Amy Wadge And Luke Jackson

on Fri, 20 Jan 2017 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

We've known and admired Cardiff singer songwriter, Amy Wadge since our days in mid Wales, where she performed for us twice. Since those days she has become widely regarded as one of the country's most successful female artists. Over the course of five solo albums, two collaborations, numerous compositions for other artists and hundreds of live performances she has established an outstanding body of work, culminating in a Grammy Award in February 2016 with Ed Sheeran for the multi-platinum, global hit, 'Thinking Out Loud'. Amy and Ed have known each other since he was seventeen. Together, they co-wrote his early EP, 'Songs I Wrote With Amy' and a number of other songs including 'Gold Rush', which featured on the deluxe edition of Ed's multi-million selling, debut album, +, (Plus). Amy also co-wrote the track, 'Even My Dad Does Sometimes', on the deluxe edition of X. Luke Jackson is a rising young Roots singer-songwriter who was nominated for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award in 2013. With a bold, show stopping voice and honed guitar skills, Luke is a confident and captivating performer demonstrating an astonishing maturity. He has been making waves on the live acoustic scene supporting such luminaries as Show of Hands, Karine Polwart, Oysterband and Martyn Joseph.

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Psk Trio (pascal+souza+kacomanolis)

on Fri, 20 Jan 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ PSK Trio (Pascal+Souza+Kacomanolis) 'Africa Railway project' is the new live project of Carmen Souza and Theo Pascal together with Mozambican percussionist and drummer Elias Kacomanolis. This power Trio have been touring, almost non-stop, all over the world with 'Carmen Souza project' for the last 2 years. This intense experience opened the necessity for an alternative platform to explore other African roots/rhythms especially from Lusophone countries and others...This 3 acclaimed musicians would like to invite you to take the 'Africa Railway' train and embark on a new journey with Destination unknown....

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Ben Waters And Tom Waters

on Fri, 20 Jan 2017 at Manningtree Red Lion 8:00pm

We are pleased to welcome back to the Red Lion the king of boogie-woogie piano, Ben Waters, and saxophone supremo, Tom Waters. They will be supported by Back Porch with their blend of skiffle and blues.

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Forest Folk And Roots Present Lisbee Stainton + Support

on Fri, 20 Jan 2017 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

Lisbee Stainton is a 27 year-old singer-songwriter who has been writing music for 19 years. She recorded her first album, Firefly, in 2006 before going on to study Popular Music at Goldsmiths College. Since graduating she has recorded a further 3 critically acclaimed albums- Girl on an unmade bed, Go and Word Games. Lisbee was the first unsigned artiste to play London's O2 Arena. Soon after, 6Music's Tom Robinson discovered Lisbee's song 'Red', and his support subsequently led to Lisbee's music being playlisted by BBC Radio 2. Since then she has toured with such notable artists as Joan Armatrading, Paul Brady, Gretchen Peters, Paul Carrack and Seth Lakeman, who was so impressed that he invited her to join his band in 2012. Lisbee is currently writing and recording at Monnow Valley Studios in Rockfield with Eleanor McEvoy, Charlie Dore, and Tom Robinson for the 2016 release of her forthcoming multimedia project.

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Forest Folk And Roots Present Lisbee Stainton + Support

on Fri, 20 Jan 2017 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

Lisbee Stainton is a 27 year-old singer-songwriter who has been writing music for 19 years. She recorded her first album, Firefly, in 2006 before going on to study Popular Music at Goldsmiths College. Since graduating she has recorded a further 3 critically acclaimed albums- Girl on an unmade bed, Go and Word Games. Lisbee was the first unsigned artiste to play London's O2 Arena. Soon after, 6Music's Tom Robinson discovered Lisbee's song 'Red', and his support subsequently led to Lisbee's music being playlisted by BBC Radio 2. Since then she has toured with such notable artists as Joan Armatrading, Paul Brady, Gretchen Peters, Paul Carrack and Seth Lakeman, who was so impressed that he invited her to join his band in 2012. Lisbee is currently writing and recording at Monnow Valley Studios in Rockfield with Eleanor McEvoy, Charlie Dore, and Tom Robinson for the 2016 release of her forthcoming multimedia project.

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Vimala Rowe

on Fri, 20 Jan 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Songs from 30's and 40's - Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday with a modern vibe of appreciation and a couple of originals too... With the soulful vocals of Vimala, and jazz pianist accompaniment. "A wonderful singer with a passionate delivery which completely captures the audience " - John Etheridge, Guitarist "A captivating and seemingly effortless soulful voice" - Justin Wilkes, KISS FM

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Moreland And Arbuckle

on Fri, 20 Jan 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

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Snag It! With Perry Gordon And His Rhythm Club

on Fri, 20 Jan 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

From the dive bars of New Orleans to the juke joints of the Mississippi, the vintage jazz and blues of Perry Gordon & His Rhythm Club will transport you to a by gone era.

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Rod Clements & Ian Thomson

on Fri, 20 Jan 2017 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Rod Clements is really a legend in the British music scene. A great bass player, super slide guitarist and a great writer. Why not come and Meet Him On The Corner at Roots Music Club? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod_Clements + www.rodclements.com

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Chris James Solo Gig At Water Yeat Village Hall

on Fri, 20 Jan 2017 at Water Yeat Village Hall 7:30pm

Chris James, from Carlisle, has played music for the last 30 years as a solo acoustic guitarist, playing slide and fingerpicking blues and original songs. He has played at many of the major national Blues Festivals such as Burnley, Colne, Dundee, Carlisle, Maryport and Durham Festivals. Along the way he has also opened for many of the major Blues performers around such as John Mayall, Dr. Feelgood, Earl Thomas and Nine Below Zero. Chris won through to the Final of the New Brunswick Battle of the Blues 2 years running in 2011 at the 100 Club in London and in 2012 at The Garage Highbury as a solo performer. Chris was nominated in the Acoustic category of the British Blues Awards 2012. The Village Hall will be set out in Cabaret Style - there is no Bar so bring your own nibbles and tipples. Doors will open at 19:30 and the performance will start at 20:00 on Friday 20th January 2017

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Will Johns And Friends

on Fri, 20 Jan 2017 at Richmond Crawdaddy Club 8:00pm

We are delighted to welcome back Will Johns with an amazing array of guests. Will has a musical pedigree second to none. His parents are the legendary US producer Andy Johns and actress/model Paula Boyd. His uncle, Eric Clapton, of course, is very much part of Crawdaddy Club history in the early days of The Yardbirds. He is a renowned singer/songwriter and a terrific entertainer. His songs have been recognised by three successive nominations by The British Blues Awards for orginal blues song. He will be joined by Guy Pratt whose CV includes playing bass with everyone from Pink Floyd to Madonna and Michael Jackson. Malcolm Bruce, son of the legendary Jack Bruce (Cream), Jasmine Rodgers, daughter of the equally legendary Paul Rodgers. In addition to these musical superstars Will will be supported by up and coming young singer Laura Holland (Laura Holland Band), Pat West, Nick Van Vlaenderen (South Coast Soul Revue), Josh Roots, Emma Wilson and our good friend Ian McHugh. This is likely to be another one of those evenings to go down in the annals of Crawdaddy Club history.

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New Roots: Pepe Belmonte (full Band Show)

on Fri, 20 Jan 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

English-Italian and brought up in West Cork in Ireland, troubadour PEPE BELMONTE has many strings to his folk bow. Taking inspiration from the laid-back, intimate country blues style of Mississippi John Hurt and mixing it with sweet melodic influences from the likes of Paul Simon and John Martin, his songs have a classic, timeless feel. Backed by a splendid band of stand-up bass, drums and cello, his place as a highly respected artist on the London folk underground is brought to light by a beautiful set of Americana tinged roots songs. WATCH PEPE BELMONTE: https://vimeo.com/153918379

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Tobias Ben Jacob W/special Guest Alastair Caplin

on Fri, 20 Jan 2017 at London No.14 Bacon St 7:15pm

Devon based singer - songwriter Tobias ben Jacob has been called ' stand out new Folk' by BBC6 Music and ' inventive and thrilling' by R2 Magazine. The November indie release ' The Burning Low EP' has garnered airplay and glowing reviews from such quarters as Radio 2's Folk Show, BBC 6's Tom Robinson, Amazing Radio, BBC Introducing, BBC Bristol, FRUK, Fatea, Spiral Earth, Louder Than War and 'Whispering' Bob TV.Tobias first received wider acclaim as part of The Roots Union with BBC Folk Award winners Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin including playing live at Maida Vale Studios and recording in Nashville, Tennessee. After a few years out he returned with the 2014 release ' The St Sidwells Session' and a run of summer festivals including Glastonbury and Larmer Tree as well as an exciting new duo featuring upright bass player Lukas Drinkwater.His honest and original songwriting weaves in themes of love, memory, adversity and hope; ranging from the nostalgic images of a Northern childhood 'in the shadow of a burnt out mill' (Two Wanderers In 1980's Clothes) to the trials and adventures of 21st Century Life ' Oh let me breathe, let me fly, let me live a polyphonic life' (A Polyphonic Life.)The live show is a dynamic and emotionally charged affair; its energy and spontaneity balanced with more reflective moments. Jacob's sweeping vocals never fail to captivate, delivering many a spine-tingling moment underpinned by the fluidity and precision of his finger-picking.' Really stop you in your tracks'Fresh On The Net'Inventive and thrilling'R2: Rock n Reel 'One of our best artists'BBC Devon Introducing'Definitely one to watch out for' Late Junction .BBC Radio 3'A fresh and uplifting sound'Folk Radio UKstand out new Folk... superb.. excellent Chris Hawkins. BBC Radio 6www.tobiasbenjacob.comwww.facebook.com/tobiaslampliterhttps://twitter.com/TobiasbenJacobhttps://tobiasbenjacob.bandcamp.com/releases

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Carmen Carr & The Red Roosters

on Fri, 20 Jan 2017 at London Toulouse Lautrec 9:00pm

NORMAL PRICE - £15 | WEGOTTICKET PRICE - £9 TYPE OF EVENT : Blues / Chicago Blues "Blues woman from Kingston JA" Carmen Carr and the Red Roosters serve up the authentic blues of the great Chicago legends, popular in the Jamaican dance halls of her youth. With the raw excitement of a rocking band led by the exceptional vocal talent of the 'Blues woman form Kingston JA', Carmen has been thrilling audiences in and around London for many years. Taste real blues with heart and soul, get your feet tapping as Carmen lights up the joint. Carmen Carr - Vocals TJ Johnson - Guitar / Vocals Richard Blues - Double Bass Davide Pasqualini - Drums The band comprises of vocalist Carmen Carr. A unique an authentic blues voice, she has been performing around London with her own band for around 10 years, has also worked with other well known artists such as Shakey Vick and Redemption blues band. TJ Johnson is a legendary guitarist who has performed at the highest level on the British, European and Caribbean blues scene with bands such as the Primo Blues band, Sam Kelly and many more, as well as fronting his own outfit. Enormously experienced, he was featured by Paul Jones in a TV documentary for Channel 5, I think, which looked at the black blues legends on the British scene. Richard Blues, bandleader in his own right, multi instrumentalist Richard has a long blues pedigree. Has worked in London and also Australia. Davide Pasqualini is a highly talented blues and jazz drummer. Worked with Antonio Forcione and many other outfits. Has his own intrenational profile, and well known on the London scene. London's Queen of the Blues Tony Bell

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Dipper Malkin - Cd Launch

on Sat, 21 Jan 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Dipper Malkin mark the official release of their debut album, 'Tricks of the Trade', with a one-off performance of the album featuring guests Corrie Dick (drums) and Tom Dennis (flugelhorn) at The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell. 'Moving and thrilling. There aren't many who can sculpt music and song in this way' - Verity Sharp, BBC Radio 3 'A potent combination' - Folk Radio UK 'Sheer class' - Chris Wood In just 18 months, John Dipper (English Acoustic Collective, Methera) and Dave Malkin (Tandem) have managed to earn a reputation for themselves as thrilling performers, and inventive and skilful composers. They celebrate previous generations' invention, whist avoiding the trap of complacency by offering their own inventions; their carefully honed instrumentals and songs breaking new ground yet routed in the tradition. They will be joined for a one-off performance by Corrie Dick (Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year 2013) on drums, and Tom Dennis on flugelhorn.

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The Vagaband

on Sat, 21 Jan 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The 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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Vin Garbutt

on Sat, 21 Jan 2017 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:00pm

Powerful, hugely moving, warm, humane, inspired, funny and gut wrenchingly honest. These are just some of the superlatives used to describe Vin's performance. Vin's career has spanned over 40 years of constant worldwide touring which must make him some kind of elder statesman of folk. His songs are inspired by the folk tradition, but have transformed into gritty social comment and life observations. He is renowned for his hilarious intros, but for him his song lyrics are the crux of his performance. Show starts 8pm

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Adam Holmes & The Embers

on Sat, 21 Jan 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Adam Holmes and the Embers debut album, 'Heirs and Graces' was released to much acclaim in early 2014 and immediately achieved a Scottish Album of the Year nomination. Produced by John Wood (John Martyn, Nick Drake, Richard Thompson, Sandy Denny, Pink Floyd, Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Fairport Convention) it followed a stint working on building sites by day, playing in folk clubs at night before a string of award nominations from the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year competition to Best Newcomer at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and then Best Up and Coming Artist at The Scottish Traditional Music Awards, all recognising a rising star on the UK folk scene. Live sessions for BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3 and BBC Scotland soon followed. Two years on, the new album, 'Brighter Still' is eagerly anticipated by folk fans and critics alike, but its combination of haunting melodies, honest lyrics and Adam's captivating voice will undoubtedly resonate with a wider audience.

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Jim Kweskin (usa) & Dave Peabody

on Sat, 21 Jan 2017 at London Seven Dials Club;;' 7:30pm

JIM KWESKIN (USA) & DAVE PEABODY - A rare UK visit from '60's legend Jim Kweskin plus support from Dave Peabody "The rock historian Ed Ward went so far as to place the Kweskin Band alongside the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the Byrds as that period's most influential groups." - Alex Ward, The New York Times "When it came to jug band music, razzmatazz jazz, and swinging spins on Piedmont blues back in the '60s, Jim Kweskin was top dog. Jim Kweskin's famed Jug Band hot-wired an entire movement that still has a certain impact on the folk scene today." - Jim Macnie, The Providence Phoenix Peabody can play acoustic blues guitar with the best of them and, over the last 50 years he learned a thing or two. He is the real deal Frank Matteis, Living Blues Magazine Jim Kweskin is probably best known as leader of The Jim Kweskin Jug Band. There has never been another group like Jim Kweskin and the Jug Band whose members included Geoff Muldaur, Maria Muldaur, Bill Keith, and Fritz Richmond. The original "Americana" band, playing everything from classic blues to hillbilly country, ragtime, jazz, and rock 'n' roll, they perfectly captured the legendary 1960s mix of exuberant anarchy and heartfelt sincerity. Their imitators were legion, including a San Francisco jug band that became the Grateful Dead and a New York jug band that became the Lovin' Spoonful, but no other group attained their unique blend of youthful energy and antiquarian expertise, tight musicianship, loose camaraderie, and infectious swing. Jim also created one of the bedrock guitar styles of the folk revival, adapting the ragtime-blues fingerpicking of artists like Blind Boy Fuller to the more complex chords of pop and jazz. He has maintained a remarkably consistent musical vision since his jug band days, continuing to explore traditional folk and blues with the sophisticated sensibility of a jazz musician and jazz with the communal simplicity of a folk artist. Dave Peabody started performing in the mid-'60's in his jug bands Honest John Three and Tight Like That (partly influenced by Jim Kweskin). Since then he's focused on the blues performing with many American bluesmen including David Honeyboy Edwards, Sonny Terry, Charlie Musselwhite, Big Joe Duskin, and Louisiana Red, as well as with many fellow UK blues artists. He's has been voted UK Acoustic Blues Artist of the Year three times. Dave has appeared on over forty albums. His latest album Right Now Blues has received rave reviews and features German classical violinist Regina Mudrich with whom Dave has twice gigged with at Brooks Blues Bar. www.jimkweskin.com Dave Peabody on Youtube. UNTITLED BLUES (Dave Peabody - solo) https://youtu.be/VoyhN0OmdyM SHADY LANE BLUES (Dave Peabody - solo) https://youtu.be/0Sc7pM3_xzE DARK SIDE OF TOWN (Dave Peabody withRegina Mudrich & Tim Penn) https://youtu.be/AzrvUrzdzV0 Tickets: Door £15 www.wegottickets £12

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Royal Traditions - Moore, Moss, Rutter

on Sat, 21 Jan 2017 at Dungworth The Royal Hotel 7:30pm

7:30 Tune session 8:00 Act 10:00 Singing session www.royaltraditions.co.uk

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New Roots: Spiro In Concert

on Sat, 21 Jan 2017 at London The Winemaker's Club 7:00pm

Doors open 7.00 pm Nearest Tube Farringdon, 5 mins walk. The Winemakers is a stunningly atmospheric fully seated candle-lit stone arch set in the vaults of Holborn Viaduct, attached to an adjacent wine, whiskey and craft beer bar. The bar is open only to concert ticket holders. One thing is certain Spiro are their own people, commendably operating in their own sphere and at their own pace. Their recently released Lightbox' album on Peter Gabriel's Real World label, was recorded over four days at Real World Studios in Box, produced by Simon Emmerson (the chief architect behind the Afro Celt Sound System and The Imagined Village projects). It captures a breathtakingly imaginative and superbly disciplined group with a sound thatʼs unified but never uniform. All four members, all four instruments, pull in the same direction, creating music thatʼs intricate yet full of momentum. Time Out proclaim their gyroscopic sounds swirl guitar, mandolin, violin and accordion lines into europhoric but rigorous folk dances inspired by minimalist classical music and punk as well as folk music. This is where the ostinatos at the heart of folk dance, minimalism and detroit techno meet, as Ian Kearey in fRoots explains like the moving parts of a precision watch being constantly experimented on and realigned. These are hurrying, scurrying soundscapes that sweep majestically with cinematic presence, echoing at various points the work of Steve Reich, Michael Nyman and the Penguin Café Orchestra. Intense and minimal, they roll out complex arrangements with such ease that you feel your heart lift a few inches above its normal resting place maintains Rob Fitzpatrick in The Word. This is the music of Spiro undeniably English, undeniably theirs. Spiro are an enigma, theirs is a mysterious, other-worldly sound that's at the vanguard of a new, comtemporary folk style. Don't miss them. 'Dazzling' Time Out 'Magnificent..Rich, moving and cunningly wrought' Songlines Magazine 'Melodically inventive and emotionally compelling...fantastic' The Word 'Breathtakingly moving' Chris Jones, BBC Music 'Leading exponents of this new genre' ★★★★ Robin Deneslow, the Guardian 'Refreshingly unnerving' ★★★★ MOJO '... compelling, strangely soulful music of mind and body' ★★★★ Independent on Sunday 'Spiro absolutely rock on stage'. ★★★★★ Tony Benjamin, Venue WATCH SPIRO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_eLdsHbkqc WEBSITE: http://www.spiromusic.com/ New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk scene. It's committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves- for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible. WEBSITE: www.newrootsevents.com NEW ROOTS RADIO: https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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Band Of Burns (bristol)

on Sat, 21 Jan 2017 at Bristol Trinity Centre (Fyfe Hall) 8:00pm

Band of Burns is a one-off collaboration of 11 musicians from the top echelons of the UK folk scene. Bringing elements of the musical traditions of Scotland, Ireland, England and even Turkey, this band have come together in two iconic venues to celebrate the life and works of Scottish National Poet Rabbie Burns in a truly unique way. The night in two halves will take you on a beautifully crafted journey through a collection of the poet's best known works and hidden gems with an intricately arranged mixture of seven voices and thirteen instruments. Also, it will be the first chance to hear in public new compositions built from some of Burns' poems never before set to music. Band of Burns is the culmination of many musicians playing with and around each other for years, and taking the step to come together for a small time to create something extraordinary in honour of this much-loved artistic icon. In the words of the man himself But pleasures are like poppies spread You seize the flow'r, its bloom is shed Or like the snow falls in the river A moment white then melts for ever Adam Beattie - Guitar, Bass, Voice Alastair Caplin - Fiddle, Guitar, Vocals Dave Tunstall - Bass, Bagpipes Dominie Hooper - Cello, Voice Dila Vardar - Voice Ellis Davies - Guitar Ewan Mcdonald- Fiddle, Cittern John Langan - Guitar, Cajon, Voice Lewis Murray - Fiddle Mikey Kenny - Fiddle, Voice Rioghnach Connolly - Voice, Irish Flute Musical Director - Alastair Caplin Production Team - Dila Vardar, Sophie Bostock A Firefly Productions and Dila V Production

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Band Of Burns (bristol)

on Sat, 21 Jan 2017 at Bristol Trinity Centre (Fyfe Hall) 8:00pm

Band of Burns is a one-off collaboration of 11 musicians from the top echelons of the UK folk scene. Bringing elements of the musical traditions of Scotland, Ireland, England and even Turkey, this band have come together in two iconic venues to celebrate the life and works of Scottish National Poet Rabbie Burns in a truly unique way. The night in two halves will take you on a beautifully crafted journey through a collection of the poet's best known works and hidden gems with an intricately arranged mixture of seven voices and thirteen instruments. Also, it will be the first chance to hear in public new compositions built from some of Burns' poems never before set to music. Band of Burns is the culmination of many musicians playing with and around each other for years, and taking the step to come together for a small time to create something extraordinary in honour of this much-loved artistic icon. In the words of the man himself But pleasures are like poppies spread You seize the flow'r, its bloom is shed Or like the snow falls in the river A moment white then melts for ever Adam Beattie - Guitar, Bass, Voice Alastair Caplin - Fiddle, Guitar, Vocals Dave Tunstall - Bass, Bagpipes Dominie Hooper - Cello, Voice Dila Vardar - Voice Ellis Davies - Guitar Ewan Mcdonald- Fiddle, Cittern John Langan - Guitar, Cajon, Voice Lewis Murray - Fiddle Mikey Kenny - Fiddle, Voice Rioghnach Connolly - Voice, Irish Flute Musical Director - Alastair Caplin Production Team - Dila Vardar, Sophie Bostock A Firefly Productions and Dila V Production

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Helter Skelter With Biére Deluxe + Whitebrow

on Sat, 21 Jan 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of Gypsy Punk, Old-Time Blues and Folk-Roots at Jamboree... Biére Deluxe are rural gypsy-punks hailing from the worn out edges of Cornwall's glossy picture postcard mystique. Summoning the spirit of Baltic bohemianism and growled ol' timey blues in equal measure, the bouzouki wielding, accordion toting wildcards create the sound of a shanty festival gone horribly wrong. Fast accumulating a cult following in their home county and beyond with their furious on-stage magnetism and high energy performances, the group have blazed a trail of jagged guitar riffs and breakneck drum-fills from Cornwall to as far as the Adriatic Sea. Having previously been described by promoters in such powerful ways as The Rolling Stones of Gypsy-punk and The sound of the Iron Curtain re-sampled through heavy amphetamine abuse, Biere de Luxe are in a class of their own a force to be reckoned with! BDL have performed at Motion Bristol, Concorde 2 Brighton, Hootenanny Brixton, Boomtown, Farmfest, Holifair, Goulash Disko and countless other pubs and venues, sharing the stage with the likes of The Turbans, Black Friday, Three Daft Monkeys, Syd Arthur, The Correspondents, Slamboree, Hallouminati, Manière des Bohémiens, Thomas Ford and many more. The band spent the end of 2016 recording a new full studio album to be released early this year and a tour to go with it. Whitebrow are a haunting, emotive folk-roots duo.

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The Rosina Bullen Septet

on Sat, 21 Jan 2017 at London Toulouse Lautrec 9:00pm

NORMAL PRICE - £15 | WEGOTTICKET PRICE - £9 TYPE OF EVENT : Jazz, Folk & Soul Rosina and her septet present a night of Jazz and original music drawing inspiration from many sources ranging from the American Jazz greats to the contemporary London Jazz scene. Rosina is a London based Jazz Vocalist currently studying at The Guildhall School of Music in Drama. Rosina released her first EP of original music in July alongside pianist Greg Evain all inspired by events in her life. She has gone on to form her own group with fellow Guildhall students to perform a mix of her own original music and Jazz standards. Rosina Bullen - Vocals Jack Banjo Courtney - Trumpet Joe Fenning - Trombone James Maltby - Guitar David Swan - Piano Marcus Pritchard - Double Bass Boz Martin-Jones - Drums

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The Bully Wee Band

on Sun, 22 Jan 2017 at Bishop's Cleeve The Tithe Barn 7:00pm

Unreserved seating. Concert starts at 7.30pm (doors/bar open at 7pm). Free car parking.

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Fleetwood Cave

on Sun, 22 Jan 2017 at Canterbury The Black Robin Inn 6:00pm

Fleetwood Cave Marion Fleetwood and Gregg Cave met through new folk supergroup TRADarrr. They share a love of performing live and for honest, expressive and original interpretations of traditional music from around the UK, combined with their own original material. Marion has a voice which has been described as 'mesmerising' and 'siren-esque', and plays all things bowed. Ashley Hutchings MBE has said she 'deserves to be ranked amongst the finest singers in this country'. She is a popular and well known figure on the folk scene, most recently best known as a multi-instrumentalist member and vocalist of new folk supergroup TRADarrr and The Jigantics. A former long time member of folk-rockers Meet on the Ledge and the award winning ColvinQuarmby - now known as The Gerry Colvin Band, with whom she still perfoms, she has loved occasionally being invited to play with Feast of Fiddles. Marion released her first solo album, 'Holding Space', in the summer of 2015. Since forming folk-rock band CAVE when he was 18 years old, Gregg Cave, has been performing in concerts and at festivals in the UK and mainland Europe. In recent years Gregg has collaborated with musicians and storytellers and been commissioned by the Arts Council and National Trust to produce two separate pieces of performance. Gregg is also a founder member of TRADarrr. His album 'Old England Grown New' was released to critical acclaim, with BBC Introducing calling it 'very special'. In addition to the fine collection of Northamptonshire musicians joining Gregg on this album, Dave Swarbrick (ex-Fairport Convention) played fiddle on the opening track 'The Bonny Lass of Anglesey'. Their debut album as a duo, 'People Like Us', was Crowdfunded in just 8 weeks and recorded over 5 days in a village hall in Northampton, with the added musical input of Tali Trow (double bass) and Paul Johnston (drums and percussion). It includes new material from both Marion and Gregg, along with one cover the Fairport Convention track 'Wizard of the Worldly Game' (with the definitive lyrics to the final verse sent to them by Simon Nicol himself after an exhaustive on-line search showed much confusion!). Friends of the pair joined them to complete the recording and include Simon Nicol and Chris Leslie of Fairport Convention, Anna Ryder, Edwina Hayes, Debs Earl and Chris Cleverley. It will be released in January 2017 and the 25 date 'People Like Us' Tour includes gigs across England and Wales. Doors 6pm for 6.30pm start Tickets £12 online £13 offline £14 on the door

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Flamenco Express With Victor Fernández & Antonio El Pola

on Sun, 22 Jan 2017 at Hove The Brunswick 8:00pm

The Flamenco Express voyage of discovery lands another cargo of flamenco talent in the form of this month's guests Victor Fernández, and master of gypsy song Antonio el Pola - both masters of technique and spirit. Plus 'sizzling soloist' La Joaquina, and guitar virtuoso Chris Clavo. ******Victor Fernández ****** The talents of this incredibly versatile dancer were recognised by major international artists from the start. In his short career he has performed with legends such as Rafaela Carrasco, Javier Latorre, Rafael Aguilar, Juanjo Linares, Eva Yerbabuena, Farruquito, Isabel Bayón, Rafaela Carrasco, Christine Tanguay, Rafaela Carrasco, and Javier Latorre. He toured China with the Ballet Flamenco de Madrid, and is part of Rafael Aguilar Dance Company, performing in major theaters in Germany, China and Taiwan, Dresden and Shanghai, and is at the forefront of modern flamenco choreography. ****** Antonio el Pola ****** Known for over twenty years as a formidably talented singer dedicated to the purest flamenco, Antonio El Pola has grown to fill the greatest stages of the world, performing with legends such as Paco de Lucia, Juan El Camas, Concha Vargas, Antonio Moya, Juan Castor, Juana Amaya, Javier Cruz, Joselito Fernandez, Soraya Clavijo, Miguel "El Funi," Manuel de Anustias, José de la Buena, Guillermo Mansano, Maria Pena, Jesus de la Frasquita, brothers Paco and Juan del Gastor, Luis Peña, and Javier Heredia. To name but a few. ****** La Joaquina ****** Founder member, choreographer and director of Flamenco Express. She has worked with Christina Hoyos, Paco Peña and others in Madrid, Tokyo, New York, Montreal, Toronto, Paris and throughout Europe. Recent Collaborations 'Spaces in Between' 2007 with Athina Valha and Candoco. Principle soloist 'Splinter In The Flesh' with the Hellenic National Dance Company at the Athens Megaron "Leading the dancers, La Joaquina, tiny, urgent and intense, explored a vast emotional vocabulary, and juxtaposed vulnerability and tenderness with violence and aggression. Her feet rattle off tempestuous beats, her sinewy arms snake angrily and her taut body is totally driven by her feelings. Wild and untameable, there is certainly no empty prettiness in her dance. - Emma Manning. The Stage ****** Chris Clavo ****** A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen and studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express, with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim. "Two amazing guitar solos from Chris Clavo and Jesus Alvarez made string instruments sing with impossible precision." - Staffordshire Post. Reviews: This feisty company delivers the finest in flamenco, plus sizzling soloist La Joaquina - Time Out Forget the sterile, regimented flamenco so often served up to tourists: this was the real thing, and to say that it packed a punch is an understatement - South Wales Evening Post Delighted the audience, who rewarded them with rapturous applause and encores." - - Dance Europe An unforgettable evening. - Anglo Spanish Journal www.flamencoexpress.co.uk £12/£10conc

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Flamenco Express With Victor Fernández & Antonio El Pola

on Sun, 22 Jan 2017 at Hove The Brunswick 8:00pm

The Flamenco Express voyage of discovery lands another cargo of flamenco talent in the form of this month's guests Victor Fernández, and master of gypsy song Antonio el Pola - both masters of technique and spirit. Plus 'sizzling soloist' La Joaquina, and guitar virtuoso Chris Clavo. ******Victor Fernández ****** The talents of this incredibly versatile dancer were recognised by major international artists from the start. In his short career he has performed with legends such as Rafaela Carrasco, Javier Latorre, Rafael Aguilar, Juanjo Linares, Eva Yerbabuena, Farruquito, Isabel Bayón, Rafaela Carrasco, Christine Tanguay, Rafaela Carrasco, and Javier Latorre. He toured China with the Ballet Flamenco de Madrid, and is part of Rafael Aguilar Dance Company, performing in major theaters in Germany, China and Taiwan, Dresden and Shanghai, and is at the forefront of modern flamenco choreography. ****** Antonio el Pola ****** Known for over twenty years as a formidably talented singer dedicated to the purest flamenco, Antonio El Pola has grown to fill the greatest stages of the world, performing with legends such as Paco de Lucia, Juan El Camas, Concha Vargas, Antonio Moya, Juan Castor, Juana Amaya, Javier Cruz, Joselito Fernandez, Soraya Clavijo, Miguel "El Funi," Manuel de Anustias, José de la Buena, Guillermo Mansano, Maria Pena, Jesus de la Frasquita, brothers Paco and Juan del Gastor, Luis Peña, and Javier Heredia. To name but a few. ****** La Joaquina ****** Founder member, choreographer and director of Flamenco Express. She has worked with Christina Hoyos, Paco Peña and others in Madrid, Tokyo, New York, Montreal, Toronto, Paris and throughout Europe. Recent Collaborations 'Spaces in Between' 2007 with Athina Valha and Candoco. Principle soloist 'Splinter In The Flesh' with the Hellenic National Dance Company at the Athens Megaron "Leading the dancers, La Joaquina, tiny, urgent and intense, explored a vast emotional vocabulary, and juxtaposed vulnerability and tenderness with violence and aggression. Her feet rattle off tempestuous beats, her sinewy arms snake angrily and her taut body is totally driven by her feelings. Wild and untameable, there is certainly no empty prettiness in her dance. - Emma Manning. The Stage ****** Chris Clavo ****** A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen and studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express, with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim. "Two amazing guitar solos from Chris Clavo and Jesus Alvarez made string instruments sing with impossible precision." - Staffordshire Post. Reviews: This feisty company delivers the finest in flamenco, plus sizzling soloist La Joaquina - Time Out Forget the sterile, regimented flamenco so often served up to tourists: this was the real thing, and to say that it packed a punch is an understatement - South Wales Evening Post Delighted the audience, who rewarded them with rapturous applause and encores." - - Dance Europe An unforgettable evening. - Anglo Spanish Journal www.flamencoexpress.co.uk £12/£10conc

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Amy Wadge & Luke Jackson

on Sun, 22 Jan 2017 at Stoke on Trent Fulford Village Hall 7:30pm

Two of the most amazing artists you'll ever see and we have them both on stage in one night!!!! Amy Wadge is widely regarded as one of the country's most successful female singer/songwriters. Over the course of five solo albums, two collaborations, numerous compositions for other artists and hundreds of live performances all over the globe, she has established an outstanding body of work. Her voice is simply amazing with a breathtaking range and emotional impact, while her songwriting continues to surpass most of her contemporaries. She has recently written songs with numerous upcoming songwriters, including Ed Sheeran, who released an EP, "Songs I Wrote With Amy". Ed's recent globally best-selling single, "Thinking Out Loud" was co-written with Amy and has brought her songwriting even greater critical acclaim by winning a GRAMMY for 'Best song of the year' in February of this year. Luke Jackson is a rising young Roots singer/songwriter from Canterbury, Kent. With a bold, show stopping voice and honed guitar skills, Luke is a confident and captivating performer. He has been making waves on the live acoustic scene supporting such luminaries as Show of Hands, Karine Polwart, Oysterband and Martyn Joseph and in the last year Luke has toured with Marillion, playing large venues across Europe, as well as playing solo shows in The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. According to Acoustic Magazine, he is "an outstanding heir to the likes of Richard Thompson and Martin Simpson". With a wealth of finely-observed narrative songs, his most recent mini-album, "This Family Tree" emphasises the exceptional maturity and versatility of one of the most exciting young singer songwriters and live performers on the circuit. A500 Music aim to present some of the finest acoustic style music in a friendly and intimate environment. We seat our audience in a cabaret style with tables and chairs and because we always hope to be near capacity, we allocate seating to our guests according to when they purchased their tickets. By inviting you to bring your own drink, we are making the evening an inexpensive as well as enjoyable experience. Drinking glasses will be available on the night and we also provide free hot drinks. Please visit our website www.a500music.co.uk for further information

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Mary Humphries & Anahata At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 22 Jan 2017 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Proper stalwarts of the folk scene Mary and Anahata play music from the English tradition the way it should be played. Mary sings and plays English concertina and banjo, and Anahata plays melodeons, Anglo concertina and cello. They live in Cambridgeshire and much of their material is based on Mary's research into unpublished locally collected versions of traditional songs, presented in simple but well-crafted musical arrangements. A limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You will still be able to pay on the night but please remember to get here early if doing so as show may sell out.. However we appreciate that some people wish to be assured of admission, if so you may book in advance here. NOTE: Although there is plenty of seating at the venue tickets do not guarantee a seat and latecomers may have to stand if venue full.

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Dempsey Broughton

on Sun, 22 Jan 2017 at Maldon The Sunny Sailor 7:30pm

Kevin Dempsey and Joe Broughton play a special intimate gig in Maldon as part of a very select few gigs to promote their brand new album, 'Off By Heart' (released 19 Jan). Since forming in 1999 this incredible duo have recorded three albums and toured extensively around the world. Kevin has a fantastic voice and is widely regarded as one of Europe's greatest acoustic guitar players, whilst Joe is simply unmatched in the world of fiddle pyrotechnics. Combining emotive songs, unrivalled instrumental capability and a spectacular high energy show, they never fail to create a spellbinding atmosphere. The list of musicians they have played with is impressive... Whippersnapper, Mary Black, Joss Stone, Dando Shaft, The Urban Folk Quartet, Fairport Convention, The Albion Band, Dave Swarbrick, Percy Sledge, Bellowhead....but it can't prepare you for this unique partnership. Superb musicianship, brilliant conception and executionall you people who think you can jazz-up folk music - hear this and weep! - Flos Headford

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New Orleans Stew With Paul Sanchez

on Sun, 22 Jan 2017 at London Jamboree 7:00pm

A night with the critically-acclaimed native New Orleanian Paul Sanchez and his unique blend of music and storytelling, singing and breathing everything New Orleans. Paul is known as a founding member of the rock band Cowboy Mouth, with whom he has 11 albums; for his role in the HBO series TREME where he played himself; and as the creative force behind the musical NINE LIVES, a musical adaptation of the best-selling novel by Dan Baum. NINE LIVES follows the lives of nine people in New Orleans from 1965 (the year Hurricane Betsy ravaged the city) through 2005 (the year of Hurricane Katrina) and beyond. Paul's music and storytelling is at once powerful, sad, humorous, entertaining, and hopeful. Like many New Orleanians, Paul was tremendously impacted by Hurricane Katrina, having lost his home. I lost my home, my possessions, community and, eventually, my job after the flood. I was changed, am changed as a person and it couldn't help but change my music", confesses Sanchez, who like many struggled to find a new identity after Hurricane Katrina. After much soul-searching, he left Cowboy Mouth to go solo. He has been awarded the Off Beat Magazine title of Songwriter of the Year 2014, and won three Best of The Beat Awards n 2010. These were for Songwriter of The Year, Best Song of The Year and Best Folk/Rock Album for Stew Called New Orleans, his duet record with friend and collaborator John Boutte. In April of that same year Gambit Weekly awarded him Best Roots Rock Performer at The Big Easy Awards. Primarily a songwriter Sanchez has written songs for Darius Rucker of Hootie and The Blowfish, had a song in the country charts which was recorded by The Eli Young Band, and a song covered by Irma Thomas, the Soul Queen of New Orleans. Paul currently resides in the Treme neighborhood.

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One Accord - Linda And John Green, Peter And Alison Bearon

on Sun, 22 Jan 2017 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

Local band but with a national reputation. Trad/Church music/Music Hall - "genuine, open-hearted and honest music" is what we're saying.

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The Coalminers At Ronnie Scotts

on Sun, 22 Jan 2017 at London Ronnie Scott's 7:00pm

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Three Dollar Shoe And Tim Jones & The Dark Lanterns

on Mon, 23 Jan 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tim Jones is one of the most distinctive voices on the London folk scene. Able to alternate between mass singalongs and powerful stripped back ballads, his song writing and delivery of traditional material has been likened to that of Peter Bellamy, Nic Jones and Fairport Convention. He is regularly joined by Ted Kemp (Laura Smyth and Ted Kemp) on concertina and Karen Phillips on fiddle, and the band also run a popular English tunes session in Dalston. Three Dollar Shoe have been together now since 2012 - a handsome trio in the form of Adam Mace, Adrian Lever and Jerry Bloom on mandolin/banjo, guitar and fiddle. They have graced the sessions and folk clubs of London with their dexterous playing and uplifting presence and ventured beyond into festivals and theatres with an array of tunes from around the Isles and across the Atlantic. In summer of 2014, they were joined by Irish singer Ruth Corey, a native of County Tyrone. A vivacious and soulful voice, Ruth has applied her vocal chords to many a genre but her heart belongs to the songs passed down to her.

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Cass Mccombs Band

on Mon, 23 Jan 2017 at Manchester The Deaf Institute 7:30pm

Now Wave & Comfortable On A Tightrope present CASS MCCOMBS BAND at THE DEAF INSTITUTE "By an unmarked route, Mr. McCombs has become one of the great songwriters of his time. His music, through nine albums and especially on Mangy Love out Friday, Aug. 26, on Anti/Epitaph is influenced by '70s West Coast funk and the Grateful Dead continuum, has become light, patient and groovy. His boyish voice remains steady and even, pushing up into falsetto range. You want to trust it, even when you can't face what it is telling you." - The New York Times

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The Rural Alberta Advantage

on Mon, 23 Jan 2017 at Manchester Gullivers 7:30pm

The Rural Alberta Advantage's percussive folk songs about hometowns and heartbreak, and relentless tradition of touring have taken the trio from humble recognition amongst indie rock die-hards as 'Canada's best unsigned band' to sold-out tours and devoted fans around the world with featured coverage from Spin Magazine, Pitchfork, The New York Times and Rolling Stone all taking note. The band has been nominated for two 2012 Juno Awards (Best New Group and Video of the Year for their song Stamp), long listed for the 2011 Polaris Award, and awarded the CBC Music Prize for Best Independent Artist in 2014. The RAA has released three albums on Saddle Creek/Paper Bag Records: Hometowns (2009), Departing (2011) and Mended With Gold (2014). The trio of Nils Edenloff, Paul Banwatt and Robin Hatch are currently hard at work on the band's next album and will be previewing new material the way they love best, by hitting the road for a unique set of road testing shows in some of their favourite venues across North America and Europe through 2016/2017. 'The Rural Alberta Advantage are best seen live, where their acoustic crescendos and Nils Edenloff's Jeff Mangum-esque vocal acrobatics impress most' Under The Radar

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Burns Night Supper

on Mon, 23 Jan 2017 at Croydon Ruskin House 7:45pm

Tickets include food

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Burns Night Supper

on Mon, 23 Jan 2017 at Croydon Ruskin House 7:45pm

Tickets include food

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Special Consensus

on Tue, 24 Jan 2017 at Bristol Alma Tavern Theatre 7:30pm

Special Consensus is a superb bluegrass outfit in a classic vein but with more than enough modern sensibilities to attract every ear in this now pleasantly fractionating genre. The vocals are spotless, the playing as shiny as a newly minted penny, and music like this is the reason people come to love bluegrass. Special Consensus approaches this hallowed American musical form with boundless energy and an aesthetic reverence that tickles the ribs, tugs at the heart, and puts a restless two-step in boots and bare feet.

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Lucy Zirins + Alexander Mckay + Will Shackleton Band

on Tue, 24 Jan 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- After a sell-out show in August 2016 three fabulous UK artists, Lucy Zirins, Alexander McKay and Will Shackleton return to The Green Note for another fantastic triple header of roots, blues, country and folk! Lucy Zirins: London based singer-songwriter Lucy Zirins hails from Burnley, Lancashire. She recorded her first album Chasing Clocks in 2013 and received airplay on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 6. Maverick Magazine said, There are not too many debut albums as promising as this (4 stars) and R2 Magazine praised Lucy for her modern folk-tinged country sound and vocal delivery. In November 2015 Lucy released What's in Front of Me, a six track follow up EP to Chasing Clocks. R2 (Rock 'n' Reel) Magazine reviewed the EP saying: Still in her early twenties, if she can continue to write songs of this calibre, Lucy Zirins will become a major player. EP track Mercy was recently picked up by the nationally syndicated BBC Mark Forrest show which showcases the best of local BBC radios and goes out across all 39 stations. Lucy has received a number of accolades including being picked by the PRS as one of their Class of 2010 for her promise as a young UK songwriter at just 18 years old. She was a UK Country Radio songwriter finalist (2014) and has been nominated for the British Blues Awards in various categories both as a songwriter and artist for the past 4 years, winning in 2013. Lucy continues to tour and begins work on her next studio album in 2016. --------------------------------------- Alexander McKay: British singer/songwriter Alexander McKay was turned on by his parents to folk heroes John Renbourn, Nick Drake and American artists Bread, Dylan and Jackson Browne from an early age. He started his musical life in his teens playing in local bars and clubs in Birmingham and then London where he studied at London College of Music. Moving to Los Angeles in 2001 Alex travelled through America finding influence and inspiration for the songs that would later become his debut EP, Brings Us Together. The EP is essentially a road diary, balancing folk and rock accompanied by his raspy voice and rhythmic guitar finger picking unique, soulful and warm. 2016 has seen Alex extend his talents to the big screen debuting as an actor in a new independent film titled Stones, a tale of music, love and alcoholism. --------------------------------- Will Shackleton Band: Fronted by guitarist/singer-songwriter Will Shackleton this UK based acoustic-rock/blues-country band formed around a love of classic songwriting, great musicianship and 'real' music. With influences of Little Feat, The Allman Brothers, Jackson Browne and Eric Clapton the band perform original songs penned by Shackleton and flavoured with lap-steel, twin guitars and smooth male/female harmonies.

