Chester Folk Festival 2015 - Monday Tickets

on Mon, 25 May 2015 at Chester Folk Festival 12pm

A full bank holiday weekend of music, song and dance. Guests include John Tams & Barry Coope, The Churchfitters, Barluath, John Kikpatrick, The Young 'Uns, Jeff Davies & Brian Peters, Mischa MacPherson Trio, Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar, Bob Fox, Cloudstreet, Keith Hancock, Jaywalkers and many more Concessions are available for students, OAP's and unwaged. Please bring proof of eligibility to the festival with you

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Thamesmead Arts Festival 2015

on Mon, 25 May 2015 at London The Link 11-11.45am

Festival information hub (and venue for most events) is: The Link, Belvedere Road, Thamesmead, London, SE2 9BS. Other venues include: Crossness Pumping Station, London SE2 9AQ and Southmere Park, Thamesmead.

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Slaid Cleaves An Evening With

on Tue, 26 May 2015 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30PM

Slaid returns to the Greystones Join us for an evening with this amazing songwriter. Slaid Cleaves spins stories with a novelist's eye and a poet's heart. Twenty years into his career, the celebrated songwriter's Still Fighting the War spotlights an artist in peak form. Cleaves' seamless new collection delivers vivid snapshots as wildly cinematic as they are carefully chiseled. Dress William Faulkner with faded jeans and a worn six-string for a good idea. Slaid's a craftsman, says Terri Hendrix, who sings harmony on Texas Love Song. He goes about his songs like a woodworker. Accordingly, Cleaves' earthy narratives stand oak strong. Men go off to war for a hundred reasons/But they all come home with the same demons, he sings on the album's title track. Some you can keep at bay for a while/Some will pin you to the floor/You've been home for a couple of years now, buddy/But you're still fighting the war. Few writers frame bruised souls as clearly. Fewer still deliver a punch with such striking immediacy.

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Emily Lee

on Tue, 26 May 2015 at London Water Rats 7pm

Emily Lee's EP Launch

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Josh Flowers & The Wild Presents: Wild Nights Headline Show / 2nd Single Launch

on Tue, 26 May 2015 at London KPH Doors: 7:30pm

Wild Nights returns for a third time at the amazing KPH venue in Ladbroke Grove. Josh Flowers & The Wild will be headlining the night whilst celebrating the release of their second single. Joined by the super talented, Rocky Nti, this promises to be another WILD night!!

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Tim Eriksen & Eliza Carthy

on Wed, 27 May 2015 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors 7pm Show Starts 8pm

As well as both wearing their hearts on their sleeves, Tim and Eliza also share an outward-looking musical vision, drawing inspiration from a broad range of sources. When we heard that Tim and Eliza were doing some rare duo dates to plug the live album 'Bottle' captured during their 2013 tour and couldn't resist bringing them to The Live Room! Simply one of the greats of the modern folk music scene, Eliza was recently presented with an MBE for her services to folk music and has been twice-nominated for a prestigious Nationwide Mercury Music Prize with 1998's 'Red Rice' and 2003's 'Anglicana'. She is also the winner of more than five BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, has presented awards for MOJO magazine and been invited to judge at both the Q Awards and the Ivor Novello Awards. In 2003 she became the first English traditional musician to be nominated for a BBC Radio 3 Award for World Music. She was a regular co-presenter on the Sony-Award-winning BBC R2 Mark Radcliffe show and has made several appearances on BBC TV's 'Later With Jools Holland', as well as various TV shows across the World including NBC's Late Show with Conan O'Brian. In addition, Eliza has presented her own four-part series on the history of English folk music on BBC R2, was the subject of an hour-long documentary (ITV's 'Heaven and Earth'). In May 2008 she was the subject of another documentary on Channel 5, 'My Music' and also featured prominently in the acclaimed BBC Four 'Folk Britannia' season. Tim Eriksen is equally acclaimed for transforming American tradition with his startling interpretations of old ballads, love songs, shape-note gospel and dance tunes from New England and Southern Appalachia. He combines hair-raising vocals with inventive accompaniment on banjo, fiddle, guitar and bajo sexto - a twelve string Mexican acoustic bass - creating a distinctive hardcore Americana sound that ranges from the bare bones of solo unaccompanied singing on 'Soul of the January Hills' (Appleseed 2010) through the stripped-down voice and bajo sexto Christmas album 'Star in the East' to the lush, multi-layered arrangements on Josh Billings Voyage, a new album of northern roots American music. Tim was also famously featured singing the haunting 'Idumea' over a battle scene in the late Anthony Minghella's Civil War film 'Cold Mountain.'

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Crh Music Presents Chuck Prophet And Mission Express

on Wed, 27 May 2015 at Bristol The Tunnels Doors at 7.30pm

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Jordie Lane

on Wed, 27 May 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, See Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Warmly relaxed, folk-cloaked alt-country with feet planted in the 70s is the mode of choice, his nasal voice evocative of Tweedy, Adams and Parsons with just a hint of Orbison when he goes for the warble" Folk Radio UK Jordie Lane's music seems like it comes from another place and time. The songs are nostalgic and immediately affecting, his rhythmic guitar playing is authentic and raw, and the rich resonance of his voice is simply otherworldly. It is a voice that has taken Lane around the world, performing major festivals in the US, Canada, UK and Australia, and touring with the likes of Billy Bragg, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Old Crow Medicine Show, Neko Case, Cat Power, Ruthie Foster and The Moody Blues. Australia's leading folk/roots magazine Rhythms have called Lane one of Australia's brightest new roots music stars and Rolling Stone Magazine said his debut album Sleeping Patterns may well come to be regarded as one of the most assured ever by a local artist. Lane's latest EP Not Built To Last has been released to glowing reviews, the Sydney Morning Herald proclaiming this guy is one of the country's contemporary legendsfile it under K for Keeper in a 4.5 star review, while The Brag Magazine said there are few musicians who can find, develop and master their own style as quickly or as professionally as Jordie Lane has done.

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Price And Genders Plus Nicole

on Wed, 27 May 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Price and Genders are singer/songwriters who are well known on the music scene for many years, both performing in a number of Blues and Folk bands. Music is their passion and their influences include Blues and Americana Folk. Together they compliment each other whilst entertaining audiences. Nicole is a singer/songwriter who has been performing for many years around the local folk scene. She has a voice that excites and sooths the nerves at the same time as she performs her own songs. Influences include Sandy Denny and Mary Black.

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Trio Manouche

on Wed, 27 May 2015 at London Cafe Barcelona Doors 7pm, Band 8.30pm

Part of the Cafe Barcelona World Music Festival. Trio Manouche are probably the UK's best-loved gypsy swing ensemble, playing music it's impossible not to love with infectious energy, virtuosity and joy, bringing together the core repertoire of gypsy guitar legend Django Reinhardt with the band's own foot-tapping arrangements of trad swing greats such as Nat King Cole, and bandleader Simon Harris's highly acclaimed original material. Light food, tapas and drinks available on the night. www.triomanouche.co.uk PLEASE NOTE that this is a seated venue, first come first serve basis, and some seating has better view than others. Some members of the public may have to be standing if the event is full.

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Katie Buckhaven Band

on Thu, 28 May 2015 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

Katie's music is an evocative blend of the traditional and the contemporary. She honed her style playing across France and Spain, soaking up the passion of the traditional musicians there. Her unique and free style fuses these influences with the pop and rock she grew up with. She cites Janice Ian, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Fleetwood Mac and Lissie amongst her diverse influences. Her voice is breathtaking, fragile and haunting. The Daily Mail called it "outstanding" and the Guardian gave her debut album a 4-star rating. But most importantly for those who return to see her time and again, she possesses the ability to leave an audience completely spellbound and hushed by the power of her live performance. Whilst working on her 3rd studio album, Katie is taking time out to perform around the country. Join her and the band for what is sure to be an intimate and memorable evening.

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Virgil And The Accelerators

on Thu, 28 May 2015 at Sheffield The Greystones 7pm

Having made a statement of intent with their stunning all original debut album The Radium, followed by a series of high profile shows with legends such as Michael Schenker, Uriah Heep, Johnny Winter and Wilko Johnson. VATA are now establishing themselves as one of the UK's premier exponents of high energy Blues Rock. April 2013 saw the release of 'Live From Marshall' a spectacular DVD capture of their stunning live sold out show at the holy grail of sound 'Marshall Amplification'. Featuring Virgil McMahon - guitar & vocals, Gabriel McMahon - drums and Jack Alexander Timmis - bass & vocals.

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Sharp's Appalachian Harvest, With Jeff Davis And Brian Peters

on Thu, 28 May 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm.

100 years ago Cecil Sharp toured remote communities in the Appalachian Mountains in search of old folk songs. He discovered new versions of many great ballads as well as songs and tunes of American origin. In this ambitious multi-media show Jeff Davis (USA) and Brian Peters (England) present some of Sharp's finds, alongside accounts of his journeys, descriptions of the source singers, and some of his evocative photographs.

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Sharp's Appalachian Harvest, With Jeff Davis And Brian Peters

on Thu, 28 May 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm.

100 years ago Cecil Sharp toured remote communities in the Appalachian Mountains in search of old folk songs. He discovered new versions of many great ballads as well as songs and tunes of American origin. In this ambitious multi-media show Jeff Davis (USA) and Brian Peters (England) present some of Sharp's finds, alongside accounts of his journeys, descriptions of the source singers, and some of his evocative photographs.

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The Demon Barbers Xl

on Thu, 28 May 2015 at London Kings Place starts at 8.00pm

Renowned for their no holds barred approach to their live shows The Demon Barbers return to the concert stage with a new repertoire, extra band members and a modern twist to their multi-award winning Roadshow. Since winning 'Best Live Act' at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2009 The Demon Barbers have been immersed in the development of their Folk & Hip Hop Dance Extravaganza The Lock In. Following a number of successful UK tours, including high profile shows at Glastonbury Festival and five star reviews for their two-week run at the Edinburgh Fringe, The Demon Barbers now bring some of the UK's most exciting young Clog, Sword, Hip Hop & Break dancers onto the concert stage to create the live folk music & dance spectacular of the year! The XL show features new material from their latest album Disco At The Tavern, a collaboration with Grammy & Emmy Award winners Donal Hodgson and Kipper, best known for their work with Sting. Combining solid traditional acoustic instruments and songs with the added oomph of a superbly tight rhythm section they create a unique and captivating sound. Energetic fiddle and passionate, distinctive vocals 'with driven punchy tunes and songs, drum 'n' bass grooves, the odd touch of ska and an ever present feel that this lot know how to party' result in 'one of the most exciting acts around... check them out....' fRoots 'Floor-shaking live music that alone justifies the price of the ticket' The Independent 'One of the best live bands I've ever seen. If you get a chance to see them - don't miss it - they are brilliant' Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2 thedemonbarbers.co.uk

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An Evening With Kim Richey

on Thu, 28 May 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, Music @ 8pm.

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Two time Grammy-nominated Kim Richey is a storyteller who tugs at the heartstrings - with a voice so pure, arresting and honest, it literally aches with life's truths. Over the past two decades Kim has released six critically acclaimed albums, been listed in the 'Top 10 Albums of 1999' in Time Magazine for her album Glimmer, plus received 4 stars in Rolling Stone and named 'Alt Country Album Of The Year' in People Magazine for her album Rise. She has written two #1 singles and had four others hit Top 10. Her songs have been recorded by Trisha Yearwood and James Morrison, she has sung on albums by Ryan Adams, Shawn Colvin and Mary Chapin Carpenter, and even appeared on a William Shatner record produced by Ben Folds. Most recently, a sublime array of guests feature on Kim's 2013 release, Thorn-In-My-Heart, including Jason Isbell, Wilco's Pat Sansone, My Morning Jacket's Carl Broemel, Will Kimbrough and, returning the harmony singing favour, Trisha Yearwood. An Ohio native, Kim now resides in Nashville. Her songs have been featured in film and TV and she continues to travel the world - never being afraid to go where the inspiration is.

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Mark Morriss (the Bluetones)

on Thu, 28 May 2015 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop Doors at 7.00pm

"You are the scream of a jet/ You are a whispered amen/It's not a question of if anymore/It's a question of when..." 'It's Hard To Be Good All the Time" Can it really be twenty years since Mark Morriss first shimmied into our lives as singer with The Bluetones? Apparently so. But thirteen hit singles, three Top Ten albums and a collaboration with a national treasure later -more of which shortly- - his ability to sieve poetry from the colander of every day life remains unique. "I always try to add little things that most songs wouldn't use," he says of the lyrics on his remarkable first solo album 'proper', A Flash Of Darkness. "If I can squeeze a mention of Bergerac into a song (as he does in surefire smash 'Consuela') then I'm happy." While it might not take Jersey's finest to track down a copy, it's fair to say that the release of Mark's folk-infused solo debut, Memory Muscle, in 2008 was low key, despite string arrangements from the legendary composer David Arnold. However, it wasn't until The Bluetones split up in October 2011 that he thought seriously about his next move. "To be honest I didn't know what I was going to do," he says with typical candour. "So I threw a lot of irons into the fire." While one of these resulted in him writing the music for David Walliams' audio books ("great fun"), he was still writing songs. Only this time, with a view to other people singing them. "It really freed me up. But the songs I came up with were so personal I realized they might be difficult for anyone else to sing them." Rather than let the songs, as he puts it, 'end up on the shelf', Mark headed to 'a shed in Surrey' with long term Bluetones collaborator Gordon Mills. As the sessions progressed, so the pent-up frustrations of the past few years poured out. "Personally I went through quite a difficult time, and is often the way, that was translated into the songs." If there's a confessional, cathartic edge to A Flash Of Darkness, it also comes with tunes of tungsten-strength. 'Guilty Again' is a conscious nod to '70's soft-rock icon Andrew Gold, while 'This Is The Lie' splices a jaunty sea shanty against some brutal self-analysis. Throw in a pair choice covers - a dreamy take on The Shins' Pink Bullets', an acoustic overhaul for Kavinsky's electro noir 'Nightcall', best known from the 'Drive' soundtrack- and you've got an album which proves that a dark night of the soul often brings artistic illumination. "The album title refers to that moment when you've just turned off the light and everything remains semi-lit for a split second," says Mark, referring back to his lowest point. "It's a revelation of a bad thing, rather than a good thing. Whisper it, but Mark Morriss' light bulb moment might just have resulted in his best album yet. Barricades Rise - With over 15 years together honing their musical partnership, Barricades Rise AKA Jonathan Coates and Michael McEntee have mastered the art of sounding like a 9-piece band encased in 2 acoustic guitars and vocals, taking the over-ripe Acoustic folk scene and turning it on it's head. They infuse each song, each performance with that life-affirming partnership they have, effortlessly gliding from glorious harmonies to stomping, head-banging riffs. The duo shine in their live shows with the pair leaving the stage covered in sweat and minus a few guitar strings, nearly breaking the floor in the process with their raucous stomping. Since hitting the acoustic scene they have supported Roddy Woomble (Idlewild), Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly, Gabriella Cilmi and more. They released their debut album You And Your Adored in 2009, an EP No Love Lost in 2010 and their second album All I Have Is Here in 2011. They took a break to concentrate on family life and new businesses but in 2015 are reigniting the flame to write and record album 3 Barricades Rise 8.15-9.00 Mark Morriss 9.20-10.10 Bar til 11

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From Russia With Love - Music And Dance Show

on Thu, 28 May 2015 at London St John's, Notting Hill 7.30 - 9.30pm

Magic Violin presents: FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE Music and Dance Show at St John's Notting Hill part of the Notting Hill Mayfest 2015 Thursday 28th May, 7.30pm 9.15pm The Notting Hill Mayfest is proud to welcome back the Musical Director and lead performer of the acclaimed 'Balkan Organ Carnival' debut performance, Gundula Gruen, with her newest production, 'From Russia With Love'. Expect a stunning show of traditional Roma music and dance, from Russia and around, showcasing virtuosic music and fiery traditional Gypsy dance-art. Come and enjoy well-loved Gypsy favourites and rare musical treasures in distinct arrangements with striking dance choreographies, bringing a little piece of Roma nostalgia and passion to the audience. The show has been produced by Gundula Gruen alias Magic Violin who is well-known to St John's from previous popular performances like the 'Balkan Organ Carnival' - celebration of St John's restored organ. Line-up: Gundula Gruen - violin, vocals Natasha Kvach - vocals Josh Middleton - accordion Jeremy Halliwell - guitar Elizabeth Nott - percussion Gypsy dancers Tickets in advance: £12 - Best View £9 - Regular View £7 - Concession £5 - Standing places

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From Russia With Love - Music And Dance Show

on Thu, 28 May 2015 at London St John's, Notting Hill 7.30 - 9.30pm

From Russia With Love at St John's Notting Hill Thursday 28th May, 7.30pm 9.15pm Tickets: see below The Notting Hill Mayfest is proud to welcome back the Musical Director and lead performer of the acclaimed 'Balkan Organ Carnival' debut performance, Gundula Gruen, with her newest production, From Russia With Love. A stunning show of traditional Roma music and dance, from Russia and around, showcasing virtuosic music and fiery traditional Gypsy dance-art. Come and enjoy well-loved Gypsy favourites and rare musical treasures in distinct arrangements with striking dance choreographies, bringing a little piece of Roma nostalgia and passion to the audience. The show has been produced by Gundula Gruen alias Magic Violin who is well-known to St John's from previous popular performances like the 'Balkan Organ Carnival' - celebration of St John's restored organ. Line-up: Gundula Gruen - violin, vocals Natasha Kvach - vocals Josh Middleton - accordion Jamie Le Mercier - guitar Sass Hoory - percussion And gypsy dancers Tickets in advance: £12 - Best View £9 - Regular View £7 - Concession £5 - Standing places Door Sale in the evening from 6.30pm. Ticket prices on the door: £14 - Best View £11 - Regular View £9 - Concession £5 - Standing places www.russiangypsysoul.co.uk

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From Russia With Love - Music And Dance Show

on Thu, 28 May 2015 at London St John's, Notting Hill 7.30 - 9.30pm

From Russia With Love at St John's Notting Hill Thursday 28th May, 7.30pm 9.15pm Tickets: see below The Notting Hill Mayfest is proud to welcome back the Musical Director and lead performer of the acclaimed 'Balkan Organ Carnival' debut performance, Gundula Gruen, with her newest production, From Russia With Love. A stunning show of traditional Roma music and dance, from Russia and around, showcasing virtuosic music and fiery traditional Gypsy dance-art. Come and enjoy well-loved Gypsy favourites and rare musical treasures in distinct arrangements with striking dance choreographies, bringing a little piece of Roma nostalgia and passion to the audience. The show has been produced by Gundula Gruen alias Magic Violin who is well-known to St John's from previous popular performances like the 'Balkan Organ Carnival' - celebration of St John's restored organ. Line-up: Gundula Gruen - violin, vocals Natasha Kvach - vocals Josh Middleton - accordion Jamie Le Mercier - guitar Sass Hoory - percussion And gypsy dancers Tickets in advance: £12 - Best View £9 - Regular View £7 - Concession £5 - Standing places Door Sale in the evening from 6.30pm. Ticket prices on the door: £14 - Best View £11 - Regular View £9 - Concession £5 - Standing places www.russiangypsysoul.co.uk

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From Russia With Love - Music And Dance Show

on Thu, 28 May 2015 at London St John's, Notting Hill 7.30 - 9.30pm

From Russia With Love at St John's Notting Hill Thursday 28th May, 7.30pm 9.15pm Tickets: see below The Notting Hill Mayfest is proud to welcome back the Musical Director and lead performer of the acclaimed 'Balkan Organ Carnival' debut performance, Gundula Gruen, with her newest production, From Russia With Love. A stunning show of traditional Roma music and dance, from Russia and around, showcasing virtuosic music and fiery traditional Gypsy dance-art. Come and enjoy well-loved Gypsy favourites and rare musical treasures in distinct arrangements with striking dance choreographies, bringing a little piece of Roma nostalgia and passion to the audience. The show has been produced by Gundula Gruen alias Magic Violin who is well-known to St John's from previous popular performances like the 'Balkan Organ Carnival' - celebration of St John's restored organ. Line-up: Gundula Gruen - violin, vocals Natasha Kvach - vocals Josh Middleton - accordion Jamie Le Mercier - guitar Sass Hoory - percussion And gypsy dancers Tickets in advance: £12 - Best View £9 - Regular View £7 - Concession £5 - Standing places Door Sale in the evening from 6.30pm. Ticket prices on the door: £14 - Best View £11 - Regular View £9 - Concession £5 - Standing places www.russiangypsysoul.co.uk

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Fado With Special Guest

on Thu, 28 May 2015 at London Cafe Barcelona Doors 7pm, band at 8.30pm

Part of the 1st World Music Festival in Cafe Barcelona, Streatham, be prepared for a great night of soulful Fado, the folk-blues from Portugal, with one it's new powerful voices and her band, who has appeared at WOMAD and BBC Radio 3. PLEASE NOTE: this is a seated event, although some members of the public may have to be standing if the venue is full. First come first serve basis. Some food and light bites, wines available on the night.

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Matt Edwards Band Album Launch

on Thu, 28 May 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors 8pm, music 8.30 - 11pm

We have loved Matt Edwards and his band since they first played for Haven Club, supporting Buddy Whittington and Ron Sayer. He is an original blues rock musician from the south of England. His music is passionate, alternative blues, packed full of groove and power. Matt released his debut album 'Follow The Plan' in 2012, writing and playing all of the instruments himself. Since then Matt has recruited an exciting live band and is playing across the UK in 2015 including the iconic 100 Club. Having just recorded his long awaited new album 'Four Berry Jam', it will be released the day after this launch gig. Copies will be available on the night. Come and party!

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Hans Chew [ Solo Piano Show]

on Thu, 28 May 2015 at High Wycombe Secret venue doors 7.15pm/ music from 8pm

hans chew 2010 debut album Tennessee & other stories received a four star review from rolling stone & uncut heralded it as one of the 25 must have albums of the year. 2014 saw the release of hans 2nd release life & love.

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Reverand Peyton.s Big Damm Band

on Thu, 28 May 2015 at Lydgate The White Hart doors 7.30pm show from 8pm

there back in saddleworth, the rev, do more than 250 shows a year, they are one of the best acts on the "live music scene. 3rd time back in saddleworth,

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The Big Blues Night Out Presents Low Rider..tom Ivey Band..water Fahl

on Thu, 28 May 2015 at Oxford The Cellar 7pm-11pm

3 hurricanes combine to create The Perfect Storm - Low Riders. High octane Blues/Funk/Rock delivered with panache, aplomb, dexterity and a pinch of salt!

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Laundry Label Presents: Holly Lerski Album Launch

on Thu, 28 May 2015 at Norwich Arts Centre 8:00pm

Holly Lerski will finally be releasing her new album 'The Wooden House' on Monday 1st June at NORWICH ARTS CENTRE. Released on her own imprint Laundry Label, a special pre-launch party gig is being held at Norwich Arts Centre on Thursday 28th May. Also joining her on the night are up'n'coming pop/folk artist Tom Hartley Booth, special guest Irish singer songwriter Don Mescall with guitar legend Harry Bogdanovs.

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Coquet Creek Country Music

on Fri, 29 May 2015 at Morpeth Clennell Hall Country House From 6pm Friday 29th

Friday 29th May - 6pm Until Late Saturday 30th May - 12 Noon Until Late Sunday 31st May - 12 Noon - 4pm Please Book Camping Direct - Email: coquetcreek@gmail.com

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Richard Digance + Tom Leary From Feast Of Fiddles & Lindisfarne

on Fri, 29 May 2015 at Ashill The Barn at Square and Compass Doors 8pm Start 9pm

Superb food from 7pm table booking essential. En Suite accom available plus camping or park your campervan in the field next to the venue - phone 01823 480467 first for details and booking. SEATING CANNOT BE GUARANTEED - FIRST COME ETC... NO REFUNDS UNLESS SHOW CANCELLED.

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Polly And The Billets Doux

on Fri, 29 May 2015 at Preston The Continental 8pm

a harmonious blend of folk, soul, country and gospel The Sunday Times an eclectic and inspired musical blend The Guardian Polly and the Billets Doux are something brilliantly different. Known for their flawless and energy-filled live performances, the genre-defying quartet Polly and the Billets Doux boast a genius blend of Folk, Pop, Rock N' Roll, Soul, Country, Blues and even Gospel. They have a solid reputation and extensive history of headline tours up and down the country; from Ullapool to Brighton, and almost everywhere in between.

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Kieran Goss

on Fri, 29 May 2015 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8.00pm

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Kieran Goss

on Fri, 29 May 2015 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8.00pm

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The Ukrainians

on Fri, 29 May 2015 at Birmingham The Rainbow Doors at 7pm

Birmingham Promoters present: THE UKRAINIANS + special guests £12adv Ages 16+ http://birminghampromoters.com/ - The Ukrainians The Ukrainians were founded by ex-Wedding Present guitarist Peter Solowka and his tenor-voiced, fiddle-playing slavophile friend Len Liggins in 1991, the very year Ukraine regained its independence from the Soviet Union. The first album, The Ukrainians, firmly established the group as the world's major exponent of a new hybrid of traditional Ukrainian folk and Western rock music. The group was immediately embraced by rock, punk, folk/roots and world music fans, generating a cross-genre appeal. In 2009 The Ukrainians released Diaspora, considered by many to be their best and most mature work. Most of the songs deal with the subject of migration: the heartbreak of leaving family and homeland forever coupled with the excitement of starting a new life. The album had a strong resonance at a time when waves of young Ukrainians, Poles and other eastern Europeans had been flocking to the West in the hope of finding work. With six studio albums under their belt, recently the band released their 20 Years The Best of The Ukrainians album, a collection of their 20 very best recordings from their incredible two-decade history.

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Tinariwen

on Fri, 29 May 2015 at Oxford Town Hall Doors 7pm

Master bluesmen of the Malian Sahara. Tinariwen's own story burgeons with myth and mythos in their home country and beyond. Their tale is the stuff of legends. Founding member Ibrahim Ag Alhabib, grew up in desolation in Mali, where he witnessed his own father's death at the age of four. Later, after seeing a western film, he built his first guitar from a bicycle wire, a stick and a tin can. The band was founded in the 1980's in Tuareg camps in libya, where the nomadic peoples had relocated to find work and a new life away from their homeland of the sahara. Disillusioned by the promises of Quaddafi at the time, the Tuareg became restless again and longed for home. But the interaction with city life yielded unexpected consequences, they became exposed to western music most notably the guitar-driven anthems of Jimi Hendrix and the American blues which they mixed with their own soulful dirges which they'd perform in the camps by the fire with battery-operated amps. When revolution broke out back in Mali, they left Libya behind, hung up their guitars and picked up guns to fight for the Tuareg independence. When the discord died down, the band returned to music, delivering songs imbued with aching beauty and lonesome poetry. Their music was bootlegged and traded around the region, earning them a devout following. Then in the late 1990s, they were discovered by western musicians and for the first time, their songs left the Sahara and were introduced to the world. For the next ten years, the nomads now travelled the world, performing at nearly every notable festival and venue around the globe, providing the world with a taste of the aching beauty and lonesome pleasures of Saharan Assouf.

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Eliza Carthy & Tim Eriksen

on Fri, 29 May 2015 at London St Pancras Old Church Doors 7.30pm

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Jersey Budd

on Fri, 29 May 2015 at Leicester The Donkey Doors at 7pm

Jersey Budd brings his band to The Donkey Leicester stage time 10pm

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Clive Gregson

on Fri, 29 May 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Born and raised in Manchester and now based in the USA, Clive Gregson is an accomplished singer, musician and record producer of world-renown. Mary Chapin Carpenter named him as one of her favourite songwriters. Melody Maker described his band Any Trouble as the most exciting new rock 'n' roll group since The Pretenders and he appears in Guitar Player's 1000 great guitarists. He's one of the most respected songwriters of his time with a steady stream of stunning albums throughout his career and his songs recorded by a host of contemporaries. In 1985, he formed the groundbreaking partnership with Christine Collister and has toured with Richard Thompson, Eddi Reader, Boo Hewerdine and Nanci Griffith. "Gregson is a powerful and vital force in contemporary music."(Folk Roots). "The state of the art in British folk-rock" (Rolling Stone).

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Folk Night, Fun And Ceilidh - Finstock Festival Band & Friends

on Fri, 29 May 2015 at Finstock Village Hall Performance starts at 8.00pm

Finstock Festival Band & Friends warmly invite you to an evening of vocal harmonies & dance music. Also including The DellyWellyBoot Band, plus Balkan Beats disco.

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Bruce Molsky

on Fri, 29 May 2015 at London Kings Place starts at 8.00pm

Alone or with fellow musicians; guitar, fiddle, or banjo in hand, Bruce Molsky has been exploring traditional music from an astonishingly broad range of cultures over the past two decades synthesizing them and refracting them through his own evolving sensibilities to the point where the sources of his inspiration transform themselves into a sound that is uniquely his. While most identified with traditional American old-time music, Molsky's influences range from the Appalachian soul of Tommy Jarrell to Delta blues; from the haunting modal strains of Irish music to the rhythmically nimble music of Eastern Europe. 'America's reigning old time fiddler.' Matt Glaser, fiddler-educator 'The Rembrandt of Appalachian fiddle.' Darol Anger, fiddler 'There's an incredible power of history and tradition in his vocals.' Linda Ronstadt, singer brucemolsky.com

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Fairport Convention

on Fri, 29 May 2015 at Southampton Brook 8:00pm

After one of the most successful years in their career, Fairport Convention take to the road with a new album of original songs. Hailed as the creators of British folk-rock music, the band members retain their passion for live performance making Fairport one of the most entertaining bands on the concert circuit. Fairport's 2015 Winter Tour concerts will feature songs and tunes from the brand new studio album 'Myths And Heroes' as well as classics from a repertoire spanning nearly fifty years. Each concert on the tour will feature an opening solo set from talented guitar-fiddle duo Kevin Dempsey and Rosie Carson. Fairport Convention hold a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award and their groundbreaking album Liege & Lief was voted 'Most Influential Folk Album of All Time' by Radio 2 listeners. Whether you are a long-time fan or a newcomer to their music an evening with Fairport Convention will delight you. Impressive musicians with a great back catalogue... (they) take chances and clearly enjoy themselves. The Guardian Vigorous and confident...the music leapt around the room. The Mirror

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Son Of Dave

on Fri, 29 May 2015 at Cardiff The Full Moon 7:30pm

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Steve Gibbons Band @ Tower Of Song

on Fri, 29 May 2015 at Birmingham Tower of Song doors at 7:30pm/show at 8:30pm

Words such as artistry, charisma, endurance and integrity are often used in describing a legend. They all apply to Steve Gibbons, who has been in the music business for over four decades, surviving the ever-changing trends by being himself. Don't miss this unforgettable night of music at Birmingham's coolest small live music bar, Tower of Song.

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Rebetiko Carnival Presents... Kourelou

on Fri, 29 May 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, See Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Kourelou means 'Patchwork'. The band draws on Greek roots and music from the South Balkans to produce a traditionally diverse sound with a contemporary twist. Further to their recent appearance for 'A World In London' presenter DJ Ritu wrote that: ''..the band was superb! We loved your music!!!! Each musician was a star in their own right." DJ Ritu, BBC Radio/Sister India/Outcaste Records founder/Club Promoter & DJ. djritu.com

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Rebetiko Carnival Presents... Kourelou

on Fri, 29 May 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, See Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Kourelou means 'Patchwork'. The band draws on Greek roots and music from the South Balkans to produce a traditionally diverse sound with a contemporary twist. Further to their recent appearance for 'A World In London' presenter DJ Ritu wrote that: ''..the band was superb! We loved your music!!!! Each musician was a star in their own right." DJ Ritu, BBC Radio/Sister India/Outcaste Records founder/Club Promoter & DJ. djritu.com

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Michael Chapman & Bridget St. John

on Fri, 29 May 2015 at Stowmarket John Peel Centre for Creative Arts Doors open 7:30pm

Bridget's impressive voice is deep and resonant. It's a voice made for melancholy, and you can't argue with her musical ability, whether it is singing Dylan, a tribute to her friend John Martyn or her own work, such as Ask Me No Questions. Michael Chapman is a masterful guitar player, a great bluesy singer with a wonderful rasp to his voice, he's also possessed of a quick dry wit. For the last half hour they will share the stage, Chapman's guitar adding another dimension to Bridget's voice.

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"gentle Men" Performed By Roy Bailey And Robb Johnson

on Fri, 29 May 2015 at Wigan Parish Church Doors 7.00p.m Concert 7.30pm

" Gentle Men " is a song suite composed by Robb Johnson, and is a family history of the 1st World War and it's consequences. it tells the story of Robb's grandfathers, Ernest Johnson and Harry Jenner. The songs present the effects of history on 2 of its statistics, two gentle men, who survived the 1st World War, but were forever in its shadow. It places real individuals at the centre of the narrative, and of our understanding of the war, and gives ordinary human faces to the casualties behind the pomp and circumstace of historical events. Robin Denselow referred to it as a " Folk Classic" in the Guardian. Billy Bragg said it was " a really moving piece of work

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Seán Ó HÉanaigh

on Fri, 29 May 2015 at Belfast Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich 8pm

Seoladh albaim agus ceolchoirm le Seán Ó hÉanaigh - Seán Éinniú. Fonnadóir agus cumadóír amhráin ó Chonamara. Album launch and concert with Conamara singer songwriter, Seán Éinniú

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Flamenco With Alma Gitana

on Fri, 29 May 2015 at London Cafe Barcelona Doors 7pm, band at 8.30pm

Part of the Cafe Barcelona World Music Festival. Probably one of the best flamenco groups to recently appear in the UK. Their now famous shows at Cafe Barcelona are always sold out, and unforgettable. www.almagitana.co.uk PLEASE NOTE: this is a seated event although some members of the public may have to be standing if the night is full. First come first serve basis, some seats may have restricted view. Some food and tapas, wines available on the night.

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All The Wild Folk Presents Green Rock River Band

on Fri, 29 May 2015 at London Jamboree 8pm to Midnight

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Julia Turner, Isolde & The String Project

on Fri, 29 May 2015 at Bristol Cafe Kino Doors 7pm

Bristol based songwriters Julia Turner and Isolde and Oxford's String Project and join forces for an evening of collaboration, experimentation & musical diversity. Featuring original compositions and reworked covers, expect a 3-course sonic bill that delivers beatboxing, a cappella harmonies, live strings, visuals, found sounds, samples, loops + more. Isolde and Julia Turner, both members of EKO Collective, a Bristol-based songwriting & a cappella trio, will be performing tonight: Julia Turner: Jazz-loving songstress spins romantic stories of Oz and beyond with intricate vocals and deft guitar picking. http://juliaturner.co.uk/ Isolde: Folk-electronica artist sculpts her songs with stories of the everyday, harmonies, uke, guitar, found sounds and loop station. www.isoldemakesnoise.com Hailing from leafy Oxford, the String Project blend folk, classical, and experimental, with beat-box, lush string harmonies and artists creating live visuals. https://www.facebook.com/TheStringProject £6/5 conc. on the door, £4 adv (details to follow) For more info, please see: http://www.cafe-kino.com/ or contact Cafe Kino on: 0117 9249200

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Doomsquad At Dalston Roof Park

on Fri, 29 May 2015 at London Dalston Roof Park 7pm

A very special show in collaboration with Bootstrap Campus.... DOOMSQUAD is a Toronto-based art project made up of siblings Trevor, Jaclyn, and Allie Blumas. The trio create experimental dance music that's heavily indebted to trance and psychedelia. As interdisciplinary artists, the band brings a wide range of influences to bear throughout their work. From far-reaching global beats to the sounds of their local community, it's all thoughtfully curated and channeled into a project of immersion and unity. The result is a mesmerizing sonic landscape of dynamic repetition. DOOMSQUAD constructs a contemplative space for deep listening, within the music and within yourself. + Auclair & MORE

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Lol Goodman Band At The Honey Bee Blues Club

on Fri, 29 May 2015 at Sheffield Yello Arch Studios 8pm - 1am

Lol Goodman Band has existed in varied formats and with various musicians for nearly twenty years. For fifteen of those years James Horrocks has been an almost constant member either on second lead guitar or bass guitar. The addition five years ago of drummer, Jon Firth meant that Lol could continue to deliver the kind of sound and feel first formed in the towns and cities of the US and adopted by the great British bands of the late 60's and early 70's. The band regularly works the clubs and festivals performing their brand of gritty blues. www.lolgoodmanband.com.

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The Crocker Brothers + The Dovetail Trio + Miller Palmer & Swinson

on Fri, 29 May 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, Doors 7.30pm

Triple headline evening with the best in English Folk, Bluegrass and some choice Americana. The Dovetail Trio ( www.dovetailtrio.com ) Presenting England's traditional songs with a bold and fresh approach, The Dovetail Trio explores familiar narratives and modern themes with infectious energy and a passion for musical heritage. The new collaboration effortlessly combines the distinctive voices and acclaimed instrumental talents of BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jamie Roberts, BBC Performing Arts Award winner Rosie Hood, and Newcastle Folk Degree alumnus Matt Quinn. The Crocker Brothers ( www.thecrockerbrothers.com ) The Crocker Brothers have been playing and singing bluegrass music for more than forty years. With Alex Somerville on bass guitar, John and David try to capture the authentic 'brother duet' sound and pathos of early country music. As well as writing and performing their own material, The Crocker Brothers love to play the music of their favourite artists, including: The Delmore Brothers, The Stanley Brothers, Reno and Smiley, and Larry Sparks. Miller, Palmer & Swinson represent the formidable experience of Roots Music Club's House Band. A night not to miss.

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The Crocker Brothers + The Dovetail Trio + Miller Palmer & Swinson

on Fri, 29 May 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, Doors 7.30pm

Triple headline evening with the best in English Folk, Bluegrass and some choice Americana. The Dovetail Trio ( www.dovetailtrio.com ) Presenting England's traditional songs with a bold and fresh approach, The Dovetail Trio explores familiar narratives and modern themes with infectious energy and a passion for musical heritage. The new collaboration effortlessly combines the distinctive voices and acclaimed instrumental talents of BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Jamie Roberts, BBC Performing Arts Award winner Rosie Hood, and Newcastle Folk Degree alumnus Matt Quinn. The Crocker Brothers ( www.thecrockerbrothers.com ) The Crocker Brothers have been playing and singing bluegrass music for more than forty years. With Alex Somerville on bass guitar, John and David try to capture the authentic 'brother duet' sound and pathos of early country music. As well as writing and performing their own material, The Crocker Brothers love to play the music of their favourite artists, including: The Delmore Brothers, The Stanley Brothers, Reno and Smiley, and Larry Sparks. Miller, Palmer & Swinson represent the formidable experience of Roots Music Club's House Band. A night not to miss.

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The Fisherman's Friends

on Fri, 29 May 2015 at Great Torrington RHS Garden Rosemoor 8:00pm

In the marquee

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Martin Stephenson And The Daintees

on Sat, 30 May 2015 at London Union Chapel 7.30pm

The "wayward genius" brings his fine band to the wonderful Chapel for our big birthday celebration concert. Well, it would be him, wouldn't it? Choosing a headliner for the big occasion was a no-brainer, really. Of all the great artists who have played the Klub over the years no-one typifies the spirit of the Kalamazoo quite like the truly original Mr S. Wayward genius? That's the way Radio 6 Music's Tom Robinson describes him. And who would say that Tom hasn't got it spot on? Certainly not the 100 people who were shoehorned into the Great Northern Railway Tavern in January for another roof-raising Kalamazoo performance - the way he always starts his gig-packed year. And certainly not the thousands around the UK and Europe who have followed him for 35 years and regard him as one of the great unsung guitar players and singer-songwriters. Folk, blues, pop, rockabilly and ragtime are all thrown into the mix of his amazing 40-album repertoire of songs. And there are another five albums running around in his head! Come on down to the beautiful surroundings and wonderful acoustic of the Union Chapel and watch Durham's finest at work. You'll never forget him!

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Sheelanagig

on Sat, 30 May 2015 at Bridgwater Arts Centre 8pm

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Dennis Elsworth

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

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Papa Truck

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Papa Truck is a popular bluegrass band who have been performing together for over 10 years. They have recorded three albums, 'Papa Truck', 'Stand Out Of The Shade' and 'Further Down The Road' which has just been released. They have taken American Bluegrass music and added their own British spin and individual influences to make what they call "British Bluegrass". Proud to be a band that perform original music they have played in both the local area and abroad, performing at Bluegrass and other music venues and festivals around the UK.

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Big John Carter & Chris Corcoran

on Sat, 30 May 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7.30pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 9pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... The UK's finest boogie woogie! Virtuoso Boogie Woogie pianist Big John Carter is the UK's iconic Boogie Woogie man. Guitarist Chris Corcoran is one of the UK's finest swing blues guitar players. Leading journeyman bass player Stewart Pannaman completes the line up. All seasoned professional players, their years of experience have perfected a tight, rocking and subtle blend of Boogie Woogie styles.

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The Willows

on Sat, 30 May 2015 at Marsden Mechanics Hall Doors open 7.30. concert 8pm

The Willows are a folk band from Cambridge - Fronted by the breathaking vocals of Jade Rhiannon, supported by the rich vocal harmonies and dynamic acoustic musicianship the band take infuence from folk traditions from both sides of the Atlantic. www.thewillowsband.com

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Helter Skelter Presents Into The Moon + Jackson Scott

on Sat, 30 May 2015 at London Jamboree 8pm to Midnight

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Breabach

on Sat, 30 May 2015 at Belfast Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich 8pm

Ceolchoirm le banna bríómhar ó Albain. Concert with lively band from Scotland

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Kora Music With Sura Susso

on Sat, 30 May 2015 at London Cafe Barcelona Doors 7pm, band at 8.30pm

Part of the 1st Cafe Barcelona World Music Festival. Sura Susso is a virtuoso Kora player, percussionist and singer-songwriter from the Gambia. He has released his debut album Sila Kang - which has received critical acclaim in national publications. "Exquisite kora playing" - Cerys Matthews, Songlines, Oct 11 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJggY28uvro PLEASE NOTE: this is a seated event although some members of the public may have to be standing if the night is full. First come first serve basis, some seats may have restricted view. Some food and tapas, wines available on the night.

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Clive Gregson

on Sat, 30 May 2015 at Manningtree Red Lion Doors at 8pm

Clive Gregson is one of the most talented singer-songwriters to emerge from the British Isles. He has played with and his songs have been covered by many artists including Nanci Griffith, Norma Waterson and Fairport Convention. The Independent has said "All Clive's solo shows are somewhat special and definitely not to be missed." Clive will be supported by Michelle Nadia, a talented singer-songwriter from New Zealand, whose recent records have received both national and local airplay.

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Celebrating Colombian Culture

on Sat, 30 May 2015 at London St Ethelburga's 7:30pm

Come along for an evening of song and dance, celebrating the richness and vibrancy of Colombian Culture. The evening is an exciting opportunity to link our Listen to the World and Community Reconciliation Programmes. Over the last year, we have been supporting a small and committed transnational group, Rodeemos el Dialogo (Let us surround the dialogue). ReD consists of Colombians and friends of Colombia who support the Colombian peace talks, and believe in the power of a culture of dialogue to affect transformation and build sustainable peace. In support of the current peace talks, and amidst continued violence in the country, we want to show our solidarity with the work of ReD and organisations like them in building a peaceful future for the nation. The evening will feature the Talentos Group London and as a special guest, the talented Carolina Herrera! A guitar playing singer, Carolina's repertoire ranges from Mexico, Venezuela and Brazil to Spain and Portugal; and not forgetting an American song or two. Since her first appearance on Charlie Gillett's Saturday Night show on BBC London in March last year, Carolina has played the Queen Elizabeth Hall (as part of La Linea), Ronnie Scott's on Sunday (twice) and on Robert Elms' show on BBC London. She has also performed at the Radio 3 Village Stage WOMAD. Come and join the party!

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Show Of Hands With Miranda Sykes

on Sat, 30 May 2015 at Great Torrington RHS Garden Rosemoor 8:00pm

In the marquee

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Kieran Goss

on Sun, 31 May 2015 at Shrewsbury The Morris Hall Doors 7pm, Show 7.45pm

Expect nothing less than musical perfection from this Sligo based singer songwriter. Based on his last sell-out show here, you are in for a real musical treat!

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The Willows

on Sun, 31 May 2015 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30pm

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Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin

on Sun, 31 May 2015 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys doors 7pm

Recently described as, "Authentic, haunting roots music from a first class duo" (Seth Lakeman), Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin are one of the most exciting and innovative duos to appear on the folk/roots/acoustic scene in recent years a journey that has resulted in their winning the 'Best Duo' in the 2014 BBC Folk Awards. With a rapidly expanding following and a truly unique sound that effortlessly spans many genres, the duo have been touring constantly for the past three years, winning new fans of all ages wherever they go. Festival appearances have included regular Glastonbury slots; all the major folk festivals including mainstage slots at Sidmouth Folk Week; Broadstairs; Warwick; Shrewsbury; Gate To Southwell; Shepley Spring; Priddy; and a constant presence on the greenfield festival circuit, at events such as Larmer Tree (mainstage); Sunrise Celebration (mainstage); and Green Man. Whispers have been spreading far and wide around the new British Folk Scene about Chris Cleverley and his haunting tales of ghost women, lonesome clock towers, lovelorn mariners and hospital beds. From touring the UK festivals to sharing the bill with such heavyweights as Martin Simpson, Spiers & Boden, Martha Tilston and Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman, Chris has stirred up a formidable word-of-mouth reputation and a buzzing anticipation for his forthcoming record, 'Apparitions'.

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The Railsplitters

on Sun, 31 May 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7.30pm

Renowned across America for their exhilarating performances and great material, The Railsplitters, from the Colorado Rockies, have made a huge impact in recent years. Characterised by powerful vocals, great harmonies and breathtaking instrumentals, the band has an impressive raw power. They call on everything from roots/Americana, country twang, 50's doo-wop, modern pop and rock 'n' roll to provide an extra sparkle. Since starting out in early 2011, the band has won two major awards, and this will be their first visit to the UK, so come and give them a warm welcome in the Universal Hall.

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The Railsplitters

on Sun, 31 May 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7.30pm

Renowned across America for their exhilarating performances and great material, The Railsplitters, from the Colorado Rockies, have made a huge impact in recent years. Characterised by powerful vocals, great harmonies and breathtaking instrumentals, the band has an impressive raw power. They call on everything from roots/Americana, country twang, 50's doo-wop, modern pop and rock 'n' roll to provide an extra sparkle. Since starting out in early 2011, the band has won two major awards, and this will be their first visit to the UK, so come and give them a warm welcome in the Universal Hall.

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The Railsplitters

on Sun, 31 May 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7.30pm

Renowned across America for their exhilarating performances and great material, The Railsplitters, from the Colorado Rockies, have made a huge impact in recent years. Characterised by powerful vocals, great harmonies and breathtaking instrumentals, the band has an impressive raw power. They call on everything from roots/Americana, country twang, 50's doo-wop, modern pop and rock 'n' roll to provide an extra sparkle. Since starting out in early 2011, the band has won two major awards, and this will be their first visit to the UK, so come and give them a warm welcome in the Universal Hall.

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Michael Chapman + Bridget St John

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Michael Chapman and Bridget St John... For men of a certain age, mention of Bridget St John's name seems to induce a misty-eyed, faraway look. Many a student room in the Sixties and Seventies must have echoed to her distinctive voice. She recorded three albums on John Peel's Dandelion label from 1969-72, before moving to New York. Meanwhile, in Cornwall in the Sixties, another musician was picking up a guitar and making his mark. Folk and blues man Michael Chapman was also championed by Peel, so it's fitting that the two artists are again touring together. Bridget's impressive voice is deep and resonant. It's a voice made for melancholy, and you can't argue with her musical ability, whether it is singing Dylan, a tribute to her friend John Martyn or her own work, such as Ask Me No Questions. Michael Chapman is a masterful guitar player, a great bluesy singer with a wonderful rasp to his voice, he's also possessed of a quick dry wit. For the last half hour they will share the stage, Chapman's guitar adding another dimension to Bridget's voice. http://www.michaelchapman.co.uk/

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Maz O'connor At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 31 May 2015 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub Doors open around 7:30 pm

Maz O'Connor is a gifted singer of traditional and self-penned songs. In 2013 she was nominated for the BBC Folk Awards Horizon Award and selected for a creative fellowship with the English Folk Dance and Song Society at London's Cecil Sharp House, funded by the BBC Performing Arts Fund. She sings both traditional folk songs and her own compositions, and accompanies her uniquely pure voice with guitar, shruti box, piano and harmonium. Remember the name because Maz is really going places. 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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Jeni And Billy

on Sun, 31 May 2015 at Teddington The Adelaide 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

Note that this event is not at the Cabbage Patch Nashville-based musicians Jeni and Billy are on their third visit to TwickFolk. Jeni and Billy charmed us when they first performed here and gave our audience a warm feeling says Gerry Evans, one of the volunteers who organise TwickFolk. When they said they were returning to Britain for another tour we were delighted to invite them back. Their Appalachian roots are deep-seated and they play a range of bluegrass instruments, sounding almost like a modern-day Johnny Cash and June Carter and treading the common ground between folk music and country. What sets them apart is the quality of Jeni's songwriting, which harks back to the slower, less hectic and simpler life of the 1950s and 60s. Billy, from Baltimore, embraced country music in the nearby community of Oella the home of Appalachian migrants who came to the city looking for work in the mills. He has toured with country bands all over North America and Germany, building a producing career working with roots artists. Jeni writes and sings songs, accompanied by Billy, about people living in the Appalachian mountains miners and millworkers, roustabouts and revival preachers, Buicks and beauty queens. A natural storyteller and prolific writer, Jeni traces her vocal style to Virginia Lowe, the blind music minister of the Friendly Chapel Church on Smith Ridge, the Appalachian community in which she spent her childhood summers. Her singing has been compared to the lonesome voices of Maybelle Carter and Iris Dement, and her writing to that of Flannery O'Connor.

