Calanfest

on Fri, 29 Apr 2016 at Lytchett Matravers Halls Road Farm 12:00pm

To celebrate all that is summer, Calanfest fires up good health and happiness, incorporating music, poetry and well-being. Held on an intimate little site in deepest Lychett Matravers, Calanfest should re-energise your soul for three glorious days during the first May bank holliday, April 29th, 30th and 1st May 2016.

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Kieran Goss

on Sat, 30 Apr 2016 at Hepworth Village Hall 7:30pm

One of Ireland's top singer songwriters makes a very welcome return to Hepworth during his hectic schedule of international touring.   A major star in Ireland and in large parts of Europe we are delighted to welcome him back along with his special guest  Annie Kinsella.

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Luke Jackson

on Sat, 30 Apr 2016 at Cardiff Beulah Community Centre (Canolfan Beulah) 7:30pm

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Nancy Kerr & James Fagan

on Sat, 30 Apr 2016 at Bow The Heart Of Devon 7:30pm

BBC Radio 2's current Folk Singer of the Year, Nancy Kerr will be joined by husband James Fagan.Together they have twice won Best Duo at BBC Radio 2's Folk Awards. Nancy's earthy fiddle playing marries perfectly with the rhythm of James' bouzouki, and their melting vocal harmonies bring a magical quality to their evocative story telling. Fully Seated (not numbered). Starts 8pm. Licensed Bar.

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Stephen Smyth And His Band

on Sat, 30 Apr 2016 at Soham The Brook 7:00pm

Bar snacks available from 7pm, Music starting 9pm. Irish country singer Stephen Smyth, player of lead guitar, steel guitar, saxophone, fiddle, tin whistle and harmonica, visits us again as part of his UK tour with his backing band.

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3 Daft Monkeys

on Sat, 30 Apr 2016 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

Festival favourites 3 Daft Monkeys bring their quirky and original approach to music to Kingskerswell Church In their famously intense and dynamic live shows, the band will be performing songs from their award-winning album Of Stones and Bones (Best Album, Spiral Earth Awards 2014), a collection of old, new and fictional Cornish tales of forbidden love, murder, rebellion, witchcraft and piracy. All delivered with panache and a wicked vein of humour. With a new 4-piece line-up, the band weave enchanting melodies with catchy choruses, virtuoso fiddle, rhythmic 12-string guitar, solid bass, hand-percussion kit and 3-part harmonies. With Celtic and eastern influences, the 3 Daft Monkeys' dynamic style of world-influenced folk music and infectious dancing rhythms, will leave you breathless, enthralled and exhilarated. The desire to dance is irresistible

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Blair Dunlop Band

on Sat, 30 Apr 2016 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:30pm

Show starts 8pm

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Borderline Crossing In Concert

on Sat, 30 Apr 2016 at Stony Stratford York House Centre 7:30pm

Featuring Leicestershire musician and music producer, John Montague (guitar, vocals), local musicians Neil Mercer (guitar, mandolin, vocals), Tim Smith (bass, vocals) and Ian Spratley (guitar, vocals), along with Leicestershire's brilliant singer-songwriter, Phil Riley. A great evening of Acoustic Music is always guaranteed when these boys get together, presenting a wide range of foot-tapping songs and tunes from many genres, blending original compositions with Americana, Country, Blues and Pop. This concert is being held to raise funds for Milton Keynes Community Cardiac Group. MKCCG is a local charity which provides facilities for exercise and rehabilitation for people who have heart disease or cardiopulmonary disease. Show time is 8.00pm; doors open at: 7.30pm. Enjoy a snifter at the York House bar real ale, cider, wines and soft drinks. For more information, contact Ian at ianspratley@btinternet.com. REFUNDS POLICY: sorry, but we cannot guarantee refunds. We will attempt to sell on your "spare" ticket and give you the money.

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Pete Morton

on Sat, 30 Apr 2016 at Alstonefield Village Hall 7:00pm

Pete is everything we want our singer-songwriters to be. Fiercely creative, proudly independent, skillful, talented, and terminally unpredictable. Colin Irwin MOJO Magazine.

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Bedlam Ball

on Sat, 30 Apr 2016 at Whitby Metropole Hotel Ballroom 8:00pm

Folklore Costume Ball. Metropole Ballroom, Metropole Hotel, Whitby.

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Helter Skelter Presents: An Evening Of Klezmer With The Magical Oysland

on Sat, 30 Apr 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

A Helter Skelter night of sweet, swirling klezmer with the magical Oysland... OYSLAND is a London-based klezmer band with an exuberant sound rooted in the Yiddish musical tradition. However, they also draw on other music from abroad, including folk songs from across southern and eastern Europe and urban sounds from New York, Amsterdam, Istanbul and beyond.

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Hannah White @ Chester Music Theatre

on Sat, 30 Apr 2016 at Chester Music Theatre 7:30am

Following Hannah White's appearance at last October's Nantwich Words & Music Festival supporting Festival organiser and internationally renowned singer-songwriter, Thea Gilmore, Hannah is returning to Cheshire on 29th April, to celebrate and launch the release of her album, 'Whose Side Are You On?, at Chester Music Theatre. The London-born singer songwriter was compelled to write the album after having been accused by officials of trafficking drugs, solely because of her status as a young, single mother of two children from two different men. 'Whose Side Are You On?' is an incredibly personal (and sometimes political) collection of songs about being a woman. Hannah wanted to bring them together, not to preach about right or wrong, but simply to share her story and to start conversation. With a view of reaching as many different people of different ages and backgrounds as possible, Hannah started performing the songs in the most classless of institutions she could think of: Fish 'n' Chip shops; in a series of guerrilla gigs she called 'Fish & Chips & Feminism'. In doing so, Hannah quickly attracted more attention that she could possibly have anticipated. The artist was invited on to BBC Radio London to perform live and talk about her songs. TV and radio broadcaster, Gaby Roslin, broke down live on radio. In Gaby's own words Hannah's performance was simply stunning. Recent X-factor winner, Ben Haenow, claimed Hannah is just incredible. Acoustic Magazine published a feature on her album, which was produced by Cheshire writer and muti-instrumentalist, Nigel Stonier, describing Hannah's voice as arresting and wholly believable while Fatea Magazine said the album is full of heart-breaking honesty and emotional force. BBC Radio Kent invited Hannah on to a drive-time show where DJ, Dominic King, said it is wonderful to hear social commentary in song; particularly when the songs themselves are so unforgettable, with melodies that linger and choruses that reach out and grab you from whatever mood you might be in. It is true to say that Hannah White truly is an artist on the verge of being something of a song-writing sensation, country-wide before the year is through. Join Hannah White and her band on the 29th April at Chester Music Theatre, and hear first hand, the voice that God Is In The TV called breathtaking and decide for yourself, whether Hannah's commitment to this collection of songs, is a worthy one. Find out more about Hannah White online: www.hannahwhitemusic.com, on Facebook: /hannahwhitemusic or Twitter: @songsbyhannah.

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Button Accordion-beginners & Improvers

on Sun, 1 May 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:00pm

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Button Accordion-intermediate

on Sun, 1 May 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 8:00pm

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Button Accordion-advanced

on Sun, 1 May 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:00pm

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Traditional Guitar Accompaniment-beginners

on Sun, 1 May 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:30pm

Guitar accompaniment in DADGAD and standard tuning-Beginners and Improvers

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Traditional Guitar Accompaniment-intermediate

on Sun, 1 May 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:30pm

Guitar accompaniment in DADGAD and standard tuning-Intermediate

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Tin Whistle-beginners

on Sun, 1 May 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:00pm

The beginners whistle class is for those who are new to the tin whistle. You will learn the proper way to hold it, how get good tone out of it and how to play some simple tunes. If you can already play a few tunes, we would recommend the Lower-Intermediate level. With Tim Flaherty

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Tin Whistle-lower Intermediate

on Sun, 1 May 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:00pm

Lower Intermediate is for those that have had some experience with the whistle; maybe played when younger or are moving up from the beginners' class. We will work on gaining confidence, improving rhythm and introducing ornamentation into the tunes. With Brian Stafford

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Tin Whistle-upper Intermediate

on Sun, 1 May 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:00pm

Upper Intermediate level classes are for those who have a variety of tunes already and can learn by ear. More difficult tunes and ornamentation in this level. With Christine Dowling

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Cancelled - Tin Whistle-advanced

on Sun, 1 May 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 8:00pm

Advanced Whistle is for those who have gained facility and want to work on repertoire, style and speed.

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Concertina-all Levels 18:00

on Sun, 1 May 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:00pm

Concertina classes are mixed level-pick the time that suits you. With Tom McGonigle and Úna Monaghan

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Concertina-all Levels 19:00

on Sun, 1 May 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:00pm

Concertina classes are mixed level-pick the time that suits you. With Tom McGonigle

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Flute-beginners

on Sun, 1 May 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:00pm

Beginner's Irish Flute Class

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Flute-advanced

on Sun, 1 May 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 8:00pm

Advanced Flute Class

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Banjo/mandolin-beginners

on Sun, 1 May 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 5:00pm

Irish Tenor Banjo and Mandolin Class-Beginners

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Banjo/mandolin-lower Intermediate

on Sun, 1 May 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:00pm

Irish Tenor Banjo and Mandolin Class-Lower Intermediate

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Banjo/mandolin-upper Intermediate

on Sun, 1 May 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:00pm

Irish Tenor Banjo and Mandolin Class-Upper Intermediate

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Banjo/mandolin-advanced

on Sun, 1 May 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:00pm

Irish Tenor Banjo and Mandolin Class-Advanced

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Cancelled - BodhrÁn-beginners

on Sun, 1 May 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:00pm

Introduction to the Bodhrán

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BodhrÁn-intermediate

on Sun, 1 May 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 8:00pm

Intermediate Bodhrán

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BodhrÁn-advanced

on Sun, 1 May 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 9:00pm

Advanced Bodhrán

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Introduction To Traditional Irish Singing

on Sun, 1 May 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:00pm

Introduction to Traditional Irish Song. No experience required. With Christine Dowling

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Traditional Singing Circle

on Sun, 1 May 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:00pm

Traditional Irish singing mainly from the English language tradition. Unaccompanied singing with Maurice Leyden. Traditional Singing Experience required.

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Flute-intermediate

on Sun, 1 May 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:00pm

Intermediate-level Irish traditional flute class

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Fiddle-beginners

on Sun, 1 May 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:30pm

Beginner's level Irish Traditional Fiddle with Kevin McCullagh

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Fiddle-lower Intermediate

on Sun, 1 May 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 6:00pm

Lower Intermediate Irish Fiddle for people with some fiddle or violin experience. With Conor Caldwell

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Fiddle-upper Intermediate

on Sun, 1 May 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:30pm

Upper Intermediate level classes are for those who have a variety of tunes already and can learn by ear. More difficult tunes and ornamentation in this level.

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Fiddle-advanced

on Sun, 1 May 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:00pm

Advanced Irish Fiddle with Conor Caldwell

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Uilleann Pipes-beginners

on Sun, 1 May 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 7:30pm

Beginner's Uilleann Pipe Class

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Uilleann Pipes-intermediate/advanced

on Sun, 1 May 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 8:30pm

Intermediate Level Uilleann Pipes Class

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Harp-beginners

on Sun, 1 May 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 9:30am

Beginners Harp

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Harp-upper Intermediate

on Sun, 1 May 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 11:00am

Upper Intermediate Harp

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Harp-advanced

on Sun, 1 May 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 12:00pm

Advanced Harp

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Harp-lower Intermediate

on Sun, 1 May 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 12:00pm

Harp-Lower Intermediate

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Cale Tyson Band

on Sun, 1 May 2016 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Cale Tyson is a singer, songwriter and guitar player from Nashville, Tennessee. Born in a small town in Texas, he was raised in Fort Worth, the home of Townes Van Zandt and the place where he first heard the classic country sounds that have inspired and enriched his gentle, melancholy, and undeniably whiskey-soaked sound. With a nostalgic heart and an ear for melodies from long ago, Tyson's latest EP, High On Lonesome is a beautiful collection of songs that continue the legacy of some of the legendary songwriters whose music he first heard as a child - Gram Parsons, Guy Clark and Willie Nelson, to name but a few. Recorded in Nashville, High On Lonesome features some of the town's finest players including guitarist Kenny Vaughan (Marty Stuart), keys player Tyson Rogers (Don Williams), John McTigue (Brazilbilly) on drums and Mike Rinne (Caitlin Rose and Andrew Combs) on bass. The end result is at once a loving tribute to the great country songwriters that have come before him and also a persuasive plea to those who might think that country music's best days have been and gone. As long as Cale Tyson has a say in it, the best days might yet be still to come. 'Old school, sad-bastard outlaw country for a new generation of excited country fans.' - Rolling Stone 'Tyson channels all the woe and despair you could find in his native Texas on the album, crafting meandering and warbling ballads that harken back to the heartbreak songs of old country.' - American Songwriter Magazine

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Marnhull Acoustic Sessions Presents Blair Dunlop

on Sun, 1 May 2016 at Marnhull Village Hall 7:00pm

Blair returns to Marnhull with his superb new album. This is set to be a very popular gig so book early!

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Peter Knight's Gigspanner - The Big Band Tour

on Sun, 1 May 2016 at Laugharne Millennium Memorial Hall 7:00pm

Gigspanner (Peter Knight, fiddle; Roger Flack, guitar; Vincent Salzfas, percussion) are joined by the amazing BBC 2014 Folk Awards Best Duo Phillip Henry (slide guitar and harmonica) & Hannah Martin (fiddle). Gigspanner as a trio have already built a massive reputation for fantastic music, but put all five brilliant musicians together on the same stage - at the same time - and you have an incredibly special treat in store from the Gigspanner 'Big Band'. Making their third return appearance in Laugharne Gigspanner this time as the Big Band promises a magical and memorable evening of magnificent music. Bar will be open.

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Peter Knight's Gigspanner - The Big Band Tour

on Sun, 1 May 2016 at Laugharne Millennium Memorial Hall 7:00pm

Gigspanner (Peter Knight, fiddle; Roger Flack, guitar; Vincent Salzfas, percussion) are joined by the amazing BBC 2014 Folk Awards Best Duo Phillip Henry (slide guitar and harmonica) & Hannah Martin (fiddle). Gigspanner as a trio have already built a massive reputation for fantastic music, but put all five brilliant musicians together on the same stage - at the same time - and you have an incredibly special treat in store from the Gigspanner 'Big Band'. Making their third return appearance in Laugharne Gigspanner this time as the Big Band promises a magical and memorable evening of magnificent music. Bar will be open.

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Intrigue In Tangiers

on Sun, 1 May 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 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, they 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 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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Dipper Malkin

on Sun, 1 May 2016 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

This inspiring duo is the meeting place for new ideas to meld with traditional song and dance tunes, the result being beautifully honed new works, breaking new ground yet routed within the tradition. It is clear that John Dipper and Dave Malkin realise that they are the lucky benefactors of previous generations invention, celebrating their inheritance through every note played, whilst avoiding the trap of complacency by offering their own inventions. John Dipper is a respected and established performer, composer, teacher and instrument maker. He grew up steeped in the traditions of Southern England. His unique playing style, and his compositions convey a deep understanding and passion for indigenous culture. He has recorded on several film soundtracks including The Hobbit. He is a founder member of the English Acoustic Collective with Chris Wood and Robert Harbron, plays in Methera the groundbreaking string quartet, and has worked with many other musicians and artists including Hugh Lupton, Nick Hennessey, Martyn Wyndham-Read and James Patterson. He was also a composer and musician for the first ever nationwide tour of Morris OffSpring. Dave Malkin is a guitarist, composer and arranger. He studied the guitar at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. His technical facility and theoretical understanding is informed by his classical training, but he has a deep love and understanding of traditional music. He was a founder member of the trio Tandem, merging traditionally inspired compositions with live electronics. He has worked with The Joe Townsend Quartet, under the baton of conductor Andrew Parrott, and 'Phantom Of The Opera' lyricist Charles Hart.

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

on Sun, 1 May 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

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

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Martin Simpson

on Sun, 1 May 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Start time for this event is 7.30pm. Nominated for Musician of the Year and for Best Album with Vagrant Stanzas (BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014), Martin is 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, and deeply moving. There is no-one who has more successfully combined the diverse elements of British, Afro-American and old-timey music than Simpson. Martin has been nominated an astounding 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. His career includes collaborations with June Tabor, Jackson Browne, Danny Thompson, Martin Carthy, Steve Miller, Kelly and many more.

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Martin Simpson

on Sun, 1 May 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Start time for this event is 7.30pm. Nominated for Musician of the Year and for Best Album with Vagrant Stanzas (BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014), Martin is 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, and deeply moving. There is no-one who has more successfully combined the diverse elements of British, Afro-American and old-timey music than Simpson. Martin has been nominated an astounding 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. His career includes collaborations with June Tabor, Jackson Browne, Danny Thompson, Martin Carthy, Steve Miller, Kelly and many more.

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Martin Simpson

on Sun, 1 May 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Start time for this event is 7.30pm. Nominated for Musician of the Year and for Best Album with Vagrant Stanzas (BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014), Martin is 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, and deeply moving. There is no-one who has more successfully combined the diverse elements of British, Afro-American and old-timey music than Simpson. Martin has been nominated an astounding 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. His career includes collaborations with June Tabor, Jackson Browne, Danny Thompson, Martin Carthy, Steve Miller, Kelly and many more.

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Bahla + Big Bad Wolf

on Sun, 1 May 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Jazz @ Green Note presents... Bahla + Big Bad Wolf Fronted by Venezuelan pianist Joseph Costi and English guitarist Tal Janes, BAHLA sonically paints a picture of the past, present and future of Jewish identity, channeled through the rich traditions of jazz. The writing process is fed by tracing the history of the well-traveled, wandering Jew. Inspiration is not only drawn from recordings and music scores, but also through research and the understanding of social circumstance. Although the pieces are delicately crafted, often with a classical Hebraic approach, they embrace the tradition of jazz composition and allow space for interpretation and innovation. The band draws inspiration from giants of jazz such as John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock and Bill Frisell, but also explores Middle Eastern traditions of improvisation. Still in its early stages, Bahla was selected to perform at the BBC Proms in 2015 as a promising emerging band. The band is working towards recording an album and future tours, whilst constantly searching for new material. The band embraces a modern society of different cultures and the juxtaposition of tradition and contemporary values, in the hope of presenting something exciting, meaningful and moving. Tal Janes guitar Joseph Costi piano Greg Gottlieb bass Ben Brown drums www.bahla.co.uk BIG BAD WOLF is a London-based band featuring washy guitars, ambient vocals, brassy hooks and deep grooves. Their distinctive sound arises largely from the band's consistently egalitarian process of group composition, where all four members are present from conception to completion of each song. Starting each writing session by recording an open-ended group improvisation, they then listen back, pick out the best ideas and then develop them into intricate and concise pieces of music. Big Bad Wolf have developed a unique way to bridge the gap between improvised music and contemporary pop/rock styles. The band strives to constantly push the boundaries and blur the edges of the genre through a wealth of influences, from Bjork to Derek Bailey, brought to the table by each member to the group. 'I really like the kind of combination of lazy trombone and darting guitar riffs' Jez Nelson, BBC Jazz on 3 Owen Dawson electric trombone/vocals Rob Luft guitar/vocals Michael de Souza bass VI/vocals Jay Davis drums www.bigbadwolf.london

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Martin Simpson

on Mon, 2 May 2016 at Inverness Glen Urquhart Public Hall 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. There is no-one who has more successfully combined the diverse elements of British, Afro-American and old-timey music than Simpson - his 15 years living in the US were well spent. But his own songwriting has produced some real gems, too, from the truck-stop epic, Love Never Dies to the profoundly moving Never Any Good and "One Day". His 2014 concert here was spellbinding - and a sellout. Don't leave it too late to buy your tickets this time. £2 off the price for early birds! BYOB. Optional corkage donation to Glenurquhart Hall Renovation Fund. Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

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Martin Simpson

on Mon, 2 May 2016 at Inverness Glen Urquhart Public Hall 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. There is no-one who has more successfully combined the diverse elements of British, Afro-American and old-timey music than Simpson - his 15 years living in the US were well spent. But his own songwriting has produced some real gems, too, from the truck-stop epic, Love Never Dies to the profoundly moving Never Any Good and "One Day". His 2014 concert here was spellbinding - and a sellout. Don't leave it too late to buy your tickets this time. £2 off the price for early birds! BYOB. Optional corkage donation to Glenurquhart Hall Renovation Fund. Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

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Threepenny Bit

on Mon, 2 May 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. --------------------------- Threepenny Bit formed early in 2011 as a trio, featuring Chris Nichols on violin, Helen Gentile on clarinet and Guy Moore on guitar and drums. Their aim at the time was to form a busking band and take to the streets of Hampshire, to avoid the need for part time jobs during University. They were frequently joined, both busking and gigging, by other members of the University of Southampton Folk Society (co-founded by Chris and Helen), which was how Hannah Gray and Josh Robson-Hemmings found their place in the group. The band first played as a five at the Winchester Hat Fair in the summer of 2011, a performance experience that quickly and unanimously convinced them to solidify this new, expanded line-up. Shortly thereafter, the new-and-improved Threepenny Bit recorded their first album, Something..., and continued to perform all around the south of England, developing their style and stagecraft. In the autumn of 2011, both Hannah and Helen moved temporarily abroad in order to continue their studies, and it looked as though the band would have to wind down for the winter. It was at about this point, however, that Guy and Josh crossed paths with Jason Beaumont, Steven Troughton and Ruth Burrows and so, with new musicians on board, the band began to experiment with more complex musical ideas and arrangements. Once Hannah and Helen were back on England's shores, the band's second album, Cartography, was written and recorded, and subsequently nominated for the FATEA Awards' 'Instrumental Album of the Year' in 2013. That year also saw the band's debut on the folk festival circuit, with performances at Wimborne, Bath, Purbeck and Rochester. They also supported bands such as Blackbeard's Tea Party, The Monster Ceilidh Band and Habadekuk, as well as standing in for John Tams and Barry Coope at the Forest Folk Club when snow wrought havoc with the duo's travel plans. 2014 saw Threepenny Bit take their sound another step further with the release of their third album, Pantomime Cannon. The composition and recording of this album was approached in a completely different way, in an effort to capture the energy of their live shows. Previous albums had seen each instrument recorded in isolation, but a move to The Ranch Production House with its cavernous live room allowed the band to play their new arrangements as one. The album was released in September 2014 to universal critical acclaim and widespread radio play. Their prominence on the festival circuit has also increased with 2015 seeing the band perform at Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Ely Folk Festival, Wimborne Minster Folk Festival and the London Folk Festival as well as returning to Sidmouth Folk Week, Purbeck Valley Folk Festival, Folk on the Quay, Rochester Sweeps Festival and Folk Weekend Oxford.

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"mean" Mary James

on Mon, 2 May 2016 at Etton The Processed Pea 8:00pm

A very warm welcome on her debut appearance at the Pea from the United States to "Mean" MaryJames. Mary is a prolific and talented singer songwriter andplays banjo, guitar and fiddle. A grand finale to the May bank holiday weekend. So come on y'all. Why "Mean" Mary? You will find further details on our website www.theprocessedpea.co.uk. Doors open at 6.30 for 8pm start. Sorry no food available. Book in on arrival - you are advised to get here as early as you can as we operate a first come first to sit down system.

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Mud Morganfield (eldest Son Of Muddy Waters)

on Mon, 2 May 2016 at Southampton The 1865 7:00pm

The 1865 are very pleased to welcome back Mud Morganfield - son of the undisputed king of the blues! In 1954, the eldest son of blues great McKinley Morganfield, otherwise known as Muddy Waters, Mud Morganfield (who has also gone by the name Muddy Waters Jr.), was born. He naturally grew up surrounded by music, and particularly the blues, and he's played music all of his life, starting with the drums his dad gave him as a child, then moving on to the bass guitar. Supporting himself as a truck driver, just like his father did when he was first starting out, Morganfield didn't seriously consider being a professional blues musician until after Waters' death in 1983, by which time Morganfield was already close to 30. Possessing a baritone voice very much like his father's, and blessed with a similar sense of vocal phrasing and a sense of how to command a stage, Morganfield made up for lost time, cutting his teeth in the southside Chicago clubs where he was soon a popular draw on the blues club and festival circuit; he mixed both original songs and Muddy Waters classics into his live sets. Morganfield has described the resemblance of the tone and timber of his voice to that of his father's voice as a double edged sword. The similarity is evident in For Pops: A Tribute To Muddy Waters, an album on which Morganfield performs several Muddy Waters songs. Regarding his performances of Muddy Waters songs in addition to his own material, Morganfield says, I started to sing to show the world that dad left me here. I love and am proud to sing his songs just like I love and will always be proud of him. I'm not Muddy Waters and I'm certainly not trying to be Muddy Waters. I'm Mud Morganfield but when I'm up on stage I always feel pops is there with me and it means so much that I can get on stage and keep his music alive around the world. In May 2015, his album, For Pops: A Tribute To Muddy Waters, won a Blues Music Award in the 'Traditional Blues Album' category. He's the closest thing to Muddy I have ever heard. A real chip off the ole block. He's got the genes. His pipes are just like Muddy. I heard him sing Elevate Me Mama and I got chills up my back. Paul Oscher Muddy Waters' harp player 1967-1971 Mud Morganfield is a modern miracle. Its as if his father, the great Muddy Waters, is still with us through his son. Mud has it all; the voice, the persona, the swagger, the earnest humility and the desire. He can recreate the spirit of his dad and still maintain his own individuality through his great original songs. I have the privilege of working with Mud as a producer, harmonica player and a trusted friend and adviser. I put my bet on Mud Morganfield as we watch his career blossom and his popularity grow. Go Mud! Bob Corritore 2012 I've known Mud Morganfield since he was born, I am his godfather. It is good to see him where he belongs, on the stage carrying on in the tradition of his father, Muddy Waters. I've played with both of them now and Mud looks and sounds like Muddy almost to the point of it being spooky! I know he'll do well and I look forward to playing with him again in the future. James Cotton Former Muddy Waters Harmonica player Mud is a dynamic performer and entertainer that can command the stage, engage the crowd, and wow them with some of the best true Chicago Blues they have ever seen.

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Dipper Malkin - Workshop, Farm Walk And Evening Concert

on Mon, 2 May 2016 at Kirton Woodlands Organic Farm 2:00pm

John Dipper (violin, viola d'amore) and Dave Malkin (guitar, voice) host an afternoon of workshops and an evening concert in the unique setting of Woodlands Organic Farm at Kirton, Lincolnshire. Workshops will take place from 2.30pm, dissecting technique and exploring the intricacies of performing and arranging traditional music. All instruments will be catered for, and repertoire will be taught by ear. The day is completely inclusive, with all levels and ages catered for. Workshop places must be booked in advance, and under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. There will be a meet and greet from 2pm with tea, coffee and cake. The afternoon will include a farm walk. The farm is unique in it's philosophy; to farm in a way which is socially inclusive and sensitive to the natural world. Its owner, Andrew Dennis is a winner of Radio 4 Farmer of the Year. The evening concert will begin at 7pm. John Dipper and Dave Malkin will present new and reimagined traditional music, including work devised for their recent EFDSS (English Folk Dance and Song Society) creative residency at Cecil Sharp House, London.

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Dipper Malkin - Workshop And Farm Walk Only

on Mon, 2 May 2016 at Kirton Woodlands Organic Farm 2:00pm

John Dipper (violin, viola d'amore) and Dave Malkin (guitar, voice) host an afternoon of workshops and an evening concert in the unique setting of Woodlands Organic Farm at Kirton, Lincolnshire. Workshops will take place from 2.30pm, dissecting technique and exploring the intricacies of performing and arranging traditional music. All instruments will be catered for, and repertoire will be taught by ear. The day is completely inclusive, with all levels and ages catered for. Workshop places must be booked in advance, and under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. There will be a meet and greet from 2pm with tea, coffee and cake. The afternoon will include a farm walk. The farm is unique in it's philosophy; to farm in a way which is socially inclusive and sensitive to the natural world. Its owner, Andrew Dennis is a winner of Radio 4 Farmer of the Year.

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Dipper Malkin - Concert Only

on Mon, 2 May 2016 at Kirton Woodlands Organic Farm 7:00pm

John Dipper and Dave Malkin present new and reimagined traditional music, including work devised for their recent EFDSS (English Folk Dance and Song Society) creative residency at Cecil Sharp House, London. This inspiring duo is the meeting place for new ideas to meld with traditional song and dance tunes, the result being beautifully honed new works, breaking new ground yet routed within the tradition. John is a respected and established performer, composer, teacher and instrument maker. He grew up steeped in the traditions of Southern England. His unique playing style, and his compositions convey a deep understanding and passion for indigenous culture. He has recorded on several film soundtracks including The Hobbit. He is a founder member of the English Acoustic Collective with Chris Wood and Robert Harbron, plays in Methera the groundbreaking string quartet, and has worked with many other musicians and artists including Hugh Lupton, Nick Hennessey, Martyn Wyndham-Read and James Patterson. He was also a composer and musician for the first ever nationwide tour of Morris OffSpring. Dave is a guitarist, composer and arranger. He studied the guitar at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. His technical facility and theoretical understanding is informed by his classical training, but he has a deep love and understanding of traditional music. He was a founder member of the trio Tandem, merging traditionally-inspired compositions with live electronics. He has worked with The Joe Townsend Quartet, under the baton of conductor Andrew Parrott, and 'Phantom Of The Opera' lyricist Charles Hart. This will be a return trip to Lincolnshire in 2016 having already attracted one of Spalding Folk Club's biggest audiences to the South Holland Centre. Dipper Malkin: 'Moving and thrilling. There aren't many who can sculpt music and song in this way' (Late Junction on BBC Radio 3) 'Two hugely talented and creative musicians, a potent combination!' (Folk Radio UK) 'Following the contours of tunes with skill and precision, these two highly talented musicians frame traditional music in all its technicoloured glory. There aren't many who can sculpt and carve music and song in this way. Their playing is both moving and thrilling, honing in on detail and throwing it wide to enjoy the bigger picture. And they do the greatest service to the tradition by writing new material to keep it alive.' Verity Sharp Late Junction, BBC Radio 3 'Superb musicianship. One of the most inspired and inspiring duos I've heard in years...' Mike Harding

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Michael Chapman - 50 Years On The Road Tour

on Tue, 3 May 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

2016 - 50 Years On The Road Tour with BJ Cole & Sarah Smout. This man is so laid back that he makes JJ Cale sound like he's on helium.( Q Magazine) 2016 marks guitarist Michael Chapman's 75th birthday and 50 years since he went on the road professionally. Michael first became known on the London and Cornish folk club circuits. Playing a blend of atmospheric and autobiographical material he established a reputation for intensity and innovation. In 1968 he signed to EMI's Harvest label & recorded a quartet of classic albums. LPs like 'Rainmaker' and the classic 'Fully Qualified Survivor ' defined the melancholic observer role Michael was to make his own, mixing intricate guitar instrumentals with a full band sound. To mark this important milestone in his life and career he tours in the UK with BJ Cole on pedal steel, and Sarah Smout on cello. The trio will be playing material from Michael Chapman's incredible 50 year performing history as well as some new and experimental music.

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Don Gallardo

on Tue, 3 May 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Black Cat Music presents... Don Gallardo + Luke Tuchscherer DON GALLARDO was raised in a small town in Northern California, where he spent years building his songwriting career on the west coast before relocating to Nashville in 2007. Now based in Tennessee, he walks the line between folk, Americana and roots-rock, mining the influence of classic 1970s singer-songwriters while creating a sound that nods to the past while still pushing ahead toward something new. With four full-length albums, a live acoustic release, and an EP under his belt, Gallardo has earned a broad audience on both sides of the Atlantic. A road warrior who frequently tours the U.K., he's also earned high marks from outlets like Rolling Stone Country, AmericanaUK, and The Nashville Scene, the latter of which described his music as "country-rock with brains, charm and experimental impulses that are perfectly integrated into a familiar context." No Depression offered similar praise, calling Gallardo a "rare gem" whose work is "highly recommended to fans of great songwriters." Released in 2015 by the U.K.-based indie label Clubhouse Records, Gallardo's newest album, Hickory, received a four-star rating from MOJO Magazine and was mentioned in Rolling Stone. The project paired Gallardo with producer David Pinkston (Linda Ronstadt, Marshall Tucker Band) and a handful of A-list sidemen, including Mickey Raphael (Willie Nelson), Rob Ickes (Merle Haggard), Randall Bramblett (Bonnie Raitt), Guthrie Trapp (Alison Krauss) Micah Hulscher (Emmylou Harris) and Brad Pemberton (Ryan Adams). Hickory was named one of 2015's best country albums by The Telegraph in the company of Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton, Kasey Musgrave, Patty Griffin, Justin Townes Earle and more. Gallardo's work has been prominently featured in films "Jolene" and Jackass Presents "Bad Grandpa" as well as highly popular television series, "The Vampire Diaries" and ABC's "Nashville. Support from LUKE TUCHSCHERER

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9bach

on Wed, 4 May 2016 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds 7:30pm

Birmingham Promoters present: 9BACH + special guests Ages 14+ (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult) http://birminghampromoters.com --------------- 9BACH http://www.9bach.com/ Birmingham Promoters are delighted to announce a new UK album tour from 9Bach in spring 2016. These special shows will coincide with the release of their second album on Real World Records, and the tour will call at Hare & Hounds Birmingham on Wednesday 4th May. 9Bach made their name by taking traditional Welsh folk songs and recasting them onto a spectral and haunting sound canvas. Their 2014 album Tincian was the worthy winner of the coveted Best Album in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015. Tincian is an evocative and emotional hybrid of the folk tradition and contemporary influences. Building on a deepened, almost ambient sound-picture, the songs take you into the landscape of 9Bach's home environment of Gerlan, North Wales and the emotions that evokes. Ethereal female vocals, harp, guitar, electronics, dubby beats, smart arrangements and a pounding rhythm section - 9Bach's songs are captivatingly original, inspirational and emotionally charged.

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Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies

on Wed, 4 May 2016 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Danni Nicholls

on Wed, 4 May 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

UK Americana singer/songwriter Danni Nicholls hits road again. This time with her new, critically acclaimed second album 'Mockingbird Lane' which, like her debut was recorded with some of the finest session players in Nashville and is made up of 11 songs of the highest order, each a carefully crafted gem (Maverick). Accompanied live by award winning guitarist Max Milligan, their performances have been lauded as exciting, energetic andtotally absorbing (modernizeus.com). "Smoky soul, folk-pop and heart-wrenching alt-country (Q Magazine) Just terrific (Bob Harris) Sumptuous (UNCUT)

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Shook Twins

on Wed, 4 May 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Born and raised in Sandpoint Idaho, Shook Twins are an Indie folk-pop band now hailing from coniferous forested Portland, Oregon. Identical twins Katelyn and Laurie Shook, Kyle Volkman and Niko Daoussis form the core quartet. Central elements of the Shook Twins' sound are a wide range of instrumentation, including banjo, guitar, electric and upright bass, mandolin, electric guitar, electronic drums, face drum (beatbox), glockenspiel, ukulele, banjo drumming and their signature golden egg. Beautiful twin harmonies, layered upon acoustic and electric instrumentation coupled with Laurie's inventive use of percussive and ambient vocal loops, and Katelyn's repurposed telephone microphone, set their sound apart, creating a unique and eccentric blend of folk, roots, groove and soul.

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Moulettes

on Wed, 4 May 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

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Basco

on Wed, 4 May 2016 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

Winners of Danish Music Awards: Artist of the Year 2013 Vocalist of the Year 2012 a hypermusical blend of styles and traditions Folkworld.de Irrepressible Scandinavian folk roots band "Basco" are fast becoming an unavoidable phenomenon on the European folk music scene. Whether performing as a quartet or with the Danish Radio Big Band, Basco's infectious energy, virtuosity and inventiveness have gained the hearts and minds of audiences from all over Europe. Since their formation in 2004, Basco have released several albums, including collaborations with the Danish Radio Big Band and with Danish/Norwegian Jullie Hjetland. Their most recent offering, The Remarkable Return of Old Man Basco saw them short-listed for the prestigious Nordic Music Prize in 2014 the first time in the history of the awards that the nomination has gone to a folk string band. Basco has also been very respectably represented on the podium at the Danish Music Awards, most recently with Artist of the Year 2013 (Cittern player Ale Carr), and Vocalist of the Year 2012 (Hal Parfitt-Murray). Basco's music is varied, full of nuance and beauty, of temperament and drive, of grand sweeping landscapes, delicate, fractal detail, and of good, old fashioned, raw, foot-stomping power. And whether alone as a quartet, with their regular guest singer, Jullie Hjetland, or as a septet with the "Big Basco" brass collective, it is this range and originality that shines through. Dazzling Danish quartet Basco were definitely the weekend's most popular discovery, combining unusual instrumentation with tremendous ensemble verve and richly textured arrangements. The Scotsman Following the success of The Remarkable Return of Old Man Basco the band released two EP's in the fall of 2014: A live concert with the Danish Radios Big Band, and a 3 track EP together with Danish/Norwegian singer Jullie Hjetland. www.bascoband.com

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Folk In The Owl's Nest Presents Water & Wine And Newton Country

on Wed, 4 May 2016 at Cardiff Gwdihw 7:30pm

Douglas Joshua and Holly Taylor started singing together in 2012 after watching Irish indie film Once, which inspired them to perform a cover of Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová's 'Falling Slowly'. They have continued to write, arrange and perform together with a repertoire of original alternative folk. Their voices "move and swell perfectly in sync" creating a musical atmosphere similar to that of Damien Rice or Angus & Julia Stone. Spun on the silk of emotive strings and whispering vocals, there is a wistful passion at every twist and turn of these ambient folk spirits. - Pete Bernard Heartbreakingly beautiful voices intertwine over a stunning blend of acoustic instruments Julian Kirk Support comes from the sparsely composed folk rock of The Man in Washington & the alternative folk of Sally Robin. Water and Wine - https://www.facebook.com/waterandwineofficial/ The Man in Washington - https://www.facebook.com/TheManInWashington/?fref=ts Sally Robin - http://www.soundcloud.com/sallyrobinmusic/coward

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Before The Gold Rush At The Haberdashery

on Wed, 4 May 2016 at London The Haberdashery 7:15pm

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

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Before The Gold Rush At The Haberdashery

on Wed, 4 May 2016 at London The Haberdashery 7:15pm

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

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'lolchoir' Spring Term Concert 2016

on Wed, 4 May 2016 at London Chinese Community Centre 7:10pm

Join us for a warm and joyful Spring Term concert! LOL = Landscapes Of Latin-America We have been meeting for the last couple of months, learning an working really hard on some beautiful songs chosen for this term. Countries featured will be Argentina, Cuba, Colombia, Venezuela, Brasil, etc. LOLCHOIR: Vocals Camilo Menjura: Guitar/Direction Rachel Hayter: Flute Leandro 'Lele' Mancini: Percussion. * There will be special guests for a single number (surprise). The capacity of the venue is very limited so there are only 40 tickets available. FEE: £6 (concessions) or £8 everyone else See you there :) For more information about the choir, please visit: www.lolchoir.com

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'lolchoir' Spring Term Concert 2016

on Wed, 4 May 2016 at London Chinese Community Centre 7:10pm

Join us for a warm and joyful Spring Term concert! LOL = Landscapes Of Latin-America We have been meeting for the last couple of months, learning an working really hard on some beautiful songs chosen for this term. Countries featured will be Argentina, Cuba, Colombia, Venezuela, Brasil, etc. LOLCHOIR: Vocals Camilo Menjura: Guitar/Direction Rachel Hayter: Flute Leandro 'Lele' Mancini: Percussion. * There will be special guests for a single number (surprise). The capacity of the venue is very limited so there are only 40 tickets available. FEE: £6 (concessions) or £8 everyone else See you there :) For more information about the choir, please visit: www.lolchoir.com

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Miranda Sykes And Rex Preston

on Thu, 5 May 2016 at Gotherington Prescott Clubhouse 7:30pm

Concert starts at 8pm. Doors/bar at 7.30pm. Unreserved seating. Prescott Clubhouse has its own car park.

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Dan Mckinnon

on Thu, 5 May 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

One of our favourite Canadian singers, with a glorious voice, nimble guitar work and intelligent, well-observed original songs and choice covers. Dan has rightly been called one of the most engaging and genuine performers on the scene".

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Dan Mckinnon

on Thu, 5 May 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

One of our favourite Canadian singers, with a glorious voice, nimble guitar work and intelligent, well-observed original songs and choice covers. Dan has rightly been called one of the most engaging and genuine performers on the scene".

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Moulettes

on Thu, 5 May 2016 at Manchester Band On the Wall 7:30pm

Moulettes are a Brighton-based British band of Björk-, Frank Zappa- and Gentle Giant-loving multi-instrumentalists. They weave in and out of several genres with three-part harmony female vocals, amplified cello, distorted bassoon, auto-harp, guitar, drums, bass and synths into an incomparable alt-pop/rock/folk universe. Since the success of Constellations, Bajian Irish Londoner Raevennan Husbandes has joined the band to play electric guitar and add vocals. With this new line-up the band have been writing and recording their fourth album (due for release in spring 2016) during the week and playing festivals over the weekend. They will be showcasing more and more new material as they continue on the road, as well as preparing some live collaboration with Nizlopi. On their return from touring in Canada and Europe in early autumn the band are looking forward to announcing some new special guests featuring on the forthcoming record. The album is a concept album about strange creatures. Singles from their eponymous release in 2010 (**** Mojo), their follow-up The Bear's Revenge in 2012 (**** The Guardian) and third studio album Constellations (Best Album, Spiral Earth Awards) have been played by Cerys Mathews, Mark Radcliffe, Mary Anne Hobbs, Bob Harris,Tom Robinson and Laura Laverne. Moulettes' eclectic style of indie-pop testifies to the scope of their creativity, which has drawn together such a varied ensemble of featured artists including legends Arthur Brown (God of Hellfire) and Herbie Flowers (Lou Reed, Bowie), as well as contemporaries Blaine Harrison (Mystery Jets), The Unthanks and Emma Richardson (Band Of Skulls), and many more. From starting playing together at school in Glastonbury to residencies on Tin Pin Alley, to a multitude of festival appearances (Glastonbury, Bestival, Cropredy, Cambridge Folk, End Of The Road, Green Man) and relentless world touring, Moulettes have become renowned for their breathtaking live shows. On the way the band have shared the stage and studio with the likes of Mick Jagger, Nick Cave, Seasick Steve, Bonobo, Gentle Giant, Mumford and Sons (Ted Dwane was a founding Moulette), Dave Gilmour (Pink Floyd), Bellowhead, The Levellers and many more.

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Fred's House

on Thu, 5 May 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Exceptional debut album... a band capable of scaling considerable heights. **** R2 Magazine Harmonies soar like a nightingale recalling the very best of Poco and CSN but this music belongs to Fred's House terrific! **** Maverick Magazine Fred's House are touring the UK in support of their much anticipated second studio album Faultlines, set for release in Spring 2016. The band hailing from Cambridge, mix elements of Folk/Pop, Country, Rock and West Coast with a 70's retro vibe but presented in a fresh and modern way. The five piece have racked up 400 gigs in the past 5 years and are rapidly gaining a following and reputation for their outstanding live shows across the UK, having scooped two awards at the Annual NMG Awards; 'Best Folk/Roots Band' and 'Audience Choice Award' as voted for by the public. Fred's House released their debut album Bonnie & Clyde in 2014 to critical acclaim, grabbing 4 and 5 star reviews across the board. With festival performances on the main stage at the Acoustic Festival of Britain and Cambridge Folk Festival under their belt, the band has also supported the likes of Eddi Reader, Ward Thomas and The Shires, received national airplay on BBC 6Music, BBC Radio Wales, live sessions on BBC Introducing and championed by Radio 2 Bob Harris' when invited to perform for his 'Under the Apple Tree' sessions. A must see band! www.fredshousemusic.co.uk

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Belshazzar's Feast

on Thu, 5 May 2016 at Taunton Halsway Manor 8:00pm

Celebrating 21 years together, Paul Hutchinson & Paul Sartin continue to delight audiences with impressive musicianship coupled with intelligent wit. "Breathtaking and wickedly inventive" BBC Radio 2

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Belshazzar's Feast

on Thu, 5 May 2016 at Taunton Halsway Manor 8:00pm

Celebrating 21 years together, Paul Hutchinson & Paul Sartin continue to delight audiences with impressive musicianship coupled with intelligent wit. "Breathtaking and wickedly inventive" BBC Radio 2

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Hattie Briggs And Special Guests

on Thu, 5 May 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Gloucestershire based singer songwriter Hattie Briggs undertook 3 tours in 2015 encompassing over 100 gigs. Her debut album "Red & Gold", released early 2015, is soon to be followed by her second, "Young Runaway," and this show is part of her 2016 album release tour. With influences including James Taylor and Eva Cassidy, Hattie's music crosses into multiple genres including pop, folk, soul and blues. 2015 highlights included appearances at Cheltenham Jazz and Cambridge Folk Festivals, supports for Stornoway and Grant Nicholas (Feeder, and appearing as a featured artist on Sky Arts TV. Support comes from Esther Turner, an acoustic pop singer/songwriter from Birmingham well known all round the area and for busking in the city centre. She is currently working on an EP and is very busy spreading her energetic style. In the past year she has supported Ed Sheeran and the Jacksons.

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The Rheingans Sisters.

on Thu, 5 May 2016 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8:15pm

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Blues 'n' Grooves

on Thu, 5 May 2016 at Ascot Jagz 7:30pm

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Ewan Mclennan - Live At The Lighthouse

on Thu, 5 May 2016 at Walmer The Lighthouse 7:00pm

Ewan McLennan has, in a short space of time, come to be known as a guitarist at the forefront of his generation; a troubadour, balladeer and storyteller cut in the old style; a singer that can move audiences with his passion and pathos; and a songwriter for whom social justice is still a burning issue. By the time he began playing the folk and acoustic music clubs around Britain in 2010 he'd already been playing music for years - guitar and piano and all kinds of styles but with a strong interest in folk songs. He was signed to Fellside Records also in 2010 and recorded his first full album, 'Rags & Robes'. It received critical acclaim, put him firmly on the folk circuit and in 2011 won him the prestigious Horizon Award at the BBC Folk Awards.

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Folklore Presents .. Nels Andrew

on Thu, 5 May 2016 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

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Blue Rose Code

on Thu, 5 May 2016 at Weem The Weem Inn 7:30pm

Blue Rose Code Ross Wilson solo. 5th May 2016 at 8pm The Bar at The Weem, Weem Aberfeldy PH15 2LD

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Sisters On Stage/hattie Whitehead And Shebang Feat.maisie Whitehead

on Thu, 5 May 2016 at Kingston Upon Thames Ram Jam Club 7:30pm

5th May Sisters (on stage) 2016 3rd place Glastonbury Festival emerging talent award roots singer songwriter Hattie Whitehead vox/ guitar solo/duo with George Griffiths piano opposite aerialist/dancer/mime and Maisie Whitehead with comic actor Beckie Moult in 'Shebang' (previewing new Brighton/Edinburgh Fringe Show) A chance to see a family performance featuring singer /songwriter Hattie Whitehead, and her aerialist/dancer/choreographer sister Maisie in the same show and performing together (at the end). Hattie, recently winner of third place for the emerging talentaward at the 2016 Glastonbury Festival and invited to play the 2016 Festival , has been attracting attention on the London scene, as well as Sony /EMI and Universal who have been recording her songs for their media labels. Inspired by the earlier sounds of folk artists such as James Taylor, Nick Drake, John Martyn and Joni Mitchell, Hattie takes influence from both old and new music, drawing upon the eclectic range of musical styles she has been surrounded by throughout life. Distinguished by the purity of her vocal tones and crystal clear delivery, Hattie has developed a style that is melodic, soulful, heartfelt and often unpredictable. The release of her debut EP 'Home' prompted radio play from stations including BBC Radio London and Amazing Radio, and a sell-out launch gig at St Pancras Old Church in London. Other highlights since the release of 'Home' have included bookings at Latitude Festival, Secret Garden Party and Wilderness Festival and support for Howard Rose and Beth Rowley. 'Hattie's got the sort of talent that means in a couple of years' time we'll all be boasting about being here tonight' - For Folk's Sake Sister Maisie's two woman show Shebang with comic actress Beckie Moult , slated for The 2016 Edinburgh Fringe will be a sneak preview of excerpts of their new show '32', which will premier at Brighton Fringe this May. Combining comedy, story telling, silly and serious dancing, songs and the odd spinning plate, comic actor Becky Moult and performer/aerialist Maisie Whitehead tell (mostly) true stories from one and a bit decades of striving to earn a living from their art - or any other means. From theatre school to present day, journey with them via disasterous auditions,'helpful' career advice, Puss in Cinderella's Boots The Musical and the job centre. A must for anyone who has ever felt like treading the boards, or falling off them.

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Sisters On Stage/hattie Whitehead And Shebang Feat.maisie Whitehead

on Thu, 5 May 2016 at Kingston Upon Thames Ram Jam Club 7:30pm

5th May Sisters (on stage) 2016 3rd place Glastonbury Festival emerging talent award roots singer songwriter Hattie Whitehead vox/ guitar solo/duo with George Griffiths piano opposite aerialist/dancer/mime and Maisie Whitehead with comic actor Beckie Moult in 'Shebang' (previewing new Brighton/Edinburgh Fringe Show) A chance to see a family performance featuring singer /songwriter Hattie Whitehead, and her aerialist/dancer/choreographer sister Maisie in the same show and performing together (at the end). Hattie, recently winner of third place for the emerging talentaward at the 2016 Glastonbury Festival and invited to play the 2016 Festival , has been attracting attention on the London scene, as well as Sony /EMI and Universal who have been recording her songs for their media labels. Inspired by the earlier sounds of folk artists such as James Taylor, Nick Drake, John Martyn and Joni Mitchell, Hattie takes influence from both old and new music, drawing upon the eclectic range of musical styles she has been surrounded by throughout life. Distinguished by the purity of her vocal tones and crystal clear delivery, Hattie has developed a style that is melodic, soulful, heartfelt and often unpredictable. The release of her debut EP 'Home' prompted radio play from stations including BBC Radio London and Amazing Radio, and a sell-out launch gig at St Pancras Old Church in London. Other highlights since the release of 'Home' have included bookings at Latitude Festival, Secret Garden Party and Wilderness Festival and support for Howard Rose and Beth Rowley. 'Hattie's got the sort of talent that means in a couple of years' time we'll all be boasting about being here tonight' - For Folk's Sake Sister Maisie's two woman show Shebang with comic actress Beckie Moult , slated for The 2016 Edinburgh Fringe will be a sneak preview of excerpts of their new show '32', which will premier at Brighton Fringe this May. Combining comedy, story telling, silly and serious dancing, songs and the odd spinning plate, comic actor Becky Moult and performer/aerialist Maisie Whitehead tell (mostly) true stories from one and a bit decades of striving to earn a living from their art - or any other means. From theatre school to present day, journey with them via disasterous auditions,'helpful' career advice, Puss in Cinderella's Boots The Musical and the job centre. A must for anyone who has ever felt like treading the boards, or falling off them.

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Cale Tyson Band

on Fri, 6 May 2016 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:00pm

Cale Tyson is a singer and songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee. Born in a small town in Texas, he was raised in Fort Worth, the home of Townes Van Zandt and the place where he first heard the classic country sounds that have inspired and enriched his gentle, melancholy, and undeniably whiskey-soaked sound. With a nostalgic heart and an ear for melodies from long ago, Tyson's 'Introducing Cale Tyson' released in the UK to huge critical acclaim, essentially draws together the songwriters first two EP's 'High On Lonesome' and 'Cheater's Wine'. 'High On Lonesome' is a beautiful collection of songs that continue the legacy of some of the legendary songwriters whose music he first heard as a child - Gram Parsons, Guy Clark and Willie Nelson, to name but a few. Recorded in Nashville, 'High On Lonesome' features some of the town's finest players including guitarist Kenny Vaughan (Marty Stuart), keyboard player Tyson Rogers (Don Williams), John McTigue on drums and Mike Rinne (Caitlin Rose and Andrew Combs) on bass. 'Cheater's Wine', a heartbreak record that sits great with a bottle of whiskey and an evening spent pining on the front porch, once again underlines why many think Tyson is the next Nashville 'star' to break through. We tracked Cheater's Wine pretty soon after I released my last EP, says Tyson. I was fortunate enough to have Robert Ellis come in the studio to track lead guitar and harmonies on many of the songs. He and my pedal steel player, Brett Resnick, came up with some really great harmony guitar lines that really brightened up the songs. Most of the songs on the record are cheatin' songs. Those are usually my favorite kind of classic country songs, and they were definitely what I was listening to at the time I wrote the songs for 'Cheater's Wine' The end result is that Cale Tyson is a great ambassador for the country songwriters that have come before him and also mounts a persuasive plea to those who might think that country music's best days have been and gone. As long as Cale Tyson has a say in it, the best days might yet be still to come.

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Martin Stephenson

on Fri, 6 May 2016 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

Tickets also on sale at Launderette without booking fee - Doors 7pm - Support - 7.50pm Martin Stephenson - 8.30pm Limited Seating. http://www.daintees.co.uk/

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Tom Robinson: Home In The Morning Tour

on Fri, 6 May 2016 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:30pm

An acoustic evening of songs & storytelling. Show starts 8pm

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Chris Wood

on Fri, 6 May 2016 at Witney Cogges Manor Farm 7:30pm

Chris Wood is an uncompromising writer whose music reveals his love for the un-official history of the English speaking people. With gentle intelligence he weaves the tradition with his own contemporary parables. PLEASE NOTE THERE IS VERY LIMITED SEATING MOJO **** 4 Stars "a rarefied talent, both as writer and interpreter." A self-taught musician, composer and song writer, Chris is a lifelong autodidact whose independent streak shines through everything he does. Always direct and unafraid to speak his mind, his song writing has been praised for its surgical clarity. He cites his major influence as "Anon". His eagerly awaited next album for release in spring 2016 includes reflections on minor league football, empty nest syndrome, learning to swim, Cook-in Sauce and, not least, the Gecko as a metaphor for contemporary society. Songwriter of the Year - Spiral Earth Awards 2014 Collaborators have included Martin Carthy, Dizraeli, Billy Bragg, Andy Cutting, Andy Irvine, Karine Polwart, Jean Francois Vrod, The Imagined Village, Hugh Lupton, Martin Butler and many others. On stage Chris has the air of a craftsman who no longer needs to be precious about his art. Without any apparent effort he reaches deep into an enviable repertoire of songs before revealing another gem. £15 on the door Sponsored by Wychwood Brewery

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Henry Priestman

on Fri, 6 May 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.15pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. 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 With two packed out Green Note gigs under his belt, Henry's very much looking forward to returning to his favourite London intimate venue for a rare gig in the capital. 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 Last Mad Surge of Youth", in 2014 and it garnered Henry the best reviews he's had in 36 years of releasing records (see below), and in 2015 a live 21 track DVD was released, "Settle Down", covering songs from his 38 years in the music biz. Here's what they said 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"...

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Shook Twins

on Fri, 6 May 2016 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Born and raised in Sandpoint Idaho, Shook Twins are an Indie folk-pop band now hailing from coniferous forested Portland, Oregon. Identical twins Katelyn and Laurie Shook, Kyle Volkman and Niko Daoussis form the core quartet. Central elements of the Shook Twins' sound are a wide range of instrumentation, including banjo, guitar, electric and upright bass, mandolin, electric guitar, electronic drums, face drum (beatbox), glockenspiel, ukulele, banjo drumming and their signature golden EGG. Beautiful twin harmonies, layered upon acoustic and electric instrumentation coupled with Laurie's inventive use of percussive and ambient vocal loops, and Katelyn's repurposed telephone microphone, set their sound apart, creating a unique and eccentric blend of folk, roots, groove and soul. 'The Shook Twins have sass and spunk to spare! Their live show is tons of fun to behold.' - Laura Veirs 'A unique, personal music that lights up the stage with its joy and enthusiasm.' - Mason Jennings 'I love the harmonies of the Shook Twins, the dreamlike songs that seem somehow permeated by the American Folk tradition, without actually being part of it. They make music that twines through your soul the way vines cover an abandoned shack in the woods.' - Neil Gaiman, New York Times Best-Selling Author

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Mad Dog Mcrea & Eat The Rich! What A Night Tiverton!

on Fri, 6 May 2016 at Tiverton The New Hall 7:00pm

Mad Dog Mcrea and Eat The Rich play Tiverton! This total party Band are returning to Tiverton, bigger and better than ever! We have managed to get the amazing Devon band, Eat The Rich to support so what a night it's going to be! Mad Dog Mcrea This is rowdy, heartfelt, room shaking and spirit-stirring music that only the dead can't enjoy. Eat The Rich 'Pure genius, including a very lively "If I Should Fall From Grace With God" by The Pogues; "Gay Bar" by Electric Six and even their own fusion of Muse and Britney with a great bass from Neil. Their version of "Shipping Up To Boston" by the Dropkick Murphy's is in the style of trad folk but with a heavy twist resulting in a heart thumping rendition with the most bizarre lyrics that is a personal favourite. Injecting short blasts such as "Ace of Spades" into "Duelling Banjos" adds spice to what is already a very tasty set.' And we're raising funds for Ability Counts Football, Tiverton, so win win! This is a standing, or rather dancing gig! There will be some chairs, and the odd table. Doors open at 7pm, music starts at 8pm, there will be a competitive bar selling real Ale, Devon Red Cider, lager and spirits. Snacks will be available too! The New Hall is a very accessible venue, wheel chair accessible loos, and no steps. The New Hall Barrington Street Tiverton EX16 6QP There is no parking at the Hall, but plenty of nearby car parking, a charge of £1 is required for evening parking. Tickets are £13.50 in advance, from Twyford Photography and Print in Bampton Street, Tiverton, of from here! £16 on the door Proceed to Ability Counts Football Tiverton All ages are welcome, but sorry no ticket concessions

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Sam Carter

on Fri, 6 May 2016 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

The finest English-style finger-picking guitarist of his Generation' Jon Boden. Since Sam Carter released his debut album 'Keepsakes' in 2009, there has been a mounting excitement about this songwriter, guitarist and singer. He has performed in the Middle East and UK with the British Council 'Shifting Sands project, played to thousands as part of the all-star line-up for the tour 'The Lady: A Homage To Sandy Denny', the Sweet Liberties project and (with Jim Moray) folk rock band False Lights, & won the Horizon Award for best newcomer at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Sam's second album 'The No Testament' was released in A 2012, an album that saw the singer reinvent his contemporary narrative-based song-writing by infusing it with shapenote, gospel and work song influences. The release caused a wave of media and audience attention for an album that saw Sam reach new heights in his song-writing. As a result he was invited to perform on BBC 2s Laterwith Jools Holland in autumn 2012, was filmed for the BBC 4 special The Enigma of Nic Jones aired September 2013.

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Fairport Convention

on Fri, 6 May 2016 at Southampton The 1865 7:00pm

The 1865 are pleased to present British folk-legends, Fairport Convention on 6th May 2016! Fairport Convention has been making great music for nearly fifty years. Credited with originating British folk-rock music, the band has been through many changes but the current members retain a passion for live performance. Fairport Convention has attracted critical acclaim: the band has won a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award; Radio 2 listeners voted Fairport's groundbreaking album Liege & Lief 'The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time'; and their story has been celebrated with a major documentary on BBC Four television. Fairport Convention features Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, Ric Sanders on violin and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion. Whether you are a long-time fan or a newcomer to their music, an evening with Fairport Convention is sure to surprise and 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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The Willows

on Fri, 6 May 2016 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:30pm

Three fantastic acts play our bookshop. Please note tickets for this event are £10. Folk Club members contact the shop for your discount. Jack Hopkinson 8.00-8.35 Sharon Lewis 8.50-9.30 The Willows 9.45-10.35 The Willows The Willows are a folk band from Cambridge, UK. Their first album Beneath Our Humble Soil was nominated for Best Debut in the Spiral Earth Awards 2014, and has been championed by the likes of Bob Harris and Mike Harding. The much anticipated follow-up Amidst Fiery Skies, co-produced with Sean Lakeman was released to critical aclaim, with The Telegraph hailing it "a triumph" in a 5-star review and a place in their folk albums of 2014. Fronted by the breathtaking vocals of Jade Rhiannon, supported by rich vocal harmonies and dynamic acoustic musicianship the band take influence from folk traditions on both sides of the Atlantic www.thewillowsband.com https://www.facebook.com/thewillowsband https://twitter.com/TheWillowsBand Sharon Lewis Much revered for her tender and heartfelt songs, enchanting songstress Sharon Lewis weaves a rare and compelling spell with delicate vocals and piano/guitar playing. Formerly of the highly regarded female duo Pooka, whose union spanned a decade releasing four albums and several EPs to great acclaim ('so fine, it's almost worrying!' **** Q Magazine). Sharon has enjoyed a diverse musical career writing and recording with eclectic artists such as Orbital (Middle Of Nowhere) and 1 Giant Leap (What About Me?) which featured artists such as Michael Stipe and KD Lang; she also performed alongside Ani Difranco and Martin Carthy in Anais Mitchell's brilliant Folk Opera 'Hadestown'. Sharon is now promoting her most recent album en-titled Roses At The Top - a gentle and poignant work that takes the listener on an emotional journey through the hearts shadowy valleys and rising mists up to the top of the mountain where wild roses are rumoured to grow. Themes of love, longing and transformation take precedence. 'Her poetic phrasing and voice unravel the cynic within' Music Maker 'The word exquisite was coined for Sharon's music' Culture Catch http://www.sharonlewis.net/ https://www.facebook.com/SharonLewisMusic https://twitter.com/misscherryqueen Jack Hopkinson Jack is a very tall Singer/songwriter. singing self penned songs for the last 8 years, Jack recently left full time employment to pursue a career in music in March 2015, since then Jack has performed 145 times in public with venues such as The Jam House - Birmingham, The Y Theatre - Leicester and Godiva Festival, just to name a few, already under his belt. as well as this in 2016 Jack is on Tour in the U.S, He also had a Top 25 selling EP on iTunes and International radio play in the US, Aus and the BBC http://www.jackhopkinsonmusic.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/jackhopkinsonmusicuk https://twitter.com/JackHopkinson Doors open at 7.00. No entrance once the acts are on stage. If you're late, you'll have to wait til the breaks. Bookshop bar open serving ale and wine, hot and cold drinks and cake! No other food or drink to be brought onto the premises. Booking highly recommended. Tickets from the link above or direct from the shop. Not available via phone.

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A Potbelly Concert - Peter Donegan & The Lonnie Donegan Band

on Fri, 6 May 2016 at Kettering Arts Centre, St Andrew's Church 8:00pm

Peter Donegan is an accomplished musician who started his education in the entertainment business at the age of five at the Barbara Speak stage school in London � supplemented by lessons from his father, the legendary Lonnie Donegan. On reaching the age of 18 he was invited to join the Lonnie Donegan Band as the keyboard player where he stayed for two years and gained valuable stage experience, not only from his father but also working with another musical icon, Van Morrison. After Lonnie died Peter continued performing as a solo act, once touring with Crystal Gayle, and later guesting with Bill Wyman and his Rhythm Kings. Peter then formed his own band, the Peter Donegan Band playing a mixture of material that Lonnie played but in his own style along with original material. In 2009 he decided on another change of direction and teamed up with the original Lonnie Donegan Band and took to the road with The Lonnie Donegan Band featuring Peter Donegan. It is this line-up that we are pleased to present and this concert will feature new songs written and composed for and by Peter and along with some of Lonnie Donegan�s well-known foot stomping hits. What more could you want? If you would like to know more, why don�t you read our exclusive interview with Peter Donegan by Pete Austin here, you will be pleasantly surprised with some incredible and one might say, quite unexpected facts in the life of Peter Donegan�

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A Potbelly Concert - Peter Donegan & The Lonnie Donegan Band

on Fri, 6 May 2016 at Kettering Arts Centre, St Andrew's Church 8:00pm

Peter Donegan is an accomplished musician who started his education in the entertainment business at the age of five at the Barbara Speak stage school in London � supplemented by lessons from his father, the legendary Lonnie Donegan. On reaching the age of 18 he was invited to join the Lonnie Donegan Band as the keyboard player where he stayed for two years and gained valuable stage experience, not only from his father but also working with another musical icon, Van Morrison. After Lonnie died Peter continued performing as a solo act, once touring with Crystal Gayle, and later guesting with Bill Wyman and his Rhythm Kings. Peter then formed his own band, the Peter Donegan Band playing a mixture of material that Lonnie played but in his own style along with original material. In 2009 he decided on another change of direction and teamed up with the original Lonnie Donegan Band and took to the road with The Lonnie Donegan Band featuring Peter Donegan. It is this line-up that we are pleased to present and this concert will feature new songs written and composed for and by Peter and along with some of Lonnie Donegan�s well-known foot stomping hits. What more could you want? If you would like to know more, why don�t you read our exclusive interview with Peter Donegan by Pete Austin here, you will be pleasantly surprised with some incredible and one might say, quite unexpected facts in the life of Peter Donegan�

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Paul Downes

on Fri, 6 May 2016 at Stony Stratford The Cock Hotel (Marquee Suite) 8:15pm

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Caddy Cooper

on Fri, 6 May 2016 at Ulverston Sports Club 7:45pm

Caddy Cooper is a West Australian acoustic blues, country and folk singer/songwriter and a travelling soul at heart. After training at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts in Music Theatre, Caddy played featured roles in musicals such as The Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof and A ChorusLine. Caddy's vocals are impressive, and although she possesses a powerful vocal range, it's beautifully controlled and what you're left with is a sound as smooth as the cream on your hot chocolate. "OUTSIDE THE WIRE is a restless, feverish and marvellous album release by a talented artist determined to buck the trend. Caddy Cooper has an ear for a great sound and the skill to produce a superlative record successful in steering its content in the right direction for many discerning fans of roots music." Three Chords and the Truth UK "With an awesome mix of blues, bluegrass and country, it is clear that Caddy is a hugely talented writer" For the Country Record "All Killer, No Filler" The Blues and Roots Music

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Clive Gregson In Concert

on Fri, 6 May 2016 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

About Clive...... Born and raised in Manchester, England, Clive is an accomplished singer, musician and record producer. He started his professional music career in 1980 as the leader of cult band Any Trouble. The group toured extensively in support of five critically acclaimed albums and a number of singles that became radio hits before disbanding at the end of 1984. Fondly remembered and greatly missed, the band reformed in 2007 to record a brand new album entitled "Life In Reverse" and play their first live show in 23 years. A packed house at the Jazz Cafe in London sang along with a mixture of old and new favourites... and apparently quite a few tears were shed! In November 2013, the band reconvened to play a sell out one off show at the 229 Club in London to support the release of "The Complete Stiff Recordings 1980-1981", a three CD box set. The group toured for the first time in 30 years at the end of 2014, culminating in a mainstage appearance at the Purple Weekend Festival in Leon, Spain. A new CD is scheduled for 2015. In 1985, Clive released the first of thirteen solo albums and he has maintained a solo profile ever since. His solo recordings and tours have been one of the main outlets for his prolific songwriting and a solo "Best Of..." compilation was released in April 2009. Clive's solo albums feature an eclectic mix of pop and folk styles, ranging from the full on electric band approach of "I Love This Town" to the stripped down "one man and his acoustic guitar" intimacy of "Long Story Short". May 2013 saw the release of Clive's latest CD, "This Is Now". Clive's live shows are usually solo performances and the guitar skills that prompted Guitar to include him in their "1,000 Great Guitarists" are always well in evidence. Along the road from pop frontman to singer-songwriter, Clive has followed many musical diversions. Between 1985 and 1992, he formed a partnership with Christine Collister that Rolling Stone called "the state of the art in British folk-rock". They released five albums and toured the UK, USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. Christine's distinctive voice allied to Clive's songs, instrumental and production skills created something truly special and their decision to call it a day left a huge gap in the roots music scene. The entire Gregson & Collister catalogue plus a "Best Of..." compilation were re-issued in 2009. Clive has also toured and recorded with Richard Thompson (1982 to 1992), Nanci Griffith (1996 to 2007), Eddi Reader and Boo Hewerdine (1993 and 1999), Plainsong (1997) and he was the musical director for the Dennis Locorriere "Hits & History" tour in 2007, which resulted in a gold album and a concert DVD that also charted. His songs have been recorded by many artists, including Nanci Griffith, Kim Carnes, Fairport Convention, Claire Martin, Norma Waterson and Smokie. Nanci's version of "I Love This Town" (performed as a duet with Jimmy Buffett) was released as a single in 2006 and became a radio hit in both America and the UK, receiving more than 5,000 spins in the USA. About Lowri......... Brilliant Welsh singer / songwriter.

