And The Harp

on Mon, 6 Jul 2015 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

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Sonny And The Harp

on Mon, 6 Jul 2015 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

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Keep It Cash

on Mon, 6 Jul 2015 at Etton The Processed Pea Doors open from 6.30 for an 8pm start

Very popular Johnny Cash tribute band performing at the Pea for the first time in an acoustic version.

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Monday Blues - Jc's Hopeless Sinners & Black Cohosh

on Mon, 6 Jul 2015 at Cardiff 10 Feet Tall 7:30pm

We can hardly believe that this is our 6th Monday Blues!!! We are going to celebrate our half birthday in style as we welcome... JC's Hopeless Sinners The Voodoogroove trio get unplugged & play the Ol' timey Country Gospel & Honkytonk Blues. Lowdown hoedown showdown music at the last chance saloon. https://soundcloud.com/jcs-hopeless-sinners Black Cohosh Hip-Hop Harmonica Blues Fuelled Funk. http://www.soundcloud.com/blackcohosh420 £3 adv / £4 otd - 7.30pm - 10 Feet Tall - Food available until midnight! Press contact: hannah@10feettall.co.uk

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Curtis Eller's American Circus

on Tue, 7 Jul 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Curtis Eller is one of the most eccentric and individual performers in today's music scene. The wild-eyed vaudevillian's banjo-driven, rock & roll songs describe a dreamlike vision of American history where all points in time have collapsed into one. Past recordings have seen a ghastly parade of historical luminaries, from Abraham Lincoln and Buster Keaton to Amelia Earhart and Joe Louis, sharing the spotlight with a host of Civil War generals and corrupt 19th century politicians. After sharpening their skills in the burlesque houses, beer halls and underground theatres of the US, Canada and Europe, the band is returning to the UK with a brand new recording. This time listeners will be treated to a collection of show tunes, dance fads and gospel music whose lyrics are populated by two-bit prize fighters, Hollywood has-beens, grave-robbers and forgotten pop-stars. There's a fictional campaign song for Herbert Hoover, and at least one song about the filth and corruption of the Chicago meatpacking industry of the 1890's.

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The London Klezmer Quartet

on Tue, 7 Jul 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The London Klezmer Quartet takes you on a musical odyssey from the Baltic to the Black Sea and beyond. Moving audiences from toe-tapping to tears - and back again! - in moments, the band plays old and new traditional tunes that evoke the eastern European shtetls (towns) where Jewish musicians were an essential party of every celebration. A fantastic sound with inventive arrangements, virtuosity, exciting original tunes and soulful playing. (Songlines).

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Andy Cutting

on Wed, 8 Jul 2015 at Cambridge Portland Arms Doors open 8.00 pm

Mayflower Folk Club Event Andy Cutting is a rarity. A musician's musician: a soulful and technically outstanding melodeon practitioner with an ear for a fine tune. Many of his tunes have been purloined along the way: some considered contemporary classics on the folk scene. But then, Andy is also a warm and emotive performer, modestly engaging his audiences with his self-deprecating wit and then flooring them with downright staggering musicianship. There are few melodeon players who put so much feeling into their playing, whether it be a set of dance tunes, or accompaniment to a slow English ballad.

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Andy Cutting

on Wed, 8 Jul 2015 at Cambridge Portland Arms Doors open 8.00 pm

Mayflower Folk Club Event Andy Cutting is a rarity. A musician's musician: a soulful and technically outstanding melodeon practitioner with an ear for a fine tune. Many of his tunes have been purloined along the way: some considered contemporary classics on the folk scene. But then, Andy is also a warm and emotive performer, modestly engaging his audiences with his self-deprecating wit and then flooring them with downright staggering musicianship. There are few melodeon players who put so much feeling into their playing, whether it be a set of dance tunes, or accompaniment to a slow English ballad.

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Kathryn Williams

on Wed, 8 Jul 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, See Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- KATHRYN WILLIAMS Kathryn Williams releases a brand new album of songs inspired by Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar: 'Hypoxia' will be released via One Little Indian on the 15th June. The project's origins came in 2013 when Kathryn received a call from New Writing North asking if she would accept an open commission to write something about Plath for the Durham Book Festival's celebration of her life and work, commemorating the 50th Anniversary of The Bell Jar's publication. Excited, but also somewhat intimidated by the prospect, Kathryn quickly realised that trying to write song lyrics for poems without using the actual poems or referencing them was going to be nigh on impossible, and -as time passed - what had seemed like a gift of making her own brief, turned to dread and foreboding as she desperately tried to find a way into the material. Momentarily stuck, Kathryn began what was to be a revelatory re-reading of The Bell Jar (which she hadn't read since her teens): What I wasn't prepared for was the muscular writing. The shocking, brutal honesty. The modernness. Thinking about a woman writing this 50 years ago was astounding. Struck by the book's protagonist, and with a note of relief, the brief to write about the characters and themes in the book came into clear focus. In October of last year, Kathryn performed five original songs inspired by The Bell Jar at Durham Town Hall - alongside writer Andrew Wilson reading from his (then forthcoming) book 'Mad Girl's Love Song - Sylvia Plath and Life Before Ted' it was a surreal experience to share these songs that felt like secrets, she says of the show. But things didn't end there Kathryn found she was unable to escape the lure of the book's characters and continued to write songs 'for' the book over the next year (This strange little cuckoo that had pushed my other records out of the way was demanding to be fed.). Finally, with 8 songs ready, Kathryn enlisted the help of friend and collaborator Ed Harcourt who produced and engineered the album, also co-writing a ninth song, 'Cuckoo', into the bargain. Sonically the album utilises textures first explored by Kathryn on her Adrian Utley produced project, 'The Pond' (2011). There are surprises to be found here too, like the dramatic glam rock guitars that suddenly erupt in lead single 'Mirrors' and in Kathryn's deliciously idiosyncratic lyrics & delivery her gentle voice loaded with an underlying edge and steeliness that has never seemed more apposite. http://kathrynwilliams.co.uk/

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Red River Dialect Album Launch

on Wed, 8 Jul 2015 at London Servant Jazz Quarters doors 7:30pm

Red River Dialect will be playing songs from their new album Tender Gold and Gentle Blue, which will be available on vinyl and cd on the night for the first time.

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Kizzy Crawford And Ellie Makes Music

on Wed, 8 Jul 2015 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

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Anne Mccue

on Thu, 9 Jul 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, See Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Bluesy songstress and multi-instrumentalist Anne McCue is about to release her 6th studio album - Blue Sky Thinkin' . McCue recorded and produced the album alongside Dusty Wakeman (Lucinda Williams, Dwight Yoakam) in Los Angeles and Nashville. The album has been mastered by Ray Kennedy in Nashville. The album reunites the band from her critically acclaimed 'Roll' album and allows Anne to explore some of her favourite influences, including Billy Holiday, Charlie Christian, Howlin' Wolf, Memphis Minnie, Astor Piazzola, Peggy Lee, Irving Berlin, Django Reinhardt, Hoagy Carmichael, Bessie Smith... "I've been a fan of guitarist/singer/songwriter Annie McCue for many years so I'm very honored and happy about singing with her on a damn fine song for her upcoming album. She wrote the song with John Hadley and the brilliant David Olney. You can't go wrong with such talent." -Dave Alvin "I had done some gigs with Annie McCue out in California and thought that besides her phenomenal playing and great songs she had a unique presence. She has an angelic quality to her but also a Charlie Chaplin-esque vibe. Fearless and tender and alluring." -David Olney Alternative Country icon Lucinda Williams has said of McCue: Initially, her stunning voice hooked me in. Then I got inside the songs. The first chance I got, I went to see her perform . . . I was floored!" Born in Sydney and raised just southwest in Campbelltown, McCue has toured the world playing her music in Concert Halls, pubs and festivals, living for a year in Vietnam. She has most recently been based in East Nashville, a thriving songwriting community on the Cumberland River's left bank. Her love of music forged in Sydney, Melbourne and Ho Chi Minh City, McCue landed in America and performed on the Lilith Fair tour. After setting up shop in Los Angeles, she became a vital part of the city's roots music scene and has since recorded 5 acclaimed studio albums and a DVD 'Live In Nashville.' Her music is included in Time Life's '4 Decades Of Folk Rock' alongside Bob Dylan, The Byrds, etc. and in Starbucks Artist Choice alongside Leonard Cohen, John Coltraine etc. McCue recently produced Emma Swift's debut album in Nashville. The record has since been nominated for an ARIA Award in Australia. Other artists she has produced include Audrey Auld and Tracey Bunn. She is currently working with Reckless Johnny Wales at Flying Machine Studio. Expect great guitar work, compelling songs, and an eclectic set list. "Listeners will delight in her slide guitar prowess, as well as her pointed and powerful lyrics." -Seattle Post Intelligencer "Anne McCue is the virtual definition of "triple threat." A potent singer, thoughtful songwriter and tough guitarist, she completely comes into her own on this new project." -Billboard "The Australian earns accolades with an album of songs that stretch from urgent to world-weary with bracing bluntness." -Philadelphia Inquirer "My new favorite artist and an amazing guitarist" -Lucinda Williams "She used every guitar in the battery she brought on stage, from the National steel to the Danelectro 12-string to the lap steel, and each allowed her the freedom to explore a different type of roots music, including swampy Creedence stomp, ethereal blues, and countrified jangle. These days, there are very few women working the same territory as McCue who can combine tough and vulnerable. That she does it with poise and a self-deprecating sense of humor makes her an artist worth seeing again." -Jim Caligiuri, Austin Chronicle

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Michael Chapman + Harry Skinner & Dave Saunders

on Thu, 9 Jul 2015 at Ferndown Barrington Centre Theatre Doors 7.00pm Start 7.30pm

Licensed bar, car parking at rear of venue.

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George Borowski + Support.

on Thu, 9 Jul 2015 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8pm.

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Will Pound And Eddy Jay

on Thu, 9 Jul 2015 at Cardiff Dempseys 7:30pm

The inaugural night of the Cardiff Folk Club. The dynamic and exhilarating duo of Will Pound and Eddy Jay leave audiences breathless. 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). Famous for his inventive arrangements and outstanding solos in duos Haddo, Walsh and Pound and four-piece The Will Pound Band, Will has performed with musicians as diverse as Martin Simpson, Concerto Caledonia, Michelle Burke and Guy Chambers. 'A flat out genius harmonica player' Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 'Celebrated on the English folk scene as a harmonica virtuoso' The Scotsman Eddy Jay is a real master of the accordion with the ability to turn it into an orchestra at his fingertips. 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 and former member of Newfolks with Oliver Wilson-Dickson, Mabon, he is eclectic in both his performance and arrangements. He has performed with Cathal Coughlan and Tina May, devised his own version of Prokofiev's classic 'Peter and the Wolf' and Edith Piaf tribute show which have toured the UK and beyond. you find yourself hearing new chords of feeling, of apprehension and suspicion, that speak volumes The New York Times (Brief Encounter) performed impeccably and with genuine emotion (4-star) Broadway Baby, Edinburgh Fringe (Piaf: The Songs) 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. https://youtu.be/wIok0hqiNpw https://soundcloud.com/edward-jay/andy-cuttings-tune-with-will-pound?in=edward-jay%2Fsets%2Fwill-pound Four Bars is an intimate venue seating 80 with 20 standing.

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Will Pound And Eddy Jay

on Thu, 9 Jul 2015 at Cardiff Dempseys 7:30pm

The inaugural night of the Cardiff Folk Club. The dynamic and exhilarating duo of Will Pound and Eddy Jay leave audiences breathless. 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). Famous for his inventive arrangements and outstanding solos in duos Haddo, Walsh and Pound and four-piece The Will Pound Band, Will has performed with musicians as diverse as Martin Simpson, Concerto Caledonia, Michelle Burke and Guy Chambers. 'A flat out genius harmonica player' Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 'Celebrated on the English folk scene as a harmonica virtuoso' The Scotsman Eddy Jay is a real master of the accordion with the ability to turn it into an orchestra at his fingertips. 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 and former member of Newfolks with Oliver Wilson-Dickson, Mabon, he is eclectic in both his performance and arrangements. He has performed with Cathal Coughlan and Tina May, devised his own version of Prokofiev's classic 'Peter and the Wolf' and Edith Piaf tribute show which have toured the UK and beyond. you find yourself hearing new chords of feeling, of apprehension and suspicion, that speak volumes The New York Times (Brief Encounter) performed impeccably and with genuine emotion (4-star) Broadway Baby, Edinburgh Fringe (Piaf: The Songs) 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. https://youtu.be/wIok0hqiNpw https://soundcloud.com/edward-jay/andy-cuttings-tune-with-will-pound?in=edward-jay%2Fsets%2Fwill-pound Four Bars is an intimate venue seating 80 with 20 standing.

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Mondomix Project

on Fri, 10 Jul 2015 at Isle of Wight Calbourne Water Mill Campsite opens 9.00 am

The Mondomix Project is a not for profit live music event supported by the Arts Council England. The bands you will see on the line-up represent the best of a new generation of world music artists living here in the UK. This event showcases performers who display an amazing mix of diverse musical influences. Buy a ticket and you will have a great weekend hearing some of the best world influenced music you didn't know you liked. Campsite opens 0900 (9am) Friday 10th July Entry to site with Day Tickets from 1100 (11am) each day.

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Michael Chapman + Harry Skinner & Dave Saunders

on Fri, 10 Jul 2015 at Ashill The Barn at Square and Compass Doors 8pm Start 9pm

Superb food from 7pm table booking essential. En Suite accom available plus camping - phone first for details and booking. 01823 480467 SEATING CANNOT BE GUARANTEED - FIRST COME ETC... NO REFUNDS UNLESS SHOW CANCELLED.

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Oysterband

on Fri, 10 Jul 2015 at Sandwich St Mary's Church Doors 7pm Band 8pm

The counties favourite Folk Rock band are playing the beautiful medieval town of Sandwich in Kent. St Marys Arts centre is a beautiful church with amazing acoustics. Doors will open at 7pm band at 8pm Full bar with Kentish Ales and wines. Local pies. This is a Sandwich Folk & Ale Festival gig and all proceeds go towards next years festival.

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Daniel Meade & The Flying Mules

on Fri, 10 Jul 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, See Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Daniel Meade made a huge impression with his debut album As Good As Bad Can Be in 2013 attracting much radio exposure, including a coveted BBC Introducing Session. It wasn't long before he travelled far and wide, honing his skills and opening for acts such as Old Crow Medicine Show, Willie Watson, Diana Jones, Vikesh Kapoor and the award winning Sturgill Simpson with whom he completed two nationwide tours in support with his band The Flying Mules. In February 2014, Daniel was invited to Nashville by Morgan Jahnig of Old Crow Medicine Show, after he heard As Good As Bad Can Be and viewed his BBC Introducing Session online, Jahnig was so impressed, he offered to engineer and produce the new albumputting a killer band together comprising some of Meade's favourite musicians, including Cory Younts, Chance McCoy, Joshua Hedley, Chris Scruggs, and Morgan himself. Guest spots were filled by Diana Jones, Shelly Colvin and Critter from Old Crow. The album came together at Stadium Studio in Hendersonville, TN, over 7 days in April 2014 when these 13 new originals came fully to life. The result is 'Keep Right Away', an exciting, diverse and very self-assured album that draws on the ghosts of all of his influences, from Hank Williams, Big Bill Broonzy and Jerry Lee Lewis through to the more contemporary throes of Old Crow Medicine Show and Justin Townes Earle. All the while, Meade's originality as a songwriter and musician shines through and remains intact.

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Billy Mitchell

on Fri, 10 Jul 2015 at Doncaster Brewery and Tap doors open 7.30pm

www.billymitchell.co.uk Billy Mitchell is one of the most well known singers to come out of the North East with long stints fronting "Jack the Lad", "Lindisfarne", "Maxie n Mitch" and the Billy Mitchell Band we are all in for another great night from Bill. The pedigree is as long as a very long thing indeed so don't read about him - just turn up!

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Anne Mccue

on Fri, 10 Jul 2015 at Malvern Colwall Village Hall 7:45pm

Fundraiser for ColwallOrchardGroup.org Doors open 7pm, support on stage 7.45. Interval and bar.

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Anne Mccue

on Fri, 10 Jul 2015 at Malvern Colwall Village Hall 7:45pm

Fundraiser for ColwallOrchardGroup.org Doors open 7pm, support on stage 7.45. Interval and bar.

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Walton Hesse

on Fri, 10 Jul 2015 at Manchester The Castle Hotel 7:30pm

Manchester's Walton Hesse a name familiar on the city's music scene for some time only recently got their shit together to record their eponymous debut LP. A six-piece based around the ideas and DIY ethics of songwriter Matt Grayson, the band pull on influences from Steve Malkmus to Steve Reich. The result is a blend of country-tinged guitar pop and experimental noise; a nod to the likes of Beechwood Sparks or Ghost is Born-era Wilco. The debut LP was recorded in studios and living rooms over a period of two years using borrowed gear with trusted engineers on speed dial. Having opened shows for Justin Townes Earle, Jonathan Wilson and Stephen Steinbrink, Walton Hesse's live show is country, incendiary and hypnotic. For this launch show, their debut LP will be played in its entirety expect fuzz pop and Americana psych.

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As The Crow Flies

on Fri, 10 Jul 2015 at New Mills St George's Church 7:30pm

The critically acclaimed duo of Rona Wilkie and Marit Fält join forces with award winning fiddle players and singers, Maja Toresen and Nina Fjeldet. As individuals these girls have a collected a lot of accolades BBC Young Trad winner, Danny Kyle winners, Landskappleiken... the list goes on. Collectively, As the Crow Flies bring their talents and experiences together to create a new sound. Four voices, three fiddles and a mandola this is music to immerse yourself in. Thick harmonies, playful rhythm and beautiful singing As the Crow Flies is borderless, exquisite and thrilling. [Doors Open 7.30pm. Starts 8pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult. ]

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Kizzy Crawford And Ellie Makes Music

on Fri, 10 Jul 2015 at Bath The Bell 7:30pm

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Hillfolk Noir

on Fri, 10 Jul 2015 at Reeth Memorial Hall 7:30pm

Doors open 7.30 for an 8pm start. Legendary BBC presenter Whispering Bob Harris is a fan and has described their music as amazing, telling listeners to his BBC Radio 2 programme: I can't wait to see them on stage. One of the hardest-working bands on the US roots music circuit, Hillfolk Noir have built themselves a huge Stateside following playing what has been described as music filtered through a country-tinged, swampy-swingin', hillbilly-delta-blues-ragtime word machine. Working out of Boise, Idaho, they were widely recognised as one of the outstanding highlights at last year's SXSW in Austin, Texas, and have won a lot of fans in the UK too after four successful tours on this side of the Atlantic. Last time they played Reeth Memorial Hall (2013) it was a memorable evening for many! A raggedy, rollicking adrelalin shot fRoots magazine; A beautiful blend of folk, country and rock 'n' roll with Depression-era inspired string band blues and hillbilly ideals The List; The jugband tradition is alive and more than well - they bring a punky, spunky spirit to the blues and old-time Rob Adams, The Herald (Scotland). Roots music with attitude! R2 (Rock 'n' Reel) magazine.

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Hillfolk Noir

on Fri, 10 Jul 2015 at Reeth Memorial Hall 7:30pm

Doors open 7.30 for an 8pm start. Legendary BBC presenter Whispering Bob Harris is a fan and has described their music as amazing, telling listeners to his BBC Radio 2 programme: I can't wait to see them on stage. One of the hardest-working bands on the US roots music circuit, Hillfolk Noir have built themselves a huge Stateside following playing what has been described as music filtered through a country-tinged, swampy-swingin', hillbilly-delta-blues-ragtime word machine. Working out of Boise, Idaho, they were widely recognised as one of the outstanding highlights at last year's SXSW in Austin, Texas, and have won a lot of fans in the UK too after four successful tours on this side of the Atlantic. Last time they played Reeth Memorial Hall (2013) it was a memorable evening for many! A raggedy, rollicking adrelalin shot fRoots magazine; A beautiful blend of folk, country and rock 'n' roll with Depression-era inspired string band blues and hillbilly ideals The List; The jugband tradition is alive and more than well - they bring a punky, spunky spirit to the blues and old-time Rob Adams, The Herald (Scotland). Roots music with attitude! R2 (Rock 'n' Reel) magazine.

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Let's Misbehave! With Victor And The Bully + Fabio Turchetti + Bouch

on Fri, 10 Jul 2015 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

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Mariachi El Pinche Gringo Vs Colin Samurai

on Fri, 10 Jul 2015 at London The George Tavern 7:00pm

Mariachi El Pinche Gringo and Colin Samurai in their BIG SUMMER SHOWDOWN. All in aid of Football Beyond Borders. Last time it sold out so get your tickets rapido! who is on you ask? MARIACHI EL PINCHE GRINGO!!!! Before we roll around in fields for a few months we present our big London Summer show, promising new ponchos, leggings and songs! If you want to see dumb gringos prance around a stage singing loose versions of pop songs, and can't afford Butlins this year, then come check us out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qT_4Fk5PEoc COLIN SAMURAI Though this night is supposed to be a fight. Mariachis are no match for these guys. They are an incredible band, not to be missed... They're only on first because they want to be. Headlining shows at most of London's party venues Passing Clouds, Hootenannys, Empowering Church, Brixton Jamm. etc etc. They will make you happy and make you skank. http://colinsamurai.com/ And if that wasn't enough - The awesome STEPNEY SOUL SYNDICATE will be laying down their funk n soul beats til v late. https://www.facebook.com/TheStepneySoulSyndicate?fref=ts All profits going to Football Beyond Borders Football Beyond Borders is a registered UK charity which uses the power of football to tackle inequality and provide opportunities for young people to achieve their goals and make their voices heard. http://www.footballbeyondborders.org/ Vamanos

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Babajack

on Fri, 10 Jul 2015 at Southampton The Talking Heads 7:30pm

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The Mirikools

on Fri, 10 Jul 2015 at London Cecil Sharp House 7:30am

The Mirikools played for us in May. This superb band turned the evening into such a fun Cajun dance party that we immediately re-booked them for July! Cafe and bar open 7pm Beginners' dance class 8pm Live music ~ 8.45 - 11.00pm

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The Mirikools

on Fri, 10 Jul 2015 at London Cecil Sharp House 7:30am

The Mirikools played for us in May. This superb band turned the evening into such a fun Cajun dance party that we immediately re-booked them for July! Cafe and bar open 7pm Beginners' dance class 8pm Live music ~ 8.45 - 11.00pm

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Fabian Holland In Concert

on Fri, 10 Jul 2015 at Willington Spectrum Leisure Centre 7:00pm

Fabian Holland is a songwriter who gets right to the heart of the human condition in a disarmingly subtle way - with his distinctive voice and outstanding guitar playing. Edgy drums, percussion and vocals come from the acclaimed Fred Claridge, nurturing a rich, powerful sound and a rare pairing on the roots scene. For more information on Fabian, check out his website at http://www.fabianholland.com/ Tickets: £10 in advance/£12 on the door. Contact us on 01388 747000.

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Wooden Arms

on Fri, 10 Jul 2015 at Brighton The Green Door Store 7:00pm

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Peggy Seeger Benefit Concert

on Fri, 10 Jul 2015 at Oxford Cowley Workers Social Club 7:00pm

The wonderful and incomparable Peggy Seeger (www.peggyseeger.com and http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/jun/08/peggy-seeger-queen-elizabeth-hall-live-review) is performing a benefit for the Campaign to Save Temple Cowley Pools. The evening is compered by comedian/poet Steve Larkin, with support from the effervescent Headington Hillbillies. Also showing with live Director Q+A is Frances Higson's United We Will Swim showing in England for the first time after the Edinburgh Film Festival. Bar + Refreshments 7 for 7.30pm start, Cowley Workers Social Club, Between Towns Road, Cowley, Oxford email info@savetcpcic.org for queries/more info All money raised goes to the Campaign to Save Temple Cowley Pools, a community group trying to keep health and fitness facilities in Cowley, including the only diving pool in Oxfordshire. Please support us and be superbly entertained at a magnificent evening.

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Peggy Seeger Benefit Concert

on Fri, 10 Jul 2015 at Oxford Cowley Workers Social Club 7:00pm

The wonderful and incomparable Peggy Seeger (www.peggyseeger.com and http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/jun/08/peggy-seeger-queen-elizabeth-hall-live-review) is performing a benefit for the Campaign to Save Temple Cowley Pools. The evening is compered by comedian/poet Steve Larkin, with support from the effervescent Headington Hillbillies. Also showing with live Director Q+A is Frances Higson's United We Will Swim showing in England for the first time after the Edinburgh Film Festival. Bar + Refreshments 7 for 7.30pm start, Cowley Workers Social Club, Between Towns Road, Cowley, Oxford email info@savetcpcic.org for queries/more info All money raised goes to the Campaign to Save Temple Cowley Pools, a community group trying to keep health and fitness facilities in Cowley, including the only diving pool in Oxfordshire. Please support us and be superbly entertained at a magnificent evening.

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Chris Wood

on Sat, 11 Jul 2015 at Canterbury St Gregory's Centre for Music Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start

Chris Wood is our very own home grown Folk super star, though he probably wouldn't like to be called that. Faversham based, Chris has played many times for us at Folk in the Barn and it's always a real pleasure to have him back. He treated us to a very special intimate gig just after New Year, with only 50 people in a tiny venue all enraptured by his performance. It sold out in just a few days. We promised to have him back in the summer in a venue where many more could get to see him. Criticised by an art school lecturer as having a remarkable eye for trivia Chris Wood's love of even the smallest detail has made him one of the most vivid and arresting chroniclers of our times. His latest album, None The Wiser, is a great new work from one of England's finest songwriters and the sound he has created for the album, using an amplified guitar and Hammond organ, is one of the most distinctive around. There are no clichés in None The Wiser. Wood absorbs everything that's going on around him, takes his observations home and, in solitude, fashions them into the kind of powerful songs heard in this new batch of recordings. His songwriting and musicianship have grown in stature with each new album and None The Wiser is his latest career high. Joan Armatrading presented Chris with the 2011 BBC Radio Two Folk Singer Of The Year Award before inviting him as special guest onto her Autumn 2012 tour. (Chris has been nominated, either solo or with The Imagined Village, a total of 12 times for the BBC Folk Awards and won six of them.) At the Awards (and on BBC TV's broadcast of the event), Chris sang a stunning version of Hollow Point, his chilling ballad about the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezez and that song illustrates amply Wood's feel for the sheer "one thing after another‐ness" of life allows us, for the first time, to see the event through the eyes of the victim. Chris takes a traditional song and has you absolutely gripped. He makes it really obvious why it is of contemporary relevance. On the flip side, he has managed this magical thing, writing songs on contemporary themes, or putting music to Hugh Lupton's words, that absolutely fit hand in glove with traditional songs, but are totally modern. Ian Anderson The Times **** Maverick **** Q Magazine **** The Telegraph **** Mojo Magazine **** Observer Music Monthly "The finest and most original singer songwriter to have emerged from the British folk scene since Richard Thompson" The Guardian an intimate story teller, applying such nuance and gravitas to every phrase you are imperceptibly lured into his world. he seamlessly knits the spirit of the tradition into his very contemporary parables. And it's magnificent. fRoots

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Chris Wood

on Sat, 11 Jul 2015 at Canterbury St Gregory's Centre for Music Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start

Chris Wood is our very own home grown Folk super star, though he probably wouldn't like to be called that. Faversham based, Chris has played many times for us at Folk in the Barn and it's always a real pleasure to have him back. He treated us to a very special intimate gig just after New Year, with only 50 people in a tiny venue all enraptured by his performance. It sold out in just a few days. We promised to have him back in the summer in a venue where many more could get to see him. Criticised by an art school lecturer as having a remarkable eye for trivia Chris Wood's love of even the smallest detail has made him one of the most vivid and arresting chroniclers of our times. His latest album, None The Wiser, is a great new work from one of England's finest songwriters and the sound he has created for the album, using an amplified guitar and Hammond organ, is one of the most distinctive around. There are no clichés in None The Wiser. Wood absorbs everything that's going on around him, takes his observations home and, in solitude, fashions them into the kind of powerful songs heard in this new batch of recordings. His songwriting and musicianship have grown in stature with each new album and None The Wiser is his latest career high. Joan Armatrading presented Chris with the 2011 BBC Radio Two Folk Singer Of The Year Award before inviting him as special guest onto her Autumn 2012 tour. (Chris has been nominated, either solo or with The Imagined Village, a total of 12 times for the BBC Folk Awards and won six of them.) At the Awards (and on BBC TV's broadcast of the event), Chris sang a stunning version of Hollow Point, his chilling ballad about the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezez and that song illustrates amply Wood's feel for the sheer "one thing after another‐ness" of life allows us, for the first time, to see the event through the eyes of the victim. Chris takes a traditional song and has you absolutely gripped. He makes it really obvious why it is of contemporary relevance. On the flip side, he has managed this magical thing, writing songs on contemporary themes, or putting music to Hugh Lupton's words, that absolutely fit hand in glove with traditional songs, but are totally modern. Ian Anderson The Times **** Maverick **** Q Magazine **** The Telegraph **** Mojo Magazine **** Observer Music Monthly "The finest and most original singer songwriter to have emerged from the British folk scene since Richard Thompson" The Guardian an intimate story teller, applying such nuance and gravitas to every phrase you are imperceptibly lured into his world. he seamlessly knits the spirit of the tradition into his very contemporary parables. And it's magnificent. fRoots

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Claude Bourbon

on Sat, 11 Jul 2015 at London The Great Northern Railway Tavern 8.30pm

Just when you thought you'd seen and heard 'em all at the Kalamazoo, along comes Claude Bourbon. He's French, he plays a Gibson acoustic like nobody else and for the last 20 years has been mesmerising clubs around Europe and across USA. "The Frog with the happy blues" he jokily calls himself. But in reality this finger-picking UK-based virtuoso has taken guitar playing into new territory with his unique brand of what he calls medieval blues. Classically trained, Claude heard House of the Rising Sun when he was 15 and sat down to develop a style that has come to include a jaw-dropping range of influences - from Delta blues, country, jazz, ragtime, Latin, Spanish and classical. You hear it all in a Bourbon show. And as one gig reviewer raved recently:"Nobody who was there could quite believe it." In the Bourbon mix you might find the likes of Broonzy, Bach, Brel, Ravel, JJ Cale and the Stones. As well as some haunting songs of his own. Oh, and as likely encore expect Vera Lynn's We'll Meet Again. It's a safe bet we surely will. Please note that this is a pub room and not entirely seated. If you need a seat, we advise you get there early.

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Blue Saturday In Bucks

on Sat, 11 Jul 2015 at High Wycombe Arts4Every1 Centre Registration 10.30am

A day of blues harmonica tuition & playing culminating in demonstrations, a jam session and evening performances. This is being organised in conjunction with Bucks Learning Trust Music and The National Harmonica League as part of a program of initiatives to attract new players and serve the needs of blues harp lovers and beginners. It consists of a day of blues tuition for all abilities, followed by an evening of performances by three of the best harmonica players in the country.

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Blue Saturday In Bucks

on Sat, 11 Jul 2015 at High Wycombe Arts4Every1 Centre Registration 10.30am

A day of blues harmonica tuition & playing culminating in demonstrations, a jam session and evening performances. This is being organised in conjunction with Bucks Learning Trust Music and The National Harmonica League as part of a program of initiatives to attract new players and serve the needs of blues harp lovers and beginners. It consists of a day of blues tuition for all abilities, followed by an evening of performances by three of the best harmonica players in the country.

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Blue Saturday In Bucks

on Sat, 11 Jul 2015 at High Wycombe Arts4Every1 Centre Registration 10.30am

A day of blues harmonica tuition & playing culminating in demonstrations, a jam session and evening performances. This is being organised in conjunction with Bucks Learning Trust Music and The National Harmonica League as part of a program of initiatives to attract new players and serve the needs of blues harp lovers and beginners. It consists of a day of blues tuition for all abilities, followed by an evening of performances by three of the best harmonica players in the country.

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Blue Saturday In Bucks - Evening Event

on Sat, 11 Jul 2015 at High Wycombe Arts4Every1 Centre Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start.

A Blues Harmonica extravaganza featuring, The Will Wilde Band, Giles Hedley, Richard Taylor and The Jukesters.

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Stacey Cohen Band

on Sat, 11 Jul 2015 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

London based, Stacey Cohen Band, blend poetic, psyche-folk reminiscent of artists from the 60s such as Sandy Denny and Grace Slick, with an incredible live, trip hop/ Dnb influenced rhythm section.

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Andrew Cronshaw, Tigran Aleksanyan & Ian Blake Live @ St Ethelburgas

on Sat, 11 Jul 2015 at London St Ethelburga's 7:00pm

Listen to the World Presents: Andrew Cronshaw, Tigran Aleksanyan & Ian Blake Live at St Etehelburga's, July 11th Andrew Cronshaw might be described as 'a doyen of the spaces between', playing a richly spacious-sounding electric zither, the rippling harmonics of a huge Slovak fujara whistle, chiming marovantele (his own double-sided Finnish kantele/Malagasy marovany hybrid), the soft-toned Chinese brass-reeded wind instrument ba-wu, and other instruments from the shelf marked 'what is that?' With Tigran Aleksanyan, Armenian master of his country's heart-pausingly serene-sounding national instrument, the fat-reeded duduk, and the deep woody and soaring tones of Australia-based Ian Blake's bass clarinet and soprano sax, the trio makes wide-screen, atmospheric new music drawing deep on the traditions of Armenia, Finland, England, Gaelic Scotland, Galicia, Serbia and other parts of Europe. Andrew's 9th CD The Unbroken Surface Of Snow (Cloud Valley, 2011) features all three of them (plus a contribution from Sanna Kurki-Suonio, singer in their quartet SANS) www.cloudvalley.com/CVUnbroken.htm

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Party In The Boat Shed

on Sat, 11 Jul 2015 at Wirral Hoylake Sailing Club 7:30am

Party in the Boat Shed is BACK for 2015!! Don't miss this fantastic night of folk, country, roots and acoustic music in the atmospheric setting of Hoylake Sailing Club's beach-side boat shed on Saturday 11 July. Featuring live sets from Jimmy Rae & the Firewalkers, Reckless Elbow (rousing Irish folk) and rising young star of the Liverpool Acoustic scene, Shannen Bamford. Bottle bar, BBQ, dancing, twinkly lights and all that stuff. Admission on the door for the Wirral's coolest summer party is £10 but it's bound to sell out again so avoid disappointment and get em online here for just £8 (plus 80p booking fee). Pleased also to confirm that this year we have the full boat shed as our auditorium and a bigger PA for your enhanced viewing and listening pleasure. Music starts around 8.00 pm.

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Andrew Cronshaw, Tigran Aleksanyan & Ian Blake Live @ St Ethelburgas

on Sat, 11 Jul 2015 at London St Ethelburga's 7:00pm

Listen to the World Presents: Andrew Cronshaw, Tigran Aleksanyan & Ian Blake Live at St Etehelburga's, July 11th Andrew Cronshaw might be described as 'a doyen of the spaces between', playing a richly spacious-sounding electric zither, the rippling harmonics of a huge Slovak fujara whistle, chiming marovantele (his own double-sided Finnish kantele/Malagasy marovany hybrid), the soft-toned Chinese brass-reeded wind instrument ba-wu, and other instruments from the shelf marked 'what is that?' With Tigran Aleksanyan, Armenian master of his country's heart-pausingly serene-sounding national instrument, the fat-reeded duduk, and the deep woody and soaring tones of Australia-based Ian Blake's bass clarinet and soprano sax, the trio makes wide-screen, atmospheric new music drawing deep on the traditions of Armenia, Finland, England, Gaelic Scotland, Galicia, Serbia and other parts of Europe. Andrew's 9th CD The Unbroken Surface Of Snow (Cloud Valley, 2011) features all three of them (plus a contribution from Sanna Kurki-Suonio, singer in their quartet SANS)

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Halsway Manor Concerts: Piano Accordions

on Sat, 11 Jul 2015 at Taunton Halsway Manor 7:30pm

A stunning, informal concert from three maestros of their instrument - Paul Hutchinson (Belshazzar's Feast, Hoover the Dog) Murray Grainger (Heretique) and Jane Ward. Three great players in one great concert.

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Halsway Manor Concerts: Piano Accordions

on Sat, 11 Jul 2015 at Taunton Halsway Manor 7:30pm

A stunning, informal concert from three maestros of their instrument - Paul Hutchinson (Belshazzar's Feast, Hoover the Dog) Murray Grainger (Heretique) and Jane Ward. Three great players in one great concert.

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Dick Gaughan

on Sun, 12 Jul 2015 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors 7pm, Show 8pm

Possessing one of the truly great folk voices allied to a dazzling guitar technique, Gaughan is well known for his forthright and oft-expressed political views and has never been attracted by the current vogue of consensual, pragmatic and equivocating politics. He gives voice to an uncompromising solidarity with the flotsam and jetsam of tunnel-vision global capitalism: the victims; the helpless; the wronged; the fighters; and the brawny working-class bravehearts who made capitalism work as best they could. Gaughan still burns with anger at injustice and cauterising scorn of those who abuse privilege. In these times of recession, job losses and austerity, never has that fire been more needed. Dick Gaughan was raised in Leith on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth, part of a musical family. His mother was a singer in both Gaelic and English, his paternal grandfather an Irish speaker and fiddle player, from Doohoma in Iorrais, Co Mayo, and his grandmother, born in Glasgow of Irish parents from Killala, played button accordion and was also a singer. Gaughan was brought up immersed in the musical traditions and culture of the Gaels, both Scots and Irish, which provided the foundation for everything he does. Alongside his 40 year recording and touring career, Dick has composed music for films for the BBC, Scottish Arts Council and independent producers, as well as a full symphony and a 12-part suite for orchestra. He is also an actor and theatre music director, having been in both roles with the celebrated 7:84 (Scotland) Theatre Company in the early 80s. His songs have been recorded by, among many others, Billy Bragg, Christy Moore, Mary Black, Roy Bailey and Capercaillie. Gaughan has been the subject of three full television documentaries: BBC2 Spectrum (1982), Scottish Television NB (1989) and BBC4 Session (2006) - as well as many radio documentaries in several countries. In 2010 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award at BBC Radio 2's annual Folk Awards ceremony. Dick is the only performer to have been so honoured by his musical peers both north and south of the Border. No better example of the esteem in which he is held was Neil Finn of Crowded House, who flew all the way from New Zealand at his own expense to present the award remarkable! 'the kind of voice that could stop a train in its tracks' - The Independent 'In any style, on any stage, Gaughan is one of folk music's guitar geniuses as well as one of Scotland's finest singers' - Dirty Linen 'The art of contemporary and traditional song by a singer and guitar player of rare quality and integrity; a totally unique experience, there's nobody remotely like him' - Brunswick Music Festival

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The Songs Of Townes Van Zandt & Jackie Leven

on Sun, 12 Jul 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Michael Weston King first met Townes van Zandt in 1993 when opening for him on a tour of the UK & Ireland. He continued to do so for next three years whenever Townes came over, up to sharing the stage with him in what would be his last ever show - at The Borderline in London in December 1996. Along the way they become friends, duetted together on record and Townes cut a version of Michael's song "Riding The Range. In 1994 Michael met Jackie Leven for the first time at a festival in Norway and thus began a friendship, an adventure, and many musical collaborations until Jackie's untimely death in November 2011. Jackie produced Michael's 2003 album "A Decent Man" and appeared on two others. He was part of Michael's band The Decent Men and one third of their singer songwriter tours, "An Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman". This unique, one-off concert will showcase some of the finest songs by both artists played out over two sets, one dedicated to Jackie and one to Townes. Expect a good number of stories and reminiscing too. Michael will be joined by multi-instrumentalist and long-time Jackie Leven musician and co-producer, Michael Cosgrave.

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Marty O'reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra: Music From The Blues/americana Crossroads

on Sun, 12 Jul 2015 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra hail from Santa Cruz, California. In addition to O'Reilly on the electrified Resonator guitar and vocals, the band features Chris Lynch on the Fiddle, Jeff Kissell on upright bass, and Matt Goff joining in on the drums. This three-man orchestra seamlessly weaves trance based blues music, hearkening back to John Lee Hooker and Howlin' Wolf, with a drunken minor swing comparable to some of Tom Waits' darker works. Within the few years since this project started, the band is already touring nationally, internationally, and selling out venues along the West Coast and throughout the United Kingdom. "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." -4000milestonashville Matt Owens is a British singer-songwriter and musician, who came to our attention as Urby Whale in Twickenham band "Noah and The Whale". Now, he visits TwickFolk as himself, with the album "Songs for an Empty Room". Matt recorded four albums with Noah and the Whale that have collectively sold over a million copies in the U.K. Having toured the world constantly since 2006 (with both bands and solo) he's played festivals such as Austin City Limits, Fuji Rock and Glastonbury.

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Anne Mccue

on Sun, 12 Jul 2015 at Brighton The Greys 8:00pm

Anne McCue has just added this date! She returns to Nashville the next day! Don't miss her first appearance in Brighton for 11 years! Anne McCue returns to England after 5 years with a new No. 1 album Blue Sky Thinkin' "McCue's virtuosity is no surprise, but the ease with which she's absorbed and restated the beating heart of swing music is impressive and thrilling.' No Depression McCue's 6th album has her exploring early influences such as Django Reinhardt, Charlie Christian, Peggy Lee, Hoagy Carmichael, Memphis Minnie and Cab Calloway. McCue's affection for this pre-rock music is evident in the disc's gorgeously crafted songs; they sound so authentically vintage that you'll be checking the credits to see what Tin Pan Alley tunesmith wrote them. Things You Left Out in the Rain, with its woozy horns punctuating McCue's chanteuse-like purr, and It Wasn't Even Fun While It Lasted, a lighthearted romp about heartbreak, suggest long lost gems that might have appeared in a '30s musical. Save a Life evokes Peggy Lee's smoky aura, while McCue professes that the acoustic blues Cowgirl Blues offers a nod to another of her favorite artists, Memphis Minnie. Those who know McCue for her rugged blues rock music will connect to Little White Cat, a '50s-style roadhouse boogie that she notes is the most modern cut on the release. Written as a more positive-looking reply to Howlin' Wolf's Ain't Superstitious, the tune also reveals her love for Cab Calloway, as does Devil in the Middle, a darkly dramatic song (co-written with David Olney and John Hadley) that features a duet with Dave Alvin. McCue was thrilled to get Alvin to sing with her because his beautiful, deep voice made him McCue's first choice for the track. Blue Sky Thinkin' also affords McCue the opportunity to showcase her critically hailed guitar prowess in new and often more subtle ways. Her blues playing here favors a more acoustic variety, such as the Lightnin' Hopkins-style picking on Cowgirl Blues. More often she salutes her jazz guitar idols. Her fluid licks in Knock on Wood and the title track pay tribute to the great jazz guitarist Charlie Christian, and the gypsy jazz playing on Dig Two Graves speaks to her affection for Django Reinhardt. The tango touches, meanwhile, in Uncanny Moon reflect her admiration for Argentinian music legend Astor Piazzola. To help bring her vision to life, McCue turned to some old friends: bassist/co-producer Dusty Wakeman, drummer Dave Raven and keyboardist Carl Byron. This trio of veteran Los Angeles sidemen (whose collective resumes include work with Roy Orbison, Bo Diddley, Nancy Sinatra, Warren Zevon and Dwight Yoakam) was her band on her breakout debut, Roll. McCue raves, they just instinctively knew what to do; so in sync that they recorded the final six songs in less than two days. The album was No. 1 on Roots Music Report Jazz Chart for several weeks and Top 20 on the Americana Chart for 3 months. PRESS QUOTES: "McCue and co-producer Dusty Wakeman (Lucinda Williams, Dwight Yoakam) give the album a welcome contemporary polish. That sheen shines even brighter thanks to McCue's virtuosity on guitar, whether she's slow-strumming a rhythm on "Things You Left Out in the Rain," finger-plucking a nylon-string solo on "Dig Two Graves" or riding a subtle slide on "Long Tall Story" her pickin' chops have garnered accolades from the likes of Lucinda Williams..." NASHVILLE SCENE "... with references to Django Reinhardt, Billie Holiday and Gershwin, among others, this gorgeous album showcases McCue's songwriting, torch-like vocals and brilliant, mostly-acoustic guitar mastery." ELMORE MAGAZINE "A true depiction of McCue's Southern charm, the album shines with a genuine bluesy, folk rock sound... Perceivably effortless, McCue continued to impress with a mastering of both guitar and vocals and at one point retrieved a sliding guitar for the song Hangman." AUSTIN FUSION MAGAZINE "McCue uses swing elements (last prominent in pop music circa the late '90s) and an elegiac New Orleans sensibility to create a cyclonic atmosphere, a controlled chaos of swirling guitar work and tempered horns resulting in an inferno of sound... Knock on wood, but Anne McCue's time has arrived on what is her most realized album to date." THE SECOND DISC "An Australian transplant currently calling Nashville home, Anne McCue took a musical detour on sixth album Blue Sky Thinkin', a candidate for her strongest work ever. Known for her guitar prowess, she expands into jazz and swing in the style of Django Reinhardt and Charlie Christian, adding horns and keyboards for color." AUSTIN CHRONICLE "Both the mood and the music lend themselves to imagery involving booze, bravado and bordellos, but McCue's perky attitude and the colorful paintings that adorn the album's cover suggest more of a mischievous intent." BLURT MAGAZINE "... her own batch of standards on an album that sounds so authentic, you'll be checking the credits to see which Tin Pan Alley tunesmith wrote them." LOS ANGELES MAGAZINE "I decided to make this album all pre-rock 'n' roll," McCue tells the Scene. "I love that era where jazz and blues started merging together and rock came out of it like a prodigal child." NASHVILLE SCENE "The sprightly album brims with toe-tap-inducing feel-good patina." NASHVILLE SCENE

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Marty O'reilly & Rob Heron Double Bill Summer Special

on Mon, 13 Jul 2015 at Sarratt The Cock Inn 7.30pm for 8.30

Rob Heron & Marty O'Reilly Summer Special Venue to be Confirmed Tickets £12.00 An evening of US & Northeastern Roots and Blues, Jazz & Swing Monday 13th July www.martyoreilly.com www.teapadorchestra.co.uk Venue to be Confirmed Doors Open at 7.30pm. Live Music 8.30pm - till 11.00pm For more info email owlsworld@gmail.com or call 07775 526 881 All Tickets: Door £12 pre-booked from We Got Tickets www.wegottickets.com/owlsworld (booking fees apply) or PayPal Tickets (booking fees apply). Via the website www.owlsworld.co.uk

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Moreland & Arbuckle

on Mon, 13 Jul 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors 8pm, music 8.30 - 11pm

Guitarist Aaron Moreland and harpist/vocalist Dustin Arbuckle have spent over a decade exploring the edges of American roots music. In the process, Moreland & Arbuckle have forged a relentless and haunting sound that merges Delta blues, folk, rock, traditional country, soul and numerous other echoes and murmurs from an infinitely layered musical narrative that spans more than a century. http://www.morelandarbuckle.com

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Hannah Aldridge

on Mon, 13 Jul 2015 at Brighton The Greys 8:30pm

terrace cred. presents: Hannah Aldridge pulls no punches! There's elements of country, blues and full on rock surrounding poignant songs that reveal flashes of steel. They're songs she's lived through. With debut album 'Razor Wire' recorded in analogue sound in Nashville, Hannah's music found its home in honest, gritty recordings that moved away from the earlier sessions, recorded in the town where she was brought up - Muscle Shoals, Alabama. She shelved her all-star sessions (with names like Spooner Oldham) produced by her dad Walt Aldridge, hit-songwriter for Travis Tritt, Ronnie Milsap and plenty of others. At 26, with a 6 year old son and a divorce, Hannah found her own voice - one that is quite exceptional!

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Its All About The Music Presents Will Johns....steve Rodgers

on Mon, 13 Jul 2015 at Oxford Wheatsheaf 8:00pm

British Blues Award Nominee Will Johns has been playing Blues Rock across the globe for more than 15 years. With a sizzling hot new band and a new album "HOOKS & LINES" he is taking no prisoners as he tears up the New British Blues Scene. A blend of fiery vocals and guitar wizardry, his compositions and performances consist of blistering authentic roots. He has performed with many incredible musicians, entrancing listeners around the world. Wills' crafted songs and performing style are as infectious as they are rousing. Bio 2012, 2013 & 2014 British Blues Award Nominee Will has been playing Blues Rock across the globe for more than 15 years. With a sizzling hot new band and album "HOOKS & LINES" he is taking no prisoners ! A blend of fiery vocals and soulful guitar wizardry, his compositions and performances consist of blistering authentic roots. Described as 'rock aristocracy', He has performed with many incredible musicians, entrancing listeners around the world. Wills' crafted songs and performing style are as infectious as they are rousing. Will Johns was born in London, 1973 to actress/model Paula Boyd, and L.A. Record Producer/Engineer Andy Johns (The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, and Eric Clapton). Will taught himself to play guitar at the age of 15. Steve Rodgers is fast becoming one of the most in-demand underground international artistes of 2009, with his self-released EP being already snapped up by thousands of fans on his myspace forum. With an eclectic sound which has been likened to Jeff Buckley, Scott Mathews, Ray Lamontagne), Steve is set to take the world by storm over the coming months. Having had a taste of fame from an early age being son to Paul Rodgers and of course lead guitarist in 'Boa' (who's single 'Duvet' was the title track to award-winning Manga 'Lain-Serial Xperiments',) Steve has now launched himself as a solo artiste, and due to popular demand after his recent sellout show in Canada, has now released his EP CD in the hope of spreading his music to the masses. Check out details on www.steverodgersmusic.com or www.myspace.com/steverodgersmusic

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The Dad Horse Xp Plus Nev Clay

on Mon, 13 Jul 2015 at Gateshead Central Bar 7:30pm

THE DAD HORSE EXPERIENCE (Bremen, DEU) With his peculiar banjo playing, the deep pounding notes of his basspedal, brief kazoo solos, and a distinct vocal delivery, ex-cabbie and punk rock scoundrel Dad Horse Ottn (aka The Dad Horse Experience) has gone from stumbling through a hard and sinful life to picking himself up and pushing on towards redemption, with little more than a banjo in his hands, a bass pedal at his feet and a message on his tongue. A gospel preaching, banjo plucking outsider artist from Bremen, Northern Germany who howls "turn the shit into gold!" as his saving grace. Described as "Dark Roots" and "Outlaw Gospel", Ottn himself calls it Kellergospel, explaining that this is not the Gospel you would hear in the churches but the gospel to be howled in the dark and lonesome basements, the places where the light is most desperately needed. "This is sinner music. Music about doing/having done wrong and the possibility, the need for redemption (absolution never really seems an option). Ottn's songs are ... presented in a spare almost primitive instrumentation that focuses on his voice and banjo playing. Dad Horse remains a master of creepy americana, despite his European roots. The result is basic and raw, raw like an exposed nerve." - sepiachord http://www.dad-horse-experience.org/ NEV CLAY (Newcastle upon Tyne, ENG) Nev's been playing round the local scene in the North East for 20 years, first in an indie-sludge-metal juggernaut called Rufus Beer and then as a solo performer. He's been compared to Jake Thackeray and has supported Kathryn Williams, Lindisfarne, Dave Edmunds and Keith Emerson. When he's not making music, Nev works for the NHS and in his spare time he does song writing and creative writing work in prisons. When at home, he eschews introspective acoustic music in favour of Rollins Band, Slayer, Soundgarden, Husker Du and recent doom metal favourites like Conan, Bong and Necro DeathMort. Nev covers Black Flag - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JEoNvnsxX0 https://nevclay.bandcamp.com/ Doors at half seven. Expect full sets from both Nev and Dad.

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The Dad Horse Xp Plus Nev Clay

on Mon, 13 Jul 2015 at Gateshead Central Bar 7:30pm

THE DAD HORSE EXPERIENCE (Bremen, DEU) With his peculiar banjo playing, the deep pounding notes of his basspedal, brief kazoo solos, and a distinct vocal delivery, ex-cabbie and punk rock scoundrel Dad Horse Ottn (aka The Dad Horse Experience) has gone from stumbling through a hard and sinful life to picking himself up and pushing on towards redemption, with little more than a banjo in his hands, a bass pedal at his feet and a message on his tongue. A gospel preaching, banjo plucking outsider artist from Bremen, Northern Germany who howls "turn the shit into gold!" as his saving grace. Described as "Dark Roots" and "Outlaw Gospel", Ottn himself calls it Kellergospel, explaining that this is not the Gospel you would hear in the churches but the gospel to be howled in the dark and lonesome basements, the places where the light is most desperately needed. "This is sinner music. Music about doing/having done wrong and the possibility, the need for redemption (absolution never really seems an option). Ottn's songs are ... presented in a spare almost primitive instrumentation that focuses on his voice and banjo playing. Dad Horse remains a master of creepy americana, despite his European roots. The result is basic and raw, raw like an exposed nerve." - sepiachord http://www.dad-horse-experience.org/ NEV CLAY (Newcastle upon Tyne, ENG) Nev's been playing round the local scene in the North East for 20 years, first in an indie-sludge-metal juggernaut called Rufus Beer and then as a solo performer. He's been compared to Jake Thackeray and has supported Kathryn Williams, Lindisfarne, Dave Edmunds and Keith Emerson. When he's not making music, Nev works for the NHS and in his spare time he does song writing and creative writing work in prisons. When at home, he eschews introspective acoustic music in favour of Rollins Band, Slayer, Soundgarden, Husker Du and recent doom metal favourites like Conan, Bong and Necro DeathMort. Nev covers Black Flag - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JEoNvnsxX0 https://nevclay.bandcamp.com/ Doors at half seven. Expect full sets from both Nev and Dad.

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Don Gallardo + Hannah Aldridge

on Tue, 14 Jul 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, See Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DON GALLARDO Nashville-based Americana/Folk singer-songwriter, Don Gallardo, is a diverse and multi-faceted performer with a lyrical depth and a warm, unique vocal style, which helps him weave between genres and become immediately relatable. He is set to release his new David Pinkston produced full-length album, "Hickory," on Clubhouse Records in June 2015. This will be Dons second visit to the Green Note and is sure to be a great night. HANNAH ALDRIDGE Dark Americana, is how the daughter of Muscle Shoals' royalty describes the ghostly, unflinching, sometimes gritty tales that separate her from the mainstream. HANNAH ALDRIDGE, 26, is steeped in the music both of Nashville and Muscle Shoals, the two cities where she was raised and plied her craft surrounded by legends of the music industry. Since then, she has been hailed for "her hauntingly beautiful vocals" (The Broken Jukebox). "Listening to Aldridge's music is a sonic treat, as stylistically she paints from many different musical brushes" (Billboard). American Songwriter even considered her debut album "Razor Wire" , launched May 2014, "in the running for best Americana debut this year".

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Evi Vine And Big World Blue

on Tue, 14 Jul 2015 at Eastbourne Eastbourne Underground Theatre 8:00pm

Doors 7.30pm

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The Revolving Doors Tour: Chris Barron (of The Spin Doctors) And Lach!

on Tue, 14 Jul 2015 at Cambridge Portland Arms 7:30am

Two journeymen from New York's East Village mixing tales of the Rock and Roll life with songs that are loved by millions. Not to be missed! Chris Barron's legacy is the stuff of myth. His band, The Spin Doctors were ubiquitous in the early nineties. Everyone owned their album Pocketful of Kryptonite as it blared out of summer speakers all across the globe. Barron has a Grammy nomination, a Rolling Stone cover, two multi-platinum albums and two Top Ten hits - Little Miss Can't Be Wrong and Two Princes - for which he won a BMI award. Chris still loves gigging with his the highly in-demand Spin Doctors but he also cherishes playing his solo, acoustic shows as he evolves into that rare beast of singer-songwriters-the journeyman. The Revolving Doors tour with Antifolk legend Lach will see Chris doing his very first solo tour of the UK playing his hits with The Spin Doctors as well as breaking out exciting new material. Lach has been called "New York's living legend" by Time Out London and "The roots of modern songwriting: Bob Dylan, Syd Barrett, The New York Dolls, Nick Drake and Lach!" High praise indeed but not uncommon for the founder of Antifolk, he international phenomenon that's been cited as a main inspiration for such acts as Beck, Regina Spektor, Laura Marling and hundreds of others. Lach has six critically acclaimed albums ("5 stars. Splendid, best of its kind!"- Mojo Magazine), a newly published book of poetry ("Outstandingly beautiful." - stirlingwriter.com) and a hit BBC Radio 4 comedy series 'The Lach Chronicles' (Top Radio Pick Hit from The London Times, The Observer, The Independent, The Daily Mail, The Telegraph and RadioTimes!) "A Lach show is a face-ache funny, beat-punk-unplugged joy, and likely to send you home with several favourite new songs"- The Guardian UK £8 adv/ £10 door

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Marty O'reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra

on Wed, 15 Jul 2015 at Leicester The Musician Doors 8.00pm

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Boo Hewerdine

on Wed, 15 Jul 2015 at Biddulph Arms 7.30 for 8pm start

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Lloyd Williams

on Wed, 15 Jul 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, See Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Lloyd Williams is a British Songwriter, known for his unique Banjo and Guitar techniques as well as an uncompromising attitude to writing and playing music he loves. With shades of Nick Drake and John Martyn, he intertwines a darker Folk Americana edge, with a classic British Folk sound. Already a cult name on the Folk circuit Lloyd is working with Legendary Producer John Wood, Who Was responsible for All 3 Nick Drake Albums, John Martyn's, Bless the weather and solid air, As well as Pink Floyd, Fairport convention,Sandy Denny Solo albums, Cat Stevens, Incredible string band, Nico, And Squeeze. John has produced and mixed Lloyd Williams new Album. His Live performances see him effortlessly flip between Banjo and Acoustic Guitar, At times playing the sound with haunting church organs and Hurdy Gurdies. The new recordings see Lloyd take to the old school sound yet again, Recording and mixing using analogue tape, to gain the vintage warm tones so in keeping with his music. His Overwhelming talents, Commanding Stage presence and unique ability to draw fans all over the world see a big future in store.

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Sadie Jemmett

on Wed, 15 Jul 2015 at London Betsey Trotwood Doors at 7.30pm

London Love Songs iTunes album launch night To celebrate the release of her second album, London Love Songs, Sadie Jemmett invites you to special night at the Betsey where she will be previewing tracks from the album with some some very special guests. Sadie Jemmett One of the most magical singer-songwriters on the music scene. "Reminiscent of a female Nick Cave and echoes too of Billy Bragg" Songwriting Magazine Russell Joslin Back in town from a European tour to promote his new album Harlequins, Russell Joslin is one of the most exciting and explosive singer-songwriters in the UK, tempered only by the soothing backing vocals of Sarah McCaig '...living proof of how fresh, vigorous and abrasive an acoustic songwriter can and should be in the 21st Century.' - Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music. Janine Wood and the others A regular performer on the London folk scene, and fresh from playing a sell-out gig at The Troubadour Club, Janine will be calling on some special friends to kick-off the evening

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Chastity Brown

on Wed, 15 Jul 2015 at Biggar Municipal Hall 8:00pm

An evening with Chastity Brown will enthral even the most seasoned of concert goers. She'll put a spell on you. Sweet as molasses and woodsmoke, clear and burning as summer sun. Her voice brings you to the crossroads with every turn, warms, comforts and challenges you. She is the inheritor of Leadbelly, Nina Simone, Bonnie Raitt and Roberta Flack. She is past, present and future. She is fire, earth, air and water. She's a natural. Throw all the genres and hyphenates together you want to describe her gospel, roots & soul, jazz, blues & country they are all correct, and also not close enough. Chastity channels songs that are borne deep in the American bone, the hunger, desperation and confidence that runs through our times. Coming from Tennessee to Minnesota, touring the country, she has had half her own lifetime and million lifetimes gone before to concoct her powerful sound. Ignite it all with love, and the rest is rapture.

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Flamenco With Alma Gitana

on Wed, 15 Jul 2015 at London Cafe Barcelona 7:00am

An evening with our favourite flamenco band, an amazing group with flamenco dance, guitar and vocals. Always sells out, a rare opportunity to see real flamenco in an amazing atmosphere. Tapas and wines available on the night www.almagitana.co.uk

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Cambodian Space Project

on Wed, 15 Jul 2015 at Leeds Brudenell Social Club 7:30pm

Cambodian Space Project play a very rare UK show at Brudenell in July! COSMIC CROSS-CULTURE RENDEZVOUS FEATURING SPACE TRIPPERS FROM VARIOUS PLANETS PREPARING A MISSION TO BEAM ITS UNIQUE MIX OF SPACE ROCK, SURF, REGGAE, DUB, KHMER SURIN, CAMBODIAN ROCK PSYCHEDELICA OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD AND INTO ANOTHER...

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Don Gallardo

on Wed, 15 Jul 2015 at Chichester The Chichester Inn 8:00pm

Americana, Country, Folk from Tennessee July UK 'Hickory' Tour

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Stevieray Latham

on Thu, 16 Jul 2015 at Witney Fat Lils Doors 7.30pm / Live Music from 8.15pm

Shortlisted for 2012's BBC Young Folk Award, he's a regular at Truck Festival and has supported the likes of My Darling Clementine and Ben Ottewell (Gomez). "StevieRay is surely destined for stardom" - AmericanRoots UK With support from local guitar hero Jonny Payne £10 on the door

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The Undercover Hippy

on Thu, 16 Jul 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time.

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Billy Rowan aka The Undercover Hippy has been delighting audiences for almost 10 years with his poignant and politically charged lyrics. Firm favourites at all the major UK festivals he has appeared at Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Electric Picnic, Sunrise Celebration and many more. During recent years The Undercover Hippy has performed mostly with his full band so intimate solo performances are rare and treasured by fans. 2015 performances will showcase several new songs which are due to be recorded in autumn. The music is best described as politically driven acoustic roots reggae folk-hop, with feel good vibes and a sly sense of humour. The live show is high energy, interactive, and always leaves the crowd begging for more. 'This is about as real as music gets' Andrew Marston - BBC Introducing

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'what She Will' Original Music From The Theatre Production

on Thu, 16 Jul 2015 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7.30pm

What She Will by Jane Jones, based on the works of William Shakespeare was performed at the Brideswell Theatre in Blackfriars in March 2015. The story uses scenes from various Shakespeare plays tied together by the character of Ann Hathaway, Shakespeare's wife, to convey the importance of women in Shakespeare's work and life. We had four performances, all sold out and we thought it would be fun to reunite for a condensed version of the play based around the original music by Jonah Maddox and his band. Jonah has written original music to Shakespeare's beautiful lyrics, the style is contemporary folk with traditional touches, played on an irish bouzouki, acoustic guitar and fiddle. The songs will be interspersed with cast from the play reading poignant monologues or sections from the script relating to the song.

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Acoustic Amnesty Fundraiser Gig For Manchester Women's Aid

on Thu, 16 Jul 2015 at Salford Sacred Trinity Church: Doors will open at 7pm and the show starts at 7.30

The next Acoustic Amnesty fundraiser will again be at the beautiful Sacred Trinity church. This time the acts are all female we are fundraising for the excellent Manchester Women's Aid as well as Manchester Amnesty. The gig will be seated and totally silent for performances with the (well stocked!) bar in a separate room. We are returning to our roots and there will be no sound system whatsoever - totally acoustic using the natural acoustics of the venue. If you want to see how fantastic the format of the evening is here's a video of the last one: https://www.youtube.com/embed/grhhGT0Vzlw?list=UU32opSiZu-iUSHLgSdSkZZg The acts are: - Circle of songwriters (as featured on John Mackie's show on FAB radio international) Little Sparrow, Tracey Browne, Raevennan Husbandes, and Becca Williams. They will all be on stage together and will perform solo, duets and as a supergroup! - Metre of performance poets Louise Fazackerley & Rose Condo. Performing brilliantly solo. Free on-street car parking is available and the venue is a stone's throw from Deansgate/Market Street in Manchester city centre.

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James Findlay

on Thu, 16 Jul 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

Another youthful take on traditional English folk. James comes from a family of singers and is a most mature and expressive vocalist as well as a skilled instrumentalist, notably on guitar and fiddle. He has an extensive repertoire and is particularly passionate about songs from his home area of the West Country. Bloody hell, what a voice was Jon Boden's reaction, he's warmly charismatic with that sparkle of personality.

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James Findlay

on Thu, 16 Jul 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

Another youthful take on traditional English folk. James comes from a family of singers and is a most mature and expressive vocalist as well as a skilled instrumentalist, notably on guitar and fiddle. He has an extensive repertoire and is particularly passionate about songs from his home area of the West Country. Bloody hell, what a voice was Jon Boden's reaction, he's warmly charismatic with that sparkle of personality.

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"jez Lowe" @ The Hungry Horse Folk Club

on Thu, 16 Jul 2015 at Ellesmere Port Whitby Sports & Social Club 8:00pm

Superb Geordie singer songwriter. JEZ is from the north east of England. He will bring with him the most fantastic songs and anecdotes of life in that region of the country, both historical and modern day.