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Fara

on Tue, 24 Jan 2017 at London Lower Hall at St Columba's Church 7:30pm

Fara brings together four emerging musicians at the forefront of today's young Scottish folk scene, Jennifer Austin, Kristan Harvey, Jeana Leslie and Catriona Price's three fiddles and a piano, to produce a fiery sound rooted strongly in their upbringing among the music of Orkney. Having been friends since they were in nappies, the girls grew up under the musical guidance of Douglas Montgomery (The Chair, Saltfishforty) with the four East Mainlanders of the band in fiddle group Hadhirgaan at Kirkwall Grammar School, and Kristan, a West Mainlander, in Jenny Kelday's Shoramere at Stromness Academy. The five girls then went on to study south, and hold degrees from The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow School of Art, Strathclyde University, The Royal Northern College of Music and The Royal Academy of Music. They have all since established themselves in the Scottish music scene winning prizes along the way which include the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, The BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year, The Deutsche Bank Award in Performance and Composition, and the Danny Kyle Award. The idea for the band came after several appearances as "The Chairettes", The Chair's backing band. At one gig, the girls were put on stage to play a couple of sets on their own, and Bob Gibbon, The Chair's Accordionist and Orkney Folk Festival director, suggested they form a new band. To the Chair's disappointment they decided to loose the name, and Fara was born. With vibrant arrangements full of rich harmonies, energetic fiddle playing and driving piano, Fara's show is sure to be an exciting one. With a mixture of self-penned and traditional Orkney tunes as well as some songs, the girls' combined musical experiences and friendships produce an exciting and individual sound, about to burst onto the traditional music scene.

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Martin Hayes And David Power - Carousel Sessions

on Tue, 24 Jan 2017 at Manchester Chorlton Irish Club 7:30pm

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Martin Hayes And David Power - Carousel Sessions

on Tue, 24 Jan 2017 at Manchester Chorlton Irish Club 7:30pm

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Sadie Hawkins Ho'down's January Jamboree

on Tue, 24 Jan 2017 at London Aces & Eights 8:00pm

Sadie Hawkins Ho'Down puts a spit shine on your boots made for dancin - INDEPENDENT VENUE WEEK - with this stellar line-up.... GRASSY NOEL & APE Soon to be your ' favourite anarchic poetry and improvisation collective' GN&A are 'the most momentous, electrifying and inspirationally cauterising outfit on these islands, Grassy Noel and APE: Noise terrorism/ holy drone music of potency and articulacy ' Gavin Martin https://youtu.be/OAx6HFuH-nQ https://apeimprov.wordpress.com/ ANDREA BLACK From living and improvising with mentor John Lee Hooker to her success with easy listening electronica as part of 'Slipper'', Andrea Black performs beautiful accoustic songs brimming with character and her insightful views on the world. Her vocal and songwriting style has been compared to Kate Bush, Astrud Gilberto, Sade and Cheryl Crowe and although you can hear bits of all of them flitting between the songs, the music and vocal performance is pure Andrea Black. "...full of sensuous confidence and swaggering melodic style..." Q Magazine. http://www.andreablack.com/ JOHN E. VISTIC psychedelic country folk, laden with soul and thought provoking literary lyrics. Think Hozier and Johnny Cash meets The Doors with more than a dash of Jack White. "A towering figure on the live circuit of London as well as his home city of Bristol" (Metro) "Gravelly vocals and powerful, swelling tunes that reach deep inside, all built on a foundation of rock solid musicianship" (Louder Than War) "Bloody Brilliant" (Toxic Online) http://www.vistic.co.uk/

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Darlingside

on Wed, 25 Jan 2017 at Leeds Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen 7:30pm

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Dai & The Ramblers

on Wed, 25 Jan 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- NEW ROOTS PRESENTS.... Dai & The Ramblers 4-piece DAI & THE RAMBLERS recorded their debut album Duw Duw, crammed full of their brilliant brand of Cajun and New Orleans flavoured honky-tonk, folk and gonzo jazz, at the legendary Toe Rag studios. Songwriter and singer Dai Price comes from Newport in South Wales, and previously worked with psychedelic cumbia outfit Los Chinches. Rupert Gillett grew up in Germany, and plays double bass and cello. He also performs with the London Klezmer Quartet and produces records at The Cabin studio in Walthamstow. Sheffield-born Alan Dunn plays piano and accordion, and has worked with folk legends such as Loudon Wainright III and Fairport Convention's Richard Thompson. South African fiddler Bob Loveday has performed and recorded with artists as varied as Van Morrison, Jeff Beck, The Penguin Cafe Orchestra and Paul McCartney. They're a fantastic band, with wonderful songs, all delivered by brilliant musicians, we're really looking forward to this one!! "I love his voice; I love the whole band." Paul Heaton (The Beatiful South) "Absolutely gorgeous... They make a beautiful sound." Janice Long (BBC Radio 2) "A joyous romp... will raise your spirits and gladden your heart" Michael Farley (Americana UK) WEBSITE: http://www.daiprice.com/ Taking inspiration from the twin pillars of American bluegrass and English folk, ALDEN, PATTERSON and DASHWOOD weave rich harmonies with fiddle, dobro and mandolin around a combination of finely crafted original compositions and traditional songs. The trio features members of much respected Norwich folk bands Murphy's Lore, Woodland Creatures and Dumbfoundus. WEBSITE: https://aldenpattersonanddashwood.com/ ------------------------------------------------------------- New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK roots scene. It's committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves- for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible. We find that in folk, alt-folk,, indie folk, alt-folk, chamber folk, country blues, Americana, alt-country, old-time rhythm & blues, gypsy jazz, honky-tonk, klezmer, world music, contemporary classical music and all points in between. WEBSITE: www.newrootsevents.com NEW ROOTS RADIO: https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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Sam Carter

on Wed, 25 Jan 2017 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Burns Night Special (independent Venue Week)

on Wed, 25 Jan 2017 at London Aces & Eights 7:30pm

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Darlingside

on Thu, 26 Jan 2017 at Manchester The Deaf Institute 7:30pm

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Steve Knightley - Landlocked

on Thu, 26 Jan 2017 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:00pm

One half of the evening will feature original and traditional songs of the land and the second half will draw on his nautical themes. Steve Knightley is the songwriting force behind Plough patrons, Show of Hands, widely acclaimed as the finest acoustic roots duo in England. A special solo night with Steve awaits all who book early Shoiw atarts 8pm

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Ben Waters With Tom Waters

on Thu, 26 Jan 2017 at Great Bardfield Town Hall 7:30pm

As part of the Ben & Tom Waters tour. They both return once again to Great Bardfield Town Hall

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Rayna Gellert Trio

on Thu, 26 Jan 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A founding member of old-time supergroup, Uncle Earl (which re-formed for a successful US tour in 2016) Rayna Gellert is renowned for a rich depth of knowledge and masterclass performances of traditional fiddle musicand a composer highly regarded by her peers, who has produced albums that won praise on both sides of the Atlantic. Joined here by friend and collaborator Kai Welch and percussionist Jamie Dick (from Rhiannon Giddens' band), this is a rare visit to these shores by an artiste who is A Grade on every level. I love Rayna's musical personality which is deep, funky and complex" - Béla Fleck

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Flossie Malavialle

on Thu, 26 Jan 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

This French-born singer now living in NE England has become a much loved performer at clubs and festivals across Britain, including ours. Her wide repertoire (old folk songs to jazz standards, blues numbers to Piaf and Brel classics), her powerful yet sensitive singing and her exuberant stage banter combine to give us great entertainment.

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Flossie Malavialle

on Thu, 26 Jan 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

This French-born singer now living in NE England has become a much loved performer at clubs and festivals across Britain, including ours. Her wide repertoire (old folk songs to jazz standards, blues numbers to Piaf and Brel classics), her powerful yet sensitive singing and her exuberant stage banter combine to give us great entertainment.

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Wille And The Bandits

on Thu, 26 Jan 2017 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

If you're a fan of classic blues rock you will love Wille and the Bandits. Their musical influences include Cream and the Jimi Hendrix Experience. They've toured with Deep Purple and John Butler and played most of the major festivals across Europe. They have a formidable reputation for their energetic live performances and BBC Radio 1 selected them as one of their 'Top Ten Must See' bands at Glastonbury in 2014.

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Kara

on Thu, 26 Jan 2017 at Uxbridge RNA 7:45pm

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

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Kara

on Thu, 26 Jan 2017 at Uxbridge RNA 7:45pm

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

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John Murry

on Thu, 26 Jan 2017 at London Aces & Eights 7:00pm

Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM Present A special evening with JOHN MURRY + Band at Independent Venue Week Aces & Eights London. +Miranda Mulholland +Bonanza & Son DJs Due to John's first date selling out almost overnight we have added a second event by popular demand as part of 'Independent Venue Week'. Independent Venue Week is a 7 day celebration of small music venues around the UK and a nod to the people that own, run and work in them, week in, week out giving artists their first experience of playing live in front of an audience and for fans, somewhere to get up close to artists that one day, may well be playing stadiums and festival main stages. Small venues are the backbone of the live music scene in this country and Independent Venue Week wants to recognise all that they have done to create some of the most memorable nights of the past so they can continue to do the same in the future. John Murry was 15 when his adoptive parents - faded aristocracy from the US deep south - realised he wasn't going to live up to their expectations. There would be no Ivy League education. No living the life of the gentleman from a once-grand family now forced into academia or the trades because John Murry wanted to be a rock'n'roll guitar player. So John's parents did something rarely recommended in the parenting books. They checked him into rehab - this kid who'd "smoked pot about three times and been drunk maybe four or five" - to put the fear of God into him. "But God doesn't scare people," Murry says. "Not the real one." But what does he sound like I hear those unfortunate enough not to have heard him? Well the traditional approach of comparing an artist to others from the past simply does not work with Murry. He genuinely sounds like no one but himself. His voice uncannily seems to avoid most rock and roll inflections and can vary from gentle croon to an intimidating primal bark... His legendary performance at 'End Of The Road Festival in 2013 saw a good third of the audience in tears and David Byrne made his way backstage to praise the intensity of the performance. The wild eyes, the jerking limbs, the raging electric guitar interludes, all make for a unique and thrilling experience. His life story pretty much encapsulates his music and set the scene for John's critically and commercially successful album 'The Graceless Age' from 2013; Gritty, emotive, ravaged but stronger for it and enabled by redemption. So let's keep it basic and just call it soul music in that it's a soul laid bare and let's describe it simply as true folk music in that folk i.e. people can easily relate to it on so many levels. There's a righteous anger that burns inside John Murry, a steady fire that draws folks near, warms them and perhaps even singes their fingers but that way they never forget. Like a baptism by fire it's what remains when everything else is washed away, something Murry understands in palpable ways after wandering for years in drugs and darkness, a man who understands the gift of second chances and true contrition. For sure there are still myriad places to stumble but Murry makes these prospects seem less daunting and enables one to examine empathy, compassion and failings whilst walking ever closer towards the light. So after a silence, another long period seemingly in the wilderness, Mississippi to California to Ireland relocations and relationships old and new John comes back with a masterpiece of an EP ironically titled 'John Murry Is Dead' and recent live shows of incredible intensity and formidable songsmithery; all living proof that there is always light at the end of every tunnel and further cements Murry's reputation as 'The world's last living honest songwriter'. Miranda Mulholland: With a vast discography, back catalogue and an even heftier live pedigree Mulholland could easily be described as a veteran of the Roots and Americana scene except she's very much still rather tender of years. Miranda is a member of The Great Lake Swimmers, Belle Starr, and The Rattlesnake Choir as well as the founder and lead singer for the Roaring Girl Cabaret. Tonight she further displays her versatility by playing both as part of John Murry's band as well as a very much anticipated solo spot. Classically trained on violin and in voice, Miranda is a versatile performer and in high demand as a fiddler and singer covering a wide range of styles. Her debut full length solo album, Whipping Boy, was released in May 2014 to critical acclaim. It became the flagship of her own record label, Roaring Girl Records which at just over a year old is quickly gaining a reputation as a home for diverse and compelling artists. Miranda can be heard on records by Cowboy Junkies, Justin Rutledge, Sarah Slean, Stephen Kellogg, and N.Q. Arbuckle to name just a few.

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Flamenco Express With Victor Fernández

on Thu, 26 Jan 2017 at London The Bussey Building 8:00pm

The Flamenco Express voyage of discovery lands another cargo of flamenco talent in the form of this month's guests Victor Fernández, and master of gypsy song Antonio el Pola - both masters of technique and spirit. Plus 'sizzling soloist' La Joaquina, and guitar virtuoso Chris Clavo. Victor Fernández The talents of this incredibly versatile dancer were recognised by major international artists from the start. In his meteoric rise he has performed with legends such as Rafaela Carrasco, Javier Latorre, Rafael Aguilar, JEva Yerbabuena, Farruquito, Isabel Bayón, Christine Tanguay, Rafaela Carrasco, and Javier Latorre. He toured China with the Ballet Flamenco de Madrid, and is part of Rafael Aguilar Dance Company, performing in major theaters in Germany, and Asia. Antonio el Pola Known for over twenty years as a formidably talented singer dedicated to the purest flamenco, Antonio El Pola has grown to fill the greatest stages of the world, performing with legends such as Paco de Lucia, Juana Amaya, Javier Cruz, Joselito Fernandez, Manuel de Anustias, José de la Buena, and Javier Heredia. To name but a few. La Joaquina Founder member, choreographer and director of Flamenco Express. She has worked with Christina Hoyos, Paco Peña and others in Madrid, Tokyo, New York, Montreal, Toronto, Paris and throughout Europe. Recent Collaborations 'Spaces in Between' 2007 with Athina Valha and Candoco. Principle soloist 'Splinter In The Flesh' with the Hellenic National Dance Company at the Athens Megaron "Leading the dancers, La Joaquina, tiny, urgent and intense, explored a vast emotional vocabulary, and juxtaposed vulnerability and tenderness with violence and aggression. Her feet rattle off tempestuous beats, her sinewy arms snake angrily and her taut body is totally driven by her feelings. Wild and untameable, there is certainly no empty prettiness in her dance. - Emma Manning. The Stage Chris Clavo A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, Chris studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express, with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim. "Two amazing guitar solos from Chris Clavo and Jesus Alvarez made string instruments sing with impossible precision. " Staffordshire Post. This feisty company delivers the finest in flamenco, plus sizzling soloist La Joaquina Time Out

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Flamenco Express With Victor Fernández

on Thu, 26 Jan 2017 at London The Bussey Building 8:00pm

The Flamenco Express voyage of discovery lands another cargo of flamenco talent in the form of this month's guests Victor Fernández, and master of gypsy song Antonio el Pola - both masters of technique and spirit. Plus 'sizzling soloist' La Joaquina, and guitar virtuoso Chris Clavo. Victor Fernández The talents of this incredibly versatile dancer were recognised by major international artists from the start. In his meteoric rise he has performed with legends such as Rafaela Carrasco, Javier Latorre, Rafael Aguilar, JEva Yerbabuena, Farruquito, Isabel Bayón, Christine Tanguay, Rafaela Carrasco, and Javier Latorre. He toured China with the Ballet Flamenco de Madrid, and is part of Rafael Aguilar Dance Company, performing in major theaters in Germany, and Asia. Antonio el Pola Known for over twenty years as a formidably talented singer dedicated to the purest flamenco, Antonio El Pola has grown to fill the greatest stages of the world, performing with legends such as Paco de Lucia, Juana Amaya, Javier Cruz, Joselito Fernandez, Manuel de Anustias, José de la Buena, and Javier Heredia. To name but a few. La Joaquina Founder member, choreographer and director of Flamenco Express. She has worked with Christina Hoyos, Paco Peña and others in Madrid, Tokyo, New York, Montreal, Toronto, Paris and throughout Europe. Recent Collaborations 'Spaces in Between' 2007 with Athina Valha and Candoco. Principle soloist 'Splinter In The Flesh' with the Hellenic National Dance Company at the Athens Megaron "Leading the dancers, La Joaquina, tiny, urgent and intense, explored a vast emotional vocabulary, and juxtaposed vulnerability and tenderness with violence and aggression. Her feet rattle off tempestuous beats, her sinewy arms snake angrily and her taut body is totally driven by her feelings. Wild and untameable, there is certainly no empty prettiness in her dance. - Emma Manning. The Stage Chris Clavo A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, Chris studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express, with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim. "Two amazing guitar solos from Chris Clavo and Jesus Alvarez made string instruments sing with impossible precision. " Staffordshire Post. This feisty company delivers the finest in flamenco, plus sizzling soloist La Joaquina Time Out

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Robert Chaney

on Thu, 26 Jan 2017 at Chester St Mary's Centre 7:30pm

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Independent Venue Weekender

on Fri, 27 Jan 2017 at Northampton The Lab. 7:30pm

Friday 27th Jan - Eddy & The Remedy & Midnight Honey Club Saturday 28th Jan - Lucky & Mrs Pilgrimm Sunday 29th Jan - Fleetwood Cave & Jessica Afia Age limit: 14 and over

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Chatham County Line

on Fri, 27 Jan 2017 at Manchester The Deaf Institute 7:00pm

Chatham County Line return to parade their new album, 'Autumn', for your enjoyment. "Our band is a lot like this place" says Chatham County Line guitarist, lead singer and songwriter Dave Wilson. His eyes wander across the original hardwood lanes of the mid-century Raleigh bowling alley where he just finished rolling and drinking two rounds. Playing traditional string band instrumentation around a single microphone while clad in suits and ties visually projects a similar sepia-toned timelessness. "We create a product that you're familiar with and you'll enjoy going back to because you know what to expect. My dad ran a local hardware store years ago and I always felt like we shared that." Come down and enjoy some timeless, traditional, damn fine music. More details at www.mrkite.org

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Jackie Oates

on Fri, 27 Jan 2017 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:00pm

Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from Jackie Oates, plus a set from each of the support acts. * Concessionary tickets are for the unwaged (ie no paid employment) - proof required at the door on the night. Please note that we have an allocation of ten concessionary online tickets for each of our concerts - first come first served! * Tickets on the door (where still available) will be priced at £13/11 * Mix of row seats and standing room. * Seats are not reserved, and a ticket may not always guarantee a seat, although there will be standing room. IF HAVING A SEAT IS ESSENTIAL TO YOU, PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ARE THERE WHEN THE DOOR OPENS AT 7PM, AS THE ROOM FILLS UP QUICKLY FOR POPULAR CONCERTS. We will not be able to bring in extra seats. * Food and real ale available! Please note that you will not be able to eat in the ballroom where the concert is held, although once the doors open you may reserve a seat in the ballroom and then eat elsewhere. If you wish to eat, please ensure that you arrive in plenty of time to order and eat your food. * For more information or to contact the Goose please see our website www.thegooseisout.com

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Jackie Oates

on Fri, 27 Jan 2017 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:00pm

Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from Jackie Oates, plus a set from each of the support acts. * Concessionary tickets are for the unwaged (ie no paid employment) - proof required at the door on the night. Please note that we have an allocation of ten concessionary online tickets for each of our concerts - first come first served! * Tickets on the door (where still available) will be priced at £13/11 * Mix of row seats and standing room. * Seats are not reserved, and a ticket may not always guarantee a seat, although there will be standing room. IF HAVING A SEAT IS ESSENTIAL TO YOU, PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ARE THERE WHEN THE DOOR OPENS AT 7PM, AS THE ROOM FILLS UP QUICKLY FOR POPULAR CONCERTS. We will not be able to bring in extra seats. * Food and real ale available! Please note that you will not be able to eat in the ballroom where the concert is held, although once the doors open you may reserve a seat in the ballroom and then eat elsewhere. If you wish to eat, please ensure that you arrive in plenty of time to order and eat your food. * For more information or to contact the Goose please see our website www.thegooseisout.com

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Alan West, Steve Black & Adam Sweet

on Fri, 27 Jan 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Alan West, for many years, has been regarded as having one of the greatest voices to come out of the UK. His emotional, yet informative way of singing a story, has moved many an audience all over the world. Steve's background lies in theatre, television and radio although he has performed over 5000 live gigs all over the world. He is becoming one of the UK's leading roots songwriters and his style fits perfectly with Alan's unique way of singing and the combination is very potent. Add to this the blues influence of guitarist Adam Sweet and you can expect an exciting mixture of songs, both covers and original, a great rapport on stage between themselves and the audience and a live performance that is honest, instant, inventive, adaptive and fun! "My association with Alan goes back over 25 years and in my humble opinion he is the possessor of the finest male voice in British country music. When you add Steve's excellent songwriting talent along with Adam Sweet's guitar and the pair's superb vocal harmonies, you have one of finest musical blends to be heard anywhere. They are so relaxed on stage they make it look easy, but it takes years of experience, dedication and hard work to get this good. - Alan Cackett www.alanwest.co.uk www.steveblackmusic.co.uk www.adamsweetmusic.com

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Voodoo Nights At Belair House With The Mississippi Swamp Dogs Blues And Boogie Band

on Fri, 27 Jan 2017 at London Belair House Dulwich 8:00pm

We are a little early for Mardi Gras but come and dance the night away at this stunning venue to one of London's finest live "Bar Bands" the Mississippi Swamp Dogs. Featuring great food and cocktails from Belair House's kitchen and Bar. The venue is the atmospheric ballroom of this beautiful period building, only two minutes walk to West Dulwich Station and therefore 10 minutes from Central London. The Mississippi Swamp Dogs celebrate the rich musical heritage of New Orleans and the Deep South with a rich gumbo of Soul, Funk, Blues, Jazz, Gospel, Cajun and New Orleans Rhumba! Dress code? Dress to Impress!! Website is http://ukjazzband.co.uk/the-mississippi-swamp-dogs-a-night-in-the-deep-south/ Performance videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbbl1-Bw8Lg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWZvy_RC4OU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9BevI-bhUU

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Gill & Bob Berry

on Fri, 27 Jan 2017 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

The fabulous voices of Gill and Bob Berry are well suited to their delightful mix of traditional folk songs. Bob and Gill run Devizes Folk Club and Chippenham Folk Festival, as well as being the mainstay of the group known as Tinkers Bag. Support tbc

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The Amazing Devil

on Fri, 27 Jan 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- 'A masterpiece of swirling, brooding, often epic drama...it grabs you and refuses to let go' - FATEA The Amazing Devil, the vanguard at the forefront of a folk revolution, await your company. Following the release of their debut single 'King', and their astonishing debut album Love Run, this new Soho-based seven-piece band are rapidly gaining a cult following with their raucously broken, heart-on-ripped-and-ragged sleeve live gigs. Green Note played host to them and a sold out audience one wild and wizened night in November. Now, following overwhelming demand, they make their return to bring you their heart-thumping blend of jazz vocals, poetical lyrics, folk rhythms, explosive choruses and baroque pop beats that will hold your hand, sing your heart, beat your chest and walk you through every raging storm you'll ever know. 'The best thing I've heard this year. Original, varied, engaging, exciting. A fantastic debut'- For Folk's Sake 'One of the year's most exhilarating, exciting and visceral debuts, they deserve to be huge'- FRUK

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Laura Smyth & Ted Kemp

on Fri, 27 Jan 2017 at Guildford Institute 7:30pm

Laura Smyth and Ted Kemp perform traditional songs from England and beyond, with special attention given to their respective homes in the North West and East Anglia. While placing a great value on unaccompanied solo and harmony singing, they also accompany themselves on English concertina, 5-string banjo, cello, and guitar. Laura and Ted interpret and deliver their music with a reverence for traditional performers and source material, taking influence from the classic folk revival performers of the 60s and 70s, whilst achieving a style that is very much their own. Their debut EP, The Charcoal Black and the Bonny Grey, produced by Rob Harbron (Fay Hield and the Hurricane Party, The Full English) is their interpretation of 5 songs collected from or set in Lancashire, featuring guest fiddler Laurel Swift.

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Laura Smyth & Ted Kemp

on Fri, 27 Jan 2017 at Guildford Institute 7:30pm

Laura Smyth and Ted Kemp perform traditional songs from England and beyond, with special attention given to their respective homes in the North West and East Anglia. While placing a great value on unaccompanied solo and harmony singing, they also accompany themselves on English concertina, 5-string banjo, cello, and guitar. Laura and Ted interpret and deliver their music with a reverence for traditional performers and source material, taking influence from the classic folk revival performers of the 60s and 70s, whilst achieving a style that is very much their own. Their debut EP, The Charcoal Black and the Bonny Grey, produced by Rob Harbron (Fay Hield and the Hurricane Party, The Full English) is their interpretation of 5 songs collected from or set in Lancashire, featuring guest fiddler Laurel Swift.

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Liverpool Acoustic Live, Featuring Karen Turley Ep Launch

on Fri, 27 Jan 2017 at Liverpool The View Two Gallery 7:30pm

Liverpool Acoustic Live are delighted to start the year at the View Two Gallery with Karen Turley's EP launch on Friday 27th January 2017. Omagh-born Karen began writing her own music in 2008 when she moved to Liverpool for university. In 2012 she joined with two friends to form an all female bluegrass and folk trio called The Jesse Janes. In March 2015 Karen was lucky enough to be one of two singer-songwriters chosen to travel to Nashville for a full week of workshops and activities with esteemed songwriters. As part of the trip she performed in the round at the legendary Bluebird Cafe with Beth Nielson Chapman and Don Henry. This event was recreated at Liverpool's Bluecoat venue hosted by Whispering Bob Harris. Karen will be launching her debut EP called Dreamer with support from rootsy, rock 'n' roll, swampy blues trio Acadian Driftwood, and Liverpool Acoustic Open Mic co-host David Neville King. Friday 27th January 2017 Doors 7.30pm, music 8.00pm View Two Gallery, 23 Mathew Street £6.00 entry in advance (+60p booking fee) £7 entry on the door Pick up a brand new loyalty card and get one free ticket for every eight tickets bought. wegottickets.com/liverpoolacoustic

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The Carrivick Sisters In Concert

on Fri, 27 Jan 2017 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

The Carrivick Sisters are one of the UK's top young bluegrass and folk acts. Twins Laura and Charlotte perform their original songs and instrumentals along with a few carefully chosen covers on guitar, mandolin, fiddle, dobro, and clawhammer banjo. Their busy touring schedule is rapidly building them a reputation for engaging and entertaining live performances with tight sibling vocal harmonies and multi-instrumental virtuosity. Having grown up in South Devon, an area rich in folk lore and legends, much of their original material is inspired by their local surroundings and history. As well as touring all over the UK, the Carrivick Sisters have performed at major festivals in Canada and mainland Europe. They have released four CDs ("My Own Two Feet" - 2006, "Better Than 6 Cakes" - 2007, "Jupiter's Corner" - 2009, and "From the Fields" - 2011) to much critical acclaim, with "From the Fields" having been played on national radio. Their fifth, "Over the Edge" was reasleas in October 2013. The Carrivick Sisters first started performing as a duo in 2006, originally as buskers before starting to play more and more proper gigs, turning professional when they left school in 2007. In 2007 they won the South West Busker's and Street Entertainer's Competition, gaining themselves their first spot at Glastonbury Festival. In 2008 Laura achieved 2nd place at the RockyGrass Fiddle Contest in America. The Carrivick Sisters were finalists in the prestigious BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards 2010 and were named Band/Duo of the Year in the 2011 FATEA Awards. Most recently Charlotte won first place in both Old-time banjo and fiddle at FOAOTMAD's festival in Gainsborough 2012.

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John Murry - Sold Out

on Fri, 27 Jan 2017 at London Aces & Eights 7:30pm

This show has sold out but a second night has been added Thursday 26th January at same venue - buy tickets at www.wegottickets.com/event/385664 Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM Present JOHN MURRY at Independent Venue Week Aces & Eights London. This show has sold out but a second night has been added Thursday 26th January at same venue - buy tickets at www.wegottickets.com/event/385664 John Murry was 15 when his adoptive parents - faded aristocracy from the US deep south - realised he wasn't going to live up to their expectations. There would be no Ivy League education. No living the life of the gentleman from a once-grand family now forced into academia or the trades because John Murry wanted to be a rock'n'roll guitar player. So John's parents did something rarely recommended in the parenting books. They checked him into rehab - this kid who'd "smoked pot about three times and been drunk maybe four or five" - to put the fear of God into him. "But God doesn't scare people," Murry says. "Not the real one." But what does he sound like I hear those unfortunate enough not to have heard him? Well the traditional approach of comparing an artist to others from the past simply does not work with Murry. He genuinely sounds like no one but himself. His voice uncannily seems to avoid most rock and roll inflections and can vary from gentle croon to an intimidating primal bark... His legendary performance at 'End Of The Road Festival in 2013 saw a good third of the audience in tears and David Byrne made his way backstage to praise the intensity of the performance. The wild eyes, the jerking limbs, the raging electric guitar interludes, all make for a unique and thrilling experience. His life story pretty much encapsulates his music and set the scene for John's critically and commercially successful album 'The Graceless Age' from 2013; Gritty, emotive, ravaged but stronger for it and enabled by redemption. So let's keep it basic and just call it soul music in that it's a soul laid bare and let's describe it simply as true folk music in that folk i.e. people can easily relate to it on so many levels. There's a righteous anger that burns inside John Murry, a steady fire that draws folks near, warms them and perhaps even singes their fingers but that way they never forget. Like a baptism by fire it's what remains when everything else is washed away, something Murry understands in palpable ways after wandering for years in drugs and darkness, a man who understands the gift of second chances and true contrition. For sure there are still myriad places to stumble but Murry makes these prospects seem less daunting and enables one to examine empathy, compassion and failings whilst walking ever closer towards the light. So after a silence, another long period seemingly in the wilderness, Mississippi to California to Ireland relocations and relationships old and new John comes back with a masterpiece of an EP ironically titled 'John Murry Is Dead' and recent live shows of incredible intensity and formidable songsmithery; all living proof that there is always light at the end of every tunnel and further cements Murry's reputation as 'The world's last living honest songwriter'.

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Blues Revue

on Fri, 27 Jan 2017 at Leamington Spa The Zephyr Lounge 7:30pm

Heading the night's music is guitarist Steve Ajao. Based in Birmingham, Steve cut his teeth at an early age in the band of his father, Bobby Ajao, playing soul, R&B and blues, and over the years Steve has established himself as a highly regarded blues guitarist in his own right. His band the Blues Giants were voted top band for 2016 by JazzLines. A versatile musician, Steve is also an accomplished saxophonist, having played at Ronnie Scott's, the Wag Club and Brighton's Concorde Club, as well as on international stages. As Steve has said, "Music is a language - you should listen to it just like someone is talking to you." Sharing the bill are pianists Mark Steeds and Freddie Pirotta. Well respected on the local scene, Mark has appeared in various musical contexts - rock, jazz-fusion, but mainly blues and boogie, in bands such as Pzazz, The Hangover Blues Band, Boperator and King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys, and has performed at prestigious venues such as Ronnie Scott's and the Montreux Jazz Festival. It will be interesting to contrast his style with that of Freddie, who has also played in a variety of settings, from solo piano to big bands, although his reputation has been largely as a first rate blues and boogie pianist who loves nothing better than to play live to an audience, capturing and channelling the spontaneous energy of the moment. Freddie has recently played with Birmingham's Chickenbone Blues Band and the legendary Wild Angels rock 'n' roll band with whom he has recently recorded in Switzerland and toured in France. Also appearing will be Letitia George, a vibrant and soulful vocalist who is making a name for herself in and around Coventry and who became nationally recognised with her acclaimed appearance on TV's The Voice. The proceedings will be pinned down by the SugarDaddies (Adrian Litvinoff bass; Steve Roberts gtr, harmonica, voc; Rich Westwood drums), the region's most experienced accompanists after years of hosting their popular Friday Night Blues Parties, this time augmented by saxophonist Dave Roberts.

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Skinny Jim Presents Howlin' Ric & The Rocketeers + Jake Watson & The Swamp Stomp String Band

on Fri, 27 Jan 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of Rock'n'Roll, Rhythm'n'Blues, Jazz, Country, Swing, Blues and Ragtime at Jamboree... Howlin' Ric & The Rocketeers play an excellent take on a great American tradition with a sound that channels the stylings of Eddie Cochran, The Johnny Burnette Trio and Little Richard. ake Watson and The Swamp Stomp String Band are not your average Americana band. Twangy Banjos, driving Guitars and a thudding Double Bass sit behind anything from drinking songs that'l have the room stomping there feet and shooting tequila to ballads that'l break even the most toughest folks, to ragtime songs of bar fights and gambling. The London based duo can often be found busking by the side of Thames in the day and performing in any haunt from high end cocktails joints to dimly lit Irish bars at night. Taking a mixture of Jazz, Country, Swing, Blues and Ragtime - it is safe to say there music is there to be enjoyed by people young and old, rich or poor, or who just love to stamp there feet and have a ho-down."

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Hunky Dory Presented By The Awful Truth

on Fri, 27 Jan 2017 at Manchester The Wonder Inn 7:30pm

Another classic album showcasing local talent. This time round David Bowie's seminal 1971 album "Hunky Dory". One year on from his death. Line up: The Jodrellaires The Awful Truth Romy & The Girls Jacob Nico Artists will play a few of their own songs and a few songs in their own style from that wonderful album. 1. Changes 3:33 2. Oh! You Pretty Things 3:12 3. Eight Line Poem 2:53 4. Life On Mars? 3:48 5. Kooks 2:49 6. Quicksand 5:03 7. Fill Your Heart 3:07 8. Andy Warhol 3:53 9. Song For Bob Dylan 4:12 10. Queen Bitch 3:13 11. The Bewlay Brothers 5:21 £5 advance £8 door

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Burns Night Ceilidh

on Fri, 27 Jan 2017 at London Mycenae House 7:00pm

An evening of dance, singing, bagpipes, haggis and fun!

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The Gin Trap House Band

on Fri, 27 Jan 2017 at London Toulouse Lautrec 9:00pm

NORMAL PRICE - £15 | WEGOTTICKET PRICE - £9 TYPE OF EVENT : Jump, Jive, Jazz, Blues, New Orleans " The Gin Trap House Band play Jump, Jive, Jazz, and Blues. They really know how to bring the house down and make sure you have a good time." The Gin Trap House Band are staging a revival of the best rhythm 'n' blues, jump, and jazz of the 40s, 50s, and 60s. The band is a coming together of some the mightiest musicians in London. Their stompin' rhythms, infectious horns, and soulful vocals will make you want to tap your feet and dance all night long with their authentic versions of the real, original dance music. They play a whole host of tunes that you already love, and some tunes that you don't know yet, but as soon as you hear them you'll wonder why they aren't already staples of your own collection. If you like the music of Ray Charles, Fats Domino, or Nina Simone you're in for a real treat.

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Eddy & The Remedy / Independent Venue Week

on Fri, 27 Jan 2017 at Northampton The Lab. 7:30pm

We have such an amazing line-up for you as part of Independent Venue Week! Friday night boasts the incredible Eddy & The Remedy (a new incarnation of local heroes The Kayanites) with their brand new blues material. Reminiscent of iconic bands such as The Doors and The Rolling Stones but with their own unique style fresh from the studio. Supported by the amazing deep blues band Midnight Honey Club, by whom you will be enlightened with tumultuous harmonica solos and a booming Tom Waitsy lilting kinda vocal. Not to be missed!

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Phil Beer

on Sat, 28 Jan 2017 at Sutton Benger Village Hall 7:30pm

An audience with Phil Beer has been described as a glimpse into his world where folk, blues, hymns, the sea, the West Country and a life spent in music combine to make a true show. A Phil Beer gig is one spent in the company of a true craftsman, a master musician and consummate performer. Phil Beer is the multi-instrumental half of the west countryʼs award winning acoustic duo, Show of Hands, described as a true craftsman, a master musician and consummate performer. With a professional career of over 36 years, Phil has a great deal of material to draw on for his solo appearances. All are songs and music of memory and significance sung in the subtle and melodic Phil Beer style and interjected with musings and amusings to an almost personal audience. It is a treat of past and current favourites from one of the most popular musicians on the acoustic.

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Duotone @ Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 28 Jan 2017 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 7:30pm

Sat 28th January Duotone @ Wychwood Folk Club No Support The Swan Inn, Shipton Road, Ascott -u- Wychwood, Oxon, OX7 6AY Tickets £8.00 in advance £10.00 on the door Start 8pm.Doors 7.30pm Contact: Mark/Elaine 01993831427 or 07870563299 wychwoodfolkclub@zoho.com DUOTONE is the name under which Barney Morse-Brown (cellist for multi-platinum artist Birdy, the Imagined Village & Chris Wood's, Handmade Life,) writes and performs his own contemporary acoustic songs. He loops guitars and cellos, percussion and voices to create ethereal sound-scapes for his poignant lyrics to weave in and out of. Following some hugely successful festival appearances, at End Of The Road Festival and Green Man two name but two DUOTONE has become a popular live booking through-out the UK mesmerising audiences all around the country with his very unique shows, breathlessly moving from riotous energy all the way down to the most delicate and heartfelt moments of beauty and intimacy. Barney possess a unique quality that will one minute have a crowd on their feet, seconds later the audience will wait, held by the moment waiting for a pin to drop. Coming from a musical family of seven children, Barney's passion for performance was established early on, studying at The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, he was awarded a scholarship to study Baroque cello at The Royal College Of Music. The cello has, to date, played a pivotal role in Barney's life starting at the age of six progressing through school, studying at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff, receiving a scholarship to study baroque cello at the Royal College of Music, London to building a career that has already seen him performing around the world with some of the great artists of our time as already mentioned, Birdy, Chris Wood and Imagined Village as well as Eliza Carthy and many others. It is this environment that Barney has immersed himself in that has helped him to create a sound that challenges convention, - whilst demonstrating the versatility of the cello by making it the lead instrument in the band.

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Fleetwood Cave 'people Like Us' Spring Tour - Holy Trinity Church, Stratford Upon Avon

on Sat, 28 Jan 2017 at Stratford-upon-Avon Holy Trinity Church 7:30pm

As part of their album launch tour, Fleetwood Cave appear at Holy Trinity Church, Stratford upon Avon. Recently appointed as musicians in residence at King Edward VI School - which Shakespeare attended - Marion Fleetwood and Gregg Cave perform in this historic and beautiful venue in support of their work at the school and the Friends of Music at Holy Trinity Church. They are appearing there with the kind assistance of the Parish Council.

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Fleetwood Cave 'people Like Us' Spring Tour - Holy Trinity Church, Stratford Upon Avon

on Sat, 28 Jan 2017 at Stratford-upon-Avon Holy Trinity Church 7:30pm

As part of their album launch tour, Fleetwood Cave appear at Holy Trinity Church, Stratford upon Avon. Recently appointed as musicians in residence at King Edward VI School - which Shakespeare attended - Marion Fleetwood and Gregg Cave perform in this historic and beautiful venue in support of their work at the school and the Friends of Music at Holy Trinity Church. They are appearing there with the kind assistance of the Parish Council.

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The Roaring Trowmen @ Shammick Acoustic

on Sat, 28 Jan 2017 at Combe Martin The Pack o' Cards 7:30pm

Four hearty men from Bristol who take their name from the flat-bottomed barges that carried cargo as far up the Severn as Shrewsbury. Without the aid of instruments, the Trowmen's repertoire encompasses shanties and maritime songs, both traditional and modern, including some self-written material. Arrangements are undoubtedly helped by the fact that Bryn Stephens, unrepentant Welshman, studied music at Bristol University. Since the Trowmen's first visit to Shammick as featured artists on an Open Night a couple of years ago, the group have gone from strength to strength within the maritime and folk scenes, delighting audiences with their passion, power, humour and glorious harmonies. Lisa Samuel, organiser of the Bradford Roots Festival said of The Roaring Trowmen that they produced a set of songs of such authenticity, you could smell the seaweed. Rollicking, rumbustious and ruddy marvellous. Indeed.

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All The Wild Folks With The Iron Boot Scrapers + Andy Twyman

on Sat, 28 Jan 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

The Iron Boot Scrapers are an Edwardian Rock band transported to the 21st Century, melding the Music Hall of the 1930s to the Rock of today. Using Edwardian period instruments, they foray out into the modern musical world to create their own unique sound. Andy Twyman blends blues with humour and rock'n'roll to titillate your ears, mind and toes. Driven to create a distinctive and exciting act, Andy learnt to play foot-operated drums, giving his songs a beat to get people on their feet. Drawing on Muddy Waters, Monty Python, The White Stripes and more for inspiration, he developed a one man band that's recently toured Spain, the Netherlands and France. His guitar sounds either stoic like John Lee Hooker or grooves like Bo Diddley Wasser-Prawda (Germany)

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Carter Sampson

on Sat, 28 Jan 2017 at East Grinstead The Dorset Arms 7:30pm

Carter Sampson is an Okie-born singer/songwriter with a big voice. The Oklahoma City-based artist is blessed by a musical family legacy that includes talents like Roy Orbison. Her creativity has matured into a dedicated and passionate performer that makes her a favourite female vocalist. Carter's empowering music appeals to a wide range of folk, who are incredibly and admirably loyal to her and her work. She's the founder and director of Oklahoma City's Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls, which always partners with nonprofit organisations that empower girls and women through music education. The inspiring artist averages about 220 shows annually in areas like Oklahoma and Arkansas, as well as Colorado, New Mexico and Texas. She completed a successful tour of Europe in 2016, which included an appearance at the Maverick Festival. But as the self-penned 'Queen of Oklahoma,' Sampson's red boots are happy when they're on her home turf. Her third album, 'Good for the Meantime', was released in 2008. Then in 2011, she recorded a five-track acoustic EP, 'Thirty Three', at Treelady Studios in Pittsburgh/Turtle Creek, Penn. Her fourth full-length studio album, 'Wilder Side', was released in 2016, is a soulful and soft country masterpiece. Focusing on themes of heartbreak and the open road, Wilder Side is the kind of pure country record that has far more in common with classic releases from the likes of Patsy Cline and Emmylou Harris than it does with anything one will find on country radio. Fellow Oklahoma artists Ali Harter and John Moreland made appearances on the record lending their distinctive voices, perfectly complementing Sampson's beautifully sorrowful vocals. And that more than anything is what drives this record, Sampson's breathtaking voice. Like 'Good for the Meantime' it features the heady handy work of producer/multi-instrumentalist Travis Linville, who, like Sampson, has a unique sound all his own.

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Mark Olbrich Blues Eternity

on Sat, 28 Jan 2017 at London Polish Jazz Cafe POSK 7:30pm

Described as 'the grooviest blues bassist around' by Poland's rock god Zbiggi Holdys, Mark cut his hardcore blues teeth in London playing with many English and US heavies all the way from New York's Mondo Cane, Manny's Carwash, through Chicago's Kingston Mines, Blue Chicago, to the famous Green Iguana in Tampa. His own band Blues Eternity exudes Mark's bottomless energy and the fans agree! Their last 2008 CD BLUES ETERNITY Live featuring Sarasota Slim on vocals and Paddy Milner (later with Jack Bruce band) on keys sold three print runs. His subsequent single War of Sexes made it to Anthology of Polish Blues, which then became the Blues Record of the Year. The latest LIVE record produced in 2013 launched as 12 vinyl and CD (with bonus tracks) has been a hit in Poland and in the US, where the initial sales exceed those of Blues Eternity. It has WON Blues Record of the Year 2014 by BluesOnline pl. JIMI THOMAS At 5.30 AM one morning in 1957 Albert King (then known as Albert Nelson) picked up a great new talent in Osceola Arkansas and drove him all the way to St Luis depositing at Ike Turner's place. Jimmy Thomas had arrived! They hit the road as Ike Turner Review, strengthened by later by Tina Turner. Playing in all legendary venues: Apollo in Harlem, Howard Theatre in DC, the Regal in Chicago, the Whiskey on Sunset Strip, the Five Four Club, all the way from New York to LA Jimmy was, in own words 'doing battle' with Little Johnnie Taylor, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Freddie King and many more'. In 70's the legendary British producers TonyVisconti (David Bowie) and Denny Cordell (Joe Cocker, Procol Harum) brought Jimmy to England. There in various guises as was the common practice Jimmy recorded with John Lennon, the Rolling Stones, David Essex, Lou Reed, Gary More and many others. The legend Rick Wakeman got his first studio job playing on Jimmy's single The Running Kind. LAURIE GARMAN Britain's top harmonica player. From the start of his career in 1965 Laurie played with Freddie King (on his RSO records), Bob Marley and the Wailers (Island), Lightning Slim, Gerry Rafferty, The Yardbirds and many more. He also has two albums under his name produced by the legendary Mike Vernon.

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Merry Hell- Acoustic At The Turnpike Arts Centre, Leigh

on Sat, 28 Jan 2017 at Leigh The Turnpike Centre 7:30pm

Merry Hell Acoustic play a near hometown gig with their friends Vison Thing as special guests. Merry Hell will be playing songs from their new album Bloodlines as well as favourites from their previous 3 albums. Vision Thing have just released the album LIGHTS Doors open at 7.30 Vision Thing 8.00 - 8.40 Merry Hell 9.00 to 10.30

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Ray Cooper

on Sat, 28 Jan 2017 at Yarpole St Leonard's Church 7:30pm

Ray Cooper comes to Yarpole, Herefordshire as part of his only UK tour of 2017. As a singer/songwriter and talented multi-instrumentalist, his songs have a strong Scottish and Nordic influence. St Leonards Church in Yarpole is a unique venue with great atmosphere and we look forward to seeing you.

