Loreley

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

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

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Henhouse Prowlers

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

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

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Brigitte Demeyer & Will Kimbrough

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

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

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Julian Mount

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

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

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Adrian Nation

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

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Adrian Nation

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

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Itasca

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

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

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100 Club Tuesday Blues Ft The Soul Jacket, Bad Day Blues Band, Tom Walker Trio

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

Solid Entertainments presents 100 CLUB TUESDAY BLUES THE SOUL JACKET BAD DAY BLUES BAND TOM WALKER TRIO

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Brigitte Demeyer /will Kimbrough

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

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

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Jesca Hoop

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

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Itasca

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

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Mayflower Folk Club Presents Melodeon Maestro Tony Hall.

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

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

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Mayflower Folk Club Presents Melodeon Maestro Tony Hall.

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

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

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Gwdihw Presents Alba & Matthew Frederick + Support

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

We're are delighted to bring the stunning, ethereal blend of post-rock, spine-tingling vocals and subtle piano & folk riffs of Bristol's Alba to the Gwdihw stage. Alba's soaring vocals echo across soundscapes of intricate guitar riffs, running piano and epic drums. If London Grammar and Kate Bush collaborated, this would be the beautiful outcome. Joining them will be Matthew Frederick. As a co-founder of BBC Introducing favourites Climbing Trees, Matthew has supported jazz supremo Jamie Cullum, performed with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and recorded at London's legendary Maida Vale Studios in between two critically-acclaimed albums; 2013 debut 'Hebron' and follow-up 'Borders', shortlisted for the 2016 Welsh Music Prize. Support TBA.

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

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

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

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Ned Roberts - Album Launch

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

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

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Steve Tilston & Jez Lowe

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

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Reg Meuross

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

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

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Double Bill: Damien O'kane Trio + Daoirí Farrell

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

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

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Dawson Reigns And The Rising // Winchester

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

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

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

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

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

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Lauren Housley

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

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Pauline Alexander With Sandy Stanage.

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

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Edwina Hayes - An Intimate Concert

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

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

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Luke Daniels

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

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Kathryn Roberts And Sean Lakeman

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

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

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Kathryn Roberts And Sean Lakeman

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

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

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Frigg's Finnish Fiddle Tunes Workshop

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

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

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Dawson Reigns And The Rising // Oxford

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

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

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The Askew Sisters

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

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

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The Askew Sisters

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

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

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The Churchfitters

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

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

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Kim Lowings & The Greenwood Plus Ciaran Algar, W/giles Deacon

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

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

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The Sam Kelly Trio

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

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

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Oysters 3

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

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

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Oysters 3

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

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

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Rackhouse Pilfer

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

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

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Jess Morgan At The Couthouse, Thirsk

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

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

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Mike Silver

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

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

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Helena Ray & The Thrift Shop Ensemble

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

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

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

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

Northern Ireland's Maurice Dickson has been writing and performing his songs for almost 30 years. There is something deeply satisfying about listening to a musician who is obviously the master of his craft. It is even more satisfying to listen to one, like Maurice Dickson, who is not only a consummate musician but whose music is firmly rooted in something deeply personal. Catherine Ashcroft plays the Uilleann Pipes and Whistles with breathtaking speed and virtuosity and in 2007 won All Britain titles on both whistle and pipes. Maurice and Catherine met in 2008 when Catherine recorded her first CD Take Flight and Follow at Maurice's studio in Cumbria. This led to them collaborating and Maurice invited her to guest on his forthcoming European tour. A great success they soon formed the duo Mochara. Taking the name from the Irish meaning of My Friend. The pair have since performed at various festivals, folk clubs, theatres and music venues throughout the UK, Ireland, Holland, Germany, Denmark and Norway. They have also released 3 albums, In Your Blood in 2010, Spirits and Dreamers in 2013 and more recently the fabulous Live at the Island in 2015. Performing a dynamic mix of original and traditional Irish songs and tunes, the duo promise audiences a night of spellbinding music and entertainment. Words are hardly adequate to describe the skill, quality and sheer class of interpretation this duo brought to the finest musical entertainment I have had the pleasure to enjoy for a very long time. (The Arran Banner) The Village Hall will be set out in Cabaret Style -there is no Bar so bring your own nibbles and tipples. Doors will open at 19:30 and the performance will start at 20:00 on Friday 31st March 2017

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Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham

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

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

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Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham

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

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

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Fay Hield & The Hurricane Party

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

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

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The Lost Songs Of Jake Thackray

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

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The Lost Songs Of Jake Thackray

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

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Johnny Flyn & The Sussex Wit

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

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Ruth Theodore @ Cafe #9

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

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

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Helter Skelter With Justin & The Argonauts + Ben Hemming Trio

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

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

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Dawson Reigns And The Rising // London

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

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

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David Celia And Marla

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

David is an innovative singer/songwriter and astonishing guitar player, known for his spontaneously driven live performances. His songs have an open alt/folk style that's also been described as Beatlesque. On this tour he is accompanied with German/Spanish singer Marla (Hedelberg), who he has also produced. They met playing music in Germany and they soon found a chemistry together. They have been writing music and touring the world together ever since. Marla's songs tell stories of lost love sung with an airy voice as she softly picks her guitar. Her moving debut album "Madawaska Valley is available on CD & Vinyl (Melting Pot Music/Rough Trade). David tours frequently across Canada and to Europe where he has played festivals such as Glastonbury (UK), Blue Balls (CH), Le Rock (FRA) and more. David has played with Canadian folk legends Ian & Sylvia and Gordon Lightfoot is a fan. As a result of playing sideman to Emiliana Torrini, he was invited to be one of the headliners at Braedslan Festival 2016 in Iceland.

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The Urban Folk Quartet

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

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

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An Americana Hootenany With The Fargo Railroad Co

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

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

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An Americana Hootenany With The Fargo Railroad Co

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

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

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Brooks Williams At Bingham Folk Club

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

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

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The Velvet Underground & Nico Presented By The Awful Truth

on Fri, 31 Mar 2017 at Manchester The Wonder Inn 7:30pm

Another classic album showcasing local talent. This time round The Velvet Underground & Nico's seminal 1967 album "The Velvet Underground & Nico". Released March 1967. 50 year anniversary!!! Line up: PlaygroundMCR The Awful Truth Riders Femmes Fatales Artists will play a few of their own songs and a few songs in their own style from that wonderful album. 01. Sunday Morning 02. I'm Waiting For The Man 03. Femme Fatale 04. Venus In Furs 05. Run Run Run 06. All Tomorrow's Parties 07. Heroin 08. There She Goes Again 09. I'll Be Your Mirror 10. The Black Angel's Death Song 11. European Son

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King Size Voodoo Traveller

on Fri, 31 Mar 2017 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

One of THE very best live electric bands to come out of The North East... always a busy night. Excellent support from Rum Doodle.

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Ceilidh And Accoustic Night

on Fri, 31 Mar 2017 at London Mycenae House 7:00pm

A great night of dancing and live music at Mycenae House on Friday 31st March 7-10.30

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Moving Parts: Newcastle Puppetry Festival 2017

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

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

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Felix Holt & The Radicals

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

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

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Parisian Chanteuse Céline Dommart With Montparnasse

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

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

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Kadia - The Outlandish Ep Launch Party

on Sat, 1 Apr 2017 at Bournemouth St Andrew's Kinson 7:30pm

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

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Royal Traditions - Nicola Beazley & Alex Cumming

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

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

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John Smith

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

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

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Gilmore & Roberts

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

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

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

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

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

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Marc Davies Band

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

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Marc Davies Band

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

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Stillhouse

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

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

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Folk In Fernham With Ninebarrow

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

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

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Tarantella Beats Party With Amaraterra

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

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

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Blue Rose Code @ The Biggar Municipal Hall

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

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

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Blue Rose Code @ The Biggar Municipal Hall

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

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

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Dual Album Launch -avital Raz & The Angel Brothers

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

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

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Dual Album Launch -avital Raz & The Angel Brothers

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

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

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Lost Revellers Launch

on Sat, 1 Apr 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Come and dance the night away with Lost Revellers as we launch our live EP. There will be SWINGING GYPSY JAZZ, SMOULDERING TANGOS,WILD DANCE BEATS, STOMPING FOLK... but not as you know it! We're very excited to have support and special guest appearance from Andy McKay joining us all the way from Edinburgh...

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Tarantella Beats Party With Amaraterra + Dance Workshop

on Sat, 1 Apr 2017 at London Jamboree 5:30pm

Here comes March's sizzling Southern Italian party, an uplifting evening of passionate live music and dance performances from Amaraterra, with a special Pizzica dance workshop beforehand 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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Crh Music Presents Alejandro Escovedo

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

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

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Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar

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

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

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Rusty Shackle

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

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Rackhouse Pilfer

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

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

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Rackhouse Pilfer

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

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

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Wizz Jones At Walthamstow Folk

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

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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Softlysoftly Presents Mariah Wade + Romani Beau + Sara And Kenny

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

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

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Ranagri & Dagleish In Saltburn

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

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

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Tango At Jamboree!

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

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

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Tango At Jamboree!

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

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

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Tango At Jamboree!

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

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

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Rachel Newton

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

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

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Tom Townsend

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

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

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10 String Symphony

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

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

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Folklore Present .. Tom Hyatt

on Mon, 3 Apr 2017 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:30pm

Tom Hyatt is a unique and stand-out artist on the London live circuit. His explosive voice delivers dynamic and forthright songs, backed by propulsive guitar or contemplative piano. Son of artist and 'punk professor' John Hyatt (The Three Johns), it's unsurprising that Tom gravitated to the stage. A reputation for captivating live shows began to grow amongst his contemporaries, as old habits lead Hyatt to distil the singer/songwriter down to it's most compelling roots. With performances at the likes of the National Portrait Gallery, Danny Boyle's Shuffle Festival and Bestival, it was Spiritual Bar in Camden that would prove to be the best fit for Hyatt's mind and music. It's unique authenticity and eclectic scene of rock, folk and blues musicians honed Hyatt's craft, captured on his debut live album, Live at Spiritual (2017). Sophistication and aplomb which is incredibly rare one of the most intelligent, relevant singer-songwriters in the country Louder Than War ****** Mock Deer (Ricky Damiani) is a singer and songwriter based in London. Pork Chop Suits - "Song of the day" (FOLK RADIO UK) Everything hangs on the voice .. And what a voice it is! Real Gone A self-taught musician with a unique playing and writing style, he has spent the majority of his life in the North of England and has re-immersed himself in the capital's Alt-folk scene over recent years, playing shows for many of the best local promoters as well as touring both in the UK and in Europe. As well as writing original music for theatre and television he has released two EPs, 'Cold and Bright' and more recently 'How We Used to Live' released in July 2015. His renewed involvement in the live music scene has seen him play shows supporting great acts such as The Burning Hell (Can), The Migrant (DK), Sam Brookes (UK) and Kristin McClement (UK) as well as appearing at several UK festivals, including Festival N6, Wilderness Festival, Ramsbottom Festival, The End & Uncivilization Festival He is currently recording an album with producer Scott Fitzgerald and collaborating with many friends he's met on the way, The Album promises to be something special and will hopefully be finished by the end of the year. Between the recording schedule he'll be playing shows and festivals in the Uk/Europe throughout the year

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Fay Hield **warm Up Special**

on Mon, 3 Apr 2017 at Sheffield Yellow Arch Venue 8:00pm

Fay presents a stripped down set as a warm up for a live broadcast for Radio 3 on the 8th April. Expect songs from Yorkshire, a rare banjo appearance, sublime musicianship from her guests and some giggles as they iron out the niggles. Featuring Jon Boden, Roger Wilson and Ben Nicholls Warning: The venue do not admit under 18s.

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Fay Hield **warm Up Special**

on Mon, 3 Apr 2017 at Sheffield Yellow Arch Venue 8:00pm

Fay presents a stripped down set as a warm up for a live broadcast for Radio 3 on the 8th April. Expect songs from Yorkshire, a rare banjo appearance, sublime musicianship from her guests and some giggles as they iron out the niggles. Featuring Jon Boden, Roger Wilson and Ben Nicholls Warning: The venue do not admit under 18s.

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Lisa O'neill

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

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

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Maddy Prior In Concert With Hannah James And Giles Lewin

on Tue, 4 Apr 2017 at Wingfield Barns 7:00pm

A true legend of British music, Maddy Prior's latest album 3 For Joy is an exploration of the tradition that she loves. Together with musical partners Giles Lewin (Carnival Band) and accordion player Hannah James, Maddy returns to perform the music of England, the British Isles and Eastern Europe. 3 For Joy is an exultant meeting of generations and traditions, but stamped with the strong musical personalities of each member. (Tim Cumming Songline Magazine 4 stars.) On stage 7.30 pm

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Samantha Crain

on Tue, 4 Apr 2017 at London The Lexington 7:30pm

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Yorkston Thorne Khan

on Tue, 4 Apr 2017 at London Saint John on Bethnal Green 7:30pm

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Three Dollar Shoe

on Tue, 4 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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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Danni Nicholls

on Wed, 5 Apr 2017 at London St Pancras Old Church 7:00pm

Laurel Canyon are proud to present the launch of Danni's new live album 'Danni Nicholls - The Vintage TV recordings' in one of London's most historic and intimate live music venues.This live album is supporting Nordoff Robbins in association with Vintage TV Nominated for 'best album of the year' at the recent AMA UK awards, Danni is one of the UK's finest Americana singer-songwriter's From a young age, Danni Nicholls was soaking up American folk, country and rock n roll music from her Grandmother's record collection in her small home town of Bedford, UK. When she inherited her Uncle Heathcliff's 1963 Burns London Shortscale Jazz guitar (rumoured to have belonged to Billy Fury!) aged 16, all those influences came pouring back out in the form of her own original material and has been flowing ever since. Danni met bassist/producer Chris Donohue (The Civil Wars, Elvis Costello, Robert Plant) in London in 2011 through a mutual friend whilst Chris was in the UK playing bass with Emmylou Harris as one of her Red Dirt Boys. The pair have now made two critically acclaimed albums together with some of Nashville's finest musicians featuring on the tracks. Debut 'A Little Redemption' was released July 2013 on Transmission Recordings and new album Mockingbird Lane was self-released in October 2015. Credits on the albums include the legendary Al Perkins on Dobro (Bob Dylan, Gram Parsons, The Rolling Stones) Steve Fishell on Pedal Steel (Willie Nelson, Linda Ronstadt) and Will Kimbrough (Jimmy Buffett, John Prine) "My time in Music City working with these great, great musicians was a hugely inspirational and surreal experience. It forced me to raise my game and push my boundaries. I've come away with two albums which I'm immensely proud of" Armed with her trusty, 'weathered and worn' Tanglewood guitar, Danni has been touring relentlessly far and wide, honing her craft and wooing audiences. A vibrant, spell-binding performer, she has been invited to support many artists such as Todd Snider, Jolie Holland, Kim Richey, Jim Lauderdale, Angus and Julia Stone, Bobby Bare Jr, Otis Gibbs, Mark Olsen, Nell Bryden, Tift Merrit and Diana Jones. With performances guaranteed to melt your heart into the soles of your cowboy boots, her passionate delivery, captivating velvet voice and charmingly engaging between-song banter compel you to fall under her spell. http://danninicholls.com https://youtu.be/looQrljXdm4 Smoky soul, folk-pop and heart-wrenching alt-country, all in a rich voice - (Q Magazine) Sumptuous...a warm wry line in confessional songwriting - (UNCUT) One in a million... (Maverick Music Magazine) Just Terrific - (Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2) It's hard to categorize London based Dubliner Rob Corcoran's music by genre. He sings and he writes songs but he's not the typical singer-songwriter. He is clearly influenced by vintage American and Irish folk but he's in no way a folk singer in the traditional sense. He cites his father's old vinyl collection which included the likes of Bob Dylan, Makem and Clancy and Simon and Garfunkel as the early gateway to a life long fascination with songs, and his later obsession with the lyrics of people like Townes Van Zandt and Leonard Cohen as providing him with the tools to explore the inner, often shadowy core of things. Those influences are in there, there's no doubt, some more obviously than others, but Rob's music is something very distinctive. The voice is his own. The turn of phrase is very much his own. Here are songs, well-crafted and instantly engaging, notable for lyrics that are direct, honest, conversational and at times dark, made to soar by Rob's soulful and distinctive vocals and the added musical finesse of multi-instrumentalist collaborators Lyle Zimmerman (mandolin, bouzouki and uke-bass) and Barbara Bartz (violin and accordion) and featuring some guest vocals by Danni Nicholls. "There's some serious business in these songs. A lot of sleepless nights, tinkering and revisiting went into them, haunted by the fear that one throwaway or less-than-earnest line could diminish the integrity of everything. They mean a lot to me. The pay-off is the thrill of later finding out that people enjoy them and relate to them." The Heart, Head and The Long Since Dead is Rob's debut E.P and is available to download now on itunes, amazon and all the usual download stores. Rob can be found entertaining audiences around London and often beyond. Keep an eye on robcorcoranmusic.com for updates. http://www.robcorcoranmusic.com

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Samantha Whates + Adam Beattie

on Wed, 5 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- NEW ROOTS PRESENTS.... Samantha Whates / Adam Beattie (double bill) SAMANTHA WHATES' beautifully crafted, poetic songs retain a strong affinity with her Scottish roots, cultivating a sound that is thoroughly contemporary, rooted in tradition, yet uniquely her own. Recent performances include Kings Place in May and the Purcell Rooms in the Royal Festival Hall. She recently released her debut Dark Nights Make For Brighter Days which has been enjoying both critical acclaim and radio play (BBC 6 Music, KCRW, Resonance FM). "Her songs made my evening, a rare treat" - James Yorkston "Just gorgeous" - Tom Robinson BBC 6Music "Understated, otherworldy...absorbing. The ghosts of Joni Mitchell, Vashti Bunyan and Suzanne Vega whisper their presence." FATEA Magazine WATCH SAMANTHA WHATES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkaWpHTMq1M WEBSITE: http://www.samanthawhates.com/ Scottish singer songwriter ADAM BEATTIE released his fourth studio album 'The Road Not Taken' with a sell-out show at Hoxton Hall in London and a UK-wide tour. The album's minor ballads and moody blues with a dark twist draw upon the broad influences of Celtic folk, American blues, country and early jazz balladry. Beattie's beautiful melodies combine with thoughtful lyrics to tackle themes of life, love, death and hope. He was recently invited by Mark Rylance to perform at his Stop The War charity fundraiser, to an intimate audience that included Rylance, Brian Eno and Jeremy Corbyn, and was part of the 'Band of Burns' ensemble alongside John Langan and Riognach Connolly (The Breath), a hugely successful Burns night celebration at Union Chapel earlier this year. 'Incredibly Beautiful' - Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC 'A great ear for melody and a natural talent for lyric writing' - Bruce MacGregor, BBC RADIO SCOTLAND 'Carefully crafted, gently affecting songwriting with a dark twist' - Roddy Hart, BBC RADIO SCOTLAND WATCH ADAM BEATTIE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f19tYhd9gTI Website: http://www.adambeattie.com/ New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk scene. It's committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves- for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible.

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Ben River & Musicians / Karen Pfeiffer & Paul Walker

on Wed, 5 Apr 2017 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Lewis Barfoot

on Wed, 5 Apr 2017 at London St David Coffee House 7:00pm

Join Brockley-based modern eclectic folk Singer Songwriter Lewis Barfoot for two intimate acoustic sets in the basement of St David Coffee house. Playing songs from her debut EP Catch Me and forthcoming album Folkalism. With her ethereal voice, fingerpicking guitar and mystical loop sequences, Lewis will take you on a vocal voyage around the world & the tender depths of her heart. Delicious music: a massage of the heart, a whisper to the soul - Irish Radio International Lewis works with an uncomplicated loveliness of sound - Misfit City www.lewisbarfoot.com Doors open 7.00pm Music from 7.30pm 2 sets with an interval

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Folk In The Owl's Nest Presents The Gentle Good + Support

on Wed, 5 Apr 2017 at Cardiff Gwdihw 7:30pm

We're so excited to be welcoming back The Gentle Good into the Owl's Nest on April 5th! The Gentle Good is also known as cardiff born Gareth Bonello, a Welsh Folk singer and songwriter. His honest and tender vocals are well matched to an intricate guitar style that owes much to the great guitarists of the 60s Folk revival. A dedicated multi-instrumentalist his recordings are layered with subtle string arrangements as well as banjos, mandolins and glockenspiels. A captivating live performer, The Gentle Good can enchant an audience with just a guitar, weaving dark stories amongst tragic Folk songs as he performs. Recent developments have seen Gareth perform with a string section delivering a more complete sound closer to those heard on his records. Support comes from Rhys Williams & Dai C. Thomas.

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The Basement Sessions.... Anne-marie Sanderson + Alx Green + More Tbc

on Wed, 5 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT SESSIONS at Green Note is a monthly night, filled with brilliant up-and-coming artists that you need to hear. Set in the intimate Basement space within this much-loved venue, you'll hear the best of what the UK acoustic scene has to offer! -------------------------- This month featuring.... Anne-Marie Sanderson + Alx Green + more tbc Anne-Marie Sanderson Anne-Marie Sanderson is a British singer-songwriter, recently returned to the UK after five years in America, where she released two EPs and toured up and down the west coast. Her most recent EP, Shadows & Sparks, explores twin-opposite themes of light-dark, mystery-certainty, love-loss, with songs arranged for a luscious chamber-folk ensemble. Following in the tradition of timeless singer-songwriters, her music is often compared to that of Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake, but fans and critics alike recognise that Anne-Marie Sanderson is all her own. https://www.facebook.com/TheAnneMariesian/ https://twitter.com/AnneMariesian https://www.youtube.com/user/TheAnnemariesian Alx Green Alx Green is a singer-songwriter from Chester in the North West of England. Seamlessly fusing modern folk music with dynamic vocals, invigorating melodies and percussive finger-tapping his songs have a fresh new feel but retain that classic songwriter sound. Alx has released several demo EP's and embarked on a successful three month European tour in 2015. His first studio EP was released in 2016 and got to number 2 in the iTunes Singer/Songwriter pre-order charts. The tracks have also seen radio play on BBC Radio 2, BBC 6Music, BBC Radio Merseyside and BBC Introducing being labelled as 'Sublime sounds'. www.alxgreen.com

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Faustus

on Thu, 6 Apr 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Nominated in the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, the Faustus triumvirate are three of the leading lights of their generation: Saul Rose (Waterson:Carthy, Whapweazel), Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Bellowhead) and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar's Feast). They have a plethora of experience between them, brought together here in a virtuosic display of musicianship and testosterone. Rooted deeply in the English tradition, in 2007 they received a 75th Anniversary Award from the English Folk Dance and Song Society.

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Emily Mae Winters + Marina Florance

on Thu, 6 Apr 2017 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar

on Thu, 6 Apr 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Debra Cowan

on Thu, 6 Apr 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

This excellent New England singer blends Celtic and Appalachian influences on a wide repertoire of traditional and contemporary folk songs, some acapella, others with guitar. Debra always impresses with her vocal clarity, warmth and agility, and her respect for the words and melodies she offers, alongside a friendly and relaxed stage presence.

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Debra Cowan

on Thu, 6 Apr 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

This excellent New England singer blends Celtic and Appalachian influences on a wide repertoire of traditional and contemporary folk songs, some acapella, others with guitar. Debra always impresses with her vocal clarity, warmth and agility, and her respect for the words and melodies she offers, alongside a friendly and relaxed stage presence.

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Woody Pines

on Thu, 6 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Nashville-based roots music hotshots Woody Pines have wowed the crowds on both sides of the Atlantic and last time they toured over here, reviewers unanimously declared them to be one of the most entertaining acts on the Americana circuit. These Muddy Roots Records stars have won fans around the world, Maverick magazine praising their last release as an intoxicating blend of rural and urban stringband, country blues and jug band music. BBC Radio 2 presenter Bob Harris is a fan and regularly features tracks on his show. He invited the band to appear on the stage he hosted at the big C2C event at the 02 arena in London. The trio was one of the headline acts flown over to Scotland to take part in Glasgow's Celtic Connections mid-winter bash two years ago, included for their fiery moonshine spirit that sparkles with feelgood freshness. What the Press have been saying: Go and see them, you won't regret it! American Roots UK Something for everyone and huge fun fRoots magazine "When showtime comes you just know these guys will rip it up!" - Acoustic magazine

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Maddison's Thread

on Thu, 6 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Maddison's Thread create an earthy, acoustic driven soundscape that perfectly complements the realism of Lee Maddison's conscientiously crafted songs. These are strongly melodic and unashamedly accessible, ranging from personal idylls of a world to strive for, to reflections on the materialism and inequalities which pervade modern life. It is an eclectic range of material, rooted in folk whilst embracing elements of blues, rock and country. Lee is an outstanding singer, songwriter and guitarist from Hartlepool in the North East of England who possesses a knack for writing clever, intelligent lyrics that communicate to diverse generations. He is joined by the sublimely colourful bassist, Nige Spaven and internationally acclaimed fiddle virtuoso, Stewart Hardy, whose lyrical and expressive fiddle lines weave a kind of magic, enhancing the vocal throughout. "Well-written music with thematic substance is a scarce commodity in the modern entertainment era, and Maddison's Thread is refreshingly original in that regard." (Justin Carlton, Phantom Tollbooth USA) "It's staggering to consider this is Maddison's first recording; it stands head and shoulders above the norm. (Ian Cripps, FATEA Records) "Maddison has a quite outstanding vocal and one that is instantly recognisable." (Martin Hutchinson, Progradar, Live Review) "The performance was excellent and the packed Big Top audience was very keen for more at the end. Voted 'the find of the festival' by many. Book them before they realise how good they are!" John Watterson, Festival Programmer, Beverley Folk Festival Lee released his debut album, the self titled Maddison's Thread in 2015, "... an incredibly polished debut (Ian Cripps, FATEA Records), and his second album, Sixty Minutes An Hour launches in January 2017; an utter musical triumph and should be one of the highlights of 2017 for any lover of great music, I cannot praise it enough. (Martin Hutchinson, ProgRadar)

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New Roots Presents Will Pound & Eddy Jay

on Thu, 6 Apr 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Thurs 6th April The Harrison, Kings Cross, WC1H 8JF Two sets, 8.30 pm - 9.10 pm / 9.30 pm - 10.10 pm Doors open 7.30 pm, Tickets £10.00 Nearest tube Kings Cross, 7 minutes walk. The dynamic and exhilarating duo of Will Pound and Eddy Jay leave audiences breathless. Together Will Pound and Eddy Jay create a sound and show like no other. The pair read each other instinctively, forging a path to new folk sounds with harmonica and accordion together as one instrument. Will Pound is one of the finest harmonica players of his generation whose innovative style pushes the boundaries of his instrument and the folk genre. Three-time nominee for BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician Of The Year, he has held the accolades of FATEA Instrumentalist of the Year (2013, 2014) and Spiral Earth Magazine Musician Of The Year (2015) Will has performed with musicians as diverse as Martin Simpson, Concerto Caledonia, Michelle Burke and Guy Chambers and is famous for his inventive arrangements and outstanding solos in duos Haddo, Walsh and Pound and four-piece The Will Pound Band. Eddy Jay is a real master of the accordion with the ability to turn it into an orchestra at his fingertips. He was a key player in the arrangement of the hit stage musical version of Noel Coward's Brief Encounter' (Kneehigh theatre) which toured US theatres including Studio 56 on Broadway (NY) He has performed with Cathal Coughlan and Tina May, devised his own version of Prokofiev's classic 'Peter and the Wolf' and Edith Piaf show which have toured the UK and beyond. 'A musical exaltation' - Lopa Kothari, BBC Radio 3/World On 3 'A dynamic set of ear-expanding tunes' - The Independent 'Staggeringly brilliant' - Folk Radio co.uk 'Amazing, wonderful music! Two lads on fire' - Mike Harding 'We live in an age where there is so much new music constantly at our fingertips it makes it hard for anything to seem really unique, innovative or surprising. But the exhilarating sound of Will Pound's harmonica teaming with Eddy Jay's masterful accordion playing is just that' - NARC Magazine 'Feverishly wonderful - absolutely stunning stuff. Will is a genius of global proportions' - Phil Brown, BBC Lancashire 'Wow - that sounds phenomenal doesn't it? Will is one of the most outstanding instrumentalists in the country today and he's teamed up with an inspiring accordionist - Bruce Macgregor, BBC Scotland 'Tremendous stuff - sparks are certainly flying here! - Frank Hennessy, BBC Wales 'Technically amazing, skilfully astounding, Ignite is the most startlingly original album. You're going to love it- no discussion, no debate! - Folkwords Watch Will Pound & Eddy Jay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIok0hqiNpw Website: http://www.poundandjay.co.uk/

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Jim Payne & Wren Music

on Thu, 6 Apr 2017 at Exeter Cygnet Theatre 7:30pm

Jim Payne & Wren Music This event is part of 'Shore to Shore Revisited' a lecture, recital and concert tour given by Newfoudland's Jim Payne and Devon's Paul Wilson and Marilyn Tucker of Wren Music. JIM PAYNE is a renowned Newfoundland folk singer who is best known for performing Newfoundland's traditional sea shanties. He was born in Notre Dame Bay in Newfoundland and plays many instruments, including the guitar, violin, accordion and mandolin. Besides being a singer, he is a storyteller, actor and writer. He also teachesNewfoundland square and step dances. He has been inducted to the Arts Newfoundland Hall of Honour. WREN MUSIC runs choirs, orchestras and youth groups throughout Devon and provides opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to make music, including those with special educational needs and disabled adults and children. In 2016, Paul and Marilyn received the prestigious Gold Badge from the English Folk Dance and Song Society for their work in general, and for their contribution as performers and song collectors, notably their work with the Baring-Gould collection. Paul is chairman of the Devonshire Association's Music Section. *** Please Note - Perfomance starts at 7.30pm ***

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Jerry Simon

on Thu, 6 Apr 2017 at Doncaster Brewery and Tap 7:30pm

8pm: Jerry Simon 10pm: Singing session http://singingtogether.co.uk/

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Fannys Parlour

on Thu, 6 Apr 2017 at Martock Secret Venue 7:30pm

2 course seasonal supper, and lovely live bands. The Last In The Season.

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Feast Of Fiddles

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

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

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Saffron Summerfield (this Is An Oak Room Concert)

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

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Megson

on Fri, 7 Apr 2017 at Hebden Bridge Wadsworth Community Centre 6:45am

See Megson at the intimate Wadsworth Community Centre venue in hilltop village of Old Town, Near Hebden Bridge. Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards Megson draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music. The husband & wife duo bring an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars. Comprising Debs Hanna (Vocals, Whistle, Piano Accordion) and Stu Hanna (Guitar, Mandola, Banjo) Megson have gained fame on the British folk scene, not only for their arresting & intelligent songwriting, but for their exquisite musicianship and northern humour. As fRoots Magazine puts it 'if you don't like the music here then you have a problem.' Summer 2016 saw the release of their much anticipated new studio album GOOD TIMES WILL COME AGAIN gaining them much critical acclaim. "One of the most original political folk sets of the year. Ewan MacColl would have been impressed." said The Guardian. "Relevant, thought-provoking songs that would make Woody Guthrie proud" said Acoustic Magazine. While folk broadcasting legend Mike Harding described it as "One of the top albums of 2016.". We are proud to be able to bring Megson to Calderdale on Friday 7th April 2017. Doors 6.45 Show at 8.00

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Gitta De Ridder

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

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

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10 String Symphony (nashville)

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

https://youtu.be/L3paZqnNuw0 MrWishyWashy presents Launderette Sessions http://www.oldcinemalaunderette.uk/retro-gig-venue https://www.facebook.com/LaunderetteSessions/ https://mobile.twitter.com/LaunderetteSess https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g190832-d6612072-Reviews-Old_Cinema_Launderette-Durham_County_Durham_England.html https://www.instagram.com/launderette_sessions/ Old Cinema Launderette is a mix of standing and seating. If you wish to be seated it is best to arrive early. Doors open at 7pm. If you have any special needs please advise us by email to mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com and we will do our very best to accommodate these. The launderette is wheelchair friendly as is our beautiful toilet. All timings are approximate but generally:- Support 19.50 Headline 20.30 Old Cinema Launderette is a licenced venue and also serves OCC Coffee and Yorkshire Tea. We have a selection of fruit Teas and posh soft drinks. About 10 String Symphony They do things with fiddles you wouldn't expect NPR All Songs Considered The Newest and Most Promising Voices in Americana a dynamic musical stew that covers a wide spectrum of acoustic-based roots music, hitting on old-time, folk and bluegrass, all delivered with a dash of rock and roll spunk. American Songwriter Magazine When each song ended, the two pressed tight into their microhphones, savoring the last strains of the harmony and even the bartenders seemed to be leaning forward breathlessly, awaiting someone to clap first. Their self titled recording aptly demonstrates the power of a spare, tightly-connected acoustic performance that is given room to evolve for bluegrass fans, the lightning fast harmonic runs on dueling fiddle is worth the price of admission alone. But it's the off-road experiments, especially from Christian's biting bow strokes that will make future audiences take note. The Bluegrass Situation Stirring together Old-Time flavors with the broader range of influences brought by an omnivorous musical appetite The Nashville Scene Really, really beautiful. Ricky Ross, BBC Scotland An unassumingly intriguing recordsomething out of the ordinary Steve Hunt, fRoots Magazine (UK) BIO Nashville duo 10 String Symphony began as a partnership of mutual admiration­­ a much needed creative release valve for Rachel Baiman and Christian Sedelmyer, two 5­string fiddle players and veteran sidemen of Nashville's music scene. Rachel, a former Illinois state fiddle champion in the old time tradition, needed an outlet for the new sort of songs she was writing, while Christian, originally a classically trained violinist, now a current touring member of the Jerry Douglas Band, was looking to get in touch the impetuous spirit of the rock bands he played in before his arrival in Nashville. With the love of the 5­string fiddle and its musical possibilities as its focal point, the band's mission statement was as clear as it was expansive: Two fiddles. Two Voices. Epic music. And yet, Weight of the world, the band's latest batch of recordings to be released on Oct. 23rd, is not at all the record one might expect from a duo of seasoned Nashville fiddlers. This is not a record of showboating­­ no mere polished showcasing of technical virtuosity. Rather, at its core, Weight of the world is raw and intimate­­ a nuanced and patient record with designs to move rather than merely impress its listeners. Rachel and Christian's musical prowess and chemistry is certainly on display for those in the know, but listening deeply reveals that these flourishes are always in service of reaching the listener emotionally­­ the spiritual earnestness of song­craft which keeps us perennially returning to the roots of American music. ALL THINGS MUSIC has described the band's' sound as a new take on old ideas, a concept and tension that the duo continues to explore throughout Weight of the World. This is showcased on songs like Someone to be Good For, where a timeless fiddle melody is underscored by Rachel's acutely personal and timely take on the search for romantic fulfillment in the midst of brokenness. Or in the searching harmonies and exploratory fiddle runs of a song like I'm Not Lonesome­­ While the title may hearken back to the tradition, Christian's haunting melodies and searching cadences bespeak of an artist that has spent as much time with Wagner and Pet Sounds era Beach Boys as he has with the Seeger brothers. And perhaps this is what makes Weight of the World such a brave record: Its the soundtrack of a process­­ a picture of a band striving to maintain the purity of purpose of the American old­time tradition, while simultaneously stretching its limitations with unique arrangements, unflinchingly personal lyrics, and a bravely progressive melodic palette. Weight of the World is a snapshot of an impetuous band in mid­stride­­ old­souls who are passionately determined to speak to our contemporary moment. From the sounds of it, this is just the beginning. James Wilson (Sons of BIll)

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Chainska Brassika

on Fri, 7 Apr 2017 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

This mischievous rabble from Lewisham have been causing mischief since school, spreading their contagious, horn-driven ska anthems across the UK, mainland Europe and beyond. Over the last year the band has reached new heights by winning the 'World Reggae Contest', supporting Madness on their 'Grandslam' UK stadium tour and playing at a host of festivals, including Glastonbury, Boomtown, Outlook, Ostroda Reggae, Notting Hill Carnival, Secret Garden Party and Shambala.

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Daoiri Farrell In Concert

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

7th April www.daoiri.com Although the only singer/musician in his immediate family, Daoirí (pronounced 'Derry') was introduced to the music at a very early age by his parents who shared a keen interest in artists such as Christy Moore, Andy Irvine, Frank Harte, Planxty and The Bothy Band and more.  Daoirí took up music himself at the relatively late age of 16 and only started to perform at 23, but he has come a long way since then and the early release of his accomplished debut album 'The First Turn', which he recorded in 2009 while studying music on the Ceoiltoir Higher National Diploma in Irish Traditional Music Performance course, in Ballyfermot College of Further Education (BCFE), Dublin. 'The First Turn, could well prove to be a winner for Daoirí Farrell' Irish Music Magazine Following the release of 'The First Turn', Daoirí took an extended break from recording to pursue a degree in Applied Music at Dundalk's Institute of Technology, followed by an MA in Music Performance at the World Academy of Music in the University of Limerick. Since Daoirí's return to the stage, he has regularly performed in the many singing circles and folk clubs around Ireland, from Dublin's famous Góilin singers club to the All-Ireland Fleadh to name but a few.  He has performed alongside some of the biggest names in Irish and international folk music including Christy Moore, Dónal Lunny, Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill, Alan Doherty, Danú, Dervish, Julie Fowlis, The Young'uns, Paddy Keenan Trio, Matt Molloy, Arty McGlynn, The John Carty Big Band, The East Pointers, Kíla, Sean Keane, Gerry O'Connor (Banjo), Gerry O'Connor (Fiddle), Alan Burke, Lynched and more.

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Tantz

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PREPARE TO DANCE TILL IT NEARLY DOES YOU IN' (Alan Raw - BBC Radio Leeds) Tantz deliver a failsafe fusion of virtuoso instrumentalism, smart-alec arrangements and all manner of pulse-grabbing grooves that turn on asixpence and keep you on your toes. It takes a special kind of talent to take an old school musical idea and turn it into the Next Big Thing but that's what they did. After a year packed with storming shows, including festivals like Bestival and Secret Garden party, it seemed inevitable when they were picked to headline the Brit Awards After Party, 2014. With a headline slot at Klezmer in the Park, countless festival appearances and a string of gigs to promote the upcoming album, the coming year is set to be even more exciting for Tantz. WWW.TANTZ.CO.UK

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The Muffin Men With Denny Walley, Ex Zappa &beefheart

on Fri, 7 Apr 2017 at Greenfield Friezland Church Hall 7:00pm

Back in Saddleworth, The Muffin Men, Play There take on Frank Zappa, And Captain Beefheart Tunes. With Denny Walley Guitarist, with both bands, at some time. The Fun Never stops...

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Sam Carter

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

Since being named Best Newcomer at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Sam Carter has been stirring audiences from Camden to Canada, via an attention grabbing appearance on Later with Jools Holland and a dreams-really-do-come-true performance in a specially assembled band to back Richard Thompson at Shrewsbury Folk Festival. Described as 'the finest English-style finger-picking guitarist of his generation' by Bellowhead's Jon Boden,​ Sam has toured the world, equally happy to perform intimate solo shows on acoustic guitar, on electric with a full band, or to collaborate with other artists. Recent collaborations have included a trip to Pakistan to work with revered South Asian classical musicians Sajid Hussain and Haroon Samuel; an appearance on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show playing songs co-written with Zimbabwean musician and former refugee Lucky Moyo; and closer to home as part of the all-star tribute tour The Lady: A Homage To Sandy Denny. In 2014 Sam teamed with Jim Moray to form False Lights, a band with the stated aim of updating the template of folk rock and making a joyful racket. Their 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominated album Salvor, released the following year, was praised from all corners proving that people really were ready for traditional English songs played in a style that owed as much to Radiohead as it did to Fairport Convention. Sam's third solo album, How The City Sings, captures this fervently admired singer, songwriter and guitarist at his most passionate and moving. Recorded live to tape in the studio, the album features twelve songs that are at times affectingly intimate and at others brimming with righteous rage. As the album formed, Sam began to notice these songs were shot through with images and aspects of London. After ten years living in the capital it had become not only the backdrop but a central player in the parts of his life these lyrics detail. Unconsciously, How The City Sings became a way of processing where he was, in every sense. What's important to me about the record is that my experiences and what I sing about have become inseparable. I'm writing about my own life but also trying to give voice to the lives of others. How the City Sings is the most personal album of Sam Carter's career, and when songs are this heartfelt and true they connect with us all. Sam is undoubtedly an English acoustic virtuoso but the virtuosity of his guitar playing does not obscure the careful narratives of his songs. There's a thread of bittersweet romanticism and cold realism that's occasionally reminiscent of John Martyn and, like Martyn, his guitar parts may be complex and musically intricate but they serve the songs. Fans of acoustic music rejoice, the UK's proud tradition of folk singer-songwriters is in safe hands.

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Whiskey In The Jar Live In Crich

on Fri, 7 Apr 2017 at Crich St Mary's Church 7:30am

Fundraising evening for St Mary's Church

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Whiskey In The Jar Live In Crich

on Fri, 7 Apr 2017 at Crich St Mary's Church 7:30am

Fundraising evening for St Mary's Church

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Rocky Road Blues Presents Deadbeatz, The Dalston Devil Trio + Dj Lance Vegas (2am Party)

on Fri, 7 Apr 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of Blues, Rockabilly, Bop, Pscychobilly, Rock'n'Roll and Ragtime at Jamboree... An orchestra of two featuring drums, harmonica, double bass and vocals, DeadBeatz deliver blues at its best. Pure, raw, and hard-hittin'! From Sonny Terry/ Brownie McGhee classics like Ride & Roll & Papa Lightfoots´ Mean Old Train to Mickey Lee Lane´s Senior Class, you´ll get a whole lot of danceable harmonica beats that will leave you DEAD BEAT tired. Drummer David Karlinger concentrates on his harmonica chops and works the drums with his feet. Bernie Miller slaps that double bass and is the man on the microphone as well. The Dalston Devil Trio play sheer ragtime oompa sleaze on banjo, guitar, tuba and 8-string lap steel. They give their own unique twist to songs by Tom Waits, The Clash, John Lee Hooker, Irwing Berlin and Hank Williams plus original compositions. Raw, exciting speakeasy jazz trash coming to your nearest bar room or bordello soon! TIMEOUT Promoter of Rattle'n'Roll, probably Zurich's biggest and most popular Rockabilly events, DJ Lance Vegas plays Rockabilly, Rhythm & Blues, Blues Bop to Hop, 60's-Garage-Trash-Rock'n'Roll and Psychobilly. He's knocked out sets at international Rockabilly Weekenders such as Viva Las Vegas, Kustom Weekend and Hangar Rockin'.

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Keith Kendrick & Sylvia Needham

on Fri, 7 Apr 2017 at Guildford Institute 7:30pm

Keith and Sylvia sing mainly English traditional and traditionally influenced contemporary songs and work extensively all over the UK, Europe and beyond. Both have a very wide ranging repertoire, strong voices and uncannily compatible and complimentary styles of delivery, affording an exciting enhancement in duo and between them produce a striking acapella harmony sound. With a formidable history of performing experience behind them, their recorded work is matched only by their live gigs which are always a vocal and musical revelation as well as a hoot! They also frequently accompany themselves and play lively dance tunes on three different systems of the only English invented musical instrument the Concertina. And when they're not doing that you'll probably find them playing lively and stirring music for the Winster Morris Dancers.

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Keith Kendrick & Sylvia Needham

on Fri, 7 Apr 2017 at Guildford Institute 7:30pm

Keith and Sylvia sing mainly English traditional and traditionally influenced contemporary songs and work extensively all over the UK, Europe and beyond. Both have a very wide ranging repertoire, strong voices and uncannily compatible and complimentary styles of delivery, affording an exciting enhancement in duo and between them produce a striking acapella harmony sound. With a formidable history of performing experience behind them, their recorded work is matched only by their live gigs which are always a vocal and musical revelation as well as a hoot! They also frequently accompany themselves and play lively dance tunes on three different systems of the only English invented musical instrument the Concertina. And when they're not doing that you'll probably find them playing lively and stirring music for the Winster Morris Dancers.

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The Lambrettas

on Fri, 7 Apr 2017 at Tavistock The Wharf 8:00pm

The Lambrettas came into being in the late 1970's - they are most remembered for their second single Poison Ivy, and album Beat Boys in the Jet Age - see history below.... Since 1982 up to 2009 the band got back together now and then, but never with the intention of it being permanent. However, in 2009 Doug and Paul were asked if they would get back together to do a short set at a Modrophenia event in Brighton. As Jez could no longer be with them, and Mark was in America, they were joined by Phil Edwards on guitar and Chris Venzi-James on bass. After the Brighton gig it was clear they were back together permanently.

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Cara Mellor And Friends

on Fri, 7 Apr 2017 at Malton The Milton Rooms 7:30pm

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

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Fannys Roving Folk Club

on Fri, 7 Apr 2017 at Bridport The Chapel in the Garden 8:00pm

!!LAST IN THE SEASON !! fine ales and ciders, wonderful tunes and scintillating company.

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Maddy Prior In Concert With Hannah James And Giles Lewin

on Fri, 7 Apr 2017 at Swadlincote The Moira Miners Welfare Club 8:00pm

Show time 8.30pm 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, Bellowhead) and accordion player Hannah James(Lady Maisery), Maddy returns to perform the music of England, the British Isles and Eastern Europe. Folky three join up for joyously beardless collaboration. (David Quantick - Q Magazine - 4 Stars.)

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Boo Hewerdine

on Fri, 7 Apr 2017 at Wigan Parish Church 7:30pm

We are thrilled to be welcoming Boo Hewerdine for his debut solo performance at Acoustic Roots this April, which will be held in Wigan Parish Church. Boo is well known as one of the greatest (and busiest) songwriter performers in the business, but incredibly, it's been 7 years since Boo released his last studio album of original material God Bless The Pretty Things (Reveal Records 2009). Not that Hewerdine has been inactive, far from it, the period has been the most productive of his career. Hewerdine wrote lyrics and played on over 30 new recordings by and with other artists during the period including the acclaimed 2014 album (Vagabond) and 2015 EP (Back The Dogs) with Scottish singer Eddi Reader, Last Man Standing EP (2015) with Kris Drever of Lau and Duke Special. Reveal Records compiled the first document of his career to date with a fine Best of compilation My Name In Brackets and swiftly followed that with an album of lost recordings found in a box! This album was Open which received five star reviews and was number 5 in the Telegraph Albums of The Year 2015. His every day continues to be full of music and he has waited patiently to tell some older personal stories that will feature on his new May 2016 released Born EP and forthcoming Swimming In Mercury album (due September 2nd on Reveal Records). A chance meeting with American guitarist, and Acoustic Roots regular, Brooks Williams one snowy night in Ely lead the pair to form State Of The Union, a duo who's sound is simple, vibrant and alive, contemporary songs wrapped up in old time blues and country soul. State of The Union have recorded and released two albums and an EP, in quick succession, live in the studio with engineer Mark Freegard. We are delighted to say that they will be with us on Friday 6 October too! For more information on Boo, visit www.boohewerdine.net Opening up the night for Boo will be The Huers, returning by popular demand. Their third album, Promises and Bargains, was released to great critical acclaim last year, and their opening set will see them perform some of these songs as well as a couple of their acoustically arranged covers. For more information on The Huers, visit www.thehuers.co.uk

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Boo Hewerdine

on Fri, 7 Apr 2017 at Wigan Parish Church 7:30pm

We are thrilled to be welcoming Boo Hewerdine for his debut solo performance at Acoustic Roots this April, which will be held in Wigan Parish Church. Boo is well known as one of the greatest (and busiest) songwriter performers in the business, but incredibly, it's been 7 years since Boo released his last studio album of original material God Bless The Pretty Things (Reveal Records 2009). Not that Hewerdine has been inactive, far from it, the period has been the most productive of his career. Hewerdine wrote lyrics and played on over 30 new recordings by and with other artists during the period including the acclaimed 2014 album (Vagabond) and 2015 EP (Back The Dogs) with Scottish singer Eddi Reader, Last Man Standing EP (2015) with Kris Drever of Lau and Duke Special. Reveal Records compiled the first document of his career to date with a fine Best of compilation My Name In Brackets and swiftly followed that with an album of lost recordings found in a box! This album was Open which received five star reviews and was number 5 in the Telegraph Albums of The Year 2015. His every day continues to be full of music and he has waited patiently to tell some older personal stories that will feature on his new May 2016 released Born EP and forthcoming Swimming In Mercury album (due September 2nd on Reveal Records). A chance meeting with American guitarist, and Acoustic Roots regular, Brooks Williams one snowy night in Ely lead the pair to form State Of The Union, a duo who's sound is simple, vibrant and alive, contemporary songs wrapped up in old time blues and country soul. State of The Union have recorded and released two albums and an EP, in quick succession, live in the studio with engineer Mark Freegard. We are delighted to say that they will be with us on Friday 6 October too! For more information on Boo, visit www.boohewerdine.net Opening up the night for Boo will be The Huers, returning by popular demand. Their third album, Promises and Bargains, was released to great critical acclaim last year, and their opening set will see them perform some of these songs as well as a couple of their acoustically arranged covers. For more information on The Huers, visit www.thehuers.co.uk

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Sam Lewis

on Sat, 8 Apr 2017 at Broseley Birchmeadow Centre 7:30pm

With his compelling songs, stirring melodies, and preternaturally soulful voice, Sam Lewis has quickly established himself as one of Nashville's most talented new tunesmiths. Enquiries 07890057832

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Sam Lewis

on Sat, 8 Apr 2017 at Broseley Birchmeadow Centre 7:30pm

With his compelling songs, stirring melodies, and preternaturally soulful voice, Sam Lewis has quickly established himself as one of Nashville's most talented new tunesmiths. Enquiries 07890057832

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Faustus

on Sat, 8 Apr 2017 at Sutton Benger Village Hall 7:30pm

FAUSTUS has so much talent it's hard to know where to start! 'One of Britain's outstanding folk bands.' **** The Guardian 'The concept? To rescue contemporary folk from the curse of feyness Fans of Led Zep III should take a thoughtful interest.' **** Independent on Sunday Faustus are three of the leading lights of their generation: Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Bellowhead), Saul Rose (Waterson:Carthy, Whapweazel) and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar's Feast). They have a plethora of experience between them, brought together here in a virtuosic display of musicianship and testosterone. The pioneering, 'bloke folk' triumvirate release their third album 'DEATH AND OTHER ANIMALS' October 2016. Here they tackle, head-on, subjects from the Dance of Death to the plight of the common man, sand-swallowed ships to mythical black dogs. FAUSTUS came together in 2006 as an evolution of the award winning band Dr. Faustus. Rooted deeply in the English tradition, in 2007 they received a 75th Anniversary Award from the English Folk Dance and Song Society. They made an eponymous debut album in 2008, produced by Stu Hanna and released by Navigator Records, which saw them nominated as the Best Group in the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Touring saw them headlining at festivals, as well as playing sell-out concerts at arts centres and clubs. After a two year break they returned in 2011 and released the fabulous 'Broken Down Gentlemen' (Navigator Records) in spring 2013. Sutton Benger Village Hall is an intimate venue with great acoustics. You'll get a warm welcome and good ale!

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Steve Ignorant Slice Of Life

on Sat, 8 Apr 2017 at Brighton Hope & Ruin 7:30am

Years ago I read a book called Brighton Rock, for days the atmosphere of that story stayed with me and I've always wanted to create an album that would have that same effect on people. Steve Ignorant Slice Of Life are: Steve Ignorant vocals Carol Hodge piano & BVs Pete Wilson guitar & BVs Pete Rawlinson bass Having cut his punk teeth in Crass, Steve Ignorant's latest project Slice Of Life allows for the more contemplative side of his song-writing to reveal itself. Like musical depictions of a British kitchen-sink drama, the songs on the debut album Love and a Lamp-post (Overground Records, 2014) provide vivid vignettes of the everyday. Both personal and universal, Slice of Life present ruminations from the bar stool honed on the late-night walk home. Musically, the band is built on an acoustic arrangement of piano, guitar and bass. Having shed the punk noise that defined Crass, Slice of Life retain the emotional impact and compassion that has long distinguished Steve's work. Currently, Slice of Life are writing new songs and touring extensively all over the UK and Europe. They have recently supported kindred-spirits Sleaford Mods to capacity crowds at venues such as London's Forum and performed at the Rebellion, Wickerman and Something Else A Bit North festivals. In so doing, the band have won over many new fans and rekindled the interest of many an older punk rocker. Steve Ignorant is a singersongwriter and co-founded the anarcho-punk band Crass with Penny Rimbaud in 1977. After Crass, he sang with Conflict, Schwartzenegger and Stratford Mercenaries. In 2007 he performed Crass' entire Feeding of the 5000 album live at the Shepherds Bush Empire and throughout 2010-2011 presented The Last Supper, touring/celebrating the songs of Crass around the globe, ending with a farewell gig at Shepherds Bush Empire in November 2011. In 2013 Steve and Paranoid Visions decided to record an album. The result 'When ?', a hybrid of styles, all with a nod to early 80s anarcho-punk. They now perform live on special occasions. Carol Hodge provided the female vocals in Steve's Last Supper band from January 2011. Previous projects Wrecks and Bad Taste Barbies. Carol also plays piano and sings solo as Carol Hodge (FKA Crystal Grenade). Pete Wilson joined The Last Supper band when he took over on bass in 2011. He has played guitar and bass in several bands, including Wrecks, Andy T and Lies, All Lies. Peter Rawlinson currently plays solo as Little Hero and plays guitar in garage/psych band Three Dimensional Tanx who released their 3rd album last year. Before Slice of Life he played with Pete Wilson in Lies, All Lies. Crass has a huge legacy and their importance can't be overstated, but Steve was always just an ordinary, if intelligent, punk who happened to become the singer. He didn't ask to be cast as some sort of 'Voice of a Generation'. This album is his chance to move on and he has succeeded in making an interesting album full of honesty and gritty charm. - Louder Than War Talking of Crass, Steve Ignorant is here with his Slice of Life acoustic band. He may be 57 but the righteous anger still burns within Ignorant. Between songs, Ignorant is an engaging raconteur, with tales from his childhood, through Crass up to today and the Sea Palling volunteer lifeboat crew. Behind Ignorant, Carol Hodge, Pete Wilson and Pete Rawlinson play music from the great Love And A Lamppost album and beyond. This may be gentler on the ear than Crass, Schwartzeneggar, Paranoid Visions or pretty much anything else Ignorant has done but it is no less intense or cathartic. (1010) - Outline Online Folk-flecked, contemplative and primarily acoustic in design, their debut, Love And A Lamp-post, is a radical stylistic about-turn. Long-term fans expecting hobnailed punk anthems and Ignorant's trademark rancid bark will instead be challenged by accessibly melodic, piano-framed outings. - Record Collector

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Bob Drury Presents..viva Neil Diamond

on Sat, 8 Apr 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

To celebrate the icon's 50 year recording career the UK's very own 'voice of Neil' Bob Drury ('The Neil Diamond Story') takes to the road with 'Viva Neil Diamond', a brand new one-man stage show simply bursting with Neil Diamond gems! Enjoy once more all the hits including Sweet Caroline, Forever In Blue Jeans, Love on the Rocks, America, Hello Again, Play Me, Beautiful Noise, Song Sung Blue, I'm A Believer, Red Red Wine, and many, many more. As well as his extensive UK tours Bob Drury has performed Neil Diamond's songs throughout the world including, in 2015, for the American Neil Diamond Fan Club in Nashville, Tennessee and then in Las Vegas in 2016. Following the success of his shows in the US, Bob is featured in the movie 'Diamond Mountain' due for release shortly. This show is an absolute 'must see' for any Neil Diamond fans! If I didn't know better I'd have said that was Neil Diamond singing Pat Marsh, BBC Without doubt, the best Neil Diamond tribute in the UK. The vocal accuracy is astonishing! Chris Neilson (Artistic Director) First & Foremost Entertainment Ltd Superb, professional artist. You close your eyes and it could be the man himself. James Tillet, Artistic Director, Astor Theatre, Deal Bob Drury's talent and love of the songs captured his audience treating them to many encores and still leaving them wanting more! Trudi Kingham, Artistic Director, Granville Theatre, Ramsgate .oozing class Nolan Dean, Cruise Director, M/V Island Star "Neil Diamond fans will be delighted with the sound-alike quality and the nifty guitar work" UK Cabaret Magazine www.vivaneildiamond.com

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The Muffin Men With Denny Walley

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

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M G Boulter

on Sat, 8 Apr 2017 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

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Flats And Sharps

on Sat, 8 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Hailing from Cornwall, in the South West of England, Flats and Sharps blur the lines between Bluegrass, Folk, Country & Pop, gaining recognition for performing their own highly original songs as well as their renditions of Bluegrass classics. These five incredible young musicians honed their skills in 350 live performances over nearly five years charming and wowing audiences along the way. In 2016 they released their 'King of My Mind' album to great critical acclaim (see quotes below) and had 2 songs from their Hyde Park Proms show of 2015 on Radio 2's Bob Harris Country. Live highlights for the year include Cambridge Folk Festival and many other festivals in the UK and Europe as well as appearances on Sofar Sounds, Balcony TV and a showcase at The SummerTyne Americana Festival at The Sage Gateshead. To cap it all off banjo player Kirk Bowman has been nominated for UK Instrumentalist of the Year by members of The Americana Music Association UK and will find out his fate in February at the Awards and Conference in London where the band are also showcasing Whilst each of the members show impressive solo credentials and their live show is hugely entertaining, it is their maturity as songwriters that really sets them apart and on their album the band recorded a dozen brilliant self-penned songs as well as presenting a mini history of American music with Bluegrass readings of songs by Goffin and King, Gillian Welch and Jesse Fuller. From Cornwall to Kentucky and beyond, here's a band that see far beyond these shores and their own roots. With new recordings, a tour to Europe and one to Australia planned as well as shows in larger capacity venues 2017 looks to be a breakthrough year for the band.