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Clive Gregson In Concert

on Fri, 6 May 2016 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

About Clive...... Born and raised in Manchester, England, Clive is an accomplished singer, musician and record producer. He started his professional music career in 1980 as the leader of cult band Any Trouble. The group toured extensively in support of five critically acclaimed albums and a number of singles that became radio hits before disbanding at the end of 1984. Fondly remembered and greatly missed, the band reformed in 2007 to record a brand new album entitled "Life In Reverse" and play their first live show in 23 years. A packed house at the Jazz Cafe in London sang along with a mixture of old and new favourites... and apparently quite a few tears were shed! In November 2013, the band reconvened to play a sell out one off show at the 229 Club in London to support the release of "The Complete Stiff Recordings 1980-1981", a three CD box set. The group toured for the first time in 30 years at the end of 2014, culminating in a mainstage appearance at the Purple Weekend Festival in Leon, Spain. A new CD is scheduled for 2015. In 1985, Clive released the first of thirteen solo albums and he has maintained a solo profile ever since. His solo recordings and tours have been one of the main outlets for his prolific songwriting and a solo "Best Of..." compilation was released in April 2009. Clive's solo albums feature an eclectic mix of pop and folk styles, ranging from the full on electric band approach of "I Love This Town" to the stripped down "one man and his acoustic guitar" intimacy of "Long Story Short". May 2013 saw the release of Clive's latest CD, "This Is Now". Clive's live shows are usually solo performances and the guitar skills that prompted Guitar to include him in their "1,000 Great Guitarists" are always well in evidence. Along the road from pop frontman to singer-songwriter, Clive has followed many musical diversions. Between 1985 and 1992, he formed a partnership with Christine Collister that Rolling Stone called "the state of the art in British folk-rock". They released five albums and toured the UK, USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. Christine's distinctive voice allied to Clive's songs, instrumental and production skills created something truly special and their decision to call it a day left a huge gap in the roots music scene. The entire Gregson & Collister catalogue plus a "Best Of..." compilation were re-issued in 2009. Clive has also toured and recorded with Richard Thompson (1982 to 1992), Nanci Griffith (1996 to 2007), Eddi Reader and Boo Hewerdine (1993 and 1999), Plainsong (1997) and he was the musical director for the Dennis Locorriere "Hits & History" tour in 2007, which resulted in a gold album and a concert DVD that also charted. His songs have been recorded by many artists, including Nanci Griffith, Kim Carnes, Fairport Convention, Claire Martin, Norma Waterson and Smokie. Nanci's version of "I Love This Town" (performed as a duet with Jimmy Buffett) was released as a single in 2006 and became a radio hit in both America and the UK, receiving more than 5,000 spins in the USA. About Lowri......... Brilliant Welsh singer / songwriter.

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Josienne Clarke And Ben Walker Plus Greg Russell And Ciaran Algar

on Fri, 6 May 2016 at Holmfirth Parish Church 7:30pm

A brilliant double bill not to be missed. Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker plus Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar From being virtual unknowns on the folk circuit 2 years earlier Josienne and Ben have had something of meteoric rise winning best duo at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015. When you hear their latest album it is easy to understand why, it's a beautiful piece of work, lush chamber ensemble orchestrations with Josienne's exquisitely nuanced and emotionally affecting voice and Ben's intricately expressive, adroit guitar technique. Their live performance is quite captivating. Since meeting in 2011 Greg and Ciaran have had a phenomenally successful few years winning the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award in 2013, the BBC Radio 2 Horizon award in 2014 and nominated for best duo in 2015. They are always in great demand and incredibly busy playing festivals and folk clubs length and breadth of the country and in Europe , their stage show is full of energy, great musicianship, stagecraft and lots of hilarious banter.

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Josienne Clarke And Ben Walker Plus Greg Russell And Ciaran Algar

on Fri, 6 May 2016 at Holmfirth Parish Church 7:30pm

A brilliant double bill not to be missed. Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker plus Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar From being virtual unknowns on the folk circuit 2 years earlier Josienne and Ben have had something of meteoric rise winning best duo at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2015. When you hear their latest album it is easy to understand why, it's a beautiful piece of work, lush chamber ensemble orchestrations with Josienne's exquisitely nuanced and emotionally affecting voice and Ben's intricately expressive, adroit guitar technique. Their live performance is quite captivating. Since meeting in 2011 Greg and Ciaran have had a phenomenally successful few years winning the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award in 2013, the BBC Radio 2 Horizon award in 2014 and nominated for best duo in 2015. They are always in great demand and incredibly busy playing festivals and folk clubs length and breadth of the country and in Europe , their stage show is full of energy, great musicianship, stagecraft and lots of hilarious banter.

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Benji Kirkpatrick

on Fri, 6 May 2016 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

Multi instrumentalist, writer and singer of songs, Benji Kirkpatrick was born to folk luminaries John Kirkpatrick and Sue Harris in the summer of 1976 whilst they were on a rare break from touring. This could well have set the pattern for his future life - as a much sought after, busy musician Benji seems to be constantly on the road! Immersed in many genres of music through his roots, with influences ranging from Nick Drake to ZZ Top, he was always picking up different instruments and trying them on for size. Described by Time Out as a 'fretboard wizard ', Benji Kirkpatrick is a gifted player of a multitude of instruments of the stringed variety; guitar, bouzouki, mandolin and banjo, mainly. He can also sing - well - and is an engaging and experienced performer. Over the two decades that he has been working on the folk scene, he has honed a distinctive style which has rare energy. These days, Benji can mostly be found playing with either folk big band Bellowhead (he was a founder member) or the Seth Lakeman band, who he has played with since 2009. He is also one third of Faustus (again a founder member) along with fiddle and oboe ace Paul Sartin and Waterson:Carthy member Saul Rose. With his services in such high demand, Benji has found it hard to find time for his solo work. Hard but, thankfully, not impossible. For his latest solo project, he has chosen to take on the guise of 'Bendrix', heading to a place where only the courageous dare venture and to undertake a task where braver men have crumbled the songs of Jimi Hendrix. To avoid any possible misinterpretation, the operative word here is 'songs'. Hia aim is to strip away the flamboyance and pyrotechnics that characterised Hendrix's performance to reveal the songs in their pure form. For a start there's no guitar. Admittedly, Jimi wasn't too shabby on that instrument so there's no way he is going to try to emulate or even interpret him on that count. In Benji's own words to copy him was futile. Nor does he play with his teeth, behind his head or set fire to any of his precious instruments - not publicly in any case. What he does is much simpler, paring back the music to expose Hendrix's fine songwriting skills and take them back to a rawer form, almost back to basics, as well as exploring the lighter, more melancholy side of Jimi Hendrix. Performed purely on acoustic instruments and stripped back from the any excess, what results is almost revelatory. The live show will incorporate a first half of Benji's own material, with the second half entirely dedicated to the Hendrix material. But, whether it's his composition or another's, his distinctive guitar, banjo and bouzouki add colour and texture to the songs, making them all his own. His easy manner and ready wit combine with his musicality to provide a superb evening's entertainment.

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Roy Bailey

on Fri, 6 May 2016 at Bamford Village Institute 7:00am

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Sarah Mcquaid

on Fri, 6 May 2016 at Kenilworth The Tree House Bookshop 7:45pm

The wonderful Sarah McQuaid is playing at the Tree House Bookshop on Friday 6 May. Tickets are £11, including a £2 voucher for the bookshop (which you can collect at the event). We are not licensed, but you can bring a bottle (we have glasses and corkscrew). Tea and coffee will be available. Tea/coffee/corkage £1. 8pm start - doors open at 7.45pm.

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Out Of The Swamp

on Fri, 6 May 2016 at London Cecil Sharp House 7:30pm

Chris Hall is the doyen of UK Cajun accordionists. He may have played and recorded with Paul McCartney and Wings, but Cajun music is his first love. And Out of the Swamp deliver authentic earthy Cajun music. Cafe and Bar open from 7.30pm Dance class 8.00-8.40pm Live music 840-10.50pm

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Out Of The Swamp

on Fri, 6 May 2016 at London Cecil Sharp House 7:30pm

Chris Hall is the doyen of UK Cajun accordionists. He may have played and recorded with Paul McCartney and Wings, but Cajun music is his first love. And Out of the Swamp deliver authentic earthy Cajun music. Cafe and Bar open from 7.30pm Dance class 8.00-8.40pm Live music 840-10.50pm

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Kim Lowings And The Greenwood

on Fri, 6 May 2016 at Saltburn by the Sea Golf Club 7:15pm

Described as having "a beauty of spirit that transcends in her lovely songs", Kim is an Appalachian mountain dulcimer player, pianist and songwriter. She sings with an enchantingly pure voice and The Greenwood create a harmonious backline of hypnotic guitar, bouzouki, double bass and percussion. It transports you away and will get you singing along and tapping your feet. Working with traditional folk song and their own original material, they weave musical stories inspired by both fables and everyday life. "Absolutely captivating" R2 Magazine ★★★★ "British folk music continues to remain in very good hands" Folk Radio UK "Kim has a rich, distinctive voice, which is lifted by the cultured playing of her skilful band" The Musician "Beautiful singing" Jackie Oates

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Worrall Festival Pie & Pea Fundraiser

on Fri, 6 May 2016 at Sheffield Worrall Memorial Hall 7:30pm

An evening of music, pie & peas and ales to raise funds for Worrall Festival 2016. Doors open at 7:30pm, entertainment begins at 8:00pm. A selection of Bradfield Brewery ales will also be on offer to accompany to the food. Venue: Worrall Memorial Hall, Towngate Rd, Worrall, S35 0AR ** Please note the ticket price includes one portion of steak pie and peas. If you require a vegetarian option please email us at admin@worrallfestival.com at least 7 days prior to the event **

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Helter Skelter With Tell Tale Tusk + La Mouche

on Fri, 6 May 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

* Klezmer * Carnival Macabre * Rock'n'Roll * Swing * Gypsy Jazz * Cabaret * Tell Tale Tusk are a raggle-taggle bunch combining feisty 3-part vocal harmony with killer Klezmer riffs, bending ears with stories both old and new. Expect toe-tapping, teeth-jangling, partner-spinning, free-wheeling frolics! Parisians La Mouche play a kind of "festi-macabre" midway between rock'n'roll, swing and gypsy jazz with a cabaret theatricality. They're about contrast and paradox, the music both dark and colorful, disturbing and fun, with influences that range from The White Stripes to Django Reinhardt via Dizzy Gillespie, Tom Waits and Art Blakey.

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Folk Music

on Fri, 6 May 2016 at London The Golden Hinde II 6:30pm

Golden Hinde II presents folk music from the Tiller Flat Folk Club! Featuring traditional & modern folk bands/artists along with your host Woody Newman III... Licensed bar. This is an adult only event. Tickets £5.00

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Thomas Truax

on Fri, 6 May 2016 at Brighton The Green Door Store 7:00pm

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Marty Haggard A Tribute To Merle Haggard

on Fri, 6 May 2016 at Ellesmere Port The Whitby Club 7:30pm

A superb night of Country Music with the Headline act Marty Haggard performing a tribute to his legendary dad Merle. The night is supported by the superb Nicky James and The State of The Heart Band We also have Irish country star Jordan Muggy on the bill. Food is served in the main lounge up to 8.15pm - so you can come early for a nice meal if you want. The well stocked bar will be open throughout. This will be a night to remember

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Coco & The Butterfields

on Sat, 7 May 2016 at Aldershot West End Centre 8:00pm

Colourful, energetic & crowd-stomping, CoCo and the Butterfields express the intimate vibrancy of a village folk fair with powerful vocal melodies and an undercurrent of driving beatbox to deliver catchy songs resonating in a stadium-filling urban pop vibe. The Canterbury band of buskers have quickly established themselves as one of the most phenomenal live shows in the UK, earning critical acclaim for incendiary performances at Glastonbury, Isle of Wight and Camp Bestival and supporting internationally acclaimed artists Bastille, King Charles and Wheatus. Stacking up an impressive 500,000 YouTube hits, and 15K Facebook fans the band marched into the limelight when their Warriors single was featured by Steve Lamacq on BBC 6Music and was independently released at a 1,200 capacity sell-out show. CoCo and the Butterfields jumped back in the bandwagon in Spring 2015 on their biggest UK tour yet, culminating in their "Say Hello" single release on June 1st. Say Hello to the first day of summer!

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Dana Gillespie With Dino Baptiste, Jake Zaitz & Mike Paice

on Sat, 7 May 2016 at London Polish Jazz Cafe POSK 7:30pm

A true international blues diva who never fails to delight audiences - accompanied by hot-shot boogie pianist, Dino Baptiste & Mike Paice and Jake Zaitz. Not to be missed and a favourite of Brooks Blues Bar audiences.

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Chris Wood

on Sat, 7 May 2016 at Sheffield The Heeley Institute 8:00pm

The leading singer/writer of his generation who has carried his roots from traditional music into a whole new territory wherein he reflects on the everyday lives of those struggling to protect their lives and loves in the face of an austere and destructive society.

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Chris Wood

on Sat, 7 May 2016 at Sheffield The Heeley Institute 8:00pm

The leading singer/writer of his generation who has carried his roots from traditional music into a whole new territory wherein he reflects on the everyday lives of those struggling to protect their lives and loves in the face of an austere and destructive society.

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Porchlight Smoker

on Sat, 7 May 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The multi-instrumental band, based in Sussex, play an exciting blend of roots, folk and Americana. 'Masters of the banjo, guitar, lap-steel, harmonica, stand-up bass, mandolin and, yes, clarinet, combined with their trademark four-part vocal harmonies' (Maverick Festival). Often described as the 'real deal', every Porchlight Smoker show is different. Material is not over-rehearsed, with the idea is that no song is ever played quite the same way twice, thus ensuring there's a spontaneity and 'edge' to every live show. They play a varied and at times virtuoso repertoire that mixes self-penned works with covers made very much their own. A range of instruments, including banjo, guitar, lap-steel, stand-up bass, harmonica and mandolin, even clarinet, accompany the band's trademark four-part vocal harmonies. Based in the South-east, Porchlight Smoker started out as a duo in 2006 and since have expanded into the four-piece band that today play across the UK.

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Gilmore & Roberts

on Sat, 7 May 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

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Moulettes

on Sat, 7 May 2016 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 7:00pm

Welcome to the world of prog folk Moulettes are among the current leading UK practitioners of the sub-genre. They are like a cross between Pentangle and the Kronos Quartet, by way of Kate Bush and early Pink Floyd's Syd Barrett. - Reuters We are excited to present this dynamic folk-rock band on the final date of their tour. Book early! Venue doors and bar open 6pm, Performance 7.30pm. Pre-gig meals MUST be booked in advance via 01326 341353 - numbers strictly limited.

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Moulettes

on Sat, 7 May 2016 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 7:00pm

Welcome to the world of prog folk Moulettes are among the current leading UK practitioners of the sub-genre. They are like a cross between Pentangle and the Kronos Quartet, by way of Kate Bush and early Pink Floyd's Syd Barrett. - Reuters We are excited to present this dynamic folk-rock band on the final date of their tour. Book early! Venue doors and bar open 6pm, Performance 7.30pm. Pre-gig meals MUST be booked in advance via 01326 341353 - numbers strictly limited.

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Moulettes

on Sat, 7 May 2016 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 7:00pm

Welcome to the world of prog folk Moulettes are among the current leading UK practitioners of the sub-genre. They are like a cross between Pentangle and the Kronos Quartet, by way of Kate Bush and early Pink Floyd's Syd Barrett. - Reuters We are excited to present this dynamic folk-rock band on the final date of their tour. Book early! Venue doors and bar open 6pm, Performance 7.30pm. Pre-gig meals MUST be booked in advance via 01326 341353 - numbers strictly limited.

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Raw Guitar Studios: "further On Up The Road" Featuring The Junkyard Collection

on Sat, 7 May 2016 at Masham Town Hall 7:00pm

At Raw Guitar Studios, we believe there is no better way to showcase our work than at a live Raw hometown gig! Consequently, Jam Tomorrow Promotion and The Raw Guitar Co. presents #FurtherOnUpTheRoad, a musical banquet featuring the #JunkyardCollection and other guitars designed by Al Elias, Bob G. Harrison and #RawDesignStudios. On stage will be the amazing Tom Killner Band, a power trio who have progressed from Rotherham to L.A.. Special guests are: American bluesman Bob Angell; Bishop FM blues show presenter and blues/rock singer-songwriter Gary Grainger; and Consett-based funk-laden guitar maestro Mitch Laddie. If you love the blues, hard hitting rock 'n' roll with soul and funk overtones, this gig is not to be missed.

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Wizz Jones @ Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 7 May 2016 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 7:30pm

Sat 7th May Wizz Jones @ Wychwood Folk Club + Support by TRED Tiddy Hall, Shipton Road, Ascott -u- Wychwood, Oxon, OX7 6AG Tickets £8.00 in advance £10.00 on the door Start 8pm.Doors 7.30pm Parking & Bar Available Contact: Mark/Elaine 01993831427 or 07870563299 Inspired by hearing Big Bill Broonzy and Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Wizz Jones learnt his guitar licks from the likes of Davy Graham and Long John Baldry whilst playing in the coffee bars of London's Soho in the late 1950's. He then followed the time-honoured buskers' trail from the streets of Paris to the markets of Marrakech during the early 1960's and returned to Britain with a unique acoustic guitar style, an eclectic repertoire and a 'right hand worthy of Broonzy'! John Renbourn, Clapton and Keith Richards have all named him as an important early influence and in May 2012 Bruce Springsteen opened his Berlin show with Wizz's song 'When I Leave Berlin'. After more than 50 years 'on the road' Wizz continues to tour on the Acoustic Folk and Blues circuit, usually solo but sometimes with his Son Simeon on Sax, Flute and Harmonica."

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Henry Priestman

on Sat, 7 May 2016 at Melksham Rachel Fowler Centre 7:30pm

He's back!! One of our favourite performers on the acoustic scene today returns to Wiltshire. After over 30 years in the music business and with a credit list longer than both your arms, including being the main song-writing talent behind The Christians and Yachts in 2008 Henry Priestman (having not sung since 1981!!) reinvented himself as a singer-songwriter, and finally released his debut solo album. Entitled The Chronicles of Modern Life it's the sound of a man who's seen the music world explode from punk (he supported the Sex Pistols in 1977 and the Who in 1978 on a European tour) through to pop (three million albums with The Christians; a top five single for Take That's Mark Owen) through to the digital age (soundtracks for James Bond/Xbox, BBC's Wildlife on One). In 2014 he released his latest album The Last Mad Surge of Youth to both popular and critical acclaim, and in 2015 his live DVD set Settle Down. Henry is a consummate performer, great entertainer and a man who absolutely believes in audience participation. His songs reflect upon love and upon life, always delivered with wry good humour. He'll be supported by his frequent musical collaborator, a man of a certain age Loved-up Les Glover.

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Danni Nicholls Mockingbird Lane Tour 2016

on Sat, 7 May 2016 at London The Winemaker's Club 7:00pm

British singer/songwriter Danni Nicholls hits the road, touring the UK with her new, critically acclaimed second album 'Mockingbird Lane' which was recorded with some of the finest musicians in Nashville and is made up of songs of the highest order, each a carefully crafted gem (Maverick) Spanning the 'Americana' spectrum, accompanied live by award winning guitarist Max Milligan and presenting her strong, soulful, captivating voice and songs, Danni's performances have been lauded as exciting, energetic and...totally absorbing (Modernizeus) "Smoky soul, folk-pop and heart-wrenching alt-country, all in a rich voice - Q Magazine Sumptuous...a warm, wry line in confessional songwriting - UNCUT Just terrific - Bob Harris www.danninicholls.com

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Dawson Smith & The Dissenters

on Sat, 7 May 2016 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

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Dawson Smith & The Dissenters

on Sat, 7 May 2016 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

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Bob Fox

on Sat, 7 May 2016 at Holmfirth Masonic Hall 7:30pm

Bob Fox has long been a favourite on the live circuit and in the opinion of many has one of the finest voices in English folk music. He has twice been nominated as Folk Singer of the Year at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and for the past three years, Bob played the role of Songman in War Horse. We are delighted to welcome him to Holmfirth. Janet Russell first made a name for herself on the folk circuit in the '80's as a young singer songwriter writing with hard-edged humour about issues affecting women. Her work on Scottish traditional material with Scottish singer Christine Kydd has received huge critical acclaim, particularly in her native Scotland, and in the US.

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Bob Fox

on Sat, 7 May 2016 at Holmfirth Masonic Hall 7:30pm

Bob Fox has long been a favourite on the live circuit and in the opinion of many has one of the finest voices in English folk music. He has twice been nominated as Folk Singer of the Year at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and for the past three years, Bob played the role of Songman in War Horse. We are delighted to welcome him to Holmfirth. Janet Russell first made a name for herself on the folk circuit in the '80's as a young singer songwriter writing with hard-edged humour about issues affecting women. Her work on Scottish traditional material with Scottish singer Christine Kydd has received huge critical acclaim, particularly in her native Scotland, and in the US.

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Tarantella Beats Party With Amaraterra

on Sat, 7 May 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

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Merry Hell - Summer Is A-comin'

on Sat, 7 May 2016 at Wigan The Old Courts 7:30pm

To celebrate Summer is A-Comin' - a hometown gig that will be both special and surprising. A host of favourite songs and a few new ones as we move towards our new album. Be here - be part of it. Merry Hell on stage approx 9pm. Tickets are limited so get in now!

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Joana Serrat

on Sat, 7 May 2016 at Manchester Gullivers 8:00pm

We are delighted to welcome Loose Music's latest signing, Joana Serrat back to Manchester, for a very special intimate show, the day after the release of her new album. The show will take place at the Lounge at Gullivers and very special guests will be announced shortly. Joana Serrat With her first album, the self-edited "The Relief Sessions" (2012), Joana Serrat was chosen as 'Best Artist of the Week' by the Nashville website Noisetrade. She debuted as an actress in Family Tour, Liliana Torres' debut film and she also performed a live show at the YERSE catwalk at the 080 Barcelona Fashion Week. In 2014, Serrat released "Dear Great Canyon" with the label El Segell del Primavera (PIAS UK). This second album is produced by Howard Bilerman, Grammy nominee for Arcade Fire's "Funeral" (2004). The canadians Gavin Gardiner (Juno Award nominee with his band The Wooden Sky) and Mike O'Brien (Vic Chesnutt) also played on the recording as session musicians. While 'The Blizzard' was chosen as 'Song of the Week' by the English store Rough Trade, the album also featured in the AFYVE chart as one of the most sold albums in Spain. At the same time, her songs began to to receive regular play on BBC Radio 6 Music, BBC Scotland and also at the ABC (Australian National Radio Station). British weekly music journalism magazine N.M.E. (New Musical Express) includes to Joana Serrat on the Radarsection as a Next Big Thing and describes her album like 'Gorgeous'. Her song 'Came Out Of The Blue' has been playing in the Australian television drama Winners & Losers (Episode 12 Season 5). The "Dear Great Canyon" Tour took Joana to play in over 100 shows both in Spain and also Portugal, England, Holland, Luxembourg, Belgium, Canada and South Africa. "Dear Great Canyon" has won the 'Best Album of the Year' spanish award by Premios Pop-Eye and 'Best Catalan Album of the Year In Other Languages' by Enderrock Magazine. Hailing from Vic near Barcelona, Joana is making Loose history in being the first ever Spanish artist to join Team Loose. New album, 'Cross The Verge' was recorded in Montreal last summer and will be released on May 6th.

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Kasai Masai Live!

on Sat, 7 May 2016 at Knighton Community Centre;; 7:30pm

The incredibly infectious dance rhythms of Congolese Soukous, brought to Mid Wales by a band that has played Glastonbury, WOMAD and other major shows around the world.

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Folkish Explosion

on Sat, 7 May 2016 at Newcastle upon Tyne Mining Institute 7:00pm

DRIVEN SERIOUS GILDED THIEVES RAMBLE GAMBLE MULHOLLAND A hugely special folk influenced extravaganza, brimming with energy and soul at the most gorgeous venue that will have to be seen to be believed. The acts all have recieved bucket-loads of critical acclaim, ranging from punk folk to americana country. The standard of these acts plus the venue give you a massive bang for your buck at £5 in advance. Yes,there's a bar! https://www.facebook.com/drivenserious https://www.facebook.com/GildedThieves https://www.facebook.com/RambleGamble https://www.facebook.com/Mulhollandband

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Robb Johnson + Steve White & The Protest Family + Paddy Nash & Diane Greer

on Sat, 7 May 2016 at London Veg Bar 7:00pm

So, The Guardian have trotted out their tired "There's no protest singers any more" article again. It's becoming an annual event. Some years they have Billy Bragg telling us that we need to move with the times, others they bemoan the lack of this generation's Joan Baez storming up the charts. The charts? Fuck the charts. The charts are the establishment telling you what music you ought to be listening to*. If you want to like the same bands as the Prime Minister then care about the charts. Since Stock, Aitken and Waterman analysed and codified popular music, the charts, with the occasional notable exception, have been a wasteland for the musician with something to say about a system of society. Saying there's no protest songs in the charts and saying there's no protest songs any more are two entirely separate things though. Any fan of live music will tell you if that's what you think then you're looking in the wrong place. In these austerity-led times, the protest song is alive, well and angrier than ever. Maybe not in the charts, but the pubs, clubs and community spaces of this land are brimming with acts with something to say and a means to say it. Which is why The Veg Bar and Sound Effect Solutions are proud to present some of the art of protest's finest exponents: Robb Johnson Widely feted as this country's greatest living songwriter, and that's saying something given the company that he keeps. As prolific as he is talented, the ink had dried on his song about Mark Duggan and the Tottenham riots before the fire brigade had finished dousing the flames. He's a man with a thousand stories, from the tales of his grandfathers in the First World War to playground politics infant school style. He has the songwriter's knack of using the smaller, quieter story to shout loudly about the bigger picture. He's the regular host of the main stage of the Tolpuddle Martyr's Festival and occasional Billy Bragg stand-in when the Bard of Barking can't make it. A genuinely spellbinding performer. Paddy Nash & Diane Greer Ireland's best kept secret; except in Derry of course where absolutely everyone knows them. Paddy and Diane tell tales of the troubles, of the struggle for equality, of laughter and of love with genuine warmth and humour. Bragg favourites since he first heard Billy Bragg Jeans, they've toured Ireland with both himself and Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott and have even put in an appearance at the Glastonbury Festival. R2 magazine described their band The Happy Enchiladas as "'Like The Saw Doctors jamming with The Undertones at a street party held by Squeeze". If you didn't love them already, by the end of Barefoot In Verona you definitely will. Steve White & The Protest Family They bicker like a family and stick together like one too. Capable of both shocking four-part harmonies and shout-along rabble-rousing choruses, the Protest Family are the band that you'll never see at the fashionable shows but when it's cold and wet on your picket line they'll be there for you. Led by co-founder of Tolpuddle Unplugged, Steve, the band feature some of East London's finest folk musicians, all still trying to behave like a punk band. Of course people compare them to Billy Bragg, but they compare them to The Clash and Ian Dury too. Just don't ask them about Mumford & Sons. * Cultural hegemony, as a better educated band might put it.

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Jack Henderson

on Sat, 7 May 2016 at Abington Village Hall 7:30pm

Local Singer/Songwriter, Jack Henderson plays a one-off gig in preparation for his up-and-coming UK tour.

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Jack Henderson

on Sat, 7 May 2016 at Abington Village Hall 7:30pm

Local Singer/Songwriter, Jack Henderson plays a one-off gig in preparation for his up-and-coming UK tour.

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Mike Smith (album Launch)

on Sat, 7 May 2016 at Coatbridge Berits & Brown 7:30pm

Join us for the launch night for the new album from Mike Smith. Mike will be playing tracks from 'Paint Your Sky' as well as old favourites. SPECIAL OFFER: Your ticket entitles you to 50% off the cd of 'Paint Your Sky' at the gig. ie: £5 instead of £10.

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Daria Kulesh In Concert

on Sat, 7 May 2016 at Exeter Hope Hall Arts 7:30pm

Daria Kulesh in concert at Hope Hall, Hope Road, Exeter EX2 5JN. With support from Steve Pledger. Doors 7.30. Refreshments available. Bring your own alcohol. No wheelchair access. Singer/songwriter, Daria Kulesh (aka Eternal Child), was born in Moscow, Russia. Her Russian roots are reflected in her music, intertwined with multicultural influences she has experienced on her turbulent and exciting journey through life. Her debut solo album Eternal Child was launched in 2015. "A phenomenal debut album" (Pete Bradley, Fatea Magazine) http://www.daria-kulesh.co.uk/ Joining Daria will be Somerset based singer/songwriter Steve Pledger. "Someone to point out across a crowded room... (his songs are) so authentically expressed, in a voice with genuine appeal, they take a direct route to the heart." (R2 Magazine, 4**** http://www.stevepledger.co.uk/ Tickets £10.00 Doors 7.30 Tel. 07508 169 049 Email: sstwigg@blueyonder.co.uk

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Taratella Beats Party With Amareterra! Workshop + Gig

on Sat, 7 May 2016 at London Jamboree 5:30pm

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Holmfirth Fof Saturday Night Ceilidh

on Sat, 7 May 2016 at Holmfirth Civic Hall 7:45pm

The famous Holmfirth Festival of Folk Ceilidh with Rocks and Reels. Come and dance the night away!

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Holmfirth Fof Saturday Night Ceilidh

on Sat, 7 May 2016 at Holmfirth Civic Hall 7:45pm

The famous Holmfirth Festival of Folk Ceilidh with Rocks and Reels. Come and dance the night away!

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Chris Wood

on Sun, 8 May 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Chris Wood is an uncompromising writer whose music reveals his love for the un-official history of the English speaking people. With gentle intelligence he weaves the tradition with his own contemporary parables. A self-taught musician, composer and song writer, Chris is a lifelong autodidact whose independent streak shines through everything he does. Always direct and unafraid to speak his mind, his song writing has been praised for its surgical clarity. He cites his major influence as Anon. His eagerly awaited next album for release in spring 2016 includes reflections on minor league football, empty nest syndrome, learning to swim, Cook-in Sauce and, not least, the Gecko as a metaphor for contemporary society. Hollow Point; his chilling ballad of the shooting of Jean Charles Menezez, won a BBC Folk Award (he's won six.) and emphatically secured Wood's place as a serious speech-master for the unofficial history of England. Collaborators have included Martin Carthy, Dizraeli, Billy Bragg, Andy Cutting, Andy Irvine, Karine Polwart, Jean Francois Vrod, The Imagined Village, Hugh Lupton, Martin Butler and many others. On stage Chris has the air of a craftsman who no longer needs to be precious about his art. Without any apparent effort he reaches deep into an enviable repertoire of songs before revealing another gem. "... at art school they said I had a remarkable eye for trivia, like it was a bad thing." The Herald ***** 5 Stars As close as it gets to a perfect union of voice and guitar, lyrics and melody, compassion, irony, realism, wit, and humanity. THE IRISH TIMES ***** 5 Stars Nobody comes even close to equaling his bird's-eye-view. MOJO **** 4 Stars a rarefied talent, both as writer and interpreter. Praise for 'None The Wiser': INDEPENDENT ***** 5 Stars The title track alone is a masterpiece EXPRESS ***** 5 Stars Wood has honed his songwriting to perfection here heartbreaking purity. THE GUARDIAN **** 4 Stars Remarkable for the settings as much as the lyrics. SONGLINES a quietly powerful, astute and vivid set of songs A folksoul album Chris takes a traditional song and has you absolutely gripped. He makes it really obvious why it is of contemporary relevance. On the flip side, he has managed this magical thing, writing songs on contemporary themes, or putting music to Hugh Lupton's words, that absolutely fit hand in glove with traditional songs, but are totally modern. Ian Anderson (fRoots Magazine) Nominated Best Original Song 'None the Wiser' BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014 Songwriter of the Year Spiral Earth Awards 2014 Folk Singer of the Year & Best Original Song 'Hollow Point' BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2011

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Jennifer Crook Duo

on Sun, 8 May 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

In a career that has led her from the BBC Young Tradition Award to touring with Snow Patrol, Jennifer Crook has earned a reputation as an outstanding harp player as well as an acclaimed singer, songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist. She has appeared on national television, recorded the music for the BBC David Attenborough series 'The Private Life of Plants' and was recently invited to contribute to the BBC Radio 2 programme 'Girl On Guitar', about Joni Mitchell. Jennifer's 2011 release 'Merry-Go-Round' featured contributions from Eddi Reader and Darrell Scott and was produced in Glasgow by Boo Hewerdine. The album earned her national airplay and a live session with the legendary Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2. 2014's 'Carnforth Station' is Jennifer's third solo release and features her partner this evening - multi-instrumentalist Mike Cosgrave (Jackie Oates/Jackie Leven), along with regular cellist Beth Porter (Eliza Carthy/Newton Faulkner). Recorded by Leon Hunt and Stephen W Tayler, the album includes some concert favourites as well as brand new material inspired by their travels, and guest appearances from premier lap steel player Kevin Brown and singer/double bassist Miranda Sykes. Camilla Larson came to our notice through her excellent version of Liz Simcock's By The Way. Hailing from Hell in Norway, she was raised on American country music and identifies Nanci Griffith as her greatest inspiration. All of which makes her a TwickFolk natural, and we're delighted to finally have her play for us.

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Jennifer Crook Duo

on Sun, 8 May 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

In a career that has led her from the BBC Young Tradition Award to touring with Snow Patrol, Jennifer Crook has earned a reputation as an outstanding harp player as well as an acclaimed singer, songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist. She has appeared on national television, recorded the music for the BBC David Attenborough series 'The Private Life of Plants' and was recently invited to contribute to the BBC Radio 2 programme 'Girl On Guitar', about Joni Mitchell. Jennifer's 2011 release 'Merry-Go-Round' featured contributions from Eddi Reader and Darrell Scott and was produced in Glasgow by Boo Hewerdine. The album earned her national airplay and a live session with the legendary Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2. 2014's 'Carnforth Station' is Jennifer's third solo release and features her partner this evening - multi-instrumentalist Mike Cosgrave (Jackie Oates/Jackie Leven), along with regular cellist Beth Porter (Eliza Carthy/Newton Faulkner). Recorded by Leon Hunt and Stephen W Tayler, the album includes some concert favourites as well as brand new material inspired by their travels, and guest appearances from premier lap steel player Kevin Brown and singer/double bassist Miranda Sykes. Camilla Larson came to our notice through her excellent version of Liz Simcock's By The Way. Hailing from Hell in Norway, she was raised on American country music and identifies Nanci Griffith as her greatest inspiration. All of which makes her a TwickFolk natural, and we're delighted to finally have her play for us.

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George Borowski

on Sun, 8 May 2016 at Doncaster Brewery & Tap - Upper Room 4:30pm

George Borowski is an amazingly talented musician and singer. Born in Wales he now lives in Manchester. George has had 4 album releases in his own right and sings some very moving songs with stories to tell and lessons to learn. An event not to be missed!

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Flossie Malavialle

on Sun, 8 May 2016 at Holmfirth Masonic Hall 2:00pm

Flossie Malavialle is a French singer who started getting involved in the British folk scene in 2000-2001 while she was on a teacher exchange in the North East of England. She is now settled in the Darlington area and works almost constantly as she is in great demand up and down the country. A beautiful voice and terrific personality with great humour delivered in a delightful French Geordie accent. A welcome return to Holmfirth for Flossie.

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Flossie Malavialle

on Sun, 8 May 2016 at Holmfirth Masonic Hall 2:00pm

Flossie Malavialle is a French singer who started getting involved in the British folk scene in 2000-2001 while she was on a teacher exchange in the North East of England. She is now settled in the Darlington area and works almost constantly as she is in great demand up and down the country. A beautiful voice and terrific personality with great humour delivered in a delightful French Geordie accent. A welcome return to Holmfirth for Flossie.

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Paddy Nash & Diane Greer At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 8 May 2016 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Paddy and Diane are real cult figures around the Derry music scene. They write beautiful, moving songs with a country edge. Sometimes angry, sometimes sad, often very funny but always tuneful and entertaining with echo's of the like of Billy Bragg, John Prine and Bruce Springsteen. Often appearing with their band "The Happy Enchiladas" tonight is a very rare chance to see them as a duo on in this country. 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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Sing Out! A Day-long Workshop With Jess Arrowsmith

on Sun, 8 May 2016 at Dungworth Village Hall 9:45am

A full day of workshops covering vocal technique and harmony. Get to grips with breathing, projection, tuning and tone control, plus ways to sing in harmony with others and come up with your own harmony parts. Accessible to all, whether you think you can sing or not. Come and let your voice out! Led by Jess Arrowsmith, an experienced vocal teacher and passionate advocate of the personal, emotional and social value of singing with other people. Session 1: 10-11.30am Get singing A singing technique refresher covering all of the basics of vocal technique posture, breathing, projection, tuning and tone control. Plus a look at overcoming common barriers to singing such as confidence and remembering the words. Session 2: 11.45am 1.15pm Get harmonising A practical look at improvised and constructed vocal harmonies, learning some theory and tips and having a go at finding your own harmonies 'on the hoof' as it were. Break for lunch Session 3: 2.30 4pm Big Sing Learning some songs in several parts and working on making them sound good all together. Session 4: 4 - 5pm - Masterclass A chance for personal feedback in a masterclass setting. We'd need a few volunteers who would be prepared to sing in front of the group and receive feedback and suggestions, with exercises that the whole group could then join in with to tackle specific issues. Evening: Informal session in The Royal A chance to put what you've been learning into action!

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Sing Out! A Day-long Workshop With Jess Arrowsmith

on Sun, 8 May 2016 at Dungworth Village Hall 9:45am

A full day of workshops covering vocal technique and harmony. Get to grips with breathing, projection, tuning and tone control, plus ways to sing in harmony with others and come up with your own harmony parts. Accessible to all, whether you think you can sing or not. Come and let your voice out! Led by Jess Arrowsmith, an experienced vocal teacher and passionate advocate of the personal, emotional and social value of singing with other people. Session 1: 10-11.30am Get singing A singing technique refresher covering all of the basics of vocal technique posture, breathing, projection, tuning and tone control. Plus a look at overcoming common barriers to singing such as confidence and remembering the words. Session 2: 11.45am 1.15pm Get harmonising A practical look at improvised and constructed vocal harmonies, learning some theory and tips and having a go at finding your own harmonies 'on the hoof' as it were. Break for lunch Session 3: 2.30 4pm Big Sing Learning some songs in several parts and working on making them sound good all together. Session 4: 4 - 5pm - Masterclass A chance for personal feedback in a masterclass setting. We'd need a few volunteers who would be prepared to sing in front of the group and receive feedback and suggestions, with exercises that the whole group could then join in with to tackle specific issues. Evening: Informal session in The Royal A chance to put what you've been learning into action!

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Kirsty Bromley & Simon Dumpleton

on Sun, 8 May 2016 at Sidmouth St Theresa's Hall 7:30pm

Sidmouth Acoustic Sessions

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Janet Russell

on Sun, 8 May 2016 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

Love songs, fighting talk and Scots Trad-arr. "Janet Russell matters" says Clive Pownceby

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Mandolin Orange

on Sun, 8 May 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

"Mandolin Orange has been quietly gathering local and faraway fans since its debut album was released back in 2010. The North Carolina duo's music -- laced with bluegrass, country and folk -- is often wistful and contemplative without being somber, and always firmly grounded in the South." "This Side of Jordan ought to earn top contention for Americana album of the year thus far, and given the way it tugs on the heartstrings, there's little reason to suspect that it won't have earned that title by December's end. An understated masterpiece, if ever there was one."

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Softlysoftly Presents Foxglove Trio + Forty Elephant Gang + Gus Macgregor

on Sun, 8 May 2016 at London Kiss The Sky 2:45pm

PLEASE NOTE, this event is ADULTS ONLY - no children allowed in the bar. Buy a ticket in advance if you want to guarantee a seat, Tickets available at the door too at £4, but no seat guaranteed. Deliciously chilled unplugged acoustic music to charm you on a Crouch End Sunday afternoon. FOXGLOVE TRIO Wonderful traditional folk and original material from this fantastic multi-instrumental three-piece, singing in English and Welsh. http://www.thefoxglovetrio.co.uk/ FORTY ELEPHANT GANG We LOVE this band. They will definitely get your toes tapping with their poppy infectious songs. http://www.fortyelephantgang.com/ GUS MACGREGOR Fantastic songwriting, clever lyrics and great singing all with a touch of alt-country a touch of folkiness and a hint of blues. http://www.gusmacgregor.com/ As usual doors open at 2.45, with music starting at 3pm and continuing until 5pm Oh yes, and there'll be marshmallows too! (After 5pm the bar opens its doors to non-paying general public, so you can stay on and enjoy the evening ambience) The venue is easy to get to - Tube to Finsbury Park or Overground to Crouch End Hill, then a couple of minutes on the W7 bus to Crouch End Clocktower, from which the venue is just two minutes' stroll.

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Emilia Martensson Trio

on Sun, 8 May 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Emilia Martensson - Vocals Fulvio Sigurta-trumpet and electronics Luca Boscagin-guitar Own arrangements of carefully hand picked songs ranging from Paul Simon covers to Swedish folk songs and originals.

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Clive Gregson

on Mon, 9 May 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Born in Manchester, now based in Texas, 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 according to Guitar Player, he is one of the 1000 great guitarists. One of the most respected songwriters of his time, his songs recorded by a host of contemporaries. Formed the groundbreaking partnership with Christine Collister and toured with Richard Thompson, Eddi Reader, Boo Hewerdine, Nanci Griffith and Dennis Locorriere. Clive is celebrating his new release This Is Now. a powerful and vital force in contemporary music.(fROOTS)

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Dan Mckinnon

on Mon, 9 May 2016 at Chesham Folk Club 8:15pm

Dan is a welcome return visitor from Nova Scotia, Canada. He has a full and rich baritone voice, great talent as a guitarist and a collection of traditional, contemporary and self penned songs that are simply superb. He is an outstanding performer whose songs take you on an emotional journey and stretch your imagination. His songs have lots of wonderful choruses and he loves all to join in. Be assured that this will be an outstanding evening.

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The Fair Rain Behind The Glass Tour

on Mon, 9 May 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:00pm

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Nibs Van Der Spuy

on Mon, 9 May 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nibs is one of the most extraordinary and exciting, world acoustic guitarists and exports to come out of South Africa. Raised in the fertile province of Kwazulu Natal, Nibs immersed himself in his natural environment to formulate a truly consummate and original sound. Growing up with the Beatles and learning first hand from traditional Zulu Maskandi guitarists, he quickly soaked up a rich tapestry of his close surroundings and beyond. After playing the local folk scene around South Africa for years and gathering up a loyal following, his big stage break came after supporting Crosby, Stills and Nash on their 1996 South African tour. After that he was signed to the SHEER (South African World Music label) where he has released over 10 albums. His third solo release, BEAUTIFUL FEET received highly acclaimed accolades around the world where it was album of the month in four German publications and RADIO FRANCE FIP pick of the week. Nibs continues to spread his musical beauty around the world where he has shared stages with the likes of Ben Harper, Bonnie Rait, Taj Mahal, Gito Baloi, Kelly Joe Phelps, Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin and Shawn Phillips and recording the critically acclaimed, 'In the shade of the wild fig', with long-time friend and collaborator, Guy Buttery. Nibs is touring in support of his first studio album in 5 years, entitled 'Natalia'. Produced by world renown, Mark Tucker (Jethro Tull, Portishead, PJ Harvey) in Devon, England, it might be arguably Nibs' greatest artistic achievement to date. "Excellent! A voice full of wonder and humility of the songs it sings. (ROLLING STONE) **** "A discovery! Classical touches, Zulu melodies and his thrilling airy voice" (LE MONDE, FRANCE) "Beautifully weighted and filigreed acoustic playing" (UNCUT) "The most sensitive and breathy songs on the continent with classy, gently sturdy guitar work" (GUARDIAN UK) "Nibs is a foremost proponent of the fine weave of cultural sounds that are this country" (SUNDAY TIMES, 5 STARS) Nibs is a truly original and consummate talent and one of the best representations of truly original South African music. The mark of any half decent guitarist is the ability to become one with the instrument. Nibs is that kind of guitar player where he becomes the guitar.-Music Review SA Nibs is probably one of South Africa's most underrated musicians of extraordinarily talented . AVSA (South Africa's leading audio visual magazine)

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Crh Music Presents Mandolin Orange

on Mon, 9 May 2016 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

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Elliott Morris

on Mon, 9 May 2016 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Elliott Morris

on Mon, 9 May 2016 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Time For T - Single Launch

on Mon, 9 May 2016 at Brighton Prince Albert 7:00pm

TIME FOR T will be playing their first show of the year to celebrate their latest single 'Rescue Plane'.

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Steve Knightley: What Do You Know, What Do You Love, What Do You See?

on Mon, 9 May 2016 at Exeter Cygnet Theatre 7:00pm

A talk by one of the West Country's leading songwriters. Steve will give an illustrated talk about his approach to songwriting using songs reflecting a sense of place in Devon. Steve is the songwriting force behind Show of Hands, described by no less than Peter Gabriel as 'one of the great English bands'. He has just completed a 150-date project, 'Grown your own gig', has taken hard-hitting songs from Cornwall to The Borders and back again. Steve says, "As a West Country songwriter I have written so many songs of seafarers and wreckers, travellers and traders, pirates and smugglers." Knightley, who won the Best Original Song category at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for his biting, banker-baiting 'Arrogance, Ignorance and Greed', has a prolific back catalogue of inspired songs including the anthemic, award-nominated 'Country Life (about the demise of rural living) to 'Tall Ships' (set in a West Country fishing village) and 'Roots'. Now he's taking a night off from the busy touring schedule to drop in on a favourite local venue, unpack the songwriting process a little, and talk us through the creation of a few of the Devon-inspired favourites.

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Steve Knightley: What Do You Know, What Do You Love, What Do You See?

on Mon, 9 May 2016 at Exeter Cygnet Theatre 7:00pm

A talk by one of the West Country's leading songwriters. Steve will give an illustrated talk about his approach to songwriting using songs reflecting a sense of place in Devon. Steve is the songwriting force behind Show of Hands, described by no less than Peter Gabriel as 'one of the great English bands'. He has just completed a 150-date project, 'Grown your own gig', has taken hard-hitting songs from Cornwall to The Borders and back again. Steve says, "As a West Country songwriter I have written so many songs of seafarers and wreckers, travellers and traders, pirates and smugglers." Knightley, who won the Best Original Song category at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for his biting, banker-baiting 'Arrogance, Ignorance and Greed', has a prolific back catalogue of inspired songs including the anthemic, award-nominated 'Country Life (about the demise of rural living) to 'Tall Ships' (set in a West Country fishing village) and 'Roots'. Now he's taking a night off from the busy touring schedule to drop in on a favourite local venue, unpack the songwriting process a little, and talk us through the creation of a few of the Devon-inspired favourites.

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Cedar Hill

on Mon, 9 May 2016 at London The Harrison Bar 8:00pm

Formed by its patriarch and mandolin player Frank Ray some 40 years ago, Cedar Hill is a traditional Bluegrass band made up of five accomplished musicians and singers who have stayed true to their Ozark roots. In 2008, Frank was honored by being inducted in to America's Old Time Country Music Hall Of Fame in Anita, Iowa. With Jim Bunch on banjo and vocals, Pete Brown on fiddle and vocals, Patti LaFleur on bass and vocals and Dan Stokely on guitar and lead vocals, you will be hard pressed to find a better traditional bluegrass band anywhere. Now settled into their own in the mainstream of the National bluegrass scene, Cedar Hill has been pleasing audiences everywhere with their original, emotional, exciting brand of traditional Bluegrass! One listen to Cedar Hill and there can be no doubt that traditional Bluegrass music not only exists, but thrives in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri and Arkansas! Honest, emotive original songs, soulful, heartfelt vocals and great picking with drive is what Cedar Hill is all about!

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Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin

on Tue, 10 May 2016 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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Malcolm Holcombe

on Tue, 10 May 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In the end, who can explain the secret of endurance? Why does one marriage last and another does not? Why does one song or album catch our ear while others, arguably as good, slip past us? What convinces an artist or musician to continue pursuing the craft in a time of audiences with short attention spans and diminishing financial returns? On the eve of releasing Another Black Hole, his fourteenth album (including a duet album cut with North Carolina music legend Sam Milner back in the 80s), Malcolm Holcombe is in no mood to ponder such things. They're free to like it or change the CD or completely ignore it, he says over the telephone from New Haven, CT. It all depends on how bad their conscience is. Those who have paid attention to Holcombe's music will find more of what they expect here: Holcombe's rasping vocals and bright, percussive guitar accentuating his insightful lyrics. A few of Holcombe's longtime musical compatriots show up to help him out, most notably Jared Tyler, who plays guitar, banjo, mandolin, dobro and offers background harmonies and rock solid rhythm section David Roe on bass and Ken Coomer on drums. Swamp pop legend Tony Joe White plays electric guitar on a number of cuts, including the hard rocking Papermill Man, and the visionary percussionist Futureman, also known as Roy Wooten, inventor of the drumitar, lends percussion on several cuts. Drea Merritt drops by to sing harmonies as well. Last year, Holcombe released The RCA Sessions, a retrospective of his two decades of recordings. For most of this time, Malcolm has handled his own career from his hometown of Swannanoa, NC, a few miles down the road from Weaverville, where he was born in 1955. Another Black Hole does not indicate a change of direction for Holcombe, only a widening and deepening of the groove he has worked for most of his years playing and singing. Lyrically, the songs mingle Holcombe's off the cuff wisdom and sharp-eyed commentary on the human condition. Without staking a political or spiritual position, Holcombe's songs make it clear that he sees his place with those who suffer at the end of the suits and ties in the cubicles, as he sings in To Get By. But because he sees things in human terms and in the terms of survival, Holcombe heads down to Rice's Grocery down on Main Street/ We got credit there. Ray Kennedy, who has produced several of Malcolm's albums, including Another Black Hole, says, Malcolm Holcombe is fiercely striking every time you encounter him on or off stage. You just get sucked into his extraordinary world of the twisting of words and wisdom that come from a bottomless well. The melodies and fierce rhythms wrap his narrative into an event where you find yourself at his unique musical carnival. Then suddenly he slays you with a sweet love ballad or a sarcastic social commentary. In Leavin' Anna, Holcombe croons A working man's a working man/ Makes the flowers grow. The laborers, the displaced, the papermill worker, the man who spends nickels and dimes like hundred dollar bills, these are Malcolm Holcombe's people and the ones who live in his songs. But he is far less interested in talking about his own songs than in talking about other musicians whose names come up in the course of a conversation. When country singing legend Don Williams is mentioned, Malcolm says, I used to listen to that Portrait album all the time, and asks if Williams played a couple of his more popular songs in a recent concert. He also speaks fondly of Les Paul and, later, of Keith Richards: He's rock and roll all day long, ain't he? Recently Warren Haynes, another musician native to western North Carolina, has mentioned Malcolm's name in interviews. Typically, Holcombe was unaware of this, but filled with praise for Haynes. He's a real gentleman. I'm glad to call him a friend, he says. He taught me how to bend a string on a guitar. Chances are that Another Black Hole will not be mentioned at Grammy time, but it is a strong addition to an ever-strengthening catalogue of music made by a humble craftsman in western North Carolina. It is Malcolm's perception of the world that make his songs hit you like a gunpowder blast. His gruff and tough delivery is a primordial power full of grit, spit and anthropomorphic expression, says Ray Kennedy. Trends come and go. What is real is the ground beneath our feet, the sky above us, the struggle to earn a living. These are Malcolm Holcombe's timeless subjects and the spin he puts on them makes our journey here more bearable. www.malcolmholcombe.com

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Shook Twins

on Tue, 10 May 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Born and raised in Idaho, Shook Twins are an Indie folk-pop band now hailing from Portland, Oregon. Identical twins Katelyn and Laurie Shook, Joshua Simon and Niko Daoussis form the quartet. Central elements of the sound are a wide range of instrumentation including banjo, guitar, bass, mandolin, electronic drums, face drum (beatbox), glockenspiel, ukulele and their signature golden EGG. Beautiful twin harmonies, layered upon acoustic and electric instrumentation coupled with Laurie's inventive use of percussive and ambient vocal loops, and Katelyn's repurposed telephone microphone, set their sound apart, creating a unique and eccentric blend of folk, roots, groove and soul. I love the harmonies of the Shook Twins, the dreamlike songs that seem somehow permeated by the American Folk tradition, without actually being part of it. They make music that twines through your soul the way vines cover an abandoned shack in the woods. (New York Times)

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The Wangford Bass Combo

on Tue, 10 May 2016 at London The King's Head - Crouch End 8:00pm

What better way of navigating the dark underbelly of Country than with the thump and thud of twin bass guitars drilling their way through sad songs of lost love, breakups and betrayal, the malignant glue of relationships and the sticky end of the divorce court. Singing songs from the Dark Side of life is so much better down in the shadowy sonic world below 150 Hertz. Hank Wangford, the grizzled Godfather of British alt. Country, is joined by two bass players: Kevin KillaHertz Foster, the Jaco Pastorius of Country music and ex-Doll by Doll is the bass player of the Lost Cowboys. Spanner Subwoofa Robinson the new Chanteuse with the Cowboys and ex-bassiste of The Hallelujah Trails brings her heaven sent harmonies to Hank's songs. Together the three explore Country from the bottom up, back to bass basics. The bass line in any song is mostly felt then forgotten and the Bass Combo seeks to home in on this unsung carrier of sad songs. The Bass Combo is joined by special guest Brad Bassbin Breath aka Andy Roberts from the Wangford 4. When misery's that deep, for a Boombastic Country experience it must be the Wangford Bass Combo. Important Notes: Bills may alter at late notice check on www.downstairsatthekingshead.com for any last-minute changes. There is no reserved seating Downstairs. We can seat 90 and have 10 standing spaces. Your ticket guarantees entry, but if you want a good seat, please be with us by the advertised door opening time. Please bring evidence of booking (i.e; a print-out your confirmation email) If you have purchased a concessionary ticket, evidence of entitlement will be required.(Student, OAP, on Benefits etc) You can book tickets up to 6pm on the day of the show. After then, any remaining tickets will be sold on a first-come first-served basis on the door at the advertised doors open time. Also please note that, as an intimate venue, we discourage large group bookings, so tickets are limited on this show to a MAXIMUM of 8 per person. We want everyone to enjoy the show. Please don't talk during the performance and ensure your mobile phone is turned off. You will be required to leave without refund if your behaviour is disruptive. No recording in any medium is allowed without prior permission. Intoxicated persons will not be admitted. The use of E cigarettes is prohibited Note we do not allow food downstairs. If you are planning on eating upstairs before the show, please allow plenty of time to finish before coming downstairs.

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Malcolm Holcombe

on Tue, 10 May 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In the end, who can explain the secret of endurance? Why does one marriage last and another does not? Why does one song or album catch our ear while others, arguably as good, slip past us? What convinces an artist or musician to continue pursuing the craft in a time of audiences with short attention spans and diminishing financial returns? On the eve of releasing Another Black Hole, his fourteenth album (including a duet album cut with North Carolina music legend Sam Milner back in the 80s), Malcolm Holcombe is in no mood to ponder such things. They're free to like it or change the CD or completely ignore it, he says over the telephone from New Haven, CT. It all depends on how bad their conscience is. Those who have paid attention to Holcombe's music will find more of what they expect here: Holcombe's rasping vocals and bright, percussive guitar accentuating his insightful lyrics. A few of Holcombe's longtime musical compatriots show up to help him out, most notably Jared Tyler, who plays guitar, banjo, mandolin, dobro and offers background harmonies and rock solid rhythm section David Roe on bass and Ken Coomer on drums. Swamp pop legend Tony Joe White plays electric guitar on a number of cuts, including the hard rocking Papermill Man, and the visionary percussionist Futureman, also known as Roy Wooten, inventor of the drumitar, lends percussion on several cuts. Drea Merritt drops by to sing harmonies as well. Last year, Holcombe released The RCA Sessions, a retrospective of his two decades of recordings. For most of this time, Malcolm has handled his own career from his hometown of Swannanoa, NC, a few miles down the road from Weaverville, where he was born in 1955. Another Black Hole does not indicate a change of direction for Holcombe, only a widening and deepening of the groove he has worked for most of his years playing and singing. Lyrically, the songs mingle Holcombe's off the cuff wisdom and sharp-eyed commentary on the human condition. Without staking a political or spiritual position, Holcombe's songs make it clear that he sees his place with those who suffer at the end of the suits and ties in the cubicles, as he sings in To Get By. But because he sees things in human terms and in the terms of survival, Holcombe heads down to Rice's Grocery down on Main Street/ We got credit there. Ray Kennedy, who has produced several of Malcolm's albums, including Another Black Hole, says, Malcolm Holcombe is fiercely striking every time you encounter him on or off stage. You just get sucked into his extraordinary world of the twisting of words and wisdom that come from a bottomless well. The melodies and fierce rhythms wrap his narrative into an event where you find yourself at his unique musical carnival. Then suddenly he slays you with a sweet love ballad or a sarcastic social commentary. In Leavin' Anna, Holcombe croons A working man's a working man/ Makes the flowers grow. The laborers, the displaced, the papermill worker, the man who spends nickels and dimes like hundred dollar bills, these are Malcolm Holcombe's people and the ones who live in his songs. But he is far less interested in talking about his own songs than in talking about other musicians whose names come up in the course of a conversation. When country singing legend Don Williams is mentioned, Malcolm says, I used to listen to that Portrait album all the time, and asks if Williams played a couple of his more popular songs in a recent concert. He also speaks fondly of Les Paul and, later, of Keith Richards: He's rock and roll all day long, ain't he? Recently Warren Haynes, another musician native to western North Carolina, has mentioned Malcolm's name in interviews. Typically, Holcombe was unaware of this, but filled with praise for Haynes. He's a real gentleman. I'm glad to call him a friend, he says. He taught me how to bend a string on a guitar. Chances are that Another Black Hole will not be mentioned at Grammy time, but it is a strong addition to an ever-strengthening catalogue of music made by a humble craftsman in western North Carolina. It is Malcolm's perception of the world that make his songs hit you like a gunpowder blast. His gruff and tough delivery is a primordial power full of grit, spit and anthropomorphic expression, says Ray Kennedy. Trends come and go. What is real is the ground beneath our feet, the sky above us, the struggle to earn a living. These are Malcolm Holcombe's timeless subjects and the spin he puts on them makes our journey here more bearable. www.malcolmholcombe.com

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Colum Sands

on Wed, 11 May 2016 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Adam Beattie Album Launch

on Wed, 11 May 2016 at London Hoxton Hall 7:30pm

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Adam Beattie Album Launch

on Wed, 11 May 2016 at London Hoxton Hall 7:30pm

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Long Lankin - Cd Launch

on Wed, 11 May 2016 at London Cecil Sharp House 7:00pm

Tonight is the London Launch of Long Lankin's Debut CD - and we are very proud to be hosting the concert at Cecil Sharp House, the centre of all things folk in London "Love love love your EP, In the Moss" Cerys Matthews, BBC6 Music "This is excellent Stuff" R2 (Rock 'n' Reel) Magazine "Wonderful vocals and intricate instrumentation... Long Lankin are definately ones to watch" Bright Young Folk Long Lankin are four female instrumentalists and singers, whose intricate and thoughtful arrangements of traditional songs and tunes from around the world are as skilfully executed as their original material. Singing in close harmony, Long Lankin hail from England, Shetland and Ireland.

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Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards

on Wed, 11 May 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Laura Cortese has built a distinguished career following a path that led her to be one of the most in-demand musical partners and collaborators on the circuit while continuing at the same time, to make her own music The Boston-based fiddler/vocalist and song-writer who digs deep and aims high, is one of the busiest on the circuit. But, it's been as Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards - her livewire quartet - that she has made the biggest impact, their elegant music, schooled in the lyrical rituals of folk and backed by grooves that alternately inspire Cajun two-stepping and rock 'n' roll swagger. Last time they toured here, Songlines magazine drooled: "This was a celebration of American string playing par excellence! Powerful, gutsy and set to make musical waves" fRoots magazine

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The John Mccusker Band

on Wed, 11 May 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Start time for this event is 7.30pm. Born in Bellshill, near Glasgow, John began playing whistle & fiddle as a child. He has won Radio 2 Musician of the Year in 2003 and The Spirit of Scotland Award for music in 1999 and 2009. While emerging via the folk scene, John has long been renowned for his skill at transcending musical boundaries. He has shared stages with Bonnie Raitt, Patti Smith, Steve Earle, Rosanne Cash, Paolo Nutini and Jools Holland, and featured on recordings by Mark Knopfler, Paul Weller, Ocean Colour Scene, Teenage Fanclub and Idlewild. 2016 will see John releasing a new solo record & embarking on a tour with his band which features some of the finest traditional musicians and singers in the UK: Andy Cutting, Adam Holmes, Innes White & Toby Shaer. He last appeared at the Universal Hall in 2015 with Mike McGoldrick and John Doyle.

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The John Mccusker Band

on Wed, 11 May 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Start time for this event is 7.30pm. Born in Bellshill, near Glasgow, John began playing whistle & fiddle as a child. He has won Radio 2 Musician of the Year in 2003 and The Spirit of Scotland Award for music in 1999 and 2009. While emerging via the folk scene, John has long been renowned for his skill at transcending musical boundaries. He has shared stages with Bonnie Raitt, Patti Smith, Steve Earle, Rosanne Cash, Paolo Nutini and Jools Holland, and featured on recordings by Mark Knopfler, Paul Weller, Ocean Colour Scene, Teenage Fanclub and Idlewild. 2016 will see John releasing a new solo record & embarking on a tour with his band which features some of the finest traditional musicians and singers in the UK: Andy Cutting, Adam Holmes, Innes White & Toby Shaer. He last appeared at the Universal Hall in 2015 with Mike McGoldrick and John Doyle.

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The John Mccusker Band

on Wed, 11 May 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Start time for this event is 7.30pm. Born in Bellshill, near Glasgow, John began playing whistle & fiddle as a child. He has won Radio 2 Musician of the Year in 2003 and The Spirit of Scotland Award for music in 1999 and 2009. While emerging via the folk scene, John has long been renowned for his skill at transcending musical boundaries. He has shared stages with Bonnie Raitt, Patti Smith, Steve Earle, Rosanne Cash, Paolo Nutini and Jools Holland, and featured on recordings by Mark Knopfler, Paul Weller, Ocean Colour Scene, Teenage Fanclub and Idlewild. 2016 will see John releasing a new solo record & embarking on a tour with his band which features some of the finest traditional musicians and singers in the UK: Andy Cutting, Adam Holmes, Innes White & Toby Shaer. He last appeared at the Universal Hall in 2015 with Mike McGoldrick and John Doyle.