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Forest Folk And Roots With Danni Nicholls

on Thu, 16 Jul 2015 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

A night of Americana with Bedford's Danni Nicholls fresh from recording her second album in Nashville with support from Lloyd North

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Forest Folk And Roots With Danni Nicholls

on Thu, 16 Jul 2015 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

A night of Americana with Bedford's Danni Nicholls fresh from recording her second album in Nashville with support from Lloyd North

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Rita Payne

on Thu, 16 Jul 2015 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

It's come to our attention that we are lacking in live footage of us on the world wide web! We've been told by some top level pros that in order for the people at Jools Holland and BBC R1 and 2 to take notice...we need some quality footage of us performing live at a gig, rather than in session. So, we've decided to perform an exclusive, intimate gig at Sheffield's Cafe #9 on Thursday 16th July and IT WILL BE FILMED AND DISTRIBUTED FOR NATIONAL RECOGNITION!! We'd love you to come down and be a part of this one off show. There are only 40 tickets available! Come down and let's make RP history together! Lots of love, R and P xx

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The Paperboys

on Fri, 17 Jul 2015 at Lowdham Village Hall Doors 7.30pm, Concert 8pm

Seated event. Seating plan drawn up a day or two in advance, so let us know if you wish to sit with friends who have bought tickets. BRING YOUR OWN DRINKS - THERE IS NO BAR

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Kirsty Bromley Band At The Golden Fleece, Thirsk

on Fri, 17 Jul 2015 at Thirsk The Golden Fleece Doors at 7.30pm

Kirsty Bromley is a singer, dancer, teacher and performer of folk music within the English Tradition. With a brand new album due for release in the Spring 2015 we welcome Kirsty with her festival band. She has been in choirs & musical ensembles from a very early age and much of her formative years involved immersion in the Brass Band tradition. This enabled her to make the transition to the 'other' English tradition, a journey which has been rich, eventful and which continues to challenge her. Kirsty was an inspiring member of Maltby Phoenix Sword and was part of the outstanding team who were overall champions at DERT in 2005. Since then she has expanded her dance experience with other teams including Sandbeck Sword, Triskele Sword, SMUTT Rapper, Rapper Rascals and Pecsaetan Morris. She has performed at most of the UK festivals and a number on the Continent. She continues to dance and is in demand as a teacher of rapper, longsword and Cotswold. She has been involved in several schools and can be seen at many festivals encouraging the younger generations to get involved and to keep the folk tradition alive. In addition to her active dancing life Kirsty also sings traditional folk songs and ballads and this is the area which she is currently active in developing. She can frequently be heard in many of the sessions around Sheffield and is a regular member of the Sheffield Ballads Club & The Sheffield Folk Chorale. You will also find her in both formal & informal folk festival sessions around the country. Her warm and expressive voice is distinctive and memorable and she is already winning strong and enthusiastic support around the country. After winning the prestigious Fred Jordan Memorial Folk Singing Competition at Bromyard Folk Festival in 2010, Kirsty has performed at Warwick, Bromyard, and Shepley Spring Festival 2011 and 2012 as well as numerous folk clubs around the UK. As well as singing Kirsty has performed at the Beautiful Days Festival with Dogan & The Deerhunters on Trumpet. She also played in the Eliza Carthy Motown Ceilidh Band at Whitby Folk Week in 2010 and Sidmouth Folk Week 2011. Recordings: trumpet In 2010, Kirsty recorded trumpet & backing vocals on Pete Coe's album 'Back Bone' performing along side Chris Coe, Jon Loomes, Michael Beeke and John Adams. She appears on At One With The Bells A compilation CD put together by Pecsaetan Morris to celebrate their 10th birthday & to help raise money for their 2012 trip to Toronto Ale Canada. In November 2011 Kirsty released her Debut EP Sweet Nightingale Which is now available in the shop. Her 2012/13 diary is filling up fast so be sure to look out for her! If you do book her she's known to bring cake & treats for the interval :-)

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Newgrass Cutters

on Fri, 17 Jul 2015 at Newbury ACE Space 8:00pm (Doors Open 7:30pm)

The Newgrass Cutters are a four piece progressive bluegrass band who play arrangements of some of the greatest contemporary and classic songs. The band are all veterans of the UK music scene and have worked with many big names. They are currently doing a UK tour as the band with Rock 'n' Roll legend Joe Brown.

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Newgrass Cutters

on Fri, 17 Jul 2015 at Newbury ACE Space 8:00pm (Doors Open 7:30pm)

The Newgrass Cutters are a four piece progressive bluegrass band who play arrangements of some of the greatest contemporary and classic songs. The band are all veterans of the UK music scene and have worked with many big names. They are currently doing a UK tour as the band with Rock 'n' Roll legend Joe Brown.

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Dave Burland

on Fri, 17 Jul 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, doors open 7.30pm

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Hank Wangford - With Brad Breath & Spanner Robinson

on Fri, 17 Jul 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time.

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Hank Wangford and Brad Breath (Andy Roberts) are back at the Green Note joined this time by the Country stylings and sweet harmonies of newcomer Spanner Robinson. Together the three of them will sing you original heartbreakers, toetappers and scuffed jewels scraped from the underbelly of Country. And however summery it is outside Hank's fresh cut slices of life and Brad's glimpses of gloom should keep the spirits low and the misery high. Hank Wangford godfather of British Country music was indoctrinated by Gram Parsons in 1970 and has been at it ever since. As Andy Roberts, Brad has played with Scaffold, Bonzo Dog, Plainsong, Billy Connolly, Pink Floyd, Rolf Harris and many others. Spanner Robinson sings with Hank & the Lost Cowboys and look out for her with Jeremy Mendonca as powerful Americana duo Hallelujah Trails. Many of the songs will be from Hank's most recent albums "Best Foot Forward" and "Whistling In The Dark" and from his current recording project an album entirely of waltzes "Save Me The Waltz". Hank Brad & Spanner - the Peter Paul & Mary of the 21st century? "An emotional rollercoaster ride. From honkytonkin' heartbroken songs of 1950s and '60s rural America via the 1984 British miner's strike, right up to the present day. Beautifully crafted original songs full of class, wit and poignant observations. We laughed and cried - sometimes at the same time - it's a privilege to be present on nights like these." Mike Leigh "A must see and must hear for any fan of Country music and if you're not a fan you'll soon convert. The music is beautiful, the stories funny and they have great taste in cowboy gear." Carn to Cove, Cornwall

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Jolie Holland

on Fri, 17 Jul 2015 at Ramsgate Music Hall Doors at 7.30pm - 2am

Singer and songwriter Jolie Holland has immersed herself in the love of various American musical styles since the very beginning of her career. From country and folk to blues, gospel and jazz, either solo or as part of the The Be Good Tanya's, Jolie is unique and always delivers. Wine Dark Sea is her 6th solo release... ICON Mag says "timeless and classic but totally her own. It's a beautiful mess, much like Life Itself. Holland is in the same league as Waits, Rickie Lee Jones, Randy Newman, and Kevin Coyne, and almost beyond category." On her way between big city gigs, Holland and her band drop in on route. Chuffed... you bet cha!

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Errol Linton Trio

on Fri, 17 Jul 2015 at London The Telegraph (Putney) 7:00pm

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St Edith Folk Grand Summer Party!

on Fri, 17 Jul 2015 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

What could be better on a balmy Summer's evening than relaxing at the now traditional St Edith Folk Summer Party listening to some of the best local artists around and with a pint of Tonbridge Brewery's finest (another excellent local product), or a glass of cool wine, in your hand? We've a wonderful selection of music for you, there will be free gifts for all, a free Summer Buffet and the evening will feature a Grand Raffle with tons of prizes! The music will be supplied by..... JULIE & GAVIN ATKIN To open proceedings we have the very lovely Julie & Gavin Atkin who have travelled all the way from Marden to be with us. Gavin has appeared at St Edith Folk before as a solo artist, giving us a fine set of songs of the sea. With his partner Julie they play a more mixed bag, a warm, nostalgic blend of Julie's songs from between the wars and Gavin's English traditional songs and tunes on duet concertina and melodeon. Julie's fine, clear voice is shown off by swing-style chords on the Jeffries concertina, Gavin's singing is sometimes humorous, sometimes thoughtful, and always has an authentic traditional ring. The music could be the soundtrack to one of those BBC period dramas where the world was a slightly better place, and it leaves the listener with a warm nostalgic feeling. OUR SURPRISE MYSTERY GUEST An international recording artist of vigour and renown who just so happens to line in the vicinity. Can you guess the mystery man's identity.......? HOBO & THE HIPPIES The hard-working Hobo & the Hippies are James, Danny, Joe, Nick and Sam, a five-piece original folk and country band hailing from our fine county of Kent. With traditional vocals backed by mandolin, violin, banjo, guitars, ukulele, bass and drums (not all at the same time for those of you who can count), their original music is fun, lively and full of spirit. Think more Mumford & Sons than 'trad arr.'! They are the perfect band to close our Summer Party, they'll have your toes tapping in no time and send you home with a big smile on your face!

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The Nigel Bagge Band & ' Voodoo Kitchen'

on Fri, 17 Jul 2015 at Goring Conservative Club 8:30am

Nigel Bagge Started out playing music by the Shadows (yes - it was that many years ago!), then the John Mayall Bluesbreakers album with Eric Clapton changed everything, along with Fleetwood Mac, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, Free, Rory Gallagher. Later years saw BB King, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray & Jimmie Vaughan, Albert King & Albert Collins exerting their influence, and then Ry Cooder, John Hiatt, Eric Bibb and Keb' Mo'. I began professionally in the 1970s with Geordie folk-rockers LAMPLIGHT (later COLD COMFORT). Much slogging around the college and London pub scene (as it was) followed. The Punk explosion fairly quickly put an end to our fortunes, and I pursued a different career through the 1980s. However it's in your soul, and I continued playing and doing the odd gig with some of my old buddies. Eventually HIGHWAY 61 was formed - a good time Rhythm and Blues band. Redundancy from my other career led to music becoming a full-time occupation again. DUCK SOUP followed in 1991 - and is still on the menu at various venues today. I was with JUICE ON THE LOOSE around that time, and then in 1993 I teamed up with NICKY MOORE and we formed the BLUES CORPORATION. In 1997 I was offered the job of front-man with THE MIGHTY 45s. That's when I started singing for a living as well as playing the guitar. The 45s stopped working in their own right when backing Chicago blues diva ANGELA BROWN became full-time, playing at Festivals and clubs throughout western Europe & Scandinavia until 2007. Since then I've worked with PETER GREEN, CHRIS FARLOWE and MILLER ANDERSON as well as fronting my own band & duo, and playing with the DESPERATE DAN BAND, DUCK SOUP, GOODY-BAG BAND and anyone else who asks me. Nigel joins together with 'Voodoo Kitchen' for an evening of Blues ,Country,Gospel and Cajun music. Read his biog it's impressive! 'Voodoo Kitchen' Fronted by The Professor Dave Minns ( country efficianado) & Bob Brookes ( Desperate Dan) Trevor Grant ( Hicksville band) Jeremy Sherman ( Worthings best kept secret) Fraser (Crawfish) Wigg Marianne Hiller Brook Dave Miller Barnard Plus special guests TBC

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The Nigel Bagge Band & ' Voodoo Kitchen'

on Fri, 17 Jul 2015 at Goring Conservative Club 8:30am

Nigel Bagge Started out playing music by the Shadows (yes - it was that many years ago!), then the John Mayall Bluesbreakers album with Eric Clapton changed everything, along with Fleetwood Mac, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, Free, Rory Gallagher. Later years saw BB King, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray & Jimmie Vaughan, Albert King & Albert Collins exerting their influence, and then Ry Cooder, John Hiatt, Eric Bibb and Keb' Mo'. I began professionally in the 1970s with Geordie folk-rockers LAMPLIGHT (later COLD COMFORT). Much slogging around the college and London pub scene (as it was) followed. The Punk explosion fairly quickly put an end to our fortunes, and I pursued a different career through the 1980s. However it's in your soul, and I continued playing and doing the odd gig with some of my old buddies. Eventually HIGHWAY 61 was formed - a good time Rhythm and Blues band. Redundancy from my other career led to music becoming a full-time occupation again. DUCK SOUP followed in 1991 - and is still on the menu at various venues today. I was with JUICE ON THE LOOSE around that time, and then in 1993 I teamed up with NICKY MOORE and we formed the BLUES CORPORATION. In 1997 I was offered the job of front-man with THE MIGHTY 45s. That's when I started singing for a living as well as playing the guitar. The 45s stopped working in their own right when backing Chicago blues diva ANGELA BROWN became full-time, playing at Festivals and clubs throughout western Europe & Scandinavia until 2007. Since then I've worked with PETER GREEN, CHRIS FARLOWE and MILLER ANDERSON as well as fronting my own band & duo, and playing with the DESPERATE DAN BAND, DUCK SOUP, GOODY-BAG BAND and anyone else who asks me. Nigel joins together with 'Voodoo Kitchen' for an evening of Blues ,Country,Gospel and Cajun music. Read his biog it's impressive! 'Voodoo Kitchen' Fronted by The Professor Dave Minns ( country efficianado) & Bob Brookes ( Desperate Dan) Trevor Grant ( Hicksville band) Jeremy Sherman ( Worthings best kept secret) Fraser (Crawfish) Wigg Marianne Hiller Brook Dave Miller Barnard Plus special guests TBC

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Morlove And Moonbeam

on Fri, 17 Jul 2015 at Lewes The Buttercup Café 7:30am

Songs from the Landscape of our dreams

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The Robin Hoare Band Blues At Shakespeares!

on Fri, 17 Jul 2015 at Sheffield Shakespeare's Pub 7:30pm

Local Blues Man Robin Hoare breaks his recent local silence with an intimate show upstairs at excellent real-ale pub Shakespeares. Robin is joined by Robin Baker on Bass and Tom Wright on Drums

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Otis Gibbs

on Sat, 18 Jul 2015 at Broseley Birchmeadow Centre Doors 7:30pm

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Said The Maiden

on Sat, 18 Jul 2015 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop Doors at 7.00pm

Coming up at The Big Comfy Folk Club is Isambard award winners Said The Maiden from Bristol, local duo Behind The Settee and Swedish folk troubadour Filip Johansson. Said The Maiden (www.saidthemaiden.co.uk) Said The Maiden are Jess Distill (vocals, flute, whistles, ukulele), Hannah Elizabeth (vocals, violin, accordion, mandolin) and Kathy Pilkinton (vocals, guitar, clarinet). They are a folk trio based in Hertfordshire where they all grew up and went to school together. The trio sing traditional and contemporary English, Irish and American folk songs, creating their own unique arrangements often in acapella three-part harmony. After forming in 2011 and regularly singing at our local Redbourn Folk Club where they received much encouragement, the girls soon secured support and headline slots at folk clubs around the country which in turn led to opportunities to support many fantastic artists including The Fisherman's Friends, Jim Moray, Megson, Martin Carthy, Hannah James and Sam Sweeney, and Clannad. In 2013 the maidens released our debut EP 'Come Hither' which was met with many positive reviews. Later that year they began working on their debut album, 'A Curious Tale' which was released in June 2014, receiving fantastic reviews from the likes of R2 magazine, Fatea, and Bright Young Folk. 2014 also saw the girls join Dave Swarbrick on a successful UK tour. Said the Maiden continue to enjoy singing to audiences across the country; previous gigs include the Green Note in Camden, Folk By The Oak, Folkeast, The London Folk Fayre at Cecil Sharp House, Hitchin Folk Club, Cambridge Folk Club, Standon Calling and the Edinburgh Festival. They have also enjoyed nationwide radio play, including Mike Harding's Folk Show, and a session for the famous Songs From The Shed. In the summer of 2014 the girls were nominated for Bristol Folk Festival's Isambard Award and were invited to sing on the charity single of Pete Seeger's 'Where Have All The Flowers Gone', alongside the likes of Dave Swarbrick, Peggy Seeger, Lucy Ward and many more. www.saidthemaiden.co.uk Behind The Sette are an acoustic duo from Rugby, Warwickshire. They recorded and released their first album 'Shrinking Violet' last year, and are currently working on a second album, 'Toybox', for September 2015. They play original music in a range of genres, most closely resembling a folk style, and cleverly crafted lyrics and weaving, melodic guitar riffs. They have appeared at Godiva Festival, BBC Introducing, Corby Radio and Hit1fm. You can find the first full album on Soundcloud, or connect on facebook. www.facebook.com/behindthesettee www.soundcloud.com/behindthesettee Filip is a modern folk artist born and raised in the south of Sweden. He tell stories about his life experiences and the world around him with sometimes abstract and sometimes straight-forward lyrics. His voice, lyrics and melodies combined creates a very unique and distinct sound. With around the total of 200 live performances Filip's liveshows has grown to be very delicate and thought through with a fair amount of crowd-participation. In 2013 he was the support act for Sandi Thom, Tommy Womack, Peter Bruntnell and Slow Fox. He released his first song and musicvideo for 'Autumn Leaves' in february 2014 that hit 11.000 views in one night. A week later he moved to London to really pursue and work on his music career. It wasn't until the first of september all the songs and the presentation felt right. He released his debut E.P. 'Since We Were' "Seven songs for an introspective mood, superbly arranged alternative folk-pop is what Filip Johansson presents with his EP Since We Were" http://www.filipjohanssonmusic.com/ Doors open at 7pm Filip Johansson 8.00-8.35 Behind The Settee 8.50-9.30 Said The Maiden 9.45-10.30 Bar open til 11 serving ales, wine, hot and cold drinks and cake. Www.facebook.com/groups/bigcomfyfolkclub

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Said The Maiden

on Sat, 18 Jul 2015 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop Doors at 7.00pm

Coming up at The Big Comfy Folk Club is Isambard award winners Said The Maiden from Bristol, local duo Behind The Settee and Swedish folk troubadour Filip Johansson. Said The Maiden (www.saidthemaiden.co.uk) Said The Maiden are Jess Distill (vocals, flute, whistles, ukulele), Hannah Elizabeth (vocals, violin, accordion, mandolin) and Kathy Pilkinton (vocals, guitar, clarinet). They are a folk trio based in Hertfordshire where they all grew up and went to school together. The trio sing traditional and contemporary English, Irish and American folk songs, creating their own unique arrangements often in acapella three-part harmony. After forming in 2011 and regularly singing at our local Redbourn Folk Club where they received much encouragement, the girls soon secured support and headline slots at folk clubs around the country which in turn led to opportunities to support many fantastic artists including The Fisherman's Friends, Jim Moray, Megson, Martin Carthy, Hannah James and Sam Sweeney, and Clannad. In 2013 the maidens released our debut EP 'Come Hither' which was met with many positive reviews. Later that year they began working on their debut album, 'A Curious Tale' which was released in June 2014, receiving fantastic reviews from the likes of R2 magazine, Fatea, and Bright Young Folk. 2014 also saw the girls join Dave Swarbrick on a successful UK tour. Said the Maiden continue to enjoy singing to audiences across the country; previous gigs include the Green Note in Camden, Folk By The Oak, Folkeast, The London Folk Fayre at Cecil Sharp House, Hitchin Folk Club, Cambridge Folk Club, Standon Calling and the Edinburgh Festival. They have also enjoyed nationwide radio play, including Mike Harding's Folk Show, and a session for the famous Songs From The Shed. In the summer of 2014 the girls were nominated for Bristol Folk Festival's Isambard Award and were invited to sing on the charity single of Pete Seeger's 'Where Have All The Flowers Gone', alongside the likes of Dave Swarbrick, Peggy Seeger, Lucy Ward and many more. www.saidthemaiden.co.uk Behind The Sette are an acoustic duo from Rugby, Warwickshire. They recorded and released their first album 'Shrinking Violet' last year, and are currently working on a second album, 'Toybox', for September 2015. They play original music in a range of genres, most closely resembling a folk style, and cleverly crafted lyrics and weaving, melodic guitar riffs. They have appeared at Godiva Festival, BBC Introducing, Corby Radio and Hit1fm. You can find the first full album on Soundcloud, or connect on facebook. www.facebook.com/behindthesettee www.soundcloud.com/behindthesettee Filip is a modern folk artist born and raised in the south of Sweden. He tell stories about his life experiences and the world around him with sometimes abstract and sometimes straight-forward lyrics. His voice, lyrics and melodies combined creates a very unique and distinct sound. With around the total of 200 live performances Filip's liveshows has grown to be very delicate and thought through with a fair amount of crowd-participation. In 2013 he was the support act for Sandi Thom, Tommy Womack, Peter Bruntnell and Slow Fox. He released his first song and musicvideo for 'Autumn Leaves' in february 2014 that hit 11.000 views in one night. A week later he moved to London to really pursue and work on his music career. It wasn't until the first of september all the songs and the presentation felt right. He released his debut E.P. 'Since We Were' "Seven songs for an introspective mood, superbly arranged alternative folk-pop is what Filip Johansson presents with his EP Since We Were" http://www.filipjohanssonmusic.com/ Doors open at 7pm Filip Johansson 8.00-8.35 Behind The Settee 8.50-9.30 Said The Maiden 9.45-10.30 Bar open til 11 serving ales, wine, hot and cold drinks and cake. Www.facebook.com/groups/bigcomfyfolkclub

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Tir Na Nog

on Sat, 18 Jul 2015 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

The legendary Irish folk duo mix of Irishness, folk and Led Zeppelin

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Its All About The Music Presents Puppet Mechanic...cosmosis Plus Support

on Sat, 18 Jul 2015 at Oxford The Cellar 7:00pm

https://soundcloud.com/puppetmechanic cosmosis An Electro Acoustic band playing folk/rock with a cosmic twist. Here to spread a new message of love.

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Andrew Duhon (grammy Nominee From New Orleans)

on Sun, 19 Jul 2015 at Portsmouth The Square Tower Doors at 7.15pm

Yes, you ARE reading this correctly! We have a Grammy Award nominee coming to play for us in the Tower - again!! We were incredibly privileged last year that this amazing musician chose us to be part of his UK tour, and even more made up when Andrew wrote in our guest book - Thanks for the best gig in the UK!! And of course that is thanks to all you wonderful people who made the show a complete sell out (with a long waiting list!) - so we're going to do it all again! And who can forget the special guest appearance of Andrew's friend, and chart star Lucy Spraggan jumping up to do a number together?!! Everyone was, of course, well and truly blown away by the mighty talents of one of New Orlean's finest. Various reviewers were fulsome in their praise of this prodigiously talented singer / songwriter - words such as spellbinding, compelling, mesmeric talent, and unmatched voice peppering their articles. No wonder then that his latest album The Moorings was Grammy Nominated! Andrew Duhon is a New Orleans native, raised in the country's most unique and mysterious city. A city that accepts all walks of life with a curiosity and forgiveness that has found its way into his wholly American songwriting. A Folk and Blues influenced singer/songwriter, Duhon shares his love of American History, it's struggles, triumphs, and impulses through his music. Whether its love that crosses colour lines, a family challenged by life's unexpected turns or the woeful tale of a city left to drown, Duhon brings his audience into the most intimate of spaces through his storytelling. What The Critics Are Saying "This record is genius. Not kidding. It is unbelievably great. This young man has it. The singing, the playing, the production...it's all there. Strikingly good. The world needs to hear this record." - George Howard, former president of Rykodisc. "Another world-class voice is heard from Louisiana, another soulful, mesmerizing singer who writes emotional songs with impact and heart. Andrew Duhon is a troubadour for the next generation, a story-teller for his generation. Measured in the blues with the gift of narrative, Andrew's songs will not only make you think, they will make you sing along, days later. This a young artist to watch, and to hear, as soon as you can find a way. " - John Snyder, ArtistHouseMusic.com. " with his cards to his chest and his heart on his sleeve, Andrew brings us his stories, in a voice as full as any I've heard, breathing life and truth into his songs" - Trina Shoemaker, Grammy Award Winning producer and engineer. Physical tickets are also available from Pie & Vinyl in Castle Rd, Southsea or Southsea Gallery in Albert Rd, Southsea.

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Jim Causley

on Sun, 19 Jul 2015 at Sidmouth St Theresa's Hall 7.30pm

Sidmouth Acoustic Sessions

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Dave Burland

on Sun, 19 Jul 2015 at Southport Park Golf Club Doors from 7pm and music from 8pm

Laidback delivery, dry wit. Trad. and modern - Dave is the original eclectic mixer of the best of genres. Warning - may contain traces of Little Feat!

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Dissident Prophet With The Strangest Feeling

on Sun, 19 Jul 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

The apocalyptic indie rock band from Birmingham return with album No. 5, Red Moon Rising. They'll be playing songs from the new album, as well as previous albums. Red Moon Rising will be available on CD on the night. Plus support from The Strangest Feeling. Dissident Prophet bleed Old Testament sternness and passion all over the place. Be choked by the hope and horror in their apocalyptic visions. And, no, they have no intention of stopping to perform the Heimlich Maneuver. (70elevators.com)

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Softlysoftly Presents Forty Elephant Gang + Richard Jakubowski + The August List + Tim O'connor

on Sun, 19 Jul 2015 at London Kiss The Sky 2:45pm

PLEASE NOTE, this event is ADULTS ONLY - no children allowed in the bar. Advance ticket guarantees a seat. Deliciously chilled unplugged acoustic music to charm you on a Crouch End Sunday afternoon. RICHARD JAKUBOWSKI An old friend of SoftlySoftly who was last here with his band. This time he's coming along as a solo artist with his brilliant harmonica/guitar accompanied songs. soundcloud.com/ramblin-rick-jakubowski THE AUGUST LIST Stripped down roots from this lo-fi folk boy/girl duo who describe their music as 'backwards country/porch folk' but with a bit of a rock n roll attitude. https://soundcloud.com/theaugustlist TIM O'CONNOR North London songwriter whose acoustic songs has reminiscences of the likes of Elliott Smith or early Neil Young. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihn1Wd9XGjI As usual doors open at 2.45, with music starting at 3pm and continuing until 5pm There will be tickets on the door at £4 but only advance ticket guarantees a seat. 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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Monika Lidke

on Sun, 19 Jul 2015 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Monika Lidke - Songwriter & Jazz-folk singer Monika Lidke creates exciting and original music that truly connects with the audience. Her songs blend jazz and folk with Polish and French roots to create a mesmerising live show. Monika released her second album 'If I was to describe you' in July 2014 on 33 Records. The album features acclaimed Polish singer Basia Trzetrzelewska and hip bassists Janek Gwizdala and Shez Raja. A jazz singer of Polish origin, Monika studied classical guitar in Poland, then singing and theatre in Paris. She relocated to London where she released her debut album 'Waking up to Beauty' in 2008. Her band have performed at high profile venues and festivals including London Jazz Festival, Manchester Jazz Festival, Rhythms of the World Festival, The Forum London, Ronnie Scott's Bar and Pizza Express Soho. 'If I was to describe you' has recently been released to critical acclaim in Poland where Monika has been appearing extensively on national TV and radio. One of the songs, featuring Basia Trzetrzelewska (Tum tum song) has been featured on the compilation album Smooth Jazz Café vol. 13 released by Universal, and Monika was nominated Artiste Of The Week on Heart FM Spain. Monika Lidke - vocals, guitar Shirley Smart - cello Kristian Borring - guitar Shez Raja - bass Disarmingly lovely - Time Out A lovely album. Fresh and individual. Check it out! Sarah Ward Jazz FM (UK) Stimulation for the ears from the appealing debut album 'Waking up to Beauty' - METRO "Imbued with appealing honesty, freshness and lyrical accomplishment" Adrian Pallant. "A very fine album" JazzUK Monika has performed with many of the top names on the European jazz scene including Soweto Kinch, Andy Sheppard, Gilad Atzmon, Arun Ghosh, Jay Phelps, Denys Baptiste, Shabaka Hutchings and Elzbieta Adamiak.

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John Kirkpatrick

on Mon, 20 Jul 2015 at Chesham Folk Club 8:30pm - 11:00pm. Door open 8:15

John is one of the most prolific figures on the English folk scene, performing solo, in duos, acoustic groups and electric bands, and has established an enviable reputation as an instrumental virtuoso and session musician, as well as a leading interpreter of English folk music. He has been a member of the Albion Country Band, Magic Lantern, The Richard Thompson Band, Umps and Dumps, Steeleye Span, Brass Monkey, Trans-Europe Diatonique, and Band of Hope, as well as numerous ceilidh bands.

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Martin Wyndham Read

on Mon, 20 Jul 2015 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

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Martin Wyndham Read

on Mon, 20 Jul 2015 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

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Della Mae

on Mon, 20 Jul 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors 7pm

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Tom Paley & Ben Paley

on Mon, 20 Jul 2015 at Brighton The Greys 8:30pm

a BLISS presentation: A rare father and son duo date, in honour of the release of their album 'Paley And Son'. Tom Paley was born in New York and his musical roots extend back to playing square dances in the 1940's, forming a duo with Woodie Guthrie and the 1960's Greenwich Village folk scene as a member of The New Lost City Ramblers, with albums on labels such as Folkways and Elektra. After a stay in Sweden, Tom moved to London in the mid-60's, where he first created The New Deal String Band and extended his reputation for virtuoso playing, with European and American tours. Tom picked up a Zorn medal-winning love for Swedish fiddling, to add to his guitar and 5 string banjo skills. (Honorary) president of FOAOTMAD (Friends of American Old-Time Music and Dance), Tom is a true icon of the Folk Revival and international folk scene. And then there's Ben... Fiddler Ben Paley you'll know as one half of Ben Paley & Tab Hunter (international, red hot, traditional fiddle and guitar duo who emerged from the fab Wild Turkey Brothers) whose laid back / frantic sessions along the road at The Horse And Groom and now The Cornerstone couldn't be more local to Brighton's Hanover area and The Greys. Ben is also a member of The Longhill Ramblers, plays with Nick Burbridge's mighty McDermott's 2 Hours and The Sussex Pistols as well as playing with The Levellers' Mark Chadwick and a host of artists, from punk to Damon Albarn, Michael Nyman, Murray Lachlan Young... Steeped in music, with a musical mum, singer Claudia Gould, and music writer, step-father Ron Gould, he's also played alongside his father in a revamped NDSB and, like his father, he's an expert, passionate Swedish fiddle player and also a published scholar on the subject. Together, they'll set The Greys ablaze. A local singer with a wide range of contemporary and traditional songs. Caroline has 2 albums of her own songs recorded with a new album of traditional songs due.She is a regular performer at clubs and festival appearances and has a penchant for the songs of Nick Drake. www.carolinekendall.bandcamp.com

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Folklore Presents .. Mock Deer - Ep Launch

on Mon, 20 Jul 2015 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Mock Deer "Gorgeous. This guy creates real atmosphere and depth within his songs." - London Gig Guide A self-taught musician with a unique playing and writing style, he has spent the majority of his life in the North of England and has re-immersed himself in the capital's Alt-folk scene over recent years, playing shows for excellent local promoters including The Local, Folklore and Folkroom. He has also played in Germany with Fourtrack and The Grey Sky Sessions. As well as writing original music for theatre and television and releasing a home recorded E.P. (Cold and Bright) his renewed involvement in the live music scene has seen him play shows supporting great acts such as The Burning Hell (Can) and Sam Brookes (UK) and at several UK festivals, including Festival N6, Ramsbottom Festival, The End Festival, Uncivilization Festival and Ymuno. He recently went back into the studio with friends and collaborators Benjamin Yellowitz and members of Alt-country band Dead Flowers to record his next release (Due in April 2015). On the back of this Mock Deer will hit the road again in 2015 covering both the UK and Europe. Support comes from the most excellent Joe Innes Joe Innes & The Cavalcade are an indie/alt/anti folk band from London led by singer/songwriter Joe Innes, whose offbeat and often irreverent songwriting has gained praise from national radio as well as online, being described as things like a master of words by This is Fake DIY and just brilliant by Tom Robinson on BBC6. Since forming in 2012, the band have become firmly rooted in London's music scene, perfecting a loud and energetic live show that gets audiences clicking and howling (literally) and has won the band favourable comparisons to The Decemberists, Bright Eyes and The Mountain Goats. They have played some of the biggest festivals in the UK including Cambridge Folk Festival, Camp Bestival and Secret Garden Party, and supported incredible artists like Caitlin Rose, Anais Mitchell, Sea of Bees and Toby Goodshank. Their new EP 'Brian, I'm a Genius Too' was released in June 2014 to widespread acclaim.

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Long Lankin And Carol Anderson

on Mon, 20 Jul 2015 at London Green Note 7:00pm

"Really beautiful voices and they do interesting things with them" Mike Harding "Wonderful vocals and intricate instrumentation" Bright Young Folk "Really wonderful three-part harmonies" Baylen leonard, Amazing Radio Long Lankin are four female instrumentalists and singers, whose intricate and thoughtful arrangements of songs and tunes from the English, Scottish, Scandinavian and American folk tradition are as skilfully and beautifully executed as their original material. Singing in close harmony, Long Lankin hail from England, Shetland and Ireland. Carol Anderson is a London based fiddler from Aberdeenshire, Carol has previously performed at FolkOnMonday alongside Stuart Forester. "Carol is a highly regarded fiddle player from Aberdeenshire. She has a distinctive style combining East Coast and West Coast influences, stemming from her early tuition from Jean-Ann Callender, a native of Lochaber, and later tuition at summer schools from Aonghas Grant. She has a keen interest in Scottish pipe music and this is reflected in her repertoire.

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Louise Rutkowski

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

I 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 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 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Former-This Mortal Coil (4AD Records) vocalist Louise Rutkowski presents her first solo album, "Diary of a Lost Girl", accompanied by co-writer and producer, Irvin Duguid. "A gorgeous and simple album, that highlights her powerful voice." (Daily Express) "A cool, classy voice in all its Kate Bush-like huskiness, athleticism and drama." (The Scotsman)

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Della Mae With Special Guests Cc Smugglers

on Tue, 21 Jul 2015 at Leicester The Musician Doors 8.00pm

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Moreland & Arbuckle

on Wed, 22 Jul 2015 at Worthing Pier Doors open 7pm Show starts 8pm

Morgan and Arbuckle Guitarist Aaron Moreland and Harpist/Vocalist Dustin Arbuckle, along with drummer Brad Horner, have fashioned an old/new 21st Century roots sound by merging several American musical strains, from Blues, Folk and Country to Rock and Soul and when at their best they do it all with a raw and energetic passion. A Great Blues Rock Band from Kansas USA that flips between Stax style soul, stinging Chicago Blues and Allman-Style Jams It's hard to say exactly what we are and what we do says Arbuckle Blues is definitely at the core, but we're huge fans of all sorts of American Music and all of that comes through as well. Obviously, there are elements of traditional country in what we do. Elements of vintage rock and roll, soul and all that sort of stuff. We always try to stay grounded in that traditional blues centre and at the same time branch out and do as many different things as we can while still keeping it consistence with the sound we've developed Hold on to your seats- Moreland & Arbuckle are going to Rock the Pier

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Otis Gibbs

on Wed, 22 Jul 2015 at Cardiff The Full Moon 7:30pm

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Paper Aeroplanes

on Wed, 22 Jul 2015 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

The hugely popular Paper Aeroplanes return to Blue Sky after their previous sellout gig. Having just released their new album Joy to much critical acclaim the band have embarked on a European tour. Stunning vocals combine with all encompassing melodies and lyrics with real depth to create a uniquely exquisite sound.

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C Duncan

on Wed, 22 Jul 2015 at Salford The Eagle Inn 7:30pm

Glasgow's C Duncan, born 1989, is the son of two classical musicians. Surrounded by music throughout his childhood, Christopher initially took up piano and viola. His teens led him to school bands learning to play guitar, bass and drums but did little to quell his fascination with the composition and performance of classical music. He eventually enrolled in Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) to study music composition, where his pieces were performed by various ensembles across the UK. To hear C Duncan's music now is to grasp those two common threads between his interests in classical and modern music. The pieces that make up his forthcoming debut LP are formed from lush choral harmonies and acoustic instrumentation, textured like contemporary dreampop and all recorded at home in Glasgow on his bedroom studio setup, gradually built up one layer and one instrument at a time. The results of this methodical and isolationist recording process give us charming lo-fi folk with the harmonic width of choral composition, the sweetness of barbershop and the rough eloquence that has so readily soundtracked Glasgow over the past decades. Christopher is also an accomplished painter, naming Grant Wood and Gerhard Richter as influences. His work has been exhibited throughout Scotland and he provides cover art for his own records, expressing the same musical ideas through painted image. Support comes from False Nines. Formed over a mutual love of lo-fi yet ambitious indie-rock, Manchester's own False Nines have already caught the ear of BBC 6 Music's Marc Riley with their debut demo recordings. Recently playing their first gigs across Manchester, they are soon to head into the studio with the plan of releasing a single some time in 2015.

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Tim Jones & The Dark Lanterns

on Wed, 22 Jul 2015 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... Tim Jones & The Dark Lanterns. Forged in the folk clubs of North London, the band are influenced by the traditional singers and folk music of the UK, and use this sound to help Tim Jones' songs come to life. Whether in the a capella Harringay Races, Her Long Red Hair's shape-shifting fairy tale, or the boozy singalong of the title track, a sense of the stories and melodies that underpin folk music runs through all the songs. Praise for St Giles Bowl by Tim Jones & The Dark Lanterns "After listening to the album a few times I've just managed to read the accompanying press release! It candidly states that "the album was recorded and mixed in a week at a studio on a dairy farm in Pembrokeshire with the aim of capturing something of the spontaneous and rough feel of an English Basement Tapes, or early Fairport Convention recordings", and I can hear exactly what the writer means by the first of those comparisons - it feels just like that, and I love it" - FATEA "A wonderful CD" - 11islouderthan10 "You have to keep reminding yourself this is folk music written in these years not folk trawled from the mists of time. Waves of soft acoustic echoes couple with pulses of folk rock touches and together place 'St Giles Bowl' finely into today's English folk legacy." - FolkWords "Evocative of an era when groups called Flibbertigibbet, Spriguns of Tolgus and Brandywine Bridge walked the earth, and with an historical songwriting style not dissimilar to present-day Fairport, this should appeal to English folk-rock fans young and old" - fROOTS "lovely stuff... this is an album which stands up and shouts its message loud and proud" - UK Folk Music + support from The Night Jar + Office of Aurora

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Lisa Mills

on Thu, 23 Jul 2015 at Worthing Pier Doors open 7pm Show starts 8pm

All the way from Alabama Mississippi you will be mesmerised by a voice that has an authentic heartfelt blend of Southern Soul, blues, Gospel which has got her noticed by Robert Plant, Jeff Beck as well as fronting Janis Joplin's former Band Big Brother and the Holding Company which says a lot what people think of her. You will be spellbound by the performance and I wholly recommend you come and enjoy live music at its best The Southern Pavilion is a fantastic location with its intimate setting and atmosphere to capture the Soul of Lisa Mills Her latest album has been filtering around the building on a daily basis. After her last visit to the Southern Pavilion in December last year the response from people leaving the building has been amazing fantastic voicedown to earth sounds even better than the album and I thought that was fantastic

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Hillfolk Noir

on Thu, 23 Jul 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bob Harris is a fan and has described their music as amazing, telling listeners to his BBC Radio 2 programme: Amazing - I can't wait to see them on stage. One of the hardest-working bands on the US roots music circuit, Hillfolk Noir have built themselves a huge Stateside following playing what has been described as music filtered through a country-tinged, swampy-swingin', hillbilly-delta-blues-ragtime word machine. Working out of Boise, Idaho, they were widely recognised as one of the outstanding highlights at last year's SXSW in Austin, Texas, and have won a lot of fans in the UK too after four successful tours on this side of the Atlantic. This is what some media folks have said about them: A raggedy, rollicking adrelalin shot fRoots magazine A beautiful blend of folk, country and rock 'n' roll with Depression-era inspired string band blues and hillbilly ideals The List The jugband tradition is alive and more than well - they bring a punky, spunky spirit to the blues and old-time Rob Adams, The Herald (Scotland) Roots music with attitude! R2 (Rock 'n' Reel) magazine

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The Undercover Hippy

on Thu, 23 Jul 2015 at London Surya 7:30pm

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David Broad

on Thu, 23 Jul 2015 at York Black Swan Inn 8:00pm

*** Second Change of Programme*** Sadly, continuing health issues have obliged Judy Dunlop to cancel her advertised performance tonight. In her place we were to have had two of Leeds' finest younger roots musicians sharing the night, Serious Sam Barrett and David Broad. However, the jinx struck again and Sam is unable to play with a broken wrist. So this will be a solo show by David as he mixes originals with reworkings of classic American folk, country, blues and ragtime material. One critic writes "such was the passion in his delivery and authenticity of his delta-blues-like guitar playing, tracks like St James Infirmary Blues were utterly compelling".

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David Broad

on Thu, 23 Jul 2015 at York Black Swan Inn 8:00pm

*** Second Change of Programme*** Sadly, continuing health issues have obliged Judy Dunlop to cancel her advertised performance tonight. In her place we were to have had two of Leeds' finest younger roots musicians sharing the night, Serious Sam Barrett and David Broad. However, the jinx struck again and Sam is unable to play with a broken wrist. So this will be a solo show by David as he mixes originals with reworkings of classic American folk, country, blues and ragtime material. One critic writes "such was the passion in his delivery and authenticity of his delta-blues-like guitar playing, tracks like St James Infirmary Blues were utterly compelling".

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Lindsay Lou And The Flatbellies

on Thu, 23 Jul 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:30pm

PRESS "This is what happens when musicianship serves the heart and soul. This is what happens when 4 people travel 50,000 miles a year together in the same vehicle and have music for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This is what happens when the family band makes a record in the living room and the music arrives with the vibe of the place and time permanently imbedded within it. This is next-level Lou-Grass. It could not have happened without John Hartford and Doc Watson and it could not have happened in the 20th century. This the acoustic soul of the Great Lakes on a pilgrimage to Nashville. This is the magic of the moment between bandmates who have put in the time it takes to raise the bar. This is Ionia, baby. Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys have earned it." -- Seth Bernard - Founder, Earthwork Music "What do I love about 'Ionia'? Let's keep it simple. Everything. The songs are great. The playing is superb. The choices that LL & tFB make on this record are fantastic. Lindsay's soulful voice, intriguing lyrics and creative melodies are passionate and captivating. The interplay between dobro and mandolin is elegant and so sonically pleasant that it's deceptively simple. It's sexy. Unique harmonies elevate amazing songs to unexpected heights. I predict this album is the kind that will grow on you. not in a i-didn't-like-it-at-first way. More the now-I-need-this-music way. " -- Paul Hoffman - Greensky Bluegrass "Warm and friendly, real and true - like the "old song" beguiling singer Lindsay Lou reminisces about in the eponymous track on their new record - Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys cozies up next to your ears and whispers, thumps, hollers and tremolos you to a feeling of happiness that formerly only dusty dance-floors, the sweeping shuffle of boots, and the arterglow of moonshine could conjure up. These extremely capable practitioners of acoustic sounds are a rarified genuine-article; pretense-free, welcoming, and ready to deliver the handmade goods." -- Kai Welch -

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The Big Blues Night Out Presents Mad Larry Band Plus Support

on Thu, 23 Jul 2015 at Oxford The Cellar 7:00pm

tonight we bring you one of the best rising blues bands in the city & shire whith their own distinctive style their blues will leave you with a smile ....see ya there folks !

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Beer And Bluegrass Festival 2015

on Fri, 24 Jul 2015 at Poole St Aldhelms Hall Doors 6.00 pm

Beer and Bluegrass Festival Friday 24th July 6pm to 11.30pm and Saturday 25th Noon to 11.30pm St Aldhelms Hall Poole Road Branksome Poole Dorset BH12 1AD The South Coast's first Beer and Bluegrass event. Set in the Hall and Gardens of St Aldhelms in Branksome Poole. Opposite Branksome rail station and therefore ideally situated for a relaxed weekend listening to the best of American and British bands with over 35 Real Ales 15 Ciders and a selection of bottled beers. We wanted to go back to a time when small festivals were fun and we have carefully selected a line up of great musicians who have that down home vibe and play good time Bluegrass and Americana, all played with verve and a smile, we think you will love it Friday 24th Doors 6pm - 11.30pm Saturday 25th 12 noon to 11.30pm Weekend super Saver Ticket Available for both days Lindsay Lou & Flatbellys - Hill Folk Noir - Flats and Sharps - The Mountain Firework Company - New Hawleans Jug Band - Medicine Bend - Bow Legged Skeeters

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Rock Ridge Round Up

on Fri, 24 Jul 2015 at Gateshead Rock Ridge Burdon Plain 7pm 24/07/15 to midnight 27/07/15

Premier Country Music festival held over 4-days approx 8 miles from Newcastle Upon Tyne. Held on large open site with facilities for camping in Caravans, Tents or motorhomes. Site has full shower and toilet facilities, together with varied food stalls. There is also a pamper room allowing free access to electric sockets for hairdrying etc needs as well as a changing room. The main entertainment is held within a large marquee with profession sound and light stage show. Dance floors and fully licensed, cheap bar. Resident DJ and dance instructor on site.

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The Paperboys

on Fri, 24 Jul 2015 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

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

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The Coal Porters

on Fri, 24 Jul 2015 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors 7pm, Show 8pm

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. Formed in Los Angeles during the last century, as so many things were, the Coal Porters were originally an electric act centred around ex-Long Ryder Sid Griffin, composer of the Long Ryders 1985 hit single 'Looking For Lewis And Clark'. After the band relocated from Los Angeles to London Griffin sallied forth renewed in spirit. The Coal Porters enjoyed indie chart success in the UK and Europe and toured frequently. Their albums Land Of Hope And Crosby and Los London received grand reviews in Mojo, Q, UnCut, LA Weekly, the Village Voice (NYC) and their album 'The Gram Parsons Tribute Concert' got a fine profile in Rolling Stone back in the States. 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. Firmly established on the UK and European touring circuits and possessors of their own sound the Coal Porters are an acoustic act with attitude. Their live show is polished yet passionate and second to none. Check them out soon and get ready for the ride of your life! '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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Henry Priestman

on Fri, 24 Jul 2015 at London Green Note Doors@ 7pm. Music starts 8pm.

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "It's absolutely brilliant.....he's found his voice!" Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 Henry's solo London debut concert, at the Green Note gig in March 2014 (to launch his last album) sold out months earlier, so he's very much looking forward to returning to his favourite London intimate gig. In 2009, Henry (who wrote all those hits for The Christians in the 80's, and Yachts' songs in the 70's) reinvented himself as a singer-songwriter, and released his debut solo CD "The Chronicles of Modern Life" to critical acclaim, and singles from the album (including "Grey's The New Blonde") made it onto the Radio 2 playlist. Proper Records released the new album, "The Last Mad Surge of Youth", in 2014 and it's garnered Henry the best reviews he's had in 36 years of releasing records. Here's what they say about the new album: UnCut: 8/10 "...compares favourably to Ray Davies. These are heart-warming self-assured songs from a man confidently declaring that he's not done yet" R2: **** "Clever crafted songwriting...full of proper tunes & grown-up words...a clever, wily, literate writer" Q: ***"It's all bound by Priestman's songwriterly craft: some things age cannot whither" New Zealand, Sunday Star Times ****1/2 (CD of the Week) : "unique clarity, and honesty..." Classic Pop: **** "A lovingly crafted album...his fourth act might be his best" New Zealand, The Dominion Post ****: "Priestman occupies the territory somewhere between Ray Davies' sardonic take on life and Nick Lowe's sly humour"... ------------------------------------ "Lowri Evans: Quoted as 'A wonderful singer songwriter' by Bob Harris, Lowri is blessed with a voice capable of wide emotional power, her songs take their musical colours from a broad palette that includes folk, jazz, country and blues, all beautifully knitted together through her innate musicality and heartfelt delivery."

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George Borowski

on Fri, 24 Jul 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, doors open 7.30pm

Over the years George's association with an ever-growing list of artistes as diverse as PIXIES, MEATLOAF, PAUL BRADY, SAD CAFÉ, THE WATER BOYS, TEENAGE FANCLUB, BONNIE RAITT, RADIOHEAD the list goes on, has earned him the highest level of respect from those on the 'inside' whilst also being able to reach and appeal to those on the 'outside' with his rarefied combination of presence, performance and beautifully crafted words of art. Music with a message for all, delivered with a passion - George's songwriting winds it's way through pop, rock, country, blue suede tunes in true rock 'n roll style, socially aware masterpieces with haunting lyrics and those lump-in-the-throat power ballads which carry that definitive GB stamp.


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Acoustic Pride - An Evening With Gina Le Faux And Carol Laula

on Fri, 24 Jul 2015 at Gateshead St. Mary's Heritage Centre 7:30am

A rare opportunity to spend an evening in the company of two very different but equally brilliant musicians. Gina Le Faux and Carol Laula. Gina is a highly talented singer and world class fiddle, guitar and mandolin player, very highly regarded in the world of folk and traditional music. Carol is one of the finest singer songwriters to emerge from Scotland's music scene in recent years. An incredible evening of acoustic music presented as part of the Northern Pride celebrations.

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Tom Millar + Anita Wardell

on Fri, 24 Jul 2015 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 9pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Anita Wardell is one of the country's best vocal improvisers, and tonight she presents an evening of jazz standards, including vocalese lyrics to instrumental solos, with house pianist Tom Millar. 'A model of the jazz singer's art' the Guardian

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Steve Ashley In Concert

on Fri, 24 Jul 2015 at Wigan Parish Church 7:00pm

A welcome return for a true master of the English singer songwriter genre.From his debut album " Stroll On " in 1974 he set the bar for premier league songwriting. His songs have been covered by Fairport Convention, Phil Beer ,Dave Pegg and PJ wright, Anne Biggs , Maggie Boyle, Grace Notes etc. He was a member of the 1st lineup of the Albion Country Band. He was also frontman for Ragged Robin and the Steve Ashley Band. So he is well established as a live performer as well. He has also managed to sustain high quality over his 10 excellent albums. Opening the evening will be Paul Liddell a singer songwriter from the North-East. We think he's very very good. ( He'll be one of those artists that people say " Oh , I saw him at the church. I'm not surprised he's a big name now")

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Liverpool Acoustic Live Featuring Louise Jordan

on Fri, 24 Jul 2015 at Liverpool The View Two Gallery 7:45pm

Liverpool Acoustic Live in July features music from award-winning Louise Jordan, with support from Moss & Jones, Chris Callander, and Esme Higgins. Tickets are £5 (+booking fee) in advance or £6 on the door. The doors open at 7.45pm, music starts at 8.15pm and runs through to 10.45pm. Bar available. Unfortunately the performance space is on the third floor of the View Two Gallery and there is no lift access.

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Kimber's Men: Shammick Acoustic

on Sat, 25 Jul 2015 at Combe Martin The Pack o' Cards Doors 7.30 pm for 8 pm start

Kimber's Men were last at Shammick Acoustic some five years ago and it's far too long! We're delighted to welcome this very popular group back for another rousing evening of sea songs and shanties. The group formed in 2001, and the members come from a wide variety of musical backgrounds, giving dimensions to this group that other shanty singers simply don't have. Neil Kimber and Roger Hepworth have been singing together on the West Yorkshire folk scene since the '60s; Joe Stead has been a professional folk performer since a similar time, and has sung all over the world, including with such luminaries as Pete Seeger and Paul Robeson; Gareth Scott is a fabulous blues singer, and Michael Beeke plays bagpipes a shanty group using bagpipes? Whatever next? Giving real depth to the harmonies is John Bromley, the wonderful bass who also sings with the local operatic society in Halifax, and has sung lead bass at Leeds Playhouse in Mozart's Requiem. The group has six CDs now available, much of the proceeds of which going to the RNLI. The last time Kimber's Men were with us, the 'House Full' sign went up, so get there early!

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Simon Kempston

on Sat, 25 Jul 2015 at Doncaster Brewery & Tap - Upper Room Doors at 7.30pm

Simon Kempston is one of Scotland's best young songwriters and leading fingerstyle guitarists. Simon's original, distinctive guitar playing is founded upon a complex, finger-picking style which technically reveals his classical training yet is steeped in the history of the folk, blues and celtic traditions and is complemented by Simon's rich, powerful and compelling clipped vocal style.

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Louise Jordan

on Sat, 25 Jul 2015 at Bridgwater Arts Centre 8pm

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Louise Jordan

on Sat, 25 Jul 2015 at Bridgwater Arts Centre 8pm

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Kelly Oliver

on Sat, 25 Jul 2015 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys Doors 7pm

Kelly's debut album, This Land, has just received a 4**** review from The Telegraph and has joined their 'Best Folk Albums of 2014'. This Land also received 4**** from R2 Magazine. It has won Album of the Year from a female singer from FolkWords and was shortlisted for FATEA Magazine's Debut Album of the Year. 2015 is looking busy for Kelly - a new album is earmarked for the summer, from which the radio friendly single Jericho is being released on May 11th. A range of headline gigs and interesting festivals as well as feature/premiere in Folk Radio UK and promotion involving live performance on London Live TV and Norwich's Mustard TV, a third visit to Bob Harris' Under the Apple Tree session are keeping the momentum going on this rapid rise into the national consciousness.

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Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys

on Sat, 25 Jul 2015 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre Show Starts 8.00pm

With roots in the Great Lakes State of Michigan, Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys have created a huge impact in Europe, their brand new album winning them praise and much radio exposure. In the UK for summer festivals, there is something to suit all tastes in the live performances from bluesy works of wonder to blistering bluegrass beauty. Exciting with a pulse and rhythm that sets them apart AmericanaUK

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Hannah Johnson & The Broken Hearts

on Sat, 25 Jul 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, See Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Without wading in the quagmire of debate about what is and what defines 'Americana Music', The Broken Hearts seek to reveal the music that used to be called 'Country' in the impassioned era of Honky Tonk: when musicians sought only to play the best music possible and get folks up dancing. The material is a celebration of Honky Tonk, classic 'old' country, western swing, blues and standards with original songs written in these genres. With Green Note favourites The Toy Hearts on hiatus, we are excited to welcome this new Johnson family project to the Green Note stage! The Broken Hearts features: Stewart Johnson / Steel Guitars Simon Smith /Double Bass Chris Shirley or Howard Gregory /Guitar (Chris is the guitarist with 'King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys', Howard is the guitarist with 'The Steve Gibbons Band', both have served 'time' in early Toy Hearts line-ups) Hannah Johnson fronts the band on lead vocals, guitar and mandolin

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Defiance Sessions : Americana Songwriters Circle

on Sat, 25 Jul 2015 at Glossop Labour Club Doors at 7pm. Starts at 745 prompt.

An intimate evening of swapping songs and stories in the country folk tradition. These performers are master craftsmen. Expect broken hearts, defiant words and songs of inspiration.

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Defiance Sessions : Americana Songwriters Circle

on Sat, 25 Jul 2015 at Glossop Labour Club Doors at 7pm. Starts at 745 prompt.

An intimate evening of swapping songs and stories in the country folk tradition. These performers are master craftsmen. Expect broken hearts, defiant words and songs of inspiration.

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The Wurzels

on Sat, 25 Jul 2015 at Langport The Lowland Games 7:00pm

The Lowland Games presents The Wurzels with support from Fast Decline and also The Black Rats. Bar/Cider Bar and food.

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Mad Dog Mcrea Night

on Sat, 25 Jul 2015 at Rooksbridge The Barn 7:00pm

A NIGHT OF MUSIC AND FUN IN A BARN WITH A WELL KNOWN BAND CALLED MAD DOG MCREA, THEY ARE A UNIQUE MIXTURE OF FOLK ROCK, POP, GYPSY JAZZ, BLUEGRASS AND 'SHAKE YOUR ASS MUSIC!' GARAUNTEED TO GET YOU DANCING! HOG ROAST, CASH BAR, CAMPING WELCOME!

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Mark Wilkinson

on Sat, 25 Jul 2015 at London Green Note 1:45pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 12.45pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 2.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 3.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ This summer Mark Wilkinson returns to Europe to stage some very special shows in the gardens and living rooms of welcoming fans. Having sold out his London show in record time, Mark is excited to announce this special matinee show at London's favourite music venue, Green Note. An award winning Australian singer/songwriter, Mark has amassed a global following off the strength of his live performance and an innate ability to connect with his audience. Whether performing in major theatres or busking on the street, the stories he tells through song seem to connect with listeners of all ages and from all walks of life. Known for his poetic lyrics and soulful voice, this is a rare opportunity to witness Mark in the most intimate of surrounds. Spaces are extremely limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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Jim Causley

on Sun, 26 Jul 2015 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

'The Poetry of Charles Causley' Five times BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jim Causley is singer/accordionist who is passionate about traditional song and particularly that of his native Devon. Previous incarnations include The Devil's Interval and Mawkin:Causley and he has recorded with the likes of Waterson:Carthy, Show of Hands, John McCusker and David Rotheray of Beautiful South fame. In recent years, projects have included touring with Steve Knightley and Kate Rusby. 2015 sees the release of a new album for Jim, somewhat of a departure and a new beginning; this is Jim's first album of entirely self-penned material. It is being recorded and produced by Phil Beer and will mark exactly ten years since the release of Causley's debut album 'Fruits of the Earth'. 2013's 'Cyprus Well' saw Jim setting to music the poems of his relative, the late Charles Causley. This new album will showcase him not just as a fine traditional singer and musician, not only as an interpreter of others people's words but as a fine wordsmith in his own right. It will feature many of Jim's friends from the Devon folk scene including members of Show of Hands, Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll, long-time collaborator James Dumbelton as well as some surprise cameos. You can expect to hear a few re-workings of traditional tales as well as songs exploring previously untold stories of Causley's native Westcountry inspired by projects he has been involved in during the past few years such as a collaboration with artist Simon Pope and Exeter's Spacex Gallery which focused on the tin mining heritage of Devon and produced the song 'Pride of the Moor'. And it wouldn't be a Jim Causley without a few light-hearted numbers to offset the balance! This will be an album firmly rooted in ancient history yet told from a bang up-to-date perspective with all the light and shade which that entails. Male Singer of the Year Spiral Earth Awards 2014 Top 10 Folk Albums of 2013 The Telegraph Jim Causley and his fellow folk musicians bring it to life with real zest, his deep baritone voice soaring as he sings. **** 4 stars The Telegraph www.jimcausley.co.uk

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Ian Siegal

on Sun, 26 Jul 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ "Vast talent, historical reverence and forward thinking." BLUES REVUE USA A national treasure. CLASSIC ROCK UK "Awash with wit, lust and distraction..the cleverest writer and most magnetic performer of Blues in the UK." MOJO UK The last time Ian Siegal was at Green Note we sold out in no time at all. His reputation as the UK's most powerful and most engaging singer and songwriter of contemporary blues precedes him wherever he goes. If you know the name, but not the game, it's high time you made his acquaintance. He has won an almost endless list of awards: multiple British Blues Awards, European Blues Awards, and he is a two-times US Blues Music Awards nominee. He has also been picked as MOJO's blues album of the year twice, most recently in 2014 - the only non-American to achieve this distinction. 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. Ian particularly likes playing small, intimate venues and he quotes Green Note as one his favourites, so it is a pleasure to welcome him back as part of a short and exclusive UK summer solo tour that includes The Secret Garden Party festival.

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James Findlay

on Sun, 26 Jul 2015 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

James Findlay comes from a family of folk singers and his enthusiasm lies firmly within the English tradition. He is particularly passionate about songs from his home counties of Dorset, Somerset and Devon. He couples this with an extensive repertoire and love for song that shows through his knowledge and understanding of the material. James was winner of the BBC Young Folk Award 2010. He had a Mojo Top Ten Folk Album in 2012 with Sport & Play. His follow-up, Another Day, Another Story was nominated for 'Best Folk Album 2013' in the Spiral Earth Awards. In 2013 James played 'Little Musgrave' in Jon Boden's folk-opera 'Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard' At TwickFolk, expect to hear songs from James' upcoming album The Where and The When. Bloody hell, what a voice! ... He's warmly charismatic with that sparkle of personality that draws a crowd along with him. Jon Boden James Findlay, still in his early 20s, is one of the very best. Only the most cantankerous curmudgeons could be unimpressed by the maturity of his singing and playing, his boldness in tackling the big ballads, and his respect for provenance. The Living Tradition

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Della Mae

on Sun, 26 Jul 2015 at London Nell's Jazz and Blues 7:00pm

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Windborne Singers

on Sun, 26 Jul 2015 at Uxbridge RNA 7:00pm

WINDBORNE Internationally acclaimed folk band Windborne is a group of vocal chameleons who specialize in close harmony singing, shifting effortlessly between drastically different styles of traditional music within the same concert. Their musical knowledge spans many continents and cultures, but they remain deeply rooted in American folk singing traditions. Praised for the purity of their voices, strength of their material, and attention to detail in their arrangements, Lynn Mahoney Rowan, Will Thomas Rowan, Lauren Breunig, and Jeremy Carter-Gordon share a vibrant energy onstage their connection to each other and to the music clearly evident.

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Windborne Singers

on Sun, 26 Jul 2015 at Uxbridge RNA 7:00pm

WINDBORNE Internationally acclaimed folk band Windborne is a group of vocal chameleons who specialize in close harmony singing, shifting effortlessly between drastically different styles of traditional music within the same concert. Their musical knowledge spans many continents and cultures, but they remain deeply rooted in American folk singing traditions. Praised for the purity of their voices, strength of their material, and attention to detail in their arrangements, Lynn Mahoney Rowan, Will Thomas Rowan, Lauren Breunig, and Jeremy Carter-Gordon share a vibrant energy onstage their connection to each other and to the music clearly evident.

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Hunter Muskett

on Mon, 27 Jul 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Hunter Muskett is an acoustic/electric 4-piece playing mainly original songs in a folky, bluesy sometimes Americana vein. This is a band that has been around. Originally formed in 1969 they played clubs, concerts and festivals at home and abroad until 1974. Two, now collectable, albums resulted: 'Every Time You Move' featuring bassist Danny Thompson and 'Hunter Muskett' produced by Keith Relf with Michael Giles on drums. Band member Doug Morter went on to carve out a career as the 'go-to' vocalist/guitarist of the folk-rock scene, his credits including: The Albion Band, Maddy Prior, Sandy Denny Tribute (with the original members of Fotheringay). He has also gigged alongside US guitar aces Elliott Randall and Jerry Donahue. Hunter Muskett reformed in 2010 after increasing interest in their music led Cherry Red Records to re-release the first album on CD to highly favourable reviews: '..an underground gem.' Jan Zarebs, Record Collector ' masterly skirts the boundaries of baroque pop and folk-rock' Rolling Stone Hunter Muskett now tours again when schedules permit, once again playing venues ranging from small clubs to festivals and all points between. The band is keen to push forward and a new CD: That Was Then This Is Now co-produced by John Ellis and the legendary Bill Leader has once again drawn approval from the critics: 'unpretentious, classymuch better than it has any right to be' Colin Harper (biographer of Bert Jansch) writing in The Afterword 'one band that doesn't have to stand on past glories' Record Collector 'sunny and grin-inducing..' fRoots The new record builds on the band's trademark combination of distinctive original material, acoustic/electric instrumentation and harmony vocals. Included is a re-working of their much covered folk classic 'Silver Coin'. This is a rare London appearance by Hunter Muskett who are (then and now): Terry Hiscock acoustic guitar, electric slide, mandola, vocals Chris George acoustic and electric guitars, vocals Doug Morter acoustic and electric guitars, vocals Roger Trevitt bass guitar www.huntermuskett.com

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Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys - Usa - Folk - Roots & Bluegrass 27/07/2015

on Mon, 27 Jul 2015 at Sarratt The Cock Inn 7.30pm for 8.30pm start

Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys - USA - Folk - Roots & Bluegrass 27/07/2015 http://www.lindsayloumusic.com/ With roots in the Great Lakes State of Michigan, Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys have been on the road almost non-stop all over the USA since issuing their 2012 album, Release Your Shrouds. That recording showcased the band's instrumental ingenuity, Lindsay Lou's stunning vocal rangeand self-penned material that has everyone agreeing that they are a bit special. It's been said there is something to please all tastes in the live performances - real passionate affairs that stir the blood and exhilarate - from bluesy works of wonder to blistering bluegrass beauty. The band certainly has a fresh approach to the American roots genres which are explored and confidently conquered. The media got excited when they began to release their albums in Europe. Intoxicating was how Folkwords summed them up, while Maverick magazine said they played uplifting rootsy acoustic music of the finest quality. This year the band will appear at a string of prestigious UK events including Shetland Folk Festival, HebCeltFest and Poole Festival in Dorset. They arrive with a brand new album that is sure to win them even more attention. Exciting with a pulse and rhythm that sets them apart AmericanaUK The Old Barn @ The Coq Inn Church Lane, Sarratt WD3 6HH www.cockinn.net Doors Open at 7.30pm. Live Music 8.30pm - till 11.00pm For more info email owlsworld@gmail.com or call 07775 526 881 Tickets: we only have 50 tickets on sale for this show! Door £10 or £10 pre-booked from We Got Tickets www.wegottickets.com/owlsworld (booking fees apply) or PayPal Tickets (booking fees apply). Via the website www.owlsworld.co.uk

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Elle Osborne & Trembling Bells

on Mon, 27 Jul 2015 at Brighton The Greys 8:00pm

terrace cred. presents: So, I invite Elle Osborne to play, as she's releasing a new album. She asks if she can bring Alex Neilson and players who recorded with her. Next thing I know, we've got Trembling Bells coming along to play their own set, too! From the Lincolnshire coast, inspired by the language and beauty of folk song, Elle Osborne is a singer / fiddler / contemporary songwriter / sound collagist - a performer steeped in tradition and place, whose work figures in many 'best of the year' lists. With their own blend of psych-folk and a new album 'The Sovereign Self', Trembling Bells have developed a reputation for the extraordinary, with stunning collaborations with Will (Bonnie 'Prince' Billie)) Oldham and Mike Heron (bringing complex Incredible String Band repertoire to life). They'll all have taken part in a South Bank gig in celebration of Shirley Collins' 80th birthday. This unique date promises to be one not to miss. www.tremblingbells.com www.elleo.com www.facebook.com/terracecred www.facebook.com/TheGreysPub

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100 Club Tuesday Blues Presents Linda Em

on Tue, 28 Jul 2015 at London 100 Club 7.15pm - 11pm

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Crh Music Presents Angaleena Presley

on Tue, 28 Jul 2015 at Bristol The Tunnels Doors at 7.30pm

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Trembling Bells

on Tue, 28 Jul 2015 at Ramsgate Music Hall 7:30pm

Trembling Bells were last seen in Ramsgate late last year touring with Mike Heron of the Incredible String Band. This return is delivering their 5th Album 'The Sovereign Self' which is a whole different beast. Much darker with guns blazing from the 1st track, driving, dramatic and at times hallucinatory work, filled with a great sense of tension and release; a witches' brew, a psychedelic stew mixing up the range of the band's musical interests - everything from ramshackled ballads to ancient May Day chants, swaggering acid rock to swirling prog epics. Alex Neilson and his crew's return is much anticipated, come see for yourself.