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Saida Kanda & Mvula-mandondo

on Sat, 8 Apr 2017 at Chidham Hambrook Village Hall 7:30pm

Tanzanian guitarist with his floor-filling band. Cabaret-style layout with dancefloor. Licensed bar. Please note we are only available to offer a limited amount of discounted tickets to online ticket purchasers only.

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Saida Kanda & Mvula-mandondo

on Sat, 8 Apr 2017 at Chidham Hambrook Village Hall 7:30pm

Tanzanian guitarist with his floor-filling band. Cabaret-style layout with dancefloor. Licensed bar. Please note we are only available to offer a limited amount of discounted tickets to online ticket purchasers only.

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Sam Carter In Concert

on Sat, 8 Apr 2017 at Exeter St James Church Hall 7:30pm

Since being named Best Newcomer at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Sam Carter has been stirring audiences from Camden to Canada, via an attention grabbing appearance on Later with Jools Holland and a dreams-really-do-come-true performance in a specially assembled band to back Richard Thompson at Shrewsbury Folk Festival. Described as 'the finest English-style finger-picking guitarist of his generation' by Bellowhead's Jon Boden, Sam has toured the world, equally happy to perform intimate solo shows on acoustic guitar, on electric with a full band, or to collaborate with other artists. Recent collaborations have included a trip to Pakistan to work with revered South Asian classical musicians Sajid Hussain and Haroon Samuel; an appearance on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show playing songs co-written with Zimbabwean musician and former refugee Lucky Moyo; and closer to home as part of the all-star tribute tour The Lady: A Homage To Sandy Denny. In 2014 Sam teamed with Jim Moray to form False Lights, a band with the stated aim of updating the template of folk rock and making a joyful racket. Their 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominated album Salvor, released the following year, was praised from all corners proving that people really were ready for traditional English songs played in a style that owed as much to Radiohead as it did to Fairport Convention. Sam's third solo album How The City Sings captures this fervently admired singer, songwriter and guitarist at his most passionate and moving. Recorded live to tape in the studio, the album was produced by Dom Monks (who worked with Ethan Johns on records by Laura Marling, Paolo Nutini and The Staves) and keyboardist Neil Cowley (Neil Cowley Trio, best known for his contributions to Adele's 19 and 21 albums). In addition to Neil, whose emotive piano lines were often improvised, the band includes fiddler Sam Sweeney (Bellowhead, Leveret and BBC Folk Musician of the Year) drummer Evan Jenkins (Neil Cowley Trio) and Sam's longstanding bassist Matt Ridley. How The City Sings features twelve songs that are at times affectingly intimate and at others brimming with righteous rage. As the album formed, Sam began to notice these songs were shot through with images and aspects of London. After ten years living in the capital it had become not only the backdrop but a central player in the parts of his life these lyrics detailed. Unconsciously How The City Sings became a way of processing where he was, in every sense. What's important to me about the record is that my experiences and what I sing about have become inseparable. I'm writing about my own life but also trying to give voice to the lives of others. How the City Sings is the most personal album of Sam Carter's career, and when songs are this heartfelt and true they connect with us all. Sam is an independent artist and has five releases to date, all self-released under Captain Records Here In The Ground EP (2008), Keepsakes (2009), The No Testament (2012), Live At The Union Chapel EP (2012) and How The City Sings (2016) available on CD from HMV, Amazon and other online retailers with the exception of Live At The Union Chapel EP which is exclusively available on CD on Sam's website and at shows. http://samcartermusic.co.uk/ QUOTES 'like one of his heroes Richard Thompson, Carter has the ability to enthral with just one climactic chord when he moves effortlessly into rock guitar mode and the jagged contrast with his softer side makes it all the more effective he has such an abundance of natural talent, and you will him on all the way' fRoots 'Sam Carter is a brilliant guitarist and songwriter who combines the observational with social comment and personal reflection' **** Songlines   '[Carter] continues to combine present-day lyrical themes and his versatile folk-based approach with skill and ease'
 Guitarist 'One of the most gifted acoustic guitarists of his generation' Mike Harding, Radio 2 'A sophisticated blender of ancient and modern' Uncut Videos Our Kind of Harmony - https://youtu.be/tP1oxjEsDmQ From The South Bank to Soho - https://youtu.be/1B20dwQ978g Jack Hall from Later with Jools Holland - https://vimeo.com/152406671 Doors 7.30. Hot drinks and home made cakes available. BYO alcohol.

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Ruth Theodore & Band

on Sat, 8 Apr 2017 at Winchester The Hyde Tavern 7:30am

The Hyde Tavern is included in Ruth Theodore's national spring tour!! Tickets available online and behind the bar. This will be an accompanied show.

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Elliott Morris Concert

on Sat, 8 Apr 2017 at Little Milton Pine Lodge 7:00pm

Singer/songwriter and guitarist, active in the UK folk and pop music scenes. A 'fearsome young guitarist', playing a mix of folk, country & pop, tinged with blues. Toured with Paul Carrack. Elliott Morris absorbingly entertains and amuses with genuine guitar wizardry, tenor voice, sometimes both together, observant and wry lyrics, and some fun anecdotes and audience teasing. His guitar playing is influenced by Michael Hedges & Eric Roche, and entails tapping, slapping, strumming and fretting and playing his guitar all at the same time. Licensed bar serving excellent local real ale from Horspath Brewery www.elliottmorris.co.uk www.littlemiltonvillagehall.org.uk

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New Roots Presents: Low Chimes

on Sat, 8 Apr 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

7.30 pm Sat 8th April, The Slaughtered Lamb, Farringdon EC1V 0DX Favourites of Elbow's Guy Garvey and 6 Music's Marc Riley, known until very recently as Hot Feet, Low Chimes have released two acclaimed Eps under their previous moniker, with the band's debut album set for release in Autumn 2017. Since their last release, the band have spent time working to develop a fuller sound, finding influences beyond folk, rock and blues. The core live elements remain, with the introduction of synths, samples and other electronics lending the music exciting new shades and nuances, taking them into new territories beyond their more retro roots. Narratives of nature and seasonal change, new beginnings and letting go serve as metaphors for darker themes- strands of solitude and esacapism contrast with messages of hope. Low Chimes are a complex and hugely exciting band pushing to find new ground for alt-folk and contemporary rock, and band very much ready for 2017. Truly nothing short of fabulous really wonderful Marc Riley, 6Music I predict great things Guy Garvey, 6Music a delight. This is the sound of early Belle and Sebastian, Joni Mitchell and Laura Marling all rolled into one in a gently seductive and soothing concoction. Mellifluous sounds plucked from lead and rhythm guitar and ably enunciated by the light brush of the drums Supajam Beautifully progressive and original but with a nod to some of the greats. They are one of the best bands out there today. Folk Radio UK WATCH LOW CHIMES: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25zf2aM6qAc WEBSITE: https://www.lowchimes.com/ Pete Roe was born in London and studied mechanical engineering at The University of Bristol. In 2007 he moved to London and joined as session musician in Laura Marling's band. Between 2008 and 2010 he recorded on Marling's Mercury Music Prize nominated albums 'I Speak Because I Can' and 'A Creature I Don't Know' . In 2010 he signed to Communion Records and released the critically acclaimed EP The Merry-Go-Round : opening track "Bellina" was awarded Song of the Day status by Q Magazine, and Roe named an up-and-coming star by The Guardian's influential music section. In 2012 he produced Folk-Rock Band Hot Feet's debut EP "Wood House" Roe's 2013 Album "Our Beloved Bubble" was recorded at Watercolour Studios in the highlands of Scotland in only a few days. It was mixed by Ethan Johns (Kings of Leon/ The Staves/ Ryan Adams), mastered at Abbey Road Studios and released by Middle of Nowhere. Our Beloved Bubble was described by Q (magazine) as sounding "Like a lost 70s John Martyn classic". 'Wonderful' Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 'We're really enjoying this' Lauren Laverne, 6 Music 'Impressive' The Telegraph WATCH PETE ROE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfH1MktOfa8 New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk scene. It's committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves- for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible. www.newrootsevents.com https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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Easter Egg-stravaganza With Limerance At Thornton Hough

on Sat, 8 Apr 2017 at Thornton Hough Village Club 8:00pm

After last year's successful and highly enjoyable Winter Warmer and Summer Sizzler events at Thorton Hough Village Club & Bar we've decided to do it all over again. Saturday 8th April 2017 sees our Easter Egg-stravaganza with cracking headline act Limerance. Support is in the form of father and son pairing Derek and Pete King, plus Ukulele Queen Alison Benson. Doors open at 8.00pm and the music runs from 8.30pm to 11.00pm. Tickets are £5 in advance from wegottickets.com/liverpoolacoustic and £6 on the door.

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Easter Egg-stravaganza With Limerance At Thornton Hough

on Sat, 8 Apr 2017 at Thornton Hough Village Club 8:00pm

After last year's successful and highly enjoyable Winter Warmer and Summer Sizzler events at Thorton Hough Village Club & Bar we've decided to do it all over again. Saturday 8th April 2017 sees our Easter Egg-stravaganza with cracking headline act Limerance. Support is in the form of father and son pairing Derek and Pete King, plus Ukulele Queen Alison Benson. Doors open at 8.00pm and the music runs from 8.30pm to 11.00pm. Tickets are £5 in advance from wegottickets.com/liverpoolacoustic and £6 on the door.

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Carousel Sessions: John Mccusker

on Sat, 8 Apr 2017 at Manchester Chorlton Irish Club 7:30pm

John McCusker is one of Scotland's foremost traditional musicians; winner of the BBC Radio Folk Musician of the Year in 2003. John McCusker started playing the fiddle at the age of seven, joined The Battlefield Band at 17, and has also worked as a producer for Eliza Carthy and Kate Rusby. See more info at johnmccusker.co.uk Tickets are £11.50 for adults and £6.50 for Under 16s

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Carousel Sessions: John Mccusker

on Sat, 8 Apr 2017 at Manchester Chorlton Irish Club 7:30pm

John McCusker is one of Scotland's foremost traditional musicians; winner of the BBC Radio Folk Musician of the Year in 2003. John McCusker started playing the fiddle at the age of seven, joined The Battlefield Band at 17, and has also worked as a producer for Eliza Carthy and Kate Rusby. See more info at johnmccusker.co.uk Tickets are £11.50 for adults and £6.50 for Under 16s

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The Raintown Seers

on Sat, 8 Apr 2017 at New Mills Spring Bank Arts Centre 7:00pm

A welcome return for this group whose blend of acoustic music has roots in folk traditions from both sides of the Atlantic. Licensed bar opens at 7.00 pm and performance begins at 7.30 pm.

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The Raintown Seers

on Sat, 8 Apr 2017 at New Mills Spring Bank Arts Centre 7:00pm

A welcome return for this group whose blend of acoustic music has roots in folk traditions from both sides of the Atlantic. Licensed bar opens at 7.00 pm and performance begins at 7.30 pm.

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All Aboard The Blue Train With James Chapman And The Blue Moon + Guests

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

James Chapman and the Blue Moon is high-rolling Country band lead by James Chapman with David Molyneax, Alex Walker and George Golding. Come swing from the chandeliers to their mixture of sweet harmonies and lowdown twang.

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Fannys Roving Folk Club

on Sat, 8 Apr 2017 at Langport All Saints Hall 8:00pm

LAST IN THE SEASON fine local ales and cider, fabulous music and a right old knees up.

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Kisses Sweeter Than Wine - Celebrating 60's American Folk

on Sat, 8 Apr 2017 at Oxford Wesley Memorial Church 7:30pm

Lilac Sheer's multi-instrumentalist female ensemble present modern acoustic renditions of loved 60's American folk classics from: Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, The Byrds, The Weavers, Peter Paul & Mary, Leonard Cohen and others. Come enjoy and sing along to Where Have All The Flowers Gone, If I Had a Hammer, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Blowin' in the Wind and many more memorable songs of the era. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhHvb0vIP_A Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica Lilac Sheer Violin, Mandolin Claire Roberts Bass Joy Chong Percussion Mally Harpaz

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Balkan Dance Party : Bucimis Trio & Angelina Kasabova

on Sat, 8 Apr 2017 at London Jazzlive@The Crypt 8:00pm

Angelina Kasabova is an extrordinary singer from Pazjarnik, Bulgaria, who spent many years performing with legendary musicians in her country. Bucimis, named after a lively Bulgarian line dance, is a trio of multi-instrumentalists, all members of the London-based award-winning klezmer & Balkan band, She'Koyokh. Susi Evans, clarinet, accordion & vocals; Matt Bacon, electric guitar & kaval; Christina Borgenstierna, tupan & vocals. With support from members of the London Gypsy Orchestra.

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Balkan Dance Party : Bucimis Trio & Angelina Kasabova

on Sat, 8 Apr 2017 at London Jazzlive@The Crypt 8:00pm

Angelina Kasabova is an extrordinary singer from Pazjarnik, Bulgaria, who spent many years performing with legendary musicians in her country. Bucimis, named after a lively Bulgarian line dance, is a trio of multi-instrumentalists, all members of the London-based award-winning klezmer & Balkan band, She'Koyokh. Susi Evans, clarinet, accordion & vocals; Matt Bacon, electric guitar & kaval; Christina Borgenstierna, tupan & vocals. With support from members of the London Gypsy Orchestra.

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Sam Carter

on Sun, 9 Apr 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Since being named Best Newcomer at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Sam Carter has been stirring audiences from Camden to Canada, via an attention grabbing appearance on Later with Jools Holland and a dreams-really-do-come-true performance in a specially assembled band to back Richard Thompson at Shrewsbury Folk Festival. Described as 'the finest English-style finger-picking guitarist of his generation' by Bellowhead's Jon Boden, Sam has toured the world, equally happy to perform intimate solo shows on acoustic guitar, on electric with a full band, or to collaborate with other artists. Recent collaborations have included a trip to Pakistan to work with revered South Asian classical musicians Sajid Hussain and Haroon Samuel; an appearance on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show playing songs co-written with Zimbabwean musician and former refugee Lucky Moyo; and closer to home as part of the all-star tribute tour The Lady: A Homage To Sandy Denny. In 2014 Sam teamed with Jim Moray to form False Lights, a band with the stated aim of updating the template of folk rock and making a joyful racket. Their 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominated album Salvor, released the following year, was praised from all corners proving that people really were ready for traditional English songs played in a style that owed as much to Radiohead as it did to Fairport Convention. Sam's third solo album How The City Sings captures this fervently admired singer, songwriter and guitarist at his most passionate and moving. Recorded live to tape in the studio, the album was produced by Dom Monks (who worked with Ethan Johns on records by Laura Marling, Paolo Nutini and The Staves) and keyboardist Neil Cowley (Neil Cowley Trio, best known for his contributions to Adele's 19 and 21 albums). In addition to Neil, whose emotive piano lines were often improvised, the band includes fiddler Sam Sweeney (Bellowhead, Leveret and BBC Folk Musician of the Year) drummer Evan Jenkins (Neil Cowley Trio) and Sam's longstanding bassist Matt Ridley. How The City Sings features twelve songs that are at times affectingly intimate and at others brimming with righteous rage. As the album formed, Sam began to notice these songs were shot through with images and aspects of London. After ten years living in the capital it had become not only the backdrop but a central player in the parts of his life these lyrics detailed. Unconsciously How The City Sings became a way of processing where he was, in every sense. What's important to me about the record is that my experiences and what I sing about have become inseparable. I'm writing about my own life but also trying to give voice to the lives of others. How the City Sings is the most personal album of Sam Carter's career, and when songs are this heartfelt and true they connect with us all. Sam is an independent artist and has five releases to date, all self-released under Captain Records Here In The Ground EP (2008), Keepsakes (2009), The No Testament (2012), Live At The Union Chapel EP (2012) and How The City Sings (2016) available on CD from HMV, Amazon and other online retailers with the exception of Live At The Union Chapel EP which is exclusively available on CD on Sam's website and at shows. QUOTES 'like one of his heroes Richard Thompson, Carter has the ability to enthral with just one climactic chord when he moves effortlessly into rock guitar mode and the jagged contrast with his softer side makes it all the more effective he has such an abundance of natural talent, and you will him on all the way' fRoots 'Sam Carter is a brilliant guitarist and songwriter who combines the observational with social comment and personal reflection' **** Songlines '[Carter] continues to combine present-day lyrical themes and his versatile folk-based approach with skill and ease'
 Guitarist 'One of the most gifted acoustic guitarists of his generation' Mike Harding, Radio 2 'A sophisticated blender of ancient and modern' Uncut

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Faustus

on Sun, 9 Apr 2017 at Topsham Matthews Hall 7:30pm

Faustus are three of the leading lights of their generation: Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Bellowhead), Saul Rose (Waterson:Carthy, Whapweazel) and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar's Feast). They have a plethora of experience between them brought together here in a virtuosic display of musicianship and testosterone. Four years after their critically-acclaimed album 'Broken Down Gentlemen', the pioneering 'bloke folk' trio return with their third release - 'Death and Other Animals'. Here they tackle, head-on, subjects from the Dance of Death to the plight of the common man, and sand-swallowed ships to mythical black dogs. 'One of Britain's outstanding folk bands.' **** The Guardian Starts 8pm

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John Mccusker 25th Anniversary Tour

on Sun, 9 Apr 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

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Iona Fyfe

on Sun, 9 Apr 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

Aberdeenshire folksinger, Iona Fyfe, has become one of Scotland's finest young ballad singers, rooted deeply in the singing traditions of the North East of Scotland. A finalist in the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2017, Iona embraces the repertoire of Aberdeenshire throughout the UK and Europe. In 2016 East, a debut 6-track CD encapsulating North East folksong was received with great acclaim. Hailing from Huntly, Iona interprets material old and new in contemporary yet sympathetic manner, showcasing Scotland's rich balladry and folksongs. A BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award 2015 Semi-Finalist, Iona has performed at prestigious venues such as the His Majesties Theatre and The Music Hall, Aberdeen, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, the Mitchell Theatre, The Royal Albert Hall, London. Iona and her band have performed extensively at festivals such as Celtic Connections and Folkest International Folk Festival in Italy. In 2017, she looks forward to appearances at folk clubs and festivals such as at Stonehaven Folk Festival, Keith Festival, Sark Festival. Iona is currently working on her debut album, which is set for release in January 2018.

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Lazy Sunday Afternoon With Mr Love & Justice And Friends

on Sun, 9 Apr 2017 at Swindon Savernake Street Community Hall 2:30pm

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

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Robb Johnson

on Sun, 9 Apr 2017 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

Songs raising socialogical and political issues with a wry, sardonic humour. Robb Johnson matters!

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David Campbell At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 9 Apr 2017 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Son of Ian Campbell, grandson of singers Dave and Betty Campbell, David Campbell is the only member of Birmingham's most celebrated singing family still active in traditional music. He is known primarily as an unaccompanied singer, but also accompanies himself on banjo or ukulele. He has avoided the family repertory, as it tends to be Scottish, and he isn't. Instead, he sings whatever he fancies, his sources ranging from Joseph Taylor and Harry Cox to Bert Lloyd and Steve Tilston; from Alfred Reed and Cliff Carlisle to E.Y.Harburg and Steve Earle. 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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Giles Robson Band

on Mon, 10 Apr 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Think The Red Devils and the Fabulous Thunderbirds mixed with Little Walter and Muddy Waters. This is world class blues in its most dirty, primal, emotional and groovy state. It's a sound that never fails to rock the house and knock out an audience. This is the sound of a whole band working together as a team. The magic of this sound is how it works together so well and almost telepathic connection between all of the band members and the fact that this band's rhythm section understands how to REALLY groove.Giles and his awesome band 'blew' us all away last time they played for Haven Club and dancing was done!!

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Giles Robson Band

on Mon, 10 Apr 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Think The Red Devils and the Fabulous Thunderbirds mixed with Little Walter and Muddy Waters. This is world class blues in its most dirty, primal, emotional and groovy state. It's a sound that never fails to rock the house and knock out an audience. This is the sound of a whole band working together as a team. The magic of this sound is how it works together so well and almost telepathic connection between all of the band members and the fact that this band's rhythm section understands how to REALLY groove.Giles and his awesome band 'blew' us all away last time they played for Haven Club and dancing was done!!

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James Hill & Anne Janelle

on Mon, 10 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BOY MEETS GIRL... UKE MEETS CELLO It's true: opposites attract. JAMES HILL, possibly the best ukulele player in the world (Waikato Times), grew up playing folk, jazz and blues on his ukulele. ANNE JANELLE, a cellist of true beauty (Ottawa Citizen), played only classical music on her cello. But the pair's differences became their greatest asset: the uke is high, the cello is low; the uke plays short notes, the cello long bow strokes; the uke is all about strumming while the cello radiates melody. In 2009, James and Anne released True Love Don't Weep, an album of duets that garnered a Canadian Folk Music Award for Traditional Album of the Year. A mixture of traditional tunes with fresh vitality (Country Music People) and original songs, True Love Don't Weep showcased the duo's ability to capture the soul of a song (Folk World). Since True Love Don't Weep, James and Anne have released two solo albums each (James' Man with a Love Song and The Old Silo; Anne's Beauty Remains and So Long at the Fair) and toured in over 15 countries, making their mark not only as accomplished instrumentalists but also as some of the finest songwriters of their generation. Together, they conjure a sound that is intricate, enchanting and engaging: a crystal clear sound filled with warmth (Bob Mersereau, CBC Radio). In concert, James is a dazzling live performer with a genial, low-key sense of humour (Edmonton Journal) and Anne brings her gorgeous syrupy voice (Acoustic Magazine) to songs that are inventive, entertaining, beautifully written and brilliantly performed (R2 Magazine). In short, a night out with James Hill & Anne Janelle is the perfect evening of tunes, stories and musical virtuosity (Wellington Dominion-Post). Support from SARA SPADE: Jools Holland says: "She has a fantastic voice - her band makes me want to dance they have that magical element which it's almost impossible to put your finger on!" With her ebullient blend of vintage ukulele jazz and blues-infused Retro-Pop Swing originals, Sara's music breaks boundaries. She has been played on BBC Radio 2 and has even converted a younger audience via Bestival director DJ Rob da Bank. The band has a residency at London's darkest smokey-jazz dive, Boisdale of Belgravia, and has toured the UK & Germany, where she has a surprise following of fanatical fans. Setting her own songs next to Charlestones like "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue", jazz versions of "It Must Be Love" and heart-melting ballads like "Secret Love", Sara Spade delivers a cracking performance. Just check out the live videos on her website. To quote BBC Radio London's Larry Pryce, Sara is "Simply irresistiblea special one-off talent."

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Sue Graves And Friends

on Mon, 10 Apr 2017 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Sue Graves And Friends

on Mon, 10 Apr 2017 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Sam Lewis

on Tue, 11 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- With rich soulful vocals, well-crafted songs, roots country and blue-eyed soul Sam Lewis is connecting the dots. Whether crossing genres or state lines, he has pieced together a story people need to hear. Music was one of the few constants in Sam's life. His family never stayed anywhere for long, which meant that friendships were forged between himself and the music he absorbed, from Roy Orbison to Van Morrison to Willie Nelson. The influence of Ray Charles can be felt from the first note to the last beat, making Sam's debut a complimentary companion to Charles' own, two-volume Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music. Leaving home as soon as the opportunity arrived, Sam landed in Knoxville, and later Nashville. Sam has spent hours, in fact years, collecting and arranging the relationships and experiences he has forged. To the average person, they seem like an amalgamation of time and happenstance, but to him, they are the moral of the story. I never once felt, in this whole process that someone just kind of pointed. No one took me by the hand, but almost every single one of these connections were very personal. I was introduced to these people that helped make this record. These are gonna be people that I'm going to know the rest of my life. Lewis has drawn us a clear picture of where he's going, and thankfully, he has invited us along for the ride. His album 'Waiting on you' received a top review from Mojo and featured in the Telegraph's list of top country albums from 2015. he sounds from another time, or timeless. Either way, good. **** Sylvie Simmons, Mojo Magazine Irresistible8/10 Johnny Sharp, The Blues Magazine There's so much soul pouring out of this guy's pores you could bathe in it. It's like hearing Al Green for the first time. Grant Britt, No Depression A laid back sound that evokes cream sliding over black coffee, dark bourbon rippling over ice. Tom Franks, Folkwords.com Absolute knockoutace!! Frank Hennessey, BBC Wales I'll tell you straight; this man has a phenomenal voice and his songs are multi-faceted gems. Allan Mackay, Music Riot

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The John Mccusker Band

on Wed, 12 Apr 2017 at London St James Church, West Hampstead 7:00pm

"One of the UK's most gifted and versatile musicians in any genre, John McCusker is equally in demand as a multiinstrumentalist, producer and composer". The Guardian Born in Bellshill, near Glasgow, John began playing whistle & fiddle as a child, and joined the legendary folk outfit Battlefield Band aged 17. During his 11 years with the band, John also released his first two solo recordings, 1995's self-titled debut and 2000's Yella Hoose. John went on to win Radio 2 Musician of the Year in 2003 and also The Sprit of Scotland Award for music in 1999 and again in 2009. While emerging via the folk scene, John has long been renowned for his skill at transcending musical boundaries. As a live and studio guest he has shared stages with Bonnie Raitt, Patti Smith, Steve Earle, Rosanne Cash, Paolo Nutini and Jools Holland, and featured on recordings by Mark Knopfler, Paul Weller, Ocean Colour Scene, Teenage Fanclub & Idlewild. Film and TV work includes soundtracks for the movie Heartlands (2002) & 16 Years of Alcohol (2003), Billy Connolly's World Tour of New Zealand (2004), Jennifer Saunders BBC sitcom Jam and Jerusalem (2008) & Starlings (2012) sitcom for Sky TV. His most recent albums include Under One Sky & the reissues of Yella Hoose & Goodnight Ginger re-mastered deluxe edition.

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Marie-claire Berreen & Her Husbands

on Wed, 12 Apr 2017 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Maureen Washington

on Wed, 12 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Maureen Washington is an award winning jazz vocalist from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Slipping easily from sassy to sexy within a single line of lyrics, at times echoing the haunting tones of Etta James and Carmen McRae, then faster than the mind and ear can make the transition, Maureen Washington exudes the impish irreverence of Jann Arden and the vocal agility of Holly Cole. And yet, with all splendor attached to such comparisons, Maureen's musical style remains distinctly her own. This is Maureen's debut tour in the UK to promote her new cd entitled Harvest Moon. www.maureenwashington.ca

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Noble Jacks

on Wed, 12 Apr 2017 at Evesham The Iron Road 7:45pm

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Barbara Marion

on Wed, 12 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- An acoustic balladeer, Barbara Marion happily sits on the fence between genres, giving a salute to Americana, a wave to the lounge music of the 40s & 50s and a nod to jazz. The result is a classic sound that captures a spectrum of influences ranging from Kirsty MacCall to Julie London. Having been a member of Celtic Folk ensemble Rún she has extensive gigging experience performing at the likes of Glastonbury, Celtic Connections, and the Green Note. Since her debut EP launch at The Slaughtered Lamb in January, and performing at the likes of Southbank Centre's Friday Lunch music series, Barbara Marion is over the moon to be returning to the Green Note with her solo act and long time accompanist Dave Matthews on guitar.

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Josienne Clarke And Ben Walker

on Wed, 12 Apr 2017 at Biddulph Arms 7:30pm

Please note - due to the current temporary closure of the Biddulph Arms, this gig may be moved to an alternative local venue if it does not re-open in time. We will notify you if this is the case. Please contact us via http://www.biddulphupinarms.com or on the Biddulph Up In Arms Facebook page with any questions.

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Rebecca Pronsky Plays Cafe#9

on Wed, 12 Apr 2017 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

A delightful discovery. Pronsky's crystal-bright yet earthily sensuous voice and melodically alluring songcraft, the latter a shifting blend of country, blues, rock, folk and vintage jazz elements, at times recalled Nanci Griffith, Iris DeMent and kd lang in mood or nuance. Rich Bennett, on electric guitar, whose lean chords and riffs, by turns shimmery and squally, also evoked shades of The Doors, Morricone and classic rockabilly. A warmly personable way with her audience, interspersing songs drawn mainly from her new second album Viewfinder, completed an evening's thorough enjoyment. Sue Wilson, The Scotsman A couple CD reviews: This Brooklyn native should be a household name as far as we're concerned on track to become one of America's foremost modern folk songstresses. Ruth Barnes, BBC6 Picks TOP TEN COUNTRY ALBUMS OF THE YEAR. ★★★★ Enjoyable and beguiling. Rebecca Pronsky has a voice that's full of character, sensitive and rich, and her songs are stimulating and catchy. The Telegraph UK

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New Roots Presents: Whiskey Moonface / 58˚north / Garance Louis

on Wed, 12 Apr 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:00pm

Weds 12th April The Slaughtered Lam, 34-35 Gt Sutton St, Farringdon EC1V 0DX Doors open 7.00 pm, nearest tube Farringdon, 5 mins walk. Tickets £8.50 adv/ £10 door 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/ 58° North is the latitudinal line that links the home places of the three musicians that make up this exciting new folk act; Ewan MacDonald, Alastair Caplin, and Lewis Murray, with a combination of fiddles and mandolin. Between the three of them they have played on some of the UK's most prestigious stages, including The Royal Albert Hall, Westminster Abbey, The Barbican and The Roundhouse, and played with some of the UK's finest folk musicians- Alasdair Roberts, The Incredible String Band, Emily Portman, Abigail Washburn, and The Ceilidh Liberation Front.. After many evenings spent learning each other's playing and tunes, the band have melded a sound that bonds together the ancient tradition of Scottish Traditional music with folk music from other European and Scandinavian traditions. The music ranges from the most intimate stringed slow airs to fiery table-thumping sets of reels. LISTEN TO 58˚ NORTH: https://soundcloud.com/58-north WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/58DegreesNorthMusic/ Garance Louis; extrovert, eccentric composer, singer, accordionist from Perpignan, and stalwart of the brilliant East London roots scene that includes Whiskey Moonface, Adam Beattie and Brooke Sharkey. Blending Tom Waits, Edith Piaf and Frank Zappa with the melancholy softness of alternative post-musette songwriting, this brilliant artist finds an exhileratingly original way of interpreting the French Chanson tradition with her band The Mitochondries. WATCH GARANCE LOUIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nswu40EGjOE WEBSITE: http://www.garancelouis.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 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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Mairearad Green & Anna Massie

on Thu, 13 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Two of Scotland's most revered multi-instrumentalists, Mairearad Green (accordion and bagpipes) and Anna Massie (guitar, banjo, fiddle) are a truly captivating duo, providing a highly energetic performance with an instantly warm and friendly stage presence. Having played alongside each other for over ten years, they revel in an intuitive approach to each other's musical ideas and interpretations, and an almost telepathic communication on stage (Hi-Arts), effortlessly showcasing the fruits of duo partnership to the highest level , creating music more than the sum of just two parts (The Scotsman). Now based in Glasgow, Mairearad and Anna both grew up in the Scottish Highlands amidst very similar musical backgrounds (most notably, mandolin playing Dads!), and so share an innate understanding of Scottish culture and music. As a duo they have enjoyed many successes, including five stars in The Scotsman and high praise from KT Tunstall, becoming a much-loved live act. Their three albums 2009's eponymous debut, 'Doubling' in 2013 and 'Best Day' 2015 have met wide critical acclaim, Mairearad and Anna was recorded live, just the two musicians the live double act whilst Doubling features many layered tracks, building a more complex sound, though still just from the two musicians. At the heart of Doubling remains the live duo sets, intricately arranged and executed with symbiotic sympathy, enhancing their must-see reputation. 'Best Day' was recorded at Gran's House Studio in Lamington in the peaceful and picturesque Scottish Borders. Remaining true to their live sound, the album is performed entirely by Mairearad and Anna themselves. Their pairing combines Mairearad's deft and lyrical accordion style, as well as her masterful piping, with Anna's unparalleled versatility on guitar, fiddle and banjo. After over twelve years playing together, in the last few years, both have introduced songs to their live set, demonstrating the pair's seemingly infinite abilities as musicians, but also the symbiotic synergy of performing together. 'Best Day' is the duo's first album to include songs, and it will be available exclusively on tour, ahead of its release on November 16, 2015. Both award-winners, Mairearad and Anna can also, individually, be seen performing with a number of well-known bands and artists; The Poozies, Blazin' Fiddles, Bella Hardy, and Box Club, and together they join Scotland's one and only Celtic Big Band, The Unusual Suspects.

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Hungrytown

on Thu, 13 Apr 2017 at Stowmarket John Peel Centre for Creative Arts 7:30pm

Hungrytown are an acoustic duo from Vancouver, Canada. After more than a decade of world-wide touring and three album releases, Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson--otherwise known as the folk duo Hungrytown--have earned a reputation for the quality and authenticity of their songwriting: It's great to hear an act eschew sentimentality in favor of honesty and to prove that you don't have to go raiding the memory of others to find the stuff that really good songs are made of, writes Jedd Beaudoin of Popmatters. http://hungrytown.net http://facebook.com/hungrytown Supported by Triangle, a folk group from Suffolk. http://trianglemusic.info

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Double Bill - Yan Tan Tether Plus Bric-a-brac

on Thu, 13 Apr 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

A Double Bill Easter holiday treat for you! Bric-a-Brac are an adventurous young folk quartet in which York student and occasional Black Swan floor singer/guitarist Bella Gaffney is joined by fiddle, mandolin, whistle and bass, while Yan Ten Tether are a delightful female acapella trio, based in Otley but also counting a York student in their ranks.

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Double Bill - Yan Tan Tether Plus Bric-a-brac

on Thu, 13 Apr 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

A Double Bill Easter holiday treat for you! Bric-a-Brac are an adventurous young folk quartet in which York student and occasional Black Swan floor singer/guitarist Bella Gaffney is joined by fiddle, mandolin, whistle and bass, while Yan Ten Tether are a delightful female acapella trio, based in Otley but also counting a York student in their ranks.

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Dom Pipkin / Orleans Avenue Piano Nights

on Thu, 13 Apr 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

One of Europe's most authentic and spirited blues and jazz piano players, Dom Pipkin brings his acclaimed one man show on the road with a rollercoaster ride through the rich world of New Orleans, featuring astonishing stories and some truly breathtaking piano. Brothels and barrelhouses, love, sex and tragedy, chasing the 'rushin' lady' . voodoo spells and Mardi Gras Queens, the colourful lives of Jelly Roll Morton, Professor Longhair and the drug-fuelled funk and psychedelia of Dr John and James Booker are conjured up in all their technicolour glory in their rawest setting -a man, a piano, a glass of bourbon and panama hat. Pipkin has performed extensively in New Orleans, and shared stages with international icons Allen Toussaint , Dr John , and Screamin' Jay Hawkins. Grammy award winner Jon Cleary invites him to jam onstage whenever he's in the Crescent City. His experiences are real and resonating. His work has ranged from teaching Jonathan Ross the piano to privately entertaining the film director Stanley Kubrick, and performing to the opening committee of the 2012 London Olympics. He has recorded and toured with Paul Weller, Paloma Faith, Ray Davis, Morcheeba, David Byrne, Guy Barker, Ella Eyre, John Newman, Pee Wee Ellis and Laura Mvula; has dozens of radio and TV appearances to his credit and is in constant demand on the capital's club scene.

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Barn Dance

on Thu, 13 Apr 2017 at London Charlton House 7:00pm

A great night of dancing and fun so put on your dancing shoes.

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All The Wild Folk With The Curst Sons

on Thu, 13 Apr 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

The Curst Sons have been playing their powerful stripped back take on early American traditional music since 1998. Performing mainly original material with a few distinctive arrangements of traditional songs they have released six CDs -and one 10 vinyl EP on their own Curst Mountain label. Over the years they have played venues ranging from tiny country pubs to festival main stages, appeared on several local radio shows and recorded two live sessions on the much missed Mark Lamarr BBC Radio 2 show. They were runners up in the 2013 International Song Writing Competition, nominated for Best Alt Country Album in the 10th Independent Music Awards 2011 and for Best Americana Act in the British Country Music Awards 2010. The band are: Tim Dunkerley (slide guitar, mandolin, vocals). Tim's interest in music was first awakened by his father's tales of wild living in a harmonica band on the minesweeper HMS Hound. Loath to leave his nautical background Tim coast hopped east from his Portsmouth home and soon washed up on the beach at Brighton. He is also a teacher/ facilitator with Unified Rhythm, a samba/fusion marching band for young adults, including those with learning difficulties. Willi Kerr (vocals, percussion). Born on Mersea Island on the marshy fringes of Essex, Willi abandoned his agricultural roots and took to the sinful ways of the city. Diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma (an incurable cancer of the bone marrow) in 1998 he was given 6 days to live. Being a cantankerous old cuss he decided that this was the perfect time to re-launch his musical career, and The Curst Sons were born. Thanks to the healing power of hillbilly music he is now in the rudest of health. Dave (Specky) Simner (banjo, lead guitar, vocals). Raised in the Black Country on a diet of heavy metal and motorbikes Dave fled south till he hit the coast. He lost the long hair and leather jacket and soon became entangled in the Brighton music scene. He has played in more bands than he can remember and somehow took up the banjo. He also plays with his own 60's R&B outfit The Spectones, and in his day job leads music sessions for adults with learning disabilities.

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Mosi Conde

on Fri, 14 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Spectacular Jawdropping Performance DJ Ritu Mighty Russ Jones Hackney GlobeTrotter Really Lovely Live Session BBCR3 World on 3 It's that time again when Green Note welcomes back one of the UK's finest Guinean Griot Mosi Conde. Recently featured live and interviewed on BBC Radio 3's World on 3, Mosi Conde comes with heavyweight credentials. Born into one of West Africa's core Griot families he began playing the many instruments he is master of from a very young age and has been touring professionally since he was 15, initially throughout Africa and then in Europe. Mory Kante, Diamond Fingers Diabate and Sona Diabate founder of Les Amazones de Guinée are his close relatives and his family members are much in demand as producers and players for the likes of Salif Keita, Alpha Blondy and Ami Koita. Mosi Conde's music is steeped in tradition with a global sonic awareness (©). Whether solo or leading his band, Kaira Kora Afrika, Mosi creates music that excites and delights both aficionados and those new to West African music, his sheer musicality and skill evident throughout. It's music that is both contemplative and compelling to dance to. Mosi Conde is a great communicator sharing deep awareness of his beloved Guinea and a strong affinity for London through his fabulous compositions and performances. He has played Royal Festival Hall, QEH, Albert Hall, and many major festivals including WOMAD, Secret Garden, Shambala and has toured as part of In Place of War with Young Fathers and Sandy Shaw , as well as being part of Africa Express and the PRS New Music Biennale. Mosi Conde's debut album Kaira Kora Afrika secured glowing reviews and wide airplay on mainstream and alternative media alike. His follow up is eagerly awaited. For tonight's show Mosi Conde will play an extended solo set revealing new compositions and revisiting favourites which he will expand further with his superb band as well. The range of instruments Mosi Conde plays is astounding: He is well known for his mellifluous voice, creative and sparkling Kora and lightening force intuitive Djembe. To this solid foundation he adds Bolon Bata a goatskin covered calabash which in his expert hands more than equals major double bass players, Donso Ngoni (round - bass), Kamelon Ngoni (the griot's bass), Balafon (as vibrant as any Vibes or Xylophone), Guitar, Gongoma (large calabash thumb piano) and many many traditional percussion instruments. A living contemporary archive! The second set sees Mosi's music further amplified by his group of brilliant fellow musicians. Mosi Conde live and direct promises an uplifting and amazing evening. Essential ...be sure to book your tickets early!

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Hungrytown

on Fri, 14 Apr 2017 at London The King's Head - Crouch End 8:30pm

Hungrytown? As somebody said, they sound like a throwback. Which is what they are in a way because this country duo are sprinkled with the hillbilly dust of the 1930s. The name - evocative of hard times - came from a sign they saw in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia...Hungrytown Road. There is no trace of a place that bears that name but Hungrytown lives in the exquisite pairing of Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson who make their Kalamazoo debut tonight. The Old Timey sound is the stock in trade of this couple from Vermont but Rebecca's highly original and often haunting songs tell new tales of heartbreak, lost love and changing times. Her voice - praised by the legendary Roger McGuinn for its "sweetness and worldly wisdom" - is backed by the gorgeous harmonies of husband Ken, arranger and multi-instrumentalist. As Steve Bennett of Acoustic Magazine put it:"The songs hark back to earliest Americana, tracing a sepia-tinged line from the Carter Family to Gillian Welch." "Had they been around in the 60s," says Rock 'n' Reel's David Burke,"you can imagine them packing the Greenwich Village clubs and coffee houses." The critics use phrases like "musical gold" and "pure class." Catch them if you can.

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Roving Crows

on Fri, 14 Apr 2017 at Lowdham The Old Ship Inn 7:30pm

Doors 7.30 pm; Concert starts 8 pm

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Ewan Bleach

on Fri, 14 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Ewan Bleach is a clarinetist, saxophonist, pianist and singer specialising in 1920s and 30s jazz and blues. Ewan runs a couple of regular London jazz nights -the Cakewalk Cafe at Passing Clouds and the Golden Era of Jazz at the Jamboree. He regularly visits New Orleans for inspiration and has toured in France with the renowned New Orleans street band Tuba Skinny. He Currently works as a Clarinetist with several London jazz bands including Man Overboard, The Basin Street Brawlers, The Dakota Jim band and The Old Hat Jazz Band. Ewan has a large repertoire of rare old songs, from artist such as Billie Holiday, Al Bowlly, Bessie Smith and Jimmie Rodgers, from the rough raggy blues songs of the twenties to the rich luscious ballads of the early 40s.

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Billy Walton Band

on Fri, 14 Apr 2017 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

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Billy Walton Band

on Fri, 14 Apr 2017 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

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Josienne Clarke And Ben Walker

on Fri, 14 Apr 2017 at Preston The Continental 8:00pm

We're really pleased to present an intimate, seated show from Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker, winners of Best Duo at the 2015 BBC Folk Awards. Unreserved seating, limited capacity

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Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

on Fri, 14 Apr 2017 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Biography January 11th, 2017 Roberts Lakeman 2016 colour 4 HLo Res 774KBKathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have long established themselves as one of the UK folk scene's most rewardingly enduring partnerships. Twice recent winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo 2016 & 2013 the couple's intimacy and strength of passion on stage have won them many fans and an enviable reputation as 'Songwriters par excellence'- (fRoots), whose greatly varied original songs cover such subjects as wicked mermaids, Norwegian legends, and a lonely whale. Building upward from their last two highly praised albums ''Tomorrow Will Follow Today' & Hidden People'' fans of folk and acoustic music can only wonder where this leading couple will choose to turn next. With a story that includes over 20 years of music making with the likes of Seth Lakeman, Cara Dillon, Levellers, Kate Rusby and Show of Hands, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have consolidated themselves as pillars of modern British folk. Winners 'BEST DUO' BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016 Winners 'BEST DUO' Spiral Earth Awards 2015 Winners 'BEST DUO' BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2013 Kathryn RobertsEquation-7648 A lauded singer, one of the finest of her generation, Kathryn is held in the highest regard by peers and music fans alike. Born and raised in the South Yorkshire mining town of Barnsley, Kathryn has simply sung since she could speak. Her musical parents took great delight in introducing her to many types of music including a regular summer trawl of folk festivals. This engendered a life long love of traditional song and also introduced her to some of the finest young talent on the British folk scene. An early duo career with fellow Barnsleyite Kate Rusby led to much critical acclaim and an award winning album along with Kathryn being the first singer to win the revered BBC Young Tradition award. The Kate and Kathryn partnership led swiftly to the teaming up with 3 brothers from West Devon and the folk pop band 'Equation' was born. Many years fronting the band saw Kathryn grace exotic stages all over the world, 5 years of which were spent almost exclusively in the U.S. Her relationship with Sean Lakeman flourished both personally and musically, and after a decade of relentless touring the two decided to return to their English folk roots and gig as an acoustic duo. Four acclaimed albums and TWICE winners of 'Best Duo' at the BBC Radio2 Folk Awards have helped them cement a formidable reputation at the very forefront of British contemporary folk music. In 2015 Kathryn was asked to join the iconic 70's folk rock band Fotheringay thus stepping into the shoes of the late great Sandy Denny. She will tour with the band to promote their comprehensive Box Set released on Island Records. sean sunset web Sean Lakeman Whether on stage or in the recording studio Sean Lakeman is a tour-de-force of modern folk music. As the eldest of the 3 'Lakeman Brothers', Sean was raised on Dartmoor and has played the guitar since the age of six. He was recognized at an early age as one of the most promising guitarists around. Sean learned his trade and travelled the world for a decade with folkpopsters 'Equation', he then famously went on to orchestrate the sound of his little brother 'Seth', producing his most successful albums, scooping many awards along the way. Whilst a member of Seth's live touring band Sean played at the highest levels, breaking down musical boundaries and and winning over legions of music fans with a commitment and energy seldom seen from a folk band. Sean excels when working within a band or as an accompanist, and his musical services have been called upon by many other leading artists and groups. As well as producing all four Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman albums his production credits include some of the biggest names in British folk and folk-rock , including Levellers, Seth Lakeman, Frank Turner, Billy Bragg, Imelda May, Bellowhead, Rev Hammer and Show of Hands.

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The Calico Cat Presents... An Evening With Ewan Mclennan

on Fri, 14 Apr 2017 at Saltburn-by-the-Sea Rushpool Hall 7:30pm

Ewan McLennan Ewan first emerged onto the UK folk scene with the release of his debut album 'Rags & Robes'. The recording gained much critical praise, described by Maverick as 'a collection of truly captivating songs', and featured in MOJO's top ten folk albums of 2010. After an appearance on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show and a televised performance for the Celtic Connections Festival at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, his debut was capped by winning the BBC Folk Award's Horizon Award in 2011. The much-awaited second album, 'The Last Bird to Sing', was also greeted with glowing reviews and confirmed his prominence amongst the new generation of folk musicians. As well as continuing to plough the furrow of traditional song Ewan's self-penned songs on his second album were once again met with critical acclaim. His track 'Joe Glenton' was awarded a prestigious national award for political song-writing, reinforcing his reputation as a singer who does not shy away from stinging social commentary. The release of 'The Last Bird to Sing' gained Ewan several further awards, including the Spiral Earth Award for Best Male Singer of 2013. During these years Ewan has been touring constantly around the UK and overseas and has gained a reputation for intimate and moving performances. In 2013, Ewan performed on the world-renowned Transatlantic Sessions together with the finest folk musicians from around the world. The series had him collaborating with artists such as Aly Bain, Tim O'Brien, Cara Dillon and Mike McGoldrick and showcased both Ewan's unique interpretation of traditional song and his own self-penned songs. It is with great pleasure, then, that we welcome Ewan to Rushpool Hall for a night of first-class folk music. 'One of the most exciting singers to come out of Scotland in recent years.' - Mike Harding 'Stories Still Untold, is a real treat' **** - The Telegraph 'It simply oozes class when we lost Iain MacKintosh and Bert Jansch in recent years I have been waiting for a male voice with the same mixture of vulnerability, sensitivity, and above all, humanity. In Ewan McLennan I think we have that voice'. The Living Tradition 'An outstanding singer and fine guitarist' fRoots 'Stories Still Untold is a stunning collection of songs and an album which confirms Ewan's name as one of the bright lights on the folk scene today'. Bright Young Folk 'A major figure on the Scottish folk scene.' **** - Top of the World Amelia Coburn Having just turned 19, Nunthorpe native Amelia Coburn has had an incredible first year of adulthood. Selling out solo shows on Teesside, airplay from 6Music and, most recently, being nominated as one of four finalists in BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards. All with the aid of her trusted ukulele, a voice that can mesmerise and beguile and an unassuming yet wholly engaging stage presence that leaves audiences stunned. Building her reputation on unique interpretations of classic new wave, post-punk, Indie and classic rock songs but also having begun to write jawdropping original material, Amelia is developing into a mature and sophisticated performer with all the merits of youth on her side too. We look forward to what promises to be a wonderful warm up for Ewan. To hear more of Amelia, visit: www.ameliacoburn.co.uk

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Martin Stephenson

on Fri, 14 Apr 2017 at Balintore Seaboard Memorial Hall 7:00pm

Come to the Seaboard Hall for a lovely evening of original acoustic music and classic bardery from Daintees founder Martin Stephenson. A genuine rarity! Support comes from singer/songwriter Nicky Murray Tea/Coffee/Homebaking BYOB

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Martin Stephenson

on Fri, 14 Apr 2017 at Balintore Seaboard Memorial Hall 7:00pm

Come to the Seaboard Hall for a lovely evening of original acoustic music and classic bardery from Daintees founder Martin Stephenson. A genuine rarity! Support comes from singer/songwriter Nicky Murray Tea/Coffee/Homebaking BYOB

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Chris Quinn Live At Katies

on Fri, 14 Apr 2017 at Stourbridge Katie Fitzgerald's 8:30pm

Heavily influenced by British folk and American roots music, the Shrewsbury based singer songwriter and acoustic guitarist Chris Quinn has been receiving glowing reviews in the UK music press for his latest release, his debut solo album "Across The Divide". Maverick, one of Britain's leading music magazines called him "A Master of the Acoustic Guitar and a Quality Songwriter". Live, Chris' shows cover a huge range of acoustic roots music alongside his own songs. From authentic interpretations of traditional and contemporary Celtic and British folk songs to high speed bluegrass flatpicking and from style delta blues and swinging jazz songs to instrumental solo guitar pieces. (click the image to enlarge) web2 Chris has spent the last decade touring worldwide taking in shows at venues like BB Kings Blues in New York, Cambridge Folk Festival, Shrewsbury Folk Festival and London's Royal Albert Hall. When not touring on his own Chris also performs as an accompanying guitarist with some of the worlds best gypsy jazz guitarists, most notably as a regular member of the Robin Nolan Trio and with gypsy legend Paulus Schafer. Over the years Chris has performed live and in the studio 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, James Hickman, Remi Harris and Tim Kliphuis to name a few. He's also shared the bill and been invited to open shows for some of the biggest names in music, artists like Katie Melua, The Levellers, Jools Holland, Bellowhead, Seth Lakeman and Loudon Wainwright III..........

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Chris Leslie @ Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 15 Apr 2017 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 7:30pm

Sat 15th April Chris Leslie @ Wychwood Folk Club + support from Ian Brown Tiddy Hall, Shipton Road, Ascott -u- Wychwood, Oxon, OX7 6AG Tickets £10.00 in advance £12.00 on the door - Start 8pm.Doors 7.30pm Parking & Bar Available Contact: Mark/Elaine 01993831427 or 07870563299 wychwoodfolkclub@zoho.com Chris is a multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter based in Oxfordshire UK, primarily known for the past nineteen years for his work with Fairport Convention. He has toured and recorded with, amongst others: Steve Ashley, the Albion Band, Jez Lowe, Ian Anderson, Chris While and Julie Matthews, Whippersnapper, Alan Stivell, Feast of Fiddles and St. Agnes Fountain. Chris has provided music for a number of Radio Four plays and classic serials. His fiddle playing has also been heard on the TV series Heartbeat, Midsommer Murders and Billy Connolly's World Tour of Scotland. Chris plays: Fiddle, Mandolin, Tenor Guitar, Bouzouki, Ukulele, Banjo, Oud, Whistle and Native American Flute. He has just released his fifth solo CD "Turquoise Tales".

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Emily Mae Winters Cd Launch

on Sat, 15 Apr 2017 at London The Tea House Theatre 7:30pm

Born in England, raised in and around the rugged coasts of southern Ireland, Emily Mae Winters' haunting folk songs are quickly permeating the folk and song writing scene. Emily Mae Winters formative years were spent living in Clonakilty, Co. Cork and where she immersed herself in the local music scene. Influenced by the sounds of traditional and contemporary Folk, Celtic, Country and Americana music, she learned to play the guitar, piano and whistle and began playing local music festivals . Influenced by the likes of Nancy Kerr, The Unthanks, The Staves, Kate Rusby, Sarah Jarosz and Alison Krauss, Emily teamed up with Ben Walker to produce her first commercial release. Winters wrote all of the songs on the record and plays guitar and piano. Walker plays steel guitar and mandolin on the EP. Of the four songs on the EP, two are already award winning with 'Miles To Go' in the UK Songwriting contest Folk Category and 'Anchor' winning the folk category in the Guardian Songwriting Competition. The tracks have been played on national folk shows including the BBC RADIO 2 Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe, BBC RADIO SCOTLAND and BBC RADIO WALES as well as lots of regional radio stations and specialist folk shows such as The Folkspot, Blues and Roots Radio, Folk is Not a Rude Word, Acoustic Routes, Folk Union, On The Crooked Road and also international music shows such as The International Americana Music Show.