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Tommy Lieberman

on Wed, 11 May 2016 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 9pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tommy Lieberman's songs have been sung by characters ranging from Garrison Keillor to Cookie Monster. He is an original member of the vocal jazz trio "Rio Nido," with Tim Sparks & Prudence Johnson, and has a longstanding collaboration with New Orleans-based trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis. His recent recording of original songs has been warmly received by listeners and broadcasters worldwide, with reviewers calling it, Gentle, romantic, playful & infectious, Bluesy, simmering, profoundly philosophical, and "A charming, eclectic album of original songs.

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Rant

on Thu, 12 May 2016 at London Kings Place 8:00pm

2016 sees the release of the much anticipated second album from RANT, firmly established in their relatively short time together as a huge musical force and a strong, raw, yet vibrant sound on the British folk scene. Nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014, RANT is the meeting of 4 of Scotland's finest fiddle players, two from the Shetland Islands and two from the Highlands. Bethany Reid, Jenna Reid, Sarah-Jane Summers and Lauren MacColl join forces to create a sound rich and vibrant, evocative of the exciting scene they create music in. Using just their fiddles, they weave a tapestry of melodies, textures, layers and sounds. Known for their work as soloists and with various bands, this is a celebration of the instrument they all have a passion for fiddles: one beautiful sound! Since the release of their debut album RANT in 2013 which won them critical acclaim in the form of a Herald Angel Award for outstanding performance across all the Edinburgh Festivals, the band have made major festival and concert appearances across the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia, and recorded strings for Julie Fowlis on her latest album Gach Sgeul. Their new release sees them continue this song strand, collaborating with Fowlis once more, and for the first time, Scots singer Ewan McLennan. 'An irresistible journey through reels, strathspeys and jigs.' Songlines| 'This is dignified, deep and profound music.' fRoots | 'Hypnotic' The Herald

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Don Gallardo With The Rosellys

on Thu, 12 May 2016 at East Grinstead The Dorset Arms 7:00pm

Don Gallardo will be with his regular touring buddy and all round multi-instrumnetalist Travis Stock. California-born and now holed up in Nashville, Gallardo is a masterful live entertainer whose songs run the gamut from americana, folk, and country. The Rosellys will provide backing and support to Don

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Dan Mckinnon

on Thu, 12 May 2016 at Uxbridge RNA 7:00pm

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Dan Mckinnon

on Thu, 12 May 2016 at Uxbridge RNA 7:00pm

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Reg Meuross @ The Hungry Horse Folk Club, Cheshire

on Thu, 12 May 2016 at Ellesmere Port The Whitby Club 7:15pm

One of the finest singer/songwriters on the folk and acoustic scene pays another visit to the The Whitby Club, having been a guest there at the Wirral Folk Festival in 2015. A brilliant evening of entertainment is assured.

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Duotone And Megan Henwood

on Thu, 12 May 2016 at Towcester Mill Brewery 7:00pm

Joint event both playing approx. 1-1-15 mins each

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The Travelling Band

on Thu, 12 May 2016 at Manchester The Deaf Institute 7:30pm

Manchester's finest alt. folk-rock superhumans The Travelling Band have won hearts and minds wherever they've found themselves, combining the strut of refried Southern country with the One Foot On The Monitor mayhem of the E-Street Band. With smatterings of McCartney (the beard years) and Crosby Stills & Nash million-part harmonies, TTB have become firm favourites for people with good ears and warm hearts. Forged initially from of a recording project with producer Eric Ambel (Steve Earle/Ryan Adams) in Brooklyn back in 2007, and having since worked with Iestyn Polson (David Gray/Patti Smith) on 2014's The Big Defreeze, TTB have spent the last year writing and recording at their recently established Pinhole Sound Studio in Manchester. With their fourth album due out later this year, The Travelling Band are straight out of the traps in 2016 with a European tour supporting (and also backing) American singer-songwriter Lissie. Support comes from A Dyjecinski. A Dyjecinski is an enigma wrapped up in a ball of gently mysterious wool. He is originally from Canada; The Valley of Yessiree is his first album as a solo artist: A self-recorded autobiographical concept record on failure in the pursuit of loneliness and the ghosts that occupy his mind.

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Pepe Belmonte

on Thu, 12 May 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- NEW ROOTS PRESENTS.... Pepe Belmonte + Jack Harris + David Roberts English-Italian and brought up in West Cork in Ireland, troubadour PEPE BELMONTE has many strings to his folk bow. Taking inspiration from the laid-back, intimate country blues style of Mississippi John Hurt and mixing it with sweet melodic influences from the likes of Paul Simon and John Martin, his songs have a classic, timeless feel. Backed by a splendid band of stand-up bass, drums and cello, his place as a highly respected artist on the London folk underground is brought to light by a beautiful set of Americana tinged roots songs. A firm favourite of the New Roots Sessions, JACK HARRIS was a South by Southwest showcasing artist at 17. He was the first international act to win the New Folk songwriting competition at The Kerrville Folk Festival, Texas- previous winners include Steve Earle, Lyle Lovett, Gillian Welch and Devon Sproule.. A virtuosic guitar player and wonderfully authentic folk singer and songwriter, he has shared the stage with everyone from Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick to Anais Mitchell and Jeffrey Foucault. DAVID ROBERTS' perfectly executed and highly composed songwriting style has echoes of everything from early Western art music to the psychedelic explorations of the late sixties folk revival, all flavoured with a distinctly English style.

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Grant Sharkey + Vienna Ditto + Beard Of Destiny

on Thu, 12 May 2016 at Oxford The Bullingdon 8:00pm

A couple of Q's and A's put to Grant Sharkey: YOU GIG A LOT, GRANT! Yes, I try and do as much as possible on stages for friends and strangers. I like the workings of a live audience. I like the individual fingerprint of a moment in a time with so many variables in the room. The audience are as much a part of the live gigs as the double bass...except the audience doesn't spent days in a Smart Car, eating rehydrated noodles travelling from town to town with me. DOES THE PROJECT STILL FEEL WORTHWHILE? I'm just about to embark on the longest tour I've managed to put together for this music - I've got big plans for 7/40: Hot Lumps and 8/40 next year. I have some of the best and uplifting conversations with the people at gigs that my music connects with and I've got a home, a family and a lot to look forward to. Damn right, it's worth it. :)

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'brothers In The Blues'at The Chichester Inn 13th May 2016

on Fri, 13 May 2016 at Chichester The Chichester Inn 8:30pm

Miller Anderson and Bob Brookes play The Chichester Inn with some very special Friends! Miller Anderson Vocals & Guitar Miller Anderson has been on the cutting-edge of rock for more than three decades. Although he's only released two solo albums -- Dream City in 1971 and Celtic Moon in 1988 -- the Scotland-born guitarist and vocalist has been involved with many influential musicians. Since cutting his musical teeth in bands with Ian Hunter (pre-Mott the Hoople) and Bill Bruford (pre-King Crimson and Yes), Anderson has been a member of such bands as the Keef Hartley Band, Savoy Brown, T. Rex, Mountain, the Spencer Davis Group, and in groups led by Deep Purple's Jon Lord and folk-rock balladeer Donovan. Anderson launched his career with the Royal Crests in 1964, continuing to play with the group as they evolved into Karl Stuart & the Profiles. Although he recorded one single with the Voice, "Train to Disaster" b/w "Truth," he left the band soon afterwards and was replaced by Mick Ronson. After meeting Ian Hunter during recording sessions at Regent Sound Studios, Anderson and Hunter formed a ban d, the Scenery, with drummer John Verson Smith. The group, which enlarged into a quartet with the addition of keyboardist Dante Smith, released an EP in Japan. In 1967, the group became the backup band for pianist/vocalist Freddie "Fingers" Lee as the Freddie "Fingers" Lee Band. While Anderson temporarily left the group to join the Paper Blitz Tissue, where he met Bill Bruford who replaced drummer Dave Dufort, he rejoined Hunter and Lee in March 1968 to form the oddly named group At Last the 1958 Rock 'n' Roll Show. After recording one single, "I Can't Drive" b/w "Workin' on the Railroad," the band changed their name to Charlie Woolfe. Upon leaving this group, Anderson and Hunter temporarily resurrected the Scenery. In late 1968, Anderson joined the Keef Hartley Band........ .more on this go to http://www.allmusic.com/artist/miller-anderson-mn0000488955 Bob Brookes Vocals & Harmonica Long time frontman for the Desperate Dan Band. has shared the stage with many faces ( Jools Holland, Sherman Robertson, Buddy Whittington & many more) Long time friend of Miller! Very special guests! Jeremy Sherman Trevor Grant Jim Barr Marianne Hiller Brook An event not to be missed! £7.00 advance £8.00 door

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Blowzabella

on Fri, 13 May 2016 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 8:00pm

Show starts 8.30pm

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Ben Poole

on Fri, 13 May 2016 at Southampton The Talking Heads 7:30pm

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Coco And The Butterfields

on Fri, 13 May 2016 at Presteigne Assembly Rooms 8:00pm

Energetic and colourful, charismatic and foot stomping dance band from Canterbury.

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Ken Nicol

on Fri, 13 May 2016 at Upper BasildonSt Stephens Church 7:00pm

Ken Nicol is a guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer from Preston, in England. His music covers the spectrum from blues to rock, and effortlessly takes in folk, jazz, ragtime, ballads and more along the way. Ken was a member of the legendary Albion Band from 1997 until September 2001 when he left in order to spend more time on other projects. In December 2002, he successfully joined forces with Steeleye Span, working with the band for eight years, most recently on their 2009 40th Anniversary Tour, visiting the USA and Australia. During his time with Steeleye he recorded four albums with the band: 'They Called Her Babylon', 'Winter', 'Bloody Men' and 'Cogs, Wheels and Lovers'. Ken left the band in 2010. When he's not touring or writing, he can be found producing projects of his own and other artists at his MVS Studios in Preston. Join Ken in Upper Basildon for and evening of varied music masterfully delivered.

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Ewan Mclennan

on Fri, 13 May 2016 at London The King's Head - Crouch End 8:30pm

He's the new kid in town but already everyone is reaching for the superlatives. It is only six years since he arrived on the acoustic circuit yet Ewan McLennan comes to the Kalamazoo for the first time laden with awards and critical acclaim. "One of the most exciting singers to come out of Scotland for many years," says Mike Harding of the 29-year-old songwriter and guitarist who was born in London but raised in Edinburgh. "He's terrific." Ewan's first album, Rags and Robes,won him the BBC Folk Awards Horizon prize. The second, The Last Bird To Sing, landed him the Alistair Hulett award for political songwriting (biting social comment is Ewan's stock in trade). His latest recorded work, Stories Still Untold, is his best yet, according to Martin Simpson and "beautifully conceived and executed." Just to confirm his status as a forerunner of the new generation of folk heroes he received the accolade of an invite to the BBC Transatlantic Sessions where he performed with the all-star house band, including Jerry Douglas, Tim O'Brien and Aly Bain. As Maverick magazine put it, Ewan McLennan is quite possibly destined to become the UK's finest folk singer.

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Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin

on Fri, 13 May 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------- 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. Over the past year they have also visited Japan, South Africa, the USA and across Europe and have upcoming tours to Canada, Australia and India already lined up for 2016. In October 2015 Phillip & Hannah release their brilliant new CD 'Watershed', described by Hannah as A time of decision, a moment of change, a turning point. Each of the songs was written with a specific person in mind; I hope they know who they are, and that this is for them, with our love, grief and joy. Except the track Watershed, which was written for everyone. It is an exceptional record that marks a huge step forward both in terms of musicality and in the breadth and depth of the material. Hailing from Lancashire, Phillip Henry is one of the UK's top slide guitarists and harmonica players. Over the past decade he has immersed himself in the music of the Deep South of America, traditional music of the British Isles, and Indian classical music. Specializing in lap slide techniques, his masterful Dobro playing draws together these diverse influences to create a truly unique voice that has been described as "Stunningly good" (Dick Gaughan), and "utterly captivating" (Steve Knightley). His innovative harmonica style combines country blues and folk styles with beat-boxing to create a jaw dropping and much coveted 21st century harmonica sound heavily steeped in tradition. Hannah Martin is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Devon. Her songs weave folklore and legend old and new with beautiful melodies, creating haunting compositions delivered with "a bold and beautiful singing style all her own" (BBC Radio Two). Writing mainly on fiddle, viola, and banjo, and drawing on the traditions of the British Isles, she has been commended by Mike Harding for her "really fantastic singing" (4/5/11). 2012 saw Hannah selected to be part of the National Theatre's War Horse School, working with John Tams, Nancy Kerr, John Kirkpatrick and Chris Parkinson. She was also involved in The Nursery Rhyme Project for the Bristol OId Vic, co-writing and performing in a show exploring one of our oldest oral traditions. In 2009, Phillip, one of the UK's finest slide guitarists and harmonica players, moved into a tent in south Devon. He had just returned from studying Indian classical guitar in Calcutta with world expert Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya. He had his tent, his car, and a five year plan to earn a living through his music. Playing in alt-folk outfit The Roots Union, he met Devonian fiddle-singer Hannah Martin, and the pair instantly recognised a very powerful musical connection. When the band ended, they continued as a duo, playing all over the country, from Glastonbury festival to busking sessions on the seafront at Sidmouth Folk Week. It was during one of these busking stints that they were spotted in an encounter with Steve Knightley (Show Of Hands) that now goes down in folk legend. Recognising the potential of Henry and Martin's partnership, Knightley invited them to accompany Show Of Hands on a nationwide tour, culminating with a show at the Royal Albert Hall at Easter 2012. The pair's first album, Singing The Bones, was released in 2011 to warm praise, "I was completely knocked out by this duo...just a terrific album...absolutely great, wonderful" (BBC Radio Two). Constant touring followed, including an Arts Council funded tour of south west arts centres in autumn 2012. The duo went on to win "Best Folk Act" at the 2012 South West Music Awards, and began 2013 by being voted "Best Duo" by the public at the Spiral Awards. Their second studio album, Mynd, was released to great acclaim in September 2013, appearing in end of year best-ofs for The Guardian, The Telegraph, fRoots Critics Poll, Mark Radcliffe's Radio Two Top Ten, and Songlines. They were voted Best Duo at the Radio Two Folk Awards almost exactly five years since Phillip sat in his tent and made his five year plan! The last 18 months have been their busiest to date. They recorded a concert, Live In Calstock, to make a record of their sound during these initial years; the resulting album once again went down a storm with the critics, utterly inspired and magnificent (Spiral Earth). They toured with (previous Mercury nominee) Seth Lakeman. They attended Folk Alliance in Kansas City, and bookings for Canada and Australia in 2016 swiftly followed. As well as around 130 UK dates, they have also played in South Africa, France, Norway, Japan, The Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium during this period. Watershed, Henry and Martin's keenly anticipated third studio album, is their most emotionally charged, personal and pertinent work to date. A collection of 12 inspired original songs and tunes, recorded live with the Watershed band in Devon's Blackdown Hills, it centres around the idea of turning points. Moving away from the historical figures and events that peopled their highly acclaimed previous album Mynd they explore the idea of a modern folk tale - drawing on personal experience to create edgier, grittier material whilst retaining an 'everyman' empathy. Kith and kin inspire many of the tracks, from foundlings to mill workers, all bonded by a theme of split second decisions and forked paths that shape sliding door destinies. The alchemy of Martin's ever evocative songwriting, fiddle and banjo playing and the much extolled skills of Henry on dobro, harmonica and lap steel fuse into a wholly distinctive world sound - songs of lament, tunes of hope, and totally unpredictable twist and turn music, burgeoning with deft double bass from Matt Downer (Jamie Smith's Mabon) and the textured percussion of James Taylor. A mesmerising release to further endorse the reputation of a duo who have deservedly gained a rapid and sure foothold in the higher echelons of the roots genre. What the critics say "On hearing the first notes of the first track I knew that I was listening to a modern classic. One of the most exciting albums I've heard in years" - Mike Harding "Subtle, atmospheric, bravely original. A combination of virtuosity, intensity and charisma Robin Denselow, The Guardian "An imaginative and innovative album - songs that linger in the memory held together by the fine musicianship of Henry and Martin. Strong and original - an unusual treat" - Martin Chilton, Daily Telegraph "A thoughtful and moving album with great arrangements" - Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 "Eloquent performers - a musical success story" - Fiona Talkington, BBC Radio 3 "It is hard to imagine a more ambitious yet fully realised album being released this year. A remarkable achievement Spiral Earth "Keen, curious and concerned intellects are at work here. Anyone who thinks English folk isn't world music should listen Judith May, Songlines

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From Bard To Verse

on Fri, 13 May 2016 at Worcester Arts Workshop 7:30am

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Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker

on Fri, 13 May 2016 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

About To win the Best Duo category at the 2015 BBC Folk Awards is quite an achievement at any stage of an artists' career. But just two years prior to this accolade Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker were virtually unknown on the folk scene (or any other, for that matter). So their success is quite remarkable. Josienne and Ben had been performing to one woman and a disinterested dog at London acoustic nights since 2009. Following the release of their first two albums One Light Is Gone and The Seas Are Deep, interest began to grow in discerning pockets of the blogging community. But it was musician and producer Jim Moray who persuaded them of a far bigger audience who'd appreciate their classically instilled traditional songs and self-penned lovelorn ballads. Although Josienne was initially sceptical that the folk and roots scene would welcome outsiders, the reviews, end-of-year polls and nominations that greeted their 2013 album Fire & Fortune would prove her gratifyingly wrong. But it's their latest album that has drawn the most attention and plaudits earning five star reviews across the board. Entirely self-financed, self-produced, self-arranged and released on the Folk Room label they co-run, 2015's Nothing Can Bring Back The Hour was a hugely ambitious, uncompromised realisation of everything Josienne and Ben had planned when they met six years ago. Paul Handyside.... BIOGRAPHY Hurrah_promo1_1984 Paul Handyside was singer and songwriter with eighties indie darlings Hurrah! who had album releases on Kitchenware and Arista Records between 1982 and 1991. They played in Europe, USA and in 1988, with the backing of the British Council, toured the Middle East including Egypt, Jordan and Iraq. The Hurrah! back catalogue has recently been re-released on Cherry Red Records. During the nineties Handyside toured and recorded with friend and Kitchenware label mate Martin Stephenson. - In 2001 Handyside formed alt country group Bronze releasing two albums The Statue in the Stone and A Common Prayer. He then went solo with the release of Future's dream in 2007, which received great reviews. Paul Handyside 1987 His second solo album Wayward Son was released in 2013, again to great reviews. The new album Tide, Timber and Grain is due for release on 1st April 2016. The recording line up is: Paul on vocals, guitar and and harmonium; producer Rob Tickell on weissenborn slide guitar, bass and guitar; Dave Porthouse on melodeon and double bass.

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Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker

on Fri, 13 May 2016 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

About To win the Best Duo category at the 2015 BBC Folk Awards is quite an achievement at any stage of an artists' career. But just two years prior to this accolade Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker were virtually unknown on the folk scene (or any other, for that matter). So their success is quite remarkable. Josienne and Ben had been performing to one woman and a disinterested dog at London acoustic nights since 2009. Following the release of their first two albums One Light Is Gone and The Seas Are Deep, interest began to grow in discerning pockets of the blogging community. But it was musician and producer Jim Moray who persuaded them of a far bigger audience who'd appreciate their classically instilled traditional songs and self-penned lovelorn ballads. Although Josienne was initially sceptical that the folk and roots scene would welcome outsiders, the reviews, end-of-year polls and nominations that greeted their 2013 album Fire & Fortune would prove her gratifyingly wrong. But it's their latest album that has drawn the most attention and plaudits earning five star reviews across the board. Entirely self-financed, self-produced, self-arranged and released on the Folk Room label they co-run, 2015's Nothing Can Bring Back The Hour was a hugely ambitious, uncompromised realisation of everything Josienne and Ben had planned when they met six years ago. Paul Handyside.... BIOGRAPHY Hurrah_promo1_1984 Paul Handyside was singer and songwriter with eighties indie darlings Hurrah! who had album releases on Kitchenware and Arista Records between 1982 and 1991. They played in Europe, USA and in 1988, with the backing of the British Council, toured the Middle East including Egypt, Jordan and Iraq. The Hurrah! back catalogue has recently been re-released on Cherry Red Records. During the nineties Handyside toured and recorded with friend and Kitchenware label mate Martin Stephenson. - In 2001 Handyside formed alt country group Bronze releasing two albums The Statue in the Stone and A Common Prayer. He then went solo with the release of Future's dream in 2007, which received great reviews. Paul Handyside 1987 His second solo album Wayward Son was released in 2013, again to great reviews. The new album Tide, Timber and Grain is due for release on 1st April 2016. The recording line up is: Paul on vocals, guitar and and harmonium; producer Rob Tickell on weissenborn slide guitar, bass and guitar; Dave Porthouse on melodeon and double bass.

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Gill Sandell

on Fri, 13 May 2016 at Kenilworth The Tree House Bookshop 7:45pm

Gill Sandell is playing at the bookshop along with two fellow musicians - will be a great night! Gill is perhaps best known as a member of Emily Barker and the Red Clay Halo, but is also well known and highly renowned for her solo work and other collaborations. Tickets are £10. Bring a bottle if you like, we have glasses and corkscrew - tea/coffee available. Tea/coffee/corkage £1. 8pm start, doors open 7.45pm.

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'brothers In The Blues' At The Chichester Inn

on Fri, 13 May 2016 at Chichester The Chichester Inn 8:30pm

Miller Anderson & Bob Brookes collaborate on this gig in place of the postponed gig of 18 Dec 2015. Sorry peeps we were poorly chaps! MILLER ANDERSON Miller Anderson has been on the cutting-edge of rock for more than three decades. Although he's only released two solo albums -- Dream City in 1971 and Celtic Moon in 1988 -- the Scotland-born guitarist and vocalist has been involved with many influential musicians. Since cutting his musical teeth in bands with Ian Hunter (pre-Mott the Hoople) and Bill Bruford (pre-King Crimson and Yes), Anderson has been a member of such bands as the Keef Hartley Band, Savoy Brown, T. Rex, Mountain, the Spencer Davis Group, and in groups led by Deep Purple's Jon Lord and folk-rock balladeer Donovan. Anderson launched his career with the Royal Crests in 1964, continuing to play with the group as they evolved into Karl Stuart & the Profiles. Although he recorded one single with the Voice, "Train to Disaster" b/w "Truth," he left the band soon afterwards and was replaced by Mick Ronson. After meeting Ian Hunter during recording sessions at Regent Sound Studios, Anderson and Hunter formed a band, the Scenery, with drummer John Verson Smith. The group, which enlarged into a quartet with the addition of keyboardist Dante Smith, released an EP in Japan. In 1967, the group became the backup band for pianist/vocalist Freddie "Fingers" Lee as the Freddie "Fingers" Lee Band. While Anderson temporarily left the group to join the Paper Blitz Tissue, where he met Bill Bruford who replaced drummer Dave Dufort, he rejoined Hunter and Lee in March 1968 to form the oddly named group At Last the 1958 Rock 'n' Roll Show. After recording one single, "I Can't Drive" b/w "Workin' on the Railroad," the band changed their name to Charlie Woolfe. Upon leaving this group, Anderson and Hunter temporarily resurrected the Scenery. In late 1968, Anderson joined the Keef Hartley Band. Although they had begun to work on their debut album, the group had changed their lead singer twice before Anderson was recruited. In addition to playing with them at the Woodstock Festival in August 1969, Anderson recorded five albums with the band -- Halfbreed, The Battle of North West, The Time Is Near, Overdrive, and the live album Little Big Band. Leaving the group to start his solo career, Anderson formed the Miller Anderson Band. Assembled to play concerts, the group never toured, instead playing several sessions for BBC Radio. Anderson continued to change bands at a lightning pace. After his band Hemlock toured as the opening act for Savoy Brown in 1973, Anderson was invited to join Kim Simmonds and Stan Webb (from Chicken Shack) to create a three-guitar lineup for Savoy Brown in January 1974. Although he wrote several songs for Savoy Brown's album Boogie Brothers, he only remained in the band until December. While he joined Blood, Sweat & Tears, he left within a few weeks following the departure of lead singer David Clayton-Thomas. Anderson's next projects included the band Dog Soldier with Keef Hartley, and a group assembled by ex-Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor featuring former members of Stone the Crows. Although he joined T. Rex in August 1976, he left after helping to record the album Dandy in the Underworld to tour with Donovan. Anderson's plans to rejoin T. Rex ended with the tragic car accident death of Marc Bolan on September 16, 1977. Instead, he continued to tour with Donovan until 1978 when he and keyboardist Ronnie Leahy joined with guitarist/vocalist Jimmy McCulloch to form the Dukes. While the group recorded a minor hit, "Hearts in Trouble," they fell apart following McCulloch's death. Joining Stan Webb's Speedway in 1982, Anderson left to play bass with a resurrected Chicken Shack from September through December 1984.Anderson next became involved with Mountain. Although he was slated to play guitar in the group, which also featured original drummer Corky Laing and Ian Hunter, he switched to bass when original guitarist Leslie West rejoined the group. Anderson first collaborated with Spencer Davis in a reorganized version of the Spencer Davis Group that featured vocalist Chris Farlowe, bassist/vocalist Colin Hodgkinson, keyboardist Zoot Money, and drummer Pete York and recorded one album, Extremely Live at Birmingham Town Hall. Anderson continued to work with York in Pete York and Superblues. They rejoined the Spencer Davis Group in 1995 and 1997. In September 1993, Anderson performed solo at Blackhearth Concert Hall in South London in a show that also featured Bert Jansch, Davey Graham, and John Renbourn. Anderson played several shows with Jansch before resuming his solo career in January 1994. In June 1994, Anderson formed a trio with Miller and Colin Hodgkinson. Anderson was recruited in July 1995 for two gigs with Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord's group the Gemini Band. He subsequently recorded an album, Pictured Within, with Lord. Anderson's first solo album, Bright City, released in 1971, was recorded with accompaniment from the late Gary Thain (pre-Uriah Heep), Mick Weaver, and Peter Dines. His second album, Celtic Moon, released in 1988, was a mostly acoustic outing recorded with the Spencer Davis Group. BOB BROOKES Long time front man for 'The Desperate Dan Band ' Bob Brookes has shared the stage with some of the greats of the contemporary music scene . ( Jools Holland, Chris Farlowe, Sherman Robertson, Buddy Whittington, Gary Brooker, Dave Mattacks, Jerry Donahue, Jerry Conway ) to name a few. Teaming up here with Miller Anderson. To bring you a memorable musical experience of British blues. Look out for special guests! Don't miss this! You'll be sorry!

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Roving Crows

on Fri, 13 May 2016 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

Roving Crows are an original must-see act, with roots in Folk and Celtic music. Renowned for their high-energy live performance, their shows pull together funked up traditional tunes and catchy original song. Think powerful Celtic undertones and intoxicating tribal rhythms. Band of the Year - FATEA Music Awards 2014 Best Live Act Spiral Earth Music Awards 2014 Part Of 7 Days In May

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Forest Folk And Roots Present Sicknote Steve + Hope In High Water

on Fri, 13 May 2016 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

Cardiff's Sicknote Steve plays in celebration of the music of Grammy award-winning Seasick Steve.To audiences in the West Country and South of Wales, the familiar bearded figure of the hobo bluesman has become synonymous with a great session of the Blues. Support is from MK duo Hope in High Water

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Forest Folk And Roots Present Sicknote Steve + Hope In High Water

on Fri, 13 May 2016 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

Cardiff's Sicknote Steve plays in celebration of the music of Grammy award-winning Seasick Steve.To audiences in the West Country and South of Wales, the familiar bearded figure of the hobo bluesman has become synonymous with a great session of the Blues. Support is from MK duo Hope in High Water

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Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin

on Fri, 13 May 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------- 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. Over the past year they have also visited Japan, South Africa, the USA and across Europe and have upcoming tours to Canada, Australia and India already lined up for 2016. In October 2015 Phillip & Hannah release their brilliant new CD 'Watershed', described by Hannah as A time of decision, a moment of change, a turning point. Each of the songs was written with a specific person in mind; I hope they know who they are, and that this is for them, with our love, grief and joy. Except the track Watershed, which was written for everyone. It is an exceptional record that marks a huge step forward both in terms of musicality and in the breadth and depth of the material. Hailing from Lancashire, Phillip Henry is one of the UK's top slide guitarists and harmonica players. Over the past decade he has immersed himself in the music of the Deep South of America, traditional music of the British Isles, and Indian classical music. Specializing in lap slide techniques, his masterful Dobro playing draws together these diverse influences to create a truly unique voice that has been described as "Stunningly good" (Dick Gaughan), and "utterly captivating" (Steve Knightley). His innovative harmonica style combines country blues and folk styles with beat-boxing to create a jaw dropping and much coveted 21st century harmonica sound heavily steeped in tradition. Hannah Martin is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Devon. Her songs weave folklore and legend old and new with beautiful melodies, creating haunting compositions delivered with "a bold and beautiful singing style all her own" (BBC Radio Two). Writing mainly on fiddle, viola, and banjo, and drawing on the traditions of the British Isles, she has been commended by Mike Harding for her "really fantastic singing" (4/5/11). 2012 saw Hannah selected to be part of the National Theatre's War Horse School, working with John Tams, Nancy Kerr, John Kirkpatrick and Chris Parkinson. She was also involved in The Nursery Rhyme Project for the Bristol OId Vic, co-writing and performing in a show exploring one of our oldest oral traditions. In 2009, Phillip, one of the UK's finest slide guitarists and harmonica players, moved into a tent in south Devon. He had just returned from studying Indian classical guitar in Calcutta with world expert Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya. He had his tent, his car, and a five year plan to earn a living through his music. Playing in alt-folk outfit The Roots Union, he met Devonian fiddle-singer Hannah Martin, and the pair instantly recognised a very powerful musical connection. When the band ended, they continued as a duo, playing all over the country, from Glastonbury festival to busking sessions on the seafront at Sidmouth Folk Week. It was during one of these busking stints that they were spotted in an encounter with Steve Knightley (Show Of Hands) that now goes down in folk legend. Recognising the potential of Henry and Martin's partnership, Knightley invited them to accompany Show Of Hands on a nationwide tour, culminating with a show at the Royal Albert Hall at Easter 2012. The pair's first album, Singing The Bones, was released in 2011 to warm praise, "I was completely knocked out by this duo...just a terrific album...absolutely great, wonderful" (BBC Radio Two). Constant touring followed, including an Arts Council funded tour of south west arts centres in autumn 2012. The duo went on to win "Best Folk Act" at the 2012 South West Music Awards, and began 2013 by being voted "Best Duo" by the public at the Spiral Awards. Their second studio album, Mynd, was released to great acclaim in September 2013, appearing in end of year best-ofs for The Guardian, The Telegraph, fRoots Critics Poll, Mark Radcliffe's Radio Two Top Ten, and Songlines. They were voted Best Duo at the Radio Two Folk Awards almost exactly five years since Phillip sat in his tent and made his five year plan! The last 18 months have been their busiest to date. They recorded a concert, Live In Calstock, to make a record of their sound during these initial years; the resulting album once again went down a storm with the critics, utterly inspired and magnificent (Spiral Earth). They toured with (previous Mercury nominee) Seth Lakeman. They attended Folk Alliance in Kansas City, and bookings for Canada and Australia in 2016 swiftly followed. As well as around 130 UK dates, they have also played in South Africa, France, Norway, Japan, The Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium during this period. Watershed, Henry and Martin's keenly anticipated third studio album, is their most emotionally charged, personal and pertinent work to date. A collection of 12 inspired original songs and tunes, recorded live with the Watershed band in Devon's Blackdown Hills, it centres around the idea of turning points. Moving away from the historical figures and events that peopled their highly acclaimed previous album Mynd they explore the idea of a modern folk tale - drawing on personal experience to create edgier, grittier material whilst retaining an 'everyman' empathy. Kith and kin inspire many of the tracks, from foundlings to mill workers, all bonded by a theme of split second decisions and forked paths that shape sliding door destinies. The alchemy of Martin's ever evocative songwriting, fiddle and banjo playing and the much extolled skills of Henry on dobro, harmonica and lap steel fuse into a wholly distinctive world sound - songs of lament, tunes of hope, and totally unpredictable twist and turn music, burgeoning with deft double bass from Matt Downer (Jamie Smith's Mabon) and the textured percussion of James Taylor. A mesmerising release to further endorse the reputation of a duo who have deservedly gained a rapid and sure foothold in the higher echelons of the roots genre. What the critics say "On hearing the first notes of the first track I knew that I was listening to a modern classic. One of the most exciting albums I've heard in years" - Mike Harding "Subtle, atmospheric, bravely original. A combination of virtuosity, intensity and charisma Robin Denselow, The Guardian "An imaginative and innovative album - songs that linger in the memory held together by the fine musicianship of Henry and Martin. Strong and original - an unusual treat" - Martin Chilton, Daily Telegraph "A thoughtful and moving album with great arrangements" - Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 "Eloquent performers - a musical success story" - Fiona Talkington, BBC Radio 3 "It is hard to imagine a more ambitious yet fully realised album being released this year. A remarkable achievement Spiral Earth "Keen, curious and concerned intellects are at work here. Anyone who thinks English folk isn't world music should listen Judith May, Songlines

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Human Cargo The London Lubbers

on Fri, 13 May 2016 at London Heath Street Church 7:00pm

Two special concerts (Friday 13th, Saturday 14th May) to celebrate the publication of HUMAN CARGO: Stories and songs of emigration, slavery and transportation, by Matthew Crampton. An elegant, vital insight into human suffering and survival Cerys Matthews, about the book. Beautiful, powerful, poignant and informative Ilyaz Hajat, The Refugee Council, about the show. Written and presented by Matthew Crampton, with Chris Hayes and Jan North, aka The London Lubbers. This words-and-music show returns to the incredible acoustic of Heath Street Baptist Church. The most recent performance of Human Cargo was sold out, with many turned away. Book now to ensure your place. £8 in advance. £10 on the door. Both concerts at 7.30pm at the Heath Street Baptist Church, Friday 13th and Saturday 14th May. Doors 7.00pm. Easy to reach only 3 minutes walk up the hill from Hampstead tube (turn right on exit). Using folk song and story, this show traces paths through slavery, emigration, the Highland Clearances and convict transportation. Human Cargo is a brilliant concept, combining the great voices of the London Lubbers, singing solo and in unison, as the narrator Matthew Crampton tells the story of people in transit over the centuries, whether as slaves, emigrants, asylum seekers or, most strikingly today, as refugees. I was entranced, as clearly was everyone at the Walthamstow Folk Club, which was packed to the rafters (with many people unable to get in). It was a privilege to see this wonderful performance, using folk songs from different cultures, sea shanties and other musical forms to dramatise one of the worst stains on human history. I can't recommend Human Cargo highly enough. Robin Beste I was captivated from start to finish by your powerful storytelling, and the exquisite blend of your voices together. Olivia Dobbs Beautifully done, gorgeous venue, soulful singing. John Landor www.matthewcrampton.com

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Wren Music Presents A Random Melody

on Fri, 13 May 2016 at Exeter Cygnet Theatre 7:30pm

A concert of songs selected from the great folk song collections made in Devon inspired by the photographs by James Ravilious. *Please note show starts 7:30pm, doors 7pm* Once tickets are sold out with WeGotTickets there may still be some available directly from the venue

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Wren Music Presents A Random Melody

on Fri, 13 May 2016 at Exeter Cygnet Theatre 7:30pm

A concert of songs selected from the great folk song collections made in Devon inspired by the photographs by James Ravilious. *Please note show starts 7:30pm, doors 7pm* Once tickets are sold out with WeGotTickets there may still be some available directly from the venue

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Carousel Sessions - Declan O'rourke

on Fri, 13 May 2016 at Manchester Chorlton Irish Club 7:30am

We are delighted to have the amazing Declan O'Rourke at The Chorlton Irish Club as part of our Carousel Sessions. Doors are at 7.30pm and tickets are only £10. Here's what is in store for you! Declan O'Rourke has achieved critical acclaim for his songwriting, singing and performance. Jon Pareles of The New York Times said there was virtuosity in his guitar playing, with 'intricately contrapuntal picking and meticulous dynamics,' and that his calling was as a balladeer. Paul Weller said of O'Rourke's song 'Galileo' that it's possibly the greatest song written in the last thirty years. Declan plays to sold-out crowds in his native Ireland and, more recently, further afield. A consummate and versatile performer, his songs mesmerize regardless of whether performed solo, with a band, string quartet, full orchestra, or as a trio. Recordings Declan's debut album in 2004, Since Kyabram, debuted at no. 5 on the Irish Charts and scored double-platinum sales, earning him three Meteor Awards nominations including Best Male, Best Album, and Best Folk/ Traditional Album, as well as landing him a recording contract with V2. His debut album launch took place over three sold-out nights in Whelan's, one of Dublin's most popular music venues, broadcast live nationally on Today FM. The debut single 'Galileo (Someone Like You)' has been recorded and performed by many artists, including singer Josh Groban who cut it for his album Illuminations. Declan performed 'Galileo' at the 25th Anniversary Gala Celebration of Ireland's National Concert Hall, at the opening ceremony of the 2011 Solheim Cup, and at the BBC-televised 'Proms in the Park' with the Ulster Orchestra in Belfast. O'Rourke's second album Big Bad Beautiful World, released in 2007, has also gone Platinum in Ireland, debuting at no. 4. Support slots followed in the UK and Germany to the likes of Paulo Nutini, Teddy Thompson, The Cardigans, Divine Comedy and Badly Drawn Boy. In 2010 he released his third studio album Mag Pai Zai under his own label, Rimecoat Records. It topped the success of his first two albums, holding its own in Ireland's Top 10 Album Charts for four consecutive weeks, and scoring 'Album of the Week' on BBC Radio Scotland and RTE Radio 1. 'A Little Something,' the album's first single climbed to no. 2 in the Today FM Top 40 Singles Charts. Mag Pai Zai also made it into The Irish Times' '101 Irish Albums to Hear Before You Die.' In late 2013, O'Rourke released Mag Pai Zai in the United States, his first recording available Stateside. Distributed by the Orchard, the US version garnered critical acclaim from such national media outlets as the The Wall Street Journal, Spin, American Songwriter, Travel & Leisure, NPR's World Café and USA Today. An appearance on Mountain Stage aired in the Spring of 2014 on over 300 NPR affiliates.

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Fairport Convention

on Sat, 14 May 2016 at Masham Town Hall 7:30pm

After their triumphant performance at the Town Hall Centenary Celebration in 2013, we are delighted to welcome the legendary Fairport Convention back to The Town Hall. Fairport Convention need no introduction as pioneers of folk-rock, but they also have a long and storied connection to Masham since the days of the Theakston's folk festivals. The current line-up of Simon Nicol, Dave Pegg, Ric Sanders, Chris Leslie and Gerry Conway is now 17 years young, and has created a host of excellent new work to sit along Fairport classics including Matty Groves, Who Knows Where the Time Goes, and Meet on the Ledge. It is a privilege to welcome one of the greatest ever British bands back to the Town Hall. Please note this will be an all-seated gig.

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The Jar Family

on Sat, 14 May 2016 at Howden The Shire Hall 7:30pm

Hartlepool based The Jar Family are five individual songwriters and musicians, who decided that, rather than strive for success in isolation, they would join forces to pool their talent. Although on paper the idea of five very different and charismatic personalities with a wide range of musical styles working together harmoniously seems unlikely, the stunning results of their work to date speak for themselves. Taking their name from the donations jar they passed around at early gigs, the band are a tight knit group who had the foresight to realise that they were stronger collectively than they were individually. To pursue their ambitious vision some tough early decisions had to be made. With few musical opportunities and even less resources at their disposal in their native North East the band temporarily moved away from their families in Hartlepool and relocated to a deserted farm in the remote Cambridgeshire countryside. There they built themselves a basic rehearsal studio and living in a ramshackle collection of old caravans for over a year they started to develop and refine what was to become the Jar Family sound. A relentless touring schedule, which has seen the band appearing as special guests to a number of established artists such as Jake Bugg, Babyshambles, Alabama 3 and others has brought their raucous and engaging shows to all corners of the country. Picking up an ever-growing army of admirers as a result of this live activity the band has now established a major fan base of fanatical supporters throughout the UK.

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Jeff Warner

on Sat, 14 May 2016 at Dungworth The Royal Hotel 7:30am

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Vin Garbutt

on Sat, 14 May 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

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Moscow Drug Club

on Sat, 14 May 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A curious musical place where certain elements of 1930's Berlin Cabaret, Hot Club de France, Nuevo Tango & Gypsy Campfire meet, have a few to drink and stagger arm in arm into the darkness of some eastern European cobbled street on a mission to find the bar where Django Reinhardt & Tom Waits are having an after hours jam with the local Tziganes. Combining their original material with songs by the likes of Jaques Brel, Leornard Cohen, Tom Waits & Bertolt Brecht, Moscow Drug Club provide an intoxicating & intimate musical experience. You are cordially invited to share a wry smile with us as you enter the darkly comic world of Moscow Drug Club.....this way please & mind the stairs!

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Big Boy Bloater And The Limits

on Sat, 14 May 2016 at Tunbridge Wells The Forum 8:00pm

Making his name early on as an icon with the 6 piece R&B the Southside Stompers, Big Boy Bloater has proven himself to be one of the finest guitarist and performers of his generation and has drawn praise from his contemporaries for his powerful voice and dynamic and instantly recognisable guitar style with luminaries such as Imelda May who has confessed to being a massive fan, Jools Holland has declared him one of the great bluesmen of our time and Mark Lamarr who even personally funded a vinyl run of the single Whammy just so he could have a copy. Big Boy Bloater has performed alongside Carl Perkins, Wanda Jackson, Paul McCartney, Imelda May, Paloma Faith, Snowboy, The Boomtown Rats, Jim Jones Revue and more. Tonight, Big Boy Bloater and The LiMiTs celebrate the release of their latest album "Luxury Hobo" on the Mascot Label who are also the label for Beth Hart, Joe Bonamassa, Kenny Wayne Shepherd & Walter Trout . Big Boy Bloater and The LiMiTs are: Big Boy Bloater Vocals/Guitar Matt Cowley Drums Dan Edwards Keyboards Steven Oates Bass https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XwQ7bMMJ4c

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Clubhouse Records Showcase Evening - Don Gallardo, The Rosellys And Paul Mcclure

on Sat, 14 May 2016 at Biddulph Arms 7:30pm

Featuring Don Gallardo, The Rosellys and Paul McClure

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Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin

on Sat, 14 May 2016 at Canterbury The Kingston Barn 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE EARLIER START TIME THAN USUAL.... 2014 BBC FOLK AWARDS BEST DUO 2013 SPIRAL AWARDS BEST DUO 2012 SOUTH WEST MUSIC AWARDS BEST ACT 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, and recently a second nomination for 2016. 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. Over the past year they have also visited Japan, South Africa, the USA and across Europe and have upcoming tours to Canada, Australia and India already lined up for 2016. The alchemy of Martin's ever evocative songwriting, fiddle and banjo playing and the much extolled skills of Henry on dobro, harmonica and lap steel fuse into a wholly distinctive world sound - songs of lament, tunes of hope, and totally unpredictable twist and turn music, burgeoning with deft double bass from Matt Downer (Jamie Smith's Mabon) and the textured percussion of James Taylor. A mesmerising release to further endorse the reputation of a duo who have deservedly gained a rapid and sure foothold in the higher echelons of the roots genre. "On hearing the first notes of the first track I knew that I was listening to a modern classic. One of the most exciting albums I've heard in years" - Mike Harding "Subtle, atmospheric, bravely original. A combination of virtuosity, intensity and charisma Robin Denselow, The Guardian "An imaginative and innovative album - songs that linger in the memory held together by the fine musicianship of Henry and Martin. Strong and original - an unusual treat" - Martin Chilton, Daily Telegraph Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start Tickets Online £13 Offline £14 On the door £15

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Singing For The Soul - Day Workshop With Una May Olomolaiye

on Sat, 14 May 2016 at Aberystwyth Morlan Arts Centre 9:30am

10 am - 4.30pm (doors open at 9.30am) Una May will lead this day workshop singing African, spiritual and gospel songs. Learning songs by ear means no need to read music so beginners and experienced singers of all abilities will love this exciting, harmonious day! Bring lunch to share or your own if you like. Free refreshments available.

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Singing For The Soul - Day Workshop With Una May Olomolaiye

on Sat, 14 May 2016 at Aberystwyth Morlan Arts Centre 9:30am

10 am - 4.30pm (doors open at 9.30am) Una May will lead this day workshop singing African, spiritual and gospel songs. Learning songs by ear means no need to read music so beginners and experienced singers of all abilities will love this exciting, harmonious day! Bring lunch to share or your own if you like. Free refreshments available.

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Harbottle & Jonas

on Sat, 14 May 2016 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 3:00pm

Harbottle and Jonas are a stunning young folk duo based in the wilderness of Totnes. Together they paint pictures with their words and share stories of folk auld and new. They are hardworking songsmiths that place an emphasis on musical independence, originality and breathe new life into Traditional English Folk songs. They have already received plaudits from folk royalty including Seth Lakeman, Rod Clements, Declan Sinnott, Jon Boden and BBC Introducing. Following on from the release of their debut album 'Cutthorpe Hill', they are now embarking on a new adventure with new songs and a new album to be launched at this gig. They will be joined by other musicians including trumpet and cello. Part Of 7 Days In May

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Maridadi Meltdown

on Sat, 14 May 2016 at Canterbury The Westgate Hall 7:00pm

Maridadi Singers and Drummers Concert followed by Celeidh with The Deal Hoodeners Tickets £10 Under 14 FREE

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Firewoodisland

on Sat, 14 May 2016 at Cardiff The Moon Club 7:30pm

Fizzi presents Firewoodisland plus support Saturday 14th May 2016 The Moon Club, Cardiff 7:30pm / 18+ / £5adv Sweet, wonderful, perceptive songwriting. BBC Introducing they sound festival-sized, delivering uplifting anthems that would fit as comfortably on the radio as around the campfire. Q Magazine they'll be pillaging (in a good way) our playlists and camping out on our computers for the foreseeable future. Earmilk In 2010, Norwegian singer, songwriter and producer Stian Vedøy moved to Cardiff, UK. He started a solo project called Firewoodisland (which is 'Vedøy' translated into English), while studying for a masters in music production. A coming together of fellow like-minded musicians, followed by a regional win in Norway's Bandwagon Battle of the Bands in 2013 saw a solo project become a full band. A debut EP, called ILD, quickly followed in early 2014. Now Bristol-based, the band have seen their music reach an ever-increasing audience since the release of ILD. They've come to the attention of blogs such as The 405 and Earmilk and have twice won Amazing Radio's Audition. They've also featured as Artist of the Week on BBC Radio Wales and have even made the Top 40 on Norway's Radio 102. As impressive on-stage as on recordings, the band have also been busy sharpening their live chops, having headlined the Richer Unsigned showcase for Q Magazine, as well as playing venues such as London's Hoxton Bar and Kitchen and The Garage, as well as The Fleece and The Louisiana in Bristol. Firewoodisland's forthcoming EP 'Dome' will be released 22nd April. www.firewoodisland.com

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Human Cargo The London Lubbers

on Sat, 14 May 2016 at London Heath Street Church 7:00pm

Two special concerts (Friday 13th, Saturday 14th May) to celebrate the publication of HUMAN CARGO: Stories and songs of emigration, slavery and transportation, by Matthew Crampton. An elegant, vital insight into human suffering and survival Cerys Matthews, about the book. Beautiful, powerful, poignant and informative Ilyaz Hajat, The Refugee Council, about the show. Written and presented by Matthew Crampton, with Chris Hayes and Jan North, aka The London Lubbers. This words-and-music show returns to the incredible acoustic of Heath Street Baptist Church. The most recent performance of Human Cargo was sold out, with many turned away. Book now to ensure your place. £8 in advance. £10 on the door. Both concerts at 7.30pm at the Heath Street Baptist Church, Friday 13th and Saturday 14th May. Doors 7.00pm. Easy to reach only 3 minutes walk up the hill from Hampstead tube (turn right on exit). Using folk song and story, this show traces paths through slavery, emigration, the Highland Clearances and convict transportation. Human Cargo is a brilliant concept, combining the great voices of the London Lubbers, singing solo and in unison, as the narrator Matthew Crampton tells the story of people in transit over the centuries, whether as slaves, emigrants, asylum seekers or, most strikingly today, as refugees. I was entranced, as clearly was everyone at the Walthamstow Folk Club, which was packed to the rafters (with many people unable to get in). It was a privilege to see this wonderful performance, using folk songs from different cultures, sea shanties and other musical forms to dramatise one of the worst stains on human history. I can't recommend Human Cargo highly enough. Robin Beste I was captivated from start to finish by your powerful storytelling, and the exquisite blend of your voices together. Olivia Dobbs Beautifully done, gorgeous venue, soulful singing. John Landor www.matthewcrampton.com

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Black Snake Blues Presents Platypus + The String Project

on Sat, 14 May 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

Bubblegum Country * Brass-Fuelled 60s Psyche * Jazz * Folk * Soul * Trip-Hop * Strings * Beatbox * Electronica Platypus are a wild, dancing mix of brass and keyboard-fuelled psyche and bubblegum country. Formed by composer Ben Mowat initially to focus on his own strings-based compositions, The String Project interpret trip-hop, folk, soul, minimalism and more with live strings, beatbox, vocals, electronics and keys. Often joined in live performances by guest artists from around the country and their own collective of visual artists, the band are a unique multi-sensory experience.

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Big Boy Bloater And The Limits - Plus - Andy Twyman

on Sat, 14 May 2016 at Tunbridge Wells The Forum 8:00pm

Making his name early on as an icon with the 6 piece R&B the Southside Stompers, Big Boy Bloater has proven himself to be one of the finest guitarist and performers of his generation and has drawn praise from his contemporaries for his powerful voice and dynamic and instantly recognisable guitar style with luminaries such as Imelda May who has confessed to being a massive fan, Jools Holland has declared him one of the great bluesmen of our time and Mark Lamarr who even personally funded a vinyl run of the single Whammy just so he could have a copy. Big Boy Bloater has performed alongside Carl Perkins, Wanda Jackson, Paul McCartney, Imelda May, Paloma Faith, Snowboy, The Boomtown Rats, Jim Jones Revue and more. Tonight, Big Boy Bloater and The LiMiTs celebrate the release of their latest album "Luxury Hobo" on the Mascot Label who are also the label for Beth Hart, Joe Bonamassa, Kenny Wayne Shepherd & Walter Trout . Big Boy Bloater and The LiMiTs are: Big Boy Bloater Vocals/Guitar Matt Cowley Drums Dan Edwards Keyboards Steven Oates Bass https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XwQ7bMMJ4c Special Guest - Andy Twyman - http://www.andytwyman.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=0NsMpX0b2Wk

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New Roots Presents: The Beguilers

on Sat, 14 May 2016 at London The Winemaker's Club 7:00pm

The Winemakers Club, 41A Farringdon Street, London EC4A 4AN. Nearest tube Farringdon, 5 mins walk. Doors 7.00 pm Music from 8.00 pm For further enquiries please email newrootsevents@gmail.com The Winemakers is a stunningly atmospheric candle-lit lit arch in the vaults of Holborn Viaduct, attached to an independently run wine. whiskey and craft beer bar. Fred Thomas' latest album 'The Beguilers' weaves crafted song-writing into the narratives of poems by William Blake, Emily Brontë, William Shakespeare, James Joyce, Walter Savage Landor and Thomas Carew. Drawing on a wonderfully strange repository of musical influences English folk, Joao Gilberto, Minimalism, the Aka Pigmies, The Beatles, and the English Madrigal School Fred Thomas' settings delicately bring the poets' images and metaphors to life with finely wrought harmonies and luscious melodies. Joining Fred for his album launch will be an all star line-up assembled specially for the occasion: Pete Flood (Bellowhead), Alex Bonney (Bill Frisell), Nat Keen (Flying Ibex), Liam Byrne (Damon Albarn), Dave Shulman (Cleo Lane), all unified by the hauntingly beautiful voice of Ellie Rose Rusbridge (Beardy Man). Expect spell-binding poetry, unearthly grooves and hypnotising interplay from a special group of musicians for a unique and one-off performance at The Winemakers Club. Limited edition copies of 'The Beguilers' will be available for sale. a beautiful thing.The Beguilers is absolutely gorgeous Guy Garvey, BBC Radio 6 The Beguilers' version of Blake's 'London' is the finest setting of the poem that I know the human ear adorned with manacles more beautiful than any earring Tim Heath, Chair of the Blake Society The Beguilers make these classic works come to life The Liminal The Beguilers start with songs based on some of the greatest poetry in the English language, but it's the combination of Ellie Rose's haunting voice with Fred Thomas's beautiful compositions that give this band its unique and unclassifiable quality a treat equally for lovers of poetry, jazz, classical music and folksong Peter Slavid Fred Thomas: Extreme sensitivity to colour and nuance.Fred Thomas is brilliant BBC Music Magazine Ellie Rose: A rare and totally individual talent - Sam Lee, Nest Collective Alex Bonney: His reputation places him at the heart of some of the finest contemporary music-making - Fiona Talkington, Late Junction, BBC Radio 3 Liam Byrne: "Liam Byrne gave a glittering performance and proved able to be skittish, throw a tantrum and come to a sweet resolution, all in a brief sequence of notes." - The Guardian Pete Flood: A bit like Keith Moon. He's all across everything, all of the time - Charles Hazelwood, broadcaster

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Guitar Workshop With Andy Meany

on Sat, 14 May 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 1:30pm

For intermediate-Advanced students using DADGAD tuning for Traditional Irish Accompaniment

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Guitar Workshop With Andy Meany

on Sat, 14 May 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 1:30pm

For intermediate-Advanced students using DADGAD tuning for Traditional Irish Accompaniment

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Boo Hewerdine

on Sat, 14 May 2016 at Manningtree Red Lion 8:00pm

We are pleased to welcome Boo Hewerdine back to the Red Lion following his previous appearance Upstairs in 2013. Boo is the complete package: a top songwriter and a fine singer and guitar-player. His often sad-eyed highly emotive songs are likely to bring a tear to the eye, whilst his tales between songs are always amusing. His songs include Patience of Angels, which was a Top 40 hit for Eddie Reader and Honey Be Good, a hit for his own band The Bible. If you have seen Boo before his songs and stories are just as good the second time round. If you haven't you are in for a treat. Hannah Scott is a talented singer-songwriter, originally from Ipswich and now living in London. Her song Hurricanes has received widespread radio airplay and was Café Nero's song of the month. She will be accompanied by Stefana Della Casa on cello. She has played at renowned venues such as the Union Chapel and supported artists such as Seth Lakeman and 10cc. Come and see these two fine singer-songwriters in the intimate setting of the music room Upstairs at the Red Lion.

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The Burning Hell

on Sat, 14 May 2016 at Salford The Eagle Inn 5:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: The late evening gig has sold out but we've now added this matinee show! Both shows will feature The Burning Hell performing as a band, plus a support act. The Burning Hell's seventh album is a collection of eight short stories drawn from different sections of the bookshelf of the brain. A murder mystery rubs shoulders with a biography, while a romance leans against a prison diary. There's a killer priest, a nameless band lost in Yorkshire, and Elvis and Michael Jackson moonwalking their way into space and/or global annihilation. Despair and hope go hand in hand here, and although Mathias Kom's songwriting has never been wordier, the stories never stranger, and the band never louder, the essence of The Burning Hell remains constant: life is not really so bad, as long as you can laugh a little and you have something decent to read. The Burning Hell is the alter-ego of Canadian songwriter Mathias Kom, and the band has been on the road in one form or another since 2007, playing everywhere from festivals like Glastonbury and Dawson City to bars, living rooms, abandoned bunkers, and a mental asylum in rural France. Musically, The Burning Hell runs the gamut from introspective folk to hyperactive rock and roll, and so the band can adapt to its surroundings like a karma of anthropomorphic chameleons, taking the audience on a supermarket-cart ride through hooky, upbeat pop songs, dark ballads about pet euthanasia, and anthems for barbarians, economic conferences, and love. On occasion, Mathias goes on the road as a duo with clarinetist Ariel Sharratt, and their debut album, Ariel Sharratt & Mathias Kom: Don't Believe The Hyperreal, came out in November 2015. More often, Mathias and Ariel are joined by bassist Nick Ferrio, drummer Jake Nicoll and guitarist Darren Browne. The Burning Hell will release Public Library, a new album of distorted story-songs, in April 2016, and they'll spend the better part of the spring and summer in their natural habitat: the tour van. 'Canada's The Burning Hell write the kind of literate, funny, catchy songs that makes you want to learn all the words and shout them passionately back in their faces' Drowned in Sound 'Songwriter Mathias Kom, a mischievous, caustic people's poet with a world view that lets you know the good guys occasionally win' Q Magazine PLEASE NOTE: The late evening gig has sold out but we've now added this matinee show! Both shows will feature The Burning Hell performing as a band, plus a support act.

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Malcolm Holcombe (usa)

on Sun, 15 May 2016 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

The return of one our very favourite singers, songwriters and people, and a live performer like no other; at times Zen-like, at others quite terrifying in his intensity. Once you've seen Malcolm Holcombe, you won't forget him. This time with a brand new album, 'Another Black Hole' and accompanied by long-time friend and accompanist, Jared Tyler on dobro Malcolm grew up in western North Carolina, home to some of the planet's oldest mountains and some of America's deepest musical traditions. Radio and TV fuelled Malcolm's musical passions as a kid, and music became even more important after he lost both his parents relatively young. He toured with bands and landed in Nashville, where he took up an inconspicuous station at the back of the house - the very back - at Douglas Corner, one of the city's best singer/songwriter venues. Stories began to circulate about the mysterious dishwasher with the subterranean voice and oracle-like talent. Sadly so did stories of wildly inconsistent behaviour - profound sweetness crossed by bouts of stunning abrasiveness. As the great Steve Earle said: 'Malcolm Holcombe is the best songwriter I ever threw out of my recording studio'! He flirted with an official music career. But his stunning debut album made for Geffen Records was abruptly shelved, producing melodrama that only exacerbated Malcolm's drinking and depression. A business that once had a place for complicated genius turned its back on him, and he teetered near the edge. Moving back to the North Carolina hills proved a powerful tonic. Holcombe let in help where before he'd pushed it away. With deep faith in God and a commitment to his art, Holcombe repaired himself and his career. And that's a pretty good nod to the effect of hearing Holcombe sing. If you've not seen him in a live setting, this is what you have to do. His presence is spooky and timeless, as one imagines it was like to see Son House or Leadbelly. No emotional stone is left unturned. While you plan for this important experience, collect Malcolm Holcombe albums... He is cryptic, demanding, polarizing, bold, passionate and free, a combination badly needed in our time of infinite trivia. He's even more interesting for having made a remarkable journey of recovery and discovery. 'songs that are at one moment frightening in their intensity, the next tugging your heartstrings' - Acoustic Magazine Renowned for live performances that glow with gospel fervour in a voice that has been described as 'half howl, half hosanna' - BBC Country

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Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage

on Sun, 15 May 2016 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Huddled round a single microphone, singing intimate duets with just mountain dulcimer, dobro and guitar Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage are a folk duo that look & sound classically timeless, yet feel refreshingly unique. Fleetingly, they may evoke a memory of Gram & Emmylou, Shirley & Davey, or Gillian & David but their warm distilling of influences from both sides of the big pond produces a refined sound that is decidedly their own. Both hailing from folk singing families in the flatlands of East Anglia, Hannah spent much of her formative years touring Europe with her family band in a converted school bus, singing folk songs acapella in the street in order to make enough money to move to the next city. However, a sea change and relocation to the US saw her soak up the influences from the American North East and take up the dulcimer. Meanwhile Ben was writing and touring with celebrated UK folk band The Willows whose albums Beneath Our Humble Soil and Amidst Fiery Skies were championed by the likes of the BBC's Bob Harris and Mike Harding. Within weeks of moving back the UK, Hannah braved her first time out solo at The Black Fen Folk Club, Cambridge and as fate would have it, Ben had just returned from tour. Ben went on to produce Hannah's solo debut Charms Against Sorrow, released in early 2015 to critical acclaim. Beautiful voice breathes new life into traditional material from both sides of the pond. Maverick Magazine Blessed with a peerlessly pure voice Catch her while you can! The Express Producer Ben Savage (The Willows) supplies exemplary dobro and acoustic guitar throughout. Acoustic Magazine Nurturing an intuitive musical understanding and a love of the duet whilst touring Charms Against Sorrow the pair caught the attention of award-winning Canadian producer David Travers-Smith (Ruth Moody, Wailin' Jennys, Jason & Pharis Romero), with whom they are in they are making an album due for release in late 2016.

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Naomi Wright Band

on Sun, 15 May 2016 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 9pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... The Naomi Wright Band play classy chilled meditative original music with a firey Indian influenced temperament. The music is written by cellist Naomi Wright and performed and improvised by herself , vocalist Brigitte Beraha and Tabla player Beth Hipwell. '......There is a sense of swing and new music courtesy of Naomi Wright's exquisite cello playing' All about jazz. '......Superb' MusicWeb International

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Greg Russell

on Sun, 15 May 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Greg Russell was born, bred and buttered in the city of Chester in Cheshire. His is a musical family, his mum a chorister and dad a singer and multi-instrumentalist, well-known on the folk scene in the North-West of England, Merseyside and North Wales. Greg began his career in folk singing at the age of 14, performing floor-spots at Chester's Raven Folk Club but quickly moved on to a wider audience, appearing to great acclaim at Chester Folk Day and Chester Folk Festival, starring in his high school's production of the rock musical Buddy and playing Guest Nights at various local Folk Clubs in Chester and its wider environs. With remarkable speed, he established himself as a singer, musician, songwriter and song interpreter of great promise. In 2011, Greg teamed up with fiddler extraordinaire Ciaran Algar of Tri fame and the rest (as they say) is history. Greg and Ciaran have taken the British folk music scene by storm, two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards are testimony enough to that. They won the Young Folk and Horizon Awards in 2013 and 2014. Possessed of an extraordinary and utterly distinctive voice Greg is a singer, multi-instrumentalist (Guitar, Bouzouki, Piano), songwriter and interpreter of the finest water. He's still developing at a dizzying pace before your very eyes. Definitely the man to watch, if you've not seen or heard him before, you really should. You won't be disappointed, that I can promise! (Nick Mitchell, Raven Folk Club)

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Greg Russell

on Sun, 15 May 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Greg Russell was born, bred and buttered in the city of Chester in Cheshire. His is a musical family, his mum a chorister and dad a singer and multi-instrumentalist, well-known on the folk scene in the North-West of England, Merseyside and North Wales. Greg began his career in folk singing at the age of 14, performing floor-spots at Chester's Raven Folk Club but quickly moved on to a wider audience, appearing to great acclaim at Chester Folk Day and Chester Folk Festival, starring in his high school's production of the rock musical Buddy and playing Guest Nights at various local Folk Clubs in Chester and its wider environs. With remarkable speed, he established himself as a singer, musician, songwriter and song interpreter of great promise. In 2011, Greg teamed up with fiddler extraordinaire Ciaran Algar of Tri fame and the rest (as they say) is history. Greg and Ciaran have taken the British folk music scene by storm, two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards are testimony enough to that. They won the Young Folk and Horizon Awards in 2013 and 2014. Possessed of an extraordinary and utterly distinctive voice Greg is a singer, multi-instrumentalist (Guitar, Bouzouki, Piano), songwriter and interpreter of the finest water. He's still developing at a dizzying pace before your very eyes. Definitely the man to watch, if you've not seen or heard him before, you really should. You won't be disappointed, that I can promise! (Nick Mitchell, Raven Folk Club)

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Robb Johnson At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 15 May 2016 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

It's always a treat when our pal Robb Johnson comes to visit. Probably the best songwriter working in this country, Robb's songs are powerful, moving, thought provoking and always worth listening to. Always a great night! 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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An Evening With Paul Pearson, Rob Lowdon, Chris Treebeard, Ceri Ashton

on Sun, 15 May 2016 at Hope Old Hall Hotel - tea rooms 7:30pm

An Evening with Paul Pearson, Rob Lowdon, Chris Treebeard, Ceri Ashton 2 Solo artists with Chris & Ceri of Treebeard come together for an incredible performance in the intimate atmosphere of The Tea Room at The Old Hall Hotel. All ages. Bar available

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Lazy Sunday Afternoon With Mr Love & Justice & Friends

on Sun, 15 May 2016 at Swindon Savernake Street Community Hall 3:00pm

A chilled afternoon of live acoustic roots music in the fantabulous Savernake Street Community Hall, Old Town, Swindon. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE - We are at Savernake St for this show. Featuring: JESS VINCENT Jess Vincent is a young Singer /Songwriter from Bradford on Avon,Wiltshire, and the owner of a highly distinctive and mature voice and song writing talent. Her recent 3rd album SHINE has been garnering rave reviews a dozen positively life-affirming new songs of her own special brand of accessible, tuneful folky charm that demonstrate her ever-maturing outlook on life review by David Kidman. www.jessvincentsings.com DAVID MOSS David Moss (ex-Banoffi) is lead singer with Light Garden and was a PRS Foundation ATOM award winner recently - a prestigious annual award which celebrates and rewards the best "originators of music" working in the UK. Dave plays Bouzouki, Mandolin, Fiddle, Viola, Cello and Guitar, not to mention extraordinary throat singing where two notes are produced at once: a drone and the flute like harmonics above - an ancient Mongolian method used for healing and meditation. Unless you witness Dave and / or LightGarden performing you'd be forgiven for thinking this extraordinary sound was produced through use of some electronic effect. www.lightgardenmusic.com MR LOVE & JUSTICE Your hosts Swindon's own acoustic folk/pop collective led by singer-songwriter Steve Cox, west coast jangle meets west country anglicana, with heartfelt lyrics, memorable melodies a contemporary Englsih take on late 60s folk/pop/psychedelia. www.mrloveandjustice.com

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Cara Dillon Trio

on Sun, 15 May 2016 at Clitheroe The Grand 7:00pm

Irish singer Cara Dillon has the extraordinary ability to transcend genres and cross barriers. She has won every folk award going but confesses to be no purist, making music that reaches beyond the constraints and limitations of tradition. In 2009 she recorded the official 'Children in Need' single, All You Need is Love and in 2010 she recorded the opening song "summer's Just Begun" for Disney's 'Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue." Her 2002 song 'Black ins the Colour' enjoyed the distinction of being voted Best Traditional Song in the BBC Folk Awards and the remix of it (with 2Devine) won No. 1 trance track of 2006 in Mixmag's end of year poll. But it is her own five albums, recorded between 2001 and 2014, for which she is most lovingly known by her fans. Cara (vocals and whistle) will be joined for her debut appearance at The Grand by her husband Sam Lakeman (acoustic guitar / piano / keyboards) and Niall (fiddle / backing vocals). Support comes from The Remedy.