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The Hut People

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Taking the audience on a musical trip across the globe, this very popular duo perform a hugely engaging, entertaining and truly unique blend of 'world-folk' music led by a driving accordion and a dazzling array of exotic percussion! Great music & virtuosity aside, a show from The Hut People is overflowing with great music, humour and a 100% commitment to their 'getting-the-crowd-involved' ethos. Highly, highly recommended.

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Edwina Hayes

on Wed, 29 Jul 2015 at Biddulph Arms 7.30 for 8pm start

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Otis Gibbs

on Wed, 29 Jul 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

A modern day Woody Guthrie, his songs based in people experience and their struggles. Strong in socialist beliefs - some truths you may not like, he cares not: you are going to hear 'em anyway! Put Gibbs in the company of Bob Dylan, The Clash, and Chuck Berry. "If you like the real deal American folk with a rusty edge, this will be your album of the year." (No Depression) "...this album puts Otis Gibbs into the same class as Dylan but with an openness in his songs that few if any can match"(Maverick) "...this bearded idealist from Indiana is the real deal: gritty, angry and concerned." (The Irish Times).

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Willie Watson

on Wed, 29 Jul 2015 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

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

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David Sinclair Four With Lorna Reid

on Wed, 29 Jul 2015 at Edinburgh The Voodoo Rooms 7:30pm

London rock & roll group David Sinclair Four and Edinburgh jazz singer Lorna Reid join forces for a special show to launch their new single Coming out of the Rain, released on July 31. Released on IRL, the London label renowned for its Celtic connections, Coming out of the Rain is a bittersweet harmony duet located at the emotional crossroads between love and loss and the cultural intersection between rock and country a London barroom ballad transported to a windswept stretch of the Scottish Borders. Written by David and Lorna during a week of sessions in Shennanton, a remote corner of the Southern Uplands, the song was recorded in Brixton, London with R&B producer Livingstone Brown. The song is a standout track on the acclaimed new album 4 by David Sinclair Four, which the band launched earlier this year with a sold-out media event at the Borderline in London. Lorna's guest performance was a highlight of that show. Now the band is travelling north for another emotional reunion with Lorna and all their Scottish friends at the Voodoo Rooms. Lorna has twice been nominated for Best Jazz Vocalist in the Scottish Jazz Awards and recently performed at the Queens Hall, Edinburgh. She has appeared at sold out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, where she returns this summer. Her guest role in the David Sinclair Four adds an exciting new string to her bow and lends a fresh dynamic to this road-hardened group who have worked with Paul Jones, Maxi Priest, Robin Trower and many others. More info at: www.davidsinclairfour.com More info at: www.lornareid.com

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Croydon At 50 Summer Series

on Thu, 30 Jul 2015 at Croydon Ruskin House 7:00pm

Croydon at 50 Summer Series includes:- Thursday 30th July Damien Barbers XL Roadshow Special Friday 31st Scottish Show with Archie Fisher, Bob Wood and Hector Gilchrist with Sue Graves Saturday 1st August In the English Tradition with Martin Carthy, The Copper Family and The Twagger Band Sunday 2nd A Blues Night with Wizz Jones accompanied by Simeon Jones and supported by Flossie Malavialle and Ron Trueman Border. Monday 3rd Grand 50th Birthday Singers and Musicians Night Tickets for individual events are also available.

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Otis Gibbs

on Thu, 30 Jul 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ While writing the songs on this record, I found myself thinking an awful lot about my father and how he encouraged me to do everything I could to pursue a creative life. He rode a Harley Davidson Chopper, sang along to Jerry Lee Lewis records and took absolutely no shit from anyone. The only job he ever enjoyed was driving a tow truck, but he couldn't support the family on just 85 cents an hour. He was convinced he'd finally hit the jackpot when he got a job throwing 100 pound bags of starch into boxcars for $1.85 an hour. Thirty years later, he retired with a worn out back, a bad shoulder and a cheap certificate in a cardboard frame. He once told me they were his "Souvenirs Of A Misspent Youth." One thing I inherited from my father was his low tolerance for bullshit and let's face it, the arts world is full of it. With that in mind, one morning I scribbled a thought onto the cover of my notebook that served as a reminder while working on these songs. "There are only two people in art who matter. There's the creative individual and the person experiencing it, everything else is an artificial filter." If I have one core artistic belief, that would probably be it. That principle and a whole lot of scratching, clawing and sacrifice has earned me a loyal cult following throughout Europe and in parts of the USA, but don't feel bad if you've never heard of me. I like to joke around the house that I've done everything I can to remain obscure without realizing it. While my parents worked during the day, it fell upon some strange individuals to babysit me. One of these people was my uncle. He wasn't the best choice to babysit a 4 year old because he'd just gotten out of prison. He wasn't even really my uncle, he and my aunt were just shacking up. Living in sin. Renting with the option to buy. He got bored watching me, so he took me to a neighborhood bar that had an upright piano in the corner. He'd sit me on top of that piano and I'd sing Hank Williams and Jimmy Rodgers songs while he accompanied me. The drunks thought I was a cute kid, so they gave me tip money and I'd sing their requests. My uncle would then take that money and get drunk on it. That's when I first learned how the music industry actually works. One of the benefits of being a touring musician is I often find myself dropped into unexpected situations. These moments sometimes make their way into my songwriting. Experiences like crossing the Carpathian Mountains in Romania in a snowstorm and picking up a nine year old hitchhiker named "Cozmina." She told me her family's tragic story as I gave her a ride over the top of the mountain. I recently visited the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. There's a saying that every American knows someone whose name is on that wall, but as I stood there, I couldn't think of anyone. Then it hit me like a ton of bricks. As a kid in Wanamaker, Indiana, we had an aging boxer living in the house next door who had just lost his son in Vietnam. My Father did everything he could to be supportive, so we stopped by every day to visit. At the time, I was just a kid and didn't understand any of it. After finding my neighbor's son's name on the wall, I found myself standing there silently grieving beside strangers and remembering his Father (and mine). These newfound memories of my father and our pugilist friend stuck with me and eventually lead to "Ghosts Of Our Fathers." I've planted 7,176 trees in my lifetime. These were all large trees and were planted without the benefit of heavy machinery. Just shovels, spades and strong backs. It was my day job for about ten years and I loved it, but my body started to break down toward the end. Luckily, I started touring more in the UK and Europe which allowed me to play music full time. I quit that job about 8 years ago and haven't had a day job since. "No Rust On My Spade" is a song that looks back to those days when I prided myself in being a Nurseryman. "It Was A Train" and "The Darker Side Of Me" are loosely based on stories told to me by hobo friends around Midwestern campfires. My father was a hunter. At a very young age I followed him into the forests of Indiana in search of deer, rabbit and squirrel. I struggled for years to find a way to tell him that I loved being alone in the woods with him more than anything, but the idea of killing animals for "sport" repulsed me. "With A Gun In My Hand" tells the story that I was unable to tell as a kid. I'm happy to report that as he aged he lost all interest in hunting. This made him love the outdoors even more. I host a show called Thanks For Giving A Damn. It features your favorite musicians telling road stories, tall tales and vague recollections. There's no music, just talk. It's available as a podcast and there's a new episode posted to iTunes every Wednesday. I love hearing road stories, so I started the show as a way to share these stories directly with the people who enjoy my work. I had modest expectations at first, but was pleasantly surprised when the audience grew much quicker than I ever could have hoped. I'm happily living in East Nashville with my partner, Amy Lashley and a few too many rescued pets. (Let me know if you need a cat.) Amy and I have been together for over 15 years, but I don't want anyone to get the wrong idea. We're just hanging out. I'm a hell of a lot more like my old man than I'd care to admit. Like him, I work for a living. My job is to make people feel something and that's what I've tried to do with "Souvenirs Of A Misspent Youth." It's a record that I'm proud of and I believe it's my finest work to date. Thank you kindly for taking the time to experience it and I hope we might one day meet in person. Thanks for giving a damn, -Otis Gibbs

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Damien Barbers Xl Special

on Thu, 30 Jul 2015 at Croydon Ruskin House Doors at 7pm

This gig is part of our 50th Birthday celebrations with Damien Barbers Show on Thursday 30th July, a Scottish evening led by Archie Fisher on 31st July, the Big Gig on 1st Aug with Martin Carthy and the Copper family, a blues night with Wizz and Simeon Jones on the 2nd Aug and the 50th Birthday Singers and Musicians Night on 3rd Aug. Season tickets are only available from the club at £50 by cash, on club nights or by post with cheques, made out to Croydon Folk Club at 35 Selcroft Road, CR8 1AG. Membership is still available at the club for £7 pa

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Damien Barbers Xl Special

on Thu, 30 Jul 2015 at Croydon Ruskin House Doors at 7pm

This gig is part of our 50th Birthday celebrations with Damien Barbers Show on Thursday 30th July, a Scottish evening led by Archie Fisher on 31st July, the Big Gig on 1st Aug with Martin Carthy and the Copper family, a blues night with Wizz and Simeon Jones on the 2nd Aug and the 50th Birthday Singers and Musicians Night on 3rd Aug. Season tickets are only available from the club at £50 by cash, on club nights or by post with cheques, made out to Croydon Folk Club at 35 Selcroft Road, CR8 1AG. Membership is still available at the club for £7 pa

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The Outside Track

on Thu, 30 Jul 2015 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ----------------------- A stunning synthesis of virtuosity and energy, The Outside Track's marriage of Canadian, Scottish and Irish music and song has been rapturously received around the world. Hailing from Scotland, Ireland, Cape Breton and Vancouver, its five members are united by a love of traditional music and a commitment to creating new music on its foundation. Using fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, flute, step-dance and vocals these five virtuosos blend boundless energy with unmistakable joie de vivre. , Each player within The Outside Track is a master of their chosen instrument with the band stacking up an impressive amount of international awards. This amount of talent alone would be enough to recommend the band but in this case the end result is so much greater than the sum of the parts. The band have enjoyed 5 years of extensive touring in the UK, Europe, Canada and the USA, including appearances at Celtic Connections, Celtic Colours, Goderich, Mission, Memoire et Racines, Sidmouth, and Whitby Festivals.

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Inn-ovation 2015

on Fri, 31 Jul 2015 at Elland The Brooksbank School 11:00am

Welcome to Inn-Ovation; the community music event of 2015. An eclectic mix of Folk, Rock and acoustic music, hosted by a small community group for the whole community group! Everybody is welcome! FRIDAY 31st JULY Doors 5pm, First Act 6pm Friday evening will 'blast-off' with a performance from world-renowned saxophone superstar Marc Macisso and fellow Californian Kenny Herrera. Next up we'll have the flamboyant super stylish London based Gabby Young with her mix of Jazz, Folk and Circus Swing. Travelling all the way from Somerset we'll then see Julian Dawson before rounding the first night off with local superstar Roger Davies. SATURDAY 1st AUGUST Doors 11am, First act 12pm Saturday sees a lunchtime start and after some more Californian smooth-jazz we'll welcome yet another International musician with a visit from Liam Merrimann. Based in Waterford Liam is a well-respected song-writer and joins us straight from Nashville where he has just recorded his latest album. Then we have a real 'find' - the idea is to host this festival on an annual basis, and each year we want to find a star in the making and this year we're extremely confident we've done it! The magnificent and impeccable Emily Lee. This young lady absolutely oozes talent and will be a massive star before long! Our next performer Dave Nachmanoff from Davis California is an amazing guitar playing singer-songwriter - already well established in the UK as Al Stewart's lead guitar player. And fresh from two recent performances at the Royal Albert Hall. We also welcome all girl folk-rock supergroup The Poozies; featuring Sally Barker who was runner up on TV's the voice Bringing Saturday to a close we've only managed to book from the magnificent Lindisfarne; The Alan Hull Song-book; - playing a mix of never recorded songs and all the Lindisfarne classics; Run for Home; Lady Eleanor; Meet me on the Corner; Fog on the Tyne; just simply Brilliant! SUNDAY 2nd AUGUST Doors 11am, First act 12pm Sunday we have the delightful Edwina Hayes - well known to all Fairport Convention fans - and speaking of Fairport, founder member Iain Matthews of Matthews Southern Comfort fame will grace the stage next. Iain recorded one of the biggest selling hits of the 1970's with his worldwide number one hit Woodstock; Then a spot of brilliance from guitar super trio Clive Gregson Andy Roberts and Mark Griffiths. Clive has written for and recorded with Nanci Griffiths, Andy toured with Pink Floyd and Mark is the bass player for Cliff Richard and the Shadows. And then before we know it the whole event draws to a climax with a blistering performance from the acoustic line up of international Prog-Rock superstars The Strawbs. With two number one hits behind them this is just a real privilege to have such musical royalty joining us. ABOUT US: We are the Holywell Community Pub Ltd. and recognised as one of the most prolific and dynamic village community groups in the UK. Our mission is to save the only pub in our village from being lost to development and re-open it as a community social hub. To benefit everybody! To do this we need to raise significant funds - and we see only one way of doing that - working our heart's out at every possible opportunity. The outcome from this campaign is being closely monitored by numerous national organisations pubs are at last being recognised as vital community services and something must be done to stop the relentless decline of recent years. We aim to be the exemplar volunteer group that can lead the way in this type of community venture. And for the last three years that's exactly what we've been doing.

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Lisa Mills

on Fri, 31 Jul 2015 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors 7pm, Show 8pm

An old friend of ours from our Live at the Talbot days in Wales, we're delighted to welcome Lisa to The Live Room for the first time. Currently receiving praise for her re-recording of her 2005 album, 'I'm Changing' with Grammy-winning producer Trina Shoemaker (Sheryl Crow, Beth Neilsen Chapman, Indigo Girls) at the helm, Lisa is one of the greatest soul/blues singers you'll ever hear, up there with Janis Joplin and Bonnie Raitt. She's no mean guitar slinger either! Lisa Mills is a Mississippi native who resides in Mobile, Alabama. The Gulf Coast is a region where Southern musical influences that easily can be taken for granted come together in ways that can't. Yes, Mills often sings the blues, but to call her a blues singer would be to miss the point entirely. Her blues influences aren't always the ones would expect, including a healthy measure of country blues, a sadly neglected genre. She can sing straight-up gospel, as she does in daringly a cappella fashion on 'Tell Me'. She has toured with Big Brother & The Holding Company, singing the songs of one of rock's most revered female vocalists, and her understanding of Janis Joplin's gifts is far more insightful than the superficial norm. Just listen to the fragile balance of vulnerability and indomitability she brings to 'Better Than This'. You can call Lisa Mills a blues singer, or a gospel singer, or a torch singer or an R&B singer and not be wrong. But with Mills, none of those labels are true in the way you expect. Listen to 'Don't Want To Be Happy', when she sings: 'Act a fool/ it's all I ever do/ take each lie you make and believe it to be true/ and I kneel at the altar in the church of the painful truth/ I don't want to be happy/ I just want to be with you'. Listen to the way the deceptively simple arrangement surrounds the raw vocal like the setting of a jewel. Listen to the way Mills' vocal on the title track conveys tenderness and power at the same time. Listen to the rhythm of 'Shake It' the soft beats like stalking footfalls. Listen to her deep-blues take on 'Little Wing'. You've heard the song before, but you've never felt it send shivers up and down your spine like this. ''I'm Changing is' a rare breed, a roots torch album of sweep and depth comparable to classic pop counterparts such as Sinatra's devastating Gordon Jenkins-arranged 'No One Cares'. [Lisa Mills is]..a singer and songwriter of the first rank, uncompromising in the vision and concept of her art.' - David McGee, Deep Roots Magazine

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Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys

on Fri, 31 Jul 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, See Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- With roots in the Great Lakes State of Michigan, it's been said there is something to please all tastes in the live performances - real passionate affairs that stir the blood and exhilarate - from bluesy works of wonder to blistering bluegrass beauty. Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys are renowned for their fresh approach to the American roots genres which are explored and confidently conquered. The media got excited when they began to release their albums in Europe. Exciting with a pulse and rhythm that sets them apart, was how AmericanaUK summed them up, while Maverick magazine said they played uplifting rootsy acoustic music of the finest quality. This year the band will appear at a string of prestigious UK events including Shetland Folk Festival, HebCeltFest and Poole Bluegrass Festival in Dorset. "There's plenty to be shiny and happy about here" - Folk Radio UK

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Archie Fisher

on Fri, 31 Jul 2015 at Croydon Ruskin House Doors at 7pm

This gig is part of our 50th Birthday celebrations with Damien Barbers Show on Thursday 30th July, a Scottish evening led by Archie Fisher on 31st July, the Big Gig on 1st Aug with Martin Carthy and the Copper family, a blues night with Wizz and Simeon Jones on the 2nd Aug and the 50th Birthday Singers and Musicians Night on 3rd Aug. Season tickets are only available from the club at £50 by cash, on club nights or by post with cheques, made out to Croydon Folk Club at 35 Selcroft Road, CR8 1AG. Membership is still available at the club for £7 pa

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Archie Fisher

on Fri, 31 Jul 2015 at Croydon Ruskin House Doors at 7pm

This gig is part of our 50th Birthday celebrations with Damien Barbers Show on Thursday 30th July, a Scottish evening led by Archie Fisher on 31st July, the Big Gig on 1st Aug with Martin Carthy and the Copper family, a blues night with Wizz and Simeon Jones on the 2nd Aug and the 50th Birthday Singers and Musicians Night on 3rd Aug. Season tickets are only available from the club at £50 by cash, on club nights or by post with cheques, made out to Croydon Folk Club at 35 Selcroft Road, CR8 1AG. Membership is still available at the club for £7 pa

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Otis Gibbs

on Fri, 31 Jul 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, doors open 7.30pm

Otis Gibbs is an American singer-songwriter. His songs feature themes about political and social issues, and he has been compared to Woody Guthrie, Steve Earle, and Bruce Springsteen. Billy Bragg included Gibbs' song "The Peoples Day" in a list of "Top Five Songs with Something to Say", published in the Wall Street Journal. Andy Gill of the The Independent wrote that there is a "authenticity and dedication in Gibbs' delivery which is somehow cleansing in its purity". Gibbs is originally from Wanamaker, Indiana, and currently lives in East Nashville, Tennessee.

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Tom Blackwell - Tyrone The Gun Album Launch

on Fri, 31 Jul 2015 at Manchester Gullivers Doors 7.30pm

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Blue Moon Aggie Fest

on Sat, 1 Aug 2015 at St Agnes Hillhead Fields 12:00pm

Featuring: Laid Blak. Rosie and the Goldbug. The Mighty Bucca Du This amazing Two day event takes place overlooking the Dramatic North Cornwall Coast with breath taking views out to sea. There are two Music stages with an eclectic mix of music from Folk to Jazz from Reggae to Rock. Dress theme is Fantasy creatures & beings. SO DRESS UP!!! GET YOURSELF OUT THERE AND HAVE A GREAT TIME!!! Children's entertainment. A good selection of Festival food Vegetarian & Vegan Children under 11 are free

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Big Gig With Martin Carthy

on Sat, 1 Aug 2015 at Croydon Ruskin House Doors at 7pm

This gig is part of our 50th Birthday celebrations with Damien Barbers Show on Thursday 30th July, a Scottish evening led by Archie Fisher on 31st July, the Big Gig on 1st Aug with Martin Carthy and the Copper family, a blues night with Wizz and Simeon Jones on the 2nd Aug and the 50th Birthday Singers and Musicians Night on 3rd Aug. Season tickets are only available from the club at £50 by cash, on club nights or by post with cheques, made out to Croydon Folk Club at 35 Selcroft Road, CR8 1AG. Membership is still available at the club for £7 pa

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Big Gig With Martin Carthy

on Sat, 1 Aug 2015 at Croydon Ruskin House Doors at 7pm

This gig is part of our 50th Birthday celebrations with Damien Barbers Show on Thursday 30th July, a Scottish evening led by Archie Fisher on 31st July, the Big Gig on 1st Aug with Martin Carthy and the Copper family, a blues night with Wizz and Simeon Jones on the 2nd Aug and the 50th Birthday Singers and Musicians Night on 3rd Aug. Season tickets are only available from the club at £50 by cash, on club nights or by post with cheques, made out to Croydon Folk Club at 35 Selcroft Road, CR8 1AG. Membership is still available at the club for £7 pa

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Blacktop Deluxe

on Sat, 1 Aug 2015 at Pontypool Borough Blues Club 7:30pm

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Blacktop Deluxe

on Sat, 1 Aug 2015 at Pontypool Borough Blues Club 7:30pm

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Martin Stephenson Plus Support

on Sat, 1 Aug 2015 at Airdrie The Joey Rowan @Excelsior Stadium Doors at 7.15pm

Martin is an outstanding singer and songwriter, whose career in music now stretches back over thirty years of critical acclaim and relentless touring. The Daintees became one of the first bands to sign to the Newcastle based label Kitchenware, releasing a string of albums until disbanding in 1992. Retreating to the Scottish Highlands, several solo albums followed and in 2008, the Daintees reconvened to record Western Eagle, which was followed in 2012 with the release of California Star...

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Struggle Buggy

on Sat, 1 Aug 2015 at London Polish Jazz Cafe POSK 7:30pm

New band including Lee Bates & Billy Newton

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Gnidrolog + The Tirith (unplugged)

on Sat, 1 Aug 2015 at Nottingham The Guitar Bar 7:30pm

Special gig featuring 70s Prog legends GNIDROLOG playing classic tracks from their two RCA albums, "In Spite of Harry's Toe Nail" and "Lady Lake" on acoustic guitars. The Goldring brothers return to the stage and the magic of these classic songs shines through. This is the ONLY gig by GNIDROLOG announced so far this year. The Tirith provide an able support, playing songs from their album Tales From The Tower, unplugged for the first time.

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Helter Skelter With The Blue Dahlia + Hugo Kensdale

on Sat, 1 Aug 2015 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

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New Roots Presents Josienne Clarke And Ben Walker

on Sat, 1 Aug 2015 at London The Winemaker's Club 7:00pm

New Roots presents a unique concert in a unique venue. Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker are leading lights in the UK Folk world, having just won the highly prestigious Radio 2 Folk Award Best Duo 2015. They're supported by Scottish folk singer Samantha Whates, playing as a trio with violin and clarinet accompaniment. The performance takes place in a strikingly atmospheric candle-lit stone arch, connected to the wonderful independently run Winemakers Club. The wine bar has a seriously impressive wine and craft beer list, and serves as a perfect foyer for a drink before, during the interval, and after the show. Performances will begin at 8.00 pm sharp. Because of the nature of the space it will not be possible to seat latecomers until the interval at 8.45. Winners of the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo, the Isambard Folk Award, the FATEA Awards for Best Album and Female Vocalist of the Year 2013, and the Spiral Award for Best Duo, Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker are hailed as the 'the green shoots growing from the very top of the English folk family tree' Whether interpreting words centuries old or singing her own authentic lyrics, Josienne Clarke's jewel-like voice finds the nuance in the simplest phrase and sends it, effortlessly, straight to your heart. Ben Walker's musical tact and flair for arrangement provide the perfect setting, allowing the song centre-stage. Their first major album together ‐ Fire and Fortune ‐ confirmed their place among the very best musicians of their generation and reached No.1 on the UK Amazon folk chart. Their next album Nothing Can Bring Back the Hour was one of the most anticipated releases of 2014 and was launched with a sold out show at The Purcell Room at London's Southbank Centre. The following spring they were nominated for two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and went on to win the award for Best Duo. The chapel-like acoustics of The Winemakers' stone arch and it's candle-lit ambience provide the perfect setting for Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker's masterclass in contemporary English folk. Extremely Compelling The Independent gorgeous Daily Telegraph A major album, from major players' Americana UK 'Stunning' Maverick Magazine '.. a classic in the canon of contemporary UK folk music' Folk Radio UK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCWTHwUlyRw Samantha Whates is a London based singer and songwriter. Despite living in the capital since her mid-teens, her heart, voice and songs retain a strong affinity with her Scottish roots, cultivating a sound that is at once thoroughly contemporary, rooted in tradition and uniquely her own. Recent performances include sharing the bill with Olivia Chaney Kings Place in May, and the Purcell Rooms in the Royal Festival Hall with Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker. She recently released her debut album Dark Nights Make For Brighter Days, which has enjoyed both critical acclaim and extensive radio play on BBC 6 Music, KCRW and Resonance FM. She will be playing tonight as a trio, with violin and clarinet accompaniment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nM8OqHNWlT0

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Danni Nicholls

on Sat, 1 Aug 2015 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

The Big Comfy Folk Club. 3 brilliant folk and acoustic acts. Doors open at 7pm Jake Melles 8.00-8.35 Gitta de Ridder 8.50-9.30 Danni Nicholls 9.45-10.30 Bookshop Bar open til 11 serving ales, wine, hot drinks and cake. More details TBA.

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Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra

on Sun, 2 Aug 2015 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys Doors 7pm

Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra are one of the hardest working bands in the UK roots circuit with thousands of touring miles under their belts, they have earned themselves a sizeable fan base in the UK, Europe and beyond. They play their own brand of Western Swing, Blues, Gypsy Jazz and Country, or North Eastern Swing as they've coined it.Their style is more eclectic than most, influenced by early 20th century American music, with the addition of razor-sharp solos, great arrangements and original songs; their music harks back to a golden age whilst staying perfectly modern. Their debut album, 'Money Isn't Everything', caused a sensation when it was released in 2012, winning a host of rave reviews many of them 5-star. Their second album, "Talk About The Weather" (released July 2014) is also gathering some notable radio play and reviews. "Originating from Tyneside and playing pinpoint accurate period ragtime blues, this six-piece, made up of members from as far afield as Warwickshire and the Orkneys, shine on their debut album, whether it be bemoaning the current financial mess of the nation on Bank Failures, extolling the virtues of sharing a tub in Hot Bath or feeling the effects of alcohol on Hangover Blues. They also cleverly mix their Southern states sound with a recent scrapyard blaze in their home town on Great Fire Of Byker."★★★★★ - Daily Express

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Wizz And Simeon Jones

on Sun, 2 Aug 2015 at Croydon Ruskin House Doors at 7pm

This gig is part of our 50th Birthday celebrations with Damien Barbers Show on Thursday 30th July, a Scottish evening led by Archie Fisher on 31st July, the Big Gig on 1st Aug with Martin Carthy and the Copper family, a blues night with Wizz and Simeon Jones on the 2nd Aug and the 50th Birthday Singers and Musicians Night on 3rd Aug. Season tickets are only available from the club at £50 by cash, on club nights or by post with cheques, made out to Croydon Folk Club at 35 Selcroft Road, CR8 1AG. Membership is still available at the club for £7 pa

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Wizz And Simeon Jones

on Sun, 2 Aug 2015 at Croydon Ruskin House Doors at 7pm

This gig is part of our 50th Birthday celebrations with Damien Barbers Show on Thursday 30th July, a Scottish evening led by Archie Fisher on 31st July, the Big Gig on 1st Aug with Martin Carthy and the Copper family, a blues night with Wizz and Simeon Jones on the 2nd Aug and the 50th Birthday Singers and Musicians Night on 3rd Aug. Season tickets are only available from the club at £50 by cash, on club nights or by post with cheques, made out to Croydon Folk Club at 35 Selcroft Road, CR8 1AG. Membership is still available at the club for £7 pa

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Ranagri At Earthbeat

on Sun, 2 Aug 2015 at Saltburn-by-the-Sea Earthbeat Theatre 5:00pm

5.00 Doors Open 5.30 Christine & Bernie Johnson 6.10 Peg Powler 6.50 Sara Dennis & Steve Dagleish 7.45 Ranagri 9.15 - 9.30 Concert Ends

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The Mischa Macpherson Trio

on Mon, 3 Aug 2015 at London Green Note Doors open 7:00pm, Live Music starts 8:30pm

Hailing from Scotland's beautiful and remote highlands and islands, The Mischa Macpherson Trio are a stunning new band to look out for. This year has already seen them win the prestigious BBC Radio 2 - 2014 Young Folk Award and win the Celtic Connections 2014 Danny Kyle Award. From a very young age the trio unearthed an enjoyment in creating music which has now began to shape their lives as budding musicians. They consider themselves lucky to have grown up surrounded by the culture, music and language that are rooted in the natural landscape of their home. Mischa MacPherson (Song and Clarsach), Innes White (Guitar) and Conal McDonagh (Pipes and Whistles) are all graduates of the National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music. They met through the award-winning 'Feis Rois' when they were selected for the International Ceilidh Trail in 2011. Through the organisation, the trio toured top UK Folk Festivals and venues and went on to travel across the world for performances in Germany, Australia, Romania and Ireland. They bring a rich vitality and passion to the traditional music they play. With musicianship like this the Gaelic tradition will continue to spread far and wide. A real joy to listen to! (Folk Radio UK) In an age where production can embellish and exaggerate musical ability, it's refreshing to hear honest music from understanding empathetic musicians, what the Mischa Macpherson Trio deliver is music from the marrow (Dónall Mac Ruairí, RTE)

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Tim Eriksen

on Mon, 3 Aug 2015 at Brighton The Greys 8:30pm

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Trembling Bells

on Mon, 3 Aug 2015 at Coventry The Tin at The Coal Vaults 8pm

Trembling Bells seek to reanimate the psychic landscapes of Great Britain and relocate them to some vague, mythic land where basic human crises are encountered and conquered.

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50th Birthday Singers And Musicians Night

on Mon, 3 Aug 2015 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

This gig is part of our 50th Birthday celebrations with Damien Barbers Show on Thursday 30th July, a Scottish evening led by Archie Fisher on 31st July, the Big Gig on 1st Aug with Martin Carthy and the Copper family, a blues night with Wizz and Simeon Jones on the 2nd Aug and the 50th Birthday Singers and Musicians Night on 3rd Aug. Season tickets are only available from the club at £50 by cash, on club nights or by post with cheques, made out to Croydon Folk Club at 35 Selcroft Road, CR8 1AG. Membership is still available at the club for £7 pa

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50th Birthday Singers And Musicians Night

on Mon, 3 Aug 2015 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

This gig is part of our 50th Birthday celebrations with Damien Barbers Show on Thursday 30th July, a Scottish evening led by Archie Fisher on 31st July, the Big Gig on 1st Aug with Martin Carthy and the Copper family, a blues night with Wizz and Simeon Jones on the 2nd Aug and the 50th Birthday Singers and Musicians Night on 3rd Aug. Season tickets are only available from the club at £50 by cash, on club nights or by post with cheques, made out to Croydon Folk Club at 35 Selcroft Road, CR8 1AG. Membership is still available at the club for £7 pa

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East Yorks Musician's Night Featuring Nick & Helen Stubbs

on Mon, 3 Aug 2015 at Etton The Processed Pea Doors open 7pm for 8pm start

Nick & Helen Stubbs will be fronting this event showcasing the talents of musicians based in and around East Yorkshire. A Midsummer bargain at only a fiver! Based at the Light Dragoon In, Etton, Near Beverley. More details on our website: www.theprocessedpea.co.uk

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Crh Music Presents Willie Watson

on Tue, 4 Aug 2015 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds 7:30pm

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Red Dirt Skinners

on Wed, 5 Aug 2015 at Strathpeffer The Pavilion Starts 8.00pm, doors 7.30pm

the first band in history to succeed at both the British Blues Awards and the British Country Music Awards with a genre-busting sound that blends Country, Blues, Americana and Folk music. Described as The First Couple of British Country Sarah and Rob Skinner have been writing songs from the heart and their own experiences since they met in 2009. Witty and pointed lyrics, the twosome produce a sound much bigger than two people should usually make . Tickets £10 Unreserved seating - ticket purchases are non-refundable www.reddirtskinners.com

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Alvin Youngblood Hart

on Wed, 5 Aug 2015 at Worthing Pier Doors open 7pm Show starts 8pm

The cosmic American love child of Howlin Wolf and Link Wray! Known as a "musician's musician," Alvin Youngblood Hart's praises have been sung by everyone from Bob Dylan to Brit guitar god Eric Clapton A devout follower of the "no barriers" approach Alvin aims to delight the masses and points to challenge the so-called blues purists. Blues runs through his veins and they spread to his soul when he performs Alvin is a multi USA Grammy Award nominee and has toured with the best the music scene has to offer This a is a rare opportunity to see Alvin perform in an intimate venue at the end of Worthing Pier rather than his usual 1000+ stadium Don't miss it and lets all be educated with a master class Boy got thunder in his hands! Sure does!... Alvin Youngblood Hart is that rare breed who brings cultural awareness and artistic expression into a vibrant, natural marriage. His skills as a multi-instrumentalist command attention. His grasp of the idioms, tone, humor, joy and breadth of the Afro-American acoustic music tradition is extraordinary. His music is pure pleasure and surprise. TAJ MAHAL ...one of the most original and exciting artists of this generation. RETRO Impressive isn't the word. His is a huge talent. LONDON INDEPENDENT Hart is something else. Dizzingly versatile. MOJO Hart's eclecticism puts him in a class of his own. THE INDEPENDENT This a is a rare opportunity to see Alvin perform in an intimate venue rather than his usual 1000+ stadium

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Trembling Bells

on Wed, 5 Aug 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Formed by drummer Alex Neilson (Baby Dee, Tight Meat, Bonnie Prince Billy, Josephine Foster and more),Trembling Bells are an acclaimed Glasgow based indie folk rock band that reference late 1960s psychedelia and British folk revival acts such as Fairport Convention and the Incredible String Band. Like a faintly unhinged take on Fairport or Fotheringay with Lavinia Blackwall's soaring uplifting Sandy Denny style vocals that occasionally give way to deranged passages of feedback and clattering percussion. Last December's show (The Circle is Unbroken with Mike Heron) may well have been my favourite show ever staged here at the Kitchen Garden), it's certainly in the top 5, and we can't wait to have them back again. Support comes from Katherine Priddy, a dream weaver, hypnotic storyteller and fragile performer who encapsulates the rich and often solemn side of artists gone by such as Nick Drake and John Martyn, delivering each word with a genuine warmth and charm. www.facebook.com/katherinepriddy

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Crh Music Presents Willie Watson

on Wed, 5 Aug 2015 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

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Gypsy Ska Orquesta With Trainer Trouble Dj

on Wed, 5 Aug 2015 at Keighley Exchange Arts Centre 7:30pm

All the way from Caracas Venezuela, melding ska, cumbia, swing, punk and gypsy into one fun mid week party! DJ set before and after from Trainer Trouble, playing balkan/brazilian/jamaican sounds.

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Alvin Youngblood Hart

on Thu, 6 Aug 2015 at Aldershot West End Centre Doors at 7.00pm Show starts at 8.00pm

The love child of Howlin Wolf and Link Wray! Known as a "musician's musician," Alvin Youngblood Hart is just as comfortable blasting out Southern Rock as ghostly cosmic Blues and his praises have been sung by everyone from Bob Dylan to Brit guitar gods Eric Clapton, Gary Moore & Mick Taylor. This Grammy award winner appears on a rare solo tour.

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Beggar's Bridge

on Thu, 6 Aug 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

This highly rated band from Hull present mostly self-penned songs inspired by people, places and events of the East Riding. Performed with guitars, fiddle, whistle, bass and percussion and introduced with a good helping of earthy humour, it makes for an experience which is musically satisfying, amusing and informative too.

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Beggar's Bridge

on Thu, 6 Aug 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

This highly rated band from Hull present mostly self-penned songs inspired by people, places and events of the East Riding. Performed with guitars, fiddle, whistle, bass and percussion and introduced with a good helping of earthy humour, it makes for an experience which is musically satisfying, amusing and informative too.

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Kangaroo Moon - Live At The Lighthouse

on Thu, 6 Aug 2015 at Walmer The Lighthouse 7:00pm

Psycheceltic folk fusion! Kangaroo Moon weave many strands from world, rock, folk and dance, with acoustic and electronic influences into a funky, psychedelic, heart-lifting wall of sound. Trancy, richly melodic and dancey, listeners experience a sound which unites the body and soul in deep, joyful psychedelia and elemental dance. Kangaroo Moon have their roots in the music people play and the music people dance with .They've played and danced their way through more than a few permutations of global sound.

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Lake District Folk Weekend Concert With Tom Mcconville

on Fri, 7 Aug 2015 at Staveley Roundhouse 7:30pm

The Lake District Folk Weekend presents 3 fantastic well known acts on one night! Book early as not to miss out on this fabulous concert as part of many events taking place this weekend in Staveley! Tom McConville is one of the leading fiddle players of our time. A virtuoso musician and fantastic singer, his rich and warm voice makes his interpretation of traditional and contemporary songs greatly admired by singers throughout the world. In great demand as a performer, session musician and teacher; playing the fiddle is his lifelong passion and he has achieved every player's dream of creating his own unique, instantly recognizable sound. His live performances combine a rollercoaster of musical delights from fast, rhythmic dance tunes , through beautiful slow airs and of course, great singing. All presented with his inimitable sense of humour and style. Dan Webster Dan Webster is a seasoned English singer-songwriter, his music is influenced by sounds and story telling traditions of American and British Folk music (in it's broadest sense), Americana and Rock and Roll. Americana UK described him as 'A Hybrid of Damien Rice, Seth Lakeman and Tom McRae'. Dan has played too many shows to count over the years. Live, Dan inspires attention; pulling you into his work with finely crafted melodies and lyrics - delivered with a powerful, and honest vocal. His previous album release DIAMOND LAND received a number of plays on BBC Radio 2 and was well received critically in the press. His 2012 single release Frank Dalton was nominated for Fatea magazines track of the year. His new self produced release for 2015 THE TIN MAN is the pinnacle of his work to date. It explores folk, country and rock and roll across the album fusing these styles throughout the body of the work. Webster's delivery sits perfectly within English folk and American styles through rock and roll to Country/Americana and beyond. Chapin-Wickwar Lisa and Sue Chapin-Wickwar are a Cumbrian based singer-songwriting acoustic duo. Complementing rhythm and finger-style guitar and vocal harmonies. The musical partnership has been described as compelling with exquisite dynamic synergy. The songs are described as intricate, gorgeously crafted and beautifully executed. Together, performing since April 2014, the duo have had airplay on BBC Radio Cumbria, Heart Radio, Radio Portsmouth, have produced 2 EPs and released debut album 'if' in April 2015. Doors 7pm. Start 7.30pm

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The Red Pine Timber Company Plus Support (bbq Available)

on Sat, 8 Aug 2015 at Aberdour Festival Marquee 8.00pm to late (Doors open 7.30pm)

Aberdour Festival is delighted to welcome The Red Pine Timber Company to lead our last night Hooley in the Marquee. Formed in the summer of 2009, this Perth-based band have spent the last 6 years playing throughout the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, building a strong fan base and delighting audiences whenever they hit the stage. Rooted in Americana/County, with a hint of Celtic and eclectic sounds from the harmonies and brass section, the Red Pine Timber Company have developed a unique sound that encompasses classic country, rock, blues and soul. Their stunning debut album, 'Different Kind of Lonesome', was released in March 2014 to wide acclaim and a second album is currently underway. www.redpinetimberco.com.co.uk/ Supporting the Timbers, we are also thrilled to announce the debut performance of Grass Routes Aberdour's very own Colin Mackenzie's latest musical venture. Colin and the band will be playing a mixture of country classics and American Swing. This truly is a night to raise a glass, let your hair down and enjoy dancing the night away to some of Scotland's finest country music. 'Red Pine Timber Co brings all the elements of the music I love together in a huge stage full of joy! Not to be missed!' Rob Ellen (The Medicine Show)

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The Quay Soiree

on Sat, 8 Aug 2015 at Aberdour The Quay Gallery 5:30pm

Start your evening with bubbly and canapés provided by McTaggart's Deli Café at a musical soiree at The Quay Gallery and its courtyard garden. Whilst the gallery retains many of the original features of its earlier incarnation as a butcher's shop, it has an inviting domestic atmosphere, allowing you to relax with friends and enjoy the music of Holm an instrumental duo, Frank Glynn (violin & viola) and Stewart Veitch (electric guitar). Holm's music has been described as 'folk noir', and 'word-free songs and cinematic soundscapes'. Atmospheric Americana with a European avant-garde twist. They play their own material alongside covers ranging from Elvis Costello to Hildegaard of Bingen.

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Jack Harris

on Sat, 8 Aug 2015 at London The Great Northern Railway Tavern 8:30pm

A welcome return for the talented Mr Harris, whose debut at the Kalamazoo last summer went down a storm. Not hard to see why the Oxford--educated, Welsh-born poet has been in the forefront of the folk revival. This is the man who went to Kerrville folk festival in Texas and became the first non-American to win the best new songwriter prize, an award previously won by the likes of Steve Earle, Lyle Lovett and Gillian Welch. His album The Flame and the Pelican received wide acclaim. "Captivating songwriting," said Martin Chilton of the Telegraph. "A unique approach to song composition," said Maverick magazine. "Utterly beautiful." Tom Blackburn has been making a name for himself around the London folk scene with his heartfelt and polished interpretations of traditional and contemporary songs and a guitar style that has people likening him to "a young Martin Simpson." When he's not wowing audiences with his intricate acoustic string work he is to be found playing the George Harrison role in a Beatles tribute band.

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Ceilidh With Still Reeling At The Pavilion

on Sat, 8 Aug 2015 at Staveley Pavilion 4:00pm

Join in a fun, family-friendly Ceilidh dance with fantastic group 'Still Reeling'. A relaxed, informal afternoon bit of fun with no previous experience necessary! Beginners welcome!

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Keith James. Solidair Concert

on Sat, 8 Aug 2015 at Sheffield Hagglers Corner 7:00am

Keith James SOLIDAIR CONCERT The music of John Martyn and Nick Drake Also including songs by Joni Mitchell and Neil Young Saturday August 8th 8pm Doors open 7pm A unique open air Candle lit gig in the courtyard ~ includes guest support + chilled sounds until midnight ~ Hagglers Corner 586 Queens Road, Sheffield S2 4DU Ticket enquiries at Hagglers Corner 07968 822654 Tickets £12.00 or on-line at www.hagglerscorner.co.uk www.wegottickets.com/KeithJames This concert features a sound that is unique. Music from the time in the history of acoustic music that is loved and revered by all, those who were there at the time, through to those who are only just discovering it now in the 21st century. 1969 1973; an incredibly golden period of freedom and self expression, intricately imaginative guitar arrangements and a vibe of that has never since been repeated.. 'Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear' The Independent 'Keith James has become a pillar of trust. A sublimely intimate and engaging voice' Sunday Times 'certainly the UK's most celebrated and evocative interpreter of golden music' The Guardian 'an absolute must' Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio Master of musical phrasing. A superb songwriter with faultless delivery Frank Hennessy, BBC Radio Wales. (the on-line ticket sales link is this one) www.wegottickets.com/KeithJames www.keith-james.com www.songsofnickdrake.com

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The Sandy Denny Songbook

on Sun, 9 Aug 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

The Julie July Band perform a selection of songs from the Sandy Denny Songbook, including music from bands such as Fairport Convention, Fotheringay and The Strawbs. Sandy Denny was considered one of the foremost female singer-songwriters of the 1970s. The five piece Julie July Band bring to life her amazing collection of songs including the critically acclaimed "Fotheringay", "Late November", "The Lady", "I'm a Dreamer" and "Who Knows Where The Time Goes" plus other folk favourites such as "Matty Groves", "Listen Listen" and "Gypsy Davey" plus many more

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The Local Presents The Horse Loom

on Mon, 10 Aug 2015 at London Servant Jazz Quarters 7:00pm

THE HORSE LOOM Where to start to describe The Horse Loom? The best acoustic guitar player in the country? Maybe. The most unique marriage between British folk music, avant garde guitar playing and punk rock spirit? Certainly. Wonderful? Definitely. Under-rated? You'll have to ask him about that. Northumbrian guitarist and singer Steve Malley would doubtless be extremely embarrassed to read any of these things. That says a lot. Steve played guitar in Crane in the early 90s, whose post-Husker Du take on The Byrds-meets-DC hardcore earned them a deserving reputation as one of the UK's finest live bands. He would go on to play in Kodiak, Four Frame and then most notably The Unit Ama. The Unit Ama existed in direct contrast to their (musical) peers from America. Whereas a cold and cool approach was favoured by the bands from across the pond, The Ama dropped any of this façade and opened themselves and their music to possibilities of accident and misfortune creating a live experience that was truly inspiring. I say with total sincerity that they changed a lot of people's musical outlook forever. The Horse Loom sees Steve take this approach and apply it to his love of folk music. Combining folk structures and melodies with his incredible guitar playing has made The Horse Loom something truly unique. - Chris Summerlin Low Point is proud to present the debut album by The Horse Loom, the name attributed to the solo project of guitarist Steve Malley. Following several years of writing and re-working material in front of audiences up and down the country, the eight songs presented on the album were captured in a single day at First Love Studio, Nottingham by friend and colleague Nick Jonah Davis. Switching between instrumentals that sound as if they have been shaped by the elements, and more 'straightforward' songs, that are in the lineage of classic modern folk artists such as Bert Jansch, Davey Graham and Martin Carthy, the album perfectly captures the immediacy and innovation seen in Steve's compositions. MARKERS DUO Jason Carty - Guitar Jodie Cox - Guitar MARKERS are a guitar duo from London comprising of Jason Carty and Jodie Cox. Collectively, their musical history has seen them as founding members and collaborators with the likes of Narrows, Geiger Counter, Foe, Exes, Rohame, Art of Burning Water and Earth. However, this project is something different. Creating music without voice or rhythm section leaves them very exposed, focusing attention on how each note is wrung or coaxed for optimum emotional expression, and relying heavily on tone, dexterity and structuring. Whilst a review of early guitar influences has bled into their sound, there is an obvious nod to cinema and the effect music has on steering images with sweetness, patience and intensity, both on the screen and in the mind's eye.

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Gordie Mackeeman & His Rhythm Boys

on Tue, 11 Aug 2015 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

Hailing from Prince Edward Island in Canada, The Rhythm Boys were given the Galaxie Supernova Award at the 2012 Ottawa Folk Festival for outstanding live performance. Gordie MacKeeman's thrilling dance style mixed with bluegrass vocals has earnt him the deserved nickname of 'Crazy Legs.'Throw in Peter Cann's blistering guitar solos, and the lively multi-instrumental talents of Thomas Webb and Mark Geddes, and Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys are a complete entertainment package,old-time roots music- you'll detect heavy influences of bluegrass, western swing and Scottish country dance music. with an energy level that practically yanks you out of your seat by your collar.

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Trembling Bells & Alasdair Roberts

on Wed, 12 Aug 2015 at Preston The Continental 8:00pm

After their exceptional sell out show with Mike Heron this past January, the mighty Trembling Bells return on tour with new album The Sovereign Self, joined on the bill by Scotland's finest singer of traditional songs, Alasdair Roberts.

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Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra - Live At The Lighthouse

on Wed, 12 Aug 2015 at Walmer The Lighthouse 7:00pm

Undoubtedly one of the most industrious bands on the UK roots circuit, with thousands of touring miles under their collective belts since forming in 2010, Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra have deservedly earned themselves a sizeable fan base in the UK, Ireland and beyond. Based in Newcastle upon Tyne, they play their own brand of Western swing, blues, Gypsy jazz and country, or North Eastern Swing as they've memorably coined it. Drawing on an eclectic range of styles and influenced by early 20th century American music, with the addition of razor-sharp solos, irresistible arrangements and an expanding repertoire of original material; their music harks back to a golden age whilst staying perfectly modern. The band's songs, full of character, satire, and good old fashioned hollerin', are primarily penned by enigmatic front man Rob Heron.

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Caladh Nua

on Thu, 13 Aug 2015 at London The Courtyard Doors Open 7:00pm, LIve Music starts 8:00pm

"Irish Music at its Best"- Danny Matheson, Celtic Music Radio Caladh Nua is a tightly-knit, vibrant band with its origins deeply rooted in the Southern counties of Ireland. Comprised of five versatile musicians and singers playing a wide selection of instruments from banjo to fiddle, guitar to bodhran and tin whistle to button accordion the band has captured the essential qualities of traditional Irish music and balanced them finely with an innovative contemporary flair. Through a series of international tours and festivals across the globe, which saw the band take the stage in cities such as Paris, Vienna, Copenhagen, Berlin, Mumbai and Vancouver, Caladh Nua has cast a uniquely captivating net of Irish music and song over an ever widening worldwide audience. A long list of TV and radio broadcasts of their performances and two acclaimed recordings includes American Public Radio, the BBC, and RTE. Performing a vast repertoire of haunting songs and evocative Irish tunes, Caladh Nua is a young ensemble on the rise.

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Jess & Richard Arrowsmith

on Thu, 13 Aug 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

We expect lively vocals and subtle playing from this Sheffield-based fiddle and melodeon couple (Crucible, Melrose Quartet). Their mix of ballads ancient and modern, laments and lullabies, rousing jigs, stomping Morris tunes and haunting Playford airs should have you laughing, weeping, tapping your feet and joining in the choruses.

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Jess & Richard Arrowsmith

on Thu, 13 Aug 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

We expect lively vocals and subtle playing from this Sheffield-based fiddle and melodeon couple (Crucible, Melrose Quartet). Their mix of ballads ancient and modern, laments and lullabies, rousing jigs, stomping Morris tunes and haunting Playford airs should have you laughing, weeping, tapping your feet and joining in the choruses.

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"the Spinners Legends" @ The Hungry Horse Folk Club

on Thu, 13 Aug 2015 at Ellesmere Port Whitby Sports & Social Club 8:00pm

Icons of the folk scene from the 60's, "HUGHIE JONES & MICK GROVES" are joined as ever by their bass man "Count John McCormick". They are also joined by local performer Keith Price. This is sure to be a well attended concert so you are advised to book early.

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Before The Gold Rush @ The Haberdashery

on Thu, 13 Aug 2015 at London The Haberdashery 7:15pm

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

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Before The Gold Rush @ The Haberdashery

on Thu, 13 Aug 2015 at London The Haberdashery 7:15pm

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

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Dick Gaughan

on Thu, 13 Aug 2015 at Strathpeffer The Pavilion 7:00pm

Playing the Pavilion this August is Scottish musician Dick Gaughan, guitarist, singer, songwriter, composer and record producer. Having very eclectic tastes, he plays everything from free jazz and rock to country music. He plays most fretted stringed instruments but his natural instrument, and perhaps what he is happiest doing, is acoustic guitar. His greatest musical love is for the ancient traditional Scots ballads. Also know as The Muckle Sangs (the big songs), these are the big story songs which form a substantial part of Scotland's living wealth of traditional song. Known as one of the top folk acts in the UK and renowned worldwide, the Pavilion is delighted to be welcoming Dick Gaughan to the stage.

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Trembling Bells + Special Guest

on Thu, 13 Aug 2015 at Newcastle Cumberland Arms (Byker) 7:30am

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Jack Harris + Kirsty Merryn + Ady Johnson

on Thu, 13 Aug 2015 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. -------- JACK HARRIS: "A Priest of Song" - Anais Mitchell. Jack Harris a South by South-West showcasing artist at 17, and the youngest person to win the Kerville Folk Festival's New Folk Award (previous winners include Gillian Welch, Steve Earle and Devon Sproule). Those days are gone, but he still writes literate, critically-acclaimed songs featuring a host of characters and narratives. KIRSTY MERRYN: Kirsty Merryn is a folk singer and songwriter fresh from the depths of the New Forest and transplanted in London. Her soulful vocals and dextrous piano playing lead you to a world of ancient pugilists, impoverished lovers and endless winters. She has been listed on Buzzfeed as a Brilliant British Singer Songwriters to Discover http://www.buzzfeed.com/danieldalton/sing-song ADY JOHNSON: Americana UK described Ady Johnson's debut as "Kitchen-sink romanticism worthy of Ray Davies and a bluesy sound filtered through the uniquely English lens of skiffle." Ady's new release 'Thank you for the Good Things' sees him expanding his sound further with the help of award winning producer/instrumentalist Gerry Diver (Tom Robinson, Sam Lee Lisa Knapp).

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Louise Petit

on Fri, 14 Aug 2015 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop Doors at 7.00pm

Louise Petit: With an arsenal of infectious melodies and soul-bearing lyrics, Louise Petit's folk-tinged, alt-pop loveliness moulds the grit of life into stories of hope, happiness and despair. Joined by Russ Sargeant on double bass undulating harmonies and dynamic playing create something unique and distinctive. With Louise's achingly honest words telling the journey of a girl growing to understand some of life's more difficult lessons, her struggles speak to many and are parcelled in an undeniably attractive and engaging performance. Originally from Staffordshire she has played all over the UK in leading regional arts venues, living rooms and theatres as well as getting entire festival tents singing along to her more catchy numbers. This year she is bringing her debut album to new audiences. Music as a floral dress in summer - Americana UK Quite simply these are songs that make you care - Folkwords http://www.louisepetit.com/ www.louisepetit.bandcamp.com www.twitter.com/LouisePetit Little Bird: Stage times (approx) Little Bird 8.15-8.50 Louise Petit 9.20-10.10 Bar open til 11pm serving hot and cold drinks, cake, alcohol and smiles.

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Louise Petit

on Fri, 14 Aug 2015 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop Doors at 7.00pm

Louise Petit: With an arsenal of infectious melodies and soul-bearing lyrics, Louise Petit's folk-tinged, alt-pop loveliness moulds the grit of life into stories of hope, happiness and despair. Joined by Russ Sargeant on double bass undulating harmonies and dynamic playing create something unique and distinctive. With Louise's achingly honest words telling the journey of a girl growing to understand some of life's more difficult lessons, her struggles speak to many and are parcelled in an undeniably attractive and engaging performance. Originally from Staffordshire she has played all over the UK in leading regional arts venues, living rooms and theatres as well as getting entire festival tents singing along to her more catchy numbers. This year she is bringing her debut album to new audiences. Music as a floral dress in summer - Americana UK Quite simply these are songs that make you care - Folkwords http://www.louisepetit.com/ www.louisepetit.bandcamp.com www.twitter.com/LouisePetit Little Bird: Stage times (approx) Little Bird 8.15-8.50 Louise Petit 9.20-10.10 Bar open til 11pm serving hot and cold drinks, cake, alcohol and smiles.

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The Vagaband

on Fri, 14 Aug 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, See Greennote.co.uk for start time

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

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Lindsay Lou And The Flatbellys

on Fri, 14 Aug 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8:00pm

As part of our American roots music strand, the Universal Hall is delighted to host Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys; the four-piece vocal and string band who created a huge impact when they made their UK debut earlier this year at Shetland Folk Festival. Hailing from the Great Lakes State of Michigan, there is something to please all tastes in their live performances passionate affairs that stir the blood and exhilarate from bluesy works of wonder to blistering bluegrass.

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Lindsay Lou And The Flatbellys

on Fri, 14 Aug 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8:00pm

As part of our American roots music strand, the Universal Hall is delighted to host Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys; the four-piece vocal and string band who created a huge impact when they made their UK debut earlier this year at Shetland Folk Festival. Hailing from the Great Lakes State of Michigan, there is something to please all tastes in their live performances passionate affairs that stir the blood and exhilarate from bluesy works of wonder to blistering bluegrass.

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Lindsay Lou And The Flatbellys

on Fri, 14 Aug 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8:00pm

As part of our American roots music strand, the Universal Hall is delighted to host Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys; the four-piece vocal and string band who created a huge impact when they made their UK debut earlier this year at Shetland Folk Festival. Hailing from the Great Lakes State of Michigan, there is something to please all tastes in their live performances passionate affairs that stir the blood and exhilarate from bluesy works of wonder to blistering bluegrass.

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Chantel Mcgregor

on Sat, 15 Aug 2015 at Worthing Pier Doors open 7pm Show starts 8pm

In 2013 Chantel became the first female artist to be voted Guitarist of the Year in the history of the British Blues Awards. Recently the legendary Paul Jones announced on his BBC Radio 2 Show that Chantel had again won Guitarist of The Year 2014, and played a track from her 1st album. If you measure an artist's prospects by the company they keep, then Chantel is clearly heading in the right direction: Chantel performed straight after Eric Clapton on the same stage, has been invited by Joe Bonamassa to jam with him on two of his UK tour dates so far, and has also featured alongside Jeff Beck, Keith Richards and Albert Lee on a worldwide DVD celebrating 60 years of the Fender Telecaster. As early as 2011 Chantel was invited to contribute a track from her debut album to a compilation of recordings featuring legendary artists like The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Rod Stewart and Robert Plant. That same year saw Chantel win the first of five Awards in four consecutive years in the fiercely competitive British Blues Awards: Young Artist of the Year 2011; Female Vocalist of the Year 2012; both Female Vocalist of the Year and Guitarist of the Year 2013; and most recently Guitarist of the Year 2014 for the second time in a row! Don't miss it

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Curtis Eller's American Circus

on Sun, 16 Aug 2015 at Brighton The Greys 8:00pm

Curtis Eller is New York City's angriest yodelling banjo player. He started his show business career at the age of seven as a juggler and acrobat, but has since turned to the banjo because that's where the money is. Mr. Eller and his band "The American Circus" have appeared at funerals, horse races, burlesque shows and vaudeville revues. His biggest musical influences are Buster Keaton, Elvis Presley and Abraham Lincoln.

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Blazin' Fiddles

on Sun, 16 Aug 2015 at Strathpeffer The Pavilion 7:00pm

Take a group of the hottest contemporary fiddle players from the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, mix with some wonderfully sympathetic piano and guitar arrangements and you've got the award winning Blazin' Fiddles on your hands. And they are Blazin', in the past decade no other band has quite captured Scottish fiddle music's variety, energy and sensitivity like Blazin' Fiddles have. Like rare single malts, each member of Blazin' Fiddles draws the distinct flavour of music from their part of the Highlands and Islands. Blending solo and ensemble sets, aged with the occasional insightful tale, they all come together in a fiery blend to excite your senses. From remote village halls to the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, fiddlers Jenna Reid, Bruce MacGregor, Rua Macmillan and Kristan Harvey are joined by Anna Massie on guitar/fiddle and Angus Lyon on piano to deliver a musically intoxicating evening for all.

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Pocket Caravan

on Sun, 16 Aug 2015 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pocket Caravan explores the fascinating rhythms and fiery dances of the world .The ensemble began after a chance encounter between South Brazilian violinist Felipe Karam and British guitarist Peter Michaels. Both had composed music inspired by places they had lived, and recorded their debut album Landscapes in 2008, with many guests joining them in the studio. After touring the UK, they recorded live at the Forge Concert hall in Camden Town, under the venue's own label. The resulting album, 7 Steps From The Border, explored the power of music to cross seemingly closed borders.During a recent tour of Brazil, from the Amazon down to the Uruguayan border, and ending with a series of concerts in Salvador, the group recorded their third album. Entitled THR3E and released in 2013, the album explores music with three at its core - waltzes, Chamamés, music of the Candomble religion and African polyrhythms. The duo's performances take the listener from the barn dances of Northern Brazil to the gypsy circles of Spain via the Gaucho campfires of Uruguay, combining live looping, improvisation and traditional techniques to celebrate the shared influences of music around the globe.

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Iain Matthews & Egbert Derix

on Mon, 17 Aug 2015 at Brighton The Greys 8:30pm

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The Stray Birds

on Wed, 19 Aug 2015 at London Cecil Sharp House Doors @ 7pm. Music from 7.30pm

PLEASE NOTE: THIS SHOW IS BEING HELD AT OUR ALTERNATIVE HOME FOR THE EVENING, GREEN NOTE @ CECIL SHARP HOUSE: Cecil Sharp House 2 Regent's Park Road London NW1 7AY DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 7.30pm. Seating is unreserved and allocated on a first come first served basis. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8.15pm. 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 Stray Birds are one of the hottest bands to emerge from the US roots music circuit in recent times. Ever since they took America by storm in 2013 having ended the previous year with this accolade in the country's NPR Music Awards: "One of the top ten Folk/Americana albums of the year," they have continued to build a solid fan base from a steady touring schedule and appearances at some of the biggest Stateside festivals. When their last CD was finally released on this side of the Atlantic, it went straight to the Number 3 slot on the hugely-influential Euro Americana Chart and won them widespread praise from many of the top writers and radio presenters. Reviewing the album for AmericanaUK, leading contributor Jeremy Searle awarded it a 9/10 rating and concluded: "Acoustic, simple, marvellous writing, superlative playing, it really is astounding. If you have an ounce of interest in Americana then you really should get this album now and let The Stray Birds become your new favourite band...because they will be." Since that time, the band went on to make a serious impact on this side of the Atlantic too, winning invitations to play at events such as Glasgow's Celtic Connections festival and Tonder Festival in Denmark. With the release of the new album, Best Medicine, the trio continues to impress. The CD has won them even more praise from the critics and much radio exposure from presenters such as Bob Harris at BBC Radio 2 who has declared himself a fan. "When the next full-length album comes out, we'll see them elevated into a kind of folk/bluegrass superstardom" - Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 "A band that's destined for Global success" - No Depression "Their gigs will be some of the must-see events of the year" - Maverick magazine

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Krar Collective + Kiran Leonard + Jerkcurb

on Wed, 19 Aug 2015 at London The Courtyard 7:30pm

It's Dig That Treasure!'s second birthday! Come and celebrate with an evening of world class music, from the streets of South London to the markets of Addis Ababa. Krar Collective Led by Temesgen Zeleke, a former student of Ethio-Jazz legend Mulatu Astatke, Krar Collective are a trio who make a unique spin on traditional Ethiopian sounds. Massively versatile, their songs are one minute slow and serenading, the next fast and funky. The simple set up of krar, percussion and vocals may seem minimal but the sound is huge and often, in spirit, punk! Charming, engaging and hypnotically groovy, their live performances have been hailed by The Guardian, Time Out and many more. It is a real privilege to have Krar Collective perform. Kiran Leonard With his next record Grapefruit on the horizon and a series of dates at the UK's best festivals (End of the Road, Green Man, among others), Kiran Leonard is on his way to big things. Contributor and close friend of Dig That Treasure!, Kiran's sound brings together similar musical corners to what DTT strives for, combining Frank Zappa, Van Dyke Parks and Alèmayèhu Eshèté to make music that is at once obscure and accessible. His records are tirelessly inventive and intricately arranged, combining orchestral instruments, electronics and everyday household objects to create a frantic and full sound. This time round Kiran will be playing a stripped back - but equally as effective - solo set. Jerkcurb London based artist Jerkcurb describes his creations as "guitar music for squids". Combining no-wave, ambient music and easy-listening, Jacob Read makes songs that belong in sci-fi films, elevators and ocean beds. His influences spread far and wide, drawing on everyone from the likes of Ween and R. Stevie Moore to Joe Meek and Scott Walker. Jerkcurb is one of the most exciting musicians in London at this moment.

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Blazin' Fiddles

on Wed, 19 Aug 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Take a group of the hottest contemporary fiddle players from the Highlands and Islands, mix with some wonderfully sympathetic piano and guitar arrangements, and you've got Scotland's multi-award winning Blazin' Fiddles. Over the last 15 years, no other band has quite managed to capture the excitement, passion and sensitivity of Scottish music all at once. The Blazers, who were Scots Trad Music Awards' Folk Band of the Year 2013/14, never fail to raise the temperature in the Universal Hall and we are delighted to have them back.

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Blazin' Fiddles

on Wed, 19 Aug 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Take a group of the hottest contemporary fiddle players from the Highlands and Islands, mix with some wonderfully sympathetic piano and guitar arrangements, and you've got Scotland's multi-award winning Blazin' Fiddles. Over the last 15 years, no other band has quite managed to capture the excitement, passion and sensitivity of Scottish music all at once. The Blazers, who were Scots Trad Music Awards' Folk Band of the Year 2013/14, never fail to raise the temperature in the Universal Hall and we are delighted to have them back.

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Blazin' Fiddles

on Wed, 19 Aug 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Take a group of the hottest contemporary fiddle players from the Highlands and Islands, mix with some wonderfully sympathetic piano and guitar arrangements, and you've got Scotland's multi-award winning Blazin' Fiddles. Over the last 15 years, no other band has quite managed to capture the excitement, passion and sensitivity of Scottish music all at once. The Blazers, who were Scots Trad Music Awards' Folk Band of the Year 2013/14, never fail to raise the temperature in the Universal Hall and we are delighted to have them back.

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Anna Shannon

on Thu, 20 Aug 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

Scarborough's Anna Shannon has forged a national reputation since winning Radio York's Song for Yorkshire contest in 2006. Blessed with a stunning voice, she's a prolific and versatile songwriter, deeply inspired by the natural and human worlds around her, also a talented multi-instrumentalist and a polished, engaging performer.