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Urban Folk Quartet

on Sat, 15 Apr 2017 at Alstonefield Village Hall 7:30pm

In an age where the word 'folk' encompasses everything from Laura Marling to traditional music, the use of such labels to distinguish one musical experience from another has arguably been stretched farther than ever. The Urban Folk Quartet's distinguishing features have much less to do with the traditional idea of genre. Yes, this is fiddle-led music that draws heavily from Celtic dance forms and traditional song but from there on in it is unlike any folk band you have ever heard. Just as English country dance unassumingly met with big band jazz musicianship in the mid 20th century, The UFQ's approach to the folk ethos is to embrace any and every influence that genuinely makes sense of their time and place and makes sense in their music. From funk grooves to middle-eastern melodies, afrobeat to north Indian rhythms. The first of those phenomenal fiddlers is Galician Paloma Trigás, who has shared stages and recorded with with the likes of The Chieftains, Sharon Shannon and Altan, during her tenure touring the stadiums of the world with Spain's biggest folk star, Carlos Nuñez. The second is Joe Broughton (Albion Band,) long established on the folk scene as the fieriest English fiddler and showman of his generation. Also an exceptional guitarist and mandolin player, in The UFQ Joe deftly shares multi-instrumentalist duties (often mid-song) with Dan Walsh. Touted as one of the finest banjo players in the country as well as a gifted singer and guitarist, Dan Walsh (Seth Lakeman Band, The Levellers, Walsh & Pound) joined UFQ in 2014, as guitarist, oud player and founding member Frank Moon stepped out of touring life. The lineup is completed by Tom Chapman, widely considered to be the most accomplished and innovative cajonero the UK has to offer. With the vibrant and diverse Birmingham music scene as a fundamental influence, The Urban Folk Quartet is a truly international band. Foreign touring and globally- influenced music have been at the heart of what they do since day one, when in June 2009 their first four gigs took place in four different countries. Since then the UFQ's trail has blazed across the world, playing everything from secluded coves to 30,000 capacity festival fields, igniting audiences and winning them a devoted fan base from The Bay of Biscay to edge of The North Pacific. 7.30 doors, stage-time 8.00pm. Licensed bar

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Sam Lewis

on Sat, 15 Apr 2017 at Stowmarket John Peel Centre for Creative Arts 7:00pm

SAM LEWIS Sam Lewis plays soul music. While it bears the sonic landmarks of roots music's most fertile ground, the songwriting of Sam Lewis is born of a landscape that can only be felt, not seen. His music is native to the infinite expanse that is exposed when human attention is full, and focused inward - harvested solely by the nuanced rhythm of love. Sam's songs are rooted in the energy that defines this harmonious frontier, the space that unifies the human experience in each of us. It's the anchored spirit in this incubated territory of soul for which Sam Lewis works to celebrate and elevate with the tones of rock & roll, rhythm & blues and a country-folk muse. http://www.samlewistunes.com/ https://www.facebook.com/samlewistunes/ https://youtu.be/7vPQcvWeONo PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS: M G BOULTER https://youtu.be/3IlNmeBnP8I https://www.facebook.com/MGBoulter/?fref=ts After being forced into hibernation by the long winter, Lucky Strikes frontman Matthew Boulter emerges with his second album of glorious, gentle, life-affirming songs to take us into Summer. The Water Or The Wave features eleven original songs, conceived on the road at various folk club and festival shows throughout the past year and given life beside the grassy marshland and mudflats of his South Essex home on the Thames Delta. Gorgeous, in a word **** Uncut A dreamlike album of lyrical beauty. Another very fine addition to a promising portfolio **** R2 A pleasant, smoky vibe. Check him out **** Maverick When you hear an album that reminds you of your childhood and your dreams, the best film you've seen all year, your favourite record of all time, and your first love that has to be a good day No Depression Introspective, gentle, tinged with darkness and a sorrowful undertow, these are elegant songs delivered with restraint and oodles of world-weary charm FATEA Beautiful, engaging, and not quite like anything else out there Flyinshoes THE WILSONS https://youtu.be/468QEO70VQs https://www.facebook.com/The-Wilsons-49877899370/?fref=ts The Wilsons are a 6 piece band based in Suffolk, UK. They have been described as a Very British Americana but would probably say they were alt.country, whatever that means although the phrase desert rock was thrown at them one drunken evening. THE FLAT MOUNTAIN FAMILY https://youtu.be/b0FFAYO7qhY https://www.facebook.com/TheFlatMountainFamily/?fref=ts The Flat Mountain Family is a fantastic 4 piece group consisting of banjo, double bass, mandolin, and guitar, playing everything from classic bluegrass to modern hits with a brilliant bluegrass twist. This energetic quartet have been playing together for the past year but 3 of the 4 members have been playing together in Colchester's finest folk/punk band Saltdogs for 15 years. Perfect for any occasion and we have no doubt that even the most sombre of gig-goers will not be able to keep their feet from tapping.

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Dave Mattacks, Miller Anderson & 'voodoo Kitchen'

on Sat, 15 Apr 2017 at Worthing The John Selden Public House 7:30pm

Dave Mattacks (Genius drummer) returns fgrom the US again this year to join with Miller Anderson (Genius Singer guitarist) and 'Voodoo Kitchen' for a one off gig at The John Selden Public House ( In the Function Junction) Durrington, Worthing UK. Those of you who know will realise what a coup it is ti have two of the greatest players together in the same room with one of the best lineups in the South! Those who don't may go to http://www.allmusic.com/artist/miller-anderson-mn0000488955 and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Mattacks The line up for the evening is Miller Anderson / Vocals & Guitar Dave Mattacks / Drums & Percussion Bob Brookes / Vocals & Harmonica Trevor Grant / Guitar Jim Barr/ Bass Frazer Wigg / Keyboards Special guests Professor Dave Minns http://voodookitchen.co.uk/

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Toss The Feathers

on Sat, 15 Apr 2017 at Manchester Chorlton Irish Club 8:00pm

The amazing Toss The Feathers are back at the Chorlton Irish this Easter Weekend. Join us on 15th April for one of out favourite nights of the year. Tickets are priced £20 plus booking fee and are available from this site by clicking register, on wegottickets.com or from the club. Please be aware this is a standing only event.

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Curse Of Lono

on Sat, 15 Apr 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Exile On Main Street meets William Faulkner Classic Rock Conjures up many fond memories of Neil Halstead and Mojave 3. A refreshing dose of Americana Paste Magazine (USA) A grown up collection of songs that range from heartache, to sex for escape, to the darkest of humours and the general human condition. No Depression Swooshes along like a plush car through wet night time city streets. Record Collector

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New Cross Inn Presents Noble Jacks

on Sun, 16 Apr 2017 at London New Cross Inn 2:00pm

Noble Jacks - Rip roaring Alt-Folk band from Sussex. https://youtu.be/n8STXFZBqr8 Noble Jacks are a rip-roaring Alt-Folk band with roof raising energy, whose warm electro-acoustic interactions fuse together a mixture of folky footstompin' rhythms and engaging lyricism. The band encompasses heartfelt, yet uptempo songs showcasing fiddle, blues harmonica and big anthem toplines. Noble Jacks have a relentless gigging schedule around the the British folk scene and have recorded their forthcoming debut album with Union Music Store at The Metway studio in Brighton. 2017 promises to be an incredible year for this new and aspiring band!

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

on Sun, 16 Apr 2017 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

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

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Michele And Romeo Stodart Present.....

on Sun, 16 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

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

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Roaming Son *final Gig*

on Sun, 16 Apr 2017 at Sheffield Crookes Social Club 7:00am

It is with a heavy heart that we announce our last ever gig as Roaming Son. We haven't had any band arguments, fallen out or anything. we are all still friends and plan on continuing to write, record, and play together, but it will be very different to the music we have done with Roaming Son. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody who has helped us on our journey. from promoters, artists, photographers, venues, people who bought and listened to our music, caught us play live, bought our merch, booked us, had us support, played alongside us, interviewed and reviewed us. Without you guys, we wouldn't have come this far and we are all very humbled for the support. We have a special night planned for this gig, and will try and play as many of our old tunes as possible. Support is from our good friend Andy P Davison who will be doing an acoustic set with his Black Thunder Revue clan, You know we only pick the best!

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The Coalminers Brass Band Launch - 16th April 2017 - Ronnie Scotts

on Sun, 16 Apr 2017 at London Ronnie Scott's 6:30am

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Doug Eunson And Sarah Matthews

on Mon, 17 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ This talented pair have been playing English Acoustic Folk Music together since 1995. They both sing in superb harmony with Melodeon and Fiddle / Viola instrumentation. They choose their material with care and craft their arrangements with style and intuitive elegance, playing English and European dance music and drawing on some of the finest English folk song repertoire.

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Lucy Ward At Great Knight Folk Club

on Tue, 18 Apr 2017 at Northampton Great Knight Folk Club 7:45pm

Award Winning Singer Songwriter Lucy Ward takes to the stage for an intimate evening of insightful songwriting. Her warm personality radiates and cannot help but charm all those who come to see her perform This is the opening night of her tour. www.lucywardsings.com

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Ida Wenøe

on Tue, 18 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Ida Wenøe (pron. EEda VAYnoo) is an indie-folk artist of the highest calibre, with tinges of Americana and a Nordic inflection, the sum of the musical parts creating a rare beast and a thing of great beauty. 2016 saw a whistle-stop 7-day introductory UK tour, which showcased her genuinely unique talent as a solo artist here for the first time, bolstered by radio plays from BBC6Music's Tom Ravenscroft and Gideon Coe. " a childlike fragility that makes the songs sound like whimsical folk for fairy tales with a sinister undertow. Her voice weary but cute, with the power to cut through is perfect; she sounds like the young narrator of her own magical-malevolent fantasies The Guardian charming, delicate and forceful in almost equal measure" Folkgeek Wenøe boasts angelic notes that can often leak her endearing Danish roots God Is In The TV Zine the sort of voice that could punch through a cloud of custard and pierce thick air she delicately rips through with eyes full of hope Songwriting Magazine It's been a long time since I've heard an artist perfectly capture the distinctive sound of late '80s/early '90s folk-popthat kind of glassy glaze that cuts right to your corebut Danish singer/songwriter Ida Wenøe has done just that with her emotionally-charged and uplifting new album Time Of Ghosts. - Robert Ham, Nordic Spotlight The music from her debut album has just been picked for Danish TV documentary De Smukke Piger and the latest nomination for the Danish Folk Awards in the 'Songwriter Of The Year' category.

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Laurence Jones

on Tue, 18 Apr 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Hailed as "one to watch" as a teenager by the blues media, concert/festival bookers, blues fans and various guitar stars alike, young Laurence really has come of age. The blues cub has become a man with a plan. Turning heads and making jaws drop with his take-no-prisoners, incendiary live set and his stunning albums. Laurence and his crack band - Laurence Jones on vocals and guitars, Bennett Holland on keyboards, Greg Smith on bass and Phil Wilson on drums - put the power into their modern day blues rock with an edge. He sings, he plays and he writes, which he does like a veteran of three times his age. He is flying high and enjoying the ride, you can tell that by the Cheshire cat grin glued to his face during every gig. He LIVES to play that guitar. He LOVES to play that guitar. He just HAS to play that guitar.........So, we at the Haven Club welcome him back with much excitement and anticipation. More info here: http://www.laurencejonesmusic.com

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Laurence Jones

on Tue, 18 Apr 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

Hailed as "one to watch" as a teenager by the blues media, concert/festival bookers, blues fans and various guitar stars alike, young Laurence really has come of age. The blues cub has become a man with a plan. Turning heads and making jaws drop with his take-no-prisoners, incendiary live set and his stunning albums. Laurence and his crack band - Laurence Jones on vocals and guitars, Bennett Holland on keyboards, Greg Smith on bass and Phil Wilson on drums - put the power into their modern day blues rock with an edge. He sings, he plays and he writes, which he does like a veteran of three times his age. He is flying high and enjoying the ride, you can tell that by the Cheshire cat grin glued to his face during every gig. He LIVES to play that guitar. He LOVES to play that guitar. He just HAS to play that guitar.........So, we at the Haven Club welcome him back with much excitement and anticipation. More info here: http://www.laurencejonesmusic.com

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Western Centuries Uk Tour Kick-off

on Wed, 19 Apr 2017 at London Luna Lounge 7:30pm

Seattle's WESTERN CENTURIES (formerly Country Hammer) is kicking off their first ever UK tour in Leytonstone at Luna--The Home Of Live Music. Support will be from east London's purveyors of honky tonk, the East Lonesome Drifters. Comprised of Seattle-based country musician Cahalen Morrison, jam band veteran Jim Miller (co-founder of Donna the Buffalo), R&B and bluegrass-by-way-of-punk rock songwriter Ethan Lawton, pedal steel player Rusty Blake, and bassist Dan Lowinger, Western Centuries are clearly a diverse bunch. The band is collaborative in nature, but they are albeit subtly helmed by Morrison. They are traveling as a five-piece, two guitars, drums, bass, and steel on the back of their new LP, Weight Of The World--which is getting top reviews. Blabber n' Smoke says: "Weight Of The World is, quite simply, a delight. Country rock heaven for anyone into Gram or The Band or even The Dead back in their Workingman days along with more recent stalwarts such as Sturgill Simpson or Ryan Adams." If you don't know these guys think country band and an early R&B group with three lead vocalists, weave in a hefty amount of vocal harmony and witty turns-of-phrase, and let 'em rock out like The Band. The sound of these roots music mavericks sits at these crossroads, and their debut album introduces a band as skillful in their musicianship as they are innovative in their writing. With upbeat, barroom dance numbers, lilting, introspective tunes of heartbreak, and everything in between, the album strikes an oft-strived-for but rarely achieved balance between genre-busting experimentation and thoughtful continuity. Don't miss this show! _____________________ PLEASE NOTE: Doors open at 730pm (the upstairs bar is open from 4pm as normal) and music starts at 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY as after this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable unless show is cancelled. The venue comprises both seated and standing space so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early.

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Hafdis Huld

on Wed, 19 Apr 2017 at London St Pancras Old Church 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: This event will be taking place at our alternative home for the evening: ST PANCRAS OLD CHURCH, (London NW1 1UL) DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Hafdis Huld is one of Iceland's most loved singers. With a voice as pure as melt water and a razor-sharp wit to match any comedian, her shows are as memorable as the northern lights. She's a regular on the major festival circuit and her European tours are a sell-out. Performing songs from a brand new album as well as firm favourites such as 'Tomoko' and 'Action Man', Hafdis will beguile you with her bubbly charm and supremely original songs. This girl has it the new 'must' Rolling Stone Magazine Musically original and deliciously bonkers The Sunday Times I love her Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Love her to bits! Phil Jupitus Hafdis is brilliant! Lauren Laverne, BBC 6Music Sublime charismatic story-telling pop of the highest quality Clash Magazine

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Will Wood + Great North

on Wed, 19 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Folklore presents... a special double bill featuring two exciting acts from New Zealand: Country-folk singer-songwriter WILL WOOD + winners of the New Zealand folk awards 2015, GREAT NORTH. WILL WOOD is a touring musician from Auckland, New Zealand playing country and folk music in the style of the old-time greats such as Woody Guthrie and Johnny Cash. His songs tell stories that come from his life as a travelling musician playing concerts all over the world, mixing heartbreak and adventure with large helpings of Whisky. He has performed in over 20 countries and has supported great acts such as The Handsome Family, Shakey Graves, JD McPherson and Mick Harvey. GREAT NORTH is a band that has been at the heart of New Zealand's folk scene for many years - and they have two album of the year trophies from the annual New Zealand music awards to prove it. This tour sees Great North travelling without the whole band and instead as a duo featuring the two main singers and songwriters: Hayden and Rachel Donnell. This husband and wife duo will be performing acoustic versions of their old material and off their upcoming new record.

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Emily Mae Winters

on Wed, 19 Apr 2017 at Epping St. John the Baptist Church 7:00pm

Born in England, raised in and around the rugged coasts of southern Ireland, Emily Mae Winters' haunting folk songs are quickly permeating the folk and song writing scene. Emily Mae Winters formative years were spent living in Clonakilty, Co. Cork and where she immersed herself in the local music scene. Influenced by the sounds of traditional and contemporary Folk, Celtic, Country and Americana music, she learned to play the guitar, piano and whistle and began playing local music festivals. Beautiful in every way with a fantastic new album to share with you...

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The Twisted Twenty

on Thu, 20 Apr 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

The Twisted Twenty are an innovative string group exploring the musical worlds of Baroque and Folk Music. The band are comprised of Holly Harman, Alexis Bennett, James O'Toole, David Rabinovici on Baroque violins, Ewan Macdonald on Cittern and Lucia Cappellaro on Baroque Cello. By taking documented 17th and 18th century British folk tunes and using instruments of the period, The Twisted Twenty infuse these melodies with the intensity of the Baroque and forge a new sound for the 21st century.

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Gilmore & Roberts

on Thu, 20 Apr 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Katriona (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie (guitar) combine astounding musicianship with strong song-writing and trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. They have done great things since first playing here as students all of 10 years ago three BBC Folk Award nominations, touring with Fairport and much, much more.

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Gilmore & Roberts

on Thu, 20 Apr 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Katriona (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie (guitar) combine astounding musicianship with strong song-writing and trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. They have done great things since first playing here as students all of 10 years ago three BBC Folk Award nominations, touring with Fairport and much, much more.

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Rusty Shackle

on Thu, 20 Apr 2017 at Cambridge Portland Arms 7:00pm

http://rustyshackle.com/ Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult Welsh indie-roots band Rusty Shackle have been tearing up stages including Cambridge Folk Festival since 2010. Brandishing their distinct folk-roots sound and armed with an electrifying mix of rampant fiddle, scorching electric guitars, pounding drums, searing trumpet and banjo, the band have built up a devoted fanbase with their captivating live shows. Constantly evolving their sound, the band have released three albums over the last few years, each reaching the top 3 in the iTunes 'Alternative Folk/Singer Songwriter' charts. The songs are steeped in honest emotion and story telling and are born from the fires of Bruce Springsteen, Seth Lakeman, infused with the raw energy of Jack White and creativity of Tom Waits and mix it with everything in between. Their new album DUSK takes their music into brave new areas, introducing an edginess and immediacy to their melody-driven folk credentials. DUSK trawls through the darker stations of the world whilst never forgetting to take in the lighter stops on the line.

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Moishe's Bagel

on Thu, 20 Apr 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Thrillingly original cutting-edge klezmer and folk music from some of Scotland's finest musicians. An intoxicating, life-affirming mix of Eastern European dance music, Middle Eastern rhythms and virtuoso performances. Formed in Edinburgh in 2003, Moishe's Bagel combines the energy and passion of world folk music with the excitement and soul of improvisation. Boasting some of the best instrumentalists that Scotland has to offer (Salsa Celtica, Camille O'Sullivan, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Eliza Carthy, Scottish National Jazz Orchestra), they are equally at home jamming in a late night jazz den, grooving at a forest festival, or enthralling an upmarket concert hall. exhilarating, full-flavoured stuff, often breath-takingly intricate but played with jubilation the Bagel acquires the momentum of an express train The Herald this brilliantly accomplished and adventurous five-piece emphatically puts the class into unclassifiable. Scotsman http://moishesbagel.com/

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Oh Susanna, Ben Savage, Hannah Sanders

on Thu, 20 Apr 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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The Nightjar

on Thu, 20 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. ------------------------------------------------------ New Roots presents.... The Nightjar + Nina Harries THE NIGHTJAR Originally conceived as a close-harmony vocal trio, a collaboration with South London producer Kams brought The Nightjar to the attention of Boiler Room's Joe Muggs. The ensuing Boiler Room debut went viral, and brought their 2015 'The Nightjar' EP plaudits from nearly 70,000 underground music fans, as well as the accolade of airplay on Radio 3's Late Junction. A successful crowd-funding campaign convinced them of the existence of an audience for their dream-like, ethereal songs of hope, loss and disaster and, in the autumn of 2015, The Nightjar relocated to a farmhouse in rural Portugal to begin their first full-length offering. 2016 tours of France, Germany and the UK saw audiences brought to a stand-still by the raw intensity of their performance, bringing them a reputation as a must-see live band. Drawing influence from the lo-fi wooze of Grouper, the stark and poignant balladry of Diane Cluck and the deft compositions of Colleen, The Nightjar use close-harmonies, tight-interlocking guitars, deep bass and an intense lead vocal to paint fragile, haunting landscapes. NINA HARRIES Nina Harries is a solo double-bassist and songwriter, and graduate of the prestigious Royal College of Music. A virtuosic player, possessed of a stunningly powerful singing voice, her intense perfromance style and strikingly unique songs mark her out as a singularly original talent. She recently performed at Glastonbury and the Time Out Rising Stars Showcase 2017. --------------------------------------------- New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk scene. It's committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves - for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible. Website: www.newrootsevents.com New Roots Radio: https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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O'hooley & Tidow

on Thu, 20 Apr 2017 at Preston The Continental 7:00pm

With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on 6 Music and Radio 2, a five star live review and feature in The Guardian, O'Hooley & Tidow are regarded as 'one of British folk's mightiest combinations' (Mojo). Their forthcoming new album Shadows is the follow up to groundbreaking album The Hum, which earned them a place in Mojo's Top 10 Folk Albums of 2014 and a nomination for 'Best Duo' in last year's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Having the originality and skill to invite comparison with the most celebrated harmony duos, from early Simon and Garfunkel to the iconic Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Belinda and Heidi's powerful, deeply moving, and soulful performances are infused with an honesty and empathy that will disarm the hardest of hearts.

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Joseph Parsons/doghouse Roses @ No8

on Thu, 20 Apr 2017 at Launceston No 8 Cafe 8:00pm

Fantastic Double Bill of Americana. Joseph Parsons is returning with his exceptional personal take on blues americana, once again, with brilliant guitarist Freddi Lubitz, they really have a handle on the heart and soul of their music, guaranteed to bring the house down! The Doghouse Roses are Glasgow based duo Paul Tasker and Iona MacDonald who are gaining a phenominal reputation for both guitar work and singing their fusion folk/americana ...all in all a great evenings music is in store!

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Elbow Jane @ The Hungry Horse Folk Club, Dunkirk Lane, Ellesmere Port, Ch65 6qf

on Thu, 20 Apr 2017 at Ellesmere Port The Whitby Club 7:15pm

Start time - 7-45pm. ELBOW JANE are one of finest contemporary folk acts on the scene. National press have described their music as utterly infectious and confirmed them as one of the top acoustic acts in the country. They are - Rich Woods, Joe Topping, Kevin Byrne, Chris Chesters & Colin Burgess. Festivals confirm that Elbow Jane are amongst the best live acts in the UK, and that their unique blend of bouzouki, mandolin, guitar, keyboards and percussion is complemented by expressive vocals and stunning harmonies winning them national acclaim stating that "this dynamic quintet bring energy, excitement and enthusiasm to their music, and delight audiences wherever they perform" and "they'll make you laugh, they'll make you cry, and leave you shouting for more!"

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Soundbox Presents Sam Carter

on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 at Chester The Lock Keeper 7:30pm

Sam Carter is a brilliant guitarist and songwriter who combines the observational with social comment and personal reflection' **** Songlines 'A singer who can hold the audience spellbound all by himself' *** R2 'How the City Sing's album 'A bittersweet folk-electric concept album' ****The Guardian 'How the City Sings' presents a perfectly balanced blend of soft acoustics, upbeat rhythms and fiery rock. There's no startling polarity, just a healthy and instantly appealing eclecticism that allows us to enjoy the wide spectrum of Sam Carter's craft on one wonderfully engaging release' Folk Radio UK 'A joyous statement from a master songwriter' FATEA Since winning Best Newcomer at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Sam Carter's musical versatility and originality have accorded him wide contemporary appeal. His performances have delighted audiences from Camden to Canada, via an attention-grabbing appearance on Later with Jools Holland and a performance in a specially assembled band to back iconic Richard Thompson at Shrewsbury Folk Festival. Bellowhead's Jon Boden has described Sam as 'the finest English-style finger-picking guitarist of his generation'. The SoundBox gig is part of a solo Spring tour, featuring songs from Sam Carter's acclaimed third studio album, How the City Sings, as well as a number of pre-requested songs from his back catalogue. First-half support from popular Chester-based folk duo Price & Jones, and introducing teenage talent James Haigh Doors: 7.30pm Start: 8pm Sam Carter stage time: c. 9.20pm Free parking after 3pm 5 mins' walk from venue at Delamere Street Car Park, and Brook Street Car Park Access: there is one short flight of stairs; ground floor and first-floor toilets Food: the downstairs lounge offers a good selection of dishes to cater for most dietary requirements.

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Tania Opland And Mike Freeman

on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

"This duo is rather astonishing she's from Alaska and he's from England, and between them they play hammered dulcimer, fiddle, guitar, recorder and whistle, excellent percussion, sing, and have a wonderful stage presence. "Their repertoire is vast, and includes things like sing-alongs in Russian. Credits include numerous UK and US tours and seven albums (including collaborations with Anne McCaffrey)..." -Whidbey Island Folk Festival, Washington, USA "Unquestionably the most talented duo we have ever had at this club... I've never seen so much variety in a single set." -The Song Loft, Milton Keynes, England Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start

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Tania Opland And Mike Freeman

on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

"This duo is rather astonishing she's from Alaska and he's from England, and between them they play hammered dulcimer, fiddle, guitar, recorder and whistle, excellent percussion, sing, and have a wonderful stage presence. "Their repertoire is vast, and includes things like sing-alongs in Russian. Credits include numerous UK and US tours and seven albums (including collaborations with Anne McCaffrey)..." -Whidbey Island Folk Festival, Washington, USA "Unquestionably the most talented duo we have ever had at this club... I've never seen so much variety in a single set." -The Song Loft, Milton Keynes, England Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start

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3 Daft Monkeys

on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

With Celtic and eastern influences, the 3 Daft Monkeys' dynamic style of world-influenced folk music and infectious dancing rhythms will leave you breathless, enthralled and exhilarated. After experiencing the band's notoriously energetic live performance at Glastonbury Festival last summer, Mark Radcliffe declared them as one of his Highlights of the Festival on BBC TV coverage, and subsequently invited them to play a session on his BBC Radio 2 Folk Show. The band have also performed a live session with Whispering Bob Harris on Radio 2. With their quirky and original approach to music, and their passion, intensity and sheer joy of life, 3 Daft Monkeys have gained themselves a large and loyal cult following. Their music is hard to pigeon-hole, mixing and crossing many musical genres from Celtic, Klezmer, Gypsy, Balkan, Latin, Ska, Dub Reggae,Indie, Rock and even a hint of Shostakovich.

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Ric Sanders Trio

on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

Fairport Convention's main violinist, Ric Sanders, has been to Wessex Acoustic before in different guises with Vo Fletcher and Catherine Howe. We are delighted to welcome him back with his trio playing a delightful mix of music with more than a little leaning towards jazz. Simply stunning and highly entertaining. Support from Suffolk's popular duo, Reset Prose.

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Gilmore And Roberts

on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Oh Susanna (can)

on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

In a career spanning almost two decades, Oh Susanna has released seven critically acclaimed records noted for their contemplative, thoughtful, folk-inspired songs that transport listeners into an imaginary emotional landscape. Whether applauding a young woman's need to stand tall in the face of dire circumstances, expressing love and tenderness to a dying loved one or embodying the anger of a soldier's widow, Oh Susanna's songs aim straight for the gut. The timeless themes of love, loss and longing are expressed in soaring melodies and vivid lyrics. Her most recent project is Namedropper, a killer collection of songs written especially for Oh Susanna by Canada's top songwriters. The album was created with and produced by Jim Bryson. This project is about friendship. Through music we want to express our admiration, gratitude and respect for our fellow Canadian songwriters. They kick us in the ass. They break our hearts. They inspire. 'Oh Susanna has become a musician to be reckoned with. The strength and intensity of her voice has an edge that conveys the evil of country blues.' - No Depression 'A solo performance by Oh Susanna is a singularly spine-tingling event.' - The Georgia Straight

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Megson At St Helen's Church Alveston

on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 at Bristol St Helens Church, Alveston 7:30pm

Megson are husband & wife duo who bring an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars. Comprising Debs Hanna (Vocals, Whistle, Piano Accordion) and Stu Hanna (Guitar, Mandola, Banjo) Megson have gained fame on the British folk scene, not only for their arresting & intelligent songwriting, but for their exquisite musicianship and northern humour. Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards Megson draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music.

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Sura Susso

on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sura Susso is a creative, versatile and talented Kora player & Percussionist, who hails from a Traditional Griot family in Gambia West Africa. He is the son of Mamudou Susso and Fatou Binta Cissokho, well-respected musicians in there own right and the younger brother of Seckou Keita who is also a accomplished and successful Kora player. Griots are historians, orators who hold family and village records. Praise musicians and singers pass this information down through the generations from father to son. Sura's first initiation to the Kora was at the age of four. The Kora is a 21 stringed traditional instrument, which is able to transfer beautiful twined melodic & rhythmic tones. At the age of seventeen, Seckou Keita invited his younger brother to join him on tour, sharing his talent as a percussionist. Performing in many countries around the world, this gave Sura the opportunity to shape his skills and experience as a performing artist. Sura's impressive debut album merges original compositions with various musical influences as well as incorporating rearranged traditional songs. Exhibiting his talent in an assortment of countries, venues and festivals, Sura was invited to perform at an opening ceremony at Manchester City Hospital playing for her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II in 2012; he has also partaken in a number of joint ventures, collaborating with a variation of skillful musicians. Sura's musical gift, once heard, is not easy to forget. His melodic style resonates deep within, transporting you far away to a harmonic place of sheer delight.

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Faustus Slaves Tour

on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 at Bishop's Castle The Three Tuns 7:30pm

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Faustus Slaves Tour

on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 at Bishop's Castle The Three Tuns 7:30pm

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Paul Lamb & Chad Strentz

on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

www.paullamb.com Blues Harp Giant with top sidesman Chad Strentz on guitar.

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Danni Nicholls

on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

Comfy & Acoustic 2017. Get the lower price of £8 by pre-booking. £10 on the door. Three fantastic acts in one bookshop. Act details coming soon. Doors open at 7pm, get in early to get a good seat. Stage times Paul Bell 8.00-8.35 Paul McClure 8.50-9.30 Danni Nicholls 9.45-10.30 The bookshop bar will be open serving hot and cold drinks, including alcohol, and cake. NO other food or drink to be brought onto the premises. IMPORTANT NOTE: Our stage is IN FRONT of the door so if you are late, you will have to wait outside, possibly in the cold rain, til the act finishes their set/song. Don't be late, or you'll have to wait. For details of parking and the bookshop please visit www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk. You can JOIN OUR CLUB that gets you into every single Comfy & Acoustic gig for less than half price. Send us an email or chat in-store for more details.

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Folklaw At Bingham Folk Club

on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 at Bingham Rugby Club Pavilion 8:00pm

Welcome to the world of FolkLaw! Exhilarating songs and music that guarantees to get your feet tapping, your face smiling and your feet jumping! Acrobatic fiddling and earthy vocals are interwoven with distinctive vocal harmonies, mandola and guitars, as FolkLaw deliver a subtle, reflective social commentary within a patchwork of inspirational songs and melodies. Music starts at 8.30pm and finishes at 11pm. Admission at the door on the night for people without tickets will be £7 - and only possible if space permits.

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Helter Skelter With Kibitz + Guests

on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of sweet klezmer at Jamboree... Kibitz are a 5/6-piece band performing energetic and soulful instrumental material influenced by traditional Eastern European and Klezmer tunes. Further guests TBC

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Catfish

on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 at Chichester The Chichester Inn 8:00pm

British Blues Award winner

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Jim Causley

on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 at Guildford Institute 7:30pm

Five times BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jim Causley is a singer/musician who is passionate about traditional song and particularly that of his native West Country. He became involved with traditional music from a young age via his family, the local folk scene and an historical tradition of wassailing in his home village of Whimple, East Devon. Jim has become reknowned for natural gift for interpreting traditional song, his deep, rich voice which belies his years and his relaxed and playful stage presence.

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Jim Causley

on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 at Guildford Institute 7:30pm

Five times BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jim Causley is a singer/musician who is passionate about traditional song and particularly that of his native West Country. He became involved with traditional music from a young age via his family, the local folk scene and an historical tradition of wassailing in his home village of Whimple, East Devon. Jim has become reknowned for natural gift for interpreting traditional song, his deep, rich voice which belies his years and his relaxed and playful stage presence.

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The Rubber Wellies @ The Hyde Tavern Cellar, Winchester

on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 at Winchester The Hyde Tavern 8:00pm

Original, entertaining and thought provoking, the Rubber Wellies are a travelling folk outfit like few others. Based in the Basque Country, Ireland and UK they are a touring collective skippered by singersongwriter Harry Bird and multi-instrumentalist Christophe Capewell. With three albums under their belts and over eight years of experience together on the road they have entertained audiences all over Europe and beyond in the manner of the musical troupes of old a hard working, fiercely independent act with a love of feel-good fun. http://hotdroprecords.com/the-rubber-wellies/ Doors 8pm, music 8.30pm The Hyde Tavern is a cosy old pub with open fires, sloping floors, low beamed ceilings, regular live music and stories to match. It specialises in local cask ales (up to seven, four on gravity), good wines and single malts.

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The Grenaways // Cobblestone

on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 at Dublin The Cobblestone 8:30pm

The Grenaways and MacQuarrie & Toms are two of Cornwall's finest folk acts and both are representing Cornwall at the Pan Celtic Festival in Carlow while on tour this Spring... The Grenaways could be said to be mining the rich veins of inspirational ore that course through their home turf, adding a sense of their own ties to the region and especially it's Celtic heritage. But, they are a band set for far wider horizons than just Cornwall with a massive and alternative sound billowing through their musical sails They are rootsy storytellers, unique in the folk style, with songs that are rich in nautical undertones, influenced so much by the sea, the people and coastal living. www.thegrenaways.com MacQuarrie and Toms are one of Cornwall's new up and coming bands, bringing their own twist to the growing Cornish music scene. The duo have been enjoyed by both large festival crowds and intimate audiences. MacQuarrie and Toms combine original material with traditional Cornish and Celtic tunes and have forged a unique sound. With rich bass lines, loops and harmonies they maintain an 'acoustic' sound but with more depth and texture than would perhaps be expected of a guitar and fiddle duo. www.macquarrieandtoms.com

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No Petticoats Here By Louise Jordan

on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 at Southampton God's House Tower 7:30pm

Join award winning singer and songwriter Louise Jordan as she explores the extraordinary lives of inspirational women who lived during the First World War from the aspiring author who cycled to the Western Front dressed as a man to the fundraising footballers who were banned by the FA. Doors open 19.30, the concert will start at 20.00. There will be a cash bar at the event selling alcoholic and soft drinks. For further information about No Petticoats Here and Louise Jordan please visit www.louisejordan.co.uk. For more information about this unique concert at God's House Tower please email boxoffice@azanialtd.com.

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A Celebration Of Simon & Garfunkel (tribute)

on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 at Hoghton Gregson Lane Sports and Social Club 7:15pm

Having worked with Tim in the past I knew he was good so decided to go and watch him perform this show. Everyone loves the music of Simon & Garfunkel and for me no one has recreated it better than Tim and Ian . The concert simply blew me away Phil Cool, (TV comedian, impressionist and musician).

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Gipsydelica

on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 at Northampton The Lab. 8:00pm

HACKNEY NIGHTS : East London's Underground in the Heart of Shoetown A new night at The Lab, bringing you the finest musicians and highest vibes direct from East London's underground scene! GIPSYDELICA: "The name says it all. Gipsydelica is a Balkan psychedelic ethno rock infusion, combining original songs with long forgotten gems mined from the treasure trove of Balkan folk. The band is led by the boundlessly exuberant Miroslav Morski, a hero in his homeland of Bulgaria where he fronts Django Ze. His broad influences and understanding of multiple musical traditions make for a unique songwriter with an abundant imagination. The band is a real power trio of players whose roots run deep and whose vision runs wild. For almost seven years, Gipsydelica have been a major force on East London's underground music scene, headlining at parties and festivals and well-known for their ability to whip any dancefloor into a whirling frenzy" https://soundcloud.com/user-129338429 Support from our very own VHS PIRATES: "We are an uplifting exciting band from Northampton who play a mix of frenetic Folk Ska, Dance, Funk with a sensitive sprinkle of 80'a pop". These are Northamptons local party band garanteed to get the place pumping! https://www.facebook.com/VHSPIRATE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQacsqlOQtU FRIDAY 21st APRIL Tickets available in advance from www.wegottickets.com £7 £8 on the door

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Tinderbox

on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 at Sevenoaks St. Bartholomew's Church, Otford 7:30pm

Award winning contemporary folk group Tinderbox were originally formed in 1997 by Dublin born singer-songwriter Monique Houraghan and guitarist/songwriter Dan Tucker. With five studio albums and one live album under their belts Tinderbox have amassed an impressive catalogue of self-penned music. Inspired by artists as diverse as James Taylor, Ane Brun, Jackson Browne and Counting Crows, the songs explore a myriad of poignant themes that range from war and the environment to lost friendship, global travel and (of course) love. Irish born Monique met Dan at University in Yorkshire in 1994 and they began performing together when their arts degree came to an end. In 1997 they moved to Dublin where they continued to write new material and perform to enthusiastic crowds. From March 2001 Tinderbox spent two years travelling the world. During this time they acquired an agent in Australia and performed dozens of gigs in Melbourne and Sydney. This provided vital experience and also helped to further enhance their repertoire. Tinderbox have since performed in countries ranging from Germany, Hong Kong and Fiji, to New Zealand, Australia and Thailand. On their return to the UK Monique and Dan settled in Bournemouth where they have resided since late 2004. Their new album 'All Grown Up' , due for release 25th March, showcases their distinctive sound, with Monique's strong, forthright yet honeyed voice ably framed and supported by Dan's expert, confident and delicately judged fingerstyle playing. With Monique's powerful voice and Dan's delectable guitar style Tinderbox is definitely an acoustic duo to look out for.

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Gipsydelica

on Fri, 21 Apr 2017 at Northampton The Lab. 8:00pm

HACKNEY NIGHTS : East London's Underground in the Heart of Shoetown A new night at The Lab, bringing you the finest musicians and highest vibes direct from East London's underground scene! GIPSYDELICA: "The name says it all. Gipsydelica is a Balkan psychedelic ethno rock infusion, combining original songs with long forgotten gems mined from the treasure trove of Balkan folk. The band is led by the boundlessly exuberant Miroslav Morski, a hero in his homeland of Bulgaria where he fronts Django Ze. His broad influences and understanding of multiple musical traditions make for a unique songwriter with an abundant imagination. The band is a real power trio of players whose roots run deep and whose vision runs wild. For almost seven years, Gipsydelica have been a major force on East London's underground music scene, headlining at parties and festivals and well-known for their ability to whip any dancefloor into a whirling frenzy" https://soundcloud.com/user-129338429 Support from our very own VHS PIRATES: "We are an uplifting exciting band from Northampton who play a mix of frenetic Folk Ska, Dance, Funk with a sensitive sprinkle of 80'a pop". These are Northamptons local party band garanteed to get the place pumping! https://www.facebook.com/VHSPIRATE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQacsqlOQtU FRIDAY 21st APRIL Tickets available in advance from www.wegottickets.com £7 £8 on the door

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Daniel Nestlerode With Paul Ballantyne @ Shammick Acoustic

on Sat, 22 Apr 2017 at Combe Martin The Pack o' Cards 7:30pm

Daniel is an American singer who performs a good mix of traditional, original and modern songs, and, unusually, accompanies himself on mandolin. Originally a guitar player, after moving from Pennsylvania to California, he picked up a mandolin, and was hooked, proceeding to study with some of the great mandolinists of our time. Having crossed the Atlantic, he has lived in Cambridge since 2012, worked in a few local folk clubs, and released his first CD, 'More Than a Little Guitar' which received excellent reviews. Since then he has worked full time throughout England, Europe and back in the States, more recently adding guitarist Paul Ballantyne to the mix. He has built a convincing reputation for excellent vocal ability and history-soaked original songs it will be interesting to find out whose history

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Western Centuries

on Sat, 22 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Roots Music Mavericks WESTERN CENTURIES (Formerly Cahalen Morrison & Country Hammer) - New album tour. Round up a country band and an early R&B group with three lead vocalists, weave in a hefty amount of vocal harmony and witty turns-of-phrase, and let 'em rock out like The Band. The sound of roots music mavericks Western Centuries sits at these crossroads, and their debut album Weight of the World introduces a band as skillful in their musicianship as they are innovative in their writing. With upbeat, barroom dance numbers, lilting, introspective tunes of heartbreak, and everything in between, the album strikes an oft-strived-for but rarely achieved balance between genre-busting experimentation and thoughtful continuity. Produced by Bill Reynolds (Band of Horses) and recorded in his Nashville studio, Weight of the World features three different songwriters and lead vocalists; the result is a sound that deftly defies neat categorization. The progressive, almost psychedelic nature of the album's lyrics infuses the 12-track record with a distinctly modern sensibility. Sure, there's ample pedal steel and plenty of country telecaster twang, but Western Centuries elevate these neo-traditional two-stepping tunes into transcendental, rootsy rock 'n roll doused think-pieces. While its lyrics are impressively layered with meaning, Weight of the World will appeal to just about any fan of roots music; the album certainly showcases the band's great range and ability to blend influences ranging from early rhythm and blues, all the way to straight up country. But it's also marked with a profound ingenuity the type that feels instinctual rather than intentionally labored for, the kind that continues to flourish and snake into new realms as time wears on. This is just the beginning for Western Centuries, and it's not likely their creative well is going to dry up any time soon. Western Centuries will release Weight of the World via Free Dirt Records on June 3, 2016 (CD/LP/digital), and will tour the USA this summer and fall in support of their new release. "I loved making this record. I want to strut it around like an old leather jacket. A record chock full of great songs - a classic." Bill Reynolds (Band of Horses), Producer "This record and band hits the spot. The songs are cool, smart, deep and fun (the way I like my swimming pools). They're rooted in classic country with a twist. These guys do it right." Jim Lauderdale "Country music is alive and well. Great players, fine songwriting, and honest singers." Willie Watson "Three very different voices, different rhythms, different takes on love, loss, drink, sadness, joy, pondering.all the stuff we howl at the moon about, shake our fists at, dance to, laugh with, think about given musical life in the songs by Cahalen, Jim and Ethan on this new album by Western Centuries. You'll dance, you'll smile, you might even cry a little, but you won't turn away.Alice Gerrard

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Big Mamma's Door

on Sat, 22 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

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

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The Company Of Players

on Sat, 22 Apr 2017 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

Inspired by the likes of The Elizabethan Sessions and The Full English, The Company of Players is a contemporary folk supergroup set up by Jess Distill of Said The Maiden. The purpose - to write, record and perform songs inspired by the works of William Shakespeare, To help Mark the 400th anniversary of his death. With sponsorship from Looe Music festival and funding already in place for a second project, 2017 is set to be a big year for the Company. The collective features the talents of emerging folk artists Said The Maiden, Lukas Drinkwater, Kelly Oliver, Sam Kelly, Chris Cleverley, Kim Lowings, Minnie Birch, and Daria Kulesh. Having already been championed by the likes of Mike Harding, and Geoff Lakeman. The Company of Players offers a very exciting, dynamic and theatrical live show.

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Jason Wilber

on Sat, 22 Apr 2017 at East Grinstead The Dorset Arms 7:30pm

Jason Wilber is a Nashville singer songwriter, and recording artist. He has released nine albums and his latest, Echoes, was released in April 2016; his first to focus on material written by other songsmiths. He has played with numerous artists, and has been in John Prine's band for many years. Over the years he's also lent his guitar talents to his friends Todd Snider, Iris Dement, and Greg Brown, among others. He has performed in all 50 states and across Canada, Europe, and the United Kingdom. Jason played guitar on John Prine's Grammy award-winning album Fair & Square and on Prine's two Grammy award-nominated albums Live on Tour and In Spite of Ourselves (which spent 32 weeks on the Billboard Country Charts). Jason Wilber served as Co-Executive Producer on the compilation CD Coal Country Music featuring Willie Nelson, Gillian Welch, Ralph Stanley, Jason and the Scorchers, Kathy Mattea, Justin Townes Earle, Natalie Merchant, Diana Jones, Tom T. Hall, Bonnie Raitt, John Prine, Jean Ritchie, and other artists, who all contributed their talents to benefit the Alliance for Appalachia's work to stop Mountain Top Removal in rural Appalachia. In his spare time, he's a radio host and interviewer whose syndicated radio show, In Search of a Song, finds him in peer-to-peer conversations with Josh Ritter, Mary Gauthier, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Steve Earle and other heavies. His TV and radio appearances are too numerous to include here. The night before appearing in East Grinstead Jason will be performing on stage with John Prine at the London Palladium; yes we are very lucky that he has found time to play at The Dorset Arms Jonas and Jane are an Americana Duo from the UK who consist of harmony driven and bluegrass influenced folk. "Brilliant! Some serious tricky finger picking!" Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2 "Absolutely beautiful, right up my street. They are superb." Steve Cherelle, BBC Essex

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Jake Leg Jug Band

on Sat, 22 Apr 2017 at Lyme Regis Marine Theatre 7:30pm

The Jake Leg Jug Band bring you the authentic sounds of 1920's and 30's America - Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Ragtime - and put their own twist on it. Songs of murder, betrayal, gambling, liquor and redemption.

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Dila V & The Odd Beats

on Sat, 22 Apr 2017 at Presteigne Assembly Rooms 8:00pm

Exhilarating mix of Turkish folk, Balkan dance beats and Greek Rebetiko. Get ready to dance!

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Joseph Parsons Duo + Doghouse Roses

on Sat, 22 Apr 2017 at Topsham The Bridge Inn 7:45pm

Tickets £10 advance, £12 door The Bridge Inn, Topsham, Exeter, Devon EX3 0QQ, https://www.facebook.com/thebridgeinntopsham Tel 01392 873862 JOSEPH PARSONS is a prolific songwriter, recording artist and performer with over 20 commercial label releases. Both live and with his recordings, Joseph Parsons has always created his own unique sound. He brings a heart and soul to his songs through energy and emotional honesty, ranging from stories of people caught in hard times to uplifting songs of love and life. His CD's are always a journey for the listener and his most recent, 'The Field The Forest' (Blue Rose Records), is no exception. His music weaves elements of rock, folk & soul into his own distinct and authentic sound. Both as a solo artist, and also with his band, his stage shows are dynamic, spirited and deeply moving experiences.Originally from the music city of Philadelphia, Joseph Parsons has made his name by consistently delivering exceptional song driven albums alongside a rigorous touring schedule throughout Europe and the US, including last year's successful tours of the UK and Germany with Doghouse Roses. Accompanying Joseph Parsons on this gig will be the exceptionally talented guitarist, Freddi Lubitz. "Once again, this album shows that Joseph Parsons is one of the most talented singer-songwriters of his time - it has been like this for years. Now must be the time for his deserved breakthrough....." (Maverick) www.josephparsons.com Runway (Hope For Centuries): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yn00EA6zr0Q Fly (The Field/The Forest): https://youtu.be/42YBXlprfh0 DOGHOUSE ROSES are a highly acclaimed folk / Americana duo from Glasgow formed by guitarist Paul Tasker and singer Iona Macdonald in 2006. The tenth anniversary of the band was marked with the release of their third studio album, 'Lost Is Not Losing'(Yellowroom Music) in November 2016 which has subsequently gained superb reviews across the music press. On the week of its release it was album of the week on BBC Radio Scotland, and the Daily Express declared that it 'delivers an extraordinary punch'. Previous years saw the duo establish their reputation through the UK and Central Europe, touring on their own and as members of U.S. based alt-country collective The Willard Grant Conspiracy. Two full length studio albums released in 2008 (How've You Been All This Time?) and 2010 (This Broken Key) garnered critical acclaim with R2 magazine stating that the music mines the best of Scottish and American musical influences. Paul Tasker is one of THE guitarists of his generation (Maverick) In Iona Macdonald's singing resides a loveliness that cannot be taught. (Rolling Stone) www.doghouseroses.net Pour Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHidK5VJ4Oo Gone There: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQPhYf5iuq0

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Uk Country Live! Presents Ashton Lane

on Sat, 22 Apr 2017 at Glasgow Broadcast 7:00pm

Ashton Lane are husband and wife duo, Esther and Tim O'Connor and they are part of a new wave of homegrown modern country music originating in the UK. 2016 saw them perform at the famous Country 2 Country festival in London, plus receive nominations in 2 categories at this years BCMA (British Country Music Awards) for best Duo and Best Song. Their most recent album Nashville Heart received 5 star reviews in the UK press and radio support across the UK and Europe.

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Becky Langan

on Sat, 22 Apr 2017 at Lancaster The Gregson Centre 7:00pm

Born in Rochdale, England (1992), Becky Langan is a percussive fingerstyle guitarist who employs a combination of extended techniques that explore the outermost reaches of the acoustic guitar. With over 13 years playing experience, Becky unleashes her creativity by performing incredibly complex instrumental acoustic guitar compositions at concerts around the UK. Having attended numerous master classes from her main inspirations, Becky employs the use of unique alternative tunings, two-handed tapping, percussive tempos and natural harmonic melodies drawn from her inspirations Andy McKee, Jon Gomm, Maneli Jamal and Thomas Leeb. Becky was a semi-finalist on Guitar Star 2016 (Series 2) which aired on Sky Arts - a TV show which scours the UK to discover a world class guitarist. Throughout this competition, she recorded at Abbey Road Studios with producer Tony Visconti and received mentor sessions from many iconic musicians, including; Tony Iommi, George Benson, Wilko Johnson, Jon Gomm and Preston Reed.

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Namlo

on Sat, 22 Apr 2017 at London St Ethelburga's, Bishopsgate 7:00pm

We are very excited to have Namlo back at St Ethelburgas! Namlo is the only London-based Nepali band, committed to raise the profile of Nepali music in a global context. Namlo's music is a unique blend of beautiful melodies and irresistible rhythms inspired by the diverse folk traditions, cultures and landscapes of Nepal. Namlo is the name for the essential head strap attached to the Doko bamboo basket used to carry goods across Nepal. The name is fitting as Namlo's debut album carries precious memories of home into new lands, transforming them with new creative influences and ideas. The band hopes that their music will take listeners on a magical journey into other lives and landscapes. The Band Members are: Dobble Bass (Robyn Hemmings) Derek Richard (percussion) Santa Pawan (Nepalese Percussion) Shreya Rai (Vocal) Ganga Thapa (Guitar + Vocal + Tungna Joe (Clarinet) Bishwo Shahi ( Guitar) Our very special sound engineer! Food and drink will be available for sale on the night. Doors open at 7pm, Music at 7:30 pm

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Pennyless

on Sat, 22 Apr 2017 at Langham St Peter & St Paul 7:00pm

Doors open 7 pm, performance starts 7.30 pm. Licensed bar. Free nibbles.

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The Jar Family

on Sat, 22 Apr 2017 at Ireby The Globe Hall 7:30pm

One of those rare and wonderful acts that quickly galvanise a crowd with a sense of real old fashioned showmanship. A truly exceptional live act.

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Megson In Concert

on Sat, 22 Apr 2017 at Upper BasildonSt Stephens Church 7:00pm

Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards Megson draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music. The husband & wife duo bring an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars. Comprising Debs Hanna (Vocals, Whistle, Piano Accordion) and Stu Hanna (Guitar, Mandola, Banjo) Megson have gained fame on the British folk scene, not only for their arresting & intelligent songwriting, but for their exquisite musicianship and northern humour. As fRoots Magazine puts it 'if you don't like the music here then you have a problem' . Doors 7pm, Music 8pm.

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Megson In Concert

on Sat, 22 Apr 2017 at Upper BasildonSt Stephens Church 7:00pm

Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards Megson draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music. The husband & wife duo bring an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars. Comprising Debs Hanna (Vocals, Whistle, Piano Accordion) and Stu Hanna (Guitar, Mandola, Banjo) Megson have gained fame on the British folk scene, not only for their arresting & intelligent songwriting, but for their exquisite musicianship and northern humour. As fRoots Magazine puts it 'if you don't like the music here then you have a problem' . Doors 7pm, Music 8pm.

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Jess And Richard Arrowsmith

on Sun, 23 Apr 2017 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

Traditional songs and music on melodeon and fiddle. Not remotely like Aerosmith!

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Balagan Cafe Band

on Sun, 23 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- An eclectic new project, this group combines the worlds of jazz, world music and classical, featuring the intimate chamber instrumentation of violin, guitar, cello and accordion and an elegant yet fiery fusion of improvisation and written music. Ranging from Parisian and American Jazz, the Chaabi music of Algeria, Tango from Argentina, Balkan folk melodies through to the early modern and folk music of Western Europe, Balagan fuses these threads into a coherent and characteristic sound world. '...this is music for the ears, heart and feet.' The past couple of years have seen the band perform at venues including the Elgar Room, Omnibus and National Portrait Gallery to enthusiastic public responses. The ensemble features some of the UK's most versatile and capable artists. Christian Miller - Guitar/Leader Having traded Astronomy for jazz, Christian has played guitar with the broadest possible spectrum of UK jazz musicians including Heidi Vogel, Mike Mondesir, Adrian Cox, Alex Garnett and Nigel Price, as well New York swing scene favourite Gordon Webster. Equally at home on electric and acoustic instruments, his current projects include Kit Massey's Hot Club of Jupiter, the Southside Gypsy Trio and his own trio and quartets playing modern and contemporary jazz. Richard Jones-Violin Richard Jones is a dynamic, exciting young British musician who strives to forge and unearth musical collaborations between a wide range of musical contexts. Since completing his Masters studies at the Guildhall, he has immersed himself in the London music scene and has found a seat within a plethora of different bands. Far removing the violin from the orchestral setting, he delves into rock, folk, world music and jazz to find his sounds. Already, Richard has had the pleasure of working with a host of renowned musicians, including Nicolas Meier, Audrey Riley, Robert Mitchell, Alex Hutton and Christine Tobin. Shirley Smart- Cello After 10 years living in Jerusalem, Shirley now lives in London, where she has quickly established herself on the jazz and world music scenes. She has performed with YoYo Ma, Yasmin Levy, Neil Cowley, Gilad Atzmon, Antonio Forcione, Shekoyokh, Kosmos, London Klezmer Quartet, Avishai Cohen, Omer Avital, Sabreen, Ross Daly, Arun Ghosh, Alice Zawadski, Maurizio Minardi, Sefiroth Ensemble and Partikel as well as leading her own projects, including North African and Middle Eastern group the Melange Collective.

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Dancing Bear Presents: Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith

on Sun, 23 Apr 2017 at Sheffield The Shakespeare 7:30am

Dancing Bear hosts evenings of rare and beautiful music from around the world, in Sheffield. We're very excited that Jimmy and Sid are coming to play for us - expect exquisite musicianship and heartfelt songs delivered with warmth and wit. A rare chance to see this wonderful duo up north! Doors 7:30pm, music from 8pm "To be a great folk singer, you have to be a great storyteller, as Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith are clearly aware. The duo are both fine singers and multi-instrumentalists." The Guardian "Every now and then an act jumps out at you and knocks you back. Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith are fantastic musicians and have produced a cracking album, full of really terrific songs. You're in for a treat." Mike Harding

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Dancing Bear Presents: Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith

on Sun, 23 Apr 2017 at Sheffield The Shakespeare 7:30am

Dancing Bear hosts evenings of rare and beautiful music from around the world, in Sheffield. We're very excited that Jimmy and Sid are coming to play for us - expect exquisite musicianship and heartfelt songs delivered with warmth and wit. A rare chance to see this wonderful duo up north! Doors 7:30pm, music from 8pm "To be a great folk singer, you have to be a great storyteller, as Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith are clearly aware. The duo are both fine singers and multi-instrumentalists." The Guardian "Every now and then an act jumps out at you and knocks you back. Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith are fantastic musicians and have produced a cracking album, full of really terrific songs. You're in for a treat." Mike Harding

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Matt Gordon & Leonard Podolak

on Sun, 23 Apr 2017 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

If you saw the last Show of Hands Albert Hall gig, or the Cecil Sharp House Project 2014 at Shrewsbury Folk Festival, then you'll know how lucky we are to have Matt Gordon & Leonard Podolak playing at TwickFolk. Steve Knightley is a big fan, and they're back in the country for another Show of Hands extravaganza and a short tour. Matt Gordon is a great Fiddler, Clogger, Hambonist, and Harmonica player. He toured in the 80s and 90s with the Fiddle Puppet Dancers, taking part in the London debut of Riverdance, and participating in festivals around North America and Europe, with that group. Leonard Podolak has been touring full force for the last 22 years mostly with the bands Scruj Mac Duhk, and then the Juno/Grammy Award winning The Duhks, who have played at Cambridge, Shrewsbury, and the Eastleigh (now Wickham) Festivals. He is a critically acclaimed 5-String Claw-hammer banjo player, and is known for putting together wonderful combinations of musicians, often creating a full, but new sound in what ever project he touches.

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Matt Gordon & Leonard Podolak

on Sun, 23 Apr 2017 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

If you saw the last Show of Hands Albert Hall gig, or the Cecil Sharp House Project 2014 at Shrewsbury Folk Festival, then you'll know how lucky we are to have Matt Gordon & Leonard Podolak playing at TwickFolk. Steve Knightley is a big fan, and they're back in the country for another Show of Hands extravaganza and a short tour. Matt Gordon is a great Fiddler, Clogger, Hambonist, and Harmonica player. He toured in the 80s and 90s with the Fiddle Puppet Dancers, taking part in the London debut of Riverdance, and participating in festivals around North America and Europe, with that group. Leonard Podolak has been touring full force for the last 22 years mostly with the bands Scruj Mac Duhk, and then the Juno/Grammy Award winning The Duhks, who have played at Cambridge, Shrewsbury, and the Eastleigh (now Wickham) Festivals. He is a critically acclaimed 5-String Claw-hammer banjo player, and is known for putting together wonderful combinations of musicians, often creating a full, but new sound in what ever project he touches.