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Martin Simpson

on Sun, 15 May 2016 at Lewes The Con Club 7:00pm

Widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world, Martin has been nominated an astounding 31 times in the fifteen years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards - more than any other performer One of the virtuoso instrumentalists of the English music scene "Sounds better than ever" **** 4 Stars (The Guardian); "Simpson's latest is a potent blend of the highest calibre... Simpson has never sung or played better" (Acoustic Magazine)

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Steve Turner In Concert

on Mon, 16 May 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Steve Turner is a pioneer of highly sophisticated English concertina song accompaniments; he is a multi-instrumentalist, playing mandolin and banjo and also accompanies himself on the cittern. In 2005, Steve released his 5th album The Whirligig of Time, long-listed for the BBC folk awards. Followed by Rim of The Wheel released in 2012 to rave reviews. Steve's 7th album Spirit of the Game was released in January 2016. Nancy Kerr, when asked, what was the best gig you ever saw?, answered The best spot I've seen recently was Steve Turner total intensive musical focus and a vast serious repertoire.

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Rory Mccleod & The Familiar Strangers

on Tue, 17 May 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

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Kieran Goss

on Tue, 17 May 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

One man, one guitar and a voice sent express mail from Heaven (Time Out Magazine) Long hailed as one of Ireland's leading songwriters and performers, Kieran Goss's music has won him fans across the globe. But if his songs have made him a star, his live shows have made him a legend. Live on stage is where Kieran Goss really shines. Kieran will perform the first half of the show solo and will be joined on stage in the second half by harmony singer Annie Kinsella. As Time Out Magazine wrote of their performance together: Individually, they are both gifted singers but when they sing together, magic happens the harmonies, the chemistry just sublime. Tickets: £15 Tickets available from the Cafe or www.wegottickets.com

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Beans On Toast @ Frog & Fiddle, Cheltenham

on Tue, 17 May 2016 at Cheltenham Frog & Fiddle 8:00pm

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Minnie Birch & Sycamore Sykes At #9

on Tue, 17 May 2016 at Sheffield Cafe #9 7:30pm

The bewitching Minnie Birch and the one man band recluse Sycamore Sykes team up to bring her haunting brand of beautiful and his general noise making of folk and roots music to your door....unless they get lost!!

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Belshazzar's Feast

on Wed, 18 May 2016 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Gill Sandell 'songs Of Our Years' Album Launch

on Wed, 18 May 2016 at London St Pancras Old Church 7:30pm

London album launch with full band for Gill Sandell's new solo album, 'Songs Of Our Years', to be released on Friday 6 May 2016. www.gillsandell.com

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Oh Pep!

on Wed, 18 May 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2015 was an incredible year for Oh Pep! with the release of their current EP 'Living' seeing them invited to play KEXP Live, as well as NPR Tiny Desk Concert & Daytrotter. NPR All Songs Considered hailed them as the "Newest and Most Promising Voice of Americana". At CMJ KCRW named them one of the 11 artists that won the Fest and The New York Times', Jon Pareles, included them in his list of CMJ keepers. Oh Pep!'s single, The Race made CBC Radio 2 Top 100 Songs of 2015 and has been featured on KEXP, KCRW, NPR All Songs Considered, The Line of the Best Fit- Song of the Day, The Bluegrass Situation and Exclaim! The sometimes foot-stomping, somewhat heart-breaking, multi-award-winning duo comprise of Olivia 'Liv' Hally and Pepita 'Pep' Emmerichs. Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, the multi-instrumentalist duo's EP Living is out now. The duo will make their debut UK performances in April & May. RECENT ACCOLADES: 'Artists to watch in 2016' KEXP 'Top Discoveries of CMJ' Bob Boilen (NPR) 'CMJ Keeper' Jon Pareles (Chief Music Critic) - The New York Times '11 artists that won CMJ' KCRW 'The Newest & Most promising voices in Americana' NPR All Songs Considered (Americana Music Festival) 'Seeing OhPep! is one of those times when crowd realizes they're seeing future stars for the first time' - Pop Matters (Americana Music Fest) 'Top Ten Bands to fall in love with right now' Pop Matters (Americana Music Festival) SELECTION OF PRIASE FOR 'LIVING' EP: the Melbourne band's music is infectious..Filled with Magic Bob Boilen NPR Music Song of the Day - "..it won't be too long before fans of the likes of Lucius, Andrew Bird and Lake Street Drive start to take notice." -The Line of Best Fit '...effortlessly clever.' Triple J 'Songs you need to hear' CBC ('The Race' also spent 4 weeks @ #11 on the Top 20 CBC2 Chart) Top 10 releases 2015 - KEXP "Expect a rise from rise from theses Melbournians very very soon" [Best New Songs] Channel V "..will bowl you over and over and over again" Revue bouncy folk-pop gem The Bluegrass Situation Putting a modern pop twist on their bluegrass root Exclaim! The Race, Top 100 songs of 2015 - CBC

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Tiny Ruins

on Wed, 18 May 2016 at Manchester Gullivers 7:30pm

Hurtling Through is the most recent release from songwriter Hollie Fullbrook, of Tiny Ruins. The EP was recorded and produced in collaboration with US-based Hamish Kilgour, of The Clean. The two first met in New York City in the late autumn of 2013, where they spent a week performing a number of shows together. On the final day of Fullbrook's stay in New York, they recorded two songs in a basement studio with engineer and producer Gary Olson. A year later, Fullbrook was back in New York after a long stint of touring, and the pair recorded an additional four tracks, again with Olson. The result is a seven-track EP of folk-based songs. The record includes two W.B. Yeats poems set to music, as well as a field recording of a late-night Brooklyn walk - with percussionist Kilgour taking a silver spoon to the railings and lamp-posts of the borough. The tracks feature Fullbrook on acoustic and electric guitars, her distinctive vocals captured in a raw and natural form. Kilgour contributes on drums and an eclectic array of percussion, with guest appearances from Greg Vegas on saxophone, and Danny Tunick on bass and vibraphone.

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The Peregrines Featuring Bobby Britt

on Wed, 18 May 2016 at Ashington, Manor Buildings Barn 6:30pm

The Peregrines - guitar, Grant Gordy (USA), mandolin, Joe K Walsh (USA) bass, Ben Somers (UK) will be joined by ace fiddle player Bobby Britt (USA) for their EP Launch European Tour. Expect a fabulous evening of Contemporary Bluegrass and Trans-Atlantic acoustic music played by expert pickers and harmony vocalists. Come early for something to eat (small additional donation) or bring a pic-nic. Reserve your own seat in the intimate and informal space in our 18th century barn in the heart of West Sussex. Doors open from 6.30 - for 8.00pm show. Phone: 01903 892891 email: chris.aggs@virgin.net NB. Bring your own alcohol - only soft drinks, tea and coffee available.

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Kanako Horiuchi - Music From Okinawa ( + Benefit Concert For Victims Of Kumamoto Earthquake)

on Wed, 18 May 2016 at London The Ivy House - Nunhead 8:00pm

The music of Okinawa, in the deep south of Japan, has an indefinable island quality. A bit like everywhere but totally unlike anywhere. Okinawan music has developed from a unique set of influences down the centuries, as local traditions have mingled with those of sea faring and trading nations. Music has evolved organically until the present day, and while Japan's musical traditions have been largely forgotten or 'preserved' by societies, Okinawa is the country's only surviving enclave with a thriving and living local music rooted in a tradition. Kanako Horiuchi is one of the Ryukyu Island's (of which Okinawa is the biggest) leading musical ambassadors, travelling the world, spreading the sounds of the islands and sometimes collaborating with local musicians. Originally from Hokkaido, in the north of Japan, she headed south to study under some of the greats of Okinawan music, learning the real tradition from the real masters. At the same time, she developed a creative and experimental edge, joining a ska band in Okinawa, while her latest album was recorded in Senegal, West Africa, with kora player Falaye Sakho. Kanako became a fully qualified teacher of Ryukyu music in 2007, contributed to a tribute album for YMO legend, Haruomi Hosono, and had a documentary 'Non-Fiction W' , made about her by acclaimed filmmaker Yuji Nakae (Nabbie's Love, Pineapple Tours). At this very special and rare performance at the Ivy House, Kanako will be performing solo and will be joined by London based Japanese/Swiss sanshin player, violinist amd singer Mina Mermoud and members of the The London Sanshinkai. It promises to be an incredible evening of collaborations and traditions. For all lovers of Japanese and Okinawan music and culture and an interest in roots music from around the world. This will be a benefit concert for those affected by the earthquake that struck the Kumamoto and Aso region of Kyushu, Southern Japan. For more information on this event go to: https://farsidemusic.wordpress.com/2016/04/04/kanako-horiuchi-ivy-house-london-wednesday-may-18th-2016/ https://sites.google.com/site/londonsanshin/

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Los Pacaminos

on Thu, 19 May 2016 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:30pm

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Crh Music Presents Jo Harman

on Thu, 19 May 2016 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

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Kyle Carey

on Thu, 19 May 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Kyle Carey's Gaelic Americana is, quite simply, a delight. Drawing from both the American and British folk traditions and including some very fine originals, her songs are beautifully crafted and performed. She's assured, confident, charming and irresistible.

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Kyle Carey

on Thu, 19 May 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Kyle Carey's Gaelic Americana is, quite simply, a delight. Drawing from both the American and British folk traditions and including some very fine originals, her songs are beautifully crafted and performed. She's assured, confident, charming and irresistible.

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Sam Carter

on Thu, 19 May 2016 at Aldershot West End Centre 7:00pm

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Kieran Goss With Special Guest Annie Kinsella

on Thu, 19 May 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------- One man, one guitar and a voice sent express mail from Heaven... Time Out Magazine Long hailed as one of Ireland's leading songwriters and performers, Kieran Goss's music has won him fans across the globe. But if his songs have made him a star, his live shows have made him a legend. Live on stage is where Kieran Goss really shines. Kieran will perform the first half of the show solo and will be joined on stage in the second half by harmony singer Annie Kinsella. As Time Out Magazine wrote of their performance together: Individually, they are both gifted singers but when they sing together, magic happens the harmonies, the chemistry just sublime. www.kierangoss.com

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Beans On Toast @ Palladium Club, Bideford

on Thu, 19 May 2016 at Bideford Palladium Club 8:00pm

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Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers

on Thu, 19 May 2016 at Portsmouth The Square Tower 7:15pm

We can't tell you just how excited and honoured we are to be able to announce that we are hosting a show for the legendary Joe Mullins and his Radio Ramblers! And not just that - it will be the bands ONLY UK date! It's a long story, but suffice to say we are very lucky to be able to bring this one-off show to the Portsmouth area. We were lucky enough to catch Joe and the boys last year at the Grand 'Ole Opry on our first ever visit to Nashville. And what started out as a casual e-mail conversation has now ended up with the band flying into the UK to play for us, then flying onto Europe for other dates. The Radio Ramblers are: Joe Mullins (banjo /vocals)), Mike Terry (mandolin / vocals), Jason Barie (fiddle), Duane Sparks (guitar / vocals), and Randy Barnes (double bass). Mullins has earned 5 IBMA Awards and 3 SPBGMA Awards. Debuted on the historic Grand Ole Opry  July 2013 with regular guest appearances since. IBMA's Emerging Artists of the Year (2012). Album, Another Day From Life on Billboard's Top 15 Best Selling Albums (10/14). National Bluegrass Survey's Top 15 Albums (2/15-present). Featured Performers of Bluegrass nights at the Ryman in Nashville, TN (2011 & 2012). Song, "Now The Summer's Gone" on SiriusXM Bluegrass Junction's Most Played Tracks (10/14-present). What Music City Roots say about Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers: Joe Mullins is a classic character who could slip through a time machine to about 1961 and move around comfortably. And he's be among the coolest cats there in his Ohio home, fronting a bluegrass band and owning AM radio stations. Musically, he is one of the top bluegrass acts in the business along with his band the Radio Ramblers (Billboard)

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Serious Presents Teddy Thompson With Kelly Jones

on Thu, 19 May 2016 at London Union Chapel 7:00pm

With their first night at Union Chapel almost sold out, Teddy Thompson and Kelly Jones will play a second show on Thursday 19 May. On their debut collaboration, Little Windows, Teddy Thompson and American singer Kelly Jones give audiences engaging views of the joys and sorrows of love and the vagaries of the human heart. Longtime mutual admirers, Teddy and Kelly first sang together at LA's Club Largo in 2011. The songs that they've written since capture complex emotions with simple honesty. You can hear the give and take, the dynamics, the occasional imperfections, the deep human soul of performances. After their first London show sold out in eight minutes and their Celtic connections concert in Glasgow had to transfer from a small theatre to the 2,000 capacity Royal Concert Hall, Teddy and Kelly are looking forward to their first national tour together.

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Rory Mcleod & The Familiar Strangers

on Thu, 19 May 2016 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds 7:30am

Rory McLeod is an enduring and internationally popular performer who has now chosen to work with other musicians of quality who are successful in other genres, but sympathetic to his vision. 'The Familiar Strangers' bring a musical depth and range to compliment Rory's outstanding talents as wordsmith and to match his engaging and earthy performing qualities, the band is: Diego La Verde Rojas - Columbian Harp, Cuatro Bob Morgan - Clarinet, Saxophone Richard Sadler - Double Bass

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Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage - Debut Cambridge Show!

on Thu, 19 May 2016 at Cambridge The Boathouse 8:00pm

Huddled round a single vintage microphone, singing intimate duets with just mountain dulcimer, dobro and guitar Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage are a folk duo that look & sound classically timeless, yet feel refreshingly unique. Fleetingly, they may evoke a memory of Gram & Emmylou, Shirley & Davey, or Gillian & David but their warm distilling of influences from both sides of the big pond produces a refined sound that is decidedly their own. Both hailing from folk singing families in the flatlands of East Anglia, Hannah spent much of her formative years touring Europe with her family band in a converted school bus, singing folk songs acapella in the street in order to make enough money to move to the next city. However, a sea change and relocation to the US saw her soak up the influences from the American North East and take up the dulcimer. Meanwhile Ben was writing and touring with celebrated UK folk band The Willows whose albums Beneath Our Humble Soil and Amidst Fiery Skies were championed by the likes of the BBC's Bob Harris and Mike Harding. Within weeks of moving back the UK, Hannah braved her first time out solo at The Black Fen Folk Club, Cambridge and as fate would have it, Ben had just returned from tour. Ben went on to produce Hannah's solo debut Charms Against Sorrow, released in early 2015 to critical acclaim: Beautiful voice breathes new life into traditional material from both sides of the pond. Maverick Magazine Blessed with a peerlessly pure voice Catch her while you can! The Express Producer Ben Savage (The Willows) supplies exemplary dobro and acoustic guitar throughout. Acoustic Magazine Fresh from Spring recording sessions in Toronto with award winning producer David Travers-Smith this will be Hannah & Ben's first official duo show in Cambridge! TICKETS £10 IN ADVANCE (£8 for under 25s) Any remaining tickets to be sold for £12 on the door.

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Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage - Debut Cambridge Show!

on Thu, 19 May 2016 at Cambridge The Boathouse 8:00pm

Huddled round a single vintage microphone, singing intimate duets with just mountain dulcimer, dobro and guitar Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage are a folk duo that look & sound classically timeless, yet feel refreshingly unique. Fleetingly, they may evoke a memory of Gram & Emmylou, Shirley & Davey, or Gillian & David but their warm distilling of influences from both sides of the big pond produces a refined sound that is decidedly their own. Both hailing from folk singing families in the flatlands of East Anglia, Hannah spent much of her formative years touring Europe with her family band in a converted school bus, singing folk songs acapella in the street in order to make enough money to move to the next city. However, a sea change and relocation to the US saw her soak up the influences from the American North East and take up the dulcimer. Meanwhile Ben was writing and touring with celebrated UK folk band The Willows whose albums Beneath Our Humble Soil and Amidst Fiery Skies were championed by the likes of the BBC's Bob Harris and Mike Harding. Within weeks of moving back the UK, Hannah braved her first time out solo at The Black Fen Folk Club, Cambridge and as fate would have it, Ben had just returned from tour. Ben went on to produce Hannah's solo debut Charms Against Sorrow, released in early 2015 to critical acclaim: Beautiful voice breathes new life into traditional material from both sides of the pond. Maverick Magazine Blessed with a peerlessly pure voice Catch her while you can! The Express Producer Ben Savage (The Willows) supplies exemplary dobro and acoustic guitar throughout. Acoustic Magazine Fresh from Spring recording sessions in Toronto with award winning producer David Travers-Smith this will be Hannah & Ben's first official duo show in Cambridge! TICKETS £10 IN ADVANCE (£8 for under 25s) Any remaining tickets to be sold for £12 on the door.

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Guy Blakeslee In London

on Thu, 19 May 2016 at London Servant Jazz Quarters 8:00pm

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Terry Reid

on Thu, 19 May 2016 at Glasgow The Admiral 7:30pm

An intimate and up close evening with the legendary singer songwriter Terry Reid. Terry Reid, 'Superlungs' as he's affectionately known, is without doubt one of the greatest rock/soul voices this country has ever produced or is indeed likely to. A Terry Reid concert should be a cherished memory for any self-respecting fan of the greats of British music. Terry turned down the front man's job with Led Zeppelin, recommending his mate Robert Plant instead, a similar offer and rebuff to Deep Purple. Aretha Franklin's stated that The Beatles, Rolling Stones and Terry Reid were the best England had to offer in 1968. He underwent two World Tours with The Rolling Stones, US tours with Cream, UK tours with Jethro Tull and Fleetwood Mac, The Isle of White Festival in 1969 and Glastonbury in 1970, played at Mick Jagger's wedding, before soured record deals resulted in Terry leaving Britain for America nearly 40 years ago. A cult figure, he has always been a musicians musician where he is held in such high regard through out the industry. Come along and find out why.

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Clennell Hall Folk Festival

on Fri, 20 May 2016 at Morpeth Clennell Hall Country House 9:00am

Family Friendly weekend of Folk, Roots, World and Acoustic Music. Camping Included in Price. Lovely Setting, Fine Ales & Food, Late Bars. Accommodation is available in luxury en-suite rooms if required: Limited Number! Line-up: Prelude, Kimber's Men, Steel Threads, Diesel Therapy, The Cafferys, Two Coats Colder, We Steel Fliers, Mary Brettell, The Carl Cape Band, Greaves Taylor Gillon, Ron Gardner, John & Caroline Bushby, Beeswing, Bill Read, Caffrey & McGurk, Eric Sharp, Kieth Blackburn, Gareth Scott, Dave Forshaw

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Doncaster Folk Festival 2016

on Fri, 20 May 2016 at Doncaster Ukraine Centre|Doncaster Deaf Trust 7.00pm

Our annual Festival of Folk, Roots, Blues and Acoustic music features concerts by nationally and internationally renowned performers. As well as a sparkling line up of music, we will be bringing you a Festival of Traditional Dance in Doncaster's historic Town Centre, as well as Singarounds, Sessions, quality Home-Cooked Food and Real Ale! For further information visit www.doncasterfolkfestival.co.uk or follow us on Facebook. Doors open 1 hour before concert time. UNDER 13's GO FREE! Friday Evening Concert: Jez Lowe, Steve Tilston, Tilson & Lowe Friday Evening Ceilidh: Ceilidh Dance with Alterego Saturday Evening Concert: Flossie Malavialle, Les Barker, Holy Moly and the Crackers Venue addresses: Ukrainian Centre Beckett Rd Doncaster DN2 4AD Doncaster Deaf Trust Leger Way Doncaster DN2 6AY Late enquirers please call 01302 328756 to check that tickets are still available on the door. Our campsite is at Doncaster Deaf Trust - http://www.deaf-trust.co.uk/ and is open from 4.00pm on Friday 20th May

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Rustic Stomp Festival

on Fri, 20 May 2016 at Lymington Rustic Stomp 12:00pm

Rustic Stomp is the roots revival sister festival to Wonky Donk, with a line up featuring all things hillbilly, skiffle, rockabilly, bluegrass, blues and country. Quinn's Quinney, Cat Ratchers, Johnny Boxcars, The Severed Limb, Trav Cats, The Cursed Sons Day tickets are available on the gate priced £20 per day Location: Located in a field outside Leamington, Hampshire, grid ref: 50.767995 -1.540402

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9bach

on Fri, 20 May 2016 at Stowmarket John Peel Centre for Creative Arts 7:00pm

Compelling, highly original, haunting, dark, beguiling and exquisitely sung; a special band. 9Bach are: Lisa Jen (vocals), Martin Hoyland (guitars and percussion), Ali Byworth (drums and percussion), Dan Swain (bass guitar), Esyllt Glyn Jones (harp, vocals), and Mirain Roberts (vocals). 9Bach made their name by taking traditional Welsh Folk songs and recasting them onto a spectral and haunting sound canvas. Their first album 9Bach, released in 2009, was a dark and twisted journey, which created a new stark sound. The result is an atmospheric, evocative and emotional hybrid of the folk tradition and contemporary influences. Building on a deepened, almost ambient sound-picture, the songs take you into the landscape and the emotions that it evokes.

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Ian Siegal And Jimbo Mathus

on Fri, 20 May 2016 at Lowdham Village Hall 7:30pm

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

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Joel Savoy, Jesse Lége And The Cajun Country Revival

on Fri, 20 May 2016 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

"Two Cajuns and an old time string band walk into a bar..... Spanning generations the Cajun Country Revival is a veritable supergroup of American roots musicians. Comprised of Cajun musicians Jesse Lége and Joel Savoy and two members of Portland Oregon's Foghorn Stringband, this group presents a music that seems to embody all of the things that make life wonderful. Together, they've delighted audiences around the world celebrating rather than performing" the genre that unite them - Cajun music and early Country music. Son of Cajun music royalty Marc and Ann and the founder of the Louisiana-based label Valcour Records, Joel Savoy is a GRAMMY winner for his production work with The Band Courtbouillon and a nine-time GRAMMY nominee, as well as a two-time winner of the Cajun French Music Association's Fiddler of the Year Award. Sharing the stage with Joel for the last 15 years is the legendary Cajun powerhouse, Jesse Lége. Growing up in a rural pre-electricity home in Gueydan, LA, Jesse spoke Cajun French and learned music from relatives, neighbours and the family's much-loved battery-powered radio. Today he is one of the most admired Cajun accordionists and vocalists in the world, known especially for his high, clear, crying vocals. Completing the Revival for this tour are Stephen Sammy Lind (Minneapolis) on guitar and Nadine Landry (Québec) on double bass, two highly respected members of Foghorn Stringband, the band who continue to set the shining gold standard for American Stringband music.

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Bob Brolly And His Band

on Fri, 20 May 2016 at Soham The Brook 7:00pm

Bar snacks available from 7pm, Music starting 9pm. Award winning BBC radio personality, TV presenter and entertainer returns to The Brook for another evening of fun, dancing and music. Bob is a master at blending music and chat in an entertaining way and his great charm ensures he is popular with all ages.

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Chris Wood

on Fri, 20 May 2016 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

Promoted by Ash Keys Music www.ashkeysmusic.com (for further info) Chris Wood is an uncompromising writer whose music reveals his love for the un-official history of the English speaking people. With gentle intelligence he weaves the tradition with his own contemporary parables. His writing has been said to share the same timeless quality as Richard Thompson at his best. Following collaborations with Martin Carthy, Andy Cutting, Jean Francois Vrod and The Imagined Village among others, Chris moved centre stage enjoying both critical and commercial success on a far wider scale A multiple winner of BBC Folk Awards, Chris has toured with Joan Armatrading and recorded four solo albums to great acclaim. http://chriswoodmusic.co.uk/

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Hattie Briggs

on Fri, 20 May 2016 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

Three brilliant acts head to the bookshop for the Big Comfy Folk Club Hattie Briggs Hattie Briggs is a Gloucestershire based singer-songwriter and BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award Nominee 2014. The 22 year-old quit Oxford University in the 2nd year of her Russian degree to concentrate on her musical career in January 2014. Since then, her music has been played on TV, on BBC Radio 1, 2 and 6Music as well as many regional BBC radio stations. She released her debut album 'Red & Gold' on 6th April 2015 with a single 'A Beautiful Mind' on the same day. The album includes a cover of Eva Cassidy's version of 'Fields Of Gold', produced by Eva's brother, Dan Cassidy, who also plays a violin solo on the record. (Click here to go to the dedicated 'Red & Gold' page where you can read the latest reviews including Q magazine, the Maverick & R2, and order the album.) ​Hattie released her debut EP 'My Shepherd's Hut' in November 2013, and has subsequently had 5 singles in the iTunes singer-songwriter chart, including 'Pull Me Down' that reached number 19, and 'Old Eyes', that features jazz musician Alec Dankworth. Key live performances include the recent Cambridge Folk Festival, Cheltenham Jazz Festival and supports including Stornoway, Grant Nicholas (Feeder), Seth Lakeman and Sam Brookes. She was also a featured artist in an emerging talent documentary by BBC Introducing In The West and on Sky Arts in their Cambridge Folk Festival highlights programme aired in August 2015. She has been widely featured on many of the the popular UK e-zines and blogs including Back Street Mafia, Penny Black Music, For Folk's Sake, Folk Radio and Timber and Steel, the USA's Val's List and three in the Netherlands, Folk Lantern, MusicMeter and Dekrentennuitdepop. The local and national press are taking a keen interest with an appearance in the Independent, a 4 page spread in Cotswold Life, a lifestyle feature in Psychologies magazine and now a review in Holland's top music magazine, Lust for Life. Inspired by the likes of Joni Mitchell and James Taylor, Hattie recorded her debut album at Monnow Valley Studios, and it was produced by Peter Waterman (Joss Stone/Uriah Heep/Emma Ballantine). Seven of Hattie's songs from the album reached the semi-finals of the UK Songwriting Contest and she was the only artist who had two competing in the final ten. She completed her first 25 gig national tour supporting Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman all round the UK in April and May 2015 which was followed by her own 21 date national Living Room/Small Venue/Festival Tour during August and September. Hattie returned from her first European tour in November having played 19 gigs in Holland and gaining a new legion of fans along the way. At the end of November Hattie passed her goal of playing 100 gigs during 2015. Her Christmas single "Turn on the Lights" was released on 7th December and received airplay from Mark Radcliffe, and many other BBC presenters including Sam Bonham, Dan Chisholm, Claire Carter, and Phil Hammond. It received a brilliant review from Malcolm Carter of Penny Black Music. Hattie appeared for the second time in the November/December edition of R2 magazine in their Insight feature. 2016 promises an exciting start with the recording of her second album "Young Runaway" and a showcase tour including the Stables, Wavendon, the Maltings, Farnham, the Green Note and 30 others. She will follow that with another tour to Europe. In January Hattie won the Laurel Canyon Music awards for Best Debut Album and Best new Artist of 2015 Gareth Lee & Annie Baylis Gareth Lee & Annie Baylis have been described as a slick contemporary folk duo, who have a modern approach to creating a classic sound. It's a real pleasure to champion such fine talent, these are a duo you really want to keep an eye on Alex Gallacher, Folk Radio UK With an honest songwriting ethos at its core, the duos carefully crafted, intimate music is built upon the folk story culture, reflecting the path of life. Their first EP gained them support from Folk Radio UK, as featured Album of the Month and even captured the ears of legendary Whispering Bob Harris, where the pair were invited to do an 'Under the Apple Tree Session' at his home-studio in Oxfordshire. Lyrically its a pure delight Neil McFaydyen, Folk Radio UK They have supported the likes of Patsy Reid, The Webb Sisters, Bellowhead, Krista Detor, George Ezra and appeared at a variety of festivals across the UK, including Purbeck Valley Folk Festival, Wimborne Minster Folk Festival and Bromyard Folk Festval. Along with a selection of Folk Clubs; Uxbridge, The Ram and Grayshott. The winter of 2015, sees the release of their second EP 'Future Writer', a 'Songs from the Shed' Session and a UK/Ireland Tour Paris Georgia In April 2015 after Paris turned 20 years old, she released her debut EP 'Stranger To You' and headlined her launch night in her hometown Coventry. She reached number 2 in the iTunes UK Country Album Charts behind 'The Shires' knocking out Taylor Swift and Dolly Parton after just 24 hours of being on sale. After the success of her album, she spent three weeks in Nashville by herself in hope to perform a handful of shows. Instead, she had a song-writing session with Nashville born singer/songwriter Chris Rogers and BMI songwriter Steve O'Brien, performed shows every night around Nashville including the famous Bluebird Café and received an experience of a lifetime. Stage times Paris Georgia 8.00-8.35 Gareth Lee & Annie Baylis 8.50-9.30 Hattie Briggs 9.45-10.30 Doors open at 7pm. Bookshop bar will be serving hot and cold drinks including alcohol plus cake and crisps. No other food or drink to be brought onto the premises. For more info please see www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk www.twitter.com/bigcomfybooks www.facebook.com/thebigcomfybookshop www.instagram.com/bigcomfybooks

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Dan Walsh

on Fri, 20 May 2016 at Newcastle upon Tyne Mining Institute 7:30pm

After a highly successful 2015 which saw the release of critically acclaimed album 'Incidents and Accidents' and a practically non-stop tour schedule which saw successful tours of no fewer than seven countries, singer and banjo maestro Dan Walsh returns with another busy UK spring tour. Dan lived in Newcastle for six years and has a special place in his heart for the area so this should be a special night! This will be the first opportunity to hear new material from the next album from the man who 'matches up virtuoso playing and winning songwriting' (Morning Star). As always, expect the unexpected from this exciting and eclectic performer. 'Absolutely terrific' (MARK RADCLIFFE, BBC RADIO 2) 'Staggering virtuoso picking, an excellent voice and finely crafted lyrics' (ROCK SOCIETY) 'His banjo playing is second to none on the UK scene and he'd put many to shame in the US too' (R2) Dan will be supported by Simma, dubbed 'Newcastle's acoustic hero' by Metro.

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Big Boy Bloater & The Limits

on Fri, 20 May 2016 at Oxford Old Fire Station 7:30pm

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

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Gill Sandell

on Fri, 20 May 2016 at Durham Old Cinema Launderette 7:00pm

Venue is partially seated. Get in early if you want one. We have a bar and also sell soft/hot drinks. Tickets also available from the Launderette. If you have any special needs please email me at mrwishywashypresents@gmail.com. In the past few years, rising contemporary singer-songwriter Gill Sandell has played Wembley Arena and the Olympics Opening Ceremony with Frank Turner, as well as touring Europe, the UK and Australia as multiinstrumentalist with Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo. Yet Gill is at her most potent performing her own captivating blend of delicate but lyrical modernist folk: her sweet delivery disguises a dry wit and some darkly complex, nuanced songwriting, which is making waves on the UK grassroots folk and acoustic scene. An insightful writing style, impressive fiddle and ethereal harmonies. Beautiful and reflective. Maverick Gill's second solo record 'Light The Boats', features guest appearances from Adrian Crowley and Chris T-T, guitarist Ted Barnes, as well as long-term cohort Emily Barker and her fellow Red Clay Halo members, violinist Anna Jenkins and cellist Jo Silverston. It was well received and played by BBC Radio 2 (Dermot O'Leary, Bob Harris) BBC 6 Music (Cerys Matthews, Tom Robinson BBC Introducing) plus other BBC regional stations and local radio. Gill has recently finished recording her third album at Livingston Studios, due for release in May 2016. She will be touring with several of her fellow musicians, to accompany the release. Expect from the new songs - darkly poetic vocals, rich string and brass arrangements around guitar and piano, underpinned by a solid rhythm section from Ali Friend (Red Snapper/ Imagined Village) and Sebastian Hankins (The Leisure Society). "This is gorgeous, what a beautiful record" - Bob Harris Gill has a beautiful, clear soft voice which more than matches the sparse strings and rich piano that accompany it. From the first track you can tell this is an accomplished musician... I am smitten by her beautiful music. For Folk's Sake

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An Evening With Kieran Goss

on Fri, 20 May 2016 at Wigan Parish Church 7:00pm

Kieran Goss has long been regarded as one of Ireland's finest singer-songwriters. His shows are intimate occasions of warmth, humour and very strong and memorable songs. We think he is one of the most engaging performers we've ever seen . ( In case you're wondering, it's a long list) He got his first guitar aged 9 and absorbed the family record collection which included Frank Sinatra, Rolling Stones, Willie Nelson, and Kris Kristofferson. This may be part of the reason he has such a unique instantly recognisable sound.. He honed his craft as a street musician in Europe and New York and opening for such artists as Elvis Costello and Joe Jackson. His 1st album " Brand New Star" was released in 1989 and Mary Black was so impressed that she covered 2 of the songs from it. Since then he has become a huge name In Ireland with a double platinum selling album and has picked up considerable respect and support from U.S roots artists. He is particularly admired by such luminaries as Rodney Crowell and Don Williams. It is a particular pleasure for us to be working with an artist of his stature. He will performing the 1st half of the show solo and will be joined by Annie Kinsella for the 2nd half

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The Rosellys

on Fri, 20 May 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The Rosellys are a five piece Americana band from Bristol signed to Clubhouse Records. Regular tours to America clearly influence their song writing and live performances with close comparisons made to artists such as Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings to name a few. The Band formed when Rebecca (guitar/vocals) met Simon (guitar/vocals/fiddle) in 2005. They have toured extensively across the UK, Australia and America - notably the Southern States where San Antonio, Texas has become their second home. Allan (pedal steel/accordian/dobro) joined the band in 2006 - recording on all of their albums to date including Drive Through The Night (2006), One Way St (2008), Two Much Like Trouble (2011) and The Granary Sessions (2015). Matt (bass) joined the band in 2015 followed by Andy (drums) creating a powerful Alt-Country sound.

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Wild Willy Barrett's French Connection

on Fri, 20 May 2016 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

From a cafe in Paris, via a hoolie in Dublin, to a night out in New Orleans with rip-roaring fiddle and banjo - this band does it all !! - a fabulous show suitable for all ages, directed by the inimitable Wild Willy Barrett. The group's innovative arrangements are beautifully performed on instruments including the guitar, cello, fiddle, banjo and uilleann pipes, all overlaid with a large dose of wry humour. A wonderful evening of unique and fresh musical entertainment, very different from anything else you will experience in the UK at the moment.

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The Urban Voodoo Machine

on Fri, 20 May 2016 at Mansfield The Black Market 8:00pm

THE URBAN VOODOO MACHINE We know what you're thinking. You're thinking: Why should I care about The Urban Voodoo Machine? They've been around for ages, haven't they? Aren't they a novelty band who wears funny make-up? Don't they sometimes play jazz? Aren't half of them dead or something? So bear with us, sunshine, cos you clearly need educating. The story starts with Paul-Ronney Angel, a man with a double-barrelled first name. I could be a wanker about this and say the story starts with Bon Scott-era AC/DC with Tom Waits, or the Clash, Louis Armstrong, the Pogues, the Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Johnny Cash, Lionel Bart or Bertolt Brecht but let's stick with Paul-Ronney, it's quicker. Paul-Ronney Angel ate his parents and fled the fjords of Norway with just a bottle of moonshine and several slices of decomposing fish in his back pocket. (Before he left they tried him in the Norwegian Army he lasted a total of five hours.) After that, Angel washed up in London during the dying breaths of Thatcherism and took advantage of all that swinging London had to offer: he sold The Big Issue, busked Johnny Thunders & Robert Johnson numbers in Soho bus stops and played guitar for anyone who'd have him. The Urban Voodoo Machine came to him in 2002 as a fully-formed idea. He'd lead a band who'd play 'Bourbon Soaked Gypsy Blues Bop'n'Stroll'. They'd dress in black and red. There would be a LOT of them. And their music would sound like a great night out in a dangerous part of town. From the get-go, The UVM fused junkyard blues and stinging rockabilly with mariachi horns, fiddles, sinister cabaret and punk rock tangos. "I wanted to play rock'n'roll music with a different instrumentation," says Angel, "taking inspiration from everything from delta blues, latin and gypsy music without losing the spirit and attitude of punk." His lyrics part Lemmy, part Bob Dylan made other (more acclaimed) songwriters sound totally. Fucking. Boring. "We're not Americana and were definitely not 'retro'," says Angel. "I write songs about living in London right now. Although having a shit time, no money, heartbreak, mental illness, addiction and suppression from the big guy is kinda universal and timeless, I guess" Yeah-yeah-yeah, you're thinking, but can they cut it live? Well, there's a reason why they've played Glastonbury, Download, Latitude, Bestival, Hard Rock Calling and toured with The Pogues and New York Dolls. With an act honed alongside the burlesque dancers, snake-charmers and fire-eaters they call friends, The UVM have become one of the greatest live acts in the country terrifyingly bizarre, hysterically funny; a riot for the eyes and sensation for the ears: a sing-a-long, drink-a-long, clap-a-long affair. In 2006 they launched the Gypsy Hotel Club in the then-unfashionable part of London's East End, Dalston, a monthly Bourbon Soaked Snake Charmin' Rock'n'Roll Cabaret night for likeminded misfits, movers and shakers. Time Out Magazine wrote, "If you have 12 hours to live, spend it at Gypsy Hotel!" Magazines and newspapers have lauded them for their mariachi-influenced blues, whiskey-soaked country rags and punkabilly-style rave-ups (The Washington Post) and noted that they're drawing deep from a dirty well where Tom Waits, Nick Cave and Dick Dale are enjoying a burlesque all-nighter with Ennio Morricone" (Classic Rock). They became one of the few bands that could appear on Clive Anderson's Loose Ends on BBC Radio 4 and Britain's biggest heavy metal festival Download in the same year and win at both. In 2014, when Paul-Ronney named their third album Love, Drink & Death! he had no idea what the year had in store. In October, fiddle-player Rob Skipper died of an accidental heroin overdose, aged just 28. Guitarist Nick Marsh (formerly frontman of Flesh For Lulu) fought throat cancer throughout that year. He died in June 2015, aged 53. The Voodoo Machine transformed themselves into a New Orleans-style marching band for his funeral. The Urban Voodoo Machine Marching Band also played the Classic Rock Awards that year - the only band to do so without electricity. And that brings us to new album Hellhound Hymns. Marsh plays on eight of its 13 songs. (Angel: "He was really putting the hours in when he knew the cancer had come back. He was like, 'Right, these might be my last recordings with this band, so let's roll the tape and make it a good one!") To borrow one of the song titles, it's all mixed-up. It's part wake, part protest, part valediction a party at the gates of hell because the greatest tribute you can pay the dead is to live life to the full: We will sing and we will dance/We will drink and we will laugh/We will not forget the past and our fallen brothers

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Gerry Colvin Band

on Fri, 20 May 2016 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

The unique talents of singer-songwriter Gerry Colvin never cease to delight and entertain. With his band on stage with him, Gerry will make you laugh one minute and cry the next. It is a delight to welcome Gerry and his band back to Wessex Acoustic. Supporting Gerry, we have Dorchester/Weymouth based singer-songwriter extraordinaire Bob Kirkpatrick.

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Gerry Colvin Band

on Fri, 20 May 2016 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

The unique talents of singer-songwriter Gerry Colvin never cease to delight and entertain. With his band on stage with him, Gerry will make you laugh one minute and cry the next. It is a delight to welcome Gerry and his band back to Wessex Acoustic. Supporting Gerry, we have Dorchester/Weymouth based singer-songwriter extraordinaire Bob Kirkpatrick.

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Dunajske Kapelye At No.14 Bacon St

on Fri, 20 May 2016 at London No.14 Bacon St 7:00pm

Piotr Jordan - a familiar face (and violin) at No. 14 is joined by Flora Curzon (violin) and Zac Gvirtzman (accordion/clarinet) for an evening of folk music from the Balkans, the Gypsy diaspora and beyond. The roots of their music go way back to the origin of folk music itself to a time when people travelled free from the cares modern life, when they gathered their inspiration from the natural world and played music together to commune with those around them and remember those that had gone before them. Dunajska Kapelye's virtuosic playing and their passion for improvisation is cut through with an irresistible playfulness - the music detours into some unexpected places it arrives at its destination - "You can't help but leave with a big, stupid grin on your face" Metro

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Reg Meuross Solo At Yateley Village Hall

on Fri, 20 May 2016 at Yateley Village Hall 7:15pm

Reg Meuross returns to home town Yateley with his new album 'December'. Reg is a true modern day troubadour commenting on life as he sees it, with some of the most beautifully disarming songs and lyrics ever written. As FolkWords says, his songs are 'the hinges upon which swing the doors of perceptive English folk'. In this tour Reg will be playing all 10 songs from the new album as well as unfolding stories and characters from his 10 previous albums tenderly and masterfully. www.regmeuross.com Reg says: "Very excited to be playing in Yateley, the town where I was raised until the age of 17, where I started school and played my very first gig at Lately Folk Club. (I think Peter Bellamy was on the headline) I remember it was with two local friends who knew I could sing and write but not if I could play, so I said I could and in about a week I managed to bluff all the required 4 chords..what do you mean there's more than 4?" The gentle enchantment and genius of Reg Meuross David Kidman, Fatea Magazine sounds like a forgotten, American 60s classic with echoes of Dylan, Tom Paxton & Leonard Cohen
Robin Denselow, The Guardian Meuross, quite simply, is one of the best 
Malcolm Carter, Pennyblack Music

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Helter Skelter Presents Solana + Van Twolips

on Fri, 20 May 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

Gypsy Folk * Klezmer * Swing * Flamenco * Latin * Reggae * Trip-Hop * Chanson Roll on in to Jamboree for a HELTER SKELTER night of of GYPSY FEVER, with a 6-piece stomping gypsy folk band and some fizzing klezmer dance. Solana are where plaintive Spanish guitars meet exuberant Celtic flutes and irrepressible fiddles in a feast of Jiggery-Polkary", so says John Blakely of Ear Trumpet Music. An instrumental gypsy-folk band from all over Europe, their sound encompasses folk, swing, klezmer, flamenco, Latin, reggae and trip-hop. Their live shows combine intricate arrangements with energetic performances and healthy improvisation, creating a merry vortex of dance. van Twolips play sweet, dreamy and sexy accordion-fuelled Balkan folk / chanson.

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Thomas Truax + Vinny Peculiar

on Fri, 20 May 2016 at Salford The Eagle Inn 7:30pm

American Thomas Truax is one of the most imaginative characters on the pop music fringe. He travels the world performing with his evolving 'band' of surreal, self-made Harry Partch-esque instruments including a motorised drum machine made of bike wheels called 'Mother Superior' and a pimped-up Dr. Seuss-ian Gramophone called 'The Hornicator', as well as guitar. UNCUT magazine says 'Truax is shaping up nicely as one of the great rock eccentrics' while Splendid magazine called him 'one of the five or ten best singer/songwriters in the world that you've never heard of an exceptional talent, unique and resistant to comparison'. He crafts rich, poetically evocative songs about insects, trees, technology and a lifelong obsession with things lunar, including various reasons 'Why Dogs Howl at The Moon'. His eight studio LPs include highly rated covers album Songs From The Films Of David Lynch. Notable supporters and collaborators include Jarvis Cocker, Duke Special, Richard Hawley, Amanda Palmer and the late author Terry Pratchett. He has a track on the Shakespearian album Food Of Love, released in April on Autolycus Records in conjunction with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. 'It's a mutual exchange of blood, bone, wood and metal, most of which is home grown. If you leave a Truax show without smiling somewhere in your body, you're fucked' Richard Hawley 'When he performs, it is a spectacle the originality and seeming impossibility of what he does is much of the appeal' The Guardian This double-bill also features Vinny Peculiar. British musician and poet Vinny Peculiar (aka Alan Wilkes) has been variously described as 'an under-sung national treasure' (Uncut), 'a warm-hearted Morrissey' (Q) and 'the missing link between Jarvis Cocker and Roger McGough' (Irish Times). He's released eleven albums of outsider pop music to great critical acclaim with current album release Down The Bright Stream on his own Shadrack & Duxbury Records continuing to gain plaudits. Raised a Methodist in the north Worcestershire village of Catshill, he trained as a nurse working in long stay learning disability & mental health hospitals, a primary influence on his upcoming album, Silver Meadows, due on 6 June. Much of Vinny's work is autobiographical: songs are candid, poignant and self effacing you really need to hear them. He also writes occasional poems and runs workshops. He has collaborated with KLF's Bill Drummond as an artist in residence and on numerous house concerts. Various bands have included ex-members of The Smiths, Oasis, Aztec Camera and The Fall. He's also the primary songwriter in Parlour Flames, a band he founded with Bonehead. Vinny's work is often compared to the likes of Eels, John Cooper Clarke and the more pastoral elements of The Kinks. He's played stages far and wide, opening for British Sea Power, Edwyn Collins and Luke Haines among others, and is a former compere on the Glastonbury Acoustic Stage.

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Cavan Moran

on Fri, 20 May 2016 at Manchester The Whiskey Jar 7:30pm

We're delighted to be helping Cavan Moran release his debut album, Forever On The Road/Forever At Home! Cavan Moran is a singer-songwriter from Manchester. He has already graced some of the world's finest stages, including London's Union Chapel, New York's Knitting Factory and La Flèche D'Or in Paris and the songs he writes are built to fill such stunning spaces. His first EP, Five Simple Crimes, released in the autumn of 2013, gave more than a hint of what was to come. As the Manchester Evening News wrote: 'You are instantly struck by the beauty and the subtlety of his arrangements, the judicious sprinklings of harmonica, cello and female backing vocals all adding to the heart string-tugging effect.' Moran considers France to be his second home and tours there on at least a bi-annual basis. It was therefore apt that in September 2014, he signed to the French label Celebration Days Records, who will be releasing his debut album Forever On The Road/Forever At Home in April 2016. In February of 2015, Moran released Lonely Rival on 7 backed by Pricked To A Pattern on his own C33 Records label, which was included in Piccadilly Records' Staff Picks. The album promises to be just as breathtaking. 'A musical giant amongst a city full of stunted performers' See Sound 'Cavan Moran: a man rewriting the troubadour rulebook with stunning results' Manchester Evening News This show takes place in the live music basement of The Whiskey Jar, situated on Tariff Street in the Northern Quarter.

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Behind The Songs - Tobias Ben Jacob

on Fri, 20 May 2016 at Exeter Hope Hall Arts 7:30pm

Tobias ben Jacob performs an intimate acoustic concert at Hope Hall Arts. As well as airing some completely new material the perfomance will include the stories, inspirations and creative processes behind some of the songs.

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Dar Williams Live At Thorner Victory Hall Leeds

on Fri, 20 May 2016 at Leeds Thorner Victory Hall 7:00pm

The hugely talented Dar Williams rated by many as one of the best singer/songwriters of the past 20 years pays a visit to Thorner in May. Her thoughtful songs, many based on personal experiences, have brought the Westchester County, New York artiste a lot of praise and a sizable fan base. Emerald, her ninth studio album, was released in 2015, and was hailed as powerful, deep and mature by the critics. The Telegraph included her in their recent top 60 female singer/songwriters' list while the likes of Lucinda Williams and Gretchen Peters have praised her output. Dar Williams is a songwriter of immense talent and her new album, Emerald, is a work of real depth. (Daily Telegraph)

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James Hickman And Dan Cassidy

on Sat, 21 May 2016 at Broseley Birchmeadow Centre 7:30pm

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Blowzabella

on Sat, 21 May 2016 at Oxford St Barnabas Church 7:30pm

In association with Folk Weekend Oxford and Oxfolk. A rare visit to Oxford for Blowzabella. Doors open 7:30pm. Starts at 8pm. Finishes by 11pm latest. It's a dance but if you don't want to dance just come and listen. There is a DANCE WORKSHOP from 3pm to 4:30pm. Some great English traditional dances and some of the European couple dances that Blowzabella have popularised over the last 30+ years. The aim of the workshop is to help people get the most from a Blowzabella gig. All ages and abilities welcome. There's plenty for experienced dancers to learn too. The band play acoustically for the workshop so it's also like an unplugged Blowzabella gig. The DANCE WORKSHOP is FREE for evening ticket holders. If you just want to come to the workshop and not the evening gig it's £5 (no concessions) PAYABLE ON THE DOOR ONLY, no need to book, just turn up. There will be a bar. Parking is not easy around the venue. There is an excellent Park & Ride Service for those coming from outside Oxford.

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Blowzabella

on Sat, 21 May 2016 at Oxford St Barnabas Church 7:30pm

In association with Folk Weekend Oxford and Oxfolk. A rare visit to Oxford for Blowzabella. Doors open 7:30pm. Starts at 8pm. Finishes by 11pm latest. It's a dance but if you don't want to dance just come and listen. There is a DANCE WORKSHOP from 3pm to 4:30pm. Some great English traditional dances and some of the European couple dances that Blowzabella have popularised over the last 30+ years. The aim of the workshop is to help people get the most from a Blowzabella gig. All ages and abilities welcome. There's plenty for experienced dancers to learn too. The band play acoustically for the workshop so it's also like an unplugged Blowzabella gig. The DANCE WORKSHOP is FREE for evening ticket holders. If you just want to come to the workshop and not the evening gig it's £5 (no concessions) PAYABLE ON THE DOOR ONLY, no need to book, just turn up. There will be a bar. Parking is not easy around the venue. There is an excellent Park & Ride Service for those coming from outside Oxford.

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Steve Tilston

on Sat, 21 May 2016 at Accrington Peel Park Hotel 7:00pm

Inspiration behind the 2015 Al Pacino movie, Danny Collins, Steve Tilston has enjoyed an impressive career as one of the UK's most celebrated songsmiths. Recording his debut album, An Acoustic Confusion, in 1971, Steve has been creating quality albums ever since; collecting awards worldwide and working with some of the world's finest musicians along the way. In more recent times, Steve has been propelled into mainstream consciousness when a lost letter, written to Steve by John Lennon resurfaced. This story famously went on to inspire the 2015 Al Pacino film Danny Collins.

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Dan Bettridge / The Engineers

on Sat, 21 May 2016 at Newbury ACE Space 8:00pm

Double headliner with:- Dan Bettridge A young singer-songwriter who is beginning to be noticed, and lauded, beyond the Welsh sleepy seaside village that is his home. Dan was raised in a house full of music, with exposure to the likes of Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens and James Taylor from an early age. His music belies his years, although he somehow manages to simultaneously sound both contemporary and classic. In October he was one of the featured artists in Jo Whiley's Introducing show o Radio 2 and later that month the artist of the week on BBC Wales. Earlier in the year he talked to and played for Radio 2's whispering Bob Harris at the nearby Truck Festival The Engineers At their first public appearance as The Engineers at ACE Space in March 2015 so many of the audience told us how much they'd enjoyed their set. So, we just had to get them back. A group of very talented local musicians, individuals members of the band well known to the Unplugged audience. Asked about their music in an interview for the Newbury Weekly News they said We are playing original songs written by Calum, Rick and of course, the late Des Simmons who many people will remember as a very gifted songwriter. We like a folk and rootsy American vibe and the subject matter is as varied as we are. Calum's songs are often personal, Rick and Des' songs can be poetic. Adam likes writing songs about otters but the rest of the band aren't so keen.

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Dan Bettridge / The Engineers

on Sat, 21 May 2016 at Newbury ACE Space 8:00pm

Double headliner with:- Dan Bettridge A young singer-songwriter who is beginning to be noticed, and lauded, beyond the Welsh sleepy seaside village that is his home. Dan was raised in a house full of music, with exposure to the likes of Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens and James Taylor from an early age. His music belies his years, although he somehow manages to simultaneously sound both contemporary and classic. In October he was one of the featured artists in Jo Whiley's Introducing show o Radio 2 and later that month the artist of the week on BBC Wales. Earlier in the year he talked to and played for Radio 2's whispering Bob Harris at the nearby Truck Festival The Engineers At their first public appearance as The Engineers at ACE Space in March 2015 so many of the audience told us how much they'd enjoyed their set. So, we just had to get them back. A group of very talented local musicians, individuals members of the band well known to the Unplugged audience. Asked about their music in an interview for the Newbury Weekly News they said We are playing original songs written by Calum, Rick and of course, the late Des Simmons who many people will remember as a very gifted songwriter. We like a folk and rootsy American vibe and the subject matter is as varied as we are. Calum's songs are often personal, Rick and Des' songs can be poetic. Adam likes writing songs about otters but the rest of the band aren't so keen.

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Piva

on Sat, 21 May 2016 at Taunton Halsway Manor 8:00pm

A lively and entertaining evening of Renaissance music with one of the UK's leading early music ensembles. "Piva perform with style and panache". fRoots Magazine

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Piva

on Sat, 21 May 2016 at Taunton Halsway Manor 8:00pm

A lively and entertaining evening of Renaissance music with one of the UK's leading early music ensembles. "Piva perform with style and panache". fRoots Magazine

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Chris Wood

on Sat, 21 May 2016 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 6:00pm

We are thrilled to be welcoming Chris Wood back to the Tolmen Centre on his tour to showcase his new album. Chris was a huge success on his last visit and we expect the same combination of original songs, bitingly telling or movingly tender, dazzling guitar work , and his uniquely engaging conversation. Venue open 6pm, curtain up 7.30pm prompt. Pre-show meals MUST be booked in advance via 01326 341353, numbers strictly limited.

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Chris Wood

on Sat, 21 May 2016 at Falmouth The Tolmen Centre 6:00pm

We are thrilled to be welcoming Chris Wood back to the Tolmen Centre on his tour to showcase his new album. Chris was a huge success on his last visit and we expect the same combination of original songs, bitingly telling or movingly tender, dazzling guitar work , and his uniquely engaging conversation. Venue open 6pm, curtain up 7.30pm prompt. Pre-show meals MUST be booked in advance via 01326 341353, numbers strictly limited.

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Dar Williams (usa) + Lesley Roley

on Sat, 21 May 2016 at Gateshead Caedmon Hall 8:00pm

Folk singer songwriter special

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Steve Ashley @ Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 21 May 2016 at Ascott-under-Wychwood The Swan 7:30pm

Sat 21st May Steve Ashley @ Wychwood Folk Club + Support by The Swan Inn, Shipton Road, Ascott -u- Wychwood, Oxon, OX7 6AY Tickets £10.00 in advance £12.00 on the door Start 8pm.Doors 7.30pm Contact: Mark/Elaine 01993831427 or 07870563299 wychwoodfolkclub@gmail.com Steve Ashley is one of British folk's finest singer-songwriters. His songs have been covered by a legion of folk artists, including Fairport Convention, Anne Briggs, Martin Simpson, Wizz Jones, Phil Beer, Maggie Boyle, The Bushwackers, Grace Notes, The Arizonas, Sproatly Smith, The Owl Service and St Agnes Fountain, among many others. His album career began in 1974 with an award-winning debut - the ground-breaking 'Stroll On', which to this day, is still regarded as a folk-rock classic. In total, Steve's released ten albums of original songs - consistently melding tradition with innovation and delivering intelligent and inspired English poetry, amid beautifully distinctive original melodies. His latest album, 'This Little Game' has been well received with many rave reviews and listed in The Telegraph's Best Folk Albums of 2015. He's recorded with Anne Briggs, Shirley Collins, Linda Thompson, Robin Williamson, Richard Thompson, Danny Thompson and various members of Fairport Convention and also performed his songs with chamber orchestras conducted by Nick Drake's arranger, the late Robert Kirby. A lead singer with The Albion Country Band and his own Ragged Robin, Steve is a consummate entertainer and has what America's Variety magazine has called 'one of the funniest dry stage raps'. In 2013 the prolific rock author, Dave Thompson published a musical biography of Steve's career: Fire and Wine An Armchair Guide to Steve Ashley with contributions from Dave Pegg, Chris Leslie, Shirley Collins, Linda Thompson, Colin Irwin and many others. If you like songs that are edgy, challenging and compassionate - and some times very funny - then don't miss this performance. He's one of the British folk scene's finest singer-songwriters. Mike Harding

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Ange Hardy And Lukas Drinkwater

on Sat, 21 May 2016 at Sutton Benger Village Hall 7:30pm

Folk broadcaster Mike Harding referred to Ange as one of the most interesting, powerful and talented singers and songwriters to come out of recent years and her 2016 gigs with Lukas Drinkwater will serve to cement their position as two of this generations greatest performers. Ange Hardy & Lukas Drinkwater formed as a duo for the multi-award winning Esteesee, an album of original music based on the life and work of the 18th century poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Written and produced by Ange, it featured Steve Knightley, Patsy Reid and Archie Churchill-Moss amongst a cast of 11 top folk musicians. They perform live with a 27-string Salvi harp, 3 different Martin guitars, a parlour guitar, a double bass, an array of traditional whistles, an Indian shruti box and Irish bodhrán drum. Singing new material with a timeless English feel as well as number of reinterpreted traditional folk songs, all accented with Ange's innovative and subtle use of loop pedals to build layers of vocal harmony live from the stage. Lukas brings a fresh angle and bolder sound to many of Ange's songs, as well as allowing her to perform a number of songs from her albums that Ange hasn't regularly performed as a solo artist. Ange and Lukas are currently writing new material for their 2016 studio album Findings. Their new songs draw heavily from the folk tradition and broadly focus on the themes of family, migration and local trades. "Findings" are the parts used to join jewellery components together to create something beautiful; this new album is about bringing together two musicians to create something even greater than the sum of their parts. Lukas Drinkwater has previously been seen performing in a duo with regular BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominated Jim Causley, as one half of a duo with Tobias ben Jacob, with European festival favourites Tankus the Henge and 3 Daft Monkeys, playing Jazz percussion for Lisa Marini, performing with The Little Unsaid and recording countless sessions with esteemed funk & soul producer Lack of Afro). Twice last year he performed live on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show and on top of that he's found time to play as a session musician for Lucy Ward, Sam Kelly and many more. Sutton Benger Village Hall is an intimate setting with great accoustics, friendly hosts and real ales at the bar. WE look forward to welcoming you.

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The Sparrows Of Paris

on Sat, 21 May 2016 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.45pm. 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... Trio The Sparrows of Paris present vintage French jazz and Musette music from the 1920s to 50s. Headed by French jazz singer Carolyn Saint-Pé with Josh Middleton on accordion and Julia Doyle on double bass, The Sparrows of Paris transport you to Paris in black and white with a set specially devised for The Green Note comprising French songs and French and American jazz.

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Sean Taylor.

on Sat, 21 May 2016 at Glossop The Globe Inn 8:00pm

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Grinch Mountain

on Sat, 21 May 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Grinch Mountain are London's premier traditional bluegrass band, paying tribute to the American string bands of the 1940s and '50s. Their five piece lineup consists of banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar and double bass, playing a mix of driving instrumentals, and songs with high lonesome lead vocals and 3 part harmonies.

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Rory Mcleod & The Familiar Strangers

on Sat, 21 May 2016 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

Rory McLeod is an enduring and internationally popular performer who has now chosen to work with other musicians of quality who are successful in other genres, but sympathetic to his vision. 'The Familiar Strangers' bring a musical depth and range to compliment Rory's outstanding talents as wordsmith and to match his engaging and earthy performing qualities, the band is: Diego La Verde Rojas - Columbian Harp, Cuatro Bob Morgan - Clarinet, Saxophone Richard Sadler - Double Bass Part of '7 Days In May'

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Bruce Molsky

on Sat, 21 May 2016 at Towersey The Three Horseshoes 7:30pm

Bruce Molsky is one of America's premier fiddling talents and a twice-Grammy-nominated artist on fiddle, banjo, guitar and song. He has dug into the deepest reaches of mountain music, while growing his own unique voice. Bruce holds a stage as few other musicians can. His skill at performing a deep and varied repertoire and a reverence for the past, combined with a relaxed, conversational wit, draws listeners in as if they were sitting on the front porch of Carnegie Hall.

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Mumbo-jumbo: Troubadours & Raconteurs

on Sat, 21 May 2016 at Chinley Community Centre 7:30pm

Elegant country blues and vibrant good-time roots music from these British Blues Award nominees. A great live band with excellent musicianship, powerful songs and punchy vocals. Licensed bar with real ales, wine, soft drinks tea and coffee. Disabled access.

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Before The Gold Rush At The Slaughtered Lamb

on Sat, 21 May 2016 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

The finest folk and Americana live music night in London.

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Helter Skelter With Don Kipper + Guests!

on Sat, 21 May 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

Klezmer * Turkish Fasil * Greek Rembetika * Brazilian Samba * Celtic * West African * A Helter Skelter night of all of the above! The ace Don Kipper will be zigzagging through the exotic sounds of Klezmer, Turkish Fasil and Greek Rembetika with bursts of Brazilian Samba, Celtic and West African music.

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Janileigh Cohen

on Sat, 21 May 2016 at Manchester The Three Minute Theatre 7:00pm

A Wonderful evening of contemporary folk music, celebrating the long awaited EP Launch of 'As A Child' from Bolton songstress Janileigh Cohen.

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Concertina Workshop With Francis Cunningham

on Sat, 21 May 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 1:30pm

Workshop for intermediate-advanced players

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Concertina Workshop With Francis Cunningham

on Sat, 21 May 2016 at Belfast Crescent Arts Centre 1:30pm

Workshop for intermediate-advanced players

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Chris Wood

on Sun, 22 May 2016 at Topsham Matthews Hall 7:30pm

'Chris Wood has managed this magical thing, writing songs on contemporary themes or putting music to Hugh Lupton's words that absolutely fit hand in glove with traditional songs but are totally modern.' - Ian Anderson, fRoots magazine

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Fairport Convention

on Sun, 22 May 2016 at Lewes All Saints Arts Centre 7:30pm

We are thrilled to be bringing these folk legends to Lewes! Fairport Convention has been making great music for nearly fifty years. Credited with originating British folk-rock music, the band has been through many changes but the current members retain a passion for live performance. Fairport Convention has attracted critical acclaim: the band has won a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award; Radio 2 listeners voted Fairport's groundbreaking album Liege & Lief 'The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time'; and their story has been celebrated with a major documentary on BBC Four television. Fairport Convention features Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, Ric Sanders on violin and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion. Whether you are a long-time fan or a newcomer to their music, an evening with Fairport Convention is sure to surprise and 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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Jonny Marks

on Sun, 22 May 2016 at Soham The Brook 12:00pm

Sunday Carvery available from Noon (at an additional price) , Music starting 2pm. Join us for a wonderful afternoon with this Country and Irish singing star

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Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

on Sun, 22 May 2016 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 7:30pm

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Daoirí Farrell

on Sun, 22 May 2016 at Teddington The Adelaide 7:45pm

Venue change this week: The Adelaide, 57 Park Road, Teddington, TW11 0AU Singer and bouzouki player Daoirí (pronounced Derry) Farrell from Dublin, Ireland is set to claim the title of a Paul Brady for his generation. Powerful, perceptive and fluid vocals are teamed with an instrumental musicianship honed through years of study. The result is a musician hailed as "one of the most important traditional singers to emerge in the last decade " by Donal Lunny. Although Daoirí took up music at the relatively late age of 16 and only started to perform at 23, he has come a long way since the release of his debut album The First Turn, in 2009. The singer has continued to rise and gain in stature among the Irish folk-singing circuit since then, and has gone on to tour the album throughout Ireland, England, Scotland, France, Germany, America, Canada and India to acclaim. While all this was going on, Daoirí was pursuing a Music Degree in Dundalk IT's Applied Music course and later went on to complete his MA in Music Performance at the World Academy of Music in the University of Limerick; busy times for Daoirí on both an academic and performance level. Since leaving college, he has regularly performed in some of the many singing circles and folk clubs around Ireland, from Dublin's famous Góilin singers club to the All-Ireland Fleadh, where he was named the 2013 All Ireland Champion Singer! Daoirí is also the singer in Four Winds, whose first album was released last year.

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Daoirí Farrell

on Sun, 22 May 2016 at Teddington The Adelaide 7:45pm

Venue change this week: The Adelaide, 57 Park Road, Teddington, TW11 0AU Singer and bouzouki player Daoirí (pronounced Derry) Farrell from Dublin, Ireland is set to claim the title of a Paul Brady for his generation. Powerful, perceptive and fluid vocals are teamed with an instrumental musicianship honed through years of study. The result is a musician hailed as "one of the most important traditional singers to emerge in the last decade " by Donal Lunny. Although Daoirí took up music at the relatively late age of 16 and only started to perform at 23, he has come a long way since the release of his debut album The First Turn, in 2009. The singer has continued to rise and gain in stature among the Irish folk-singing circuit since then, and has gone on to tour the album throughout Ireland, England, Scotland, France, Germany, America, Canada and India to acclaim. While all this was going on, Daoirí was pursuing a Music Degree in Dundalk IT's Applied Music course and later went on to complete his MA in Music Performance at the World Academy of Music in the University of Limerick; busy times for Daoirí on both an academic and performance level. Since leaving college, he has regularly performed in some of the many singing circles and folk clubs around Ireland, from Dublin's famous Góilin singers club to the All-Ireland Fleadh, where he was named the 2013 All Ireland Champion Singer! Daoirí is also the singer in Four Winds, whose first album was released last year.