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Anna Shannon

on Thu, 20 Aug 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

Scarborough's Anna Shannon has forged a national reputation since winning Radio York's Song for Yorkshire contest in 2006. Blessed with a stunning voice, she's a prolific and versatile songwriter, deeply inspired by the natural and human worlds around her, also a talented multi-instrumentalist and a polished, engaging performer.

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Debby Mcclatchy: Shammick Acoustic

on Sat, 22 Aug 2015 at Combe Martin The Pack o' Cards Doors 7.30 pm for 8 pm start

If you like full-blooded American old-time music, this one's for you! Debby started life in San Francisco, but has spent most of her adult years in the Appalachian Mountains. With her father's roots in Ulster, and her mother family tree going back to Thomas Jefferson's family, she had a diverse musical heritage of Carter family songs, vaudeville songs, and a bit of yodelling too! All this underpins Debby's deep knowledge and respect for the origins of the music she makes, and her powerful songwriting and occasional use of contemporary material are rooted in her ingrained sense of the traditional forms. She has been regularly touring in Britain and Europe since the late '60s, and is recognised as one of the finest frailed banjo players. Her combination of good-time, old-time banjo, glorious singing - with occasional outbreaks of mountain fiddling and freestyle Appalachian stepping has made her a favourite at clubs and festivals. As one reviewer said, her music is full of authentic down-home intimacy and warmth, honesty and simplicity; heart-warming and profoundly nostalgic, yet never emptily or falsely sentimental, and invigorating as a breath of fresh, pure Appalachian mountain air. This may be one of the last opportunities to see this wonderful lady in the U.K., so don't miss the chance!

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Pickin In The Pines - Bluegrass Day Camp

on Sat, 22 Aug 2015 at Camberley Frimhurst Family House 10am

Pickin in the Pines is a full day of Bluegrass Instrument Workshops with performances in the evening all set in the pine wooded grounds of Frimhurst Family House in Surrey. The day will start at 10am and will conclude at 11pm Lunch is included in the ticket price (beverages will be available for purchase) Workshops and seminars will be run by respected UK Bluegrass musicians. Instuments catered for are; Guitar Mandolin Fiddle Banjo Bass Dobro During the day particiapants will be given the oppertunity to form bands for an evening peformance (no preassure). This will be followed by a performance from the tutors themselves. The evening will be open to the public. There is limited availability for these courses so book early to avoid dissapointment. Instrument workshops will run simultainiusly throughout the day giving multi instrumentalists oppertunity to attend more than one workshop group. When booking please state which main instrument work shop you wish to attend to enable us to gauge class sizes. Accomodation can be arranged. Please contact music@stepsider.co.uk for booking details. Prerequisit. Pickin in the pines sets out to be a fun learning expierience for all abilities. Beginners to the genre are very welcome but should be familiar with common chords positions. All ages welcome,

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Picking In The Pines - Evening Performance

on Sat, 22 Aug 2015 at Camberley Frimhurst Family House 8pm

An evening of Bluegrass music performed by the attendees and Tutors of the Picking in the Pines Bluegrass Day Camp -------------------------EVENING PERFORMANCE ONLY------------------------ This ticket is for the admisiion to the Evening peroformance of the Day Camp only ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pickin in the Pines is a full day of Bluegrass Instrument Workshops with performances in the evening all set in the pine wooded grounds of Frimhurst Family House in Surrey. The day will start at 10am and will conclude at 11pm Lunch is included in the ticket price (beverages will be available for purchase) Workshops and seminars will be run by respected UK Bluegrass musicians. Instuments catered for are; Guitar Mandolin Fiddle Banjo Bass Dobro During the day particiapants will be given the oppertunity to form bands for an evening peformance (no preassure). This will be followed by a performance from the tutors themselves. The evening will be open to the public. There is limited availability for these courses so book early to avoid dissapointment. Instrument workshops will run simultainiusly throughout the day giving multi instrumentalists oppertunity to attend more than one workshop group. When booking please state which main instrument work shop you wish to attend to enable us to gauge class sizes. Accomodation can be arranged. Please contact music@stepsider.co.uk for booking details. Prerequisit. Pickin in the pines sets out to be a fun learning expierience for all abilities. Beginners to the genre are very welcome but should be familiar with common chords positions. All ages welcome,

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Paddy O'brien

on Sat, 22 Aug 2015 at Strathpeffer The Pavilion 8:00pm

Paddy O'Brien is a renowned Irish country music singer. Hailing from County Waterford, Paddy has been involved in country music from a young age, playing pubs and venues around his home in Aglish before going on to form his first band The Strangers in 1972. Much wider recognition and acclaim followed in the 80s and 90s as a solo performer, releasing several albums and seeing him tour Nashville as an established country performer, a reputation he has maintained to this day with a loyal following of country music fans.

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Tamar Valley Male Voice Choir

on Sat, 22 Aug 2015 at Princetown St Michael and All Angels 7:00pm

An evening of musical entertainment from the renowned Tamar Valley Male Voice Choir, who love to share the joy of song in the traditions of the beautiful Tamar Valley. Proceeds to Princetown Church towards efficient heating for their Tor Royal Lane building. Refreshments by Princetown Women's' Institute (for their funds).

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Maurice Dickson & Catherine Ashcroft

on Sat, 22 Aug 2015 at Southampton The Talking Heads 7:30pm

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The Stray Birds

on Sat, 22 Aug 2015 at Belfast Black Box 8:00am

Moving on Music is delighted to welcome back 'The Stray Birds' after their sell out Black Box performance last year. The Pennsylvanian three-piece are one of the hottest bands on the US roots music circuit, since taking America by storm in 2013. Two years on then they have gone on to win a huge fanbase, following triumphant appearances at major festivals around the world including Celtic Connections, Cambridge Folk Festival, MerleFest and Tonder. Lauded by fans and critics, The Stay Birds can be found on many 'End of Year' round-ups, 'Albums of the Year' and 'Not to Miss' lists. It's their live performances however where they really come into their own. All three members sing lead, with Maya de Vitry and Oliver Craven both playing fiddle and guitar, and Charles Muench on upright bass. Their harmonies and interplay are bewildering, creating a sound drawn from the richness of American folk music traditions, spun with a stirring subtlety and grace. Their latest album 'Best Medicine' has been winning even more praise with the likes of Bob Harris of Radio 2 telling them to expect a kind of folk/bluegrass superstardom after declaring himself a huge fan. With their eclectic song selection, incredible musicianship, and glorious close harmonies, the Pennsylvania trio fully merit the overused, but seldom appropriate must see tag. When the next full-length album comes out, we'll see them elevated into a kind of folk/bluegrass superstardom Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 A band that's destined for Global success No Depression Clearly these are players with chops, songwriters with a fierce command of their craft. NPR Music

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The Stray Birds

on Sat, 22 Aug 2015 at Belfast Black Box 8:00am

Moving on Music is delighted to welcome back 'The Stray Birds' after their sell out Black Box performance last year. The Pennsylvanian three-piece are one of the hottest bands on the US roots music circuit, since taking America by storm in 2013. Two years on then they have gone on to win a huge fanbase, following triumphant appearances at major festivals around the world including Celtic Connections, Cambridge Folk Festival, MerleFest and Tonder. Lauded by fans and critics, The Stay Birds can be found on many 'End of Year' round-ups, 'Albums of the Year' and 'Not to Miss' lists. It's their live performances however where they really come into their own. All three members sing lead, with Maya de Vitry and Oliver Craven both playing fiddle and guitar, and Charles Muench on upright bass. Their harmonies and interplay are bewildering, creating a sound drawn from the richness of American folk music traditions, spun with a stirring subtlety and grace. Their latest album 'Best Medicine' has been winning even more praise with the likes of Bob Harris of Radio 2 telling them to expect a kind of folk/bluegrass superstardom after declaring himself a huge fan. With their eclectic song selection, incredible musicianship, and glorious close harmonies, the Pennsylvania trio fully merit the overused, but seldom appropriate must see tag. When the next full-length album comes out, we'll see them elevated into a kind of folk/bluegrass superstardom Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 A band that's destined for Global success No Depression Clearly these are players with chops, songwriters with a fierce command of their craft. NPR Music

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Jez Lowe @ Aston Village Hall

on Sat, 22 Aug 2015 at Aston Aston & Cote Village Hall 7:30pm

All Profit in aid of the Aston & Cote Village Hall Jez Lowe- Sony Academy Award Winning Songwriter from County Durham Jez Lowe has built an enviable reputation as a songwriter and performer in the world of acoustic music, and as a recognised musical ambassador for his native North East England, with almost twenty albums and countless live performances around the world over the last thirty years. In 2008, Jez was nominated as Folksinger of the Year in the BBC Folk awards, following the success of his album JACK COMMON'S ANTHEM the previous year. Jez Lowe is a BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015 Nominee for 'Best Original Song' for The Pitmen Poets and 'Folksinger of the Year'. Parking & Bar & Refreshments Tickets £10.00

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Intrigue In Tangiers

on Sun, 23 Aug 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Roger Hill and Mel Jones are Intrigue in Tangiers, a sophisticated songwriting partnership and an articulate acoustic band. Lifelong friends who share a passion for everything guitar, Roger and Mel write songs that are characterised by interweaving guitars, confident rhythms and captivating musical melodies overlaid by thought provoking lyrics, sung with depth and emotion. Roger and Mel both play guitar and both sing. The live sound is confident and dynamic and often described as 'surprisingly full for an acoustic duo'. Roger and Mel describe Intrigue in Tangiers as "two guys playing guitars performing self penned songs" everyone else says it's so much more. Intrigue in Tangiers will be performing songs from their 9 studio albums alongside new songs scheduled for future release.

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Adam Holmes And The Embers

on Sun, 23 Aug 2015 at London The Slaughtered Lamb Doors at 7.15pm/Show starts at 8pm

Hotly-tipped Edinburgh singer/songwriter Adam Holmes crafts lyrics that resonate like old folk songs, set to melodies rooted in haunting slow airs. John Martyn's strum and sting, laced with a slice of Paolo Nutini soul and a touch of traditional folk. The 24-year-old Edinburgh-born singer/songwriter is one of the brightest rising stars on the UK roots music scene, with influences from either side of the Atlantic mixing traditional and contemporary folk with his own brand of Americana. A finalist in the 2009 Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year competition, he was also a nominee for Best Newcomer at the 2011 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and a nominee for Best Up and Coming Artist at the 2013 Scottish Traditional Music Awards. His debut album Heirs and Graces was produced by John Wood (producer of Nick Drake, John Martyn, Richard Thompson and Pink Floyd amongst many others) and reached number 5 in the iTunes chart. It was nominated for Scottish Album of the Year in 2014 and for a Scottish Traditional Music Award in the same year in the Best Album category. 2014 saw live sessions for BBC Radio 2's Folk Show and BBC Radio 3's World on 3 programme, festival appearances (including a prestigious Showcase slot at the Cambridge Folk Festival), sell-out gigs throughout the UK and songs from the album have received national and international radio airplay. Live, he and his band the Embers combine the rhythm and blues, country and folk music textures of classic artists such as The Band, Neil Young and Ryan Adams and The Cardinals and this year they have already played a sell-out show at Glasgow's Tron Theatre as part of Celtic Connections, filmed a live performance at Celtic for broadcast later this year on BBC Television and have been booked for the famous Tonder Festival in Denmark. Website www.adamholmesandtheembers.com

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De Fuego

on Sun, 23 Aug 2015 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- De Fuego is a sensational guitar duo, who play energetic instrumental flamenco and rumba-based music. They gained reputation in the summer festivals with their upbeat passionate sound and percussive guitar techniques. In 2014 they performed at 17 festivals including Glastonbury, Secret Garden party, Sziget fesztival (HU), and Shambala. They recently ran a successful kickstarter campaign to release their second album, and are currently recording in the studio. "De Fuego are just something else. Totally humble and unassuming as individuals, but don't let this deceive you! From the second the first pluck hits the airwaves you're swept away with their passion" efestivals.co.uk "Their entertainment value can be likened to two polite boxers shadow-sparring or two tango dancers who have swallowed something and allowed their lower halves to go off and do the St. Vitus reel. This is spectacle" Songlines magazine

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Ten Strings And A Goat Skin

on Mon, 24 Aug 2015 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music starts 8:30pm

Nominated for two 2014 Canadian Folk Music awards, Ten Strings And A Goat Skin is a young bilingual trad/folk/fusion trio celebrating the music of the Irish, Acadien, French & Maritime cultures. Known for a rare musicality and for Integrating modern & world rhythms with traditional & original tunes, they create a fiery, contagious & unique sound that has them touring throughout Canada, the US and Europe. Having the time of their lives immersed in the music they love, hailing for the North Shore of Prince Edward Island, Jesse Périard and brothers Rowen and Caleb Gallant seemingly ignite onstage as Ten Strings And A Goat Skin. Rooted in the traditional, members of this award winning trio celebrate the music of the Irish and Francophone cultures they share, infuse their original compositions and traditional standard tunes with modern and world rhythms and interpretations to create an infectious energy and unique sound that speaks to all ages.Building on a base of much loved traditional Maritime music with a good dose of originality, innovation and humour, the band grabs both French and English audience right from the first note. They easily connect with their listeners while they create an atmosphere that is pure fun.Milestones saw the group making waves on both English and Francophone venues at the 2011 and 2012 ECMAs and their début bilingual album, TRI, was awarded MUSIC PEI's 2012 Roots Traditional Recording of the Year and was nominated for the 2012 ECMA Roots Traditional Group Recording of the Year. Ever traveling further afield, the group was nominated for Music PEI's 2013 SpinCount Touring Artists of the Year.

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Anna Rest Easy @ The Bedford:

on Mon, 24 Aug 2015 at London The Bedford 7.30pm

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100 Club Tuesday Blues Presents Southbound

on Tue, 25 Aug 2015 at London 100 Club 7.15pm - 11pm

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Mike Vernon & The Mighty Combo

on Wed, 26 Aug 2015 at Worthing Pier Doors open 7pm Show starts 8pm

Mike Vernon & the Mighty Combo Legendary (blues) music producer Mike Vernon (everyone from Fleetwood Mac to Rod Stewart, from Focus to David Bowie, from John Mayall to Eric Clapton, blah, blah,blah) has a new live project he is fronting up. Known as Mike Vernon & The Mighty Combo the band feature some of the most noted players on the UK scene, namely :- Geraint Watkins - vocal/piano (Van Morrison, Status Quo, Eric Clapton, Carl Perkins, Nick Lowe) West Weston - vocal/harmonica (Roger Daltrey, Wilko Johnson, Mud Morganfield) Martin Winning - tenor sax (Van Morrison, Mike Sanchez, Tanita Tikaram) Paul Garner - guitar (Paul Garner Band, Lazy Lester, West Weston's Bluesonics) Ian Jennings - upright bass (Jeff Beck, Tom Jones, Jimmy Page & Robert Plant) Mike Hellier - drums (Sherman Robertson, Mud Morganfield, James Hunter) They will be opening their uk tour at Worthing Pier southern pavilion on Wednesday 26th August This is a show not to miss with the lads playing Driving Rhythm & Blues with a Rockin Boogie Woogie Beat

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Ryley Walker And His Band

on Wed, 26 Aug 2015 at Paddock Wood The Olive Stores 8:00pm

Ryley is a 24 year-old singer/songwriter and guitarist from Chicago. Inspired by some of his heroes, among them Tim Hardin, Nick Drake and Bert Jansch, he has released two studio albums and visits us with his band as part of a month-long European tour. With the charming swagger of jazz-folk troubadour Tim Buckley and the resonant, full picking style of Bert Jansch... With acoustic guitar in hand and a voice like browned butter, Walker swings and sways in a lush string-and-piano arrangement right out of Buckley's Starsailor; it slowly picks up to a swirling gallop without bucking the rhythm. Primrose Green is disorientating, casting new light on modes you thought you knew well. Wherever there are familiar elements, Walker and his excellent, jazzy band take them to new placesIt's like returning home after a long journey away. Glad in some ways to be back, but irrevocably changed for the better by the experience. UNCUT 9/10 Live music from 8.30pm

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Gordie Mackeeman & His Rhythm Boys

on Thu, 27 Aug 2015 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hailing from Prince Edward Island, the award-winning Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys serve up old-time roots music with an energy level that practically yanks you out of your seat by the collar. The Rhythm Boys were given the Galaxie Supernova Award at the 2012 Ottawa Folk Festival for outstanding live performance. Tom Power, host of Deep Roots on CBC, recently called the Rhythm Boys his "Best Discovery Band" at the 2012 East Coast Music Awards. If ever someone deserved the nickname 'Crazy Legs', it is Gordie MacKeeman. His thrilling dance style mixed with great bluegrass vocals, Peter Cann's blistering guitar solos, and the lively multi-instrumental talents of Thomas Webb and Mark Geddes, and Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys are an unforgettable live experience. Within months of forming the Rhythm Boys and releasing their self-titled debut CD in 2011, the band had received two Music PEI awards for Roots/Traditional Group of the Year and Instrumental Recording of the Year, and were nominated for Roots/Traditional Group Recording at the 2011 ECMAs. The Rhythm Boys were voted the 2011 Music PEI Showcase Artist of the Year, chosen by music industry visiting delegates at Showcase PEI. Since then, they've secured two international tours in 2012 - one to New England in May and one to the UK in July. These lads from PEI have taken their great musical skill and love for the repertoire and added engaging, sometimes jaw-dropping, stagecraft and showmanship. Man for man there may not be a better roots band playing in Canada today. Booking them was a no-brainer. Matthew Large, Montreal's Folk Festival on the Canal. Gordie and the boys began touring the UK in 2012 and have returned twice a year since, making a hug impact wherever they go and building a loyal following. What promoters say: 'I had the absolute pleasure in MCing Gordie and His Rhythm Boys at Southwell on Sunday. Wow, wow, wow!!!!.' Terry Walden, Ely Folk Festival 'What a fab gig - so many positive comments from people there - even the sound crew were saying it's one of the best gigs they've seen. Thank you!' Chris Pentney, Sage Gateshead 'I have never had so many people come up to me and praise a performance afterwards.' Michael Cainen, The Pound, Corsham 'Gordie and the boys went down a storm tonight...what a show and they are so delightful!'' Carolyn Paterson, Tolbooth, Stirling 'So glad that I got in there last year and managed to book Gordie and the guys. What a show. Tent was packed and crowd roaring for more. These guys are just fantastic, but I don't need to tell you that. Perfect for Hebcelt. Thanks for getting them up here.' Caroline McLennan, Heb Celt Festival www.gordiemackeeman.com

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An Exmoor Garland With Umber Music

on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 at Porlock Village Hall 7.30pm

Tom and Barbara Brown return to Porlock with an evening of songs and stories

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Tribute To Jj Cale - Steve Morrison All Stars

on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 at London The Telegraph (Putney) 7:00pm

By popular demand. Bank holiday special - Booze & Blues Festival. Steve Morrison band including Alan Glen.

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Liverpool Acoustic Live Featuring 'guitar Star' Adrian Nation

on Fri, 28 Aug 2015 at Liverpool The View Two Gallery 7:45pm

Liverpool Acoustic Live for August 2015 sees the return of Adrian Nation, back at the View Two after impressing everyone with his support slot last year. Adrian was recently seen on the Sky Arts programme Guitar Star. He was picked for the heats from the thousands that applied to take part, and was one of only four guitarists across the UK to make it through the auditions to the acoustic heats where he took part in a masterclass with Rodrigo y Gabriela before performing at London's Bush Hall. Joining Adrian on the night will be local performer Sophie Anderson, plus more to be arranged. Tickets are £5 in advance (+50p booking fee) or £6 on the door. The doors open at 7.45pm, music starts at 8.15pm and runs through to 10.45pm. Bar available. Unfortunately the performance space is on the third floor of the View Two Gallery and there is no lift access.

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Ryley Walker

on Sat, 29 Aug 2015 at Manchester The Soup Kitchen 7:30pm

Ryley Walker is a 24-year-old singer/songwriter and guitarist from Chicago. Having kicked around Chicago's experimental free and noise music scene for several years, Ryley recently turned to a folk-rock sound inspired by some of his heroes, among them Tim Hardin, Tim Buckley and Bert Jansch. The result is All Kinds of You, a poised and accomplished debut album, recorded in Chicago by Cooper Crain (guitarist/keyboardist in Cave). The album was released by Tompkins Square (James Blackshaw, Hiss Golden Messenger, Michael Chapman, William Tyler) in April 2014. Ryley's second long-player was released on Dead Oceans (Bowerbird, Califone, Phosphorescent) this March. Primrose Green begins near where All Kinds of You leaves off but quickly pushes far afield. The title sounds pastoral and quaint, but the titular green has dark hallucinogenic qualities, as does much of the LP. 'With the charming swagger of jazz-folk troubadour Tim Buckley and the resonant, full picking style of Bert Jansch, The West Wind comes from Walker's first widely available release, a three-song 12. With acoustic guitar in hand and a voice like browned butter, Walker swings and sways in a lush string-and-piano arrangement right out of Buckley's Starsailor; it slowly picks up to a swirling gallop without bucking the rhythm' NPR Music 'Because he plays guitar so damn well, it's tempting to lump Ryley Walker in with the growing number of pickers and strummers like William Tyler and Steve Gunn. That comparison isn't too far off either, especially if you want to use a phrase like post-American Primitive. But Walker counts himself a Chicagoan, so it's equally apt to align him with local post-rock outfits like Tortoise and the Sea & Cake' Pitchfork

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Luke Daniels

on Sun, 30 Aug 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Luke Daniels is a master melodeon player with De Dannan, Riverdance, Ian Anderson, Cara Dillon, soloist on The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit soundtracks and has featured on countless albums. The release of his debut songs album, What's Here What's Gone, playing guitar, banjo and piano last year was met with a few raised eyebrows to say the least. Initial surprise, turned to heaped praise and glowing reviews in support of his voice, the quality of his songwriting and his central philosophy that value springs from what we have in common rather than what we can achieve as individuals. Really exceptional musicianship and a relaxed genuine stage persona have also helped him secure solo main stage appearances at festivals this year including How The Light Gets In (Music and Philosophy Festival in Hay on Wye), Kate Rusby's new Underneath the Stars festival and Towersey Folk Festival. www.lukedanielsmusic.com Exceptional songwriting (Songlines Magazine ****) A new force to reckon with (The Guardian ****) Intense and poetical (R2 Magazine ****) A master melodeon player (Mark Radcliffe's Folk Programme BBC Radio 2)

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Big Mandrake

on Sun, 30 Aug 2015 at Keighley Exchange Arts Centre 7:30pm

Their last gig has become a night of legend, ska punk rock with a tinge of Latin, we're very excited to be welcoming back Big Mandrake all the way from Caracas, Venezuela! Supporting are everyone's favourite punky folky foxy lads, Foxes Faux!

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The Deslondes

on Wed, 2 Sep 2015 at Manchester Gullivers 7.30pm

Hailed by NPR as 'deft assemblers of a sound that traverses decades and styles with humble grace', New Orleans band The Deslondes mine from the rich history of American music to craft their compelling and wholly unique eponymous debut album, due 9 June on New West Records. Co-produced by the band and in-demand producer Andrija Tokic (Benjamin Booker, Alabama Shakes) at his Nashville studio, the songs are influenced by classic soul, rock & roll, R&B, folk, roots, country, swamp-boogie, honky-tonk and pre-war music, and introduce a collective of gifted singer-songwriters with a deep love for the past and a palpable passion for the present. 'They manage to resurrect a lost sound,' exclaimed Rolling Stone in their 20 Reasons To Love This Year preview, adding, 'Stax and Sun records are distinct touch points, as are upright-bass-driven melodies, while giving it a modern, vibrant swing, building on the foundations of old-time traditions without sounding like they're stepping out of a time machine.' The Deslondes endeavour to carry on the travelling troubadour tradition of their heroes Woody Guthrie, Hank Williams, Townes Van Zandt, Blaze Foley and John Prine. Comprised of the five songwriters Sam Doores (vocals/guitar), Riley Downing (vocals/guitar), Dan Cutler (vocals/bass), John James Tourville (vocals/pedal steel/fiddle) and Cameron Snyder (vocals/percussion) each musician contributes writing and arrangements, with different members taking the lead at different times. The band's musical production and vocal arrangements are inspired by the rhythmic, high energy, and harmony-driven sounds of their other heroes, The Band and Allen Toussaint. The Deslondes grew out of The Tumbleweeds, a project that Doores, Downing and Cutler began in 2010. Doores and Cutler were also core members of Hurray for the Riff Raff and performed on last year's breakout album, Small Town Heroes, before leaving the band to focus on The Deslondes. Like the traveling troubadours they fashion themselves after, they have toured the country extensively and have supported the Alabama Shakes, Old Crow Medicine Show, Hurray for the Riff Raff, The Lumineers, John Fullbright, Michael Kiwanuka and Spirit Family Reunion.

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Dougie Maclean

on Wed, 2 Sep 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Dougie MacLean is Scotland's pre-eminent singer-songwriter and a national musical treasure. He has developed a unique blend of lyrical, 'roots based' songwriting and instrumental composition and is internationally renowned for his song 'Caledonia', music for 'Last of the Mohicans' and inspired performances including his ending of the Closing Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow which was viewed by over a billion people worldwide!!

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Dougie Maclean

on Wed, 2 Sep 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Dougie MacLean is Scotland's pre-eminent singer-songwriter and a national musical treasure. He has developed a unique blend of lyrical, 'roots based' songwriting and instrumental composition and is internationally renowned for his song 'Caledonia', music for 'Last of the Mohicans' and inspired performances including his ending of the Closing Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow which was viewed by over a billion people worldwide!!

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Dougie Maclean

on Wed, 2 Sep 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Dougie MacLean is Scotland's pre-eminent singer-songwriter and a national musical treasure. He has developed a unique blend of lyrical, 'roots based' songwriting and instrumental composition and is internationally renowned for his song 'Caledonia', music for 'Last of the Mohicans' and inspired performances including his ending of the Closing Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow which was viewed by over a billion people worldwide!!

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Eric Andersen

on Wed, 2 Sep 2015 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ERIC ANDERSEN - is widely regarded as one of the most poetic songwriters that sprang from the Greenwich Village folk scene of the 1960's. As a musician he defies categorisation. His artful mélange of love, despair, hope and stirred memory has earned him a passionate international following and the respect and admiration of artists ranging from Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen to Lou Reed and Wyclef Jean. His songs have been recorded and performed by world renown artists such as Bob Dylan, Ricky Nelson, Judy Collins, Sandy Denny, Fairport Convention, Peter Paul and Mary, Linda Ronstadt, Johnny Cash, The Grateful Dead, Linda Thompson, and Mary Chapin Carpenter plus many others.

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The New Rope String Band

on Thu, 3 Sep 2015 at Reeth Memorial Hall Doors at 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start

The New Rope String Band have come to the end of their tether. The sheer strain of spreading joy around the world for more than 25 years as Old and New Rope has proved too much. Audiences' laughter muscles have been stretched and twanged and they, too, need a rest. But, before these ageing folk-cabaret artistes go their separate ways, they have decided to do a celebratory extravaganza of their finest routines with some specially-created final flourishes. Expect fish tanks, boiled eggs, fiddles, banjos, cardboard guitars, theremins, explosions, interactive films, drainpipes, mermaids, pink y-fronts, thrills, spills, tears and hilarity.

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The New Rope String Band

on Thu, 3 Sep 2015 at Reeth Memorial Hall Doors at 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start

The New Rope String Band have come to the end of their tether. The sheer strain of spreading joy around the world for more than 25 years as Old and New Rope has proved too much. Audiences' laughter muscles have been stretched and twanged and they, too, need a rest. But, before these ageing folk-cabaret artistes go their separate ways, they have decided to do a celebratory extravaganza of their finest routines with some specially-created final flourishes. Expect fish tanks, boiled eggs, fiddles, banjos, cardboard guitars, theremins, explosions, interactive films, drainpipes, mermaids, pink y-fronts, thrills, spills, tears and hilarity.

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The Deslondes

on Thu, 3 Sep 2015 at York Fulford Arms Doors at 8pm

Please Please You presents The Deslondes The Fulford Arms, York. Thursday 3rd September, 8pm. £10adv/£12otd. More at http://www.pleasepleaseyou.com

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Debby Mcclatchy

on Thu, 3 Sep 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

With full retirement beckoning, this will be Debby's final visit to our club. She has been a favourite American guest here for the last 30 years, a great entertainer with a rich store of songs both self-penned and US traditional, as well as old time banjo tunes and engaging stories. She has never failed to charm us, so let's give her a huge farewell.

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Debby Mcclatchy

on Thu, 3 Sep 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

With full retirement beckoning, this will be Debby's final visit to our club. She has been a favourite American guest here for the last 30 years, a great entertainer with a rich store of songs both self-penned and US traditional, as well as old time banjo tunes and engaging stories. She has never failed to charm us, so let's give her a huge farewell.

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Boo Hewerdine

on Fri, 4 Sep 2015 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing Bar opens at 6.30 pm, doors at 7.30 pm

Boo Hewerdine is one of our most talented, prolific and consistently accomplished singer-songwriters, though many folks may never have heard of him. If the name isn't immediately familiar to you, then some aspect of his work almost certainly will be. You may know the songs 'Patience of Angels' or 'Joke' as recorded by Eddi Reader, or 'Last Cigarette' by KD Lang. You may have heard author Nick Hornby singing his praises or enjoyed the incidental music to the film Fever Pitch, which Boo wrote at Nick Hornby's express request. You may even have been moved by the song 'Bell, Book and Candle' during Tricia's deathbed exit from TV soap Emmerdale. Author Nick Hornby is an unabashed fan, who lists The Bible's 'Glorybound' as one of his favourite songs, and observes that Boo's music "aches and that ache is pop music's rarest, most valuable commodity". Boo says "It's my job to write songs and I'm quite proud of that, so however people come across them, either on my records or someone else's, that's fine. I do write deliberately for other people like Eddi Reader and I have song-writing partners who I'll work with. We'll pitch into a studio in London and just write. The more you write, it's like a muscle, the stronger it gets and you're ready when the good ideas come. His songs have been recorded by a host of the great and good since he founded The Bible in 1985 and gained a cult following. He has written for Eddi Reader (with whom he performs regularly), Clive Gregson, Christine Collister, Chris Difford, KD Lang, Paul Young, Marti Pellow, Alex Parks, and Natalie Imbruglia, to name but a few, and he has collaborated with Richard Thompson, The Corrs, Heidi Talbot and Martha Wainwright. Easily one of Britain's foremost singer-songwriters, certainly one of the most underrated, and largely ignored by the press, he is frequently found headlining at folk clubs and festivals. Self-effacing in approach but with a dry humour and a natural pathos in both singing and playing, the spirit of Nick Drake and Tim Hardin hang over him, almost a tangible presence. He is an accomplished guitarist and his sure, gentle voice can turn regret into rage and threat into tenderness. His latest album, 'My Name In The Brackets', is both a look back at his past and a vehicle for new material. The album was Folk Radio's Album Of The Month in December 2014 and has received consistent critical acclaim. One of the most under-rated songwriters in Britain offers a career retrospective that proves categorically he has been criminally overlooked for years. There are four tracks from his earliest days as leader of The Bible, including the spellbinding 'Honey Be Good' and 'Mahalia', before we embark on his high-quality solo work, with standouts like '59 Yards', 'Patience Of Angels', 'Mapping The Human Heart' and 'Muddy Water'. The new songs included keep up the standard he's maintained in 25 years of songwriting. ~ Daily Express If you like a song with a lyric worth listening to and a tune that you'll go home whistling, then you'll love this gig.

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Betty & The Boy

on Fri, 4 Sep 2015 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre Show Starts 8.00pm

With two acclaimed albums released on this side of the Atlantic, Betty & The Boy are one of the hottest acts on the roots music circuit. Named Best Band in their home State of Oregon in 2013, FolkRadioUK said they were "like a precious treasure", while AmericanRoots UK described them as incredibly talented, highly original and pretty much unique. Leading folk magazine, fRoots said they were a tight acoustic band technically flawless, while AmericanaUK welcomed their baroque pop, and Folkwords declared: Everything comes with an invigorating edge.

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Sheesham, Lotus & Son

on Fri, 4 Sep 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 8:00pm

All the way from Canada ! See quotes... Folk Alliance International, Toronto... Wondrous old-time stylists a modern-day Mississippi Sheiks fRoots magazine (UK)...... Hugely entertaining they stole the show! Maverick magazine (UK).........." Superb live act....." The Atkinson Theatre, Southport, England.........Truly they are The New Kings Of Old Time" - Peter Cowley, Fatea magazine (UK) Selby Town Hall, England.................The auditorium was packed, and there was so much applause and the end of the first set, it was like they wanted an encore at the intermission amazing! Rudie Humphrey, AmericanaUK Jumpin Hot Club, Newcastle-upon-Tyne:..............The Canadian trio may be solely acoustic, old-timey and use a host of vintage instruments but the entertainment they serve up is electrically charged! freelance music writer, Maurice Hope

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Sheesham, Lotus & Son

on Fri, 4 Sep 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 8:00pm

All the way from Canada ! See quotes... Folk Alliance International, Toronto... Wondrous old-time stylists a modern-day Mississippi Sheiks fRoots magazine (UK)...... Hugely entertaining they stole the show! Maverick magazine (UK).........." Superb live act....." The Atkinson Theatre, Southport, England.........Truly they are The New Kings Of Old Time" - Peter Cowley, Fatea magazine (UK) Selby Town Hall, England.................The auditorium was packed, and there was so much applause and the end of the first set, it was like they wanted an encore at the intermission amazing! Rudie Humphrey, AmericanaUK Jumpin Hot Club, Newcastle-upon-Tyne:..............The Canadian trio may be solely acoustic, old-timey and use a host of vintage instruments but the entertainment they serve up is electrically charged! freelance music writer, Maurice Hope

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Sal Sugarlip & Cottontop Boppin' Presents Bonfire Radicals + The Rumblestrutters + Jimmy Robertson

on Fri, 4 Sep 2015 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

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Harry Bird And The Rubber Wellies

on Fri, 4 Sep 2015 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00am

The Big Comfy Folk Club. 3 brilliant folk and acoustic acts. Doors open at 7pm Katie McAuley 8.00-8.35 Paul McClure 8.50-9.30 Harry Bird and the Rubber Wellies 9.45-10.30 Bookshop Bar open til 11 serving ales, wine, hot drinks and cake. More details TBA.

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Don Kipper

on Fri, 4 Sep 2015 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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Chris Leslie @ Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 5 Sep 2015 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 8pm

Chris was born on 15 December 1956 and he was brought up in north Oxfordshire. He joined Fairport Convention in 1996. Inspired by local musicians, Chris began playing the fiddle at the age of thirteen. One of his early influences and, later, his mentor was Fairport Convention's then-fiddler Dave Swarbrick. In 1976, Chris and his brother John Leslie began performing as a duo and they recorded an album in 1976. Chris also played with singer-songwriter Steve Ashley, touring extensively in the UK and continental Europe. Chris studied violin making in Nottinghamshire and completed his three-year course 1983. Back to Oxfordshire, he was invited to tour with Dave Pegg to promote Dave's solo album. Dave Swarbrick invited Chris to become a founder member of the pioneering acoustic group Whippersnapper. This band made several albums and toured the UK, Europe and the USA. Chris also toured with rock group All About Eve. During the 1990s, Chris worked as a duo with Whippersnapper guitarist Kev Dempsey, collaborated with folk pianist Beryl Marriott, and was a member of Simon Mayor's Mandolin Quartet. He also played fiddle on tour with Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull. In 1995 Chris joined The Albion Band, touring and recording with them before joining Fairport Convention the next year. As well as playing and recording with them, Chris has contributed many songs to Fairport's repertoire. In the run-up to Christmas each year, Chris tours with seasonal group St Agnes Fountain. His session credits include work for Ralph McTell, Steve Ashley, Alan Stivell, Chris While and Julie Mathews, Jez Lowe, Christine Collister, Maartin Allcock, The Melstock Band, Kieran Halpin, John Wright, All About Eve, and Mostly Autumn. Chris has also recorded three solo albums. Tickets: - £10.00 in advance £12.00 on Door Parking & Bar Available Contact Mark/Elaine - 01993831427 or 07870563299 Doors Open: 19:30hrs Show Starts 20:00hrs

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Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston

on Sat, 5 Sep 2015 at Bow Village Hall 8.00pm (Doors Open 7.30pm)

MIRANDA SYKES is well known as the third member of SHOW OF HANDS. She is one of the few female double bassists in England & is an accomplished singer in her own right. Miranda holds her audience spellbound: it is the emotional quality of her voice that makes her musical partnership with Rex so engaging, rather than the novelty of such an unusual musical pairing as the double bass & mandolin. REX PRESTON has a reputation as a fine & imaginative mandolin player and is a leading light in a new wave of British Bluegrass musicians. He is a rising star in mandolin-playing circles and with 20 years of playing behind him, he possesses a wonderfully sensitive musicality and a dexterous, flamboyant playing style. The rare fusion of double bass & mandolin makes for one of the most exciting new pairings on the acoustic roots scene. Miranda & Rex interweave timeless, well chosen covers with one or two Preston originals. Their backgrounds, as well as skilful instrumentation and warm engaging vocals have shaped their unique sound.

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O'hooley & Tidow - Summat's Brewin' Micro Tour

on Sat, 5 Sep 2015 at Doncaster Brewery & Tap - Upper Room Doors at 7.30pm

O'Hooley & Tidow - Summat's Brewin' Micro Tour

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John Doyle

on Sat, 5 Sep 2015 at Inverness Glen Urquhart Public Hall 8.00pm

Long considered one of the most important guitarists in Irish and acoustic music worldwide, John is now increasingly lauded for his singing and songwriting talents. "Doyle on guitar has risen to a level occupied by him alone. No one in Irish traditional music is a better guitarist than him right now. His chops, always assured and adroit, have now entered a rarefied zone of inspired, instinctive, in-the-moment creativity that made me gasp in awe and for breath. In my Wall Street Journal article on him this past March, I described John as one of the world's best acoustic guitarists. I now think that may be an understatement. In addition, his vocal delivery and his songwriting have never been more impressive, reaching an apogee in The Arabic, where his singing and guitar accompaniment (this is really a misnomer: his self-backing and instrumental fills and runs on guitar constituted a tour de force in and of themselves) on his own song were unforgettable. What are they putting in the potable water where John resides that has made him so mind-vaultingly good?" Earle Hitchner, The Wall Street Journal and the Irish Echo "A complete rhythm section all on his own" Chicago Tribune "More talent than anybody deserves to have all to themselves" Philadelphia News "Few rhythm guitarists demand the spotlight, but Doyle's superpowered accompaniment in trad-music settings is a marvel". Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers, Acoustic Guitar Magazine A chance to hear a renowned, truly world-class virtuoso in the intimate village hall setting of Drumnadrochit. BYOB. (Corkage donations to Hall Restoration Fund).

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Oli Brown Band

on Sat, 5 Sep 2015 at Pontypool Borough Blues Club 7:30pm

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Oli Brown Band

on Sat, 5 Sep 2015 at Pontypool Borough Blues Club 7:30pm

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Paul Millns Band (70th Birthday Celebration) + Guests

on Sat, 5 Sep 2015 at London Polish Jazz Cafe POSK 7:30pm

Including surprise star guest musicians

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Helter Skelter With Veeblefetzer And The Manigolds + Perkelt

on Sat, 5 Sep 2015 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

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Halsway Manor Concerts: Nyckelharpas At Halsway

on Sat, 5 Sep 2015 at Taunton Halsway Manor 7:30pm

For the fourth year, Halsway Manor will be filled with the haunting and mesmerising sounds of the Swedish Keyed fiddle. Featuring some of the world's best players of this unusual instrument this concert features Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Peter Hedlund and Didier Francois.

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Halsway Manor Concerts: Nyckelharpas At Halsway

on Sat, 5 Sep 2015 at Taunton Halsway Manor 7:30pm

For the fourth year, Halsway Manor will be filled with the haunting and mesmerising sounds of the Swedish Keyed fiddle. Featuring some of the world's best players of this unusual instrument this concert features Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, Peter Hedlund and Didier Francois.

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Laurence Jones

on Sun, 6 Sep 2015 at Worthing Pier Doors open 7pm Show starts 8pm

Laurence was the Young Artist of the Year," at the 2014 British Blues after the Blues community picked up on his guitar playing energy over the last few years All ready Laurence has 2 albums released with the 2nd recorded at the Legendary Dockside Studio in Louisiana where artists such as B.B King and Derek trucks have recorded. A catalogue of big names appear on the album including Walter Trout, Aynsley Lister, Yonrico Scott, Charlie Wooton and producer Mike Zito. Walter Trout invited the band to support them on his 2013 U.K tour "Laurence is a cross between Eric Clapton & Buddy Guy he is a genius" - "Walter Trout" Laurence Jones is 22 years old and is already making a big name for himself. "Laurence is like a young Robin Trower, exciting and full of energy" - BBC Radio 2 "Classic Rock - Blues Magazine" - Call him the "Future of the blues" and the "next big thing".. With 2nd album "Temptation" British band leader Laurence Jones has turned his hot-tip potential into fully formed brilliance, and officially graduated from boy wonder to main man. The future of British blues? On the strength of this album, don't bet against it Get ready to Rock Magazine a 5/5***** rating Laurence Jones is a wise musical head on young shoulders and 'Thunder in the Sky' is an excellent debut album, it's worth five stars. Classic Rock magazine quoted Laurence as "Blues Rocks youngest Talent" If you like a guitar do not miss this concert in an intimate atmospheric venue. When the doors open you can be at the front in the unreserved cabaret style seating.

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Buddy Mondlock

on Sun, 6 Sep 2015 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club 8:00pm

Born in Chicago, but now living in Nashville, Buddy Mondlock writes songs. He does it so well that some great songwriters have recorded his songs on their own albums. Guy Clark, Nanci Griffith, and Janis Ian, to name just a few. You mightʼve heard his song 'The Kid' (recorded by David Wilcox, Peter, Paul and Mary and Cry, Cry, Cry) andmaybe even sung it yourself around a campfire. He draws you into his world - where a single snowflake follows the trajectory of a relationship, where you get your pocket picked by a Roman cat, where you might swim over the edge of the world if youʼre not careful and where dreams that donʼt come true still count. His third album, 'Poetic Justice' (a big favourite here at TLR HQ!), brought him to wider attention in the UK; Bob Harris began playing the album and he toured here for the first time. More recently he's collaborated with the legendary Art Garfunkel, together with Maia Sharp, writing and recording the album Everything Waits to Be Noticed and touring all over America and Europe. Buddy's out touring solo again, showcasing the songs as only he can. His new album 'Memory Wall', funded entirely by his fans through a Kickstarter campaign is out now. 'As acclaimed as he is as a songwriter, he is a fine performer who can create his share of magic with his high clear voice and inventive acoustic guitar.' - David Johnson - Boston Globe 'Buddy Mondlock, a south suburban Chicago native, has written for singers from Garth Brooks to Joan Baez. Now he is finding his own spotlight.' - Dave Hoekstra - Chicago Sun Times 'Buddy Mondlock writes beautiful songs and plays the kind of guitar they deserve. He's a fine person and a fine artist.' - Townes Van Zandt 'Buddy Mondlock represents the best of the new generation of singer/songwriters in folk music. His writing style is grounded in the traditions of the past, but has its heart in the present. He is one of my favorite writers.' - Nanci Griffith

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O'hooley & Tidow's Summat's Brewin' Micro Tour

on Sun, 6 Sep 2015 at Northampton Albion Brewery Bar 7:30pm

Real Ale, Real Music, Real People. Join much-loved Yorkshire folk duo, Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow as they travel the land in Birgitte; their trusty old camper van, to play 30 micro gigs in 30 real ale venues. 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, one of MOJO's Top 10 Folk Albums of 2014 for groundbreaking album The Hum, and a nomination for 'Best Duo' in this year's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards; O'Hooley & Tidow are regarded as 'one of British folk's mightiest combinations' (Mojo) Known for their exquisite harmonies, sublime musicality and cheeky northern banter, the duo will perform a new show of contemporary and traditional drinking songs in celebration of real ale, real music and real people in really intimate venues. * * * * * The Guardian 'Brave, beautiful and full of love' Martin Simpson

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Andrew Combs Trio

on Sun, 6 Sep 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:30pm

Like a character in a dreary West Coast short story by Raymond Carver, Nashville songwriter Andrew Combs moves through a hazy modern world, trying to find the meaning in life on his sophomore album, 'All These Dreams'. While the album may adhere to this darker internal script, its musical inspiration comes from vintage 1970s production: California-tinged AM Gold; the Laurel Canyon tones of Jackson Browne and The Eagles; and Paul Simon's Muscle Shoals-laced R&B funk. All of it amounts to a huge step forward for Andrew who released his debut album, 'Worried Man', in 2012, which American Songwriter named one of the year's best, while Southern Living praised Combs for being well on his way to becoming a prominent voice in his genre. For the new album, Combs worked with producers Jordan Lehning and Skylar Wilson who recently co-produced Caitlin Rose's 'The Stand-In' and have worked with Justin Townes Earle and recorded the album in Nashville with many of his longtime musical collaborators, including lead guitarist Jeremy Fetzer and pedal steel guitarist Spencer Cullum Jr. (of the instrumental duo Steelism). Combs has been identified with a new crop of Nashville-based songwriters, who have also looked back to the '70s for songwriting inspiration. Combs is featured in the upcoming documentary Heartworn Highways Revisited, alongside Nashville-based songwriters like John McCauley, Jonny Fritz and Robert Ellis as well as one of his heroes, Guy Clark. Ultimately, All These Dreams finds Combs in a league of his own, wholly focused on perfecting his own songwriting and storytelling, and delivering it all in a rich musical style that's much more than the sum of its parts. BARNA HOWARD Barna's self-titled debut chronicled these moves as he struggled with the contrast between his small town upbringing and these big city wanderings. The album was met with critical acclaim and underground success, partly thanks to an opportunely placed song in the hit indie film, 'Drinking Buddies'. One critic even likened him to some Lost genius of the late 60's. The songs on Barna Howard's second album, 'Quite A Feelin', ruminate on his relationship with home. Now entrenched in Portland, Oregon, many of the album's tracks immortalize and reflect on the Eureka he once knew, while others focus on the relationships that define his new home out west. Small town life has long been celebrated in country and folk music, but Barna's knack for capturing his own deeply personal nostalgia resonates in a rarely universal way.

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Flossie Malavialle & Edwina Hayes In Concert

on Mon, 7 Sep 2015 at Etton The Processed Pea Doors open 6.30 for 8pm.

We are pleased and proud to welcome back two superb soloists in their own right - appearing for the second time at the Pea together, and alone, in concert. A mixture of contrasting styles and superb harmonies the evening promises a unique, exciting and moving experience.

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Ross Couper And Tom Oakes

on Mon, 7 Sep 2015 at London Green Note 7:00pm

Ross Couper and Tom Oakes are a fiddle and guitar duo deeply rooted in the traditions of Scotland and Ireland with a vital modernity that chronicles their many musical journeys so far. Ross' explosive fiddle playing lies at the heart the mighty Peatbog Faeries. Tom Oakes is a multi-award winning guitarist and flautist composer who was a founder member of the genre defying Auvo Quartet and now heads up his own 'Tom Oakes Experiment' highlighting Oakes as a flautist and composer. Ross and Tom have over the last five years have (amongst many other things!) played three sell out performances at Celtic Connections, toured Australia, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and the UK (Including Cambridge, Shetland and many more festivals) Played in front of 5000+ collaborating with Danish popstar Lukas Graham at Tonder festival. Appeared as the band on the BBC's 'Shetland' drama twice, on multiple TV broadcasts for BBC Alba and provided music for the latest advert by clothing giant Anthropologie. Expect their trademark, unrivalled energy and virtuosity interspersed with moments of spine tingling beauty and a warmth and humour that guarantees a smile on the face.

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Jon Amor & Joel Fisk

on Mon, 7 Sep 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Welcoming them back to the Haven Club to play their stripped back electro - acoustic set of their own songs plus some covers of other artist's songs they both admire, they are a pure delight with their music and laid back onstage banter. Jon is known as guitarist in the Hoax, also his own bands, Jon Amor Blues Band and Amor. Meanwhile Joel plays in Wolfpack alongside Tim Aves and is also known as a member of Hokie Joint and La Vendore Rogue. Together they are a perfect match, showing yet another facet to each of their musical journeys.

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Jon Amor & Joel Fisk

on Mon, 7 Sep 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Welcoming them back to the Haven Club to play their stripped back electro - acoustic set of their own songs plus some covers of other artist's songs they both admire, they are a pure delight with their music and laid back onstage banter. Jon is known as guitarist in the Hoax, also his own bands, Jon Amor Blues Band and Amor. Meanwhile Joel plays in Wolfpack alongside Tim Aves and is also known as a member of Hokie Joint and La Vendore Rogue. Together they are a perfect match, showing yet another facet to each of their musical journeys.

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Boo Hewerdine

on Wed, 9 Sep 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, See Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Frontman of '80s pop band The Bible and songwriter for Eddi Reader, kd lang, Paul Young and Natalie Imbruglia (amongst many others). An accomplished live performer with much heart and passion thrown into performance, Boo has released several albums as a solo performer. The latest, 'God Bless The Pretty Things' was released in 2009. He has made international collaborations and hit songs that stretch over two decades and many genres.

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Stephen Steinbrink + Julie Byrne

on Wed, 9 Sep 2015 at Brighton Brighton Arts Club 7:00pm

Dig That Treasure! presents Two of America's great young wanderers STEPHEN STEINBRINK and JULIE BYRNE will fly the Atlantic this September and embark on a co-headline tour around the UK following appearances at End Of The Road festival. STEPHEN STEINBRINK is a 27 year old songwriter and recording engineer born and raised in the arid desert of Arizona and currently floating around the western USA, dividing his time between the green spaces around Olympia, Washington and the concrete flats of Oakland, California. Having spent the better part of a decade touring North America and Europe in buses, vans, and trains, his wanderlust travels shaped his stunning breakthrough album Arranged Waves, released last year on Melodic. Truly engaged with the unintelligible and absurd, Steinbrink is more cultural observer than 21st century busker with his intelligently cool left-of-centre approach to a sincere melody, using pop tropes to convey something deeper. At the same time, it's his lyrics that mark Steinbrink out as a true punk troubadour trying to how to figure out how to be a person in the world. 24 year old JULIE BYRNE has counted Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Northampton, Massachusetts, Chicago, Illinois, Seattle, New Orleans and New York as her home in recent years and spent the majority of the last two years on the road. It's these travels and new places that inspire and influence her most, giving us a glimpse inside her own quietly mystical world and her unique slant on the one the rest of us happen to inhabit. Her debut long player 'Rooms With Walls and Windows', released last year on Orindal is a true modern-day word of mouth success and was voted number 7 in Mojo's best albums of 2014. It's a stunning set of front porch psych-folk that unknowingly recalled the greats - Vasthi Bunyan, Linda Perhacs, Karen Dalton - but very much for our time. For all her otherworldliness, there is a realism too to Byrne, she is street smart and more punk in spirit than searching for the hippie ideal. BRIGHTON ARTS CLUB 43 Providence Place Brighton BN1 4GE

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O'hooley & Tidow Summat's Brewin' Micro Tour

on Wed, 9 Sep 2015 at Waunfawr Snowdonia Parc 7:00am

Join much-loved Yorkshire folk duo, Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow as they travel the land in Birgitte; their trusty old camper van, to play 30 micro gigs in 30 real ale venues. Following on from their brilliant show at Menai Bridge Byd Mawr and Owen's gigs have invited the duo back to North Wales to sing songs and sup ale in the intimate surroundings of the Snowdonia Parc in Waunfawr Support act will be local folk guitarist and singer Paul Green 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, one of Mojo's Top 10 Folk Albums of 2014 for groundbreaking album The Hum, and a nomination for 'Best Duo' in this year's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards; O'Hooley & Tidow are regarded as 'one of British folk's mightiest combinations' (Mojo) Known for their exquisite harmonies, sublime musicality and cheeky northern banter, the duo will perform a new show of contemporary and traditional drinking songs in celebration of real ale, real music and real people in really intimate venues. * * * * * The Guardian' Brave, beautiful and full of love' Martin Simpson

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Flamenco Express @ The Proud Archivist

on Wed, 9 Sep 2015 at London The Proud Archivist Gallery 8:00pm

Flamenco is music, sex and history all rolled into one. The fiercest expression of the human spirit ever devised. An unscripted, living, onstage conversation between dancer and musicians. Flamenco Express merely presents the purest flamenco, from the finest artists. Every night is special. From Cañada Rosal in Ecíja, Antonio el Pola is famous for his extensive knowledge of flamenco history, his musical ability and his dedication to the "pure" art form. By 10, he was playing performing professionally. Now a formidable artist in constant international demand. Creator of "Tierra de Esperanza" in 2003, with Antonio Moya on guitar. Commissioned by the Universidad Pablo de Olavide de Sevilla to tour Andalucía with Ines Bacan and Gaspar de Utrera. Since then touring extensively and working with Juan del Gastor in Sevilla; at Corral de la Morería, Cardamomo; and at other top Madrid tablaos. 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. Chris Clavo A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen years old and later studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express as well as touring with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim. Jesus Olmedo At 15 years old, Jesus danced in the award-winning film El otro barrio. Graduated in 2003 from the Madrid Conservatoire. In the same year he joined Juanma as principal male sololist, performing the premier of De raizwith the Madrid Symphony Orquestra at the Teatro Real in 2004. 2005 Award winner at the Teatro Albeniz in Madrid. From 2006 to 2008 Jesus toured Spain with guitarist Alejandro Torres, before moving to Ibiza and forming the group Querenciawhich performed to public and critical acclaim. In 2009 Jesus arrived in London, where he is now performing in many venues, and teaching flamenco dance. 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

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Flamenco Express @ The Proud Archivist

on Wed, 9 Sep 2015 at London The Proud Archivist Gallery 8:00pm

Flamenco is music, sex and history all rolled into one. The fiercest expression of the human spirit ever devised. An unscripted, living, onstage conversation between dancer and musicians. Flamenco Express merely presents the purest flamenco, from the finest artists. Every night is special. From Cañada Rosal in Ecíja, Antonio el Pola is famous for his extensive knowledge of flamenco history, his musical ability and his dedication to the "pure" art form. By 10, he was playing performing professionally. Now a formidable artist in constant international demand. Creator of "Tierra de Esperanza" in 2003, with Antonio Moya on guitar. Commissioned by the Universidad Pablo de Olavide de Sevilla to tour Andalucía with Ines Bacan and Gaspar de Utrera. Since then touring extensively and working with Juan del Gastor in Sevilla; at Corral de la Morería, Cardamomo; and at other top Madrid tablaos. 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. Chris Clavo A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen years old and later studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express as well as touring with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim. Jesus Olmedo At 15 years old, Jesus danced in the award-winning film El otro barrio. Graduated in 2003 from the Madrid Conservatoire. In the same year he joined Juanma as principal male sololist, performing the premier of De raizwith the Madrid Symphony Orquestra at the Teatro Real in 2004. 2005 Award winner at the Teatro Albeniz in Madrid. From 2006 to 2008 Jesus toured Spain with guitarist Alejandro Torres, before moving to Ibiza and forming the group Querenciawhich performed to public and critical acclaim. In 2009 Jesus arrived in London, where he is now performing in many venues, and teaching flamenco dance. 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

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Jessica Pratt

on Wed, 9 Sep 2015 at Leeds Brudenell Social Club 7:30pm

In a matter of months since Jessica Pratt released her Drag City debut, On Your Own Love Again, the world has caught on to, and is decidedly enamoured by, the inimitable songs and sounds this guitar-playing and singing songbird has created. On Your Own Love Again is an enchanting and involving listen arresting from first strum and demanding of repeated listens. And with the audience demand-o-meter banging in the red following a most successful spring European tour, we're pleased to announce that Pratt is coming back, baby! If the equilibrium brought on by the forthcoming summer solstice isn't enough to centre your mind and body, all those in the UK and Scandinavia can rest even easier knowing that Jessica's beguiling voice and harmonious guitar pleasantry will be visited upon them once again, beginning at the end of August and into September! 'A timeless, deep wonder the melodic charms are epic, the lyrical insights about romantic disappointment universal. It's like finding a lost masterpiece, but carved from today's margins' Q Magazine 'Folksy songs that tape hiss an all are marginally out of time. They sit neatly alongside Sandy Denny, Nick Drake, Nico's Chelsea Girl and Angel Olsen; ethereally beautiful with a dark undercurrent but no one sounds quite like this' the Guardian

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Session A9

on Wed, 9 Sep 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Session A9 are delighted to be able to include a performance at the Universal Hall in their one and only tour of 2015! As previous winners of Best Live Act at the Scottish Traditional Music Awards you are guaranteed an evening of outstanding musicianship and entertainment. (The band have been hailed by Dougie MacLean as "the Best band to come out of Scotland in 100 years!") Session A9 is comprised of members of Capercaillie, Treacherous Orchestra, Fiddlers Bid and many others seasoned players, all brilliant, seamlessly blending their talents.

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Session A9

on Wed, 9 Sep 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Session A9 are delighted to be able to include a performance at the Universal Hall in their one and only tour of 2015! As previous winners of Best Live Act at the Scottish Traditional Music Awards you are guaranteed an evening of outstanding musicianship and entertainment. (The band have been hailed by Dougie MacLean as "the Best band to come out of Scotland in 100 years!") Session A9 is comprised of members of Capercaillie, Treacherous Orchestra, Fiddlers Bid and many others seasoned players, all brilliant, seamlessly blending their talents.

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Session A9

on Wed, 9 Sep 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Session A9 are delighted to be able to include a performance at the Universal Hall in their one and only tour of 2015! As previous winners of Best Live Act at the Scottish Traditional Music Awards you are guaranteed an evening of outstanding musicianship and entertainment. (The band have been hailed by Dougie MacLean as "the Best band to come out of Scotland in 100 years!") Session A9 is comprised of members of Capercaillie, Treacherous Orchestra, Fiddlers Bid and many others seasoned players, all brilliant, seamlessly blending their talents.

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The Delines

on Thu, 10 Sep 2015 at Newport Le Pub 8pm

Taking time out in 2012 from his other band, Richmond Fontaine, to focus on his successful writing career, Willy Vlautin also found time to write new material that was inspired by the voice of Austin-based singer Amy Boone. Bringing on board fellow RF member Sean Oldham on drums, The Decemberists' Jenny Conlee on keys, and Tucker Jackson on pedal steel, Vlautin created The Delines around Boone's tough but haunting and vulnerable vocal style. The group headed to Portland, Oregon with producer John Askew (Laura Veirs, Neko Case) to record what would become the band's debut album, Colfax. Released at the beginning of 2014, the album brought together Vlautin's much-lauded tales of struggling characters from the American backwaters, with Boone's incredibly emotive vocals.

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Michelle Stodart (the Magic Numbers, Solo) & The Goat Roper Rodeo Band, Double Headliner

on Thu, 10 Sep 2015 at Lewes The Con Club Doors 7.30pm

Union at the Con Club proud to present a double headline night with the beautiful Michelle Stodart (from The Magic Numbers) and The Goat Roper Rodeo Band. The Goat Ropers have bonded close friends with the Magic Numbers after supporting them on their national tour last year. This promises to be a lovely evening of song and great upbeat old time acoustic country blues!

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Michelle Stodart (the Magic Numbers, Solo) & The Goat Roper Rodeo Band, Double Headliner

on Thu, 10 Sep 2015 at Lewes The Con Club Doors 7.30pm

Union at the Con Club proud to present a double headline night with the beautiful Michelle Stodart (from The Magic Numbers) and The Goat Roper Rodeo Band. The Goat Ropers have bonded close friends with the Magic Numbers after supporting them on their national tour last year. This promises to be a lovely evening of song and great upbeat old time acoustic country blues!

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Dave Burland

on Thu, 10 Sep 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

Fans of this folk legend include June Tabor, Richard Thompson, Martin Simpson and Nic Jones, who says he is a uniquely calm, gentle and clever singer who makes you feel it's so amazingly simple. Underpinned by seemingly effortless guitar playing and presented with a deliciously playful sense of humour, Dave's comparatively rare public performances are truly to be savoured.

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Dave Burland

on Thu, 10 Sep 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

Fans of this folk legend include June Tabor, Richard Thompson, Martin Simpson and Nic Jones, who says he is a uniquely calm, gentle and clever singer who makes you feel it's so amazingly simple. Underpinned by seemingly effortless guitar playing and presented with a deliciously playful sense of humour, Dave's comparatively rare public performances are truly to be savoured.

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O'hooley & Tidow's Summat's Brewin' Micro Tour

on Thu, 10 Sep 2015 at Huddersfield The Sportsman 7:30pm

Real Ale, Real Music, Real People. Join much-loved Yorkshire folk duo, Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow as they travel the land in Birgitte; their trusty old camper van, to play 30 micro gigs in 30 real ale venues. 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, one of MOJO's Top 10 Folk Albums of 2014 for groundbreaking album The Hum, and a nomination for 'Best Duo' in this year's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards; O'Hooley & Tidow are regarded as 'one of British folk's mightiest combinations' (Mojo) Known for their exquisite harmonies, sublime musicality and cheeky northern banter, the duo will perform a new show of contemporary and traditional drinking songs in celebration of real ale, real music and real people in really intimate venues. * * * * * The Guardian 'Brave, beautiful and full of love' Martin Simpson

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Before The Gold Rush @ The Haberdashery

on Thu, 10 Sep 2015 at London The Haberdashery 7:15pm

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

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Before The Gold Rush @ The Haberdashery

on Thu, 10 Sep 2015 at London The Haberdashery 7:15pm

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

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Martin Simpson

on Fri, 11 Sep 2015 at Kirton in Lindsey Town Hall Doors at 7.00 pm

Widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world, Scunthorpe born Martin Simpson's interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces in storytelling. His solo shows are intense, eclectic, spellbinding and deeply moving. He lived in the south of America for 15 years and there is no one who has more successfully combined the diverse elements of British and American music than Simpson. Whether playing American old time music, blues, a Dylan song or is own material, Martin is unpredictable, individual and a guitarist of immense subtlety. Such is his standing he has been nominated an astounding 31 times in 15 years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards - more than any other performer - with 12 nominations for Musician Of The Year, which he has won twice.

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Barbara Dickson With Nick Holland

on Fri, 11 Sep 2015 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre Show Starts 8.00pm

A rare opportunity to join Barbara Dickson in the intimate surroundings of The Plough Arts Centre.

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Grainne Holland

on Fri, 11 Sep 2015 at Belfast Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich 8pm

Seoladh albaim nua ó Ghráinne Holland, ard fhonnadóir Bhéal Feirste, agus an chéad cheann de shraith choirmeacha cheoil le mná - Ceol na mBan. The first in a series of concerts celebrating the music of women - Ceol na mBan - features Gráinne Holland who will also launch her new album at the concert

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Miriam Erasmus

on Fri, 11 Sep 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 8:00pm

Miriam Erasmus formerly Backhouse.. now living in South Africa was a regular around British Folk Clubs over many years.

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Miriam Erasmus

on Fri, 11 Sep 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 8:00pm

Miriam Erasmus formerly Backhouse.. now living in South Africa was a regular around British Folk Clubs over many years.