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Tyler Grant At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 23 Apr 2017 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

National Flatpicking Champion Tyler Grant is an internationally recognised guitar virtuoso, songwriter and vocalist. Tyler has appeared at most major US festivals and performed thousands of concerts and guitar workshops worldwide. He was an original member of the Emmitt-Nershi Band and a sideman for Abigail Washburn, April Verch and Adrienne Young. We are really pleased to be able to bring him to E17. 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 Grenaways

on Sun, 23 Apr 2017 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

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Ollie King

on Mon, 24 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.00pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------- Described by Andy Cutting as one of the finest up and coming young melodeon players in England, Ollie King pushes the boundaries and expectations of the humble squeezebox. Firmly rooted in the English tradition, his playing explores the emotive side of the instrument, which he expertly showcases through his selection of material from both within and without the folk canon. Due for release in February 2017, Ollie's second album Diffractions explores the nature of folk music, and how it changes and morphs through the people that play and write it. Since being a finalist in the 2011 New Roots competition, he has gone from strength to strength, releasing his critically acclaimed debut album Gambit on RootBeat Records in autumn 2014. In summer 2015, Ollie was asked to perform alongside BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winning duo Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker in the National Theatre's production of Our Country's Good, featuring music composed and curated by Cerys Matthews MBE. For a young musician, he is astonishingly mature and fluent, with a lyrical, flowing style all his own. He produces a rich, mellow sound, perhaps not unconnected to his use of vintage Hohner melodeons. Whatever difference that makes, he is a real delight to listen to. - fRoots Magazine

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Ben Poole

on Mon, 24 Apr 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

When you hear comments such as these from some of the worlds' greatest guitar players and one of the leading UK roots magazines you just know they have heard something very special. Twenty-five year old Ben Poole is currently being described as the most exciting young blues guitarist to come out of the UK for a long, long time. Ben really brings the fire with his licks. He's got neck-snapping vibrato where he catches a bunch of strings at once and grinds the shit out of them. By the way he hits the guitar, we can only assume it's been saying rude things about his mother! Ben impressed with his tone, touch and stage presence" - Total Guitar' magazine Blues Extravaganza! The guitar sounds were impeccable, the timing was beyond reproach and there was evidence of dynamic awareness throughoutThis was no lazy blues offering Ben managed to sneak in everything from country licks to Satriani-style legato widdling, yet this was never to the detriment of the overall musicality of the performance. Nice! - Guthrie Govan

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Ben Poole

on Mon, 24 Apr 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

When you hear comments such as these from some of the worlds' greatest guitar players and one of the leading UK roots magazines you just know they have heard something very special. Twenty-five year old Ben Poole is currently being described as the most exciting young blues guitarist to come out of the UK for a long, long time. Ben really brings the fire with his licks. He's got neck-snapping vibrato where he catches a bunch of strings at once and grinds the shit out of them. By the way he hits the guitar, we can only assume it's been saying rude things about his mother! Ben impressed with his tone, touch and stage presence" - Total Guitar' magazine Blues Extravaganza! The guitar sounds were impeccable, the timing was beyond reproach and there was evidence of dynamic awareness throughoutThis was no lazy blues offering Ben managed to sneak in everything from country licks to Satriani-style legato widdling, yet this was never to the detriment of the overall musicality of the performance. Nice! - Guthrie Govan

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The Askew Sisters

on Mon, 24 Apr 2017 at Chesham Folk Club 8:15pm

The Askew Sisters are Emily and Hazel. They are now firmly established as one of the most popular, successful and respected acts on the English folk club and festival scene From dark ballads to uplifting dance tunes, they play with driving energy and the unity of two people who have performed together all of their lives. They use fiddle, melodeon and concertina to breathtaking effect, creating cinematic arrangements that get to the very heart of each song. They also have a brilliant new album , In the Air or the Earth

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Jeff Lang

on Mon, 24 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- One of Australia's most creative and revered guitarists, and a cricket fan to boot. Originally influenced by several of the great US acoustic blues players Jeff has developed his own individual style of guitar playing encompassing rock, roots, folk, blues and improvisation, accompanied by his dynamic songwriting which is unafraid to tackle any subject with immense compassion and understanding. If 'singularly unique' describes anyone it has to be Jeff.

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Steve Ashley

on Mon, 24 Apr 2017 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Steve Ashley

on Mon, 24 Apr 2017 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Manitoba Hal

on Mon, 24 Apr 2017 at Maidstone Pizza Express Music Room 7:00pm

Monday 24th April 2017 Maidstone Pizza Express - Doors at 7pm, Gig at 7.30pm Manitoba Hal Brolund's ONLY Kent date in 2017 is in the Maidstone Pizza Express Music Room. Come and listen to one of the world's greatest ukulele players whilst enjoying a slice of fiorentina or bowl of fettucini.

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Calan

on Mon, 24 Apr 2017 at Maldon Town Hall 8:00pm

Fiddles, guitar, accordion, bagpipes and step dancing explode into life when CALAN, the energetic young folk band from Wales, take to the stage. They breathe fire into the old traditions with their infectious rhythms and high voltage routines before melting into some of the most beautiful and haunting songs as they explore the legends of Wales' very own fairy realm with tales of magic, myth and mischief. Great fun, a huge sense of humour, and step-dancing from a champion dancer makes for an outstanding show. Folk just got a kick up the Noughties... ..stunning use of instrumentation, gorgeously crafted songs, sprightly foot-tappers, verve and raw excitement BELFAST TELEGRAPH

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Hannah James' Jigdoll

on Mon, 24 Apr 2017 at Leicester The Guildhall 7:00pm

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Nancy Kerr & The Sweet Visitor Band Present Second Instar @ Yellow Arch Studios

on Mon, 24 Apr 2017 at Sheffield Yello Arch Studios 7:30pm

Nancy Kerr presents: Second Instar Since her debut solo album, Sweet Visitor, arrived in late 2014, Nancy Kerr has emerged as one of the foremost composers of modern folk and social cometary songs in the British Isles. A writer of rare style Kerr's music has drawn comparisons to William Blake in her reawakening of a radical folk mythology as a backdrop for contemporary narratives and has inspired some to call her Folk's Poet Laureate Finding herself increasingly fascinated by the role of the environment as a character in music, literature, art and film, the compositions that make up her second release, Instar, explore the themes of human/ecological interaction that lie just beneath the surface of so many traditional folk songs. The lore and language of nature provide a repertoire of raw, universal images with which to address subjects such as gender identity and sexuality, struggles for human rights, love and consent, colonialism and the effects of austerity on our culture and ourselves. Nancy Kerr's Second Instar is just that. The second incarnation of the ever-evolving Instar album. A live performance that draws mainly from that album but also features songs from Sweet Visitor, the show promises to challenge and inspire, confront and sympathise. At times jovial and boisterous and at times a dulcet call to arms. Doors 19:30. Band on stage at 20:00

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Nancy Kerr & The Sweet Visitor Band Present Second Instar @ Yellow Arch Studios

on Mon, 24 Apr 2017 at Sheffield Yello Arch Studios 7:30pm

Nancy Kerr presents: Second Instar Since her debut solo album, Sweet Visitor, arrived in late 2014, Nancy Kerr has emerged as one of the foremost composers of modern folk and social cometary songs in the British Isles. A writer of rare style Kerr's music has drawn comparisons to William Blake in her reawakening of a radical folk mythology as a backdrop for contemporary narratives and has inspired some to call her Folk's Poet Laureate Finding herself increasingly fascinated by the role of the environment as a character in music, literature, art and film, the compositions that make up her second release, Instar, explore the themes of human/ecological interaction that lie just beneath the surface of so many traditional folk songs. The lore and language of nature provide a repertoire of raw, universal images with which to address subjects such as gender identity and sexuality, struggles for human rights, love and consent, colonialism and the effects of austerity on our culture and ourselves. Nancy Kerr's Second Instar is just that. The second incarnation of the ever-evolving Instar album. A live performance that draws mainly from that album but also features songs from Sweet Visitor, the show promises to challenge and inspire, confront and sympathise. At times jovial and boisterous and at times a dulcet call to arms. Doors 19:30. Band on stage at 20:00

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Lynne Hanson And The Good Intentions

on Tue, 25 Apr 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Roots music, rough-around-the-edges folk. Canadian songwriter Lynne Hanson prefers "porch music with a little red dirt." Lynne's songs are like a favourite pair of jeans. They're faded and worn through in spots, with a bit of honestly-acquired grit ground into the seams. Lynne is a winner of the Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award, has been been nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award, and has toured Canada, the US, Europe and the UK. Lynne has toured in support of Grammy nominated songwriters (Gretchen Peters, Steve Forbert) as well as guitar legend Albert Lee. Her last album 'River of Sand' recieved crtical acclaim and she will be touring the UK in 2017 with a new release.

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100 Club Tuesday Blues Presents Bourbon Street Revival

on Tue, 25 Apr 2017 at London 100 Club 7:15pm

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Ollie King

on Tue, 25 Apr 2017 at Bradford On Avon West Barn 7:00pm

Described by Andy Cutting as one of the finest up and coming young melodeon players in England, Ollie King pushes the boundaries and expectations of the humble squeezebox. Firmly rooted in the English tradition, his playing explores the emotive side of the instrument, which he expertly showcases through his selection of material from both within and without the folk canon. Following the release of his hugely successful debut album Gambit in 2014, Ollie will release his second album Diffractions in Spring 2017. The album explores the nature of the folk process - how the music morphs and changes as it passes from person to person - and how this process affects other music, particularly that from the Western Classical tradition. As well as melodeon and vocals, he also contributes electric guitar, piano, and duet concertina, which (alongside vocals from Rosie Hood, fiddle from Tom Kitching, trombone from Al Simpson, and bass & percussion from producer Tom Wright) gives the album a much fuller sound than his previous offerings. ​ As well as solo work, Ollie also works closely with BBC Folk Award nominated singer Rosie Hood, critically acclaimed ceilidh band The Discussion Topic, and is a member of the band Iris, who aim to make folk music more inclusive by incorporating Makaton signing into their performances. In summer 2015, Ollie was asked to perform alongside BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winning duo Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker in the National Theatre's production of Our Country's Good, featuring music composed and curated by Cerys Matthews MBE. He has also recorded music for a production of Great Expectations at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds. ​ For a young musician, he is astonishingly mature and fluent, with a lyrical, flowing style all his own. He produces a rich, mellow sound, perhaps not unconnected to his use of vintage Hohner melodeons. Whatever difference that makes, he is a real delight to listen to. fRoots Magazine

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Al Stewart - Back To The Bedsit Tour 2017

on Wed, 26 Apr 2017 at Sheffield City Hall 7:30pm

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Sam Carter

on Wed, 26 Apr 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

on Wed, 26 Apr 2017 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Oh Susanna

on Wed, 26 Apr 2017 at High Wycombe Secret venue 7:00pm

TIMELESS CANADIAN SONGSTRESS OH SUSANNA POPS INTO HIGH WYCOMBE TO PLAY A VERY INTIMATE HOUSE CONCERT [ 30 SEATS ONLY] AS PART OF HER TOUR TO PROMOTE THE NEW RELEASE " A GIRL IN TEEN CITY" DUE SPRING 2017.

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Luke Tuchscherer + Hannah Rose Platt

on Wed, 26 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Black Cat Music Present a joint appearance by... Hannah Rose Platt and Luke Tuchscherer LUKE TUCHSCHERER is a Bedford-based singer/songwriter. He released his debut album You Get So Alone At Times That It Just Makes Sense in 2014. Recorded with producer Tom Peters, the album reflects the more acoustic side of Tuchscherer's songwriting featuring confessional songs, storytelling and social commentary and has attracted universal critical acclaim. The album was voted second best album of the year in Americana UK's reader's poll (and Luke was named second best male artist) and featured on multiple Best of 2014 lists. His second album Always Be True is expected in 2017. Luke Tuchscherer knows his way into a good song, and You Get So Alone... is loaded with them. Invoking love, loss and the intricacies of the human condition, Tuchscherer's impassioned vocals and tasteful Americana instrumentation herald him as one of the finer new singer/songwriters of today. Rob Bleetstein, Americana Radio Chart founder HANNAH ROSE PLATT is an enchanting singer-songwriter, talented storyteller and guitarist. She recorded her debut album Portraits in Nashville last year (produced by herself and Michael Bonagura) where she worked with some of the industry's leading names, Grammy award-winning musicians Mark Fain, (Ricky Skaggs, Dolly Parton) Stuart Duncan (Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, The Nashville Bluegrass Band, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss) and Jeff Taylor (The Time Jumpers, Elvis Costello). Born and raised in Liverpool, Hannah began playing the guitar when she was five, teaching herself how to play. Her musical education came from her stepfather who would encourage her to listen to a wide variety of music, scouring his extensive record collection for inspiration for her. Having played gigs around the country and in the USA, she released Portraits independently last spring. The album has already received widespread critical acclaim and considerable airplay on BBC Introducing, The Front Porch with Baylen Leonard at Amazing Radio, Resonance FM, Wrecking Ball Radio and Europe's leading country radio station CMR Nashville. Hannah's track '1954' has also been featured in Channel 4's Hollyoaks several times this year. Portraits was included in Glamour Magazine's 'Summer soundtrack 2015, was featured in several 'Best Of 2015' lists, and also featured on the back cover of Maverick Magazine and on their compilation CD. Hannah's performance highlight of 2015 was a slot at Summertyne Americana Festival 2015, (alongside artists such as Rosanne Cash and Emmylou Harris) as well as gigging up and down the country with acts such as Don Gallardo, The Rosellys and Wild Ponies. Most recently, Hannah was invited to legendary BBC Presenter, Bob Harris' home to film an 'Under the Apple Tree Session' for Whispering Bob TV. Hannah is now based in London writing her second album, and is now gigging across the UK with a fantastic five-piece band, Kate Robinson on fiddle (Sam Smith, Elbow, Bjork) Ryan Trebilcock on double bass, Nicholas Smalley on Drums and Ryan Williams on electric guitar/mandolin

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Lynne Hanson & The Good Intentions

on Wed, 26 Apr 2017 at Biddulph Arms 7:30pm

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

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Magic Teapot Presents Josienne Clark And Ben Walker

on Wed, 26 Apr 2017 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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The Jaywalkers.

on Thu, 27 Apr 2017 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8:00pm

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Tania Opland & Mike Freeman

on Thu, 27 Apr 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Tania (Alaska) and Mike (England) tour the world with an eclectic mix of songs in several languages and music played on a vast array of instruments: hammered dulcimer, guitar, recorders, violin, flute, cittern, hurdy-gurdy, percussion, etc. All is presented with wit and style and for the musically open-minded a great evening is guaranteed.

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Tania Opland & Mike Freeman

on Thu, 27 Apr 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Tania (Alaska) and Mike (England) tour the world with an eclectic mix of songs in several languages and music played on a vast array of instruments: hammered dulcimer, guitar, recorders, violin, flute, cittern, hurdy-gurdy, percussion, etc. All is presented with wit and style and for the musically open-minded a great evening is guaranteed.

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Michael Chapman & Ehud Banai

on Thu, 27 Apr 2017 at Preston The Continental 7:30pm

The musical collaboration of Michael Chapman and Ehud Banai may not seem like an obvious coupling, except for the fact that Michael Chapman has for some years now been pushing his musical envelope in all directions, embracing many genres of music some for the first time, and Ehud Banai cut his musical teeth back in the 70s listening to Michael Chapman, in the valley of Rosh Pina in Upper Galilee. Michael knew nothing of Ehud whilst Ehud knew much about Michael's music, so when they finally met it was in Tel Aviv in the autumn of 2013 in a local radio session, and they actually played together. The hairs on the back of my neck stood up. There was such an instant rapport. It was totally mesmeric Andru Chapman. Since then they have toured several times with the musical empathy developing all the while into a totally unique combination of Middle Eastern chords, Chapman riffs and Hebrew lyrics. For Michael he says the meeting up with Ehud has been the most rewarding and fulfilling event in the past few years.

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Bonfire Radicals

on Thu, 27 Apr 2017 at Uxbridge RNA 7:30pm

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

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Bonfire Radicals

on Thu, 27 Apr 2017 at Uxbridge RNA 7:30pm

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

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Tom Walker Trio Launch 'into Space' Ep @ Ealing Eclectic

on Thu, 27 Apr 2017 at London The Red Room 8:00pm

Tom Walker has been honing his guitar playing from a very young age, earning respect and admiration from music lovers and musicians across the globe. Now at the age of 21 he is now driving British blues to new levels from the heart of the UK with Tom Walker Trio. They have toured with the likes of The Move, Paul Jones (The Blues band, Manfred man), John Lodge (The Moody Blues) and Devon Allman to name a few. Tom has worked with producer Richard Digby Smith (Free, Reef and Led Zeppelin) on recording the trio's first record. Following the release Tom travelled to Austin Texas to play a string of shows over in the USA. With great success including radio play with The Paul Franks Show (BBC Radio WM) and Paul Jones Blues Show (BBC RADIO 2). After a busy summer touring the trio have finished their latest run of shows ending at London's Borderline Club playing with Billy Walton. He recently did a stripped back session Sofarsounds here is a video of one of the tracks https://youtu.be/_wfvKd4BlEs Paul Jones is a fan of Tom's and played a track from his EP 'Stranger Face' on his show on the 26th of September, and said I think Tom Walker definitely has something Plunger said of his last EP 'This nicely crafted set of songs promises much for the future, and having just seen the Trio live Plunger can confirm there's plenty more where these came from'. Blues in Britain said 'And it's probably the voice that's the trio's secret weapon: a fine black silk and sandpaper soul instrument that can do powerful baritone up to a smooth falsetto' Tom was voted Best Artist on the introducing stage at The Great British Rock and Blues Festival and is playing The Ealing Blues festival in July

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Martin Creed

on Thu, 27 Apr 2017 at London Kings Place 8:00pm

An evening of songs and talk with Martin Creed. Those familiar with the Turner Prize-winning artist will know that one of the many engaging aspects of his live performances, regardless of the venue and context, is the unpredictability of the proceedings. 'A burst of pure delight... a deceptively serious collection of hooks that snag the imagination long after it's gone.' David Quantick, Q Magazine 'The tunes are catchy, punk-folk-minimalist amalgams that parody pop music by increasing the simplicity and repetitiveness of much of it, and use and abuse language brilliantly.' Roberta Smith, The New York Times martincreed.com

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Caitlin Gilligan Ep Launch Show

on Thu, 27 Apr 2017 at Salford Sacred Trinity Church: 8:00pm

We are thrilled to be hosting Caitlin Gilligan, as she launches her brand new EP, 'The Painter & The Sky', with a show at Sacred Trinity Church on Thursday 27th April. Also on the bill are Liverpool-based duo, Limerance.

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Jeff Lang

on Thu, 27 Apr 2017 at Winchester The Hyde Tavern 8:00am

"In a world where music is diluted by money and plasticine, give thanks that Jeff Lang is out there... He paints pictures in sound. - Beat Magazine Australian-based musician Jeff Lang has earned worldwide acclaim as a virtuosic guitarist, a dynamic songwriter and a startlingly unique live performer. With a back catalogue of 16 studio albums, Jeff has been featured at major festivals, pubs, clubs, arts centres and venues internationally for the past decade. Blending rock, roots, folk, blues, ballads, instrumentals, improvisation and a devastatingly high level of musicality, Jeff Lang is a singularly unique performer in our world. He has won ARIA awards for his 2002 collaboration with Bob Brozman Rolling Through This World (Best Blues and Roots album), the album Djan Djan (Best World Music album 2011) and for his 2012 solo album Carried in Mind (Best Blues and Roots album). In addition, Lang's 1996 album Native Dog Creek was named Best Australian Blues Album in a Rhythms magazine readers' poll, as were his 2005 release You Have To Dig Deep To Bury Daddy and the 2006 album Dislocation Blues, a collaboration with the late Chris Whitley.[3]

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Emily Maguire

on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Best-known for her strong, thought-provoking lyrics and supremely expressive vocals, Emily Maguire's songs have been played regularly on Radio 2 and have won her fans across the globe. Originally from London, Emily spent four years living in a recycled shack on a farm out in the Australian bush where she made goats cheese to finance her music. Following the release of her critically acclaimed albums 'Stranger Place' and 'Keep Walking', Emily returned to the UK touring extensively with some of the world's great singer-songwriters including American legend Don McLean. Her third album 'Believer', a 'masterpiece' according to Maverick Magazine, won rave reviews in the music press with two songs playlisted on BBC Radio 2. As an advocate for mental health, Emily speaks frequently in the media about combating the stigma of mental illness and plays gigs in mental health hospitals, singing her songs for staff and patients. She has been featured several times on Radio 4 including Woman's Hour, Loose Ends and Midweek, where she was interviewed by Libby Purves talking about her book 'Start Over Again'. A classically-trained multi-instrumentalist, Emily is truly 'a talent to be reckoned with' (R2 Magazine). Her fourth album 'Bird Inside A Cage', released in 2013, was produced by Nigel Butler (k.d.lang, Will Young, Robbie Williams). Butler has also produced Emily's latest album 'A Bit Of Blue', which follows a dark time in her life and is a hauntingly beautiful testament to the human spirit. Emily is publishing a new book of poetry and prose, 'Notes From The North Pole' in November 2016. Her new album is due for release in February 2017. Exquisite UNCUT MAGAZINE A class act THE MIRROR Assuredintelligentenjoyablea true artist R2 MAGAZINE www.emilymaguire.com www.facebook.com/EmilyMaguireMusic @emilymaguirehq www.youtube.com/emilymaguireofficial

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Liverpool Acoustic Live, Featuring Hafdis Huld [iceland]

on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 at Liverpool The View Two Gallery 7:30pm

Liverpool Acoustic are delighted to welcome Icelandic music star Hafdis Huld. Born in Reykjavik and now living in Mosfellsdalur, Hafdis rose to fame following her 2007 debut alubm 'Dirty Paper Cup, and 2010's 'Synchronised Swimmer' which produced three Number One singles. Hafdis has co-written songs with Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys), Pascal Gabriel, Boo Hewerdine (Natalie Imbruglia, Eddi Reader) and Chris Corner (Sneaker Pimps) and worked with French Grammy award winning producer Calum MacColl and Alisdair Wright. She is currently working on her third studio album. Support TBC This is set to be a really special gig with one of Iceland's premier singer-songwriters in the intimacy of Mathew Street's View Two Gallery. One not to be missed! Friday 28th April 2017 Doors 7.30pm, music 8.00pm View Two Gallery, 23 Mathew Street £6.00 entry in advance (+60p booking fee) £7 entry on the door Pick up a brand new loyalty card and get one free ticket for every eight tickets bought.

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The Fobo Jug Band

on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

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

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By The Rivers

on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

By The Rivers have firmly placed themselves on the radar with the pop, soul and reggae fusion sound with an Afrobeat twist. Their debut album led to extensive touring, across the UK and Europe in support of a host of great names including The Wailers, Jamie Cullum, Michael Kiwanuka, The Specials, Madness and Fun Lovin' Criminals. They are known for their electrifying live shows and festival performances at Glastonbury, Bestival, Shambala and Boomtown also led to them being chosen as one of their 'Top 5 Future Rising Stars' by the BBC.

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Chris Jagger And The Kronies

on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

Chris Jagger proved very popular when last at ACE Space so don't delay getting your ticket for this gig.  Once again Chris will bring with him an exceptional group of established musicians who have played with some of the biggest names in music.  This band live are brilliant, with Chris as the charismatic front man and got many in the audience up and dancing The songs are a mix of rock, country, cajun, and romantic ballad but are, most of all, identifiably the authentic voice of an English story teller out of the top drawer. Not only does Chris Jagger write great tunes, but he is a very fine and wry lyricist. Regulars at the Marlborough Jazz Festival with an international reputation we are chuffed that they have agreed to return to ACE Space.

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Chris Jagger And The Kronies

on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

Chris Jagger proved very popular when last at ACE Space so don't delay getting your ticket for this gig.  Once again Chris will bring with him an exceptional group of established musicians who have played with some of the biggest names in music.  This band live are brilliant, with Chris as the charismatic front man and got many in the audience up and dancing The songs are a mix of rock, country, cajun, and romantic ballad but are, most of all, identifiably the authentic voice of an English story teller out of the top drawer. Not only does Chris Jagger write great tunes, but he is a very fine and wry lyricist. Regulars at the Marlborough Jazz Festival with an international reputation we are chuffed that they have agreed to return to ACE Space.

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Calico The Band + Ted Russell Kamp

on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CALICO the band is Kirsten Proffit and Manda Mosher. Kirsten & Manda came from individual singer/songwriter careers until Calico brought them together. As powerful as each is individually, an undeniable magic occurs when their writing and voices come together. It's at the heart of their debut album, Rancho California, which is replete with singularly strong songwriting chops, rich harmonies, and a pervasive Americana passion. Like the expansive spirit of Laurel Canyon that spawned so many famous bands and artists, now comes this new spirit, rooted in the vast valleys and canyons of L.A. "Just when it seemed that the term 'Americana' was being hopelessly diluted and unfocused, along comes CALICO the band to define the term for us with new vigor and focus. In the hands and spirit of these gifted ladies, all of whom have had thriving solo careers, Americana is reborn in the spirit of Laurel Canyon, the spirt of the great songwriters (Joni Mitchell, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Jackson Browne, etc.) who flourished there. It's there in lyrics which speak with urgency of modern times, with music of great passion and beauty, cloaked in warm acoustics and close harmonies. Rancho California picks up that torch and lights up these lyrical songs with great purity and love." - Paul Zollo, American Songwriter Magazine "Rancho California is to music as Technicolor was to film in the 50's and 60's." - Jefferson Läufer, Rock Bands of LA "The best of L.A.'s country past, present and future clearly emerges from Calico's debut, Rancho California." - Terry Roland, No Depression -------------------------------------------- TED RUSSELL CAMP writes, records and travels the world performing his own country/roots/Americana music from his seven critically-acclaimed albums. Ted also plays live, records sessions, and collaborates on songs with A-list songwriters and musicians in Nashville, Austin and around the world. Ted is well known for his ability to step into bands and rock all genres of music the decades he spent holding down the bottom end for bands as diverse as Shooter Jennings and Wilson Phillips made sure Ted had the chops for anything from major festivals to David Letterman appearances. The last few years have found Ted focusing on his own career. He tours continuously in the US and Europe, and has been releasing his solo albums to critical acclaim. His records have debuted at #1 on the Euroamericana Chart and made the US Americana Chart's Top 100 Records of the Year.

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Megson

on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 at Highworth United Reformed Church 7:15pm

Critically acclaimed duo Stu and Debbie Hanna will play songs from their latest album "Good Times Will Come Again" as well as items from their back catalogue. A great chance to see and hear one of the most influential acts on the folk music scene. Ticket price includes a glass of wine or juice.

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Martin Simpson

on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 at London Mycenae House 7:00pm

GFMA celebrate in style again this year with the amazing award winning singer and guitarist Martin Simpson. There is no-one who has more successfully combined the diverse elements of British, Afro-American and old-timey music than Simpson. Martin has been nominated an astounding 27 times in the fifteen years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards - more than any other performer - with 9 consecutive years as nominee for Musician of The Year, which he has won twice. The evening will begin with our own GFMA supper group Morrigan performing songs from their new album

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All The Wild Folk With Dallahan + The Medlars

on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of Folk and Roots at Jamboree with Dallahan and The Medlars... Edinburgh 4-piece Dallahan have a sweet, lyrical trad folk sound that's gaining acclaim across the folk board. Some of the most exciting trad musicians to emerge in recent years Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Like a world music festival in one group LiveIreland The Medlars are a seven piece contemporary folk band based in London. They formed in early 2016 and will be releasing their debut album in March 2017 with Pear o'Legs Records. Their music branches multiple styles, ranging from gritty and rhythmically driven, to orchestral, intertwining melody and harmony. The Medlars first formed around Jimmy Grayburn's solo act after meeting at university. Although Grayburn is still the songwriter he has now been truly enveloped into what has become a single collective of musicians creating a wholly unique and diverse sound. Grayburn's lyrics are political and socially conscious, tackling issues from environmentalism to homelessness and austerity cuts. Their debut album, recorded at the acclaimed Soup Studios and on their UK tour, is released in March. The band have captured audiences at events including Wilderness Festival and the infamous Woodburner music nights.

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Tradarrr At The Lab, Northampton

on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 at Northampton The Lab. 7:30pm

Pre-festival season gig, featuring the whole of the new album for the very first time! Very limited number of special price tickets available at this small venue, so book quickly!

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Purple Rain Presented By The Awful Truth

on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 at Manchester The Wonder Inn 7:30pm

Another classic album showcasing local talent. This time round Prince's seminal 1984 album "Purple Rain". One year since Prince's death. Come celebrate his life. Line up TBA: Artists will play a few of their own songs and a few songs in their own style from that wonderful album. 1 Let's Go Crazy 2 Take Me With U 3 The Beautiful Ones 4 Computer Blue 5 Darling Nikki 6 When Doves Cry 7 I Would Die 4 U 8 Baby I'm A Star 9 Purple Rain

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Daniel Bachman + Jake Xerxes Fussell

on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 at Bexhill-on-Sea The Albatross RAFA club 7:30pm

Music's Not Dead present DANIEL BACHMAN + JAKE XERXES FUSSELL DANIEL BACHMAN is a 6-string and lap guitar player from Fredericksburg, Virginia currently living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. From 2008 to present he's been releasing material of almost exclusively an instrumental nature while touring everywhere from Istanbul to Los Angeles. He has been playing what he describes as psychedelic appalachia since he was a teenager, releasing small run editions of tapes, CDs and LPs for the past three years, with a sound that evolved from drones and banjos to a now guitar centered focus. Touring off and on since the age of 17, Bachman has managed to cover thorough ground across the US, sharing stages with like-minded folk such as fellow Fredericksburg native Jack Rose, for whom he fashioned the artwork for the posthumous release of 'Luck In The Valley'. His newest effort is himself-titled LP on Three Lobed Recordings JAKE XERXES FUSSELL is a singer and guitarist from Durham, North Carolina. His self-titled debut record, produced by and featuring William Tyler, transmuted ten arcane folk and blues tunes into vibey cosmic laments and crooked rambles. Jake Xerxes (yes, that's his real middle name, after Georgia potter D.X. Gordy) grew up in Columbus, Georgia, son of Fred C. Fussell, a folklorist, curator, and photographer. Fred's fieldwork took him, often with young Jake in tow, across the Southeast documenting traditional vernacular culture, which included recording blues and old-time musicians with fellow folklorists and recordists George Mitchell and Art Rosenbaum (which led Jake to music, and to some of the songs herein) and collaborating with American Indian artists (which led Jake eventually to his graduate research on Choctaw fiddlers.) Fussell's new album, 'What in the Natural World' on Paradise of Bachelors takes the form of transmogrified folk/blues koans

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Dave Arcari

on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 at Sheffield Hallam University 8:00pm

A NIGHT OF PURE MAYHEM. THE ONE MAN BLUES SHOW THAT IS DAVE ARCARI WITH SUPPORT FROM THE BEARDED BROTHERS, CELLAR DOOR MOON CROW

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Dave Arcari

on Fri, 28 Apr 2017 at Sheffield Hallam University 8:00pm

A NIGHT OF PURE MAYHEM. THE ONE MAN BLUES SHOW THAT IS DAVE ARCARI WITH SUPPORT FROM THE BEARDED BROTHERS, CELLAR DOOR MOON CROW

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Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

NEW ALBUM: Tomorrow Will Follow Today Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman are proud to announce their album Tomorrow Will Follow Today, their boldest musical statement to date. After being voted Best Duo in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2013, and also nominated for Best Original Song (The Ballad of Andy Jacobs), in 'Tomorrow Will Follow Today' they add two rarely covered traditional songs to eight confidently written compositions to create a superb new album. This husband and wife duo had been absent from the music scene for almost a decade before their highly-acclaimed Hidden People CD (2012) was released; Sean busy touring the world with brother Seth's band whilst Kathryn remained in Devon bringing up the couple's twin daughters. The Roberts-Lakeman name has become synonymous with quality during their musical careers which started when they were signed to a major label as teenagers. Now after nearly two decades in music, Kathryn's sublime vocals merge seamlessly with Sean's deft and inventive live guitar work on stage and his award-winning sonic skills in the studio. In addition to his chart-topping hit records for brother Seth Lakeman, Sean has this year alone produced albums or tracks with The Levellers, Billy Bragg, Frank Turner, Imelda May and Bellowhead as well as a string of other folk/acoustic acts. The new album kicks off in classic Roberts-Lakeman style with Child Owlet, a traditional ballad from the revered Child Ballad collection. Sean's chunky, percussive guitar drives Kathryn's voice along in this dark tale of incest, betrayal and murder. Then a change of pace and subject with 52 Hertz which charts the true story of a lonely whale that roamed the oceans calling out in the wrong key of 52 Hertz, which other whales did not appear to recognise. Simple guitar and piano compliment Kathryn's sensitive vocals. Equally thoughtful and enchanting is Kathryn's A Song To Live By, some heartfelt advice to her young twin daughters, recorded on her own trusty upright piano in a corner of their Dartmoor home. Title track Tomorrow Will Follow Today sees the duo tackling a song driven by a tolling drumbeat and tuned-down guitar. It questions our political masters and whether the holders of power rely on the turning of the days, months and years to soften the blows of their ambition. Renowned for finding inspiration in unusual places, another offering is Rusalka, the tale of a mermaid living in a Russian river. Ethereal and baroque-like guitar underpins Kathryn's mesmerising tale of this siren-like water nymph. A Kathryn and Sean album would perhaps not be complete without a tale rich in sexual innuendo and on this CD it is the trad-inspired The Banishing Book, (their re-working of The Maid's Conjuring Book from Thomas D'Urfey's ' Songs of Wit and Mirth.') The couple return to their folk roots with The Robber Bridegroom, a sinister tale in which a bride-to-be escapes from her wicked fiance who planned to kill her for her dowry. A poetic and lyrical love song, Soft The Morning Sun, plays out this gentle gem of a record. An absolute masterclass in how to do it right. Festivalsforall.com 'TOMORROW WILL FOLLOW TODAY' REVIEWS 'From a brilliant arrangement of trad ballad 'Child Owlett to the angry title track, Tomorrow Will Follow Today is invested with inventive arrangements and an urgency that is a big part of this record. MOJO 'As a guitarist, producer and co-songwriter, Sean Lakeman is one of the unsung heroes of modern British folk' MOJO 'A potent mix of trad ballads and their own compositions, from the brooding protest of the title track (like Dylan's Masters Of War) to Roberts' lovely piano ballad A Song To Live By with a charm reminiscent of the McGarrigles' UNCUT Roberts voice is a delight to listen to, Lakeman's production and playing is as good as it gets, what's not to like? FolkAll.co.uk A stunning record from start to finish. Achingly beautiful, inspiring and dramatic, and most significantly leaves you feeling like a changed person after only one listen. Culturefly.co.uk www.facebook.com/kathrynrobertsandseanlakeman www.youtube.com/user/KathrynSean www.kathrynrobertsandseanlakeman.com

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Henry Priestman & Loved Up Les

on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 at Coatbridge Berits & Brown 7:30pm

An intimate and up close show from the songwriter behind the chart topping band The Christians. Henry will be joined by his partner in musical crimes, Loved Up Les Glover for some audience banter and musical mayhem. In 2009, Henry Priestman (who wrote all those hits for The Christians in the 80's, and Yachts' songs in the 70's) reinvented himself as a singer-songwriter, and released his debut solo CD The Chronicles of Modern Life to critical acclaim, and singles from the album (including Grey's The New Blonde) made it onto the Radio 2 playlist. Proper Records released The Last Mad Surge of Youth, in 2014 and it garnered Henry the best reviews he's had in 36 years of releasing records, and in 2015 a live 21 track DVD was released, Settle Down, covering songs from his 38 years in the music biz. UnCut: 8/10 compares favourably to Ray Davies. These are heart-warming self-assured songs from a man confidently declaring that he's not done yet R2: **** Clever crafted songwritingfull of proper tunes & grown-up wordsa clever, wily, literate writer Q: ***It's all bound by Priestman's songwriterly craft: some things age cannot whither New Zealand, Sunday Star Times ****1/2 (CD of the Week) : unique clarity, and honesty Classic Pop: **** A lovingly crafted albumhis fourth act might be his best New Zealand, The Dominion Post ****: Priestman occupies the territory somewhere between Ray Davies' sardonic take on life and Nick Lowe's sly humour ** Please note we operate a strict no talking policy when acts are performing. Please show the artists and your fellow gig goers the proper respect ** Food will be available before the gig. To book a table or for more info call 01698 733311

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Ewan Mclennan

on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:00pm

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

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Ewan Mclennan

on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:00pm

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

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Worry Dolls

on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

MrWishyWashy presents Launderette Sessions http://www.oldcinemalaunderette.uk/retro-gig-venue https://www.facebook.com/LaunderetteSessions/ https://mobile.twitter.com/LaunderetteSess https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g190832-d6612072-Reviews-Old_Cinema_Launderette-Durham_County_Durham_England.html https://www.instagram.com/launderette_sessions/ Old Cinema Launderette is a mix of standing and seating. If you wish to be seated it is best to arrive early. Doors open at 7pm. If you have any special needs please advise us by email to mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com and we will do our very best to accommodate these. The launderette is wheelchair friendly as is our beautiful toilet. All timings are approximate but generally:- Support 19.50 Headline 20.30 Old Cinema Launderette is a licenced venue and also serves OCC Coffee and Yorkshire Tea. We have a selection of fruit Teas and posh soft drinks. About Worry Dolls https://youtu.be/2uTC-zvNTEQ Worry Dolls met at Paul McCartney's school of music in Liverpool. Bonding initially due to having the same fiery red locks, what sets them apart is their tongue-in-cheek, honest lyrics and their refusal to sing cliché love songs. Described by Bob Harris as a warm and infectious sound, Worry Dolls' music is packed full of sublime harmonies, atop a plethora of varied instruments. Many will have seen them performing at Glastonbury Festival, supporting Joan Armatrading on tour, or heard their music played on Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music. With two EPs already under their belt, Worry Dolls recently returned from Nashville, where they recorded their debut album with producer Neilson Hubbard (Matthew Perryman Jones), to be released in early 2017. Since their first EP, Worry Dolls' sound has grown as their influences shifted towards the rootsier sounds of Nashville & the Appalachian mountains still with a strong UK stamp. In their time together as a duo, they've forged something substantially stronger than a hair colour match. A beautiful and captivating result.

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Keston Cobblers Club, Special Matinee Show

on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 3:00pm

Lots of people were turned away for the sell out 2016 show and some of the people who did make it complained it was all standing so this time the band have added this mainly seated matinee show. Children of all ages welcome too so everyone happy!

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Keston Cobblers Club,

on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Harry Bird And The Rubber Wellies @ Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 7:30pm

Travelling folksters Harry Bird and the Rubber Wellies present their intimate cabaret of joyful, sing-a-long choruses and general participatory fun. Pirates, lizards, cracks in the wall and Basque cyclists all inhabit the songscape. And a beard snood. They are currently touring with their latest album Bricks and Feathers. Skippered by guitarist Harry Bird (Cambridge/Edinburgh/Bilbao) and the multi-tasking Christophe Capewell (Sheffield/Dublin), they have spent the last eight years on the road, playing bars, cafes, circus galas, festivals, folk clubs and front rooms alike, cheering audiences all over from Galway in Ireland to Gisborne in New Zealand. After the success of Long Way to Be Free (2009) and The Bones on Black (2012), their third studio album, Bricks and Feathers, was released in May 2015 with the help of the usual crew of far flung welly misfits. "One of my favourite bands of recent years" - Mike Harding, former BBC Radio 2 presenter An album that consistently surprises and delights...it is folk music as artefact, not industry...simply magnificant - Sean McGhee, editor R2 Tickets £10.00 in advance £12.00 on the door Parking & Bar Available Contact: Mark/Elaine 01993831427 or 07870563299 wychwoodfolkclub@zoho.com

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Amadou Diage And Group Yaker

on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 at Worcester Arts Workshop 8:00pm

A colourful, energetic and original musical mix bringing together the traditional and new, Western and West African from a charismatic Senegalese singer-guitarist and some of the UK's top world-musicians. Amadou Diagne is a musician who has the traditions of West Africa at his fingertips. This Senegalese multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter, and his UK based band Group Yakar, plays a unique mix of Afrobeat, blues, jazz funk, Mbalax dance music and traditional praise song. From Dakar, Amadou comes from a long Griot family line of percussionists and praise singers, and his intricate guitar style draws heavily on his skills as a percussionist. Here he weaves Senegalese melodies and rhythms with vocals - he sings in Wolof, French and English - that though soft and warm deliver great power, rousing the audience into a dancing frenzy. 'Sensational! Exceptional music making that matches such as Baaba Maal and Salif Keita at their best honey-smoked vocals plaintive, acoustic and brimming with an unhurried assurance.' fRoots Magazine

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Amadou Diage And Group Yaker

on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 at Worcester Arts Workshop 8:00pm

A colourful, energetic and original musical mix bringing together the traditional and new, Western and West African from a charismatic Senegalese singer-guitarist and some of the UK's top world-musicians. Amadou Diagne is a musician who has the traditions of West Africa at his fingertips. This Senegalese multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter, and his UK based band Group Yakar, plays a unique mix of Afrobeat, blues, jazz funk, Mbalax dance music and traditional praise song. From Dakar, Amadou comes from a long Griot family line of percussionists and praise singers, and his intricate guitar style draws heavily on his skills as a percussionist. Here he weaves Senegalese melodies and rhythms with vocals - he sings in Wolof, French and English - that though soft and warm deliver great power, rousing the audience into a dancing frenzy. 'Sensational! Exceptional music making that matches such as Baaba Maal and Salif Keita at their best honey-smoked vocals plaintive, acoustic and brimming with an unhurried assurance.' fRoots Magazine

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Esg Presents Luke Jackson

on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 at Starcross St Paul's Church 7:30pm

EXETER SECRET GIGS IS VERY PROUD TO PRESENT LUKE JACKSON with special guest Rebecca Loebe A meeting in Kansas, USA led to a transatlantic partnership of two exceptional charismatic young songwriters. LUKE JACKSON is a rising young Roots singer/songwriter from Canterbury, Kent , and 2013 saw him nominated for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award and in 2014 he was named Fatea's Male Artist of the Year With a bold, show stopping voice and honed guitar skills, Luke is a confident and captivating performer demonstrating an astonishing maturity. He has been making waves on the live acoustic scene supporting such luminaries as Show of Hands, Karine Polwart, Oysterband and Martyn Joseph and he has delivered startling performances on the UK festival scene, from Cambridge to Sidmouth and The Great British Folk Festival. In the last year Luke as been playing Festivals across Europe, along with playing solo shows in The Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and Germany. Luke released his brand new studio album, Tall Tales and Rumours in November 2016 and according to Acoustic Magazine, Every so often a new voice emerges, one so stunning that it knocks you sideways. Jackson has been compared to a young Richard Thompson and for once these are not empty words- emphasising the exceptional maturity and versatility of one of the most exciting young singer songwriters and live performers on the scene! www.lukepauljackson.com Luke has a voice you could get lost in. He has a musical maturity and a songwriting ability that belies his years. His roots may be firmly within folk music but his exuberant stage performance suggests emerging rock star! London Life Luke has already acquired both an unmistakable voice and a strikingly individual vision, so has a tremendous head start on the competition fRoots Reminds me of Jeff Buckley, which can only be a good thing Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Two words, bloody brilliant Maverick 5 star review REBECCA LOEBE is a young singer-songwriter who grew up in Atlanta and has done time in DC, Boston and New York, now making her home in Austin, TX. She is known for her distinct voice, well-crafted songs and ability to bring an audience to her journeys, introducing them to the characters she meets and observations she makes as she travels. Rebecca has toured non-stop since 2009, averaging 150-200 shows per year as a headliner and as support for The Civil Wars, Ellis Paul, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Matt the Electrician and others In 2011 she was a featured contestant on the first season of NBC's The Voice, winning a spot on Team Adam and an iTunes Top 10 single worldwide with her captivating re-imagination of Nirvana's Come As You Are. Earlier this year she was ranked #9 on Alternate Root magazine's annual listing of the 30 Best Female Singers in America. www.rebeccaloebe.com Quite simply this is a wall-to-wall folk/pop delight Maverick An absolutely stunning voice Atlanta Journal Constitution Alt Folk at its best Entertainment Realm AT THIS VENUE, THERE WILL BE A LICENSED BAR AND FREE (but limited) PARKING next to the church. Additional parking is availble in the surrounding streets. Tickets on the door will cost £12.

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Mario Batkovic

on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 at London Vortex 8:00pm

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Sophie Ramsay And Sarah Smout

on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 at Aberfeldy The Big Shed 7:30pm

Sophie and Sarah met at a Rachel Ries concert at the Green Note in Camden, where Sarah was playing. They got talking about species reintroduction (beavers), ecology and probably climate change, and almost immediately began dreaming up future musical journeys. perfect for the Big Shed!! Here's a little bit more about each of them: Sarah Smout Sarah Smout is a cellist, singer and songwriter from Yorkshire. She has toured the country and world playing with acts like Michael Chapman, Rachel Ries, Gren Bartley and King Creosote. But as a singer and poet in her own right, it was only a matter of time before she began a solo career. 2016 has seen the release of her E.P. 'Decision to Leave' songs with cello which are original, beautifully crafted and hugely touching, exploring themes like home, land, love and climate change. (http://www.sarahsmout.com/) Stirring cellothat was to be the hallmark of the whole album The Living Tradition Magnificent Creatures (Gren Bartley) Startlingly good arrangements FRUK Live Review Wickham Festival Sophie Ramsay Perthshire born and bred Sophie Ramsay combines old and new folk, singing Scots folk songs alongside originals with freshly poetic lyrics and European folk influences: her 2013 album 'The Glassy Mountain' was described as 'undeniably beautiful' fRoots, 'Joanna Newsom meets Belle and Sebastian' (R2) and as 'timeless, outstanding for those who really hear a song' (Folk Music Worth Listening To). She is now celebrating the release of her new album of old Scots and Gaelic Songs 'The Seas Between Us': 'Atmospheric, elegant and beguiling, hers is an exciting new voice to carry Burns onwards. (Songlines).

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Daniel Bachman & Jake Xerxes Fussell

on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 at Totnes Unit 23 7:30pm

Sea Change are proud to present a very special show with two extraordinary players; Daniel Bachman & Jake Xerxes Fussell. DANIEL BACHMAN is a 6-string and lap guitar player from Fredericksburg, Virginia currently living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. From 2008 to present he's been releasing material of almost exclusively an instrumental nature while touring everywhere from Istanbul to Los Angeles. He has been playing what he describes as psychedelic appalachia since he was a teenager, releasing small run editions of tapes, CDs and LPs for the past three years, with a sound that evolved from drones and banjos to a now guitar centered focus. Touring off and on since the age of 17, Bachman has managed to cover thorough ground across the US, sharing stages with like-minded folk such as fellow Fredericksburg native Jack Rose, for whom he fashioned the artwork for the posthumous release of 'Luck In The Valley'. His newest effort is himself-titled LP on Three Lobed Recordings, his eighth solo album to date. It's his most thoughtful release to date, filled with mindful reflection and confident patience. Even during his snappiest songs, Bachman takes time to consider where he is and where he's going. When his pace starts to rush, he pulls back, ringing out a long chord or even stopping completely to avoid just going with the flow. Bachman takes the listener on an aural journey through the back roads of the foothills of the blue-ridge to calm coastal waters. JAKE XERXES FUSSELL is a singer and guitarist from Durham, North Carolina. His self-titled debut record, produced by and featuring William Tyler, transmuted ten arcane folk and blues tunes into vibey cosmic laments and crooked rambles. Jake Xerxes (yes, that's his real middle name, after Georgia potter D.X. Gordy) grew up in Columbus, Georgia, son of Fred C. Fussell, a folklorist, curator, and photographer. Fred's fieldwork took him, often with young Jake in tow, across the Southeast documenting traditional vernacular culture, which included recording blues and old-time musicians with fellow folklorists and recordists George Mitchell and Art Rosenbaum (which led Jake to music, and to some of the songs herein) and collaborating with American Indian artists (which led Jake eventually to his graduate research on Choctaw fiddlers.) Fussell's new album, 'What in the Natural World' on Paradise of Bachelors takes the form of transmogrified folk/blues koans. This time these radiant ancient tunes tone several shades darker while amplifying their absurdist humour, illuminating our national, and psychic, predicaments.

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Tradfest: European & Scottish Ceilidh With Philippe Plard - Early Bird

on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 at Edinburgh St Peter's Hall 7:30pm

EdinBal invites you to another great night of folk dancing! Back by popular demand, after an amazing bal two years ago, we are incredibly excited to host Philippe Plard again! Highly acclaimed melodeon player from France, his energy and virtuosity are legendary; be prepared to be blown-away! You will also dance on the local and highly talented Scottish and European ceilidh band led by Andrew Mill & Four-Fingered Fre. Bal folk is like a French/Western European version of a ceilidh, and is open to everybody, no partner nor experience necessary. Informal and fun atmosphere guaranteed! You can simply come to listen to the wonderful music, or move your body on the dance floor there are basic steps for each of the dances, but these can be learnt very quickly during the bal, or during the quick dance course we'll provide at the start to boost your confidence. A will to have a fun folky evening is everything which is required! Tickets at the door will be £11/£9(conc.) Concessions: students / unwaged / over 60 / under 18 Free entrance for children under 12

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Tradfest: European & Scottish Ceilidh With Philippe Plard - Early Bird

on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 at Edinburgh St Peter's Hall 7:30pm

EdinBal invites you to another great night of folk dancing! Back by popular demand, after an amazing bal two years ago, we are incredibly excited to host Philippe Plard again! Highly acclaimed melodeon player from France, his energy and virtuosity are legendary; be prepared to be blown-away! You will also dance on the local and highly talented Scottish and European ceilidh band led by Andrew Mill & Four-Fingered Fre. Bal folk is like a French/Western European version of a ceilidh, and is open to everybody, no partner nor experience necessary. Informal and fun atmosphere guaranteed! You can simply come to listen to the wonderful music, or move your body on the dance floor there are basic steps for each of the dances, but these can be learnt very quickly during the bal, or during the quick dance course we'll provide at the start to boost your confidence. A will to have a fun folky evening is everything which is required! Tickets at the door will be £11/£9(conc.) Concessions: students / unwaged / over 60 / under 18 Free entrance for children under 12

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Paul Mcclure & The Local Heroes

on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 at Tingewick Village Hall 7:30pm

Paul McClure is a singer songwriter from Rutland, England. Known for his intimate, story telling concerts Paul's characters and story lines - in particular the loves, laughs and losses that have come his way - though lyrically often brutally honest, nearly always allow the humorous side of any situation come forward. Since giving up his teaching job to follow his dreams and go full time in January 2014, McClure has clocked up the miles finding places to play from Southampton to Manchester, Southend to Bristol with shows at folk clubs around the country including acclaimed performances at Wychwood and Cambridge folk clubs and Roots Music Club, Doncaster, sharing the stage with such touring folk and Americana musicians as Emily Barker, Otis Gibbs (USA) Red Sky July, Sons Of Bill (USA) Red Moon Road (Canada) Edwina Hayes and The Young 'Uns. "McClure's style of music may not be commercially fashionable these days, but, open, honest, warmly melodic and beautifully honed, it's never going to be without a loyal following." Mike Davies, Folk Radio UK "One of the bedrocks of the UK Alternative Country, Folk and Americana scene." (3 Chords And The Truth) Paul McClure has a voice made to hand out solace, advice and words to cushion the fall with a deep understanding translated easily by his ability to sing from the soul. (Alternate Root, USA) Recently featured on Mark Radcliffe's Radio 2 show and with an album of new songs released on UK Americana label Clubhouse Records, things are looking up for the Rutland Troubadour... McClure accompanied the release of his new album 'Smiling From The Floor Up' with an extensive tour of not only some of the UK's best known folk/Americana venues but also a large number of house concerts hosted by fans in an attempt to both connect with his audience in a close and intimate setting and also to bring the sound of live music back into the home.

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Helter Skelter With Oysland

on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A night of Klezmer, Yiddish Traditional and World Sounds at Jamboree with Oysland, a "floorfiling, tuchas-shaking blend of Yiddish tradition and worldwide modern influences and a formidable live force". (Jamie Renton, Shout Collective). They shall play two sets abounding in the magic stuff.

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Chris Corcoran Trio

on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... The all instrumental Chris Corcoran Trio has been hailed by Blues in Britain as an antidote to the plethora of Blues Rock acts currently dominating the UK Blues Scene, and Guitarist Magazine called his latest CD 'one of the most exciting, raw and inventive jazz-blues records you'll hear all year'.