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Special Concensus (usa)

on Sat, 28 Jan 2017 at Catsfield Village Hall 7:00pm

Bluegrass Concert 8pm - 11pm

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Benjamin William Pike - Album Launch

on Sat, 28 Jan 2017 at Leeds Hyde Park Book Club 7:15pm

Album launch for the new album - 'A Burdensome Year'

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Peter Bruntnell

on Sat, 28 Jan 2017 at London Aces & Eights 7:00pm

Bonanza & Son on ResonanceFM Proudly Presents: Peter Bruntnell with full band + support TBA + Bonanza & Son DJs Saturday 28th January 2017 Following the critical success of Peter Bruntnell's recent album 'Nos Da Comrade' Peter has been invited to play as part of Independent Venue Week. Independent Venue Week is a 7 day celebration of small music venues around the UK and a nod to the people that own, run and work in them, week in, week out giving artists their first experience of playing live in front of an audience and for fans, somewhere to get up close to artists that one day, may well be playing stadiums and festival main stages. Small venues are the backbone of the live music scene in this country and Independent Venue Week wants to recognise all that they have done to create some of the most memorable nights of the past so they can continue to do the same in the future. BBCRadio 2's Bob Harris recently described Pete as the 'corner stone of UK Americana' not surprising when you consider Pete was the first truly Americana artists in the UK before the sub-genre even had a name Peter perfectly counterpoints American Roots influenced music and Alt-Country with classic, erudite songwriting, dreamy Psychedelia and a truly cosmic vibe. The NME said in no uncertain terms 'Peter Bruntnell's records should be taught in schools' whilst Rolling Stone Magazine described him as 'England's best kept musical secret'. Support to be announced. ResonanceFM's Bonanza & Son will DJ throughout the night. £12 Advance tickets available from the link below... Tickets on the door will be £15 (This event is expected to sell-out in advance)

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New Roots Presents: Whiskey Moonface / Robert Chaney

on Sat, 28 Jan 2017 at London 14 Bacon Street 7:30pm

Sat 28th Jan, 7.30 pm. Nio 14 Bacon St, E1 6LF To describe Whiskey Moonface as an alternative folk group doesn't even begin to do justice to the breadth of inspiration and style in their music. Based around double bass, accordian, and clarinet, they're led by the superb vocals and hallucinatory lyrics of singer Louisa Jones. Capable of being both ear-to-ear-grinningly entertaining and profoundly moving, they combine elements of Eastern European traditional & klezmer music, old-time New Orleans jazz and the baroque/ chamber folk styles of Sufjan Stevens and Beirut with their own unique take on contemporary folk music to make for a superbly realised, truly beautiful, and utterly original sound. There is simply no-one in the UK making music like Whiskey Moonface. WATCH WHISKEY MOONFACE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU1nPwCgdn8 WEBSITE: www.whiskeymoonface.co.uk/ A rising star on the London folk scene, American singer songwriter Robert Chaney counts Townes Van Zandt, Hank Williams and Judee Sill as influences. His recently released debut album 'Cracked Picture Frames' garnered high praise in the music press, with Folk Radio UK making it their featured album of the month. WATCH : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7nA55e6OzE New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK roots scene. It's committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves- for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible. We find that in folk, alt-folk,, indie folk, chamber folk, country blues, Americana, alt-country, old-time rhythm & blues, gypsy jazz, honky-tonk, klezmer, world music, contemporary classical music and all points in between. WEBSITE: www.newrootsevents.com NEW ROOTS RADIO: https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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Tim Edey Concert

on Sat, 28 Jan 2017 at Colyford Memorial Hall 7:00pm

The incredible Tim Edey returns to East Devon.... Why?... well here is what people were saying after previous years' concerts at Jurassic Folk: "Tim is the best thing we've seen and heard for -probably - the past 20 years! And Tim takes our breath away with his musicianship and joie-de-vivre! His personality on stage (as well as off) is gorgeous - infectious!" And... ".. a quite staggering display of virtuoso musicianship in the form of BBC2 Folk Awards 2012 double winner Tim Edey. A really humble, genuine and decent guy. His command of both melodeon and guitar was quite breathtaking." Having won both categories in which he was nominated at the 2012 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, "Best Musician" and "Best Duo" (with Brendan Power), Tim Edey is one of the finest multi-instrumental players of his generation in the worldwide Celtic music scene. A virtuoso on both acoustic guitar and button accordion, Tim's incredible musical ear and total technical command allows him to play the most demanding instrumentals and improvise freely in any style you throw at him. And now to top it all off, he has developed into a very fine singer and songwriter, as can be heard on his latest album. Although Tim is a native of Kent, his mother is Irish, and he was captivated by Celtic music from an early age. You can check him out at www.timedey.co.uk and on numerous YouTube clips, including some from Jurassic Folk concerts. Advance tickets £10. On the door, if any left, they will be £12. It all happens at Colyford Memorial Hall, Swan Hill Rd, Colyford, Colyton, EX24 6QJ (Easy Parking) with doors open at 7.00pm and 7.30pm start.

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The Cav Presens: Acoustic Showcase

on Sat, 28 Jan 2017 at London The Cavendish Arms 7:45pm

Come down to The Cav and enjoy some of the best singer-songwriters in the UK. Live music starts at 8 but the pub opens at 5! Helene Greenwood Helene Greenwood is a London based singer and composer. She was born in Dover, with a view of Dover Castle from her bedroom window. She started composing at the age of 10, and one of her earliest memories was playing along with thunderstorms. She has just released her second album Exquisitely Hopeless..an alluring, otherworldly confection Lisa Torem from Pennyblackmusic Leon Bratt Leon's laid-back music has twice seen him triumph in national music competitions, being crowned winner of the Acoustic Category at Live & Unsigned(2012) and Mecca Bingo's Star Search (2015), winning a fan in the X-Factor's Stacey Solomon. He also toured as guest artist for Live & Unsigned and Open Mic UK. He has performed across the UK as a solo artist, and appeared at festivals including Osfest, Looe Music Festival, Folk on the Water and the YNOT Festival. Glenn Hodge Banned Often compared to Billy Bragg, Glenn Hodge Banned is an alternative folk singer with punk intentions. With the acoustic prowess of Hodge as inward as the climate of the lives he explores, he engages thoughts and emotions with ease. RingMaster Review: Hodge is one of Britain's finest songwriters and sparkers of the imagination, his new single (Perfect Gentleman) evidence alone to support such a claim. Billy Bragg: Really good stuff. BeX Isle Of Wight songstress BeX is an accomplished professional performer & singer songwriter who has developed into a true professional and an astonishing performer with her powerful vocal talent, versatility, stage presence and her great passion and talent for song-writing. With BeX expressive creative lyrics and catchy hooks and melodies she appeal's to a wide range of audiences. David & The Circumstances Singer-songwriter David & The Circumstances writes songs about existential questions, light, darkness and the twilight in between. His debut album "This Part of Me" was released on January 29th 2015 by the Rotterdam (NL) based label Elevate Records, receiving laudatory reviews in the Netherlands, Belgium and Italy. Containing acoustic guitar fingerpicking, minimalistic piano parts, ethereal backing vocals, and subtle ebow-sounds, the album has a quiet and introspective character. Performing live, David combines these songs with the more uptempo tracks that he previously performed with his band, creating a varied and dynamic live set.

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Lucky / Independent Venue Week

on Sat, 28 Jan 2017 at Northampton The Lab. 7:30pm

As part of Independent Venue Week we are privileged to announce the Saturday night line up will be headlined by the totally breathtaking Northampton band, Lucky, supported by the equally unique and original Mrs Pilgrimm on vocal and cello arrangements.

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Martyn Joseph

on Sun, 29 Jan 2017 at Southampton Brook 7:30pm

Martyn Joseph is as performer like no other. He's a jaw dropping guitar player who has developed a unique percussive style, teamed up with a powerful show stopping voice, and has been called The Welsh Springsteen, but there are also shades of John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews there may be but he stands in his own right, built on a reputation for giving what thousands have described as the best live music experience of their lives. Juxtaposition is a key theme in Martyn's work. The simplicity and the complexity of the human condition and all that it encompasses is underpinned with a heady promise of hope. There is a versatility to Martyn's music that is hard to categorise. Many have tried, resulting in labels such as Folk, Rock, Soul, Folk Funk and Americana; all of which somehow miss the mark. But sometimes music doesn't need a defining genre and with the ability to articulate a sense of the bigger picture, Martyn's music and social commentary manage to empower and speak for many. His songs are pictures, and stories, and feelings all put to music and delivered by a master craftsman. 2014 saw him take the spirit of his music onto a more practical footing with the launch of his "Let Yourself Trust", a not-for-profit organisation which aims to make a small difference out of great love and commitment by challenging injustice wherever it's found, educating via advocacy, campaigning for human rights, and raising issues that have been forgotten or ignored via fundraising initiatives, thus bringing about greater awareness for beautiful people in powerless situations. Autumn 2015 marked the release of Martyn's brand new studio album, Sanctuary and he'll be showcasing these new songs, along with other familiar and much loved material. Martyn Joseph. A unique talent driven by passion and love for his trade, continues to write, sing and play from the heart. Stunning, heartfelt music Bob Harris BBC Radio 2, "Intelligent and enlightened songs are both energising and provocativefrom subtle tenderness to growly indignation. A Welsh national treasure MOJO A superb album, open yet textured; complex yet immediately listenable: insightful and often hard hitting" R2 - 5 stars heartfelt and ultimately optimistic songs Songlines One of the most charismatic and electrifying performers in Britain todaytough and passionate Tom Robinson BBC 6 music One of acoustic music's most original voices, and most forward looking of his generation of singer/songwriters Q Magazine A profound experience The Boston Globe Songs of social commentary as much as love, with a rootsy sensibility Time Out Written with craft, performed with passion Financial Times

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Amy Wadge And Luke Jackson

on Sun, 29 Jan 2017 at Exeter St James Church Hall 7:30pm

A pairing of two generations of captivating singer songwriters, Amy Wadge and Luke Jackson, touring together again across the UK AMY WADGE Grammy winner Amy Wadge is widely regarded as one of the country's most successful female singer/songwriters. Over the course of five solo albums, two collaborations, numerous compositions for other artists and hundreds of live performances all over the globe, she has established an outstanding body of work. Her voice is simply amazing with a breathtaking range and emotional impact while her songwriting continues to surpass most of her contemporaries. She has recently written songs with numerous upcoming songwriters, including Ed Sheeran, who released an EP, Songs I Wrote With Amy. Ed's globally best-selling single, Thinking Out Loud was co-written with Amy and has brought her songwriting even greater critical acclaim from a wider audience, along with winning Amy a Grammy and receiving a BRIT nominations. www.amywadge.com "An irresistible, riveting performer" Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 Amy is a ray of light one moment, shot through with sorrow the next. Her voice is amazing and it's suddenly clear why she's getting so much recognition - Big Issue The new Joni Mitchell, with her distinctive voice and well-crafted songs London Evening Standard LUKE JACKSON Luke Jackson is a rising young Roots singer/songwriter from Canterbury, Kent , and 2013 saw him nominated for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award and in 2014 he was named Fatea's Male Artist of the Year With a bold, show stopping voice and honed guitar skills, Luke is a confident and captivating performer demonstrating an astonishing maturity. He has been making waves on the live acoustic scene supporting such luminaries as Show of Hands, Karine Polwart, Oysterband and Martyn Joseph and he has delivered startling performances on the UK festival scene, from Cambridge to Sidmouth and The Great British Folk Festival. In the last year Luke as been playing Festivals across Europe, along with playing solo show in The Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and Germany. Luke will be releasing his brand new studio album, Tall Tales and Rumours in Autumn 2016 and according to Acoustic Magazine, he is an outstanding heir to the likes of Richard Thompson and Martin Simpson. With a wealth of finely-observed narrative songs, his mini-album, This Family Tree emphasises the exceptional maturity and versatility of one of the most exciting young singer songwriters and live performers on the scene! www.lukepauljackson.com A great singer, a great songwriter and a really commanding presence..I watch everything this young chap does with a considerable amount of interest and an equal measure of amazement. Mike Harding Luke has a voice you could get lost in. He has a musical maturity and a songwriting ability that belies his years. His roots may be firmly within folk music but his exuberant stage performance suggests emerging rock star! London Life Luke has already acquired both an unmistakable voice and a strikingly individual vision, so has a tremendous head start on the competition fRoots Reminds me of Jeff Buckley, which can only be a good thing Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Two words, bloody brilliant Maverick 5 star review

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Oysland

on Sun, 29 Jan 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 'Full of atmosphere! Oysland's music takes you straight to the main stage, where you can become part of the celebration of music and life.' (Central and Eastern European London Review) Oysland are a London-based Klezmer band whose exuberant sound is rooted in the Yiddish musical tradition. Their members have studied with the founders of the Klezmer revival at the Yiddish Summer Weimar Academy. Much of their music evokes the spirit of the Jewish celebrations of bygone times whilst merging with urban sounds from around the Balkans, Istanbul and New York.

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Mandolin Orange

on Sun, 29 Jan 2017 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Lean in to Mandolin Orange's new album, 'Blindfaller,' and it's bound to happen. You'll suddenly pick up on the power and devastation lurking in its quietude, the doom hiding beneath its unvarnished beauty. You'll hear the way it magnifies the intimacy at the heart of the North Carolina duo's (Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz) music, as if they created their own musical language as they recorded it. Released on Sept. 30 on Yep Roc Records, 'Blindfaller' builds on the acclaim of Mandolin Orange's breakthrough debut on the label, 2013's 'This Side of Jordan,' and its follow-up, last year's 'Such Jubilee.' Since then they've steadily picked up speed and fans they've earned from long stretches on the road, including appearances at Newport Folk Festival, Austin City Limits Fest, and Telluride Bluegrass. They've always been keen on the notion that drawn-out recording sessions don't necessarily yield better results. A good song, and just one good take, will always shine through any studio sorcery. The passage of time, and the regret that often accompanies it, courses through these songs. A 'faller' is someone who fells trees, and in this case that person is blind to his/her own actions and those of the world. The spectral cover photo, by Scott McCormick, is open to interpretation, too: Either those trees are engulfed in flames or sunlight is pouring through them. It's up to you. 'We wanted different vibes and different intuitions on these tracks,' Marlin says, 'and I feel like we really captured that.' 'Mandolin Orange has been quietly gathering local and faraway fans since its debut album was released back in 2010. The North Carolina duo's music -- laced with bluegrass, country and folk -- is often wistful and contemplative without being somber, and always firmly grounded in the South.' - WNYC Soundcheck 'The genius of Mandolin Orange is in the subtle but intelligent way they compose their tunes, and the tenderness and care with which it is all delivered.' - Saving Country Music

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Mandolin Orange

on Sun, 29 Jan 2017 at Shipley The Caroline Club 7:30pm

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The Special Consensus Bluegrass Band

on Sun, 29 Jan 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Formed in the Chicago area in 1975, The Special Consensus is a four-person acoustic bluegrass band with a repertoire that features traditional bluegrass standards, original compositions by band members and professional songwriters, and songs from other musical genres performed in the bluegrass format. The band has released 18 recordings and has appeared on numerous National Public Radio programs and cable television shows, including The Nashville Network and the Grand Ole Opry at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. International tours have brought the band to Australia, Canada, Europe, South America, Ireland and the United Kingdom. The Special C has appeared in concert with many symphony orchestras nationwide and has brought an informative in-school presentation to schools nationally and internationally since 1984. Band leader/banjo player Greg Cahill is the former President/Board Chair of the Nashville-based International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA), the former Board Chair of the Nashville-based Foundation for Bluegrass Music and a recipient of the prestigious IBMA Distinguished Achievement Award (in 2011). Other band members include guitar player Rick Faris, bass player Dan Eubanks and mandolin player Nick Dumas. The 2012 band release Scratch Gravel Road (Compass Records) was GRAMMY nominated for Best Bluegrass Album and two songs from the 2014 band release Country Boy: A Bluegrass Tribute To John Denver (Compass Records) won IBMA awards for Recorded Event of the Year and Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year.

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Singers' Night

on Sun, 29 Jan 2017 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

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

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The Golden Manor Medicine Show's Sunday Service

on Sun, 29 Jan 2017 at London The Viaduct 2:30pm

THE GOLDEN MANOR MEDICINE SHOW and SPECIAL GUESTS... are back for another SUNDAY SERVICE, following our last SOLD OUT show. A Sunday afternoon of Country, Americana and Rock 'n' Roll. ALL AGES welcome to join us for lots of LIVE MUSIC, BOOZE & FUN. Where: Upstairs at The Viaduct, Hanwell. When: SUNDAY 29th JANUARY From: 2.30pm - 7pm. Tickets: £5 in advance. £10 on the door. UNDER 16's FREE. MEAL DEAL - Buy a £20 Sunday Roast Meal Deal and get FREE ENTRY to the Sunday Service. LIMITED OFFER! Contact The Viaduct: 0208 567 5866 and quote "Medicine Show"

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Marnhull Acoustic Sessions Presents Amanda Rheaume

on Sun, 29 Jan 2017 at Marnhull Village Hall 7:00pm

Amanda returns to Marnhull Village Hall for another amazing gig. Support will be provided by up and coming singer song writer Jonny Phillips.

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Steve Tilston At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 29 Jan 2017 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

One of the best songwriters in the country, and an understated master of the guitar. The writer of the classic songs The Slipjigs and Reels, Here's to Tom Paine, The Naked Highwayman and the award-winning The Reckoning and a fantastic warm performer. Oh, and the story of Steve's "lost" letter from John Lennon inspired the Hollywood movie Danny Collins starring Al Pacino in the title role. Which is kind of cool. A limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You will still be able to pay on the night but please remember to get here early if doing so as show may sell out.. However we appreciate that some people wish to be assured of admission, if so you may book in advance here. NOTE: Although there is plenty of seating at the venue tickets do not guarantee a seat and latecomers may have to stand if venue full.

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Harmonica Masterclass With Liam Ward & Will Pound

on Sun, 29 Jan 2017 at Birmingham Mac 9:30am

Full day workshop with LearnToPlayHarmonica.com founder and blues specialist Liam Ward and folk harmonica virtuoso Will Pound. Learn new techniques, hone your skills and push your playing boundaries. 9.30am-4.30pm 9.30-10 Registration, Tea and Coffee 10-12 Workshop 12-1 Lunch with Q&A 1-3 Workshop 3-3.30 Tea and Coffee 3.30-4.30 Concert with Q&A Liam Ward is a winner of the National Harmonica League Player of the Year, and fronts his own band as well as playing with the Rumblestrutters and The Jake Leg Jug Band among others. He has toured and recorded in Europe and North America. Liam is founder of the world's fastest-growing online harmonica school, www.LearnTheHarmonica.com. "Great harp playing - I learned something!" Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2 "His playing is a joy" - Blues Matters Magazine 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). He brings his innovative techniques and skills to his teaching on Skype. "A flat out genius harmonica player" Mark Radcliffe (BBC Radio 2) "One of the most versatile harmonica players of his generation" The Musician

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Harmonica Masterclass With Liam Ward & Will Pound

on Sun, 29 Jan 2017 at Birmingham Mac 9:30am

Full day workshop with LearnToPlayHarmonica.com founder and blues specialist Liam Ward and folk harmonica virtuoso Will Pound. Learn new techniques, hone your skills and push your playing boundaries. 9.30am-4.30pm 9.30-10 Registration, Tea and Coffee 10-12 Workshop 12-1 Lunch with Q&A 1-3 Workshop 3-3.30 Tea and Coffee 3.30-4.30 Concert with Q&A Liam Ward is a winner of the National Harmonica League Player of the Year, and fronts his own band as well as playing with the Rumblestrutters and The Jake Leg Jug Band among others. He has toured and recorded in Europe and North America. Liam is founder of the world's fastest-growing online harmonica school, www.LearnTheHarmonica.com. "Great harp playing - I learned something!" Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2 "His playing is a joy" - Blues Matters Magazine 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). He brings his innovative techniques and skills to his teaching on Skype. "A flat out genius harmonica player" Mark Radcliffe (BBC Radio 2) "One of the most versatile harmonica players of his generation" The Musician

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Jim Kweskin

on Sun, 29 Jan 2017 at Brighton The Greys 8:30pm

terrace cred. presents: Now, tonight's date is certainly out of the ordinary (not that terrace cred. does 'ordinary'). It's a one off performance, at the request of one of the most influential figures in American folk roots. Without Jim Kweskin, there'd've been no Lovin' Spoonful. A bunch of San Francisco musicians began playing jug band music and morphed into The Grateful Dead. That's a measure of the influence of founder Jim Kweskin and The Jug Band in the earliest '60's. Based in Cambridge Massachusetts, on the Vanguard record label, this chap and his musicians, including Geoff Muldaur (who returned to The Greys 18 months ago, after too long a gap) and Maria Muldaur, pitched in as just about the first roots 'Americana' outfit. Spirited, not an exercise in nostalgia, their keen love of long-forgotten recordings and technical skill revitalised blues, ragtime and hillbilly country with fresh playing, youthful exuberance and a jazz swing. They not so much captured the essence of the 60's but helped forge it. Breaking up the band after 5 years, signing to Reprise and on the verge of yet greater success, Kweskin's history continued to be intriguing, including The Forthill Community and house building. Having returned to performing and recording, his mix of finger picking, ragtime guitar styles, with traces of Mississippi John Hurt and Blind Boy Fuller and that jazz sensibility melding with his expressive voice, Jim Kweskin now shows no signs of stopping. In 2015 he reunited members of The Jug Band for successful dates and performs with various combinations of these and other players, including the Muldaurs and Happy Traum. Jim Kweskin will be over here, mixing his new album on Hornbeam Recordings - the label that has issued the recent albums by the iconic Tom Paley. And it's through that connection, with the help of local Ben Paley, that I'm so pleased that we've been able to attract Jim to play in the intimate surroundings of this tiny pub venue, continuing The Greys' great reputation for the toppest notch live music.

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Joana Serrat

on Sun, 29 Jan 2017 at Newcastle Cluny 7:00pm

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Fleetwood Cave / Independent Venue Week

on Sun, 29 Jan 2017 at Northampton The Lab. 7:00pm

As part of Independent Venue Week we are excited to be hosting this fabulous folk line-up for a Sunday night. Two familiar faces on the folk circuit as members of TRADarr, Marion and Gregg have launched their new duo, Fleetwood Cave. Jessica Afia with a unique voice of silk and emotion bringing you traditional and original folk arrangements.

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Crh Music Presents Darlingside

on Mon, 30 Jan 2017 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

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The Brew

on Mon, 30 Jan 2017 at London 100 Club 7:15pm

Sold Entertainments present THE BREW

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Mandolin Orange

on Mon, 30 Jan 2017 at Leicester The Musician 7:30pm

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Margo Buchanan

on Mon, 30 Jan 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Margo Buchanan was born in Lanark, Scotland and when she was twelve moved to Derby then Coventry. She has lived in London since 1982. She left school and joined her first band at 15. She then moved to Coventry, where she was offered a job with the Specials if she dyed her hair blonde. She declined, and regretted it for years. She signed a record deal as a solo artist with MCA records but found the experience unsatisfying. Thinking all she needed was a label change, she signed to London records but it was the same scenario there, so she decided she needed to write her own songs. To support the endeavour, Margo put herself up for session work, which she absolutely loved and which soon became a substantial part of her career. It has lasted over 25 years - a lot longer than she intended! She has recorded and performed with many artists, including Joni Mitchell, Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd, Jools Holland, Billy Idol, Mark Knopfler, , Seal, Tina Turner, Daryl Hall, Steve Marriot, Phil Collins, Joe Cocker etc. On one memorable occasion she even sang with Spinal Tap! Recent artists she has supported are David Gilmour, Joe Walsh, Paul Rodgers, Jo Cocker, Van Morrison, Robert Plant, Paul Weller, Corrine Bailey Rae, James Blunt and KT Tunstall, Suggs, Ward Thomas. She performed at both HM Queen Elizabeth's Golden Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace and the Princess Diana Memorial Concert at Wembley Stadium. and recently performed solo with an 85 piece orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall. Her first album is entitled "I Should Have Done This Years Ago". Self-penned and recorded with wonderful musicians the album has received excellent reviews.

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Margo Buchanan

on Mon, 30 Jan 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Margo Buchanan was born in Lanark, Scotland and when she was twelve moved to Derby then Coventry. She has lived in London since 1982. She left school and joined her first band at 15. She then moved to Coventry, where she was offered a job with the Specials if she dyed her hair blonde. She declined, and regretted it for years. She signed a record deal as a solo artist with MCA records but found the experience unsatisfying. Thinking all she needed was a label change, she signed to London records but it was the same scenario there, so she decided she needed to write her own songs. To support the endeavour, Margo put herself up for session work, which she absolutely loved and which soon became a substantial part of her career. It has lasted over 25 years - a lot longer than she intended! She has recorded and performed with many artists, including Joni Mitchell, Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd, Jools Holland, Billy Idol, Mark Knopfler, , Seal, Tina Turner, Daryl Hall, Steve Marriot, Phil Collins, Joe Cocker etc. On one memorable occasion she even sang with Spinal Tap! Recent artists she has supported are David Gilmour, Joe Walsh, Paul Rodgers, Jo Cocker, Van Morrison, Robert Plant, Paul Weller, Corrine Bailey Rae, James Blunt and KT Tunstall, Suggs, Ward Thomas. She performed at both HM Queen Elizabeth's Golden Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace and the Princess Diana Memorial Concert at Wembley Stadium. and recently performed solo with an 85 piece orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall. Her first album is entitled "I Should Have Done This Years Ago". Self-penned and recorded with wonderful musicians the album has received excellent reviews.

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Carter Sampson

on Mon, 30 Jan 2017 at High Wycombe Secret venue 7:00pm

CARTER SAMPSON ! MORE DETAILS TO COME.

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An Audience With Martin Carthy And Martin Simpson

on Mon, 30 Jan 2017 at London Barbican Centre 7:00pm

As part of the Topic Records & The Art of Folk Music exhibition at Barbican Music Library we present a very special evening : An Audience With Martin Carthy and Martin Simpson In discussion with Colin Irwin and David Suff + some unique unplugged acoustic performances from the two Martins. Barbican Music Library, 7pm - 9pm Refreshments available. Topic Records & The Art of Folk Music exhibition at Barbican Music Library from 9 November 2016 - 8 February 2017. Formed in 1939, Topic Records is the oldest independent record label in the world. This exhibition celebrates the label's history with artefacts gathered from its extensive archives. www.topicrecords.co.uk

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Wild Ponies

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

terrace cred. presents: They're back! Doug and Telisha Williams make an immediate impact and a leave a lasting sense of 'crikey!' There's plenty of good duos out on the circuit - plenty of acts you'd enjoy and put to one side. But there's nothing quite like Wild Ponies. My favourite East Nashville twosome. They really are that good. Doug can play delicate or crank up a guitar to order. Telisha prises her voice into a zone of its own - her stand up bass playing outrageously hot... instantly recogniseable as band with ascerbic wit, infectious humour, passion and bite, crazy harmonies, twangtastic riffs and endless energy. Hannah Rose Platt - ours and their favourite Scouse support.

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Lilac Sheer

on Mon, 30 Jan 2017 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Lilac Sheer

on Mon, 30 Jan 2017 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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100 Club Tuesday Blues Presents Aynsley Lister

on Tue, 31 Jan 2017 at London 100 Club 7:15pm

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Crh Music Presents Darlingside

on Tue, 31 Jan 2017 at Birmingham The Glee Club 7:00pm

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Crh Music Presents James Mcmurtry And Band

on Tue, 31 Jan 2017 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

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Carter Sampson

on Tue, 31 Jan 2017 at Brighton Prince Albert 8:00pm

Arkster Promotions Presents From Oklahoma, USA Carter Sampson + Support The 'Queen Of Oklahoma' Carter Sampson returns to Brighton for an intimate solo show at The Prince Albert in Brighton on January 31st. Carter Sampson is an Okie-born singer/songwriter with a big voice. The Oklahoma City-based artist is blessed by a musical family legacy that includes talents like Roy Orbison. Her journey as a naturally independent, free-spirited musician has seemed almost predestined at times. At age 15 she began experimenting with sound as a way to pass the time; now her creativity has matured into the dedicated and passionate performance that makes her a favorite female vocalist. I'm pretty much the same me working on the same goals maybe a little more grown up. I think I am more confident than I was when I first started playing. I've always been brave, but I'm more sure of myself now, Sampson exuded. As a relatable artist, her empowering music appeals to a wide range of folks, who are incredibly and admirably loyal to her and her work. She's the founder and director of Oklahoma City's Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls, which always partners with nonprofit organizations that empower girls and women through music education. The inspiring artist also averages about 220 shows annually in areas like Oklahoma and Arkansas, as well as Colorado, New Mexico and Texas. But as the self-penned 'Queen of Oklahoma,' Sampson's red boots are happiest when they're on her home turf. I am proud to be from Oklahoma and really proud of the music that is coming out of the state right now. I wish we were more progressive in a lot of areas, but it feels like slowly change is happening. Though she travels for the love of making music, she's no stranger to awards. She was named a Top 12 Finalist in the 2012 Mountain Stage NewSong Contest and performed at Lincoln Center in New York. This year, she won first place in the general category of the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at Merlefest in Wilkesboro, N.C. with her song Wild Bird, which was additionally released by Pinecastle Records. She also won fourth place in the Colorado-based Telluride Troubadour Contest at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and was a Top 10 Finalist in the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival's Songwriters Showcase in Lyons, Colo. Her third album, Good for the Meantime, was released in 2008. Then in 2011, she launched a Kickstarter project for Mockingbird Sing, in which she gave supporters rewards to help secure adequate funds within 30 days. After that huge success, she recorded a five-track acoustic EP, Thirty Three, at Treelady Studios in Pittsburgh/Turtle Creek, Penn. I feel like I am right where I am supposed to be doing exactly what I am supposed to be doing, Sampson said, reflecting on the long road that led to right now. Her fourth full-length studio album, Wilder Side, was released on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. Like Good for the Meantime it features the heady handywork of producer/multi-instrumentalist Travis Linville, who, like Sampson, has a unique sound all his own. I loved working with Linville on Good for the Meantime; he was so laid back, encouraging and fun to be around. I'd been thinking about asking him to engineer my new project, and when I heard his last EP (Sun and Moon) I knew I wanted him to help me with it (Wilder Side). I love the dreamy feel that EP has and there's a lot of that on Wilder Side, Sampson said.

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The Pitmen Poets

on Wed, 1 Feb 2017 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:00pm

The Pitmen Poets features four of North East England's leading champions of its musical heritage: Ex-Lindisfarne singer and songwriter Billy Mitchell, renowned singer and instrumentalist Bob Fox, leading exponent of Tyneside song Benny Graham, and much-covered Durham songwriter Jez Lowe individually and collectively celebrating the triumphs, tragedy, humour and hard times of North-East England's coal mining tradition in an evening of music, song and spoken word, illustrated by atmospheric archive photography. Show starts 8pm

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Mandolin Orange Plus Guest Joey Landreth

on Wed, 1 Feb 2017 at York The Crescent Community Venue 7:30pm

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Eleanor Vs.

on Wed, 1 Feb 2017 at Bath St James Wine Vaults 8:00pm

Doors: 8:00 PM (8:30 PM start) Tickets: £5 adv / £6 otd ELEANOR VS. is a singer-songwriter from Bristol. A lover of all types of music, her own style is a mixture of jazz, folk and soul. In 2014 she released her debut album "Passivity" (then under the name Vanessa Hartley-McDonald) and in 2016 Rife Magazine named her as one of Bristol's "Top Five Women In Music". Eleanor is currently working on new material, which she plans to release in the future. She will perform some new songs and Bristol-based violinist Annalise Lam (who appears on the album) will accompany. "The best music isn't always the loudest and Eleanor VS makes the case for quietly wowing you. Her sultry and astoundingly smooth voice weaves words in the way that only folk musicians can." - Grace Shutti, Rife Magazine "She has a real humbleness and sincerity that shine out through her music. Above all it's her voice and amazing control of it that stick in my head. This is definitely one to see live." - Emily Gibbard, Emily on the Hill SASKIA MAXWELL is a young Cornish singer who is well-known on the South West music scene; an enigmatic and captivating singer songwriter, who's eclectic style mixes jazz and folk. Saskia has gigged prolifically from the age of 14, and has already performed close to 500 shows in the UK alone, supporting the likes of Rae Morris, JP Cooper, Nick Harper, Rachel Sermanni and Mark Morriss of the Bluetones. Radio stations have also been quick to recognise her both as a live and recording artist. Her most recent release "Dancing with the Night" is an EP comprised of songs she put together in Bristol. Unrequited love, obsession, various encounters and experiences are expressed over jazz style waltzes and beautifully constructed arrangements. "Absolutely outstanding. One to watch." - BBC Introducing

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Steve Knightley Live

on Wed, 1 Feb 2017 at Bradfield Village Hall 7:00pm

Steve Knightley is the songwriting force behind Show of Hands, widely acclaimed as the finest acoustic roots duo in England and with three Royal Albert Hall sell-outs to their name. On Wednesday February 1st Steve is performing at Bradfield Village Hall again following his successful visit in June 2014. BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE.

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Ray Cooper

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

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Megan & The Common Threads

on Wed, 1 Feb 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Folklore presents..... Megan & The Common Threads + Support MEGAN & THE COMMON THREADS weave a unique tapestry of country, blues, folk, funk & rock'n'roll. Growing from the solo project of front-woman Megan O'Neill, who creates an infectious onstage energy with harmonising co-writers Dan Clark and Tom Smith (electric & acoustic guitars), their catchy but insightful songwriting underpins danceable grooves from Kesh Kanabar (bass) and Alessandro Tibaldi (drums), with Mairéad Furlong's Irish fiddle flourishing at the heart of their distinctive Celt-icana sound. Hit US TV show Nashville (ABC/Lionsgate) featured Megan's track Don't You from her debut EP; Coming Home which was named UK EP of the Year by public vote at the W21 Music Awards. Live shows include a special Oscars Week appearance in Los Angeles at the 2015 Oscar Wilde Awards on personal invitation of director JJ Abrams, plus performances for RTE2 Two Tube, Bob Harris (BBC Radio 2), BBC Ulster, BBC London, Irish Independent, Windmill Lane Sessions and Amazing Radio, with a live breakfast show session on Irish national station Today FM with Ian Dempsey. Megan's collaboration with Top 10 UK Chart act The Shires is out now on Decca Records (Universal Music). A steely determination lies below Megan's trademark headscarf and sunny disposition. Gently setting aside the polished pop sheen of her solo recordings in favour of a more organic Americana sound, Megan has made some recent changes to her music team and the diminutive figure at the band's centre stands quietly in control of her musical direction.

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Ange Hardy & Lukas Drinkwater

on Wed, 1 Feb 2017 at Stoke-on-Trent St Lawrence's Church Biddulph 7:30pm

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Folk In The Owl's Nest Presents Harri Davies

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

Skillfully melding expressive, soulful melodies with delicate, almost fragile folk, we're delighted to welcome FITON favourite Harri Davies back to the Owl's Nest. Having been a member of both cardiff Afrobeat kings Afrocluster and Jazz, Blues & Funk providers Moondog, there's soulful lilts not too far away in much of his work, but being the busy songwriter he is, he's made his own way with a series of rhythmic Folk-Acoustic originals that we're excited to see once more. Support comes from To Bear Sir, with more TBA.

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Daj Dook

on Thu, 2 Feb 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Far from a carbon copy of the music of Django Reinhardt, Daj Dook take their love of the gypsy jazz tradition and form a style that brings the music forward into the modern swing scene. This is gypsy jazz pushed to its limits by 4 of the top musicians in the UK. Between them they have performed with most of the leading figures in the style all over the world at festivals such as Django Reinhardt Festival De Samois (France), Turin Jazz Festival (Italy), March Mancouche festival (UK), IGGf (UK), Cloughtober festival (Ireland). Kourosh Kanani-guitar Jeremie Coullon-Guitar Matt Holborn-violin Eleazar Spreafico-double bass

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Crh Music Presents Sarah Jarosz

on Thu, 2 Feb 2017 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

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Steve Knightley - The Landlocked Tour 2017

on Thu, 2 Feb 2017 at Firbeck Village Hall 7:00pm

Steve Knightley is an English singer, songwriter and acoustic musician. Since 1992 he has been one half of the UK's most successful Folk/Roots duos 'Show of Hands'. The acclaimed Show of Hands frontman has been rated as 'one of England's greatest singer-songwriters', with an extensive back catalogue of inspired compositions. For this solo 'Landlocked' tour, Steve will be combining material from his live albums 'Off the Beaten Track' and 'All at Sea'. The first part of the evening will draw on his treasure trove of original and traditional songs about the English countryside while the second half will showcase the best of his rich nautical repertoire. A welcome return to Firbeck and a show not to be missed! Doors open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start. Tea & Coffee available, bring your own alcoholic drinks or The Black Lion pub is opposite.

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Wille & The Bandits

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

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. The use of more bizarre instrumentation and eclectic influences in the song writing often pushes them more into a world music or progressive category. Having toured with artists such as Deep Purple through to the John Butler trio and played major festivals across Europe, the band seem to leave an equally astounding impression on audiences of all ages and musical backgrounds with their energetic and soulful performances. They have received great critical acclaim, being voted in the top ten must see bands at Glastonbury 2014 by BBC Radio 1 and reaching number 2 in the UK blues chart with their first single on downloads alone. Now touring their third independently released studio album Wille and the Bandits fan base, repertoire of sounds, styles and innovation seems to be growing at an exponential rate. The band are praised in the press for their albums; bursting at the seams with textures, originality and soul. Rock legends such as Ian Paice, Joe Bonamassa and Francis Rossi have also praised the band's musicianship and their unique edge to Rock and Blues. It's rare to find a band as dynamic as Wille and the Bandits, one that is just as comfortable and as impressive at both ends of the sonic spectrum. In the modern age of disposable music it is refreshing to hear a band that still value the art of creating albums and who continue to bring new instruments and ideas into their songwriting rather than settling for a tried and tested formula. Ten seconds of Youtube will not scratch the surface of the band's sound and message; this is a band that is very much about discovery and one best experienced LIVE!. Love the soul in their music Bob Harris Wille & the Bandits are taking roots music to a new level Rootstime Magazine Wille is a superb slide player, I love what these guys are doing Joe Bonamassa These boys can really groove Francis Rossi, Status Quo These boys can groove and sing like whiskey angels and it doesn't take long to realise why they belong on the festival circuit. - Glastonbury Festival This incredibly talented band excels in playing not just one or two musical styles but in fact focus on several genres to an extremely high quality. Maverick Magazine www.willeandthebandits.com

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The House Devils

on Thu, 2 Feb 2017 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8:00pm

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Mike Compton & Joe Newberry

on Thu, 2 Feb 2017 at Towersey The Three Horseshoes 5:30pm

Mike Compton and Joe Newberry, masters of old-time mandolin and banjo/guitar, dig deep into early country music and blues. Their duet-singing, two-man string band ranges between traditional songs, instrumentals, 'mother' ballads and original tunes. It's not about the number of notes with Compton and Newberry, but telling the truth and respecting the song.

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Mambo Jambo @ Cafe #9

on Thu, 2 Feb 2017 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

MAMBO JAMBO play a wide-ranging mix of acoustic roots, world styles & original music between them they play over ten instruments! They can happily transport listeners on a musical tour around many of the world's musical hotspots. Their sound is uniquely diverse as well as hugely enjoyable.

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Peter Bruntnell Band

on Fri, 3 Feb 2017 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

NME claimed that 'Peter Bruntnell's records should be taught in schools' and if you ask the likes of Rumer, Peter Buck, Scott Mccaughey, Willy Vlautin, Jay Farrar, John Murry or Kathleen Edwards they'll all agree that Peter Bruntnell is a writer with rare and mysterious qualities. It's interesting that American musicians are so seduced by such a uniquely British artist, and Peter has toured extensively with Son Volt, Kathleen Edwards and Richmond Fontaine. It all started back in 1995 when Peter signed to Almo Sounds, where his label-mates included Gillian Welch and Garbage. He made two albums for the label: Cannibal and Camelot in Smithereens. Grammy-winning Peter Smith (Sting/Squeeze) who produced the debut Cannibal still cites it as 'one of the top 3 records I've worked on'. In 1999 Peter signed to Warner Brothers imprint, Slowriver/ Rykodisc and released 'Normal For Bridgwater'. This was to be his biggest commercial success and a record that won him wider acclaim in North America. But rather than reproduce the Americana feel of Normal For Bridgwater, Peter's restless musical spirit has seen him strike out in new direction with almost every subsequent album, continuing to win him admirers. By 2005, The Independent were calling him 'one of the finest songwriters in Britain' and Richmond Fontaine's front man Willy Vlautin called him his favourite singer. With his new album, 'Nos Da Comrade', which features lead single 'Mr Sunshine', a rollicking deconstruction of a certain US presidential candidate and a golf course that destroyed a Scottish fishing community, getting rave reviews from across the music press, now is the time to catch one of our greatest singer songwriters. 'One of the finest songwriters in Britain' - The Independent 'His songs should be taught in schools' - NME 'One of England's best kept musical secrets' - Rolling Stone '..as a writer he has few real peers' The Guardian

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Amy Wadge And Luke Jackson

on Fri, 3 Feb 2017 at Faringdon Corn Exchange 7:30am

A pairing of two generations of captivating singer songwriters, Amy Wadge and Luke Jackson, touring together again across the UK AMY WADGE Grammy winner Amy Wadge is widely regarded as one of the country's most successful female singer/songwriters. Over the course of five solo albums, two collaborations, numerous compositions for other artists and hundreds of live performances all over the globe, she has established an outstanding body of work. Her voice is simply amazing with a breathtaking range and emotional impact while her songwriting continues to surpass most of her contemporaries. She has recently written songs with numerous upcoming songwriters, including Ed Sheeran, who released an EP, Songs I Wrote With Amy. Ed's globally best-selling single, Thinking Out Loud was co-written with Amy and has brought her songwriting even greater critical acclaim from a wider audience, along with winning Amy a Grammy and receiving a BRIT nominations. www.amywadge.com "An irresistible, riveting performer" Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 Amy is a ray of light one moment, shot through with sorrow the next. Her voice is amazing and it's suddenly clear why she's getting so much recognition - Big Issue The new Joni Mitchell, with her distinctive voice and well-crafted songs London Evening Standard LUKE JACKSON Luke Jackson is a rising young Roots singer/songwriter from Canterbury, Kent , and 2013 saw him nominated for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award and in 2014 he was named Fatea's Male Artist of the Year With a bold, show stopping voice and honed guitar skills, Luke is a confident and captivating performer demonstrating an astonishing maturity. He has been making waves on the live acoustic scene supporting such luminaries as Show of Hands, Karine Polwart, Oysterband and Martyn Joseph and he has delivered startling performances on the UK festival scene, from Cambridge to Sidmouth and The Great British Folk Festival. In the last year Luke as been playing Festivals across Europe, along with playing solo show in The Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and Germany. Luke will be releasing his brand new studio album, Tall Tales and Rumours in Autumn 2016 and according to Acoustic Magazine, he is an outstanding heir to the likes of Richard Thompson and Martin Simpson. With a wealth of finely-observed narrative songs, his mini-album, This Family Tree emphasises the exceptional maturity and versatility of one of the most exciting young singer songwriters and live performers on the scene! www.lukepauljackson.com A great singer, a great songwriter and a really commanding presence..I watch everything this young chap does with a considerable amount of interest and an equal measure of amazement. Mike Harding Luke has a voice you could get lost in. He has a musical maturity and a songwriting ability that belies his years. His roots may be firmly within folk music but his exuberant stage performance suggests emerging rock star! London Life Luke has already acquired both an unmistakable voice and a strikingly individual vision, so has a tremendous head start on the competition fRoots Reminds me of Jeff Buckley, which can only be a good thing Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Two words, bloody brilliant Maverick 5 star review

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Martin Stephenson

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

MrWishyWashy presents Launderette Sessions http://www.oldcinemalaunderette.uk/retro-gig-venue https://www.facebook.com/LaunderetteSessions/ https://mobile.twitter.com/LaunderetteSess https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g190832-d6612072-Reviews-Old_Cinema_Launderette-Durham_County_Durham_England.html https://www.instagram.com/launderette_sessions/ Old Cinema Launderette is a mix of standing and seating. If you wish to be seated it is best to arrive early. Doors open at 7pm. If you have any special needs please advise us by email to mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com and we will do our very best to accommodate these. The launderette is wheelchair friendly as is our beautiful toilet. All timings are approximate but generally:- Support 19.50 Headline 20.30 Old Cinema Launderette is a licenced venue and also serves OCC Coffee and Yorkshire Tea. We have a selection of fruit Teas and posh soft drinks. 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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Steve Chapman Smith

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

Steve Chapman Smith has had a wide and varied musical career to date. He has played on many recordings from bands including Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Fiat Lux, Ghostdance, Riprize, Ada Wilson, Stranger than Fiction and more recently The Troubadors. He has also had the pleasure of recording 4 sessions for the late great John Peel with Red Lorry Yellow Lorry and Ghostdance at the BBC's Maida Vale studios. Steve spent five years writing, recording and performing with The Troubadors playing their own take on Americana at many festivals and club dates around the UK. He has now launched a solo career showcasing his original material with a few much loved covers from artistes such as Steve Earle, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Gram Parsons and The Stones. Passionate songs of grit and substance, real songs about real people and real life. No rose tinted glasses here!