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Paper Aeroplanes

on Fri, 11 Sep 2015 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

http://www.paperaeroplanesmusic.com/ https://soundcloud.com/anisandwith Paper Aeroplanes specialise in an intoxicating brand of Alt folk. Singer Sarah Howells has one of those voices that is impossible to ignore, a soaring yet fragile instrument of the finest kind; and their heartfelt lyrics and gorgeous melodies are guaranteed to bring a tear to your eye and sooth your troubled soul. The 2013 album Little Letters (Navigator Records) was released to a barrage of acclaim from critics and fans alike, and saw the Welsh band embark on an epic series of dates across Europe, selling out many iconic venues including London's Union Chapel, Hamburg's Prinzenbar and Whelan's in Dublin. Our music is about human connection, says Sarah Howells of Paper Aeroplanes. Not surprisingly the story of Paper Aeroplanes is as heartwarming and poignant as one of their songs. Vocalist Howells suffered a great personal loss, leading to her meeting guitarist Richard Llewellyn and their subsequent realisation that they were meant to make music together. Sarah grew up in Milford Haven, a small industrial town in Pembrokeshire, and Richard hails from Tresaith, a picturesque coastal village on Cardigan Bay. At the age of 13, Sarah began composing songs, realising quickly that music was the career path she would take. Later in her teens, her band, Jylt, were on the verge of national success when bass player and best friend, Nia George was diagnosed with leukaemia, from which she tragically passed away at just 21. Following a period of soul searching, Sarah felt compelled to continue writing and singing. She joined forces with Richard, who she had met through a mutual, musical friend. In 2006, they formed Halflight, quickly catching the attention of the Welsh gig-going public and media. Radio Wales have been supporters ever since helping cement the duo's ever-increasing reputation in their home country. Following a subtle rebrand and name change in 2009, Paper Aeroplanes began to spread their wings (never ignore the obvious puns), playing hundreds of shows across the UK and Europe; receiving radio play from the likes of Steve Lamacq, Dermot O'Leary, Cerys Matthews, Tom Robinson, Lauren Laverne and Bob Harris; and having their music used on national TV (BBC drama Lip Service, Sky Sports Champions League final, Irish No Smoking campaign etc). PA have spent much of the last year writing and recording in Cardiff with the help of producer Mason Neely (Cerys Matthews, Sufjan Stevens, Lambchop, Colorama). Guessing Game, the first single from the new batch of songs, added more rhythmic and electronic elements to the band's trademark acoustic sound, bringing to mind the likes of Lykke Li, Florence and Feist. The new album (released March 2015) continues this theme a varied and thrilling collection of songs to augment their already stunning live set. Tickets £15 in advance or £17 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette and People's Bookshop, Durham (Please check opening times) Contact mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com for further information. Mix of seating (V. LIMITED), on a first come first served basis and standing. Doors Strictly 7pm. Support - Ani Sandwith - around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. If you have a disability or have any special needs please contact me prior to the gig to discuss. We try to be very inclusive. We have an drinks licence. Real & Craft Ales, Lagers, Wines. Ciders and Spirits will be served along with Ouseburn Coffee Company Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and of course posh soft drinks. Facebook - Launderette Sessions Twitter - @LaunderetteSess Instagram - Launderette_Sessions Trip Advisor Events at Old Cinema Launderette (Durham)

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Greg Russell And Ciaran Algar

on Fri, 11 Sep 2015 at Chesterfield Library Theatre 7:00pm

Twice BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners and nominees this year come to Chesterfield! Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar met in 2011. Soon after the joining of the pair, they were signed to Fellside Records and in July 2012 released their debut album, The Queen's Lover Concert starts 7:30

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O'hooley & Tidow's Summat's Brewin' Micro Tour

on Fri, 11 Sep 2015 at Newcastle Cumberland Arms (Byker) 7:30pm

Real Ale, Real Music, Real People. Join much-loved Yorkshire folk duo, Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow as they travel the land in Birgitte; their trusty old camper van, to play 30 micro gigs in 30 real ale venues. 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, one of MOJO's Top 10 Folk Albums of 2014 for groundbreaking album The Hum, and a nomination for 'Best Duo' in this year's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards; O'Hooley & Tidow are regarded as 'one of British folk's mightiest combinations' (Mojo) Known for their exquisite harmonies, sublime musicality and cheeky northern banter, the duo will perform a new show of contemporary and traditional drinking songs in celebration of real ale, real music and real people in really intimate venues. * * * * * The Guardian 'Brave, beautiful and full of love' Martin Simpson

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Blas Festival: The Alan Kelly Gang With Special Guests Eddi Reader & John Douglas

on Fri, 11 Sep 2015 at Strathpeffer The Pavilion 7:00pm

The BLAS FESTIVAL returns to the Pavilion this year with an exciting mix of performers. "The Alan Kelly Gang with special guests Eddi Reader & John Douglas" Powerful, emotive and critically acclaimed traditional Irish band, Alan Kelly Gang reunite with Scotland's mesmerizing songstress, Eddi Reader (of Fairground Attraction fame) and Trashcan Sinatra's guitarist and songwriter, John Douglas, performing spellbinding, all new material as they release their new album The Last Bell. "Margaret Stewart with Ingrid Henderson and Angus Nicolson" Gaelic singer Margaret Stewart, from Lewis, brings together a dyanamic trio with two renowned Highland musicians; piper Angus Nicolson from Skye and harpist Ingrid Henderson from Lochaber. They all have their individual reputations as being amongst the finest exponents of Gaelic music and song in Scotland today.

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Blas Festival: The Alan Kelly Gang With Special Guests Eddi Reader & John Douglas

on Fri, 11 Sep 2015 at Strathpeffer The Pavilion 7:00pm

The BLAS FESTIVAL returns to the Pavilion this year with an exciting mix of performers. "The Alan Kelly Gang with special guests Eddi Reader & John Douglas" Powerful, emotive and critically acclaimed traditional Irish band, Alan Kelly Gang reunite with Scotland's mesmerizing songstress, Eddi Reader (of Fairground Attraction fame) and Trashcan Sinatra's guitarist and songwriter, John Douglas, performing spellbinding, all new material as they release their new album The Last Bell. "Margaret Stewart with Ingrid Henderson and Angus Nicolson" Gaelic singer Margaret Stewart, from Lewis, brings together a dyanamic trio with two renowned Highland musicians; piper Angus Nicolson from Skye and harpist Ingrid Henderson from Lochaber. They all have their individual reputations as being amongst the finest exponents of Gaelic music and song in Scotland today.

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Stephen Steinbrink + Julie Byrne

on Fri, 11 Sep 2015 at Salford The Eagle Inn 7:30pm

Two of America's great young wanderers, Stephen Steinbrink and Julie Byrne, will fly the Atlantic this September and embark on a co-headline tour around the UK, following appearances at the End Of The Road festival. Stephen Steinbrink is a 27-year-old songwriter and recording engineer born and raised in the arid desert of Arizona and currently floating around the western USA, dividing his time between the green spaces around Olympia, Washington and the concrete flats of Oakland, California. Having spent the better part of a decade touring North America and Europe in buses, vans, and trains, his wanderlust travels shaped his stunning breakthrough album Arranged Waves, released last year on Melodic (Malcolm Middleton, Dark Dark Dark). Truly engaged with the unintelligible and absurd, Steinbrink is more cultural observer than 21st Century busker with his intelligently cool left-of-centre approach to a sincere melody, using pop tropes to convey something deeper. At the same time, it's his lyrics that mark Steinbrink out as a true punk troubadour trying to how to figure out how to be a person in the world. Julie Byrne has counted Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Northampton, Massachusetts, Chicago, Illinois, Seattle, New Orleans and New York as her home in recent years and spent the majority of the last two years on the road. It's these travels and new places that inspire and influence her most, giving us a glimpse inside her own quietly mystical world and her unique slant on the one the rest of us happen to inhabit. Her debut long player Rooms With Walls and Windows, released last year on Orindal (Advance Base, Casiotone For The Painfully Alone), is a true modern-day word of mouth success and was voted number 7 in Mojo's best albums of the year and Huffington Post called it '2014's Great American Album'. It's a stunning set of front porch psych-folk that unknowingly recalled the greats - Vasthi Bunyan, Linda Perhacs, Karen Dalton - but very much for our time. For all her otherworldliness, there is a realism too to Byrne, she is street smart and more punk in spirit than searching for the hippie ideal. The Eagle Inn is an excellent traditional pub from the team behind the Castle Hotel, the Parlour and Gullivers. It's just off Trinity Way, an eight-minute walk from Manchester Cathedral on Deansgate.

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Yapa

on Fri, 11 Sep 2015 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 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Three guitars, percussion and the world to explore... Acoustic travel books, Sweet grooves and Ethno-Jazz from Paris, France. Percussionist Xavier Hamon and three guitarists Simon Chenet, Fabrice Bourguignat and Christophe Combet are touring around the world writing their musical travel book. First album, Can I Talk to You ? (2007) was recorded live during a Balkan tour (Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia). Second one : Pariwaga (2010), was taped in Africa after the band was invited to play on the Ouagadougou Jazz Festival (Burkina Faso) and at the Algiers Jazz Festival (Algeria). Their latest album, WagaMumbaï (2013), followed an Indian journey of 12 concerts and was recorded in Mumbai (India). YAPA are now composing music for their next album. Inspiration is coming from two islands they've been touring : Tahiti in Polynesia (they were invited to Tahiti Guitar Festival) and England, as they've played London various times over the past few years. http://www.yapa.fr

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Stackridge

on Sat, 12 Sep 2015 at Southampton The Talking Heads Doors at 7.30pm

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Boo Hewerdine

on Sat, 12 Sep 2015 at Guildford Boileroom 7.30pm

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London Folk Festival - Early Bird Tickets

on Sat, 12 Sep 2015 at London Cecil Sharp House Doors Open 12:00pm, Live Music Starts 12:30pm

The London Folk Festival is an all day event celebrating the very best that the British Folk Scene has to offer. Building on the success of last year's London Folk Fayre, the event promises again to be a day to remember, featuring award-winning local and national acts well established on the folk and acoustic scene, as well as workshops, singarounds and more. Our Festival is held at Cecil Sharp House, the London home of English Folk Music, just a few minutes walk away from Camden Town. Cecil Sharp House is family-friendly and accessible, and has an onsite cafe and real ale bar. For this year's event we have a fantastic lineup featuring the best of the national and local folk scene, including several award winning artists. Confirmed artists include Blackbeards Tea Party, Gadarene, Stick in the Wheel, Threepenny Bit, Coach House Company, Ewan McLennan and more

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Reg Meuross

on Sat, 12 Sep 2015 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre Show Starts 8.15pm

Reg's clever and imaginative lyrics led Mike Harding to introduce him onto the stage of The Royal Albert Hall as one of the finest singer-songwriters this country has produced. He will be accompanied by special guest Jess Vincent. Intelligent and thought-provoking songs, beautifully made and skillfully delivered The Times In The Gallery

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Robin And Bina Williamson

on Sat, 12 Sep 2015 at Caerleon Llanhennock Village Hall 7.30 for 8pm

Welcome return of this talented couple. Wonderful multi-instrumentalists and vocalists promising an entertaining evening.

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The Rosellys

on Sat, 12 Sep 2015 at Newport Le Pub 8:00pm

"From genial acoustic country to contemporary bluegrass to thoughtful balladry and cajun, The Rosellys play music that's best described as Americana good 'n' true" (Folk n Roots) The Rosellys are a five piece Americana band from Bristol. Regular tours to America clearly influence their song writing and live performances with close comparisons made to artists such as Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings to name a few.

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Rainbow Girls

on Sat, 12 Sep 2015 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. -------- Rainbow Girls is a group of female musicians who write and perform original material with roots in folk, americana, gypsy, funk, soul, and rock n'roll. In addition to their soaring harmonies, these ladies switch back and forth amongst a multitude of instruments including, but not limited to: acoustic and electric guitar, accordion, harmonica, banjolele, bass, keys, ukelele, kazoo, djembe, and drum kit. Born in an underground open mic night, they began as an acoustic act, busking around the farmers markets of Santa Barbara before hitting the streets of Europe for a summer of couch surfing, busking, and traveling by the skin of their teeth. Since their return, they have evolved into an electric stomp-folk band complete with drums, bass, and a slew of original music. In May 2013 they released their debut album, "The Sound of Light," and have taken it to Europe, the UK, and the western half of the US. Since the end of their 2014 tour dates, they have been holed up in their new home north of San Francisco recording their newest album, Perceptronium, released June 2015. http://www.rainbowgirlsmusic.com

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Winter Wilson "cutting Free" Tour

on Sun, 13 Sep 2015 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

2014 saw Winter Wilson make a real impact upon the UK folk scene. Following two years of intensive touring, their live performances had gone from strength to strength, developing superb stage presence and the ability really to engage with audiences, from festival main stage to intimate house concert. Then their latest album Cutting Free was featured as one of Ten Fine Albums by Martin Chilton of the Daily Telegraph. Martin's was just one of many excellent reviews, helping to raise Winter Wilson's profile yet further, and leading to a full diary for 2015 with a steady flow of bookings already coming in for 2016. Described by John Tams (Sharpe, Warhorse, National Theatre) as a magnificent songwriter, Dave Wilson is now recognised as one of the best on the English acoustic scene. In addition to covers by some of folk's greats, his songs are now regularly sung in folk clubs across the country by everyone from floor singers and groups to choirs. He's also a mean guitar player with a relaxed easy singing style. Kip Winter's voice is simply one of the best in the business, delivering power and emotion in equal measure (described by one promoter as from melting to belting). In the past she has sung everything from jazz to opera, but is at her best and happiest when singing folk and blues. She also plays flute, piano accordion and occasional guitar. Whether performing in concert venue or folk club, this duo provides contemporary acoustic folk music at its very best, and always with a smile. Put these two together and you get great songs, stunning harmonies and much laughter - a performance guaranteed to deliver superb entertainment! www.winterwilson.com

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From Canada: Betty And The Boy

on Sun, 13 Sep 2015 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors 7pm, Show 8pm

Commentators who like to keep things neatly slotted into place have struggled with Betty and The Boy, precisely because they defy simple categorisation. Though the quintet's string-laden melodies occasionally anchor them in the territories of folk, bluegrass, or minim­ali­st rock, they're more at home in the cracks in-between. It's from these quirky, deeper, sometimes darker places that Betty Jaeger's voice reaches up, takes you by the hand, and sweeps you along on an entrancing musical journey. Hailing from Kalispell, Montana, her lyrics play with imagery from nature and are almost fairy tale in style with ever so delicate presentation. The journey all started in Montana when Betty met Josh Harvey (from Portland, Oregon) a few years back and they started to collaborate. Josh is a multi-instrumentalist, has a writing style that is entirely at home alongside his musical partner and was the reason for the band's name which emerged when they began to play together as a duo. Now based out of Eugene, Oregon, the band that grew around them like an all-embracing vine, features violinist Michelle Whitlock who likes to play her instrument in a lower register to add an intriguing layer or color; classically-trained cellist Nanci McDonald who also plays ukulele and guitar, and Jon Conlon on bass, a deft hand in the studio from working on the garage rock and punk scene. He gets the credit for capturing tracks that have won them most attention from their stunning 7-track EP, Good Luck, such as Moth To A Light, Good Luck, and Babel. 'Their first full length album, The Wreckage even has a decidedly old-school methodology behind it. as the old and new worlds collide, musical forms get deliciously twisted into something highly original and thoroughly enjoyable.' Simon Holland, Folk Radio UK 'There's something ancient and modern about Betty and the Boy kinda Elizabethan and Americana too.' Frank Hennessy, BBC Radio 'Most interestingly, it instantly grabs hold of your brain and doesn't let go to the point that you're still humming the tune hours later.' Rob Fearnley, Fatea Magazine, UK

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Dave Kelly & Maggie Bell

on Sun, 13 Sep 2015 at Ashill The Barn at Square and Compass Doors 8pm Start 9pm

En Suite accom available plus camping or park your campervan in the field next to the venue - phone 01823 480467 first for details and booking. SEATING CANNOT BE GUARANTEED - FIRST COME ETC... NO REFUNDS UNLESS SHOW CANCELLED.

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John Doyle

on Sun, 13 Sep 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe Doors 7.30pm

Born in Dublin, John Doyle is a Grammy nominee, has performed for President Obama at the White House, and has been lauded with every accolade imaginable in Irish music. He is not only a fine singer but more importantly, an imaginative and original songwriter who really grabs audiences with his ability to tell a story through song. Coupled with his high standing as one of the best acoustic guitarists around, this makes for a memorable evening's music. He is world-renowned for his work as founding member of the groundbreaking Irish/American band Solas; in partnerships with musicians such as Tim O'Brien, Andy Irvine, Bruce Molsky, Liz Carroll, Kate Rusby, Mike McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle; Heidi Talbot; Kris Drever; Karen Matheson; his exciting yearly contributions to the Transatlantic Sessions at Celtic Connections and through his own critically acclaimed solo recordings on Compass Records. 'Doyle on guitar has risen to a level occupied by him alone. No one in Irish traditional music is a better guitarist than him right now. In addition, his vocal delivery and his songwriting have never been more impressive . What are they putting in the potable water in County Sligo, where John now resides, that has made him so mind-vaultingly good?' Wall Street Journal

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Kirsty Bromley Band - Liverpool Nordic Church

on Sun, 13 Sep 2015 at Liverpool Nordic Church and Cultural Centre Doors at 7.00pm starts at 7.30pm

Kirsty is a young contemporary folk singer based in Sheffield who draws upon a wide range of traditional music. She has a most disarmingly transparent voice, but also the uncanny and beautiful knack of drawing attention to the song rather than the messenger, by the manner in which she employs it. Her Debut Album 'Time Ashore' features original songs as well as carefully curated folk gems. https://youtu.be/Dl-osjLSreA She will be joined by Philippe Barnes, Simon Dumpleton & Special Guests "Kirsty Bromley is a singer of songs of social justice, traditional songs and songs from the heart. Her voice is effortless yet stirring, at times ethereal but always earthy and with strong roots. Musical and beguiling." Nancy Kerr For more tour dates: https://www.facebook.com/events/1623402787902282/ Jess Vincent: Jess Vincent is a singer/songwriter from Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire and the owner of a highly distinctive and mature voice and song writing talent. Often compared to Kate Bush, and Iris Dement, she has three albums, Timeframe, Seesaw Dreams and her latest release Shine, she is actively gigging and promoting these across the UK. PLaying guitar, Uke and Shruti Box.

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The Fos Brothers

on Sun, 13 Sep 2015 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

The FOS Brothers are Dave and Sam McCrory from East Belfast, N.Ireland, now based in Dorset. Together they create a unique soundscape of acoustic music heavily influenced by their Irish roots. They have been performing for over 15 years at Festivals, Arts Centres..... all sorts of venues in the UK and abroad. Sam McRory inhabits the dark streets and landscapes of the brothers' traditional songs, while Dave's songwriting is no-nonsense social and emotional commentry. Their choice of cover versions is eclectic. TwickFolk's John Hocking first encountered them at Glastonbury Festival, drawn to their folk re-working of Frank Zappa's The Torture Never Stops. They became a fixed part of his annual Glastonbury schedule, and the CD "Without Reason" is a favourite in the household. "A stirring fusion of original and traditional songs on hypnotic acoustic guitars to 21st century dance grooves." Steve Knightley, Show of Hands "The FOS brothers have played on our stage at Glastonbury every year for the last 10 years and still pack the house with their superb musicianship and sublime vocals." Andy Hope, Croissant Neuf, Glastonbury Festival

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Kirsty Bromley Band - Crookes Social Club

on Mon, 14 Sep 2015 at Crookes Social Club;;'; 7:00pm

Kirsty is a young contemporary folk singer based in Sheffield who draws upon a wide range of traditional music. She has a most disarmingly transparent voice, but also the uncanny and beautiful knack of drawing attention to the song rather than the messenger, by the manner in which she employs it. Her Debut Album 'Time Ashore' features original songs as well as carefully curated folk gems. https://youtu.be/Dl-osjLSreA She will be joined by Philippe Barnes, Simon Dumpleton & Special Guests "Kirsty Bromley is a singer of songs of social justice, traditional songs and songs from the heart. Her voice is effortless yet stirring, at times ethereal but always earthy and with strong roots. Musical and beguiling." Nancy Kerr For more tour dates: https://www.facebook.com/events/1623402787902282/ Jess Vincent: Jess Vincent is a singer/songwriter from Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire and the owner of a highly distinctive and mature voice and song writing talent. Often compared to Kate Bush, and Iris Dement, she has three albums, Timeframe, Seesaw Dreams and her latest release Shine, she is actively gigging and promoting these across the UK. PLaying guitar, Uke and Shruti Box.

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Marcus Malone

on Mon, 14 Sep 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Detroit-born Malone has been making quite an impact on the European concert and festival circuit during the past few years and this earthy performer's sixth album 'Stand or Fall' is a gem of the highest order, boasting some compelling original material delivered by a finely honed band steeped in the spirit of blues. The singer-guitarist's vocals are reminiscent of Paul Rodgers on tracks such as Living The Blues and Under Pressure but he's a major talent in his own right too. Think Bad Company crossed with Little Feat!

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Marcus Malone

on Mon, 14 Sep 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Detroit-born Malone has been making quite an impact on the European concert and festival circuit during the past few years and this earthy performer's sixth album 'Stand or Fall' is a gem of the highest order, boasting some compelling original material delivered by a finely honed band steeped in the spirit of blues. The singer-guitarist's vocals are reminiscent of Paul Rodgers on tracks such as Living The Blues and Under Pressure but he's a major talent in his own right too. Think Bad Company crossed with Little Feat!

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John Doyle

on Tue, 15 Sep 2015 at Manchester Chorlton Irish Club 7:30pm

John Doyle's gifts as guitarist and vocalist have played an essential role in the ongoing renaissance of Irish traditional music. Now living in the states, John was the recent musical director for Joan Baez and toured with her for 2 years. One half of the stellar duo Liz Carroll and John Doyle, he is also a founding member of the internationally acclaimed Irish group Solas.

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John Doyle

on Tue, 15 Sep 2015 at Manchester Chorlton Irish Club 7:30pm

John Doyle's gifts as guitarist and vocalist have played an essential role in the ongoing renaissance of Irish traditional music. Now living in the states, John was the recent musical director for Joan Baez and toured with her for 2 years. One half of the stellar duo Liz Carroll and John Doyle, he is also a founding member of the internationally acclaimed Irish group Solas.

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Kirsty Bromley Band - London

on Tue, 15 Sep 2015 at London Cecil Sharp House 7:00pm

Kirsty is a young contemporary folk singer based in Sheffield who draws upon a wide range of traditional music. She has a most disarmingly transparent voice, but also the uncanny and beautiful knack of drawing attention to the song rather than the messenger, by the manner in which she employs it. Her Debut Album 'Time Ashore' features original songs as well as carefully curated folk gems. https://youtu.be/Dl-osjLSreA She will be joined by Philippe Barnes, Simon Dumpleton & Special Guests "Kirsty Bromley is a singer of songs of social justice, traditional songs and songs from the heart. Her voice is effortless yet stirring, at times ethereal but always earthy and with strong roots. Musical and beguiling." Nancy Kerr For more tour dates: https://www.facebook.com/events/1623402787902282/ Jess Vincent: Jess Vincent is a singer/songwriter from Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire and the owner of a highly distinctive and mature voice and song writing talent. Often compared to Kate Bush, and Iris Dement, she has three albums, Timeframe, Seesaw Dreams and her latest release Shine, she is actively gigging and promoting these across the UK. PLaying guitar, Uke and Shruti Box.

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O'hooley & Tidow

on Wed, 16 Sep 2015 at Lowdham The Old Ship Inn Doors 7.30pm, Concert 8pm

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Steve Knightley

on Wed, 16 Sep 2015 at Chorley St Joseph's Club Doors at 7.30pm

Steve Knightley, award winning 'Show of Hands' frontman has been touring since January 2014 with his "Grow Your Own Gig" project. He has now taken his original songs about rural life to over 100 unique venues from Cornwall to the Borders. Mr Kite is delighted to host one of the last nights of this tour. Chorley, here he comes. More details at www.mrkite.org

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Kirsty Bromley Band - Oxford, The North Wall

on Wed, 16 Sep 2015 at Oxford The North Wall Arts Centre 7:00pm

Kirsty is a young contemporary folk singer based in Sheffield who draws upon a wide range of traditional music. She has a most disarmingly transparent voice, but also the uncanny and beautiful knack of drawing attention to the song rather than the messenger, by the manner in which she employs it. Her Debut Album 'Time Ashore' features original songs as well as carefully curated folk gems. https://youtu.be/Dl-osjLSreA She will be joined by Philippe Barnes, Simon Dumpleton & Special Guests "Kirsty Bromley is a singer of songs of social justice, traditional songs and songs from the heart. Her voice is effortless yet stirring, at times ethereal but always earthy and with strong roots. Musical and beguiling." Nancy Kerr For more tour dates: https://www.facebook.com/events/1623402787902282/ Jess Vincent: Jess Vincent is a singer/songwriter from Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire and the owner of a highly distinctive and mature voice and song writing talent. Often compared to Kate Bush, and Iris Dement, she has three albums, Timeframe, Seesaw Dreams and her latest release Shine, she is actively gigging and promoting these across the UK. PLaying guitar, Uke and Shruti Box.

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Richard Dawson

on Wed, 16 Sep 2015 at Liverpool The Kazimier 7:30pm

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Bajaly Suso

on Wed, 16 Sep 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Bajaly is a brilliant young Kora player and singer from the Gambia. (The Kora is a unique instrument with a harp like appearance and sound, but its intricate playing style is closer to Flamenco guitar). He learnt many of the traditional songs that were passed down in his family and he has been playing and singing these for almost 20 years. They relay the history of Mandinka West Africa, as well as illuminating contemporary life there. His performance at the Edinburgh Festival last year won a standing ovation and great reviews.

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Bajaly Suso

on Wed, 16 Sep 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Bajaly is a brilliant young Kora player and singer from the Gambia. (The Kora is a unique instrument with a harp like appearance and sound, but its intricate playing style is closer to Flamenco guitar). He learnt many of the traditional songs that were passed down in his family and he has been playing and singing these for almost 20 years. They relay the history of Mandinka West Africa, as well as illuminating contemporary life there. His performance at the Edinburgh Festival last year won a standing ovation and great reviews.

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Bajaly Suso

on Wed, 16 Sep 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Bajaly is a brilliant young Kora player and singer from the Gambia. (The Kora is a unique instrument with a harp like appearance and sound, but its intricate playing style is closer to Flamenco guitar). He learnt many of the traditional songs that were passed down in his family and he has been playing and singing these for almost 20 years. They relay the history of Mandinka West Africa, as well as illuminating contemporary life there. His performance at the Edinburgh Festival last year won a standing ovation and great reviews.

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Sally Barker

on Wed, 16 Sep 2015 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

Founder member of The Poozies who has supported Richard Thompson, Bob Dylan and Robert Plant, and in 2014 came second in BBC TV's The Voice! Venue doors 7.00pm

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The Acoustic Strawbs

on Thu, 17 Sep 2015 at Ashill The Barn at Square and Compass Doors 8pm Start 9pm

Superb food from 7pm table booking essential. En Suite accom available plus camping - phone 01823 480467 first for details and booking. SEATING CANNOT BE GUARANTEED - FIRST COME ETC... NO REFUNDS UNLESS SHOW CANCELLED.

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The House Devils.

on Thu, 17 Sep 2015 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8pm.

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Greg Trooper

on Thu, 17 Sep 2015 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre Show Starts 8.00pm

Recognised on both sides of the Atlantic as one of the best on the circuit, Greg Trooper's a songwriter who has had material covered by everyone from Vince Gill to Billy Bragg. One of the great, great American singer-songwriters Bob Harris BBC 2

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The Dovetail Trio

on Thu, 17 Sep 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

Here is a new band which combines the distinctive voices and instrumental prowess (mostly guitar and squeezeboxes) of Jamie Roberts (previously seen here with Kat Gilmore), Rosie Hood and Matt Quinn. They present mainly English traditional songs with a bold and fresh approach, displaying infectious energy, passion and creativity.

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The Dovetail Trio

on Thu, 17 Sep 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

Here is a new band which combines the distinctive voices and instrumental prowess (mostly guitar and squeezeboxes) of Jamie Roberts (previously seen here with Kat Gilmore), Rosie Hood and Matt Quinn. They present mainly English traditional songs with a bold and fresh approach, displaying infectious energy, passion and creativity.

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Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar @ The Hungry Horse Folk Club

on Thu, 17 Sep 2015 at Ellesmere Port Whitby Sports & Social Club 8:00pm

BBC Radio Folk Award and Horizon winners in 2013 and 2014. Greg and Ciaran have taken the folk scene by storm and are in demand throughout the country. We are delighted they are paying another visit to the club. This concert is sure to be very well attended indeed. So please book your tickets early.

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Kirsty Bromley Band - The Village Pump

on Thu, 17 Sep 2015 at Trowbridge The Pump Room at The Lamb Inn 7:00am

Kirsty is a young contemporary folk singer based in Sheffield who draws upon a wide range of traditional music. She has a most disarmingly transparent voice, but also the uncanny and beautiful knack of drawing attention to the song rather than the messenger, by the manner in which she employs it. Her Debut Album 'Time Ashore' features original songs as well as carefully curated folk gems. https://youtu.be/Dl-osjLSreA She will be joined by Philippe Barnes, Simon Dumpleton & Special Guests "Kirsty Bromley is a singer of songs of social justice, traditional songs and songs from the heart. Her voice is effortless yet stirring, at times ethereal but always earthy and with strong roots. Musical and beguiling." Nancy Kerr For more tour dates: https://www.facebook.com/events/1623402787902282/ Jess Vincent: Jess Vincent is a singer/songwriter from Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire and the owner of a highly distinctive and mature voice and song writing talent. Often compared to Kate Bush, and Iris Dement, she has three albums, Timeframe, Seesaw Dreams and her latest release Shine, she is actively gigging and promoting these across the UK. PLaying guitar, Uke and Shruti Box.

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Sally Barker

on Thu, 17 Sep 2015 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds 7:30pm

Sally Barker reduced Tom Jones, and viewers alike, to tears with her flawless performances on BBC TV's 'The Voice' 2014. Sally, who has supported Bob Dylan, Robert Plant and Sir Tom in concert, also performs with female folk band The Poozies and legendary folk-rock band Fotheringay. She is proud to present songs from her new 'Love Rat' e.p. as well as albums 'Maid in England', 'Another Train' and YouTube favourites such as 'Dear Darlin' and 'Walk on By'. Sally's new 6 track 'Love Rat' e.p. (released in September) features 4 new songs ('Love Rat', 'Kissing a Stranger', 'Jealous Bones' and 'Heart & the Shell' and 2 more songs ('Walk on By' & 'Don't Let me be Misunderstood') from BBC TV's The Voice.

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Jane Taylor & The Jt Band

on Thu, 17 Sep 2015 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. -------- 'What a voice' Clare Balding BBC Radio 2 'Gorgeous song writing' 2 Bob Harris BBC Radio 2 'Sassy, gypsy, hearts-boots-and-bones kind of music, with an absolutely killer voice' Music Week 'What a voice' Clare Balding BBC Radio 2 'Beautiful! A hugely talented songwriter' Johnnie Walker BBC Radio 2's Johnnie Walker, Bob Harris, Tom Robinson and Clare Balding are all huge fans, she's recorded with Massive Attack's Angelo Bruschini, opened for Jools Holland, won BEST ALBUM at the 'Independent Music Awards' as well as 'UK SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR' and recently she was invited to Maida Vale Studios to record some of her new songs for a special BBC radio programme. She's also penning music for a feature length animation that she's written with fellow musician and JT Band member Lizz Lipscombe (violin). She is a 'tour de force' for Independent music and much loved across the UK. Come and see why! www.janetaylor.co.uk

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Blue Rose Code (solo)

on Fri, 18 Sep 2015 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette doors 7pm

http://www.bluerosecode.com/ http://www.bluerosecode.com/watch Please feel free to Like Launderette Sessions on Facebook Follow @LaunderetteSess on Twitter. Launderette_Sessions on Instagram Tickets £15 in advance or £17.50 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette. Contact mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com for further information. Mix of seating (V.LIMITED) and standing............... Doors 7pm. Support around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. We have a drinks licence. Real ales, lagers, wines. ciders and spirits will be served along with OCC Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and of course soft drinks. BLUE ROSE CODE is Edinburgh-born songwriter Ross Wilson. At the edge of contemporary alt-folk, Wilson's music evokes a meeting of Van Morrison and a young John Martyn, both shipwrecked with a bunch of Motown records. Album two -The Ballads of Peckham Rye was released on 2nd June, featuring a remarkable roll call of musicians - Danny Thompson, Kathryn Williams, Karine Polwart & Aidan O'Rourke.

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The Acoustic Strawbs + Boundless Brothers

on Fri, 18 Sep 2015 at St Ives The Guildhall 7pm

No parking at venue, please use town car parks. Licensed Bar. Unreserved seating.

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Kirk Fletcher

on Fri, 18 Sep 2015 at Worthing Pier Door opens 7pm Show starts 8pm

Widely considered one of the best blues guitarists in the world, Kirk Fletcher has commanded the respect and acclaim of critics, peers and fans across the globe. He is a four-time Blues Music Award nominee and has played with a variety of popular artists, including a four-year role as lead guitarist of The Fabulous Thunderbirds. He is also the frontman of his own band, having released three studio albums. A live album and a fourth studio album are currently in the works Kirk is hands-down one of the best blues guitarists in the world. Joe Bonamassa There is no doubt about it Fletcher is a monster guitarist a huge talent capable of scaling the heights of blues stardom Blues In Britain Magazine Fletcher's playing is a synthesis of the best qualities of contemporary electric blues, but he isn't confined by it. He displays a limitless flow of concepts in a slow-blues context. Vintage Guitar Magazine

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Jacco Gardner

on Fri, 18 Sep 2015 at Coventry The Tin at The Coal Vaults 8pm

Jacco Gardner is a neo-psych/baroque pop artist from the Netherlands. Album 'Cabinet Of Curiosities out February 11 2013 on Trouble in Mind and Excelsior Recordings in Benelux. He creates a unique sound by combining the sounds of Harpsichord, Strings, Flutes and other classical instruments with raw psychedelic effects.

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Jacco Gardner

on Fri, 18 Sep 2015 at Coventry The Tin at The Coal Vaults 8pm

Jacco Gardner is a neo-psych/baroque pop artist from the Netherlands. Album 'Cabinet Of Curiosities out February 11 2013 on Trouble in Mind and Excelsior Recordings in Benelux. He creates a unique sound by combining the sounds of Harpsichord, Strings, Flutes and other classical instruments with raw psychedelic effects.

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The Nimmo Brothers

on Fri, 18 Sep 2015 at Southampton The Talking Heads Doors at 7.30pm

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Athrú

on Fri, 18 Sep 2015 at Belfast Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich 8pm

Seoladh albaim le banna spleodrach nua ó Bhéal Feirste - album launch with exciting new trad ensemble from Belfast.

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Dino Baptiste, Mike Paice & Evan Jenkins

on Fri, 18 Sep 2015 at London The Telegraph (Putney) 7:00pm

Boogie Woogie & Blues

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Greg Trooper Usa

on Fri, 18 Sep 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 8:00pm

One of our best gigs of 2014 was undoubtedly Greg Trooper. Steve Earle's favourite singer just about says it all. See www.gregtrooper.com

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Greg Trooper Usa

on Fri, 18 Sep 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 8:00pm

One of our best gigs of 2014 was undoubtedly Greg Trooper. Steve Earle's favourite singer just about says it all. See www.gregtrooper.com

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The Steve Winch Band

on Fri, 18 Sep 2015 at Wokingham Emmbrook Sports & Social Club 8:00pm

WWW.STEVEWINCH.CO.UK www.revferriday.com Bar Opens 7.30pm ist Act on stage 8pm

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The Graveltones

on Fri, 18 Sep 2015 at Cardiff Fuel 7:00pm

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The Weather Station

on Fri, 18 Sep 2015 at Manchester Gullivers 7:30pm

The Weather Station is the project of Canadian songwriter Tamara Lindeman; folk music based in classic elements of songcraft melody, tension, meaning. On the acclaimed All Of It Was Mine, and follow-up What Am I Going To Do With Everything I Know both for You've Changed Records Lindeman established herself as a songwriter's songwriter, earning accolades for her delicate, carefully worded verse, filled with double meanings, complex metaphors and rich details of the everyday. Her much-anticipated third album, entitled Loyalty, is due out in spring. Recorded at La Frette, a legendary studio just outside of Paris, France, the record retains the humble immediacy of Lindeman's previous record, All Of It Was Mine, while adding a high fidelity sheen, a clarity, a new confidence. Produced by Robbie Lackritz (Feist), the record is a collaboration between Lindeman and Afie Jurvanen, also known as Bahamas. The record is set for worldwide release in May on Outside Music (Canada) and Paradise Of Bachelors (US/Europe). The Weather Station has toured North America with acts like Bahamas, Basia Bulat and Timber Timbre; recently, she toured Japan. She is also in demand as collaborator, appearing on new records by Doug Paisley (No Quarter), Field Report (Partisan), Daniel Romano (New West/You've Changed), and Siskiyou (Constellation) among others. A co-write with Steven Lambke (The Constantines) garnered a 2013 SOCAN songwriting award nomination, and her work has drawn accolades from Pitchfork, The Globe and Mail, Exclaim, The Toronto Star and many more. 'Plain but elegant, simple but intricate her songs feel very much like attempts to understand and appreciate the world in spite of its bitter ills; like the most basic forms of folk music, a term Lindeman readily embraces, they come with intent and aim' Pitchfork

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Winter Wilson

on Fri, 18 Sep 2015 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

In 30 years of listening to folk music, I have never heard two voices blend so perfectly together ~ David Aird, Chairman, Glenfarg Folk Club With 6 critically-acclaimed albums plus numerous tours and festival appearances to their names, Winter Wilson are increasingly well known across the UK acoustic music scene for their fine original songs, stunning harmonies and off-the-wall humour. Since their first collaboration, as half of folk-rock outfit Ragtrade, Kip Winter and Dave Wilson have been recognised as great natural entertainers. Nowadays their show is enhanced by superb stage presence, and the ability really to engage with audiences from festival main stage, to intimate house concert. Whether performing in concert venue or folk club, these two provide contemporary acoustic folk music at its very best, and always with a smile. Put these two together and you get great songs, beautifully sung and much laughter a performance guaranteed to deliver superb entertainment. "Not just another duo - Winter Wilson really are something special" ~ Chris Hawkins, BBC Radio 6

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Matt Creer

on Fri, 18 Sep 2015 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

The Big Comfy Folk Club. 3 brilliant folk and acoustic acts. Doors open at 7pm Suzy Indygo 8.00-8.35 Kristy Gallacher 8.50-9.30 Matt Creer 9.45-10.30 Bookshop Bar open til 11 serving ales, wine, hot drinks and cake. More details TBA.

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Mountain Firework Company

on Fri, 18 Sep 2015 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 Mountain Music for City Folk The renowned anglo Irish alt-country folksters THE MOUNTAIN FIREWORK COMPANY are here to promote their latest critically acclaimed album The Lonesome Losing Blues They first came together over heartache and wine to create what has been described as "gorgeous folk/alt country pop, with equal parts darkness and cheeky humour " and "alternative bluegrass with a dark treacle folk centre Taking the bluegrass sound in new directions and making it totally relevant for the 21st century, their unique brand of Americana is built on the solid foundations of American mountain music but with an added twist of Celtic Folk and a dash of Bed-sit Singer-Songwriter angst. Their trademark cocktail of dynamic drive and reflective power comes from combining traditional instrumentation (banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitars, Double Bass with added beef from a drum kit) with that dark thread of subject matter that runs direct from old Appalachian folk song right up to modern country noir. The bands songwriter and guitar and banjo maestro Gareth McGahan makes no attempt to mask the Gaelic overtones in his distinctive Belfast brogue and his delivery exactly mirrors his heartfelt writing style. His songs sound both contemporary and traditional , and when they are performed with the vocal harmonies supplied by the remaining band members (every one of whom are exceptional players) the band bristles with energy and vitality. Irish folk may have informed Americana but few explore the link as well as The Mountain Firework Company..Q MAGAZINE find this album as soon as possible and discover your next favorite band MAVERICK MAGAZINE the band's outstanding musicianship impresses time and again ..AMERICANA UK Contemporary British Folkgrass ..the ace in the hole is the bruised vocal imprint of Gareth McGahan ..Excellent. R2 ROCK'REEL MAGAZINE This is music of rich depth, incredibly rewarding to get into, and easily one of the best albums I've heard this year FLYIN SHOES REVIEW McGahan's lyrics are wonderfully crafted and the tunes flow almost effortlessly around and through them...They really pack a punch with their full-on rocking acoustic bluegrassy folk ...FOLK RADIO UK

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The Monster Ceilidh Band

on Fri, 18 Sep 2015 at Sheffield The Heeley Institute 8:00pm

Rip roaring party night with experts in getting everyone on their feet, The Monster Ceilidh Band. Put on your dancing shoes and give the summer one last fling before the autumn closes in!

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The Monster Ceilidh Band

on Fri, 18 Sep 2015 at Sheffield The Heeley Institute 8:00pm

Rip roaring party night with experts in getting everyone on their feet, The Monster Ceilidh Band. Put on your dancing shoes and give the summer one last fling before the autumn closes in!

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The Dovetail Trio

on Sat, 19 Sep 2015 at Dungworth The Royal Hotel 7.30pm (tune session) 8-10 (act) 10-11:30 (song se

(Matt Quinn, Rosie Hood and Jamie Roberts) Standing tickets always available on the night

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Porchlight Smokers

on Sat, 19 Sep 2015 at Newbury ACE Space 8:00pm (Doors Open 7:30pm)

Often described as the 'real deal', every Porchlight Smoker show is different and no song is ever performed quite the same way twice. They play a varied and at times virtuoso repertoire that mixes self-penned works with covers made very much their own. A range of instruments, including banjo, guitar, lapsteel, stand-up bass and mandolin, even clarinet, accompany the band's trademark four-part vocal harmonies. Porchlight Smoker's live gigs show off the band's multi-national song writing talents, with Scott Smith, from Wichita, Kansas, bringing his extensive knowledge of the American folk tradition, Scotsman Steve Bell's Celtic folk influence, and London born Fred Gregory's well, very English identity all combining to form the band's unique and exciting sound.

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Porchlight Smokers

on Sat, 19 Sep 2015 at Newbury ACE Space 8:00pm (Doors Open 7:30)

Often described as the 'real deal', every Porchlight Smoker show is different and no song is ever performed quite the same way twice. They play a varied and at times virtuoso repertoire that mixes self-penned works with covers made very much their own. A range of instruments, including banjo, guitar, lapsteel, stand-up bass and mandolin, even clarinet, accompany the band's trademark four-part vocal harmonies. Porchlight Smoker's live gigs show off the band's multi-national song writing talents, with Scott Smith, from Wichita, Kansas, bringing his extensive knowledge of the American folk tradition, Scotsman Steve Bell's Celtic folk influence, and London born Fred Gregory's well, very English identity all combining to form the band's unique and exciting sound.

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Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick

on Sat, 19 Sep 2015 at Guildford Boileroom 7.30pm

++PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS AT HOLY TRINITY CHURCH, GUILDFORD++ Their experienced approach to their art lacks none of the fervour of their early days, and brings a maturity born of many years living with the music that is an integral part of their beings. All the old skills are demonstrated with a new collection of traditional songs and instrumentals. "Intense and demanding, this is hard core traditional music. Sublime fiddle playing and the passionate delivery of evocative old songs by their ablest interpretor." Telegraph "Swarbrick is an absolute revelation here, as instinctively sympathetic and wickedly inspirational as he ever was. It's like they were a couple of twenty somethings again. To hear Swarb bowing with such soul and tenderness and dynamism too is an unconditional joy." fRoots This remarkable pairing played an important part in the tremendous shake up given to British folk music in the middle to late 60's. Dave Swarbrick first came to prominence on the folk scene as a young instrumental virtuoso in the Ian Campbell Folk Group. Having worked alongside other leading musicians such as Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger, Beryl and Roger Marriott and A. L. Lloyd, he teamed up with Martin Carthy in 1966. While they featured hot instrumental tracks in their live sets and recordings, Dave's forte in the duo was sensitive accompaniment to Martin's vocals and guitar. On Rags, Reels & Airs the focus was solely on Dave and it finally gave him a chance to really stretch out and demonstrate his leading instrumental prowess. The result was a new era of English instrumental folk music and a new approach to folk music altogether. When they parted in 1969 Dave joined Fairport Convention and his contribution to folk and folk/rock music is legendary and well documented. For more than 40 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music's greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it. Arguably the greatest English folk song performer, writer, collector and editor of them all! Q Magazine

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Chantel Mcgregor

on Sat, 19 Sep 2015 at Hessle Town Hall Start 8pm, doors 7.30pm

Bradford born Chantel, winner of the 'best UK Blues guitarist' award for the past two years has been described as having the tone of Robin Trower, the inspiration of Hendrix, the influence of Stevie Ray Vaughan, the energy of Bonamassa, the intensity of Walter Trout and the haunting vocal of Stevie Nicks all rolled into one.

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Kirk Fletcher + Special Guests At The 1865, Southampton

on Sat, 19 Sep 2015 at Southampton The 1865 7:30pm

The 1865 are pleased to welcome blues guitar ace, Kirk Fletcher on Saturday 19th September. Widely considered one of the best blues guitarists in the world, Kirk Fletcher has commanded the respect and acclaim of critics, peers and fans across the globe. He is a four-time Blues Music Award nominee and has played with a variety of popular artists, including a four-year role as lead guitarist of The Fabulous Thunderbirds. He is also the frontman of his own band, having released three studio albums and a live album. A fourth studio album is currently in the works.

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Eugene 'hideaway' Bridges

on Sat, 19 Sep 2015 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club 8:00pm

If you like your blues laced with soul, funk and the spirit of B.B. King and Sam Cooke combined, then the towering figure of Eugene 'Hideaway' Bridges is the man. Eugene Bridges is a huge man with a huge voice, playing an unparalleled brand of blues, oozing enough charm to light up a small city. In the mid-1990s, while travelling alone to Europe, Eugene was spotted by B.B. King's bass player Joe Turner, who recruited him to play in his band, Big Joe Turner's Memphis Blues Caravan. After a year with Turner's band, Bridges formed a new version of his own Eugene 'Hideaway' Bridges Band, and began performing at clubs and festivals in the UK and Europe. In 1998 and 1999, he topped numerous British and European blues magazine polls as best male vocalist. Born in New Orleans, Eugene has built a loyal following around the world with a string of fantastic albums and an incessant touring schedule that saw his recent performance at the Gumball Festival in NSW chalked up as his 30th visit to Australia. His first album, Born To Be Blue, was produced by Mike Vernon on the Blueside label in 1998. The following year he was signed by British label Armadillo, for whom he has released a series of albums starting with Man Without A Home (2000) and Jump the Joint (2003). He also released the albums Coming Home (2005), Eugene Hideaway Bridges (2007), Live In San Antonio (2009), and Rock and a Hard Place (2011) 'His instrumental prowess, lyrical and musical vision, and passionate and emotional commitment results in a refreshingly adult set full of joy and meaning.' Living Blues Magazine

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Michael Roach

on Sat, 19 Sep 2015 at London The Great Northern Railway Tavern 8:30pm

No-one plays the blues quite like the engaging Mr Roach. But then that's because few - if any - performers this side of the water have the authenticity. He lives in England now but he was born into a family of 13 in Washington DC, grew up with the blues and learned the East Coast style developed from the 20s by the likes of a John Cephas and Philadelphia Jerry Ricks. In short, he is the real thing. A brilliant blues exponent, yes. But also an entertainer, a communicator - an artist whose aim is to create a greater understanding of the blues and what he calls the "black experience." It's been a couple of years since he played the Kalamazoo and it is good to have him back.

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Helter Skelter With La Mort Subite + Green Man

on Sat, 19 Sep 2015 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

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Stick In The Wheel

on Sat, 19 Sep 2015 at London The Winemaker's Club 7:00pm

The candle-lit vaults of the Holborn Viaduct provide a perfect setting to celebrate the launch of Stick In The Wheel's new album, with support from Wolf People's Jack Sharp and Nigel of Bermondsey. This is advance ticket only. Doors 7.00 pm, music from 7.45 pm sharp. Because of the nature of the performance space we cannot seat latecomers until the interval. Tickets £8.00 from the above link. The brilliant Stick In The Wheel are fROOTS Magazine's Album of 2014 winners, and are favourites of Tom Robinson on 6Music and XFM's Jon Kennedy, having recently recorded sessions for both. Featuring Ian Carter on dobro, singers Nicola Kearey and Fran Morter, plus Si Foote on Percussion and Joolie Wood on fiddle, they specialise in distinctly London-centric, rarely heard traditional British folk songs. Their repertoire includes pieces up to 400 years old, and they seamlessly combine this deep link to the past with their own compositions. Their music is sparklingly original, fiercely fresh and fearless in it's attitude- they're a breath of fresh air, definitey not to be missed. '..total commitment to the songs, and an utter and wholly refreshing lack of self-consciousness in the delivery'. fRoots Magazine '..goes right to the heart of what folk music is about'. Bright Young Folk. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1jVjL8ojZQ Jack Sharp is the singer and guitarist with psych folk-rock band Wolf People. In his years with the band, he has developed a keen side interest in finding, singing and interpreting folk songs from his home of Bedfordshire, inspired by the music of Nic Jones, Lal Waterson and Peter Bellamy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qym-UMjIXEw Folk troubadour Nigel of Bermondsey is head of the 'South East London Folklore Society', a group dedicated to London folklore and the esoteric It inspired his musical gazetteer of London- 'Gemini City'. The album contains scenes of mild terror, foul history, supernatural fairytales and heartbreaking pathos. Recent performances include the Southbank Centre, the Globe Theatre, and Cecil Sharp House.

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The Cajun Dawgs

on Sat, 19 Sep 2015 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. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ A deep south gumbo of Cajun, Zydeco, Swamp Pop, Rockin' Blues & Rockabilly authentically played on screaming accordion, twanging guitars, thumping bass and crazy drums. The Cajun Dawgs combine traditional Louisiana Cajun & Zydeco with Rockin' Swamp Blues, Country and early Rock and Roll music, all served up with an earthy authentic sound resonating back to the 40's and 50's. The band demonstrates the great variety of influences to be found in the true sound of the Louisiana Bayous and Prairies. A deep south sound track for dancing, loving, crying and fighting...

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The Goat Roper Rodeo Band And Michele Stodart (magic Numbers)

on Sun, 20 Sep 2015 at Portsmouth The Square Tower Doors Open 7.00PM

Square Roots Promotions are delighted to present a fabulous joint headline double bill of Spiral Earth Best Live Act nominees The Goat Roper Rodeo Band and Mercury-Prize nominated Michele Stodart of indie chart sensations The Magic Numbers. "Cosmic Country Blues" with The Goat Roper Rodeo Band We first caught up with this terrific three piece at last year's Maverick Festival, where we were faintly surprised to see that they'd been given a headline spot on the AMAUK Peacock stage - suffice to say once they'd finished their set we knew exactly why they were accorded that honour, blowing everyone away with their infectious energy and songs of pure musical joy. Our immediate response after the show was to buy their CD straight away, and then someone who hadn't seen them asked us to describe them to which we responded - "The Everly Brothers on speed!!". With just two old guitars, an upright bass and a bucket full of aching harmony, The Goat Roper Rodeo Band are out there preaching 'country blues', like you've never heard! The Goat Ropers are: Tom (Double Bass / Vocals), Jim (Lead Guitar / Vocals) and Sam (Rhythm Guitar / Vocals). With an awe inspiring 'live show' that's guaranteed to raise the roof, swinging from the most tender heartfelt paean to the blues, to the highest full throttle, barn storming, juke joint boogie stompers, theirs is a show that's wowing audiences across the land. There's a hint of Gram, a sniff of Dylan and a twist of Waylon's blues ... Simply put, it's exactly what it says on the tin...they look great, sound great and they've got a bunch of absolutely brilliant songs ... and that's the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth...amen!! Nominated for "Best UK Live Act" by Spiral Earth Following a hugely successful 2014 UK summer festival tour with invited performances at the 'Cambridge Folk Festival', 'The Y Not Festival' and a headline slot on the AMUK stage at the 'Maverick' Americana Festival, to name a few, the lads were straight back out on the road playing support to the platinum selling 'Magic Numbers' on their 'Alias' album UK & Ireland tour. ... as well as filling up their diary with 2015 festival dates , the band have recently begun working on the next 'Goat Roper Rodeo Band' album in London with 'Romeo Stodart' acting as producer .... 2015 is looking good for The Goat Roper Rodeo Band. Michele Stodart "A southern-drenched journey into Americana country blues.." (The Guardian). And how doubly lucky are we?! Joint-headlining we have the wonderful Michele Stodart. Michele is a solo artist as well as bassist, vocalist and co-songwriter with much loved, Mercury Prize-nominated band The Magic Numbers, who recently released their fourth album, Alias, in 2014. The album, Alias, was well received by critics, with several calling it their finest to date and received **** in Q and Uncut. Over the Summer, the band supported Neil Young & Crazy Horse and then toured the UK, Ireland and continental Europe. In 2012, Michele released an album of her own songs, Wide Eyed Crossing, a southern-drenched journey into Americana country blues. In support of the record, Michele and band toured with Villagers, Alabama Shakes, Duke Special, Slow Club. Gomez and Ben Otwell. She is currently touring with the Magic Numbers and working on a follow-up solo album to be released this year. This is going to be one helluva show! We'd advise getting your tickets early for this one as it will almost certainly sell out quickly..... What The Critics Are Saying.... "Wonderfully executed acoustic country blues with two guitars, a double bass and plaintive striking harmonies, and a musical landscape driven by old timey sensibilities ...there's a lot to like about the Goat Roper Rodeo Band." (R2 Magazine) "Man, how can some so young be so sad....and so perfect!" (Ian Dunlop - Gram Parsons / Flying Burrito Bros). "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). "Even without her lucky Numbers, Michele Stodart's voice is suggestive of quiet resignation and regret, bearing traces of folk, country and soul - you can tell she grew up listening to and loving Patsy Cline. There's a kick to it too..." (The Guardian) "To say that Michele's songs are 'rich' is rather an understatement - it has become the norm for the majority of people at her gigs to leave either speechless or (and more often the case) crying...Michele's solo music is truly breath-taking.." (For Folk's Sake)

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Chris Jaggers Kronies

on Sun, 20 Sep 2015 at St Ives The Guildhall Doors 7pm

Please use town car parks, no parking at venue. Licensed bar, unreserved seating.

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Rob Lear Band

on Sun, 20 Sep 2015 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

With a fresh, appealing modern folk pop sound (AmericanaUK) the Rob Lear band were welcomed onto the Folk music scene in early 2013 with their debut album co-produced by Richard Thomson's Grammy nominated producer. Selected as Artist of the Week on BBC Radio, the Rob Lear band have played alongside the likes of Seth Lakeman, Amy Wadge, Henry Preistman and Martin Simpson. Rob's early solo career has seen his singles 'A Million Stars' and 'Little Acorns' result in both becoming Single of the Week. This success has now attracted a unique supporting band of musicians which adds beautiful and beguiling vocal harmonies, Djembe, Accordion, Guitars and also Van Morrison bassist, Pete Hurley, to Rob's live line up. ..the performances are excellent and the arrangements undeniably fantastic.. (M.M.P). With a new album of stunning new songs launching this year, 2015 is going to be a cracker ! Reviews for Rob and the 'Let It Go' album 'Let It Go has texture that surpasses all.. Because of its beauty and ambiguity, it's a set of songs where you'll find something new amongst the chords and notes with each play, carrying itself as a formidable force.' Plugged In Magazine, Issue17 Rob's pure, unforced voice is able to adapt and change direction at the drop of a hat.Lear offers not only a fresh, appealing modern folk pop sound but also one that sports influences of the harmony enriched and jangling 1970s bands from West America, plus you have his songwriting. AmericanaUK Rob Lear is a name that, in my humble opinion, should be known by millions throughout the world. A singer songwriter who fell in love with music and songwriting at an early age Steve tay, A.M.P. ..the performances are excellent and the arrangements undeniably fantastic.. M.M.P. ..the folk of choice for the modern cowboy Buzz Magazine

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Ange Hardy

on Sun, 20 Sep 2015 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Ange Hardy, a folk singer and songwriter from West Somerset, performs original contemporary songs written in a traditional style with an emphasis on vocal harmony. In 2014 Mike Harding referred to Ange as one of the bright stars of the new wave of folk singers. She received FATEA Magazine's Female Vocalist of the Year award in January 2014 following the release of her debut folk album Bare Foot Folk. Her 2014 album The Lament of The Black Sheep was subsequently awarded 5-stars by The Telegraph, which put it at the top of their Best Folk Music Albums of 2014. It reached no.1 Hottest Folk Release in the Amazon download charts in September 2014 and received universal acclaim from fans, reviewers and radio presenters alike. Ange brings a level of honesty and openness to the stage that is a refreshing as it is disarming. Her focus on vocal harmony and her pitch-perfect vocal talent has led her toward adopting a live-looping pedal; a digital tape-recorder at her feet that allows her to record and play back layers of vocal harmony live from the stage. In doing so she brings her talent as a recording artist to a live performance, adding an extra dimension to an already captivating stage presence. In 2015 Ange is focusing her efforts on researching and performing a new body of musical work based on the life and work of the romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

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Red Shoes

on Sun, 20 Sep 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Red Shoes engage the audience with tales woven around chiming acoustic guitars, mesmerising lead vocals and melodic harmonies. Blending folk/acoustic roots/Americana music with beautifully crafted songwriting. Dave Pegg (Fairport Convention) produced & played on Red Shoes debut album Ring Around The Land - Folk album of the Year(NetRhythms); (****)R2 Rock'n'Reel. Fairport Convention recorded Celtic Moon (opening track on Ring Around The Land) for the album Festival Bell. Red Shoes follow up All The Good Friends featured guests: Dave Pegg, Ric Sanders, Chris Leslie (Fairport Convention); Dave Swarbrick; Bev Bevan (The Move/ELO). **** (R2 Rock'n'Reel); - ****(Maverick); Many years ago I had the good fortune to see Sandy Denny fronting Fairport Convention on several occasions. Red Shoes front-woman Carolyn Evans has the same kind of strong but fragile voice (Blues Matters) "Sandy Denny-era Fairports and the contemporary American country-folk of Lucinda Williams sewn together neatly in these well crafted songs" (SHINDIG)

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Rainbow Girls

on Sun, 20 Sep 2015 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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John Doyle

on Sun, 20 Sep 2015 at Canterbury The Kingston Barn 7:30pm

Concert There is also a Celtic Guitar workshop with John in the afternoon, see separate event page for details. Born in Dublin, John Doyle is a Grammy nominee, has performed for President Obama at the White House, and has been lauded with every accolade imaginable in Irish music. John Doyle is not only a fine singer but more importantly, an imaginative and original songwriter who really grabs audiences with his ability to tell a story through song. Coupled with his high standing as one of the best acoustic guitarists around, this makes for a memorable evening's music. He is world-renowned for his work as founding member of the groundbreaking Irish/American band Solas; in partnerships with musicians such as Tim O'Brien, Andy Irvine, Bruce Molsky, Liz Carroll, Kate Rusby, Mike McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle; Heidi Talbot; Kris Drever; Karen Matheson; his exciting yearly contributions to the Transatlantic Sessions at Celtic Connections and through his own critically acclaimed solo recordings on Compass Records. 'John Doyle is as much a story teller as a musician, and he's masterful at both. In his second solo album, Shadow and Light, he shares stories and portraits of Irish and Irish/American life. John Doyle's appealing tenor vocals and finger-picking guitar are clearly the cornerstone of this album. His self-taught left-handed technique produces a driving, dynamic sound with incredibly intricate flourishes. The foundation, though, is the song-writing. Few singer/songwriters are as adept as John Doyle when it comes to developing the inveterate themes of Irish Traditional music. Doyle takes these themes; war, oppression, love and emigration, and sets compelling narratives to engaging arrangements.' Neil McFasdyen in Music Reviews, Folk Music UK. 'Doyle on guitar has risen to a level occupied by him alone. No one in Irish traditional music is a better guitarist than him right now. In addition, his vocal delivery and his songwriting have never been more impressive . What are they putting in the potable water in County Sligo, where John now resides, that has made him so mind-vaultingly good?' Earle Hitchner, The Wall Street Journal and formerly The Irish Echo "More talent than anybody deserves to have all to themselves" Philadelphia News Few rhythm guitarists demand the spotlight, but Doyle's superpowered accompaniment in trad-music settings is a marvel. Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers, Acoustic Guitar Magazine www.johndoylemusic.com Doors 7.30pm for 8pm start Tickets £13 online £14 offline £15 on the door Workshop £25, on the door £28 Choice of booking options on www.folkinthebarn.co.uk 01227 831493 ON THE DAY OF THE GIG WE HAVE TO CLOSE THE ONLINE BOOKINGS MID AFTERNOON, CHECK WEBSITE FOR AVAILABILITY OF TICKETS ON THE DOOR.

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John Doyle Workshop

on Sun, 20 Sep 2015 at Canterbury The Kingston Barn 1:15pm

Workshop Doors 1.15pm for 1.30pm start Finishes 3.50pm Workshop £25, on the door £28 Awaiting more detailed info from a very busy John...

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Gwenno + H Hawkline

on Sun, 20 Sep 2015 at Manchester The Soup Kitchen 7:30pm

We're delighted to be promoting the Manchester leg of Gwenno and H Hawkline's joint tour! Gwenno Saunders is a sound artist, DJ, radio presenter and singer from Cardiff. She released her Ymbelydredd EP in 2012 to critical acclaim, and more recently released Chwyldro and Golau Arall - a series of singles leading up to her debut album Y Dydd Olaf (The Last Day), which was released in October 2014. From 2005 until 2010 Gwenno was a writer and performer as a member of Brighton-based conceptual pop band The Pipettes and more recently, toured as a synth player with Australian duo Pnau (Empire Of The Sun) and Elton John. She is a native Welsh and Cornish speaker - and it's this along with co-producing and co-hosting Welsh language show Cam o'r Tywyllwch (A Step Away From The Darkness) with Peski for Radio Cardiff and more recently, Resonance FM, that has led her to create music that translates her internationalist influences into layered, home-fi keyboard sounds wrapped in echoed vocals and musique concrete-inspired beats. In The Pink Of Condition - H. Hawkline's first record for the irrepressibly brilliant Heavenly Recordings - is a transportational record. Through twelve tracks, it folds the space between a pinched grey seaside town in North Wales and the bleached-out wide-open spaces of the City of Angels. In doing so, it creates a glorious hybrid environment one where a rundown, rough and tumble branch of Pontins could occupy the space once reserved for the Disney castle and where 'spooky dogs' wait for you around corners, their 'two eyes set in a lick of fog'. Shot through with the blues, the reds and the golds, the greens and the wispy white clouds that hang lazy over the rolling Pacific, In The Pink Of Condition truly marks Huw Hawkline's arrival. His first album proper for Heavenly Recordings, it blossoms with all the charm, beauty, wit and wonder that's been hinted at over the last few years across the artist's limited run releases, singles and EPs and adds a brilliantly clear-eyed focus.

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Wizz Jones

on Sun, 20 Sep 2015 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 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- After more than 50 years on the road and now in his mid-seventies Wizz shows no signs of slowing down and continues to tour on the Acoustic Folk and Blues circuit. www.wizzjones.com "Wizz Jones really is extraordinary. Along with Davy Graham he was one of the pioneering English acoustic guitar wizards of the 1960s, influencing that whole Jansch/ Renbourn/ Carthy generation and beyond (yes, people like Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards and Rod Stewart too, by all accounts). By the end of that decade he'd crystallised his unmistakeable style fingerpicking powered by a sturdy, bouncing Big Bill Broonzy thumb or a driving flatpicking inspired at the knees of Ramblin' Jack Elliott & Derroll Adams in the late 1950s. - Ian Anderson FRoots Magazine Dec 2011 Fleet of finger and cajoling, remonstrating and wrestling his acoustic, he delivers a seamless flow of favourites from a fifty year catalogue. He is dry, wry and relaxed, often starting one song straight from the previous, occasionally letting us know what they are but mostly allowing us to stand and listen. - Paul Woodgate The Borderline Oct 2014

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Oss

on Mon, 21 Sep 2015 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Muic Starts 8:30pm

New trio featuring John Dipper (English Acoustic Collective), Tom Moore (Moore Moss Rutter, False Lights with Jim Moray) , Nick Hart (Trad Acedemy and Ceilidh Liberation Front) - fiddle, Viola d'amore, duet concertina and voice. "A fine cast of England's new generation of tradition bearers give thrilling performances of the gems and forgotten songs that they have unearthed from manuscripts and honed to perfection!" "A classy and very sophisticated take on English folk music, bringing fresh new sounds to the scene - captivating arrangements, played by masters of their craft!" "This trio is the benchmark of refinement and finesse, while at the same time keeping the grit and fidelity of the source material alive and well. The Tradition is safe in their very capable Hands."

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Cardboard Fox

on Mon, 21 Sep 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Winners of the 2015 Spiral Earth Award for Best Debut, Cardboard Fox are an exciting new four piece with a fast growing fan base. All four musicians have their roots in bluegrass music but their collective influences reach much further and this shows in their music. Formed in late 2013, 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. With a focus on original songs with a strong pop sensibility and energetic live shows, this is a group of musicians who are very, very excited about what this line up can create and that's what makes this acoustic quartet so special.

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The Nimmo Brothers

on Mon, 21 Sep 2015 at Worthing Pier 7:00pm

After almost 20 years of working together, and with both Stevie and Alan currently enjoying successful solo projects with Alan in King King and Steve his trio. The Nimmo Brothers, from Glasgow, Scotland have proved themselves to be one of the most respected exponents of modern blues in the UK with their pile-driving blues rock fronted by the twin guitar/vocals of Stevie and Alan Nimmo. The best in UK blues/rock, guaranteed to raise the roof. Brother to Brother their latest album is arguably their finest collection of songs to date, recorded in Austin, Texas, with some of Austin's most respected and sought after musicians in the shape of Jamie Oldaker (Eric Clapton) on drums, Michael Ramos (Robert Plant) on Hammond organ, Bill Whitbeck (Robert Earl Keen) and Jimmy Pettit (Joe Ely Band) on bass. For this album Stevie and Alan have gone back to their roots with a collection of songs influenced by, in their own words, everything we've ever listened to over the past 20 years This will be the last tour as the Nimmo brothers for a while as they fully concentrate on other projects The Nimmo Brothers are one of the country's top live acts CLASSIC ROCK BLUES

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Harpeth Rising

on Mon, 21 Sep 2015 at Chesham Folk Club 8:15pm

On tour from the USA, Harpeth Rising are; Jordana Greenberg (violin, vocals), Rebecca Reed-Lunn (banjo, vocals) and Maria Di Meglio (cello, vocals). They fuse Folk, Bluegrass, Rock and Classical into a sound that is unique, haunting and full of energy . Their music centres on expansive three-part harmonies, consummate musicianship and soulful, powerful lyrics. Their musical roots run deep from their varied European ancestry to Mid-South USA, to Nashville which is now their home.