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New Roots Presents Sailing Stones

on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

The Slaughtered Lamb, Farringdon EC1V 0DX Doors open 7.30 pm Nearest tube Farringdon, 7 mins walk. Dublin-born singer songwriter Jenny Lindfors returns with a new moniker and new music. Sailing Stones emerges from a period of self-discovery, self-production, and a new musical approach. Lindfors voice is seraphic, and she possesses extraordinary, poetic songwriting ability. The nostalgia of her chosen sounds, with a spectrum ranging from Laurel Canyon to the analogue ambiences of Bladerunner and Vangelis, enhance the empathetic quality of this inspired, wise music. Her career to date has seen her tour with the million-selling Rumer, and share the stage with Angus & Julia Stone- for this show she will be accompanied by Dan Moore on keys (Rodriguez/ Mark Ford/ Phantom Limb) and Daisy Palmer on drums (Rae Morris/ Goldfrapp/ Vaults). 'captivating, in a similar vein to Lucy Rose or to early Laura Marling, set apart by the spacious melancholy that's all its own'. The Line of Best Fit www. thisisailingstones.com LISTEN TO SAILING STONES: https://soundcloud.com/thisissailingstones Genevieve Dawson is a singer songwriter originally from Edinburgh, now based in South-East London. She currently studies composition at the renowned Goldsmiths, College, putting her in the esteemed company of James Blake, Rosie Lowe and a long line of established alumni. She brings together a frank lyrical style with a warmth and soulfulness that inhabits the same alt-folk terrain as Ani DiFranco.. WATCH GENEVIEVE DAWSON: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgFVin-cD3o 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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Martin Harley

on Sat, 29 Apr 2017 at Chinley Community Centre 7:30pm

An 'awesome' (Radio 2) solo acoustic performance by a supremely talented Roots and Blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. Harley is a devotee to the music that came out of the Mississippi Delta and this show is a handsome showcase for his talents as an acoustic and slide guitarist. His relaxed, Ry Cooder-esque groves - on intricate originals and clever Lead Belly and Tom Waites covers- are spellbinding. Bar with local real ale, wine and tea and coffee. Disabled access Show starts at 8pm

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Fleetwood Cave At Cecil Sharp House

on Sun, 30 Apr 2017 at London Cecil Sharp House 7:30pm

Bringing their Spring Tour to a close, singer/songwriter duo Fleetwood Cave make their first appearance at Cecil Sharp House. In the intimate surroundings of Trefusis Hall, join them to celebrate the launch of their album 'People Like Us'. With some very special guests to be announced. www.fleetwoodcave.com

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Tlr Double: Worry Dolls & Goat Roper Rodeo Band

on Sun, 30 Apr 2017 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Worry Dolls Worry Dolls met at Paul McCartney's school of music in Liverpool. Bonding initially due to having the same fiery red locks, what sets them apart is their tongue-in-cheek, honest lyrics and their refusal to sing 'cliché love songs'. Described by Bob Harris as 'a warm and infectious sound', Worry Dolls' music is packed full of sublime harmonies, atop a plethora of varied instruments. Many will have seen them performing at Glastonbury Festival, supporting Joan Armatrading on tour, or heard their music played on Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music. With two EPs already under their belt, Worry Dolls recently returned from Nashville, where they recorded their debut album with producer Neilson Hubbard (Matthew Perryman Jones), to be released in early 2017. Since their first EP, Worry Dolls' sound has grown as their influences shifted towards the rootsier sounds of Nashville & the Appalachian mountains still with a strong UK stamp. In their time together as a duo, they've forged something substantially stronger than a hair colour match. A beautiful and captivating result. '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 Goat Roper Rodeo Band Roll up Roll up it's showtime ! You thought you knew country music, well, think again! With just an upright bass, two old guitars and a bucketful of aching harmony, The Goat Roper Rodeo Band are preaching 'Country Blues' like you never heard it's up, it's down, it's soft and loud, it's dark and lonesome too, there's hurt and shame and some mean old pain but there's love in what they do! There's a hint of Gram, a sniff of Dylan and a twist of Waylon's blues Simply put, it's exactly what it says on the tinthey look great, sound great and they've got a bunch of absolutely brilliant songs! and that's the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truthAmen. '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 someone so young be so sad.and so perfect!' - Ian Dunlop Gram Parsons / Flying Burrito Bros

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May Day Singers' Night

on Sun, 30 Apr 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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Lynne Hanson & The Good Intentions

on Sun, 30 Apr 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- LYNNE HANSON and The Good Intentions (CANADA) are known for their hard-living style of music, mixing gritty ballads with driving roots-tinged guitar. Lynne Hanson's deep bluesy croon is pure and full of fortitude, and she's drawn comparisons to Lucinda Williams, with a touch of Gillian Welch thrown in. In her brand new release Uneven Ground (April 2017), produced by Winnipeg's Scott Nolan, she explores the realm of giving sound advice through songwriting and fighting back against the devil within us. With a liberal amount of Texas grit and a polished Nashville sensibility, it would be easy to assume the Canadian songwriter came from the southern USA.The songs are brimming over with imagery and cleverly penned lyrics and fall into the next generation of roots and blues music while still respecting traditions. Lynne Hanson has toured the US, Europe and the UK, either solo or with her band The Good Intentions. She's showcased in Austin, TX and Memphis, TN, toured in support of Grammy nominated artist Gretchen Peters and Steve Forbert, and opened for Grammy-award winning guitar legend Albert Lee. She received a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination in 2009 and won the prestigious Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award in 2010. "Somewhere in the heartlands, in a town called 'Americana USA,' nestles a particular variety of singer-songwriter. Someone who views a melodic sensibility through the bottom of a whiskey glass. Canadian songstress Lynne Hanson could run for mayor of that town." - Trevor Raggatt - R2 Magazine - 5 stars "She's made the only roots rock record of 2014 to hold a candle to Rosanne Cash's "The River and the Thread." - Michael Barclay - The Cambridge Times

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Esg Presents David 9 Lunas

on Sun, 30 Apr 2017 at Exeter Secret Venue 7:00pm

ESG first came across David 9 Lunas a couple of years ago and was really impressed with his songwriting, powerful singing and exciting guitar playing. He doesn't often get down this far South so don't miss this opportunity to see one of the most compelling performers on the circuit. Check these videos out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjHhsCZgCkE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQepxx0NW18 David 9 Lunas is both an accomplished singer/songwriter and guitarist. A hard core professional soloist, David's material stretches from a raw bluesy feel through to the more elegant influence of the likes of Nick Drake and Roy Harper. His voice is hauntingly compelling and accompanied by his sophisticated guitar playing, simply demands attention! Living in the UK from four years old, David a Trinidadian, has been mesmerizing audiences up and down the country for a while now; Having sat on and broken his violin at 5 and loosing the clarinet on a 29 busroute at age 8 the guitar was the instrument of choice at 10, that never left his side apart from when as punishment for not studying his father broke the guitar in the garden with an axe! This did not stop David; he acquired another guitar and continued. His maternal Aunt Daisy Voisin toured and recorded in the early 60's throughout Trinidad & Tobago in a Perang orchestra (http://youtu.be/0QrfieDZgA4) and (playing guitar) became known as The Mother of Parang She was explosive,vivacious and tempestuous. She enjoyed every moment on stage.(Clearly David inherited this). His Father constantly sang and mimicked Harry Belafonte and Nat King Cole around the house and thus his Aunt Daisy and Father Angelo has had a great influence on David musically. Armed with a mix of poets and songsmiths from Arthur Rimbaud and George Orwell to Elliott Smith and Jeff Buckley David developed into something distinctively original and singularly identifiable. Specialising in slide and fingerpicking David's style is forcefully rhythmical with powerful vocal that ranges from lush to gravelly. In 1990, David charted at No1 in Ireland with band No Sweat, as their lead guitar player/song writer. Managed by Def. Leppard's Joe Elliott. David recorded and toured extensively in the US and the UK on the back of No Sweat's debut album recorded by Super Producer Keith Olsen (White Snake, Tom Petty and Fleetwood Mac). No Sweat folded so David was invited to join B.L.O.W a London trip-rock band made from the ashes of the Scarborough boy rock band Little Angels after they had heard him sing two year previously! B.L.O.W sold well with their album Pigs with David as front man in the summer of 1995 that culminating in an MTV interview and acoustic performance that was reviewed favorably by London's major music magazine, Kerrang amongst others. B.L.O.W parted when the drummer left to join the newly formed Skunk Anansie David's solo acoustic career began and he accommodated a more punk-folk vision as the solo artist : David 9 Lunas. Now out of contract with Warner's and Sony, David 9 Lunas has been honing his craft, playing for 6 hours a day, writing and gathering material and performing extensively throughout the UK and Europe. In June 2014 David 9 Lunas first solo album, Rain Water and Wine (produced by Anssi Jalonen) became available through Band camp, iTunes and Amazon, facebook and you can purchase a CD at all live performances. David 9 Lunas first EP, Mushroom Tea was released on 1st April 2015 The Limited Edition 7″ Vinyl of Rain Water & Wine is now available to purchase Web Page: http://david9lunas.co.uk Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/lunas_david

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Dan Walsh

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

Describing what Dan does is no easy task but at the heart of it is British, Irish and American folk music delivered with a healthy dose of funky grooves - all performed with his unique and dazzling take on clawhammer style banjo. Add to all that poignant songs, astonishing musical departures and lively humour and the result is a truly memorable live show which has wowed audiences across the world from intimate seated rooms to huge dancing crowds in festival fields. 'The real deal, a demon picker' - UNCUT 'Eclectically inspired and consistently brilliant' - FROOTS 'Absolutely terrific' - MARK RADCLIFFE, BBC RADIO 2

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Ian O'regan Music Cruise (aboard Kenavon Venture)

on Sun, 30 Apr 2017 at Devizes Kenavon Venture - The Wharf 6:45pm

Boat leaves Devizes Wharf at 7pm sharp. Fish & Chips are served onboard shortly into the journey. Ian made a name for himself fronting up his own blues band, but of late has pursued a solo career. A mean vocalist and guitarist, Ian's interpretations of Blues classics, coupled with his ability to tackle material from other genres, has made him into an all-round consummate performer who is both highly respected and highly sought after.

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Will Pound & Eddy Jay - Leicester Guildhall

on Sun, 30 Apr 2017 at Leicester The Guildhall 8:00pm

A gig as part of the May Day celebrations festival at Leicester Guildhall. 'Stunning: two quite brilliant musicians demonstrate dynamic instrumental work. The Will Pound original, The Reckoning, is exceptional. ****' Paul Collins, Maverick Magazine

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Dan Walsh

on Mon, 1 May 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 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nominated for best musician at this year's BBC Folk Awards and touted as one of the finest banjo players in the UK as well as being a superb singer, songwriter and guitarist, Dan Walsh is described as 'the real deal' (UNCUT). He now has three critically acclaimed solo albums with new album Incidents and Accidents lauded as 'absolutely terrific' by Mark Radcliffe on BBC Radio 2. As well as many tours of the UK, he also has recent successful trips to USA, Canada, Germany, India, Norway and New Zealand to his credit. Having made his name with duo Walsh and Pound and now a member of the award winning Urban Folk Quartet, as well as guest appearances with Joss Stone, the Levellers and Seth Lakeman this unique and eclectic musician has stunned audiences across the world. His eclectic and innovative approach has led to many exciting collaborations alongside his solo work and the UFQ including tours with Northeast concertina legend Alistair Anderson and recent work with sensational Indian sarangi player Suhail Yusuf Khan as well as Canadian country singer Meaghan Blanchard.

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Dan Burnett

on Mon, 1 May 2017 at Etton The Processed Pea 7:30pm

Dan Burnett is a powerful force in the world of blues and soul music. It's in his blood. Over the last few years, Dan has written and recorded music for TV & Film (including the Nicolas Cage movie 'Stolen', and the US TV series 'Supernatural'), and has gigged extensively in the UK, Europe and USA. He's shared stages with some incredible artists.

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Thor & Friends

on Mon, 1 May 2017 at Leeds Brudenell Social Club 7:30pm

Polymath percussionist Thor Harris inaugurated Thor & Friends in the autumn of 2015 after five years of touring as the percussionist of iconic avant-rock ensemble Swans. The project is intended as a vehicle for experimentation with the conceptual vocabulary of American Minimalism collaborating with a rotating cast of Austin-based musicians. A crafter of musical instruments and stylistic polyglot Harris is returning home with Thor & Friends and the resultant music is an elongated greeting and ode to his community, woodworking shop and the instruments his hands shape and bring to life. The ensemble has three core members, Thor, Peggy Ghorbani and Sarah Goat Gautier with its line-up expanding and contracting with the flux of compositional and improvisational contexts. The range of tonal color depends on what instrumentalists are present or absent from the process at any given time. They can perform purely acoustic or shaded with hues of electronic instrumentation, as a stripped-down trio or a large ensemble. Thor & Friends draws on classic Minimalist composers, including Terry Riley and Steve Reich, but also amalgamate such diverse influences as Brian Eno, Aphex Twin, Moondog and The Necks around a polyrhythmic core of mallet-struck instruments, primarily marimba, xylophone and vibraphone. Circling these core motifs are shifting streams of everything from processed pedal steel and analog synthesizer to violin, viola, stand-up bass, clarinet, duduk and oboe. The group also builds upon similarities and contrasts with Harris' past projects and continuing collaborations; these include Swans, Ben Frost, Bill Callahan, Hospital Ships, Shearwater and John Congelton. They embody utopian optimism by rooting their art and operation in both improvisation and the involvement of neighbors and friends in their process, making use of what and who is around at any given moment to make music with.

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Daniel Bachman + Jake Xerxes Fussell

on Mon, 1 May 2017 at London Cafe Oto 8:00pm

Upset The Rhythm presents DANIEL BACHMAN JAKE XERXES FUSSELL Monday 1 May Cafe OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL 8pm | £7 | DANIEL BACHMAN is a 6-string and lap guitar player from Fredericksburg, Virginia currently living in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. From 2008 to present he's been releasing material of almost exclusively an instrumental nature while touring everywhere from Istanbul to Los Angeles. He has been playing what he describes as psychedelic appalachia since he was a teenager, releasing small run editions of tapes, CDs and LPs for the past three years, with a sound that evolved from drones and banjos to a now guitar centered focus. Touring off and on since the age of 17, Bachman has managed to cover thorough ground across the US, sharing stages with like-minded folk such as fellow Fredericksburg native Jack Rose, for whom he fashioned the artwork for the posthumous release of 'Luck In The Valley'. His newest effort is himself-titled LP on Three Lobed Recordings, his eighth solo album to date. It's his most thoughtful release to date, filled with mindful reflection and confident patience. Even during his snappiest songs, Bachman takes time to consider where he is and where he's going. When his pace starts to rush, he pulls back, ringing out a long chord or even stopping completely to avoid just going with the flow. Bachman takes the listener on an aural journey through the back roads of the foothills of the blue-ridge to calm coastal waters. http://danielbachman.com/ JAKE XERXES FUSSELL is a singer and guitarist from Durham, North Carolina. His self-titled debut record, produced by and featuring William Tyler, transmuted ten arcane folk and blues tunes into vibey cosmic laments and crooked rambles. Jake Xerxes (yes, that's his real middle name, after Georgia potter D.X. Gordy) grew up in Columbus, Georgia, son of Fred C. Fussell, a folklorist, curator, and photographer. Fred's fieldwork took him, often with young Jake in tow, across the Southeast documenting traditional vernacular culture, which included recording blues and old-time musicians with fellow folklorists and recordists George Mitchell and Art Rosenbaum (which led Jake to music, and to some of the songs herein) and collaborating with American Indian artists (which led Jake eventually to his graduate research on Choctaw fiddlers.) Fussell's new album, 'What in the Natural World' on Paradise of Bachelors takes the form of transmogrified folk/blues koans. This time these radiant ancient tunes tone several shades darker while amplifying their absurdist humour, illuminating our national, and psychic, predicaments. https://www.facebook.com/jakexerxesfussell

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American Primitive And Beyond

on Tue, 2 May 2017 at Cambridge The Blue Moon 8:00pm

Announcing a double-bill of shows for May, featuring key players in the field of American Primitive guitar from the 1960s and the 2010s. Individual and combined tickets available. Tuesday 2nd May: The Blue Moon Daniel Bachman / Jake Xerxes Fussell Thursday 11th May: The Blue Moon Don Bikoff / David Youngs

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Ehud Banai & Michael Chapman

on Tue, 2 May 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ehud Banai & Michael Chapman Eb = Mc The musical collaboration of Michael Chapman and Ehud Banai may not seem like an obvious coupling, except for the fact that Michael Chapman has for some years now been pushing his musical envelope in all directions, embracing many genres of music some for the first time, and Ehud Banai cut his musical teeth back in the 70's listening to Michael Chapman, in the valley of Rosh Pina in Upper Galilee. Michael knew nothing of Ehud whilst Ehud knew much about Michael's music, so when they finally met it was in Tel Aviv in the autumn of 2013 in a local radio session, and they actually played together. The hairs on the back of my neck stood up. There was such an instant rapport. It was totally mesmeric- Andru Chapman. Since then they have toured together several times with the musical empathy developing all the while into a totally unique combination of Middle Eastern chords, Chapman riffs and Hebrew lyrics. Michael says the meeting up with Ehud has been the most rewarding and fulfilling event in the past few years. They have an album to complete in November this year in tel Aviv and April/May next year sees them touring & collaborating together for the first time here in the UK.

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Ehud Banai & Michael Chapman

on Tue, 2 May 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ehud Banai & Michael Chapman Eb = Mc The musical collaboration of Michael Chapman and Ehud Banai may not seem like an obvious coupling, except for the fact that Michael Chapman has for some years now been pushing his musical envelope in all directions, embracing many genres of music some for the first time, and Ehud Banai cut his musical teeth back in the 70's listening to Michael Chapman, in the valley of Rosh Pina in Upper Galilee. Michael knew nothing of Ehud whilst Ehud knew much about Michael's music, so when they finally met it was in Tel Aviv in the autumn of 2013 in a local radio session, and they actually played together. The hairs on the back of my neck stood up. There was such an instant rapport. It was totally mesmeric- Andru Chapman. Since then they have toured together several times with the musical empathy developing all the while into a totally unique combination of Middle Eastern chords, Chapman riffs and Hebrew lyrics. Michael says the meeting up with Ehud has been the most rewarding and fulfilling event in the past few years. They have an album to complete in November this year in tel Aviv and April/May next year sees them touring & collaborating together for the first time here in the UK.

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Sen3

on Tue, 2 May 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cream Filtered through Dilla's SP-1200 Three Jazz heads who have been playing with David Gilmour, Jamie Woon, Jessie Ware, PB underground and PigBag get to together to throw some stuff down..... SEN3 are Max O'Donnell Dan Gulino and Saleem Raman. Over a two year residency at the Shoreditch SEN3's sound started to evolve. They started out playing jazz standards and then moved on to their own interpretation of tunes such as The Message - Grand Master Flash, Smells like teen spirt- Nirvana and Ideoteque - Radiohead. Soon they had a 5 track EP that garnered enough interest to merit the recording of a full album Looking up to Radiohead, The Smiths, Weather Report, Miles Davis, J Dilla, A Tribe called quest. SEN3 have music deeply rooted within - Their Ranging musical taste and experiences continue to take their sound to unknown territories. The long awaited Debut album The Drop is out now and available at sen3.bandcamp.com Love this new Project -Chris Philips Jazz FM SEN3 are in possession of a seriously unique and energetic sound - loving theses guys." -Tony Minvielle #FoldedSpace on SoulandJazz.com The SEN3 album caught my attention when it was sent to me immediately. I'm not normally taken by modern jazz albums in this way but this really made me stop and wonder 'what's this?!' I fully support this exciting new project and these guys will blow up for sure! -Rebecca Vasmant - BBC Radio Scotland

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Luke Jackson & Rebecca Loebe

on Tue, 2 May 2017 at Bradford on Avon St Margaret's Hall 7:00pm

A meeting in Kansas, USA led to a transatlantic partnership of two exceptional charismatic young songwriters. Luke Jackson is a rising young Roots singer/songwriter from Canterbury, Kent , and 2013 saw him nominated for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award and in 2014 he was named Fatea's Male Artist of the Year With a bold, show stopping voice and honed guitar skills, Luke is a confident and captivating performer demonstrating an astonishing maturity. He has been making waves on the live acoustic scene supporting such luminaries as Show of Hands, Karine Polwart, Oysterband and Martyn Joseph and he has delivered startling performances on the UK festival scene, from Cambridge to Sidmouth and The Great British Folk Festival. In the last year Luke as been playing Festivals across Europe, along with playing solo shows in The Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and Germany. Luke released his brand new studio album, Tall Tales and Rumours in November 2016 and according to Acoustic Magazine, Every so often a new voice emerges, one so stunning that it knocks you sideways. Jackson has been compared to a young Richard Thompson and for once these are not empty words- emphasising the exceptional maturity and versatility of one of the most exciting young singer songwriters and live performers on the scene! www.lukepauljackson.com Luke has a voice you could get lost in. He has a musical maturity and a songwriting ability that belies his years. His roots may be firmly within folk music but his exuberant stage performance suggests emerging rock star! London Life Luke has already acquired both an unmistakable voice and a strikingly individual vision, so has a tremendous head start on the competition fRoots Reminds me of Jeff Buckley, which can only be a good thing Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Two words, bloody brilliant Maverick 5 star review Rebecca Loebe is a young singer-songwriter who grew up in Atlanta and has done time in DC, Boston and New York, now making her home in Austin, TX. She is known for her distinct voice, well-crafted songs and ability to bring an audience to her journeys, introducing them to the characters she meets and observations she makes as she travels. Rebecca has toured non-stop since 2009, averaging 150-200 shows per year as a headliner and as support for The Civil Wars, Ellis Paul, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Matt the Electrician and others In 2011 she was a featured contestant on the first season of NBC's The Voice, winning a spot on Team Adam and an iTunes Top 10 single worldwide with her captivating re-imagination of Nirvana's Come As You Are. Earlier this year she was ranked #9 on Alternate Root magazine's annual listing of the 30 Best Female Singers in America. www.rebeccaloebe.com Quite simply this is a wall-to-wall folk/pop delight Maverick An absolutely stunning voice Atlanta Journal Constitution Alt Folk at its best Entertainment Realm

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Ray Cooper Acoustic Concert

on Tue, 2 May 2017 at Coggeshall Libary 6:45pm

Ray Cooper moved to Sweden in 2000. The love of winter, the love of Swedish fiddle tunes and the love of a woman took him there. Ray has a rock past and toured the world with Oysterband for many years. In 2013 he decided to go solo and has never looked back. In this unique series of acoustic concerts Ray will be previewing songs form his forthcoming third solo album and accompanying himself with cello, guitar and mandoilin.

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Jason Mcniff

on Tue, 2 May 2017 at London Servant Jazz Quarters 7:30pm

Album launch for Jason's double CD 'Rain Dries Your Eyes'

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Dan Walsh At Bicycle Shop, Norwich

on Tue, 2 May 2017 at Norwich The Bicycle Shop 7:30pm

In support of new release Verging On The Perpendicular, BBC Folk Musician of the Year nominee Dan Walsh comes to Norwich supported by astounding local dobro player Noel Dashwood. Dan Walsh: Nominated for best musician at last year's BBC Folk Awards and touted as one of the finest banjo players in the UK as well as being a superb singer, songwriter and guitarist, Dan Walsh is described as 'the real deal' (UNCUT). 2017 sees the release of a highly anticipated new solo album after the success of critically acclaimed album Incidents and Accidents which was lauded as 'absolutely terrific' by Mark Radcliffe on BBC Radio 2. As well as many tours of the UK, he also has recent successful trips to USA, Canada, Germany, India, Norway and New Zealand to his credit. Having made his name with duo Walsh and Pound and now a member of the award winning Urban Folk Quartet, as well as guest appearances with Joss Stone, the Levellers and Seth Lakeman this unique and eclectic musician has stunned audiences across the world.

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Hat Fitz & Cara

on Wed, 3 May 2017 at Lowdham Village Hall 7:30pm

Doors open 7.30pm for an 8pm start Seated concert BRING YOUR OWN DRINKS!

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Tim O'brien

on Wed, 3 May 2017 at Leicester The Guildhall 7:15pm

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Harp & A Monkey

on Wed, 3 May 2017 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Corinne West

on Wed, 3 May 2017 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

California songwriter Corinne West is a poet, tunesmith, visionary and a stellar performer. An established figure on the acoustic roots scene, West has recorded five critically acclaimed albums and toured extensively throughout North America and Europe. Her music evokes the eternal stories of mystic troubadours, while speaking to the sonic sensibilities of a modern audience with lush vocals and pristine guitar she is equal parts angel and outlaw.

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The Peatbog Faeries

on Wed, 3 May 2017 at London Water Rats 7:30pm

Taking traditional Scottish music and bringing it fresh-faced and breathless into the 21st century. "Welcome to the weird but undoubtedly wonderful world of The Peatbog Faeries, Skye's finest, where you should always expect the unexpected. Gloriously unpredictable, a band to treasure." fRoots   Following the release of their latest album Blackhouse this legendary band will once more be back on the road in 2017 to delight audiences countrywide. Hailing from the Isle of Skye, the Peatbog Faeries are the figurehead trailblazers of the Celtic Dance Music renaissance. Drawing upon a dazzling myriad of influences from traditional jigs and reels through jazz, hip hop, reggae and more, they take traditional Scottish music and bring it fresh-faced and breathless into the 21st century. 

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Lankum (formerly Lynched)

on Wed, 3 May 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Lankum (Lynched) are a four-piece traditional folk group from Dublin, Ireland, who combine distinctive four-part vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, concertina, Russian accordion, fiddle and guitar. Their repertoire spans humorous Dublin music-hall ditties and street-songs, classic ballads from the Traveller tradition, traditional Irish and American dance tunes, and their own original material. 'The most convincing band to come out of Ireland for years!' 5 stars, The Guardian

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Nancy Kerr And The Sweet Visitor Band

on Wed, 3 May 2017 at London 100 Club 7:30pm

Nancy Kerr and the Sweet Visitor Band Nancy Kerr presents: Second Instar Nominated 'Best Original Track' for 'Fragile Water' BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year 2015 Since her debut solo album, Sweet Visitor, arrived in late 2014, Nancy Kerr has emerged as one of the foremost composers of modern folk and social commentary songs in the British Isles. A writer of rare style Kerr's music has drawn comparisons to William Blake in her reawakening of a radical folk mythology as a backdrop for contemporary narratives and has inspired some to call her Folk's Poet Laureate Finding herself increasingly fascinated by the role of the environment as a character in music, literature, art and film, the compositions that make up her second release, Instar, explore the themes of human/ecological interaction that lie just beneath the surface of so many traditional folk songs. The lore and language of nature provide a repertoire of raw, universal images with which to address subjects such as gender identity and sexuality, struggles for human rights, love and consent, colonialism and the effects of austerity on our culture and ourselves. Nancy Kerr's Second Instar is just that. The second incarnation of the ever-evolving Instar album. A live performance that draws mainly from that album but also features songs from Sweet Visitor, the show promises to challenge and inspire, confront and sympathise. At times jovial and boisterous and at times a dulcet call to arms. With her Sweet Visitor Band now an established unit, Nancy is joined on stage by bandmates: Rowan Rheingans: Fiddle, Banjo & Voice. Tim Yates: Double Bass, Melodeon & Voice. Greg Russell: Guitars & Voice. Tom Wright: Drums, Guitars & Voice.

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Anna Tivel & Jeffrey Martin

on Wed, 3 May 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Anna Tivel A nationally touring artist with a deep love of quiet stories, Anna is beginning to carve a place for herself in the songwriting world. She was a winner at this year's Kerrville Songwriting Contest, and has shared the stage with heroes and friends like Gregory Alan Isakov, Shook Twins, Anais Mitchell, Jefferson Hamer, Peter Mulvey, Matt the Electrician, Devon Sproule, Darlingside, Steve Poltz, Jeffrey Martin and more. Anna was raised in the forest and farmland of rural northern Washington and currently calls Portland, OR home. Her songs reflect both the stark colors of small town life, and the hard, sharp lines of the city. Anna's last album, Before Machines, was hailed by No Depression as raw, yet superbly composed and executed, intelligent, personal and deeply expressive. Her newest album, Heroes Waking UP, is produced by guitar mastermind Austin Nevins (Josh Ritter, Anais Mitchell, Kris Delmhorst). To be sure, these are organic songs that freely reveal the poetry of the mind, heart and soul, the sharp imagery of the world translated into sound, and both the simple and complex things represented sentimentally and at length. Examiner Anna Tivel brings a raft of beautiful songs with brine-soaked images of Pacific Northwest tidepools, oceans, and the birds that wheel above them in the gray skies. Devon Leger, No Depression Anna's strength is that of a lyricist. Her songs are filled with lines that intrigue and haunt. David Steinberg ********************************************************* Jeffrey Martin Since 2010 Jeffrey has criss-crossed the US with his songs, a few times in an old Isuzu Trooper, and once in a Toyota Camry with which he pulled a homemade wooden teardrop camper. And on all occasions he ha​s​ his faithful road companion, a yellow lab named Ben. As often as he can he tours with fellow songwriter Anna Tivel who backs him on fiddle and mandolin. When asked whether he considers himself a musician or a songwriter first Martin had this to say: I'm a writer more than I am a musician. If I could play guitar half as well as I can write I'd be wearing nicer pants. His music has been likened to the styles of Josh Ritter, John Gorka, and Joe Pug. He grew up on Dylan's Blood On the Tracks and Young's Harvest and he remembers when his dad took him to see Leo Kottke and how he was thrown into a trance by the speed of his picking. ​H​e remembers staying up late at night with headphones, listening and re-listening to Harry Chapin songs about lost love and lessons learned, and feeling older than he was.

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Ray Cooper Acoustic Concert

on Wed, 3 May 2017 at Wivenhoe Library 6:45pm

Ray Cooper has been living in Sweden since 2000. The love of winter, the love of Swedish fiddle tunes and the love of a woman took him there. Ray has a rock past and toured the world with Oysterband for many years. In 2013 he decided to go solo and has never looked back. In this unique series of acoustic concerts Ray will be previewing songs form his forthcoming third solo album and accompanying himself with cello, guitar and mandolin. Audience parking nearby in public carparks. Two 45 minute sets with refreshment interval (drinks available)

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"profoundly Blue" Ft Adrian Cox (preview Show)

on Wed, 3 May 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Profoundly Blue is a concert celebrating the music of Louisiana born clarinettist Edmond Hall. The show features leading UK clarinet star Adrian Cox along with his fine band featuring Joe Webb (piano), Simon Read (double bass) and Gethin Jones (drums) The title Profoundly Blue comes from the 1941 hit album which featured Edmond Hall along with Meade Lux Lewis and Charlie Christian. Adrian leads the quartet with this as a starting point and continues through a program of lesser known tunes from the albums Rumpus on Rampart and Petit Fleur. Adrian's love for the clarinet is eminent in his soulful playing as you will hear in this fantastic tribute to one of the true legends of jazz.

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Calan

on Thu, 4 May 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Hayseed Dixie

on Thu, 4 May 2017 at Leeds Brudenell Social Club 7:30pm

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Lankum

on Thu, 4 May 2017 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

Lankum (Lynched) are a four-piece traditional folk group from Dublin, Ireland, who combine distinctive four-part vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, concertina, Russian accordion, fiddle and guitar. Their repertoire spans humorous Dublin music-hall ditties and street-songs, classic ballads from the Traveller tradition, traditional Irish and American dance tunes, and their own original material. Cold Old Fire was recorded in August 2013, and although fundamentally an album of traditional Irish song, heavily influenced by Irish legends such as Frank Harte, Planxty and The Dubliners, subtle traces of the group's collective influences can be detected, from American old-timey music, ambient techno and psychedelic folk, to black metal, punk and rock 'n' roll. Since then, the group have completed a six week coast-to-coast tour of the United States, as well as performing in the last two years alongside some notable artists, including Blackbird Raum, Harry Bradley, Daoiri Farrell, Fred Fortune, Mike Gangloff, Paddy & Séamus Glackin, Barry Gleeson, Landless, Lau, Leyla McCalla, Jem Mitchell, Liam O'Connor & Seán McKeon, Morgan O'Kane, Lisa O'Neill, Tim Scanlon and Skipper's Alley. The band played a blinding set at last year's Celtic Connections festival, where they were snapped up for both Cambridge Folk Festival and Sidmouth FolkWeek 2015. A live TV appearance on Later With Jools Holland and a sold out UK tour followed. In 2016 Lankum will continue to play some high profile dates in UK and Europe before heading into the studio to record the follow up to Cold Old Fire. 'The most convincing band to come out of Ireland for years!' ★★★★★ The Guardian 'Anarchic, yet connected, rootsy and gutsy I love their music, it is just so damn good!' Mike Harding 'Cold Old Fire is a sure contender for any Irish album of the year lists.' Songlines 'Lynched is the CRASS patch on Paul Brady's shiny pants.' Kithfolk 'A passionate, utterly engrossing album.' fRoots lynchedmusic.com

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Hannah James Jigdoll

on Thu, 4 May 2017 at London Oxford House 7:30pm

JigDoll is a new project created by Hannah James. A rarity in folk music, Hannah is a singer, musician and innovative clog dancer. Jig Doll combines all of these disciplines in a beautiful new show exploring the life of the travelling player: sometimes exotic, sometimes frightening, it's a world where home changes daily, and the only touchstones are the skills you carry with you, and the people you meet on the way. Jigdoll is the culmination of Hannah's career thus far, allowing her to combine all of the disciplines for which she's become known and take them to exciting new places. Much more than a concert, Jig Doll features newly-composed music in a magical setting woven around percussive dance.

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The Troy Redfern Band

on Thu, 4 May 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

The Troy Redfern Band has been whipping up a storm on the Blues scene with Incendiary performances which blow away audiences with their driving dirty rocking blues, exciting to watch and inspiring to listen to. The band, with Alex Bridge on drums and Stjohn Milinczuk on bass, has been scorching it's way through 2016 with stunning performances at gigs and festivals. Out on tour to support their new album Dirt Blues Ritual, which has received rave reviews from the movers and shakers of the Blues world, we are thrilled to be chosen as one of the gigs on this tour. For more info check out: http://troyredfern.com/

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The Troy Redfern Band

on Thu, 4 May 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

The Troy Redfern Band has been whipping up a storm on the Blues scene with Incendiary performances which blow away audiences with their driving dirty rocking blues, exciting to watch and inspiring to listen to. The band, with Alex Bridge on drums and Stjohn Milinczuk on bass, has been scorching it's way through 2016 with stunning performances at gigs and festivals. Out on tour to support their new album Dirt Blues Ritual, which has received rave reviews from the movers and shakers of the Blues world, we are thrilled to be chosen as one of the gigs on this tour. For more info check out: http://troyredfern.com/

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Beans Of Toast 'down The Pub' Tour

on Thu, 4 May 2017 at Preston The Ferret 7:30am

This May, Essex born folk songwriter Beans on Toast will take to the road on a tour of some of the UK finest boozers and local pubs. The Down The Pub Tour is a 19-day adventure from Preston to Bridgewater via Plymouth, Hastings and beyond. Paying homage to the classic British mainstay that is the public house and inspired by the song 'Down the Pub' from his latest album 'A Spanner in The Works' (Dec 2016 Xtra Mile Recordings). Those who head out for a night down the pub are in for a real treat as the Beans on Toast live show is an odd and unpredictable experience. A singer, storyteller and songwriter his self-deprecating quality is not something you often see, but it breaks down the barrier between musician and audience, creating a sense of equality. He's a hippy, a punk, a poet, a drunk, a die-hard romantic and an eternal optimist. Singing simple songs that tackle big issues: Political protest songs for the modern day, honest and open Love songs. Songs that will make you laugh, but also make you think with no holds barred honest lyrics and quick wit. A fan of touring off the beaten track and visiting some of the countries overlooked towns, last year Beans on Toast went on a tour of Small Town Celebrations Tour and made a documentary, shining a light on these towns and the local music scenes. The film was premiered at Glastonbury Festival later that year and can now be viewed here: https://youtu.be/IcaA3Ug2CAk Unfortunately our pubs are under some real stress at present, be it a stupid and completely unrealistic rise in business rates or massive monopoly style corporate buy outs of large breweries, it's tough times for boozers indeed. This tour is proud to champion the #saveourpubs campaign. 04 May PRESTON The Ferret 05 May BRADFORD The New Bee Hive Inn 06 May BOLTON Alma Inn 07 May COVENTRY The Phoenix 09 May MELTON MOWBRAY The Noel Arms 10 May WOLVERHAMPTON Giffard Arms 11 May CARMARTHEN The Friends Arms 17 May IPSWICH The Swan 18 May HERTFORD Dog & Whistle 19 May RAYNE The Swan 20 May HASTINGS The Tub 21 May WHITSTABLE Duke of Cumberland 23 May GLASTONBURY The King Arthur 24 May PLYMOUTH The Junction 25 May WATCHET Pebbles Tavern 26 May BRIDGEWATER Cobblestones Information and tickets for all shows can be found at: www.beansontoastmusic.com Protest songs peppered with optimism The Guardian 'A politically relevant prolific wordsmith' CLASH Music brings people together in a way few things do, and live shows more so. But there's something even more special about gigs with Beans on Toast. Cultured Vultures For all press enquires, please email Dani Cotter on dani@presscouncerpr.com

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The Dovetail Trio

on Thu, 4 May 2017 at Sheffield The Red Deer 7:30pm

Presenting England's traditional songs with a bold and fresh approach, The Dovetail Trio explores familiar narratives with infectious energy and a passion for musical heritage. The new collaboration effortlessly combines the distinctive voices and acclaimed instrumental talents of BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jamie Roberts, BBC Performing Arts Award winner Rosie Hood, and Newcastle Folk Degree alumnus Matt Quinn. The Dovetail Trio's debut album Wing of Evening was released in September 2015 on RootBeat Records. The album is a "combination of richly rounded accented vocals, skin-tight harmonies and sparse yet polished instrumentation" (FolkWords) and has been well received with 4* reviews from the Telegraph, R2 and Songlines and national radio play on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 3. The album features a number of unusual versions of traditional English songs alongside an American folk story, a traditional Scottish whaling song, and even a French/Canadian tune set. Tight vocal harmonies and skilled musicianship make this an exciting debut album. Barnsley's Jamie Roberts is renowned for his narrative singing and driving guitar rhythms. In 2007 he joined folk quartet Kerfuffle with Hannah James and Sam Sweeney, and in 2013 was a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee with duo Gilmore & Roberts. Rosie Hood's pure voice and engaging performances are garnering widespread acclaim. With a keen eye on the history of the songs she sings, particularly those of her native Wiltshire, she has performed at a number of the country's leading festivals and folk clubs, and opened for the Cecil Sharp Project. Rosie is, for 2015, a BBC Performing Arts Fellow with EFDSS. Multi-instrumentalist Matt Quinn has been playing the melodeon, mandolin and fiddle, and singing his way around the English folk scene for the last seven years in various bands including Dogan & the Boombox Karavan, The Mighty Quinns and the Eliza Carthy Ceilidh Band.

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The Dovetail Trio

on Thu, 4 May 2017 at Sheffield The Red Deer 7:30pm

Presenting England's traditional songs with a bold and fresh approach, The Dovetail Trio explores familiar narratives with infectious energy and a passion for musical heritage. The new collaboration effortlessly combines the distinctive voices and acclaimed instrumental talents of BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jamie Roberts, BBC Performing Arts Award winner Rosie Hood, and Newcastle Folk Degree alumnus Matt Quinn. The Dovetail Trio's debut album Wing of Evening was released in September 2015 on RootBeat Records. The album is a "combination of richly rounded accented vocals, skin-tight harmonies and sparse yet polished instrumentation" (FolkWords) and has been well received with 4* reviews from the Telegraph, R2 and Songlines and national radio play on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 3. The album features a number of unusual versions of traditional English songs alongside an American folk story, a traditional Scottish whaling song, and even a French/Canadian tune set. Tight vocal harmonies and skilled musicianship make this an exciting debut album. Barnsley's Jamie Roberts is renowned for his narrative singing and driving guitar rhythms. In 2007 he joined folk quartet Kerfuffle with Hannah James and Sam Sweeney, and in 2013 was a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee with duo Gilmore & Roberts. Rosie Hood's pure voice and engaging performances are garnering widespread acclaim. With a keen eye on the history of the songs she sings, particularly those of her native Wiltshire, she has performed at a number of the country's leading festivals and folk clubs, and opened for the Cecil Sharp Project. Rosie is, for 2015, a BBC Performing Arts Fellow with EFDSS. Multi-instrumentalist Matt Quinn has been playing the melodeon, mandolin and fiddle, and singing his way around the English folk scene for the last seven years in various bands including Dogan & the Boombox Karavan, The Mighty Quinns and the Eliza Carthy Ceilidh Band.

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"profoundly Blue" Ft Adrian Cox (preview Show)

on Thu, 4 May 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Profoundly Blue is a concert celebrating the music of Louisiana born clarinettist Edmond Hall. The show features leading UK clarinet star Adrian Cox along with his fine band featuring Joe Webb (piano), Simon Read (double bass) and Gethin Jones (drums) The title Profoundly Blue comes from the 1941 hit album which featured Edmond Hall along with Meade Lux Lewis and Charlie Christian. Adrian leads the quartet with this as a starting point and continues through a program of lesser known tunes from the albums Rumpus on Rampart and Petit Fleur. Adrian's love for the clarinet is eminent in his soulful playing as you will hear in this fantastic tribute to one of the true legends of jazz.

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Holler

on Thu, 4 May 2017 at Doncaster Brewery and Tap 7:30pm

8pm: Holler 10pm: Singing session http://www.singingtogether.co.uk/

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Ray Cooper Acoustic Concert

on Thu, 4 May 2017 at Chelmsford Writtle Library 6:45pm

Ray Cooper has been living in Sweden since 2000. The love of winter, the love of Swedish fiddle tunes and the love of a woman took him there. Ray has a rock past and toured the world with Oysterband for many years. In 2013 he decided to go solo and has never looked back. In this unique series of acoustic concerts Ray will be previewing songs form his forthcoming third solo album and accompanying himself with cello, guitar and mandolin.

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Dana Gillespie & Dino Baptiste

on Thu, 4 May 2017 at London The Sound Lounge 7:00pm

Dana Gillespie is a major figure on the international music scene and the UK's very own Empress of The Blues. She describes the Blues as my first musical love because its earthy, spiritual and honest. She has been singing, recording and touring with blues musicians from all over the world, including a two year spell in America working with some of the finest exponents of the genre. She has recorded over 60 albums for prestigious labels and has performed on every continent. Highly regarded and admired by both audiences and musicians (her fans include Jimmy Page and Bob Dylan who invited her to tour with him in 1997) Dana has been voted Top British Female Vocalist five times by the British Blues Connection and Blueprint magazine and been elevated to their Hall of Fame. Dana rarely performs in the UK now with her busy world-wide performance schedule including an appearance in the BBC2 documentary Hotel India. it's an index of Gillespie's empathy with her material that the originals blend so seamlessly with the classic covers.. she literally beats the pants off anything done by a British bluesman these last ten years.(Essential Blues). Dana is accompanied by a star member of her own select band Dino Baptiste - a legendary blues and boogie-woogie pianist. Dino's regular annual schedule of over 270 gigs embraces the UK and major international clubs and festivals. He is simply one of the best piano players, if not the best, that one is likely to hear in a live performance. Dino has to be one of the premier keyboard players in the UK and the fervent reaction inspired by his scintillating mastery bore ample testament (Bob Chaffey Freelance Music Journalist, October 2013).

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Gerry Colvin

on Fri, 5 May 2017 at Ulverston Sports Club 7:45pm

Gerry Colvin was born in Barrow-in-Furness. In the 1970's Gerry joined pop band 'The Man Upstairs'. They released three singles and toured with 'The Smiths'. In the early 1980's he co-founded and fronted the legendary John Peel favourite skiffle-cowpunk indie outfit 'Terry & Gerry'. This seminal band toured Europe and the USA and appeared on countless Radio and TV shows including "The Tube" and "The Old Grey Whistle Test". Their five singles and album all reached No.1 in the indie charts. In the early 1990's Gerry worked in Nashville as a professional songwriter and back in the UK collaborated with Alison Moyet, co-writing on an album project. He also penned TV themes, musicals, film scores and wrote and presented for BBC Radio 2. His band 'Gerry Colvin's Inexperience', a fusion of Soul, R and B and Folk-Country, became a firm favourite on the College circuit. In 1993 Gerry formed the folk-pop band 'The Atlantics': they toured extensively including a slot at Glastonbury Festival where Gerry was compere, and appeared on BBC's prestigious 'Pebble Mill at One'. In 1995 Gerry co-founded the five piece folk band Colvinquarmby. They released six critically acclaimed albums and were voted best band at the prestigious Fairport Convention Cropredy Festival in 2009. In 2010 they won the Hancock Award for 'Best Live Folk Act'. In May 2013 Gerry was invited by New York producer and Robert Plant song collaborator Dave Barratt to record 'Revolution' for the 'Beatles complete on ukulele' album and website. In 2015 the original line-up of Terry and Gerry reformed and toured nationally with rock heroes Status Quo culminating with a concert at The Albert Hall!! Terry and Gerry also appeared at Glastonbury that year and released the 'Dear John' EP: a self penned tribute to the late John Peel. Cherry Red re-issued the greatest hits album too!! In 2013 Gerry released a self-penned solo album 'Jazz Tales of Country Folk' . His new CD 'Six of One half a Dozen of the Other', a collection of ten brand new songs, is available now. And his novel 'The Rabbits of Zakynthos' will be published next year.

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Gilmore & Roberts

on Fri, 5 May 2017 at Stockport West Heaton Bowling, Tennis & Squash Club 8:00pm

Contemporary folk/acoustic duo Gilmore & Roberts combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. Nominated three times at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Katriona Gilmore (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie Roberts (guitar) met while studying at Leeds College of Music and released their debut album in 2008. Since then, the duo have toured Canada and mainland Europe, played some of the UK's biggest acoustic festivals, toured with folk rock legends Fairport Convention and won countless accolades for their genre-spanning work.

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The Goat Roper Rodeo Band + Newton Country

on Fri, 5 May 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. -------- With just an upright bass, two old guitars and a bucketful of aching harmony, THE GOAT ROPER RODEO BAND are preaching 'Country Blues' like you never heard... It's up, it's down, it's soft and loud, it's dark and lonesome too, there's hurt and shame and some mean old pain but there's love in what they do! There's a hint of Gram, a sniff of Dylan and a twist of Waylon's blues ... Simply put, it's exactly what it says on the tin. Their new album 'Cosmic Country Blue' produced by Romeo Stodart (The Magic Numbers) is out now Aveline Records. The Goat Roper Rodeo Band build on what The White Stripes began in finding the perfect fusion of original blues and indie folk What Nirvana did to punk rock, I sincerely believe The Goat Roper Rodeo Band can do to indie folk.. - The Indie Folk Music Review (USA) Where the Goat Roper Rodeo Band score big is their innate ability to hone an identifiable sound and feel that is immediately recognisable as their own "Cosmic Country Blue" a shot in the arm for the Americana genre as a whole - Fatea (UK) The Goat Roper Rodeo Band are neither imitating or interpreting, they are pure inspiration, writing their own material, songs which are worthy of being covered by any of the great names in cosmic American music past or present . - Penny Black Music (UK) The Goat Roper Rodeo Band sound as though they've been pickled in moonshine for generations, the harmonies flow easily, the songs sound like standards and as authentic as a sweat stained, sun bleached John Deere hat A band that look and sound the part - Americana-UK (UK) www.thegoatroperrodeoband.co.uk ---------------- NEWTON COUNTRY Roisin, Olly and Joe are part of a three piece Country Americana band from Bath. Combining Carter and Cash reminiscent Harmonies along with classic hand crafted songwriting, the group create a live show that is upbeat as well as engaging. www.newtoncountry.co.uk

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Hat Fitz And Cara Robinson

on Fri, 5 May 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

The gutsy Australian guitarist and Irish-born Cara may be based Down Under but have built a faithful global following from touring relentlessly. This barnstorming duo have circled the globe as they continue to branch out and hit new territories , blowing through and leaving entire communities awestruck, as if a tornado just turned their whole world upside down. Please note limited seating for this show; please arrive early to guarantee a seat

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Andy Wilky - Just Me Tour (comedy)

on Fri, 5 May 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 Andy (Smug Roberts) TV CREDITS Mrs BROWNS BOYS PHOENIX NIGHTS BURIED COLD FEET CUTTING IT 24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE ALMOST MARRIED LOOKING FOR ERIC In 1995, he tried stand-up comedy for the first time at the Frog and Bucket comedy club, adopting the stage name Smug Roberts; the smug came from an event in his life where people teased him for being a smug bastard and the Roberts was adapted from his middle name. Caroline Aherne and her then-husband Peter Hook watched his set and she put him in contact with an agent. Six weeks later, He performed his first one-man gig. In 1998, he released the novelty anthem Meat Pie, Sausage Roll (Come on England, Gi's a Goal) as cult hero Grandad Roberts, both the character and song (originally a jingle referencing Oldham Athletic A.F.C. rather than England) stemming from an afternoon radio show on Key 103. In 2000, he headlined with Paul Merton and John Thomson at the opening night of the Manchester Comedy Store. His appearance there lead to a role in the film 24 Hour Party People (2002). He has also appeared on television, with roles in Cutting It, BAFTA winners 'Buried' (ch4) and 'Cold Feet' (ITV) He has appeared in nearly every television production by Peter Kay and his recent work includes playing landlord 'Mr Foley' in BAFTA winning 'Mrs Browns Boys' and the films 'Looking for Eric' (Ken Loach) and 'Almost Married' His radio credits are many and varied they include his own series 'A Set & A Song' on BBC radio 4 plus four series of 'The In Crowd' also on BBC radio 4. He has also wrote and played the lead role in 2 plays both of which received critical acclaim on their 'Edinburgh Festival Fringe' debuts. PRESS An extraordinary comic (M.E.N) A brilliant act, he defies description and has to be seen (City Life) He neatly subverts the crowd's expectations by presenting the exact opposite of what they are anticipating (The Guardian) A master storyteller (Radio Times)

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Roxanne De Bastion 'heirlooms & Hearsay' Album Tour

on Fri, 5 May 2017 at Liverpool Leaf 7:30pm

Roxanne de Bastion is touring the UK this May to celebrate the launch of her new album Heirlooms & Hearsay. Her Liverpool show is taking place at Leaf on Bold Street, and will feature some very special guests to be announced soon. Following in the footsteps of the 1960's greats like Dylan, Nyro, Mitchell with a touch of Beatles psychedelia, de Bastion is on the forefront of the new singer-songwriter generation: Someone with something to say and a musicality to match. Since the release of her debut album The Real Thing in 2013 and her follow up Seeing You EP in 2014, London artist Roxanne de Bastion has made a name for herself across Europe as a real mover and shaker in the independent music scene (Ruth Barnes). Over the past 12 months, Roxanne has toured with the Wainright Sisters, Thea Gilmore, Ricky Ross and completed her own UK headline tour, with sell-out shows in London and Liverpool, racking up an impressive list of awards and accolades. One of the most perfect voices I've ever heard - Tom Whalley, BBC6 Standout numberastonishingly assured - The Sunday Times If you ever get a chance to see her live definitely do! - BBC Introducing Coventry & Warwickshire The first single RUN is out now, described by Getintothis as a track that should quite simply adorn every playlist in the land Melodic majesty. Roxanne performed at Glastonbury (acoustic stage) last year and has just finished recording her second studio album together with producer Peter Miles (Eliza and the Bear / Meadowlark). The main inspiration the album is Roxanne's grandfather, Stephen de Bastion (or Istvan Bastyai von Holzer), a pianist from Hungary who made a new home for himself and his family in Stratford upon Avon after enduring the Second World War and the Communist takeover of his homeland. Roxanne draws parallels between his historical experiences and what's happening now, exploring how trauma gets passed on through generations and pointing a singer at society's short term memory. Event: Roxanne de Bastion 'Heirlooms & Hearsay' Album Tour Support: TBC Date: Friday 5th May 2017 Venue: Leaf on Bold Street, Liverpool Times: Doors 7.30pm, 8pm start Tickets: £7 advance, £10 on the door

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Circe's Diner

on Fri, 5 May 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 Jake Melles 8.00-8.35 Peter James Millson 8.50-9.30 Circe's Diner 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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The Travelling Band

on Fri, 5 May 2017 at Manchester Band On the Wall 7:30pm

It's been a bittersweet rollercoaster year for The Travelling Band with not one, but two founding band members leaving suddenly either side of a 17-date UK tour celebrating ten years on the road together. Having quite literally regrouped, the widely respected Manchester based band are now ready to launch their new line up at Band on The Wall on Friday 5 May. With the band now focussed around the songwriting talents and production skills of Jo Dudderidge and Adam Gorman and the rhythmic driving force of enigmatic drummer Nick Vaal, they have entered a new collaborative phase in the band's lifespan. The introduction of AMA UK instrumentalist of year Chris 'CJ' Hillman (pedal steel and guitar), Harry Fausing Smith (sax, fiddle, guitar and clarinet) and newest recruit Sam Quinn (bass), the new live experience reveals an exciting new chapter for the band's harmony drenched eclectic mix of Alt-folk, Rock and Americana. Presented by Sideways Saloon Records and longtime collaborators Hey! Manchester, this special one-off evening will see the band playing new songs from their forthcoming (inevitably delayed) fourth studio album, due for release in the summer. This stellar line up includes performances from newly recruited Sideways Saloon artist Elle Mary (of Elle Mary & The Bad Men) as well as the equally hotly tipped South Island Son who have been recording their new single Down the slopes with Adam Gorman at The Travelling Band's recently established Pinhole Sound Studios in Ancoats, Manchester. The party won't stop there with special guest DJ sets seeing this incredible night through until 2am. Age restriction: 14+. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

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Austin Gold

on Fri, 5 May 2017 at Stamford Voodoo Lounge 8:30pm

www.austingold.band

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Jaywalkers

on Fri, 5 May 2017 at Holmfirth Masonic Hall 7:30pm

Support from Murston Bapchild and the Braxton Hicks, and Ben Bateman 8.00 till 11.00pm Friday 5th May 2017 Opening concert for Holmfirth Festival of Folk

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Stephen Simmons

on Fri, 5 May 2017 at High Wycombe Secret venue 7:00pm

STEPHEN SIMMONS RETURNS TO HIGH WYCOMBE TO SHOWCASE SONGS FROM HIS CAREER, INCLUDING HIS GREAT NEW RELEASE " A WORLD WITHOUT"

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Moulettes

on Fri, 5 May 2017 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

Moulettes have been playing together for several years now. Drawing together the band member's previous experience of playing folk, classical and prog rock, the result is arresting music that not surprisingly defies categories. Their sound palette is colourful, playful and unexpected, a testament to a band who continue to take their music to new reaches. In early 2015, lead singer and songwriter Hannah began to contemplate an album about the natural world, after reading an article in the New Scientist. The article detailed how the discovery of a microscopic creature that lives miles underground, without oxygen or light, had redefined the perimeters of life as we know it. It made me think about how much we still don't know about the planet we live on the moving space between what we do know, and what is unknowable. says Hannah. The animal kingdom holds such a wealth of beauty, creativity, humour, ingenuity and artistry- we wanted to celebrate it, underline its fragility, to hold up a mirror and compare our own species to others. The result is 'Preternatural', an eclectic but cohesive 11 track collection, which marries the mind-expanding concept with elements of folk, prog, pop and rock. The band's superb musicianship is given centre stage on this record, their tightness and synergy a testament to their relentless tour schedule and breathtaking live shows. It's a beautifully orchestrated piece of work, experimental in parts but still accessible, fusing rich vocal harmonies, persuasive melodies, big riffs, detailed arrangements and sharp song-craft to make a genre defying album that explores the moving gaps between electronic and acoustic; DIY and big production. Moulettes' entrancing combination of strings and the celestial, wind and weirdness, rhythm and roots, has led to comparisons with the the Unthanks, Tom Waits and even Shostakovitch. But, they have a distinct sound and presence all of their own, unmissable and destined for the heights. How can any one possibly forget the sound of Moulettes?

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Kisses Sweeter Than Wine - Celebrating 60's American Folk

on Fri, 5 May 2017 at London Honor Oak Baptist Church 7:30pm

Lilac Sheer's multi-instrumentalist female ensemble present modern acoustic renditions of loved 60's American folk classics from: Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, The Byrds, The Weavers, Peter Paul & Mary, Leonard Cohen and others. Come enjoy and sing along to Where Have All The Flowers Gone, If I Had a Hammer, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Blowin' in the Wind and many more memorable songs of the era. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhHvb0vIP_A Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica Lilac Sheer Violin, Mandolin Claire Roberts Bass Joy Chong Percussion Mally Harpaz

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Na Mara

on Fri, 5 May 2017 at Yarpole St Leonard's Church 7:30pm

Na-Mara combine great musicianship with superb story telling. They consistently deliver new and exciting material to folk audiences with their own provocative material in traditional style on contemporary and historical topics; their English translations of songs from Breton, French and Quebecois traditions; and their take on traditional tunes from Brittany, France and the Spanish Celtic regions of Asturias and Galicia as well as songs from the Spanish Civil War. Talented English singer songwriter and guitarist Paul McNamara and wonderful mandolin player Rob Garcia are a powerful duo and one you won't want to miss.

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Damh The Bard At Glastonbury Assembly Rooms

on Fri, 5 May 2017 at Glastonbury Assembly Rooms 7:30pm

Damh returns for a Beltane concert at the famous Glastonbury Assembly Rooms.

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Will Wilde Band

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

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Will Wilde Band

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

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The Most Ugly Child

on Sat, 6 May 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 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Gram Parsons said in the liner notes to 'Last of the Red Hot Burritos' that he dreamt of a coun- try music revival in England, embraced by those un-jaded by what had gone before and with a hunger for the real stuff. Over the years country music has lost its way but there are a new group of musicians in the UK, US and Canada that want to reafirm it's place in the modern musi- cal landscape. The Most Ugly Child play country music the way it's supposed to be, played with battered hearts worn on their sleeves. The band is centered around the songwriting partnership of Daniel Wright and Stevie-Leigh Goodison who have been likened to some of the great country duos of the past. Their live shows are full of romanticism, sorrow and grit and laden with weeping pedal steel and lachrymose strings. But, this is not revivalist music, this is timeless, songs of love and loss. After a busy few years playing shows across the length and breadth of the country The Most Ugly Child are set to release thier first full length album, 'Copper and Lace' on November 25th. The British Folkgrass revolution starts here! Alan Harrison, Maverick The songwriting is the right side of traditional, they take familiar forms and use them to thier own ends rather than relying on tired executions. These guys could make a killing as a touring tribute act but tellingly, they eschew that and write thier own stuff properly, and, in so doing, make the sunshine just a little warmer, the world a better place. - The Wild Man Of Europe Irresistable - Dean Jackson, BBC Introducing

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Eleanor Mcevoy

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Royal Traditions - Cohen Brathwaite-kilcoyne

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at Dungworth The Royal Hotel 7:00pm

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

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Mambo Jambo

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at Cherry Burton Village Hall 7:30pm

"Wonderful musicianship & great stage presence combine with the sheer enthusiasm and joy of their music-they go down a storm wherever they play" The 'Mambo Jambo Jamboree Show' features support from Luke Carver Goss.

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Uk Country Live! Presents Holloway Road

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at London The Garage 7:30pm

UK Country Live! presents BCMA Duo of the Year Holloway Road plus Two Ways Home and Ceri-Rose.