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Virgil & The Accelerators

on Sun, 31 May 2015 at Southampton The Talking Heads Doors at 7.30pm

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Victor Brox

on Sun, 31 May 2015 at Hope Old Hall Hotel (tea rooms) Doors at 6.30pm, performance at 7pm

Taking place in the Tea Rooms. adjacent to The Old Hall Hotel. Bar available. This is to be the first event of the Folk, Blues & Beyond Folk and Blues Club. More info at http://folkandblues.club

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Moirai - Mel Biggs, Jo Freya, & Sarah Matthews

on Sun, 31 May 2015 at Southport Park Golf Club Doors from 7pm and music from 8pm

Fiddle, brass and melodeon. Exciting stuff indeed. Tunes and mainly Trad. songs. They are spinners of destiny!!!!

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Darkly Artful Presents: Alice Phelps Band + Tobias Ben Jacob + Dear Pariah

on Sun, 31 May 2015 at London Jamboree Doors 6.30pm, live music between 7-9pm

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The Galazy Big Band

on Sun, 31 May 2015 at Soham The Brook 12pm

Sunday lunch available from Noon, Concert starting 2.30pm With 18 musiciand and 2 vocalists this prmises to be a wonderful afternoon of Swing, Jive and Jazz music.

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Michael Chapman + Bridget St John (matinee Show)

on Sun, 31 May 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 2pm, Music starts @ 2.30pm.

DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND, WE HAVE ADDED A SECOND MATINEE SHOW (evening show is now sold out). PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 2pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 2.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Michael Chapman and Bridget St John... For men of a certain age, mention of Bridget St John's name seems to induce a misty-eyed, faraway look. Many a student room in the Sixties and Seventies must have echoed to her distinctive voice. She recorded three albums on John Peel's Dandelion label from 1969-72, before moving to New York. Meanwhile, in Cornwall in the Sixties, another musician was picking up a guitar and making his mark. Folk and blues man Michael Chapman was also championed by Peel, so it's fitting that the two artists are again touring together. Bridget's impressive voice is deep and resonant. It's a voice made for melancholy, and you can't argue with her musical ability, whether it is singing Dylan, a tribute to her friend John Martyn or her own work, such as Ask Me No Questions. Michael Chapman is a masterful guitar player, a great bluesy singer with a wonderful rasp to his voice, he's also possessed of a quick dry wit. For the last half hour they will share the stage, Chapman's guitar adding another dimension to Bridget's voice. http://www.michaelchapman.co.uk/

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Michael Chapman + Bridget St John (matinee Show)

on Sun, 31 May 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 2pm, Music starts @ 2.30pm.

DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND, WE HAVE ADDED A SECOND MATINEE SHOW (evening show is now sold out). PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 2pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 2.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Michael Chapman and Bridget St John... For men of a certain age, mention of Bridget St John's name seems to induce a misty-eyed, faraway look. Many a student room in the Sixties and Seventies must have echoed to her distinctive voice. She recorded three albums on John Peel's Dandelion label from 1969-72, before moving to New York. Meanwhile, in Cornwall in the Sixties, another musician was picking up a guitar and making his mark. Folk and blues man Michael Chapman was also championed by Peel, so it's fitting that the two artists are again touring together. Bridget's impressive voice is deep and resonant. It's a voice made for melancholy, and you can't argue with her musical ability, whether it is singing Dylan, a tribute to her friend John Martyn or her own work, such as Ask Me No Questions. Michael Chapman is a masterful guitar player, a great bluesy singer with a wonderful rasp to his voice, he's also possessed of a quick dry wit. For the last half hour they will share the stage, Chapman's guitar adding another dimension to Bridget's voice. http://www.michaelchapman.co.uk/

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Crossharbour

on Mon, 1 Jun 2015 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music starts 8:30pm

"CrossHarbour are a fine example of how traditional Irish music is still thriving in a modern way ‐ The Daily Telegraph There sound captures the brio of early Solas with the rhythmic complexity of Lúnasa and the wildness of vintage Altan. John O'Regan, fRoots I saw the future of trad music and its name is CrossHarbour. - Tradconnect CrossHarbour is a dynamic band emerging from London's thriving traditional Irish music scene. Fusing well-­‐loved traditional tunes and songs with self-­‐penned material and original arrangements, CrossHarbour are gaining recognition for their highly virtuosic, energetic and polished performances. Their self-­‐titled debut album, released in May 2014 seamlessly blends newly composed with traditional material, demonstrating the band's skills in performing, composing and arranging. It received critical acclaim from critic and was included in The Daily Telegraph's best folk albums of the year. Following sold-­‐out gigs at London's Return to Camden Town Festival and a live TV appearance on 'Feilte', TG4's Christmas Special, in 2103, highlights of 2014 included concerts at the Cambridge Folk Festival, Southwell Folk Festival and at Bush Hall, London as well as the bands first trip to Germany. Named after a London overground station, CrossHarbour showcases the talents of Órlaith McAuliffe, who at the age of just 21 has been crowned All Ireland Champion no fewer than 20 times. Órlaith is also a distinctive composer, many of whose compositions feature in CrossHarbour's sets. Fiddle player Sam Proctor gained critical acclaim for his 2008 debut solo album Natural Progression, which was chosen by the Irish Times as one of the traditional albums of the year. Philippe Barnes is a multi-­‐ instrumentalist, who joins CrossHarbour primarily as a guitarist. Since completing an MA in Irish Music Performance at University of Limerick, Philippe has toured with Celtic-­‐Jazz group All Jigged Out as well as folk/hip-­‐hop act Dizraeli and the Small Gods. Tad Sargent is in demand as a session musician and bodhrán teacher as well as being a gifted bouzouki player. He has most recently toured with the Cara Dillon band and also plays with contemporary Celtic band Ranagri. CrossHarbour's lineup is completed by singer Rosie Hodgson. Rosie was a finalist in the 2013 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards, and won 'Best Newcomer' at the Ely Festival in 2011. She also brings her considerable songwriting talents to the band.

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The Happy Cats

on Mon, 1 Jun 2015 at Etton The Processed Pea Doors open 6.30 pm for 8pm.

Well known Tyneside trio, old friends of the Processed Pea make another welcome return.

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An Evening With Slaid Cleaves (with Scrappy Jud Newcomb)

on Mon, 1 Jun 2015 at Brighton The Greys 8:30pm

terrace cred. presents: Another top notch performer who has asked to return to the tiny intimacy of The Greys, Brighton. Based in Austin Texas, from the state of Maine (along with sometime co-songwriter, including 'Broke Down', and boyhood chum Rod Picott) Slaid Cleaves has delivered a number of acclaimed albums of beautifully crafted songs delivered with gritty reality - stories spun with a novelist's eye and a poet's heart. He's accompanied this time around by one of the producers of his excellent 2013 album 'Still fighting The War', Scrappy Jud Newcomb.

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Giant Sand

on Mon, 1 Jun 2015 at Leeds Brudenell Social Club 7:30pm

How do you write a bio about a musician who has spent more than 30 years defying musical conventions? You could trot out all the cliché rock-critic terms: seminal, hyperbole, incendiary, eponymous, masterful, achingly poignant, priceless, alt-country, old-school, outlaw. Some of those might even fit if you shoehorned them into context. Howe Gelb long has been saddled with such titles as "godfather of alt-country" and "elder ambassador of desert rock." When confronted with such accolades, he clears his throat, amused and a little embarrassed, and he ponders. His summer-sun squint turns into a twinkle when he finally asks his questioner, "What do you think of it?" In three decades he's managed to mash elements of rock, country, blues, punk, garage, lo-fi, jazz, gospel, avant-garde noise and flamenco gypsy music. Guitar and piano are his weapons of tumult. He sings like a gruff angel, a town crier tapping you on the shoulder, reminding you that the world need not be seen in the conventional ways to which we revert when the world goes blurry. He weaves impressionistic imagery into personal narrative and indulges listeners in expansive observations of the world. In his early years there had been comparisons to artists along the paradoxical lines of Neil Young, David Byrne, Bob Dylan and Captain Beefheart, comparisons that all fit clumsily. Nowadays, other artists get compared to Gelb. He was born October 22, 1956 in Pennsylvania - to which only a grey-tinged beard attests - and moved to the desert as a young man in the mid 1970s. When not on the road, he lives with his family - two kids in school, another grown and on her own - in an old barrio in downtown Tucson, Arizona. "Endlessly restlessly wanderlusted encrusted", he's well settled in the desert caliche where it takes him an hour to dig a small hole, and 3 days to change the cooler pads. He's collected bands in Denmark, Spain and one with a full gospel choir attached in Canada, but they call his music Americana anyway. Howe just says he's "from Earth". In 1980, Gelb formed the post punk band Giant Sandworms, with his close friend Rainer Ptacek; renowned blues-oriented slide guitarist and beloved Tucson icon. Rainer died from brain cancer in 1997, and you can't talk long with Gelb without his name coming up. They went on to record together for years before his untimely demise. Giant Sand emerged in 1983 and released that group's debut album, 'Valley of Rain' in 1985. In the 25 years since, he has released an estimated 40 albums or so. He's not sure of the exact amount. Since his first record release came about by handing his demo tape over (in a less then lucid state) to a touring band's manager passing through Tucson in the early 80s, so had Howe continued the tradition by accepting the demos and facilitating the first releases of Grandaddy and M. Ward along the way.

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An Evening Of Folk Music - The June One *early Bird Ticket

on Mon, 1 Jun 2015 at Manchester The Castle Hotel Doors at 7:30pm

We are delighted that our June folk evening will be headlined by Holly Lerski, on the date of the release of her brand new solo album, Wooden House. Also on the 1st June bill at The Castle are Australia's Kyle Taylor and local folk act, Kate Ashton Butler. Holly Lerski Musicians carry many tools in their armoury; heartbreak, travel, experience, but contentment isn't usually one of them. Since Holly's return to rural Norfolk in 2006, leaving behind a record deal and a band, Holly has enjoyed a contentment which has allowed her to explore her creativity off-timetable. It was here in the leafy enclaves of the east where Holly first began to pen songs. Born and raised in Finchley, London, Holly's family moved to Norfolk when she was 9 years old. From there onwards life consisted of playing guitar, drawing pictures and exploring the fields and woodlands around her. Fuelled by the fertile grounding of Art School, Holly would eventually go on to form the folk-rock band Angelou with old school friend Jo Baker in 1996. They signed to Norwich indie label Haven Records in 1997 and soon found themselves on tour supporting Eddi Reader (Fairground Attraction) and Boo Hewerdine (The Bible) across the UK, complimented by their first release: the Hallelujah e.p. If that's a title you've heard before, you're right to conjure up images of Jeff Buckley. Describing her discovery of Grace in 1994 as the green light to begin, his influence has resonated throughout her music career. Uncut Magazine nicknamed her the spiritual sister of Jeff Buckley, and Q Magazine noted her songs had a deft touch and, like her musical hero Jeff Buckley, an air of spiritual redemption. Angelou's e.p release was to share an uncanny timeline with Buckley's tragic drowning, coming out the week after his death. But Holly would in time pay homage further to her musical inspiration with Little Sister, a song written for the artist and later contributed to the Buckley documentary, Amazing Grace. After the Hallelujah e.p., a debut album from the band followed and in 1998 the industry received Automiracles enthusiastically. Produced by Calum MacColl (son of Ewan MacColl & Peggy Seeger) and recorded and mixed in just 10 days, it was described by Mojo Magazine as achingly lovely and The Independent as the best debut of it's kind since Eddi Reader's Mirmamaindeed even The Sundays first effort Reading, Writing and Arithmetic. The album's positive reception gave the band the force to stride into their second self-produced album, While You Were Sleeping. Released in 2000, The Sunday Times gave it a resounding 8 out of 10, calling it brilliant folk-pop with a gorgeous voicea real find. In the words of Folk Roots Magazine: introspection rarely sounded stronger. The creeping tendrils of Angelou soon found new roots overseas, with Spanish label El Diablo picking up on their music and releasing an 'Introduction to..' album entitled Midnight Witcheries. Invigorated by two national tours, including the Benicassim Festival Tour with Spanish Indie Rockers La Habitación Roja , the band comfortably made a name for themselves on National Spanish TV and Radio with the follow-up Summertime e.p. It was a name that travelled back to London and finally caught the attention of major record labels. In 2001 Sanctuary Records became the new home to Angelou, and they were immediately sent off on tour across Europe and Scandinavia supporting blues legend John Hiatt. Soon after their return work began in Denmark and Manchester on their third more poppier album, Life is Beautiful. Released by Sanctuary under the solo name of Holly Lerski, the album had much commercial merit, but with the music industry in a state of flux with the imminent arrival of the downloads, even the attention from Radio 2 and support dates with The Cranberries, Jason Mraz and Josh Rouse couldn't give the album the spotlight it deserved. The ailing label was soon to fold and be swallowed up by Universal Music Group, along with Life Is Beautiful and the rest of Holly's songs. Listeners always have the blissful innocence of enjoying music without awareness of artists struggles, and though disillusioned by the industry, Holly plugged away independently with Life Is Beautiful until it eventually fell into the lap of Starbucks who were looking to add tracks to their in-house playlists. Proud and vilified, now living in Manchester, Holly's own imprint Laundry Label saw this as a vehicle for a limited edition sampler e.p. Greetings from N.Y. Featuring a postcard Jeff Buckley sent to Holly on it's cover, the Greetings e.p. once again found welcome ears at Radio 2 and was regularly played on the breakfast show until the end of 2005. By now the fractures in Sanctuary Records mirrored the fractures within the band, and in late 2006 Holly returned to Norfolk, playing a few solo dates, including a spot in New York's famous 'Living Room' in 2007. That same week Hallelujah was featured in the finale episode of US TV drama Close To Home. Holly was indeed home, and ready to begin a new life away from the music industry, and back to writing, drawing, painting and playing music for herself. Which takes us to 2014, her a little house on the hill, and the infamous shed at the bottom of the garden. A shed which over the last 2 years has become home to a recording studio equipped with one mic, one old Macbook and a large helping of determination. Inside Holly has sung, strummed, drummed and recorded every instrument from banjo, uke and tenor guitars to coffee cups and spoons. If she couldn't play it she asked kith and kin to help, including muso friend LA bassist James 'Hutch' Hutchinson (Bonnie Raitt). The wunderkind who helped her finish it this year is Cambridge producer/mixer, and folk artist in his own right, Stu Hanna (Megson). With her 4th album now proudly under her arm, Holly is finally ready to let people into her wooden house. Handmade and hand-played: independence rarely sounded sweeter. www.hollylerski.com/ Kyle Taylor KYLE TAYLOR is from Australia & has been touring non-stop since the release of his latest album 'Free'. He has notched up countless shows throughout Australia, New Zealand & the UK/Europe. Kyle's music has been described as stories from a travelling man with songs that delve into the tales of people & of love. Since the release of his first album '21' in 2009, he has been touring relentlessly & has had the opportunity to support established acts - Jordie Lane, Carus Thompson, Josh Pyke, Mark Seymour and James Reyne. Kyle Taylor has released 1 EP and 2 studio albums. The latest release is titled Free. www.kyletaylor.co Kate Ashton-Butler Kate Ashton-Butler is a 22-year-old singer-songwriter from Romiley Village in greater Manchester. After a drastic move to London went sour, Kate, bored with the city, began writing music reminiscent of the small town existence she had left behind. Since her return to Manchester in 2014 she has worked tirelessly delivering her own brand of folk music and has been fortunate enough to support artists like Gideon Conn, Rachel Sermanni and Herman Dune. Her songs draw influence from artists like Joanna Newsom, Kate Bush and Beirut as well as fields and forests, classic literature, and even HBO shows. She plays guitar, piano, mandolin and trombone. Kate is currently working on her debut EP with Kai Ohio of Samsara sessions, while additionally playing live as often as she can in the city she loves. www.facebook.com/k.ashtonbutlermusic

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Monday Blues With Jelly Roll Jones, The Delta Breaks And Ben Steer

on Mon, 1 Jun 2015 at Cardiff 10 Feet Tall 7:30pm

Your monthly dose of Monday Blues returns in June. Blues, booze and tasty foods at 10 Feet Tall. In June month we bring you... Jelly Roll Jones This is guitar strummin', banjo pickin', double bass thumpin', harp blowin', bottleneck slidin', washboard beatin' music from these six fired up Taff delta bluesmen. Come and experience heartfelt songs of love, sex, death, trains, locks and chickens! www.reverbnation.com/JellyRollJones The Delta Breaks Back by popular demand, The Delta Breaks are a covers band based in Cardiff, South Wales. Formed in 2013, they play iconic rock, soul and blues favourites. www.thedeltabreaks.co.uk Revd ben steer Multi-instrumentalist ben plays blues, country, folk and gospel. Ben's music is highly evocative and is delivered with passion and verve. www.souncloud.com/ben-steer-3 Tickets available VERY soon, invite your friends, spread the word. £3 adv / £4 otd - 7.30pm - 10 Feet Tall - Food available until midnight! Press contact: hannah@10feettall.co.uk

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Monday Blues - Jelly Roll Jones - The Delta Breaks - Ben Steer - £3/£4

on Mon, 1 Jun 2015 at Cardiff 10 Feet Tall 7:30pm

Your monthly dose of Monday Blues returns in June. Blues, booze and tasty foods at 10 Feet Tall. Jelly Roll Jones This is guitar strummin', banjo pickin', double bass thumpin', harp blowin', bottleneck slidin', washboard beatin' music from these six fired up Taff delta bluesmen. Come and experience heartfelt songs of love, sex, death, trains, locks and chickens! The Delta Breaks Back by popular demand, The Delta Breaks are a covers band based in Cardiff, South Wales. Formed in 2013, they play iconic rock, soul and blues favourites. Revd ben steer Multi-instrumentalist ben plays blues, country, folk and gospel. Ben's music is highly evocative and is delivered with passion and verve. Tickets available VERY soon, invite your friends, spread the word. Southern Cocktails & Southern Platters available all night!! Arrive early and order some tasty goods! JELLY ROLL JONES - www.reverbnation.com/JellyRollJones THE DELTA BREAKS - www.thedeltabreaks.co.uk REVD BEN STEER - www.souncloud.com/ben-steer-3

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Crh Music Presents Slaid Cleaves

on Tue, 2 Jun 2015 at Bristol The Tunnels Doors at 7.30pm

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Moore Moss Rutter

on Tue, 2 Jun 2015 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music starts 8:30pm

Tom Moore, Archie Churchill-Moss and Jack Rutter hail from three distinct regions of the UK - they combine musical material, style and tradition from Norfolk, Somerset and Yorkshire respectively. Since 2009, Moore Moss Rutter have been playing as a trio, meticulously reworking English tunes and compositions into sets and songs which have been described as "intelligently crafted musical adventures". Often praised for musical maturity and sophistication, it is their aim to carefully create soundscapes of mellow and precisely engineered beauty - as well as wild builds of tension and tempestuous climaxes. The trio have performed widely, at venues and events ranging from Glastonbury, to folk clubs and living rooms. Moore Moss Rutter are winners of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award 2011. Tom Moore has been playing violin since the age of 4, and learnt using the Suzuki Method, an alternative educational philosophy which primarily focuses on teaching the instrument by ear. He is now studying Music at Goldsmiths, University of London. In addition to Moore Moss Rutter, Tom also performs with violinist/viola d'amore player John Dipper and duet concertina player Nick Hart in Oss; and has done deputy and session playing for a range of prominent artists including Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Alex Heffes for BBC films, Robert Mitchell, Bellowhead, Antonio Forcione. He is also part of new folk-rock band, False Lights, which debuts in summer 2014. Tom plays a violin made by Rod Ward. Archie Churchill-Moss is one of England's top melodeon players. Having been tutored by Andy Cutting, Rob Harbron, Saul Rose and many others, he is well positioned to carry the baton of virtuosic diatonic accordion tradition. Archie also performs with Breton/Folk/Rock outfit, Dragonsfly, while also studying Biology at Bristol University. Archie plays a Castagnari Mory melodeon. Jack Rutter is a respected guitarist and multi-instrumentalist working within the English tradition. Self taught, he is known for his for his highly rhythmic tune backing, flatpicking and fingerstyle playing. In addition to his contribution to Moore Moss Rutter, Jack plays in the Seth Lakeman Band, and he is in high demand as a session guitarist for numerous other artists and outfits in the British folk scene and further afield. Jack has just graduated with a degree in Countryside Management from Newcastle University. He plays a custom guitar built by Alister Atkin. www.mooremossrutter.co.uk

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Steelin' The Blues

on Tue, 2 Jun 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

An evening of acoustic Blues and Americana with Blues guitarist/vocalist Steve Ajao, and Steel guitarist, Stewart Johnson (The Toy Hearts). Two highly-regarded local musicians combine forces to bring music of a "Southern Fried" style to the Kitchen Garden, and it promises to be a fine night. Expect the kind of music you might hear being played on a porch, somewhere near Louisiana!

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Richard Durrant: Cycling Music

on Tue, 2 Jun 2015 at Coventry EGO Performance Company 7.30pm

Richard Durrant is one of the leading guitarists of his generation. In 2014, he decided to reduce his touring carbon footprint by cycling his 40 kilo stage set 1,500, taking 7 weeks to play 36 concerts of beautiful guitar music.

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Richard Durrant: Cycling Music

on Tue, 2 Jun 2015 at Coventry EGO Performance Company 7.30pm

Richard Durrant is one of the leading guitarists of his generation. In 2014, he decided to reduce his touring carbon footprint by cycling his 40 kilo stage set 1,500, taking 7 weeks to play 36 concerts of beautiful guitar music.

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Richard Durrant: Cycling Music

on Tue, 2 Jun 2015 at Coventry EGO Performance Company 7.30pm

Richard Durrant is one of the leading guitarists of his generation. In 2014, he decided to reduce his touring carbon footprint by cycling his 40 kilo stage set 1,500, taking 7 weeks to play 36 concerts of beautiful guitar music.

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Kim Richey

on Wed, 3 Jun 2015 at Leicester The Musician Doors 8.00pm

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Slaid Cleaves

on Wed, 3 Jun 2015 at Biddulph Arms 7.30 for 8pm start

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Bayou Seco - Live At The Lighthouse

on Wed, 3 Jun 2015 at Walmer The Lighthouse Doors 7pm // Music 8:30pm

We are thrilled to welcome Bayou Seco to The Lighthouse! In their own words We have collected music from older traditional American musicians for most of our lives and we have learned to play many of their tunes and songs. We have especially focused on Cajun music in SW Louisiana and, since 1980, we have learned from traditional Hispanic, Cowboy, and Tohono O'Odham musicians in New Mexico and Arizona. Both of us play fiddle and guitar and sing. Ken also plays one and three row diatonic accordions, 5-string banjo (fretless and freted), harmonica, and mandolin. We play concerts, dances (where we can teach Spanish Colonial dances from New Mexico and other dances), Art Centers, Schools, Museums, Folk Clubs, Weddings, Wakes, State Fairs and other types of events. "BAYOU SECO emphasizes the rich cross cultural nature of music in general - a little from here, a touch from there... Divergent musical styles, so well cross-pollinated, they have become hybrids." - ARIZONA DAILY STAR

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Charlie Dore With Julian Littman

on Wed, 3 Jun 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

This multi-award-winning artist returns with her new album, Milk Roulette, having collecting 4 star reviews from Mojo, The Guardian and Telegraph and featured in the Telegraph Best Folk Albums of 2014. The show, with muti-instrumentalist Julian Littman of Steeleye Span promises a night of eclectic, contemporary folk as the pair swap guitars, piano, mandolin, harmonium, & ukulele plus a fresh take on her iconic hit 'Pilot of the Airwaves'. 'A gift for melody, brave, poignant, entertaining, original ' (Guardian ★★★★). 'Beatific of voice, fragrant of melody and lyrically fearless' (MOJO ★★★★). 'Charlie Dore has made the album of her life' (Ricky Ross).

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Sadie Jemmett

on Wed, 3 Jun 2015 at London Water Rats Doors 7pm

SADIE JEMMETT London Love Songs Album Launch Night To celebrate the release of her second album, London Love Songs, Sadie Jemmett invites you to special night at London's legendary and refurbished Water Rats venue where she will be previewing tracks from the album with some some very special guests. Sadie Jemmett One of the most magical singer-songwriters on the music scene. "Reminiscent of a female Nick Cave and echoes too of Billy Bragg" Songwriting Magazine Tom Blackwell (TG Elias) A folk genius, combining intercontinental sounds with his own brand of homespun romance. "Wonderful, heartfelt music" Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 Phil Kay Phil Kay is a Scottish stand-up comedian. ... Kay became known to the public when he won the newcomer's competition, 'So You Think You're Funny', at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1989. He has also hosted his own stand-up comedy series on Channel 4 in the UK called Phil Kay Feels... And to round things off ... a DJ set from The Hot Buttered Soul crew.

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Laura Victoria 'head Above Water' Album Launch With The No Frills Band And Minnie Birch

on Wed, 3 Jun 2015 at London The Slaughtered Lamb Doors 7.30pm, Music 8.30pm

Pop Folk Singer/Songwriter/Cellist Laura Victoria launches her new album 'Head Above Water' with special guests full on Brixton Folk outfit 'The No Frills Band' and Singer/Songwriter Minnie Birch. There will be cake and 'Live Band Pass the Parcel'...

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Folk In The Owls Nest: The Floral Wham Trams, With Ambergris, Ellie Makes Music & Mara Simpson

on Wed, 3 Jun 2015 at Cardiff Gwdihw Doors at 8pm

On the first Wednesday of every month it's Gwdihw's long-established boutique folk night Folk in the Owl's Nest. Bringing gorgeous acoustic arrangements, captivating melodies and delicately thought out storytelling, we showcase local and far away talent in our cosy front room for your pleasure. Bringing the eclectic summer herd of The Floral Wham Trams in June, we can't wait to see the 7 piece stringed-folk of the delicate, multi-layered melodies that mix with world-infused rhythms and full on festival-folk to bring an intricate yet exciting summer stage vibes at FITON! Come see their 'Circus Folk' alongside Ambergris, Ellie Makes Music & Mara Simpson on June 3rd. THE FLORAL WHAM TRAMS - https://www.facebook.com/thefloralwhamtrams AMBERGRIS - https://www.facebook.com/ambergrismusic ELLIE MAKES MUSIC - https://www.facebook.com/elliemakesmusic MARA SIMPSON - https://www.facebook.com/marasimpsonmusic

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Eleven Magpies

on Wed, 3 Jun 2015 at Bedminster El Rincon 7:30pm

Eleven Magpies is a stunning new acoustic quartet featuring the compositions of Bristol-based multi-instrumentalist Ian Ross. All four musicians have worked with Cornwall's legendary Kneehigh Theatre Company. Tonight they'll be launching their self-titled debut album. Alex Vann - mandolin, Elizabeth Westcott - violin, Ian Ross - guitar, James Gow - cello.

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Slaid Cleaves

on Thu, 4 Jun 2015 at Leyland Fox Lane Sports Club Doors open at 7.30pm

Having spent most of his early years in Maine, 1991 saw Slaid Cleaves move to Austin in Texas as the area became a hot bed of song writing. The following year, he was a winner of the prestigious New Folk competition at the Kerrville Folk Festival - a coveted award previously given to such artists as Nanci Griffith, Robert Earl Keen and Steve Earle. In 2000, Cleaves had an Americana charts hit with his album 'Broke Down' - the title track was co-written with his childhood friend Rod Picott. Since then, he's released a series of acclaimed albums and this is a welcome return to appear at one of our benefits. More info at www.mrkite.org

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Polly And The Billets Doux

on Thu, 4 Jun 2015 at Cardiff Dempseys 8pm

Fizzi & BlueBox present Polly & The Billets Doux plus support from Firewoodisland Little Arrow Duo Long For The Coast Thurs 4th June 2015 Four Bars at Dempseys 8pm / 18+ / £6adv from SeeTickets.com WeGotTickets.com Spillers Records Dempseys Afterdark.co POLLY AND THE BILLETS DOUX are something brilliantly different. Known for their flawless and energy-filled live performances, the genre-defying quartet Polly and the Billets Doux boast a genius blend of Folk, Pop, Rock N' Roll, Soul, Country, Blues and even Gospel. They have a solid reputation and extensive history of headline tours up and down the country; from Ullapool to Brighton, and almost everywhere in between. Their debut album Fiction, Half-Truths and Downright Lies had them topping many 'ones to watch' lists back in 2010, and the buzz hasn't stopped since. That same year, they reached number 21 on the BBC Radio 1 Indie Charts and were invited to do sessions with BBC 6 Music's Cerys Matthews and BBC Radio 4's Loose Ends. www.pollyandthebilletsdoux.co.uk www.twitter.com/pollybdoux www.soundcloud.com/pollyandthebilletsdoux www.youtube.com/pollybilletsdoux FIREWOODISLAND Lets go on a ramble, loosen the 'chords' of the ordinary and set foot into the rustic sound of Celtic Viking Music. Expect uplifting tunes, joyful skipping, mesmerizing stories, enchanting anthems and an exciting fusion of unusual instruments. Creativity and artistry are the campfire they dance around. They are family; they are Firewoodisland! www.firewoodisland.com LITTLE ARROW Once upon a time, on the edge of the world, one man had a dream to record his songs of hope surrounded by lovely people from all walks of life...what Will ended up with was two lost midland souls in Dickie and Ben, a mad german sound genius named jens and a lovely cottage with wires that made us sound good. Many people visited this cottage to grace it with their sounds of joy, Margaret Hughes, Daisy Haran and Steven Linehan providing their vocal prowress. Over the course of 9 months little arrow was born and music masks and poems recorded (available for purchase). Now with the addition of Dan to bang some drums we've decided to share our music through the medium of live performance. www.littlearrow.co.uk LONG FOR THE COAST Long For The Coast are a Bristol-based acoustic duo who really fancy each other and sing about their friends, skateboarding, the state of the world and ice-cream vanz. Inspired by artists such as Against Me, Tom Waits, The Gaslight Anthem and Sufjan Stevens, they hope that the sincerity of their lyrics might help to promote a culture of openness and social acceptance.

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Goat Roper Rodeo

on Thu, 4 Jun 2015 at Bangor Blue Sky Cafe Doors from 7:00PM Music begins 8:00PM

Cosmic Country Blues from Goat Roper Rodeo, who have been nominated for "Best Live Act" by Spiral Earth. "Wonderfully executed acoustic country blues with two guitars, a double bass and plaintive striking harmonies, a musical landscape driven by old timey sensibilities there's a lot to like about the Goat Roper Rodeo Band." (R2 magazine)

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Sean Wheeler & Zander Schloss

on Thu, 4 Jun 2015 at Cardiff The Full Moon 7:30pm

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Mapped Out At The Cavern Presents Rozi Plain

on Thu, 4 Jun 2015 at Liverpool Cavern Club 8pm

Making her Cavern Club debut this June is alternative-folk singer songwriter Rozi Plain. Hotly tipped by The Guardian and BBC 6 Music as 'One to watch', Rozi's beautifully gentle vocals blend perfectly with her soothingly melodic songwriting. Rozi has released 2 albums, performed with Devendra Banhart and KT Tunstall, recorded a 6music session for Lauren Laverne, as well as playing a number of major UK festivals including Green Man and End of the Road. Her much antici[pacte third album 'Friend' is due for release early May and features Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor and Fránçois and the Atlas Mountains. The Cavern Club's Live Lounge is the perfect intimate venue to showcase this beautiful talent. 'Mapped Out' UK tour, run in association with Generator, is an Arts Council funded project that provides a national showcasing platform supporting upcoming artists. Previous tours at the Cavern Club have included The Struts, Boy Jumps Ship, Night Engine and Ramona Flowers. Tickets £6 advance / £8 on door http://roziplain.co.uk/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/df5f0881-aa43-4bf3-8593-4cbb9893b455

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Jam Hot + "americano" Dj Set

on Thu, 4 Jun 2015 at London The Good Ship Doors at 7.00 pm

Jam Hot is the ultimate live music event featuring the performances of some of the hottest acts on the London scene playing Rock, Blues, Reggae... and everything in between. Followed by "Americano" New Kid In Town DJ set (Stray Cats, Hanoi Rocks, Mink DeVille, Clash, Ramones, Blur, Primal Scream, Fat Boy Slim and more...)

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Matt Pound & Lt. Leek

on Thu, 4 Jun 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ A folk outfit from Tunbridge Wells whose songs embrace both American and British styles, combining them with an indie-inspired sensibility. Intelligent songwriting meets sensitive arrangement and skilful instrumentalism for the band, whose motto is 'if it doesn't hurt your hand, it's not worth playing'.

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Rebetiko Workshop - Pre-war Rebetiko Music Theory And Performance Workshop With Evgenios Voulgari

on Thu, 4 Jun 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 6pm

Rebetiko Workshop: Pre-war Rebetiko Music Theory and Performance Workshop with Evgenios Voulgaris Evgenios Voulgaris will give a class on the presentation and analysis of the pre-war Rebetiko musical idiom and its performance techniques. The workshop will focus on the melodic aspect of Rebetiko and is open to instrumentalists (Oud, Bouzouki, Guitar, Violin etc) as well as vocalists. Doors open 6pm. The workshop begins at 6.30pm.

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Rebetiko Workshop - Pre-war Rebetiko Music Theory And Performance Workshop With Evgenios Voulgari

on Thu, 4 Jun 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 6pm

Rebetiko Workshop: Pre-war Rebetiko Music Theory and Performance Workshop with Evgenios Voulgaris Evgenios Voulgaris will give a class on the presentation and analysis of the pre-war Rebetiko musical idiom and its performance techniques. The workshop will focus on the melodic aspect of Rebetiko and is open to instrumentalists (Oud, Bouzouki, Guitar, Violin etc) as well as vocalists. Doors open 6pm. The workshop begins at 6.30pm.

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Indigo Kid Album Launch + Dudley Phillips

on Thu, 4 Jun 2015 at London Vortex 8:00pm

Dan Messore, Tim Harries, Martin France, Iain Ballamy. A stellar band launching Dan's new album on Babel. Support from Dudley Phillips playing a solo bass set.

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Small Houses

on Thu, 4 Jun 2015 at London The Finsbury 7:30pm

Quentin refuses to sleep sometimes, unable to rest on any complacency when it comes to what we find value in. he knows beauty and he knows sadness and it puts them into the same vase. Daytrotter [Small Houses] resonates with an affinity for other songwriters including Gillian Welch, Ryan Adams, and Jeff Tweedy, but is not solely defined by them Brittany Joyce; PASTE Magazine Small Houses', Revel proves that Jeremy Quentin will be around for a long time. He's matured as a songwriter and a musician beyond my wildest expectations Andrew Burri; Lucius Small Houses is a Philadelphia, PA-based alternative country project featuring the songs and poems of Flint, MI-native Jeremy Quentin. Artfully crafted with finger-style guitar and softly sung melodies, the bars of his new album Still Talk; Second City describe the people, the love, and the homes of Quentin's life. Still Talk; Second City is the result of a one yearlong effort, borne of the exhaustion from too much time spent moving. Prompted to flee to Atlanta with the intent of an indefinite stay, Quentin's eight months of living and recording was funded by various odd jobs and sleeping in the car anything to keep the project alive. All-night restaurants and friends' homes were among the venues where he recalled the memories of the hometown suburbs that suffuse the album, while shades of influence from poets like James Wright, Jim Harrison, and Seamus Heaney hover like weighty ghosts in the background. Featuring guest appearances by artists including Mike Brenner (Magnolia Electric Co., Songs:Ohia), Samantha Crain, Erin Rae (The Meanwhiles), and John Davey, Still Talk; Second City celebrates the survival of winning out of the worst and the longest time and the drive to create a home outside of the one we already had (I want something better, mean weather, revelier South, Southern). Other songs struggle with the want and need to leave, but reveal the need missing, or withheld (I hear you're lucky on me, honest, and torn to beat up my 99′′ Staggers and Rise). Still Talk eavesdrops on imagined conversations, wished for but never had: I want to make my real life static, real life when it's worth, braided veins and a headlight coming, and a real list of words saying, 'your mom and I still talk'. Damon Moon, the album's producer and engineer, was inspired by the recording style of creators like Richard Swift (Foxygen, Tennis, Damien Jurado) and Roy Halee (Simon & Garfunkel, The Byrds), and took a hand in helping to write and serve as a sounding board across one of his most involved efforts to date.

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Monsieur Doumani & Gisela João

on Thu, 4 Jun 2015 at London Kings Place 8:00pm

Monsieur Doumani are a dynamic trio playing original and traditional Cypriot music with a twist. Featuring Antonis Antoniou on tzouras (small bouzouki), Angelos Ionas on guitar and Demetris Yiasemides on winds, they combine impressive musicianship with humour and panache. 2013's album Grippy Grappa was a Songlines favourite and their new album Sikoses arrives in the spring. Gisela João, aged 30, is the new fado singer now making waves in Portugal. She released her debut album in the summer of 2013 and it went straight to No. 1 in the national charts extremely rare for a fado record. Her music is raw and authentic. 'I'm very intense and I believe that real fado is that way too,' she says. 'It's very extreme.' In her UK debut, you can expect traditional fado at its best.

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11th Wirral Folk Festival (formerly Wirral Folk On The Coast)

on Fri, 5 Jun 2015 at Ellesmere Port Whitby Sports & Social Club 7-30pm onwards

Sunday Evening Headline: FAIRPORT CONVENTION MAIN HALL CONCERTS: Friday Evening from 7.15pm: Anna Shannon, Kieran Goss, Elbow Jane, Simply Dylan John O'Connell Band Saturday Afternoon from 1.00pm: Fiddlestone, Eilidh Grant, Sunjay Brayne, Drop the Floor, The Houghton Weavers Saturday Evening from 8.00pm: Other Roads, Richard Digance, Cara Dillon Band Sunday Afternoon from 1.00pm: Kim Lowings & the Greenwood, Harvey Andrews, Urban Folk Quartet, Chris While & Julie Mathews Sunday Evening from 7.30pm: Merry Hell, Reg Meuross, Blackbeard's Tea Party, Fairport Convention OTHER ARTISTES & EVENTS: Alterego, Andy Lebb & Dave Clark, Brian Lupton, Calico, Celtic Knot, Colleen Cavell, Dave Russell, Dawn Beth & Alan Hesford, Gordon Morris, Graham Bellinger, Greasby Ukuleles, Gypsy John Warburton, Ian Campbell, Jill & Terry Jobson, Jess Vincent, Joe Johnson, John O'Connell & James Meall, Mel Barratt, Richard Moss, The Cheesecutters, The Marrowbones, Virginia Kettle, Vintage Rockers & the Rockettes, Vocal Point, Wilcox/Hulse. Mini-Concerts, Open Mic sessions, Chances to Meet (performers), Folk Club concerts, Late Night Extras, Singarounds, Singers & Musicians sessions, Skiffle, Ukulele and Irish Music Jam sessions, Water colour demonstration. Workshops including:- Ukulele, Songwriting, Guitar, Harmonica, Poetry. Storytelling, Morris dance displays, Craft Fair. *Anyone wishing to book free tickets for children under 11 will need to ring our Box Office (0151-678-9902) and book them separately NB: They are not available for Afternoon or Evening sessions.*

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Simpson, Cutting & Kerr

on Fri, 5 Jun 2015 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors 7pm, show starts 8pm

Comprising three of Britain's finest musicians and interpreters of songs and tunes, each member of this trio is an acknowledged virtuoso in their own right. Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting and Nancy Kerr have come together for the joy of playing and exploring the possibilities of music together, after appearing together on stages in various combinations over recent years and thoroughly enjoying it! Nancy Kerr has been a major part of the acoustic music scene since she was a teenager and has always been a distinctive and impressive talent, turning heads everywhere she's played or sung. She is currently part of an award winning duo with her husband, James Fagan, and also one quarter of the Melrose Quartet and a key member of The Full English band, both nominated for BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2014. Nancy has previously been nominated for the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Original Song, acknowledging her superb song-writing skills. She is a multi-instrumentalist of rare and astonishing talent as well a beautiful and joyful singer. She is one of the shining stars in the British music firmament and going from strength to strength with every new challenge she takes on. Andy Cutting is an extraordinary musician. A master of the diatonic accordion and most other squeezeboxes, he is a superbly sensitive accompanist, a writer of beautiful and thrilling tunes, a highly in-demand band member and a sublime solo performer. His list of recording credits and sessions reads like a Who's Who of acoustic music both in the UK and abroad, and he has played live with The Who, Roger Daltry and Sting, amongst others. Along with other young players in the 80s/90s, he helped change the face of British folk music; his work in a duo with Chris Wood and as a member of the mighty, Blowzabella, helped popularise French-Canadian and European music both here and abroad. Andy has toured extensively in the past with Martin Simpson, who always says that playing music with Andy Cutting is his favourite thing to do. Martin Simpson is a multi-award winning musician, singer and songwriter who has worked with Bonnie Raitt, Richard Hawley, Jackson Brown, June Tabor, Richard Thompson and many more, as well as being a world-renowned performer in his own right. He was a notable virtuoso in his early teens and his partnership with June Tabor in the 70s and 80s brought him to the attention of a much wider audience and led to him being courted by the world of rock and roll, which he sidestepped. Twenty years living in the USA exposed him to a whole range of music, which he absorbed like a sponge, and since living back in the UK he has gone from strength to strength. He has often said that playing music with likes of Andy and Nancy makes him a better player and in this trio he will be mainly playing guitars and banjos, singing and grinning from ear to ear.

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The Churchfitters / Rnli Lymington 50th Anniversary Concert

on Fri, 5 Jun 2015 at Lymington St Thomas' Church Doors at 7pm / Concert starts at 7:45pm

The CHURCHFITTERS play for the RNLI Lymington 50th Anniversary Concert.

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Polly And The Billets Doux

on Fri, 5 Jun 2015 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

a harmonious blend of folk, soul, country and gospel The Sunday Times an eclectic and inspired musical blend The Guardian Polly and the Billets Doux are something brilliantly different. Known for their flawless and energy-filled live performances, the genre-defying quartet Polly and the Billets Doux boast a genius blend of Folk, Pop, Rock N' Roll, Soul, Country, Blues and even Gospel. They have a solid reputation and extensive history of headline tours up and down the country; from Ullapool to Brighton, and almost everywhere in between. Their debut album Fiction, Half-Truths and Downright Lies had them topping many 'ones to watch' lists back in 2010, and the buzz hasn't stopped since. That same year, they reached number 21 on the BBC Radio 1 Indie Charts and were invited to do sessions with BBC 6 Music's Cerys Matthews and BBC Radio 4's Loose Ends. Support slots with Stornoway, Fun Lovin' Criminals and Ellen and the Escapades have seen the band bring their music to increasingly wider audiences across the country whilst remaining festival favourites at many UK festivals including Glastonbury, Loopallu, The Big Chill, Secret Garden Party, Larmer Tree and Cambridge Folk Festival. Between 2010 and 2012, Polly and the Billets Doux have embarked on eight headline tours of the UK and three busy festival seasons, stopping just long enough to write, record and release their latest Hold Fast EP in summer 2012, which gained great reviews from BBC 6 Music and much of the blogosphere including Folk Radio UK, For Folk's Sake, The Line of Best Fit and The Blue Walrus. This latest collection of material perfectly demonstrates Polly's beautiful gospel-inspired voice and the band's truly original sound. 2014 sees Polly and the Billets Doux touring their eagerly awaited second album, touring the country extensively and firmly maintaining their reputation as one of the hottest festival tickets of recent times. It's going to be a big year for this vibrant, exciting and hugely promising band. "Polly And The Billets Doux deliver a twee sort of nostalgia (all upright bass and brushed snares)...it falls inside the right end of the Imelda May/Fairground Attraction spectrum" The Independent From hot rocking thrills, to jazzy splendour to country darkness, the musical brief of Polly and the Billets Doux seems to be, if it sounds and feels good, go for it! The Daily Mirror

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O'hooley & Tidow

on Fri, 5 Jun 2015 at Leicester The Guildhall Doors at 7.15pm

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The Songs Of Nick Drake - Keith James

on Fri, 5 Jun 2015 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette doors 7pm

THE SONGS OF NICK DRAKE CONCERT TOUR 2015 Nick Drake is the most revered and truly loved of all of this Country's singer/songwriters. He recorded three cherished Albums between 1969 and 1972 but was almost entirely unknown in his day. After his tragic death in 1974 aged only 26 his music almost disappeared into obscurity. Now, thanks to a massive resurgence of interest on a worldwide scale, re-evaluating his Life and his genius, Nick Drake has become a National treasure. An important book Remembered for a while has just been released, written by his elder Sister, Gabrielle Drake. This expansive volume throws light on many shadowy corners of mystery and supposition. A number of years have now passed since Singer/Guitarist Keith James paralysed the whole Country with his stunningly beautiful series of concerts entitled The Songs of Nick Drake. At the beginning of the project in 2001 he was the first artist ever to bring this immaculate and intriguingly fragile music to Theatres across the UK in its pure, live concert form. The end result was almost a decade of highly acclaimed tours amounting to over 1000 concerts in venues across the UK, Ireland, Holland, France, Italy and Spain including all of Nick's Schools and Colleges - even Glastonbury Festival. This new concert will have, as far as can be possible, a fresh and rewarding set list and will include an interpretation of a Molly Drake composition, a transcription of a poem by William Blake (Nick's greatest influence) and a song by Sixto Rodriguez an unusually similar songwriter from the exact same era, but from a parallel universe. ABOUT KEITH JAMES About me?!? Now there's a thing Not very many years ago, I had no idea that my journey of writing and producing music, would draw me now, toward such a doubtless love of Poetry. I am sure, as a teenager, that I first recognised it in the early writing of Paul Simon, Tim Hardin and Bob Dylan, but throughout the strong current of the decades, I admit to have been seduced and sometimes intoxicated by the fashions of music and the ever changing tones of instrumentation and embellishment. During my years spent as a studio sound engineer and record producer, I began to appreciate the huge difference between artistic endeavour that is centred around both emotional and poetic worth and that which is not; perhaps just somehow derivative or over -worked some of my own included. Sometimes I have an 'endless apprentice' feeling about my own writing and recording I guess that we all do the best we possibly can at that moment in the history of our development with the knowledge and the influence that we have digested thus far.. My first moment of emotional upheaval was when I fully absorbed the music of Nick Drake. This was paramount and life changing! The fact that I then pursued a huge project of performing his exceptional music in a live concert context was not so much a decision, more a ' I can't not do this'. At a mid-point, during what was to become over 1000 concerts of Nick Drake's music, I came across by happenstance, the outstanding and extraordinary Poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca, hugely celebrated as Spain's most revered Poet of the 20th century and widely regarded as a writer who uses romantic, surreal and abstract form throughout his extensive body of work. He is nothing but genius! I visited Granada and the villages of Andalucía on a number of trips to research his haunts and his Life. Together with Bassist Rick Foot, we produced two very well received Albums, setting his Poetry to music; one mostly of his celebrated book Romancero gitano 'Gypsy Ballads' 1924 - 1927 and the second from his very expansive and somewhat challenging book 'Poet in New York' 1929 - 1930 By this point I was entirely hooked, both on the importance of strong and emotionally descriptive prose in the context of a song, but also the fact that I should then be faced with taking a retrospective journey across the past 3 or 4 decades of my own love of music.. I think I had to resolve what it always was that I felt.. This was a peculiar space travel back through popular music and its various foundations and side issues. Joan Miro 1925 Thus I now have a greater understanding of myself and what it is that defines my sense of purpose in music. Over the past few years I have continued to tour the UK with various concerts, the current tour which is giving me huge satisfaction to perform and seems to be consistently well received is that of the work of Leonard Cohen. Tickets £15 in advance or £17 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette. Contact mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com for further information. Mix of seating (LIMITED) and standing. Doors 7pm. Support ( if arranged) around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. We have an drinks licence. Real & Craft Ales, Lagers, Wines. Ciders and Spirits will be served along with Ouseburn Coffee Company Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and of course posh soft drinks. Facebook - Launderette Sessions Twitter - @LaunderetteSess Instagram - Launderette_Sessions Trip Advisor Events at Old Cinema Launderette (Durham)

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John Otway

on Fri, 5 Jun 2015 at Southampton The Talking Heads Doors at 7.30pm

John first achieved notoriety with his eye-watering performance on Old Grey Whistle Test and subsequent hit single 'Really Free' in 1977.

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King Size Slim - Full Trio Line-up

on Fri, 5 Jun 2015 at Paddock Wood The Olive Stores Music from 8.30pm (Food 7pm)

During a frantic 2014 King Size Slim (aka Toby Barelli) released his first studio album Milk Drunk, managed an incredibly busy gig diary (including 27 shows in just 31 days during August), won the Emerging Artist Award in the British Blues Awards and supported Queen at their televised New Years Eve gig. Other 2014 highlights include collaborations with Steve Finnerty (Alabama 3), support slots for Son of Dave, Heritage Blues Orchestra, and Paul Lamb and the King Snakes, festival appearances at Love Supreme, Celebration Days (France), Gloucester Blues Festival plus a whole heap of radio play and media support across the UK and Europe! The big warm tones from his resonator guitar along with a powerful and direct vocal delivery are his trademarks. Add rolling grooves, multi-layers of percussion, harmonica, hand-claps, foot stomps, even sweeping brooms and pots and pans... a live performer and song-writer steeped in a world of music that is fully conscious of its roots but at the same time has a new story to tell. King Size Slim delivers a collection of songs that have an earthy warmth and reality. At the Olive Stores, Toby will be playing with the full King Size Slim Trio. Meal and music tickets are available from the venue on 01622 871006 at £24.95. Please note that tickets available here are for the gig only!