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Ray Cooper

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

Ray Cooper is an independent singer/ songwriter and multi-instrumentalist currently living in Sweden. Born of a Scottish mother and an English father, Ray grew up in England and started to play in bands when he was just 16. Moving between rock, punk, pop and world music, and working as a singer, bass guitar player and cellist, he finally hooked up with Oysterband in 1988 and began a long exploration into his own roots. 
Moving to Sweden in 2000, he continued playing with Oysterband, eventually touring in 27 countries and recording 19 albums with them. In 2012 the band won three BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for Best Group, Best Album and Best Traditional Track and they were dubbed by fROOTS magazine as one of the three 'Icons Of Folk'. Despite their success, Ray took the bold decision to leave the band and go solo in February 2013 and he has since been touring extensively across Europe. His first solo album 'Tales of Love, War and Death by Hanging' was released in 2010 whilst he was still playing and touring with Oysterband. The album has a strongly historical theme and was recorded in a small log cabin in Sweden. The sound is simple but at times evokes a much bigger scale. Citing influences such as T-Bone Burnett, Ennio Morricone, Johnny Cash and June Tabor, Cooper played cello, guitar, harmonium, mandolin, mandola and harmonica to accompany his stirring and finely crafted songs. His second album 'Palace Of Tears' displays a distinct nordic flavour with the inclusion of Swedish fiddles and the Finnish kantele which runs like a seam throughout the album. Like its predecessor, it is a mighty sounding record, one which audibly means business right from the outset: rugged and bold in character, intent and delivery. "It's about my experiences of living and working in Northern Europe over the last quarter century. I define myself as a Northern European now, rather than being Scottish" says Ray. A strong sense of place and history permeates and accentuates the bittersweet character of Ray's songwriting though his perspective is often more personal, and sometimes unashamedly romantic. He has stepped beyond the cultural and geographical confines of the British Isles and opened himself up to the musical styles and stories to be told from all of Northern Europe. It works incredibly well, he continues to develop as a songwriter and impress as a multiinstrumentalist, playingt cello, guitar, piano, harmonica, harmonium, mandolin, bass and the kantele. His live shows combine all of these elements into an unforgettable and powerful whole. Not to be missed!

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Three Cane Whale

on Fri, 3 Feb 2017 at Oxford Friends' Meeting House 7:30pm

A multi-instrumental acoustic trio based in Bristol, UK, featuring members of Spiro, Get The Blessing and Scottish Dance Theatre. As intricate as a team of watchmakers, as spare as a mountain stream, the music encompasses both a cinematic sweep and an intimate delicacy, in which the aroma of muddy leaves and old nettles is almost tangible (The Observer)

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Three Cane Whale

on Fri, 3 Feb 2017 at Oxford Friends' Meeting House 7:30pm

A multi-instrumental acoustic trio based in Bristol, UK, featuring members of Spiro, Get The Blessing and Scottish Dance Theatre. As intricate as a team of watchmakers, as spare as a mountain stream, the music encompasses both a cinematic sweep and an intimate delicacy, in which the aroma of muddy leaves and old nettles is almost tangible (The Observer)

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Nadine Khouri

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

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

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Apple Of My Eye Http://www.applesinlondon.com/

on Fri, 3 Feb 2017 at Wokingham Emmbrook Sports & Social Club 7:45pm

Apple of my Eye are the uproarious troubadours of London's modern folk scene. Their music blends traditional English folk with modern songwriting, using vocal harmonies and traditional instruments. They play regularly around London are fast becoming regular highlights of the folk festivals including Secret Garden, Wilderness and headline slots at Stainsby and Exile festivals. Their latest album The Beast Below was released on 19 September 2016 to rave reviews. "a masterclass of storytelling through music." Songwriting Magazine APPLE OF MY EYE are Dan Rusbridge Harmonica, violin and vocals Phil Cornwell Double Bass and vocals Chris Rusbridge Bouzouki and vocals Arran Glass Guitar and vocals Jo Silverston Cello and vocals Kit Massey Violin and vocals Alex Scott Guitar and vocals http://www.applesinlondon.com/ Tickets £10 in advance

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Sarah Jarosz

on Fri, 3 Feb 2017 at Guildford St Mary's Church 7:30pm

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Worry Dolls

on Fri, 3 Feb 2017 at Stockport West Heaton Bowling, Tennis & Squash Club 8:00pm

An evening with London indie-folk duo Worry Dolls, whose music is packed full of sublime harmonies, atop a plethora of varied instruments.

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Hope And Social

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

www.hopeandsocial.com The 6 piece Leeds Band Like No Other!!

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Uk Country Live! Presents Laura Oakes

on Fri, 3 Feb 2017 at Manchester Castle Hotel';' 7:30pm

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Joey Landreth

on Fri, 3 Feb 2017 at Lewes The Con Club 8:00pm

Born and raised on the Canadian prairies, Joey Landreth has grown up with a guitar in his hands. Working as a side man through his teens and early twenties Joey grew up on the road, playing music across genres from gospel to country. At twenty-five Joey joined forces with his older brother as they worked on their first independent project The Bros. Landreth. The band was immediately successful, winning a Juno with their first album, among other awards across multiple genres. The band rose quickly to success turning the heads of musical heavy-weights such as Bonnie Raitt, John Oates and Jimmie Vaughan. In 2016 Joey is launching his solo career. With the rare ability to be at once vulnerable and open yet seriously blow audiences away with his musical proficiency, Joey's career as an independent artist is expected to rise to great heights quickly.

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Joey Landreth

on Fri, 3 Feb 2017 at Lewes The Con Club 8:00pm

Born and raised on the Canadian prairies, Joey Landreth has grown up with a guitar in his hands. Working as a side man through his teens and early twenties Joey grew up on the road, playing music across genres from gospel to country. At twenty-five Joey joined forces with his older brother as they worked on their first independent project The Bros. Landreth. The band was immediately successful, winning a Juno with their first album, among other awards across multiple genres. The band rose quickly to success turning the heads of musical heavy-weights such as Bonnie Raitt, John Oates and Jimmie Vaughan. In 2016 Joey is launching his solo career. With the rare ability to be at once vulnerable and open yet seriously blow audiences away with his musical proficiency, Joey's career as an independent artist is expected to rise to great heights quickly.

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Deegee Presents: Lil & Ollie On A Boat

on Fri, 3 Feb 2017 at London Tamesis Dock;'' 7:00pm

DeeGee Presents: Headline set from LIL & OLLIE --> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6jzmoR7SGY More sets T.B.A (the boat doesn't leave the dock)

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Helter Skelter With Dobranotch!

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

Dobranoch play Russian, Jewish, Gypsy and Balkan folk music based on a deep knowledge of traditions, as well their life on the road and adventures with folk musicians from different countries, their live lustre often taking them off the stage and into the throng of the crowd in the fashion of their predecessors in wedding bands of yore. The band shall play 3 sets along the course of the night.

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New Roots Presents: Chris Brambley Ep Launch

on Fri, 3 Feb 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Friday 3rd Feb, The Harrison Kings Cross Chris Brambley "Chris Brambley's songs are haunting and graceful. While rooted in the folk tradition, with a clear nod to Bert Jansch, they are wholly contemporary interpretations of the genre, and 'Aperture E.P' sits comfortably alongside modern innovators such as Fionn Regan and Nick Mulvey. Chris's unique guitar playing style is driven by his desire to make fullest use of the instrument, and on the record the intricate melodies and rhythms strummed out on his guitar are ornamented by producer Freemonk's delicate arrangements" Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPnn5QInkdU URI URI is a London based indie folk Singer/Songwriter whose expressive and melancholic tones captivate his audience, encouraging each listener to take a risk and visit the deep and sensitive sides of their emotions. Originally from Tel-Aviv, and taking inspiration from an eclectic range of artists, URI creates a strong intimacy through his engaging story telling, whilst delivering a powerful and emotional vocal performance Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMlii2HeD18 Peter Levics Peter Levics are an instrumental duo consisting of brothers Juris and Maris Peterlevics. Their music strikes a fine balance between form and freedom. An original sound evocative of vast landscapes and Arctic forests, with carefully evolving minimalist guitar underpinning sweeping violin lines that teeter on the edge of chaos. Peter Levics are a mesmorizing live show Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yPaTI1G-LY

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Harpin' By The Sea

on Sat, 4 Feb 2017 at Hove The Brunswick 10:00am

A day to brighten up your mid winter and to celebrate that versatile little instrument; the harmonica! On 4th Feb 2017, 'Harpin' by the Sea' returns for its 7th annual festival. It is now one of the most popular occasions in the international harmonica calendar, as featured on BBC Radio 4 and Radio 2. Whether you're a total beginner or a seasoned player, you'll leave with a hat full of smiles and new ideas. We welcome all abilities and all musical preferences. HBTS is a great opportunity to indulge in a mid winter cornucopia of harmonica instruction, jamming, headline entertainment and fun! For Beginners, this is a great opportunity to learn some solid foundation skills and have lots of good fun! For Intermediate players, our workshops will take you to the next level. For Advanced players, here's an ideal chance to glean new ideas from our experts. Schedule: Registration 10.00 / Welcome meeting 10.45 Beginners should bring a 10 hole 'Blues' harmonica in 'C' major. Intermediates and Advanced players should bring all the keys they have, including 'C' major. All Workshops levels - 11.00 to 12.30 / 2.00 to 3.30 Final Workshop / Masterclass / Break Out Session - 4.00 to 5.15 Jam session - all participants are very welcome - 5.30 to 6.30 Chill Out - 6.30 to 7.45 'Harpin' by the Sea' Evening Concert - 8.00 to 11.00 (doors 7.45) For full info see: http://www.thebrunswick.net/2016/08/harpin-by-the-sea-saturday-4th-feb-2017/

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Aynsley Lister

on Sat, 4 Feb 2017 at Melton Mowbray Eastwell Village Hall 7:00pm

Regarded as one of the UK's finest proponents of rocking blues, this is a rare chance to see Aynsley Lister up close and personal in a stripped down, intimate setting. Don't be fooled into thinking solo means 'limited and plodding'; his solo performances are the perfect platform to witness his amazing ability to sync rhythmical chords, bass lines and stinging lead guitar whilst singing and accompanying it all with his custom-built stomp box! After live sessions for BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris and Paul Jones and performances alongside the likes of Buddy Guy, John Mayall and Robert Cray, Aynsley became the only British artist to be featured in Classic Rock's Top 10 Contemporary Blues Rock Artists. Expect an evening of finely crafted songs performed with a passion and conviction that will have you hooked from the very first chord.

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Masai Blues

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

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Masai Blues

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

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The Hill Billy Troupe & Beggar's Bridge

on Sat, 4 Feb 2017 at Howden The Shire Hall 7:30pm

The Hillbilly Troupe must be the happiest accident in Hull's if not the world's cultural history. Sometimes they're a seven piece, sometimes nine, sometimes more, sometimes less. They've been described as a cross between the Pogues and Lonnie Donegan, while 'mucky skiffle' was one of the more memorable labels that have been attached to them, though they refused to be defined; they are too busy being musical, having fun and bringing that all home to you to be bothered with pigeonholes. Creating a heady brew of folk mixed with punk and ska and a healthy dose of Americana, they perform often autobiographical songs that spell out their meteoric riches to rags descent and first hand experiences of God, struggle, bandits, impending madness, telling lies, lost love, travel, drug abuse, murder, redemption, exile and the Costa Del Sol, all drowned in a lethal cocktail of whisky, cider and beer. Call the cops! Beggar's Bridge are a Hull-based band who have been continuing the tradition of fine folk acts to come out of the city, and blowing away a few cobwebs at folk and roots venues across the North of England for a couple of years now. Many of their songs are based upon the folklore that has developed around the people, places and events of their home county of East Yorkshire, encapsulating its rural, urban and maritime heritage, and they have a sound that straddles both the traditional and the contemporary, leaping from sparse and melancholic into the realms of stirring folk-rock, in the blink of an eye. Their recently-released second album, 'Short Stories, Tall Tales', proved to be a hit in the folk and roots media, with Tim Carroll of Folkwords calling it a memorable piece of folk-rock, Bright Young Folk describing it as an album which shows why folk song and folk tales are so fascinating and R2 magazine saying of the album Everything meshes together perfectly. Very impressive.

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The Cadillac Kings

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

THE CADILLAC KINGS "The UK's premier blues & roots act" John Clarke, The Times Good time blues at its very best, do not miss these guys! Lionel Ross, Blues in Britain Magazine "One of the nation's finest bands in ANY genre. Guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Grahame Rhodes, Blues in the Northwest. If you are looking for an evening of superb entertainment, plus an optional full body workout, you must go and see these guys whenever you can Abigail de Munnik, Cumbrian Press online This is a band with a well-earned reputation for their unfailing ability to put on a great performance, with warmth and humour exuding from every pore. In short, they are an absolute delight. Ian Ross, Darlington R&B Festival Firm favourites on the blues & jump-jive scenes, The Cadillac Kings feature five of the UK's top blues and roots musicians. Fast approaching their fifteenth anniversary, the band has also signalled their strongest ever line-up, featuring two of the UK's very best instrumentalists Tim Penn, pianist, accordionist & professor of all things New Orleans, Mal Barclay, brilliant west coast stylist, slide guitar, Mike Thomas, vocals, harmonica, lead guitar, Roy Webber, drums, vocals, Paul Cuff, double bass. Inspired by the sounds and styles of the '40s & '50s with a distinctly modern take lyric-wise, this is a band with a reputation for wowing their audiences, from intimate clubs to major festivals, from theatres to dance-halls, the length & breadth of the UK & Europe, from the Canaries to the Arctic Circle! Since their formation in 2000 the band has shared stages with blues & roots acts such as John Mayall, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Rod Piazza, Lazy Lester, Magic Slim, Lil' Ed & His Blues Imperials, Louisiana Red, Larry Garner, Nappy Brown, Sherman Robertson, Little Feat & Delbert McLinton to name but a few! Along the way the band has picked up numerous awards including The Times' best blues cd of the year 2004 for 'Highway 17' (33WM131) and in 2009 Canada's 'Real Blues' Magazine's award for the best UK blues act & cd for 'Trouble in Store' (33WM145). Their 2012 release Gonna Tell Your Momma was recorded 100% live in Norway and has had rave reviews in every magazine from 'Blues in Britain' to 'Folk Roots', from 'Blues Blast USA' to 'Blues News Norway'! Their new CD 'The Secret of my Success' has just become Proper Music's top selling blues disc, and has won praise from Paul Jones, who has played tracks on his radio show. Stuart Coleman said Just finished checking out the new Cadillac Kings CD. Some fine musicianship throughout delivered with authority and panache. Love the shuffles, in particular The Secret of My Success, which really cooks. The critics said: "Wonderful stuff" Blues & Rhythm magazine/"A five star release - Highly recommended" Vintage Rock magazine/"This is a majestic collection" Now Dig This magazine/"Their best yet, heartily recommended" Red Lick Reviews/"All blues & R&B bases are given a new lease of life" Proper Music/"A white-knuckle ride" Phil the Quill's blues blog www.cadillackings.co.uk Tickets: Door £12 www.wegottickets.com £10

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Trio Manouche

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Trio Manouche are a world-class gypsy swing ensemble performing the works of Django Reinhardt and their own up-beat quirky original compositions in the style of Hot Club de France, bringing a unique and contemporary take on the genre and the repertoire. The trio have played in Jazz clubs and festivals throughout the UK, Europe and South America and have worked and performed with some of the top exponents of Gypsy Jazz in the world, including Angelo Debarre, Tchavolo Shmitt and Stochelo Rosenberg. Their latest album "The Nu Gypsy" features internationally renowned artists Natty Bo (Ska Cubano) and Quentin Collins.

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Big Mamma's Door

on Sat, 4 Feb 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Regulars on the London blues scene, and fronted by the ballsy vocals of Fiona McElroy, Big Mamma's Door play an eclectic mix of swinging blues from the 20s-50s. "The audience was wowed by the sheer personality of Fiona as a performer, the artistry of the guitarist and the musical excellence of the rest of the band." Blues in Britain "The crowd had no choice but to enjoy things enormously..." Blues in London "Excellent band...her smoky/laid-back voice does the risqué blues-with-soul stuff with a vengeance." Blues in the South

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Aled Rheon

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

Doors 7pm Support act: 7.40pm Main Act: 9.15pm This is a gourmet gig event - delicious food included in the ticket price!

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Tarantella Beats Party With Amaraterra

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

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

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Richard Navarro With Flitwick Singers And Ampthill Town Band

on Sat, 4 Feb 2017 at Bedford Houghton Conquest Village Hall 7:00am

Richard Navarro with Flitwick Singers and Ampthill Town Band Saturday 4th February Doors 7pm, performance 7.30pm Houghton Conquest Village Hall 3 Pembroke Road Houghton Conquest Beds MK45 3LF Tickets £10 Licensed Bar

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Peeping Tom

on Sat, 4 Feb 2017 at Godalming Borough Hall 7:45pm

Peeping Tom have been one of the mainstays of the English ceilidh scene for decades. They are highly regarded for their exceptionally tight and powerful music, a Rock Ceilidh band with a precise and uptempo beat. They are very easy to dance to, particularly for newcomers. Calling the dances will be one of Godalming's, and the band's, favourite callers, Barry Goodaman. GBH Ceilidhs have been going since 1976. The raison d'etre has always been to book the best and most exciting English folk dance bands and dance callers from all over the country. Experts and newcomers are all welcome, especially the latter as it is important that we keep the tradition alive and thriving.

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Ray Cooper In Concert

on Sat, 4 Feb 2017 at Upper BasildonSt Stephens Church 7:00pm

The welcome return to Village Concerts regular Ray Cooper after a 15 month gap. Former Oysterband bassman and multi-instrumentalist Ray will be performing a selection of material from his two excellent albums, as well as a bunch of new songs. He'll also be giving the church organ a good workout!

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Ray Cooper In Concert

on Sat, 4 Feb 2017 at Upper BasildonSt Stephens Church 7:00pm

The welcome return to Village Concerts regular Ray Cooper after a 15 month gap. Former Oysterband bassman and multi-instrumentalist Ray will be performing a selection of material from his two excellent albums, as well as a bunch of new songs. He'll also be giving the church organ a good workout!

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Gren Bartley, Hattie Webb @ The Winemakers

on Sat, 4 Feb 2017 at London The Winemaker's Club 7:30pm

Before The Gold Rush presents an evening of live music at the stunning Winemakers venue in Clerkenwell, with performances from folk songwriter Gren Bartley and his band, and harpist-singer Hattie Webb. The Winemakers is a stunningly atmospheric fully seated candle-lit stone arch set in the vaults of Holborn Viaduct, attached to an adjacent wine, whiskey and craft beer bar. The bar is open only to concert ticket holders. Check http://www.beforethegoldrush.co.uk for more information on the show and the performers.

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Megson

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

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Cara Dillon

on Sun, 5 Feb 2017 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:00pm

The extraordinary Irish singer makes music that transcends genres and crosses barriers. 'A Thousand Hearts', Cara Dillon's fifth solo album, is another small masterpiece of song and emotion, ethereal and radiant, beautifully honed and perfectly true. If you don't know the voice of Cara Dillon, you're in for a treat. If you are already amongst her legions of admirers around the world, you know you have something special in store. Show starts 7.30pm

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Dipper Malkin At Walthamstow Folk

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

Dipper Malkin are a captivating new duo who are rapidly earning a reputation for elevating traditional music to new heights of sturdy beauty and sophistication. John Dipper (viola d'amore) was one third of The English Acoustic Collective alongside Chris Wood and Robert Harbron and currently works with string quartet Methera, while Dave Malkin (guitar, voice) was a founding member of trio Tandem, stylishly combining traditionally informed compositions with live electronics. A limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You will still be able to pay on the night but please remember to get here early if doing so as show may sell out.. However we appreciate that some people wish to be assured of admission, if so you may book in advance here. NOTE: Although there is plenty of seating at the venue tickets do not guarantee a seat and latecomers may have to stand if venue full.

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Moore Moss Rutter ( Tom, Archie And Jack )

on Sun, 5 Feb 2017 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

Trad. and own-writes, on violin, guitar and melodeon. Tasteful and vibrant and pretty spellbinding it must be said.

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Softlysoftly Presents Hubert Murray + Scarlet Starlings + Sumner Anderson

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

PLEASE NOTE, this event is ADULTS ONLY - no children allowed in the bar. Buy a ticket in advance if you want to guarantee a seat, Tickets available at the door too at £4, but no seat guaranteed. Deliciously chilled unplugged acoustic music to charm you on a Crouch End Sunday afternoon. HUBERT MURRAY Irish singer with fingerpicking bluegrass and blues influenced songs, and a gorgeous, distinctive voice, making a quick return after our December Winter Special. https://soundcloud.com/hubertmurray SCARLET STARLINGS This family band will have you all tapping your feet and smiling with their harmonies and infectious folky songs. http://www.reverbnation.com/scarletstarlings SUMNER ANDERSON Great Country-style melodic songs and harmonies from this duo making its debut at SoftlySoftly. www.sumneranderson.com As usual doors open at 2.45, with music starting at 3pm and continuing until 5pm Oh yes, and there'll be marshmallows too! (After 5pm the bar opens its doors to non-paying general public, so you can stay on and enjoy the evening ambience) The venue is easy to get to - Tube to Finsbury Park or Overground to Crouch End Hill, then a couple of minutes on the W7 bus to Crouch End Clocktower, from which the venue is just two minutes' stroll.

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Ange Hardy & Lukas Drinkwater Concert

on Sun, 5 Feb 2017 at Galmpton Village Institute Hall 2:00pm

Concert is at Galmpton Village Institute Hall - Greenway Road, TQ5 0LT Nominated at the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and celebrated by The Telegraph as one of Britain's top folk musicians Ange Hardy has grabbed the attention of the traditional folk music world by writing new material and embracing modern technologies whilst maintaining a traditional feel. Alongside a staggering list of other accolades Ange was awarded FATEA Magazine's Female Vocalist of the Year in 2013, Album of the Year in 2014 and The Tradition Award in 2015. As a solo artist Ange performs with a 27-string Salvi Harp, three different guitars, a variety of low whistles, a bodhrán drum, a tambourine, and an Indian shruti box. Combined with her innovative and subtle use of live looping to build layers up vocal harmonies she's one of the most diverse solo-artists you're likely to encounter. As well as being a prolific and successful solo artist Ange Hardy is also part of a duo with Lukas Drinkwater. Their album Findings (Ange's fifth studio album) was launched as part of a live session and interview on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show at the end of 2016.

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Tango At Jamboree: Dance Class Only

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

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

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Tango At Jamboree! Concert Only Ticket

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

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

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Tango At Jamboree! Dance Class + Concert Ticket

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

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

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Carousel Ensemble

on Sun, 5 Feb 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Founded by its composer and pianist Yuval Havkin, Carousel Ensemble blends world, jazz and electronic world music, and features top saxophonist Bob Sydor (Bjork, Elton John, Paul McCartney and many more).

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Said The Maiden

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Said The Maiden are Jess Distill, Hannah Elizabeth and Kathy Pilkinton, three friends who discovered a mutual love of folk music when they reunited several years after spending their school years together in St. Albans, Hertfordshire. The group sing traditional songs from around the UK and America, often in three part acapella harmony but also using guitar, violin, mandolin, woodwind, accordion and percussion to embellish their sound.

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Crh Music Presents Joey Landreth

on Mon, 6 Feb 2017 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

Born and raised on the Canadian prairies, Joey Landreth grew up with a guitar in his hands. He worked as a side man through his teens and early twenties, playing music across genres from gospel to country, and at twenty-five joined forces with his older brother to form The Bros. Landreth. The band was immediately successful, attracting comments such as "Absolutely Brilliant" - Bob Harris, BBC and "Bob Harris could not have said it any better." Relix Magazine. Joey is now launching his solo career. With the rare ability to be at both vulnerable and open, yet seriously blow audiences away with his musical proficiency, great things are promised.

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Sally Ironmonger

on Mon, 6 Feb 2017 at Chesham Folk Club 8:15pm

Sally Ironmonger is a singer-songwriter based in the Medway towns. She performs with Brian Carter, who is her co writer, guitarist and musical genius. Sally first came to the club on the way back from performing at a festival and the audience said "book them". They entertain with songs that make you laugh, or cry, or just think Sally has a powerful voice and stage presence and Brian is a brilliant musician. They are regulars on the club and festival circuit and have also written for TV and radio.

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Jeff Finlin

on Tue, 7 Feb 2017 at Bristol Alma Tavern Theatre 7:30pm

Cleveland born Jeff Finlin is a fascinating and unique artist, with a career that has taken many twists and turns. A classic singer songwriter in the hard travelling and harder living mould, his insightfully literate lyrics can be both funny and soulfully intense. Here to promote the release of his 20 track retrospective CD Life After Death, this promises to be an evening of musical intimacy with one of America's finest balladeers. "Fiinlin writes with the minimalist grit of Sam Shepard and Raymond Carver - tune in and you will hear an elusive magic." The Chicago Sun Times.

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Moore Moss Rutter

on Tue, 7 Feb 2017 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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Abraham Brody Solo

on Tue, 7 Feb 2017 at London Vortex 8:00pm

After his recent sell-out gig with Iva Bittova, Abraham Brody returns to perform his mesmerising mix of vocals and violin. From a background that encompasses classically-trained violin, folk-singing, and performance art (including collaboration with renowned Marina Abramović), Abraham Brody brings us into the rich and earthy world of his Lithuanian and Ukrainian roots. He creates innovative compositions and arrangements based on the ancient traditions of Lithuaniareinventing and reworking Rye-reaping chants, Midsummer songs, and rain invocations, often using loop pedals and other effects to spin an enticing, contemporary style sound-world. The combination of violin, loop pedals, jew's harp, and other traditional instruments are drawn together by Abraham's powerful voice, in a performance which brings us from bustle of city life back to our ancient roots, through the dreamy melodies of Lithuania and Ukraine. ..a fine musician [] vibrant colours with plenty of virtuosity [..]An unexpected and arresting experience. Michael Church, Review, the Independent, February 2015

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The Mountain Firework Company

on Tue, 7 Feb 2017 at Shoreham-by-Sea Duke of Wellington 7:30pm

DOORS OPEN: 7:30pm MUSIC STARTS: 8:30pm ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Mountain Firework Company is an acoustic 5 piece based in Brighton, England. They 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". Whilst knowledgeable and respectful of those genre's conventions, they refuse to be bound by them. They play all their own material, creating a unique sound that is both fresh and familiar. A sound that, in it's own small way, is a continuation of the folk process - where the music that left these islands long ago, to eventually become what we loosely term Americana, has returned and continues to evolve. ​​​ Simultaneously mournful and upbeat, The Mountain Firework Company's driving and melodic sound comes from an all acoustic string band line up of guitars, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, double bass and drums. Taking the traditional bluegrass line-up in new directions, they incorporate country, folk, bluegrass and Americana within their sound. ​ Their laconic front man, Irishman Gareth McGahan, spearheads the band. His song writing, his gruff accented singing and his finger style guitar and banjo playing are at the core of its sound. His song writing is by turns sad, dark and witty. It stands with one foot firmly in the folk, country and blues traditions. He writes his songs for bruised hearts and minds, songs which sound both contemporary and traditional. When 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.

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Alice Jones

on Tue, 7 Feb 2017 at Halifax Alexandra Beer House 8:00pm

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Vri And Solasta

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ------------------------------------------------------------ Vrï are a brand new trio to represent Wales and its music in the fast-evolving world or 'chamber-folk'. Bringing together the experience of Jordan Williams (cello) Patrick Rimes (violin, viola) and Aneirin Jones (violin) they play tunes and songs from the Celtic nations and beyond, attempting to combine the energy of a rowdy pub session with the style and finesse of the Viennese string quartet. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Solasta are an outstanding new folk ensemble who are fast building a name for themselves on the back of their inventive arrangements, unique sound and exhilarating live performances. Comprised of award-winning fiddler Elisabeth Flett, cellist Hannah Thomas and guitarist Jamie Leeming, their dynamic interpretations of Celtic based material are rooted firmly in tradition, whilst incorporating elements from diverse musical worlds including classical, jazz and early music.

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Breabach

on Wed, 8 Feb 2017 at London Heath Street Church 7:30pm

Voted 'Best Live Act 2013' & 'Best Folk Band 2012' at the Scots Trad Music Awards and twice nominated 'Best Band' at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards; Scottish five-piece Breabach deliver a thrilling and unique brand of contemporary folk music that has earned them international recognition on the world and roots music scene as one of the UK's most dynamic and exciting bands. After a whirlwind five years traversing the globe, touring Australia, New Zealand, Asia, North America, Scandinavia and the middle East, Breabach are delighted to announce their fifth studio album Astar (translating from Scottish Gaelic as distance or journey). The music on the album takes inspiration from the beauty of both the places and people the band have visited and the wonderful musicians and cultures encountered along the way. Working with producer Greg Lawson (Moishes Bagel, BBC SSO, Grit Orchestra) the band have taken melodic, rhythmic and harmonic ideas from each of the countries they have visited. Some of this is woven into the arrangement, some of this is achieved through self-penned works. Through it all however, their Scottish roots still remain at the core of the recording with work from Burns, Dick Gaughan and Donald Macleod finding its way into the mix.

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Paul Jones & Dave Kelly In Ealing

on Wed, 8 Feb 2017 at London The Red Room 8:00pm

8th February sees Paul Jones and Dave Kelly, two legendary names from the British blues circuit, gig in the venue where so many names in British Music 'cut-their-teeth' learning to jam and absorb the sounds of the blues in the early 60's London 'R & B' scene. Prior to the creation of Mann-Hugg Blues Brothers, who would later evolve into Manfred Mann, Paul Jones became one of the regular visitors to the Ealing Club' blues sessions run by Alexis Korner & Cyril Davies whose band Blues Incorporated helped put Ealing on the London Music Map back in 1962-65. In 1963, as a member of Manfred Mann, Paul Jones and colleagues would become the resident Ealing Club band, following on from Blues Incorporated and The Rolling Stones, who were already wooing larger crowds in well-known venues across London. Manfred Mann would achieve international success on the launch of their single 5,4,3,2,1 originally recorded as the soundtrack to Ready, Steady, Go. Despite US tours and success the band would come back to honour outstanding contracts with Ealing taking to the stage one more time at the tiny basement bar. In 2016, Paul returns to play the blues with Dave Kelly, his band-mate from the Blues Band who is also a pioneer of British Blues. Dave's career began in 1964, when alongside his older sister Jo-Ann he began to inspire a whole generation with the sounds created by acoustic blues musicians such as Memphis Minnie, Son House, Robert Johnson and Mississippi Fred McDowell. Subsequently, he joined the John Dummer band in 1967 and then ran his own Dave Kelly Band, eventually joining up with Paul Jones on slide guitar as part of The Blues Band. Dave has played with Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Son House & Buddy Guy amongst many others, so Wednesday 8th February will no doubt deliver some great acoustic blues, slide guitar and harmonica sounds. Look forward to some fascinating anecdotes from the world of British Blues recounted in a place where so many influential Blues and Rock Musicians first discovered the blues.

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Bob Cheevers

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Celebrating his 50th year as a songwriter with over 3,000 songs to his credit, Bob Cheevers' new 5-disc, box-set is appropriately called Fifty Years. The retrospective album covers half a century of his writing featuring almost 100 songs. Growing up in the R&B flavored city of Memphis was followed by 25 years in the West Coast pop field and then 16 years as a journeyman writer in Nashville which led him to what he describes as his wonderful life in Austin. A veteran of touring the UK (this February being his 12 year), he has earned the respect of his peers world wide. His Austin pal Ray Wylie Hubbard says Bob Cheevers is one cool scarecrow gypsy poet who writes and sings the romantic, beautiful truth. When he releases a record, I listen.

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Phil Beer

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

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Red Dog Run

on Wed, 8 Feb 2017 at Towersey The Three Horseshoes 7:30pm

Red Dog Run is a group of veteran musicians and old friends who have spent most of their lives exploring the depths of American roots music. Each member brings a rich musical history of their own and a deep appreciation for the traditions from which they've grown. They have performed extensively, together and separately, in projects exploring folk, rock, old time, new wave, country, Celtic, Cajun/Creole, and their own compositions, at clubs, theaters, and festival across the Americas and Europe. In collaboration, they hope to harness that collective inspiration, finding new ways to express the angst and energy of modern life through music.

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Dietrich Strause

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dietrich Strause's songs are a mix of timeless melody, literate lyricism, and a "virtuosic command of imagery. (The Artery, WBUR) Strause released his new album How Cruel That Hunger Binds on August 26th, produced by Zachariah Hickman (Ray LaMontage, Josh Ritter), the next benchmark in his steady evolution as one of the most eclectic writers and performers coming out of New England. His newest collection of songs is found somewhere in the shadows of the likes of Randy Newman, Nick Lowe, and Paul Simon. Strause dropped out of music school, where he was studying classical trumpet, to become a politics major and take up the guitar. But that hasn't kept him from incorporating his first instrument into the texture of his recordings, or from putting down the guitar to lead his band with just his voice and his trumpet. His last release Little Stones to Break the Giant's Heart was featured in No Depression, The Bluegrass Situation, CMT's The Edge, and on Starbucks' world wide playlist, helping him garner invitations on the road with folk luminaries such as Anais Mitchell, Great Lake Swimmers, and Sarah Jarosz.

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Steve Knightley @ The Hungry Horse Folk Club, Ellesmere Port

on Thu, 9 Feb 2017 at Ellesmere Port The Whitby Club 7:15pm

Steve Knightley is the lead singer of the iconic folk and roots trio SHOW OF HANDS. He pays another visit to the club in the Oak Room. Previous concerts have been sell-outs so it is recommended that tickets are purchased early. If you have an enquiry ring - 0151-678-9902. The venue is: The Whitby Club, Dunkirk Lane/Chester Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 6QF. Concert starts at 8-00pm.

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Andy Shauf

on Thu, 9 Feb 2017 at Manchester Gullivers 7:30pm

Acclaimed Canadian singer-songwriter Andy Shauf has announced an extensive European tour in February 2017. Shauf will tour in support of his critically acclaimed album The Party, which was released earlier this year on Anti-. The tour follows his 13-date, sold out North American tour. His new song, Quite Like You, has also been premiered on Clash. Its animated video, featuring an alien house party, was directed by Chad Van Gaalen (METZ, Black Mountain, Holy Fuck). Next to receiving an overwhelming critical acclaim from music critics around the world for The Party, Andy Shauf was shortlisted for Canada's prestigious Polaris Music Prize in 2016, alongside Grimes, Carly Rae Jepsen, U.S. Girls and 2016 winner Kaytranada. 'Canadian troubadour Andy Shauf is a find' The Guardian 'It's a baroque-pop exercise with echoes of Seventies smarties like Harry Nilsson, Randy Newman and Steely Dan, though rather more empathetic than them' The Independent 'A graduate of the school of Burt Bacharach, solo Lennon, Macca and Wings, The Carpenters, Harry Nilsson and Elliott Smith, Shauf can locate the game changing chord that great songs pivot on, for which lesser talents fumble in vain. The Party conceals killer lyrics in music of extraordinary beauty and lushness' Sunday Times

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Allan Taylor

on Thu, 9 Feb 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

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

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Allan Taylor

on Thu, 9 Feb 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

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

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Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin

on Thu, 9 Feb 2017 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

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Peter Bruntnell At No8

on Thu, 9 Feb 2017 at Launceston No 8 Cafe 6:30am

Don't be fooled, this Devon based, quiet man of music is internationally recognised as a corner stone of Uk Americana. His songwriting is legendary and his catalogue of work is filled with memorable, mellifluous tunes underpinned with luminous psychedelic elements. Peter Bruntnell must be one of the best songwriters in the country and he's playing in Launceston in February!

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Gem Andrews

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ------------------------------------------------------ New Roots presents.... Gem Andrews (full band show) + Lucas & King Berlin based Liverpudlian singer-songwriter and UK alt-country queen GEM ANDREWS takes influence from roots artists as diverse as KD Lang to Kitty Wells, Lucinda Williams to Ani Di Franco, Emmylou Harris to the Be Good Tanyas. Her deep understanding of folk and country craft shines through in her beautifully written songs- in a wonderfully vibrant UK roots and Americana scene she stands out as a leading player. Andrews has released two critically acclaimed albums to date on Market Square Records, recorded with a diverse array of talented players, from Chris Hillman (Billy Bragg), Nicky Rushton (And All Because the Lady Loves), Gabriel Minnikin (The Guthries, Ruth Minnikin), to Sue McLaren (Paul Van Dyk) and Beccy Owen. Her most recent album 'Vancouver' (the title track stems from her time in Canada, where she hooked up with Sam Parton from the Be Good Tanyas), produced by Martin Stephenson, has been described by Three Chords & The Truth as 'mesmerising...drenched in pure emotion and sincerity'. She plays tonight accompanied by her full band. 'A gifted writer, Andrews is a real diamond' Folk Radio UK www.gemandrews.co.uk/ LUCAS AND KING are a truly exciting new young folk duo emerging from Southampton. Songs of exceptional craft and depth pull influence from classic folk and American roots flavours, delivered with the spine-tingling, unforgettable voice of Bo King and perfectly judged guitar accompaniment from Hayleigh Lucas. Yet to release their debut album, the band have already toured as support to Ray Davies (The Kinks) and played the coveted Glastonbury Acoustic Stage. 'Lucas & King's blend of rootsy Americana and minimalist folk combines velvet-smooth vocals with a charismatic fragility to spine-tingling effect'. The Argus https://www.facebook.com/lucasandking NEW ROOTS is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk scene. It's committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves; for that reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones during performances. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible. www.newrootsevents.com https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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Tom Townsend @ Cafe #9

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

Tom is an active Composer, Performer, Session Musician, Music Producer and Promoter. A talented multi-instrumentalist, he has been involved in the music industry for over 20 years. Surrounded by music as a child, Tom first picked up the guitar with purpose at the age of nine and, with his father's help, learned to play. Soon it was drums that grabbed Tom and he was hooked on music. From blues bands to hip-hop, drum & bass to jazz and beyond, Tom is exciting to see or hear in any incarnation. Accompanying Tom will be Paul Baxter on double bass. And Adam Carpenter on Piano.

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Fran Mcgillivray Band.

on Thu, 9 Feb 2017 at East Grinstead Upstairs at the Dorset Arms 7:30pm

The Fran McGillivray Band make a welcome return to The Dorset Arms this February. And with a new album to promote, (Midnight Call), we are really looking forward to seeing Fran & the guys again. Plus we have a new local act supporting tonight. Crooked Teeth are made up of some very well known & experienced players on the local scene but this will be their first public outing with this line-up.

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Southern Tenant Folk Union

on Fri, 10 Feb 2017 at Lowdham Village Hall 7:30pm

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

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Said The Maiden

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

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Philip Henry And Hannah Martin

on Fri, 10 Feb 2017 at Bristol St Helens Church, Alveston 7:30pm

St Helen's Alveston could not be more pleased to welcome back Philip Henry and Hannah Martin after their fabulous concert here in 2016. They have had a meteroric rise to fame since being discovered by Steve Knightley while busking at Sidmouth. The last 18 months have been their busiest to date. They recorded a concert, Live In Calstock, to make a record of their sound during these initial years; the resulting album once again went down a storm with the critics, "utterly inspired and magnificent" (Spiral Earth). They toured with folk legend Seth Lakeman. They attended Folk Alliance in Kansas City, and bookings for Canada and Australia in 2016 swiftly followed. As well as around 130 UK dates, they have also played in South Africa, France, Norway, Japan, The Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium during this period. See them at St Helen's Alveston on 10th February 2017.

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Bright Phoebus Presents: Chris While, Kellie While & Julie Matthews!

on Fri, 10 Feb 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:00am

Oooooh! We've been trying to get this gig in the diary for YONKS because these three are just the most sublime and powerful singers of beautiful songs, both original compositions and great covers and they are right up there at the top of favourites list. Chris While & Julie Matthews are one of the best loved duos on the folk and acoustic music scene, winning Best Duo at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and going from strength to strength every year. Song writers and singers extraordinnaire, they have been involved in various collaborations with the likes of Eddi Reader, Barbara Dickson, Martin Simpson, Fairport Convention, Richard Thompson and many, many more. They are internationally loved, tour Australia regularly as well as touring in the UK and have one of the most loyal followings in the business. A Chris and Julie gig moves, delights and excites you! And tonight in a very rare appearance with the other two, is the wonderful Kellie While to make it even more special! Kellie tours regularly with her mum, Chris, as well as with The Albion Band's Christmas Show and has worked with Martin Simpson, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Richard Thompson and Teddy Thompson and was an integral part of E2K in the early noughties. She sings for the pure love of it - as do Chris & Julie - and this comes across every time. Together this is an incredible trio of fantastic, powerful and beautiful voices, ready wit & repartee and great songs. What on earth is not to like? Please come along and enjoy this with us and chase away those February blues :) Doors at 7pm, concert starts at 7.30pm. MC'd by the fabulous, Martin Simpson.

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Bright Phoebus Presents: Chris While, Kellie While & Julie Matthews!

on Fri, 10 Feb 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:00am

Oooooh! We've been trying to get this gig in the diary for YONKS because these three are just the most sublime and powerful singers of beautiful songs, both original compositions and great covers and they are right up there at the top of favourites list. Chris While & Julie Matthews are one of the best loved duos on the folk and acoustic music scene, winning Best Duo at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and going from strength to strength every year. Song writers and singers extraordinnaire, they have been involved in various collaborations with the likes of Eddi Reader, Barbara Dickson, Martin Simpson, Fairport Convention, Richard Thompson and many, many more. They are internationally loved, tour Australia regularly as well as touring in the UK and have one of the most loyal followings in the business. A Chris and Julie gig moves, delights and excites you! And tonight in a very rare appearance with the other two, is the wonderful Kellie While to make it even more special! Kellie tours regularly with her mum, Chris, as well as with The Albion Band's Christmas Show and has worked with Martin Simpson, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Richard Thompson and Teddy Thompson and was an integral part of E2K in the early noughties. She sings for the pure love of it - as do Chris & Julie - and this comes across every time. Together this is an incredible trio of fantastic, powerful and beautiful voices, ready wit & repartee and great songs. What on earth is not to like? Please come along and enjoy this with us and chase away those February blues :) Doors at 7pm, concert starts at 7.30pm. MC'd by the fabulous, Martin Simpson.

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Laura Holland Trio

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Laura Holland is an exceptional singer. Double-award nominated, Laura sings with soul, personality and passion. She is inspired and energised by the classic sounds of Chess and Stax Records, including Otis Redding, Jimmy Reed, and many more. Laura is reminiscent of Billie Holiday and Etta James. Her "impassioned vocals delight" [The Blues magazine]. Laura appears in combinations from duo through to a full 7-piece band with brass section. Already featured on the covers of music magazines, Laura is an established festival performer. Her lively trio performances are fast winning her even more fans Blues in Britain: Laura has the rare ability to make a connection with each and every person in the audience that has them thinking she is singing solely to them. Vintage Rock Magazine: It's Holland's bottomless vocal talents and clear natural ability to emote crossing the great band/audience divide without any discernable effort that lies at the heart of this excellent journey through soulful heyday Chess/Stax influenced originals (Dare I Believe album review). Blues Matters! : A damn fine treat to the ears (Smokehouse Sessions album review). The Blues Magazine: Laura's impassioned vocals delight

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9bach: Anian

on Fri, 10 Feb 2017 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

Lisa Jên vocals, harmonium, piano Martin Hoyland guitars, hammer dulcimer Ali Byworth drums, percussion Dan Swain bass guitar, double bass Esyllt Glyn Jones harp, vocals Mirain Haf Roberts vocals, piano, hammer dulcimer 9Bach formed in 2005 thanks to a chance meeting between Welsh singer-songwriter Lisa Jên (also known for her collaborative work with Super Furry Animals' Gruff Rhys) and English guitarist Martin Hoyland. With their unmistakable sound of Welsh language vocals shimmering alongside swamp guitar, harp, rhythm section and a subtle use of technology, 9Bach have been widely credited with giving a new voice to Welsh song. Their second album, Tincian, was described by The Line of Best Fit as 'ripped through with transcendence; a brooding melancholy as much as a gossamer dreaminess', and was voted Best Album at the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Awards by the public. New album Anian is a soulful, brooding record whose songs take a critical look at the world in which we live. While Tincian commemorated stories from the past, Anian explores more contemporary themes. The double CD package includes companion piece Yn dy lais / In your voice, where writers, actors, poets and singers Peter Gabriel, Maxine Peake and Rhys Ifans among them give their own interpretations of the songs as a way to convey the meaning to a non-Welsh speaking audience.

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Michael Roach

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

Michael Roach will tell you that he didn't choose the blues. The blues chose him. When he first picked up a guitar, this son of South Carolina farming folk had jazz and soul on his mind. That all changed when he found himself sitting at the feet of the the masters of the East Coast Blues. It has been Michael's life's work to carry the torch for the old timers who taught him the blues, Philadelphia Jerry Ricks, John Cephas and John Jackson. With his trusty metal-bodied National this Kalamazoo favourite became an ambassador for the music that changed his life, taking the message around the world, through Europe, the Middle East, (yes, the Arabs in Dubai love the blues) and to South Africa Sri Lanka and Singapore. He's a teacher himself now, runs blues festivals and schools, lectures (Smithsonian Institute and Oxford University) and broadcasts, too. . But above all he is a performer, one with a brilliant knack of engaging his audience. It is with this act that he hopes to bring about a greater understanding of the blues and the Black experience.