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Jess Morgan

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at London The Winemaker's Club 7:00pm

Laurel Canyon Music are proud to present an evening of wonderful acoustic music in an intimate and candle-lit venue in the heart of London Jess Morgan is a songwriter's songwriter. A cerebral storyteller, her new album is a tumbler of unfancied folk-roots music, with heart, passion and gusto. As well as crafting songs, Jess also hand crafts her own DIY vinyl records. In a recent article The 405 called her a true DIY artist in her element. Seriously, she does it all. When it came for the Norwich-based singer-songwriter to start recording tracks on 'Edison Gloriette' Norway was calling. Jess returned to Bergen team-up with collaborators from her 2010 debut, producer HP Gundersen and producer and studio engineer Daniel Birkeland. She wanted to record slowly and meaningfully following a mad 5 years of touring and rapid releases. 2 weeks in a quiet cabin, alongside a fjord on the outskirts of Bergen was just the right change of pace to record Jess' acutely observed tales of life, love, people and places. The past 5 years have seen Jess cement her place in the burgeoning folk, roots and Americana scene throughout the UK and Europe. Her music has attracted the ears of BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music, Uncut, The Telegraph, The Guardian, R2 and Folk Radio UK, to name a few. Her new album 'Edison Gloriette' follows on from 2015 release 'The Bournemouth EP' which sold-out its limited edition run in less than 24 hours. http://www.jessmorgan.co.uk Our special guest on the night is London based composer and singer-songwriter Tom Hartley Booth, who plays guitar and piano. Tom creates pop and folk songs, stories of comedy, philosophy and love. His atmospheric melodies echo across the room, alternating between haunting, emotive and playful but always tinged with beauty, there is always a sense of something special brewing. Tom released his debut EP 'Courage' in 2015. http://tomhartleybooth.com

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Merry Hell At The Old Courts

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at Wigan The Old Courts 7:30pm

A Hometown gig for the full electric band - don't miss out - it sold out last time and we hate to see people disappointed. Doors will be open at 7.30pm. Merry Hell on stage 9pm for a long set. Event finishes at 11pm This will be a standing gig in the room but there will be a very limited number of reserved seats available by prior arrangement if required - these will be placed at the edges of the room so as not to cause any problems with fire exits etc. As theere are bars are in other parts of the building then the gig is only open to children OVER THE AGE OF 14 - but it will be full, it will be noisy and it will be late and they may well get to see their parents dancing - so why not show them how to have a grand night out!

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The Rheingans Sisters

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at Leicester The Guildhall 7:00am

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Nick Harper

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at Caerphilly Rudry Parish Hall 7:00pm

'Between the Trees' Rudry Music Festival Warm Up https://www.facebook.com/RudryFestival/ Doors 7pm Performance 8.30pm http://www.harperspace.com/

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Nick Harper

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at Caerphilly Rudry Parish Hall 7:00pm

'Between the Trees' Rudry Music Festival Warm Up https://www.facebook.com/RudryFestival/ Doors 7pm Performance 8.30pm http://www.harperspace.com/

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The Jigantics

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at Kettering Arts Centre, St Andrew's Church 7:00pm

Saturday 6th May Tickets £8 in advance (£10 on the door) Doors open 7pm 7:30pm Start THE JIGANTICS A fabulous musical stew combining the finest roots ingredients blues, rock, folk and Americana this brilliant new band brings tremendous musicianship to their many different styles. With something for everyone, delivered with panache and fun, this is a fantastic, highly entertaining, rave-reviewed band who are wowing audiences up and down the land. www.thejigantics.com An award-winning, exceptional singer-songwriter with a voice like chocolate whose fantastic and compelling narrative songs are completely fresh and original. A wonderful talent. Marina Florance Awards: Marina came to performing late in life, however, very soon after making the decision to come out of the kitchen to widen her audience she was awarded Arts Council funding, via the Escalator Project, to record a debut album, Somewhere Down The Line, using this as a platform she has since reached audiences never previously thought possible. www.marinaflorance.com Event website: https://ketteringartscentre.com/events-2017/the-gigantics-with-support-from-marina-florance-coming-up-may-2017/

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The Black Feathers

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at Bisley Village Hall 7:00pm

The Black Feathers, made up of Ray Hughes and Sian Chandler, have an ability to write and perform songs with a touch of magic. This is a chance to come and listen to their music in a small intimate setting. Americana, Folk, and Acoustic Indie Rock sensibilities coexist comfortably in their musical world, with Hughes' guitar work buoying the kind of harmonies often only heard in family bands. 2016 was an incredible year for the The Black Feathers. Their debut album was met with critical acclaim and broke into the Top 10 in the iTunes Country chart and the Official UK Americana Chart. A live album recorded at The Convent in Stroud has also just been released and very well received.

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Sarabeth - The Old School Hall, East Farleigh, Maidstone

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at East Farleigh Old School Hall 7:00pm

Rising Country artist, SaraBeth, is coming to Maidstone.... all the way from Tennessee! Originally from Texas but now big on the country scene in Nashville, she's coming to the UK for the fourth year in a row and we're delighted to be bringing her to Maidstone, along with her support, Glen Mitchell. She'll play this acoustic show in a wonderfully intimate setting of the Old School Hall. Should be an amazing night! Listen to her here on her YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrBUt3H2gtJAwjA9ss6CJyQ Here's what they say about SaraBeth: "Pure, crystalline tones showcase SaraBeth's classical training, but make no mistake, this girl is from Texas" - Country Weekly "SaraBeth is blossoming into a well-rounded and fearless talent..." - Arena "This Texas native proves that she has the potential of becoming the next big female country star" - Digital Journal

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Sarabeth - The Old School Hall, East Farleigh, Maidstone

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at East Farleigh Old School Hall 7:00pm

Rising Country artist, SaraBeth, is coming to Maidstone.... all the way from Tennessee! Originally from Texas but now big on the country scene in Nashville, she's coming to the UK for the fourth year in a row and we're delighted to be bringing her to Maidstone, along with her support, Glen Mitchell. She'll play this acoustic show in a wonderfully intimate setting of the Old School Hall. Should be an amazing night! Listen to her here on her YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrBUt3H2gtJAwjA9ss6CJyQ Here's what they say about SaraBeth: "Pure, crystalline tones showcase SaraBeth's classical training, but make no mistake, this girl is from Texas" - Country Weekly "SaraBeth is blossoming into a well-rounded and fearless talent..." - Arena "This Texas native proves that she has the potential of becoming the next big female country star" - Digital Journal

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Willy Porter & Carmen Nickerson

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at Hutton Rudby Village Hall 7:30pm

Porter Nickerson are a duo that embody the best of what live music has to offer: heart, grit, and the kind of raw musicianship that engages and excites listeners into long term fans. Willy Porter's searing finger-picking guitar style deftly blends with Carmen Nickerson's lush vocals to create an unforgettable sound. Willy Porter is a virtuoso guitarist, having more than ten albums to his back catalogue. He has shared the stage with rock and pop luminaries such as Jeff Beck, Sting, Paul Simon, and Jethro Tull. Willy plays rhythms that make me want to crawl inside his guitar and sleep there forever. Tori Amos [Willy Porter] can captivate an audience as completely as can an entire rock band. Washington Times Thank goodness he doesn't play the flute. Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull. For this UK visit, Willy has teamed up with jazz and blues vocalist and songwriter Carmen Nickerson. They collaborated on the praised 'Bonfire to Ash' album which is to have its UK release to co-inside with this tour.

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Luke Jackson

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at Birmingham Tower of Song 8:00pm

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 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 Rebecca Loebe is a young singer-songwriter who grew up in Atlanta and has done time in DC, Boston and New York, now making her home in Austin, TX. She is known for her distinct voice, well-crafted songs and ability to bring an audience to her journeys, introducing them to the characters she meets and observations she makes as she travels. Quite simply this is a wall-to-wall folk/pop delight Maverick An absolutely stunning voice Atlanta Journal Constitution

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Gypsy Hotel's Springtime Boogie Ball

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at London Bones and Pearl 8:00pm

GYPSY HOTEL (Est. 2006) Bourbon Soaked Snake Charmin' Rock'n'Roll Cabaret SPRINGTIME BOOGIE BALL Saturday 6 May 2017 STARRING! HENRI HERBERT The King Of Supercharged Boogie Piano and His Rockin' Band! - Henri beat the crap out of the ivories in the Jim Jones Revue for a few years, touring the world and appearing on TV shows like Jools Holland and David Letterman. He is also 'that guy that played the piano at Kings Cross station' and became a YouTube sensation with over 10 million views! 2016 saw Henri complete a world tour in support of his 2 solo EPs and open for Richard Hawley at three sold out shows. We are super excited to have Henri and his band checking into Gypsy Hotel! SARAH VISTA - Spaghetti Western Billy! Outlaw song-stress with tales to tell and asses to kick and her deadly band fully loaded with tall tales of revenge and retribution! PAUL-RONNEY ANGEL & MLLE CHAT NOIR - Gypsy Blues Country Jazz! Your host Mr Angel teams up with violin goddess Sophie to kick off the night! PLUS BURLESQUE AND CIRCUS ACTS TBA! On The Decks: DJ SCRATCHY - Tour DJ to The Clash, The Pogues, The Urban Voodoo Machine & Gogol Bordello spinning Rhythm'n'Blues, Gypsy, Ska, Rockabilly, Latin & Beyond! BONES & PEARL STUDIOS 60-68 Markfield Rd Seven Sisters / Tottenham London N15 4QA Tube: Seven Sisters (Victoria Line) Doors 8pm Drinkin' and Dancin' till 2am Tickets £9.99 advance / £13 OTD FREE SHOT OF BOURBON TO THE FIRST 50 THROUGH THE DOOR! www.facebook.com/GypsyHotel Contact: pr@theurbanvoodoomachine.com If you have 12 hours to live, spend them at Gypsy Hotel! - TIME OUT London's most decadent underground club night! - VIVE LE ROCK

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Bcb 10th Anniversary Ceilidh

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at Chesterfield Londsley Green Community Center 7:30pm

Come along and celebrate the Brampton Community Band's 10th birthday. Tickets: Adults £8.00 - - (plus booking fee) Children (Under 18) £5.00 - - (plus booking fee) 7:30PM to 10:30PM No dance experience necessary as our caller will guide you! Price includes chip butty. Bring your own drinks.

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Bcb 10th Anniversary Ceilidh

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at Chesterfield Londsley Green Community Center 7:30pm

Come along and celebrate the Brampton Community Band's 10th birthday. Tickets: Adults £8.00 - - (plus booking fee) Children (Under 18) £5.00 - - (plus booking fee) 7:30PM to 10:30PM No dance experience necessary as our caller will guide you! Price includes chip butty. Bring your own drinks.

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Hunter Muskett

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 7:00pm

Hunter Muskett is an acoustic/electric 4-piece playing distinctive original songs in a folky, bluesy, sometimes Americana vein. Originally formed in 1969 they played at home and abroad until 1974. Doug Morter went on to become the 'go-to' vocalist/guitarist of the folk/rock scene, while Chris George became a highly respected guitar maker. Since reforming in 2010 Hunter Muskett tours again, and has produced two new albums: 'That Was Then This Is Now' and 'Unafraid and Sober'. "unpretentious...classy...sunny and grin-inducing" Pre-show cafe meals available from 18.00 but ONLY if pre-booked on 01326 341353

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Hunter Muskett

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 7:00pm

Hunter Muskett is an acoustic/electric 4-piece playing distinctive original songs in a folky, bluesy, sometimes Americana vein. Originally formed in 1969 they played at home and abroad until 1974. Doug Morter went on to become the 'go-to' vocalist/guitarist of the folk/rock scene, while Chris George became a highly respected guitar maker. Since reforming in 2010 Hunter Muskett tours again, and has produced two new albums: 'That Was Then This Is Now' and 'Unafraid and Sober'. "unpretentious...classy...sunny and grin-inducing" Pre-show cafe meals available from 18.00 but ONLY if pre-booked on 01326 341353

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Tarantella Beats Party With Amaraterra

on Sat, 6 May 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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Ceilidh With Hekety And John Brown

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at Holmfirth Civic Hall 7:30pm

Holmfirth Festival of Folk Saturday Ceilidh 8 - 11pm

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Wild Willy Barrett's French Connection

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at New Mills Spring Bank Arts Centre 7:00pm

From a cafe in Paris, via a hoolie in Dublin, to a night out in New Orleans with rip-roaring fiddle and banjo this band does it all! Imagine stumbling across a smoky back street bar, late night jam: Django Reinhardt and The Pogues; Robert Johnson accompanies Edith Piaf; Bob Marley's jammin' with Stéphane Grappelli; Tom Waits joins in. This is French Connection. Licensed Bar 7.00 pm Music from 7.30 pm

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Kalandra

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at Holmfirth Parish Church 7:30pm

Saturday evening concert featuring Kalandra with support from our own Robert Sharp

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Fiddle Day With Sam Sweeney

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at Sheffield Dungworth Village Hall 10:00am

Fiddle Day with Sam Sweeney Saturday 6 May, Dungworth Village Hall 10.00am - 5.00pm Intermediate/Advanced Level £30/£20 concession (Student/Unemployed) We're really happy to welcome Sam back to present another day long fiddle workshop to stretch your ability and to get some groove into your fiddle playing. 10.00 - 11.30am: The right arm - the secret to unlocking the brilliant fiddle player inside you! It's a misconception that the left hand makes a great fiddler. This session will look at the reasons why bowing is the key to making great fiddle music and taking steps towards unleashing your potential to make your playing a lot groovier. BREAK 11.45am - 1.15pm: Sound quality - what sound do you want to make? A session talking about and working on making the sound you want to make. We'll take a look at ways of achieving the sound quality that you want. LUNCH 2.15pm - 3:45pm: Creating A Groove - the key to playing English tunes English music has earned a reputation for being lumpy and devoid of groove. It needn't (and mustn't!) be this way. A creative look at how to get that much needed dancey feel into your tune playing. BREAK 4.00pm- 5.00pm: Putting it all together and trouble shooting A chance to recap the day altogether and answer any questions you might have about anything fiddle related. If you're comfortable doing so, please bring an issue that you wouldn't mind raising in front of the group and we will have a go at addressing individual fiddle problems in front of the group. We won't get through all of them, but be prepared with a question or issue. Any tunes we learn on the day will be learned by ear and sheet music won't be provided.

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Fiddle Day With Sam Sweeney

on Sat, 6 May 2017 at Sheffield Dungworth Village Hall 10:00am

Fiddle Day with Sam Sweeney Saturday 6 May, Dungworth Village Hall 10.00am - 5.00pm Intermediate/Advanced Level £30/£20 concession (Student/Unemployed) We're really happy to welcome Sam back to present another day long fiddle workshop to stretch your ability and to get some groove into your fiddle playing. 10.00 - 11.30am: The right arm - the secret to unlocking the brilliant fiddle player inside you! It's a misconception that the left hand makes a great fiddler. This session will look at the reasons why bowing is the key to making great fiddle music and taking steps towards unleashing your potential to make your playing a lot groovier. BREAK 11.45am - 1.15pm: Sound quality - what sound do you want to make? A session talking about and working on making the sound you want to make. We'll take a look at ways of achieving the sound quality that you want. LUNCH 2.15pm - 3:45pm: Creating A Groove - the key to playing English tunes English music has earned a reputation for being lumpy and devoid of groove. It needn't (and mustn't!) be this way. A creative look at how to get that much needed dancey feel into your tune playing. BREAK 4.00pm- 5.00pm: Putting it all together and trouble shooting A chance to recap the day altogether and answer any questions you might have about anything fiddle related. If you're comfortable doing so, please bring an issue that you wouldn't mind raising in front of the group and we will have a go at addressing individual fiddle problems in front of the group. We won't get through all of them, but be prepared with a question or issue. Any tunes we learn on the day will be learned by ear and sheet music won't be provided.

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Threepenny Bit

on Sun, 7 May 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Hampshire-based Threepenny Bit are an example of how traditional dance tunes and contemporary sounds can be blended into a fresh interpretation of folk music. This dynamic eight-piece band combines a group of diehard folkies with some of the finest young jazz and classical musicians in the south. They play bold arrangements of traditional and original tunes with infectious stage energy. The band's diverse influences enable them to explore traditional music without restraint, and with their impressive line up of saxophone, clarinet, bass guitar and drums, alongside accordion, flute, violin and guitar, Threepenny Bit create an unparalleled wall of sound. Their approach has led to regular appearances across the length and breadth of the UK folk scene in recent years, always providing an "all out musical bombardment"! 'Bursting with energy' - The Telegraph 'The most head-spinningly original album to emerge from the current crop of young folk collectives this year... Forget nodding along approvingly, this is an all-out musical bombardment' - Rob Fearnly, Bright Young Folk It's addictive stuff as forays into rock and jazz blend with interpretations of trad British Dances The Musician 2014 saw Threepenny Bit take their sound another step further with the release of their third album, Pantomime Cannon. The composition and recording of this album was approached in a completely different way, in an effort to capture the energy of their live shows. Previous albums had seen each instrument recorded in isolation, but a move to The Ranch Production House with its cavernous live room allowed the band to play their new arrangements as one. The album was released in September 2014 to universal critical acclaim and widespread radio play. Their prominence on the festival circuit has also increased with 2015 seeing the band perform at Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Ely Folk Festival, Wimborne Minster Folk Festival and the London Folk Festival as well as returning to Sidmouth Folk Week, Purbeck Valley Folk Festival, Folk on the Quay, Rochester Sweeps Festival and Folk Weekend Oxford.

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Luke Daniels

on Sun, 7 May 2017 at Canterbury The Black Robin Inn 6:00pm

Described by Songlines as a future classic and by Acoustic Magazine as an enchanting delight ★★★★ award-winning singer and composer Luke Daniels brings his solo show which uses an original 19th century Polyphon machine as part of the performance. Live, clockwork and sampled sound beautifully crafted into modern morality tales and intriguing instrumental music. Luke's work as a member of the Cara Dillon Band or Riverdance Orchestra sets his pedigree at the very highest level and promises a night of outstanding acoustic songs and music. The Polyphon is a disc-playing music box, a mechanical device manufactured in Leipzig, Germany in 1880. Disc projections, called plectra, engage with a series of ratchet-like star wheels,that, when moved through 40 degrees on their axis, pluck 120 teeth on the instruments bed plate and comb, these teeth then resonate, sounding predetermined notes. Upon the musical comb,the fast treble notes are sounded furthest from the centre and the slower base notes nearest the centre. Newly manufactured 19 and 5/8th inch diameter steel discs rotate at 1.4 rpm and perform the first new music written for Polyphon in over a century. Doors 6pm for 6.30pm start Tickets £12 online £13 cash or cheque in advance £14 on the door

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Lankum (formerly Lynched)

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

Nominated for 'Best Group', 'Best Album' & 'Horizon Award' at BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016. Lankum are a four-piece traditional folk group from Dublin, Ireland, who combine distinctive four-part vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, concertina, Russian accordion, fiddle and guitar. Their repertoire spans humorous Dublin music-hall ditties and street-songs, classic ballads from the Traveller tradition, traditional Irish and American dance tunes, and their own original material. 'Cold Old Fire' was recorded in August 2013, and although fundamentally an album of traditional Irish song, heavily influenced by Irish legends such as Frank Harte, Planxty and The Dubliners, subtle traces of the group's collective influences can be detected, from American old-timey music, ambient techno and psychedelic folk, to black metal, punk and rock n' roll. Since then, the group have completed a six-week coast-to-coast tour of the United States, as well as performing in the last two years alongside some notable artists, including Blackbird Raum, Harry Bradley, Daoiri Farrell, Fred Fortune, Mike Gangloff, Paddy & Séamus Glackin, Barry Gleeson, Landless, Lau, Leyla McCalla, Jem Mitchell, Liam O'Connor & Seán McKeon, Morgan O'Kane, Lisa O'Neill, Tim Scanlon and Skipper's Alley. The band played a blinding set at last year's Celtic Connections festival, where they were snapped up for both Cambridge Folk Festival and Sidmouth FolkWeek 2015. A live TV appearance on the Later With Jools Holland and a sold out UK followed. 'The most convincing band to come out of Ireland for years!' 5 stars - The Guardian 'Anarchic, yet connected, rootsy and gutsy I love their music, it is just so damn good!' - Mike Harding 'Cold Old Fire is a sure contender for any Irish album of the year lists.' - Songlines

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Hat Fitz & Cara

on Sun, 7 May 2017 at Chidham Hambrook Village Hall 7:00pm

Acoustic blues in a wonderfully atmospheric hall which used to be a Maltings.

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Hat Fitz & Cara

on Sun, 7 May 2017 at Chidham Hambrook Village Hall 7:00pm

Acoustic blues in a wonderfully atmospheric hall which used to be a Maltings.

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Willy Porter & Carmen Nickerson

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

Willy returns to Stoke for a third time, bringing with him this time his co-writing & singing partner Carmen Nickerson. Porter's latest album "Bonfire to Ash" is set to be released on 28th October 2016. This is his 9th studio album and features the co-writing skills and voice of the wonderful Carmen Nickerson, who has been touring the US with Willy over recent years. A500 Music are delighted to announce that Carmen will be onstage here in Fulford with Willy in May, bringing a new dimension to Willy's already amazing stage shows. Talking about his new album, Willy said "Carmen and I pushed each other very hard to write and record this work. The result is an album of songs that highlights our mutual desire to challenge ourselves as writers and singers, digging into the truths we have come to know through our own stories and journeys. We wanted to create some music from the point of view of two people trying to walk through the world, together and alone ‒ from the optimism of "In Bloom" to the reflective power of "Living Proof" and the despondence and recriminations of "Echo of Love". For us, Bonfire sketches a roadmap of human triumphs, questions, and desires." Those who have already seen Willy onstage with us will know what a great solo performer the man is but this next show promises to be even more magical. 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.

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An Acoustic Evening With Nine Below Zero's Frontmen Dennis Greaves And Mark Feltham

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

Nine Below Zero's founding members, Dennis Greaves and Mark Feltham are going back to their blues roots and are performing a series of intimate, acoustic concerts as a duo. Covering songs by blues legends such as Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Jimmy Reed, Slim Harpo and Leadbelly. They will also play unplugged versions of well known Nine Below Zero material. info 07815 620402

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Softlysoftly Presents Gemma Khawaja + Hickory Signals + Tim Jones & The Dark Lanterns

on Sun, 7 May 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. GEMMA KHAWAJA Gemma joined us at our Christmas special, so we're glad she's able to come along to our May session too... Lovely traditional folk songs. https://gemmakhawaja.bandcamp.com/ HICKORY SIGNALS Sussex based multi-instrumentalist boy/girl duo with a wide array of folky songs from ballads to shanties. https://hickorysignals.bandcamp.com/ TIM JONES & THE DARK LANTERNS It's been too long since Tim & crew played so we're delighted to have them back to play some more traditional folk and self-written songs timjonesmusic.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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Luke Jackson & Rebecca Loebe

on Sun, 7 May 2017 at Abington Village Hall 7:00pm

Show starts 7:30 pm

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John Moreland + Noah Gundersen

on Sun, 7 May 2017 at Leeds Left Bank 7:30pm

John Moreland, High on Tulsa Heat. Some days, being John Moreland has to hurt. As others bury experiences and stifle regrets, Moreland pokes old wounds until you're sure they've got to be bleeding again. It's painful. But in Moreland's care, it's also breathtakingly beautiful. With the release of his highly anticipated third solo album High on Tulsa Heat (out April 21st via Thirty Tigers), he offers another round of the lyrics-first, gorgeously plaintive songs that have earned him devoted listeners across the country see more johnmoreland.net For Noah Gundersen, the past few years have brought about immense growth and change, both as an artist and as a young man grappling with issues of identity and independence. It should come as little surprise, then, that his stunning new album, Carry The Ghost, is so heavily influenced by existential philosophy. What's so striking, though, is hearing a 25-year-old articulate such weighty themes, packaging them into heartbreakingly gorgeous melodies with a plainspoken language that cuts to the quick upon first listen. Then again, Noah Gundersen has never aimed for ordinary see more noahgundersenmusic.com

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The Rheingans Sisters At Walthamstow Folk

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

Fiddle-singers Rowan and Anna have gone from 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Nominees for the Horizon prize for best newcomers to establishing themselves as one of the most respected duos on the scene. Playing traditional material as well as their own songs and compositions, in addition to their duelling fiddles and voices, the guys play a rich tapestry of banjo, bansitar, viola, kantele and other instruments. But more than that, they play it like they mean it. At present a limited number of advance tickets are on sale here, and at the club on Sunday evenings. You may still be able to pay on the night but please check the club website for updates as show may sell out.. 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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Keith Donnelly

on Sun, 7 May 2017 at Holmfirth Masonic Hall 3:00pm

Holmfirth Festival of Folk Sunday afternoon concert with Keith Donnelly and support from Georgia Shackleton Trio 15.30 to 17.30

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Kathryn Roberts And Sean Lakeman

on Mon, 8 May 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Twin daughters and a folk-rock whirlwind forced Kathryn Roberts (Vocals / Piano / Woodwind), and Sean Lakeman (Guitar), to sideline their popular duo performances in the mid noughties. Now the timing is right for a return to form from the Dartmoor based couple. Two of the British folk scenes most accomplished performers, Kathryn and Sean have graced stages the world over in a number of guises, however, the intimacy and strength of passion shown as a duo, combined with an eclectic repertoire ensures a rare treat for any listener. With a story that includes music making with the likes of Seth Lakeman, Cara Dillon, Levellers, Kate Rusby and Show of Hands, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have established themselves as pillars of modern British folk

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The Goat Roper Rodeo Band

on Mon, 8 May 2017 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe 7:00pm

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Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman

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

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Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman

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

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Bonfire Radicals

on Mon, 8 May 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

The Bonfire Radicals have been marvellously described as a Medieval plough-girls' lunch of Chaucerian troubadours meets Captain Beefheart; strings, myriad recorders and clarinet raga-beats to a 'Balkan Divorce Dance' breakdown, () a delightful conundrum 'n bass pizzicato jiggery-poguery. (John Kennedy). They're an 8-piece from Birmingham intelligently weaving together Klezmer and eastern European inspired woodwind, Scottish born and bred fiddles, hard hitting guitar and bass.

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The Lowest Pair At Grateful Fred's

on Mon, 8 May 2017 at Formby Cafe D'Art 7:30pm

Kendl Winter, born in Arkansas, moved to Olympia, Washington after high school, drawn to the evergreen forests and the lively and thriving music scene. She put three solo records out on Olympia's indie label, K Records, and performed in nationally-touring northwest string bands before beginning The Lowest Pair in 2013 with Palmer T. Lee. Palmer built his first banjo when he was 19 from pieces he serendipitously inherited. Shortly after deciding songwriting would be the most effective and enjoyable medium for his musings, he began cutting his teeth fronting Minneapolis string bands and touring the midwest festival circuit, which is where he and Kendl first met, on the banks of the Mississippi. Both of us studied roots music and traditional banjo techniques, three finger and clawhammer. We started there and then from our understanding of them have diverged, perhaps because of our own limitations, and probably because we both tend to err on creative. Even when we are attempting to recreate old sounds, we can't help but have our own twist on it. We approach our instruments as vehicles to explore poetry, song, and melody and have kind of been making up our own sounds in the places where we couldn't find ones that seemed to fit or make sense to us. We recorded our first album (36cents) in Dave Simonett's basement a month after we began playing together, and our second (The Sacred Heart Sessions) , a year later, in a beautiful old church in Duluth, MN. -Kendl "a duo who doesn't mind taking the occasional whiff at wide scope lyrical profundity and they connect here with a sweeping personal look at their own lives and the hearts of those around them." -No Depression, Cyrus Rhodes "With their bare-bones instrumentation and country-inspired, heartstring-tugging narratives, The Lowest Pair might be one of the best under-the-radar Americana duos today." -PASTE MAGAZINE, Hillary Saunders

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Bob Fox

on Tue, 9 May 2017 at Croydon The Oval Tavern 7:30pm

Bob Fox (Songman in the West End "Warhorse" show) and currently on tour with the Pitmen Poets show, comes to Croydon for the first time. More details to follow, but worth putting in your diary now.

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Northumbria Festival - Special Offer!

on Tue, 9 May 2017 at Croydon The Oval Tavern 7:30pm

Special offer - tickets for both Bob Fox on 09/05/17 and Alistair Anderson on 11/05/17 at £15 instead of the £17.50 it would cost to buy both tickets separately.

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Anna & Elizabeth @ Wychwood Folk Club

on Tue, 9 May 2017 at Shipton-Under-Wychwood New Beaconsfield Hall 7:30pm

Tues 9th May Anna & Elizabeth @ Wychwood Folk Club New Beaconsfield Hall, Station Road, Shipton under Wychwood, Oxon, OX7 6BQ 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 The collaboration between Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle spans worldsbetween their homes in Brooklyn and rural Virginia; between deep study of mountain ballads and explorations into the avant garde. One year ago found them researching in traditional music archives in Vermont and Virginia, then using that raw material to develop new work at residencies at the Virginia Centre for Creative Arts and the MacDowell Colony. They spent the summer and fall touring across the US, UK, and Ireland, including The Newport Folk Festival and Cambridge Folk Festival (UK). Their mission is to balance respect for traditional music and musicians who came before with a relentless push into new artistic territories. The pair's growing acclaim springs from a shared quartet of talents: Both are historians, storytellers, visual artists, and gifted, intuitive musiciansin combination, a ground-breaking approach.

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Ladies Of The Blues: Elles Bailey + Gabriella Jones + Amy Khonsari

on Tue, 9 May 2017 at London 100 Club 7:15pm

100 Club TUESDAY BLUES presents LADIES OF THE BLUES ELLES BAILEY GABRIELLA JONES AMY KHONSARI www.solidentertainments.com/100club

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Tia Mcgraff + Jim Boggia

on Tue, 9 May 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TIA McGRAFF Described as the female Gordon Lightfoot of modern Country/Folk music, Canadian native, Tia McGraff, is a renowned international recording artist who captivates lovers of the story song with her haunting vocal presence and lyrical style. Tia will be lighting up the stage with guitarist (Colorado native and Nashville honed song writer/producer), Tommy Parham. I was reminded of Canada's great musical heritage; we have already mentioned The Band, but also Gordon Lightfoot to whom Tia has been compared as his female equivalent. Go and see them and come back to the UK soon Tia and Tommy. LYNDON BOLTON FOR NO DEPRESSION MAGAZINE JUNE 8, 2016 JIM BOGGIA For more than 20 years, Jim Boggia has been winning over fans, critics, contemporaries and luminaries alike with his uncompromising devotion to the sort of winsomely nostalgic, emotionally direct songcraft that's impervious to age. His sonically intelligent retro-pop manifesto informs three studio albums2001's Fidelity Is the Enemy, 2005's Safe in Sound and 2008's Misadventures in Stereoand he's worked with a startling array of artists, including Aimee Mann, Juliana Hatfield, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Bernadette Peters, David Poe, NRBQ's Big Al Anderson, famed Beach Boys lyricist Tony Asher, MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer, Attractions drummer Pete Thomas, esteemed '70s pop misfit Emitt Rhodes, and Canadian songstress Amanda Marshall. Also an accomplished singer and guitarist, Boggia performs with the well-known New York City-based Beatles tribute band, the Fab Faux, as well as Mad Dogs & Dominos, an 18-piece collective headed by a heavyweight roster that includes Blues Brothers alum Lou Marini and producer John Leventhal. Oh, and he plays a mean ukulele.

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Steve Knightley

on Wed, 10 May 2017 at Uckfield Civic Centre 7:00pm

A solo performance from one of the UK's foremost singer songwriters .........STEVE KNIGHTLEY regularly tours the country either as a solo act or as part of the hugely successful SHOW OF HANDS. Equally at home as an individual artist or with his band Steve never fails to deliver a wonderful performance whether in your local village hall or at venues such as The Royal Albert Hall. His well crafted songs capture the atmosphere and history of his native West Country whilst also touching on contemporary issues in a very telling manner. Songs are introduced with some wonderful stories and anecdotes and certainly not lacking in humour. Steve is not only one of the best singers you will ever hear but also a top instrumentalist.........a born entertainer and certainly not one to miss.

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Ninebarrow / The Dovetail Trio

on Wed, 10 May 2017 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Phillip Henry And Hannah Martin: The Out Of The Ordinary Tour

on Wed, 10 May 2017 at Cardiff Norwegian Church 7:30pm

Doors open at 7.30pm, show starts at 8pm. The show will be seated, there will be two sets, and a bar will be open. The show should finish around 10pm.

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Calan: 'solomon' Album Tour

on Wed, 10 May 2017 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

Fiddles, guitar, accordion, bagpipes and step dancing explode into life when Calan, the energetic young folk band from Wales, take to the stage. They breathe fire into the old traditions with their infectious rhythms and high voltage routines before melting into some of the most beautiful and haunting songs as they explore the legends of Wales' very own fairy realm with tales of magic, myth and mischief. With the release of their latest album Solomon, Calan tells the story of the old Welsh fairy realm and how sometimes mystic tales and Pokémon GO can come together get young people roaming the meadows. The Fairyland Trust have long since had the idea; they encourage children to explore nature by creating as they put it '... Magical Workshops through which children can learn about nature in a creative and imaginative way, using authentic British nature-based folklore.' Folklore and folk music. Now that can't be bad. Calan have introduced a new generation of music fans to Welsh traditional music and continue to do so as they tour across Wales, throughout the UK, Europe, North America and beyond. Great fun, a huge sense of humour, and step-dancing from a champion dancer makes for an outstanding show.

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Lady Maisery

on Wed, 10 May 2017 at Stoke-on-Trent St Lawrence's Church Biddulph 7:30pm

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New Roots Presents: The Little Unsaid/ Tobias Ben Jacob & Lukas Drinkwater

on Wed, 10 May 2017 at London The Old Queens Head;'' 7:30pm

7.30 pm, Weds 10th May, The Old Queens Head Please note the venue consists of both seating and standing areas- you will need to arrive at 7.30 pm in order to ensure a seat. Music begins at 8.15 pm. Recent winners of the Steve Reid InNOVAtion Award for boundary-pushing new music creators,The Little Unsaid haves pent the last year travelling the UK and Europe, leaving audiences emotionally rapt with a live show that's been described as 'a thumping depth of passion, recalling the intensity and melancholic overtones of Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen.' Led by Yorkshire-born songwriter and multi-instrumentalist John Elliott, the band have just completed their forthcoming album, Imagined Hymns & Chaingang Mantras,recorded with Radiohead engineer and acclaimed film score producer Graeme Stewart. With a rigorous work ethic and a genre-spanning approach to songwriting that embraces elements of electronica, folk, jazz and alt-rock, it's no surprise that Elliott and the band have attracted the attention of the Steve Reid Foundation,formed in honour of the ground-breaking Miles Davis and Fela Kuti drummer. Working with a diverse range of mentors through the foundation's award programme, including Gilles Peterson, Floating Points and FourTet, the band are embarking on an album launch tour in the UK this spring, culminating in a return to major festivals throughout the summer. It's here on the live circuit that the band have steadily built their reputation for creating electric,emotionally-charged performances, and this remains where their hunger lies. One of the must-see rising live acts of 2017.'Entrancing songwriting...deeply atmospheric' ClashMagazine 'Extraordinary music. This is an amazing act' -Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2' An enigmatic and unique talent' -Birmingham Wire Website : http://www.thelittleunsaid.com Youtube : http://www.youtube.com/thelittleunsaid 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. 'Inventive and thrilling' R2: Rock n Reel 'Definitely one to watch out for' Late Junction .BBC Radio 3 'Stand out new folk superb.. excellent' Chris Hawkins, BBC Radio 6 Website: http://www.tobiasbenjacob.com/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6JzqlkN8jk New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk scene. It's committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves- for this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones while artists are performing. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible. www.newrootsevents.com https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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Willy Porter + Carmen Nickerson

on Wed, 10 May 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Porter Nickerson are a duo that embody the best of what live music has to offer: heart, grit, and the kind of raw mu- sicianship that transforms listeners into long-time fans. Willy Porter's seering finger-picking guitar style deftly blends with Carmen Nickerson's lush vocals to create an unforgettable sound that resonates long after the last chord fades. A virtuoso guitarist, Porter has more than ten albums to his catalogue in- cluding Dog Eared Dream (1994) which yielded the top 10 AAA single, Angry Words. He has shared the stage with rock and pop luminaries such as Jeff Beck, Sting, Paul Simon, Tori Amos and Jethro Tull. Nickerson is an accomplished Jazz, R&B, and Rock vocalist from the Midwest who has also contributed her talents to studio and voice-over work in L.A. The pair met following the release of Porter's 2010 album How to Rob a Bank and, finding their musical sensibilities a quick match, began collaborating soon after. The result has been a rich experience of performing and writing: Nickerson's vocals feature on the yearning Iowa Sky from Porter's 2013 EP Cheeseburgers and Gasoline and on the song This Train from 2015's Human Kindness. In 2016 the pair were featured music guests on NPR's A Prairie Home Companion, performing on one of Garrison Keillor's last broadcasts. With more than five years of stage and studio work under their belts, both Porter and Nickerson were excited to fuse their singular talents on a new album of original co-writes: Bonfire to Ash (2016), produced by Grammy winning producer Ben Wisch (Marc Cohn, Jonatha Brooke) and featuring Bassist Zev Katz and Drummer/Producer Ben Wittman. The songs on this record chart experiences that bridge the intimate with the universal, recognizable in the thirsty shoots of new love (Old Red Barn) and in the urgency to act before love skids out of reach forever (Loving On Her Mind). Porter and Nickerson borrow from their strong stage chemistry to render the same kind of musical conversation that unfolds in performance within a stu- dio setting. The result are tunes like the aching If You Stay, which travels the arc of a relationship born, lost, and tentatively rediscovered and Earthquake, a rockin, playful plea for release from the exquisite tension of romance perched on the edge of becoming something else. This dialogic style broadens to consider the connections and values forged in the communities we call home (Living Proof) and in the re- sponsibility we have to the planet that gives itself to house us (Plant A Garden). Bonfire to Ash compiles candid snapshots of the human journey, exposing ideas such as hope, regret, love, loss, and connection that remain im- mutable against time, history, or place.

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Martin Simpson

on Thu, 11 May 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Martin Simpson has transcended borders and oceans to quietly become a superb storyteller and musician of great depth and unquestionable taste. Stephen Fearing The remarkable intimate solo performances Martin gives go from strength to strength - every gig is a masterclass. He travels the length and breadth of the UK and beyond, giving rapt audiences passion, sorrow, love, beauty, tragedy and majesty through his playing. What's it like being the best guitar player in the world? Martin's modesty and grace prevented him from answering this BBC Radio 4 interviewer's question recently, but the facts speak for themselves. 40 years after he recorded his first album, Golden Vanity, in 1976, Martin is known as a guitarist of formidable talent. Equally at home playing English traditional folk, American folk and blues and his own compositions, he is consistently named as one of the very finest fingerstyle guitar players in the world. He is listed in Gibson Guitars' Top 30 Acoustic Guitarists of all time, and Acoustic Guitar readers voted him number 12 guitarist in the world in 2005. Universally acclaimed as one of the finest ever acoustic and slide guitar players, and a fine banjo-picker to boot, his solo shows bear witness to an artist at the very top of his game. Whether interpreting material from tradition or singing his own potent self-penned songs, Simpson is a remarkable storyteller: captivating and profoundly moving. His own songwriting produced the poignant 'Never Any Good', from Prodigal Son, 2007's Folk Album of the Year. Martin continues to collaborate with a dazzling array of people from across the musical spectrum: Jackson Browne, Martin Taylor, June Tabor, Richard Hawley, Bonnie Raitt, Danny Thompson, David Hidalgo, Danú, Richard Thompson and Dom Flemons are among the great musicians he has worked with. In recent years, he has been a lynchpin in the award-winning Full English, The Elizabethan Sessions and, in 2015, recorded Murmurs, an exciting new album with Andy Cutting and Nancy Kerr. He has had the most nominations of any performer in the 15 years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, an astonishing 31 times, 12 of those as Musician of the Year, winning that particular accolade twice. A virtuoso player without question, but above all Martin Simpson conveys his diverse treasure trove of material from the heart, performing with rare subtlety, intensity and honesty. A true master of his art. Martin is in a class of his own. He is such an expressive player; he is ingenious in his use of the guitar. You can listen to one of his songs and three or four minutes in, he has only used the top four strings and not even played a bass note yet, and when he does, it feels like an orchestra coming in. His clarity of playing is just amazing. Jackson Browne One of the virtuoso instrumentalists of the English music scene 'Sounds better than ever' **** 4 Stars The Guardian Simpson has become a fine interpreter of traditional and other songs, as well as a notable writer of his own. The Times 'Simpson's latest is a potent blend of the highest calibreSimpson has never sung or played better' Acoustic Magazine 'One of our finest traditional musicians, Simpson's latest album offers a roving overview of his talents' **** 4 Stars Uncut 'An excellent collection of material drawn from both sides of the Atlantic handled with loving care by Simpson and aided by some of the biggest names in folk' **** 4 Stars Maverick www.martinsimpson.com

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David Corley

on Thu, 11 May 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 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- David Corley's 2015 debut Available Light earned international critical accolades, and featured prominently on years' best lists across Europe,Ireland and the U.K. The Lafayette Indiana songwriter returns tothe UK, accompanied by producer and multi instrumentalist Hugh Christopher Brown and acclaimed Canadian picker Joey Wright. Corley's debut album Available Light, beautifully arranged and produced by the multi-instrumentalist Hugh Christopher Brown on Wolfe Island, Canada, is receiving international raves and earning comparisons toTom Waits, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Lou Reed. Jonathan Sanders, NUVO put it this way: After hearing David Corley's debut album Available Light, one could say the Lafayette native arrived out of nowhere at age 53, akin to hitting a homer in his first at-bat. But the album is a product of a 30-year cross-country odyssey of self-exploration, one of those rare moments where a lifetime of experience comes to bear in a single album you have to hear. It is that experience which shines through, particularly in his gritty, road-worn voice, which he uses to bring the movie of his life into vivid technicolor. Allan Jones, Uncut Magazine rated the album 9 out of 10 stars and exclaimed Corley is a striking new voiceraise a glass to Available Light!

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3 Daft Monkeys

on Thu, 11 May 2017 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds 7:30pm

With Celtic and eastern influences, the 3 Daft Monkeys' dynamic style of world-influenced folk music and infectious dancing rhythms will leave you breathless, enthralled and exhilarated. After experiencing the band's notoriously energetic live performance at Glastonbury Festival last summer, Mark Radcliffe declared them as one of his Highlights of the Festival on BBC TV coverage, and subsequently invited them to play a session on his BBC Radio 2 Folk Show. The band have also performed a live session with Whispering Bob Harris on Radio 2. With their quirky and original approach to music, and their passion, intensity and sheer joy of life, 3 Daft Monkeys have gained themselves a large and loyal cult following. Their music is hard to pigeon-hole, mixing and crossing many musical genres from Celtic, Klezmer, Gypsy, Balkan, Latin, Ska, Dub Reggae,Indie, Rock and even a hint of Shostakovich.

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Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith

on Thu, 11 May 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

These debut visitors are building a solid reputation on the folk scene for their arresting and moving performances. The songs, both traditional and original, are always given centre stage, brought to life with sensitive arrangements (mostly for guitar and banjo) and stunning vocals. Above all, there is an integrity that shines through their performances. Check them out at www.jimmyandsidduo.com.

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Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith

on Thu, 11 May 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

These debut visitors are building a solid reputation on the folk scene for their arresting and moving performances. The songs, both traditional and original, are always given centre stage, brought to life with sensitive arrangements (mostly for guitar and banjo) and stunning vocals. Above all, there is an integrity that shines through their performances. Check them out at www.jimmyandsidduo.com.

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Charlie Dore - Dark Matter - The Album Charlie Dore - With Julian Littman & Gareth Huw Davies

on Thu, 11 May 2017 at London St. Pancras Church 7:00pm

CHARLIE DORE - DARK MATTER - THE ALBUM LAUNCH with JULIAN LITTMAN & GARETH HUW DAVIES 'A gift for melody, brave, poignant, entertaining, original ' Guardian ★★★★ A very special evening of eclectic, contemporary folk as multi-award winner Charlie Dore, one of the UK's most respected songwriters teams up with multi-instrumentalist Julian Littman of Steeleye Spanfor the London launch her brand new album, Dark Matter. They'll be joined by virtuoso 5-string double bass player Gareth Huw Davies. The new collection, including titles Two Thousand Hour Lightbulb, 15 Minutes With Danny Kaye and Personal Hell promises a fast moving show as the pair swap guitars, mandolin, harmonium, ukulele, piano and autoharp as well as introducing some new and different flavours to shine a very personal light on her mysterious subject matter. They'll also dip into favourites from the past 6 albums as well as sharing original acoustic versions of hits Charlie has written for others, including George Harrison and Jimmy Nail. They may even play a version of Pilot of the Airwaves if we ask nicely... 'Beautific of voice, fragrant of melody and lyrically fearless' MOJO ★★★★

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Alistair Anderson

on Thu, 11 May 2017 at Croydon The Oval Tavern 7:30pm

Alistair Anderson is internationally recognized as the master of the English Concertina and a fine performer on the Northumbrian Pipes. "He is a treat to watch... His involvement and delight in the music are infectious... Beautiful music, played with skill, taste and affection. fRoots The pleasure comes chiefly from the excellence of the playing. The concertina emerges as a flexible and sensitive instrument; in the hands of a player of Anderson's quality it is amazing what it can achieve. The Guardian He remains one of this country's most majestic and inclusive instrumentalists Colin Irwin, fROOTS, March 2010

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My Darling Clementine

on Thu, 11 May 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

For what began life as a side project for Michael Weston King & Lou Dalgleish, a labour of love, a homage to the classic country duets, My Darling Clementine is now very much part of the country and Americana landscape, courtesy of 3 critically acclaimed albums, over 350 shows across Europe and N. America, and numerous awards. Re-uniting with Neil Brockbank, the new album, Still Testifying, was recorded over the summer of 2016 and will be released in May. Stylistically, it is a further shifting away from classic country to embrace gospel and country soul. But if the musical landscape has changed then the message and tone of the songs stay pretty constant. 2 adults, a man and woman, singing to each, about each other, for and against each other

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Quercus: June Tabor, Iain Ballamy & Huw Warren

on Thu, 11 May 2017 at London Kings Place 8:00pm

June Tabor voice Iain Ballamy soprano & tenor saxophones Huw Warren piano Three of the UK's most celebrated folk and jazz musicians come together to create mesmerising, lyrical chamber music. Quercus brings together three of the UK's most creative, multi-award-winning musicians to create exquisite chamber music that weaves together the essence of folk and jazz. Drawing on their life's work including original compositions, traditional folk songs and reclaimed standards, Quercus subtly colours each song to create a magical atmosphere. Two time winner of the BBC Folk Awards Singer of the Year, June Tabor rose to fame in the mid '70s and has maintained a high profile career ever since, working with the likes of Maddy Prior and the Oyster Band amongst many others. Listed in the BBC's 100 Jazz Legends, Iain Ballamy is one of the UK's most widely celebrated jazz musicians and composers, enjoying an international career stretching from Scandinavia to India. Welsh pianist Huw Warren's distinctive and enticing music has led to collaborations with Maria Pia de Vito, Mark Feldman and Erik Truffaz. Together they create beautifully poignant music that forges June's intensely passionate voice with Iain's gloriously mellifluous melodies and Huw's off-kilter musicality, to tell of life's bitter sweet tales. '...clarity, stillness and deep but fragile sound. It's a unique tribute to the power of song' The Guardian 'one of the most surprising and beautiful pieces of work I've heard in a long time' The Observer 'the fusion is magical here as [Ballamy and Warren] subtle embellishments accentuate the force of Tabor's austere yet soulful delivery on tunes that range from ancient folk to their own...' The Times 'exceptionally lovely' The Independent on Sunday

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Will Pound & Eddy Jay

on Thu, 11 May 2017 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

SPECIAL Comfy & Acoustic 2017. Get the lower price of £10 by pre-booking. £12 on the door. Act details coming soon. Doors open at 7pm, get in early to get a good seat. Stage times Amit Dattani 8.00-8.40 Will Pound & Eddy Jay 9.00-10.00 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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Willy Porter & Carmen Nickerson At The Dorset Arms.

on Thu, 11 May 2017 at East Grinstead Upstairs at the Dorset Arms 7:30pm

What happens when a virtuoso guitarist with more than 10 albums in his catalogue, (Willy Porter), meets up with an accomplished Jazz/RnB/Rock volalist, (Carmen Nickerson)?.........They form a duo silly! After having him play a couple of fantasic solo shows here at the Dorset we are so looking forward to seeing another side of Willy & to meeting Carmen.

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Drop The Floor

on Thu, 11 May 2017 at Hoghton Gregson Lane Sports and Social Club 8:15pm

First floor room waiter service and toilets in room - sorry no lift

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Phil Beer Band

on Fri, 12 May 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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Steve Knightley

on Fri, 12 May 2017 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

In 2017 Steve Knightley will be combining material from ' Off the beaten Track' and 'All at Sea' 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.

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Sally Barker With Dan Britton & Chris Conway

on Fri, 12 May 2017 at Melton Mowbray Eastwell Village Hall 7:00pm

A seasoned performer and veteran of many music festivals, Sally has recorded six solo albums, with songwriting influences from folk, jazz, blues and soul. 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 Voice UK'. She was Tom Jones' finalist on the BBC TV programme in 2014, reducing Sir Tom, and viewers alike, to tears with her flawless performances. She is joined by Dan Britton and Chris Conway from Govannen, one of the UK's finest Celtic music bands.

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Holy Moly & The Crackers

on Fri, 12 May 2017 at Oxford Old Fire Station 7:30pm

Holy Moly & the Crackers are a seven-piece 'Gypsy Folk Rock' ensemble and one of hardest working bands on the circuit with a growing and loyal fan base. Over the last two years they have toured the UK extensively, and made impressive debuts in France, Germany, Holland and Portugal. In 2016 they appeared at 27 festivals, including performances at Glastonbury (Avalon Main Stage), Larmer Tree, Wilderness, Kendal Calling and Towersey. At Towersey they were introduced to the main stage as the festival band of the year, and at Glastonbury they were a Avalon Stage crew highlight: you guys were my (and other crew members) favourite band of the whole festival and also the best to work with and easiest to get set up. You made all the techs jump around behind the mixing desk more than once Influenced by an electric range of folk and popular music they play an exciting and visceral blend of rock, pop, folk, blues, Balkan, klezmer, Ska and reggae. With support from The Deadbeat Apostles Door price £13 Sponsored by Hobgoblin Music

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My Darling Clementine

on Fri, 12 May 2017 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

Doors 7pm. Mix of Standing and seating. Please let us know if you have any additional needs (mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com). Support - 19.50 Main 20.30 Tickets available without booking fee from venue. About My Darling Clementine For what began life as a side project for Michael Weston King & Lou Dalgleish, a labour of love, a homage to the classic country duets, My Darling Clementine is now very much part of the country and Americana landscape, courtesy of 3 albums, over 300 shows and numerous awards The debut album, How Do You Plead? was produced by Neil Brockbank (Nick Lowe, Tift Merritt). It was a highly acclaimed record on both side of the Atlantic Country Music People called it the greatest UK country record ever made and American Songwriter stating it as as authentic as anything out of Nashville or TexasA batch of superb C&W corkers. Such praise led to a US record deal and invitations to appear at the Americana Music Association in Nashville and SXSW in Austin 2013s follow-up, The Reconciliation produced by Colin Eliot (Richard Hawley, Duane Eddy) received similar praise. Uncut exclaimed The husband-and-wife duo serve up more countrified duet thrillson this form, it's a winning formula that looks set to run and run. While in the States CMT Edge featured the standout track The Gospel According to George and Popmatters considered the album as one of their Top 10 Country Albums of 2013. Not ones to rest, the band spent the better part of 2015 collaborating with best selling crime writer Mark Billingham on an audiobook, stage play and album called The Other Half, in which Mark narrates his story to the backdrop of King and Dalgleish's songs. The album, which also featured guest appearances from singer and songwriter Graham Parker and the British actor David Morrissey. A convincing world of barflies, peeling paint and characters on bar stools with very dark secrets. BBC Radio 4 Front Row With The Other Half, My Darling Clementine reaffirms the fact that they are the UK's strongest and most assured purveyors of authentic traditional Americana. A superb collection of stories and songs, it would make Johnny and June proud, while giving the rest of us plenty to cheer about as well. No Depression Into 2016 and they continue to tour the world. The USA in spring, Europe in the summer and autumn, while a new album is being readied for release later in the year.

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Eleanor Mcevoy

on Fri, 12 May 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

ELEANOR MCEVOY 2017 NakedLive The Tour continues +New Book 'Naked Music The Songbook'! Generously soulful- Hotpress ..simmers and nourishes with reliable ease Irish Times Top Class Sunday Times Eleanor McEvoy continues her 'Naked Live' tour, which has seen dates across Ireland, Spain, Germany, Australia and Scotland and now with further dates in Ireland, Great Britain and Europe being added in 2017. Naked Music is Eleanor's new album, her music played in solitude in a beautiful farm- recording studio in Norfolk, England. The recordings turned into this collaboration with famed British artist Chris Gollon. The Purchase of a Chris Gollon painting, and the subsequent meeting and conversations with the Artist, led to the Title Naked Music. 4 canvasses were painted for the album artwork Naked Live sees this solitary exploration of the best of her catalogue in the simple engaging starkness of her own performance. She walks in a single pool of light; the stage is set with her electric guitar, acoustic guitar, violin, piano and a small amp. What follows, enthralled houses across Ireland Germany and the UK. Referred to by a critic as musical stand-up

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Anna & Elizabeth + Eli West

on Fri, 12 May 2017 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

An outstanding double bill of sensational US artists and kindred spirits, with fresh and radical takes on old time traditions: Anna & Elizabeth + Eli West. Having created a huge buzz of excitement with their summer 2016 touring, Anna & Elizabeth is the collaborative project of Elizabeth Laprelle, one of the most sought-after ballad singers of her generation, and Anna Gevalt-Roberts a mesmerizing, talented multi-instrumentalist (fiddle, banjo and guitar) and singer. Both sharing a desire to inspire people with the beautiful soul of Appalachian roots musicwith their captivating mix of ballads, foot-stomping dance tunes, stories and visual art using beautiful illustrative crankies depicting scenes from their singing and storytelling. This May sees the first UK solo outing for monstrously talented Seattle-based multi-instrumentalist and singer Eli West, known for his previous UK touring with Cahalen Morrison. Eli oozes understated talent: a sublime musician! His recent debut solo album, The Both, sees him taking the lead, on electric and acoustic guitars, banjo, and pedal steel, whilst remaining a thoughtful collaborator here with some of his close friends and personal heroes, like jazz great Bill Frisell, new Americana discovery Dori Freeman, and Anna & Elizabeth. 'There's something truly inspiring about this collaboration between 25 year olds from southwest Virginia... and a very special treat for lovers of pure traditional singing and playing, afficionados of the great ballad, and anyone that gets excited witnessing culture carried forward with mastery, love and a profound and real understanding of what makes old material great.' Sing Out Magazine 'These young women follow in the footsteps of many of our idols and mentors who've gone before, and they do them proud.' Alice Gerrard 'They came to NPR and brought many of us to tears with some of the most yearning harmonies I've heard at the Tiny Desk. These songs are given few embellishments sometimes a fiddle is added to a single voice, sometimes a banjo or guitar chimes in but always the power is in the sparseness. If you've never thought your tastes would lean to mountain music, take a deep breath and soak it all in.' Bob Boilen, NPR Music annaandelizabeth.com | elidoes.bandcamp.com

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Lady Maisery

on Fri, 12 May 2017 at London Heath Street Church 7:30pm

In an English folk scene currently bursting with bold and innovative folk music, vocal trio Lady Maisery shine brightly. With their unique approach to harmony singing, intelligent and thoughtful arrangements of both traditional repertoire and original compositions, Hazel Askew, Hannah James and Rowan Rheingans harness and celebrate their united voice. Whether unearthing a feminist twist a traditional tale, delivering a poignant anti-war ballad, or showcasing their immense multi-instrumental talents in original compositions that draw on a myriad of musical influences, Lady Maisery are skilful explorers of the power, beauty and vitality of song. Over the last five years, the trio have toured widely, performing sell-out shows across the UK and Europe. Underpinning every performance are Lady Maisery's distinctive harmonies: sometimes lush and rich, sometimes dark and invigorating, they intertwine with assured precision. The trio are also one of the foremost English proponents of mouth music, or diddling once common in England, and still found across parts of southern and northern Europe, this form of singing without words is a perfect showcase for their sheer musicality. Each also an accomplished instrumentalist, many songs are expertly accompanied by a rich tapestry of Rowan's fiddle, banjo and bansitar, Hazel's harp and concertina and Hannah's accordion and foot percussion Since the release of their debut album in 2011, 'Weave and Spin' (named Album of the Week by the Independent newspaper), Lady Maisery have attracted substantial attention, including being nominated for the Horizon Award at the 2012 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and regularly appearing live on national radio. Their second album 'Mayday' (2013), a darker and more politically coloured record, cemented their growing reputation as a truly unique band on the English folk scene, with five star reviews from the likes of The Financial Times newspaper, music critics called it an album full of ideas, purpose and urgencypowerful, enthralling work (Songlines). Their much anticipated third album Cycle was released in October 2016 with a sell-out 23 date tour and more rave reviews from the national press. The Guardian called it some of the most some of the most exquisite, thrilling vocal harmony work in the English folk scene. Lady Maisery's members are all highly respected performers in their own right: Hannah James is currently touring her first solo show 'Jigdoll' and also plays in folk legend Maddy Prior's trio '3 for Joy'; Rowan Rheingans is half of BBC Radio 2 Folk Award ('Best Original Track' 2016) winning duo The Rheingans Sisters and also plays with BBC Folk Singer of the Year Nancy Kerr & The Sweet Visitor Band. Hazel Askew is well known as a musician and singer in award winning duo Askew Sisters, the early music group The Artisans and has also composed for films. All three are also key members of the English/Scottish supergroup 'Songs of Separation' whose debut album and stunning premiere at Celtic Connections festival pushed them straight into the indie album charts top 20 in January 2016 a very rare accolade British folk!