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Julie Felix At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 22 May 2016 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

When we last booked Julie Felix we put out a load of stuff about her being a proper folk legend with a top flight career going right back to the sixties. Well forget all that. What we got was a performance of stunning vibrancy, passion and energy from a superbly talented and connected singer, performer and activist which couldn't have been more connected and relevant. Forget the legacy, Julie Felix is all about tomorrow. You get to be a legend for a reason. 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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Kadia

on Sun, 22 May 2016 at Bournemouth Trouville Hotel 7:00am

Brilliant Dorset folk trio launch new album. Their guests are on UK tour.

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Kadia

on Sun, 22 May 2016 at Bournemouth Trouville Hotel 7:00am

Brilliant Dorset folk trio launch new album. Their guests are on UK tour.

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Blowzabella

on Sun, 22 May 2016 at Stowmarket John Peel Centre for Creative Arts 7:30pm

Blowzabella are Andy Cutting diatonic button accordion; Jo Freya vocals, saxophone, clarinet; Paul James bagpipes, saxophones; Gregory Jolivet hurdy-gurdy; David Shepherd violin; Barn Stradling bass guitar; Jon Swayne bagpipes, saxophone. Blowzabella is a genuinely unique band that makes an inimitable, driving, drone-based sound played with a fabulous sense of melody, rhythmic expertise and sheer feeling. They compose their own music which is influenced by English and European traditional dance music. All the band members compose and many of their tunes are standards in the modern British/European folk repertoire and are played by people all over the world. Bands across Europe who experiment with folk music often cite Blowzabella as a major influence. Much loved and respected, there is no one else quite like them.

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Blowzabella

on Sun, 22 May 2016 at Stowmarket John Peel Centre for Creative Arts 7:30pm

Blowzabella are Andy Cutting diatonic button accordion; Jo Freya vocals, saxophone, clarinet; Paul James bagpipes, saxophones; Gregory Jolivet hurdy-gurdy; David Shepherd violin; Barn Stradling bass guitar; Jon Swayne bagpipes, saxophone. Blowzabella is a genuinely unique band that makes an inimitable, driving, drone-based sound played with a fabulous sense of melody, rhythmic expertise and sheer feeling. They compose their own music which is influenced by English and European traditional dance music. All the band members compose and many of their tunes are standards in the modern British/European folk repertoire and are played by people all over the world. Bands across Europe who experiment with folk music often cite Blowzabella as a major influence. Much loved and respected, there is no one else quite like them.

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Clive Gregson

on Sun, 22 May 2016 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

As literate and cogent a writer as anyone has the right to be. Masterful!

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Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker

on Sun, 22 May 2016 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 3:00pm

2015 BBC Folk Award winners Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker cite Sandy Denny and Nic Jones as influences but have captivated audiences with their own intricate guitar style and Josienne's emotionally affecting voice. Exquisite songs of love and loss, both original and traditional are contrasted by a self deprecating onstage humour that's seen them become the most acclaimed new artists on the English folk scene. Part Of '7 Days In May'

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Bruce Molsky

on Sun, 22 May 2016 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

One of the most influential old-time fiddlers around, Bruce Molsky is also a remarkable guitarist, banjoist and singer. His high-spirited music melds the archaic mountain sounds of Appalachia, the power of blues and the rhythmic intricacies of traditional African music. The Washington Post says Bruce's music "set[s] into motion melodies that radiate enormous spirit and momentum," and Sing Out! says his fiddling "combines precision and abandon so perfectly that it raises the hairs on the back of your neck." America's Association for Independent Music chose his Poor Man's Troubles as Traditional Folk section winner in their annual album awards.

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Summer Folk Party With Threepenny Bit

on Sun, 22 May 2016 at Oxford The Isis Farmhouse 2:30pm

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New Roots Presents: Bernhard Schimpelsberger

on Sun, 22 May 2016 at London The Winemaker's Club 7:00pm

The Winemaker's Club 41A Farringdon Street, London EC4A 4AN Ph: 020 7236 2936. Doors 7.00 pm. Performance from 7.45 pm. Nearest tube Farringdon, 3 minutes walk. For all enquiries please contact newrootsevents@gmail.com New Roots presents a unique concert in a unique venue. The Winemakers is a strikingly atmospheric 80 capacity candle-lit stone arch set in the vaults of Holborn Viaduct. It's attached to the Winemakers Club, a beautiful independently run wine, whiskey and craft beer bar. British-Austrian drummer Bernhard Schimpelsberger grew up in Austria deeply rooted in Jazz and Western classical music, but it was his studies in Indian classical music with Tabla master Suresh Talwalkar that shaped his unique outlook on music. He has collaborated and toured the globe with Anoushka Shankar, Nitin Sawhney, Talvin Singh, Susheela Raman amongst others. Described as 'one of the most technique gifted and tasteful players we have seen in a long time' (Drummer Magazine) his compositions uniquely bridge the musical worlds of India and the West. This special concert celebrates the departure of Bernhards journey to 10 European cities. In each city he will collaborate with some of Europe's most exciting musicians, creating a soundtrack for each city. Bernhards 'musical bags' for the trip are his Rhythm Diaries,a collection of his compositions and the stories behind them. Through the course of his journey they will grow and evolve. For this special evening you can witness them in their original and raw form, presented by Bernhards unique collection of instruments in this stunningly intimate location. To celebrate the beginning of his journey Bernhard will be joined by 3 exquisite special guests, oud player Saied Silbak, violinist Preetha Naranayan and cellist Tara Franks.

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Lauren Ray Plus Richi Jones

on Sun, 22 May 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Lauren Ray is an artist and songwriter currently residing in London, UK. She has a Polish/South African father and English/Irish mother and they, along with her three siblings, have lived in South Africa, Poland, Austria and the UK. This migratory life seeps into Lauren's songwriting, with the kind of complicated love songs that are born of spending life losing and making new friends. She has recently been songwriting in London, LA and Nashville for both herself and for other up and coming artists. Americana artist to watch (The US Examiner). A Rising Star from the UK with a gorgeous voice and stage presence to match (Pop Rinse Repeat). Support comes from Richi Jones. Tickets: £8 Tickets available from the Cafe or www.wegottickets.com

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Rollo Markee & Lewis Feilding

on Sun, 22 May 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

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... Rollo and Lewis are two of the UK's finest blues musicians. Having established their reputations on the European and British Blues scenes, they came together two years ago to develop a blues duo which draws upon their huge collective knowledge of blues music. They play a repertoire of songs which reflect their passion for this music. "You guy's have got it, So you better use it" Hubert Sumlin (Howlin Wolf's Guitarist)

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Josh Kumra + Lorraine Wood + Elaine Palmer

on Sun, 22 May 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- The Magic Numbers' brother and sister Romeo and Michele Stodart are hosting a monthly night here at Green Note. They're going to be showcasing new acts as well as established artists they've admired throughout their career. Alongside special surprise guests and collaborations, you might even see the hosts themselves perform. Live performances from the night will feature on the band's podcast which will be launching on May 29th. This aims to be a special evening with a real touch of magic. This month featuring.... Elaine Palmer + Lorraine Wood + Josh Kumra * Plus Special Guests * JOSH KUMRA: Josh Kumra has a voice you might know but a name you may not. A singer/songwriter brought up to the sounds of Bob Dylan, Van Morrison and Nina Simone, his voice is older than his time. After releasing his debut album on Sony RCA he is now working on his second record and playing some intimate shows to showcase his new material. LORRAINE WOOD: Lorraine Wood hails from the Hackney of the 1970s. Her stripped-bare style is both fragile and forceful. She performs infrequently. She has been described by folk broadcaster Bob Meyer, as "maybe the best unrecorded / undiscovered female folk roots singer songwriter in the UK at the moment". ELAINE PALMER: Elaine Palmer hails from a sleepy village up on the North Yorkshire Moors, a stone's throw away from the traditional fishing port of Whitby. Growing up in the wilds of Yorkshire Elaine surrounded herself by music, playing the piano, guitar and singing. Once Elaine started to play live, she finely honed her own voice and built a reputation for her mesmerizing stage presence. Elaine soon started playing the London scene and sharing a stage with the likes of David Gray and Ryan Adams. After seeing her play live Inspiral Carpet's Clint Boon invited Elaine to record at his home studio, the culmination of this would turn out to be her debut album, Into the Spotlight. Elaine continued to tour extensively playing with a host of successful artists including Paolo Nutini and KT Tunstall. Elaine's success continued receiving airplay on Radio 2 by Bob Harris and fantastic reviews from MOJO, UNCUT, Maverick, R2 for her second album Waves. MOJO - 'With a beautifully conversational voice, an unerring sense of melody and a bittersweet and wistful repertoire, Elaine Palmer is undoubtedly a talent' MAVERICK - 'A rich and powerful voice that ranges from a subtle whisper to a full-blown bluesy edge and writes incredible songs that stand-up to repeated listenings' Elaine's music soon picked up the pace a little when she started performing with a band in the UK and then the Sates. Her material developed as she became influenced by the great female country singers she performed with along the way.... Patty Griffin, Emmylou Harris. Elaine has just come out of the studio with an exciting new record featuring members of Hyde and Beast and Young Rebel Set. Elaine's new work has textures of New Country yet very authentic. This material is more complete with layers of vocals, electrics and pedal steel. The lyrics more mature, as a songwriter. The songs tell of desert highways and mountains ranges reflecting Elaine's own personal journey. Show me the Way is set for release June 2016 on Osmosys Records.

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Sarah Macdougall

on Mon, 23 May 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Described by the magazine Rootstime in Belgium as 'One of the greatest talents of our era, and listed as the 2nd best gig by the major UK newspaper The Independent, becoming the #1 most played artist on Canadian Galaxie Folk/Roots radio, Western Canadian Music Award winning artist Sarah MacDougall is getting known for her honest and poetic songs, passionate performances, and unique voice. Born in Sweden, Swedish magazine Nöjesguiden declared her One of Sweden's best singer/songwriters. Since the release of award-winning The Greatest Ones Alive in 2011, Sarah has been touring Canada and Europe endlessly, taking time to work on songs and record between tours. Last winter, she hunkered down under the Northern Lights in Whitehorse and put the final touches on the sonically rich album which was to become Grand Canyon. The album, co-produced by Sarah and Caleb Stull (Field Study, Dominique Fricot, Language Arts), which was recorded in Toronto and Vancouver, features 8 songs and guest appearances from Erika Angell (Thus:Owls), Rose Cousins, Jesse Zubot (Tanya Tagaq, Dan Mangan), Peggy Lee, and Leah Abramson (Abramson Singers). Stepping outside of traditional folk and flirting with sounds that could have come from The Postal Service or Kate Bush, Grand Canyon keeps the acoustic guitar but infuses the sound with heavier drums and richly textured strings and synths. The songs are about identity, love, fear, hope, growing up, rootlessness, and forgiveness. They are written from the point of view of the hopeful outsider, trying to figure out their place and make sense of the world. Grand Canyon sees Sarah challenging herself and pushing new boundaries musically and sonically, and it is an album that will surely see Sarah reach new levels in her career. Sarah has played festivals such as Iceland Airwaves, Winnipeg Folk Festival, The Great Escape.

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Chris Wood

on Mon, 23 May 2016 at Chesham Folk Club 8:15pm

Chris Wood is one of the finest singer songwriters and musicians you will ever encounter. Drawing on strong personal beliefs, references from traditional and contemporary music, his songs are spellbinding, totally absorbing and unique. As a Folk Artist he has won just about every accolade going. This will be a unique opportunity to experience a master of his trade in a small and intimate folk club setting.

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Anna Macdonald

on Mon, 23 May 2016 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

"Anna MacDonald sings Gaelic songs from her new folk album in a voice so lovely it could silence the birds of Barra" - The Glasgow Herald Anna MacDonald is a multi-instrumentalist singer and songwriter whose celtic roots shine through her songs whether sung in Scots, English or Gaelic. She naturally understands her musical heritage and this is beautifully reflected in her voice and music. Anna plays a set with original music complimented with Gaelic songs, traditional and not so traditional folk songs played on either guitar or Clarsach.

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Karen Tweed

on Mon, 23 May 2016 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Karen Tweed

on Mon, 23 May 2016 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Red Sky July

on Tue, 24 May 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Red Sky July are husband and wife duo Ally Mcerlaine (guitarist in Texas) and Shelly Poole (one half of Alisha's Attic) along with former model Charity Hair (The Alice Band). Red Sky July's sound is a hazy blend of Alt-Country and Americana and they have been added to the playlist on BBC Radio 2 as well as appearing on a whole host of radio and TV slots. The band have supported artists such as; Sheryl Crow, Steve Earle, 10CC, Tom Jones and Jools Holland. Festivals they have performed at include Glastonbury, Isle of Wight and T in the Park. Red Sky July formed in 2009 however prior to entering the studio to record their debut album, the entire project was put on hold as Ally suffered a major brain aneurysm and was in a critical state for over a year. Defying all the odds, Ally recovered and their self-titled album was released at the end of 2011, immediately garnering the praise of the critics including excellent reviews from Q Magazine, the Evening Standard and The Daily Telegraph, with Q describing the album as a timeless blend of vocals & intricate twang.... As atmospheric as it is emotional. 2014's 'Shadowbirds' album came straight in at No. 3 in the official UK Country Charts, with Maverick describing it as a beautiful slice of alt-country showcasing sunny songs and gorgeous harmonies. 5/5. The band's achievements were recognized at the Scottish Music Awards where they were presented with a prestigious Tartan Clef award by Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy. Red Sky July release their new album 'The Truth and The Lie' on March 25, 2016. The album was recorded in the band's own studio, where they were joined by twice Grammy nominated, Nashville based singer songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman (Elton John, Neil Diamond, Willie Nelson). Long-time collaborator Mark Neary (Noel Gallagher, U2, Adele) added some pedal steel guitar whilst a layer of classic Wurlitzer electric piano comes from Dave Etherington (Kylie Minogue, Giorgio Moroder). The album has received critical acclaim across the board from the likes of The Guardian, Maverick Magazine, Guitarist, Daily Express, R2 and BBC Radio 2 to name but a few. The band performance not once but twice at this year's C2C Festival at the o2 London. With appearances at Cornbury Festival (July 09) and Under The Apple Tree Festival at Silverstone Woodlands (May 29), the trio will also be supporting Jools Holland at MoFest on (May 27) and Somerset Rocks (Aug 28). a timeless blend of vocals & intricate twang Q well-crafted songs featuring slick harmonies - Telegraph a seductive, exuberant mix of voices - Evening Standard touching lyrics and beautiful melodies - BBC Radio 2 could grace any multi-selling Nashville release - Daily Express pleasantly slick musicianship, fine female harmonies - The Guardian a joyous blend of indie and country - Daily Record

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Fado With Claudia Aurora

on Tue, 24 May 2016 at London Cafe Barcelona 7:00pm

TUESDAY 24th May - CLAUDIA AURORA Drenched in emotion and drama (Lucy Duran, BBC Radio 3) Haunting Portuguese fado heartbreakingly poignant (Time Out) Quite possibly one of the most gifted of Portugal's Fado singers... (Stuart Lloyd, Wales) Join us for an evening of soulful Fado music from one of it's most exciting Fado singers and her musicians. Fado lies at the heart of the Portuguese soul, deeply expressive yet highly lyrical. It could be the world oldest urban folk music, arriving perhaps as a dance from Africa, or maybe form the sad songs of homesick sailors. Whatever its origins, its themes are constant destiny, betrayal in love, loss, longing and yearning that can't be satisfied. www.claudia-aurora.com Tapas and wines available on the night Doors open at 7pm, music starts at 8.30. Tickets £14 adv.

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David Corley

on Tue, 24 May 2016 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 9pm. This show is taking place in "THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE". Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- David Corley's 2015 debut Available Light earned international critical accolades, and featured prominently on years' best lists across Europe,Ireland and the U.K. The Lafayette Indiana songwriter returns tothe UK, accompanied by producer and multi instrumentalist Hugh Christopher Brown and acclaimed Canadian picker Joey Wright. Corley's debut album Available Light, beautifully arranged and produced by the multi-instrumentalist Hugh Christopher Brown on Wolfe Island, Canada, is receiving international raves and earning comparisons toTom Waits, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Lou Reed. Jonathan Sanders, NUVO put it this way: After hearing David Corley's debut album Available Light, one could say the Lafayette native arrived out of nowhere at age 53, akin to hitting a homer in his first at-bat. But the album is a product of a 30-year cross-country odyssey of self-exploration, one of those rare moments where a lifetime of experience comes to bear in a single album you have to hear. It is that experience which shines through, particularly in his gritty, road-worn voice, which he uses to bring the movie of his life into vivid technicolor. Allan Jones, Uncut Magazine rated the album 9 out of 10 stars and exclaimed Corley is a striking new voiceraise a glass to Available Light!

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Sophia Marshall

on Tue, 24 May 2016 at Leicester Duffy's Bar 7:30pm

Sophia Marshall is celebrating the release of her single Missing Piece with the support of Gabriel Minnikin Canada's finest singer songwriter and opening act Mountaintop Junkshop.

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Dan Walsh W/the Jess Morgan Trio

on Wed, 25 May 2016 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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Barluath

on Wed, 25 May 2016 at Birmingham The Red Lion Kings Heath 7:15pm

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Luke Concannon (nizlopi)

on Wed, 25 May 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

As one half of Folk Hip Hop duo Nizlopi, Luke sold close to a million copies of number one single The JCB Song, played on the same bill as Billy Bragg, Jamie Cullum and Christina Aguilera, and was the main influence of now mega star Ed Sheeran. In 2009 Luke hitch hiked from England to Palestine embarking on a life changing journey. The trip would prove to be a main source of inspiration for his first solo album Give it All. "Political, intense, angular, and beautiful ... the guy who wrote the JCB song" (BBC Radio 1) "I'm a huge fan" (Hugh Jackman) "Luke's song 'I want to be free' is a song of the year for me" (Ed Sheeran)

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Saul Rose And James Delarre

on Wed, 25 May 2016 at Cambridge Portland Arms 8:00pm

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Saul Rose And James Delarre

on Wed, 25 May 2016 at Cambridge Portland Arms 8:00pm

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Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham

on Wed, 25 May 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Start time for this event is 7.30pm. Together Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham have established themselves as the epitome of excellence in the world of traditional music. Mike Russell has described them as "probably the best traditional musicians you are ever likely to hear. With their musical magic and quick-witted humour they will pull your emotional strings one moment and have you falling off the seat with laughter the next. 2016 sees Aly and Phil mark many milestones. This will be their 30th year of working together, Aly turns 70 (hard to believe!) in May and Phil also celebrates 40 years as a professional musician. To celebrate they plan some surprises on their annual trip round Scotland including a nostalgic backdrop of images from all those years and a new album.

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Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham

on Wed, 25 May 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Start time for this event is 7.30pm. Together Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham have established themselves as the epitome of excellence in the world of traditional music. Mike Russell has described them as "probably the best traditional musicians you are ever likely to hear. With their musical magic and quick-witted humour they will pull your emotional strings one moment and have you falling off the seat with laughter the next. 2016 sees Aly and Phil mark many milestones. This will be their 30th year of working together, Aly turns 70 (hard to believe!) in May and Phil also celebrates 40 years as a professional musician. To celebrate they plan some surprises on their annual trip round Scotland including a nostalgic backdrop of images from all those years and a new album.

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Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham

on Wed, 25 May 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Start time for this event is 7.30pm. Together Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham have established themselves as the epitome of excellence in the world of traditional music. Mike Russell has described them as "probably the best traditional musicians you are ever likely to hear. With their musical magic and quick-witted humour they will pull your emotional strings one moment and have you falling off the seat with laughter the next. 2016 sees Aly and Phil mark many milestones. This will be their 30th year of working together, Aly turns 70 (hard to believe!) in May and Phil also celebrates 40 years as a professional musician. To celebrate they plan some surprises on their annual trip round Scotland including a nostalgic backdrop of images from all those years and a new album.

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Olcay Bayir

on Wed, 25 May 2016 at London Cafe Barcelona 7:00pm

WEDNESDAY 25th May - OLCAY BAYIR Part of the Cafe Barcelona World Music Festival 'an impressive newcomer to London's vibrant global music scene...This is an elegant and often gently exquisite set.' 4**** - The Guardian Inspired by the meeting of Asian and Mediterranean musical traditions, singer, songwriter and composer Olcay Bayir's pronounced as Oljai " songs unfold stories of Anatolian love and mystery. Olcay is from Turkey of Kurdish origin, based in London and is a classically trained soprano with a velveteen voice like no other. On her stunning debut album, Neva/Harmony, her Western training collides perfectly with her passion for the rich musical heritage of her Anatolian homeland, allowing her to craft intricate and unusual melodic phrases, distinct harmonies and captivating, richly-layered textures. Her contemporary sound incorporates elements of folk , jazz and neo-classical with evocative vocal deliveries through her original compositions and arrangements of folk songs from Mediterrannean , Anataolian and Mesopotamian sources for a world fusion result. http://www.olcaybayir.com/ Tapas and wines available on the night Doors open at 7pm, music starts at 8.30. Tickets £12 adv.

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Louis Brennan + Jeremy Tuplin + Jon Hess

on Wed, 25 May 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Folklore presents..... Louis Brennan + Jeremy Tuplin + Jon Hess LOUIS BRENNAN If Leonard Cohen, Josh Tillman and Ezra Furman were to get together and adopt a baby (Think movie with Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson and Tom Selleck) ... and ... if they brought that baby up to be a musician, (With each of them injecting a little of their influence to the babies musical journey) ... When that baby got older and wrote some songs, there's a fairly strong chance that the result could sound a little like Louis Brennan! JEREMY TUPLIN A singer-songwriter from the West Country where he cut his musical teeth at intimate venues and folk clubs around Somerset. Now based in London but gigging all around the UK, his songs explore themes of romance, humour and adventure and more with soul-baring honesty. An insightful lyricist whose truly original story songs are infused with folk, indie and Americana influences to name a few, combining to create a unique sound defined by a distinctive, deep vocal. His debut EP 'Carry The Fire' was released in November 2014. JON HESS Songwriter, musician and producer based in London. Currently playing solo gigs around town and working on his debut album.

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Clawhammer Ukulele Workshop + The Quiet American And Their Special Guest: Danielle Ate The Sandwich)

on Wed, 25 May 2016 at Newcastle Cumberland Arms (Byker) 6:15am

"If you've been playing the ukulele for a while and you're starting to get tired of the "same old, same old" but don't know where to turn, Clawhammer could be just the thing to kick-start your strumming. It worked for me" James Hill WORKSHOP: Clawhammer Ukulele by Aaron Keim 6:30 - 7:30 (Doors 6:15) (Max attendance: 30) CONCERT: 8:00 - 10:05 (Doors 7:45) (Max attendance: 50) The Quiet American (Aaron and Nicole Keim) - and joining them onstage as their special guest Danielle Ate The Sandwich !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE NOTE: YOU CAN BUY A CONCERT-ONLY TICKET FOR £10 IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO ATTEND THE WORKSHOP! See link on this page: http://www.wegottickets.com/GreatNorthStrum !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ************************************* CLAWHAMMER WORKSHOP: ************************************* Clawhammer style is a banjo playing technique that also sounds great on the ukulele. For this workshop, we will get the basic techniques and learn two short tunes. Students will also go home with a series of practice exercises and more tunes for enrichment. All levels welcome, we will cater the workshop to the level of the group. ALL LEVELS Aaron Keim travels the world teaching clawhammer techniques on banjo and ukulele - see his books, free video tutorials and much here: http://quietamericanmusic.com/home ---------------- CONCERT ---------------- *************************** "The Quiet American" *************************** The Quiet American is husband and wife duo, Aaron and Nicole Keim. A home-grown modern folk revival, their music incorporates traditional ballads, banjo breakdowns, raggy choruses, gospel duets and other dusty Americana gems, all delivered on a wide variety of acoustic instruments. Gathered around a single microphone, Aaron and Nicole present a concert experience that pays tribute to old time folk music traditions yet strives to connect to a modern audience. Dusty back porch or shining concert hall, The Quiet American reminds you why home made, hand crafted, American folk music will never fade away. In addition to traditional American folk instruments, Aaron and Nicole are well known for their ukulele playing. Since 2004 they have been all over the world teaching ukulele techniques and performing at ukulele festivals. They are ambassadors for old time folk music in the ukulele world, adapting banjo and guitar techniques to the ukulele and publishing several books. Nicole's handwritten notation and illustrations in these books are the perfect compliment to Aaron's arrangements. Aaron is also a luthier, building instruments for Mya-Moe ukuleles (www.myamoe.com) since 2011 and as Beansprout from 2007-2011. Check them out online: http://quietamericanmusic.com/ *********************************** "Danielle Ate The Sandwich" *********************************** Danielle has shared the stage and collaborated with Pomplamoose, Leo Kottke, Mumford & Sons and others. Her original songs are nothing short of fabulous. "Danielle Ate the Sandwich" is the stage name of the indie-folk, ukulele player and songwriter, Danielle Anderson. Her music career began modestly at open mic nights in Fort Collins, Colorado, and was unexpectedly jumpstarted by the popularity of her simple YouTube videos, that show off her ukulele, sweet vocals, thoughtful lyrics and unique personality. Danielle Ate the Sandwich has been touring nationally in the USA since 2009, cultivating a loyal and dedicated fan base, affectionately referred to as ʻFanwiches.ʼ She has released four independent albums, receiving praise from fans of all ages. In 2010, her album ʻTwo Bedroom Apartmentʼ reached number 5 on iTunesʼ top selling singer/songwriter charts. Danielle currently tours the United States year round, lives in Fort Collins, CO and recently completed the soundtrack for a full length documentary film about the artist, Edith Lake Wilkinson. What they say about her: Danielle Anderson is a tender singer-songwriter, a brazen humorist, a fearless young woman. Performing as Danielle Ate the Sandwich, Anderson wields a ukulele, a guitar and her own words to tell stories about people. - The Denver Post ...cripplingly enchanting with lyrics telling the story of a generation coming of age in an age of uncertainty. - Denverʼs Westword She is "Amazeballs" and you can quote me. - JT Shea ---------------------------------------------------------- CREDITS: Many thanks to The Grand Northern Ukulele Festival for sponsoring "The Quiet American" (Aaron and Nicole Keim) and "Danielle Ate The Sandwich" (Danielle Anderson) to tour the UK, bringing Clawhammer Ukulele and their stunning stage performances to the North East! http://northernuke.com Many thanks also to The Cumberland Arms, Byker for the venue and to volunteer helpers from Ukes4Fun for making this event possible!

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Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker

on Thu, 26 May 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Winners of the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo, Josienne and Ben 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, while Ben's musical tact and flair for arrangement provide the perfect setting, allowing the song centre-stage.

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Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker

on Thu, 26 May 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Winners of the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo, Josienne and Ben 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, while Ben's musical tact and flair for arrangement provide the perfect setting, allowing the song centre-stage.

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Blair Dunlop

on Thu, 26 May 2016 at Derby The Flower Pot 8:00pm

Blair Dunlop's achingly beautiful Blight & Blossom may be one of the most memorable and melodic debut albums of recent years, but what has really marked him out from his peers is his ability to craft meaningful songs that connect with everyone who claps ears on them on a deeply emotional level that belies his age. Still only 22, few people in the music world who had been paying attention were surprised when he scooped the prestigious Horizon Award at the 2013 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, and although Blight & Blossom attracted a rapturous reception from the critics and received regular airings from a host of stations including BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music upon its release in August 2012, Dunlop took it all in his stride and set off on his travels, playing everywhere from major festivals to intimate front rooms wherever and whenever he found an audience willing to listen. May 2014 sees the launch of Blair's eagerly awaited second album. The new album allows Blair to venture into his wider influences and expand to a more contemporary sound. Still laced with the beautiful crafted songs as we have come to expect along with his virtuosic guitar playing yet representative of the musical influences one might expect of a 22 year old digital native. The album is titled 'House of Jacks' and is released on Rooksmere Records 26th May 2014.

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Phillip Henry And Hannah Martin

on Thu, 26 May 2016 at Bristol St Helens Church, Alveston 7:30pm

Winners of 2014's BBC Radio Two Folk Award for Best Duo, Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin, are one of the most exiting acts to hit the folk scene for ages. The alchemy of Hannah Martin's ever evocative songwriting, fiddle and banjo playing and the much extolled skills of Phillip Henry on dobro, harmonica and lap steel fuse into a wholly distinctive world sound - songs of lament, tunes of hope, and totally unpredictable twist and turn. They will go down a storm at St Helens so book early.

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Jess Morgan

on Thu, 26 May 2016 at London St Pancras Old Church 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. Laurel Canyon Music are proud to present a concert of Folk and Country at one of London's most historic and intimate venues. We are bringing together some of the most exciting new stars for a very special night of music. Jess Morgan is a songwriter's songwriter. She is constantly touring, constantly writing, constantly striving to be better. Inspired by storytelling songwriters like Nancy Griffith, the playfulness of Devon Sproule and upfront British voices like Billy Bragg, expect a collection of sublime roots music. Jess' live performances are famed for lots of heart, gusto and passion. Jess will be performing in her new Trio for our concert, as part of her UK tour. Over the past few years Jess has been making a noise in the UK and further afield with a string of albums comprised of acutely observed, beautifully delivered country-folk ballads; song about travel, about people, about history, about love, about whatever the song needs. The songs are intimate, but not in that earnest, quiet way. There's fire in Jess' voice, the way it soars between notes like a bird in flight. It's intimate, but it's end of the night, lock-in at the bar, let's get the nice whiskey out, intimate. 'The Bournemouth EP' was released to critical acclaim in the summer of 2015 (including winning FATEA's EP of the year). The entire first run of CDs, dressed in tactile limited edition packaging, sold out in less than a day - a triumphant follow up to the third full-length album 'Langa Langa' which attracted the attention and the ears of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show, Bob Harris Sunday, BBC 6 Music, Folk Radio UK, R2, Uncut and The Telegraph. 2016 will see the newly formed Jess Morgan Trio on the road - confirmed dates include St. Pancras Old Church in London and The Maddermarket Theatre in the group's hometown, Norwich. "Something truly special....simply stunning." (Folk Radio UK) 'Making waves and turning heads....Inventive and pognant' (R2 Magazine) "Musicianship dovetails well with her clever and understated song-writing" - The Telegraph "Gorgeous country folk" - The Guardian Jack Harris was a South by South-West showcasing artist at 17. He was also the youngest, as well as the only non-American person ever to win the New Folk song writing award at the Kerrville Folk Festival, Tex-as. Previous winners included Gillian Welch, Steve Earle and Devon Sproule. Those days are gone, along with most of Jack's youth and vigour, but he's still pleased to find himself in such company. And he still writes literate, compassionate songs, about subjects as disparate as Caribbean drinking festivals, the colour of a potato flower and the lives of great poets like Elizabeth Bishop. These have won him considerable acclaim. The Telegraph voted his album 'The Flame and the Pelican' #5 in their top 10 Roots/Folk albums of 2012. Q magazine praised his 'unique lyrical mind', and Maverick UK awarded the record its full 10/10 rating. His writing and performance has also led to a great relationship with the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS), through whom he has been the recipient of a creative bursary award to write new songs in the old Folk idiom. Coping with the dramatic potential of the stage infinitely better than with the vicissitudes of real life, Jack is at his happiest when playing live. He has brought his music to a loyal, ever-growing audience, at festivals, venues and skating rinks across the world. On occasion he has opened for some of Folk's biggest names, including Anais Mitchell, Cara Dillon and Dick Gaughan. His live show is a riveting mix of song craft and theatrical story-telling, delivered with warm voice, dry humour and nimble, string-picking fingers. Jack's new album, 'The Wide Afternoon', produced by Gerry Diver (Sam Lee, Lisa Knapp, The Speech Project) will arrive in 2016. "A priest of song" (Anais Mitchell) 'Gave me goosebumps' (Eric Taylor) 'Great songs, wonderful guitar playing' (Kate Campbell) Stylusboy, Coventry singer-songwriter Steve Jones, creates lo-fi folk music influenced by cult contemporary songwriters like Damien Rice and Ryan Adams as well as classic performers such as Nick Drake and Neil Young. Stylusboy has performed all over the UK including sell out shows at Green Note in London and Warwick Arts Centre in his home city of Coventry. He has supported Newton Faulkner, Nizlopi, Lucy Ward, Paper Aeroplanes and Danny and the Champions of the World. As befitting a modern day troubadour he's also performed one-to-one shows in Emily Barker's Folk in a Box,regularly plays online gigs to audiences all around the world and has played numerous house shows. Stylusboy has performed his intimate folk music at festivals such as Warwick Folk Festival, the BBC Introducing Stage at Wychwood Festival and Greenbelt Festival. The lead track from his Whole Picture EP became a number 1 in Indonesia with EP later becoming 'EP of the Year' on music blog 'This is a Popscene'. In March 2013 Stylusboy signed to Wild Sound Recordings, the label founded by renowned songstress Polly Paulusma. Since then Wild Sound has released the Lantern EP and Stylusboy's debut album Hospitality for Hope, co-produced by Paulusma and featuring the double bass talent of Nizlopi's John Parker and the vocals of close collaborator Rachel Grisedale. The album received acclaim and support from the likes of Acoustic Magazine, R2 Magazine, For Folks Sake, God is in the TV as well as praise from BBC Introducing, 6Music, Xfm and Amazing Radio. Stylusboy is currently writing his next collection of songs and performing his special acoustic folkish songs at intimate shows around the UK. 'His songs will sooth your soul' (Amazing Radio) 'Oozing folk pop loveliness' (Xfm) 'The sound is DIY, slightly lo-fi folk - styled acoustic pop.' (R2 Magazine) 'A leading light among today's new generation of DIY digital troubadours' (Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music) http://www.jessmorgan.co.uk/ http://jackharrismusic.com/ http://www.stylusboy.co.uk/

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Jess Morgan

on Thu, 26 May 2016 at London St Pancras Old Church 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. Laurel Canyon Music are proud to present a concert of Folk and Country at one of London's most historic and intimate venues. We are bringing together some of the most exciting new stars for a very special night of music. Jess Morgan is a songwriter's songwriter. She is constantly touring, constantly writing, constantly striving to be better. Inspired by storytelling songwriters like Nancy Griffith, the playfulness of Devon Sproule and upfront British voices like Billy Bragg, expect a collection of sublime roots music. Jess' live performances are famed for lots of heart, gusto and passion. Jess will be performing in her new Trio for our concert, as part of her UK tour. Over the past few years Jess has been making a noise in the UK and further afield with a string of albums comprised of acutely observed, beautifully delivered country-folk ballads; song about travel, about people, about history, about love, about whatever the song needs. The songs are intimate, but not in that earnest, quiet way. There's fire in Jess' voice, the way it soars between notes like a bird in flight. It's intimate, but it's end of the night, lock-in at the bar, let's get the nice whiskey out, intimate. 'The Bournemouth EP' was released to critical acclaim in the summer of 2015 (including winning FATEA's EP of the year). The entire first run of CDs, dressed in tactile limited edition packaging, sold out in less than a day - a triumphant follow up to the third full-length album 'Langa Langa' which attracted the attention and the ears of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show, Bob Harris Sunday, BBC 6 Music, Folk Radio UK, R2, Uncut and The Telegraph. 2016 will see the newly formed Jess Morgan Trio on the road - confirmed dates include St. Pancras Old Church in London and The Maddermarket Theatre in the group's hometown, Norwich. "Something truly special....simply stunning." (Folk Radio UK) 'Making waves and turning heads....Inventive and pognant' (R2 Magazine) "Musicianship dovetails well with her clever and understated song-writing" - The Telegraph "Gorgeous country folk" - The Guardian Jack Harris was a South by South-West showcasing artist at 17. He was also the youngest, as well as the only non-American person ever to win the New Folk song writing award at the Kerrville Folk Festival, Tex-as. Previous winners included Gillian Welch, Steve Earle and Devon Sproule. Those days are gone, along with most of Jack's youth and vigour, but he's still pleased to find himself in such company. And he still writes literate, compassionate songs, about subjects as disparate as Caribbean drinking festivals, the colour of a potato flower and the lives of great poets like Elizabeth Bishop. These have won him considerable acclaim. The Telegraph voted his album 'The Flame and the Pelican' #5 in their top 10 Roots/Folk albums of 2012. Q magazine praised his 'unique lyrical mind', and Maverick UK awarded the record its full 10/10 rating. His writing and performance has also led to a great relationship with the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS), through whom he has been the recipient of a creative bursary award to write new songs in the old Folk idiom. Coping with the dramatic potential of the stage infinitely better than with the vicissitudes of real life, Jack is at his happiest when playing live. He has brought his music to a loyal, ever-growing audience, at festivals, venues and skating rinks across the world. On occasion he has opened for some of Folk's biggest names, including Anais Mitchell, Cara Dillon and Dick Gaughan. His live show is a riveting mix of song craft and theatrical story-telling, delivered with warm voice, dry humour and nimble, string-picking fingers. Jack's new album, 'The Wide Afternoon', produced by Gerry Diver (Sam Lee, Lisa Knapp, The Speech Project) will arrive in 2016. "A priest of song" (Anais Mitchell) 'Gave me goosebumps' (Eric Taylor) 'Great songs, wonderful guitar playing' (Kate Campbell) Stylusboy, Coventry singer-songwriter Steve Jones, creates lo-fi folk music influenced by cult contemporary songwriters like Damien Rice and Ryan Adams as well as classic performers such as Nick Drake and Neil Young. Stylusboy has performed all over the UK including sell out shows at Green Note in London and Warwick Arts Centre in his home city of Coventry. He has supported Newton Faulkner, Nizlopi, Lucy Ward, Paper Aeroplanes and Danny and the Champions of the World. As befitting a modern day troubadour he's also performed one-to-one shows in Emily Barker's Folk in a Box,regularly plays online gigs to audiences all around the world and has played numerous house shows. Stylusboy has performed his intimate folk music at festivals such as Warwick Folk Festival, the BBC Introducing Stage at Wychwood Festival and Greenbelt Festival. The lead track from his Whole Picture EP became a number 1 in Indonesia with EP later becoming 'EP of the Year' on music blog 'This is a Popscene'. In March 2013 Stylusboy signed to Wild Sound Recordings, the label founded by renowned songstress Polly Paulusma. Since then Wild Sound has released the Lantern EP and Stylusboy's debut album Hospitality for Hope, co-produced by Paulusma and featuring the double bass talent of Nizlopi's John Parker and the vocals of close collaborator Rachel Grisedale. The album received acclaim and support from the likes of Acoustic Magazine, R2 Magazine, For Folks Sake, God is in the TV as well as praise from BBC Introducing, 6Music, Xfm and Amazing Radio. Stylusboy is currently writing his next collection of songs and performing his special acoustic folkish songs at intimate shows around the UK. 'His songs will sooth your soul' (Amazing Radio) 'Oozing folk pop loveliness' (Xfm) 'The sound is DIY, slightly lo-fi folk - styled acoustic pop.' (R2 Magazine) 'A leading light among today's new generation of DIY digital troubadours' (Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music) http://www.jessmorgan.co.uk/ http://jackharrismusic.com/ http://www.stylusboy.co.uk/

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Dan Walsh

on Thu, 26 May 2016 at Cambridge CB2 Bistro 7:30pm

Touted as one of the finest banjo players in the UK as well as being a superb singer, songwriter and guitarist, Dan Walsh is described as 'the real deal' (UNCUT). He now has three critically acclaimed solo albums with new album Incidents and Accidents receiving excellent reviews. As well as many tours of the UK, he also has recent successful trips to Canada, Germany, India, Norway and New Zealand to his credit. Having made his name with duo Walsh and Pound and now a member of the award winning Urban Folk Quartet, as well as guest appearances on stage and on record with the Levellers and Seth Lakeman, this unique and eclectic musician has stunned audiences across the world. His eclectic and innovative approach has led to many exciting collaborations alongside his solo work and the UFQ including tours with Northeast concertina legend Alistair Anderson and recent work with sensational Indian sarangi player Suhail Yusuf Khan as well as Canadian country singer Meaghan Blanchard.

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Keith James. Unicef Concerts. The Music Of Yusuf - Cat Stevens

on Thu, 26 May 2016 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

Keith James Presents an honest and loving reflection of the timeless and insightful music of Yusuf - Cat Stevens The amassed body of music from this hugely popular and sincerely adored singer/songwriter made for a collection of 'must have' records across a whole generation. Tea for the Tillerman and Teaser and the Firecat were on everyone's turntables and on every radio station, live versions are played in concerts, bars and on the world's beaches to this day. Songs such as Wild World, Father and Son, Moonshadow and Where do the Children play have been covered by hundreds of Artists worldwide. Yusuf campaigns on many educational and humanitarian issues,he was awarded the 'Man of Peace' award by the Nobel Peace Laureates. In 2015 and he received the Lifetime achievement award from BBC Radio 2 and the Ivor Novello Award for outstanding song collection. He has received two honorary doctorates and awards for promoting peace from two organisations founded by Mikhail Gorbachev. This concert will give you far more than just the music itself; Keith James is one of the most active and inventive performers on this Country's concert scene. All of his concerts are based on dedicated studies of poets and songwriters with whom both he himself and audiences identify as having a quality and integrity far above the norm.. There is a huge amount of insight into the history and the spirit of Cat Stevens; his early pop career, his illness that changed him existentially and spiritually into an incredibly thoughtful and loving singer songwriter; such that his songs are remembered instantly for their uplifting sense of truth, promise and human fragility. Much to talk about the background and embryo of each song.. some of which will be performed as all of us remember and some, carefully and intuitively re-voiced - respectfully re-interpreted with rich, balanced guitar arrangements and a more personal vocal approach. '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 All information about Keith James is at www.keith-james.com Proceeds and audience donations from this tour of concerts will go to the UNICEF UK Syrian Children's appeal.

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Sally Ironmonger

on Thu, 26 May 2016 at Uxbridge RNA 7:00pm

First act on stage at 8pm

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Sally Ironmonger

on Thu, 26 May 2016 at Uxbridge RNA 7:00pm

First act on stage at 8pm

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Lauren Housley

on Thu, 26 May 2016 at East Grinstead The Dorset Arms 7:00pm

Lauren will be accompanied on stage with a 3 piece band. Tracks from her album, Sweet Surrender, are regularly played on BBC Radio 2 Richard Madeley, Chris Evans, Bob Harris and Jeremy Vine shows

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Gabriel Minnikin & Cassie Josephine

on Thu, 26 May 2016 at Salford The Eagle Inn 7:30pm

Gabriel Minnikin and Cassie Josephine found each other on the Music Nova Scotia stage when on the same bill. Gabriel had eyes for Cassie and ears too. A musical romance budded into a collaboration of country and indie folk where stories, harmonies, and flirting guitars abound. Before that fateful night, Gabriel was a founding member of acclaimed country outfit The Guthries and then a world travelling solo artist touring with the likes of First Aid Kit, Justin Townes Earle, The Handsome Family, Caitlin Rose, and his marvellous talent of a sister, Ruth Minnikin. Gabriel recorded his last solo album, Parakeets with Parasols, in Manchester, UK in 2012 and soon headed back to East Coast Canada where he met Cassie just releasing her first EP, Cutlery 'N' Cryin. These two songwriters share the stage and their sound, but, as in any healthy relationship, they keep their independence; they are each other's band but they sing and write their own songs, often opening for the other within their single set. With thoughtful, poetic lyrics, alluring harmonies and melodies that both haunt and toe tap, Gabriel Minnikin and Cassie Josephine have a grand time makin' music together and sharing it with friends, family, and music lovers alike. G+C are currently writing and recording their first album together in Halifax, NS a vinyl split that makes them both giddy to think about, and bringing their tunes to venues across the East Coast. Opening the show is Jo Rose, who has been touring with his first set release, Spurs, for the past year. The songs from this record, bearing the influence of acts such as Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, Townes Van Zandt, Songs: Ohia and Smog have been played extensively around Europe at shows supporting Thea Gilmore and First Aid Kit.

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Fofoulah - Live At The Lighthouse

on Thu, 26 May 2016 at Walmer The Lighthouse 7:00pm

Fofoulah (meaning "it's there" in Wolof) was formed in London in 2011 and features Senegalese vocalist, dancer and percussionist Batch Gueye, Tom Challenger (Red Snapper) on saxophone and keyboards, Phil Stevenson (Iness Mezel) on guitar, Johnny Brierley (Outhouse Ruhabi) on bass, drummer Dave Smith (Robert Plant, Juju, Ruhabi) and Kaw Secka (Ruhabi, Irok) on Sabar drums. With the rhythms of the Sabar drums - a traditional form of Wolof drumming from Gambia and Senegal at its heart, Fofoulah's music has evolved into an inspired cosmopolitan mélange that also incorporates elements of electronic music, dub, improvisation and afro-rock. Like the complex city they live in, Fofoulah's music is shaped and lifted by diverse sound-worlds and cultures. Fofoulah encountered each other through Outhouse Ruhabi, a project that grew from the travels Smith and Brierley made to The Gambia to study Sabar Music. Initially a vehicle to marry traditional rhythms and cutting edge instrumental improvisation, Ruhabi turned into a cult force on the Avant scene in London. A desire to continue the musical directions led to informal sessions in North London, where the seeds of Fofoulah were planted.

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Jess Vincent + Peter James Millson

on Thu, 26 May 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ A night of songwriting excellence from two exciting West Country artists bringing a new album each and two solo sets plus a couple of songs together to round off the night. Jess Vincent's performances have earned her a reputation as a highly original artist with a unique voice with a strong following in the folk/indie/Americana acoustic scene. Bringing songs from new (third) album Shine, as well as songs from her back catalogue, Jess's trademark arrangement on guitar, baritone uke and harmonium reveal a maturity that belies her youth, yet allowing her vulnerability to shine through. "Soulful, strong and utterly engrossing" Mick Tems, Folk Wales "uniquely and obliquely original" Rock'n'Reel R2 '..accessible, tuneful folksiness, with dashes of Americana of the light-textured Appalachian variety Folk n Roots http://www.jessvincentsings.com/ Peter James Millson has photographed some of this worlds's greatest musicians, and has been emerging on the other side of the camera as a strong singer songwriter in his own right. This will be the London launch of Peter's forthcoming (second) album The Red Cafe. You could call the songs country.. you could call them folk/indie and there is an unusual edginess too which is most definitely Peter James Millson. www.peterjamesmillson.com I'm not scared of many writers but, Jesus that song Pete Greenwood on The Red Cafe. Just lovely Ricky Ross A gorgeous album American Roots UK That song is SO beautiful Chris Evans (BBC Radio 2)

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Psk Trio - Feat. Carmen Souza, Theo Pascal & Elias Kacomanolis

on Thu, 26 May 2016 at London Cafe Barcelona 7:00pm

THURSDAY 26th May - PSK TRIO feat. Carmen Souza, Theo Pascal and Elias Kacomanolis. "PSK Trio - three supreme talents rolled into one super new group!" DJ RITU PSK Trio (Pascal+Souza+Kacomanolis) 'Africa Railway project' is the new live project of Carmen Souza and Theo Pascal together with Mozambican percussionist and drummer Elias Kacomanolis. This power Trio have been touring, almost non-stop, all over the world with 'Carmen Souza project' for the last years. This intense experience opened the necessity for an alternative platform to explore other African roots/rhythms especially from Lusophone countries and othersThis 3 acclaimed musicians would like to invite you to take the 'Africa Railway' train and embark on a new journey with Destination unknown. http://www.psktrio.blogspot.co.uk/ Tapas and wines available on the night Doors open at 7pm, music starts at 8.30. Tickets £12 adv.

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Jon Brindley - Plus The Allstyles Floor Singers

on Thu, 26 May 2016 at Ruthin AllStyles Music Club 7:00pm

This week we are joined by a cheeky chappie from Wigan, name of Jon Brindley. This likeable and talented entertainer will be performing a 45 minute Showcase mid way through the evening after an opening round of songs from the cream of our regular floor singers. After the "beer break" Jon will be back on stage for the extended finale spot. Jon's influences include the likes of The Beatles, Dylan, Buffy Sainte Marie, BB King, Richard Thompson, Hendrix, Jethro Tull and Woody Guthrie. Having seen him perform at other venues we can promise you a fantastic evening's entertainment. As is usual on Showcase evenings, Club members will be performing floor spots before and after our guest, providing a broad mix from Folk to Blues to R&B, from Country to Celtic to Charts. Doors 7.00pm, music starts at 7.30. (come early for best choice of seats) Disabled access. Seating with tables, Easy Parking nearby (see website) http://ruthinallstyles.co.uk/how-to-find-us/ Limited number of non members tickets at £5. Consessions: Members pay usual entrance.

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New Rootspresents: Hubert Murray 'shorten The Road' Ep Launch

on Thu, 26 May 2016 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

The Harrison 28 Harrison Street, WC1H 8JF Ph: 020 7278 3966 Nearest tube Kings Cross, 7 minutes walk. Doors 7.30 pm Adv tickets £6.00 or £10 with a CD copy of the EP, and a download. Hailing from Galway, Ireland , London-based singer-songwriter Hubert Murray is best known for his work with bluegrass acts The Hot Rock Pilgrims and Land's End. Tonight sees the launch of his solo EP, Shorten The Road, a meeting point of folk and blues at its finest. Murray's soulful voice is full of raw energy and ably matched by his impressive guitar stylings, from fierce bottleneck slide to delicate figer picking. [his] songwriting is exceptional British Bluegrass News. WATCH HUBERT MURRAY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6Un9hinMGk Inspired by the folk sounds of ames Taylor, Nick Drake, John Martyn and Joni Mitchell, London based artist Hattie Whitehead takes influence from the old and new. Distinguished by the purity of her vocal tones and crystal clear delivery, her experience of playing, singing and listening to folk, jazz, soul and more has led to a style that is melodic, soulful, heartfelt and original. Her debut EP 'Home' recieved extensive radio play and a sell-out launch at St Pancras Old Church in London. Recent live highlights have seen her play Latitude Festival and Secret Garden Party and support Howard Rose and Beth Rowley. 'Hattie's got the sort of talent that means in a couple of years' time we'll all be boasting about being here tonight' - For Folk's Sake WATCH HATTIE WHITEHEAD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LS6mXbmYDSk

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New Rootspresents: Hubert Murray 'shorten The Road' Ep Launch

on Thu, 26 May 2016 at London The Harrison Bar 7:30pm

The Harrison 28 Harrison Street, WC1H 8JF Ph: 020 7278 3966 Nearest tube Kings Cross, 7 minutes walk. Doors 7.30 pm Adv tickets £6.00 or £10 with a CD copy of the EP, and a download. Hailing from Galway, Ireland , London-based singer-songwriter Hubert Murray is best known for his work with bluegrass acts The Hot Rock Pilgrims and Land's End. Tonight sees the launch of his solo EP, Shorten The Road, a meeting point of folk and blues at its finest. Murray's soulful voice is full of raw energy and ably matched by his impressive guitar stylings, from fierce bottleneck slide to delicate figer picking. [his] songwriting is exceptional British Bluegrass News. WATCH HUBERT MURRAY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6Un9hinMGk Inspired by the folk sounds of ames Taylor, Nick Drake, John Martyn and Joni Mitchell, London based artist Hattie Whitehead takes influence from the old and new. Distinguished by the purity of her vocal tones and crystal clear delivery, her experience of playing, singing and listening to folk, jazz, soul and more has led to a style that is melodic, soulful, heartfelt and original. Her debut EP 'Home' recieved extensive radio play and a sell-out launch at St Pancras Old Church in London. Recent live highlights have seen her play Latitude Festival and Secret Garden Party and support Howard Rose and Beth Rowley. 'Hattie's got the sort of talent that means in a couple of years' time we'll all be boasting about being here tonight' - For Folk's Sake WATCH HATTIE WHITEHEAD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LS6mXbmYDSk

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Reivers Rock & Blues Festival

on Fri, 27 May 2016 at Morpeth Clennell Hall Country House 8:00pm

The second Reivers Rock and Blues Festival will once again be held at Clennell Hall. Set in it's own picturesque grounds in the upper Coquet Valley of Northumberland on the edge of the Northumberland National Park. The weekend will kick off on Friday 27th May 2016 with Bessie and the Zinc Buckets running until Sunday 29th May 2016 with our Headliners, The Legendary Slack Alice. Following the very successful 2015 festival, we aim to bring you the best of British Blues Rock over 3 days. Full line-up details to follow very soon.

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Chester Folk Festival 2016 - Weekend Tickets

on Fri, 27 May 2016 at Chester Folk Festival 12pm

'A full bank holiday weekend of music, song and dance. Guests include The Melrose Quartet, Blackbeard's Tea Party, Nancy Kerr & James Fagan, The Wilson Family, Pete Coe & Alice Jones, Les Barker, Richard & Jess Arrowsmith, Dave Burland, Kelly Oliver, Bill Caddick, Sean Cannon, Hekety, All Blacked Up, Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker, Miriam Backhouse-Erasmus, Jeff Warner, Gavin Davenport & Tom Kitching, Dan Walsh, Tom Browne & Ian Goodier, Kim Lowings & the Greenwood and many more. Concessions are available for students, OAP's and unwaged. Please bring proof of eligibility to the festival with you. Child tickets are for ages 10 - 18 inclusive. Under 10's are free

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Chester Folk Festival 2016 - Friday Tickets

on Fri, 27 May 2016 at Chester Folk Festival 12pm

'A full bank holiday weekend of music, song and dance. Guests include The Melrose Quartet, Blackbeard's Tea Party, Nancy Kerr & James Fagan, The Wilson Family, Pete Coe & Alice Jones, Les Barker, Richard & Jess Arrowsmith, Dave Burland, Kelly Oliver, Bill Caddick, Sean Cannon, Hekety, All Blacked Up, Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker, Miriam Backhouse-Erasmus, Jeff Warner, Gavin Davenport & Tom Kitching, Dan Walsh, Tom Browne & Ian Goodier, Kim Lowings & the Greenwood and many more. Concessions are available for students, OAP's and unwaged. Please bring proof of eligibility to the festival with you. Child tickets are for ages 10 - 18 inclusive. Under 10's are free

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Blair Dunlop, Full Band Show

on Fri, 27 May 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

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Megson

on Fri, 27 May 2016 at London Kings Place 8:00pm

Debs Hanna (vocals, whistle, piano accordion) and Stu Hanna (guitar, mandola, banjo), aka Megson, are an unstoppable force on the British folk scene, known not only for their arresting and intelligent songwriting but also for their musicianship and northern humour. Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards, the husband and wife duo bring an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars. This concert launches the new studio album from Teesside's most famous folk couple. 'Simply Brilliant' The Sunday Express 'A force in the folk revival' The Observer 'The most original duo on the British folk scene.' The Guardian 'If you don't like the music here then you have a problem' FRoots

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Rory Mcleod And The Familiar Strangers

on Fri, 27 May 2016 at Bristol The Folk House 7:30pm

Promoted by Ash Keys Music www.ashkeysmusic.com http://thefamiliarstrangers.co.uk/ Rory is a one man soul-band and poet! He has a troubadour's talent for weaving magical, musical, storytelling spells. The spoons, harmonica, guitar, trombone and tap dancing shoes accompany the 'rich, raw, deep and resonant' voice of this 'singular and liberating performer' Meet the band : Rory is playing with 3 other accomplished musicians. Bob Morgan has also recorded/performed with: Phil Manzanera, Sugar Minott, Jeff Nutall, Ian Seigal, Joe Strummer and Amy Winehouse. Richard Sadler As a founding member of the Neil Cowley Trio and has worked as a studio session musician for Ray Davies, Paul Weller and Tom Jones Diego Laverde has been playing the 'Llanera' (low land) Harp since 1982. In South Africa, he represented Colombia in the Ibero American Festival organised by the Colombian Embassy in Pretoria, 2004.

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The Goat Roper Rodeo Band

on Fri, 27 May 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Roll up Roll up - It's Showtime ! It's the Greatest show on earth. You thought you knew country music, well, think again ! with just an upright bass, two old guitars and a bucketful of aching harmony, THE GOAT ROPER RODEO BAND are preaching 'Country Blues' like you never heard... it's up, it's down, it's soft and loud, it's dark and lonesome too, there's hurt and shame and some mean old pain but there's love in what they do ! There's a hint of Gram, a sniff of Dylan and a twist of Waylon's blues ... Simply put, it's exactly what it says on the tin...they look great, sound great and they've got a bunch of absolutely brilliant songs !... and that's the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth...amen.

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Boo Hewerdine In Concert With Special Guest Edwina Hayes

on Fri, 27 May 2016 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Boo Hewerdine... one of the best songwriters and performers in the UK..... the end. Edwina Hayes.... "Utterly Brilliant!"

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Boo Hewerdine In Concert With Special Guest Edwina Hayes

on Fri, 27 May 2016 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Boo Hewerdine... one of the best songwriters and performers in the UK..... the end. Edwina Hayes.... "Utterly Brilliant!"

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Skabretta

on Fri, 27 May 2016 at Dagenham The Club 7:00am

Skabretta debut at The Club in Dagenham, a fantastic venue and just £3 a pint. With support from very special guests The Titans and Vinyl DJ, discounted tickets online.

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Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin

on Fri, 27 May 2016 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 7:00pm

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Imc & Laurel Canyon Presents Minnie Birch & Friends

on Fri, 27 May 2016 at London The Harrison Bar 7:00pm

Laurel Canyon Music & Independent Music Collective are combining their efforts to showcasing amazing singer-songwriters in an intimate acoustic setting. Minnie Birch: www.minniebirch.co.uk As part of her UK tour, we are delighted to be able to put on this very talented singer-songwriter. Her debut album 'Floudering' came out in June to critical acclaim. Minnie has supported artists such as She Makes War and Joan Armatrading. She has also played at a host of festivals including Standon Calling and enjoyed airplay on BBC introducing, Radio 2 and many local radio stations. Minnie is also the first winner of the Laurel Canyon Music Award. 'Minnie Birch is quirky, fresh and extremely talented. Her feet firmly planted in soul, this charismatic vocalist performs enchanting acoustic ditties which are hard to compare anyone else to. An absolute must-see.' - Time Out Antonio Lulic - www.antoniolulic.com Born and raised in the North East of England, son to a South American political exile, Antonio Lulic is a singer-songwriter whose deep vocals, combined with a powerful lyrical style, deliver a passionate and uplifting performance. Since the release of his debut EP, Antonio has toured with his band relentlessly; around the UK, in Europe and Australia, as well as opening for international star Ed Sheeran on his sold-out tours of Britain, the USA and across South America to enraptured audiences. Lulic has been featured on London Live TV, the highly regarded Daytrotter online sessions, and has performed at major festivals, including four acclaimed shows at the prestigious SXSW Music festival in Texas. His latest EP 'Son' was released in Spring 2015, hitting #12 in the iTunes UK chart. Drawing comparisons from early Springsteen to Mumford and Sons, it highlights a shift in style, moving from the intimacy of a mature singer-songwriter to the sound of foot-stomping arena-filling anthems. 'Wonderful' - Clare Balding, BBC Radio 2 No King. No Crown. - www.nokingnocrown.de No King. No Crown. is the acoustic project of Dresden based musician Rene Ahlig. Continually playing gigs and festival dates across his native country of Germany and mainland Europe, he is on an upward curve at the moment being noticed by the likes of Breedlove who were so impressed they have given him a prestigious endorsement deal. He impressed many, especially IMC, during 2015 leading to this opportunity to play his first ever UK shows. Roxanne de Bastion - Berlin-born, UK-based singer-songwriter Roxanne de Bastion comes to to play an intimate show for us fresh off the back of her critically acclaimed solo UK tour and sell out London show! Musically, Roxanne's compositions are routed in the music of the 1960's, but the tone of voice is very much her own and the stories told are expressed in a way that could only be now. With her new EP 'Seeing You' (Hidden Trail Records), she continues to forge a unique approach to the singer songwriter genre. Her lyrics range from introspective journeys in Seeing You and Same Moon, through to observations on instant gratification and repetition (Rerun) and the tearing down of the East Side Gallery in Berlin, Roxanne's town of birth (Wasteland). "Standout number...astonishingly assured" (Clive Davis, The Sunday Times) "If you ever get a chance to go see her live - definitely do!" (BBC Introducing)

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Imc & Laurel Canyon Presents Minnie Birch & Friends

on Fri, 27 May 2016 at London The Harrison Bar 7:00pm

Laurel Canyon Music & Independent Music Collective are combining their efforts to showcasing amazing singer-songwriters in an intimate acoustic setting. Minnie Birch: www.minniebirch.co.uk As part of her UK tour, we are delighted to be able to put on this very talented singer-songwriter. Her debut album 'Floudering' came out in June to critical acclaim. Minnie has supported artists such as She Makes War and Joan Armatrading. She has also played at a host of festivals including Standon Calling and enjoyed airplay on BBC introducing, Radio 2 and many local radio stations. Minnie is also the first winner of the Laurel Canyon Music Award. 'Minnie Birch is quirky, fresh and extremely talented. Her feet firmly planted in soul, this charismatic vocalist performs enchanting acoustic ditties which are hard to compare anyone else to. An absolute must-see.' - Time Out Antonio Lulic - www.antoniolulic.com Born and raised in the North East of England, son to a South American political exile, Antonio Lulic is a singer-songwriter whose deep vocals, combined with a powerful lyrical style, deliver a passionate and uplifting performance. Since the release of his debut EP, Antonio has toured with his band relentlessly; around the UK, in Europe and Australia, as well as opening for international star Ed Sheeran on his sold-out tours of Britain, the USA and across South America to enraptured audiences. Lulic has been featured on London Live TV, the highly regarded Daytrotter online sessions, and has performed at major festivals, including four acclaimed shows at the prestigious SXSW Music festival in Texas. His latest EP 'Son' was released in Spring 2015, hitting #12 in the iTunes UK chart. Drawing comparisons from early Springsteen to Mumford and Sons, it highlights a shift in style, moving from the intimacy of a mature singer-songwriter to the sound of foot-stomping arena-filling anthems. 'Wonderful' - Clare Balding, BBC Radio 2 No King. No Crown. - www.nokingnocrown.de No King. No Crown. is the acoustic project of Dresden based musician Rene Ahlig. Continually playing gigs and festival dates across his native country of Germany and mainland Europe, he is on an upward curve at the moment being noticed by the likes of Breedlove who were so impressed they have given him a prestigious endorsement deal. He impressed many, especially IMC, during 2015 leading to this opportunity to play his first ever UK shows. Roxanne de Bastion - Berlin-born, UK-based singer-songwriter Roxanne de Bastion comes to to play an intimate show for us fresh off the back of her critically acclaimed solo UK tour and sell out London show! Musically, Roxanne's compositions are routed in the music of the 1960's, but the tone of voice is very much her own and the stories told are expressed in a way that could only be now. With her new EP 'Seeing You' (Hidden Trail Records), she continues to forge a unique approach to the singer songwriter genre. Her lyrics range from introspective journeys in Seeing You and Same Moon, through to observations on instant gratification and repetition (Rerun) and the tearing down of the East Side Gallery in Berlin, Roxanne's town of birth (Wasteland). "Standout number...astonishingly assured" (Clive Davis, The Sunday Times) "If you ever get a chance to go see her live - definitely do!" (BBC Introducing)

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Liverpool Acoustic Live Featuring The Squirrel Hillbillies

on Fri, 27 May 2016 at Liverpool The View Two Gallery 7:45pm

Liverpool Acoustic Live presents The Squirrel Hillbillies. Hailing from deep within the urban forest of Pittsburgh' East End, the Squirrel Hillbillies (Jenny Wolsk Bain and Gary Crouth) often emerge to share their eclectic mix of folk, country and blues. Support is provided by James J Turner who'll be promoting his new single. Completing the lineup is the Grateful Fred Ukulele Trio, fresh from recording their debut album. Tickets are available in advance for £5.00 (+50p booking fee) from wegottickets.com/liverpoolacoustic or for £6 on the door on the night. Doors open at our regular time of 7.45pm with the music starting at 8.15pm sharp. Please note, the performance space at the View Two Gallery is on the third floor and there is no disabled access. All of our future live events can be found at liverpoolacoustic.co.uk/events You can join the facebook event at facebook.com/liverpoolacoustic/events

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Amaraterra

on Fri, 27 May 2016 at London Cafe Barcelona 7:00pm

FRIDAY 27th MAY - AMARATERRA The first pizzica ensemble in London - traditional dances and music from the heel of Italy. The pizzica, the bite of the tarantula spider. In order to heal from the poison, dance till you drop, following the intense, restless beat of the tambourine One of the oldest musical expressions of the mediterranean, brought to London by a group of passionate musicians and dancers. Tapas and wines available on the night Doors open at 7pm, Band at 8.30pm Tickets £12 adv.

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Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker

on Fri, 27 May 2016 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Josienne Clarke (voice) & Ben Walker (guitar) are winners of the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo. 'Gorgeous' (The Daily Telegraph); 'Becoming one of the hottest tickets in folk' (Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2). 'Something rather special' (Northern Sky). While much of their music is characterised by lush chamber ensemble orchestrations, what truly sets them apart is the combination of Josienne's exquisitely nuanced, emotionally affecting voice and Ben's intricately expressive, adroit guitar technique. They cite Sandy Denny, June Tabor, Nic Jones and Pierre Bensusan as respective influences but theirs is a captivating sound that's all their own. See: http://josienneandben.co.uk/ - Doors open 7.30 for an 8pm start

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Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker

on Fri, 27 May 2016 at Reeth Memorial Hall 8:00pm

Josienne Clarke (voice) & Ben Walker (guitar) are winners of the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo. 'Gorgeous' (The Daily Telegraph); 'Becoming one of the hottest tickets in folk' (Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2). 'Something rather special' (Northern Sky). While much of their music is characterised by lush chamber ensemble orchestrations, what truly sets them apart is the combination of Josienne's exquisitely nuanced, emotionally affecting voice and Ben's intricately expressive, adroit guitar technique. They cite Sandy Denny, June Tabor, Nic Jones and Pierre Bensusan as respective influences but theirs is a captivating sound that's all their own. See: http://josienneandben.co.uk/ - Doors open 7.30 for an 8pm start

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Helter Skelter With Le Gazhikane Muzikante + Son Of Kirk

on Fri, 27 May 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

Romani Gypsy * Mediterranean Folk * Medieval Spanish and Italian Folk * Fiddle Folk Tones * The dance music of Le Gazhikane Muzikante is rooted in the traditions of the Romani Gypsies, wrapped up in intimate, haunting and exotic rhythms from South Eastern European and the Mediterranean. Son of Kirk mix the purest of fiddle folk tones with contemporary intricate drum rhythms, sweeping cello accompaniment, all wrapped around beautifully ambient guitar based songs.