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Na-mara

on Fri, 5 Jun 2015 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing Bar opens at 6.30 pm, doors at 7.30 pm

na-mara are a Hertfordshire duo who specialise in Celtic music in the true sense of the word: Irish, Breton, French, Spanish; all accompanied by guitar, mandolin, mandola which creates an Anglo-Spanish style and feel. In short, everything that could be so wrong, but here is perfectly pitched and comes out so right. It's almost impossible to categorise musically, other than with a generic Good stuff!...The Living Tradition After playing together on and off for a few years previously, Rob Garcia and Paul McNamara came together to form the na-mara duo in 2006. Described as "elegant and skilled musicians" (Folk London), they have broadcast on BBC Radio, and have performed at clubs and festivals across the UK, France and Spain. They perform traditional songs and music from the British Isles alongside their own songs and tunes, together with traditional songs from France and Quebec which they translate into English, and a wide variety of tunes from all corners of the Celtic diaspora, in particular Asturias, Galicia, Brittany and northern France. Although born in London, Rob is of Spanish descent; his parents arrived in the UK as child refugees from the Spanish Civil War in 1937, an event that informs much of their music. As close friends of the International Brigade Memorial Trust, they have performed their own songs about the Spanish Civil War at numerous events commemorating the commitment of the many Britons who went to fight fascism in Spain in the 1930s. Spiral Earth said of na-mara that "they turn an austere sound into an elegant one with their voices displaying the required authority for such subjects. Punctuated with more epic dramas, their album [The Bite] is an education and a delight. A quote from Rock & Reel Magazine best summarises their live performances " continuity comes in the form of the quality of storytelling; and that's what na-mara do best: tell stories to which you can't but listen And where does the name come from you may ask? Not an ego trip on the part of Paul, as may be imagined, 'na-mara' is actually Gaelic for 'the sea' an ever-changing landscape, always moving and rolling, suffused with great power and yet replete with gentle rhythm. A perfect description of the music of na-mara.

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Martyn Joseph

on Fri, 5 Jun 2015 at Hebden Bridge Wadsworth Community Centre Doors 7.00pm - Show 8.00pm

Martyn Joseph is a powerful singer and songwriter gifted with the rare ability to speak to the soul with his expressive and poignant lyrics. With a career spanning 30 years, 32 albums, over a half a million record sales and thousands of live performances, the versatility of his music touches genres of folk, rock, soul, folk funk and Americana, yet somehow all these labels cannot define the spirit of his music. Compared to Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews, he has created his own style and reputation as a mesmerising live performer. A unique talent driven by passion, social awareness and love for his trade, his music manages to empower and speak for the many. Martyn was awarded Best Male Artist at the 2004 BBC Welsh Music Awards and in 2012 his song There's Always Maybe won the best folk song category in the World Independent Music Awards. In addition to his 5 top 50 UK hits, the importance of his work has been recognised by programmes such as BBC 2's prime time series on Singer/Songwriters. Social justice has an essential presence throughout his music, which has been recognised with various humanitarian awards and plaudits. Concerned with making music that is relevant and vital to his audience, he engages with challenging narratives tackling the complexity of the human condition underpinned with a promise of hope. In his own words Really what I do is to try and write songs that might step up and make some sense of a moment in time. A good song makes you feel like you're not alone in the world. Songs For The Coming Home, his most recent self-penned studio album, is filled with snap shots and images from his personal journey. At the heart of this record is the notion that we are always striving to return. Returning to a place of solace, understanding, compassion, a place of justice, mercy and peace. That despite the carnage around us we can still save the day. Upon the release of the album BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris said Martyn is one of our most intelligent writers. He gets better and better. Described as a cinematic journey through continents via his trademark 'one take', up close sound with stunning instrumentation, Songs For The Coming Home resonates with raw performance. Incorporating this element of live presentation into the recording process, preserves the spirit of this charismatic live solo performer. In 2013 Martyn released a CD of Bruce Springsteen songs, to great public and critical acclaim, with the glowing endorsement of Dave Marsh, acclaimed American music critic and official Springsteen biographer. 2014 saw him take the spirit of his music onto a more practical footing with the launch of his "Let Yourself Trust", a not-for-profit organisation which aims to make a small difference out of great love and commitment by challenging injustice wherever it's found, educating via advocacy, campaigning for human rights, and raising issues that have been forgotten or ignored via fundraising initiatives, thus bringing about greater awareness for beautiful people in powerless situations He has won the love of audiences from USA to Europe through an impressive number of live dates, and has previously toured with the likes of Art Garfunkel, Jools Holland, Ani DiFranco, Suzanne Vega, Mike and The Mechanics, Joan Armatrading, Celine Dion and Shirley Bassey. He is hailed as a raconteur weaving tales on topical concerns, as well as stories on the fragility of love, with a magical ability to reach out to his listeners through his passion and humour. Stunning reviews single him out as an unmissable solo performer whose music stays with you long after the show has ended. Martyn Joseph. A unique talent driven by passion and love for his trade, continues to write, sing and play from the heart. It's a road he's been travelling for most of his life and, as he often tells his audience, 'you keep turning up and so will I.' Stunning, heartfelt music Bob Harris BBC Radio 2, October 2013 Springsteen-indebted Americana, suspended folk chords glistening beneath troubadour tales, his lyrical eloquence still inspired almost 30 years on from his debut MOJO One of the most charismatic and electrifying performers in Britain todaytough and passionate 
Tom Robinson BBC 6 music One of acoustic music's most original voices, and most forward looking of his generation of singer/songwriters
 Q Magazine A profound experience
 The Boston Globe Songs of social commentary as much as love, with a rootsy sensibility
 Time Out Written with craft, performed with passion
 Financial Times He is one of our most intelligent writers. He gets better and better like the finest of wines Bob Harris BBC Radio 2 Britain`s best kept secreta challenging songwriter and a compelling courageous live performer MoJo 4* review

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Ceilidh - Valiant Dance Band

on Fri, 5 Jun 2015 at Stowmarket John Peel Centre for Creative Arts Doors 7:30pm

Come and 'Swing Your Partner', 'Dosey Do' and 'Strip the Willow' to a distinctive new English Ceilidh Band from the Eastern Counties. With dance instructions from an exuberant young caller who is currently creating waves on the national folk festival scene

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Ben Maggs

on Fri, 5 Jun 2015 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop Doors at 7.00pm

Ben Maggs "I honestly believe one of the best feelings in life is when you hear a great track for the first time. With Ben's music, every play feels like the first listen. Raw, beautiful and timeless." Claire Carter - BBC Radio Gloucestershire Audiences, venues and festival organisers alike describe Ben Maggs' performances as "mesmerising" and "spell binding", commenting on how he holds the audience in the palm of his hands throughout his sets. It is very true to say there is something very magical and magnetic about Ben, in every regard. Simply put, beyond the undeniably high quality of his songwriting, guitar and vocal performance, Ben Maggs really entertains. His new album sings of Ben's evolution, with his unique style, lyrics and melodies beautifully reflecting his life's adventures and experiences. Many of the songs on the album have been inspired by his adventures around the British Isles, especially the dramatic wilderness coastline of the West Highlands and Islands of Scotland, his Grandfather's Welsh homeland and also Ben's native Cotswolds. Some songs speak of his experiences on gently undulating Cotswold walks of day and dusk and night; others of violent cabin and shoreline battering West Highland storms; nomadic weeks with his car as his bedroom and the sea as his bath, with no plan, precious little clean underwear and little more than a car and guitar, writing on beaches and atop cliffs, drawn onward inspired by the wonderful folks he met along the way; haunting shadowed nights in an ancient blackhouse wrapped by the unforgiving Cuillin ridge on the Isle of Skye; 17 hour car and ferry journeys to write and play in remote island wilderness, beneath golden eagle wings, under brilliant moons and the green glowing dance of the northern lights; some of the silent reflection of nowhere in particular. All of Ben's songs are written and performed with authenticity and integrity, from the landscape of Ben's heart, singing of the experiences of a man who feels and expresses profoundly and exquisitely. His songs cannot fail to touch you; your heart cannot fail to open when you hear them. With Ben's genuine warmth and absolutely "nothing held back" performance, with his beautifully expressive vocals and melodic lyricism carried exquisitely by resonant acoustic guitar - you can expect nothing less than the full and free expression of the heart and soul of this talented troubadour, live or recorded. "Ben Maggs is one of the best singer/songwriters to come out of the West Country in ages...a true troubadour who defies the confines of genre classification. His trademark acoustic guitar lays down the bedrock for a truly unique plaintive vocal style that simply oozes pathos and emotion. Mark the day you first hear Ben as being a very special one indeed!" John Drummond, Promoter, Brewery Blues http://www.benmaggsmusic.co.uk/ Rob Halligan Described by the BBC as "Bruce Springsteen having English tea with Billy Bragg" award winning recording artist and songwriter Rob Halligan started life in a school punk band in Worthing. 10 years after the release of his first studio album, Halligan has toured extensively, won awards, great reviews and radio airplay. 2014 sees the release of his 'live' DVD and a new studio album, 'Love Come Down'. Some people say you could write a book about their life but with Rob you know it would be a book you couldn't put down. From living on the streets as a teenager to travelling the world, Rob's songs draw from the stories and experiences that create a natural connection with his listeners time and time again. Love Come Down is classic Rob 'stuff' with stories, songs, and sentiments that are easily taken hold of. Recorded at the Foundry Music Lab with Graeme Duffin and Sandy Jones (Wet Wet Wet, J.J. Gilmore) the musicianship is sublime and the hooks in this collection of songs is evidence of a top class songsmith. After a sold-out launch event in Coventry with over 150 people and tracks from the album already played on Radio 2 and 6 music, 2015 is looking busier than ever. Rob is well known for using his music to raise awareness of smaller charities working with some of the most vulnerable people, both at home and abroad. After loosing his father in the events of September 11th 2001 in New York, Rob has used his music to raise over £30k for various charities. "The question remains that why have such artists as Rob never gained the exposure he sorely deserves? He certainly has the quality and talent to succeed; all he needs is that lucky break. " ...Maverick Magazine "Halligan has created a breath-taking collection of songs that deserves to be heard"... Wildey's World Reviews "Rob is producing some of his finest material ever... It's a mystery why he isn't better known" ...R2 Magazine www.robhalligan.co.uk Rob Halligan - 8pm Ben Maggs - 9pm

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The Hot Seats

on Fri, 5 Jun 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A band that has appeared at just about every major festival in the UK, Virginian livewires The Hot Seats, return to these shores for their seventh tour here. Major crowd-pleasers, they have wowed events such as Celtic Connections, HebCeltFest, Shetland Folk Festival and Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where they picked up the biggest accolade possible - a Herald Angel - for their outstanding contribution to the event following a sell-out run at The Famous Spiegeltent. Their fiery brand on blistering Appalachian old-time mixed with left of centre bluegrass and a sprinkling of their own compositions has won fans around the world. It happens every time they hit the stage. Their original music is simultaneously hard to classify and instantly identifiable, combining the virtuosic soloing and tightness of bluegrass, the band-driven rhythm of old time, the jerky bounce of ragtime, and the swagger of good old rock and roll. Astounding R2 (Rock 'n' Reel) magazine Old-time music with attitude The Washington Post They're brilliant Maverick magazine Sensational The Herald (Scotland)

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Charlie Dore & Julian Littman

on Fri, 5 Jun 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, Doors 7.30pm

With the iconic hit song "Pilot of the Airwaves" back in the day Charlie and Julian have never stopped touring and play great music and great songs. www.charliedore.com

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Charlie Dore & Julian Littman

on Fri, 5 Jun 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, Doors 7.30pm

With the iconic hit song "Pilot of the Airwaves" back in the day Charlie and Julian have never stopped touring and play great music and great songs. www.charliedore.com

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Mayor And James

on Fri, 5 Jun 2015 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 7.30pm

The duo have a special ability to combine a truly diverse array of talents into a hugely entertaining show. Sliding easily from evocative Irish ballad to a mandolin and guitar version of Handel's arrival of the Queen of Sheba interspersed with their own notorious comic songs. 'A witty and captivating mix of folk, swing, blues and classical showstoppers' The Guardian

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Mayor And James

on Fri, 5 Jun 2015 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 7.30pm

The duo have a special ability to combine a truly diverse array of talents into a hugely entertaining show. Sliding easily from evocative Irish ballad to a mandolin and guitar version of Handel's arrival of the Queen of Sheba interspersed with their own notorious comic songs. 'A witty and captivating mix of folk, swing, blues and classical showstoppers' The Guardian

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Heed The Thunder

on Fri, 5 Jun 2015 at Topsham Malt House at The Globe 7:30am

Heed the Thunder are well respected around the Herefordshire folk scene. Releases include "All Those Black Years" (2012) and the "Heed the Thunder & Mark Stevenson" - recorded with Ledbury folk legend Mark Stevenson in 2013. Both these releases have gained critical acclaim, and the new long player "Cokaigne" was officially released in January 2015. Cokaigne has been described as a 'plaintive country tinged epic' with Alex and Kate heralded as 'a Bert Jansch and Jacqui McShee for the modern age'. The album's 'sparkling and crystal clear production' is courtesy of Hieronymous Melchers who has worked with such artists as The Low Anthem and John Grant.

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Helter Skelter Presents Solana + The Swanton Movers

on Fri, 5 Jun 2015 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

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Rayna Gellert

on Fri, 5 Jun 2015 at Hepworth Village Hall 7:30pm

Rayna Gellert (USA) is a renowned old time fiddle player, singer and songwriter. Rayna grew up in a musical family and has spent most of her life immersed in the sounds of rural string band music, heartfelt gospel songs, and old ballads. From 2003 - 2008, Rayna was a member of acclaimed string band Uncle Earl and in recent years has been recording and touring as a solo artist. She's also constantly in demand for collaborations with various luminaries from the worlds of folk, old time and bluegrass. Rayna will be joined on her UK tour by the talented multi-instrumentalist Jeff Keith. Based in North Carolina, Rayna is steeped in the culture of the region and has been a fiddle contest finalist at the fabled Appalachian Stringband Festival (Clifftop) in West Virginia a number of times. Her fiddle albums are widely celebrated in the old-time music community, and she is also a popular and experienced fiddle tutor, having taught at many camps and courses across the USA and Europe. Rayna's musical palette is broad and versatile and she has recorded with musicians in various genres, including Robyn Hitchcock, Sara Watkins, Loudon Wainwright III, John Paul Jones, and Abigail Washburn. UK folk supergroup LAU are fans and have booked Rayna to appear at the LAU-Land event in Bristol this spring. True North Music is delighted to present Rayna Gellert in the intimate surroundings of Hepworth Village Hall, near Holmfirth on the edge of the Peak District. For more info visit: http://www.raynagellert.com/ http://truenorthpromotions.co.uk/

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Duncan Chisholm & Mahsa And Marjan Vahdat

on Fri, 5 Jun 2015 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

Fiddler Duncan Chisholm is one of the busiest people on Scotland's extremely active folk scene, as a regular member of Gaelic singer Julie Fowlis' band, amongst other things. He's a dynamic solo artist whose last three solo albums form the Strathglass Trilogy, inspired by the highland glens which are his family home. Sisters Mahsa and Marjan Vahdat are two brave and inspiring vocalists. Accompanying themselves on plucked setar and frame drum, their voices interweave in a magical web of sound which had the audience transfixed at last year's WOMAD festival. What's all the more remarkable given their international acclaim, is that under Iranian Islamic law they are prohibited from performing publicly at home. They will also do a special Encounters collaboration with Duncan Chisholm.

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Afriquoi

on Fri, 5 Jun 2015 at London Kings Place 9:30pm

Afriquoi are a great African-electro dance band with live vocals, Gambian kora, Congolese guitar, percussion and electronics drawing on dubstep, house and hip hop. They create dance floor friendly music with musicians from Africa, the Caribbean and the UK.

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Geoff Lakeman (solo)

on Sat, 6 Jun 2015 at Minehead Acorn Folk Club 7.30pm for 7.45pm

Geoff Lakeman, who lives on Dartmoor, is an internationally-recognised leading exponent of the rare Crane Duet Concertina. He performs self-penned songs, English, Irish and Scottish folk, and other music as varied as Jimmie Rodgers, Randy Newman, Richard Thompson....and 1920/30's jazz standards. He's the father of a virtual folk dynasty - youngest son is internationally-acclaimed Seth Lakeman. Elder brother is Sean who played in Seth's band and produced his Mercury Music Award, Top Ten, gold and silver albums.Sean and his wife, Yorkshire singer Kathryn Roberts , are the current BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards "Best Duo". Geoff's piano-playing middle son Sam is married to Irish singing sensation Cara Dillon. Their band plays all over the world. geoffreylakeman@btinternet.com

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Geoff Lakeman (solo)

on Sat, 6 Jun 2015 at Minehead Acorn Folk Club 7.30pm for 7.45pm

Geoff Lakeman, who lives on Dartmoor, is an internationally-recognised leading exponent of the rare Crane Duet Concertina. He performs self-penned songs, English, Irish and Scottish folk, and other music as varied as Jimmie Rodgers, Randy Newman, Richard Thompson....and 1920/30's jazz standards. He's the father of a virtual folk dynasty - youngest son is internationally-acclaimed Seth Lakeman. Elder brother is Sean who played in Seth's band and produced his Mercury Music Award, Top Ten, gold and silver albums.Sean and his wife, Yorkshire singer Kathryn Roberts , are the current BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards "Best Duo". Geoff's piano-playing middle son Sam is married to Irish singing sensation Cara Dillon. Their band plays all over the world. geoffreylakeman@btinternet.com

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Gordon Smith All Stars

on Sat, 6 Jun 2015 at London Polish Jazz Cafe POSK Doors: 7:30 pm Music: 8:30 pm

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Charlie Dore (with Julian Littman)

on Sat, 6 Jun 2015 at Water Yeat Village Hall Doors 7:30pm, 8:00pm start

This multi-award-winning artist returns with a new album, Milk Roulette, her unique take on births, marriages and deaths. Described as 'Knowing, worldlytimeless' (The Independent), the show with Julian Littman promises a night of acoustic wizardry, energy and harmony, including her iconic hit Pilot of the Airwaves. Her songs have been covered by George Harrison, Tina Turner and Celine Dion, but her live shows reveal that she keeps the best for herself. Cabaret style seating, no bar, so bring your own drinks!

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Kieran Goss With Special Guest Annie Kinella

on Sat, 6 Jun 2015 at Bow Village Hall 8.00pm (Doors Open 7.30pm)

Kieran Goss is a terrific singer/songwriter from Ireland. With melodies that reflect the influence of such American pop-folk singers such as James Taylor and Paul Simon and Irish singer/songwriters such as Christy Moore, Goss aims at the heart with his poetic lyricism. A former sideman for Elvis Costello, Joe Jackson, Moore and Clannad, Goss has garnered acclaim with three powerful solo albums. Much has been made of Goss's masterful stagecraft in the words of country music legend Don Williams, he has an amazing ability to reach out to his audience and connect with them in a special way.

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Polly And The Billets Doux

on Sat, 6 Jun 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- a harmonious blend of folk, soul, country and gospel The Sunday Times an eclectic and inspired musical blend The Guardian Polly and the Billets Doux are something brilliantly different. Known for their flawless and energy-filled live performances, the genre-defying quartet Polly and the Billets Doux boast a genius blend of Folk, Pop, Rock N' Roll, Soul, Country, Blues and even Gospel. They have a solid reputation and extensive history of headline tours up and down the country; from Ullapool to Brighton, and almost everywhere in between. Polly and the Billets Doux released 2013's 'Head of Steam' EP, which charted at 17 on the Radio 1 Indie Chart followed by their critically acclaimed album which featured in 'The Word' Magazine's Best New Music. Polly and the Billets Doux have also been championed by Bob Harris & Terry Wogan on Radio 2, Tom Robinson on Radio 6 as well as live sessions with Cerys Matthews and'Loose Ends' on Radio 4. The album attracted critical acclaim from The Sunday Times and The Daily Mirror. The last few years have seen major festival appearances including Glastonbury, the Big Chill, The Secret Garden Party, and Cambridge Folk and a Support slot with The Fun loving Criminals. After a well received headline tour of Ireland the band were back on the road shortly after with a new album 'Money Tree' winning great press support inc cover-disc features on UNCUT and R2. This saw the band embark on their longest tour to date including an extensive headline tour of Germany. Their reputation as a formidable force on the stage is spreading quickly. It's going to be a big year for this vibrant, exciting and hugely promising band. www.pollyandthebilletsdoux.co.uk

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Split Whiskers

on Sat, 6 Jun 2015 at Pontypool Borough Blues Club 7:30pm

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Split Whiskers

on Sat, 6 Jun 2015 at Pontypool Borough Blues Club 7:30pm

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Martyn Joseph

on Sat, 6 Jun 2015 at Moulton Carey Baptist Church Doors 7.30pm - Show 8.00pm

Martyn Joseph is a powerful singer and songwriter gifted with the rare ability to speak to the soul with his expressive and poignant lyrics. With a career spanning 30 years, 32 albums, over a half a million record sales and thousands of live performances, the versatility of his music touches genres of folk, rock, soul, folk funk and Americana, yet somehow all these labels cannot define the spirit of his music. Compared to Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews, he has created his own style and reputation as a mesmerising live performer. A unique talent driven by passion, social awareness and love for his trade, his music manages to empower and speak for the many. Martyn was awarded Best Male Artist at the 2004 BBC Welsh Music Awards and in 2012 his song There's Always Maybe won the best folk song category in the World Independent Music Awards. In addition to his 5 top 50 UK hits, the importance of his work has been recognised by programmes such as BBC 2's prime time series on Singer/Songwriters. Social justice has an essential presence throughout his music, which has been recognised with various humanitarian awards and plaudits. Concerned with making music that is relevant and vital to his audience, he engages with challenging narratives tackling the complexity of the human condition underpinned with a promise of hope. In his own words Really what I do is to try and write songs that might step up and make some sense of a moment in time. A good song makes you feel like you're not alone in the world. Songs For The Coming Home, his most recent self-penned studio album, is filled with snap shots and images from his personal journey. At the heart of this record is the notion that we are always striving to return. Returning to a place of solace, understanding, compassion, a place of justice, mercy and peace. That despite the carnage around us we can still save the day. Upon the release of the album BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris said Martyn is one of our most intelligent writers. He gets better and better. Described as a cinematic journey through continents via his trademark 'one take', up close sound with stunning instrumentation, Songs For The Coming Home resonates with raw performance. Incorporating this element of live presentation into the recording process, preserves the spirit of this charismatic live solo performer. In 2013 Martyn released a CD of Bruce Springsteen songs, to great public and critical acclaim, with the glowing endorsement of Dave Marsh, acclaimed American music critic and official Springsteen biographer. 2014 saw him take the spirit of his music onto a more practical footing with the launch of his "Let Yourself Trust", a not-for-profit organisation which aims to make a small difference out of great love and commitment by challenging injustice wherever it's found, educating via advocacy, campaigning for human rights, and raising issues that have been forgotten or ignored via fundraising initiatives, thus bringing about greater awareness for beautiful people in powerless situations He has won the love of audiences from USA to Europe through an impressive number of live dates, and has previously toured with the likes of Art Garfunkel, Jools Holland, Ani DiFranco, Suzanne Vega, Mike and The Mechanics, Joan Armatrading, Celine Dion and Shirley Bassey. He is hailed as a raconteur weaving tales on topical concerns, as well as stories on the fragility of love, with a magical ability to reach out to his listeners through his passion and humour. Stunning reviews single him out as an unmissable solo performer whose music stays with you long after the show has ended. Martyn Joseph. A unique talent driven by passion and love for his trade, continues to write, sing and play from the heart. It's a road he's been travelling for most of his life and, as he often tells his audience, 'you keep turning up and so will I.' Stunning, heartfelt music Bob Harris BBC Radio 2, October 2013 Springsteen-indebted Americana, suspended folk chords glistening beneath troubadour tales, his lyrical eloquence still inspired almost 30 years on from his debut MOJO One of the most charismatic and electrifying performers in Britain todaytough and passionate 
Tom Robinson BBC 6 music One of acoustic music's most original voices, and most forward looking of his generation of singer/songwriters
 Q Magazine A profound experience
 The Boston Globe Songs of social commentary as much as love, with a rootsy sensibility
 Time Out Written with craft, performed with passion
 Financial Times He is one of our most intelligent writers. He gets better and better like the finest of wines Bob Harris BBC Radio 2 Britain`s best kept secreta challenging songwriter and a compelling courageous live performer MoJo 4* review

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Blues Night With Michael Roach

on Sat, 6 Jun 2015 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre Show Starts 8.30pm

Back by popular demand! Michael Roach sings and plays guitar in a style of blues that dates back to the 1920s. With 6 albums to his credit, he is well established worldwide in traditional music circles.

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O'hooley & Tidow

on Sat, 6 Jun 2015 at Osmington Village Hall Doors open 7.30pm for 8pm start

With a personal invitation from Billy Brag to play Glastonbury, sessions on BBC6 Music and Radio 2, a 5* live review and a feature in The Guardian, culminating in a MOJO Folk Album of the Year award for album The Hum, Belinda and Heidi's powerful, deeply moving and at times spine tingling performances are infused with an honesty and empathy that will disarm even the hardest of hearts. And they've just been nominated Best Duo at the Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015!

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Mbonda Ya Africa

on Sat, 6 Jun 2015 at Glasgow The Glad Cafe 7.00pm-9.00pm

A night not to forget with the best of African Folklore story telling and traditional dance presented by Cre8tive International. Key artists are Jerry Boweh and Gina Watupa.

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New Roots Presents: Mishaped Pearls/ May Gibbs

on Sat, 6 Jun 2015 at London The Winemaker's Club Doors 7.00 pm. Music from 8.00 pm

At the forefront of a very exciting new wave of UK folk, six piece Mishaped Pearls most recent album Thamesis' has recieved four star reviews from The Guardian, the Financial Times and the Telegraph, and garnered the highest of praise from Tom Robinson, Mark Radcliffe and Bob Harris, highlights amongst universal acclaim from the press and media. Their adventurous song combination of the ancient and the new finds an echo in their musical make up- dulcimer, bodhran, violin and mandolin mix with acoustic guitar, electric bass and drums, all led by the classically trained mezzo-soprano voice of Manuella Schutte. Their music's roots in tradition expands into progressive folk and rock, eastern modal music and shows elements of contemporary classical influence. May Gibbs is not may Gibbs. May Gibbs is a pseudonym for the wonderfully talented singer and songwriter with a soon to be very successful British band (you'll find them on the soundtrack to this year's biggest, and most controversial, film so far..). She's a writer of beautiful piano based songs, a strikingly original songwriter possessed of a stunning voice of huge range and emotion. As much inspired by the diet of classic, folk, soul and jazz music she was raised on as a taste for hedonism and a love of dance music, lyrically she takes a wide swipe at social issues through the medium of everyday detail. You'll hear echoes of Kate Bush, Bjork, and Martha Wainwright in the background of her songs, but above all else you'll hear the startling sound of a truly exciting new voice in contemporary British music.

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Jake Houlsby Yannina Ep Launch

on Sat, 6 Jun 2015 at Newcastle Upon Tyne St Ann's Church Doors open at 7:00pm

To celebrate the release of his EP, Yannina, Jake Houlsby will perform a very special gig at St Ann's Church in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Support to be announced.

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Tantz @ The Lab

on Sat, 6 Jun 2015 at Northampton The Lab. Doors 8.00pm

Tantz are a heavy modern klezmer band based in Leeds. Bringing to your Club a failsafe fusion of virtuoso instrumentalism, smart-alec arrangements and all manner of pulse-grabbing grooves that turn on a sixpence and keep you on your toes! A serious, serious night of dancing and music not to be missed....

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The Slow Drag Blues Dance

on Sat, 6 Jun 2015 at London The Bamboo Lounge at Fontaines 8:00pm

The Slow Drag Blues Dance brings the sultry atmosphere of a humid New Orleans night back to The Bamboo Lounge. Located in a lush basement hideaway below Stoke Newington's premier Art Deco cocktail bar, this night gives you the chance to get close with someone you fancy to dance, sway and if the mood takes you, grind away to feverish mid-century rhythms - steamy blues, smoky jazz, sexy soul and sleazy rock'n'roll. To start the evening, London Swing Dance Society will be running a Blues Dance class from 8-9pm for £10, which includes entry. Then, till the wee hours, playing sultry sounds from original 45rpm records, will be a perfect pair of steamy dance song selectors: NTS Radio regulars, DJ Diddy Wah and Dr. Krugar, and The Teamsters' main rhythm & beat man, Wingo.

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The Slow Drag Blues Dance

on Sat, 6 Jun 2015 at London The Bamboo Lounge at Fontaines 8:00pm

The Slow Drag Blues Dance brings the sultry atmosphere of a humid New Orleans night back to The Bamboo Lounge. Located in a lush basement hideaway below Stoke Newington's premier Art Deco cocktail bar, this night gives you the chance to get close with someone you fancy to dance, sway and if the mood takes you, grind away to feverish mid-century rhythms - steamy blues, smoky jazz, sexy soul and sleazy rock'n'roll. To start the evening, London Swing Dance Society will be running a Blues Dance class from 8-9pm for £10, which includes entry. Then, till the wee hours, playing sultry sounds from original 45rpm records, will be a perfect pair of steamy dance song selectors: NTS Radio regulars, DJ Diddy Wah and Dr. Krugar, and The Teamsters' main rhythm & beat man, Wingo.

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The Coutesans

on Sat, 6 Jun 2015 at Consett The Club That Rocks 8:00pm

Fantastic all girl rock band .not to be missed

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The Coutesans

on Sat, 6 Jun 2015 at Consett The Club That Rocks 8:00pm

Fantastic all girl rock band .not to be missed

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Tarantella Beats Presents Amaraterra

on Sat, 6 Jun 2015 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

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Shikor Bangladesh All Stars & Lokkhi Terra

on Sat, 6 Jun 2015 at London Kings Place 7:30pm

The Shikor Bangladesh All Stars features seven of the country's best traditional musicians. There's folk singer Baby Akhtar, a specialist in songs from all over the country, spectacular dhol drummer Nazrul Islam and the maestro of Baul music Rob Fakir, who lives near the shrine of the most celebrated (19th C) Baul poet Lalon Fakir. For the first time in the UK, the All Stars will present a vivid sample of the country's vibrant folk heritage. In the second part, the Shikor Bangladesh All Stars will join London's superb Anglo-Bangladeshi Afrobeat Latin group Lokkhi Terra, with pianist Kishon Khan and vocalists Sohini Alam and Aanon Siddiqua, to bring Songlines Encounters 2015 to a rousing conclusion.

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The Coach House Company And The Old Dance School

on Sun, 7 Jun 2015 at London Bush Hall Doors open 7:30pm, Live Music Starts 8:00pm

Since their formation at university in late 2010, five-piece folk band The Coach House Company are rapidly becoming known for their uplifting and wholesome sound through dynamic live performances in London and Cambridge. Inspired by the folk heritage of the British Isles, the band fuses traditional jigs, reels and folksongs with rich harmonies, instrumental virtuosity and compelling upbeat rhythms to create a unique folk expression. Original compositions and arrangements form the core of the band's repertoire, which is also infused with influences from the classical and jazz domains. The band is made up of Maya Amin-Smith (vocals/violin/mandolin), Patrick Milne (vocals/guitar), Héloïse Werner (vocals/cello), Marianne Schofield (vocals/double bass) and Colin Danskin (vocals/trumpet). The Coach House Company have recently performed at, amongst others, Ronnie Scott's, Cecil Sharp House, Green Note, London Folk Festival, Wilderness Festival, Jamboree and the ADC Theatre in Cambridge, where they were described as 'musically excellent' in a five-star review from Varsity. 2014 saw the launch of the band's debut EP at Cecil Sharp House. refreshing and uplifting () one to watch out for Folk Radio UK There are times when you hear a record and recognise that the musicians involved are revelling in the experience just as much as their audience. Listening to The Coach House Company EP is one of those. Bright Young Folk Influences come thick and fast from the traditional folk core of jigs, reels, song and beyond into jazz and classical, while the vocal harmonies add a most impressive aspect to this collection. Bright Young Folk The Old Dance School's expansive landscapes of ear-bending contemporary folk place them as true innovators of the genre. Duelling fiddles, soaring brass crescendos, and irresistible grooves, their live show charts their remarkable journey from ballet school basement jam sessions and cowshed rehearsals, to remote lighthouses, to headline appearances at international festivals. The Old Dance School takes it's name from the old Betty Fox School of Ballet in Birmingham, then legendary jam session venue, where the band first formed in 2007. Championed by BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris, the septet's provocative songs and cinematic sound has received plaudits throughout the country, from press and audiences alike, including Songlines Top Of The World 2010, and The Scotsman's Album of the Year. The seven members of The Old Dance School may seem fresh faced, but don't let them fool you, the diversity and scale of each one's musical journey is quite remarkable. From international jazz festivals to European opera tours, film score commissions to classical recitals, green festivals to tattoo conventions, members of The Old Dance School have performed, recorded and toured with artists such as Martha Wainwright, Cerys Matthews, Graham Coxon, Zoe Rahman, Michael McGoldrick, Neil Yates, Jim Perrin, The Destroyers, Kevin Dempsey, and Chris While.

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Martyn Joseph At Leaf, Liverpool

on Sun, 7 Jun 2015 at Liverpool Leaf 7.30pm doors, 8.00pm start

Martyn Joseph returns to Liverpool for the first time in two years for a gig at one of the city's finest independent venues, Leaf on Bold Street. Martyn Joseph is as performer like no other. He has been called The Welsh Springsteen, but there are also shades of John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews there may be but he stands in his own right, built on a reputation for giving what thousands have described as the best live music experience of their lives. Juxtaposition is a key theme in Martyn's work. The simplicity and the complexity of the human condition and all that it encompasses is underpinned with a heady promise of hope. There is a versatility to Martyn's music that is hard to categorise. Many have tried, resulting in labels such as Folk, Rock, Soul, Folk Funk and Americana; all of which somehow miss the mark. But sometimes music doesn't need a defining genre and with the ability to articulate a sense of the bigger picture, Martyn's music and social commentary manage to empower and speak for many. His songs are pictures, and stories, and feelings all put to music and delivered by a master craftsman. In 2013 Martyn released a CD of Bruce Springsteen songs, to great public and critical acclaim, with the glowing endorsement of Dave Marsh, acclaimed American music critic and official Springsteen biographer. 2014 saw him take the spirit of his music onto a more practical footing with the launch of his "Let Yourself Trust", a not-for-profit organisation which aims to make a small difference out of great love and commitment by challenging injustice wherever it's found, educating via advocacy, campaigning for human rights, and raising issues that have been forgotten or ignored via fundraising initiatives, thus bringing about greater awareness for beautiful people in powerless situations. Martyn Joseph. A unique talent driven by passion and love for his trade, continues to write, sing and play from the heart. Springsteen-indebted Americana, suspended folk chords glistening beneath troubadour tales, his lyrical eloquence still inspired almost 30 years on from his debut - MOJO One of the most charismatic and electrifying performers in Britain todaytough and passionate
 Tom Robinson BBC 6 music One of acoustic music's most original voices, and most forward looking of his generation of singer/songwriters
 Q Magazine A profound experience
 The Boston Globe Songs of social commentary as much as love, with a rootsy sensibility
 Time Out Written with craft, performed with passion
 Financial Time He is one of our most intelligent writers - Bob Harris BBC Radio 2 Event: Martyn Joseph Support: TBC Date: Sunday 7th June 2015 Venue: Leaf on Bold Street Times: 7.30pm doors, 8.00pm start, 10.30pm finish Tickets: £16 (plus booking fee)

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King Size Slim

on Sun, 7 Jun 2015 at Tunbridge Wells Sankeys 7.30pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TI_x7veaZA8 British Blues Award 2014 winner, Emerging Artist category. Hand picked by BBC Music and Phil McIntyre Entertainment to support rock legends QUEEN as part of the BBC1 televised New Year's Eve celebrations for 2014, live from Westminster Hall. Debut studio album Milk Drunk released by TreeHouse44 - distributed by Proper Music. Taking lactose intolerance to new levels... I really like this record! Huey Morgan, BBC Radio 2. MUSIC THAT SHOUTS LOUD AND KISSES SWEET The big warm tones from his resonator guitar along with a powerful and direct vocal delivery are the trademarks of singer/song-writer King Size Slim. Add rolling grooves and percussive hooks and you have a songwriter who delivers original compositions that are steeped in a world of music that is fully conscious of its roots but at the same time has a new story to tell.

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Steve Ashley

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

Steve Ashley's songs have been recorded by Fairport Convention, Anne Briggs, Dave Pegg and PJ Wright, The Arizona Smoke Review, Martin and Jessica Simpson, Grace Notes, Phil Beer, Maggie Boyle, The Bushwackers, The Owl Service, Sproatly Smith, Hannah Sanders and Liz Simmons. Since the 1960's Steve has written and recorded songs such as Fire and Wine, The Rough With The Smooth and Over There in Paradise. His debut album Stroll On was described in Mojo as: "...up there with Liege and Lief, the first Steeleye Album and Christy Moore's Prosperous and suchlike, a masterpiece of its kind. Second, it is still a best-kept-secret. A beautiful, rich and deeply atmospheric collection of songs, very English - like a musical impression of Dickens, Victorian Christmas cards and Thomas Hardy's Wessex." (Colin Harper) The Spirit of Christmas is counted as one of "1000 Songs That Rock Your World" by author Dave Thompson, who has also written "Fire and Wine - an Armchair Guide to Steve Ashley" Steve's last albumTime and Tide was released in 2007 when he last appeared at TwickFolk. A song from that collection - Best Wishes has been adopted by Fairport Convention as an encore. This year he returns with the album This Little Game, and we we are delighted to have him back.

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Simpson Cutting & Kerr

on Sun, 7 Jun 2015 at Canterbury St Gregory's Centre for Music Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start

Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting and Nancy Kerr Comprising three of Britain's finest musicians and interpreters of songs and tunes, each member of this trio is an acknowledged virtuoso in their own right. Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting and Nancy Kerr have come together for the joy of playing and exploring the possibilities of music together, after appearing together on stages in various combinations over recent years and thoroughly enjoying it! Nancy Kerr has been a major part of the acoustic music scene since she was a teenager and has always been a distinctive and impressive talent, turning heads everywhere she's played or sung. She is currently part of an award winning duo with her husband, James Fagan, and also one quarter of the Melrose Quartet and a key member of The Full English band, both nominated for BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2014.. She is a multi-instrumentalist of rare and astonishing talent as well a beautiful and joyful singer. She is one of the shining stars in the British music firmament and going from strength to strength with every new challenge she takes on. Andy Cutting is an extraordinary musician. A master of the diatonic accordion and most other squeezeboxes, he is a superbly sensitive accompanist, a writer of beautiful and thrilling tunes, a highly in-demand band member and a sublime solo performer. His list of recording credits and sessions reads like a Who's Who of acoustic music both in the UK and abroad, and he has played live with The Who, Roger Daltry and Sting, amongst others. Martin Simpson is a multi-award winning musician, singer and songwriter who has worked with Bonnie Raitt, Richard Hawley, Jackson Brown, June Tabor, Richard Thompson and many more, as well as being a world-renowned performer in his own right. He was a notable virtuoso in his early teens and his partnership with June Tabor in the 70s and 80s brought him to the attention of a much wider audience and led to him being courted by the world of rock and roll, which he sidestepped.. He has often said that playing music with likes of Andy and Nancy makes him a better player and in this trio he will be mainly playing guitars and banjos, singing and grinning from ear to ear. The trio's debut album Murmurs will be released on Topic Records on 8 June 2015. 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 www.martinsimpson.com www.alanbearmanmusic.co.uk www.folkinthebarn.co.uk Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start Tickets £16 online (plus bkg fee) £17.50 £18 on the door £10 Full time students

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Simpson Cutting & Kerr

on Sun, 7 Jun 2015 at Canterbury St Gregory's Centre for Music Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start

Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting and Nancy Kerr Comprising three of Britain's finest musicians and interpreters of songs and tunes, each member of this trio is an acknowledged virtuoso in their own right. Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting and Nancy Kerr have come together for the joy of playing and exploring the possibilities of music together, after appearing together on stages in various combinations over recent years and thoroughly enjoying it! Nancy Kerr has been a major part of the acoustic music scene since she was a teenager and has always been a distinctive and impressive talent, turning heads everywhere she's played or sung. She is currently part of an award winning duo with her husband, James Fagan, and also one quarter of the Melrose Quartet and a key member of The Full English band, both nominated for BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2014.. She is a multi-instrumentalist of rare and astonishing talent as well a beautiful and joyful singer. She is one of the shining stars in the British music firmament and going from strength to strength with every new challenge she takes on. Andy Cutting is an extraordinary musician. A master of the diatonic accordion and most other squeezeboxes, he is a superbly sensitive accompanist, a writer of beautiful and thrilling tunes, a highly in-demand band member and a sublime solo performer. His list of recording credits and sessions reads like a Who's Who of acoustic music both in the UK and abroad, and he has played live with The Who, Roger Daltry and Sting, amongst others. Martin Simpson is a multi-award winning musician, singer and songwriter who has worked with Bonnie Raitt, Richard Hawley, Jackson Brown, June Tabor, Richard Thompson and many more, as well as being a world-renowned performer in his own right. He was a notable virtuoso in his early teens and his partnership with June Tabor in the 70s and 80s brought him to the attention of a much wider audience and led to him being courted by the world of rock and roll, which he sidestepped.. He has often said that playing music with likes of Andy and Nancy makes him a better player and in this trio he will be mainly playing guitars and banjos, singing and grinning from ear to ear. The trio's debut album Murmurs will be released on Topic Records on 8 June 2015. 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 www.martinsimpson.com www.alanbearmanmusic.co.uk www.folkinthebarn.co.uk Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start Tickets £16 online (plus bkg fee) £17.50 £18 on the door £10 Full time students

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Keith Kendrick & Sylvia Needham At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 7 Jun 2015 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub Doors open around 7:30 pm

Great pals of the club, Keith and Sylvia sing mainly English traditional and traditionally influenced contemporary songs and work extensively all over the UK, Europe and beyond. Top notch, unfussy but spot on singing and playing from two stalwarts of the folk club scene. 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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My Baby

on Sun, 7 Jun 2015 at Presteigne Assembly Rooms 8.00pm doors open 7.30pm

Sensational trio from Holland & New Zealand with distinctive and danceable style of delta blues. Irresistible!

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Urban Soundscapes Of Interwar Rebetiko

on Sun, 7 Jun 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 2pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 2pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 2.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 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 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rebetiko Carnival Presents... This project brings together two of the most important instruments of the interwar rebetiko music culture: the santur and the oud. The duo leans on the wide harmonic spectrum of the santur, and the oud's clear melodic print to interpret the rich affective modalities of rebetiko songs. At times nostalgic and mesmerishing, at others violent and hedonistic the repertoire performed crafts an atmospheric yet colourful tour to the urban soundscapes of interwar rebetiko. Featuring Ourania Lampropoulou and Evgenios Voulgaris. Beyond Greece the duo has appeared in musical venues and festivals in Alger (Algeria), Lyon, Paris, Bourges (France) and in Brussels (Belgium). Evgenios Voulgaris' interest in traditional music started in 1992. Around the same time he completed his studies in Byzantine music. A multi-instrumentalist himself, he has repeatedly teamed with master musicians and composers in concerts, recordings and television productions in Greece and abroad. Since 1995 he has been the first mandolin in the Orchestra of Colors. Of particular interest to him is teaching. Ηe teaches in the Municipal Conservatory of Patras, where he leads the Department of Traditional instruments. He also taught the oud, yayli tanbur, organology, and makam theory in the Department of Traditional Music at the Technological Educational Institute of Epirus. Since 2006 he has also been teaching at the "Labyrinth" Musical Workshop in Crete and the "Music Village", and he is often invited to deliver seminars in Greece and abroad. As a yayli tanbur soloist he has been involved in various international project: with Nima ben David at the Conservatoire National de Boulogne-Billancourt in Paris; "Flyways", a project led by Paul Winter in New York, and "The Kommeno Project" led by Guenter Baby Sommer in Germany and various countries around Europe. In 2004 he released his first personal CD entitled "Wanderings" together with the singer Dora Petridis. "The message of the prince" was followed in 2008 (in cooperation with Ch. Galanopoulos). His work includes also music for theatre. His work on rebetika includes the book "Rebetika songs of the Inner War period" firstly published in 2007 by Fagotto Publications (in cooperation with Vassilis Vantarakis) and two collaborative CDs, "Apsilies" and "Psithirizontas to rebetiko". Ourania Lambropoulou was born in Athens. She studied Byzantine music, piano, harmony, analysis, orchestration and orchestra conducting in Athens and Paris. Her santur studies took the form of an apprenticeship next to the virtuoso player, Tasos Diakogiorgis. She also studied musicology and anthropology of music (BA, MA) at the University of Athens. She taught the santur, music ensembles and organology at the Department of Traditional Music (Technological Educational Institute of Epirus), the Department of Music Science and Art (University of Macedonia) and at the National Conservatory in Athens. As a santur player she has teamed with bands of traditional and art music, as well as with symphonic orchestras and ensembles of contemporary music in Greece and abroad. She has taken part in recordings of Greek traditional, art and contemporary music, as well as in recordings for television, theatre and cinema productions. Since 2010 she lives permanently in Paris, where she has been working on orchestrations and orchestra conducting. As a performer she teams with groups of traditional and contemporary music.

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Urban Soundscapes Of Interwar Rebetiko

on Sun, 7 Jun 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 2pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 2pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 2.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 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 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rebetiko Carnival Presents... This project brings together two of the most important instruments of the interwar rebetiko music culture: the santur and the oud. The duo leans on the wide harmonic spectrum of the santur, and the oud's clear melodic print to interpret the rich affective modalities of rebetiko songs. At times nostalgic and mesmerishing, at others violent and hedonistic the repertoire performed crafts an atmospheric yet colourful tour to the urban soundscapes of interwar rebetiko. Featuring Ourania Lampropoulou and Evgenios Voulgaris. Beyond Greece the duo has appeared in musical venues and festivals in Alger (Algeria), Lyon, Paris, Bourges (France) and in Brussels (Belgium). Evgenios Voulgaris' interest in traditional music started in 1992. Around the same time he completed his studies in Byzantine music. A multi-instrumentalist himself, he has repeatedly teamed with master musicians and composers in concerts, recordings and television productions in Greece and abroad. Since 1995 he has been the first mandolin in the Orchestra of Colors. Of particular interest to him is teaching. Ηe teaches in the Municipal Conservatory of Patras, where he leads the Department of Traditional instruments. He also taught the oud, yayli tanbur, organology, and makam theory in the Department of Traditional Music at the Technological Educational Institute of Epirus. Since 2006 he has also been teaching at the "Labyrinth" Musical Workshop in Crete and the "Music Village", and he is often invited to deliver seminars in Greece and abroad. As a yayli tanbur soloist he has been involved in various international project: with Nima ben David at the Conservatoire National de Boulogne-Billancourt in Paris; "Flyways", a project led by Paul Winter in New York, and "The Kommeno Project" led by Guenter Baby Sommer in Germany and various countries around Europe. In 2004 he released his first personal CD entitled "Wanderings" together with the singer Dora Petridis. "The message of the prince" was followed in 2008 (in cooperation with Ch. Galanopoulos). His work includes also music for theatre. His work on rebetika includes the book "Rebetika songs of the Inner War period" firstly published in 2007 by Fagotto Publications (in cooperation with Vassilis Vantarakis) and two collaborative CDs, "Apsilies" and "Psithirizontas to rebetiko". Ourania Lambropoulou was born in Athens. She studied Byzantine music, piano, harmony, analysis, orchestration and orchestra conducting in Athens and Paris. Her santur studies took the form of an apprenticeship next to the virtuoso player, Tasos Diakogiorgis. She also studied musicology and anthropology of music (BA, MA) at the University of Athens. She taught the santur, music ensembles and organology at the Department of Traditional Music (Technological Educational Institute of Epirus), the Department of Music Science and Art (University of Macedonia) and at the National Conservatory in Athens. As a santur player she has teamed with bands of traditional and art music, as well as with symphonic orchestras and ensembles of contemporary music in Greece and abroad. She has taken part in recordings of Greek traditional, art and contemporary music, as well as in recordings for television, theatre and cinema productions. Since 2010 she lives permanently in Paris, where she has been working on orchestrations and orchestra conducting. As a performer she teams with groups of traditional and contemporary music.

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Jennifer Crook

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

Harp and guitar accompaniment to own-write songs. Enchanting. "Erudite and beautiful music" (Clive Pownceby)

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Softlysoftly Presents Spekki Chris + Catherine Levi + Stef

on Sun, 7 Jun 2015 at London Kiss The Sky Doors 2.45. Music 3-5pm

PLEASE NOTE, this event is ADULTS ONLY - no children allowed in the bar. Advance ticket guarantees a seat. Deliciously chilled unplugged acoustic music to charm you on a Crouch End Sunday afternoon. SPEKKI CHRIS An old friend of SoftlySoftly, Chris is an great singer with amazing fingerpicking guitar skills. http://www.spekkichris.com/ CATHERINE LEVI A local favourite, who's appeared with SoftlySoftly MC Annie Windley before as part of Into the Headwind (there's a video of them on the SoftlySoftly facebook page). Here she's back performing some of her solo material. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dUe5Ly-eEY STEF & SON An extremely local act for SoftlySoftly as Stef owns the bar where it's held! He is indeed a great singer songwriter himself and for the first time at our sessions, he'll be bringing along his teenage son to accompany him. As usual doors open at 2.45, with music starting at 3pm and continuing until 5pm There will be tickets on the door too at £4, but only advance ticket guarantees seat. Oh yes, and there'll be marshmallows too! (After 5pm the bar opens its doors to non-paying general public, so you can stay on and enjoy the evening ambience) The venue is easy to get to - Tube to Finsbury Park or Overground to Crouch End Hill, then a couple of minutes on the W7 bus to Crouch End Clocktower, from which the venue is just two minutes' stroll.