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The August List (album Launch)

on Fri, 12 May 2017 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

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Wizz Jones

on Fri, 12 May 2017 at London The King's Head - Crouch End 8:00pm

Welcome back, Wizz! Time, once again, for all budding folk-blues pickers to sit at the feet of the master. Kalamazoo nights don't come better than this. The ageless maestro remains a musical marvel. Truly the guitarist's guitarist. The most under-rated of all, according to the legendary Bert Jansch. Unfamiliar with Mr Jones? Well, this is the man who is name-checked as an influence by Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Rod Stewart and Ralph McTell (To a teenage McTell, Wizz was a legend in 1961!). Ralph would say that the likes of Wizz, Alexis Korner and Davy Graham changed the course of popular music in Britain. Wizz's own influences range from Big Bill Broonzy to Muddy Waters and Ramblin' Jack Elliott. After 60 years in the business he inspires new generations with his unique guitar style, eclectic repertoire and a right hand worthy of Broonzy himself.

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Mike O'connor & Barbara Griggs

on Fri, 12 May 2017 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

An evening of top quality traditional English music and self penned Cornish music from the delightful duo, Mike O'Connor and Barbara Griggs. Mike is a superb fiddler and appears on Poldark as a fiddler with the dance band/musicians and he has written some of the incidental music for the TV series too. He has written Cornish based folk operas too. Barbara is a superb harpist and these two superb musicians blend and harmonise their music in a delightful way. Support is from the magnificent voiced Moose Rosser, travelling down from Suffolk to perform for us.

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Willy Porter And Carmen Nickerson

on Fri, 12 May 2017 at Cardiff Snails Delicatessen 7:00pm

Gourmet Gig event - great music served with great food! Porter Nickerson are a duo that embody the best of what live music has to offer: heart, grit, and the kind of raw musicianship that transforms listeners into long-time fans. Willy Porter's searing finger-picking guitar style deftly blends with Carmen Nickerson's lush vocals to create an unforgettable sound that resonates long after the last chord fades.

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Miranda Sykes (solo)

on Sat, 13 May 2017 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:30pm

Show starts 8pm

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3 Daft Monkeys

on Sat, 13 May 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Highlight of Glastonbury Mark Radcliffe BBC2 BEST ALBUM- Spiral Earth (Readers poll) BEST LIVE ACT- Spiral Earth (Readers poll) BEST LIVE ACT- Hancock Awards With Celtic and eastern influences, the 3 Daft Monkeys' dynamic style of world-influenced folk music and infectious dancing rhythms will leave you breathless, enthralled and exhilarated. After experiencing the band's notoriously energetic live performance at Glastonbury Festival last summer, Mark Radcliffe declared them as one of his Highlights of the Festival on BBC TV coverage, and subsequently invited them to play a session on his BBC Radio 2 Folk Show. The band have also performed a live session with Whispering Bob Harris on Radio 2. With their quirky and original approach to music, and their passion, intensity and sheer joy of life, 3 Daft Monkeys have gained themselves a large and loyal cult following. Their music is hard to pigeon-hole, mixing and crossing many musical genres from Celtic, Klezmer, Gypsy, Balkan, Latin, Ska, Dub Reggae, Indie, Rock and even a hint of Shostakovich. Fascinating lyrics of personal and whimsical observations on life, and folk tales both ancient and modern, are told within the swirling layers of their music, all with the essential catchy sing-along chorus. Their latest story-led and theatrical album Of Stones and Bones (Best Album, Spiral Earth Awards) is a collection of old, new and fictional Cornish tales of forbidden love, murder, rebellion, witchcraft and piracy. All delivered with panache and a wicked vein of humour. With a brand new 4-piece line-up, the band weave enchanting melodies with catchy choruses, virtuoso vibrant fiddle, rhythmic 12-string guitar, 6-string bass, bespoke hand-percussion and 4-part vocal harmonies. Their music leads you through a musical journey of the senses and emotions, and the desire to dance is irresistible. 3 Daft Monkeys' famously intense and dynamic live shows lend themselves to venues of all sizes, and audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Their shows are individually tailored to suit their environment, from intimate acoustic story-led performances in small village halls and churches, to dynamic electric festival shows with a guest brass section and VJs. 3 Daft Monkeys have played at a huge number and variety of festivals in the UK, including Fairport Convention's Cropredy, Beautiful Days, Trowbridge Village Pump, Towersey Folk Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival and Boomtown Fair. Their eclectic mix of styles has drawn them a following right across Europe, and the band have headlined festivals in Holland, Germany and France. 3 Daft Monkeys have also recently joined acrobats and circus performers in the new and vibrant boutique busking festival scenes of Switzerland and Italy. The band are: Tim Ashton (Vocals, 12-string guitar, penny whistle) Athene Roberts (Violin, vocals, accordion) Jamie Graham (6-string bass) Rich Mulryne (Bespoke hand percussion kit, vocals) The musicianship- the virtuosity, the song craft, the arrangement- is simply astonishing (Spiral Earth) Varied and stirring acoustic style.. Outstanding fiddle work (The Guardian) Music as joyously life-affirming as this deserves a huge audience (West Briton) A brilliant band I think this is absolutely amazing Mike Harding (BBC Radio 2) A veritable melting pot of styles makes a colourful carnival of sound (fROOTS) Their live show strikes a quality balance of spaced-out dizziness, dance-ability and sophisticated folk music. (Bearded Theory Festival)

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The Jon Palmer Acoustic Band

on Sat, 13 May 2017 at Howden The Shire Hall 7:30pm

The Jon Palmer Acoustic Band is a highly acclaimed 6-piece folk, roots and rock & roll combo based in and around the musically vibrant West Yorkshire market town of Otley. The line-up includes guitars, mandolin, whistle, double bass, violin, and drums. Everyone sings! I never tire of this band, soaring songs, sing-along choruses and passion. Perfect! Do yourself a favour and acquire Live at Otley Courthouse. Do yourself a second favour: go see them at their live best 5 Stars R2 Magazine A blur of hedonistic delight Fatea Showcases Jon Palmer is a very fine songwriter if the band were a heavy electric group they'd be The Levellers, but that would lose the subtlety of the acoustic performance. R2 Magazine (Rock n Reel) Genuinely well written songs Maverick Magazine they explode out of the same box as The Pogues, The Saw Doctors, and The Waterboys a fantastic band The Troubadour Show

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Slim Chance

on Sat, 13 May 2017 at Lewes The Con Club 7:30pm

Slim Chance is a tight band of good friends, which has evolved around three original members of Ronnie's band - Steve Bingham, Charlie Hart and Steve Simpson. They are now regularly joined by Brendan O'Neill, Billy Nicholls, and Geraint Watkins, and together they deliver a unique and entertaining show, both joyous and of a high musical calibre. The Slim Chance extended family consists of a host of wonderful musicians whose contributions will always be greatly appreciated: Jim Cregan, Colin Davey, Alun Davies, Des Horsfall, Malcolm Hoskins, John Lingwood, Frank Mead, Nick Pentelow, Jim Russell, James Walbourne and Graham Walker

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Steve Rodgers

on Sat, 13 May 2017 at Bedford Gordon Arms Ents Shed 8:00pm

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Cathryn Craig & Brian Willoughby

on Sat, 13 May 2017 at Gillingham Methodist Church 7:30pm

13th May will see the welcome return of Cathryn and Brian to Music at GMC. Brian Willoughby (ex Strawbs) is such an assured guitar player and Cathryn Craig is one of the best singer-songwriters around Cathryn Craig has sung with the Righteous Brothers, Shel Silverstein, Jorma Kaukonnen, Bobby Bare, Garth Brooks and Chet Atkins. Her solo releases include 'Porch Songs' and 'Pigg River Symphony'. Brian Willoughby began his career with Mary Hopkin and played with Strawbs for 25 years. He has worked with Monty Python, New World, Joe Brown, Roger Whittaker, Jim Diamond and Sweet's Brian Connolly.  Strawbs offshoots High Society and gold award-winning The Monks feature Brian on lead guitar. Solo CDs include 'Black & White' and 'Fingers Crossed'. Both Cathryn and Brian have worked with Nanci Griffith. Craig & Willoughby releases include 'I Will' and 'Calling All Angels' and the 'Alice's Song single' is a BBC Radio 2 Spotlight favourite.

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Geoff Lakeman In Concert

on Sat, 13 May 2017 at Holbeton Village Hall 7:00pm

Geoff is a leading exponent of the rare Crane Duet concertina. He performs self-written and West Country songs, English, Irish and Scottish folk and other music as varied as Jimmie Rodgers,the Louvin Brothers, Richard Thompson and Randy Newman. He's also one of the few to play 1920's/ 30's jazz on an authentic 1920's instrument. His smooth tenor vocals and unique concertina accompaniment have won him plaudits and fans over the years but it has only been since retiring from a long career as a Fleet Street Journalist that Geoff has truly spread his wings musically. 2017 sees the release of Geoff's debut album 'After All These Years'. With a stellar line up of musical family and friends it showcases his talents perfectly and illustrates the high regard and affection in which he is held. Steve is a devon based singer songwriter with songs of love, loss, laughter and limestone quarrymen.

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Kisses Sweeter Than Wine - Celebrating 60's American Folk

on Sat, 13 May 2017 at Hayes Free Church 7:30pm

Lilac Sheer's multi-instrumentalist female ensemble present modern acoustic renditions of loved 60's American folk classics from: Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, The Byrds, The Weavers, Peter Paul & Mary, Leonard Cohen and others. Come enjoy and sing along to Where Have All The Flowers Gone, If I Had a Hammer, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Blowin' in the Wind and many more memorable songs of the era. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhHvb0vIP_A Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica Lilac Sheer Violin, Mandolin Claire Roberts Bass Joy Chong Percussion Mally Harpaz

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Diz 'honeybear' Watson + Tony 'groco' Uter

on Sat, 13 May 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... Ace Records Artist Diz 'Honeybear' Watson, piano player, singer and entertainer, is a quintessential exponent of New Orleans style piano, and exuberant mix of Barrelhouse, Rhythm and Blues, Rock n Roll, and Boogie Woogie. He recorded the classic 'Bluecoat Man' for Ace Records in 1981, featuring the legendary Lee Allen on saxophone, and in 1995 cut 'Tonky Honk' with Big Jay McNeely. Diz has worked and opened for the likes of Chas and Dave, Clarence 'Frogman' Henry, Alexis Korner, Axel Swingenburger, Dr. John and the Rolling Stones. Charlie Hart (Producer of Bluecoat Man) comments : Diz is a phenomenon, definitely the coolest of Yorkshiremen and a connoisseur of the exotic, his influences are Champion Jack Dupree, all the way to Abdullah Ibrahim. Diz gets the essentially multi-cultural nature of music better than anyone, having absorbed the blues from the inside. Accompanying Diz on most of his solo projects is the Jamaican legend Tony 'Groco' Uter on conga drums, just a mere 87 years old, he has played with just about everyone on the British Blues n Jazz and Carribbean scene, including Ronnie Scott, Dizzy Gillespie, Bob Marley, Rico Rodriguez and currently the poet Linton 'Kwesi' Johnson. As Gaz Mayall says Be there or be somewhere else, especially if you need proof that the spirit of Professor Longhair lives on.

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Cuba And Brazil, Eternal Musical Solidarity

on Sat, 13 May 2017 at London St Ethelburga's, Bishopsgate 7:00pm

Let the Mañana Collective transport you to a Latin-American heaven, whatever the weather! Led by Cuban flautist Jose Zalba-Smith, The Mañana Collective is a powerhouse of Latin rhythm, playing Cuban and Brazilian music together explosively. A volatile, love loaded party bag around every corner, full of beans. An unstoppable expression of joy! The band came about when Jose met some really talented jazz musicians at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. They bonded over their shared love of Latin rhythm and the rest, as they say, is history! Recent performances include CafeJazz Cardiff, Taliesen Arts Centre- Swansea University, Walthamstow Street Festival July 2014/2015, Galeri Caernarfon, North Wales, Brecon Jazz Club Festival, and St James's Church Piccadilly, London featuring former member of the Buena Vista Social Club Orchestra and Afro Cuban All Stars: Javier Zalba. The members: Flautist Jose Zalba-Smith, Pianist James Clark, Bassist Pete Komor, Hand Percussionist Zands Duggan and Drummer Rod Oughton will always bring a concert of moving multi-continental musical mayhem. Food and drink will be available for sale on the night. Doors open at 7pm, Music at 7:30 pm

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Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies

on Sat, 13 May 2017 at Durham Shadforth Village Hall 7:30pm

Jez Lowe received a double nomination in the 2015 BBC Folk Awards for best singer and best new song. Not only he is one of the busiest live performers in the country, but his songs are among the most widely sung. Jez's own long-established band The Bad Pennies (featuring Kate Bramley, Andy May and David De La Haye) continue to attract a huge following. They have toured all over the World but will be appearing in his native County Durham in our village hall. This is guaranteed to be a fantastic evening of music and entertainment.

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An Evening With Jo Burt

on Sat, 13 May 2017 at Castle Cary Caryford Community Hall 6:45pm

An evening with Jo Burt's (Freddie Mercury, The Troggs & Black Sabbath) acoustic show here at Caryford Hall with female backing vocalists Antonia Burt and Niki Atkins, and Martin Atkins on keyboard. This special show comprises acoustic versions of his own songs - and the biggest hits that have shaped his career. The performance will start at 7.30pm.

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Carter Sampson

on Sat, 13 May 2017 at Croydon Hoodoo's 7:30pm

Black Cat Music are proud to bring to Croydon the Queen of Oklahoma.... Carter Sampson 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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Tradarrr Album Launch

on Sat, 13 May 2017 at Ebbesbourne Wake Village Hall 7:15pm

TRADarr in concert to launch their new album. Their only date in the south and west of England!

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Chloe Foy

on Sat, 13 May 2017 at Salford The Eagle Inn 7:30pm

We're delighted to be helping Chloe Foy release her new EP, Are We There Yet? Chloe Foy writes a brand of melodic, homegrown pop that has been likened to such artists as Laura Marling and Sharon Van Etten. Her songs are imbued with lyrical and textural inflections evocative of much of the music she loves taking inspiration from classical music as much as wider trends within British and American Indie pop, Chloe's music comprises of carefully constructed arrangements that delicately compliment her cryptic lyrics. Chloe's most recent single, In The Middle Of The Night, received generous support from Steve Lamacq on his BBC Radio 2 & 6 shows, as well as favourable reviews from mainstream media across the country. The single has generated over one million plays on Spotify, being featured on two popular playlists Stress Buster and The Most Beautiful Songs in the World. After taking a year out to write, Chloe has returned to the live scene with a refreshing new sound and forthcoming EP Are We There Yet? 'Enchanting vocals and mature songwriting from this wonderful, rising talent' Thank Folk For That

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Northsyde - Hot Blues & Chilli Night

on Sat, 13 May 2017 at Sandwich Fleur de Lis 7:00pm

Following the huge success of our first Hot Blues & Chilli night with the Robin Bibi band, we bring you the mighty 'NORTHSYDE' a band you simply cannot miss!! All for £8 including a bowl of Jan's Chilli! Also remember our ticket & accommodation deal, 20% discount on our room rates for the weekend. So if you are a Northsyde fan who lives far from Sandwich why not come here for the weekend see the band and explore our beautiful Medievel town. (Call 01304 611131 for accommodation deal) Doors 7pm show starts 8.30pm

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The Little Unsaid

on Sun, 14 May 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 8:00pm

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Simon Kempston

on Sun, 14 May 2017 at Doncaster Brewery and Tap 4:30pm

Simon Kempston returns to Doncaster Brewery & Tap due to popular demand. Simon is 'one of Scotland's best songwriters' (The Sunday Herald) and leading fingerstyle guitarists. His original, distinctive guitar playing is founded upon a complex, finger-picking style which technically reveals his classical training yet is steeped in the history of the folk, blues and celtic traditions and is complemented by Simon's rich, powerful and compelling clipped vocal style. Simon is a powerful and intense live performer, and his true passion for music and song shines through in his acclaimed shows. He has performed at scores of esteemed venues and festivals in 27 European countries and Canada, including the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Maryport Blues Festival, the Glasgow Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scott's, Celtic Connections, Sligo Live and Fairport Convention's Cropredy Festival amongst many others.

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The Kennedys

on Sun, 14 May 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Pete and Maura Kennedy first toured the UK as members of Nanci Griffith's Blue Moon Orchestra, during Nanci's "Other Voices, Other Rooms" period. Their work onstage and in the studio with Ms. Griffith led to daily interaction with Americana legends including Steve Earle, Guy Clark, Emmylou Harris and John Prine. By the time, they began touring England on their own, they were deeply steeped in all things Americana, having learned from the true sources, on the back roads of the American South and West. Once again, they bring their soulful energy to the intimate confines of The Kitchen Garden.

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Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 14 May 2017 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Club regulars will be familiar with our pal Jimmy Aldridge who often visits and treats us to some gorgeous clawhammer banjo playing. Tonight he's bringing his pal Sid Goldsmith with whom he just happens to make a highly acclaimed folk duo who play traditional and original music of the British Isles. Over the last three years they have built a reputation on the UK folk scene for arresting and moving performances. The songs themselves are always given centre stage but they are brought to life with sensitive musical arrangements and stunning vocals. There is an integrity that shines through their performances and a common thread of political struggle, resistance, and justice. They have been heavily influenced by the songs and singers of East Anglia, where they both grew up, but their music also reflects the diversity of voices within the folk world. A limited number of advance tickets are on sale. You may 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 Foxglove Trio And Solasta

on Mon, 15 May 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 Foxglove Trio is 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 are making a name for themselves on the UK folk scene for their beautiful harmonies, creative new arrangements and engaging live performances. 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,

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Nashville In The Round, Feat. Sarah Darling + Jenn Bostic + Michael Logen

on Mon, 15 May 2017 at London The Old Queen's Head 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ NASHVILLE IN THE ROUND A taste of Nashville returns to the UK in May 2017. Nashville in the Round will comprise three Nashville resident and wonderful performing together and individually whilst supporting each other. An evening in the style of the Nashville's famous Bluebird Café as Sarah Darling, Jenn Bostic and Michael Logen come together. Over her career Sarah Darling has released several albums with 1/2 a million downloads worldwide and two number 1 videos on CMT and GAC. Her biggest hit, 'Home to Me' lead to performances on Conan O'Brien, Fox & friends, and opening for artists like Carrie Underwood and Kacey Musgraves. The dream of playing the Grand Ole Opry came pass Feb 2011, when Sarah debuted. Her next Grand Ole Opry appearance will mark her 82nd performance on the historic stage. Darling is getting ready to release new music this spring. She recently supported chart topping duo Ward Thomas on their UK tour. http://www.sarahdarling.com/ Jenn Bostic is a Minnesota native, currently residing in Nashville, Tennessee. Her emotive songwriting and powerful vocals have been touching hearts around the world. Jealous of the Angels, a song written for her late father, allowed her to connect and empathize with her fans in a remarkable way. Jealous of the Angels, produced by Barrett Yeretsian was discovered by Smooth Radio's Simon Bates, where the song immediately jumped into the station's Top 10 Most Played. The song was soon playlisted on BBC Radio 2, and after a live performance on BBC Breakfast it went #1 in the UK. In 2012, Bostic received 5 Independent Country Music Association Awards including "Best Female Artist," and "Best Songwriter. She has performed across the US, as well as the UK and Germany, including venues such as The Grand Ole Opry, The Ryman Auditorium, and Jazz at Lincoln Center. She has opened for artists such as The Band Perry, Eric Paslay, Randy Travis and Christian Kane. June 1, 2015, Bostic released her third album Faithful. Debuting on popular UK television programme Songs of Praise, with a release concert in London, a one month tour of Germany, and full band tour in the United States, Faithful has already begun impacting people around the world. www.jennbostic.com Michael Logen was raised on America's hard-luck song-canon of folk and traditional country, heartfelt and authentic music. Growing up in a Mennonite home in the beautiful, historic town of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, he learned to play guitar, piano and harmonica during informal living-room jam sessions with friends and family. He cut his musical teeth on the songs his Dad loved: Simon and Garfunkel, Tom Paxton, Gordon Lightfoot as well as Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash. Michael's songs have been recorded by, and often co-written with, many other artists including Kelly Clarkson, Mat Kearney, Jonny Lang, Brandon Heath, The Greencards, Paul Carrack, Will Hoge and Sister Hazel, to name but a few. His songs have also been featured on several TV shows including Nashville (ABC) and, Parenthood (NBC). Michael has performed throughout North America as well as Ireland, England, The Netherlands, Germany, France, Spain and Italy, opening for such artists as John Hiatt, Sarah Jarosz, John Legend, India.Arie, Jonny Lang and Mat Kearney. http://www.michaellogen.com/home

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Martin Simpson

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

Widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world, Martin's interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces of storytelling. His solo shows are intense, eclectic, spellbinding and deeply moving. This will be a unique chance to experience a true world class performer in an intimate club setting. Booking will be essential.

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Throes + The Shine

on Mon, 15 May 2017 at London Rich Mix 7:00pm

Throes + The Shine embody both adventure and vitality. They are in fact two bands that started out by mixing rock 'n roll (Throes from Porto) with Kuduro (The Shine from Luanda, Angola) and their fusion now spans genres and influences that are spread out through a multitude of cultures. The band use every ounce of their creativity to build an infectious steaming live show that combines the energy of Buraka Som Sistema and Skip & Die with the rhythmic madness of Meridian Brothers. It comes with a party guarante Their latest album Wanga features guest appearances from such global notables as Pierre Kwenders, La Yegros, and Da Chick. Wanga means 'spell' in the Angolan dialect of Kimbundu. Throes + The Shine intend to put you under one. Part of Serious Space serious.org.uk/seriousspace

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Anna & Elizabeth

on Tue, 16 May 2017 at Bath St James Wine Vaults 8:00pm

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Eli West

on Tue, 16 May 2017 at Leeds Oporto 7:30pm

Well-known for his work with Cahalen Morrison, Tim O'Brien, Jayme Stone and more, the Seattle-based singer and multi-instrumentalist oozes understated talent. We recently witnessed both Martin Simpson and Richard Hawley utterly floored by his skill. Truly a sublime musician! Eli's recent debut solo album, The Both, sees him taking the lead, on electric and acoustic guitars, banjo, and pedal steel, whilst remaining a thoughtful collaborator here with some of his close friends and personal heroes, like jazz great Bill Frisell, new Americana discovery Dori Freeman, and Anna & Elizabeth. The album focuses on the story of his two grandfathers; one a decorated WWII prisoner of war, the other a Brethren preacher and peace advocate. They couldn't have differed more, but together they shared a family. In this spirit, the theme of the album is duality: the first half showcases carefully built arrangements of six American folk songs, the second revisits these as instrumental passages, revealing new sides to the other.

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Madison Violet

on Tue, 16 May 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Madison Violet are an award winning, multi-instrumentalist duo from Toronto, Canada. Brenley MacEachern and Lisa MacIsaac have recently released 'The Knight Sessions' their new album that returns to their much loved rootsy/Americana sound.

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John Doyle

on Tue, 16 May 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

We welcome back Irish guitar wizard John Doyle, Name many of the most notable recordings and/or performers in Irish music and it's a fair bet that John Doyle had something to do with them. Liz Carroll, Eileen Ivers, Karan Casey, Solas, Michael Black, Mary Black, the trio of McCusker, McGoldrick and Doyle; and now Usher's Island (Andy Irvine, Donal Lunny, Mike McGoldrick, Paddy Glackin and John Doyle) - a veritable who's who of the greatest names in Irish music. These are just a very few of the stellar artists for whom John Doyle's signature guitar sound, singing or song writing is essential. Impossibly in demand in the studio and on the road, immensely talented and blessed with an acute ear, a wicked sense of rhythm and seemingly endless stream of magic in his playing, composing, performing and producing, John Doyle is solidly establishing himself as one of the most versatile, creative and prolific voices in folk and traditional Irish music. "A complete rhythm section all on his own" (Chicago Tribune). "More talent than anybody deserves to have all to themselves" (Philadelphia News). "Doyle on guitar has risen to a level occupied by him alone. No one in Irish traditional music is a better guitarist than him right now. (The Wall Street Journal).

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Charlie Dore & Julian Littman Dark Matter Tour At Bristol Folk House

on Tue, 16 May 2017 at Bristol The Bristol Folk House 7:30am

A very special evening of eclectic, contemporary folk as Charlie Dore, one of the UK's most respected songwriters teams up with multi-instrumentalist Julian Littman of Steeleye Span to present new album Dark Matter. The new collection, described as a cocktail of speculation, stories and dreams served up in a hand-blown glass includes the songs Two Thousand Hour Lightbulb, Breakfast of Neutrinos, 15 Minutes With Danny Kaye and Personal Hell. Charlie promises another raid on the instrument cupboard as the pair swap guitars, mandolin, harmonium, ukulele, piano and autoharp as well as some new and different flavours to shine a personal light on her subject matter. They'll dip into favourites from the past 6 albums too and also share some original acoustic versions of hits Charlie has written for others, including George Harrison and Jimmy Nail. She may even do a new version of Pilot of the Airwaves if we ask nicely 'Beatific of voice, fragrant of melody and lyrically fearless' MOJO**** 'A gift for melody, brave, poignant, entertaining, original ' Guardian**** charliedore.com Support is from Edd Donovan and the Wandering Moles

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Maarja Nuut

on Tue, 16 May 2017 at London Rich Mix 7:00pm

Hailing from Northern Estonia, fiddler/singer Maarja Nuut combines traditional dance tunes, songs, and stories with live electronics to create an intricate layered soundscape in a space where minimalism and experimental music meet the village musical traditions of pre-war Europe. In her performance, Maarja searches for a lively and relaxed state like a cat poised to leap. Released in Spring 2016, her second album Une Meeles explores the boundary between reality and dreams and was named one of the top 10 albums of 2016 by fRoots. The album was also picked by Songlines for their Top of the World accolade Part of Serious Space serious.org.uk/seriousspace

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The Kennedys

on Tue, 16 May 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Pete and Maura Kennedy first met at the legendary Continental Club in Austin, Texas. Their first date was a road trip to Buddy Holly's grave, and their first touring gig was as members of Nanci Griffith's Blue Moon Orchestra. As a songwriting and performing duo, they've traveled the highways and backroads of America for over two decades, and they've released over a dozen CDs of lryical, rocking roots music with a contagious vibe of uplift and encouragement.

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Jenn Grant

on Wed, 17 May 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jenn Grant's Paradise is the most adventurous and deliberate work she's ever done. Following 2015's Juno nominations of Triple A Album Of The Year and Songwriter Of The Year for Compostela, Grant and husband Daniel Ledwell took a year in their home studio to craft an album of melodic beauty and sonic diversity. Grant displays the nuanced soulfulness in her voice, and touches on folk, R&B, and rock balladry. Paradise is the result of a talented, experienced musician employing all her abilities to lengths never before heard.

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Chris Cleverley Band

on Wed, 17 May 2017 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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The Lowest Pair

on Wed, 17 May 2017 at Portsmouth The Square Tower 7:15pm

Rarely have we heard such beautiful music so perfectly performed! (Brookfield Knights) We're so chuffed to announce yet another corker of a show for you!! Bluegrass / Ole Timey duo The Lowest Pair have been building up an impressive Stateside head of steam since combining in 2013 to embark on their incredible musical journey, and here at Square Toots towers we're thrilled to say that we have managed to secure one of the dates on their upcoming UK tour. If you've heard this wonderful duo already then you'll know exactly why we're so excited. Kendl Winter, born in Arkansas, moved to Olympia, Washington after high school, drawn to the evergreen forests and the lively and thriving music scene. She put three solo records out on Olympia's indie label, K Records, and performed in nationally-touring northwest string bands before beginning The Lowest Pair in 2013 with Palmer T. Lee. Palmer built his first banjo when he was 19 from pieces he serendipitously inherited. Shortly after deciding songwriting would be the most effective and enjoyable medium for his musings, he began cutting his teeth fronting Minneapolis string bands and touring the midwest festival circuit, which is where he and Kendl first met, on the banks of the Mississippi. Both of us studied roots music and traditional banjo techniques, three finger and clawhammer. We started there and then from our understanding of them have diverged, perhaps because of our own limitations, and probably because we both tend to err on creative. Even when we are attempting to recreate old sounds, we can't help but have our own twist on it. We approach our instruments as vehicles to explore poetry, song, and melody and have kind of been making up our own sounds in the places where we couldn't find ones that seemed to fit or make sense to us. We recorded our first album (36cents) in Dave Simonett's basement a month after we began playing together, and our second (The Sacred Heart Sessions) , a year later, in a beautiful old church in Duluth, MN. - Kendl In 2015, while touring in support of their 2nd critically acclaimed album The Sacred Heart Sessions, they continued to write and found themselves with more new songs than they needed for their planned follow-up, deciding ambitiously that two collections should be released together. The new records, Fern Girl And Ice Man and Uncertain As It Is Uneven, could be viewed as windows into their growing and changing world. The latter stays the course of their previous releases, being focussed on stripped down, intimate arrangements to support their timeless songwriting and haunting vocals. Fern Girl is a more moody and adventurous exploration of new sounds, new studio production directions, and what it might sound like to be supported by a full band, while keeping one foot planted in the rootsy aesthetics which drew then together. When the albums were simultaneously released in the UK, the reaction was enthusiastic and instantaneous. Respected writer Mike Morrison described them as a huge breath of fresh air at the American Roots UK website, while the hugely influential Lonesome Highway called them a musical marriage made in heaven. Acoustic magazine's Julian Piper said they were incredibly atmospheric and Folk Radio UK labelled it music for sunshine and mint juleps! The Lowest Pair are going to sound incredible in our beautifully historic old venue, and tickets for this one will be flying out so as always we'd recommend you getting yours sooner rather than later so you don't miss what's going to be a very special night! More information at www.squarerootspromotions.co.uk

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Eli West

on Wed, 17 May 2017 at York The Basement 7:30pm

Well-known for his work with Cahalen Morrison, Tim O'Brien, Jayme Stone and more, the Seattle-based singer and multi-instrumentalist oozes understated talent. We recently witnessed both Martin Simpson and Richard Hawley utterly floored by his skill. Truly a sublime musician! Eli's recent debut solo album, The Both, sees him taking the lead, on electric and acoustic guitars, banjo, and pedal steel, whilst remaining a thoughtful collaborator here with some of his close friends and personal heroes, like jazz great Bill Frisell, new Americana discovery Dori Freeman, and Anna & Elizabeth. The album focuses on the story of his two grandfathers; one a decorated WWII prisoner of war, the other a Brethren preacher and peace advocate. They couldn't have differed more, but together they shared a family. In this spirit, the theme of the album is duality: the first half showcases carefully built arrangements of six American folk songs, the second revisits these as instrumental passages, revealing new sides to the other.

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Oumou Sangare

on Wed, 17 May 2017 at London Village Underground 7:00pm

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Shane Koyczan

on Wed, 17 May 2017 at London 229 7:00pm

In a realm where poets rarely intersect with stardom, the Opening Ceremonies for the 2010 Winter Olympics introduced us to Shane Koyczan. With a collective wow across Canada and beyond, we found the poet of our generation. And we weren't even looking for one. The world took notice when Shane's influential, anti-bullying, To This Day Project video went viral in early 2013 with over 14 million views and counting. Powerfully engaging and authentic in attitude, his explorations are relevant to our times in the way that Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Gordon Downie and Leonard Cohen are to theirs. But unlike the musicians that he's often compared to, poets rarely infiltrate pop culture. Koyzcan emerges in a new wave of 21st century poetry that dares to belong to the people and speak directly to them in their own voice.

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Madison Violet

on Wed, 17 May 2017 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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The Furrow Collective (start Time 7.30pm)

on Wed, 17 May 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Please note this event starts at 7.30pm. The Furrow Collective is a critically acclaimed English/Scottish quartet consisting of four distinctive and talented performers Lucy Farrell, Rachel Newton, Emily Portman and Alasdair Roberts. They formed in 2013, drawn together by a shared love of traditional song and balladry and an open, intuitive approach to collaboration. The focus is upon material from English and Scottish sources, occasionally looking further afield in the quest for intriguing songs. Together, they create spine-tingling four-part harmony accompanied by harp, guitar, viola, concertina, piano, banjo, fiddles and musical saw. The band received a nomination for Best Group and Best Traditional Track in the 2015 BBC Radio Two Folk Awards for their debut album At Our Next Meeting, 'A bravely sparse and compelling new take on traditional songs... A quietly classy young folk band' The Guardian

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The Furrow Collective (start Time 7.30pm)

on Wed, 17 May 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Please note this event starts at 7.30pm. The Furrow Collective is a critically acclaimed English/Scottish quartet consisting of four distinctive and talented performers Lucy Farrell, Rachel Newton, Emily Portman and Alasdair Roberts. They formed in 2013, drawn together by a shared love of traditional song and balladry and an open, intuitive approach to collaboration. The focus is upon material from English and Scottish sources, occasionally looking further afield in the quest for intriguing songs. Together, they create spine-tingling four-part harmony accompanied by harp, guitar, viola, concertina, piano, banjo, fiddles and musical saw. The band received a nomination for Best Group and Best Traditional Track in the 2015 BBC Radio Two Folk Awards for their debut album At Our Next Meeting, 'A bravely sparse and compelling new take on traditional songs... A quietly classy young folk band' The Guardian

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The Furrow Collective (start Time 7.30pm)

on Wed, 17 May 2017 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Please note this event starts at 7.30pm. The Furrow Collective is a critically acclaimed English/Scottish quartet consisting of four distinctive and talented performers Lucy Farrell, Rachel Newton, Emily Portman and Alasdair Roberts. They formed in 2013, drawn together by a shared love of traditional song and balladry and an open, intuitive approach to collaboration. The focus is upon material from English and Scottish sources, occasionally looking further afield in the quest for intriguing songs. Together, they create spine-tingling four-part harmony accompanied by harp, guitar, viola, concertina, piano, banjo, fiddles and musical saw. The band received a nomination for Best Group and Best Traditional Track in the 2015 BBC Radio Two Folk Awards for their debut album At Our Next Meeting, 'A bravely sparse and compelling new take on traditional songs... A quietly classy young folk band' The Guardian

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Julie Felix

on Wed, 17 May 2017 at Epping St. John the Baptist Church 7:00pm

Julie Felix needs little or no introduction as one of the living legends on the Folk / World Music circuit. Internationally renowned and with several long running series on the BBC behind her where she is recognised as having discovered and introduced the late Leonard Cohen to the British music scene. A rare opportunity to see her live in Epping at any time. Supported by another legend in the making... Saskia Griffiths Moore whom you will be queuing up to see long into the future as she carves her name as a new Felix. These two together are a formidable line-up. Don't miss them whatever you do!

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Lady Maisery

on Thu, 18 May 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

In an English folk scene currently bursting with bold and innovative folk music, vocal trio Lady Maisery shine brightly. With their unique approach to harmony singing and thoughtful and striking arrangements of both traditional repertoire and original compositions, Hazel Askew, Hannah James and Rowan Rheingans harness and celebrate their united voice. Whether unearthing a feminist twist hidden in a traditional tale, delivering a poignant anti-war ballad, or showcasing their immense multi-instrumental talents in original compositions that draw on a myriad of musical influences, Lady Maisery are skilful explorers of the power, beauty and vitality of song. Over the last five years, the trio have toured widely, performing sell-out shows across the UK and Europe. Underpinning every performance are Lady Maisery's distinctive harmonies: sometimes lush and rich, sometimes dark and invigorating, they intertwine with assured precision. The trio are also one of the foremost English proponents of mouth music, or diddling once common in England, and still found across parts of southern and northern Europe, this form of singing without words is a perfect showcase for their sheer musicality. Each also an accomplished instrumentalist, many songs are expertly accompanied by a rich tapestry of Rowan's fiddle, banjo and bansitar, Hazel's harp and concertina and Hannah's accordion and foot percussion. Since the release of their debut album in 2011, 'Weave and Spin' (named Album of the Week by the Independent newspaper), Lady Maisery have attracted substantial attention, including being nominated for the Horizon Award at the 2012 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and regularly appearing live on national radio. Their second album 'Mayday' (2013), a darker and more politically coloured record, cemented their growing reputation as a truly unique band on the English folk scene, with five star reviews from the likes of The Financial Times newspaper, music critics called it an album full of ideas, purpose and urgencypowerful, enthralling work (Songlines). Their hotly anticipated third album will be released in Summer 2016. Lady Maisery's members are all highly respected performers in their own right: Hannah James is currently touring her first solo show 'Jigdoll' and also plays in folk legend Maddy Prior's trio '3 for Joy'; Rowan Rheingans is half of the critically acclaimed duo The Rheingans Sisters and also plays with BBC Folk Singer of the Year Nancy Kerr's Sweet Visitor Band; and Hazel Askew is well known as a musician and singer in award winning duo Askew Sisters and the early music group The Artisans. All three are also key members of the English/Scottish supergroup 'Songs of Separation' whose debut album and stunning premiere at Celtic Connections festival pushed them straight into the indie album charts top 20 in January 2016 - a very rare accolade British folk! www.ladymaisery.com YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/LadyMaiseryFolk

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Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards

on Thu, 18 May 2017 at Godalming Farncombe Boat House 6:00pm

Tickets: £15. Seating is unreserved. Show starts @ 7.45pm. Hector's On The Wey will be open for food and drink from 6.00pm to ticket-holders who want to dine before the show. Given the small size of this intimate venue, this is a totally acoustic show. Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards have a vision for their band's sound: bold and elegant, schooled in the lyrical rituals of folk music and backed by grooves that alternately inspire Cajun two-stepping and rock-n-roll hip swagger. Cellist Valerie Thompson (cello/vox), fiddler Jenna Moynihan (fiddle/vox), and bassist Natalie Bohrn (bass/vox) pair their sophisticated string arrangements and rich vocal harmonies to band leader Laura Cortese's poignant and powerful singing. For their forthcoming album, the band is exploring their special and less common instrumentation with the support of Sam Kassirer, album producer of folk-pop favorites like Lake Street Dive and Joy Kills Sorrow. The new record has a wide emotional and sonic scope. The four voices are just as much instruments as they are providers for lyric and harmony. At times its rowdy, delicate and cinematic. The result is a sound that can start as a string band, and morph into a string quartet, female acappella group, or indie band; all while staying honest and true to their identity as folk instrumentalists. Watching them on the main stage at a summer folk festival, or tearing it up late-night at a club, you get the sense that they might snap some fiddle strings or punch a hole in the bass drum. This is post-folk that seriously rocks. www.lauracortese.net

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Pilgrims Way

on Thu, 18 May 2017 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8:00pm

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Eli West

on Thu, 18 May 2017 at Manchester Gullivers 7:30pm

Well-known for his work with Cahalen Morrison, Tim O'Brien, Jayme Stone and more, the Seattle-based singer and multi-instrumentalist oozes understated talent. We recently witnessed both Martin Simpson and Richard Hawley utterly floored by his skill. Truly a sublime musician! Eli's recent debut solo album, The Both, sees him taking the lead, on electric and acoustic guitars, banjo, and pedal steel, whilst remaining a thoughtful collaborator here with some of his close friends and personal heroes, like jazz great Bill Frisell, new Americana discovery Dori Freeman, and Anna & Elizabeth. The album focuses on the story of his two grandfathers; one a decorated WWII prisoner of war, the other a Brethren preacher and peace advocate. They couldn't have differed more, but together they shared a family. In this spirit, the theme of the album is duality: the first half showcases carefully built arrangements of six American folk songs, the second revisits these as instrumental passages, revealing new sides to the other.

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Anna And Elizabeth

on Thu, 18 May 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Elizabeth Laprelle is one of the most sought-after ballad singers of her generation and Anna Gevalt-Roberts a mesmerizing, talented multi-instrumentalist (fiddle, banjo and guitar) and singer, both sharing a desire to inspire people with the beautiful soul of Appalachian roots music. Creating a huge buzz of excitement on their UK tour earlier this year, they plan to return in May 2017 with their captivating mix of ballads, foot-stomping dance tunes, stories and visual art.

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Madison Violet

on Thu, 18 May 2017 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Madison Violet are an award winning, multi-instrumentalist duo from Toronto, Canada. Brenley MacEachern and Lisa MacIsaac have recently released The Knight Sessions their new album that returns to their much loved rootsy/Americana sound. The depth of their songs and their personal delivery win over crowds from North America to Australia. With their song-writing prowess and stunning harmonies Madison Violet are taking things back to the Roots. With 6 albums under their belt, numerous awards including Vocal Group of the Year at the CFMAs and the International John Lennon Song Writing Award, Brenley and Lisa have proven once again, that they're among Canada's brightest songwriters.

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Bob Fox @ The Hungry Horse Folk Club, Dunkirk Lane, Ellesmere Port, Ch65 6qf

on Thu, 18 May 2017 at Ellesmere Port The Whitby Club 7:15pm

BOB FOX hails from the north east of England and is a renowned and very talented performer on the folk music scene. A superb voice and immaculate skills on guitar, melodeon and other instruments, Bob is famous for his role as the singer in the West End musical play - War Horse. Start time 7-45pm

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Charity Night In Memory Of Julie Affleck

on Thu, 18 May 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

This fundraising event for St Leonard's Hospice will include performances by Paula Ryan, Judith Haswell, Sarah Dean, Toni Bunnell, Phil Cerny, Eddie Affleck and Ian Pybus. Opening the show will be Ramshackle, which is the Black Swan's new house band comprising Stan, Eddie, Phil and Judith, while the second half of the night will feature a high-profile nationally known headliner duo, which we are not yet at liberty to name, so watch this space!

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Flamenco Express @ Clf Theatre With Sara Peréz

on Thu, 18 May 2017 at London The Bussey Building 7:30pm

Flamenco Express presents an Xtra portion of raw, heart-wrenching flamenco - with Sizzling soloist' La Joaquina, guitar virtuoso Chris Clavo, the overpowering musicality of Antonio el Pola, the power and grace of Victor Fernández - plus the welcome return of the inextinguishable Sara Peréz, hot from the hottest Madrid stages. www.flamencoexpress.co.uk Sara Peréz Born in Madrid, Sara studied with some of Flamenco's finest such as La Popi, Beatriz Barceló, Paco Pozo, David Sánchez, Pepa Molina, María Juncal, Marco Flores and Concha Jareño. In worldwide demand and since 2009 a regular favourite at prestigious tablaos such as Las Carboneras, El Corral de la Moreria and Tablao Villa Rosa in Madrid. A member of the Ballet Flamenco of Madrid since 2011. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RamTsTdEa54 Victor Fernández Now based in London, 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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8teeg7a5H8 Flamenco Express Reviews "Delighted the audience, who rewarded them with rapturous applause and encores." Dance Europe "This feisty flamenco company deliver the finest in flamenco, plus sizzling soloist La Joaquina" Time Out "An unforgettable evening." Anglo Spanish Journal "This is a fiery ensemble production where every spark of personality is kept alight and creative diversity is given the space to breathe but remain faithful to flamenco's roots." King's Lynn News "..what was surprising, however, was the sheer power and energy displayed by the dancers during this vibrant celebration of Spanish culture. 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." "Flamenco Express transported the audience to an imaginary Spanish haven during a musical journey laced with passion, grace and immense artistry. The cold, grey and windy weather outside seemed a million miles away." Harlow Star

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Flamenco Express @ Clf Theatre With Sara Peréz

on Thu, 18 May 2017 at London The Bussey Building 7:30pm

Flamenco Express presents an Xtra portion of raw, heart-wrenching flamenco - with Sizzling soloist' La Joaquina, guitar virtuoso Chris Clavo, the overpowering musicality of Antonio el Pola, the power and grace of Victor Fernández - plus the welcome return of the inextinguishable Sara Peréz, hot from the hottest Madrid stages. www.flamencoexpress.co.uk Sara Peréz Born in Madrid, Sara studied with some of Flamenco's finest such as La Popi, Beatriz Barceló, Paco Pozo, David Sánchez, Pepa Molina, María Juncal, Marco Flores and Concha Jareño. In worldwide demand and since 2009 a regular favourite at prestigious tablaos such as Las Carboneras, El Corral de la Moreria and Tablao Villa Rosa in Madrid. A member of the Ballet Flamenco of Madrid since 2011. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RamTsTdEa54 Victor Fernández Now based in London, 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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8teeg7a5H8 Flamenco Express Reviews "Delighted the audience, who rewarded them with rapturous applause and encores." Dance Europe "This feisty flamenco company deliver the finest in flamenco, plus sizzling soloist La Joaquina" Time Out "An unforgettable evening." Anglo Spanish Journal "This is a fiery ensemble production where every spark of personality is kept alight and creative diversity is given the space to breathe but remain faithful to flamenco's roots." King's Lynn News "..what was surprising, however, was the sheer power and energy displayed by the dancers during this vibrant celebration of Spanish culture. 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." "Flamenco Express transported the audience to an imaginary Spanish haven during a musical journey laced with passion, grace and immense artistry. The cold, grey and windy weather outside seemed a million miles away." Harlow Star

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Alasdair Fraser And Natalie Haas

on Fri, 19 May 2017 at Masham Town Hall 7:30pm

The musical partnership between Alasdair Fraser, long regarded as Scotland's premier fiddle ambassador, and the sizzlingly-talented young California cellist Natalie Haas may not seem an obvious one. However, the duo's dazzling teamwork, their driving, dancing rhythms, and their shared passion for improvising on the melody and groove of Scottish tunes has wowed audiences at venues and festivals across the world. Touring as a duo for 12 years, they have led the revival of the Scottish tradition of playing dance music on violin and cello, releasing three critically acclaimed albums along the way. Alasdair Fraser has a concert and recording career spanning over 30 years, with a long list of awards, accolades, television credits, and feature performances on top movie soundtracks including Last of the Mohicans and Titanic. He has been sponsored by the British Council to represent Scotland's music internationally, and received the Scottish Heritage Centre Service Award for outstanding contributions to Scottish culture and traditions. Natalie Haas is in the vanguard of young cellists who are re-defining the role of the instrument within traditional music. Cellists are coming out of the woodwork to study with Natalie, to learn how she creates a groove and a whole chunky rhythm section, says Fraser. It's inspiring to hear the cello unleashed from its orchestral shackles! "Fraser, one of the most respected of all exponents of the Scots fiddle, would look long and hard to find a more appropriate cellist as a partner. Haas can switch just as effortlessly as Fraser from a gentle singing tone to driving, dancing melody. A ppositive joy." The Scotsman

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Victor Menace

on Fri, 19 May 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Victor Menace will confuse you, abuse you and amuse you and leave you begging for more! It's the original sound of Ninja Folk with its ferociously fast fiddle, howling horns and gritty guitars on a bed of bouncing backbeats. The sheer pace and infectious danceability of this virtuoso band will have you on your feet in no time and dancing like nobody's watching. 'Victor Menace' is the instrumental brainchild of alternative composer and musician Ruth Theodore (Guardian ****/ MOJO****). Forming the band back in 2007, the sheer pace and infectious danceability, was an instant hit on the festival circuit and within a few years 'Victor Menace', fronted by Theodore on Violin and Alejandro Toledo (The Magic Tombolinos) on sax, was headlining the world music stages at Bestival, Hackney WickED, and Glastonbury's ShangriLa stage. Soon after the release of their self titled debut record, the band sadly split as key members moved overseas and Theodore went on to release a further three acclaimed solo records. But at 3am on New Years Eve 2016, she declared war once more and reformed the band, with the original bassist Mike Limmer (La Chula), Lucien Windrich (eVoid) on acoustic, Haruna Komatsu (No Cars) on Clarinet and Sax, Luke Upperton (Skaprest) on lead electric, and Arturs Reirs (Eugene "Hideaway" Bridges / Steve Nimmo Trio) on drums. Remembered for their infamously energetic live shows the band were instantly asked back to Bestival 2016 and are now on the rampage. Ruth Theodore is remarkable for the quirky originality of her writing with its constant changes of mood and pace. She switches styles like she were providing the soundtrack to the crosscutting in an imaginary film the guardian **** A flair for off kilter arrangements that constantly surprise. Emerging with a colourful battery of instrumentation fRoots magazine

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Jon Boden

on Fri, 19 May 2017 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

Best known as the lead singer of the progressive folk big band Bellowhead who, over a period of 12 years, achieved a level of critical and commercial success unmatched by any other band working in English traditional music in the last three decades. In 2015 Jon announced that he had decided to leave the band and on May 1st 2016 Bellowhead played their final gig. Since 2009 he has also performed with his own band The Remnant Kings, performing both traditional folk music and Jon's own work featured on his second solo album Songs from the Floodplain a bleak but hopeful view of a post-apocalyptic world. The links between that and folk music was something further explored in BBC Radio 3's The Essay. In addition, within the traditional folk scene, he has played in a duo with fellow Bellowhead member John Spiers for over a decade. Jon launched his solo career in Autumn 2016, touring the UK solo for the first time. Largely presenting the self-penned songs of his debut album, Painted Lady (2006), (recently re-issued by Navigator Records), as well as material from his remarkable dystopian follow-up, Songs From The Floodplain (2009, Navigator Records), Jon's solo show also includes material from Bellowhead, his duo partnership, Spiers & Boden and his ambitious A Folk Song A Day project, in which he recorded 365 folk songs in one year. Jon is delighted to announce Painted Lady tour, Part Two, starting in May 2017. Though widely respected as an interpreter and champion of traditional song, as anyone who has heard his solo albums or has seen Jon live will know, his repertoire extends far beyond the boundaries of the traditional folk genre. Jon's May 2017 dates will not just showcase his instrumental talents on fiddle and concertina, but also on guitar and trademark electrified 'stomp box'. Accompanying himself with simple handclaps one moment and performing a distinctive version of Whitney Houston's 80s hit 'I Wanna Dance with Somebody' the next (one of the new, bonus tracks on the reissued Painted Lady), Jon Boden's solo performances are electrifying audiences around the country. Jon's compelling live shows provide insight into a man of many and various talents who uniquely manages to draw audiences deeper into the worlds of traditional music and of his own highly accomplished song writing. "Jon Boden, formerly of Bellowhead, was without a doubt the highlight of the week for us. He held the crowd for over an hour and a half, alone on stage with his plethora of instruments filled with a mixture of songs from Bellowhead, traditional folk tunes and songs from Boden's solo career. He came back for two encores at the end the first time we have ever seen this happen at Sidmouth." ~ Culture Vultures review of Sidmouth Folk Week 2016

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Jenn Grant

on Fri, 19 May 2017 at Manchester The Castle Hotel 7:30pm

Jenn Grant's Paradise is the most adventurous and deliberate work she's ever done. Following 2015's Juno nominations of Triple A Album Of The Year and Songwriter Of The Year for Compostela, Grant and husband Daniel Ledwell took a year in their home studio to craft an album of melodic beauty and sonic diversity. Grant displays the nuanced soulfulness in her voice, and touches on folk, R&B, and rock balladry. Paradise is the result of a talented, experienced musician employing all her abilities to lengths never before heard.

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Tim O'brien

on Fri, 19 May 2017 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Tim O'Brien In Tim O'Brien's music, things come together. The uncanny intersection of traditional and contemporary elements in his songwriting, his tireless dedication to a vast and still-expanding array of instruments, and his ongoing commitment to place himself in as many unique and challenging musical scenarios as possible has made him a key figure in today's thriving roots music scene and well beyond it. O'Brien's presence be it as a bandleader, songwriter, mentor, instrumentalist, or vocalist has been strongly felt not only in his own rich music, but in the many recordings of his songs by such artists as the Dixie Chicks, Garth Brooks, Dierks Bentley, Nickel Creek, Kathy Mattea, the New Grass Revival, and the Seldom Scene, and in his recorded collaborations with Steve Martin, the Chieftains, and innumerable others. Most recently, O'Brien has been performing before capacity crowds in the band of Mark Knopfler, who described O'Brien as a master of American folk music, Irish music, Scottish music it doesn't matter; a fine songwriter and one of my favourite singers. O'Brien listens to bluegrass and hears the music's roots in modal Irish ballads and vintage swing. He insightfully re-examines and reconstructs those styles, and many others, in his own music, throwing off new sparks by reawakening the tension and interplay of the colliding components at the heart of American music. Over the years, he explains, my music has become a certain thing. Each time I go into the studio to make a new album, I could make an Irish record, or a bluegrass record, or a country recordbut it seems artificial to sift anything out. I feel like I'd be leaving out something important. In the end, I just try to make it round

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Ezio

on Fri, 19 May 2017 at Nottingham The Doghouse 7:30pm

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Steve Knightley

on Fri, 19 May 2017 at Faringdon Corn Exchange 7:00pm

Steve Knightley is the songwriting force behind Show of Hands, widely acclaimed as the finest acoustic roots duo in England. Join Steve for his solo 2017 'Landlocked' tour. One of England's greatest singer songwriters Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2 Note - doors open 7pm for 7.30pm.

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Eli West

on Fri, 19 May 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Well-known for his work with Cahalen Morrison, Tim O'Brien, Jayme Stone and more, the Seattle-based singer and multi-instrumentalist oozes understated talent. We recently witnessed both Martin Simpson and Richard Hawley utterly floored by his skill. Truly a sublime musician! Eli's recent debut solo album, The Both, sees him taking the lead, on electric and acoustic guitars, banjo, and pedal steel, whilst remaining a thoughtful collaborator here with some of his close friends and personal heroes, like jazz great Bill Frisell, new Americana discovery Dori Freeman, and Anna & Elizabeth. The album focuses on the story of his two grandfathers; one a decorated WWII prisoner of war, the other a Brethren preacher and peace advocate. They couldn't have differed more, but together they shared a family. In this spirit, the theme of the album is duality: the first half showcases carefully built arrangements of six American folk songs, the second revisits these as instrumental passages, revealing new sides to the other.

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Monster Ceilidh Band

on Fri, 19 May 2017 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

MONSTER CEILIDH BAND are redefining what ceilidh means by combining traditional dance forms with contemporary electronic dance music. Their powerful and uncompromising approach has brought them to the attention of many major Festivals like Cambridge and Bestival. They have been guided by bands like Shooglenifty, Martyn Bennet, and the Peatbog Faeries continuing in the fusion genre with their own take of Electronic fusion. D'nB producer the Touch works together with electronic experimentalist and bassist David de la Haye to produce an electronic  augmentation of compositions that  Amy, Shona, Grace and Kieran write. The result is a crucible for smelting riffs, massive chord progressions, intense electronics, folk tunes and a wide variety of styles. This gig is part of their tour promoting their latest CD Mutations, due for release Spring 2017.  It will be seated but space will be made for anyone driven out of their seat by the rhythm (i.e. feel the urge to dance).

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Monster Ceilidh Band

on Fri, 19 May 2017 at Newbury ACE Space 7:30pm

MONSTER CEILIDH BAND are redefining what ceilidh means by combining traditional dance forms with contemporary electronic dance music. Their powerful and uncompromising approach has brought them to the attention of many major Festivals like Cambridge and Bestival. They have been guided by bands like Shooglenifty, Martyn Bennet, and the Peatbog Faeries continuing in the fusion genre with their own take of Electronic fusion. D'nB producer the Touch works together with electronic experimentalist and bassist David de la Haye to produce an electronic  augmentation of compositions that  Amy, Shona, Grace and Kieran write. The result is a crucible for smelting riffs, massive chord progressions, intense electronics, folk tunes and a wide variety of styles. This gig is part of their tour promoting their latest CD Mutations, due for release Spring 2017.  It will be seated but space will be made for anyone driven out of their seat by the rhythm (i.e. feel the urge to dance).