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New Roots Presents: Lefteris Moumtzis/ Josh Geffin

on Fri, 27 May 2016 at London 14 Bacon Street 7:00pm

No 14 Bacon Street is a beautifully intimate living-room like 50 capacity roots music venue, a haven of peace and tranquility in the heart of the vibrant Brick Lane area. There isn't another venue like this in London, it's like stepping into a secret folk world, you'd never know the noise and bustle of busy Brick Lane was just thirty seconds from the door, a magical place... Singer/songwriter Lefteris Moumtzis is one of the most established musicians in his native Cyprus, founding many succesful acts, organising festivals, and running his own label. He is best known for his work with bands Trio Tekke and J.Kriste, Master of Disguise. WATCH LEFTERIS MOMTZOUMIS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egdUzVlEZDw January 2016 saw the release of his first solo venture, Now Happiness. The album takes an acoustic, minimal approach, giving attention and care to the songs and their stories, effortlessly combining folk, jazz, ambient and classical elements. London-based singer and guitarist Josh Geffin has performed at the South Bank Centre, End Of The Road Festival and on the BBC. His new EP is a collection of traditional folk songs partly inspired by his time working for folk archive The Song Collectors Collective. Josh currently also performs with Geffin Brothers, Victoria Hume and the Trad Academy Sea Shanty Choir. He will be joined for this gig by Andrea Di Biase on double bass. "Simply beautiful full of acoustic grandness" Maverick "A fine new voice in an honourable British tradition of folk-based singer-songwriters R2 WATCH JOSH GEFFIN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC4C2_xjjIw

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The Vegas Six

on Fri, 27 May 2016 at Sheffield Yello Arch Studios 8:00pm

The unstoppable juggernaut that is Vegas Six look set to rip the roof off when they bring their explosive presence to Yellow Arch. Support will be from Ben Miles and The Devil Tones. Be prepared to jump up and down.

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Chester Folk Festival 2016 - Saturday Tickets

on Sat, 28 May 2016 at Chester Folk Festival 12pm

'A full bank holiday weekend of music, song and dance. Guests include The Melrose Quartet, Blackbeard's Tea Party, Nancy Kerr & James Fagan, The Wilson Family, Pete Coe & Alice Jones, Les Barker, Richard & Jess Arrowsmith, Dave Burland, Kelly Oliver, Bill Caddick, Sean Cannon, Hekety, All Blacked Up, Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker, Miriam Backhouse-Erasmus, Jeff Warner, Gavin Davenport & Tom Kitching, Dan Walsh, Tom Browne & Ian Goodier, Kim Lowings & the Greenwood and many more. Concessions are available for students, OAP's and unwaged. Please bring proof of eligibility to the festival with you. Child tickets are for ages 10 - 18 inclusive. Under 10's are free

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Gordon Henricks As Elvis Presley

on Sat, 28 May 2016 at Halifax The Marlborough Hall (YMCA) 7:30pm

The KING is back......This is the closet you will ever get to elvis he is the ultimate tribute to elvis, it's as if elvis himself is up there on that stage~or maybe just maybe he is!! With full suppoert from the TCE Band and the passionettes.

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Ian Siegal & Jimbo Mathus

on Sat, 28 May 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

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Den Miller In Concert

on Sat, 28 May 2016 at Exeter Hope Hall Arts 7:30pm

Den Miller is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumental musician and entertaining solo performer, whose fifth studio album, A Headful of Fancies, was released to great reviews in April 2015. Den's songs mix the silly and the serious, often in the same song, but always with his trademark mission statement of a strong melody plus intelligent lyrics. Den is both an accomplished guitarist and pianist, often using a loop pedal to play both at once, and also plays harmonica and drums. Den has an impressive vocal range and a love of singing harmony, something which the loop pedal also allows a soloist to do live. Den just loves playing music and is very versatile as a result, happy to be playing classical or church music at weddings and funerals, or busking rock/pop classics in the street, or playing Rogers and Hammerstein to nursing home residents, or delivering his own songs with energy, honesty and emotion. http://denmiller.com/ Tea and coffee available. BYO alcohol. No wheelchair access.

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Reve Boheme Presents Manière Des Bohémiens!

on Sat, 28 May 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

Eastern European Gypsy Folk * Manouche Jazz * Swing * Manière des Bohémiens play energetic and improvised Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli influenced Gypsy Jazz and Eastern European swing. They are the most debauched, ecstatic and downright amazing live band you will have seen for a long while. Gypsy jazz played with the jaunty abandon of a misspent youth and a broken heart arranged by six virtuoso musicians who travel around playing the violin, guitar, sax and double bass whilst dipping in and out of Parisian alleyways and absorbing pieces of the colourful lives they meet along the way. They have been entertaining the folks of Nottingham and far beyond for many years with their infectious blend of improvised manouche jazz and rough edged, virtuosic Eastern European Gypsy Folk music.

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Irish Night For Palestine

on Sat, 28 May 2016 at London The Gunners;;'; 7:00pm

We want to create awareness about the crime of ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people, including the massacre in July / Aug 2014 of 565 innocent children, either asleep in their beds in the middle of the night or playing football on the beach, solely because they were Palestinian children, and raise funds to bring some medical aid, and ultimately liberation of the Palestinian people, and the return of the refugees and their families to their homes. Mindful of the attacks on workers by this Tory Government we make tickets as affordable as possible. However if you wish to make a donation these are the bank retails. There will be a print out of the account for inspection at the event. Account: C. Foster, Account Number 03131769, Sort Code:20-92-63

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Irish Night For Palestine

on Sat, 28 May 2016 at London The Gunners;;'; 7:00pm

We want to create awareness about the crime of ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people, including the massacre in July / Aug 2014 of 565 innocent children, either asleep in their beds in the middle of the night or playing football on the beach, solely because they were Palestinian children, and raise funds to bring some medical aid, and ultimately liberation of the Palestinian people, and the return of the refugees and their families to their homes. Mindful of the attacks on workers by this Tory Government we make tickets as affordable as possible. However if you wish to make a donation these are the bank retails. There will be a print out of the account for inspection at the event. Account: C. Foster, Account Number 03131769, Sort Code:20-92-63

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Edgar Wallace Exchange & Friends

on Sat, 28 May 2016 at London The Winemaker's Club 7:30pm

Calling all winos, craft beer collectors and alternative folk aficionados... Join Edgar Wallace Exchange and friends in the cavernous Winemakers Club in Holborn Viaduct for a night of artisanal tipples, lamplight and rootsy grooves. We hope to see you there.

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The Flamenco Trail: From The Middle East To Spain

on Sat, 28 May 2016 at London St Ethelburga's 7:00pm

Ramon Ruiz presents 'The Flamenco Trail: From the Middle East to Spain'. Flamenco developed out of a fusion of music and dance from the Andalucian region of Spain with its roots in East India and Arabic gypsy music. The evocative sound of the flamenco guitar, oud and percussions together with Anita la Maltesa's dance and song will give us a true retrospective journey through the mélange of styles which make up flamenco. Watch Ramon and Anita here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D75eQ0Phr9Q Artists on the night: Ramon Ruiz: Flamenco guitar (http://www.fiestaflamenca.com) Anita la Maltesa: Dance and song (http://www.fiestaflamenca.com) Attab Haddad: Oud (http://www.attabhaddad.com) Antonio Romero: Percussion (http://www.antromero.com)

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Chester Folk Festival 2016 - Sunday Tickets

on Sun, 29 May 2016 at Chester Folk Festival 12pm

'A full bank holiday weekend of music, song and dance. Guests include The Melrose Quartet, Blackbeard's Tea Party, Nancy Kerr & James Fagan, The Wilson Family, Pete Coe & Alice Jones, Les Barker, Richard & Jess Arrowsmith, Dave Burland, Kelly Oliver, Bill Caddick, Sean Cannon, Hekety, All Blacked Up, Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker, Miriam Backhouse-Erasmus, Jeff Warner, Gavin Davenport & Tom Kitching, Dan Walsh, Tom Browne & Ian Goodier, Kim Lowings & the Greenwood and many more. Concessions are available for students, OAP's and unwaged. Please bring proof of eligibility to the festival with you. Child tickets are for ages 10 - 18 inclusive. Under 10's are free

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Ian Siegal + Jimbo Mathus

on Sun, 29 May 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ If your musical preference is a combination of roots blues and folk Americana delivered with irreverent humour and nuggets of folklore, then look no further. This transatlantic duo of multi-award winners ticks all the boxes, combining as it does the talents of the UK's leading contemporary Bluesman, Ian Siegal, with the Grammy-nominated songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Mississippi, Jimbo Mathus. Siegal first met Mathus in 2013 when the latter dropped by the Zebra Ranch studio in Coldwater Mississippi to contribute some banjo and mandolin parts to a Siegal recording. The two discovered a shared passion for many of the same musical influences. Now, when someone has found fame with a band called Squirrel Nut Zippers (as Mathus did when he formed this alt-Americana outfit), you know you're in for something different! An almost overnight sensation, The Zippers played at the Second inauguration of President Bill Clinton and the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Their albums achieved gold and platinum sales. Then, at their peak and in classic music industry style amid disastrous lawsuits, the Squirrel Nut Zippers were no more. Mathus went on to pursue a variety of musical projects. Among these, he toured and recorded with Buddy Guy (catalyzing the distinct approach of Guy's Sweet tea album) and is a founding member of the South Memphis String Band. For devotees of blues and Americana on this side of the Atlantic, Ian Siegal needs no introduction. He's the eight-times British Blues Awards winner, European Blues Awards winner, and two-times US Blues Music Awards nominee. He's sung with the prestigious ONJ orchestra in Paris, played in more than 40 countries, and among his latest albums is a BBC recording made at London's Royal Albert Hall. His accolades include two from MOJO magazine for Best Blues Album of the Year - the only non-American to achieve this distinction. Ahead of the tour the duo are releasing a 21-track album recorded during their debut tour in 2014. Prepare to be entertained!

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Ian Siegal + Jimbo Mathus

on Sun, 29 May 2016 at London Green Note 1:45pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 1.45pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 2.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ If your musical preference is a combination of roots blues and folk Americana delivered with irreverent humour and nuggets of folklore, then look no further. This transatlantic duo of multi-award winners ticks all the boxes, combining as it does the talents of the UK's leading contemporary Bluesman, Ian Siegal, with the Grammy-nominated songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Mississippi, Jimbo Mathus. Siegal first met Mathus in 2013 when the latter dropped by the Zebra Ranch studio in Coldwater Mississippi to contribute some banjo and mandolin parts to a Siegal recording. The two discovered a shared passion for many of the same musical influences. Now, when someone has found fame with a band called Squirrel Nut Zippers (as Mathus did when he formed this alt-Americana outfit), you know you're in for something different! An almost overnight sensation, The Zippers played at the Second inauguration of President Bill Clinton and the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Their albums achieved gold and platinum sales. Then, at their peak and in classic music industry style amid disastrous lawsuits, the Squirrel Nut Zippers were no more. Mathus went on to pursue a variety of musical projects. Among these, he toured and recorded with Buddy Guy (catalyzing the distinct approach of Guy's Sweet tea album) and is a founding member of the South Memphis String Band. For devotees of blues and Americana on this side of the Atlantic, Ian Siegal needs no introduction. He's the eight-times British Blues Awards winner, European Blues Awards winner, and two-times US Blues Music Awards nominee. He's sung with the prestigious ONJ orchestra in Paris, played in more than 40 countries, and among his latest albums is a BBC recording made at London's Royal Albert Hall. His accolades include two from MOJO magazine for Best Blues Album of the Year - the only non-American to achieve this distinction. Ahead of the tour the duo are releasing a 21-track album recorded during their debut tour in 2014. Prepare to be entertained!

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Steve Pledger

on Sun, 29 May 2016 at North Shields Café 32 7:30pm

Born in Cambridge, England on 21st November 1971, Steve grew up in the nearby market town of St Neots. From a very early age, one constant in his life has been music; a love for it, a need to express himself through it and - in more recent times - the opportunity to share his own songs with a growing, wider audience. His musical influences are many, varied and not always obvious. They include - in no particular order - Graham Parker, Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam, Rush, Sam Cooke, Martyn Joseph, Van Morrison, Ryan Adams, Don McLean, Elvis (both of them) and Bruce Springsteen. Add to this a liking for most musical styles - when executed well - and it would be fair to say that he has a wide spectrum of influences informing his own distinct style and approach. Steve's debut album, 14 Good Intentions, was released on 9th July 2012. Featuring 16 songs, (there are 2 bonus tracks!) the album shifts between fragile reflections on love and loss to blistering protest, social commentary and more besides. The emphasis is very much on the spirit of the performance of the songs and the album goes a long way towards capturing the impact of a live gig. The follow up to 14 Good Intentions was released on 2nd April 2015. Striking Matches InThe Wind features 12 new songs, including the deeply moving Friends & Fathers. The album features a handful of other fantastic musicians who complement the songs beautifully and it was launched at a special concert in Dunster, Somerset on 14th March. In the run-up to its release - as well as afterwards - the album has received a great deal of airplay from local and national radio stations, and some incredible reviews. As well as performing his own highly regarded solo shows, Steve has also had many opportunities of late to work with and open for artists such as Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin, Martyn Joseph, Luke Jackson, Willy Porter and others, and particularly with award-winning, fast-rising Folk star, Ange Hardy. Steve took part in the hugely successful launch concert for Ange's 2014 release The Lament of the Black Sheep in September 2014. Their collaboration has since continued and it would appear to be an artistic relationship that may have even more to offer in the future. Striking Matches features Ange's voice on Steve's song There We Are and there is little doubt that there is a special chemistry when they sing together. Steve can also be heard contributing guest vocals on Ange's brilliant new album Esteesee. "Steve Pledger has emerged as a song writer of real talent and whilst it's a crowded market place, he has a light shine above his head that should make him easy to pick out, go seek" Neil King, FATEA "Rarely does an artist resonate with me on such a personal level as Steve Pledger." Andy Barnes, Sonic Bandwagon "Steve Pledger writes riveting songs and makes no fuss about doing it, simply allowing talent to speak on his behalf" Charlie Elland, FolkWords

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Marnhull Acoustic Sessions Presents Gilmore & Roberts

on Sun, 29 May 2016 at Marnhull Village Hall 7:00pm

After a stunning show at North Dorset Folk Festival in 2015 we are delighted to welcome these two wonderful musicians back for a headline show all of their own.

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Leeroy Stagger.

on Sun, 29 May 2016 at High Wycombe Secret venue 6:00pm

born in Victoria british Columbia,stagger spent most of youth with his grandparents who exposed him to the world of country music. stagger formed his first punk rock band at 18, songwriting came shortly after with themes revolving around his childhood, traveling, relationships,substance abuse,and the tribulations of life. stagger found commercial success with the song " just in case " which was feautured in the television hit greys anatomy. stagger is already well on the way to joining the likes of hiatt,adams,& prine,as an ambassador for north American roots rock "n "roll.

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The Phil Beer Band

on Sun, 29 May 2016 at Canterbury The Chapel 7:15pm

Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start Tickets £17 online £18 cash or cheque in advance £19 on the door The Phil Beer Band performs a unique blend of folk and roll trawled from Phil's treasure trove of traditional tunes and American country rock. The highly popular line up comprises Gareth Turner (Little Johnny England), Steve Crickett (Arizona Smoke Review), Nick Quarmby (ColvinQuarmby), Olivia Dunn (Mad Dog McCree) and of course, Phil Beer and promises to deliver a lively cocktail of folk, rock, country and blues once again this year. Having promoted soh for over 12 years, and been fans of the Duo for much longer, its been a long held wish at Folk in the Barn to promote the Phil Beer Band. Up until now the dates have never worked out, so we are thrilled to finally welcome the Phil Beer Band to Canterbury for the first time. www.philbeer.co.uk/about/phil-beer-band/

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Michael Muldoon And His Band

on Sun, 29 May 2016 at Soham The Brook 12:00pm

Sunday carvery available from Noon (at an additional price) , Music starting 2pm. Join us for a wonderful afternoon with this Irish singing star with a silky voice. Michael is a consummate entertainer and, along with his band, will provide a special afternoon everyone can enjoy.

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Hattie Briggs

on Sun, 29 May 2016 at Bristol Crofters Rights 7:00pm

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Hickman & Cassidy

on Sun, 29 May 2016 at Melksham Rachel Fowler Centre 2:00pm

Hickman's emotive, soaring vocals and driving guitar is complemented by Cassidy's ingenious and virtuosic fiddling. Their sound flows from the connection between British and American folk and is bursting with all the humour, heartbreak and excitement of these genres. The lively English wit of Hickman is set against Cassidy's bone-dry irony and American drawl as they take audiences on a dynamic and unforgettable transatlantic journey. James' and Dan's duo was formed in 2008, beginning with several successful local shows in James' hometown of Shrewsbury and the surrounding county of Shropshire. Their relaxed banter and unique musical style was well received and they were soon performing further afield. The following year, with the prospect of more comprehensive tours approaching, they recorded and released their debut album 'Severn Street', featuring arrangements of traditional songs and tunes and several of their own compositions. Dan is the younger brother of the late songstress Eva Cassidy and played on much of her material.

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Hickman & Cassidy (music Cruise)

on Sun, 29 May 2016 at Devizes Kenavon Venture - The Wharf 6:45pm

Hickman's emotive, soaring vocals and driving guitar is complemented by Cassidy's ingenious and virtuosic fiddling. Their sound flows from the connection between British and American folk and is bursting with all the humour, heartbreak and excitement of these genres. The lively English wit of Hickman is set against Cassidy's bone-dry irony and American drawl as they take audiences on a dynamic and unforgettable transatlantic journey. James' and Dan's duo was formed in 2008, beginning with several successful local shows in James' hometown of Shrewsbury and the surrounding county of Shropshire. Their relaxed banter and unique musical style was well received and they were soon performing further afield. The following year, with the prospect of more comprehensive tours approaching, they recorded and released their debut album 'Severn Street', featuring arrangements of traditional songs and tunes and several of their own compositions. Dan is the younger brother of the late songstress Eva Cassidy and played on much of her material.

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Laurence Jones

on Sun, 29 May 2016 at Lyme Regis Marine Theatre 7:30pm

Laurence Jones is the young blues sensation taking the British blues scene by storm. Already winning Young Artist of the Year," at the British Blues Awards, two years running, and voted Best Guitarist in the European Blues Awards in 2015, this boy's got the pulsating power, technique and feel to deliver a take-no-prisoners electrifying live performance. Citing Hendrix, Clapton and Walter Trout as major influences, you can see where he's coming from - put simply, he's the real deal!

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Laurence Jones

on Sun, 29 May 2016 at Lyme Regis Marine Theatre 7:30pm

Laurence Jones is the young blues sensation taking the British blues scene by storm. Already winning Young Artist of the Year," at the British Blues Awards, two years running, and voted Best Guitarist in the European Blues Awards in 2015, this boy's got the pulsating power, technique and feel to deliver a take-no-prisoners electrifying live performance. Citing Hendrix, Clapton and Walter Trout as major influences, you can see where he's coming from - put simply, he's the real deal!

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Rhino And The Ranters

on Sun, 29 May 2016 at Birmingham The Blue Piano 4:00pm

A Mardi-Gras style bank holiday celebration with hot food and cocktails in the garden at The Blue Piano, doors open at 4pm, headline act at 7pm

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Monster Ceilidh Band

on Sun, 29 May 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Monster Ceilidh Band present Monster Ceilidh Sound System their electrofolk spectacular with award winning talents of accordionist Amy Thatcher and violinist Shona Mooney. Their powerful and uncompromising approach has brought them to the attention of many major Festivals from Cambridge to Bestival and to audiences across the world. They have been guided by bands like Shooglenifty, Martyn Bennet, and the Peatbog Faeries continuing in the electronic fusion genre with their self styled ElectroFolk. The result is a crucible for smelting riffs, massive chord progressions, intense electronics, folk tunes and a wide variety of styles from simply some of the UK's finest folk musicians. This is not a ceilidh, it's electrofolkmaggeddon! Tickets: £10 adv / £12 door Tickets available from the Cafe or www.wegottickets.com

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Chester Folk Festival 2016 - Monday Tickets

on Mon, 30 May 2016 at Chester Folk Festival 12pm

'A full bank holiday weekend of music, song and dance. Guests include The Melrose Quartet, Blackbeard's Tea Party, Nancy Kerr & James Fagan, The Wilson Family, Pete Coe & Alice Jones, Les Barker, Richard & Jess Arrowsmith, Dave Burland, Kelly Oliver, Bill Caddick, Sean Cannon, Hekety, All Blacked Up, Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker, Miriam Backhouse-Erasmus, Jeff Warner, Gavin Davenport & Tom Kitching, Dan Walsh, Tom Browne & Ian Goodier, Kim Lowings & the Greenwood and many more. Concessions are available for students, OAP's and unwaged. Please bring proof of eligibility to the festival with you. Child tickets are for ages 10 - 18 inclusive. Under 10's are free

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Leroy Stagger

on Mon, 30 May 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Born in Victoria, British Columbia and raised on a little island on the very west coast of Canada, Stagger spent most of his youth with his grandparents who exposed him to the world of country music. Developing his musical drive early on, Stagger formed his first punk rock band at age 18. Songwriting came shortly after with themes revolving around his childhood, travelling, relationships, substance abuse and the tribulations of life. Having collaborated with one of his icons, Danny Michel, Stagger found commercial success in the song, Just in Case, which was featured on the television hit, Grey's Anatomy. Stagger has garnered an international fan base through relentless touring both home and abroad. Stagger is already well on his way to joining the likes of John Hiatt, Ryan Adams and John Prine as an ambassador for North American roots rock 'n' roll. From start to finish, it feels like Stagger put every ounce of himself into each melody and each couplet. It's sad but it's honest, which is something lacking from music and life these days.

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Bob Log Iii

on Mon, 30 May 2016 at Leeds Brudenell Social Club 7:30pm

Tom Waits on Bob Log. "And then there's this guy named Bob Log, you ever heard of him? He's this little kid nobody ever knows how old he is wears a motorcycle helmet and he has a microphone inside of it and he puts the glass over the front so you can't see his face, and plays slide guitar. It's just the loudest strangest stuff you've ever heard. You don't understand one word he's saying. I like people who glue macaroni on to a piece of cardboard and paint it gold. That's what I aspire to basically Bob Log Bio Bob Log III, Fat Possum recording artist and one man band crown prince of punk blues from Tuscon, Arizona. Witnessing Bob Log live is an unmissable and unforgettable experience. By rights he should be a punk blues stadium super star. He takes to the stage with his face masked in a crash helmet with a black visor and a telephone wired in it for a mic and wearing a blue jump suit. Bob then unleashes a torrent of hardcore Mississippi Delta blues, hip hop beats and punk rock. The crash helmet telephone distorts the vocals and his hands, arms, legs and feet become a blur of jump suit clad limbs as he plays slide, triggers drum machines and drums with his feet simultaneously. Bob then adds extra ingredients to this punk blues bouillabaisse with his unique version of audience participation. More often them not he'll bounce a couple of audience members on his knees while playing, and then bring on the infamous Boob Scotch. The audience are invited to literally stick their boob in his scotch which he then drinks. If Bob feels satisfied he will then launch into his anthem Boob Scotch! Bob Log's identity and history is shrouded in mystery and rumour, probably helped by his stage get up and also when his record company Fat Possum put out an early press release claiming Log had a monkey's paw grafted on to his wrist after a boating accident as a child. Here's an excerpt....."When Bob Log III was a child, he lost his left hand in a boating accident. It was soon replaced with a monkey paw, and a new guitar style was born. 'It's my own personal style, see,' Log says, 'the paw moves much quicker than a normal hand, so my real hand has to flop around a lot to compensate.'" When asked to explain Fat Possum's insistence that his right hand is a monkey's paw, Log replied to an interviewer that, My hand is just hairy. Very, very hairy. It is NOT a PAW. Fat Possum was drunk. Log further clarified the monkey paw myth in an interview with Bizarre Magazine: "I've got all my limbs. It's just that when I'm playing my guitar my hand moves so fast it looks like a monkey paw, a hairy paw. My hand moves really fast. Faster than a normal human hand In fact Bob Log III was born in Tucson, Arizona and is a virtuoso slide player who plays with extremely thick strings tuned very loose that gives him his unique floppy sound. Growing up, Log listened to artists such as Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley and AC/DC, later commenting that "That's what rock'n'roll is to me. You take a guitar, turn it up and have a good timeeveryone else can go listen to Pearl Jam if they want to. Bob Log got his first guitar at the age of 11, and by the age of 16 he had become smitten with Delta Blues, modelling his slide guitar style on that of Mississippi Fred McDowell. Log began his music career recording with Mondo Guano, a four-piece metal-blues band based in Arizona. Upon leaving Mondo Guano, Log went on to perform as one-half of seminal early Delta punk blues duo Doo Rag. Bob Log III was born when Bob was in the middle of a US tour with Doo Rag and his drummer quit. With necessity , ever the mother of invention, Bob donned a helmet he had picked up in a thrift store, took to the stage and kicked his guitar case for percussion and thus the legend of Bob Log was born. Bob Log eventually found his spiritual home on maverick Mississippi blues label Fat Possum in 1998 and released a trio of classic records: School Bus, Trike and Log Bomb. In this current world of homogenised and mass marketed music, we need true mavericks like Bob Log III more than ever.

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Yvonne Lyon

on Mon, 30 May 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Yvonne Lyon is among the UK's brightest and best emerging singer/songwriters. She returns to The Green Note with a collection of songs from her much anticipated new album, Held. Having supported Eddi Reader throughout the UK, performed with Beth Nielsen Chapman and co-written with Boo Hewerdine, Yvonne continues to establish herself as an artist of considerable significance. She has guested on two live sessions with Bob Harris on his BBC Radio 2 show and has recently completed a Masters Degree in Songwriting and Performance. Yvonne consistently stirs audiences with her memorable and emotive performances, combining poignant lyrics with creative melodies and demonstrating a voice that can be both fragile and intense. 'a soul-stirring collection of songs traversing loss and grief in the magic way that great art can bring us from devastation to rebirth' Beth Nielsen Chapman 'just stunning music' Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 'Yvonne's songwriting is honest, heartfelt and true' Eddi Reader 'beautifully sung and played a fine, fine album' R2 Magazine 'gorgeous voice' Q Magazine 'a fine voice... a fine album and one that is refreshingly positive' The Telegraph 'an awesome level of talent that I cannot compare' Maverick Magazine 'a wonderful talent a lady with class' Americana UK

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Leeroy Stagger

on Tue, 31 May 2016 at Portsmouth The Square Tower 7:00pm

Here at Square Roots, we're currently doing a jig of unadulterated joy, as we can now confirm a show in our beautiful venue for a North American artist we have admired for several years now, and an artist we've been desperate to get down to Portsmouth for just as long! And what's more, it's going to be one of our intimate house shows in the gorgeous upstairs room of the Tower - these shows are up close and personal, a real chance to hear songs as they were meant to be heard, and really are very special occasions. For this reason, we limit numbers to 40 people only and as expected these shows sell out very quickly, so we'd always advise getting your tickets early. We were very lucky to have caught Leeroy at Maverick Festival a few years ago - a stunning acoustic-based set on one of the smaller stages was then followed by him and his band blowing the roof off the main Barn stage. And we then travelled to Brighton to see him play a week later - and he proved it was no fluke by doing exactly the same to the Price Albert! We still fondly recall those shows as some of the best we've seen. Raised in Victoria, BC, Leeroy Stagger is already well on his way to joining the likes of John Hiatt, Ryan Adams and Steve Earle as an ambassador for North American roots rock n roll. There has always been a swagger about Stagger, a slightly cocky self-confidence that's actually quite endearing.and there's an open and honest feel to his unaffected voice. This is arguably his best work yet. Leeroy Stagger continues to prove he is one of Canada's most prolific and talented songwriters. Over the years, Leeroy Stagger has shared the stage with plenty of talented musicians, including The Pixies, Los Lobos, Tegan and Sara, Ron Sexsmith, Joel Plaskett and George Thorogood and his songs have received placement on the hit TV shows Greys Anatomy, Sons Of Anarchy, Degrassi and Heartland. He has garnered an international fan base after relentless touring both home and abroad. Leeroy Stagger's new album, Dream It All Away is the sound of a songwriter entering his 12th year of relentless recording, touring, discovering and documenting the good, bad, happy and sad - the true joy and chore of the troubadour. From start to finish, it feels like Stagger put every ounce of himself into each melody and each couplet. It's sad but it's honest, which is something lacking from music and life these days.

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Joel Savoy, Jesse Lege And Cajun Country Revival

on Tue, 31 May 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Spanning generations the Cajun Country Revival is a veritable supergroup of American roots musicians. Comprised of Cajun musicians Jesse Lége and Joel Savoy and two members of Portland Oregon's Foghorn Stringband, this group presents a music that seems to embody all of the things that make life wonderful. Together, they've delighted audiences around the world celebrating rather than performing" the genre that unite them - Cajun music and early Country music.

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Robert Forster

on Tue, 31 May 2016 at Manchester The Deaf Institute 7:00pm

Seven years. Seven years since Robert Forster's last album The Evangelist (2008). Seven years since one of Australia's most respected singer-songwriters released what was widely regarded as his best solo album, and one that more than lived up to the many high points of his legendary band The Go-Betweens. Seven years for fans and critics alike to ask, what the hell was he doing? Quite a lot, as it turns out. Record producer for acclaimed albums by Brisbane bands The John Steel Singers and Halfway. An extended stint as a music critic for the Australian periodical The Monthly that was so well received, a collection of his writings was published as 'The Ten Rules Of Rock And Roll' in 2009 and was reissued, revised and updated in 2011. Curator and compiler of G Stands For Go-Betweens. Volume 1 the first of three lavish boxset compilations charting the career of an Australian music icon, of which he was founding member, singer and songwriter. Still seven years. Long time, musically speaking. Time for writing songs, time for gathering musicians, time spent preparing for what was to be the next chapter of his musical life a refreshed creative direction that took shape as the new album Songs To Play. Ten very different Robert Forster songs recorded on a mountain top half an hour from his Brisbane home, in an analogue studio, with a troop of young musicians: talented multi-intrumentalists Scott Bromley and Luke McDonald (from The John Steel Singers), Matt Piele (drummer from his touring band), and violinist and singer Karin Baumler. 'I had originally envisaged the gap between my last album and my new one as five years,' Robert says. 'I wanted time to pass, for there to be a cut-off. I knew what happened next would be the start of something new.' 'Five years became seven.' The resulting album is really nothing like he's ever done before, although it retains many of the qualities we know from his songwriting: highly melodic, with incisive, witty lyrics attuned to real people and real lives. The surprise will be the spirit of the record, its sense of adventure and fun especially after the meditative reflections of The Evangelist (recorded a year after the death of The Go-Betweens co-founder Grant McLennan). Seven years has brought a bolder, wilder approach to sound and a set of truly inspiring compositions. Pop songs. Five minute epics. A bossa nova tune. Singer-songwriter classics. Add the more experimental and detailed production assistance of Bromley and McDonald and no wonder from the album's opening lines on the super-charged Learn To Burn Forster is bursting to get out and tell his story. Time's a sequence and you wait for changes. Problem is you know I've got no patience. I've got no desire to be the fourth person in line. Seven years in the making. And worth every minute. 'Songs To Play is his strongest work for decades' 9/10, Uncut

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Lera Lynn

on Tue, 31 May 2016 at Leeds Brudenell Social Club 7:30pm

Singer-songwriter. Co-producer. Multi-instrumentalist. Lera Lynn juggles multiple roles on Resistor, an album that finds the Nashville transplant embellishing her Americana roots with a mix of spacey, left-of-center rock and experimental pop-noire. Following the 2014 release of her critically-acclaimed sophomore release, The Avenues, Lynn spent 2015 in a creative whirlwind, kicking off the year with an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman and, months later, wrapping things up with a 39-date headlining fall tour. Along the way, she also played a role in shaping the dark direction of True Detective's second season, both appearing in the popular HBO series as a barroom singer and contributing a handful of original songs to the show's soundtrack. The response was overwhelming. True Detective's teaser trailer, which featured a clip of Lynn's "The Only Thing Worth Fighting For" (co-written with Rosanne Cash and T Bone Burnett), racked up more than 35 million views in a matter of months, giving Lynn the assurance that a wide audience did, indeed, exist for her brand of otherworldly music. Resistor at once embraces the darker and more provocative sides of Lynn's songwriting. Moody and muscular, it pairs Lynn's voice a warm, anchoring instrument that sweeps its way through all 10 songs with the deep-seated rumble of baritone guitars, the atmospheric swirl of keyboards, and the gauze of her own double-tracked harmonies. Lynn and her co-producer, Joshua Grange, play nearly every instrument on the album, which was tracked during a series of spontaneous, experimental recording sessions in Nashville. While The Avenues couched Lynn's voice in layers of pedal steel and other folky instruments, Resistor takes a different approach, focusing on texture rather than twang. From the percussive pulse of "Shape Shifter" to the greasy, slow-motion strut of "Little Ruby," Resistor finds Lynn in the captain's chair, confidently steering her ship into uncharted waters. "Drive," the album's most propulsive track, conjures up images of late-night road trips through the American desert, while songs like "Fade Into the Black" and "For the Last Time" sway and swoon, occupying the intersection where slow dances, lullabies and the soundtrack of David Lynch's "Blue Velvet" all connect. An independent album in every regard, Resistor was funded and created not by a big-budget label, but by a songwriter who continu es to maintain complete control over her art. It's the sound Lera Lynn has always heard in her head, and never has that sound been more clearly presented than it is here. Resistor has this otherworldly quality to it, this darkness, this sense of atmosphere and space, says Lynn. We used a lot of baritone guitar, which at once roots and spears through everything, with the vocals floating above and around. There's a slow-burning intensity that at times sounds a little spooky. It's creepy and lovely." Lynn gained respect early in her career with her 2011 LP release, Have You Met Lera Lynn? The collection included her song Bobby, Baby, which won Merlefest's 2011 Chris Austin Songwriting Competition (an honor she shared with Gillian Welch and Tift Merritt) and best alternative country song at the Independent Music Awards. Following the album's release, she walked away with best country artist honors at Athens' Flagpole Music Awards. Lera Lynn followed up the debut album with a hair-raising cover of June Carter Cash's classic Ring of Fire, recently heard on the hit TV show Pretty Little Liars, backed with the original Don't Make Me Wait. With her 2014 EP release, Lying in the Sun, Lynn illustrates her versatility even further, doing much of the playing and even engineering and producing. She made her national TV debut on the Late Show with David Letterman, in January, 2015 ending with David saying, Beautiful, remember you heard it here first. In addition Lera performed on numerous radio shows across the country including NPR's A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor as well as sessions on NPR World Café, NPR Mountain Stage, Acoustic Café, and Sirius XM's The Loft. In 2014, Lynn self-released her sophomore album, The Avenues, which continues to receive praise and critical acclaim from many sources. The album was covered by NPR's popular All Things Considered, and appeared in the Top 50 Albums of the Year from American Songwriter (ranking #14), Rolling Stone, Huffington Post and numerous other Best Albums of the Year lists. Since 2012, Lera Lynn has experienced an incredible run of touring, performing in listening rooms, concert halls, and festivals in North America and the UK which included stops at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, showcases at the Americana Music Fest, Stagecoach Festival and the Cambridge Folk Festival. Lera ended 2015 with a 38 city headlining tour taking her coast-to-coast. If you catch Lera performing live these days, it will be with her ace band or on the rare occasion, playing as a duo with Grange. Either way, you'll see a natural in action. My favorite part of this job is performing in a live setting, and seeing the pot ential to move people through music. Lynn's shows are intimate regardless of venue type and feature songs spanning from her earliest recordings to the most current, including some unexpected covers. Over the course of five years, with three albums, a self produced EP and a Soundtrack under her belt, this fiercely independent musician has developed into a distinguished and multi talented artist. I think I'm just growing into myself a little bit embracing whatever it is that makes me who I am as an artist and person. That comes with age, too. As you get older you feel more comfortable with being yourself. I think the new record is going to be even more of an illustration of whatever it is that I have to offer that's unique."

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Lost Hollow

on Tue, 31 May 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

Hollow Meadow are an Indie Alt/Folk band from Nashville, led by musician and producer Tommy Harden (Rieba McEntire, Taylor Swift..) and his wife Lorrie on vocals. The band have enjoyed extensive US radio play and great reviews for their debut album. They will be touring as a four piece and are making an eagerly awaited first appearance to the Greystones.

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John Jones And The Reluctant Ramblers

on Tue, 31 May 2016 at Ludlow Brewery 7:30pm

John Jones, lead singer of Oysterband comes to Ludlow as part of his "3 Castles, 3 Breweries, 4 Walks" tour of the Marches in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. John and his band 'The Reluctant Ramblers' are joined by Benji Kirkpatrick (Bellowhead) and Boff Whalley (Chumbawamba). See www.jj-rr.org/walks-in-2016 for further information. There are still tickets available at the venue for this gig or email info@jj-rr.org

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Rory Mcleod And The Familiar Strangers

on Wed, 1 Jun 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rory McLeod is a generous, hardworking, lyrical performer - whose mission is to carve new roads, keep memory alive, and to take his audience on a journey - emotionally, physically and musically on large and small stages. Rory is an enduring and internationally popular performer who has now chosen to work with other musicians of quality who are successful in other genres, but sympathetic to his vision. www.rorymcleod.com 'Rory McLeod & The Familiar Strangers' present Rory McLeod's songs in a fresh and exciting new musical environment and bring a musical depth and range to compliment Rory's outstanding talents as wordsmith and to match his engaging and earthy performing qualities: Diego La Verde Rojas - Columbian Harp, Cuatro Bob Morgan - Clarinet, Saxophone Richard Sadler - Double Bass Rory McLeod, Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica, Spoons, Tap shoes. The wonderful newsounds of 'The Strangers', straddles the borders of Folk, World, soul, Jazz and Latin. http://thefamiliarstrangers.co.uk

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The Karen Matheson Band

on Wed, 1 Jun 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Start time for this event is 7.30pm. Widely recognised as the compelling vocals of Celtic super-¬group Capercaillie, Karen has enjoyed a stellar career. Capercaillie have sold more than a million albums , performed in over thirty countries and provided music for the blockbuster movie 'Rob Roy', with Liam Neeson and Jessica Lange. As a solo performer, Karen has been involved in various projects of collaboration worldwide including recordings and performances with Algerian singer Idir, Breton singer Dan Ar Braz and Portuguese star Dulce Pontes. Closer to home she has performed on the award winning BBC series Transatlantic Sessions, where over the last decade she has filmed tracks with artists like James Taylor , Emmylou Harris, The McGarrigle Sisters, Nanci Griffith, and a host of respected Scottish musicians. Karen will be playing music from her new album Urram which features Indian, African as well as Celtic musicians.

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The Karen Matheson Band

on Wed, 1 Jun 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Start time for this event is 7.30pm. Widely recognised as the compelling vocals of Celtic super-¬group Capercaillie, Karen has enjoyed a stellar career. Capercaillie have sold more than a million albums , performed in over thirty countries and provided music for the blockbuster movie 'Rob Roy', with Liam Neeson and Jessica Lange. As a solo performer, Karen has been involved in various projects of collaboration worldwide including recordings and performances with Algerian singer Idir, Breton singer Dan Ar Braz and Portuguese star Dulce Pontes. Closer to home she has performed on the award winning BBC series Transatlantic Sessions, where over the last decade she has filmed tracks with artists like James Taylor , Emmylou Harris, The McGarrigle Sisters, Nanci Griffith, and a host of respected Scottish musicians. Karen will be playing music from her new album Urram which features Indian, African as well as Celtic musicians.

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The Karen Matheson Band

on Wed, 1 Jun 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Start time for this event is 7.30pm. Widely recognised as the compelling vocals of Celtic super-¬group Capercaillie, Karen has enjoyed a stellar career. Capercaillie have sold more than a million albums , performed in over thirty countries and provided music for the blockbuster movie 'Rob Roy', with Liam Neeson and Jessica Lange. As a solo performer, Karen has been involved in various projects of collaboration worldwide including recordings and performances with Algerian singer Idir, Breton singer Dan Ar Braz and Portuguese star Dulce Pontes. Closer to home she has performed on the award winning BBC series Transatlantic Sessions, where over the last decade she has filmed tracks with artists like James Taylor , Emmylou Harris, The McGarrigle Sisters, Nanci Griffith, and a host of respected Scottish musicians. Karen will be playing music from her new album Urram which features Indian, African as well as Celtic musicians.

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Alex Cumming & Nicola Beazley

on Wed, 1 Jun 2016 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 9pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ---------------------------------------------- Alex Cumming (The Teacups) & Nicola Beazley (Speldosa) are an exciting Box & Fiddle duo performing both songs and tunes from around England and beyond. They are both recent graduates of the Newcastle University Folk and Traditional Music Degree and were New Roots Finalist in 2014. The last couple of years has seen Alex & Nicola build up a great reputation performing at some top venues and festivals including Towersey Village Festival, Whitby Folk Week, Sidmouth Folk Week, Bromyard Folk Festival, Sage Gateshead and more. 2016 see's the release of Alex and Nicola's much anticipated debut album 'Across The Water' on Haystack Records, which will be accompanied by launch tours in the UK, USA and Canada. With Alex's rhythmic danceable accordion style & strong voice and Nicola's stunning and gutsy fiddle playing, the duo create a big sound and give a new voice to the wonderful canon of English Folk Music.

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The Handsome Family

on Wed, 1 Jun 2016 at London 100 Club 7:30pm

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A Touch Of Texas With Jarrod Dickenson

on Wed, 1 Jun 2016 at Tunbridge Wells Velo House Music Club 7:00pm

We are extremely proud to say Jarrod Dickenson is coming all the way from Texas via Brooklyn New York to play some of his amazing Americana for us. Biography Storytelling is something of a Texas tradition. Tall hats and even taller tales are woven into the fabric of The Lone Star State, and singer-songwriter, Jarrod Dickenson can spin a yarn with the best of them. Hailing from Waco, now based in Brooklyn, Dickenson spends most of his time on the road bringing his own particular brand of soulful americana to a wide variety of music loving audiences around the globe. Jarrod's critically acclaimed album 'The Lonesome Traveler' and his EP 'Songs From Willow St' paved the way for him to tour the UK, Ireland and Europe extensively over the last several years, gaining him legions of fans, including BBC radio hosts Dermot O'Leary, Cerys Matthews, Huey Morgan, Janice Long, Robert Elms and Alex Lester - all of whom have played Jarrod's music on their shows. 2015 was a banner year for Jarrod with breakout performances at Glastonbury and Larmer Tree Festival, and highly successful tours supporting the legendary Don McLean in Ireland and Europe, and a 21 date tour of the UK supporting The Waterboys. The day after the month-long tour with The Waterboys ended, Jarrod found himself hunkered down at Echo Zoo Studios in Eastbourne, England along with friends and musical cohorts for five days in early December to record his next album, which is currently slated for a 2016 release. "If you can catch him, you should...he reminds me of this cat, Gram Parsons" -Huey Morgan, BBC Radio 2 A voice like a young Tom Waits...Jarrod Dickenson's songs are simply breathtaking, possessing melodies many of his peers would give their left arm for. - No Depression "An incredible talent" -Janice Long, BBC Radio 2 "Dickenson has a superb, expressive voice..." -Country Music People (5 Star Review) "Brilliant songs" -Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 6

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Keith James. Unicef Concerts. The Music Of Yusuf - Cat Stevens

on Wed, 1 Jun 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Proceeds and audience donations from this tour of concerts will go to the UNICEF UK Syrian Children's appeal. The amassed body of music from this hugely popular and sincerely adored singer/songwriter made for a collection of 'must have' records across a whole generation. Tea for the Tillerman and Teaser and the Firecat were on everyone's turntables and on every radio station, live versions are played in concerts, bars and on the world's beaches to this day. Songs such as Wild World, Father and Son, Moonshadow and Where do the Children play have been covered by hundreds of Artists worldwide. Yusuf campaigns on many educational and humanitarian issues,he was awarded the 'Man of Peace' award by the Nobel Peace Laureates. In 2015 and he received the Lifetime achievement award from BBC Radio 2 and the Ivor Novello Award for outstanding song collection. He has received two honorary doctorates and awards for promoting peace from two organisations founded by Mikhail Gorbachev. This concert will give you far more than just the music itself; Keith James is one of the most active and inventive performers on this Country's concert scene. All of his concerts are based on dedicated studies of poets and songwriters with whom both he himself and audiences identify as having a quality and integrity far above the norm.. '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)

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Elle Osborne

on Thu, 2 Jun 2016 at Brighton The Greys 8:00pm

Rearranged date after Elle's bout of laryngitis put paid to her night at The Greys. terrace cred. presents: A very welcome return to The Greys (after she enticed Trembling Bells along to play last year). Sussex-based, from the Lincolnshire coast, inspired by the language and beauty of folk song, Elle Osborne is a singer / fiddler / contemporary songwriter / sound collagist - a performer steeped in tradition and place, with shades of Shirley Collins. Elle's work figures in many 'best of the year' lists. Her vocals are' ...a cross between Lal Waterson and Nico' Alex Neilson, Trembling Bells

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Blues 'n' Grooves

on Thu, 2 Jun 2016 at Ascot Jagz 7:30pm

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John Jones And The Reluctant Ramblers

on Thu, 2 Jun 2016 at Bishop's Castle Three Tuns Inn 7:30pm

John Jones, lead singer of Oysterband returns to the 3 Tuns as part of his "3 Castles, 3 Breweries, 4 Walks" tour of the Marches in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. John and his band 'The Reluctant Ramblers' are joined by local musician Benji Kirkpatrick (Bellowhead) and Boff Whalley (Chumbawamba). See www.jj-rr.org/walks-in-2016 for further information.

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Thomas Ford

on Thu, 2 Jun 2016 at Towersey The Three Horseshoes 7:30pm

A one man blues cyclone a 6 foot 4, Delta guitar picking, blues shouting giant and fire-breathing harmonica colossus. Astonishing audiences with his box fresh, self-penned solid gold blues renditions, his copious recorded works have graced the airwaves from Luton to Laos, his travels have taken him from Birmingham to Bucharest. That's why he is hailed THE 'rising star of British blues' and it's very, very easy to hear why"

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Jam Hot Presents: New Kid In Town Plus Support Tbc

on Thu, 2 Jun 2016 at London Proud Camden 7:00pm

Upon his return to Proud Camden New Kid In Town will be running a very special set, including a solo acoustic performance of tracks from his latest release " Acoustic Prayers" and a few numbers from "Days & Nights" with his Trio: Nick Gordon (Bass, Double Bass) , Jamie Murray (Drums). BIO New Kid In Town started performing in London in September 2006. After earning many different residencies at most major underground venues across London including 93Ft East,Proud Camden, Bar Music Hall etc.. he started working at his debut album "Days & Nights". "Days & Nights" is an eclectic work where many different elements from Rock to Jazz, Blues and Reggae merge into a new style. A sooothing and uplifting alternative pop rock . New Kid In Town music is downright in the tradition of those very few music artisans who crafted their own unique style and sound.

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Gillian Frame- Album Launch Show

on Thu, 2 Jun 2016 at Glasgow The Glad Cafe 7:00am

Gillian Frame launches 'Pendulum' her first solo album since 2001's Gillian Frame and Back of the Moon. Tonight Gillian will be joined by 'Pendulum' producer and multi-instrumentalist Mike Vass, ace guitarist Tia Files and award winning bassist Euan Burton. Gillian was a founder member of multi award winning band Back of the Moon and has played with The Unusual Suspects, Breabach, Deaf Shepard, Findlay Napier and many more. In a review of 'Pendulum' by Living Tradition Magazine they describe Gillian as an enviably talented performer with a sure and considered touch on the fiddle and a dusky, breathy voice that has the gift of being able to transport the listener straight to a Scottish fireside.

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Gillian Frame- Album Launch Show

on Thu, 2 Jun 2016 at Glasgow The Glad Cafe 7:00am

Gillian Frame launches 'Pendulum' her first solo album since 2001's Gillian Frame and Back of the Moon. Tonight Gillian will be joined by 'Pendulum' producer and multi-instrumentalist Mike Vass, ace guitarist Tia Files and award winning bassist Euan Burton. Gillian was a founder member of multi award winning band Back of the Moon and has played with The Unusual Suspects, Breabach, Deaf Shepard, Findlay Napier and many more. In a review of 'Pendulum' by Living Tradition Magazine they describe Gillian as an enviably talented performer with a sure and considered touch on the fiddle and a dusky, breathy voice that has the gift of being able to transport the listener straight to a Scottish fireside.

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Wirral Folk Festival 2016

on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 at Ellesmere Port The Whitby Club 7pm

RALPH McTELL, EDDI READER, OYSTERBAND, HEIDI TALBOT, JEZ LOWE & the BAD PENNIES, FLOSSIE MALAVIALLE, Joe Topping, Becky Mills, BarlowCree, Two Coats Colder, Granny's Attic, Welcomme, Finnan & Chrimes, Chris Bannister (John Denver tribute act), Gerry Ffrench, Calico. FRINGE: Alterego, Brian Lupton, Clive Pownceby, Jan Lupton, Celtic Knot, Colleen Cavell, Dave Russell, Gordon Morris, Graham Bellinger, Greasby Ukes, Jo Pue, John Finnan, John Warburton, Ian Campbell, Jill & Terry Jobson, Mel Barratt, Neston Strummers, Sheffield Steel Rappers, Steve Canavan, Stewart Lever, Sue Farley, The Marrowbones, The Vintage Rockers, Vocal Point, Will Morgan. Children aged under 11 years - will be allowed entry for FREE (provided they are accompanied by an adult)

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Mondomix

on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 at Calbourne Water Mill 9:00am

MondoMix 3/4/5 June 2016 www.mondomix.uk Let us introduce you to the best music you didn't know you liked! Children 17yrs and under will only be allowed entry to the event when accompanied by a responsible adult

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Wizz Jones In Concert

on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Wizz Jones, a renowned blues guitarist, is one of the most influential players of the past 40 years. He is credited as an influence on a generation of greats, from Nick Drake to Rod Stewart, as well as Eric Clapton and Keith Richards. Pete Paphides, the music writer and fan of Wizz Jones told the BBC Today programme: "The 60s were a really golden age for folk and blues guitarists. The aren't too many of them left around now who's playing is just as expressive and magical as Wizz's." The acoustic guitarist, singer and songwriter, who lives in Balham, south-west London, has been performing since the late 1950s and has released 20 solo records, most of them independently. Despite working with many notable musicians, the folk singer has not achieved anywhere near the level of fame some of his protégés have; the Scottish guitarist Bert Jansch once said of Mr Jones: I think he's the most underrated guitarist ever. Why has he never hit the big-time? Mr Jones claims he doesn't have personality for it: he has a reputation for being a musician's musician. In 2012 Bruce Springsteen opened his sold-out Wrecking Ball concert in Berlin with Mr Jones's song When I Leave Berlin though he failed to mention the name of the man who penned the track. Keith Richards has previously discussed skipping classes at art school in order to meet up with Mr Jones, who taught him how to play blues guitar in the toilet, and Rod Stewart claims that the two travelled together in the early 1960s.

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Wizz Jones In Concert

on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Wizz Jones, a renowned blues guitarist, is one of the most influential players of the past 40 years. He is credited as an influence on a generation of greats, from Nick Drake to Rod Stewart, as well as Eric Clapton and Keith Richards. Pete Paphides, the music writer and fan of Wizz Jones told the BBC Today programme: "The 60s were a really golden age for folk and blues guitarists. The aren't too many of them left around now who's playing is just as expressive and magical as Wizz's." The acoustic guitarist, singer and songwriter, who lives in Balham, south-west London, has been performing since the late 1950s and has released 20 solo records, most of them independently. Despite working with many notable musicians, the folk singer has not achieved anywhere near the level of fame some of his protégés have; the Scottish guitarist Bert Jansch once said of Mr Jones: I think he's the most underrated guitarist ever. Why has he never hit the big-time? Mr Jones claims he doesn't have personality for it: he has a reputation for being a musician's musician. In 2012 Bruce Springsteen opened his sold-out Wrecking Ball concert in Berlin with Mr Jones's song When I Leave Berlin though he failed to mention the name of the man who penned the track. Keith Richards has previously discussed skipping classes at art school in order to meet up with Mr Jones, who taught him how to play blues guitar in the toilet, and Rod Stewart claims that the two travelled together in the early 1960s.

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Sam Carter Band

on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

We at TLR first got hooked on Sam's music after being given a copy of his EP, the beautiful and haunting 'Here In The Ground' and after the release of his debut album Keepsakes in 2009, there has been a mounting excitement about this songwriter, guitarist and singer. Sam has since supported Bellowhead on a UK tour, performed in the Middle East and UK with the British Council's Shifting Sands project, played to thousands as part of the all-star line-up for the tour 'The Lady: A Homage To Sandy Denny', performed on major venue and festival stages in his own right and walked away with Horizon Award for best newcomer at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Sam's second album The No Testament was released in August 2012, an album that saw the singer reinvent his contemporary narrative-based songwriting by infusing it with shapenote, gospel and work song influences. The release caused a wave of media and audience attention for an album that saw Sam reach new heights in his songwriting. As a result he was invited to perform on BBC 2's 'Laterwith Jools Holland' in autumn 2012, was filmed for the BBC 4 special 'The Enigma of Nic Jones' aired September 2013. The collaborative spirit of The No Testament has since inspired several projects: Sam has written and toured with Canadian songstress Catherine MacLellan, and performed in Pakistan with virtuoso South Asian classical musicians Sajid Hussain and Haroon Samuel as part of the British Council's Folk Nations initiative. Another project culminated in a live TV performance on the BBC's Andrew Marr show, where Sam showcased songs co-written with Zimbabwean musician and former refugee Lucky Moyo as part of Refugee Week 2013. Playing with his own band for tonight's show, Sam will be back again in October with Jim Moray, fronting the electric folk mayhem of False Lights! 'The finest English-style finger-picking guitarist of his generation' - Jon Boden 'The work of a great songwriter in the making' - Guitar & Bass 'His songs look set to stand the test of time and to be covered by others in turn' - R2

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Martyn Joseph

on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 at Crawfordjohn Village Hall 7:30pm

Concert starts 20.00

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Martyn Joseph

on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 at Crawfordjohn Village Hall 7:30pm

Concert starts 20.00

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Tibetan Monks: The Power Of Compassion

on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 at Strathpeffer The Pavilion 7:30pm

Tibetan Chant, mantras, music and dance performed by Monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery. A magical window on to a world of reincarnation and Buddhist mysticism which has inspired audiences in theatres and festivals throughout Europe over the last decade. From the contemplative, mesmerising chant of Buddhist texts to swirling costumed masked dances accompanied by Tantric instruments from antiquity, including conch-shell trumpets, horns made from human leg bones, skull-drums, meditation bells and the shattering sound of the majestic dungchen or long horns, the Monks evoke the atmosphere of sacred Tibet and offer an experience of an ancient culture accessible to all. The performance includes introductory explanations allowing audiences to gain more insight into this endangered world. As well as the main performance, there is also an interactive workshop available beforehand. This starts at 5pm and finishes at 6:30pm, and tickets for this are listed under the 'concessions' banner. The Tibetan monks from Tashi Lhunpo introduce details of the unique costumes worn in the dances of the Gutor Festival at Tibetan New Year, and invite you to learn a few of the steps. A demonstration and explanation of Taksel, the art of dialectical debate and teaching some of the intricate mudras (hand gestures) from Tantric prayer offers an insight into monastic life, and an additional introduction to the evening's performance. Tickets are available for the show and the workshop separately, and so customers may choose to attend either or both as they wish. Full Price Ticket £10 = The Power of Compassion performance Concession Work Shop Ticket £5 = The Tashi Lhunpo workshop The bundle ticket of Workshop, Show and Meal for £20 is available exclusively from our Box Office.

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Tibetan Monks: The Power Of Compassion

on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 at Strathpeffer The Pavilion 7:30pm

Tibetan Chant, mantras, music and dance performed by Monks from Tashi Lhunpo Monastery. A magical window on to a world of reincarnation and Buddhist mysticism which has inspired audiences in theatres and festivals throughout Europe over the last decade. From the contemplative, mesmerising chant of Buddhist texts to swirling costumed masked dances accompanied by Tantric instruments from antiquity, including conch-shell trumpets, horns made from human leg bones, skull-drums, meditation bells and the shattering sound of the majestic dungchen or long horns, the Monks evoke the atmosphere of sacred Tibet and offer an experience of an ancient culture accessible to all. The performance includes introductory explanations allowing audiences to gain more insight into this endangered world. As well as the main performance, there is also an interactive workshop available beforehand. This starts at 5pm and finishes at 6:30pm, and tickets for this are listed under the 'concessions' banner. The Tibetan monks from Tashi Lhunpo introduce details of the unique costumes worn in the dances of the Gutor Festival at Tibetan New Year, and invite you to learn a few of the steps. A demonstration and explanation of Taksel, the art of dialectical debate and teaching some of the intricate mudras (hand gestures) from Tantric prayer offers an insight into monastic life, and an additional introduction to the evening's performance. Tickets are available for the show and the workshop separately, and so customers may choose to attend either or both as they wish. Full Price Ticket £10 = The Power of Compassion performance Concession Work Shop Ticket £5 = The Tashi Lhunpo workshop The bundle ticket of Workshop, Show and Meal for £20 is available exclusively from our Box Office.

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Blue Rose Code

on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 at Wirksworth Coach House Studios 8:00pm

BLUE ROSE CODE, (Ross Wilson solo) - Performance starts at 8:30PM "Blue Rose Code is a very important emerging singer/ songwriter." Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 "This is simply beautiful, I am a folk convert." Emma Freud, BBC Radio 4's Loose Ends "Imagine John Martyn meeting a young Van Morrison and being shipwrecked with a crate of Chet Baker records." Time Out London In the space of only a short few years and two stellar albums, Blue Rose Code, Edinburgh-born Ross Wilson, has gone from song-writing in the obscurity of an East London flat to being celebrated by the industry and fans alike as a legacy artist whose work stands alone. As BBC Radio 3 broadcaster Mary-Anne Kennedy said recently, Blue Rose Code is one of those rare artists whose work makes you sit up and listen. The Ballads Of Peckham Rye, Blue Rose Code's second record, was nominated for the prestigious Scottish Album Of The Year Awards in 2014 and featured a roll-call of remarkable talent, including Danny Thompson, Karine Polwart, John Wetton, Aidan O'Rourke and Kathryn Williams www.bluerosecode.com www.thecoachhousestudios.co.uk

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Kat & Co

on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Kat & Co. pioneer a music style which respectfully preserves the tradition of the Blues whilst focusing on the modernization of its sound. Their songs are usually centered on metropolitan life and, through the use of contemporary beats and present day production techniques, their music appeals to people of all ages. Already described by some as "Night Club Blues" (Blues Matters), their smoky, sassy but very classy approach to the genre is meant for an audience appreciative of Blues, Soul and Jazz.

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Gilmore & Roberts

on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

BC Radio 2 Folk Award 2013 nominees for best duo, Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts (brother of Kathryn) , combine astounding lap-tapping guitar, fiery fiddle and their trademark harmonies with considerable songwriting talent to make a truly distinctive sound. Conflict Tourism is their fourth Katriona Gilmore and Jamie Roberts noticed a common thread running through their latest crop of original songs. Conflict, whether an internal struggle between positive and negative, or a healthy body and a disease, is an everyday phenomenon captured perfectly by these 11 tracks

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Lowri Evans

on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

We welcome Lowri Evans on her new album tour. In support is Harry Harris and Amy J. Tickets are £5 adv £7 on the door. Pre-book from the ticket link above or pop into the shop. Doors at 7pm. Lowri Evans 9.45-10.30 Harry Harris 8.50-9.30 Amy J 8.00-8.35 Lowri Evans To date Lowri's career has been the very definition of 'independent'. Welsh-born, Welsh-speaking, Newport based Evans' story has not been one of hype or hyperbole, overnight success or big record company intervention but the story of an artist whose faith in herself and her songs has never wavered. As a consequence her musical journey has not always been easy but it has always been interesting. From a wellspring of innate talent and a voice that holds audiences spellbound she has worked resolutely - with a little help from family and friends, of course - to realise her dream of making music for a living. Integral to all she has done has been Lowri's pride in being Welsh, her homeland's rich musical heritage an inspiration and springboard into performing. As a result she has always written, sung and made records in the Welsh language as well as in English. As one critic commented, 'Lowri Evans is a major talent in any language' (Hot Press). Honing her skills through gigging, writing and recording, Lowri set up her own label, Shimi: "Shimi was going to be the name of my college band in Newcastle where I was notorious for 'shimmying' in bars and clubs!" When, in 2013, Corner Of My Eye ('one of the albums of this or any other year' R2) began picking up airplay on Radio 2, was play listed on BBC Radio Wales and led to an 'Under The Apple Tree Session' with Bob Harris, it was the result of recommendations from music industry peers, of fans requesting tracks be played and venues finding audiences wanted her back. By then, she was already a star in Wales, her songs regularly aired on BBC Radio Cymru, BBC Radio Wales and she'd made many appearances on S4C TV shows such as 'Heno', 'Bandit', 'Nodyn' and 'Noson Lawen'. In June 2014 her song 'Gadael y gorffennol' ('Leaving The Past') was immediately made 'Track Of The Week' on BBC Radio Cymru, residing on the station's official play list for three months! Tracks from this and her earlier records have proved a moveable feast, aired around the world while she herself has toured in the USA, appearing 'live' in 2014 on radio shows in Nashville, performing at the Folk Alliance in Kansas City in 2015 ... leaving with lots of invitations to return. 2016 UK Festivals already include Underneath the Stars, Warwick Festival, Bamfest, Tredegar House Festival and Village Pump Festival. www.lowrievans.co.uk www.facebook.com/Lowri-Evans-88398228520 www.twitter.com/lowrievansmusic Harry Harris Details soon Amy J Details soon The fully licensed bookshop bar will be open serving hot and cold drinks, beer and wine plus cake and crisps. No other food aor drink to be brought onto the premises. www.thebigcomfybookshop.co.uk www.facebook.com/thebigcomfybookshop www.twitter.com/bigcomfybooks www.instagram.com/bigcomfybooks www.bigcomfysessions.com

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Drop The Floor

on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 at Preston The Continental 8:00pm

High Energy Traditional Irish Music from the Heart of Lancashire DTF is a four piece vocal and instrumental group based in Clitheroe, Lancashire. Firmly rooted in the traditional music and songs of Ireland but also taking from Scotland and Lancashire, the band features Steven Johnston on Uilleann Pipes, Martin Baptie on Fiddle, Richard Moss on Guitar and Vocals and Daniel Burke on Tenor Banjo.