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Serious Sam Barrett/shipcote & Friends (double Headline)

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

Serious Sam Barrett Maybe we wanted to do something...To separate the words "BUSINESS" and "INDUSTRY" from the word "MUSIC"....Or to show that something that's soooo fundamental in peoples lives (and ears) isn't just an abstract fleeting 340 second blast that's magically ripped into the world...And please stop me if you've heard this one before...But maybe we want to show the trick in how the food gets to your plate...The drains of petrol, guitar strings and long studio sessions...Of second jobs and factoring in the simple rule that the people who help us out get treated as fairly as we can afford at the time...And hell maybe we wanted to point you to the equation that sometimes TIME + MONEY + HARDWORK + DREAMERS = One whole heap of FUN!!! Shipcote & Friends are the hot geordie jazzy swingy country troupe : Graham (Guitar/ Vocals) The silver foxed songwriter who's based & perambulate's in Gateshead Upon Tyne. He was originally with Hot Licks Cookies (30's authentic bluesy jug band duo) & also helped form Martin Stephenson & The Toe Rags. Jon ( Double Bass ) who has played in Blues/jazz bands forever & ever AND has finally found his match... Bry ( Guitar/Banjo) the jazzy guitar master who had early career success with White Heat & yet never played banjo with them. Cath ( Fiddle/Accordion ) great musician, teacher & lovely lincolnshire lady. What's she doing with this lot. John ( Snare ) known as Bongo to us friends. Played alongside Bry in the under 12 school cricket team & also in White Heat . He's very good to have on your team in a quiz. http://www.oldcinemalaunderette.uk/retro-gig-venue https://www.facebook.com/LaunderetteSessions/ https://mobile.twitter.com/LaunderetteSess https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g190832-d6612072-Reviews-Old_Cinema_Launderette-Durham_County_Durham_England.html https://www.instagram.com/launderette_sessions/ Old Cinema Launderette is a mix of standing and seating. If you wish to be seated it is best to arrive early. Doors open at 7pm. If you have any special needs please advise us by email to mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com and we will do our very best to accommodate these. The launderette is wheelchair friendly as is our beautiful toilet. All timings are approximate but generally:- Support 19.50 Headline 20.30 Old Cinema Launderette is a licenced venue and also serves OCC Coffee and Yorkshire Tea. We have a selection of fruit Teas and posh soft drinks.

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Kent Duchaine The American Delta Bluesman

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

Kent was born in Wyzata a town in Minnesota & was taught to play ukulele, guitar & clarinet by his father by the age of 11. He later learned to play piano & electric guitar at school. He played in a local band with school friends performing 60's music. While reading the sleeve notes on an Eric Clapton album he was intrigued to find out more about Blues music & eventually he opened up for & performed with many of the greatest Bluesmen & women, including Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Bukka White, John Lee Hooker & Margie Evans. In 1979 Kent found his beloved Leadbessie a beat up 1934 National Steel guitar & kitted it out with heavy gauge strings to cope with his ferociously powerful playing style. He decided to move down South to be nearer to the roots of the Blues music he now embraced. Kent now lived the Blues Life riding the rails & running the roads, living in an old Cadillac then a tent & a motorhome playing venues all across the U.S.A playing nearly every night. 1989 Kent met & established a partnership with the legendary Bluesman Johnny Shines (a travelling companion of Robert Johnson King of the Delta Blues) Together with harmonica great Snooky Pryor they were honoured with the coveted W.C.Handy award for the best country Blues album of the year. Kent & Johnny performed over 200 shows together across North America, while Kent also continued his solo career. In 1992 Kent was one of the pallbearers who carried Johnny Shines to his grave. In the early 1990's Kent decided to spread the Blues he loved in the UK & Europe & to date has well over 100 overseas tours completed & 8 solo CDS & 1 DVD under his belt. The Sunday Times listed him as one of the 5 best concerts in the UK in 2001 & a further crowning honour came when he was asked by Alabama's State Culture Officer to represent the State on a cultural visit to Italy despite him no longer living in Alabama. Kent had just finished a 6 week tour in the UK in 2015 & was about to fly home, when he was asked by Ben Boogie Waters if he would cancel his flight in order to play in a B B King tribute concert in central London in aid of the British Heart Foundation together with a number of luminaries including music legends Bill Wyman & Elliott Randall. Kent was only too happy to be part of such a superb evening. When not thrilling music lovers with Delta Blues, Urban Blues & his own original compositions Kent can be found at home in beautiful South Georgia with his wife Sarah pursuing his favourite hobby fishing. They live on the shore of a large lake on the border between Georgia & Alabama, in a house which Kent has literally built with his own hands, reading D.I.Y. manuals along the way. A REAL Bluesman, Mike Harding (The Mike Harding Folk Show 2015) DuChaine is about as close as it's possible to be to an authentic Delta style Bluesman in the 21st century, Review Blues in Britain magazine 2014 One of the 5 best concerts in the UK (in any music genre) The Sunday Times 2001 http://www.kentduchaine.com/

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Moore Moss Rutter

on Fri, 10 Feb 2017 at Guildford Institute 7:30pm

Tom Moore, Archie Churchill-Moss and Jack Rutter hail from three distinct regions of the UK they combine musical material, style and tradition from Norfolk, Somerset and Yorkshire respectively. Since 2009, Moore Moss Rutter have been playing as a trio, meticulously reworking English tunes and compositions into sets and songs which have been described as intelligently crafted musical adventures. Often praised for musical maturity and sophistication, it is their aim to carefully create soundscapes of mellow and precisely engineered beauty as well as wild builds of tension and tempestuous climaxes. The trio have performed widely, at venues and events ranging from Glastonbury, to folk clubs and living rooms. Moore Moss Rutter are winners of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award 2011.

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Moore Moss Rutter

on Fri, 10 Feb 2017 at Guildford Institute 7:30pm

Tom Moore, Archie Churchill-Moss and Jack Rutter hail from three distinct regions of the UK they combine musical material, style and tradition from Norfolk, Somerset and Yorkshire respectively. Since 2009, Moore Moss Rutter have been playing as a trio, meticulously reworking English tunes and compositions into sets and songs which have been described as intelligently crafted musical adventures. Often praised for musical maturity and sophistication, it is their aim to carefully create soundscapes of mellow and precisely engineered beauty as well as wild builds of tension and tempestuous climaxes. The trio have performed widely, at venues and events ranging from Glastonbury, to folk clubs and living rooms. Moore Moss Rutter are winners of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award 2011.

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The Caffreys In Concert

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

www.thecaffs.com The CAFFREYS won through to the NATIONAL FINAL! Newcastle-based band The Caffreys are hoping a new TV show could help them raise their profile outside their native North East. Rhod Gilbert's new TV series, UK's Best Part-Time Band, is a talent show with a difference as there is no prize or recording contract at the end of it instead it's about the passion that leads all sorts of ordinary Brits to spend their spare time playing live music. In the four-part series, which airs on BBC Four on Friday nights at 9pm, the Welsh comedian drives a music star Ultravox's Midge Ure, Soul II Soul's Jazzie B and former New Order bassist Peter Hook around different parts of the country in a van, picking bands for regional playoff heats before a grand finale gig in Manchester. More than 1,200 bands entered the competition, playing rock to reggae, ska to skiffle, bhangra to blues and everything in between. But all of them demonstrated an incredible passion for music and escape from the nine-to-five grind. In tonight's episode, North, which features over 20 bands, The Caffreys meet up with Rhod Gilbert and former Joy Division and New Order bassist Peter Hook, in lead singer Phil Caffrey's kitchen at his Wallsend home.

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Soundbox Presents The Gren Bartley Trio

on Fri, 10 Feb 2017 at Chester The Lock Keeper 7:30pm

Gren Bartley Trio (Gren Bartley guitar/banjo/vocal; Kath Ord violin/vocals; and Sarah Smout cello/vocals) Gren is a prolific and exceptional songwriter, whose live work captures his phenomenal guitar playing and poetry-driven lyrics, backed up by beautiful vocal harmonies and string arrangements from Kath and Sarah. 2015 saw the release of Gren's first full band-based album on Fellside Recordings, 'Magnificent Creatures', which builds upon the success of Gren's solo albums, 'Winter Fires' (2013) and 'Songs To Scythe Back The Overgrown' (2012). 'Magnificent Creatures' reflects a significant change in his musical direction, and incorporates intricate string arrangements and subtle vocal harmonies. Since its release, Gren has been touring the album to great live receptions across the UK and Europe. Gren is embarking on a new world music project for 2017, and some of the new material will feature at future concerts and festivals.

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Emily Barker

on Fri, 10 Feb 2017 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

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Sheer Music Presents... Gaz Brookfield

on Fri, 10 Feb 2017 at Devizes The Cellar Bar 8:00pm

Tour name: Sheer Music Presents... Doors 8pm. 8.45 - 9.15 - B-Sydes 9.30 - 10 - Mike Barham 10.15 - 11pm - GAZ BROOKFIELD http://www.sheermusic.co.uk

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Duotone

on Fri, 10 Feb 2017 at Stratford-upon-Avon Ryepiece Barn 7:15pm

Duotone is the alias of songwriter Barney Morse-Brown, cellist with multi-platinum artist Birdy and BBC Folk Award winners the Imagined Village, Chris Wood, Eliza Carthy and Jackie Oates. 'This is some of the most amazing music you'll witness' Tim Hartford - BBC Radio 4 'A Hidden Gem' Observer 'Beguiling and crystalline' John Metcalfe (Peter Gabriel) The ticket price includes a delicious vegetarian supper from our super chef Bev. Bring your own drink and glasses and be sure to have a magical evening you won't forget.

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Fleetwood Cave

on Fri, 10 Feb 2017 at Kenilworth The Tree House Bookshop 7:30pm

Fleetwood Cave are a wonderful combination of violin, guitar and fantastic vocals - traditional folk songs and new compositions. They are brilliant live, with great audience rapport and a vibrancy and warmth in their performance. They gave us a fantastic night at the Tree House last year and we are delighted to welcome them back! Doors open 7.30, gig starts at 8pm. NO ADMITTANCE BEFORE 7.30pm. Refreshments available, including wine. You can bring a bottle and pay £2 corkage - we have glasses and corkscrews/bottle openers.

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Mark Harrison And Charles Benfield

on Fri, 10 Feb 2017 at Wigan The Old Courts 7:00pm

Mark and Charles return to Acoustic Roots after their last hugely successful visit. Mark Harrison's unique songs are attracting a lot of attention and he has established a growing reputation for the individuality of his music. He takes elements of blues and folk, adding his own twist to produce something totally original. His music, with its memorable tunes and strong and compelling rhythms, has been going down very well with audiences of all kinds and ages. The fact that they are the only artists who, at an Acoustic Roots concert, have received 3 encores speaks volumes for the quality of the songs and musicianship. http://www.markharrisonrootsmusic.com/ 'really excellent he takes very real things, normal things that happen in life, and he writes about them in a way that makes you think afresh about them' (Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2) 'one of the British Isles' great blues singers and guitarists . totally and absolutely original' ' (Mike Harding)

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New Roots: Samantha Whates / Robin Elliot

on Fri, 10 Feb 2017 at London 14 Bacon Street 7:30pm

Friday 10th Feb. 7.30 pm. Nearest tube Liverpool Street, 10 mins walk Nearest train Shoreditch (East London Line), 3 mins walk No 14 Bacon Street is a beautifully intimate living-room like 40 capacity roots music venue, a haven of peace and tranquility in the heart of the vibrant Brick Lane area. There isn't another venue like this in London, it's like stepping into a secret folk world, you'd never know the noise and bustle of busy Brick Lane was just thirty seconds from the door, it's a magical place... SAMANTHA WHATES is a London based singer and songwriter. Her beautifully crafted, poetic songs retain a strong affinity with her Scottish roots, cultivating a sound that is thoroughly contemporary, rooted in tradition, yet uniquely her own. Recent performances include 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 Dark Nights Make For Brighter Days which has been enjoying both critical acclaim and radio play (BBC 6 Music, KCRW, Resonance FM). "Her songs made my evening, a rare treat" - James Yorkston "Just gorgeous" - Tom Robinson BBC 6Music "Understated, otherworldy...absorbing. The ghosts of Joni Mitchell, Vashti Bunyan and Suzanne Vega whisper their presence." FATEA Magazine Folk Radio UK: 'Once in a while you come across an artist who embodies the rare combination of a distinctive voice with a familiar sound. Robin Elliott is one such artist. Simple and effective arrangements contain the seeds of the potential to bring out further aspects of the songs. When I realised that Robin Elliott began his career as a professional songwriter for film and television, this made sense. This is a gentle look at a harsh world. There's a tension in that contradiction which makes his music particularly interesting. Robin Elliott is working in a folk tradition because his music is rooted in a narrative tradition, his lyrics have something to say.'

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Cajun Mardi Gras Party With Joli Blon

on Fri, 10 Feb 2017 at London Cecil Sharp House 7:30pm

Celebrate an early Mardi Gras with two fun Cajun bands. Cafe and bar open from 7.30pm Live music 8.00-10.50pm

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Cajun Mardi Gras Party With Joli Blon

on Fri, 10 Feb 2017 at London Cecil Sharp House 7:30pm

Celebrate an early Mardi Gras with two fun Cajun bands. Cafe and bar open from 7.30pm Live music 8.00-10.50pm

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Hannah Johnson & The Broken Hearts

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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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Kieran Halpin @ Wychwood Folk Club

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

Sat 11th February Kieran Halpin @ Wychwood Folk Club + support from Damian Clarke The Swan Inn, Shipton Road, Ascott -u- Wychwood, Oxon, OX7 6AY Tickets £8.00 in advance £10.00 on the door Start 8pm.Doors 7.30pm Contact: Mark/Elaine 01993831427 or 07870563299 wychwoodfolkclub@zoho.com Since 1979 Kieran Halpin has recorded 18 albums, one live DVD and published 2 songbooks with 50 songs in each book. He is a successful songwriter with many of his songs covered by other artists such as Ilse De Lange(All The Answers), Vin Garbutt, Dolores Keane, Geraldine McGowan, Tom McConville, Niamh Parsons, The Battlefield Band, Flossie and the late John Wright. In fact his songs are performed in clubs, pubs and concert halls throughout the world. Some have also been translated into German, Finnish and Spanish! He has recorded albums in his native Ireland, Scotland, London, Nashville, Oxford and Sydney. 2011 sees the release of his 20th album the devil and his dealing a remarkable achievement over a 38 year career consistently prolific and artistically inventive. The new CD has 11 new songs and features the musicianship of Yogi Jockusch on percussion, Jimmy Smith on guitar, Manfred Leuchter on accordion, Percy Pursglove on double bass and Marion Fleetwood on backing vocals. 2012 will start with the release of Songbook 3 which will contain all the songs from the last 3 CD's. Whilst his albums are always something to look forward to it is live on stage where Halpin makes his mark. Powerful and passionate, intimate and intense, he is impossible to ignore. His voice has such an edge to it that he sounds like he is living every song. He has managed to marry his intelligent and thought provoking lyrics with great melodies and has developed over the years into a writer with a style all his own. All of this is underscored by an incisive wit in his introductions which helps an audience to understand where the song comes from and hint at where it might be going. Halpin is equally at home playing to a small folk club audience and a large festival crowd. What the critics say: Songs of sheer class and originality Wonderful stage presence and surprising humour Halpin is one of the country's most intelligent writers He has a voice that sells the songs and cuts to the heart Thought provoking lyrics and memorable melodies These songs made me think, laugh and cry all in one evening Great songs, great singing and great stories

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Ray Cooper

on Sat, 11 Feb 2017 at London Green Note 2:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 2pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 2.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 3.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Ray Cooper is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist currently living in Sweden. He plays cello, guitar, mandolin, harmonica and piano and his music references the folk music of Sweden and Scotland. He cites influences as diverse as Johnny Cash, Ennio Morricone and June Tabor. Ray Cooper, previously known as Chopper, played with Oysterband for many years and during that time released 19 albums, toured 27 countries and received many awards, including five Folk Awards from BBC Radio 2. He left the band in 2012 and has since been touring extensively in Northern Europe. Cds: 2010 'Tales of Love War and Death by Hanging', 2014 'Palace of Tears' Songbook: 2015 'Ray Cooper Songs'. A third solo album is now in production.

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Jackie Oates And Megan Henwood

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

Megan Henwood and Jackie Oates sparked a friendship at Nettlebed Folk Club and discovered how effortlessly their vocals blended. In their solo careers they have both worked closely with Oxfordshire based bass player Pete Thomas, so he was the natural choice when they decided to put the band together.. He accompanies them, combining their vocal harmonies, viola, guitar with double bass. This multi award winning contemporary folk duo meld together their love of storytelling, songwriting and melody with their voices and acoustic instruments, resulting in a fresh sound that combines both reworked traditional folk song with original and contemporary material.

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Simon Spillett Quartet

on Sat, 11 Feb 2017 at Loughton Methodist Church 2:30pm

The award-winning saxophonist Simon Spillett brings his Quartet to Loughton for an afternoon fundraiser for the National Jazz Archive. The Quartet also features John Critchinson (piano), Alec Dankworth (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums). This concert is one of a series during 2017 to raise funds to support the work of the National Jazz Archive.

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Stephen Fearing

on Sat, 11 Feb 2017 at Alstonefield Village Hall 7:30pm

Multiple Juno Award winner Stephen Fearing is one of the foremost performing singer-songwriters in Canada. Mixing powerful lyrics, creative arrangements and brilliant guitar playing, Fearing has built up a loyal and dedicated international audience with a wide range of songs - from his 1988 release Out to Sea, to his current offering Between Hurricanes. A founding member of Blackie & the Rodeo Kings, Stephen has collaborated with many artists including Richard Thompson, Sarah McLachlan, Tom Wilson, Colin Linden and produced the last Suzie Vinnick album. 7.30 doors, stage-time 8.00pm. Licensed bar

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The Rumblestrutters

on Sat, 11 Feb 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... The Rumblestrutters bring you feel-good blues, jazz and ragtime of the Prohibition era. The band's vivid evocations of the music of the 1920s and '30s has earned them a reputation as one of the most authentic and popular roots bands around, with highlights including stellar performances at Birmingham International Jazz Festival and Gloucester Blues Festival. Songs of bootleg liquor, all-night parties and bacchanalia abound, tapped from a rich musical source. The Rumblestrutters bring you the authentic sounds of 1920s and '30s America!

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9bach

on Sat, 11 Feb 2017 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

9Bach formed in 2005 when Welsh singer-songwriter Lisa Jên met guitarist Martin Hoyland and they started to create music which has been credited as giving a 'new voice to Welsh song'. Their second release was awarded 'Best Album' in the public vote at the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Awards. Their 2016 record Anian is angry, sad, but most of all passionate about the state of the world if they were Scandinavian they would already be selling out stadiums.

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Brooks Williams

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

We are pleased to welcome Brooks Williams back to the Red Lion. Originally from Georgia USA Brooks is now based in the UK. He is one of the top 100 guitarists in the world and a fine singer-songwriter. Also he always has a tale or two to tell between songs. Jenny Wren and Her Borrowed Wings will be providing support with their individual take on bluesy americana blushed with country.

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Lewis & Leigh @ Cafe #9

on Sat, 11 Feb 2017 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

Lewis & Leigh started with no real plan in mind. What began as a casual songwriting session through a mutual Nashville friend has become three EPs in eighteen months. Before Lewis & Leigh, Al Lewis and Alva Leigh had both been doing the solo artist thing for a while, but suddenly the prospect of joining forces appealed to them. Lewis & Leigh flew the flag for the UK at Americana Fest in Nashville, and they were nominated for Best UK Artist and Best UK Song ("Rubble") at the UK's inaugural Americana Awards. Their Pledge Music campaign to support their debut album sold out within two weeks of going live. Last November they were Deacon Blue's Special Guest on their nationwide tour, then undertaking their own headlining tour in the New Year. It's exciting times and it seems like they're just getting started!

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New Orleans Brass Street Party Jazz With The Gator Dog Snappers

on Sat, 11 Feb 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A special Saturday night with Jamboree favourites The Gator Dog Snappers, a whopping great New Orleans Brass Band Street Party with washboard guitar and tuba blues.

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Crh Music Presents The Mastersons

on Sun, 12 Feb 2017 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

Those familiar with Steve Earle will know that Chris and Eleanor Masterson, who play in his band and often open the show for him, are two staggeringly talented musicians. According to Steve himself, "Chris is the best guitarist that's ever been in this band and Eleanor's better than any of us." In their own right, the husband and wife duo are an unmatched act - jaw dropping virtuosity, surprisingly hard hitting songs, expressive harmonies and masses of down home charm. Modern American roots music doesn't get much better.

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Ashley Hutchings - From Psychedelia To Sonnets

on Sun, 12 Feb 2017 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Ashley Hutchings MBE is renowned as the founder of Fairport Convention and other successful folk rock bands including Steeleye Span and the Albion Band (in all its many guises and reincarnations). What is less well known about Ashley is his talent as a wordsmith. In 2014 he published his first book, Words Words Words, a personal selection of song lyrics, poems, sonnets and other writings that both span his entire career and tell his story. An evening in Ashley's company is an opportunity to listen to him tell the stories behind the writings. With humour, drama and passion he takes the audience back in time to revisit the heady days of the pschedelic 60s and onward through the following years adding detail to the history of the bands he has created and describing some of the many projects he has brought to fruition. To set the scene for some of the stories, Ashley has invited talented singer/multi-instrumentalist Ruth Angell and singer/guitarist Becky Mills to share the female parts of several of the pieces that he has written and will talk about. They will also perform some of the songs and accompany him on acoustic guitar, violin and harmonium. 'Ashley Hutchings is the single most important figure in English folk rock. Before that his group Fairport Convention recorded some of the best versions of my unreleased songs. Listen to the bass playing on Percy's Song to hear how great he is.' - Bob Dylan

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Kent Duchaine

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

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Gaz Brookfield

on Sun, 12 Feb 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Following the release of his fifth studio album, "I Know My Place", Gaz Brookfield is hitting the road once again, and stopping by Bath. After selling out The Fleece, Bristol, for the fifth time, months in advance, Brookfield brings his unique blend of folk story telling, and catchy upbeat songs back to The Chapel. His latest release is receiving rave reviews from industry journalists and musical peers alike. Don't miss this chance to see these songs performed solo, for the first time, and grab a copy of the new album while you're at it. Website: www.gazbrookfield.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gazbrookfieldmusic/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/GazBrookfield Nick Parker Glastonbury (UK) based Nick Parker was 13 when he first picked up a guitar and tried to string together a few chords. By 14 he had put down the guitar and picked up the mandolin. Not least of all because he wanted to be in his brother, Ant's band and they needed a mandolin player. The first few gigs came and went, under the name 'The Mandolin Brothers' (genius) before they changed their name to 'Why?' (equally genius) and they spent the next 10 years bouncing around on stages at hundreds of venues around the UK and Europe, reeling out their folk/rock/skiffle (latterly known as friffle) sillyness to sweaty teens and twentysomethings. In February 1998 Nick finally put down his eight string and picked up a six (mainly because his fingers had gotten too fat for the intricacies of a mandolin) and started guitar band 'Tobermory'. After various false starts, a few flirtations with industry 'big' boys and a few mini tours to Germany (including one where they went all the way to the east for a three gig weekend, two of which were cancelled) Tobermory played their last gig in 2004. 'The Gadabout Crowd' was next on Nick's 'to do' list, which was more of a folky/rocky affair. The crowd dispersed after only a few months of gatherment and Nick decided to go it alone. Now under the name of 'Nick Parker' (again quite clever), Nick has released two full-length albums, 2010's 'The King of False Alarms' and 2014's 'Angry Pork and the Occasional Bird' on German label Tonetoaster Records. Starting to feel a bit lonely, Nick recruited a few mates who quickly became known as the False Alarms who took to traipsing around Europe with him, Tetrissing their drums, bass, guitars, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, lapsteel and accordion into the back of his tired old bandwagon. Playing his tongue-firmly-in-cheek folky/country/straggly songs, Nick's shows solo or with the False Alarms -are as intimate and light-hearted as they are passionate and downright sweaty. http://nick-parker.co.uk/

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The Kaela Rowan Band

on Sun, 12 Feb 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:30pm

A SUNDAY NIGHT SCOTTISH FOLK SPECIAL. Named Gaelic Singer of the Year in 2016, Kaela was the lead vocalist in Mouth Music and has worked with artists like Eliza Carthy, Karen Matheson and Shooglenifty. Singing in both Gaelic and English, she is joined tonight by Shoogles' guitarist Ewan MacPherson and percussionist James Mackintosh, co-producer of her 5-star album The Fruited Thorn. Promoted jointly with PleasePleaseYou.

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Grace Petrie At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 12 Feb 2017 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Grace is one of the most exciting and charming songwriters around. Her unique takes on life, love and politics, and the warmth and wit with which they are delivered have won over audiences everywhere, and she has quietly become one of the most respected and prolific songwriters working in the UK today. You'll see her playing at venues all over the world, but also at benefits, fund-raisers and political events. A limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You will still be able to pay on the night but please remember to get here early if doing so as show may sell out.. However we appreciate that some people wish to be assured of admission, if so you may book in advance here. NOTE: Although there is plenty of seating at the venue tickets do not guarantee a seat and latecomers may have to stand if venue full.

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Jeff Finlin/clive Barnes.

on Sun, 12 Feb 2017 at High Wycombe Secret venue 5:30pm

JEFF FINLIN RETURNS TO PROMOTE A NEW RECORD, A YEAR AFTER HIS VISIT WITH BRUNTNELL, & BARNES. PLEASE NOTE ! THIS SHOW WILL BE AN EARLY START @ 6.30PM SHARP. JEFF FINLIN RETURNS WITH CLIVE BARNES TO PLAY A VERY INTIMATE [ 30 SEATS ONLY] HOUSE CONCERT IN HIGH WYCOMBE.

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Danielle Lewis (ep Launch) With Full Band

on Sun, 12 Feb 2017 at Cardiff 10 Feet Tall 7:30pm

Fizzi presents Danielle Lewis (EP Launch) with Full Band plus support The Big Top (10 Feet Tall) Sunday 12th February 2017 Doors 7:30pm / 18+ / £7adv Anyone lucky enough to live in Wales is likely to have heard the absolutely beautiful voice and life enriching songs of Danielle Lewis. Since releasing her debut EP in July 2013, Paper Hearts, Danielle has been a live guest on three of their S4C TV programmes with more in the pipeline, been playlisted on BBC Radio Cymru, featured as Artist of the Week on BBC Radio Wales and invited onto BBC Wales' Emerging Talent Horizons Project for 2016. 'Horizons/ Gorwelion is a scheme delivered by BBC Cymru Wales in partnership with Arts Council Wales to develop new, independent contemporary music in Wales. They have this to say about Danielle : 'There is an invigorating, fresh purity to Danielle Lewis' music. Her wonderfully clear voice sounds as effortless and uncontrived as Karen Carpenter's sounds her songs are timeless folk pop songs that have the potential to appeal across generations, with a similar melodic nouse to Taylor Swift or Lucy Rose'. A choice selection of prime festival slots are offered with this opportunity including The Great Escape and Festival No. 6 as well as a coveted recording of two songs at Maida Vale in the Autumn. Two tracks from her bilingual second EP, Dreams Grow, which was self released June 2015, were used on a 'Visit Wales' online campaign. BBC Radio 3's The Verb broadcast two live performances from Hay Festival with tracks from her second EP on June 3rd 2016 and Ian McMillian was glowing in his praise, as he introduced Danielle at the opening and closing of the show. Danielle is published by Charlotte Church's company Bounce Publishing and is releasing Anywhere is Home on Folkstock Records, on July 4th 2016. Danielle's unique music does something very rare in the singer-songwriter world she exudes happiness and joy, her songs are light, her smile fills the room. She has a rare and organic natural warmth that shines through the music. Where most wallow, she soars. Bethan Elfyn, Project Manager Horizons & Specialist Music Presenter BBC Radio Wales Bridging two languages with one voice. Ian McMillan, BBC Radio 3

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Kaela Rowan

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Known for her interpretations of exquisitely crafted folk songs and dynamic musical arrangements, Kaela is joined by her band - James Mackintosh (Shooglenifty, String Sisters, Grit Orchestra) and Ewan MacPherson (Shooglenifty, Salt House, Fetch). Fresh from the launch of Kaela's acclaimed album, The Fruited Thorn (***** fRoots - see below), the Kaela Rowan Band will showcase their contemporary arrangements of the ancient and modern ballads featured on the new release, and some old favourites from her 2014 recording Menagerie.

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Fake Thackray

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

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Fake Thackray

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

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Mcgoldrick, Mccusker, & Doyle

on Tue, 14 Feb 2017 at Emsworth Baptist Church 7:30pm

Doors 7.30pm, onstage 8pm for this eagerly awaited acoustic Celtic tour de force taking a break from touring with Bob Dylan, and Mark Knopfler. Please note we can only offer a small number of discounted tickets and when they're gone, they're gone.

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Mcgoldrick, Mccusker, & Doyle

on Tue, 14 Feb 2017 at Emsworth Baptist Church 7:30pm

Doors 7.30pm, onstage 8pm for this eagerly awaited acoustic Celtic tour de force taking a break from touring with Bob Dylan, and Mark Knopfler. Please note we can only offer a small number of discounted tickets and when they're gone, they're gone.

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Claude Bourbon, Medieval & Spanish Blues

on Wed, 15 Feb 2017 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 8:00pm

Concert at 8.30pm Guitar & Songs Classically trained, Claude Bourbon is across every genre of the acoustic guitar. Spanish, Latin, Gypsy, Jazz and so impressively for the Blues, his smoky, soft vocals take you to that beautiful place occupied by the master JJ Cale. www.claudebourbon.org

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Peter Bruntnell + Jeff Finlin + Clive Barnes

on Wed, 15 Feb 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ PETER BRUNTNELL: It started back in 1995 when Peter signed to Almo Sounds, where his label-mates included Gillian Welch and Garbage. He made two albums for the label: Cannibal and Camelot in Smithereens. Grammy-winner Peter Smith (Sting/Squeeze), who produced Pete's debut Cannibal, still cites it as "one of the top 3 records I've worked on". In 1999 Peter signed to Slowriver/ Rykodisc and released Normal For Bridgwater, a record that was to be his biggest commercial success to date which won him wider acclaim in North America. Upon hearing the album, Kathleen Edwards told her producer when recording her debut Failer, "I want to make an album like this". Peter struck up a friendship with Son Volt, which resulted in them touring together. It also saw the introduction to Peter's band of 17 year-old James Walbourne. As well as playing with Peter, James is now half of the duo Rails with his wife Kami Thompson. Rather than reproduce the Americana feel of Normal For Bridgwater, Peter's restless musical spirit has seen him strike out in new direction with almost every subsequent album. Four albums for Loose continued to win him admirers - by 2005, The Independent were calling him "one of the finest songwriters in Britain" and Richmond Fontaine's front man Willy Vlautin named Peter as his favourite singer. His 2009 Loose album Peter And The Murder Of Crows is filled with psychedelic drones and mellifluous tunes; the album found reviewers and fans alike comparing him with Nick Drake and John Martyn. It was one of Q magazine's 'Albums Of The Year' and was an 'Americana Album Of The Month' in MOJO Magazine. Ever inventive, with 2011's Black Mountain UFO Peter mixed West Coast harmonies with the requisite dab of psychedelia. 2013's Retrospective featured tracks from all of Peter's albums to date and was crowned with a re-recorded version and video of 'Played Out' featuring platinum-selling Rumer. "Bruntnell has a remarkable knack for turning out big, dreamy, melodic, memorable songs" - MOJO "His songs are warm and beautifully radiant" Uncut "One of the finest songwriters in Britain" The Independent "One of England's best kept musical secrets" Rolling Stone C JEFF FINLIN: Born in Cleveland, Ohio, the grandson of Irish railroad workers (who seemed to be in the habit of leaping from trains), Jeff Finlin is a fascinating, unique artist. His career has taken many twists and turns. He began with wanderlust, traveling America using every form of transportation, with the exception of rickshaw (still on the bucket list). Having played in bands in Boston, Ohio and L.A, he finally wound up in Nashville with long-time mate and Academy Award nominee Gwil Owen ("A Softer Place to Fall") to form the rock band "the Thieves", which released the acclaimed "Seduced by Money", produced by Marshall Crenshaw on Capitol Records. In 1993, he went on to produce the self-released "Lonely Light" before going on to produce the Little Dog/ Mercury release, "Highway Diaries". The Chicago Sun Times said: "FINLIN writes with the minimalist grit of Sam Shepard and Raymond Carver - tune in and you will hear an elusive magic." Next it was on to New York, where Jeff incorporated the likes of Mark Ribot (Tom Waits and Elvis Costello) and Tony Garnier (Bob Dylan), to produce "Original Fin", which was released on BMG/Gravity in the UK and Ireland and NBFNY in the U.S. Music Row called the record: "A do it yourself piece of musical brilliance - Simply manna to the literate songwriter's soul." Uncut called Finlin - "A real find." CLIVE BARNES: Clive Barnes is a guitarist, singer and songwriter of rare quality. Clive has released four studio albums to date the latest of which The Ghost Country garnered rave four and five star reviews with previous album Welcome To Farewell winning Album of the Year in US publication Acoustic Guitar. Clive toured consistently throughout the US and Europe as a solo act and also as lap steel guitarist with the likes of Eric Bibb, Joe Cocker and Taj Mahal. He has toured as opening act with Jeff Beck, Alison Krauss, Gary Clark Jr, David Crosby, Dr. John, Greg Allman, Solomon Burke, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Seasick Steve, Rodrigo Y Gabriela and many many more. RTE's Harry Guiren noted in a review of Clive Barnes performing at Vicar Street, Dublin, "Clive is a guitarist who can make one acoustic sound like six. Barnes transported the entire, hushed venue across the Atlantic to where the paths taken by the Delta Blues, Tom Waits and Bruce Springsteen all led to his own special territory."

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The Pitmen Poets

on Wed, 15 Feb 2017 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

Since the first Pitmen Poets tour in 2011, Sam West's revival of the seminal Close the Coalhouse Door has completed a triumphant UK tour and Lee Hall's Pitman Painters has been a hit in the West End and also on Broadway. Interest in the North East's mining tradition has never been more intense. What better time could there be for an opportunity to experience the brilliant entertainment of The Pitmen Poets? The Pitmen Poets celebrate the songs, humour, and culture of North East England's Coal Mining tradition, bringing together four of the region's leading champions of its musical heritage: Ex-Lindisfarne singer and writer Billy Mitchell, songman from London's West End musical Warhorse, Bob Fox, leading exponent of Tyneside song Benny Graham, and much-covered Folk Awards nominee songwriter Jez Lowe individually and collectively the Pitmen Poets. With archive footage and photographs, this is a journey through the centuries of a once-great industry, from the songs that saw it thrive and dominate, to those that saw its demise and the resulting aftermath. 'The stark setting of New Hartley's Memorial Hall was transformed into an emotional hothouse during the concert by the Pitmen Poets. The audience sang along, laughed and also shared moments of sadness as the combined talents of Billy Mitchell, Jez Lowe, Benny Graham and Bob Fox took them on an epic journey through the life and times of the Northumberland and Durham coalfields. What a great night!' Brian Coles Rock of the North thepitmenpoets.co.uk

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Nadia Reid

on Wed, 15 Feb 2017 at London Hoxton Hall 8:00pm

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The Black Lillies

on Wed, 15 Feb 2017 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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Blue Rose Code

on Wed, 15 Feb 2017 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

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The Froe

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

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Peter Bruntnell + Jeff Finlin + Clive Barnes

on Wed, 15 Feb 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ PETER BRUNTNELL: It started back in 1995 when Peter signed to Almo Sounds, where his label-mates included Gillian Welch and Garbage. He made two albums for the label: Cannibal and Camelot in Smithereens. Grammy-winner Peter Smith (Sting/Squeeze), who produced Pete's debut Cannibal, still cites it as "one of the top 3 records I've worked on". In 1999 Peter signed to Slowriver/ Rykodisc and released Normal For Bridgwater, a record that was to be his biggest commercial success to date which won him wider acclaim in North America. Upon hearing the album, Kathleen Edwards told her producer when recording her debut Failer, "I want to make an album like this". Peter struck up a friendship with Son Volt, which resulted in them touring together. It also saw the introduction to Peter's band of 17 year-old James Walbourne. As well as playing with Peter, James is now half of the duo Rails with his wife Kami Thompson. Rather than reproduce the Americana feel of Normal For Bridgwater, Peter's restless musical spirit has seen him strike out in new direction with almost every subsequent album. Four albums for Loose continued to win him admirers - by 2005, The Independent were calling him "one of the finest songwriters in Britain" and Richmond Fontaine's front man Willy Vlautin named Peter as his favourite singer. His 2009 Loose album Peter And The Murder Of Crows is filled with psychedelic drones and mellifluous tunes; the album found reviewers and fans alike comparing him with Nick Drake and John Martyn. It was one of Q magazine's 'Albums Of The Year' and was an 'Americana Album Of The Month' in MOJO Magazine. Ever inventive, with 2011's Black Mountain UFO Peter mixed West Coast harmonies with the requisite dab of psychedelia. 2013's Retrospective featured tracks from all of Peter's albums to date and was crowned with a re-recorded version and video of 'Played Out' featuring platinum-selling Rumer. "Bruntnell has a remarkable knack for turning out big, dreamy, melodic, memorable songs" - MOJO "His songs are warm and beautifully radiant" Uncut "One of the finest songwriters in Britain" The Independent "One of England's best kept musical secrets" Rolling Stone C JEFF FINLIN: Born in Cleveland, Ohio, the grandson of Irish railroad workers (who seemed to be in the habit of leaping from trains), Jeff Finlin is a fascinating, unique artist. His career has taken many twists and turns. He began with wanderlust, traveling America using every form of transportation, with the exception of rickshaw (still on the bucket list). Having played in bands in Boston, Ohio and L.A, he finally wound up in Nashville with long-time mate and Academy Award nominee Gwil Owen ("A Softer Place to Fall") to form the rock band "the Thieves", which released the acclaimed "Seduced by Money", produced by Marshall Crenshaw on Capitol Records. In 1993, he went on to produce the self-released "Lonely Light" before going on to produce the Little Dog/ Mercury release, "Highway Diaries". The Chicago Sun Times said: "FINLIN writes with the minimalist grit of Sam Shepard and Raymond Carver - tune in and you will hear an elusive magic." Next it was on to New York, where Jeff incorporated the likes of Mark Ribot (Tom Waits and Elvis Costello) and Tony Garnier (Bob Dylan), to produce "Original Fin", which was released on BMG/Gravity in the UK and Ireland and NBFNY in the U.S. Music Row called the record: "A do it yourself piece of musical brilliance - Simply manna to the literate songwriter's soul." Uncut called Finlin - "A real find." CLIVE BARNES: Clive Barnes is a guitarist, singer and songwriter of rare quality. Clive has released four studio albums to date the latest of which The Ghost Country garnered rave four and five star reviews with previous album Welcome To Farewell winning Album of the Year in US publication Acoustic Guitar. Clive toured consistently throughout the US and Europe as a solo act and also as lap steel guitarist with the likes of Eric Bibb, Joe Cocker and Taj Mahal. He has toured as opening act with Jeff Beck, Alison Krauss, Gary Clark Jr, David Crosby, Dr. John, Greg Allman, Solomon Burke, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Seasick Steve, Rodrigo Y Gabriela and many many more. RTE's Harry Guiren noted in a review of Clive Barnes performing at Vicar Street, Dublin, "Clive is a guitarist who can make one acoustic sound like six. Barnes transported the entire, hushed venue across the Atlantic to where the paths taken by the Delta Blues, Tom Waits and Bruce Springsteen all led to his own special territory."

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The Furrow Collective

on Thu, 16 Feb 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Nominated 'Best Traditional Track' with The Unquiet Grave and Emily was nominated for 'Folk Singer Of The Year' at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016. Nominated 'Best Group' & 'Best Traditional Track' BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015 Rachel Newton, Lucy Farrell, Emily Portman and Alasdair Roberts Voices, guitar, harp, viola, concertina, saw and banjo. Described by MOJO as 'a mouthwatering collaboration', Alasdair Roberts, Emily Portman, Lucy Farrell and Rachel Newton are four fine soloists sharing a mutual love of traditional songs, from both sides of the English and Scottish borders, with playful, boundary-defying musicianship. Since their critically acclaimed debut At Our Next Meeting, The Furrow Collective has been in demand as a touring band, gigging throughout Europe and performing BBC live sessions. Hot on the heels of two BBC Folk Award nominations, they have released an outstanding five track EP Blow out the Moon last autumn, coinciding with touring, offering a tempting taster of their next album. Each band member leads a song, moving with ease from jaunty stories of ailing horses, to poignant laments and sparsely adorned supernatural ballads. Blow Out the Moon culminates with the beautiful title track, a lullaby in spine-tingling four-part harmony. Strikingly unaffected vocals are accompanied by harp, guitar, viola, concertina, piano, banjo, fiddles and musical saw. Blow Out the Moon reflects the breadth of the Furrow Collective's diversity whilst showing a crystallisation of their unique sound. It gives a taste of great things to come with the forthcoming release of their single 'Wild Hog in the Woods' out in March and the second full length album arriving later on in 2016. 'A bravely sparse and compelling new take on traditional songs... A quietly classy young folk band' Guardian 'The Furrow Collective have an air of immeasurable antiquity, while at the same time making the songs vibrantly new'. R2

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Megson

on Thu, 16 Feb 2017 at Copmanthorpe Methodist Church 7:30pm

MEGSON bring their award winning folk music to Copmanthorpe! Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards Megson draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music. The husband & wife duo bring an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars. Comprising Debs Hanna (Vocals, Whistle, Piano Accordion) and Stu Hanna (Guitar, Mandola, Banjo) Megson have gained fame on the British folk scene, not only for their arresting & intelligent songwriting, but for their exquisite musicianship and northern humour. As fRoots Magazine puts it 'if you don't like the music here then you have a problem. ' Summer 2016 saw the release of their much anticipated new studio album GOOD TIMES WILL COME AGAIN gaining them much critical acclaim. "One of the most original political folk sets of the year. Ewan MacColl would have been impressed." said The Guardian. "Relevant, thought-provoking songs that would make Woody Guthrie proud" said Acoustic Magazine. While folk broadcasting legend Mike Harding described it as "One of the top albums of 2016.". Doors 7:30pm - Music Starts 8:00pm. No alcohol but pub just a couple of minutes walk away, refreshments will be served on the premises. NOTE: For all queries please use telephone number; 01904 709713.

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Emily Barker

on Thu, 16 Feb 2017 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

Emily Barker is best known as the writer and performer of the award-winning theme to BBC TV's Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh. It will be almost exactly three years since she performed an incredible sold-out show in Hall One with her previous band The Red Clay Halo, with whom she recorded three acclaimed albums. She has since gone on to write and record her first feature film soundtrack (for Jake Gavin's lauded debut feature Hector starring Peter Mullan and Keith Allen), record and release an album of solo versions of her early songs (the UK Americana Album of the Year nominated album The Toerag Sessions) and a collaboration with two Nashville-based singer-songwriters (Applewood Road, a remarkable album of original songs recorded live around a single microphone, dubbed 'flawless' by The Sunday Times). Her new album has been recorded at Sam Phillips Recording Service in Memphis with Grammy winner Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price) and an all star cast of Memphis session players. For Emily's fans, it will be a new sound; for Emily herself, it's a return to where her love of music started: far away from Memphis or London, singing her heart out to Aretha Franklin records in her bedroom in sleepy Bridgetown, Western Australia. emilybarker.com

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The Black Lillies

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

We are delighted to bring this fantastic bill to The Greystones and to welcome outstanding US six-piece band The Black Lillies to the city and their Sheffield debut. It's nothing short of remarkable how far The Black Lillies have come in their six years, both in terms of miles and in terms of personal and musical growth. Through the ups and the downs, they've established themselves as one of the hardest-working and most dynamic bands touring today. With a re-imagined six-piece live lineup that includes new additions Sam Quinn (the everybodyfields), Mike Seal (Jeff Sipe Trio, Larkin Poe) and Jonathan Keeney (Robinella), it won't be hard to please Black Lillies fans, and with a new album this great, they're sure to bring a whole lot of new ones into the fold, too. Guests are local Sheffield heroes The Fargo Railroad Co. These guys are just getting better and better and boast a country-wide fan-base. Their studio album This One's for You was released in September to a sold-out, fanatical audience at The Greystones. A stunning show indeed! Having the Fargo boys on this bill is just perfect. Whoever you are, whatever music makes you hum, nod and tap, we hope you find some shared joy and sorrow in the sounds we make. We want to welcome all aboard to share in the Fargo experience and sincerely hope and believe it is becoming more than the sum of its parts. This engine is gonna run and everyone who gets on board is fuelling it. We hope you join us, even if just for one mile Fargo R.R.Co. Tickets available fom the venue until 6pm daily. This show will be a fantastic night of Americana in the intimate Backroom of The Greystones. We think we are onto something mighty special here and you need to be able to say: "I was there!" Get your tickets pronto!

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Neil Robben Blues Project

on Thu, 16 Feb 2017 at Cambridge The Hidden Rooms 7:00pm

Come and spend the evening with the Neil Robben Blues Project performing Soul, Funk, Blues and Grooves. Watch the jaw dropping guitar work of Neil and the mind blowing grooves of his band, all topped off with the simply stunning vocals of the incredible Sarah Brown. Expect special guests, incredible playing and a lot of dancing. Tickets are £5.00 in advance, £8.00 on the door. Drink offers include £3.00 drinks and £6.00 cocktails!