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Peter Knight's Gigspanner

on Sun, 7 Jun 2015 at Wingfield Barns 7:30pm

Peter Knight's Gigspanner return to the Barns after their sensational concert last year, with their album launch tour 'Layers of Ages'. "A glorious musical tour de force...simply exquisite." Spiral Earth "I don't have enough superlatives...one of the albums of the year. Just wow." Roots and Fusion

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Bob Fox

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

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Laurence Jones

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

The buzz surrounding Laurence Jones has been building rapidly - he won the award for "Young Artist of the Year," at the 2014 British Blues Awards, having released his 2nd album after being signed to Ruf Records he is now in the studio recording his 3rd and highly anticipated cd. Now he has the powerhouse rhythm section comprising the awesome Roger Inniss on bass and the wonderful Miri Miettinen (Erja Lyytinen Band) on drums this band really is a sight to behold with a performance that is energetic and mesmerising. "Laurence is a cross between Eric Clapton & Buddy Guy he is a genius" - "Walter Trout" Classic Rock magazine quoted Laurence as "Blues Rocks youngest Talent" and was featured on the "Blues Fury C.D along with Joe Bonamassa, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Popa Chubby and many more. More info on www.laurencejonesmusic.com

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Laurence Jones

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

The buzz surrounding Laurence Jones has been building rapidly - he won the award for "Young Artist of the Year," at the 2014 British Blues Awards, having released his 2nd album after being signed to Ruf Records he is now in the studio recording his 3rd and highly anticipated cd. Now he has the powerhouse rhythm section comprising the awesome Roger Inniss on bass and the wonderful Miri Miettinen (Erja Lyytinen Band) on drums this band really is a sight to behold with a performance that is energetic and mesmerising. "Laurence is a cross between Eric Clapton & Buddy Guy he is a genius" - "Walter Trout" Classic Rock magazine quoted Laurence as "Blues Rocks youngest Talent" and was featured on the "Blues Fury C.D along with Joe Bonamassa, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Popa Chubby and many more. More info on www.laurencejonesmusic.com

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Simpson, Cutting And Kerr

on Mon, 8 Jun 2015 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

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Simpson, Cutting And Kerr

on Mon, 8 Jun 2015 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

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The Songs Of Nick Drake : Keith James

on Mon, 8 Jun 2015 at Sheffield Hagglers Corner 8pm. Doors and Bar open 7.15pm

The Songs of Nick Drake Keith James' unique concert. Haunting and hugely dedicated. Nick Drake is the most revered and truly loved of all of this Country's singer/songwriters. He recorded three cherished Albums between 1969 and 1972 but was almost entirely unknown in his day. After his tragic death in 1974 aged only 26 his music almost disappeared into obscurity. Now, thanks to a massive resurgence of interest on a worldwide scale, re-evaluating his Life and his genius, Nick Drake has become a National treasure. An important book Remembered for a while has just been released, written by his elder Sister, Gabrielle Drake. This expansive volume throws light on many shadowy corners of mystery and supposition. A number of years have now passed since Singer/Guitarist Keith James paralysed the whole Country with his stunningly beautiful series of concerts entitled The Songs of Nick Drake. At the beginning of the project in 2001 he was the first artist ever to bring this immaculate and intriguingly fragile music to Theatres across the UK in its pure, live concert form. The end result was almost a decade of highly acclaimed tours amounting to over 1000 concerts in venues across the UK, Ireland, Holland, France, Italy and Spain including all of Nick's Schools and Colleges - even Glastonbury Festival. This new concert will have, as far as can be possible, a fresh and rewarding set list and will include an interpretation of a Molly Drake composition, a transcription of a poem by William Blake (Nick's greatest influence) and a song by Sixto Rodriguez an unusually similar songwriter from the exact same era, but from a parallel universe. 'Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear' The Independent 'Keith James has become a pillar of trust. A sublimely intimate and engaging voice' Sunday Times 'certainly the UK's most celebrated and evocative interpreter of golden music' The Guardian 'a sensitive and pleasingly understated delivery, all the better that the songs might speak for themselves' Acoustic Magazine 'an absolute must' Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio

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Michael Chapman + Bridget St John

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

terrace cred. presents:

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The East Pointers

on Mon, 8 Jun 2015 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys doors 7pm

The East Pointers' slew of tunes carries a diverse mix of influence, but regardless of their age or origin, what they all share in common is the undeniable ability to get hands clapping, feet stomping, and bodies of all ages bouncing in harmony. Part of the sixth generation of a heralded legacy of fiddlers and folk musicians from Canada's Prince Edward Island. They mix traditional and original tunes some with an Irish influence, some Scottish, others rooted in the Canadian Maritimes.

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Hammer & Tongue Present... Inua Ellams

on Mon, 8 Jun 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hammer and Tongue promotes some of the best spoken word the world has to offer and engages diverse communities, promoting open poetry slams and developing new artists. In the past four years H&T has branched out from its original incarnation at the Brickworks in Oxford, to both Brighton and London, and now offers established poets a chance to tour all three cities and slammers a poetry-hungry audience to wow. The legendary H&T Camden poetry slam is back in March with the very best in live literature for your delectation. You are very welcome to take part in the open slam - just sign upon the door from 7pm. Each poet has 3 mins to wow the audience with their own original material. The winner gets a place in the Camden 2015 slam final later this year and a chance of representing Camden at the National Final, which last year took place at the Royal Albert Hall. INUA ELLAMS Born in Nigeria in 1984, Inua Ellams is an internationally touring poet, playwright, performer, graphic artist & designer. He has published two pamphlets of poetry: 'Candy Coated Unicorns and Converse All Stars' and 'Thirteen Fairy Negro Tales'. His first play 'The 14th Tale' (a one-man show which he performed) was awarded a Fringe First at the Edinburgh International Theatre Festival and his third, 'Black T-Shirt Collection' ran at England's National Theatre. He is currently working on 'Barber Shop Chronicles' a new play, and a poetry pamphlet called #Afterhours. In graphic art & design, online and in print, he tries to mix the old with the new, juxtaposing texture and pigment with flat shades of colour and vector images. He lives and works from London, where he founded the Midnight Run, a nocturnal urban excursion. Hosted by Michelle Madsen and poetcurious

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Kathryn Williams

on Mon, 8 Jun 2015 at London St Pancras Old Church Doors 7:oo pm

Kathryn Williams releases a brand new album of songs inspired by Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar: 'Hypoxia' will be released via One Little Indian on the 15th June. The project's origins came in 20 3 when Kathryn received a call from New Writing North asking if she would accept an open commission to write something about Plath for the Durham Book Festival's celebration of her life and work, commemorating the 50 the Anniversary of The Bell Jar's publication. Excited, but also somewhat intimidated by the prospect, Kathryn quickly realised that trying to write song lyrics for poems without using the actual poems or referencing them was going to be nigh on impossible, and -as time passed - what had seemed like a gift of making her own brief, turned to dread and foreboding as she desperately tried to find a way into the material. Momentarily stuck, Kathryn began what was to be a revelatory re-reading of The Bell Jar (which she hadn't read since her teens): What I wasn't prepared for was the muscular writing. The shocking, brutal honesty. The modernness. Thinking about a woman writing this 50 years ago was astounding. Struck by the book's protagonist, and with a note of relief, the brief to write about the characters and themes in the book came into clear focus. In October of last year, Kathryn performed five original songs inspired by The Bell Jar at Durham Town Hall - alongside writer Andrew Wilson reading from his (then forthcoming) book 'Mad Girl's Love Song - Sylvia Plath and Life Before Ted' it was a surreal experience to share these songs that felt like secrets, she says of the show. But things didn't end there Kathryn found she was unable to escape the lure of the book's characters and continued to write songs 'for' the book over the next year (This strange little cuckoo that had pushed my other records out of the way was demanding to be fed.). Finally, with 8 songs ready, Kathryn enlisted the help of friend and collaborator Ed Harcourt who produced and engineered the album, also co-writing a ninth song, 'Cuckoo', into the bargain. Sonically the album utilises textures first explored by Kathryn on her Adrian Utley produced project, 'The Pond' (20 ). There are surprises to be found here too, like the dramatic glam rock guitars that suddenly erupt in lead single 'Mirrors' and in Kathryn's deliciously idiosyncratic lyrics & delivery her gentle voice loaded with an underlying

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Folklore Presents .. The Burning Hell (duo)

on Tue, 9 Jun 2015 at London The Harrison Bar Doors at 7:30pm

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The East Pointers

on Tue, 9 Jun 2015 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music Starts 8:30pm

The East Pointers are three young men whose talent and penchant for traditional Celtic tunes of decades past greatly belie their respective ages. And while each member of the freshly formed trio banjoist/vocalist/step-dancer Koady Chaisson, fiddle player/vocalist Tim Chaisson, and guitarist/vocalist Jake Charron is an accomplished musician in his own right, their recent union is a testament to their shared output being, to borrow a common adage, greater than the sum of its parts. The cousins Chaisson hail from Prince Edward Island, Canada, part of the sixth generation of a heralded legacy of fiddlers and folk musicians. Tim tours the world as a performer/songwriter with a pop and country-tinged take on contemporary folk, with Koady often at his side or supporting other touring trad acts with his banjo, bass, and six-string. Jake, on the other hand, is based in Ontario and has strummed, plucked, and played piano alongside a laundry list of award-winning performers from around the globe. When Jake would visit PEI with any of his collaborators or the Chaissons were passing through Ontario on tour, a late-night kitchen party was sure to follow fiddles and friends, guitars and Guinness, banjos and bad jokes. As their trunk of traditional and original tunes some with an Irish influence, some Scottish, others rooted in the Maritimes started to fill up, the trio realized it was time to put some to tape and take them on the road. The East Pointers' slew of tunes carries a diverse mix of influence, but regardless of their age or origin, what they all share in common is the undeniable ability to get hands clapping, feet stomping, and bodies of all ages bouncing in harmony.

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The Rail Splitters

on Tue, 9 Jun 2015 at Towersey The Three Horseshoes Doors 7:30pm On stage 8:00pm Finish 10:15pm

Bluegrass & Beyond-Bluegrass from Boulder, Colarado From their home in the Colorado Rockies, The Railsplitters have been scaling new heights with a refreshing and charming range of bluegrass and beyond-bluegrass music. For a debut album, The Railsplitters sound remarkably assured, playing with the kind of abandon their live shows are known for. Bringing real depth and formidable talent, this group draws influences from all the greats--from Bill Monroe and Earl Scruggs to modern groups like Uncle Earl and Crooked Still. The Railsplitters are nothing if not enthusiastically bluegrass and contagiously so, with rapid tempos, unusual instrumentals and good-time breakdowns! Using powerful female and male vocals, enchanting harmonies, and masterful instrumentals, The Railsplitters have the kind of raw power that can raise mountains and even a few eyebrows. The Railsplitters' debut album starts off with a nostalgic homage to lead singer Lauren Stovall's hometown of Jackson, Mississippi, "The City With Soul." As a singer, Lauren has certainly got soul, and plenty of it! And while Lauren is giving Alison Krauss a run for her money, Peter Sharpe and Dusty Rider are masterfully pickin' the mandolin and banjo (respectively). Lauren, Peter, and Dusty, along with innovative upright bassist Leslie Ziegler, all sing on the album and are now joined by the group's newest member, world class fiddle player, Christine King, who adds to The Railsplitters' impressive songwriting. The quintet usually starts by writing their songs individually and then come together to develop them as a group. This songwriting interplay adds a special addition to an already broad diversity of styles and genres on the album. From dance numbers like "Lonesome Feeling," to modulated instrumental numbers like "Longs Peak," to sweet ballads like "Where You Are," The Railsplitters have a song for every kind of mood. The Railsplitters have a musical range that sets them apart from other up-and-coming bluegrass bands. Calling on genre influences from Roots/Americana, Country Twang, 50's doo wop, modern pop, and of course, good ol' fashioned Rock 'n' Roll, they've been wowing listeners at home in Colorado and beyond. Since their beginning in early 2012, The Railsplitters have won two major contests: 2012 Pickin' In The Pines in Flagstaff, Arizona and 2013 Rockygrass in Lyons, Colorado! At the core, The Railsplitters are a high energy, bluegrass roots quintet whose vocals soar well above all the blue in the sky. With luminous vocal clarity, unclouded songwriting talent, and exceptional musical range, this high energy group will be growing far beyond Colorado's Front Range in no time!

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Bridget St John & Michael Chapman

on Tue, 9 Jun 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

For men of a certain age, mention of Bridget St John's name seems to induce a misty-eyed, faraway look. Many a student room in the Sixties and Seventies must have echoed to her distinctive voice. She recorded three albums on John Peel's Dandelion label from 1969-72, before moving to New York. Meanwhile, in Cornwall in the Sixties, another musician was picking up a guitar and making his mark. Folk and blues man Michael Chapman was also championed by Peel, so it's fitting that the two artists are again touring together. Bridget's impressive voice is deep and resonant. It's a voice made for melancholy, and you can't argue with her musical ability, whether it is singing Dylan, a tribute to her friend John Martyn or her own work, such as Ask Me No Questions. Michael Chapman is a masterful guitar player, a great bluesy singer with a wonderful rasp to his voice, he's also possessed of a quick dry wit. For the last half hour they will share the stage, Chapman's guitar adding another dimension to Bridget's voice.

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Live On The Ley Album Launch

on Tue, 9 Jun 2015 at London No.14 Bacon St 7.30pm

At the end of the last Scott Cook & Jez Hellard UK Tour we recorded a live album, featuring Alastair Caplin, Nathan Ball and Nye Parsons. It's very good. We'll be releasing it in London on Tuesday, June 9th in the intimate splendour of No.14 Bacon St just off Brick Lane. We will be joined by the enchanting singing and playing of Carrie Tree. It will be a beautiful night and we'd love you to be there. It's a tiny venue and tickets are very limited, so I thought it best to get the word out early. If you don't know the music of these six musicians, you should. Alastair Caplin is a violinist, singer and composer of rare talent. He has performed with the likes of Abigail Washburn, The Incredible String Band, Dave Swarbrick , Richard Thompson and Alasdair Roberts, and made a name for himself with the power house trio, The John Langan Band. www.alastaircaplin.com Scott Cook has been described as one of Canada's most imaginative storytellers. Roots music magazine Penguin Eggs calls his fourth album, One More Time Around as much a manifesto as a musical work, teeming with wry observations and hopeful life lessons. www.scottcook.net Jez Hellard is singer of potent songs, stunning harmonica player and fine guitarist mostly found touring with his band The Djukella Orchestra. He and Scott met at the top of a stairwell on the island of Taiwan in 2001 and take every opportunity to collaborate when geography allows. www.jezhellard.com Nathan Ball is a songwriter, singer, guitarist and luthier. His beautifully written songs reveal depths of humanity and a keen eye for metaphor, accompanied by intricate and expressive finger-style guitar. He also hand-crafts fine guitars, one of which he's playing on this record. Nye Parsons is a stylish double-bassist with a lyrical style which will have you craning your neck for a better view. His wealth of jazz and classical training bring a unique dexterity to his interpretations of folk and modern forms. Carrie Tree is an incredible singer and crafter of sublime songs. If you've yet to experience her music, you're in for a treat. A leading light of the alternative festival scene, she regularly plays Glastonbury and many major events, and has collaborated with the likes of Damien Rice, Fink, Duke Special, Rumer, Carly Simon, Ben Taylor, Martha Tilston even the prog rock band Marillion! She will add a whole new dimension to the ensemble... www.carrietree.co.uk

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Babajack

on Wed, 10 Jun 2015 at Lowdham The Old Ship Inn Doors 7.30pm, Concert starts 8pm

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Lucia Comnes

on Wed, 10 Jun 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Lucia Comnes is an American singer, songwriter and fiddler from San Francisco, California, whose roots music crosses genres of Americana, Folk, Celtic & Bluegrass. Known for her 'singular voice' (San Francisco Chronicle) and 'her powerful imagination' (C. Poling) she'll be releasing her debut album as a songwriter, 'Love, Hope & Tyranny.' The album showcases 13 of her original songs with an impressive list of contributors, and was recorded in California at Berkeley's historic Fantasy Studios. Track 1 'No Hiding Place' - has been recognised with numerous awards (International Songwriting Competition, Dallas Songwriters Association). This will be her London debut. www.luciacomnes.com

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Louise Jordan

on Wed, 10 Jun 2015 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre Show Starts 8.15pm

Now touring with her third album Veritas, Louise Jordan's music has been described as 'a masterclass in songwriting'. Fusing award winning acoustic song writing with classical influences and a folk sensibility, Louise Jordan accompanies herself on piano and guitar to play original works and musical settings of literature as well as her own unique arrangements of traditional material. 'Absolutely, totally and completely, brilliant.' Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2 In The Gallery

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Kathryn Williams

on Wed, 10 Jun 2015 at Liverpool Leaf 7:30pm

Kathryn Williams releases a brand new album of songs inspired by Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar: 'Hypoxia' will be released via One Little Indian on the 15th June. The project's origins came in 2013 when Kathryn received a call from New Writing North asking if she would accept an open commission to write something about Plath for the Durham Book Festival's celebration of her life and work, commemorating the 50th Anniversary of The Bell Jar's publication. Excited, but also somewhat intimidated by the prospect, Kathryn quickly realised that trying to write song lyrics for poems without using the actual poems or referencing them was going to be nigh on impossible, and -as time passed - what had seemed like a gift of making her own brief, turned to dread and foreboding as she desperately tried to find a way into the material. Momentarily stuck, Kathryn began what was to be a revelatory re-reading of The Bell Jar (which she hadn't read since her teens): What I wasn't prepared for was the muscular writing. The shocking, brutal honesty. The modernness. Thinking about a woman writing this 50 years ago was astounding. Struck by the book's protagonist, and with a note of relief, the brief to write about the characters and themes in the book came into clear focus. In October of last year, Kathryn performed five original songs inspired by The Bell Jar at Durham Town Hall - alongside writer Andrew Wilson reading from his (then forthcoming) book 'Mad Girl's Love Song - Sylvia Plath and Life Before Ted' it was a surreal experience to share these songs that felt like secrets, she says of the show. But things didn't end there Kathryn found she was unable to escape the lure of the book's characters and continued to write songs 'for' the book over the next year (This strange little cuckoo that had pushed my other records out of the way was demanding to be fed.). Finally, with 8 songs ready, Kathryn enlisted the help of friend and collaborator Ed Harcourt who produced and engineered the album, also co-writing a ninth song, 'Cuckoo', into the bargain. Sonically the album utilises textures first explored by Kathryn on her Adrian Utley produced project, 'The Pond' (2011). There are surprises to be found here too, like the dramatic glam rock guitars that suddenly erupt in lead single 'Mirrors' and in Kathryn's deliciously idiosyncratic lyrics & delivery her gentle voice loaded with an underlying edge and steeliness that has never seemed more apposite. In support of her new albums release, Kathryn is playing a run of intimate dates across the UK. https://www.facebook.com/KathrynWilliamsMusic http://kathrynwilliams.co.uk/

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Matt Woosey - A Concert For Greenpeace

on Wed, 10 Jun 2015 at London Water Rats Doors 7.00pm

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Tav Falco & The Panther Burns

on Wed, 10 Jun 2015 at Cardiff The Full Moon 7:30pm

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Mark Rogers And Mary Byrne

on Wed, 10 Jun 2015 at Manchester Takk 8:00am

TAKK welcome Brooklyn, NY duo Mark Rogers & Mary Byrne to our coffee house on June 10. They recorded their debut, "I Line My Days Along Your Weight," as a true duet: facing each other inches apart, intent upon listening. They wove together archaic instruments baritone guitar, resophonic guitar, and hundred-year-old mandolin into a new and vibrant third voice. Each song was recorded live to analog tape, the studio equivalent of tightrope-walking without a net. With Mark's deeply expressive, contextual fingerstyle and Mary's emphatic, unaffected singing, this striking debut invites listeners into a space most intimate, and most human. On October 14, 2014, Massachusetts-based Important Records (Diane Cluck, Jozef Van Wissem & Jim Jarmusch, John Fahey, James Blackshaw, many others) released the album on CD and limited-edition LP. www.markrogersandmarybyrne.com http://youtu.be/Y2MV6gI03oM

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Winter, Wilson.

on Thu, 11 Jun 2015 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8.15.pm

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Gigspanner

on Thu, 11 Jun 2015 at Torquay The Bancourt Hotel Doors at 7.15pm concert starts at 8.00pm

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Declan Sinnott With Vickie Keating

on Thu, 11 Jun 2015 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds doors 7.30pm

Declan Sinnott has been touring the UK for a number of years alongside Christy Moore, playing to huge audiences at some of the country's most prestigious venues, always billed as Christy Moore and Declan Sinnott. However, until he released his first solo album in 2013 'I Love the Noise it Makes', he had not seized the opportunity to tour solo.

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The Railsplitters

on Thu, 11 Jun 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Renowned across America for their exhilarating performances and great material, The Railsplitters, working out of the Colorado Rockies, have made a huge impact in recent times. Playing with the kind of grace and confidence expected from their elders, they have a real depth of character and formidable talent, drawing influences from all the greats - including Bill Monroe and Earl Scruggs as well as modern-day contemporaries. With powerful vocals, great harmonies and breathtaking instrumentals, the band has the kind of raw power that will always impress. When they released their latest album in the UK, it received widespread acclaim. The hugely-influential Spiral Earth said they played brilliantly uplifting bluegrass that pays its dues but is resoundingly modern, while Country Music People magazine praised their enormous zest and AmericanRootsUK said simply: The virtuosic playing and vocals here are just about as good as anyone. Since starting out in early 2011, the band has won two major and highly prestigious US contests - 2012 Pickin' in the Pines and the 2013 RockyGrass event. This will be their first time in the UK.

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Budapest Cafe Orchestra

on Thu, 11 Jun 2015 at Strathpeffer The Pavilion Doors 7:30pm / Start 8pm

Joining the Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain stands the Budapest Café Orchestra, hugely entertaining, immense skill and profound musicianship. Led by Jazz violin superstar Chris Garrick The Budapest Café Orchestra plays traditional folk and gypsy music from across the Balkans and Russian, Klezmer, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czadas and beautiful ballads such as the theme to Schindler's List. 'Not only was their musicianship and performance magical, but there was also magic in the sense of trickerymusic and entertainment of absolute quality' -THE ORCADIAN

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Kathryn Williams

on Thu, 11 Jun 2015 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette doors 7pm

Tickets £21 in advance or £25 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette and People's Bookshop, Durham (Please check opening times) Contact mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com for further information. Please do not ring the launderette as the girls are up to their necks with washing  Mix of seating (V. LIMITED), on a first come first served basis and standing. Doors Strictly 7pm. Support ( if arranged) around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. If you have a disability or have any special needs please contact me prior to the gig to discuss. We try to be very inclusive. We have an drinks licence. Real & Craft Ales, Lagers, Wines. Ciders and Spirits will be served along with Ouseburn Coffee Company Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and of course posh soft drinks. Facebook - Launderette Sessions Twitter - @LaunderetteSess Instagram - Launderette_Sessions Trip Advisor Events at Old Cinema Launderette (Durham KATHRYN WILLIAMS/ 'HYPOXIA' NEW ALBUM / 15-06-15 Songs inspired by The Bell Jar. 1. Electric/ 2. Mirrors/ 3. Battleships/ 4. Cuckoo/ 5. Beating Heart/ 6. Tango with Marco/ 7. When Nothing Meant Less/ 8. The Mind is Its Own Place/ 9. Part of Us. Kathryn Williams releases a brand new album of songs inspired by Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar: 'Hypoxia' will be released via One Little Indian on the 15th June. The project's origins came in 2013 when Kathryn received a call from New Writing North asking if she would accept an open commission to write something about Plath for the Durham Book Festival's celebration of her life and work, commemorating the 50th Anniversary of The Bell Jar's publication. Excited, but also somewhat intimidated by the prospect, Kathryn quickly realised that trying to write song lyrics for poems without using the actual poems or referencing them was going to be nigh on impossible, and -as time passed - what had seemed like a gift of making her own brief, turned to dread and foreboding as she desperately tried to find a way into the material. Momentarily stuck, Kathryn began what was to be a revelatory re-reading of The Bell Jar (which she hadn't read since her teens): What I wasn't prepared for was the muscular writing. The shocking, brutal honesty. The modernness. Thinking about a woman writing this 50 years ago was astounding. Struck by the book's protagonist, and with a note of relief, the brief to write about the characters and themes in the book came into clear focus. In October of last year, Kathryn performed five original songs inspired by The Bell Jar at Durham Town Hall - alongside writer Andrew Wilson reading from his (then forthcoming) book 'Mad Girl's Love Song - Sylvia Plath and Life Before Ted' it was a surreal experience to share these songs that felt like secrets, she says of the show. But things didn't end there Kathryn found she was unable to escape the lure of the book's characters and continued to write songs 'for' the book over the next year (This strange little cuckoo that had pushed my other records out of the way was demanding to be fed.). Finally, with 8 songs ready, Kathryn enlisted the help of friend and collaborator Ed Harcourt who produced and engineered the album, also co-writing a ninth song, 'Cuckoo', into the bargain. Sonically the album utilises textures first explored by Kathryn on her Adrian Utley produced project, 'The Pond' (2011). There are surprises to be found here too, like the dramatic glam rock guitars that suddenly erupt in lead single 'Mirrors' and in Kathryn's deliciously idiosyncratic lyrics & delivery her gentle voice loaded with an underlying edge and steeliness that has never seemed more apposite. https://www.facebook.com/KathrynWilliamsMusic http://kathrynwilliams.co.uk/

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Dana & Susan Robinson

on Thu, 11 Jun 2015 at Sheffield Harland Cafe Concert 8pm - doors from 6:30pm

Dana and Susan Robinson are a husband and wife duo hailing from Vermont, USA who specialise in a mellow mix of traditional Appalachian old time music and contemporary acoustic. With fiddle, clawhammer banjo, guitar and mandolin all featuring, the couple's versatile musicality is complemented by some lovely vocal harmonies. Underpinning many of the songs is the undeniable rhythm of their trademark guitar/banjo sound. Whether it's quiet or driving, there's a steady groove to the music that supports the lyrics and delivers the story in an effortless and charming way. A native of the Pacific Northwest, many years ago Dana relocated to New England, where he discovered both a thriving songwriter scene and the deep well of traditional mountain music. In the early 1980s he settled in northern Vermont and built a house off the grid on 30 acres near the Canadian border. He founded a popular bakery, café and folk music venue, and then launched into full-time touring after the release of his 1994 debut CD, Elemental Lullabye. A talented multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, Dana provides most of the duo's lead vocals and also enjoys telling stories and anecdotes as part of the Robinsons' performances. Sue grew up in a musical family in New England. She studied piano, oboe, and Scottish fiddle before meeting Dana in 2002 at a house concert. Upon moving to North Carolina, Sue studied with many of the great old time musicians in the Asheville, NC area, and naturally adapted to the on-the-road lifestyle. Her subtle and delicate clawhammer banjo lines give great character to the duo's music and she lends her rich mellow voice to both harmony and lead vocals. Dana and Susan have released numerous recordings featuring both original compositions and a variety of traditional songs and fiddle tunes. This hard-working duo tours regularly in the UK and they are a favourite act at a number of folk clubs and festivals on this side of the Atlantic. They often return year after year to venues where they have built up a loyal fan base. Having attended a number of their concerts elsewhere, we at True North Music are delighted to be hosting Dana & Susan at the Harland Café in Sheffield for the first time. The Harland is the perfect intimate setting for the Robinsons' entertaining mix of traditional music and original songs. Come along early (from 6:30pm) to take advantage of the special evening menu before the concert starts at 8pm.

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John Statz

on Thu, 11 Jun 2015 at High Wycombe Secret venue doors 7am ,music from 8pm

john statz over in Europe for a month to promote the great new release "TULSA" produced by Jeffrey Foucault ! whose quote this is. ! " john statz writes songs you cant shake. they follow you around all day and run through your head at 3am. open hearted,horizon line songs" a poignant album about the desolation and decay that like the bullet holes featured on the cover art,riddle the modern world".

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Keith James In Concert. Performing His Brand New Original Album Always

on Thu, 11 Jun 2015 at Cardiff Norwegian Church 8:00pm

KEITH JAMES IN CONCERT. Performing his brand new original Album ALWAYS. 'A Superior Songwriter, Keith spreads his wings' **** Dai Jeffries R2 Magazine After more than a decade of dedicated study and more than 1000 acclaimed concerts performing the work of much admired Songwriters and Poets: Cohen, Lorca, Drake, Neruda, Blake and Dylan Thomas, Keith is releasing what can only be described as an amazing landmark original Album entitled 'Always'. These 10 original songs (apart from Hiring Fair by Ralph McTell ), meticulously written and arranged, have come together slowly over the past 10 years or so and have matured with a strong sense of both personal and collective awareness, a tone that has been caught through older eyes; surreal, sub-textural, daring and provocative, showing anger and disturbance, humour, resolve, vision and sometimes compelling sadness. Much has been drawn from those he has admired throughout his life - either consciously or otherwise.. along with kaleidoscope of colour from today's set of paradoxical assimilations we call reality. Expect an amazing concert! 'prototypical singer-songwriters of his calibre don't fade away, they just get wiser' Maverick 'Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear' The Independent 'Keith James has become a pillar of trust. A sublimely intimate and engaging voice' Sunday Times

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Flamenco Express @ Clf Art Cafe With Paco Perez

on Thu, 11 Jun 2015 at London The Bussey Building 8:00pm

Another new lineup from the band that delivers more flamenco talent than any other. The hottest flamenco north of the Pyrenees with La Joaquina, Chris Clavo, Javier Macías plus searing flamenco heart-throb Paco Perez. An Olivier Award winner for his performance in 'Matador' with Rafael Aguilar, leading dancer with Carmen Motta's company, and principal in Rafael Amargo's famous 'Toro', Paco is the embodiment of style and attitude. Mr Personality returns to London after too long away. www.flamencoexpress.co.uk La Joaquina (principal dancer) Founder member, choreographer and director of Flamenco Express. She has worked with Christina Hoyos, Paco Peña and others in Madrid, Tokyo, New York, Montreal, Toronto, Paris and throughout Europe. Recent Collaborations 'Spaces in Between' 2007 with Athina Valha and Candoco. Principle soloist 'Splinter In The Flesh' with the Hellenic National Dance Company at the Athens Megaron '..utterly riveting variations of firecracker beatstumultuous fervour ..indelible gracefulness.' The Stage Chris Clavo (guitar) A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen and studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express, with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim. "Two amazing guitar solos from Chris Clavo and Jesus Alvarez made string instruments sing with impossible precision. " Staffordshire Post. Javier Macías (vocal) From San Roque (Cadiz) into a family in which flamenco is way of life, Javier learned his art from a very early age. He has performed in Sevilla, Granada and Jerez de la Frontera since he was a child, and extensively in Europe in different projects including Café de Silverio, Trovador, La Tipica Flamenco Company and with The Royal Shakespeare Company in Cardenio. This feisty company delivers the finest in flamenco, plus sizzling soloist La Joaquina Time Out Forget the sterile, regimented flamenco so often served up to tourists: this was the real thing, and to say that it packed a punch is an understatement South Wales Evening Post

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Flamenco Express @ Clf Art Cafe With Paco Perez

on Thu, 11 Jun 2015 at London The Bussey Building 8:00pm

Another new lineup from the band that delivers more flamenco talent than any other. The hottest flamenco north of the Pyrenees with La Joaquina, Chris Clavo, Javier Macías plus searing flamenco heart-throb Paco Perez. An Olivier Award winner for his performance in 'Matador' with Rafael Aguilar, leading dancer with Carmen Motta's company, and principal in Rafael Amargo's famous 'Toro', Paco is the embodiment of style and attitude. Mr Personality returns to London after too long away. www.flamencoexpress.co.uk La Joaquina (principal dancer) Founder member, choreographer and director of Flamenco Express. She has worked with Christina Hoyos, Paco Peña and others in Madrid, Tokyo, New York, Montreal, Toronto, Paris and throughout Europe. Recent Collaborations 'Spaces in Between' 2007 with Athina Valha and Candoco. Principle soloist 'Splinter In The Flesh' with the Hellenic National Dance Company at the Athens Megaron '..utterly riveting variations of firecracker beatstumultuous fervour ..indelible gracefulness.' The Stage Chris Clavo (guitar) A founder member and musical director of Flamenco Express, he began playing the guitar at fourteen and studied with flamenco maestros Carlos Heredia, Diego Amaya and Pepe Justicia. He has performed throughout Britain and Europe with Flamenco Express, with flamenco jazz virtuoso Eduardo Niebla and Iraqi pop sensation Jassim. "Two amazing guitar solos from Chris Clavo and Jesus Alvarez made string instruments sing with impossible precision. " Staffordshire Post. Javier Macías (vocal) From San Roque (Cadiz) into a family in which flamenco is way of life, Javier learned his art from a very early age. He has performed in Sevilla, Granada and Jerez de la Frontera since he was a child, and extensively in Europe in different projects including Café de Silverio, Trovador, La Tipica Flamenco Company and with The Royal Shakespeare Company in Cardenio. This feisty company delivers the finest in flamenco, plus sizzling soloist La Joaquina Time Out Forget the sterile, regimented flamenco so often served up to tourists: this was the real thing, and to say that it packed a punch is an understatement South Wales Evening Post

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Wallingford Blues & Beer Festival

on Fri, 12 Jun 2015 at Wallingford Regal Centre Doors at 6.30pm

Friday - Dr FEELGOOD, Laurence Jones & Matt Woosey. Sat - CHANTEL MCGREGOR, Ben Poole & Armadillo Blues + bands Sat afternoon + beer + BBQ

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Catfish

on Fri, 12 Jun 2015 at Hove The Brunswick 8pm

Catfish is a great new Sussex based blues band. Paul Long on keyboards and vocals also plays with The Riotous Brothers (recently played the 100 Club, Richmond Crawdaddy, Half Moon Putney and Swanage Blues Festival). The back line consists of Kevin Yates and Dusty Bones from popular Chicago blues band 'South of 55th' amongst others and have played all over Sussex, and phenomenal 20 year old guitarist/vocalist Matthew Long has played on stage with Buddy Whittington and has supported British Blues Award winners Aynsley Lister and Chantel McGregor. Their album 'So Many Roads' was released on 1st Jan 2015 and within its first week had received plays on 8 internet radio stations with reviews like this: 'Boy, oh boy, are you going to hear a lot more from (Catfish) this year. That was their take on 'So Many Roads'...made famous by Otis Rush and John Mayall...and I tell you what, that is comparable to any of those versions that I've heard, it really is. (Kevin Beale, Channel Radio) 'Catfish oozed confidence from the opening chords...in Matthew Long, Catfish has a major talent in their midst. He played with a power, passion and feel that are beyond his years. Paul Long dazzled on keys and vocals, and the rhythm section of Dusty Bones and Kevin Yates held it all together.' (Nigel Foster, Blues in Britain) www.catfishbluesband.co.uk £5

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Bridget St. John & Michael Chapman

on Fri, 12 Jun 2015 at Preston The Continental 8pm

The Continental is delighted to be welcoming back folk legend Michael Chapman, this time on a double-header bill with the equally highly regarded artist, Bridget St. John.

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Breabach

on Fri, 12 Jun 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8.00pm

Breabach have earned international recognition on the world and roots music scene as one of the UK's most dynamic and influential bands. Their career has already seen them voted 'Best Group' and 'Best Live Act' at the Scots Trad Music Awards as well as being nominated twice as 'Best Band' at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Recent years have seen them performing across the globe; at WOMAD New Zealand; the Sydney Opera House, and on home soil at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. The haunting strains of twin bagpipes have become a defining signature of Breabach a chiming herald of Scottish folk being embraced by a new generation. The energetic five-piece deliver a thrilling and unique brand of contemporary folk and this is a welcome return to the Universal Hall.

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Breabach

on Fri, 12 Jun 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8.00pm

Breabach have earned international recognition on the world and roots music scene as one of the UK's most dynamic and influential bands. Their career has already seen them voted 'Best Group' and 'Best Live Act' at the Scots Trad Music Awards as well as being nominated twice as 'Best Band' at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Recent years have seen them performing across the globe; at WOMAD New Zealand; the Sydney Opera House, and on home soil at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. The haunting strains of twin bagpipes have become a defining signature of Breabach a chiming herald of Scottish folk being embraced by a new generation. The energetic five-piece deliver a thrilling and unique brand of contemporary folk and this is a welcome return to the Universal Hall.

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Breabach

on Fri, 12 Jun 2015 at Findhorn Universal Hall 8.00pm

Breabach have earned international recognition on the world and roots music scene as one of the UK's most dynamic and influential bands. Their career has already seen them voted 'Best Group' and 'Best Live Act' at the Scots Trad Music Awards as well as being nominated twice as 'Best Band' at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Recent years have seen them performing across the globe; at WOMAD New Zealand; the Sydney Opera House, and on home soil at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. The haunting strains of twin bagpipes have become a defining signature of Breabach a chiming herald of Scottish folk being embraced by a new generation. The energetic five-piece deliver a thrilling and unique brand of contemporary folk and this is a welcome return to the Universal Hall.

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Jeni And Billy At The Golden Fleece, Thirsk

on Fri, 12 Jun 2015 at Thirsk The Golden Fleece Doors at 7.30pm

Meet Jeni & Billy You have to watch where you sit at a Jeni & Billy concert, because that ordinary-looking folding chair might just turn into the back seat of a big ole Buick hurtling down the switchback of a coal truck road. That barstool might turn out to be the rock-hard sinners pew of a white-washed mountain church. That couch might be a marble stoop on a gritty street in Baltimore, and that velvet theater cushion could just be the well-worn driver's seat of a wagon headed across the windswept Texas plains. The high twang of a banjo starts it off -- or maybe the mournful lilt of the mandolin. Then, a train comes barreling down the reeds of a harmonica. The guitar catches fire and lifts two voices into the high lonesome harmonies of the Appalachian mountains, painting pictures of miners and millworkers, roustabouts and revival preachers, Buicks and beauty queens. In the past four years, Jeni & Billy have travelled from their home in East Nashville over 150,000 miles throughout the USA & Canada -- and hopped across the Atlantic three times -- just to paint those pictures in song for thousands of people. At festivals and fiddlers' conventions along the way, they have picked up ribbons in songwriting, traditional folk-singing, guitar-picking, and flatfoot dancing. Novelist Lee Smith says, "Jeni and Billy's stunningly original music is as old as the hills, yet brand new at the same time. Jeni is a true poet and a born storyteller, through and through -- many of her songs contain whole novels. " "Jeni's songs spring from the true vine. Billy is the perfect partner, skillfully accompanying Jeni with guitar, banjo and harmonies. These two are tradition bearers -- the next generation of traditional music," according to Mary Smith, Director of the Richmond (VA) Folk Music Society. Jeni & Billy bring to their work distinct musical backgrounds that draw from the deep well of Appalachian roots music. Jeni Hankins traces her vocal style to Virginia Lowe, the blind music minister of the Friendly Chapel Church on Smith Ridge, the Appalachian community in which Jeni spent her childhood summers. A natural storyteller and prolific writer since childhood, Jeni trained formally with Pulitzer-Prize-winning Northern Irish poet, Paul Muldoon, and earned a Masters in English Literature. While her singing has been compared to the lonesome voices of Maybelle Carter and Iris Dement, her writing has been likened to that of Southerners Carson McCullers, Flannery O'Connor, and Lee Smith. Billy Kemp, a Baltimore native, embraced the sound of country music in the nearby community of Oella the home of Appalachian migrants who came to the city looking for work in the mills. Fired on by dreams of the Grand Old Opry and his passion for the sound of Flatt & Scruggs, Billy headed to Nashville and toured with country bands all over the US, Canada, Germany, and right onto the stage of the Opry. He honed and shared his skills as both student and instructor at the University of Maryland, and built a producing career working with roots artists. Switchback roads and mountain churches, moonshine and miners, beauty queens and dreamers -- you get to know them all at a Jeni & Billy concert. You might arrive a stranger, but you'll leave a member of the family.

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Blair Dunlop

on Fri, 12 Jun 2015 at Chesterfield Library Theatre Doors open 7:00pm Concert 7:30pm

A very welcome return visit from Chesterfield's very own Horizon Award winner! Blair, at age 22, is already an accomplished guitarist and singer as well as having great song-writing talent. His style is varied, ranging from thoughtful ballads to upbeat songs, many with a Bluegrass feel.

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Gavin Devenport & Tom Kitching With Solarference

on Fri, 12 Jun 2015 at Exeter Cygnet Theatre 7.30pm

Gavin Davenport & Tom Kitching Gutsy trad folk music with eclectic influences from English traditional to the weirder realms of rock their set bristles with energy and intelligence. with Solarfernce Genre-defying mix of live electronics and traditional folk song

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Declan Sinnott With Vickie Keating

on Fri, 12 Jun 2015 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys doors 7pm

Declan Sinnott has been touring the UK for a number of years alongside Christy Moore, playing to huge audiences at some of the country's most prestigious venues, always billed as Christy Moore and Declan Sinnott. However, until he released his first solo album in 2013 'I Love the Noise it Makes', he had not seized the opportunity to tour solo.

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Folk On

on Fri, 12 Jun 2015 at Bristol St. Mary's Church Yate 7.00pm (doors 6.45pm)

An evening of song for the Parish festival celebrating 100 years of Mothers' Union in Yate, St. Mary's Choir from 7pm and Folk On from 8pm

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Skylark Song Single Launch: 'only A Thought'

on Fri, 12 Jun 2015 at Newcastle Cumberland Arms (Byker) 8.00pm

Roseberry Records are excited to announce the release of North East folk stalwarts Skylark Song's new single 'Only a thought', taken from their hotly anticipated second album. Growing out of a mutual love of warm melodies, close harmonies and an almost Spartan approach to song arrangement, Skylark Song create haunting English folk with a strong contemporary drive. Their music paints evocative and vivid musical landscapes albeit with a more melancholic, bleaker undertone. Described as playing the kind of folk music that feels like it's been constructed from hedgerows and wild flowers they have established themselves as an essential part of the North East Folk scene; and this reputation is spreading further afield. Having released their debut album to critical acclaim (**** R2 Magazine) their new single heralds a shift into the more contemplative and intricately layered world of their new album May the Hunter Retreat (release date tbc). 'Only A Thought' is an ambiguous recollection of the tumultuous journeys we experience through life. Underpinned by deftly picked guitar, wistful harmonies tell a reflective story punctuated by mandolin flourishes. The song alludes to the fleeting nature of existence: it's only a thought. Praise for Skylark Song: Utterly gorgeous this is pretty special The Crack Magazine, July 2013 Exquisite songs.each song is gem **** R2 magazine May 2014 Support comes from nationally renowned country/roots musician Boss Caine and highly talented Newcastle based singer-songwriter Craig Clark.

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Shawn Cuddy

on Fri, 12 Jun 2015 at Soham The Brook 7pm

We welcme back one of the best Irish singers Bar snacks available from 7pm, Show 9pm

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Beoga

on Fri, 12 Jun 2015 at Manchester Chorlton Irish Club 7:30pm

BEOGA (gaelic for "lively") are a five-piece band based in County Antrim, Ireland. Formed in 2002, they have become one of the most popular and influential ensembles in modern Irish Music. Their unique sound features the twin duelling accordions of Damian McKee and multi-instrumentalist Sean Og Graham, pianist Liam Bradley and four times All-Ireland bodhran champion Eamon Murray. In 2005, the lineup was complete, with the addition Niamh Dunne, one of Ireland's premier young talents, on vocals and fiddle.

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Beoga

on Fri, 12 Jun 2015 at Manchester Chorlton Irish Club 7:30pm

BEOGA (gaelic for "lively") are a five-piece band based in County Antrim, Ireland. Formed in 2002, they have become one of the most popular and influential ensembles in modern Irish Music. Their unique sound features the twin duelling accordions of Damian McKee and multi-instrumentalist Sean Og Graham, pianist Liam Bradley and four times All-Ireland bodhran champion Eamon Murray. In 2005, the lineup was complete, with the addition Niamh Dunne, one of Ireland's premier young talents, on vocals and fiddle.

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George Borowski, Gaynor Wilson And Paul Mcgladdery

on Fri, 12 Jun 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:45pm

George Borowski has played with an array of international artists from Meatloaf, Tina Turner, Pixies, Teenage Fanclub through to country icons like Lisa Mills. He's accompanied tonight by wonderful singer Gaynor Wilson and singer songwriter Paul McGladdery. Supported by our high quality house band trio of Palmer, Swinson and Miller

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George Borowski, Gaynor Wilson And Paul Mcgladdery

on Fri, 12 Jun 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:45pm

George Borowski has played with an array of international artists from Meatloaf, Tina Turner, Pixies, Teenage Fanclub through to country icons like Lisa Mills. He's accompanied tonight by wonderful singer Gaynor Wilson and singer songwriter Paul McGladdery. Supported by our high quality house band trio of Palmer, Swinson and Miller

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Taste Africa With Zee Guveya & The Heritage Survival Band

on Fri, 12 Jun 2015 at Manchester Klondyke Club 7:00pm

Levenshulme Food and Drink Festival Launch Party. Come and celebrate with compelling and insistent dance rhythms courtesy of nine-piece Zimbabwean from Harare, Zee Guveya and The Heritage Survival Band,. Live palmwine music with PapaSam Alafia from Freetown, Sierra Leone and a gourmet African fusion buffet prepared by cable-TV chef, Sam Maitland. Early bird tickets @ £15 adults/£7.50 children available until 15.05.15 Advance Tickets @ £20 adults/£10 children available until 10.06.15. Advance Family tickets @ £45 (two adults & two children) by emailing geli@linguafrancamusic.co.uk Limited tickets at a higher price are available on the door

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Taste Africa With Zee Guveya & The Heritage Survival Band

on Fri, 12 Jun 2015 at Manchester Klondyke Club 7:00pm

Levenshulme Food and Drink Festival Launch Party. Come and celebrate with compelling and insistent dance rhythms courtesy of nine-piece Zimbabwean from Harare, Zee Guveya and The Heritage Survival Band,. Live palmwine music with PapaSam Alafia from Freetown, Sierra Leone and a gourmet African fusion buffet prepared by cable-TV chef, Sam Maitland. Early bird tickets @ £15 adults/£7.50 children available until 15.05.15 Advance Tickets @ £20 adults/£10 children available until 10.06.15. Advance Family tickets @ £45 (two adults & two children) by emailing geli@linguafrancamusic.co.uk Limited tickets at a higher price are available on the door ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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Liverpool Acoustic Extra Featuring The Buffalo Riot

on Fri, 12 Jun 2015 at Liverpool The View Two Gallery 7:45pm

Liverpool Acoustic Extra is back at View Two Gallery. Featuring music from The Buffalo Riot, Three Minute Hero and Ade Jackson. Tickets are £5.00 in advance (+50p booking fee) or £6 on the door. The doors open at 7.45pm, music starts at 8.15pm and runs through to 10.45pm. Bar available. Unfortunately the performance space is on the third floor of the View Two Gallery and there is no lift access.

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Peggy Seeger

on Sat, 13 Jun 2015 at Liverpool Capstone Theatre Doors 7.30pm

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Cath And Phil Tyler

on Sat, 13 Jun 2015 at Dungworth The Royal Hotel 7.30pm (tune session) 8-10 (act) 10-11:30 (song se

Standing tickets always available on the night

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Martyn Joseph At Live At The Tithe 2015

on Sat, 13 Jun 2015 at Great Coxwell The Great Barn Doors open 12 noon. Concert starts 7.30pm

Live at the Tithe is a one-day festival of Folk Music, Dancing, story-telling and much more. The culmination of the day is a concert in the magnificent Great Barn with the great Martyn Joseph topping the bill. Martyn will be supported by the dreamy Dave Ellis and Boo Howard. Tickets for the evening concert are £15 each. Entry to all the activities during the day is free.

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Prabhat Rao And Friends

on Sat, 13 Jun 2015 at Wokingham All Saints Church 7.30pm

Wokingham Summer Music Festival opens with an evening of Hindustani Classical music. Born into a musical family in India, vocalist Prabhat Rao is a specialist in the North Indian "Khyal" style. Together with Saleel Tambe (tabla) and Zaheer Abbas (harmonium), he will guide us through an intoxicating evening of Indian Classical music. Under 19s are admitted free, subject to availability

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Peter Knight's Gigspanner

on Sat, 13 Jun 2015 at Cowbridge The Minstrel Room at The Little Shop of Calm Start 7.30pm, Doors open at 7pm

Peter Knight's Gigspanner make a welcome return to The Minstrel Room, as part of their 'Layers of Ages' album launch tour. Gigspanner has been hailed by Songlines magazine as "another milestone in folk's rebirth of cool", although to classify these three virtuoso performers purely as folk musicians is to undersell them by a long chalk A bedrock of British traditional music is to be expected from Steeleye Span's erstwhile legendary fiddle player. But, Gigspanner's musical reach flirts with Eastern European, French, Cajun, African and even Aboriginal influences, transporting audiences on a blistering pace of a musical world tour (Folkcast), prompting Sir Terry Pratchett to write Peter Knight can spin the world on his Bow. Peter has accrued a lifetimes worth of accolades across a career spanning two folk revivals. Martin Carthy, named Peter as one of his 'great teachers' during his acceptance speech (Lifetime Achievement Award) at the recent BBC Folk Awards. Gigspanner's third album has been a long time in the making and is a departure from the Global influences that marked the highly acclaimed 'Lipreading the Poet'. The trio's latest offering is full of atmospheric interpretations of traditional British ballads and tunes. Within Gigspanner, Peter's musicianship is further enhanced by the flawless playing of Roger Flack on Guitar and Vincent Salzfaas on Congas and Djembe. The Trio co-create a depth of multi-textured melody that belies the pared-down instrumental line-up. Exceptional stuff, and not to be missed Noel Harvey, Acoustic Magazine Peter Knight has put together a tight trio with which to let his playing flyGigspanner produce music of intelligently crafted brilliance. Andy Letcher, Songlines Magazine

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Errol Linton's Blues Band

on Sat, 13 Jun 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

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. -------- Three times winner of 'UK Blues Harmonica Player of the year', Errol Linton plays eclectic British blues, but with a nod to his Carribbean heritage. Errol Linton carries the legacy of Little Walter and Sonny Boy Williamson into the twenty first century, moving the genre forward by combining 50s Chicago blues with gentle Jamaican reggae rhythms. He has been featured on radio and TV and his two albums have become British blues milestones, regularly spun on the radio by Andy Kershaw and Paul Jones, and his band was rated by the late Charlie Gillett as one of the UK's greatest live bands. In the words of the late John Walters Errol is as good a Harmonica player as anyone can reasonably hope to become, he is the real Deal. Errol will be accompanied by Adam Blake on guitar and Lance Rose on double bass.