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Kirk Fletcher

on Mon, 21 Sep 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Remember Kirk Fletcher blowing us all away on his first visit to the UK last year? Well we are delighted to say he is coming back over again. He really did leave people who saw and heard him in total awe and people who didn't get to witness his talent wished they had. Widely considered one of the best blues guitarists in the world, Kirk Fletcher has commanded the respect and acclaim of critics, peers and fans across the globe. He is a four-time Blues Music Award nominee and has played with a variety of popular artists, including a four-year role as lead guitarist of The FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS. He loved playing the Haven Club so let's give him a warm Oxford welcome.

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Kirk Fletcher

on Mon, 21 Sep 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Remember Kirk Fletcher blowing us all away on his first visit to the UK last year? Well we are delighted to say he is coming back over again. He really did leave people who saw and heard him in total awe and people who didn't get to witness his talent wished they had. Widely considered one of the best blues guitarists in the world, Kirk Fletcher has commanded the respect and acclaim of critics, peers and fans across the globe. He is a four-time Blues Music Award nominee and has played with a variety of popular artists, including a four-year role as lead guitarist of The FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS. He loved playing the Haven Club so let's give him a warm Oxford welcome.

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The Rollin' Clones Play 50 Years Of Rolling Stones Hits!

on Tue, 22 Sep 2015 at St Ives The Guildhall Doors 7.15pm Start 8.00pm

No parking at venue, please use town car parks. Licensed bar, Non reserved seating.

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Miriam Jones

on Tue, 22 Sep 2015 at London The Borderline Doors 7pm

A small town British Columbia native, Miriam Jones has written and recorded on the Nova Scotia coast, in Nashville (her family heritage) and England where she has since settled. After putting together her first solo acoustic album in 2007, Jones hit the home of Country Music to work with Grammy-award nominee Charlie Peacock. Her vocal lilt may lend itself naturally to the Grand Ole Opry, but the resulting album, 'Being Here' (2009), comes off as anything but a cookie-cutter, session-player phone-in, its mixture of Folk-Pop stylings and classic song writing redolent of the greats of early 70's southern California with its intimate, soulful and unvarnished performances. CBC Radio One described it as 'a fun, sometimes poignant, and entirely enjoyable effort from one of the West Coast's rising young artists,' and one of the tracks landed a spot in CTV's 'Falcon Beach' drama. Over the years Jones has continued her contributions in the realm of film and TV, often fashioning bespoke songs inspired by the specific characters or plot-lines.

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The Dovetail Trio

on Tue, 22 Sep 2015 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music Starts 8:30pm

Presenting England's traditional songs with a bold and fresh approach, The Dovetail Trio explores familiar narratives and modern themes with infectious energy and a passion for musical heritage. The new collaboration effortlessly combines the distinctive voices and acclaimed instrumental talents of BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jamie Roberts, BBC Performing Arts Award winner Rosie Hood, and Newcastle Folk Degree alumnus Matt Quinn.

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Tom Brosseau + Jo Rose

on Tue, 22 Sep 2015 at Manchester The Castle Hotel 7:30pm

Perfect Abandon is Tom Brosseau's new album. John Parish (PJ Harvey, Sparklehorse, Peggy Sue) produced Perfect Abandon in Bristol, England. Ali Chant recorded Tom and the band David Butler on two-piece drum kit, Joe Carvell on double bass and Ben Reynolds on Stratocaster guitar on a wooden theatre stage, using only a single mic. Tom Brosseau, North Dakota-born, LA-based songwriter and singer, learned acoustic guitar from his grandmother. He has toured Japan, Canada, Portugal, Iceland and Australia; performed in bars, backyards, grand halls, subways, theatres, old folks homes; exchanged songs and poetry with many talented folks, including Susan Orlean, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Patrick Marber and the late Sam Hinton. Since 2010, Brosseau has performed with Becky Stark and John C. Reilly in John Reilly & Friends, summoning the close harmonies and soul of earlier American music. 'North Dakota troubadour brings stark, trembling beauty to folky acoustic pop. The world is better for it' Mojo 'No artist possesses the same peculiar qualities as Brosseau. The power of his performing persona is so strong that he can pervade the whole room with his subjective existence, making time-warped acolytes out of his audience' BBC Joining him is Hey! Manchester favourite Jo Rose, who self-released his excellent debut album, Spurs, last year.

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Lil' Jimmy Reed With Bob Hall Band

on Tue, 22 Sep 2015 at Emsworth Tuppeny Barn 7:30pm

One of the last survivors of the US traditional bluesmen ably supported by the excellent piano of Bob Hall, and Hilary's excellent bass playing.

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Grainne Duffy

on Wed, 23 Sep 2015 at Worthing Pier Doors open 7pm Show starts 8pm

Grainne Duffy is a unique talent, raw and powerful, edgy and elegant. Growing up in Co. Monaghan, Ireland she gained exposure at an early age to such defining influential artists as The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac and The Pretenders by raiding her elder sisters' record collection and very soon was delivering her own wonderful mix of blues, rock and soul crafted original material as well as her treatment of a few carefully selected standards charged with true emotion and feeling that can win over any audience and leave you begging for more. Her passion, which no one can deny when they hear her sing, as well as her emotion, which no one can ignore when they hear her play gives her an unique presence, which is hard to express in words when you see her perform, "Grainne, truly is the nightingale of the blues circuit at the moment with a clarity and superb articulation no mumbling of words when she is on stage, her band provide her with more than just a solid platform they provide form, shape and texture that her voice can weave around creating a soulful sound that is magical!" Blues in Britain Magazine August 2013

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Bright Phoebus Presents: Kris Drever & Ian Carr

on Wed, 23 Sep 2015 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00am

Boy, oh Boy, are we excited or what?! These are two of the acoustic scene's finest and we're absolutely delighted that they're coming to play for Bright Phoebus people. This is what their blurb says about them and every word it true, we can't improve on it, so here it is ... Kris Drever (Lau) and Ian Carr are two of the finest and most influential, in- demand acoustic guitarists in the world today. The exceptionally talented duo have collaborated in several other line ups (such as with English folk singer Kate Rusby and Scotland's remarkable Eddi Reader). Touring as a duo for the first time, these shows offer an opportunity to hear live, material from Ian Carr's recently released and highly acclaimed 2015 album Who He? (Reveal Records) alongside songs and tunes from Kris Drever's much loved catalogue. Kris Drever's voice and guitar form part of the backbone of today's contemporary roots scene. Widely admired as a solo artist, collaborator, and member of folk superstars Lau, he is a phenomenal and prolific artist. These shows promise to be spirited and infectious occasions that will live long in the memory. Kris Drever is a serious talent (MOJO) The folk revival has a new standard bearer (Q Magazine) Ian Carr has managed to invent a whole new way of being a guitarist. Everyone pinches Ian's harmonies and techniques and rhythmic thinking. Also, he's really funny. Like, really really funny (Kris Drever, Lau) One of the most innovative, brilliant and sympathetic guitarists Britain has produced in any genre (fRoots) Ian Carr is a creative free spirit who fills the room with guitar sounds, leads, plectrums, jackets, half-eaten sandwiches, laughs and MILLIONS of chords Spike and sparkle, shoelaces and giggles, chords and jangle. Happy, happy, happy boy (Eddi Reader, MBE) Ian Carr saved me from and for instrumental folk music, by taking folk music, putting it in his brain, somehow reorganising it and playing it back to me. I was never the same again. He's like a human, musical Magimix (Eliza Carthy,MBE) Ian Carr set fire to my electric kettle on the stove. It's not affectation, he's a true eccentric, that's why no one else can play like him. I kinda love him and miss playing with him... but not enough to move to Sweden (Chris Wood) Doors will be at 7.30pm and the concert will start at 8pm. Our MC for the night will do one number to introduce the night and then it's straight into 'the turn'!

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Bright Phoebus Presents: Kris Drever & Ian Carr

on Wed, 23 Sep 2015 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00am

Boy, oh Boy, are we excited or what?! These are two of the acoustic scene's finest and we're absolutely delighted that they're coming to play for Bright Phoebus people. This is what their blurb says about them and every word it true, we can't improve on it, so here it is ... Kris Drever (Lau) and Ian Carr are two of the finest and most influential, in- demand acoustic guitarists in the world today. The exceptionally talented duo have collaborated in several other line ups (such as with English folk singer Kate Rusby and Scotland's remarkable Eddi Reader). Touring as a duo for the first time, these shows offer an opportunity to hear live, material from Ian Carr's recently released and highly acclaimed 2015 album Who He? (Reveal Records) alongside songs and tunes from Kris Drever's much loved catalogue. Kris Drever's voice and guitar form part of the backbone of today's contemporary roots scene. Widely admired as a solo artist, collaborator, and member of folk superstars Lau, he is a phenomenal and prolific artist. These shows promise to be spirited and infectious occasions that will live long in the memory. Kris Drever is a serious talent (MOJO) The folk revival has a new standard bearer (Q Magazine) Ian Carr has managed to invent a whole new way of being a guitarist. Everyone pinches Ian's harmonies and techniques and rhythmic thinking. Also, he's really funny. Like, really really funny (Kris Drever, Lau) One of the most innovative, brilliant and sympathetic guitarists Britain has produced in any genre (fRoots) Ian Carr is a creative free spirit who fills the room with guitar sounds, leads, plectrums, jackets, half-eaten sandwiches, laughs and MILLIONS of chords Spike and sparkle, shoelaces and giggles, chords and jangle. Happy, happy, happy boy (Eddi Reader, MBE) Ian Carr saved me from and for instrumental folk music, by taking folk music, putting it in his brain, somehow reorganising it and playing it back to me. I was never the same again. He's like a human, musical Magimix (Eliza Carthy,MBE) Ian Carr set fire to my electric kettle on the stove. It's not affectation, he's a true eccentric, that's why no one else can play like him. I kinda love him and miss playing with him... but not enough to move to Sweden (Chris Wood) Doors will be at 7.30pm and the concert will start at 8pm. Our MC for the night will do one number to introduce the night and then it's straight into 'the turn'!

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Karine Polwart And Findlay Napier

on Wed, 23 Sep 2015 at Inverness Glen Urquhart Public Hall 8:00pm

We're delighted to welcome one of the UK's finest singer/songswriters, Karine Polwart, to Drumnadrochit for the first time. In the 10 years since her debut album "Faultlines" won 3 BBC Folk Awards, she's consolidated her position as one of the UK's foremost living singer/songwriters. Karine draws from folk music's long tradition while keeping pace with the ceaselessly changing times and if you can listen to "Salter's Road" (from 2012's "Traces") without a tear in your eye, you're made of stronger stuff than anyone we know. Grantown's Findlay Napier is a renowned Scottish songwriter and performer, a tutor at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and organiser of the Late Night Sessions at Celtic Connections and the Hazy Recollections music strand. In his spare time he pops up on TV as Uncle Sven in "Katie Morag". His latest CD, "VIPs: Very Interesting Persons", is a tour de force, a collection of songs inspired by a range of extraordinary people, from inventor/filmstar Hedy Lamarr to George C Parker, the Man Who Sold New York and an old character from Wick called Teddy Banjo. Earlybird tickets £10 on sale till 23rd August. £12 thereafter.

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Bap Presents :blue Rose Code

on Wed, 23 Sep 2015 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8:00pm

In the space of only a short few years and two stellar albums, Blue Rose Code, Edinburgh-born Ross Wilson, has gone from song-writing in the obscurity of a London flat to being celebrated by the industry and fans alike as a legacy artist whose work stands alone, unsullied by the restrictions of trend. As Ross himself says, I've never been cool and I've never been good-looking. In fact, I've zero interest in being cool. From the first listen, the music of Blue Rose Code pricks the ears and demands the attention. It's merely the beginning. As BBC broadcaster Mary-Anne Kennedy said recently, Blue Rose Code is one of those rare artists whose work makes you sit up and listen. The Ballads Of Peckham Rye, Blue Rose Code's latest record, was nominated for the prestigious Scottish Album Of The Year Awards in 2014 and features a roll-call of remarkable talent, the likes of which brings to mind a bye-gone era from the sixties and seventies where collaboration was part of the process of making art. Danny Thompson, Karine Polwart, John Wetton, Aidan O'Rourke and Kathryn Williams all appear on the record. Both singles from Ballads received heavy airplay and were playlisted on BBC Radio Scotland, the second, in particular, 'True Ways Of Knowing', was a personal triumph for Ross. Having left school at 16 with no qualifications, for years I believed that the great art and poetry and literature of Scotland was out of my reach, inaccessible to me. I discover the work of Norman MacCaig and his contemporaries and all of that changed and I put MacCaig's poem, 'True Ways Of Knowing' to my own music. I'm passionate about music being a vehicle for education so to have a piece of poetry playlisted on the BBC was a great kick This was only the beginning of a broader cultural expedition where, supported by the Saltire Society, Ross is marrying the work of the Scottish Literary Renaissance to music. Further praise has come from the most unexpected of quarters in Hollywood A-lister, Ewan McGregor. Ewan explained, my uncle Denis (Lawson, star of Local Hero) gave me a copy of The Ballads Of Peckham Rye, it's beautiful and I can't stop listening to it. Blue Rose Code has toured rigorously, paid his dues the old-fashioned way, changing line-up and arrangement of songs, depending on the gig. This bold, almost jazz-like vision for performing has earned him a fiercely loyal support up and down the UK. You never know quite what you're going to get at a Blue Rose Code show, the only guarantee is an unforgettable live experience. It's this live reputation that recently had Edith Bowman personally ask for Ross to perform on the launch show of BBC At The Quay with Texas and Stornoway. Edith described Ross' performance with a nine-piece band, including guest Karine Polwart, as, truly special and beautiful. With album three very nearly in the can, Danny Thompson returning and a number of other high-profile guests TBA, it seems Blue Rose Code will continue to go precisely where his instincts take him. If you've not yet heard the music of Blue Rose Code, well, you're late to the party but we've saved you a seat.

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Bap Presents :blue Rose Code

on Wed, 23 Sep 2015 at Hebden Bridge The Trades Club 8:00pm

In the space of only a short few years and two stellar albums, Blue Rose Code, Edinburgh-born Ross Wilson, has gone from song-writing in the obscurity of a London flat to being celebrated by the industry and fans alike as a legacy artist whose work stands alone, unsullied by the restrictions of trend. As Ross himself says, I've never been cool and I've never been good-looking. In fact, I've zero interest in being cool. From the first listen, the music of Blue Rose Code pricks the ears and demands the attention. It's merely the beginning. As BBC broadcaster Mary-Anne Kennedy said recently, Blue Rose Code is one of those rare artists whose work makes you sit up and listen. The Ballads Of Peckham Rye, Blue Rose Code's latest record, was nominated for the prestigious Scottish Album Of The Year Awards in 2014 and features a roll-call of remarkable talent, the likes of which brings to mind a bye-gone era from the sixties and seventies where collaboration was part of the process of making art. Danny Thompson, Karine Polwart, John Wetton, Aidan O'Rourke and Kathryn Williams all appear on the record. Both singles from Ballads received heavy airplay and were playlisted on BBC Radio Scotland, the second, in particular, 'True Ways Of Knowing', was a personal triumph for Ross. Having left school at 16 with no qualifications, for years I believed that the great art and poetry and literature of Scotland was out of my reach, inaccessible to me. I discover the work of Norman MacCaig and his contemporaries and all of that changed and I put MacCaig's poem, 'True Ways Of Knowing' to my own music. I'm passionate about music being a vehicle for education so to have a piece of poetry playlisted on the BBC was a great kick This was only the beginning of a broader cultural expedition where, supported by the Saltire Society, Ross is marrying the work of the Scottish Literary Renaissance to music. Further praise has come from the most unexpected of quarters in Hollywood A-lister, Ewan McGregor. Ewan explained, my uncle Denis (Lawson, star of Local Hero) gave me a copy of The Ballads Of Peckham Rye, it's beautiful and I can't stop listening to it. Blue Rose Code has toured rigorously, paid his dues the old-fashioned way, changing line-up and arrangement of songs, depending on the gig. This bold, almost jazz-like vision for performing has earned him a fiercely loyal support up and down the UK. You never know quite what you're going to get at a Blue Rose Code show, the only guarantee is an unforgettable live experience. It's this live reputation that recently had Edith Bowman personally ask for Ross to perform on the launch show of BBC At The Quay with Texas and Stornoway. Edith described Ross' performance with a nine-piece band, including guest Karine Polwart, as, truly special and beautiful. With album three very nearly in the can, Danny Thompson returning and a number of other high-profile guests TBA, it seems Blue Rose Code will continue to go precisely where his instincts take him. If you've not yet heard the music of Blue Rose Code, well, you're late to the party but we've saved you a seat.

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Phil Beer At St Helens Alveston

on Thu, 24 Sep 2015 at Bristol St Helens Church, Alveston Doors 7:30 and performance at 8:00 pm

Phil Beer is the legendary multi instrumentalist half of the band "Show of Hands". After a sell out performance at St Helen's last year we are delighted to welcome him back again. Phil's virtuoso musicianship, soulful voice and amusing anecdotes promise a truly entertaining evening.

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Grainne Duffy Band

on Thu, 24 Sep 2015 at Evesham The Iron Road Doors 8pm

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Emily Smith

on Thu, 24 Sep 2015 at Witney Fat Lils Doors 7.30pm / Live Music from 8.15pm

Having celebrated a decade as one of Scottish music's most distinctively sublime voices, Emily Smith begins a fresh chapter in her illustrious, award-winning, TV-appearing career. For her fifth solo album Echoes, Emily returns to her first love of traditional song. Her gift for finding a personal connection in these passed-down, anon-penned words is still at the heart of her craft. But this is a bold new phase in Emily's music and with it comes what she describes as a new Scottish sound. £10 on the door

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Cardboard Fox

on Thu, 24 Sep 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors 7:00pm Music starts 8:00pm

An acoustic quartet from Bath playing bluegrass styled original material and re-imagined folk songs. Cardboard Fox are hard to categorise. All four musicians have roots in bluegrass music but their collective influences reach much further and this shows in their music. Formed in late 2013, the band have known each other for much longer but have been waiting for the right opportunity to make it work. All that was needed was for everyone to be in the right place and Joe's moving from Norwich to Bath was the catalyst that allowed it to happen. This is a group of musicians who are very, very excited about what this line up can create and that's what makes this acoustic quartet so special. With a focus on original writing and re-imagined folk songs taken from a very different perspective, this band is not to be missed.

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Rura

on Thu, 24 Sep 2015 at London The Courtyard 7:00pm

Since bursting on to the Scottish folk scene just a few short years ago, RURA have quickly become one of the most sought-after bands of their generation and a hit at festivals throughout Europe, renowned for their rugged, energetic arrangements. In their midst are three BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year finalists, as well as two All-Ireland bodhran champions, yet together they have already racked up an impressive array of accolades in their relatively short tenure including being voted 'Best Up and Coming Act' at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2011 and nominations for both 'Folk Band of the Year' (Scots Trad Music Awards 2012) and the 'Horizon Award' at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2013.

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Jim Causley: 'forgotten Kingdom' Album Launch

on Thu, 24 Sep 2015 at London Kings Place 8:00pm

Five times BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jim Causley is singer/accordionist who is passionate about traditional song and particularly that of his native Devon. Previous incarnations include The Devil's Interval and Mawkin:Causley and he has recorded with the likes of Waterson:Carthy, Show of Hands, John McCusker and David Rotheray of Beautiful South fame. In recent years, projects have included touring with Steve Knightley and Kate Rusby. 2015 sees the release of a new album Forgotten Kingdom, somewhat of a departure and a new beginning; this is Jim's first album of entirely self-penned material. It is being recorded and produced by Phil Beer and will mark exactly ten years since the release of Causley's debut album Fruits of the Earth. 2013's Cyprus Well saw Jim setting to music the poems of his relative, the late Charles Causley. This new album will showcase him not just as a fine traditional singer and musician, not only as an interpreter of others people's words but as a fine wordsmith in his own right. It will feature many of Jim's friends from the Devon folk scene including members of Show of Hands, Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll, long-time collaborator James Dumbelton as well as some surprise cameos. You can expect to hear a few re-workings of traditional tales as well as songs exploring previously untold stories of Causley's native Westcountry inspired by projects he has been involved in during the past few years such as a collaboration with artist Simon Pope and Exeter's Spacex Gallery which focused on the tin mining heritage of Devon and produced the song 'Pride of the Moor'. And it wouldn't be a Jim Causley without a few light-hearted numbers to offset the balance! This will be an album firmly rooted in ancient history yet told from a bang up-to-date perspective with all the light and shade which that entails. Male Singer of the Year Spiral Earth Awards 2014 Top 10 Folk Albums of 2013 The Telegraph 'Jim Causley and his fellow folk musicians bring it to life with real zest, his deep baritone voice soaring as he sings.' ★★★★ The Telegraph

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Ric Sanders Trio In Concert

on Thu, 24 Sep 2015 at Wigan Parish Church 7:00pm

Ric Sanders playing career first started in 1972 when he toured Europe with Stomu Yamash'ta. After this he was a member of Soft Machine for several years. He later went on to join The Albion Band and made a significant contribution to their key album " Rise up like the Sun ". He has also done session work for artists such as Robert Plant, Rick Wakeman, Jethro Tull, and Robert Plant. His most long lasting claim to fame is that he has been a member of Fairport Convention since 1984. He is joined in the trio by Vo Fletcher on guitar and vocals and Michael Gregory on Drums and percussion They are both highly regarded musicians with a wide range of influences . You may possibly hear songs by Warren Zevon The Beatles , and even reinterpretations of Fairport material. We are very pleased to have a rare gig with these 3 supremely talented musicians. Our opening artist for the evening is Tim Lee. Tim has been working at his craft for some time now and his songs have an insighful quality to them. We think his latest album is his best so far

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Southdowns Folk Festival 2015

on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 at Bognor Regis The Regis Centre 7.00pm ( Fri & Sat ), 6.30pm (Sun )

The third Southdowns Folk Festival 25-27 September promises to be even bigger and better than before with great folk & roots headline & support acts, a superb dance programme, Sussex Young Folk Competition, `Big Bite` Food Festival, singarounds, music workshops, ceilidhs, craft displays, fascinating market stalls, sumptuous catering, quality childrens` entertainments and much, much more . . . Line Up: Friday 25 Sept 7.30pm: Scottish award winning band Breabach, plus support from the multi-talented Paul Downes Saturday 26 Sept ( matineee ) 2pm - 4.30pm: The multi talented PILGIMS` WAY Evening 7.30pm : One of the very best bands to hail from Northern Ireland CRAOBH RUA supported by the 2013 BBC Folk Awards `best duo` nominees, O`HOOLEY & TIDOW Sunday 27 Sept ( matinee ) 2pm - 4.30pm : From the Northeast THE BROONZIES ( featuring Jez Lowe & ex-Lindisfarne member Rod Clements ) Evening 7.30pm : Back by huge popular demand SHOW OF HANDS supported by the brilliant Ric Sanders Trio

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Brass Monkey

on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead Door 7pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from Brass Monkey, 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 £16/13 * 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. * Children are welcome provided they sit quietly without disturbing other members of the audience. If you are unsure about this, please contact us before buying tickets for children. * Food and real ale available! Please note that you will not 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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Brass Monkey

on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead Door 7pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from Brass Monkey, 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 £16/13 * 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. * Children are welcome provided they sit quietly without disturbing other members of the audience. If you are unsure about this, please contact us before buying tickets for children. * Food and real ale available! Please note that you will not 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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Never The Bride

on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 at Chichester The Chichester Inn Doors 8pm

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Stompin' Dave & His Bluegrass Band

on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8.00pm

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The Watershed Band Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin

on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

2015 sees Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, winners of the 2014 BBC Folk Award for Best Duo, embarking on an exciting new project. They plan on recording their new album, Watershed, with an extended line up, and are offering this brand new four piece to a limited number of festivals to tie in with the album launch. "We've honed our sound as a duo, and do a lot of multi-tasking to enlarge that sound, but when we heard these guys performing, we knew we wanted to involve them in our next project" says Hannah. They first met bass player Matt Downer playing with legendary Welsh band Jamie Smith's Mabon, and soon had him working on their last studio album, Mynd. "Working with Matt is a real pleasure," says Phil, "He's an incredibly intuitive musician with echoes of Danny Thompson in his sound". James Taylor completes the line up, on percussion and vibraphone. Phil says, "We saw him performing with singer-songwriter Sean Taylor, and couldn't get over the sensitivity of his playing, and his constant innovation - you've never seen someone play drums like this before". He combines a classical background with a feel for world and folk musics. The result is The Watershed Band, a unique collaboration that takes Phillip and Hannah's innovative duo sound to the next level of soulful expression combined with rhythmic drive. "We got everyone together for a rehearsal and within a couple of minutes we knew we'd hit on a really special line up. We're feeling incredibly excited about the potential of this project!" - Hannah The Watershed Band hit the road for selected festivals in the summer, before the launch tour for Watershed in Sept/Oct.

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Larry Miller

on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre Show Starts 8.00pm

Famous for his mesmerising guitar playing and high octane shows, Larry Miller will be showcasing his new critically acclaimed album 'Soldier Of the Line'. If you like Rory Gallagher, Joe Bonamassa, Gary Moore, Walter Trout or Jimi Hendrix, you'll want to see Larry Miller. Blues Rock brilliance...Keeper of the British blues-rock flame Classic Rock's The Blues magazine

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Megson - Chapels & Churches Tour

on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 at Westbury on Trym Methodist Church Doors 7:30pm, Start 8:00pm

Critically acclaimed folk-roots duo MEGSON bring their Chapels & Churches tour to the beautiful setting of Westbury on Trym Methodist Church, Bristol. The concert is on Friday 25th September at 8pm. Doors 7.30pm will open at 8:00pm. All Tickets £12-00 Profits from tonights gig will go to Fight for Sight.

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The Furrow Collective

on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

Rachel Newton, Lucy Farrell, Emily Portman and Alasdair Roberts. Four of the finest, award-winning musicians on the UK folk scene delve into the obscure world of balladry at its darkest and quirkiest with an eclectic backing of harp, guitar, viola, concertina, banjo, musical saw and rousing harmonies. Doors at 7.00pm. Show starts at 8.00pm.

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Damien Barber & Mike Wilson

on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 8:00pm

Damien Barber is not only famous for the Demon Barbers "Lock in" & "Disco at the Tavern" Folk/Groove Dance outfits but is a fine singer and player to boot. Mike Wilson of The Wilson Family singing band have recently appeared with Sting on his production of "The Last Ship"... The Wilson Family: "Bringing the house down" The Journal Review: Sting: The Last Ship: The Sage Gateshead, 10th Birthday Appeal Benefit Concert Updated: 26 April 2015 Another great review, this one from The Journal: "But the biggest cheer of the afternoon went to the Wilson Family, from Teesside......Unaccompanied and in perfect harmony, and without microphones, they sang a song called Big Steamers (words by Rudyard Kipling) and brought the house down." See www.damienandmike.co.uk

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Damien Barber & Mike Wilson

on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 8:00pm

Damien Barber is not only famous for the Demon Barbers "Lock in" & "Disco at the Tavern" Folk/Groove Dance outfits but is a fine singer and player to boot. Mike Wilson of The Wilson Family singing band have recently appeared with Sting on his production of "The Last Ship"... The Wilson Family: "Bringing the house down" The Journal Review: Sting: The Last Ship: The Sage Gateshead, 10th Birthday Appeal Benefit Concert Updated: 26 April 2015 Another great review, this one from The Journal: "But the biggest cheer of the afternoon went to the Wilson Family, from Teesside......Unaccompanied and in perfect harmony, and without microphones, they sang a song called Big Steamers (words by Rudyard Kipling) and brought the house down." See www.damienandmike.co.uk

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Ribbon Road. No Redemption Songs

on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 at Newcastle upon Tyne St Teresa's Hall 7:30am

Live music and Film to mark 30 years since the miners' strike of 1984/5. Songs by Brenda Heslop and films by Keith Pattison. With Geoff Heslop and Jill Heslop.

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Ribbon Road. No Redemption Songs

on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 at Newcastle upon Tyne St Teresa's Hall 7:30am

Live music and Film to mark 30 years since the miners' strike of 1984/5. Songs by Brenda Heslop and films by Keith Pattison. With Geoff Heslop and Jill Heslop.

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Kris Drever & Ian Carr

on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 at London Kings Place 8:00pm

Kris Drever (Lau) and Ian Carr are two of the finest and most influential, in-demand acoustic guitarists in the world today. The exceptionally talented duo have collaborated in several other line ups (such as with English folk singer Kate Rusby and Scotland's remarkable Eddi Reader). Touring as a duo for the first time, these shows offer an opportunity to hear live, material from Ian Carr's recently released and highly acclaimed 2015 album Who He? (Reveal Records) alongside songs and tunes from Kris Drever's much loved catalogue. Kris Drever's voice and guitar form part of the backbone of today's contemporary roots scene. Widely admired as a solo artist, collaborator, and member of folk superstars Lau, he is a phenomenal and prolific artist. These shows promise to be spirited and infectious occasions that will live long in the memory. 'Kris Drever is a serious talent' MOJO 'The folk revival has a new standard bearer' Q Magazine 'Ian Carr has managed to invent a whole new way of being a guitarist. Everyone pinches Ian's harmonies and techniques and rhythmic thinking. Also, he's really funny. Like, really really funny' Kris Drever, Lau 'One of the most innovative, brilliant and sympathetic guitarists Britain has produced in any genre' fRoots 'Ian Carr is a creative free spirit who fills the room with guitar sounds, leads, plectrums, jackets, half-eaten sandwiches, laughs and MILLIONS of chords. Spike and sparkle, shoelaces and giggles, chords and jangle. Happy, happy, happy boy' Eddi Reader, MBE 'Ian Carr saved me from and for instrumental folk music, by taking folk music, putting it in his brain, somehow reorganising it and playing it back to me. I was never the same again. He's like a human, musical Magimix' Eliza Carthy, MBE 'Ian Carr set fire to my electric kettle on the stove. It's not affectation, he's a true eccentric, that's why no one else can play like him. I kinda love him and miss playing with him... but not enough to move to Sweden' Chris Wood 'Ian Carr is a rare example of a musician who communicates so much personality and wit in his playing, that it is impossible not to like him.' Adrian McNally, The Unthanks 'Ian Carr has helped inspire a whole new generation, and now he's made a wonderful solo record.' John McCusker

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Ezio

on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 at Nottingham The Doghouse 7:00pm

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The Toasters

on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 at Southampton The Talking Heads 7:30pm

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Kat & Co

on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 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. -------- Kat & Co. pioneer a music style which respectfully preserves the tradition of the Blues whilst focusing on the modernization of its sound. Their songs are usually centered on metropolitan life and, through the use of contemporary beats and present day production techniques, their music appeals to people of all ages. Already described by some as "Night Club Blues" (Blues Matters), their smoky, sassy but very classy approach to the genre is meant for an audience appreciative of Blues, Soul and Jazz.

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Tarantella Beats Party With Amaraterra

on Fri, 25 Sep 2015 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

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Mick Ryan & Paul Downes: Shammick Acoustic

on Sat, 26 Sep 2015 at Combe Martin The Pack o' Cards Doors 7.30 pm for 8 pm start

Paul Downes is no stranger to either the West Country (a native and resident of Exmouth) or in particular to Shammick Acoustic. He seems to turn up as a guest artist on a regular basis, either on his own or with other performers this time with renowned singer-songwriter Mick Ryan. Mick is well-known on the English folk scene not just for his superb voice, but also for his songwriting, many of which songs are sung by a host of other professional and amateur performers. Having written both comic and serious material for the very popular band, Crows, in the '80s, he has since written for radio and a series of highly successful folk operas, such as 'The Voyage', 'The Navvy's Wife', 'The Pauper's Path' and most recently the WW1 show, 'A Day's Work', all with a host of superb singers and musicians. Paul is one of the most respected artists on the British acoustic music scene. A consummately skilled guitarist and expressive singer, with the ability to bring apparently effortless brilliance to his dazzling array of guitar styles, he has worked with the likes of Phil Beer, The Arizona Smoke Revue, Pete Seeger, The Joyce Gang and Maggie Boyle. It has been said that the duo positively oozes skill and professionalism, which would surprise no-one that has seen either of them individually. Together, they provide singing, music and entertainment of the very highest quality.

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Boo Hewerdine

on Sat, 26 Sep 2015 at Matlock Bath Fishpond Doors at 7:30pm

"Boo Hewerdine is widely regarded as a songwriting legend. After fronting cult band The Bible until the mid 90's he went on to make numerous solo albums - most recently God Bless The Pretty Things for Navigator Records. He performed songs from this on the Andrew Marr Show and Songwriter's Circle on BBC4. For the last 20 years he has played with, written for and produced Eddi Reader (including her seminal Burns album) Other artists who have performed his songs include... Kris Drever, Heidi Talbot, kd Lang, Chris Difford, Jerry Douglas, Mary Chapin Carpenter, The Nashville Bluegrass Band, Duke Special and many, many others. For his latest album, Harmonograph, Boo Hewerdine resolved to record his own versions of songs he had written for, and often with, other people. From around 400 such songs he drew up a shortlist of 140. After listening to these with the album's producer, Neil MacColl, he settled on a shorter list of around 80. Then he more or less gave up. Each morning he would arrive at the studio and simply pick whichever song he fancied doing next. He resisted any pressure simply to stack together versions of his most successful collaborations. "It's not like a CV," he says. "It's not an attempt to go 'look what I've done'." One song seemed to lead on to the next: "There just seemed to be an atmosphere emerging". That was what he was after. The twelve songs that eventually surfaced - some well-known, like the Eddi Reader hit single Patience Of Angels, some not, and some never recorded previously - became Harmonograph. Seated.

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Chris Jagger's Atcha!

on Sat, 26 Sep 2015 at Dartford The Mick Jagger Centre Doors at 7.30pm. On stage at 8pm

Tickets booked through Wegottickets are for unallocated seats. If you wish to choose your seats, please call the venue on 01322 291100 to book. Concession tickets are only available direct from the venue, 01322 291100.

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Co Co & The Butterfields

on Sat, 26 Sep 2015 at Howden The Shire Hall 7.30 FOR 8PM

Colourful, energetic & crowd-stamping, CoCo and the Butterfields express all the fun and vibrance of a village folk fair, throwing in powerful vocals and a beatbox to deliver catchy songs resonating in a stadium-filling pop and urban rap vibe. Yet the atmosphere is intimate, popular with audiences of all ages. The uniquely styled music transcends genre, skipping right to the part where people start dancing. CoCo and the Butterfields are on a mission to bring people from all backgrounds together, to have a good time! All previously buskers, the spirit of jamming together and combining styles came naturally when Jamie (beatbox) was first invited by Tom and Dulcima to provide percussion for the early CATB recordings in 2012, and the band quickly grew into the 5 piece it is today, with Micah and Handsome Rob learning new instruments to extend the sound. The band have released four EPs, in the spirit of let's get the music out there. Warriors (2013), King of the Corner (2013), Fip Fok (2014) and See the Sun (2014). Warriors, one of the most anthemic songs, was launched at a sell out show at Canterbury's 1,200 capacity Marlowe Theatre followed by the release of the self-made fantasy music video, featuring the creation of an entire world, band members cast as lead characters and a trilogy film series to follow. Their latest release, See the Sun, saw each band member create a superhero persona for the music video which featured a comic book style story and some home-made effects. See the Sun was launched at Kent's biggest venue, the 2,400 capacity Winter Gardens, where Tom's nan once saw the Beatles perform. The show featured CoCo and the Butterfields supported by brass and strings sections, guest beatboxers plus an 80 adult choir and a 150 strong children's choir from 5 local schools. Dulcima built a 7-foot sun which hung behind the band in front of a wall bedecked with starry LEDs. And loads of lovely people came! In 2014 the band performed 3 slots at Glastonbury. It was the first time any of them had been and they enjoyed it very much. They also made an appearance at many other major festivals, with plenty of the stage managers commenting that they were the "act of the year".

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Kirk Fletcher

on Sat, 26 Sep 2015 at Sandwich St Mary's Church 7pm

Widely considered one of the best blues guitarists in the world, (and thats from Joe Bonamassa!!)Kirk Fletcher has commanded the respect and acclaim of critics, peers and fans across the globe. He is a four-time Blues Music Award nominee and has played with a variety of popular artists, including a four-year role as lead guitarist of The Fabulous Thunderbirds.

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Damien Barber & Mike Wilson

on Sat, 26 Sep 2015 at Barton The Ropewalk Doors open at 7pm, gig starts at 8pm

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Cara Dillon

on Sat, 26 Sep 2015 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre Show Starts 8.00pm

If you don't know the voice of extraordinary Irish singer, Cara Dillon, you're in for a treat. If you are already amongst her legions of admirers around the world, you know you have something special in store. It has been five years since the world last heard from Cara. She has taken time off to embrace motherhood and combat serious illness. But along with her husband and collaborator, Sam Lakeman (brother of Mercury nominated folk rocker Seth) she has returned with her most gorgeous album yet 'A Thousand Hearts'.

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Megson

on Sat, 26 Sep 2015 at Cilcain St Mary the Virgin Parish Church Doors 7.00pm, Concert 7.30pm.

Acclaimed folk duo MEGSON return to the beautiful setting of St Mary the Virgin, in the village of Cilcain, near Mold, North Wales. Doors 7.00. Concert 7.30. All tickets £12 - unreserved seating. Non-alcoholic bar (but pub just across the lane!)

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Kris Drever & Ian Carr

on Sat, 26 Sep 2015 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

Kris Drever (Lau) and Ian Carr are two of the finest and most influential, in demand acoustic guitarists in the world today. The exceptionally talented duo have collaborated in several other line ups (such as with English folk singer Kate Rusby and Scotland's remarkable Eddi Reader). Touring as a duo for the first time, these shows offer an opportunity to hear live, material from Ian Carr's recently released and highly acclaimed 2015 album Who He? (Reveal Records) alongside songs and tunes from Kris Drever's much loved catalogue.

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Jenn Grant

on Sat, 26 Sep 2015 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jenn Grant is one of Canada's most beloved singer-songwriters. She has charmed audiences at home and abroad with now five celebrated albums of varying styles that have jumped effortlessly between irresistible pop songs and intimate folk ballads. In just the last few years alone, she has won multiple East Coast Music Awards and, most recently, earned nominations for two 2015 JUNO Awards, including songwriter of the year for her new record'Compostela'. She's one of the best singers in the world right now. ~ Buck 65 Recent praise for Compostela: "Jenn Grant's dreamy, harp-and woodwinds folk is the work of a painter born in paradise" Sydney Morning Herald, January 2015 "Beautifully crafted" The National Post "Musical Magic" The Star "Jenn Grant is at the very top of her game" New Music Canada "Compostela is the perfect balance of light and dark" CBC [Features in the CBC end of year Best albums of 2014' List #12] "New Level Of Excellence" Ottawa Citizen

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Before The Gold Rush @ The Slaughtered Lamb

on Sat, 26 Sep 2015 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

The finest folk and Americana live music night in London.

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Dart Gig Promotions Presents Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting And Nancy Kerr

on Sun, 27 Sep 2015 at Brixham Theatre 7.30 pm

Sunday 27 September 7.30 pm Dart Gig Promotions presents Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting and Nancy Kerr Comprising three of Britain's finest musicians and interpreters of songs and tunes, each member of this trio is an acknowledged virtuoso in their own right. Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting and Nancy Kerr have come together for the joy of playing and exploring the possibilities of music, after appearing on stages in various combinations over recent years, and thoroughly enjoying it! Martin Simpson has been nominated an astounding 26 times in 12 years at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for his solo works as well as stage collaborations. A member of English folk band, Blowzabella, Andy Cutting is an outstanding melodeon player who plays originals and interpretations of traditional folk. Nancy Kerr began her folk music journey with fellow fiddler Eliza Carthy, and has collaborated before with guitarist Martin Simpson. It's not every day that we have 'Folk Royalty' at Brixham Theatre so book your tickets as soon as possible. All Tickets £14

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Stories And Songs: Judie Tzuke

on Sun, 27 Sep 2015 at Edinburgh The Caves Doors 7.30pm

Judie is back on the road for a special tour performing acoustically at selected intimate venues like the stunning Caves in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town. Please note this show is all seated. 'Songs and Stories' mixes old favourites and new songs and tales from across her life and career. Judie Tzuke is one of the UK's finest singer/songwriters and is known all over the world for her timeless song, 'Stay With Me Till Dawn', her albums, including the revered classic, 'Welcome to the Cruise' and her exquisite live shows. Come and see what an extraordinary artist she is. 'Much of the audience has been in love with her since Stay With Me Till Dawn echoed around their bedrooms the first time they got their hearts broken' The Independent 'The voice has lost none of its cool, plaintive appeal; it's still an instrument of icy allure' The Times

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Sunjay

on Sun, 27 Sep 2015 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

"Sunjay is very much the man of the moment. Not so much the flavour of the month as the flavour of the year." Living Tradition 4* - Maverick, 3* - R2, 3* - The Telegraph, 4* - The Scotsman. You could be forgiven for thinking at first listen; singer/guitarist Sunjay is older than his 21 years. With a relaxed and confident manner, vocal style and mastery of his instrument he walks onto a stage and addresses the audience as though he is sitting down to play music with a group of close friends; a completely natural approach for a young man who picked up the guitar when he was just 4 years old and hasn't put it down since. Sunjay's style has that natural drift between folk and blues and both camps have recognised his obvious flair. There have been a clutch of award nominations, including winning the Wath Festival Young Performers Award. He also made the final selection for the BBC's Young Folk Award in 2012, had three nominations at the Exposure Music Awards 2014 and was also recognised by the 2014 British Blues Awards. Drawing from a rich, musical and cultural background it is hardly surprising that Sunjay has quickly become recognised as one of the UK's rising stars. His performances have been described as mature & confident, while his guitar playing has been hailed as superb, brilliant, experienced, intricate & faultless. Sunjay clocked over a hundred tour dates in 2013 supporting the likes of Steeleye Span, Martin Simpson, Passenger, and Terry Reid. With two albums already to his name, ('Seems So Real' 2011 and 'One Night Only' 2013) Sunjay has just recorded his third release (Sunjay released 29th September 2014). The self-titled new album features Sunjay at his finest, collaborating with musicians including producer Eddy Morton (The Bushbury Mountain Daredevils), Liam Genockey (Steeleye Span), Katriona Gilmore (Gilmore & Roberts), Dan Walsh (Walsh & Pound), Sarah Smout (The Gren Bartley Band), and Charlie Barker. "Already creating a stir with talents way beyond his years. A really soothing, natural sound and most definitely destined for bigger things." - Maverick Magazine For such a young performer, Sunjay shows real confidence, maturity and ease on stage that it seems like he has been doing nothing else all of his life. Folk All Magazine "A great voice."- Blues Matters Magazine He's a wizard on the guitar; I think I'd call it jazz-folk! Vin Garbutt An amazing picker, a must see. Terry Reid "Listen, watch and take note." - FATEA Magazine BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Nominee 2012 Wath Young Performers Award Winner 2012 Exposure Music Awards Triple Nominee 2014 British Blues Awards Nominee 2014 For more information and the latest tour news, please visit www.sunjay.tv https://www.facebook.com/OfficialSunjay

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Dean Friedman

on Sun, 27 Sep 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Hailed by critics and fans alike as a one of the finest songwriters of his generation, Dean Friedman has achieved legendary, pop icon status for chart topping hits, Ariel, Lucky Stars, Lydia, Woman of Mine and more. Invite family and friends for an evening of powerful, poignant and hilarious songs about the ordinary and extraordinary lives we share! The soundtrack of our lives! (New York Times); An amazing Talent! (Sun); Songsmith extraordinaire! (Music Week); Stunning Musicianship! (Hot Press). Entirely Unique and Utterly Brilliant! (ThreeWeeks).

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Tim Grimm

on Sun, 27 Sep 2015 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

Tim Grimm is a bit of a Rennaisance man in the performing arts world. He has for the past 15 years, blended his love for songwriting, travel, and the storytelling of acting (theatre, film and television). His most recent recording, The Turning Point, produced the #1 song on Folk radio in 2014 - King Of The Folksingers. It was a particularly gratifying honor, given the song is a tribute to Tim's friend and musical icon, Ramblin' Jack Elliott. Tim's history with Ramblin' Jack goes back 30 years-- beginning with a bicycle ride that led to The Newport Folk Festival. After college, Grimm pursed an MFA in Theatre at The University of Michigan and from there worked in Regional Theatre, settling in Chicago. In Chicago, he studied briefly at the Old Town School of Folk Music and began writing songs and performing. He put together a band, Tim Grimm and The True Hearts and released 2 CDs. After several years (1990s) working in Los Angeles (where he co-starred for 2 seasons on the NBC drama Reasonable Doubts, and appeared in several films and tv projects), Tim returned home to Indiana. He now lives with his wife on 80 acres close to where he grew up. Tim's songs are full of the rural rumblings that have shaped his liferich with descriptive details, and sung with warmth and intimacyrecognizing the inextinguishable national romance with the idea of the family farm and the vanishing landscape of rural America.

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Matt Gordon & Leonard Podolak

on Sun, 27 Sep 2015 at Clayton Le Moors Mill House 7.15pm

Last seen in the UK for a string of highly successful festival appearances in the summer of 2014, Matt and Leonard delighted audiences accross the country with their unique mix of banjo, fiddle, clogging and hamboning. Leonard Podolak has been touring full force for the last 20 years mostly with the bands Scruj Mac Duhk, and then the Juno/Grammy Award winning The Duhks, who have played at Cambridge, Shrewsbury, and the Eastleigh (now Wickham) Festivals.He is a critically acclaimed 5-String Claw-hammer banjo player, and is known for putting together wonderful combinations of musicians, often creating a full, but new sound in what ever project he touches. However, when taking a break from The Dukhs, Leonard relishes every opportunity to tour and play with his great friend and musical partner Matt Gordon. Matt Gordon has been living in the woodwork of the music business. He's a great Fiddler, Clogger, Hambonist, and Harmonica player. He toured in the 80s and 90s with the Fiddle Puppet Dancers, taking part in the London debut of Riverdance, and participating in festivals around North America and Europe, with that group. Together they bring exceptional musical talent as well as an exciting performance, guaranteed to bring a smile to the faces of their audience members. Theirs is an exciting show of Old-Time traditional fiddle and Banjo Music. They also clog, and do Hambone. And their number one goal is break down the wall between them and the crowd, where everyone in the room creates the experience. In the last couple years they have played at festivals in Canada, Scotland and England. They have toured western Canada, and in The Winter of 2012 were the openers for folk superstars Show Of Hands, playing theatres all across the UK Their latest CD, featuring their pal Bill Shanley called 'Three Thin Dimes' is the first full recorded effort on Matt's part, and although he knows many people in the Old Time Music world, and has recorded a track or two on other Cds he has not toured much in the recent years prior to this project, focussing on his career as a woodworker, and cabinet maker. In England for a handful of intimate performances, this is their only date in the north west of England. So catch them while you can. They are unique, they are entertaining and they are very special. An event not to be missed.

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The Dovetail Trio & Greg Russell

on Sun, 27 Sep 2015 at Topsham Matthews Hall 8:00pm

As The Dovetail Trio, Jamie Roberts, Rosie Hood and Matt Quinn present England's traditional songs with a bold and fresh approach, infectious energy and a passion for musical heritage. Greg Russell is no stranger to Topsham folk club being a regular performer at our singers' nights in recent times. He now has a national profile on the British folk scene.

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Danny Schmidt With Special Guest Carrie Elkin

on Sun, 27 Sep 2015 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Named to the Chicago Tribune's 50 Most Significant Songwriters in the Last 50 Years, Austin, TX-based singer/songwriter Danny Schmidt has amassed a cult following for his stunningly poetic, poignant imagery. With lyrical depth drawing comparisons to Leonard Cohen, Townes Van Zandt, and Dave Carter, Schmidt is considered a preeminent writer, an artist whose earthy poetry manages to somehow conjure magic from the mundane, leading Sing Out Magazine's proclamation that: "Schmidt is a force of nature: a blue moon, a hundred-year flood, an avalanche of a singer-songwriter. His songs are a flood of poetry, mythology, folk wisdom, and surprise. He is perhaps the best new songwriter we've heard in the last 15 years." Performing solo almost exclusively, armed with just his voice, his acoustic guitar, and his acute commentary, Schmidt's an authentic timeless troubadour, one man sharing his truth in the form of songs, unadorned and intimate. The understated effect can be startlingly powerful. As songwriter Jeffrey Foucault put it: "Everything about the man is gentle, except for his capacity for insight, which is crushing." After garnering unanimous critical praise for his self-released Parables & Primes album in 2005, Schmidt's follow up release, Little Grey Sheep in 2007 began a streak of albums that charted at #1 on the Folk Radio Charts internationally. And on the heels of being crowned with one of the prestigeous Kerrville New Folk awards in 2007, Schmidt won the notice of venerable Americana roots label, Red House Records, who began releasing his albums in 2009, alongside such notable artists as Greg Brown, Eliza Gilkyson, Jorma Kaukonen, and John Gorka, thus exposing his music to a broader audience. Schmidt released three albums on Red House Records, including the critically acclaimed debut Instead The Forest Rose To Sing in 2009, the spare and intimate Man Of Many Moons in 2011, and culminating with the amorous duo album For Keeps with his partner, Carrie Elkin, in 2014. Schmidt's latest release is a mystical collection of ethereal allegories entitled, Owls, set to be released in mid-2015. Danny will be accompanied tonight by his wife, an extraordinary singer and songwriter in her own right, Carrie Elkin.

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Harpeth Rising

on Sun, 27 Sep 2015 at Canterbury The Black Robin Inn 7:00pm

Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start (NOTE LATER THAN USUAL START FOR THE BLACK ROBIN GIGS) Tickets £12 online £13 cash or cheque in advance £14 on the door HARPETH RISING chose to name themselves after a river because water is both dynamic and powerful. These words also describe the music created by the three women Jordana Greenberg, Rebecca Reed-Lunn and Maria Di Meglio. Unapologetic genre-benders, they fuse Folk, Newgrass, Rock and Classical into a sound that is organically unique. Hallmarks of their music include expansive three-part harmonies, consummate musicianship and a deft, yet soulful lyrical perspective. Harpeth Rising's roots run deep from their varied ancestry across Eastern Europe to the musical hotbed of the Mid-South they now call home, they weave together ancient and modern ideas, creating a sound that is both familiar and impossible to categorize. We don't set out to create something different, we just write in a way that is true to ourselves while rying to always expand and explore the new influences in our lives. says Greenberg. We're aware of genre divisions, we're just not bound by them. After meeting at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where all three members earned performance degrees, Harpeth Rising began on a cross-country road trip. Inspired by a summer spent jamming at campsites and attending folk and bluegrass festivals, Greenberg violin) and Reed-Lunn (banjo) decided to pursue a slightly different path than their classical backgrounds would suggest. They began writing original songs and performing 4 to 5 nights a week, developing their sound and their repertoire. It was with the addition of Di Meglio (cello) that the lineup was complete, and the three women piled into a Prius and began to tour. Despite the presence of only three string instruments on stage, Harpeth Rising produces a profusion of sound generally created by a much larger ensemble. From breathtaking energy to intimate connection, their live performances are kinetic events in which their passion and their abilities are equally displayed. Harpeth Rising can create a listening room from a rowdy bar crowd, and can inspire even the weariest of audiences. After only a few months as a band, they embarked on tour of England, which included a performance with The Bath Philharmonia. They were invited to perform at The Cambridge FolkFestival the following summer, and have since played festivals across England and the United States, including The Kerrville Folk Festival, ROMPfest, Blissfest, The Fylde Folk Festival, The Purbeck Folk Festival and dozens more. Building their fan base in the tradition of all wandering minstrels - passionately and by word-of-mouth - they now perform to sold-out audiences internationally. They have released four albums in as many years Harpeth Rising (2010), Dead Man's Hand (2011), The End of the World (2012), a collaboration with master wordsmith David Greenberg (Jordana's father), and Tales From Jackson Bridge, (2013). Their fifth album, Shifted, is set to release in early 2015. We at FitB were lucky to catch their performance at Cambridge Folk Festival two years ago and made a mental note to book them as soon as the opportunity arose. This is a very special musical combo really one not to miss. www.harpethrising.com

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Danny Schmidt

on Mon, 28 Sep 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Named to the Chicago Tribune's 50 Most Significant Songwriters in the Last 50 Years, Austin, TX-based singer/songwriter Danny Schmidt has amassed a cult following for his stunningly poetic, poignant imagery. With lyrical depth drawing comparisons to Leonard Cohen, Townes Van Zandt, and Dave Carter, Schmidt is considered a preeminent writer, leading Sing Out Magazine to proclaim that: Schmidt is a force of nature: a blue moon, a hundred-year flood, an avalanche of a singer-songwriter. His songs are a flood of poetry, mythology, folk wisdom, and surprise. He is perhaps the best new songwriter we've heard in the last 15 years. Performing solo almost exclusively, armed with just his voice, his acoustic guitar, and his acute commentary, Schmidt's an authentic timeless troubadour, one man sharing his truth in the form of songs, unadorned and intimate. The understated effect can be startlingly powerful. As songwriter Jeffrey Foucault put it: Everything about the man is gentle, except for his capacity for insight, which is crushing.

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Grainne Duffy

on Mon, 28 Sep 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Grainne Duffy is a unique talent, raw and powerful, edgy and elegant. Growing up in Co. Monaghan, Ireland she gained exposure at an early age to such defining influential artists as The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac and The Pretenders by raiding her elder sisters' record collection and very soon was developing her own musical tastes. This began when she heard the subtle playing of Peter Green on such songs as 'NeedYour Love So Bad' and 'Albatross', which was to pave the way for Grainne to start listening to other guitarists such as B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan and of course Rory Gallagher. Such a fascination led to Grainne picking up the guitar and beginning what was to be just the start of her musical journey.

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Grainne Duffy

on Mon, 28 Sep 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Grainne Duffy is a unique talent, raw and powerful, edgy and elegant. Growing up in Co. Monaghan, Ireland she gained exposure at an early age to such defining influential artists as The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac and The Pretenders by raiding her elder sisters' record collection and very soon was developing her own musical tastes. This began when she heard the subtle playing of Peter Green on such songs as 'NeedYour Love So Bad' and 'Albatross', which was to pave the way for Grainne to start listening to other guitarists such as B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan and of course Rory Gallagher. Such a fascination led to Grainne picking up the guitar and beginning what was to be just the start of her musical journey.

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Harpeth Rising

on Tue, 29 Sep 2015 at Lowdham The Old Ship Inn Doors open 7.30pm, Concert starts 8pm

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Suzzy Roche And Lucy Wainwright Roche In Concert

on Tue, 29 Sep 2015 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

One time member of The ROCHES. After a lifetime of performing and recording, these days Suzzy enjoys singing on the road with her daughter Lucy Wainwright Roche (lucywainwrightroche.com) Lucy & Suzzy recorded their first CD Fairytale and Myth which won the popular vote for best singer/songwriter album of the year for the Independent Music Awards 2014.

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Danny Schmidt

on Wed, 30 Sep 2015 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

A man, a guitar and a bagful of the best songs you'll hear today that's Danny Schmidt in a nutshell. Oh, and he's also a genius and that is a view shared by pretty much anyone who has had the privilege to see him. And if you doubt that just listen to 'Company of Friends' or 'Stained Glass', two of the best songs written by anyone over the past 30 years. He is hands down one of the best living musicians/poets - Bob Thiele, famed Nashville record producer and writer of such classics as What a Wonderful World "With beautifully crafted, lonesome pines music and complex beguiling words, he would've fitted neatly on the bill at any '60s coffee house alongside Townes Van Zandt or Leonard Cohen" Q Magazine UK Danny is unanimously regarded as incredible, if not unbelievable, if not just plain beautiful - an astounding guitar player and a true poet (if the wind can be called a poet). - Songwriter Paul Curreri "Danny Schmidt is a force of nature: a blue moon, a hundred-year flood, an avalanche of a singer-songwriter. His songs are a flood of poetry, mythology, folk wisdom, and surprise." - Matt Watroba, Sing Out! magazine "The most brilliant young songwriter I've heard in the past 25 years. His songs are thrillingly poetic." - Rich Warren, The Midnight Special on WFUV "There are inevitable comparisons with Cohen and Dylan, but these are songs of such quality and beauty that they more than hold their own in this exalted company.", Maverick Magazine UK In my life there have been 'special' songs, the where and when of their first hearing I will remember as long as I draw breath. 'Stained Glass' is the latest addition to that select category, establishing a practically unassailable standard. Arthur Wood, Folkwax "The best songwriter since the late Dave Carter. Danny Schmidt is a profound talent." - Kevin McCarthy, Folk Music Reviews "Everything about the man is gentle, except his capacity for insight, which is crushing. - Songwriter Jeffrey Foucault "Danny Schmidt's outstanding . . . one of the best songwriters I've ever heard. Every word." - Songwriter Chuck Brodsky "Schmidt has the poetry and flow of Dylan without the drawback of having his voice. The songs breathe because they have the room to. He combines the starkness of early Iron & Wine with the torrent that is Josh Ritter." - David Cowling, Americana UK Named to the Chicago Tribune's 50 Most Significant Songwriters in the Last 50 Years, Austin, TX-based singer/songwriter Danny Schmidt has amassed a cult following for his stunningly poetic, poignant imagery. With lyrical depth drawing comparisons to Leonard Cohen, Townes Van Zandt, and Dave Carter, Schmidt is considered a preeminent writer, an artist whose earthy poetry manages to somehow conjure magic from the mundane, leading Sing Out Magazine's proclamation that: "Schmidt is a force of nature: a blue moon, a hundred-year flood, an avalanche of a singer-songwriter. His songs are a flood of poetry, mythology, folk wisdom, and surprise. He is perhaps the best new songwriter we've heard in the last 15 years." Performing solo almost exclusively, armed with just his voice, his acoustic guitar, and his acute commentary, Schmidt's an authentic timeless troubadour, one man sharing his truth in the form of songs, unadorned and intimate. The understated effect can be startlingly powerful. As songwriter Jeffrey Foucault put it: "Everything about the man is gentle, except for his capacity for insight, which is crushing." After garnering unanimous critical praise for his self-released Parables & Primes album in 2005, Schmidt's follow up release, Little Grey Sheep in 2007 began a streak of albums that charted at #1 on the Folk Radio Charts internationally. And on the heels of being crowned with one of the prestigious Kerrville New Folk awards in 2007, Schmidt won the notice of venerable Americana roots label, Red House Records, who began releasing his albums in 2009, alongside such notable artists as Greg Brown, Eliza Gilkyson, Jorma Kaukonen, and John Gorka, thus exposing his music to a broader audience. Schmidt released three albums on Red House Records, including the critically acclaimed debut Instead The Forest Rose To Sing in 2009, the spare and intimate Man Of Many Moons in 2011, and culminating with the amorous duo album For Keeps with his partner, Carrie Elkin, in 2014. Schmidt's latest release is a mystical collection of ethereal allegories entitled, Owls, set to be released in mid-2015. Carrie Elkin will be joining him on the release tour in the UK in September/October, adding her riveting harmony vocals and powerhouse stage presence. www.dannyschmidt.com

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Krista Detor

on Thu, 1 Oct 2015 at Leicester The Musician Doors 8.00pm

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The Songs Of Leonard Cohen

on Thu, 1 Oct 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Each song stripped back - desolate, naked and sensual. Enigmatic, mysterious and sub textural, songwriter Leonard Cohen is an unflinching character, with an exact sense of prose, a wry humour and courage to wrestle with the unspoken, forgiving human frailty with the brush of each line. His recent spectacular world tour of stadium venues has been successful beyond belief but has not, with regret, exposed the solitary inner strength of his greatest songs in their original perfect form. Keith James; with a lifetime reputation of performing in this exact way and an undying love of the pure song gives you a concert of this amazing material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable. Amongst a concert of such songs as; Famous Blue Raincoat, Sisters of Mercy, Suzanne and Hallelujah, are also Poems by Federico Garcia Lorca that Keith has set to music; said to be Cohen's greatest influence. www.keith-james.com 'Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear' (The Independent) 'Keith James has become a pillar of trust. A sublimely intimate and engaging voice' (Sunday Times) 'an elegant and beautifully crafted reinterpretation of a great Artist's words' (BBC Radio Scotland) 'certainly the UK's most celebrated and evocative interpreter of golden music' (The Guardian) 'Music full of integrity, a contemporary work of art' (*****Maverick) 'All the tears of time are shed in a few brief lines' (Times Literary Supplement ) 'a sensitive and pleasingly understated delivery, all the better that the songs might speak for themselves' (Acoustic Magazine)

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Chris Sherburn & Findlay Napier

on Thu, 1 Oct 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

A true hero of ours, Chris Sherburn is renowned for his virtuoso Anglo-concertina work and wickedly sharp wit. He now teams up with Scottish singer and guitarist Findlay Napier in a hot new duo. Both are both fluid tunesmiths, easy with an audience and generous with the craic, so we expect a great evening's entertainment.

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Chris Sherburn & Findlay Napier

on Thu, 1 Oct 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

A true hero of ours, Chris Sherburn is renowned for his virtuoso Anglo-concertina work and wickedly sharp wit. He now teams up with Scottish singer and guitarist Findlay Napier in a hot new duo. Both are both fluid tunesmiths, easy with an audience and generous with the craic, so we expect a great evening's entertainment.

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Martin Stephenson And The Daintees

on Thu, 1 Oct 2015 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30pm

MARTIN STEPHENSON has been one of the UK's best-loved musicians for 30 years. New album CALIFORNIA STAR sees him reunited with The Daintees, the band he's intermittently fronted through a string of albums - and hundreds of gigs - since his teens in the North East. Always popular on the circuit, Stephenson's must see live performances are an exuberant tour-de-force combining heart-in-your-mouth intimacy with playful humour and warm self-deprecation. The Daintees' critically acclaimed 1986 debut BOAT TO BOLIVIA opened up an always interesting story. It showcased Stephenson's songwriting, poetic romanticism and spiritual depth so marking him out as a soulful cream of the leftfield crop during the self-obsessed 1980s. Never pandering to a particular scene, Stephenson's lightness of touch on a varied mix of musical styles was immediately apparent. His path was destined to be a lifelong journey through the music he loved: folk, ragtime, jazz, rockabilly, show tunes, punk-pop and country. CALIFORNIA STAR continues his tradition for eclectic roots songwriting, and is the perfect middle-age bookend on a discography now amounting to 40 albums

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Wille & The Bandits

on Thu, 1 Oct 2015 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds 7:30pm

Internationally acclaimed roots warriors of the British Isles Essentially Wille and the Bandits is a classic blues rock three piece much in the vain of Cream or The Jimi Hendrix experience. But in a similar way to how these bands pushed the genre in their time, Wille and the Bandits try to take their sound beyond what is expected of such a traditional line up.

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The Furrow Collective

on Thu, 1 Oct 2015 at London Kings Place 8:00pm

This acclaimed collective brings together four of the finest, award winning musicians on the UK folk scene and delves into the obscure world of balladry at its darkest and quirkiest. Each singer airs lesser-known gems from their traditional repertoire with an eclectic backing of harp, guitar, viola, concertina, banjo, musical saw and rousing harmonies. With a bold, improvisatory approach, their common focus is to capture the raw edges and fleeting magic of ballads, with storytelling taking centre stage. Emily and Alasdair are both known for their original, folklore-influenced songwriting, and, often finding themselves on the same bills they struck up a musical friendship, sharing stages and collaborating on each others albums. Lucy and Rachel are both bewitching solo artists in their own right as well as being sought-after session players and long-time collaborators with Emily Portman in her trio. Their 2014 debut release, At Our Next Meeting' received widespread critical acclaim, as well as a BBC Radio Two Folk Award 'Best Group and 'Best Traditional Track' nomination this year. A new EP is currently being recorded for release in autumn 2015, followed by an album in early 2016. 'A quietly triumphant set' ★★★★ The Guardian 'A mouth-watering collaboration' ★★★★ Mojo 'One of the finest collaborative albums of the past few years' Folk Radio UK

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Allen Valleys Folk Festival

on Fri, 2 Oct 2015 at Allendale Village Hall Doors open 7.00 pm to 11.00 pm

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Blues In The City Festival 5

on Fri, 2 Oct 2015 at Chelmsford Social Club Doors open 6.30pm show starts 7.00pm

This is the 5th year of annual Blues in the City festival and so we have made it special. There is a slight change to the date by a week but we hope that does not stop you attending and enjoying it though? What a great line up we have for you this year the Friday and Saturday night events at the Chelmsford Social Club are the only ones you pay to enter. We hope you think as we do that it is more than worth it with the lineups we have. Our Chosen charity this year is the Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary near Chelmsford Essex. To find out more about them go to http://www.remussanctuary.org As you will see the Festival is running from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th October with 17 great acts playing across our great city. visit the website for full details www.bluesinthecity.co.uk or www.facebook.com/bluesinthecitychelmsford

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Martin Turner Plays The Music Of Wishbone Ash

on Fri, 2 Oct 2015 at Lowdham Village Hall Doors 7.30pm, Concert 8pm

ALL STANDING GIG WITH LICENSED BAR

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John Spiers (bellowhead)

on Fri, 2 Oct 2015 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette doors 7pm

http://www.johnspiers.co.uk/ Tickets £15 in advance or £17 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette and People's Bookshop in Durham. Contact mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com for further information. Mix of seating (LIMITED) and standing. Doors 7pm. Support ( if arranged) around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. We have an drinks licence. Real & Craft Ales, Lagers, Wines. Ciders and Spirits will be served along with Ouseburn Coffee Company Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and of course posh soft drinks. Facebook - Launderette Sessions Twitter - @LaunderetteSess Instagram - Launderette_Sessions Trip Advisor Events at Old Cinema Launderette (Durham) BIOGRAPHY 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 was born in Birmingham, but moved to Abingdon in Oxfordshire at an early age where his association with the traditional folk music and dance of the region began. As the son of a morris dancer, it's hardly surprising that this early exposure to folk music proved to be influential. Although he had a keen ear and always engaged with music through his childhood, dabbling with piano and guitar, a career in the music industry seemed unlikely. It was only during his time studying natural sciences at King's College, Cambridge that John bought his first melodeon as a way of continuing to play music in a room too small to house a piano. This chance purchase opened up a whole world of new music making and the early exposure to morris dancing suddenly found a context. Highly influenced by the recordings of John Kirkpatrick and with the generous support of the local folk club, his playing advanced very quickly indeed, making up for the late start on the instrument. Another very important development in John's playing was the strength of the folk session scene back home in Oxford where music could be played socially four nights a week. It was here that John first met Paul Sartin and Benji Kirkpatrick who were later to become bandmates. Another chance encounter in a pub session led to the meeting with Jon Boden with whom he formed a duo and that's when a career playing music began in earnest. Signed almost immediately to Fellside Records on the strength of one demo, Spiers & Boden flourished after the release of their first album in 2000 and began touring the folk clubs of the British Isles. During this first part of his career John also helped to run a folk instrument shop in Oxford which specialised in squeezeboxes where he learnt to repair and maintain them and developed a lifelong love of these fantastic and quirky instruments. In 2004 the duo came up with the idea for Bellowhead as a one-off performance for the inaugural Oxford Folk Festival and the success of this single performance meant that the idea needed to be developed and the band began the process of further collaboration which yielded the first Bellowhead album released in 2006 to huge critical acclaim. Since then the band has gone from strength to strength, selling out the Albert Hall and hitting #12 in the UK album charts. John still lives in Oxfordshire with his partner and two children and is an active member of the local folk scene. A true enthusiast, his passion for music and bellows-driven instruments is only equalled by his passion for his allotment, cooking, making things out of wood, home brewing, the environment, gadgets and complaining about things on Twitter. 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!