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Geoff Lakeman

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

Geoff is a Devonian singer and duet concertina player and the father of folk stars Sean, Sam and Seth. He plays an intriguing mix of folk song, Americana and 20s jazz and we happily booked him after an impressive Singers Night spot last year.

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Geoff Lakeman

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

Geoff is a Devonian singer and duet concertina player and the father of folk stars Sean, Sam and Seth. He plays an intriguing mix of folk song, Americana and 20s jazz and we happily booked him after an impressive Singers Night spot last year.

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Blue Rose Code - Live At The Full Moon, Cardiff

on Thu, 16 Feb 2017 at Cardiff The Moon Club 7:30am

"Imagine John Martyn meets a young Van Morrison, shipwrecked with a crate of Chet Baker records." "Blue Rose Code is the best act to come out of Scotland in years" Diana Schad - BBC Radio Scotland Edinburgh born Ross Wilson spent his creative formative years in East London, then moved to South England to be by the sea' s energy but it is in his homecoming that he has found where his heart is. Life wasn' t always simple for Wilson. I have swapped one type of chaos for another says Wilson. A committed enthusiast and creative whirling dervish, Wilson has seen the past few years produce his most exciting work including the album' THE BALLAD OF PECKHAM RYE' , which was nominated for the prestigious Scottish Album Of The Year Awards in 2014 and featured a roll-call of remarkable talent, including Danny Thompson, Karine Polwart, John Wetton, Aidan O' Rourke and Kathryn Williams. 'GRATEFUL', the first single from the new album, was released at the end of 2015 and was playlisted on BBC Radio Scotland for a full five weeks. In unprecedented fashion, the following two BRC singles were playlisted by Radio Scotland, making three in a row. Further praise has come from the most unexpected of quarters inHollywood 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.McGregor is featured on the follow up album ' ...AND LO! THE BIRD IS ON THE WING' along with Scotland' s Jazz and Folk greats, music legend Danny Thompson and Nashville Gospel singers, The McCrary Sisters. Speaking about the album, Wilson says, It' s an album for music fans and musicians, a challenging record. I' m passionate about that fusion of folk and jazz and where it intersects with songwriting. Working with these musicians has been a game changer.The Blue Rose Code game has certainly changed, they are heardregularly in session for the BBC (TV and Radio), STV, Alba, TG4, Virgin Radio. Live performance is where Blue Rose Code connects strongly with theiraudiences, they have toured the length and breadth of the UK selling out venues wherever they go and leaving a trail of fans in their wake. Featured in festivals Celtic Connections, Edinburgh Fringe, Looe, Summer Isles, Lindisfarne, Southern Fried, Underneath The Stars.

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The Best Of The Green Note Basement Sessions

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The GREEN NOTE BASEMENT SESSIONS has been a regular night for almost at year. Hosted by Lucy and Arazoo, it is a night for new and upcoming artists to have the opportunity to perform their music in an intimate setting in one of the most loved venues in London. This sell-out night has become such a favourite that for one night, we are moving upstairs with some of our favourite acts from the past year, who have since gone on to do wonderful things in the music world. ----------------------------------------------------------- ÖSP Born into a musical family in the valley of Svarfaðardalur, northern Iceland, Ösp has been singing and playing instruments almost since birth. Ösp moved to London in 2011 to pursue a solo career. Inspired by the vocals of Ella Fitzgerald, the stories of Joni Mitchell and by her own nordic folk roots, she began to write her own songs and for the past year she has been performing in various music venues and festivals in the UK and Iceland with her band. She is currently working on her debut album, which will be released early in 2017. Website www.ospmusic.is THE 52s The 52s have been tearing up the music scene for the past year now, and are an acoustic soul duo who mix laid back riffs and bluesy harmonies to produce new and exciting sounds. Having performed in venues around London, Oxford and Bath, they have just released their debut EP, Kumula Vista. Come along to watch them play some funky tunes on the green note stage again - this gig is not one to be missed! Facebook page: https://m.facebook.com/the52soxford/ OKTOBA Oktoba is the project of alternative folk, singer songwriter Chris Athorne. Honest story telling with an emotive deliverance leaves audiences captivated with his tales of love and life. The past year has seen performances at Latitude, The Great Escape, Secret Garden Party and Sofar Sounds. www.facebook.com/oktobamusic LOSTBOY Lostboy are a modern folk duo from the North but currently reside in Greenwich. Having been friends for 13 years they only recently formed in 2016. Mixing close harmony with Folk tunes they strive to write honest and original songs. Facebook - @lostboyduo ABIMARO Singer/songwriter Abimaro's lyrical craftsmanship and delicate melodies have set her apart as a talented wordsmith and an evocative performer. Having previously lent her vocals to the likes of Zero 7, The Cinematic Orchestra, and collaborations with the band 'The Free' , she is now embarking on a solo journey, having recently completed a UK & German tour of her latest solo release 'Something Prettier Than Before'. Confessional in nature and green in colour, her new, solo material blends the freedom of the voice & guitar, as it captures the human heart in all its intricacies and complexities. www.abimaro.com

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Todd Sharpville And His Band + Support

on Thu, 16 Feb 2017 at Chelmsford The Bassment Club 8:00pm

We are thrilled to be hosting Todd Sharville and his band where they will be promoting his brand new album.

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Steve Pledger @ The 'gate

on Thu, 16 Feb 2017 at Salisbury The Winchester Gate 8:00pm

An evening of great music as Steve Pledger returns to Salisbury as part of his 'Somewhere Between Tour' to celebrate his critically acclaimed new album of the same name. With support from Sharon Lazibyrd, whose new single 'What Time Is Later' is receiving airplay on 6 Music and many other stations. Opening the evening will be Salisbury's very own Antoine Archeteuthis. In the intimate surroundings of the Black Room at the Winchester Gate seats are very limited. Make sure you book your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

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Vin Garbutt

on Fri, 17 Feb 2017 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

Please note Old Cinema Launderette gigs are a mix of seating and standing. Please arrive early if you want a seat. If you have any disability or special requirements please email mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com Support around 19.45 and headline around 20.30 About Vin Winner of BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards "Best Live Act" Award 2001 Vin's career has spanned over 40 years of constant world wide touring which must make him some kind of elder statesman of folk. His songs were inspired by the folk tradition at the beginning of his career, they still are but have transformed into gritty social comment and life observations. He is renowned for his hilarious intros but for him his song lyrics are the crux of his performance. Vin cuts through the bull, grasping those he meets firmly by the hand and shaking them up with a dose of laughter and tears. It's a true gift to be able to make us laugh and squirm at the same time, but Vin does both. He should be prescribed on the National Health. English Folk Dance & Song Society. Every budding singer-songwriter please take note: attending a Vin Garbutt concert is now mandatory before your first public performance. Garbutt is the undisputed master of communicating with an audience. Penguin Eggs magazine. Canada BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Nominee for "Best Folk Singer" and "Best Live Act" Awards 2001 Winner of BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards "Best Live Act" Award 2001 Honorary Degree of Master of Arts awarded to Vin by Teesside University in 2001 for his music and his services to the arts and culture of the area of the North East of England. BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Nominee for "Best Live Act" Award 2007

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Mcgoldrick, Mccusker & Doyle

on Fri, 17 Feb 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Dani Wilde And Will Wilde

on Fri, 17 Feb 2017 at Wokingham Emmbrook Sports & Social Club 7:45pm

Dani Wilde needs no introduction to Wokingham Music Club as she played with Never The Bride on our opening night back in 2012. It is a pleasure to have her and her brother Will back again. They will provide us with a night of stunning acoustic blues. Both of them are Blues royalty Check out their websites http://www.daniwilde.com/ and http://www.willharmonicawilde.com/ for more details Tickets £11 in advance

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Dh Lawrence & The Vaudeville Skiffle Show

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 'A Sepia tinted blend of attitude and Americana' from the green hills and valleys of Lawrence county ... Some say, these folks have spent too long in the woods drinking moonshine! Expect folksy Americana with a jug band, skiffly groove ... It's music for your soul! Described as, "... like a breath of fresh air in a crowded musical marketplace ... with their subtle mix of traditional British Folk Music and Bluegrass, and an emphasis on witty Americana-flavoured lyrics" ..... (NO DEPRESSION The Roots Music Authority) ... Lucas Jackson (Country Retreat) said "As British as the Kinks ... but with that 60's Townes Van Zandt feel" ... Fine praise indeed! "Songs that could have been penned by The Pogues (Every City Needs A Whorehouse) or Ewan McColl (Lady Chatterley's Bower)" - Paul Kerr - Americana UK

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Forest Folk And Roots Present Stables + Support

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

From singer/songwriter Matthew Lowe (Keston Cobblers' Club) and Daniel Rymer Trenholme (The Lost Cavalry) comes their new project Stables. The Alt-Folk duo have been playing together from their days at school; after forming the successful folk-pop band Keston Cobblers Club, with Daniel moving on to study architecture whilst drumming for The Lost Cavalry and Matthew continuing to write and perform with The Cobblers and composing for film. The two have finally decided to pair up and embark on a new musical journey. Matthew wrote the album 'Beyond Brushes' at the end of 2015 - 'With a little time off from touring, I knew I wanted to get my teeth stuck into a musical side project, going back to basics: myself, a guitar and a friend to play and harmonise with. Daniel was that friend, we got together, played through the tracks and recorded them in the month of January '16 in my home studio. It all just came together, as if it'd been going for years - Stables was formed and I knew we'd created something special'. The duo put an emphasis on energy when playing live, with multiple instruments and filling the sound of a full band. Stables is a duo, but with the inclusion of notable musicians at shows and addition of a full orchestra in many recordings, the range of sound can vary hugely. Matthew says; 'I always wanted to create a simple sound, that could then be taken further when needed. From a small folk club, to a large festival stage, Stables is for 2 people who love to compose and perform, but it's not exclusive. Our goal is to fit in wherever we may play and by doing so, we embrace the idea of change from set to set, track to track with the underlining principle that we enjoy ourselves and the audience enjoy themselves. It's simple and that keeps it fun'.

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Forest Folk And Roots Present Stables + Support

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

From singer/songwriter Matthew Lowe (Keston Cobblers' Club) and Daniel Rymer Trenholme (The Lost Cavalry) comes their new project Stables. The Alt-Folk duo have been playing together from their days at school; after forming the successful folk-pop band Keston Cobblers Club, with Daniel moving on to study architecture whilst drumming for The Lost Cavalry and Matthew continuing to write and perform with The Cobblers and composing for film. The two have finally decided to pair up and embark on a new musical journey. Matthew wrote the album 'Beyond Brushes' at the end of 2015 - 'With a little time off from touring, I knew I wanted to get my teeth stuck into a musical side project, going back to basics: myself, a guitar and a friend to play and harmonise with. Daniel was that friend, we got together, played through the tracks and recorded them in the month of January '16 in my home studio. It all just came together, as if it'd been going for years - Stables was formed and I knew we'd created something special'. The duo put an emphasis on energy when playing live, with multiple instruments and filling the sound of a full band. Stables is a duo, but with the inclusion of notable musicians at shows and addition of a full orchestra in many recordings, the range of sound can vary hugely. Matthew says; 'I always wanted to create a simple sound, that could then be taken further when needed. From a small folk club, to a large festival stage, Stables is for 2 people who love to compose and perform, but it's not exclusive. Our goal is to fit in wherever we may play and by doing so, we embrace the idea of change from set to set, track to track with the underlining principle that we enjoy ourselves and the audience enjoy themselves. It's simple and that keeps it fun'.

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Dan Hartland / Chris Tye

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

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

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Deborah Carew Swing Trio

on Fri, 17 Feb 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... The Deborah Carew Swing Trio first formed after a gig at Christian Miller's monthly residency Upstair at the Ritzy back in Christma 2015 called, 'Cool Struttin', with Christian on guitar, Deborah Carew on vocals, and Marcus Penrose on double bass. An accomplished exponent of both American and Parisian swing styles, Christian is also a sought after early jazz stylist, performing regularly with the Hot Club of Jupiter, Shirt Tail Stompers, Southside Gypsy Trio top as well as working with US musicians Gordon Webster, Brandi Disterheft (NY) and Aurora Nealand (New Orleans.) Christian's own projects include The Balagan Cafe Band, which explores music from around the world and from many different eras. Marcus is a double bass player based in London. He was born and raised in Cornwall. Over the years he has played in countless different lineups and venues of all sizes and varieties in London, the UK and Europe, from the Vortex Jazz Club in London to Glastonbury Festival (2002 and 2003). Marcus was a founder member of The SE Collective, group of South London based musicians including Alam Nathoo, Peter Ibbetson, Trish Clowes and Matt Ridley, promoting regular successful jazz nights showcasing some of the UK's most cutting edge jazz and improvised music groups. Deborah has been singing for over 10 years on the London Jazz scene and included established venues such as Charlie Wrights jazz club, Royal Festival Hall foyer. Deborah had her almost sold out debut performance in early 2015 with her quartet (included John Crawford, Ben Bastin, and Eddie Hick) at the Pheasantry, in Chelsea. She is currently performing in and around London with various top musicians on the London jazz scene.

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Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman

on Fri, 17 Feb 2017 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

Wessex Acoustic is delighted to welcome back the amazing husband and wife duo of Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman. Máire is a top Irish harpist with a beautiful voice. Chris is renowned as one of the world's top guitarists. Come and hear their eclectic mix of magical music. Supporting them is Ely Folk Club and Festival stalwart, Andy Wall.

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Reg Meuross With Support, Lily Meuross, At Bristol Folk House

on Fri, 17 Feb 2017 at Bristol The Bristol Folk House 7:30pm

Reg Meuross brings new album Faraway People to Bristol's friendliest venue - The Folk House, with support from daughter, Lily Meuross. Reg Meuross is a true modern troubadour, representing contemporary English folk writing at its best. "There's something special about the way he writes and delivers a song" Townes Van Zandt. In the mid-1980s Reg Meuross formed the Panic Brothers with Richard Morton, mixing Americana with humour and slick harmonies. Then came the Flamingos, Hank Wangford, and now 11 highly acclaimed solo albums have established his songs as 'the hinges upon which swing the doors of perceptive English folk' (Folkwords). Reg's songs comment bravely on life as he sees it, bringing wide ranging stories from the ghosts of WW1 soldiers to the ravages of dementia, and some of the most beautifully disarming songs and lyrics ever written. Reg has that rare gift of being able to touch people, through his songs and performance, on a really human level. His words and music paint pictures that remain with the listener long after the song has been sung. "Meuross, quite simply, is one of the best" 
Malcolm Carter, Pennyblack Music "Powerful and moving songwriting" Martin Chilton, The Telegraph "A mighty songwriter and an equally fine singer" Martin Carthy Reg will be joined by a very special guest - his daughter Lily, who also writes and sings her own songs. Folk presenter Mike Harding has said of Lily's music: "...beautiful - as they say in Ireland - the fruit never falls far from the tree." I agree, she has a remarkable talent, and people are bound to draw parallels between her and her well established and acclaimed father, of course, but Lily strikes me as a very independent spirit and her music has its own flavour.

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The Outside Track In Concert

on Fri, 17 Feb 2017 at Doncaster Catholic Club 7:30pm

www.theoutsidetrack.com For the best in Irish, Scottish & Cape Breton Music. MAIRI RANKIN One of the hugely influential Rankin Family legends on the Canadian music scene she plays fiddle, sings and also step-dances up a storm. Born in Mabou, Nova Scotia, Mairi has been influenced by some of the best Cape Breton traditional musicians and instructors on the island. She has developed her own unique style by being immersed in such a rich musical culture. She has toured nationally and internationally as a solo artist, a sideman and is a member of the Cape Breton Celtic super group Beolach. She has performed with the Rankin Sisters, Unusual Suspects and Bruce Guthro to name but a few. Mairi has recorded one solo album, two CDs with Beolach and has been featured on numerous compilations and recordings. TERESA HORGAN Teresa Horgan, from Co. Cork, has an emotive singing style. She has just enough world weariness in her vocals to interpretsongs and make them her own. Tony Lawless, tradconnect. She has two albums with 'FullSet' and is soon releasing two albums, one with 'The Outside Track' called 'Light up the Dark' and one with guitarist, Matt Griffin, called 'Brightest Sky Blue'. She was also privileged to perform on 'The Late Late show'. She has toured extensively and shared the stage with The Chieftains, Declan O'Rourke, Andy Irvine and more. AILIE ROBERTSON Ailie Robertson from Edinburgh is widely regarded as one of Scotland's leading young traditional musicians. She is a musician in the broadest sense: composer, arranger, teacher, improviser and harp virtuoso. Her accomplishment on the clarsach is such that leading Irish flautist Niall Keegan said: Ailie's synthesis of Irish, Scottish and contemporary harping technique into an individual style represents the realisation of otherwise unimagined possibilities for the Celtic harp. Ailie grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland, and was immersed in the harp world from an early age. She began playing the clarsach when she was eleven years old and through her piano and clarsach lessons she developed a love for both classical and traditional music. In 2009 she was nominated for 'Up and Coming Artist of the Year' in the BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards. Ailie is in great demand as a teacher around the world, and has published six books of harp music FIONA BLACK From the Highland village of Evanton, Fiona Black developed a love of music and dance from a young age. The feisean movement provided her the opportunity to nurture her passion through learning to play the piano accordion. Fiona went on to attend the National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music where she honed her skills as an accordionist and gained valuable experience arranging, performing, composing and recording. Fiona set off for Limerick in 2005 where she completed a BA with Honours in Irish Music and Dance. During this degree, Fiona further developed her skills as a performer, arranger, teacher and composer while also traveling to Cape Breton during her third year of studies. Fiona's accordion style incorporates many different influences, intertwining her native Scottish style with Irish, Swedish and Cape Breton repertoire, always adding her distinctive rhythm and vibrancy.

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Jim Moray

on Fri, 17 Feb 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

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

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Phil Beer

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

Phil Beer is one of the most popular ambassadors for acoustic roots music in the country. He is the multi-instrumental half of the West Countryʼs award winning acoustic duo, Show of Hands, who simply go from strength to strength and who have sold out the Royal Albert Hall three times. He is perhaps best known as a top flight fiddler and plays in the all-star line-up, Feast of Fiddles, but his skills don't stop there, he also plays slide, Spanish and tenor guitar, mandocello, viola, mandolin and the South American cuatro, not to mention his rich vocal style. Born in Exminster, Devon, he started to play fiddle, guitar and mandolin while still at school in Teignmouth and habitually credits Davey Graham's Folk, Blues & Beyond as his inspiration for acoustic music. He played his first gig at 14 and started working as a duo with Paul Downes in 1974. He was then in the Arizona Smoke Revue and a key member of Johnny Coppin's band. His impressive track record also includes touring with Mike Oldfield and being a member of the feted Albion Band from 1984-1991. Show of Hands became a full-time partnership in the early 90's. Phil, who also has his own Phil Beer Band, famously guested on the Rolling Stones Steel Wheels album and Steve Harley's solo album, Poetic Justice. With a professional career of over 40 years, Phil has a great deal of material to draw on for his solo appearances, which are an eclectic mix of traditional tunes, covers of personal favourites by artists such as Springsteen or The Hollies, together with his own compositions, and songs from his contemporaries. All are songs and music of memory and significance sung in the subtle and melodic Phil Beer style and interjected with musings and amusings to an almost personal audience. It is a treat of past and current favourites from one of the most popular musicians on the acoustic circuit.

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Stompin' Dave & Sam Kelly

on Fri, 17 Feb 2017 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

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Bertam Levy With His Daughter Madeline On Fiddle

on Fri, 17 Feb 2017 at Towersey The Three Horseshoes 7:30pm

Bertram's repertoire is learned directly from luminaries like Henry Reed, Oscar Wright, Tommy Jarrell and Burl Hammonds whom I visited regularly in the 60s. Considered in the States as one of the tradition bearers I have been passing it on to my daughter since she was four. Our show has the charm and stellar musicianship of a father-daughter duo with unique settings of fiddle tunes, minstrel medleys,marches as well as songs and stories.

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Mankala

on Fri, 17 Feb 2017 at Presteigne Assembly Rooms 8:00pm

Brilliant band from Bristol influenced by a variety of African sounds.

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Carousel Sessions - The Good Mixer (noel O'grady, Henry Benagh, John Carty, Marcus Heron

on Fri, 17 Feb 2017 at Manchester Chorlton Irish Club 7:30pm

We have another amazing night in store with you with our famous Carousel Sessions. Noel O'Grady, Henry Benagh, John Carty and Marcus Hernon are coming together to play tracks from an album recorded in 1989. More information is attached in the press release below! "The Good Mixer How can a CD which was recorded over twenty five years ago be a contender in the 2015 traditional album of the year? Well that is exactly the case with the album 'The Good Mixer' which was launched last year. This new CD is named after a pub in Camden Town, London, called the Good Mixer which was famous for its Irish music sessions in the late 1980s. At that time the session which featured Henry Benagh on fiddle, Marcus Hernon on flute, John Carty on banjo and Noel O'Grady on bouzouki was held on stage and amplified, though there were no announcements just high octane music played amongst friends straight from the hip. The lads played to a packed house every Saturday night with traditional music players and enthusiasts from all over the capital congregating there. It was also the 'go to' spot for anyone with an interest in the music passing through London. When the long time session at the venue came to an end in 1989 the group got together for the last time at John Carty's house and recorded as much as would fit into an afternoon (with Bernadette McCarthy providing piano on some tracks). The recording has lain more or less forgotten since that time, but John was recently asked about it and was surprised at how fresh it still is twenty five years on. The sound is lively and tight and is simply the product of a group of musicians who played regularly one night a week for the love of it. It is a perfect reminder of what the pure drop was sounding like a generation ago. The Good Mixer is an utterly brilliant album that lovers of Irish music (and of session playing in particular) will want to know about, not just because it's an important historical document, but because the music it contains is electrifying. This is one of the best albums of traditional Irish you're likely to come across. The music is raw and driving with a spirit that tells a story about Irish music in London at a particular moment in time. The recording will surely bring back memories for those who were lucky enough to experience the Good Mixer in the 1980s, but it also gives the rest of us a beguiling taste of what it was like to be there. Definitely one for the collection Daniel Neely, Irish Echo, New York" Tickets are £10 for adults and £5 for Under 16s. Doors are at &.30pm with support provided by Ange Durcan and Joe Bardwell.

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Carousel Sessions - The Good Mixer (noel O'grady, Henry Benagh, John Carty, Marcus Heron

on Fri, 17 Feb 2017 at Manchester Chorlton Irish Club 7:30pm

We have another amazing night in store with you with our famous Carousel Sessions. Noel O'Grady, Henry Benagh, John Carty and Marcus Hernon are coming together to play tracks from an album recorded in 1989. More information is attached in the press release below! "The Good Mixer How can a CD which was recorded over twenty five years ago be a contender in the 2015 traditional album of the year? Well that is exactly the case with the album 'The Good Mixer' which was launched last year. This new CD is named after a pub in Camden Town, London, called the Good Mixer which was famous for its Irish music sessions in the late 1980s. At that time the session which featured Henry Benagh on fiddle, Marcus Hernon on flute, John Carty on banjo and Noel O'Grady on bouzouki was held on stage and amplified, though there were no announcements just high octane music played amongst friends straight from the hip. The lads played to a packed house every Saturday night with traditional music players and enthusiasts from all over the capital congregating there. It was also the 'go to' spot for anyone with an interest in the music passing through London. When the long time session at the venue came to an end in 1989 the group got together for the last time at John Carty's house and recorded as much as would fit into an afternoon (with Bernadette McCarthy providing piano on some tracks). The recording has lain more or less forgotten since that time, but John was recently asked about it and was surprised at how fresh it still is twenty five years on. The sound is lively and tight and is simply the product of a group of musicians who played regularly one night a week for the love of it. It is a perfect reminder of what the pure drop was sounding like a generation ago. The Good Mixer is an utterly brilliant album that lovers of Irish music (and of session playing in particular) will want to know about, not just because it's an important historical document, but because the music it contains is electrifying. This is one of the best albums of traditional Irish you're likely to come across. The music is raw and driving with a spirit that tells a story about Irish music in London at a particular moment in time. The recording will surely bring back memories for those who were lucky enough to experience the Good Mixer in the 1980s, but it also gives the rest of us a beguiling taste of what it was like to be there. Definitely one for the collection Daniel Neely, Irish Echo, New York" Tickets are £10 for adults and £5 for Under 16s. Doors are at &.30pm with support provided by Ange Durcan and Joe Bardwell.

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Red Dirt Skinners

on Sat, 18 Feb 2017 at Broseley Birchmeadow Centre 7:30pm

£10 advance, £12 on door Enquiries 07890057832

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Megson

on Sat, 18 Feb 2017 at Linthorpe St Barnabas Church 7:00pm

MEGSON bring their award winning folk music to the Boro! Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards Megson draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music. The husband & wife duo bring an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars. Comprising Debs Hanna (Vocals, Whistle, Piano Accordion) and Stu Hanna (Guitar, Mandola, Banjo) Megson have gained fame on the British folk scene, not only for their arresting & intelligent songwriting, but for their exquisite musicianship and northern humour. As fRoots Magazine puts it 'if you don't like the music here then you have a problem. ' Summer 2016 saw the release of their much anticipated new studio album GOOD TIMES WILL COME AGAIN gaining them much critical acclaim. "One of the most original political folk sets of the year. Ewan MacColl would have been impressed." said The Guardian. "Relevant, thought-provoking songs that would make Woody Guthrie proud" said Acoustic Magazine. While folk broadcasting legend Mike Harding described it as "One of the top albums of 2016.". Doors 7:00pm - Music Starts 7:30pm

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Megson

on Sat, 18 Feb 2017 at Linthorpe St Barnabas Church 7:00pm

MEGSON bring their award winning folk music to the Boro! Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards Megson draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music. The husband & wife duo bring an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars. Comprising Debs Hanna (Vocals, Whistle, Piano Accordion) and Stu Hanna (Guitar, Mandola, Banjo) Megson have gained fame on the British folk scene, not only for their arresting & intelligent songwriting, but for their exquisite musicianship and northern humour. As fRoots Magazine puts it 'if you don't like the music here then you have a problem. ' Summer 2016 saw the release of their much anticipated new studio album GOOD TIMES WILL COME AGAIN gaining them much critical acclaim. "One of the most original political folk sets of the year. Ewan MacColl would have been impressed." said The Guardian. "Relevant, thought-provoking songs that would make Woody Guthrie proud" said Acoustic Magazine. While folk broadcasting legend Mike Harding described it as "One of the top albums of 2016.". Doors 7:00pm - Music Starts 7:30pm

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Andy Twyman - One Man Blues And Comedy Band

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "The master of the one man band...a first class musician and songwriter" - Blues in Britain Magazine "The audience realised they were in the presence of a real entertainer, a provider of a refreshing blast of new blues" - Blues Matters Magazine When Andy released the first ever naked Christmas music video it hit the national headlines, leading The Mirror newspaper to ask Is this the best Christmas music video ever? With the topics of his songs ranging from chickens to Luxembourg via Pot Noodle, 24 year old Andy Twyman blends blues with humour and rock and roll to titillate your ears, mind and toes. Having performed on BBC Three and Channel 4, Andy's reputation is growing as a highly original and entertaining act. Andy first took to the stage aged 12 in pubs and clubs, with his guitar, voice and harmonica. Before hitting 18, he had gigged as a solo act in top London venues including The Jazz Café and 100 Club. Driven to create a distinctive and exciting act, Andy learnt to play foot operated drums, giving his songs a beat to get people on their feet. Drawing on influences as diverse as Muddy Waters, Monty Python, the White Stripes and Noel Fielding he developed a one man band show. In recent years Andy has brought this show to Spain, the Netherlands and France, has had airplay on BBC Radio Kent and London's Resonance 104.4FM, and has had articles written about his music in The Sun, the Mirror, and The Daily Mail newspapers. When the summer arrives, Andy finds himself having fun at festivals all over the country inducing laughter and dancing amongst the drunk and disorderly. Allow Andy to tickle your funny follicles with lyrics absurd and profound, and dazzle your ear drums with music and sound. You know you want to. His guitar sounds either stoic like John Lee Hooker or grooves like Bo Diddley - Wasser-Prawda (Germany) "A one man band with edge...an excellent, versatile, contemporary singer songwriter that gives the blues a new take with humour" - Lancashire Blues Archive

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Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin

on Sat, 18 Feb 2017 at Newbury ACE Space 8:00pm

Thanks to the chance encounter when last month's guest Steve Knightley came across Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin busking, this duo came to the attention of the wider public when they toured with Show of Hands. Since that time they have gone from strength to strength being awarded Best Duo in the 2014 BBC Folk Awards and nominated again in 2016 along with many other awards and plaudits. The alchemy of Martin's ever evocative songwriting, fiddle and banjo playing and the much extolled skills of Henry on dobro, harmonica and lap steel fuse into a wholly distinctive world sound - songs of lament, tunes of hope, and totally unpredictable twist and turn music. Never forgetting the pair of fabulous voices working in tight harmony.

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Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin

on Sat, 18 Feb 2017 at Newbury ACE Space 8:00pm

Thanks to the chance encounter when last month's guest Steve Knightley came across Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin busking, this duo came to the attention of the wider public when they toured with Show of Hands. Since that time they have gone from strength to strength being awarded Best Duo in the 2014 BBC Folk Awards and nominated again in 2016 along with many other awards and plaudits. The alchemy of Martin's ever evocative songwriting, fiddle and banjo playing and the much extolled skills of Henry on dobro, harmonica and lap steel fuse into a wholly distinctive world sound - songs of lament, tunes of hope, and totally unpredictable twist and turn music. Never forgetting the pair of fabulous voices working in tight harmony.

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Stan Webb's Chicken Shack

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

Stan Webb is recognised high in the top ten of British blues guitarists. He started Chicken Shack in 1965 and within two years they were topping the charts with'I'd Rather Go Blind' featuring Christine Perfect (aka McVie), later of Fleetwood Mac' Rumours' era. Stan's style owes much to his friend and mentor, the legendary Freddie King, who inspired Stan Webb's delicate vibrato and sustain, and above all else his emotive blues tone. Aside from a stint with Canned Heat (the only UK guitarist to ever play with them) and Savoy Brown, Stan continues to tour Chickenshack in Europe and occasionally in the UK.

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Jackson & Morgan

on Sat, 18 Feb 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Blues guitarist Barry Jackson teams up with top pianist Bob Morgan for a night of blues, folk and boogie-woogie. Both Barry Jackson (vocals, guitar) and Bob Morgan (keyboards, clarinet) are well-known on the London blues scene, and a mutual love of the quieter, quainter backwaters of blues music led them to team up. Their music includes originals and their own distinctive interpretations of blues songs from the 1920s onwards. Expect songs of love, death, sex and redemption. And of a delinquent father.

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Giles Hedley & Richard Sadler

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

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Wör

on Sat, 18 Feb 2017 at London Heath Street Church 7:00pm

"Wör's album is brilliant. It's very exciting to hear a young band reinterpreting old manuscripts in a refreshing and new way" - Sam Sweeney - BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician Of The Year 2015 New energy for 18th century tunes from Belgium Back to the 1780's! If it sounded good back then, why not today? With their finely textured arrangements WÖR injects new energy into 18th-century tunes from the Flanders region of Belgium. Their music shines an inventive spotlight, with a modern twist, on tunes from the manuscripts of De Gruijtters (Antwerp, 1746), Van Belle (Van Belle, 1743), De Prins (Leuven, 1781) and many more. Their album, Back to the 1780's, was produced by Ian Stephenson and released on the Appel Rekords label. They toured both in Europe (including at the Shetland Folk Festival, Dranouter Festival, Parkfest,..) and in the USA.

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Hampshire Traditions At Whitchurch

on Sat, 18 Feb 2017 at Whitchurch The Gill Nethercott Centre 10:00am

10.30 - 11.20 Bob Askew talk on Gardiner & Purslow 11.20 - 11.30 Tea 11.30 - 12.30 Harmony workshop with Bryony Griffith 12.30 - 1.30 Lunch break (possible singing session in side room) 1.30 - 2.20 Gwilym Davies talk 'Song collecting in Hampshire in the 70s' 2.30 - 3.30 Southern Stepping workshop with Simon & Jo Harmer 3.30 - Tea 4 - 5.30 - Concert with Geoff Jerram (tbc), Anna Baldwin, Gwilym Davies, Carolyn Robson and Moira Craig 5.30 - 7.30. Dinner break (possible singaround in side room) 7.30 - 10.15 Concert with Andover Loft Singers, The Askew Sisters, Paul Sartin, Bryony Griffith and Jackie Oates

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Hampshire Traditions At Whitchurch

on Sat, 18 Feb 2017 at Whitchurch The Gill Nethercott Centre 10:00am

10.30 - 11.20 Bob Askew talk on Gardiner & Purslow 11.20 - 11.30 Tea 11.30 - 12.30 Harmony workshop with Bryony Griffith 12.30 - 1.30 Lunch break (possible singing session in side room) 1.30 - 2.20 Gwilym Davies talk 'Song collecting in Hampshire in the 70s' 2.30 - 3.30 Southern Stepping workshop with Simon & Jo Harmer 3.30 - Tea 4 - 5.30 - Concert with Geoff Jerram (tbc), Anna Baldwin, Gwilym Davies, Carolyn Robson and Moira Craig 5.30 - 7.30. Dinner break (possible singaround in side room) 7.30 - 10.15 Concert with Andover Loft Singers, The Askew Sisters, Paul Sartin, Bryony Griffith and Jackie Oates

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New Roots: Mg Boulter / Ben Smith & Jimmy Brewer

on Sat, 18 Feb 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

M G Boulter is a singer and songwriter living on the coast of the Thames Estuary, England. Releasing his debut album in Spring 2012 under the name The Whispering Pines, Boulter has been an integral member of leadimg UK Americana band The Lucky Strikes since 2007, starting out on bass before switching to guitar and vocals, as well as penning much of their material. Since accompanying Simone Felice (The Felice Brothers) on various dates including a prestigious Green Man Festival headline set in 2011, Matthew has become a full member of The Simone Felice Band, touring the US and UK, also opening shows as solo performer. As a much sought after pedal steel and guitar player he has also worked with Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes), Mumford & Sons, and is currently touring in Emily Portman's Coracle Band and Blue Rose Code. Gorgeous, in a word ★ ★ ★ ★ Uncut Highly Recommended ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Independent on Sunday Lovely.. ★ ★ ★ ★ Mojo Brings freshness to songwriting ★ ★ ★ ★ Telegraph The best of 2016, no contest ★ ★ ★ ★ The Morning Star Website: http://mgboulter.co.uk/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IlNmeBnP8I Legendary singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading discovered Ben Smith and Jimmy Brewer in 2012, choosing them to support her on tour. She loved them so much she called them again in 2015 to repeat the engagement. The duo combine classic close harmony style with superbly honed songwriting craft to produce a brilliantly accessible roots sound, taking influence from the The Everly Brothers to Simon & Garfunkel, John Martyn to the countrified Grateful Dead. They've just released their eponymous debut EP, great things await. Website: http://bensmithandjimmybrewer.com/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaWFEYSx9WI

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The Black Lillies

on Sat, 18 Feb 2017 at London Nell's Jazz and Blues 7:00pm

The Black Lillies are a band for the ages: rich, rootsy tunes performed with as much heart as technical virtuosity. If you ask them, they'll tell you they play Tennessee music combining strains of swampy Memphis soul and blues with Nashville's classic country and East Tennessee's traditional Appalachian style while Rolling Stone describes it as country music with a soul-rock infusion, supported by bandleader Cruz Contreras' smart songwriting and tight musicianship. Either way, it's music that stirs your soul, touches your heart and makes you want to dance. www.theblacklillies.com

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Full English Breakfast Feb

on Sat, 18 Feb 2017 at Huddersfield The Red and Green Club 7:30pm

Beat the winter blues with FEB in Feb : Unplugged, upclose and acoustic. This 6-piece band is rooted in the Colne and Holme Valleys, with a little Leeds spice thrown in. Playing a total of 18 different instruments, FEB will enchant with their mix of traditional and original tunes. Sup a local ale and enjoy !

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Helter Skelter With Chavo + Guests

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

Chavo are a sweetly seductive, percussion heavy, mandolin infused, vintage keys indie band with pounding bass lines, 4-floor dance rhythms and harmonic discord. They've a firm footing in the West with a nod to the East. They also have touches of revenge film, '70s funk and dancehall.

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Hampshire Traditions At Whitchurch

on Sat, 18 Feb 2017 at Whitchurch The Gill Nethercott Centre 7:30pm

10.30 - 11.20 Bob Askew talk on Gardiner & Purslow 11.20 - 11.30 Tea 11.30 - 12.30 Harmony workshop with Bryony Griffith 12.30 - 1.30 Lunch break (possible singing session in side room) 1.30 - 2.20 Gwilym Davies talk 'Song collecting in Hampshire in the 70s' 2.30 - 3.30 Southern Stepping workshop with Simon & Jo Harmer 3.30 - Tea 4 - 5.30 - Concert with Geoff Jerram (tbc), Anna Baldwin, Gwilym Davies, Carolyn Robson and Moira Craig 5.30 - 7.30. Dinner break (possible singaround in side room) 7.30 - 10.15 Concert with Andover Loft Singers, The Askew Sisters, Paul Sartin, Bryony Griffith and Jackie Oates

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Tannahill Weavers

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

...an especially eloquent mixture of the old and the new... NEW YORK TIMES The Tannahill Weavers are one of Scotland's premier traditional bands. Their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies. Their music demonstrates to old and young alike the rich and varied musical heritage of the Celtic people. These versatile musicians have received worldwide accolades consistently over the years for their exuberant and humorous performances and outstanding recording efforts that seemingly can't get better...yet continue to do just that. The Tannahill Weavers have turned their acoustic excitement loose on audiences with an electrifying effect. They have that unique combination of traditional melodies, driving rhythmic accompaniment, and rich vocals that make their performances unforgettable. As the Winnipeg Free Press noted, "The Tannahill Weavers - properly harnessed - could probably power an entire city for a year on the strength of last night's concert alone. The music may be old time Celtic, but the drive and enthusiasm are akin to straight ahead rock and roll." Born of a session in Paisley, Scotland and named for the town's historic weaving industry and local poet laureate Robert Tannahill, the group has made an international name for its special brand of Scottish music, blending the beauty of traditional melodies with the power of modern rhythms. The Tannahill Weavers began to attract attention when founding members Roy Gullane and Phil Smillie added the full-sized highland bagpipes to the on-stage presentations, the first professional Scottish folk group to successfully do so. The combination of the powerful pipe solos, Roy's driving guitar backing and lead vocals, and Phil's ethereal flute playing breathed new life into Scotland's vast repertoire of traditional melodies and song. Three years and a dozen countries later, the Tannahills were the toast of Europe, having won the Scotstar Award for Folk Record of the Year with their third album, The Tannahill Weavers. Canada came the next summer, with thousands at the national festivals in Vancouver, Winnipeg and Toronto screaming an approval that echoed throughout the Canadian media. The Regina Leader-Post wrote, "The Tannahill Weavers personify Celtic music, and if you are given to superlatives, you have to call their talent 'awesome'." Since their first visit to the United States in 1981, the Tannahills' unique combination of traditional melodies on pipes, flute and fiddle, driving rhythms on guitar and bouzouki, and powerful three and four part vocal harmonies have taken the musical community by storm. As Garrison Keillor, the host of "A Prairie Home Companion", remarked, "These guys are a bunch of heroes every time they go on tour in the States". Over the years the Tannies have been trailblazers for Scottish music, and their tight harmonies and powerful, inventive arrangements have won them fans from beyond the folk and Celtic music scenes. The Ithica Journal writes, "Travelling overseas to perform always thrusts the artist into the role of cultural ambassador. Audiences inevitably scrutinize the music more closely than their own. If that is the case, the Tannahill Weavers make Scotland out to be a country to desire, one with a utilitarian appreciation of the old, an acceptance of the new and a quick and playful wit." In 2011 the band was inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame, and in 2014 they were joined by innovative piper Lorne MacDougall. Lorne comes with a high pedigree, having arranged and performed pipes for the Disney Pixar movie Brave, and Dreamworks How to Train Your Dragon 2, along with a long list of other accomplishments. With the release of the Tannahill's 17th recording, Live and In Session, on award-winning label Compass Records, they are firmly established as one of the premier groups on the concert stage. From reflective ballads to footstomping reels and jigs, the variety and range of the material they perform is matched only by their enthusiasm and lively Celtic spirits. "These guys are a bunch of heroes every time they go on tour in the states." - Garrison Keillor, A Prairie Home Companion "...the Tannies are the best that Scotland can aspire to (and believe me, that is THE BEST)." - The Living Tradition "This is a wall of sound." - Geoffrey Stokes, The Village Voice "The group that introduced a generation raised on rock 'n' roll to the power and joy of Celtic music." - The Oregonian, Portland OR "the Weavers' unpretentious manner and superlative playing set them apart from most other Celtic groups... In a world where good taste has become a scarce commodity, the Tannahill Weavers are a wealthy bunch." - The Charleston Gazette, Charleston, SC "the Weavers combine tradition with the spirit and energy of rock 'n' roll into an entertaining and satisfying evening of music, humor and joy." - News & Observer, Raleigh, NC "their great humour and superb musicianship make them on of the finest bands on the circuit." - Rogue Folk Review "there probably aren't too many bands hiding on the misty moors who can match the Tannahill Weavers for consummate musicianship, a grasp of the traditional canon and the kind of group cohesiveness that borders on telepathy. one of the most exciting ensembles currently recording in any genre." - Ron Hubbard, Knight-Ridder Newspapers "world class musicians with passion and a healthy sense of fun, keeping alive and making accessible the very heart of the tradition itself." - Mojo Magazine www.tannahillweavers.com/

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Crh Music Presents Lewis And Leigh

on Sun, 19 Feb 2017 at Bristol The Golden Lion 7:30pm

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Connla

on Sun, 19 Feb 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Fiery is a term that's frequently used to describe great Irish trad and when applied to the music and performance - of Connla, the fit is perfect. These five tremendous musicians came together while studying at Ulster University. Their debut EP won them loads of attention and rave reviews. Irish Music magazine said of the sampler: Consider this your early warning systemthere is something serious on the horizon and that creative storm is Connla. Their 2016-issued album, River Waiting, won them even more well-deserved exposure. When legendary folk hero Mike Harding played tracks on his radio show, he told listeners: This is a terrific band - go and see them if you get the remotest chance! No surprise, really as they had already been crowned Best New Group in the 'Live Ireland' 2016 Awards. Continually described as folk sensations by critics, reviewing the new album, R2 magazine called the collection astonishing and intoxicating. Awarding the CD a 4-star rating, Songlines concluded: A band this young shouldn't be this good! The band created such an impact when touring in 2016 that they won a main stage slot at Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall during the city's Celtic Connections Festival.

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The Tom Mcconville Band

on Sun, 19 Feb 2017 at Topsham Matthews Hall 7:30pm

Live performances of The Tom McConville Band combine a rollercoaster of musical delights from fast, rhythmic dance tunes through beautiful slow airs and of course, great singing with fantastic harmonies; all presented with that inimitable sense of humour and style. Fronted by the incendiary fiddle playing of BBC Radio 2 Musician of the Year Tom McConville, the band also features accordion player Shona Kipling, guitarist David Newey and Phil Murray - the man Mike Harding called 'the best acoustic bass player in Britain'. 'One of the greatest violinists I've ever heard and by far the biggest influence in my music - A true master' - Seth Lakeman Starts 8pm

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Koral Society At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 19 Feb 2017 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

A new name for us but this promises to be a very special evening. Caroline Trettine's guitar-based songs are transformed by the virtuosic Mosi Conde on kora and Alison Rayner on double bass into fine, vibrant melodic textures and intricate rhythms. The inspired flourishes of Mosi's kora, anchored by Alison's graceful bass give Caroline the vocal space to explore her songs' passion and poetry. They are all experts in their musical green fields, coming together to create original world class culturally blended folk music. A limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You will still be able to pay on the night but please remember to get here early if doing so as show may sell out.. However we appreciate that some people wish to be assured of admission, if so you may book in advance here. NOTE: Although there is plenty of seating at the venue tickets do not guarantee a seat and latecomers may have to stand if venue full.