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Shout Collective All African Special W' Namvula & Abdul Tee-jay

on Sat, 13 Jun 2015 at London Jamboree 8pm

THE SHOUT COLLECTIVE PRESENT ALL-AFRICAN SPECIAL LIVE ON STAGE NAMVULA Rising star of the UK African music scene, with her full band. + ABDUL TEE-JAY Solo palm wine set from the Sierra Leonean guitar legend On the Decks: THE SHOUT COLLECTIVE Spinning the finest selection of blues, soul, funk & global sounds £5 in advance: £7 on the door Come and join the Shout Collective for a night of live African sounds, as we welcome Namvula to the stage of Limehouse's speakeasy style music bar Jamboree. Anglo-Zambian singer-songwriter Namvula Rennie is a breath of fresh air on the UK African music scene, a beautiful and very talented vocalist and composer with a sound that's light, rootsy and sometimes poetic. With her debut album Shiwezwa (NMR Records) and live shows getting rave responses from all over, this is a chance to catch her with her full band in full swing! http://www.namvula.com/ Plus we've got the wonderful Sierra Leonean palm wine guitar of Abdul Tee-Jay. Abdul is a veteran of the UK African music scene and leader of the guitar driven dance band Rokoto. Tonight he'll be digging into his West African roots for a solo set of the warm, gently rhythmic palm wine style. http://www.africanmusiciansprofiles.com/abdultj.htm Resident DJs The Shout Collective: AKA Jamie Renton (Chilli Fried/Soulclectica), Joe Cushley (Balling the Jack), Norman Druker, Deb Smith and Aly Prince will be taking the blues back to Africa, out into the big city and anywhere else that feels right for moving and grooving the people. http://www.chillifried.com/the-shout-collective.html#sthash.6LF62Kld.dpbs

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Kismet Cd Launch

on Sat, 13 Jun 2015 at Charlbury Friends Meeting House 7:30pm

Songs and tunes from the new album up close and intimate in the Friends Meeting House.

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Kismet Cd Launch

on Sat, 13 Jun 2015 at Charlbury Friends Meeting House 7:30pm

Songs and tunes from the new album up close and intimate in the Friends Meeting House.

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The Adan Project

on Sat, 13 Jun 2015 at Doncaster Brewery & Tap - Upper Room 7:30pm

The Adan Project is a contemporary folk and world music ensemble founded by Dyzelle Sutherland and Germa Adan. Fusing a variety of styles and musical genres, they perform a mixture of existing music and original works. Their sets are inspired by folk music and a blend of international harmonies which deliver a diverse range of contemporary sounds. The Adan Project's original music draws inspiration from a wide variety of sources. The combination of their Scottish and Haitian heritage is a rich source of influence as are their classical training, their eclectic taste in electro-acoustic music and their wide range of experience.

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The Railsplitters

on Sun, 14 Jun 2015 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors 7pm Show Starts 8pm

From their home in the Colorado Rockies, The Railsplitters have been scaling new heights with a refreshing and charming range of bluegrass and beyond-bluegrass music. For a debut album, The Railsplitters sound remarkably assured, playing with the kind of abandon their live shows are known for. Bringing real depth and formidable talent, this group draws influences from all the greats--from Bill Monroe and Earl Scruggs to modern groups like Uncle Earl and Crooked Still. The Railsplitters are nothing if not enthusiastically bluegrass and contagiously so, with rapid tempos, unusual instrumentals and good-time breakdowns! Using powerful female and male vocals, enchanting harmonies, and masterful instrumentals, The Railsplitters have the kind of raw power that can raise mountains and even a few eyebrows. The Railsplitters' debut album starts off with a nostalgic homage to lead singer Lauren Stovall's hometown of Jackson, Mississippi, 'The City With Soul.' As a singer, Lauren has certainly got soul, and plenty of it! And while Lauren is giving Alison Krauss a run for her money, Peter Sharpe and Dusty Rider are masterfully pickin' the mandolin and banjo (respectively). Lauren, Peter, and Dusty, along with innovative upright bassist Leslie Ziegler, all sing on the album and are now joined by the group's newest member, world class fiddle player, Christine King, who adds to The Railsplitters' impressive songwriting. The Railsplitters have a musical range that sets them apart from other up-and-coming bluegrass bands. Calling on genre influences from Roots/Americana, Country Twang, 50's doo wop, modern pop, and of course, good ol' fashioned Rock 'n' Roll, they've been wowing listeners at home in Colorado and beyond. Since their beginning in early 2012, The Railsplitters have won two major contests: 2012 Pickin' In The Pines in Flagstaff, Arizona and 2013 Rockygrass in Lyons, Colorado! At the core, The Railsplitters are a high energy, bluegrass roots quintet whose vocals soar well above all the blue in the sky. With luminous vocal clarity, unclouded songwriting talent, and exceptional musical range, this high energy group will be growing far beyond Colorado's Front Range in no time!

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John Statz @ The Harrison

on Sun, 14 Jun 2015 at London The Harrison Bar 8:00pm

Colorado-based Americana singer-songwriter John Statz knows how to write an excellent tune, as songwriter and record producer Jeffrey Foucault attests to: John writes songs you can't shake. They follow you around all day and run through your head at 3 am. Open-hearted, horizon-line songs. His latest album, Tulsa, was recorded during an ice storm in chilly Vermont with an all-star band. Tulsa feels like how I was always supposed to make a record. Hunkered down for three days, living and eating with the band, tracking live, all during the raging 'Polar Vortex'. For his first UK tour, Statz will strip back the full-band sound for intimate solo shows that will showcase the strong songwriting that make his music so memorable. Tickets £7 at the door

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Peter Knight's Gigspanner

on Sun, 14 Jun 2015 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

Album Launch Tour It has been a long time in the works, but Gigspanner's riveting new album 'Layers of Ages' sees the band blowing the dust from a collection of well-worn traditional music and song to reveal authentic moments of staggering originality and great beauty. Hailed by Songlines magazine as another milestone in folk's rebirth of cool, Gigspanner present a carefully curated and skilfully narrated program of material that goes beyond the folk genres boundaries by a long chalk. Modern in interpretation yet classical in its virtuosity, it is music that continues to inspire audiences of all leanings, bringing them back for more. Legendary fiddle player Peter Knight (ex Steeleye Span) is joined by Roger Fleck on Guitar and Vincent Salzfaas on Percussion. Peter Knight Can Spin the World on His Bow Sir Terry Pratchett www.gigspanner.com/

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Paul Mccartney: An Acoustic Tribute

on Sun, 14 Jun 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

McCartney's solo output is peppered with gems that arguably stand up to his best work in The Beatles. Birmingham musician David Garside will be performing selections from Sir Paul's huge body of work on guitar and piano with cello accompaniment. You will hear a mix of hits and lesser-known songs stripped back to their bare essentials, celebrating the songwriting genius of a modern-day legend. For more information please visit http://www.davidgarside.com

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Pete Morton At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 14 Jun 2015 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub Doors open around 7:30 pm

Beautifully dexterous singer songwriter. Pete is a songwriter, singer and 'folk rapper' with a wealth of great songs and stage presence. His live shows are dynamic and thought provoking, while remaining approachable and fun loving. 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 Floating World Ensemble - Traditional Japanese Music

on Sun, 14 Jun 2015 at Wokingham All Saints Church 7.30pm

Clive Bell is a leading performer on the shakuhachi, the Japanese bamboo flute, the instrument of choice for Zen monks. He is joined by Keiko Kitamura on koto, the Japanese thirteen-stringed zither. Keiko Kitamura achieved the status of Ikuta master in 2001. She is now based in the UK and has worked extensively with a variety of traditional Japanese and contemporary Western musicians. Highlight performances to date include the London Olympics opening ceremony, Glastonbury Festival, Ronnie Scotts and Kings Place, as well as performing for BBC Radio 3. Clive Bell has travelled extensively in Japan, Thailand, Laos and Bali, researching music and meeting local practitioners. In 2011 he played with Jah Wobble at Ronnie Scott's and the Glastonbury Festival, and toured the UK with Mugenkyo Taiko drummers (contemporary Japanese drumming). Clive is the shakuhachi player on Karl Jenkins's album Requiem on EMI Classics, and the final two Harry Potter movies. His shakuhachi playing was featured in a live solo session on Radio 3's Late Junction, and in 2013 on Radio 3's In Tune. Under 19s are admitted free, subject to availability

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Fabian Holland

on Sun, 14 Jun 2015 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

Fabian Holland is a songwriter who gets right to the heart of the human condition in a disarmingly subtle way. Less than 18 months after releasing his widely applauded self-titled debut CD, the canal boat-dwelling musician is back with A Day Like Tomorrow, an album of nine compelling original songs segueing seamlessly with strong interpretations of two traditional tracks and further showcasing his distinctive voice and outstanding guitar playing. Unusual teamwork features in this classy release with the introduction of edgy drums, percussion and vocals from the acclaimed Fred Claridge, nurturing a rich, powerful sound and a rare pairing on the roots scene. Lyrically evocative , sometimes moody and melancholic, Holland's unadorned music has a flip side of songs of upbeat, wry humour but always acutely observed - songs of people and places, strangers and kin, human frailties and foiblessensitive sonic snapshots producing perfect visual imagery, by turns unsettling and reassuring.

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Maurizio Minardi Trio

on Sun, 14 Jun 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time.

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- An electrifying trio led by pianist/accordionist Maurizio Minardi with Shirley Smart on cello and Nick Pini on Bass. Weaving toegther jazz, folk and minialist classical music - together with some breathtaking tangos this will be an evening of sublime and interesting music. Maurizio Minardi moved to London from Italy in 2008., and has since established himself as a leading pianist and accordionist on the jazz scene. He performs regularly with many artists including Antonio Forcione, Carmen Souza, Royal Shakespeare Company, Melange ensemble, Georgia Mancio, Gabrielle Ducomble as well as leading his own Quartet. Maurizio has played at many festivals in the UK and Europe, including the Kings Place Festival (UK), Rye International Festival, Hull Jazz Festival, (UK) Acordeoes do Mundo (PT), Caldas Nice Jazz (PT), Umbria Jazz (IT) and at many venues including Pizza Express Jazz Club, the Royal Albert Hall Ignite Series, the National Theatre Foyer, upstairs at Ronnie Scott's, the Apollo Hammersmith, the Vortex and Blue Note Poznan (PL). He has also performed on BBC London and Jazz FM. Maurizio's style is reminiscent of Nino Rota, Yann Tiersen, Rene Aubry and Michael Nyman.

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Concert- European Jewish Choral Festival

on Sun, 14 Jun 2015 at London West London Synagogue 7.00pm

The Zemel Choir, the UK's leading mixed voice Jewish Choir and celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2015, will be hosting the 4th European Jewish Choral Festival from the 11th-14th June in London. In addition to the Zemel Choir, the Festival will include a further 5 choirs from France, Germany, Italy, and the Ukraine. These choirs are Ensemble Choral Copernic, Leipzig Synagogal Chor, Synagogal Ensemble Berlin, Coro Hakol, and Varnitshkes. The Festival will conclude with a Gala Concert at West London Synagogue. Purchase of a ticket for the Gala Concert also entitles you to attend a choir to choir concert on 11th June at the Holiday Inn Hotel Wembley at 7.00pm-please email tickets@zemelchoir.org if you also intent to attend the Thursday concert

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Reg Meuross With Special Guest Jess Vincent

on Sun, 14 Jun 2015 at Doncaster Brewery & Tap - Upper Room 4:00pm

True troubadour Reg Meuross, winner of Folk Words best album 2014 and Fatea Magazine best male vocal 2013, accompanied by special guest Wiltshire singer songwriter Jess Vincent. As well as being strong solo artists, the pair have also been writing & performing together often for 4 years now, after Reg spotted Jess at a Festival and was immediately struck by her distinctive voice and her songwriting, which reminded him of his own. Their voices, lyric writing, storytelling and musicianship combine enchantingly in intimate and captivating performance, with guitar, dulcimer, shruti box and baritone ukulele. Folk with an occasional thread of Americana and a whole lot of soul. Magnificent powerful and moving Pete Townshend

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Ryan Mcgarvey

on Mon, 15 Jun 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors 8pm, music 8.30 - 11pm

His 3rd time playing for the Haven Club, Ryan has, in a relatively short amount of time, not only gained an international fan base, but admiration from his personal idols as well. In the past few years of Ryan's career he has had the honour, and the pleasure of sharing the bill with such top name acts as Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, B.B. King, Joe Bonamassa, Gov't Mule, and many, many more. His debut CD release "Forward In Reverse" reached the top 20 (out of over 200,000 Artist's CD's) on the best sellers list on CDBaby.com (The worlds largest online independent distributor). With rave reviews complimenting everything from his fiery guitar chops, which range from everything from delta slide to heavy rock, his unique vocals, or mature songwriting skills, Ryan McGarvey's live shows will leave you breathless and wanting more.

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Ryan Mcgarvey

on Mon, 15 Jun 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors 8pm, music 8.30 - 11pm

His 3rd time playing for the Haven Club, Ryan has, in a relatively short amount of time, not only gained an international fan base, but admiration from his personal idols as well. In the past few years of Ryan's career he has had the honour, and the pleasure of sharing the bill with such top name acts as Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, B.B. King, Joe Bonamassa, Gov't Mule, and many, many more. His debut CD release "Forward In Reverse" reached the top 20 (out of over 200,000 Artist's CD's) on the best sellers list on CDBaby.com (The worlds largest online independent distributor). With rave reviews complimenting everything from his fiery guitar chops, which range from everything from delta slide to heavy rock, his unique vocals, or mature songwriting skills, Ryan McGarvey's live shows will leave you breathless and wanting more.

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Owlsworld Presents - Vancouvers "blackberry Wood"

on Mon, 15 Jun 2015 at Sarratt The Cock Inn 8pm

Circus Swing from Vancouver http://www.blackberrywoodmusic.com Blackberry Wood are back in the UK for another of their crazy Circus Swing tours, last time they came to the UK they played at the Cock Inn and the Rickmansworth Canal Festival and they went down so well they almost blow the roof off the tent! so we had to get them back and I'm sure their visit in June will be a sold out show. https://www.facebook.com/blackberrywood Blackberry Wood is a Foot Stompin' Barn shakin' alt-Country Gypsy Circus band!!! LOVE!!! The Old Barn @ The Coq Inn Church Lane, Sarratt WD3 6HH www.cockinn.net/ Doors Open at 7.30pm. Live Music 8.30pm - till 11.00pm For more info email owlsworld@gmail.com or call 07775 526 881 Tickets: Door £10 or £8 pre-booked from We Got Tickets www.wegottickets.com/owlsworld (booking fees apply) or PayPal Tickets (commission free) Via website www.owlsworld.co.uk

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Stick In The Wheel And Laura Smyth & Ted Kemp

on Mon, 15 Jun 2015 at London Green Note Doors Open 7:00pm, Live Music Starts 8:30pm

Stick in the Wheel are from London and play traditional roots music. They record to the sound of sirens and birdsong in their long-rented East End front rooms. The band's latest EP includes two traditional folk songs alongside two of their own. Written, performed and recorded in situ, the music is as raw and authentic as it comes, capturing a culture that is rapidly disappearing, and is at times brutally honest and grabbing. SITW began as a project stripping back songs to their bare components, eschewing polished production for the immediacy of the moment. The songs had to speak for themselves, without ornament. The importance of their own culture and past became a catalyst for making aggressively raw recordings, using traditional material, and to inform their original writing. Their intent is not to perform folk music as bland retroism, or empty nostalgia, but as a voice linking now to then. Laura Smyth and Ted Kemp perform traditional songs from England and beyond, with special attention given to their respective homes in the North West and East Anglia. While placing a great value on unaccompanied solo and harmony singing, they also accompany themselves on English concertina, 5-string banjo, cello, and guitar and are sometimes joined by fiddler, Laurel Swift. Laura and Ted interpret and deliver their music with a reverence for traditional performers and source material, taking influence from the classic folk revival performers of the 60s and 70s, whilst achieving a style that is very much their own.

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The Rheingans Sisters

on Mon, 15 Jun 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

The Rheingans Sisters are Rowan and Anna Rheingans, who are primarily fiddle players and singers. Incorporating traditions from across Scandinavia, Britain and America, they play both traditional and contemporary folk music. Between them, they additionally play banjo, english concertina, cello and bansitar, and use these to create a distinctive experimental tone to their music. "The best music is played in the moment, when the musicians are leaning into each other and outside of themselves. [Glad Gold Hearts] is a lovely, evocative piece of work. (Bruce Molsky). "A duo of considerable abilities and imaginations to match"(* * * * Songlines) " Their fiddles are right in your face and the soul of the music palpable "( fFroots) " Bold, fearless, honest, fiddle-driven folk, rich in Scandinavian, American and English influences" ( Proper Music)

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Attic Folk Sessions: James Blackshaw, The Gentle Good & Toby Hay

on Mon, 15 Jun 2015 at Cardiff 10 Feet Tall 7:30pm

We feel privileged to welcome a simply stunning lineup of outstanding talent to Attic Folk Sessions in June, with the captivating, arresting melodic, longform, 12 string folk talent of James Blackshaw headlining. Starting out with earlier, long works that feel measured and intensely thought out but deeply felt across their modal arpeggios, he developed an utterly unique and recognisable kind of epic style that turns folk into something closely feeling like intricately picked post-rock at points - recalling the fingerstyle of artists like Jack Rose & John Fahey. Broadening his instrumental palette over time, his works have become expansive and expressive and included more playful works on recently album Summoning Suns, but never foregoing the mix of experimental and carefully cultivated skill that've been there since the start. To add to that, we are just as lucky to welcome the well travelled, gorgeous instrumentation, poignant melodies and culturally rich Folk of The Gentle Good. Weaving dark stories and enchanting tragic folk songs, he is one of Cardiff's most outstanding and respected musicians. That Gareth, lead songwriter and singer took up a 6 week residency in Chengdu, China in 2011 to explore Chinese Folk music & literature, should be testament to his artistic curiosity - adding to folk forms skillfully as he plays. Alongside them, we also welcome the wonderful, majestic guitar compositions of Toby Hay. JAMES BLACKSHAW - http://jamesblackshaw.tumblr.com/ THE GENTLE GOOD - http://www.thegentlegood.com/ TOBY HAY - http://tobyhay.com/

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An Audience Without Jake Thackray - Featuring John Watterson

on Tue, 16 Jun 2015 at Burnsall Village Hall 8pm. Doors open 7pm

John Watterson is the UK's foremost performer of the songs of the genius that was Jake Thackray. An Audience without Jake Thackray is a heartfelt celebration of the life and work of the late Leeds-born singer-songwriter who influenced artists as diverse as Ralph McTell, Jarvis Cocker and the Arctic Monkeys. His wonderfully humorous, satirical and gloriously un-PC songs, including Bantam Cock and Brother Gorilla are brought back to life with a warmth and musical skill that have delighted audiences all over the country.. As Mike Harding said If we can't have Jake back, John is the next best thing.

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An Audience Without Jake Thackray - Featuring John Watterson

on Tue, 16 Jun 2015 at Burnsall Village Hall 8pm. Doors open 7pm

John Watterson is the UK's foremost performer of the songs of the genius that was Jake Thackray. An Audience without Jake Thackray is a heartfelt celebration of the life and work of the late Leeds-born singer-songwriter who influenced artists as diverse as Ralph McTell, Jarvis Cocker and the Arctic Monkeys. His wonderfully humorous, satirical and gloriously un-PC songs, including Bantam Cock and Brother Gorilla are brought back to life with a warmth and musical skill that have delighted audiences all over the country.. As Mike Harding said If we can't have Jake back, John is the next best thing.

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New Roots Presents.... Tammy Payne + Adam Beattie + Lucas And King

on Tue, 16 Jun 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. Music @ 8pm.

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- New Roots presents.... Tammy Payne/ Adam Beattie/ Lucas and King Smith & Mighty collaborator, Twisted Nerve recording artist, and a contender for the finest jazz voice in the UK today, TAMMY PAYNE's career to date has included collaborations with Geoff Barrow, John Parrish and the Bristol supergroup that was TAMCO. TAMCO have now morphed into a just released solo album 'Viva Outsider' made with the combined talents of drummer Dylan Howe (The Blockheads ),bassist Jim Barr (Get The Blessing/ Portishead ), keyboard player Dan Moore (Pee Wee Ellis, Rodriguez, Marc Ford ) and guitarist Neil Smith (The Liftmen). The album mixes soul, jazz and folk influences with a hazy sixties psychedelia never far from the edges. Described by All About Jazz as '..outstanding, Payne is exceptionally soulful, with a storyteller's gift for immersing ferself in the tales she's telling'. One of the finest soul and jazz singers that the UK has produced in the past two decades ****BBC ONLINE Kevin Le Gendre Scots troubadour ADAM BEATTIE's noir folk blues combines a dark edge with a big heart that never fails to move an audience. These days he's also bringing influences from old-time jazz, swing and parlour songs into his sound, though still never straying far from the deep and rich flavours of the folk, blues and jazz stew cooked by the likes of Waits and Dylan over the last decade LUCAS & KING are a truly exciting new young duo emerging from Brighton. Songs of exceptional craft and depth pull influence from classic folk and American roots sources, delivered with the spine-tingling, unforgettable voice of Bo Lucas and perfectly judged guitar accompaniment from Hayleigh King.

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Jim Causley

on Tue, 16 Jun 2015 at Wokingham All Saints Church 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 Westcountry. His recording debut came in 2005 as part of Martyn Wyndham-Read's 'Song Links II' project (Fellside) which linked English Traditional songs with their American variants. That same year he released his first solo album; 'Fruits of the Earth' (WildGoose) and was nominated for Best Newcomer at the 2006 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Causley received further acclaim for his work as part of a cappella trio; The Devil's Interval whose album 'Blood & Honey' (WildGoose) also received another BBC Folk Award nomination in 2007. As one third of The Devil's Interval he toured with Waterson:Carthy for seven consecutive years as part of their annual Frost & Fire Christmas show and joined them in the studio for on their last album 'Holy Heathens and the Old Green Man' (Topic). He then went on to collaborate with the rebellious Essex ceilidh band 'Mawkin' to form Mawkin:Causley whose albums received excellent reviews and their highly energetic live shows brought them yet more plaudits. Since then Causley has recorded with several respected artists including Show of Hands, John McCusker and David Rotheray of Beautiful South fame. In recent years, projects have included touring with Steve Knightley and Kate Rusby. Causley's latest solo project was creating an album of poems written by his relative, the late Charles Causley, which Jim had set to music and recorded in Causley senior's cottage to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the death of this celebrated Cornish poet. Under 19s are admitted free, subject to availability

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Saul Rose & James Delarre Upstairs At Shakespeares

on Wed, 17 Jun 2015 at Sheffield Shakespeare's Pub Doors at 7:30PM, Music starts at 8PM

James and Saul first met at Sidmouth Folk Week in 2007. They were brought together as part of a band to play music for the dance troupe Morris Offspring and they have Laurel Swift to thank for bringing them together. After a punishing week of morning workshops and all day and evening performances with the troupe they had become firm friends. They continued to play for Morris Offspring for the next couple of years, met up regularly to play the night away in the infamous Cockle Shed and shared the stage in 2009/10 with Jim Moray when Saul replaced Nick Cooke in his band. Every time they meet the music flows and the pair have finally come out as a duo in 2012 with a demo on the way and an album planned. James plays with Mawkin and Jim Moray Saul plays with Faustus, Whapweasel, Random and Ruth Notman Their Debut album, Cabin Fever is out now. You can listen to excerpts via http://saulrosejamesdelarre.bandcamp.com/ Tickets £10/£8.50+BF in Advance. £12 on the door.

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Saul Rose & James Delarre Upstairs At Shakespeares

on Wed, 17 Jun 2015 at Sheffield Shakespeare's Pub Doors at 7:30PM, Music starts at 8PM

James and Saul first met at Sidmouth Folk Week in 2007. They were brought together as part of a band to play music for the dance troupe Morris Offspring and they have Laurel Swift to thank for bringing them together. After a punishing week of morning workshops and all day and evening performances with the troupe they had become firm friends. They continued to play for Morris Offspring for the next couple of years, met up regularly to play the night away in the infamous Cockle Shed and shared the stage in 2009/10 with Jim Moray when Saul replaced Nick Cooke in his band. Every time they meet the music flows and the pair have finally come out as a duo in 2012 with a demo on the way and an album planned. James plays with Mawkin and Jim Moray Saul plays with Faustus, Whapweasel, Random and Ruth Notman Their Debut album, Cabin Fever is out now. You can listen to excerpts via http://saulrosejamesdelarre.bandcamp.com/ Tickets £10/£8.50+BF in Advance. £12 on the door.

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Martin Simpson - Album Launch

on Wed, 17 Jun 2015 at London Kings Place starts at 7.30pm

Comprising three of Britain's finest musicians and interpreters of songs and tunes, each member of this trio is an acknowledged virtuoso in their own right. Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting and Nancy Kerr have come together for the joy of playing and exploring the possibilities of music together, after appearing together on stages in various combinations over recent years and thoroughly enjoying it! New collaborative album Murmurs will be released on Topic Records on 8 June 2015. Nancy Kerr has been a major part of the acoustic music scene since she was a teenager and has always been a distinctive and impressive talent, turning heads everywhere she's played or sung. She is currently part of an award winning duo with her husband, James Fagan, and also one quarter of the Melrose Quartet and a key member of The Full English band, both nominated for BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2014. Nancy has previously been nominated for the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Original Song, acknowledging her superb song-writing skills. She is a multi-instrumentalist of rare and astonishing talent as well a beautiful and joyful singer. She is one of the shining stars in the British music firmament and going from strength to strength with every new challenge she takes on. Andy Cutting is an extraordinary musician. A master of the diatonic accordion and most other squeezeboxes, he is a superbly sensitive accompanist, a writer of beautiful and thrilling tunes, a highly in-demand band member and a sublime solo performer. His list of recording credits and sessions reads like a Who's Who of acoustic music both in the UK and abroad, and he has played live with The Who, Roger Daltry and Sting, amongst others. Along with other young players in the 80s/90s, he helped change the face of British folk music; his work in a duo with Chris Wood and as a member of the mighty, Blowzabella, helped popularise French-Canadian and European music both here and abroad. Andy has toured extensively in the past with Martin Simpson, who always says that playing music with Andy Cutting is his favourite thing to do. Martin Simpson is a multi-award winning musician, singer and songwriter who has worked with Bonnie Raitt, Richard Hawley, Jackson Brown, June Tabor, Richard Thompson and many more, as well as being a world-renowned performer in his own right. He was a notable virtuoso in his early teens and his partnership with June Tabor in the 70s and 80s brought him to the attention of a much wider audience and led to him being courted by the world of rock and roll, which he sidestepped. Twenty years living in the USA exposed him to a whole range of music, which he absorbed like a sponge, and since living back in the UK he has gone from strength to strength. He has often said that playing music with likes of Andy and Nancy makes him a better player and in this trio he will be mainly playing guitars and banjos, singing and grinning from ear to ear. (Martin Simpson) Nominated for Musician of the Year and for Best Album with 'Vagrant Stanzas' BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014 'One of the virtuoso instrumentalists of the English music scene' 'Sounds better than ever' ★★★★ The Guardian 'Simpson has become a fine interpreter of traditional and other songs, as well as a notable writer of his own.' The Times

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Kathryn Williams

on Wed, 17 Jun 2015 at York Black Swan Inn 7:30pm

Kathryn Williams releases a brand new album of songs inspired by Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar: 'Hypoxia' will be released via One Little Indian on the 15th June. The project's origins came in 2013 when Kathryn received a call from New Writing North asking if she would accept an open commission to write something about Plath for the Durham Book Festival's celebration of her life and work, commemorating the 50th Anniversary of The Bell Jar's publication. Excited, but also somewhat intimidated by the prospect, Kathryn quickly realised that trying to write song lyrics for poems without using the actual poems or referencing them was going to be nigh on impossible, and -as time passed - what had seemed like a gift of making her own brief, turned to dread and foreboding as she desperately tried to find a way into the material. Momentarily stuck, Kathryn began what was to be a revelatory re-reading of The Bell Jar (which she hadn't read since her teens): What I wasn't prepared for was the muscular writing. The shocking, brutal honesty. The modernness. Thinking about a woman writing this 50 years ago was astounding. Struck by the book's protagonist, and with a note of relief, the brief to write about the characters and themes in the book came into clear focus. In October of last year, Kathryn performed five original songs inspired by The Bell Jar at Durham Town Hall - alongside writer Andrew Wilson reading from his (then forthcoming) book 'Mad Girl's Love Song - Sylvia Plath and Life Before Ted' it was a surreal experience to share these songs that felt like secrets, she says of the show. But things didn't end there Kathryn found she was unable to escape the lure of the book's characters and continued to write songs 'for' the book over the next year (This strange little cuckoo that had pushed my other records out of the way was demanding to be fed.). Finally, with 8 songs ready, Kathryn enlisted the help of friend and collaborator Ed Harcourt who produced and engineered the album, also co-writing a ninth song, 'Cuckoo', into the bargain. Sonically the album utilises textures first explored by Kathryn on her Adrian Utley produced project, 'The Pond' (2011). There are surprises to be found here too, like the dramatic glam rock guitars that suddenly erupt in lead single 'Mirrors' and in Kathryn's deliciously idiosyncratic lyrics & delivery her gentle voice loaded with an underlying edge and steeliness that has never seemed more apposite. To celebrate the release of her new album, Kathryn is playing a run of intimate shows around the Uk. https://www.facebook.com/KathrynWilliamsMusic http://kathrynwilliams.co.uk/

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Ock.n Dough

on Wed, 17 Jun 2015 at Earls Barton Working Mens Club 8.00pm

Northamptonshire band Ock'n'Dough are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year and are appearing as part of the Earls Barton Festival. Quite simply they are the only Anglo-Latvian Zydecajun Ceilidh Band in existence and play everything from locally collected folk songs to Cajun and American roots music. a fun night guaranteed.

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Kristin Mcclement

on Wed, 17 Jun 2015 at London Green Note Doors@ 7pm. Pls see greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Folklore presents... KRISTIN MCCLEMENT + SUPPORT "Inventive, weighty pop music which dazzles, shimmers and glows exquisitely in the cold light of the day." - Gold Flake Paint Brighton based musician Kristin McClement has lived many lives before finding herself on the shores of Southern England. Born in South Africa, the daughter of a Classics teacher and a carburetor repairman, Kristin spent her early years travelling through both arid and tropical lands as her family looked for work. Kristin moved to England aged thirteen and it was around this time that she picked up her first nylon string guitar and began writing songs. She caught the attention of the local folk scene while studying Fine Art in Brighton and after a handful of early performances was eagerly adopted by The Willkommen Collective (The Leisure Society, Eyes & No Eyes, Sons of Noel & Adrian, etc). Kristin's music is born of two separate worlds; the vast shape shifting landscape of her childhood South Africa engraved with the melancholic romance of old England's sacred woodland, rivers and valleys. Whilst studying Kristin met cellist Becca Mears (Peggy Sue, The Mariner's Children, Eyes & No Eyes) and drummer/percussionist Tom Heather (Rachael Dadd, Sons of Noel & Adrian, Eyes & No Eyes). As former art school friends the group helped develop Kristin's sound and their unorthodox ideas and approaches are a core element of the album. The Wild Grips refers to our wild nature and Kristin's reaction to it as a songwriter. Hidden behind the glance of every stranger lies the struggle to make sense of these troubling times. What can we pull from the rubble of our modern world? she asks. Her songs invoke a sense that there must be something more meaningful beyond the windows of our offices, shopping centres and rented houses. The album reflects a mood of displacement that comes from being adrift in an unwelcoming world. But there is also a call for help and a reach for hope. The acceptance of our fragile nature and the cycles of life and death are recurring themes. So too is the animal urge, our primal desires and an exploration of how unrequited love can lead to a path of obsession. What ultimately holds The Wild Grips together is its perspective that nature is all powerful yet we will forever seek to defy it. Produced by Christian Hardy of The Leisure Society, The Wild Grips is a wide-eyed rendering of modern folk song where the acoustic and the electronic rub alongside. Whilst making the album, Kristin and the band were influenced as much by artists like PJ Harvey and Portishead as they were by the 'pure' sounds of Leonard Cohen/Nico and Nick Drake. Essentially a collection of personal ballads, the songs connect closest with an audience already familiar with the history of alternative folk music but will hopefully ignite a broader appeal thanks to their powerful and thoughtful delivery. Kristin has played to audiences throughout the UK and Europe and currently performs with drummer and multi-instrumentalist Julian Owen (Bunty, Spacenoid).

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Album Launch: 'only Ever' By Færies

on Wed, 17 Jun 2015 at Hemel Hempstead The Boxmoor Hall doors 7pm for 7.30pm start - 11pm Finish

Album Launch: 'Only Ever' by Færies FB Events Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/414614352046788/ Færies come in all shapes and sizes. We come with a guitar to play, a rug and a couple of cushions to sit on, and some little songs to sing. We would love for as many people as possible to join us in launching our debut album 'Only Ever', where you will also find performances from guest acts: Adam Barnes Sophie Ray Jennie Joy We will be there on the night to welcome you all and sign copies! Tickets are £6.00 and include a free copy of the album! PLEASE NOTE THIS VENUE DOES NOT HAVE WHEELCHAIR ACCESS

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What's Ya Culture?!

on Wed, 17 Jun 2015 at London 93 Feet East, Brick Lane 7:30pm

We're proud to announce our Label Launch/ Debut EP release of SoLA as we present: "What's Ya Culture?!". We bring two of the funkiest, most interesting bands in London together for a night of quality music. Foukura Records presents: - SoLA: https://soundcloud.com/sola-ldn - Sister Wanzala: https://soundcloud.com/sisterwanzala (More artists to come!!!) See you there!

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Ryan Mcgarvey

on Thu, 18 Jun 2015 at Worthing Pier Doors open 7pm Show starts 8pm

Ryan McGarvey has in a relatively short amount of time not only gained an international fan base, but admiration from his personal idols as well. In the past few years of Ryan's career he has had the honour, and the pleasure of sharing the bill with such top name act's as Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, B.B. King, Joe Bonamassa, Gov't Mule, and many, many more. His debut CD release "Forward In Reverse" reached the top 20 (out of over 200,000 Artist's CD's) on the best sellers list on CDBaby.com (The world's largest online independent distributor). With rave reviews complimenting everything from his fiery guitar chops, which range from everything from delta slide to heavy rock, his unique vocals, or mature song writing skills, Ryan McGarvey's live shows will leave you breathless and wanting more. Absorbing influences from everything from early delta blues, to classic hard rock, to more contemporary blues/rock artists of today. A life changing accomplishment occurred in 2010, when Ryan was personally asked by Eric Clapton from over 4000+ artists from around the world to perform at his Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago. From 2011-2012 Ryan & his Band embarked on multiple, extensive, and very successful European tours to rave reviews, and endless requests for returns. In 2013 Ryan received the prestigious award of "Best New Talent" in the notorious Guitar Player Magazine. Don't miss your chance to catch him in this intimate venue!

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The Burning Hell

on Thu, 18 Jun 2015 at Cardiff The Full Moon 7:30pm

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Pierre Bensusan

on Thu, 18 Jun 2015 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7.30pm

The Mozart of Guitar is back in the UK. Over the past 40 years, finger style acoustic guitar virtuoso Pierre Bensusan has taken his unique blend of world, Celtic, jazz and folk inspired music to all corners of the globe. Winner of the 2014 Independent Music Award in the Live Performance Album category for his triple live album "Encore", Pierre is recognized as one of the great guitar players of the 21st century. Described as a 'genius' by the likes of Jon Gomm and Melody Maker, immortalised by the tune 'Bensusan' written in tribute by the late Michael Hedges, and referenced as an important inspiration to many other great musicians, Pierre Bensusan is a one-of-a-kind artist whose music transcends genre and time. How the guitar would want to sound if it could play itself in Pierre's music there is an uninhibited sense of musical freedom and expression, a sense of something both playful and serious, otherworldly yet right here right now. His "manner" of playing defies classification - crossing world, classical, jazz, traditional, folk and more. None can be isolated as simply World Music, Celtic, "Arabic" or French; rather, they represent our world in its current state, a world sharing itself, fusing cultures together in ways we have never experienced. Not to be missed!

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Beck Sian And Jonathan Kershaw

on Thu, 18 Jun 2015 at Chichester The Chichester Inn Doors 8pm

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Boo Hewerdine

on Thu, 18 Jun 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Boo Hewerdine is widely regarded as a songwriting legend, an artist with a musical CV of international collaborations and hit songs that stretch over two decades and many genres. In the 80s and 90s he fronted cult group The Bible (Honey Be Good, Graceland) and then went on to write and work with a wide range of artists including Eddi Reader, KD Lang, Natalie Imbruglia, Chris Difford ,Justin Currie (Del Amitri), Heidi Talbot, John McCusker, Kris Drever, Brian Kennedy and The Corrs. As well as producing excellent albums including 'Eddi Reader Sings The Songs Of Robert Burns', Chris Difford's 'The Last Temptation Of Chris' and Heidi Talbot's 'In Love And Light', Boo's solo live shows are a magical mix of fantastic music, great stories and beautiful lyrics.

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The Treacherous Orchestra

on Thu, 18 Jun 2015 at London Cecil Sharp House Doors Open 7:30pm, Live Music Starts 8:00pm

Nominated in the BEST GROUP Category for the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2013 The Treacherous Orchestra story is one of many strands, a tale told spanning the length and breadth of Scotland. An un-definable collective force fusing people, concepts, styles and influences, shaping a musical supergroup that defies description. From the North to the South, East to the West they came, converging in the musical melting-pot of Glasgow, trading ideas over beers and playing music with ferocity, verve and passion. This is a tale of musical origins These roots and strands the essence of the band are the stories of the members themselves, all emerging from their own musical habitat and adding their own distinctive identity. The band is composed of seasoned musicians who are already treading notable paths and reaching international recognition with other bands as performers, arrangers and composers. Those bands that have gone before them, the likes of Martyn Bennett's Cuilinn Music, Wolfstone, Peatbog Faeries, Shooglenifty and Salsa Celtica tell the tale of a country full of bright musical minds, ideas, innovation and evolution. It is a tale that continues with the rise of this epic Orchestra.

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Kelly Oliver + Tobias Ben Jacob And Lukas Drinkwater

on Thu, 18 Jun 2015 at Leicester The Musician Doors 8.00pm

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Forest Folk And Roots With Gerry Colvin

on Thu, 18 Jun 2015 at Cranfield The College Arms 7pm

Forest Folk and Roots present Gerry Colvin with support from Rhys Kirkman

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Forest Folk And Roots With Gerry Colvin

on Thu, 18 Jun 2015 at Cranfield The College Arms 7pm

Forest Folk and Roots present Gerry Colvin with support from Rhys Kirkman

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Kathryn Williams

on Thu, 18 Jun 2015 at Manchester International Anthony Burgess Foundation 7:00pm

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Jess Morgan + Nicky Schrire

on Thu, 18 Jun 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ JESS MORGAN is an artist who is out there - seeing the world, pushing it through her pen and into her music. Expect cinematic, inventive songs with wild stories and bold themes from this young British singersongwriter as well as the steely nerve of an artist carving a name for herself both as writer of touching contemporary folk songs but a performer who stands out from the pack. Jess will release a brand new EP in June of this year and will be proud to unveil 'The Bournemouth EP' tonight at Green Note. In 2014 her full length album 'Langa Langa' burst with a wind-fall of vibrant songs driven by a rhythmic and sensitive guitar and vocal combo. Langa Langa achieved widespread acclaim attracting the ears of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show, Bob Harris Sunday, BBC 6 Music, Folk Radio UK, R2, Uncut and The Telegraph, helping to set this singer-songwriter apart as "something truly special." (Folk Radio UK). Songs from Langa Langa as well as Jess Morgan's previous independent releases helped to win her attention at the 2015 Folk Alliance International conference in Kansas City. Jess attended and showcased at FAI after a month long US roadtrip where she also played shows in New York and Nashville. "musicianship dovetails well with her clever and understated songwriting" - The Telegraph "gorgeous country folk" - The Guardian "inventive and poignant" - R2 Magazine ------------------------------------------------------------------ "a remarkable talent... Her voice is a bell, a curve of pliant sound, a personality, a vessel for great songs. " - PopMatters "A number of the more and most intelligent female vocalists come to mind-Mia Doi Todd, Tori Amos, Kimiko Itoh, Lorraine Feather, Norma Winstone, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, etc.-in Schrire's work." - FAME London-born, South African-raised vocalist and songwriter NICKY SCHRIRE celebrates the release of her new EP "An Education". After five years in New York, where Schrire spent time honing her jazz skills and touring North America, South Africa, the UK and Ireland as a jazz musician, she realised her creative focus was shifting towards the folk tradition of telling stories, rather than compositions overflowing with jazz complexities. Following the release of three jazz albums, Schrire earned comparisons to songwriters like Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez and Mary Chapin Carpenter. With this encouragement, she bought a guitar, left New York, and spent two months in Cape Town writing new songs and teaching herself how to play. "An Education" is her first foray into pure singer-songwriter mode and the result is a personal travelogue that is both intelligently woven while being emotionally rich. She will be joined by cellist James Douglas, known for his work with singer/composer Laura Mvula.

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Well Hung Heart Plus Dave Arcari

on Thu, 18 Jun 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors 8pm, music 8.30 - 11pm

WELL HUNG HEART - Packed with youthful arrogance at a blues-laced crossroads between The Kills & early Stooges..." is a pretty good description of Well Hung Heart and when you look at their list of influences it explains the reason why they are pretty well indefinable! Howling Wolf, Jimi Hendrix, T-Rex, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Ike & Tina, ZZ Top, The Violent Femmes, The Beastie Boys, Missy Elliot, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC,Albert King, BB King, Rage Against the Machine, Nirvana, Leadbelly, The Rolling Stones, Sir Elton John, Motorhead, PJ Harvey, Peaches, Liz Phair, Sonic Youth, Lou Reed, Damon Albarn, N.E.R.D, The Pixies,and everything from Motown and Soul!! ▶ www.wellhungheart.com ▶ youtube.com/wellhungheart

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Enda Kenny

on Thu, 18 Jun 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

Enda is an Irish-born singer / songwriter living in Australia. His thoughtful songs have struck a chord with audiences across the antipodes and increasingly in Britain too and his live shows are always mem-orable and spiced with good humour as we found when he gave us a brief floor spot one night last year. We are delighted that he could take this gig at short notice after previously listed guest David Francey had to cancel for health reasons.

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Enda Kenny

on Thu, 18 Jun 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

Enda is an Irish-born singer / songwriter living in Australia. His thoughtful songs have struck a chord with audiences across the antipodes and increasingly in Britain too and his live shows are always mem-orable and spiced with good humour as we found when he gave us a brief floor spot one night last year. We are delighted that he could take this gig at short notice after previously listed guest David Francey had to cancel for health reasons.

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James Riley

on Thu, 18 Jun 2015 at Manchester Gullivers 7:30pm

We are delighted to be working with James Riley, as he brings his Back From Nashville tour to Manchester, for a show at the Lounge at Gullivers on Thursday 18th June. Support for the evening comes from Manchester based singer-songwriter, Richard Lomax, with one more act to be added. James Riley Last November, London-born singer-songwriter James Riley lost a coin-toss in a greasyspoon café in Deptford and moved to Nashville, Tennessee. Though relocating to the home ofcountry music on a whim might seem a brash move, it was one that this 27-year old yarnspinnerand experimental blender of bluegrass & soul had secretly hoped he'd make eversince he first heard the sound of Hank Williams crooning through his parent's 8-track. James has always travelled far and wide in search of new sounds and inspiration, once even hitchhiking and busking his way to Istanbul with only an acoustic guitar. He has played hundreds of gigs to audiences across the UK and beyond, honing a knack for candid delivery of disarmingly beautiful songs about cities, lovers and moments in life aligned. With only a parlour acoustic guitar and his voice James channels a heady blend of bluegrass, Bill Withersinspired soul, and high-energy, pulsing acoustica, infused with early Springsteen-like jubilance. Before crossing the pond last year, James has played gigs to audiences up to 30,000 in the UK and won accolades including being named the Winner of The Mayor of London: Gigs Award. In 2014 he received airplay on BBC 3 and played festivals slots at Glastonbury, the main stage at Shrewsbury Folk Festival, and supports with acts including The Feeling & Eddie Izzard. James will briefly be back in the UK this summer to play a string of nineteen dates around the country, before heading back to the States in July to work on completing his album with Grammy-nominated producers Steve Werbelow and Ray Tarantino. The Back from Nashville tour is a rare chance to see an artist on home turf whose momentum is starting to gather on both sides of the Atlantic like never before. Awesome like the Allman Brothers meets the Seeger Sessions Laura Marling Riley writes with a deftness often reserved for musicians twice his age Addict Music It hooked us on first listenfrom the harmonies to the guitar work there's nothing to not like Folk Radio UK James Riley won't be one of the best kept secrets on the London folk scene for much longer For Folk's Sake www.jamesriley.net Richard Lomax Manchester based musician, Omnichord player and constant songwriter who creates a mixture of psych-folk and surf-noir. Known for intense live performances and a lo-fi approach to recording that makes use of anything he can get his hands on. Influences drawn from just about everywhere (though favourites include the album Forever Changes and anything written by Kurt Vonnegut). The common unifying threads are a twin lust for imagination and storytelling. Lomax is currently working on a second album after 2014's debut 'Down There For Dancing' www.richardlomaxmusic.com

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The Acoustic Festival Of Britain 2015

on Fri, 19 Jun 2015 at Uttoxeter Racecourse 10.00 am

A Weekend Ticket allows entry to the festival arena & all stages Friday Saturday and Sunday Children 11 -16 yrs must buy a Childs Ticket (£15) Kids under 11 yrs must buy a Kids Ticket (£1) All 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. If you want to camp you must also buy a weekend camping pass. The prestigious Acoustic Festival of Britain is back, with another fantastic line up. This year we will be able to celebrate over the Summer Solstice weekend as we move dates to June 19 - 21, a warmer and lighter month. The Event is full of fantastic live music, great atmosphere, weird and wonderful performances and music and drumming workshops The Real Ale tent hosts the roots stage, so you can sit and enjoy your favourite tipple whilst enjoying the intimate atmosphere and performance. The atmosphere is alive and vibrant, with several Morris Dancers and Belly dance teams performing as you walk around the festival and plenty of activities that all the family can get involved with. The AFoB is so far removed from the festy vision of many, it's clean, well kept and a 50/50 split in male / female with a mature audience, no BOOM BOOM dance tents, or sound systems A campers haven, where the accessibility and low £10 fees for caravan and campervans reflect the influx from motorhome clubs. Parking near to the tents and caravans and within 100 yards of event site, is an added attraction. A child friendly area plays host to many varied workshops, free face painting, fairy house and open play areas. FRIDAY: OPEN AIR STAGE: Big Country, The Outcast Band, Sons of Clogger, The Beautiful Sound REAL ALE TENT: Rodney Branigan, Tess of the Circle, Acoustica, Strumpit BIG TOP MARQUEE: Funke & The 2 Tone Baby, Jessica Rhodes, Harriet McDonnell SATURDAY: OPEN AIR STAGE: Paul Carrack, Hunter & The Bear, The Demon Barbers XL, Moulettes, Fred's House REAL ALE TENT: Hazel O'Connor, Nell Bryden, Terry & Gerry, King Size Slim, Wildfire Folk, David Youngs. BIG TOP MARQUEE: Dan Owen, Vix & Her MsChiefs, The Mersey Belles, Adrian Nation. SUNDAY: OPEN AIR STAGE: Show of Hands, From The Jam, Merry Hell, Honey Ryder, Quill, REAL ALE TENT: FOS Brothers, Mark Radcliffe & Galleon Blast, Jo Harman & Co., The Blues Hounds, Gaudy Aude. BIG TOP MARQUEE: John Fiddler (Medicine Head), Kizzy Crawford , Darren Poyzer, Gypsy Dynamite,

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Buckfest 2015

on Fri, 19 Jun 2015 at Otley The Roebuck Pub Doors at 7:00pm

Bringing the best in folk and blues to Wharfedale, we can now announce our lineup for Buckfest 2015. Friday artists.... The Blair Dunlop Band - The Jon Palmer Acoustic Band - The Nick Rooke Band - The Bronze Saturday artists.... Rebecca Downes Band - The Alligators - The Wolves - The Carrivick Sisters - The Tom Townsend Blues Band - Brendan Croker & David Bowie - The John Knighton Band - Richard Kitson Camping is available at www.oakwoodparkotley.co.uk which is just a short walk from the festival site. There will be top quality food and a selection of cask ales (and all the usual drinkies) on site provided by the Roebuck pub who are hosting the festival. There will also very children's entertainment provided during the day on the Saturday. Spread the word! More details at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Buckfest/936063559737203

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An Evening With Peggy Seeger With Neill Maccoll And Calum Maccoll

on Fri, 19 Jun 2015 at Sheffield The Greystones 7.30pm

In her 80th year, Peggy Seeger folk queen, feminist icon, political activist, eco-warrior, muse releases her 24th and probably finest solo album Everything Changes is a perfect example of what a singer-songwriter album should be: songs with truths to tell, told sparely but with a great chorus, delivered passionately with intelligence and humour and never outstaying its welcome. concerts features her with her two sons

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Vin Garbutt In Concert

on Fri, 19 Jun 2015 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion Concert starts 8.15 pm, Legion open from 7pm

The legendary Teesside Troubador VIN GARBUTT is back again at the club. A firm favourite wherever he goes, do not miss this opportunity to see and hear the maestro in action. Supporting Vin we have the delightful Wimborne based duo, Men in Black.