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Danny Schimdt

on Fri, 2 Oct 2015 at Lewes Elephant and Castle Doors 7.30pm

Union are proud to present this incredible songsmith, stories to break your heart and uplift your spirits - Danny does it all. Accompanied by the equally talented Carrie Elkin.

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Megson - Chapels & Churches Tour

on Fri, 2 Oct 2015 at Fernham St John's Church Doors 7:00pm, Start 7:30pm

Critically acclaimed folk-roots duo MEGSON bring their Chapels & Churches tour to the beautiful setting of St Johns Church, Fernham, near Faringdon, Oxfordshire. The concert is on Friday 2nd October at 8pm. Doors will open at 7:30pm All Tickets £12-00

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Josienne Clark And Ben Walker

on Fri, 2 Oct 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 8:00pm

www.josienneclark.co.uk Hailed as the 'the green shoots growing from the very top of the English folk family tree', Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker have been winning awards since 2012, culminating in two BBC Folk Award nominations and widespread critical acclaim for their first album 'Fire and Fortune'. See Reviews Folk Radio UK on Homemade Heartache EP (2012) Ben and Josienne are a delicate, winding and unwinding proposition that requires close attention... She has this voice that's like a precision tool for making golden, ringing shapes in the air ... It's as if they pull in all the energy in the room, concentrate it in some kind of musical alchemy and then spin it into shimmering cathedrals of sound. Emma Hartley's Glamour Cave gig review at The Slaughtered Lamb ... quality emotional storytelling with multi-layered vocals and a well-judged accompaniment from guitar and percussion. As a well balanced duo with a subtle approach to their music, Clarke and Walker have produced an elegant and engaging album. Bright Young Folk on The Seas Are Deep (2011) A remarkable debut album, alive and accomplished, one that draws on a musical heritage and adds a new chapter to the canon. FATEA Magazine on One Light Is Gone You can tell from her own songs that Sandy and to a lesser extent Annie Briggs have guided her style and performance; you can also tell that she left plenty of room for herself in those songs too. In Ben Walker, she has an excellent musical partner. His playing is so very very subtle. He delivers on song after song, supporting Josienne's lead by lending his strength, it leads to a sound that is the sweetness below the bitterness of the subject matter within the songs. FATEA Magazine - live gig review A single candle is relit on the British folk front... a stunning debut ripe with promise and enchanting in its impassioned delivery. Maverick Magazine - June 2011 One Light Is Gone more than holds its own among other British folk records and deserves to attract due recognition

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Josienne Clark And Ben Walker

on Fri, 2 Oct 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 8:00pm

www.josienneclark.co.uk Hailed as the 'the green shoots growing from the very top of the English folk family tree', Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker have been winning awards since 2012, culminating in two BBC Folk Award nominations and widespread critical acclaim for their first album 'Fire and Fortune'. See Reviews Folk Radio UK on Homemade Heartache EP (2012) Ben and Josienne are a delicate, winding and unwinding proposition that requires close attention... She has this voice that's like a precision tool for making golden, ringing shapes in the air ... It's as if they pull in all the energy in the room, concentrate it in some kind of musical alchemy and then spin it into shimmering cathedrals of sound. Emma Hartley's Glamour Cave gig review at The Slaughtered Lamb ... quality emotional storytelling with multi-layered vocals and a well-judged accompaniment from guitar and percussion. As a well balanced duo with a subtle approach to their music, Clarke and Walker have produced an elegant and engaging album. Bright Young Folk on The Seas Are Deep (2011) A remarkable debut album, alive and accomplished, one that draws on a musical heritage and adds a new chapter to the canon. FATEA Magazine on One Light Is Gone You can tell from her own songs that Sandy and to a lesser extent Annie Briggs have guided her style and performance; you can also tell that she left plenty of room for herself in those songs too. In Ben Walker, she has an excellent musical partner. His playing is so very very subtle. He delivers on song after song, supporting Josienne's lead by lending his strength, it leads to a sound that is the sweetness below the bitterness of the subject matter within the songs. FATEA Magazine - live gig review A single candle is relit on the British folk front... a stunning debut ripe with promise and enchanting in its impassioned delivery. Maverick Magazine - June 2011 One Light Is Gone more than holds its own among other British folk records and deserves to attract due recognition

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Willy Porter

on Fri, 2 Oct 2015 at Exeter America Hall 8:00am

Wisconsin native Willy Porter is a guitar virtuoso with an insinuating voice that sneaks past your defenses and gets under your skin. The Washington Post has called him "a dazzling acoustic guitarist with a moody baritone," while the Boston Globe describes him as "an acoustic picker with the Olympian speed of Leo Kottke bolstered by rootsy vocals and twisting, offbeat lyrics." Willy has toured with Tori Amos, Paul Simon, and Jethro Tull, whose leader, Ian Anderson, said of him: "Willy Porter's music demonstrates admirably that the technical excellence of his guitar-playing will never overwhelm the essence of the song itself. In perfect symbiosis, the disciplines of performance and songwriting combine together to create the unique work for which he is admired by professional peers and audiences alike. Oh - and a damn fine singer too. Thank goodness he doesn't play the flute." His music is engaging, original, and occasionally haunting, and between songs he tells hilarious stories, perhaps inspired by his background in improv comedy. Each tour date became a unique event, a musical experience much greater than just a review of past, present and future recorded work. One his latest disc, Human Kindness (2015), Porter brings all of his acoustic, electric and multi-string chops to bear in service of a great collection of songs. This album is a driving, tuneful return to the pop sensibilities of his best work that also showcases Porter's growth as a writer, musician and producer. He toured the UK in Autumn 2013 and February 2014 with Martyn Joseph, along with a solo UK tour is October 2014, and his performances went down a storm every night with audiences all asking the same question..."When he is coming back?" "I enjoy the security of obscurity," Willy said in a recent interview, but he's an artist who deserves an even wider following. THERE IS NO BAR AT THE VENUE - PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN ALCOHOLIC DRINKS - SOFT DRINKS AND TEA AND COFFEE WILL BE AVAILABLE

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Chris Wood

on Fri, 2 Oct 2015 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club 8:00pm

Nominated Best Original Song 'None the Wiser' BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014 Songwriter of the Year - Spiral Earth Awards 2014 Folk Singer of the Year & Best Original Song 'Hollow Point' BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2011 Criticised by an art school lecturer as having "a remarkable eye for trivia" Chris Wood's love of small things has made him one of England's most vivid and arresting song writers. With gentle intelligence he weaves the tradition with his own contemporary parables. Hollow Point is his chilling ballad of the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezez and Wood's feel for the sheer "one thing after another-ness" of life allows us, for the first time, to see the event through the eyes of the victim. Joan Armatrading presented Chris with the 2011 BBC Radio Two Folk Singer Of The Year award before inviting him as special guest onto her Autumn 2012 tour. They played 51 cities and Wood found himself eavesdropping on conversations from pound shops to tea rooms, army recruiting centres to hotel saunas collecting the poetry of recession. His response is, None The Wiser, a fourth solo album released in Summer 2013. With humble hymns and sweeping statements from Alzheimers to William Blake, Wood lovingly takes the pulse of his homeland in what could be his best album yet. Wood has worked and collaborated with a long list of artists, most recently Dizraeli, Billy Bragg, Eliza and Martin Carthy in Simon Emerson's Imagined Village. His duet with Eliza added to the "Villager's" winning another Folk Award for "Best Traditional Song". The Irish Times dubbed him 'the renaissance man of English folk' because his work extends beyond song writing into commissions for Radio 3 Between The Ears, Late Junction and The Essay. He has written for The Times and lectured at Newcastle and Limerick Universities. His setting of Blake's Jerusalem features in Paul Gilroy's lecture on poetry and music at Kings College London and Wood's lyric Walk This World With Music is included in Michael Morpurgo's latest collection. 'Wood is one of our finest songwriters, a brilliant exponent of the topical troubadour form, and rarely on better form than he is with None the Wiser. The title track alone is a masterpiece' The Independent ★★★★★ 'One of Britain's most uncompromising and original singer-songwriters his latest album is remarkable for the settings as much as the lyrics.' The Guardian ★★★★ 'such a rarefied talent, both as writer and interpreter.' MOJO Album of the month ★★★★

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The Watershed Band Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin

on Fri, 2 Oct 2015 at London Kings Place 8:00pm

2015 sees Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, winners of the 2014 BBC Folk Award for Best Duo, embarking on an exciting new project. They plan on recording their new album, Watershed, with an extended line up, and are offering this brand new four piece to a limited number of shows to tie in with the album launch. 'We've honed our sound as a duo, and do a lot of multi-tasking to enlarge that sound, but when we heard these guys performing, we knew we wanted to involve them in our next project' says Hannah. They first met bass player Matt Downer playing with legendary Welsh band Jamie Smith's Mabon, and soon had him working on their last studio album, Mynd. 'Working with Matt is a real pleasure,' says Phil, 'He's an incredibly intuitive musician with echoes of Danny Thompson in his sound'. James Taylor completes the line up, on percussion and vibraphone. Phil says, 'We saw him performing with singer-songwriter Sean Taylor, and couldn't get over the sensitivity of his playing, and his constant innovation you've never seen someone play drums like this before'. He combines a classical background with a feel for world and folk musics. The result is The Watershed Band, a unique collaboration that takes Phillip and Hannah's innovative duo sound to the next level of soulful expression combined with rhythmic drive

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The Graveltones / 02.10.15 / Craufurd Arms, Mk

on Fri, 2 Oct 2015 at Milton Keynes The Craufurd Arms 7:30pm

THE CRAUFURD ARMS PRESENTS..... FRIDAY 2nd OCTOBER THE GRAVELTONES £8 adv 14+ The Craufurd Arms, Wolverton, Milton Keynes, MK12 5LT FOLLOW US ON TWITTER http://twitter.com/#!/underpasspromo ------------------------------------------------------------------------- With their Lyrics being compared to Dylan, Riffs to Rage Against The Machine, Vocals to Howling Wolf and Beats to Bonham it's easy to see why The Graveltones have stirred up so much noise of late. An easily identifiable original sound that will still be here in 20 years time. Two Driven Ex-Pat Aussies meet on Denmark St London both determined to be the best at their art, rehearse twice then hit the stage at London's 100 club to an immediate fanbase. Two years on they Destroy the stage at DOWNLOAD festival and are now Nominated in the CLASSIC ROCK AWARDS as BEST NEW BAND. For a band whose debut Album hasn't even been released the future looks bright for The Graveltones

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Faustus

on Fri, 2 Oct 2015 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 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 EFDSS. Their aim, say the band, is to "banish all that is anodyne and fey in the delivery of folk music", and in this they succeed thanks to a blend of energy and musicianship that establishes this trio as one of Britain's outstanding folk bands. The only confusion is that they are already members of other outstanding folk bands. But working together as Faustus, they offer something different, thanks to their distinctive blend of subtlety and attack. They are best known as instrumentalists but all prove to be impressive singers too. When needed, the rhythm section is reinforced by Saul Rose's melodeon which can also join Paul Sartin's fiddle, oboe and cor anglais to emphasise and harmonise the melodies. This mix of the usual and the unexpected in terms of 'folk' instruments gives a pleasing freshness and vitality to their sound. And what of their goal to banish all that is fey? Well, to be sure, there's no mention of fairies but equally there's no shortage of magic.

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Rura

on Fri, 2 Oct 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8:00pm

Internationally renowned for their powerhouse mix of Highland pipes, fiddle, bodhran, guitar, whistle, flute, and voice, Rura are one of the most exciting bands of their generation. The band create muscular, yet intricately arranged and lyrical instrumentals to match singer/songwriter Adam Holmes' haunting songcraft a creative mix that has seen them rise to headline and main stage status at festivals throughout the UK and Europe.

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Rura

on Fri, 2 Oct 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8:00pm

Internationally renowned for their powerhouse mix of Highland pipes, fiddle, bodhran, guitar, whistle, flute, and voice, Rura are one of the most exciting bands of their generation. The band create muscular, yet intricately arranged and lyrical instrumentals to match singer/songwriter Adam Holmes' haunting songcraft a creative mix that has seen them rise to headline and main stage status at festivals throughout the UK and Europe.

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Rura

on Fri, 2 Oct 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8:00pm

Internationally renowned for their powerhouse mix of Highland pipes, fiddle, bodhran, guitar, whistle, flute, and voice, Rura are one of the most exciting bands of their generation. The band create muscular, yet intricately arranged and lyrical instrumentals to match singer/songwriter Adam Holmes' haunting songcraft a creative mix that has seen them rise to headline and main stage status at festivals throughout the UK and Europe.

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An Evening Of Flamenco Music & Dance - "magia Flamenca" - Feat. Javier Zapata

on Fri, 2 Oct 2015 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, PERFORMANCE 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Magia Flamenca is a very personal production that shows the magic of this captivating artistic genre Flamenco with highly creative and elegant choreographies, Javier Zapata never fails to delight. Javier is a graceful, talented dancer from the Flamenco city of Almería in Andalucía. With his dance Javier transcends the borders of Flamenco, and with his rich and expressive imagination he creates unique and complex choreographies that astonish audiences.

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Harpeth Rising.

on Sat, 3 Oct 2015 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8.15.pm

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Jim Moray @ Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 3 Oct 2015 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 8pm

You think you know folk music and then someone like Jim Moray comes along. He comes bearing Skulk, a fifth album of soulful English music, plus a sheaf of industry awards and the wherewithal to locate folk music in its rightful landscape: the modern world. In Jim's vision, the oral tradition is electrified, not only technically but emotionally. Fact is, folk music as it was constituted by the English revivalists of the 1950's and early 1960's was an historical blip. A sort of digression. Folk was never intended for ideological scrutiny, never conceived to be the subject of research, never sung as a corrective to the vanities of modernity. Folk has always belonged to the modern world the modern world of the 18th century, the modern world of the 19th century. And it certainly did not remain lively in the world of the late 20th century merely to oppose the coming of rock 'n' roll, any more than it suffused the early part of the 20th century to lend a hand, and a little grain, to the evolution of modern English classical music Jim Moray sees pop, rock and folk all as parts of the same musical world because they are. He has known no other way to think about music. From his debut, BBC Folk Award-winning album in 2003, Sweet England, through Jim Moray (2006), Low Culture (2008: fRoots Critics Poll Best Album Award-winner and Mojo Folk Album of the Year) and In Modern History (2010), Moray's career has been a continuous avowal of folk's relevance to contemporary life and its total indivisibility from the impulses which shape the very best rock and pop. He deploys beatboxes and melodeons, electric guitars and thumb pianos, mandolins and rappers. He sings with the kind of English soul which has no home century. Tickets: - £8.00 in advance £10.00 on Door Parking & Bar Available Contact 01993831427 or 07870563299 Doors Open: 19:30hrs Show Starts 20:00hrs www.wychwoodfolkclub.com www.jimmoray.co.uk/

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The Destroyers

on Sat, 3 Oct 2015 at Aldershot West End Centre Doors at 7.00pm Show starts at 8.00pm

13-piece 'megafolk' collective of rogues and misfits surfing a tidal wave of horns, fiddles, hurdy-gurdys, duduks and guitars! Part Balkan, part Bummie, they are an anarchic orchestra of blazing passion, breathtaking originality and frenzied dancing!

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Phillip Henry And Hannah Martin With The Watershed Band - Album Launch!

on Sat, 3 Oct 2015 at Higher Ashton Embercombe Arrival from 7pm, music from 8pm

Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin are launching their third studio album, Watershed, with the full Watershed band, at a stunning venue in the heart of the Devon hills. Come and join us at Embercombe's lovely Centre Fire barn for an evening of song, celebration, and good ale! Embercombe are also offering a yummy meal made with all their home grown organic produce with the £20 ticket price.

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Phillip Henry And Hannah Martin With The Watershed Band - Album Launch!

on Sat, 3 Oct 2015 at Higher Ashton Embercombe Arrival from 7pm, music from 8pm

Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin are launching their third studio album, Watershed, with the full Watershed band, at a stunning venue in the heart of the Devon hills. Come and join us at Embercombe's lovely Centre Fire barn for an evening of song, celebration, and good ale! Embercombe are also offering a yummy meal made with all their home grown organic produce with the £20 ticket price.

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Babajack

on Sat, 3 Oct 2015 at Pontypool Borough Blues Club 7:30pm

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Babajack

on Sat, 3 Oct 2015 at Pontypool Borough Blues Club 7:30pm

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Trace Bundy

on Sat, 3 Oct 2015 at Glasgow The Glad Cafe 7.30pm

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Megson: Chapels & Churches Tour: Farnham, Surrey

on Sat, 3 Oct 2015 at Farnham United Reformed Church Doors: 7pm; Start time: 7.30pm

Award-winning folk-roots duo MEGSON bring their Chapels & Churches tour to the wonderful setting of the United Reformed Church in Farnham, Surrey.

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Edwina Hayes

on Sat, 3 Oct 2015 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 8:00pm

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Adam Barnes

on Sat, 3 Oct 2015 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

Adam Barnes 9.40-10.20 Chris Ayer 8.45-9.25 Tbc 8.00-8.30

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Adam Barnes

on Sat, 3 Oct 2015 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

Adam Barnes 9.40-10.20 Chris Ayer 8.45-9.25 Tbc 8.00-8.30

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Chapin - Wickwar

on Sat, 3 Oct 2015 at Broseley Birchmeadow Centre 7:30am

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The Dualers

on Sat, 3 Oct 2015 at Southampton The Talking Heads 7:30pm

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The Urban Voodoo Machine October 3rd Bedford Esquires

on Sat, 3 Oct 2015 at Bedford Esquires 7:30am

The Urban Voodoo Machine return to the Bedford Esquires Venue on the 3rd of October with Support from Long John Laundry and a very special Guest DJ... Doors from 7.30pm- 2 am...

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Moscow Drug Club

on Sat, 3 Oct 2015 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A curious musical place where certain elements of 1930's Berlin Cabaret, Hot Club de France, Nuevo Tango & Gypsy Campfire meet, have a few to drink and stagger arm in arm into the darkness of some eastern European cobbled street on a mission to find the bar where Django Reinhardt & Tom Waits are having an after hours jam with the local Tziganes. Combining their original material with songs by the likes of Jaques Brel, Leornard Cohen, Tom Waits & Bertolt Brecht, Moscow Drug Club provide an intoxicating & intimate musical experience. You are cordially invited to share a wry smile with us as you enter the darkly comic world of Moscow Drug Club.....this way please & mind the stairs!

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Halsway Manor Concerts: English Fiddle Players

on Sat, 3 Oct 2015 at Taunton Halsway Manor 7:30pm

Featuring Blowzabella's Dave Shepherd and the excellent Nick Wyke and Becki Driscoll in concert. Expect superb musicianship and bold arrangements of rarely heard music from across the spectrum of the English fiddle repertoire.

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Halsway Manor Concerts: English Fiddle Players

on Sat, 3 Oct 2015 at Taunton Halsway Manor 7:30pm

Featuring Blowzabella's Dave Shepherd and the excellent Nick Wyke and Becki Driscoll in concert. Expect superb musicianship and bold arrangements of rarely heard music from across the spectrum of the English fiddle repertoire.

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The Mutter Slater Band

on Sun, 4 Oct 2015 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

The former Stackridge front man returns to Chapel Arts with his superb band. The release of their album 'Absobloodylutely' last year drew glowing reviews from the national magazines: MOJO 4stars 'Impressive songwriting' MAVERICK 4stars 'Roots Rocking from a musical great' R2 4stars '...a timeless combination of blue eyed soul, r'n'b and rock which, when added to his superb lyrics, is a killer combination' As Billy Bragg himself has said 'Mutter Slater has one of the great voices of British rock - and he writes a mean song too' www.reverbnation.com/themutterslaterband

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The Cute Hoors Featuring Doctor Millar

on Sun, 4 Oct 2015 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

Part of the Richmond upon Thames Music and Drama Festival

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Hatful Of Rain

on Sun, 4 Oct 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

A warm welcome back to Hatful of Rain who were one of my favourite bands of last year. They are now widely regarded as one of the top British acoustic roots bands, steeped in the fiddle tunes and old-time ballads of the Appalachian mountains. Based around the captivating songs and voice of singer Chloe Overton, this ensemble brings together instrumental virtuosity, soaring harmonies and intense performances. If you love Gillian Welch, Crooked Still and the soundtrack from Oh Brother, Where art Thou - this is for you. Hauntingly beautiful..I love it (Bob Harris). They are very, very good indeed. (Mike Harding).

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Willy Porter

on Sun, 4 Oct 2015 at Tittensor Village Hall 7:30pm

Wisconsin native Willy Porter is a guitar virtuoso with an insinuating voice that sneaks past your defenses and gets under your skin. The Washington Post has called him a dazzling acoustic guitarist with a moody baritone, while the Boston Globe describes him as an acoustic picker with the Olympian speed of Leo Kottke bolstered by rootsy vocals and twisting, offbeat lyrics. Please use our website below for further information. We operate a bring your own drink policy.

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Wille & The Bandits

on Sun, 4 Oct 2015 at Southampton The Talking Heads 7:30pm

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Megson

on Sun, 4 Oct 2015 at Barham St John The Baptist Church 7:00pm

Stu Hanna & Debbie Hanna are the husband & wife duo Megson. Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the 2011 Spiral Earth Awards they draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a unique brand of folk music. Their infectious sound is a mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars and mandolas. As Froots Magazine puts it 'if you don't like the music here then you have a problem' Their growing talent was recognised not only with 3 nominations for Best Duo in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2009 2011 but also with burgeoning interest from the major broadsheets. Their album 'The Longshot' had 4 Star **** reviews from Mojo, The Financial Times, Uncut, The Sunday Express and The Guardian 'the most original duo on the folk scene'. The Guardian ran a major feature on them and The Independent has listed Megson in their Top Gigs To See section on numerous occasions. 2014 saw the release of In A Box, their much anticipated brand new studio album. Featuring guest performances by Seth Lakeman , Jess Morgan & The Willows it was not only named one of the Best Folk Albums of 2014 by The Telegraph but also The Sunday Express Album Of The Week. Their rich acoustic mix of miners, lovers, charlatans and whimsy is about as traditional as folk gets, but never sounds old or dulled. said Q Magazine's Andy Fyfe, while Colin Irwin wrote in MOJO In A Box brackets Stu and Debbie Hanna among the upper echelon of Brit folk songwriters. . And during all this time, Stu even managed to be involved with other artists producing award winning album for SHOW OF HANDS, LUCY WARD, FAUSTUS, THE WILLOWS, & THE YOUNG'UNS. Their fifth visit to Folk in the Barn this time as part of their first 'Churches' Tour. Always very popular with our audience, it'll be great to have them back again. 'The most original duo on the British folk scene.' Robin Denslow The Guardian 'A force in the folk revival' Neil Spencer The Observer 'Simply Brilliant' The Sunday Express www.megsonmusic.co.uk

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Halsway Manor Concerts: Ange Hardy 'esteesee' Album Launch

on Sun, 4 Oct 2015 at Taunton Halsway Manor 7:30pm

2015 Folk Awards Horizon nominee Ange Hardy presents a new body of work inspired by the life and work of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Supported by Arts Council England. Ange Hardy is an award-winning singer, songwriter and recording artist from West Somerset. She is presenting a new body of work inspired by the life and work of poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge over 14 nights along the Coleridge Way, with the support of The National Lottery through Arts Council England. This concert marks the release of Ange's new album "esteesee" which collects together these new songs. She'll be joined onstage for this special launch event by Scottish traditional musician Patsy Reid (fiddle, cello and viola), Alex Cumming (accordion) and Lukas Drinkwater (backing vocals, double bass, guitar).

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Halsway Manor Concerts: Ange Hardy 'esteesee' Album Launch

on Sun, 4 Oct 2015 at Taunton Halsway Manor 7:30pm

2015 Folk Awards Horizon nominee Ange Hardy presents a new body of work inspired by the life and work of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Supported by Arts Council England. Ange Hardy is an award-winning singer, songwriter and recording artist from West Somerset. She is presenting a new body of work inspired by the life and work of poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge over 14 nights along the Coleridge Way, with the support of The National Lottery through Arts Council England. This concert marks the release of Ange's new album "esteesee" which collects together these new songs. She'll be joined onstage for this special launch event by Scottish traditional musician Patsy Reid (fiddle, cello and viola), Alex Cumming (accordion) and Lukas Drinkwater (backing vocals, double bass, guitar).

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Kyla Brox - Live

on Sun, 4 Oct 2015 at Hope Old Hall Hotel (tea rooms) 7:30am

Folk, Blues & Beyond is a new venue using the tea rooms at The Old Hall Hotel. Hope S33 6ZF once a month presenting well known or up and coming artists. Acoustic sessions will be held in the hotel bar between main gigs dates. Every Wednesday This has been set up by musicians to encourage live music and not for profit. Money taken at the door is to pay musicians, equipment hire and advertising. Profit will be donated to charity: See website for more info

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Maz O'connor

on Mon, 5 Oct 2015 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music starts 8:30pm

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

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The Nick Rooke Band

on Mon, 5 Oct 2015 at Etton The Processed Pea 7pm for 8pm start.

Recently re-formed local band fronted by singer/songwriter Nick Rooke. More info on our website: www.theprocessedpea.co.uk in due course. Venue at the Light Dragoon Inn, Etton, Near Beverley.

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Benjamin Folke Thomas

on Mon, 5 Oct 2015 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds 7:30pm

Enjoy an evening of great music and highly original songs from Swedish singer/songwriter Benjamin Folke Thomas. Ben's explosive take on alt-country and country-rock (with emphasis on the rock) has been impressing British audiences since he arrived in London five years ago. Since then he has played venues large and small throughout the UK as well as festival appearances at Glastonbury, Green Man, Larmer Tree and Cropredy among others. Whether playing solo or fronting his band, Ben is an electrifying performer whose characterful and resonant vocal style is complemented by highly accomplished finger-style guitar. With influences including Warren Zevon, Leonard Cohen and early Dylan', he is also an inspired and mature songwriter. Whether you are a long-time country-rock and Americana fan or a newcomer to the genre, Ben's fervour and musicality will blow you away. "Ben's instrumental virtuosity, sophisticated songwriting, and powerful passionate vocals add up to Americana at its very best." Bob Harris.

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Leveret

on Tue, 6 Oct 2015 at Worthing Pier Doors open 7pm Show starts 8pm

Leveret features three of England's finest folk musicians in an exciting new collaboration. Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney and Rob Harbron. Each are 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 is fresh and new, with original settings of ancient tunes sitting alongside new compositions by some of today's finest tunesmiths in the folk field. Sophisticated and honest, considered and spontaneous, each performance is improvised ensuring no two shows are ever the same and each performance is a totally unique experience for the audience. Andy Cutting is an exceptional player of the melodeon, known for his work with Martin Simpson, Blowzabella, Chris Wood, June Tabor, Kate Rusby, and many more. Sam Sweeney, the fiddle player in Bellowhead, is also in demand as a multi-instrumentalist, working with Jon Boden and the Remnant Kings, The Full English, Fay Hield and the Hurricane Party, and his own project Made In The Great War. Rob Harbron has reinvented the English concertina and is known for his work with The Full English, Jon Boden and the Remnant Kings, Fay Hield, Emma Reid and the English Acoustic Collective. Worthing Piers Southern Pavilion lends it self to this exciting evening of folk in an atmospheric and intimate venuedon't miss it Unreserved seating and standing

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Steve Forbert

on Wed, 7 Oct 2015 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Singer-songwriter Steve Forbert had his first major hit in 1979 when he was only 25 years old, shortly after moving to New York City from his hometown of Meridian, Miss where he had been working as a truck driver Thirty-plus years later, he's still writing acclaimed songs and has released 14 studio albums, including a Grammy-nominated tribute to another Mississippi legend, Jimmie Rodgers. Forbert is one of the few artists who can mesmerize a crowd with nothing but a distinctive voice, an acoustic guitar and his trusty harmonica slung around his neck, letting the purity of his music stand on its own. As one reviewer recently remarked, Forbert is a hardcore troubadour who, artistically speaking, continues to fight the good fight by releasing one excellent album after another and working his ass off show after show to earn every single fan's loyalty.

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Folk East Presents: O'hooley & Tidow's Summat's Brewin' Micro Tour

on Wed, 7 Oct 2015 at Aldeburgh The Pump House 7:30pm

Real Ale, Real Music, Real People. Join much-loved Yorkshire folk duo, Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow as they travel the land in Birgitte; their trusty old camper van, to play 30 micro gigs in 30 real ale venues. 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, one of MOJO's Top 10 Folk Albums of 2014 for groundbreaking album The Hum, and a nomination for 'Best Duo' in this year's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards; O'Hooley & Tidow are regarded as 'one of British folk's mightiest combinations' (Mojo) Known for their exquisite harmonies, sublime musicality and cheeky northern banter, the duo will perform a new show of contemporary and traditional drinking songs in celebration of real ale, real music and real people in really intimate venues. * * * * * The Guardian 'Brave, beautiful and full of love' Martin Simpson

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Gilmore & Roberts Live At Yellow Arch

on Wed, 7 Oct 2015 at Sheffield Yellow Arch Venue 7:30pm

Gilmore & Roberts bring their new album 'Conflict Tourism' to Sheffield! Playing plenty of new songs as well as those from previous albums. Support from Rosie Hood.

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Gilmore & Roberts Live At Yellow Arch

on Wed, 7 Oct 2015 at Sheffield Yellow Arch Venue 7:30pm

Gilmore & Roberts bring their new album 'Conflict Tourism' to Sheffield! Playing plenty of new songs as well as those from previous albums. Support from Rosie Hood.

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Lucy Ward Band

on Wed, 7 Oct 2015 at London The Courtyard 7:00pm

Lucy Ward is an award winning acoustic artist from Derby. She plays guitar, ukulele and concertina but considers her voice to be her first instrument. After getting her first guitar at the age of 14, Lucy ventured into acoustic clubs, it was there that she first heard the traditional music that she now loves. Captured by the lyrics and stories of traditional song Lucy delved further into the world of folk music, visiting clubs and sessions up and down the country before getting booked to play gigs in her own right. In 2009 Lucy reached the final of the BBC Young Folk Award and she hasn't looked back since! After winning the Horizon Award for best newcomer at the 2012 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Lucy's career has gone from strength to strength establishing her as one of the hottest performers on the UK Folk scene, pulling a full capacity audience for her Cambridge Folk Festival debut. The Lucy Ward Band is the coming together of 5 fantastic musicians, to grow and enhance the sound of Lucy's award winning material. Lucy has been touring as a solo artist for 6 years, her own unique brand of performance and audience connection will remain firmly in place and you will be able to hear 'live' the strength of Lucy's musicality and her natural ability to arrange music. Or as Lucy so ably put it: 'It's all the stuff I can hear when I write a song, but don't have enough arms to play!' So there you have it! Lucy is really looking forward to cutting loose with a group of fantastic musicians and sharing her music with you.

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Sadio Cissokho

on Wed, 7 Oct 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Celebrated Senegalese composer and praise singer Sadio Cissokho assaults his own personal blend of Afro Mandingue music with blistering Kora runs that even upon being seen still defy belief. Unlike many West African acts which feature a dominant kora supported by background musicians, Sadio Cissokho's group provides a whole band groove. Sadio takes the wheel with the driving force of a true Kora master, but it's the powerful mandinka bass and drum kit brotherhood with fierce sabar percussion that forms the beating heart of the band. Together they work as one to produce a performance which seamlessly integrates all the elements into a cutting-edge Senegalese sound. 5-strong group are now set to bring their native dance styles of mbalax, diambadong and eekon kon back to Europe in the Autumn of 2015.

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Dave Mcgraw & Mandy Fer

on Wed, 7 Oct 2015 at London Surya 7:30pm

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Sam Lewis

on Wed, 7 Oct 2015 at Stowmarket John Peel Centre for Creative Arts 7:30pm

inspiration in country-singing soul men of earlier generations like Ray Charles, Leon Russell and Van Morrison it shows he's deeply committed to both soul and country streams, and the combination fits him like a second skin. JEWLY HIGHT, NASHVILLE SCENE

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Bettysoo + Curtis Mcmurtry

on Wed, 7 Oct 2015 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BettySoo www.bettysoo.com Curtis McMurtry www.curtismcmurtrymusic.com Nothing makes Curtis McMurtry happier than hearing his songs out-heartbreak a fellow songwriter's work. As it turns out, he has his work cut out for him as he tours Europe/UK this autumn with fellow Austin, Texas artist BettySoo. The two have developed a friendship in recent years built upon mutual musical respect and a shared dark sense of humor. Though McMurtry is only 24 years of age, many of the characters in his songs seem to have given up on life decades ago. His debut solo album Respectable Enemy chronicles the narrations of unapologetically bitter individuals still haunted by the ghosts of lovers and friends they have long since driven away. Few other songwriters inhabit such lonely, spiteful people with such conviction. From the doomed narrator of "Foxhole" to the resigned nostalgia of "Eleanor's House," Curtis writes to break your heart into sharp, jagged pieces. Curtis McMurtry was born and raised in Austin, Texas and grew up listening to local songwriters like Matt The Electrician, Jon Dee Graham, and his father James McMurtry. From 2009-2013 Curtis studied music composition at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, primarily writing contemporary chamber music for banjo and strings. In 2013, Curtis moved to Nashville to sharpen his songwriting skills by co-writing with veteran writers including Fred Koller and Guy Clark. BettySoo, on the other hand, didn't pen her first tune until she was in her late twenties, after she abandoned graduate school (where she was studying to be a therapist. Her immersion in others' lives and stories paid its dividends in songs). During the five years since her last album of original material (Heat Sin Water Skin, produced by Gurf Morlix), BettySoo zigzagged her way across the North American and European continents more than a few times. Mostly, she toured. Every other minute, she was flying to visit best friends in rehab, driving for days with friends whose family lives were crumbling, visiting mental hospitals, going to houses and cleaning kitchens and bathrooms when friends had no will left to do it themselves. As an insomniac and someone who understands depression from her own life-long struggle, maybe she was exactly where she and her friends needed her to be: in the thick of it, reminded of how fragile the balancing act can be for people like herself whose mental health isn't solid as a rock. And perhaps she did exactly what she needed to do: she wrote dozens of songs capturing those seemingly endless moments of grief, loneliness, and loss, and those fleeting moments of joy and love and she recorded twelve of those songs on her new album When We're Gone.

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Seckou Keita

on Thu, 8 Oct 2015 at Ryde Methodist Church 7:30pm

Senegal kora master Seckou plays this gig in the Harp on Wight Festival as part of his UK tour

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O'hooley & Tidow Summat's Brewin' Micro Tour

on Thu, 8 Oct 2015 at Croydon The Oval Tavern 7:30pm

Oval Tavern beer festival launch night! Ticket includes a free pint. Join much-loved Yorkshire folk duo, Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow as they travel the land in Birgitte, their trusty old camper van, to play 30 micro gigs in 30 real ale venues. 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, one of MOJO's Top 10 Folk Albums of 2014 for groundbreaking album The Hum, and a nomination for 'Best Duo' in this year's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, O'Hooley & Tidow are regarded as 'one of British folk's mightiest combinations' (Mojo) Known for their exquisite harmonies, sublime musicality and cheeky banter, the duo will perform a new show of contemporary and traditional drinking songs in celebration of real ale, real music and real people in really intimate venues. * * * * * The Guardian 'Brave, beautiful and full of love' - Martin Simpson

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Rebbecca Schwarz: These Women's Words

on Thu, 8 Oct 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

In her new show Rebecca Schwarz explores some of the issues that affect women, taken from women she chats with on the school run and at the pub to world famous leaders like Victoria Wood and Josie Lawrence. An eclectic mix of songs, including her debut of original material, and moving or funny stories make up a night that will be sure to entertain. Comments on Rebecca's previous shows include:- Marvellous. The most entertaining show I've been to in years, and I'm not even a new mother! The lyrics & delivery were as good as Victoria Wood at her best "I didn't know whether to laugh or cry Any woman who can keep my husband amused and entertained all evening must be good!!

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Steve Forbert

on Thu, 8 Oct 2015 at Leeds Thorner Victory Hall 7:00pm

Steve Forbert returns to Thorner Victory Hall for his third visit by popular demand Another opportunity to see American singer songwriter Steve Forbert. Steve's one of the few artistes who can mesmerize a crowd with nothing but a distinctive voice, an acoustic guitar and his trusty harmonica slung around his neck, letting the purity of his music stand on its own. steveforbert.com Whether or not you're an American folk fan this offers a unique opportunity to hear an internationally recognized musician in the comfortable setting of Thorner Victory Hall, and it will be a memorable evening. Doors open at 7pm and the music starts at 8pm.

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Martin Stephenson & The Daintees

on Thu, 8 Oct 2015 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds 7:30pm

Martin Stephenson has been one of the UK's best-loved musicians for 30 years. His new album 'California Star' sees him reunited with The Daintees, the band he's intermittently fronted through a string of albums and hundreds of gigs since his teens in the North East. Always popular on the circuit, Stephenson's 'must see' live performances are an exuberant tour-de-force combining heart-in-your-mouth intimacy with playful humour and warm self-deprecation.

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Eric Taylor (usa)

on Fri, 9 Oct 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7.30 for 8pm

Eric Taylor is one of the great american musicians and a sage of music, a lyrical genius and a master of the guitar. If you're familiar with the intricate Texas singer/ songwriter jigsaw puzzle, you probably already know a lot about Taylor. If you're not familiar with Taylor by name, you've probably heard his songs performed by people such as Nanci Griffith and Lyle Lovett. He has created a multitude of fans and devotees that are legends themselves in the singer/songwriter realm, artists who have long considered Taylor to be a teacher and a lantern bearer whose time is long overdue. Taylor grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, and started playing soul music in his early years, steeping himself in the rich cultural heritage of the black South. "I've written poetry all my life," Taylor recounts. "When I learned how to play guitar, it was a natural progression to write songs." After high school, a brief stint at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, just "didn't work out," according to Taylor. "Music lured me away," says Taylor. "I thought I'd make my way to California like everybody else back then but I ran out of money and ended up in Houston." It's a good thing he never made it to California, because the musical environment in Houston during the '70s was just what Taylor needed to inspire him.

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Eric Taylor (usa)

on Fri, 9 Oct 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7.30 for 8pm

Eric Taylor is one of the great american musicians and a sage of music, a lyrical genius and a master of the guitar. If you're familiar with the intricate Texas singer/ songwriter jigsaw puzzle, you probably already know a lot about Taylor. If you're not familiar with Taylor by name, you've probably heard his songs performed by people such as Nanci Griffith and Lyle Lovett. He has created a multitude of fans and devotees that are legends themselves in the singer/songwriter realm, artists who have long considered Taylor to be a teacher and a lantern bearer whose time is long overdue. Taylor grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, and started playing soul music in his early years, steeping himself in the rich cultural heritage of the black South. "I've written poetry all my life," Taylor recounts. "When I learned how to play guitar, it was a natural progression to write songs." After high school, a brief stint at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, just "didn't work out," according to Taylor. "Music lured me away," says Taylor. "I thought I'd make my way to California like everybody else back then but I ran out of money and ended up in Houston." It's a good thing he never made it to California, because the musical environment in Houston during the '70s was just what Taylor needed to inspire him.

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Winter Wilson

on Fri, 9 Oct 2015 at Reeth Memorial Hall Doors at 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start

Lincolnshire based duo Kip Winter and Dave Wilson are known for beautiful songs, beautifully sung - stunning harmonies, thought-provoking and often challenging lyrics, all held together with a weird, off-the-wall humour all of their own. 'Your writing is magnificent, your settings and playing equal to that and the both of you sing with a rare assured passion that I oft think has gone. It's a rare gift you have - cherish it mightily'. (John Tams); 'Brilliant' (Vin Garbutt). See: www.winterwilson.com

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Winter Wilson

on Fri, 9 Oct 2015 at Reeth Memorial Hall Doors at 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start

Lincolnshire based duo Kip Winter and Dave Wilson are known for beautiful songs, beautifully sung - stunning harmonies, thought-provoking and often challenging lyrics, all held together with a weird, off-the-wall humour all of their own. 'Your writing is magnificent, your settings and playing equal to that and the both of you sing with a rare assured passion that I oft think has gone. It's a rare gift you have - cherish it mightily'. (John Tams); 'Brilliant' (Vin Garbutt). See: www.winterwilson.com

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Jess Morgan

on Fri, 9 Oct 2015 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette doors 7pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4bM6oPIx5I&list=PL5VFidGRwaikSbRx6yUjuq2U4mEEizCAv Tickets £13 in advance or £15 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette Contact mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com for further information. Please do not ring the launderette as the girls are up to their necks with washing  Mix of seating (V. LIMITED), on a first come first served basis and standing. Doors Strictly 7pm. Support ( if arranged) around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. If you have a disability or have any special needs please contact me prior to the gig to discuss. We try to be very inclusive. We have an drinks licence. Real & Craft Ales, Lagers, Wines. Ciders and Spirits will be served along with Ouseburn Coffee Company Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and of course posh soft drinks. JESS MORGAN 'Making waves and turning heads' R2 Magazine Jess Morgan is busy making a name for herself as a force to be reckoned with in contemporary indie-folk music. Expect bold, inventive songs which are peppered with influence from British and American Folk as well as country, blues and world music. 2014 saw the release of her 'Langa Langa' LP which - a colourful burst of vibrant songs driven by a rhythmic and sensitive guitar-work and vocals which are both warm and distinctive. Morgan's take on songwriting, musicianship and delivery have won her praise as something truly special (Folk Radio UK) and hearty thumbs up from the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe, Bob Harris Sunday, Tom Robinson's BBC 6 Mixtape, The Steve Lamacq Show, BBC Wales, BBC Scotland and BBC Northern Ireland. Along with playing over one-hundred shows in 2014 including a memorable summer of festival appearances such as Cambridge Folk Festival, Green Man and Greenbelt Festivals; Morgan played two sold out shows in her home city of Norwich; supported Luka Bloom during his UK tour; played her way through Belgium, Holland, Italy and Germany and sang in a pitch dark shed as Emily Barker's 'Folk In A Box' was brought to Great Yarmouth. In January 2015 Jess Morgan will venture to the US to write songs and likely get into some scrapes along the way. "musicianship dovetails well with her clever and understated songwriting - The Telegraph "gorgeous country folk" - The Guardian "inventive and poignant" - R2 Magazine "simply stunning" - Folk Radio UK Facebook - Launderette Sessions Twitter - @LaunderetteSess Instagram - Launderette_Sessions Trip Advisor Events at Old Cinema Launderette (Durham)

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Sarah Jane Morris

on Fri, 9 Oct 2015 at Worthing Pier Doors open 7pm Show starts 8pm

Sarah Jane Morris will be performing her inspired Bloody Rain album with Tim Cransfield and Tony Remmy. Dedicated to the people of Africa and the music of that continent that has inspired so many artists for so long. This ambitious new collection of love-songs, Tributes, warnings and protests that she regards as the best album of her life as well singing other personal songs during the evening. Sarah Jane Morris straddles Rock, Blues, Jazz and Soul with a Goose bump-raising four octive range that rumbles from the heels of her size 8 shoes to the tips of her flame-red mane. 'A voice that can excite shivers of passion and delight Soaring, swooping, sensual and sophisticated. This voice is more than a style, its a force of nature. Torch song, soul standard or smoky blues, the message remains constant: Human Passion with a Dazzling Voice' (Neil Spencer, The Observer) This concert is not to be missed, this is an intimate and atmospheric building that makes you feel you are on stage with her.

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The Dovetail Trio

on Fri, 9 Oct 2015 at Staveley Roundhouse 7:30pm

One of the hottest new acts on the Folk scene and appearing at festivals nationwide. Presenting England's traditional songs with a bold and fresh approach, The Dovetail Trio explores familiar narratives and modern themes with infectious energy and a passion for musical heritage. The new collaboration effortlessly combines the distinctive voices and acclaimed instrumental talents of BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jamie Roberts, BBC Performing Arts Award winner Rosie Hood, and Newcastle Folk Degree alumnus Matt Quinn.

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Chris While And Julie Matthews

on Fri, 9 Oct 2015 at Chesterfield Library Theatre 7:00pm

BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners, Chris and Julie won the award for best duo in 2009 having been nominees many times, including this year. Both multi-instrumentalists, Julie plays guitar, piano, ukulele, bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica and accordion while Chris plays guitar, bodhran, banjo, dulcimer and percussion. Their musical careers have produced successful solo albums and a variety of projects away from the duo including the Christmas band 'St Agnes Fountain' with David Hughes and Fairport Convention's Chris Leslie. Starts 7:30

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Sam Lewis

on Fri, 9 Oct 2015 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

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.

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International Guitar Night

on Fri, 9 Oct 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8:00pm

15 years ago IGN founder, Californian Brian Gore, decided to create an annual tour featuring three or four world-class guitarists. Since then the annually changing show has become a popular item in the North American touring calendar and has toured the UK since 2007. The show features solos, duets, trios and ensemble pieces from Andre Krengel plus a return visit from the terrific Lulo Reinhardt (Germany), Brian Gore (USA), and Mike Dawes (England)

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International Guitar Night

on Fri, 9 Oct 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8:00pm

15 years ago IGN founder, Californian Brian Gore, decided to create an annual tour featuring three or four world-class guitarists. Since then the annually changing show has become a popular item in the North American touring calendar and has toured the UK since 2007. The show features solos, duets, trios and ensemble pieces from Andre Krengel plus a return visit from the terrific Lulo Reinhardt (Germany), Brian Gore (USA), and Mike Dawes (England)

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International Guitar Night

on Fri, 9 Oct 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8:00pm

15 years ago IGN founder, Californian Brian Gore, decided to create an annual tour featuring three or four world-class guitarists. Since then the annually changing show has become a popular item in the North American touring calendar and has toured the UK since 2007. The show features solos, duets, trios and ensemble pieces from: Andre Krengel plus a return visit from the terrific Lulo Reinhardt (Germany), Brian Gore (USA), and Mike Dawes (England)

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Bill Wood & The Woodies + Jonathan Byrd

on Fri, 9 Oct 2015 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 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Oh look " is the first full-length album from seasoned Toronto band BILL WOOD & THE WOODIES. Bill Wood and the Woodies is what happens when the songs are the main event. When 30 years of songwriting, honed over decades of hard life experiences, meets the craftsmanship of career musicians who don't know what it means to compromise. Listening to the Woodies, you get the sense that they believe in the power of a really good song, regardless of genre. Few others could produce an album with so many solid tunes. The songs come from the soul of Bill Wood, who has lived a lifetime and more since he was a minor Canadian success story with an 80s' pop bandall the while writing songs. When asked about his inspirations and direction of the album, Bill had this to say: The biggest inspiration for the direction of the record was trying to capture the live feel of the Woodies. This is the first band album I've been involved with in a long time. We've been honing our sound over 7 years and really wanted to try and capture what we've been achieving live. An industry veteran singer-songwriter, and former lead vocalist for Juno-nominees EyeEye, Wood has perfected his craft over more than three decades. Disillusioned with the music industry's star maker machinery, Wood stepped away from recording and performing in the early 90s to focus on raising his family and making a living. His experiences as a home renovator, woodworker and, most recently, as a support worker for the community shelter and housing industry have infiltrated his songs. Wood has also had his struggles with addiction, which provide crucial insights and empathy to his volunteer work as coordinator of a drop-in and food bank for marginalized youth. Throughout all these real-world experiences, he's been writing songs, performing and recording, including three gospel discs and his first solo CD, Take It. We asked Bill, what are some of the recurring themes behind his songs? This is what he said: I would say the recurring theme of this disc is life experience. I've been kicking around a long time. I'm a survivor. Life is hard but also great. I titled it oh look in reference to life in general. There is always something new. Here's what people are saying about oh look Survivor rock from a true 'been there,done that' veteran. All the wild times and crazy characters are here, with no apologies, few regrets and a couple of cautionary tales. There's also room for a love story or two in this very human collection. Bob Mersereau- CBC Radio, author of The Top 100 Canadian Albums and The Top 100 CanadianSingles. If you have a chance to see this band livejump on it. Buy the CD. Become a Woodies fan. I know I am. Sandy Graham, - Editor, Cashbox Canada. JONATHAN BYRD is one of the top 50 songwriters of the last 50 years, says Rich Warren of WFMT in the Chicago Tribune. Scott Alarik of the Boston Globe says, This rootsy North Carolinian may be the most buzzed-about new songwriter in folkdom. He displays John Prine's gift for stark little songs that tell big, complex stories, Guy Clark's lean melodicism, Lyle Lovett's wry mischief, and Bill Morrissey's knack for the revealing image. After 10 years as a full-time touring songwriter and 7 acclaimed albums, it seems this native of Cackalacky is getting the attention he deserves.

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The Nimmo Brothers

on Sat, 10 Oct 2015 at Corby The Raven Doors open 7.30pm Support act 8.15pm

CornMarketBlues Promotions presents; THE NIMMO BROTHERS 20th Anniversary Tour. The Nimmo Brothers, from Glasgow, Scotland have proved themselves to be one of the most respected exponents of modern blues the UK has seen since the blues boom of the 1960's. Pile-driving blues rock fronted by the twin guitar/vocals of Stevie and Alan Nimmo. The best in UK blues/rock, guaranteed to raise the roof. Coming Your Way marked the beginning of a hugely successful relationship with Armadillo Music. This album captured the true spirit and energy that makes The Nimmo Brothers so special and also catapulted them to the forefront of the British and European blues scenes, winning best UK blues album and best UK blues band awards in 2002. 2003 was time for a change of pace with their first acoustic album New Moon over Memphis focusing on the vocal and song writing talents of The Nimmo Brothers. At the Low County Blues Bash in Charleston, South Carolina they were given two consecutive standing ovations. In 2006 Armadillo released Live at Cottiers recorded in their home town of Glasgow. The Nimmo Brothers were back with a bombardment of new killer songs in the UK, Ireland and Europe. 2009 The Nimmo sound is stronger and more powerful than ever as they dust down the old orange valve amps and haul out their treasured Les Pauls and Strats to promote the Picking up the Pieces. Once again becoming THE band to be reckoned with. Seventeen years performing together, with five successful CD releases behind them, Stevie and Alan Nimmo, went back to their roots with their latest CD, Brother to Brother. Arguably they have written their best songs to date, influenced by "everything we've ever listened to over the past 20 years". Recorded in Austin, Texas with Jamie Oldaker (Eric Clapton) on drums, Michael Ramos (Robert Plant, John Mellencamp, Paul Simon and Los Lonely Boys) on Hammond organ, Bill Whitbeck (Robert Earl Keen) and Jimmy Pettit (Joe Ely Band) on bass guitar. There is something for every rock fan in their original material as well as a couple of handpicked covers. 2015 marks the 20th anniversary for The Nimmo Brothers this is sure to be a sellout tour not to be missed. Aiden Pryor Band 'New comer on the scene bringing you Rock n Blues with passion and energy.. The Aiden Pryor Band!.. It's clear to see his influence in the form of Rory Gallagher but his style runs deeper than that, putting raw emotion into each and every note.' For more information contact; www,CornMarketBlues.co.uk

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Kim Roberston

on Sat, 10 Oct 2015 at Ryde Methodist Church Doors 7.00pm

This concert by American harpist Kim Robertson is part of the Harp on Wight Festival. Kim's music has stretched the boundaries of the harp for a new generation of performers and audiences. Kim will be on stage at 7.30pm

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Jo Harman & Friends

on Sat, 10 Oct 2015 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 8:00pm

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John Jones And His Reluctant Ramblers

on Sat, 10 Oct 2015 at Threlkeld Village Hall 7:30pm

John Jones, the charismatic lead singer of award-winning Oysterband, has been an avid walker for many years. I had the crazy idea of walking to gigs a few years ago and somehow managed to persuade reluctant musicians and a smiling but sceptical agency to help. In 2015 he will be walking in Cumbria and performing at Threlkeld Village Hall, Threlkeld, Keswick, CA12 4RX on Saturday, 10th October.

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John Jones And His Reluctant Ramblers

on Sat, 10 Oct 2015 at Threlkeld Village Hall 7:30pm

John Jones, the charismatic lead singer of award-winning Oysterband, has been an avid walker for many years. I had the crazy idea of walking to gigs a few years ago and somehow managed to persuade reluctant musicians and a smiling but sceptical agency to help. In 2015 he will be walking in Cumbria and performing at Threlkeld Village Hall, Threlkeld, Keswick, CA12 4RX on Saturday, 10th October.

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Steve Forbert

on Sat, 10 Oct 2015 at London Nell's Jazz and Blues 7:00pm

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Willy Porter

on Sat, 10 Oct 2015 at Windsor Baptist Church Centre 7:15pm

Support act on Stage 8.00 pm. Wisconsin native Willy Porter is a guitar virtuoso with an insinuating voice that sneaks past your defenses and gets under your skin. The Washington Post has called him "a dazzling acoustic guitarist with a moody baritone," while the Boston Globe describes him as "an acoustic picker with the Olympian speed of Leo Kottke bolstered by rootsy vocals and twisting, offbeat lyrics." Willy has toured with Tori Amos, Paul Simon, and Jethro Tull, whose leader, Ian Anderson, said of him: "Willy Porter's music demonstrates admirably that the technical excellence of his guitar-playing will never overwhelm the essence of the song itself. In perfect symbiosis, the disciplines of performance and songwriting combine together to create the unique work for which he is admired by professional peers and audiences alike. Oh - and a damn fine singer too. Thank goodness he doesn't play the flute." His music is engaging, original, and occasionally haunting, and between songs he tells hilarious stories, perhaps inspired by his background in improv comedy. Each tour date became a unique event, a musical experience much greater than just a review of past, present and future recorded work. One his latest disc, Human Kindness (2015), Porter brings all of his acoustic, electric and multi-string chops to bear in service of a great collection of songs. This album is a driving, tuneful return to the pop sensibilities of his best work that also showcases Porter's growth as a writer, musician and producer. He toured the UK in Autumn 2013 and February 2014 with Martyn Joseph, along with a solo UK tour is October 2014, and his performances went down a storm every night with audiences all asking the same question..."When he is coming back?" "I enjoy the security of obscurity," Willy said in a recent interview, but he's an artist who deserves an even wider following.

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Guitar Workshop With Willy Porter

on Sat, 10 Oct 2015 at Windsor Baptist Church Centre 2:00pm

Two hour ( 2 till 4pm) guitar workshop with Willy Porter. Limited numbers. Please book early

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Mark Chadwick

on Sat, 10 Oct 2015 at Appletreewick Craven Cruck Barn 7:30pm

Mark Chadwick (The Levellers Frontman) Supported by Jon Kershaw of Blackstone Edge play the Cruck Barn in Appletreewick

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Sheffield Folk Sing Again!

on Sat, 10 Oct 2015 at Sheffield Crookes Social Club 6:30pm

Doors 6.30 pm, start 7.00pm. Charity concert in aid of Parkinsons UK, The Alzheimers Society & Cancer Research.

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Robin Williamson

on Sat, 10 Oct 2015 at London The Great Northern Railway Tavern 8:30pm

Now this is really something! The Incredible String Band maestro returns to sprinkle Celtic magic with his wife Bina. It is, according to the Glasgow Herald, an act of spell-binding musicianship. And nobody who was at the Klub last year to marvel at their work would disagree. Robin has been a giant of the acoustic music scene for 50 years - a trail- blazer in the art of mystical storytelling from his days as founder of the ISB and the Merry Band and an influence on many greats of the rock world, including Paul McCartney and Robert Plant. Bina adds gorgeous layers to the harp-led proceedings with her bowed psaltery (a kind of zither), autoharp, dulcimer and haunting vocals. Robert Plant sums it up in these few words ..."Pure beauty through simplicity."

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Jackie Oates

on Sat, 10 Oct 2015 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

Her mellifluous voice and imaginatively plaintive fiddle style has won her several BBC Folk Awards during a 10-year recording career that began as a member of the nascent Unthanks and has continued with five acclaimed solo albums. Collaborations with Alasdair Roberts, Belinda O'Hooley and her brother Jim Moray on material that's ranged from traditional ballads to eerie lullabies and rich contemporary songs, Jackie has earned fans beyond the folk scene she grew up in. Her music has featured on Lauren Laverne's 6 Music show, alternative station XFM and even an upcoming episode of Midsomer Murders. And she was granted a rare honour by having a makeup product named after her by Lush cosmetics. To quote the illustrious Mojo magazine, Jackie Oates enthrals.

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Dark Horses

on Sat, 10 Oct 2015 at Bamford Village Institute 7:30pm

Folk and Comedy Evening

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Grinch Mountain

on Sat, 10 Oct 2015 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Grinch Mountain are London's premier traditional bluegrass band, paying tribute to the American string bands of the 1940s and '50s. Their five piece lineup consists of banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar and double bass, playing a mix of driving instrumentals, and songs with high lonesome lead vocals and 3 part harmonies.

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Dave Mcgraw And Mandy Fer

on Sun, 11 Oct 2015 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

Internationally-acclaimed songwriters Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer's latest album, Maritime, captures a moment in time and place from their seaside home. Upon early release in Europe, Maritime charted at #1 on the EuroAmericana Chart for two consecutive months and ranked among the Best Albums of 2014 by The Telegraph, praising it for soulful songs, intuitive musicianship, and fine singing. Tucked away in the current-swept inland seas between Seattle, Washington and Victoria, British Columbia lies an archipelago of islands so serene that it readily defies our notion of political boundaries and sense of time. Handcrafted wooden cabins are nestled into small farms, still beyond the reach of cell towers, and the allure of the ocean is ever present. Instead of traveling far from their natural solitude to record an album in a bustling city, McGraw and Fer called on their cohort of kindred musicians and producer to come together from across the country to make what they were calling their island record. Recorded live in a home, at the end of a dirt road, amidst towering evergreens, a story of a patient island is told. McGraw and Fer met in Flagstaff, Arizona in 2010 before relocating to the Pacific Northwest in 2012. McGraw spent a decade as a wildlife biologist, studying endangered birds in remote locales from the deserts of Mexico and the Grand Canyon to the mountainous rain forests of Washington state - penciling lyrics on data sheets with binoculars in hand. Fer's musical pulse led her to Spain, where she studied music, language and local culture. After years of playing electric lead guitar with bands stateside, she suddenly found herself exploring the streets of Sevilla writing songs on a nylon guitar. Together, their exceptional vocal harmonies coupled with Fer's pioneering electric guitar work have become a vehicle to carry them around the world. The pair has honed their skills touring extensively throughout the US and Europe, sharing stages with fellow troubadours including Iron & Wine, Glen Hansard, Gregory Alan Isakov, Kelly Joe Phelps, Birds of Chicago and many others. Winning over audiences anywhere from Alaska to Amsterdam, McGraw and Fer are on the crest of a building wave with the US release of their new album, Maritime, on March 3rd, 2015. Maritime is unique in its authenticity, navigating the waters of folk, indie-rock, and rootsy Americana. The album is emotive, raw, and honest. Compelling vocal harmonies grace every track, along with electric guitar, warm cello, driving rhythms and rich, wooded instruments. It is far more than just a romantic snapshot of rural, pastoral living, but rather a window into the complicated realities of broad human existence in both a troubled and beautiful world. Maritime is both the asking of questions, and the subtle answers that an island reveals. "McGraw and Fer combine to make one magical Americana album. I could talk about all of the songs until the cows come home. Honestly this is one of those albums which 'had me at hello.' If you're a fan of modern folk and Americana, you can't go wrong with Seed of a Pine." - Seattle Post "Together they [Dave & Mandy] have crafted an album that positively brims with excellent songs, fine playing and exquisite vocals." - No Depression "Dave and Mandy create a confluence of soulful lyrics, musical chops and harmony in their music that is as beautiful as it is thought provoking." - Willy Porter Distinctive and very enjoyable. The playing and production is beautiful, rich and enigmatic like the lyrics. It feels like we're being drawn into some very serious minded quest, a search for truth and purpose." - FlyinShoesReview "This is an excellent album...this duo seem to thrive on the beautiful things around us all and have an ability to make the listener stop and maybe appreciate the wonders of this world for a little longer than we would normally." - Americana-UK 9/10 "Every now and then an album comes along that is so good, you just can't get anything else done...I have this problem at the moment with Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer's first official collaboration album. Some of the most delicious harmonies to have reached this reviewer's ears thus far." - Northern Sky Music "There is a delightful synergy between McGraw & Fer...[Seed of a Pine] has become a real favourite of mine very quickly, one of those albums you find yourself dipping into time and again just to enjoy the little moments." Music News "I raise a glass to a record [Seed of a Pine] that will surprise you, lead you to memory, and warm you. May this music be heard!" - Minor 7th

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Shropshire Roots Present: Stephen Fearing

on Sun, 11 Oct 2015 at Shrewsbury The Morris Hall Doors open 7.00pm, Show starts 7.45pm

Expect a great show from this Canadian singer songwriter. Over the years he has collaborated with the likes of Richard Thompson, Sarah MacLachlan, Shawn Colvin and a host of other internationally renowned artists. A founder member of Shrewsbury Folk Festival favourites Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, we are delighed to welcome Stephen to Shrewsbury this year!

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Pig Earth

on Sun, 11 Oct 2015 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

Part of the Richmond upon Thames Music and Drama Festival

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Harpeth Rising

on Sun, 11 Oct 2015 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

HARPETH RISING chose to name themselves after a river because water is both dynamic and powerful. These words also describe the music created by the three women Jordana Greenberg (violin, vocals), Rebecca Reed-Lunn (banjo, vocals) and Maria Di Meglio (cello, vocals). Unapologetic genre-benders, they fuse Folk, Newgrass, Rock and Classical into a sound that is organically unique. Hallmarks of their music include expansive three-part harmonies, consummate musicianship and a deft, yet soulful lyrical perspective. Harpeth Rising's roots run deep from their varied ancestry across Eastern Europe to the musical hotbed of the Mid-South they now call home, they weave together ancient and modern ideas, creating a sound that is both familiar and impossible to categorize. Despite the presence of only three string instruments on stage, Harpeth Rising produces a profusion of sound generally created by a much larger ensemble. Di Meglio transitions fluidly between providing the bass line and taking the melodic lead, while Reed-Lunn's highly original style of claw hammer banjolearned mainly by watching YouTubeis both surprisingly lyrical and intensely driving. Greenberg takes on the role of concert violinist and accompanist with equal facility, and ensures that a lead guitar is never missed. From breathtaking energy to intimate connection, their live performances are kinetic events in which their passion and their abilities are equally displayed. Harpeth Rising can create a listening room from a rowdy bar crowd, and can inspire even the weariest of audiences. After only a few months as a band, they embarked on tour of England, which included a performance with The Bath Philharmonia. They were invited to perform at The Cambridge Folk Festival the following summer, and have since played festivals across England and the United States, including The Kerrville Folk Festival, ROMPfest, Blissfest, The Fylde Folk Festival, The Purbeck Folk Festival and dozens more. Building their fan base in the tradition of all wandering minstrels - passionately and by word-of-mouth - they now perform to sold-out audience internationally. They have released four albums in as many years Harpeth Rising (2010), Dead Man's Hand (2011), The End of the World (2012), a collaboration with master wordsmith David Greenberg (Jordana's father), and Tales From Jackson Bridge, (2013). Their fifth album, Shifted, is set to release in early 2015.