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Wilson - Wakeman

on Sun, 19 Feb 2017 at London Nell's Jazz and Blues 7:00pm

For the first time, Adam Wakeman and Damian Wilson will embark on duo acoustic tour, featuring Damian on vocals and acoustic guitar and Adam on piano, vocals and acoustic guitar. They'll be playing songs from their individual back catalogues and artists they have worked with, along with tracks from their new album Weirkeepers Tale, intertwined with stories and memories from their extensive touring careers, this is a show not to be missed. Adam Wakeman Most well known as the keyboard player with Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath, Adam has also released 9 albums with father Rick Wakeman (Progressive rock band YES and TV series Grumpy Old Men) as well as releasing 4 solo albums. As a classically train pianist, his albums cross many genres and styles from classical, to Rock. He co wrote the 2010 platinum selling album Scream with Ozzy Osbourne and has toured extensively with Ozzy, Travis, Annie Lennox, Will Young, Slash, 10CC and many more. The most recent Black Sabbath THE END world tour saw over 80 shows in 30 countries around the world to over a million people. www.adamwakeman.co.uk Damian Wilson is a singer-songwriter widely known for his contribution to the progressive rock and metal genre as lead singer for bands such as Threshold, Headspace and Landmarq. He has recorded four solo albums; Cosmas, Disciple, Live in Rehearsal and Let's Start a Commune. Aside from performing as a solo artist, he has often performed with several guest musicians as the Damian Wilson Band. The last DWB tour was filmed and released on DVD. As a well respected and highly sought after guest vocalist he has worked on projects with Ayreon, Star One and Gary Hughes. Damian has also worked with Rick Wakeman's English Rock Ensemble, Guy Fletcher, Aina, After Forever, Mostly Autumn and Praying Mantis. He is currently frontman for the Maiden United project. He played the lead role of Jean Valjean in Les Misérables on their UK National Tour. Ronnie James Dio is quoted as saying; "Damian has one of the most versatile voices in rock with an incredible range www.damian-wilson.net

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Geoff Lakeman

on Sun, 19 Feb 2017 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

Name strikes a chord huh? Yup, he's the father of those three lads who've done OK for themselves. Traditional songs from this patriarch with concertina accompaniment. West Country material in the main and inspirational.

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Tsvey Kipperim

on Sun, 19 Feb 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Don Kipper ​are a multi award-winning 7-piece ensemble playing and transforming a wide range of traditional musical forms reflecting the cultural diversity of North East London,​ from​Turkish and ​Greek Folk Musics to ​Romani music and ​Klezmer​. ​Separated from the shoal, two breakaway Kippers, ​The Tsvey Kipperim​, Daniel Gouly and Josh Middleton, delve deeply in the ​n​eshama (spirit) of Jewish music. With wit, joy, and sadness in equal measure, they take an audience on an odyssey through the ​D​obridens, ​T​erkishers, ​F​reylekhs, an​d ​Zhoks at the very core of the Klezmer repertoire. Through the intimate interplay between accordion and the clarinet, these two musicians explore the potentials that a deep working relationship, a shared love for the tradition, and a profound friendship can create. So tight it sounds like one divine entity is playing the band Max Reinhardt, Late Junction - BBC Radio 3 Sure to send shivers down your spine Songlines Spectacular Mary Ann Kennedy, World on 3 Unbridled musical passion & virtuosic mastery DJ Ritu, A World in London - Resonance FM Presented by Mosaic Nights... A monhtly series of concerts. Curated by cellist Shirley Smart, the series features bands and projects which lie in the spaces between jazz, world, folk and classical music.

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Ewan Macpherson "fetch!"

on Sun, 19 Feb 2017 at Inverness Glen Urquhart Public Hall 3:30pm

Our first "Tea and Tunes" concert of the year features the utterly wonderful multi-instrumentalist Ewan Macpherson, founder member of Fribo and Salthouse, and of course latterly mandolinist with Shooglenifty As if that isn't enough, he's bringing the also wonderful Alasdair White from Lewis (Battlefield Band) on fiddle and Aaron Jones (Old Blind Dogs) on bouzouki/guitar with him. The trio will be playing tracks from Ewan's self-penned solo album, "Fetch!", released last November, featuring some of the very finest names in Scottish traditional music. Tea and baking in the interval is, as always, included in the ticket price.

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Ewan Macpherson "fetch!"

on Sun, 19 Feb 2017 at Inverness Glen Urquhart Public Hall 3:30pm

Our first "Tea and Tunes" concert of the year features the utterly wonderful multi-instrumentalist Ewan Macpherson, founder member of Fribo and Salthouse, and of course latterly mandolinist with Shooglenifty As if that isn't enough, he's bringing the also wonderful Alasdair White from Lewis (Battlefield Band) on fiddle and Aaron Jones (Old Blind Dogs) on bouzouki/guitar with him. The trio will be playing tracks from Ewan's self-penned solo album, "Fetch!", released last November, featuring some of the very finest names in Scottish traditional music. Tea and baking in the interval is, as always, included in the ticket price.

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The Outside Track

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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.

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Crh Music Presents Chuck Prophet And Mission Express

on Mon, 20 Feb 2017 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

Chuck Prophet returns with the Mission Express in support of his new album, his thirteenth. Every release ups the quality stakes on his records, from the amazing 'Let Freedom Ring', to 'Temple Beautiful' and his last album 'Night Surfer'. Where Chuck excels the most is playing live with his two hour powerhouse shows pulling tracks from his massive back catalogue and stretching them out with epic guitar solos on tracks like 'You Did' or 'Castro Halloween'. Since emerging onto the music scene at age 18 as a member of the seminal rock band Green on Red, he has collaborated with everyone from Warren Zevon, Kelly Willis, Jim Dickinson, Alejandro Escovedo and Lucinda Williams. Chuck's music has been featured in films as well as the hit tv shows True Blood, Californication and Sons of Anarchy and has most recently been covered by Bruce Springsteen. An awesome musician fronting an immaculate band, Chuck Prophet defines modern American music.

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The Foxglove Trio

on Mon, 20 Feb 2017 at Chesham Folk Club 8:15pm

The Foxglove Trio are Ffion Mair, Cathy Mason and Patrick Dean. They are a group of multi-instrumentalists, who perform mostly traditional songs from around the British Isles in English and Welsh. Gathering material from sessions, published song collections and contemporary artists, these talented musicians and performers are making a name for themselves on the UK folk scene for their beautiful harmonies, creative new arrangements and powerful live performances.

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Worry Dolls

on Tue, 21 Feb 2017 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

Worry Dolls are a folk duo that have been making waves in the London Indie Folk scene, and across the UK from Glastonbury Festival to Derry, collecting praise and accolades as they go. Many will have seen the Worry Dolls supporting Joan Armatrading on tour, or may have heard their songs played on Radio 2 and BBC6 Music. Their bond was created through their fiery locks, but developed through creating music which is characterised by sublime harmonies, and tongue in cheek, honest lyrics. The brilliantly quirky duo Worry Dolls a super shiny beacon of joy in a dreamland far,far away from the persistently 'regular' sound of folk that's flooding the charts right now" The Huffington Post It's no secret that we think Worry Dolls are pretty special" For Folk's Sake "Two girls about to break your heart, sew it back together and leave you smiling for days." Declan Bennett (Once the Musical/Eastenders)

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Alex Rennie & The City Bohemians Ep Launch

on Tue, 21 Feb 2017 at Salford The Eagle Inn 7:00pm

Alex Rennie & The City Bohemians play a full band set at The Eagle Inn Salford as part of their February 2017 'Over That Hill' EP launch UK tour.

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Stephen Fearing

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Canadian song maestro STEPHEN FEARING is back after a busy few years performing and writing with others (Blackie & the Rodeo Kings, Fearing & White) now comes an opportunity to relish Stephen Fearing solo again. Listening to the songs on the long anticipated new album 'Every Soul's A Sailor' you'll be struck by his voice, melodies and stories - Stephen's on top form proudly wearing his influences whilst holding on to his truly original voice; as one reviewer puts it ...music isn't just what he does, it's who he is. Stephen is a great performer with the wow factor, as well as being an all-round nice chap! Stephen Fearing is one of Canada's most respected performers. A stunning guitar player with a smooth, intimate and powerful voice, who throughout his career has penned some of the most literate, stirring and emotionally charged "folk" music you're ever likely to hear. Why not come along and experience it for yourself and find out what all the fuss is about... and as suggested by No Depression sit and listen long. Fearing delivers his reflections, recollections and observations with an enveloping lyricism and he has in the past quarter century become the complete artist. - Penguin Eggs ...nothing short of magnificent. What an amazing collection of songs! ...one of the music world's finest in the craft and art of the song. - Bob Chelmick, CKUA Radio ...showcase Fearing's arresting voice, accomplished acoustic picking, and his ability to turn a phrase with ease. The storied songs invite you to grab a coffee, and sit and listen long. - No Depression www.stephenfearing.com

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Balsamo Deighton

on Wed, 22 Feb 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Americana duo Balsamo Deighton release their debut album 'Unfolding'. Steve Balsamo and Rosalie Deighton - both respected vocalists, musicians and songwriters in their own right have joined forces to record a collection of 'grown up songs on the human condition'. Influenced by a wealth of classic writers and musicians - from Gram Parsons, Crowded House and Steve Earle to Tom Petty, Ryan Adams, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss - Balsamo Deighton's songs pretty much nod and wink to them all. The duo are two close friends, simply making music that they love. I love Rosalie's ethereal voice and knew that although we are very different singers something magical was happening says Steve. They instinctively knew what harmonies to sing, Singing with Steve takes me to a happy place where even the best wine in the world can't take me! jokes Rosalie. After meeting 10 years ago at Martin Terefe's London recording studio - where they were working on their respective debut solo albums - they bonded over a love of 70s singer/songwriters, country music and cake and vowed to record together as they felt their voices blend together and give what Emmylou Harris calls 'the rub' - two harmonies melting into one. Several times around the world in various musical guises, their paths crossed again when Rosalie who grew up in the successful folk band The Deighton Family and is considered one of Britain's finest female vocalists - supported Steve's highly regarded band The Storys. Having returned from touring with the likes of Elton John, Santana, Celine Dion and Joe Cocker, The Storys asked Rosalie to collaborate with them. When The Storys decided to call it a day, Steve and Rosalie took it as a sign that the time was right to make some music together. They called on friend and songwriter Julian Wilson of Grand Drive, and slowly and quietly kicked some ideas around at his South London studio. These initial sessions were inspiring, fun and very rewarding and all three realised that indeed they had found 'the rub'. Recording began in earnest with producer and songwriter John Reynolds (Sinead O'Connor, The Indigo Girls and U2), tracking the first song ideas at his North London studio. The PledgeMusic fan-funded album boasts an eclectic mix of stories inspired by their lives. Title track 'Unfolding' is about receiving the dreaded letter from the army as Steve explains, The Storys were once contacted by a father who had lost his son in Afghanistan. They were both fans of the band and they sent a representative of his squadron to collect one of our songs the day before the funeral. It was incredibly moving to be a part of his story, and Unfolding is our reaction to it. 'The Dream Song', an upbeat hopeful anthem, is inspired by a conversation between Steve and the late Jon Lord's widow in which they both talked about meeting Jon in dreams and how, as in life, he reassured them to keep the dream alive. Love is represented, of course: while atmospheric love song 'Long Way Round' was written after Rosalie discovered an affair, country style ballad 'Run Back To Your Life' tells a tale of falling in love with the right person at the wrong time. Meanwhile, 'The Ghost Of Me And You' is about two lovers trapped in a relationship that's dead and, if you listen closely, the voice of a ghost (recorded by Steve at a paranormal investigation) can be heard whispering I kissed her. Last year the duo performed at Country 2 Country 2015 at the O2, cementing their place in the burgeoning Americana/Alt-Country scene in the UK, where the pair recorded an acoustic session on the Emirates Airline cable car at the event for The Telegraph. Balsamo Deighton are looking forward to heading out on the road to support 'Unfolding'. This year they are heading back to C2C to appear on Bob Harris' stage, Under The Apple Tree in Building 6. Drive On will be the next single for radio in the UK and Germany. 'a masterclass in closely harmonised, West Coaststyle rock' Sunday Express 'the voices are infallible, the musicianship remarkable and the potential abounding' Maverick 'Expect to find yourself singing along at the top of your voice after just a couple of plays' Hi-Fi News 'Their Songwriting is excellent' R2 Magazine 'Expectations were high. Good news is: no-one will be disappointed!' R2 Magazine 'Balsamo Deighton could be on to a winner here' Mojo 'A cut above the rest' Classic Rock Society

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Ben Glover

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

Doors 7.30pm for an 8pm start

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Grant Lee Phillips

on Wed, 22 Feb 2017 at Leeds Brudenell Social Club 7:30pm

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Steve Knightley The Landlocked Tour 2017

on Wed, 22 Feb 2017 at Uffculme Magelake Hall 7:30pm

A STEVE KNIGHTLEY SOLO EVENING PART OF HIS MASSIVE 2017 UK TOUR

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Wilcox:hulse / Breeze & Wilson

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

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New Roots Presents Tobias Ben Jacob & Lukas Drinkwater / Ned Roberts

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

Weds 22 Feb The Harrison WCiH 8JF Blessed with a wonderfully emotive voice and a talent for songwriting that ranges from the intimate to the epic, Tobias Ben Jacob played in 'The Roots Union' alongside Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin (winners of Best Duo at the BBC Folk Awards.) Some career highlights to date have included a session for BBC's 'Late Junction' on Radio 3, sharing the stage with Fleet Foxes J.Tillman, and appearances at Glastonbury, Green Man, Secret Garden Party, Larmer Tree and Electric Picnic. Upright bass player Lukas Drinkwater is in heavy demand as a performer and session musician having performed and recorded with a catalogue of acclaimed artists. Rock'n'Reel magazine describe their sound together as 'inventive and thrilling', R2 magazine have recently included them on their covermount cd, and the duo have been featured on Tom Robinson's 6Music show and Mark Radcliffe's BBC Radio 2 folk show. Ned Roberts is a wonderfully accomplished folk musician with a timeless quality to his sound. His perfectly balanced Laurel Canyon-esque songs delivered with a poetic turn of phrase, excellent musicianship and a perfectly judged vocal sensibility sit comfortably amongst the classics of the acoustic folk world. He recently released his debut album to rave reviews, recorded in L.A. and produced by Luther Russell (Noah and rthe Whale/ Richmond Fontaine), and completed a support tour with folk legend Anais Mitchell. 'Absolutely gorgeous stuff...one to really get excited about' Lauren Laverne, BBC 6Music 'An understated gem' - The Independent on Sunday New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk scene. It's committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves- for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible.

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The Hut People.

on Thu, 23 Feb 2017 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8:00pm

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Big Boy Bloater And The Limits

on Thu, 23 Feb 2017 at Witney Fat Lils 7:45pm

Making his name early on as an icon with the 6 piece R&B the Southside Stompers, Big Boy Bloater has proved himself to be one of the finest guitarist and performers of his generation and has drawn praise from his contemporaries for his powerful voice and dynamic and instantly recognisable guitar style with luminaries such as Imelda May who has confessed to being a massive fan. Jools Holland has declared him one of the greatest bluesmen of our time and Mark Lamarr who even personally funded a vinyl run of the single Whammy just so he could have a copy. He's performed alongside Carl Perkins, Wanda Jackson, Paul McCartney, Imelda May, Paloma Faith, Snowboy, The Boomtown Rats, Jim Jones Revue and more. On the door price £14 Sponsored by Hobgoblin Beer

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Mike Mcgoldrick, John Mccusker And John Doyle

on Thu, 23 Feb 2017 at London St John on Bethnal Green 7:30pm

Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle three members of the BBC acclaimed Transatlantic Sessions will play at St John at Bethnal Green Church as part of a unique European tour. a rare chance to see three of the world's finest musicians share a stage together. With both Mike McGoldrick and John McCusker also having toured for the past year with Mark Knopfler, this is a rare chance to see three of the world's finest musicians share a stage together. Master of flutes, whistles and Uillean pipes Mike is a founding member of Flook , and Lunasa and is a current member of Capercaillie. Regarded as one of the greatest flute players of all time, Mike has toured Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler, as well as with The Afro Celts, RTE Orchestra and Kate Rusby . He has collaborated with the likes of Jim Kerr, Youssou N'Dour, John Cale and Zakir Hussian amongst many others. BBC Radio 2 folk Musican of the year 2006, he was again nominated this year and has just completed his first soundtrack for TG4 and the Smithsonian channel. One of Scotland's most gifted and versatile musicians in any genre, John McCusker is equally in demand as a multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer. Born in Bellshill, near Glasgow, he began playing whistle and fiddle as a child, and joined the legendary folk outfit Battlefield Band aged 17. During his 11 years with the band, John also released his first two solo recordings, 1995's self-titled debut and 2000's Yella Hoose. John went on to win Radio 2 Musician of the Year and also the Sprit of Scotland Award for music in 1999 and again in 2009. While emerging via the folk scene, John has long been renowned for his skill at transcending musical boundaries. John Doyle's gifts as guitarist, songwriter and vocalist have played an essential role in the ongoing renaissance of Irish traditional music. Now living in the states, John was the recent musical director for Joan Baez and toured with her for 2 year. 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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All Folk'd Up

on Thu, 23 Feb 2017 at Swanage Mowlem Theatre 7:30pm

Following a hugely successful debut nation-wide Tour in the Spring of 2016, ALL FOLK'D UP are BACK with their brand new show rolling out across the UK in 2017. Don't miss this chance to see ALL FOLK'D UP as the boys take their audience on an unforgettable trip through decades of well known classics adding their own unique twist as well as their very own new modern originals. This high energy, toe-tapping show has audiences dancing in the aisles night after night! The most exciting young Irish band to appear in a generation! With their sound rooted deep in Irish Folk and Celtic Rock, All Folk'd Up take you on a fabulous journey into the depths of traditional Irish Music and American Folk as well as Rock & Modern Classics.

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Worry Dolls

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

London-based Zoe Nicol and Rosie Jones form this brilliantly quirky alt-Americana / country duo, touring to promote their first full album of co-written songs, recorded recently in Nashville. They play guitar, banjo and ukulele and both sing, offering what R2 Magazine has described as "great harmonies and stirring folk-pop songs.

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Worry Dolls

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

London-based Zoe Nicol and Rosie Jones form this brilliantly quirky alt-Americana / country duo, touring to promote their first full album of co-written songs, recorded recently in Nashville. They play guitar, banjo and ukulele and both sing, offering what R2 Magazine has described as "great harmonies and stirring folk-pop songs.

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Rainbrother

on Thu, 23 Feb 2017 at Manchester The Castle Hotel 7:30pm

After the success of psychedelic folk outfit The Migrant, frontman Bjarke Bendtsen is ready to transcend furthermore into electronic folk-rock territory with the release of his latest project Rainbrother's debut album Tales From The Drought, out on 3 February 2017 via General Bird. Tales From The Drought is all about making your way while on the road, dwelling on memories both beautiful and troublesome and coming to terms with the decisions that have been made. Album opener Riverside is a stunning piece of songwriting that carries you away into the abyss and as the album continues, so do your thoughts. Each one a little more comforting than the next. Tales From The Drought invites the listener into a speckled dream, filled with steady beats, wistful Pink Floyd inspired guitar slides and a storytelling charm akin to the likes of Fleet Foxes and Bon Iver. Rainbrother was formed after Bjarke eventually found his way back to Copenhagen. While touring with The Migrant in Europe, he performed with a group of fellow Danish musicians and after moving back to his home turf, Rainbrother was born. The album was produced by Noah Georgeson (The Strokes, Joanna Newsom, Devendra Banhart) whose flickering elements have been spun into the group's tight rock sound making Tales From The Drought both an earthy and elevating affair. Bjarke has already received praise from numerous well-regarded publications including Rolling Stone, Americana UK, Drowned In Sound and Pop Matters to name but a few. He has also been praised by the likes of BBC 6 Music's Lauren Laverne and has supported acts such as Kurt Vile, Villagers and Sharon Van Etten. 'Endearing, touching and memorable' Drowned in Sound Support comes from Wedding. Wedding is the project of Thomas Craig and New Yorker Zachary Taube, joined by a live band. The group began during the pair's time living in Berlin; now based in Manchester, they released their debut EP on RIP Records in late 2015. 'Infectious, lo-fi garage pop,' was Indie Shuffle's view, while Clash wrote 'songwriting of a rare intimacy'.

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Phil Beer

on Thu, 23 Feb 2017 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

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Alasdair Roberts Trio

on Thu, 23 Feb 2017 at London Cafe Oto 7:00pm

Glasgow-based songwriter Alasdair Roberts returns to OTO with his trio alongside guitarist Stevie Jones and Alex Neilson on drums. His dextrous guitar accompaniments are a constant delight, his tunes seep into the brain like a warm sun on a winter's day, his mournful voice nags your attention, his songs intrigue, mystify and entrance and his arrangements constantly surprise. fRoots It is a rare talent one who is now bordering on auteur territory - who can relate folk music with such scholarly authenticity, and penetrate on such an emotional level at the same time. The Quietus

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Alasdair Roberts Trio

on Thu, 23 Feb 2017 at London Cafe Oto 7:00pm

Glasgow-based songwriter Alasdair Roberts returns to OTO with his trio alongside guitarist Stevie Jones and Alex Neilson on drums. His dextrous guitar accompaniments are a constant delight, his tunes seep into the brain like a warm sun on a winter's day, his mournful voice nags your attention, his songs intrigue, mystify and entrance and his arrangements constantly surprise. fRoots It is a rare talent one who is now bordering on auteur territory - who can relate folk music with such scholarly authenticity, and penetrate on such an emotional level at the same time. The Quietus

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Hannah Rose Platt

on Thu, 23 Feb 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BELLES & GALS presents... Hannah Rose Platt with support from Kaity Rae. HANNAH ROSE PLATT is an enchanting singer-songwriter, talented storyteller and guitarist. She recorded her debut album Portraits in Nashville last year (produced by herself and Michael Bonagura) where she worked with some of the industry's leading names, Grammy award-winning musicians Mark Fain, (Ricky Skaggs, Dolly Parton) Stuart Duncan (Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, The Nashville Bluegrass Band, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss) and Jeff Taylor (The Time Jumpers, Elvis Costello). Her melodic, poetic and accessible music offers self-written narratives to ordinary people who had no one to unfurl their stories; tales of luck, stoicism, loneliness, love, heartbreak and hope. Lyrics are the mainstay of her work, while subtle acoustic arrangements and beautiful guitar hooks form an uplifting backdrop. Hannah's stories get under your skinshe plays with sentiment without being saccharine, focusing on optimism infused with realism and honesty. KAITY RAE is a singer-songwriter from North London set to take the UK Country scene by storm in 2016 following a two week songwriting trip to Nashville in April and gaining over 1 million streams of her debut EP 'Spark' on Apple Music. Following a packed EP Launch for her second EP 'This Time Around' in June, attended by fans, tastemakers and Uk Country favourite The Shires' Ben Earle, she is gigging up and down the Country promoting her new material which has been played on various BBC stations, including BBC Introducing in Beds, Bucks and Herts, Amazing Radio, and many others. Kaity's music has also been featured in Music Week, The Sunday Times, and R2 Magazine.

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The Tannahill Weavers

on Thu, 23 Feb 2017 at Uxbridge RNA 7:45pm

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

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The Tannahill Weavers

on Thu, 23 Feb 2017 at Uxbridge RNA 7:45pm

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

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Ranagri / Steve Dagleish

on Thu, 23 Feb 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

34-35 Great Sutton Street, London EC1V 0DX · 020 7253 1516 Nestled between the Wicklow Mountains and Co Carlow, Ireland, lies an area of farmland; a place of untouched natural beauty, of peace and contemplation. This idyll is called Rathnagrew (pronounced Ran-ag-rye). It's where Ranagri's Dónal Rogers family come from and still live today. Consisting of flutes, Irish whistles, electric harp, bodhran, guitar, bouzouki and voices, Ranagri fuse celtic folk music with quality contemporary songwriting, enhanced by virtuosic instrumentals, vibrant rhythms and haunting melodies, all interlaced with vivid storytelling. Signed to Grammy Award Winning Record Label 'Stockfisch' , in 2014 the band released the highly acclaimed album 'Fort of the Hare'. They have also published a book 'Song Folk Art' through Robinswood Press with an accompanying traditional folk album. Live highlights In 2015/16 include performances at Cambridge, Gate, Southwell, Wath, Stourbridge and Purbeck Folk Festivals, Birmingham Symphony Hall and Folk on the Quay. Consolidationg their love for world music the band have also collaborated with leading Indian Musicians at The Bhavan Centre,London the largest Indian Music Cultural Centre outside India. 'Echoes of Pentangle, Jethro Tull and new Celtic folk sounds - cemented by strong contemporary song-writing'. Carl Corcoran, RTE Lyric FM How often do you hear a sound that's completely new, which has great energy and immediately makes you want to dance? I'll be following Ranagri around, I hope they don't mind... Katie Derham, BBC Radio 3 Inspired by the craftsmanship of songwriters Neil Young, John Martyn & Nick Drake, Hull-born, London-resident Steve Dagleish performs his original songs interspersed with interpretations of 'trad' and modern songs at folk clubs and festivals across Britain- recent highliughts heve seen him play to a packed Bush Hall and sell out the renowned Green Note three times. His current album recieved extenive UK airplay, including support from 6 Music's Tom Robinson, and saw him record live sessions for Tamsin Rosewell's superb Radio Warwickshire Folk Show, BBC Radio Tees, Lincoln City Radio and many more across the country. 'Utterly lovely' Bob Fischer, BBC Tees "The essential 'man with guitar' album will never go out of style, it's just that some do it so much better than others..' Tim Carroll 'FolkWords'

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Jimmy Rae & The Moonshine Girls Album Launch

on Thu, 23 Feb 2017 at Liverpool Cavern Club 7:00pm

Wirral based Americana trio Jimmy Rae & the Moonshine Girls invite you to Liverpool's legendary Cavern Club for a special concert to mark the release of their debut album ONE DAY - 12 new songs by singer songwriter Jimmy Rae recorded live in one single day. Joining them in a celebration of Merseyside's long-standing affiliation with country music are The Good Intentions (named Best Americana Band at the UK Country Music Awards 2011), the Grateful Fred Ukulele Trio and north west singer songwriter Stephen Manley. Doors open at 7pm and the music starts at 7.30pm. Merseyrail trains are scheduled to be running again between the Wirral and James Street station, Liverpool by 23 February, with the last train from James Street to West Kirby departing at 11.34pm (for more info, visit http://www.merseyrail.org/wirral-track-renewal/phase-2.aspx)

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Roses And Castles - A Celebration Of The Oxford Canal

on Thu, 23 Feb 2017 at Oxford St Barnabas Church 6:30pm

A magical evening of music, songs, stories and poems exploring the richness of the Oxford Canal and our connections to it, past and present. Set in the beautiful St Barnabas Church right next to the Oxford Canal in Jericho. £8.50, concessions available on the door. Doors from 6.30pm with performances from 7pm

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Pete Boss & The Bluehearts

on Thu, 23 Feb 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Pete Boss comes back out to play! Pete first achieved recognition as a founder member of Oxford-based band The Elmores, a widely respected modern blues outfit whose live performances and album Alone in the Country earned the band popular and critical acclaim in the blues fraternity both at home and abroad; their original instrumental Little Stevie's Shuffle features on the soundtrack of the British feature film I Went Down. The powerful and inventive style of Pete's playing earned him a Best British Blues Guitarist award in a national competition in 1989 and he has recorded albums with George 'Wild Child' Butler, Dana Gillespie and Earl Green. Performing a mixture of original and classic material with long-time associate Tex Elmore featured on vocals, the band draw on a wealth of musical experience and versatility, and anyone who has seen the band play will agree that they are exceptional in their spontaneity and power as they combine blues virtuosity with distinctively modern approaches to the repertoire. As well as playing widely in Europe, the band have recorded sessions for the Paul Jones Blues Show on Radio 2 and David Freeman's Blues and Boogie Show on Jazz FM.Having witnessed a scorching performance a couple of months ago we couldn't wait to find them a slot at The Haven Club.

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Pete Boss & The Bluehearts

on Thu, 23 Feb 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Pete Boss comes back out to play! Pete first achieved recognition as a founder member of Oxford-based band The Elmores, a widely respected modern blues outfit whose live performances and album Alone in the Country earned the band popular and critical acclaim in the blues fraternity both at home and abroad; their original instrumental Little Stevie's Shuffle features on the soundtrack of the British feature film I Went Down. The powerful and inventive style of Pete's playing earned him a Best British Blues Guitarist award in a national competition in 1989 and he has recorded albums with George 'Wild Child' Butler, Dana Gillespie and Earl Green. Performing a mixture of original and classic material with long-time associate Tex Elmore featured on vocals, the band draw on a wealth of musical experience and versatility, and anyone who has seen the band play will agree that they are exceptional in their spontaneity and power as they combine blues virtuosity with distinctively modern approaches to the repertoire. As well as playing widely in Europe, the band have recorded sessions for the Paul Jones Blues Show on Radio 2 and David Freeman's Blues and Boogie Show on Jazz FM.Having witnessed a scorching performance a couple of months ago we couldn't wait to find them a slot at The Haven Club.

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Bob Cheevers

on Fri, 24 Feb 2017 at Coatbridge Berits & Brown 7:30pm

An intimate and up close evening with the Grammy nominated songwriter and storyteller Bob Cheevers. Long recognized by peers as being blessed with the acute vision of a master painter coupled with the precision attention to detail of a great novelist, Bob has written over 3,000 songs in his almost five decade career. Along the way he has rightfully earned the mantle of master songwriter as well as the respect of his many songwriting pals, including Texas icon Ray Wiley Hubbard, who recently said, Bob is one cool scarecrow gypsy poet who writes and sings the romantic beautiful truth. When he releases a record, I listen. A cult favorite in the UK and Europe where he has toured for more than a decade, Bob continues to find inspiration in the life he's chosen in Texas as well as the rich Southern heritage that came from his growing up in Memphis. His rootsy, blues-flavored songs spin tales of life in a conversational language of the heart that rock the soul. They are intimate and expansive, poignant and bracing, tender and raucous, unflinchingly honest and redemptively healing. As he laughingly is known to say, I don't know if these stories are true, but they happened to me.

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Martin Carthy & John Kirkpatrick

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

These two leading interpreters of English folk traditions folk guitarist/singer Carthy and squeezebox virtuoso/singer Kirkpatrick are long-time collaborators in a variety of seminal musical projects: from John's iconic 1976 Morris tunes album Plain Capers through Steeleye Span to Brass Monkey. Their enduring enjoyment of playing with each other shines through in their performances warm, natural and charismatic. Pure English folk pedigree! For more than 40 years, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Lifetime Achievement Award winner, 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. 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 (melodeon, Anglo concertina and button accordion), 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. Praise for Martin: `Arguably the greatest English folk song performer, writer, collector and editor of them all' Q Magazine Praise for John: Kirkpatrick's buoyant presence and lust for this music sounds more rampant than ever Colin Irwin fRoots Doors open from 7.30 for an 8pm start.

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Martin Carthy & John Kirkpatrick

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

These two leading interpreters of English folk traditions folk guitarist/singer Carthy and squeezebox virtuoso/singer Kirkpatrick are long-time collaborators in a variety of seminal musical projects: from John's iconic 1976 Morris tunes album Plain Capers through Steeleye Span to Brass Monkey. Their enduring enjoyment of playing with each other shines through in their performances warm, natural and charismatic. Pure English folk pedigree! For more than 40 years, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Lifetime Achievement Award winner, 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. 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 (melodeon, Anglo concertina and button accordion), 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. Praise for Martin: `Arguably the greatest English folk song performer, writer, collector and editor of them all' Q Magazine Praise for John: Kirkpatrick's buoyant presence and lust for this music sounds more rampant than ever Colin Irwin fRoots Doors open from 7.30 for an 8pm start.

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Marry Waterson & David A. Jaycock

on Fri, 24 Feb 2017 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

Inheriting the legacy of one of British folk's most revered families, it took a long time for Marry to step centre stage. David had been struck by the character and warmth of Marry's singing It was earthy, dreamlike, warm, powerful and jagged. It had the capacity to be both melancholic and joyful, and could tell a story - of course Marry Waterson could tell a story! The match made, Marry & David entered into an eager musical correspondence by email and phone. Says David of the writing process, What was coming back from Marry convinced me that we were on the right path. I felt a more tonal, but still dreamlike, surreal and at times dark sound was emerging. It was fascinating and exciting sending ideas and waiting to hear what came back. Marry was interpreting the pieces beautifully. I felt we were working almost telepathically at times. Perfectly balances traditional & contemporary [folk]echoes of Nick Drake, Vashti Bunyan and Sandy Denny while Woolgathering Girl is more reminiscent of latter-day Kate Bush. ****METRO A gorgeously simple and direct recordholds up a light to the blackest of winter nights. ****Q MAGAZINE Her finest album to date. ****THE GUARDIAN

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Steve Knightley 'landlocked' Tour 2017

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

In 2014 'Show of Hands' acclaimed frontman Steve Knightley set out on a mission to play 150 village halls and 'untapped' grassroots community venues. His hugely successful 'Grow Your Own Gig' tour saw him performing at a bedrock of intimate rural venues, drawing on his treasure trove of songs of the English countryside. Then in 2015 he turned his attention from the land to the sea for his 'All At Sea' tour of maritime venues - all within sight and sound of the tide. Songs from both shows were recorded and two albums, 'Off the beaten Track' and 'All at Sea' emerged. In 2017 he will be combining material from both recordings for his solo 'Landlocked' tour. One half of the evening will feature original and traditional songs of the land and the second half will draw on his nautical themes. Knightley, who won the Best Original Song category at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for his biting, banker-baiting Arrogance, Ignorance and Greed, has been rated as one of England's greatest singer songwriters and has a prolific back catalogue of inspired songs including the rousing Country Life (about the demise of rural living) to Tall Ships (set in a West Country fishing village) and Roots and crowd pleasers like Santiago and his Cornish miners' song Cousin Jack. The Guardian Folk Hero embraces love and history. Classy multi-instrumental and vocal work with powerful songwriting Songlines Grit, craft, determination and diamond-hard songwriting http://www.steveknightley.co.uk/

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Pete Williams (dexy's)

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

http://petewilliamsmusic.com/ MrWishyWashy presents Launderette Sessions http://www.oldcinemalaunderette.uk/retro-gig-venue https://www.facebook.com/LaunderetteSessions/ https://mobile.twitter.com/LaunderetteSess https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g190832-d6612072-Reviews-Old_Cinema_Launderette-Durham_County_Durham_England.html https://www.instagram.com/launderette_sessions/ Old Cinema Launderette is a mix of standing and seating. If you wish to be seated it is best to arrive early. Doors open at 7pm. If you have any special needs please advise us by email to mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com and we will do our very best to accommodate these. The launderette is wheelchair friendly as is our beautiful toilet. All timings are approximate but generally:- Support 19.50 Headline 20.30 Old Cinema Launderette is a licenced venue and also serves OCC Coffee and Yorkshire Tea. We have a selection of fruit Teas and posh soft drinks

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Brooks Williams Trio With Andy Seward & Keith Angel

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

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

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Phil Beer

on Fri, 24 Feb 2017 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:00pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from Phil Beer, 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 £15/13 * 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. * 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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Phil Beer

on Fri, 24 Feb 2017 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:00pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from Phil Beer, 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 £15/13 * 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. * 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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Live Fado With Claudia Aurora

on Fri, 24 Feb 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Claudia Aurora returns to Green Note to present her second Fado album Mulher Do Norte. It translates from Portuguese as Woman of the North, written with a clarity that only distance can allow, it is a homage to the city, the surrounds, the way of living, that helped make her the woman she is. Twelve songs sung with a voice as poised as it is fervent. A melancholic ecstasy. Claudia Aurora is a fadista and songwriter from Oporto, Portugal. She is now based in London and since 2003 and has built a reputation as a stunning live performer. Claudia has sung fado at numerous venues in the UK, including the prestigious Kings Place, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcel Rooms (Southbank Centre), Union Chapel in London, Royal Theatre in Norwich,Colston Hall and St George's in Bristol. Drenched in emotion and drama (Lucy Duran, BBC Radio 3) Haunting Portuguese fado heartbreakingly poignant (Time Out) This second album confirms the promise of her debut, Silêncio. (Neil Spencer, The Guardian, UK) You may not see her beating heart but you will certainly hear it. (Simon Rowland, R2 (Rock'n'Reel) Magazine, UK)

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Tim Penn

on Fri, 24 Feb 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

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

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Molly Evans & Jack Rutter

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

Molly Evans is a lively young singer and fiddle player from Cheshire. Her repertoire ranges from the the big ballads, such as "Lord Randall", to traditional songs like "Lovely Polly"; from Peter Bellamy's arrangement of Kipling songs to The setting of a song from the Susanna Clarke novel "Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell". Joining her will be guitarist Jack Rutter, making a return visit to the club a fortnight after his gig with Moore Moss Rutter.

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Molly Evans & Jack Rutter

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

Molly Evans is a lively young singer and fiddle player from Cheshire. Her repertoire ranges from the the big ballads, such as "Lord Randall", to traditional songs like "Lovely Polly"; from Peter Bellamy's arrangement of Kipling songs to The setting of a song from the Susanna Clarke novel "Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell". Joining her will be guitarist Jack Rutter, making a return visit to the club a fortnight after his gig with Moore Moss Rutter.

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Liverpool Acoustic Live 8th Anniversary, Featuring Elfin Bow

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

Liverpool Acoustic Live's 8th Anniversary show takes place on Friday 24th February 2017. Headlining is local psych-folk outfit Elfin Bow who'll be playing an intimate pre-album launch gig at the wonderful View Two Gallery on Mathew Street. Support is from Manchester singer-songwriter, and guitar wizard, Ben Williams, plus the winner of the 2016 Liverpool Acoustic Songwriting Challenge, Ed Jones. Come along and celebrate the first gig of the 9th year of live music from Liverpool Acoustic at the View Two Gallery. Friday 24th February 2017 Doors 7.30pm, music 8.00pm View Two Gallery, 23 Mathew Street £6.00 entry in advance (+60p booking fee) £7 entry on the door Pick up a brand new loyalty card and get one free ticket for every eight tickets bought. wegottickets.com/liverpoolacoustic

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'simon & Garfunkel: Through The Years' Live In Concert (tribute Act)

on Fri, 24 Feb 2017 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

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'simon & Garfunkel: Through The Years' Live In Concert (tribute Act)

on Fri, 24 Feb 2017 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

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A Fistful Of Spookies

on Fri, 24 Feb 2017 at Canton St John's Church 7:30pm

Live at St John's Church St John's Crescent, Canton, Cardiff CF5 1NX Friday 24th February 2017 Doors at 7.30pm show at 8.00pm

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Fred's House

on Fri, 24 Feb 2017 at London The Sound Lounge 7:00pm

Laurel Canyon Music are proud to present a night of Americana and Folk as part of Independent Music Day. The event will be held in one of South West London's newest premier music venues and will showcase some of our favourite independent rising stars and live performers Fred's House: Our headliners are the multi award-winning Cambridge band. Mixing elements of Folk, Pop, Country, Classic Rock and West Coast with a definite vintage feel to their music, echoing the 70's but creating a fresh new sound that is very much part of now. Among their many influences are bands such as Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, The Swell Season and C.S.N.Y. With over 500 gigs under their belt, the band are creating quite a stir on the live circuit and gaining a reputation for their stunning and energetic shows across the UK. Gaining a following wherever they go, their fans or 'Housemates', claim their music is addictive and come to show after show. It's easy to fall in love with their uplifting harmonies and infectious melodies. They released their much anticipated debut album 'Bonnie and Clyde' in April 2014 to critical acclaim grabbing 4 and 5 star reviews across the board as well as emphatic press. Festival appearances include the main stage at the Acoustic Festival of Britain, Cambridge Folk Festival and Bestival among many others. The band have been main support for the likes of Eddi Reader, The Wonderstuff, The Kast Off Kinks (with original Kinks drummer Mick Avory), Lucy Rose, The Shires, Phil Beer (Show of Hands), Ward Thomas and many more. Fred's House have often had airplay on BBC 6Music, Amazing Radio, BBC Radio Wales, as well as having been invited to perform live for BBC Introducing and Radio 2 DJ Bob Harris' Under the Apple Tree' sessions. Fronting the band is real-life couple and song-writing duo Griff Jameson and Vikki Gavin, who voices blend to create a beautiful and powerful sound, along with bassist Gafyn Jameson (Griff's brother) also singing a third part harmony and lead guitarist Lachlan Golder. Fred's House released their second full length studio album 'Faultlines' in 2016 with producer Neil James Rodgers (Captain, Lonely the Brave) who produced their first album Bonnie & Clyde. New music is promised soon. http://fredshousemusic.co.uk/ Forty Elephant Gang: If 'Squeeze' and 'The Divine Comedy' had an East London Americana love child... it would be our next show stealing band. Very apt really as they are named after a very famous and successful 19th-century all-female London crime syndicate who specialised in shoplifting and other crimes of theft. Andrew White (Guitar / Vocals), Sean Mannion (Mandolin / Backing Vocals), James Bachmann (Guitar / backing Vocals) and Douglas Cameron (Bass) are a rousing and innovative guitar, bass and mandolin wielding four-piece. Their songs relay tales of heartbreak, misdeeds and revelry, presented with rich harmonies on a textural musical canvas. Blending genres from Folk, Acoustic, Americana, Bluegrass, Rock and Pop and tipping the cap to greats like Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Radiohead, Punch Brothers et al, forging their own very unique sound. http://www.fortyelephantgang.com Kadia: Hailing from sunny Bournemouth, Kadia perform a mixture of traditional folk music, Irish session tunes, original material and contemporary covers along with the occasional joke, multiple stories and general chatter during their shows. They have made a name for themselves locally for their creative arrangements of traditional music also gaining plaudits for their unique takes on more modern contemporary music. Kadia are Chris Bailey (Guitar/Vocal), Lee Cuff (Cello/Vocal) and David Hoyland (Percussion/Mandolin/Vocal) Kadia's debut album, East of Alexandria made it on to the Telegraph's 2015 'Folk Album of the Year' list with tracks heard on various local BBC radio stations and the band have been invited to attend many private events and performed at nationally recognised festivals and sites such as Cambridge Folk Festival, Wickham and Larmer Tree Gardens. http://kadiaband.co.uk Hattie Whitehead: Inspired by the earlier sounds of folk artists such as James Taylor, Nick Drake, John Martyn and Joni Mitchell, London based singer-songwriter Hattie Whitehead takes influence from both old and new music, drawing upon the eclectic range of musical styles she has been surrounded by throughout life. Distinguished by the purity of her vocal tones and crystal clear delivery, her experience of playing, singing and listening to folk, jazz, soul, alternative and many more genres has led Hattie to develop a style that is melodic, soulful and heartfelt. The release of her debut EP 'Home' prompted radio play from a host of radio stations and a sell-out launch gig at London's St Pancras Old Church. Highlights of Hattie's journey include performances at top UK festivals such as Latitude, Secret Garden Party, Wilderness, Field Day and Cambridge Folk Festival, support for up and coming and established artists such as Howard Rose and Beth Rowley and in more recent months winning third prize in Glastonbury's Emerging Talent Competition. Now working on her next release, Hattie's eagerness to push boundaries with her music and cross genres has led her to work with producer Still. Together they are working on tracks that hold Hattie's folk roots whilst gesturing towards a brand new, fresh and powerful sound. http://www.hattiewhitehead.com/ Hannah White: Hannah White is a singer songwriter, an ambassador of independent art of all kinds and a feminist. Following an incident in which her status as young, single-mother of two children of two different men led to the serious accusation by officials of drug trafficking, Hannah was compelled to write a collection of songs about being a woman. Despite her feminist credentials, Hannah is adamant that the album, 'Whose Side Are You On?' is not just political rhetoric. There are certainly no passages claiming right or wrong either way. For Hannah, this deeply personal collection of songs has been written and offered out to the world, simply to start conversation. Hannah has been invited on to BBC regional radio shows all over the country performing live and talking about her music. Her latest single 'I'll Make You Strong' has been played on BBC Radio 2, Amazing Radio, BBC London, BBC Merseyside, BBC Manchester, BBC Kent, BBC Essex and more. The artist has enjoyed glowing reviews from publications nationwide and she was recently invited to perform for Whispering Bob Harris an 'Under The Apple Tree' Session in his Oxfordshire studio. Hannah's growing following and demand has led to a series of tour dates across the country in the summer of this year. http://www.hannahwhitemusic.com/about

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Alex Rennie & The City Bohemians Ep Launch

on Fri, 24 Feb 2017 at Wirksworth The Coach House Studios 7:30pm

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The Northumbrian Ranters

on Sat, 25 Feb 2017 at Kelso Ednam House Hotel 12:00pm

Part of the Northumbrian Music Festival: On Tour

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A Grand Opera Gala

on Sat, 25 Feb 2017 at Kelso Ednam House Hotel 6:15pm

Part of the Northumbrian Music Festival: On Tour

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The Rambling All Star Revue Presents... Philip Rambow, Martin Belmont And Cheyne Pride

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Phil Rambow and Martin Belmont first crossed paths in the time remembered as Pub Rock in 1973/4. Martin was in Ducks Deluxe and Phil was the singer/songwriter with The Winkies. He went on to do various solo projects, writing with Kirsty MacColl and collaborating with Mick Ronson, Brian Eno and Ellen Foley, while Martin helped form The Rumour, who with Graham Parker, toured the world between '76 and 1980 and recording 6 albums. He went on to become lead guitarist with Carlene Carter and then Nick Lowe. In the late 80's Martin and Phil became two fifths of The Tex Pistols a country and rockabilly outfit with a circuit of pubs, restaurants and private parties to keep them in work. He also played many sessions with various artists including Johnny Cash, Elvis Costello, Billy Bragg, Carl Perkins, Kirsty Maccoll, Reg Meuross, John Hiatt, Garaint Watkins and Paul Carrack. He has been a member of 'My Darling Clementine and in the last 5 years Graham Parker and The Rumour reunited to tour the US and the UK and Europe and record 2 new albums. Martin met Cheyne Pride around 2008 while a member of Hank Wangford's Lost Cowboys (which he still is), and has worked with her on and off since then as a duo or part of a full band. Cheyne is American by birth but a long time resident of the UK. She sings Country with a voice as clear as a mountain stream and rhythm and blues as dirty as Muddy Waters! Many will also know her in her Elvis persona 'Queenie Creole'. For the past year Martin and Phil have been working as a duo (Tex, Doug and Rock'n'Roll), as do Cheyne and Martin, so for this show they are putting it all together as a trio. Expect to hear some original songs, country classics and obscurities, rocking rhythm and blues and lots of rockabilly including some Elvis favourites. One acoustic guitar one electric guitar two great voices and bunch of foot tapping soulful songs.