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Vin Garbutt In Concert

on Fri, 19 Jun 2015 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion Concert starts 8.15 pm, Legion open from 7pm

The legendary Teesside Troubador VIN GARBUTT is back again at the club. A firm favourite wherever he goes, do not miss this opportunity to see and hear the maestro in action. Supporting Vin we have the delightful Wimborne based duo, Men in Black.

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Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders

on Fri, 19 Jun 2015 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors 7pm, Show 8pm

Andy Fairweather Low's pedigree is the stuff rock dreams are made of. He first came to prominence at the vanguard of the new youthful expression of music as the lead singer in Amen Corner. The 60s saw them clock up hit after pop hit. Songs such as 'Bend Me Shape Me', 'Hello Suzy', '( If Paradise is ) Half As Nice' are internationally remembered to this day. But if you were paying close attention you might have picked up a clue in the magnificent 'Gin House' to Andy's future musical collaborations. Since the early days Andy has gone on to work with Eric Clapton (he has been a member of EC's band for over 20 years!), George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, David Crosby, The Band, Elton John, Roger Waters, Richard and Linda Thompson, Dave Gilmour, The Who, BB King, Joe Cocker, Steve Winwood, Donald 'Duck' Dunn, Jimmy Page, Ronnie Lane, Linda Ronstadt, Roddy Frame, Emmylou Harris, Joe Satriani, the Bee Gees, Jeff Beck, The Impressions, Lonnie Donegan, Ringo Starr, Steve Gadd, David Sanborn, Benmont Tench, Warren Zevon, Charlie Watts, Mary J. Blige, Dave Edmunds, Georgie Fame, Bonnie Raitt, Otis Rush, Phil Collins, Van Morrison, Gerry Rafferty, Chris Rea, Buddy Guy, Chris Barber, Jackson Browne, Bill Wyman, Sheryl Crow, Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown, Pete Townshend... and hundreds more. Having had solo hits in the 70s, his first album in 24 years, 'Sweet Soulful Music', was released late in 2007 followed by The Very Best Of Andy Fairweather Low which was released in the UK in June 2008 with a live DVD following hot on its heels. A world tour as musical director with Roger Waters' band then a European tour with Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings might be difficult to top for most people - but not for Andy Fairweather Low who just segued smoothly into a major solo tour with some of the world's finest musicians in his band. 2013 saw Andy & the band opening the shows on Eric Clapton's European tour, headline The Americana Festival and complete their first tour in Japan with 8 shows in Tokyo. Their UK Autumn 2013 tour in support of the 'Zone O Tone' CD was so well received that further early Spring dates in 2014 were added in the UK and Germany and 2014 started with the band on Bob Harris' rock show playing in session and, when they came back from Germany before picking up their UK tour leg, they appeared for two nights as guests in an all-star cast celebrating Albert Lee's 70th birthday at The Cadogan Hall, London where they were also enlisted as the house band for a number of household names. Andy and bassist Dave Bronze then picked up touring again as members of Eric Clapton's band and for good measure Andy took part, playing guitar, in a special all-star re-recording for Radio 2 of Rock Around The Clock for a series celebrating the Birth Of Rock & Roll which was broadcast in May this year. Andy Fairweather Low Guitar & Vocals, Dave Bronze Bass & Vocals, Paul Beavis Drums, Nick Pentelow Sax & Clarinet.

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Hatful Of Rain At The West Street Loft, Shoreham By Sea

on Fri, 19 Jun 2015 at Shoreham by Sea West Street Loft Doors at 7.30pm

An opportunity to see Hatful of Rain play at this wonderful atmospheric venue. This is part of a series of Hickory Signals Project events at the Loft and the evening will start with a set from Adam and Laura, Hickory Signals.

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Giles Hedley & Richard Sadler

on Fri, 19 Jun 2015 at London The Telegraph (Putney) Doors 7:00 pm : Music starts at 8:00 pm

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Danny & The Champions Of The World

on Fri, 19 Jun 2015 at Preston The Continental 8pm

Danny & The Champions Of The World has always been a pretty loose collection of great musicians, songwriters, stowaways and adventurers. The current line up is the most steady so far - it's not a collective of folks now, it's a band, a great band: Danny George Wilson (acoustic guitar, lead vocals), Chris Clarke (bass, vocals), Paul Lush (guitar, vocals), Steve Brookes (drums, vocals) and Geoff Widdowson (saxophone, organ, vocals), Henry Senior (pedal steel guitar).

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Darren Eedens

on Fri, 19 Jun 2015 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing Bar opens at 6.30 pm, doors at 7.30 pm

"On his own he leaves audiences spellbound with his dazzling instrumental skills, startling old-school vocals (Imagine Buddy Holly sitting on a porch in the Appalachians) and weaving tall tales. " -The Blues Magazine UK Darren Eedens is a full time banjo/ guitar picker. in the bluegrass, folk, roots, rockabilly styles. Known affectionately as The Dirty Little Picker he has been relentlessly on the road and releasing CD's steadily for the last four years. Originally hailing from Canada, and now working from his new home soil in Cardiff, Wales, he regularly tours Europe and beyond. An old soul filled with story-telling imagination, Darren Eedens, bends truths, and creates upbeat rhythmic tracks with hauntingly morbid lyrics. Strongly influenced by the honky tonkin', folk and bluegrass pickers of the past, he uses his unique and powerful voice to captivate anyone within earshot. With an unmatched live energy, he shares his views on life and - more often - death, shedding a beautiful light on tragic tales. Standing on stage articulating words beyond his years, audiences are spellbound, only adding the necessary stomp clamps to many of the entirely acoustic pieces. He plays hard and fast, with his banjo, guitar and mandolin as his weapons of choice, sometimes using his voice as his only instrument. It is not uncommon to find Darren belting lyrics out at the top of his lungs and picking more notes per bar than most people can wrap their heads around. He breaks any barriers that one would expect to find when attending a show to see a solo act, his energy is unmatched and from the first note picked he has the entire audience ready to move and party, yet he can bring a crowd right down to an absolute silence while he picks a ballad of love lost. Darren's career is on the upward slope and his music is sure to reach you; whether it makes you simply tap your toes, drink a few too many beers, dance away, or reflect on the lesser evils of the world, you will not forget him.

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Sarah Calvert

on Fri, 19 Jun 2015 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop Doors at 7.00pm

Sarah Calvert - Calvert's music is ambient and experimental pop jazz with a cool Nordic sound, in all the right ways. With inspiration from many different music genres she creates a diverse and dynamic sound with the perfect mix of organic and electronic elements. With direct and honest lyrics songwriter Sarah Calvert depicts a dedicated view of situations and emotions which most people can relate to. Calvert released her debut album "Could have been me" in Autumn, and has been getting good reviews. This artist is predicted a brilliant career by the industry and this is just the beginning. Erin Tiger Lilley - Erin Tiger Lilley is a 15 year old from Banbury, in Oxfordshire. Music is her passion, whether it be listening to it, playing it or writing it. Erin started piano lessons when she was 7 but didn't discover she had a voice until she was about 10. She was given her first guitar when she was 12 and has been writing and performing with both instruments ever since. In the summer of 2012 Erin was invited by the team at 14 Records in Leamington Spa to join their development programme for young artists. Since then she's been going to the studio regularly and has written and recorded an EP of original songs. Her musical style is acoustic/pop and she writes about life from the perspective of a teenager and things she sees around her. Erin's EP is called Transparent and was released for download in June 2013. She is gigging as much as she can at local open mic nights and festivals. Her biggest performances to date include The Banbury Folk Festival, Bloxfest, Festival In The Forest, Bo Peep Cider Festival and most recently Free Radio Live at the LG Arena (the Forum Stage). She was also runner up in the 2014 Banbury's Got Talent Competition. http://www.facebook.com/ErinTigerLilley Erin Tiger Lilley - 8pm Sarah Calvert - 9pm Bar open til 11

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Sarah Calvert

on Fri, 19 Jun 2015 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop Doors at 7.00pm

Sarah Calvert - Calvert's music is ambient and experimental pop jazz with a cool Nordic sound, in all the right ways. With inspiration from many different music genres she creates a diverse and dynamic sound with the perfect mix of organic and electronic elements. With direct and honest lyrics songwriter Sarah Calvert depicts a dedicated view of situations and emotions which most people can relate to. Calvert released her debut album "Could have been me" in Autumn, and has been getting good reviews. This artist is predicted a brilliant career by the industry and this is just the beginning. Erin Tiger Lilley - Erin Tiger Lilley is a 15 year old from Banbury, in Oxfordshire. Music is her passion, whether it be listening to it, playing it or writing it. Erin started piano lessons when she was 7 but didn't discover she had a voice until she was about 10. She was given her first guitar when she was 12 and has been writing and performing with both instruments ever since. In the summer of 2012 Erin was invited by the team at 14 Records in Leamington Spa to join their development programme for young artists. Since then she's been going to the studio regularly and has written and recorded an EP of original songs. Her musical style is acoustic/pop and she writes about life from the perspective of a teenager and things she sees around her. Erin's EP is called Transparent and was released for download in June 2013. She is gigging as much as she can at local open mic nights and festivals. Her biggest performances to date include The Banbury Folk Festival, Bloxfest, Festival In The Forest, Bo Peep Cider Festival and most recently Free Radio Live at the LG Arena (the Forum Stage). She was also runner up in the 2014 Banbury's Got Talent Competition. http://www.facebook.com/ErinTigerLilley Erin Tiger Lilley - 8pm Sarah Calvert - 9pm Bar open til 11

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Flats & Sharps

on Fri, 19 Jun 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Flats and Sharps blur the lines between Bluegrass, Folk and Country, and have gained 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 more than 300 live performances over four years charming and wowing audiences along the way. Their new EP Always There showcases their song-writing, vocal and playing talent with the lead track It's OK My Love getting some radio play and the video gaining traction on YouTube. There are four original songs on the EP as well as a Bluegrass version of the Jesse Fuller song Ninety-Nine Years and One Dark Day. They've come a long way from their humble beginning busking in Penzance as 17 year-olds to performing on the Town Square stage at the Country 2 Country Festival at the O2 in London in March 2015. Along the way that have played for (and with) the Governor of Kentucky who jumped on stage to play with them, won fans at scores of festivals including Isle of Wight, Camp Bestival and many Bluegrass and Folk Festivals and performed for events for Ralph Lauren and Jack Wills shops in London. With an album being recorded over the spring and summer in London and an experienced management team in place 2015 promises to be a breakthrough year for these five talented young men who have their sights set high.

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Ribbon Road

on Fri, 19 Jun 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, Doors 7.30pm

Ribbon Road sing beautifully crafted songs drawing from folk music's long tradition yet relevant to our ever-changing modern times. Based on tight harmonies and simple instrumental arrangements which accentuate the words, their sound has a powerful directness often missing in contemporary song. For the last 20 years, Brenda Heslop has been one of the undiscovered talents of songwriting, she has a captivating voice which draws the listener in to her stories of life in its many guises. Her seven studio albums with Ribbon Road have resulted in a stunningly, beautiful collection of songs in which there is compassion, triumph, sorrow and hope, mixed with flares of anger at those who abuse their power. Brenda's husband Geoff might be a familiar name to you, as he has produced over 100 folk albums in the last 40 years with the likes of Bert Jansch, Kathryn Tickell, Rab Noakes, Alan Hull, Five Hand Reel, Dick Gaughan, Rory McLeod, Allan Taylor and many others. Folk songwriters have always written songs about the people and things around them - their stories, their feelings, their experiences and Brenda, a working shepherd looking after hundreds of sheep on the hills of Northumberland, carries on this tradition. "Ribbon Road is songwriter Brenda Heslop and her husband Geoff (famed producer of many classic releases). They sing in perfect balance and gentle close harmony on Brenda's acutely personal songs. Tender, intimate and haunting, these songs are genuinely moving and all the better for using absolutely minimal instrumental settings." fRoots "Songwriter Brenda Heslop has a secret, and she will whisper it in your ear: but a shocking secret, and its effect on you is much greater than you expect from a whisper. True, Brenda's secrets are in song, but the effect of her quiet vocals and harmonies with husband Geoff whacks you in the lughole and makes you pay attention." The Living Tradition

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Ribbon Road

on Fri, 19 Jun 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, Doors 7.30pm

Ribbon Road sing beautifully crafted songs drawing from folk music's long tradition yet relevant to our ever-changing modern times. Based on tight harmonies and simple instrumental arrangements which accentuate the words, their sound has a powerful directness often missing in contemporary song. For the last 20 years, Brenda Heslop has been one of the undiscovered talents of songwriting, she has a captivating voice which draws the listener in to her stories of life in its many guises. Her seven studio albums with Ribbon Road have resulted in a stunningly, beautiful collection of songs in which there is compassion, triumph, sorrow and hope, mixed with flares of anger at those who abuse their power. Brenda's husband Geoff might be a familiar name to you, as he has produced over 100 folk albums in the last 40 years with the likes of Bert Jansch, Kathryn Tickell, Rab Noakes, Alan Hull, Five Hand Reel, Dick Gaughan, Rory McLeod, Allan Taylor and many others. Folk songwriters have always written songs about the people and things around them - their stories, their feelings, their experiences and Brenda, a working shepherd looking after hundreds of sheep on the hills of Northumberland, carries on this tradition. "Ribbon Road is songwriter Brenda Heslop and her husband Geoff (famed producer of many classic releases). They sing in perfect balance and gentle close harmony on Brenda's acutely personal songs. Tender, intimate and haunting, these songs are genuinely moving and all the better for using absolutely minimal instrumental settings." fRoots "Songwriter Brenda Heslop has a secret, and she will whisper it in your ear: but a shocking secret, and its effect on you is much greater than you expect from a whisper. True, Brenda's secrets are in song, but the effect of her quiet vocals and harmonies with husband Geoff whacks you in the lughole and makes you pay attention." The Living Tradition

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Dam Fine Affair

on Fri, 19 Jun 2015 at Damerham The Compasses Inn 4pm

Usher in the Solstice with a bespoke line-up of independent Folk Blues & Roots music.

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Kathryn Williams

on Fri, 19 Jun 2015 at Halifax The Green Room (The Victoria Theatre) Doors 8:00pm

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

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The Riotous Brothers

on Fri, 19 Jun 2015 at Richmond Crawdaddy Club Doors 8.00pm

The Riotous Brothers offer a hard-edged sound by substituting volume with presence and power, and by blending 60s-style R&B with a soul influence R2 Magazine This will be their third appearance at The Crawdaddy Club and always draw a good and appreciative crowd. Paul Long on keyboards produced Jo Harman's album highly successful album Live from The Albert Hall and is always busy as the senior BBC outside broadcast music producer. Mash Sonnet on guitar and vocals is a charismatic frontman with a great knack of connecting with the audience and gauging what they want. Paul's son Matthew is a highly talented young guitarist/vocalist and if he is not busy gigging elsewhere, and we are lucky, he will no doubt join the boys for a number or two. Their third album The Tree has been received with critical acclaim and regular airplay on a number of specialist blues radio stations as well as the Paul Jones BBC Radio 2 show.

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My Sweet Patootie

on Fri, 19 Jun 2015 at Kettering Arts Centre, St Andrew's Church 8pm Start Doors Open 7.30pm

Music in a vaudeville-style is set to resound around St Andrew's Church when My Sweet Patootie perform there as part of a 21-date UK tour. Join Canada's award winning artists for a fun evening of dazzling musicianship as they run through a set of contemporary roots, ragtime and vaudeville numbers. Tight vocal harmonies, monstrous guitar, sizzling fiddle and percussion are brought together in one perfect package by Canadian Folk Music Award winners Sandra Swannell and Terry Young, who, on this tour are joined by drummer/percussionist Anthony Thickett from Aberdare, South Wales. From original swing to funky fiddle-tune arrangements to exquisite ballads the trio deliver a must-see show.

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My Sweet Patootie

on Fri, 19 Jun 2015 at Kettering Arts Centre, St Andrew's Church 8pm Start Doors Open 7.30pm

Music in a vaudeville-style is set to resound around St Andrew's Church when My Sweet Patootie perform there as part of a 21-date UK tour. Join Canada's award winning artists for a fun evening of dazzling musicianship as they run through a set of contemporary roots, ragtime and vaudeville numbers. Tight vocal harmonies, monstrous guitar, sizzling fiddle and percussion are brought together in one perfect package by Canadian Folk Music Award winners Sandra Swannell and Terry Young, who, on this tour are joined by drummer/percussionist Anthony Thickett from Aberdare, South Wales. From original swing to funky fiddle-tune arrangements to exquisite ballads the trio deliver a must-see show.

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Alistair Anderson

on Fri, 19 Jun 2015 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette doors 7pm

Tickets £15 in advance or £17 Door. Tickets also available at Old Cinema Launderette and People's Bookshop, Durham (Please check opening times) Contact mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com for further information. Please do not ring the launderette as the girls are up to their necks with washing  Mix of seating (V. LIMITED), on a first come first served basis and standing. Doors Strictly 7pm. Support ( if arranged) around 7.45pm. Headline around 8.30pm. If you have a disability or have any special needs please contact me prior to the gig to discuss. We try to be very inclusive. We have an drinks licence. Real & Craft Ales, Lagers, Wines. Ciders and Spirits will be served along with Ouseburn Coffee Company Coffee, Yorkshire Tea and Twinnings Fruit Teas... and of course posh soft drinks. Facebook - Launderette Sessions Twitter - @LaunderetteSess Instagram - Launderette_Sessions Trip Advisor Events at Old Cinema Launderette (Durham) About Alistair As a touring soloist, with no less than 37 tours of the USA, 5 trips to Australia and countless European tours to his credit, Alistair Anderson is internationally acknowledged as the master of the English Concertina and a fine exponent of the Northumbrian Pipes. He delights audiences with traditional music from Northumberland and beyond, as well as his own music, which has grown out of his love of these traditions. His appeal as a musician lies not only in his remarkable handling of the English Concertina and Northumbrian Pipes. It is also a result of his total involvement in his music, his absolute sincerity, which succeeds in reaching a far wider audience than his classification as a folk musician would suggest. The Stage and Television Today The pleasure comes chiefly from the excellence of the playing; that particular delight which comes from anything superbly done. The concertina emerges as a flexible and sensitive instrument; in the hands of a player of Anderson's quality it is amazing what it can achieve. The Guardian He remains one of this country's most majestic and inclusive instrumentalists. Colin Irwin - fROOTS March 2010

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Dead Belgian At Leaf, Liverpool

on Fri, 19 Jun 2015 at Liverpool Leaf Cafe Doors open 8pm

Doors open 8pm Support tbc Leaf is a popular venue in heart of Liverpool city centre

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Kelly Oliver + Delleywellyboot Band

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

Kelly Oliver Folkwords' Best Album By A Female Artist 2014, This Land by singer/songwriter Kelly Oliver is an exciting, contemporary take on the acoustic folk tradition. It's a genre Kelly is fast establishing herself in since winning an Emerging Excellence Award from Help Musicians UK in October of last year. Alongside acoustic guitar melodies and notes of Irish storytelling, Kelly includes harmonica, self-taught, which has led to sponsorship from leading brand HOHNER. If you listen to Mark Radcliffe's Folk Show or Bob Harris on Radio 2 you may well have already heard Kelly come and see her live. DellyWellyBoot Band Those who went to see Cara Dillon gig at Arlington Arts earlier this year were treated to Susanna Starling singing her own original material plus unique interpretations of English folk and vintage jazz/cabaret, accompanied by nothing but her upright double bass. Here she is joined by the splendid musicians Nick Hooper (guitar), Judith Hooper (fiddle) and Tom Dyson (mandolin, harmonica).

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Kelly Oliver + Delleywellyboot Band

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

Kelly Oliver Folkwords' Best Album By A Female Artist 2014, This Land by singer/songwriter Kelly Oliver is an exciting, contemporary take on the acoustic folk tradition. It's a genre Kelly is fast establishing herself in since winning an Emerging Excellence Award from Help Musicians UK in October of last year. Alongside acoustic guitar melodies and notes of Irish storytelling, Kelly includes harmonica, self-taught, which has led to sponsorship from leading brand HOHNER. If you listen to Mark Radcliffe's Folk Show or Bob Harris on Radio 2 you may well have already heard Kelly come and see her live. DellyWellyBoot Band Those who went to see Cara Dillon gig at Arlington Arts earlier this year were treated to Susanna Starling singing her own original material plus unique interpretations of English folk and vintage jazz/cabaret, accompanied by nothing but her upright double bass. Here she is joined by the splendid musicians Nick Hooper (guitar), Judith Hooper (fiddle) and Tom Dyson (mandolin, harmonica).

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Emily Portman

on Fri, 19 Jun 2015 at Liverpool The Palm House, Sefton Park 7:30pm

Emily Portman is a singer, writer and concertina player hailed as one of the new British folk scene's most beguiling presences (Uncut) and winner of two BBC Folk Awards. Inspired by the darker underbelly of folklore and balladry, Emily weaves harmony-rich narratives alongside Lucy Farrell (viola) and Rachel Newton (harp). Emily is now launching her new album, Coracle. A vivid tour de force of finely-crafted songs, Coracle is Emily Portman's first entirely self-penned release that subtly spins together folk motifs with deeply personal reflections on motherhood and bereavement. Coracle shrugs off pigeon-holing and dances deftly between angular folk and intricately-woven contemporary pop. Crackling with creative energy her new music reinforces Emily Portman's blossoming reputation as a dazzlingly, enchanting and original talent. Remarkable and original The Observer

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Twist And Shout Rockabilly, Hard Swing & Rhythm And Blues Party With Miss Bb + Jenny Wren And Her Bo

on Fri, 19 Jun 2015 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

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Serious Blues

on Fri, 19 Jun 2015 at Wokingham Emmbrook Sports & Social Club 8:00pm

Bar Opens 7.30pm 1st Act on stage 8pm

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Connemara Stone Company

on Sat, 20 Jun 2015 at Keighley Exchange Arts Centre Doors at 7.30pm

"Celtic Dog Tour - 20 Years CSC" Celtic Folk Rock from Germany. The Connemara Stone Company (CSC) are a Celtic Folk Rock and Folk Rock Band from Germany. They have now been together since 1995. In this period of time they have advanced from a Local Band to a fairly well known Band in the Celtic Folk Rock scene. Their main strength is in their ability to entertain a wider public with their own style of Celtic music in a modern Folk Rock style, appealing to all generations and a audience that are not only folk fans. Their ever increasing fan base comes from all walks of live and various tastes in music. Although CSC mostly play in Germany, they have also played in Ireland, Holland, Switzerland and Italy.

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Jigantics @ Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 20 Jun 2015 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 8pm

Jig (noun) a rapid, lively, springy, irregular dance for one or more person's An-tic (noun) a playful trick or prank The Jigantics are Rick Edwards - Guitars, Vocals. Marion Fleetwood - Vocals, Fiddle, Cello, Mandolin Lyndon Webb - Bass Guitar, Vocals Mark Cole - Vocals, Mandolin, Squeezeboxes, Harmonica et al Martin Fitzgibbon - Drums, Percussion, Vocals "HISTORY is littered with supergroup failures - attempts at putting together a bunch of talented musicians which don't produce the wonderful outcome you'd expect but when it does work, something spellbinding can happen and you get this when The Jigantics come together and perform With a line-up which can generate the kind of rock family tree that used to be turned into a TV show, The Jigantics have fused the disparate talents of its members to hop between styles almost at will - but always with a touch of class. And just as they varied the styles, so they switched between instruments and vocals with no let-up in the impact. Tickets: - £6.00 in advance £8.00 on Door Parking & Bar Available Contact 01993831427 or 07870563299 Doors Open: 19:30hrs Show Starts 20:00hrs www.wychwoodfolkclub.com http://www.thejigantics.com/

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An Evening Without Tony Capstick - Music & Memories

on Sat, 20 Jun 2015 at Mexborough Athletic Club 7pm Start

Artist List MC Steve Smith www.yourstevesmith.com 1) Ribbon Road Family Band (Geoff Heslop Capsticks former record producer) www.ribbonroadmusic.com CONFIRMED 2) Billy Mitchell www.billymitchell.co.uk (Former Lindisfarne singer) CONFIRMED 3) John Shuttleworth www.shuttleworths.co.uk Confirmed 4) Jed Grimes www.jedgrimes.com Confirmed 5) Steve Womack www.stevewomack.co.uk Confirmed 6) Dave Burland www.daveburland.co.uk Confirmed 7) Mick Doonan (Of The Doonan Family Band & The Solicitors) Confirmed 8) Scott Doonican (from The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican) www.thebarstewardsons.com Confirmed 9) Carlton & Frickley Main Colliery Band www.carltonmain.co.uk

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Bridget St John And Michael Chapman

on Sat, 20 Jun 2015 at Presteigne Assembly Rooms 8.00pm doors open at 7.30pm

Bridget's impressive voice is deep and resonant, made for melancholy. Michael is a masterful guitar player, a great bluesy singer with a quick dry wit.

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Mairi Orr

on Sat, 20 Jun 2015 at Edinburgh The Voodoo Rooms 7.30pm

Singer songwriter Mairi Orr performs her debut album 'Jenny does burn' prior to it's official release on 29th June. Joining her in the band line-up for this event are: Steven Polwart: Guitars Mattie Foulds: Drums & percussion Nico Bruce: Double bass Eilidh Shaw: Fiddle Dave Currie: Dobro

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Keith James. The Songs Of Nick Drake

on Sat, 20 Jun 2015 at Pembroke Dock Cwtch Cafe 8pm. Doors and Bar open 7pm

THE SONGS OF NICK DRAKE Keith James' unique concert. Haunting and hugely dedicated. Nick Drake is the most revered and truly loved of all of this Country's singer/songwriters. He recorded three cherished Albums between 1969 and 1972 but was almost entirely unknown in his day. After his tragic death in 1974 aged only 26 his music almost disappeared into obscurity. Now, thanks to a massive resurgence of interest on a worldwide scale, re-evaluating his Life and his genius, Nick Drake has become a National treasure. An important book Remembered for a while has just been released, written by his elder Sister, Gabrielle Drake. This expansive volume throws light on many shadowy corners of mystery and supposition. A number of years have now passed since Singer/Guitarist Keith James paralysed the whole Country with his stunningly beautiful series of concerts entitled The Songs of Nick Drake. At the beginning of the project in 2001 he was the first artist ever to bring this immaculate and intriguingly fragile music to Theatres across the UK in its pure, live concert form. The end result was almost a decade of highly acclaimed tours amounting to over 1000 concerts in venues across the UK, Ireland, Holland, France, Italy and Spain including all of Nick's Schools and Colleges - even Glastonbury Festival. This new concert will have, as far as can be possible, a fresh and rewarding set list and will include an interpretation of a Molly Drake composition, a transcription of a poem by William Blake (Nick's greatest influence) and a song by Sixto Rodriguez an unusually similar songwriter from the exact same era, but from a parallel universe. 'Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear' The Independent 'Keith James has become a pillar of trust. A sublimely intimate and engaging voice' Sunday Times 'certainly the UK's most celebrated and evocative interpreter of golden music' The Guardian 'a sensitive and pleasingly understated delivery, all the better that the songs might speak for themselves' Acoustic Magazine 'an absolute must' Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio

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Sonic Soul Surfer Presents Blues Of Cain: An Evening Of Swinging Reggae Blues

on Sat, 20 Jun 2015 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

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Robinson Beard + Guests

on Sat, 20 Jun 2015 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8:30pm

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Mark Olbrich Blues Eternity

on Sat, 20 Jun 2015 at London Polish Jazz Cafe POSK 7:30pm

Described as 'the grooviest blues bassist around' by Poland's rock god Zbiggi Holdys, Mark cut his hardcore blues teeth in London playing with many English and US heavies all the way from New York's Mondo Cane, Manny's Carwash, through Chicago's Kingston Mines, Blue Chicago, to the famous Green Iguana in Tampa. His own band Blues Eternity exudes Mark's bottomless energy and the fans agree! Their last 2008 CD BLUES ETERNITY Live featuring Sarasota Slim on vocals and Paddy Milner (later with Jack Bruce band) on keys sold three print runs. His subsequent single War of Sexes made to it Anthology of Polish Blues, which then became the Blues Record of the Year. The latest LIVE record produced in 2013 launched as 12 vinyl and CD (with bonus tracks) has been a hit in Poland and in the US, where the initial sales exceed those of Blues Eternity. It has WON Blues Record of the Year 2014 by BluesOnline portl. with Jimmy Thomas (USA), Harmonica God Laurie Garman, Eddie Angel, Alessandro Cellini, and Igor "LUKU" Nowicki (Poland)

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Jonathan Byrd

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

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- JONATHAN BYRD is "one of the top 50 songwriters of the last 50 years," says Rich Warren of WFMT in the Chicago Tribune. Scott Alarik of the Boston Globe says, "This rootsy North Carolinian may be the most buzzed-about new songwriter in folkdom. He displays John Prine's gift for stark little songs that tell big, complex stories, Guy Clark's lean melodicism, Lyle Lovett's wry mischief, and Bill Morrissey's knack for the revealing image." Byrd grew up singing in the Southern Baptist church, where his father preached and his mother played piano. After four years in the Navy, he returned to home to play in rock bands. It was at an old-time fiddle festival in the mountains of southwest Virginia where his writing began to change. Assimilating the sounds of southern traditional music, Byrd wrote new songs in an ancient style. After 10 years as a full-time touring songwriter and 7 acclaimed albums, it seems this native of Cackalacky is getting the attention he deserves. www.jonathanbyrd.com Support: NATALIE GELMAN: Often compared to Joni Mitchell and Sheryl Crow, Natalie is an artist in her own right - called "Simply Terrific" by the NY Post and named the "poster girl for the solo, storytelling singer/songwriter" by Music Connection Magazine.

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The East Pointers

on Sun, 21 Jun 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe doors 7.30pm

The East Pointers hail from Canada's Prince Edward Island and feature banjoist Koady Chaisson, fiddle player Tim Chaisson, and guitarist Jake Charron. The cousins Chaisson are part of the sixth generation of a heralded legacy of fiddlers and folk musicians from the island. When Jake would visit PEI a late-night kitchen party was sure to follow fiddles and friends, guitars and Guinness, banjos and bad jokes. As their trunk of traditional and original tunes some with an Irish influence, some Scottish, others rooted in the Canadian Maritimes started to fill up, the trio realized it was time to put some to tape and take them on the road. The result is The East Pointers who are already attracting attention across the world.

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Simply English At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 21 Jun 2015 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub Doors open around 7:30 pm

A trio from Hungary that plays music from England! The band plays all kinds of vernacular music, from medieval lyrics and student songs, to the piquant urban songs from the 17th and 18th century, to 19th-century music hall songs and the folk music of the countryside and the industrial townships, as well as a handful of twentieth-century songs. 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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Kathryn Williams

on Sun, 21 Jun 2015 at Edinburgh The Voodoo Rooms Doors 7:30pm (The Speakeasy)

Kathryn Williams releases a brand new album of songs inspired by Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar: 'Hypoxia' will be released via One Little Indian on the 15th June. The project's origins came in 2013 when Kathryn received a call from New Writing North asking if she would accept an open commission to write something about Plath for the Durham Book Festival's celebration of her life and work, commemorating the 50th Anniversary of The Bell Jar's publication. Excited, but also somewhat intimidated by the prospect, Kathryn quickly realised that trying to write song lyrics for poems without using the actual poems or referencing them was going to be nigh on impossible, and -as time passed - what had seemed like a gift of making her own brief, turned to dread and foreboding as she desperately tried to find a way into the material. Momentarily stuck, Kathryn began what was to be a revelatory re-reading of The Bell Jar (which she hadn't read since her teens): What I wasn't prepared for was the muscular writing. The shocking, brutal honesty. The modernness. Thinking about a woman writing this 50 years ago was astounding. Struck by the book's protagonist, and with a note of relief, the brief to write about the characters and themes in the book came into clear focus. In October of last year, Kathryn performed five original songs inspired by The Bell Jar at Durham Town Hall - alongside writer Andrew Wilson reading from his (then forthcoming) book 'Mad Girl's Love Song - Sylvia Plath and Life Before Ted' it was a surreal experience to share these songs that felt like secrets, she says of the show. But things didn't end there Kathryn found she was unable to escape the lure of the book's characters and continued to write songs 'for' the book over the next year (This strange little cuckoo that had pushed my other records out of the way was demanding to be fed.). Finally, with 8 songs ready, Kathryn enlisted the help of friend and collaborator Ed Harcourt who produced and engineered the album, also co-writing a ninth song, 'Cuckoo', into the bargain. Sonically the album utilises textures first explored by Kathryn on her Adrian Utley produced project, 'The Pond' (2011). There are surprises to be found here too, like the dramatic glam rock guitars that suddenly erupt in lead single 'Mirrors' and in Kathryn's deliciously idiosyncratic lyrics & delivery her gentle voice loaded with an underlying edge and steeliness that has never seemed more apposite. To celebrate the release of her new album, Kathryn is playing a run of intimate shows around the Uk. https://www.facebook.com/KathrynWilliamsMusic http://kathrynwilliams.co.uk/

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Double Bill: Rob Barratt And Shoutin' Red's Downhome Blues

on Sun, 21 Jun 2015 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

Rob Barratt was last at TwickFolk in June 2014, supporting Winter Wilson. The Bodmin-based poet and singer has appeared at many folk, literature and arts festivals all over the UK and in Australia and Ireland. Expect to hear about such profound topics as second homes, squid, distressed furniture, Jordan's boob jobs and why he doesn't want to swim with dolphins. According to the Coventry Telegraph, The Dudley-born and Bodmin-based performer has been a favourite at the last two Warwick Folk Festivals and his head is well and truly located in Planet Barratt, clearly a place of wonderfully bizarre inspiration. Shoutin' Red hails from Sweden, where last July she was awarded the Junior Blues Prize at Åmål's Blues Festival. "Shoutin' Red was the years punch in the face, damn she' good! If you have the possibility to go and see her play you will hear how the blues sounded a long time ago. What a girl! Lennart Isacson, Åmål Blues Festival, Sweden, 2014 Red has been called the Swedish country-blues hope and performs a mix of her own storytelling songs, old-time blues and folk ballads. With her sincere and emotional voice that echoes the sound of the old American music she's inspired by, she has a rhythmic and playful finger-picking technique that resembles from influences like Mississippi John Hurt, Memphis Minnie and Leadbelly.

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India Electric Co.

on Sun, 21 Jun 2015 at Sidmouth St Theresa's Hall 7.30pm

Sidmouth Acoustic Sessions

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Shropshire Roots Present: Sunjay

on Sun, 21 Jun 2015 at Shrewsbury The Morris Hall Doors open 7.00pm, Show starts 7.45pm

With a voice and guitar playing style way beyond his years, Sunjay brings authority and authenticity to every performance. Influenced by the blues, but drawing heavily from genres such as folk, country & rock, from here he can only go from strength to strength, having already built a solid platform with his many performances over the last few years. From national radio play to main stage festival appearances Sunjay is a real talent, staying true to his roots but doing things his own way!

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The Jaywalkers

on Sun, 21 Jun 2015 at Southport Park Golf Club Doors from 7pm and music from 8pm

Jay Bradbury, Mike Giverin and Lucy Williams. Fiddle, mandolin and slap bass meld a fine mix of bluegrass, Country, old-timey and - heck, almost everyting! So good, so exciting.

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Softlysoftly Presents Ringlefinch + Robert Chaney + Hannah Rose Platt

on Sun, 21 Jun 2015 at London Kiss The Sky Doors 2.45. Music 3-5pm

PLEASE NOTE, this event is ADULTS ONLY - no children allowed in the bar. Advance ticket guarantees a seat. Deliciously chilled unplugged acoustic music to charm you on a Crouch End Sunday afternoon. RINGLEFINCH Upbeat, world and folk-influenced songs that the audience love and will definitely get you smiling and tapping your feet. ringlefinch.co.uk/ ROBERT CHANEY We saw Robert play a short time ago and were so knocked out by his American-style bluesy singer-songwriter folk that we had to ask him to come along and play. http://www.robertchaney.net/ HANNAH ROSE PLATT Lovely, accomplished Americana-style country-folk from Liverpool-born Hannah, whose debut album has been created in Nashville, http://hannahroseplatt.com As usual doors open at 2.45, with music starting at 3pm and continuing until 5pm There will be tickets on the door at £4 but only advance ticket guarantees a seat. Oh yes, and there'll be marshmallows too! (After 5pm the bar opens its doors to non-paying general public, so you can stay on and enjoy the evening ambience) The venue is easy to get to - Tube to Finsbury Park or Overground to Crouch End Hill, then a couple of minutes on the W7 bus to Crouch End Clocktower, from which the venue is just two minutes' stroll.

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New Rope String Band

on Sun, 21 Jun 2015 at Winterton Pavilion 8:00pm

Once seen never forgotten: an indefinable confusion of superb musicianship and side-splitting comic genius, The New Rope String Band are truly unique entertainers. The band are retiring at the end of October so this will probably be the last chance to see this much loved group.

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Union Jill

on Mon, 22 Jun 2015 at Chesham Folk Club 8:30pm - 11:00pm. Door open 8:15

Yorkshire's acoustic duo, Union Jill (Sharon Winfield and Helen Turner) combine strong melodies and thought-provoking lyrics. With both Winfield and Turner on acoustic guitar, mandola and vocals , the duo's sound is distinctive and fresh.

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Hamilton Loomis

on Mon, 22 Jun 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors 8pm, music 8.30 - 11pm

Bridging the gap between generations of music-lovers and redefining blues-based American music for a contemporary audience, Loomis created his own path and built a loyal following by blending myriad influences, clever songwriting, and an expressive voice into a sound that defies description. Born and raised in Galveston, Texas, Loomis is the son of musician parents who listened to blues, rock and soul. Music ran in his veins and, with instruments readily available around the house, he picked up drums, piano, guitar and harmonica, honing his multi-instrumental talent. A protégé of Bo Diddley, Loomis met the icon backstage at the age of 16 at Houston's famed venue Rockefeller's. Before the night was over, Loomis was onstage playing guitar with the legend. Diddley quickly became friend, mentor, collaborator and supporter, appearing on two of Loomis' albums and presenting him with a cherished red guitar that he still plays. Hamilton loves coming to the UK and we in Oxford welcome him back with open arms. We know we are in for a fun filled night from this versatile musician!

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Hamilton Loomis

on Mon, 22 Jun 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors 8pm, music 8.30 - 11pm

Bridging the gap between generations of music-lovers and redefining blues-based American music for a contemporary audience, Loomis created his own path and built a loyal following by blending myriad influences, clever songwriting, and an expressive voice into a sound that defies description. Born and raised in Galveston, Texas, Loomis is the son of musician parents who listened to blues, rock and soul. Music ran in his veins and, with instruments readily available around the house, he picked up drums, piano, guitar and harmonica, honing his multi-instrumental talent. A protégé of Bo Diddley, Loomis met the icon backstage at the age of 16 at Houston's famed venue Rockefeller's. Before the night was over, Loomis was onstage playing guitar with the legend. Diddley quickly became friend, mentor, collaborator and supporter, appearing on two of Loomis' albums and presenting him with a cherished red guitar that he still plays. Hamilton loves coming to the UK and we in Oxford welcome him back with open arms. We know we are in for a fun filled night from this versatile musician!

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Vin Garbutt

on Mon, 22 Jun 2015 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

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Vin Garbutt

on Mon, 22 Jun 2015 at Croydon Ruskin House 8pm

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Jonathan Byrd

on Mon, 22 Jun 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Jonathan Byrd is one of the top 50 songwriters of the last 50 years, says Rich Warren of WFMT in the Chicago Tribune. Scott Alarik of the Boston Globe says, This rootsy North Carolinian may be the most buzzed-about new songwriter in folkdom. He displays John Prine's gift for stark little songs that tell big, complex stories, Guy Clark's lean melodicism, Lyle Lovett's wry mischief, and Bill Morrissey's knack for the revealing image. After 10 years as a full-time touring songwriter and 7 acclaimed albums, it seems this native of Cackalacky is getting the attention he deserves. www.jonathanbyrd.com

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An Audience Without Jake Thackray

on Mon, 22 Jun 2015 at Earls Barton Working Mens Club show 8pm, doors 7.30

An evening of the words and songs of the late, great Jake Thackray performed by the excellent John Watterson who keeps them alive in an uncannily lifelike way. Close your eyes and Jake is in the room. This show is part of the Earls Barton Village Festival events and should not be missed

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Emily Portmantrio

on Mon, 22 Jun 2015 at Brighton The Greys 8:30pm

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Lotte Mullan + Sion Russell Jones + Alex Hart + Jj Draper

on Mon, 22 Jun 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm. Music @ 8pm.

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. -------- Lotte Mullan: Dubbed as the female Bob Dylan Lotte has buillt a dedicated following with her intimate story telling songs; she spent two years on the road touring solo before packing her bags and heading to Nashville to make an album with country rockers Band Of Horses. Sion Russell Jones: Siôn Russell Jones is a singer/songwriter from Cardiff, Wales. He has a unique and infectious vocal backed up by intricate guitar melodies and cracking choruses. In the past two years Siôn has gigged extensively, including showcases at SXSW Music Festival in Texas, Canadian Music Week Toronto and at Rockwood Music Hall New York. Alex Hart: Growing up in the English countryside in East Devon and performing West Country Country, Alex has been influenced by artists as diverse as KT Tunstall and Doris Day. JJ Draper: Pulling influences from all directions - from his collaborations with electronic producer Daktyl to the Irish folk tradition - his sound today has found a place within an elusive category of its own.

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Larry Mccray Band

on Tue, 23 Jun 2015 at Worthing Pier Doors open 7pm Show starts 8pm

After the last sell out Worthing Concert in October 2014 Larry asked to come back and stay much longer as he enjoyed himself so much here In Worthing- His wish is our command.Hehis here now for 2 nights Michigan's Larry McCray is one of the worlds foremost Bluesmen. In 2000 he was acclaimed 'Blues guitarist of the year' (other nominees included Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton) and, such is his standing amongst his peers, Larry is regularly seen on stages trading licks with the likes of Buddy Guy, Derek Trucks and other world class artists in the world of blues. Not only widely regarded as one of the world's most exciting blues/rock guitarists. Larry is an outstanding vocalists, possessing a warm and soulful voice, as well as being a compelling composer and band leader. Quite simply,when it comes to modern day blues. Larry is a 'must see' act Last event sold out don't miss the opportunity to see him close up

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Chris Wood

on Tue, 23 Jun 2015 at Leicester The Guildhall Doors at 7.15pm

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Mute Swimmer

on Tue, 23 Jun 2015 at London Green Note Doors@ 7pm. Pls see greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Folklore presents... MUTE SWIMMER + MARA SIMPSON Mute Swimmer is the music of artist Guy Dale. He has described the project as an act of sabotage, an earnest joke and an extended, erratic hymn to love, doubt and time. Having become stranded in Berlin during the Icelandic ash cloud of 2010 and unable to return to his job he decided to quit and stay on - recording a handful of minimalistic lo-fi EPs before convening a band (Bernhard Bauch [Drums] Felix Koch [Trumpet] and Nicolai Schorr [Bass]) around the Mute Swimmer name. The four members went on to record the highly anticipated LP Second (due '14).

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Fran Smith

on Tue, 23 Jun 2015 at Leeds Oporto Doors open 7.00pm / show starts 7.30pm

FRAN SMITH Fran Smith's live performances transcend lazy comparisons, leaving you feeling like you've stumbled upon a completely new, unique talent. Named a "Live Music Highlight of the Year" by the BBC in 2014, the Wakefield-based singer-songwriter has toured with the likes of Martha Wainwright, Athlete and legendary punk-poet John Cooper Clarke, and recently played her first sell-out shows in the US. Her soulful, Northern tones are rooted in English folk, but musically she will transport you somewhere else entirely. Fran writes the kind of lyrics that people fall in love with: poetic, intelligent, sensuous and passionately delivered. Her intimate, piano-based songs weave infectious pop melodies with a dark baroque quirkiness that evokes Florence Welch and Antony Hegarty. Fran self-released her debut EP in 2013 without a label, manager or publicist, but it was championed by Steve Lamacq and BBC Introducing and all four tracks eventually received significant national airplay on Radio 2, 4 and 6 Music. Last year she recorded in New York with Brad Albetta (Rufus Wainwright's musical director) and Rob Moose (Antony and the Johnsons' violinist and musical director), and also spent time co-producing new songs at London's prestigious Air-Edel Studios. She will release new music in 2015. Website: http://fransmith.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/fransongslive Twitter: http://twitter.com/fransongs --- HEIR Tom, Ste, Sam, Harry and Samuel met in Leeds. Recently revealing themselves as Heir, the band have spent the past year writing and touring. With powerful four-part harmonies fronted by Tom's raw, soulful voice, their music evokes the grit of Paolo Nutini and the organic sounds of Fleetwood Mac. These, combined with tight rhythms and hooks akin to Haim's, are expressed in their debut single 'All Comes Down'. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/heirtheband Twitter: htp://twitter.com/thammondmusic --- A FIRM OF POETS A Firm of Poets is a collective of writers and spoken word artists based in West Yorkshire. Formed by Ralph Dartford and Matt Abbott (Skint & Demoralised) in the back fields of Glastonbury Festival, The 'Firm' have set about injecting the West Yorkshire spoken word scene with a new lease of life. Their manifesto is simple: to bring engaging, energetic and accessible poetry to the masses. Their appeal is so wide that they are enjoyed by people who don't even like poetry... or at least, didn't *realise* they liked poetry. The 'Firm' not only showcase themselves, but have a desire to expose the best of emerging talent from the region and beyond. They recently supported Kate Tempest, and this autumn will embark on their own 20-date national tour of theatres, venues and arts spaces, part-funded by Arts Council England. "This is proper, visceral stuff about real life. Poetry for the rest of us. Long live The Firm." - Luke Wright Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/afirmofpoets Twitter: http://twitter.com/afirmofpoets

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The Emily Portman Trio - Live At The Lighthouse

on Tue, 23 Jun 2015 at Walmer The Lighthouse 8:30pm

The Emily Portman Trio BBC RADIO 2 Folk Award 2013 Winner Best Original Song with 'Hatchling' Emily Portman is the 2013 holder of the BBC Radio Two Folk Award for Best Original Song; an accolade which reflects her power to lure listeners into a complex and darkly surreal netherworld, conjuring a dark and brooding realm. Her ethereal voice and the trio's enchanting harmonies belie a world of dark storytelling, cruel deeds and sordid city landscapes, part inspired by traditional balladry and part by rich literary sources, from the myth of Leda and the Swan to the magical realism of Angela Carter. The trio, featuring Emily, Lucy Farrell and Rachel Newton bewitches audiences with sirenic harmonies and haunting arrangements for harp, concertina, banjo, strings and saw. Emily's forthcoming album Coracle (out in June 2015) is her most ambitious yet, scaling new creative heights. Moving deftly between bare-boned tales of metamorphosis and songs brimful with fragile life, Coracle reinforces Emily's growing reputation as a dazzlingly original singer and songwriter. Her first entirely self-penned album, Coracle subtly weaves together themes from myth and folklore with personal reflections on motherhood and bereavement. With inspired production work from Andy Bell, the beguiling harmonies of the Emily Portman Trio sing out over an atmospheric, layered soundscape of harp, strings, bells, guitars, musical saw and percussion. Coracle features a stellar cast of guest musicians including Bellowhead's Sam Sweeney, guitarist M G Boulter and classical percussionist Toby Kearney as well as a sublime string section made up of the top UK folk players. The result is an album that sparkles with confidence and crackles with creativity. The Emily Portman Trio are: Emily Portman: vocals, concertina, banjoLucy Farrell (Carthy Hardy Farrell & Young): vocals, viola, saw Rachel Newton (The Shee): vocals, harp '[Emily] recasts antique folk and myth into stunning shapes ... remarkable and original' Observer'The raw stuff of the great ballads' Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2 'rampantly imaginative' - fRoots 'Intricate, beautiful and brittle, entrancing' ***** - Rock & Reel. 'A unique and fantastic concept, perfectly executed and realised' - Shirley Collins www.emilyportman.co.uk www.alanbearmanmusic.co.uk

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Robin And Bina Williamson - Songs Stories & Music

on Wed, 24 Jun 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Robin and Bina work together so well because they create a perfect balance of voices, drawing on a wide variety of Celtic, Indian, English ,and Old Timey, original, traditional, magical and mystical folk roots. Robin is legendary worldwide as musician, storyteller and writer. He has forefronted many genres over his 50 year career. Bina is an inspired and gifted singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist in her own right. She has a hauntingly sweet, melodious voice. Their soulful performances feature their East West harmonies, with harp, bowed psaltery and diverse other instruments.

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Sarah Jane Scouten

on Wed, 24 Jun 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, Music @ 8pm.