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Christina Tourin

on Sun, 11 Oct 2015 at Ryde Methodist Church 6:30pm

Timeless Music from Enchanted Sources. This concert forms part of the Harp on Wight Festival

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Donal O'connor

on Mon, 12 Oct 2015 at Chesham Folk Club 8:15pm

Donal first visited the club 5 years ago and went down a storm. He is back touring in England and we are delighted to welcome him back to Chesham. Coming from a musical family in Boyle, Northern Ireland, Donal is grounded in the Irish Tradition. He is a superb musician, who writes and performs wonderful songs in a warm and compelling manner. He has been playing and touring throughout Europe and the USA and now has two albums to his name.

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Erja Lyytinen

on Mon, 12 Oct 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Take one part blues traditionalist, blend it with a forward-thinking music academy graduate, serve with a side order of skill and a garnish of flair. What have you got? Singer/guitarist Erja Lyytinen, a.k.a. "the Finnish slide goddess" (The Blues Magazine). Since first stepping foot in a recording studio nearly 15 years ago, Erja Lyytinen has become a bona fide star in her homeland and a celebrated fixture on the international music scene. In that time, she has recorded nine studio albums in places as diverse as Helsinki, Memphis and Clarksdale, Mississippi, earning numerous awards and honors along the way. She feels equally at home playing traditional and modern blues, but has never been afraid to incorporate styles like jazz, pop and soul into her songwriting. This is a truly stunning band.

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Erja Lyytinen

on Mon, 12 Oct 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Take one part blues traditionalist, blend it with a forward-thinking music academy graduate, serve with a side order of skill and a garnish of flair. What have you got? Singer/guitarist Erja Lyytinen, a.k.a. "the Finnish slide goddess" (The Blues Magazine). Since first stepping foot in a recording studio nearly 15 years ago, Erja Lyytinen has become a bona fide star in her homeland and a celebrated fixture on the international music scene. In that time, she has recorded nine studio albums in places as diverse as Helsinki, Memphis and Clarksdale, Mississippi, earning numerous awards and honors along the way. She feels equally at home playing traditional and modern blues, but has never been afraid to incorporate styles like jazz, pop and soul into her songwriting. This is a truly stunning band.

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100 Club Tuesday Blues: Malaya Blues + Voodoo Sheiks + Split Whiskers

on Tue, 13 Oct 2015 at London 100 Club 7.15pm - 11pm

www.solidentertainments.com/100club/index.html

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Serious And Asgard Present Frazey Ford From The Be Good Tanyas + Support

on Tue, 13 Oct 2015 at London Union Chapel 7:30pm

Frazey Ford, best known as the lead singer of beloved alt-folk band The Be Good Tanyas, returns to London following the release of her second solo effort, Indian Ocean - a lush album filled with songs about pain and dealing with tough truths, but also about love, contrition and being bold, which the Guardian called a 'country-soul gem' in their four-star review. This October Frazey plays an intimate show at London's stunning Union Chapel accompanied by a full band; the perfect setting for her unbridled full-throated ebullience that takes listeners down to where the soul rivers run deep.

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Simone Felice

on Tue, 13 Oct 2015 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

doors from 7.30p

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Blues Night - Erja Lyytinen (finland)

on Wed, 14 Oct 2015 at Evesham The Iron Road Doors 7.45pm

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Wille & The Bandits + Martin Mcneill

on Wed, 14 Oct 2015 at Chelmsford The Bassment Club Doors open 8pm

Blues in the City is very happy to be part of the Under The Grove tour for Wille & the Bandits. This is a much welcome return for the band and with Martin McNeill supporting you just know it is gonna be a great night in this intimate venue. This is the most recent video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCZ7LWY5Tdc and check out their latest single here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2ykx_7pl0M To find out more vist our facebook page www.facebook.com/bluesinthecity.

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Arkster Promotions Present Stephen Simmons, Pete Gow And Robert Chaney

on Wed, 14 Oct 2015 at Brighton Prince Albert 8:00pm

Arkster Promotions Presents An Intimate Songwriters Circle Featuring Stephen Simmons, Pete Gow and Robert Chaney Essentially a gathering of three masters of song, a collection of songsmiths brought together for your evening's entertainment and fun. All three will take turns to perform songs from their repertoire - with the odd cover thrown in for good measure, no doubt - whilst savouring the work of their associates. It will be a night where the 'song' will be king! We are thrilled to have three such talented songwriters on one stage and this promises to be a very special evening indeed! Stephen Simmons (US) Stephen Simmons was raised in the small town of Woodbury, Tennessee. His mother was a schoolteacher and his father held a factory job. In his family, they were the first generation that didn't work the farm. As a songwriter and Ten years as a Road Dog, Stephen's vision has grown to entail more than just reflections of rural America. The songs on his recordings, deal with existential realities that are familiar to country and city dwellers alike: redemption, heartbreak, hangovers and the loneliness of the road. Stephen's studio albums: Last Call, Drink Ring Jesus, Something In Between, The Blame's On U.S., Girls, The Big Show, Hearsay, What The Midnight Swallows Whole and Silly, Sad & True (which were compared to everyone from Johnny Cash to Ryan Adams) combine virtuosic songcraft and musicianship with unparalleled artistic honesty. His work has been covered by Mojo Music, Uncut, and The Washington Post. www.stephensimmonsmusic.com Pete Gow (UK) Pete Gow is undoubtably one of this country's finest songwriters. Head-honcho of alt-country pacesetters Case Hardin, whose albums have garnered praise from likes of Bob Harris, Q, Mojo, Uncut, Independent and have become a live favourite on the roots circuit over the last few years, Pete will be performing songs from the bands last three albums alongside tracks off the new album, Colours Simple, due to be released on Clubhouse Records in September. A songwriting craftsman of the highest order, a lyricist who can both paint pictures with beautiful imagery and a vivid imagination, Gow has worked out the shortcut right to your soul. His solo shows are both intense and unforgettable. www.casehardin.com Robert Chaney (US) Robert Chaney is an American performing artist, based in London, an undoubted heir to the songwriting tradition of Townes Van Zandt, Hank Williams, and Judee Sill. Cracked Picture Frames, his debut album was released earlier this year and instantly become a real 'word of mouth' sensation. His live performances are captivating, dark tales of love and life delivered in a voice that could be the missing link between Hank Williams and Nick Cave. Those who have seen Chaney live are already hailing the emergence of a real special new talent. We certainly don't disagree with that! www.robertchaney.net Over 18s show ONLY Tickets £8 Advance / £10 Door

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Alex Berger + Jesse Terry

on Wed, 14 Oct 2015 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. -------- ALEX BERGER When Tom Waits judges an artist's work as noteworthy, people sit up and take notice. This was exactly the case when Waits selected the title track from Alex Berger's debut record, 'Snow Globe' as Best Story Song at the 10th Annual Independent Music Awards. It announced an engaging songwriter of emotion and maturity, with an earnest commitment to his craft. Alex Berger was raised in London, born into an extremely musical household and family. On his mother's side, Alex's cousin Lynsey de Paul was the first ever female recipient of an Ivor Novello award. Lynsey mentored Alex throughout his career until her untimely passing earlier this year . On his father's side, Alex's cousin Amy Winehouse lit up the world during her spectacular, tragically short career. From his childhood in the UK to a songwriting career in Nashville, via a decade studying and performing in New York City, Berger's path has been colourful to say the least, with no shortage of stories to tell. Often referred to as a 'songwriter's songwriter', his intricate, often deceptively simple style is shot through with a wisdom well beyond his years. As he prepares for the release of his next project, 'Anticipate', Alex has recently become a regular performer on Nashville's singer-songwriter circuit, most recently appearing at the world-famous Bluebird Cafe. http://www.alexbergermusic.com ----------------------------------------------------------- JESSE TERRY Jesse Terry is a singer/songwriter with an uncanny ability to weave tales of travel and homecoming, of sorrow and of redemption, into songs that are simultaneously timeless and fresh. Home is now the coastal village of Stonington, Connecticut, but Terry's music reflects an amalgam of influences, from Nashville to Laurel Canyon. His melodic and lyrically-driven Americana fits naturally on a playlist between cuts from Josh Ritter, Jackson Browne, Ryan Adams and Neil Young. Terry's star is on the rise, and it's no surprise. Through the course of four releases, The Runner (2009), Empty Seat On a Plane (2012), Stay Here With Me (2013), and The Calm & The Storm (2015), Terry draws from a wellspring of emotional depth and combines it with performance skills honed over hundreds of shows and hundreds of thousands of miles on the road. Jesse Terry's "melodies ring with instant accessibility and a clear connection, conveying a brilliance and clarity that most veteran artists still strive for" (No Depression). His "well-crafted songs rank right there with Ryan Adams, Rhett Miller and other masters of alt-country" (WFUV-NYC). A gentle warmth runs through Terry's voice, and his lyrics, while grounded in gritty wisdom acquired through years on the road, offer up hope for a kinder tomorrow. Arranged around acoustic guitar and subtly augmented by strings, piano, percussion and achingly beautiful harmonies, Terry's music is elegantly spare, capturing the eternal tug-of-war between head and heart, the pull of the road and the longing for return. http://www.jesseterrymusic.com

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Bruce Cockburn

on Thu, 15 Oct 2015 at London Bush Hall 7:30pm

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Vetiver

on Thu, 15 Oct 2015 at Manchester Night & Day Cafe 8:00pm

Andy Cabic of Vetiver says: Vetiver is what I've been calling my songs and recordings since about 2003 or so. I live in San Francisco, have since 1998. My touring band and the musicians I've recorded with over the years are always changing, though many friends and players have stayed with me over albums and tours. The one constant has been Thom Monahan who has engineered and co-produced every Vetiver album. Thom lives in LA, where most of Complete Strangers was recorded. The album came together slowly over demos at my home in San Francisco and quick trips to LA, continuing on with Thom at his studio. It moved in fits and starts for a couple years. Once we had the basic arrangements we jumped in the studio with Bart Davenport, Gabe Noel and Josh Adams for a few days to put down rhythm tracks. That's when the album really took shape. Thom & I fleshed everything out with a few more musicians in San Francisco and LA, and eventually Complete Strangers arrived. The songs on Complete Strangers bear some resemblance to the album's title. They share things in common but come from different places, different times. Stranger Still is an anthem for insomniacs, illuminating the hours when the world exceeds our grasp. From Now On rings out some emotional tinnitus, the moment a night runs away from you, when freedoms turn into responsibilities. The album builds around dualities, the way people pair at parties. Current Carry percolates with the confidence of love, while Confiding reveals how vulnerable we are chasing love. Backwards Slowly and Edgar are vignettes of transition, more ebb than flow. As with many of Vetiver's better moments, sunshine is only a chord away from melancholy. An introspective lyric underlies an extroverted chorus. Subtlety tries to be outgoing, loneliness familiar, in an effort to connect the dots of life's ellipsis. I'm still figuring the album out. It feels like someone I've just met yet known for a long time.

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Willy Porter

on Thu, 15 Oct 2015 at Hutton Rudby Village Hall 7:30pm

Wisconsin native Willy Porter is a guitar virtuoso with an insinuating voice that sneaks past your defenses and gets under your skin. The Washington Post has called him a dazzling acoustic guitarist with a moody baritone, while the Boston Globe describes him as an acoustic picker with the Olympian speed of Leo Kottke bolstered by rootsy vocals and twisting, offbeat lyrics. Willy has toured with Tori Amos, Paul Simon, and Jethro Tull, whose leader, Ian Anderson, said of him: Willy Porter's music demonstrates admirably that the technical excellence of his guitar-playing will never overwhelm the essence of the song itself. In perfect symbiosis, the disciplines of performance and songwriting combine together to create the unique work for which he is admired by professional peers and audiences alike. Oh and a damn fine singer too. Thank goodness he doesn't play the flute. His music is engaging, original, and occasionally haunting, and between songs he tells hilarious stories, perhaps inspired by his background in improv comedy. Each tour date became a unique event, a musical experience much greater than just a review of past, present and future recorded work. One his latest disc, Human Kindness (2015), Porter brings all of his acoustic, electric and multi-string chops to bear in service of a great collection of songs. This album is a driving, tuneful return to the pop sensibilities of his best work that also showcases Porter's growth as a writer, musician and producer. He toured the UK in Autumn 2013 and February 2014 with Martyn Joseph, along with a solo UK tour is October 2014, and his performances went down a storm every night with audiences all asking the same questionWhen he is coming back? I enjoy the security of obscurity, Willy said in a recent interview, but he's an artist who deserves an even wider following.

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Wizz Jones - Live

on Thu, 15 Oct 2015 at Hope Old Hall Hotel (tea rooms) 7:30pm

Folk, Blues & Beyond is a new venue using the tea rooms at The Old Hall Hotel, Hope S33 6RH once a month presenting well known or up and coming artists. Acoustic sessions will be held in the hotel bar between main gigs dates. Every Wednesday This has been set up by musicians to encourage live music and not for profit. Money taken at the door is to pay musicians, equipment hire and advertising. Profit will be donated to charity:

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Fsa Fest 2015

on Fri, 16 Oct 2015 at Warton Fort San Antone Starts 7pm Friday

FSA FEST 2015 16th 17th 18th October 2015 Fort San Antone Great Birchwood Country Park Lytham Rd Warton Preston PR4 1TE Camping & Caravan bookings + for more info call - 01772633162 email - info@fort-san-antone.com VISIT www.fortsanantone.com LINE UP: PAUPER KINGS RAINTOWN FRANKIE DAVIES EMMA JANE LUKE & MEL FITZWALLACE LAURA OAKES GARY QUINN HONEY RYDER JODIE MITCHELL HOLLOWAY RD MOST UGLY CHILD SASHA MCVEIGH DEXETER LIV AUSTEN & THE BANNED ACOUSTIC JOURNEY LISA WRIGHT EMMA JADE GARBUTT ELLIE DIBBEN + AFTER PARTIES WITH THE ASH COOPER BAND Sunday 18th October 2015 Doors Open 7pm The Cheapseats + supports TBA

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Naomi Bedford With Paul Simmonds (the Men They Couldn't Hang ) Sing Songs Of Insolence

on Fri, 16 Oct 2015 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette doors 7pm

http://www.naomibedford.co.uk/ http://youtu.be/6Yw4Gtu4BHo Tickets £15 in advance or £17 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette. Contact mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com for further information. Mix of seating (V.LIMITED) and standing. Doors 7pm. Support ( if arranged) around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. We have an drinks licence. Real & Craft Ales, Lagers, Wines. Ciders and Spirits will be served along with Ouseburn Coffee Company Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and posh soft drinks. Facebook - Launderette Sessions Twitter - @LaunderetteSess Instagram - Launderette_Sessions Trip Advisor - Events at Old Cinema Launderette (Durham) Naomi Bedford New CD - Title/LABEL/(Cat.No): A History Of Insolence: Songs Of Freedom, Dissent & Strife / Dusty Willow Recordings/(DWR003) UK release date: Monday 8 September 2014 UK distribution: Proper Distribution Website www.naomibedford.co.uk Award-winning English roots vocalist, Naomi Bedford releases her second album - A History of Insolence -- on which she explores songs of freedom, dissent and strife. As Naomi explains; "My partner, Paul Simmonds (The Men They Couldn't Hang songwriter) and I were plotting our next musical project in my kitchen one evening - we had virtually decided to look at Love, Passion and Devotion as our subject matter. Then, after 2 tequilas, 3 whiskys and a spirited discussion about the state of the nation, we completely changed course. And the product of that spirited conversation is this album!'' "I have a history of political activity" she continues " I was the Artist Liaisons person for the Artists Against The Poll Tax and an organiser in the Anti Poll Tax movement. I also helped organise the Hyde Park rally and demonstrations (my boyfriend during this period was the Scottish political activist Tommy Sheridan). Also Paul is well known for his political songwriting in The Men They Couldn't Hang. So songs of insolence come naturally to both of us." Born in Putney in the 1970s, Naomi was taught folk songs as a 6 year old by her mother and began playing guitar from age 11. "As a teen" she adds: "I wanted to be in a girl band singing folk and country based songs. At that time those genres were unpopular with my peers ‐ I tried to force my love of Shirley Collins and Hedy West on to all my potential band mates, staying up till the early hours playing them three of four versions of the same song, enthusing about the exciting storytelling and history they contained. But it was to no avail until I met Lisa Knapp whilst doing a college course in English. We began playing and writing songs together in our late teens and we also busked Tom Paley and Everly Brothers songs regularly." In 2011 Naomi released the award-winning album of murder ballads 'Tales from the Weeping Willow'. On that album, after a chequered journey through travel, motherhood and dance music, Naomi returned to her first love of roots, folk and country music to great acclaim; appearing at Celtic Connections, Cambridge and Sidmouth Folk Festivals and achieved regular airplay across BBC National and Regional radio. The new album, 'A History of Insolence', assembles another cast of exceptional musicians and guests (including Justin Currie, Alasdair Roberts and Jackie Oates) and features an impeccable selection of new and old songs that examine Insolence - the very wellspring of all social and political songs. As Lord Macaulay said: "It was in rude rhyme that their love and hatred, their exultation and distress found utterance. A great deal of their history is to be learned from their ballads" Or as The Craftsman magazine put it; "When the people find themselves generally aggrieved they are apt to manifest their resentment in satirical ballads, allegories and ironical points of low wit" Or: "Some will rob you with a six gun and some with a fountain pen" - Woody Guthrie

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Chris While And Julie Matthews At St Helens Alveston

on Fri, 16 Oct 2015 at Bristol St Helens Church, Alveston Doors 7:30 for performance at 8:00 pm

Chris While & Julie Matthews are breathtaking singers, songwriters, musicians and performers whose energy and commitment to their craft and their audience is boundless. They have been hailed the best and most hard working acoustic duo on the folk roots scene. Their songs are covered by many revered singers the world over but it is While & Matthews' musical partnership and obvious joy of performing together that really brings their songs to life. As performers they are unrivalled and their audiences leave their concerts having been through every emotion possible. It will be breath-taking to hear their tight harmonies in the intimate setting of St Helens Church.

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Mike Dowling (usa)

on Fri, 16 Oct 2015 at London The Telegraph (Putney) Doors 7:00 pm : Music starts at 8:00 pm

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Tracey Browne And Raevennan Husbandes At The Golden Fleece, Thirsk

on Fri, 16 Oct 2015 at Thirsk The Golden Fleece Doors at 7.30pm

Tracey Browne and Raevennan Husbandes are both UK-based singer-songwriters who have formed a collaborative duo project. Tracey's credits include session work for artists such as Thea Gilmore (whose live band she has also played in) and her own acclaimed album 'Everyone Is Ordinary' released in 2012, which received high praise and national radio airplay courtesy of Janice Long (BBC Radio 2). Admirer's of Raevennan's work include pedal steel maestro BJ Cole, who recently produced her debut solo EP, and Nashville-based George Marinelli, Bonnie Raitt's long-time collaborator and guitarist. The duo are raising funds to press their debut collaborative record, written and recorded since meeting during a residential workshop with The Unthanks at Manchester's famous Band on the Wall. They have recorded and produced it themselves, at Airtight Studios in Manchester and the record features guest performances from Belinda O'Hooley (one half of the excellent folk duo O'Hooley & Tidow) and Katie Ware aka Little Sparrow, one of the Manchester music scene's brightest lights.

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An Intimate With Jo Harman

on Fri, 16 Oct 2015 at Worthing Pier Doors open 7pm Show strarts 8pm

1930's.The setting is perfect for music events and Jo Harman who is at the moment residing in Worthing compliments this fantastic iconic venue and we are all so excited for her show to start. All seating and standing is unreserved with some restrictive viewing due to pillars Tickets £15+ booking fee £18 on door if available JO HARMAN is a British singer-songwriter whose work takes inspiration from blues, soul, roots and gospel and more Jo and various musicians will perform a stripped back acoustic performance of familiar and personal songs with the audience only feet away For those who have seen Jo you always walk away wanting more This intimate venue is ideal to feel every song is aimed directly at you Recent comments include Daily Mirror as part of a half page interview, as being on course to be 'the finest female soul blues singer in the UK Huey Morgan (Fun Lovin' Criminals) on his BBC Radio 2 programme as a 'must get' album; Huey's words on air 'sometimes you hear a voice that leaves you speechless...I am' "Brilliant...get it!' Mail On Sunday "A must hear album" "Jo has got an amazingly powerful soul voice" Jazz FM "On course to be the finest female soul and blues vocalist in the UK" Daily Mirror Stunning...our tip for 2013. Harman's music mainlines the human soul' The Blues Magazine (9 out of 10) "A landmark album" (9 stars) Country Music Magazine "A veritable superstar on the British blues and roots scene, she really is that good....the voice is a glorious instrument, immensely expressive and with a tone that can send shivers down the spine...this is an astounding record, timeless, rich and powerful ...it's this disc that truly says that she is a star of our time.'" Tone Monkey 'What a voice!' - Classic Rock Jo's 2013 debut album 'Dirt On My Tongue' received remarkable critical acclaim making vaious of 'best of' lists and awards, internationally. In Summer 2014, Jo releases a new album,'Jo Harman and Company - Live At The Royal Albert Hall', recorded by the BBC. Jo and the band have just received no less than 4 nominations for this years 2014 British Blues Awards, including best singer, as well as best songwriter,

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Henry Priestman - The Arts Centre @ Burscough Wharf

on Fri, 16 Oct 2015 at Burscough Wharf The Arts Centre Doors 7.30pm Start 8.15pm

Tickets £10. Tickets also available at https://www.facebook.com/My33Records. email via facebook for further information. All Seating. Doors 7:30pm. Support around 8:15pm. Headline around 9.00pm. Bar open from 7:30pm Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/My33Records Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BurscoughWharf1?fref=ts http://www.henrypriestman.com/ http://www.garygardnermusic.co.uk/ About Henry Priestman it's absolutely brilliant.....he's found his voice! Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 After over 37 years in the music business and with a credit list longer than both your arms in 2009 Henry Priestman (having not sung since 1981!!) reinvented himself as a singer-songwriter and released his debut solo CD The Chronicles of Modern Life on the famous Island Records label. He followed that up in 2014 with The Last Mad Surge of Youth and in 2015 has just put out his first live 20 track Settle Down, which contains 20 songs from a long and varied career. Both albums are the sound of a man who's seen the music world explode from punk (his band Yachts supported the Sex Pistols in '77, and The Who on European Tour in '79) via pop (three million albums with The Christians; a top five single for Mark Owen) through to the digital age (soundtracks for James Bond/Xbox, BBC's Wildlife on One, Natural World), writing/production duties with the likes of singer/songwriters Amy Wadge, Lotte Mullan and 10cc's Graham Gouldman (3 co-writes with Graham on his latest Love and Work album), and still has something worth singing about. So in this age of genre's, niches and tribes, where does Henry fit in? Amazon.com seem to think he's folk (Chronicles... topped the Amazon Folk and World charts on it's release), Radio 2's Johnnie Walker described Henry's new direction as music for grumpy old men, The Daily Mail said he is a master of the rueful observation, and elsewhere the phrase post-punk-folk-protest has been bandied about. Henry Priestman's got form, his previous including Yachts (described in Gene Sculatti's U.S. book The Catalog of Cool asCole Porter Punk!), It's Immaterial, The Christians (writing all songs on their 1987 triple-platinum debut), sharing a mic and a number one single with Paul McCartney, composing the title song for London West End musical Dreamboats and Petticoats, and even having Aled Jones cover a track on his latest album. To say nothing of a roll call of sessions for fellow North West luminaries including Lightning Seeds, Johnny Marr, Ian McCulloch, Pete Wylie, Ian McNabb and Echo & The Bunnymen, plus vocals on Jools Holland/Tom Jones' 2004 CD. Tracks from his debut album (including Grey's The New Blond) were playlisted at Radio 2 & featured on BBC Breakfast TV http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOiTSqpjhR0 and his latest Surge album garnered Henry the best reviews he's had in 37 years of releasing records. Having discovered a new found love of live work (mixing ramshackle chaos & tear-jerking poignancy in equal measures!) he will be touring all over the UK this year (check website: www.henrypriestman.com), and is available for housegigs too (20 housegigs booked in for 2015 already!). You could say he likes to keep busy his last mad surge of youth perhaps? About Gary Gardner Gary Gardner is a singer songwriter from the North West (Burscough). Last year he was a finalist for the Liverpool Hunger Games Acoustic Showcase, Artist of the week on Chris Curries Radio Show (Wirral Radio), and released his first 4 track ep Privileged. With only his acoustic guitar for support, Gary can been seen in gigs around the North West. He has quickly become part of the eclectic Liverpool gig circuit, singing at various venues including The Zanzibar, The Lomax, Brink, Sound and HOPE Liverpool Festival to name a few. Gary has also appeared on both releases of The City Of Music Compilation CDs and played to his biggest audience yet at the Bickerstock Festival. "When I first discovered this song and did more research, I realized how it wasn't just a song but a symbol. Take a listen and think about how simple yet awesome this song is." Quote on Calling - Radcircle "Armed with some great polished tracks and a guitar that made the Ship Inn's walls sing and hum, Gary played several songs that made those present sit back, soak up the warmth of the day and the interesting lyrics that he sang with a sense of knowing and fondness." Ian D Hall - Liverpool Sound and Vision All under 16s require an adult present

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Boo Hewerdine

on Fri, 16 Oct 2015 at Barton The Ropewalk On Stage 8.00pm

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O'hooley & Tidow

on Fri, 16 Oct 2015 at York Thorganby Village Hall 7:30pm

Summat's Brewin' Tour

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Big Boy Bloater 'one-man Show' Tour

on Fri, 16 Oct 2015 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

British R&B kingpin Big Boy Bloater brings you an intimate and unique 'one-man show' featuring songs old and new in his unique and inimitably gruff and entertaining rootsy style. He has been lauded as 'one of the great blues men of our time' by Jools Holland, described as 'the next big thing in blues' by Classic Rock Blues magazine, 'a phenomenal guitarist' by Mark Lamarr and funk and soul legend Craig Charles says 'I love this guy, he has a voice that sounds like it's been soaked in turpentine for the last decade!'. With credentials like that you know it will be an evening of great musicality and fun and a chance to get up close and personal with the Big Boy! www.bigboybloater.com www.facebook.com/thebigboybloaterpage www.twitter.com/bigboybloater www.youtube.com/bigboybloater

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Blackbeard's Tea Party

on Fri, 16 Oct 2015 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

Blackbeard's Tea Party. The name alone holds a bit of mystery and promises of something different. Playing together since summer 2009, they began as a busking, function and ceilidh band, quickly gaining a reputation as a formidable live act. Comprising six ultra-energetic young musicians who, as well as regularly playing with the band, are still often to be seen busking round York, where most of them originally attended university. On the strength of a chance sighting on the York streets by a certain Mr. Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2 broadcast a track from their debut EP 'Heavens To Betsy', which occasioned much praise and a run of storming festival appearances in the following months. Since their initial foray into recording they have released two full albums, 'Tomorrow We'll Be Sober' in 2011 (which R2 mag gave a five star rating) and 'Whip Jamboree' in 2013, both to great critical acclaim. They were recognised as one of the best live bands in the UK in the 2011 FATEA Awards and sine then they have become well known on the English festival circuit, having performed at mainstream festivals including Glastonbury Larmer Tree, Bingley Music Live and Fairport's Cropredy Convention, and at folk festivals including Cambridge, Shrewsbury and Sidmouth (where they have played for three consecutive years). Blackbeard's Tea Party are an exuberant combo that displays not only a great sense of musicianship but also a keen sense of purpose that communicates their overwhelming enthusiasm for the music and its performance. They're clearly intent on us all having as good a time as they are, and equally clearly they've thought about where they're taking us with their full-steam-ahead and slightly quirky folk-rock, which deftly combines the verve and invention of Bellowhead with the kicking rock sound of the Dropkick Murphys. But, for all the new-fangled electrickery, there is something comfortably traditional about Blackbeard's Tea party, with even the most adventurous arrangements rooted firmly in the integrity of the material. They may slip in the occasional widdly, distorted rock guitar solo, but you can still have a couple of pints and sing along with your mates - something that is at the heart of their considerable live appeal.

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Jon Gomm

on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 at Devizes St Mary's Church Doors 7pm. Support 7.30pm Jon Gomm 8.30pm.

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Lydia And Cuthbert Noble

on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 at Dungworth The Royal Hotel 7.30pm (tune session) 8-10 (act) 10-11:30 (song se

Standing tickets always available on the night

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Chris While & Julie Matthews

on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8pm

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Chris While & Julie Matthews

on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8pm

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Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick

on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 at Reeth Memorial Hall Doors at 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start

Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick Now almost 50 years since they first teamed up together, they're back! Martin Carthy has been described by Q Magazine as Arguably the greatest English folk song performer, writer, collector and editor of them all! whilst "Swarbrick is an absolute revelation here, as instinctively sympathetic and wickedly inspirational as he ever was. It's like they were a couple of twenty somethings again. To hear Swarb bowing with such soul and tenderness and dynamism too is an unconditional joy." (fRoots). All the old skills are demonstrated with a new collection of traditional songs and instrumentals.

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Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick

on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 at Reeth Memorial Hall Doors at 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start

Martin Carthy & Dave Swarbrick Now almost 50 years since they first teamed up together, they're back! Martin Carthy has been described by Q Magazine as Arguably the greatest English folk song performer, writer, collector and editor of them all! whilst "Swarbrick is an absolute revelation here, as instinctively sympathetic and wickedly inspirational as he ever was. It's like they were a couple of twenty somethings again. To hear Swarb bowing with such soul and tenderness and dynamism too is an unconditional joy." (fRoots). All the old skills are demonstrated with a new collection of traditional songs and instrumentals.

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Calico Jack

on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 at Newbury ACE Space 8:00pm (Doors Open 7:30)

Calico Jack are a band of boat dwellers based on the Kennet and Avon canal. Their accordion-led, stomping folk-fusion grew up around towpath campfires and has taken them around the UK festival circuit. Expect a melodic mashup of Eastern European folk, sea shanties and carnival chaos driven by galloping beats. With costumes as flamboyant as their music, the band weave strange and enchanting worlds on stage where pirates, fortune tellers and carnies roam through the landscape of a dark and twisted fairytale.

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Calico Jack

on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 at Newbury ACE Space 8:00pm (Doors Open 7:30pm)

Calico Jack are a band of boat dwellers based on the Kennet and Avon canal. Their accordion-led, stomping folk-fusion grew up around towpath campfires and has taken them around the UK festival circuit. Expect a melodic mashup of Eastern European folk, sea shanties and carnival chaos driven by galloping beats. With costumes as flamboyant as their music, the band weave strange and enchanting worlds on stage where pirates, fortune tellers and carnies roam through the landscape of a dark and twisted fairytale.

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Gilmore And Roberts

on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

Twice-nominated at BBC Folk Awards, contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding lap-tapping guitar, fiery fiddle and their trademark harmonies, creating a powerful wall of sound.

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O'hooley And Tidow. Summat's Brewin' Tour

on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 at Hebden Bridge Wadsworth Community Centre; 6:45pm

Doors 6.45. Show begins at 7.45

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La Luz

on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 at Salford The Eagle Inn 7:30pm

For most, a brush with death would be cause for retreat, reflection, and reluctance, but Seattle band La Luz found something different in it: resilience. Having survived a high-speed highway collision shortly after releasing their 2013 debut LP It's Alive, La Luz, despite lasting trauma, returned to touring with a frequency and tirelessness that put their peers to shame. Over the past year-and-a-half of performing, the band arrived at a greater awareness of their music's ability to whip eager crowds into a frenzy. In response, frontwoman Shana Cleveland's guitar solos took on a more unhinged quality. The basslines (from newly installed member Lena Simon) became more lithe and elastic. Stage-dives and crowd-surfing grew to be as indelible a part of the La Luz live experience as their onstage doo-wop-indebted dance moves. When it came time to record Weirdo Shrine, their second album due out 7 August the goal was to capture the band's restless live energy and commit it to tape. In early 2015, Cleveland and co. adjourned to a surf shop in San Dimas, California where, with the help of producer/engineer Ty Segall, they realised this vision. Tracking most of the album live in shared quarters, La Luz chose to leave in any happy accidents and spur-of-the-moment flourishes that occurred while recording. Cleveland's newly fuzzed-up guitar solos which now incorporated the influence of Japanese Eleki players in addition to the twang of American surf and country were juxtaposed against the group's most angelic four-part harmonies to date. The organs of Alice Sandahl and the drumming of Marian Li Pino were granted extra heft and dimension. Thematically, Cleveland channeled Washingtonian poet Richard Brautigan on You Disappear and Oranges, and sought inspiration from Charles Burns' Seattle-set graphic novel Black Hole. The resulting album is a natural evolution of the band's self-styled 'surf noir' sound a rawer, turbo-charged sequel that charts themes of loneliness, infatuation, obsession and death across eleven tracks, from the opening credits siren song of Sleep Till They Die to the widescreen, receding-skyline send-off of Oranges and its bittersweet epilogue, True Love Knows. In describing Weirdo Shrine, Segall remarked that it gave him a vision of a 'world burning with colours [he'd] never seen, like mauve that is living'. In Oranges, the Brautigan poem that inspired the aforementioned track of the same name, the poet writes of a surreal 'orange wind / that glows from your footsteps'. These hue-based allusions are apt: the sound of La Luz is (appropriately) vibrant, and alive with a kaleidoscopic passion. Weirdo Shrine finds them at their most saturated and cinematic. 'A uniquely haunting albeit occasionally unintentional spin on the innocent guitar-driven pop of the late '50s and early '60s, nudging the sock hop vibes of Dick Dale and the Shirelles into a darker parallel dimension' Paper Magazine 'Imagine all of the Shangri-La's trying, precariously, to balance on top of Link Wray's surfboard' Pitchfork

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Kris Dollimore

on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

TBA Please note this event is NOT part of the Big Comfy Folk Club

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Porchlight Smoker

on Sat, 17 Oct 2015 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 multi-instrumental band, based in Sussex, play an exciting blend of roots, folk and Americana. 'Masters of the banjo, guitar, lap-steel, harmonica, stand-up bass, mandolin and, yes, clarinet, combined with their trademark four-part vocal harmonies' (Maverick Festival). Often described as the 'real deal', every Porchlight Smoker show is different. Material is not over-rehearsed, with the idea is that no song is ever played quite the same way twice, thus ensuring there's a spontaneity and 'edge' to every live show. They play a varied and at times virtuoso repertoire that mixes self-penned works with covers made very much their own. A range of instruments, including banjo, guitar, lap-steel, stand-up bass, harmonica and mandolin, even clarinet, accompany the band's trademark four-part vocal harmonies. Based in the South-east, Porchlight Smoker started out as a duo in 2006 and since have expanded into the four-piece band that today play across the UK.

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Ewan Mclennan

on Sun, 18 Oct 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Ewan McLennan first emerged onto the UK folk scene with 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. His debut was capped by winning the BBC Folk Award's Horizon Award in 2011. Whether singing haunting traditional Scottish ballads or weaving the powerful stories that make-up his own songs, Ewan's unique, moving and earthy voice is always compelling. Having performed with and been taught by a number of world-renowned guitarists, from Martin Simpson to Robin Hill and Gerry Douglas, his own guitar playing is recognised as outstanding and forms an essential part of his music. Ewan's new album 'Stories still Untold' was released last year to critical acclaim: One of the most exciting singers to come out of Scotland in recent years (Mike Harding) Stories Still Untold, is a real treat (**** 4 stars 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)

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John Kirkpatrick

on Sun, 18 Oct 2015 at Topsham Matthews Hall 8:00pm

John Kirkpatrick is one of the most prolific figures on the English folk scene, performing solo, in duos, acoustic groups and electric bands. With an enviable reputation as an instrumental virtuoso and session musician he is considered a leading interpreter of English folk music. As songwriter, composer, choreographer and musical director, he has contributed to over sixty plays in the theatre and on radio.

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Frigg (finland)

on Sun, 18 Oct 2015 at Malvern Colwall Village Hall 6:30pm

'high-energy, full force fiddle attack to pastoral chamber-folk a thrilling performance from start to Finnish and the audience Lapped it up!' Fatea Magazine Fiddling but not as we know it Musicianship of the highest quality with more than a hint of mischief & wonder. Scandomusic as good as it gets. 'You can put me down as a fan' Simon Nicol, Fairport Convention 'five-star' Fiona Talkington, Songlines 'irresistible' The Herald 'Nordgrass rocks!' Alex Monaghan, The Living Tradition Reeling from their UK debut year - they dazzled Celtic Connections, The Scots Fiddle Festival, The Sage Gateshead, Cambridge Folk Festival - this international fiddle septet are back for more. Featuring the premier talents of a new generation of folk musicians, Frigg has developed a blend of their own called Nordgrass, a mix of Nordic folk and American bluegrass. A hair-raising, voice-losing, heart-burstingly beautiful gig full of traditional Finnish tunes with Norwegian detours. On-stage 7.00pm - the smallest venue on this tour!

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Frigg (finland)

on Sun, 18 Oct 2015 at Malvern Colwall Village Hall 6:30pm

'high-energy, full force fiddle attack to pastoral chamber-folk a thrilling performance from start to Finnish and the audience Lapped it up!' Fatea Magazine Fiddling but not as we know it Musicianship of the highest quality with more than a hint of mischief & wonder. Scandomusic as good as it gets. 'You can put me down as a fan' Simon Nicol, Fairport Convention 'five-star' Fiona Talkington, Songlines 'irresistible' The Herald 'Nordgrass rocks!' Alex Monaghan, The Living Tradition Reeling from their UK debut year - they dazzled Celtic Connections, The Scots Fiddle Festival, The Sage Gateshead, Cambridge Folk Festival - this international fiddle septet are back for more. Featuring the premier talents of a new generation of folk musicians, Frigg has developed a blend of their own called Nordgrass, a mix of Nordic folk and American bluegrass. A hair-raising, voice-losing, heart-burstingly beautiful gig full of traditional Finnish tunes with Norwegian detours. On-stage 7.00pm - the smallest venue on this tour!

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John Bramwell (i Am Kloot)

on Sun, 18 Oct 2015 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

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Dallahan

on Mon, 19 Oct 2015 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music starts 8:30pm

Since launching the band in December 2013, Dallahan have exploded onto the traditional music scene. Their unique arrangements of original music and traditional Irish tunes and songs have secured their presence at such prestigious international events as Milwaukee Irish Festival in the USA, Copenhagen Irish Festival and Celtic Connections. Dallahan met each other through local sessions in Edinburgh and they are established performers of various musical styles from classical and jazz to Balkan and Celtic. The members of the band have toured extensively with groups as diverse as Kalman Balogh's Gypsy Cimbalom Band, Larsa, Fianna, Samling, Tcha Limberger and they regularly appear at festivals and venues both in the UK and internationally. As individuals, they have received various awards; Paddy won the 'BBC Young Traditional Musician Of The Year Award 2013', Ciaran won the title of 'All Britain Banjo Champion' in 2006, Jani won 1st prize at the first 'Hungarian Traditional Music Competition' and Jack was recently a finalist in the 'BBC Young Traditional Musician Of The Year Award 2014'. As a band, they received an 'Emerging Excellence Award' from Help Musicians UK and were recently nominated for Best Up and Coming Artist of the Year at the Scots Trad Music Awards 2014. Dallahan is a breath taking musical journey delivered by award winning musicians that is as much fun to listen to as it is to play.

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Eilen Jewell Band

on Mon, 19 Oct 2015 at London Dingwalls 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: This event will be taking place at our alternative home for the evening: DINGWALLS, Middle Yard, Camden Lock, London, NW1 8AB. DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk _______ Honesty, confidence, and respect permeate EILEN JEWELL's music, dating back to her self-released Boundary County album in 2006. Since then, the Boise native has recorded five studio albums for Signature Sounds with her road-tested touring band, and two more as a member of the Boston-based gospel-charged Sacred Shakers (also on Signature Sounds), which includes that well-oiled band at its core. Her latest, Sundown Over Ghost Town, is a masterful culmination of Jewell's work to date, and rolls out May 26. As hard as it is to categorize Jewell's musicterms like alt-country, roots-rock, country-noir, and Americana get used a lotit's even harder not to become thoroughly enraptured by the singer/songwriter's powerful versatility, musical stories, and images. And that gorgeous voice makes you feel like she's singing just for you, out on the breezy back porch or by a crackling campfire. She does so much, so well. ----------------------------------------------------------- MISS TESS & THE TALKBACKS is a grooving rock 'n' roll band rooted in swinging blues, throwback country, and rockabilly music from Brooklyn, NY. Front and center in this tight quartet is soulful songwriter and skilled guitarist, Miss Tess. She possesses a voice that is, "alternately seductive and sexy, and is a pure joy to listen to (Pop Matters). With multiple US tours and several releases under their belts, Miss Tess & The Talkbacks has proven to be one of the most exciting acts on the blossoming Americana scene. The band, with its self-described modern vintage sound, is currently in the studio writing and recording material for their tenth album. A sneak preview of two of their new tunes will be released as a 45 single and download in spring, 2015 on Signature Sounds Recordings (Lake Street Dive, Eilen Jewell, Chris Smither, Josh Ritter, Erin McKeown). "I don't know of anyone else right now touring in the Americana scene that has such an eclectic, jazzy, old school and interesting vibe. There's an authenticity present in Miss Tess' music. It is not contrived, not too far a stretch for the skeptical imagination. She is real. And she is rare." -- No Depression

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The Tickells

on Mon, 19 Oct 2015 at Etton The Processed Pea 7:30am

A 'dad and his lass' return to some of the intimate music venues they performed at - thirty years on-including The Processed Pea.' Songs, stories, Northumbrian music and a good catch up. Starts at 8pm.

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Bright Phoebus Presents: Roy Bailey's 80th Birthday Bash!

on Tue, 20 Oct 2015 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30pm doors Concert 8pm

Our Bright Phoebus Elder Statesman is celebrating his 80th Birthday this year and this time, he's celebrating it with a gig on his actual birthday! Roy Bailey is an internationally loved singer of songs of our times. For more than half of those 80 years he has taken songs of people's experiences from all over the world, to festivals and concerts all over the world and they all love him for it. His longtime collaboration with the late and much missed, Tony Benn, won them both a Folk Award for Best Live Act, as well as many accolades and loyal fans. In a tribute to Tony, he recently presented a version of their show, the Writing On The Wall, with Billy Bragg at the Hay On Wye Literature Festival, which left not a dry eye or an unlifted heart in the house. We are very lucky to have him here in Sheffield and as part of our Bright Phoebus Collective, and his Birthday Bash has become a regular feature of our annual calendar. 80 is always special though, so come and help us celebrate this year - Roy has hinted at some special guests also, so watch this space!

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Bright Phoebus Presents: Roy Bailey's 80th Birthday Bash!

on Tue, 20 Oct 2015 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30pm doors Concert 8pm

Our Bright Phoebus Elder Statesman is celebrating his 80th Birthday this year and this time, he's celebrating it with a gig on his actual birthday! Roy Bailey is an internationally loved singer of songs of our times. For more than half of those 80 years he has taken songs of people's experiences from all over the world, to festivals and concerts all over the world and they all love him for it. His longtime collaboration with the late and much missed, Tony Benn, won them both a Folk Award for Best Live Act, as well as many accolades and loyal fans. In a tribute to Tony, he recently presented a version of their show, the Writing On The Wall, with Billy Bragg at the Hay On Wye Literature Festival, which left not a dry eye or an unlifted heart in the house. We are very lucky to have him here in Sheffield and as part of our Bright Phoebus Collective, and his Birthday Bash has become a regular feature of our annual calendar. 80 is always special though, so come and help us celebrate this year - Roy has hinted at some special guests also, so watch this space!

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Ciaran Lavery

on Tue, 20 Oct 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Ciaran Lavery has already racked up over 11 MILLION plays on Spotify, this is unprecedented for such a new artist. You might be asking how can this be, when his other social stats are quite modest? The answer is really quite simple, he has great songs, people have added them to playlists on Spotify which have been listened to and then added to more playlists and so on and so on. Ciaran found his musical voice through the simplest of means listening to old 80s singles on my sister's record player. Cutting his young teeth in various (often noisier) incarnations over the last decade that voice is now as soothing as it is timeless. Ciaran crafts heart-on-sleeve acoustic pop in the vein of '29'-era Ryan Adams; full of passion and meaning, I come from a tiny village; you could literally drive through Aghagallon in thirty seconds, but it's jam packed full of characters and real, genuine people. It's the type of place where if you're being an idiot someone will tell you. That's just how the environment was. I guess that sort of honesty comes out in my music.

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Gilmore & Roberts

on Wed, 21 Oct 2015 at London Surya Doors 7:30pm

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Crh Music Presents Eilen Jewell And Band

on Wed, 21 Oct 2015 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

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Josienne Clarke And Ben Walker

on Thu, 22 Oct 2015 at London St Pancras Old Church Doors Open 7:30pm, Live Music Starts 8:15pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7:30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.15pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ------------------- In a town full of songs and singers, Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker give you the real thing. Both classically trained, their musical proficiency is beyond doubt. But this isn't about technical accomplishment. This is about a song, first and foremost. Whether interpreting words centuries old, or singing her own authentic lyrics, Josienne's jewel-like voice finds the nuance and melancholy in the simplest phrase and effortlessly sends it straight to your heart. Ben's musical tact and mastery of the guitar provide the perfect setting and allow the song centre-stage.

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Session Americana

on Thu, 22 Oct 2015 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

A rock band in a tea cup, or possibly a folk band in a whiskey bottle. This band/collective of talented musicians craft an musical experience unlike any other. On stage is a collapsible bar table wired with microphones, a vintage suitcase recast as a kick drum, an old Estey field organ, a pre-war parlor guitar, a mandocello and all of its smaller siblings, a harmonica case fire damaged when Jack's bar went up in flames and graffitied by Depeche Mode roadies, and an assortment of other instruments that get passed around in this freewheeling modern hootenanny. The anything-could-happen feel of a Session show depends on craft that's not accidental or easily won; they bring a kind of ease and genuineness to this timeless music, sometimes presenting the latest batch of original songs, sometimes reaching back into depths of the American "song bag". "Session Americana has developed into a travelling medicine show which eschews snake oil in favour of an ongoing grail quest for the perfect collaborative experience." - Hot Press ROI I'd give them 100 miles. That is to say, if they're playing anywhere within 100 miles of your home, you drive there and are grandly rewarded for your effort. - David Greenberger The Marvel's Avengers of Boston's burgeoning Americana music scene, these guys have finally put out an album that meets or exceeds the promise of their engaging, inspiring live performances - Boston Business Journal "Session Americana do things in their own way: they are a class act. - Fatea UK (Love and Dirt is) a contemplative soul searcher boasting a contemporary edge cut with rustic twang; Session Americana comes up with some gems, full of folk's honesty and rock's urgency." - Boston Globe Some Awards "Top 40 Albums From Boston (Ever)" - Boston Business Journal, "Best Live Residency" 2011, 2013 - Boston Music Awards, "Best CD of 2007 - Beer Town" - Improper Bostonian, Best Folk Act - 2005" - Boston Music Awards www.sessionamericana.com

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Ken Nicol & Becky Mills @ The Hungry Horse Folk Club

on Thu, 22 Oct 2015 at Ellesmere Port Whitby Sports & Social Club 8:00pm

KEN and BECKY are a superb duo of singer songwriters from the north of England. Ken from Lancashire and Becky - Yorkshire. Ken is one of the finest guitarists on the folk and acoustic scene having played with the likes of Steeleye Span. He has also worked with Chris While and many others. Becky appeared at the 2014 Wirral Folk Festival and was one of the stars of the weekend. This is an act not to be missed.

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Nancy Kerr And James Fagan

on Fri, 23 Oct 2015 at Bristol St Stephens 7.30pm

www.kerrfagan.com www.myspace.com/nancykerrandjamesfagan Winners in 2011 BBC2 Folk Awards for Best Duo Winners of two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards: Best Duo 2003, Horizon Award 2000 Nominated again for Best Duo 2007 One of folk music's great partnerships, Nancy and James celebrated 15 years on the road in 2012. In that time they have won three BBC Folk Awards including the very first Best Duo award in 2003, a feat they repeated in 2011. In December 2011 Gareth Malone chose their arrangement of Dance To Your Daddy as his Radio 4 inheritance track.

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Sam Carter

on Fri, 23 Oct 2015 at London St Pancras Old Church Doors Open 7:30pm, Live Music Starts 8:15

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7:30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.15pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ---------------------------------------- 'The finest English-style finger-picking guitarist of his generation' Jon Boden Since Sam Carter released his debut album Keepsakes in 2009, there has been a mounting excitement about this songwriter, guitarist and singer. At the time he was an Emerging Artist In Residence at The Southbank Centre in London and has since supported Bellowhead on a UK tour, performed in the Middle East and UK with the British Council's Shifting Sands project, played to thousands as part of the all-star line-up for the tour 'The Lady: A Homage To Sandy Denny', performed on major venue and festival stages in his own right and walked away with Horizon Award for best newcomer at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Sam's second album The No Testament was released in August 2012, an album that saw the singer reinvent his contemporary narrative-based songwriting by infusing it with shapenote, gospel and work song influences. The release caused a wave of media and audience attention for an album that saw Sam reach new heights in his songwriting. As a result he was invited to perform on BBC 2's 'Later...with Jools Holland' in autumn 2012, was filmed for the BBC 4 special 'The Enigma of Nic Jones' - aired September 2013. In constant demand for live performances, Sam toured extensively to support the release, touring both solo and with a full band - often featuring Bellowhead fiddler Sam Sweeney - and taking the sound of the album to North America with tours of Canada in autumn 2012 and again in summer 2014.

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Henry Priestman (the Christians, It's Immaterial)

on Fri, 23 Oct 2015 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette doors 7pm

Tickets £15 in advance or £17 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette. Contact mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com for further information. Mix of seating (LIMITED) and standing. Doors 7pm. Support around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. We have an drinks licence. Real & Craft Ales, Lagers, Wines. Ciders and Spirits will be served along with Ouseburn Coffee Company Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and of course posh soft drinks. Facebook - Launderette Sessions Twitter - @LaunderetteSess Instagram - Launderette_Sessions Trip Advisor Events at Old Cinema Launderette (Durham) About Henry Priestman [Stop Press: Henry signed to Proper Records (home of Richard Thompson, Bonnie Raitt, Paul Heaton etc), with new album The Last Mad Surge Of Youth released on Feb 17 2014 to best critical reaction he's had in 37 years of releasing records!] BIOG Nov 2014 [for a more in depth and informal look at Henry's busy & colourful past, see timeline tags on the right..and for a pretty extensive discography visit http://www.allmusic.com/artist/henry-priestman-mn0001757267/credits ] After over 35 years in the music business and with a credit list longer than both your arms in 2009 Henry Priestman (having not sung since 1981!!) reinvented himself as a singer-songwriter, and released his debut solo CD The Chronicles of Modern Life to critical acclaim. Never one to rush things, 5 years later, in Feb 2014 Proper Records released the eagerly awaited follow-up entitled The Last Mad Surge of Youth, which garnered Henry the best reviews he's had in his 37 year career. Both albums are the sound of a man who's seen the music world explode from punk (his band Yachts supported the Sex Pistols in '77, and The Who on European Tour in '79) via pop (three million albums with The Christians; a top five single for Mark Owen) through to the digital age (soundtracks for James Bond/Xbox, BBC's Wildlife on One, Natural World), writing/production duties with the likes of singer/songwriters Amy Wadge, Lotte Mullan and 10cc's Graham Gouldman (3 co-writes with Graham on his latest Love and Work album) and still has something worth singing about. So in this age of genre's, niches and tribes, where does Henry fit in? Amazon.com seem to think he's folk (Chronicles topped the Amazon Folk and World charts on it's release), Radio 2's Johnnie Walker described Henry's new direction as music for grumpy old men, The Daily Mail said he is a master of the rueful observation, and elsewhere the phrase post-punk-folk-protest has been bandied about. Henry Priestman's got form, his previous including Yachts (described in Gene Sculatti's U.S. book The Catalog of Cool asCole Porter Punk!), It's Immaterial, The Christians (writing all songs on their 1987 triple-platinum debut), sharing a mic and a number one single with Paul McCartney, and composing the title song for London West End musical Dreamboats and Petticoats. To say nothing of a roll call of sessions for fellow North West luminaries including Lightning Seeds, Johnny Marr, Ian McCulloch, Pete Wylie, Ian McNabb and Echo & The Bunnymen, plus vocals on Jools Holland/Tom Jones' 2004 CD. The single to be taken from Chronicles.. was Grey's The New Blond which was playlisted at Radio 2 & featured on BBC Breakfast TV (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOiTSqpjhR0) and further singles Don't You Love Me no More and He Ain't Good Enough for You also picked up extensive Radio 2 and independent radio airplay.and in 2012 Plane Groovy Records re-released Chronicles on gatefold heavy vinyl (see shop). On the new album The Last Mad Surge of Youth Henry is joined by guests including 2013 Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Katriona Gilmore, (Gilmore & Roberts), Graham Gouldman, Lotte Mullan & Probyn Gregory (The Beach Boys). As of November 2014, two songs off the new album have been covered by other artists: Aled Jones has recorded a version of At The End of the Day (Surge's opening track, dedicated to Henry's late mother) on his new album The Heart of It All, and Valentine Song has been used in a Ridley Scott produced short film Kismet Diner, which won best film in the 2013 Manhattan Short Film Festival. (watch this beautiful film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9xw3YCMhNE ). Having discovered a new found love of live work (mixing ramshackle chaos & tear-jerking poignancy in equal measures!) he will be touring all over the UK throughout 2015, including many housegigs, which have gone from strength to strength, Henry having having done at least 20 in the last two years (watch True Believer video, shot at a genuine housegig in early 2013 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hrmtu1Xokp0 ) You could say Henry likes to keep busythe last mad surge of youth, perhaps? About Ned Dylan "Power. Passion. Presence. 'Nuff said...", Tom Robinson "Surely, the Next Big Thing has never been so young. Not even old enough for a paper round, Ned Dylan is a wedge-haired warrior whose 60s-style folk-rock shows more maturity than most of the second Beady Eye album. Actually, it's better developed than their first as well. His acoustic numbers drum up the spirit of his namesake, Bob, and Richie Havens, slinging anti-establishment messages like 'Brands Are 4 Cattle', and with 'The Glastonbury Song' up his baggy-t-shirted sleeve, this boy is sure to be on a Worthy Farm winner." Virtual Festivals "Ned kicks ass!", Huey Morgan "I love Ned. I first saw him at The Cambridge Folk Festival", Mark Radcliffe "That's Some Presence", Britanny Howard - Alabama Shakes "...Such Charisma", Johnnie Walker "Ned Dylan tears it up live", The Line Of Best Fit "One day he'll headline Glasto", Dave Pegg "I hope he'll still speak to me when he's famous", Mike Harding "One Day we'll be talking about the day we met Ned", Emmy The Great "Ned Dylan's playing with all kinds of fire these days. This is a wonderful new direction for him", Caitlin Rose https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwzkVJxIRJg

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The Corn Potato String Band From Detroit, Michigan

on Fri, 23 Oct 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors 7:00pm Music starts 8:00pm

Hot eclectic fiddling from Detroit, Michigan, USA" The Corn Potato String Band has earned high praise in traditional American music, keeping old time fiddle and banjo music from a one-way trip to the dustbins of history. Theirs is a story of struggle, hard knocks and triumph. Essentially unable to cope with modern life, the members of this band are outcasts of society who survive by playing the lost music of the flatlands where they were raised. The Corn Potatos have delighted audiences with their driving fiddle tunes and harmonious singing across the US, Canada, Europe, Mexico, and India. They are all multi-instrumentalists dedicated to continuing the music and dance traditions of the Central and Southern US. In addition to being champion fiddlers they play banjo, guitar, bass and mandolin and deftly handle many different antiquated styles including ballads, ho-downs, country rags and southern gospel, specializing in twin fiddling and double banjo tunes. Aaron Jonah Lewis aaron jonah lewisAaron Jonah Lewis is a multi-instrumentalist, performer and educator. He has won awards at the Clifftop Appalachian String Band Festival, including First Place Neotraditional Band in 2008, and at the Galax Old Fiddlers Convention, including First Place Bluegrass Fiddle in 2007, and he has performed at major festivals from the US to the UK and from Italy to Finland. Lewis has appeared on dozens of recordings from bluegrass and old time to swing jazz, modern experimental and Turkish classical music projects. He has taught workshops at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow and at the English Folk Dance and Song Society in London. He also plays and teaches banjo, mandolin, guitar, and bass and is currently based in Detroit, Michigan. Lindsay McCaw Lindsay McCaw has been playing American old time music for over 15 years. She performs music and calls dances around the country. McCaw plays fiddle, banjo, guitar, accordion and piano. She is also part of several theater and puppet companies, including her own, called The Dolly Wagglers. She has won several musical distinctions such as two-time winner of the Minneapolis Jug Band Contest and four-time Grand Prize winner of the Sheffield Field Days Fiddle contest. Ben Belcher Ben Belcher is an accomplished banjo player and a talented artist. He has distinguished himself with such awards as the Independent Music World Series, which he won with The Hot Seats in Nashville, TN, in 2006, First Place Neotraditional Band at the Appalachian String Band Festival in 2008 and a Herald Angel award at the 2009 Edinburgh Fringe. Belcher has toured extensively in the US and in Europe and the UK since 2001. He has been a regular at the Edinburgh Fringe with The Hot Seats and recently appeared at the Shetland Folk Festival. He also plays guitar and fiddle.

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Flight Brigade

on Fri, 23 Oct 2015 at Cardiff The Full Moon 7:30pm

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Steve Tilston

on Fri, 23 Oct 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 8:00pm

www.stevetilston.com Quotesthe musician's musician He is one of my and Fairport Convention's favourite performers. If you haven't heard him, I suggest you go and check him out as soon as possible. A remarkable talent! Dave Pegg, Fairport Convention It seems to me that Steve Tilston has never sought fame on anything but his own terms. He has been driven by his own enthusiasm for his chosen subject matter. He writes beautiful words and melodies and when our generation of songwriters is assessed on our contribution to our time, Steve's work will rank alongside much better known artists. Ralph McTell Steve Tilston has an annoying habit of doing things with his guitar and lyrics that I wish I'd thought of first, coupled with an integrity of expression that compels me to say things like this in public. Chris Smither One of the select band of songwriters with the vision to write great songs rooted in the tradition. Robin Williamson A songwriter and guitarist I admire. Bert Jansch Over the years Steve has become my all-time favourite songwriter on the British acoustic guitar scene. He's a fine singer who combines beautifully executed original melodies with superb lyrics on almost every subject under the sun. Wizz Jones

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Steve Tilston

on Fri, 23 Oct 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 8:00pm

www.stevetilston.com Quotesthe musician's musician He is one of my and Fairport Convention's favourite performers. If you haven't heard him, I suggest you go and check him out as soon as possible. A remarkable talent! Dave Pegg, Fairport Convention It seems to me that Steve Tilston has never sought fame on anything but his own terms. He has been driven by his own enthusiasm for his chosen subject matter. He writes beautiful words and melodies and when our generation of songwriters is assessed on our contribution to our time, Steve's work will rank alongside much better known artists. Ralph McTell Steve Tilston has an annoying habit of doing things with his guitar and lyrics that I wish I'd thought of first, coupled with an integrity of expression that compels me to say things like this in public. Chris Smither One of the select band of songwriters with the vision to write great songs rooted in the tradition. Robin Williamson A songwriter and guitarist I admire. Bert Jansch Over the years Steve has become my all-time favourite songwriter on the British acoustic guitar scene. He's a fine singer who combines beautifully executed original melodies with superb lyrics on almost every subject under the sun. Wizz Jones

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O'hooley & Tidow: Summat's Brewin' Micro Tour 2015

on Fri, 23 Oct 2015 at SaddleworthThe Swan, Dobcross 7:30pm

O'Hooley & Tidow Summat's Brewin' Micro Tour Join much-loved Yorkshire folk duo, Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow as they travel the land in Birgitte; their trusty old camper van, to play 30 micro gigs in 30 real ale venues. 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, one of MOJO's Top 10 Folk Albums of 2014 for groundbreaking album The Hum, and a nomination for 'Best Duo' in this year's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards; O'Hooley & Tidow are regarded as 'one of British folk's mightiest combinations' (Mojo) Known for their exquisite harmonies, sublime musicality and cheeky northern banter, the duo will perform a new show of contemporary and traditional drinking songs in celebration of real ale, real music and real people in really intimate venues. * * * * * The Guardian 'Brave, beautiful and full of love' Martin Simpson

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Breaking Trad + Seven Glens

on Fri, 23 Oct 2015 at London Kings Place 8:00pm

Breaking Trad is made up of Dónal Murphy (accordion) from Abbeyfeale, West Limerick, a winner of numerous All-Ireland titles on both Button Accordion and Melodeon, Niall Murphy (fiddle) from Camlough, South Armagh, a winner of multiple awards including All-Ireland Senior Fiddle competition, Fiddler of Dooney and Fiddler of Oriel, and also multi-instrumentalist Mike Galvin who has vast experience working in a wide range of musical styles from rock 'n' roll to Irish traditional. Between them, they have toured extensively around the world, performing at major festivals and music venues and touring with some of the biggest names in several different music genres including Four Men and a Dog, Cara Dillon, De Dannan, Dance star Michael Flatley, Bluegrass guitarist/singer Dan Tyminski (Alison Krauss and Union Station), Country legend Randy Travis and many more. Their music has been described as 'dazzling', 'unorthodox and unique', and 'high octane'. This powerhouse band are reviving trad with a fresh and modern twist, they have recently released their eponymous debut CD. Special guest with the band tonight is Gino Lupari, described as 'the king of the bodhrán' and frontman of Four Men and a Dog. As a percussionist and vocalist he has recorded and performed with Sinéad Ó'Connor, Shane McGowan and the Popes, he also appeared in the BBC drama The Passion. A man of enormous charisma, if he weren't such a fine musician he'd undoubtedly be a comedian! Seven Glens will play support this evening an impressive group of young musicians from the music rich Sliabh Luacra region in the South West of Ireland.

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Adam Wedd

on Fri, 23 Oct 2015 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

The Big Comfy Folk Club. 3 brilliant folk and acoustic acts. Doors open at 7pm Gemma Leahy 8.00-8.35 Steve Pledger 8.50-9.30 Adam Wedd 9.45-10.30 Bookshop Bar open til 11 serving ales, wine, hot drinks and cake. More details TBA.

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Lucy Ward Band In Concert

on Fri, 23 Oct 2015 at Wigan Parish Church 7:00pm

Lucy has recorded 2 albums (" Adelphi has to fly" and " Single Flame") and is in the process of recording her third . She is an accomplished songwriter, singer, guitarist , and melodeon player. This is not surprising really as she has been playing in public since she was 14. She was nominated for folk singer of the year in BBC Radio 2 folk awards and both her albums have recieved 4 star reviews. Her live performances are passionate and full of energy and commitment. We are very pleased to be doing a gig with her and the band. As if that was not enough we have one of the great singers of English Folk music- Judy Dunlop, as our guest compere.( Who knows , we may even get her to do a couple of songs? ) The unenviable task of opening the evening will go to Susie Jones. Previous experience of her self written Americana and the confidence of her performance would suggest she is well up to the task.

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Rowan Godel Trio With Tim Cotterell And Lindsey Oliver

on Fri, 23 Oct 2015 at Upper BasildonSt Stephens Church 7:00pm

Rowan Godel has put together a programme of her own music interspersed with traditional songs from the British Isles. Ably assisted by Lindsey Oliver on double bass, and multi-instrumentalist Tim Cotterell. This is one of the first outings of Rowan's new band and is not to be missed! Doors and Bar 7pm. Music 8pm St Stephens Church, Upper Basildon, Reading, RG8 8LS

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Aly Bain/ale Moller/bruce Molsky

on Fri, 23 Oct 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8:00pm

This astonishing collaboration by three of the world's leading folk musicians was rapturously received on its previous British tour. Sharing their Celtic, Nordic and Appalachian cultures are Aly Bain, Scotland's supreme traditional style fiddler, Swedish multi-instrumentalist Ale Möller, and American old time fiddler, singer, guitarist and banjo player Bruce Molsky. Cross-cultural folk does not get better than this.

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Aly Bain/ale Moller/bruce Molsky

on Fri, 23 Oct 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8:00pm

This astonishing collaboration by three of the world's leading folk musicians was rapturously received on its previous British tour. Sharing their Celtic, Nordic and Appalachian cultures are Aly Bain, Scotland's supreme traditional style fiddler, Swedish multi-instrumentalist Ale Möller, and American old time fiddler, singer, guitarist and banjo player Bruce Molsky. Cross-cultural folk does not get better than this.

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Aly Bain/ale Moller/bruce Molsky

on Fri, 23 Oct 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8:00pm

This astonishing collaboration by three of the world's leading folk musicians was rapturously received on its previous British tour. Sharing their Celtic, Nordic and Appalachian cultures are Aly Bain, Scotland's supreme traditional style fiddler, Swedish multi-instrumentalist Ale Möller, and American old time fiddler, singer, guitarist and banjo player Bruce Molsky. Cross-cultural folk does not get better than this.

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