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Tir Na Nog

on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 at Launceston No 8 Cafe 6:30pm

Making a rare appearance here in Cornwall, and specially for the Charles Causley Festival, Music @ No8 is delighted to present Irish music giants, Tir na nOg Leo O'Kelly & Sonny Condell are two of the most original and influential songwriters and performers Ireland has ever produced. Their guitars wind and mesh gorgeously together, their voices likewise; nor can they be separated for the quality of their songwriting. Songs like Condell's 'Our Love Will Not Decay', 'Eyelids Into Snow' and 'Two White Horses', and O'Kelly's 'Piccadilly', 'So Freely' and 'Looking Up' are as good as anything Ireland's produced in the past four decades. They were signed to Chrysalis Records in May 1970 within days of arriving in London, suitcases and guitars in hand. Tir na nOg recorded three timeless albums for the label. John Peel championed the duo from the start, recording many of his famous Peel Sessions with them. They toured with bands as disparate as Jethro Tull, Procol Harum, The Who, Roxy Music and Steeleye Span in the 70's, as well as headlining their own theatre, college and club gigs, garnering a large cult following, which to this day still grows. 2015 saw the eagerly awaited release of a new studio album, 'The Dark Dance' their first since 1973, receiving glowing reviews. Doors open at 6.30pm To reserve a table for delicious pre-gig food from the No8 kitchen, please call 01566 777369 Follow Tir na nOg and find out more about their music from their website

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Laura J Martin

on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 at Salford The Eagle Inn 7:30pm

Following the release of her acclaimed sophomore album Dazzle Days, Liverpudlian singer-songwriter Laura J Martin is back with new album On The Never Never, released in March on Shape Records via Kartel Music Group. On The Never Never tells of the disconnect Martin felt when returning home to Liverpool to find that all individuality had been erased and replaced by gleaming empty flats. With former thriving communities dissolved, Paul Kingsnorth's 2009 study of a nation losing its identity, Real England, loomed large in her mind when writing the album: 'Everywhere is becoming the same as everywhere else.' What better antidote to the homogenisation of culture, communities and individuality than ripping up your own rule book and 'veering from the norm to truly experience life'? A different approach was needed so she flew to the USA to make the album. 'It was written on the piano with the intention of getting other players involved as I wanted to make this record differently than I had before,' Laura says. A chance conversation with Lambchop's Matt Swanson and Tony Crow proved fruitful and they planted the seeds of an idea in Martin's head that recording in Nashville and working with Mark Nevers was a real possibility. Swanson and Crow join the all-star band for On The Never Never, alongside Silver Jews' Brian Kotzur on drums and The Jesus Lizard's Duane Denison reviving Fame-era Jimmy Johnson on electric guitar. Of recording in Nashville, Martin says: 'It was a chance to totally surrender to new surroundings, step into the unfamiliar and see where it would go. I like that Mark can do the traditional Nashville system style recordings but has a background in punk rock and making things work no matter the budget or situation. His records always sound great fat, round and never trad. He also makes the best sandwiches.' Shot through with wit and humour alongside the sociopolitical themes one of the characters talks of bleaching toilets and taking trips to Lanzarote On The Never Never skips through waltz timings, bears influences from Scott Walker to the Compass Point Allstars and picks up a guest vocal from Benjamin Zephaniah along the way. With On The Never Never, Martin has produced a hopeful record, full of joy, beauty and tongue in cheek looks at those in charge. 'A musician of startling originality Musically she comes from the school whose alumni include Tom Waits, Kate Bush and Joanna Newsom' The Sunday Times 'An extraordinary and eclectic mix of flute, loops, mandolin and xylophone' Uncut

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Fred's House

on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 at Ulverston Sports Club 7:45pm

Fred's House are touring the UK in support of their much anticipated second studio album Faultlines, set for release in Spring 2016. The band hailing from Cambridge, mix elements of Folk/Pop, Country, Rock and West Coast with a 70's retro vibe but presented in a fresh and modern way. The five piece have racked up 400 gigs in the past 5 years and are rapidly gaining a following and reputation for their outstanding live shows across the UK, having scooped two awards at the Annual NMG Awards; 'Best Folk/Roots Band' and 'Audience Choice Award' as voted for by the public. Fred's House released their debut album Bonnie & Clyde in 2014 to critical acclaim, grabbing 4 and 5 star reviews across the board. With festival performances on the main stage at the Acoustic Festival of Britain and Cambridge Folk Festival under their belt, the band has also supported the likes of Eddi Reader, Ward Thomas and The Shires, received national airplay on BBC 6Music, BBC Radio Wales, live sessions on BBC Introducing and championed by Radio 2 Bob Harris' when invited to perform for his 'Under the Apple Tree' sessions. A must see band!

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Helter Skelter With Town Of Cats + The Curious Sounds

on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

Gyp-Hop * Ska * Latino * New Orleans Jazz * Ragtime * Waltz * Steampunk * Sea Shanties * Circus Funk * Klezmer Town of Cats spit out fairytales of their former lives over brassy, skanking funk-folk, their songs rich in starry-eyed childhood wonder and lusty teenage highs, yowling and hissing at the moon with a longing for something bigger and brighter than beige southern towns and the work-drink-sleep-repeat monotony of young adulthood. They twisted and stomp and yell, blowing and hammering away at their trumpets, sax, trombones, guitars, drums, cowbells, rainsticks and synths, wild grooves spilling forth from fingers and fangs. The Curious Sounds appear in flexible numbers of between 3 and 6 musicians with an intriguing array of instruments. Vocals, accordion, piano, sousaphone, tuba, bass trombone, borrowed beer bottles, cello, violin, viola and exotic percussion are all on the menu. Playing mainly original songs, the band is influenced by a range of styles from New Orleans jazz and ragtime via English sea shanties to Eastern European klezmer. The resulting show (in outfits that may have been fashionable in the 1890s) is full of theatrical movement and humour and has been entertaining audiences at festivals from Caversham to Gothenburg.

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John Crampton

on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 9pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE... Hosting the best of early Blues & Jazz... "... john crampton does not so much approach the raw blues of howlin' wolf, john lee hooker and bukka white with reverence as wrestle it to the floor and stamp his unique mark on it ..." blues matters magazine " ... john crampton, an amazing one man blues band with steely reverberating guitar and harmonica galore ... his playing was like a locomotive, his singing like an angry chainsaw as he steamed through his set .." bbc southern counties " .. next was john crampton ... his blues are down and dirty ... a voice sounding like an earthquake ... we thought we had slipped way down south to the mississippi ..." mrs yarirngton " ... john is one of those idiosyncratic british musicians like lol coxhill or evan parker maybe, who have taken a musical form, in this case blues, and adapted and evolved it into their own peculier voice ... john's music is essentially blues but replaces the characteristics with his own idioms: shuffling 12 bar blues rhytm are replaced with up tempo 4/4 metronomically measured out on a simple foot pedal ... instead of a formulaic flattened guitar chords, john's playing is an ecletic mix of flamenco, west african ju-ju slide, country and punk ... the tin guitar occasionally treated as a percussion instrument augmented by hand claps and foot taps ... layered over this is crampton's gritty, growled minimal vocal and harmonica playing which again avoids blues stereotypes and harmonically adds to the range of the music creating a "big sound" like an irish string section moving loosely along with the guitars ..." stalker magazine "... powerful attacking style ... john crampton takes no prisoners ..." blues in london " ... suddenly it's like being hit by a baseball bat repeatedly without any let up ... incredibly intense ... it was one of the most exciting musical experiences I've ever had ... you feel a bit like you are in a wind tunnel with your hair blowing back and your teeth exposed ... for sheer passion and balls alone it's a must see ..." billy bonkers Hebden Bridge Blues Festival Main Stage ... John Crampton just about brought the whole building down. This was a quite breath-taking performance by a phenomenal musician who brought the clamouring audience to its feet on more than one occasion and had everyone shouting for more. John is a complete orchestra of sound. Voice, acoustic, national steel, pick, slide, banjo, harp...he picks you up, shakes you warmly by the throat and throws you around the room while you try and hang on to your seat. This was exciting blues and blue grass of the very top quality. John's intensity and furious attack is totally compelling and his skills totally beyond question. When a single artist sitting on a small chair on a big stage can get hundreds of blues fans off their heads with mad loud pleasure then he is pretty damn good. If you were at this gig you knew you were in the presence of a mighty talent. If you weren't? Rush to the next one..." Blues Man in the Hat " ... amazing that this one slight seeming figure can stir up such a crescendoo of foot stomping blues and bluegrass. Slide guitar, banjo and harmonica by turns whipping up a storm of powerful sound round his astonishing voice. He really gets the place jumping. Come and see John Crampton. You won't be disappointed ..." The Mesmerist "John Crampton ... hang on to your britches, the hurricane is a headin' this a way..." Hebden Blues Festival " ... you can practically fry eggs on the man as he radiates energy into the room ... his gravel -gargling voice is a perfect compliment to his 1930's national steel guitar, harmonica and footboard ... the sounds he produces have astonishing depth ..." bill grainger (beaford arts). " ... totally compelling ... furious energy ... he blew me away ..." netrhytms "... powerful attacking style ... john crampton takes no prisoners ..." blues in london "... johncrampton does not so much approach the raw blues of howlin' wolf, john lee hooker and bukka white with reverence as wrestle it to the floor and stamp his unique mark on it ..." blues matters magazine " ...rough house emotionality and gutsy physical immediacy like nothing I have ever heard ..." netrhythms

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Halsway Hothouse Festival

on Sat, 4 Jun 2016 at Taunton Halsway Manor 12:00pm

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Steve Morrison Band - Tribute To Jj Cale

on Sat, 4 Jun 2016 at London Polish Jazz Cafe POSK 7:30pm

Return by popular demand of this fantastic show

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Tashi Lhunpo Monks

on Sat, 4 Jun 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Start time for this event is 8pm. Eight Tibetan monks bring a moving insight into the world of sacred music and monastic dance with a performance that includes contemplative and mesmerising chants of Buddhist texts and mantras plus majestic, brocade-costumed, masked dances. Ancient musical instruments from the Tibetan Tantric tradition are used: the conch-shell trumpet, horns made from human leg bones, skull-drums and meditation bells. In addition the powerful sound of the majestic dungchen or long horns is accompanied by cymbals, bells and drums, evoking the atmosphere of sacred Tibet. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience a unique endangered culture.

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Tashi Lhunpo Monks

on Sat, 4 Jun 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Start time for this event is 8pm. Eight Tibetan monks bring a moving insight into the world of sacred music and monastic dance with a performance that includes contemplative and mesmerising chants of Buddhist texts and mantras plus majestic, brocade-costumed, masked dances. Ancient musical instruments from the Tibetan Tantric tradition are used: the conch-shell trumpet, horns made from human leg bones, skull-drums and meditation bells. In addition the powerful sound of the majestic dungchen or long horns is accompanied by cymbals, bells and drums, evoking the atmosphere of sacred Tibet. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience a unique endangered culture.

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Tashi Lhunpo Monks

on Sat, 4 Jun 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Start time for this event is 8pm. Eight Tibetan monks bring a moving insight into the world of sacred music and monastic dance with a performance that includes contemplative and mesmerising chants of Buddhist texts and mantras plus majestic, brocade-costumed, masked dances. Ancient musical instruments from the Tibetan Tantric tradition are used: the conch-shell trumpet, horns made from human leg bones, skull-drums and meditation bells. In addition the powerful sound of the majestic dungchen or long horns is accompanied by cymbals, bells and drums, evoking the atmosphere of sacred Tibet. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience a unique endangered culture.

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Ninebarrow @ Wychwood Folk Club

on Sat, 4 Jun 2016 at Ascott-Under-Wychwood Tiddy Hall 7:30pm

NINEBARROW are a multi-award-winning folk duo, who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition. Described by Mike Harding as sounding 'damn fine' and by Seth Lakeman as 'a fantastic duo', Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere combine breath taking vocal harmonies and melodies, delivering original songs that are inspired and rooted in the landscape and history of the British Isles. As well as crafting unique and engaging original material, Ninebarrow also take a wide-range of traditional folk songs and rework them in their own, distinctive way. 'In their close harmonies and rural imagery, Ninebarrow occupy the middle ground between Simon & Garfunkel and Seth Lakeman: a place of lyricism, longing and masterly songwriting' (Rick Pearson, Evening Standard Music Critic) Tiddy Hall, Shipton Road, Ascott -u- Wychwood, Oxon, OX7 6AG Tickets £10.00 in advance £12.00 on the door Start 8pm.Doors 7.30pm Parking & Bar Available www.wychwoodfolkclub.com http://www.ninebarrow.co.uk/

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Reg Meuross: Southern Villages Microtour

on Sat, 4 Jun 2016 at Colchester Theatricool Performing Arts Studio 7:00pm

Critically-acclaimed folk singer/songwriter Reg Meuross returns to the stage alongside award-winning folk duo Loreley for four dates only on the Southern Villages Microtour. Reg will be premiering songs from his new album: "December", as well as old favourites in some of the South East's loveliest small halls. Tickets are £10 Advance via WeGotTickets, or £12 On The Door. Reg's imaginative and finely crafted songs have earned him the title of Master Storyteller (Pennyblack Music), and prompted Mike Harding to introduce him onto the stage of The Royal Albert Hall as 'one of the finest singer-songwriters this country has produced'. Reg is a true modern day troubadour - commenting on life as he sees it, with some of the most beautifully disarming songs and lyrics ever written. FolkWords awarded England Green & England Grey Album of the Year 2014, and said Reg's songs are 'the hinges upon which swing the doors of perceptive English folk ' 'Magnificent, powerful & moving' (Pete Townshend). 'Intelligent and thought-provoking songs, beautifully made and skilfully delivered' (The Times). Please note that this is the Theatricool Studio on Belle Vue Road; not London Road.

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The Jar Family

on Sat, 4 Jun 2016 at Broseley Birchmeadow Centre 7:30pm

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Tarantella Beats Party With Amaraterra

on Sat, 4 Jun 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

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

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Betty & The Bootleggers

on Sat, 4 Jun 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Authentic Vintage Gospel infused Rhythm and Blues from Betty Wilde and her merry band of Bootleggers. This 5 piece band play the more obscure sounds of the best decade of all, the 50's. Betty's influences include LaVern Baker, Ruth Brown, Varetta Dillard, Little Richard and Koko Taylor. The Bootlegger band includes Double Bass, Sax/Harmonica, Guitar and Drums.

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The Jar Family

on Sun, 5 Jun 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

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Backwater Roll Blues Band

on Sun, 5 Jun 2016 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

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Backwater Roll Blues Band

on Sun, 5 Jun 2016 at Pontnewydd Borough Blues Club - Cwmbran RFC 7:30pm

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Square Roots Promotions Americana Charity Fundraising Show For Histiouk

on Sun, 5 Jun 2016 at Portsmouth The Square Tower 6:30am

Evening Show (£10 a ticket - 100% of ticket money goes towards the charity) 7.00 - Gareth & Louis Howells 7.15 - Megan Linford 7.45 - The Jamie Freeman Agreement 8.30 - Porchlight Smoker 9.15 - The Jigantics *Note that doors open at 6.30pm* We are absolutely thrilled to be able to organise a charity show for the wonderful children's cancer charity www.HistioUK.org who are doing some fabulous work in the field of promoting and funding scientific research into uncovering not only the causes of all histolytic diseases, which include Langerhan's Cell Histiocytosis and Haemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis, but also ensuring early diagnosis, effective treatment and a cure. The charity aims to support parents and their families as well as raise public and professional awareness of histolytic disorders. We were originally altered to the charity by 2 of Square Roots regular supporters, who have been directly affected by the disease. Their grandson was diagnosed with LCH, and having talked to them about how it has affected their grandson, and indeed all of the families lives, we immediately jumped at the chance to at least try and lend a helping hand the best way we could. Artists from the local music scene to the national Americana scene, have responded brilliantly by volunteering their services ABSOLUTELY FREE. In a lot of cases this means travelling many miles to play for this brilliant cause. To be honest, we have been totally knocked out by the response and support shown not just by the acts playing, but by those who we just couldn't fit on the bill. There were so many more musicians who also voiced their support - we thank you so much, and hope that you all understand that we can only fit in so many on the day. We must also thank the awesome Steve and Julia Hender who have been superbly generous, and are donating the use of the Square Tower for free, for the whole day. Top banana! There will be collection buckets around during both the daytime and evening concerts and of course please feel free to donate as much or as little as you can afford. However, the evening show will be ticketed, limited to 100 people only, and 100% of the ticket sales monies will go directly to the charity. Please help to support our wonderful artists by purchasing their CD's! Please help to support our venue too by buying lots of food and drink! As you can see from the line up, there really is such a wonderful array of musical talent on show, both during the daytime and evening shows. Afternoon Show (Free Entry) Doors Open 12.00pm. 12.30 - The Courtiers 1.10 - Dan Ogus 1.50 - Joe Houghton-Gisby 2.30 - Jonas and Jane 3.10 - Wood Wire & Words 3.50 - Marion Fleetwood & Gregg Cave (afternoon headliners) The Courtiers - Transatlantic foot-stomping folk! Dan Ogus - A rare solo show from the singer / songwriter! Joe Houghton-Gisby - Young Portsmouth-based Blues influenced guitarist and singer! Jonas & Jane - Surrey-based Americana harmony duo (Brilliant - Chris Evans, Radio 2)! Wood, Wire & Words - Family band in true good home bluegrass fashion! Marion Fleetwood & Gregg Cave - 2 national stars of the UK folk music scene.Amazing to have them headlining the afternoon show! Gareth & Louis Howells - Bemis frontman and songwriter with his young son Louis! Megan Linford - Upcoming young Portsmouth folk singer / songwriter! The Jamie Freeman Agreement - Lewes band who set about defining English Americana! Porchlight Smoker - Square Roots favourites - rockin' bluegrass to make your heart sing! The Jigantics - More Square Roots favourites - rockin' americana that will blow your socks off! For those of you purchasing tickets for the evening show - there will no doubt be lots of surprises in store, so be prepared for anything to happen (musically of course)! This will really be a unique one-off event of it's kind. So many great musicians playing in one place on one day for an amazing charity. We really hope that you'll be able to come along and support the day. THANK YOU ALL!

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Rebetiko Carnival 2016 Presents: Urban Soundscapes Of Interwar Rebetiko

on Sun, 5 Jun 2016 at London Green Note 2:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 2pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 2.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 3.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What is Rebetiko Rebetiko is the music of an urban sub culture of musicians called "rebetes". Although they openly emerged in Greece in the 1920's, rebetiko music is a rich synthesis of music from all over Greece that expresses the pain and suffering of the people at the time. In a heartfelt way of reflecting life, these songs can be full of humour and profound beauty. Rebetiko Carnival 2016 The Rebetiko Carnival will be taking place throughout the month of June to celebrate the music of rebetiko. It will bring together people from different backgrounds and nationalities through their common love for this music, performing concerts and providing workshops. Outreach work for people with special needs, the elderly, and participants in hospitals is a huge part of the festival. Providing access to the music for those who are not able to attend. We will also be working closely with schools to promote awareness of the music and its culture to children, in turn helping them to create their own bands whilst also giving them the opportunity to perform in the festival. Event Description: The project brings together two of the most important instruments of the interwar rebetiko music culture: the santur and the oud. The duet 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 mesmerising, at others violent and hedonistic the repertoire performed crafts an atmospheric yet colourful tour to the urban soundscapes of interwar rebetiko. Beyond Greece the duet has appeared in musical venues and festivals in Alger (Algeria), in Lyon, Paris, Bourges, St-Etienne (France), in London (England) and in Brussels (Belgium). Band/Musicians: Evgenios Voulgaris vocals & oud Ourania Lampropoulou santouri 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. He 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 projects: 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 Lampropoulou was born in Athens. She studied Byzantine music, piano, harmony, analysis, orchestration and orchestra conducting in Athens and Paris. Her santouri 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 is Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Arts (Paris 8 University). She taught the santouri, 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 santouri 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, ancient and contemporary music.

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Rebetiko Carnival 2016 Presents: Urban Soundscapes Of Interwar Rebetiko

on Sun, 5 Jun 2016 at London Green Note 2:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 2pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 2.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 3.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What is Rebetiko Rebetiko is the music of an urban sub culture of musicians called "rebetes". Although they openly emerged in Greece in the 1920's, rebetiko music is a rich synthesis of music from all over Greece that expresses the pain and suffering of the people at the time. In a heartfelt way of reflecting life, these songs can be full of humour and profound beauty. Rebetiko Carnival 2016 The Rebetiko Carnival will be taking place throughout the month of June to celebrate the music of rebetiko. It will bring together people from different backgrounds and nationalities through their common love for this music, performing concerts and providing workshops. Outreach work for people with special needs, the elderly, and participants in hospitals is a huge part of the festival. Providing access to the music for those who are not able to attend. We will also be working closely with schools to promote awareness of the music and its culture to children, in turn helping them to create their own bands whilst also giving them the opportunity to perform in the festival. Event Description: The project brings together two of the most important instruments of the interwar rebetiko music culture: the santur and the oud. The duet 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 mesmerising, at others violent and hedonistic the repertoire performed crafts an atmospheric yet colourful tour to the urban soundscapes of interwar rebetiko. Beyond Greece the duet has appeared in musical venues and festivals in Alger (Algeria), in Lyon, Paris, Bourges, St-Etienne (France), in London (England) and in Brussels (Belgium). Band/Musicians: Evgenios Voulgaris vocals & oud Ourania Lampropoulou santouri 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. He 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 projects: 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 Lampropoulou was born in Athens. She studied Byzantine music, piano, harmony, analysis, orchestration and orchestra conducting in Athens and Paris. Her santouri 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 is Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Arts (Paris 8 University). She taught the santouri, 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 santouri 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, ancient and contemporary music.

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Lucy Ward

on Sun, 5 Jun 2016 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Lucy Ward is a multi award winning singer songwriter, her voice is a breath taking example of unique beauty. Inspired by her roots in the folk tradition, Ward writes songs about people; she never shies away from the big issues but she also has a knack of singing about the 'little moments' that shape and touch us all. Her sensitive and mature song writing belies her years. Ward has performed all over the world including two Glastonbury Festival main stages and has released three albums to widespread critical acclaim. She has won a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award and is the youngest person to ever be nominated for BBC Folk Singer of the year. Lucy Ward is a warm and vibrant performer with an uncanny ability to make you laugh and cry...a must see artist. BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014 - Folk Singer Of The Year Nominee BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2012 - Horizon Award Winner New album I Dreamt I Was A Bird out NOW ***** 'emotional and deeply powerful R2 **** 'Impressive and original' The Guardian **** 'Striking' The Daily Mirror 'Single Flame' MOJO #2 Best Folk Album 2013 www.lucywardsings.com

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Tia Mcgraff

on Sun, 5 Jun 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Tia McGraff is an internationally renowned and award winning Americana/Country songstress from Port Dover, ON, Canada. With Scottish/Transylvanian roots running through her song writing and voice, Tia's talent has been described as "haunting and soul-gripping." 6 international CD releases, 4 videos on CMT Canada, various film/TV placements, and numerous nominations and awards (including 2010 Hamilton Music Awards), have earned Tia a respect in the music industry and a global fan base. Tia's latest CD release, Crazy Beautiful, was released in spring 2015. Co-written with, and produced by Colorado native Tommy Parham, it is being described as "Tia's break- through album." After moving to Music City, USA in 1999, Tia was introduced to Tommy by his music publisher. They began song writing together, broke their rule of "never date a co-writer," and on June 4, 2006 the couple were married in Savannah, Georgia. Tommy will joining accompanying Tia on this tour, so expect an evening of top-notch intimate Americana.

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Tia Mcgraff

on Sun, 5 Jun 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Tia McGraff is an internationally renowned and award winning Americana/Country songstress from Port Dover, ON, Canada. With Scottish/Transylvanian roots running through her song writing and voice, Tia's talent has been described as "haunting and soul-gripping." 6 international CD releases, 4 videos on CMT Canada, various film/TV placements, and numerous nominations and awards (including 2010 Hamilton Music Awards), have earned Tia a respect in the music industry and a global fan base. Tia's latest CD release, Crazy Beautiful, was released in spring 2015. Co-written with, and produced by Colorado native Tommy Parham, it is being described as "Tia's break- through album." After moving to Music City, USA in 1999, Tia was introduced to Tommy by his music publisher. They began song writing together, broke their rule of "never date a co-writer," and on June 4, 2006 the couple were married in Savannah, Georgia. Tommy will joining accompanying Tia on this tour, so expect an evening of top-notch intimate Americana.

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Harry Harris

on Sun, 5 Jun 2016 at Kingkerswell Parish Church - St Marys 7:00pm

Since signing to Wild Sound Recordings in 2013, Harry Harris has been building a reputation as one of the UK's most original and formidable singer/songwriters. A ruthless guitar player with a voice that moves from the explosive to the intimate, he writes songs that grab you by the scruff of the neck and refuse to let go.His last album Songs About Other People was named Folk Album of the Year by The Telegraph, and song The Ballad of Ronnie Radford was named Song of the Year by FATEA Magazine. Kitty Macfarlane's songs are charged with a sense of place more often than not her home of Somerset. Mankind's transactions with the planet, whether those of small French fishing communities, or colossal nuclear power stations, work their way into her songs, alongside a deep interest in shared human experience.

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Dysmortal Life

on Sun, 5 Jun 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Dysmortal Life is a 1 Woman Show - autobiographical with original songs . Writer David Hale. Director Lorna Laidlaw (Mrs Tembe in Doctors). Delyth Law started off as a barefooted hippy teenager mortified when her father appeared on national television playing his guitar in the nude. Thirty years later she's having virtual text relationships with evasive men on the internet. With moving songs and witty monologue, Delyth asks the question: how did the always tricky relationships between the sexes go from making love in the sand to sitting in front of a laptop in your front room in Birmingham? - Where did it all go wrong and when did it actually go right? there are no-holds barred as Law examines pivotal moments in her life thus far. Some of her frank revelations blindside us, with Law's very candid demeanour keeping us drawn in. She's a thoroughly engaging and likeable performer' 'Law has a very soulful voice, which she controls beautifully. Not only does she caress each syllable with care in English but also in French and German, effortlessly gliding between each language. (View from the Gods London) Innovative and Engaging Theatre ... Expressive and Emotional(Stratford Guide). Belly laughs Abound ... Bridget Jones in her 40's ( Stratford Herald) Tickets: £8 Tickets available from the Cafe or www.wegottickets.com

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Cottonopolis Guided Walk

on Sun, 5 Jun 2016 at Manchester National Football Museum 2:00pm

The Bailey Sisters are a Manchester-based folk trio who complement their close harmony singing with fiddle and guitar accompaniment. For the last Histories Festival, we premiered Cottonopolis at the Working Class Movement Library, a presentation about the textile trade in Manchester with readings, songs and poems. We now want to take it out to where it all happened - so join us for a Bailey Sisters songs-and-walking-tour around Manchester's mediaeval heart, the sites of the first Cotton Mills in Manchester, the setting for Mrs Gaskell's Mary Barton where the cotton workers lived, and the streets of Little Italy. Date: 5th June 2016 Time: 2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m. Age: 14+ Length: 2 miles max. Suitable for wheelchairs and scooters. We will not be going in to any buildings. Start: Meet outside the Football Museum in Cathedral Gardens Finish: Outside the Crown and Kettle pub on Oldham road

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Benji Kirkpatrick & Janie Mitchell At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 5 Jun 2016 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

A new duo featuring our old pal Benji Kirkpatrick (Faustus, Bellowhead) and Janie Mitchell (Beguildy). Performing their own songs on guitars, bouzouki and hammered dulcimer, the pair sing of love, loss and longing. But don't be downhearted, their harmonies and humour will lift your spirits and their dark passion will carry you out of the ordinary into the sublime! 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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Steve Tilston

on Mon, 6 Jun 2016 at Chesham Folk Club 8:15pm

Steve Tilston is one of our most celebrated songsmiths, widely recognised within the world of folk and contemporary music; the words, arrangements and subtle, quite superb guitar playing could be no one else. With a career spanning over 40 years he is still writing , recording and inspiring his fellow musicians. He has a new album, "Truth To Tell", which has received rave reviews.

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Kirsty Bromley

on Mon, 6 Jun 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. 'Kirsty Bromley is a singer, dancer, teacher and writer of folk music within the English Tradition' "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 - BBC2 Folk Singer of the Year 2015 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 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. www.kirstybromley.com

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"loved-up" Les Glover

on Mon, 6 Jun 2016 at Etton The Processed Pea 8:00pm

Well known recently for his support to Henry Priestman we welcome Les in his own right as singer/songwriter of many years standing. Further details on our website www.theprocessedpea.co.uk. Doors open at 6.30 for an 8pm start. We operate a first come first served system so get here as early as you can and book in at the desk on arrival. Sorry, no food.

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Vishtèn

on Tue, 7 Jun 2016 at London The Slaughtered Lamb 7:30pm

For the past decade, Acadian powerhouse trio Vishtèn have acted as Francophone musical ambassadors throughout the world. This Canadian trio has dazzled audiences with their fiery blend of traditional French songs and original instrumentals, fusing Celtic and Acadian genres with a modern sensibility and rock influence. Hailing from Prince Edward Island's Evangeline area and from the most remote reaches of Quebec, the windswept Magdalen Islands, twin sisters Emmanuelle and Pastelle LeBlanc join musical forces with Pascal Miousse to form a sophisticated sonic signature. Their tight sibling harmonies, layered foot percussion, virtuoso acoustic and electric instrumentation create an expansive sound that would be difficult to reproduce, in sheer complexity, by a quintet let alone a trio. Their trademark blend of fiddle, guitar, accordion, harmonium, whistles, piano, bodhrán, jaw harp, moog, electric guitar and percussive dance make for a unique tour de force of the traditional and contemporary. After touring extensively on three continents, the name Vishtèn is now synonymous with Acadian music worldwide. In addition to releasing five albums and performing at thousands of international festivals - from the Vancouver Olympics to France's Interceltique de Lorient - their music has been showcased on American television (ESPN) and the Japanese film, Finding Anne.

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Tir Na Nog

on Tue, 7 Jun 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

Leo O'Kelly & Sonny Condell and are two of the most original and influential songwriters and performers Ireland has ever produced. Their guitars wind and mesh gorgeously together, their voices likewise; nor can they be separated for the quality of their songwriting which is as good as anything Ireland's produced in the past four decades. John Peel championed the duo from the start, recording many Peel Sessions with them. They toured with bands as disparate as Jethro Tull, Procol Harum, The Who, Roxy Music and Steeleye Span in the 70s, as well as headlining their own gigs, garnering a large cult following, which to this day still grows. 2015 saw the eagerly awaited release of a new studio album, 'The Dark Dance' - their first since 1973! It has received glowing reviews. '....oozes with prog-folk magic' (R2 Magazine) 'The Dark Dance is an acoustically mounted piece of great refinement, on a record often embellished by strings and moments of eastern promise'' (Prog Magazine) 'Each of these deceptively serene songs has an underlying mysticism, an arcane quality that cannot be denied' (Classic Rock Magazine) www.tirnanog-progfolk.com

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Rebetiko Carnival 2016 Presents: Tabachaniotika - Rebetika And Folk Music Of Crete With Kalia

on Tue, 7 Jun 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8.45pm. 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What is Rebetiko Rebetiko is the music of an urban sub culture of musicians called "rebetes". Although they openly emerged in Greece in the 1920's, rebetiko music is a rich synthesis of music from all over Greece that expresses the pain and suffering of the people at the time. In a heartfelt way of reflecting life, these songs can be full of humour and profound beauty. Rebetiko Carnival 2016 The Rebetiko Carnival will be taking place throughout the month of June to celebrate the music of rebetiko. It will bring together people from different backgrounds and nationalities through their common love for this music, performing concerts and providing workshops. Outreach work for people with special needs, the elderly, and participants in hospitals is a huge part of the festival. Providing access to the music for those who are not able to attend. We will also be working closely with schools to promote awareness of the music and its culture to children, in turn helping them to create their own bands whilst also giving them the opportunity to perform in the festival. Event Description: Kalia presents the urban and folk music of Crete along with her own songs. Her quartet comprises of Vassilis Chatzimakris on the Cretan lyra and mandolin, Nikos Ziarkas on Cretan laouto and electric guitar, and Theodoris Ziarkas on double bass. Kalia joins them singing and playing nay, thiaboli, mandoura pipes and daoulaki. For this exclusive concert the quartet will perform tabachaniotika, traditional Cretan songs and dances, as well as original compositions. Tabachaniotika is considered the rebetika of Crete, an amalgam of Eastern Mediterranean music with the native folk music of the island. This concert is a unique opportunity to hear this lesser-known branch of rebetiko, with songs of love, life and existential grief. Band/Musicians: Kalia - vocals, nay, thiaboli Vassilis Chatzimakris - lyra, mandolin Nikos Ziarkas - laouto Theodoris Ziarkas - double bass

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Rebetiko Carnival 2016 Presents: Tabachaniotika - Rebetika And Folk Music Of Crete With Kalia

on Tue, 7 Jun 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8.45pm. 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What is Rebetiko Rebetiko is the music of an urban sub culture of musicians called "rebetes". Although they openly emerged in Greece in the 1920's, rebetiko music is a rich synthesis of music from all over Greece that expresses the pain and suffering of the people at the time. In a heartfelt way of reflecting life, these songs can be full of humour and profound beauty. Rebetiko Carnival 2016 The Rebetiko Carnival will be taking place throughout the month of June to celebrate the music of rebetiko. It will bring together people from different backgrounds and nationalities through their common love for this music, performing concerts and providing workshops. Outreach work for people with special needs, the elderly, and participants in hospitals is a huge part of the festival. Providing access to the music for those who are not able to attend. We will also be working closely with schools to promote awareness of the music and its culture to children, in turn helping them to create their own bands whilst also giving them the opportunity to perform in the festival. Event Description: Kalia presents the urban and folk music of Crete along with her own songs. Her quartet comprises of Vassilis Chatzimakris on the Cretan lyra and mandolin, Nikos Ziarkas on Cretan laouto and electric guitar, and Theodoris Ziarkas on double bass. Kalia joins them singing and playing nay, thiaboli, mandoura pipes and daoulaki. For this exclusive concert the quartet will perform tabachaniotika, traditional Cretan songs and dances, as well as original compositions. Tabachaniotika is considered the rebetika of Crete, an amalgam of Eastern Mediterranean music with the native folk music of the island. This concert is a unique opportunity to hear this lesser-known branch of rebetiko, with songs of love, life and existential grief. Band/Musicians: Kalia - vocals, nay, thiaboli Vassilis Chatzimakris - lyra, mandolin Nikos Ziarkas - laouto Theodoris Ziarkas - double bass

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The Basement Sessions.... Featuring: Daniel Gadd + Cerian + Jake Morrell

on Tue, 7 Jun 2016 at London Green Note 7:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7.30pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This show is taking place in THE BASEMENT AT GREEN NOTE. Unfortunately there is NO STEP FREE ACCESS. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.30pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE BASEMENT SESSIONS at Green Note is a new monthly night, filled with brilliant up-and-coming artists that you need to hear. Set in the intimate Basement space within this much-loved venue, you'll hear the best of what the UK acoustic scene has to offer! This month featuring... Daniel Gadd + Cerian + Jake Morrell DANIEL GADD is a songwriter from South Africa. He lived in Spain for a year before moving to London in 2015. Some of his biggest influences are Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Paul Simon & The Tallest Man on Earth. His first album, As if in a dream I drifted at sea, was recorded by the ocean in Kalk Bay, Cape Town; sounds of the street, birds and passing trains can be heard blending into the songs. Best listened to when the rain is a-fallin', the wind is a-howlin' and your one true love just sailed away to Italy. London singer-songwriter, CERIAN, has been described as a cross between Kate Bush, Joni Mitchell and London Grammar. She has been a BBC Introducing featured artist and has been played nationally on BBC Radio on a number of occasions in the past year, to much critical acclaim. Having sung with the likes of Radiohead, Sam Smith, Imogen Heap, Rhodes, Amber Run, Laura Mvula, Luke Sital-Singh, Newton Faulkner, Rachel Sermanni, Sam Brookes and Charlotte Church, Cerian is now taking on the world with her own brand of contemporary ethereal folk. JAKE MORRELL is a Singer-Songwriter from the stunning countryside of Norfolk who is bridging the gap between traditional American Country music and British Folk. At the end of 2015, Morrell was honoured to not only have his single Wire & Thorns played on Dermot O'Leary's BBC Radio 2 show but asked to come in for a live session as well. This lead to Morrell being contacted by Emily Eavis and offered a spot for Glastonbury 2016. Jake released his brand new EP The Greenline in March 2016 which climbed up to no.5 in the country charts.

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Joe Topping

on Wed, 8 Jun 2016 at Lowdham The Old Ship Inn 7:30pm

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Martyn Joseph

on Wed, 8 Jun 2016 at Biddulph Arms 7:30pm

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Kara

on Wed, 8 Jun 2016 at Leicester The Musician 8:00pm

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Ruth Theodore

on Wed, 8 Jun 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ruth Theodore's songs fascinate audiences with their gripping honesty and distinctive lyricism. Over an array of unconventional guitar tunings, Ruth sings stories of the known universe with captivating vocal dexterity and poetic originality. Backed by soulful male vocalists, she moves almost recklessly between pacey political passages, stomping slide guitar, and enchanting piano pieces that conjure the compositional freedom of a young Keith Jarrett, with the timeless qualities of such artists as Carole King and Nina Simone. Turning her music on its head at every opportunity, Ruth's natural lyricism and deliberate turn of phrase is that of a skilled writer in command of, and having fun with, the idea of contemporary songwriting. And one gets the impression this unique british artist is only just getting started. Ruth will be performing the new single from 'Cactacus' her anticipated fourth album which she recorded with producer and bassist Todd Sickafoose (Anais Mitchell/Ani Difranco). Ruth travelled and played her way through California and up into Oregon to work alongside a stellar cast of musicians including organist Rob Burger (Tom Waits, Willie Nelson), percussionist Mathias Kunzli (Regina Spektor, Lauryn Hill), and Violinist Jenny Scheinman (Lucinda Williams, Lou Reed). Ruth opened for american folk legend Ani DiFranco at London's Union Chapel back in 2012 and has released three solo albums to date, receiving critical acclaim from the UK media, with reviews running in The Guardian & The Observer, national radio play on BBC Radio3 and BBC6 music, alongside rave reviews in music magazines Mojo, Q, fRoots and more. "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 ★★★★ -------------------------- Support from.... LINAH ROCIO Born in Santiago de Chile and currently based in Zurich, Linah Rocio's music is expressive and somewhat fragile - a mix of jazz, indie and pop with a spark of avant-garde. Her songs are encrypted in poetic language , mostly autobiographical -her voice touching yet strong. "Her voice reminds me of Nordic landscapes, which have this stoic gentle charm when under the spell of wafts of mist." - Aargauer Zeitung (Newspaper) http://linahrocio.com/

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Reg Meuross Fundraiser For Wiveliscombe Pool

on Thu, 9 Jun 2016 at Wiveliscombe Kingsmead School 7:00am

Award winning folk singer- songwriter Reg Meuross brings songs from new album December, and a selection from his critically acclaimed repertoire. Sounds like a forgotten, American 60s classic with echoes of Dylan, Tom Paxton and Leonard Cohen.  Robin Denselow The Guardian Meuross is, quite simply, is one of the best Malcolm Carter Pennyblack Music TICKETS £12 adv/£14 otd £8 (concessions for ages 5-18 students & those on benefits) available from Wivey Post Office, Wivey House & Wivey Pool or online wegottickets.com or contact David: dp3632@gmail.com 07816 154309

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Reg Meuross Fundraiser For Wiveliscombe Pool

on Thu, 9 Jun 2016 at Wiveliscombe Kingsmead School 7:00am

Award winning folk singer- songwriter Reg Meuross brings songs from new album December, and a selection from his critically acclaimed repertoire. Sounds like a forgotten, American 60s classic with echoes of Dylan, Tom Paxton and Leonard Cohen.  Robin Denselow The Guardian Meuross is, quite simply, is one of the best Malcolm Carter Pennyblack Music TICKETS £12 adv/£14 otd £8 (concessions for ages 5-18 students & those on benefits) available from Wivey Post Office, Wivey House & Wivey Pool or online wegottickets.com or contact David: dp3632@gmail.com 07816 154309

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Dave Arcari Live

on Thu, 9 Jun 2016 at Aberdeen The Tunnels 7:00pm

Doors 7pm. 14+ show.

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58 Degrees North

on Thu, 9 Jun 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- NEW ROOTS PRESENTS.... 58 Degrees North + The Jack Sharp Trio 58° NORTH is the latitudinal line that links the home places of the three musicians that make up this exciting new folk act; Ewan MacDonald, Alastair Caplin, and Lewis Murray, with a combination of fiddles and mandolin. Between the three of them they have played on some of the UK's most prestigious stages, including The Royal Albert Hall, Westminster Abbey, The Barbican and The Roundhouse, and played with some of the UK's finest folk musicians- Alasdair Roberts, The Incredible String Band, Emily Portman, Abigail Washburn, and The Ceilidh Liberation Front.. After many evenings spent learning each other's playing and tunes, the band have melded a sound that bonds together the ancient tradition of Scottish Traditional music with folk music from other European and Scandinavian traditions. The music ranges from the most intimate stringed slow airs to fiery table-thumping sets of reels. JACK SHARP is the singer and guitarist with successful British psych folk-rock band Wolf People (180,000 youtube hits and counting!). In his years with the band, he has developed a keen side interest in finding, singing and interpreting folk songs from his home of Bedfordshire, inspired by the music of Nic Jones, Lal Waterson and Peter Bellamy. He plays tonight as a trio, with vocal and additional guitar accompaniment.

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Colin Pitts, Ashland And Mike Weaver

on Thu, 9 Jun 2016 at Evesham Oat Street Chapel 7:30pm

An evening of original new material from three Midlands-based acts. Evesham's own Colin Pitts will be playing songs from his new album as well as old favourites, many of which have become folk club standards. Birmingham-based duo Ashland (Kathryn Marsh and David Sutherland) are currently working on their new CD, and looking forward to playing songs from it at this special concert. Worcestershire singer-songwriter Mike Weaver released his album 'The Others' in March and this will be the first live event showcasing some of the tracks.

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Martin Harley

on Thu, 9 Jun 2016 at Woking Christ Church 7:00pm

Seated event.

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Chris & Kellie While

on Thu, 9 Jun 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45am

Two superb singers performing together always makes for a great experience and when they are related it becomes extra special. Such is the case with Chris and her daughter Kellie, here doing one of their infrequent duo tours. We can expect plenty of Chris's own fine songs, plus their personal favourites by writers such as Karine Polwart, David Francey and Richard Thompson. Each song (is) a showcase for the delicate, complementary powers of expression of two expert vocalists said one reviewer.

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Chris & Kellie While

on Thu, 9 Jun 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45am

Two superb singers performing together always makes for a great experience and when they are related it becomes extra special. Such is the case with Chris and her daughter Kellie, here doing one of their infrequent duo tours. We can expect plenty of Chris's own fine songs, plus their personal favourites by writers such as Karine Polwart, David Francey and Richard Thompson. Each song (is) a showcase for the delicate, complementary powers of expression of two expert vocalists said one reviewer.

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The Corn Potato String Band From Detroit, Michigan

on Thu, 9 Jun 2016 at Towersey The Three Horseshoes 7:30pm

Hot eclectic fiddling from Detroit, Michigan, USA" The Corn Potato String Band has earned high praise in traditional American music, keeping old time fiddle and banjo music from a one-way trip to the dustbins of history. Theirs is a story of struggle, hard knocks and triumph. Essentially unable to cope with modern life, the members of this band are outcasts of society who survive by playing the lost music of the flatlands where they were raised. The Corn Potatos have delighted audiences with their driving fiddle tunes and harmonious singing across the US, Canada, Europe, Mexico, and India. They are all multi-instrumentalists dedicated to continuing the music and dance traditions of the Central and Southern US. In addition to being champion fiddlers they play banjo, guitar, bass and mandolin and deftly handle many different antiquated styles including ballads, ho-downs, country rags and southern gospel, specializing in twin fiddling and double banjo tunes.

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Wallingford Blues & Beer Festival

on Fri, 10 Jun 2016 at Wallingford Regal Centre 6:30pm

The 26th Wallingford Blues & Beer Festival on 10th & 11th June 2016 will continue to feature rising blues stars as well as the established, with a few local acts thrown in too Headliners; on Friday night we are very fortunate to have rhythm and blues legend Wilko Johnson and on Saturday the 'future legend' Laurence Jones. High quality support acts will be Thomas Ford and Liam Ward on Friday with BabaJack and Red Butler (tbc) on Saturday. And don't forget our eclectic blues mix during the Family Session on Saturday Afternoon. Keep checking our web site for up-to-date information. Weekend tickets available £40. *Family Session* The 26th Wallingford Blues & Beer Festival on 11th June 2016. This eclectic blues mix on Saturday afternoon is geared to suit all ages, including the young who are free if accompanied by an adult. Great fun, great BBQ and great live music. Friday, from 6.30pm Saturday Family Session, from 12.30pm Saturday Evening, from 6.30pm

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Dan Patlansky

on Fri, 10 Jun 2016 at Leek Foxlowe Arts Centre 7:30pm

In association with the Gig Cartel and Leek Blues ...The world can't get enough of South African blues-rock wizard Dan Patlansky following a recent SOLD OUT Borderline show . Dan Patlansky has been the support act for Joe Satriani's last twenty five dates of this European Tour. PATLANSKY was selected by the legendary Satriani as special guest on the European and UK legs of his Shockwave Tour 2015, taking in twenty five shows across ten countries from 9 October to 10 November 2015.

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Dave Arcari + Support

on Fri, 10 Jun 2016 at Edinburgh Sneaky Pete's 7:00pm

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Budapest Cafe Orchestra

on Fri, 10 Jun 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Start time for this event is 8pm.The Budapest Café Orchestra play traditional folk and gypsy flavoured music from across the Balkans and Russia. Klezmer, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czadas and beautiful ballads are all featured. Akin to the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, the Budapest Café Orchestra have won legions of fans for their small but impeccably formed orchestra of just four players, the BCO combines violin, guitar, accordion, double bass, saz & balalaika creating an awesome aural alchemy. Players include: supreme accordion champion of Great Britain, Eddie Hession; Christian Garrick, one of Europe's most celebrated jazz violinists; Adrian Zolotuhin, a master of the strummed strings of domra, balalaika, guitar and saz; and veteran bass-man Kelly Cantlon formerly with northern soul sensations Jimmy James and the Vagabonds.

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Budapest Cafe Orchestra

on Fri, 10 Jun 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Start time for this event is 8pm.The Budapest Café Orchestra play traditional folk and gypsy flavoured music from across the Balkans and Russia. Klezmer, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czadas and beautiful ballads are all featured. Akin to the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, the Budapest Café Orchestra have won legions of fans for their small but impeccably formed orchestra of just four players, the BCO combines violin, guitar, accordion, double bass, saz & balalaika creating an awesome aural alchemy. Players include: supreme accordion champion of Great Britain, Eddie Hession; Christian Garrick, one of Europe's most celebrated jazz violinists; Adrian Zolotuhin, a master of the strummed strings of domra, balalaika, guitar and saz; and veteran bass-man Kelly Cantlon formerly with northern soul sensations Jimmy James and the Vagabonds.

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Budapest Cafe Orchestra

on Fri, 10 Jun 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:30pm

Start time for this event is 8pm.The Budapest Café Orchestra play traditional folk and gypsy flavoured music from across the Balkans and Russia. Klezmer, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czadas and beautiful ballads are all featured. Akin to the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, the Budapest Café Orchestra have won legions of fans for their small but impeccably formed orchestra of just four players, the BCO combines violin, guitar, accordion, double bass, saz & balalaika creating an awesome aural alchemy. Players include: supreme accordion champion of Great Britain, Eddie Hession; Christian Garrick, one of Europe's most celebrated jazz violinists; Adrian Zolotuhin, a master of the strummed strings of domra, balalaika, guitar and saz; and veteran bass-man Kelly Cantlon formerly with northern soul sensations Jimmy James and the Vagabonds.

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Lucy Ward In Concert

on Fri, 10 Jun 2016 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Lucy Ward is an award winning singer-songwriter from Derby. She plays guitar, ukulele and concertina but considers her voice to be her first instrument. After getting her first guitar at the age of 14, Lucy ventured into acoustic clubs, it was there that she first heard the traditional music that she now loves. Captured by the lyrics and stories of traditional song Lucy delved further into the world of folk music, visiting clubs and sessions up and down the country before getting booked to play gigs in her own right. In 2009 Lucy reached the final of the BBC Young Folk Award and she hasn't looked back since! After winning the Horizon Award for best newcomer at the 2012 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Lucy's career has gone from strength to strength establishing her as one of the hottest performers on the UK Folk scene, pulling a full capacity audience for her Cambridge Folk Festival debut. In 2013 it was announced that she had been nominated for the acclaimed Folk Singer of the Year at the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, making Lucy one of the youngest people ever to be nominated for this most prestigious award. Patrick Walker..... has been stunning audiences from the age of 10 with a sublime fiddle technique and guitar playing to die for. We are pleased Patrick has forsaken a night at Fagins to be with us.

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Lucy Ward In Concert

on Fri, 10 Jun 2016 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Lucy Ward is an award winning singer-songwriter from Derby. She plays guitar, ukulele and concertina but considers her voice to be her first instrument. After getting her first guitar at the age of 14, Lucy ventured into acoustic clubs, it was there that she first heard the traditional music that she now loves. Captured by the lyrics and stories of traditional song Lucy delved further into the world of folk music, visiting clubs and sessions up and down the country before getting booked to play gigs in her own right. In 2009 Lucy reached the final of the BBC Young Folk Award and she hasn't looked back since! After winning the Horizon Award for best newcomer at the 2012 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Lucy's career has gone from strength to strength establishing her as one of the hottest performers on the UK Folk scene, pulling a full capacity audience for her Cambridge Folk Festival debut. In 2013 it was announced that she had been nominated for the acclaimed Folk Singer of the Year at the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, making Lucy one of the youngest people ever to be nominated for this most prestigious award. Patrick Walker..... has been stunning audiences from the age of 10 with a sublime fiddle technique and guitar playing to die for. We are pleased Patrick has forsaken a night at Fagins to be with us.

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Miriam Backhouse Plus Breeze And Wilson

on Fri, 10 Jun 2016 at Chesterfield Library Theatre 7:00pm

terrific double-bill to close our current season! Miriam Backhouse or, to use her married name, Miriam Erasmus, pays us a long overdue first visit. She first became a professional singer in the British folk club scene back in the 1970s when she produced her classic album "A Gypsy Without a Rose". She then moved to South Africa in 1979 where she married the keyboard player John Erasmus and where she recorded several other albums. She still makes annual tours of the UK clubs and festivals and we are delighted to welcome this superb singer and great entertainer to our club. Graham Breeze and Toby Wilson hail from Staffordshire and have been writing, playing and recording together for over 10 years. They are a refined and extremely talented duo and are a superb example of what two voices and acoustic guitars can achieve. Great songs, great singing and musicianship make a Breeze and Wilson concert a memorable experience not to be missed.

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Miriam Backhouse Plus Breeze And Wilson

on Fri, 10 Jun 2016 at Chesterfield Library Theatre 7:00pm

Terrific double-bill to close our current season! Miriam Backhouse or, to use her married name, Miriam Erasmus, pays us a long overdue first visit. She first became a professional singer in the British folk club scene back in the 1970s when she produced her classic album "A Gypsy Without a Rose". She then moved to South Africa in 1979 where she married the keyboard player John Erasmus and where she recorded several other albums. She still makes annual tours of the UK clubs and festivals and we are delighted to welcome this superb singer and great entertainer to our club. Graham Breeze and Toby Wilson hail from Staffordshire and have been writing, playing and recording together for over 10 years. They are a refined and extremely talented duo and are a superb example of what two voices and acoustic guitars can achieve. Great songs, great singing and musicianship make a Breeze and Wilson concert a memorable experience not to be missed.

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Rebetiko Carnival 2016 Presents: Pakaw - Love And New Beginnings

on Fri, 10 Jun 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8.45pm. 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What is Rebetiko Rebetiko is the music of an urban sub culture of musicians called "rebetes". Although they openly emerged in Greece in the 1920's, rebetiko music is a rich synthesis of music from all over Greece that expresses the pain and suffering of the people at the time. In a heartfelt way of reflecting life, these songs can be full of humour and profound beauty. Rebetiko Carnival 2016 The Rebetiko Carnival will be taking place throughout the month of June to celebrate the music of rebetiko. It will bring together people from different backgrounds and nationalities through their common love for this music, performing concerts and providing workshops. Outreach work for people with special needs, the elderly, and participants in hospitals is a huge part of the festival. Providing access to the music for those who are not able to attend. We will also be working closely with schools to promote awareness of the music and its culture to children, in turn helping them to create their own bands whilst also giving them the opportunity to perform in the festival. Event Description: Love and New beginnings are central themes in rebetiko music. Pakaw!, London's all female band, will be exploring some of the love stories and life journeys that have made this music timeless. PAKAW, is an all-female combo that pushes the boundaries of the traditional. With Greek music at its core these five tangy, opinionated, international women excite with their sultry vocals and versatile musicianship. Katerina, Muzmee, Paressa, Olympia and Duygu met in the lively Rebetiko music scene in London. The diversity of their musical backgrounds from Classical to Latin American, from Byzantine Chant to Ska, from Turkish rhythms to Russian Polyphony - means they have an intoxicating range of colours and flavours to draw upon. What unites them in spirit is their love for Greek music and all the traditions and historical worlds it touches, from the Balkans to the Greek Islands, from the Black Sea to the mountains of Epirus. Band/Musicians: Katerina Clambaneva - tambourine & vocals Paressa Daniilidou - accordion & vocals Muzmee - violin Olympia Tsarouchi - guitar & vocals Duygu Camurcuoglu - percussion & vocals

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Rebetiko Carnival 2016 Presents: Pakaw - Love And New Beginnings

on Fri, 10 Jun 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8.45pm. 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What is Rebetiko Rebetiko is the music of an urban sub culture of musicians called "rebetes". Although they openly emerged in Greece in the 1920's, rebetiko music is a rich synthesis of music from all over Greece that expresses the pain and suffering of the people at the time. In a heartfelt way of reflecting life, these songs can be full of humour and profound beauty. Rebetiko Carnival 2016 The Rebetiko Carnival will be taking place throughout the month of June to celebrate the music of rebetiko. It will bring together people from different backgrounds and nationalities through their common love for this music, performing concerts and providing workshops. Outreach work for people with special needs, the elderly, and participants in hospitals is a huge part of the festival. Providing access to the music for those who are not able to attend. We will also be working closely with schools to promote awareness of the music and its culture to children, in turn helping them to create their own bands whilst also giving them the opportunity to perform in the festival. Event Description: Love and New beginnings are central themes in rebetiko music. Pakaw!, London's all female band, will be exploring some of the love stories and life journeys that have made this music timeless. PAKAW, is an all-female combo that pushes the boundaries of the traditional. With Greek music at its core these five tangy, opinionated, international women excite with their sultry vocals and versatile musicianship. Katerina, Muzmee, Paressa, Olympia and Duygu met in the lively Rebetiko music scene in London. The diversity of their musical backgrounds from Classical to Latin American, from Byzantine Chant to Ska, from Turkish rhythms to Russian Polyphony - means they have an intoxicating range of colours and flavours to draw upon. What unites them in spirit is their love for Greek music and all the traditions and historical worlds it touches, from the Balkans to the Greek Islands, from the Black Sea to the mountains of Epirus. Band/Musicians: Katerina Clambaneva - tambourine & vocals Paressa Daniilidou - accordion & vocals Muzmee - violin Olympia Tsarouchi - guitar & vocals Duygu Camurcuoglu - percussion & vocals

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Folk & Flowers

on Fri, 10 Jun 2016 at London Oxford House 7:30pm

Join us for an evening of folk music to celebrate gardens, landscape and nature. Featuring an ensemble of singers and musicians brought together especially for this event with special guests Hazel Askew (www.askewsisters.co.uk & www.ladymaisery.com) and Burton Bradstock (www.burtonbradstockmusic.com). Tickets in advance: £9 + booking fee Tickets on the door: £10

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King Harvest And The Weight

on Fri, 10 Jun 2016 at London Aces & Eights 7:30pm

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Charlie Dore And Julian Littman In Concert

on Fri, 10 Jun 2016 at Wigan Parish Church 7:00pm

A welcome return from one of the very best singer-songwriters in the u.k. Charlie Dore has released 8 highly regarded albums over several years. She was spotted and signed By Chris Blackwell to Island Records in 1978 and released her highly critically regarded album " Where to Now" this was followed up with " Listen " and 2 years of related promotional touring .. During this time she formed a comedy club in London and did film work with names like Jonathon Pryce. She also wrote songs for such big names as Celine Dion, George Harrison, Paul Carrack, Jimmy Nail, and Paul Carrack. She continued with her own musical path in 1995 with " Sleep all Day " and followed up with " Cuckoo Hill " in 1996 ( Containing such fine songs as " When Bill Hicks Died" and " Mr. Williams"). Further quality releases lead to what is undoubtedly her best album " Milk Roulettte" in 2015. She will be joined on stage by long term musical collaborator Julian Littman and they will use guitar,, piano, harmonium, autoharp, and ukulele to add colour and depth to these very special songs

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Bonnie Dobson

on Fri, 10 Jun 2016 at London The King's Head - Crouch End 8:30pm

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Kara At Stony Live! The Stables Bar, The Bull Hotel, Stony Stratford

on Fri, 10 Jun 2016 at Stony Stratford The Stables Bar 8:00pm

KARA have been headlining on the folk club circuit for several years now. Following their acclaimed debut Waters So Deep named by The Telegraph as one of the Best Folk Albums of 2014, the unique and innovative folk quartet are releasing their sophomore album Some Other Shore in June 2016 with a UK tour. The Russian-born lead vocalist Daria Kulesh has one of the most refined and enjoyable voices around, backed by an interesting and strikingly different combination of instruments: hammered dulcimer, melodeon and guitar. Excitingly, they are now joined by Phil Underwood (of The Creole Brothers) on melodeon. Fusing original material with Russian and British folk for a rich mix of songs and tunes, the quartet bring something completely different to folk music as we know it. (Bright Young Folk). You can find out more at http://www.karafolkband.com/ Some words of praise: "KARA are a stunning new British band who should be huge" (Dai Jeffries, R2 Magazine) "A really interesting band, great instrumentalists, great vocalist" (Mike Harding) "Folk music with Eastern spice and English zest" (Fatea Magazine) "Just gorgeous. I love the sound of this!" (Genevieve Tudor, BBC Radio Shropshire) "Really good voice. Pass the vodka!" (Frank Hennessy, BBC Radio Wales)

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Joli Blon Cajun Band

on Fri, 10 Jun 2016 at London Cecil Sharp House 7:30pm

Superb and exciting all female Cajun Band Cafe and bar open from 7.30pm Beginners' dance class 8.00-8.40pm Live music 8.40-11.00pm

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Joli Blon Cajun Band

on Fri, 10 Jun 2016 at London Cecil Sharp House 7:30pm

Superb and exciting all female Cajun Band Cafe and bar open from 7.30pm Beginners' dance class 8.00-8.40pm Live music 8.40-11.00pm

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Callaghan Live At Thorner Victory Hall Leeds

on Sat, 11 Jun 2016 at Leeds Thorner Victory Hall 7:00pm

Callaghan is coming back home to the UK for a another gig at Thorner Victory Hall. This artiste is gaining fans who are drawn to her voice and wonderful songs.. get to see her now while you still can in a small and intimate venue such as ours

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Dave Arcari + Support

on Sat, 11 Jun 2016 at Glasgow The Hug & Pint 7:30pm

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Tc3 In Concert

on Sat, 11 Jun 2016 at Stony Stratford York House Centre 7:30pm

Ian, Irene and Louise take a break from Taylor'd Country, to bring you a relaxed acoustic concert of their favourite songs during StonyLive! Doors open 7.30pm - enjoy a snifter at York House's real ale & cider bar (which also has wines and soft drinks start 20.00pm prompt ending approx 22.30pm

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The Ragged Out String Band

on Sat, 11 Jun 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Take a swig of Moonshine and put on your dancing shoes for some good time mountain music. The Ragged Out String Band play hard-driving Old-Time, Early Bluegrass and Americana, underpinning traditional fiddle tunes and songs with energetic and creative rhythms. Brought together by a shared love of fiddle music and fun times the band are Andy Quelch, Guitar (A&E Oldtime String Band, Chance McCoy); Emily Smith, Fiddle (A&E Oldtime Stringband, Texas All-Night Toyboys); Joe Aukland, Banjo (Wagontales, Absentees, The Horne Section), Will Collier, Upright Bass (The Horne Section). Expect fiery fiddle tunes and songs backed up by driving banjo, guitar and bass. Guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a spring in your step!

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An Evening With Greyhounds Greyhounds Greyhounds

on Sat, 11 Jun 2016 at London The Winemaker's Club 7:00pm

It's Summer, and we're celebrating by packing you into a candlelit archway, filling you with wine, and playing you some songs. After an amazing sold out show at The Harrison last November, Greyhounds Greyhounds Greyhounds have been hard at work writing more songs, coming up with nicknames each other, and learning all manner of odd vocal warm ups courtesy of our violinist (aka Witch Hound). We're delighted to be taking over The Winemakers in Farringdon on what will be a balmy Saturday night, and hope you'll join us. Opening the show will be two of our favourite acts: JOE INNES & THE CAVALCADE - http://www.joeinnes.com/ - as well as being an annoyingly handsome guy, Joe Innes is a terrific and funny songwriter, and is backed by a pretty wonderful band. They're working on a new record, so I dunno, maybe he'll play some new songs. It's really his decision. VARIOUS GUISES - https://www.facebook.com/variousguises/ - Various Guises are *great*. Instinctive and gorgeous harmonies and properly infectious stage craft. Think if the sisters from Belleville Rendez-Vous came to life and started a folk band.

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Hickory Signals Ep Pre-launch Concert

on Sat, 11 Jun 2016 at Shoreham by Sea West Street Loft 7:30am

Following the success of their first EP released in 2014, local folk duo Hickory Signals will be launching their seven track follow up EP - Noise of the Waters - later this year. During this intimate concert at the beautiful West Street Loft venue, Hickory Signals will perform tracks from Noise of the Waters and audience members will have the opportunity to pre-order a limited edition copy of the recording. Expect haunting vocals, inventive instrumentation and a warm atmosphere from one of the county's "most pure and beautiful folk sounds".

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Mad Dog Mcrea

on Sat, 11 Jun 2016 at Rooksbridge The Barn 3:00pm

MAD DOG MCREA SUPPORTED BY DAFT FOLK OTHER LIVE MUSIC THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON BBQ PIG ROAST DISCO FREE CAMPING LICENCED BAR!! The Barn Old Mead Lane Rooksbridge BS26 2TS

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Shout Collective Pres' Najma Akhtar Trio

on Sat, 11 Jun 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

THE SHOUT COLLECTIVE PRESENT LIVE ON STAGE NAJMA AKHTAR TRIO The Queen of Anglo-Asian music giving blues and folk a distinctive Indian twist On the Decks: THE SHOUT COLLECTIVE Spinning the best selection of blues, soul, funk & global sounds Come down to the atmospheric and friendly Jamboree bar for our Shout Collective party with live music from the legendary Najma Akhtar and her trio. British born vocalist, songwriter and actor Najma achieved a unique place on the global music scene by creating a new genre, introducing jazz to the traditional genre of the Ghazal (Urdu ballad) and Sufi sounds. Having collaborated with Robert Plant and Gary Lucas (amongst many others) Najma is now pioneering a new style, combining Delta blues, Celtic and folk-rock with her deep Indian roots. Tonight she'll be performing two sets with her trio, previewing songs from her forthcoming album Five Rivers. This is going to be a magical evening! http://www.najmaakhtar.com/ On the decks resident DJs THE SHOUT COLLECTIVE: AKA Jamie Renton (Chilli Fried/Soulclectica), Joe Cushley (Balling the Jack), Norman Druker, Aly Prince and Deb Smith will be taking the Devil's Music 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.dpb

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The Budapest Cafe Orchestra

on Sat, 11 Jun 2016 at Portmahomack Carnegie Hall 7:30pm

BYOB BOOK EARLY Last year sell out!! An opportunity to see this well loved band and experience their virtuoso performance-live!!!

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The Budapest Cafe Orchestra

on Sat, 11 Jun 2016 at Portmahomack Carnegie Hall 7:30pm

BYOB BOOK EARLY Last year sell out!! An opportunity to see this well loved band and experience their virtuoso performance-live!!!

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Show Of Hands In The Great Barn At Great Coxwell

on Sun, 12 Jun 2016 at Great Coxwell The Great Barn 7:00pm

The magnificent Great Barn at Great Coxwell dates from 1400 AD. It is a wonderful setting for a concert and the greatly renowned band Show of Hands, Steve Knightley. Phil Beer and Miranda Sykes will be in concert staring at 7.30. There will be a bar open from 6.30. An event not to be missed.

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Maia

on Sun, 12 Jun 2016 at Bath Chapel Arts Centre 7:30pm

Maia are a pop folk acoustic quartet from Leeds, who have described themselves as sci-fi folk evangelists! They have a radiant varied sound, stunning harmonies with a brooding sense of adventure and streaks of pop eccentricity. After 3 years of live show experience, and supports including the likes of Anais Mitchell, The Low Anthem and The Unthanks the group are continuing to receive huge praise and a greater following for their fantastic live shows. In 2012 and 2013 their festival appearances have included: No6 Festival, Festival of Jim, Broadstairs Folk Week, Musicport, No Direction Home, Hop Farm Festival, Larmer Tree, Port Eliot, London Folk Weekend, Wilderness, Kings Place Festival, Big Boulder Festival, Galtres, Green Belt, Aire Do Festival, The Village Green Fair, Whitby Alternative Folk Week and Glastonbury to name a few! Their highly acclaimed celestial album "Pepper Stars" released in October 2012 received many 4 and 5 star reviews and was a Time Out Album of the week. The band were well supported on the radio regionally and nationally from Guy Garvey and Tom Robinson on BBC 6 music as well as being picked for Best of 2012 on Radio 4s Loose Ends Culture Show. 2014 will see the release of their first new 4 track EP Finite World on record store day (19th April) with several more singles and an album to follow. Festival Recommendations and Quotes: Maia produced one of the best and most talked about performances on the main stage from the pin drop silence during one of their more tender moments to their rousing finale of which got them the biggest standing ovation of the weekendtruly mesmerising! - Jim McLaughlin Festival Director Musicport 2013 'This exciting and innovative band wowed the audiences at Broadstairs Folk Week with their interesting and eclectic take on folk music. Well written songs, great musicianship and some of the nicest guys around make this young band a must have booking for any festival organiser' - Kim Headley Artistic director at Broadstairs Festival 2013 Maia came and played around the site at The Port Eliot Festival in July 2012 and were received with warmth and applause wherever they went. They are a splendidly talented bunch of guys and I would recommend them to anyone wanting an excellent band for their festival or show. I will be booking them again for the Port Eliot Festival in 2014 and they will be appearing at our area at Glastonbury 2013 as well. Maia are great! - Rick Worthy Music and Cabaret manager at Port Eliot Festival/Theatre and Circus stage manager at Glastonbury Festival 2013 youthful, spirited, richly atmospheric and intelligently off-centre alt.folk pop - Time Out 2013 Album of the week Maia have undeniable chemistry on stage, they are mesmerising to watch both visually and musically Hop Farm Festival 2012 Eclectic with surprising twists and turns throughout their set, Maia are very good atexecuting their own brand of whimsical folk. Upbeat and multi-instrumental, they set the right mood in the glade as feet tap and heads turn. - Acoustic Magazine (In The Woods Festival) 2012 A sci-fi folk group from Huddersfield known as Maia, who were received with much excitement and warmth spend 45 minutes charming the audience and making sure the effort of finding them was worth it. - The Times (Cambridge Folk Festival) 2011 ..This has enough elements of folk for genre fans but covers an awful lot of ground and is one of the more compelling listens I have had in a while. - Folk world 2012 Beautifully melancholy, the songs on Maia's debut album showcase some amazing talent from one of Huddersfield Uni's best and already most accomplished bands - Huddersfield University Newspaper Paper ..The sheer breadth of the band's vision is breathtaking. - Stirrings The gentle melodies and skilled musicianship provide plenty of rewards. - 8/10 The Ark June

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Paul Handyside

on Sun, 12 Jun 2016 at Doncaster Brewery & Tap - Upper Room 4:00pm

Paul Handyside was singer songwriter with eighties indie darlings Hurrah! He has a new album called Tide, Timber and Grain which is due for release on 1st April 2016. The recording line up is: Paul on vocals, guitar and and harmonium; producer Rob Tickell on weissenborn slide guitar, bass and guitar; Dave Porthouse on melodeon and double bass.