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- At age 5, Sarah Jane Scouten was sitting on the dining room table, singing Lace and Pretty Flowers, by Canadian folk and country musician, Willie P. Bennett. Hank Williams and Stan Rogers were her greatest inspirations, both a staple at Sunday morning pancake breakfast and afterward, singing bluegrass and gospel music with her father. Her talent for performing came naturally, and as chance would have it, so emerged a knack for songwriting. Bringing us up to date, Sarah Jane Scouten is an international touring songwriter, loved by audiences across the Northern Hemisphere. A traditionalist at heart, Sarah Jane shows a signature flair for the roots of roots music, ranging from Western-swing, honky-tonk, Cajun and Appalachian string band music and a hint of the Maritimes. With respect for these traditions, she writes from her own perspective, rather than taking on a persona or copying a style, and only writes about what she knows profoundly. Based in Montreal, Sarah Jane became the leader of one of the finest folk acts in the city, as she put together her brilliant string band. With flavours of Lucinda Williams, Iris DeMent, Old Crow Medicine Show and a wealth of old-time and bluegrass music, her songs are faithful to a long-standing folk music tradition, but often spill over into modern themes that are outspoken and edgy, from homelessness to midwifery to tongue-in-cheek heartache songs and unabashed Canadiana. Praise for Sarah Jane Scouten I like her songs, each one has a great line or two that jump out and slap you in the face. She can do funny and she can do sad, there's just something special in her stanzas that are better than most. Picture a feisty 12 year old Tom boy in a dress gripping a sling shot. - C.R. Avery In the style of Nanci Griffith's best music, Scouten's songs are filled with sturdy melodies, and the performance featuring everything from bluegrass picking to bar-band shuffle and burning-ballad intensity was memorable. - Bernie Perusse, Montreal Gazette Scouten has a flair for tying emotions to arresting images She creates mood without resorting to theatrics. And she respects musical tradition. Even borrows from it. Liberally. But she's always her own woman. - Patrick Langston, Penguin Eggs Magazine

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Crh Music Presents Jace Everett

on Wed, 24 Jun 2015 at Bristol The Tunnels Doors at 7.30pm

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Bethany Coyle Presents The North East Socialist Singers

on Wed, 24 Jun 2015 at Newcastle upon Tyne Mining Institute 7.30pm

An evening of mining songs and johnny Handle's new song 'Under the Fields of Heaton'. Part of the Under the Fields of Heaton Festvial programme commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Heaton Main Mining Disaster of 1815.

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Blues Night - Hamilton Loomis

on Thu, 25 Jun 2015 at Evesham The Iron Road Doors 8pm

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Pauline Alexander + Edwin Gallacher.

on Thu, 25 Jun 2015 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8pm.

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Ruth Theodore

on Thu, 25 Jun 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ruth Theodore's songs challenge and fascinate audiences with their gripping honest and distinctive lyricism. Over an array of unconventional guitar tunings, Ruth defies the norms of contemporary songwriting, telling her stories with captivating vocal dexterity and unquestionable originality. Backed by three male vocalists and other visiting musicians Ruth is taking her music to yet another dimension, moving humbly between soulful piano pieces that possess the timeless qualities of such writers as Carole King, stomping delta blues rhythms, Leo Kottke inspired slide guitar, 3 part vocal harmonies and bundles of on your feet energy. This show marks the beginning of Ruth's London riverboat tour. Living and writing on board a boat for the last 8 years Ruth and her band are embarking on a journey across the London Waterways sharing and celebrating original music in a unique setting, joined by other contemporary artists. Ruth released her debut record 'Worm Food' in 2007 followed by the critically acclaimed 'White Holes Of Mole Hills' in 2010 which was praised in The Guardian, The Observer, and BBC Radio. In 2012 Ruth performed with grammy award winning folk singer Ani DiFranco at London's Union Chapel and in 2013 released the much anticipated 'Dear Lamp Love Moth' receiving further praise from national press and radio. In 2014 Ruth recorded 'Earth to Shovel' a 5 track EP which was never officially released but sold out anyway. Currently preparing to record a further two full length albums in 2015, one senses Ruth is only just getting started. "Songs so quirky and unexpected that it's impossible to imagine anyone else performing them, following none of the more conventional styles of song-writing. And it actually works." - The Guardian ★★★★ "Her tales leave you breathless" - MOJO ★★★★

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Well Hung Heart

on Thu, 25 Jun 2015 at Southampton The Talking Heads Doors at 7.30pm

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Aon Teanga

on Thu, 25 Jun 2015 at Belfast Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich 8pm

Togra ar leith le Ruth Keggin, Oileán Mhanainn, Eoin Ó Ceannabháin ó Chonamara agus Maryanne Kennedy ó Albain. Beidh siad ag ceol amhráin i nGaeilge Mhanainn, na hÉireann agus Albain. Unique project featuring Ruth Keggin from the Isle of Man, Eoin Ó Ceannabháin from Conamara and Maryanne Kennedy from Scotland singing song in Manx Gaelic, Gaeilge, Scots Gaelic

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Wes Finch

on Thu, 25 Jun 2015 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop Doors at 7.00pm

TBA

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Wes Finch

on Thu, 25 Jun 2015 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop Doors at 7.00pm

TBA

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Dana & Susan Robinson

on Thu, 25 Jun 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

These guitar-playing, banjo-frailing, fiddle-sawing, and harmony-singing interpreters of the American rural experience are two of our favourite transatlantic visitors, with their unique blend of original songwriting and old time mountain music. You will switch between laughter and poignant reflection as they capture your imagination for a wonderful musical journey across their homeland.

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Dana & Susan Robinson

on Thu, 25 Jun 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

These guitar-playing, banjo-frailing, fiddle-sawing, and harmony-singing interpreters of the American rural experience are two of our favourite transatlantic visitors, with their unique blend of original songwriting and old time mountain music. You will switch between laughter and poignant reflection as they capture your imagination for a wonderful musical journey across their homeland.

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Emily Portman Trio

on Thu, 25 Jun 2015 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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Petra Magoni & Ferruccio Spinetti (musica Nuda)

on Thu, 25 Jun 2015 at London Water Rats doors 7.30pm - main act at 9.00pm

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Dave Swarbrick

on Fri, 26 Jun 2015 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead Door 7pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from Dave Swarbrick, plus a set from each of the support acts. * Mix of row seats and standing room * Concessionary tickets are for the unwaged (ie no paid employment) - proof required at the door on the night. Please note that we have an allocation of ten concessionary online tickets for each of our concerts - first come first served! * Tickets on the door (where still available) will be priced at £15/12 * Seats are not reserved, and a ticket may not always guarantee a seat, although there will be standing room. If having a seat is essential to you, please ensure that you are there when the door opens at 7pm, as the room fills up quickly for popular concerts. * Children are welcome provided they sit quietly without disturbing other members of the audience. If you are unsure about this, please contact us before buying tickets for children. * Food and real ale available! Please note that you will not usually be able to eat in the ballroom where the concert is held, although once the doors open you may reserve a seat and then eat elsewhere. If you wish to eat, please ensure that you arrive in plenty of time to order and eat your food. * For more information or to contact the Goose please see our website www.thegooseisout.com

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Dave Swarbrick

on Fri, 26 Jun 2015 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead Door 7pm

* Door 7pm * DJ FlapJackDavey 7 - 8pm and 11pm onwards * Live music 8-11pm includes two sets from Dave Swarbrick, plus a set from each of the support acts. * Mix of row seats and standing room * Concessionary tickets are for the unwaged (ie no paid employment) - proof required at the door on the night. Please note that we have an allocation of ten concessionary online tickets for each of our concerts - first come first served! * Tickets on the door (where still available) will be priced at £15/12 * Seats are not reserved, and a ticket may not always guarantee a seat, although there will be standing room. If having a seat is essential to you, please ensure that you are there when the door opens at 7pm, as the room fills up quickly for popular concerts. * Children are welcome provided they sit quietly without disturbing other members of the audience. If you are unsure about this, please contact us before buying tickets for children. * Food and real ale available! Please note that you will not usually be able to eat in the ballroom where the concert is held, although once the doors open you may reserve a seat and then eat elsewhere. If you wish to eat, please ensure that you arrive in plenty of time to order and eat your food. * For more information or to contact the Goose please see our website www.thegooseisout.com

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The Phil Beer Band

on Fri, 26 Jun 2015 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing Bar opens at 6.30 pm, doors at 7.30 pm

Phil is one of the most popular ambassadors for acoustic roots music. A dazzling instrumentalist, he is perhaps best known as a top flight fiddler and plays in the all-star line-up, Feast of Fiddles. But his skills don't stop there, he also plays slide, Spanish and tenor guitar, mandocello, viola, mandolin and South American cuatro, not to mention contributing rich vocals. His love of traditional tunes and American country rock led to the Phil Beer Band who deliver a unique blend of 'folk and roll' drawn from an eclectic variety of sources. The band comprises six musicians each with musical careers in their own right, including guitarist and singer Emily Slade and melodeonist and tunesmith Gareth Turner, known for his energy-fuelled performances with Little Johnny England. Nick Quarmby (Colvin Quarmby) on bass, Steve Crickett on drums and Olivia Dunn (Mad Dog MaCree) on fiddle complete the line-up. Phil's instrumental skills on acoustic and electric guitars, fiddle and mandolin are well documented and have been utilized by countless artists over the years, including The Rolling Stones, Mike Oldfield and Steve Harley. He was for many years lead guitarist and singer with the Albion band and co-wrote many of their songs. He has also made forays into film and television music as well as finding time to produce albums for other musicians. Described by The Guardian as 'where Steve Earle and Richard Thompson collide' an evening with The Phil Beer Band is fast, frenetic, 'feel-good' and leavened with a good helping of humour. One not to be missed!

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O'hooley & Tidow

on Fri, 26 Jun 2015 at Saltaire Caroline Social Club Doors 7pm, Show 8pm

With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on BBC 6 Music and Radio 2, a five star live review and feature in The Guardian, culminating in a MOJO Folk Album of the Year award for groundbreaking album The Hum, O'Hooley & Tidow are regarded as lionhearted trailblazers of contemporary music and songwriting. 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 at times spine-tingling performances are infused with an honesty and empathy that will disarm even the hardest of heart. 'Boundless songwriting and exquisite harmonies that truly shine..Remarkable. Surely one of the albums of the year.' * * * * * Guardian 'I LOVE the new album.' Lauren Laverne, 6 Music 'Defiant, robust, northern, poetical folk music for the times we live in.' Independent 'Boldly defiant and sharply individual. One of British Folk's mightiest combinations' **** MOJO Folk Album of the Month

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Peatbog Faeries

on Fri, 26 Jun 2015 at Matlock Bath The Grand Pavilion Doors 7.30pm Show 8.30pm

Based on the Isle of Skye, the Peatbog Faeries were nominated for Best Live Act at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2012 and having already twice won "Live Act of the Year" at the Scottish Traditional Music Awards. Described as 'the future of Celtic dance music' the Peatbog Faeries are one of Scotland's best known names in contemporary folk music. They've taken their own individual brand of Scottish tunes to audiences around the world, from European Festivals, to Asia, Africa, America, Canada and Australia. The Peatbogs have recorded six studio albums, they made their first live release in April 2009 and their latest CD, "Dust" was released on the 8th of August of 2011. They incorporate many influences which take them from traditional jigs and reels through jazz, hiphop, Reggae and more. Their inventive and unique approach always brings to their audience a true flavour of traditional Scottish music whilst offering a high octane experience - so be prepared to get on the dance floor! 'Nothing prepares you for the high octane music of the Peatbog Faeries' - The Scotsman Band website: http://www.peatbogfaeries.com/ Venue website: http://www.thegrandpavilion.co.uk/whats-on/3-peatbog-faeries/event_details Tickets £15 adv (+BF) Doors 7.30pm Show 8.30pm Bar available throughout We apologise for the inconvenience but we currently do not have disabled access - a lift is in the restoration plans! Last train back to Derby 10.57 from Matlock Bath

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Mànran

on Fri, 26 Jun 2015 at Crawfordjohn Village Hall Doors open 7:30pm

Award winning Scottish band Mànran were established in June 2010. Since then they have performed at many of the World's most established folk/world festivals and were invited to do a special one off concert for the 2012 London Olympics. They will bring to 'The Wee Gig' their own unique blend of music: Gaelic, English, traditional and contemporary, making this a concert NOT TO BE MISSED. Support act on stage at 8pm - Licensed bar. INTERNATIONAL ARTIST OF THE YEAR - Australian Celtic Music Awards 2014 TRADITIONAL ARTS, SCOTS AND GAELIC AWARD - Creative Scotland Awards 2012 ALBUM OF THE YEAR & GAELIC SINGER OF THE YEAR - MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2011

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Ricardo Curbelo: Rhythms From Latin America

on Fri, 26 Jun 2015 at Lewes All Saints Arts Centre 7.30 pm start. Doors and bar 7pm

Innovative, highly skilled Latin American harpist, composer and poet, Ricardo Curbelo takes his audiences on a colourful musical journey through different Latin American countries. He presents a great combination of traditional pieces, together with many of his own, often spellbinding compositions, energetic and jazzy numbers contrasting with lovely melodies and romantic vocals. The sound response of his Modelo Corvado harps, which he designs and constructs himself, is part of the uniqueness of his performances and he offers most of us here in Europe a very different, rhythmic and exciting experience of harp music! Ricardo has been resident in London since 1979 and has many years experience on a wide variety of stages: radio & TV, concerts, festivals, educational institutions, wedding receptions and charity performances, to name but a few. He is delighted to be bringing his music to The All Saints Centre and the lovely town of Lewes. Harp, cuatro, maracas and vocals will be demonstrated with a sparkling virtuosity not to be missed! "A night of powerful, breathtaking and simply spectacular music from this master player of the Latin American Harp." (Valleys Roots Magazine, Wales) "He has got to be seen to be believed." (Time Out magazine, London) "We loved the music; enchanting, magical and beautiful." (Chairman Anglo-Colombian Society, May 2014) More information on: www.ricardocurbelo.com Advance tickets: £8 adult & £5 under 18s/students. (under 13s free) Door: £10 & £5

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Ricardo Curbelo: Rhythms From Latin America

on Fri, 26 Jun 2015 at Lewes All Saints Arts Centre 7.30 pm start. Doors and bar 7pm

Innovative, highly skilled Latin American harpist, composer and poet, Ricardo Curbelo takes his audiences on a colourful musical journey through different Latin American countries. He presents a great combination of traditional pieces, together with many of his own, often spellbinding compositions, energetic and jazzy numbers contrasting with lovely melodies and romantic vocals. The sound response of his Modelo Corvado harps, which he designs and constructs himself, is part of the uniqueness of his performances and he offers most of us here in Europe a very different, rhythmic and exciting experience of harp music! Ricardo has been resident in London since 1979 and has many years experience on a wide variety of stages: radio & TV, concerts, festivals, educational institutions, wedding receptions and charity performances, to name but a few. He is delighted to be bringing his music to The All Saints Centre and the lovely town of Lewes. Harp, cuatro, maracas and vocals will be demonstrated with a sparkling virtuosity not to be missed! "A night of powerful, breathtaking and simply spectacular music from this master player of the Latin American Harp." (Valleys Roots Magazine, Wales) "He has got to be seen to be believed." (Time Out magazine, London) "We loved the music; enchanting, magical and beautiful." (Chairman Anglo-Colombian Society, May 2014) More information on: www.ricardocurbelo.com Advance tickets: £8 adult & £5 under 18s/students. (under 13s free) Door: £10 & £5

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Liverpool Acoustic Live Featuring Larry Beckett With The Long Lost Band

on Fri, 26 Jun 2015 at Liverpool The View Two Gallery Doors 7.45pm, music 8.15pm

Liverpool Acoustic are pleased to present a very special joint performance of music and poetry featuring Larry Beckett (Portland, USA) and The Long Lost Band (Lancaster, UK) The US poet Larry Beckett's songs have been recorded by musicians all over the world; first writing with Tim Buckley (father of Jeff Buckley) in the 1960s & 70's. The pair co-wrote many era defining classics including 'Song to the Siren' which has been covered by such names as Robert Plant, Bryan Ferry, This Mortal Coil, George Michael and Sinead O'Connor. Beckett is also known in the US as a widely respected poet who has been writing, for over forty years, a series of long poems exploring the intersections of North American history, myth and song. Larry started writing with UK group The Long Lost Band in early 2013 and they will be performing a special track called 'On The Hook' , which was Tim Buckley & Larry Beckett's very last song. Buckley was given the lyrics by Larry in early summer 1975, but Tim died suddenly in June of that year, before the music was written. Four decades later The Long Lost Band were given the lyrics by Larry, and wrote the music in 2014, bringing the song to life. Larry will read from his newly published epic poem 'Paul Bunyan' and will also join The Long Lost Band on stage playing keyboards for performances of a whole collection of songs they have written together, including an elegy to John Lennon, and a journey to a modern, mythical Babylon. The band will also perform 'Song To The Siren', which will include Larry's short and powerful essay on how the classic song came to be. We hope you can join us and enjoy plugging into a rich vein of historical and present day crafting of word & song. Support TBA Tickets are £7.00 in advance (plus 70p booking fee) or £8 on the door. The doors open at 7.45pm, music starts at 8.15pm and runs through to 10.45pm. Bar available. Unfortunately the performance space is on the third floor of the View Two Gallery and there is no lift access.

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Jinski

on Fri, 26 Jun 2015 at Newcastle Cumberland Arms (Byker) Doors open 8pm. Onstage 8.45pm

JINSKI (Steve Wegrzynski & Dave Kennedy) celebrate the release of their recent vinyl EP 'Live Long' on Lucky Smile Records/Proper Music Distribution with a rare show back home in the north east. Theirs is a partnership forged from acoustic roots and the love of a strong melody. Their music touches the borders of folk, country and pop, keeping alive the song writing tradition whilst remaining resolutely modern. Playing 'live' with just two voices and two guitars JINSKI have been touring the UK, honing their craft, chalking up the miles and making new friends wherever they play. 'Folk for modern ears' - Maverick magazine www,jinski.com

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Vin Garbutt

on Fri, 26 Jun 2015 at Barton The Ropewalk Doors open at 7pm, gig starts at 8pm

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Jack Harris

on Fri, 26 Jun 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, Doors open 7.30pm

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The Cedars + The Most Ugly Child

on Fri, 26 Jun 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ THE CEDARS: The Cedars combine raucous Folk-Americana with dark, foreboding blues and the occasional heart-stopping ballad to produce heady, intoxicating music. They have built both a formidable live set and an enthusiastic following since their first show back in 2006, and are highly respected amongst their peers on the alt.folk and Americana scenes. Since they formed, The Cedars have played a huge variety of shows and festivals including Glastonbury, Reading, Secret Garden Party, Wilderness, The Great Escape, Camp Bestival, Cropredy Fringe, Truck and many more. Their debut album Little Copper Still was recorded in California with producer Ian Brennan, whose previous work with folk legend Ramblin' Jack Elliot and recently Peter Case and Tinariwen have garnered Grammy Awards. Little Copper Still has earned critical acclaim from radio and music press with tracks from the album appearing on Americana and Folk collections here in the UK and in the US. "A very, very good album" Bob Harris they make a menacing folk-blues noise filled with slide dobro, banjo and railway track drums, and in Chantal Hill they have a singer who can break hearts and mend them again in an instant (Q Magazine) ------------------------------------------------------------- THE MOST UGLY CHILD: It started with a young man with a wise old head, who seemed possessed by the spirits of the great country singers of the past, writing and singing to ease the heartache. Now The Most Ugly Child are a 6-piece country powerhouse, with rabble rousing fiddle breaks and pedal steel swells to make you weep. They can have you dancing on the tables or break your heart with a song. Centred around the song writing partnership of Daniel Wright and Stevie-Leigh Goodison, who have been likened to some of the legendary country duos of yesteryear, the band is made up of some of the finest musicians in the Midlands. Current line up includes Matt Cutler and Max Johnson (The Broomhill String Band), the tightest rhythm section in town, Nicole J Terry (The Rip-Roaring Success) on fiddle and 'Big' Jim Widdop (The Sadies, Los Pacaminos, Cold Light Of Day, Buck Shot Soup) on pedal steel and dobro. Their original material blends seamlessly with old country classics. With influences ranging from Hank Williams, Townes Van Zandt and George Jones to Tom Waits and Led Zeppelin the band have a sound all of their own. As comfortable on a festival stage as in the smallest of real ale taverns the bands live shows have captivated audiences across the UK and received kind praise from the likes of Ian Siegal, Mark Radcliffe and Chas Hodges. With their first EP 'A Wicked Wind Blows' released to great reviews and success, the band have started writing and recording toward their first full length album, set for release, summer 2015. www.themostuglychild.com

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Hat Fitz And Cara

on Fri, 26 Jun 2015 at Leek Foxlowe Arts Centre 7.30pm

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Rod Clements And Iain Thomson In Concert

on Fri, 26 Jun 2015 at Wigan Parish Church Doors 7.00p.m Concert 7.30pm

A welcome return visit from Rod And Iain. Rod was a founder member of Lindisfarne and writer of such songs as " Meet Me on the Corner" and " The Road To Kingdom Come". During a hiatus from Lindisfarne he co-founded Jack the Lad and gave them such fine songs as " Why Can't I be Satisfied ?" After Jack the Lad he played with such fine artists as Bert Jansch, Ralph McTell, Michael Chapman, and Thea Gilmore. He rejoined the original lineup of Lindisfarne in 1976. After Alan Hull's death he contributed more key songs to their repertoire such as " Can't do right for doing wrong" , " Jubilee Corner", And " Freedom Square". When Lindisfarne split up in 2003 he went back to exploring his music with a stripped down semi-acoustic style. The double album " Rendevous Cafe" reworks many of his most well known songs in this " back to basics " approach and is particularly fine . He is joined by Lindisfarne bass player Iain Thomson for what will undoubtedly be another fine night. The evening will be opened by our very own Huers. They may well be previewing songs from their soon to be released 3rd album

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Young'uns Live

on Fri, 26 Jun 2015 at Alderholt St James Church 7:30pm

Doors Open 7.30pm Contact: office@stjamesalderholt.org.uk

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Young'uns Live

on Fri, 26 Jun 2015 at Alderholt St James Church 7:30pm

Doors Open 7.30pm Contact: office@stjamesalderholt.org.uk

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Cotton Top Boppin' Presents Gal Holiday And The Honkytonk Revue + The Henri Herbert Band

on Fri, 26 Jun 2015 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

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Andy Clarke & Steve Tyler: Shammick Acoustic

on Sat, 27 Jun 2015 at Combe Martin The Pack o' Cards Doors 7.30 pm for 8 pm start

Based down the other end of the county, this relatively recently formed duo are in increasing demand throughout the country. Native Devonian Andy's roots in folk music go back to his childhood through his father, himself and musician and singer at the time, and he quickly discovered a passion for traditional song, and his repertoire includes songs from the collection made by the 19th Century West Country folk song collector, Baring Gould, playing guitar and bouzouki. Steve is a virtuoso player of the hurdy gurdy which he took up some twenty years ago, as well as playing gothic harp, cittern and citole ('What's that?' do I hear you ask? Google it) Working with several other, mainly early music, bands, he has performed throughout Europe and recorded numerous CDs. Together, Andy and Steve form an extremely versatile duo with a unique approach to traditional songs and tunes. Well worth hearing!

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Never The Bride

on Sat, 27 Jun 2015 at Chichester The Chichester Inn Doors 8pm

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Hatful Of Rain

on Sat, 27 Jun 2015 at Portsmouth The Square Tower Doors Open 7.00PM

Here at Square Roots towers we're absolutely delighted to welcome back the frankly awesome Hatful Of Rain, who believe it or not were one of the very first acts that we put on at the Square Tower under our current auspices way back in June 2013! They sold the show out and had the audience spellbound. And as if that isn't enough excitement we're also thrilled to have secured the services of young Canadian banjo genius Darren Eedens as support for the evening. It's not very often that we book acts on the strength of an e-mail, but checking out Darren's back catalogue and You Tube videos and then reading that When Darren Eedens sings, it's like stumbling upon an old record at your grandparents' house, pulling it out, wiping off the years and dropping the needle in the groove; the Harry Smith Anthology comes to mind. , then it was clear we had to get him down to the Tower for you. Hatful Of Rain A British acoustic roots band steeped in the fiddle tunes and old time ballads of the Appalachian mountains. If you like Gillian Welch, Crooked Still and the soundtrack from Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? from the eastern shores of the Atlantic - this is for you! Hatful Of Rain are a British folk / American roots band, combining powerful songwriting with musical virtuosity and a strong traditional feel. The Hatful's make full use of the single microphone approach which creates an engaging spectacle whilst underlining the warmth and communal style of the music played. Their brand spanking new follow up album The Morning Key has also just been released on the wonderful Union Music record label, and again has the critics singing the bands praises far and wide - The opportunity to catch them live is a must! If Hatful of Rain are the barometer of the UK folk/roots/Americana scene, then the future looks safe and secure! (3 Chords & The Truth). What The Critics Say Beautiful music (Roseanne Cash) Well worth seeking out (The Daily Telegraph) It's easy to pin the bluegrass label on this bunch, which in my view does them a disservice, as while their songs encompass the usual round of death, love, heartbreak etc, by adding elements of British folk manage to sound refreshingly different. They were a knockout at the recent Maverick festival. Go buy this album if you want to know what all the fuss is about (Maverick Magazine) Darren Eedens Known in his travels as The Dirty Little Picker Darren Eedens is a folkin'/honky tonkin'/bluegrass musician, sometimes he plays banjo, but the rest of the time he does not. An old soul filled with story telling imagination, Darren Eedens, bends truths, and creates upbeat rhythmic tracks with hauntingly morbid lyrics. With his many influences ranging from the honky tonkin', folk and bluegrass pickers of the past, he uses his unique and powerful voice to captivate anyone within earshot. With an unmatched live energy, he shares his views on life and more often death, shedding a beautiful light on the tragic tale. Standing on tables belting out words beyond his years, audiences are silent, only adding the necessary stomp clamps to many of the entirely acoustic pieces. You can catch Darren Eedens playing hard and fast, with his banjo, guitar and mandolin as his weapons of choice, sometimes using his voice as his only instrument. It is not uncommon to find Darren belting lyrics out at the top of his lungs, picking more notes per bar than most people can wrap their heads around. He breaks any barriers that one would expect to find when attending a show to see a solo act. His energy is unmatched and from the first note picked literally has the entire audience ready to move and party, yet can bring a crowd right down to an absolute silence while he picks a ballad of love lost. What The Critics Say On his own, he leaves audiences spellbound with his dazzling instrumental skills, startling old-school vocals (imagine Buddy Holly sitting on a porch in the Appalachians!) and tall tales (Blues Magazine UK)

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The Hot Rock Pilgrims

on Sat, 27 Jun 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, see greennote.co.uk for start time

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

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Larry Beckett In Collaboration With The Long Lost Band

on Sat, 27 Jun 2015 at Lancaster Yorkshire House Doors at 8.00pm

LAWM are pleased to present a special joint performance of music & poetry Featuring Larry Beckett (Portland, USA) and The Long Lost Band (Lancaster, UK) The US poet Larry Beckett's songs have been recorded by musicians all over the world; first writing with Tim Buckley (father of Jeff Buckley) in the 1960s & 70s. The pair co-wrote many era defining classics including 'Song to the Siren' which has been covered by such names as Robert Plant, Bryan Ferry, This Mortal Coil, George Michael and Sinead O'Connor. Beckett is also known in the US as a widely respected poet who has been writing, for over forty years, a series of long poems exploring the intersections of North American history, myth and song. Larry started writing with UK group The Long Lost Band in early 2013 and they will be performing a special track called 'On The Hook' , which was Tim Buckley & Larry Beckett's very last song. Buckley was given the lyrics by Larry in early summer of 1975, but Tim died suddenly in June of that year, before the music was written. Four decades later The Long Lost Band were given the lyrics by Larry, and wrote the music in 2014, bringing the song to life. Larry will read from his newly published epic poem 'Paul Bunyan' and will also join The Long Lost Band on stage playing keyboards for performances of a whole collection of songs they have written together, including an elegy to John Lennon, and a journey to a modern, mythical Babylon. They will also perform 'Song To The Siren', which will include Larry's short and powerful essay on how the classic song came to be. We hope you can join us and enjoy plugging into a rich vein of historical and present day crafting of word & song.

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Martyn Joseph

on Sat, 27 Jun 2015 at Broadmayne Village Hall Doors 7.30pm - Show 8.00pm

Martyn Joseph is a powerful singer and songwriter gifted with the rare ability to speak to the soul with his expressive and poignant lyrics. With a career spanning 30 years, 32 albums, over a half a million record sales and thousands of live performances, the versatility of his music touches genres of folk, rock, soul, folk funk and Americana, yet somehow all these labels cannot define the spirit of his music. Compared to Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews, he has created his own style and reputation as a mesmerising live performer. A unique talent driven by passion, social awareness and love for his trade, his music manages to empower and speak for the many. Martyn was awarded Best Male Artist at the 2004 BBC Welsh Music Awards and in 2012 his song There's Always Maybe won the best folk song category in the World Independent Music Awards. In addition to his 5 top 50 UK hits, the importance of his work has been recognised by programmes such as BBC 2's prime time series on Singer/Songwriters. Social justice has an essential presence throughout his music, which has been recognised with various humanitarian awards and plaudits. Concerned with making music that is relevant and vital to his audience, he engages with challenging narratives tackling the complexity of the human condition underpinned with a promise of hope. In his own words Really what I do is to try and write songs that might step up and make some sense of a moment in time. A good song makes you feel like you're not alone in the world. Songs For The Coming Home, his most recent self-penned studio album, is filled with snap shots and images from his personal journey. At the heart of this record is the notion that we are always striving to return. Returning to a place of solace, understanding, compassion, a place of justice, mercy and peace. That despite the carnage around us we can still save the day. Upon the release of the album BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris said Martyn is one of our most intelligent writers. He gets better and better. Described as a cinematic journey through continents via his trademark 'one take', up close sound with stunning instrumentation, Songs For The Coming Home resonates with raw performance. Incorporating this element of live presentation into the recording process, preserves the spirit of this charismatic live solo performer. In 2013 Martyn released a CD of Bruce Springsteen songs, to great public and critical acclaim, with the glowing endorsement of Dave Marsh, acclaimed American music critic and official Springsteen biographer. 2014 saw him take the spirit of his music onto a more practical footing with the launch of his "Let Yourself Trust", a not-for-profit organisation which aims to make a small difference out of great love and commitment by challenging injustice wherever it's found, educating via advocacy, campaigning for human rights, and raising issues that have been forgotten or ignored via fundraising initiatives, thus bringing about greater awareness for beautiful people in powerless situations He has won the love of audiences from USA to Europe through an impressive number of live dates, and has previously toured with the likes of Art Garfunkel, Jools Holland, Ani DiFranco, Suzanne Vega, Mike and The Mechanics, Joan Armatrading, Celine Dion and Shirley Bassey. He is hailed as a raconteur weaving tales on topical concerns, as well as stories on the fragility of love, with a magical ability to reach out to his listeners through his passion and humour. Stunning reviews single him out as an unmissable solo performer whose music stays with you long after the show has ended. Martyn Joseph. A unique talent driven by passion and love for his trade, continues to write, sing and play from the heart. It's a road he's been travelling for most of his life and, as he often tells his audience, 'you keep turning up and so will I.' Stunning, heartfelt music Bob Harris BBC Radio 2, October 2013 Springsteen-indebted Americana, suspended folk chords glistening beneath troubadour tales, his lyrical eloquence still inspired almost 30 years on from his debut MOJO One of the most charismatic and electrifying performers in Britain todaytough and passionate 
Tom Robinson BBC 6 music One of acoustic music's most original voices, and most forward looking of his generation of singer/songwriters
 Q Magazine A profound experience
 The Boston Globe Songs of social commentary as much as love, with a rootsy sensibility
 Time Out Written with craft, performed with passion
 Financial Times He is one of our most intelligent writers. He gets better and better like the finest of wines Bob Harris BBC Radio 2 Britain`s best kept secreta challenging songwriter and a compelling courageous live performer MoJo 4* review

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Wappenham Beer Festival

on Sat, 27 Jun 2015 at Towcester Wappenham Village Hall 12 pm

Wappenham Beer Festival 12 noon to midnight BBQ from 12 till 7 p.m. Music 'open mic' 12 noon to midnight

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Josienne Clarke And Ben Walker

on Sat, 27 Jun 2015 at Sutton Benger Village Hall Doors open 7:30, show at 8pm

Double BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners (best Duo 2015) Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker infuse ageless stories of love and loss with their exquisite command of many instruments. Whether interpreting words centuries old or singing her own authentic lyrics, Josienne's jewel-like voice finds the nuance in the simplest phrase and sends it, effortlessly, straight to your heart. Ben's musical tact and flair for arrangement provide the perfect setting, allowing the song centre-stage. Their new album 'Nothing Can Bring Back The Hour' is widely acclaimed. http://josienneclarke.co.uk/ They will be supported by the fabulous Kirsty Bromley. She is a young contemporary folk singer based in Sheffield who draws upon a wide range of traditional music. She has a most disarmingly transparent voice, but also the uncanny and beautiful knack of drawing attention to the song rather than the messenger, by the manner in which she employs it. Her debut album 'Time Ashore' features original songs as well as carefully curated folk gems. "Kirsty Bromley is a singer of songs of social justice, traditional songs and songs from the heart. Her voice is effortless yet stirring, at times ethereal but always earthy and with strong roots. Musical and beguiling." - Nancy Kerr, BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year 2015.

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Curtis Eller @ Stag And Hounds

on Sat, 27 Jun 2015 at Bristol The Stag and Hounds 6pm

CURTIS ELLER The most fantabulous, craziest, entertaining yodeling banjo player from New York City you'd ever wish to meet! Having spent a decade toiling away in the musical sweatshops of New York City, Curtis Eller has relocated to North Carolina. Mr. Eller has assembled a new version of his band, The American Circus, and is diligently pursuing his goal of becoming America's leading purveyor of songs about Elvis Presley and Richard Nixon. The wild-eyed vaudevillian's banjo-driven, rock & roll songs describe a dreamlike vision of American history where all points in time have collapsed into one. Abraham Lincoln and Fidel Castro can rub shoulders with Buster Keaton and Joe Louis against a backdrop of presidential assassinations, circus disasters and Civil War battlefields. Bandcamp: http://curtiseller.bandcamp.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/curtisellermusic Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/curtiseller Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/curtiseller More details here: http://www.stagandhoundsbristol.co.uk/curtis-eller.html

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Siobhan Miller & Aaron Jones

on Sat, 27 Jun 2015 at Poole Skinner Street UR Church 7pm doors, 8pm music

Siobhan Miller, although still her 20's, is already one of the top Scots singers of traditional and folk songs. In 2008 she and Jeanna Leslie won the BBC Young Folk Award. Since then she has gone from strength to strength being a regular performer on BBC Alba. She is accompanied for this concert in the intimate and lovely Skinner Street Church by Aaron Jones, the brilliant guitarist and bouzouki player. Parents can buy cheap tickets £10 for children accompanying them.

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Siobhan Miller & Aaron Jones

on Sat, 27 Jun 2015 at Poole Skinner Street UR Church 7pm doors, 8pm music

Siobhan Miller, although still her 20's, is already one of the top Scots singers of traditional and folk songs. In 2008 she and Jeanna Leslie won the BBC Young Folk Award. Since then she has gone from strength to strength being a regular performer on BBC Alba. She is accompanied for this concert in the intimate and lovely Skinner Street Church by Aaron Jones, the brilliant guitarist and bouzouki player. Parents can buy cheap tickets £10 for children accompanying them.

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Sam Sweeney & John Dipper Concert

on Sat, 27 Jun 2015 at Sheffield The Woodland Discovery Centre Doors 7pm

An intimate concert with Sam Sweeney and John Dipper in the beautiful surroundings of the Woodland Discovery Centre in Sheffield. Please feel free to bring your own drinks to this event.

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Fiddle Workshop And Concert: Sam Sweeney And John Dipper

on Sat, 27 Jun 2015 at Sheffield The Woodland Discovery Centre 10am-5pm, concert doors at 7pm

Sam will be dissecting his own technique and sharing his expertise and enthusiasm for English fiddle style and repertoire. The day will look at both left and right hand technique, repertoire and developing personal style. With very special guest John Dipper! For intermediate/advanced level - must be able to learn by ear. The day will finish with an evening concert in which you will get to see tutors Sam and John in action. A small number of concert tickets will be available to purchase separately. Please feel free to bring your own drinks to the concert. For more information contact info@soundpost.org.uk or visit www.soundpost.org.uk A Little Note On Concessions... In order to make our events as accessible as possible we try to offer concessions or alternatives to paying full price where ever possible. These concessions are intended for people on low income for whatever reason - low pension, student loans, or un/low-waged. Please use your discretion. We don't want to exclude anyone from our events, but please don't be too Yorkshire about it. (i.e. It is not intended for people who can afford it, but happen to a bit older than some of us!)

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Fiddle Workshop And Concert: Sam Sweeney And John Dipper

on Sat, 27 Jun 2015 at Sheffield The Woodland Discovery Centre 10am-5pm, concert doors at 7pm

Sam will be dissecting his own technique and sharing his expertise and enthusiasm for English fiddle style and repertoire. The day will look at both left and right hand technique, repertoire and developing personal style. With very special guest John Dipper! For intermediate/advanced level - must be able to learn by ear. The day will finish with an evening concert in which you will get to see tutors Sam and John in action. A small number of concert tickets will be available to purchase separately. Please feel free to bring your own drinks to the concert. For more information contact info@soundpost.org.uk or visit www.soundpost.org.uk A Little Note On Concessions... In order to make our events as accessible as possible we try to offer concessions or alternatives to paying full price where ever possible. These concessions are intended for people on low income for whatever reason - low pension, student loans, or un/low-waged. Please use your discretion. We don't want to exclude anyone from our events, but please don't be too Yorkshire about it. (i.e. It is not intended for people who can afford it, but happen to a bit older than some of us!)

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Stephen Kenwright Benefit Concert

on Sat, 27 Jun 2015 at York Clements Hall Doors open at 7pm

A concert to launch Ostler's Dog CD 'The St Leonard Sessions', in aid of St Leonard's Hospice, York Cancer Care Centre and Mikoko Pamoja. Featuring The Bronze, Blonde on Bob, New Earswick Musical Society, singers from the Black Swan Folk Club, Soundscape and John Vaughn, Paul Robson, Bar Bowen and Ralph Bown.

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Stephen Kenwright Benefit Concert

on Sat, 27 Jun 2015 at York Clements Hall Doors open at 7pm

A concert to launch Ostler's Dog CD 'The St Leonard Sessions', in aid of St Leonard's Hospice, York Cancer Care Centre and Mikoko Pamoja. Featuring The Bronze, Blonde on Bob, New Earswick Musical Society, singers from the Black Swan Folk Club, Soundscape and John Vaughn, Paul Robson, Bar Bowen and Ralph Bown.

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Great World Music Picnic (all Day Ticket)

on Sat, 27 Jun 2015 at Hebden Bridge Wainsgate Chapel Doors 12.30pm Programme 1pn

WORLD MUSIC PICNIC INCLUDING THE CARRIVICK SISTERS, PROJECT JAM SANDWICH AND PAULA DARWISH.

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Great World Music Picnic (all Day Ticket)

on Sat, 27 Jun 2015 at Hebden Bridge Wainsgate Chapel Doors 12.30pm Programme 1pn

WORLD MUSIC PICNIC INCLUDING THE CARRIVICK SISTERS, PROJECT JAM SANDWICH AND PAULA DARWISH.

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Great World Music Picnic - Carrivick Sisters

on Sat, 27 Jun 2015 at Hebden Bridge Wainsgate Chapel 1:00pm

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Great World Music Picnic - Carrivick Sisters

on Sat, 27 Jun 2015 at Hebden Bridge Wainsgate Chapel 1:00pm

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Great World Music Picnic - Project Jam Sandwich

on Sat, 27 Jun 2015 at Hebden Bridge Wainsgate Chapel 2:30pm

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Great World Music Picnic - Project Jam Sandwich

on Sat, 27 Jun 2015 at Hebden Bridge Wainsgate Chapel 2:30pm

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Great World Music Picnic - Paula Darwish

on Sat, 27 Jun 2015 at Hebden Bridge Wainsgate Chapel 4:00pm

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Great World Music Picnic - Paula Darwish

on Sat, 27 Jun 2015 at Hebden Bridge Wainsgate Chapel 4:00pm

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Chris While & Julie Matthews With Kellie While

on Sat, 27 Jun 2015 at Threlkeld Village Hall 8:00pm

Chris and Julie are a duo of 20 years and are currently nominated for Best Duo on the BBC Folk Awards. Kellie is Chris's daughter with a voice as lovely as her mother's.

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Chris While & Julie Matthews With Kellie While

on Sat, 27 Jun 2015 at Threlkeld Village Hall 8:00pm

Chris and Julie are a duo of 20 years and are currently nominated for Best Duo on the BBC Folk Awards. Kellie is Chris's daughter with a voice as lovely as her mother's.

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Warthog World Of Music 2

on Sun, 28 Jun 2015 at Lowdham Village Hall Doors open 5 pm

Approximate performance times: Hannah Scott 5.45 - 6.45 pm Hat Fitz & Cara 7.15 - 8.15 pm Blackbeard's Tea Party 8.45 - 10.00 pm LICENSED BAR AND FOOD STALLS

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Simply Dylan

on Sun, 28 Jun 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

A Tribute to Bob Dylan NOT a Bob Dylan Tribute. Simply Dylan is as straightforward as the title suggests; no frills, no gimmicks, no pretence. It is John O'Connell's personal exploration and celebration of the rich and diverse work of Bob Dylan. John O'Connell, a rare talent who has had his name indelibly written in to the tapestry of Liverpool's music scene, has collaborated with other highly reputable musicians from the city to form his Dylan Band. No ordinary interpretation, this is a remarkable and exceptional project which promises to delight Dylan fans young and old and to ignite a new wave of passion for one of the world's most prodigious songwriters. "I went to see Johnny O'Connell playing Simply Dylan at the Cavern Liverpool and it was absolutely stunning. Johnny is one of the most talented musicians I have come across and his Dylan set is effortlessly brilliant."(Peter Hooton, The Farm) "Simply Dylan in Blackpool... I had a great time on Friday listening to Johnny O'Connell playing Simply Dylan for around 2 hours. Normally I don't like Dylan 'covers' but this guy is different. He's not an impersonator, more an interpreter and an accomplished musician and singer to boot. This was great fun and an ideal way to meet up with friends and to get in the mood for the show. He was only going to do two gigs, one on the Friday and the other on Sunday but, by popular demand, he performed on Saturday as well...." (John Baldwin, Desolation Row Information Service).

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Martyn Joseph

on Sun, 28 Jun 2015 at Exeter Matthews Hall Doors 7.30pm - Show 8.00pm

Martyn Joseph is a powerful singer and songwriter gifted with the rare ability to speak to the soul with his expressive and poignant lyrics. With a career spanning 30 years, 32 albums, over a half a million record sales and thousands of live performances, the versatility of his music touches genres of folk, rock, soul, folk funk and Americana, yet somehow all these labels cannot define the spirit of his music. Compared to Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews, he has created his own style and reputation as a mesmerising live performer. A unique talent driven by passion, social awareness and love for his trade, his music manages to empower and speak for the many. Martyn was awarded Best Male Artist at the 2004 BBC Welsh Music Awards and in 2012 his song There's Always Maybe won the best folk song category in the World Independent Music Awards. In addition to his 5 top 50 UK hits, the importance of his work has been recognised by programmes such as BBC 2's prime time series on Singer/Songwriters. Social justice has an essential presence throughout his music, which has been recognised with various humanitarian awards and plaudits. Concerned with making music that is relevant and vital to his audience, he engages with challenging narratives tackling the complexity of the human condition underpinned with a promise of hope. In his own words Really what I do is to try and write songs that might step up and make some sense of a moment in time. A good song makes you feel like you're not alone in the world. Songs For The Coming Home, his most recent self-penned studio album, is filled with snap shots and images from his personal journey. At the heart of this record is the notion that we are always striving to return. Returning to a place of solace, understanding, compassion, a place of justice, mercy and peace. That despite the carnage around us we can still save the day. Upon the release of the album BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris said Martyn is one of our most intelligent writers. He gets better and better. Described as a cinematic journey through continents via his trademark 'one take', up close sound with stunning instrumentation, Songs For The Coming Home resonates with raw performance. Incorporating this element of live presentation into the recording process, preserves the spirit of this charismatic live solo performer. In 2013 Martyn released a CD of Bruce Springsteen songs, to great public and critical acclaim, with the glowing endorsement of Dave Marsh, acclaimed American music critic and official Springsteen biographer. 2014 saw him take the spirit of his music onto a more practical footing with the launch of his "Let Yourself Trust", a not-for-profit organisation which aims to make a small difference out of great love and commitment by challenging injustice wherever it's found, educating via advocacy, campaigning for human rights, and raising issues that have been forgotten or ignored via fundraising initiatives, thus bringing about greater awareness for beautiful people in powerless situations He has won the love of audiences from USA to Europe through an impressive number of live dates, and has previously toured with the likes of Art Garfunkel, Jools Holland, Ani DiFranco, Suzanne Vega, Mike and The Mechanics, Joan Armatrading, Celine Dion and Shirley Bassey. He is hailed as a raconteur weaving tales on topical concerns, as well as stories on the fragility of love, with a magical ability to reach out to his listeners through his passion and humour. Stunning reviews single him out as an unmissable solo performer whose music stays with you long after the show has ended. Martyn Joseph. A unique talent driven by passion and love for his trade, continues to write, sing and play from the heart. It's a road he's been travelling for most of his life and, as he often tells his audience, 'you keep turning up and so will I.' Stunning, heartfelt music Bob Harris BBC Radio 2, October 2013 Springsteen-indebted Americana, suspended folk chords glistening beneath troubadour tales, his lyrical eloquence still inspired almost 30 years on from his debut MOJO One of the most charismatic and electrifying performers in Britain todaytough and passionate 
Tom Robinson BBC 6 music One of acoustic music's most original voices, and most forward looking of his generation of singer/songwriters
 Q Magazine A profound experience
 The Boston Globe Songs of social commentary as much as love, with a rootsy sensibility
 Time Out Written with craft, performed with passion
 Financial Times He is one of our most intelligent writers. He gets better and better like the finest of wines Bob Harris BBC Radio 2 Britain`s best kept secreta challenging songwriter and a compelling courageous live performer MoJo 4* review

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Hicks And Goulbourn

on Sun, 28 Jun 2015 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45 pm (music from 8 to 10.30)

Hicks and Goulbourn, who first met in 2007, are becoming an established act on the folk and acoustic music scene. Their music is characterised by pure acoustic tones, reflective lyrics, well crafted arrangements and intricate, complex guitar work. Whilst the genres in their typical sets are wide-ranging there is no compromise in quality and their live performances are interspersed with engaging anecdotes and humour. Lynn was drawn at an early age to the smooth harmonies of Crosby, Stills and Nash and The Beach Boys and the melodic tones of James Taylor and Joni Mitchell, the sound of Motown, Stevie Wonder and Diana Ross. Later influences included Steeleye Span, June Tabor, Annie Lennox and Indigo Girls. Singing has been a passion throughout Lynn's life. More recently she has enjoyed attending vocal and challenging harmony workshops in Cumbria and Shropshire, led and inspired by Maddy Prior and Abbie Lathe. Steve is drawn to instrumental music and, as he calls, it "strangely beautiful, weird and difficult stuff". His favourite or most influential artists include Moondog, Dusan Bogdanovic, Eric Dolphy, Kronos Quartet, Harry Partch and Alan Hovhaness. Steve started playing guitar aged 13, learning first in the classical genre and later studying finger style jazz guitar with Duck Baker. He now plays classic ragtime, swing jazz, blues, Celtic, early and modern classical pieces with ease. Steve is also a qualified luthier specialising in early and modern fretted instruments. Hicks and Goulbourn perform and record with guitars built by Steve.

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Mairi Orr

on Sun, 28 Jun 2015 at Glasgow The Glad Cafe 7.30pm

Singer songwriter Mairi Orr performs her debut album 'Jenny does burn' prior to it's official release on 29th June. Joining her in the band line-up for this event are: Steven Polwart: Guitars Mattie Foulds: Drums & percussion Nico Bruce: Double bass Eilidh Shaw: Fiddle Dave Currie: Dobro

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Alan Prosser

on Sun, 28 Jun 2015 at Canterbury The Black Robin Inn 6pm for 6.30pm start

Alan Prosser is the Canterbury based guitarist (and multi-instrumentalist) singer, songwriter and founding member of one of the greatest British Folk-Rock bands - The Oysterband. Since 1978 as part of the Oysterband he has toured in 35 countries - festivals, concerts, bars, rallies, jails, bring 'em on! - won 5 BBC Folk Awards, made 13 studio albums and one DVD. In 1997 Alan took a reprieve from the British folk-rock band to record a solo album, Hall Place, a collection of 11 songs and five instrumentals. Co-produced by Alaric Neville, Alan was greatly aided on the album by Oysterband bandmates who supplied lyrics for several tunes and instrumental support. In a review of the album, Rock'n'Reel wrote, "Prosser's smooth authoritative and unhurried vocals set the mood for an album rich in texture, mood, and melody, and, calling on the collective talents of various Oysters and Chumbawambas, he creates a beautifully realized collection that builds on his English folk roots and adds Celtic, Breton, blues, and even classical strains all approach with a flair for the unusual and offering welcomed surprises." Alan last played at Folk in the Barn in a Trio with Lucy Randall and Harmonica maestro Brendan Power,known as Nomads. Here we have a chance to see Alan perform his own music in the cosy and intimate setting of the Black Robin Inn, Kingston. We think he's an outstanding musician in his own right and has a soothingly beautiful soft toned voice. Doors 6pm for 6.30pm start Tickets £12 online £13 cash or cheque in advance £14 on the door Choice of booking options on www.folkinthebarn.co.uk 01227 831493

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Woody Guthrie: Hard Times And Hard Travellin'

on Sun, 28 Jun 2015 at London Green Note Doors open 7pm. See GreenNote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------- WOODY GUTHRIE: HARD TIMES AND HARD TRAVELLIN' is a live programme that sets the songs of Woody Guthrie in the context of the American 1930s - the Dust Bowl, the Depression, the New Deal and the state of popular music itself. In the presentation, Will Kaufman brings such hard-hitting Guthrie songs as "Vigilante Man", "Pretty Boy Floyd" and "I Ain't Got No Home" into conversation with other relevant songs - from Joe Hill's "The Preacher and the Slave" to "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?". These renditions, buttressed by detailed historical commentary, exemplify the blending of music and radical politics that marks Guthrie's most powerful and evocative work. "No one can understand the American people without listening to Woody Guthrie. Will Kaufman's doing important work here." Tom Paxton "Woody wrote literally thousands of songs, and they're known all over 'the other America'. I thank Will Kaufman for introducing a new generation of Europeans to this side of the country. It's a wonderful job he's doing." Pete Seeger WILL KAUFMAN is a singer, guitarist and Professor of American Literature and Culture at the University of Central Lancashire. His book, Woody Guthrie, American Radical was published in 2011 by the University of Illinois Press.