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Giles Robson

on Sat, 25 Feb 2017 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:30pm

Giles Robson is widely regarded as one of the great living blues harmonica players. His work with the band The Dirty Aces has seen him tour across the globe. 2016 saw him launch his solo career playing critically acclaimed dirty and raw 12 bar urban blues with a new band - think Muddy Waters, The Red Devils, Little Walter and The Fabulous Thunderbirds. Show starts 8pm

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Edwina Hayes

on Sat, 25 Feb 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Alex Cumming & Nicola Beazley @ Shammick Acoustic

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

Having had the pleasure of their company as featured artists on an Open Night way back in 2014, we've finally managed to get them as guest artists for a concert, not an easy job now that Alex is living in the States. And if you missed them first time round, you should know that Alex and Nicola are an exciting accordion and fiddle duo who perform songs and tunes from around England. Alex first started on the accordion when he was just six years old, and has carried that through into his degree in Folk and Traditional Music, now with an expertise in singing, and calling for ceilidh dancing as well. He also sings with the vocal quartet The Teacups, plays with the ceilidh band Dyer:Cummings, and has appeared on the BBC series The Edwardian Farm. Nicola came later to her instrument, not starting until she was seven, and, like Alex, graduated from Newcastle University with the same degree. She has toured Europe with her 6-piece band Ceol Tire, and also plays with the instrumental trio Speldosa. With Alex's rhythmic accordion style and strong voice, and Nicolas' stunning and gutsy fiddle-playing, they are much in demand at the top folk clubs and festivals. The chance shouldn't be missed to hear them.

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Nigel Stonier

on Sat, 25 Feb 2017 at Retford St Saviour's Community Hall 7:00pm

Acclaimed songwriter Nigel Stonier is joined by folk duo Union Jill Doors open : 7 o'clock Union Jill : 7.45 / 8.00 Pies and peas : 8.30 / 8.45 Nigel Stonier : 9.00 / 9.15

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Lucy Orme & Guests

on Sat, 25 Feb 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Lucy Orme & guests..... a trio performing numbers reminiscent of the golden era of jazz, covering uptempo dance hall tunes from the 1920's to the 1950's in addition to some well known ballads. Many musical influences are at play apart from the great icons like Irvin Berlin and Billie Holiday attention is given to the lesser known such as Fletcher Henderson. As a vocalist Lucy has performed with The Silver Ghosts at reputable venues around town including The Royal Albert Hall, Ronnie Scotts and The 100 club as well as special swing dance nights across London. Music-News.Com has reviewed Lucy describing her as "enchanting vocals effortlessly transporting the audience back to the glory days of Rogers & Astaire". Pianist Rick Simpson leads his own band and performs with many others and ensembles. Rick regularly performs at loads of well known jazz venues and larger venues such as the Royal Festival Hall. In 2008, he won a Yamaha Scholarship prize for Outstanding Jazz Musicians. A recording of his band was put on the front cover of Jazzwise Magazine. He has recently released ' Semi Wogan' his debut album.. Well known outstanding double bass player Lance Rose needs little introduction to those familiar with the London Jazz scene. His residencies include The Great Northern Railway Tavern in North London and The Canonbury Islingon.

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Lavolta

on Sat, 25 Feb 2017 at Lyme Regis Marine Theatre 7:30pm

This stunning chamber ensemble. Featuring vocalists Kate Westbrook and Sarah Owen together with an 11-piece band, present a concert of extraordinary 20th century music. William Walton's jaunty settings of Edith Sitwell's poetry Facade 2 and Luciano Berio's outlandish Folk Song sit alongside music by Kurt Weill, Vaughan Williams and Judith Weir.

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Lavolta

on Sat, 25 Feb 2017 at Lyme Regis Marine Theatre 7:30pm

This stunning chamber ensemble. Featuring vocalists Kate Westbrook and Sarah Owen together with an 11-piece band, present a concert of extraordinary 20th century music. William Walton's jaunty settings of Edith Sitwell's poetry Facade 2 and Luciano Berio's outlandish Folk Song sit alongside music by Kurt Weill, Vaughan Williams and Judith Weir.

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Tobias Ben Jacob & Lukas Drinkwater

on Sat, 25 Feb 2017 at Kenilworth The Tree House Bookshop 7:30pm

We are thrilled to welcome this fabulous duo to the Tree House. Separately and as a duo, Jacob (acoustic guitar) & Drinkwater (double bass) have been delighting audiences around the country. Tobias ben Jacob has played solo at many festivals and has plenty of BBC Radio airplay under his belt, Lukas Drinkwater has played with many other musicians and both have recorded extensively. This is going to be a wonderful night. Doors open at 7.30pm, gig starts at 8pm. **NO ADMITTANCE BEFORE 7.30pm.** Refreshments available, including wine. You can bring a bottle and pay £2 corkage - we have glasses and corkscrews/bottle openers.

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Hearts And Daggers Presents Green Diesel + Seafoxes

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

Blending violin, mandolin, dulcimer and accordion with electric guitars and drums, Green Diesel's sound is born from a love of traditional English music and a desire to bring it to a modern audience. The band perform original compositions steeped in folklore alongside inventive reworkings of traditional songs and tunes. They've appeared at the likes of Beverley Folk Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Broadstairs Folk Week and the Kelburn Garden Party, and shared stages with the likes of Gilmore & Roberts, Spiers & Boden and Fotheringay. The band's third album 'The Hangman's Fee' (due for release in spring 2017 on Talking Elephant Records) features songs inspired by the darker side of folklore. Sinister spirits and bloodstained tales weave their way through the album backed by the signature Green Diesel sound. English folk, red in tooth and claw, performed by a band at the top of their game.' Seafoxes play a special brand of folk-inflected, intimate dream-pop, evoking the lush, soft sound of Espers with a fierce individuality and genuineness. The band is an art-music collaboration based in the former docklands of East London. The members are a group of friends hailing from Norway, Scotland, England and Poland, who formed the band together in early 2015. Their music (created by Karina, Yvonne and Jane) features ethereal vocal harmonies and bewitching violin instrumentals, while Karolina's exquisite artwork is influenced by the diverse topics covered in the song lyrics.

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An Audience With Phil Beer

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

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

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Brooks Williams Plus Special Guest Keith Warmington On Harmonica

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

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

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Siobhan Miller

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

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

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Sean Taylor

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

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

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Ben Paley & Tab Hunter At Walthamstow Folk

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

A blistering guitar and fiddle duo. Ben is one of the best and most fiery fiddle players in folk music and Tab can match him stroke for stroke with his kick-arse plectrum guitar. A limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You will still be able to pay on the night but please remember to get here early if doing so as show may sell out.. However we appreciate that some people wish to be assured of admission, if so you may book in advance here. NOTE: Although there is plenty of seating at the venue tickets do not guarantee a seat and latecomers may have to stand if venue full.

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The Coalminers At Ronnie Scotts - 26th Feb 2017

on Sun, 26 Feb 2017 at London Ronnie Scott's 7:00pm

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Grand Bal With Sons Libres

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

For our next Grand Bal we will welcome Senegalese/French Néotrad group Sons Libres. Sons Libres combine the singing melodies of Anne Guinot's chromatic accordion with the pulsating energy of Senegalese percussionist and vocalist Adama Diop. The result is an irresistable dance music, filled with joy and passion. If you've never done european folk dance before, don't worry it's really easy. We'll start of the evening with a dance class to show you all the steps you need to know to enjoy the evening. Doors open 17:30 Dance class 18:00-19:00 Social dancing 19:00-22:00 VIDEO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ve3NLCWccP0&feature=youtu.be&t=1m12s

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Shake The Chains

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

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

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Siobhan Miller

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

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

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Marty O'reilly

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

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

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Richard Digance

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

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Richard Digance

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

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The Ben Somers String Band

on Mon, 27 Feb 2017 at London The Fiddlers Elbow 7:00pm

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

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The Siobhan Miller Band

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

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

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Marty O'reilly

on Tue, 28 Feb 2017 at Norwich The Bicycle Shop 8:00pm

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Martin Carthy And John Kirkpatrick

on Wed, 1 Mar 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

National treasures Martin Carthy & John Kirkpatrick embark on a rare UK duo tour next February. These two leading interpreters of English folk traditions folk guitarist/singer Carthy and squeezebox virtuoso/singer Kirkpatrick are long-time collaborators in a variety of seminal musical projects: from John's iconic 1976 Morris tunes album Plain Capers through Steeleye Span to Brass Monkey. Their enduring enjoyment of playing with each other shines through in their performances warm, natural and charismatic. Pure English folk pedigree! For more than 40 years, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Martin Carthy has been one of folk music's greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it. Trailblazing musical partnerships with, amongst others, Steeleye Span, Dave Swarbrick and his award-winning wife (Norma Waterson) and daughter Eliza Carthy have resulted in more than 40 albums, but Martin has only recorded 10 solo albums, of which Waiting for Angels (Topic TSCD527) was the latest. A ballad singer, a ground-breaking acoustic and electric-guitarist and an authoritative interpreter of newly composed material, Martin always prefers to follow an insatiable musical curiosity rather than cash in on his unrivalled position. Perhaps, most significant of all, are his settings of traditional songs with guitar, which have influenced a generation of artists, including Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, on both sides of the Atlantic. 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 (melodeon, Anglo concertina and button accordion), 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. As songwriter, composer, choreographer, and musical director, he has contributed to over sixty plays in the theatre and on radio. And as featured artiste, band member, or session player, his music can be heard on over 200 different commercial recordings. Praise for Martin: `Arguably the greatest English folk song performer, writer, collector and editor of them all' Q Magazine 'Carthy is a master of the ballad of substance, songs that tell stories, whether they are traditional, his own or from contemporary writers.' The Telegraph Praise for John: English Folk Dance and Song Society's Gold Badge 2003 (Awarded for his outstanding contribution to English Folk Music) Kirkpatrick's buoyant presence and lust for this music sounds more rampant than everColin Irwin - fRoots 2009

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Courtney Marie Andrews

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

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Courtney Marie Andrews

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

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Marty O'reilly

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

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Jim Causley

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

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

on Wed, 1 Mar 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

We are proud to welcome back this amazing triple bill to the intimate Backroom of Sheffield's most vibrant and celebrated venue, The Greystones. Three of the British folk scene's finest, most formidable and forthright female acts take to the stage to celebrate International Women's Day 2017. BBC 6 Music favourites and BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015 Best Duo nominees O'Hooley and Tidow will be joined by BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Finalists Lady Maisery and the irrepressible Leicester songwriter Grace Petrie. This is a rare opportunity to experience these thought provoking, heartfelt, entertaining and enthralling women in one unrepeatable performance. There are two performances on Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd March 2017. These will sell-out, no doubt about it. Last year's shows sold-out weeks in advance. Get your skates on!! O'Hooley and Tidow: "Defiant, robust, political, northern, poetical folk music for the times we live in." Independent Lady Maisery: "...are women with ideas, purpose and urgency. They create powerful, enthralling work." Songlines Grace Petrie: "A powerful new songwriting voice." Guardian Tickets available from the venue until 6pm daily.

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

on Wed, 1 Mar 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

We are proud to welcome back this amazing triple bill to the intimate Backroom of Sheffield's most vibrant and celebrated venue, The Greystones. Three of the British folk scene's finest, most formidable and forthright female acts take to the stage to celebrate International Women's Day 2017. BBC 6 Music favourites and BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015 Best Duo nominees O'Hooley and Tidow will be joined by BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Finalists Lady Maisery and the irrepressible Leicester songwriter Grace Petrie. This is a rare opportunity to experience these thought provoking, heartfelt, entertaining and enthralling women in one unrepeatable performance. There are two performances on Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd March 2017. These will sell-out, no doubt about it. Last year's shows sold-out weeks in advance. Get your skates on!! O'Hooley and Tidow: "Defiant, robust, political, northern, poetical folk music for the times we live in." Independent Lady Maisery: "...are women with ideas, purpose and urgency. They create powerful, enthralling work." Songlines Grace Petrie: "A powerful new songwriting voice." Guardian Tickets available from the venue until 6pm daily.

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Stompin' Dave

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

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

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The Churchfitters

on Thu, 2 Mar 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

This is a madcap multi-instrumental folk band like no other, quite simply one of the most exuberant, energetic and entertaining acts we regularly host. Witness a bass guitar made out of a frying pan, or heart wrenching vocals accompanied by musical saw, or foot-stompingly fast fiddle mixed with funk-rock bouzouki. If you've seen this Anglo-French trio before you'll surely want to come again.

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The Churchfitters

on Thu, 2 Mar 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

This is a madcap multi-instrumental folk band like no other, quite simply one of the most exuberant, energetic and entertaining acts we regularly host. Witness a bass guitar made out of a frying pan, or heart wrenching vocals accompanied by musical saw, or foot-stompingly fast fiddle mixed with funk-rock bouzouki. If you've seen this Anglo-French trio before you'll surely want to come again.

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Len Graham

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

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

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Len Graham

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

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

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Mad Dog Mcrae

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

Mad Dog Mcrae blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and 'shake your ass' music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional ballads of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies.

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

on Thu, 2 Mar 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

We are proud to welcome back this amazing triple bill to the intimate Backroom of Sheffield's most vibrant and celebrated venue, The Greystones. Three of the British folk scene's finest, most formidable and forthright female acts take to the stage to celebrate International Women's Day 2017. BBC 6 Music favourites and BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015 Best Duo nominees O'Hooley and Tidow will be joined by BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Finalists Lady Maisery and the irrepressible Leicester songwriter Grace Petrie. This is a rare opportunity to experience these thought provoking, heartfelt, entertaining and enthralling women in one unrepeatable performance. There are two performances on Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd March 2017. These will sell-out, no doubt about it. Last year's shows sold-out weeks in advance. Get your skates on!! O'Hooley and Tidow: "Defiant, robust, political, northern, poetical folk music for the times we live in." Independent Lady Maisery: "...are women with ideas, purpose and urgency. They create powerful, enthralling work." Songlines Grace Petrie: "A powerful new songwriting voice." Guardian Tickets available from the venue until 6pm daily.

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

on Thu, 2 Mar 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

We are proud to welcome back this amazing triple bill to the intimate Backroom of Sheffield's most vibrant and celebrated venue, The Greystones. Three of the British folk scene's finest, most formidable and forthright female acts take to the stage to celebrate International Women's Day 2017. BBC 6 Music favourites and BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015 Best Duo nominees O'Hooley and Tidow will be joined by BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Finalists Lady Maisery and the irrepressible Leicester songwriter Grace Petrie. This is a rare opportunity to experience these thought provoking, heartfelt, entertaining and enthralling women in one unrepeatable performance. There are two performances on Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd March 2017. These will sell-out, no doubt about it. Last year's shows sold-out weeks in advance. Get your skates on!! O'Hooley and Tidow: "Defiant, robust, political, northern, poetical folk music for the times we live in." Independent Lady Maisery: "...are women with ideas, purpose and urgency. They create powerful, enthralling work." Songlines Grace Petrie: "A powerful new songwriting voice." Guardian Tickets available from the venue until 6pm daily.

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Miranda Sykes And Rex Preston At Evenlode Folk

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

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

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Oysters3

on Fri, 3 Mar 2017 at Totnes Harberton Parish Hall 7:15pm

Concert starts 8.00pm. Doors & Real Ale Bar open 7.15pm Oysterband from a different angle... By popular demand, Oysters3 take to the road again in 2017. John Jones, Alan Prosser and Ian Telfer, the three founder members and creative heart of folk-rock legends Oysterband, invite you to an evening of fresh acoustic performance and off-the-wall stories - an insight into their history, sometimes turbulent, often funny, with great songs from every era of a unique career. "The very first time we did this, we more or less improvised the show. We were astonished when it went down a storm - and we wondered why on earth we'd never thought of doing it before!" Real ale bar supplied by the Bay Horse Inn, Totnes

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Lindisfarne

on Fri, 3 Mar 2017 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

During the early '70s Lindisfarne were one of the hottest folk rock bands in England, with chart placements on two of their albums that rivaled Jethro Tull, and had them proclaimed one of the most important groups of the decade. With a sound that mixed plaintive folk-like melodies, earthy but well-sung harmonies, and acoustic and electric textures, the group seemed poised for international success. Owing to the usual vagaries of the music industry and the premature passing of founder member, Alan Hull, it never quite arrived, but the band always maintained a fiercely loyal fan base. However, the 21st century sees Lindisfarne return to form with a classic six-piece line up of long-time members fronted by original founder-member Rod Clements on vocals, mandolin, fiddle and slide guitar. With a repertoire of unforgettable songs like 'Meet Me On The Corner', 'Fog On The Tyne', 'Lady Eleanor' and 'Run For Home' and a reputation for live performance second to none, Lindisfarne's power to galvanise festival and concert audiences remains undimmed and is guaranteed to get the crowd on its feet and singing along. Lindisfarne are: ROD CLEMENTS (1969-present) Vocal, mandolin, fiddle, guitars DAVE HULL-DENHOLM (1994-present) Vocal, guitars STEVE DAGGETT (1986-present) Vocal, keyboards, guitars CHARLIE HARCOURT (1973-present) Guitar, vocal IAN THOMSON (1995-present) Bass, vocal PAUL THOMPSON (ex-Roxy Music) Drums

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Don Kipper

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

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

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Hadrian's Union

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

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

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

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

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

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Daria Kulesh

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

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

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Benjamin Folke Thomas - Album Launch Show

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

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

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4square

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

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Imc Presents: International Acoustic Showcase

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

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

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Imc Presents: International Acoustic Showcase

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

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

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The Fobo Jug Band

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

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

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Marty O'reilly

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

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

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Fado With Claudia Aurora

on Fri, 3 Mar 2017 at London Cafe Barcelona 7:00pm

Join us for an evening of soulful Fado. Fado lies at the heart of the Portuguese soul, deeply expressive yet highly lyrical. It could be the world oldest urban folk music, arriving perhaps as a dance from Africa, or maybe form the sad songs of homesick sailors. Whatever its origins, its themes are constant destiny, betrayal in love, loss, longing and yearning that can't be satisfied. Claudia Aurora is from Porto, and has appeared at WOMAD Festival and has recently performed at the BBC3′ Radio sessions Live at the South Bank Centre.

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Fannys Roving Folk Club

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

A night of Country, Western Swing and Cajun blues.

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Fannys Roving Folk Club

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

A night of Country, Western Swing and Cajun blues.

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Archie Fisher In Concert

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

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

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Tim Edey In Concert@faversham Assembly Rooms

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

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

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Kris Drever And Kaia Kater

on Sat, 4 Mar 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Drever's voice and guitar now form a part of the backbone of today's contemporary roots and folk scene. Hugely admired as a solo artist, collaborator, and member of folk superstars Lau, he is a phenomenal and prolific artist. Drever has already played alongside Jack Bruce, Bela Fleck, Tinariwen, Joan As Police Woman, Jerry Douglas, Danny Thompson, Tim O'Brien, Sarah Jarosz, Shawn Colvin, Phil Cunningham, Rosanne Cash, Roddy Woomble, Eddi Reader, Adem, Kate Rusby, Julie Fowlis, Karine Polwart and many more.

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Luke Tuchscherer And The Penny Dreadfuls

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

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

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Keith Thompson Band

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

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Keith Thompson Band

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

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Rab Noakes

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

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

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Marry Waterson & David A. Jaycock

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

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

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Marry Waterson & David A. Jaycock

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

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

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Dale Storr - New Orleans Piano Show (london Exclusive)

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

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

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Bernard Wrigley

on Sat, 4 Mar 2017 at Accrington Peel Park Hotel 7:30pm

From starting in folk clubs as a child bride, then writing & performing at the Octagon theatre in Bolton, Bernard Wrigley's career has always combined singing and acting. From TV programmes and films such as Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Phoenix Nights, Dinnerladies, Alan Bennett films, Brassed Off, My Son The Fanatic & Steve Coogan's Coogan's Run, to the many radio plays and programmes presented or guested upon. There has throughout been a steady stream of LPs and CDs - eighteen to date.

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Paul Lamb & The King Snakes

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

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

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Philip Henry & Hannah Martin

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

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

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The Undercover Hippy

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

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

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Royal Traditions - Jess & Richard Arrowsmith

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

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

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Chantel Mcgregor

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

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

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Spike Drivers

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

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

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Spike Drivers

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

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

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Linda Watkins

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

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

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Will Johns

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

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Fannys Roving Folk Club

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

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

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Fannys Roving Folk Club

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

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

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

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

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

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The Coal Porters

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

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

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Tim Edey In Concert@st. Peters Memorial Hall Broadstairs

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

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

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Worry Dolls Acousticislefestival

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

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

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Vin Garbutt

on Sun, 5 Mar 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Winner of BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards "Best Live Act" Award 2001 Powerful, hugely moving, warm, humane, inspired, funny and gut wrenchingly honest. These are just some of the superlatives used to describe Vin's performance. Vin's career has spanned over 40 years of constant world wide touring which must make him some kind of elder statesman of folk. His songs are inspired by the folk tradition, but have transformed into gritty social comment and life observations. He is renowned for his hilarious intros, but for him his song lyrics are the crux of his performance. Vin cuts through the bull, grasping those he meets firmly by the hand and shaking them up with a dose of laughter and tears. It's a true gift to be able to make us laugh and squirm at the same time, but Vin does both. He should be prescribed on the National Health. - English Folk Dance & Song Society. Every budding singer-songwriter please take note: attending a Vin Garbutt concert is now mandatory before your first public performance. Garbutt is the undisputed master of communicating with an audience. - Penguin Eggs Magazine. Canada Winner of BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards "Best Live Act" Award 2001 Honorary Degree of Master of Arts awarded to Vin by Teesside University in 2001 for his music and his services to the arts and culture of the area of the North East of England. BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Nominee for "Best Live Act" Award 2007

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Lewis & Leigh

on Sun, 5 Mar 2017 at Portsmouth The Square Tower 7:00pm

We're absolutely thrilled to announce one of our very special house concerts in the beautiful upstairs room of the Square Tower with the mega talents that are Al Lewis (from Wales) and Alva Leigh (from Mississippi) - Lewis & Leigh. This will be a unique chance to see two of the UK Americana scenes brightest talents up close and personal - a unique and wonderful opportunity to see and hear the music as it was originally conceived. They sing for the lost and lonelybut the songs and harmonies carry as much sweetness as sorrow. (The Guardian) At the inaugural UK Americana Awards, Lewis and Leigh received two nominations which was nothing short of phenomenal given that their collaboration only started less than 2 years earlier! Their nominations were for Best UK Song (Rubble) and Best UK Act - and they were also invited to sing Rubble live at the award ceremony itself hosted by none other than Whispering Bob Harris. They pretty much stole the show (and given that the likes of Gretchen Peters, Billy Bragg and Ethan Johns performed too, that was some achievement!), and have since then gone from strength to strength. Following that stand out performance, they were invited to join Billy Bragg's songwriters round at Glastonbury, open shows on tour with Deacon Blue, and amazingly return to the States for appearances at the world-famous US Americana Festival in Nashville in September. The duo will be playing songs from their stunning debut album Ghost - a collection of self-penned originals, recorded in January of 2016 at Urchin Studios in London with Matt Ingram. And that album has been receiving constant airplay on all the main radio stations, and been championed by the man himself Bob Harris. The album has already spent 3 weeks in the UK Americana Top 40 charts, climbing up to the lofty heights of number 14! Reserved and minimal backing, harmonies that are both dark and sweet. If The Shires are too pop for your palate, or Gillian Welch too dusty, Lewis and Leigh will really hit the spot! (Q Magazine) We are limiting the numbers strictly to 45 only, and we know this one is going to sell out very quickly, so as always we'd recommend you getting your tickets sooner rather than later. Check out the You Tube videos below and you'll realise what a special night we're all in for! More information at: www.squarerootspromotions.co.uk

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Ben Glover

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

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

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Fairport Convention - 50th Anniversary Tour

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

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

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Chris Wood

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

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

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Martin Simpson At Walthamstow Folk

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

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

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The Foxglove Trio

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

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

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The Foxglove Trio

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

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

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Soothsayers

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Soothsayers present.... The Effra Sessions Soothsayers bring their legendary decade long running South London night to Camden. Expect dynamic Afro and Dub grooves, evolved ensemble playing , uplifting vocal harmonies and most of all a 100 percent good vibration. Led by horn players and vocalists Idris Rahman and Robin Hopcraft , this fantastic and unique band that have performed worldwide and produced an extensive catalogue of fine recordings. Uncut Magazine: precise, melodic vocals with intricate horn led arrangements ...the mood is defiant and joyous .... delightful" The Independent on Sunday: The grooves are solid, the playing immaculate and the three-part vocal harmonies the icing on the cake"

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John Spiers

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

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

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The Happy Cats

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

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

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Flamenco With Alma Gitana

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

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

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Dirty Bourbon River Show

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

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

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Chris Quinn

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

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

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Chris Wood

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

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

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Paul Mcclure & The Local Heroes

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

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Mawkin

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

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Time Out Live Presents.... Conor Owen + Nuala + Joe Slater

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Time Out Live presents three rising stars on one bill. All together at Time Out readers 'Favourite Live Music Venue'.... CONOR OWEN Inspired by some of the very best folk and alt folk musicians of recent times John Martyn, Dick Gaughan, James Taylor, The Staves and Foy Vance singer-songwriter Conor Owen launches his exciting new musical venture: Ren. Ren's music is defined by a yearning to explore, experience and familiarise the unknown. This in part comes from his diverse upbringing from an Irish Mother, a Liverpudlian Father and being born in to the East End of London. All in all, a very loveable rogue. NUALA A singer/songwriter with a contemporary twist, Nuala puts love and passion into every performance. Drawing on influences from gritty soul/rock to pop, blues and folk, what reigns supreme is the lyrical content of her songs straight from her heart to ours. Accompanied by her guitar, the highlight of each performance is her powerful, dynamic voice. JOE SLATER A young Liverpudlian head on wise shoulders, with musical inspirations hailing from Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Oasis and Van Morrison. Slater's variety of music cannot be classed within a single genre as his unique melodic approach blurs the lines between Blues, Soul and Rock n Roll. With 6 instruments under his belt, the primary stages of Slater's career path have drawn attraction from all over the globe including musical legend Quincy Jones, controversial US rapper Immortal Technique along with The Kuwait Royal Family. His new EP "Floatin' with single Lonely has just been released. ( Jan 2017 )

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4square @ The Harrison

on Wed, 8 Mar 2017 at London The Harrison.; 7:30am

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

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4square @ The Harrison

on Wed, 8 Mar 2017 at London The Harrison.; 7:30am

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

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Kristin Mcclement + Emma Gatrill

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

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

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Davy Holt

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

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

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Coven

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

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

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Paul Mcclure & Band

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

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

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Ellie Rose Rusbridge

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

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

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The Grahams: Uk Tour

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

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

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Bob Fox

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

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The Northumbrian Ranters

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

Part of the Northumbrian Music Festival: On Tour

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Goat Rope Rodeo Band

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

MrWishyWashy presents Launderette Sessions http://www.oldcinemalaunderette.uk/retro-gig-venue https://www.facebook.com/LaunderetteSessions/ https://mobile.twitter.com/LaunderetteSess https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g190832-d6612072-Reviews-Old_Cinema_Launderette-Durham_County_Durham_England.html https://www.instagram.com/launderette_sessions/ Old Cinema Launderette is a mix of standing and seating. If you wish to be seated it is best to arrive early. Doors open at 7pm. If you have any special needs please advise us by email to mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com and we will do our very best to accommodate these. The launderette is wheelchair friendly as is our beautiful toilet. All timings are approximate but generally:- Support 19.50 Headline 20.30 Old Cinema Launderette is a licenced venue and also serves OCC Coffee and Yorkshire Tea. We have a selection of fruit Teas and posh soft drinks. Quotes on Goat Roper Rodeo Band Like the Everlys fronted by Gram Parsons (Fatea) Amazing (Bob Harris) The Goat Ropers are the real deal ! I was blown away when I first saw them play and heard them harmonise, I wanted desperately to join in. If there's any justice in this crazy world, they'll soon be a household name and we'll all be keeping it country with them (Romeo Stodart- The Magic Numbers) The Goat Roper Rodeo Band take a slightly psychedelic route to the finish line and include some serious footstompin' rock 'n' roll along the way, Mix in a little gospel fire and a sprinkle of Gram and these boys ruled our last afternoon (Spiral Earth) Man, how can some so young be so sad.and so perfect! (Ian Dunlop Gram Parsons / Flying Burrito Bros). Wonderfully executed acoustic country blues with two guitars, a double bass and plaintive striking harmonies, a musical landscape driven by old timey sensibilities there's a lot to like about the Goat Roper Rodeo Band. (R2 Magazine) With refreshing, startling vocal harmonies and quirky song writing skills, these young'uns can roll out a fab sombre number just as well as an upbeat one, the Goat Roper Rodeo Band possess a uniqueness and quality that promises success and lovers of this old timey sound are simply going to love this. (Maverick magazine) A fresh, energetic three-piece acoustic band who combine great vocal harmonies with up-beat, self-penned songs to make a memorable live show. (The Record Journal Live)

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Jally Kebba Susso

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

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

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Tony Mcmanus

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

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

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Fleetwoodcave

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

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

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

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

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

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Billy Thompson Gypsy Style

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

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

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Chris Wood

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

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

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Soundbox Blues & Country Showcase

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

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

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Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston

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

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

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Imlé

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

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

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Imlé

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

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

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Babajack

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

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

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Sally Barker @ Wychwood Folk Club

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

Sat 11th March Sally Barker @ Wychwood Folk Club + support from Kadia Tiddy Hall, Shipton Road, Ascott -u- Wychwood, Oxon, OX7 6AG Tickets £10.00 in advance £12.00 on the door Start 8pm.Doors 7.30pm Parking & Bar Available Contact: Mark/Elaine 01993831427 or 07870563299 wychwoodfolkclub@zoho.com Sally Barker reduced Tom Jones, and viewers alike, to tears with her flawless performances on BBC's 'The Voice'. As a young widow her music career took a back seat in favour of bringing up her two sons who later persuaded her to enter the competition. Tom Jones' finalist on the programme, Sally turned down a £75,000 advance and the opportunity to record a covers album for Universal, choosing instead to finish the Poozies' album 'Into the Well' and work on her own material. Whether she is singing to seven million on TV or to 70 people in a club Sally is the consummate professional. It is in live performance that Sally thrives and excels. She has the ability to lift the words off the page as if you were hearing them for the first time, revealing their true meaning. A seasoned performer, Sally has recorded six solo albums, with songwriting influences from folk, jazz, blues and soul, and is well respected for her work with all-female folk group The Poozies. Sally's years of touring have included countless support slots; Bob Dylan, Robert Plant and Sir Tom amongst them. She also channels the iconic and sadly departed Sandy Denny in the recently re-formed legendary folk-rock band Fotheringay. After her appearance on The Voice, Sally's back catalogue saw a resurgence of sales. Sally's album 'ANOTHER TRAIN' featured in the official indie charts and ebayers were asking in excess of £100 for 2nd hand Barker CDs ! September 2015 and February/April 2016 brings Sally out on tour to promote her new 6 track 'Love Rat' e.p. which features 4 new songs ('Love Rat', 'Kissing a Stranger', 'Jealous Bones' and 'Heart & the Shell' and 2 songs from The Voice ('Walk on By' & 'Don't Let me be Misunderstood'). Sally's current live set is a mix of songs from her 'Love Rat' e.p., from 'Maid in England', 'Another Train' and YouTube favourites such as 'Dear Darlin'. "Sally changes the atmosphere in a room when she sings" (BBC Radio 2's Chris Evans). "I have to say you sound amazing" (Will.i.am). That was beautiful. Sally makes the room stop. (Kylie Minogue)

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The Hut People

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

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

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The Hut People

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

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

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Duotone

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

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

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Phil Beer In Concert

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

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

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Crh Music Presents Kaia Kater

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

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

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Richard Digance

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

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Richard Digance

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

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Oxley Meier Guitar Project

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

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

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Oxley Meier Guitar Project

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

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

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The Curst Sons

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

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

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The Spikedrivers

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

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

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Kirkophany

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Rab Noakes

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

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

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Leveret

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

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

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Philip Henry & Hannah Martin

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

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Bob Fox

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

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

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Peter Knights Gigspanner

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

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

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The Barry Walsh Band

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

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

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Vin Garbutt

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

Vin Garbutt's career has spanned over 40 years of constant world wide touring which must make him some kind of elder statesman of folk. His songs were inspired by the folk tradition at the beginning of his career, they still are but have transformed into gritty social comment and life observations. He is renowned for his hilarious intros but for him his song lyrics are the crux of his performance. Starts at 20.00

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Rattle On The Stovepipe At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 12 Mar 2017 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

A limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You will still be able to pay on the night but please remember to get here early if doing so as show may sell out.. However we appreciate that some people wish to be assured of admission, if so you may book in advance here. NOTE: Although there is plenty of seating at the venue tickets do not guarantee a seat and latecomers may have to stand if venue full.

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Wizz Jones

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

What a scoop! The original writer/bluesman/guitarist - a seminal influence on the whole acoustic explosion. Probably the first St. Ives alternative/beatnik hairy ever to get a TV feature. Mighty!

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Claude Bourbon

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

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

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Dom Flemons

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

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

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An Dha

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Jimmy Lee - Runaway Show

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

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

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Bity Booker + Neil Mcsweeney

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

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

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Jess And Richard Arrowsmith

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

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Jess And Richard Arrowsmith

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

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Linah Rocio

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

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

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Rackhouse Pilfer

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

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Rab Noakes

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

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Julie Felix

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

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Kim Lowings And The Greenwood

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

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

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Krista Detor

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

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

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Saiichi Sugiyama Band

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

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

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Saiichi Sugiyama Band

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

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

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Jim Moray

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

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

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Jim Causley

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

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

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Jim Causley

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

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

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Sefiroth Trio

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sefiroth is an international collective of musicians founded by brothers Nick and Alex Roth to explore and reimagine traditional Sephardic (Judeo-Spanish) repertoire for contemporary audiences. Sung in Ladino, these ancient songs weave timeless stories of love, loss and yearning for home, evoking the lands in which the Sephardic diaspora settled: Iberia, the Mediterranean and the Middle East. The group's arrangements are as porous and wide-ranging as the history of the Sephardim, combining acoustic and electric instruments, improvisation and trance-inducing rhythms. Following the release of its debut EP Arboles Lloran por Lluvia, Sefiroth staged a multimedia theatre show bringing its experimental arrangements to life through dance, digital projection and production design. It was hailed as "absolutely incredible" (Musicians Benevolent Fund), "striking and innovative" (playstosee.com) and "flawless... an incredibly fascinating collaboration between music, dance and digital media" (bargaintheatreland.com). This trio performance features Alex Roth (guitar), Shirley Smart (cello) and Alice Zawadzki (voice, violin). "Magical. Intense. Beautiful" - London Jazz News "Explores the spaces between the sounds as much as the notes themselves... like abstract painting with music. - worldmusic.co.uk Presented by Mosaic Nights... A monhtly series of concerts. Curated by cellist Shirley Smart, the series features bands and projects which lie in the spaces between jazz, world, folk and classical music.

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New Roots Presents: Mesadorm

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

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

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Whiskey In The Jar

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

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

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Forest Folk And Roots Present Stylusboy + Support

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

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

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Forest Folk And Roots Present Stylusboy + Support

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

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

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Steve Pledger

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

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

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Wren Music - Singing Her Story

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

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

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Sean Taylor And Band

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

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Alasdair Roberts Trio

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

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

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Rheingan Sisters

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

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

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Methera

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

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

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Kihaya Blues

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

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

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Bronwynne Brent Trio Usa

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

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

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St. Patrick's Day Craic

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

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

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St. Patrick's Day Craic

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

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

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The Hot Rock Pilgrims

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

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

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Lewis & Leigh

on Sat, 18 Mar 2017 at Newbury ACE Space 8:00pm

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

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Lewis & Leigh

on Sat, 18 Mar 2017 at Newbury ACE Space 8:00pm

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

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The Jar Family

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

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

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Claire Hastings In Concert

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

Winner of the BBC Scottish Young Traditional Musician of the Year in 2015 Claire Hastings is currently riding high on the success of her critically acclaimed debit album, Between River and Railway. Claire's fabulous vocals will be complemented by the driving guitar playing of Jenn Butterworth. The evening will be a mix of traditional and self-penned songs from sensitive ballads through to real foot stompers. This is not finger in the ear folk music! The published prices are for earlybird tickets available until four weeks before the concert. After Saturday 18th February prices will be £15 adult, £10 age 14-17 (both plus booking fee).

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Claire Hastings In Concert

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

Winner of the BBC Scottish Young Traditional Musician of the Year in 2015 Claire Hastings is currently riding high on the success of her critically acclaimed debit album, Between River and Railway. Claire's fabulous vocals will be complemented by the driving guitar playing of Jenn Butterworth. The evening will be a mix of traditional and self-penned songs from sensitive ballads through to real foot stompers. This is not finger in the ear folk music! The published prices are for earlybird tickets available until four weeks before the concert. After Saturday 18th February prices will be £15 adult, £10 age 14-17 (both plus booking fee).

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Paul Lamb And The Kingsnakes

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

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Eddie Martin

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

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Supermoon - Ep Launch Party

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

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

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Callaghan Live At Thorner Victory Hall Leeds

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

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

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Hot Blues & Chilli With The Robin Bibi Band

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

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

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Harbottle & Jonas

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

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

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4 Square

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

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Tom Mcmanus

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

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

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Richard Navarro And Camden Voices

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

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

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Keith James Plays The Music Of Leonard Cohen

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

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

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

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

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Will Johns & Jasmine Rodgers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Maddy Prior In Concert With Hannah James And Giles Lewin

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

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

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Claire Hastings

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

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

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Hurray For The Riff Raff

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

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Lizabett Russo Trio At Grateful Fred's

on Mon, 20 Mar 2017 at Formby Cafe D'Art 7:30am

Scotland-based singer-songwriter Lizabett Russo stands out in the most cluttered of genres, marked out by her Romanian heritage and her wealth of travelling experience. She brings a diverse and eclectic range of influences to her tracks, which move from traditional acoustic ballads to up-tempo jazz - and just about everything else in between. In 2013, Lizabett self-released her EP entitled The Traveller's Song, which found favour with online publications from across Europe, the US and Canada. Her stock across Europe is high, having played shows in Amsterdam, Zurich, Barcelona, Paris and Bucharest while her presence in UK led to supporting acclaimed musicians such as Rachel Sermanni, Rozi Plain, Tim Edey and Trembling Bells and playing at some prestigious festivals such as the Cambridge Folk Festival. ​ IronStar Films have selected 2 of her songs to be played in an independent short movie called 'Bloodloss'. The movie has received special mentions at independent film festivals in Los Angeles, Calgary, Marbella and Melbourne and Ontario. In 2015, Lizabett toured Japan and Seoul promoting her debut album 'Running with the Wolves' and she was back in Asia in 2016 with another tour promoting her new album 'The Burning Mountain'. ​ "Wonderfully haunting" Late Night Junction, BBC Radio 3

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Ian Siegal

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

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

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The Rheingans Sisters

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

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

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Bronwynne Brent Trio

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

Doors open 7.30pm; Concert starts 8pm

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Pagoda Project

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

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

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The James Brothers

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

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John Lee Hooker Jr And Animals & Friends

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

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

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Seun Kuti + Egypt80

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

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Bright Phoebus Presents: Kathryn Tickell & Amy Thatcher

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

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

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Bright Phoebus Presents: Kathryn Tickell & Amy Thatcher

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

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

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The Jar Family

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

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

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Vera Van Heeringen & Neil Mcsweeney

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

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Kieran Halpin

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

Kieran is one of our perennial favourites this will be something like his 14th solo appearance! He is an exceptional songwriter, widely covered by other artists, and a dynamic performer, his skills honed by 35 years on the road across Europe and beyond. Powerful, passionate, intimate and intense, Kieran lives every song on stage.

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Kieran Halpin

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

Kieran is one of our perennial favourites this will be something like his 14th solo appearance! He is an exceptional songwriter, widely covered by other artists, and a dynamic performer, his skills honed by 35 years on the road across Europe and beyond. Powerful, passionate, intimate and intense, Kieran lives every song on stage.

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Tir Na Nog (irish Progfolk)

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

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

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Will Johns & Friends

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

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

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Will Johns & Friends

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

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

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Valia Calda

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

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Valia Calda

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

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Rag Mama Rag

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

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

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Rag Mama Rag

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

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

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Ranagri

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

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

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The Fair Rain

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

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

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Martin Stephenson

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

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Vera Van Heeringen Trio

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

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

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The Djooks + Jack Burness Double Bill

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

2 of the best acts on Tyneside.

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Alden Patterson & Dashwood

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

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

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Blowzabella - Dance Workshop & Evening Dance

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

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

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The Hut People

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

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

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Fleetwood Cave

on Sat, 25 Mar 2017 at Southsea The Tea Tray 7:30pm

Marion Fleetwood and Gregg Cave met through new folk supergroup TRADarrr.  They share a love of performing live and for honest, expressive and original interpretations of traditional music from around the UK, combined with their own original material.            Marion has a voice which has been described as mesmerising and siren-esque, and plays all things bowed. Ashley Hutchings MBE has said she deserves to be ranked amongst the finest singers in this country. She has been a well known figure on the folk scene and is probably best known as a multi-instrumentalist member of new folk supergroup TRADarrr and The Jigantics. She was a member of Meet on the Ledge and the award winning ColvinQuarmby - now known as The Gerry Colvin Band, which she still performs with. She has also appeared live with, amongst many others, Feast of Fiddles and has appeared in one guise or another at festivals and venues across Europe and the UK. She released her first solo album, 'Holding Space', in the summer of 2015. Marion Fleetwood's sublime voice alone would make anyone who hears it stand up and take notice. She is clearly a future force to be reckoned with! (Nigel Schofield, Author: Fairport by Fairport & RT - The Life And Music Of Richard Thompson) Since forming folk-rock band CAVE when he was 18 years old, Gregg Cave, has been performing in concerts and at festivals in the UK and mainland Europe. In recent years Gregg has collaborated with musicians and storytellers and has been commissioned by the Arts Council and National Trust to produce two separate pieces of performance. Gregg is also a founder member of TRADarrr. His new album 'Old England Grown New' has now been released to great critical acclaim with BBC Introducing calling it very special. In addition to the fine collection of Northamptonshire musicians joining Gregg on this album, Dave Swarbrick (ex-Fairport Convention) played fiddle on the opening track 'The Bonny Lass of Anglesey'. We've been following Gregg for a couple of years now and his songwriting and interpretation of English folk songs has a refreshingly honest feel about it, plus his live sound is developing into something very special indeed. (BBC Music Introducing) Their debut album as a duo, 'People Like Us', was Crowdfunded in 8 weeks and recorded over 5 days in a village hall in Northampton, with the added musical input of Tali Trow (double bass) and Paul Johnston (drums and percussion). It includes new material from both Marion and Gregg, along with one cover - Fairport Convention track 'Wizard of the Worldly Game' (with the definitive lyrics to the final verse sent to them by Simon Nicol himself after an exhaustive on-line search showed much confusion!). Friends of the pair joined them to complete the recording and include Simon Nicol and Chris Leslie of Fairport Convention, Anna Ryder, Edwina Hayes, Debs Earl and Chris Cleverley. It will be released in January 2017 and the 25 date 'People Like Us' Tour includes gigs across England and Wales. Perfectly balanced voices and instrumental virtuositya fine concert from two seasoned performers with much still to offer. (Lichfield Guildhall) For those of you who came along to The Tea Tray to see our up close and personal show with Grammy nominee Andrew Duhon, you'll know what a beautiful little venue this is. We think this amazing little cafe is the perfect venue in which to see these amazing artists up close and personal! Notwithstanding that, The Tea Tray is fully licensed, so you'll be able to have a nice drink and Nicki also makes the most amazing cakes! It promises to be a gorgeous evening! More information at: www.squarerootspromotions.co.uk

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Mike Silver @ Shammick Acoustic

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

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

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Holy Moly & The Crackers

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

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

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Henhouse Prowlers

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

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

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Bronwynne Brent Trio

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

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

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Rodney Branigan

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

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

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Wille & The Bandits

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

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

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Crh Music Presents Bill Kirchen And Band

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

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Martin Carthy At Walthamstow Folk

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

A limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You will still be able to pay on the night but please remember to get here early if doing so as show may sell out.. However we appreciate that some people wish to be assured of admission, if so you may book in advance here. NOTE: Although there is plenty of seating at the venue tickets do not guarantee a seat and latecomers may have to stand if venue full.

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Michele And Romeo Stodart Present.....

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- After the resounding success of their 3 month residency at Green Note