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The Travelling Folk Festival: Pentangle & Magna Carta

on Sun, 12 Jun 2016 at Southampton The 1865 7:00pm

The 1865 are pleased to present 'The Travelling Folk Festival', including the legendary Pentangle! Pentangle: Jacqui McShee is best known as lead singer and co-founder of the original Pentangle with Bert Jansch and John Renbourn. Jacqui's current band continues to perform an exciting and eclectic mix of folk, blues, jazz and world music. Since losing her long time friends and collaborators, John in 2015 and Bert in 2011 Jacqui feels it is even more relevant to continue playing the music of Pentangle. Current band members are: Spencer Cozens - KEYBOARDS & VOCALS Has regularly toured the world with Joan Armatrading. He toured and recorded with John Martyn and also performs with Carol Decker's T'pau and Julia Fordham. For the last three years he has recorded and toured with Deva Premal and Miten and last year toured the U.K., Russia, the U.S.A and Europe. Last year Spencer achieved his long time ambition and now runs his own state of the art srudio. Gerry Conway - DRUMS - One of the country's most respected drummers and a current member of Fairport Convention. His history of touring and recording is a Who's Who of the music world with artists including Jethro Tull, Cat Stevens, Alexis Korner, Fotheringay (feat. Sandy Denny), Elton John, Emmylou Harris and Richard Ashcroft. Last year saw the reformation of Fotheringay. Along with other former members Jerry Donahue and Pat Donaldson. Alan Thomson - BASS Another long-term member of the John Martyn Band and an accomplished song-writer. His touring and writing credits include Robert Palmer, Rick Wakeman, Andy Summers, Bo Diddley, Denny Laine and Long John Baldry. Alan has also joined the line up of Martin Barre's band. Gary Foote - SAX & FLUTE - A multi-talented musician, playing drums as well as sax on Joan Armatrading's world tours. He has played with musicians from across the musical spectrum such as Jools Holland, Tom Jones, Leo Sayer, Zoot Money, and Banco De Gaia.

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Budapest Cafe Orchestra

on Sun, 12 Jun 2016 at Strathpeffer The Pavilion 7:00pm

Budapest Cafe Orchestra CHRISTIAN GARRICK - violin, darabuka EDDIE HESSION - accordion ADRIAN ZOLOTUHIN - guitar, saz, balalaika, domra KELLY CANTLON - double bass Led by jazz violin superstar Christian Garrick The Budapest Café Orchestra play traditional folk and gypsy flavoured music from across the Balkans and Russia. Klezmer, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czadas and beautiful ballads - such as the theme to Schindler's List and Andy Statman's beautiful Flatbush Waltz -are all featured. Evoking vivid images of Tzigane fiddle maestros, Budapest café life and gypsy campfires - plus a few surprises along the way. Hugely entertaining, immense skill and profound musicianship, a show by the BCO is good enough to make you want to book that holiday down the Danube! The Budapest Café Orchestra have won legions of fans through their infectious and captivating performances. A small but impeccably formed orchestra of just four players, the BCO combines violin, guitar, accordion, double bass, saz & balalaika creating an awesome aural alchemy normally only characteristic of far larger ensembles. Doors open at 7pm, concert starts at 7:30pm.

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Oka Vanga

on Sun, 12 Jun 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Oka Vanga move effortlessly from playing well known trads and instrumentals to their own songs. Seamless guitar playing is combined with contributions from them on ukulele and mandolin to create a music set of variety and interest. Recently described as having both great musicianship and really fine songs by Mike Harding, fans of both Folk and Roots music are sure to find something they will enjoy in their music. Hailing from London, Will Cox cites a chance encounter with John Renbourn as the catalyst for him to take his guitar playing more seriously when he was a teenager. A multi-instrumentalist, Will is also an established music teacher in Hertfordshire. Originally from South Africa, Angela Meyer first picked up the guitar at the age of 6. She immersed herself in an eclectic world of music, studying classical guitar greats alongside song writing masters, World music alongside Film music, before finally re-locating to the UK in 1999. Angie and Will formed Oka Vanga in 2008, naming their duo after a unique river delta in Africa recognised for its natural beauty. Working initially within a range of styles, Angie and Will made their debut with 'Pilgrim' in 2014, an instrumental album awarded FATEA'S Instrumental Album of the Year. 'Tales of Eyam,' a Folk E.P, followed in 2015 to critical acclaim.

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Oka Vanga

on Sun, 12 Jun 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

Oka Vanga move effortlessly from playing well known trads and instrumentals to their own songs. Seamless guitar playing is combined with contributions from them on ukulele and mandolin to create a music set of variety and interest. Recently described as having both great musicianship and really fine songs by Mike Harding, fans of both Folk and Roots music are sure to find something they will enjoy in their music. Hailing from London, Will Cox cites a chance encounter with John Renbourn as the catalyst for him to take his guitar playing more seriously when he was a teenager. A multi-instrumentalist, Will is also an established music teacher in Hertfordshire. Originally from South Africa, Angela Meyer first picked up the guitar at the age of 6. She immersed herself in an eclectic world of music, studying classical guitar greats alongside song writing masters, World music alongside Film music, before finally re-locating to the UK in 1999. Angie and Will formed Oka Vanga in 2008, naming their duo after a unique river delta in Africa recognised for its natural beauty. Working initially within a range of styles, Angie and Will made their debut with 'Pilgrim' in 2014, an instrumental album awarded FATEA'S Instrumental Album of the Year. 'Tales of Eyam,' a Folk E.P, followed in 2015 to critical acclaim.

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Reg Meuross: Southern Villages Microtour

on Sun, 12 Jun 2016 at Firle Village Hall 7:00pm

Critically-acclaimed folk singer/songwriter Reg Meuross returns to the stage alongside award-winning folk duo Loreley for four dates only on the Southern Villages Microtour. Reg will be premiering songs from his new album: "December", as well as old favourites in some of the South East's loveliest small halls. Tickets are £10 Advance via WeGotTickets, or £12 On The Door. Reg's imaginative and finely crafted songs have earned him the title of Master Storyteller (Pennyblack Music), and prompted Mike Harding to introduce him onto the stage of The Royal Albert Hall as 'one of the finest singer-songwriters this country has produced'. Reg is a true modern day troubadour - commenting on life as he sees it, with some of the most beautifully disarming songs and lyrics ever written. FolkWords awarded England Green & England Grey Album of the Year 2014, and said Reg's songs are 'the hinges upon which swing the doors of perceptive English folk ' 'Magnificent, powerful & moving' (Pete Townshend). 'Intelligent and thought-provoking songs, beautifully made and skilfully delivered' (The Times).

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Hannah Sanders And Ben Savage

on Sun, 12 Jun 2016 at Southport Park Golf Club 7:00pm

British and American folksongs with guitar and dulcimer. 'Peerlessly pure voice' and 'A joy to listen to' are just a coupla quotes from recent reviews. Bothy debut.

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Hannah Aldridge

on Sun, 12 Jun 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

27 year old Hannah Aldridge is steeped in the music of both Nashville and Muscle Shoals, the two cities she was raised in by her father Walt, a Muscle Shoals legend as a songwriter, musician and producer. Hannah's music is a sonic treat, with elements of country, pop, blues, Americana and a rock 'n' roll swagger. In 2013 she released her debut album 'Razor Wire' and is currently working on her follow up. 'Razor Wire' is packed with biographical and auto biographical songs and Jason Isbell's band the 400 Unit played on a large part of it. "Southern Rock," is how Hannah describes the ghostly, unflinching, sometimes gritty tales that separate her song collection from the mainstream. Special Guest on Hannah's latest UK tour will be Lilly Hiatt, daughter of John. Lilly writes smart songs that don't fit in any one genre, and branch out into several styles from roots, to rock, to indie, they are witty, frank and adventurous. Tickets: £10 adv / £12 door Tickets available from the Cafe or www.wegottickets.com

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Sadie Jemmett + Marcus Eaton

on Sun, 12 Jun 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A special double bill, featuring two exciting singer-songwriters! SADIE JEMMETT: "A gifted singer-songwriter" The New Yorker "She sounded like a traditional balladeer, a poetic troubadour from the 1960s Greenwich Village folk scene" The Aquarian Weekly, New York City Lovely and compelling Judy Collins Sadie Jemmett returns to the Green Note after a sold out show at the venue in January and a sell-out tour of the South of France in the spring. Sadie is a British singer-songwriter whose extraordinary songs reflect a remarkable life. She has been described as "Reminiscent of a female Nick Cave and echoes too of Billy Bragg" by Songwriting Magazine. Behind the entrancing eloquence of her lyrics and the subtle acoustic beauty of her music lies a restlessly seeking spirit and a rich and colourful experience. Her peripatetic journey has followed a jagged course from a wildly bohemian childhood through being a teenage runaway, a backing singer in a reggae band and a touring actress to her role today as one of the most magical singer-songwriters on the music scene. Sadie Jemmett's debut album, The Blacksmith's Girl, was released in 2011 on Wildflower Records and mixed and produced in Los Angeles by Grammy winner David Bianco (Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash), and mastered in London by Kevin Metcalfe (Queen/David Bowie/Robert Plant). London Love Songs, her second album, was released in July 2015 to great acclaim and she continues to write and perform her music as a solo artist and also for theatre. MARCUS EATON: This is Marcus Eaton's debut tour of the UK. Recently hailed by two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee David Crosby as "one of the best young singer-songwriters in America - maybe even the world", Los Angeles-based Eaton is receiving international attention following the release of his latest album "Versions of The Truth". Through passionate, intelligent lyrics in songs reminiscent of Ed Sheeran and John Mayer coupled with a virtuoso, original guitar technique Marcus has emerged as one of the leading lights of the new generation of American singer-songwriters. Classic storytelling, songs of love and metaphysics all wrapped in an original singing voice draw the listener into an intimate experience performed by an artist described by Crosby "as like God - on a good day." Marcus' has an extensive touring history and as well as performing solo in Europe and America, he has opened shows for Bob Dylan and Dave Matthews, Nils Lofgren, Dr John and Rodrigo Y Gabriela. Don't miss this opportunity to catch Marcus Eaton before he heads off to sunnier climes on an Italian tour before returning to L.A.

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Talis Kimberley At Walthamstow Folk

on Sun, 12 Jun 2016 at London Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub 7:30pm

Talis Kimberley presents contemporary, literate folk songs with green political edges & a warm, whimsical heart. Wiltshire-based Talis along with Chantelle Smith on co-vocals and percussion, and Simon Fairbourn on bass, bassoon, whistles and occasional trumpet sing songs that are rooted in tradition but inspired by books, cakes, tea, history, socks, geo-politics & fish, and other things too! Throw in some lovely harmonies and a strong focus on environmentalism and it's always a treat to see Talis and the guys. 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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Walk Of Fame (kast Off Kinks At The Hare & Hounds)

on Sun, 12 Jun 2016 at Birmingham Hare and Hounds 7:00pm

Ex Kinks members including the original drummer Mick Avory and bass guitarist John Dalton return to King's Heath to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Kinks Birmingham debut at the old Ritz Ballroom and John's debut with the group. Expect to hear all their greatest hits including You Really Got Me, Dedicated Follower Of Fashion, Waterloo Sunset, Sunny Afternoon, Lola, Days and Come Dancing at a unique gig in the intimate atmosphere of the Hare & Hounds. STANDING AND DANCING ONLY

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Jez Lowe

on Mon, 13 Jun 2016 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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Jez Lowe

on Mon, 13 Jun 2016 at Croydon Ruskin House 8:00pm

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A Brief History Of Music

on Mon, 13 Jun 2016 at Cressing St Barnabas Church Hall 7:30am

'A Brief History Of Music' takes in 600 years of musical history in 90 minutes! Beginning in the Middle Ages and ending up in the 20th century (and incorporating everything in between!) this fun and fast-moving show is a whistle-stop tour of Western musical history. Featuring long forgotten songs and tunes (not to mention jokes!) GreenMatthews paint a vibrant and vivid picture of our musical DNA, mixing the familiar and the obscure, the raucous and the reflective and the courtly and the commonplace. The show combines the vigour of the medieval period, the musical intricacy of the Renaissance, the grandeur of the Baroque and the pomp and bombast of Victoriana. Add to that the wit of Blackadder and 1066 And All That and the stage is set for a veritable musical feast! Complete with a bewildering array of instruments such as virginal, rauschpfeife and lute (and that's just the first 100 years!) 'A Brief History of Music' uses tunes, songs and humour to take you on a musical journey from which you won't want to return!

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A Brief History Of Music

on Mon, 13 Jun 2016 at Cressing St Barnabas Church Hall 7:30am

'A Brief History Of Music' takes in 600 years of musical history in 90 minutes! Beginning in the Middle Ages and ending up in the 20th century (and incorporating everything in between!) this fun and fast-moving show is a whistle-stop tour of Western musical history. Featuring long forgotten songs and tunes (not to mention jokes!) GreenMatthews paint a vibrant and vivid picture of our musical DNA, mixing the familiar and the obscure, the raucous and the reflective and the courtly and the commonplace. The show combines the vigour of the medieval period, the musical intricacy of the Renaissance, the grandeur of the Baroque and the pomp and bombast of Victoriana. Add to that the wit of Blackadder and 1066 And All That and the stage is set for a veritable musical feast! Complete with a bewildering array of instruments such as virginal, rauschpfeife and lute (and that's just the first 100 years!) 'A Brief History of Music' uses tunes, songs and humour to take you on a musical journey from which you won't want to return!

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An Evening With Hafdis Huld

on Mon, 13 Jun 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 7:30pm

The fabulous Hafdis Huld returns to the Kitchen Garden Café for one of only three UK shows this summer, alongside long-time musical collaborator Alisdair Wright. Expect songs full of vivid images and catchy hooks delivered with quick-fire humour and buckets full of Icelandic charm. I love her voice and I love her. (Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2) Hafdis is brilliant! (Lauren Laverne, BBC 6Music) A charming treasury of acoustic pop (Q Magazine) Weirdly wonderful(London Evening Standard)

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Porchlight Smoker

on Mon, 13 Jun 2016 at Brighton The Greys 8:00pm

terrace cred. presents: fab live roots / bluegrass / folk'n'country music. A benefit date in support of The Martlets. It's Scott W's idea and wish to play a gig to raise some money for the hospice - and where better to play than a favourite little backstreet shoebox pub venue... www.facebook.com/terracecred www.faceboook.com/PorchlightSmoker www.themartlets.org.uk

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Ren Harvieu + Morrissey & Marshall

on Mon, 13 Jun 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- The Magic Numbers' brother and sister Romeo and Michele Stodart are hosting a monthly night here at Green Note. They're going to be showcasing new acts as well as established artists they've admired throughout their career. Alongside special surprise guests and collaborations, you might even see the hosts themselves perform. Live performances from the night will feature on the band's podcast which will be launching on May 29th. This aims to be a special evening with a real touch of magic. This month featuring.... Ren Harvieu + Morrissey & Marshall * Plus Special Guests * REN HARVIEU is an English singer/songwriter from Salford, Greater Manchester. While in sixth form college, she performed in musical theatre and entered several talent competitions before uploading some of her own recordings to Myspace where she was discovered. After being introduced to Music Producer Jimmy Hogarth she began working on demos and was signed to Universal music when she was 18. Ren started recording an album but in May 2011, before it could be released, she broke her back in what she describes as a 'freak accident'. After a 14-hour operation, Harvieu spent several months recovering at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. On 5 December 2011, the BBC announced that she had been nominated for their BBC Sounds of 2012 poll. After releasing the singles Through the Night and Open Up Your Arms her first album Through the Night was released on Island Records on 14 May 2012, entering the UK album chart at No 5. Ren is currently working on her second album. MORRISEY & MARSHALL: "People are drawn to their song-writing, the clever melodies and in particular the sound of their voices singing in unison simply beautiful." - Louder Than War "It almost seems impossible that two voices can compliment one another in such a relaxed and seemingly accidental way, quite frankly, they're built on sounding perfect." - It Sounded Sweet "Morrissey and Marshall are fantastically engaging and have a remarkably large sound for only two people" - Supajam "Like a new, rocking, Everly brothers" - Paul Gallagher (DJ) "I've watched them from afar for some time... I'm a big fan" - Ryan Tubridy (TV personality) "I love this tune" - Cillian Murphy (actor) As well as full band, Morrissey & Marshall perform as a harmony duo and have toured with The Magic Numbers, Sinead O'Connor, Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott and Damien Dempsey to name a few.

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100 Club Tuesday Blues Presents Kaz Hawkins + Snake Oil Blues Band

on Tue, 14 Jun 2016 at London 100 Club 7:15pm

Tuesday Blues 'Bonus Gig' www.solidentertainments.com/100club

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Lil' Jimmy Reed With Bob Hall Band

on Wed, 15 Jun 2016 at Chidham Hambrook Village Hall 7:30pm

One of the most requested artists since we started promoting ! Lil' Jimmy is the real deal - one of the senior US bluesmen who's paid his dues by gigging, gigging, and gigging ! Backed by one of the UK's finest boogie-woogie piano players in Bob Hall, and the rock-steady bass of Hilary Blythe

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Sari Schorr & The Engine Room

on Wed, 15 Jun 2016 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:30pm

Several years of touring the USA & Europe with Joe Louis Walker and Poppa Chubby brought Sari greater prominence in the blues world. Sari was recently inducted into the New York Blues Hall of Fame. Sari has now put together her own band THE ENGINE ROOM, featuring British guitarist Innes Sibun, formerly with Robert Plant. Together they will celebrate the release of Sari's debut album on Manhaton Records in September 2016 ( Mike Vernon was so impressed when he heard Sari that he came out of retirement to produce it). The band is to undertake a US and European wide tour. Sari kicked off her groundbreaking tour at Carnegie Hall in NY at the Lead Belly Fest, in Feb, performing with Buddy Guy, Walter Trout, Eric Burdon, Edgar Winter, Dana Fuchs, Kenny Wayne Shepherd & Laurence Jones. More info: http://www.sarischorr.com

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Sari Schorr & The Engine Room

on Wed, 15 Jun 2016 at Oxford The Bullingdon 7:30pm

Several years of touring the USA & Europe with Joe Louis Walker and Poppa Chubby brought Sari greater prominence in the blues world. Sari was recently inducted into the New York Blues Hall of Fame. Sari has now put together her own band THE ENGINE ROOM, featuring British guitarist Innes Sibun, formerly with Robert Plant. Together they will celebrate the release of Sari's debut album on Manhaton Records in September 2016 ( Mike Vernon was so impressed when he heard Sari that he came out of retirement to produce it). The band is to undertake a US and European wide tour. Sari kicked off her groundbreaking tour at Carnegie Hall in NY at the Lead Belly Fest, in Feb, performing with Buddy Guy, Walter Trout, Eric Burdon, Edgar Winter, Dana Fuchs, Kenny Wayne Shepherd & Laurence Jones. More info: http://www.sarischorr.com

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Hannah Aldridge - Lilly Hiatt

on Wed, 15 Jun 2016 at Biddulph Arms 7:30pm

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Marty O'reilly And The Old Soul Orchestra

on Wed, 15 Jun 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. This ticket guarantees entry until 9.15pm ONLY. After this time, entry is space permitting. Advance tickets are non-refundable, EXCEPT in the case of a show being cancelled. In certain circumstances credit notes will be issued. Please see greennote.co.uk for full refund policy. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. -------- Explaining Marty O'Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra's music is like describing a remembered dream. It feels familiar, but at the same time it feels new. It's blues but not blues, folk but not folk, soulful but not soul. Marty's voice is beautiful and distinctive,his lyrics stark yet lush over gritty electrified guitar. Chris Lynch's violin, Matt Goff's percussion and Ben Berry's rich bass meld beautifully. The chemistry of these friends is obvious. But one can also hear an urgency in the songs, expressing something elemental and perhaps contradictory: love and anger, joy and pain. The live performance is at the core of this project: the band enters a trance and the music is born again as something new every night. They go from raw gospel blues to cinematic epics, from heavy driving grooves to delicately arranged folk songs. They leave the stage out of breath, the ground littered with broken strings and bow hairs. It's hard to describe, impossible to categorize. Yet people who know the music will try to explain it to you, just as you might struggle to explain a dream in the morning. The visions might slip away as you recount them, but the feeling remains. The band formed in Santa Cruz California in 2012 and has been touring relentlessly ever since, from San Francisco to New Orleans to London to Seattle. They invite you to join them. "A band true to its name: soulful" - NPR "Delightful... well crafted music" - SF Weekly "Raw musical excellence... guitar, fiddle and double bass played to within an inch of their inanimate lives." - 4000 Miles to Nashville "Definitely on the top of the Americana list penned by any serious connoisseur of roots music this year." - Portland Tribune

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Storytelling Cafe

on Wed, 15 Jun 2016 at Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe 6:30pm

Sweeping the Stories Home, An Open Mic Event with a difference. It's that time of year again at Storytelling Cafe when we sweep up after another excellent year of storytelling. What a fab time we've all had what with our guest tellers, their stories and our audiences. However, before leaving for our summer break, we've decided to do something a little different for June's Cafe. We will be joined by the cream of Birmingham's storytelling talent for a mystery tour of tales! An Open Mic Finale with a raffle draw. Choose the winning tickets and our lucky storytellers will entertain you with their tales. So be ready to be stunned, be thrilled, be enlightened and join us as we sweep the stories home to keep you company in the long summer evenings ahead. Food served from 6.30, stories start at 7.30.

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The Kaz Hawkins Band

on Thu, 16 Jun 2016 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

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The Kaz Hawkins Band

on Thu, 16 Jun 2016 at Southampton Hanger Farm Arts Centre 8:00pm

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Crh Music Presents The Deslondes

on Thu, 16 Jun 2016 at Bristol The Tunnels 7:30pm

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Marty O'reilly And The Old Soul Orchestra

on Thu, 16 Jun 2016 at Witney Fat Lils 7:45pm

This orchestra seamlessly weaves trance-based blues music, harkening back to John Lee Hooker and Howlin' Wolf, with a drunken minor swing comparable to some of Tom Waits' darker works. Marty O'Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra deliver an enthralling and passionate performance, which often leaves them out of breath and the stage littered with broken strings and bow hairs. On the door price £12 Sponsored by Hobgoblin Beer

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Treacherous Orchestra

on Thu, 16 Jun 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Start time for this event is 7.30pm. Treacherous Orchestra are a powerful force in Scottish music; a huge eleven strong, folk big band that delivers epic, incendiary live performances night after night. On stage the players are hugely entertaining, mixing their original tunes up with theatrical anarchic rock attitude. Here is a band that is playing at the next level, technical, impressive and yet impossibly raw, whose shows are always vital and make the audience feel truly alive and in the moment. It's members have been recruited from Peatbog Faeries, Salsa Celtica and The Old Blind Dogs to name but three excellent live bands. Having played at the Universal Hall back in 2014 we can safely say they are one of the few bands who can get the audience on its feet and dancing at the drop of a plectrum.

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Treacherous Orchestra

on Thu, 16 Jun 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Start time for this event is 7.30pm. Treacherous Orchestra are a powerful force in Scottish music; a huge eleven strong, folk big band that delivers epic, incendiary live performances night after night. On stage the players are hugely entertaining, mixing their original tunes up with theatrical anarchic rock attitude. Here is a band that is playing at the next level, technical, impressive and yet impossibly raw, whose shows are always vital and make the audience feel truly alive and in the moment. It's members have been recruited from Peatbog Faeries, Salsa Celtica and The Old Blind Dogs to name but three excellent live bands. Having played at the Universal Hall back in 2014 we can safely say they are one of the few bands who can get the audience on its feet and dancing at the drop of a plectrum.

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Treacherous Orchestra

on Thu, 16 Jun 2016 at Findhorn Universal Hall 7:00pm

Start time for this event is 7.30pm. Treacherous Orchestra are a powerful force in Scottish music; a huge eleven strong, folk big band that delivers epic, incendiary live performances night after night. On stage the players are hugely entertaining, mixing their original tunes up with theatrical anarchic rock attitude. Here is a band that is playing at the next level, technical, impressive and yet impossibly raw, whose shows are always vital and make the audience feel truly alive and in the moment. It's members have been recruited from Peatbog Faeries, Salsa Celtica and The Old Blind Dogs to name but three excellent live bands. Having played at the Universal Hall back in 2014 we can safely say they are one of the few bands who can get the audience on its feet and dancing at the drop of a plectrum.

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Sam Carter

on Thu, 16 Jun 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

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Hunter Muskett

on Thu, 16 Jun 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Hunter Muskett is an acoustic/electric 4-piece playing distinctive original songs in a folky, bluesy sometimes Americana vein. Originally formed in 1969 they played at home and abroad until 1974 producing two, now collectable, albums: Every Time You Move with bassist Danny Thompson and the Keith Relf produced Hunter Muskett with drummer Michael Giles Band member Doug Morter went on to carve out a career as the 'go-to' vocalist/guitarist of the folk-rock scene. Dubbed 'The invisible man of folk-rock' by Acoustic Magazine Doug currently duets with US guitar ace Jerry Donahue and fronts the late John Martyn's band 'Then Came The Wheel'. Since reforming in 2010 Hunter Muskett now tours again when schedules permit. A album of new material That Was Then This Is Now was released in 2013 and a latest CD produced by Spencer Cozens is scheduled for June 2016 Reviews: Every Time You Move re-released by Cherry Red Records (2009): '..an underground gem.' Jan Zarebs, Record Collector Magazine ' masterly skirts the boundaries of baroque pop and folk-rock' Rolling Stone That Was Then This Is Now (Limefield 2013)  'unpretentious, classymuch better than it has any right to be If Bill Leader does nothing more in the world of recording, That Was Then, This Is Now will have been a glorious way to bow out.' Colin Harper (biographer of Bert Jansch) in The Afterword  'one band that doesn't have to stand on past glories' Record Collector Magazine  'sunny and grin-inducing..' fRoots huntermuskett.com

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Martyn Joseph

on Thu, 16 Jun 2016 at Holyhead St Cybi 7:30pm

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 and stands in his own right, built on a reputation for giving what thousands have described as the best live music experience of their lives. A unique talent driven by passion, social awareness and love for his trade, his music manages to empower and speak for the many. He's a jaw dropping guitar player who has developed a unique percussive style, teamed up with a powerful show stopping voice, and has been called The Welsh Springsteen 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. 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. His most recent CD Sanctuary was released in Autumn 2015 to great critical acclaim. The album was produced by Grammy award winner Ben Wisch and it musically pools myriad influences and is lyrically contemplative, honest and big-hearted - attributes that also convey a sense of both the artist and the individual. It's impossible not to share his optimism for the collection. 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 and Canada 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.' PRESS QUOTES Stunning, heartfelt music
 Bob Harris BBC Radio 2, "Intelligent and enlightened songs are both energising and provocativefrom subtle tenderness to growly indignation. A Welsh national treasure MOJO A superb album, open yet textured; complex yet immediately listenable: insightful and often hard hitting" R2 - 5 stars heartfelt and ultimately optimistic songs Songlines One of the most charismatic and electrifying performers in Britain todaytough and passionate
 Tom Robinson BBC 6 music One of acoustic music's most original voices, and most forward looking of his generation of singer/songwriters Q Magazine A profound experience The Boston Globe Songs of social commentary as much as love, with a rootsy sensibility
 Time Out Written with craft, performed with passion Financial Times DOORS 7.30pm SHOWTIME 8pm

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Ma Polaine's Great Decline

on Thu, 16 Jun 2016 at Newcastle Cumberland Arms (Byker) 7:30pm

http://www.mapolainesgreatdecline.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1ImcrzNyNI In June 2016 Ma Polaine's Great Decline follow their debut album with a third EP release, "Small Town Talk", available on 10" vinyl, CD and download. Recorded in 2015 and engineered and co-produced by BBC Folk Award winner Ben Walker at The Crypt Studio in Crouch End, London, with additional sessions at Ben's home studio and at MPGD HQ, the 4-track vinyl and CD release draws influence from a typically wide breadth of genres. From the start Beth Packer and Clinton Hough always sought to keep their song-writing influences open. A strong base of blues is there, with jazz and country also holding sway, the band started accidentally out of an attempt to cover a blues song. Clinton Hough had joined Beth Packer's blues band in 2010 and from that attempted cover spawned the first MPGD song, Pigfoot Blues, which in turn became Harvey, the lazy Cajun blues of this EP. As Ma Polaine's Great Decline began to take shape and the blues band fell away, for Packer and Hough music came to mean something different than up-tempo rhythm and blues in Soho at 1am. Original writing is the focus, with oddness, sparsity and a subtle quality that is their own, allowing Packer the space to explore her vocal qualities and lyric writing. And the lyrics can be hard to explain, sometimes so personal a full confession isn't comfortable, but the listener can interpret a lyric any way they like. The live band has moved through several line-ups and have recently returned to their roots as a duo, this recording came at the completion of that full circle, so from the long serving Jon Gillies and Chris Clavo only Clavo appears, providing bass on two songs. This development wasn't in the original plan, but as songs take shape in the studio plans quickly change. Live Packer moves between double bass, accordion and harmonica, with Hough on electric or acoustic guitar and an occasional percussive foot, all accompanying Packer's powerful yet sensitive vocal. The Small Town Talk tour takes in some of the best independent small venues, including an aim to sell-out the Green Note for a fifth consecutive time, building on 2015's nomination as an emerging artist in the British Blues Awards, winning a Reveal Records emerging act competition, an international song-writing semi-final spot for Suffer It Well from 2013 EP of the same name. Following the EP tour Ma Polaine's Great Decline appear at several festivals, such as Towersey, Marlborough Jazz, Wonderfields, Sandwich Folk and Ale and Nailsworth Arts, to name a few. Roots Music Report "5 stars", "it's the singer's compelling and never overplayed delivery, however, that gives this set its sustained, just-under-the surface intensity". Blues And Soul Magazine "8/10", "Crying out to be used on sound tracks. A very cinematic sound.. The icing on the cake is their vocalist. Stunning singer Beth Packer is someone to get to know". Northern Sky Magazine: "4/5", "an utterly compelling soundscape", "sounds like a young Billie Holiday gate-crashing a Tom Waits Swordfishtrombones recording session". Liverpool Sound And Vision: "9.5/10", "like some new wonderful step in evolution, an album of great warmth and heroic concealment", "the most complete and uniquely enjoyable of the year so far". Penny Black Music: "...they have created their own sound wonderfully". Mike Ainscoe, Sonic Bandwagon: "hard to ignore when it comes to an eclectic mix".

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Bishop's Stortford Acoustic Club & Stortford Music Festival Presents The Willows

on Thu, 16 Jun 2016 at Bishop's Stortford The Half Moon 8:30pm

Bishop's Stortford Acoustic Club have teamed up with Stortford Music Festival to bring the wonderful Willows back to town. Always a highlight at the festival or in The Long Room, The Willows return firmly established as one of the best acts on the UK folk scene. Gathering national press and radio acclaim wherever they go, their return to this intimate venue promises to be an extremely special night.

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Paul Mcclure And The Local Heros

on Thu, 16 Jun 2016 at Stamford Voodoo Lounge 7:00pm

Paul McClure and The Local Heros - 9pm Pete Gow - 8pm

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Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer

on Thu, 16 Jun 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Vicki and Jonny have a solid reputation for time and again delivering very entertaining performances. Their prowess with the Scottish smallpipes, Swedish nyckelharpa, accordion, guitar and more is long established and they are increasingly being recognised as impressive song arrangers and writers too, creating original material that is entirely at home alongside their picks from the folk tradition.

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Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer

on Thu, 16 Jun 2016 at York Black Swan Inn 7:45pm

Vicki and Jonny have a solid reputation for time and again delivering very entertaining performances. Their prowess with the Scottish smallpipes, Swedish nyckelharpa, accordion, guitar and more is long established and they are increasingly being recognised as impressive song arrangers and writers too, creating original material that is entirely at home alongside their picks from the folk tradition.

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Dark Holler Festival

on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 at Lytchett Matravers Halls Road Farm 4:30pm

Welcome to The Dark Holler. This intimate festival encompasses all the darker corners of the roots musical world. Dark Holler Festival embraces the murder ballad and songs of woe and damnation. Limited to only 300 tickets, this event will be the first of its kind and will be held on Friday/Saturday 17/18 June 2016. Acoustic Noir, Burg, Clockwork Carousel, Dana Immanuel and the Stolen Band, The Freeborn Brothers, Grizzly and the Grasshoppers, Johnny Boxcars, Lady Winwoods Maggot, Stuart Turner and the Flat Earth Society, Thin Wire Fence, The Wild Sons of Gentlemen

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Sin-eater Festival

on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 at Ratlinghope The Bridges 2:00pm

SIN-EATER Festival 17/18/19 June - Ratlinghope - Shropshire 3 days of Folk - Music - Art - Craft - Film - Ale - Camping - Wildlife in the beautiful shropshire countryside . . go to sin-eater.co.uk for full info so far: En bas Quartet / Rusalnaia / Nut Club / Hey Colossus / Rattle / Trembling Bells / Jim Ghedi / Bonnacons of Doom / Irma Vep / Toby Hay / Motes / The Horse Loom / Sex Swing / Dusty Bible & the Canadians / Barton Carriages / Cath & Phil Tyler / Bodies On Everest / Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides / Ex-easter Island Head / Daniel Bachman / Stick In The Wheel / That Fucking Tank / Sweet Williams / Fains / Yama Warashi

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Martyn Joseph

on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 at Saltaire The Live Room @ Caroline Social Club 7:00pm

Compared to Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews, he has created his own style and reputation as a mesmerising live performer and stands in his own right, built on a reputation for giving what thousands have described as the best live music experience of their lives. A unique talent driven by passion, social awareness and love for his trade, his music manages to empower and speak for the many. He's a jaw dropping guitar player who has developed a unique percussive style, teamed up with a powerful show stopping voice, and has been called 'The Welsh Springsteen'. 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 and Canada 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 '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

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Steve Tilston

on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 at London Kings Place 8:00pm

Forty five years on and Steve Tilston is on as fine form as ever with no signs of him slowing down just yet the award-winning The Reckoning ('Best Original Song' Folk Awards 2012), plus appearances on Later with Jools Holland and BBC Four's Songwriters' Circle. Perhaps best known for his song-writing prowess, Steve is also a blinding, dazzling guitarist with a style echoing the elaborate rhythmic 'folk baroque' of Bert Jansch and Davy Graham, but also drawing from classical, roots and the tradition to create a sound that has been called quintessentially Tilston. His brand new CD Truth to Tell is out now. 'The more you listen, the more there is to discover.' Bob Harris 'A great narrator on top form.' ★★★★The Observer 'dominated by Tilston's exquisite guitar work ...' ★★★★ The Guardian 'songs of great heart, delivered with authority and instrumental panache.' ★★★★ The Scotsman 'Another superb set from the good Mr Tilston, who just can't seem to put a finger wrong.' FROOTS

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Kangaroo Moon

on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 at Newbury ACE Space 8:00pm

Kangaroo Moon played to a very enthusiastic and appreciative ACE Space audience in October 2014. Those who were at that gig will no doubt want to see and hear them again. Those who weren't need to find out what they missed. Kangaroo Moon weave many strands from world, rock, folk and dance, with acoustic and electronic influences into a funky, psychedelic, heart-lifting wall of sound. Trancy, richly melodic and dancey, listeners experience a sound which unites the body and soul in deep, joyful psychedelia and elemental dance. Kangaroo Moon have their roots in the music people play and the music people dance with. They've played and danced their way through more than a few permutations of global sound. Well travelled, extensive touring in Australia and Europe, the band has played Glastonbury and Womad several times, as well as Phoenix, Guildford, Mistelbach(Austria), Sfinks(Belgium), Oerol(Netherlands), Maleny & the National Folk(Oz) and Newbury.

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Kangaroo Moon

on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 at Newbury ACE Space 8:00pm

Kangaroo Moon played to a very enthusiastic and appreciative ACE Space audience in October 2014. Those who were at that gig will no doubt want to see and hear them again. Those who weren't need to find out what they missed. Kangaroo Moon weave many strands from world, rock, folk and dance, with acoustic and electronic influences into a funky, psychedelic, heart-lifting wall of sound. Trancy, richly melodic and dancey, listeners experience a sound which unites the body and soul in deep, joyful psychedelia and elemental dance. Kangaroo Moon have their roots in the music people play and the music people dance with. They've played and danced their way through more than a few permutations of global sound. Well travelled, extensive touring in Australia and Europe, the band has played Glastonbury and Womad several times, as well as Phoenix, Guildford, Mistelbach(Austria), Sfinks(Belgium), Oerol(Netherlands), Maleny & the National Folk(Oz) and Newbury.

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Folk Night Extravaganza

on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 at Much Wenlock Church Green 7:30pm

An evening packed with beautiful folk music from some of the best talent in the area, including local folk music legends, Harvey Andrews, Janie Mitchell & Benji Kirkpatrick, and Fake Thackery. Doors Open : 6.30pm Performance : 7.30pm

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Rebetiko Carnival 2016 Presents: Early Rebetika

on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8.45pm. 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What is Rebetiko Rebetiko is the music of an urban sub culture of musicians called "rebetes". Although they openly emerged in Greece in the 1920's, rebetiko music is a rich synthesis of music from all over Greece that expresses the pain and suffering of the people at the time. In a heartfelt way of reflecting life, these songs can be full of humour and profound beauty. Rebetiko Carnival 2016 The Rebetiko Carnival will be taking place throughout the month of June to celebrate the music of rebetiko. It will bring together people from different backgrounds and nationalities through their common love for this music, performing concerts and providing workshops. Outreach work for people with special needs, the elderly, and participants in hospitals is a huge part of the festival. Providing access to the music for those who are not able to attend. We will also be working closely with schools to promote awareness of the music and its culture to children, in turn helping them to create their own bands whilst also giving them the opportunity to perform in the festival. Event Description: Megla is a group of three Cypriot musicians, with a passion for interwar Rebetiko. They focus on the music that flourished in the urban areas around the port of Piraeus and its surroundings, after the arrival of Asia Minor refugees in 1922, up until the beginning of the Second World War. Poverty, petty crimes, drugs and troubles with the police are all reflected in their repertoire, together with the passion of the Rebetes for women, love and, above all, their music. For this exclusive concert, they will perform a special set list, covering many of the early Rebetiko composers, including Tountas, Skarvelis, Semsis, Dellias, Vamvakaris and others. Band/Musicians: Megla Theodoulos Charalampous - Bouzouki/Baglama/Vocals Simon Mercouris - Bouzouki/Laouto/Vocals Iacovos Kirlappos - Guitar/Vocals

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Rebetiko Carnival 2016 Presents: Early Rebetika

on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 8.45pm. 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 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What is Rebetiko Rebetiko is the music of an urban sub culture of musicians called "rebetes". Although they openly emerged in Greece in the 1920's, rebetiko music is a rich synthesis of music from all over Greece that expresses the pain and suffering of the people at the time. In a heartfelt way of reflecting life, these songs can be full of humour and profound beauty. Rebetiko Carnival 2016 The Rebetiko Carnival will be taking place throughout the month of June to celebrate the music of rebetiko. It will bring together people from different backgrounds and nationalities through their common love for this music, performing concerts and providing workshops. Outreach work for people with special needs, the elderly, and participants in hospitals is a huge part of the festival. Providing access to the music for those who are not able to attend. We will also be working closely with schools to promote awareness of the music and its culture to children, in turn helping them to create their own bands whilst also giving them the opportunity to perform in the festival. Event Description: Megla is a group of three Cypriot musicians, with a passion for interwar Rebetiko. They focus on the music that flourished in the urban areas around the port of Piraeus and its surroundings, after the arrival of Asia Minor refugees in 1922, up until the beginning of the Second World War. Poverty, petty crimes, drugs and troubles with the police are all reflected in their repertoire, together with the passion of the Rebetes for women, love and, above all, their music. For this exclusive concert, they will perform a special set list, covering many of the early Rebetiko composers, including Tountas, Skarvelis, Semsis, Dellias, Vamvakaris and others. Band/Musicians: Megla Theodoulos Charalampous - Bouzouki/Baglama/Vocals Simon Mercouris - Bouzouki/Laouto/Vocals Iacovos Kirlappos - Guitar/Vocals

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Reg Meuross

on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

A highly talented singer-songwriter, Reg Meuross is probably one of the best writers of modern protest songs and other themes. Supporting Reg we are delighted to welcome East Anglian duo Reset Prose. Gavin Mitchell and Nathaniel Smith are Reset Prose and bring a mix of traditional style songs with great harmonies.

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Reg Meuross

on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 at Blandford Forum Royal British Legion 7:45pm

A highly talented singer-songwriter, Reg Meuross is probably one of the best writers of modern protest songs and other themes. Supporting Reg we are delighted to welcome East Anglian duo Reset Prose. Gavin Mitchell and Nathaniel Smith are Reset Prose and bring a mix of traditional style songs with great harmonies.

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Forest Folk And Roots Present My Girl The River + Steph Scott

on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

My Girl The River offer up their blend of Americana, folk, roots and alt-country. The new album 'This Ain't No Fairytale' was released to critical acclaim in the spring of 2016. Kris Wilkinson Hughes, a Louisiana native, brings her sultry southern voice to tell anecdotes, half-truths, fables and lies. 'Stunning' and 'great songs, great voice' are just some of the comments being batted around the new album. www.supertinyrecords.com

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Forest Folk And Roots Present My Girl The River + Steph Scott

on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 at Cranfield The College Arms 7:30pm

My Girl The River offer up their blend of Americana, folk, roots and alt-country. The new album 'This Ain't No Fairytale' was released to critical acclaim in the spring of 2016. Kris Wilkinson Hughes, a Louisiana native, brings her sultry southern voice to tell anecdotes, half-truths, fables and lies. 'Stunning' and 'great songs, great voice' are just some of the comments being batted around the new album. www.supertinyrecords.com

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Aynsley Lister

on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 at Sheffield The Greystones 7:30pm

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Roxanne De Bastion

on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 at Coventry The Big Comfy Bookshop 7:00pm

Three fabulous acts play our folk club. More details soon.

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A Fistful Of Spookies

on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 at Malvern St Peter's Church & North Malvern Arts 7:30pm

8.00pm on-stage - top beer, top acoustic, top venue! 'one of the funniest bands ever - still chuckling' Mike Harding 'Heartbreaking. Hilarious.' The Old Church, Stoke Newington 'Wonderful I laughed the whole time' Sam Lee, The Nest Collective From thousand year old Georgian songs to sensational new arrangements guaranteed to woo, charm, cheer & delight. A Fistful of Spookies (UK) were abandoned to their own devices when festival hits The Spooky Men's Chorale retreated to Australia after their sell-out 2015 tour. Like a tide-mark in the enamel bath of song, this collection of UK Spooks keep alive the flame of Spookiness in Britain. A cappella but not as we know it. https://www.facebook.com/fistfulofspookies/ @spookyfistful www.afistfulofspookies.co.uk 'a fun-sized version of The Spooky Men's Chorale' Mark Radcliffe, 6 Music

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Charlie Dore In Concert. Hope Hall, Exeter Ex2 5jn

on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 at Exeter Hope Hall Arts 7:30pm

Although best known as a respected songwriter for others, Charlie enjoys a multi-faceted career that includes acting, comedy-improvisation, writing for radio and composition for film and TV as well as performing live with her band. She became one of a handful of UK songwriters to have success across diverse genres with songs covered by George Harrison, Tina Turner, Lisa Stansfied, Ricky Ross, Sheena Easton (US No 4), Celine Dion, Black, UB40, Status Quo, Paul Carrack and a UK No 1, 'Ain't No Doubt' for Jimmy Nail. Five of Charlie's albums have been released since 2005 on her own label Black Ink, which have seen her rediscover her own voice and return to her earlier folk-roots influences. She considers herself a fairly late starter in terms of resuming her own recordings so intends to keep touring until she drops. Her songs have won two Ascap awards, an Ivor Novello nomination, both the Overall Grand and the Folk Prize from the International Acoustic Music Awards and in 2012 Best Album Lyrics from the Indy Acoustic Project for her album Cheapskate Lullabyes. Milk Roulette, her 8th album, was released in November 2014. It was recorded at her home studio and co-produced with her long-time collaborator Julian Littman. The title track describes Charlie's father's method of testing whether milk was off or not - by taking a swig. Touring continues throughout 2015-16. "A gift for melody ...brave, poignant ...entertaining and original" The Guardian ★★★★ "Beatific of voice, fragrant of melody and lyrically fearless" MOJO ★★★★ "Still stretching boundaries" Telegraph ★★★★ www.charliedore.com Supporting Charlie is Exeter singer songwriter, Greg Hancock. Greg has been writing his own songs ever since he first picked up a guitar at the age of ten. He always tries to find innovative and surprising new song structures and to avoid musical and lyrical cliches. His songs deal with a wide range of topics - from love-gone-wrong and personal emotions to topical issues and current affairs but all share an unusual, slightly skewed view of the world and everything in it. www.greghancockmusic.com/ Refreshments available. BYO alcohol. No wheelchair access. Tickets £12.00 Doors 7.30 Tel. 07508 169 049 Email: sstwigg@blueyonder.co.uk

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Jess Vincent Plays Bristol Folk House

on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 at Bristol The Bristol Folk House 7:30pm

Jess is currently touring with new album SHINE. At the Folk House she will be accompanied by masterful percussionist and accomplished keyboard player, Graham Brown. A live review by Jon Eve, 365Bristol proclaimed: Her eclectic mix of upbeat pop folk, downbeat ballads and delicate love songs hit every single emotion.In all honesty, I was sold as soon as I'd heard her pitch perfect vocals TICKETS £8 The Bristol Folk House, 40A Park Street BS1 5JG 0117 926 2987 Jess has performed in venues up and down the country from acoustic clubs like Rothbury Roots in Northumberland to the big stage at Colston Hall in Bristol and her festival appearances (as herself and supporting other musicians) include Manchester Pride, Cropredy, New Forest Folk Festival, Dart Music Festival, Wellyfest, Great British Folk Festival, Village Pump Folk Festival and Doncaster Folk Festival, among many others. Jess Vincent has a highly original style which is getting noticed: Soulful, strong and utterly engrossing says Mick Tems, Folk Wales; uniquely and obliquely original Rock'n'Reel R2, her trademark subtle arrangements on guitar, baritone uke, shruti box, bass, harmonium, reveal a maturity that belies her youth, yet allowing her vulnerability to shine through. Jess has a unique mix of '..accessible, tuneful folksiness, with dashes of Americana of the light-textured Appalachian variety [Folk n Roots]. Shine sees Jess Vincent rising in stature as both a writer and performer of songs. An album that will last a lifetime and feel like it's ended too soon. [Neil King Fatea Records] MUSIC VIDEO: FETCH MY HEART https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfdZ6zYxpqU AUDIO: https://soundcloud.com/jessvincentsings/love-me-true-jess-vincent-shine VIDEO: BILLY TIPTON'S WALTZ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nw-lUj5KVRE

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Liverpool Acoustic Live - Derek King Album Launch

on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 at Liverpool The View Two Gallery 7:45pm

Friday 17th June at Mathew Street's View Two Gallery marks the release of Liverpool singer-songwriter Derek King's second solo album, entitled Seasons. Derek's first album, Sometimes (released in the Spring of 2015) was a collection of timeless songs all about the ups and downs of everyday life, about sometimes winning and sometimes losing. In Seasons he continues to explore similar themes, about how, as the Earth turns, the changing of the seasons brings us constant change. Change can of course be predictable, but often we have little or no control over our fate. Across the Strings is a story about two strangers sharing a moment in time that could have perhaps have been more, Summer Breeze is all about a special someone entering one's life as randomly and unexpectedly as a breeze, while Perfect Days tells us how to be happy while being broke. This collection again contains two songs that were recent entries to the annual Liverpool Acoustic songwriting challenge, Reflections being about a man looking in the mirror and reflecting upon his life, and Sally, the story of a girl growing up who, seeing so much unfairness and unhappiness in the world, continually asks why and vows to campaign against injustice. Support on the launch night will be provided by wonderful pianist and vocalist Nicola Hardman, plus Northern Irish folk-rock band Gary Maginnis and the Like. Tickets are available in advance for £5.00 (+50p booking fee) from wegottickets.com/liverpoolacoustic or for £6 on the door on the night. Doors open at our regular time of 7.45pm with the music starting at 8.15pm sharp. Please note this is on the third Friday of the month, not our regular fourth Friday. Please note, the performance space at the View Two Gallery is on the third floor and there is no disabled access. All of our future live events can be found at liverpoolacoustic.co.uk/events

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Rory Mcleod & The Familiar Strangers

on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 at Doncaster Ukrainian Centre, 7:30pm

Rory Mcleod - ex-circus clown and fire eater. A one man soulband, poet and storyteller, singing his own unique upbeat dance stories. A modern travelling troubadour using tap shoes, acappella, harmonica, guitar, trombone, spoons, finger cymbals, bandorea, djembe and various percussion instruments! Rory has travelled the globe for different reasons at different times, from Asia to the middle East from Gambia to Cuba, Central America, Australia, North America, Canada, Europe and other nooks and crannies of the earth.

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Liverpool Acoustic Live - Derek King Album Launch

on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 at Liverpool The View Two Gallery 7:45pm

Friday 17th June at Mathew Street's View Two Gallery marks the release of Liverpool singer-songwriter Derek King's second solo album, entitled Seasons. Derek's first album, Sometimes (released in the Spring of 2015) was a collection of timeless songs all about the ups and downs of everyday life, about sometimes winning and sometimes losing. In Seasons he continues to explore similar themes, about how, as the Earth turns, the changing of the seasons brings us constant change. Change can of course be predictable, but often we have little or no control over our fate. Across the Strings is a story about two strangers sharing a moment in time that could have perhaps have been more, Summer Breeze is all about a special someone entering one's life as randomly and unexpectedly as a breeze, while Perfect Days tells us how to be happy while being broke. This collection again contains two songs that were recent entries to the annual Liverpool Acoustic songwriting challenge, Reflections being about a man looking in the mirror and reflecting upon his life, and Sally, the story of a girl growing up who, seeing so much unfairness and unhappiness in the world, continually asks why and vows to campaign against injustice. Support on the launch night will be provided by wonderful pianist and vocalist Nicola Hardman, plus Northern Irish folk-rock band Gary Maginnis and the Like. Tickets are available in advance for £5.00 (+50p booking fee) or £8.00 (+80p) for entry plus a copy of the CD from wegottickets.com/liverpoolacoustic or for £6 entry on the door on the night. Doors open at our regular time of 7.45pm with the music starting at 8.15pm sharp. Please note this is on the third Friday of the month, not our regular fourth Friday. Please note, the performance space at the View Two Gallery is on the third floor and there is no disabled access. All of our future live events can be found at liverpoolacoustic.co.uk/events

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Helter Skelter With Degurutieni + India Electric Company

on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

Gypsy Swing Tinged Ghost Ballad Jazz * Eastern European Textures * Irish Reels * Gypsy Jazz * Japanese quintet Degurutieni play a smoky, gypsy swing-tinged ghost-ballad kind of jazz. It's quite possibly the sound of Louis Armstrong out fishing with Ken Nordine in a Richard Brautigan story, a collision of soulful raspy vocals, junk roots, toys, horns, electric guitars and industrial rhythms. India Electric Company travel through Eastern European themes, Gypsy jazz and Irish reels, their sound a "haunting collection of atmosphere, textures and layers" (Spiral Earth). In March 2015 they released their debut album The Girl I Left Behind Me and are currently supporting and accompanying Midge Ure on the extensive Breathe Again tour throughout Europe.

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Olion Byw & Harriet Earis

on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 at Presteigne Assembly Rooms 7:30pm

An evening celebrating the Welsh language. Cabaret with professional musicians and Welsh singing learners!

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Claude Bourbon

on Fri, 17 Jun 2016 at Sevenoaks St Edith Hall, Kemsing 7:30pm

Ready for a unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions? Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take Blues, Spanish, Middle Eastern, Russian and many other stylings into uncharted territories. Claude was born in France but grew up in Canton de Vaud, Switzerland, where for a time he was classically trained. However, he soon felt the need to explore the guitar without the limitations of written music and delved headlong into folk, blues, jazz and rock music. Originally emigrating to Canada, he is now based in the UK and has become a world-renowned player, highly acclaimed for his finger-picking style plucking, picking and strumming at such speed that his fingers seem to appear just as a blur. It is very hard to describe the almost endless amalgam of different influences in Claude's playing, all melting into each other, as he moves from classical openings, across a whole continent of cultural roots, from the Balearic's to the Balkans, and then across to the Mississippi Delta, and shoehorned into all that is music that would not have been out of place in the courts of Emperors and Kings. It's not easy to begin to describe the breadth or mastery of the music you will hear if you are fortunate to catch one of Claude's gigs, it is a sort of sensory experience like no other. A top master of his craft and never appearing to be rushed, he has impeccable timing and makes things that you and I can only marvel at seem simple.

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Piano Accordion Concert

on Sat, 18 Jun 2016 at Taunton Halsway Manor 8:00pm

With Paul Hutchinson (Belshazzar's Feast, Hoover the Dog, PLF, Pagoda), Murray Grainger (Heretique, Cafe Band), Jane Ward and guests.

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Piano Accordion Concert

on Sat, 18 Jun 2016 at Taunton Halsway Manor 8:00pm

With Paul Hutchinson (Belshazzar's Feast, Hoover the Dog, PLF, Pagoda), Murray Grainger (Heretique, Cafe Band), Jane Ward and guests.

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Ninebarrow In Concert @ St Nicholas' Church, Studland

on Sat, 18 Jun 2016 at Studland St Nicholas' Church 7:00pm

After a hugely successful concert at St James' Church in Kingston during 2015, we decided we'd like to put on an even more intimate concert at another stunning local church: St Nicholas' in Studland. The small 12th century building is nestled within the beautiful village of Studland and boasts fantastic acoustics and the perfect atmosphere for an intimate, midsummer concert. Tickets are £9 in advance and £11 on the door. Due to the nature of this small venue, tickets are limited and can be ordered from WeGotTickets or reserved (at the advance price) by emailing info@ninbarrow.co.uk. Please note - it will be cash only on the door. Refreshments will be available in the church hall, located just outside the church and parking is available at the National Trust car park (pay and display). The church is just a short walk through the back of the car park.

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Ma Polaine's Great Decline

on Sat, 18 Jun 2016 at London Green Note 7:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: DOORS OPEN: 7pm, MUSIC STARTS AT 8.30pm. The venue comprises both seated and standing space. There are a limited number of seats. These are allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you'd like a seat, please ensure you arrive early. We reserve the right to release all unclaimed tickets for re-sale at 9.15pm. If you will be arriving after this time, please inform us in advance, so that we can hold your tickets for you. We can be contacted by email on mail@greennote.co.uk -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Following the release of debut album Got Me Out Of Hell, blues and roots influenced Ma Polaine's Great Decline continue to build a reputation as an unique and hard to pigeon-hole act, with the live show drawing curiosity and emotion with inventive song-writing and on-stage instrument changes. Described as like a young Billie Holiday gate-crashing a Tom Waits Swordfishtrombones recording session, with a sound that wouldn't be out of place in a speakeasy or the Left Bank, the album has received high praise from radio presenters and reviewers alike, with all nine tracks getting radio play across the UK. Gaining industry recognition, Ma Polaine's Great Decline were winners of the Reveal Records emerging artist competition, and 2014 EP release title track Suffer It Well was a semi-finalist in the international song writing competition. 4 stars "an intangible element peculiar to themselves" R2 Magazine 4 stars "an utterly compelling soundscape" Northern Sky Magazine "like some new wonderful step in evolution, an album of great warmth and heroic concealment", "the most complete and uniquely enjoyable of the year so far". Liverpool Sound And Vision 9.5/10 Central to the identity, and to the curiously seductive chemistry, of this London quintet, are the charmingly throwback vocals of Beth Packer Roots Music Report www.mapolainesgreatdecline.com/

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Lil' Jimmy Reed Band

on Sat, 18 Jun 2016 at Great Torrington The Plough Arts Centre 8:00pm

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Marty O'reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra

on Sat, 18 Jun 2016 at Portsmouth The Square Tower 7:15pm

"Marty O'Reilly is imbued with an innate talent, and delivers beyond our expectations We were lucky enough to catch Marty O'Reilly and his Old Soul Orchestra a couple of years ago at Maverick Festival. They tore the place down with an incendiary performance on the main stage which then led it them selling the most CD's that any act has ever sold at that festival - a record that still stands today! Suffice to say we're absolutely thrilled that we've managed to tempt them down to our beautiful and historic venue for what promises to be an amazing Summer show! This orchestra seamlessly weaves trance-based blues music, harkening back to John Lee Hooker and Howlin' Wolf, with a drunken minor swing comparable to some of Tom Waits' darker works. Marty O'Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra deliver an enthralling and passionate performance, which often leaves them out of breath and the stage littered with broken strings and bow hairs. Marty O'Reilly began his musical journey as a blues guitar player, with his ear pressed close to the ancient hiss in the works of Blind Willie Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, John Lee Hooker, Charlie Patton, and Leadbelly. Through extensive listening and studying of the early delta greats, O'Reilly developed a unique foundation onto which he would incorporate themes from influences in other musical veins such as John Fahey, Nick Drake, John Vandiver, and Tom Waits. Whether it be his original pieces or his renditions of old American classics, O'Reilly tells his story through an old and soulful voice, propelled by a sense of authentic emotional adrenaline. O'Reilly is backed by Ben Berry on the double bass, Chris Lynch on the fiddle and Matt Goff on drums. Their versatile musicianship, and soulful chemistry help to expand O'Reilly's songs into pieces that drive like a ten pound hammer, or float like feather and flow seamlessly in-between. What The Critics Say: "Raw musical excellence... guitar, fiddle and double bass played to within an inch of their inanimate lives. (4000milestonashville) Doors 7.15pm, Show Starts 7.45pm.

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Reg Meuross: Southern Villages Microtour

on Sat, 18 Jun 2016 at Whitchurch Parish Hall 7:00pm

Critically-acclaimed folk singer/songwriter Reg Meuross returns to the stage alongside award-winning folk duo Loreley for four dates only on the Southern Villages Microtour. Reg will be premiering songs from his new album: "December", as well as old favourites in some of the South East's loveliest small halls. Tickets are £10 Advance via WeGotTickets, or £12 On The Door. Reg's imaginative and finely crafted songs have earned him the title of Master Storyteller (Pennyblack Music), and prompted Mike Harding to introduce him onto the stage of The Royal Albert Hall as 'one of the finest singer-songwriters this country has produced'. Reg is a true modern day troubadour - commenting on life as he sees it, with some of the most beautifully disarming songs and lyrics ever written. FolkWords awarded England Green & England Grey Album of the Year 2014, and said Reg's songs are 'the hinges upon which swing the doors of perceptive English folk ' 'Magnificent, powerful & moving' (Pete Townshend). 'Intelligent and thought-provoking songs, beautifully made and skilfully delivered' (The Times).

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Jeni & Billy (usa)

on Sat, 18 Jun 2016 at Cardiff Beulah Community Centre (Canolfan Beulah) 7:30am

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Paul Mcclure And Ashland

on Sat, 18 Jun 2016 at Birmingham ORT Arts Cafe 7:30pm

Ashland 8PM Paul McClure 9PM

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Merz & Julian Sartorius

on Sat, 18 Jun 2016 at Salford The Eagle Inn 7:30pm

It was five years ago in Bern, Switzerland that acclaimed British experimental pop musician Conrad Lambert, known as Merz, met Swiss drummer and sound artist Julian Sartorius. Sartorius was drafted in as percussionist for Merz's album No Compass Will Find Home, an album containing 'consistently thoughtful songwriting,' according to the Guardian. His richly detailed and expansive songs were then reconstructed. At the hands of 33-year-old Julian Sartorius the companion album Drum & Vocal Renditions reduced as well as radicalised No Compass Will Find Home, Sartorius applying the same rules and operation methods to Merz's song variations as his epic audio-visual Beat Diary; every beat is actually played, every sound is real. To perform the Renditions album live Sartorius created a band consisting of four exceptional drummers, named Merz feat. Sartorius Drum Ensemble. Merz stands alone among the four drummer's kits singing his songs a capella over the multi-textural, sometimes delicate, sometimes thunderous rhythmic sound. Merz and Sartorius have subsequently collaborated on the writing for Merz's latest album Thinking Like A Mountain with Merz using Sartorius's textural rhythms as a foundation for the emerging song. This joint UK tour sees Merz and Sartorius play together as a duo, combining their respective strengths, originality and idiosyncrasies as musicians in a fast evolving, fluid performance of Merz's repertoire of songs. 'Merz's fireside-folk songs become multi-faceted towers when combined with Julian Sartorius' unyielding drum beats' Impose Magazine Opening each night Julian Sartorius will perform his intricately conceived solo drum show, a unique and must-see spectacle from one of Europe's most creative drummers. 'Best drummer in the universe' Andy Votel 'Magnificent' Matthew Herbert

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Martin Carthy

on Sat, 18 Jun 2016 at Brighton Unitarian Church 7:30pm

Doors open 7.30 Duck Soup 7.45-8.15 Martin Carthy 8.45-9.30 Martin Carthy 9.45-10.30 Donations bar available

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Martin Carthy

on Sat, 18 Jun 2016 at Brighton Unitarian Church 7:30pm

Doors open 7.30 Duck Soup 7.45-8.15 Martin Carthy 8.45-9.30 Martin Carthy 9.45-10.30 Donations bar available

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Helter Skelter With Don Kipper

on Sat, 18 Jun 2016 at London Jamboree 8:00pm

Klezmer * Turkish Fasil * Greek Rembetika * Brazilian Samba * Celtic * West African Rhythms * The ace Don Kipper will be zigzagging through the exotic sounds of Klezmer, Turkish Fasil and Greek Rembetika with bursts of Brazilian Samba, Celtic and West African music.

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Brooks Williams

on Sun, 19 Jun 2016 at Wirksworth Coach House Studios 7:30pm

BROOKS WILLIAMS - performance starts at 8pm Pan-Americana Roots 'n Blues, doused in Moonshine alt-Billy and delicious Dixie Net Rhythms I've known Brooks for many years. He's a lovely player, a lovely singer, and a great writer and a lovely man. The real thing Martin Simpson Brooks Williams is ranked one of the world's Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists and is a richly diverse and entertaining performer, a proverbial triple treat, with fiery guitar playing, smooth-as-silk singing, and stunning songs. fRoots says Williams is absolutely beyond criticism! Originally from Statesboro Georgia, Brooks got his start in the clubs of New York and New England. 20 albums later, and now based in the UK, he tours around the world, from Kerrville Festival (Texas) to Cafe De Amer (Holland), from Cropredy Festival (England) to Club Passim (Massachusetts). Williams' music is genre defying, walking the line between blues and Americana. Imagine Doc Watson, Willie Nelson, Lonnie Johnson and Blind Boy Fuller sitting in a bar having a jam and you're just about there. www.brookswilliams.com

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The Wave Pictures 'a Season In Hull' Shows

on Sun, 19 Jun 2016 at London The Lexington 7:30pm

To celebrate the release of the first record on our own label, 'A Season In Hull, The Wave Pictures return to play one of our favourite London venues, The Lexington. The album was recorded on acoustic guitars in one room, with a bunch of friends, live into one microphone on singer Dave Tattersall's birthday, January 28th, 2015. A 'Season In Hull' is a one-microphone happy birthday recording.

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The Wave Pictures 'a Season In Hull' Matinee Show

on Sun, 19 Jun 2016 at London The Lexington 3:00pm

To celebrate the release of the first record on our own label, 'A Season In Hull, The Wave Pictures return to play one of our favourite London venues, The Lexington. For the matinee show under 12's gain free entry. The album was recorded on acoustic guitars in one room, with a bunch of friends, live into one microphone on singer Dave Tattersall's birthday, January 28th, 2015. A 'Season In Hull' is a one-microphone happy birthday recording.

{ £13.20 } buy tickets


The Wave Pictures 'a Season In Hull' Matinee Show

on Sun, 19 Jun 2016 at London The Lexington 3:00pm

To celebrate the release of the first record on our own label, 'A Season In Hull, The Wave Pictures return to play one of our favourite London venues, The Lexington. For the matinee show under 12's gain free entry. The album was recorded on acoustic guitars in one room, with a bunch of friends, live into one microphone on singer Dave Tattersall's birthday, January 28th, 2015. A 'Season In Hull' is a one-microphone happy birthday recording.

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Singers' Night (with Stage And Pa System)

on Sun, 19 Jun 2016 at Twickenham Cabbage Patch Pub 7:45pm

A change from the informal singarounds - A 'floor spot' on a Singers Night will be ten minutes so it will be a chance to perform two songs consecutively. Performing on stage in front of an expectant audience puts us firmly in the spot