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Plumhall

on Sun, 28 Jun 2015 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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Michael Muldoon

on Sun, 28 Jun 2015 at Soham The Brook 12pm

Come and enjoy Michael's wonderful voice! Sunday lunch from noon, Show 2.30pm onwards

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Martin Stephenson & The North Carolina Connection

on Sun, 28 Jun 2015 at Newcastle upon Tyne Club Tornado @ The Gosforth Hotel Doors 7.30pm

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The Jeremiahs

on Sun, 28 Jun 2015 at Manchester Chorlton Irish Club 7:30pm

This Irish quartet has been making a name for itself rather fast over the two short years since its founding. Together, Joe Gibney (vocals, whistle), Brian Corry (tin whistle, flute, fiddle), James Ryan (guitar bouzouki) and Jean-Christophe Morel (fiddle) make a sound that can best be described as a fresh and healthy blend of the traditional and the contemporary.

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The Jeremiahs

on Sun, 28 Jun 2015 at Manchester Chorlton Irish Club 7:30pm

This Irish quartet has been making a name for itself rather fast over the two short years since its founding. Together, Joe Gibney (vocals, whistle), Brian Corry (tin whistle, flute, fiddle), James Ryan (guitar bouzouki) and Jean-Christophe Morel (fiddle) make a sound that can best be described as a fresh and healthy blend of the traditional and the contemporary.

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Dean Owens

on Mon, 29 Jun 2015 at Brighton The Greys 8:30pm

terrace cred. presents: From Edinburgh, launching his new Nashville recorded album 'Into the Sea', Dean Owens is one of Scotland's most acclaimed and established songwriters. 'Fantastic stuff' Bob Harris. 'Scotland's most engaging and haunting Singer-Songwriter' Irvine Welsh. 'For god's sake buy this album' Russell Brand Founder of the much loved Felsons and Whiskeyhearts band, Dean's music has been described as Celtic Americana with a rocky pop edge, and draws as much from his Scottish roots, especially his home town of Leith as from his US heroes. The emotional honesty in ihs songs shines through as he sings about people and places, love and regrets, drawing favourable comparisons with the likes of Springsteen. A gritty yet lyrical Scottish sensibility, delivered with a searingly soulful voice.

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The Family Stone

on Mon, 29 Jun 2015 at Worthing Pier Doors open 6.30pm Show starts 8pm

During an era of injustice and inequality, living legends the Family Stone broke down barriers with their psychedelic funk and powerful lyrics and became one of the most influential groups of all time. With original founding members and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Cynthia Robinson, Gregg Errico, and Jerry Martini as part of the line-up, the band perform Sly and the Family Stone hits like Family Affair, Everyday People, Stand, Life, Thank You, Dance To The Music etc. with the same enthusiasm as they did in the '60s and '70s. The Family Stone and friends do not disappoint and you are guarantted to see a thrilling performance. don't miss it. This is a very rare once in a life time occasion to see this group in an intimate personal Art Deco building with stunning views rather than a large stadium From Woodstock to Worthing Pier This is a standing event only There are some restrictive viewings due to pillars www.worthingpier.co.uk

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Blues Night - The Samantha Fish Band

on Tue, 30 Jun 2015 at Evesham The Iron Road Doors 7.45pm

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The Good Lovelies

on Tue, 30 Jun 2015 at London The Old Queen's Head Doors @ 7.30pm. Music @ 8.30pm

PLEASE NOTE: This event will be taking place at our alternative home for the evening: THE OLD QUEEN'S HEAD, 44 Essex Road Angel (N1 8LN) DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Good Lovelies are one of Canada's premiere folk bands, known for their impeccable vocals, toothsome songwriting and on-stage charisma. With high-profile awards and plenty of praise from the international folk music community, the trio is now set to venture beyond the boundaries of old time traditions with a new album, Burn The Plan. A new spirit of adventurousness gives Burn The Plan an extra spark; the album is permeated with textures and tones from musical worlds away. "The Good Lovelies are one of the best vocal groups in Canada. If the Andrews Sisters joined the Beach Boys you would get close to their sweet harmonies." Stuart McLean, Vinyl Café www.goodlovelies.com

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Fran Smith

on Tue, 30 Jun 2015 at Newcastle Cumberland Arms (Byker) Doors open 7.30pm / show starts 8.00pm

FRAN SMITH Fran Smith's live performances leave you feeling like you've stumbled upon a completely new, unique talent. Named a Live Music Highlight of the Year by the BBC in 2014, the Yorkshire-based singer-songwriter has toured with the likes of Martha Wainwright, Athlete and legendary punk-poet John Cooper Clarke, and recently played her first sell-out shows in the US. Her soulful, Northern tones are rooted in English folk, but musically she will transport you somewhere else entirely. Fran writes the kind of lyrics that people fall in love with: poetic, intelligent, sensuous and passionately delivered. Her intimate, piano-based songs weave infectious pop melodies with a dark baroque quirkiness that evokes Florence Welch and Antony Hegarty. Fran self-released her debut EP in 2013 without a label, manager or publicist. It was championed by the likes of Steve Lamacq, Bob Harris and BBC Introducing, and all four tracks eventually received significant national airplay on Radio 2, 4 and 6 Music. Last year she recorded in New York with Brad Albetta (Rufus Wainwright's musical director) and Rob Moose (Antony and the Johnsons' violinist and musical director), and also spent time co-producing new songs at London's prestigious Air-Edel Studios. She will release new music in 2015. Website: http://fransmith.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/fransongslive Twitter: http://twitter.com/fransongs Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/fransongs MAT HUNSLEY Mat is a 21-year-old singer-songwriter from Newcastle by way of Lincolnshire, whose unique brand of storytelling has been praised and admired by the likes of BBC Introducing, The Line of Best Fit, The 405 and Amazing Radio. He writes raw, stripped-back songs that are reminiscent of Bon Iver, Ben Howard and James Vincent McMorrow in their rustic, ethereal charm and troubled honesty. Mat's début single, 'Au Contraire', was released to wide acclaim, and swiftly connected with a passionate following that continues to grow, as Mat brings his music to an ever-wider audience. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mathunsley Twitter: http://twitter.com/hunsleymat Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/hunsleymat

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Sarah-jane Scouten From Montreal, Canada

on Wed, 1 Jul 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors 7:00pm Music starts 8:00pm

Sarah Jane Scouten is the real new deal. New songs that seem instantly familiar, written in the old time style. Beautiful delivery and phrasing, imaginative narratives, and excellent musicianship. Sarah Jane is not to be missed. "A sweet-voiced country songstress with a saddlebag of keen-eyed songs from her trails through the backstreets of Montreal to the blasted coasts of Cape Breton. One of Canada's finest." In the style of Nanci Griffith's best music, Scouten's songs are filled with sturdy melodies, and the performance featuring everything from bluegrass picking to bar-band shuffle and burning-ballad intensity was memorable. Scouten has a flair for tying emotions to arresting images She creates mood without resorting to theatrics. And she respects musical tradition. Even borrows from it. Liberally. But she's always her own woman.

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Kathryn Williams

on Wed, 1 Jul 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Kathryn Williams' artful and soulful compositions and sweet sound have got the critics falling over each other to heap praise on her. She is more than just a folk singer/songwriter, producing music that possesses great depth and multiple dimensions, and which addresses both the everyday and the surreal and abstract. See more info at kathrynwilliams.net

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Canada Day Special Feat. Amanada Rheaume + Caroline Brooks

on Wed, 1 Jul 2015 at London Green Note Doors @ 7pm, See Greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 'OH CANADA!' - Come celebrate Canada Day with some Canadian Dames. 100% Canadian Music Guaranteed ... featuring AMANDA RHEAUME + CAROLINE BROOKS. Ottawa-based AMANDA RHEAUME is an accomplished Métis singer-songwriter with a powerful, slightly gritty, deeply personal, and instantly accessible folk/roots sound with elements of country, pop, and soul. Rheaume recently received a Canadian Folk Music Award for Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year (2014) and a Juno Award nomination for Aboriginal Album of the Year (2014) both for her latest album Keep a Fire. Performing over 160 shows a year, Rheaume has delivered her unique and soulful blend of folk-country-pop twinged tracks to audiences around the world - and Canada Day at Green Note is going to be a memorable one! www.amandarheaume.com CAROLINE BROOKS, AKA 'Little Mama Robin', is one third of award-winning Canadian band GOOD LOVELIES. Alone, she delves deeply into her folk-pop roots and in clear bell tones sings about the things she knows best: Touring, domesticity, and love of her little family. If you get a chance to see a rare solo appearance, don't miss it. With the Good Lovelies hectic schedule, they're few and far between. www.littlemamarobin.com

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Martin Simpson

on Thu, 2 Jul 2015 at Chichester Assembly Room Doors 7pm, on stage 7.30pm

There is no doubt that after 35 years as a professional musician Martin is, right now, better than ever. Widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world, his interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces of storytelling. His solo shows are intense, eclectic, spellbinding and deeply moving. Martin has been nominated an astounding 31 times in the fifteen years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards - more than any other performer - with 12 nominations for Musician of The Year, which he has won twice. 2008 saw an incredible 5 nominations for 'Prodigal Son' and 2 wins, whilst in 2010 he had an unprecedented 6 nominations for his CD, 'True Stories' and a win for Best Traditional Track, 'Sir Patrick Spens'. Whether playing American old-time music, blues, a Dylan song or his own material, Martin Simpson is unpredictable, individual and a guitarist of immense subtlety. www.martinsimpson.com

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Richard Digance

on Thu, 2 Jul 2015 at Barton The Ropewalk Doors open at 7pm, gig starts at 8pm

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The Teacups

on Thu, 2 Jul 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

This acapella quartet tackles an ages-old collection of great songs with all the vibrancy and enthusiasm of youth. Alex Cumming, Kate Locksley, Rosie Calvert and Will Finn met on the Newcastle Folk Degree and as students gave us a splendid Young Performer night set in 2012. Now graduates, they continue to sing together superbly, delivering a varied repertoire with much gusto and some very subtle harmony arrangements.

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The Teacups

on Thu, 2 Jul 2015 at York Black Swan Inn Doors open 8pm

This acapella quartet tackles an ages-old collection of great songs with all the vibrancy and enthusiasm of youth. Alex Cumming, Kate Locksley, Rosie Calvert and Will Finn met on the Newcastle Folk Degree and as students gave us a splendid Young Performer night set in 2012. Now graduates, they continue to sing together superbly, delivering a varied repertoire with much gusto and some very subtle harmony arrangements.

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Billy Walton Band

on Thu, 2 Jul 2015 at Oxford The Bullingdon Doors 7pm, music 8.00 - 10pm

New Jersey's Billy Walton Band return to the UK since signing to Viztone records to promote their brand new album 'Wish For What You Want'. Produced by Blues legend Tony Braunagel (Bonnie Rait/Taj Mahal/Paul Kossoff) it also features Billy's Asbury Jukes boss Southside Johnny. The newly expanded 6 piece band features Billy Walton gtr/vox, bassist William Paris, drummer Johnny D'Angelo, The Jersey Horns - Sean Marks sax, Ian Grayson trombone - & Sam Sherman keys. Last time they played they had the whole audience dancing so come and party!

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Gwdihw Presents: Sarah Jane Scouten & Support

on Thu, 2 Jul 2015 at Cardiff Gwdihw 7:30pm

At age 5, Sarah Jane Scouten was sitting on the dining room table, singing Lace and Pretty Flowers, by Canadian folk musician, Willie P. Bennett. Hank Williams and Stan Rogers were her greatest inspirations, both a staple at Sunday morning pancake breakfast and afterward, singing bluegrass and gospel music with her father. Fast forward to the present day, and Sarah is an artist of international renown, having led her brilliant string band in Montreal, recalling Lucinda Williams, DeMent & more whilst incorporating the many roots of roots music - from Western-Swing, Cajun, honky-tonk & Appalachian string music - all with that same instinctual, childlike appreciation for Folk music's power. Making tender, heart-grabbing songs which pull you in without empty nostalgia, brilliant new LP 'The Cape' even manages to mention Dylan Thomas. We can't wait to hear the Canadian Folk Music Prize nominated album and more on a very rare UK date. Supports to follow. Scouten has a flair for tying emotions to arresting images She creates mood without resorting to theatrics. And she respects musical tradition. Even borrows from it. Liberally. But she's always her own woman. - Patrick Langston, Penguin Eggs Magazine SARAH JANE SCOUTEN - http://www.sarahjanescouten.com/

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Chris And Kellie While In Concert

on Fri, 3 Jul 2015 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion Concert starts 8.15 pm, Legion open from 7pm

Two of the finest female singers around in the UK, we are proud to welcome back Chris While, and her daughter Kellie for the first time. Chris writes most of her songs herself, with a few covers of songs by writers such as Sandy Denny. Supporting Chris and Kellie we have the sweet voiced star of The Jigantics and the Gerry Colvin Band, Marion Fleetwood, best known for her fiddle playing and bright red hair! Marion also brings her beautiful voice. You will be amazed!

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Chris And Kellie While In Concert

on Fri, 3 Jul 2015 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion Concert starts 8.15 pm, Legion open from 7pm

Two of the finest female singers around in the UK, we are proud to welcome back Chris While, and her daughter Kellie for the first time. Chris writes most of her songs herself, with a few covers of songs by writers such as Sandy Denny. Supporting Chris and Kellie we have the sweet voiced star of The Jigantics and the Gerry Colvin Band, Marion Fleetwood, best known for her fiddle playing and bright red hair! Marion also brings her beautiful voice. You will be amazed!

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Namvula

on Fri, 3 Jul 2015 at Emsworth Tuppeny Barn 7.30pm doors and music

Scottish-Zambian singer, and her band, highly tipped for great success this year. Great to dance to ! Licensed bar and food available, unreserved seating with dance floor. Presented in association with African Night Fever - who also DJ.

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Martin Simpson

on Fri, 3 Jul 2015 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing Bar opens at 6.30 pm, doors at 7.30 pm

There is no doubt that after almost 40 years as a professional musician Martin is, right now, better than ever. Widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world, his interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces of storytelling. His solo shows are intense, eclectic, spellbinding and deeply moving. Martin has been nominated an astounding 27 times in the fourteen years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards - more than any other performer - with 9 consecutive years as nominee for Musician of The Year, which he has won twice. 2008 saw an incredible 5 nominations for "Prodigal Son' and 2 wins, whilst in 2010 he had an unprecedented 6 nominations for his CD, "True Stories" and a win for Best Traditional Track, "Sir Patrick Spens". 2012's nominations for Martin include, Best Album for 'Purpose & Grace", Best Traditional Track for "The Lakes Of Ponchartrain" and Best Musician. In 2014 his album, 'Vagrant Stanzas' was nominated for Album Of The Year, but it was as a member of The Full English that he collectively took home awards that year, for Best Group and Album Of The Year. There is no doubt that after almost 40 years as a professional musician Martin is, right now, better than ever. Widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world, his interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces of storytelling. His solo shows are intense, eclectic, spellbinding and deeply moving. Martin has been nominated an astounding 27 times in the fourteen years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards - more than any other performer - with 9 consecutive years as nominee for Musician of The Year, which he has won twice. 2008 saw an incredible 5 nominations for "Prodigal Son' and 2 wins, whilst in 2010 he had an unprecedented 6 nominations for his CD, "True Stories" and a win for Best Traditional Track, "Sir Patrick Spens". 2012's nominations for Martin include, Best Album for 'Purpose & Grace", Best Traditional Track for "The Lakes Of Ponchartrain" and Best Musician. In 2014 his album, 'Vagrant Stanzas' was nominated for Album Of The Year, but it was as a member of The Full English that he collectively took home awards that year, for Best Group and Album Of The Year. With his latest album, 'Vagrant Stanzas', Martin makes a career defining statement these are solo, intimate performances captured in jewel-like recordings. The ambition was to record just one man and his guitar (or banjo) close-miked and personal. Most of the performances are first or second takes. This is not a record of repairs and corrections, this is what I do at a gig. It's the first time I've made a studio album which deliberately tries to capture the immediacy of a live performance. in fact it is the intimacy of playing to a friend which is at the heart of this album. Hence, what you hear is an astonishing record of Martin at his intimate and personal best. The album has received high praise from critics. What you get is pure and fluent Simpson musicianship. A very fine record. ~ ★★★★ ~ The Telegraph.

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War Horse, Only Remembered

on Fri, 3 Jul 2015 at Barton upon Humber The Citadel Doors open at 6.30pm, performance starts at 7pm

Author Michael Morpurgo will read from his book accompanied by musicians John Tams and Barry Coope

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War Horse, Only Remembered

on Fri, 3 Jul 2015 at Barton upon Humber The Citadel Doors open at 6.30pm, performance starts at 7pm

Author Michael Morpurgo will read from his book accompanied by musicians John Tams and Barry Coope

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Kathryn Williams

on Fri, 3 Jul 2015 at Ramsgate Music Hall Doors at 7.30pm - 1am

We are thrilled to announce that Kathryn Williams will play the Ramsgate Music Hall on the 3rd of July. She releases a brand new album of songs inspired by Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar: 'Hypoxia' will be released via One Little Indian on the 15th June. The project's origins came in 2013 when Kathryn received a call from New Writing North asking if she would accept an open commission to write something about Plath for the Durham Book Festival's celebration of her life and work, commemorating the 50th Anniversary of The Bell Jar's publication. Excited, but also somewhat intimidated by the prospect, Kathryn quickly realised that trying to write song lyrics for poems without using the actual poems or referencing them was going to be nigh on impossible, and -as time passed - what had seemed like a gift of making her own brief, turned to dread and foreboding as she desperately tried to find a way into the material. Momentarily stuck, Kathryn began what was to be a revelatory re-reading of The Bell Jar (which she hadn't read since her teens): "What I wasn't prepared for was the muscular writing. The shocking, brutal honesty. The modernness. Thinking about a woman writing this 50 years ago was astounding." Struck by the book's protagonist, and with a note of relief, the brief to write about the characters and themes in the book came into clear focus. In October of last year, Kathryn performed five original songs inspired by The Bell Jar at Durham Town Hall - alongside writer Andrew Wilson reading from his (then forthcoming) book 'Mad Girl's Love Song - Sylvia Plath and Life Before Ted' - "it was a surreal experience to share these songs that felt like secrets," she says of the show. But things didn't end there - Kathryn found she was unable to escape the lure of the book's characters and continued to write songs 'for' the book over the next year ("This strange little cuckoo that had pushed my other records out of the way was demanding to be fed."). Finally, with 8 songs ready, Kathryn enlisted the help of friend and collaborator Ed Harcourt who produced and engineered the album, also co-writing a ninth song, 'Cuckoo', into the bargain. Sonically the album utilises textures first explored by Kathryn on her Adrian Utley produced project, 'The Pond' (2011). There are surprises to be found here too, like the dramatic glam rock guitars that suddenly erupt in lead single 'Mirrors' and in Kathryn's deliciously idiosyncratic lyrics & delivery - her gentle voice loaded with an underlying edge and steeliness that has never seemed more apposite. https://www.facebook.com/KathrynWilliamsMusic http://kathrynwilliams.co.uk/ Catch Kathryn on tour, close and wonderfully personal in the UK here in Ramsgate, Darkest Kent.

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Diesel Therapy

on Fri, 3 Jul 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, Doors open 7.30pm

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Tom Blackwell

on Fri, 3 Jul 2015 at Manchester Gullivers Doors 7.30pm

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Billy Lee & The Swamp Critters

on Fri, 3 Jul 2015 at London Green Note Doors@ 7pm. Pls see greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Orignial/Zydeco/Cajun/Texas Swing- "what the Gulf Coast Sound is all about!" Raised in the swamplands and dance halls of South East Texas where his mother performed in various bands, Billy brings Zydeco (African-Creole), Texas Swing & Cajun music, together with some history and dance demos with his fiddler! His songs are mostly original, and in 2014 he wrote and produced the theme song for Six Flags America's Mardi Gras Section. Rare London appearance from this lively and authentic band - not to be missed!

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Worrall Festival Friday Folk Concert (adult Advance Ticket)

on Fri, 3 Jul 2015 at Sheffield Worrall Memorial Hall Doors open 7:00pm. First act starts at 7:15pm.

Friday Folk Concert headlined by Sheffield Folk group Jack's Rake. With support from Buskin' Buddies + special guests.

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Phil 'swill' Odgers (the Men They Couldn't Hang)

on Fri, 3 Jul 2015 at Leeds The Chemic Tavern Doors: 8pm

Join Phil Odgers, frontman of legendary folk rockers The Men They Couldn't Hang, for an intimate solo performance. Playing songs from his highly acclaimed solo album The Godforsaken Voyage, along with classic Men They Couldn't Hang hits, this will be a night to remember. Support comes from Leeds folk legend Gary Kaye, described as The Woody Guthrie of the West Riding.

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Hot Rock Pilgrims

on Fri, 3 Jul 2015 at Lewes The Elephant & Castle 7.30pm

The Hot Rock Pilgrims are an old-time/bluegrass supergroup featuring some of the most exciting young pickers in the South East of England. Dan Edwards is well known for his superb guitar and clawhammer work with bands such as The So Last Century String Band, Solid Gone, Amy Harrison & The Second Hand String Band and Ben Paley's Long Hill Ramblers. Hubert, Bruno and Sam have been making waves in England and Ireland with acclaimed Bluegrass/Irish fusion band Lands End. Together they will take you on a high-energy pilgrimage of Appalachian music and its descendants.

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Hot Rock Pilgrims

on Fri, 3 Jul 2015 at Lewes The Elephant & Castle 7.30pm

The Hot Rock Pilgrims are an old-time/bluegrass supergroup featuring some of the most exciting young pickers in the South East of England. Dan Edwards is well known for his superb guitar and clawhammer work with bands such as The So Last Century String Band, Solid Gone, Amy Harrison & The Second Hand String Band and Ben Paley's Long Hill Ramblers. Hubert, Bruno and Sam have been making waves in England and Ireland with acclaimed Bluegrass/Irish fusion band Lands End. Together they will take you on a high-energy pilgrimage of Appalachian music and its descendants.

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Little Sparrow

on Fri, 3 Jul 2015 at Hope Old Hall Hotel (tea rooms) 6:45pm

Taking place in the Tea Rooms. adjacent to The Old Hall Hotel. Bar available. This is to be the second event of the Folk, Blues & Beyond Folk and Blues Club. remember every wednesday is open acoustic night when all are invited to come and sing, play or just be there to enjoy More info at http://folkandblues.club

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Let The Sunshine

on Fri, 3 Jul 2015 at Oxford Wesley Memorial Church 8:00pm

Come along and hear the soulful sounds of Oxford Gospel Choir in their annual summer concert.

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Let The Sunshine

on Fri, 3 Jul 2015 at Oxford Wesley Memorial Church 8:00pm

Come along and hear the soulful sounds of Oxford Gospel Choir in their annual summer concert.

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Let The Sun Shine With Oxford Gospel Choir

on Fri, 3 Jul 2015 at Oxford Wesley Memorial Church 8:00pm

Come along and hear the joyful and infectious sounds of Oxford Gospel Choir in their toe-tapping summer concert!

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Let The Sun Shine With Oxford Gospel Choir

on Fri, 3 Jul 2015 at Oxford Wesley Memorial Church 8:00pm

Come along and hear the joyful and infectious sounds of Oxford Gospel Choir in their toe-tapping summer concert!

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Fire & Rain- The Songs Of James Taylor And Carole King

on Sat, 4 Jul 2015 at Cherry Burton Village Hall 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

Tom Townsend (Tom Townsend Blues Band) Rich Adams (Stony) Mark Gordon (Stony) Paul Tilley (Paul Tilley Jazz Band) and Bob Walker join forces to celebrate the music and songs of James Taylor and Carole King in this special July concert Tour. The show sold-out on its Cherry Burton debut in 2014! There is no bar so bring your own drinks/glasses.

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The Coal Porters

on Sat, 4 Jul 2015 at London Green Note Doors@ 7pm. Pls see greennote.co.uk for start time

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "The Coal Porters are the UK's leading hip bluegrass ensemble but their sound is much more than that. It encompasses both folk and indie which has given them the musical firepower to perform all over Britain and Europe with several North American tours under their belt. Led by ex-Long Ryder Sid Griffin the Coal Porters' last album, Find The One, has been favourably reviewed in everything from Uncut to The Daily Mail, from Spain's El Pais to The Los Angeles Times and their fans include ex-Byrd Chris Hillman, Billy Bragg, the BBC's Bob Harris, guitar hero Richard Thompson, and comic Harry Enfield. The Coal Porters are the only British band invited to perform at MerleFest in the USA in April 2015. Currently working on a new album their new fiddler is Kerenza Peacock, the gifted musician who played with Paul Weller, Seasick Steve and Adele as well as several symphony orchestras."

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Carrivick Sisters

on Sat, 4 Jul 2015 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre Venue 6pm, concert starts 7.30pm

Popular folk duo from Devon, with roots in the English folk scene but with influences from bluegrass and Americana. Lovely harmonies and instrumental virtuosity will make this a show to enchant you on US Independence Day!

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Carrivick Sisters

on Sat, 4 Jul 2015 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre Venue 6pm, concert starts 7.30pm

Popular folk duo from Devon, with roots in the English folk scene but with influences from bluegrass and Americana. Lovely harmonies and instrumental virtuosity will make this a show to enchant you on US Independence Day!

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Billy Walton Band

on Sat, 4 Jul 2015 at Pontypool Borough Blues Club 7:30pm

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Billy Walton Band

on Sat, 4 Jul 2015 at Pontypool Borough Blues Club 7:30pm

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Kathryn Williams - Saturday 4th July 2015 Bristol Folk House, Bs1 5jg Cost

on Sat, 4 Jul 2015 at Bristol The Folk House 7.30pm

Promoted by Ash Keys Music www.ashkeysmusic.com New album out ion One Little Indian in June - 'Hypoxia'. Inspired by Sylvia Plath's 'The Bell Jar'. http://kathrynwilliams.co.uk/ In October of last year, Kathryn performed five original songs inspired by The Bell Jar at Durham Town Hall - alongside writer Andrew Wilson reading from his (then forthcoming) book 'Mad Girl's Love Song - Sylvia Plath and Life Before Ted' it was a surreal experience to share these songs that felt like secrets, she says of the show. Sonically the album utilises textures first explored by Kathryn on her Adrian Utley produced project, 'The Pond' (2011). There are surprises to be found here too, like the dramatic glam rock guitars that suddenly erupt in lead single 'Mirrors' and in Kathryn's deliciously idiosyncratic lyrics & delivery her gentle voice loaded with an underlying edge and steeliness that has never seemed more apposite.

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Cosgrave & Banks In Concert

on Sat, 4 Jul 2015 at Stoke Gabriel Village Hall 8:00am

Two of Devon's finest acoustic musicians, Mike Cosgrave (accordion, guitar) and Steve Banks (fiddle, vocals, guitar) have come together to form an exciting new duo. They are both very skilled and experienced musicians who have played across different genres, reflecting their ongoing interest in expanding their musical horizons. The result, for their duo concerts, is a diverse selection of beautiful music from across Europe and beyond, traditional and contemporary. Visit the website, www.CosgraveAndBanks.com for more info, to listen to some demo tracks, and watch a video. Mike's varied musical career includes work with artists as diverse as the late Celtic Soul singer Jackie Leven and current star of the English scene Jackie Oates, as well as bluegrass virtuosos Daily Planet and highly regarded singer-songwriters Jenny Crook and Reg Meuross, but started with renowned late 90s Celtic/World music crossover band Sin é. Steve has played with, and written and arranged for the Carnival Band for many years, including their ever popular Christmas tours with Maddy Prior. He also played with Celtic folk-rock group Chanter, and founded his own Devon-based band, Blue Jewel, which recorded two albums, Dart Songs, and the 2015 release John Smart's Bottle, celebrating the bicentenary of Napoleon's extraordinary visit to Torbay.

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Cosgrave & Banks In Concert

on Sat, 4 Jul 2015 at Stoke Gabriel Village Hall 8:00am

Two of Devon's finest acoustic musicians, Mike Cosgrave (accordion, guitar) and Steve Banks (fiddle, vocals, guitar) have come together to form an exciting new duo. They are both very skilled and experienced musicians who have played across different genres, reflecting their ongoing interest in expanding their musical horizons. The result, for their duo concerts, is a diverse selection of beautiful music from across Europe and beyond, traditional and contemporary. Visit the website, www.CosgraveAndBanks.com for more info, to listen to some demo tracks, and watch a video. Mike's varied musical career includes work with artists as diverse as the late Celtic Soul singer Jackie Leven and current star of the English scene Jackie Oates, as well as bluegrass virtuosos Daily Planet and highly regarded singer-songwriters Jenny Crook and Reg Meuross, but started with renowned late 90s Celtic/World music crossover band Sin é. Steve has played with, and written and arranged for the Carnival Band for many years, including their ever popular Christmas tours with Maddy Prior. He also played with Celtic folk-rock group Chanter, and founded his own Devon-based band, Blue Jewel, which recorded two albums, Dart Songs, and the 2015 release John Smart's Bottle, celebrating the bicentenary of Napoleon's extraordinary visit to Torbay.

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Bagge & Armer

on Sat, 4 Jul 2015 at London Polish Jazz Cafe POSK 7:30pm

Nigel Bagge (voc/gtr) & Eddie Armer (hca)

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Silencio July 4th (music At 2015)

on Sat, 4 Jul 2015 at Watford Cha Cha Cha Cafe 7:45am

Music at 2015 Doors at 1945

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Silencio July 4th (music At 2015)

on Sat, 4 Jul 2015 at Watford Cha Cha Cha Cafe 7:45am

Music at 2015 Doors at 1945

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Let The Sunshine

on Sat, 4 Jul 2015 at Oxford Wesley Memorial Church 8:00pm

Come along and hear the soulful sounds of Oxford Gospel Choir in their annual summer concert.

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Let The Sunshine

on Sat, 4 Jul 2015 at Oxford Wesley Memorial Church 8:00pm

Come along and hear the soulful sounds of Oxford Gospel Choir in their annual summer concert.

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Let The Sun Shine With Oxford Gospel Choir

on Sat, 4 Jul 2015 at Oxford Wesley Memorial Church 8:00pm

Come along and hear the joyful and infectious sounds of Oxford Gospel Choir in their toe-tapping summer concert!

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Let The Sun Shine With Oxford Gospel Choir

on Sat, 4 Jul 2015 at Oxford Wesley Memorial Church 8:00pm

Come along and hear the joyful and infectious sounds of Oxford Gospel Choir in their toe-tapping summer concert!

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Dr Socrates

on Sat, 4 Jul 2015 at Newcastle upon Tyne St Teresa's Hall 7:30am

Travel back in time to the 19C for an evening of entertainment and commemoration of the 1815 Heaton Main Mining Disaster. Parking on Heaton Road and in Heaton Park Car Park. Bar www.underthefieldsofheaton.com

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Dr Socrates

on Sat, 4 Jul 2015 at Newcastle upon Tyne St Teresa's Hall 7:30am

Travel back in time to the 19C for an evening of entertainment and commemoration of the 1815 Heaton Main Mining Disaster. Parking on Heaton Road and in Heaton Park Car Park. Bar www.underthefieldsofheaton.com

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Bristol Cabot Choir

on Sat, 4 Jul 2015 at Bristol Christ Church Clifton 7:30am

Folk Inspired Music From the British Isles & Beyond

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Bristol Cabot Choir

on Sat, 4 Jul 2015 at Bristol Christ Church Clifton 7:30am

Folk Inspired Music From the British Isles & Beyond

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Singers' Night

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

Bring a song or two, join in, or just come and listen! 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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Hannah Aldridge

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

There are few artists that can truly encapsulate the essence and true range of Americana like Muscle Shoals artist Hannah Aldridge, whose musical pedigree precedes her and speaks for itself. Hannah is the daughter of Alabama Music Hall of Famer Walt Aldridge, who is one of the most prolific songwriters of the modern musical era. Twice named by Billboard magazine as one of the Top Country Songwriters of the year, ASCAP Songwriter of the Year, and countless Number One and Top Ten hits recorded by the likes of Lou Reed, Reba McEntire, Travis Tritt, Earl Thomas Conley, Ricky Van Shelton, Ronnie Milsap, and Conway Twitty. With sounds ranging from blues in the Mississippi Delta to the dusty, dixieland jazz sounds from New Orleans, the musical stylings of Muscle Shoals on up to the primitive roots of American Country music, Hannah Aldridge leaves no inspiration or influence untapped. More info at hannah-aldridge.com

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Anna Shannon

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

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

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Phoenix Festival

on Sun, 5 Jul 2015 at Richmond Crawdaddy Club 1:00pm

A charity event in aid of Genesis Research Trust (women and babies) headed by Lord Winston. Line up confirmed to date: Robin Bibi, Olivia Ruby Tiger, The All Night Workers, Bob Hokum's Devil Drives, The Blue Bishops, The Mustangs and The Others with guests Paul Cox, Martin Turner and classy young bass player Sophie Lord. To be opened by The Mayor of Richmond.

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Phoenix Festival

on Sun, 5 Jul 2015 at Richmond Crawdaddy Club 1:00pm

A charity event in aid of Genesis Research Trust (women and babies) headed by Lord Winston. Line up confirmed to date: Robin Bibi, Olivia Ruby Tiger, The All Night Workers, Bob Hokum's Devil Drives, The Blue Bishops, The Mustangs and The Others with guests Paul Cox, Martin Turner and classy young bass player Sophie Lord. To be opened by The Mayor of Richmond.

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Greg Russell And Ciaran Algar

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

Two time BBC Folk Award winners Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar met in 2011. Soon after the joining of the pair, the duo were signed to Fellside Records and in July 2012 released their debut album, The Queen's Lover. Numerous tours followed as the duo developed and honed their stage craft, becoming one of the most sought after young acts on the English Folk Scene. The press coverage and folk club reports have been glowing and rightly so (R2 Magazine). In January 2013, the pair picked up the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk award. Following the award win, Russell and Algar toured the country in April and, after completing school and University Exams in May, began touring again at the beginning of June - a schedule which saw them play venues and festivals such as Cambridge Folk Festival and Fairport's Cropredy Convention as well as appearing live on Mark Radcliffe's BBC Radio 2 Folk Show. After recording their second album in the November of 2013, again with Fellside, Russell and Algar received the Horizon Award for Best breakthrough act at the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. The second album, The Call, was then released in July receiving 5 Stars in fRoots, 4 Stars in both R2 Magazine and The Telegraph and a host of other brilliant reviews, Bright Young Folk describing it as an outstanding show of maturity with enormous promise. The duo come from musical households and both began to develop their musical skills long before joining forces. Algar, originally a member of TRI became All Ireland Champion, and All Britain Champion on numerous occasions before the age of 16 and Russell had begun a career as a solo musician supporting acts such as Karine Polwart and Lau, amongst others.

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Pig Earth

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

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

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Sonny And The Harp

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

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Sonny And The Harp

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

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Keep It Cash

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

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

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Curtis Eller's American Circus

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

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

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The London Klezmer Quartet

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

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

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Larkin Poe

on Tue, 7 Jul 2015 at Nottingham The Glee Club show 8pm

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Andy Cutting

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

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

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Andy Cutting

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

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

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Kathryn Williams

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

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

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Red River Dialect Album Launch

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

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

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Anne Mccue

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

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

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Michael Chapman + Harry Skinner & Dave Saunders

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

Licensed bar, car parking at rear of venue.

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George Borowski + Support.

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

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Mondomix Project

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

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

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Michael Chapman + Harry Skinner & Dave Saunders

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

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

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Oysterband

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

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

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Levels Collective: Naomi Bedford + Jack Harris

on Fri, 10 Jul 2015 at Bridgwater Arts Centre 8pm

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Daniel Meade & The Flying Mules

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

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

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Billy Mitchell

on Fri, 10 Jul 2015 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, doors open 7.30pm

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

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Anne Mccue

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

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

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Anne Mccue

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

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

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Voodoo Room

on Sat, 11 Jul 2015 at Bridgwater Arts Centre 8pm

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Voodoo Room

on Sat, 11 Jul 2015 at Bridgwater Arts Centre 8pm

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Chris Wood

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

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

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Chris Wood

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

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

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Claude Bourbon

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

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

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Blue Saturday In Bucks

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

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

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Blue Saturday In Bucks

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

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

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Blue Saturday In Bucks

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

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

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Blue Saturday In Bucks - Evening Event

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

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

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Dick Gaughan

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

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

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The Songs Of Townes Van Zandt & Jackie Leven

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

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

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

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

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

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Marty O'reilly & Rob Heron Double Bill Summer Special

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

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

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Moreland & Arbuckle

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

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

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Hannah Aldridge

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

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

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Don Gallardo + Hannah Aldridge

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

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

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Evi Vine And Big World Blue

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

Doors 7.30pm

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Marty O'reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra

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

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Boo Hewerdine

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

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Lloyd Williams

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

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

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Sadie Jemmett

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

London Love Songs 'Summer Party'! - More details to follow

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Keith James In Concert

on Wed, 15 Jul 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Performing in its entirety, his brand new original Album, entitled 'Always' After more than a decade of dedicated study and more than 1000 acclaimed concerts performing the work of much admired Songwriters and Poets: Cohen, Lorca, Drake, Neruda, Blake and Dylan Thomas, Keith is releasing what can only be described as an amazing landmark original Album entitled 'Always'. These 10 original songs (apart from Hiring Fair by Ralph McTell ), meticulously written and arranged, have come together slowly over the past 10 years or so and have matured with a strong sense of both personal and collective awareness, a tone that has been caught through older eyes; surreal, sub-textural, daring and provocative, showing anger and disturbance, humour, resolve, vision and sometimes compelling sadness. Expect an amazing concert! 'prototypical singer-songwriters of his calibre don't fade away, they just get wiser' (Maverick) 'Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear' (The Independent) 'Keith James has become a pillar of trust. A sublimely intimate and engaging voice' (Sunday Times) Keith currently has a worrying heart condition. Proceeds from this concert and sales of this new Album will be deposited separately in the event that Keith requires a surgical procedure.

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Stevieray Latham

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

Shortlisted for 2012's BBC Young Folk Award, he's a regular at Truck Festival and has supported the likes of My Darling Clementine and Ben Ottewell (Gomez). "StevieRay is surely destined for stardom" - AmericanRoots UK With support from Anglo/Aussie alt.folk duo The April Maze £10 on the door

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The Undercover Hippy

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

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

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'what She Will' Original Music From The Theatre Production

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

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

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Acoustic Amnesty Fundraiser Gig For Manchester Women's Aid

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

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

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James Findlay

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

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

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James Findlay

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

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

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"jez Lowe" @ The Hungry Horse Folk Club

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

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

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The Paperboys

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

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

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Kirsty Bromley Band At The Golden Fleece, Thirsk

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

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

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Newgrass Cutters

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

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

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Newgrass Cutters

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

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

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Dave Burland

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

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Hank Wangford - With Brad Breath & Spanner Robinson

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

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

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Jolie Holland

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

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

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Errol Linton Trio

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

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Otis Gibbs

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

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Said The Maiden

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

TBA

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Said The Maiden

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

TBA

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Tir Na Nog

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

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

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Andrew Duhon (grammy Nominee From New Orleans)

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

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

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Jim Causley

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

Sidmouth Acoustic Sessions

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Dave Burland

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

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

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Dissident Prophet With The Strangest Feeling

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

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

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John Kirkpatrick

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

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

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Martin Wyndham Read

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

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Martin Wyndham Read

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

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Della Mae

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

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Tom Paley & Ben Paley

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

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

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Louise Rutkowski

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

I PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Former-This Mortal Coil (4AD Records) vocalist Louise Rutkowski presents her first solo album, "Diary of a Lost Girl", accompanied by co-writer and producer, Irvin Duguid. "A gorgeous and simple album, that highlights her powerful voice." (Daily Express) "A cool, classy voice in all its Kate Bush-like huskiness, athleticism and drama." (The Scotsman)

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Della Mae With Special Guests Cc Smugglers

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

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Moreland & Arbuckle

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

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

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Otis Gibbs

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

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Paper Aeroplanes

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

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

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Lisa Mills

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

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

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Hillfolk Noir

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

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

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The Undercover Hippy

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

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Paper Aeroplanes

on Thu, 23 Jul 2015 at Cardiff Snails Delicatessen 7:00pm

Gourmet Gig Doors open at 7pm, first set at 7.30pm

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Beer And Bluegrass Festival 2015

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

Over 18 Hours of Great music from the USA and UK - 30 Real Ales from Britain and American styled Beers, Bottled Beers and Local Cider with Hot Dogs and Hamburgers and Ice Cream all from local producers Friday 24th Doors 6pm - 11.30pm Saturday 25th 12 noon to 11.30pm Weekend super Saver Ticket Available for both days Lindsay Lou & Flatbellys - Hill Folk Noir - Flats and Sharps - The Mountain Firework Company - New Hawleans Jug Band - Medicine Bend - Bow Legged Skeeters

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Rock Ridge Round Up

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

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

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The Paperboys

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

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

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The Coal Porters

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

The Coal Porters claim to be the world's first 'alt-bluegrass' act, demonstrating the power of fiddle, mandolin, banjo, acoustic guitar and doghouse bass when matched with four-part harmonies and memorable melodies. They have taken this sound around the world being featured on NPR's Morning Edition in the USA and having recorded a live session for Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2. Formed in Los Angeles during the last century, as so many things were, the Coal Porters were originally an electric act centred around ex-Long Ryder Sid Griffin, composer of the Long Ryders 1985 hit single 'Looking For Lewis And Clark'. After the band relocated from Los Angeles to London Griffin sallied forth renewed in spirit. The Coal Porters enjoyed indie chart success in the UK and Europe and toured frequently. Their albums Land Of Hope And Crosby and Los London received grand reviews in Mojo, Q, UnCut, LA Weekly, the Village Voice (NYC) and their album 'The Gram Parsons Tribute Concert' got a fine profile in Rolling Stone back in the States. The Coal Porters have five albums available. Their most recent, 'Find The One', was produced by folk-rock legend John Wood, producer of Fairport Convention, Nick Drake, Squeeze and Beth Orton. Firmly established on the UK and European touring circuits and possessors of their own sound the Coal Porters are an acoustic act with attitude. Their live show is polished yet passionate and second to none. Check them out soon and get ready for the ride of your life! 'Not your average fish & chips bluegrass, the Coal Porters have expanded their music with broad strokes and fearless execution.' - Chris Hillman (Byrds/Flying Burrito Bros) 'Sid Griffin was playing Americana long before it was called that with his Long Ryders and his pioneering spirit lives on in his work with the Coal Porters.' - Billy Bragg

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Henry Priestman

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

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

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George Borowski

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

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


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Kimber's Men: Shammick Acoustic

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

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

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Simon Kempston

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

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

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Louise Jordan

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

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Louise Jordan

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

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Kelly Oliver

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

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

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Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys

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

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

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Hannah Johnson & The Broken Hearts

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

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

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Defiance Sessions : Americana Songwriters Circle

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

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

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Defiance Sessions : Americana Songwriters Circle

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

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

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The Wurzels

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

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

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Mad Dog Mcrea Night

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

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

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Jim Causley

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

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

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Ian Siegal

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

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

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James Findlay

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

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

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Hunter Muskett

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

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

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

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

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

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100 Club Tuesday Blues Presents Linda Em

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

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Crh Music Presents Angaleena Presley

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

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The Hut People

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

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

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Edwina Hayes

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

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Otis Gibbs

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

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

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Otis Gibbs

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

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

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Damien Barbers Xl Special

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

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

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Damien Barbers Xl Special

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

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

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The Outside Track

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

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

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Lisa Mills

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

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

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Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys

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

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

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Archie Fisher

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

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

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Archie Fisher

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

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

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Otis Gibbs

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

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

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Big Gig With Martin Carthy

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

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

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Big Gig With Martin Carthy

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

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

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Blacktop Deluxe

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

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Blacktop Deluxe

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

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Martin Stephenson Plus Support

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

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

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Struggle Buggy

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

New band including Lee Bates & Billy Newton

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Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra

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

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

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Wizz And Simeon Jones

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

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

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Wizz And Simeon Jones

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

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

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The Sandy Denny Songbook

on Sun, 2 Aug 2015 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 8pm (Doors 7.30pm)

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

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Ranagri At Earthbeat

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

5.00 Doors Open 5.30 Christine & Bernie Johnson 6.10 Peg Powler 7.00 Sara Dennis & Steve Dagleish 8.00 Ranagri 9.00 - 9.30 Concert Ends

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The Mischa Macpherson Trio

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

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

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Tim Eriksen

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

terrace cred. presents:

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Trembling Bells

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

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

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50th Birthday Singers And Musicians Night

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

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

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50th Birthday Singers And Musicians Night

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

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

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East Yorks Musician's Night Featuring Nick & Helen Stubbs

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

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

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Red Dirt Skinners

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

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

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Alvin Youngblood Hart

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

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

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Trembling Bells

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

Formed by drummer Alex Neilson (Baby Dee, Tight Meat, Bonnie Prince Billy, Josephine Foster and more),Trembling Bells are an acclaimed Glasgow based indie folk rock band that reference late 1960s psychedelia and British folk revival acts such as Fairport Convention and the Incredible String Band. Like a faintly unhinged take on Fairport or Fotheringay with Lavinia Blackwall's soaring uplifting Sandy Denny style vocals that occasionally give way to deranged passages of feedback and clattering percussion. Last December's show (The Circle is Unbroken with Mike Heron) may well have been my favourite show ever staged here at the Kitchen Garden), its certainly in the top 5, and we can't wait to have them back again.

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Alvin Youngblood Hart

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

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

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Beggar's Bridge

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

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

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Beggar's Bridge

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

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

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Lake District Folk Weekend Concert With Tom Mcconville

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

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

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The Red Pine Timber Company Plus Support (bbq Available)

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

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

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Trembling Bells & Alasdair Roberts

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

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

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Caladh Nua

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

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

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Jess & Richard Arrowsmith

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

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

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Jess & Richard Arrowsmith

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

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

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"the Spinners Legends" @ The Hungry Horse Folk Club

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

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

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Louise Petit

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

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

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Louise Petit

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

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

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The Vagaband

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

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

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Chantel Mcgregor

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

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

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Curtis Eller's American Circus

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

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

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Iain Matthews & Egbert Derix

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

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The Stray Birds

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

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

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Anna Shannon

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

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

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Anna Shannon

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

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

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Debby Mcclatchy: Shammick Acoustic

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

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

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Pickin In The Pines - Bluegrass Day Camp

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

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

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Picking In The Pines - Evening Performance

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

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

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Intrigue In Tangiers

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

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

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Adam Holmes And The Embers

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

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

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Ten Strings And A Goat Skin

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

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

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Anna Rest Easy @ The Bedford:

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

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100 Club Tuesday Blues Presents Southbound

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

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Mike Vernon & The Mighty Combo

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

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

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An Exmoor Garland With Umber Music

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

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

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Luke Daniels

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

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

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The Deslondes

on Wed, 2 Sep 2015 at Manchester Gullivers 7.30pm

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

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The New Rope String Band

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

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

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The New Rope String Band

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

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

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The Deslondes

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

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

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Debby Mcclatchy

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

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

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Debby Mcclatchy

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

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

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Boo Hewerdine

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

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

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Betty & The Boy

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

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

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Sheesham, Lotus & Son

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

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

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Sheesham, Lotus & Son

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

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

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Eleanor Ellis @ Wychwood Folk Club

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

Eleanor Ellis is a Washington, D.C. based acoustic blues singer / guitarist A native of Louisiana, has performed at clubs, festivals and concerts in the United States, Canada and Europe. She has also travelled and played with the late gospel street singer Flora Molton and bluesman Archie Edwards, and sometimes accompanied Delta Blues great Eugene Powell. She is a founding member of the DC Blues Society and the Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation, has written about the blues for several publications, and is producer and editor of the video documentary Blues Houseparty, which features well-known Piedmont blues musicians such as John Jackson, John Cephas, and Archie Edwards. She also worked at the Archive of New Orleans Jazz at Tulane University in New Orleans, and at the New Orleans Jazz Museum. "For Eleanor Ellis, her musical career was what happened while she was doing what she liked to do. Fortuitously, what she likes to do creating, recreating, preserving and performing basic American blues is also what she believes in. And what she does well" Tickets: - £8.00 in advance £10.00 on Door Parking & Bar Available Contact Mark/Elaine 01993831427 or 07870563299 Doors Open: 19:30hrs Show Starts 20:00hrs

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Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston

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

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

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

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

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

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John Doyle

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

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

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Oli Brown Band

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

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Oli Brown Band

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

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Paul Millns Band (70th Birthday Celebration) + Guests

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

Including surprise star guest musicians

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Laurence Jones

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

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

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Buddy Mondlock

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

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

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Flossie Malavialle & Edwina Hayes In Concert

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

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

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Boo Hewerdine

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

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

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Stephen Steinbrink + Julie Byrne

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

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

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The Delines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Dave Burland

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

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

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Dave Burland

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

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

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Martin Simpson

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

Widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world, Scunthorpe born Martin Simpson's interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces in storytelling. His solo s