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Simon Mayor And Hillary James At St Helen's Church, Alveston

on Fri, 19 May 2017 at Bristol St Helens Church, Alveston 7:30pm

St Helen's Church in Alveston is very pleased to welcome back the acclaimed duo of Simon Mayor and Hilary James. This duo's musical diversity and wry wit always translates into a hugely entertaining stage show. Their performances can range from beautifully evocative Irish ballads into a mandolin and guitar version of Handel's Arrival Of the Queen Of Sheba and can then drop into one of their own notorious comic songs with wry humour and an easy, informal stage manner. Simon Mayor is one of the world's foremost mandolinists he is constantly in demand to play and teach at festivals and workshops. Hilary James' elegant singing has received huge acclaim there performances span the musical divides from Celtic ballads to blues and Berlioz. Hilary's mandobass has become their trademark, it has such a large presence that it is often referred to as the third member of the duo. Together they are a force of nature that deliver genre defying uplifting music that encompasses folk, blues, jazz and the occasional classically inspired piece as well. They have also done considerable work for the BBC composing and performing comic songs for children's television. They have previously supported Fairport Convention on a UK wide tour and played at Fairport Convention's festival at Cropredy; this has resulted in their music being appreciated by a much wider audience.

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Jon Gomm

on Fri, 19 May 2017 at London Bush Hall 7:30pm

Doors 7.30pm

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Holy Moly And The Crackerss Live@the Golden Lion

on Fri, 19 May 2017 at Ripon The Golden Lion 7:30pm

A welcome return visit from Newcastle based Holy Moly and the Crackersss. The band spent 2016 bouncing from Glastonbury to Kendal Calling to Boomtown shaking dancefloors all over the UK with an exciting and visceral blend of rock, pop, folk, blues, balkan, klezmer, ska, reggae We throw a whole load of genres into the mix. We describe ourselves as gypsy folk rock, but that's a very loose term. Doors 7.30 pm music starts 8.30pm. Mainly standing but some seating will be available by arrangement.

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Lowri Evans & Lee Mason

on Fri, 19 May 2017 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

Three fantastic acts for our regular Comfy & Acoustic night. Details soon.

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The Calico Cat Presents... The Wilsons

on Fri, 19 May 2017 at Saltburn-by-the-Sea Rushpool Hall 7:30pm

The incredible vocal powerhouse that is the Wilson Family, have been in demand to sing on many great stages over the last few years - The Sage, at Newcastle, the Royal Albert Hall, London, and on Broadway with Sting. From Billingham, Teesside, the brothers sing the history of the North East in a powerful and inimitable style.

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Out Of The Swamp

on Fri, 19 May 2017 at London Cecil Sharp House 8:00pm

Chris Hall is the go to man for Cajun accordion. He has gigged and recorded with Paul McCartney, Bill Wyman, Kate Bush and other famous names. But traditional Cajun music is still his first love. Chris's accordion and Mitch Proctor's fiddle provide superb driving Cajun dance rhythms. Add in Hazel Scott's powerful and authentic vocals and you have a very special band for listeners and dancers.

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Out Of The Swamp

on Fri, 19 May 2017 at London Cecil Sharp House 8:00pm

Chris Hall is the go to man for Cajun accordion. He has gigged and recorded with Paul McCartney, Bill Wyman, Kate Bush and other famous names. But traditional Cajun music is still his first love. Chris's accordion and Mitch Proctor's fiddle provide superb driving Cajun dance rhythms. Add in Hazel Scott's powerful and authentic vocals and you have a very special band for listeners and dancers.

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Blue Saturday In Bucks 2017

on Sat, 20 May 2017 at High Wycombe Arts4Every1 Centre 9:00am

BLUE SATURDAY IS A DAY OF BLUES WORKSHOPS AND HARMONICA TUITION BY SOME OF THE COUNTRY'S BEST HARMONICA PLAYERS & TEACHERS Blues Saturday in Bucks is organised in conjunction with The National Harmonica League and Bucks Learning Trust Music as part of a programme of initiatives to attract new players, encourage existing players and serve the needs of blues harp lovers. BEGINNERS WORKSHOPS / INTERMEDIATE WORKSHPS / ADVANCED WORKSHOPS / MAINTENANCE WORKSHOPS A day filled with learning, playing and sharing for all abilities, culminating in demonstrations, a jam session, and perfomances. EVENING: A night filled with awesome blues, three outstanding Blues Harp players and excellent support bands, raising the roof off of this great venue. Doors 7.30 for 8pm start.

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Moore Moss Rutter In Concert

on Sat, 20 May 2017 at Reading St Mary's Church 7:00pm

A series of remarkable gigs has heightened the sense of anticipation around the reunion of Jack Rutter (Seth Lakeman Band), Tom Moore (False Lights) and Archie Churchill-Moss (Beyond the Marches) in the trio that won them the 2011 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. The intervening years have seen them play with some of the biggest and best acts in English folk music, and now they reconvene to release the follow-up to their acclaimed, eponymous debut album. Widely regarded as three of the best players of traditional folk amongst a precociously gifted generation, their finely-crafted arrangements wield a rare potency. Their music features ancient traditional material from Britain as well as newly composed tunes and songs, and focuses on their own movements from the countryside to large cities, and the contrasts that come into play, liberally sprinkled with the sound of modern electroacoustic grit. This trio has as much to do with contemporary music as it does with folk or baroque. The published prices are for earlybird tickets until four weeks before the concert. After Saturday 22nd April the prices will be £15 adult, and £10 age 14-17.

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Moore Moss Rutter In Concert

on Sat, 20 May 2017 at Reading St Mary's Church 7:00pm

A series of remarkable gigs has heightened the sense of anticipation around the reunion of Jack Rutter (Seth Lakeman Band), Tom Moore (False Lights) and Archie Churchill-Moss (Beyond the Marches) in the trio that won them the 2011 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. The intervening years have seen them play with some of the biggest and best acts in English folk music, and now they reconvene to release the follow-up to their acclaimed, eponymous debut album. Widely regarded as three of the best players of traditional folk amongst a precociously gifted generation, their finely-crafted arrangements wield a rare potency. Their music features ancient traditional material from Britain as well as newly composed tunes and songs, and focuses on their own movements from the countryside to large cities, and the contrasts that come into play, liberally sprinkled with the sound of modern electroacoustic grit. This trio has as much to do with contemporary music as it does with folk or baroque. The published prices are for earlybird tickets until four weeks before the concert. After Saturday 22nd April the prices will be £15 adult, and £10 age 14-17.

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3 Daft Monkeys

on Sat, 20 May 2017 at Brideford The Palladium Club 8:30pm

The Palladium Club are please to be welcoming 3 Daft Monkeys back to the club this may + Support to be confirmed Tickets: £8.00 Adv £12.00 On the Door 3 Daft Monkeys Biography; After experiencing the band's notoriously energetic live performance at Glastonbury Festival last summer, Mark Radcliffe declared them as one of his Highlights of the Festival on BBC TV coverage, and subsequently invited them to play a session on his BBC Radio 2 Folk Show. The band have also performed a live session with Whispering Bob Harris on Radio 2, after he experienced them 'live' at Cropredy Festival. With their quirky and original approach to music, and their passion, intensity and sheer joy of life, 3 Daft Monkeys have gained themselves a large and loyal cult following, which is still growing rapidly due to their intense touring schedule. Their music is hard to pigeon-hole, mixing and crossing many musical genres from Celtic, Klezmer, Gypsy, Balkan, Latin, Ska, Dub Reggae, Indie, Rock and even a hint of Shostakovich. Fascinating lyrics of personal and whimsical observations on life, and folk tales both ancient and modern, are told within the swirling layers of their music, all with the essential catchy sing-along chorus. Their latest story-led and theatrical album Of Stones and Bones'(Best Album, Spiral Earth Awards) is a collection of old, new and fictional Cornish tales of forbidden love, murder, rebellion, witchcraft and piracy. All delivered with panache and a wicked vein of humour. With a brand new 4-piece line-up, the band weave enchanting melodies with catchy choruses, virtuoso vibrant fiddle, rhythmic 12-string guitar, 6-string bass, bespoke hand-percussion and 4-part vocal harmonies. Their music leads you through a musical journey of the senses and emotions, and the desire to dance is irresistible. 3 Daft Monkeys' famously intense and dynamic live shows lend themselves to venues of all sizes, and audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Their shows are individually tailored to suit their environment, from intimate acoustic story-led performances in small village halls and churches, to dynamic electric festival shows with a guest brass section and VJs. Their music has been used on Sky Sports Channel, BBC documentaries, and independent films, as well as by theatre companies such as the infamous Rogue Theatre. 3 Daft Monkeys have played at a huge number and variety of festivals in the UK and Europe, including Glastonbury, Fairport Convention's Cropredy, Beautiful Days, Trowbridge Village Pump, Towersey Folk Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Belladrum, Bestival and Boomtown Fair. Their eclectic mix of styles has drawn them a following right across Europe, and the band have headlined festivals in Holland, Germany and France. 3 Daft Monkeys have also recently joined acrobats and circus performers in the new and vibrant boutique busking festival scenes of Switzerland and Italy. The band are currently writing a fresh new set of songs for their eagerly awaited new album release in spring 2017.

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Melrose Quartet @ Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 20 May 2017 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 7:30pm

Sat May 20th Melrose Quartet @ Wychwood Folk Club + support from Fly Yeti Fly Tiddy Hall, Shipton Road, Ascott -u- Wychwood, Oxon, OX7 6AG Tickets £12.00 in advance £14.00 on the door Start 8pm.Doors 7.30pm Parking & Bar Available Contact: Mark/Elaine 01993831427 or 07870563299 wychwoodfolkclub@zoho.com Nominated for Best Group, 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Melrose Quartet are truly an all-round folk act, with both tight a capella harmony and energy-packed instrumentals. They comprise leading English musicians Nancy Kerr (2015 BBC Folk Singer of the Year), James Fagan, Jess & Richard Arrowsmith with twin fiddles, guitar and bouzouki, melodeon and four strong voices. The band present a bold take on old and new English songs and tunes, with a powerful treatment of traditional material alongside some of the best modern song-writing in the folk world. They reliably delight and tantalise their audiences with the infectious warmth and sparkle these four seasoned musicians feel when they unite. In concert, Melrose Quartet perform a diverse repertoire, featuring music from their acclaimed debut album '50 Verses' alongside new works destined for their new CD due for release early in 2017. There are carousing chorus songs, lively dance tunes, ancient stories and modern pieces written in celebration of everything from weddings & birthdays to issues that affect all of our 21st century lives. This is music for everybody. Melrose Quartet are known for their outstanding workshops ranging from harmony singing to accompaniment, and they also can offer The Melrose Ceilidh Band, with the addition of Nigel Holmes on Bass. This is a ceilidh with a difference, as the band use singing as well as instruments for the dance music, to great effect. ...all in all an inspired ensemble so obviously playing for joy Martin Simpson

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Miranda Sykes - In Concert

on Sat, 20 May 2017 at Whitchurch Gill Nethercott Centre 7:30pm

Miranda Sykes, the acclaimed singer and bassist with 'Show of Hands' is returning to her roots. After a career spanning over 20 years, during which time she has played with many of the top musicians and singers within the folk world, she will be touring as she started out: one woman, one bass, and one guitar. Borrowed Places is a project that draws its inspiration primarily from the songs and landscapes of her native Lincolnshire but seen through the eyes of someone who has lived away for many years. The themes are not specific; the land changes, it grows, it shrinks, it adapts and it resists but most of all it lives and breathes. With her sensational voice, and accompanying herself, Miranda interprets the soul of the land and takes her audience on a journey that resonates with us all, wherever we live and it is one you won't want to miss.

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Coope Boyes & Simpson

on Sat, 20 May 2017 at Farnham The Medici Theatre 7:15pm

CODA marks a farewell to touring from Coope Boyes & Simpson. It's no gentle goodnight though. Their tenth album delivers as sharp a collection of songs and resonant acapella harmonies as any of its predecessors. Expect items from this album as well as songs from their extensive back catalogue at this, their last ever, concert in the South East. Note: The Reduced price is for current 2016/17 Music Institute members. Full details at www.musici.club/coda.htm

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Coope Boyes & Simpson

on Sat, 20 May 2017 at Farnham The Medici Theatre 7:15pm

CODA marks a farewell to touring from Coope Boyes & Simpson. It's no gentle goodnight though. Their tenth album delivers as sharp a collection of songs and resonant acapella harmonies as any of its predecessors. Expect items from this album as well as songs from their extensive back catalogue at this, their last ever, concert in the South East. Note: The Reduced price is for current 2016/17 Music Institute members. Full details at www.musici.club/coda.htm

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Rachel Eddy In Concert

on Sat, 20 May 2017 at Ashington, Manor Buildings Barn 6:30pm

Rachel Eddy - Fiddle , Banjo and multi instrument virtuoso from USA - will be performing as part of her Workshop Weekend to both students and the general public. She will be playing her own selection of lonesome songs and lively dance tunes from the Old Time Appalachian mountain traditions of her home state West Virginia. Rachel Eddy learned to fiddle growing up just outside of Morgantown, WV, and has taught hundreds of students over the years to play fiddle, banjo and guitar. In 2007 Rachel moved to Nashville, TN to make her solo record 'Hand on the Plow', backed by Tim O'Brien, Mark Schatz, and more. After having spent 2008-2014 living in Stockholm, Sweden and traveling extensively throughout Europe playing Old-time music, she is happy to report that coming back to the US has been wonderfully productive! Currently she splits her music time teaching and performing regularly with an all woman group called The Early Mays, with the Brad and Ken Kolodner Trio, and as a solo artist. Music at the Buildings is a House Concert venue set in a beautiful rural location. The evening is informal and you are welcome to arrive early with a picnic - either in the garden or under cover in the venue itself. Doors open 6.30pm and Music from 8.00pm until approx 10pm. for further insights see our Face book page: www.facebook.com/MusicatBuildings/

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Miranda Sykes - In Concert

on Sat, 20 May 2017 at Whitchurch Gill Nethercott Centre 7:30pm

Miranda Sykes, the acclaimed singer and bassist with 'Show of Hands' is returning to her roots. After a career spanning over 20 years, during which time she has played with many of the top musicians and singers within the folk world, she will be touring as she started out: one woman, one bass, and one guitar. Borrowed Places is a project that draws its inspiration primarily from the songs and landscapes of her native Lincolnshire but seen through the eyes of someone who has lived away for many years. The themes are not specific; the land changes, it grows, it shrinks, it adapts and it resists but most of all it lives and breathes. With her sensational voice, and accompanying herself, Miranda interprets the soul of the land and takes her audience on a journey that resonates with us all, wherever we live and it is one you won't want to miss. Real Ale and Wine bar available

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Veronica Sbergia & Max De Bernardi - The Red Wine Serenaders

on Sat, 20 May 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Veronica Sbergia & Max De Bernardi passionately play country blues and ragtime, hokum, jug band and rural music from the 20's and 30's. They like to keep this precious musical heritage alive faithfully reproducing its original sound whilst playing it a modern twist. Using strictly acoustic instruments such ukulele, washboard, kazoo, resophonic guitars and doublebass their passion for this music is perfectly represented on their last CD OLD STORIES FOR MODERN TIMES, that also sees contributions by other leading musicians and friends, Sugar Blue (a legendary harmonica player in the past with the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Willie Dixon and Frank Zappa) and the world master of resophonic guitar, Bob Brozman. The album is an overview of the American popular music from the early years of the last century with the Red Wine Serenaders reinterpreting great songs by artists like Big Bill Broonzy, Memphis Minnie, Jimmie Rodgers, Sidney Bechet, Lucille Bogan, Bo Carter, Delmore Brothers in their own unique style. With their trio called Veronica & The Red Wine Serenaders they won the European Blues Challenge 2013, an important international contest held in Toulouse in March. Thanks to this result they performed at the prestigious Notodden Blues Festival in Norway and will take part in Lucerne Blues Festival in November. Veronica & Max regularly perform in Usa, France, Switzerland, Hungary, Norway, Spain, England, Italy and Poland. Veronica is also the first Italian artist ever invited to the Mustique Blues Festival (2012 and 2013) in the Carribean.

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Bob Dylan Night

on Sat, 20 May 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:00pm

Following the success of our Neil Young themed night last year, we're returning with an evening of emerging artists and bands covering all eras of the great Bob Dylan. The Gold Rush band will be back to bring the house down with a full electric Dylan set (JUDAS!)

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Mark Morriss (the Bluetones)

on Sat, 20 May 2017 at Lewes Westgate Chapel 7:00pm

Tickets are £15 in advance, or £17.50 if there any left on the doors. This is an intimate gig in a beautiful historic small venue, seating just 70 - book early to avoid disappointment. All profits to The Oyster Project.

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Tim O'brien Support Kaia Kater

on Sun, 21 May 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

It has been four years since Tim's last solo recording. Between collaborations with Darrell Scott, the recent Grammy-winning recording with Jerry Douglas's Earls of Leicester and the rebooting of Hot Rize; he's barely had time for a shower. Still, somewhere in O'Brien's vivid imagination, the seeds of Pompadour began to sprout.Each of O'Brien's solo albums has a distinctive identity. Many have specific themes, including Red on Blonde, an insightful collection of Bob Dylan compositions, and his Grammy-winning celebration of Appalachian music and its Celtic roots, Fiddler's Green. So it is with Pompadour, or at least most of it. "It's kind of a breakup record," O'Brien says. "I separated from my wife four years ago and got divorced a year after that. So there's a breakup, an assessment and ultimately delight at the end."

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Alasdair Fraser And Natalie Haas

on Sun, 21 May 2017 at Topsham Matthews Hall 7:30pm

Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas unleash their dazzling teamwork, driving, dancing rhythms and shared passion for taking the infectious melodies and grooves of Scottish/Celtic music on an exciting new journey. 'Fraser, one of the most respected of all exponents of the Scots fiddle, would look long and hard to find a more appropriate cellist as a partner. Haas can switch just as effortlessly as Fraser from a gentle singing tone to driving, dancing melody. A positive joy.' - The Scotsman Starts at 20.00

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Jamie R Hawkins Music Cruise (aboard Kenavon Venture)

on Sun, 21 May 2017 at Devizes Kenavon Venture - The Wharf 6:45pm

Boat leaves Devizes Wharf at 7pm sharp. Fish & Chips are served onboard shortly after. A great singer/ songwriter with a real ability to look at things from a slightly different angle. His songwriting is strong, and the delivery is often exceptional, with material that is both poignant and personal. His performances are emotive and captivating. His latest album Capacity To Change was released in early 2016.

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Daniel & Emma Reid Workshop @ Gregson Centre, Lancaster

on Sun, 21 May 2017 at Lancaster Gregson Community & Arts Centre, Lancaster 4:00pm

An instrumental workshop in which we delve into Swedish folk music. The group will learn a tune with an arrangement, and we will focus on style, swing and ensemble skills. 4-5.30pm.

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Daniel & Emma Reid Workshop @ Gregson Centre, Lancaster

on Sun, 21 May 2017 at Lancaster Gregson Community & Arts Centre, Lancaster 4:00pm

An instrumental workshop in which we delve into Swedish folk music. The group will learn a tune with an arrangement, and we will focus on style, swing and ensemble skills. 4-5.30pm.

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Daniel & Emma Reid Concert & Bal @ Gregson Centre, Lancaster

on Sun, 21 May 2017 at Lancaster Gregson Community & Arts Centre, Lancaster 7:00pm

Beautifully lyrical folk music from Sweden and the British Isles. Concert 7pm followed by playing for dancing. Daniel Reid soprano and baritone saxophones, accordion, vocals Emma Reid fiddle, viola, hardanger fiddle, vocals It doesn't matter what they play, its passion, intimate and of high quality.
 Folkworld The Sweden-based duo-couple Daniel and Emma Reid perform songs, self-penned tunes and traditional material from both Sweden and the British Isles, all with a remarkably close and spontaneous interaction. The eclectic mix of instruments and vocals combined with sheer musical brilliance makes for incredibly varied, evocative performances.

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Daniel & Emma Reid Concert & Bal @ Gregson Centre, Lancaster

on Sun, 21 May 2017 at Lancaster Gregson Community & Arts Centre, Lancaster 7:00pm

Beautifully lyrical folk music from Sweden and the British Isles. Concert 7pm followed by playing for dancing. Daniel Reid soprano and baritone saxophones, accordion, vocals Emma Reid fiddle, viola, hardanger fiddle, vocals It doesn't matter what they play, its passion, intimate and of high quality.
 Folkworld The Sweden-based duo-couple Daniel and Emma Reid perform songs, self-penned tunes and traditional material from both Sweden and the British Isles, all with a remarkably close and spontaneous interaction. The eclectic mix of instruments and vocals combined with sheer musical brilliance makes for incredibly varied, evocative performances.

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Combined Ticket: Daniel & Emma Reid Workshop + Concert + Bal

on Sun, 21 May 2017 at Lancaster Gregson Community & Arts Centre, Lancaster 4:00pm

Workshop 4-5.30pm: An instrumental workshop in which we delve into Swedish folk music. The group will learn a tune with an arrangement, and we will focus on style, swing and ensemble skills. Concert 7pm followed by playing for dancing.

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Combined Ticket: Daniel & Emma Reid Workshop + Concert + Bal

on Sun, 21 May 2017 at Lancaster Gregson Community & Arts Centre, Lancaster 4:00pm

Workshop 4-5.30pm: An instrumental workshop in which we delve into Swedish folk music. The group will learn a tune with an arrangement, and we will focus on style, swing and ensemble skills. Concert 7pm followed by playing for dancing.

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Steve Turner

on Mon, 22 May 2017 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Steve Turner

on Mon, 22 May 2017 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Benjamin Folke Thomas

on Mon, 22 May 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 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ruminative Swede's country soul soars on fourth album 8/10 - Uncut A precocious acoustic finger-picker, fearlessly confessional as a songwriter - Mojo This is an album that demands you listen, and that's no bad thing - Acoustic Scandinavian-born singer Benjamin Folke Thomas is excited to announce the release of his impressive new album Copenhagen on March 3rd, 2017. Folke Thomas was born in the coldest winter recorded in modern day history in Gothenburg; perhaps his obsession for sad, lamenting country songs was inevitable; and grew up on a secluded island off the coast of Sweden, populated by mainly evangelical Christians. However, Ben never found God. He discovered grunge music instead, and at the age of 11 he was playing drums in a punk band before turning to Folk and Americana music after seeing Kurt Cobain's performance of 'In The Pines' on Unplugged. Steeping himself in Leadbelly, Dylan, and Leonard Cohen, by the age of 20 he was an accomplished finger-picker, confident performer, and mature songwriter. Copenhagen is Ben's best work to date; an album full of Roots and rhythmic Blues, along- side the most beautiful descriptive storytelling, sung with his trademark baritone vocals and packed with anthemic choruses. After living and playing in London for some years, where he proved to be one of the most exciting prospects to come out of the acoustic scene in years, he released his first studio album Too Close To Here in 2013. It was mainly recorded with Swedish musicians in the Rosa Huset ('The Pink House') outside Gothenburg. Follow up Rogue State of Mind, re- leased in 2015, was recorded with his same Swedish band in their studio in an old ware- house, and focused in on the bands live nature with minimal rehearsal. Folke Thomas' live ability has attracted a dedicated fanbase and rave reviews, including Q Magazine describing his stunning playing... his finger-picking is the best you will ever hear, whilst the Guardian stated that he stands out like Oliver Reed at an AA meeting.

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Lisbee Stainton

on Tue, 23 May 2017 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

The English Rose With The 8-String Guitar Lisbee Stainton is a 28 year-old singer-songwriter who has been writing music since she was 8 years old. She graduated in 2009 from Goldsmiths College, University of London, with a degree in Popular Music and her first album release already under her belt, Firefly, as well as having been the first unsigned singer-songwriter to play London's O2 Arena in 2007, performing two shows to 30,000 people. Since graduating, she has recorded a further 3 critically acclaimed albums. Girl on an Unmade Bed (2010) was recorded at Abbey Road Studios and produced by Rupert Christie (Lou Reed, Fisherman's Friends). The album earned Lisbee three play listed singles on BBC Radio 2, a 'Record of The Week' on BBC 6Music's Radcliffe & Maconie Show and gained the attention of Joan Armatrading, who personally chose Lisbee to be the main support act for her extensive 74-date tour of the UK and mainland Europe, including a sold-out concert at The Royal Albert Hall. Shortly afterwards, Lisbee was a featured artist on BBC Radio 2's prestigious 'In Concert' series. Lisbee's third album Go (2012) received more airplay from Radio 2 as Lisbee completed twenty-three intimate 'Living Room' concerts (including a performance aboard the nuclear submarine HMS Vigilant), a European tour with Paul Carrack, a UK tour with Gretchen Peters, a live session and interview for Radio 2's The Bob Harris Show, a UK tour supporting Ben Montague and a series of her own headline dates. During a tour of Germany, Folk star Seth Lakeman was so impressed with what he heard from Lisbee as the support act that he invited her to join his band to sing backing vocals and play banjo, harmonium, guitar and harmonica; a role that won her a whole new audience. Word Games (2013) was recorded at Monnow Valley Studio in Monmouth, Wales, and produced by Mikko Gordon (Thom Yorke) and Rupert Christie. Seth Lakeman's and Lisbee's fruitful onstage partnership led to the pair co-writing two songs on the album, with Lakeman also contributing vocals, viola and bouzouki throughout the album's recording. Lisbee co-write another track with Irish star Eleanor McEvoy ('Only A Woman's Heart'). 2014 subsequently saw Lisbee complete not only another headline tour of the UK, but also a UK tour with Paul Brady, a duo tour of Germany with Seth Lakeman and a live session for Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2. Lisbee's fifth album, Then Up, is the first to be entirely self-produced and is due for release in March 2017. Then Up is a triumphant, exultant journey through story-telling and self-discovery. It was recorded at Monnow Valley Studios and Real World studios and includes co-writes with Eleanor McEvoy, Ivor Novello nominee Charlie Dore (George Harrison, Tina Turner) and Tom Robinson. Between the time she spent writing and recording the album, Lisbee continued to tour in Seth Lakeman's band, played UK dates supporting Fisherman's Friends and performed at festivals such as Glastonbury, main stage slots at Wickham Festival and Towersey Festival, and Blacksheep Festival in Germany. Additionally, whilst continuing to be a prolific songwriter in her own right, Lisbee regularly co-writes with other songwriters and in addition to the writers already mentioned, has co-written with Ian Brown (Mighty Village Records), Henry Priestman and Don Mescall. In Sept 2016, Lisbee was selcted to travel to Nashville in a select group of 15 UK songwriters as a part of the UKTI Songwriting and Publishing camp. During which, Lisbee co-wrote songs with US songwriters Blue Miller (India Arie), Lamont 'Logic' Coleman (Wyclef Jean, Justin Bieber) and Tabitha Fair (Carole King). Lisbee's fans are renowned for their devotion to both her music and to her personally, often going above and beyond to experience her work. During her infamous Living Room tour of 2012, one of Lisbee's fans was so enthusiastic to see her perform that he knocked down a wall in his house in order to make space for both an audience and the stage. Lisbee's growing fan base continues to eagerly follow her performances wherever she plays.

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Aoife O'donovan

on Tue, 23 May 2017 at Guildford St Mary's Church 7:30pm

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Crh Music Presents Those Pretty Wrongs Featuring Jody Stephens (big Star) & Luther Russell

on Tue, 23 May 2017 at Bristol The Golden Lion 7:30pm

Those Pretty Wrongs is a unique musical project involving two old friends, Jody Stephens and Luther Russell. Jody Stephens is a founder and only surviving original member of Big Star. Although largely overlooked during their lifetime, Big Star became one of the most important bands in the history of rock music, having a massive influence on the likes of REM, Teenage Fanclub, Primal Scream, Wilco and too many others to mention. He's also an acclaimed record producer, and runs the legendary Ardent recording studios in Memphis. Luther Russell was the leader of seminal roots-rock band The Freewheelers and is now an acclaimed solo artist and producer of such acts as Richmond Fontaine. Those Pretty Wrongs combine brilliant songwriting ability and glorious musicianship with a history that encompasses everything from power pop to acoustic indie. Unmissable. Those Pretty Wrongs is overall a triumph for Stephens and Russell. The artistry and craftsmanship of the lyrics and songwriting brings up memories of Elliot Smith and James Taylor Paste Magazine

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Dona Oxford (usa) & Band - Uk Tour

on Tue, 23 May 2017 at London The Sound Lounge 7:00pm

DOÑA OXFORD- UK TOUR Heart and soul. Rhythm and blues. U.S. soul and blues diva with over 2,000,000 YouTube hits and star-studded C.V. brings UK and Europe tour to Brooks Blues Bar at The Sound Lounge " You're a bitch!" - Keith Richards - Rock Legend " ...Carole King meets The Rolling Stones" M. PETERS - FORTUNE MAGAZINE "Johnnie Johnson taught her timing. This I know." Bob Weir - Rock Legend "A two-fisted keyboard dynamo!" - Gary U.S. Bonds - Rock Legend "Such a great performer!" - Albert Lee, Legendary Guitarist "The new Goddess of Soul" - Don Peake, Legendary Guitarist Whatever plans you might have for Tuesday 23rd May - cancel them. Seriously! L.A.'s Doña Oxford is in Tooting at Brooks Blues Bar based at the Sound Lounge with her band and she really is that good. Doña is a world class soul and blues singer in the mould of greats like Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight and Tina Turner. She also happens to be one of the most respected female rock and roll piano players in the music industry, with over two million YouTube hits to her name for her famed "Boogie Woogie" showstopper. Doña grew up in New York and honed her talent in East Coast clubs before moving to Chicago and eventually Los Angeles where she blossomed as a live performer, songwriter and sought-after session musician. Her musical C.V. includes sessions with Van Morrison, Roger Daltrey and Ginger Baker and live performances with The Band's Levon Helm, Buddy Guy, The Grateful Dead's Bob Weir, Andy Fairweather Low and none other than Keith Richards who was so impressed with her keyboard skills he shouted "You're a bitch!" as they jammed on stage. After a well-received tour in 2015 as keyboard player and vocalist with Grammy winning guitarist Albert Lee, Doña decided to take her own British band on a tour of Europe. She made two highly successful tours in 2016, winning fans all over Britain, France, Belgium, Switzerland and Germany. The tours culminated in her latest album, the critically acclaimed "Live..and Loud!!" - produced by Jim Williams. 2017 sees Doña embark on a more extensive tour this spring, followed by festivals, club shows and theatre dates in the summer and autumn. " I'm so excited to be bringing my tour to the Sound Lounge - new home of the Brooks Blues Bar", says Doña, " I make sure my concerts always have a great party atmosphere. I'm a passionate fan of blues and soul and I try to put that across in my shows. I love to get people up on the dance floor!"

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Heidi Talbot

on Wed, 24 May 2017 at London St John on Bethnal Green 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7:30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.15pm. -------------------------------------------------------------- A voice that's both awestruck and tender (The New York Times) Heidi Talbot was born in Ireland became a folk star in the USA as a member of the Irish American band Cherish the Ladies, and now lives in Scotland, where she is married to the celebrated fiddler and multi-instrumentalist John McCusker. With a background like that, it's hardly surprising she should develop a style that switches easily between Celtic and Americana, but subtlety is Talbot's magic ingredient. From her gossamer voice to the delicate re-working of traditional and contemporary material that earned her rave reviews for her 2012 album Angels Without Wings. The girl from Co. Kildare, who spent several years in New York, slips effortlessly between musical worlds but retains a personal modesty rooted in traditional folk.

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Threaded / The Lost Notes

on Wed, 24 May 2017 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Daphne's Flight

on Wed, 24 May 2017 at Biddulph Town Hall 7:30pm

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Chris Wood

on Wed, 24 May 2017 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 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. "... at art school they said I had a remarkable eye for trivia, like it was a bad thing." 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. Praise for 'None The Wiser': INDEPENDENT ***** 5 Stars The title track alone is a masterpiece EXPRESS ***** 5 Stars Wood has honed his songwriting to perfection here heartbreaking purity. THE GUARDIAN **** 4 Stars Remarkable for the settings as much as the lyrics. SONGLINES a quietly powerful, astute and vivid set of songs A folksoul album Chris takes a traditional song and has you absolutely gripped. He makes it really obvious why it is of contemporary relevance. On the flip side, he has managed this magical thing, writing songs on contemporary themes, or putting music to Hugh Lupton's words, that absolutely fit hand in glove with traditional songs, but are totally modern. Ian Anderson (fRoots Magazine) Nominated Best Original Song 'None the Wiser' BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014 Songwriter of the Year Spiral Earth Awards 2014 Folk Singer of the Year & Best Original Song 'Hollow Point' BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2011 www.chriswoodmusic.co.uk Photo Douglas Robertson

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Aoife O'donovan

on Wed, 24 May 2017 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:30pm

Aoife O'Donovan's sophomore album, In the Magic Hour produced by Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, Neko Case) was released in 2016 via Yep Roc Records is a 10-song album full of the singer's honeyed vocals mixed with gauzy, frictionless sounds: splashing cymbals, airy harmonies, the leisurely baritone musings of an electric guitar. Written in the wake of O'Donovan's grandfather's death, In the Magic Hour is her most introspective effort yet, an aching exploration of memory and mortality. For a decade, O'Donovan wielded her instrument with tensile strength as the captivating lead singer of the Boston-based progressive string band Crooked Still. She was a featured vocalist on The Goat Rodeo Sessions, the Grammy-winning album by Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile, has made regular appearances on A Prairie Home Companion and collaborated with some of the most eminent names in music across a wide variety of genres from Alison Krauss to Dave Douglas In 2013 O'Donovan released her debut solo album, Fossils, a moody collection of original songs with a country lilt. The album garnered praise from The New York Times and Rolling Stone, while The Guardian deemed O'Donovan the next Americana celebrity. Most recently O'Donovan has lent her voice to the folk trio I'm With Her with singers Sara Watkins (Nickel Creek) and Sarah Jarosz.

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Lady Maisery

on Wed, 24 May 2017 at Bamford Village Institute 7:00pm

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Evie Ladin & Keith Terry

on Wed, 24 May 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ You don't often hear words like traditional, and authentic paired with innovative and unique, but Evie Ladin and Keith Terry bring them together brilliantly Folkworks, Los Angeles A multi-talented singer, songwriter, clawhammer banjo player and step-dancer, EVIE LADIN is a truly sensational live performer. She grew up surrounded by traditional folk music in the North Eastern USA, her family home always open to musicians and dancers travelling through. Playing banjo from the age of 8 and clogging since she was just 5, Evie is steeped in traditional Appalachian music and dance, but also brings an urban edge and contemporary vision with her original songwriting, new interpretations of old songs, and her work in contemporary percussive dance. Ranging effortlessly across traditional music and dance, singer-songwriter and world/fusion genres, the multi-faceted Evie is an entertaining and engaging performer. Based in Oakland, California, she was previously the driving force behind all female San Francisco string band The Stairwell Sisters, and since 2010 has since released three albums under her own name. Evie Ladin is a natural entertainer with a gift for infusing folk practices with contemporary verve. San Francisco Chronicle Trained as a jazz drummer and known for his work in contemporary Body Music, talented musician, percussionist & dancer KEITH TERRY takes care of percussive duties on double bass, cajon and more, as well as joining Evie in dance elements of their performances. He's the founder of the International Body Music festival and a spectacular proponent of the art. Keith has toured extensively as a soloist body percussionist, and with his groups (including Corposonic and the Crosspulse Percussion Ensemble) he has also performed across the world, including at New York's Lincoln Center, the Bali Arts Festival, Vancouver Island MusicFest and Australia's Woodford Festival. In addition to his work with Evie Ladin, Keith has performed with a wide variety of artists including Kenny Endo, Freddie Hubbard, Barbatuques and Bobby McFerrin. He and Evie met on the dance floor, and they live a double life between the Folk/Americana circuit and the International Body Music scene they helped create both elements are beautifully integrated into their live show. Using any surface for its rhythmic possibilities, Keith Terry claps his hands, rubs his palms, finger-pops, stamps his feet, brushes his soles, slaps his butt and belly, pops his cheek, whomps his chest, skips and slides, sings and babbles and coughs, building his music out of a surprisingly varied register of sounds and clever rhythmic variations. Village Voice www.evieladin.com www.keithterry.com

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Acoustic Magic Presents ... Kris Dollimore Of Del Amitri

on Thu, 25 May 2017 at Newbiggin Maritime Centre 7:00pm

During a career in music, spanning four decades, Kris has graced some of the world's greatest stages and has played with many international bands and artists. These include The Godfathers, The Damned, Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Thunders, Adam Ant and Del Amitri. His guitar skills have always been admired, in whichever genre he has played. Now those skills are honed to perfection and they need to be. He has chosen a field where his playing is at it's most exposed. A man, a guitar and sometimes a voice. No room for error and nowhere to hide. With largely an acoustic repertoire, a fair portion of that being instrumental, in the vein of John Fahey and Jack Rose, precision playing is expected and delivered. This is his second time with us and we know you are in for a treat. Support from Steve Wilkinson Doors 7pm. Tickets - £6

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Nashville In The Round, Feat. Sarah Darling + Jenn Bostic + Michael Logen

on Thu, 25 May 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ NASHVILLE IN THE ROUND A taste of Nashville returns to the UK in May 2017. Nashville in the Round will comprise three Nashville resident and wonderful performing together and individually whilst supporting each other. An evening in the style of the Nashville's famous Bluebird Café as Sarah Darling, Jenn Bostic and Michael Logen come together. Over her career Sarah Darling has released several albums with 1/2 a million downloads worldwide and two number 1 videos on CMT and GAC. Her biggest hit, 'Home to Me' lead to performances on Conan O'Brien, Fox & friends, and opening for artists like Carrie Underwood and Kacey Musgraves. The dream of playing the Grand Ole Opry came pass Feb 2011, when Sarah debuted. Her next Grand Ole Opry appearance will mark her 82nd performance on the historic stage. Darling is getting ready to release new music this spring. She recently supported chart topping duo Ward Thomas on their UK tour. http://www.sarahdarling.com/ Jenn Bostic is a Minnesota native, currently residing in Nashville, Tennessee. Her emotive songwriting and powerful vocals have been touching hearts around the world. Jealous of the Angels, a song written for her late father, allowed her to connect and empathize with her fans in a remarkable way. Jealous of the Angels, produced by Barrett Yeretsian was discovered by Smooth Radio's Simon Bates, where the song immediately jumped into the station's Top 10 Most Played. The song was soon playlisted on BBC Radio 2, and after a live performance on BBC Breakfast it went #1 in the UK. In 2012, Bostic received 5 Independent Country Music Association Awards including "Best Female Artist," and "Best Songwriter. She has performed across the US, as well as the UK and Germany, including venues such as The Grand Ole Opry, The Ryman Auditorium, and Jazz at Lincoln Center. She has opened for artists such as The Band Perry, Eric Paslay, Randy Travis and Christian Kane. June 1, 2015, Bostic released her third album Faithful. Debuting on popular UK television programme Songs of Praise, with a release concert in London, a one month tour of Germany, and full band tour in the United States, Faithful has already begun impacting people around the world. www.jennbostic.com Michael Logen was raised on America's hard-luck song-canon of folk and traditional country, heartfelt and authentic music. Growing up in a Mennonite home in the beautiful, historic town of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, he learned to play guitar, piano and harmonica during informal living-room jam sessions with friends and family. He cut his musical teeth on the songs his Dad loved: Simon and Garfunkel, Tom Paxton, Gordon Lightfoot as well as Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash. Michael's songs have been recorded by, and often co-written with, many other artists including Kelly Clarkson, Mat Kearney, Jonny Lang, Brandon Heath, The Greencards, Paul Carrack, Will Hoge and Sister Hazel, to name but a few. His songs have also been featured on several TV shows including Nashville (ABC) and, Parenthood (NBC). Michael has performed throughout North America as well as Ireland, England, The Netherlands, Germany, France, Spain and Italy, opening for such artists as John Hiatt, Sarah Jarosz, John Legend, India.Arie, Jonny Lang and Mat Kearney. http://www.michaellogen.com/home

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Lady Maisery

on Thu, 25 May 2017 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Lady Maisery create some of the most exquisite, thrilling vocal harmony work in the English folk scene. Hannah James, Rowan Rheingans and Hazel Askew work together with an impressive blend of ease and sophistication" * * * * The Guardian. With their unique approach to harmony singing and thoughtful, striking arrangements of both traditional repertoire and original compositions, Lady Maisery are skilful explorers of the power, beauty and vitality of folk song. Each member is also an accomplished instrumentalist, they expertly create a rich tapestry of fiddle, banjo, harp, concertina, accordion and foot percussion. The trio are also one of the foremost English proponents of traditional mouth music, or diddling, a form of singing without words which is a perfect showcase for their sheer musicality. Over the last five years, the trio have released three critically acclaimed albums (5 stars in the Financial Times, Album of the Week in The Independent) made many appearances on national radio and toured widely, performing sell-out shows across the UK and Europe. Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith are a highly acclaimed folk duo who play traditional and original music of the British Isles. Over the last three years they have built a reputation on the UK folk scene for arresting and moving performances. The songs themselves are always given centre stage but they are brought to life with sensitive musical arrangements and stunning vocals. There is an integrity that shines through their performances and a common thread of political struggle, resistance, and justice. They have been heavily influenced by the songs and singers of East Anglia, where they both grew up, but their music also reflects the diversity of voices within the folk world. Their second album 'Night Hours' was released in December 2016 to great reviews across the board and has fast cemented their place of longevity within the folk scene. "To be a great folk singer, you have to be a great storyteller, as Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith are clearly aware. The duo are both fine singers and multi-instrumentalists." (The Guardian); “Exhilaratingly diverse and full of impeccably crafted and beautifully realised songs” (Folk Radio) Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start.

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Lady Maisery

on Thu, 25 May 2017 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Lady Maisery create some of the most exquisite, thrilling vocal harmony work in the English folk scene. Hannah James, Rowan Rheingans and Hazel Askew work together with an impressive blend of ease and sophistication" * * * * The Guardian. With their unique approach to harmony singing and thoughtful, striking arrangements of both traditional repertoire and original compositions, Lady Maisery are skilful explorers of the power, beauty and vitality of folk song. Each member is also an accomplished instrumentalist, they expertly create a rich tapestry of fiddle, banjo, harp, concertina, accordion and foot percussion. The trio are also one of the foremost English proponents of traditional mouth music, or diddling, a form of singing without words which is a perfect showcase for their sheer musicality. Over the last five years, the trio have released three critically acclaimed albums (5 stars in the Financial Times, Album of the Week in The Independent) made many appearances on national radio and toured widely, performing sell-out shows across the UK and Europe. Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith are a highly acclaimed folk duo who play traditional and original music of the British Isles. Over the last three years they have built a reputation on the UK folk scene for arresting and moving performances. The songs themselves are always given centre stage but they are brought to life with sensitive musical arrangements and stunning vocals. There is an integrity that shines through their performances and a common thread of political struggle, resistance, and justice. They have been heavily influenced by the songs and singers of East Anglia, where they both grew up, but their music also reflects the diversity of voices within the folk world. Their second album 'Night Hours' was released in December 2016 to great reviews across the board and has fast cemented their place of longevity within the folk scene. "To be a great folk singer, you have to be a great storyteller, as Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith are clearly aware. The duo are both fine singers and multi-instrumentalists." (The Guardian); “Exhilaratingly diverse and full of impeccably crafted and beautifully realised songs” (Folk Radio) Doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start.

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Heidi Talbot

on Thu, 25 May 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Over the past ten years Heidi has performed all over North and South America, the United Kingdom and Europe, Australia and New Zealand performing in the finest concert halls and international festivals. She is equally at home in front of a symphony orchestra, a performing arts center, a folk festival or even at the White House. Heidi has been nominated for folk singer of the year and best traditional song by BBC Radio 2, best live act by the Scottish traditional music awards and best female vocalist at The Irish Music Awards. She has shared the stage and recorded with Eddi Reader, Idlewild, Mark Knopfler, King Creosote, Tim O'Brien and Jerry Douglas. Radio and Television appearances include BBC Radio 2's loose ends, Bob Harris, Janice Long, Good Morning Sunday and RTE's Late Late show in Ireland, CBS This Morning, NBC, and Imus in the Morning, PBS and National Public Radio in the United States.

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Hannah Rose Platt & Luke Tuchscherer

on Thu, 25 May 2017 at East Grinstead The Dorset Arms 7:30pm

HANNAH ROSE PLATT is an enchanting singer-songwriter, talented storyteller and guitarist. She recorded her debut album Portraits in Nashville last year (produced by herself and Michael Bonagura) where she worked with some of the industry's leading names, Grammy award-winning musicians Mark Fain, (Ricky Skaggs, Dolly Parton) Stuart Duncan (Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, The Nashville Bluegrass Band, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss) and Jeff Taylor (The Time Jumpers, Elvis Costello). Born and raised in Liverpool, Hannah began playing the guitar when she was five, teaching herself how to play. Her musical education came from her stepfather who would encourage her to listen to a wide variety of music, scouring his extensive record collection for inspiration for her. Having played gigs around the country and in the USA, she released Portraits independently last spring. The album has already received widespread critical acclaim and considerable airplay on BBC Introducing, The Front Porch with Baylen Leonard at Amazing Radio, Resonance FM, Wrecking Ball Radio and Europe's leading country radio station CMR Nashville. Hannah's track '1954' has also been featured in Channel 4's Hollyoaks several times this year. Portraits was included in Glamour Magazine's 'Summer soundtrack 2015, was featured in several 'Best Of 2015' lists, and also featured on the back cover of Maverick Magazine and on their compilation CD. Hannah's performance highlight of 2015 was a slot at Summertyne Americana Festival 2015, (alongside artists such as Rosanne Cash and Emmylou Harris) as well as gigging up and down the country with acts such as Don Gallardo, The Rosellys and Wild Ponies. Most recently, Hannah was invited to legendary BBC Presenter, Bob Harris' home to film an 'Under the Apple Tree Session' for Whispering Bob TV. Hannah is now based in London writing her second album, and is now gigging across the UK with a fantastic five-piece band, Kate Robinson on fiddle (Sam Smith, Elbow, Bjork) Ryan Trebilcock on double bass, Nicholas Smalley on Drums and Ryan Williams on electric guitar/mandolin LUKE TUCHSCHERER is a Bedford-based singer/songwriter. He released his debut album You Get So Alone At Times That It Just Makes Sense in 2014. Recorded with producer Tom Peters, the album reflects the more acoustic side of Tuchscherer's songwriting featuring confessional songs, storytelling and social commentary and has attracted universal critical acclaim. The album was voted second best album of the year in Americana UK's reader's poll (and Luke was named second best male artist) and featured on multiple Best of 2014 lists. His second album Always Be True is expected in 2017.

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Miranda Sykes

on Thu, 25 May 2017 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45am

The acclaimed third member of Show of Hands returns to her solo roots. After twenty years and more of playing with other top musicians, Miranda is touring this spring as she started out - one woman, one double bass, and one guitar. Her Borrowed Places project draws its inspiration primarily from the songs and landscapes of her native Lincolnshire, but seen through the eyes of someone who has lived away for many years. The themes are not specific: the land changes, it grows, it shrinks, it adapts and it resists but most of all it lives and breathes. With her sensational voice, and accompanying herself on guitar or bass, Miranda interprets the soul of the land and takes her audience on a journey that resonates with us all, wherever we live. This is one you won't want to miss.

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The Little Unsaid @ No8

on Thu, 25 May 2017 at Launceston No 8 Cafe 8:00pm

John Elliott and his band The Little Unsaid play music which transcends any folk genre, moving into an electo parallel with such cool virtuosity and lucid imagination both in music and in words that audiences are left completely spell-bound. We grabbed them before the festival season spirits them away for another successful summer!

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Hattie Briggs With Jasmine Scott Neale

on Thu, 25 May 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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Hattie Briggs With Jasmine Scott Neale

on Thu, 25 May 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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Ireby Festival

on Fri, 26 May 2017 at Ireby Festival 1:00pm

Ireby is a small farming village with a population of about 160. It is situated on the north west edge of the Lake District National Park; 12 miles from Keswick and Cockermouth and 18 miles from Carlisle. With a range of music to suit most tastes, performed in small intimate indoor venues and a main stage venue restricted to just 650 people, Ireby festival presents an unforgettable and unique atmosphere and is considered among the best for those with a real love for an eclectic mix of live music. Family friendly - free parking, camping, good food. Real ale and stunning lake district views.

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Calanfest 2017

on Fri, 26 May 2017 at Lytchett Matravers Halls Road Farm 4:00pm

To celebrate the beginning of the summer, Calanfest fires up good health and happiness, incorporating music, poetry and well-being. Held on an intimate little site in deepest Lychett Matravers, Calanfest will re-energise your soul for three glorious days during the May bank holliday, 26th, 27th and 28th May

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Forest Folk And Roots Present Folklaw + Support

on Fri, 26 May 2017 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

Welcome to the world of FolkLaw! Exhilarating songs and music that guarantees to get your feet tapping, your face smiling and your festival-feet jumping! Acrobatic fiddling and earthy vocals are interwoven with distinctive vocal harmonies, mandola and guitars, as FolkLaw deliver a subtle reflective social commentary within a patchwork of inspirational songs and melodies. FolkLaw are well known for their crowd-surfing fiddle antics, engaging on-stage banter, and an energized stage performance is guaranteed. In the words of Banbury Folk Festival "One of the most exciting acts to grace the stage"!

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Forest Folk And Roots Present Folklaw + Support

on Fri, 26 May 2017 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

Welcome to the world of FolkLaw! Exhilarating songs and music that guarantees to get your feet tapping, your face smiling and your festival-feet jumping! Acrobatic fiddling and earthy vocals are interwoven with distinctive vocal harmonies, mandola and guitars, as FolkLaw deliver a subtle reflective social commentary within a patchwork of inspirational songs and melodies. FolkLaw are well known for their crowd-surfing fiddle antics, engaging on-stage banter, and an energized stage performance is guaranteed. In the words of Banbury Folk Festival "One of the most exciting acts to grace the stage"!

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Blues Night With Alan Glen & Dave Peabody, Simon Prager, Robert Chaney

on Fri, 26 May 2017 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 7:00pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm, with a set from each of the three headliners. * There are no concessionary tickets for this concert. * Tickets on the door (where still available) will be priced at £10. * 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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Robbie Mcintosh Band

on Fri, 26 May 2017 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Guitarist Robbie McIntosh has one of the highest musical pedigrees you'll find anywhere on the planet and has legendary status among his fellow musicians. His career to date includes spells as guitarist with Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Tom Jones, John Mayer, and Norah Jones. Robbie has played many of the world's top festivals and venues. Among his numerous TV and radio appearances, Robbie was with Sir Tom Jones on Jools Holland's Hootenanny BBC TV show on New Year's Eve 2015. As a long-term member of The Pretenders, Robbie played at Live Aid in 1985 and on their top-10 UK hit, Don't Get Me Wrong. Robbie's brilliance across a range of music, both on acoustic and electric guitar has made him one of the world's most sought after session guitarists, and he has continued to tour and record with many of the most famous names in music. His band for tonight's show features some of his old friends and fellow session men, who between them have played with more names than it is possible to mention, but include: The Waterboys, Thea Gilmore, Andy Summers, Go West, Robert Fripp, Leo Sayer, Rory Gallagher, Toyah Wilcox, Lisa Stansfield, Judie Tzuke, Sandi Thom and Andy Fairweather-Low.

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The Mountain Firework Company

on Fri, 26 May 2017 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Irish Mountain Music for City Folk The renowned anglo Irish alt-country folksters THE MOUNTAIN FIREWORK COMPANY are here to promote their latest critically acclaimed album The Lonesome Losing Blues They first came together over heartache and wine to create what has been described as "gorgeous folk/alt country pop, with equal parts darkness and cheeky humour " and "alternative bluegrass with a dark treacle folk centre Taking the bluegrass sound in new directions and making it totally relevant for the 21st century, their unique brand of Americana is built on the solid foundations of American mountain music but with an added twist of Celtic Folk and a dash of Bed-sit Singer-Songwriter angst. Their trademark cocktail of dynamic drive and reflective power comes from combining traditional instrumentation (banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitars, Double Bass with added beef from a drum kit) with that dark thread of subject matter that runs direct from old Appalachian folk song right up to modern country noir. The bands songwriter and guitar and banjo maestro Gareth McGahan makes no attempt to mask the Gaelic overtones in his distinctive Belfast brogue and his delivery exactly mirrors his heartfelt writing style. His songs sound both contemporary and traditional , and when they are performed with the vocal harmonies supplied by the remaining band members (every one of whom are exceptional players) the band bristles with energy and vitality. Irish folk may have informed Americana but few explore the link as well as The Mountain Firework Company..Q MAGAZINE find this album as soon as possible and discover your next favorite band MAVERICK MAGAZINE the band's outstanding musicianship impresses time and again ..AMERICANA UK Contemporary British Folkgrass ..the ace in the hole is the bruised vocal imprint of Gareth McGahan ..Excellent. R2 ROCK'REEL MAGAZINE This is music of rich depth, incredibly rewarding to get into, and easily one of the best albums I've heard this year FLYIN SHOES REVIEW McGahan's lyrics are wonderfully crafted and the tunes flow almost effortlessly around and through them...They really pack a punch with their full-on rocking acoustic bluegrassy folk ...FOLK RADIO UK

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Carrie Elkin

on Fri, 26 May 2017 at Biggar Red Road Cafe 8:00pm

Doors open 7:30

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Foghorn Stringband//evie Ladin & Keith Terry

on Fri, 26 May 2017 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

True North Music is proud to present a spectacular double bill of old time American music and dance! Steeped in traditional Appalachian music and dance, singer, songwriter, musician and dancer Evie Ladin (ex Stairwell Sisters) has been playing banjo from the age of 8 and clogging since she was just 5. Trained as a jazz drummer, Keith Terry (double bass, percussion) is a skilled proponent of the art of body music. This California duo are sensational live performers. Foghorn Stringband is a quartet renowned for down home, foot stomping, ass-kickin' old time music, with some Cajun and honky-tonk thrown in for good measure. With fiery fiddle, rapidfire mandolin, a rock steady rhythm section and classic harmony singing, this band draws on French-Canadian influences as well as roots in the South and West of the USA. Don't miss this very special one-off double bill! Doors 7:30pm Concert 8pm For more details visit truenorthpromotions.co.uk evieladin.com keithterry.com foghornstringband.com

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Plum Busby

on Fri, 26 May 2017 at London The King's Head - Crouch End 8:00pm

Fantastic night of music and variety featuring an array of talent Important Notes: Bills may alter at late notice check on www.downstairsatthekingshead.com for any last-minute changes. There is no reserved seating Downstairs. We can seat 90 and have 10 standing spaces. Your ticket guarantees entry, but if you want a good seat, please be with us by the advertised door opening time. Please bring evidence of booking (i.e; a print-out your confirmation email) If you have purchased a concessionary ticket, evidence of entitlement will be required.(Student, OAP, on Benefits etc) You can book tickets up to 6pm on the day of the show. After then, any remaining tickets will be sold on a first-come first-served basis on the door at the advertised doors open time. Also please note that, as an intimate venue, we discourage large group bookings, so tickets are limited on this show to a MAXIMUM of 8 per person. We want everyone to enjoy the show. Please don't talk during the performance and ensure your mobile phone is turned off. You will be required to leave without refund if your behaviour is disruptive. No recording in any medium is allowed without prior permission. Intoxicated persons will not be admitted. The use of E cigarettes is prohibited Note we do not allow food downstairs. If you are planning on eating upstairs before the show, please allow plenty of time to finish before coming downstairs.

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Ceilidh And Accoustic Night

on Fri, 26 May 2017 at London Mycenae House 7:00pm

A great night of Dance and Live music, with a very special guest John Sloman

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Miranda Sykes

on Fri, 26 May 2017 at Broseley Birchmeadow Centre 7:00pm

Miranda returns to the Birchmeadow on her so